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  1. X-ray properties and interface study of B{sub 4}C/Mo and B{sub 4}C/Mo{sub 2}C periodic multilayers

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    Choueikani, F. [Univ Paris Sud, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d' Optique, CNRS, Palaiseau Cedex (France); Synchrotron SOLEIL, L' Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP48, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Bridou, F.; Meltchakov, E.; Delmotte, F. [Univ Paris Sud, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d' Optique, CNRS, Palaiseau Cedex (France); Lagarde, B.; Polack, F.; Mercere, P. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, L' Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP48, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2013-04-15

    We present a comparative study of B{sub 4}C/Mo and B{sub 4}C/Mo{sub 2}C periodic multilayer structures deposited by magnetron sputtering. The characterization was performed by grazing incidence X-ray reflectometry at two different energies and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The experimental results indicate the existence of an interdiffusion layer at the B{sub 4}C-on-Mo interface in the B{sub 4}C/Mo system. Thus, the B{sub 4}C/Mo multilayers were modeled by an asymmetric structure with three layers in each period. The thickness of B{sub 4}C-on-Mo interfacial layer was estimated about 1.1 nm. The B{sub 4}C/Mo{sub 2}C multilayers present less interdiffusion and are well modeled by a symmetric structure without interfacial layers. This study shows that B{sub 4}C/Mo{sub 2}C structure is an interesting alternative to B{sub 4}C/Mo multilayer for X-ray optic applications. (orig.)

  2. Reactions of B/sub 12r/ with aliphatic free radicals: a pulse-radiolysis study

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    The spectra of the intermediates formed in the reactions of B/sub 12r/ with the free radicals Br2-., CO2-., .CH2C(CH3)2OH, .C(CH3)2OH, . CH2CHO, and .CH(OH)CH2OH are reported. The results indicate that Br2-. oxidizes B/sub 12r/ to B/sub 12a/, via an inner-sphere mechanism, and CO2- . reduces B/sub 12r/ to B/sub 12s/. All the aliphatic free radicals studied, .R, react with B/sub 12r/, yielding as the first product a pseudocoenzyme denoted Co/sup III/-R. Co/sup III/-CH2C(CH3)2OH is stable for over a second in the pH range 3 to 10 as is Co/sup III/-CH2CHO. The latter compound hydrolyzes in acid solutions to yield B/sub 12a/ and CH3CHO. Co/sup III/-C(CH3)2OH and Co/sup III/-CH(OH)CH2OH decompose heterolytically to yield mainly B/sub 12s/; a side reaction that probably yields Co/sup III/-H via a β-hydride shift is also observed. The kinetics of decomposition of Co/sup III/-CH(OH)CH2OH in neutral solutions are reported. No water elimination from the latter intermediate occurs. The reasons for the latter observation are discussed. 6 figures

  3. Pulse radiolytic study of the oxidation of vitamin B/sub 12r/ by dibromide ions

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    Pulse Radiolytic Study of the Oxidation of Vitamin B/sub 12r/ by Dibromide Ions Solutions for pulse radiolysis contained the desired concentration of vitamin B/sub 12r/ and sodium bromide in water and were saturated with nitrous oxide. The conclusions from the study are the following: (a) the reaction of the dibromide ion with B/sub 12r/ proceeds by an inner sphere mechanism, as has been established by direct for some metal complexes including aqueous solutions of iron2+, cobalt2+, and chromium 2+, and nitrilotriacetic acid solutions of cobalt2+ and manganese2+, and organic nickel complexes, (b) the rate constants and concentrations are such that the second step of the reaction proceeds as Br2-. + [Co(II)] → Br- + Br-[Co(III)], (c) the aquation rate of bromocob(III)alamin can be verified by a completely independent method. 1 figure, 1 table

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Positron annihilation study of Fesub(1-x)-Bsub(x) crystalline binary system

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    The Fesub(1-x)-Bsub(x) system with x=0, 0.025, 0.099, 0.150, 0.185, 0.307, 0.333, 0.500 and 1.00 was studied by measuring positron angular correlation and Doppler broadening of annihilation γ-line energy. The dependence of the h parameter indicates a tendency for a preferred annihilation of positron at a B atomic site in the concentration range x <= 0.333. The S parameter obtained from the energy distribution of the annihilation line gives the same conclusion as does the dependence of the h parameter. (author)

  7. 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.

  8. Study of the B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup *+} decays with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, G. [CPPM, Aix-Marseille Univ. et CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France); Abbott, B. [Oklahoma Univ., Norman, OK (United States). Homer L. Dodge Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Abdallah, J. [Academia Sinica, Taipei (China). Inst. of Physics; Collaboration: ATLAS Collaboration; and others

    2016-01-15

    The decays B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{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 +}(γπ{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/ψ D{sub s}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup *+}, and the transverse polarisation fraction in B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup *+} decay are measured. The transverse polarisation fraction is determined to be Γ{sub ±±}(B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{sub s}{sup *+})/Γ(B{sub c}{sup +} → J/ψ D{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 {sub *}{sub +}}}}/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 {sub *}{sub +}}}}/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. (orig.)

  9. 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)

  10. Comparative study of thermal stability and crystallization kinetics of 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} and 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30PbO glasses

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    Shaaban, Essam R., E-mail: esam_ramadan2008@yahoo.co [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Qassium University, Buridah 51452 (Saudia Arabia) and Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, P.O. Box 71452, Assiut (Egypt)

    2011-02-01

    Glasses with compositions 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} and 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30PbO have been prepared and studied by differential thermal analysis (DTA). The crystallization kinetics of the glasses were investigated under non-isothermal conditions. From the dependence of glass-transition temperature (T{sub g}) on heating rate, the activation energy for the glass transition was derived. Similarly the activation energy of the crystallization process was determined. Thermal stability of these glasses were achieved in terms of the characteristic temperatures, such as glass-transition temperature, T{sub g}, onset temperature of crystallization, T{sub in}, temperature corresponding to the maximum crystallization rate, T{sub p}, beside the kinetic parameters, K(T{sub g}) and K(T{sub p}). The results revealed that 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30PbO is more stable than 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The crystallization mechanism is characterized for both 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} and 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30PbO glasses (kinetic exponent n=2.06 for 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and n=3.03 for 70B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-30PbO). The phases at which the glass crystallizes after the thermal process were identified by X-ray diffraction.

  11. 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.

  12. Moessbauer study of the phase distribution of Fe{sub 78-x}Al{sub x}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} powder

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    Jesus, D.R. de E-mail: denis@macbeth.if.usp.br; Partiti, C.S.M

    2001-05-01

    In this work, by using X-ray diffraction, magnetization and Moessbauer measurements, magnetic and structural properties of Fe{sub 78-x}Al{sub x}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} (x=10, 20, 30) have been studied. These three sets of specimens in nominal composition Fe{sub 78-x}Al{sub x}Si{sub 9}B{sub 13} were produced by mechanically processing blended Fe, Al, B and Si powders, using different times in the range from 2 up to 300 h. Moessbauer spectra show a strong line broadening and were fitted by considering Gaussian distributions of hyperfine fields. The crystalline phase present in the spectra was identified as {alpha}-Fe. Magnetic hyperfine data are discussed in conjunction with X-ray diffraction and magnetic measurements.

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

  15. Bsub(d)0 transitions in N = 1 supergravity

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    We study experimental tests for current N = 1 supergravity models in the B0-anti B0 system, stemming from flavor-changing couplings between gluinos, quarks and squarks. For light gluinos Bsub(d)0-anti Bsub(d)0 mixing is large, contrarily to the SU(3)sub(c)xSU(2)xU(1) prediction. Present and future colliders could observe a rate for μ+μ+/μ+μ- as high as 25% for certain mass ranges where m sub(b tilde, s tilde) 0 -> PHIKsub(s), reaching a ratio r = Br(Bsub(d) -> PHIKsub(s))/Br(Bsub(d) -> PSIKsub(s)) >= 1 in opposition to the SU(3)sub(c)xSU(2)xU(1) value 10-2 -1 due to the ordinary penguin mechanism. The bound on m sub(q tilde)4/m sub(g tilde) recently claimed by Goldberg is discussed. (orig.)

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Atomistic study on the site preference and lattice vibration of Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} (T=Al and Ge)

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    Cheng, Hai-Xia [Institute of Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Wang, Xiao-Xu [Institute of Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Department of Materials Engineering, National Ping Tung University of Technology and Science, Ping-Tung 91201, Taiwan (China); Hu, Yao-Wen [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, Guo-Hua; Shen, Jiang [Institute of Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Qian, Ping, E-mail: qianpinghu@sohu.com [Institute of Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Chen, Nan-Xian [Institute of Applied Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2015-04-15

    The effects of the Y substitution for Gd on the structural stability and the site preference of intermetallics Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} (T=Al and Ge) are studied by using a series of interatomic pair potentials. The calculated results show Y can stabilize Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} with the tetragonal structure, and Y substitute for Gd with a strong preference for the 2b sites. The calculated lattice parameters are in good agreement with the experimental data. Furthermore, the total and partial phonon densities of states are evaluated for the Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} compounds with the tetragonal structure. A qualitative analysis is carried out with the relevant potentials for the vibrational modes, which makes it possible to predict some properties related to lattice vibration. - Graphical abstract: The lattice cell of Gd{sub 3}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} consists of 92 atoms, or two Gd{sub 3}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} formula units, with fourteen distinct kinds of site. Rare-earth atoms occupy 2b and 4d sites, Co atoms occupy the Co1(2c), Co2(8i1), Co3(8i2), Co4(8i3), Co5(8j1), Co6(8j2) and Co7(16k), T atoms occupy the T(8i) sites, and B atoms occupy the B1(2c1), B2(2c2), B3(8i) and B4(8j) sites. - Highlights: • The application of the pair potentials obtained from lattice-inversion method. • The lattice vibrations for Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} (T=Ge and Al) are first evaluated. • The Y atoms should prefer the 2b site of Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} compounds. • The total and partial phonon densities of states are evaluated for the Gd{sub 3−x}Y{sub x}Co{sub 29}T{sub 4}B{sub 10} compounds with the tetragonal structure. • A qualitative analysis is carried out with the relevant potentials for the vibrational modes.

  19. Spectroscopic studies on the molecular interaction between salicylic acid and riboflavin (B{sub 2}) in micellar solution

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    Bhattar, S.L.; Kolekar, G.B. [Fluorescence Spectroscopy Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur-416 004, Maharashtra (India); Patil, S.R., E-mail: srp_fsl@rediffmail.co [Fluorescence Spectroscopy Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur-416 004, Maharashtra (India)

    2010-03-15

    The interaction between salicylic acid (SA) and riboflavin (RF) was studied by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in micellar solution. The riboflavin strongly quenches the intrinsic fluorescence of SA by radiative energy transfer. The extent of energy transfer in sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) micellar solution of different concentration is quantified from the energy transfer efficiency data. It is seen that the energy transfer is more efficient in the micellar solution. The critical energy transfer distance (R{sub 0}) was determined from which the mean distance between SA and RF molecules was calculated. The quenching was found to fit into Stern-Volmer relation. The results on variation of Stern-Volmer constant (K{sub sv}) with quencher concentration obtained at different temperatures suggested the formation of complex between SA and RF. The association constant of complex formation was estimated and found to decrease with temperature. The values of thermodynamic parameters DELTAH, DELTAG and DELTAS at different temperatures were estimated and the results indicated that the molecular interaction between SA and RF is electrostatic in nature.

  20. A first-principles study on the B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup +/0} and B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} clusters: The boron oxide analogs of C{sub 6}H{sub 5}{sup +/0} and CH{sub 3}Cl

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    Tian, Wen-Juan; You, Xue-Rui; Ou, Ting; Chen, Qiang; Li, Si-Dian, E-mail: lisidian@sxu.edu.cn [Nanocluster Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China); Li, Da-Zhi [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Binzhou University, Binzhou 256603 (China); Zhai, Hua-Jin, E-mail: hj.zhai@sxu.edu.cn [Nanocluster Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China); State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China)

    2015-08-14

    The concept of boronyl (BO) and the BO/H isolobal analogy build an interesting structural link between boron oxide clusters and hydrocarbons. Based upon global-minimum searches and first-principles electronic structural calculations, we present here the perfectly planar C{sub 2v} B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup +} (1, {sup 1}A{sub 1}), C{sub 2v} B{sub 5}O{sub 5} (2, {sup 2}A{sub 1}), and tetrahedral C{sub s} B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} (3, {sup 1}A′) clusters, which are the global minima of the systems. Structural and molecular orbital analyses indicate that C{sub 2v} B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup +} (1) [B{sub 3}O{sub 3}(BO){sub 2}{sup +}] and C{sub 2v} B{sub 5}O{sub 5} (2) [B{sub 3}O{sub 3}(BO){sub 2}] feature an aromatic six-membered boroxol (B{sub 3}O{sub 3}) ring as the core with two equivalent boronyl terminals, similar to the recently reported boronyl boroxine D{sub 3h} B{sub 6}O{sub 6} [B{sub 3}O{sub 3}(BO){sub 3}]; whereas C{sub s} B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} (3) [B(BO){sub 3}(OBO){sup −}] is characterized with a tetrahedral B{sup −} center, terminated with three BO groups and one OBO unit, similar to the previously predicted boronyl methane T{sub d} B{sub 5}O{sub 4}{sup −} [B(BO){sub 4}{sup −}]. Alternatively, the 1–3 clusters can be viewed as the boron oxide analogs of phenyl cation C{sub 6}H{sub 5}{sup +}, phenyl radical C{sub 6}H{sub 5}, and chloromethane CH{sub 3}Cl, respectively. Chemical bonding analyses also reveal a dual three-center four-electron (3c-4e) π hyperbond in C{sub s} B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} (3). The infrared absorption spectra of B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup +} (1), B{sub 5}O{sub 5} (2), and B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} (3) and anion photoelectron spectrum of B{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup −} (3) are predicted to facilitate their forthcoming experimental characterizations. The present work completes the B{sub n}O{sub n}{sup +/0/−} series for n = 1–6 and enriches the analogous relationship between boron oxides and hydrocarbons.

  1. 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

  2. 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).

  3. Study of the structure of a new double nitride Ce/sub 15/B/sub 8/N/sub 25/

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    Gaude, J.; L' Haridon, P.; Guyader, J.; Lang, J.

    1985-09-02

    The reaction at 1750/sup 0/C between CeN and BN leads to the nitride Ce/sub 15/B/sub 8/N/sub 25/. This compound has an original structure which has been determined from single crystal data. The unit cell is rhombohedral with parameters a = 10.946(3) A, ..cap alpha.. = 82.96(4)/sup 0/, and Z = 2. The space group is R3c (No. 167). Structure refinement performed with 904 reflections gives a final R factor value of 0.046. The three-dimensional atomic packing is formed by NCe/sub 6/ octahedra linked together by planar BN/sub 3/ units. The short Ce-Ce distances suggest a metallic-type conductivity for the compound. 16 references, 3 figures, 3 tables.

  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. 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.)

  7. Studies of structural and magnetic properties of glass-coated nanocrystalline Fe{sub 79}Hf{sub 7}B{sub 12}Si{sub 2} microwires

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    Garcia, C. [Dpto. Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 20009 San Sebastian (Spain); Zhukov, A. [Dpto. Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 20009 San Sebastian (Spain) and Dpto. Fisica Aplicada I, EUPSD, UPV/EHU, Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain)]. E-mail: wupzhuka@sh.ehu.es; Gonzalez, J. [Dpto. Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 20009 San Sebastian (Spain); Zhukova, V. [TAMAG Iberica S.L., Parque Tecnologico de Miramon, Paseo Mikeletegi 56, 1a Planta, 20009 San Sebastian (Spain); Varga, R. [Inst. Phys., Fac. Sci., UPJS, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 Kosice (Slovakia); Val, J.J. del [Dpto. Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 20009 San Sebastian (Spain); Larin, V. [MFTI, Kioshinev, Moldova (Moldova); Blanco, J.M. [Dpto. Fisica Aplicada I, EUPSD, UPV/EHU, Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain)

    2006-10-26

    In the present work we deal with the fabrication of thin of Fe{sub 79}Hf{sub 7}B{sub 12}Si{sub 2} (low Si content) glass-coated microwire with a nanocrystalline structure and structural and coercivity characterization of such samples which can be considered as a new family of these nanocrystalline materials. Pieces of 10 cm of this microwire were annealed (300-600 deg. C during 1 h). The structural characteristics of the as-cast and annealed samples were determined, at room temperature, by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique. XRD measurements allow to obtain the evolution of the grain size (15-35 nm) and relative volume fraction (5-60%) of the nanograins as a function of he annealing temperature in the annealed samples. Coercive field (H {sub c}) of the as-cast and annealed samples has been evaluated from the hysteresis loop of the samples obtained by a conventional induction method at 100 Hz. Thermal dependence H {sub c} is quite similar to that reported in other nanocrystalline Fe-based alloys. It slightly decreases from the as-cast state (relaxation process) showing small maximum at around 700 K (pre-nucleation of nanograins) decreasing significantly between 773-873 K (exchange coupling of the nanograins)

  8. Magnetic flux structures in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals in normal and superconducting states

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    Vinnikov, L Ya; Veshchunov, I S [Institute of Solid State Physics, RAS, Chernogolovka, Moscow region 142432 (Russian Federation); Bud' ko, S L; Canfield, P C; Kogan, V G, E-mail: vinnik@issp.ac.r [Ames Laboratory U.S. DOE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

    2009-03-01

    RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals, where R = Lu, Y, Er, Ho and Tb have been studied by high-resolution Bitter decoration technique, over the wide range temperatures and magnetic fields up to 2 T. Diverse vortex lattice structures were investigated: transition from triangular to square lattice for LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals; peculiar vortex structures associated with antiferromagnetic (AFM) and weak-ferromagnetic (WFM) states below T{sub c} for ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals . In addition, Bitter decoration revealed structures associated with a long range magnetic order in the non-superconducting TbNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C as well as ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in the normal but magnetically ordered state.

  9. Observation and characterization of the smallest borospherene, B{sub 28}{sup −} and B{sub 28}

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    Wang, Ying-Jin; Chen, Qiang; You, Xue-Rui; Ou, Ting; Zhao, Xiao-Yun; Li, Si-Dian, E-mail: hj.zhai@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: lisidian@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: junli@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: lai-sheng-wang@brown.edu [Nanocluster Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China); Zhao, Ya-Fan; Li, Jun, E-mail: hj.zhai@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: lisidian@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: junli@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: lai-sheng-wang@brown.edu [Department of Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Li, Wei-Li; Jian, Tian; Wang, Lai-Sheng, E-mail: hj.zhai@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: lisidian@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: junli@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: lai-sheng-wang@brown.edu [Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Zhai, Hua-Jin, E-mail: hj.zhai@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: lisidian@sxu.edu.cn, E-mail: junli@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: lai-sheng-wang@brown.edu [Nanocluster Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China); State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006 (China)

    2016-02-14

    Free-standing boron nanocages or borospherenes have been observed recently for B{sub 40}{sup −} and B{sub 40}. There is evidence that a family of borospherenes may exist. However, the smallest borospherene is still not known. Here, we report experimental and computational evidence of a seashell-like borospherene cage for B{sub 28}{sup −} and B{sub 28}. Photoelectron spectrum of B{sub 28}{sup −} indicated contributions from different isomers. Theoretical calculations showed that the seashell-like B{sub 28}{sup −} borospherene is competing for the global minimum with a planar isomer and it is shown to be present in the cluster beam, contributing to the observed photoelectron spectrum. The seashell structure is found to be the global minimum for neutral B{sub 28} and the B{sub 28}{sup −} cage represents the smallest borospherene observed to date. It is composed of two triangular close-packed B{sub 15} sheets, interconnected via the three corners by sharing two boron atoms. The B{sub 28} borospherene was found to obey the 2(n + 1){sup 2} electron-counting rule for spherical aromaticity.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Association of vitamin b/sub 12/, serum ferritin and folate levels with recurrent oral ulceration

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    Background: The pathophysiology of recurrent aphthous stomatitis or aphthous ulcers remains obscure but malnutrition is one of its contributory factors. There is some role of vitamin B/sub 12/, ferritin and folate in the development of these lesions. Objectives: To determine the relationship between recurrent aphthous stomatitis and levels of ferritin, folate and vitamin B/sub 12/. Studytype settings: This case control study was conducted at Immunoassay lab, NHRC and Department of Dentistry, ShaikhZayed Hospital, Lahore. Patients and Methods: Sixty patients of all ages and both genders having history of recurrent ulcers over the past period of 3-6 months. Similar number of healthy controls were chosen who were either attendants of the patients or staff of the hospital and did not have any history of aphthous ulcers. Proforma was filled for each participant and 5ml blood was drawn and tested for complete picture blood by Sismex, serum ferritin by ELISA (Biocheck), vitamin B/sub 12/ and RBC folate by IBL kits from USA. Results: Fifty seven (57) age and gender matched patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers and 57 normal healthy controls were studied.Anemia was present in 24(42.1%) patients and 18(31.6%) controls. Hematocrit levels were normal in 45(79%) patients and 40(70.2%) controls. Low levels of RBC folate was seen in 26(45.6%) patients and 26(45.6%) controls. Vitamin B/sub 12/ deficiency was present in 29(50.1%) patients and none of the controls. The low levels of ferritin was seen in 6(10.5%) patients and 18(31.5%) controls. Conclusions: Patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers had more hematinic deficiencies, particularly of vitamin B/sub 12/ as compared to controls. (author)

  16. 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).

  17. 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.

  18. 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.)

  19. 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.

  20. Effect of B and C concentration on crystallization and properties of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Souptel, D. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, Postfach 270116, Dresden D-01171 (Germany)], E-mail: d.suptel@ifw-dresden.de; Behr, G.; Loeser, W.; Teresiak, A. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, Postfach 270116, Dresden D-01171 (Germany)

    2008-05-08

    The effect of boron and carbon deviation from the stoichiometric composition on the crystallization behavior and superconducting properties of the HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C compound was studied at polycrystalline HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2+x}C and HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C{sub 1+y} samples. It was detected that x, y > 0 causes primary phase HoB{sub 2}C{sub 2} precipitation prior to the HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C growth, whereas depletion of B or C (x, y < 0) results in an increased fraction of eutectics containing additional Ni-rich phases. The shift of melt composition also leads to a composition variation of the HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C compound within its homogeneity range. Accordingly, HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C samples show pronounced re-entrant superconducting behavior in a wide range of B content (0 < x < 0.1), whereas small deviations of C from the stoichiometry (0 < y < 0.03) results in a loss of superconducting properties.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Non-isothermal nanocrystallization kinetics study on (Fe{sub 0.8}Ni{sub 0.15}M{sub 0.05}){sub 78}Si{sub 8}B{sub 14} (M = Nb, Ta, W) amorphous alloys

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    Zhang, Yu [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Shanghai Key Lab. of D and A for Metal-Functional Materials, Shanghai 201804 (China); Yan, Biao, E-mail: yanbiao@vip.sina.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Shanghai Key Lab. of D and A for Metal-Functional Materials, Shanghai 201804 (China); Yang, Ying [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Shanghai Key Lab. of D and A for Metal-Functional Materials, Shanghai 201804 (China); Wang, Yuxin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Shanghai Key Lab. of D and A for Metal-Functional Materials, Shanghai 201804 (China); Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142 (New Zealand)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •Nb, Ta and W addition affected nucleation and growth mechanism of FeNiSiB alloys. •The alloy with Ta had the best thermal stability compared to the other two alloys. •A process of Fe2B from metastable Fe3B phase existed in the alloy M = Ta. •Nb and W may inhibit formation of metastable Fe3B phase. -- Abstract: The nanocrystallization kinetics of the (Fe{sub 0.8}Ni{sub 0.15}M{sub 0.05}){sub 78}Si{sub 8}B{sub 14} (M = Nb, Ta, W) amorphous alloy was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Kissinger method, Ozawa method and the expended Friedman method were used to calculate and compare the kinetic parameters of the crystallization processes. The nanocrystallization mechanism for the non-isothermal primary crystallization of the amorphous alloys were discussed using Avrami exponent n. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies verified the influence of nanocrystallization mechanism on the microstructure.

  10. Radiative leptonic B{sub c} → γl anti ν decay in effective field theory beyond leading order

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    Wang, Wei; Zhu, Rui-Lin [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)

    2015-08-15

    We study the radiative leptonic B{sub c} → γl anti ν decays in nonrelativistic QCD effective field theory, and we explore the contribution from a fast-moving photon. As a result, interactions between the photon and the heavy quarks can be integrated out, resulting in the factorization formula for the decay amplitude. We calculate not only the relevant short-distance coefficients at leading order and next-to-leading order in α{sub s}, but also the nonrelativistic corrections at the order vertical stroke v vertical stroke {sup 2} in our analysis. We find that the QCD corrections can significantly decrease the branching ratio, and this is of great importance in extracting the long-distance operator matrix elements of B{sub c}. For phenomenological application, we present our results for the photon energy, lepton energy and lepton-neutrino invariant mass distribution. (orig.)

  11. 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

  12. The enhancement of wear properties of squeeze-cast A356 composites reinforced with B{sub 4}C particulates

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    Mazahery, Ali; Shabani, Mohsen Ostad [Islamic Azad Univ., Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-07-15

    In the present study, squeeze-cast A356 matrix composites reinforced with B{sub 4}C particles were prepared and different volume fractions of B{sub 4}C particles of various sizes were incorporated into the aluminum alloy by a mechanical stirrer. Wear properties of the unreinforced alloy and composites with different vol.% of boron carbide particles were measured and compared. It is noted that composites exhibit better wear resistance compared to the unreinforced alloy. According to the differences in wear rates of the composites, two separate wear-rate regimes were identified as low- and high-wear-rate regimes. It is observed that all the composite samples reinforced with 1 {mu}m B{sub 4}C particles show high wear-rate, regardless of the particle volume fraction. However, none of the samples containing 50 {mu}m particles display this type of wear regime. Microscopic examination using a scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy-dispersive spectrometer, was carried out on the worn surfaces, subsurfaces, and debris. Rough and smooth regions are distinguished on the worn surface of the composites similar to the unreinforced alloy. (orig.)

  13. 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.)

  14. 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.

  15. 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}.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Evaulation of B{sub 4}C as an ablator material for NIF capsules. Revision 1

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    Burnham, A.K.; Alford, C.S.; Makowiecki, D.M.; Dittrich, T.R.; Wallace, R.J.; Honea, E.C.; King, C.M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Steinman, D. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

    1997-03-26

    Boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) is examined as a potential fuel container and ablator for implosion capsules on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). A capsule of pure B{sub 4}C encasing a layer of solid DT implodes stably and ignites with anticipated NIF x-ray drives, producing 18 MJ of energy. Thin films of B{sub 4}C were found to be resistant to oxidation and modestly transmitting in the infrared (IR), possibly enabling IR fuel characterization and enhancement for thin permeation barriers but not for full-thickness capsules. Polystyrene mandrels 0.5 mm in diameter were successfully coated with 0.15-2.0 micrometers of B{sub 4}C. Thickness estimated from optical density agreed well with those measured by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The B{sub 4}C microstructure was columnar but finer than for Be made at the same conditions. B{sub 4}C is a very strong material, with a fiber tensile strength capable of holding NIF fill pressures at room temperature, but it is also very brittle, and microscopic flaws or grain structure may limit the noncryogenic fill pressure. Argon (Ar) permeation rates were measured for a few capsules that had been further coated with 5 micrometers of plasma polymer. The B{sub 4}C coatings tended to crack under tensile load. Some shells filled more slowly than they leaked, suggesting that the cracks open and close under opposite pressure loading. As observed earlier for Ti coatings, 0.15-micrometer layers of B{sub 4}C had better gas retention properties than 2-micrometer layers, possibly because of fewer cracks. Permeation and fill strength issues for capsules with a full ablator thickness of B{sub 4}C are unresolved. 21 refs., 6 figs.

  19. The Superconducting gap behavior in the antiferromagnetic Nickel-Borocarbide compounds RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R=Dy, Ho, Er, Tm) studied by point-contacts spectroscopy

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    Naidyuk, Yu G; Bobrov, N L; Chernobay, V N; Kvitnitskaya, O E; Yanson, I K [B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 47 Lenin ave., 61103, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Behr, G; Drechsler, S-L; Fuchs, G [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, POB 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Naugle, D G; Rathnayaka, K D D, E-mail: naidyuk@ilt.kharkov.u [Department of Physics, Texas A and M University, College Station TX 77843-4242 (United States)

    2009-03-01

    An general survey of the superconducting (SC) gap study in the title compounds by point-contact (PC) spectroscopy is presented. The SC gap was determined from dV/dI of PCs employing the well-known theory of conductivity for normal metal-superconductor PCs accounting Andreev reflection. The theory was modified by including pair-breaking effects considering the presence of magnetic rare-earth ions. A possible multiband structure of these compounds was also taken into account. The PC study of the gap in the Er-compound (T{sub N} approx = 6 K < T{sub c} approx = 11K) gives evidence for the presence of two SC gaps. Additionally, a distinct decrease of both gaps is revealed for R = Er in the antiferromagnetic (AF) state. For R = Tm (T{sub N} approx =1.5 K < T{sub c} approx =10.5 K) a decrease of the SC gap is observed below 4-5 K, while for R = Dy (T{sub N} approx =10.5 K > T{sub c} approx = 6.5 K) the SC gap has a BCS-like dependence in the AF state. The SC gap for R = Ho (T{sub N} approx =5.2 K < T{sub c} approx = 8.5 K) exhibits below T* approx =5.6 K a single-band BCS-like dependence vanishing above T*, where a specific magnetic order occurs. The difference in the SC gap behavior in the title compounds is attributed to different AF ordering.

  20. Use of gamma irradiation to prevent aflatoxin B/sub 1/ production in smoked dried fish

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    Ogbadu, G.H.

    1988-01-01

    Smoked dried fish bought from the Nigerian market was inoculated with spores of Aspergillus flavus (U.I. 81) and irradiated with doses of 0.625, 1.25, 2.50 and 5.00 kGy gamma irradiation. The effect on aflatoxin B/sub 1/ production on subsequent incubation for 8 days as stationary cultures was measured. The amount of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ produced was found to decrease with increased gamma irradiation dose levels. The non-irradiated control produced significantly (at 1% level) greater amounts of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ as compared to the treated cultures

  1. Primary charge separation between P* and B{sub A}: Electron-transfer pathways in native and mutant GM203L bacterial reaction centers

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    Yakovlev, Andrey G. [Department of Photobiophysics, Belozersky Institute of Chemical and Physical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow 119899 (Russian Federation); Jones, Michael R. [Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD (United Kingdom)], E-mail: m.r.jones@bristol.ac.uk; Potter, Jane A. [Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD (United Kingdom); Fyfe, Paul K. [Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD (United Kingdom); Vasilieva, Lyudmila G. [Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region 142290 (Russian Federation); Shkuropatov, Anatoli Ya. [Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region 142290 (Russian Federation); Shuvalov, Vladimir A. [Department of Photobiophysics, Belozersky Institute of Chemical and Physical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow 119899 (Russian Federation); Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region 142290 (Russian Federation)], E-mail: shuvalov@issp.serpukhov.su

    2005-12-07

    Coherent components in the dynamics of decay of stimulated emission from the primary electron donor excited state P*, and of population of the product charge-separated states P{sup +}B{sub A}{sup -} and P{sup +}H{sub A}{sup -}, were studied in GM203L mutant reaction centers (RCs) of Rhodobacter (Rb.) sphaeroides by measuring oscillations in the kinetics of absorbance changes at 940nm (P* stimulated emission region), 1020nm (B{sub A}{sup -} absorption region) and 760nm (H{sub A} bleaching region). Absorbance changes were induced by excitation of P (870nm) with 18fs pulses at 90K. In the GM203L mutant, replacement of Gly M203 by Leu results in exclusion of the crystallographically defined water molecule (HOH55) located close to the oxygen of the 13{sup 1}-keto carbonyl group of B{sub A} and to His M202, which provides the axial ligand to the Mg of the P{sub B} bacteriochlorophyll. The results of femtosecond measurements were compared with those obtained with Rb. sphaeroides R-26 RCs containing an intact water HOH55. The main consequences of the GM203L mutation were found to be as follows: (i) a low-frequency oscillation at 32cm{sup -1}, which is characteristic of the HOH55-containing RCs, disappears from the kinetics of absorbance changes at 1020 and 760nm in the mutant RC; (ii) electron transfer from P* to B{sub A} in the wild type RC was characterized by two time constants of 1.1ps (80%) and 4.3ps (20%), but in the GM203L mutant was characterized by a single time constant of 4.3ps, demonstrating a slowing of primary charge separation. The previously postulated rotation of water HOH55 with a fundamental frequency of 32cm{sup -1}, triggered by electron transfer from P* to B{sub A}, was confirmed by observation of an isotopic shift of the 32cm{sup -1} oscillation in the kinetics of P{sup +}B{sub A}{sup -} population in deuterated, pheophytin-modified RCs of Rb. sphaeroides R-26, by a factor of 1.6. These data are discussed in terms of the influence of water HOH55 on

  2. 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.

