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  1. Study of the B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+} decays with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, G. [Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Abbott, B. [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada); Abdallah, J. [Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Abdinov, O. [Physics Department, University of Athens, Athens (Greece); Aben, R. [Fysiska institutionen, Lunds universitet, Lund (Sweden); and others

    2016-01-05

    The decays B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+} are studied with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using a dataset corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.9 and 20.6 fb{sup -1} of pp collisions collected at centre-of-mass energies √s=7 TeV and 8 TeV, respectively. Signal candidates are identified through J/ψ→μ{sup +}μ{sup -} and D{sub s}{sup (∗)+}→ϕπ{sup +}(γ/π{sup 0}) decays. With a two-dimensional likelihood fit involving the B{sub c}{sup +} reconstructed invariant mass and an angle between the μ{sup +} and D{sub s}{sup +} candidate momenta in the muon pair rest frame, the yields of B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+}, and the transverse polarisation fraction in B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+} decay are measured. The transverse polarisation fraction is determined to be Γ{sub ±±}(B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+})/Γ(B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s}{sup ∗+})=0.38±0.23±0.07, and the derived ratio of the branching fractions of the two modes is B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s{sup ∗}{sup +}}}}/B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s{sup +}}}}=2.8 {sub -0.8}{sup +1.2}±0.3, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. Finally, a sample of B{sub c}{sup +}→J/ψπ{sup +} decays is used to derive the ratios of branching fractions B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s{sup +}}}}/B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψπ{sup +}}}=3.8±1.1±0.4±0.2 and B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψD{sub s{sup ∗}{sup +}}}}/B{sub B{sub c{sup +}→J/ψπ{sup +}}}=10.4±3.1±1.5±0.6, where the third error corresponds to the uncertainty of the branching fraction of D{sub s}{sup +}→ϕ(K{sup +}K{sup -})π{sup +} decay. The available theoretical predictions are generally consistent with the measurement.

  2. Hydrothermal phase stability study of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}

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    Graham, Jeffrey J., E-mail: jeffrey.graham@dtra.mil [Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 (United States); Matthew Mann, J., E-mail: james.mann.11@us.af.mil [Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, 2241 Avionics Circle, Bldg 600, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 (United States); Zens, Timothy W.C., E-mail: timothy.zens@afit.edu [Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 (United States); McClory, John W., E-mail: john.mcclory@afit.edu [Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 (United States)

    2014-08-15

    Growth of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} by the hydrothermal method was attempted in 10{sup −6} M LiOH, by both spontaneous nucleation and transport growth. Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} grew out of the first spontaneous nucleation reaction, while the seed dissolved and γ-LiBO{sub 2} formed during the transport growth reactions. A species thermodynamic stability study showed that γ-LiBO{sub 2} formed exclusively from 350 °C to 550 °C, and Li{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 8}(OH){sub 2} was observed at 250 °C; Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} was not observed. A solubility study on Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} did not achieve equilibrium conditions, but did demonstrate that γ-LiBO{sub 2} is significantly more thermodynamically stable than Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} under the tested conditions. Formation of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} hydrothermally was shown to result from kinetic growth. - Graphical abstract: Every boron in lithium γ-metaborate is tetrahedrally coordinated with oxygen, and each tetrahedron is linked to four other tetrahedrons, creating a strong B-O lattice surrounding the lithium atoms. - Highlights: • Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} was grown hydrothermally via spontaneous nucleation in 10{sup −6} M LiOH. • γ-LiBO{sub 2} formed from 350 °C to 550 °C and Li{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 8}(OH){sub 2} was observed at 250 °C. • A solubility study showed γ-LiBO{sub 2} to be more thermodynamically stable than Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}. • Hydrothermal formation of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} was shown to result from kinetic growth.

  3. Theoretical study of hydrogen adsorption on Ca-decorated C{sub 48}B{sub 12} clusters

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    Qi, Pengtang; Chen, Hongshan, E-mail: chenhs@nwnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics & Functional Materials of Gansu Province, College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China)

    2015-09-15

    The hydrogen adsorption on Ca-decorated C{sub 48}B{sub 12} clusters is studied using density functional theory. The favorable binding site for Ca atom is the hexagonal C{sub 4}B{sub 2} rings. The strong interaction between Ca atoms and C{sub 48}B{sub 12} cluster hinders the aggregation of Ca atoms on the cluster surface. C{sub 48}B{sub 12} is an electron deficient system with a large electron affinity of 2.952 eV. The decorated Ca atoms transfer their electrons to the cluster easily. The net charges on the Ca atoms are in the range of 1.101 to 1.563 e. When H{sub 2} molecules approach the Ca atoms, they are moderately polarized and adsorbed around the Ca atoms in molecular form. The adsorption strength can reach up to 0.133 eV/H{sub 2}. Each Ca atom in the Ca-decorated C{sub 48}B{sub 12} complexes can adsorb three H{sub 2} molecules. The fully decorated C{sub 48}B{sub 12}Ca{sub 6} can hold up to 18 H{sub 2} molecules.

  4. Study on the optical properties of ErBa{sub 3}B{sub 9}O{sub 18} crystals

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    He, Ming, E-mail: heming@djtu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, College of Science, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028 (China); Liu, T.Z. [Liaoning Key Materials Laboratory for Railway, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028 (China); Qiu, M.H. [Department of Physics, College of Science, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028 (China); Zhang, Z.H. [Liaoning Key Materials Laboratory for Railway, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028 (China); Zhu, Y.Z.; Song, Z.; Xiu, J.L. [Department of Physics, College of Science, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028 (China)

    2015-01-01

    The X-ray diffraction and spectral properties of optical crystals ErBa{sub 3}B{sub 9}O{sub 18} were investigated systematically. Single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra were studied and space group forbidden XRD peaks were found as a result of stacking faults. Then, the transition spectral properties of the material were examined from optical absorption data. A wide band emission centering at 450 nm was found when the crystal was excited by UV light. The studies indicate that ErBa{sub 3}B{sub 9}O{sub 18} may find applications in thin disk laser or phosphor.

  5. B{sub c} → B{sub sJ} form factors and B{sub c} decays into B{sub sJ} in covariant light-front approach

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    Shi, Yu-Ji; Zhao, Zhen-Xing [Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, INPAC, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai (China); Wang, Wei [Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, INPAC, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China)

    2016-10-15

    We suggest to study the B{sub s} and its excitations B{sub sJ} in the B{sub c} decays. We calculate the B{sub c} → B{sub sJ} and B{sub c} → B{sub J} form factors within the covariant light-front quark model, where the B{sub sJ} and B{sub J} denote an s-wave or p-wave anti bs and anti bd meson, respectively. The form factors at q{sup 2} = 0 are directly computed while their q{sup 2}-distributions are obtained by extrapolation. The derived form factors are then used to study semileptonic B{sub c} → (B{sub sJ}, B{sub J}) anti lν decays, and nonleptonic B{sub c} → B{sub sJ}π. Branching fractions and polarizations are predicted in the standard model. We find that the branching fractions are sizable and might be accessible at the LHC experiment and future high-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} colliders with a high luminosity at the Z-pole. The future experimental measurements are helpful to study the nonperturbative QCD dynamics in the presence of a heavy spectator and also of great value for the study of spectroscopy. (orig.)

  6. Study of H-T phase diagram of ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Takeshita, H.; Ochiai, M.; Habuta, E.; Nagata, T.; Kawano-Furukawa, H.; Yoshizawa, H.; Furukawa, N.; Takeya, H.; Kadowaki, K

    2003-05-15

    A field dependence of magnetization of ErNi{sub 2}{sup 11}B{sub 2}C at 1.8 K with a field parallel to the b-axis indicates that three phase transitions occur at 0.6, 1.1 and 1.9 T. In the present study, we performed neutron diffraction measurements and determined a detailed magnetic structure in a phase at 1.9 K and 0.85 T. Accompanied by odd number higher order peaks there appear strong SDW magnetic peaks with q{sub 1}=(4/7)a*, indicating that the size of the magnetic unit cell is 7axbxc.

  7. Neutron diffraction studies of magnetic ordering in superconducting ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in an applied magnetic field

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    Toft, K.N

    2004-01-01

    The field-induced magnetic structures of ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in are especially interesting because the field suppresses the superconducting order parameter and therefore the magnetic properties can be studied while varying the strength of superconductivity. ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C: For magnetic fields along all three symmetry directions, the observed magnetic structures have a period corresponding to the Fermi surface nesting structure. The phase diagrams present all the observed magnetic structures. Two results remain unresolved: 1. When applying the magnetic field along [010], the minority domain (Q{sub N}{sup B} = (0,Q,0) with moments perpendicular to the field) shows no signs of hysteresis. I expected it to be a meta-stable state, which would be gradually suppressed by a magnetic field, and when decreasing the field it would not reappear until some small field of approximately 0.1 T. 2. When the field is applied along [110], the magnetic structure rotates a small angle of 0.5 degrees away from the symmetry direction. TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C: A magnetic field applied in the [100] direction suppresses the zero field magnetic structure Q{sub F} = (0.094,0.094,0) (T{sub N} = 1.6 K), in favor of the Fermi surface nesting structure Q{sub N} = (0.483,0,0). The appearance of the Q{sub N} phase was initially believed to be caused by the suppression of superconductivity. This suppression should make it favorable to create a magnetic order with a Q-vector determined by the maximum in the magnetic susceptibility at the Fermi surface nesting vector Q{sub N}. The phase diagram for the magnetic structures is presented, however several properties of the Q{sub N} magnetic structure cannot be explained within any known models. Quadrupolar ordering is suggested as a possible candidate for explaining these features of the Q{sub N} structure. (au)

  8. Surface and spectral studies of green emitting Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6}:Tb{sup 3+} phosphor

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    Neharika [School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra 182320, J& K (India); Kumar, Vinay, E-mail: vinaykumar@smvdu.ac.in [School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra 182320, J& K (India); Sharma, J.; Singh, Vivek K. [School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra 182320, J& K (India); Ntwaeaborwa, O.M.; Swart, H.C. [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein ZA9300 (South Africa)

    2016-01-15

    Highlights: • XPS technique has been used to study the surface composition of the phosphor. • The phosphor is synthesized by combustion method using urea as fuel. • Multipole–multipole interaction was found to play a key role for concentration quenching of Tb{sup 3+} doped Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} phosphor. - Abstract: In this paper, we report the synthesis of trivalent Tb{sup 3+} doped Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} phosphor by combustion method using urea as an organic fuel. The structure of the product has been verified by X-ray diffraction study which shows a rhombohedral phase with a space group of R-3c having lattice constants a = 9.064 Å, b = 9.064 Å, c = 12.611 Å. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy has been used to study the elemental composition and electronic states of the Tb{sup 3+} doped Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} phosphor. Photoluminescence spectra showed that the phosphor emits in the greenish region (with the main peak at 544 nm) of color gamut under UV excitation. The diffuse reflectance spectra of the Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} phosphor were studied. Lifetime and band gap of the phosphors were calculated to be 2.55 ms and 5.25 ± 0.02 eV, respectively.

  9. Fluorescence enhancement of the aflatoxin B{sub 1} by forming inclusion complexes with some cyclodextrins and molecular modeling study

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    Aghamohammadi, Mohammad [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Modarres University, P.O. Box 14115-111, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Alizadeh, Naader [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Modarres University, P.O. Box 14115-111, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: alizaden@modares.ac.ir

    2007-12-15

    The interaction between the aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) and three cyclodextrins, {alpha}-cyclodextrin ({alpha}-CD), {beta}-cyclodextrin ({beta}-CD) and heptakis-2,6-dimethyl-o-{beta}-cyclodextrin (ome-CD), was studied by spectrofluorescence technique. It was found that the inclusion association behavior occurs for the complexes of cyclodextrins with AFB{sub 1}. The fluorescence of AFB{sub 1} is generally enhanced in the complexes with cyclodextrins in aqueous solutions. The inclusion complex constants of the three types of cyclodextrins at different temperatures were evaluated from Benesi-Hildebrand plot and also by non-linear regression analysis. These cyclodextrins can only form the 1:1 (host:guest) inclusion complex in the studied temperature range of 20-50 deg. C. The enthalpy ({delta}H{sup o}) and entropy ({delta}S{sup o}) changes of complexation were extracted from the temperature dependency of complex formation constants (K). Temperature-dependent measurements showed that the association step is controlled by enthalpy-entropy compensation effect. The use of ome-CD generally resulted in the greatest fluorescence intensity. On the other hand, the discrepancy between the exhibited enhanced fluorescence and thermodynamic parameters ({delta}G{sup o}) is proposed to be different only by the orientation of the AFB{sub 1} within the cyclodextrin cavity. To find the most favorable structure, the geometry of complex was investigated by molecular modeling approach employing the semiemperical HF-SCF calculations.

  10. Neutron scattering studies of the flux line lattice in ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Nagata, T. E-mail: nagata@phys.ocha.ac.jp; Yano, F.; Habuta, E.; Kawano-Furukawa, H.; Nagao, M.; Yoshizawa, H.; Furukawa, N.; Takeya, H.; Kadowaki, K

    2004-05-01

    We examined the flux line lattice in ErNi{sub 2}{sup 11}B{sub 2}C by small angle neutron scattering technique. On field cooling process, effective field (H{sub eff}) determined by the observed vortex distance increased by 200 Oe below the weak ferromagnetic transition temperature T{sub WFM}.

  11. Effect of vitamin B/sub 6/ on the neurotoxicity and pharmacology of desmethylmisonidazole and misonidazole: clinical and laboratory studies

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    Coleman, C.N.; Hirst, V.K.; Brown, D.M.; Halsey, J.

    1984-08-01

    The clinical usefulness of misonidazole (MISO) and desmethylmisonidazole (DMM) is severely limited by neurotoxicity. Based on theoretical considerations and on laboratory data suggesting that pyridoxine (PN) decreased MISO toxicity in mice. The authors attempted to ameliorate the clinical neuropathy of DMM using oral PN. Pharmacokinetic analysis suggested interaction of PN and DMM but no protection against neuropathy was observed. Serial experiments with C3H and BALB/c mice were done using various forms of vitamin B/sub 6/ (PN, pyridoxal, pyridoxal phosphate) administered orally and i.p. No consistent protection was observed. Dexamethasone did not alter MISO toxicity in mice, contrary to the clinical findings. They conclude that vitamin B/sub 6/ is not useful in preventing clinical neurotoxicity of MISO or DMM.

  12. Synthesis and photoluminescence study of Dy{sup 3+} doped Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6}: Nanophosphors

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    Neharika,, E-mail: neharikasinghwazir@gmail.com; Kumar, Vinay, E-mail: neharikasinghwazir@gmail.com [School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra-182320, J and K (India); Ntwaeaborwa, O. M.; Swart, H. C. [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein ZA9300 (South Africa)

    2014-04-24

    In present paper, the combustion method synthesis of Dy{sup 3+} doped Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} nanophosphor and their luminescent properties have been reported. The crystalline structure and morphology of nanophosphors was confirmed and verify by the Xray powder diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The spectral properties of the Sr{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6}:Dy{sup 3+} nanophosphors have been studied with the photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Under 300nm excitation, the PL emission shows three peaks at 482, 575 and 664 nm, corresponding to the {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 4}H{sub 11/2} transition states. The 1931 CIE diagram gives the coordinates (x, y) as (0.38099, 0.40418) correspond to the shade of yellowish white emission of the Dy{sup 3+} ion which can be used as w-LED phosphors.

  13. A study of the reaction {pi}{sup -} p {yields} {omega}{pi}{sup -} p at 18 GeV/c: The D and S decay amplitudes for b{sub 1}(1235) {yields} {omega}{pi}

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    Mina Nozar; Gary Adams; T. Adams; Z. Bar-Yam; J.M. Bishop; V.A. Bodyagin; D.S. Brown; N.M. Cason; S.U. Chung; John Cummings; K. Danyo; A.I. Demianov; S.P. Denisov; V. Dorofeev; J.P. Dowd; Paul Eugenio; X.L. Fan; A.M. Gribushin; R.W. Hackenburg; M. Hayek; J. Hu; E.I. Ivanov; David Joffe; I. Kachaev; W. Kern; E. King; O.L. Kodolova; V.L. Korotkikh; M.A. Kostin; Joachim Kuhn; V.V. Lipaev; John Losecco; M. Lu; Joseph Manak; James Napolitano; C. Olchanski; Alexander Ostrovidov; T.K. Pedlar; A.V. Popov; D.I. Ryabchikov; L.I. Sarycheva; K.K. Seth; N. Shenhav; Xiaoyan Shen; W.D. Shephard; N.B. Sinev; D.L. Stienike; J.S. Suh; S.A. Taegar; A. Tomaradze; I.N. Vardanyan; Dennis Weygand; D.B. White; H.J. Willutzki; M. Witkowski; A.A. Yershov

    2002-08-08

    The reaction {pi}{sup -} p {yields} {omega}{pi}{sup -} p, {omega} {yields} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup -} {pi}{sup 0} has been studied at 18 GeV/c. The {omega}{pi}{sup -} mass spectrum is found to be dominated by the b{sub 1}(1235). Partial Wave Analysis shows that b{sub 1} production is dominated by natural parity exchange. The S-wave and D-wave amplitudes for b{sub 1}(1235) {yields} {omega}{pi} have been determined, and it is found that the amplitude ratio, |D/S| = 0.269 {+-} (0.009){sub stat} {+-} (0.01){sub sys} and the phase difference, {phi}(D-S) = 10.54{sup o} {+-} (2.4{sup o}){sub stat} {+-} (3.9){sub sys}.

  14. The B{sub s}{sup 0}: measurement of the life time and study of the oscillations with the ALEPH experiment; Le B{sub s}{sup 0}: mesure de la duree de vie et etude des oscillations dans l'experience ALEPH

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    Schune, M.H. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Lab. de l' Accelerateur Lineaire]|[Universite de Paris Sud, 91 - Orsay (France)

    1997-05-22

    his work describes first the theoretical motivations for the study of the life time and the oscillation frequency of the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson. After a brief presentation of the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, the oscillation formalism is presented and the importance of the {delta}m{sub d} and {delta}m{sub s} pointed out in the frame of the Standard Model. The author explains the importance of measuring the B{sub s}{sup 0} life time and the {delta}{gamma}{sub s}, the width difference between the two states of B{sub s}{sup 0}. The second chapter is devoted to the selection of events and the measurement of the proper time, taking the time resolution into account. The third chapter deals with the measurement of the life time and the analytical convolution used for this measurement and for the study of the oscillations. This chapter gives also the experimental result obtained for the measurement of {delta}{gamma}{sub s}. The fourth chapter states the tagging method, the variables used for it and the systematic checking. Rapid simulations are presented in the fifth chapter as well as the procedure used to give a lower limit for {delta}m{sub s}. Finally, the last chapter shows the analysis of the B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency, states the obtained limit in comparison to other results. The influence of this limit and a limit obtained by combining the results of the ALEPH and DELPHI collaborations are discussed with respect to the determination of the Standard Model parameters. (N.T.)

  15. Possible magnetism in vortex cores of superconducting TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C studied by small angle neutron scattering

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    Abrahamsen, Asger Bech

    2003-11-01

    The compound TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C has previously been studied by Small Angle Neutron Scattering(SANS) with the applied field along the crystalline c-axis and a very rich phase diagram in terms of flux line lattices(FLL) with different symmetries have been observed. One of the FLL transitions is coincident with a magnetic phase transition between two spin density waves. In this thesis additional SANS studies of the FLL phases in TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C are reported and an interpretation of the phase diagram in the paramagnetic region is presented. It is suggested that the square FLL observed is stable in between two transition lines determined by two different length scales. The lower transition field is reached when the distance between the flux lines becomes comparable to the non-locality radius resulting from non-local electrodynamics, whereas the upper transition field is determined from the crossover from intermediate to high flux line density where the vortex cores start to overlap and the superconducting order parameter is suppressed in between the flux lines. A detailed examination of the intensity of the neutron diffraction spots caused by scattering on the flux line lattice in TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C is presented and analyzed on the basis of the form factor of an isolated flux line. This analysis can not provide a good explanation for the observed scattering and it is suggested that the scattering from the Tm ions must be considered. One can argue that the moments of the Tm ions are modulated by the flux line lattice, because the Ruderman-Kittel- Kasuya-Yosida(RKKY) interaction between the Tm ions might be different inside the vortex cores than outside in the superconducting phase. A calculation of the neutron scattering cross section of such a magnetic flux line lattice has been performed and compared to the SANS data. This offers a qualitative explanation of some of the observations, but future work is needed to perform a more quantitative comparison. (au)

  16. Magnetoimpedance studies on laser and microwave annealed Fe{sub 66}Ni{sub 7}si{sub 7}B{sub 20} ribbons

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    Kotagiri, Ganesh [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Ramarao, S.D. [Microwave Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Markandeyulu, G., E-mail: mark@iitm.ac.in [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)

    2015-05-15

    Magnetoimpedance (MI) has been investigated in the laser and microwave annealed Fe{sub 66}Ni{sub 7}Si{sub 7}B{sub 20} ribbons. The largest MI [(MI){sub m}] values of the ribbons annealed using laser with energies of 150, 200 and 250 mJ/pulse (mJp) are 25% (at 7 MHz), 30% (at 5 MHz) and 21% (at 7 MHz) respectively. The effect of domain wall pinning on MI was observed as field insensitive regions in the MI profiles in the ribbon annealed using 150 mJp energy. Flower shaped grains in amorphous matrix in the ribbon annealed with 200 mJp energy are responsible for highest (MI){sub m} due to the least anisotropy. In the ribbons annealed for 40, 45 and 50 min at 400 °C using microwaves, (MI){sub m} values are 35% (at 5 MHz), 46% (at 6 MHz) and 29% (at 7 MHz) respectively. The large DC conductivity and the least anisotropy (smallest H{sub k} values) in the ribbon microwave annealed for 45 min at 400 °C resulted in (MI){sub m} reaching its highest value in the ribbons investigated. - Highlights: • Magnetoimpedance studied on Fe{sub 66}Ni{sub 7}Si{sub 7}B{sub 20} ribbons annealed using laser/microwaves. • Domain wall pinning observed in the ribbon annealed with 150 mJ/pulse of laser. • Flower shaped grains observed in the ribbon annealed with 200 mJ/pulse of laser. • Large magnetoimpedance and least anisotropy observed in the above ribbon. • Microwave annealed ribbons exhibited conductivity-magnetoimpedance correlation.

  17. Characterization of μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 in Multiple Organic Photovoltaic Device Architectures: Comparing against and Combining with Cl-BsubPc.

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    Castrucci, Jeffrey S; Garner, Richard K; Dang, Jeremy D; Thibau, Emmanuel; Lu, Zheng-Hong; Bender, Timothy P

    2016-09-21

    We demonstrate the first application of a unique boron subphthalocyanine (BsubPc) derivative, the oxygen bridged dimer μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2, as a multifunctional material within planar heterojunction organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. We first explored the pairing of μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 with well-known electron accepting and electron donating materials to explore its basic functionality. These preliminary device structures and metrics indicated that μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 is best applied as an electron donating material when used in simple bilayer structures, as it yielded comparable OPV device efficiencies to that of the more well-established and highly optimized chloro-boron subphthalocyanine (Cl-BsubPc) OPV device structures. Thereafter we established that the HOMO/LUMO energy levels of μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 are well-placed to apply it as a bifunctional donor/acceptor interlayer material in both energy and charge cascade OPV device architectures. Within this context, we found that μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 was particularly effective in a charge cascade device as an interlayer between Cl-BsubPc and C70. We finally found evidence of an alloying-like effect for devices with mixed electron donor layers of (Cl-BsubPc) and μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2, achieved through co-deposition. The overarching conclusion is therefore that μ-oxo-(BsubPc)2 has the ability to improve the performance of Cl-BsubPc OPV devices and is a multifunctional material worthy of further study.

  18. Structural and photoluminescence study of Er-Yb codoped nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} solid solution

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    Salas, P. [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro 76000 (Mexico); Borja-Urby, R. [Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiales Avanzados y nanoestructurados (EMANA), Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. C., Loma del Bosque 115, Col. Lomas del Campestre, C.P. 37150 Leon, Gto. (Mexico); Diaz-Torres, L.A., E-mail: ditlacio@cio.mx [Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiales Avanzados y nanoestructurados (EMANA), Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. C., Loma del Bosque 115, Col. Lomas del Campestre, C.P. 37150 Leon, Gto. (Mexico); Rodriguez, G. [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro 76000 (Mexico); Vega, M. [Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro 76000 (Mexico); Angeles-Chavez, C. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Programa de Ingenieria Molecular, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 152, A.P. 14-805, 07730 Mexico, DF (Mexico)

    2012-09-20

    Codoped Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} phosphor obtained by a modified sol-gel method is demonstrated. The addition of up to 2.5 mol% B{sub 2}O{sub 3} to nanocrystalline ZrO{sub 2}:Yb(2%), Er(1%) keep the tetragonal rare-earth stabilized ZrO{sub 2} phase; whereas higher B{sub 2}O{sub 3} content destabilize the tetragonal phase, leading to the tetragonal to monoclinic transition with no tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} phase segregation. Visible upconversion of the luminescent active ions, Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}, depend strongly on B{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. The PL intensity is strongly quenched for high B{sub 2}O{sub 3} content due to increasing multiphonon relaxation processes related to B-O and B-O-B vibronic modes.

  19. Lattice measurement of B{sub B{sub s}} with a chiral light quark action

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    Blossier, B.

    2007-01-15

    The computation on the lattice of the bag parameter B{sub B{sub s}} associated to the B{sub S}-B{sub S} mixing amplitude in the Standard Model is presented. The estimation has been made by combining the static limit of HQET and the Neuberger light quark action which preserves the chiral symmetry on the lattice. We find B{sub B{sub S}}{sup MSstat}(m{sub b})=0.92(3). (orig.)

  20. Raman scattering study of B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N growth on AlN template substrate

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    Ould Saad Hamady, S. [LMOPS - UMR CNRS, Univ. Paul Verlaine Metz and Supelec - UMI, Georgia Tech-CNRS (France); Baghdadli, T.; Gautier, S.; Bouchaour, M.; Martin, J. [LMOPS - UMR CNRS, Univ. Paul Verlaine Metz and Supelec, Metz (France); Ougazzaden, A. [Georgia Institute of Technology/GTL, UMI, Georgia Tech-CNRS, Metz (France)

    2008-07-01

    In this study, Raman scattering measurements are reported on the B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N layers grown on AlN-on-sapphire templates by MOVPE. The boron content covered the composition range from 0% (pure GaN) to 1.75%. The Raman spectra were recorded at 300 K with a confocal micro-Raman spectrometer in the backscattering geometries. Raman cartography at a lateral resolution of 1{mu}m was performed to study the spatial variation of the phonon peaks characteristics. The homogeneity of BGaN layers was studied and the phonon modes characteristics are determined as a function of composition, with respect to the laser polarisation. The E{sub 2} and A{sub 1}(LO) modes frequencies are shifted with respect to the pure GaN. The A{sub 1}(LO) mode behaviour correlates well with the free carriers concentration measured by Hall Effect method, indicating a phonon-plasmon coupling decreasing with increasing boron content in alloy. (copyright 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  1. Study of domain structure and magnetization reversal after thermal treatments in Fe{sub 40}Co{sub 38}Mo{sub 4}B{sub 18} microwires

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    Klein, P. [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, UPJS, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 Kosice (Slovakia); Varga, R., E-mail: rvarga@upjs.sk [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, UPJS, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 Kosice (Slovakia); Badini-Confalonieri, G.A.; Vazquez, M. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 3, 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain)

    2011-12-15

    We have studied the effect of thermal treatment on the magnetic domain structure and magnetic reversal process of amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe{sub 40}Co{sub 38}Mo{sub 4}B{sub 18} microwires. The domain structure and the magnetization reversal of amorphous FeCoMoB microwires reflect the complex stress distribution introduced by the glass coating. Hence, the thickness of radial domain structure decreases with temperature and the temperature dependence of the switching field presents a discontinuous behavior. After nanocrystallization, the domain structure of FeCoMoB microwire is almost constant within the temperature range 10-400 K and the switching field decreases almost linearly with temperature mostly because of the decrease of saturation magnetization. - Highlights: > Nanocrystalline FeCoMoB microwires are characterized by the high Curie temperature. > Nanocrystalline FeCoMoB microwires remains bistable even in nanocrystalline state. > Nanocrystalline FeCoMoB microwires are characterized by high magnetic stability in a wide temperature range.

  2. Study of microstructure and correlative magnetic property in bulk Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} permanent magnet

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    Man, H.; Xu, H. [Laboratory for Microstructures, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Liu, H.W. [The Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Tan, X.H., E-mail: tanxiaohua123@163.com [Laboratory for Microstructures, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Peng, J.C.; Bai, Q. [Laboratory for Microstructures, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)

    2012-11-01

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A fully dense bulk Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} permanent magnet was obtained by the simple process of copper mold casting and subsequent annealed at 943 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The relationship between microstructures and correlative magnetic property of Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} alloy was investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The high value of intrinsic coercivity of 1191 kA/m was obtained due to the existence of hard magnetic Nd{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B phase. - Abstract: The correlation between microstructure and magnetic property of a bulk Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} alloy are investigated. The microstructure of the as-cast Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} alloy shows a small amount of NbFeB phase with a grain size of 500 nm embedded in an amorphous matrix. The as-cast sample shows soft magnetic behavior at room temperature, after a heat treatment the hard magnetic properties are observed. A fully dense bulk Fe{sub 61}Nd{sub 10}B{sub 25}Nb{sub 4} permanent magnet is obtained with an intrinsic coercivity ({sub i}H{sub c}) of 1191 kA/m and a maximum energy product ((BH){sub max}) of 31.7 kJ/m{sup 3} after annealing at 943 K for 20 min. The corresponding microstructure consists of Nd{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B, NdFe{sub 4}B{sub 4} and NbFeB phases. The existence of the hard magnetic Nd{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B phase is the reason resulting in a high value of {sub i}H{sub c}. On the other hand, the influences of NdFe{sub 4}B{sub 4} and NbFeB phases in the annealed specimen on the magnetic properties are also discussed.

  3. Thermal treatment of the Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} alloy in it amorphous phase studied by means of Moessbauer spectroscopy; Tratamiento termico de la aleacion Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} en su fase amorfa estudiado por medio de la espectroscopia Moessbauer

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    Cabral P, A. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lopez, A.; Garcia S, F. [Facultad de Ciencias, UAEM, 50000 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    The magnetic and microhardness changes, dependents of the temperature that occur in the Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} alloy in it amorphous state were studied by means of the Moessbauer spectroscopy and Vickers microhardness. According to the Moessbauer parameters and in particular that of the hyperfine magnetic field, this it changes according to the changes of the microhardness; i.e. if the microhardness increases, the hyperfine magnetic field increases. The registered increment of hardness in the amorphous state of this alloy should be considered as anomalous, according to the prediction of the Hall-Petch equation, the one that relates negative slopes with grain sizes every time but small. (Author)

  4. Low-temperature sequential pulsed chemical vapor deposition of ternary B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N and B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N thin film alloys

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    Haider, Ali, E-mail: ali.haider@bilkent.edu.tr, E-mail: biyikli@unam.bilkent.edu.tr; Kizir, Seda; Ozgit-Akgun, Cagla; Biyikli, Necmi, E-mail: ali.haider@bilkent.edu.tr, E-mail: biyikli@unam.bilkent.edu.tr [National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800, Turkey and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 (Turkey); Okyay, Ali Kemal [National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 (Turkey); Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 (Turkey); Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 Turkey (Turkey)

    2016-01-15

    In this work, the authors have performed sequential pulsed chemical vapor deposition of ternary B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N and B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N alloys at a growth temperature of 450 °C. Triethylboron, triethylgallium, trimethylindium, and N{sub 2} or N{sub 2}/H{sub 2} plasma have been utilized as boron, gallium, indium, and nitrogen precursors, respectively. The authors have studied the compositional dependence of structural, optical, and morphological properties of B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N and B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N ternary thin film alloys. Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction measurements showed that boron incorporation in wurtzite lattice of GaN and InN diminishes the crystallinity of B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N and B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N sample. Refractive index decreased from 2.24 to 1.65 as the B concentration of B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N increased from 35% to 88%. Similarly, refractive index of B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N changed from 1.98 to 1.74 for increase in B concentration value from 32% to 87%, respectively. Optical transmission band edge values of the B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N and B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N films shifted to lower wavelengths with increasing boron content, indicating the tunability of energy band gap with alloy composition. Atomic force microscopy measurements revealed an increase in surface roughness with boron concentration of B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N, while an opposite trend was observed for B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}N thin films.

  5. Gastric emptying in patients with vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency

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    Yagci, Muenci; Yamac, Kadri; Acar, Kadir; Haznedar, Rauf [Department of Hematology, Gazi Medical School (Turkey); Cingi, Elif; Kitapci, Mehmet [Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gazi Medical School (Turkey)

    2002-09-01

    The clinical presentation of patients with vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency varies in a spectrum ranging from haematological disorders to neuropsychiatric diseases. In rare cases, orthostatic hypotension, impotence, constipation and urinary retention have been attributed to autonomic nervous system dysfunction due to vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency on autonomic nervous system function by studying gastric emptying times (T{sub 1/2}). Twenty patients with newly diagnosed vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency and 12 control patients with gastritis and normal vitamin B{sub 12} levels were enrolled in this study. Gastroduodenoscopy, endoscopic biopsy, histopathological evaluation of the biopsy specimens and radionuclide gastric emptying studies were performed. After vitamin B{sub 12} replacement therapy for 3 months, radionuclide gastric emptying studies were repeated. Mean gastric emptying T{sub 1/2} in patients before and after treatment and in controls were 103.83{+-}48.80 min, 90.00{+-}17.29 min and 74.55{+-}8.52 min, respectively. The difference in mean gastric emptying T{sub 1/2} between patients before treatment and controls was statistically significant (P<0.01). The statistically significant difference persisted after vitamin B{sub 12} treatment (P<0.05), though mean gastric emptying T{sub 1/2} was somewhat shorter. There were no positive or negative correlations between gastric emptying T{sub 1/2} and the following parameters: haemoglobin, vitamin B{sub 12} level and Helicobacter pylori positivity. In conclusion, gastric emptying T{sub 1/2} was prolonged in patients with vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency and this prolongation was not corrected after vitamin B{sub 12} replacement therapy. Although autonomic nervous system dysfunction due to vitamin B{sub 12} deficiency rarely gives rise to clinical manifestations, latent dysfunction demonstrated by laboratory tests seems to be a frequent phenomenon

  6. Magnetoimpedance studies on urine treated Co{sub 66}Ni{sub 7}Si{sub 7}B{sub 20} ribbons

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    Kotagiri, Ganesh [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Markandeyulu, G., E-mail: mark@iitm.ac.in [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Doble, Mukesh; Nandakumar, V. [Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)

    2015-11-15

    Magnetoimpedance (MI) response of Co{sub 66}Ni{sub 7}Si{sub 7}B{sub 20} ribbons treated with artificial urine with protein bovine serum albumin (BSA), artificial urine without protein BSA and healthy male urine was studied as a function of time of incubation. The maximum MI [(MI){sub m}] values of the ribbons treated with artificial urine without protein (RTAU) after 3 h, 6 h, 12 h and 24 h of incubation are 30% (at 4 MHz), 15% (at 5 MHz), 14% (at 10 MHz) and 8% (at 13 MHz) respectively. On the other hand, the respective (MI){sub m} values of the ribbons treated with artificial urine with protein (RTAUP) are 33% (at 4 MHz), 25% (at 5 MHz), 20% (at 8 MHz) and 15% (12 MHz). However (MI){sub m} values of the ribbons treated with healthy male urine (RTHMU) after 4 h, 5 h, 10 h and 15 h of incubation are 71% (at 3 MHz), 57% (at 3 MHz), 25% (at 6 MHz) and 25% (at 5 MHz), respectively. The saturation magnetization (M{sub s}) values of RTAU after 3 h, 6 h, 12 h and 24 h of incubation are 71 emu/g, 65 emu/g, 63 emu/g and 60 emu/g respectively whereas, the respective M{sub s} values of RTAUP are 73 emu/g, 69 emu/g, 67 emu/g and 64 emu/g. The M{sub s} values of RTHMU after 4 h, 5 h, 10 h and 15 h of incubation are 96 emu/g, 90 emu/g, 75 emu/g and 75 emu/g respectively. The decrease in M{sub s} and (MI){sub m} values in RTAU and RTAUP compared to as-quenched ribbon is related to the amounts of various elements etched out from the ribbons and increased surface roughness. The M{sub s} and (MI){sub m} values of RTHMU are seen to have increased after 4 h and 5 h of incubation, due to strain relaxation through removal of strain developed during rapid quenching of the ribbons. On the other hand, the M{sub s} and (MI){sub m} values of RTHMU after 10 h and 15 h have decreased due to deterioration of the surface of the ribbons and thus, increase in magnetic (surface) anisotropy. The decrease in (MI){sub m} and M{sub S} of RTAU with the time of incubation are more rapid compared to that

  7. Studies of the local distortions and the EPR parameters for Cu{sup 2+} in xLi{sub 2}O-(30-x)Na{sub 2}O-69.5B{sub 2}O glasses

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    Ding, Chang-Chun; Wu, Shao-Yi; Kuang, Min-Quan; Hu, Xian-Fen; Li, Guo-Liang [Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China). Dept. of Applied Physics

    2016-07-01

    The local distortions and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) parameters for Cu2+ in lithium sodium borate (LNB) glasses xLi{sub 2}O.(30-x).Na{sub 2}O.69.5B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (5 ≤ x ≤ 25 mol%) are theoretically studied at various concentrations x in a consistent way. Owing to the Jahn-Teller effect, the [CuO{sub 6}]{sup 10-} clusters are found to experience the significant tetragonal elongations of 16% along C{sub 4} axis. Despite the nearly unchanging observed g factors, measured d-d transition band (or cubic field parameter Dq) shows remarkable linear increases with concentration x, whose influences on g {sub parallel} and g {sub perpendicular} {sub to} are actually cancelled by the linearly increasing covalency factor N and relative elongation ratio η with x. The almost unvarying hyperfine structure constants are attributed to the fact that the influences of the linearly increasing N and the linearly decreasing core polarisation constant κ largely cancel one another. The microscopic mechanisms of the above concentration dependences for these quantities are illustrated from mixed alkali effect (modification of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} network by transforming some BO{sub 3} units into BO{sub 4} ones with variations in modifier Li{sub 2}O concentration).

  8. B{sub s}{sup 0}- anti B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing within minimal flavor-violating two-Higgs-doublet models

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    Chang, Qin [Henan Normal University, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Xinxiang, Henan (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China); Li, Pei-Fu [Henan Normal University, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Xinxiang, Henan (China); Li, Xin-Qiang [Central China Normal University, Institute of Particle Physics and Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE), Wuhan, Hubei (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China)

    2015-12-15

    In the ''Higgs basis'' for a generic 2HDM, only one scalar doublet gets a nonzero vacuum expectation value and, under the criterion of minimal flavor violation, the other one is fixed to be either color-singlet or color-octet, which are named as the type-III and type-C models, respectively. In this paper, the charged-Higgs effects of these two models on B{sub s}{sup 0}- anti B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing are studied. First of all, we perform a complete one-loop computation of the electro-weak corrections to the amplitudes of B{sub s}{sup 0}- anti B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing. Together with the up-to-date experimental measurements, a detailed phenomenological analysis is then performed in the cases of both real and complex Yukawa couplings of charged scalars to quarks. The spaces of model parameters allowed by the current experimental data on B{sub s}{sup 0}- anti B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing are obtained and the differences between type-III and type-C models are investigated, which is helpful to distinguish between these two models. (orig.)

  9. High pressure study of B{sub 12}As{sub 2}: Electrical transport behavior and the role of grain boundaries

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    Wang, Qinglin [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States); State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai 201203 (China); Liu, Cailong; Gao, Chunxiao, E-mail: cxgao599@aliyun.com, E-mail: y.ma@ttu.edu [State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Ma, Boheng [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Gao, Yang; Fitzpatrick, Matthew; Li, Yuqiang; Liu, Bao; Ma, Yanzhang, E-mail: cxgao599@aliyun.com, E-mail: y.ma@ttu.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States)

    2015-01-28

    Using a diamond anvil cell, the evolutions of alternate-current impedance spectra and direct- current resistivity in B{sub 12}As{sub 2} have been investigated up to 51.9 GPa. The results provide evidence for the existence of grain and grain boundary effects that are separated in the frequency region. The grain boundary resistance shows a relatively smaller contribution to the total resistance above 16.8 GPa. By using the double-Schottky barrier model, the space charge potential was obtained. A pressure-induced inversion of charge defect concentration in the space charge layer was found at 20.7 GPa. The high-temperature resistivity measurements indicate that the transport activation energy is determined by defect energy levels in the band gap.

  10. Kinetic and microstructural studies on the devitrification of Fe{sub 60-x}Co{sub 18}Mn{sub x}Nb{sub 6}B{sub 16} amorphous alloys

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    Benaini, H.; Blazquez, J.S.; Conde, C.F. [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain); Conde, A. [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)], E-mail: conde@us.es

    2008-04-24

    Kinetic and microstructural studies have been performed on Fe{sub 60-x}Co{sub 18}Mn{sub x}Nb{sub 6}B{sub 16} (x = 0, 2, 4) alloys by using different techniques. Isothermal and non-isothermal kinetics agree describing the nanocrystallization as a strongly impinged growth process. Developed microstructure is similar for all the studied alloys. Nanocrystals are irregularly shaped, {approx}20 nm in size, and formed by agglomerates of smaller and more regular units of {approx}5 nm diameter. From the present data it is not possible to exclude the presence of Mn atoms inside the crystals. However, a preferential partition of this element into the residual amorphous matrix is clearly derived from Moessbauer results.

  11. Structural investigations on PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}:CoO glass ceramics by means of spectroscopic and dielectric studies

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    Satyanarayana, T; Gandhi, Y; Veeraiah, N [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201, AP (India); Kityk, I V [Electrical Engineering Department, Technological University of Czesdothcowa, Aleja Armii Krajowej 17/19, PL-42-201 Czestochowa (Poland); Piasecki, M; Bragiel, P [Institute of Physics, J Dlugosz University Czestochowa, Aleja Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Brik, M G [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014 (Estonia)], E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.com

    2009-06-17

    PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different concentrations of CoO (ranging from 0 to 2.0 mol%) were crystallized. The samples were characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetric techniques. The x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopic studies have revealed the presence of CoSb{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Co{sub 2.33}Sb{sub 0.67}O{sub 4}, Pb{sub 5}Sb{sub 2}O{sub 8},Pb{sub 3}(SbO{sub 4}){sub 2}, PbB{sub 4}O{sub 7} and Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} crystalline phases in these samples. The DSC studies have indicated the spreading of the crystallization from the inside to the surface of the samples as the concentration of the crystallizing agent is increased. The IR and Raman spectroscopic studies have pointed out the existence of conventional BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4}, SbO{sub 4} and also Co{sup III}-O structural units in the glass ceramic samples. These studies have further indicated the decreasing concentration of symmetrical structural vibrational groups with increase in the concentration of CoO. The results of various studies, namely dielectric properties over a range of frequency and temperature, photo-induced birefringence, optical absorption, fluorescence and magnetic susceptibility at room temperature of PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}:CoO glass ceramics, have also been reported. The variations observed as a function of the concentration of crystallizing agent in all these properties have been analyzed in the light of different oxidation states and environments of cobalt ions in the glass ceramic network.

  12. Observation of B{sub s}{sup 0}→χ{sub c1}ϕ decay and study of B{sup 0}→χ{sub c1,2}K{sup ⁎0} decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Andrews, J.E. [University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); and others

    2013-09-21

    The first observation of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}→χ{sub c1}ϕ and a study of B{sup 0}→χ{sub c1,2}K{sup ⁎0} decays are presented. The analysis is performed using a dataset, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1}, collected by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The following ratios of branching fractions are measured: (table) where the third uncertainty is due to the limited knowledge of the branching fractions of χ{sub c}→J/ψγ modes.

  13. A study of the process of Nd{sub 15} Fe{sub 77} B{sub 8} magnetic alloy preparation by calciothermic reduction diffusion (R/D); Estudo do processo de obtencao da liga magnetica Nd{sub 15} Fe{sub 77} B{sub 8} por reducao-difusao (R/D) calciotermica

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    Graca Guilherme, Eneida da; Paschoal, Jose O.A. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    1992-12-31

    In this work the manufacturing of Nd{sub 15}, Fe{sub 77}, B{sub 8} alloy powder for high-performance permanent magnets by reduction-diffusion process was investigated. The effect of variables such as the excess amount of neodymium oxide, the removal of calcium oxide by selective leaching and milling of alloy was examined. (author). 8 refs., 8 figs., 5 tab.s.

  14. Proton-induced nanorod melting in a coating obtained from the pulsed laser ablation of W{sub 2}B{sub 5}/B{sub 4}C

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    Tadadjeu Sokeng, I., E-mail: ifriky@tlabs.ac.za [Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, French South African Institute of Technology/Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus, PO Box 1906, Bellville 7530 (South Africa); Electron Microscopy Unit, University of the Western Cape, Private bag x17, Bellville 7535 (South Africa); Ngom, B.D. [Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, 7129, PO Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province (South Africa); UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Ridge, PO Box 392, Pretoria (South Africa); Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanofrabrication, Groupes de physique du Solide et Sciences des Matriaux (GPSSM), Facult des sciences et Techniques, Universit Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), B.P. 25114 Dakar-Fann, Dakar (Senegal); Cummings, F. [Electron Microscopy Unit, University of the Western Cape, Private bag x17, Bellville 7535 (South Africa); Kotsedi, L. [Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, 7129, PO Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province (South Africa); UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Ridge, PO Box 392, Pretoria (South Africa); Msimanga, M. [iThemba LABS Gauten, Private Bag 11, WITS 2050, Johannesburg (South Africa); Maaza, M. [Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation, 1 Old Faure Road, 7129, PO Box 722, Somerset West, Western Cape Province (South Africa); UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Ridge, PO Box 392, Pretoria (South Africa); and others

    2015-02-01

    Highlights: • Coatings from ablated B{sub 4}C/W{sub 2}B{sub 5} were irradiated with 900 keV protons. • Nanorod clusters were observed to melt and disperse. • Uniformly shaped nanorods were observed to grow. • Lateral diffusion of energy and lateral dispersion of matter were observed. - Abstract: Coatings obtained from pulsed laser ablated W{sub 2}B{sub 5}/B{sub 4}C were irradiated with 900keV protons at fluences ranging from about 1×10{sup 15}protons/cm{sup 2} to about 4×10{sup 15}protons/cm{sup 2}. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) were used to study the resulting structural effects. Clusters of nanorods were observed to disperse and reduce in number with increase in proton fluence. The atomic percentage of constituent elements were observed to vary with proton fluence, both within the nanorods and the film floor. Our results show that the structural effect of proton irradiation on the coating is lateral dispersion of matter.

  15. RE{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} (RE = La, Pr, Nd). Syntheses of three new rare earth borates isotypic to Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15}

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    Glaetzle, Matthias; Hoerder, Gregor J.; Huppertz, Hubert [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie

    2016-08-01

    The rare earth borates RE{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} (RE = La, Pr, Nd) were synthesized in a Walker-type multianvil apparatus under conditions of 5.5 GPa and 1100 C. Starting from the corresponding rare earth oxides and boron oxide, the syntheses yielded crystalline products of all new compounds that allowed crystal structure analyses based on single-crystal X-ray diffraction data for La{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} and Nd{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15}. The compound Pr{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} could be characterized via X-ray powder diffractometry. The results show that the new compounds crystallize isotypically to Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} in the monoclinic space group P2/c. The infrared spectra of RE{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} (RE = La, Pr, Nd) have also been studied.

  16. Surface quality improvement of B{sub 4}C particles for electroless copper coating by Cu activation and oxidation roughening methods

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    Zheng, Jiyun [Joint Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Service Safety, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Shu, Guogang [China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd., Shenzhen (China); Wang, Wei [Joint Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Service Safety, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Li, Qiulin, E-mail: liql@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn [Joint Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Service Safety, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Liu, Wei [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Cu activation increases surface activity by depositing Cu nano-crystals on B{sub 4}C. • The best result of Cu activation comes out at pH 12. • Oxidation roughening improves wettability of B{sub 4}C by aqueous solution. • Oxidation roughening promotes Cu nucleation on B{sub 4}C surface. - Abstract: Surface quality improvement by Cu activation and oxidation roughening process was studied during electroless coating Cu on boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) particles. The surface morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the phase identification was determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Two aspects concluding surface activation and surface roughening were investigated to understand the effect of each on Cu coating. Cu activation process increased surface activity of B{sub 4}C by pre-deposition Cu nano-crystals, which was effective and cost-saving when compared with conventional Pd activation method. The influence of activation pH on electroless Cu coating was discussed and a moderate pH 12 is suitable for Cu deposition. Surface roughening process availably promoted wettability of B{sub 4}C particles with aqueous solution. Etched pits were formed on B{sub 4}C surface and resulted in fresh surface exposed after oxidization roughening process, which was beneficial for Cu bonding and coating on B{sub 4}C surface.

  17. Ab Initio MO study on the nucleophilic oxirane ring opening of exo and endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} 8,9-Oxide; Ekiso oyobi endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} 8,9-Oxide no kyukaku kaikan hanno ni taisuru Ab Initio ho ni yoru kaiseki

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    Okajima, Toshiya; Hashikawa, Akane [Saga University, Saga (Japan). Department of Chemistry

    1999-08-10

    The difference of the reactivity for S{sub N}2 type oxirane ring opening of exo and endo Aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) 8,9-oxide (exo-1 and endo-1, respectively) was analyzed with ab initio molecular orbital theory. All stationary points including transition-state structures were optimized with no geometry constraint at the RHF/3-21G basis set, and energies were evaluate at Becke3LYP/3-21G level based on the RHF/3-21G geometries. The calculation clarified the following three points: (1) the activation energy ({delta}E{sup {ne}}) for endo attacking of NH{sub 3} molecule (the reaction with exo derivatives containing exo-1) is considerably smaller than those for exo attacking (the reaction with endo ones containing endo-1), (2) the reactivity for nucleophilic oxirane ring opening is controlled by the distortion of LUMO{sub C-O} of oxirane ring, which is probably caused by exo/endo relationship between oxirane ring and five-membered dihydrofurano ring (B) with respect to A ring, and (3) the remaining part (inclusing coumarin skeleton) of AFB{sub 1} oxid has little influence on the geometry around the reaction center and the activation energy. (author)

  18. Low-temperature heat capacity and thermodynamic functions of vitamin B{sub 12}

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    Knyazev, A.V., E-mail: knyazevav@gmail.com; Smirnova, N.N.; Plesovskikh, A.S.; Shushunov, A.N.; Knyazeva, S.S.

    2014-04-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 12} has been measured by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. • The thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 12} have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 343 K. • The character of heterodynamics of structure was detected. • The thermal stability of cyanocobalamin was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. - Abstract: In the present work temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 12} (cyanocobalamin) has been measured for the first time in the range from 6 to 343 K by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. Based on the experimental data, the thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 12}, namely, the heat capacity, enthalpy H°(T) − H°(0), entropy S°(T) − S°(0) and Gibbs function G°(T) − H°(0) have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 343 K. The value of the fractal dimension D in the function of multifractal generalization of Debye's theory of the heat capacity of solids was estimated and the character of heterodynamics of structure was detected. The thermal stability of cyanocobalamin was also studied by differential scanning calorimetry.

  19. Measurement of the B{sub S} lifetime

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    Siccama, I.

    1996-10-07

    This thesis presents a measurement of the B{sub s} lifetime using 3 million hadronic Z decays collected by the DELPHI detector at LEP from 1991 to 1994. Decays of B{sub s} mesons are tagged by the reconstruction of a D{sub s}{sup -}{yields}{phi}{pi}{sup -}or D{sub s}{sup -}{yields}K{sup *0}K{sup -} decay (including the charge conjugated states of these decay modes). The decay time is obtained by reconstructing both the B{sub s} momentum and the B{sub s} flight distance. The combined result for the D{sub s}-lepton and D{sub s}-hadron samples is: {tau}(B{sub s})=1.54{+-}0.31{+-}0.15 ps where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. (orig./HSI).

  20. Semileptonic decays of B{sub c} meson to S-wave charmonium states in the perturbative QCD approach

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    Rui, Zhou; Li, Hong; Wang, Guang-xin [North China University of Science and Technology, College of Sciences, Tangshan (China); Xiao, Ying [North China University of Science and Technology, College of Information Engineering, Tangshan (China)

    2016-10-15

    Inspired by the recent measurement of the ratio of B{sub c} branching fractions to J/ψπ{sup +} and J/ψμ{sup +}ν{sub μ} final states at the LHCb detector, we study the semileptonic decays of B{sub c} meson to the S-wave ground and radially excited 2S and 3S charmonium states with the perturbative QCD approach. After evaluating the form factors for the transitions B{sub c} → P,V, where P and V denote pseudoscalar and vector S-wave charmonia, respectively, we calculate the branching ratios for all these semileptonic decays. The theoretical uncertainty of hadronic input parameters are reduced by utilizing the light-cone wave function for the B{sub c} meson. It is found that the predicted branching ratios range from 10{sup -7} up to 10{sup -2} and could be measured by the future LHCb experiment. Our prediction for the ratio of branching fractions (BR(B{sub c}{sup +}→J/Ψπ{sup +}))/(BR(B{sub c}{sup +}→J/Ψμ{sup +}ν{sub μ})) is in good agreement with the data. For B{sub c} → Vlν{sub l} decays, the relative contributions of the longitudinal and transverse polarization are discussed in different momentum transfer squared regions. These predictions will be tested on the ongoing and forthcoming experiments. (orig.)

  1. Competition of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R = Tm, Dy, Ho, Er)

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    Sahoo, B.K., E-mail: basanta@iopb.res.in [Govt. College (Auto.), Angul, Odisha 759143 (India); Panda, B.N. [K.K. Junior College, Berhampur, Odisha 760001 (India)

    2015-06-15

    Highlights: • Hamiltonian model to study SC and AFM in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. • A competition between SC and AFM. - Abstract: The co-existence of superconductivity (SC) and antiferromagnetism (AFM) in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R = Tm, Dy, Ho, Er) is reported in this paper. A mean field Hamiltonian model is taken for the system. The order parameters corresponding to SC and AFM are determined and their variation with temperature are studied for these borocarbide superconductors. The interplay of SC and AFM shows BCS type of two gaps in the quasi-particle density of states. Our theoretical study is an attempt to reveal how far the s-wave pairing taken in our model could explain the coexistence properties of SC and AFM in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C.

  2. Electroweak penguins in isospin-violating B{sub s} decays

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    Hofer, Lars; Scherer, Dominik [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (Germany); Vernazza, Leonardo [Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    During the last decade, experimental data from B{yields}K{pi} decays has caused many discussions about deviations from Standard Model predictions and their possible explanation by New Physics. In particular, models which allow for enhanced electroweak penguins have been investigated in this context since they allow for sizeable isospin-violating effects. We study the consequences of such enhanced electroweak penguins in the purely isospin-violating decays B{sub s}{yields}{phi}{pi} and B{sub s}{yields}{phi}{rho}. The branching fractions of these modes are highly sensitive to New Physics in EW penguins and are thus an interesting topic for LHCb and super-B-factories, complementary to precise B{yields}K{pi} measurements.

  3. Electroweak penguins in isospin-violating B{sub s} decays

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    Scherer, Dominik; Hofer, Lars [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Vernazza, Leonardo [Institut fuer Physik - WA THEP, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet, 55099 Mainz (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    During the last decade, experimental data from B {yields} K {pi} decays has caused many discussions about deviations from Standard Model predictions and their possible explanation by New Physics. In particular, models which allow for enhanced electroweak penguins have been investigated in this context since they allow for sizeable isospin-violating effects. We study the consequences of such enhanced electroweak penguins in the purely isospin-violating decays B{sub s} {yields} {phi} {rho} and B{sub s} {yields} {phi} {pi}. The branching fractions of these modes are highly sensitive to New Physics in EW penguins and are thus an interesting topic for LHCb and Super-B-factories, complementary to precise B {yields} K {pi} measurements. (author)

  4. Carbon ion induced DNA double-strand breaks in melanophore B{sub 16}

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    Wei Zengquan; Zhou Guangming; Wang Jufang; He Jing; Li Qiang; Li Wenjian; Xie Hongmei; Cai Xichen; Tao Huang; Dang Bingrong; Han Guangwu [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou (China). Inst. of Modern Physics; Gao Qingxiang [Lanzhou Univ. (China)

    1997-09-01

    DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in melanophore B{sub 16} induced by plateau and extended Bragg peak of 75 MeV/u {sup 12}C{sup 6+} ions were studied by using a technique of inverse pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PIGE). DNA fragment lengths were distributed in two ranges: the larger in 1.4 Mbp-3.2 Mbp and the smaller in less than 1.2 Mbp. It indicates that distribution of DNA fragments induced by heavy ion irradiation is not stochastic and there probably are sensitive sites to heavy ions in DNA molecules of B{sub 16}. Percentage of DNA released from plug (PR) increased and trended towards a quasi-plateau {proportional_to}85% as dose increased. Content of the larger fragments decreased and flattened with increasing dose while content of the smaller ones increased and trended towards saturation. (orig.)

  5. Disposable pencil graphite electrode modified with peptide nanotubes for Vitamin B{sub 12} analysis

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    Pala, Betül Bozdoğan [Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Division, Institute of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Vural, Tayfun [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara (Turkey); Kuralay, Filiz [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Arts, Ordu University, 52200 Ordu (Turkey); Çırak, Tamer [Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Division, Institute of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Bolat, Gülçin; Abacı, Serdar [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara (Turkey); Denkbaş, Emir Baki, E-mail: denkbas@hacettepe.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara (Turkey)

    2014-06-01

    In this study, peptide nanostructures from diphenylalanine were synthesized in various solvents with various polarities and characterized with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD) techniques. Formation of peptide nanofibrils, nanovesicles, nanoribbons, and nanotubes was observed in different solvent mediums. In order to investigate the effects of peptide nanotubes (PNT) on electrochemical behavior of disposable pencil graphite electrodes (PGE), electrode surfaces were modified with fabricated peptide nanotubes. Electrochemical activity of the pencil graphite electrode was increased with the deposition of PNTs on the surface. The effects of the solvent type, the peptide nanotube concentration, and the passive adsorption time of peptide nanotubes on pencil graphite electrode were studied. For further electrochemical studies, electrodes were modified for 30 min by immobilizing PNTs, which were prepared in water at 6 mg/mL concentration. Vitamin B{sub 12} analyses were performed by the Square Wave (SW) voltammetry method using modified PGEs. The obtained data showed linearity over the range of 0.2 μM and 9.50 μM Vitamin B{sub 12} concentration with high sensitivity. Results showed that PNT modified PGEs were highly simple, fast, cost effective, and feasible for the electro-analytical determination of Vitamin B{sub 12} in real samples.

  6. Radiolysis of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B{sub 12})

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    Juanchi, X.; Albarran, G.; Negron-Mendoza, A

    2000-03-01

    Research on the radiolysis of vitamins is of considerable interest since these compounds are important nutritional constituents in foods and in dietetic supplements. In spite of these considerations there are few data and very often difficult to compare for the radiolytic behavior of vitamins. In this work we focused our attention on to the study of the radiolysis of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B{sub 12}) in solid state and in aqueous solutions. The procedure was followed by HPLC and UV-spectroscopy. The results obtained in aqueous solutions showed a dependence of the decomposition as a linear function of the dose. The G of decomposition for a 1x10{sup -5} M solution was 3.3. In the solid state the vitamin was very stable towards the irradiation in the conditions used in this study with a G=2.1x10{sup -3}. A study made with Serratia marcescens as a microbiological contaminant showed that at the sterilization dose there is a destruction of the vitamin in aqueous solution. In the solid state the degree of decomposition was 7%. (author)

  7. Influence of P ion on Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu for TL dosimetry

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    Oza, Abha H. [Department of Physics, R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India); Dhoble, N.S. [Department of Chemistry, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Nagpur 440 009 (India); Dhoble, S.J., E-mail: sjdhoble@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, R. T. M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India)

    2015-02-01

    Highlights: • Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu and Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu phosphors are prepared by modified solid state diffusion. • The TL sensitivity in Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu is observed equal to CaSO{sub 4}:Dy, TLD phosphor. • For both the samples the linear response is remarked up to 10 Gy. • Trapping parameters are calculated from Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu TL glow curve by Chen's peak shape method and discussed in detail. - Abstract: This paper investigates luminescence properties of Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu phosphor prepared by modified solid state diffusion. The influence of Phosphorous ion as codopant is also explained in detail. The structural confirmation of the sample was done using the XRD technique. SEM revealed the microcrystalline nature of the prepared phosphor. The characteristic Eu{sup 2+} emission at 437 nm and 423 nm was observed for Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu and Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu, respectively under 338 nm excitation. Samples in powder form were irradiated with different doses under γ-ray irradiation with {sup 60}Co source and the TL glow curves for both Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu and Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu samples were studied. In case of Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu phosphor, single glow curve nature centered on 260 °C with a shoulder peak around 144 °C was observed. However; Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu have shown slight different and broad glow curve nature. The TL sensitivity in both the cases was compared with CaSO{sub 4}:Dy phosphor. Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu sample have shown 1.17 times less sensitivity than CaSO{sub 4}:Dy and for Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu it was found to be equal to CaSO{sub 4}:Dy and Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:P,Eu is 1.21 times more sensitive than Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl:Eu. Other TL properties like dose response, fading and reusability were studied for both the samples. The trapping parameters for both the

  8. Thermoluminescence characteristics of gamma irradiated Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu nanophosphor

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    Chopra, Vibha [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab 143005 (India); Singh, Lakhwant, E-mail: lakhwant@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab 143005 (India); Lochab, S.P. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, PostBox 10502, New Delhi 110067 (India)

    2013-07-21

    Nanocrystals of the Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu were synthesized by the combustion method using different concentrations of Cu. X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image confirm the nanometric size of synthesized material. The thermal stability of phosphor was obtained by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). TL characteristics of the synthesized Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu material doped with Cu of concentrations 1000 ppm and 2500 ppm were studied. It is observed that Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu doped with Cu (both 1000 ppm and 2500 ppm) exhibit a linear response in the range 1×10{sup 0}–5×10{sup 3} Gy of gamma radiations. Finally the trapping parameters associated with the glow peaks were calculated using the glow curve deconvolution (GCD) glow fit method. Fading and reproducibility of phosphors were also studied and it was found that the Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu is quite suitable for radiation dosimetry. -- Highlights: • The synthesis of Nanocrystalline Li2B4O7:Cu using the combustion method. • TL properties of samples doped with Cu of concentration 1000 and 2500 ppm are studied. • The trapping parameters of Li2B4O7:Cu nanophosphor are also calculated.

  9. Absorption and resonance Raman study of the {sup 2}B{sub 1}(X)-{sup 2}A{sub 2}(A) transition of chlorine dioxide in the gas phase

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    Esposito, A.P.; Stedl, T.; Jonsson, H.; Reid, P.J. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Peterson, K.A. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1999-03-25

    The photochemical reaction dynamics of chlorine dioxide (OClO) are investigated using absorption and resonance Raman spectroscopy. The first Raman spectra of gaseous OClO obtained directly on resonance with the {sup 2}B{sub 1}-{sup 2}A{sub 2} electronic transition are reported. Significant scattering intensity is observed for all vibrational degrees of freedom (the symmetric stretch, bend, and asymmetric stretch), demonstrating that structural evolution occurs along all three normal coordinates following photoexcitation. The experimentally measured absorption and resonance Raman intensities are compared to the intensities predicted using both empirical and ab initio models for the optically active {sup 2}A{sub 2} surface. Comparison of the experimental and theoretical absorption spectra demonstrates that the frequencies and intensities of transitions involving the asymmetric stretch are well reproduced by the empirical model characterized by a double-minimum along the asymmetric stretch. However, the ab initio model is also found to reproduce a subset of the experimental intensities. In addition, the extremely large resonance Raman intensity of the asymmetric stretch overtone transition is predicted by both models. The results presented here taken in combination with the model for the {sup 2}A{sub 2} surface in condensed environments suggest that the phase-dependent photochemical reactivity of OClO is due to environment-dependent excited-state structural evolution along the asymmetric stretch coordinate.

  10. In situ Moessbauer and magnetization studies of Fe-Si nanocrystallization in Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 1} X{sub 2}, with X = Nb, Zr, Mo, amorphous alloys

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    Pena Rodriguez, V.A. [Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas (Peru); Baggio-Saitovitch, E.M.; Takeuchi, A.Y.; Garcia, F. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (Brazil); Passamani, E.C. [Universidade Federal de Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Departamento de Fisica (Brazil); Borrego, J.M.; Conde, A. [Universidad de Sevilla, Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada (Spain)

    1999-11-15

    The Fe-Si nanosized particles were obtained by controlled partial crystallization of Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 1}X{sub 2} (X = Nb, Zr, Mo) amorphous alloys. In situ Moessbauer spectroscopy and magnetization measurements have been used to follow the temperature-dependent magnetization of the amorphous as well as of the nanosized Fe-Si particles. Our results, for the residual amorphous and of nanoparticles phases, show that the temperature dependence of the hyperfine field and magnetization of both residual amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe(Si) phases are different from that of the as-quenched bulk amorphous or crystalline Fe{sub 3}Si alloys. Likewise, from the temperature dependence studies it was possible to determine that the onset temperature of the nanocrystallization process increases in the sequence Mo < Nb < Zr, for the same annealing conditions.

  11. B{sub c}{sup ±} decays into tetraquarks

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    Ali, A. [DESY Hamburg (Germany); Maiani, L.; Riquer, V. [Sapienza Univ., Roma (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; INFN Sezione di Roma, Roma (Italy); Polosa, A.D. [Sapienza Univ., Roma (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; INFN Sezione di Roma, Roma (Italy); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland). Theory Group

    2016-04-15

    The recent observation by the D0 collaboration of a narrow structure X(5568) consisting of four different quark flavors bdus, has not been confirmed by LHCb. More data and dedicated analyses are needed to cover a larger mass range. In the tightly bound diquark model, we estimate the lightest bdus, 0{sup +} tetraquark at a mass of about 5770 MeV, approximately 200 MeV above the reported X(5568), and just 7 MeV below the B anti K threshold. The charged tetraquark is accompanied by I=1 and =0 neutral partners almost degenerate in mass. A bdus, S-wave, 1{sup +} quartet at 5820 MeV is implied as well. In the charm sector, cdus, 0{sup +} and 1{sup +} tetraquarks are predicted at 2365 MeV and 2501 MeV, about 40-50 MeV heavier than D{sub s0}(2317) and D{sub s1}(2460). bdus tetraquarks can be searched in the hadronic debris of a jet initiated by a b. However, some of them may also be produced in B{sub c} decays. The proposed discovery modes of S-wave tetraquarks are B{sub c}→X{sub b0}+π with the subsequent decays X{sub b0}→B{sub s}+π, giving rise to final states such as B{sub s}π{sup +}π{sup 0}. We also emphasize the importance of B{sub c} decays as a source of bound hidden charm tetraquarks, such as B{sub c}→ X(3872)+π.

  12. Comparison of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and BN deposited by atomic layer deposition for forming ultrashallow dopant regions by solid state diffusion

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    Consiglio, Steven, E-mail: steve.consiglio@us.tel.com; Clark, Robert D.; O' Meara, David; Wajda, Cory S.; Tapily, Kandabara; Leusink, Gert J. [TEL Technology Center, America, LLC, 255 Fuller Rd., Albany, New York 12203 (United States)

    2016-01-15

    In this study, the authors investigated atomic layer deposition (ALD) of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and BN for conformal, ultrashallow B doping applications and compared the effect of dopant-containing overlayers on sheet resistance (R{sub s}) and B profiles for both types of films subjected to a drive-in thermal anneal. For the deposition of B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, tris(dimethylamido)borane and O{sub 3} were used as coreactants and for the deposition of BN, BCl{sub 3} and NH{sub 3} were used as coreactants. Due to the extreme air instability of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} films, physical analysis was performed on B{sub 2}O{sub 3} films, which were capped in-situ with ∼30 Å ALD grown Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layers. For the BN films, in-situ ALD grown Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} capping layers (∼30 Å) were used for comparison. From spectroscopic ellipsometry, a thickness decrease was observed after 1000 °C, 30 s anneal for the B{sub 2}O{sub 3} containing stack with 60 ALD cycles of B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, whereas the BN containing stacks showed negligible thickness decrease after the annealing step, regardless of the number of BN cycles tested. The postanneal reduction in film thickness as well as decrease in R{sub s} for the B{sub 2}O{sub 3} containing stack suggests that the solid state diffusion dopant mechanism is effective, whereas for the BN containing stacks this phenomenon seems to be suppressed. Further clarification of the effectiveness of the B{sub 2}O{sub 3} containing layer compared to the film stacks with BN was evidenced in backside secondary ion mass spectrometry profiling of B atoms. Thus, B{sub 2}O{sub 3} formed by an ALD process and subsequently capped in-situ followed by a drive-in anneal offers promise as a dopant source for ultrashallow doping, whereas the same method using BN seems ineffective. An integrated approach for B{sub 2}O{sub 3} deposition and annealing on a clustered tool also demonstrated controllable R{sub s} reduction without the use of a capping layer.

  13. Thermoluminescence and radioluminescence properties of tissue equivalent Cu-doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} for radiation dosimetry

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    Cruz Z, E.; Furetta, C. [UNAM, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 70543, 04510 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Marcazzo, J.; Santiago, M. [Instituto de Fisica Arroyo Seco / UNICEN, Gral. Pinto 399, 7000 Tandil, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Guarneros, C. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Altamira Km 14.5, 896000 Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Pacio, M. [Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Instituto de Ciencias, Centro de Investigacion en Dispositivos Semiconductores, Av. 14 Sur, 72570 Puebla, Pue. (Mexico); Palomino, R., E-mail: ecruz@nucleares.unam.mx [Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ciencias Fisico-Matematicas, Av. San Claudio y 18 Sur, 72570 Puebla Pue. (Mexico)

    2015-10-15

    Thermoluminescence (Tl) and radioluminescence (Rl) properties of lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) doped with different concentration of copper (0.25, 0.5, 1 wt %) under gamma and beta irradiation has been investigated. The feasibility of using this borate in radiation dosimetry at low doses has been evaluated. Tissue equivalent Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} was prepared by solid state reaction using mixing stoichiometric compositions of lithium carbonate (Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}) and boric acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}) and a solution of CuCl{sub 2} as dopant. The glow curve, of the most efficient copper doped borate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu 0.5 wt %), shows a main stable peak centered at 225 degrees C and a second low temperature peak centered at 80 degrees C. The low temperature peak disappears completely after 24 hours of storage in darkness and at room temperature or after an annealing at 120 degrees C for 10 seconds. The main peak of the Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu remains constant. The Tl response of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu shows good linearity in the analyzed dose range. The stability and repeatability of Rl signals of the borate have been studied and the Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu (0.5 wt %) shown the higher Rl emission and a stable and repetitive response. Results show that Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu has prospects to be used in gamma and beta radiation dosimetry. (Author)

  14. Studies on influence of aluminium ions on the bioactivity of B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–SiO{sub 2}–P{sub 2}O{sub 5}–Na{sub 2}O–CaO glass system by means of spectroscopic studies

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    Mohini, G. Jagan; Krishnamacharyulu, N. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur 522 510, Andhra Pradesh (India); Department of Physics, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada 520 008, Andhra Pradesh (India); Sahaya Baskaran, G., E-mail: sbalc@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada 520 008, Andhra Pradesh (India); Rao, P. Venkateswara [Physics Department, University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston (Jamaica); Veeraiah, N., E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur 522 510, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2013-12-15

    Bioactive multi component glasses of the composition of 27.4 B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–6.4 SiO{sub 2}–2.5 P{sub 2}O{sub 5}–25.5 Na{sub 2}O–(38.2 − x) CaO: x Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x between 0 and 3.2) were synthesized, by melt quenching technique and their bioactivity was investigated as a function of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration. Initially, optical absorption and infrared spectra were recorded and analyzed in order to have some pre-understanding over structural aspects of the glasses. For understanding the bioactivity, the samples were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution for prolonged times (∼30 days) and the weight loss measurements were carried out. The spectroscopic studies were repeated on the post immersed samples. From the comparison of the analysis of the spectroscopic data of both pre-immersed and post-immersed samples together with the information on variation of pH value of residual solution as a function of immersion time, it is concluded that the participation of aluminium ions in tetrahedral positions is hindrance for the formation of HA layer and for the bioactivity of the samples.