  3. Annual variations of relation of Bsub(x) and Bsub(z) components of the interplanetary magnetic field in the GSFQ, GSE and GSM coordinates

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    Annual variations of ratios of Bsub(x)- and Bsub(z)-components of interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) in the solar-equatorial (GSEQ), solar-ecliptic (GSE) and solar-magnetospherical (GSM) coordinat systems are investigated. It is shown that configuration of the magnetic field of the solar wind is on the average symmetric raelatively to the solar equator. IMF force lines lie in the plane of helioquator, while higher and lower they are deflected from radial direction from the Sun to the north and south

  4. Predicted electronic and structural properties of B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}As

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    Tayebi, N. [Laboratory of Applied Materials, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, 31 rue de Madagascar, Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria); Benkabou, K., E-mail: kbenkabou@yahoo.fr [Laboratory of Applied Materials, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, 31 rue de Madagascar, Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria); Aoumeur-Benkabou, F.Z. [Laboratory of Applied Materials, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, 31 rue de Madagascar, Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria)

    2012-07-15

    Structural and electronic properties of the B{sub x}In{sub 1-x}As ternary alloy are studied using the tight binding method. The optical band gap bowing is calculated for the first time in the full range of Boron composition x. It is found to be strong. A small deviation from virtual crystal approximation is found for the bond length. New results on elastic constants are reported. The obtained results are in good agreement with the available data in the literature.

  5. Neutron flux measurements with a Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} crystal

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    Sangeeta [Crystal Technology Laboratory, TPPED, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Chennakesavulu, K. [Crystal Technology Laboratory, TPPED, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Desai, D.G. [Crystal Technology Laboratory, TPPED, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Sabharwal, S.C. [Crystal Technology Laboratory, TPPED, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India)]. E-mail: sudhirsabharwal@yahoo.co.in; Alex, Mary [Electronics Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Ghodgaonkar, M.D. [Electronics Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India)

    2007-02-11

    The effect of neutron irradiation on a lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}, LBO) single crystal has been investigated. The crystals of high optical quality are found to be quite stable under high neutron fluence. This study shows that LBO crystals can be used as a proportional counter for neutron fluxes of the order 10{sup 9} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} and higher. The detectors fabricated were found to have a sensitivity of {approx}3x10{sup -18} A (nv){sup -1}.

  6. Recent results at the SIRa test bench: diffusion properties of carbon graphite and B{sub 4}C targets

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    Landre-Pellemoine, F.; Barue, C.; Gaubert, G.; Gibouin, S.; Huguet, Y.; Jardin, P.; Kandri-Rody, S.; Lecesne, N.; Leroy, R.; Lewitowicz, M.; Lichtenthaler, R.; Marry, C.; Maunoury, L.; Pacquet, J.Y.; Saint-Laurent, M.G.; Stodel, C.; Rataud, J.P.; Villari, A.C.C. [Grand Accelerateur National d' Ions Lourds (GANIL), 14 - Caen (France); Angelique, J.C.; Orr, N.A. [Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, LPC-ISMRa, CNRS-IN2P3, 14 - Caen (France); Lichtenthaler, R. [IFUSP, Sao Paulo, S.P. (Brazil); Bajeat, O.; Clapier, F.; Ducourtieux, M.; Lau, C.; Obert, J. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire (IN2P3/CNRS), 91 - Orsay (France); Bennett, R. [CLRC, RAL, Chilton Oxon (United Kingdom)

    2000-07-01

    The diffusion properties of graphite targets with 1, 4 and 15 microns microstructure has been measured for He and Ar isotopes. An important enhancement of the diffusion efficiency for the smaller microstructure is observed. A releasing efficiency of the order of 100% was obtained for {sup 6}He (T{sub 1/2} = 806 ms) at a temperature of 1600 K. The diffusion and production properties of He isotopes in a target of B{sub 4}C (Boron Carbide) have also been studied. Yields of 1.5 10{sup 8} pps and 10{sup 6} pps for {sup 6}He and {sup 8}He has been obtained. (authors)

  7. Three-chain B{sub 6n+14} cages as possible precursors for the syntheses of boron fullerenes

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    Lu, Haigang, E-mail: luhg@sxu.edu.cn; Li, Si-Dian [Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Molecular Engineering of the Education Ministry, Institute of Molecular Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006 (China)

    2013-12-14

    Using the first principle methods, we proposed a series of three-chain boron cages B{sub 6n+14} (n = 1–12) which are mainly built by fusing three boron semi-double-rings. Their simple geometric structures (approximate D{sub 3} or C{sub 3} symmetry) facilitate their bottom-up syntheses from the hexagonal B{sub 7} and the double-chain boron clusters, such as B{sub 2}, B{sub 4}, B{sub 6}, B{sub 8}H{sub 2}, B{sub 10}H{sub 2}, B{sub 12}H{sub 2}, and the double ring B{sub 20}. The spherical shapes of these three-chain boron cages show that they could be taken as the possible precursors to further synthesize the boron fullerenes, such as B{sub 80}. Therefore, these three-chain boron cages provide a possible synthesis pathway of the boron fullerenes from the experimentally synthesized small planar boron clusters.

  8. High temperature tribological behaviour of carbon based (B{sub 4}C and DLC) coatings in sliding contact with aluminum

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    Gharam, A. Abou, E-mail: abougha@uwindsor.c [Mechanical Automotive and Materials Engineering Department, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, N9B3P4 (Canada); Lukitsch, M.J.; Balogh, M.P. [Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors R and D Center, 30500 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48090-9055 (United States); Alpas, A.T. [Mechanical Automotive and Materials Engineering Department, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, N9B3P4 (Canada)

    2010-12-30

    Carbon based coatings, particularly diamond-like carbon (DLC) films are known to resist aluminum adhesion and reduce friction at room temperature. This attractive tribological behaviour is useful for applications such as tool coatings used for aluminum forming and machining. However, for those operations that are performed at elevated temperatures (e.g. hot forming) or that generate frictional heat during contact (e.g. dry machining) the suitable coatings are required to maintain their tribological properties at high temperatures. Candidates for these demanding applications include boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) and DLC coatings. An understanding of the mechanisms of friction, wear and adhesion of carbon based coatings against aluminum alloys at high temperatures will help in designing coatings with improved high temperature tribological properties. With this goal in mind, this study focused on B{sub 4}C and a hydrogenated DLC coatings sliding against a 319 grade cast aluminum alloy by performing pin-on-disk experiments at temperatures up to 400 {sup o}C. Experimental results have shown that the 319 Al/B{sub 4}C tribosystem generated coefficient of friction (COF) values ranging between 0.42 and 0.65, in this temperature range. However, increased amounts of aluminum adhesion were detected in the B{sub 4}C wear tracks at elevated temperatures. Focused ion beam (FIB) milled cross sections of the wear tracks revealed that the coating failed due to shearing along the columnar grain boundaries of the coating. The 319 Al/DLC tribosystem maintained a low COF (0.15-0.06) from room temperature up to 200 {sup o}C. This was followed by an abrupt increase to 0.6 at 400 {sup o}C. The deterioration of friction behaviour at T > 200 {sup o}C was attributed to the exhaustion of hydrogen and hydroxyl passivants on the carbon transfer layer formed on the Al pin.

  9. Search for the B{sub s}{sup 0} → e{sup +}e{sup -} and B{sub d}{sup 0} → e{sup +}e{sup -} decays in Flavor-Changing Z' Model

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    Banerjee, D.; Dharai, C.; Sahoo, S., E-mail: sukadevsahoo@yahoo.com, E-mail: rumidebika@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, West Bengal (India)

    2015-10-15

    The precise prediction of the branching ratios of the very rare decays B{sub s}{sup 0} → e{sup +}e{sup -} and B{sub d}{sup 0} → e{sup +}e{sup -} is an important ingredient for high energy research beyond standard model (SM). Recently, the CDF collaboration has reported upper limits for the branching ratios B(B{sub s}{sup 0}→e{sup +}e{sup -})<2.8 x 10{sup -7} and B(B{sub d}{sup 0} →e{sup +}e{sup -}) < 8.3 x 10{sup -8} at 90 % confidence level. These branching ratios are approximately seven orders of magnitude larger than the SMpredictions, providing in thi sway a direction in which the SM could be extended. In this paper, the B{sub s}{sup 0}→e{sup +}e{sup -} and B{sub d}{sup 0} →e{sup +}e{sup -} rare decays in flavor-changing Z' model are studied. Our estimated branching ratios are enhanced from their SM values and provide signals for new physics. (author)

  10. 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.

  11. Electron and ion kinetics and anode plasma formation in two applied B/sub r/ field ion diodes

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    Two magnetically insulated ion diodes that utilize a radial applied-B field are described. Both diodes generate an annular beam that is extracted along the diode axis. The first diode operated at 1.2 MV and 600 kA for 25 ns and generated a 300-kA ion beam. The second operated at 300 kV, 100 kA and generated 15 kA of ion current. The first diode was used to study diode performance as a function of inner and outer anode-cathode gaps, the applied-B field, and transmission line current ratios. The second diode was used to study anode plasma formation. The diodes were operated below B/sub crit/, resulting in electron leakage to the anode, especially near the outer cathode. A definition of B/sub crit/ applicable to extraction diodes is given and methods of improving ion production efficiency in these diodes are suggested. The strong correlation of ion production with visible light emission suggests, however, that the electron loss played an important role in anode turn-on. The breakdown of neutral gas desorbed by electron impact is thought to be the anode plasma production mechanism. The grazing incidence leakage electrons affect the breakdown by significantly enhancing space-charge-induced electric fields in the dielectric-filled anode grooves

  12. 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.)

  13. Radiative leptonic B{sub c}→γℓν{sup -bar} decay in effective field theory beyond leading order

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    Wang, Wei, E-mail: wei.wang@sjtu.edu.cn; Zhu, Rui-Lin, E-mail: rlzhu@sjtu.edu.cn [INPAC, Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 200240, Shanghai (China); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (China)

    2015-08-08

    We study the radiative leptonic B{sub c}→γℓν{sup -bar} decays in nonrelativistic QCD effective field theory, and we explore the contribution from a fast-moving photon. As a result, interactions between the photon and the heavy quarks can be integrated out, resulting in the factorization formula for the decay amplitude. We calculate not only the relevant short-distance coefficients at leading order and next-to-leading order in α{sub s}, but also the nonrelativistic corrections at the order |v|{sup 2} in our analysis. We find that the QCD corrections can significantly decrease the branching ratio, and this is of great importance in extracting the long-distance operator matrix elements of B{sub c}. For phenomenological application, we present our results for the photon energy, lepton energy and lepton-neutrino invariant mass distribution.

  14. Silver doped lithium tetraborate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) single crystals as efficient dosimeter material with sub-micro-Gy sensitivity

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    Patra, G.D.; Singh, S.G.; Singh, A.K.; Tyagi, M.; Desai, D.G.; Tiwari, B.; Sen, S.; Gadkari, S.C., E-mail: gadkari@barc.gov.in

    2015-01-15

    Single crystals of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} (LTB) with varying Ag content were grown using the Czochralski technique and studied for their optical absorption, photo-luminescence (PL) and thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) properties. The optimum Ag concentration in the LTB was found to be about 500 ppm for the best TSL properties. A TSL readout set-up has been described that uses a solar blind photo-multiplier tube (PMT) to match the emission from Ag which is in the UV region (peak at 270 nm). This has significantly improved the performance of the TSL set-up by lowering dark counts and enhancing the signal due to a better matching between the emission from Ag ions and PMT response. In addition, the use of the solar blind PMT also minimized the thermal noise generated from heating of sample in the TSL set-up. Radiation doses lower than 5 μGy could be measured using this set-up with small LTB:Ag crystal samples (100 mg). The lower detection limit has been estimated to be 500 nGy. - Highlights: • Photoluminescence and thermally stimulated luminescence studies on Ag doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystal. • Determination of optimum Ag concentration (in melt) in Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} to prepare sensitive dosimetric material. • Design of a suitable TSL read-out system to realize full potential of Ag doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} crystal. • Experimentally measured dose of 3 μGy.

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. A state-of-the-art report on the development of B{sub 4}C materials as neutron absorbers

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    Jung, Choong Hwan; Kim, Sun Jae; Park, Jee Yun; Kang, Dae Kab [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1994-01-01

    Boron of 10 atomic weight is one of the best neutron absorbing elements. Among the boron compounds, B{sub 4}C and its composites exhibit excellent material properties. Those materials absorb thermal and fast neutrons, are thermally and chemically very stable, and are very strong in mechanical properties. By neutron irradiation B-10 transforms into Li releasing one He atom. This He release causes swelling, cracking and fragmentation of B{sub 4}C bulks and results in degradation of the materials. The essence of technical developments of B{sub 4}C-based neutron absorbers is the minimization of the effects of He release, and this can be realized through microstructural optimizations of grain and porosity distributions. While pure B{sub 4}C is very difficult in sintering, new neutron absorbing materials of B{sub 4}C-cermets are being developed. B{sub 4}C-cermets are composite materials in which B{sub 4}C powders are dispersed in the metal matrix of Al or Cu. Those materials show easiness in sintering, mechanical forming, and B{sub 4}C content controlling. Neutron absorbing and shielding materials play an important role for the safety of reactor operations and environmental protections. Those materials are being used as monolithic pellets for control rods, burnable poison fuel rods, rack materials for spent fuel storages, shielding materials for shipping casks, and especially for shielding plates for liquid metal reactors. 37 figs., 12 tabs., 41 refs. (Author).

  20. 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.

  1. Positron lifetime spectroscopy of vitreous B{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Shivachev, B.L.; Kashchieva, E.P.; Dimitriev, Y.B. [Department of Physics, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8, Kliment Ohridsky Blvd, 1756 Sofia (Bulgaria); Mincov, I.P.; Troev, T. [Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS, 72, Tsarigradsko Shaussee Blvd, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Smith, R. [US Borax Inc., 26877 Tourney Road, Valencia, CA 91355-1847 (United States)

    2004-10-15

    A comparison is made of the structural data obtained by positron lifetime spectroscopy (PLS) for vitreous B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (v-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and crystalline B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (c-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}). Samples of v-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} were dried by holding the melt at 1350K to reduce residual OH groups. Fast quenching and slow cooling were used to obtain glasses having different fictive structures. According to the literature, B{sub 3}O{sub 6} rings are thought to be formed during slow cooling of v-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. PLS measurements show that both the intensity value and the long lifetime component (t{sub 3}) associated with positron decay in cavities and lifetime component (t{sub 1}) associated with the positron annihilation in the bulk are different for v-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and c-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The low intensity of t{sub 3} for c-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} and its high value for v-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} is argued to be due to the presence of different structural units in the two states of B{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

  2. 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.

  3. High-resolution crystal structures of the solubilized domain of porcine cytochrome b{sub 5}

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    Hirano, Yu [Quantum Beam Science Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Kimura, Shigenobu [Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, 4-12-1 Nakanarusawa, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511 (Japan); Tamada, Taro, E-mail: tamada.taro@jaea.go.jp [Quantum Beam Science Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)

    2015-06-30

    Crystal structures of the solubilized domain of cytochrome b{sub 5} from porcine liver were determined at sub-angstrom resolution in two crystal forms for both the oxidized and reduced states. The high-resolution structures provided information about the factors that are important for regulating the electronic properties of the haem group of cytochrome b{sub 5}. Mammalian microsomal cytochrome b{sub 5} has multiple electron-transfer partners that function in various electron-transfer reactions. Four crystal structures of the solubilized haem-binding domain of cytochrome b{sub 5} from porcine liver were determined at sub-angstrom resolution (0.76–0.95 Å) in two crystal forms for both the oxidized and reduced states. The high-resolution structures clearly displayed the electron density of H atoms in some amino-acid residues. Unrestrained refinement of bond lengths revealed that the protonation states of the haem propionate group may be involved in regulation of the haem redox properties. The haem Fe coordination geometry did not show significant differences between the oxidized and reduced structures. However, structural differences between the oxidized and reduced states were observed in the hydrogen-bond network around the axial ligand His68. The hydrogen-bond network could be involved in regulating the redox states of the haem group.

  4. 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.

  5. Microstructural development of B{sub 4}C-TiB{sub 2} composites by in situ reacting titanium with B{sub 4}C in the hot-press

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    Pekin, S.; Zangvil, A.; Duemler, I. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Boron carbide-titanium diboride composites containing graphite have been prepared by in situ reaction of Ti and B{sub 4}C in the hot-press. Infiltration of initially spherical titanium particles into the B{sub 4}C matrix upon melting resulted in formation of TiB{sub 2} regions in the shape of hollow ellipsoids when the Ti particle size was much greater than the B{sub 4}C particle size. It was shown that these hollow ellipsoids could be broken by the uniaxial pressure to yield a composite with a modified microstructure.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.)

  8. 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}.

  9. Structure refinement and one-center luminescence of Eu{sup 3+} activated ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} under UV excitation

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    Wu, Liwei; Zhang, Fangxin [The MOE Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Wu, Li, E-mail: lwu@nankai.edu.cn [The MOE Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Yi, Huan [The MOE Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Wang, Hongrun [Institute of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology, and Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Zhang, Yi, E-mail: yizhang@nankai.edu.cn [Institute of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Photo-electronic Thin Film Devices and Technology, and Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Kong, Yongfa; Xu, Jingjun [The MOE Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)

    2015-11-05

    A series of Eu{sup 3+}-activated red phosphors ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:xEu{sup 3+} were synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method. Rietveld refinement on the powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) data was performed to study the local crystal environment of Eu{sup 3+} in ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} host. The refinement results disclose that the doped Eu{sup 3+} do not change the host structure. Although two different cation sites are available, the doped Eu{sup 3+} is inclined to occupy Zn site instead of Bi site. This indicates that there is only one luminescent center when Eu{sup 3+} is doped into ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} phosphor, which is further confirmed by the luminescence properties of ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:xEu{sup 3+}. The influences of the doping concentration and the excitation wavelength on the one-center luminescence of Eu{sup 3+} in ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} are discussed along with the decay characteristics. Based on the temperature-dependent PL spectra, the fast decrease of emission intensity with the increase of temperature is due to the non-radiative relaxation. - Highlights: • New red-emitting ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7}:xEu{sup 3+} phosphors excited by near ultraviolet light were synthesized. • The doped Eu{sup 3+} prefers to occupy Zn{sup 2+} site and there is only one-center luminescence of Eu{sup 3+} in ZnBi{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} host. • CIE coordinates are very much closer to that of standard red light (0.67, 0.33)

  10. Interfacial reaction mechanism between matrix and reinforcement in B{sub 4}C/6061Al composites

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    Li, Y.Z. [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Wang, Q.Z., E-mail: qzwang@imr.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Nuclear Materials and Safety Assessment, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Wang, W.G.; Xiao, B.L. [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Ma, Z.Y., E-mail: zyma@imr.ac.cn [Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2015-03-15

    The interfacial reaction mechanism in B{sub 4}C/6061Al composites, fabricated by the powder metallurgy technique at 560 and 620 °C with various holding times, was subjected to detailed investigations using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and hardness tests. Results showed that complicated interfacial reactions occurred in the B{sub 4}C/6061Al composites, forming Al{sub 3}BC, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}, MgB{sub 7}, Mg{sub 0.78}Al{sub 0.75}B{sub 14}, AlB{sub 12}C{sub 2} and Al{sub 4}SiC{sub 4} as the main products, which clearly deteriorated the age-hardening ability of the composites. The interfacial reactions involving Mg and Si could be divided into two series. The oxidation of Mg occurred at both 560 and 620 °C, whereas other reactions only occurred at 620 °C. The existence of the liquid phase at 620 °C activated the reaction between Al and B{sub 4}C, leading to the generation of free B, and subsequent reactions involving B and Mg occurred. After the reactions involving B and Mg was completed, the reaction involving Al, Si and C took place. It was determined that the reactions involving B and Mg rather than the oxidation of Mg or the reaction involving Si were the main reasons for the consumption of Mg and the deterioration of age-hardening ability of the B{sub 4}C/6061Al composites at 620 °C. - Highlights: • Complicated interfacial reactions occurred in B{sub 4}C/6061Al composites. • Reactions involving Mg and Si were divided into oxidation of Mg and other reactions. • Al/B{sub 4}C reaction produced free B and then activated B/Mg reactions. • B/Mg reactions rather than Mg oxidation were main reasons for Mg consumption. • Interfacial reactions definitely deteriorate age-hardening ability of composites.

  11. Masses and electromagnetic transitions of the B{sub c} mesons

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    Devlani, N.; Kher, V. [The M S University of Baroda, Applied Physics Department, Polytechnic, Gujarat (India); Rai, A.K. [Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Gujarat (India)

    2014-10-15

    The mass spectra and decay properties of the B{sub c}(c anti b) meson are investigated in the framework of the phenomenological quark anti-quark potential (Coulomb plus power) model consisting of relativistic corrections to the kinetic-energy term as well as relativistic corrections to the quark antiquark potential at O(1/m) using the Gaussian wave function. The spin-spin, spin-orbit and tensor interactions are employed to obtain the pseudoscalar and vector meson masses incorporating the effect of mixing. The decay constants (f{sub P/V}) with and without QCD correction are computed using the wave function at the origin. The electromagnetic transition rates are also calculated in this scheme. Our predictions for the B{sub c} meson are in good agreement with experimental results as well as other theoretical models. (orig.)

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Magnetopause shape as a bivariate function of interplanetary magnetic field B(sub z) and solar wind dynamic pressure

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    Roelof, Edmond C.; Sibeck, David G.

    1993-01-01

    We present a new method for determining the shape of the magnetopause as a bivariate function of the hourly averaged solar wind dynamic pressure (p) and the north-south component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) B(sub z). We represent the magnetopause (for X(sub GSE) greater than -40 R(sub E)) as an ellipsoid of revolution in solar-wind-aberrated coordinates and express the (p, B(sub z)) dependence of each of the three ellipsoid parameters as a second-order (6-term) bivariate expansion in Inp and B(sub z). We define 12 overlapping bins in a normalized dimensionless (p, B(sub z)) `control space' and fit an ellipsoid to those magnetopause crossings having (p, B(sub z)) values within each bin. We also calculate the bivariate (Inp, B(sub z)) moments to second order over each bin in control space. We can then calculate the six control-space expansion coefficients for each of the three ellipsoid parameters in configuration space. From these coefficients we can derive useful diagnosis of the magnetopause shape as joint functions of p and B(sub z): the aspect ratio of the ellipsoid's minor-to-major axes; the flank distance, radius of curvature, and flaring angle (at X(sub GSE) = 0); and the subsolar distance and radius of curvature. We confirm and quantify previous results that during periods of southward B(sub z) the subsolar magnetopause moves inward, while at X(sub GSE) = 0 the flank magnetopause moves outward and the flaring angle increases.

  17. B{sub s}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} in supersymmetric grand unified theories

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    Dutta, Bhaskar [Department of Physics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242 (United States); Mimura, Yukihiro, E-mail: mimura@hep1.phys.ntu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 10617 (China); Santoso, Yudi [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2 (Canada)

    2011-12-06

    We investigate the recent CDF measurement of the Br(B{sub s}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) which shows excess over the Standard Model. We consider minimal supergravity motivated models (mSUGRA)/CMSSM and grand unified models, SU(5) and SO(10). In the grand unified models, the neutrino mixings provide an additional source of squark flavor violation through the quark-lepton unification. In the context of minimal SU(5) model, we find that the new CDF measurement has imposed a lower bound on the branching ratio of {tau}{yields}{mu}{gamma} for a large CP phase in the B{sub s}-B{sup Macron }{sub s} mixing. Recall that there have been indication for a large CP phase in B{sub s} mixing from B{sub s}{yields}J/{psi}{phi} (Tevatron and LHCb) and dimuon asymmetry (D0). We also predict Br({tau}{yields}{mu}{eta}) for the possible range of values of Br({tau}{yields}{mu}{gamma}).

  18. Laser controlled melting of HSLA steel surface with presence of B{sub 4}C particles

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    Yilbas, B.S., E-mail: bsyilbas@kfupm.edu.sa [ME Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia); Patel, F., E-mail: faheemmp@kfupm.edu.sa [ME Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia); Karatas, C., E-mail: doc_cihan@hotmail.com [Engineering College, Hacettepe University (Turkey)

    2013-10-01

    Laser gas assisted melting of high strength low alloy steel surface is carried out. The alloy surface is pre-prepared to contain 5% B{sub 4}C particles in a 40 μm thick carbon film prior to laser treatment process. Metallurgical and morphological changes in the laser treated layer are examined by using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The residual stress developed and the microhardness of the resulting surface is measured. It is found that B{sub 4}C particles remain in solid phase in the surface region due to their high melting temperature. The dense layer consisting of fine grains are formed at the surface and the feathery like structure is observed below the surface vicinity, which consists of martensite and nitride precipitations. The use of nitrogen at high pressure causes the formation of nitride compounds at the surface, which contributes to the volume shrinkage in the dense layer. Surface microhardness increases considerably because of attainment of high cooling rates, formation of nitride compounds, and presence of B{sub 4}C particles at the surface. .

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Influence of impurities in raw materials on zirconia-toughened mullite ceramics removed by B/sub 2/O/sub 3/

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    Mechanical properties and microstructure of a zirconia toughened mullite ceramics (ZTM ceramics) prepared by using an electrically fused mullite as a raw material were studied in the present work. It was found that the raw material contained more alkali-metal ions, such as a sodium ion (Na+) and a potassium ion (K+), which were proven to be the dominant factor for deteriorating the ceramic properties. The impurities in the raw material have led to the decrease of the mechanical properties. The impurities in the raw materials have led to the decrease of the mechanical properties of ZTM ceramics by changing properties (for example, viscosity) of a glassy phase in the ceramics, especially at high temperature. In this work the mechanical properties of the ceramics were improved by adding B/sub 2/O/sub 3/ additive and its toughness at room temperature increased from 4.4 MPa under the roote m to 5.9 MPa under the roote m and that at 800 deg. C from 2.9 MPa under the roote m to 4.4 MPa under the roote m. The toughness of the ceramic at room temperature was 34% increased and that ceramics and the improvement of the ceramic properties by B/sub 2/O/sub 3/ additive were studied and their mechanisms discussed. (author)

  2. Growth process of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} whiskers

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    Zhu Chengcai [Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008 (China); Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Nai Xueying [Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008 (China); Zhu Donghai [Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008 (China); Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Guo Fengqin [Department of Basin Education, Qinghai University, Xining 810016 (China); Zhang Yongxing [Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008 (China); Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Li Wu, E-mail: zccgn2012@163.com [Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008 (China)

    2013-01-15

    The reactions occurred and growth process in the preparation of copper aluminum borate (Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17}) whiskers based on flux method (Al{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}/CuSO{sub 4}/H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} as raw materials, K{sub 2}SO{sub 4} as flux) were investigated. The thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry analysis (TG-DSC), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrum analysis (ICP-AES) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) results of reactants mixture quenched at various temperatures and phase diagrams of K{sub 2}SO{sub 4}-Al{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3} system and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} system showed that the reaction process proceeds through three steps: the formation and decomposition of two different kinds of potassium aluminum sulfate (K{sub 3}Al(SO{sub 4}){sub 3} and KAl(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}); the formation of aluminum borate (Al{sub 4}B{sub 2}O{sub 9}) and decomposition of copper sulfate (CuSO{sub 4}) and boric acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}); growth and formation of copper aluminum borate (Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17}) whiskers. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis results indicated that morphology in growth of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} whiskers develops through three stages: nanoparticles, fan-shaped whiskers and agminate-needlelike whiskers. - Graphical abstract: The morphology in growth of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} whiskers develops through three stages: nanoparticles, fan-shaped whiskers and agminate-needlelike whiskers. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Reaction process in the preparation of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} whiskers was researched systematically. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal growth mechanism of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} whiskers was proposed by theory and experiments. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Properties of Cu{sub 2}Al{sub 6}B{sub 4}O{sub 17} were analyzed by instruments, such as TG-DSC, ICP-AES, XRD and SEM.

  3. Improved flash γ-ray uniformity using a B/sub θ/ lens diode

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    Significantly improved spatial uniformity of bremsstrahlung radiation, relative to a planar-anode diode, is obtained on the 3-MV, 150-kA HELIA accelerator when a B/sub θ/ lens diode is used to actively control the high-power electron beam at the exit of a coaxial, magnetically insulated transmission line. The advantage of this diode over other diodes which only passively control the beam is that better radiation uniformity for less beam loss is possible. Measurements taken on HELIA are shown to agree with theoretical expectations

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. B{sub s} → D{sub s}lν{sub l} near zero recoil in and beyond the Standard Model

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    Atoui, Mariam; Morenas, Vincent [Universite Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, Aubiere Cedex (France); Becirevic, Damir; Sanfilippo, Francesco [Universite Paris Sud and CNRS, Centre d' Orsay, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique (Bat 210), Orsay-Cedex (France)

    2014-05-15

    We compute the normalization of the form factor entering the B{sub s} → D{sub s}lν decay amplitude by using numerical simulations of QCD on the lattice. From our study with N{sub f} = 2 dynamical light quarks, and by employing the maximally twisted Wilson quark action, we obtain in the continuum limit G(1) = 1.052(46). We also compute the scalar and tensor form factors in the region near zero recoil and find f{sub 0}(q{sub 0}{sup 2})/f{sub +}(q{sub 0}{sup 2}) = 0.77(2), f{sub 0}(q{sub 0}{sup 2},m{sub b})/f{sub +}(q{sub 0}{sup 2}) = 1.08(7), for q{sub 0}{sup 2} = 11.5 GeV{sup 2}. The latter results are useful for searching the effects of physics beyond the Standard Model in B{sub s} → D{sub s}lν decays. Our results for the similar form factors relevant to the non-strange case indicate that the method employed here can be used to achieve the precision determination of the B → Dlν decay amplitude as well. (orig.)

  7. Elastic rotation of Escherichia coli F{sub O}F{sub 1} having ε subunit fused with cytochrome b{sub 562} or flavodoxin reductase

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    Oka, Hideyuki [Department of Bioscience, Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Nagahama, Shiga 526-0829 (Japan); Hosokawa, Hiroyuki; Nakanishi-Matsui, Mayumi [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Iwate Medical University, Yahaba, Iwate 028-3694 (Japan); Dunn, Stanley D. [Department of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); Futai, Masamitsu [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Iwate Medical University, Yahaba, Iwate 028-3694 (Japan); Iwamoto-Kihara, Atsuko, E-mail: a_iwamoto@nagahama-i-bio.ac.jp [Department of Bioscience, Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Nagahama, Shiga 526-0829 (Japan)

    2014-04-18

    Highlights: • Intra-molecular rotation of F{sub O}F{sub 1} ATP synthase was observed using a small bead probe. • Carboxyl-terminus of the ε subunit was fused to cytochrome b{sub 562} or flavodoxin reductase. • The F{sub O}F{sub 1} showed continual rotation with similar rate to the wild-type enzyme. • The intra-molecular rotation is flexible and elastic. - Abstract: Intra-molecular rotation of F{sub O}F{sub 1} ATP synthase enables cooperative synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP. In this study, using a small gold bead probe, we observed fast rotation close to the real rate that would be exhibited without probes. Using this experimental system, we tested the rotation of F{sub O}F{sub 1} with the ε subunit connected to a globular protein [cytochrome b{sub 562} (ε-Cyt) or flavodoxin reductase (ε-FlavR)], which is apparently larger than the space between the central and the peripheral stalks. The enzymes containing ε-Cyt and ε-FlavR showed continual rotations with average rates of 185 and 148 rps, respectively, similar to the wild type (172 rps). However, the enzymes with ε-Cyt or ε-FlavR showed a reduced proton transport. These results indicate that the intra-molecular rotation is elastic but proton transport requires more strict subunit/subunit interaction.

  8. The leukotriene B{sub 4} receptor, BLT1, is required for the induction of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

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    Kihara, Yasuyuki, E-mail: kihara-yasuyuki@umin.net [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Yokomizo, Takehiko [Department of Medical Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Core Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan); Kunita, Akiko; Morishita, Yasuyuki; Fukayama, Masashi [Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Ishii, Satoshi; Shimizu, Takao [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

    2010-04-09

    Leukotriene B{sub 4} (LTB{sub 4}) is a potent chemoattractant and activator of neutrophils, macrophages and T cells. These cells are a key component of inflammation and all express BLT1, a high affinity G-protein-coupled receptor for LTB{sub 4}. However, little is known about the neuroimmune functions of BLT1. In this study, we describe a distinct role for BLT1 in the pathology of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and T{sub H}1/T{sub H}17 immune responses. BLT1 mRNA was highly upregulated in the spinal cord of EAE mice, especially during the induction phase. BLT1{sup -/-} mice had delayed onset and less severe symptoms of EAE than BLT1{sup +/+} mice. Additionally, inflammatory cells were recruited to the spinal cord of asymptomatic BLT1{sup +/+}, but not BLT1{sup -/-} mice before the onset of disease. Ex vivo studies showed that both the proliferation and the production of IFN-{gamma}, TNF-{alpha}, IL-17 and IL-6 were impaired in BLT1{sup -/-} cells, as compared with BLT1{sup +/+} cells. Thus, we suggest that BLT1 exacerbates EAE by regulating the migration of inflammatory cells and T{sub H}1/T{sub H}17 immune responses. Our findings provide a novel therapeutic option for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other T{sub H}17-mediated diseases.

  9. 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.)

  10. Branching rules for Weyl group orbits of simple Lie algebras B{sub n}, C{sub n} and D{sub n}

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    Larouche, M; Patera, J, E-mail: larouche@dms.umontreal.ca, E-mail: patera@crm.umontreal.ca [Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128 Centre-ville, Montreal, H3C 3J7, Quebec (Canada)

    2011-03-18

    The orbits of Weyl groups W(B{sub n}), W(C{sub n}) and W(D{sub n}) of the simple Lie algebras B{sub n}, C{sub n} and D{sub n} are reduced to the union of the orbits of Weyl groups of the maximal reductive subalgebras of B{sub n}, C{sub n} and D{sub n}. Matrices transforming points of W(B{sub n}), W(C{sub n}) and W(D{sub n}) orbits into points of subalgebra orbits are listed for all cases n {<=} 8 and for the infinite series of algebra-subalgebra pairs: B{sub n} superset of B{sub n-1} x U{sub 1}, B{sub n} superset of D{sub n}, B{sub n} superset of B{sub n-k} x D{sub k}, B{sub n} superset of A{sub 1}, C{sub n} superset of C{sub n-k} x C{sub k}, C{sub n} superset of A{sub n-1} x U{sub 1}, C{sub n} superset of A{sub 1}, D{sub n} superset of A{sub n-1} x U{sub 1}, D{sub n} superset of D{sub n-1} x U{sub 1}, D{sub n} superset of B{sub n-1}, D{sub n} superset of B{sub n-k-1} x B{sub k}, D{sub n} superset of D{sub n-k} x D{sub k}. Numerous special cases and examples are shown.

  11. Phase diagram of CePt{sub 3}B{sub 1-x}Si{sub x}

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    Rauch, Daniela; Bleckmann, Matthias; Suellow, Stefan [TU Braunschweig, Institute for Physics of Condensed Matter, Braunschweig (Germany); Kim, Moo Sung [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, New York (United States); Aronson, Meigan [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, New York (United States); Stony Brook University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, New York (United States); Bauer, Ernst [TU Vienna, Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna (Austria)

    2011-07-01

    The non-centro symmetric system CePt{sub 3}Si shows an unconventional heavy-fermion superconducting ground state (T{sub c}= 0.75 K), in coexistence with an antiferromagnetic phase below T{sub N}=2.2 K. In contrast, CePt{sub 3}B exhibits a complex magnetically ordered state at low temperatures, with an antiferromagnetic phase below T{sub N}=8 K and a second weakly ferromagnetic transition below T{sub C}{approx}5 K. Here we report a study of the magnetic phase diagram of the alloying series CePt{sub 3}B{sub 1-x}Si{sub x}. From our investigation we find the antiferromagnetism of CePt{sub 3}B to transform into the analagous phase of CePt{sub 3}Si. In contrast, we observe a supression of the ferromagnetically ordered phase above a critical Si concentration x{sub c}{approx}0.5. We discuss the relationship of superconductivity and magnetism of the alloying series.

  12. Signatures of spin-glass behaviour in PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2} and heavy fermion behaviour in PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Anupam; Hossain, Z [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016 (India); Anand, V K; Adroja, D T [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Geibel, C, E-mail: vivekkranand@gmail.com [Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, 01187 Dresden (Germany)

    2011-09-21

    The magnetic and transport properties of PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2} and PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2}C have been investigated by dc and ac magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, electrical resistivity and magnetoresistance measurements. PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2} forms in CaRh{sub 2}B{sub 2}-type orthorhombic crystal structure (space group Fddd). At low fields the dc magnetic susceptibility of PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2} exhibits a sharp anomaly near 46 K which is followed by an abrupt increase below 10 K with a peak at 6 K, and split-up in ZFC and FC data below 46 K. In contrast, the specific heat exhibits only a broad Schottky type hump near 9 K which indicates that there is no long range magnetic order in this compound. The thermo-remanent magnetization is found to decay very slowly with a mean relaxation time {tau} = 3917 s. An ac magnetic susceptibility measurement also observes two sharp anomalies; the peak positions strongly depend on the frequency and shift towards high temperature with an increase in frequency, obeying the Vogel-Fulcher law as expected for a canonical spin-glass system. The two spin-glass transitions occur at freezing temperatures T{sub f1} = 36 K and T{sub f2} = 3.5 K with shifts in the freezing temperatures per decade of frequency {delta}T{sub f1} = 0.044 and {delta}T{sub f2} = 0.09. An analysis of the frequency dependence of the transition temperature with critical slowing down, {tau}{sub max}/{tau}{sub 0} = [(T{sub f}-T{sub SG})/T{sub SG}]{sup -z{nu},} gives {tau}{sub 0} = 10{sup -7} s and exponent z{nu} = 8, and the Vogel-Fulcher law gives an activation energy of 84 K for T{sub f1} and 27.5 K for T{sub f2}. While z{nu} = 8 is typical for spin-glass system, the characteristic relaxation time {tau}{sub 0} = 10{sup -7} s is very large and comparable to that of superspin-glass systems. An addition of C in PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2} leads to PrIr{sub 2}B{sub 2}C which forms in LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C-type tetragonal structure (space group I4/mmm) and remains paramagnetic down to

  13. 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.

  14. Search for the B{sub c} meson in hadronic Z{sup 0} decays using the OPAL detector at LEP

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    Herndon, M.F.

    1999-01-01

    A search for decays of the B{sub c} meson was performed using data collected from 1990--1995 with the OPAL detector on or near the Z{sup 0} peak at LEP. The decay channels B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}, B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}a{sub 1}{sup +} and B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}{ell}{sup +}{nu} were investigated, where {ell} denotes an electron or a muon. Two candidates are observed in the mode B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}, with an estimated background of (0.63 {+-} 0.20) events. The weighted mean of the masses of the two candidates is (6.32 {+-} 0.06) GeV/c{sup 2}, which is consistent with the predicted mass of the B{sub c} meson. One candidate event is observed in the mode B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}{ell}{sup +}{nu}, with an estimated background of (0.82 {+-} 0.19) events. No candidate events are observed in the B{sub c}{sup +} {r_arrow} J/{psi}a{sub 1}{sup +} decay mode, with an estimated background of (1.10 {+-} 0.22) events. Upper bounds at the 90% confidence level are set on the production rates for these processes.

  15. 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)

  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. 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.

  18. The phonon-mediated superconductivity in B{sub 2}C sheet

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    Drzazga, E.A.; Szczȩśniak, R., E-mail: szczesni@wip.pcz.pl; Duda, A.M.

    2014-07-15

    The values of the thermodynamic parameters of the superconducting state induced by the electron–phonon interaction in the B{sub 2}C sheet have been determined. It has been found that the critical temperature (T{sub C}) can change in the range from 20.4 K to 13 K for the Coulomb pseudopotential (μ{sup ⋆}) ranging from 0.1 to 0.2. Generalization of the results for the atomic layer demonstrated that the maximum value of T{sub C} is equal to 25 K. Next for the B{sub 2}C sheet, the order parameter (Δ), the thermodynamic critical field (H{sub C}), and the specific heat for the superconducting (C{sup S}) state and the normal (C{sup N}) state have been calculated. The obtained results show that the dimensionless thermodynamic ratios, R{sub Δ}≡2Δ(0)/k{sub B}T{sub C}, R{sub H}≡T{sub C}C{sup N}(T{sub C})/H{sub C}{sup 2}(0), and R{sub C}≡(C{sup S}(T{sub C})−C{sup N}(T{sub C}))/C{sup N}(T{sub C}), deviate from the predictions of the classical BCS theory. In particular R{sub Δ}(μ{sup ⋆})∈〈3.87,3.79〉, R{sub H}(μ{sup ⋆})∈〈0.155,0.157〉, and R{sub C}(μ{sup ⋆})∈〈1.67,1.62〉. The numerical calculations have been conducted in the framework of the Eliashberg formalism.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer between perylene and riboflavin in micellar solution and analytical application on determination of vitamin B{sub 2}

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    Bhattar, S.L.; Kolekar, G.B. [Fluorescence Spectroscopy Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004, Maharashtra (India); Patil, S.R. [Fluorescence Spectroscopy Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004, Maharashtra (India)], E-mail: srp_fsl@rediffmail.com

    2008-03-15

    Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between perylene and riboflavin is studied in micellar solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate. The fluorescence of perylene is quenched by riboflavin and quenching is in accordance with Stern-Volmer relation. The efficiency of energy transfer is found to depend on the concentration of riboflavin. The value of critical energy transfer distance (R{sub 0}) calculated by using Foster relation is 32.13 A, and as it is less than 50 A, it indicates efficient energy transfer in the present system. The analytical relation was established between extent of sensitization and concentration of riboflavin, which helped to estimate vitamin B{sub 2} directly from pharmaceutical tablets.

  2. New low loss A{sub 9}B{sub 9}O{sub 31} (A = La; B = Ti, Mg, Sc, Fe, Al, Ga) ceramics for microwave applications

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    Muhammad, Raz [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, 25120 (Pakistan); Iqbal, Yaseen, E-mail: dryaseeniqbal@yahoo.co.uk [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, 25120 (Pakistan); Reaney, Ian M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2015-10-15

    A{sub n}B{sub n}O{sub 3n+2} (n = 4.5) type layered perovskite ceramics with general formula A{sub 9}B{sub 9}O{sub 31} (A = La; B = Ti, Mg, Sc, Fe, Al, Ga) were prepared via a mixed oxide solid state sintering route. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed single phase La{sub 9}(TiB){sub 9}O{sub 31} (B = Ti, Mg, Sc, Fe, Al, Ga) solid solutions with orthorhombic (Pnma) symmetry when sintered at 1500–1650 °C for 4–12 h. The temperature coefficient of resonance frequency (τ{sub f}) was influenced by the polarizability of B-site cations while relative permittivity (ε{sub r}) and quality factor (Q × f{sub o}) were dependent on the relative density. The samples investigated in the present study exhibited reasonable ε{sub r} (39–48.3), high Q × f{sub o} (11823–19070 GHz) and near zero τ{sub f} (−1.28 to −22.16 ppm/°C). These ceramics might be potential candidates for microwave devices. - Highlights: • New A{sub 9}B{sub 9}O{sub 31} (A = La; B = Ti, Mg, Sc, Fe, Al, Ga) type compounds were processed. • All the compositions formed single phase ceramics with orthorhombic (Pnma) symmetry. • The dielectric properties were strongly influenced by the processing condition. • The best dielectric properties achieved were ε{sub r} = 42, Q{sub f} = 17216 GHz and τ{sub f} ∼ −1.3 ppm/°C. • Sc- and Fe-based compounds meet the bench mark for MW applications.

  3. 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.

  4. The transport properties of the molecular-scale B{sub 2}C and BC{sub 3} electronic devices

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    Li Guiqin, E-mail: ligqin@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Li Runqin [Inner Mongolia Radio and TV University, 010010 (China)

    2012-09-01

    The transport properties of the molecular-scale B{sub 2}C and BC{sub 3} electronic devices are investigated with an ab initio method combined with a nonequilibrium Green function technique. The effects of different BC graphenes and ribbon lengths on the transport properties of the devices are significant. The results show that the devices with different BC graphenes and sizes have unusual transmission coefficients, which leads to special current transport mechanisms for the devices. Notably, the current strength of the device with the shortest ribbon length is the largest in three B{sub 2}C devices, but the current strength of the device with the shortest ribbon length is the smallest for BC{sub 3} device.

  5. 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.

  6. A dusk-dawn asymmetry in the response of the magnetosphere to the IMF B/sub z/ component

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    On the basis of interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) data obtained simultaneously in the upstream dusk and dawn sectors of the magnetosphere it is shown that there are periods when the IMF is substantially nonuniform across the magnetosphere. Geomagnetic activity as expressed by the AE index seems to be more closely related to variations in the IMF B/sub z/ component recorded in the dusk sector

  7. 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.)

  8. 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

  9. Cutting tool performance enhancement by using a B{sub 4}C/BCN/C-BN multilayer system

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    Bejarano Gaitan, G. [Technological Development Center ASTIN-SENA, Cali (Colombia); Group of Corrosion and Protection, University of Antioquia, Medellin (Colombia); Caicedo, J.C. [Technological Development Center ASTIN-SENA, Cali (Colombia); Excellence Center for Novel Materials, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia); Prieto, P. [Excellence Center for Novel Materials, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia); Balogh, Adam G. [Institute of Materials Science, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany)

    2007-07-01

    Thin films of B{sub 4}C/BCN/c-BN multilayers were deposited on to AISI M2 high speed steel substrates by rf. (13.56 MHz) multi-target magnetron sputtering from high purity (99.99%) h-BN and a (99.5%)B{sub 4}C target, in Ar(90%)/N{sub 2}(10%) gasmixture. For their deposition we varied the bias voltage of the B{sub 4}C films between -50 and -250 V and, for the BCN coatings the nitrogen gas flow from 3% to 12%. A 300-nm thick TiN buffer layer was first deposited to improve the adhesion of all samples. Mechanical properties like hardness, elastic Young modulus, and adhesion were determined by nanoindentation and scratch measurements. Finally, cutting tools were carried out. Tool performance was registered as functions of bilayer numbers showed enhancement between 60% and 107% and a surface roughness reduction of 60% for cutting tools coated with 16 bilayers, compared to uncoated tools. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  10. The influence of Ga additions on electric and magnetic properties of Co{sub 47}Fe{sub 21}B{sub 21}Si{sub 5}Nb{sub 6} alloy in crystal and liquid states

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    Sidorov, V., E-mail: vesidor@mail.ru; Rojkov, I.; Mikhailov, V. [Ural State Pedagogical University, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Svec, P.; Janickovic, D. [Institute of Physics SAS, Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2015-08-17

    The influence of small additions of gallium on electric resistivity and magnetic susceptibility of the bulk glass forming Co{sub 47}Fe{sub 20.9}B{sub 21.2}Si{sub 4.6}Nb{sub 6.3} alloy was studied in a wide temperature range up to 1830 K. Gallium atoms were found to increase resistivity but decrease susceptibility of the alloy. The suppositions about clusters surrounding Ga atoms in the melt and new GFA criterion are given.

  11. Effect of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition on the sintering behavior, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Rhim, S.M.; Hong, S.M.; Bak, H.J.; Kim, O.K. [Hanyang University, Ansan (Korea)

    1999-07-01

    The effect of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition on the sintering behavior, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3} ceramics were investigated. The sample with 0.5 wt% B{sub 2}O{sub 3} was sintered under 1150{sup o} C. The dielectric and ferroelectric properties of BST with 0.5 wt% B{sub 2}O{sub 3} was as good as BST without B{sub 2}O{sub 3} sintered at 1350{sup o} C and its dielectric loss was even better. When B{sub 2}O{sub 3} was added over 1.0 wt%, the overdoped B{sub 2}O{sub 3} remained in the specimens and formed a second phase, which degraded the sintering behavior, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of BST. 14 refs., 11 figs.

  12. 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.

  13. Optical conductivity of LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C in the terahertz range

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    Fischer, T.; Pronin, A.V.; Wosnitza, J. [Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden (HLD), FZ Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Niemeier, T.; Holzapfel, B. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung, 01171 Dresden (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    Using a backward-wave-oscillator-based setup in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer arrangement, we have measured the temperature- and frequency-dependent transmission and phase-shift spectra of LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C films on MgO substrates in the range 200 GHz-1.4 THz. From the measured spectra, we have directly calculated the complex optical conductivity. We observe a clear signature of the superconducting energy gap in the spectra. In the talk, a comparison of the experimentally obtained spectra with theoretical predictions for a multi-band superconductor is given.

  14. Effect of magnetism on superconductivity in rare-earth compounds RE Ni{sub 2} B{sub 2} C

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    Zeng, Z.; Guenzburger, Diana; Baggio-Saitovitch, E.M. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Ellis, D.E. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Materials Research Center

    1995-12-01

    Spin-polarized first-principles density-functional electronic structure calculations were performed for 73-atoms embedded-clusters representing antiferromagnetic RE Ni{sub 2} B{sub 2} C (RE=Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Ho, Tm). A substantial difference in the extend of the exchange polarization of the conduction electrons between early and late rare-earth compounds is revealed. This result is believed to be relevant to phenomena of coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism in these compounds. (author). 24 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  15. 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.

  16. Anomalous suppression of transport critical current below B/sub c/2 (T) in oriented sintered samples of DyBa2Cu3O7

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    Measurements of the transport critical current density (J/sub c//sub t/ ) of textured sintered samples of DyBa2 Cu3 O7 have been made as a function of temperature in magnetic fields up to 27 T. Data with the current orthogonal to the applied field for the high B/sub c/2 (T) (Bperpendicularc axis) and the low B/sub c/2 (T) (Bparallelc axis) orientations are presented. We report the anomalous suppression of the transport critical current when current flows along the c axis at 24 T and 4.2 K, a field which is well below B/sub c/2 (∼100 T)= at this temperature

  17. 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.

  18. Magnetic phase diagrams of Ho{sub 1-x}Dy{sub x}Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Lee, W.C. [Department of Physics, Sookmyung Women' s University, Seoul 140-742 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail: wclee@sookmyung.ac.kr

    2008-08-01

    We performed the magnetization measurement on Ho{sub 1-x}Dy{sub x}Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C single crystals (x=0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.6) with magnetic field applied perpendicular and parallel to the c-axis. But only for the magnetic field perpendicular to the c-axis, the increase of Dy{sup 3+} concentration affects the magnetically ordered states of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C compound and makes the phase diagram more complicated. The antiferromagnetic ordering state attributed to Dy{sup 3+} sublattice starts to appear from a case of x=0.2 and finally the magnetic phase diagram becomes analogous to that of DyNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C as x is increased which is consistent with the neutron scattering result.

  19. Crystallization and preliminary structure analysis of CobE, an essential protein of cobalamin (vitamin B{sub 12}) biosynthesis

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    Vévodová, Jitka [Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5YW (United Kingdom); Graham, Ross M.; Raux, Evelyne; Warren, Martin J. [School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Wilson, Keith S., E-mail: keith@ysbl.york.ac.uk [Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5YW (United Kingdom)

    2005-04-01

    P. aeruginosa CobE, a protein implicated in vitamin B{sub 12} biosynthesis, has been crystallized and data on the native and SeMet forms recorded to resolutions of 1.9 and 1.7 Å, respectively. The anomalous measurements will be used for phasing. CobE, a protein implicated in vitamin B{sub 12} biosynthesis, from Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been overexpressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized using hanging-drop vapour diffusion. The crystals belong to the primitive orthorhombic space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 31.86, b = 41.07, c = 87.41 Å. The diffraction extends to a resolution of 1.9 Å. There is one molecule per asymmetric unit and the estimated solvent content is 35%. SeMet-labelled CobE has been prepared and crystallizes under the same conditions as the native protein with diffraction to 1.7 Å. The anomalous measurements will be used for phasing.

  20. 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.

  1. (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

  2. The lone-pairs enhanced birefringence and SHG response: A DFT investigation on M{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl (M = Sr, Ba, and Pb)

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    Jing, Qun [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Department of Physics, School of Science, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832000 (China); Dong, Xiaoyu [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Engineering Department of Chemistry and Environment, Xinjiang Institute of Engineering, 236 Nanchang Road, Urumqi 830091 (China); Chen, Xinglong [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Yang, Zhihua, E-mail: zhyang@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Pan, Shilie, E-mail: slpan@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); and others

    2015-05-12

    Highlights: • Enhanced birefringence and SHG response of Pb{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl comparison with its isostructural M{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl. • The enhancement originates from the covalent interaction of Pb and O atoms. • The interaction of Pb–O reduces the bandgap comparison with its isostructural M{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl. - Abstract: It is important to investigate the electronic structures and optical properties of the UV NLO compound containing lone-pairs electrons, aiming to make a subtle balance among relative large SHG response, big birefringence and deep bandgap. In this paper, the electronic structures and optical properties of M{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl (M = Sr, Ba, and Pb) have been investigated using the DFT method. The results show that the enhanced birefringence and SHG response are found in Pb{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl comparison with that of Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl and Ba{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl. And the enhanced birefringence and SHG response in Pb{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Cl originate from the covalent interaction between the oxygen and lead atoms.

  3. Thermodynamic analysis of binary Fe{sub 85}B{sub 15} to quinary Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} alloys for primary crystallizations of α-Fe in nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys

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    Takeuchi, A., E-mail: takeuchi@imr.tohoku.ac.jp; Zhang, Y.; Takenaka, K.; Makino, A. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2015-05-07

    Fe-based Fe{sub 85}B{sub 15}, Fe{sub 84}B{sub 15}Cu{sub 1}, Fe{sub 82}Si{sub 2}B{sub 15}Cu{sub 1}, Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 12}Cu{sub 1}, and Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} (NANOMET{sup ®}) alloys were experimental and computational analyzed to clarify the features of NANOMET that exhibits high saturation magnetic flux density (B{sub s}) nearly 1.9 T and low core loss than conventional nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys. The X-ray diffraction analysis for ribbon specimens produced experimentally by melt spinning from melts revealed that the samples were almost formed into an amorphous single phase. Then, the as-quenched samples were analyzed with differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) experimentally for exothermic enthalpies of the primary and secondary crystallizations (ΔH{sub x1} and ΔH{sub x2}) and their crystallization temperatures (T{sub x1} and T{sub x2}), respectively. The ratio ΔH{sub x1}/ΔH{sub x2} measured by DSC experimentally tended to be extremely high for the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} alloy, and this tendency was reproduced by the analysis with commercial software, Thermo-Calc, with database for Fe-based alloys, TCFE7 for Gibbs free energy (G) assessments. The calculations exhibit that a volume fraction (V{sub f}) of α-Fe tends to increase from 0.56 for the Fe{sub 85}B{sub 15} to 0.75 for the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} alloy. The computational analysis of the alloys for G of α-Fe and amorphous phases (G{sub α-Fe} and G{sub amor}) shows that a relationship G{sub α-Fe} ∼ G{sub amor} holds for the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 12}Cu{sub 1}, whereas G{sub α-Fe} < G{sub amor} for the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} alloy at T{sub x1} and that an extremely high V{sub f} = 0.75 was achieved for the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} alloy by including 2.8 at. % Si and 4.5 at. % P into α-Fe. These computational results indicate that the Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub

  4. Potential NRQCD for unequal masses and the B{sub c} spectrum at N{sup 3}LO

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    Peset, Clara; Pineda, Antonio [Barcelona Univ. Autonoma (Spain). Dept. Fisica y IFAE-BIST; Stahlhofen, Maximilian [DESY Hamburg (Germany). Theory Group; Mainz Univ. (Germany). PRISMA Cluster of Excellence

    2015-11-15

    We determine the 1/m and 1/m{sup 2} spin-independent heavy quarkonium potentials in the unequal mass case with O(α{sup 3}) and O(α{sup 2}) accuracy, respectively. We discuss in detail different methods to calculate the potentials, and show the equivalence among them. In particular we obtain, for the first time, the manifestly gauge invariant 1/m and 1/m{sup 2} potentials in terms of Wilson loops with next-to-leading order (NLO) precision. As an application of our results we derive the theoretical expression for the B{sub c} spectrum in the weak-coupling limit through next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (N{sup 3}LO).

  5. Processing and characterization of B{sub 4}C-SiC-Si-TiB{sub 2} composites

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    Patel, Manish, E-mail: patelmet@yahoo.co.uk [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad 58 (India); Subrahmanyam, J.; Prasad, V.V. Bhanu; Goyal, Rajnish [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad 58 (India)

    2010-06-25

    B{sub 4}C-SiC-Si-TiB{sub 2} composites were synthesized by a two step process. TiB{sub 2} particles in the size range 2-5 {mu}m were generated in situ in the first step and were distributed in the residual silicon present in the reaction bonded boron carbide, in the second step. The composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron probe micro analysis (EPMA) and micro-hardness testing. The density and average hardness of siliconized boron carbide samples with and without TiB{sub 2} particle reinforcement were found to be 2.67 g/cm{sup 3} and 25 GPa and 2.54 g/cm{sup 3} and 21 GPa, respectively.

  6. Structure, growth and properties of a novel polar material, KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}

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    Zhao, Wenwu [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Pan, Shilie, E-mail: slpan@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Wang, Yongjiang [Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO), CAS (China); Yang, Zhihua; Wang, Xian; Han, Jian [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China)

    2012-11-15

    A novel polar material, KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}, has been obtained by the high temperature solution method for the first time. It crystallizes in the polar space group Ama2. The material exhibits a three-dimensional structure consisting of interconnecting KO{sub 10} groups, SrO{sub x} (x=8, 9) units and isolated BO{sub 3} triangles. DSC/TG curve shows that KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} melts incongruently. The calculated band structures and the density of states of KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} suggest that its direct gap is 3.897 eV. The absorption spectrum indicates the absorption edge of KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} is about 302 nm. It produces SHG intensity about as large as that of KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4} (KDP) and is phase matchable. - Graphical abstract: Viewed along the c-axis, B(2)O{sub 3} triangles and B(3)O{sub 3} triangles are parallel with the (0 1 0) face and opposite to each other. However, all the B(1)O{sub 3} triangles have the same direction along the c-axis. So the main SHG efficiency of the compound comes from B(1)O{sub 3} triangles according to the anion group theory. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A polar material, KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9}, has been obtained by high temperature solution method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The material consists of KO{sub 10} units, SrO{sub x}(x=8, 9) units and isolated BO{sub 3} units. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} produces SHG intensity as large as that of KDP and is phase matchable. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The absorption edge of KSr{sub 4}B{sub 3}O{sub 9} is about 302 nm.

  7. Interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C revisited

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    Alleno, E [ICMPE-CMTR, UMR 7182 CNRS-Universite Paris 12, 2-8 rue H Dunant, 94320 Thiais (France); Singh, S; Dhar, S K [TIFR, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India); Andre, G, E-mail: eric.alleno@icmpe.cnrs.f [LLB, CEA-CNRS Saclay, 91191 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex (France)

    2010-04-15

    In this work the magnetic and superconducting properties of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C were investigated by using powder neutron diffraction and the specific heat and upper critical field (H{sub c2}) measurements as a function of temperature. Below T=8 K, three distinct anomalies at the temperatures T{sub N}=5.2 K, T{sub H1}=5.6 K and T{sub M}=6.0 K were observed in the specific heat of HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, as reported in the literature. Our neutron data confirm the transitions to the Neel structure (q{sub N}=c{sup *}) at T{sub N} and to the modulated structure (q{sub M}=0.586a{sup *}) at T{sub M}. The peak at T{sub H1}=5.7 K in the specific heat data, whose exact nature was not known hitherto, is now attributed to the onset of a q{sub H1}=0.905c{sup *} magnetic helical structure as seen in our neutron data. Comparison between the thermal evolution of the magnetic structures and the temperature dependence of the upper critical field confirms that the first H{sub c2}(T) depression at 6.1 K arises from the q{sub M}=0.586a{sup *} modulated magnetic structure. The second depression in H{sub c2}(T) below 5.7 K can be ascribed to the q{sub H1}=0.905c{sup *} magnetic helical structure.

  8. High prevalence of mild hyperhomocysteinemia and folate, B/sub 12/ and B/sub 6/ deficiencies in an urban population in Karachi, Pakistan

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    To find out the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia, and deficiencies of folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 in an urban population in Karachi, Pakistan. Methodology: In a pre and post experimental study, eight hundred and seventy-two apparently healthy adults (aged 18-60 years; 355 males and 517 females) were recruited from a low-income urban locality in East of Karachi from February 2006 to March 2007. Fasting venous blood was obtained. Serum was analyzed for folate and vitamin B12. Plasma was analyzed for pyridoxal phosphate (PLP, co enzymic form of B6) and total homocysteine. A group of vitamin-deficient individuals (n=194) was given 3-week supplementation with folic acid (5mg/ day), methylcobalamin (0.5mg/day) and pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6, 50 mg/day). After supplementation, serum/plasma levels of folate, vitamin B12, PLP and homocysteine were again determined. Prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia (>15 mu mol/l) was 32%. Similarly percent values of folate deficiency (<3.5ng/ml), vitamin B6 deficiency (PLP<20 nmol/l) and vitamin B12 deficiency (<200pg/ml) in the study population were 27.5%, 33.7% and 9.74%, respectively. Hyperhomocysteinemia was associated with male sex, folate deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency [OR (95%CI), 8.3(5.7-12.1); 2.5(1.76-3.58); 2.6(1.5-4.5), respectively]. A 3-week supplementation with folic acid, methylcobalamin and pyridoxine hydrochloride in vitamin deficient subjects decreased plasma homocysteine levels by 37%. High prevalence estimates of folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 deficiencies appear to be the major determinants of hyperhomocysteinemia in a low income general population in Karachi. (author)

  9. Nanocrystallisation of Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 3}Nb{sub 1}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} melt-spun and glass-covered wires

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    Coisson, M. [DISPEA Politecnico di Torino and INFM, Torino (Italy); Tiberto, P.; Vinai, F. [Ist. Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris and INFM, Torino (Italy); Chiriac, H.; Borza, F. [Inst. of Technical Physics, Iasi (Romania)

    2001-07-01

    In this paper a presentation of the nanocrystallisation process on Fe{sub 73.5}Cu{sub 3}Nb{sub 1}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9} rapidly solidified and glass covered wires is given, through giant magneto-impedance (GMI) and low field magnetic susceptibility measurements. Conventional (furnace) thermal treatments and dc joule heating were performed on selected samples of both rapidly solidified and glass covered wires. Low field magnetic susceptibility measurements were also made to more completely describe the behaviour of the studied systems. Rapidly solidified and glass covered wires both show a good GMI response (of the order of 100%), at least at frequencies of 5-10 MHz. High GMI values have been obtained also for joule heated samples, but because of their low reproducibility they are not clear indicators of the nanocrystalline state of the material. (orig.)

  10. Effect of leaching in Na{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-SiO{sub 2} system glass on borate anomaly

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    Kim, Myeong Jeong; Lee, Byung Chul; Ryu, Bong Ki [Pusan National Univ., Pusan(Korea, Republic of); Choi, Jong Rak; Kim, Cheon Woo; Park, Jong Kil; Shin, Sang Woon; Ha, Jong Hyun; Song, Myung Jae [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-07-01

    Vitrification is an attractive approach for treatment of the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. The borosilicate glass has received major consideration as the primary waste form for the disposal of the radioactive waste. In this study, we examined Na{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-SiO{sub 2} system glass as radioactive waste glass. The quantitative analysis by ICP for leached solution has shown that the more SiO{sub 2} in glass decrease the leaching rate from the glass. It was found that higher BO{sub 4} tetrahedra structure leads to increase the chemical durability.

  11. Synthesis, crystal structure, spectrum properties, and electronic structure of a new three-borate Ba{sub 4}Na{sub 2}Zn{sub 4}(B{sub 3}O{sub 6}){sub 2}(B{sub 12}O{sub 24}) with two isolated types of blocks: 3[3Δ] and 3[2Δ + 1T

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    Chen, Xuean, E-mail: xueanchen@bjut.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Ping Le Yuan 100, Beijing 100124 (China); Chen, Yanjun; Sun, Chong; Chang, Xinan [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Ping Le Yuan 100, Beijing 100124 (China); Xiao, Weiqiang [Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124 (China)

    2013-08-15

    Graphical abstract: Ba{sub 4}Na{sub 2}Zn{sub 4}(B{sub 3}O{sub 6}){sub 2}(B{sub 12}O{sub 24}) contains complicated porous anionic layers composed of ZnO{sub 4} tetrahedra, [B{sub 3}O{sub 6}]{sup 3−} rings with notation of 3[3Δ], and [B{sub 12}O{sub 24}]{sup 12−} groups built up from four BO{sub 4} tetrahedra and eight BO{sub 3} triangles with notation of 2 × {2 × (3[2Δ + 1T])}. The anionic layers stack along c-axis, with the intralayer open channels and interlayer void spaces occupied by Na{sup +} or Ba{sup 2+} cations to balance charge. Highlights: •Ba{sub 4}Na{sub 2}Zn{sub 4}(B{sub 3}O{sub 6}){sub 2}(B{sub 12}O{sub 24}) has been prepared by solid state reaction method. •It has a layered structure consisting of ZnO{sub 4} tetrahedra, [B{sub 3}O{sub 6}]{sup 3−} rings, and [B{sub 12}O{sub 24}]{sup 12−} groups. •The IR spectrum confirmed the presence of both BO{sub 3} and BO{sub 4} groups. •UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectrum revealed a band gap of about 3.13 eV. •Band structure calculations indicated that it is an indirect band material. -- Abstract: A new barium sodium zincoborate, Ba{sub 4}Na{sub 2}Zn{sub 4}(B{sub 3}O{sub 6}){sub 2}(B{sub 12}O{sub 24}), has been prepared by solid state reaction method below 750 °C. Single-crystal XRD analysis showed that it crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1{sup ¯} with a = 7.0288(14) Å, b = 7.0687(14) Å, c = 17.501(4) Å, α = 91.92(3)°, β = 96.46(3)°, γ = 119.72(3)°, Z = 1. The crystal structure exhibits complicated porous anionic layers composed of ZnO{sub 4} tetrahedra, [B{sub 3}O{sub 6}]{sup 3−} rings with notation of 3[3Δ], and [B{sub 12}O{sub 24}]{sup 12−} groups built up from four BO{sub 4} tetrahedra and eight BO{sub 3} triangles with notation of 2 × {2 × (3[2Δ + 1T])}. The anionic layers stack along c-axis, with the intralayer open channels and interlayer void spaces occupied by Na{sup +} or Ba{sup 2+} cations to balance charge. The IR spectrum further confirmed the

  12. 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}.