  15. Thermodynamic properties of vitamin B{sub 2}

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    Knyazev, A.V., E-mail: knyazevav@gmail.com; Letyanina, I.A.; Plesovskikh, A.S.; Smirnova, N.N.; Knyazeva, S.S.

    2014-01-10

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 2} has been measured by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. • The thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 2} have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 322 K. • The energy of combustion of the riboflavin has been measured at 298.15 K. • The enthalpy of combustion Δ{sub c}H° and the thermodynamic parameters Δ{sub f}H°, Δ{sub f}S°, Δ{sub f}G° have been calculated. - Abstract: In the present work temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 2} (riboflavin) has been measured for the first time in the range from 6 to 322 K by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. Based on the experimental data, the thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 2}, namely, the heat capacity, enthalpy H°(T) − H°(0), entropy S°(T) − S°(0) and Gibbs function G°(T) − H°(0) have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 322 K. The value of the fractal dimension D in the function of multifractal generalization of Debye's theory of the heat capacity of solids was estimated and the character of heterodynamics of structure was detected. In a calorimeter with a static bomb and an isothermal shield, the energy of combustion of the riboflavin has been measured at 298.15 K. The enthalpy of combustion Δ{sub c}H° and the thermodynamic parameters Δ{sub f}H°, Δ{sub f}S°, Δ{sub f}G° and of reaction of formation of the riboflavin from simple substances at T = 298.15 K and p = 0.1 MPa have been calculated.

  16. Carryover of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ in contaminated substrate corn into Nigerian native beer

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    Okoye, Z.S.C.

    1986-10-01

    Aflatoxins, the toxic secondary metabolites of Aspergillus flavus and Asp. parasiticus, constitute a serious food contamination problem in Nigeria and have been detected in the blood of healthy rural blood donors and primary liver cancer patients from the Guinea savannah region where traditionally brewed cereal beer is popular. A recent survey of traditional breweries in the Jos metropolis has shown a high incidence of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ contamination of their products. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficiency of the traditional brewing in destroying aflatoxins in mould-infected substrate grains.

  17. The high-pressure cadmium borate Cd{sub 6}B{sub 22}O{sub 39} . H{sub 2}O

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    Sohr, Gerhard; Ciaghi, Nina; Wurst, Klaus; Huppertz, Hubert [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie

    2015-06-01

    Single crystals of the hydrous cadmium borate Cd{sub 6}B{sub 22}O{sub 39} . H{sub 2}O were obtained through a high-pressure/high-temperature experiment at 4.7 GPa and 1000 C using a Walker-type multianvil apparatus. CdO and partially hydrolyzed B{sub 2}O{sub 3} were used as starting materials. A single crystal X-ray diffraction study has revealed that the structure of Cd{sub 6}B{sub 22}O{sub 39} . H{sub 2}O is similar to that of the type M{sub 6}B{sub 22}O{sub 39} . H{sub 2}O (M=Fe, Co). Layers of corner-sharing BO{sub 4} groups are interconnected by BO{sub 3} groups to form channels containing the metal cations, which are six- and eight-fold coordinated by oxygen atoms. The compound crystallizes in the space group Pnma (no. 62) [R1=0.0379, wR2=0.0552 (all data)] with the unit cell dimensions a=1837.79(5), b=777.92(2), c=819.08(3) pm, and V=1171.00(6) Aa{sup 3}. The IR and Raman spectra reflect the structural characteristics of Cd{sub 6}B{sub 22}O{sub 39} . H{sub 2}O.

  18. Specific heat of holmium and YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. Criticalbehaviour and superconducting properties; Spezifische Waerme von Holmium und YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. Kritisches Verhalten und supraleitende Eigenschaften

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    Bekkali, Abdelhakim

    2010-01-04

    Object of the thesis is the study of the specific heat of holmium and YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in the temperature ranges from 50 to 200 KI respectively from 380 mK to 20 K in magnetic fields up to 9 T. In the present thesis the criticalbehaviour of YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and properties of the superconducting state of tne non-magnetic rare-earth nickel borocarbide YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C are studied by means of a self-developed measurement apparatur of the specific heat using the quasi-adiabatic heating-pulse method as well as of holmium by means of the relaxation method. In this thesis reliable statements about the critical exponents on monocrystalline holmium could be made. The study on holmium proves that the critical behaviour of the specific heats cannot be described in the framework of the predictions of the chiral universality classes. By means of measurements of the specific heat in this thesis could be confirmed that YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C is a multiband superconductor. The positive curvature of the boundary line below T{sub c} in the phase diagram yields a first hint to the many-band character of YNI{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. In the zero-field the electronic specific heat in the superconducting state c{sub es}(T) can be not explained in the framework of the pure BCS theory. At low temperatures a residual contribution by normally conducting electrons could be detected, which hints to a not completely opened energy gap. A possible explanation would be that a band (or several bands) with low charge-carrier concentration not contribute to the superconductivity. This result agrees with de Haas-van Alphen measurements on isostructural superconducting LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C monocrystals, which suggest the many-band character of the superconductivity as well as a vanishing energy gap in one band. The fluctuation behaviour of the specific heat of YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in the neighbourhood of the superconducting-normally conducting transition agrees well with that of the 3D-XY model. [German

  19. Anhydrous lithium borate, Li{sub 3}B{sub 11}O{sub 18}, crystal structure, phase transition and thermal expansion

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    Sennova, Natalia [Techinsche Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Eduard-Zintl-Inst. fuer Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie; St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Crystallographie; Albert, Barbara [Techinsche Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Eduard-Zintl-Inst. fuer Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie; Bubnova, Rimma [St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Crystallographie; Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation). Inst. of Silicate Chemistry; Krzhizhanovskaya, Maria; Filatov, Stanislav [St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russian Federation). Dept. of Crystallographie

    2014-10-01

    A new lithium borate, Li{sub 3}B{sub 11}O{sub 18}, was synthesized by crystallization from glass, containing an excess of B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The compound crystallizes monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/a, Z=4, a=9.766(5) Aa, b=7.849(5) Aa, c=17.899(9) Aa, β=100.96(5) circle, V=1347.0(13) Aa{sup 3} (R=0.06, wR=0.12). The structure is based upon two interpenetrating frameworks formed by triborate and pentaborate groups. The thermal behaviour of Li{sub 3}B{sub 11}O{sub 18} was studied using DTA, DSC, and high-temperature XRD. Highly anisotropic thermal expansion and a new high-temperature phase were observed.

  20. Sintering process and critical current density of low activation Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} superconductors from low temperature to high temperature

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    Cheng, Fang; Liu, Yongchang [State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Ma, Zongqing, E-mail: mzq0320@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, AIIM, University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500 (Australia); Shahriar Al Hossain, Md [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, AIIM, University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500 (Australia); Somer, M. [Chemistry Department, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, TR-34450 Sariyer-Istanbul (Turkey)

    2016-08-15

    Highlights: • Both H{sub irr} and J{sub c} of our low activation Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} bulks are better than previous studies. • Low-temperature sintering leads to better J{sub c} at high field, worse J{sub c} at low field. • The highest J{sub c} value (2.2 ×10{sup 5} A cm{sup −2}) was achieved in low activation Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} bulks. - Abstract: As the “low activation” superconductor, Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} has a potential application in superconducting coils for fusion reactor. In present work, the sintering process and critical current density of low activation Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} superconductors were systemically studied from low temperature to high temperature. It was found that the J{sub c} and H{sub irr} values of Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} bulks in present work are both obviously higher than that of those samples prepared in previous studies. Furthermore, the low-temperature sintered samples exhibit better J{sub c} performance at high fields than the high-temperature sintered samples, due to strong grain boundaries pinning. On the other hand, the high-temperature sintered samples have higher J{sub c} at low fields compared to low-temperature sintered samples, mainly owing to their better crystallinity and grain connectivity. The highest J{sub c} value (2.20 ×10{sup 5} A cm{sup −2} at 20 K, self-field) is obtained in the Mg{sup 11}B{sub 2} sample sintered at 850 °C for 45 min.

  1. Structural and electrical conductivity studies on the solid electrolyte system {sub x}Li2O-(100-x) [0.5B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-0.5 P{sub 2}O{sub 5}] where 20

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    Padmasree, K. P.; Diaz-Guillen, M. R.; Diaz-Guillen, J. A.; Mendoza, E. M.; Fuentes, A. F. [Cinvestav, unidad Saltillo, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail: padma512@yahoo.com

    2009-09-15

    Lithium ion conducting glasses have been extensively investigated due to their potential application as solid state amorphous electrolytes in lithium rechargeable batteries. The use of glassy electrolytes in all solid state devices may provide numerous advantages like increased safety, facility of fabrication and miniaturization and having a higher conductivity than those of the crystalline counterparts. In this work, we prepared and studied the Lithium ion conducting glassy solid electrolytes of the composition {sub x}Li{sub 2}O-(1-x)[0.5B{sub 2}O{sub 3} -0.5P{sub 2}O{sub 5}] where 20B{sub 2}O{sub 3} -0.5P{sub 2}O{sub 5}] donde 20

  2. Wetting of B{sub 4}C, TiC and graphite substrates by molten Mg

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    Zhang Dan [Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, No. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025 (China); Shen Ping, E-mail: shenping@jlu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, No. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025 (China); Shi Laixin; Jiang Qichuan [Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, No. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025 (China)

    2011-10-17

    Highlights: {yields} The wettability of TiC, B4C and C by molten Mg was determined using an improved sessile drop method. {yields} A new method to evaluate the wetting behavior coupled with evaporation and reaction was proposed. {yields} The bonding characteristics in the Mg/B4C, Mg/TiC and Mg/graphite systems were evaluated. - Abstract: The isotherm wetting of B{sub 4}C, TiC and graphite substrates by molten Mg was studied in a flowing Ar atmosphere at 973-1173 K using an improved sessile drop method. The initial contact angles are in the ranges of 95-87 deg., 74-60 deg. and 142-124 deg., respectively, moderately depending on the temperature. All the systems are non-reactive in nature; however, the presence of impurity of free boron at the B{sub 4}C surface gave rise to the chemical reaction with molten Mg and thus promoted the wettability to a certain degree. A new method was proposed to evaluate the wetting behavior coupled with evaporation and chemical reaction. Furthermore, based on the comparison of the work of adhesion and cohesion, the bonding in the Mg/B{sub 4}C and Mg/TiC systems is presumably mainly chemical while that in the Mg/graphite system is physical.

  3. Effect of rare earth additions on magnetic properties of Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}RE{sub 2} (RE = Y, Gd, Tb and Dy) amorphous alloys

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    Chrobak, A., E-mail: artur.chrobak@us.edu.pl [Institute of Physics, Silesian University, 4 Uniwersytecka, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Nosenko, V. [G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Physics of Metals, NAS of Ukraine, Vernadsky ave. 36, 03142 Kyiv (Ukraine); Haneczok, G. [University of Silesia, Institute of Materials Science, 12 Bankowa, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Boichyshyn, L.; Kotur, B. [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla and Mefodia St. 6, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Bajorek, A. [Institute of Physics, Silesian University, 4 Uniwersytecka, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Zivotsky, O.; Hendrych, A. [Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Physics, 17. listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba (Czech Republic)

    2011-10-17

    Highlights: {yields} We studied magnetic properties of Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}RE{sub 2} (RE=Y,Gd,Tb,Dy) amorphous alloys. {yields} In a comparison with Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Y{sub 2} alloy the rare earth editions cause an increase of the Curie temperature and a decrease of magnetic moment per magnetic atom. {yields} Doping of Tb and Dy lead to a strong decrease of magnetic permeability and a formation of low dimensional finger-print magnetic domains. - Abstract: In the present paper the influence of RE alloying additions (Y, Gd, Tb and Dy) on magnetic properties (Curie temperatures, low temperature magnetization, zero field cooling-field cooling curves, domain structure, room temperature magnetostriction and magnetic permeability) of amorphous alloys of type Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}RE{sub 2} are carefully examined. It was shown that substituting of yttrium atoms by magnetic elements, i.e. Gd, Tb and Dy leads to (i) an increase of the Curie temperature of amorphous phase from 416 K (for Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Y{sub 2}) to 450 K (for Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Gd{sub 2}) and (ii) a decrease of magnetization in saturation (magnetic field 7 T) which can be explained by antiferromagnetic Fe-RE coupling resulting in a decrease of magnetic moment calculated per magnetic atom from 2.00 {mu}{sub B} for the Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Y{sub 2} alloy (Fe in amorphous phase) to 1.51 {mu}{sub B} for the Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Tb{sub 2} alloy. It was concluded that Tb and Dy alloying additions introduce a local magnetic anisotropy responsible for significant decrease of initial magnetic permeability (about 5 times in relation to Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Y{sub 2} or Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Gd{sub 2} alloy), increase of magnetic irreversibility effect measured at 2 K (about 10 times in relation to the same alloys) and appearing of the finger-print magnetic domain regions (not observed for the Fe{sub 82}Nb{sub 2}B{sub 14}Y{sub 2} and Fe{sub 82}Nb

  4. Crystallization of Fe{sub 83}B{sub 17} amorphous alloy by electric pulses produced by a capacitor discharge

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    Georgarakis, Konstantinos [WPI-AIMR Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP-CNRS), Saint-Martin-d' Heres (France); Dudina, Dina V. [Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Mali, Vyacheslav I.; Anisimov, Alexander G. [Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Bulina, Natalia V. [Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Moreira Jorge, Alberto Jr. [Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP-CNRS), Saint-Martin-d' Heres (France); Federal University of Sao Carlos, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Yavari, Alain R. [Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP-CNRS), Saint-Martin-d' Heres (France)

    2015-09-15

    Heating of conductive materials by electric current is used in many technological processes. Application of electric pulses to metallic glasses induces their fast crystallization, which is an interesting and complex phenomenon. In this work, crystallization of the Fe{sub 83}B{sub 17} amorphous alloy induced by pulses of electric current produced has been studied using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Ribbons of the alloy were directly subjected to single pulses of electric current 250 μs long formed by a capacitor discharge. As the value of ∫I{sup 2}dt was increased from 0.33 to 2.00 A{sup 2} s, different crystallization stages could be observed. The crystallization began through the formation of the nuclei of α-Fe. At high values of ∫I{sup 2}dt, α-Fe and tetragonal and orthorhombic Fe{sub 3}B and Fe{sub 23}B{sub 6} were detected in the crystallized ribbons with crystallites of about 50 nm. Thermal annealing of the ribbons at 600 C for 2 min resulted in the formation of α-Fe and tetragonal Fe{sub 3}B. It was concluded that pulses of electric current produced by a capacitor discharge induced transformation of the Fe{sub 83}B{sub 17} amorphous phase into metastable crystalline products. (orig.)

  5. Microstructures and mechanical properties in B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics

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    Sun Shuchen, E-mail: sunsc@smm.neu.edu.cn [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Sakamoto, Tatsuaki; Nakai, Kiyomichi [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Kurishita, Hiroaki [International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan); Kobayashi, Sengo [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Xu Jingyu; Cao Hui; Gao Bo; Bianxue; Wu Wenyuan; Tu Ganfeng [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Matsuda, Seiji [Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Ehime University, Shizugawa, Toon 791-0295 (Japan)

    2011-10-01

    B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} composite ceramics with various concentrations of CeO{sub 2} were fabricated by hot press. The effects of CeO{sub 2} on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics have been investigated. During hot press, CeB{sub 6} was formed by the reaction between CeO{sub 2} and B{sub 4}C. The B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics had higher levels of density, fracture toughness, flexural strength and Vickers hardness than those in monolithic B{sub 4}C. The microstructures of the B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics were observed and analyzed by transmission electron microscopy. In-situ synthesized CeB{sub 6} indicated whisker-like shape and grew along the interface with B{sub 4}C, and different boron carbides with different content of C existed at/around the interface of CeB{sub 6} with B{sub 4}C in the composite ceramics. It made mechanical properties greatly improved.

  6. Study of CP violation in the channel B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}(ee)K{sub S}{sup 0}, identification and reconstruction of electrons in the LHCb experiment; Etude de la violation de CP dans le canal B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}(ee)K{sub S}{sup 0}, identification et reconstruction des electrons dans l'experience LHCb

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    Terrier, H

    2005-04-15

    LHCb experiment has been designed in order to do precise measurements of CP violation and rare decays with B mesons. In 2000, the collaboration decided to modify the spectrometer in order to minimize the amount of matter seen by particles and to optimize the trigger. This thesis was done in this context and is divided into 3 parts. The first part is relative to the electron identification and to the recovery of Bremsstrahlung photons emitted by electrons when they pass through matter. Electron identification is mainly based on information provided by calorimeter system but also uses RICH and muon system. A method based on reference histograms had been developed which combine information provided by these detectors. Electron identification efficiency, for electrons in ECAL acceptance is 95% and the pion mis-identification rates 0.8% with a 65% purity of electron sample. Bremsstrahlung recovery allows the selection of J/{phi} decaying in e{sup +}e{sup -} pair and of B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} J/{phi}(ee)K{sub S}{sup 0} channel which are described in the second part. The selection of this channel was developed in order to get an acceptable selection efficiency with a good rejection of background. A set of kinematic and topological cuts were designed and total selection efficiency is 0.176%, corresponding to 28000 untagged events reconstructed by year, with a ratio B/S belonging to [0.017;0.069] (at 90% of confidence level) for inclusive bb-bar background. In the third part, B meson flavour tagging is presented. The addition of information provided by the vertex locator allows to reject electron coming from conversion and to improve slightly the performances. The LHCb sensibility to sin(2{beta}) from B{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0} decay is also determined. The statistical error, expected after one year of data collecting, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb{sup -1} and bb-bar pair cross section of 0.5 mb, varies from 0.015 to 0.020 according to

  7. Isospin violating decays of positive parity B{sub s} mesons in HMχPT

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    Fajfer, Svjetlana [University of Ljubljana, Department of Physics, Ljubljana (Slovenia); J. Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, P. O. Box 3000, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Prapotnik Brdnik, Anita [J. Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, P. O. Box 3000, Ljubljana (Slovenia); University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, Maribor (Slovenia)

    2016-10-15

    Recent lattice QCD results suggest that the masses of the first two positive parity B{sub s} mesons lie below the BK threshold, similar to the case of D{sup *}{sub s0}(2317){sup +} and D{sub s1}(2460){sup +} mesons. The mass spectrum of B{sub s} mesons seems to follow the pattern of a D{sub s} mass spectrum. As in the case of charmed mesons, the structure of positive parity B{sub s} mesons is very intriguing. To shed more light on this issue, we investigate the strong isospin violating decays B{sub s0}{sup *0} → B{sub s}{sup 0}π{sup 0}, B{sub s1}{sup 0} → B{sub s}{sup *0}π{sup 0}, and B{sub s1}{sup 0} → B{sub s}{sup 0}ππ within heavy meson chiral perturbation theory. The two-body decay amplitude arises at tree level and we show that the loop corrections give significant contributions. On the other hand, in the case of three-body decay B{sub s1}{sup 0} → B{sub s}{sup 0}ππ the amplitude occurs only at loop level. We find that the decay widths for these decays are Γ(B{sub s1}{sup 0} → B{sub s}{sup 0}ππ) ∝ 10{sup -3} keV, and Γ(B{sub s0}{sup *0} → B{sub s}{sup 0}π{sup 0}) ≤ 55 keV, Γ(B{sub s1}{sup 0} → B{sub s}{sup *0}π{sup 0}) ≤ 50 keV. More precise knowledge of the coupling constant describing the interaction of positive and negative parity heavy mesons with light pseudo-scalar mesons would help to increase the accuracy of our calculation. (orig.)

  8. Microstructural analyses of B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} and B{sub 4}C-La{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramics

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    Sakamoto, Tatsuaki, E-mail: sakamoto.tatsuaki@eng.ehime-u.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Sun, Shu-Chen [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Furuno, Tomoya; Kajioka, Michio [Graduate Student of Ehime Univerisity, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Nakai, Kiyomichi [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Kurishita, Hiroaki [International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan); Kobayashi, Sengo [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Wu, Wen-Yuan; Tu, Gan-Feng [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Matsuda, Seiji [Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Ehime University, Shizugawa, Toon 791-0295 (Japan)

    2011-10-01

    Effects of additions of CeO{sub 2} and La{sub 2}O{sub 3} on microstructure and mechanical properties of B{sub 4}C fabricated under and without hot press have been investigated. Vickers hardness and fracture strength are increased by hot press due to the reduction of porosity because the sintering rate is enhanced. Hardness is increased by the reduction of porosity because crack probably occurs when the hardness is measured due to pore as an initiation point of crack. Hardness increases with increasing additions of CeO{sub 2} and La{sub 2}O{sub 3} because porosity decreases due to the formation of CeB{sub 6} and LaB{sub 6} on the grain boundary of B{sub 4}C, respectively. The borides are formed through reaction between solid phases, which might induce coherent boundary between boride and B{sub 4}C. Such coherency also contributes to strengthening the grain boundary of B{sub 4}C. The addition of CeO{sub 2} enhances the sintering rate more than that of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, resulting in higher hardness of B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} than that of B{sub 4}C-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

  9. The effect of strontium on the microstructure, porosity and tensile properties of A356-10%B{sub 4}C cast composite

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    Lashgari, H.R. [Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Tehran, Tehran 11365-4563 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Emamy, M., E-mail: emamy@ut.ac.ir [Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Tehran, Tehran 11365-4563 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Razaghian, A. [Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Najimi, A.A. [Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Tehran, Tehran 11365-4563 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2009-08-20

    This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of different concentrations of strontium (0.05%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4%, 0.5% and 1%) on the microstructure, porosity content and tensile properties of A356-10%B{sub 4}C particulate metal matrix composite. In this work, the matrix alloy and composite were characterized by optical microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with EDS and XRD. The composite ingots were made by stir casting process. The results showed that the addition of 0.03%Sr strongly modified silicon eutectic phase in A356 monolithic alloy, but 0.5%Sr was needed to complete the modification of A356-10%B{sub 4}C composite. Results also demonstrated that Sr addition increases shrinkage porosity and generates new intermetallics in the microstructure. Further investigations on tensile tests revealed optimum strontium levels for improving tensile properties. In the point of fracture behavior of the composite, modified specimens with 0.2%Sr showed broken B{sub 4}C particles and acceptable cohesion between B{sub 4}C and matrix.

  10. Improvement in bronchial squamous metaplasia in smokers treated with folate and vitamin B/sub 12/: report of a preliminary randomized, double-blind intervention trial

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    Heimburger, D.C.; Alexander, C.B.; Birch, R.; Butterworth, C.E. Jr.; Bailey, W.C.; Krumdieck, C.L.

    1988-03-11

    To test whether changes in folate and vitamin B/sub 12/ nutrition modify the severity of potentially premalignant lesions identified by cytology in sputum samples of smokers, the authors conducted a randomized, controlled prospective intervention trial in smokers with bronchial squamous metaplasia. Seventy-three men with a history of 20 or more pack-years of cigarette smoking who had metaplasia on one or more sputum samples were stratified according to smoking level and randomly assigned to four months' treatment with either placebo or 10 mg of folate plus 500 ..mu..g of hydroxocobalamin. Direct cytological comparison of the two groups after four months showed significantly greater reduction of atypia in the supplemented group. This provides preliminary evidence that atypical bronchial squamous metaplasia may be reduced by supplementation with folate and vitamin B/sub 12/. However, the significance of these findings is tempered by substantial spontaneous variation in sputum cytologies, the small study population, the short duration of the trial, and the supraphysiological doses of folate and B/sub 12/ used. The results should not be construed as pointing to a potential way of preventing lung cancer in individuals who continue to smoke or as supporting self-medication with large doses of folate or B/sub 12/ by smokers.

  11. Structural characterization and Mössbauer studies of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 60}Ni{sub 20}Cr{sub 10}B{sub 10} alloy prepared by high energy ball milling

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    Slimi, M., E-mail: msrammeh@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, UR-11-ES-73, université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Azabou, M. [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, UR-11-ES-73, université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Suñol, J.J. [Departament de Fisica, Universitat de Girona, Campus Montilivi, Girona 17071 (Spain); Khitouni, M. [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, UR-11-ES-73, université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia); Greneche, J.M. [LUNAM, Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, IMMM UMR CNRS 6283, Université du Maine, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)

    2015-11-01

    Nanostructured Fe(Ni,Cr) and NiFe solid state powders were elaborated from elemental powders of Fe, Ni, Cr and B using planetary high-energy ball mill. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was employed to examine the morphology of the powdered samples as a function of milling time. The transformations occurring in the material during milling were studied at the atomic scale with the use of X-ray diffraction and {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectrometry. The thermal behavior of the milled powders was examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results, as well as dissimilarity between calorimetric curves of the powders after 10 and 50 h of milling, indicated the formation of a nanostructured Fe(Ni,Cr) and NiFe solid solutions. - Highlights: • It is a complete study about the alloying process of a nanostructured alloy. • We establish the relation between microstructure and structure defects. • Mössbauer analysis confirms the coexistence of the bcc-Fe(Ni,Cr) and fcc-Ni(Fe) solid solutions.

  12. Boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) coating. Deposition and testing

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    Azizov, E.; Barsuk, V. [Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (TRINITI), Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Begrambekov, L., E-mail: lbb@plasma.mephi.ru [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow (Russian Federation); Buzhinsky, O. [Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (TRINITI), Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Evsin, A.; Gordeev, A.; Grunin, A. [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow (Russian Federation); Klimov, N. [Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (TRINITI), Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Kurnaev, V. [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow (Russian Federation); Mazul, I. [Federal State Unitary Interprise Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA Efremov), St-Peterburg (Russian Federation); Otroshchenko, V.; Putric, A. [Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (TRINITI), Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Sadovskiy, Ya.; Shigin, P.; Vergazov, S.; Zakharov, A. [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2015-08-15

    Boron carbide was proposed as a material of in-situ protecting coating for tungsten tiles of ITER divertor. To prove this concept the project including investigation of regimes of plasma deposition of B{sub 4}C coating on tungsten and tests of boron carbide layer in ITER-like is started recently. The paper contends the first results of the project. The results of B{sub 4}C coating irradiation by the plasma pulses of QSPU-T plasma accelerator are presented. The new device capable of B{sub 4}C film deposition on tungsten and testing of the films and materials with ITER-like heat loads and ion- and electron irradiation is described. The results of B{sub 4}C coating deposition and testing of both tungsten substrate and coating are shown and discussed.

  13. Temperature affecting the magnetic properties of the Co{sub 79−x}Fe{sub 3}Cr{sub 3}Si{sub 15}B{sub x} amorphous alloy

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    Tsepelev, Vladimir, E-mail: v.s.tsepelev@urfu.ru [Boris Yeltzin Ural Federal University, Mira 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Starodubtsev, Yuri [Boris Yeltzin Ural Federal University, Mira 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Research and Production Enterprise «Gammamet», Kirov 28, Ekaterinburg 620028 (Russian Federation); Zelenin, Viktor; Belozerov, Vladimir [Research and Production Enterprise «Gammamet», Kirov 28, Ekaterinburg 620028 (Russian Federation); Konashkov, Viktor [Boris Yeltzin Ural Federal University, Mira 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-15

    The paper studies the effect the temperature has on the magnetic properties of the Co{sub 79−x}Fe{sub 3}Cr{sub 3}Si{sub 15}B{sub x} amorphous alloy with different boron content. Magnetic saturation induction B{sub s} and Curie temperature T{sub C} decrease as the boron content increases. Within the range of relatively high temperatures, magnetic saturation induction B{sub s} = μ{sub 0}M{sub s} is related to the temperature by B{sub s}(T) ∼ (T{sub C} − T){sup 0.38}. In the Co{sub 79−x}Fe{sub 3}Cr{sub 3}Si{sub 15}B{sub x} amorphous alloys with the Curie temperature of lower than 180 °C the initial permeability of 200,000 and the coercive force of 0.1 A/m were obtained. The high initial permeability of the amorphous alloy is attributed to the absence of the crystalline, magnetoelastic and induced magnetic anisotropy in this alloy. Low Curie temperature near which the permeability appreciably increases (Hopkinson effect) is another approach to the ideal magnetic softness.

  14. B{sub 36} borophene as an electronic sensor for formaldehyde: Quantum chemical analysis

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    Shahbazi Kootenaei, Amirhossein, E-mail: a.kootenaei@gmail.com [Department of Chemical Engineering, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ansari, Goodarz [Department of Chemistry, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2016-08-06

    Pristine carbon nanotubes and graphene show great sensitivity toward several lethal gases but cannot identify some extremely toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde (HCOH). Recent successful synthesis of all-boron graphene-like sheets attracted strong interest in exploring their possible applications. Herein, we inspected the potential application of B{sub 36} borophene sheet as a sensor for HCOH detection, using density functional theory computations. Different theoretical levels including B97D and Minnesota 06 functionals with different basis sets were employed. It was predicted that the electrical conductivity of B{sub 36} borophene significantly increases at the presence of HCOH molecules, thereby generating an electrical signal. The electrical signal is increased by increasing the number of adsorbed HCOH molecules, indicating that this sensor is sensitive to the concentration (or pressure) of HCOH gas. These results suggest that the pristine borophene may be used in the HCOH chemical sensors. - Highlights: • B{sub 36} borophene sheet can be used as a chemical sensor for HCOH detection. • The B{sub 36} is sensitive to the concentration of HCOH. • When the B{sub 36} adsorbs HCOH molecules, it is converted to a p-type semiconductor.

  15. Wear properties of Fe-Cr-C and B{sub 4}C powder coating on AISI 316 stainless steel analyzed by the Taguchi method

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    Gur, Ali Kaya; Ozay, Cetin; Orhan, Ayhan; Buytoz, Soner; Caligulu, Ugur; Yigitturk, Necmettin [Firat Univ., Elazig (Turkey). Faculty of Technical Education

    2014-06-01

    In this study, the plasma arc welded cladding of FeCrC and B{sub 4}C powder mixtures alloyed with 70 wt.-% Cr on the surface of AISI 316 stainless steel was investigated. Application of the Taguchi method revealed respective effects on the abrasive wear resistance of the cladding layer on the stainless steel. The abrasive wear behaviour of the AISI 316 stainless steel surfaces coated with Fe-Cr-C and with 10 wt.-%, 15 wt.-%, 20 wt.-%, and 25 wt.-% B{sub 4}C was investigated by using four loads and four distances for the 220 mesh SiC abrasive. Results were analyzed by variance analysis using ANOVA, and effects of parameters on the wear rate were determined as percentage rate. Furthermore, the error ratio was statistically evaluated. The experimental results were analyzed by the respective analysis of means and variance which is discussed in detail. (orig.)

  16. B{sub 27}{sup −}: Appearance of the smallest planar boron cluster containing a hexagonal vacancy

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    Li, Wei-Li; Piazza, Zachary A.; Wang, Lai-Sheng, E-mail: xzeng1@unl.edu [Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Pal, Rhitankar; Zeng, Xiao Cheng, E-mail: xzeng1@unl.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 (United States)

    2015-05-28

    Photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations have been carried out to probe the structures and chemical bonding of the B{sub 27}{sup −} cluster. Comparison between the experimental spectrum and the theoretical results reveals a two-dimensional (2D) global minimum with a triangular lattice containing a tetragonal defect (I) and two low-lying 2D isomers (II and III), each with a hexagonal vacancy. All three 2D isomers have 16 peripheral boron atoms and 11 inner boron atoms. Isomer I is shown to be mainly responsible for the observed photoelectron spectrum with isomers II and III as minor contributors. Chemical bonding analyses of these three isomers show that they all feature 16 localized peripheral B–B σ-bonds. Additionally, isomer I possesses 16 delocalized σ bonds and nine delocalized π bonds, while isomers II and III each contain 17 delocalized σ bonds and eight delocalized π bonds. It is found that the hexagonal vacancy is associated generally with an increase of delocalized σ bonds at the expense of delocalized π bonds in 2D boron clusters. The hexagonal vacancy, characteristic of borophenes, is found to be a general structural feature for mid-sized boron clusters. The current study shows that B{sub 27}{sup −} is the first boron cluster, where a hexagonal vacancy appears among the low-lying isomers accessible experimentally.

  17. Simultaneous determination of fumonisins B{sub 1}, B{sub 2} and B{sub 3} contaminants in maize by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

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    Ren Yiping [Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou 310051, Zhejiang (China); Zhang Yu [Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, Zhejiang (China); Han Shiyun; Han Zheng [Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou 310051, Zhejiang (China); Wu Yongning, E-mail: wuyncdc@yahoo.com.cn [Key Lab of Chemical Safety and Health, National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 Nanwei Road, Beijing 100050 (China)

    2011-04-29

    The present work developed an analytical method for simultaneous determination of fumonisins B{sub 1}, B{sub 2} and B{sub 3} residues in maize by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionization triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) under the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode, and especially focused on the optimization of extraction, clean-up, UHPLC separation and MS/MS parameters. The method involves addition of fumonisins isotope internal standards, extraction with a mixture of acetonitrile and water and clean-up with solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges before UHPLC-MS/MS analysis. A single-laboratory method validation was conducted by testing three different spiking levels for repeatability and recovery according to International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) guidelines. The LOQ of FB{sub 1}, FB{sub 2} and FB{sub 3} were 1.50, 1.65 and 0.4 {mu}g kg{sup -1}, respectively, which were lower than the criteria of EU, USA and other countries regarding minimum residue limits of fumonisins in foods including baby foods and feedstuffs. Recoveries of three fumonisins ranged from 80.9% to 97.0% with RSD values of 2.4-11.1%.The advantages of this method include simple pretreatment, rapid determination and high sensitivity, and it fulfills the requirements for food analysis with respect to minimum residue limits of fumonisins in various countries.

  18. Wetting of microstructured alumina fabricated by epitaxial growth of Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9} whiskers

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    Wang, Yifeng; Feng, Jicai; Chen, Zhe; Song, Xiaoguo; Cao, Jian, E-mail: cao_jian@hit.edu.cn

    2015-12-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Microstructured Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} was fabricated by epitaxial growth of Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9} whiskers in air. • The microstructure of the rough surfaces was characterized in detail. • The wetting of the whisker-coated surfaces by Ag-36.7Cu-8.0Ti at.% alloy was studied. • A whisker-interconnected region was formed between Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and the alloy after wetting. - Abstract: Topographical microstructures were fabricated on alumina by epitaxial growth of Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9} whiskers in air. The products were characterized via scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The whiskers were found to grow along the [0 0 1] crystallographic direction, and the lattice mismatch between Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9} was determined to be 0.03%. The wetting of the Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9}-whisker-coated surfaces by Ag-36.7Cu-8.0Ti at.% alloy was studied. The time needed to reach the equilibrium stage reduced as the temperature increased, and the final contact angle for liquid alloy on the rough surface was 27° at 880 °C. The wetting dynamics of the whiskers coated surfaces was investigated. After wetting, a whisker-interconnected region was formed between alumina and the alloy.

  19. Study of new complexes of uranium and comba radical. II-Complexes formed in the presence of OH{sup -}, CO{sub 3}H{sup -}, CH{sub 3}-COO{sup -}, and B{sub 4}={sub 7}; Estudio de nuevos complejos entre uranio y el radical CADMBA. II. Complejos formados en presencia de OH{sup -}, CO{sub 3}H, CH{sub 3}-COO{sup -} y B{sub 4}O{sub 7}

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    Vera Palomino, V.; Galiano Sedano, J. A.; Parellada Bellod, R.; Bellido Gonzalez, A.

    1975-07-01

    Several complexes extracted with CDMBAC organic solutions from uranium aqueous solutions, in presence of sodium and ammonium hydroxides, are studied. These complexes fit to the general formula: U0{sub 2}(OH){sub n}(CDMBA){sub n}-2 . The uranium extraction in presence of an excess of sodium bicarbonate is also studied. From aqueous solutions of uranyl acetate we have isolated the complex U0{sub 2}(CH{sub 3}-C00){sub n} (CDMBA){sub n}-2. In presence of boric acid and sodium tetraborate an U-CDMBA compound containing boron in its molecule has being obtained by precipitation and liquid-liquid extraction. (Author) 5 refs.

  20. U(1){sub B{sub 1+B{sub 2−2L{sub 1}}}} mediation for the natural SUSY and the anomalous muon g−2

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    Huh, Ji-Haeng, E-mail: jhhuh@physics.ucla.edu [Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Kyae, Bumseok, E-mail: bkyae@pusan.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-11-04

    We propose a U(1){sup ′} mediated supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking, in which U(1){sup ′} is identified with U(1){sub B{sub 1+B{sub 2−2L{sub 1}}}}. The U(1){sub B{sub 1+B{sub 2−2L{sub 1}}}} gauge symmetry, which is anomaly-free with the field contents of the minimal supersymmetric standard model, assigns ±1/3 charges to the first and second generations of the quarks, and ∓2 to the first generation of the leptons. As a result, the first two generations of squarks acquire masses of about 7 TeV, and the first generation of the sleptons do those of 40 TeV, respectively, in the presence of one or three pairs of extra vector-like matter {5,5"¯}. Non-observation on extra colored particles below 1 TeV at the large hadron collider, and also the flavor violations such as μ{sup −}→e{sup −}γ are explained. By virtue of such a gauge symmetry, proton stability can be protected. The other squarks and sleptons as well as the gauginos can obtain masses of order 10{sup 2−3} GeV through the conventional gravity or gauge mediated SUSY breaking mechanism. The relative light smuon/sneutrino and the neutralino/chargino could be responsible for the (g−2){sub μ} deviated from the standard model prediction. The stop mass of ∼500 GeV relieves the fine-tuning problem in the Higgs sector. Two-loop effects by the relatively heavy sfermions can protect the smallness of the stop mass from the radiative correction by the heavy gluino (≳1 TeV). Extra vector-like matter can enhance the radiative corrections to the Higgs mass up to 126 GeV, and induce the desired mixing among the chiral fermions after U(1){sub B{sub 1+B{sub 2−2L{sub 1}}}} breaking.

  1. Hot pressing of B{sub 4}C/SiC composites

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    Sahin, F.C.; Turhan, E.; Yesilcubuk, S.A.; Addemir, O. [Ystanbul Technical University, Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgy, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Dept., Maslak-Ystanbul (Turkey)

    2005-07-01

    B{sub 4}C/SiC ceramic composites containing 10-20-30 vol % SiC were prepared by hot pressing method. The effect of SiC addition and hot pressing temperature on sintering behaviour and mechanical properties of hot pressed composites were investigated. Microstructures of hot pressed samples were examined by SEM technique. Three different temperatures (2100 deg. C, 2200 deg. C and 2250 deg. C) were used to optimize hot pressing temperature applying 100 MPa pressure under argon atmosphere during the sintering procedure. The highest relative density of 98.44 % was obtained by hot pressing at 2250 deg. C. However, bending strengths of B{sub 4}C/SiC composite samples were lower than monolithic B{sub 4}C in all experimental conditions. (authors)

  2. Photocurrent response of B{sub 12}As{sub 2} crystals to blue light, and its temperature- dependent electrical characterizations

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    Gul, R., E-mail: rubi786@yahoo.com [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 (United States); Alabama A& M University, Normal AL, 35762 (United States); Cui, Y.; Bolotnikov, A. E.; Camarda, G. S.; Hossain, A.; Roy, U. N.; Yang, G.; James, R. B. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 (United States); Egarievwe, S. U. [Alabama A& M University, Normal AL, 35762 (United States); Edgar, J. H.; Nwagwu, U. [Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506 (United States)

    2016-02-15

    With the global shortage of {sup 3}He gas, researchers worldwide are looking for alternative materials for detecting neutrons. Among the candidate materials, semiconductors are attractive because of their light weight and ease in handling. Currently, we are looking into the suitability of boron arsenide (B{sub 12}As{sub 2}) for this specific application. As the first step in evaluating the material qualitatively, the photo-response of B{sub 12}As{sub 2} bulk crystals to light with different wavelengths was examined. The crystals showed photocurrent response to a band of 407- and 470- nm blue light. The maximum measured photoresponsivity and the photocurrent density at 0.7 V for 470 nm blue light at room temperature were 0.25 A ⋅ W{sup −1} and 2.47 mA ⋅ cm{sup −2}, respectively. In addition to photo current measurements, the electrical properties as a function of temperature (range: 50-320 K) were measured. Reliable data were obtained for the low-temperature I-V characteristics, the temperature dependence of dark current and its density, and the resistivity variations with temperature in B{sub 12}As{sub 2} bulk crystals. The experiments showed an exponential dependence on temperature for the dark current, current density, and resistivity; these three electrical parameters, respectively, had a variation of a few nA to μA, 1-100 μA ⋅ cm{sup −2} and 7.6x10{sup 5}-7.7x10{sup 3} Ω ⋅ cm, for temperature increasing from 50 K to 320 K. The results from this study reported the first photoresponse and demonstrated that B{sub 12}As{sub 2} is a potential candidate for thermal-neutron detectors.

  3. Photocatalytic characteristics of single phase Fe-doped anatase TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles sensitized with vitamin B{sub 12}

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    Gharagozlou, Mehrnaz, E-mail: gharagozlou@icrc.ac.ir [Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Institute for Color Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bayati, R. [Intel Corporation, IMO-SC, SC2, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (United States)

    2015-01-15

    Highlights: • Anatase TiO{sub 2}/B{sub 12} hybrid nanostructured catalyst was successfully synthesized by sol–gel technique. • The nanoparticle catalyst was doped with iron at several concentrations. • Nanoparticles were characterized in detail by XRD, Raman, TEM, EDS, and spectroscopy techniques. • The formation mechanism and role of point defects on photocatalytic properties were discussed. • A structure-property-processing correlation was established. - Abstract: We report a processing-structure-property correlation in B{sub 12}-anatase titania hybrid catalysts doped with several concentrations of iron. Our results clearly show that low-level iron doping alters structure, defect content, and photocatalytic characteristics of TiO{sub 2}. XRD and Raman studies revealed formation of a single-phase anatase TiO{sub 2} where no iron based segregation in particular iron oxide, was detected. FT-IR spectra clearly confirmed sensitization of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles with vitamin B{sub 12}. TEM micrographs and diffraction patterns confirmed crystallization of anatase nanoparticles with a radius of 15–20 nm. Both XRD and Raman signals showed a peak shift and a peak broadening which are surmised to originate from creation of point defects, namely oxygen vacancy and titanium interstitial. The doped samples revealed a narrower band gap as compared to undoped samples. Photocatalytic activity of the samples was assessed through measuring the decomposition rate of rhodamine B. It was found that sensitization with vitamin B{sub 12} and Fe-doping significantly enhances the photocatalytic efficiency of the anatase nanoparticles. We also showed that there is an optimum Fe-doping level where the maximum photocatalytic activity is achieved. The boost of photocatalytic activity was qualitatively understood to originate from a more effective use of the light photons, formation of point defects, which enhance the charge separation, higher carrier mobility.

  4. Effect of gamma irradiation on the thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B{sub 6} content in two varieties of Brazilian beans

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    Villavicencio, A.L.C.H. E-mail: villavic@net.ipen.br; Mancini-Filho, J. E-mail: jmancini@usp.br; Delincee, H. E-mail: henry.delincee@bfe.uni-karlsruhe.de; Bognar, A

    2000-03-01

    The effect of {sup 60}Co gamma rays on the content of several B-vitamins in two varieties of Brazilian beans has been studied. Carioca (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. Carioca) and Macacar beans (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp, var. Macacar) were irradiated at doses of 0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0 and 10 kGy, and subsequently stored at ambient temperature for 6 months. The content of vitamin B{sub 1}, B{sub 2} and B{sub 6} was analysed by HPLC. In addition, the optimum cooking time was established for each dose and bean variety. A taste panel evaluated sensory properties. Only slight changes were measured for thiamine and riboflavin, whereas a dose-dependent decrease was noted for pyridoxine, which, however, was significant only at the highest doses of 5 and 10 kGy. Cooking time was considerably reduced with increasing radiation dose, but accompanied by a loss of the sensory quality. However, at the disinfestation dose up to 1 kGy, acceptable ratings were obtained for the sensory evaluation. In conclusion, for insect disinfestation of Brazilian beans radiation processing is a promising technology.

  5. Effect of the surface preparation techniques on the EBSD analysis of a friction stir welded AA1100-B{sub 4}C metal matrix composite

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    Guo, J., E-mail: junfeng.guo@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca [University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi (QC), G7H 2B1 (Canada); Aluminium Technology Centre, National Research Council Canada, Chicoutimi (QC), G7H 8C3 (Canada); Amira, S.; Gougeon, P. [Aluminium Technology Centre, National Research Council Canada, Chicoutimi (QC), G7H 8C3 (Canada); Chen, X.-G. [University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi (QC), G7H 2B1 (Canada)

    2011-09-15

    Aluminum based metal matrix composites (MMCs) have been used in various automobile, aerospace and military industries. Yet characterization of the microstructure in these materials remains a challenge. In the present work, the grain structure in the matrix of B{sub 4}C particulate reinforced MMCs and their friction stir welds is characterized by using optical metallography and the electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) technique. Optical metallography can partially reveal the grain structure in the matrix of AA1100-16 vol.% B{sub 4}C composite. The EBSD technique has been successfully applied to characterize the grain structure in the AA1100-16 vol.% B{sub 4}C friction stir welds, which provides a powerful tool to follow the microstructural evolution of MMC materials during friction stir welding (FSW). Both mechanical polishing and ion beam polishing are used for the EBSD sample preparation. The effect of the sample preparation on the EBSD data acquisition quality is studied. Some typical examples, such as the identification of grains and subgrains, grain size distribution, deformation fields and the texture components are given. - Highlights: {yields} EBSD has been used to characterize the grain structure of Al-B{sub 4}C MMCs. {yields} Mechanical and ion beam polishing are compared for EBSD sample preparation of MMCs. {yields} EBSD shows great advantages over optical microscopy for microtexture analysis of MMCs.

  6. The magnetic properties of the quaternary intermetallic GdNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and GdNiBC compounds

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    El Massalami, M.; Giordanengo, B.; Mondragon, J.; Baggio-Saitovitch, E.M.; Takeuchi, A.; Voiron, J.; Sulpice, A. [CBPF, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    1995-12-11

    The magnetic features of GdNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (14/mmm, a = 3.578 A, c = 10.361 A) and GdNiBC (P4/nmm, a = 3.631 A, c = 7.546 A) have been studied for 1.2 K < T < 300 K and in fields up to 140 kOe. In both types of compound, the spherical {sup 8}S State of the Gd{sup 3+} ion can be unambiguously observed in the features of the paramagnetic state as well as the low-T field-induced ferromagnetic state. The observed Neel points for GdNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and GdNiBC are, respectively, 19.5(5) K and 14.3(5) K, and their magnetic structures at T=0 are presumably the collinear Neel-type structures. The saturating field in GdNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (H {>=} 125 kOe at 1.7 K) is approximately three times that of GdNiBC implying that the average interlayer interactions in the former are much stronger than in the latter. The overall magnetic features of both compounds are interpreted in terms of the picture that assumes the Gd moments to have strong ferromagnetic intralayer couplings and averaged antiferromagnetic interlayer interactions. (authors)

  7. The cerium magnetic form factor and diffuse polarization in CeRh{sub 3}B{sub 2} as functions of temperature

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    Givord, F [CEA-Grenoble, DSM/DRFMC/SPSMS/MDN, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Boucherle, J-X [CEA-Grenoble, DSM/DRFMC/SPSMS/MDN, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Lelievre-Berna, E [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Lejay, P [CRTBT, CNRS, 166X, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2004-03-03

    In the compound CeRh{sub 3}B{sub 2}, a rather special polarization of the conduction electrons along the c-chains of cerium atoms had been previously reported at low temperatures (Alonso et al 1998 J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 177-181 1048). The distribution of the CeRh{sub 3}B{sub 2} magnetization has now been studied as a function of temperature up to 150 K-that is, above the Curie temperature of 115 K. The magnetization density maps have been obtained from polarized neutron diffraction experiments by using the maximum entropy method. The cerium form factor has also been analysed. Calculations of the form factor including several multiplets are developed and it is shown that it is necessary to take into account the influence of the higher multiplet of the Ce{sup 3+} ion. This result is coherent with the observation of a peak at high energy in the inelastic neutron spectra, indicating a very large crystal electric field splitting. Both analyses lead to the same conclusion that, on heating, the diffuse negative magnetization observed at low temperature along the cerium chains disappears at the magnetic ordering temperature. The influence of the second multiplet of the Ce{sup 3+} ion could be part of the explanation for the low value of the 4f moment and the large Curie temperature in CeRh{sub 3}B{sub 2}.

  8. Branching ratios from B{sub s} and {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}

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    Matthew S. Martin

    2004-05-28

    CDF Run II relative branching ratio measurements for 65 pb{sup -1} of data in the channels B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}{sup {-+}}{pi}{sup {-+}}, {Lambda} {sub b}{sup 0} {yields} {Lambda}{sub c}{sup {+-}}{pi}{sup {-+}} and B {yields} h{sup +}h{sup -} are presented. Further, an observation of B{sub s} {yields} K{sup {+-}} K{sup {-+}} and a measurement of A{sub CP} are presented.

  9. Electrochemical Polishing Applications and EIS of a Vitamin B{sub 4}-Based Ionic Liquid

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    Wixtrom, Alex I. [Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA (United States); Buhler, Jessica E. [Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA (United States); Reece, Charles E. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Abdel-Fattah, Tarek M. [Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA (United States)

    2013-01-01

    Modern particle accelerators require minimal interior surface roughness for Niobium superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities. Polishing of the Nb is currently achieved via electrochemical polishing with concentrated mixtures of sulfuric and hydrofluoric acids. This acid-based approach is effective at reducing the surface roughness to acceptable levels for SRF use, but due to acid-related hazards and extra costs (including safe disposal of used polishing solutions), an acid-free method would be preferable. This study focuses on an alternative electrochemical polishing method for Nb, using a novel ionic liquid solution containing choline chloride, also known as Vitamin B{sub 4} (VB{sub 4}). Potentiostatic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was also performed on the VB4-based system. Nb polished using the VB4-based method was found to have a final surface roughness comparable to that achieved via the acid-based method, as assessed by atomic force microscopy (AFM). These findings indicate that acid-free VB{sub 4}-based electrochemical polishing of Nb represents a promising replacement for acid-based methods of SRF cavity preparation.

  10. Measurement of the mass and lifetime differences between the heavy and light B/sub s/ eigenstates

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    Dunietz, I.

    1987-11-01

    This report concerns measurements of the mass and lifetime differences of the B/sub s/ - anti B/sub s/ system. A large mass difference, (DELTA m/gamma)/sub B//sub s/ greater than or equal to 5, is predicted in the Kobayashi-Maskawa (KM) model with three generations of quarks. This prediction follows from two factors. The first is the ARGUS collaboration report of a large B/sub d/ - anti B/sub d/ mixing, (DELTA m/gamma)/sub B//sub d/ approxi.1. The second is the unitarity of the 3 x 3 KM matrix. The prediction does not depend whether the KM model is relevant for CP violation. Thus, a much smaller (DELTA m/gamma)/sub B//sub s/ << 5 would indicate new physics. An argument for an observable lifetime difference will be given. This report discusses time-dependent ways to extract the mass difference and lifetime difference of the neutral B/sub s/ system.

  11. The design, microstructure and tensile properties of B{sub 4}C particulate reinforced 6061Al neutron absorber composites

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    Chen, H.S. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Wang, W.X., E-mail: Wangwenxian@tyut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Li, Y.L.; Zhang, P. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Nie, H.H. [Shanxi Coal-Mining Administrators College, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Wu, Q.C. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China)

    2015-05-25

    Highlights: • B{sub 4}C/Al composites for neutron shielding were designed by MCNP program. • B{sub 4}C/Al composite were fabricated by vacuum hot pressing followed by hot rolling. • The properties can be enhanced by vacuum hot pressing followed by hot rolling. - Abstract: Based on the Monte Carlo Particle transport program MCNP, a novel boron carbide particulate reinforced 6061Al composite for neutron shielding (B{sub 4}C/6061Al NACs) with high strength and low density was designed. The NACs with four volume fractions (10%, 20%, 30% and 40%) were successfully fabricated by vacuum hot pressing followed by hot rolling (VPHR) in atmospheric environments. The calculation results indicated that the neutron transmission ratio decreased with the increasing of B{sub 4}C content and the thickness of plates. B{sub 4}C particle is uniformly distributed in the matrix, exhibiting the good bonding in interface. The phases of neutron absorbers were mainly B{sub 4}C and Al, and a spot of AlB{sub 2} and Al{sub 3}BC. The grain of the matrix was refined and the dislocation was formed around the particles. With increasing the B{sub 4}C content, the particles gathered, breakage appeared, and the tensile strength of composite first increased and then decreased. The failure mode of B{sub 4}C/6061Al NACs included: the interfacial debonding and the cleavage fracture of particles.

  12. Heat and charge transport in YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals

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    Schneider, M; Gladun, A; Kreyssig, A [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany); Wosnitza, J [Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden (HLD), Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, D-01314 Dresden (Germany); Petzold, V; Rosner, H [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Behr, G; Souptel, D; Mueller, K-H; Drechsler, S-L; Fuchs, G [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (IFW), D-01171 Dresden (Germany)], E-mail: M.Schneider@ifw-dresden.de, E-mail: G.Fuchs@ifw-dresden.de

    2008-04-30

    For a systematic investigation of the heat- and charge-transport properties of YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, single-crystal measurements of the electrical resistivity, the thermal conductivity, and the thermoelectric power were performed on the same samples. For HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, a local maximum of the Lorenz number at 20 K is evidently connected with the occurrence of magnetic fluctuations well above the ordering temperature. For the in-plane thermal conductivity, a kink near the superconducting transition was observed, consistent with an anisotropic gap or a multiband description. For both investigated borocarbides, the electrical resistance is isotropic. In contrast, the thermal conductivity shows a pronounced anisotropy. The thermoelectric power exhibits a minor anisotropy and can be well described by electron-diffusion and phonon-drag contributions over a wide temperature range. Based on an analysis of full-potential local-orbital calculations, a strong influence of the boron z position on the thermoelectric power has been revealed.

  13. B{sup *}{sub s,d} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} and its impact on B{sub s,d} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}

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    Xu, Guang-Zhi [Liaoning University, Department of Physics, Shenyang (China); Beihang University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Advanced Nuclear Energy Materials and Physics, and School of Physics, Beijing (China); Qiu, Yue [Beihang University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Advanced Nuclear Energy Materials and Physics, and School of Physics, Beijing (China); Shen, Cheng-Ping; Zhang, Yu-Jie [Beihang University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Advanced Nuclear Energy Materials and Physics, and School of Physics, Beijing (China); CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics, Beijing (China)

    2016-11-15

    This study investigates B{sup *}{sub s,d} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} in the dimuon distributions and the hadronic contribution B{sub s,d} → B{sup *}{sub s,d}γ → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}. The μ{sup +}μ{sup -} decay widths of the vector mesons B{sup *}{sub s,d} are approximately a factor of 700 larger than the corresponding scalar mesons B{sub s,d}. The ratio of the branching fractions obtained, (Br(B{sup *}{sub s,d}→μ{sup +}μ{sup -}))/(Br(B{sub s,d}→μ{sup +}μ{sup -})), is approximately (0.3 x eV)/(Γ(B{sup *}{sub s,d}→B{sub s,d}γ)). The hadronic contribution B{sub s,d} → B{sup *}{sub s,d}γ → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} is also estimated. The relative increase in the B{sub s,d} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} amplitude is approximately (0.01 ± 0.006)√((Γ(B{sup *}{sub s,d}→B{sub s,d}γ))/(100 eV)). If we select Γ(B{sup *}{sub s,d} → B{sub s,d}γ) = 2 eV, then the branching fractions of the vector mesons to the lepton pair are 5.3 x 10{sup -10} and 1.6 x 10{sup -11} B{sup *}{sub s} and B{sup *}{sub d}, respectively. If we select Γ(B{sup *}{sub s,d} → B{sub s,d}γ) = 200 eV, then the updated branching fractions of the scalar mesons to the muon pair are (3.78 ± 0.25) x 10{sup -9} and (1.09 ± 0.09) x 10{sup -10} for B{sub s} and B{sub d}, respectively. If we select the recent predicted M1 widths Γ(B{sup *}{sub s,d} → B{sub s,d}γ) = 313, 1230 eV (arXiv:1607.02169), then the updated branching fractions are (3.8 ± 0.3) x 10{sup -9} and (1.2 ± 0.1) x 10{sup -10} for B{sub s} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} and B{sub d} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}, respectively. Further studies on B{sup *}{sub s,d}, including those on dielectron decay and two-body decay with J/ψ, should be conducted. (orig.)

  14. Microstructural characterization and amorphous phase formation in Co{sub 40}Fe{sub 22}Ta{sub 8}B{sub 30} powders produced by mechanical alloying

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    Taghvaei, Amir Hossein, E-mail: amirtaghvaei@gmail.com [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Stoica, Mihai [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, Helmholtzstr. 20, D-01069 Dresden (Germany); Vaughan, Gavin [ESRF, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Ghaffari, Mohammad [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Maleksaeedi, Saeed [Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075 (Singapore); Janghorban, Kamal [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-01-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mechanical alloying developed the amorphous phase in Co{sub 40}Fe{sub 22}Ta{sub 8}B{sub 30} alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The powders had 96 wt% amorphous phase after 200 h milling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The 200 h milled powders showed the huge relaxation hump in the DSC plot. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mean volume lattice strain was calculated based on the Miracle's model. - Abstract: In this work, microstructural evolution and amorphous phase formation in Co{sub 40}Fe{sub 22}Ta{sub 8}B{sub 30} alloy produced by mechanical alloying (MA) of the elemental powder mixture under argon gas atmosphere was investigated. Milling time had a profound effect on the phase transformation, microstructure, morphological evolution and thermal behavior of the powders. These effects were studied by the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) in reflection mode using Cu K{alpha} and in transmission configuration using synchrotron radiation, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results showed that at the early stage of the milling, microstructure consisted of nanocrystalline bcc-(Fe, Co) phases and unreacted tantalum. Further milling, produced an amorphous phase, which became a dominant phase with a fraction of 96 wt% after 200 h milling. The DSC profile of 200 h milled powders demonstrated a huge and broad exothermic hump due to the structural relaxation, followed by a single exothermic peak, indicating the crystallization of the amorphous phase. Further XRD studies in transmission mode by synchrotron radiation revealed that the crystalline products were (Co, Fe){sub 20.82}Ta{sub 2.18}B{sub 6}, (Co, Fe){sub 21} Ta{sub 2} B{sub 6}, and (Co, Fe){sub 3}B{sub 2}. The amorphization mechanisms were discussed in terms of severe grain refinement, atomic size effect, the concept of local topological instability and the heat of mixing of the reactants.

  15. Derivatives of any order of the hypergeometric function {sub p}F{sub q}(a{sub 1}, ..., a{sub p}; b{sub 1}, ..., b{sub q}; z) with respect to the parameters a{sub i} and b{sub i}

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    Ancarani, L U [Laboratoire de Physique Moleculaire et des Collisions, Universite Paul Verlaine-Metz, 57078 Metz (France); Gasaneo, G [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional del Sur and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones CientIficas y Tecnicas, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2010-02-26

    The derivatives of any order of the general hypergeometric function {sub p}F{sub q}(a{sub 1}, ..., a{sub p}; b{sub 1}, ..., b{sub q}; z) with respect to the parameters a{sub i} or b{sub i} are expressed, in compact form, in terms of generalizations of multivariable Kampe de Feriet functions. To achieve this, use is made of Babister's solution to non-homogeneous differential equations for {sub p}F{sub q}(a{sub 1}, ..., a{sub p}; b{sub 1}, ..., b{sub q}; z). An application to Hahn polynomials, which are {sub 3}F{sub 2} functions, is given as an illustration.

  16. Metallization and softening of B{sub 6}O at high pressure

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    Wang, Yuehui [Institute of Physics and Chemistry, HNUST, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066600 (China); Wang, Yachun; Yao, Tiankai; Li, Hui; Wu, Lailei; Yang, Meng [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Material Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Zhang, Jingwu, E-mail: ziw@ysu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Material Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Gou, Huiyang, E-mail: huiyang.gou@gmail.com [Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Material Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China)

    2014-07-05

    Highlights: • Structural searching identified a high-pressure phase for B{sub 6}O with monoclinic Cc structure. • Cc structure B{sub 6}O is mechanically and dynamically stable. • Cc phase characterizes in pentagonal pyramids and zig-zag O–B1–O chains. • Cc phase shows metallization and softened hardness as compared to zero-pressure structure. - Abstract: Structural stability, elastic and electronic properties of boron suboxide, B{sub 6}O, up to 300 GPa were investigated by first-principles calculations. Structural searching and enthalpy differences calculations identify a high-pressure phase for B{sub 6}O with monoclinic Cc structure (denoted as β-B{sub 6}O), which is energetically preferable to the known R-3 m-type phase above 245 GPa. β-B{sub 6}O phase forms a three-dimensional covalent network mainly composed of pentagonal pyramids and zig-zag O–B1–O chains extended along c-direction. β-B{sub 6}O phase is found to be stable examined by the calculated elastic constants and phonon dispersion and exhibits metallic behavior and greater elastic and hardness anisotropy, totally different from the semiconducting character and relative isotropy of ground state structure. Moreover, β-B{sub 6}O is predicted to soften significantly with a Vicker’s hardness of about 20.7 GPa.

  17. Sintering of B{sub 4}C by pressureless liquid phase sintering

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    Rocha, Rosa Maria da; Melo, Francisco Cristovao Lourenco de, E-mail: rosarocha@iae.cta.br, E-mail: frapi@iae.cta.br [Instituto de Aeronautica e Espaco (IAE/CTA/IAE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial. Divisao de Materiais

    2009-07-01

    The effect of three different sintering additive systems on densification of boron carbide powder was investigated. The sintering additives were Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, AlN:Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} and BN:Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} compositions. Powder mixtures were prepared with 10 vol% of sintering aids following conventional powder technology processes. Samples were sintered by pressureless sintering at 2050 deg C/30min in argon atmosphere. Sintered samples were compared to a sintered B{sub 4}C without sintering additive. Samples were characterized by XRD to analyze the crystalline phases after sintering and SEM to observe the microstructure and the second phase distribution. YB{sub 4} and YB{sub 2}C{sub 2} were identified in all samples, indicating a reaction between Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, B{sub 4}C and B{sub 2}O{sub 3} present at the B{sub 4}C particle surface. The best densification result was achieved with Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} additive system, showing 92.0 % of theoretical density, low porosity and 15.2 % of linear shrinkage. But this sample showed the highest weight loss. (author)

  18. Direct imaging of structural heterogeneity of the melt-spun Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy

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    Sato, Kazuhisa, E-mail: ksato@imr.tohoku.ac.jp; Takenaka, Kana; Makino, Akihiro [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Hirotsu, Yoshihiko [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Ibaraki 567-0047 (Japan)

    2015-06-15

    A structural heterogeneity of the melt-spun Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy has been studied by spherical aberration (C{sub s}) corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Hollow-cone illumination imaging revealed that the density of coherent scattering regions in the as-quenched Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy is much higher than that in the Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} bulk metallic glass. According to the C{sub s}-corrected TEM, crystalline atomic clusters, typically of ∼1 nm in diameter, are densely distributed in an amorphous matrix of Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy. Observation of four-fold and six-fold atomic arrangements of these clusters implies existence of Fe clusters with the body centered cubic structure. These Fe clusters must be responsible for the formation of ultrahigh-density α-Fe nanocrystals produced by post-annealing.

  19. Alternative method for impurities content determination in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 4}C; Metodo alternativo para a determinacao de alguns contaminantes em Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 4}C

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    Silva, Ieda S.; Gennari, Roseli F. [Centro Tecnologico da Marinha em Sao Paulo (CTMSP), SP (Brazil). Lab. de Caracterizacao Quimica

    2000-07-01

    The compound AL{sub 2} O{sub 3}-B{sub 4} C is used in PWR reactors (Pressurized Water Reactor) as burn poison. Its function is to control the reaction rate in nucleus during reactor operation. The boron is the dispersed neutrons absorption material in alumina matrix. Once the poisons burn are fundamental for a regular, safety and constant operation, in the PWR reactor cycle beginning, the impurities content must be accurately controlled. The ASTM norm C809 states as standard methodology, for impurity determination, the direct current arc optical emission spectrometry. In this work, a comparative study for chromium, iron, nickel and silicon determination was made. The studied samples were Al{sub 2} O{sub 3} (in the power or in sintered pellets form) and Al{sub 2} O{sub 3}-B{sub 4} C (in sintered pellet form), and using two instrumental techniques: Direct Current Arc Optical Emission Spectrometry (DCArc-OES) and X-rays Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF), looking for one alternative methodology for some impurities determination. With the obtained results it was possible to conclude that XRF can be used as alternative methodology for Cr, Fe, Ni and Si determination in Al{sub 2} O{sub 3} and/or Al{sub 2} O{sub 3}-B{sub 4} C samples. (author)

  20. Crystal structure and magnetization of a Co{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} single crystal

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    Kazak, N. V.; Platunov, M. S., E-mail: platunov@iph.krasn.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Ivanova, N. B. [Siberian Federal University (Russian Federation); Knyazev, Yu. V.; Bezmaternykh, L. N.; Eremin, E. V.; Vasil' ev, A. D.; Bayukov, O. A.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.; Velikanov, D. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Zubavichus, Ya. V. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

    2013-07-15

    The crystal structure and magnetic properties of Co{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6} single crystals are studied. Orthorhombic symmetry with space group Pnnm is detected at room temperature. The measurements of static magnetization and dynamic magnetic susceptibility reveal two magnetic anomalies at T{sub 1} = 33 K and T{sub 2} = 10 K and an easy-axis magnetic anisotropy. The effective magnetic moment indicates a high-spin state of the Co{sup 2+} ion. A spin-flop transition is found at low temperatures and H{sub sf} = 23 kOe. EXAFS spectra of the K-edge absorption of Co are recorded at various temperatures, the temperature-induced changes in the parameters of the local environment of cobalt are analyzed, and the effective Co-Co and Co-O distances are determined. The magnetic interactions in the crystal are analyzed in terms of an indirect coupling model.

  1. Order-disorder transition of vortex matter in Mg{sub 0.95}B{sub 2}

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    Oliveira, A.A.M. [Grupo de Supercondutividade e Magnetismo, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil)], E-mail: ana@df.ufscar.br; Sharma, P.A.; Hur, N.; Cheong, S-W. [Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, NJ (United States); Ortiz, W.A. [Grupo de Supercondutividade e Magnetismo, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil)

    2008-04-01

    Third-harmonic susceptibility has been employed to probe the order-disorder transition of vortex matter of a good-quality sample of MgB{sub 2} with random disorder. In the major part of the temperature interval, the measured boundary line can be adjusted by a power-law function, in accordance with theoretical models for the melting of the ordered phase of a 3D vortex-glass. For larger temperatures, however, thermally-induced depinning anticipates disorder, which is also predictable for the vortex matter behavior of a clean system with small amounts of randomly distributed disorder, as is the case of the Mg{sub 0.95}B{sub 2} sample studied here.

  2. Analyzing B{sub s} - anti B{sub s} mixing. Non-perturbative contributions to bag parameters from sum rules

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    Mannel, T. [Siegen Univ. (Germany). FB 7, Theoretische Physik; Pecjak, B.D. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Pivovarov, A.A. [Siegen Univ. (Germany). FB 7, Theoretische Physik]|[Russian Academy of Sciecnes, Moscow (Russian Federation). Inst. for Nuclear Research

    2007-03-15

    We use QCD sum rules to compute matrix elements of the {delta}B=2 operators appearing in the heavy-quark expansion of the width difference of the B{sub s} mass eigenstates. Our analysis includes the leading-order operators Q and Q{sub S}, as well as the subleading operators R{sub 2} and R{sub 3}, which appear at next-to-leading order in the 1/m{sub b} expansion. We conclude that the violation of the factorization approximation for these matrix elements due to non-perturbative vacuum condensates is as low as 1-2%. (orig.)

  3. Electronic structure, Fermi surface and optical properties of metallic compound Be{sub 8}(B{sub 48})B{sub 2}

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    Reshak, A.H. [Institute of Complex Systems, FFPW, CENAKVA, University of South Bohemia in CB, Nove Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic); Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Azam, Sikander, E-mail: sikander.physicst@gmail.com [Institute of Complex Systems, FFPW, CENAKVA, University of South Bohemia in CB, Nove Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic); Alahmed, Z.A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Chyský, Jan [Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTU in Prague, Technicka 4, 166 07 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)

    2014-02-15

    The band structure, density of states, electronic charge density, Fermi surface and optical properties for B{sub 8}(Be{sub 48})B{sub 2} compound has been investigated in the support of density functional theory (DFT). The atomic positions of B{sub 8}(Be{sub 48})B{sub 2} compound were optimized by minimization of the forces acting on the atoms using the full potential linear augmented plane wave (FPLAPW) method. We have employed the local density approximation (LDA), generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and Engal-Vosko GGA (EVGGA) to indulgence the exchange correlation potential by solving Kohn–Sham equations. The result shows that the compound is metallic with sturdy hybridization near the Fermi energy level (E{sub F}). The density of states at Fermi energy, N(E{sub F}), is determined by the overlaping between B-p, B-s and Be-s states. This overlaping is strong enough indicating metallic origin with different values of N(E{sub F}). These values are 16.4, 16.27 and 14.89 states/eV, and the corresponding bare linear low-temperature electronic specific heat coefficient (γ) is found to be 2.84, 2.82 and 2.58 mJ/mol K{sup 2} for EVGGA, GGA and LDA respectively. There exists a strong hybridization between B-s and B-p states, also between B-s and Be-p states around the Fermi level. The Fermi surface is composed of three sheets. These sheets consist of set of holes and electrons. The bonding features of the compounds are analyzed using the electronic charge density in the (101 and −101) crystallographic planes and also the analyzing of charge density shows covalent bonding between B and B. The linear optical properties are also deliberated and discussed in particulars. - Highlights: • The compound is metallic. • The density of states at the Fermi energy is calculated. • The bare linear low-temperature electronic specific heat coefficient is obtained. • Fermi surface is composed of three sheets. • The bonding features are analyzed using the electronic

  4. Structure elucidation and toxicity analyses of the radiolytic products of aflatoxin B{sub 1} in methanol-water solution

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    Wang, Feng [Institute of Agro-food Science and Technology of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Key Opening Laboratory of Agricultural Products Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Agriculture, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 12th Zhongguancun South Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100081 (China); Xie, Fang [Institute of Agro-food Science and Technology of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Key Opening Laboratory of Agricultural Products Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Agriculture, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Xue, Xiaofeng [Bee Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1st Xiangshan North Ditch, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100093 (China); Wang, Zhidong; Fan, Bei [Institute of Agro-food Science and Technology of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Key Opening Laboratory of Agricultural Products Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Agriculture, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Ha, Yiming, E-mail: wxfay2011@hotmail.com [Institute of Agro-food Science and Technology of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China); Key Opening Laboratory of Agricultural Products Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Agriculture, 2nd Yuanmingyuan West Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100193 (China)

    2011-09-15

    Highlights: {yields} Radiolytic products of aflatoxin B{sub 1} were produced under gamma irradiation. {yields} Seven key radiolytic products were structure-elucidated. {yields} Free-radical species in radiolytic solution resulted in the formation of products. {yields} Based on the structure-activity relationship analysis, the toxicity of radiolytic products was significantly reduced compared with that of AFB{sub 1}. {yields} The addition reaction on furan ring double bond was the reason for the reduced toxicity. - Abstract: The identification of the radiolytic products of mycotoxins is a key issue in the feasibility study of gamma ray radiation detoxification. Methanol-water solution (60:40, v/v) spiked with aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}; 20 mg L{sup -1}) was irradiated with Co{sup 60} gamma ray to generate radiolytic products. Liquid chromatography-quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry was applied to identify the radiolytic products of AFB{sub 1}. Accurate mass and proposed molecular formulas with a high-matching property of more than 20 radiolytic products were obtained. Seven key radiolytic products were proposed based on the molecular formulas and tandem mass spectrometry spectra. The analyses of toxicity and formation pathways were proposed based on the structure of the radiolytic products. The addition reaction caused by the free-radical species in the methanol-water solution resulted in the formation of most radiolytic products. Based on the structure-activity relationship analysis, the toxicity of radiolytic products was significantly reduced compared with that of AFB{sub 1} because of the addition reaction that occurred on the double bond in the terminal furan ring. For this reason, gamma irradiation is deemed an effective tool for the detoxification of AFB{sub 1}.