  13. Iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine cardiac scintigraphy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Therapeutic effects of aldose reductase inhibitor and vitamin B{sub 12}

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    Utsunomiya, Keita [Osaka Medical Coll., Takatsuki (Japan)

    1997-12-01

    Twenty normal volunteers (C group) and 56 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) who did not have ischemic heart diseases (DM group), were evaluated by means of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy. The uptake ratio between the cardiac muscle and the upper mediastinum was calculated. The ratio determined from the initial I-123-MIBG scintigraphy image was expressed as HMi, and that determined from the delayed image was expressed as HMd. The washout rate percentage (%WR) was calculated. At least one instance of either the HMi, the HMd, or %WR was outside the mean{+-}1 standard deviation of C group in 34 DM group patients. Aldose reductase inhibitor (ARI) was administered to 17 of the 34 patients and Vitamin B{sub 12} (VB{sub 12}) to the remaining 17 patients, for 3 to 5 months. Before and after treatment, scintigraphic studies with I-123-MIBG were carried out, and the HMi, HMd, and %WR were calculated. There were no significant differences found in FBG, HbA1c, or 1.5-AG levels after treatment with either drug, when compared to the pretreatment values. Both HMi and HMd in the DM group were significantly lower, and %WR was significantly higher than in the C group. The changes in HMi, HMd, and %WR after treatment with ARI were not significant. After treatment with VB{sub 12}, the HMi and HMd levels were significantly increased (p<0.01). Thus, measurement of myocardial MIBG accumulation is a promising new method to detect cardiac sympathetic denervation in diabetic patients. With these changes in treatment, VB{sub 12} was shown to be effective for improvement of HMi and HMd in NIDDM. (author)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.)

  17. 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

  18. Synergies of the decays B{sub s} → K{sup *-} l{sup +}ν and B → K* l{sup +}l{sup -}

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    Feldmann, Thorsten; Mueller, Bastian; Dyk, Danny van [Universitaet Siegen (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    In light of the tension between inclusive and exclusive determinations of the CKM matrix element vertical stroke V{sub ub} vertical stroke, we investigate with the decay B{sub s} → K{sup *-} l{sup +}ν an interesting, independent probe of vertical stroke V{sub ub} vertical stroke in exclusive decays. We present analytic expressions for the full angular distribution of the subsequent K{sup *-} → K{sup -}π decay. Numerical estimates are given for a subset of observables. In addition, we combine the angular observables of the decays B{sub s} → K{sup *-} l{sup +}ν and B → K* l{sup +}l{sup -} into new optimized observables, which offer the opportunity to reduce theoretical uncertainties.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Radio recombination lines from H+ regions and cold interstellar clouds: computation of the bsub(n) factors

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    Emission lines produced by the recombination of hydrogen and hydrogenic ions are observed from many astronomical sources; maser amplification is frequently present. The recombination line spectrum depends upon the populations of the energy levels of the emitting species. The present program computes the ratio, bsub(n), of the population of energy level n to the (known) population in thermodynamic equilibrium for given values of electron temperature and density. A background radiation field may be present. The results are accurate for the range of temperatures and densities associated with cold clouds, H+ regions, and planetary nebulae (10-20000 K, 10-4-106 cm-3). The method is that described by Brocklehurst but with the collision cross-sections of Gee et al. In statistical equilibrium, the rates of population and depopulation of each of the infinitely many energy levels must be equal. The infinite system of linear algebraic equations thus defined is truncated, and correction terms are added to compensate for the omitted levels. The resulting system is condensed to a smaller size and solved. The equations of radiative transfer must in principle be solved simultaneously with the population equations. In practice it is uaually sufficient to consider the optical depth for each line to be either zero (no absorption) or infinite (on-the-spot absorption). (Auth.)

  2. Effect of pressure on the superconductivity and magnetism in HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Nobori, Masatoshi; Nakano, Tomohito; Oomi, Gendo [Department of physics, Kyushu university, Hakozaki 812-8581, Fukuoka (Japan); Canfield, P C [Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Cho, B K [Center for Frontier Materials and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-01-15

    The electrical resistivity of single crystalline HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C has been measured under pressure up to 3.0 GPa. At ambient pressure, the resistivity shows sudden drop below T{sub c} = 8.8 K, and becomes zero below 8.0 K. At 2.0 GPa, it drops below T{sub c} = 8.1 K, becomes zero below 7.2 K, and shows a peak around 5.9 K due to the antiferromagnetic (AFM) order. Then it becomes zero again below 5.7 K. It is observed that the superconductivity is affected strongly by changing current density. T{sub c} with 5.6 A/cm{sup 2} decreases with increasing pressure. On the other hand, T{sub c} increases when a current density is close to the critical current density J{sub c} = 63.9 A/cm{sup 2} with increasing pressure up to 3.0 GPa.

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

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    Utsunomiya, Keita; Narabayashi, Isamu [Osaka Medical Coll., Takatsuki (Japan); Tamura, Koji; Nakaya, Yuko; Saika, Yoshinori; Kariyone, Shigeo; Ohnishi, Akira

    1998-04-01

    Based on the report that metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake into myocardial sympathetic nerve is useful for evaluation of diabetic heart sympathetic nerve dysfunction, authors examined the effects of epalrestat and vitamin B{sub 12} on the uptake. Subjects giving informed consent were 32 NIDDM patients without hypertensive or ischemic heart diseases on examination by {sup 201}Tl scintigraphy and others. At 10 min and 4 hr after intravenous injection of 111 MBq of {sup 123}I-MIBG, myocardial scintigraphy was performed to obtain the planar images with Siemens ZLC-370 gamma camera, whose data were processed by Shimadzu Scintipack 700 and evaluated by HM=early mean counts in heart (H)/early mean counts in mediastinum (M) and by %WR= (H-M)-(delayed H-delayed M) /(H-M). Epalrestat (150 mg/day) and vitamin B{sub 12} (1.5 mg/day) was given to each 16 patients for 3-5 months and {sup 123}I-MIBG scintigraphy was again carried out to calculate HM and %WR. As results, HM and %WR were not significantly changed by treatment with epalrestat but were improved with vitamin B{sub 12} significantly. (K.H.)

  4. 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)

  5. Exploring B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup ( Low-Asterisk ){+-}}K{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} decays in the presence of a sizable width difference {Delta}{Gamma}{sub s}

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    De Bruyn, Kristof [Nikhef, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Fleischer, Robert, E-mail: Robert.Fleischer@nikhef.nl [Nikhef, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands); Knegjens, Robert [Nikhef, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Merk, Marcel [Nikhef, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands); Schiller, Manuel; Tuning, Niels [Nikhef, Science Park 105, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2013-03-11

    The B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup ( Low-Asterisk ){+-}}K{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} decays allow a theoretically clean determination of {phi}{sub s}+{gamma}, where {phi}{sub s} is the B{sub s}{sup 0}-B{sup Macron }{sub s}{sup 0} mixing phase and {gamma} the usual angle of the unitarity triangle. A sizable B{sub s} decay width difference {Delta}{Gamma}{sub s} was recently established, which leads to subtleties in analyses of the B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup ( Low-Asterisk ){+-}}K{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} branching ratios but also offers new 'untagged' observables, which do not require a distinction between initially present B{sub s}{sup 0} or B{sup Macron }{sub s}{sup 0} mesons. We clarify these effects and address recent measurements of the ratio of the B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup {+-}}K{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign }, B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup {+-}}{pi}{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} branching ratios. In anticipation of future LHCb analyses, we apply the SU(3) flavour symmetry of strong interactions to convert the B-factory data for B{sub d}{yields}D{sup ( Low-Asterisk ){+-}}{pi}{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign }, B{sub d}{yields}D{sub s}{sup {+-}}{pi}{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} decays into predictions of the B{sub s}{yields}D{sub s}{sup ( Low-Asterisk ){+-}}K{sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} observables, and discuss strategies for the extraction of {phi}{sub s}+{gamma}, with a special focus on untagged observables and the resolution of discrete ambiguities. Using our theoretical predictions as a guideline, we make simulations to estimate experimental sensitivities, and extrapolate to the end of the planned LHCb upgrade. We find that the interplay between the untagged observables, which are accessible thanks to the sizable {Delta}{Gamma}{sub s}, and the mixing-induced CP asymmetries, which require tagging, will play the key role for the experimental determination of {phi}{sub s}+{gamma}.

  6. Magnetic and structural effects of partial Ce substitution in Y b{sub 14}MnSb{sub 11}

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    Grebenkemper, Jason H.; Kauzlarich, Susan M., E-mail: smkauzlarich@ucdavis.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Single crystals of Y b{sub 14−x}Ce{sub x}MnSb{sub 11} were grown from tin metal as a flux solvent with a maximum Ce incorporation of 0.6. The phases with x ∼ 0.1–0.6 crystallize in the tetragonal Ca{sub 14}AlSb{sub 11} structure type with I4{sub 1}/acd space group. In this structure type, there are 4 crystallographically unique Yb sites and the structure can be described according to the Zintl concept as containing 14Y b{sup 2+} + [MnSb{sub 4}]{sup 9−} + [Sb{sub 3}]{sup 7−} + 4Sb{sup 3−}. For x > 0.3, Ce is incorporated on specific Yb sites in the structure as a function of x, initially at x = 0.3 on the Yb(2) site followed by Yb(4) at higher values of x. These sites have the largest volume as indicated by Hirshfeld surface analysis of chemical bonding. As Ce content is increased, the ferromagnetic ordering temperatures decrease and effective paramagnetic moments increase. The magnetic ordering temperatures decrease from the undoped T{sub C} of 50 K until x ∼ 0.4, where the lowest T{sub C} of 39 K is reached. As the additional electron introduced by Ce{sup 3+} fills the hole associated with [MnSb{sub 4}]{sup 9−}, the screening of the Mn moments is reduced. This leads to an increase in overall moment attributed to Mn in addition to the moment from the Ce{sup 3+}f electron. Increasing Ce content also leads to an increase in electrical resistivity, an expected effect from reducing the carrier concentration.

  7. Model-based analysis of thromboxane B{sub 2} and prostaglandin E{sub 2} as biomarkers in the safety evaluation of naproxen

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    Sahota, Tarjinder; Sanderson, Ian; Danhof, Meindert [Division of Pharmacology, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden (Netherlands); Della Pasqua, Oscar [Division of Pharmacology, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden (Netherlands); Clinical Pharmacology Modelling and Simulation, GlaxoSmithKline, Uxbridge (United Kingdom)

    2014-08-01

    The assessment of safety in traditional toxicology protocols relies on evidence arising from observed adverse events (AEs) in animals and on establishing their correlation with different measures of drug exposure (e.g., C{sub max} and AUC). Such correlations, however, ignore the role of biomarkers, which can provide further insight into the underlying pharmacological mechanisms. Here we use naproxen as a paradigm drug to explore the feasibility of a biomarker-guided approach for the prediction of AEs in humans. A standard toxicology protocol was set up for the evaluation of effects of naproxen in rat, in which four doses were tested (7.5, 15, 40 and 80 mg/kg). In addition to sparse blood sampling for the assessment of exposure, thromboxane B{sub 2} and prostaglandin E{sub 2} were also collected in satellite groups. Nonlinear mixed effects modelling was used to evaluate the predictive performance of the approach. A one-compartmental model with first order absorption was found to best describe the pharmacokinetics of naproxen. A nonlinear relationship between dose and bioavailability was observed which leads to a less than proportional increase in naproxen concentrations with increasing doses. The pharmacodynamics of TXB{sub 2} and PGE{sub 2} was described by direct inhibition models with maximum pharmacological effects achieved at doses > 7.5 mg/kg. The predicted PKPD relationship in humans was within 10-fold of the values previously published. Moreover, our results indicate that biomarkers can be used to assess interspecies differences in PKPD and extrapolated data from animals to humans. Biomarker sampling should be used systematically in general toxicity studies. - Highlights: • Prediction of a drug's safety profile from preclinical protocols remains challenging. • Pharmacokinetic measures of safe exposure (e.g., AUC) ignore the role of biomarkers. • PKPD relationships enable the evaluation of adverse events in a mechanistic manner. • Major

  8. Effect of grain size on nano-indentation property of Co{sub 60}Fe{sub 20}B{sub 20} thin film

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    Chen, Yuan-Tsung, E-mail: ytchen@isu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 840, Taiwan, ROC (China); Wu, Chia-Wen [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 840, Taiwan, ROC (China)

    2013-02-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A plane-view image was captured under a HRTEM to determine the distribution of grains. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The increased hardness and Young's modulus are reasonably inferred from a Hall-Petch effect. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Annealing increased the area of the nano-indentation triangle by SEM observation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The nano-mechanical properties of the post-annealed film are worse than the as-deposited film. - Abstract: This study investigates the nano-mechanical properties of Co{sub 60}Fe{sub 20}B{sub 20} thin films and the effect of the size of the grains on them. These films were sputtered onto glass substrates to thicknesses from 1000 A to 5000 A under the following conditions: (a) substrate temperature maintained at RT, (b) post-annealing at a treatment temperature of 150 Degree-Sign C for 1 h, (c) post-annealing at a treatment temperature of 250 Degree-Sign C for 1 h, and (d) post-annealing at a treatment temperature of 350 Degree-Sign C for 1 h. A plane-view image was captured under a high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) to determine the distribution of grains. The selected-area-diffraction (SAD) pattern was obtained using HRTEM. The electron diffraction pattern revealed that the CoFeB thin film had a nano-crystallization body-centered cubic (BCC) CoFeB structure and strong CoFeB (1 1 0) crystallization. A higher annealing temperature resulted in a larger grain. The average grain size increased with the thickness of the CoFeB thin film. The hardness and Young's modulus were obtained using nano-indentation. Results concerning the grain size and the nano-indentation measurement an increase in hardness and Young's modulus are reasonably inferred from a smaller grain size, consistent with the 'Hall-Petch' effect. The nano-indentation microstructure was obtained by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Annealing increased the area of the nano

  9. The electronic structure, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of Mo{sub 2}XB{sub 2} and MoX{sub 2}B{sub 4} (X = Fe, Co, Ni) ternary borides

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    He, TianWei; Jiang, YeHua, E-mail: jiangyehua@kmust.edu.cn, E-mail: jfeng@seas.harvard.edu; Zhou, Rong [Faculty of Material Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); Feng, Jing, E-mail: jiangyehua@kmust.edu.cn, E-mail: jfeng@seas.harvard.edu [Faculty of Material Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

    2015-08-21

    The mechanical properties, electronic structure and thermodynamic properties of the Mo{sub 2}XB{sub 2} and MoX{sub 2}B{sub 4} (X = Fe, Co, Ni) ternary borides were calculated by first-principles methods. The elastic constants show that these ternary borides are mechanically stable. Formation enthalpy of Mo{sub 2}XB{sub 2} and MoX{sub 2}B{sub 4} (X = Fe, Co, Ni) ternary borides are at the range of −118.09 kJ/mol to −40.14 kJ/mol. The electronic structures and chemical bonding characteristics are analyzed by the density of states. Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2} has the largest shear and Young's modulus because of its strong chemical bonding, and the values are 204.3 GPa and 500.3 GPa, respectively. MoCo{sub 2}B{sub 4} shows the lowest degree of anisotropy due to the lack of strong direction in the bonding. The Debye temperature of MoFe{sub 2}B{sub 4} is the largest among the six phases, which means that MoFe{sub 2}B{sub 4} possesses the best thermal conductivity. Enthalpy shows an approximately linear function of the temperature above 300 K. The entropy of these compounds increase rapidly when the temperature is below 450 K. The Gibbs free energy decreases with the increase in temperature. MoCo{sub 2}B{sub 4} has the lowest Gibbs free energy, which indicates the strongest formation ability in Mo{sub 2}XB{sub 2} and MoX{sub 2}B{sub 4} (X = Fe, Co, Ni) ternary borides.

  10. 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

  11. Structure and magnetic properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe{sub 40}Co{sub 40}Cu{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 9}Al{sub 2}Si{sub 4}B{sub 4.5} alloys

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    Mitra, A. E-mail: amitra9@yahoo.com; Kim, H.-Y.; Louzguine, D.V.; Nishiyama, N.; Shen, B.; Inoue, A

    2004-07-01

    Crystallisation behaviour and magnetic properties of as-spun and annealed Fe{sub 40}Co{sub 40}Cu{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 9}Al{sub 2}Si{sub 4}B{sub 4.5} alloy have been studied. The annealing was performed at 873 K for 15 min. XRD and TEM studies shows the formation of nanocrystalline {alpha}-(Fe,Co)(SiAl) particles with 7.5{+-}2 nm in diameter dispersed in an amorphous matrix. The Curie temperature of the as-spun amorphous ribbon is 736 K. Saturation magnetisation of the annealed sample decreases at a rate of 0.5 emu/g/K in the measured temperature range of 300-1000 K. Excellent room temperature AC magnetic properties are achieved for the nanocrystalline sample. The low value of the imaginary part of the permeability and the high cut-off frequency (20 kHz) suggest that the eddy current contribution in the annealed materials is low. The coercivity of the annealed sample remains almost constant at 95 A/m up to the frequency of 20 kHz. High saturation magnetisation, high Curie temperature and excellent soft magnetic properties in the nanocrystalline state suggests that Fe{sub 40}Co{sub 40}Cu{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 9}Al{sub 2}Si{sub 4}B{sub 4.5} alloy is a strong candidate for high temperature magnetic application.

  12. Diagnosis of SDAT by HMPAO SPECT and vitamin B{sub 12} serum concentration; Diagnostik der SDAT mittels HMPAO-SPECT und Serumvitamin-B{sub 12}-Spiegel

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    Mikosch, P. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Gallowitsch, H.J. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Gomez, I. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Kresnik, E. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Ploeb, H. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin; Lind, P. [Landeskrankenhaus Klagenfurt (Austria). Abt. fuer Nuklearmedizin

    1995-06-01

    It is quite difficult to confirm the diagnosis of demential disorders, including senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) by clinical means only. Through the combination of {sup 99m}Tc-HMPAO brain SPECT and serum vitamin B{sub 12} determination it was hoped to speed up and improve the diagnosis of SDAT. 116 patients who had been divided into four groups according to their defect pattern in the {sup 99m}Tc-HMPAO brain SPECT 17 very probably had SDAT; of these 15 showed a defect pattern with brain SPECT which could be associated to SDAT. The majority of SDAT patients had serum vitamin B{sub 12} levels in the lower normal range or pathologically below that range. Both investigations contributed to establishing the SDAT diagnosis without replacing other investigations. The determination of serum vitamin B{sub 12} does not require any major additional effort. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die alleinige klinische Abklaerung dementieller Zustandsbilder, so auch der senilen Demenz vom Alzheimertyp (SDAT), ist schwierig. Durch die Kombination von {sup 99m}Tc-HMPAO-Gehirn-SPECT und Serumvitamin-B{sub 12}-Bestimmung erwarteten wir eine Beschleunigung und Verbesserung der Diagnostik der SDAT. Von 116 Patienten, die in 4 Gruppen, entsprechend ihrem {sup 99m}Tc-HMPAO-Verteilungsmuster eingeteilt worden waren, konnten bei 17 klinisch sehr wahrscheinlichen SDAT-Patienten bei 15 Auffaelligkeiten mit Hinweis auf SDAT im Gehirn SPECT gefunden werden. Ein Teil der Patienten wies einen niedrig-normalen bzw. pathologisch niedrigen Vitamin-B{sub 12}-Spiegel auf. Andere Untersuchungen wuerden durch die Kombination von Gehirn-SPECT und Serumvitamin-B{sub 12}-Bestimmung nicht ueberfluessig werden, obwohl beide Untersuchungen Informationen lieferten, die die Zuordnung zur Diagnose SDAT erleichterten. Die zusaetzliche Serumvitamin-B{sub 12}-Bestimmung stellt keinen wesentlichen Mehraufwand dar. (orig.)

  13. Semileptonic B{sub s} → D{sub s2}{sup *}(2573)l anti ν{sub l} transition in QCD

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    Azizi, K. [Dogus University, Department of Physics, Istanbul (Turkey); Sundu, H.; Sahin, S. [Kocaeli University, Department of Physics, Izmit (Turkey)

    2015-05-15

    We analyze the semileptonic B{sub s} → D{sub s2}{sup *}(2573)l anti ν{sub l} transition, where l = τ, μ or e, within the standard model.We apply the QCD sum rule approach to calculate the transition form factors entering the low energy Hamiltonian defining this channel. The fit functions of the form factors are used to estimate the total decay widths and branching fractions in all lepton channels. The orders of the branching ratios indicate that this transition is accessible at LHCb in the near future. (orig.)

  14. Anomalous CP-violation in B{sub s}-B-bar{sub s} mixing due to a light spin-one particle

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    Oh, Sechul, E-mail: scoh@phys.sinica.edu.t [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Tandean, Jusak [Center for Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics, National Central University, Chungli 320, Taiwan (China); Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2011-02-21

    The recent measurement of the like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in semileptonic b-hadron decays by the D0 Collaboration is about three sigmas away from the standard-model prediction, hinting at the presence of CP-violating new physics in the mixing of B{sub s} mesons. We consider the possibility that this anomalous result arises from the contribution of a light spin-1 particle. Taking into account various experimental constraints, we find that the effect of such a particle with mass below the b-quark mass can yield a prediction consistent with the anomalous D0 measurement within its one-sigma range.

  15. Synthesis and crystal structure of Ba{sub 26}B{sub 12}Si{sub 5}N{sub 27} containing [Si{sub 2}] dumbbells

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    Takayuki, Hashimoto [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Yamane, Hisanori, E-mail: yamane@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Becker, Nils [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52056 Aachen (Germany); Dronskowski, Richard [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52056 Aachen (Germany); Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, JARA-HPC, RWTH Aachen University, 52056 Aachen (Germany)

    2015-10-15

    Black, metallic luster, platelet single crystals of Ba{sub 26}B{sub 12}Si{sub 5}N{sub 27} were grown on a BN crucible wall by slowly cooling from 900 °C to 27 °C. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that Ba{sub 26}B{sub 12}Si{sub 5}N{sub 27} crystallizes in an orthorhombic cell (a=17.6942(4) Å, b=34.1437(6) Å, c=10.0410(2) Å; space group Fdd2). Isolated nitridoborate anionic groups [BN{sub 2}]{sup 3–}, dumbbell-type Zintl polyanions [Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–}, and nitride anions N{sup 3–} are included in the structure. The structural formula is represented as (Ba{sup 2+}){sub 26}([BN{sub 2}]{sup 3–}){sub 12}[([Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–}){sub 1.25}(N{sup 3–}){sub 2×0.75}]{sub 2}. The [Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–} dumbbell with a Si–Si length of 2.177(5) Å has a bond order of 2.6, which is close to the triple bond of Si. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of Ba{sub 26}B{sub 12}Si{sub 5}N{sub 27} grown by slow cooling from 900 °C have an orthorhombic crystal structure with space group Fdd2, containing nitridoborate anionic groups [BN{sub 2}]{sup 3–}, dumbbell-type Zintl polyanions [Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–}, and nitride anions N{sup 3–}. - Highlights: • A novel compound, Ba{sub 26}B{sub 12}Si{sub 5}N{sub 27}, was synthesized by slow cooling from 900 °C. • Single crystal X-ray diffraction clarified a new crystal structure. • Anionic groups [BN{sub 2}]{sup 3–} and dumbbell-type Zintl polyanions [Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–} are contained. • The [Si{sub 2}]{sup 2.8–} dumbbell has a bond order of 2.6, which is close to the triple bond.

  16. Small angle neutron scattering studies of the flux line lattices in the borocarbide superconductors

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    Eskildsen, Morten Ring

    1998-12-01

    This thesis describes small angle neutron scattering studies of the flux line lattice (FLL) in the following members of the borocarbide superconductors: YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, Y{sub 0.75}Lu{sub 0.25}Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and Lu(Ni{sub 1-x}CO{sub x}){sub 2}B{sub 2}C with x = 1.5 - 9%. Of the materials ErN{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C exhibits coexisting superconductivity and magnetic ordering. Three main conclusions can be derived from the results in this thesis. Existence of a low field hexagonal to square symmetry transition of the FLL, ubiquitous to the superconducting borocarbides, magnetic and non-magnetic alike. This symmetry transition is due to the four-fold anisotropy of the Fermi surface, distorting the screening currents towards a square flow pattern. This four-fold anisotropy together with non-local electrodynamics induces a transition to a square FLL, as the field is increased. Changing the non-locality range shifts the square to hexagonal transition onset field. A static disordering of the FLL in YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. In these materials one observes a well ordered FLL, with a longitudinal correlation length exceeding 100 flux line spacings. As the applied field is increased the longitudinal correlation length, increases with field up to H/H{sub c2} {approx} 0.2. Above this field the FLL correlation length slowly starts to fall off, in contradiction to theoretical models. The existence of complex interactions between the magnetic state and the FLL in TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. This is signalled by coinciding changes in the FLL symmetry and in the magnetic structure. The FLL show a two-step symmetry transition from square to rhombic and then hexagonal with increased field. In addition, the FLL reflectivity shows distinct peaks as the thulium ions orders magnetically at T{sub N} and across the field driven magnetic transition. No explanation for this behaviour

  17. 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.

  18. Damping and mechanical properties of (graphite+9Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.2B{sub 2}O{sub 3})/Mg metal matrix composites

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    Choi, I.; Kim, D. [Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Korea Maritime Univ., Pusan (Korea); Cho, K.; Park, I. [Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Pusan National Univ., Pusan (Korea)

    2004-07-01

    Mg alloys have potential to use automotive parts because of their weight and castability. High temperature strength and damping capacity is important to the automotive power train parts. Mg alloy has lower creep and thermal fatique strength but has better damping capacity than Al alloy. It is known that short fiber reinforced Mg metal matrix composites(MMC) exhibits superior high temperature strength and graphite reinforced Mg MMC shows excellent damping capacity. Therefore, in this study, the effect of graphite particles(15-25%) and alborex (9Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}.2B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) whiskers(5-15%) on the damping behavior and mechanical properties of Mg MMC was studied. Graphite particles and alborex whiskers were chosen to increase damping capacity and high temperature strength, respectively. The Mg MMC was fabricated by squeeze casting and the total quantity of reinforcements(graphite+alborex) was maintained to 30 volume percent. The damping capacity of the metal matrix composites was increased and the flexural strength and hardness were decreased with increasing the volume fraction of graphite particles, that is, reducing the volume fraction of alborex whiskers. (orig.)

  19. Revisiting B{sub s} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} in the two-Higgs doublet models with Z{sub 2} symmetry

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    Cheng, Xiao-Dong [Central China Normal University, Institute of Particle Physics and Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE), Wuhan, Hubei (China); Xinyang Normal University, College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinyang, Henan (China); Yang, Ya-Dong [Central China Normal University, Institute of Particle Physics and Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE), Wuhan, Hubei (China); Yuan, Xing-Bo [Yonsei University, Department of Physics and IPAP, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China)

    2016-03-15

    We revisit the rare leptonic decay B{sub s} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} in the two-Higgs doublet models (2HDMs) with a softly broken Z{sub 2} symmetry, namely type-I, type-II, type-X and type-Y 2HDMs. We have derived the relevant full one-loop Wilson coefficients of the four 2HDMs from the recent calculation in the aligned 2HDM by Li, Lu and Pich, which could be mapped to all the four 2HDMs for both large and small tan β. It is found that a new term associated with the soft Z{sub 2} symmetry breaking parameter M can be enhanced by tan{sup 2} β in the type-II 2HDM, which has not been considered in the literature. Imposing both theoretical and experimental constraints, we have renewed the bounds on the parameter spaces of the four 2HDMs. Different from our previous paper, however, we find that all the four 2HDMs give sizable and similar contributions to B(B{sub s} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -}) within the stringently restricted parameter spaces, but very tiny as regards the mass-eigenstate rate asymmetry A{sub ΔΓ}; this makes it unfeasible to discriminate the four types of 2HDM with the correlations between the observables in B{sub s} → μ{sup +}μ{sup -} decay. (orig.)

  20. Growth and characterization of pure and Co{sup 2+}-doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} single crystals

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    Kaczmarek, S. [Szczecin University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Al. Piastow 48, Szczecin 70-310 (Poland); Berkowski, M. [Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, al. Lotnikow 32/46, Warszawa 02-668 (Poland); Piwowarska, D.

    2007-12-15

    Pure and Co-doped Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} (LBO) single crystals were grown by the Czochralski method. Starting concentrations of Co{sub 2}O{sub 3} in the melt were: 0.5, 0.85 and 1 mol% relative to Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}. Technological factors affecting the quality of both crystals were discussed. Optical absorption and EPR spectra were analyzed to define the oxidation states and lattice sites of cobalt ions. It was shown that Co{sup 2+} ions enter LBO crystal at octahedral Li{sup +} site positions. Low-temperature EPR measurements revealed that two types of Co{sup 2+} complexes can be distinguished in the Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Co crystals. Additional absorption calculated for {gamma}-irradiated crystals showed V{sub k} type defects suggesting the creation of cation vacancies during growth. The concentration of the defects decreases with an increase of intentional Co concentration. Introduction of cobalt ions to LBO crystal is limited probably by the formation of cobalt ion pairs or by the entrance of cobalt as Co{sup +}. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. Synthesis and characterization of Fe/sub 50/ Cr/sub 14/ Mo/sub 14/ C/sub 14/ B/sub 6/ Gd/sub 2/ bulk amorphous steel

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    Bulk amorphous steels (BASs) are a promising class of advanced materials containing very attractive physical, thermal and mechanical properties and have applications as structural materials. Bulk amorphous steel with composition Fe/sub 50/Cr/sub 14/Mo/sub 14/ C/sub 14/B/sub 6/Gd/sub 2/ was designed following the Greer's confusion principle and synthesized by arc-melting and Cu mould casting techniques. Characterization was done by techniques of XRD. Moossbauer spectroscopy, DSC and SEM/EDS. In order to study crystallization behaviour, samples were annealed at various temperatures and activation energies of first and second stage crystallization were calculated by Kissinger and Ozawa equations. Mechanical properties like Vicker's hardness, nanaohardness elastic modulus and elastic recovery etc. of as-cast and annealed samples were measured. Phases like Cr/sub 23/C/sub 6/ and eta- Fe/sub 3/Mo/sub 3/C were identified in the annealed samples. It is concluded that the present steel can be synthesized in the bulk form and have good properties as compared to conventional steels. (author)

  4. Role of Niobium in the nanocrystallization of a Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu alloy

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    Lefebvre, W. [Groupe de Physique des Materiaux, UMR 6634, Institut des Materiaux, Universite de Rouen, B.P. 12 76801 Saint Etienne DU Rouvray Cedex (France)]. E-mail: williams.lefebvre@univ-rouen.fr; Morin-Grognet, S. [Laboratoire Biophysique et Biomateriaux (La2B), Universite de Rouen, Centre universitaire d' Evreux, BP 281, 27002 Evreux Cedex (France); Danoix, F. [Groupe de Physique des Materiaux, UMR 6634, Institut des Materiaux, Universite de Rouen, B.P. 12 76801 Saint Etienne DU Rouvray Cedex (France)

    2006-06-15

    The nanostructure of a nanocrystalline Fe{sub 73.5}Si{sub 13.5}B{sub 9}Nb{sub 3}Cu alloy has been studied by means of Moessbauer spectroscopy, 1D and 3D atom probes. After 6h at 520 deg. C, the crystallized fraction of the alloy is about 53%. {alpha}-Fe(Si) nanocrystals, 10-20nm in diameter, are embedded in a retained amorphous matrix. They have a near Fe{sub 80}Si{sub 20} composition and exhibit a DO{sub 3} structure. The very low number density of Cu-rich particles does not match with the hypothesis of a systematic heterogeneous precipitation of {alpha}-Fe close to Cu-rich particles. A detailed analysis of the distribution of alloying elements in the retained amorphous matrix reveals the formation of a Nb-rich shell around {alpha}-Fe(Si) nanocrystals. It is proposed that this shell is formed during the growth of nanocrystals and the decomposition of the matrix, which tends toward a Fe{sub 3}B composition. The Nb-rich shell behaves as a diffusion barrier which inhibits the growth of nanocrystals. However, despite the presence of a Nb-rich shell, the junction between adjacent nanocrystals may occur, even if this phenomenon is rare.

  5. In-situ Lorentz microscopy of Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys

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    Akase, Zentaro, E-mail: akase@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Aizawa, Shinji [Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Shindo, Daisuke [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Sharma, Parmanand [Research and Development Center for Ultra High Efficiency Nano-crystalline Soft Magnetic Materials, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Makino, Akihiro [Research and Development Center for Ultra High Efficiency Nano-crystalline Soft Magnetic Materials, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2015-02-01

    Microstructure dependence of magnetic properties of soft magnetic Fe–Si–B–P–Cu nanocrystalline alloys were studied by using in-situ Lorentz microscopy in a transmission electron microscope equipped with a magnetizing system. In particular, we investigated in detail motion of magnetic domain walls in heat-treated Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 12}B{sub 6}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} amorphous ribbons. Smooth motion of domain walls was observed for the optimally heat-treated (at 430 °C) nano-crystalline alloy. Pinning of domain walls was observed for higher-temperature-heat-treated (470 °C) ribbons. Both ribbons showed a nanocrystalline structure containing α-Fe crystallites of about 15 nm in size. Electron diffraction patterns indicated that the higher-temperature-heat-treated samples contained boride precipitates, which is considered to cause less smooth domain wall motion. - Highlights: • Magnetic properties of newly developed Fe–Si–B–P–Cu nanocrystalline alloys are analyzed by TEM. • Motion of magnetic domain walls were visualized by in-situ Lorentz microscopy. • Borides (Fe{sub 2}B) in heat-treated specimen cause reduction in domain wall motion smoothness.

  6. 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.

  7. Sensitivity and repair of DNA-membrane complex of E.coli B/r and E.coli B/sub(S-1) irradiated with gamma-quanta

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    Irradiation of E. coli B/r and E. coli Bsub(S-1) with gamma-quanta (14 to 42 krad) in Tris buffer at 0 deg C causes a 85% release of DNA molecules from a DNA: membrane complex which is partly repaired on incubation of cells in Tris buffer, pH 8.1, at 37 deg C. A short-term (2 min) addition of nutrient medium to irradiated cells also rises the radioresistance of DNA: membrane complex while further treatment of bacteria under similar conditions causes no additional rejoining of DNA with membranes

  8. 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.

  9. A novel blue-emitting Ca{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Br:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor prepared by a microwave calcination route

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    Xia Zhiguo, E-mail: xiazg426@yahoo.com.cn [School of Materials Sciences and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China); Du Haiyan [College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100037 (China); Sun Jiayue, E-mail: sunjy@btbu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100037 (China); Chen Daimei; Wang Xuefeng [School of Materials Sciences and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2010-01-15

    A blue-emitting Ca{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Br:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor for white light-emitting diodes was synthesized via a microwave calcination route. The phosphor powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fluorescence spectrophotometer, respectively. The obtained results revealed that the Ca{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Br:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor prepared by the microwave calcination route possessed a rod-like morphology with the single phase orthorhombic structure. Based on the photoluminescence analysis, it was found that Ca{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Br:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor exhibited a broad excitation band chiefly in the near ultraviolet region (270-420 nm) and a blue broad emission band of main peak at 452 nm under the strongest excitation of 411 nm. Further investigation on concentration-dependent emission spectra indicated that Ca{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}Br:0.03Eu{sup 2+} phosphor exhibited the strongest luminescent intensity, and the concentration quenching for the two Eu-site emission centers was caused by dipole-dipole interactions.

  10. 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.)

  11. Two-loop electroweak fermionic corrections to sin{sup 2}{theta}{sup b} {sup anti} {sup b}{sub eff}

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    Awramik, M. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik]|[Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow (Poland); Czakon, M. [Wuerzburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik]|[Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' ' DEMOKRITOS' ' , Athens (Greece); Freitas, A. [Pittsburgh Univ., PA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Kniehl, B.A. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik

    2008-11-15

    We present the first calculation of the two-loop electroweak fermionic correction to the flavour-dependent effective weak-mixing angle for bottom quarks, sin{sup 2}{theta}{sup b} {sup anti} {sup b}{sub eff}. For the evaluation of the missing two-loop vertex diagrams, two methods are employed, one based on a semi-numerical Bernstein-Tkachov algorithm and the second on asymptotic expansions in the large top-quark mass. A third method based on dispersion relations is used for checking the basic loop integrals. We find that for small Higgs-boson mass values, M{sub H} {proportional_to}100 GeV, the correction is sizable, of order O(10{sup -4}). (orig.)

  12. 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)

  13. Glass forming ability and nanocrystallization kinetics of Fe{sub 65}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 25} metallic glasses

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    Torrens-Serra, J.; Rodriguez-Viejo, J.; Clavaguera-Mora, M.T. [Grup de Nanomaterials i Microsistemes, Departament de Fisica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Edifici Cc, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)

    2010-05-15

    In this work the mechanisms controlling the nanocrystallization kinetics of the Fe{sub 65}Nb{sub 10}B{sub 25} metallic glasses have been determined by the combination of the analysis microstructural data from XRD and TEM, and the kinetic analysis performed using the Master Curve method of the continuous heating and isothermal calorimetric curves. The results show that the transformation starts by the nucleation and interface controlled growth of the Fe{sub 23}B{sub 6}-type phase that changes to diffusion controlled growth as the transformation advances until is stopped by the soft-impingement effect. The transformation is modeled in the framework of the Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (KJMA) theory using constant activation energy expressions for the nucleation frequency and interface-controlled growth and taking into account the reduction of those quantities with the transformed fraction due to the change in the matrix composition using a mean-field approximation. The parameters of the modeling are determined from the coupling between the isothermal and constant heating rate calorimetric analysis and from the quantitative analysis of microstructural data. This is the outset for the determination of the viscosity, driving force for crystallization, and interfacial energy when replacing the constant activation energy expressions by the classical nucleation and growth ones. Both the glass forming ability in Fe-Nb-B based bulk metallic glasses and the temperature dependence of the interfacial energy are discussed in terms of the influence of the minor alloying elements. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  14. Conical intersections between X{sup 2}A{sub 1} and A{sup 2}B{sub 2} electronic states of NO{sub 2}

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    Sardar, Subhankar; Mukherjee, Saikat; Paul, Amit Kumar [Department of Physical Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032 (India); Adhikari, Satrajit, E-mail: pcsa@iacs.res.in [Department of Physical Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032 (India)

    2013-04-18

    Highlights: ► Global ab initio potential surfaces (PES) of X{sup 2}A{sub 1} and A{sup 2}B{sub 2} states of NO{sub 2} are computed. ► Non Adiabatic Coupling Terms (NACTs) between those states are also calculated. ► Our Beyond BO theory confirms those PESs consist general SAA CIs and RT interaction. ► Singularities of NACT on normal mode coordinates indicate the presence of CI. ► Calculated Adiabatic to Diabatic Transformation matrix show sign change for CI. - Abstract: We explore both the general symmetry-allowed accidental (SAA) conical intersections (CIs) and Renner–Teller (RT) interactions prevailed between the ground (X{sup 2}A{sub 1}) and first excited (A{sup 2}B{sub 2}) electronic states of NO{sub 2} in the configuration space of normal mode coordinates. Global ab initio potential-energy surfaces and Non Adiabatic Coupling Term (NACT) between those states are reported. For each of the three pairs of normal mode (Q{sub 1},Q{sub 2},Q{sub 3}), calculated NACT show singularity at different positions, which are used to calculate Adiabatic-to-Diabatic Transformation (ADT) angles and thereby, the diagonal elements of ADT matrix display (i) sign change for odd number of SAA CI (s) and (ii) no sign change for even number of SAA CIs as well as Renner–Teller interactions. Similar to Jahn–Teller CI, the existence of SAA CIs are, further, confirmed by Longuet-Higgins’ phase change.

  15. Study of CP violation in Bx to J/psi phi decays at DZero

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    Strom, Derek A.; /Northwestern U.

    2008-12-01

    In a universe dominated by matter, the source of CP violation may explain one of the greatest mysteries in particle physics: what happened to the antimatter? The Standard Model successfully describes CP violation in the B{sup +} and B{sub d}{sup 0} systems, yet insufficiently accounts for the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry. The Standard Model predicts a small value of CP violation in the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson system, which has only recently been experimentally tested. A measurement of large, anomalous CP violation in the B{sub s}{sup 0} system would be a clear indication of new physics sources beyond the Standard Model. This dissertation describes a study of CP violation in approximately 2000 B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}{phi} decays reconstructed in a 2.8 fb{sup -1} data sample collected by the D0 Run II detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. This data was provided by p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV delivered by the Tevatron accelerator between April 2002 and August 2007. Flavor-tagged B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}({mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}){phi}(K{sup +}K{sup -}) decays and an angular analysis are used to study the time evolution of the final state angular distributions. From this analysis, we measure the width difference between the heavy and light mass eigenstates, B{sub s}{sup L} and B{sub s}{sup H}, to be {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s} = 0.19 {+-} 0.07 and the CP-violating phase {phi}{sub s} = -0.57{sub -0.30}{sup +0.24}.

  16. Effect of Co on the microstructure, magnetic properties and thermal stability of bulk Fe{sub 73-x}Co{sub x}Nb{sub 5}Y{sub 3}B{sub 19} (where x = 0 or 10) amorphous alloys

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    Nabialek, Marcin G., E-mail: nmarcell@wp.pl [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Szota, Michal [Institute of Materials Engineering, Czestochowa University of Technology, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Dospial, Marcin J. [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland)

    2012-06-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The paper presents the results of structure, thermal stability and magnetic properties of Fe{sub 73-x}Co{sub x}Nb{sub 5}Y{sub 3}B{sub 19} (where x = 0 or 10) bulk amorphous alloys in the as-cast state in the form of plates with a thickness of 0.5 mm and an area of 100 mm{sup 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Results of this study indicate that despite the negative effect of exchange of Fe onto Co, what results in decrease of the saturation of magnetization, Curie temperature and thermal stability, it is clear that such a slight deterioration of these parameters is compensated with a significant reduction of the coercivity field values. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer What testify that amorphous alloys with the addition of Co can be successfully used as magnetic cores in modern medium power transformers. - Abstract: The paper presents the results of structure, thermal stability and magnetic properties of bulk Fe{sub 73-x}Co{sub x}Nb{sub 5}Y{sub 3}B{sub 19} (where x = 0 or 10) amorphous alloys in the as-cast state, in the form of 0.5 mm thick plates with an area of 100 mm{sup 2}. The amorphous structure of the investigated alloys was confirmed by studies of Moessbauer effect and X-ray diffractometry. On the basis of measurements performed using a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), it was found that substituting 10% of Fe with Co in Fe{sub 73-x}Co{sub x}Nb{sub 5}Y{sub 3}B{sub 19} alloy, had only a small effect on the value of saturation magnetization ({mu}{sub 0}M{sub S}), and was of the same importance in terms of the values of the coercivity field (H{sub C}) and the Curie temperature (T{sub C}). The magnetization for both samples increases in high magnetic fields due to rotation of magnetic moments near the structural defects called quasidislocalised dipoles, near the area known as the approach to ferromagnetic saturation. For field values with a linear relationship ({mu}{sub 0}H){sup -1} of the reduced saturation magnetization

  17. Structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Nd{sub 4.5}Fe{sub 72}Co{sub 2}Cr{sub 3}Al{sub 1}B{sub 17.5} ribbons

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    Pampillo, L.G. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colon 850 (C1063ACV), Ciudad de, Buenos Aires (Argentina)]. E-mail: lpampillo@fi.uba.ar; Saccone, F.D. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colon 850 (C1063ACV), Ciudad de, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Sirkin, H.R.M. [Laboratorio de Solidos Amorfos, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colon 850 (C1063ACV), Ciudad de, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2007-02-01

    In this work, it was made a study on structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Nd{sub 4.5}Fe{sub 72}Co{sub 2}Cr{sub 3}Al{sub 1}B{sub 17.5} ribbons obtained from crystallisation of amorphous precursors. A complex two-step crystallisation process, was found by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC): a first crystallisation peak at around T=570 deg. C exhibiting the precipitation of {alpha}-Fe and t-Fe{sub 3}B phases and a diffusive stage ending in a second exothermic peak. Also, isothermal annealings of 10 min duration were performed at 605, 635, 650 and 685 deg. C . Hysteresis curves of isothermally annealed samples showed magnetic hardening, with coercive fields above 2 kOe and an optimised M {sub R}/M {sub S} ratio of around 0.6. Except for the highest treatment temperature used in this work, the demagnetizing curves of annealed ribbons exhibited a step near zero field. This fact suggests a low exchange coupling between hard and soft phases, which can be attributed to the grain border phases. Otherwise, Moessbauer effect spectroscopy allowed us to determine that the absence of step in the demagnetizing curve of ribbons annealed at 685 deg. C , may be attributed to the formation of a {alpha}-(Fe, Co) solid solution (with hyperfine parameters B {sub HF}=35.5 T and {delta}=-0.11 mm/s). The formation of this solid solution also explains the diffusive process in the second crystallisation stage observed by DSC experiment.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. Effects of brussels sprouts, indole 3-carbinol and phenobarbital on xenobiotic metabolism and in vivo DNA binding of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ in the rat

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    Salbe, A.D.; Bjeldanes, L.F.

    1986-03-05

    Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to be potent inducers of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in the rat and this may offer protection against chemical carcinogenesis. Adult, male, SD rats were fed on purified diets supplemented with 25% freeze-dried Brussels sprouts or 250 ppm idole 3-carbinol (I3C) for 2 weeks, or given phenobarbital (PB, 1 mg/ml) in the drinking water for 7 days prior to killing. Brussels sprouts caused a 50% decrease (p < 0.001) in the in vivo binding of (/sup 3/H) aflatoxin B/sub 1/ (AFB/sub 1/) to liver DNA, and increased intestinal and hepatic glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity. Hepatic monooxygenase activity was not altered in this group but greater than 2-fold increases in intestinal aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) and ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase (ECD) activities were found. I3C did not decrease AFB/sub 1/ binding, nor did it increase hepatic or intestinal GST activity. I3C did increase both intestinal AHH and ECD activities. PB treatment significantly decreased AFB/sub 1/ binding by 60%, and significantly elevated hepatic but not intestinal GST activity. Hepatic AHH and ECD activities were also elevated in this group, while intestinal AHH and ECD activities were decreased. These results emphasize the importance of GST activity in the detoxification of AFB/sub 1/ and suggest a less important role for intestinal monooxygenase activity in the metabolism of this hepatocarcinogen.

  2. 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.

  3. Preparation of a bulk Fe{sub 83}B{sub 17} soft magnetic alloy by undercooling and copper-mold casting methods

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    Yang, Changlin, E-mail: ycl@nwpu.edu.cn; Sheng, Gang; Chen, Guiyun; Liu, Feng

    2013-11-15

    Bulk Fe{sub 83}B{sub 17} eutectic alloy rods with diameters up to 3 mm were prepared by undercooling solidification combined with Cu-mold casting. The results showed that the rapid solidification led to an increase in the nucleation rate, an inhibition of the grain growth and a competition between a stable Fe{sub 2}B phase and a metastable Fe{sub 3}B phase. Then, pure nano-lamellar eutectic microstructures and the metastable Fe{sub 3}B phase were successfully obtained in as-solidified alloys, which resulted in improved soft magnetic properties. - Highlights: • Pure nano-lamellar eutectic structure was directly formed in the bulk Fe-B alloys. • The metastable Fe{sub 3}B phase was directly formed in the bulk Fe-B alloys. • Undercooling solidification combined with Cu-mold casting was applied. • The information on bcc Fe, Fe{sub 2}B and Fe{sub 3}B-magnetism relationship was provided. • Nano-lamellar eutectic structures enhance the soft magnetic properties.

  4. Behaviour of oxygen-related thermal donors in Ge crystals Czochralski-grown from the melt covered fully by B{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Taishi, Toshinori [Institute of Carbon Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Wakasato, Nagano 380-8553 (Japan); Hashimoto, Yoshio [Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Wakasato, Nagano 380-8553 (Japan); Ise, Hideaki; Murao, Yu; Ohsawa, Takayuki; Tokumoto, Yuki; Ohno, Yutaka; Yonenaga, Ichiro, E-mail: taishi@shinshu-u.ac.jp [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2011-02-01

    Oxygen-related thermal donors (OTDs) in oxygen-enriched Czochralski Ge crystals grown from a melt fully covered by B{sub 2}O{sub 3} liquid were investigated by infrared spectroscopy. Interstitially dissolved oxygen concentrations [O{sub i}] and thermal donor concentrations N{sub TD} in Ge specimens annealed at 350 deg. C for 64h and at 550 deg. C for 1h, followed by subsequent fast cooling to room temperature, were measured in comparison with those in as-grown Ge. By annealing at 350 deg. C, an absorption peak developed at 780 cm{sup -1} and the peak height at 855 cm{sup -1} related to [O{sub i}], decreased. The absorption coefficient at 780 cm{sup -1} showed the same correlation to the difference between the total concentration of oxygen atoms and the dissolved oxygen concentration in the annealed specimens. It was found that the number of oxygen atoms forming the OTD increases with increasing annealing time at 350 deg. C.

  5. Phase separation and crystallization process of amorphous Fe{sub 78}B{sub 12}Si{sub 9}Ni{sub 1} alloy

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    Mukhgalin, V. V.; Lad’yanov, V. I. [Department of Structural-Phase Transformations, Physical Technical Institute, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirov street 132, Izhevsk (Russian Federation)

    2015-08-17

    The influence of the melt heat treatment on the structure and crystallization process of the rapidly quenched amorphous Fe{sub 78}B{sub 12}Si{sub 9}Ni{sub 1} alloys have been investigated by means of x-ray diffraction, DSC and TEM. Amorphous phase separation has been observed in the alloys quenched after the preliminary high temperature heat treatment of the liquid alloy (heating above 1400°C). Comparative analysis of the pair distribution functions demonstrates that this phase separation accompanied by a changes in the local atomic arrangement. It has been found that crystallization process at heating is strongly dependent on the initial amorphous phase structure - homogeneous or phase separated. In the last case crystallization goes through the formation of a new metastable hexagonal phase [a=12.2849(9) Ǻ, c=7.6657(8) Ǻ]. At the same time the activation energy for crystallization (Ea) reduces from 555 to 475 kJ mole{sup −1}.

  6. 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.

  7. 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}.

  8. 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)

  9. Magnetostriction and {Delta}E effect of melt-spun (Fe{sub 81-x}Co{sub x}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20} ribbons

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    Jen, S. U. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China); Institute of Optoelectronic Sciences, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 220, Taiwan (China); Wang, S. P. [Institute of Optoelectronic Sciences, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 220, Taiwan (China); Chang, W. C. [Dept. of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan (China); Chang, H. W. [Dept. of Physics, Tunghai University, Taichung 407, Taiwan (China)

    2012-09-01

    (Fe{sub 81-x}Co{sub x}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20} ribbons, with x = 0, 7, 11, 19, and 23, were made by the single-roller quenching method. The x-ray diffraction patterns showed the A2, D0{sub 19}, and L1{sub 2} diffraction peaks coexisting with the amorphous matrix background. When Fe was replaced by Co, i.e., when x was increased, the first crystallization temperature (T{sub X1}) and Curie temperature (T{sub C1}) rose greatly. With a sufficiently heavy load (or weight) stretching the ribbon downward, the magnetization M{sub S} was pulled along the vertical direction (i.e., the tension-axis). Then, by applying a horizontal field (H{sub E}) up to 6 KOe, we determined the sign and magnitude of the saturation magnetostriction ({lambda}{sub S}). The Young's modulus (E{sub S}) at magnetization saturation and {Delta}E effect was estimated from the stress-strain curve. We discovered that the stress-strain curve of (Fe{sub 81}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20} exhibits the auxetic (or abnormal) characteristic with {Delta}E < 0. For the rest of the (Fe{sub 81-x}Co{sub x}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20} with x {ne} 0, their stress-strain curves are normal with {Delta}E > 0. Because the sign of {lambda}{sub S} of the A2 phase is opposite to that of the D0{sub 19} and L1{sub 2} phases, {lambda}{sub S} of (Fe{sub 81-x}Co{sub x}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20} is much reduced. However, {Delta}E/E{sub 0} Approximately-Equal-To-Or-The-Image-Of 36% is quite large for (Fe{sub 58}Co{sub 23}Ga{sub 19}){sub 80}B{sub 20}.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Effect of. cap alpha. -tocopherol, butylated-hydroxytoluene and hydroxy-anisole on the activation and binding of aflatoxin B/sub 1/ to macromolecules

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    Ch' ih, J.J.; Biedrzycka, D.; Devlin, T.M.

    1987-05-01

    The anti-oxidants, ..cap alpha..-tocopherol(TPA), butylated-hydroxy-toluene(BHT) and hydroxyanisole(BHA) inhibit the carcinogenic and toxic effects of a variety of chemical compounds, their effect on aflatoxin B/sub 1/ (AFB/sub 1/) activation and binding was examined utilizing rat liver microsomes and cells. With a NADPH generating system, oxygen, microsomes, (/sup 3/H)-AFB/sub 1/, 2.2 pmoles/h/mg protein was activated and bound to macromolecules. In hepatocytes, 3.4 and 1.4 pmoles of AFB/sub 1/ per 10/sup 6/ cells were taken up and bound to macromolecules, whereas the nucleic acid fraction contained 0.19 pmoles of bound AFB/sub 1/. Moderate decreases of AFB/sub 1/ activation and binding were observed when TPA was present in both cell-free and hepatocytes systems. Only in hepatocytes, BHT inhibited the AFB/sub 1/ uptake and binding to nucleic acids. BHA, however, inhibited microsomal activation of AFB/sub 1/ by 73%; maximum inhibition was reached at 1 mM. AFB/sub 1/ uptake, and binding to nucleic acids were inhibited by 65% and 79% by BHA. GSH-transferase activity of cells treated with these agents was not altered. The effect of BHA at various concentrations on AFB activation was compared with cytochrome P-450 inhibitors; the ED/sub 50/ of SKF 525A, BHA and metyrapone was 9 uM, 80 uM and 380 uM respectively. The data suggest that TPA, BHA and BHT exert their effect by different mechanisms.

  13. Study of B_s Mixing at the D-Zero Detector at Fermilab Using the Semi-leptonic Decay B_s -> D_s mu nu X

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    Anzelc, Meghan; /Northwestern U.

    2008-06-01

    B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing studies provide a precision test of Charge-Parity violation in the Standard Model. A measurement of {Delta}m{sub s} constrains elements of the CKM quark rotation matrix [1], providing a probe of Standard Model Charge-Parity violation. This thesis describes a study of B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing in the semileptonic decay B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -} {mu}{sup +}{nu}X, where D{sub s}{sup -} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup -}, using data collected at the D-Zero detector at Fermi National Accelerator in Batavia, Illinois. Approximately 2.8 fb{sup -1} of data collected between April 2002 and August 2007 was used, covering the entirety of the Tevatron's RunIIa (April 2002 to March 2006) and part of RunIIb (March 2006-August 2007). Taggers using both opposite-side and same-side information were used to obtain the flavor information of the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson at production. The charge of the muon in the decay B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -}{mu}{sup +}{nu}X was used to determine the flavor of the B{sub s}{sup 0} at decay. The B{sub d}{sup 0} mixing frequency, {Delta}m{sub d}, was measured to verify the analysis procedure. A log-likelihood calculation was performed, and a measurement of {Delta}m{sub s} was obtained. The final result was {Delta}m{sub s} = 18.86 {+-} 0.80(stat.) {+-} 0.37(sys.) with a significance of 2.6{sigma}.

  14. Influence of production method on the magnetic parameters and structure of Fe{sub 61}Co{sub 10}Y{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}B{sub 20} amorphous alloys in the as-quenched state

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    Pietrusiewicz, Paweł, E-mail: pietrusiewicz@wip.pcz.pl [Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Processing Technology and Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Nabiałek, Marcin; Dośpiał, Marcin; Gruszka, Konrad; Błoch, Katarzyna [Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Processing Technology and Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Gondro, Joanna; Brągiel, Piotr [Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Physics, Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Szota, Michał; Stradomski, Zbigniew [Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Processing Technology and Applied Physics, Materials Engineering Institute, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland)

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • The paper presents the influence of rapid quenching method on structure and magnetic properties. • Classical and bulk Fe-based amorphous alloy in the as-cast state. • Samples were obtained by the use of three casting methods i.e. suction, injection and melt-spinning. • XRD and Mössbauer effect studies were used to confirm amorphous structure of samples. • The reduction of saturation of magnetization in BMGs was resulting from higher packing density of atoms. - Abstract: In this paper, the influence of production method on the basic magnetic properties and structure of amorphous alloys, in the forms of ribbons and plates, was investigated. The samples used in the investigations were obtained by three different production methods: ultrafast cooling of the liquid alloy on a rotating copper wheel (the melt-spinning method), and the injection or suction of the molten alloy into a water-cooled copper die injection- and suction-casting, respectively. The structure of the resulting samples of Fe{sub 61}Co{sub 10}Y{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}B{sub 20} alloy was investigated by means of X-ray diffractometry, Mössbauer spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The results of the microstructural investigations confirmed that the obtained samples were amorphous and without crystalline precipitations. The images from the scanning electron microscope were typical for amorphous materials. Magnetic measurements were performed using a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) using magnetic fields of up to 2 T. The highest value of the saturation magnetization was achieved for the sample which was in the form of a ribbon. The values of this parameter for the samples which were in the form of plates were similar to each other, regardless of the production method. The values of the coercivity showed much greater differences, depending on the production method. The smallest value of coercivity was found for the sample in plate-form obtained by injection-casting; this is

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Group 4 metal mono-dicarbollide piano stool complexes. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})M(NR{sub 2}){sub 2}(NHR{sub 2}) (M = Zr, R = Et; M = Ti, R = Me, Et)

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    Bowen, D.E.; Jordan, R.F. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States); Rogers, R.D. [Northern Illinois Univ., Dekalb, IL (United States)

    1995-08-01

    The amine elimination reaction of C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 13} and Zr(NEt{sub 2}){sub 4} yields the mono-dicarbollide complex ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})Zr(NEt{sub 2}){sub 2}(NHEt{sub 2}), (1), which has been shown to adopt a three-legged piano stool structure by X-ray crystallography. Crystal data for 1: space group P2{sub 1}/c, a = 10.704(4) A, b = 11.066(3) A, c = 20.382(8) A, {beta} = 99.20(3){degree}, V = 2383(1) A{sup 3}, Z = 4. Complex 1 undergoes facile ligand substitution by THF and 4-picoline, yielding ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})Zr(NEt{sub 2}){sub 2}-(THF) (2) and ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})Zr(NEt{sub 2}){sub 2}(4-picoline){sub 2} (3). Compound 3 exists as the four-coordinate species ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})Zr(NEt{sub 2}){sub 2}(4-picoline) in CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} solution. Complex 1 reacts selectively with 2 equiv of [NH{sub 2}ET{sub 2}]Cl, yielding ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})ZrCl{sub 2}(NHEt{sub 2}){sub 2} (4). Similarly, the reaction of C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 13} and Ti(NR{sub 2}){sub 4} yields ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})Ti(NR{sub 2}){sub 2}(NHR{sub 2}) (5, R = Me; 6, R = Et). Compounds 1-6 are potential precursors to group 4 metal ({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})MR{sub 2}L{sub n} alkyl species. 25 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. The influence of pressure on the phase stability of nanocomposite Fe{sub 89}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4} during heating from energy dispersive x-ray diffraction

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    Leary, A. M.; Kernion, S. J.; McHenry, M. E. [Materials Science and Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Lucas, M. S. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); Ohodnicki, P. R. [Division of Chemistry and Surface Science, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236 (United States); Mauger, L. [California Institute of Technology, W. M. Keck Laboratory 138-78, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Park, C.; Kenney-Benson, C. [High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2013-05-07

    Nanocomposite materials consisting of small crystalline grains embedded within an amorphous matrix show promise for many soft magnetic applications. The influence of pressure is investigated by in situ diffraction of hammer milled Fe{sub 89}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4} during heating through the {alpha}{yields}{gamma} Fe transition at 0.5, 2.2, and 4.9 GPa. The changes in primary and secondary crystallization onset are described by diffusion and the energy to form a critical nucleus within the framework of classical nucleation theory.

  19. The influence of pressure on the phase stability of nanocomposite Fe{sub 89}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4} during heating from energy dispersive x-ray diffraction

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    Leary, A M; Lucas, M S; Ohodnicki, P R; Kernion, S J; Mauger, L; Park, C; Kenney-Benson, C; McHenry, M E

    2013-05-07

    Nanocomposite materials consisting of small crystalline grains embedded within an amorphous matrix show promise for many soft magnetic applications. The influence of pressure is investigated by in situ diffraction of hammer milled Fe{sub 89}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4} during heating through the α → γ Fe transition at 0.5, 2.2, and 4.9 GPa. The changes in primary and secondary crystallization onset are described by diffusion and the energy to form a critical nucleus within the framework of classical nucleation theory.

  20. NIR to visible upconversion emission in Tm{sup 3+} doped Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} powder phosphor

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    Soni, Abhishek Kumar; Rai, Vineet Kumar, E-mail: vineetkrrai@yahoo.co.in [Laser and Spectroscopy Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand (India)

    2015-05-15

    Tm{sup 3+} ions doped Na{sub 2}Y{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} powder phosphor has been synthesized through combustion method. Crystal structure and phase of the prepared sample have been investigated by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Upconversion emission bands in the 400-900 nm range under the excitation of 980nm diode laser have been acquired, and involved upconversion mechanism has been discussed with the help of a suitable energy level diagram. The colour coordinate of developed phosphor has been calculated by CIE chromaticity diagram. Present phosphor can be used in fabrication of upconverting LEDs.

  1. Parametric study on multiplanar K-joints made of RHS regarding axial force, in-plane bending and out-of-plane bending moments

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    Herion, S.; Mang, F. [Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents the most significant results of a comprehensive parametric study on multiplanar K-joints. In this study, which is part of a pH. D. work, the influence of axial load, in-plane bending moments (IPB) and out-of-plane bending moments (OPB) are considered separately. For each type of loading, symmetric load vectors have been assumed and the most unfavorable assumption has been investigated. On this basis and in dependence of the geometric parameters {beta} = b{sub 1}/b{sub 0}, {tau} = t{sub 1}/t{sub 0}, 2{gamma} = b{sub 1}/t{sub 0}, SNCF diagrams and formulae for the design of multiplanar K-joints with gap made of RHS are given.

  2. 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.

  3. Neutron-sensitive ZnS/{sup 10}B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic scintillator detector as an alternative to a {sup 3}He-gas-based detector for a plutonium canister assay system

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    Nakamura, T., E-mail: nakamura.tatsuya@jaea.go.jp [J-PARC, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Ohzu, A. [Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Toh, K.; Sakasai, K.; Suzuki, H.; Honda, K. [J-PARC, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Birumachi, A.; Ebine, M. [Nuclear Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Yamagishi, H. [J-PARC, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Takase, M.; Haruyama, M.; Kureta, M. [Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Soyama, K. [J-PARC, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Nakamura, H. [Tokai Reprocessing Development Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Seya, M. [Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)

    2014-11-01

    A neutron-sensitive ZnS/{sup 10}B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic scintillator detector was developed as an alternative to a {sup 3}He-gas-based detector for use in a plutonium canister assay system. The detector has a modular structure, with a flat ZnS/{sup 10}B{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic scintillator strip that is installed diagonally inside a light-reflecting aluminium case with a square cross-section, and where the scintillation light is detected using two photomultiplier tubes attached at both ends of the case. The prototype detectors, which have a neutron-sensitive area of 30 mm×250 mm, exhibited a sensitivity of 21.7–23.4±0.1 cps/nv (mean±SD) for thermal neutrons, a {sup 137}Cs gamma-ray sensitivity of 1.1–1.9±0.2×10{sup −7} and a count variation of less than 6% over the detector length. A trial experiment revealed a temperature coefficient of less than −0.24±0.05%/°C over the temperature range of 20–50 °C. The detector design and the experimental results are presented.

  4. /sup 59/Fe and /sup 58/Co-vitamin B/sub 12/ absorptions studies in radiotherapy of collum carcinomas by whole-body radiometry

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    Kaplan, M.A.; Bolovin, L.M.; Verkhovskaya, N.I.; Mel' nikova, L.N. (Nauchno-Issledovatel' skij Inst. Metallurgii, Chelyabinsk (USSR)); Yavor, T.; Bero, T. (Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Pecs (Hungary))

    1983-01-01

    The results of examination of iron and vitamin B-12 metabolism in the radiotherapy of collum carcinomas are reported. The absorption of iron and vitamin B-12 was found to decrease under the influence of radiotherapy. The degree of the absorption decrease depends on the radiation dose.

  5. Pressure dependence of electronic and optical properties of Zinc-blende GaN, BN and their B{sub 0.25}Ga{sub 0.75}N alloy

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    Riane, R.; Zaoui, A. [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, University of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, 22000 (Algeria); Matar, S.F., E-mail: matar@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.f [CNRS, University of Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 avenue du Dr Albert Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac (France); Abdiche, A. [Applied Physical Research Laboratory, University of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, 22000 (Algeria)

    2010-02-01

    First principles calculations are used to investigate the effect of hydrostatic pressure on the electronic and optical properties of zinc blende GaN, BN compounds and their B{sub 0.25}Ga{sub 0.75}N alloy. We have applied the augmented plane-wave method with the local density approximation to the density functional theory. The refractive index and its variation with hydrostatic pressure are well described. Index of refraction and its pressure derivative and both imaginary and real parts of the dielectric function are identified in the photon energy range up to 40 eV. Resulting pressure coefficients of the main gap and of the refractive index are found in good agreement with experimental data.