  5. Flight to Mars and radiation defects in Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} and KTiOPO{sub 4} crystals

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    Grachev, V.; Malovichko, G.; Pankratov, V.; Rust, T. [Physics Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717 (United States); Burak, Ya. [Institute of Physical Optics, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine)

    2007-03-15

    Solar, space, laser and nuclear reactor radiations lead to the appearance of defects in complex oxides and to inevitable performance degradation of devices based on these materials. Since many radiation defects are paramagnetic ones, the electron paramagnetic resonance, EPR is one of the most suitable method for their study. Results of optical and EPR study of defects in as grown and irradiated Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} and KTiOPO{sub 4} crystals are presented. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  6. B{sub K}-parameter from N{sub f}=2 twisted mass lattice QCD

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    Constantinou, M. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Dimopoulos, P. [Roma Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Frezzotti, R. [Roma ' ' Tor Vergata' ' Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; INFN, Rome (IT). Dipt. di Fisica] (and others)

    2011-01-07

    We present an unquenched N{sub f} = 2 lattice computation of the B{sub K} parameter which controls K{sup 0}- anti K{sup 0} oscillations. A partially quenched setup is employed with two maximally twisted dynamical (sea) light Wilson quarks, and valence quarks of both the maximally twisted and the Osterwalder-Seiler variety. Suitable combinations of these two kinds of valence quarks lead to a lattice definition of the B{sub K} parameter which is both multiplicatively renormalizable and O(a) improved. Employing the non-perturbative RI-MOM scheme, in the continuum limit and at the physical value of the pion mass we get B{sup RGI}{sub K}=0.729{+-}0.030, a number well in line with the existing quenched and unquenched determinations. (orig.)

  7. Spin-polarized photoemission of Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20}

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    Xu, Y.B.; Walker, C.G.H.; Greig, D. [Department of Physics, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom); Seddon, E.A.; Kirkman, L.W.; Quinn, F.M. [Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire (United Kingdom); Matthew, J.A.D. [Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York (United Kingdom)

    1996-03-04

    The first spin-resolved photoemission experiment on an iron - boron amorphous alloy using a synchrotron source is presented. The experimental spin polarization of the d band of Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} has been compared with three theoretical predictions and found to be in best agreement with self-consistent spin-polarized calculations based on a supercell LMTO approach. The observed average spin polarization of the valence band is approximately twice that of 10 eV secondary electrons. Hysteresis loops for Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} determined from the 1 eV and 20 eV secondary-electron asymmetry are similar to those determined using the magnetooptic Kerr effect, but show a lower coercivity. The differences are attributed to a combination of different sampling depths of the two techniques and to the surface inhomogeneity of the sample. (author)

  8. Dipstick based immunochemiluminescence biosensor for the analysis of vitamin B{sub 12} in energy drinks: A novel approach

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    Selvakumar, L.S. [Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering Department, Central Food Technological Research Institute (a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR), Mysore 570020, Karnataka (India); Thakur, M.S., E-mail: msthakur@cftri.res.in [Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering Department, Central Food Technological Research Institute (a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR), Mysore 570020, Karnataka (India)

    2012-04-13

    Graphical abstract: (a) Schematic representation of immunochemiluminescence based dipstick technique for detection of vitamin B{sub 12}. (b) Enzymatic dephosphorylation of dioxetane by alkaline phosphatase. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dipstick based immunochemiluminescence biosensor proposed for vitamin B{sub 12} analysis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The limit of detection of vitamin B{sub 12} is 1 ng mL{sup -1} and applied in energy drinks. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Chemiluminescence generated was inversely proportional to vitamin B{sub 12} concentration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Chemiluminescence analytical procedure was compared with ELISA. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Alkaline phosphatase was stable chemiluminescent enzyme than Horse Radish Peroxidase. - Abstract: In this article, we describe a dipstick based immunochemiluminescence (immuno-CL) biosensor for the detection of vitamin B{sub 12} in energy drinks. The method is a direct competitive type format involving the immobilization of vitamin B{sub 12} antibody on nitrocellulose membrane (NC) followed by treatment with vitamin B{sub 12} and vitamin B{sub 12}-alkaline phosphatase conjugate to facilitate the competitive binding. The dipstick was further treated with substrate disodium 2-chloro-5-(4-methoxyspiro {l_brace}1,2-dioxetane-3,2 Cent-Sign -(5 Cent-Sign -chloro)tricyclo[3.3.1.13,7]decan{r_brace}-4-yl)-1-phenyl phosphate (CDP-Star) to generate chemiluminescence (CL). The number of photons generated was inversely proportional to the vitamin B{sub 12} concentration. After systematic optimization, the limit of detection was 1 ng mL{sup -1}. The coefficient of variation was below 0.2% for both intra- and inter-assay precision. Vitamin B{sub 12} was extracted from energy drinks with recovery ranged from 90 to 99.4%. Two different energy drinks samples were analyzed, and a good correlation was observed when the data were compared with a reference enzyme linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA

  9. Optical properties of B{sub x}N{sub y}C{sub z} monolayers

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    Azevedo, Sergio; Moraes, Fernando; Lima Bernardo, Bertulio de [Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Departamento de Fisica, Caixa Postal 5008, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil)

    2014-12-15

    We apply first-principles methods, based on the density functional theory, to investigate the optical properties of B{sub x}N{sub y}C{sub z} hybrid monolayers containing domains. It is observed that the energy structure of such compounds exhibits bound excitons in the near-infrared region. Moreover, such compounds present an extraordinary absorptive capacity in the visible spectrum, which makes them important candidates for future solar cells applications. (orig.)

  10. Thermodynamic properties and low-temperature X-ray diffraction of vitamin B{sub 3}

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    Knyazev, A.V., E-mail: knyazevav@gmail.com; Smirnova, N.N.; Shipilova, A.S.; Shushunov, A.N.; Gusarova, E.V; Knyazeva, S.S.

    2015-03-20

    Highlights: • Temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 3} has been measured by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. • The thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 3} have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 346 K. • The thermodynamic analysis of reactions involving nicotinic acid was made. • The low-temperature X-ray diffraction was used for the determination of coefficients of thermal expansion. - Abstract: In the present work temperature dependence of heat capacity of vitamin B{sub 3} (nicotinic acid) has been measured for the first time in the range from 5 to 346 K by precision adiabatic vacuum calorimetry. Based on the experimental data, the thermodynamic functions of the vitamin B{sub 3}, namely, the heat capacity, enthalpy H°(T) – H°(0), entropy S°(T) – S°(0) and Gibbs function G°(T) – H°(0) have been determined for the range from T → 0 to 343 K. The value of the fractal dimension D in the function of multifractal generalization of Debye’s theory of the heat capacity of solids was estimated and the character of heterodynamics of structure was detected. The thermodynamic parameters Δ{sub f}S°, Δ{sub f}G° at T = 298.15 K and p = 0.1 MPa have been calculated. The thermodynamic analysis of reactions involving nicotinic acid was made. The low-temperature X-ray diffraction was used for the determination of coefficients of thermal expansion.

  11. Absorption and transport of radioactive /sup 57/Co-vitamin B/sub 12/ in experimental giardiasis in rats

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    Deka, N.C.; Sehgal, A.K.; Chnuttani, P.N. (Post-Graduate Inst. of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (India))

    1981-11-01

    Giardiasis was produced in weanling albino rats by feeding suspension of Giardia lamblia cysts isolated from human stool. Experiments were carried out to assess the absorption and transport through intestinal wall of /sup 57/Co-vitamin B/sub 12/ in these rats. The results showed a significant impairment of the absorption of the vitamin in the rats with experimental giardiasis. However, the transport of the vitamin B/sub 12/ was unimpaired.

  12. Effect of superconductivity on spin dynamics in (Y/sub 1-x/Re/sub x/)Rh/sub 4/B/sub 4/

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    Kumagai, K.; Fradin, F.Y.

    1982-01-01

    An adiabatic field-cycle method has been used to study spin dynamics of RE ions in (Y/sub 1-x/RE/sub x/)Rh/sub 4/B/sub 4/. Longitudinal dipolar fluctuations of RE moments are found to be the main source of the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation time of /sup 11/B. The variation of T/sub 1/ in the superconducting state is attributed to the reduction of the electronic spin-relaxation time, tau/sub m/, which is mainly determined by the RKKY type interaction mediated by the conduction electrons. 3 figures.

  13. Storage mechanism and OSL-readout possibility of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Mn (TLD-800)

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    Danilkin, M., E-mail: danilkin@ut.e [Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu (Estonia); Jaek, I.; Kerikmaee, M.; Lust, A.; Maendar, H.; Pung, L.; Ratas, A.; Seeman, V. [Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu (Estonia); Klimonsky, S.; Kuznetsov, V. [Faculty of Natural Sciences, D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Miusskaya Square 9, 125047 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2010-03-15

    Thermoluminescence, dose dependences, and EPR of Mn-doped lithium tetraborate are studied. Mn is shown not to change a charge state during energy storage and release. Mn{sup 2+} amount decreases only at very high doses. The amount of Mn{sup 2+} depends on the sintering temperature and increases with temperature increase due to reduction of Mn from a higher oxidation state. X-irradiation creates optical absorption bands in Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Mn. Optical stimulation in the UV band is effective for OSL-readout and destroys dosimetric TL peaks. The model of energy storage and release is discussed.

  14. The new silver borate Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}

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    Sohr, Gerhard; Falkowski, Viktoria; Huppertz, Hubert, E-mail: hubert.huppertz@uibk.ac.at

    2015-05-15

    Single crystals of Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9} were obtained via high-pressure synthesis at 3 GPa and 600 °C, using a Walker-type multianvil high-pressure device. Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9} crystalizes with a=674.7(2), b=943.5(2), c=1103.5(2) pm, V=0.7025(2) nm{sup 3}, and Z=4 in the noncentrosymmetric space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} (no. 19). The orthorhombic structure was refined from 3740 independent reflections with R1=0.0496 and wR2=0.587 (all data). It is built up from infinite corner-sharing chains of BO{sub 4} tetrahedra along the a axis, which are interconnected by BO{sub 3} groups to form a network. In the structure, three crystallographically independent sites are occupied with Ag{sup +} cations exhibiting argentophillic interactions. The synthetic conditions as well as the results of the single crystal structure analysis are presented. - Graphical abstract: Noncentrosymmetric silver borate: During investigations in the system Ag–B–O, a new noncentrosymmetric silver borate Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9} was discovered. The new structure type is built up from corner-sharing BO{sub 3} and BO{sub 4} groups, forming a network. Argentophillic interactions are clearly indicated by the Ag{sup +}⋯Ag{sup +} distances present in the structure. - Highlights: • A noncentrosymmetric borate Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9} is accessible via high-pressure synthesis. • Ag{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 9} is the second high-pressure silver borate. • Ag{sup +}⋯Ag{sup +} distances in Ag3B5O9 clearly indicate the presence of argentophillic interactions.

  15. Structure and photoluminescence properties of Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+},Tb{sup 3+} phosphors for solid-state lighting application

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    Wen, Dawei; Yang, Hui; Yang, Guanhui; Shi, Jianxin, E-mail: cessjx@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Wu, Mingmei, E-mail: ceswmm@mail.sysu.edu.cn; Su, Qiang

    2014-05-01

    Novel phosphors of Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+} and Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+},Tb{sup 3+} were synthesized by a solid-state process and characterized with X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence (PL), PL excitation (PLE), and fluorescence decay time. The relationship between the observed Ce{sup 3+} emission properties and the crystal structure of Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} is built and the result shows that Ce{sup 3+} ions occupy two non-equivalent Y{sup 3+} sites in the host. The codoping of Tb{sup 3+} in Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+} can tune the emitting colour from blue to green and increase the luminescence quantum efficiency to 75.2% by the energy transfer of Ce{sup 3+}→Tb{sup 3+}. The energy transfer processes of Ce{sup 3+}–Ce{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 3+}–Tb{sup 3+} are analysed and determined to be electric dipole–dipole and dipole–quadrupole, respectively. The broad PLE spectra of Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+} and Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+},Tb{sup 3+} are well matched with the emission from near UV LED chips, which indicates that they are promising blue and green phosphors for phosphor-converted white LEDs. - Graphical abstract: Colour-tunable phosphors Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+},Tb{sup 3+} with optimal quantum yield of 75.2% are synthesized and the phosphors can be served as n-UV pumped materials for LEDs. - Highlights: • Green phosphor Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Ce{sup 3+},Tb{sup 3+} with quantum efficiency of 75.2% for n-UV application is synthesized. • The site occupation of Ce{sup 3+} in Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} is investigated with the crystal structure and photoluminescence spectra. • The energy transfer of Ce{sup 3+}–Ce{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 3+}–Tb{sup 3+}, which is responsible to the tunable emitting colour of the phosphor, is demonstrated and the mechanism is studied.

  16. A novel high color purity blue-emitting phosphor: CaBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Tm{sup 3+}

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    Li, Jiangong, E-mail: lijiangong01@gmail.com [Department of Electronic Science and Engineering, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian 463000 (China); Yan, Huifang [Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian 463000 (China); Yan, Fengmei [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian 463000 (China)

    2016-07-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • A series of Tm{sup 3+}-doped CaBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} blue-emitting phosphors were prepared. • The optimum doping content of Tm{sup 3+} ions was found. • The critical distance and concentration quenching mechanism was discussed. • The color purity of as prepared sample was analyzed and compared. - Abstract: A series of Tm{sup 3+}-doped CaBi{sub 2−x}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:xTm{sup 3+} (0.02 ≤ x ≤ 0.12) blue-emitting phosphors with high color purity were prepared by solid-state reaction method. The crystal structure and luminescence properties of the as-prepared phosphors were studied. This phosphor shows a satisfactory blue performance (peak at 453 nm) due to the {sup 1}D{sub 2} → {sup 3}F{sub 4} transition of Tm{sup 3+} excited by 357 nm light. Investigation of Tm{sup 3+} content dependent emission spectra indicates that x = 0.04 is the optimum doping content of Tm{sup 3+} ions in the CaBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} host. The critical distance and the concentration quenching mechanism were also investigated. In particular, the color purity of as prepared sample was analyzed and the result shows that the color purity of CaBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Tm{sup 3+} is higher than the commercial blue phosphor BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+} (BAM:Eu{sup 2+}) and the latest reported Tm{sup 3+} doped blue phosphors. The present work suggests that the CaBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Tm{sup 3+} phosphor is a potential blue-emitting candidate for the application in the near-UV WLEDs.

  17. Atomic layer deposition of boron-containing films using B{sub 2}F{sub 4}

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    Mane, Anil U., E-mail: amane@anl.gov; Elam, Jeffrey W. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60126 (United States); Goldberg, Alexander; Halls, Mathew D. [Schrödinger, Inc., San Diego, California 92122 (United States); Seidel, Thomas E. [Seitek50, Palm Coast, Florida 32135 (United States); Current, Michael I. [Current Scientific, San Jose, California 95124 (United States); Despres, Joseph; Byl, Oleg; Tang, Ying; Sweeney, Joseph [Entegris, Danbury, Connecticut 06810 (United States)

    2016-01-15

    Ultrathin and conformal boron-containing atomic layer deposition (ALD) films could be used as a shallow dopant source for advanced transistor structures in microelectronics manufacturing. With this application in mind, diboron tetrafluoride (B{sub 2}F{sub 4}) was explored as an ALD precursor for the deposition of boron containing films. Density functional theory simulations for nucleation on silicon (100) surfaces indicated better reactivity of B{sub 2}F{sub 4} in comparison to BF{sub 3}. Quartz crystal microbalance experiments exhibited growth using either B{sub 2}F{sub 4}-H{sub 2}O for B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ALD, or B{sub 2}F{sub 4}-disilane (Si{sub 2}H{sub 6}) for B ALD, but in both cases, the initial growth per cycle was quite low (≤0.2 Å/cycle) and decreased to near zero growth after 8–30 ALD cycles. However, alternating between B{sub 2}F{sub 4}-H{sub 2}O and trimethyl aluminum (TMA)-H{sub 2}O ALD cycles resulted in sustained growth at ∼0.65 Å/cycle, suggesting that the dense –OH surface termination produced by the TMA-H{sub 2}O combination enhances the uptake of B{sub 2}F{sub 4} precursor. The resultant boron containing films were analyzed for composition by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and capacitance measurements indicated an insulating characteristic. Finally, diffused boron profiles less than 100 Å were obtained after rapid thermal anneal of the boron containing ALD film.

  18. A metastable hard magnetic phase in the crystallization process of the Fe{sub 75}Si{sub 11}B{sub 10}Nb{sub 3}Sn{sub 1} alloy

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    Cremaschi, V.; Arcondo, B. [Universidad de Buenos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria (Argentina); Vazquez, M. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, RENFE-UCM, Laboratorio Salvador Velayos (Spain); Sirkin, H. [Universidad de Buenos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria (Argentina)

    1999-11-15

    A very interesting characteristic of FeSiB based amorphous alloys is its soft magnetic behavior. Most of these alloys remains soft along the crystallization process up to the nucleation of the iron borides. Examples of this are the widely studied Finemet and the FeSiBSn. In this work the crystallization of Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 11}B{sub 10}Nb{sub 3} and Fe{sub 75}Si{sub 11}B{sub 10}Nb{sub 3}Sn{sub 1} is studied by means of X-ray diffraction, Moessbauer spectroscopy and coercive magnetic field measurements after one hour isothermal annealing at different temperatures. In the crystallization process of the latter alloy a hard magnetic phase appeared when the samples were annealed above 773 K. The soft magnetic behavior was recovered after annealing at 873 K. The hyperfine parameters as well as the X-ray diffraction patterns are reported.

  19. Surface magnetic properties of Co{sub 69}Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 15}B{sub 12} when DC and AC currents flow through the ribbon

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    Fal-Miyar, Vanessa [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s.n., 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Kurlyandskaya, Galina V. [Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV-EHU, Dpto. Electricidad y Electronica, Apdo. 644, 48080, Bilbao (Spain); Garcia, Jose A. [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s.n., 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Elbaile, Laura [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s.n., 33007, Oviedo (Spain)]. E-mail: elbaile@uniovi.es; Crespo, Rosario D. [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s.n., 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Tejedor, Marcos [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s.n., 33007, Oviedo (Spain)

    2006-09-15

    Surface magnetic properties of Co{sub 69}Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 15}B{sub 12} amorphous ribbons with longitudinal and transverse anisotropies when an electrical current flows through the ribbons has been studied. Observations were performed by the transverse magnetooptical Kerr effect. A DC electrical current caused a shift of the transverse hysteresis loop and AC current produced an increase of the coercive field.

  20. Effect of quenching rate on spin texture in amorphous Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloys

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    Kane, S.N. [Devi Ahilya Univ., Indore (India). Sch. of Phys.; Bhagat, N. [Inter-University Consortium for DAEF, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore (India); Gupta, A. [Inter-University Consortium for DAEF, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore (India); Varga, L.K. [MTA KFKI Research Institute for Solid State Physics, P.O. Box 49, H-1525, Budapest (Hungary)

    1997-03-01

    X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer spectroscopy have been used to study the structural changes in amorphous Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} as a function of quenching rate from the melt. Variation in quenching rates influences mainly the quenched-in free volume and the internal stresses, which in turn affects the spin texture and the magnetic properties of the ribbons. (orig.).

  1. Use of vitamin B/sub 12/ radioassay in the analysis of biological materials, mainly of foods

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    Kralova, B.; Rauch, P.; Cerna, J. (Inst. of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czechoslovakia). Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology; Research Inst. of Food Industry, Prague (Czechoslovakia))

    1982-01-01

    Vitamin B/sub 12/ was determined in biological materials by three basically different methods: microbiological assay with Lactobacillus leichmannii, microbiological assay with Escherichia coli and radioassay. The method with E. coli has a relatively low sensitivity to vitamin B/sub 12/ and in some cases of vitamin B/sub 12/ determination in microbial materials it can be used only after a separation of the interfering substances by gel chromatography. The procedure is suitable for orientational determinations of vitamin B/sub 12/ because it is very little affected by external factors. The assay with L. leichmannii is universal owing to its high specifity and sensitivity to vitamin B/sub 12/. The main disadvantage of the latter procedure depends on the high requirements for a clean atmosphere which can be maintained in laboratories in industrial areas only with difficulties. These limitations do not apply to the quick and sensitive radioassay. The radioassay can be used after a suitable adjustment of the working procedure for large series of analyses of biological materials without any preliminary separational techniques.

  2. Crystal structure and physical properties of the new ternary compound MgNi{sub 7}B{sub 3}

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    Liao, C.Z. [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals and New Processing Technology of Materials, Ministry of Education, Guangxi University, Nanning Guangxi 530004 (China); National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Dong, C., E-mail: chengdon@iphy.ac.c [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Zeng, L.M. [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals and New Processing Technology of Materials, Ministry of Education, Guangxi University, Nanning Guangxi 530004 (China); He, B. [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000 (China); Cao, W.H. [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals and New Processing Technology of Materials, Ministry of Education, Guangxi University, Nanning Guangxi 530004 (China); National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Yang, L.H. [National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2010-03-18

    A new compound MgNi{sub 7}B{sub 3} in the Mg-Ni-B ternary system was prepared by solid state reaction and its crystal structure was determined using X-ray powder diffraction data. The MgNi{sub 7}B{sub 3} compound crystallizes with ErNi{sub 7}B{sub 3} structure type (space group I4{sub 1}/amd, a = 7.4877(2) A, c = 15.4879(4) A, Z = 8.), and the Rietveld refinement of the crystal structure was performed which gave R{sub wp} = 7.02%, R{sub p} = 4.96%. The MgNi{sub 7}B{sub 3} sample was characterized by magnetization and electric resistivity measurements. MgNi{sub 7}B{sub 3} exhibits metallic behavior in the temperature range from 5 to 300 K and shows spin-glass-like behavior at low temperature with the spin freezing temperature (T{sub f}) around 13 K.

  3. Measurement of the flavour-specific CP-violating asymmetry a{sub sl}{sup s} in B{sub s}{sup 0} decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Andrews, J.E. [University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); and others

    2014-01-20

    The CP-violating asymmetry a{sub sl}{sup s} is studied using semileptonic decays of B{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sup ¯}{sub s}{sup 0} mesons produced in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC, exploiting a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1}. The reconstructed final states are D{sub s}{sup ±}μ{sup ∓}, with the D{sub s}{sup ±} particle decaying in the ϕπ{sup ±} mode. The D{sub s}{sup ±}μ{sup ∓} yields are summed over B{sup ¯}{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sub s}{sup 0} initial states, and integrated with respect to decay time. Data-driven methods are used to measure efficiency ratios. We obtain a{sub sl}{sup s}=(−0.06±0.50±0.36)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.

  4. Pair-breaking and magnetic ordering in the pseudo-quaternary intermetallic series (Y,Gd)Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    El Massalami, M.; Budko, S.L.; Giordanengo, B.; Fontes, M.B.; Mondragon, J.C.; Baggio-Saitovitch, E.M. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Sulpice, A. [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 38 - Grenoble (France). Centre de Recherches sur les Tres Basses Temperatures

    1995-06-01

    Alloying influences on the superconducting and magnetic properties of the (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 1-x})Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C series are studied. For x < 0.25, T{sub c} is degraded linearly with x as expected from the theory of Abrikosov-Gorkov. Magnetization and magnetoresistivity measurements for x = 0.22 show that the magnetic saturation is attained only for fields as high as 80 kOe implying that even for such a low Gd concentration, antiferromagnetic couplings are quite strong. On the other hand, the magnetic dilution in the Heisenberg antiferromagnet GdNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C causes a linear depression of the magnetic ordering temperatures as expected from molecular field theory. The abrupt quench of superconductivity for x > 0.25 and the coexistence of superconductivity with long-range antiferromagnetic order for 0.1 < x < 0.25 are discussed. (orig.) 21 refs.

  5. Preparation and characterization of zinc-exchanged montmorillonite and its effectiveness as aflatoxin B{sub 1} adsorbent

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    Dakovic, Aleksandra, E-mail: a.dakovic@itnms.ac.rs [Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Franche d' Epere 86, P.O. Box 390, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Kragovic, Milan [Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Franche d' Epere 86, P.O. Box 390, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Rottinghaus, George E. [Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Ledoux, David R.; Butkeraitis, Paula [Department of Animal Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-5300 (United States); Vojislavljevic, Dubravka Z. [Department of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 158, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Zaric, Snezana D. [Department of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 158, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874 Doha (Qatar); Stamenic, Ljubisav [The Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2012-11-15

    A zinc-exchanged montmorillonite (Zn-MONT) was prepared from a natural montmorillonite (MONT) and the adsorption of aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) was investigated at pH 3 and 7. Characterization of Zn-MONT was done by determination of chemical composition, the point of the zero charge (pH{sub pzc}), thermal (DTA/TGA/DTG) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) analysis. Adsorption of AFB{sub 1} (C{sub 0} = 4 ppm) by Zn-MONT, at different solid/liquid ratios (10, 1 and 0.5 g L{sup -1}), at pH 3 or 7, showed that its adsorption was high (over 96%) and independent of pH, similar to MONT. No desorption of AFB{sub 1} from MONT-AFB{sub 1} and Zn-MONT-AFB{sub 1} complexes occurred at pH 6.5, suggesting strong binding of AFB{sub 1} by both adsorbents. Furthermore, AFB{sub 1} adsorption by Zn-MONT followed a non-linear (Langmuir) type of isotherm at pH 3 with a calculated maximum capacity of 60.17 mg g{sup -1}. The stability of MONT-AFB{sub 1} and Zn-MONT-AFB{sub 1} complexes was evaluated by calculating the binding energies between AFB{sub 1} and metal cations using quantum chemical methods. The evaluated interaction energies of AFB{sub 1} with hydrated Zn{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, and Ca{sup 2+} cations showed that the strongest interaction was the interaction of the Zn{sup 2+} system, -70.2 kcal mol{sup -1}, whereas energies for Mg{sup 2} and Ca{sup 2+} systems were -68.8 and -62.9 kcal mol{sup -1}, respectively. The results indicate that Zn-MONT can be suitable for potential practical application as both, an antibacterial and an aflatoxin binding agent. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adsorption of aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) by zinc modified montmorillonite (Zn-MONT) was studied at pH 3 and 7. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Presence of zinc in the interlamellar space of MONT increased adsorption of AFB{sub 1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The binding energies between AFB{sub 1} and metal cations were calculated using quantum chemical methods. Black

  6. Milling condition effects on the Nd{sub 15} Fe{sub 77} B{sub 8} powder magnetic properties; Efeito das condicoes de moagem sobre as propriedades magneticas de po de Nd{sub 15} Fe{sub 77} B{sub 8}

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    Landgraf, Fernando J.G.; Missell, Frank P

    1992-12-31

    As a result of the first part of a study of the development of permanent magnets, an investigation of the effect of milling on the magnetic properties of the alloy Nd{sub 15} Fe{sub 77} B{sub 8} showed differences in efficiency between ball milling and vibration milling, as well as a dependence of the intrinsic coercive field on particle size. The maximum value of the coercive field was obtained for a particle size of 1.7 {mu}m in samples compacted without magnetic orientation. (author) 9 refs., 4 figs.

  7. Predictions for the anti B{sup 0} → anti K{sup *0} X(YZ) and anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → φ X(YZ) with X(4160), Y(3940), Z(3930)

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    Liang, Wei-Hong [Guangxi Normal University, Department of Physics, Guilin (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou (China); Molina, R.; Doering, M. [The George Washington University, Washington, DC (United States); Xie, Ju-Jun [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou (China); Institute of Modern Physics of CAS and Lanzhou University, Research Center for Hadron and CSR Physics, Lanzhou (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China); Oset, E. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou (China); Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia-CSIC Institutos de Investigacion de Paterna, Departamento de Fisica Teorica y IFIC, Valencia (Spain)

    2015-05-15

    We investigate the decay of anti B{sup 0} → anti K{sup *0}R and anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → φR with R being the X(4160), Y(3940), Z(3930) resonances. Under the assumption that these states are dynamically generated from the vector-vector interaction, as has been concluded from several theoretical studies, we use a reaction mechanism of quark production at the elementary level, followed by hadronization of one final q anti q pair into two vectors and posterior final state interaction of this pair of vector mesons to produce the resonances. With this procedure we are able to predict five ratios for these decays, which are closely linked to the dynamical nature of these states, and also predict the order of magnitude of the branching ratios which we find of the order of 10{sup -4}, well within the present measurable range. In order to further test the dynamical nature of these resonances we study the anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → φ D* anti D* and anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → φ D{sub s}{sup *} anti D{sub s}{sup *} decays close to the D* anti D* and D{sub s}{sup *} anti D{sub s}{sup *} thresholds and make predictions for the ratio of the mass distributions in these decays and the anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → φR decay widths. The measurement of these decays rates can help unravel the nature of these resonances. (orig.)

  8. Measurement of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -} lifetime

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adametz, A. [Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); and others

    2012-10-02

    A precise determination of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -} lifetime can be used to constrain contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model in the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson system. Conventional approaches select B meson decay products that are significantly displaced from the B meson production vertex. As a consequence, B mesons with low decay times are suppressed, introducing a bias to the decay time spectrum which must be corrected. This analysis uses a technique that explicitly avoids a lifetime bias by using a neural network based trigger and event selection. Using 1.0 fb{sup -1} of data recorded by the LHCb experiment, the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -} lifetime is measured as 1.455{+-}0.046(stat.){+-}0.006(syst.)ps.

  9. Recent progress in high B{sub s} Fe-based nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys

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    Ohta, M; Yoshizawa, Y, E-mail: motoki_ohta@hitachi-metals.co.jp [Hitachi Metals Ltd., 2-15-17 Egawa, Shimamoto Osaka, 961-0013 (Japan)

    2011-02-16

    High saturation magnetic flux density (high-B{sub s}) alloy has been developed in an Fe-based nanocrystalline alloy system. A nanocrystalline phase with an average grain size of about 20 nm is obtained by annealing Cu-substituted and/or Cu-and-Si-complex-substituted Fe-B amorphous alloys. The alloy exhibits low coercivity of less than 7 A m{sup -1} and a high B{sub s} of more than 1.8 T. The iron loss at 50 Hz and 1.6 T for a toroidal core made of Fe{sub 80.5}Cu{sub 1.5}Si{sub 4}B{sub 14} nanocrystalline alloy is 0.46 W kg{sup -1}, which is about 2/3 of that of grain-oriented Si steel. Moreover, the iron loss at 10 kHz and 0.2 T for a wound core made of this alloy is 7.5 W kg{sup -1}, which is about 25% of that of non-grain-oriented Si steel and about 60% of that of an Fe-based amorphous alloy. In addition, the cut cores made of the alloy show good superimposed dc-current characteristics and appear promising in applications such as power choke coils (at the high-frequency region).

  10. B{sub s}{sup 0}–B{sup -bar}{sub s}{sup 0} mixing within minimal flavor-violating two-Higgs-doublet models

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    Chang, Qin [Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Henan Normal University, 453007, Xinxiang, Henan, People’s Republic of (China); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of (China); Li, Pei-Fu [Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Henan Normal University, 453007, Xinxiang, Henan, People’s Republic of (China); Li, Xin-Qiang, E-mail: xqli@itp.ac.cn [Institute of Particle Physics and Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE), Central China Normal University, 430079, Wuhan, Hubei, People’s Republic of (China); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of (China)

    2015-12-15

    In the “Higgs basis” for a generic 2HDM, only one scalar doublet gets a nonzero vacuum expectation value and, under the criterion of minimal flavor violation, the other one is fixed to be either color-singlet or color-octet, which are named as the type-III and type-C models, respectively. In this paper, the charged-Higgs effects of these two models on B{sub s}{sup 0}–B{sup -bar}{sub s}{sup 0} mixing are studied. First of all, we perform a complete one-loop computation of the electro-weak corrections to the amplitudes of B{sub s}{sup 0}–B{sup -bar}{sub s}{sup 0} mixing. Together with the up-to-date experimental measurements, a detailed phenomenological analysis is then performed in the cases of both real and complex Yukawa couplings of charged scalars to quarks. The spaces of model parameters allowed by the current experimental data on B{sub s}{sup 0}–B{sup -bar}{sub s}{sup 0} mixing are obtained and the differences between type-III and type-C models are investigated, which is helpful to distinguish between these two models.

  11. Preparation and characterization of B{sub 4}C coatings for advanced research light sources

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    Störmer, Michael, E-mail: michael.stoermer@hzg.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Max-Planck-Strasse 1, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany); Siewert, Frank [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Sinn, Harald [European XFEL GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 19, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

    2016-01-01

    The challenging specifications for long X-ray mirrors for upcoming free-electron lasers can be achieved, especially for maintaining below 2 nm peak-to-valley shape error along the optical aperture of approximately 1 m-long mirrors. X-ray optical elements are required for beam transport at the current and upcoming free-electron lasers and synchrotron sources. An X-ray mirror is a combination of a substrate and a coating. The demand for large mirrors with single layers consisting of light or heavy elements has increased during the last few decades; surface finishing technology is currently able to process mirror lengths up to 1 m with microroughness at the sub-nanometre level. Additionally, thin-film fabrication is able to deposit a suitable single-layer material, such as boron carbide (B{sub 4}C), some tens of nanometres thick. After deposition, the mirror should provide excellent X-ray optical properties with respect to coating thickness errors, microroughness values and slope errors; thereby enabling the mirror to transport the X-ray beam with high reflectivity, high beam flux and an undistorted wavefront to an experimental station. At the European XFEL, the technical specifications of the future mirrors are extraordinarily challenging. The acceptable shape error of the mirrors is below 2 nm along the whole length of 1 m. At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), amorphous layers of boron carbide with thicknesses in the range 30–60 nm were fabricated using the HZG sputtering facility, which is able to cover areas up to 1500 mm long by 120 mm wide in one step using rectangular B{sub 4}C sputtering targets. The available deposition area is suitable for the specified X-ray mirror dimensions of upcoming advanced research light sources such as the European XFEL. The coatings produced were investigated by means of X-ray reflectometry and interference microscopy. The experimental results for the B{sub 4}C layers are discussed according to thickness uniformity, density

  12. Continuum limit of the leading order HQET form factor in B{sub s}→Klν decays

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    Bahr, Felix; Banerjee, Debasish; Koren, Mateusz; Simma, Hubert; Sommer, Rainer [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Bernardoni, Fabio [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany). Medizinische Fakultaet ' ' Carl Gustav Carus' ' ; Joseph, Anosh [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP); Collaboration: ALPHA Collaboration

    2016-01-15

    We discuss the computation of form factors for semi-leptonic decays of B-, B{sub s}- mesons in lattice QCD. Considering in particular the example of the static B{sub s} form factors we demonstrate that after non-perturbative renormalization the continuum limit can be taken with confidence. The resulting precision is of interest for extractions of V{sub ub}. The size of the corrections of order 1/m{sub b} is just estimated at present but it is expected that their inclusion does not pose significant difficulties.

  13. Measurement of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -} lifetime

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Arrabito, L. [CC-IN2P3, CNRS/IN2P3, Lyon-Villeurbanne (France); and others

    2012-02-01

    A measurement of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -} lifetime is presented using approximately 37 pb{sup -1} of data collected by LHCb during 2010. This quantity can be used to put constraints on contributions from processes beyond the Standard Model in the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson system and is determined by two complementary approaches as {tau}{sub KK}=1.440{+-}0.096 (stat){+-}0.008 (syst){+-}0.003 (model) ps.

  14. Potentialities of the LHCb experiment for the discovery of the physics beyond the standard model in the B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sub S}{sup 0} decay; Etude du potentiel de l'experience LHCb pour la decouverte de physique au-dela du modele standard dans la desintegration B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sub S}{sup 0}

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    Viaud, B

    2003-10-01

    The Standard Model predicts the same time-dependant CP asymmetry in both B{sub d}{sup 0} -> J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0} and B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sub S}{sup 0} decays. This asymmetry is proportional to sin(2*{beta}). Any difference between the CP asymmetries measured in these 2 channels would indicate the presence of new phenomena beyond the Standard Model. We study the sensitivity of the LHCb experiment to this effect. To that end, we estimate the statistical error on the measurement of sin(2*{beta}) in the B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sub S}{sup 0} channel by LHCb. We do that with the LHCb classic detector, and then with the re-optimized detector. The number of simulated background events is too small with respect to the annual statistics to obtain precise evaluations. We developed several methods to improve these evaluations. In the most optimistic case, we predict that sin(2*{beta}) would be measured in the LHCb classic configuration with a statistical error equal to 0.56. With the re-optimized detector, this error is further improved: 0.29. (author)

  15. Dielectric and microwave properties of ZrO{sub 2} doped CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites

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    He Ming, E-mail: heming_mail@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Film and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China) and Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Chengdu Electromechanical College, Chengdu (China); Zhang Shuren; Zhou Xiaohua; Li Bo; Wan Jing [State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Film and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China)

    2011-03-17

    Research highlights: > In this study, we examine the ZrO{sub 2} as the sintering aid which can improve the sintering and dielectric properties. > We study the resultant dielectric and microwave properties at different sintering temperatures. > The CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites were synthesized by solid-phase method using (Ca(OH){sub 2}), silicic acid (H{sub 2}SiO{sub 3}) and H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} as source materials with 0.3, 0.5 and 1.0 wt% of ZrO{sub 2}. - Abstract: The behavior of dielectric and microwave properties against sintering temperature has been carried out on CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites with ZrO{sub 2} addition. The results indicated that ZrO{sub 2} addition was advantageous to improve the dielectric and microwave properties. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns show that the major crystalline {beta}-CaSiO{sub 3} and a little SiO{sub 2} phase existed at the temperature ranging from 950 {sup o}C to 1050 {sup o}C. At 0.5 wt% ZrO{sub 2}, CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites sintered at 1000 {sup o}C possess good dielectric properties: {epsilon}{sub r} = 5.85, tan {delta} = 1.59 x 10{sup -4} (1 MHz) and excellent microwave properties: {epsilon}{sub r} = 5.52, Q . f = 28,487 GHz (11.11 GHz). The permittivity of Zr-doped CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites exhibited very little temperature dependence, which was less than {+-}2% over the temperature range of -50 to 150 {sup o}C. Moreover, the ZrO{sub 2}-doped CaO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic matrix composites have low permittivity below 5.5 over a wide frequency range from 20 Hz to 1 MHz.

  16. Thermal treatment of the Fe{sub 78} Si{sub 9} B{sub 13} alloy and the analysis of it magnetic properties through Moessbauer spectroscopy and Positronium annihilation; Tratamiento termico de la aleacion Fe{sub 78} Si{sub 9} B{sub 13} y el analisis de sus propiedades magneticas mediante Espectroscopia de Moessbauer y Aniquilacion de positronio

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    Lopez M, A

    2005-07-01

    The present work is divided in five chapters. In the first one a general vision of the amorphous alloys is given from antecedents, structure, obtaining methods, properties and problems that at the moment, focusing us in a certain moment to the iron base alloys and the anomalous problem of hardness that it presents the alloy Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} like previously mention us. The second chapter tries on the basic theory of the techniques of Moessbauer spectroscopy and Positron Annihilation spectroscopy, used for the characterization of our alloy as well as the complementary technique of X-ray diffraction (XRD) to observe that the amorphous phase was even studying. The third chapter describes the experimental conditions that were used to study the alloy Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} in each one of their thermal treatments. In the fourth chapter the obtained results and their discussion are presented. In the fifth chapter the conclusions to which were arrived after analyzing the results are presented. (Author)

  17. Sintered Cr/Pt and Ni/Au ohmic contacts to B{sub 12}P{sub 2}

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    Frye, Clint D., E-mail: frye6@llnl.gov [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 and Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States); Kucheyev, Sergei O.; Voss, Lars F.; Conway, Adam M.; Shao, Qinghui; Nikolić, Rebecca J., E-mail: nikolic1@llnl.gov [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Edgar, James H. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States)

    2015-05-15

    Icosahedral boron phosphide (B{sub 12}P{sub 2}) is a wide-bandgap semiconductor possessing interesting properties such as high hardness, chemical inertness, and the reported ability to self-heal from irradiation by high energy electrons. Here, the authors developed Cr/Pt and Ni/Au ohmic contacts to epitaxially grown B{sub 12}P{sub 2} for materials characterization and electronic device development. Cr/Pt contacts became ohmic after annealing at 700 °C for 30 s with a specific contact resistance of 2 × 10{sup −4} Ω cm{sup 2}, as measured by the linear transfer length method. Ni/Au contacts were ohmic prior to any annealing, and their minimum specific contact resistance was ∼l–4 × 10{sup −4} Ω cm{sup 2} after annealing over the temperature range of 500–800 °C. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry revealed a strong reaction and intermixing between Cr/Pt and B{sub 12}P{sub 2} at 700 °C and a reaction layer between Ni and B{sub 12}P{sub 2} thinner than ∼25 nm at 500 °C.

  18. Liquid chromatographic determination with fluorescence detection of B{sub 6} vitamers and riboflavin in milk and pharmaceuticals

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    Gatti, R. [Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita di Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna (Italy)]. E-mail: rita.gatti2@unibo.it; Gioia, M.G. [Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita di Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

    2005-05-04

    A simple, reliable and selective high performance liquid chromatographic method with fluorescence detection at different programmed wavelengths has been developed for the simultaneous analysis of B{sub 6} vitamers (pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, 4-pyridoxic acid, pyridoxal, pyridoxine and pyridoxamine) and Vitamin B{sub 2} in commercial vitaminized milk and in woman milk. The chromatographic separations were performed on a reversed phase octyl column by using a mobile phase consisting of sodium pentanesulfonate in 1% acetic acid-methanol-tetrahydrofuran under gradient elution conditions. The fluorescence intensity of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate was enhanced by post-column photochemical conversion, giving significantly different fluorescence spectra by a on-line photoreactor switched OFF and ON under irradiation at 254 nm. In addition, a simple and rapid method in isocratic conditions without the need of photochemical conversion was proposed for the analysis of Vitamin B{sub 6} and Vitamin B{sub 2} in pharmaceuticals. Linearity, precision, recovery, selectivity and sensitivity were found satisfactory for each analysed compound. Quantitation limits ranged from 26 to 240 fmol.

  19. Vitamin B{sub 1}2 in Enrichments of hydrothermal vents sediments supplements with cobalt and methanol

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    Gomez y Gomez, Y.; Garcia-Pena, I.; Guerrero-Barajas, C.

    2009-07-01

    Vitamin B{sub 1}2 (VB12) is an important cofactor present in methanogens and acetogenic bacterium. Biosynthesis of cyanocobalamin under different anaerobic and aerobic conditions has been reported for sewage, granular sludge and pure cultures. Corrinoids containing cobalt have also been identified as components in at least one dehalogenases belonging to Dehalooccoides bacteria. (Author)

  20. Temperature dependence of amorphous and interface phases in the Fe{sub 80}Nb{sub 7}Cu{sub 1}B{sub 12} nanocrystalline alloy

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    Miglierini, M. [Slovak University of Technology, Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology (Slovakia); Greneche, J.-M. [Universite du Maine, Faculte des Sciences, F-72085 Le, Laboratoire de Physique de l' Etat Condense, UPRESA CNRS 6087 (France)

    1999-11-15

    Temperature measurements (77-625 K) of Fe{sub 80}Nb{sub 7}Cu{sub 1}B{sub 12} nanocrystalline alloy prepared from amorphous precursor annealed for 1 h at 470 deg. C and 620 deg. C are presented. Structural and magnetic behaviours of the crystalline phase, the amorphous residual matrix, and the interface zone between crystalline grains and the amorphous phase are studied by distributions of hyperfine magnetic fields. Magnetic regions are developing in the retained amorphous phase with rising temperature of annealing. They can be suppressed, however, at high enough measuring temperatures turning the amorphous matrix into paramagnetic state. As a consequence, the respective spectral components do not interfere so much and the role of interface zone can be studied.

  1. Many-body effects in LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Bergk, B; Bartkowiak, M; Ignatchik, O; Wosnitza, J [Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden (HLD), Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, D-01314 Dresden (Germany); Petzold, V; Rosner, H [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Drechsler, S-L; Sheikin, I [Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW-Dresden), D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Canfield, P C, E-mail: b.bergk@fzd.d [Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CNRS, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 09 (France)

    2009-03-01

    We present de Haas-van Alphen measurements of the nonmagnetic borocarbide superconductor LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. The electronic band structure is extracted from the magnetic quantum oscillations in the normal state. In accordance with previous investigations we find a complex band structure with different open and closed Fermi-surface sheets. From the temperature dependence of the oscillations amplitude the effective mass of the single bands can be determined. Due to many-body interactions we observe enhancements of the effective masses compared to the results by full-potential-density-functional calculations. Therefore, we are able to determine the angular dependence of the interaction strength for the different bands separately.

  2. An explanation for tailward flows with positive B{sub z} in the distant tail neutral sheet during quite times

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    Lyons, L.R.; Pridmore-Brown, D.C.

    1995-03-01

    ISEE-3 and GEOTAIL observations have revealed that at x = -210 to -220 R{sub E}, the z-component of magnetic field across the tail neutral sheet is positive, and the plasma flow is tailward during geomagnetically quiet times. Observations have also shown that the y- and z-components of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) partially penetrate into the magnetotail for both positive and negative IMF B{sub z}. The authors have evaluated the topology of the magnetospheric magnetic field expected from a partial penetration of the IMF when it has a positive z-component. They find that, in addition to the closed and purely IMF field lines that are generally acknowledged to exist for a southward IMF B{sub z}, there is a region at intermediate radial distances of open field lines that cross the tail neutral sheet before exiting the magnetosphere. This region lies between x approx. -150 R{sub E} and x approx. -325 R{sub E} for the representative IMF orientation and model that they have used. They suggest that the quiet-time observations from ISEE-3 and GEOTAIL of tailward flow and positive B{sub z} across the distant tail neutral sheet were obtained during positive IMF B{sub z} conditions and in the region of open field lines. Such an explanation would also account for the GEOTAIL observation that magnetosheath-like plasma associated with positive B{sub z} is common in the distant tail plasma sheet beyond 150 R{sub E} but not closer to Earth.

  3. An explanation for tailward flows with positive B{sub z} in the distant tail neutral sheet during quiet times

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    Lyons, L.R.; Pridmore-Brown, D.C. [Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1994-12-15

    ISEE-3 and GEOTAIL observations have revealed that at x = {minus}210 to {minus}220 R{sub E}, the z-component of magnetic field across the tail neutral sheet is positive, and the plasma flow is tailward during geomagnetically quiet times. Observations have also show that the y- and z-components of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) partially penetrate into the magnetotail for both positive and negative IMF B{sub z}. The authors have evaluated the topology of the magnetospheric magnetic field expected from a partial penetration of the IMF when it has a positive z-component. They find that, in addition to the closed and purely IMF field lines that are generally acknowledged to exist for a southward IMF B{sub z}, there is a region at intermediate radial distances of open field lines that cross the tail neutral sheet before existing the magnetosphere. This region lies between x {approx} {minus}150 R{sub E} and x {approx} {minus}325 R{sub E} for the representative IMF orientation and model that they have used. The authors suggest that the quiet-time observations from ISEE-3 and GEOTAIL of tailward flow and positive B{sub z} across the distant tail neutral sheet were obtained during positive IMF B{sub z} conditions and in the region of open field lines. Such an explanation would also account for the GEOTAIL observation that magnetosheath-like plasma associated with positive B{sub z} is common in the distant tail plasma sheet beyond 150 R{sub E} but not closer to the Earth. 17 refs., 1 fig.

  4. Sulforaphane, a cancer chemopreventive agent, induces pathways associated with membrane biosynthesis in response to tissue damage by aflatoxin B{sub 1}

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    Techapiesancharoenkij, Nirachara [Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok 10210 (Thailand); Fiala, Jeannette L.A. [Department of Biological Engineering and Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Navasumrit, Panida [Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok 10210 (Thailand); Croy, Robert G.; Wogan, Gerald N. [Department of Biological Engineering and Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Groopman, John D. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States); Ruchirawat, Mathuros [Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok 10210 (Thailand); Essigmann, John M., E-mail: jessig@mit.edu [Department of Biological Engineering and Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2015-01-01

    Aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) is one of the major risk factors for liver cancer globally. A recent study showed that sulforaphane (SF), a potent inducer of phase II enzymes that occurs naturally in widely consumed vegetables, effectively induces hepatic glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and reduces levels of hepatic AFB{sub 1}-DNA adducts in AFB{sub 1}-exposed Sprague Dawley rats. The present study characterized the effects of SF pre-treatment on global gene expression in the livers of similarly treated male rats. Combined treatment with AFB{sub 1} and SF caused reprogramming of a network of genes involved in signal transduction and transcription. Changes in gene regulation were observable 4 h after AFB{sub 1} administration in SF-pretreated animals and may reflect regeneration of cells in the wake of AFB{sub 1}-induced hepatotoxicity. At 24 h after AFB{sub 1} administration, significant induction of genes that play roles in cellular lipid metabolism and acetyl-CoA biosynthesis was detected in SF-pretreated AFB{sub 1}-dosed rats. Induction of this group of genes may indicate a metabolic shift toward glycolysis and fatty acid synthesis to generate and maintain pools of intermediate molecules required for tissue repair, cell growth and compensatory hepatic cell proliferation. Collectively, gene expression data from this study provide insights into molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of SF against AFB{sub 1} hepatotoxicity and hepatocarcinogenicity, in addition to the chemopreventive activity of this compound as a GST inducer. - Highlights: • This study revealed sulforaphane (SF)-deregulated gene sets in aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1})-treated rat livers. • SF redirects biochemical networks toward lipid biosynthesis in AFB{sub 1}-dosed rats. • SF enhanced gene sets that would be expected to favor cell repair and regeneration.

  5. Analysis of the strong decay X(5568) → B{sub s}{sup 0}π{sup +} with QCD sum rules

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    Wang, Zhi-Gang [North China Electric Power University, Department of Physics, Baoding (China)

    2016-05-15

    In this article, we take the X(5568) to be the scalar diquark-antidiquark type tetraquark state, study the hadronic coupling constant g{sub XB{sub sπ}} with the three-point QCD sum rules by carrying out the operator product expansion up to the vacuum condensates of dimension-6 and including both the connected and the disconnected Feynman diagrams; then we calculate the partial decay width of the strong decay X(5568) → B{sub s}{sup 0}π{sup +} and obtain the value Γ{sub X} = (20.5 ± 8.1) MeV, which is consistent with the experimental data Γ{sub X} = (21.9 ± 6.4{sup +5.0}{sub -2.5}) MeV from the D0 collaboration. (orig.)

  6. Nanocrystallization and magnetic anisotropy in Co{sub 66}Si{sub 16}B{sub 12}Fe{sub 4}Mo{sub 2}

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    Garcia, J.A. [Dep. de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Rivas, M. [Dep. de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain)]. E-mail: rivas@uniovi.es; Tejedor, M. [Dep. de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Svalov, A. [Dep. de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Pierna, A.R. [Dep. de Ingenieria Quimica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad del Pais Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Marzo, F.F. [Dep. de Ingenieria Quimica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad del Pais Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain)

    2005-04-15

    A study of the magnetic anisotropy originated by the nanocrystallization of the amorphous Co{sub 66}Si{sub 16}B{sub 12}Fe{sub 4}Mo{sub 2} is presented. Mechanically polished samples of this alloy were submitted to various thermal treatments to obtain different degrees of crystallization. The results show that an homogeneous distribution of nanocrystallites of about 10nm originates a magnetic anisotropy of 18Jm{sup -3} while the larger crystals that appear, due to the coalescence of the small crystallites, with annealings over 500 deg. C produce an increase of the magnetic anisotropy up to values of about 100Jm{sup -3}, that are similar to the ones of the as-quenched material. From the value of the effective magnetic anisotropy constant we deduce that in the samples annealed below the onset temperature, the majority of the crystallites are of Co{sub 2}B and Co{sub 3}B.

  7. First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic and optical properties of cubic B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As alloys

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    Guemou, M., E-mail: guemoumhamed7@gmail.com [Engineering Physics Laboratory, University Ibn Khaldoun of Tiaret, BP 78-Zaaroura, Tiaret 14000 (Algeria); Bouhafs, B. [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Abdiche, A. [Applied Materials Laboratory, Research Center, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique (LPQ3M), Departement de Technologie, Universite de Mascara, 29000 Mascara (Algeria); Al Douri, Y. [Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Perlis (Malaysia); Bin Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-04-15

    Density functional calculations are performed to study the structural, electronic and optical properties of technologically important B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As ternary alloys. The calculations are based on the total-energy calculations within the full-potential augmented plane-wave (FP-LAPW) method. For exchange-correlation potential, local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) have been used. The structural properties, including lattice constants, bulk modulus and their pressure derivatives, are in very good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. The electronic band structure, density of states for the binary compounds and their ternary alloys are given. The dielectric function and the refractive index are also calculated using different models. The obtained results compare very well with previous calculations and experimental measurements.

  8. Pressure effects in PrT{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (T = Co, Ni, Pt): Applied and chemical pressure

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    Falconi, R. [Division Academica de Ciencias Basicas, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, Cunduacan, Tabasco 86690, A. Postal 24 (Mexico); Duran, A. [Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A. Postal 2681, Ensenada, Baja California 22800 (Mexico); Nunez-Regueiro, M. [Institut Neel, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Joseph Fourier, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble (France); Escudero, R. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A. Postal 70-360, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)

    2011-09-15

    High pressure electrical resistivity {rho}{sub ab} measurements on intermetallic Pr(Co, Ni, Pt){sub 2}B{sub 2}C compounds were performed down to 2 K. At ambient pressure the {rho}{sub ab} (T) curves for the non-superconducting Pr(Co, Ni){sub 2}B{sub 2}C compounds exhibit magnetic correlations at about 10 and 4 K, respectively. At low temperatures, PrCo{sub 2}B{sub 2}C shows a large spin-dependent electron scattering in comparison to PrNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. Under applied pressure, the magnetic scattering tends to be suppressed more effectively in PrCo{sub 2}B{sub 2}C than in PrNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. The low-temperature behavior of {rho}{sub ab}(T,P) for PrNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and PrCo{sub 2}B{sub 2}C suggests a spin fluctuation mechanism. On the other hand, the PrPt{sub 2}B{sub 2}C compound shows superconductivity at about 6 K and under pressure its superconducting transition temperature tends to be degraded at a rate dT{sub c}/dP = - 0.34 K/GPa, as expected in compounds with transition metals. The experimental results in Co-, Ni-, and Pt-based compounds are analyzed from the point of view of the external and chemical internal pressure effects. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. High magnetostriction of the polycrystalline alloy (Fe{sub 0.8}Al{sub 0.2}){sub 97}B{sub 3}

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    Bormio-Nunes, Cristina, E-mail: cristina@demar.eel.usp.br [Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Universidade de São Paulo, Lorena SP, Estrada Municipal do Campinho s/n, 12602-810 (Brazil); Dias, Mateus Botani [Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Universidade de São Paulo, Lorena SP, Estrada Municipal do Campinho s/n, 12602-810 (Brazil); Ghivelder, Luis [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ, CP 68528, 21941-972 (Brazil)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •Fe{sub 80}Al{sub 20} polycrystalline alloy doped with 3% B has the magnetostriction enhanced from 40 to 100 ppm. •Using WDS measurements it was not found B in the cubic phases. •The magnetostriction enhancement was ascribed to ordering of the cubic structure. -- Abstract: In the present work we investigate the alloys (Fe{sub 0.8}Al{sub 0.2}){sub 100−x}B{sub x}, for x > 2.0 up to x = 5.0. A maximum of the total magnetostriction was found for the alloy (Fe{sub 0.80}Al{sub 0.20}){sub 97}B{sub 3}. In this sample we measured the boron contents using WDS and we did not find boron in the matrix, while the precipitates formed after annealing of as cast samples are essentially the phase Fe{sub 2}B. By a detailed XRD study of this sample using Mo Kα radiation, the presence of the phases Fe{sub 3}Al (D03) and α (A2) was determined. The coexistence of both phases was determined to be the origin of the increase of the magnetostriction of this material. The value of λ{sub long} = 80 × 10{sup −6} achieved in the as cast sample with x = 3 indicates that the introduction of texturing to the material should provide even higher enhancement of the magnetostriction. In addition to high magnetostriction values, the alloy can be machined, welded and is also a low cost material, therefore the alloy (Fe{sub 0.80}Al{sub 0.20}){sub 97}B{sub 3} reveals a great promise as a material to be used on sensors and actuators assembly.

  10. Ion irradiation induced structural modifications of Fe{sub 81}Mo{sub 8}Cu{sub 1}B{sub 10} NANOPERM-type alloy

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    Miglierini, Marcel [Institute of Nuclear and Physical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava (Slovakia); Department of Nuclear Reactors, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague (Czech Republic); Hasiak, Mariusz [Department of Mechanics and Materials Science, Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)

    2016-05-15

    Structural modifications and their impact upon magnetic properties are studied in amorphous NANOPERM-type {sup 57}Fe{sub 81}Mo{sub 10}Cu{sub 1}B{sub 10} metallic glass exposed to irradiation with 130 keV N{sup +} ions to the total fluencies of up to 2.5 x 10{sup 17} ions/cm{sup 2}. Using surface sensitive technique of Moessbauer spectrometry, traces of crystalline phases are found already in the as-quenched state after the sample production. On the air side of the ribbons, bcc-Fe dominates whereas on the opposite wheel side, also a presence of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} is unveiled. The amount of surface crystallization is higher on the wheel side of the ribbons. After ion irradiation, mostly the air side is affected because it was facing the incident ions. Gradual formation of iron nitrides is observed with increasing ion fluence. Though the radiation damage exhibits itself only at this side of the ribbons, its influence upon bulk magnetic properties is clearly identified by the help of magnetic measurements. Hysteresis loops exhibit changes in their shape as well as coercive field. Along with the formation of magnetic crystalline phases (bcc-Fe and nitrides), they are caused by structural rearrangement which takes place also inside the amorphous residual phase. Structural modifications are confirmed via evolution of hyperfine magnetic fields with ion fluence. Structural modification of the {sup 57}Fe{sub 81}Mo{sub 10}Cu{sub 1}B{sub 10} alloy caused by ion irradiation as demonstrated by microstructural (Moessbauer spectrometry (a,b)) and macroscopic (hysteresis loops (c,d)) measurements. As-quenched (a,c) and 2.5 x 10{sup 17} N{sup +}/cm{sup 2} irradiated (b,d) alloys are compared. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  11. Picosecond high-power 355-nm UV generation in CsLiBsub>6sub>Osub>10sub> crystal.

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    Ueda, Kentaro; Orii, Yosuke; Takahashi, Yoshinori; Okada, George; Mori, Yusuke; Yoshimura, Masashi

    2016-12-26

    We report third-harmonic generation (THG) at 355 nm in CsLiBsub>6sub>Osub>10sub> (CLBO) by using sum-frequency mixing process. As a fundamental laser source, we employ a hybrid master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system seeded by a gain-switched laser diode (GS-LD) at 1064 nm to produce narrow spectral picosecond pulses. Both CLBO and walk-off compensated prism-coupled CLBO device generate over 30-W output of 355-nm UV lights, which means walk-off effect in CLBO is negligible in the picosecond laser system. The maximum THG conversion efficiency from the fundamental reaches about 48%, which is 1.2 times higher than that of LiBsub>3sub>Osub>5sub> (LBO). Theoretical THG outputs with CLBO and LBO are numerically calculated in order to verify the validity of these experimental results in detail.

  12. Characterization of the High-spin Heme x in the Cytochrome b{sub 6}f Complex of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

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    Zhang, Huijuan; Primak, Andrew N.; Cape, Jonathan L.; Bowman, Michael K.; Kramer, David M.; Cramer, William A.

    2004-12-28

    X-ray structures at 3.0-3.1 {angstrom} resolution of the ccterizytochrome b{sub 6}f complex from the cyanobacterium, Mastigocladus laminosus (1) and the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2) showed the presence of a unique heme, heme x, that is covalently linked by a single thioether bond to a Cys residue (Cys35) on the electrochemically negative (n) side of the cytochrome b{sub 6} polypeptide. Heme x faces the inter-monomer quinone exchange cavity. The only axial ligand associated with this heme is a H{sub 2}O or OH{sup -} that is H-bonded to the propionate of the stromal side heme b{sub n}, showing that is penta-coordinate. The spectral properties of this heme were hardly defined at the time of the structure determination. The pyridine hemochromagen redox difference spectrum for heme x covalently bound to the cytochrome b polypeptide isolated from SDS-PAGE displays a broad spectrum of low amplitude with a peak at 553 nm, similar to that of other hemes with a single thioether linkage. The binding of CO and a hydrophobic cyanide analogue, butyl isocyanide (BIC), to dithionite-reduced b{sub 6}f complex perturbs and significantly shifts the redox difference visible spectrum. Together with EPR spectra displaying g values of the oxidized complex at 6.7 and 7.4, the character of heme x is defined to be ferric high spin in a rhombic environment. In addition to a possible function in photosystem I-linked cyclic electron transport, the 5-coordinate state implies that there is at least one more function of heme x that is related to axial binding of a physiological ligand.

  13. Observation of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}ϕ

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Andrews, J.E. [University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); and others

    2013-12-18

    First observation of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}ϕ is reported using pp collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1}, collected by the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The significance of the signal is 6.5 standard deviations. The branching fraction is measured relative to that of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ¯⁎0} to be (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}ϕ))/(B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ¯⁎0})) =0.069±0.013 (stat)±0.007 (syst). The first measurement of the ratio of branching fractions for the decays B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ¯⁎0} and B{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ⁎0} is found to be (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ¯⁎0}))/(B(B{sup 0}→D{sup ¯0}K{sup ⁎0})) =7.8±0.7 (stat)±0.3 (syst)±0.6 (f{sub s}/f{sub d}), where the last uncertainty is due to the ratio of the B{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sup 0} fragmentation fractions.

  14. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of FePt film on Si substrate with SiO{sub 2} underlayer and B{sub 4}C interlayers

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    Wang, H. [Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)], E-mail: nanoguy@126.com; Yang, F.J. [Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)], E-mail: yangfujun77@sina.com; Mo, Q.; Zhang, J.; Wang, H.B.; Wang, Y. [Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)

    2009-09-15

    FePt multilayer composite films with and without B{sub 4}C interlayer have been prepared by magnetron sputtering, respectively, and subsequent annealing in vacuum. It was found that the B{sub 4}C layers effectively serve as spacers to separate the FePt layers, enhancing (0 0 1) orientation of FePt alloy. Our results show that highly (0 0 1) oriented FePt/B{sub 4}C films have significant potential as perpendicular recording media.

  15. Measurement of the lifetime of the CP pair component of B{sub s}{sup 0} in LHCb. Validation of the phototubes of the pre-shower; Mesure du temps de vie de la composante CP paire du B{sub s}{sup 0} dans LHCb. Qualification des phototubes du preshower

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    Borras, D

    2006-10-15

    This manuscript discusses a twofold research: an instrumental work and a prospective physics study both conducted in the framework of the LHCb experiment (CERN), foreseen to start at the Spring 2008. The LHC machine is a proton-proton collider clocked at 40 MHz and delivering a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. At nominal luminosity, about 10{sup 12} pairs of b-particles will be produced in LHCb. After the remarkable achievements of the B factories (BaBar and Belle), it is established that the Standard Model (through the CKM mechanism) is the dominant source of CP violation in the B system. Moreover, no significant deviation to the Standard Model predictions is observed in the whole Flavour Physics data up to now. In this scope, the large statistics which will be available at LHCb should allow to reach rare decays potentially sensitive to New Physics contribution. it will also allow to perform precision measurements and deeply test the global consistency of the CKM predictions, in particular with the B{sub s}{sup 0} particles. This document describes a prospective study about the measurement of the lifetime of the short component of the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson, reconstructed in the final state B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup +}D{sub s}{sup -}, where the D{sub s} meson decays in KK{pi}. It has been shown that LHCb should reach a 2% precision on this observable for a nominal year of data taking, yielding interesting constraints on {delta}{gamma}{sub s}/{gamma}{sub s}. On the instrumentation side, the team I belong to has the charge of the entire readout of the Pre-Shower (PS) detector of the LHCb spectrometer (design, construction and qualification). My contribution was devoted to the operation of a dedicated test bench aimed at qualifying the phototubes reading the PS detector. The photodetectors which have been retained are the 64-anodes PMTs produced by the Hamamatsu company. The main physics specifications for these devices were concerning the uniformity of

  16. Biochemical and molecular aspects of mammalian susceptibility to aflatoxin B{sub 1} carcinogenicity

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    Massey, T.E.; Stewart, R.K. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada); Daniels, J.M. [Environmental Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)] [and others

    1995-03-01

    Aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) is a fungal toxin that has been implicated as a causative agent in human hepatic and extrahepatic carcinogenesis. In this review, the mechanisms involved in AFB{sub 1} toxicity are delineated, in order to describe the features that make a specific cell, tissue, or species susceptible to the mycotoxin. Important considerations include: (i) different mechanisms for bioactivation of AFB{sub 1} to its ultimate carcinogenic epoxide metabolite; (ii) the balance between bioactivation to and detoxification of the epoxide; (iii) the interaction of AFB{sub 1} epoxide with DNA and the mutational events leading to neoplastic transformation; (iv) the role of cytotoxicity in AFB{sub 1} carcinogenesis; (v) the significance of nonepoxide metabolites in toxicity; and (vi) the contribution of mycotoxin-unrelated disease processes. Although considerable controversy remains about the importance of specific events, a great deal has been learned about biochemical and molecular actions of AFB{sub 1}. 157 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Determination of the band structure of LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Bergk, B. [Hochfeld-Magnetlabor, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden (Germany); Inst. fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany); Bartkowiak, M.; Ignatchik, O. [Hochfeld-Magnetlabor, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden (Germany); Jaeckel, M. [Inst. fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany); Wosnitza, J.; Rosner, H.; Petzold, V. [MPI fuer chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden (Germany); Canfield, P. [Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames (United States). Ames Lab., Condensed Matter Physics

    2007-07-01

    We present de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) investigations on the nonmagnetic borocarbide superconductor LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C which have been performed by use of the torque method in high magnetic fields up to 32 T and at low temperatures down to 50 mK. The complex band structure is extracted from the quantum oscillations in the normal state. In comparison with full-potential-local-orbital calculations of the band structure we are able to assign the observed dHvA frequencies to the different bands. Temperature dependent dHvA investigations allowed the extraction of the effective band masses for the several Fermi-surface sheets. We observe an enhancement of the effective masses compared to the theoretical calculations which is due to electron-phonon interaction. Finally, we are able to examine the angular dependence of the electron-phonon coupling for the different Fermi-surface sheets. (orig.)

  18. Wetting of B{sub 4}C by molten Ni–Ti alloys at 1753 K

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    Lin, Qiaoli, E-mail: lqllinqiaoli@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Non-ferrous Metal Materials, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130025 (China); Sui, Ran [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Non-ferrous Metal Materials, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China)

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: •The wettability of Ni−B{sub 4}C was significantly improved by Ti addition. •Interfacial microstructures was varied with the increasing of Ti addition. •A bimodal interface was formed by dissolution and reaction at interface. -- Abstract: We investigated the wetting of B{sub 4}C by molten Ni–Ti alloys at 1753 K using a modified sessile drop method. The improved final wettability and the interface microstructure evolution were observed with the increasing of Ti addition. The mechanism of improvement can be mainly ascribed to the formation and distribution of reaction product TiB{sub 2} at liquid–solid interface. Generally, the spreading was driven by the reaction at liquid–solid interface. For Ni–10 at.% Ti/B{sub 4}C, with the dissolution of substrate (i.e., the accumulation of B in liquid) at first, the system then breaking through the thermodynamic conditions for the precipitation of a continuous reaction product layer, and a distinctive bimodal interface was observed finally. The addition of Ti, as a surface-active element, reduced the initial contact angle, and the dissolved B also segregate at surface, and then reduced the final contact angle.

  19. Thermomagnetic analysis of amorphous (Co{sub x}Fe{sub 1-x}){sub 73.5}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} metallic glasses

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    Fernandez, A.; Perez, M.J. E-mail: mjp@pinon.ccu.uniovi.es; Tejedor, M.; Madurga, V

    2000-11-01

    Metallic glass samples of (Co{sub x}Fe{sub 1-x}){sub 73.5}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} are studied by thermomagnetic analysis. The Curie temperature increases with the substitution of Fe by Co, and crystallization temperature decreases. A simple consideration of the alloy as the sum of two magnetic systems is applied with good results. The observed discrepancies are explained as due to a magnetic interaction between the Co and Fe atoms.

  20. Effect of annealing on the structural and magnetic properties of (Fe{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 83}B{sub 17} metallic glasses

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    Bhagat, Neeru, E-mail: neerubhagat@hotmail.com [Department of Applied Science, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, SIU, Lavale, Mulshi, Pune 412115 (India); Gupta, Ajay [Center for Spintronic Materials, Amity University, Sector 125, Noida (India); Reddy, V.R. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore (India); Pandey, Brajesh, E-mail: bpandey@gmail.com [Department of Applied Science, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, SIU, Lavale, Mulshi, Pune 412115 (India)

    2015-05-01

    Amorphous alloys of (Fe{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 83}B{sub 17} (x=22, 25.3, 28.4) in the vicinity of 25 at% of Co were prepared by melt spun technique. The samples were annealed at different temperatures and the changes in structural and magnetic properties have been studied. Phase stabilization and magnetic properties of amorphous alloys were studies using X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The result shows anomalies in structure and in magnetic properties in the studied samples. Annealing at 475 °C brings about the formation of complete and stable crystalline structure. At this stage multiple crystalline phases have been observed. Mössbauer spectroscopy also revealed that two phases of Fe{sub 3}B were formed along with stable Fe{sub 3}Co phase. - Highlights: • Using melt spun technique alloys of (Fe{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}){sub 83}B{sub 17} (x=22, 25.3, 28.4) in amorphous phase were prepared. • Crystalline phase increases with increasing the Co concentration. • Appearance of one crystalline phase is observed when samples annealing at 345 °C. • Annealing at higher temperature leads to emergence of multiple crystalline phases. • Different phases of Fe–Co, and Fe–Co–B were identified.

  1. Measurement of the B{sub c}{sup +} meson lifetime using B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ μ{sup +}ν{sub μ}X decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [University of Bristol, H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol (United Kingdom); Collaboration: The LHCb Collaboration; and others

    2014-05-15

    The lifetime of the B{sub c}{sup +} meson is measured using semileptonic decays having a J/ψ meson and a muon in the final state. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb{sup -1}, are collected by the LHCb detector in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The measured lifetime is τ = 509 ± 8 ± 12 fs, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. (orig.)

  2. Global maxima for the acousto-optic effect in SrBsub>4sub>Osub>7sub> crystals.

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    Oleh, Buryy; Nazariy, Andrushchak; Andriy, Ratych; Natalia, Demyanyshyn; Bohdan, Mytsyk; Anatoliy, Andrushchak

    2017-03-01

    For the first time, the global maxima of the acousto-optic interaction are theoretically determined for biaxial SrBsub>4sub>Osub>7sub> crystals by the extreme surfaces method. As it is shown, the highest value of the acousto-optic figure-of-merit Msub>2sub> is equal to 6.3×10-16  s3/kg and achieved in the case of the isotropic diffraction of the electromagnetic wave propagating in the [010] direction on the fast quasi-transversal acoustic wave.

  3. Magnetization measurements on HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals before and after neutron irradiation

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    Fuger, R. [Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, 1020 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: rfuger@ati.ac.at; Krutzler, C. [Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, 1020 Vienna (Austria); Fuchs, G.; Behr, G. [Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden, 14109 Dresden (Germany); Weber, H.W. [Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, 1020 Vienna (Austria)

    2007-09-01

    A single crystal of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C was fully characterised by magnetization measurements. The magnetic and the superconducting phase diagram were determined in different crystal directions and the superconductive properties evaluated as a function of temperature and applied field. The critical current density was calculated from magnetization loops using the Bean model. The results on the critical current density reveal bulk pinning in those regions of the phase diagram, where superconductivity is not suppressed by metamagnetically ordered structures of the Ho 4f-moments. These measurements were repeated after neutron irradiation of the sample.

  4. Modelling of primary bcc-Fe crystal growth in a Fe{sub 85}B{sub 15} amorphous alloy

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    Palumbo, M. [Dip. Chimica I.F.M. and NIS, Universita di Torino, via Giuria 9, 10125 Turin (Italy); Baricco, M. [Dip. Chimica I.F.M. and NIS, Universita di Torino, via Giuria 9, 10125 Turin (Italy)]. E-mail: marcello.baricco@unito.it

    2005-05-15

    A kinetic modelling of primary crystallization in metallic glasses, based on the CALPHAD approach and the moving boundary model, has been applied to the Fe-B system. The DICTRA software has been used to perform numerical calculations. Kinetic and thermodynamic parameters (atomic mobilities and thermodynamic factors) are required and they have been obtained from the literature. Various simulations have been performed in order to evaluate the influence of different parameters choice. The soft impingement effect has been discussed. Furthermore, amorphous Fe{sub 85}B{sub 15} samples have been prepared and examined by differential scanning calorimetry. Calculated and experimental results, both on continuous heating and isothermal conditions, have been compared.