  6. Atomic packing and diffusion in Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 9}P{sub 4} amorphous alloy analyzed 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)

    2015-05-07

    In the work reported in this paper, ab initio molecular dynamics simulation was performed on Fe{sub 85}Si{sub 2}B{sub 9}P{sub 4} amorphous alloy. Preferred atomic environment of the elements was analyzed with Voronoi polyhedrons. It showed that B and P atoms prefer less neighbors compared with Fe and Si, making them structurally incompatible with Fe rich structure and repulsive to the formation of α-Fe. However, due to the low bonding energy of B and P caused by low coordination number, the diffusion rates of them were considerably large, resulting in the requirement of fast annealing for achieving optimum nano-crystallization for its soft magnetic property. The simulation work also indicates that diffusion rate in amorphous alloy is largely determined by bonding energy rather than atomic size.

  7. 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.

  8. Anomalous pressure effect on the superconducting transition temperatures and critical fields of Ho{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Oomi, Gendo [Department of Education and Creation Engineering, Kurume Institute of Technology, Kamitsu-machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-0052 (Japan); Sakikawa, Yukio; Ohmura, Mio [Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Ohashi, Masashi [Faculty of Environmental Design, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192 (Japan); Canfield, P C [Ames Labo., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Cho, B K, E-mail: geomi@cc.kurume-it.ac.jp [Center for Frontier Materials and Development of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-01-01

    The superconducting transition temperatures T{sub C} and upper critical fields H{sub C2} of borocarbides Ho{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C have been measured under high pressure up to 3 GPa. It is found that T{sub C} of these compounds decreases with increasing pressure but the pressure derivatives have a maximum near x 0.7,where the magnetic ordering temperature T{sub N} becomes 0. The pressure coefficients of H{sub C2} show also a maximum near x=0.7. The possible origins of these anomalies are briefly discussed in connection with the instability of antiferromagnetism.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. First principles calculation of electronic structure, bonding and chemical stability of TiB{sub 2}, NbB{sub 2} and their ternary alloy Ti{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5}B{sub 2}

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    Hamdad, N., E-mail: hamdad.noura@yahoo.f [Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Physics Department, Sidi Bel Abbes 22 000 (Algeria); Benosman, N.; Bouhafs, B. [Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Physics Department, Sidi Bel Abbes 22 000 (Algeria)

    2010-01-15

    The metal diboride family has been systematically studied in recent years due to the discovery of superconductivity for magnesium diboride MgB{sub 2} at 39 K. TiB{sub 2} is the most stable of several titanium-boron compounds, due to its high hardness, extreme melting point and chemical inertness. TiB{sub 2} is a candidate for a number of applications; it is used for wear parts and in composites with other materials. In combination with other primarily oxide ceramics, TiB{sub 2} is used to constitute composite materials in which the presence of the material serves to increase the strength and fracture toughness of the matrix. In our paper, the electronic structure of AlB{sub 2}-type transition metal diboride of TiB{sub 2}, NbB{sub 2} and their ternary alloy Ti{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5}B{sub 2} have been calculated by using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave method with local orbitals (APW+lo). We included the exchange correlation potential by using both the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and the local density approximation (LDA), respectively, as embodied in the Wien2 K in full relativistic version. The electronic structure is discussed and the rigid band model is shown to provide a fairly good description. The Ti-3d and Nb-4d electron are treated as valence electrons. We explained in some detail the bonding nature of our compounds. The existence of the pseudogap in the total densities is found to be a common feature of these compounds, but we found that the pseudogap at Fermi-levels of TiB{sub 2} is the competing effect of Ti-3d resonance and strong hybridization between Ti-3d and B-2p states. The variation of the chemical stabilities of these diborides is analysed. The results are compared with other theoretical and experimental work.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. The complex metal-rich boride Ti{sub 1+x}Rh{sub 2-x+y}Ir{sub 3-y}B{sub 3} (x=0.68, y=1.06) with a new structure type containing B{sub 4} zigzag fragments: Synthesis, crystal chemistry and theoretical calculations

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    Goerens, Christian [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52064 Aachen (Germany); Fokwa, Boniface P.T., E-mail: boniface.fokwa@ac.rwth-aachen.de [Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52064 Aachen (Germany)

    2012-08-15

    Polycrystalline samples and single crystals of the new complex boride Ti{sub 1+x}Rh{sub 2-x+y}Ir{sub 3-y}B{sub 3} (x=0.68; y=1.06) were synthesized by arc-melting the elements in a water-cooled copper crucible under an argon atmosphere and characterized by X-Ray diffraction as well as EDX measurements. The crystal structure was refined on the basis of single crystal data. The new phase, which represents a new structure type containing trans zigzag B{sub 4} fragments as well as isolated boron atoms crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbam (Nr. 55) with the lattice parameters a=8.620(1) A, b=14.995(2) A and c=3.234(1) A. First-principles density functional theory calculations using the Vienna ab-initio simulation package (VASP) were performed on an appropriate structural model (using a supercell approach) and the experimental crystallographic data could be reproduced accurately. Based on this model, the density of states and crystal orbital Hamilton population (for bonding analysis) were calculated, using the linear muffin-tin orbital atomic sphere approximation (LMTO-ASA) method. According to these calculations, this metal-rich compound should be metallic, as expected. Furthermore, very strong boron-boron interactions are observed in the trans zigzag B{sub 4} fragment, which induce a clear differentiation of two types of metal-boron contacts with different strength. The observed three-dimensional metal-metal interaction is in good agreement with the predicted metallic behavior. - graphical abstract: The structure of Ti{sub 1.68(2)}Rh{sub 2.38(6)}Ir{sub 1.94(4)} B{sub 3}, a new structure type containing planar trans zigzag B{sub 4} units, is another example which illustrates the tendency of metal-rich borides to form B-B bonds with increasing boron content. Beside the B{sub 4} fragment it exhibits one-dimensional chains of titanium atoms and hold one-dimensional strings of face-sharing empty tetrahedral and square pyramidal clusters (see figure). Highlights

  15. Moessbauer studies of the magnetic hyperfine interactions of 151Eu in europium monochalcogenides with application of high pressures and high magnetic fields

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    In this work the Moessbauer effect on the 21.6 keV #betta#-transition of 151Eu has been used to investigate the pressure dependence of the magnetic hyperfine interaction in the ferromagnetically saturated phase of EuS, EuSe and EuTe applying simultaneously high pressure up to 20 kbar and high external magnetic fields of about 12 T. Moreover, we have studied the effects of pressure on the core polarization field Bsub(c) of the Eu2+ ion in the magnetic dilution system Eusub(x)Srsub(1-x)S. The following results of our experiments are of particular interest: 1) The magnetic hyperfine (hf) fields Bsub(I) in the ferrogmagnetically saturated state of EuS, EuSe and EuTe do not respond very sensitively to applied pressures up to 20 kbar, in contrast to EuO. 2) The pressure dependence of Bsub(I) for EuS, EuSe and EuTe predominantly reflects the pressure dependence of the hf field contributions B1 transferred from the nearest Eu2+ neighbours. The contributions B2 transferred from the next nearest Eu2+ neighbours are concluded to be much less pressure dependent and negligible. 3) The core polarization field Bsub(c) induced by the Eu2+ ion's own 4f moment is nearly independent of pressure up to 20 kbar, at least for EuS. (orig.)

  16. Ferroelectric and impedance response of lead-free (B/sub o.5/N/sub 0.5/)TiO/sub 3/-BaZrO/sub 3/ piezoelectric ceramics

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    Lead-free piezoelectric (0.96B/sub 0.5/N/sub 0.5/TiO/sub 3/)-0.04BaZrO/sub 3/ (BNT-BZ4) was synthesized by using a solid-state reaction method. SEM micrograph shows dense microstructure. X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated the formation of a BNB-BZ4 single phase having pseudocubic symmetry. A maximum value of remnant polarization (30 meuC/cm2) and piezoelectric constant (112 pC/N) was observed for BNT-BZ4 ceramic. The temperature dependences of the dielectric properties of BNT-BZ4 were investigated in the temperature range of 25-600 degree C at various frequencies (0.1 Hz-1 MHz). The maximum dielectric constant value (epsilonr) reaches a highest value of 4046 (at 10 kHz). The electrical properties were investigated by using complex impedance spectroscopy and provided better understanding of relaxation process. (author)

  17. Franck-Condon factors perturbed by damped harmonic oscillators: Solvent enhanced X {sup 1}A{sub g} ↔ A{sup 1}B{sub 1u} absorption and fluorescence spectra of perylene

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    Wang, Chen-Wen; Zhu, Chaoyuan, E-mail: cyzhu@mail.nctu.edu.tw; Lin, Sheng-Hsien [Institute of Molecular Science, Department of Applied Chemistry and Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); Yang, Ling [Institute of Molecular Science, Department of Applied Chemistry and Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); Institute of Theoretical and Simulation Chemistry, Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); Yu, Jian-Guo [Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)

    2014-08-28

    Damped harmonic oscillators are utilized to calculate Franck-Condon factors within displaced harmonic oscillator approximation. This is practically done by scaling unperturbed Hessian matrix that represents local modes of force constants for molecule in gaseous phase, and then by diagonalizing perturbed Hessian matrix it results in direct modification of Huang–Rhys factors which represent normal modes of solute molecule perturbed by solvent environment. Scaling parameters are empirically introduced for simulating absorption and fluorescence spectra of an isolated solute molecule in solution. The present method is especially useful for simulating vibronic spectra of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules in which hydrogen atom vibrations in solution can be scaled equally, namely the same scaling factor being applied to all hydrogen atoms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The present method is demonstrated in simulating solvent enhanced X {sup 1}A{sub g} ↔ A{sup 1}B{sub 1u} absorption and fluorescence spectra of perylene (medium-sized polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) in benzene solution. It is found that one of six active normal modes v{sub 10} is actually responsible to the solvent enhancement of spectra observed in experiment. Simulations from all functionals (TD) B3LYP, (TD) B3LYP35, (TD) B3LYP50, and (TD) B3LYP100 draw the same conclusion. Hence, the present method is able to adequately reproduce experimental absorption and fluorescence spectra in both gas and solution phases.

  18. The effect of heat treatment on the phase constitution and magnetic properties of Pr{sub 9}Fe{sub 60}Co{sub 13}Zr{sub 1}Ti{sub 3}B{sub 14} alloy ribbons

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    Pawlik, Piotr; Pawlik, Katarzyna; Wyslocki, Jerzy J.; Gebara, Piotr [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Davies, Hywel A. [Department of Engineering Materials, The University of Sheffield, S1 3JD Sheffield (United Kingdom)

    2010-05-15

    Fully amorphous ribbon samples of the alloy Pr{sub 9}Fe{sub 60}Co{sub 13}Zr{sub 1}Ti{sub 3}B{sub 14} were produced by the melt-spinning technique under an Ar atmosphere. In the as-cast state, the samples were soft magnetic, with a coercivity{sub J}H{sub c} of {proportional_to}10 A/m and saturation magnetization J{sub r} of {proportional_to}1 T. Subsequent annealing at various temperatures T{sub a} (from 903 to 973 K for 10 min) resulted in an evolution of the phase constitution together with a significant change of their magnetic properties. X-ray diffractometry (XRD) revealed the presence of the hard magnetic Pr{sub 2}(Fe,Co){sub 14}B phase, precipitated during annealing. However, quantitative analysis of Moessbauer spectra for the alloy showed a multiphase constitution with a relatively low volume fraction of this crystalline phase. Furthermore, the temperature dependences of magnetization confirmed differences in the constitution of the samples annealed at various temperatures. The aim of present work was to investigate the correlation between the phase constitution and magnetic properties of the ribbon samples. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  19. Magnetic properties and loss separation in Fe{sub 76−x}Ag{sub x}Nb{sub 2}Si{sub 13}B{sub 9} amorphous alloys

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    Stokłosa, Z., E-mail: zbigniew.stoklosa@us.edu.pl; Kwapuliński, P.; Rasek, J.; Haneczok, G.; Kubisztal, M.

    2015-06-15

    Highlights: • Soft magnetic properties can be optimized by applying a suitable heat treatment. • Low field magnetic permeability of the optimized samples increases about 10 times. • Total magnetic loss of the optimized samples decreases at least 10 times. • Plasticity is much higher than that reported for similar nanocrystalline alloys. • Observed effects are attributed to formation of the relaxed amorphous phase. - Abstract: Some selected properties (magnetic, plastic, elastic) in amorphous Fe{sub 76−x}Ag{sub x}Nb{sub 2}Si{sub 13}B{sub 9} (x = 0.5, 0.75, 1.0) alloys, obtained by melt spinning technique, are presented and discussed in detail. It was shown that a suitable heat treatment of the as quenched samples (i.e. the optimization annealing) leads to a significant improvement of soft magnetic properties (permeability increases at least 10 times). The observed effect is attributed to formation of the so-called relaxed amorphous phase free of iron nanograins. Special attention is paid for loss separation into different components: hysteresis loss, eddy-current loss and residual loss. The latter effect can be attributed to diffusion of free volume and practically disappear after the optimization annealing.

  20. 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}.

  1. Synthesis, crystal structure, and properties of an interesting elliptical vanadoborate housing crystal: [Ni(en){sub 2}]{sub 6}[(VO){sub 12}O{sub 6}B{sub 18}O{sub 39}(OH){sub 3}]·5H{sub 2}O

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    Jiang, Xiangzhan; Dong, Xiaoyu [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, 830011 Urumqi (China); Key Laboratory at Universities of Education Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for New Energy Materials, Xinjiang Institute of Engineering, 830091 Urumqi (China); Pan, Shilie, E-mail: slpan@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, 830011 Urumqi (China); Han, Jian, E-mail: hanjian@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, 830011 Urumqi (China); Yang, Yun; Zhang, Fangyuan; Yu, Hongwei [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of CAS, Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 40-1 South Beijing Road, 830011 Urumqi (China)

    2015-03-05

    Highlights: • We synthesize a new organic–inorganic vanadoborate under a hydrothermal condition. • The crystal contains a novel elliptical housing with V{sub 12}B{sub 18}O{sub 60} clusters. • The physical and chemical properties of the crystal are described. - Abstract: A new vanadoborate, [Ni(en){sub 2}]{sub 6}[(VO){sub 12}O{sub 6}B{sub 18}O{sub 39}(OH){sub 3}]·5H{sub 2}O, has been synthesized under a hydrothermal condition. It crystallizes into rhombohedral crystal system with centrosymmetric space group of R3{sup ‾} with a = 20.824(7) Å, c = 21.050(14) Å, Z = 3. The crystal contains a novel elliptical housing with V{sub 12}B{sub 18}O{sub 60} clusters. Around the housing, there is six nickel atoms coordinated with two ethylenediamine molecules. The oxidation states of vanadium in the compound are V(IV) and V(V). The characterizations by powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectrum, and TG curve are also described.

  2. Constraints on exclusive branching fractions B{sub i}(B{sup +} → X{sub c}{sup i}l{sup +}ν) from moment measurements in inclusive B → X{sub c}lν decays

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    Bernlochner, Florian U.; Lueck, Thomas [University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (Canada); Biedermann, Dustin; Lacker, Heiko [Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

    2014-06-15

    As an alternative to direct measurements, we extract the branching fractions B{sub i}(B{sup +} → X{sub c}{sup i}l{sup +}ν) with X{sub c}{sup i} = D, D{sup *}, D{sub 0}, D{sub 1}{sup '}, D{sub 1}, D{sub 2}, D{sup '}, D{sup '*} and non-resonant final states (D{sup (*)}π){sub nr}, from a fit to electron energy, hadronic mass and combined hadronic mass.energy moments measured in inclusive B → X{sub c}lν decays. The fit is performed by constraining the sum of exclusive branching fractions to the measured B(B{sup +} → X{sub c}l{sup +}ν) value, and with different sets of additional constraints for the directly measured branching fractions. There is no fit scenario in which a single branching fraction can close the gap between B(B{sup +} → X{sub c}l{sup +}ν) and the sum of known branching fractions B{sub i}(B{sup +} → X{sub c}{sup i}l{sup +}ν). The fitted B(B{sup +} → anti D{sup *0}l{sup +}ν) is found to be significantly larger than its direct measurement. B(B{sup +} → anti D{sup 0}l{sup +}ν) is in good agreement with the direct measurement; when B(B{sup +} → anti D{sup *0}l{sup +}ν) is constrained the fitted B(B{sup +} → anti D{sup 0}l{sup +}ν) increases. Within large uncertainties, B(B{sup +} → anti D{sub 1}{sup '0}l{sup +}ν) agrees with direct measurements. Depending on the fit scenario, B(B{sup +} → anti D{sub 0}{sup 0}l{sup +}ν) is consistent with or larger than its direct measurement. The fit is not able to easily disentangle B{sup +} → anti D{sub 1}{sup 0}l{sup +}ν and B{sup +} → anti D{sub 2}{sup 0}l{sup +}ν, and tends to increase the sum of these two branching fractions. B(B{sup +} → (D{sup (*)}π){sub nr}l{sup +}ν) with nonresonant (D{sup (*)}π){sub nr} final states is found to be of the order 0.3 %. No indication is found for significant contributions from so far unmeasured B{sup +} → anti D{sup '(*)0}l{sup +}ν decays. (orig.)

  3. Flavour physics in the littlest Higgs model with T-parity: effects in the K, B{sub d/s} and D systems

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    Recksiegel, S. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physikdepartment, T31, James-Franck-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2010-07-15

    The Littlest Higgs Model with T parity (LHT) is an interesting alternative model for New Physics at the TeV scale. Although Flavour Physics was not the reason for creating the LHT model, significant effects (such as large CP violation where not predicted by the SM) can be created without violating existing experimental bounds. We study the B-, K- and especially the D-sector. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  4. Kinin B>1 receptors mediate depression-like behavior response in stressed mice treated with systemic E. coli lipopolysaccharide

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    Campos Maria M; Siqueira Jarbas M; Figueiredo Claudia P; Dornelles Fabiana N; Maciel Izaque S; Viana Alice F; Calixto João B

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Kinin B1 receptors are inducible molecules up-regulated after inflammatory stimuli. This study evaluated the relevance of kinin B1 receptors in a mouse depression behavior model. Methods Mice were exposed to a 5-min swimming session, and 30 min later they were injected with E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Depression-like behavior was assessed by determining immobility time in a tail suspension test. Different brain structures were collected for molecular and immunohistoc...

  5. 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...... cells. 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....

  6. Studies of the B(c) meson at CDF

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    Spezziga, Mario; /Texas Tech.

    2005-11-01

    The authors present the latest measurements of the B{sub c} meson properties using 360 pb{sup -1} of data collected by the CDF detector. The results include the B{sub c} mass and the ratio of branching fraction B{sub c} {yields} J/{psi} l with respect to B {yields} J/{psi}K.

  7. 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

  8. Structural and thermal stability criteria of Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Shaaban, Essam R; Saddeek, Yasser B [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, PO 71452, Assiut (Egypt); Shapaan, M [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Nasr City (Egypt)], E-mail: esam_ramadan2005@yahoo.com

    2008-04-16

    Glasses with compositions xBi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-(100-x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} with 30{<=}x{<=}60 mol% have been prepared using the normal melt quenching technique. Infrared (IR) spectroscopy was used as a structural probe of the nearest-neighbor environment in the glass network. Assessment of the thermal stability of these glasses was achieved in terms of various simple quantitative methods based on the characteristic temperatures, such as the glass transition temperature, T{sub g}, the onset temperature of crystallization, T{sub in}, the temperature corresponding to the maximum crystallization rate, T{sub p}, and the melting temperature, T{sub m}. In this case, k{sub gl} may be more suitable for estimating the glass thermal stability in the above composition range. In this work the kinetic parameter K{sub r}(T) is added to the stability criteria. The thermal stability of the glasses that were studied has been correlated with the activation energy of crystallization by this kinetic criterion and compared with those evaluated by other criteria. The results of both the criteria and the kinetic parameter K{sub r}(T) confirm that the thermal stability decreases with increasing Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. The former parameters, besides the average force constant of the BO{sub 3} structural unit, were characterized and discussed in terms of the changes in the glass structure.

  9. High temperature x ray diffraction determination of the body-centered-cubic-face-centered-cubic transformation temperature in (Fe{sub 70}Ni{sub 30}){sub 88}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} nanocomposites

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    Ipus, J. J.; McHenry, M. E. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Herre, P. [Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, Dresden D-01069 (Germany); Ohodnicki, P. [National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236 (United States)

    2012-04-01

    In situ high-temperature x ray diffraction and magnetization measurements were performed on a melt-spun (Fe{sub 70}Ni{sub 30}){sub 88}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4}Cu{sub 1} amorphous alloy to follow its structural evolution. At 728 K, a bcc-FeNi phase was observed as the primary crystallization product followed by transformation to an fcc phase {approx}773 K. During cooling to room temperature, the fcc-to-bcc transformation was not observed, and the metastable fcc-NiFe phase was retained at room temperature.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. Study of Charged Particle Species Produced in Association with B0, B-, and Bs Mesons in proton - anti-proton collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV

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    Usynin, Denys

    2005-12-01

    The authors study the yields of charged kaons, charged pions, and protons produced in association with B mesons produced in proton-antiproton collisions at center of mass energy 1960 GeV using 355 pb{sup -1} of data collected with the CDF detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. This is the first reported measurements of these yields at a hadron collider. The B mesons are reconstructed using their semileptonic decays: B{sup 0} {yields} {ell}{sup +}D{sup -}X, D{sup -} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup -}; B{sup 0} {yields} {ell}{sup +}D*{sup -}X, D*{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup -}{bar D}{sup 0},{bar D}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}; B{sup +} {yields} {ell}{sup +}{bar D}{sup 0}X, {bar D}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}; B{sub s}{yields}{ell}{sup +}D{sub s}{sup -}X, D{sub s}{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup -}{phi},{phi} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -}. The K, {pi}, and p are identified using the Time of Flight detector (TOF), the CDF spectrometer, and the specific ionization (dE/dx) measured in the central drift chamber (COT). The fraction of charged kaons produced in association with {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} mesons is found to be larger than the fraction produced in association with the {bar B}{sup 0} and B{sup -} mesons, as expected from naive models of heavy quark hadronization to mesons. The particle species yields are found to be in qualitative agreement with simulation of B meson production in hadron collisions from the PYTHIA Monte Carlo, although the yield of kaons around {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} mesons is found to be larger in the simulation when compared to the data. These studies are important for understanding methods of identifying the flavor of {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} mesons in measurement of {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} flavor oscillations and charge conjugation-parity (CP) violation in {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} meson decays.

  13. Parametric study on uniplanar K-joints made of RHS regarding axial force, in-plane bending and out-of-plane bending moments

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    Mang, F.; Herion, S.; Bucak, O. [Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents first results of calculations according to the finite element method for uniplanar K-joints with gap. The investigations cover thin-walled rectangular hollow sections of commonly used dimensions and manufacture. The employed finite element model has been optimized and checked carefully in a research program sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (Research foundation of German government) dealing with multiplanar K-joints with gap. Compared to previous investigations, the influence of axial load, in-plane bending moments (IPB) and out-of-plane bending moments (OPB) are considered separately. With these models, parametric studies have been carried out to make statements on the strain concentration factors SNCF in terms of the geometric parameters {beta} = b{sub 1}/b{sub 0}; {tau} = t{sub 1}/t{sub 0} and gap g. As far as possible, graphs are given.

  14. Experimental study of high beta toroidal plasmas

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    Experiments on the Wisconsin Levitated Toroidal Octupole have produced a wide range of stable high β plasmas with β significantly above single fluid MHD theory predictions. A stable β approx. 8% plasma, twice the fluid limit, is obtained with 5 rho/sub i/ approx. L/sub n/ and tau/sub β/ approx. = 6000 tau/sub Alfven/ = 600 μsec. The enhanced stability is explained with a kinetic treatment that includes the effect of finite ion gyroradius which couples the ballooning mode to an ion drift wave. In a more collisional, large gyroradius (2 rho/sub i/ approx. L/sub n/) regime, a stable β approx. 35% plasma is obtained with a decay time of 1000 Alfven times. Measurement of the equilibrium magnetic field in this regime indicates that the diamagnetic current density is five times smaller than predicted by ideal MHD, probably due to ion gyroviscosity. Particle transport is anomalous and ranges from agreement with the classical diffusion rate at the highest beta, lowest field plasma (B/sub P/ = 200 G), to thirteen times the classical rate in a β=11%, high field plasma (B/sub P/ = 860 G) where the level of enhancement increase with magnetic field. Fluctuations in density, electrostatic potential, and magnetic field have been studied in plasmas with β from 0.1% to 40%

  15. Bulk amorphous powder cores with low core loss by spark-plasma sintering Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9.6}B{sub 8.4}P{sub 6} amorphous powder with small amounts of SiO{sub 2}

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    Li, Xue [School of Material and Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), 185 Qianshan Zhong Road, Anshan, Liaoning 114051 (China); Lu, Gonghao, E-mail: ghlu@ustl.edu.cn [School of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), 185 Qianshan Zhong Road, Anshan, Liaoning 114051 (China); Zhang, Zhiqiang [School of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), 185 Qianshan Zhong Road, Anshan, Liaoning 114051 (China); Ju, Dongying [School of Material and Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), 185 Qianshan Zhong Road, Anshan, Liaoning 114051 (China); Makino, Akihiro [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2015-10-25

    Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9.6}B{sub 8.4}P{sub 6} amorphous powder was produced by gas atomization. Next, bulk amorphous powder discs were prepared by pressing a mixture of Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9.6}B{sub 8.4}P{sub 6} amorphous powder and a small amount of SiO{sub 2} powder using the spark plasma sintering technique. The resulting bulk amorphous powder cores were obtained from the compacted discs using an electrical spark erosion machine. The powder core with 5 mass% SiO{sub 2} shows both high saturation magnetization of 1.41 T and good soft magnetic properties, 23 A/m for coercive force and 117 for effective permeability at 1 kHz. The core also exhibits much lower core loss than silicon steels or the powder core without SiO{sub 2}, only 71 W/kg at a maximum magnetic induction of 0.2 T with a frequency of 10 kHz. The low core loss is due to a SiO{sub 2} insulator layer forming on the surface of the alloy powder that can effectively reduce the eddy current and consequently reduce the core loss. - Highlights: • An amorphous powder core is prepared by using spark-plasma sintering technique • The core shows good soft magnetic properties and much lower core loss. • The saturation magnetization is 1.41 T and the coercive force is 23 A/m. • The effective permeability at 1 kHz is 117. • The core loss at 10 kHz and maximum induction of 0.2 T is only 71 W/kg.

  16. New type of nido-carborane of platinum: a pseudocloso-carborane. X-ray structural investigation of (Ph/sub 3/P)/sub 2/Pt-6,9-C/sub 2/B/sub 8/H/sub 10/

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    Kukina, G.A.; Porai-Koshits, M.A.; Sergienko, V.S.

    1987-02-01

    The reaction of Na/sub 2/C/sub 2/B/sub 8/H/sub 10/ with Pt(PPh/sub 3/)/sub 2/Cl/sub 2/ gives the complex (Ph/sub 3/P)/sub 2/PtC/sub 2/B/sub 8/H/sub 10/. Its structure has been established by x-ray diffraction analysis /lambdaMo, 6139 reflections, combination of anisotropic and isotropic (C(Ph)) least-squares methods with inclusion of located H(carborane) and calculated H(Ph) atoms, R = 0.045/. The crystals are triclinic: a = 11.035, b = 11.420, c = 16.154 A, ..cap alpha.. = 90.97, ..beta.. = 92.89, ..gamma.. = 114.36/sup 0/, Z = 2, space group P anti 1. It has been shown that the metallocarborane part of the complex has the form of a decarborane basket with C atoms at opposing vertices (6,9) of the outer hexagonal frame and C-Pt-C bonds forming the handle of the basket. All the H atoms of the carborane are terminal, and there is one for each C and B atom. The coordination of the Pt atom is brought up to square coordination by the two P atoms of the phosphine groups. The bond lengths and angles are: Pt-P = 2.297 and 2.322, Pt-C = 2.141 and 2.154 A, PPtP = 93.72, CPtC = 94.8, PPtC = 84.0 and 87.7/sup 0/. The uniqueness of the pseudocloso-type structure found for carborane complexes of Pt and Pd has been noted.

  17. High-pressure structural behaviour of Cu{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}Cr{sub 2}S{sub 4}: An experimental and theoretical study

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    Waśkowska, A. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław (Poland); Gerward, L., E-mail: gerward@fysik.dtu.dk [Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark); Staun Olsen, J. [Niels Bohr Institute, Oersted Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark); Svane, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark); Vaitheeswaran, G. [Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachbowli, Hyderabad 500 046, Andhra Pradesh (India); Kanchana, V. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailaram 502 205, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2013-11-25

    Highlights: •First high-pressure study of the thiospinel Cu{sub ½}Fe{sub ½}Cr{sub 2}S{sub 4}. •First determination of the bulk modulus and its pressure derivative. •Phase transition, reducing symmetry to lower than cubic, at 14.5 GPa. •Jahn–Teller activity of Cu(2{sup +}) and high-spin to low-spin transition of Fe(2{sup +}). -- Abstract: The structural behaviour of Cu{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}Cr{sub 2}S{sub 4} has been studied experimentally and theoretically at pressures up to 44 GPa. The experiments are supported by density functional calculations using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital method for investigating ground state properties and high-pressure behaviour. We report here the first experimental and theoretical determinations of the bulk modulus: B{sub 0} = 106(2) GPa and B{sub 0}{sup ′} = 4.0 (experimental), and B{sub 0} = 96 GPa and B{sub 0}{sup ′} = 3.9 (calculated). Moreover, a pressure-induced structural and electronic phase transformation occurs at 14.5 GPa accompanied by a volume collapse of about 6%. Tentatively, the high-pressure phase is assigned the defect NiAs structure of Cr{sub 3}S{sub 4} type with space group I2/m (12). The mechanism of the phase transition is explained by a Jahn–Teller type distortion, associated with geometrical frustration and magnetic spin changes.

  18. The electronic states of 1,2,5-oxadiazole studied by VUV absorption spectroscopy and CI, CCSD(T) and DFT methods

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    Palmer, Michael H., E-mail: m.h.palmer@ed.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, Scotland (United Kingdom)

    2009-06-12

    The 1,2,5-oxadiazole VUV absorption spectrum in the range 5-11.5 eV, shows broad bands centred near 6.2, 7.1, 8.3, 8.8, 10.6 and 11.3 eV. Rydberg states associated with three ionisation energies (IE) were identified in the complex fine structure above 8.7 eV. Electronic vertical excitation energies for singlet and triplet valence, and Rydberg states were computed using ab initio multi-reference multi-root CI methods. There is generally a good correlation between the envelope of the theoretical intensities and the experimental spectrum. The nature of the more intense calculated Rydberg states, and positions of the main valence and Rydberg bands are discussed. The lowest triplet, singlet and Rydberg 3s excited states have equilibrium structures that are non-planar with C{sub S} symmetry, in a chair-like orientation where the O and H atoms lie out of the NCCN plane. This finding is consistent with the doubling of the low energy UV spectral lines [B.J. Forrest, A.W. Richardson, Can. J. Chem., 50 (1972) 2088]. The nearly degenerate IE of the UV-photoelectron spectrum (UV-PES, Palmer et al. 1977) makes analysis of the VUV spectrum difficult, leading to the necessity for reinvestigation. Vertical studies (IE{sub V}) using CI, Tamm-Dancoff (TDA) and Green's Function (GF) methods all gave similar results, with near degeneracy of the first 3IE{sub V} confirming the earlier study. Studies of the adiabatic IE (IE{sub A}) using CCSD(T) and B3LYP methods, showed the energy sequence {sup 2}A{sub 2} < {sup 2}B{sub 1} < {sup 2}B{sub 2}, but these states are all saddle points, in contrast to the 4th state ({sup 2}A{sub 1}) which is a minimum. In contrast, MP2 study of the {sup 2}B{sub 2} state showed a minimum, with only two saddle points. Complete minima were found after minor twisting of the structures. The lowest energy cationic state is {sup 2}A{sup ''} (C{sub S}), which closely resembles the {sup 2}B{sub 2} state. The O-N-C-C skeleton is twisted by 8{sup o}. The

  19. 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

  20. An experimental and ab initio study of the electronic spectrum of the jet-cooled F{sub 2}BO free radical

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    Grimminger, Robert; Clouthier, Dennis J., E-mail: dclaser@uky.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Sheridan, Phillip M. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York 14208 (United States)

    2014-04-28

    We have studied the B{sup ~} {sup 2}A{sub 1}–X{sup ~} {sup 2}B{sub 2} laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectrum of the jet-cooled F{sub 2}BO radical for the first time. The transition consists of a strong 0{sub 0}{sup 0} band at 446.5 nm and eight weak sequence bands to shorter wavelengths. Single vibronic level emission spectra obtained by laser excitation of individual levels of the B{sup ~} state exhibit two electronic transitions: a very weak, sparse B{sup ~}–X{sup ~} band system in the 450–500 nm region and a stronger, more extensive set of B{sup ~} {sup 2}A{sub 1}–A{sup ~} {sup 2}B{sub 1} bands in the 580–650 nm region. We have also performed a series of high level ab initio calculations to predict the electronic energies, molecular structures, vibrational frequencies, and rotational and spin-rotation constants in the X{sup ~} {sup 2}B{sub 2}, A{sup ~2}B{sub 1} and B{sup ~} {sup 2}A{sub 1} electronic states as an aid to the analysis of the experimental data. The theoretical results have been used as input for simulations of the rotationally resolved B{sup ~} {sup 2}A{sub 1}–X{sup ~} {sup 2}B{sub 2} 0{sub 0}{sup 0} LIF band and Franck-Condon profiles of the LIF and single vibronic level emission spectra. The agreement between the simulations obtained with purely ab initio parameters and the experimental spectra validates the geometries calculated for the ground and excited states and the conclusion that the radical has C{sub 2v} symmetry in the X{sup ~}, A{sup ~}, and B{sup ~} states. The spectra provide considerable new information about the vibrational energy levels of the X{sup ~} and A{sup ~} states, but very little for the B{sup ~} state, due to the very restrictive Franck-Condon factors in the LIF spectra.