  5. Temperature dependence of the coercive field of gas atomized Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1}

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    Garcia-Escorial, A., E-mail: age@cenim.csic.es [CENIM-CSIC, Avda, Gregorio del Amo, 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Lieblich, M. [CENIM-CSIC, Avda, Gregorio del Amo, 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Hernando, A.; Aragon, A.; Marin, P. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, IMA, P.O. Box 155, 28230 Madrid (Spain)

    2012-09-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An anomalous thermal dependence of the coercive field of gas atomized Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} powder particles under 25 {mu}m powder particle, increasing Hc as temperature increases. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is proposed that Cu rich regions at inter-grain boundaries could act as exchange decoupling regions contributing to the thermal increase of coercivity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This anomalous thermal dependence points out that tailoring microstructure and size, by controlling the cooling rate of more adequate multiphase systems, could be a promising procedure to develop soft or hard magnets, avoiding Rare Earths metals that is nowadays an important target for the engineering of magnetic materials. - Abstract: In this work, the dependence of the coercive field of Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} gas atomized powder with the temperature for different particle sizes has been studied, observing an anomalous behavior in the under 25 powder particle size fraction. This unusual behavior is related with the microstructure of the powder, and is attributed to the presence of a multiphase magnetic system, with non-magnetic regions decoupling the ferromagnetic domains.

  6. Effect of sintering parameters on mechanical properties and microstructures of B{sub 4}C/TiB{sub 2} ceramic composites

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    Sun, Junlong; Liu, Changxia; Wang, Liangshen; Feng, Baofu; Xie, Zaiyu [Ludong Univ., Yantai (China). School of Transportation; Li, Bin [Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology (China). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2016-01-15

    B{sub 4}C/TiB{sub 2} ceramic composites were fabricated using in-situ reaction and hot-pressing. The effects of sintering parameters on mechanical properties and microstructures of B{sub 4}C/TiB{sub 2} ceramic composites are analyzed and discussed. Composites sintered at 1950 C for 60 min exhibited good mechanical properties. The relationship between bending strength and sintering parameters was similar to that between indentation fracture resistance and sintering parameters. The relationship between Vickers hardness and sintering parameters was consistent with that between relative density and sintering parameters. Analysis of microstructures indicated that the mechanical properties of B{sub 4}C/TiB{sub 2} ceramic composites were affected by the porosity, interface bonding among grains, development of grains and fracture mechanism of the composites.

  7. Surface charging at the (1 0 0) surface of Cu doped and undoped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}

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    Xiao Jie [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theodore Jorgensen Hall 855 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299 (United States); Lozova, N. [J. Bennett Johnston Sr. Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (United States); Losovyj, Ya.B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theodore Jorgensen Hall 855 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299 (United States); J. Bennett Johnston Sr. Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (United States); Wooten, D. [Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765 (United States); Ketsman, I. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theodore Jorgensen Hall 855 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299 (United States); Swinney, M.W.; Petrosky, J.; McClory, J. [Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765 (United States); Burak, Ya.V.; Adamiv, V.T. [Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov Str., Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Brant, A.T. [Department of Engineering Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States); Dowben, P.A., E-mail: pdowben@unl.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theodore Jorgensen Hall 855 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299 (United States)

    2011-02-01

    We have compared the photovoltaic charging of the (1 0 0) surface termination for Cu doped and undoped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}. While the surface charging at the (1 0 0) surface of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} is significantly greater than observed at (1 1 0) surface, the Cu doping plays a role in reducing the surface photovoltage effects. With Cu doping of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}, the surface photovoltaic charging is much diminished at the (1 0 0) surface. The density of states observed with combined photoemission and inverse photoemission remains similar to that observed for the undoped material, except in the vicinity of the conduction band edge.

  8. (Pt{sub 1–x}Cu{sub x}){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}B and Pt{sub 9}Cu{sub 3}B{sub 5}, the first examples of copper platinum borides. Observation of superconductivity in a novel boron filled β-Mn-type compound

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    Salamakha, Leonid P. [Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Wien, A-1040 Wien (Austria); Sologub, Oksana, E-mail: oksana.sologub@univie.ac.at [Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Wien, A-1040 Wien (Austria); Stöger, Berthold [Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, TU Wien, A-1040 Wien (Austria); Michor, Herwig; Bauer, Ernst [Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Wien, A-1040 Wien (Austria); Rogl, Peter F. [Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, A-1090 Wien (Austria)

    2015-09-15

    New ternary copper platinum borides have been synthesized by arc melting of pure elements followed by annealing at 600 °C. The structures have been studied by X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction. (Pt{sub 1−x}Cu{sub x}){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}B (x=0.33) forms a B-filled β-Mn-type structure (space group P4{sub 1}32; a=0.6671(1) nm). Cu atoms are distributed preferentially on the 8c atom sites, whereas the 12d site is randomly occupied by Pt and Cu atoms (0.670(4) Pt±0.330(4) Cu). Boron is located in octahedral voids of the parent β-Mn-type structure. Pt{sub 9}Cu{sub 3}B{sub 5} (space group P-62m; a=0.9048(3) nm, c=0.2908(1) nm) adopts the Pt{sub 9}Zn{sub 3}B{sub 5–δ}-type structure. It has a columnar architecture along the short translation vector exhibiting three kinds of [Pt{sub 6}] trigonal prism columns (boron filled, boron semi-filled and empty) and Pt channels with a pentagonal cross section filled with Cu atoms. The striking structural feature is a [Pt{sub 6}] cluster in form of an empty trigonal prism at the origin of the unit cell, which is surrounded by coupled [BPt{sub 6}] and [Pt{sub 6}] trigonal prisms, rotated perpendicularly to the central one. There is no B–B contact as well as Cu–B contact in the structure. The relationships of Pt{sub 9}Cu{sub 3}B{sub 5} structure with the structure of Ti{sub 1+x}Os{sub 2−x}RuB{sub 2} as well as with the structure families of metal sulfides and aluminides have been elucidated. (Pt{sub 1–x}Cu{sub x}){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}B (x=0.3) (B-filled β-Mn-type structure) is a bulk superconductor with a transition temperature of about 2.06 K and an upper critical field μ{sub 0}H{sub C2}(0){sup WHH} of 1.2 T, whereas no superconducting transition has been observed up to 0.3 K in Pt{sub 9}Cu{sub 3}B{sub 5} (Pt{sub 9}Zn{sub 3}B{sub 5–δ}-type structure) from electrical resistivity measurements. - Highlights: • First two copper platinum borides, (Pt{sub 0.67}Cu{sub 0.33}){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}B and Pt{sub 9}Cu{sub 3}B{sub

  9. Evaluation of critical cooling rate of Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} metallic glass by containerless solidification process

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    Yodoshi, N., E-mail: ynoriharu@imr.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Yamada, R. [Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Kawasaki, A. [Department of Materials Processing, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-02 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Makino, A. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Monodispersed Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} particles were successfully prepared by our containerless process. • The cooling rates of obtained particles were estimated by a model based on Newton’s law of cooling. • The critical cooling rate to form the fully amorphous phase was estimated in less than 550 K/s. • We revealed that the Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} alloy has sufficient inherent glass-forming ability. - Abstract: We aim to prepare monodispersed and homogenous spherical particles of pure Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} metallic glass with a low content of nucleation sites, and to evaluate the intrinsic glass-forming ability of Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} alloys by containerless solidification. Monodispersed Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} particles were successfully prepared by our originally developed pulsated orifice ejection method under He and Ar gas atmosphere. All obtained particles, with diameters ranging from 313 to 664 μm, were identified as single glassy or amorphous phases by X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and transmission electron microscopy. The critical cooling rate to form the fully glassy or amorphous phase was estimated in less than 550 K/s by a Newtonian cooling model. The results show that the Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} alloy has sufficient glass-forming ability under restrained nucleation conditions.

  10. First observation of B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}f{sub 0}(980) decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alessio, F. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Amoraal, J. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Arrabito, L. [CC-IN2P3, CNRS/IN2P3, Lyon-Villeurbanne (France); Artuso, M. [Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (United States); Aslanides, E. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France)

    2011-04-04

    Using data collected with the LHCb detector in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, the hadronic decay B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}f{sub 0}(980) is observed. This CP eigenstate mode could be used to measure mixing-induced CP violation in the B{sub s}{sup 0} system. Using a fit to the {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} mass spectrum with interfering resonances gives R{sub f0/{phi}}{identical_to}({Gamma}(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}f{sub 0},f{sub 0}{yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}))/({Gamma}(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi},{phi}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -})) =0.252{sub -0.032-0.033}{sup +0.046+0.027}. In the interval {+-}90 MeV around 980 MeV, corresponding to approximately two full f{sub 0} widths we also find R'{identical_to}({Gamma}(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -},|m({pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})-980 MeV|<90 MeV))/({Gamma}(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi},{phi}{yields}K{sup +}K{sup -})) =0.162{+-}0.022{+-}0.016, where in both cases the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

  11. Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}

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    Kokal, I. [Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul 34450 (Turkey); Aydemir, U., E-mail: uaydemir@ku.edu.tr [Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul 34450 (Turkey); Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Str.40, Dresden 01187 (Germany); Prots, Yu.; Förster, T.; Sichelschmidt, J. [Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Str.40, Dresden 01187 (Germany); Yahyaoglu, M. [Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul 34450 (Turkey); Auffermann, G.; Schnelle, W. [Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Str.40, Dresden 01187 (Germany); Schappacher, F.; Pöttgen, R. [Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 30, Münster 48149 (Germany); Somer, M., E-mail: msomer@ku.edu.tr [Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul 34450 (Turkey)

    2014-02-15

    Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was synthesized from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3} at 850 °C. Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] crystallizes in the trigonal space group R3{sup ¯}c (No. 167) with a=12.0225(2) Å, c=6.8556(2) Å and Z=6. In the crystal structure, isolated, planar cyclic [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} units are charge-balanced by the mixed-valence Eu{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 2+} and Li{sup +} cations. Li{sup +} occupies partially (44%) the Wyckoff site 6b and is sandwiched between the [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} anions. Mössbauer spectroscopy results show the resonance lines of Eu{sup 2+} and Eu{sup 3+}, respectively, indicating the heterogeneous mixed valency of the Eu atoms. X-Band ESR investigations between 5 and 300 K reveal an intense signal over the whole temperature range originating from Eu{sup 2+}. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate a Curie–Weiss behavior with an experimental effective magnetic moment of μ{sub eff}=8.28 μ{sub B} per formula unit. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was obtained from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3.}{sup 151}Eu Mössbauer, ESR and magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal the heterogeneous mixed valency of the Eu atoms. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Single crystals of Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was obtained from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3} at 850 °C. • Crystal structure is built up by isolated, planar cyclic [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} units which are surrounded by mixed valence Eu{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 2+}. • Li{sup +} occupies partially (44%) the site 6b and is sandwiched between the [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} anions. • The {sup 151}Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron spin resonance spectroscopy and magnetic susceptibility measurements confirm the heterogeneous mixed valency of Eu.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of the lead borate Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6}

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    Schoenegger, Sandra; Ortner, Teresa S.; Wurst, Klaus; Heymann, Gunter; Huppertz, Hubert [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie

    2016-11-01

    A lead borate with the composition Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6} was synthesized through a hydrothermal synthesis, using lead metaborate in combination with sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate. The compound crystallizes in the trigonal, non-centrosymmetric space group P3{sub 2} (no. 145) with the lattice parameters a = 1176.0(4), c = 1333.0(4) pm, and V = 0.1596(2) nm{sup 3}. Interestingly, the data of Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6} correct the structure of a literature known lead borate with the composition ''Pb{sub 6}B{sub 11}O{sub 18}(OH){sub 9}''. For the latter compound, nearly identical lattice parameters of a = 1176.91(7) and c = 1333.62(12) pm were reported, possessing a crystal structure, in which the localization and refinement of one boron atom was obviously overlooked. The structure of Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6} is built up from trigonal planar BO{sub 3} and tetrahedral BO{sub 4} groups forming complex chains. The Pb{sup 2+} cations are located between neighboring polyborate chains. The here reported compound Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6} and ''Pb{sub 6}B{sub 11}O{sub 18}(OH){sub 9}'' were, however, produced under different synthesis conditions. While ''Pb{sub 6}B{sub 11}O{sub 18}(OH){sub 9}'' was synthesized via a hydrothermal synthesis including ethylenediamine and acetic acid, the here reported lead borate Pb{sub 6}B{sub 12}O{sub 21}(OH){sub 6} could be obtained under moderate hydrothermal conditions (240 C) without the addition of organic reagents.

  13. Observations of B{sub s}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)η and B{sub (s)}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)π{sup +}π{sup −} decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); and others

    2013-06-21

    First observations of the B{sub s}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)η, B{sup 0}→ψ(2S)π{sup +}π{sup −} and B{sub s}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)π{sup +}π{sup −} decays are made using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1} collected by the LHCb experiment in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √(s)=7 TeV. The ratios of the branching fractions of each of the ψ(2S) modes with respect to the corresponding J/ψ decays are (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)η))/(B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψη)) =0.83±0.14(stat)±0.12(syst)±0.02(B), (B(B{sup 0}→ψ(2S)π{sup +}π{sup −}))/(B(B{sup 0}→J/ψπ{sup +}π{sup −})) =0.56±0.07(stat)±0.05(syst)±0.01(B), (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→ψ(2S)π{sup +}π{sup −}))/(B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψπ{sup +}π{sup −})) =0.34±0.04(stat)±0.03(syst)±0.01(B), where the third uncertainty corresponds to the uncertainties of the dilepton branching fractions of the J/ψ and ψ(2S) meson decays.

  14. High-pressure synthesis and crystal structure of the borate Sc{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 12}

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    Neumair, Stephanie C.; Huppertz, Hubert [Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie, Leopold-Franzens-Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)

    2009-11-15

    The rare-earth borate Sc{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 12} was synthesized under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions of 6 GPa and 1100 C in a Walker-type multianvil apparatus. The single-crystal structure determination revealed an isotypy to RE{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 12} (RE = Er-Lu). Sc{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 12} crystallizes in the rare space group Pmna (Z = 4) with the parameters a = 1245.4(3), b = 443.46(9), c = 1222.1 (2) pm, V = 0.675(1) nm{sup 3}, R{sub 1} = 0.0520, and wR{sub 2} = 0.0860 (all data). The structure of Sc{sub 3}B{sub 5}O{sub 12} is composed of layers of condensed BO{sub 4} tetrahedra, separated by eight-fold coordinated scandium ions. (orig.)

  15. First observation of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup Low-Asterisk 0}K{sup Macron Low-Asterisk 0}

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B., E-mail: Bernardo.Adeva@usc.es [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Collaboration: LHCb Collaboration; and others

    2012-03-13

    The first observation of the decay B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup Low-Asterisk 0}K{sup Macron Low-Asterisk 0} is reported using 35 pb{sup -1} of data collected by LHCb in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. A total of 49.8{+-}7.5B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}(K{sup +}{pi}{sup -})(K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) events are observed within {+-}50 MeV/c{sup 2} of the B{sub s}{sup 0} mass and 746 MeV/c{sup 2}B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup Low-Asterisk 0}K{sup Macron Low-Asterisk 0} signal. The branching fraction and the CP-averaged K{sup Low-Asterisk 0} longitudinal polarization fraction are measured to be B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}K{sup Low-Asterisk 0}K{sup Macron Low-Asterisk 0})=(2.81{+-}0.46(stat.){+-}0.45(syst.){+-}0.34(f{sub s}/f{sub d})) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} and f{sub L}=0.31{+-}0.12(stat.){+-}0.04(syst.).

  16. Evidence for the decay B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{omega} and measurement of the relative branching fractions of B{sub s}{sup 0} meson decays to J/{psi}{eta} and J/{psi}{eta}{sup Prime}

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adametz, A. [Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); and others

    2013-02-21

    First evidence of the B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{omega} decay is found and the B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta} and B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup Prime} decays are studied using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup -1} collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of {radical}(s)=7 TeV. The branching fractions of these decays are measured relative to that of the B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup 0} decay: (B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{omega}))/(B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup 0})) =0.89{+-}0.19(stat){sub -0.13}{sup +0.07}(syst), (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}))/(B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup 0})) =14.0{+-}1.2(stat){sub -1.5}{sup +1.1}(syst){sub -1.0}{sup +1.1}((f{sub d})/(f{sub s}) ), (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup Prime }))/(B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup 0})) =12.7{+-}1.1(stat){sub -1.3}{sup +0.5}(syst){sub -0.9}{sup +1.0}((f{sub d})/(f{sub s}) ), where the last uncertainty is due to the knowledge of f{sub d}/f{sub s}, the ratio of b-quark hadronization factors that accounts for the different production rate of B{sup 0} and B{sub s}{sup 0} mesons. The ratio of the branching fractions of B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup Prime} and B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta} decays is measured to be (B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup Prime }))/(B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta})) =0.90{+-}0.09(stat){sub -0.02}{sup +0.06}(syst).

  17. High-frequency magnetoimpedance in amorphous and nanostructured Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3} wires

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    Hernando, B. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain)]. E-mail: grande@pinon.ccu.uniovi.es; Olivera, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain); Santos, J.D. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain); Sanchez, M.L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain); Gorria, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain); Garcia, C. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, EUPDS, UPV/EHU, Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Blanco, J.M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, EUPDS, UPV/EHU, Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Zhukov, A. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, EUPDS, UPV/EHU, Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Sanchez Ll, J.L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007-Oviedo (Spain); Laboratorio de Magnetismo, Facultad de Fisica-IMRE, Universidad de La Habana, La Habana 10400 (Cuba)

    2006-05-15

    The evolution from the amorphous to nanocrystalline state in Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3} amorphous wires has been studied by means of high-frequency magnetoimpedance (MI) effect, using driving frequencies ranging from 0.1 to 500 MHz. A furnace isothermal annealing has been employed to nanocrystallize the wires (1 h at 565 {sup o}C in an argon atmosphere), while other samples were annealed at lower temperatures (300, 400 and 475 {sup o}C during 1 h), in order to evaluate the influence of annealing temperature on the MI effect. The MI response is modified by the influence of both the applied bias field and the driving frequency on the current distribution in the samples.

  18. Influence of Co addition on the magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect of Nanoperm (Fe{sub 1-X}Co{sub X}){sub 75}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 15} type alloys prepared by mechanical alloying

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    Ipus, J.J.; Blazquez, J.S.; Franco, V. [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, Apartado 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain); Conde, A., E-mail: conde@us.e [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, Apartado 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)

    2010-04-30

    Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric response of mechanically alloyed (Fe{sub 1-X}Co{sub X}){sub 75}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 15} (X = 0.15 and 0.30) powders have been studied as a function of crystalline fraction. From X-ray diffraction, it was observed that the amorphization process is delayed with the Co addition in the alloy. Crystallization temperature of the amorphous phase developed during milling decreases as Co content increases. Temperature dependence of magnetization curves shows that the Curie temperature of the amorphous phase increases as the Co content increases. The peak magnetic entropy change slowly increases with Co addition for low crystalline fractions and the refrigerant capacity decreases as Co increases in the alloy.

  19. MnO - induced crystallization and optical characteristics of PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass system

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    Satyanarayana, T; Nagarjuna, G; Veeraiah, N [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid - 521 201, A.P (India); Raghavaiah, B V [St. Ann' s College of Engineering and Technology, Chirala-523 187, A.P (India); Mohan, N Krishna, E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Akkineni Nageswara Rao College, Gudivada-521 301, A.P (India)

    2009-07-15

    PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different concentrations of MnO (ranging from 0 to 3.0 mol %) were crystallized. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and EDS techniques. A number of studies viz., optical absorption, ESR, IR, magnetic susceptibility and luminescence of these glass ceramics have been carried out. The X-ray diffraction spectra revealed the presence of lead antimony oxide and manganese antimony oxide crystalline phases in these samples. The variations observed as the function of the crystallizing agent in all the properties have been analyzed in the light of different oxidation states (Mn{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 3+}) and environment of manganese ions in the glass ceramic network.

  20. Wire-length effect on GMI in Co{sub 70.3}Fe{sub 3.7}B{sub 10}Si{sub 13}Cr{sub 3} amorphous glass-coated microwires

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    Qin, F.X., E-mail: faxiang.qin@bristol.ac.u [Advanced Composite Center for Innovation and Science, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (United Kingdom); Peng, H.X. [Advanced Composite Center for Innovation and Science, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (United Kingdom); Phan, M.H. [Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 (United States)

    2010-03-15

    The sample length dependence of giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) in Co{sub 70.3}Fe{sub 3.7}B{sub 10}Si{sub 13}Cr{sub 3} amorphous glass-coated microwires has been studied experimentally and theoretically in the frequency range of 1-10 MHz. It has been shown that there exists a critical microwire length, below which the GMI effect is favored in shorter microwires and above which longer microwires possess a more sensitive dependence of the real component of the impedance to the frequency variation. It is demonstrated that once the resistance of the microwires of varied length is determined, it is possible to evaluate the change in GMI profiles with respect to the change of wire length. The simplified skin-effect model has been found to well explain the observed behaviors.

  1. Measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0}-B{sup Macron }{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency {Delta}m{sub s} in B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}D{sub s}{sup -}(3){pi} decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Arrabito, L. [CC-IN2P3, CNRS/IN2P3, Lyon-Villeurbanne (France); Artamonov, A. [Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP), Protvino (Russian Federation); and others

    2012-03-19

    The B{sub s}{sup 0}-B{sup Macron }{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency {Delta}m{sub s} is measured with 36 pb{sup -1} of data collected in pp collisions at {radical}(s)=7 TeV by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. A total of 1381 B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} and B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}D{sub s}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} signal decays are reconstructed, with average decay time resolutions of 44 fs and 36 fs, respectively. An oscillation signal with a statistical significance of 4.6{sigma} is observed. The measured oscillation frequency is {Delta}m{sub s}=17.63{+-}0.11(stat){+-}0.02(syst) ps{sup -1}.

  2. Effective lifetime measurements in the B{sub s}{sup 0}→K{sup +}K{sup −}, B{sup 0}→K{sup +}π{sup −} and B{sub s}{sup 0}→π{sup +}K{sup −} decays

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); An, L. [Center for High Energy Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Andreotti, M. [Sezione INFN di Ferrara, Ferrara (Italy); and others

    2014-09-07

    Measurements of the effective lifetimes in the B{sub s}{sup 0}→K{sup +}K{sup −}, B{sup 0}→K{sup +}π{sup −} and B{sub s}{sup 0}→π{sup +}K{sup −} decays are presented using 1.0 fb{sup −1} of pp collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV by the LHCb experiment. The analysis uses a data-driven approach to correct for the decay time acceptance. The measured effective lifetimes are τ{sub B{sub s{sup 0}→K{sup +}K{sup −}}}=1.407±0.016(stat)±0.007(syst) ps, τ{sub B{sup 0}→K{sup +}π{sup −}}=1.524±0.011(stat)±0.004(syst) ps, τ{sub B{sub s{sup 0}→π{sup +}K{sup −}}}=1.60±0.06(stat)±0.01(syst) ps. This is the most precise determination to date of the effective lifetime in the B{sub s}{sup 0}→K{sup +}K{sup −} decay and provides constraints on contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model to the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing phase and the width difference ΔΓ{sub s}.

  3. Anomalous behavior of B{sub 1g} mode in highly transparent anatase nano-crystalline Nb-doped Titanium Dioxide (NTO) thin films

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    Gautam, Subodh K., E-mail: subodhkgtm@gmail.com, E-mail: fouran@gmail.com; Ojha, S.; Singh, Fouran, E-mail: subodhkgtm@gmail.com, E-mail: fouran@gmail.com [Material Science Group, Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi -110067 (India); Gautam, Naina [Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi - 110023 (India); Singh, R. G. [Department of Physics, Bhagini Nivedita College, Delhi University, Delhi– 110043 (India); Shukla, D. K. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India)

    2015-12-15

    The effect of Niobium doping and size of crystallites on highly transparent nano-crystalline Niobium doped Titanium Dioxide (NTO) thin films with stable anatase phase are reported. The Nb doping concentration is varied within the solubility limit in TiO{sub 2} lattice. Films were annealed in controlled environment for improving the crystallinity and size of crystallites. Elemental and thickness analysis were carried out using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and cross sectional field emission scanning electron microscopy. Structural characteristics reveal a substitutional incorporation of Nb{sup +5} in the TiO{sub 2} lattice which inhibits the anatase crystallites growth with increasing the doping percentage. The micro-Raman (MR) spectra of films with small size crystallites shows stiffening of about 4 cm{sup −1} for the E{sub g(1)} mode and is ascribed to phonon confinement and non-stoichiometry. In contrast, B{sub 1g} mode exhibits a large anomalous softening of 20 cm{sup −1} with asymmetrical broadening; which was not reported for the case of pure TiO{sub 2} crystallites. This anomalous behaviour is explained by contraction of the apical Ti-O bonds at the surface upon substitutional Nb{sup 5+} doping induced reduction of Ti{sup 4+} ions also known as hetero-coordination effect. The proposed hypotheses is manifested through studying the electronic structure and phonon dynamics by performing the near edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) and temperature dependent MR down to liquid nitrogen temperature on pure and 2.5 at.% doped NTO films, respectively.

  4. Effects of aldose reductase inhibitor and vitamin B{sub 12} on myocardial uptake of iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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    Utsunomiya, Keita; Narabayashi, Isamu [Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka (Japan); Tamura, Koji; Nakatani, Yuko; Saika, Yoshinori; Onishi, Satoshi; Kariyone, Shigeo [Department of Radiology, Internal Medicine and Surgery, Keihanna Hospital, Osaka (Japan)

    1998-12-01

    This study was undertaken to examine the effects of aldose reductase inhibitor (ARI) and vitamin B{sub 12} (VB12) on myocardial uptake of iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) in patients with diabetic autonomic disorder. Myocardial scintigraphy using {sup 123}I-MIBG was performed on 20 healthy volunteers (controls) and 56 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), in order to obtain the heart/mediastinum ratio in the initial (HMi) and the delayed images (HMd), and the washout rate (%WR). Thirty-four of the 56 NIDDM patients could be diagnosed as having diabetic autonomic disorder by evaluating their scintigraphic findings in comparison with the controls. Seventeen of these 34 patients received 150 mg/day of epalrestat (ARI group) in three divided doses before meals, and the other 17 received 1.5 mg/day of mecobalamin (VB12 group) in three divided doses after meals, for 3-5 months. According to the presence or absence of clinical symptoms of autonomic or peripheral somatic nerve disorder, the patients were subclassified into four groups. group 1=patients, with autonomic symptoms or somatosensory disorder in the ARI group; group 2=patients without autonomic symptoms or somatosensory disorder in the ARI group; group 3=patients with autonomic symptoms or somatosensory disorder in the VB12 group; and group 4=patients without autonomic symptoms or somatosensory disorder in the VB12 group. After completion of the treatment, myocardial scintigraphy was performed again. Comparing the results obtained before and after the treatment, it was seen that ARI improved only the HMi in group 1 (P=0.046), whereas VB12 significantly improved HMi in the group 3 (P=0.018) and HMi, HMd and %WR in group 4 (P=0.043, P=0.018 and P=0.043, respectively). We conclude that VB12 is more efficacious than ARI in the treatment of diabetic cardiovascular autonomic disorder. (orig.) With 2 figs., 3 tabs., 23 refs.

  5. anti B{sup 0}, B{sup -} and anti B{sub s}{sup 0} decays into J/ψ and K anti K or πη

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    Liang, Wei-Hong [Guangxi Normal University, Department of Physics, Guilin (China); Xie, Ju-Jun [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China); Oset, E. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou (China); Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia-CSIC Institutos de Investigacion de Paterna, Departamento de Fisica Teorica y IFIC, Valencia (Spain)

    2015-12-15

    We study the anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → J/ψK{sup +}K{sup -}, anti B{sup 0} → J/ψK{sup +}K{sup -}, B{sup -} → J/ψK{sup 0}K{sup -}, anti B{sup 0} → J/ψπ{sup 0}η and B{sup -} → J/ψπ{sup -}η decays and compare their mass distributions with those obtained for the anti B{sub s}{sup 0} → J/ψπ{sup +}π{sup -} and anti B{sup 0} → J/ψπ{sup +}π{sup -}. The approach followed consist in a factorization of the weak part and the hadronization part into a factor which is common to all the processes. Then what makes the reactions different are some trivial Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements and the weight by which the different pairs of mesons appear in a primary step plus their final state interaction. These elements are part of the theory and thus, up to a global normalization factor, all the invariant mass distributions are predicted with no free parameters. Comparison is made with the limited experimental information available. Further comparison of these results with coming LHCb measurements will be very valuable to make progress in our understanding of the meson.meson interaction and the nature of the low lying scalar meson resonances, f{sub 0}(500), f{sub 0}(980) and a{sub 0}(980). (orig.)

  6. anti B{sub d,s} → D{sup *}{sub d,s}V and anti B{sup *}{sub d,s} → D{sub d,s}V decays in QCD factorization and possible puzzles

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    Chang, Qin [Henan Normal University, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Henan (China); Central China Normal University, Institute of Particle Physics, Wuhan (China); Chen, Ling-Xin; Zhang, Yun-Yun; Sun, Jun-Feng; Yang, Yue-Ling [Henan Normal University, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Henan (China)

    2016-10-15

    Motivated by the rapid development of heavy-flavor experiments, phenomenological studies of nonleptonic anti B{sub d,s} → D{sup *}{sub d,s}V and anti B{sup *}{sub d,s} → D{sub d,s}V (V = ρ, K*) decays are performed within the framework of QCD factorization. Relative to the previous work, the QCD corrections to the transverse amplitudes are evaluated at next-to-leading order. The theoretical predictions of the observables are updated. For the measured anti B{sub d,s} → D{sup *}{sub d,s}V decays, the tensions between theoretical results and experimental measurements, i.e. the ''R{sub ds}{sup V} puzzle'' and ''D*V (or R{sub V/l} {sub anti} {sub ν{sub l)}} puzzle'', are presented after detailed analyses. For the anti B{sup *}{sub d,s} → D{sub d,s}V decays, they have relatively large branching fractions of the order >or similar O(10{sup -9}) and are in the scope of Belle-II and LHCb experiments. Moreover, they also provide a way to crosscheck the possible puzzles mentioned above through the similar ratios R{sub ds}{sup 'V} and R{sup '}{sub V/l} {sub anti} {sub ν{sub l.}} More refined experimental measurements and theoretical efforts are required to confirm or refute such two anomalies. (orig.)

  7. Structure-Function of the Cytochrome b>6f Complex of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

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    Cramer, W. A.; Yamashita, E.; Baniulis, D.; Whitelegge, J.; Hasan, S. S. [Lithuanian RAF; (UCLA); (Purdue); (Osaka)

    2014-03-20

    Structure–function of the major integral membrane cytochrome b>6f complex that functions in cyanobacteria, algae, and green plants to transfer electrons between the two reaction center complexes in the electron transport chain of oxygenic photosynthesis is discussed in the context of recently obtained crystal structures of the complex and soluble domains of cytochrome f and the Rieske iron–sulfur protein. The energy-transducing function of the complex, generation of the proton trans-membrane electrochemical potential gradient, centers on the oxidation/reduction pathways of the plastoquinol/plastoquinone (QH2/Q), the proton donor/acceptor within the complex. These redox reactions are carried out by five redox prosthetic groups embedded in each monomer, the high potential two iron–two sulfur cluster and the heme of cytochrome f on the electropositive side (p) of the complex, two noncovalently bound b-type hemes that cross the complex and the membrane, and a covalently bound c-type heme (cn) on the electronegative side (n). These five redox-active groups are organized in high- (cyt f/[2Fe–2S] and low-potential (hemes bp, bn, cn) electron transport pathways that oxidize and reduce the quinol and quinone on the p- and n-sides in a Q-cycle-type mechanism, while translocating as many as 2 H+ to the p-side aqueous side for every electron transferred through the high potential chain to the photosystem I reaction center. The presence of heme cn and the connection of the n-side of the membrane and b>6f complex to the cyclic electron transport chain indicate that the Q cycle in the oxygenic photosynthetic electron transport chain differs from those connected to the bc1 complex in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and the chain in photosynthetic bacteria. Inferences from the structure and C2 symmetry of the complex for the pathway of QH2/Q transfer

  8. Co-C binding cleavage by the hydrolysis reaction of the Vitamins B{sub 12} coenzyme; Bitamin B{sub 12} hokoso no kasui bunkai hanno ni yoru Co-C setsugo kairetsu

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    Yonemura, T. [Kochi Univ., Kochi (Japan)

    2000-01-01

    Vitamin B{sub 12} isolated as antineoplastic anemia agent in 1948 were organometallic complex found in the nature at first, and it was noticed as a metal compound with the unique cobalt-carbon sigma (Co-C{sigma}) combination. Halpern et al. had estimated the dissociation energy to be 26-31kcal/mol when the Co-C combination of the segregated adenosylcobalamin clove in the homolysis, and Finke et al. reported that the cleavage speed is hastened over 10 {sup 10} times under the enzymatic reaction condition inside such a protein. Based on this important factor, the contribution of the electro-donicity of the shaft configuration base was indicated, and other factors to cause the Co-C binding cleavage were recently examined by Halpern and Finke et al. According to the research by Halpern, homolysis reaction and heterolysis reaction were competitively generated, and pH value, temperature, type of the alkyl ligand had a great influence. Especially, it has been clarified that the difference due to the substituent is remarkable. (NEDO)

  9. Microscopic changes in HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C due to thermal treatment and its effect on superconductivity

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    Dertinger, A.; Dinnebier, R. E.; Kreyssig, A.; Stephens, P. W.; Pagola, S.; Loewenhaupt, M.; van Smaalen, S.; Braun, H. F.

    2001-05-01

    The low-temperature properties of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C strongly depend on its thermodynamic state established via thermal treatment. We present high resolution x-ray powder diffraction data taken on a pair of polycrystalline samples with identical chemical composition (HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2.1}C) but annealed at different temperatures, namely, at 800 and at 1100{sup o}C. Their superconducting transition temperatures differ by more than 10%. Rietveld refinement and difference Fourier analysis reveal subtle differences in the atomic parameters and in the electron density on the carbon site. Furthermore, a new atomic site can be identified for both samples, which is partially occupied with the lighter atoms boron or carbon.

  10. Influence of phase transformation on interfacial activity and bend sensitivity of rapidly quenched Fe{sub 77.5}Si{sub 7.5}B{sub 15}/Co{sub 72.5}Si{sub 12.5}B{sub 15} bilayered magnetostrictive ribbons

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    Panda, A.K., E-mail: akpanda@nmlindia.org; Dey, Sushmita; Roy, R.K.; Singh, Satnam; Mitra, A.

    2015-03-15

    Rapidly quenched bilayer magnetostrictive ribbons have been prepared and characterized to investigate phase transformations, interfacial activity and their potentiality as bend sensors. The bilayer ribbons were processed in a way to make the positively magnetostrictive layer Fe{sub 77.5}Si{sub 7.5}B{sub 15} as the free surface while negatively magnetostrictive Co{sub 72.5}Si{sub 12.5}B{sub 15} layer as the one in contact with the quenching copper wheel. Elemental concentration profiles obtained through electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) revealed synergistic variation in Fe and Co content at the interface. Devitrification process was also observed from atomic migrations and combinations influencing the interface width. Configuration of the bent layers showed interesting bending parameter output which could be further enhanced through stress relaxation. A detrimental effect of devitrification on bend sensitivity of rapidly quenched bilayers was also displayed. - Highlights: • Melt spun bilayered ribbons of Fe{sub 77.5}Si{sub 7.5}B{sub 15} and Co{sub 72.5}Si{sub 12.5}B{sub 15} alloys were prepared. • Superior bend sensitivity in bilayered ribbons were observed through stress relief. • Synergistic Fe and Co interfacial diffusion occurred across Fe and Co alloy bilayer. • Quantitative analysis elucidates diffusion across interface zone of bilayer. • Bend sensor configuration has been suggested based on functional gradation.

  11. Measurement of the polarization amplitudes and triple product asymmetries in the B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{phi}{phi} decay

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); and others

    2012-07-18

    Using 1.0 fb{sup -1} of pp collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of {radical}(s)=7 TeV with the LHCb detector, measurements of the polarization amplitudes, strong phase difference and triple product asymmetries in the B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{phi}{phi} decay mode are presented. The measured values are (table)

  12. Preparation, characterization and wear resistance to ceramic composites Si C/Ti B{sub 2}; Elaboration, caracterisation et resistance a l`usure de composites ceramiques SiC/TiB{sub 2}

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    Blanc, C.

    1997-12-18

    The composites Si C-Ti B{sub 2} (5,10,15% vol. Ti B{sub 2}) have been synthesized by natural and reactive sintering from Ti O{sub 2}, B{sub 4} C and phenolic resin used as carbon source, by the reaction: Ti O{sub 2} + 0.5 B{sub 4} C +1.5 C -> Ti B{sub 2} + 2 CO (1400 degrees Celsius). They have been characterized from a microstructural, mechanical and tribological point of view. The dispersion of Ti B{sub 2} particles is very homogeneous in optical microscopy and in scanning electron microscopy. The images analysis has showed that most of the particles have a size smaller than 1 {mu}m. The atomic force microscopy and the transmission electron microscopy have revealed the existence of nanometrical particles. Concerning the mechanical properties, the fracture toughness increases with the Ti B{sub 2} rate and the hardness decreases. By friction, the composite materials wear slowly than the monolithic SiC. The wear mechanisms are modified in air and in water. In air, a layer of oxidized scraps, protector if it is stable, are formed for composites while there is formation of rollers for SiC. In water, composites are polished while SiC wears by cleavages. The influence of the Ti B{sub 2} phase on the wear resistance is due to the tribo-oxidation: a lubrication can take place through the tribo-oxidation products. (O.M.) 64 refs.

  13. Optical absorption of isotopically enriched Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystals irradiated by thermal neutrons

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    Burak, Ya.V. E-mail: burak@ifo.lviv.ua; Adamiv, V.T.; Teslyuk, I.M.; Shevel, V.M

    2004-12-01

    Induced absorption spectra in the range 200-900 nm at 77 and 290 K for Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystals, isotopically Li and B enriched are presented after irradiation of these crystals by thermal neutrons with fluence 1.8x10{sup 16} cm{sup -2}. The dependence of induced absorption spectra on the isotope composition was revealed: for {sup 6}Li{sub 2}{sup 10}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} and {sup 7}Li{sub 2}{sup 10}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} crystals intensive band in the region of 280-294 nm was observed. Under substitution of {sup 7}Li isotope by {sup 6}Li in the lithium tetraborate lattice no changes in the absorption spectra were observed. The nuclear reaction {sup 10}B(n,{alpha}){sup 7}Li is proposed to be the main mechanism of formation of the radiation defects.

  14. Grain alignment and microstructure of (Nd,Dy){sub 12.8}(Fe,M) {sub 80.7}B{sub 6.5} by strip casting

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    Liu, H.Q. [Physics Department, School of Physics and Microelectronics, Shandong University, Ji' nan, 250100 (China)]. E-mail: liuhq168@163.com; Wang, B. [Physics Department, School of Physics and Microelectronics, Shandong University, Ji' nan, 250100 (China); Han, G.B. [Physics Department, School of Physics and Microelectronics, Shandong University, Ji' nan, 250100 (China); Gao, R.W. [Physics Department, School of Physics and Microelectronics, Shandong University, Ji' nan, 250100 (China)]. E-mail: gaorwbox@sdu.edu.cn

    2005-01-01

    The alignment of Nd2Fe14B grains (T{sub 1}) and the microstructure of (Nd,Dy){sub 12.8}(Fe,M) {sub 80.7}B{sub 6.5} strip cast ribbons are reported in this paper. In the strips there is a pronounced texture of the tetragonal T{sub 1} phase and the columnar grains exhibit apparent alignment along [00L]. The alignment coefficient {phi} changes with the wheel speed V and is highest at V=1.5-2m/s. The Nd-rich phase is well segregated and widely distributed enclosing the fine columnar grains of the main phase in the strips prepared at V=2m/s. The magnetic properties of sintered magnets prepared from this kind of (Nd,Dy){sub 12.8}(Fe,M) {sub 80.7}B{sub 6.5} strip cast ribbons are as follows: B{sub r}=1.457T(14.57kG), H{sub cj}=1048kA/m (BH){sub max}=408kJ/m{sup 3} (51.3MGOe)

  15. Redetermination of the crystal structure of boron subphthalocyanine chloride (Cl-BsubPc) enabled by slow train sublimation.

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    Virdo, Jessica D; Lough, Alan J; Bender, Timothy P

    2016-04-01

    The crystal structure of boron subphthalocyanine chloride [systematic name: chlorido(subphthalocyaninato)boron], C24H12BClN6, a material of widespread interest in organic electronic device applications, has been redetermined with a higher precision using large single crystals obtained via slow train sublimation. Details are given for the construction and operation of the train sublimation system, which has been designed to reproducibly yield single crystals suitable for diffraction experiments in a manner which approximates the vacuum deposition conditions commonly used to fabricate organic electronic devices. Diffraction experiments were conducted using two crystal samples and four temperatures (90, 123, 147 and 295 K), enabling a discussion of changes in the unit cell and intermolecular interactions with respect to temperature and in comparison to two previously published structures of Cl-BsubPc. The redetermined structure confirms the original structure published 41 years ago [Meller & Ossko (1972). Monatsh. Chem. 103, 150-155], with significantly improved precision for the geometric parameters. Analysis of the crystal structure revealed three intersecting ribbon motifs formed through a combination of π-π and halogen-π (specifically B-Cl...π) interactions. H atoms were refined independently in order to facilitate a thorough discussion of these intermolecular interactions using Hirshfeld surface analysis.

  16. Quenching-rate dependence of the magnetic and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} ribbons obtained by Joule heating

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    Allia, P.; Tiberto, P. [Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Baricco, M. [Univ. di Torino (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica; Knobel, M.; Vinai, F. [Ist. Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, Torino (Italy)

    1994-03-01

    Four Fe{sub 73.5}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} ribbons obtained by melt spinning with different quenching rates were submitted to direct current (DC) Joule-heating treatment in vacuum. On-line measurements of the electrical resistance were performed in the course of Joule heating in order to study the development of the nanocrystalline phase. The results show that the nanocrystallization kinetics is strongly dependent on the initial degree of structural disorder. The increase in both initial magnetic permeability and brittleness upon nanocrystallization were observed to be affected by the initial topological disorder.

  17. Measurement of the B{sub s} oscillations with the semileptonic deacy B{sup 0}{sub s} {yields} D{sup -}{sub s} ({phi}{pi}{sup -}) {mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}} with the DOe detector; Messung der B{sub s}-Oszillation mit dem semileptonischen Zerfall B{sup 0}{sub s} {yields} D{sup -}{sub s} ({phi}{pi}{sup -}) {mu}{sup +}{nu}{sub {mu}} mit dem DOe-Detektor

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    Ay, C.

    2006-07-01

    in this thesis the measurement of B{sub s} oscillations by means of the decay B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup -}({phi}{pi}{sup -}){sub {mu}}{sup +}X at the Tevatron at a c. m. energy of {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV is described. From the results a lower limit of the oscillation frequency of {delta}m{sub s}>15.5 ps{sup -1} has been derived. (HSI)

  18. Photoluminescence of excitons bound to isoelectronic B{sub 80}{sup 4} (1.10680 eV) centers in single-crystal silicon

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    Kaminskii, A.S.; Lavrov, E.V. [Inst. of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1995-09-01

    Excitons bound to isoelectronic B{sub 80}{sup 4} centers, which appear in pure single-crystal silicon (having a density of electrically active impurities < 10{sup 13} cm{sup {minus}3}) after neutron irradiation followed by annealing at 385{degrees}C, have been investigated. The recombination luminescence spectra of excitons bound to these centers have been investigated. The recombination luminescence spectra of excitons bound to these centers have been investigated in magnetic fields ranging from 0 to 6 T and with uniaxial compression of the samples in the (001), (111), and (110) directions. A high-resolution Fabry-Perot spectrometer has been used for spectral analysis of the recombination luminescence. The fine structure of the ground state of excitons bound to B{sub 80}{sup 4} centers has been observed. It has been established that the ground state is split in two ({approx}65{mu}3V) and that the optical transition from the lower state is forbidden by the selection rules and appears in the recombination luminescence spectra only in a magnetic field. It has been shown that B{sub 80}{sup 4} centers are of the trigonal type and have a symmetry corresponding to the C{sub 3v} point group. The Hamiltonian for excitons bound to B{sub 80}{sup 4} centers in a magnetic field and in a strain field has been constructed. The structure of the excitonic terms can be explained, if the exchange interaction between the electron and the hole and the interaction of the electron and the hole with the defect potential are taken into account. The splitting of the recombination luminescence lines associated with uniaxial straining of the crystals in the (001), (111), and (011) directions is explained. A comparison of the Zeeman spectra with the results of the calculation yields the g factors of an electron and a hole bound to an isoelectronic B{sub 80}{sup 4} center, which are equal to g{sub e}=2,g{sub {perpendicular}}{sup h}=2.68, and g{sub {parallel}}{sup h}=1.27. 11 refs., 5 figs.

  19. Effect of Cu addition on nanocrystallization behaviors and magnetic properties of the Fe{sub 76.5−x}C{sub 6.0}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7}Cu{sub x} (x = 0–3 at.%) bulk metallic glass

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    Jung, H.Y. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of); Yi, S., E-mail: yish@knu.ac.kr [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-06-05

    Highlights: ► Effect of Cu on the modification of primary phase of soft magnetic nanocrystalline alloys. ► Soft magnetic nanocrystalline alloys with amorphous precursor having high glass forming ability. ► Enhancement of glass forming ability with small amount of Cu addition. -- Abstract: The effect of Cu addition on the glass forming ability, nanocrystallization process and soft magnetic properties of the Fe{sub 76.5}C{sub 6.0}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7} bulk metallic glass has been studied. In spite of relatively high C contents of the alloy, with only 0.5% Cu addition, the primary phase was successfully changed from metastable carbide Fe{sub 23}C{sub 6} phase to stable alpha-Fe phase and the nucleation rate at the early stage of crystallization was significantly increased. Nanocrystallization of the Fe{sub 76.0}C{sub 6.0}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7}Cu{sub 0.5} (at.%) bulk metallic glass was studied through isothermal annealing treatments at temperature below the crystallization temperature of the alloy. With annealing at T{sub x} − 50 °C for 30 min, a large number of very fine regions (<3 nm) with ordered atomic arrangements embedded in the amorphous matrix were observed. Upon further annealing, nanocrystals of alpha-Fe phase were formed improving soft magnetic properties of the sample, which confirms the soft magnetic nanocrystallization phenomenon in Fe{sub 76.0}C{sub 6.0}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7}Cu{sub 0.5} (at.%) bulk metallic glass. By controlling the annealing parameters as well as minor Cu contents, magnetic properties of the Fe{sub 76.5}C{sub 6.0}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7} (at.%) bulk metallic glass were effectively optimized for practical applications.

  20. Structure and crystallization behavior of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}⋅3B{sub 2}O{sub 3} metaborate glasses doped with Nd{sup 3+} or Eu{sup 3+} ions

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    Pytalev, D.S., E-mail: pytalev@isan.troitsk.ru [Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, 5 Fizicheskaya St., 142190 Troitsk, Moscow (Russian Federation); Caurant, D.; Majérus, O.; Trégouët, H. [Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, CNRS – Chimie ParisTech, 11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris (France); Charpentier, T. [CEA, IRAMIS, NIMBE, CEA-CNRS UMR 3299, Laboratoire de Structure et Dynamique par Résonance Magnétique, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Mavrin, B.N. [Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, 5 Fizicheskaya St., 142190 Troitsk, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2015-08-25

    Highlights: • The structure and crystallization behavior of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3}⋅3B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass are studied. • LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6} crystallizes congruently without intermediate but only from glass surface. • The structure of the amorphous and the crystalline phases differ significantly. • The activation energy of LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6} crystal growth is determined. - Abstract: The local structure and crystallization behavior of the stoichiometric La{sub 2}O{sub 3}⋅3B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (LaMB) metaborate glass doped with Nd{sup 3+} or Eu{sup 3+} ions are studied using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman scattering and {sup 11}B magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), optical absorbance and luminescence techniques. In the crystallized samples, XRD, NMR and Raman spectroscopy have detected the formation of only one crystalline phase (congruent crystallization of LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6}). No intermediate metastable crystalline phase has been detected before LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6} crystals formation (single stage crystallization process). The observation of heat treated glass samples by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and optical microscopy coupled with the study of the effect of varying the glass particle size on the DTA curves have both revealed that LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6} crystallization only occurs by a heterogeneous nucleation mechanism (needle-shape crystals) from glass surface. The activation energy E{sub c} of crystal growth has been determined by performing DTA experiments at different heating rates with the Kissinger (784 kJ/mol) and Ozawa (801 kJ/mol) equations than can be used for surface crystallization processes. The heterogeneous crystallization behavior and the spectroscopic results obtained in this work by comparing the LaMB glass with the LaB{sub 3}O{sub 6} crystalline phase suggest the existence of significant structural differences between the amorphous and the crystalline phases contrary to what

  1. Structural and magnetic properties of Fe{sub 76}P{sub 5}(Si{sub 0.3}B{sub 0.5}C{sub 0.2}){sub 19} amorphous alloy

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    Lavorato, G.C. [INTECIN (FIUBA-CONICET), Paseo Colon 850, Capital Federal (Argentina); Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Torino (Italy); Fiore, G. [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Torino (Italy); Tiberto, P. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Torino (Italy); Baricco, M. [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Torino (Italy); Sirkin, H. [INTECIN (FIUBA-CONICET), Paseo Colon 850, Capital Federal (Argentina); Moya, J.A., E-mail: jmoya.fi.uba@gmail.com [GIM - IESIING, Universidad Catolica de Salta, INTECIN (UBA-CONICET) (Argentina)

    2012-09-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fe{sub 76}P{sub 5}(Si{sub 0.3}B{sub 0.5}C{sub 0.2}){sub 19} amorphous alloy in ribbons and 1 mm and 2 mm rod samples. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Good glass forming ability with {Delta}T = 50 K and {gamma} = 0.37 and off-eutectic composition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Good soft magnetic properties with magnetization saturation of 1.44 T. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Geometrical factors are the primary causes of magnetic losses in frequencies above 10 Hz. - Abstract: Recently, bulk amorphous alloys were produced in the Fe-B-Si-P-C system with high glass forming ability, excellent magnetic properties and the advantage of containing no expensive glass-forming elements, such as Ga, Y, Cr or Nb, having, therefore, a good perspective of commercial applications. In the present work, the Fe{sub 76}P{sub 5}(Si{sub 0.3}B{sub 0.5}C{sub 0.2}){sub 19} amorphous alloy prepared by two quenching techniques has been studied. Amorphous ribbons of about 40 {mu}m thick were obtained by planar-flow casting together with cylinders having 1 and 2 mm diameter produced by copper mold injection casting. All the samples appear fully amorphous after X-ray diffraction analysis. A comprehensive set of thermal data (glass, crystallization, melting and liquidus temperatures) were obtained as well as a description of the melting and solidification processes. Mechanical microhardness tests showed that the samples have a hardness of 9.7 {+-} 0.3 GPa. Good soft-magnetic properties were obtained, including a high magnetization of 1.44 T and a low coercivity (4.5 A/m for ribbons and 7.5 A/m in the case of 1 mm rod samples, both in as-cast state). Thermomagnetic studies showed a Curie temperature around 665 K and the precipitation of new magnetic phases upon temperatures of 1000 K. Furthermore, the frequency dependence of magnetic losses at a fixed peak induction was studied. The results suggest the occurrence of a fine magnetic domain structure in bulk

  2. Optically induced effects in nano-crystallized PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Satyanarayana, T. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201 (India); Physics Department (13N - FSCOSD), Aveiro University, 3800-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Kityk, I.V. [Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Czestochowa, Aleja Armii, Krajowej 17/19, PL-42-201 Czestochowa (Poland); Gandhi, Y.; Ravikumar, V. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201 (India); Kuznik, W. [Chemical Department, Czestochowa University of Technology, Strzody 9, Gliwice (Poland); Piasecki, M. [Institute of Physics, J. Dluygosz University, Armii Krajowej 13.15, Czestochowa (Poland); Valente, M.A. [Physics Department (13N - FSCOSD), Aveiro University, 3800-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Veeraiah, N., E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.co [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201 (India)

    2010-06-18

    PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different content of Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3} (ranging from 0 to 0.6 mol%) were crystallized. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) techniques. The TEM studies indicated that the samples contain well defined and randomly distributed nanoclusters possessing the sizes within {approx}30-40 nm. The XRD spectra have exhibited diffraction peaks due to presence of Pb{sub 5}Sb{sub 2}O{sub 8}, Pb{sub 3}(SbO{sub 4}){sub 2}, PbB{sub 4}O{sub 7}, {beta}-PrSbO{sub 4}, Pr{sub 3}SbO{sub 7}, Pr{sub 3}Sb{sub 5}O{sub 12} crystalline phases. From these spectra, it was identified that the antimony ions co-exist in Sb{sup 5+} state with Sb{sup 3+} state in the titled glass ceramic samples. The photo-induced birefringence (changes in refractive indices) caused by simultaneous exposure of the sample with the doubled frequency coherent laser beam (1.54 {mu}m and 0.77 {mu}m) was monitored by polarized probing beam of varying wavelength in the range of 750-1250 nm. The induced birefringence exhibited a maximum at about 1000 nm, a wavelength corresponding to {sup 3}H{sub 4} {yields} {sup 1}G{sub 4} optical excitation transition of Pr{sup 3+} ion. We have established a correlation between the intensity of this transition and the birefringence dispersion. Principal role of the photo-occupation of this transition is identified. The variations of photo-induced birefringence with increase in the content of Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3} is explained due to the increasing degree of disorder and increasing concentration of deformed PrO{sub 8} structural units in the glass ceramic. Further analysis of these results coupled with the data on IR and Raman spectral studies, has indicated that PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses crystallized with 0.6 mol% of Pr{sub 2}O{sub 3} exhibit maximal birefringence effects.

  3. Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of dissimilar friction stir welded joints between AA1100-B{sub 4}C MMC and AA6063 alloy

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    Guo, J. [Department of Applied Science, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Saguenay (QC) G7H 2B1 (Canada); Aluminium Technology Centre, National Research Council Canada, Saguenay (QC) G7H 8C3 (Canada); Gougeon, P. [Aluminium Technology Centre, National Research Council Canada, Saguenay (QC) G7H 8C3 (Canada); Chen, X.-G., E-mail: xgrant_chen@uqac.ca [Department of Applied Science, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Saguenay (QC) G7H 2B1 (Canada)

    2012-09-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microstructures and mechanical properties of dissimilar FSW between AA1100-B{sub 4}C and AA6063 alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Effect of the welding parameters on the interface bonding, joint microstructure and mechanical properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microstructural evolution of dissimilar joints revealed by the electron backscatter diffraction analysis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Good material mixing and seamless bonding around the interfaces between Al-B{sub 4}C and the AA6063 alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 100% joint efficiencies (UTS) achieved by all dissimilar joints. - Abstract: The feasibility of dissimilar friction stir welding (FSW) between the AA1100-16 vol.% B{sub 4}C metal matrix composite and the AA6063 alloy has been evaluated. The effect of the welding parameters on the interface bonding, joint microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated. The results revealed that all dissimilar joints produced under welding conditions investigated were stronger than the base materials of the Al-B{sub 4}C composite. Analysis of the Mg concentration and the B{sub 4}C particle distribution indicates that good material mixing and seamless bonding was achieved around the interface between the Al-B{sub 4}C composite and the Al 6063 alloy during FSW. The electron backscatter diffraction analysis (EBSD) shows that during dissimilar FSW, there was a gradual microstructural evolution on both material sides, resulting in a variety of grain structures in the different weld zones. In the weld zones of FSW joints, the materials underwent dynamic recovery and recrystallization to different extents depending on their thermal mechanical history. The grain refinement of both materials in the nugget zone was observed. It is recommended that the 6063 aluminum alloy should be fixed on the advancing side and the use of an appropriate offset to the 6063 aluminum side is preferred.

  4. Understanding microstructural evolution and soft magnetic properties in nanocrystallized metallic glass Fe{sub 68.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 18.5}B{sub 9}

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    Srivastava, A. P., E-mail: apsrivas@gmail.com; Srivastava, D. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Materials Science Division (India); Sharma, S. K.; Pujari, P. K. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Radiochemistry Division (India); Suresh, K. G. [Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Physics Department (India); Dey, G. K. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Materials Science Division (India)

    2013-01-15

    Microstructural evolution during nanocrystallization of amorphous metallic glass Fe{sub 68.5}Si{sub 18.5}Nb{sub 3}B{sub 9}Cu{sub 1} has been studied. The effect of microstructural features of nanocrystalline phases on soft magnetic properties have been evaluated and rationalized with existing theoretical models. The TEM and XRD studies have shown the presence of single Fe{sub 3}Si nanocrystalline phase at 550 Degree-Sign C (size range 13-16 nm) and three nanocrystalline phases Fe{sub 3}Si, Fe{sub 3}B, and Fe{sub 2}B at 800 Degree-Sign C (size range 18-100 nm). Increase in annealing time at 800 Degree-Sign C resulted in decomposition of metastable Fe{sub 3}B phase to equilibrium Fe{sub 2}B phase. Positron annihilation spectroscopy revealed the presence of nanovoids in amorphous samples. Theoretical estimations showed that these nanovoids were having free volume equivalent to that of a vacancy defect consisting of five or more atoms vacancy cluster present in the amorphous samples. Nature of interfaces associated with nanocrystalline phases could be characterized using positron annihilation spectroscopy. This study showed that metallic nanoparticles have very low concentration of thermal vacancies. Effects of nature of phases, particle density, and nanoparticle size on saturation magnetization and coercivity have been studied.

  5. Tensor structure function b{sub 1}{sup d}(x,Q{sup 2}) of the deuteron at NLO and NNLO at small-x

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    Islam, Saiful [R.G.I., Department of Physics, Assam, Guwahati (India); Choudhury, D.K. [Gauhati University, Department of Physics, Assam, Guwahati (India)

    2012-12-15

    The precision of the contemporary experimental data demands that the parton distribution functions (PDF's) should be corrected at least up to next-to-leading order (NLO) and preferably up to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). A general form of tensor structure function b{sub 1}{sup d}(x,Q{sup 2}) of the deuteron at NLO and NNLO is obtained by using the solution of Dokshitzer, Gribov, Lipatov, Altarelli, Parisi (DGLAP) equation for singlet structure function at small-x. Results are compared with HERA Experiment data. (orig.)

  6. Field angle dependence of the zero-energy density of states in unconventional superconductors: analysis of the borocarbide superconductor YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Nagai, Yuki; Kato, Yusuke [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Hayashi, Nobuhiko [CCSE, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 6-9-3 Higashi-Ueno, Tokyo 110-0015 (Japan); Yamauchi, Kunihiko [CNR-INFM, CASTI Regional Lab, I-67010 Coppito (L' Aqulia) (Italy); Harima, Hisatomo, E-mail: ynagai@Vortex.c.u-tokyo.ac.j [Department of Physics, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)

    2009-03-01

    We investigate the field-angle-dependent zero-energy density of states for YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C with using realistic Fermi surfaces obtained by band calculations. Both the 17th and 18th bands are taken into account. For calculating the oscillating density of states, we adopt the Kramer-Pesch approximation, which is found to improve accuracy in the oscillation amplitude. We show that superconducting gap structure determined by analyzing STM experiments is consistent with thermal transport and heat capacity measurements.

  7. The crystal structure of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} compound in the temperature range 10-290 K

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    Adamiv, V.T. [Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov Street, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine)], E-mail: adamiv@ifo.lviv.ua; Burak, Ya.V.; Teslyuk, I.M. [Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov Street, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine)

    2009-05-05

    Structural investigation of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} in the 10-290 K temperature range has been carried out by means of high-resolution powder diffraction technique applying synchrotron radiation. The obtained results show high thermal stability of tetraborate groups in the 10-290 K temperature range. The planar BO{sub 3} triangles somewhat enlarge at heating, while the BO{sub 4} tetrahedra compress excessively at heating from 10 to 290 K. In the 10-290 K temperature range maximal changes were observed for structural parameters of Li atoms, while the parameters of O atoms show minimal temperature variations.

  8. Properties of B{sub 4}C–PbO–Al(OH){sub 3}-epoxy nanocomposite prepared by ultrasonic dispersion approach for high temperature neutron shields

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    Lee, M.K., E-mail: leeminku@kaeri.re.kr [Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, J.K. [University of Science and Technology, Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, J.W.; Lee, G.J. [Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-02-01

    High functional epoxy nanocomposites with three different filler materials, i.e., B{sub 4}C, PbO, and Al(OH){sub 3}, were fabricated using an effective fabrication method consisting of an ultrasonic dispersion of nanoparticles in low-viscosity hardener and a subsequent mixing of a hardener-nanoparticle colloid with epoxy resins. It was confirmed that this approach provided not only an uniform dispersion but also an excellent wetting with enhanced interfacial adhesion of nano-particulate fillers within the matrix. By incorporating those three fillers, a synergistic effect was verified in multiple properties such as mechanical strength properties, thermal degradation, flame retardancy, and radiation shielding performance.

  9. Crystal structure of a new variety of lead dodecaborate Pb{sub 6}(Li{sub 0.65}Na{sub 0.19})[B{sub 12}O{sub 24}]I{sub 0.84} {center_dot} 0.168H{sub 2}O and its comparison with beryl and cordierite

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    Belokoneva, E. L., E-mail: elbel@geol.msu.ru; Derkach, I. K.; Dimitrova, O. V. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Geology (Russian Federation)

    2013-05-15

    Crystals of a new representative of ring-radical dodecaborates Pb{sub 6}(Li{sub 0.65}Na{sub 0.19})[B{sub 12}O{sub 24}]I{sub 0.84} {center_dot} 0.168H{sub 2}O, space group R3bar m , are obtained under hydrothermal conditions. The structure is determined with-out preliminary knowledge of the chemical formula. It is close to that of the Pb{sub 6}[B{sub 12}O{sub 24}] {center_dot} H{sub 2}O dodecaborate studied earlier, but unlike the latter structure it contains admixtures of iodide anion, lithium cation, and water molecule, which incompletely populate positions in channels. The formation of the second variety, which brings to light ion-exchange properties of the crystals, is due to mineralizing ions available in the concen-trated solution in the course of crystallization. The new compound is compared with beryl and cordierite, which have close structures with channels capable of capturing various groups. Structures of synthetic Na and Ag dodecaborates with analogous but distorted ring dodecaborate radicals are discussed.

  10. Low temperature magnetization behavior in Co{sub 36}Fe{sub 36}Si{sub 3}Al{sub 1}Nb{sub 4}B{sub 20} (at%) nanostructured alloy

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    Panda, A.K., E-mail: akpanda@nmlindia.or [Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur 831 007 (India); Mohanta, Ojaswini [Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur 831 007 (India); Basumallick, A. [Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal (India); Mitra, A. [Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur 831 007 (India)

    2010-12-15

    The investigation addresses low temperature magnetization behavior in Co{sub 36}Fe{sub 36}Si{sub 3}Al{sub 1}Nb{sub 4}B{sub 20} alloy ribbons in their as-spun as well as annealed state. Optimum heat treatment at 875 K led to nanocrystallization whereby bcc-(FeCo)SiAl nanoparticles were dispersed in an amorphous matrix as evidenced from transmission electron microscopy. Low temperature magnetization studies were carried out in the range 77-300 K. Using the method of mathematical fittings, magnetization extrapolated to 0 K was obtained. The dependence of the magnetization with respect to temperature of BT{sup 3/2} was used to determine the Bloch coefficient 'B' and spin wave stiffness constant 'D'. Magnetic softening revealed by lowering in the coercivity in the optimum nanostructured state was also the cause of a drop in the stiffness constant. The range of exchange interaction given by D/T{sub C} was higher in the nanostructured state compared to the as-spun amorphous state. The effect of nanocrystallization and the resulting ferromagnetic coupling was further evidenced by low temperature magnetization studies.

  11. The influence of nickel ions on spectroscopic and magnetic properties of PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass system

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    Satyanarayana, T; Rao, P Venkateswara; Rao, N Narasimha; Rambabu, M; Kumar, V Ravi, E-mail: vrksurya@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nuzvid Campus - 521 201, A.P. (India)

    2009-07-15

    PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different concentrations of NiO (ranging from 0 to 2.0 mol %) have been prepared by melt quenching technique and their spectroscopic properties viz., optical absorption and infrared transmission have been investigated. The optical absorption spectra of these glasses indicated that Ni{sup 2+} ions exist both in octahedral and tetrahedral sites. The IR spectral studies have revealed that the glasses containing NiO beyond 1.0 mol %, nickel ions mostly occupy octahedral positions, act as modifiers and induce higher degree of disorder in the glass network. The magnetic susceptibility studies indicated that a gradual decrease of the effective magnetic moment from 4.21 {mu}{sub B} (for sample N{sub 10}) to 2.91 {mu}{sub B} (for sample N{sub 20}); from this result, it is concluded that there is a gradual transformation of Ni{sup 2+} ions from the tetrahedral sites to the octahedral sites as the concentration of NiO is increased beyond 1.0 mol %.

  12. Preparation, heat treatment and photoluminescence properties of V-doped ZnO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Hamnabard, Zohreh, E-mail: zhamnabard@nrcam.org [Materials Research School, Ceramic Group, P.O. Box 14395-836, Alborz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khalkhali, Zahra, E-mail: khalkhali_z@yahoo.com [Department of Material Science, Ceramic Division, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Qazvini, Shamsi Sadat Alavi, E-mail: IRUH81@yahoo.com [Faculty of Materials Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Baghshahi, Saeid, E-mail: s.baghshahi@ikiu.ac.ir [Faculty of Engineering and Technology, I.K.I. University, Qazvin (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Maghsoudipour, Amir, E-mail: a_maghsoudi@merc.ac.ir [Ceramic Division, Materials and Energy Research Center, Alborz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-05-15

    Four glasses in ZnO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ternary system were prepared by the melt quenching method with the objective of optimizing sub-nanosecond emission over the UV region of zinc borosilicate glasses used in superfast scintillators. The effect of vanadium addition and heat treatment on phase formation, microstructure and photoluminescence properties of the glasses was characterized by means of DTA, XRD, SEM and fluorescence spectrophotometer. Vanadium contributed to the near-band-edge emission in two ways, by introducing donor levels in the energy band of ZnO particles and by facilitating the precipitation of ZnO and willemite crystals. Furthermore, nucleation of willemite and zinc oxide phases, which are both the origins of the intense emission bands in the UV region, was facilitated with increasing either the time or temperature of heat treatments. Photoluminescence spectra showed the elimination of the visible emission band which is favorable in scintillating glasses. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phase analysis, thermal behavior, microstructure and photoluminescence properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystallization driving forces and mechanisms. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optical basicity of ZnO-SiO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses.

  13. Effect of irradiation temperature on crystallization of {alpha}-Fe induced by He irradiations in Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} amorphous alloy

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    San-noo, Toshimasa; Toriyama, Tamotsu; Wakabayashi, Hidehiko; Iijima, Hiroshi [Musashi Inst. of Tech., Tokyo (Japan); Hayashi, Nobuyuki; Sakamoto, Isao

    1997-03-01

    Since amorphous alloys are generally highly resistant to irradiation and their critical radiation dose is an order of magnitude higher for Fe-B amorphous alloy than Mo-methods, these alloys are expected to become applicable as for fusion reactor materials. The authors investigated {alpha}-Fe crystallization in an amorphous alloy, Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} using internal conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy. The amount of {alpha}-Fe component was found to increase by raising the He-irradiation dose. The target part was modified to enable He ion radiation at a lower temperature (below 400 K) by cooling with Peltier element. Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} amorphous alloy was cooled to keep the temperature at 300 K and exposed to 40 keV He ion at 1-3 x 10{sup 8} ions/cm{sup 2}. The amount of {alpha}-Fe crystal in each sample was determined. The crystal formation was not observed for He ion radiation below 2 x 10{sup 18} ions/cm{sup 2}, but that at 3 x 10{sup 8} ions/ cm{sup 2} produced a new phase ({delta} +0.40 mm/sec, {Delta} = 0.89 mm/sec). The decrease in the radiation temperature from 430 to 300 K resulted to extremely repress the production of {alpha}-Fe crystal, suggesting that the crystallization induced by He-radiation cascade is highly depending on the radiation temperature. (M.N.)

  14. Epitaxial growth of YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C films on single crystal MgO substrates: an HRTEM investigation of the interface

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    Reibold, M.; Wimbush, S.C.; Holzapfel, B.; Kraemer, U

    2002-12-16

    Epitaxial thin films of the superconducting borocarbide compound YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C have been grown on single-crystal MgO (001) substrates using pulsed laser deposition. The deposition temperature has a strong influence on the structural properties of the films, which in turn affect the superconducting transition temperature, T{sub c}. The resulting phases and their orientations with respect to the substrate have been investigated by X-ray diffraction and HRTEM, using cross-section samples. For deposition temperatures around 750 deg. C, c-axis oriented growth of YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C films occurs preferentially. At lower temperatures a weaker a-axis orientation was found by X-ray diffraction, whereas by HRTEM grains with a-axis and a weak c-axis orientation could be identified. An interfacial layer some 100 nm thick was formed bordering on the substrate, comprising mainly Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} but also other epitaxially grown phases such as YNi{sub 4}B. The growth directions of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} are [001] at 750 deg. C and [111] at lower temperatures. The in-plane orientations and the lattice mismatches of the bordering phases were also investigated.

  15. Degree of crystallinity and strain in B{sub 4}C and SiC thin films as a function of processing conditions

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    Hershberger, J.; Yalisove, S.M.; Bilello, J.C. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Rek, Z.U. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab.; Kustas, F. [Technology Assessment and Transfer, Annapolis, MD (United States)

    1998-12-31

    Amorphous and crystalline content in sputtered B{sub 4}C and SiC thin films has been analyzed by synchrotron grazing incidence x-ray scattering (GIXS). GIXS provided quantitative information on the average structure while TEM was used to find inhomogeneities such as small volume fraction phases. GIXS results were compared to simulations to determine average particle size or bond length for crystalline or amorphous phases respectively. In this work, the authors compared results from films deposited with, and without, an RF bias applied to the substrate during deposition. Results indicated that SiC can be described as strained polycrystalline material with particle size of approximately 13 {angstrom} for biased samples and 9 {angstrom} for unbiased samples. Boron carbide deposited without bias was completely crystalline with a particle size of approximately 30 {angstrom}, while the data suggested that B{sub 4}C deposited with bias is amorphous. The scattering from the biased materials was fourier transformed to yield radial distribution functions (RDF). This provided nearest neighbor distances, and it was demonstrated that the technique can be used to determine full three-dimensional strain tensors in amorphous thin films.

  16. Crystal structures and compressibility of novel iron borides Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} and Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} synthesized at high pressure and high temperature

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    Bykova, E., E-mail: elena.bykova@uni-bayreuth.de [Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Gou, H.; Bykov, M. [Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Hanfland, M. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, Grenoble F-38043 (France); Dubrovinsky, L. [Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Dubrovinskaia, N. [Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth (Germany)

    2015-10-15

    We present here a detailed description of the crystal structures of novel iron borides, Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} and Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} with various iron content (x=1.01(1), 1.04(1), 1.32(1)), synthesized at high pressures and high temperatures. As revealed by high-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction, the structure of Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} possesses short incompressible B–B bonds, which make it as stiff as diamond in one crystallographic direction. The volume compressibility of Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} (the bulk modulus K{sub 0}= 259(1.8) GPa, K{sub 0}′= 4 (fixed)) is even lower than that of FeB{sub 4} and comparable with that of MnB{sub 4}, known for high bulk moduli among 3d metal borides. Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} adopts the structure of the tetragonal δ-B, in which Fe atoms occupy an interstitial position. Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} does not show considerable anisotropy in the elastic behavior. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structures of novel iron borides, Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} and Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} (x=1.01(1), 1.04(1), 1.32(1)). - Highlights: • Novel iron borides, Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} and Fe{sub x}B{sub 50}, were synthesized under HPHT conditions. • Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} has a unique orthorhombic structure (space group Pbam). • Fe{sub 2}B{sub 7} possesses short incompressible B–B bonds that results in high bulk modulus. • Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} adopts the structure of the tetragonal δ-B composed of B{sub 12} icosahedra. • In Fe{sub x}B{sub 50} intraicosahedral bonds are stiffer than intericosahedral ones.

  17. Crystal electric field splitting of R{sup 3+}-ions in pure and Co- and Cu-doped RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R=Ho, Er, Tm)

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    Gasser, U.; Allenspach, P.; Henggeler, W.; Zolliker, M.; Furrer, A. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1997-09-01

    From the crystal-electric-field (CEF) splitting of the R{sup 3+}-ions, the CEF parameters of RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R=Ho, Er, Tm) were deduced. In order to get information about the influence of the variation of the density of states (DOS) at the Fermi level (E{sub F}), CEF spectroscopy measurements with Co- and Cu-doped ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C-samples were performed. (author) 1 fig., 1 tab., 1 ref.

  18. The effect of furnace annealing and surface crystallization on the anisotropy, {delta}E and magnetoimpedance effects in Fe{sub 71}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} amorphous wires

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    Bayri, N; Kolat, V S; Atalay, F E; Atalay, S [Physics Department, Science and Arts Faculty, Inonu University, 44069 Malatya (Turkey)

    2004-11-21

    The dependence of the magnetization loops, coercivity, anisotropy constant, {delta}E and magnetoimpedance (MI) effects in positively magnetostrictive Fe{sub 71}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} amorphous wires on annealing conditions were studied. Samples were annealed at temperatures of 440 deg. C and 460 deg. C for durations between 0.3 and 300 min. The results indicate that progressive annealing first leads to relief of internal stresses and annealing of wires at 460 deg. C for 60 min produces the minimum coercivity of about 1 A m{sup -1}. Further annealing increases the coercivity and anisotropy, due to partial crystallization at the surface. It was found that the anisotropy changes its direction to the circumferential direction with the surface crystallization. The maximum change in Young's modulus was measured to be about 75% in a partly surface crystalline sample. It was observed that the magnitude of the MI effect of the stress relieved sample could exceed 200% at 1 MHz.

  19. Magnetic properties and amorphous-to-nanocrystalline transformation by thermal treatments in Fe{sub 84.3}Si{sub 4}P{sub 3}B{sub 8}Cu{sub 0.7} amorphous thin films

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    Coïsson, Marco, E-mail: m.coisson@inrim.it [INRIM, Electromagnetics Division, strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino (Italy); Viteri Villacis, Patricio J. [Università degli Studi di Torino, Chemistry Department, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy); Barrera, Gabriele [INRIM, Electromagnetics Division, strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino (Italy); Università degli Studi di Torino, Chemistry Department, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy); Celegato, Federica; Enrico, Emauele [INRIM, Electromagnetics Division, strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino (Italy); Rizzi, Paola [Università degli Studi di Torino, Chemistry Department, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy); Tiberto, Paola; Vinai, Franco [INRIM, Electromagnetics Division, strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino (Italy); Fiore, Gianluca; Battezzati, Livio [Università degli Studi di Torino, Chemistry Department, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy)

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • High-BS alloy, prepared in thin films form. • As-prepared films display low coercivity, comparable to rapidly quenched ribbons. • Furnace annealed films show even lower coercivity while retaining a high saturation. • On annealing, a fully nanocrystalline state is achieved in thin films. - Abstract: Thin films of nominal composition Fe{sub 84.3}Si{sub 4}P{sub 3}B{sub 8}Cu{sub 0.7} have been prepared by sputtering from ribbons of the same alloy. Their microstructure has been studied by means of X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and transmission electron microscopy, and reveals a partly amorphous state in the as-prepared samples. Their magnetic properties are soft and comparable to those measured on rapidly quenched ribbons. After annealing in furnace at temperatures up to 400 °C, their soft magnetic properties are improved thanks to the development of a fully nanocrystalline state. Annealing at higher temperature causes the coarsening of the α-Fe like grains, the development of hard magnetic phases and an increase of the coercive field.

  20. Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15}. High-pressure synthesis and crystal structure determination of a rare-earth polyborate exhibiting a new 'Fundamental Building Block'

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    Glaetzle, Matthias; Heymann, Gunter; Huppertz, Hubert [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie

    2013-10-01

    The new cerium polyborate Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} was synthesized under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions of 6 GPa and 1050 C in a Walker-type multianvil apparatus. The single-crystal structure determination revealed that the new compound crystallizes in the space group P2/c with the lattice parameters a = 916.6(2), b = 421.0(1), c = 1248.9(3) pm, {beta} = 116.7(1) , V = 0.4303(2) nm{sup 3}, R1 = 0.0356, and wR2 = 0.0504. The crystal structure of Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} exhibits a new fundamental building block (FBB) in borate chemistry that consists of four BO{sub 4} tetrahedra and can be written as 4{open_square}: [{Phi}] left angle 3{open_square} right angle vertical stroke {open_square} vertical stroke. These FBB are interconnected via common corners, forming a complex threedimensional network that contains the Ce{sup 3+} cations. Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15} represents the most boron rich rare-earth borate synthesized under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions so far. We report about the synthetic conditions, structural details, thermal behaviour, and the IR/Raman spectra of Ce{sub 2}B{sub 8}O{sub 15}. (orig.)

  1. Effect of the oxidation in the surface coercive force of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}alloy

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    Elbaile, Laura [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Pierna, Angel R. [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Medio Ambiente. Universidad del Pais Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Garcia, Jose A. [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain)]. E-mail: joseagd@uniovi.es; Crespo, Rosario D. [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Vara, Gemma [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Medio Ambiente. Universidad del Pais Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Angeles Cerdeira, M. [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Tejedor, Marcos [Departamento de Fisica. Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain)

    2006-09-15

    Influence of electrochemical corrosion on the surface coercive force of Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}in the amorphous and nanocrystalline states is investigated. The results show that, in both amorphous and nanocrystalline states, when the oxidized layer increases the surface coercivity decreases.

  2. Crystal structure and thermal behavior of Cs{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]3H{sub 2}O

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    Touboul, M.; Penin, N. [UPRES, Amiens (France). Lab. de Reactivite et de Chimie des Solides; Nowogrocki, G. [ENSC Lille, Villeneuve d`Ascq (France). Lab. de Cristallochimie et Physicochimie du Solide

    1999-03-01

    The crystal structure of synthetic Cs{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]3H{sub 2}O was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The compound is monoclinic, space group P2{sub 1}/c; the unit cell parameters are a = 8.424(2) {angstrom}, b = 11.378(3) {angstrom}, c = 13.160(5) {angstrom}, {beta} = 92.06(3){degree}; Z = 4. The crystal structure was solved from 6355 reflections until R = 0.029; it contains isolated [B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]{sup 2{minus}} polyanions separated by free water molecules and Cs{sup +} ions. Although its formula is the same as that of the tincalconite Na{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]3H{sub 2}O, Cs{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]3H{sub 2}O structure is close to that of synthetic K{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]2H{sub 2}O which contains only two isolated water molecules. In the cesium and the potassium borates, the [B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]{sup 2{minus}} anions have not a two-fold axis as in the tincalconite; the shorthand notations of these two kinds of anions shall be noted as: 4: 2{Delta} + 2T in the first two borates and 4:({Delta} + T){sub 2} in the tincalconite, {Delta} and T being triangular and tetrahedral borons, respectively. Cs{sub 2}[B{sub 4}O{sub 5}(OH){sub 4}]3H{sub 2}O indexed X-ray powder diffraction pattern is given. The dehydration of this borate occurs in two close steps and leads to an amorphous phase; this process is well explained considering the structure and especially the change in the Cs{sup +} coordination during the heating.

  3. Defects spectroscopy by means of the simple trapping model of the Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} alloy; Espectroscopia de defectos mediante el modelo de atrapamiento simple de la aleacion Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13}

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    Lopez M, A.; Cabral P, A.; Garcia S, S.F. [Laboratorio de Fisica Avanzada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico. El Cerillo Piedras Blancas, 50000 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2007-07-01

    In this work it is analyzed quantitatively the results of the positron annihilation in the Fe{sub 78}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} alloy by means of the simple trapping model. From this analysis its are derived: a reason of positron trapping in the defects (K), the defects concentration (C{sub d}) and the electronic density associated to the defect (n{sub d}); both first parameters, (K, C{sub d}) its increase and n{sub d} diminishes when increasing the alloy temperature. From this analysis it is also inferred that the defect consists of a multi vacancy of between 15 and 20 mono vacancies. (Author)

  4. Measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0} branching fraction

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); and others

    2012-07-09

    The B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0} branching fraction is measured in a data sample corresponding to 0.41 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the LHCb detector at the LHC. This channel is sensitive to the penguin contributions affecting the sin2{beta} measurement from B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0}. The time-integrated branching fraction is measured to be B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}K{sub S}{sup 0})=(1.83{+-}0.28) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5}. This is the most precise measurement to date.

  5. Measurement of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψK{sub S}{sup 0} lifetime

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [Fakultät Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (Germany); Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Ali, S. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amerio, S. [Sezione INFN di Padova, Padova (Italy); Amhis, Y. [LAL, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Orsay (France); Anderlini, L. [Sezione INFN di Firenze, Firenze (Italy); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland); Andreassen, R. [University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); and others

    2013-08-11

    This paper reports the first measurement of the effective B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψK{sub S}{sup 0} lifetime and an updated measurement of its time-integrated branching fraction. Both measurements are performed with a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1} of pp collisions, recorded by the LHCb experiment in 2011 at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The results are: τ{sub J/ψK{sub S{sup 0eff}}}=1.75±0.12(stat)±0.07(syst) ps and B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψK{sub S}{sup 0})=(1.97±0.23)×10{sup −5}. For the latter measurement, the uncertainty includes both statistical and systematic sources.

  6. Foaming behaviour equation for foam originating from carbonate decomposition reaction in Na{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} melt

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    Wu Keng; Zhang Erhua; Chen Chunyuan; Chu Shaojun; Li Hongmin [Beijing Univ. of Science and Technology, BJ (China)

    2002-02-01

    The foaming behaviour equations were given for the foam originating from carbonate decomposition in the Na{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} melt. The foam height was measured during the foaming phenomenon under different conditions in the laboratory. The formation and rupture coefficients (K and k) in the foam behaviour equation were determined by means of regression of the experimental data. The parameters such as temperature, size, crystal types of carbonate, the composition of melt and so on have an influence on the foaming phenomenon. With K and k the formation and rupture processes could be described quantitatively. The relationship between the foam height and the foaming phenomenon duration could be expressed quantitatively. This method can be used to describe quantitatively the foaming phenomenon originating from reaction in the melt. (orig.)

  7. B{sub c}B{sub c}J/ψ vertex form factor at finite temperature in the framework of QCD sum rules approach

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    Yazici, E.; Sundu, H.; Veliev, E.V. [Kocaeli University, Department of Physics, Izmit (Turkey)

    2016-02-15

    The strong form factor of the B{sub c}B{sub c}J/ψ vertex is calculated in the framework of the QCD sum rules method at finite temperature. Taking into account additional operators appearing at finite temperature, a thermal Wilson expansion is obtained and QCD sum rules are derived. While increasing the temperature, the strong form factor remains unchanged up to T ≅ 100 MeV but slightly increases after this point. After T ≅ 160 MeV, the form factor suddenly decreases up to T ≅ 170 MeV. The obtained result of the coupling constant by fitting the form factor at Q{sub 2} = -m{sup 2}{sub offshell} at T = 0 is in a very good agreement with the QCD sum rules calculations in the case of vacuum. Our prediction can be checked in future experiments. (orig.)

  8. Glass formation and magnetic characterization of (Fe{sub 78}B{sub 14}Si{sub 8})-Nb-Y alloys

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    Piccin, R. [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Via P. Giuria, 9-10125 Torino (Italy); Tiberto, P. [IEN Galileo Ferraris, Strada delle Cacce 91, Torino I-10135 (Italy); Baricco, M. [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Via P. Giuria, 9-10125 Torino (Italy)]. E-mail: marcello.baricco@unito.it

    2007-05-31

    In the present work, the glass formation of Fe{sub 78}B{sub 14}Si{sub 8} alloy with small additions of Nb and Y has been investigated. Ribbons were prepared by planar-flow casting. Small ingots (up to 5 mm in diameter) were obtained by injection casting technique into a conical Cu mold. Thermal and structural properties were measured using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The microstructure has been observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Quasi-static hysteresis loops have been measured using a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). Rapid solidification leads to a fully amorphous structure for all compositions. A partial amorphous structure has been obtained in samples prepared by copper mold casting, when adding Nb and Y. The role of Nb and Y addition on glass formation is discussed on the basis of melting behavior, analyzed by HT-DSC. Magnetic properties are correlated with the observed microstructures.

  9. Electrical properties of AC{sub 3}B{sub 4}O{sub 12}-type perovskite ceramics with different cation vacancies

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    Li, Guizhong; Chen, Zhi; Sun, Xiaojun [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Materials and New Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Liu, Laijun, E-mail: ljliu2@163.com [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Materials and New Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Fang, Liang [Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Materials and New Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004 (China); Elouadi, Brahim [Laboratory of Chemical Analysis Elaboration and Materials, Engineering (LEACIM), Université de La Rochelle, Avenue Michel Crépeau, 17042 La Rochelle, Cedex 01 (France)

    2015-05-15

    Highlights: • AC{sub 3}B{sub 4}O{sub 12} perovskite with different concentration cation vacancies were prepared. • Cell parameter decreases with the increase of concentration of cation vacancies. • PTCO and CTO remain high dielectric permittivity but depress loss greatly. • Dielectric loss associates with cation vacancies and motion of oxygen vacancies. - Abstract: AC{sub 3}B{sub 4}O{sub 12}-type perovskite CaCu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} (CCTO), □{sub 0.34}Pr{sub 0.67}Cu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} (PCTO), □{sub 1}Cu{sub 3}Ta{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 12} (CTTO), □{sub 2}Cu{sub 2}Ta{sub 4}O{sub 12} (CTO) ceramics with different concentration cation vacancies were prepared through traditional solid state reaction method. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that CCTO and PCTO are perovskite cubic with space group Im-3 (no. 204) while CTTO and CTO are Pm-3 (no. 200). Cell parameter of the samples dramatically increases with the increase of cation vacancies. Dielectric permittivity of them maintains very high value of ∼10{sup 4} from room temperature to 550 K but the dielectric loss is depressed with the increase of cation vacancies in the same space group. The dielectric properties and conductivity behavior were described by the Debye relaxation and the universal dielectric response, respectively. The effect mechanism of cation vacancy and crystal structure on carrier transposition were discussed.

  10. Corrosion behavior of Nd{sub 9.4}Pr{sub 0.6}Fe{sub bal.}Co{sub 6}B{sub 6}Ga{sub 0.5}Ti{sub x}C{sub x} (x=0, 1.5, 3, 6) nanocomposites annealed melt-spun ribbons

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    Nezakat, M. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran 11155-4563 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Gholamipour, R. [Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran 15815-3538 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: rgholamipour@gmail.com; Amadeh, A.; Mohammadi, A. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran 11155-4563 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ohkubo, T. [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)

    2009-10-15

    The effect of Ti and C additions on the corrosion behavior of Nd{sub 9.4}Pr{sub 0.6}Fe{sub bal.}Co{sub 6}B{sub 6}Ga{sub 0.5}Ti{sub x}C{sub x} (x=0, 1.5, 3, 6) isotropic nanocomposite melt-spun ribbons in 3.5 wt% sodium chloride solution was studied. The melt-spun ribbons were annealed at 750 {sup o}C for 10 min in argon-filled quartz capsules. The microstructure of multiphase nanocrystalline samples and corrosion products was characterized using the X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy techniques. The electrochemical behavior was assessed using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results show that the addition of Ti and C increases the corrosion resistance of NdFeB ribbons; the best corrosion resistance was obtained for 1.5 wt% Ti and C content.

  11. Giant magnetoimpedance intrinsic impedance and voltage sensitivity of rapidly solidified Co{sub 66}Fe{sub 2}Cr{sub 4}Si{sub 13}B{sub 15} amorphous wire for highly sensitive sensors applications

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    Das, Tarun K.; Mandal, Sushil K. [CSIR - National Metallurgical Laboratory, NDE and Magnetic Materials Group, MST Division, Jamshedpur (India); Banerji, Pallab [Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Materials Science Centre, Kharagpur (India)

    2016-11-15

    We report a systematic study of the influence of wire length, L, dependence of giant magneto-impedance (GMI) sensitivity of Co{sub 66}Fe{sub 2}Cr{sub 4}Si{sub 13}B{sub 15} soft magnetic amorphous wire of diameter ∝ 100 μm developed by in-water quenching technique. The magnetization behaviour (hysteresis loops) of the wire with different length (L = 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 10 cm) has been evaluated by fuxmetric induction method. It was observed that the behaviour of the hysteresis loops change drastically with the wire length, being attributed to the existence of a critical length, L{sub C}, found to be around 3 cm. GMI measurements have been taken using automated GMI measurement system and the GMI sensitivities in terms of intrinsic impedance sensitivity (S{sub Ω/Am}{sup -1}) and voltage sensitivity (S{sub V/Am}{sup -1}) of the wire have been evaluated under optimal bias field and excitation current. It was found that the maximum (S{sub Ω/Am}{sup -1}){sub max} ∼ 0.63 Ω/kAm{sup -1}/cm and (S{sub V/Am}{sup -1}){sub max} ∼ 3.10 V/kAm{sup -1}/cm were achieved at a critical length L{sub C} ∝ 3 cm of the wire for an AC current of 5 mA and a frequency of 5 MHz. These findings provide crucial insights for optimization of the geometrical dimensions of magnetic sensing elements and important practical guidance for designing high sensitive GMI sensors. The relevant combinations of magnetic material parameters and operating conditions that optimize the sensitivity are highlighted. (orig.)

  12. The substitution effect of chromium on the magnetic properties of (Fe{sub 1−x}Cr{sub x}){sub 80}Si{sub 6}B{sub 14} metallic glasses (0.02≤x≤0.14)

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    Álvarez-Alonso, Pablo [Departamento de Electricidad y Electrónica, Universidad del País Vasco, Barrio Sarriena s/n, 48940 Leioa (Spain); Santos, J.D.; Pérez, María J. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Sánchez-Valdes, C.F.; Sánchez Llamazares, J.L. [División de Materiales Avanzados, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica A.C., Camino a la presa San José 2055, CP 78216 San Luis Potosí (Mexico); Gorria, Pedro, E-mail: pgorria@uniovi.es [Departamento de Física, EPI, Universidad de Oviedo, 33203 Gijón (Spain)

    2013-12-15

    Magnetization studies were carried out to characterize the magnetic properties of the Iron-rich metallic glasses (Fe{sub 1−x}Cr{sub x}){sub 80}Si{sub 6}B{sub 14} with 0.02≤x≤0.14. The Curie temperature T{sub C} diminishes almost linearly with the increase in the Cr-content from 401 K (x=0.10) to 291 K (x=0.14), while the saturation magnetization M{sub S} at T=5 K also undergoes a linear reduction from 169 Am{sup 2} kg{sup −1} (x=0.02) to 87 Am{sup 2} kg{sup −1} (x=0.14). These results suggest that the system should become paramagnetic for x≈0.22. The magneto-caloric properties of samples with T{sub C} near room temperature, i.e., with x=0.12 and 0.14, were investigated up to a maximum magnetic field change of 8 T. Both ribbons are characterized by a very broad temperature dependence of the magnetic entropy change ΔS{sub M}(T) and moderate peak values of 2.9 Jkg{sup −1} K{sup −1} and 2.6 Jkg{sup −1} K{sup −1}, respectively. - Highlights: • We report on the magnetic properties of (Fe{sub 1−x}Cr{sub x}){sub 80}Si{sub 6}B{sub 14} metallic glasses with 0.02≤x≤0.14. • Curie temperature and saturation magnetization values reduce linearly as the chromium content increases. • The magneto-caloric response up to 8 T has been measured for samples with x=0.12 and 0.14.

  13. Short-range order in Fe-based metallic glasses: Wide-angle X-ray scattering studies

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    Babilas, Rafał, E-mail: rafal.babilas@polsl.pl [Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland); Hawełek, Łukasz [Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Gliwice (Poland); A. Chelkowski Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland); Burian, Andrzej [A. Chelkowski Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland)

    2014-11-15

    The local atomic structure of the Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20}, Fe{sub 70}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 20} and Fe{sub 62}Nb{sub 8}B{sub 30} glasses prepared in the form of ribbons has been studied by wide-angle X-ray scattering. Structural information about the amorphous ribbons has been derived from analysis of the radial distribution functions using the least-squares curve-fitting method. The obtained structural parameters indicate that Fe–Fe, Fe–B, Fe–Nb and Nb–B contributions are involved in the near-neighbor coordination spheres. The possible similarities of the local atomic arrangement in the investigated glasses and the crystalline Fe{sub 3}B, Fe{sub 23}B{sub 6} and bcc Fe structures are also discussed. - Graphical abstract: Pair distribution functions (a) and best-fit model and experimental radial distribution functions for Fe{sub 80}B{sub 20} (b), Fe{sub 70}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 20} (c) and Fe{sub 62}Nb{sub 8}B{sub 30} (d) metallic glasses. - Highlights: • The short-range ordering in the Fe-based metallic glasses is presented. • The results of RDF function have been analyzed using the least-squares method. • The Fe–Fe, Fe–B, Fe–Nb or Nb–B contributions are involved in coordination spheres. • The structural unit is distorted triangular prism containing B, Fe or Nb atoms. • Similarities of atomic arrangement in glassy and crystalline structures are discussed.

  14. Measurements of the B{sup +}, B{sup 0}, B{sub s}{sup 0} meson and Λ{sub b}{sup 0} baryon lifetimes

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Collaboration: The LHCb Collaboration; and others

    2014-04-16

    Measurements of b-hadron lifetimes are reported using pp collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb{sup −1}, collected by the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Using the exclusive decays B{sup +}→J/ψK{sup +}, B{sup 0}→J/ψK{sup ∗}(892){sup 0}, B{sup 0}→J/ψK{sub s}{sup 0}, Λ{sub b}{sup 0}→J/ψΛ and B{sub s}{sup 0}→J/ψϕ the average decay times in these modes are measured to be τ{sub B{sup +}→J/ψK{sup +}} =1.637±0.004±0.003 ps, τ{sub B{sup 0}→J/ψK{sup ∗}{sup 0}} =1.524±0.006±0.004 ps, τ{sub B{sup 0}→J/ψK{sub s{sup 0}}} =1.499±0.013±0.005 ps, τ{sub Λ{sub b{sup 0}→J/ψΛ}} =1.415±0.027±0.006 ps, τ{sub B{sub s{sup 0}→J/ψϕ}} =1.480±0.011±0.005 ps, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. These represent the most precise lifetime measurements in these decay modes. In addition, ratios of these lifetimes, and the ratio of the decay-width difference, ΔΓ{sub d}, to the average width, Γ{sub d}, in the B{sup 0} system, ΔΓ{sub d}/Γ{sub d}=−0.044±0.025±0.011, are reported. All quantities are found to be consistent with Standard Model expectations.

  15. Table-like magnetocaloric effect of Fe{sub 88−x}Nd{sub x}Cr{sub 8}B{sub 4} composite materials

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    Lai, J.W.; Zheng, Z.G.; Zhong, X.C. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Franco, V. [Departamento Física de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain); Montemayor, R.; Liu, Z.W. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Zeng, D.C., E-mail: medczeng@scut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)

    2015-09-15

    The narrow working temperature range due to the sharp magnetic entropy change |ΔS{sub M}| peak and large thermal or magnetic hysteresis restricts the practical application of magnetocaloric materials. In this work, the table-like magnetocaloric effect (MCE) was obtained in the multilayer composite of Fe{sub 88−x}Nd{sub x}Cr{sub 8}B{sub 4} alloys with various Nd substitutions for Fe (x=5, 8, 10, 12, and 15), which were prepared by arc-melting followed by melt-spinning. The substation of Nd was found to enhance the glass-forming ability. For the alloys with Nd substitution from 5 at% to 15 at%, the Curie temperature (T{sub C}) ranged from 322 K to 350 K and the peak value of |ΔS{sub M}| remained almost constant, 3.4–3.5 J/(kg K) under an applied field of 0–5 T. The composite with various Nd contents was prepared by stocking the ribbons layer by layer. The |ΔS{sub M}| of the composite approached a nearly constant value of ∼3.2 J/(kg K) in a field change of 0–5 T in a wide temperature span over 40 K, resulting in large refrigerant capacity value of >408 J/kg. This |ΔS{sub M}| value was much larger than the previous reported Fe-based amorphous composite Fe{sub 78−x}Ce{sub x}Si{sub 4}Nb{sub 5}B{sub 12}Cu{sub 1}. This composite can be used as the working material in the Ericsson-cycle magnetic regenerative refrigerator around room temperature. - Highlights: • The T{sub C} ranges from 322 K to 350 K when increasing Nd substitution from 5 to 15 at%. • |ΔS{sub M}| remains relatively constant, about 3.4–3.5 J/(kg K) under H=0–5 T. • RC decreases from 93 to 78 J/kg in a field change of 1.5 T when Nd increasing. • Table-like MCE ,|ΔS{sub M}| ~3.2J/kg K under 0–5 T, appeared in the composite. • A wide working temperature range (40 K) and enhanced RC (>408J/kg) were obtained in the composite.

  16. Up-regulation of nucleotide excision repair in mouse lung and liver following chronic exposure to aflatoxin B{sub 1} and its dependence on p53 genotype

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    Mulder, Jeanne E. [Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen' s University Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 (Canada); Bondy, Genevieve S.; Mehta, Rekha [Toxicology Research Division, 2202D, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 (Canada); Massey, Thomas E., E-mail: masseyt@queensu.ca [Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen' s University Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 (Canada)

    2014-03-01

    Aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}) is biotransformed in vivo into an epoxide metabolite that forms DNA adducts that may induce cancer if not repaired. p53 is a tumor suppressor gene implicated in the regulation of global nucleotide excision repair (NER). Male heterozygous p53 knockout (B6.129-Trp53{sup tm1Brd}N5, Taconic) and wild-type mice were exposed to 0, 0.2 or 1.0 ppm AFB{sub 1} for 26 weeks. NER activity was assessed with an in vitro assay, using AFB{sub 1}-epoxide adducted plasmid DNA as a substrate. For wild-type mice, repair of AFB{sub 1}–N7-Gua adducts was 124% and 96% greater in lung extracts from mice exposed to 0.2 ppm and 1.0 ppm AFB{sub 1} respectively, and 224% greater in liver extracts from mice exposed to 0.2 ppm AFB{sub 1} (p < 0.05). In heterozygous p53 knockout mice, repair of AFB{sub 1}–N7-Gua was only 45% greater in lung extracts from mice exposed to 0.2 ppm AFB{sub 1} (p < 0.05), and no effect was observed in lung extracts from mice treated with 1.0 ppm AFB{sub 1} or in liver extracts from mice treated with either AFB{sub 1} concentration. p53 genotype did not affect basal levels of repair. AFB{sub 1} exposure did not alter repair of AFB{sub 1}-derived formamidopyrimidine adducts in lung or liver extracts of either mouse genotype nor did it affect XPA or XPB protein levels. In summary, chronic exposure to AFB{sub 1} increased NER activity in wild-type mice, and this response was diminished in heterozygous p53 knockout mice, indicating that loss of one allele of p53 limits the ability of NER to be up-regulated in response to DNA damage. - Highlights: • Mice are chronically exposed to low doses of the mycotoxin aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1}). • The effects of AFB{sub 1} and p53 status on nucleotide excision repair are investigated. • AFB{sub 1} increases nucleotide excision repair in wild type mouse lung and liver. • This increase is attenuated in p53 heterozygous mouse lung and liver. • Results portray the role of p53 in

  17. EPR identification of defects responsible for thermoluminescence in Cu-doped lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) crystals

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    Brant, A.T., E-mail: Adam.Brant.ctr@afit.edu [Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 (United States); Buchanan, D.A.; McClory, J.W. [Department of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 (United States); Dowben, P.A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 (United States); Adamiv, V.T.; Burak, Ya.V. [Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov St., Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Halliburton, L.E. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505 (United States)

    2013-07-15

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is used to identify the electron and hole traps responsible for thermoluminescence (TL) peaks occurring near 100 and 200 °C in copper-doped lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) crystals. As-grown crystals have Cu{sup +} and Cu{sup 2+} ions substituting for lithium and have Cu{sup +} ions at interstitial sites. All of the substitutional Cu{sup 2+} ions in the as-grown crystals have an adjacent lithium vacancy and give rise to a distinct EPR spectrum. Exposure to ionizing radiation at room temperature produces a second and different Cu{sup 2+} EPR spectrum when a hole is trapped by substitutional Cu{sup +} ions that have no nearby defects. These two Cu{sup 2+} trapped-hole centers are referred to as Cu{sup 2+}-V{sub Li} and Cu{sub active}{sup 2+}, respectively. Also during the irradiation, two trapped-electron centers in the form of interstitial Cu{sup 0} atoms are produced when interstitial Cu{sup +} ions trap electrons. They are observed with EPR and are labeled Cu{sub A}{sup 0} and Cu{sub B}{sup 0}. When an irradiated crystal is warmed from 25 to 150 °C, the Cu{sub active}{sup 2+} centers have a partial decay step that correlates with the TL peak near 100 °C. The concentrations of Cu{sub A}{sup 0} and Cu{sub B}{sup 0} centers, however, increase as the crystal is heated through this range. As the crystal is further warmed between 150 and 250 °C, the EPR signals from the Cu{sub active}{sup 2+} hole centers and Cu{sub A}{sup 0} and Cu{sub B}{sup 0} electron centers decay simultaneously. This decay step correlates with the intense TL peak near 200 °C. -- Highlights: ► We use EPR to identify a Cu{sup 2+} center and two Cu{sup 0} defects in Cu-doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}. ► These defects form when our crystal is irradiated with X-rays at room temperature. ► We also observe two above-room-temperature thermoluminescence (TL) peaks. ► A pulsed anneal experiment correlates the decay of the EPR signals to two

  18. Comparison of the CORA-12, 13, 17 experiments and B{sub 4} effect on the flooding behavior of BWR bundles; Vergleich der Flutexperimente CORA-12, 13, 17 und der Einfluss des B{sub 4}C auf das Flutverhalten von SWR-Buendeln

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    Hagen, S.; Sepold, L.; Wallenfels, K.P.; Hofmann, P.; Noack, V.; Schanz, G.; Schumacher, G.

    1995-08-01

    The CORA quench experiments 12, 13 (PWR) and 17 (BWR) are in agreement with LOFT 2 and TMI: Flooding of hot Zircaloy clad fuel rods does not result in an immediate cooldown of the bundle, but produces remarkable temporary temperature increase, connected to a strong peak in hydrogen production. The PWR tests CORA 12 and CORA 13 are of the same geometrical arrangement and test conduct, with the exception of the shorter time between power shutdown and quench initiation for CORA 13. A higher temperature of the bundle at start of quenching was the consequence. BWR test CORA 17 - with B{sub 4}C absorber and additional Zircaloy channel box walls - was in respect to the delay-time between power shutdown and start of quenching similar to test CORA 12. All tests showed during the quench phase the temporary temperature increase, correlated to a hydrogen peak. The CORA 17 test resulted immediately after quenching in a modest increase for 20 s and changed then in a steep increase, resulting in the highest temperature and hydrogen peaks of the three tests. CORA 17 also showed a temperature increase in the lower part of the bundle, in contrast to CORA 12 and CORA 13 with temperature increase only in the upper half of the bundle. We interpret this earlier starting and stronger reaction due to the influence of the boron carbide, the absorber material of the BWR test. B{sub 4}C has an exothermic reaction rate 4 to 9 times larger than Zry and produces 5 to 6,6 times more hydrogen. Probably the hot remained columns of B{sub 4}C (seen in the non-quench test CORA 16) react early in the quench process with the increased upcoming steam. The bundle temperature raised by this reaction increases the reaction rate (exponential dependency) of the remaining metallic Zry. Due to the larger amount of Zry in the BWR bundle (channel box walls) and the smaller steam input during the heatup phase (2 g/s instead of 6 g/s) more metallic Zry can have survived oxidation during the heatup phase. (orig./HP)

  19. The ionic states of iodobenzene studied by photoionization and ab initio configuration interaction and DFT computations

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    Palmer, Michael H., E-mail: m.h.palmer@ed.ac.uk, E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it; Ridley, Trevor [School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Hoffmann, Søren Vrønning; Jones, Nykola C. [ISA, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Coreno, Marcello [CNR-IMIP, Montelibretti, c/o Laboratorio Elettra, Trieste (Italy); Simone, Monica de [CNR-IOM Laboratorio TASC, Trieste (Italy); Grazioli, Cesare [CNR-IOM Laboratorio TASC, Trieste (Italy); Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste (Italy); Biczysko, Malgorzata [National Research Council ICCOM-CNR, UOS di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1, I-56124 Pisa (Italy); Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy); Baiardi, Alberto [Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy)

    2015-04-07

    New valence electron photoelectron spectra of iodobenzene obtained using synchrotron radiation have been recorded. Ionization energies (IEs) determined using multi-configuration SCF calculation (MCSCF) procedures confirmed the adiabatic IE order as: X{sup 2}B{sub 1}B{sub 2}B{sub 1}. Although it is convenient to retain C{sub 2v} labelling, there is an evidence that minor distortion to C{sub S} symmetry occurs at the MCSCF level for the C state. The fifth ionization process shown to be D{sup 2}A{sub 1} exhibits dissociation to C{sub 6}H{sub 5}{sup +} + I both in the experimental and theoretical studies. The calculated Franck-Condon vibrational spectral envelopes, including hot band contributions, for the first four ionic states reproduce the observed peak positions and intensities with reasonable accuracy. In order to simulate the observed spectra, different bandwidths are required for different states. The increase in the required bandwidths for the A{sup 2}A{sub 2} and B{sup 2}B{sub 2} states is attributed to internal conversion to lower-lying states. The presence of relatively high intensity sequence bands leads to asymmetry of each of the X{sup 2}B{sub 1} state bands.

  20. Study of boron carbide evolution under neutron irradiation; Contribution a l'etude de l'evolution du carbure de bore sous irradiation neutronique

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    Simeone, D. [CEA/Saclay, Dept. de Mecanique et de Technologie (DMT), 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)]|[Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II, (CNRS), 63 - Aubiere (France)

    1999-07-01

    Owing to its high neutron efficiency, boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) is used as a neutron absorber in control rods of nuclear plants. Its behaviour under irradiation has been extensively studied for many years. It now seems clear that brittleness of the material induced by the {sup 10}B(n,{alpha}){sup 7}Li capture reaction is due to penny shaped helium bubbles associated to a high strain field around them. However, no model explains the behaviour of the material under neutron irradiation. In order to build such a model, this work uses different techniques: nuclear microprobe X-ray diffraction profile analysis and Raman and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to present an evolution model of B{sub 4}C under neutron irradiation. The use of nuclear reactions produced by a nuclear microprobe such as the {sup 7}Li(p,p'{gamma}){sup 7}Li reaction, allows to measure lithium profile in B{sub 4}C pellets irradiated either in Pressurised Water Reactors or in Fast Breeder Reactors. Examining such profiles enables us to describe the migration of lithium atoms out of B{sub 4}C materials under neutron irradiation. The analysis of X-ray diffraction profiles of irradiated B{sub 4}C samples allows us to quantify the concentrations of helium bubbles as well as the strain fields around such bubbles.Furthermore Raman spectroscopy studies of different B{sub 4}C samples lead us to propose that under neutron irradiation. the CBC linear chain disappears. Such a vanishing of this CBC chain. validated by NMR analysis, may explain the penny shaped of helium bubbles inside irradiated B{sub 4}C. (author)

  1. Dependency of tunneling magneto-resistance on Fe insertion-layer thickness in Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 6}B{sub 2}/MgO-based magnetic tunneling junctions

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    Chae, Kyo-Suk [MRAM Center, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., San #16 Banwol-dong, Hwasung-City, Gyeonggi-Do 445-701 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jea-Gun, E-mail: parkjgL@hanyang.ac.kr [MRAM Center, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-04-21

    For Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 6}B{sub 2}/MgO-based perpendicular magnetic tunneling junctions spin valves with [Co/Pd]{sub n}-synthetic-antiferromagnetic (SyAF) layers, the tunneling-magneto-resistance (TMR) ratio strongly depends on the nanoscale Fe insertion-layer thickness (t{sub Fe}) between the Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 6}B{sub 2} pinned layer and MgO tunneling barrier. The TMR ratio rapidly increased as t{sub Fe} increased up to 0.4 nm by improving the crystalline linearity of a MgO tunneling barrier and by suppressing the diffusion of Pd atoms from a [Co/Pd]{sub n}-SyAF. However, it abruptly decreased by further increasing t{sub Fe} in transferring interfacial-perpendicular magnetic anisotropy into the IMA characteristic of the Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 6}B{sub 2} pinned layer. Thus, the TMR ratio peaked at t{sub Fe} = 0.4 nm: i.e., 120% at 29 Ωμm{sup 2}.

  2. Reactivity and neutron flux measurements in IPEN/MB-01 reactor with B{sub 4}C burnable poison; Medidas de reatividade e de fluxo de neutrons no reator IPEN/MB-01 com veneno queimavel de B{sub 4}C

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    Fer, Nelson Custodio; Moreira, Joao Manoel Losada [Centro Tecnologico da Marinha em Sao Paulo (CTMSP), SP (Brazil)

    2000-07-01

    Burnable poison rods, made of B{sub 4}C- Al{sub 2} O{sub 3} pellets with 5.01 mg/cm{sup 3} {sup 10} B concentration, have been manufactured for a set of experiments in the IPEN/MB-01 zero-power reactor. Several core parameters which are affected by the burnable poisons rods have been measured. The principal results, for the situation in which the burnable poison rods are located near the absorber rods of a control rod, are they cause a 29% rod worth shadowing, a reduction of 39% in the local void coefficient of reactivity, a reduction of 4.8% in the isothermal temperature coefficient of reactivity, and a reduction of 9% in the thermal neutron flux in the region where the burnable poison rods are located. These experimental results will be used for the validation of burnable poison calculation methods in the CTMSP. (author)

  3. Optimisation of soft magnetic properties in Fe-Cu-X-Si{sub 13}B{sub 9} (X=Cr, Mo, Zr) amorphous alloys

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    Kwapulinski, P.; Rasek, J.; Stoklosa, Z.; Haneczok, G. E-mail: haneczok@us.edu.pl

    2001-09-01

    In the present paper a group of Fe-Cu-X-Si{sub 13}B{sub 9} (X=Cr, Mo, Zr) amorphous alloys has been examined by applying different experimental techniques--magnetic permeability, magnetic after-effect, coercive force and electrical resistivity measurements. It has been shown that their soft magnetic properties can be optimised by 1-h thermal annealing at the temperature close to the crystallisation temperature. This leads to an increase of permeability and a decrease of coercive force, thermal instability (magnetic after-effect intensity) and electrical resistivity of the material. The optimisation effect is discussed in terms of different processes--(i) a formation of a nanocrystalline phase with the grain size much smaller than the ferromagnetic exchange length, (ii) an annealing out of microvoids formed during the fabrication process and also (iii) a decrease of the effective magnetostriction constant. The temperature of optimisation annealing treatment is always higher than the Curie temperatures of the materials and varies approximately linearly with the atomic radius of the alloying additions.

  4. Off-diagonal magnetoimpedance effect in field quenched Co{sub 69}Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 15}B{sub 12} amorphous ribbons

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    Sanchez, T.; Vega, V.; Santos, J.D.; Perez, M.J.; Prida, V.M.; Sanchez, M.L.; Hernando, B. [Universidad de Oviedo, Departamento de Fisica (Spain); Escoda, L.; Sunol, J.J. [Universidad de Girona, Departament de Fisica (Spain)

    2011-10-15

    In this work, the off-diagonal magnetoimpedance (MI) effect in two types of Co{sub 69}Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 15}B{sub 12} amorphous ribbons was measured. One type of ribbons was obtained by means of the conventional melt spinning technique. The other type of ribbons was obtained by the same procedure but with an applied transverse bias magnetic field, in order to induce a transverse anisotropy across the ribbon plane. According to our results, this field quenching procedure induces a small and homogeneously distributed anisotropy that improves the off-diagonal impedance response in all the frequency range here measured. In the as-quenched ribbon without field, slightly asymmetric two-peak behaviour of the field depending off-diagonal impedance at a frequency higher than its corresponding relaxation frequency has been observed. This can be related to the coupling among ribbon layers with different magnitude and/or orientation of the anisotropy induced by the developed stresses during the fabrication process. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  5. Electrochemical reduction of 2,4-dinitrophenol on nanocomposite electrodes modified with mesoporous silica and poly(vitamin B{sub 1}) films

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    Yang Ping; Cai Hui; Liu Shantang [School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Process of Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430073 (China); Hubei Key Lab of Novel Reactor and Green Chemical Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Wan Qijin, E-mail: qijinwan@mail.wit.edu.cn [School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Process of Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430073 (China); Hubei Key Lab of Novel Reactor and Green Chemical Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Wang Xiaoxia [Blumenstrasse 6, Gundelfingen 79194 (Germany); Yang Nianjun, E-mail: nianjun.yang@iaf.fraunhofer.de [Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF), Freiburg 79108 (Germany)

    2011-08-01

    Electrochemical reduction of 2,4-dinitrophenol was investigated on a glassy carbon electrode modified with a nanocomposite Santa Barbara Amorphous silica (SBA-15) film and poly(vitamin B{sub 1}) film. For sensitive and selective detections, vanadium pentoxide and cerium oxide nanoparticles were incorporated into the matrix of SBA-15. 2,4-Dinitrophenol was reduced on the modified electrode at -0.39 and -0.25 V, corresponding to the reduction of 4-dinitrophenol and 2-dinitrophenol, respectively. Both cathodic peak currents were controlled by the diffusion of 2,4-dinitrophenol. The amplitude of the peak currents was proportional to the 2,4-dinitrophenol concentration in the range of 3.0-30 {mu}M. The modified electrode demonstrated a long lifetime for the detection of 2,4-dinitrophenol. The detection limit of 2,4-dinitrophenol was 0.5 {mu}M. Moreover, the modified electrode was used successfully to detect 2,4-dinitrophenol in lake water.

  6. Magnetic and structural properties of nanocrystalline ultrathin Fe{sub 83}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 7}B{sub 9} submitted to Joule heating

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    Tiberto, P.; Vinai, F. [Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, Turin (Italy); Allia, P. [Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Baricco, M. [Torino Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica; Park, J.Y.; Kim, K.Y. [Korea Inst. of Science and Technology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Metals

    1998-06-01

    Ultrathin ({proportional_to}10 {mu}m) ribbons of the amorphous alloy Fe{sub 83}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 7}B{sub 9} obtained by single roll melt spinning have been submitted to dc Joule heating in vacuo in order to develop a nanocrystalline phase characterised by a very reduced grain size. The initial permeability of the nanocrystallized alloy was measured on open samples by means of a conventional fluxmetric technique with air-flux compensation. The interval of magnetising frequency was 100 Hz - 10 kHz. All samples were submitted to X-ray diffraction to evaluate the mean grain size, composition and strain level of the nanocrystalline phase. A substantial improvement in the magnetic permeability of Joule-heated nanocrystalline samples with respect to the conventionally annealed ones has been always found. Variations as high as 1000 times the as-quenched value have been observed for a wide range of electrical-current densities (4 10{sup 7} {<=} j {<=} 6 10{sup 7} A/m{sup 2}). (orig.) 10 refs.

  7. Influence of titanium ions on spectroscopic properties of TeO{sub 2}-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}: TiO{sub 2} glass ceramics

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    Satyanarayana, T.; Valente, M.A. [Department of Physics, University of Aveiro (Portugal); LBR College of Engineering, Mylavaram (India); Gandhi, Y.; Veeraiah, N. [Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nuzvid (India); Kityk, I.V. [Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Czestochowa, Czestochowa (Poland)

    2011-11-15

    A family of antimony tellurite glasses of the composition (55-x)TeO{sub 2}-10Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-35B{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixed with different concentrations of TiO{sub 2} (0 to 2 mol%) were prepared and crystallized. The samples were characterized by XRD and SEM techniques; spectroscopic (optical absorption and Raman) and PIB properties have been investigated. Randomly distributed crystals were identified by SEM. The XRD studies have revealed the presence of Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 2}O{sub 9}, TiTe{sub 3}O{sub 8,}TiBO{sub 3} crystalline phases in these samples. The diffraction data also indicated that, the antimony ions coexist in Sb{sup 5+} state with Sb{sup 3+} state in these samples; however, the concentration of Sb{sup 3+} ions seems to be dominant over Sb{sup 5+} ions in the samples containing lower concentrations of TiO{sub 2}. Optical absorption spectral studies have indicated that a considerable proportion of Ti ions do exist in Ti{sup 3+} state in addition to Ti{sup 4+} state and the redox ratio seems to be increasing with increase in the concentration of TiO{sub 2}. The Raman spectral studies have revealed the presence of several conventional structural groups viz., TeO{sub 4}, SbO{sub 3}, BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4}, TiO{sub 4,}TiO{sub 6} in the glass ceramic network; these studies have also indicated a growing degree of disorder in the glass ceramic with increase in the concentration of TiO{sub 2}. The experiments on PIB with 7 ns 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser beam indicated the maximum intensity of birefringence for the sample crystallized with 2.0 mol% of TiO{sub 2}. This result combined with the optical absorption studies allowed us to conclusion that Ti ion surrounding ligands play principal role in the observed PIB effects (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  8. Numerical Study of Wake Vortex Interaction with the Ground Using the Terminal Area Simulation System

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    Proctor, Fred H.; Han, Jongil

    1999-01-01

    A sensitivity study for the in-ground effect on aircraft wake vortices has been conducted using a validated large eddy simulation model. The numerical results are compared with observed data and show good agreement for vortex decay and lateral vortex transport. The vortex decay rate is strongly influenced by the ground, but appears somewhat insensitive to ambient turbulence. In addition, the results show that the ground can affect the trajectory and descent-rate of a wake vortex pair at elevations up to about 3 b(sub o) (where b(sub o) is the initial vortex separation). However, the ground does not influence the average circulation of the vortices until the cores descend to within about 0.6 b(sub o), after which time the ground greatly enhances their rate of demise. Vortex rebound occurs in the simulations, but is more subtle than shown in previous numerical studies.

  9. Luminescent properties of red-emitting LiSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub (9-3x/2)}N{sub x}:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor for white-LEDs

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    Yu Hua, E-mail: yuhua5101@163.com [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Deng Degang; Xu Shiqing [College of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Yu Cuiping; Yin Haoyong; Nie Qiulin [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China)

    2012-10-15

    An Eu{sup 2+}-activated oxynitride LiSr{sub (4-y)}B{sub 3}O{sub (9-3x/2)}N{sub x}:yEu{sup 2+} red-emitting phosphor was synthesized by solid-state reactions. The synthesized phosphor crystallized in a cubic system with space group Ia-3d. The LiSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub (9-3x/2)}N{sub x}:Eu{sup 2+} phosphors exhibited a broad red emission band with a peak at 610 nm and a full width at half maximum of 106 nm under 410 nm excitation, which is ascribed to the 4f{sup 6}5d{sup 1}{yields}4f{sup 7} transition of Eu{sup 2+}. The optimal doped nitrogen concentration was observed to be x=0.75. The average decay times of two different emission centers were estimated to be 568 and 489 ns in the LiSr{sub 3.99}B{sub 3}O{sub 8.25}N{sub 0.5}:0.01Eu{sup 2+} phosphors, respectively. Concentration quenching of Eu{sup 2+} ions occurred at y=0.07, and the critical distance was determined as 17.86 A. The non-radiative transitions via dipole-dipole interactions resulted in the concentration quenching of Eu{sup 2+}-site emission centers in the LiSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} host. These results indicate LiSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub (9-3x/2)}N{sub x}:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor is promising for application in white near-UV LEDs. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An oxynitride LiSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}N:Eu{sup 2+} red-emitting phosphor was prepared at low synthesis temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The introduced nitrogen improved the excitation and emission intensity of the phosphor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The wide excitation band matches well with near-UV LED chips. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The emission spectrum of the phosphor showed a broad full width at half maximum of about 106 nm.

  10. Synthesis, structural and magnetic properties of the nanocomposite Fe{sub 63}B{sub 23}Nd{sub 7}Y{sub 3}Nb{sub 3}Cr{sub 1} magnets

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    Ahmad, Zubair [State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Institute of Industrial Control System, P. Box 1398, Rawalpindi (Pakistan); Ma Tianyu, E-mail: maty@zju.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Tao Shan [State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Yan Mi, E-mail: mse_yanmi@zju.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2012-04-15

    The Fe{sub 63}B{sub 23}Nd{sub 7}Y{sub 3}Nb{sub 3}Cr{sub 1} nanocomposite magnets in the form of sheets have been prepared by copper mold casting technique. The phase evolution, crystal structure, microstructural and magnetic properties have been investigated in the as-cast and annealed states. The as-cast sheets show magnetically soft behaviors which become magnetically hard by thermal annealing. The optimal annealed microstructure was composed of nanosize soft magnetic {alpha}-Fe (19-29 nm) and hard magnetic Nd{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B (45-55 nm) grains. The best hard magnetic properties such as intrinsic coercivity, {sub j}H{sub c} of 1119 kA/m, remanence, B{sub r} of 0.44 T, magnetic induction to saturation magnetization ratio, M{sub r}/M{sub s}=0.61 and maximum energy product, (BH){sub max} of 55 kJ/m{sup 3} was obtained after annealing at 680 Degree-Sign C for 15 min. The annealing treatment above 680 Degree-Sign C results in non-ideal phase grains growth, which degrade the magnetic properties. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of Fe{sub 63}B{sub 23}Nd{sub 7}Y{sub 3}Nb{sub 3}Cr{sub 1} amorphous sheets by copper mold injection casting technique. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Development of high coercivity nanocomposite permanent magnet based on Fe{sub 63}B{sub 23}Nd{sub 7}Y{sub 3}Nb{sub 3}Cr{sub 1} alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microstructural and magnetic properties are affected by alloy constitution magnetic phases. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnet exhibited promising magnetic properties such as: {sub j}H{sub c} of 1119 kA/m, B{sub r} of 0.44 T, (BH){sub max} of 55 kJ/m{sup 3}.

  11. Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of atomic motion in borohydride-based materials: Fast anion reorientations and cation diffusion

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    Skripov, A.V., E-mail: skripov@imp.uran.ru; Soloninin, A.V.; Babanova, O.A.; Skoryunov, R.V.

    2015-10-05

    Highlights: • Solid solutions LiBH{sub 4}–LiI: extremely fast BH{sub 4} reorientations down to low T. • LiLa(BH{sub 4}){sub 3}Cl: Li-ion diffusive jumps and BH{sub 4} reorientations at the same frequency scale. • Dramatic acceleration of B{sub 12}H{sub 12} reorientations in the disordered phase of Na{sub 2}B{sub 12}H{sub 12}. • Fast Na-ion diffusion in the disordered phase of Na{sub 2}B{sub 12}H{sub 12}. - Abstract: Two basic types of thermally activated atomic jump motion are known to exist in solid borohydrides and the related systems: the reorientations of complex anions ([BH{sub 4}]{sup −}, [B{sub 12}H{sub 12}]{sup 2−}) and the translational diffusion of metal cations or complex anions. This paper reviews recent progress in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of these jump processes in complex hydrides, such as solid solutions of halide anions in borohydrides, bimetallic borohydrides and borohydride–chlorides, borohydride–amides, and B{sub 12}H{sub 12}-based compounds. The emphasis is put on the systems showing fast-ion conductivity. For these systems, we discuss a possible relation between the reorientational motion of complex anions and the translational motion of metal cations.

  12. Circadian rhythm disturbance after radiotherapy for brain tumor in infantile period; Clinical effect of L-thyroxine and vitamin B[sub 12

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    Kubota, Masaya; Shinozaki, Masako (Metropolitan Medical Center for the Severely Handicapped, Fuchu, Tokyo (Japan)); Sasaki, Hideo

    1993-08-01

    We report a 19-year-old man suffering from circadian sleep-wake (S-W) rhythm disturbance after total tumor resection and whole brain irradiation. The patient was diagnosed as having astrocytoma in the right temporal lobe by CT scan and angiography at the age of 6 months. After total tumor resection and whole brain irradiation ([sup 60]Co 60 Gy), he showed profound psychomotor retardation, endoclinologic dysfunction including hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency, and S-W rhythm disturbance. At age 19, brain MRI revealed asymmetrical low intensity in the hypothalamic region. On endoclinological examination panhypopituitarism due to primary hypothalamic lesion was evident. His S-W rhythm was disturbed; i.e., sleep periods were dispersedly distributed throughout 24 hours. He showed a lethargic tendency in the daytime. All-day polysomnography revealed abnormal sleep structure such as the absence of sleep spindle and hump, peripheral apnea, snoring and low oxygen saturation. After L-thyroxine supplementation his daily activity improved gradually. The decrease in short time sleep and tendency of a free-running rhythm were observed and oxygen saturation improved remarkably. Peripheral apnea and snoring disappeared. This wakening effect of L-thyroxine administration may be due to improvement of hypothyroidism symptom such as myxoedematous pharynx. It also seems related to the alteration of the central S-W rhythm regulation, because free-running rhythm appeared after L-thyroxine administration. Vitamin B[sub 12] (VB[sub 12]), which has been reported to be effective for S-W rhythm disorders, was not effective for our patient's free-running rhythm. Compared with the patients responding to VB[sub 12], our patient's organic brain damage was more evident radiologically and endoclinologically. Following the hypothesis that VB[sub 12] has a potential to reinforce the entrainment of circadian rhythm, our patient's organic brain damage may include entrainment

  13. Order-disorder transition of vortex matter in Mg{sub 0.9}B{sub 2}: anisotropic effects

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    Oliveira, A A M; Ortiz, W A [Grupo de Supercondutividade e Magnetismo, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Sharma, P A; Hur, N; Cheong, S-W, E-mail: ana@df.ufscar.b, E-mail: ana@df.ufscar.b [Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, NJ (United States)

    2009-03-01

    Third-harmonic susceptibility studies have been employed to probe the order-disorder transition of Vortex Matter of a magnesium-deficient sample of MgB{sub 2}. Our results reveal that the measured threshold is anisotropic for different orientations of the applied magnetic field, suggesting that the pinning efficiency of the magnesium-deficient regions depend on the orientation of the penetrated vortices.

  14. Toxic responses of developing fifth instar milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera), to aflatoxin B/sub 1/

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    Llewellyn, G.C.; Gee, C.L.; Sherertz, P.C.

    1988-03-01

    Although studies on the aflatoxins have involved test systems ranging from cell cultures to laboratory animals, there appears to be a general lack of information on the ecological and economic effects of aflatoxins on insects. However, this situation is gradually changing. These studies involved the toxic responses of fifth instar milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) to AFB/sub 1/. Milkweed bugs pass through five distinct nymphal instars. In the fifth instar stage, the insect is marked with lateral spots on all of the abdominal pleurites and median spots on the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth dorsal abdominal tergites. The apex of the ventral abdominal surface is black and the remainder of the body is reddish-orange. Also, the adult is elongate to oval, and it is black and red in color. Because of this insect's ability to live and reproduce normally when provided dried sunflower seeds and water, it is a very desirable model to study through out the year. It is thought that juvenile insect stages are more sensitive to AFT than are adults, thus the instar and its developmental and sexual responses to aflatoxins are of interest.

  15. Microstrucural characterization of gas atomized Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} and Fe{sub 97}Si{sub 3} alloys

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    Garcia-Escorial, A., E-mail: age@cenim.csic.es [CENIM-CSIC, Avda. Gregorio del Amo, 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Lieblich, M. [CENIM-CSIC, Avda. Gregorio del Amo, 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Lopez, M.; Marin, P. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, P.O. Box 155, 28230 Madrid (Spain)

    2011-06-15

    Research highlights: > Two FeSi-base alloys as precursors for small dimension soft magnets. > Small particles rapidly solidified by gas atomisation. > Increase effective magnetic anisotropy constant by alloying segregation. > Magnetic hardenning due to volume decrease. - Abstract: Powder particles of Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} and Fe{sub 97}Si{sub 3} soft magnetic alloys have been prepared by gas atomization. The gas atomized powder was microstructurally characterized and the dependence of coercivity with the composition and powder particle size investigated. As-atomized powder particles of both compositions were constituted by a bcc {alpha}-Fe (Si) solid solution. The Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} powder particles presented a grain microstructure with dendrite structure, which dendrite arms were enriched in Nb. The coercivity increased as the particle size decreased, with a minimum coercivity, of 5 Oe, measured in the Fe{sub 97}Si{sub 3} alloy in the range of 50-100 {mu}m powder particle size. The coercive fields were quite higher in the Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu{sub 1} than in the Fe{sub 97}Si{sub 3} powder, due to the Nb addition, which produced a phase segregation that leads to a noticeable magnetic hardening.

  16. Moessbauer and magnetoelastic investigations of the surface effects in Fe{sub 72}Cu{sub 1.5}Nb{sub 4}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} nanocrystalline alloy

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    Szumiata, T. E-mail: szumiatt@inetia.plszumiatt@kiux.man.radom.pl; Brzozka, K.; Gawronski, M.; Gorka, B.; Blazquez-Gamez, J.S.; Kulik, T.; Zuberek, R.; Slawska-Waniewska, A

    2004-05-01

    An existence of effects connected with the surface of grains in nanocrystalline FINEMET-like Fe{sub 72}Cu{sub 1.5}Nb{sub 4}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy was verified by investigation of hyperfine and magnetoelastic properties. In the Moessbauer spectra (collected both at room temperature and close to T{sub c} of amorphous matrix) a broad, high field component was found, which could be attributed to the grains surface and interface region. Such interpretation is confirmed in magnetostrictive experiment pointing to a high value of surface magnetostriction constant.

  17. Magnetic properties of the suction-cast bulk amorphous alloy: (Fe{sub 0.61}Co{sub 0.10}Zr{sub 0.025}Hf{sub 0.025}Ti{sub 0.02}W{sub 0.02}B{sub 0.20}){sub 96}Y{sub 4}

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    Błoch, K., E-mail: bloch@wip.pcz.pl

    2015-09-15

    This paper presents the results of studies into the structural and magnetic properties of the bulk amorphous alloy: (Fe{sub 0.61}Co{sub 0.10}Zr{sub 0.025}Hf{sub 0.025}Ti{sub 0.02}W{sub 0.02}B{sub 0.20}){sub 96}Y{sub 4}, fabricated in the form of rods of length: 20 mm, and diameters: 1 mm and 2 mm. The samples were produced using the suction-casting method. The amorphicity of the investigated alloy, in the as-quenched state, was verified using X-ray diffractometry and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Studies of the magnetic susceptibility disaccommodation and the approach to magnetic saturation facilitated the conclusion that the investigated alloy, obtained in the form of rods of 2 mm diameter, can be characterized by a higher packing density of atoms; this was further confirmed by the results of Mössbauer spectroscopy. - Highlights: • Samples were obtained using using the suction-casting method. • The samples were manufactured in the shape of rods of diameters 1 mm and 2 mm. • The amorphous structure was confirmed using XRD and Mössbauer spectroscopy. • Magnetic properties were analyzed in terms of contents of structural defects. • Time stability of magnetic properties was studied by disaccommodation phenomenon.

  18. A detailed examination of a X-line region in the distant tail: ISEE-3 observations of jet flow and B{sub z} reversals and a pair of slow shocks

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    Ho, C.M.; Tsurutani, B.T.; Smith, E.J. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Feldman, W.C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1994-12-15

    The authors report an observation of Petschek-type magnetic reconnection at a distant neutral line (X = {minus}230 R{sub e}, July 8, 1983) with a full set of signatures of the magnetic merging process. These features include a reversal of plasma flows from earthward to tailward, a pair of slow shocks and the magnetic field X-type line. These two slow shocks are shown to satisfy the shock criteria used by Feldman et al. The spacecraft first crosses a slow shock to enter the earthward flowing plasmasheet with velocity of about 440 km/s. The embedded magnetic field has a positive B{sub z} component. The spacecraft next enters a region of tailward plasma flow with speed {approximately} 670 km/s and an embedded negative B{sub z}, indicating entry into the plasmasheet tailward of the X-line. These observed velocities are comparable to calculated velocities based on Rankine-Hugoniot conservation relationships. The spacecraft subsequently returns into the south tail lobe by crossing another slow shock. Coplanarity analyses show that the two shocks have orientations consistent with that predicted by the Petschek reconnection model. The authors note that this event occurs during northward interplanetary magnetic fields. Thus, a magnetic stress built-up in the distant tail may be responsible for this reconnection process. 13 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  19. A detailed examination of a X-line region in the distant tail: ISEE-3 observations of jet flow and B(sub z) reversals and a pair of slow shocks

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    Ho, C. M.; Tsurutani, B. T.; Smith, E. J.; Feldman, W. C.

    1994-01-01

    We report an observation of Petschek-type magnetic reconnection at a distant neutral line (X = -230 R(sub e)) with a full set of signatures of the magnetic merging process. These features include a reversal of plasma flows from earthward to tailward, a pair of slow shocks and the magnetic field X-type line. These two slow shocks are shown to satisfy the shock criteria used by Feldman et al. (1987). The spacecraft first crosses a slow shock to enter the earthward flowing plasmasheet with velocity of about 440 km/s. The embedded magnetic field has a positive B(sub z) component. The spacecraft next enters a region of tailward plasma flow with speed approximately 670 km/s and an embedded negative B(sub z), indicating entry into the plasmasheet tailward of the X-line. These observed velocities are comparable to calculated velocities based on Rankine-Hugoniot conservation relationships. The spacecraft subsequently returns into the south tail lobe by crossing another slow shock. Coplanarity analyses shows that the two slow shocks have orientations consistent with that predicted by the Petschek reconnection model. We note that this event occurs during northward interplanetary magnetic fields. Thus, a magnetic stress built-up in the distant tail may be responsible for this reconnection process.

  20. Structural and electronic properties of zinc blende B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloys via first-principle calculations

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    Abdiche, A., E-mail: abdiche_a@yahoo.fr [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Baghdad, R. [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Khenata, R., E-mail: khenata_rabah@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique (LPQ3M), Departement de Technologie, Universite de Mascara, 29000 Mascara (Algeria); Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, P.O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Riane, R. [Computational Materials Science Laboratory, University Research of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, 22000 Algeria (Algeria); Al-Douri, Y. [Institute of Nono Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Guemou, M. [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Bin-Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, P.O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-02-01

    The structural and electronic properties of cubic zinc blende BN, BP, AlN and AlP compounds and their B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloys, have been calculated using the non relativistic full-potential linearized-augmented plane wave FP-LAPW method. The exchange-correlation potential is treated with the local density approximation of Perdew and Wang (LDA-PW) as well as the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) of Perdew-Burke and Ernzerhof (GGA-PBE). The calculated structural properties of BN, BP, AlN and AlP compounds are in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. A nonlinear variation of compositions x and y with the lattice constants, bulk modulus, direct and indirect band gaps is found. The calculated bowing of the fundamental band gaps is in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical value. To our knowledge this is the first quantitative theoretical investigation on B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloy and still awaits experimental confirmations.

  1. Influence of milling time on the structural, microstructural and magnetic properties of mechanically alloyed Ni{sub 58}Fe{sub 12}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 10}B{sub 10} nanostructured/amorphous powders

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    Besmel, R., E-mail: r.besmel@iauahvaz.ac.ir [Materials Science and Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University Ahvaz Branch, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghaffari, M. [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sensor and Actuator Laboratory II, BLK S2.1, B6-02, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Shokrollahi, H., E-mail: shokrollahi@sutech.ac.ir [Electroceramics Group, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Shiraz University of Technology, 71555-313, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Chitsazan, B.; Karimi, L. [Materials Science and Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University Ahvaz Branch, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-11-15

    This paper investigates structural, microstructural and magnetic properties of amorphous/nanocrystalline Ni{sub 58}Fe{sub 12}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 10}B{sub 10} powders prepared by high energy milling. Ball milling of Ni, Fe, Zr, Hf and B leads to alloying of the element powders at 120 h. The results show that at 190 h the amorphous content is at the highest level and the grain size is about 2 nm. The magnetic measurements reveal that the coercivity and the saturation magnetization reach about 20 Oe and 30 emu/g at 190 h and become approximately 5 Oe and 40 emu/g after a suitable heat treatment, respectively. - Highlights: > We investigated the influence of milling time on the structural and magnetic properties of mechanically alloyed Ni{sub 58}Fe{sub 12}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 10}B{sub 10} nanostructured/amorphous powders. > Results showed that at 190 h the amorphous content is at the highest level and the grain size is about 2 nm. > By obtaining the amorphous structure and applying a suitable heat treatment the magnetic properties were improved.

  2. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Ta|Co{sub 40}Fe{sub 40}B{sub 20}|MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} structures and perpendicular CoFeB|MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}|CoFeB magnetic tunnel junction

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    Tao, B. S.; Li, D. L.; Yuan, Z. H.; Liu, H. F.; Ali, S. S.; Feng, J. F.; Wei, H. X.; Han, X. F., E-mail: xfhan@iphy.ac.cn [Beijing National Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Liu, Y.; Zhao, Y. G. [Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, Q.; Guo, Z. B. [Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 239955 (Saudi Arabia); Zhang, X. X. [Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 239955 (Saudi Arabia); Division of Physical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 239955 (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-09-08

    Magnetic properties of Co{sub 40}Fe{sub 40}B{sub 20} (CoFeB) thin films sandwiched between Ta and MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} layers have been systematically studied. For as-grown state, Ta/CoFeB/MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} structures exhibit good perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) with interface anisotropy K{sub i} = 1.22 erg/cm{sup 2}, which further increases to 1.30 erg/cm{sup 2} after annealing, while MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}/CoFeB/Ta multilayer shows in-plane magnetic anisotropy and must be annealed in order to achieve PMA. For bottom CoFeB layer, the thickness window for PMA is from 0.6 to 1.0 nm, while that for top CoFeB layer is between 0.8 and 1.4 nm. Perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJs) with a core structure of CoFeB/MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}/CoFeB have also been fabricated and tunneling magnetoresistance ratio of about 36% at room temperature and 63% at low temperature have been obtained. The intrinsic excitations in the p-MTJs have been identified by inelastic electron-tunneling spectroscopy.

  3. Magnetic power losses in [(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 75}B{sub 20}Si{sub 5}]{sub 93}Nb{sub 4}Y{sub 3} (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4) bulk metallic glasses

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    Piccin, R; Baricco, M [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, Via P.Giuria 9, 10125 Torino (Italy); Tiberto, P [Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica INRIM, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino (Italy); Chiriac, H, E-mail: rafael.piccin@unito.i [National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, 47 Mangeron Blvd, Iasi 700050 (Romania)

    2009-01-01

    Magnetic power losses of [(Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}){sub 75}B{sub 20}Si{sub 5}]{sub 93}Nb{sub 4}Y{sub 3} (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4) metallic glasses have been investigated. Bulk samples were prepared by water-cooled Cu-mold injection casting technique with shapes of cylinders (0.8 mm diameter and 30 mm length) and toroids (10 mm external diameter and 0.5 mm thickness). Ribbons prepared by the melt- spinning technique were also analyzed. Glassy structures were confirmed by the presence of a main halo in XRD and by crystallization signal in DSC. Power losses were studied with a digital wattmeter over a range of frequencies from 1 to 400 Hz at selected peak inductions. Ribbons show smaller losses than bulk samples, presenting 24.5 J/m{sup 3} at 50 Hz and 0.65 T peak induction. It was observed that the Co addition reduces significantly the power losses. A separation theory was applied in order to explain the square root behavior of the measured power losses as a function of frequency and the results are in good agreement with the experimental data. The magnetic data were used to identify the presence of crystalline inclusions in the magnetic bulk metallic glasses. The effect of sample shape and composition on magnetic properties will be discussed.

  4. Giant magnetoimpedance effect in Fe{sub 75.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 7} ribbon/FeGa film composite

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    Zhang, Yi, E-mail: yzhang@shnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Material and Device, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China); Mathematics & Science College, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China); Gan, Tao; Wang, Tao [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Material and Device, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China); Wang, Feifei [Mathematics & Science College, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China); Shi, Wangzhou [Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Material and Device, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China); Mathematics & Science College, Shanghai Normal University, 200234 Shanghai (China)

    2016-11-01

    Optimized giant magnetoimpedance effect of Fe{sub 75.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 7} amorphous ribbon/Fe{sub 80}Ga{sub 20} film composites has been investigated. FeCuNbSiB amorphous ribbons as the substrates are commercially available, magnetostrictive FeGa films are deposited on one or both sides of the ribbons by ion-beam sputtering. Compared with the GMI curves without FeGa layer, the GMI effect of FeCuNbSiB amorphous ribbon has been obviously improved with FeGa film covered (from 4% to 16%). Moreover, the details exhibit an interesting phenomenon: at a certain frequency, when the FeGa film covered on one side of the ribbon, the GMI ratio decreases with the thickness of the FeGa film; however, when the FeGa films covered on both sides of the ribbon, the GMI ratio increases with the thickness of the FeGa film. We mainly attribute the reason to strain-induced anisotropy, which is induced by magnetostrictive effect under a longitudinal applied magnetic field. - Highlights: • Magnetostrictive FeGa film is applied to enhance the GMI effect of Fe{sub 75.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 7} amorphous ribbon. • GMI value of Fe{sub 75.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 7} amorphous ribbon/ FeGa film composite is improved from 4% to 16%. • Fe{sub 80}Ga{sub 20} films are deposited on one or both sides of the ribbons by ion-beam sputtering. • Different GMI properties can be observed when FeGa is deposited on one or both sides. • Strain-induced anisotropy of FeGa film could explain this phenomenon.

  5. Intermediate valence in single crystals of (Lu{sub 1−x}Y b{sub x}){sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Ge{sub 13} (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)

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    Rai, Binod K.; Morosan, E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005 (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Single crystals of (Lu{sub 1−x}Y b{sub x}){sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Ge{sub 13} were characterized by magnetization, specific heat, and electrical resistivity measurements. Doping Yb into the non-magnetic Lu{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Ge{sub 13} compound tunes this cubic system’s properties from a superconductor with disordered metal normal state (x < 0.05) to a Kondo for 0.05 ≤ x ≤0.2 and intermediate valence at the highest Yb concentrations. The evidence for intermediate Yb valence comes from a broad maximum in the magnetic susceptibility and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Furthermore, the resistivity displays a local maximum at finite temperatures at intermediate compositions x, followed by apparent metallic behavior closest to the Yb end compound in the series.

  6. Green emission from Eu{sup 2+}/Dy{sup 3+} codoped SrO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass-ceramic by ultraviolet light and femtosecond laser irradiation

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    Zeng, Huidan; Lin, Zhenyu [Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China); Zhang, Qiang [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai 201800 (China); Chen, Danping, E-mail: d-chen@mail.siom.ac.cn [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai 201800 (China); Liang, Xiaoluan; Xu, Yinsheng [Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China); Chen, Guorong, E-mail: hdzeng@ecust.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)

    2011-02-15

    A spectroscopic investigation of Eu{sup 2+}/Dy{sup 3+} codoped SrO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass-ceramic is presented. The sample exhibits green emission excited by ultraviolet (UV) light and near-IR femtosecond (fs) laser. The emission profile obtained by near-IR fs laser irradiation is similar to that by UV excitation, indicating that both of the emissions come from 5d {yields} 4f transition of the Eu{sup 2+} ions. The relationship between the upconversion luminescence (UCL) intensity and pump power reveals a two-photon process in the conversion of near-IR radiation to the green emission. The possible mechanism of UCL from such glass-ceramic is proposed.

  7. Correlation between thermal induced structural and magnetic transformations in Si-rich Fe{sub 73}Cu{sub 1}Si{sub 16}B{sub 7}Nb{sub 3} metal alloy

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    Brzozowski, Romuald, E-mail: rbrzozowski@phys.uni.lodz.pl [Uniwersytet Lodzki, Katedra Fizyki Jadrowej, Pomorska 149, PL 90-236 Lodz (Poland); Moneta, Marek E. [Uniwersytet Lodzki, Katedra Fizyki Ciala Stalego, Pomorska 149, PL 90-236 Lodz (Poland)

    2012-05-15

    Properties of amorphous Fe{sub 73}Cu{sub 1}Si{sub 16}B{sub 7}Nb{sub 3} foil, the Si rich metal alloy, and the foils partly crystallised after annealing, were analysed structurally and magnetically in the temperature range from 4 to 1000 K. The Fe (Si) and Fe (B) structures were identified and characterised with the crystallisation temperatures: 750 and 893 K, activation energies 460 and 580 kJ/mol. The Curie temperatures for amorphous structure: 613 K and for crystalline structures: 820, 875, 920 and 980 K were determined. It was found and analysed a delay of the sample magnetisation, determined by thermomagnetometry, with respect to structural crystallisation, determined by scanning calorimetry, which was correlated with magnetic hyperfine field, determined by transmission Moessbauer spectroscopy.