  1. High pressure studies on uranium and thorium silicide compounds: Experiment and theory

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    Yagoubi, S., E-mail: said.yagoubi@u-psud.fr [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); LEEL SIS2M UMR 3299 CEA-CNRS, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette (France); Departement de Chimie, Universite Paris-Sud 11, 91405 Orsay (France); Heathman, S. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Svane, A. [Department of Physics, University of Aarhus, DK 8000, Aarhus C (Denmark); Vaitheeswaran, G. [ACRHEM, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, Andhra Pradesh (India); Heines, P.; Griveau, J.-C. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Le Bihan, T. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, 38043 Grenoble (France); Idiri, M.; Wastin, F.; Caciuffo, R. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2013-01-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High pressure studies on uranium and thorium silicide compounds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Bulk modulus B{sub 0} at ambient pressure are obtained from the measured P-V relations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Experimental results are well reproduced by the calculated equation of state. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electronic densities of states are calculated for ThSi, USi and USi2. - Abstract: The actinide silicides ThSi, USi and USi{sub 2} have been studied under high pressure using both theory and experiment. High pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction experiments were performed on polycrystalline samples in diamond anvil cells at room temperature and for pressures up to 54, 52 and 26 GPa, for ThSi, USi and USi{sub 2}, respectively. At ambient conditions, the uranium silicides crystallize in tetragonal structures (space groups: I4/mmm for USi and I4{sub 1}/amd for USi{sub 2}), while ThSi adopts an orthorhombic structure (space group: Pbnm) (including an anharmonic analysis of the silicon). These structures are found to be stable with no structural transitions observed up to the highest pressures achieved. The zero-pressure bulk modulus B{sub 0} and its pressure derivative B{sub 0}{sup Prime} at ambient pressure are obtained from the measured P-V relations. The experiments are accompanied by first principles calculations using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital method within the generalized gradient approximation for exchange-correlation effects. Experimental results are well reproduced by the calculated equation of state and ground state properties.

  2. 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.

  3. 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}.

  4. 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.

  5. 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:

  6. 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.

  7. Near-infrared quantum cutting in RE{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm): GeO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZnO-LaF{sub 3} glasses via downconversion

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    Lakshminarayana, G. [State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)], E-mail: glnphysics@rediffmail.com; Qiu Jianrong [State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2009-07-29

    An efficient near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting (QC) involving the emission of two near-infrared photons for each blue photon absorbed is realized in RE{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm): GeO{sub 2}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ZnO-LaF{sub 3} glasses. Upon excitation of Pr{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, and Tm{sup 3+} ions with visible photons at 482, 483, and 467 nm two near-infrared photons at 950-1100 nm (Yb{sup 3+}:{sup 2}F{sub 5/2} {yields} {sup 2}F{sub 7/2}) through an efficient cooperative energy transfer from Pr{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, and Tm{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+}, with an optimal quantum efficiency close to 200% has been demonstrated. The development of the near-infrared quantum cutting oxyfluoride glasses could open a route in achieving high efficiency silicon-based solar cells by means of downconversion in the visible part of the solar spectrum to {approx}1000 nm photons with a two fold increase in the photon number.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. ESR study of Mn++-doped in cadmium (Imidazole)6(NO3)2

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    In continuation of the earlier studies on metal ion-imidazole interaction, ESR of single crystal of cadmium imidazole nitrate doped with Mn++ is studied. It crystallises in the trigonal system with the space group R3. Cd ions are located at special positions 3a(3) and have octahedral coordination with slight compression along the 3-fold axis or c-axis. The grown crystals showed rhombohedral habit and cleave perpendicular to the c-axis as identified by the polarizing microscope experiments. A single site spectrum was observed both at 77deg K and room temperature. At room temperature the lines were found to be broad and showed cubic anisotropy with relatively small fine structure spread. This was verified by observed axial character in a plane perpendicular to the c-axis. At 77deg K, along the c-axis, lines were found to be narrower and the observed spectrum is dominated by the axial field. Preliminary analysis along these directions gave the following spin Hamiltonian parameters: A = 89 G, Bsub(2)sup(not) = -14.4 G, Bsub(4)sup(not) = -0.11 G. These results indicated that Mn++ enters substitutionally for Gdsup(2+) site and that the spin Hamiltonian parameters are temperature dependent. (auth.)

  13. 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.)

  14. NMR STUDIES OF LIQUID CRYSTALS AND MOLECULES DISSOLVED IN LIQUID CRYSTAL SOLVENTS

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    Drobny, G.P.

    1982-11-01

    This thesis describes several studies in which nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectroscopy has been used to probe the structure, orientation and dynamics of liquid crystal mesogens and molecules dissolved in liquid crystalline phases. In addition, a modern high field nmr spectrometer is described which has been used to perform such nmr studies. Chapter 1 introduces the quantum mechanical formalisms used throughout this thesis and briefly reviews the fundamentals of nuclear spin physics and pulsed nmr spectroscopy. First the density operator is described and a specific form for the canonical ensemble is derived. Then Clebsch-Gordon coefficients, Wigner rotation matrices, and irreducible tensor operators are reviewed. An expression for the equilibrium (Curie) magnetization is obtained and the linear response of a spin system to a strong pulsed r.f. irradiation is described. Finally, the spin interaction Hamiltonians relevant to this work are reviewed together with their truncated forms. Chapter 2 is a deuterium magnetic resonance study of two 'nom' liquid crystals which possess several low temperature mesomorphic phases. Specifically, deuterium quadrupolar echo spectroscopy is used to determine the orientation of the liquid crystal molecules in smectic phases, the changes in molecular orientation and motion that occur at smectic-smectic phase transitions, and the order of the phase transitions. For both compounds, the phase sequence is determined to be isotropic, nematic, smectic A, smectic C, smectic B{sub A}, smectic B{sub C}, and crystalline. The structure of the smectic A phase is found to be consistent with the well-known model of a two dimensional liquid in which molecules are rapidly rotating about their long axes and oriented at right angles to the plane of the layers. Molecules in the smectic C phase are found to have their long axes tilted with respect to the layer normal, and the tilt angle is temperature dependent, increasing from zero at the

  15. Moessbauer study of nanocrystalline PrFeB and PrFeCrB alloys

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    Barra-Barrera, A.D.; Murakami, R.K.; Partiti, C.S.M.; Villas-Boas, V. E-mail: val@macbeth.if.usp.br

    2001-05-01

    Ribbons of Pr{sub 4.5}Fe{sub 77}B{sub 18.5} and Pr{sub 5}Fe{sub 74}Cr{sub 3}B{sub 18} alloys were produced by melt spinning and then annealed by flash or conventional annealing to develop enhanced-remanence nanocrystalline magnetic material. These materials were studied by magnetic measurements, X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer spectroscopy in order to understand the relationship between structural and magnetic properties. These analyses showed that the phases present in these materials are Pr{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B, Fe{sub 3}B and {alpha}-Fe. The samples with Cr present a coercive field 50% higher than the Cr-free samples. The Moessbauer spectra were analyzed as a superposition of the well-known spectra of Pr{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B, Fe{sub 3}B and {alpha}-Fe. The mean hyperfine magnetic field of each phase was obtained from the spectral analysis, as well as, the relative amount of each phase present. From Moessbauer results it seems that Cr atoms preferentially dissolves in the Fe{sub 3}B phase.

  16. [3H]methylcarbamylcholine, a new radioligand for studying brain nicotinic receptors

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    A new radioligand, [3H]methylcarbamylcholine, has been developed for the study of the nicotinic cholinergic and nicotine-like binding sites in rat brain membranes. A Scatchard analysis with the radioligand yielded a Ksub(d) of 1.1 x 10-9 M and a Bsub(max) of 4.0 x 10-14 moles/mg protein which compares with a lower affinity site for (-)-[3H]nicotine having a Ksub(d) of 3 x 10-9 M and a Bsub(max) of 2x 10-14 moles/mg. Comparable values for the Ksub(d) were obtained from a Hill plot and from calculations based on rate constants for association and dissociation. A comparison of the binding affinities of various nicotine analogues, nicotinic cholinergic agents, and other neurotropic agents revealed a close similarity between the two radioligands, with the exception that quaternization of nicotine or carbamate esters increased affinity by at least an order of magnitude with [3H]methylcarbamylcholine and resulted in a comparable decrease in affinity with [3H]nicotine as the ligand. The binding of [3H]methylcarbamylcholine, like [3H]nicotine, was not displaceable by muscarinic cholinergic antagonists. It was concluded that, although [3H]methylcarbamylcholine and [3H]nicotine bind to a common receptor in brain, the functional and chemical characteristics of the receptor(s) differ in some respects from peripheral nicotinic cholinergic receptors. (author)

  17. Statistical study of the 'instantaneous' nightside auroral oval: The equatorward boundary of electron precipitation as observed by the Isis 1 and 2 satellites

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    Electron spectrograms from 351 passes of the Isis 1 and 2 satellites were utilized to study statistically the effects of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), substorm activity, and the earth's dipole tilt angle on the latitude of the equatorward boundary of the nightside (2000--0400 magnetic local time) 'instantaneous' auroral oval. The boundary location (in invariant latitude) of the instantaneous oval at hourly local time intervals was identified in terms of the equatorward boundary of the diffuse >100-eV electron precipitation. The following characteristics were noted: (1) The north-south component (B/sub z/) of the IMF plays the dominant role in controlling the motion of this boundary. The invariant latitude of the boundary is shown to shift by approximately +- 40 depending on the direction of the IMF (northward and southward, respectively) relative to its position corresponding to B/sub z/=0. This indicates an inward motion of the associated boundary in the magnetotail by about 5 earth radii when the IMF changes its direction from northward to southward with large magnitude. There is a significant difference in the amount of the shift between the evening and morning sectors: i.e., for the same decrease in B/sub z/ value the boundary moves more equatorward in the morning sector than in the evening sector. When the obtained oval particle boundary was projected onto the equatorial plane of the magnetotail along magnetic field lines, good agreement was found between the projected boundary and the drift boundary (the Alfven layer) of low-energy electrons in the presence of the dawn-dusk electric field. (2) Substorm activity seems to have a separate role in determining the latitude of the equatorward boundary of the nightside auroral precipitation region

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    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 B{sub c} {yields} J/{psi}{pi} decay signal with the CDF Run II detector in 360 pb{sup -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.

  20. Physics-magnetics trade studies for tandem mirror reactors

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    We describe and present results obtained from the optimization package of the Tandem Mirror Reactor Systems Code. We have found it to be very useful in searching through multidimensional parameter space, and have applied it here to study the effect of choke coil field strength and net electric power on cost of electricity (COE) and mass utilization factor (MUF) for MINIMARS type reactors. We have found that a broad optimum occurs at B/sub choke/ = 26 T for both COE and MUF. The COE economy of scale approaches saturation at quite low powers, around 600 MW(e). The saturation is mainly due to longer construction times for large plants, and the associated time related costs. The MUF economy of scale does not saturate, at least for powers up to 2400 MW(e)

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Microstructural and magnetic properties study of Fe–P rolled sheet alloys

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    Jafari, S. [Center of Excellence for Ceramics in Energy and Environment, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran 16846-13114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Beitollahi, A., E-mail: beitolla@iust.ac.ir [Center of Excellence for Ceramics in Energy and Environment, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran 16846-13114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); EftekhariYekta, B. [Center of Excellence for Ceramics in Energy and Environment, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran 16846-13114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kanada, Keiu [Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota (Japan); Ohkubo, T.; Gopalan, R. [Magnetic Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Herzer, Giselher [Vacuumschmelze GmBH, D-63450 Hanau (Germany); Hono, K. [Magnetic Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)

    2014-05-01

    In the work presented here, the soft magnetic properties of Fe{sub 1−x}P{sub x} (x=0.36, 0.7, 1.1 at%) rolled sheet alloys were investigated. In this respect, the as-rolled sheets were subjected to a two steps annealing processes; the first one between 800 and 1000 °C for 1 h referred as first stage annealing and the second one at lower temperatures (500 and 600 °C) for 30 min, referred as second step annealing. BH tracer measurements at 50 Hz showed that for all of the phosphorous containing alloys, in general, the magnitude of coercivity decreased by applying these two annealing steps compared to those of as-rolled samples. For all of the studied samples, the B{sub 50} values measured at 50 Hz were in the range of 1.6–1.7 tesla (T). Samples having highest amount of phosphorous (1.1 at%) exhibited lower eddy current loss compared to the rest of the specimens due to the increased electrical resistivity. Besides, microstructural studies revealed that the prepared samples were free from Fe{sub 3}P phase precipitation and the average grain size increased (∼three times) with increasing the phosphorous content giving rise to the decrease of hysteresis losses. Further, amongst the whole prepared samples, the alloy containing 1.1 at% P showed the lowest hysteresis loss (6.99 W/kg), eddy current loss (9.25 W/kg) as well as the highest magnetic induction (1.7 T) at 5000 A/M (B{sub 50}). - Highlights: • We have studied magnetic properties and microstructure of Fe{sub 1−x}P{sub x} rolled sheet alloys. • Increasing phosphorous content increases the B{sub 50} from 1.65 to 1.70 T. • Increasing phosphorous content causes the decline of the eddy current loss. • The grain size increases about 3 times with increasing phosphorous concentration. • The hysteresis loss decreases with increasing the phosphorous content (88%)

  5. 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.

  6. Reliability design and case study of a refrigerator compressor subjected to repetitive loads

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    Woo, Seong-woo [SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd., 272, Refrigeration Division, Oseon-Dong, Gwangsan-Gu, Gwangju-City, Korea 506-723 (Korea); Pecht, Michael [CALCE Electronic Packaging Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, TX 77843-3123 (United States); O' Neal, Dennis L. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX (United States)

    2009-05-15

    A newly designed crankshaft of a compressor for a side-by-side (SBS) refrigerator was studied. Using mass and energy conservation balances, a variety of compressor loads typically found in a refrigeration cycle were analyzed. The laboratory failure modes and mechanisms were compressor locking and crankshaft wear. These were similar to those of the failed samples in the field. Failure analysis, accelerated life testing (ALT), and corrective actions were used to identify the key reliability parameters. The design parameters of the crankshaft included the hole locations and the groove of the crankshaft used for oil lubrication, crankshaft hardness, and thrust washer interference. Based on the analysis and design changes, the B{sub 1} life of the new design is now over ten years with a yearly failure rate of 0.01 percent. A five step procedure is recommended for parts design. (author)

  7. A study on the magnetic behavior of Nd-Fe-B/{alpha}-Fe nanocomposite films

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    Madeswaran, S; Tokiwa, K [Polyscale Technology Research Center, Tokyo University of Science 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510 (Japan); Tamano, S; Goto, S, E-mail: smades@rs.noda.tus.ac.j [Department of Applied Electronics, Tokyo University of Science, Japan 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba, 278-8510 (Japan)

    2010-06-01

    Nanocomposite Nd-Fe-B / {alpha}-Fe thin films were prepared by sputtering successively a Nd-rich Nd{sub 21}Fe{sub 64}B{sub 15} and a Fe targets in a multilayer structure using radio frequency (RF) magnetron gun. We have studied the influence of thickness of {alpha}-Fe layer on the magnetic properties of Nd-Fe-B / {alpha}-Fe thin films. A nanocomposite thin film with 15nm thick {alpha}-Fe layer prepared on 550{sup 0}C heated substrate gives the highest energy product, 190 kJ/m{sup 3} along with a coercivity of 950 kA/m. Magnetic hysteresis loop measurement shows that the hard (Nd-Fe-B) and soft ({alpha}-Fe) layers are exchange coupled firmly for the films deposited on heated substrate whereas the two layers are decoupled for room temperature deposited and post annealed films.

  8. 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.

  9. First principles lattice dynamics study of SnO{sub 2} polymorphs

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    Erdem, I., E-mail: ierdem@pau.edu.tr [Department of Physics, Pamukkale University, Kinikli Campus, 20020 Denizli (Turkey); Kart, H.H. [Department of Physics, Pamukkale University, Kinikli Campus, 20020 Denizli (Turkey); Cagin, T. [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843-3003 (United States)

    2015-06-05

    Highlights: • Mode frequencies at the zone center (Γ) after LO/TO splitting are calculated. • Softening of B{sub 1g} mode at the rutile-CaCl{sub 2} phase transition is confirmed. • Dispersions of polymorphs of SnO{sub 2} are calculated for the first time except for rutile. • They show entire dynamical stability except for α-PbO{sub 2} phase. • Thermal properties are evaluated by applying quasi harmonic approximation. - Abstract: The structural properties of SnO{sub 2} polymorphs in the sequential order of observed phases in experiments are determined by the density functional theory (DFT) calculations based on local density approximation (LDA) of ultra soft pseudo potentials (US-PPs). Phonon dispersion relations are calculated by the lattice dynamics calculations. Shifts in the infrared (IR) active optical modes due to polarization (LO/TO splitting) are also calculated. Moreover, softening of B{sub 1g} mode at the rutile-CaCl{sub 2} second-order ferroelastic phase transition is confirmed. Thermal properties, such as temperature behavior of bulk modulus and thermal expansion in the rutile phase are obtained by employing quasiharmonic approximation (QHA). They are in good agreement with the available experimental results. Dynamic stabilities of SnO{sub 2} polymorphs except for the rutile phase are checked for the first time by using phonon dispersions. The rutile, CaCl{sub 2}, pyrite, ZrO{sub 2} and cotunnite type structures have shown thermodynamical stability. The cause of α-PbO{sub 2} phase showing nearly stability is discussed in the light of experimental studies. However, the fluorite type structure is definitely instable even at different pressures. It may not be one of SnO{sub 2} polymorphs.

  10. 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.

  11. Confinement studies of neutral beam heated discharges in TFTR

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    The TFTR tokamak has reached its original machine design specifications (I/sub p/ = 2.5 MA and B/sub T/ = 5.2T). Recently, the D0 neutral beam heating power has been increased to 6.3 MW. By operating at low plasma current (I/sub p/ approx. = 0.8 MA) and low density anti n/sub e/ approx. = 1 x 1019m-3), high ion temperatures (9 +- keV) and rotation speeds (7 x 105 m/s) have been achieved during injection. At the opposite extreme, pellet injection into high current plasmas has been used to increase the line-average density to 8 x 1019m-3 and the central density to 1.6 x 1020m-3/ This wide range of operating conditions has enabled us to conduct scaling studies of the global energy confinement time in both ohmically and beam heated discharges as well as more detailed transport studies of the profile dependence. In ohmic discharges, the energy confinement time is observed to scale linearly with density only up to anti n/sub e/ approx. 4.5 x 1019m-3 and then to increase more gradually, achieving a maximum value of approx. 0.45 s. In beam heated discharges, the energy confinement time is observed to decrease with beam power and to increase with plasma current. With P/sub b/ = 5.6 MW, anti n/sub e/ = 4.7 x 1019m-3, I/sub p/ = 2.2 MA and B/sub T = 4.7T, the gross energy confinement time is 0.22 s and T/sub i/(0) = 4.8 keV. Despite shallow penetration of D0 beams (at the beam energy less than or equal to 80 keV with low species yield), tau/sub E/(a) values are as large as those for H0 injection, but central confinement times are substantially greater. This is a consequence of the insensitivity of the temperature and safety factor profile shapes to the heating profile. The radial variation of tau/sub E/ is even more pronounced with D0 injection into high density pellet-injected plasmas. 25 refs

  12. Neutron powder diffraction study on the Debye-Waller factor in TiC and TiN compounds and comparison with X-ray results

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    The Debye parameters B/sub eff/ representing random displacement of atoms are found to be nearly identical for the samples TiC/sub 0.96/, TiN/sub 0.98/, and TiC/sub 0.48/N/sub 0.51/, being equal to (0.28 +- 0.02), (0.29 +- 0.02), and (0.30 +- 0.03) x 10-20 cm2, respectively. The intensities of neutron diffraction peaks are discussed in connection with the study of charge distribution in TiC/sub 0.96/ by X-ray diffraction and they exclude the interpretation of intensity deviations found previously by the systematic static displacements of titanium atoms outwards the carbon vacancies. (author)

  13. Electric currents above Saint-Santin 3. A preliminary study of disturbances: June 6, 1978; March 22, 1979; March 23, 1979

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    This paper presents three case studies of ionospheric disturbances in electric fields, currents, and winds during periods of geomagnetic storms. These disturbances are detected by the Saint-Santin incoherent scatter radar. The disturbances are shown to originate from two distinct physical mechanism: (1) penetration of electric fields to lower latitudes during times of rapid change in magnetospheric convection; and (2) the action of the disturbed ionospheric dynamo driven by storm-induced wind disturbances. The storm of June 6, 1978, shows a simple illustration of penetrative convection electric fields. The storm of March 22, 1979, gives additional examples of this effect both when the B/sub Z/ component of the interplanetary fields turns southward and northward. The observed events on March 23 are clearly identifiable as the delayed response of the disturbance ionospheric dynamo

  14. Synthesis and studies on microhardness of alkali zinc borate glasses

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    Subhashini,, E-mail: subhashini.p.p@gmail.com; Bhattacharya, Soumalya, E-mail: subhashini.p.p@gmail.com; Shashikala, H. D., E-mail: subhashini.p.p@gmail.com; Udayashankar, N. K., E-mail: subhashini.p.p@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal-575025 (India)

    2014-04-24

    The mixed alkali effect on zinc borate glasses have been reported. The glass systems of nominal composition 10Zn+xLi{sub 2}O+yNa{sub 2}O+80B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x = y = 0, 5, 10, 15 mol%) were prepared using standard melt quenching method. The structural, physical and mechanical properties of the samples have been studied using X-ray diffraction(XRD), density measurement and Vickers hardness measurement, respectively. A consistent increase in the density was observed, which explains the role of the modifiers (Li{sub 2}O and Na{sub 2}O) in the network modification of borate structure. The molar volume is decreasing linearly with the alkali concentration, which is attributed to the conversion of tetrahedral boron (BO{sub 4/2}){sup −} into (BO{sub 3/2}){sup −}. The microhardness studies reveals the anisotropy nature of the material. It further confirms that the samples belong to hard glass category.

  15. 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

  16. Use of liver cell cultures in mutagenesis studies

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    Huberman, E.; Jones, C.A.

    1980-09-30

    A sensitive cell-mediated assay has been developed for testing the mutagenesis of liver carcinogens. Mutagenesis was detected in Chinese hamster V79 cells that were cocultivated with hepatocytes isolated after collagenase/hyaluronidase digestion of rat liver slices. Mutations were characterized by resistance to ouabain and 6-thioguanine. Seven of the nitrosamines, which are potent liver carcinogens, exhibited a mutagenic response. Mutagenesis with these carcinogens could be detected at ..mu..molar doses. The polyaromatic hydrocarbon benzo(a)pyrene, which is not a liver carcinogen, but can cause fibrosarcomas, was not mutagenic in this assay, but was mutagenic in a fibroblast-mediated assay. The liver carcinogen, aflatoxin B/sub 1/, which usually does not induce fibrosarcomas, exhibited an inverse situation; it was mutagenic for V79 cells in the presence of liver cells but not in the presence of fibroblasts. We suggest that the use of various cell types, including hepatocytes prepared by the slicing method for carcinogen metabolism, and mutable V79 cells offers a sensitive assay for determining the mutagenic potential of chemical carcinogens, and may also allow a study of their organ specificity.

  17. B^0_s Oscillations

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    Casarsa, Massimo; /Fermilab

    2007-12-01

    For a long time the B{sub s}{sup 0}-{bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} system has eluded a complete investigation of its observables. Only recently the Tevatron experiments have accumulated sizable B{sub s}{sup 0} samples, which allow a direct and precise study of the system properties. This contribution reviews the most up-to-date measurements by the CDF and D0 Collaborations of the B{sub s}{sup 0}-{bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} system parameters: the mass and decay width differences, {Delta}m{sub s} and {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s}, between the heavy and light B{sub s}{sup 0} mass eigenstates, the average decay width {Lambda}{sub s}, and the CP-violating phase in the mixing {phi}{sub s}.

  18. 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

  19. Studies of thermal energy confinement scaling in PDX plasmas: D0 → H+ limiter discharges

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    Experiments were performed on the PDX tokamak to study plasma heating and β 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 D0 injection into H+ 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 1013 cm-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

  20. Effect of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} on solubility and thermo-physical properties of BaO-CaO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-SiO{sub 2} g

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    Goswami, M.; Kumar, Rakesh; Patil, A. S.; Sahu, A. K.; Kothiyal, G. P. [Glass and Advanced Ceramics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085 (India)

    2012-06-05

    BaO-CaO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-(10-x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-xCr{sub 2}O{sub 3} SiO{sub 2} (BCABS), where 1.0 {<=}x {<=} 3.5, (mol%) glasses were prepared by melt-quench technique. Glass samples were characterized for density, microhardness, thermal expansion coefficient and glass transition temperature. Scanning electron microscopy was used to see the homogeneity/solubility of Cr2O3 in this glass system. UV-VIS absorption measurements were carried out to see the Cr speciation in the glass samples. Density values were found to vary from 3.97 to 3.92 g/cc and microhardness values varied from 283 to 503 kg/mm{sup 2}. Glass transition temperature increased from 635 to 671 deg. C while TEC value found to varies from 8.3 to 11.1x10{sup -6}/ deg. C(30-300) with Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. SEM study revealed phase separation in these glasses. From absorption studies we infer the presence of small amount of Cr (VI) along with Cr(III) oxidation state.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ab initio study of pressure induced structural and electronic properties in TmPo

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    Makode, Chandrabhan, E-mail: cbmakode@gmail.com; Pataiya, Jagdish; Sanyal, Sankar P. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-462026 (India); Panwar, Y. S.; Aynyas, Mahendra [Department of Physics, C.S.A. Govt. P.G. College, Sehore-466001 (India)

    2015-06-24

    We report an ab initio calculation of pressure induced structural phase transition and electronic properties of Thulium Polonide (TmPo).The total energy as a function of volume is obtained by means of self-consistent tight binding linear muffin-tin-orbital (TB-LMTO) method within the local density approximation (LDA). It is found that TmPo is stable in NaCl-type (B{sub 1}-phase) structure to CsCl-type (B{sub 2}-phase) structure of this compound in the pressure range of 7.0 GPa. We also calculate the lattice parameter (a{sub 0}), bulk modulus (B{sub 0}), band structure and density of states. From energy diagram it is observed that TmPo exhibit metallic behavior. The calculated values of equilibrium lattice parameter and bulk modulus are in general good agreement.

  5. Molecular dynamics study of structural changes versus deposited energy dose in a sodium borosilicate glass

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    Bureau, G.; Delaye, J.M.; Peuget, S. [DEN/DTCD/SECM, CEA Marcoule, BP 17171, Bagnols-sur-Ceze cedex, 30207 (France); Calas, G. [IMPMC, 140 rue de Lourmel, Paris, 75015 (France)

    2008-07-01

    Assessing the long-term behavior of nuclear glass implies evaluating the impact of cumulative alpha decay induced by the minor actinides it contains. When subjected to alpha decay ({sup 244}Cm-doped glass specimens) or to external ion irradiation, some macroscopic properties vary appreciably with the dose. Above a given dose level, the properties do not evolve any more. To improve our understanding of these modifications, studies are carried out on simplified glass compositions (three oxides SiO{sub 2}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Na{sub 2}O), modeled by molecular dynamics in which irradiation effects are simulated by accelerating uranium projectiles. Accumulation of displacements cascades have been performed up to 4.5*10{sup 20} keV/cm{sup 3} nuclear energy deposited in the glass. The density variations observed in actinide-doped materials is qualitatively reproduced. At high doses, the swelling tends to stabilize. Marples model is used to fit the glass swelling versus the deposited energy dose, giving the volume damaged per projectile. This volume approximates the cascade core volume, suggesting that the underlying mechanisms of volume expansion are contained in the cascade core and are thus related to the highest energy events: atom ejection and thermal quenching. On the contrary, the volumetric parameter of the Marples model applied to the other structural properties is related to a volume corresponding to the core + periphery of the cascades. (authors)

  6. Improved Measurement of B(sub 22) of Macromolecules in a Flow Cell

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    Wilson, Wilbur; Fanguy, Joseph; Holman, Steven; Guo, Bin

    2008-01-01

    An improved apparatus has been invented for use in determining the osmotic second virial coefficient of macromolecules in solution. In a typical intended application, the macromolecules would be, more specifically, protein molecules, and the protein solution would be pumped through a flow cell to investigate the physical and chemical conditions that affect crystallization of the protein in question. Some background information is prerequisite to a meaningful description of the novel aspects of this apparatus. A method of determining B22 from simultaneous measurements of the static transmittance (taken as an indication of concentration) and static scattering of light from the same location in a flowing protein solution was published in 2004. The apparatus used to implement the method at that time included a dual-detector flow cell, which had two drawbacks: a) The amount of protein required for analysis of each solution condition was of the order of a milligram - far too large a quantity for a high-throughput analysis system, for which microgram or even nanogram quantities of protein per analysis are desirable. b) The design of flow cell was such that two light sources were used to probe different regions of the flowing solution. Consequently, the apparatus did not afford simultaneous measurements at the same location in the solution and, hence, did not guarantee an accurate determination of B22.

  7. Mechanical properties and structure of amorphous and crystalline B.sub.4./sub.C films

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    Kulykovskyy, Valeriy; Vorlíček, Vladimír; Boháč, Petr; Čtvrtlík, Radim; Stranyánek, Martin; Deyneka, Alexander; Jastrabík, Lubomír

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 18, č. 1 (2009), 27-33. ISSN 0925-9635 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KAN301370701; GA MŠk OC 097 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : sputtering * hardness * elastic modulus * boron carbide films Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.822, year: 2009

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. In search of the X{sub 2}BO and X{sub 2}BS (X = H, F) free radicals: Ab initio studies of their spectroscopic signatures

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    Clouthier, Dennis J., E-mail: dclaser@uky.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

    2014-12-28

    The F{sub 2}BO free radical is a known, although little studied, species but similar X{sub 2}BY (X = H, D, F; Y = O, S) molecules are largely unknown. High level ab initio methods have been used to predict the molecular structures, vibrational frequencies (in cm{sup −1}), and relative energies of the ground and first two excited electronic states of these free radicals, as an aid to their eventual spectroscopic identification. The chosen theoretical methods and basis sets were tested on F{sub 2}BO and found to give good agreement with the known experimental quantities. In particular, complete basis set extrapolations of coupled-cluster single and doubles with perturbative triple excitations/aug-cc-pVXZ (X = 3, 4, 5) energies gave excellent electronic term values, due to small changes in geometry between states and the lack of significant multireference character in the wavefunctions. The radicals are found to have planar C{sub 2v} geometries in the X{sup ~2}B{sub 2} ground state, the low-lying A{sup ~2}B{sub 1} first excited state, and the higher B{sup ~2}A{sub 1} state. Some of these radicals have very small ground state dipole moments hindering microwave measurements. Infrared studies in matrices or in the gas phase may be possible although the fundamentals of H{sub 2}BO and H{sub 2}BS are quite weak. The most promising method of identifying these species in the gas phase appears to be absorption or laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy through the allowed B{sup ~}-X{sup ~} transitions which occur in the visible-near UV region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The ab initio results have been used to calculate the Franck-Condon profiles of the absorption and emission spectra, and the rotational structure of the B{sup ~}-X{sup ~}0{sub 0}{sup 0} bands has been simulated. The calculated single vibronic level emission spectra provide a unique, readily recognizable fingerprint of each particular radical, facilitating the experimental identification of new X{sub 2}BY

  15. DNA repair in gamma-and UV-irradiated Escherichia coli treated with caffeine and acriflavine

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    A study is made of the postradiation effect of caffeine and acriflavine on the survival rate and DNA repair in E. coli exposed to γ- and UV-radiation. When added to postradiation growth medium caffeine and acriflavine lower the survival rate of γ-irradiated radioresistant strains, B/r and Bsub(s-1)γR, and UV-irradiated UV-resistant strain B/r, and do not appreciably influence the survival of strains that are sensitive to γ- and UV-radiation. The survival rate of UV-irradiated mutant BsUb(s-1) somewhat increases in the presence of caffeine. Caffeine and acriflavine inhibit repair of single-stranded DNA breaks induced in strain B/r by γ-radiation (slow repair) and UV light. Acriflavine arrests a recombination branch of postreplication repair of DNA in E. coli Bsub(s-1)γR Whereas caffeine does not influence this process

  16. Evolution of magnetic and superconducting fluctuations with doping of high-T{sub c} superconductors : an electronic Raman scattering study.