  8. Role of titanium valence states in optical and electronic features of PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}:TiO{sub 2} glass alloys

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    Satyanarayana, T. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521201, A.P. (India); Kityk, I.V., E-mail: Iwan.Kityk@polsl.p [Chemical Department, Silesian Technological University, ul.Strzody 9, Gliwice (Poland); Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Czestochowa, Al.Armii Krajowej 17/19, Czestohcowa (Poland); Ozga, K. [Chair of Public Health, Technical University of Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 36 B (Poland); Piasecki, M.; Bragiel, P. [Institute of Physics, J. Dlugosz University Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 13/15, Czestochowa (Poland); Brik, M.G. [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014 (Estonia); Ravi Kumar, V. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521201, A.P. (India); Reshak, A.H. [Institute of Physical Biology, South Bohemia University, NoVe Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic); Veeraiah, N. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521201, A.P. (India)

    2009-08-12

    PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different concentrations of TiO{sub 2} (ranging from 0 to 1.5 mol.%) were synthesized. The samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and DSC techniques. A variety of properties, i.e. optical absorption, photoluminescence, infrared, ESR spectra, magnetic susceptibility, photo-induced birefringence (PIB) and dielectric properties (constant epsilon', loss tan delta, a.c. conductivity sigma{sub ac} over a wide range of frequency and temperature) of these glass-ceramics have been explored. The analysis of these results indicated that Ti ion surrounding ligands play principal role in the observed PIB and the sample crystallized with 0.8 mol.% of TiO{sub 2} is the most suitable for the applications in non-linear optical devices.

  9. Search for the rare decays B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alessio, F. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Amoraal, J. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Arrabito, L. [CC-IN2P3, CNRS/IN2P3, Lyon-Villeurbanne (France); Artuso, M. [Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (United States); Aslanides, E. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France)

    2011-05-23

    A search for the decays B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} is performed with about 37 pb{sup -1} of pp collisions at {radical}(s)=7 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The observed numbers of events are consistent with the background expectations. The resulting upper limits on the branching ratios are B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<5.6x10{sup -8} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<1.5x10{sup -8} at 95% confidence level.

  10. Influence of corrosion on surface magnetic density in amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloys

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    Tejedor, M [Departamento de FIsica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); GarcIa, J A [Departamento de FIsica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Elbaile, L [Departamento de FIsica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo, (Spain); Santos, J D [Departamento de FIsica, Universidad de Oviedo, c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Pierna, A R [Departamento de IngenierIa QuImica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Vara, G [Departamento de IngenierIa QuImica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Marzo, F F [Departamento de IngenierIa QuImica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad del PaIs Vasco, PO Box 1379, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain)

    2004-04-21

    The variation of surface magnetization with corrosion in Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} in the amorphous and nanocrystalline states is investigated. The results show that in the amorphous samples when the oxidized layer increases the surface saturation magnetization decreases. However, in the nanocrystalline samples the surface saturation magnetization does not change significantly with the corrosion process but the approximation to saturation is different in the non-oxidized and oxidized nanocrystalline samples. In the case of non-oxidized samples, the surface saturation magnetization is reached at a low applied magnetic field (1000 Am{sup -1}), whereas in the oxidized samples it is reached at a higher applied magnetic field of 7000 and 9000 Am{sup -1} for the samples annealed at 520 deg. C for 60 min and 30 min, respectively.

  11. Nano and micro reoriented domains and their relation with the crystal structure in the new ferroelectric boracite Zn{sub 3}B{sub 7}O{sub 13}Br

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    Campa-Molina, J [Centro Universitario de la Cienega, Universidad de Guadalajara, Laboratorio de Materiales, Avenida Universidad No. 1115, Colonia Linda Vista, CP 47840, Ocotlan, Jalisco (Mexico); Ulloa-Godinez, S [Centro Universitario de la Cienega, Universidad de Guadalajara, Laboratorio de Materiales, Avenida Universidad No. 1115, Colonia Linda Vista, CP 47840, Ocotlan, Jalisco (Mexico); Barrera, A [Centro Universitario de la Cienega, Universidad de Guadalajara, Laboratorio de Materiales, Avenida Universidad No. 1115, Colonia Linda Vista, CP 47840, Ocotlan, Jalisco (Mexico); Bucio, L [Instituto de Fisica, UNAM, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Mata, J [Centro de Ciencias de la Materia Condensada, UNAM, Apartado Postal 2681, E-22800, Ensenada, BC (Mexico)

    2006-05-24

    A new zinc brome boracite Zn{sub 3}B{sub 7}O{sub 13}Br has been grown by a chemical transport reaction in closed quartz ampoules at 920 K. The crystal structure was characterized by Rietveld refinement. Ferroelectric nano and micro reorientable domains were found in this material using polarizing optical microscopy (PLM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Chemical analysis was performed with x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX). In the crystal, a new structure transition at 586 K from orthorhombic (Pca 2{sub 1}) to cubic cell (F4-bar3c) has been found. This transition was corroborated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

  12. Effect of direct current density on performance of tungsten coating electroplated from Na{sub 2}WO{sub 4}-WO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} system

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    Jiang, Fan, E-mail: jiangfan1109@163.com [Department of Materials Physics, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing 210044, Jiangsu Province (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 10083 (China); Shao, Shaofeng; Wu, Hongyan [Department of Materials Physics, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing 210044, Jiangsu Province (China)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • Tungsten coatings were electroplated from the Na{sub 2}WO{sub 4}-WO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} melt. • Tungsten coating comprised a tooth-like layer and a columnar growth layer. • The surface roughness increases as increasing current density. • At high current densities the coating process favors the growth of the (211) orientation. • The growth rate of tungsten crystal nucleus is higher than the nucleation rate. - Abstract: Tungsten coatings with body-centered cubic (bbc) structure were successfully electroplated from Na{sub 2}WO{sub 4}-WO{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} molten salt at 1153 K. Compact and void-free coatings were obtained from the molten salt when the current density was below 80 mA cm{sup −2}. As the increasing of current density, the trend of crystal growth was promoted and the grain size and surface roughness of tungsten coatings increased. The preferred orientation of the coatings changed from (200) to (211). All coatings comprised an inner layer of tooth-like grains and an outer layer of columnar grains. It could be concluded that the nucleation easily occurred on Cu alloy substrate for tungsten atom. When the current density was up to 100 mA cm{sup −2}, the show increase of the thickness was responsible for the rapid decreases of current efficiency. All the tungsten coatings and copper alloy substrates exhibited excellent interface bonding with an adhesive strength which is over 32 MPa.

  13. Chelating agent free-solid phase extraction (CAF-SPE) of Co(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) by new nano hybrid material (ZrO{sub 2}/B{sub 2}O{sub 3})

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    Yalcinkaya, Ozcan [Gazi University, Science Faculty, Department of Chemistry, 06500, Ankara (Turkey); Kalfa, Orhan Murat [Dumlupinar University, Science and Art Faculty, Department of Chemistry, 43100, Kuetahya (Turkey); Tuerker, Ali Rehber, E-mail: aturker@gazi.edu.tr [Gazi University, Science Faculty, Department of Chemistry, 06500, Ankara (Turkey)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: {yields} A novel sorbent for solid phase extraction for the preconcentration of metal ions. {yields} Hybrid nano-scale ZrO{sub 2}/B{sub 2}O{sub 3} as a new SPE material. {yields} There is a no need for using any chelating agents before the preconcentration procedure. - Abstract: New nano hybrid material (ZrO{sub 2}/B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) was synthesized and applied as a sorbent for the separation and/or preconcentration of Co(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) in water and tea leaves prior to their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Synthesized nano material was characterized by scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. The optimum conditions for the quantitative recovery of the analytes, including pH, eluent type and volume, flow rate of sample solution were examined. The effect of interfering ions was also investigated. Under the optimum conditions, adsorption isotherms and adsorption capacities have been examined. The recoveries of Co(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) were 96 {+-} 3%, 95 {+-} 3%, 98 {+-} 4% at 95% confidence level, respectively. The analytical detection limits for Co(II), Cu(II), and Cd(II) were 3.8, 3.3, and 3.1 {mu}g L{sup -1}, respectively. The reusability and adsorption capacities (32.2 mg g{sup -1} for Co, 46.5 mg g{sup -1} for Cu and 109.9 mg g{sup -1} for Cd) of the sorbent were found as satisfactory. The accuracy of the method was confirmed by analyzing certified reference material (GBW-07605 Tea leaves) and spiked real samples. The method was applied for the determination of analytes in tap water and tea leaves.

  14. Development of vertexing and lifetime triggers and a study of B(s) mixing using hadronic decays at D0

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    Barnes, Christopher P

    2005-03-01

    The D0 detector underwent a major upgrade to maximize its ability to fully exploit Run II at the Fermilab Tevatron, the world's highest energy collider. The upgrade included a completely new central tracking system with an outer scintillating fiber tracker and an inner silicon vertex detector all within a 2T superconducting solenoid. This thesis describes the development of high level trigger algorithms including vertexing, impact parameter significance and invariant mass, that utilize tracks from these detectors. One of the main physics goals of Run II is the observation of B{sub s} oscillations. This measurement, which cannot be performed at the B factories, will significantly constrain the ''unitarity triangle'' associated with Cp violation and so probe the Standard Model of particle physics. Furthermore this is an interesting measurement as the study of mixing in meson systems has a long history for revealing new physics. The second part of this thesis presents a study of the hadronic decay B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}{pi}. This important mode provides the best proper time resolution for B{sub s} mixing and is reconstructed for the first time at D0. Projections on the sensitivity to B{sub s} oscillations are then presented.

  15. Crossrelaxations and non-radiative energy transfer from ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2}) Sm{sup 3+} → ({sup 5}D{sub 0}) Eu{sup 3+}: B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZnO glasses

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    Naresh, V., E-mail: varna.naresh@gmail.com; Rudramadevi, B.H.; Buddhudu, S., E-mail: profsb_svuniv@hotmail.com

    2015-05-25

    Graphical abstract: The energy transfer process occurring from Sm{sup 3+} to Eu{sup 3+} in B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZnO (BZn) glasses is analyzed. Based on the Foster–Dexter theory, the possibility of energy transfer between Sm{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} has been demonstrated from the spectral overlap of Eu{sup 3+} absorption and Sm{sup 3+} emission, photoluminescence spectra, energy level diagram and lifetime measurements. The energy transfer mechanism in (Sm{sup 3+} + Eu{sup 3+}) co-doped glass is governed by dipole–dipole interaction. - Highlights: • Spectroscopic properties of individually doped Sm{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 3+} & co-doped (Sm{sup 3+} + Eu{sup 3+}) in BZn glasses were studied separately. • The effect of Eu{sup 3+} concentration on luminescence properties is explained from cross-relaxations. • Energy transfer from Sm{sup 3+} ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2}) to Eu{sup 3+} ({sup 5}D{sub 0}) has been explained from Foster–Dexter theory. • Dipole–dipole mechanism governs the energy transfer from Sm{sup 3+} to Eu{sup 3+}. - Abstract: The present paper reports on the results concerning to photoluminescence features of Eu{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+} ions and energy transfer process occurring from Sm{sup 3+} to Eu{sup 3+} doped in 45 B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–55 ZnO (BZn) glasses prepared by melt quenching technique. Luminescence quenching as a function of Eu{sup 3+} concentration in BZn glasses has been discussed. Among the studied concentrations, 0.5 mol% of Eu{sup 3+} is optimized because it has exhibited red emission transition {sup 5}D{sub 0} → {sup 7}F{sub 2}. With regard to Sm{sup 3+} glasses, orange emission at 602 nm ({sup 4}G{sub 5/2} → {sup 6}H{sub 7/2}) has been noticed on exciting with λ{sub exci} = 403 nm. Based on the Foster–Dexter theory, the possibility of energy transfer between Sm{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} has been explained from the spectral overlap of Eu{sup 3+} absorption and Sm{sup 3+} emission. The optimized concentration 0.5 mol% of Eu{sup 3+} is co

  16. Microstructure evolution and soft magnetic properties of Fe{sub 72-x}Nb{sub x}Al{sub 5}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 11}C{sub 6}B{sub 4} (x=0,2) metallic glasses

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    Mitrovic, N.; Eckert, J.; Mickel, C.; Roth, S. [IFW Dresden, Institute of Metallic Materials, Dresden (Germany)]. E-mail: S.Roth@ifw-dresden.de

    2002-09-21

    The development of the soft magnetic properties of melt spun Fe{sub 72-x}Nb{sub x}Al{sub 5}Ga{sub 2}P{sub 11}C{sub 6}B{sub 4} (x=0,2) ribbons by furnace annealing (FA) and current annealing (CA) has been studied. A comparison between the magnetic and structural properties of annealed samples obtained by these two annealing techniques is presented. The annealed states were characterized by x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and thermomagnetic and hysteresis measurements. For FA samples crystallization starts at 748 K for x=0 and at 743 K for x=2, and for CA samples after applying a heating power of 4.7 W cm{sup -2}. Coercivity reaches its lowest values of 1.91 A m{sup -1} for x 0 and 5.56 A m{sup -1} for x=2 after FA at 673 K. The corresponding data for the CA samples are 2.14 A m{sup -1} for x=0 and 5.27 A m{sup -1} for x=2 after CA at 3.25 W cm{sup -2}. The higher coercivity of the Nb-containing alloy samples seems to be due to the presence of a small amount of niobium carbide crystallites. However, significant differences in the magnetic hardening between FA and CA crystallized samples are observed. Comparing the coercivity of FA and CA samples with similar crystalline volume fraction, the coercivity is about one order lower for CA samples. (author)

  17. Ultra-soft magnetic properties and correlated phase analysis by {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy of Fe{sub 74}Cu{sub 0.8}Nb{sub 2.7}Si{sub 15.5}B{sub 7} alloy

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    Manjura Hoque, S.; Liba, S. I.; Akhter, Shireen [Materials Science Division, Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka 1217 (Bangladesh); Anirban, A. [Semiconductor Physics Group, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Choudhury, Shamima [Department of Physics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1217 (Bangladesh)

    2016-02-15

    A detailed study of magnetic softness has been performed on FINEMENT type of ribbons by investigating the BH loop with maximum applied field of 960 A/m. The ribbon with the composition of Fe{sub 74}Cu{sub 0.8}Nb{sub 2.7}Si{sub 15.5}B{sub 7} was synthesized by rapid solidification technique and the compositions volume fraction was controlled by changing the annealing condition. Detail phase analysis was performed through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and Mössbauer spectroscopy in order to correlate the ultrasoft magnetic properties with the volume fraction of amorphous and α-Fe(Si) soft nano composites. Bright (BF) and dark field (DF) image with selective area diffraction (SAD) patterns by the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the sample annealed for the optimized annealed condition at 853 K for 3 min reveals nanocrystals with an average size between 10-15 nm possessing the bcc structure which matches with the grain size revealed by the X-ray diffraction. Kinetics of crystallization of α-Fe(Si) phases has been determined by DSC curves. Extremely small coercivity of 30.9 A/m and core loss of 2.5 W/Kg for the sample annealed at 853 K for 3 min was found. Similar values for other crystalline conditions were determined by using BH loop tracer with a maximum applied field of around 960 A/m. Mössbauer spectroscopy was used to determine chemical shift, hyperfine field distribution (HFD), and peak width of different phases. The volume fractions of the relative amount of amorphous and crystalline phases are also determined by Mössbauer spectroscopy. High saturation magnetization along with ultrasoft magnetic properties exhibits very high potentials technological applications.

  18. Electron spin resonance and optical absorption spectroscopic studies of Cu{sup 2+} ions in aluminium lead borate glasses

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    SivaRamaiah, G., E-mail: gsivaram7@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Government College for Men, Kadapa 516004 (India); LakshmanaRao, J., E-mail: jlrao46@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India)

    2013-02-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is for the first time to study optical absorption and EPR in these glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The thermal properties are new and interesting in this glass system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is for the first time to report three optical bands for Cu{sup 2+} in oxide glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The interesting optical results are due to excellent sample preparation. - Abstract: Electron Spin Resonance and optical absorption spectral studies of Cu{sup 2+} ions in 5 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 75 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} + (20-z) PbO + z CuO (where z = 0.1-1.5 mol.% of CuO) glasses have been reported. The EPR spectra of all the glasses show resonance signals characteristic of Cu{sup 2+} ions at both room and low temperatures. The number of spins and Gibbs energy were calculated at different concentrations and temperatures. From the plot of the ratio of logarithmic number of spins and absolute temperature and the reciprocal of absolute temperature, the entropy and enthalpy have been evaluated. The optical absorption spectra of all the glasses exhibit three bands and these bands have been assigned to {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}E{sub g}, {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}B{sub 2g}, and {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}A{sub 1g} transitions in the decreasing order of energy. It is for the first time to observe three optical absorption bands for Cu{sup 2+} ions in oxide glasses. Such type of results is due to excellent sample preparation. From the EPR and optical absorption spectroscopies data, the molecular orbital coefficients have been evaluated.

  19. Study of influence content of TiB{sub 2} by reaction in situ B{sub 4}C and TiC in mechanical properties on B4C ceramics; Estudo da infuencia do teor de TIB{sub 2}, obtido pela reacao in sutu de B{sub 4}C de TiC, nas propriedades mecanicas de ceramicas a base de B{sub 4}C

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    Coelho, M.L. Ramos; Bressiani, J.C. [Instituto de Pesquisa Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Gomide, R.G.; Andrade, F.A. de, E-mail: maluraco@usp.br, E-mail: gomide@ctmsp.mar.mil.br, E-mail: fernando.andrade@ctmsp.mar.mil.br, E-mail: jbressia@ipen.br [Centro Tecnologico da Marinha em Sao Paulo (CTMS), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    The low density of ceramic materials promoted a change in research lines in the defense field. Research efforts and development directed to obtaining products of high density sintered of Al2O3, SiC and B4C, using different routes, both traditional as innovative, led to promising initial results, which justify the convergence of skills for the consolidation of research lines and the nationalization that sintered components of B4C with characteristics and properties compatible with the technical requirements established for the ballistic application. The low density of boron carbide (2.52 g/cm{sup 3}) gives in the final product a weight approximately 30% lower than armor made of alumina (3.96 g/cm{sup 3}). (author)

  20. Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses as lithium-free nonsilicate pH responsive glasses – Compatibility between pH responsivity and hydrophobicity

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    Hashimoto, Tadanori, E-mail: hasimoto@chem.mie-u.ac.jp [Department of Chemistry for Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-Cho, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507 (Japan); Hamajima, Mitsuaki; Ohta, Honami; Nasu, Hiroyuki; Ishihara, Atsushi [Department of Chemistry for Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-Cho, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507 (Japan); Nishio, Yuji [HORIBA, Ltd., 2 Miyanohigasi, Kisshoin, Minami-Ku, Kyoto, 601-8510 (Japan)

    2014-02-01

    Highlights: • Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}-rich FeBiB glasses show high pH sensitivity and short pH response time. • Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-rich FeBiB glasses show relatively high contact angle for water. • FeBiB glasses are lithium-free nonsilicate pH responsive ones. • pH responsivity and hydrophobicity are obtained for optimum glass compositions. - Abstract: Lithium silicate-based glasses have widely been used as commercially available pH glass electrodes. It was revealed that Ti{sup 3+}-containing titanophosphate (TiO{sub 2}-P{sub 2}O{sub 5}, TP) glasses are pH responsive as lithium-free nonsilicate glasses for the first time. TP glasses with the compatibility between pH responsivity and self-cleaning property were obtained by the sequential post-annealing (oxidation and reduction) of as-prepared glasses. Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (BiB) glasses are relatively hydrophobic and are expected to show anti-fouling effect. They are unsuitable for pH responsive glasses, because they have high electrical resistivity. In the present study, xFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}·yBi{sub 2}O{sub 3}·(100 − x − y)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses (xFeyBiB, x = 0–20 mol%, y = 20–80 mol%) glasses were selected as new pH responsive glasses with hydrophobicity, because Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} is a representative component for causing hopping conduction to the glasses. BiB glass did not show pH responsivity, whereas xFeyBiB glasses showed good pH responsivity. xFeyBiB glasses are lithium-free nonsilicate pH responsive ones as well as TP glasses. The electrical resistivity and pH response time decreased with increasing Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. The pH repeatability for standard solutions increased with increasing Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. Silicate glass (20Fe70BiSi) showed better pH responsivity but lower contact angle than those of borate glass (20Fe70BiB). pH sensitivity increased in order of TP glasses (about 80%), xFeyBiB glasses (about 90%) and commercial pH responsive glass (about 100%). x

  1. Nano-crystallization and magnetic mechanisms of Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} amorphous alloy by ab initio molecular dynamics simulation

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    Wang, Yaocen; Takeuchi, Akira; Makino, Akihiro [Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Liang, Yunye [New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Kawazoe, Yoshiyuki [New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2014-05-07

    Iron-based amorphous and nano-crystalline alloys have attracted a growing interest due to their potential in the application of magnetic coil production. However, fundamental understanding of the nano-crystallization mechanisms and magnetic features in the amorphous structure are still lack of knowledge. In the present work, we performed ab initio molecular dynamics simulation to clarify the ionic and electronic structure in atomic scale, and to derive the origin of the good magnetic property of Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} amorphous alloy. The simulation gave a direct evidence of the Cu-P bonding preference in the amorphous alloy, which may promote nucleation in nano-crystallization process. On the other hand, the electron transfer and the band/orbital features in the amorphous alloy suggests that alloying elements with large electronegativity and the potential to expand Fe disordered matrix are preferred for enhancing the magnetization.

  2. Fluorescence features of Tm{sup 3+} ions in PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass ceramics

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    Satyanarayana, T. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201, A.P. (India); Kityk, I.V. [Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Czesdochowa, Aleja Armii, Krajowej 17/19, PL-42-201 Czestochowa (Poland); Brik, M.G. [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014 (Estonia); Ravi Kumar, V. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201, A.P. (India); Veeraiah, N., E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.co [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521 201, A.P. (India)

    2010-04-01

    The glasses of the composition (30-x)PbO-40Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30B{sub 2}O{sub 3}: xTm{sub 2}O{sub 3} with x ranging from 0.2-0.6 have been synthesized and subsequently crystallized. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, SEM and DSC techniques. Optical absorption and fluorescence spectra (in the visible and NIR regions) of these samples have been recorded at room temperature. The Judd-Ofelt theory was successfully applied to characterize the absorption and fluorescence spectra of Tm{sup 3+} ions in glass and glass ceramic samples. From the luminescence spectra, various radiative properties like transition probability A, branching ratio beta{sub r} and the radiative life time tau{sub r} for various emission levels originating from {sup 1}G{sub 4} level have been evaluated for both glass and glass ceramic. The radiative life time of {sup 1}G{sub 4}->{sup 3}H{sub 6} (blue emission) transition has been measured and the quantum efficiency has been estimated for both glass and glass ceramic. It was established that the quantum efficiency was enhanced considerably due to the crystallization. The reasons for such enhancement have been discussed following differences in the environments of Tm{sup 3+} ions in the glass and glass ceramic network.

  3. Search for the rare decays B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Abellan Beteta, C. [Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom); Adrover, C. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Affolder, A. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Ajaltouni, Z. [Clermont Universite, Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Alexander, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom); Alkhazov, G. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russian Federation); Alvarez Cartelle, P. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Alves, A.A. [Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italy); Amato, S. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Amhis, Y. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Anderson, J. [Physik-Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, Zuerich (Switzerland); Appleby, R.B. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Aquines Gutierrez, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK), Heidelberg (Germany); Archilli, F. [Laboratori Nazionali dell' INFN di Frascati, Frascati (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Arrabito, L. [CC-IN2P3, CNRS/IN2P3, Lyon-Villeurbanne (France); and others

    2012-02-14

    A search for the decays B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} is performed with 0.37 fb{sup -1} of pp collisions at {radical}(s)=7 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment in 2011. The upper limits on the branching fractions are B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<1.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<3.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9} at 95% confidence level. A combination of these results with the LHCb limits obtained with the 2010 dataset leads to B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<1.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})<3.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9} at 95% confidence level.

  4. Millimeter-wave optical double resonance schemes for rapid assignment of perturbed spectra, with applications to the C{sup ~} {sup 1}B{sub 2} state of SO{sub 2}

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    Park, G. Barratt, E-mail: barratt@mit.edu, E-mail: barratt.park@gmail.com; Womack, Caroline C.; Jiang, Jun; Field, Robert W., E-mail: rwfield@mit.edu [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Whitehill, Andrew R.; Ono, Shuhei [Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2015-04-14

    Millimeter-wave detected, millimeter-wave optical double resonance (mmODR) spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the analysis of dense, complicated regions in the optical spectra of small molecules. The availability of cavity-free microwave and millimeter wave spectrometers with frequency-agile generation and detection of radiation (required for chirped-pulse Fourier-transform spectroscopy) opens up new schemes for double resonance experiments. We demonstrate a multiplexed population labeling scheme for rapid acquisition of double resonance spectra, probing multiple rotational transitions simultaneously. We also demonstrate a millimeter-wave implementation of the coherence-converted population transfer scheme for background-free mmODR, which provides a ∼10-fold sensitivity improvement over the population labeling scheme. We analyze perturbations in the C{sup ~} state of SO{sub 2}, and we rotationally assign a b{sub 2} vibrational level at 45 328 cm{sup −1} that borrows intensity via a c-axis Coriolis interaction. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of our multiplexed mmODR scheme for rapid acquisition and assignment of three predissociated vibrational levels of the C{sup ~} state of SO{sub 2} between 46 800 and 47 650 cm{sup −1}.

  5. Microstructure and magnetic properties of (Fe{sub 100-x}Co{sub x}){sub 84.5}Nb{sub 5}B{sub 8.5}P{sub 2} alloys

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    Kane, S.N. [School of Physics, D.A. University, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India); Tripathi, S. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 Torino (Italy); Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, I-10125 Torino (Italy); Coisson, M., E-mail: m.coisson@inrim.it [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 Torino (Italy); Olivetti, E.S.; Tiberto, P.; Vinai, F. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 Torino (Italy); Baricco, M.; Fiore, G. [Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS, Universita di Torino, I-10125 Torino (Italy); Apolinario, A.; Sousa, C.T.; Araujo, J.P. [IFIMUP, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Porto, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Varga, L.K. [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, 1525 Budapest (Hungary)

    2012-09-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Co substitution (in place of Fe) in Si-free amorphous and nanocrystalline magnetic ribbons. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Co responsible for increased alloy stability and Curie temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No significant reduction of saturation magnetization, while preserving soft magnetic properties. - Abstract: Partial substitution of Fe with Co in gradually devitrified Si-free Nanoperm-type alloys improves their soft magnetic properties, increases the Curie temperature of the amorphous matrix, and allows casting in air. In the present work we report the temperature dependence of structural and magnetic properties of (Fe{sub 100-x}Co{sub x}){sub 84.5}Nb{sub 5}B{sub 8.5}P{sub 2} (x = 20, 40, 60) alloys using differential scanning calorimetry, magnetic, thermo-magnetic and X-ray diffraction measurements, to get complementary information on the microstructure, composition of the precipitated crystalline phase and their correlation with magnetic properties. Higher Co concentrations improve the magnetic softness of the alloy, whose properties can be further optimized by suitable thermal treatments. Magnetic data is discussed in terms of the precipitation of a Fe-Co crystalline phase consisting of different Co content.

  6. Synthesis, crystal structure and properties of Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C and related rare earth compounds RE{sub 3−x}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C (RE=Y, Gd–Lu)

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    Ludwig, Thilo; Pediaditakis, Alexis; Sagawe, Vanessa [Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF, Stefan-Maier-Str. 25, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Hillebrecht, Harald, E-mail: harald.hillebrecht@ac.uni-freiburg.de [Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albertstr. 21, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF, Stefan-Maier-Str. 25, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany)

    2013-08-15

    We report on the synthesis and characterisation of Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C. Black single crystals of hexagonal shape were yielded from the elements at 1600 °C in h-BN crucibles welded in Ta ampoules. The crystal structure (space group R3{sup ¯}m, a=10.0793(13) Å, c=16.372(3) Å, 660 refl., 51 param., R{sub 1}(F)=0.019; wR{sub 2}(F{sup 2})=0.051) is characterized by a Kagome-net of B{sub 12} icosahedra, ethane like Si{sub 8}-units and disordered SiC-dumbbells. Vibrational spectra show typical features of boron-rich borides and Zintl phases. Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C is stable against HF/HNO{sub 3} and conc. NaOH. The micro-hardness is 17.0 GPa (Vickers) and 14.5 GPa (Knoop), respectively. According to simple electron counting rules Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C is an electron precise compound. Band structure calculations reveal a band gap of 1.0 eV in agreement to the black colour. Interatomic distances obtained from the refinement of X-ray data are biased and falsified by the disorder of the SiC-dumbbell. The most evident structural parameters were obtained by relaxation calculation. Composition and carbon content were confirmed by WDX measurements. The small but significant carbon content is necessary by structural reasons and frequently caused by contaminations. The rare earth compounds RE{sub 3−x}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C (RE=Y, Dy–Lu) are isotypic. Single crystals were grown from a silicon melt and their structures refined. The partial occupation of the RE-sites fits to the requirements of an electron-precise composition. According to the displacement parameters a relaxation should be applied to obtain correct structural parameters. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of the new boridesilicide Mg{sub 3}B{sub 36}Si{sub 9}C were obtained from the elements in a Si-melt. Besides B{sub 12}-icosahedra and ethan-like Si{sub 8}-units it contains a disordered SiC-dumbbell. Correct distances were obtained by relaxation calculation based on the X-ray data

  7. High temperature soft magnetic properties of (Fe{sub x}Co{sub 1-x}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} (x=0.5,1) alloys

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    Wang, Jia [School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Wang, Zhi, E-mail: zhiwang@tju.edu.cn [School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Jia, Yun-yun; Shi, Rui-min; Wen, Zhuan-ping [School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2013-02-15

    The microstructure and high-temperature soft magnetic properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline (Fe{sub x}Co{sub 1-x}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} (x=0.5,1) alloys were investigated. By substituting Co for Fe partially, the onset temperature of primary crystallization, T{sub x1}{sup o}, for precipitating {alpha}-FeCo soft magnetic phase was decreased from 505 to 460 Degree-Sign C, while the Curie temperature of amorphous alloy, T{sub C}{sup A{sup {sup L{sup o{sup w{sup -{sup A{sup s{sup t{sup e{sup r{sup i{sup s{sup k{sup }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}, was enhanced from 320 to 455 Degree-Sign C. XRD patterns showed that a single {alpha}-FeCo crystalline phase with grain size about 16 nm was precipitated from amorphous matrix for (Fe{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.5}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy annealed between 460 and 580 Degree-Sign C. Although, the room temperature permeability of nanocrystalline (Fe{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.5}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy was not as high as that of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy due to a large saturation magnetostriction (>40 ppm), the improved high-temperature magnetic softness was observed for nanocrystalline (Fe{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.5}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy. The initial permeability about 1000 at 10 KHz can be maintained up to 600 Degree-Sign C, exhibiting a good thermal stability and higher initial permeability at elevated temperatures which is superior to that of Co-free Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} alloy. The origin of this magnetic softness at elevated temperature was analyzed in terms of Hernando's enhancement effect theory of Curie temperature. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Substituting Co for Fe partly in FeCuMoSiB alloy improved the high-temperature magnetic softness. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For nanocrystalline (Fe{sub 0.5}Co{sub 0.5}){sub 73.5}Cu{sub 1}Mo{sub 3}Si

  8. Distant Tail Plasma Jetting and B(sub z) Properties at Slow-Mode Shocks: A Model of Reconnection During Northward IMFs

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    Ho, C. M.; Tsurutani, B. T.

    1995-01-01

    66 slow-mode shock events in the distant geotail were used to study the earthward and tailward flow properties of the x-type neural line. A large number of events occurred during northward IMFs, and a model was developed to match them.

  9. Occurrence and fumonisin B>2 producing potential of Aspergillus section Nigri in Brazil nuts

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    Ferranti, Larissa S.; Correa, Benedito; Fungaro, Maria Helena P.;

    2017-01-01

    Bertholletia excelsa is the tree that produces Brazil nuts which have vast economic importance in the Amazon region and as an export commodity. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of Aspergillus section Nigri in Brazil nut samples at different stages of its production chain and to ve...

  10. The adenosine A2B> receptor is involved in anion secretion in human pancreatic duct Capan-1 epithelial cells

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    Hayashi, M.; Inagaki, A.; Novak, Ivana

    2016-01-01

    by CFTRinh-172, a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl− channel inhibitor. The adenosine A2B receptor agonist, BAY 60-6583, increased Isc and whole-cell Cl− currents through CFTR Cl− channels, whereas the A2A receptor agonist, CGS 21680, had negligible effects. The A2B receptor....... These results demonstrate that luminal adenosine regulates anion secretion by activating CFTR Cl− channels via adenosine A2B receptors on the luminal membranes of Capan-1 cells. The present study endorses that purinergic signaling is important in the regulation of pancreatic secretion....

  11. Preionization studies in ZT-40M

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    Watt, R.G.; Downing, J.N.

    1982-02-01

    A study of preionization techniques has been performed in ZT-40M at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The results of this study and the techniques routinely utilized to preionize the plasma in this device are presented. A simple theoretical model involving drift motion of the electrons in the inhomogeneous toroidal field B/sub phi/ present during breakdown is examined. This model is shown to offer a conceptual explanation for the breakdown limits in ZT-40M. This simple theory appears to indicate that the preionization system produces photoelectrons locally at the wall as opposed to acting as a volume source of electrons.

  12. Analysis of cellular responses to aflatoxin B{sub 1} in yeast expressing human cytochrome P450 1A2 using cDNA microarrays

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    Guo Yingying [Departmental of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Breeden, Linda L. [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Fan, Wenhong [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Zhao Lueping [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Eaton, David L. [Departmental of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Zarbl, Helmut [Departmental of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States)]. E-mail: hzarbl@fhcrc.org

    2006-01-29

    Aflatoxin B1 (AFB{sub 1}) is a potent human hepatotoxin and hepatocarcinogen produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus. In human, AFB{sub 1} is bioactivated by cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes, primarily CYP1A2, to the genotoxic epoxide that forms N{sup 7}-guanine DNA adducts. To characterize the transcriptional responses to genotoxic insults from AFB{sub 1}, a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered to express human CYP1A2 was exposed to doses of AFB{sub 1} that resulted in minimal lethality, but substantial genotoxicity. Flow cytometric analysis demonstrated a dose and time dependent S phase delay under the same treatment conditions, indicating a checkpoint response to DNA damage. Replicate cDNA microarray analyses of AFB{sub 1} treated cells showed that about 200 genes were significantly affected by the exposure. The genes activated by AFB{sub 1}-treatment included RAD51, DUN1 and other members of the DNA damage response signature reported in a previous study with methylmethane sulfonate and ionizing radiation [A.P. Gasch, M. Huang, S. Metzner, D. Botstein, S.J. Elledge, P.O. Brown, Genomic expression responses to DNA-damaging agents and the regulatory role of the yeast ATR homolog Mec1p, Mol. Biol. Cell 12 (2001) 2987-3003]. However, unlike previous studies using highly cytotoxic doses, environmental stress response genes [A.P. Gasch, P.T. Spellman, C.M. Kao, O. Carmel-Harel, M.B. Eisen, G. Storz, D. Botstein, P.O. Brown, Genomic expression programs in the response of yeast cells to environmental changes, Mol. Biol. Cell 11 (2000) 4241-4257] were largely unaffected by our dosing regimen. About half of the transcripts affected are also known to be cell cycle regulated. The most strongly repressed transcripts were those encoding the histone genes and a group of genes that are cell cycle regulated and peak in M phase and early G1. These include most of the known daughter-specific genes. The rapid and coordinated repression of histones and M/G1-specific

  13. Preparation , rare earth doping and characterization of glasses and transparent glass-ceramics in the system Pb F{sub 2}-Cd F{sub 2}-M O (M O=Si O{sub 2}, B{sub 2} O{sub 3}, Te O{sub 2} and P{sub 2} O{sub 5})

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    Silva, M.A.P.; Ribeiro, S.J.L.; Messaddeq, Y. [UNESP, Araraquara, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Briois, V. [Universit Paris-Sud, Orsay (France). LURE; Poulain, M. [Universite de Rennes (France). CEMA

    2000-07-01

    In this work, we presents general results on the preparation and characterization of some related glasses. Various well known glasses former oxides were used together with Pb F{sub 2}-Cd F{sub 2} towards the preparation of a new glasses. Results from thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction and absorption (Exafs) are presented for the Pb F{sub 2}-Cd F{sub 2}-M O systems, where M O=Si O{sub 2}, B{sub 2} O{sub 3}, Te O{sub 2} and P{sub 2} O{sub 5}. (author)

  14. Enhance magnetocaloric effects in Mn{sub 1.15}Fe{sub 0.85}P{sub 0.52}Si{sub 0.45}B{sub 0.03} alloy achieved by copper-mould casting and annealing treatments

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    Yu, H.Y.; Zhu, Z.R.; Lai, J.W. [School of Materials Science & Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Zheng, Z.G., E-mail: mszgzheng@scut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science & Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Zeng, D.C., E-mail: medczeng@scut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science & Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Zhang, J.L. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)

    2015-11-15

    The Mn{sub 1.15}Fe{sub 0.85}P{sub 0.52}Si{sub 0.45}B{sub 0.03} rods were prepared by copper mould suction casting. The effects of heat treatments on the structure and magnetocaloric properties have been investigated. The X-ray diffraction patterns indicated that the annealed Mn{sub 1.15}Fe{sub 0.85}P{sub 0.52}Si{sub 0.45}B{sub 0.03} rods present hexagonal Fe{sub 2}P-type structure with a small amount of Mn{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}Si{sub 3} impurity. With elevated annealing temperatures from 1123 K to 1423 K, the Curie temperature increases from 205 K to 251 K, the magnetic entropy change jumps from 0.6 to 19.8 J kg{sup –1}K{sup −1} under a magnetic field change of 0–2 T and the thermal hysteresis is reduced from 17 K to 10.5 K. Thus, the heat treatment is suggested to be an effective way to enhance the magnetocaloric effects of Mn{sub 1.15}Fe{sub 0.85}P{sub 0.52}Si{sub 0.45}B{sub 0.03} alloys. - Highlights: • Mn{sub 1.15}Fe{sub 0.85}P{sub 0.52}Si{sub 0.45}B{sub 0.03} alloy was prepared by copper mould suction casting method. • Curie temperature and magnetic entropy change can be tuned by heat treatment. • The −ΔS{sub M} for annealed alloys reaches 19.8 J kg{sup −1}K{sup −1} under the magnetic field change of 0–2 T. • Magnetic transitions are tuned from second-order to first-order by annealing temperature.

  15. Uptake of radiolabeled morphiceptin and its analogs by experimental mammary adenocarcinoma: in vitro and in vivo studies

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    Mirowski, M. E-mail: mirowski@ich.pharm.am.lodz.pl; Wiercioch, R.; Janecka, A.; Balcerczak, E.; Byszewska, E.; Birnbaum, G.; Byzia, Sz.; Garnuszek, P.; Wierzbicki, R

    2004-05-01

    Morphiceptin (Tyr-Pro-Phe-Pro-NH{sub 2}) and its analogs modified at position 3: [D-Phe{sup 3}]morphiceptin, [D-ClPhe{sup 3}]morphiceptin and [D-Cl{sub 2}Phe{sup 3}]morphiceptin were synthesized and labeled with [{sup 125}I] or [{sup 131}I]. Their binding to membranes isolated from experimental adenocarcinoma was examined in vitro with the use of a cross-linking assay followed by the Western blot technique. The radioactive complex had molecular weight of about 65 kDa and was detectable by anti-{mu}-opioid receptor polyclonal antibody. Expression of the {mu}-opioid receptor in mouse mammary adenocarcinoma was confirmed by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. The binding studies showed the highest affinity and capacity for [D-Phe{sup 3}]morphiceptin (K{sub d} 0.39 and B{sub max} 1112) and [D-ClPhe{sup 3}]morphiceptin (K{sub d} 1.8 and B{sub max} 220). Morphiceptin and its D-Cl{sub 2}Phe analog had significantly lower B{sub max} values (131 and 83, respectively). Biodistribution experiments in tumor-bearing C3H/Bi mice with the use of the {sup 131}I-labeled peptides confirmed the results of our in vitro studies. The highest accumulation of radioactive peptides in the tumor tissue was also found for peptides with D-Phe and D-ClPhe.

  16. Enhanced high-temperature cycling of Li{sub 2}O–2B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-coated spinel-structured LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} cathode material for application to lithium-ion batteries

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    Chae, Ji Su [Energy and Environmental Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, 233-5 Gasan-dong, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul 153-801 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Seung-Beom [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemoon-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Won-Sub [Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Yong-Mook [Department of Chemistry, Dongguk University, Seoul 100-715 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sun-Min [Energy and Environmental Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, 233-5 Gasan-dong, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul 153-801 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jae-Won, E-mail: jwlee7@dankook.ac.kr [Department of Energy Engineering, Dankook University, San 29 Anseo-dong, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam 330-714 (Korea, Republic of); Roh, Kwang Chul, E-mail: rkc@kicet.re.kr [Energy and Environmental Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, 233-5 Gasan-dong, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul 153-801 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-15

    Highlights: • LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} (LNMO) coated with layer of Li{sub 2}O–2B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (LBO)–glass was synthesized. • The LBO coating layer effectively suppressed the growth of an organic CEI layer. • The LBO coated LNMO had stabilized the cell impedance during cycling. • These changes greatly enhance cyclic retention of LNMO at high temperature. - Abstract: A Li{sub 2}O–2B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–glass-coated LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} (LNMO) cathode active material (GC-LNMO) was synthesized to enhance the thermal stability of LNMO-based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. The morphologies of the surface-coating layers were analyzed using transmission electron microscopy. The glass coating prevented the surface of the LNMO-based electrode from being directly exposed to the liquid electrolyte solution, preventing Mn at the electrode surface from dissolving into the electrolyte and thus preventing the cell impedance from increasing through the undesirable formation of a cathode–electrolyte-interphase layer and the development of facile charge transfer kinetics during cycling. The electrochemical performance measurements demonstrated that the GC-LNMO-based electrode exhibited remarkably enhanced electrochemical reversibly and stability at elevated temperature (60 °C)

  17. Measurement of internal tensile stress in Co{sub 68.2}Fe{sub 4.3}Cr{sub 3.5}Si{sub 13}B{sub 11} glass-coated amorphous microwires using the stress sensitivity of saturation magnetostriction

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    Liu, Kaihuang, E-mail: lkh2020@163.com; Lu, Zhichao; Liu, Tiancheng; Li, Deren

    2013-08-15

    The internal tensile stresses in Co{sub 68.2}Fe{sub 4.3}Cr{sub 3.5}Si{sub 13}B{sub 11} glass-coated amorphous microwires are measured experimentally by using the stress sensitivity of saturation magnetostriction. The obtained results show that the internal tensile stress is 1420 MPa for microwire with metallic core diameter of 20.7 µm and glass cover thickness of 14.5 µm, while it decreases to 640 MPa after glass removal. The measured results agree well with the theoretical results calculated by Chiriac et al. - Highlights: • Internal stresses in amorphous microwires have been measured experimentally. • The stress sensitivity of saturation magnetostriction was adopted. • The results agree with the theoretical results calculated by Chiriac et al.

  18. Confinement studies in TFTR

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    Murakami, M.; Arunasalam, V.; Bell, J.D.; Bell, M.G.; Bitter, M.; Blanchard, W.R.; Boody, F.; Boyd, D.; Bretz, N.; Bush, C.E.

    1985-06-01

    The paper describes the present (end of February 1985) status of the plasma confinement studies in the TFTR tokamak with emphasis on those with neutral beam injection (NBI). Recent improvements in the device capabilities have substantially extended operating parameters: B/sub T/ increased to 4.0 T, I/sub p/ to 2.0 MA, injection power (P/sub b/) to 5 MW with H/sup 0/ or D/sup 0/ beams anti n/sub e/ to 5 x 10/sup 19/ m/sup -3/, and Z/sub eff/ reduced to 1.4. With ohmic heating (OH) alone, the previously established scaling for gross energy confinement time (tau/sub E/ = anti n/sub e/q) has been confirmed at higher I/sub p/ and B/sub T/, and the maximum tau/sub E/ of 0.4 sec has been achieved. With NBI at P/sub b/ substantially (by factor >2) higher than P/sub OH/, excellent power and particle accountability have been established. This suggests that the less-than-expected increase in stored energy with NBI is not due to problems of power delivery, but due to problems of confinement deterioration. tau/sub E/ is observed to scale approximately as I/sub p/ P/sub b//sup -0.5/ (independent of anti n/sub e/), consistent with previous L-mode scalings. With NBI we have achieved the maximum tau/sub E/ of 0.2 sec and the maximum T/sub i/(o) of 4.4 keV in the normal operating regime, and even higher T/sub i/(o) in the energetic-ion regime with low-n/sub e/ and low-I/sub p/ operation.

  19. Communication: Rovibrationally selected absolute total cross sections for the reaction H{sub 2}O{sup +}(X{sup 2}B{sub 1}; v{sub 1}{sup +}v{sub 2}{sup +}v{sub 3}{sup +}= 000; N{sup +}{sub Ka+Kc+)}+ D{sub 2}: Observation of the rotational enhancement effect

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    Xu Yuntao; Xiong Bo; Chang, Yih Chung; Ng, C. Y. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2012-12-28

    By employing the newly established vacuum ultraviolet laser pulsed field ionization-photoion (PFI-PI) double quadrupole-double octopole ion guide apparatus, we have measured the rovibrationally selected absolute total cross sections of the ion-molecule reaction H{sub 2}O{sup +}(X{sup 2}B{sub 1}; v{sub 1}{sup +}v{sub 2}{sup +}v{sub 3}{sup +}= 000; N{sup +}{sub Ka+Kc+)}+ D{sub 2}{yields} H{sub 2}DO{sup +}+ D in the center-of-mass collision energy (E{sub cm}) range of 0.05-10.00 eV. The pulsing scheme used for the generation of PFI-PIs has made possible the preparation of reactant H{sub 2}O{sup +}(X{sup 2}B{sub 1}; v{sub 1}{sup +}v{sub 2}{sup +}v{sub 3}{sup +}= 000) ions in single N{sup +}{sub Ka+Kc+} rotational levels with high kinetic energy resolutions. The absolute total cross sections observed in different N{sup +}{sub Ka+Kc+} levels with rotational energies in the range of 0-200 cm{sup -1} were found to exhibit a significant rotational enhancement on the reactivity for the titled reaction. In contrast, the measured cross sections reveal a decreasing trend with increasing E{sub cm}, indicating that the rotational enhancement observed is not a total energy effect, but a dynamical effect. Furthermore, the rotational enhancement is found to be more pronounced as E{sub cm} is decreased. This experiment provided evidence that the coupling of the core rotational angular momentum with the orbital angular momentum could play a role in chemical reactivity, particularly at low E{sub cm}.

  20. Breakup studies with {sup 23}Na

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    Jarvis, N.S.; Watson, D.L.; Gyapong, G.J.; Jones, C.D. [University of York, York YO1 5DD (United Kingdom); Bennett, S.J.; Freer, M.; Fulton, B.R.; Karban, O.; Murgatroyd, J.T.; Tungate, G. [University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Rae, W.D.M.; Smith, A.E. [University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3RA (United Kingdom)

    1995-05-01

    The breakup of {sup 23}Na nuclei into {sup 11}B+{sup 12}C and of {sup 24}Mg nuclei into {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C has been studied using the reactions {sup 12}C({sup 23}Na,{sup 11}B{sup 12}C){sup 12}C and {sup 12}C({sup 23}Na,{sup 12}C{sup 12}C){sup 11}B. Clear evidence was found for the breakup of the {sup 23}Na and {sup 24}Mg nuclei into the ground states of both fragments. The yieldrotect from the {sup 12}C({sup 23}Na,{sup 11}B{sub g.s.}{sup 12}C{sub g.s.}){sup 12}C{sub g.s.} reaction was concentrated in the region of excitationrotect energy in {sup 23}Na between 24 and 28 MeV and fragmented among a number of states. Therotect {sup 12}C({sup 23}Na,{sup 12}C{sub g.s.} {sup 12}C{sub g.s.)}{sup 11}B{sub g.s.} reaction was found to proceed chiefly via broad states at 22.1 and 23.9 MeV in {sup 24}Mg.

  1. About LTCC materials in the substance system of CaO-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}; Ueber LTCC-Werkstoffe aus dem Stoffsystem CaO-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Gemeinert, Marion

    2009-09-01

    Glass ceramic composites made of glassy and crystalline powders offer numerous possibilities for modifying materials properties e.g. sintering behaviour, thermal expansion coefficient, mechanical behaviour, chemical durability, dielectric properties and surface quality for special use. Glass ceramic composite powders can be used for the production of ceramic green tapes which are processed by LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics)- technology to form ceramic multilayers for electronic packaging in microsystems. During free sintering of LTCC-multilayers a lateral shrinkage occurs which is connected with a comparatively high shrinkage tolerance. Different sintering technologies are used to avoid the lateral shrinkage. A new possibility to achieve a zero lateral shrinkage is given by use of a self-constrained laminate. Therefore a multilayer is produced of two different materials for inner and outer layers, showing different sintering temperatures ({delta}T>50 K). Object of this dissertation was the development of LTCC-materials, which can be used for inner layers of a self-constrained laminate to reduce the lateral shrinkage nearly to zero. Therefore LTCC-materials in the field of CaO-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, which can be sintered below 800 C, were investigated. Starting from the development of adapted glasses based on calcium lanthanium borate- and calcium lanthanium alumoborate glasses glass ceramic composites were produced by the addition of corundum powder. The composites crystallize during the sintering process almost completely. Lanthanum borate crystallizes from the glassy phase and calcium alumoborate and calcium alumoborate oxide respectively is formed by a chemical solid state reaction of the residual glassy phase, which is enriched by calcium borate, and the corundum. The proportional relation of the new crystalline phases determines the thermal and dielectric properties of the material. The most important formed new

  2. Structural, optical and glass transition studies on Nd{sup 3+}-doped lead bismuth borate glasses

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    Karthikeyan, B.; Mohan, S

    2003-07-01

    Nd{sup 3+}-doped lead bismuth borate (PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) glasses were prepared with different concentrations of Nd{sup 3+}. The structural studies were done through FTIR spectral analysis. The glass transition studies were done through differential scanning calorimetry. The optical analysis was done by using Judd-Ofelt theory. The structural study reveals that the glass has [BiO{sub 3}], BO{sub 4}, BO{sub 3} and PbO{sub 4} units as the local structures.

  3. Moessbauer studies of ternary superconductors

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    Kimball, C.W.; Van Landuyt, G.L.; Barnet, C.D.; Shenoy, G.K.; Dunlap, B.D.; Fradin, F.Y.

    1978-01-01

    Moessbauer studies of the ternary Chevrel phase and rare earth rhodium boride superconductors have been made. Anomalous phonon properties at the Sn site in SnMo/sub 6/S/sub 8/, SnMo/sub 6/Se/sub 8/, and La/sub 0/ /sub 98/Sn/sub 0/ /sub 02/Mo/sub 6/Se/sub 8/ have been investigated. Studies of polarization of conduction electrons at the site of the magnetic ion have been made by means of the /sup 151/Eu Moessbauer effect in Eu/sub x/Sn/sub 1-x/Mo/sub 6/S/sub 8/ and the effects of such polarization on superconducting properties discussed. The Moessbauer effect in /sup 166/Er has been used to investigate the electronic ground state in the ternary compound ErRh/sub 4/B/sub 4/ both in the superconducting and magnetically ordered states.

  4. Alkali-metal/alkaline-earth-metal fluorine beryllium borate NaSr{sub 3}Be{sub 3}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}F{sub 4} with large nonlinear optical properties in the deep-ultraviolet region

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    Reshak, A. H., E-mail: maalidph@yahoo.com [New Technologies—Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8, 306 14 Pilsen (Czech Republic); Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Huang, Hongwei [School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China); Kamarudin, H. [Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Auluck, S. [Council of Scientific and Industrial Research—National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K S Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012, India and Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India)

    2015-02-28

    The linear optical response and second harmonic generation (SHG) in alkali-metal/alkaline-earth-metal fluorine beryllium borate NaSr{sub 3}Be{sub 3}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}F{sub 4} are investigated by means of density functional theory. Calculations are performed using four types of exchange correlations: Ceperley-Alder local density approximation, Perdew Burke and Ernzerhof general gradient approximation, Engel-Vosko generalized gradient approximation, and the recently modified Becke-Johnson potential (mBJ). The mBJ approach brings the calculated band gap (7.20 eV) in excellent agreement with the experimental one (7.28 eV). The calculated values of the uniaxial anisotropy δε=−0.076 and the birefringence Δn(0)=0.052 indicate considerable anisotropy in the linear optical properties, which makes it favorable for the second harmonic generation. The dominant component of the second harmonic generation is χ{sub 111}{sup (2)}(ω). The value of |χ{sub 111}{sup (2)}(ω)| is about 1.2 pm/V at λ = 1064 nm in agreement with previous calculations. To analyze the origin of the high SHG of NaSr{sub 3}Be{sub 3}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}F{sub 4} single crystals, we have correlated the features of |χ{sub 111}{sup (2)}(ω)| spectra with the features of ε{sub 2}(ω) spectra as a function of ω/2 and ω. From the calculated dominant component |χ{sub 111}{sup (2)}(ω)|, we find that the microscopic first hyperpolarizability, β{sub 111}, the vector components along the dipole moment direction is 0.5 × 10{sup −30} esu at static limit and 0.6 × 10{sup −30} esu at λ = 1064 nm.

  5. Critical behavior of resistivity in the pressure-induced first to second order transition in Pr{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.96}B{sub 0.04}O{sub 3} (B = Co and Cr)

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    Thiyagarajan, R.; Esakki Muthu, S.; Kalai Selvan, G. [Centre for High Pressure Research, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024, Tamil Nadu (India); Mahendiran, R. [Department of Physics, 2 Science Drive 3, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117551 (Singapore); Arumugam, S., E-mail: sarumugam1963@yahoo.com [Centre for High Pressure Research, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024, Tamil Nadu (India)

    2015-01-05

    Highlights: • 1st order PMI–FMM transition at T{sub IM} Pr{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.96}B{sub 0.04}O{sub 3} (B = Co and Cr) samples. • Crossover from 1st to 2nd order is observed by the application of P on both the samples. • Critical exponents’ are close to the 3D Heisenberg model for the Co doped sample. • Critical exponents’ are close to the Mean field model for the Cr doped sample. - Abstract: We have investigated the hydrostatic pressure (P) dependence of the resistivity on Pr{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.96}B{sub 0.04}O{sub 3} (B = Co and Cr) polycrystals. At ambient pressure, the temperature dependence of resistivity [ρ(T)] of both the samples show a first order paramagnetic insulator–ferromagnetic metallic transition at T = T{sub IM}. The application of P on both the samples increases the T{sub IM}, reduces the resistivity, and suppresses the hysteresis width, indicating a crossover from first to second order transition. The critical pressure, where the first–second order crossover takes place, are 2.02 and 2.40 GPa for Co and Cr doped samples respectively. The critical property of both systems around second order transition is investigated using Fisher–Langer relation and Suezaki–Mori method. The estimated critical exponents are close to the three-dimensional Heisenberg model for the Co doped sample suggesting short range interaction, and the exponents for the Cr doped sample follow the mean field theory suggesting long range ferromagnetic order. Further, the application of P suppresses the high temperature resistivity by reducing high temperature polarons in the case of the Cr doped sample, but it does not happen for the Co doped sample. The application of P helps to examine the stability of polarons in the high temperature regime.

  6. In situ{sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopy study of Sn-based electrode materials

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    Aboulaich, Abdelmaula, E-mail: abdelmaula.aboulaich@univ-mont2.fr; Robert, Florent; Lippens, Pierre Emmanuel; Aldon, Laurent; Olivier-Fourcade, Josette [Universite Montpellier II, Laboratoire des Agregats Moleculaires et Materiaux Inorganiques (UMR 5072-CNRS) (France); Willmann, Patrick [Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales (France); Jumas, Jean-Claude [Universite Montpellier II, Laboratoire des Agregats Moleculaires et Materiaux Inorganiques (UMR 5072-CNRS) (France)

    2006-01-15

    Sn-based composite materials were synthetized by a conventional melt-quenching method, and studied by X-ray diffraction, electrochemistry and in situ{sup 119}Sn Moesssbauer spectroscopy. Tin was dispersed ex situ into a matrix formed from B{sub 2}O{sub 3}:P{sub 2}O{sub 5}. XRD and {sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopy show the formation of an interface between the active species (Sn{sup 0}) and the matrix. This amorphous interface acts as a 'buffer-zone' which compensates volume changes during the tin-lithium alloy formation and avoids aggregation of tin particles.

  7. NO sub 3 , the study of molecular properties and photodissociation by ab initio method, spectroscopy, and translational spectroscopy

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    Kim, B.

    1990-10-01

    This report discusses the following topics: molecular structure of NO{sub 3} radical studied by laser induced fluorescence; photodissociation and fluorescence spectroscopy of NO{sub 3} in molecular beam; vertical electronic spectrum of NO{sub 3}:{sup 2}A{prime}{sub 2}, {sup 2}E{double prime}({sup 2}A{sub 2}{sup 2}B{sub 1}), and {sup 2}E{prime} states; and Ab initio study of the vibrational spectra of NO{sub 3}.

  8. Study of tau lepton decay into leptons and K{sup 0}{sub L}; Etude des desintegrations du lepton tau en leptons et en K{sup 0}{sub L}

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    Park, H.J.

    1995-03-21

    In this thesis the {tau} lepton is identified from its decay products and the decay rates into electrons, muons and final states containing K{sub L}{sup 0} (kaons neutral long-lived) are measured. A {tau}{tau} pair is produced in the LEP storage ring from the electron-positron annihilation to a Z{sup 0} boson, e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} Z{sup 0} {yields} {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -}. Each {tau} then decays, {tau} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}}X where in this thesis only the final states X = e anti{nu}{sub e}, {mu} anti {nu}{sub {mu}}, and {pi}/K({pi}{sup d}eg)K{sub L}{sup 0} are considered. About 62000 {tau}{tau} pairs have been detected by the ALEPH (a detector for LEP physics) period 1991-93 at a center-of-mass energy of about 91 GeV, around the Z{sup 0} boson mass. The total systematic error on the leptonic {tau} decay fractions is 2.9 per mill for B{sub e} and 2.6 per mill for B{sub {mu}}, dominated by Monte Carlo statistics (1.4 per mill), non-{tau} backgrounds (1.4 per mill) and {tau}{tau} selection uncertainty (1.2 per mill). Finally, the following branching ratios are obtained: B{sub e} = (17.79 {+-} 0.13)%, B{sub {mu}} = (17.31 {+-} 0.12)%. These measurements allow to test precisely the e-{mu}-{tau} universality in the charged weak current couplings (Wl anti{nu}{sub l}), g{mu}/g{sub e} = 1.0003 {+-} 0.0051, g{tau}/g{mu} = 0.9979 {+-} 0.0027(world av. {tau}{sub {tau}}) {+-} 0.0023(B{sub l}) {+-} 0.0004(m{tau}) where unity corresponds to perfect e-{mu} and {mu}-{tau} universalities. In addition, a hadronic {tau} final state containing a K{sub L}{sup 0} is studied, which nicely demonstrates the ALEPH capabilities of K{sub L}{sup 0} identification. (authors). 66 refs., 115 figs., 49 tabs.

  9. Crystallization of 21.25Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-63.75MoO{sub 3}-15B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass induced by femtosecond laser at the repetition rate of 250 kHz

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    Zhong, M.J.; Han, Y.M. [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444 (China); Liu, L.P. [Hunan Biological and Electromechanical Polytechnic, Changsha 410126 (China); Zhou, P.; Du, Y.Y.; Guo, Q.T. [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444 (China); Ma, H.L., E-mail: mahl@staff.shu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444 (China); Dai, Y. [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444 (China)

    2010-12-01

    We report the formation of {beta}'-Gd{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} (GMO) crystal on the surface of the 21.25Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-63.75MoO{sub 3}-15B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass, induced by 250 kHz, 800 nm femtosecond laser irradiation. The morphology of the modified region in the glass was clearly examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). By micro-Raman spectra, the laser-induced crystals were confirmed to be GMO phases and it is found that these crystals have a strong dependence on the number and power of the femtosecond laser pulses. When the irradiation laser power was 900 mW, not only the Raman peaks of GMO crystals but also some new peaks at 214 cm{sup -1}, 240 cm{sup -1}, 466 cm{sup -1}, 664 cm{sup -1} and 994 cm{sup -1}which belong to the MoO{sub 3} crystals were observed. The possible mechanisms are proposed to explain these phenomena.

  10. Critical behavior of resistivity in the pressure-induced first to second order transition in Pr{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.96}B{sub 0.04}O{sub 3} (B=Co and Cr) polycrystals

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    Thiyagarajan, R.; Arumugam, S., E-mail: sarumugam1963@yahoo.com [Centre for High Pressure Research, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli-620024, Tamil Nadu (India); Mahendiran, R. [Department of Physics, 2 Science Drive 3, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore-117551 (Singapore)

    2015-06-24

    We have investigated the hydrostatic pressure (P) dependence of the resistivity on Pr{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.96}B{sub 0.04}O{sub 3} (B = Co and Cr) polycrystals. At ambient pressure, the temperature dependence of resistivity [ρ(T)] of both the samples show a first order paramagnetic insulator-ferromagnetic metallic transition at T=T{sub IM}. The application of P on both the samples increases the T{sub IM}, reduces the resistivity, and suppresses the hysteresis width, indicating a crossover from first to second order transition. The critical pressure, where the first-second order crossover takes place, are 2.02 and 2.40 GPa for Co and Cr doped samples respectively. The critical property of both systems around second order transition is investigated using Fisher-Langer relation and Suezaki-Mori method. The estimated critical exponents are close to the three-dimensional Heisenberg model for the Co doped sample suggesting short range interaction, and the exponents for the Cr doped sample follow the mean field theory suggesting long range ferromagnetic order. Further, the application of P suppresses the high temperature resistivity by reducing high temperature polarons in the case of the Cr doped sample, but it does not happen for the Co doped sample. The application of P helps to examine the stability of polarons in the high temperature regime.

  11. ALD Produced B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and TiO{sub 2} Coatings on Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} Burnable Poison Nanoparticles and Carbonaceous TRISO Coating Layers

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    Weimer, Alan

    2012-11-26

    This project will demonstrate the feasibility of using atomic layer deposition (ALD) to apply ultrathin neutron-absorbing, corrosion-resistant layers consisting of ceramics, metals, or combinations thereof, on particles for enhanced nuclear fuel pellets. Current pellet coating technology utilizes chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in a fluidized bed reactor to deposit thick, porous layers of C (or PyC) and SiC. These graphitic/carbide materials degrade over time owing to fission product bombardment, active oxidation, thermal management issues, and long-term irradiation effects. ALD can be used to deposit potential ceramic barrier materials of interest, including ZrO{sub 2}, Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}:ZrO{sub 2} (YSZ), Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and TiO{sub 2}, or neutron-absorbing materials, namely B (in BN or B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and Gd (in Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}). This project consists of a two-pronged approach to integrate ALD into the next-generation nuclear plant (NGNP) fuel pellet manufacturing process:

  12. Particle temperature measurements in closed chamber detonations using thermoluminescence from Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Ag,Cu, MgB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Dy,Li and CaSO{sub 4}:Ce,Tb

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    Yukihara, E.G., E-mail: eduardo.yukihara@okstate.edu [Physics Department, Oklahoma State University, 145 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078 (United States); Coleman, A.C.; Bastani, S.; Gustafson, T. [Physics Department, Oklahoma State University, 145 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078 (United States); Talghader, J.J. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Daniels, A.; Stamatis, D.; Lightstone, J. M; Milby, C.; Svingala, F.R. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD), Indian Head, MD 20640 (United States)

    2015-09-15

    The present work describes the procedures and results from the first temperature measurements in closed chamber detonations obtained using the thermoluminescence (TL) of particles specifically developed for temperature sensing. Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Ag,Cu (LBO), MgB{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Dy,Li (MBO) and CaSO{sub 4}:Ce,Tb (CSO) were tested separately in a total of 12 independent detonations using a closed detonation chamber at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD). Detonations were carried out using two different explosives: a high temperature plastic bonded explosive (HPBX) and a low temperature plastic bonded explosive (LPBX). The LPBX and HPBX charges produced temperatures experienced by the TL particles to be between ~550–670 K and ~700–780 K, respectively, depending on the shot. The measured temperatures were reproducible and typically higher than the thermocouple temperatures. These tests demonstrate the survivability of the TL materials and the ability to obtain temperature estimates in realistic conditions, indicating that TL may represent a reliable way of estimating the temperature experienced by free-flowing particles inside an opaque post-detonation fireball. - Highlights: • TL materials were tested in closed chamber detonations. • Temperatures experienced by the particles were ~550–670 K and ~700–780 K. • TL temperatures were reproducible and higher than thermocouple measurements. • Tests demonstrate TL material survival and ability to obtain temperature estimates.

  13. SUMMARY OF 2010 DOE EM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM STUDIES OF WASTE GLASS MELT RATE ENHANCEMENT

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    Fox, K.; Marra, J.

    2011-01-19

    A collaborative study has been established under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management International Program between the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the V. G. Khlopin Radium Institute (KRI) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to investigate potential improvements in melt rate via chemical additions to the glass frit. Researchers at KRI suggested a methodology for selecting frit additives based on empirical coefficients for optimization of glass melting available in the Russian literature. Using these coefficients, KRI identified B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, CuO, and MnO as frit additives that were likely to improve melt rate without having adverse effects on crystallization of the glass or its chemical durability. The results of the melt rate testing in the SMK melter showed that the slurry feed rate (used as a gauge of melt rate) could be significantly increased when MnO or CuO were added to Frit 550 with the SMR-2 sludge. The feed rates increased by about 27% when MnO was added to the frit and by about 26% when CuO was added to the frit, as compared to earlier results for Frit 550 alone. The impact of adding additional B{sub 2}O{sub 3} to the frit was minor when added with CuO. The additional B{sub 2}O{sub 3} showed a more significant, 39% improvement in melt rate when added with MnO. The additional B{sub 2}O{sub 3} also reduced the viscosity of the glasses during pouring. Samples of the glasses from the melt rate testing characterized at SRNL showed that there were no significant impacts on crystallization of the glasses. All of the glasses had very good chemical durability. Chemical composition measurements showed that the frit additives were present in concentrations below the targeted values in some of the glasses. Therefore, it is possible that higher concentrations of these additives may further improve melt rate, although the impacts of higher concentrations of these components on crystallization and durability would need to

  14. Excited state non-adiabatic dynamics of pyrrole: A time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum dynamics study

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    Wu, Guorong [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, Liaoning 116023 (China); Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Neville, Simon P.; Worth, Graham A., E-mail: g.a.worth@bham.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Schalk, Oliver [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Physics, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University, Roslagstullsbacken 21, 109 61 Stockholm (Sweden); Sekikawa, Taro [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University, Kita-13 Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan); Ashfold, Michael N. R. [School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Stolow, Albert, E-mail: astolow@uottawa.ca [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada)

    2015-02-21

    The dynamics of pyrrole excited at wavelengths in the range 242-217 nm are studied using a combination of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and wavepacket propagations performed using the multi-configurational time-dependent Hartree method. Excitation close to the origin of pyrrole’s electronic spectrum, at 242 and 236 nm, is found to result in an ultrafast decay of the system from the ionization window on a single timescale of less than 20 fs. This behaviour is explained fully by assuming the system to be excited to the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state, in accord with previous experimental and theoretical studies. Excitation at shorter wavelengths has previously been assumed to result predominantly in population of the bright A{sub 1}(ππ{sup ∗}) and B{sub 2}(ππ{sup ∗}) states. We here present time-resolved photoelectron spectra at a pump wavelength of 217 nm alongside detailed quantum dynamics calculations that, together with a recent reinterpretation of pyrrole’s electronic spectrum [S. P. Neville and G. A. Worth, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 034317 (2014)], suggest that population of the B{sub 1}(πσ{sup ∗}) state (hitherto assumed to be optically dark) may occur directly when pyrrole is excited at energies in the near UV part of its electronic spectrum. The B{sub 1}(πσ{sup ∗}) state is found to decay on a timescale of less than 20 fs by both N-H dissociation and internal conversion to the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state.

  15. The use of amorphous boron powder enhances mechanical alloying in soft magnetic FeNbB alloy: A magnetic study

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    Ipus, J. J.; Blazquez, J. S.; Franco, V.; Conde, A. [Dpto. Fisica de la Materia Condensada, ICMSE-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, P.O. Box 1065, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)

    2013-05-07

    Saturation magnetization and magnetic anisotropy have been studied during mechanical alloying of Fe{sub 75}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 15} alloys prepared using crystalline and commercial amorphous boron. The evolution of saturation magnetization indicates a more efficient dissolution of boron into the matrix using amorphous boron, particularly for short milling times. The magnetization of the crystalline phase increases as boron is incorporated into this phase. Two milling time regimes can be used to describe the evolution of magnetic anisotropy: a first regime governed by microstrains and a second one mainly governed by crystal size and amorphous fraction.

  16. Study of filtration of reactor beam of neutrons with cadmium in a multilayer shield containing boron carbide

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    Megahid, R.M. (Atomic Energy Establishment, Cairo (Egypt)); El-Kalla, El-Sayed H. (Al-Azhar Univ., Cairo (Egypt)); Esmaiel, M.W. (Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt))

    1985-08-01

    Experimental measurements have been carried out to study the effect of cadmium on the distribution and attenuation of thermal neutrons emitted from a reactor core and thermal neutrons produced in a heterogeneous shield of water, iron, iron + B/sub 4/C and ordinary concrete. Measurements were performed using a cadmium filtered reactor neutron beam emitted from one of the horizontal channels of ET-RR-1. It was found that the presence of a cadmium sheet at the channel exit causes a marked decrease in the thickness of the shield required for attenuating the thermal neutron flux by a certain factor.

  17. Study of hyperfine interactions in intermetallic compounds Gd(Ni,Pd,Cu)In, Tb(Ni,Pd)In, Dy(Ni,Pd)In and Ho(Ni,Pd)In; Estudo de interacoes hiperfinas em compostos intermetalicos Gd(Ni,Pd,Cu)In, Tb(Ni,Pd)In, Dy(Ni,Pd)In e Ho(Ni,Pd)In

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    Lapolli, Andre Luis

    2006-07-01

    Systematic behavior of magnetic hyperfine field (B{sub hf}) in the intermetallic compounds Gd(Ni,Pd,Cu)In Tb(Ni,Pd)In, Dy(Ni,Pd)In and Ho(Ni,Pd)In was studied by Perturbed Gamma-Gamma Angular Correlation spectroscopy. The measurements of B{sub hf} were carried out at the rare earth atom and in sites using the nuclear probes {sup 140}Ce and {sup 11}'1Cd respectively. The variation of hyperfine field with temperature, in most cases, follows the Brillouin function predicted from the molecular field theory. The hyperfine field values at rare earth atom sites obtained from {sup 140}Ce probe as well as at in sites obtained from {sup 111}Cd probe for each series of compounds were extrapolated to zero Kelvin B{sub hf}(T=0) from these curves. These values were compared with the values of the literature for other compounds containing the same rare earth element and all of them show a linear relationship with the ordering temperature. This indicates that the main contribution to B{sub hf} comes from the conduction electron polarization (CEP) through Fermi contact interaction and the principal mechanism of magnetic interaction in these compounds can be described by the RKKY type interaction. The values of B{sub hf}(T=0) for each family of intermetallic compounds RNiIn and RPdIn when plotted as a function of 4f spin projection of rare earth element also shows a linear relationship. Exceptions are the results for the compounds RNiIn obtained with {sup 111}Cd probe where a small deviation from linearity is observed. The results of the measurements carried out with the {sup 111}Cd probe were also analyzed to obtain the hyperfine parameters of the quadrupole interaction as a function of temperature for RPdln and GdNiIn compounds. The results show that for the compound GdPdIn there might be some Gd-In disorder at high temperature. (author)

  18. Study of the influence of the temperature in the magnetic properties and in microstructure in the permanent magnets Pr-Fe-B-Nb-Co based obtained by hydrogen; Estudo da influencia da temperatura nas propriedades magneticas e na microestrutura nos imas permanentes a base de Pr-Fe-B-Nb-Co obtidos com hidrogenio

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    Silva, Suelanny Carvalho da

    2007-07-01

    Fine magnetic powders were produced using the hydrogenation disproportionation desorption and recombination (HDDR) process. The first stage in this work involved an investigation of the effect of the Co content and range of desorption/ recombination temperatures between 800 and 900 deg C with the purpose of optimizing the HDDR treatment for Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} and Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub bal}Co{sub x}B{sub 6}Nb{sub 0,1} (x= 0, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16) alloys. The cast alloys were annealed at 1100 deg C for 20 hours for homogenization. The processing temperature (desorption/ recombination) affected the microstructure and magnetic properties of the bonded magnets. The alloy with low cobalt content (4 at.%) required the highest reaction temperature (880 deg C) to yield anisotropic bonded magnets. The optimum temperature for alloys with 8 at.% Co and 10 at.% Co were 840 deg C and 820 deg C, respectively. Alloys with high cobalt content (12 at.% and 16 at.%) were processed at 840 deg C. The optimum desorption temperature for achieving high anisotropy for Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} and Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 79,9}B{sub 6}Nb{sub 0,1} was 820 deg C. The best remanence (862 mT) was achieved with the Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 67,9}B{sub 6}Co{sub 12}Nb{sub 0,1} magnet, processed at 840 deg C. Each alloy required an optimum reaction temperature and exhibited a particular microstructure according to the composition. The second stage of the work involved the characterization, for each temperature, of the Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} HDDR powder processed using X-ray diffraction analysis. The samples of the HDDR material were studied by synchrotron radiation powder diffraction using the Rietveld method for cell refinement, phase quantification and crystallite sizes determination. Scanning electron microscopy has also been employed to reveal the morphology of the HDDR powder. (author)

  19. Plasma chemistry study of PLAD processes

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    Qin Shu; Brumfield, Kyle; Liu, Lequn Jennifer; Hu, Yongjun Jeff; McTeer, Allen; Hsu, Wei Hui; Wang Maoying [Nanya Technology Inc., Santa Clara, CA 95054 (United States); Micron Technology Inc., Boise, ID 83707 (United States)

    2012-11-06

    Plasma doping (PLAD) shows very different impurity profiles compared to the conventional beam-line-based ion implantations due to its non-mass separation property and plasma environment. There is no simulation for PLAD process so far due to a lack of a dopant profile model. Several factors determine impurity profiles of PLAD process. The most significant factors are: plasma chemistry and deposition/etching characteristics of multi-ion species plasmas. In this paper, we present plasma chemistry and deposition/etching characteristics of PLAD processes versus co-gas dilutions. Four dopant plasmas including B{sub 2}H{sub 6}, BF{sub 3}, AsH{sub 3}, and PH{sub 3}, and two non-dopant plasmas including CH{sub 4} and GeH{sub 4} are studied and demonstrated.

  20. Microstructural study of the crystallization of amorphous Fe–Sn–B ribbons

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    Maťko, Igor, E-mail: igor.matko@savba.sk [Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravska cesta 9, 845 11 Bratislava (Slovakia); Illeková, Emília; Peter Švec Sr; Švec, Peter; Janičkovič, Dušan [Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravska cesta 9, 845 11 Bratislava (Slovakia); Vodárek, Vlastimil [VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Department of Materials Engineering, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba (Czech Republic)

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • Amorphous Fe{sub 78}Sn{sub 5}B{sub 17} ribbons were prepared by planar flow casting. • Crystallization was studied by thermal analysis, XRD and TEM. • The crystallization begins by formation of specific nanocrystalline Fe(Sn) phase. • Role of Sn in formation of the nanocrystalline phase is discussed. • Next step of the crystallization corresponding to complex process is also analysed. - Abstract: Amorphous Fe{sub 78}Sn{sub 5}B{sub 17} ribbons were prepared by planar flow casting. The thermodynamic stability and the kinetics of observed phase transformations were monitored by thermal analysis. The structure and morphology of phases forming upon the thermally activated crystallization is studied by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The crystallization begins by nucleation-and-growth of specific nanocrystalline bcc-Fe(Sn) phase, its structure is explored more in details and the role of Sn in its formation is discussed. In the next step of the crystallization a transformation of remaining amorphous matrix to iron borides runs via rather complex process, which is inspected more in details as well.

  1. Atomic site preferences and its effect on magnetic structure in the intermetallic borides M{sub 2}Fe(Ru{sub 0.8}T{sub 0.2}){sub 5}B{sub 2} (M=Sc, Ti, Zr; T=Ru, Rh, Ir)

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    Brgoch, Jakoah, E-mail: jrbrgoc@gmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Mahmoud, Yassir A. [Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Miller, Gordon J., E-mail: gmiller@iastate.edu [Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

    2012-12-15

    The site preference for a class of intermetallic borides following the general formula M{sub 2}Fe(Ru{sub 0.8}T{sub 0.2}){sub 5}B{sub 2} (M=Sc, Ti, Zr; T=Ru, Rh, Ir), has been explored using ab initio and semi-empirical electronic structure calculations. This intermetallic boride series contains two potential sites, the Wyckoff 2c and 8j sites, for Rh or Ir to replace Ru atoms. Since the 8j site is a nearest neighbor to the magnetically active Fe atom, whereas the 2c site is a next nearest neighbor, the substitution pattern should play an important role in the magnetic structure of these compounds. The substitution preference is analyzed based on the site energy and bond energy terms, both of which arise from a tight-binding evaluation of the electronic band energy, and are known to influence the locations of atoms in extended solids. According to these calculations, the valence electron-rich Rh and Ir atoms prefer to occupy the 8j site, a result also corroborated by experimental evidence. Additionally, substitution of Rh or Ir at the 8j site results in a modification of the magnetic structure that ultimately results in larger local magnetic moment on the Fe atoms. - Graphical abstract: The site preference for electron rich atoms to occupy the 8j (gray) site is identified in these intermetallic borides, while the magnetic structure is modified as a function of the substituted atoms band center. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We identify the energetics dictating the site preference in a series of intermetallic borides. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Establish substitution rules for use in future directed synthetic preparations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Identified changes in magnetic structure that accompany the site preference.

  2. Phase transition from fcc to bcc structure of the Cu-clusters during nanocrystallization of Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 1}B{sub 9}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} soft magnetic alloy

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    Nishijima, Masahiko; Matsuura, Makoto; Takenaka, Kana; Takeuchi, Akira; Makino, Akihiro [Research and Development Center for Ultra High Efficiency Nano-crystalline Soft Magnetic Material, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, 980 (Japan); Ofuchi, Hironori [Industrial Application Division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

    2014-05-15

    A role of Cu on the nanocrystallization of an Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 1}B{sub 9}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy was investigated by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Cu K-edge XAFS results show that local structure around Cu is disordered for the as-quenched sample whereas it changes to fcc-like structure at 613 K. The fcc Cu-clusters are, however, thermodynamically unstable and begin to transform into bcc structure at 638 K. An explicit bcc structure is observed for the sample annealed at 693 K for 600 s in which TEM observation shows that precipitated bcc-Fe crystallites with ∼12 nm are homogeneously distributed. The bcc structure of the Cu-clusters transforms into the fcc-type again at 973 K, which can be explained by the TEM observations; Cu segregates at grain boundaries between bcc-Fe crystallites and Fe{sub 3}(B,P) compounds. Combining the XAFS results with the TEM observations, the structure transition of the Cu-clusters from fcc to bcc is highly correlated with the preliminary precipitation of the bcc-Fe which takes place prior to the onset of the first crystallization temperature, T{sub x1} = 707 K. Thermodynamic analysis suggests that an interfacial energy density γ between an fcc-Cu cluster and bcc-Fe matrix dominates at a certain case over the structural energy between fcc and bcc Cu, ΔG{sub fcc} {sub −} {sub bcc}, which causes phase transition of the Cu clusters from fcc to bcc structure.

  3. Probing the structures of neutral boron clusters using infrared/vacuum ultraviolet two color ionization: B[sub 11], B[sub 16], and B[sub 17

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    Romanescu, C.; Harding, D. J.; Fielicke, A.; Wang, L. S.

    2012-01-01

    The structures of neutral boron clusters, B11, B16, and B17, have been investigated using vibrational spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Infrared absorption spectra in the wavelength range of 650 to 1550 cm−1 are obtained for the three neutral boron clusters from the enhancement of their near-

  4. Uranyl complexes formed with a para-t-butylcalix[4]arene bearing phosphinoyl pendant arms on the lower rim. Solid and solution studies

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    Ramirez, F. de M. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac (Mexico). Dept. de Quimica; Varbanov, S. [Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria). Inst. of Organic Chemistry with Center of Phytochemistry; Buenzli, J.C.G. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland). Inst. of Chemical Sciences and Engineering; Rivas-Silva, J.F.; Ocana-Bribiesca, M.A. [Instituto de Fisica de la BUAP, Puebla (Mexico); Cortes-Jacome, M.A.; Toledo-Antonio, J.A. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo/Programa de Ingenieria Molecular (Mexico)

    2012-07-01

    The current interest in functionalized calixarenes with phosphorylated pendant arms resides in their coordination ability towards f elements and capability towards actinide/rare earth separation. Uranyl cation forms 1:1 and 1:2 (M:L) complexes with a tetra-phosphinoylated p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene, B{sub 4}bL{sup 4}: UO{sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}(B{sub 4}bL{sup 4}){sub n} . xH{sub 2}O (n = 1, x = 2, 1; n = 2, x = 6, 2). Spectroscopic data point to the inner coordination sphere of 1 containing one monodentate nitrate anion, one water molecule and the four phosphinoylated arms bound to UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} while in 2, uranyl is only coordinated to calixarene ligands. In both cases the U(VI) ion is 8-coordinate. Uranyl complexes display enhanced metal-centred luminescence due to energy transfer from the calixarene ligands; the luminescence decays are bi-exponential with associated lifetimes in the ranges 220 {mu}s < {tau}{sub s} < 250 {mu}s and 630 {mu}s < {tau}{sub L} < 640 {mu}s, pointing to the presence of two species with differently coordinated calixarene, as substantiated by a XPS study of U(4f{sub 5/2,7/2}), O(1s) and P(2p) levels on solid state samples. The extraction study of UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} cation and trivalent rare-earth (Y, La, Eu) ions from acidic nitrate media by B{sub 4}bL{sup 4} in chloroform shows the uranyl cation being much more extracted than rare earths. (orig.)

  5. Relating B_S Mixing and B_S to mu+mu- with New Physics

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    Golowich, Eugene; /Massachusetts U., Amherst; Hewett, JoAnne; /SLAC; Pakvasa, Sandip; /Hawaii U.; Petrov, Alexey A; /Wayne State U. /Michigan U., MCTP; Yeghiyan, Gagik K; /Wayne State U.

    2012-06-11

    We perform a study of the standard model fit to the mixing quantities {Delta}M{sub B{sub s}}, and {Delta}{Lambda}{sub B{sub s}}/{Delta}M{sub B{sub s}} in order to bound contributions of new physics (NP) to B{sub s} mixing. We then use this to explore the branching fraction of B{sub s} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} in certain models of NP. In most cases, this constrains NP amplitudes for B{sub s} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} to lie below the standard model component.

  6. Magnetostrictive behaviour of Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3-x}Mo{sub x}Cu{sub 1} alloys

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    Silveyra, J.M. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, INTECIN, Facultad de Ingenieria, UBA-CONICET, Paseo Colon 850, C1063ACV Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cremaschi, V.J., E-mail: vcremas@gmail.co [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, INTECIN, Facultad de Ingenieria, UBA-CONICET, Paseo Colon 850, C1063ACV Buenos Aires (Argentina); Member of Carrera del Investigador, CONICET (Argentina); Vlasak, G.; Illekova, E.; Janickovic, D.; Svec, P. [Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 11 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2010-08-15

    Magnetostriction, dilatation and calorimetric measurements were performed on FINEMET type as-quenched and heat treated ribbons. Nb was gradually replaced by Mo in order to study the influence of the refractory elements exchange on several magnetostriction parameters. The results could be correlated with magnetic and structural transformations throughout thermal treatments and assured that the whole series is suitable for technical applications.

  7. Effects of gamma irradiation on optical and structural properties of PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Sharma, Gopi [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Singh, Kulwant [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)]. E-mail: kulwantsthind@yahoo.com; Manupriya [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Mohan, Shaweta [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Singh, Harvinder [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Bindra, Sukhleen [Department of Electronics Communication, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)

    2006-09-15

    Optical and structural properties of xPbO.2xBi{sub 2}O{sub 3}(1-3x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses of different composition have been studied using UV-VIS and FTIR spectroscopic techniques. Effects of gamma radiations on glass network and structural units have been studied by irradiating glass samples with a {sup 60}Co radioisotope to the overall dose of 2.5 kGy. It is shown that irradiation causes compaction of the borate network by breaking the bonds between trigonal elements, which leads to a decrease in the optical band gap energy. Changes in the atomic structure before and after the irradiation are observed and explained.

  8. Crystallisation and magnetic behaviour of amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe{sub 81-x-y}Ni{sub x}Co{sub y}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 12} alloys

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    Kopcewicz, M. [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska Street 133, 01-919 Warszawa (Poland); Latuch, J.; Kulik, T. [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Woloska Street 141, 02-507 Warszawa (Poland)

    2007-09-15

    The amorphous precursors Fe{sub 81-x} {sub -y}Ni {sub x}Co {sub y}Zr {sub 7}B {sub 12} (x = 50, 40, 30, 20; y = 0, 10, 20), prepared by the melt quenching technique, have been characterised in terms of their ability to form nanocrystalline grains on annealing. The crystallisation process was studied in detail using Moessbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry measurements. The crystalline phases formed were identified and their transformation versus annealing temperature was followed. Bulk and surface crystallisation of amorphous precursors was compared using conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy. The size of nanograins was estimated from the XRD results using the Scherrer formula. The magnetic properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe {sub 81-x} {sub -y}Ni {sub x}Co {sub y}Zr {sub 7}B {sub 12} alloys were studied using an unconventional 'rf-Moessbauer' technique. The rf-Moessbauer technique provides information on the soft magnetic behaviour of alloys. The rf sidebands observed are directly related to magnetostriction and their presence provides a good test for the formation of the nanocrystalline alloy. The rf-Moessbauer results revealed that the anisotropy field increased significantly with the introduction of Co. The rf-Moessbauer measurements were accompanied by conventional measurements of hysteresis loops that fully supported the rf-Moessbauer results. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  9. Study of the influence of zirconium and gallium on the magnetic properties and microstructures of praseodymium-based permanent magnets; Estudo da influencia do zirconio e galio nas propriedades magneticas e na microestrutura dos imas permanentes a base de praseodimio

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    Fusco, Alexandre Giardini

    2006-07-01

    In this work was studied the influence of the addition of 0.5 at. % of zirconium and gallium on praseodymium-based HD sintered magnets obtained using a mixture of alloys. The alloys used in this study were: Pr{sub 12.6}Fe{sub 68.3}Co{sub 11.6}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 1}, Pr{sub 16}Fe{sub 75.5}B{sub 8}Zr{sub 0.5}, Pr{sub 13}Fe{sub 80.5}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}. The investigation started by measuring the magnetic properties and observing the microstructure of the magnets. After that, the magnets were annealed at 1000 deg C for 2 hours followed by rapid cooling, in a total of 10 hours. This heat treatment was followed by 5 hours at the same temperature up to a total of 35 hours. Changes in the microstructure were compared to the change in the magnetic properties aiming at a proper understanding of the role of each added element in relation to the magnetically hard phase (phase {phi}). It has been shown that gallium and zirconium act as grain refiners of the matrix phase {phi}. Gallium acts in the grain and favoring of the shape stability and improvement of the magnetic properties. For the Pr{sub 14.3}Fe{sub 71.9}Co{sub 5.8}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5} sintered magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties after 15 hours heat treatment was: remanence from (1.25{+-}0.02) T to (1.30{+-}0.02) T, intrinsic coercivity from (1.11{+-}0.02) T to (0.87{+-}0.02) T, squareness factor from (0.68{+-}0.02) to (0.82{+-}0.02) and energy product from (285{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3} to (317{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3}. Zirconium has two effects on the sintered magnets. Firstly, avoiding random grain growth and enhancing anisotropy. However, by concentrating on the grain boundaries, yield reverse domains and is detrimental to the intrinsic coercivity. For the sintered Pr{sub 14.5}Fe{sub 78}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5} magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties achieved after a heat treatment of 15 hours was: remanence from (1.19{+-}0.02) T to (1.25{+-}0.02) T, coercivity from (0.74{+-}0.02) T to (0

  10. Beta-decay studies near {sup 100}Sn

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    Karny, M.; Janas, Z.; Miernik, K.; Plochocki, A.; Zylicz, J. [University of Warsaw, Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw (Poland); Batist, L. [St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Banu, A.; Becker, F.; Burkard, K.; Bruechle, W.; Doering, J.; Gorska, M.; Grawe, H.; Kirchner, R.; Mandal, S.; Mazzocchi, C.; Mukha, I.; Plettner, C.; Roeckl, E.; Schaedel, M. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany); Blazhev, A. [GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria); Faestermann, T. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Muenchen (Germany); Jungclaus, A. [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Madrid (Spain); Kavatsyuk, M.; Kavatsyuk, O. [GSI, Darmstadft (Germany); Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University, Kiev (Ukraine); La Commara, M.; Romoli, M. [Universita ' ' Federico II' ' and INFN Napoli, Dipartimento Scienze Fisiche, Napoli (Italy); Muralithar, S. [GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Nuclear Science Center, New Delhi (India); Rykaczewski, K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Schmidt, K. [Continental Teves AG and Co., Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Schwengner, R. [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden (Germany)

    2005-09-01

    The {beta}-decay of {sup 102}Sn was studied by using high-resolution germanium detectors as well as a Total Absorption Spectrometer (TAS). A decay scheme has been constructed based on the {gamma}-{gamma} coincidence data. The total experimental Gamow-Teller strength B{sub GT}{sup exp} of {sup 102}Sn was deduced from the TAS data to be 4.2(9). A search for {beta}-delayed {gamma}-rays of {sup 100}Sn decay remained unsuccessful. However, a Gamow-Teller hindrance factor h = 2.2(3), and a cross-section of about 3nb for the production of {sup 100}Sn in fusion-evaporation reaction between {sup 58}Ni beam and {sup 50}Cr target have been estimated from the data on heavier tin isotopes. The estimated hindrance factor is similar to the values derived for lower shell nuclei. (orig.)

  11. Structural and magnetic study of Mo-doped FINEMET

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    Silveyra, J.M., E-mail: jsilveyra@fi.uba.a [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, INTECIN, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET, Paseo Colon 850, (C1063ACV) Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cremaschi, V.J. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, INTECIN, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET, Paseo Colon 850, (C1063ACV) Buenos Aires (Argentina); Miembro de la Carrera del Investigador del CONICET (Argentina); Janickovic, D.; Svec, P. [Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 11 Bratislava (Slovakia); Arcondo, B. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, INTECIN, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET, Paseo Colon 850, (C1063ACV) Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2011-02-15

    In this paper, a study of the structural and the magnetic correlation of the crystalline and amorphous phases in the nanocrystalline system Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3-x}Mo{sub x}Cu{sub 1} (x=0, 1.5, 2, 3) was made. By means of Moessbauer spectroscopy, simple mass balance considerations and density measurements, both phases fractions and chemical compositions were calculated (in at%, wt% and vol%). Then, quasistatic magnetic measurements and ab initio calculations were used in a magnetic balance model in order to estimate the magnetic contribution of the remaining amorphous phase, which was compared to that of as-quenched amorphous samples of the same composition. The difference in both magnitudes showed the influence of penetrating fields and that these became more important for higher crystalline fractions.

  12. New structural studies of liquid crystal by reflectivity and resonant X-ray diffraction; Nouvelles etudes structurales de cristaux liquides par reflectivite et diffraction resonante des rayons X

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    Fernandes, P

    2007-04-15

    This memory presents three structural studies of smectic Liquid Crystals by reflectivity and resonant diffraction of X-rays. It is divided in five chapters. In the first a short introduction to Liquid Crystals is given. In particular, the smectic phases that are the object of this study are presented. The second chapter is consecrated to the X-ray experimental techniques that were used in this work. The three last chapters present the works on which this thesis can be divided. Chapter three demonstrates on free-standing films of MHPOBC (historic liquid crystal that possesses the antiferroelectric sub-phases) the possibility to extend the technique of resonant X-ray diffraction to liquid crystals without resonant element. In the fourth chapter the structure of the B{sub 2} liquid crystal phase of bent-core molecules (or banana molecules) is elucidated by using resonant X-ray diffraction combined with polarization analysis of the diffracted beam. A model of the polarization of the resonant beam diffracted by four different structures proposed for the B{sub 2} phase is developed in this chapter. In the fifth chapter a smectic binary mixture presenting a very original critical point of phase separation is studied by X-ray reflectivity and optical microscopy. A concentration gradient in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the film seems to be induced by the free-standing film geometry. The results of a simplified model of the system are compatible with this interpretation.

  13. B0(s) mixing studies at the Tevatron

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    Naimuddin, M.D.; /Delhi U.

    2006-05-01

    Measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency via B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing analysis provides a powerful constraint on CKM matrix elements. This note briefly reviews the motivation behind these analyses and describes the various steps that go into a mixing measurement. Recent results on B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing obtained by the CDF and D0 collaborations using the data samples collected at Tevatron Collider in the period 2002-2005 are presented.

  14. Study and optimization of boronization in Alcator C-Mod using the Surface Science Station (S{sup 3})

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    Ochoukov, Roman, E-mail: ochoukov@psfc.mit.edu [Plasma Science and Fusion Center MIT, NW17, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Whyte, Dennis; Lipschultz, Bruce; LaBombard, Brian [Plasma Science and Fusion Center MIT, NW17, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Gierse, Niels [Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Plasma Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Association EURATOM-FZJ, Partner in the Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Juelich (Germany); Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Cologne (Germany); Harrison, Soren [Fusion Research Technologies, 519 Somerville Avenue 243, Somerville, MA 02143 (United States)

    2012-09-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Boron deposition profiles measured on Alcator C-Mod during boronization. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Boron deposition profile is consistent with ionic deposition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Monte Carlo simulation of boron deposition agrees with experiment assuming warm ({approx}1-10 eV) boron{sup +1} ions. - Abstract: A Surface Science Station (S{sup 3}) on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak is used to study and optimize the location and rate of boron film deposition in situ during electron cyclotron (EC) discharge plasmas using 2.45 GHz radio-frequency (RF) heating and a mixture of helium and diborane (B{sub 2}D{sub 6}) gasses. The radial profile of boron deposition is measured with a pair of quartz microbalances (QMB) on S{sup 3}, the faces of which can be rotated 360 Degree-Sign including orientations parallel and perpendicular to the toroidal magnetic field B{sub T} {approx}0.1 T. The plasma electron density is measured with a Langmuir probe, also on S{sup 3} in the vicinity of the QMBs, and typical values are {approx}1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} m{sup -3}. A maximum boron deposition rate of 0.82 {mu}g/cm{sup 2}/min is obtained, which corresponds to 3.5 nm/min if the film density is that of solid boron. These deposition rates are sufficient for boron film applications between tokamak discharges. However the deposition does not peak at the EC resonance as previously assumed. Rather, deposition peaks near the upper hybrid (UH) resonance, {approx}5 cm outboard of the EC resonance. This has implications for RF absorption, with the RF waves being no longer damped on the electrons at the EC resonance. The previously inferred radial locations of critical erosion zones in Alcator C-Mod also need to be re-evaluated. The boron deposition profile versus major radius follows the ion flux/density profile, implying that the boron deposition is primarily ionic. The application of a vertical magnetic field (B{sub V} {approx}0.01 T) was

  15. A study of B(s)0 to J/psi phi in the D0 experiment and an example of HEP technology transfer

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    Bauer, Daniela Ursula

    2002-01-01

    After years of preparation, data taking with the upgraded D0 detector at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider has begun. The large amount of data produced in a p{bar p}-collider requires sophisticated triggers to filter out the interesting events. Described in this thesis is the development of trigger software for the newly implemented Silicon Microstrip Tracker. D0 is a multi-purpose detector with a broad physics program. one area being studied at D0 is B mesons. An algorithm for reconstructing the B{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sub d}{sup 0} mesons and for measuring their lifetimes has been developed and is described in this thesis. The results suggest that an improvement of the current lifetime measurements can be achieved within the next two years. The reconstruction of a J/{psi} meson forms the basis for a wide range of b-physics. Data taken with the muon system during the commissioning period of the detector has been analyzed and a signal for the J/{psi} meson has been found. Systematic transfer of HEP technologies into other areas and their commercial exploitation plays an important role in the future of particle physics. An area of particular interest is DNA sequencing as shown by the recent completion of the sequencing of the human genome. The final part of this thesis details the development of a simulation for a high throughput sequencing device which is currently being developed at Imperial College.

  16. Studies on use of reflector material and its position within FBR core for reducing U{sup 232} content of U produced in ThO{sub 2} radial blankets

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    Sen, Sujoy, E-mail: sujoy@igcar.gov.in [Core Design Group, IGCAR, Kalpakkam (India); Prasad, Rajeev Ranjan; Bagchi, Subhrojit [Core Design Group, IGCAR, Kalpakkam (India); Mohanakrishnan, P. [MCNS, Manipal University, Manipal (India); Arul, A. John; Puthiyavinayagam, P. [Core Design Group, IGCAR, Kalpakkam (India)

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • Nuclear data processing for multigroup neutron transport calculation. • Discrete ordinate and Monte Carlo neutron transport. • Breeding of Thorium in Fast Reactor. • Minimization of U{sup 232} in U{sup 233}. • Fuel burn up using Neutron Diffusion. - Abstract: Presence of U{sup 232} in U{sup 233} bred in thorium blanket of fast reactor is a major concern in fuel reprocessing. The former's daughter products being hard gamma emitter and the isotope itself having substantial half life, its presence beyond 10 ppm makes fuel recycle complicated and expensive. In this study possibility of decreasing U{sup 232} production in a typical FBR blanket by means of spectrum modification is examined. SS, depleted B{sub 4}C, SiC, Mo and W regions were introduced between core and radial blanket and evolution of isotopes were studied to arrive at an optimal configuration that satisfies requirements of breeding U{sup 233} and lowering U{sup 232}concentration. SS, B{sub 4}C, SiC, Mo and W are known to be high temperature material with appropriate stability in harsh fast reactor environment. Study has shown that introducing two SS reflector rows can achieve the required low value of U{sup 232}concentration without greatly compromising the U{sup 233}production.

  17. Heavy quark spectroscopy and matrix elements: A lattice study using the static approximation

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    Ewing, A.K.; Flynn, J.M.; Sachrajda, C.T.; Stella, N.; Wittig, H. [Physics Department, The University, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Bowler, K.C.; Kenway, R.D.; Mehegan, J.; Richards, D.G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ (Scotland); Michael, C. [DAMTP, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom (UKQCD Collaboration)

    1996-09-01

    We present results of a lattice analysis of the {ital B} parameter {ital B}{sub {ital B}}, the decay constant {ital f}{sub {ital B}}, and several mass splittings using the static approximation. Results were obtained for 60 quenched gauge configurations computed at {beta}=6.2 on a lattice size of 24{sup 3}{times}48. Light quark propagators were calculated using the {ital O}({ital a})-improved Sheikholeslami-Wohlert action. We find {ital B}{sub {ital B}}{sup static}({ital m}{sub {ital b}})=0.69{sub {minus}4}{sup +3}(stat){sub {minus}1}{sup +2} (syst), corresponding to {ital B}{sub {ital B}}{sup static}=1.02{sub {minus}6 {minus}2}{sup +5 +3}, {ital f}{sub {ital B}}{sup static}=266{sub {minus}20 {minus}27}{sup +18 +28} MeV, and {ital f}{sub {ital B}}{sub {ital s}}{sup 2}{ital B}{sub {ital B}}{sub {ital s}}/{ital f}{sub {ital B}}{ital i}{sup 2}{ital B}{sub {ital B}}=1.34{sub {minus}8 {minus}3}{sup +9 +5}, where a variational fitting technique was used to extract {ital f}{sup 2}{sub {ital B{sub s}}}{ital B}{sub {ital B{sub {ital s}}}}{sub B{sup static}}. For the mass splittings we obtain {ital M}{sub {ital B{sub {ital s}}}}{minus}{ital M}{sub {ital B{sub {ital d}}}}=87{sub {minus}12 {minus}12}{sup +15 +6} MeV, {ital M}{sub {Lambda}{sub {ital b}}}{minus}{ital M}{sub {ital B}}{sub {ital d}}=420{sub {minus}90 {minus}30}{sup +100 +30} MeV, and {ital M}{sub {ital B}{asterisk}}{sup 2}{minus}{ital M}{sup 2}{sub {ital B}}=0.281{sub {minus}16 {minus}37}{sup +15 +40} GeV{sup 2}. We compare different smearing techniques intended to improve the signal/noise ratio. From a detailed assessment of systematic effects, we conclude that the main systematic uncertainties are associated with the renormalization constants relating a lattice matrix element to its continuum counterpart. The dependence of our findings on lattice artifacts is to be investigated in the future. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  18. Communication: A vibrational study of propargyl cation using the vacuum ultraviolet laser velocity-map imaging photoelectron method

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    Gao Hong; Lu Zhou; Yang Lei; Zhou Jingang; Ng, C. Y. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2012-10-28

    By employing the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser velocity-map imaging photoelectron (VUV-VMI-PE) method, we have obtained a vibrationally resolved photoelectron spectrum of gaseous propargyl radical [C{sub 3}H{sub 3}(X{sup 2}B{sub 1})] in the energy range of 0-4600 cm{sup -1} above its ionization energy. The cold C{sub 3}H{sub 3} radicals were produced from a supersonically cooled radical beam source based on 193 nm ArF photodissociation of C{sub 3}H{sub 3}Cl. The VUV-VMI-PE spectrum of C{sub 3}H{sub 3} thus obtained reveals a Franck-Condon factor (FCF) pattern with a highly dominant origin band along with weak vibrational progressions associated with excitations of the C-C {nu}{sub 5}{sup +}(a{sub 1}) and C{identical_to}C {nu}{sub 3}{sup +}(a{sub 1}) symmetric stretching modes and the CCH {nu}{sub 7}{sup +}(b{sub 1}) out-of-plane bending mode of C{sub 3}H{sub 3}{sup +}(X{sup 1}A{sub 1}). The {nu}{sub 5}{sup +}(a{sub 1}) vibrational frequency of 1120 cm{sup -1} determined in the present study is lower than the value deduced from the recent Ar-tagged infrared photodissociation study by 102 cm{sup -1}, confirming the highly accurate vibrational frequency predictions obtained by the most recent state-of-the-art ab initio quantum calculations. The observation of the FCF disallowed {nu}{sub 7}{sup +}(b{sub 1}) mode is indicative of vibronic interactions. The discrepancy observed between the FCF pattern determined in the present study and that predicted by a recent high-level quantum theoretical investigation can be taken as evidence that the potential energy surfaces used in the latter theoretical study are in need of improvement in order to provide a reliable FCF prediction for the C{sub 3}H{sub 3}/C{sub 3}H{sub 3}{sup +} photoionization system.

  19. Study of the failure mechanism for fiber composite materials taking account of physicochemical interaction of components

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    Zabolotskii, A.A.; Ignatova, N.P.

    1985-11-01

    An analytical approach is presented to study the failure process for fiber composite materials (CM). Failure processes are modelled in a computer, including a stage for model construction and a loading and failure stage for the model CM as a simulation of CM behavior. Three composite materials were considered with an aluminum matrix reinforced with fibers of carbon, boron (coated with B/sub 4/C), and silicon carbide. The authors found that failure of a CM develops by one of three micromechanisms depending on the ratio of mechanical characteristics of interaction, i.e., retention in the CM of fiber strength and matrix ductility and creation of strong component bonds. The sequence of elementary acts forming one or another failure macromechanism is presented.

  20. Rotationally resolved state-to-state photoelectron study of niobium carbide radical

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    Luo, Zhihong; Huang, Huang; Zhang, Zheng; Chang, Yih-Chung; Ng, C. Y., E-mail: cyng@ucdavis.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2014-07-14

    By employing the two-color visible (VIS)-ultraviolet (UV) laser photoexcitation scheme and the pulsed field ionization-photoelectron (PFI-PE) detection, we have obtained rovibronically selected and resolved photoelectron spectra for niobium carbide cation (NbC{sup +}). The fully rotationally resolved state-to-state VIS-UV-PFI-PE spectra thus obtained allow the unambiguous assignments of rotational photoionization transitions, indicating that the electronic configuration and term symmetry of NbC{sup +}(X{sup ~}) ground state are …10σ{sup 2} 5π{sup 4} 11σ{sup 2} (X{sup ~1}Σ{sup +}). Furthermore, the rotational analysis of these spectra yields the ionization energy of NbC [IE(NbC)] to be 56 369.2 ± 0.8 cm{sup −1} (6.9889 ± 0.0001 eV) and the rotation constant B{sub 0}{sup +} = 0.5681 ± 0.0007 cm{sup −1}. The latter value allows the determination of the bond distance r{sub 0}{sup +} = 1.671 ± 0.001 Å for NbC{sup +}(X{sup ~1}Σ{sup +}). Based on conservation of energy, the IE(NbC) determined in the present study along with the known IE(Nb) gives the difference of 0 K bond dissociation energies (D{sub 0}’s) for NbC{sup +} and NbC, D{sub 0}(NbC{sup +}) − D{sub 0}(NbC) = −1855.4 ± 0.9 cm{sup −1} (−0.2300 ± 0.0001 eV). The energetic values and the B{sub 0}{sup +} constant determined in this work are valuable for benchmarking state-of-the-art ab initio quantum calculations of 4d transition metal-containing molecules.

  1. Study of a new glass matrix by the thermoluminescence technique; Estudo de uma nova matriz vitrea pela tecnica de termoluminescencia

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    Ferreira, Pamela Z.; Vedovato, Uly P.; Cunha, Diego M. da; Dantas, Noelio O.; Silva, Anielle C.A.; Neves, Lucio P.; Perini, Ana P., E-mail: anapaula.perini@ufu.br [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (INFIS/UFU), MG (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica; Caldas, Linda V.E. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Carrera, Betzabel N.S.; Watanabe, Shigueo [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica

    2015-07-01

    The thermoluminescence technique is widely used for both personal and for high-dose dosimetry. In this work, the thermoluminescence technique was utilized to study a new glass matrix, with nominal composition of 20Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}.10Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.20BaO.50B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol%), irradiated with different doses in a {sup 60}Co source. The glow curves and the dose-response curve were obtained for radiation doses between 50 Gy and 900 Gy. The results showed that this new glass matrix presents potential use in high-dose dosimetry. (author)

  2. Neutron Diffraction Studies of the Atomic Vibrations of Bulk and Surface Atoms of Nanocrystalline SiC

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    Stelmakh, S.; Grzanka, E.; Zhao, Y.; Palosz, W.; Palosz, B.

    2004-01-01

    Thermal atomic motions of nanocrystalline Sic were characterized by two temperature atomic factors B(sub core), and B(sub shell). With the use of wide angle neutron diffraction data it was shown that at the diffraction vector above 15A(exp -1) the Wilson plots gives directly the temperature factor of the grain interior (B(sub core)). At lower Q values the slope of the Wilson plot provides information on the relative amplitudes of vibrations of the core and shell atoms.

  3. Induced magnetic anisotropy in Si-free nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials: A transmission x-ray diffraction study

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    Parsons, R., E-mail: rparsons01@gmail.com; Suzuki, K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Yanai, T. [Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8521 (Japan); Kishimoto, H.; Kato, A. [Toyota Motor Corporation, Mishuku, Susono, Shizuoka 410-1193 (Japan); Ohnuma, M. [Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan)

    2015-05-07

    In order to better understand the origin of field-induced anisotropy (K{sub u}) in Si-free nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys, the lattice spacing of the bcc-Fe phase in nanocrystalline Fe{sub 94−x}Nb{sub 6}B{sub x} (x = 10, 12, 14) alloys annealed under an applied magnetic field has been investigated by X-ray diffraction in transmission geometry (t-XRD) with the diffraction vector parallel and perpendicular to the field direction. The saturation magnetostriction (λ{sub s}) of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 94−x}Nb{sub 6}B{sub x} was found to increase linearly with the volume fraction of the residual amorphous phase and is well described by taking into account the volume-weighted average of two local λ{sub s} values for the bcc-Fe nanocrystallites (−5 ± 2 ppm) and the residual amorphous matrix (+8 ± 2 ppm). The lattice distortion required to produce the measured K{sub u} values (∼100 J/m{sup 3}) was estimated via the inverse magnetostrictive effect using the measured λ{sub s} values and was compared to the lattice spacing estimations made by t-XRD. The lattice strain required to produce K{sub u} under the magnetoelastic model was not observed by the t-XRD experiments and so the findings of this study suggest that the origin of magnetic field induced K{sub u} cannot be explained through the magnetoelastic effect.

  4. Study of the ideal vitrification conditions of sodium containing waste after oxidation on a fluidized bed; Etude des conditions ideales de vitrification de dechets sodes apres oxydation sur lit fluidise

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    Petitfour, B.; Rahier, A.

    1997-08-01

    The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN has patented a new process for the treatment of metallic sodium. This process is fully integrated since it allows to vitrify easily the mixture resulting from the oxidation step. To ensure the link between the treatment and the conditioning, the vitrification conditions have been studied. It is confirmed that an adequate control of the temperature decrease during the vitrification is essential to obtain a product whose area is well known and controlled. Also, the release of Cs and Co has been examined through leaching tests. The study has led to the choice of adequate composition ranges for SiO{sub 2}, Na{sub 2}O, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and CaO. Further studies will be carried out to assess the possible use of vitro-crystalline materials for long term conditioning. vitro-crystalline materials for long term conditioning.

  5. Study of the magnetic anisotropy induced in CoFeSiB amorphous ribbons by solidification in a magnetic field using giant magnetoimpedance measurements

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    Garcia, J.A. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Saad, A. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007, Oviedo (Spain) and Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, Departmento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paseo de Colon 850, C10063ACV Capital Federal (Argentina)]. E-mail: asaad@fi.uba.ar; Garcia-Arribas, A. [Departemento de Electricidad y Electronica, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Santos, J.D. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Elbaile, L. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Tejedor, M. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33007, Oviedo (Spain)

    2004-12-31

    Magnetoimpedance effect was used as a tool to investigate the effectiveness of the method to induce magnetic anisotropy by applying a DC magnetic field during the melt spinning process in amorphous magnetic ribbons. Amorphous ribbons of composition Co{sub 69}Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 15}B{sub 12} were melt spun with and without applying the DC field in order to compare the results. From the different magnetoimpedance response to the external field in both kinds of ribbons, the induced magnetic anisotropy can be studied. Magnetoimpedance demonstrates to be a fine instrument to detect small changes of magnetic anisotropy and it is a good method to be employed in very narrow ribbons where other techniques are ineffective or unfeasible.

  6. Study of the angular energy distribution of secondary gamma radiation resulting from interactions of reactor neutrons with iron and lead barriers

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    Makarious, A.S.; Maayouf, R.M.A.; Megahid, R.M. (Atomic Energy Establishment, Inshas (Egypt))

    1980-07-01

    The present work deals with the experimental study of the angular energy distributions of the secondary gamma-radiation resulting from interaction of reactor neutrons with iron and lead barriers of infinite diameters and of 5 cm thickness. The measurements were carried out both with the bare neutron beam, emitted from the ET-RR-1 reactor, and with the beam being transmitted through a B/sub 4/C filter. The pulse height distributions of gamma-rays, emitted from the used barriers, were measured with a gamma-ray spectrometer with a single stilbene scintillator. The experimental results were compared with theoretical calculations carried out using a multigroup coupled neutron gamma cross-sections and a discrete ordinates transport theory code. The comparison shows a reasonable agreement between both experimental results and theoretical calculations.

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    Susan Grandy

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. This study examined the association between self-reported weight change and quality of life, and exercise and weight management behaviors among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. Methods. In the US SHIELD study, respondents reported whether they had lost or gained weight compared with 1 year earlier and completed the SHIELD-WQ-9 quality of life questionnaire as well as provided information on their exercise and weight management behaviors in the past 12 months. Results. Sixteen percent of the respondents reported gaining weight (n=460, and 30% reported losing weight (n=895. More respondents who reported losing weight exercised regularly, limited calorie and fat intake, and increased fiber, fruit, and vegetable intake compared with respondents who reported gaining weight (P<0.01. For all nine aspects of daily life, a significantly greater proportion of respondents who reported losing weight reported improved well-being (12%–44% compared with respondents who reported gaining weight (P<0.0001. Conclusions. Self-reported weight loss was associated with improved well-being, better exercise, and weight management behaviors among individuals with T2DM.

  8. Thermal, mechanical and Raman studies on mixed alkali borotungstate glasses

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    Edukondalu, A. [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007 (India); Sathe, Vasant [Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India); Rahman, Syed [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007 (India); Siva Kumar, K., E-mail: siva193ou@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007 (India)

    2014-04-01

    Mixed alkali borotungstate glasses with xLi{sub 2}O–(30−x)Na{sub 2}O–10WO{sub 3}–60B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (0 ≤ x ≤ 30) composition were prepared by melt quench technique. The amorphous phase of the prepared glass samples was conformed from their X-ray diffraction and SEM studies. Differential scanning calorimetry and Raman spectroscopic studies were employed to investigate the structure of all the prepared glasses. The elastic moduli and Debye temperature were calculated in terms of Makishima–Mackenzie model. Acting as complementary techniques, Raman measurement revealed that the network structure of the present glasses is mainly based on BO{sub 3} and BO{sub 4} units placed in different structural groups. Raman spectra confirms the presence of tungsten ions mainly as WO{sub 6} groups. In the present work, the mixed alkali effect (MAE) has been investigated in the above glass system through modulated DSC studies.

  9. REFINEMENT OF THE NEPHELINE DISCRIMINATOR: RESULTS OF A PHASE I STUDY

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    Fox, K; James Newell, J; Tommy Edwards, T; David Best, D; Irene Reamer, I; Phyllis Workman, P

    2008-02-13

    studied HLW glasses with relatively high Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} compositions of 25 wt % or greater and nepheline discriminator values well below 0.62 have been shown to be free of nepheline crystallization upon quenching and slow cooling. Thus, the current nepheline discriminator equation also appears to be conservative for some HLW glass compositions. Refining the nepheline discriminator to include other important components and to reduce conservatism may provide access to high Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration glass compositions for the DWPF, which could in turn allow access to higher waste loadings, decreased washing and improved waste throughput. The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a series of HLW glass compositions based on a projected composition of Sludge Batch 5 (SB5), the next sludge batch to be processed in the DWPF. The selected glass compositions all had nepheline discriminator values below the current limit of 0.62. They cover a range of locations on the SiO{sub 2}-Na{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} diagram. They also include varying amounts of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and CaO to support an evaluation of the impact of these components on the propensity for nepheline crystallization. The results described in this report confirm that some conservatism exists in the current nepheline discriminator. Several glass compositions, particularly compositions that target higher Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentrations, were shown to be very durable (i.e., PCT responses that were more than an order of magnitude better than that of the Environmental Assessment benchmark glass) while their nepheline discriminator values were well below the current nepheline discriminator limit of 0.62. Increased concentrations of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and increased concentrations of CaO were shown to improve durability responses and suppress the formation of nepheline. This provides incentive to revise the nepheline discriminator to reduce some of this conservatism and incorporate the influence of B{sub

  10. Plasma engineering studies for Tennessee Tokamak (TENTOK) fusion power reactor

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    Yokoyama, K.E.; Lacatski, J.T.; Miller, J.B.; Bryan, W.E.; King, P.W.; Santoro, R.T.; Uckan, N.A.; Shannon, T.E.

    1984-02-01

    This paper summarizes the results of the plasma engineering and systems analysis studies for the Tennessee Tokamak (TENTOK) fusion power reactor. TENTOK is a 3000-MW(t) central station power plant that uses deuterium-tritium fuel in a D-shaped tokamak plasma configuration with a double-null poloidal divertor. The major parameters are R/sub 0/ = 6.4 m, a = 1.6 m, sigma (elongation) = 1.65, (n) = 1.5 x 10/sup 20/ m/sup -3/, (T) = 15 keV, (..beta..) = 6%, B/sub T/ (on-axis) = 5.6 T, I/sub p/ = 8.5 MA, and wall loading = 3 MW/m/sup 2/. Detailed analyses are performed in the areas of (1) transport simulation using the one-and-one-half-dimensional (1-1/2-D) WHIST transport code, (2) equilibrium/poloidal field coil systems, (3) neutral beam and radiofrequency (rf) heating, and (4) pellet fueling. In addition, impurity control systems, diagnostics and controls, and possible microwave plasma preheating and steady-state current drive options are also considered. Some of the major features of TENTOK include rf heating in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies, superconducting equilibrium field coils outside the superconducting toroidal field coils, a double-null poloidal divertor for impurity control and alpha ash removal, and rf-assisted plasma preheating and current startup.

  11. REFINEMENT OF THE NEPHELINE DISCRIMINATOR: RESULTS OF A PHASE II STUDY

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    Fox, K; Tommy Edwards, T

    2008-11-21

    Twenty five glass compositions were selected for a Phase II study to assess the potential for reducing the conservatism in the nepheline discriminator. The glass compositions were restricted to regions that fell within the validation ranges of the DWPF PCCS models. In addition, the liquidus temperature model was used to restrict the glass compositions so that they could all be melted at the same temperature. The nepheline discriminator was used to force the glass compositions into regions where nepheline formation was predicted to occur. The glasses were fabricated in the laboratory and characterized for crystallization and chemical durability after both quenching and slow cooling. Chemical analysis showed that the fabricated glasses met the target compositions. Nepheline was identified in one of the quenched glasses and several of the CCC glasses. There was no clear relationship between the types of crystallization that occurred in a particular glass and its location on the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Na{sub 2}O-SiO{sub 2} ternary diagram. A partitioning algorithm was used to identify trends in crystallization behavior based on glass composition. Generally, for the CCC glasses MnO influenced the crystallization of spinels and B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and SiO{sub 2} influenced the crystallization of nepheline. Measured durability responses varied from acceptable to unacceptable depending on the glass composition and type and extent of crystallization that occurred. It was not possible to identify any linear effects of composition on chemical durability performance for this set of study glasses. The results were not sufficient to recommend modification of the current nepheline discriminator at this time. It is recommended that the next series of experiments continue to focus not only on compositional regions where the PCCS models are considered applicable (i.e., the model validation ranges), but also be restricted to compositional regions where acceptable glasses are predicted to be

  12. First-order study of property/composition relationships for Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant glasses

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    Piepel, G.F.; Hrma, P.R.; Bates, S.O.; Schweiger, M.J.; Smith, D.E.

    1993-01-01

    A first-order composition variability study (CVS-I) was conducted for the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) program to preliminarily characterize the effects on key glass properties of variations i selected glass (waste and frit) components. The components selected were Si0{sub 2},B{sub 2}O{sub 3},A1{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2}, Na{sub 2}O,Li{sub 2}O,CaO,MgO, and Others (all remaining waste components). A glass composition region was selected for study based on the expected range of glass compositions and the results of a previous series of scoping and solubility studies. Then, a 23-glass statistically-designed mixture experiment was conducted and data obtained for viscosity, electrical conductivity, glass transition temperature, thermal expansion, crystallinity, and durability [Materials Characterization Center (MCC-1) 28-day leach test and the 7-day Product Consistency Test (PCT)]. These data were modeled using first-order functions of composition, and the models were used to investigate the effects of the components on glass and melt properties. The CVS-I data and models will also be used to support the second-order composition variability study (CVS-II).

  13. First-order study of property/composition relationships for Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant glasses

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    Piepel, G.F.; Hrma, P.R.; Bates, S.O.; Schweiger, M.J.; Smith, D.E.

    1993-01-01

    A first-order composition variability study (CVS-I) was conducted for the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) program to preliminarily characterize the effects on key glass properties of variations i selected glass (waste and frit) components. The components selected were Si0[sub 2],B[sub 2]O[sub 3],A1[sub 2]O[sub 3], Fe[sub 2]O[sub 3], ZrO[sub 2], Na[sub 2]O,Li[sub 2]O,CaO,MgO, and Others (all remaining waste components). A glass composition region was selected for study based on the expected range of glass compositions and the results of a previous series of scoping and solubility studies. Then, a 23-glass statistically-designed mixture experiment was conducted and data obtained for viscosity, electrical conductivity, glass transition temperature, thermal expansion, crystallinity, and durability [Materials Characterization Center (MCC-1) 28-day leach test and the 7-day Product Consistency Test (PCT)]. These data were modeled using first-order functions of composition, and the models were used to investigate the effects of the components on glass and melt properties. The CVS-I data and models will also be used to support the second-order composition variability study (CVS-II).

  14. Liquid phase sintering of BaTiO/sub 3/ by boric oxide (B/sub 2/O/sub 3/) and lead borate (PbB/sub 2/O/sub 4/) glasses and its effect on dielectric strength and dielectric constant

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    Sarkar, S.K.; Sharma, M.L. (National Physical Lab., New Delhi (India))

    1989-07-01

    A systematic study on liquid phase sintering of barium titanate ceramics with low melting glasses has been done. Liquid phase sintering of barium titanate with low melting glasses has the potential of reducing the sintering temperature of barium titanate and avoiding the use of expensive metals, (Pt, Pd etc) as electrodes in multilayer capacitors. As regards the effect of this technique on dielectric properties, dielectric strengths is found to increase from and dielectric constant is found to decrease.

  15. Triplet state in photosystem II reaction centers as studied by 130 GHz EPR

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    Pashenko, S.V.; Proskuryakov, I.I.; Germano, M.; Gorkom, H.J. van; Gast, P

    2003-11-01

    The triplet state in the reaction centers of photosystem II was studied by high-field/high-frequency (130 GHz) EPR in the temperature range 50-90 K. At 50 K, the zero-field splitting parameters of the EPR spectrum correspond well to those of a chlorophyll monomer, in agreement with earlier studies. In the high magnetic field of 4.6 T employed in this study, the g-anisotropy of the triplet state becomes apparent and leads to a shift of the canonical positions of the triplet EPR spectrum. Assuming that triplet g- and zero-field tensors are coaxial, the principal values of the triplet g-tensor are determined to be 2.00324, 2.00306 and 2.00231 with an error of {+-}0.00004. Lifting this assumption results in higher g-anisotropy. At higher temperatures, the shape of the spectra changes significantly. Triplet excitation hopping involving the accessory chlorophyll B{sub A} and P{sub A} or P{sub B} (equivalents of the special pair bacteriochlorophylls of the bacterial reaction centers) can partially explain those changes, but the most prominent features indicate that also the electron acceptor I{sub A} (a pheophytin molecule) must be involved.

  16. Effects of boron addition on the formation of MoSi{sub 2} by combustion synthesis mode

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    Feng Peizhong, E-mail: fengroad@163.co [School of Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116 (China) and School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116 (China); Wu Jie [School of Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116 (China); Islam, S.H. [Department of Metallurgical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, University Road, Karachi 75270 (Pakistan); Liu Weisheng; Niu Jinan; Wang Xiaohong; Qiang Yinghuai [School of Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116 (China)

    2010-04-02

    The combustion synthesis behavior of Mo-Si-B powder was investigated. Test specimens with nominal compositions including MoSi{sub 2}, Mo(Si{sub 0.975}B{sub 0.025}){sub 2}, Mo(Si{sub 0.95}B{sub 0.05}){sub 2}, Mo(Si{sub 0.925}B{sub 0.075}){sub 2} and Mo(Si{sub 0.9}B{sub 0.1}){sub 2} were employed. The combustion mode, propagation velocity of combustion wave, combustion temperature and combustion product structure were studied. The results showed that the combustion wave propagated along a spiral trajectory till reaching the bottom of the compacts. The combustion temperature was increased by the addition of boron, to as high as 1922 K in the case of the Mo(Si{sub 0.95}B{sub 0.05}){sub 2} sample. However, the flame-front propagation velocity decreased as a result of the addition of boron. The X-ray diffraction results showed that the combustion products of the Mo(Si{sub 0.975}B{sub 0.025}){sub 2} and Mo(Si{sub 0.9}B{sub 0.1}){sub 2} samples were composed of MoSi{sub 2} with minor MoB. Those of the Mo(Si{sub 0.95}B{sub 0.05}){sub 2} and Mo(Si{sub 0.925}B{sub 0.075}){sub 2} samples were composed of MoSi{sub 2} with minor MoB and MoB{sub 2}. And traces of Mo{sub 2}B{sub 5} were identified in the Mo(Si{sub 0.95}B{sub 0.05}){sub 2} sample.

  17. High pressure structural behavior of YGa{sub 2}: A combined experimental and theoretical study

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    Sekar, M., E-mail: sekarm@igcar.gov.in [Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102, Tamil Nadu (India); Shekar, N.V. Chandra [Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102, Tamil Nadu (India); Babu, R. [Chemical Group@, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102, Tamil Nadu (India); Sahu, P. Ch. [Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102, Tamil Nadu (India); Sinha, A.K.; Upadhyay, Anuj; Singh, M.N. [Indus Synchrotron Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology, Indore-452013 (India); Babu, K. Ramesh; Appalakondaiah, S.; Vaitheeswaran, G. [Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500046, Telangana (India); Kanchana, V. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailaram-502 205, Telangana (India)

    2015-03-15

    High pressure structural stability studies were carried out on YGa{sub 2} (AlB{sub 2} type structure at NTP, space group P6/mmm) up to a pressure of ~35 GPa using both laboratory based rotating anode and synchrotron X-ray sources. An isostructural transition with reduced c/a ratio, was observed at ~6 GPa and above ~17.5 GPa, the compound transformed to orthorhombic structure. Bulk modulus B{sub 0} for the parent and high pressure phases were estimated using Birch–Murnaghan and modified Birch–Murnaghan equation of state. Electronic structure calculations based on projector augmented wave method confirms the experimentally observed two high pressure structural transitions. The calculations also reveal that the ‘Ga’ networks remains as two dimensional in the high pressure isostructural phase, whereas the orthorhombic phase involves three dimensional networks of ‘Ga’ atoms interconnected by strong covalent bonds. - Graphical abstract: High pressure X-ray diffraction patterns of YGa{sub 2} up to ~35 GPa shows an isostructural phase transition at ~5 GPa and transition to an orthorhombic structure ~14 GPa. - Highlights: • High pressure structural stability studies were carried out on YGa{sub 2} up to 35 GPa. • An isostructural transition with reduced c/a ratio was observed above 6 GPa. • Above 17.5 GPa, the compound transformed to orthorhombic structure. • PAW based electronic structure calculations have been carried out. • Calculations confirm the experimentally observed structural transitions.

  18. Pre-conceptual design study on K-DEMO ceramic breeder blanket

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    Park, Jong Sung, E-mail: jspark@nfri.re.kr [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Kwon, Sungjin; Im, Kihak; Kim, Keeman [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Brown, Thomas; Neilson, George [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States)

    2015-11-15

    A pre-conceptual design study has been carried out for the Korean fusion demonstration reactor (K-DEMO) tokamak featured by high magnetic field (B{sub T0} = 7.4 T), R = 6.8 m, a = 2.1 m, and a steady-state operation. The design concepts of the K-DEMO blanket system considering the cooling in-vessel components with pressurized water and a solid pebble breeder are described herein. The structure of the K-DEMO blanket is toroidally subdivided into 16 inboard and 32 outboard sectors, in order to allow the vertical maintenance. Each blanket module is composed of plasma-facing first wall, layers of breeding parts, shielding and manifolds. A ceramic breeder using Li{sub 4}SiO{sub 4} pebbles with Be{sub 12}Ti as neuron multiplier is employed for study. MCNP neutronic simulations and thermo-hydraulic analyses are interactively performed in order to satisfy two key aspects: achieving a global Tritium Breeding Ratio (TBR) >1.05 and operating within the maximum allowable temperature ranges of materials.

  19. A Neutronic Feasibility Study of an OPR-1000 Core Design with Boron-bearing Fuel

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    Lee, Kyung Hoon; Park, Sang Yoon; Lee, Chung Chan; Yang, Yong Sik [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    In Westinghouse plants, boron is mainly used as a form of the integral fuel burnable absorber (IFBA) with a thin coating of zirconium diboride (ZrB{sub 2}) or wet annular burnable absorber (WABA) with a hollow Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}+B{sub 4}C pellet. In OPR-1000, on the other hand, gadolinia is currently employed as a form of an admixture which consists of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} of 6∼8 w/o and UO{sub 2} of natural uranium. Recently, boron-bearing UO{sub 2} fuel (BBF) with the high density of greater than 94%TD has been developed by using a low temperature sintering technique. In this paper, the feasibility of replacing conventional gadolinia-bearing UO{sub 2} fuel (GBF) in OPR-1000 with newly developed boron-bearing fuel is evaluated. Neutronic feasibility study to utilize the BBF in OPR-1000 core has been performed. The results show that the OPR-1000 core design with the BBF is feasible and promising in neutronic aspects. Therefore, the use of the BBF in OPR-1000 can reduce the dependency on the rare material such as gadolinium. However, the burnout of the {sup 10}B isotope results in helium gas, so fuel performance related study with respect to helium generation is needed.

  20. B(s) properties at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; /Cantabria U., Santander

    2005-11-01

    The Tevatron collider at Fermilab provides a very rich environment for the study B{sub s} mesons. In this paper they show a few selected topics from the CDF and D0 collaborations, giving special attention to the B{sub s} Mixing analyses. This note corresponds to the proceedings of the Hadron Collider Physics 2005 conference.

  1. Concentration effect of Sm{sup 3+} ions in B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–PbO–PbF{sub 2}–Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZnO glasses – Structural and luminescence investigations

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    Arunkumar, S.; Marimuthu, K., E-mail: mari_ram2000@yahoo.com

    2013-07-15

    Graphical abstract: -- Highlights: •δ and revel the ionic nature and the Same decreases with Sm{sup 3+} ion content. •Higher Ω{sub 4} revels the higher rigidity and higher covalency around the Sm{sup 3+} ion site. •τ{sub exp} decreases with increase in Sm{sup 3+} ion due to energy transfer between Sm{sup 3+} ions. •Energy transfer between the Sm{sup 3+}–Sm{sup 3+} ion site is due to dipole–dipole interaction. •0.5SmPbFB glass possesses higher A, β{sub R} and xτ{sub R}, potential for laser applications. -- Abstract: Concentration dependent spectroscopic properties of Sm{sup 3+} ions are investigated in the prepared xSm:PbFB lead fluorobororate glasses with the composition (40 − x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 20PbO + 16PbF{sub 2} + 12Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 12ZnO + xSm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 wt.%). Surface morphological analysis and structural behaviors of the prepared glasses have been explored through SEM, EDX, XRD, FTIR and Raman spectral analysis. The amorphous nature of the prepared glasses have been confirmed through XRD spectral analysis. The presence of BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4}, B–O–B and Pb/Bi–O–B vibrational stretching units in the prepared glasses are confirmed through FTIR and Raman spectral analysis. The optical characterizations were carried out using UV–vis–NIR absorption, luminescence spectra and decay curves of the present glasses. The calculated bonding parameter (β{sup ¯} and δ) values reveal the ionic nature of the Sm–O bond in the prepared glasses. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters, Ω{sub λ}, were evaluated from the measured oscillator strength of the various absorption bands to study the bonding environment around the Sm{sup 3+} ions in the prepared glasses. From the JO intensity parameters and emission spectral measurements, the radiative properties such as stimulated emission cross-section (σ{sub P}{sup E}), branching ratio (β{sub R}) and radiative lifetime (τ{sub R}) for the {sup 6}H

  2. Studies of transition states and radicals by negative ion photodetachment

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    Metz, R.B.

    1991-12-01

    Negative ion photodetachment is a versatile tool for the production and study of transient neutral species such as reaction intermediates and free radicals. Photodetachment of the stable XHY{sup {minus}} anion provides a direct spectroscopic probe of the transition state region of the potential energy surface for the neutral hydrogen transfer reaction X + HY {yields} XH + Y, where X and Y are halogen atoms. The technique is especially sensitive to resonances, which occur at a specific energy, but the spectra also show features due to direct scattering. We have used collinear adiabatic simulations of the photoelectron spectra to evaluate trail potential energy surfaces for the biomolecular reactions and have extended the adiabatic approach to three dimensions and used it to evaluate empirical potential energy surfaces for the I + Hl and Br + HI reactions. In addition, we have derived an empirical, collinear potential energy surface for the Br + HBr reaction that reproduces our experimental results and have extended this surface to three dimensions. Photodetachment of a negative ion can be also used to study neutral free radicals. We have studied the vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of CH{sub 2}NO{sub 2} by photoelectron spectroscopy of CH{sub 2}NO{sub 2}{sup {minus}}, determining the electron affinity of CH{sub 2}NO{sub 2}, gaining insight on the bonding of the {sup 2}B{sub 1} ground state and observing the {sup 2}A{sub 2} excited state for the first time. Negative ion photodetachment also provides a novel and versatile source of mass-selected, jet-cooled free radicals. We have studied the photodissociation of CH{sub 2}NO{sub 2} at 270, 235, and 208 nm, obtaining information on the dissociation products by measuring the kinetic energy release in the photodissociation.

  3. Studies of thermal energy confinement scaling in PDX plasmas: D/sup 0/. -->. H/sup +/ limiter discharges

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    Kaye, S.M.; Goldston, R.J.; Bell, M.; Bol, K.; Bitter, M.; Fonck, R.; Grek, B.; Hawryluk, R.J.; Johnson, D.; Kaita, R.

    1984-06-01

    Experiments were performed on the PDX tokamak to study plasma heating and ..beta.. scaling with higher power, near-perpendicular neutral beam injection. The data taken during these experiments were analyzed using a time-dependent data interpretation code (TRANSP) to study the transport and thermal confinement scaling over a wide range of plasma parameters. This study focuses on results from experiments with D/sup 0/ injection into H/sup +/ plasmas using graphite rail limiters, a = 40 to 44 cm, R = 143 cm, I/sub p/ = 200 to 480 kA, B/sub T/ = 0.7 to 2.2 T, and typically anti n/sub e/ = 2.5 to 4.2 x 10/sup 13/ cm/sup -3/. The results of this study indicate that for both ohmic and neutral beam heated discharges the energy flow out of the plasma is dominated by anomalous electron losses, attributed to electron thermal conduction. The ion conduction losses are well described to electron thermal conduction. The ion conduction losses are well described by neoclassical theory; however, the total ion loss influences the power balance significantly only at high toroidal fields and high plasma currents.

  4. A study of the photodegradation of leukotriene B sub 4 by ultraviolet irradiation (UVB, UVA)

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    Millar, B.; Green, C.; Ferguson, J.; Raffle, E.J.; Macleod, T.M. (Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee (UK))

    1989-02-01

    In view of the presence of the polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) chemoattractant Leukotriene B{sub 4} (LTB{sub 4}) in surface scale of the psoriatic lesion and the known therapeutic effect of phototherapy in psoriasis, the photostability of LTB{sub 4} was investigated. LTB{sub 4} was irradiated with UVB (290-320 nm) from 100-1500 mJ cm{sup -2} and UVA (320-400 nm) from 5-40 J cm{sup -2}. Topical application of UVB irradiated LTB{sub 4} to forearm skin of normal volunteers showed marked reduction in cutaneous erythema, paralleled by reduced transepidermal PMN migration compared with sites of application of unirradiated and UVA irradiated LTB{sub 4}. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) demonstrated a dose-dependent photodegradation of LTB{sub 4} by UVB irradiation. UVA irradiation produced no such effect. The wavelengths responsible lie within the absorption spectrum of LTB{sub 4}. In vitro chemotaxis studies, using an under agarose technique, showed a statistically significant reduction in the migration of PMN from psoriatic and non-psoriatic subjects to the UVB irradiated LTB{sub 4} compared with unirradiated LTB{sub 4}, whilst UVA irradiated LTB{sub 4} produced a normal PMN chemotactic response. (author).

  5. Moessbauer study of the cubic Laves phase intermetallic compound TmFe/sub 2/

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    Bleaney, B.; Bowden, G.J.; Cadogan, J.M. (New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Physics); Day, R.K.; Dunlop, J.B. (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Lindfield (Australia). Div. of Applied Physics)

    1982-04-01

    The results of a /sup 169/Tm and /sup 57/Fe Moessbauer study of the cubic Laves compound TmFe/sub 2/ over the temperature range 1.3-550 K are presented and discussed. The new results are used, in conjunction with existing NMR, Moessbauer and magnetic anisotropy data for TmFe/sub 2/ and Tm metal, to deduce a value of Psub(4f) 536 +- 14 MHz for the saturation value of the first excited state of the /sup 169/Tm nucleus. Estimates are also given for the exchange field ..mu..sub(B)Bsub(ex)(T = O K)/ksub(B) = 153 +- 3 K acting on the Tm/sup 3 +/ ion in TmFe/sub 2/, the quadrupole moment of the I = 3/2 state of the /sup 169/Tm nucleus. Q = -1.36 +- 0.11 b, and the lattice contribution to the nuclear quadrupole interaction in Tm metal, Psub(c) = -54.8 +- 5 MHz (for Q = -1.20 +- 0.07 b) and Psub(c) = -61 +- 8 MHz (for Q = -1.36 +- 0.11 b). In addition estimates are given for the various transferred and parent hyperfine fields in TmFe.

  6. Development of in vitro models for cellular and molecular studies in toxicology and chemoprevention

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    Mace, K.; Offord, E.A.; Harris, C.C.; Pfeifer, A.M.A. [Nestle Research Center, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    1998-12-31

    Many natural dietary phytochemicals found compounds found in fruits, vegetables, spices and tea have been shown in recent years to be protective against cancer in various animal models. In the light of the potential impact of these compounds on human health it is important to elucidate the mechanisms involved. We therefore developed and characterized relevant in vitro models using immortalized human epithelial cell lines derived from target tissues in carcinogenesis, such as lung, liver and colon. Assays were established, allowing the evaluation of the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of various procarcinogens, including nitrosamines, mycotoxins and heterocyclic amines on these metabolically-competent human epithelial cell lines. These cellular models appeared to be a useful tool to study the capacity of certain food components to block the initiation stage of carcinogenesis. The ability of carnosol and carnosic acid from rosemary as well as the synthetic dithiolethione, oltipraz, to block the formation of DNA adducts, and their effects on the expression of phase I and phase II enzymes was investigated. We have observed that both rosemary extracts and oltiprax inhibited benzo(a)pyrene- or aflatoxin B{sub 1}-induced DNA adduct formation by strongly inhibiting CYP{sub 450} activities and inducing the expression of glutathione S-transferase. These results in human cell models give some insight into the different mechanisms involved in the chemopreventive action of both natural and synthetic compounds in relation to phase I and phase II enzymes. (orig.)

  7. A comparative study of the attenuation of reactor thermal neutrons in different types of concrete

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    Bashiter, I.I. [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt). Dept. of Physics; El-Sayed Abdo, A.; Makarious, A.S. [Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo (Egypt). Nuclear Research Centre

    1996-05-20

    This study was carried out to assess the distribution of thermal neutrons emitted directly from the core of the ET-RR-1 reactor in ordinary concrete, ilmenite concrete and ilmenite-limonite concrete shields. Measurements were carried out by using a direct beam and a cadmium filtered beam of reactor neutrons. The neutron dose distributions were measured using Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Mn thermoluminescent dosimeters. The data obtained show that ilmenite concrete is better for slow and thermal neutron attenuation than both ordinary and ilmenite-limonite concrete. Also it was concluded that thermal neutrons emitted directly from the reactor core are highly absorbed within the first few centimeters of each type of concrete. The thickness of ilmenite concrete required to attenuate the doses of neutrons to a certain value along the beam axis for a direct reactor beam estimated to be about 75 and 57% of the shield thickness made from ordinary and ilmenite-limonite concretes, respectively. Empirical formulae were derived to calculate the neutron dose distribution in ordinary, ilmenite and ilmenite-limonite concrete shields both along and perpendicular to the beam axis for both the direct reactor neutrons and the reactor thermal neutrons. (author).

  8. Interaction in LaB/sub 6/-M/sup 5/B/sub 2/

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    Ordan' yan, S.S.; Nikolaeva, E.E.; Kozlovskij, L.V. (Leningradskij Tekhnologicheskij Inst. (USSR))

    1984-11-01

    Results of investigation into interaction in LaB/sub 6/-MB/sub 2/(M-V, Nb, Ta) systems are presented. State diagrams of LaB/sub 6/-MB/sub 2/ systems, characterized by eutectic presence and the absence of registered component solubility were plotted on the base of data on X-ray diffraction and metallographic analyses, determination of temperatures of melting initiation, measurement of microhardness of phase components.

  9. Studies on the oxygen precipitation in highly boron doped silicon; Untersuchungen zur Sauerstoffausscheidung in hoch bordotiertem Silicium

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    Zschorsch, Markus

    2007-12-14

    The aim of this thesis was the getting of new knowledge on the elucidation of the oxygen precipitation in highly doped silicon. In the study of the early phases of the oxygen precipitation boron-oxygen complexes and their kinetics could be indirectly detected. These arise already during the cooling of the crystal and can be destroyed by subsequent temperature processes. The formation of the here as BO assumed species during the cooling after the silicon crystal fabrication could be numerically reproduced. Furthermore the study of early precipitation phases by means of neutron small angle scattering a maximum of the oxygen precipitation at {rho}=9 m{omega}cm. It could be shown that the decreasing of this at increasing boron concentration can be most probably reduced to boron precipitations. Furthermore it could be shown that after a tempering time of 24 hours at 700 C in silicon with {rho}=9 m{omega}cm platelet-shaped precipitates form. By the study of the precipitate growth could be shown that also in this phase the oxygen precipitation in silicon is strongest with a specific resistance of {rho}=9 m{omega}cm. By means of FTIR spectroscopy a new absorption band at a wave number of 1038 cm{sup -1} was found, which could be assigned to a boron species. By different experiments it is considered as probable that at this species it deals with BI respectively B{sub 2}I complexes.

  10. Controlled and selective placement of boron subphthalocyanines on either chain end of polymers synthesized by nitroxide mediated polymerization

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    Benoît H. Lessard

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In previous studies, we synthesized the first organic light emitting diode (OLED using boron subphthalocyanines (BsubPcs based polymers. When designing new polymer materials for organic electronic applications such as OLEDs or organic photovoltaic (OPV devices it is important to consider not only the contribution of each monomer but also the polymer chain ends. In this paper we establish a post-polymerization strategy to couple BsubPcs onto either the α- or the ω-chain end using chemically selective BsubPc derivatives. We outline how the chain ends of two representative polymers, poly(styrene (PS and poly(n-butylacrylate (BA, synthesized by nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP, using BlocBuilder-MA as the initiating species, can be chemically modified by the incorporation of BsubPc chromophores. The addition of the BsubPc chromophore was confirmed through the use of a photodiode array detector (PDA connected in-line with a gel permeation chromatography (GPC setup. These findings represent the first reported method for the controlled and selective placement of a BsubPc chromophores on either end of a polymer produced by NMP. This strategy will therefore be utilized to make next generation BsubPc polymers for OLEDs and OPV devices. The extremely high molar extinction coefficient of BsubPc also make these polymers ideally suited for dye-labelling of polymers.

  11. Decays of J/psi (3100) to baryon final states

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    Eaton, M.W.

    1982-05-01

    We present results for the decays of psi(3100) into baryon and hyperon final states. The sample studied here consists of 1.3 million produced psi decays. The decays into nonstrange baryons agree well with currently established results, but with better statistics. In addition, significant resonance formation in multibody final states is observed. The decay psi ..-->.. anti pp..gamma.., the first direct photon decay of the psi involving baryons in the final state, is presented and the theoretical implications of the decays are briefly explored. Several new decays of the psi involving strange baryons are explored, including the first observations of three body final states involving hyperons. The I-spin symmetry of the strong decay psi ..-->.. baryons has clearly been observed. The reduced matrix elements for psi ..-->.. B anti B are presented for final states of different SU(3) content. The B/sub 8/ anti B/sub 8/ results are in excellent agreement with the psi being an SU(3) singlet as are the results for psi ..-->.. B/sub 10/ anti B/sub 10/. We present the first evidence for the SU(3) violating decays of the type psi ..-->.. B/sub 8/ anti B/sub 10/ + c.c.. Angular distributions for psi ..-->.. B/sub 8/ anti B/sub 8/ are presented and compared with theoretical predictions. Statistics are limited, but the data tends to prefer other than a 1 + Cos/sup 2/theta distribution.

  12. Structural and acoustical studies of lead sodium borate glasses

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    Saddeek, Yasser B. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut P.O. 71452 (Egypt)], E-mail: ysaddeek@gmail.com

    2009-01-07

    Glasses in the system Na{sub 2-2x}B{sub 4-4x}Pb{sub x}O{sub 7-6x}, 0 {<=} x {<=} 0.8, have been prepared by the melt quenching technique. Elastic properties and Debye temperature have been investigated using sound velocity measurements at 4 MHz. The ultrasonic parameters along with the IR spectroscopic studies have been employed to study the role of PbO on the structure of Na{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} glass. The density, the molar volume, and the ultrasonic parameters of these samples have been found to be compositional dependent. The results indicate that PbO acts as a network modifier in the range 0 {<=} x {<=} 0.4, while beyound x = 0.4, PbO acts as a network former which affects the diborate units that mainly consist the strong borate network. These results are interpreted in terms of the IR analysis that indicates the transformation of the structural units BO{sub 3} into BO{sub 4}, the increase in the number of non-bridging oxygen atoms, and the substitution of longer Pb-O bond length, in place of shorter B-O bond. The observed compositional dependence of the elastic moduli is interpreted in terms of the effect of PbO on the boron-coordination number of the glass structure and to the relatively large electron-phonon anharmonic interactions. A good correlation was observed between the experimentally determined elastic moduli and those computed according to Makishima-Mackenzie model.

  13. Essential and toxic element concentrations in blood and urine and their associations with diet: Results from a Norwegian population study including high-consumers of seafood and game

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    Birgisdottir, B.E.; Knutsen, H.K.; Haugen, M.; Gjelstad, I.M. [Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway); Jenssen, M.T.S. [Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo (Norway); Ellingsen, D.G.; Thomassen, Y. [National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo (Norway); Alexander, J. [Office of the Director-General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway); Meltzer, H.M. [Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway); Brantsæter, A.L., E-mail: Anne.Lise.Brantsaeter@fhi.no [Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway)

    2013-10-01

    The first aim of the study was to evaluate calculated dietary intake and concentrations measured in blood or urine of essential and toxic elements in relation to nutritional and toxicological reference values. The second aim was to identify patterns of the element concentrations in blood and urine and to identify possible dietary determinants of the concentrations of these elements. Adults with a known high consumption of environmental contaminants (n = 111), and a random sample of controls (n = 76) answered a validated food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Complete data on biological measures were available for 179 individuals. Blood and urine samples were analyzed for selenium, iodine, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead. Principal component analysis was used to identify underlying patterns of correlated blood and urine concentrations. The calculated intakes of selenium, iodine, inorganic arsenic and mercury were within guideline levels. For cadmium 24% of the high consumer group and 8% of the control group had intakes above the tolerable weekly intake. Concentrations of lead in blood exceeded the bench-mark dose lower confidence limits for some participants. However, overall, the examined exposures did not give rise to nutritional or toxicological concerns. Game consumption was associated with lead in blood (B{sub ln} 0.021; 95%CI:0.010, 0.031) and wine consumption. Seafood consumption was associated with urinary cadmium in non-smokers (B{sub ln} 0.009; 95%CI:0.003, 0.015). A novel finding was a distinct pattern of positively associated biological markers, comprising iodine, selenium, arsenic and mercury (eigenvalue 3.8), reflecting seafood intake (B 0.007; 95%CI:0.004, 0.010). The study clearly demonstrates the significance of seafood as a source of both essential nutrients and toxic elements simultaneously and shows that exposure to various essential and toxic elements can be intertwined. - Highlights: • A study on interplay and sources of six different

  14. A computational study of adenine, uracil, and cytosine adsorption upon AlN and BN nano-cages

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    Baei, Mohammad T. [Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr Branch, Azadshahr, Golestan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Taghartapeh, Mohammad Ramezani [Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Lemeski, E. Tazikeh [Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Soltani, Alireza, E-mail: alireza.soltani46@yahoo.com [Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-07-01

    Density-functional theory calculations are used to investigate the interaction of Al{sub 12}N{sub 12} and B{sub 12}N{sub 12} clusters with the adenine (A), uracil (U), and cytosine (C) molecules. The current calculations demonstrate that these hybrid adsorbent materials are able to adsorb the adenine, uracil, and cytosine molecules through exothermic processes. Our theoretical results reveal improvement in the adsorption of adenine, uracil, and cytosine on Al{sub 12}N{sub 12} and B{sub 12}N{sub 12}. It is observed that B{sub 12}N{sub 12} is highly sensitive to adenine, uracil, and cytosine compared with Al{sub 12}N{sub 12} to serve as a biochemical sensor.

  15. Structural studies of some phospho-borate glasses using ultrasonic pulse-echo technique, DSC and IR spectroscopy

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    Gaafar, M.S., E-mail: mohamed_s_gaafar@hotmail.co [Ultrasonic Laboratory, National Institute for Standards, Tersa Street, P.O. Box 136, El-Haram, El-Giza 12211 (Egypt); Afifi, H.A. [Ultrasonic Laboratory, National Institute for Standards, Tersa Street, P.O. Box 136, El-Haram, El-Giza 12211 (Egypt); Mekawy, M.M. [Thermometry Laboratory, National Institute for Standards, Tersa Street, P.O. Box 136, El-Haram, El-Giza 12211 (Egypt)

    2009-06-01

    Glasses in the system (95-x) [0.25 Na{sub 2}O-0.75 B{sub 2}O{sub 3}]-x P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-5 Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} (0<=x<=15 mol%), have been prepared by the melt quenching technique. Elastic properties and FT-IR spectroscopic studies have been employed to study the role of P{sub 2}O{sub 5} on the structure of the glass system. Elastic properties Poisson's ratio, micro-hardness and Debye temperature have been investigated using sound wave velocity measurements at 4 MHz (both longitudinal and shear) at room temperature. The results showed that the density and the molar volume increase as both sound velocities and the determined glass transition temperatures decrease with increasing the contents of P{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Infrared spectra of the glasses reveal that the borate network consists of diborate units and is affected by the increase in the concentration of P{sub 2}O{sub 5} content as a second network former. These results are interpreted in terms of the replacement of the diborate units with B-O-B bridges by phosphate units with non-bridging oxygens (NBOs). Therefore, the elastic moduli are observed to decrease with the increase in P{sub 2}O{sub 5} content.

  16. Effect of titanium ion substitution in the barium hexaferrite studied by Moessbauer spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

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    Quiroz, Pamela, E-mail: pamela.quiroz-penaranda@tu-ilmenau.de; Halbedel, Bernd [Ilmenau University of Technology, Department of Inorganic-Nonmetallic Materials, Institute of Materials Engineering (Germany); Bustamante, Angel, E-mail: angelbd1@gmail.com [San Marcos National University, Laboratory of Ceramics and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Physical Sciences (Peru); Gonzalez, Juan C. [Materials Science Institute of Sevilla - CSIC, Surfaces Research Group-Interfaces and Thin Films (Spain)

    2011-11-15

    A series of M-type barium hexaferrite has been synthesized in a glass melt by partially substituting the Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} with TiO{sub 2} for investigation of their structure. The glass melt has the basic composition (mol%): 40 BaO + 33 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} + (27-x) Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} + x TiO{sub 2} with x = 0, 3.6, 5.4 and 7.2 mol% TiO{sub 2}. The substituted ferrites were studied by means of X-ray diffraction, Moessbauer spectroscopy and vibration sample magnetometer. X-ray diffraction studies revealed that not all samples have a single ferritic phase, a small second phase corresponding to BaTi{sub 6}O{sub 13} was also observed to form. The Moessbauer spectra changed from magnetically ordered (x = 0) to magnetically ordered with strong line broadening. Moreover, the broadening increases with TiO{sub 2} content. The Moessbauer parameters suggested that Ti{sup 4 + } occupies the 2a and 12k crystal sites, and the Ti{sup 4 + } substitution on the 2b and 4f{sub 2} site also occurs at high melt dopings. Therefore, coercivity and saturation magnetization decreased.

  17. Excited state non-adiabatic dynamics of N-methylpyrrole: A time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum dynamics study

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    Wu, Guorong [National Research Council Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, Liaoning 116023 (China); Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Neville, Simon P. [Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada); Schalk, Oliver [National Research Council Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Physics, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University, Roslagstullsbacken 21, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden); Sekikawa, Taro [Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University, Kita-13 Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan); Ashfold, Michael N. R. [School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Worth, Graham A. [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Stolow, Albert, E-mail: astolow@uottawa.ca [National Research Council Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada)

    2016-01-07

    The dynamics of N-methylpyrrole following excitation at wavelengths in the range 241.5-217.0 nm were studied using a combination of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (TRPES), ab initio quantum dynamics calculations using the multi-layer multi-configurational time-dependent Hartree method, as well as high-level photoionization cross section calculations. Excitation at 241.5 and 236.2 nm results in population of the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state, in agreement with previous studies. Excitation at 217.0 nm prepares the previously neglected B{sub 1}(π3p{sub y}) Rydberg state, followed by prompt internal conversion to the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state. In contrast with the photoinduced dynamics of pyrrole, the lifetime of the wavepacket in the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state was found to vary with excitation wavelength, decreasing by one order of magnitude upon tuning from 241.5 nm to 236.2 nm and by more than three orders of magnitude when excited at 217.0 nm. The order of magnitude difference in lifetimes measured at the longer excitation wavelengths is attributed to vibrational excitation in the A{sub 2}(πσ{sup ∗}) state, facilitating wavepacket motion around the potential barrier in the N–CH{sub 3} dissociation coordinate.

  18. 1987 Neutron and gamma personnel dosimeter intercomparison study using a D/sub 2/O-moderated /sup 252/Cf source

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    Swaja, R.E.; West, L.E.; Sims, C.S.; Welty, T.J.

    1989-05-01

    The thirteenth Personnel Dosimetry Intercomparison Study (i.e., PDIS 13) was conducted during April 1987 as a joint effort by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Dosimetry Applications Research Group and the Southwest Radiation Calibration Center at the University of Arkansas. A total of 48 organizations (34 from the US and 14 from abroad) participated in PDIS 13. Participants submitted a total of 1,113 neutron and gamma dosimeters for this mixed field study. The dosimeters were transferred by mail and were handled by experimental personnel at ORNL and the University of Arkansas. The type of neutron dosimeter and the percentage of participants submitting that type are as follows: TLD-albedo (49%), direct interaction TLD (31%), CR-39 (17%), film (3%). The type of gamma dosimeter and the percentage of participants submitting that type are as follows: Li/sub 2/B/sub 4/O/sub 7/, alone or in combination with CaSO/sub 4/, (69%), /sup 7/LiF (28%), natural LiF (3%). Radiation exposures in PDIS 13 were limited to 0.5 and 1.5 mSv from /sup 252/Cf moderated by 15-cm of D/sub 2/O. Traditional exposures using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) were not possible due to the fact that all reactors at ORNL, including the HPRR, were shutdown by order of the Department of Energy at the time the intercomparison was performed. Planned exposures using a /sup 238/PuBe source were negated by a faulty timing mechanism. Based on accuracy and precision, direct interaction TLD dosimeters exhibited the best performance in PDIS 13 neutron measurements. They were followed, in order of best performance, by CR-39, TLD albedo, and film. The Li/sub 2/B/sub 4/O/sub 7/ type TLD dosimeters exhibited the best performance in PDIS 13 gamma measurements. They were followed by natural LiF, /sup 7/LiF, and film. 12 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

  19. High current and low q{sub 95} scenario studies for FAST in the view of ITER and DEMO

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    Calabrò, G., E-mail: giuseppe.calabro@enea.it [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65-I-00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Crisanti, F.; Ramogida, G. [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65-I-00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Mantica, P.; Baiocchi, B. [Istituto di Fisica del Plasma ‘P.Caldirola’, Associazione Euratom-ENEA-CNR, Milano (Italy); Cucchiaro, A.; Frosi, P.; Fusco, V. [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65-I-00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Liu, Y. [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Mastrostefano, S.; Villone, F. [Associazione EURATOM/ENEA/CREATE, DIEI, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (Italy); Vlad, G. [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65-I-00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Fresa, R. [Associazione Euratom-ENEA-CREATE, DIFA-Univ. della Basilicata, Via dell’Ateneo Lucano, 10 I-85100 Potenza (Italy)

    2013-10-15

    The Fusion Advanced Study Torus (FAST) has been proposed as a possible European satellite, in view of ITER and DEMO, in order to: (a) explore plasma wall interaction in reactor relevant conditions, (b) test tools and scenarios for safe and reliable tokamak operation up to the border of stability, and (c) address fusion plasmas with a significant population of fast particles. A new FAST scenario has been designed focusing on low-q operation, at plasma current I{sub P} = 10 MA, toroidal field B{sub T} = 8.5 T, with a q{sub 95} ≈ 2.3 that would correspond to I{sub P} ≈ 20 MA in ITER. The flat-top of the discharge can last a couple of seconds (i.e. half the diffusive resistive time and twice the energy confinement time), and is limited by the heating of the toroidal field coils. A preliminary evaluation of the end-of-pulse temperatures and of the electromagnetic forces acting on the central solenoid pack and poloidal field coils has been performed. Moreover, a VDE plasma disruption has been simulated and the maximum total vertical force applied on the vacuum vessel has been estimated.

  20. EM-21 HIGHER WASTE LOADING GLASSES FOR ENHANCED DOE HIGH-LEVEL WASTE MELTER THROUGHPUT STUDIES - 10194

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    Raszewski, F.; Peeler, D.; Edwards, T.

    2009-11-18

    Supplemental validation data has been generated that will be used to determine the applicability of the current Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) liquidus temperature (T{sub L}) model to expanded DWPF glass regions of interest based on higher waste loadings. For those study glasses which had very close compositional overlap with the model development and/or model validation ranges (except TiO{sub 2} and MgO concentrations), there was very little difference in the predicted and measured TL values, even though the TiO{sub 2} contents were above the 2 wt% upper limit. The results indicate that the current T{sub L} model is applicable in these compositional regions. As the compositional overlap between the model validation ranges diverged from the target glass compositions, the T{sub L} data suggest that the model under-predicted the measured values. These discrepancies imply that there are individual oxides or their combinations that were outside of the model development and/or validation range over which the model was previously assessed. These oxides include B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, SiO{sub 2}, MnO, TiO{sub 2} and/or their combinations. More data is required to fill in these anticipated DWPF compositional regions so that the model coefficients could be refit to account for these differences.

  1. Spectral hole burning studies of photosystem II

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    Chang, H.C.

    1995-11-01

    Low temperature absorption and hole burning spectroscopies were applied to the D1-D2-cyt b{sub 559} and the CP47 and CP43 antenna protein complexes of Photosystem H from higher plants. Low temperature transient and persistent hole-burning data and theoretical calculations on the kinetics and temperature dependence of the P680 hole profile are presented and provide convincing support for the linker model. Implicit in the linker model is that the 684-nm-absorbing Chl a serve to shuttle energy from the proximal antenna complex to reaction center. The stoichiometry of isolated Photosystem H Reaction Center (PSII RC) in several different preparations is also discussed. The additional Chl a are due to 684-nm-absorbing Chl a, some contamination by the CP47 complex, and non-native Chl a absorbing near 670 nm. In the CP47 protein complex, attention is focused on the lower energy chlorophyll a Q{sub y}-states. High pressure hole-burning studies of PSII RC revealed for the first time a strong pressure effect on the primary electron transfer dynamics. The 4.2 K lifetime of P680*, the primary donor state, increases from 2.0 ps to 7.0 ps as pressure increases from 0.1 to 267 MPa. Importantly, this effect is irreversible (plastic) while the pressure induced effect on the low temperature absorption and non-line narrowed P680 hole spectra are reversible (elastic). Nonadiabatic rate expressions, which take into account the distribution of energy gap values, are used to estimate the linear pressure shift of the acceptor state energy for both the superexchange and two-step mechanisms for primary charge separation. It was found that the pressure dependence could be explained with a linear pressure shift of {approximately} 1 cm{sup -1}/MPa in magnitude for the acceptor state. The results point to the marriage of hole burning and high pressures as having considerable potential for the study of primary transport dynamics in reaction centers and antenna complexes.

  2. Radiation environment simulations at the Tevatron, studies of the beam profile and measurement of the Bc meson mass

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    Nicolas, Ludovic Y. [Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)

    2005-09-01

    The description of a computer simulation of the CDF detector at Fermilab and the adjacent accelerator parts is detailed, with MARS calculations of the radiation background in various elements of the model due to the collision of beams and machine-related losses. Three components of beam halo formation are simulated for the determination of the principal source of radiation background in CDF due to beam losses. The effect of a collimator as a protection for the detector is studied. The simulation results are compared with data taken by a CDF group. Studies of a 150 GeV Tevatron proton beam are performed to investigate the transverse diffusion growth and distribution. A technique of collimator scan is used to scrape the beam under various experimental conditions, and computer programs are written for the beam reconstruction. An average beam halo growth speed is given and the potential of beam tail reconstruction using the collimator scan is evaluated. A particle physics analysis is conducted in order to detect the Bc → J/Ψπ decay signal with the CDF Run II detector in 360 pb-1 of data. The cut variables and an optimization method to determine their values are presented along with a criterion for the detection threshold of the signal. The mass of the B{sub c} meson is measured with an evaluation of the significance of the signal.

  3. Spectroscopic studies of neutral and chemically oxidized species of β-carotene, lycopene and norbixin in CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}: Fluorescence from intermediate compounds

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    Alwis, D.D.D.H [Department of Chemistry, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala (Sri Lanka); Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda (Sri Lanka); Chandrika, U.G. [Department of Biochemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda (Sri Lanka); Jayaweera, P.M., E-mail: pradeep@sjp.ac.lk [Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda (Sri Lanka)

    2015-02-15

    Radical cations, dications and oxidized intermediate species of three carotenoids, namely, β-carotene, lycopene and norbixin, were generated in CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} solutions via chemical oxidation using anhydrous FeCl{sub 3}. UV–vis, fluorescence and fluorescence-excitation spectroscopic studies were performed to understand and compare the nature of intermediate species generated during the chemical oxidation process and subsequent degradation. The intense emission observed at 550 nm can be assigned to the S{sub 2}→S{sub 0} (1{sup 1}B{sub u}→1{sup 1}A{sub g}) transition of the carotenoid molecules. The 350 nm excitation during the oxidation process for β-carotene, lycopene and norbixin exhibit intense fluorescence peaks at 492 nm, 493 nm and 500 nm, respectively. These peaks are assigned to intermediate peroxy/epoxy compounds of the three molecules that are formed with molecular oxygen prior to the formation of oxidized short-chain stable compounds. - Highlights: • Fluorescence and UV–vis studies on β-carotene, lycopene and norbixin. • Oxidation, induced by FeCl{sub 3} in CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} shows blue shifted fluorescence peaks. • Fluorescence peaks were assigned to intermediate peroxy/epoxy forms of carotenoids. • The D0→D3 transition of radical cations are observed in the near IR region.

  4. Role of Mo in the local configuration and structure stabilization of amorphous steels, a Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer study

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    Pineda, E., E-mail: eloi.pineda@upc.edu [Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, ESAB, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Esteve Terradas 8, 08860 Castelldefels (Spain); Bruna, P. [Departament de Fisica Aplicada, EPSC, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Avda. del Canal Olimpic s/n, 08860 Castelldefels (Spain); Serrano, J. [Departament de Fisica Aplicada, EPSC, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Avda. del Canal Olimpic s/n, 08860 Castelldefels (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Catalonia (Spain); Torrens-Serra, J. [Grup de Nanomaterials i Microsistemes, Departament de Fisica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Edifici Cc, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Crespo, D. [Departament de Fisica Aplicada, EPSC, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Avda. del Canal Olimpic s/n, 08860 Castelldefels (Spain)

    2011-06-15

    Highlights: > Mo substitution of Fe atoms stabilizes structure in amorphous steels. > Moessbauer spectroscopy evidences two distinct Fe atoms environments in the amorphous structure of the Mo containing glassy alloys. > Structural relaxation before crystallization produces homogenization of the Fe environments reducing population of sites with low hyperfine fields. - Abstract: Amorphous steels are promising materials with potential structural applications. The glass-forming ability (GFA) and mechanical properties of metallic glasses are intimately related to the local structure. In Fe-based alloys, Cr and Mo content seem to play a key role in stabilizing the amorphous atomic-level structure. Here we present a study on the effects of changing Mo content in Fe{sub 72-x}C{sub 7}Si{sub 3.3}B{sub 5.5}P{sub 8.7}Cr{sub 2.3}Al{sub 2}Mo{sub x} amorphous steels. We study the local structure of these alloys by Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer spectroscopy. The results show how the amorphous phase evolves from a ferromagnetic Fe-rich structure to a structure with predominance of paramagnetic environments with the increase of Mo content. The changes in the distribution of magnetic environments cannot be attributed only to the Fe-Mo substitution but to a change of local configuration in the amorphous phase.

  5. Decay study of {sup 246}Fm at SHIP

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    Venhart, M. [Comenius University, Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Bratislava (Slovakia); Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Bratislava (Slovakia); Hessberger, F.P.; Ackermann, D.; Heinz, S.; Kindler, B.; Kojouharov, I.; Lommel, B.; Mann, R. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Antalic, S.; Saro, S. [Comenius University, Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Bratislava (Slovakia); Gray-Jones, C.; Herzberg, R.D.; Papadakis, P. [University of Liverpool, Department of Physics, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Greenlees, P.T.; Ketelhut, S.; Leino, M. [University of Jyvaeskylae, Department of Physics, Jyvaeskylae (Finland); Hofmann, S. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Goethe-Universitaet, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Rostron, D. [Goethe-Universitaet, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Rudolph, D. [Lund University, Department of Physics, Lund (Sweden); Sulignano, B. [CEA Saclay, DAPNIA/SPhN, Gif/Yvette Cedex (France)

    2011-02-15

    The decay chain of {sup 246}Fm has been investigated employing the SHIP separator at GSI Darmstadt. The {sup 246}Fm nuclei were produced via the {sup 40}Ar({sup 208}Pb, 2n){sup 246}Fm fusion-evaporation reaction. Improved values of the half-life, T{sub 1/2} = 1.54(4) s, and of the spontaneous fission branching ratio, b{sub SF} = 0.068(6), of {sup 246}Fm were obtained. The {beta}{sup +} /electron capture branching ratio, b{sub EC} = 0.39(3), of {sup 242}Cf was deduced. Possible structures of high-K states in {sup 246}Fm are discussed within the framework of a model calculation based on the Woods-Saxon potential. (orig.)

  6. Soft X-ray emission studies of biomaterials

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    Kurmaev, E.Z. E-mail: kurmaev@ifmlrs.uran.ru; Werner, J.P.; Moewes, A.; Chiuzbaian, S.; Bach, M.; Ching, W.-Y.; Motozaki, W.; Otsuka, T.; Matsuya, S.; Endo, K.; Neumann, M

    2004-07-01

    Soft X-ray fluorescence measurements are used to characterize three groups of biomaterials: Vitamin B{sub 12} and derivatives, antioxidants (aspirin and paracetamol), and human teeth. We show that the chemical bonding in Vitamin B{sub 12} is characterized by the strong Co-C bond and the relatively weak Co-N bond. The Co-C bond in cyanocobalamin is found to be stronger than that of methylcobalamin leading to their different biological activity. The chemical bonding of paracetamol and aspirin is characterized by the formation of oxygen lone-pair {pi}-orbitals, which can neutralize free radicals and therefore be related to antioxidant activity of these compounds. Carbon K{alpha} emission spectra of a caries lesion suggest that the CaCO{sub 3} like phase exists in sound enamel and that a selective loss of carbonate occurs during the early stages of a caries attack.

  7. The T2 phase in the Nb-Si-B system studied by ab initio calculations and synchrotron X-ray diffraction

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    Joubert, J.-M., E-mail: jean-marc.joubert@icmpe.cnrs.fr [Chimie Metallurgique des Terres Rares, Institut de Chimie et des Materiaux Paris-Est, CNRS, Universite Paris-Est, UMR 7182, 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, F-94320 Thiais, France. (France); Colinet, C. [Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes, Grenoble INP, UJF, CNRS, 38402 Saint Martin d' Heres Cedex (France); Rodrigues, G. [Laboratorio de Materiais e Metalurgia, Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal de Itajuba, Av. BPS 1303, 37500-903 Itajuba-MG (Brazil); Mestrado Profissional em Materiais, Centro Universitario de Volta Redonda, Av. Paulo Erlei Alves Abrantes 1325, 27240-560 Volta Redonda-RJ (Brazil); Suzuki, P.A.; Nunes, C.A. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Posta 116, 12600-970 Lorena-SP (Brazil); Coelho, G.C. [Mestrado Profissional em Materiais, Centro Universitario de Volta Redonda, Av. Paulo Erlei Alves Abrantes 1325, 27240-560 Volta Redonda-RJ (Brazil); Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Posta 116, 12600-970 Lorena-SP (Brazil); Tedenac, J.-C. [Institut de Chimie Moleculaire et des Materiaux I.C.G., UMR-CNRS 5253, Universite Montpellier II, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 (France)

    2012-06-15

    The solid solution based on Nb{sub 5}Si{sub 3} (Cr{sub 5}B{sub 3} structure type, D8{sub l}, tI32, I4/mcm, No140, a=6.5767 A, c=11.8967 A) in the Nb-Si-B system was studied from the structural and thermodynamic point of view both experimentally and by ab initio calculations. Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray synchrotron data allowed to determine the boron to silicon substitution mechanism and the structural parameters. Ab initio calculations of different ordered compounds and selected disordered alloys allowed to obtain in addition to the enthalpy of formation of the solution, substitution mechanism and structural parameters which are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. The stability of the phase is discussed. - Graphial abstract: Valence-charge electron localization function in the z=0 plane of the D8{sub l} structure for the ordered compound Nb{sub 5}SiB{sub 2}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Coupling between ab initio data and experimental results from synchrotron powder diffraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Excellent agreement between the two techniques for the site occupancies and internal coordinates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Explanation of the phase stability up to Nb{sub 5}SiB{sub 2}.

  8. FY1995 study on the low energy reaction of Si surface with halogen atoms and positive and negative ions; 1995 nendo harogen genshi, sei/fu ion to Si hyomen hanno no teisonshoka kenkyu

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    For the damageless fabrication of nanometer-electronics devices, low energy and damage-free surface reactions have been investigated as follows. (1) Negative ion etching of silicon has been investigated in SF{sub 6} and Cl{sub 2} plasma. (2) To establish the self-limiting reaction process which is necessary to realize the atomically layer-by-layer etching, the initial reaction of fluorine (F) atoms and F{sub 2} molecules with hydrogen (H)-terminated Si (111) has been studied. In both SF{sub 6} and Cl{sub 2} plasma etching, the etching reactivity of negative ions was proved to be higher than those of positive ions, since negative ions are atomical like the radical. A notch-free etching of n+ poly-silicon with 0.3{mu}m L and S pattern was successfully obtained by an alternative irradiation of positive and negative ions in SF{sub 6} plasma. For SiO{sub 2} and other oxide etching with negative ions the high rate was observed but not with high selectivity. Negative ion-assisted Si oxidation was found to be one order faster than radical and thermal oxidations. Based on the ATR and XPS measurements, F atom/H-terminated Si(111) surface reaction has been revealed. First F radicals penetrates just underneath of the Si-H bond, generating the B{sub 2} peak. Further exposure appear the B{sub 3} peak which arises from the bonding of a F atom with a Si-H bond at the five-coordination state. However, more exposure of F atoms caused higher order SiF{sub x}(x=l,2,3) products. Hence, F{sub 2} gas which was less reactive than F atoms was investigated. It was found out that the exposure of 5 % F{sub 2}/He to H-terminated Si (111) reached a plateau value at 5{sub x}10{sup 5} L where terminated H atoms quite disappeared. The SiF monolayer corresponded exactly to an atomic layer of Si(111) was formed. This indicates that the self-limiting process for the Si/F system has been realized first. (NEDO)

  9. Reflector and Shield Material Properties for Project Prometheus

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    J. Nash

    2005-11-02

    This letter provides updated reflector and shield preliminary material property information to support reactor design efforts. The information provided herein supersedes the applicable portions of Revision 1 to the Space Power Program Preliminary Reactor Design Basis (Reference (a)). This letter partially answers the request in Reference (b) to provide unirradiated and irradiated material properties for beryllium, beryllium oxide, isotopically enriched boron carbide ({sup 11}B{sub 4}C) and lithium hydride. With the exception of {sup 11}B{sub 4}C, the information is provided in Attachments 1 and 2. At the time of issuance of this document, {sup 11}B{sub 4}C had not been studied.

  10. Bs Mixing at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.

    2006-04-01

    The Tevatron collider at Fermilab provides a very rich environment for the study of B{sub s} mesons. B{sub s} Mixing is the most important analysis within the B Physics program of both experiments. In this paper they summarize the most recent results on this topic from both D0 and CDF experiments. There were very important updates in both experiments after his last talk, hence the organizers warmly recommended me to include the latest available results on B{sub s} mixing, instead of what he presents there.

  11. Applications of differential scanning calorimetry to the study of thermal energy storage

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    Cantor, S.

    1977-01-01

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a versatile tool for investigating the behavior of materials that store energy by melting or by undergoing solid-state transitions. Heating scans measure the enthalpy that can be stored and cooling scans yield the enthalpy that may be recovered from the material. Exotherms also provide information about supercooling. The automatic and rapid thermal cycling features of the instrument system can be used to greatly accelerate thermal decomposition that may arise from the daily duty cycle of the storage medium. These chemical reactions as well as those with containment or with substances added to improve performance can be detected from changes in the thermal spectra. In this study, DSC methods were applied to sodium sulfate decahydrate, paraffin wax, urea, and phthalimide. For Na/sub 2/SO/sub 4/.10H/sub 2/O, DSC measurements showed a decrease in heat of fusion with thermal cycling and, also, considerable supercooling; with added Na/sub 2/B/sub 4/O/sub 7/.10H/sub 2/O (borax), supercooling was greatly lessened but not entirely eliminated. Paraffin wax did not supercool nor were there any indications that thermal cycling or contact with aluminum degraded its thermal performance. Urea, when thermally cycled, decreased in melting point and in heat of fusion; this compound also supercooled about 50/sup 0/ in DSC experiments. Phthalimide, C/sub 6/H/sub 4/(CO)/sub 2/NH, did not decompose when thermally cycled through its melting point, but it did exhibit marked supercooling. However, lesser supercooling of urea and phthalimide in test-tube scale experiments suggests that supercooling derived from DSC should be applied with caution. For phthalimide, the enthalpy of fusion, determined in this study, equalled 48.1 cal/g.

  12. Study of selective heating at ion cyclotron resonance for the plasma separation process

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    Compant La Fontaine, A. [Direction du Cycle du Combustible/Departement des Procedes d` Enrichissement, Service de Physique, d` Experimentation et d` Analyse, Commissariat a l` Energie Atomique, Centre d` Etudes de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Pashkovsky, V.G. [Molecular Physics Institute, RRC Kurchatov Institute 123182, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-01

    The plasma separation process by ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) is studied both theoretically and experimentally on two devices: the first one called ERIC (Ion Cyclotron Resonance Experiment) at Saclay (France) [P. Louvet, {ital Proceedings} {ital of} {ital the} 2{ital nd} {ital Workshop} {ital on} {ital Separation} {ital Phenomena} {ital in} {ital Liquids} {ital and} {ital Gases}, Versailles, France, 1989, edited by P. Louvet, P. Noe, and Soubbaramayer (Centre d`Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay and Cite Scientifique Parcs et Technopoles, Ile de France Sud, France, 1989), Vol. 1, p. 5] and the other one named SIRENA at the Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia [A. I. Karchevskii {ital et} {ital al}., Plasma Phys. Rep. {bold 19}, 214 (1993)]. The radio frequency (RF) transversal magnetic field is measured by a magnetic probe both in plasma and vacuum and its Fourier spectrum versus the axial wave number {ital k}{sub {ital z}} is obtained. These results are in agreement with the electromagnetic (EM) field calculation model based on resolution of Maxwell equations by a time-harmonic scheme studied here. Various axial boundary conditions models used to compute the EM field are considered. The RF magnetic field is weakly influenced by the plasma while the electric field components are strongly disturbed due to space-charge effects. In the plasma the transversal electric field is enhanced and the {ital k}{sub {ital z}} spectrum is narrower than in vacuum. The calculation of the resonant isotope heating is made by the Runge--Kutta method. The influence of ion--ion collisions, inhomogeneity of the static magnetic field {ital B}{sub 0}, and the RF transversal magnetic field component on the ion acceleration is examined. These results are successfully compared with experiments of a minor isotope {sup 44}Ca heating measurements, made with an energy analyzer. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

  13. Multiferroic properties of the PbTiOsub>3sub>/Lasub>2/3sub>Srsub>1/3sub>MnOsub>3sub> interface studied from first principles.

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    Borisov, Vladislav; Ostanin, Sergey; Mertig, Ingrid

    2017-02-27

    Magnetoelectric coupling and spin polarization at the multiferroic PbTiOsub>3sub>/Lasub>2/3sub>Srsub>1/3sub>MnOsub>3sub> (PTO/LSMO) interface is studied from first principles in view of the recent experimental observation of the tunneling magnetoresistance sign inversion in Co/PZT/LSMO tunnel junctions (D. Pantel et al., Nat. Mater. 11, 289 (2012)). Our results confirm the stabilization of the locally antiferromagnetic order in the manganite when the PTO polarization points away from the LSMO side, which changes the interface magnetization by 6.3-6.9 μsub>Bsub> per surface unit cell in agreement with previous studies. We contribute by analyzing the charge transfer from the half-metallic LSMO side which induces metallicity and local magnetic moments in the interface PTO layers. This results in either p- or n-doped conductive behavior, depending on the polarization direction. Electronic correlations were determined to qualitatively change the picture for certain configurations, as far as the magnetic phase transition in the manganite and the spin character of the interface states are concerned. Most importantly, depending on the interface termination, the spin polarization of the PTO/LSMO interface is positive for one polarization state of PTO and acquires a "spin-valve" character upon the ferroelectric switching.

  14. Thermoluminescence study of Cu and Ag doped lithium tetraborate samples synthesized by water/solution assisted method

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    Thiyagarajan, S.; Kumar, S.; Vallejo, M.; Sosa, M. [Universidad de Guanajuato, Departamento de Ingenieria Fisica, 37150 Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Velusamy, J., E-mail: thiya93@gmail.com [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Apdo. Postal 1-948, Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2016-10-15

    In this paper lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) was produced by water/solution assisted synthesis method. Transition metals, such as Cu and Ag were used to dope Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} in order to enhance its thermoluminescent properties. The heating temperature parameters for synthesis were 750 degrees Celsius for 2 hours and 150 degrees Celsius for another 2 hours. The samples produced by water assisted method were doped at different doping percentage (0.08, 0.12, 0.5, 0.1 and 1%) of Cu and Ag. Pellets of samples were prepared and there were irradiated with different doses (58, 100, 500 and 945 mGy) by using and X-ray source. The characteristics of undoped and doped Li{sub 2}B-4O{sub 7} were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (Sem), photoluminescence and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The chemical composition and their morphologies of the obtained Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} and Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu, Ag was confirmed by XRD and Sem results. The most intense peak of the XRD pattern of the lithium tetraborate sample was determined by comparing to the reference data and was found to have a tetragonal structure. The thermoluminescent glow curves of the pellets exposed to different doses exhibited a clear response to X-ray irradiation. Especially Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Cu presented a good glow curve in all kind of doses. The experimental results showed that this could have good potential applications in radiation dosimetry. The order of kinetics (b), frequency factor (s) and activation energy (E) or the trapping parameters were calculated using peak shape method. (Author)

  15. Studies of accelerated compact toruses

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    Hartman, C.W.; Eddleman, J.; Hammer, J.H.

    1983-01-04

    In an earlier publication we considered acceleration of plasma rings (Compact Torus). Several possible accelerator configurations were suggested and the possibility of focusing the accelerated rings was discussed. In this paper we consider one scheme, acceleration of a ring between coaxial electrodes by a B/sub theta/ field as in a coaxial rail-gun. If the electrodes are conical, a ring accelerated towards the apex of the cone undergoes self-similar compression (focusing) during acceleration. Because the allowable acceleration force, F/sub a/ = kappaU/sub m//R where (kappa < 1), increases as R/sup -2/, the accelerating distance for conical electrodes is considerably shortened over that required for coaxial electrodes. In either case, however, since the accelerating flux can expand as the ring moves, most of the accelerating field energy can be converted into kinetic energy of the ring leading to high efficiency.

  16. Study of χ{sub b} meson production in pp collisions at √(s) = 7 and 8 TeV and observation of the decay χ{sub b} (3P) → Υ (3S)γ

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    Aaij, R. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Adeva, B. [Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Adinolfi, M. [Bristol Univ. (United Kingdom). H.H. Wills Physics Lab.; and others

    2014-10-15

    A study of χ{sub b} meson production at LHCb is performed on proton-proton collision data, corresponding to 3.0 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected at centre-of-mass energies √(s) = 7 and 8 TeV. The fraction of Υ(nS) mesons originating from χ{sub b} decays is measured as a function of the Υ transverse momentum in the rapidity range 2.0 < y{sup Υ} < 4.5. The radiative transition of the χ{sub b} (3P) meson to Υ(3S) is observed for the first time. The χ{sub b1} (3P) mass is determined to be m{sub χ{sub b{sub 1{sub ({sub 3{sub P{sub )}}}}}}} = 10 511.3 ± 1.7 ± 2.5MeV/c{sup 2}, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. (orig.)

  17. A study of the efficiency of different spectrochemical buffers applied to the uranium ore analysis; Estudio de la eficiencia de diversos reguladores espectroqimicos aplicados al analisis de minerales de uranio

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    Roca, M.; Diaz Guerra, J. P.

    1981-07-01

    A direct-reading emission spectroscopy method allowing the determination of Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Si and Ti in geological materials, that are of interest for the prospecting and recovery of uranium, is proposed. Direct-current are between graphite electrodes Is used as the excitation source. Efficiency of Ag{sub 2}O, BaCO{sub 3}, Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, CuF{sub 2}, CuO, Ga{sub 2}0{sub 3}, Ge0{sub 2}, graphite, K{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, H{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}, Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, Ni, PbS, Sb{sub 2}o{sub 4} , SrC0{sub 3}, Ti{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZnO as spectrochemical buffers has been studied. It has been inferred that through a sample dilution with Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, SrC0{sub 3} and graphite powder in the rations 1:10:10:20, respectively, the highest reduction of the matrix effects is achieved. Phosphorus determination Is better performed with PbS as spectrochemical buffer Instead of the indicated above. The action of the selected compounds Is completed by using Co, In, Li and Sr as internal standards, and, as a whole, satisfactory accuracy and reproducibility are attained. (Author) 7 refs.

  18. Structure study and properties of rare earth-rich glassed for the conditioning of nuclear waste; Etude des caracteristiques structurales et des proprietes de verres riches en terres rares destines au confinement des produits de fission et elements a vie longue

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    Bardez, I

    2004-11-15

    A new nuclear glass composition, able to immobilize highly radioactive liquid wastes from high burn-up UO{sub 2} fuel, was established and its structure studied. The composition of the selected rare earth-rich glass is (molar %): 61.79 SiO{sub 2} - 8.94 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 3.05 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 14.41 Na{sub 2}O - 6.32 CaO - 1.89 ZrO{sub 2} - 3.60 RE{sub 2}O{sub 3} (with RE = La, Ce, Pr and Nd) The aim of this study was to determine the local environment of the rare earth in this glass and also to glean information about the effect of glass composition on the rare earth neighbouring (influence of Si, B, Al, Na and Ca contents). To this end, several series of glasses, prepared from the baseline glass, were studied by different characterisation methods such as EXAFS spectroscopy at the neodymium L{sub III}-edge, optical absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and {sup 29}Si, {sup 27}Al and {sup 11}B MAS-NMR. By coupling all the results obtained, several hypotheses about the nature of the rare earth neighbouring in the glass were proposed. (author)

  19. Effects of chlorophyll and chlorophyllin on low-dose aflatoxin B1 pharmacokinetics in human volunteers: A pilot study

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    Jubert, C; Mata, J; Bench, G; Dashwood, R; Pereira, C; Tracewell, W; Turteltaub, K; Williams, D; Bailey, G

    2009-04-20

    Chlorophyll (Chla) and chlorophyllin (CHL) were shown previously to reduce carcinogen bioavailability, biomarker damage, and tumorigenicity in trout and rats. These findings were partially extended to humans (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98, 14601-14606 (2001)), where CHL reduced excretion of aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1})-DNA repair products in Chinese unavoidably exposed to dietary AFB{sub 1}. However, neither AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetics nor Chla effects were examined. We conducted a small unblinded crossover study to establish AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetic parameters in human volunteers, and to explore possible effects of CHL or Chla co-treatment on those parameters. For protocol 1, fasted subjects received an IRB-approved dose of 14C-AFB{sub 1} (30 ng, 5 nCi) by capsule with 100 ml water, followed by normal eating and drinking after hr 2. Blood and cumulative urine samples were collected over 72 hr, and {sup 14}C-AFB{sub 1} equivalents were determined by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Protocols 2 and 3 were similar except capsules also contained 150 mg of purified Chla, or CHL, respectively. All protocols were repeated 3 times for each of three volunteers. The study revealed rapid human AFB{sub 1} uptake (plasma ka 5.05 {+-} 1.10 hr-1, Tmax 1.0 hr) and urinary elimination (95% complete by 24 hr) kinetics. Chla and CHL treatment each significantly impeded AFB{sub 1} absorption and reduced Cmax and AUC's (plasma and urine) in one or more subjects. These initial results provide AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetic parameters previously unavailable for humans, and suggest that Chla or CHL co-consumption may limit the bioavailability of ingested aflatoxin in humans, as they do in animal models.

  20. Effect of x radiation on hydroperoxidase activity of rat liver microsomes

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    Platonov, A.G.; Deev, L.I.

    1979-06-01

    The effect of single exposure to total-body x radiation on hydroperoxidase activity (HPA) of rat liver microsomes and levels of cytochromes P-450 and b/sub 5/ in them were studied. Cytochrome b/sub 5/ content was measured in view of data indicative of the possible involvement of this enzyme in breaking down hydroperoxides of the microsomal fraction of the liver.

  1. $B$ mixing and lifetimes at the Tevatron

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    Gomez-Ceballos, G.; Piedra, J.

    2006-04-01

    The Tevatron collider at Fermilab provides a very rich environment for the study of b-hadrons. Both the D0 and CDF experiments have collected a sample of about 1 fb{sup -1}. they report results on three topics: b-hadron lifetimes, polarization amplitudes and the decay width difference in B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}{phi}, and B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing.

  2. B-meson spectroscopy in HQET at order 1/m

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    Bernardoni, Fabio [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany). Medizinische Fakultaet ' ' Carl Gustav Carus' ' ; Blossier, Benoit [Paris XI Univ. (France). Laboratoire de Physique Theorique; Bulava, John; Garron, Nicolas [Plymouth Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Computing and Mathematics; Della Morte, Michele [Univ. of Southern Denmark, Odense (Denmark). CP3-Origins; Univ. of Southern Denmark, Odense (Denmark). Danish IAS; Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, Valencia (Spain); CSIC, Valencia (Spain); Fritsch, Patrick [Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Physik; Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC; Gerardin, Antoine [Paris XI Univ. (France). Laboratoire de Physique Theorique; Univ. Blaise Pascal CNRS/IN2P3, Aubiere (France). Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire; Heitger, Jochen [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik 1; Hippel, Georg von [Mainz Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Simma, Hubert [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Collaboration: Alpha Collaboration

    2015-05-15

    We present a study of the B spectrum performed in the framework of Heavy Quark Effective Theory expanded to next-to-leading order in 1/m{sub b} and non-perturbative in the strong coupling. Our analyses have been performed on N{sub f}=2 lattice gauge field ensembles corresponding to three different lattice spacings and a wide range of pion masses. We obtain the B{sub s}-meson mass and hyperfine splittings of the B- and B{sub s}-mesons that are in good agreement with the experimental values and examine the mass difference m{sub B{sub s}}-m{sub B} as a further cross-check of our previous estimate of the b-quark mass. We also report on the mass splitting between the first excited state and the ground state in the B and B{sub s} systems.

  3. On current termination in rotamak discharges

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    Donaldson, N.; Euripides, P.; Jones, I.R.; Xu, S. [Flinders Univ. of South Australia, Bedford Park, SA (Australia). School of Physical Sciences

    1995-03-01

    A new series of rotamak experiments conducted in a 50 litre spherical pyrex discharge vessel is described. An analysis of the results, together with that of previous results from a smaller, 10 litre vessel, provides an explanation for the current termination phenomenon which is such a noteworthy and characteristic feature of all rotamak discharges studied to date. It is shown that the amplitude of the applied rotating magnetic field, B{sub {omega}}, has to be greater than a certain critical value, B{sub {omega}}{sup crit}, for the rotamak discharge to be maintained. Provided B{sub {omega}} {>=} B{sub {omega}}{sup crit}, the properties of the discharge are then determined by the behaviour of the circuit used to couple the RF generators to the plasma load. The conditions necessary for the production of a compact toroidal magnetic configuration are presented. (author).

  4. Formation and annealing of boron-oxygen defects in irradiated silicon and silicon-germanium n{sup +}–p structures

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    Makarenko, L. F. [Belarusian State University, Minsk (Belarus); Lastovskii, S. B.; Korshunov, F. P. [Scientific-Practical Materials Research Centre of NAS of Belarus (Belarus); Moll, M. [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Pintilie, I. [National Institute of Materials Physics, Magurele (Romania); Abrosimov, N. V. [Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin (Germany)

    2014-02-21

    New findings on the formation and annealing of interstitial boron-interstitial oxygen complex (B{sub i}O{sub i}) in p-type silicon are presented. Different types of n+−p structures irradiated with electrons and alpha-particles have been used for DLTS and MCTS studies. Electronic excitation essentially changes the formation rate of B{sub i}O{sub i}. It has been found that the increase of oxygen content slows the B{sub i}O{sub i} annealing rate down. The activation energy of the B{sub i}O{sub i} dissociation has been determined and it was found that germanium doping does not change the activation energy.

  5. Priority compositions of boron carbide crystals obtained by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis

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    Ponomarev, V. I., E-mail: ksv17@ism.ac.ru; Konovalikhin, S. V.; Kovalev, I. D.; Vershinnikov, V. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-15

    Splitting of reflections from boron carbide has been found for the first time by an X-ray diffraction study of polycrystalline mixture of boron carbide B{sub 15–x}C{sub x}, (1.5 ≤ x ≤ 3) and its magnesium derivative C{sub 4}B{sub 25}Mg{sub 1.42}. An analysis of reflection profiles shows that this splitting is due to the presence of boron carbide phases of different compositions in the sample, which are formed during crystal growth. The composition changes from B{sub 12.9}C{sub 2.1} to B{sub 12.4}C{sub 2.6}.

  6. Urine analysis for detection of cadmium-induced renal changes, with special reference to b/sub 2/-microglobulin

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    Shiroishi, K. (Toyama Inst. of Health, Japan); Kjellstrom, T.; Kubota, K.; Evrin, P.E.; Anayama, M.; Vesterberg, O.; Shimada, T.; Piscator, M.; Iwata, T.; Nishino, H.

    1977-06-01

    An analysis of total protein, ..beta../sub 2/-microglobulin, glucose, and cadmium was performed on urine samples from people with Itai-itai disease and glomerular kidney disease, as well as on samples from a reference group. Blind analyses of creatinine, protein, and cadmium performed in Japanese and Swedish laboratories correlated well, but there was a tendency toward systematic differences between the laboratories' analyses of creatinine and protein. Within the range of the samples analyzed the difference was never larger than 30%. The use of three different methods of electrophoresis of urine proteins verified that the proteinuria in Itai-itai disease is tubular. On an average, urinary ..beta../sub 2/-microglobulin excretion among Itai-itai disease patients was 100 to 300 times higher than among the reference group, whereas total protein excretion was only 7 to 17 times higher. In a group of women with different degrees of cadmium exposure urinary excretion of proteins was evaluated with qualitative determination of protein, electrophoresis, and radioimmunoassay of ..beta../sub 2/-microglobulin. At slightly elevated ..beta../sub 2/-microglobulin excretion the first two methods gave negative results and it was concluded that radioimmunoassay of ..beta../sub 2/-microglobulin in urine is a sensitive indicator of cadmium-induced proteinuria.

  7. Use of Li.sub.2[B.sub.12H.sub.12] salt to absorb water into polymers

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    Eastwood, Eric A.; Bowen, III, Daniel E.

    2016-08-30

    Methods of adjusting the properties of a composition are provided. The compositions comprise a polymer-containing matrix and a filler comprising a hygroscopic salt. Preferred such salts comprise a cage compound selected from the group consisting of borane cage compounds, carborane cage compounds, metal complexes thereof, residues thereof, mixtures thereof, and/or agglomerations thereof, where the cage compound is not covalently bound to the matrix polymer.

  8. Influence of mean grain size with ultrasonic velocity on microhardness of B{sub 4}C–Fe–Ni composite

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    Özkan, Vildan, E-mail: v.ozkan@alparslan.edu.tr [Muş Alparslan University, Physics Dept., Muş (Turkey); Sarpün, İsmail H. [Afyon Kocatepe University, Physics Dept., Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Erol, Ayhan [Afyon Kocatepe University, Technology Faculty, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Yönetken, Ahmet [Afyon Kocatepe University, Electrical Engineering Dept., Afyonkarahisar (Turkey)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •B{sub 4}C–Fe–Ni composites have been developed powder metallurgy and electroless plating technique. •Ultrasound has been used for evaluating mechanical and physical properties samples. •Hardness and compressive strength show a peak around 1000 °C due to changings in structure. •Mean grain size have effects on velocity, attenuation, hardness and compressive strength. -- Abstract: Composite samples were produced from boron carbide, iron and nickel matrix powders by using a powder metallurgy and electroless plating technique. Prepared samples were sintered at the temperature of ranging from 800 °C–1200 °C under Ar shroud. Ultrasonic velocity, ultrasonic attenuation and rate of screen heights of peaks were determined according to the pulse-echo method by using 2 MHz and 4 MHz probes. SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), compressive testing and hardness measurements were employed to characterize the properties of the samples. Ultrasonic velocity, ultrasonic attenuation and rate of screen heights of successive peaks have showed a linear relation with mean grain size of samples. The ultrasonic velocity has been correlated with the hardness and the compressive strength and sintering temperature. We see that the sharp decrease in the hardness and a rapid increase in the ultrasonic velocities versus sintering temperature are attributed to the increase in the amount of grain size.

  9. A new, peroral non-radioactive vitamin B{sub 12} absorption test compared with the Schilling test

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    Magnus, E.; Mueller, C. [Ullevaal Hospital, Dept. of Haematology and Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Oslo (Norway)

    1995-02-01

    The results of a non-radioactive, peroral absorption test have been compared with the results of the traditional Schilling test in 31 cobalamin-deficient patients. The non-radioactive test is simple to perform, is less costly than the Schilling test and seems to give reliable results. The non-radioactive test should be performed after cobalamin treatment, but not until the plasma cobalamin value has declined to below 450 pmol/l. Normal Schilling test was noted in one-third of the patients, while normal non-radioactive test was noted in only one-fifth of the patients. The results reveal some discrepancies between the two tests regarding the response to intrinsic factor. In the non-radioactive test without intrinsic factor, the great variation in values may reflect varying secretion of intrinsic factor, possibly secondary to infestation with Helicobacter pylori. `False normal` Schilling test seems to be more common than previously believed. (au) (12 refs.).

  10. Investigation of the receptor-mediated endocytosis of transcobalamin/intrinsic factor-vitamin B>12 complexes

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    Beedholm, Rasmus; Grissom, Charles B.; Fedosov, Sergey N.

    receptor structure. This receptor is suggested to be regulated by the vitamin B12 level in the cells, which is interesting in relation to cancer growth. The cellular endocytosis of TC- B12 complex by this unknown receptor is being investigated, using confocal microscopy. Fluorescently labeled B12 molecules...... (Oregon green linked to B12) have been synthesized to determine the B12 uptake level in normal and various tumour-derived cells (e.g. Hela cells from cervix epithelioid carcinoma and BN- cells from rat yolk sac sarcoma). Costaining of the B12 binders has been performed using fluorescently labelled...... secondary antibodies recognising primary antibodies against IF and TC. The data show a cell growth-regulated uptake of free fluorescent B12 but a strong inducement of uptake by TC and IF. After uptake the B12 fluorochrome colocalizes with the B12 binders. ...

  11. Raman and infrared studies of the Sharp 890 cm{sup -1} mode in organic superconductors.

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    Eldridge, J. E.; Lin, Y.; Schlueter, J. A.; Wang, H. H.; Kini, A. M.

    2000-11-28

    Raman and infrared spectra of several organic superconductors are presented, showing some unusual behaviors of a sharp line at 890 cm{sup {minus}} in both spectra. These include a frequency shift below T{sub c}, a positive deuterium isotope shift, frequency softening at low temperatures and sensitivity to lattice superstructure. It is proposed that either the ion or the neutral molecule has a distortion with a strong v{sub 60}(B{sub 3g}) mode component.

  12. The Electrochemical Behavior of Ni-base Metallic Glasses Containing Cr in H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} Solutions

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    Arab, Sanaa T. [Taibaj Univ., Madina (Saudi Arabia); Emran, Khadijah M. [King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia); Alturaif, Hamad A. [King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-08-15

    In order to develop alloy resistance in aggressive sulphat ion, the corrosion behavior of metallic glasses Ni{sub 92.3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 32}, Ni{sub 82,3}Cr{sub 7}Fe{sub 3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 3.2} and Ni{sub 75.5}Cr{sub 13}Fe{sub 4.2}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 2.8} (at %) at different concentrations of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solutions was examined by electrochemical methods and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X-ray Photoelectron Microscopy (XPS) analyses. The corrosion kinetics and passivation behavior was studied. A direct proportion was observed between the corrosion rate and acid concentration in the case of Ni{sub 92.3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 32} and Ni{sub 75.5}Cr{sub 13}Fe{sub 4.2}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 2.8} alloys. Critical concentration was observed in the case of Ni{sub 82,3}Cr{sub 7}Fe{sub 3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 3.2} alloy. The influence of the alloying element is reflected in the increasing resistance of the protective film. XPS analysis confirms that the protection film on the Ni{sub 92.3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 32} alloy was NiS which is less protective than that formed on Cr containing alloys. The corrosion rate of Ni{sub 82,3}Cr{sub 7}Fe{sub 3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 3.2} and Ni{sub 75.5}Cr{sub 13}Fe{sub 4.2}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 2.8}. alloys containing 7% and 13% Cr are 7.90-26.1Χ10{sup -3} mm/y which is lower about 43-54 times of the alloy Ni{sub 92.3}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 32} (free of Cr). The high resistance of Ni{sub 75.5}Cr{sub 13}Fe{sub 4.2}Si{sub 4.5}B{sub 2.8} alloy at the very aggressive media may due to thicker passive film of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} which hydrated to hydrated chromium oxyhydroxide.

  13. Interpretation of the vacuum ultraviolet photoabsorption spectrum of iodobenzene by ab initio computations

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    Palmer, Michael H., E-mail: m.h.palmer@ed.ac.uk; Ridley, Trevor, E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it, E-mail: plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt [School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Hoffmann, Søren Vrønning, E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it, E-mail: plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt; Jones, Nykola C., E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it, E-mail: plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt [Department of Physics and Astronomy, ISA, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Coreno, Marcello, E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it, E-mail: plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt [CNR-ISM, Montelibretti, c/o Laboratorio Elettra, Trieste (Italy); Simone, Monica de, E-mail: tr01@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, E-mail: vronning@phys.au.dk, E-mail: nykj@phys.au.dk, E-mail: marcello.coreno@elettra.eu, E-mail: desimone@iom.cnr.it, E-mail: malgorzata.biczysko@sns.it, E-mail: plimaovieira@fct.unl.pt [CNR-IOM Laboratorio TASC, Trieste (Italy); Grazioli, Cesare [CNR-IOM Laboratorio TASC, Trieste (Italy); Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste (Italy); and others

    2015-04-07

    Identification of many Rydberg states in iodobenzene, especially from the first and fourth ionization energies (IE{sub 1} and IE{sub 4}, X{sup 2}B{sub 1} and C{sup 2}B{sub 1}), has become possible using a new ultraviolet (UV) and vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) absorption spectrum, in the region 29 000-87 000 cm{sup −1} (3.60-10.79 eV), measured at room temperature with synchrotron radiation. A few Rydberg states based on IE{sub 2} (A{sup 2}A{sub 2}) were found, but those based on IE{sub 3} (B{sup 2}B{sub 2}) are undetectable. The almost complete absence of observable Rydberg states relating to IE{sub 2} and IE{sub 3} (A{sup 2}A{sub 2} and B{sup 2}B{sub 2}, respectively) is attributed to them being coupled to the near-continuum, high-energy region of Rydberg series converging on IE{sub 1}. Theoretical studies of the UV and VUV spectra used both time-dependent density functional (TDDFT) and multi-reference multi-root doubles and singles-configuration interaction methods. The theoretical adiabatic excitation energies, and their corresponding vibrational profiles, gave a satisfactory interpretation of the experimental results. The calculations indicate that the UV onset contains both 1{sup 1}B{sub 1} and 1{sup 1}B{sub 2} states with very low oscillator strength, while the 2{sup 1}B{sub 1} state was found to lie under the lowest ππ{sup ∗} 1{sup 1}A{sub 1} state. All three of these {sup 1}B{sub 1} and {sup 1}B{sub 2} states are excitations into low-lying σ{sup ∗} orbitals. The strongest VUV band near 7 eV contains two very strong ππ{sup ∗} valence states, together with other weak contributors. The lowest Rydberg 4b{sub 1}6s state (3{sup 1}B{sub 1}) is very evident as a sharp multiplet near 6 eV; its position and vibrational structure are well reproduced by the TDDFT results.

  14. Effect of addition of tartaric acid on synthesis of boron carbide powder from condensed boric acid–glycerin product

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    Tahara, Naoki; Kakiage, Masaki, E-mail: kakiage@apc.saitama-u.ac.jp; Yanase, Ikuo; Kobayashi, Hidehiko

    2013-10-05

    Highlights: •B{sub 4}C powder was synthesized from a condensed H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}-glycerin product with tartaric acid added. •A precursor consisting of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and carbon was prepared by the thermal decomposition in air. •The precursors had a three-dimensional bicontinuous B{sub 2}O{sub 3}/carbon network structure. •The dispersion state became more homogeneous and finer with the addition of tartaric acid. •The complete formation of B{sub 4}C powder was achieved at 1250 °C within a shorter heat treatment time. -- Abstract: The effect of the addition of tartaric acid on the synthesis of boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) powder from a condensed boric acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3})–glycerin product was investigated in this study. The condensed product was prepared by dehydration condensation after directly mixing equimolar amounts of H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} and glycerin with the addition of 0–50 mol% tartaric acid (based on glycerin), which was followed by thermal decomposition in air to obtain a precursor powder from which excess carbon had been eliminated. The dispersion state of the boron oxide (B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and carbon components in the precursor prepared from the condensed product with 25 mol% tartaric acid added was finer than that without tartaric acid added, in which both precursors had a three-dimensional bicontinuous B{sub 2}O{sub 3}/carbon network structure. The complete formation of crystalline B{sub 4}C powder was achieved at 1250 °C within a shorter heat treatment time for the precursor with a fine dispersion state. The synthesized B{sub 4}C powders became fine owing to the increased number of nucleation sites.

  15. Some heavy vector and tensor meson decay constants in light-front quark model

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    Geng, Chao-Qiang [Chongqing Jiaotong University, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing (China); National Tsing Hua University, Department of Physics, Hsinchu (China); National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Physics Division, Hsinchu (China); Lih, Chong-Chung [National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Physics Division, Hsinchu (China); Shu-Zen College of Medicine and Management, Department of Optometry, Kaohsiung Hsien (China); Xia, Chuanhui [Chongqing Jiaotong University, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing (China)

    2016-06-15

    We study the decay constants (f{sub M}) of the heavy vector (D{sup *}, D{sub s}{sup *}, B{sup *}, B{sub s}{sup *}, B{sub c}{sup *}) and tensor (D{sub 2}{sup *}, D{sub s2}{sup *}, B{sub 2}{sup *}, B{sub s2}{sup *}) mesons in the light-front quarkmodel.With the known pseudoscalar meson decay constants of f{sub D}, f{sub Ds}, f{sub B}, f{sub Bs}, and f{sub Bc} as the input parameters to determine the light-front meson wave functions, we obtain f{sub D{sup *},D{sub s{sup *}B{sup *}B{sub s{sup *},B{sub c{sup *}}}}} = (252.0{sub -11.6}{sup +13.8}, 318.3{sub -12.6}{sup +15.3}, 201.9{sub -41.4}{sup +43.2}, 244.2 ± 7.0, 473.4 ± 18.2) and (264.9{sub -9.5}{sup +10.2}, 330.9{sub -9.0}{sup +9.9}, 220.2{sub -46.2}{sup +49.1}, 265.7 ± 8.0, 487.6 ± 19.2) MeV with Gaussian and power-law wave functions, respectively, while we have f{sub D{sub 2{sup *},D{sub s{sub 2{sup *}B{sub 2{sup *}B{sub s{sub 2{sup *}}}}}}}} = (143.6{sub -21.8}{sup +24.9}, 209.5{sub -24.2}{sup +29.1}, 80.9{sub -27.7}{sup +33.8}, 109.7{sub -15.0}{sup +15.7}) MeV with only Gaussian wave functions. (orig.)

  16. Structural and optical studies of FeSb{sub 2} under high pressure

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    Poffo, C.M.; Souza, S.M.; Triches, D.M. [Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario Trindade, S/N, C.P. 476, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Lima, J.C. de, E-mail: fsc1jcd@fisica.ufsc.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario Trindade, S/N, C.P. 476, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Grandi, T.A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario Trindade, S/N, C.P. 476, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Polian, A.; Gauthier, M. [Physique des Milieux Denses, IMPMC, CNRS-UMR 7590, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, B115, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2012-12-15

    Nanostructured orthorhombic FeSb{sub 2} was formed along with an amorphous phase, by mechanical alloying from a mixture of Fe and Sb powders. The influence of pressure on the structural and optical properties of the material was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy (RS) up to 28.2 and 45.2 GPa, respectively. The volume fraction of the amorphous phase increased with increasing pressure. For pressures above 14.3 GPa, a tetragonal FeSb{sub 2} phase was also observed. For the orthorhombic FeSb{sub 2} phase, the pressure dependence of the volume fitted to a Birch-Murnaghan equation of state gave a bulk modulus B{sub 0}=75.5{+-}3.2 GPa, and its derivative B{sub 0}{sup Prime }=7.2{+-}0.7. For the orthorhombic FeSb{sub 2} phase, the Raman active A{sub g}{sup 2} mode was observed up to 28.3 GPa, while the B{sub 1g}{sup 2} mode was not for pressures larger than 14 GPa. For pressures above 21 GPa, the Raman active A{sub 1g} mode of a tetragonal FeSb{sub 2} phase was observed.

  17. Three-dimensional atom probe study of Fe-B-based nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials

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    Chen, Y.M. [Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Ohkubo, T. [Magnetic Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)] [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan); Ohta, M.; Yoshizawa, Y. [Materials Development Laboratory, New Business Development Center, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Kumagaya 360-0843 (Japan); Hono, K., E-mail: kazuhiro.hono@nims.go.jp [Magnetic Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)] [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)

    2009-09-15

    Solute clustering and partitioning in new Fe-B-based soft magnetic materials with high saturation magnetic flux density (B{sub s}), (Fe{sub 0.85}B{sub 0.15}){sub 100-x}Cu{sub x} (x = 0.0, 1.0, and 1.5) and Fe{sub 82.65}Cu{sub 1.35}Si{sub y}B{sub 16-y} (y = 0.0, 2.0, and 5.0) melt-spun alloys, were investigated by three-dimensional atom probe and transmission electron microscopy. Although Cu clusters form after annealing in all the samples, it was found that only the clusters of 4-6 nm can serve as heterogeneous nucleation sites for {alpha}-Fe. While annealing the Si-free alloys at 410 deg. C led to the precipitation of Fe{sub 3}B, only {alpha}-Fe nanocrystals were observed in the Si-containing alloys. Lorenz TEM observation indicated the Fe{sub 3}B particles pin magnetic domain walls. The Fe{sub 82.65}Cu{sub 1.35}Si{sub y}B{sub 16-y} alloy with y = 2.0 crystallized by annealing at 400 deg. C exhibited optimal nanocrsytal/amorphous microstructure without the precipitation of Fe{sub 3}B, which led to the lowest coercivity while keeping a high B{sub s} {approx}1.85 T.

  18. High pressure study of high-temperature superconductors

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    Souliou, Sofia-Michaela

    2014-09-29

    The current thesis studies experimentally the effect of high external pressure on high-T{sub c} superconductors. The structure and lattice dynamics of several members of the high-T{sub c} cuprate and Fe-based superconductors families were investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction under well-controlled, hydrostatic high pressure and low temperature conditions. The lattice dynamics of the high-T{sub c} superconductor YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} have been investigated systematically by Raman spectroscopy as a function of doping (x = 0.95, 0.75, 0.60, 0.55, and 0.45) and external pressure. Under ambient pressure conditions, in addition to the Raman modes expected from group theory, we observe new Raman active phonons upon cooling the underdoped samples, at temperatures well above the superconducting transition temperature. The doping dependence and the onset temperatures of the new Raman features suggest that they are associated with the incommensurate charge density wave (CDW) state recently discovered in underdoped cuprates using synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques. Under high pressure conditions (from 2 to 12 GPa), our Raman measurements on highly ordered underdoped YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.55} samples do not show any of the new Raman phonons seen at ambient pressure. High pressure and low temperature Raman measurements have been performed on the underdoped superconductor YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}. A clear renormalization of some of the Raman phonons is seen below T{sub c} as a result of the changes in the phonon self-energy upon the opening of the superconducting gap, with the most prominent one being that of the B{sub 1g}-like buckling phonon mode. The amplitude of this renormalization strongly increases with pressure, resembling the effect of hole doping in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x}. At ∝ 10 GPa, the system undergoes a reversible pressure-induced structural phase transition to a non-centrosymmmetric structure (space group

  19. Developement of a same-side kaon tagging algorithm of B^0_s decays for measuring delta m_s at CDF II

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    Menzemer, Stephanie; /Heidelberg U.

    2006-06-01

    The authors developed a Same-Side Kaon Tagging algorithm to determine the production flavor of B{sub s}{sup 0} mesons. Until the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing frequency is clearly observed the performance of the Same-Side Kaon Tagging algorithm can not be measured on data but has to be determined on Monte Carlo simulation. Data and Monte Carlo agreement has been evaluated for both the B{sub s}{sup 0} and the high statistics B{sup +} and B{sup 0} modes. Extensive systematic studies were performed to quantify potential discrepancies between data and Monte Carlo. The final optimized tagging algorithm exploits the particle identification capability of the CDF II detector. it achieves a tagging performance of {epsilon}D{sup 2} = 4.0{sub -1.2}{sup +0.9} on the B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -} {pi}{sup +} sample. The Same-Side Kaon Tagging algorithm presented here has been applied to the ongoing B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing analysis, and has provided a factor of 3-4 increase in the effective statistical size of the sample. This improvement results in the first direct measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing frequency.

  20. Comparative study of radiation shielding parameters for bismuth borate glasses

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    Kaundal, Rajinder Singh, E-mail: rajinder_apd@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab (India)

    2016-07-15

    Melt and quench technique was used for the preparation of glassy samples of the composition x Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3-}(1-x) B{sub 2}O{sub 3} where x= .05 to .040. XCOM computer program is used for the evaluation of gamma-ray shielding parameters of the prepared glass samples. Further the values of mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic number and half value layer for the glassy samples have been calculated in the energy range from 1KeV to 100GeV. Rigidity of the glass samples have been analyzed by molar volume of the prepared glass samples. (author)

  1. Effect of Mg/B{sub 2}O{sub 3} molar ratio and furnace temperature on the phase evaluation and morphology of SiC–B{sub 4}C nanocomposite prepared by MASHS method

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    Roghani, Hamed [Semiconductor Department, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Tayebifard, Seyed Ali, E-mail: a_tayebifard@yahoo.com [Semiconductor Department, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kazemzadeh, Asghar [Semiconductor Department, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nikzad, Leila [Ceramic Department, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-07-01

    In this study, SiC–B{sub 4}C nanocomposite has been synthesized in situ successfully by Mechanical activated combustion synthesis method (MASHS). Initially Si, C, B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Mg powders as raw materials were weighed according to different molar ratio of Mg to B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. In next step theses materials were milled in a planetary mill under Ar atmosphere. The synthesis step was performed in a tube furnace equipped with controlled atmosphere system. The different furnace temperature was investigated on the phase synthesis and morphology of the products. The specimens in the various steps were studied by XRD analysis for evaluation of the phase compositions and calculation of the average crystallite size of them. The morphology of synthesized products was investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM&TEM). The final product contains main phases MgO, B{sub 4}C and SiC. Also, In this sample byproducts were characterized such as Mg{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Mg{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 5} and remaining carbon. XRD pattern of synthesized sample showed the considerable effect of increasing Mg to B{sub 2}O{sub 3} molar ratio on reducing the amount of Mg{sub 3}B{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Mg{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 5} and remaining carbon. SiC–B{sub 4}C composite was synthesized with more homogenous morphology by reducing the furnace temperature from 1000 to 900 °C, but reduction of temperature up to 800 °C give rise to uncompleted reaction whereas some unreacted Si remains. Average crystallite sizes of optimal sample were calculated 10.5 and 8 nm for SiC and B{sub 4}C respectively. These values are consisted of the TEM results somehow while grain size was less than 70 nm. Also SEM observation showed fine grains with sizes falling in the nanometer range. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • Composite prepared by combustion synthesis method in system of Si, C, B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Mg. • More than stoichiometric Mg/B{sub 2}O{sub 3

  2. Study of crotoxin mechanism of action to mammary carcinomas and evaluation of its potential as a radiopharmaceutical; Estudo do mecanismo de acao da crotoxina em tumores mamarios e avaliacao do seu potenctial radiofarmaceutico

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    Silveira, Marina Bicalho

    2010-07-01

    Crotoxin, the main component of Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom, has been studied since 1938. It is a natural polypeptidic complex with pharmacological potential because of its antitumoral properties which has attracted great interest for diagnosis and therapy of oncological diseases. However, Crotoxin mechanism of action and sites of specific interaction on tumor cells are still misunderstood. Breast cancer is the second most frequent type in the world and the most common cancer in women. About 30 to 60% of mammary tumors overexpress epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a transmembrane protein related to cell proliferation. Since literature has reported that Crotoxin antitumoral effect is more potent on cells with EGFR overexpression the objectives of this work were to evaluate Crotoxin cytotoxic effects on mammary tumor cells human breast carcinoma (MCF-7) and Ehrlich tumor cells (murine ascitics carcinoma), and to investigate the specific molecular interaction of Crotoxin on Ehrlich tumor cells. Initially, Crotoxin was radiolabelled with iodine-125 ({sup 125}I-Crotoxin) and iodine-131 ({sup 131}I-Crotoxin). Saturation and competition assay were carried out to characterize Crotoxin in vitro interaction; Crotoxin biodistribution studies and singlephoton emission computed tomography (SPECT) of mice bearing Ehrlich tumor have been evaluated to describe in vivo interaction. Our results showed that Crotoxin presented cytotoxic effect against Ehrlich with DL{sub 50} in vitro (concentration of compound which is lethal for 50% of cells) of about one micromolar, but did not present significant effect against MCF-7. Morphological alterations characteristic of apoptosis suggests programmed cell death. {sup 125}I-Crotoxin interaction with Ehrlich tumor cells was saturable with approximately 70% specificity, and presented K{sub d}=24.98 nmol/L and B{sub max}=16,570 sites/cell for low affinity binding sites and K{sub d}=0.06 nmol/L and B{sub max}=210 sites

  3. Electron microscopy study of direct laser deposited IN718

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    Ding, R.G., E-mail: r.ding@bham.ac.uk [School of Metallurgy and Materials, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Huang, Z.W.; Li, H.Y. [School of Metallurgy and Materials, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Mitchell, I.; Baxter, G. [Rolls-Royce plc., Derby DE24 8BJ (United Kingdom); Bowen, P. [School of Metallurgy and Materials, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Ki