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    Blumberg, G.

    1998-01-14

    For YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+{delta}} and Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 3{+-}{delta}} superconductors, electronic Raman scattering from high- and low-energy excitations has been studied in relation to the hole doping level, temperature, and energy of the incident photons. For underdoped superconductors, it is concluded that short range antiferromagnetic (AF) correlations persist with hole doping and doped single holes are incoherent in the AF environment. Above the superconducting (SC) transition temperature T{sub c} the system exhibits a sharp Raman resonance of B{sub 1g} symmetry and about 75 meV energy and a pseudogap for electron-hole excitations below 75 meV, a manifestation of a partially coherent state forming from doped incoherent quasi-particles. The occupancy of the coherent state increases with cooling until phase ordering at T{sub c} produces a global SC state.

  17. Study of novel superconductors by means of the THz spectroscopy; Untersuchung von neuartigen Supraleitern mit Hilfe der THz-Spektroskopie

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    Fischer, Theo

    2012-12-14

    In this thesis low-frequency optical measurements on four novel superconductors are presented.In the range from 100 GHz to 3 THz the four systems studied - LuNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, Ba(Fe{sub 0.9}Co{sub 0.1})As{sub 2}, T'-Pr{sub 2}CuO{sub 4}, and Si:Ga - show a very different behaviour. The two first mentioned superconductors are many-band superconductors,in which the Cooper-pair coupling is different for different Fermi surfaces. T'-CuO{sub 4} is an undoped cuprate superconductor, which according to current doctrine should not exist. By THz spectroscopy for the first time the formation of a Meissner phase in T'-Pr{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} could be observed with optical methods. A certain special case is Si:Ga as amorphous superconductor. Si:Ga is prepared by ion implantation of gallium in a silicon wafer. It is hoped to combine with Si:Ga semi- and superconducting logic blocks in large scale on a chip,because the ion implantation is compatible with the production processes of the semiconductor industry.

  18. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies of MgB{sub 2} for valence state of Mg

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    Talapatra, A. [Department of Physics, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India); Bandyopadhyay, S.K. [Department of Physics, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)]. E-mail: skband@veccal.ernet.in; Sen, Pintu [Department of Physics, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India); Barat, P. [Department of Physics, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India); Mukherjee, S. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India); Mukherjee, M. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

    2005-03-01

    Core level X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies have been carried out on polycrystalline MgB{sub 2} pellets over the whole binding energy range with a view to having an idea of the charge state of magnesium (Mg). We observe three distinct peaks in Mg 2p spectra at 49.3 eV (trace), 51.3 eV (major) and 54.0 eV (trace), corresponding to metallic Mg, MgB{sub 2} and MgCO{sub 3} or, divalent Mg species, respectively. Similar trend has been noticed in Mg 2s spectra. The binding energy of Mg in MgB{sub 2} is lower than that corresponding to Mg(2+), indicative of the fact that the charge state of Mg in MgB{sub 2} is less than (2+). Lowering of the formal charge of Mg promotes the {sigma} {yields} {pi} electron transfer in boron (B) giving rise to holes on the top of the {sigma}-band which are involved in coupling with B E{sub 2g} phonons for superconductivity. Through this charge transfer, Mg plays a positive role in hole superconductivity. B 1s spectra consist of three peaks corresponding to MgB{sub 2}, boron and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. There is also evidence of MgO due to surface oxidation as seen from O 1s spectra.

  19. Spectroscopic studies of tantalum doped borate glasses

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    Sharada, M. [Department of Physics, Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad (India); Suresh Babu, D. [Department of Physics, Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad (India)

    2012-10-01

    Glasses with formula 30Li{sub 2}O 60B{sub 2}O{sub 3}xTa{sub 2}O{sub 5} (10-x) Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} for x=0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 were prepared via normal melt quenching technique and characterized by refractive index and MDSC. Refractive index ({mu}) and glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) are found to increase with increase in dopant concentration. Impedance spectra of the samples were recorded in the frequency range 100 Hz-5 MHz in the temperature range 175-275 Degree-Sign C. The plots are typical of those recorded for disordered systems. Conductivities and relaxation times are found to follow Arrhenius type of relation and activation energies are calculated. Optical absorption spectra were recorded in the wavelength range 200-900 nm range from which cutoff wavelength ({lambda}{sub c}) and optical band gap energy (E{sub g}) are evaluated. {lambda}{sub c} is found to decrease while E{sub g} to increase with increase in composition. FTIR spectra of the samples were recorded in the frequency range 400-1500 cm{sup -1} which exhibit characteristic bands corresponding to BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4} stretching vibrations and BO bending vibration. Tightening of the structure is indicated by increase in the vibration of BO{sub 3} at the cost of BO{sub 4} for 8 mol% of Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}. This is in support of the highest value of T{sub g} for this sample among the series. Raman spectra of the samples were recorded in the frequency range 200-1200 cm{sup -1}. With successive addition of Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}, increase in the vibration of Ta-O groups TaO{sub 6} groups to be responsible for observed increase in {mu} and T{sub g}. An attempt is made to prepare tantalum doped borate glasses and study them by spectroscopic techniques.

  20. Targeted structural changes and magnetic properties study in (Ho/Er){sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}(Co/Fe){sub x}

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    Yuan, Fang [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada); Morozkin, Alex V. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, House 1, Building 3, GSP-2, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Mozharivskyj, Yurij [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada)

    2015-01-25

    Highlights: • Synthesis of new Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} and Er{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Fe(Co){sub x} phases with high purity. • Targeted Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-to-Cr{sub 5}B{sub 3} structural changes in the (Ho/Er){sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}(Fe/Co){sub x} systems. • Magnetic transition and magnetocaloric effect of the new Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} phases. - Abstract: Phase transformations in the Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 1), Er{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Fe{sub x} (x = 0, 0.4), and Er{sub 5}Ga{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} (x = 0, 0.4) system reveal an intimate coupling between the crystal structure and atomic size. A decrease in the effective atomic size of the Ga site through the transition metal substitution results in a transition from the Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-type structure to Cr{sub 5}B{sub 3}-type one. According to the single crystal X-ray diffraction, Co and Fe substitution occurs only on the Ga 8h site. The relationship between the composition, crystal structures and magnetic properties is analyzed. Magnetization studies for pure Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 3,} Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 2.9}Co{sub 0.1,} Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 2.7}Co{sub 0.3,} Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 2.6}Co{sub 0.4} phases reveal an antiferromagnetic ordering for Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 3,} but ferromagnetic transition for the other phases. In addition, the ferromagnetic transition temperature increases with the Co amount. The maximum magnetic entropy change of −12.7 J/kg K is obtained in Ho{sub 5}Ga{sub 2.6}Co{sub 0.4} at 32.5 K.

  1. High-pressure and high-temperature studies on oxide garnets

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    Hua, H.; Mirov, S.; Vohra, Y.K. [Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1170 (United States)

    1996-09-01

    We report high-pressure and high-temperature studies on a series of oxide garnets of chemical composition {ital A}{sub 3}{ital B}{sub 2}{ital C}{sub 3}O{sub 12}. The members of this family investigated are gadolinium scandium gallium garnet (GSGG), gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG), and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG). The GSGG and GGG are doped with both neodymium and chromium while the YAG is doped only with neodymium. Photoluminescence, synchrotron x-ray-diffraction, and laser heating studies were carried out in a diamond-anvil cell. Variety of optical sensors (ruby, Sm-doped YAG) and x-ray pressure marker (copper) were employed for pressure measurement. Pressure-induced amorphization was observed in GSGG at 58{plus_minus}3 GPa and GGG at 84{plus_minus}4 GPa by x-ray-diffraction studies. The photoluminescence studies show only gradual broadening of emission bands through the amorphization transition. On increasing pressure beyond amorphization, very broad and featureless emission bands were observed in the fluorescence spectra at 77{plus_minus}2 GPa for GSGG and at 88{plus_minus}2 GPa for GGG. Laser heating of the pressure-induced amorphous phase in GSGG caused recrystallization to the stable cubic phase. High-pressure x-ray study on YAG shows that it retains cubic phase up to 101{plus_minus}4 GPa. A pressure-volume relation for each member of the oxide garnet at ambient temperatures is presented, structural transformation mechanisms, and application of oxide garnets as pressure sensors are also discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  2. High affinity dopamine D2 receptor radioligands. 3. [[sup 123]I] and [[sup 125]I]epidepride: In vivo studies in rhesus monkey brain and comparison with in vitro pharmacokinetics in rat brain

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    Kessler, R.M.; Votaw, J.R.; Schmidt, D.E.; Ansari, M.S.; Holdeman, K.P.; Paulis, T. de; Clanton, J.A.; Pfeffer, R.; Manning, R.G.; Ebert, M.H. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States))

    1993-01-01

    Studies of [[sup 123]I]epidepride uptake in rhesus monkey brain were performed using single photon tomography. Striatal uptake peaked at 0.85% of administered dose/g at 107 min post-injection, then declined slowly to 0.70% of administered dose/g at 6 h. Striatal:posterior brain ratios rose from 2 at 25 min to 6.8 at 105 min, to 15 at 4 h and to 58 at 6.4 h. [[sup 123]I]Epidepride was displaced by haloperidol (0.1 and 1 mg/kg) with a half-life of washout of 55 min. Little displacement of [[sup 123]I]epidepride was observed following administration of 1 or 2 mg/kg d-amphetamine, respectively, indicating [[sup 123]I]epidepride is not easily displaced by endogenous dopamine. In vitro equilibrium binding studies with [[sup 125]I]epidepride using rat striatum revealed a K[sub D] of 46 pM and B[sub max] of 33 pmol/g tissue at 37[degrees]C, while at 25[degrees]C the K[sub D] was 25 pM and the B[sub max] 32 pmol/g tissue. In vitro kinetic analysis of association and dissociation curves revealed a half-life for receptor dissociation at 37[degrees]C of 15 min and 79--90 min at 25[degrees]C. Allowing for the temperature difference, there is good correspondence between in vivo and in vitro dissociation kinetics at 25[degrees]C. Increasing in vitro incubation temperature from 25 to 37[degrees]C caused a 6-fold increase in the dissociation rate, suggesting that there is a change in binding kinetics at the dopamine D2 receptor at 37[degrees]C compared to in vivo binding. The results of this study indicate that [[sup 123]I]epidepride is an excellent radioligand for SPECT studies of the dopamine D2 receptor in man. 34 refs., 4 figs.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Predicted boron-carbide compounds: A first-principles study

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    Wang, De Yu; Yan, Qian; Wang, Bing; Wang, Yuan Xu, E-mail: wangyx@henu.edu.cn; Yang, Jueming; Yang, Gui [Institute for Computational Materials Science, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004 (China)

    2014-06-14

    By using developed particle swarm optimization algorithm on crystal structural prediction, we have explored the possible crystal structures of B-C system. Their structures, stability, elastic properties, electronic structure, and chemical bonding have been investigated by first-principles calculations with density functional theory. The results show that all the predicted structures are mechanically and dynamically stable. An analysis of calculated enthalpy with pressure indicates that increasing of boron content will increase the stability of boron carbides under low pressure. Moreover, the boron carbides with rich carbon content become more stable under high pressure. The negative formation energy of predicted B{sub 5}C indicates its high stability. The density of states of B{sub 5}C show that it is p-type semiconducting. The calculated theoretical Vickers hardnesses of B-C exceed 40 GPa except B{sub 4}C, BC, and BC{sub 4}, indicating they are potential superhard materials. An analysis of Debye temperature and electronic localization function provides further understanding chemical and physical properties of boron carbide.

  6. Study of the spin-glass transition in FeCr{sub 2x}In{sub 2-2x}S{sub 4} thiospinel

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    Goya, G.F. E-mail: goya@macbeth.if.usp.br; Rechenberg, H.R.; Sagredo, V

    2001-05-01

    The spin-glass (SG) transition in Fe(In{sub 2-2x}Cr{sub 2x})S{sub 4} thiospinel with x=0.1 and 0.3 has been studied by susceptibility and Moessbauer measurements. It is found that iron in the system is partially inverted, with {approx}80% high-spin Fe{sup 2+} iron at octahedral sites. AC susceptibility data show a spin-glass-like transition at T{sub SG}=10 K that depends on the driving frequency f, following a Vogel-Fulcher law. Below T{sub SG}, the splitting of Zeeman levels yields a complex Moessbauer spectrum, which was fitted using a full {sup 57}Fe-nuclear Hamiltonian with quadrupolar and magnetic interactions. The reduced magnetic hyperfine field b(T)=B(T)/B{sub S} is well described by a Langevin function L(x), with T{sub C}=12.8(3) K and B{sub S}=16.8(3) T.

  7. Interface study and performance of large layer pair ultra-short period W/B{sub 4}C X-ray multilayer

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    Pradhan, P. C., E-mail: pcpradhan@rrcat.gov.in; Nayak, M.; Mondal, P.; Lodha, G. S. [Indus Synchrotron Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore-452013 (India)

    2015-06-24

    The nature of interfaces in ultra short period W/B{sub 4}C multilayers (MLs) is studied using hard x-ray reflectivity and cross sectional transmission electron microscope. W/B{sub 4}C MLs are fabricated using magnetron sputtering system with systematic varying thickness of both W and B{sub 4}C layers from ∼5 to 30 Å keeping number of layer pairs fixed at 10. It is observed that in low period W/B{sub 4}C ML, as the layer thickness decreases, the interdiffusion plays a significant role because of the discontinuous nature of film. This gives variation of density and roughness of the layer as well as generates thickness errors in the ML structure due to volume changes which is originated by interdifusion process. Finally, W/B{sub 4}C MLs with large number of layer pairs (300) are fabricated with periodicity d= 20 Å which gives ∼54 % of reflectivity at energy 8.047 keV.

  8. Magnetic behavior of La-doped Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} studied by perturbed angular correlation spectroscopy with {sup 111}Cd and {sup 140}Ce

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    Matos, I. T., E-mail: izabelamatos@usp.br; Bosch-Santos, B.; Cabrera-Pasca, G. A.; Carbonari, A. W. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, University of São Paulo, 05508-000 São Paulo (Brazil)

    2015-05-07

    In this paper, the local magnetic properties of La-doped Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} (5% and 10%) bulk and Nanoparticles (NPs) samples were studied by measuring hyperfine interactions in a wide range of temperature from 10 to 900 K with perturbed γ-γ angular correlation spectroscopy using {sup 111}In({sup 111}Cd) and {sup 140}La({sup 140}Ce) as probe nuclei. Results for the temperature dependence of the magnetic hyperfine field (B{sub hf}) for bulk and NP samples, pure and doped with La show that its behavior follows a second order Brillouin-like transition from which the Curie temperature (T{sub C}) was determined (T{sub C} ∼ 855 K). Results also show two different regions in NP samples: the core where a minor fraction of probe nuclei with well defined magnetic dipole frequency was observed and the shell where a major fraction with broad distributed electric quadrupolar frequency (surface effect in NP) was observed. The Verwey transition T{sub V} ∼ 120 K, due the order disorder phase, was also observed in all samples. The results are discussed in terms of the magnetic exchange interaction between Fe{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 3+} ions in the two regions of NP.

  9. A comparative study on the sintering behaviour and phase emergence of calcium borophosphate and calcium titanophosphate glasses

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    Arvind, A; Dixit, Anupam; Shrikhande, V K; Kothiyal, G P, E-mail: gpkoth@barc.gov.in [Technical Physics and Prototype Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085 (India)

    2009-07-15

    Calcium-phosphate (CaP) based glasses of composition 60CaO-30P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-10B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (CaPB) and 60CaO-30P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-10TiO{sub 2} (CaPT) with high Ca/P ratio (>1.0) were prepared by quenching the melt into water. The glass frit was crystallized at temperatures in the range of 650-850deg. C and XRD revealed that at 650deg. C, the first phase to form was tetragonal {beta}-Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} followed by monoclinic {alpha}-Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} at 680deg. C. The addition of TiO{sub 2} or B{sub 2}O{sub 3} did not greatly alter the phase emergence. At the same time, when glass pellets were sintered at 600deg. C, for 2-8 hr, the B{sub 2}O{sub 3} containing samples showed better densification than the TiO{sub 2} containing samples. Incorporation of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} lowers the liquidus temperature and greatly reduces the crystallization tendency. This allows for liquid phase sintering leading to higher densification.

  10. Studies of accelerated compact toruses

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    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 -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

  11. Molecular beams studies of the energetics and dynamics of elementary chemical reactions

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    Hayden, C.C.

    1982-05-01

    Quantum mechanical effects on the angular distribution of HF products from the F + H/sub 2/ reaction were studied using crossed atomic and molecular beams with a rotatable mass spectrometer detector and time-of-flight velocity analysis. Measurement of the singlet-triplet splitting of CH/sub 2/ from the recoil velocities of fragments from ketene photodissociation in a molecular beam is also reported. Partial center-of-mass angular distributions, and velocity flux contour maps have been derived for individual vibrational states of the HF product from the F + H/sub 2/ reaction at collision energies of 2 and 3 kcal/mole. The center-of-mass distributions were obtained by analysis of laboratory angular and time-of-flight measurements of the reactive scattering. The results are consistent with recent three dimensional quantum mechanical scattering calculations, which predict that resonance effects should appear in the product angular distributions in this energy range. The photofragmentation of ketene in a molecular beam was used to measure the singlet-triplet splitting in CH/sub 2/. A rare gas halide excimer laser operating at 351 nm (XeF) and 308 nm (XeCl) dissociated the ketene. Time-of-flight measurements of the fragment velocities allowed determination of the energetics of the dissociation. The /sup 1/A/sub 1/ - /sup 3/B/sub 1/ splitting in CH/sub 2/ was found to be 8.5 +- 0.8 kcal/mole. This agrees with many experimental results, but not with the value of 19.5 kcal/mole derived from recent photodetachment experiments on CH/sub 2//sup -/.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. B^0_s mixing at CDF

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    Piedra, Jonatan; /Paris U., VI-VII

    2006-08-01

    The Tevatron collider at Fermilab provides a very rich environment for the study of b-hadrons. One of the most important analyses within the B physics program of the CDF experiment is B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing. Since the time this school was held, several improvements in the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing analysis have made possible the measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency, result that has been presented at the FPCP 2006 Conference.

  15. 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.

  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. Synchrotron radiation photoelectron studies for primary radiation effects using a liquid water jet in vacuum: Total and partial photoelectron yields for liquid water near the oxygen K-edge

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    Ukai, Masatoshi [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)], E-mail: ukai3@cc.tuat.ac.jp; Yokoya, Akinari [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Nonaka, Yusuke [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan); Fujii, Kentaro [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Saitoh, Yuji [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan)

    2009-12-15

    A new spectroscopy to identify the hydration structure playing important role in liquid-phase radiation damage is in progress using a laminar liquid water jet sample in vacuum in combination with soft X-ray synchrotron radiation. We present the total and partial electron yields for liquid water using a photoelectron spectroscopy. Partial electron yields for the K{sup -1}1b{sub 1}1b{sub 1} Auger transition are obtained for the first time by measuring the electrostatically dispersed electron kinetic energy spectra as a function of photon energy of synchrotron radiation.

  18. Reversed field pinch dynamics and transport studies. Quarterly progress report, 20 July 1983-20 October 1983

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    Progress in RFP dynamics and transport studies is described. The compressible, three-dimensional code SPECTR3 has been modified to include toroidal effects, and classical resistivity and thermal conductivity. Anomalous transport arising from stochastic magnetic fields has been included in the model. These transport effects are treated implicitly. A three-dimensional, incompressible MHD code has been developed. It is computationally more efficient than the existing code, and will be used extensively if compessibility is determined to be unimportant. Post-processor codes to analyze data generated by the nonlinear code have been developed. Three-dimensional computer runs at low THETA (= B/sub theta/(a)/) have found the development of a substantial stochastic core, with good flux surfaces being retained in the outer part of the discharge. Runs at high THETA have shown complete stochasticity, with reappearance of outer flux surfaces as the modes saturate and relax. Anomalous maintenance of positive toroidal flux arising from a poloidal electric field at the field reversal surface induced by MHD fluctuations (dynamo) has been observed. We are collaborating with the ETA-BETA-II experimental group at Padua, Italy, in an attempt to interpret measured internal fluctuations and profiles in terms of resistive MHD. The emphasis of this work is on the effect of MHD fluctuations plasma transport. Analytic studies of the RFP dynamo have begun. We are attempting to find steady state solutions with flow to the resistive MHD equations. A reduced model to simulate phenomena that occur on the relaxation time scale, such as F-THETA current drive, has been formulated

  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. 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)

  1. Magnetic and transport properties of CeCo.sub.12./sub. B.sub.6./sub. and CeFe.sub.2./sub.Co.sub.10./sub. B.sub.6./sub. compounds under pressure

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    Míšek, M.; Arnold, Zdeněk; Isnard, O.; Mayot, H.; Skorokhod, Yuriy; Kamarád, Jiří

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 113, č. 1 (2008), s. 263-266. ISSN 0587-4246 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA106/06/0368 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : magnetic ordering * magnetic phase boundaries Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.321, year: 2008

  2. Thulium-170 oxide heat source experimental and analytical radiation and shielding study

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    Radiation dose rates from three thulium-170 oxide sources (20.7, 10.0 and 5.0 thermal watts) were measured through three thicknesses (1/4, 1/2 and 1 inch) of absorber by thermoluminescent dosimetry techniques. Absorber materials used were aluminium, stainless steel, lead, tungsten and depleted uranium. Resultant radiation doses were measured at 19 and 100 cm. Comparison of theoretical dose rates calculated by computer with measured dose rates validated the calculation technique for lead, tungsten and uranium absorbers but not for aluminum and stainless steel. Use of infinite medium build-up factors (B/sub ∞/) was thus validated in computation of dose rates for lead, tungsten and uranium absorbers; use of B/sub ∞/ in computation of dose rates for aluminum and stainless steel absorbers overestimated dose rates vis-a-vis experimentally determined dose rates by an approximate factor of 2

  3. Grid Development and a Study of B-flavour tagging at D�

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    Lewis, Philip William; /Imperial Coll., London

    2006-09-01

    Run IIa of the D0 experiment at the Tevatron took place between Spring 2002 and Spring 2006, collecting approximately 1.2 fb{sup -1} of data. A fundamental principal of the D0 computing model is the utilization of globally distributed computing resources as part of a grid. In particular use is made of the 'SAMGrid'. The first part of this thesis describes the work undertaken at Imperial College on several D0 distributed computing projects. These included the deployment and development of parts of the SAMGrid software suite, and participation in the Winter 2003/2004 data reprocessing effort. One of the major goals of the D0 experiment is the observation of mixing in the B{sub s}{sup 0}-meson system. The measurement of the mixing frequency is important as it can be used to constrain the CKM matrix, which describes CP violation in the Standard Model. The second part of this thesis describes the development of an opposite side flavour tagging algorithm and its calibration using B{sup +} and B{sub d}{sup 0} meson decays. The application of this algorithm to an analysis of the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson system is then described, which lead to the world's first two-sided limit on the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson oscillation frequency ({Delta}m{sub s}) which was measured to lie in the interval between 17 ps{sup -1} and 21 ps{sup -1} at the 90% confidence level.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.; Nexø, Ebba; Moestrup, Søren K.

    unknown 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......  The transport of vitamin B12 (B12)/cobalamin in the tissue-fluids is facilitated by three different binding-proteins: Intrinsic factor (IF), transcobalamin (TC) and haptocorrin. Especially the first two are important for the cellular uptake of B12. Intrinsic factor is produced in the ventricle...... and is essential for the B12 uptake in the distal part of ileum by the receptor complex cubilin/amionless. TC is important for the uptake of B12 from plasma. In the kidney, megalin is the receptor for the TC- B12 complex, whereas uptake of TC- B12 in the extrarenal tissue occurs by means of a still...

  6. B(sub y)-controlled field-aligned currents near midnight auroral oval during northward interplanetary magnetic field

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    Using the magnetic field data from southern passes of Magsat for which the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz component was positive and the By component was particularly stable, the author presents a new By-controlled field-aligned current system which develops in the midnight sector. This current system is composed of three sheets of the field-aligned current approximately parallel to the auroral oval. This is referred to as the midnight sector triple-sheet (MTS) field-aligned current system. The MTS current system appears in the premidnight sector (postmidnight sector) of the southern hemisphere when By is negative (positive). When By is negative (positive), the current system consists of the most equatorward and the most poleward sheets with currents flowing away from (into) the ionosphere and a sheet in between with currents flowing into (away from) the ionosphere. The MTS current system develops at higher latitudes than the usual region 1 and region 2 field-aligned current system. When IMF Bz takes negative values or values close to zero, the region 1 and region 2 current system develops, and the MTS current system itself disappears. The MTS current system is defined in 70 passes among 100 passes from which IMF Bz was positive and By was stable. In most of the remaining 30 passes, one can see the region 1 and region 2 field-aligned current system that is similar to what is observed for southward IMF. Statistical results from the 70 cases indicate that the main controlling factors of the intensity of the MTS current system are magnitude of By and the magnetic local time

  7. Effect of the inclusion of adsorbents on aflatoxin B>1 quantification in animal feedstuffs

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    Gallo, Antonio; Masoero, Francesco; Bertuzzi, Terenzio; Piva, Gianfranco; Pietri, Amedeo

    2009-01-01

    Abstract The extraction efficiency of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in cattle feeds containing 9 adsorbents (ADSs), was investigated using two organic/aqueous solvents, composed of methanol/water (80/20 v/v; MeOH) and acetone/water (85/15 v/v; AC). Feed samples were obtained including in a high (HC) and a low (LC) AFB1 contaminated feedstuffs (15.33 and 7.57 ?g kg-1, respectively), nine ADSs (4 clay minerals; 1 yeast cell wall-based product; 1 activated carbon and 3 commercial ADS products) ...

  8. Magnetic properties of GdCo.sub.12./sub. B.sub.6./sub. compound under high pressures

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    Arnold, Zdeněk; Isnard, O.; Mayot, H.; Skorokhod, Yuriy; Kamarád, Jiří; Míšek, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 152, č. 13 (2012), s. 1164-1167. ISSN 0038-1098 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/09/1027 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : borides * magnetic properties * compensation temperature * pressure effect Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.534, year: 2012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssc.2012.03.038

  9. Effect of air annealing on mechanical properties and structure of amorphous B.sub.4./sub.C films

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    Kulykovskyy, Valeriy; Vorlíček, Vladimír; Čtvrtlík, Radim; Boháč, Petr; Jastrabík, Lubomír; Lapšanská, H.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 205, č. 16 (2011), s. 4052-4057. ISSN 0257-8972 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KAN301370701; GA MŠk(CZ) 1M06002 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520; CEZ:AV0Z10100522 Keywords : amorphous B 4 C films * hardness * air annealing * Raman spectra * oxidation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.867, year: 2011

  10. 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.

  11. Indirect serarches for very heavy quarks

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    Detailed studies of weak decays can reveal the presence of very massive quanta like heavy top quarks or fourth family quarks. The decay K+ → π+ν anti ν and B/sub d/ - anti B/sub d/ mixing are particularly promising fields for such searches. We infer a rather conservative lower limit of 70 GeV on the top mass form recent ARGUS data on B/sub d/ - anti B/sub d/ mixing, near-maximal B8 - anti B8 mixing is another consequence. If on the other hand top were detected in Z0 decays, then the presence of New Physics would be established in B0 decays. The ratio between tau(B0) and tau(B+-) is of considerable phenomenological relevance here

  12. The diffraction pattern of pp elastic scattering and the composite structure of the proton

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    Van Hove, Léon Charles Prudent

    1977-01-01

    The consequences of the quark-glue structure of hadrons for pp elastic scattering are examined in a simple model where the glue is taken to be the active constituent in normal (low p/sub T/) hadronic collisions. Earlier work based on the study of pp inelastic diffraction concluded that the glue-glue elastic amplitude t/sub g/ is approximately Gaussian in the glue-glue impact parameter b/sub g/, with maximum opacity at b/sub g/=0. A slight refinement of this approximation, in which t/sub g/ is almost maximally opaque over a small b/sub g/ interval and is Gaussian at larger b/sub g/, is shown to account for the remarkable diffraction structure observed in pp elastic scattering at ISR energies. A simple form is obtained for the form factor describing the impact parameter distribution of the glue inside a proton. (8 refs).

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

  15. 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}.

  16. Polarization-dependent X-ray-absorption spectroscopy of $RNi_{2} B_{2}$ C (R=Er $\\to$ Lu) Reduced Ni-3d occupancy in $YbNi_{2} B_{2} C$

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    Mazumdar, C; Von Lips, H; Golden, M S; Fink, J; Canfield, P C; Kaindl, G

    2001-01-01

    We present here the results of polarization-dependent X-ray- absorption near-edge structure (XANES) studies at the B-K, C-K, and Ni-L/sub 3/ thresholds of single-crystalline borocarbide compounds RNi/sub 2/B/sub 2/C (with R=Er to Lu) using bulk-sensitive fluorescence yield technique. The Ni-L/sub 3/ XANES spectrum for YbNi /sub 2/B/sub 2/C with photon polarization parallel to the ab plane is significantly more intense than in analogous spectra of other members of this series. This indicates a reduced Ni-3d occupancy in the Ni /sub 2/B/sub 2/ layer in YbNi/sub 2/B/sub 2/C, a fact that might be responsible for the absence of superconductivity in this material. (26 refs).

  17. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) inhibits tumor development from precancerous tissue: An experimental study that supports a potential new application of BNCT

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    Monti Hughes, A.; Heber, E.M. [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Pozzi, E. [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Department of Research and Production Reactors, Ezeiza Atomic Center, CNEA, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Nigg, D.W. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho (United States); Calzetta, O.; Blaumann, H.; Longhino, J. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Bariloche Atomic Center, CNEA, Rio Negro (Argentina); Nievas, S.I. [Department of Chemistry, CNEA, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Aromando, R.F. [Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Itoiz, M.E. [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Trivillin, V.A. [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Schwint, A.E. [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina)], E-mail: schwint@cnea.gov.ar

    2009-07-15

    We previously demonstrated the efficacy of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) mediated by boronophenylalanine (BPA), GB-10 (Na{sub 2}{sup 10}B{sub 10}H{sub 10}) and (GB-10+BPA) to control tumors, with no normal tissue radiotoxicity, in the hamster cheek pouch oral cancer model. Herein we developed a novel experimental model of field-cancerization and precancerous lesions (globally termed herein precancerous tissue) in the hamster cheek pouch to explore the long-term potential inhibitory effect of the same BNCT protocols on the development of second primary tumors from precancerous tissue. Clinically, second primary tumor recurrences occur in field-cancerized tissue, causing therapeutic failure. We performed boron biodistribution studies followed by in vivo BNCT studies, with 8 months follow-up. All 3 BNCT protocols induced a statistically significant reduction in tumor development from precancerous tissue, reaching a maximum inhibition of 77-100%. The inhibitory effect of BPA-BNCT and (GB-10+BPA)-BNCT persisted at 51% at the end of follow-up (8 months), whereas for GB-10-BNCT it faded after 2 months. Likewise, beam-only elicited a significant but transient reduction in tumor development. No normal tissue radiotoxicity was observed. At 8 months post-treatment with BPA-BNCT or (GB-10+BPA)-BNCT, the precancerous pouches that did not develop tumors had regained the macroscopic and histological appearance of normal (non-cancerized) pouches. A potential new clinical application of BNCT would lie in its capacity to inhibit local regional recurrences.

  18. Beautiful CP violation

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    Dunietz, I. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)

    1998-05-01

    CP violation is observed to date only in K{sup 0} decays and is parameterizable by a single quantity {epsilon}. Because it is one of the least understood phenomena in the standard model and holds a clue to baryogenesis, it must be investigated further. Highly specialized searches in K{sup 0} decays are possible. Effects in B decays are much larger. In addition to the traditional B{sub d}{yields}J/{psi}K{sub S}, {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} asymmetries, CP violation could be searched for in already existing inclusive B data samples. The rapid B{sub s}- anti B{sub s} oscillations cancel in untagged B{sub s} data samples, which therefore allow feasibility studies for the observation of CP violation and the extraction of CKM elements with present vertex detectors. The favored method for the extraction of the CKM angle {gamma} is shown to be unfeasible and a solution is presented involving striking direct CP violation in charged B decays. Novel methods for determining the B{sub s} mixing parameter {Delta}m are described without the traditional requirement of flavor-specific final states. The CKM phase {phi}=-2{beta}-{gamma}=-{pi}+{alpha}-{beta} can be obtained from time-dependent studies of B{sub d}(t){yields}D{sup (*){+-}}{pi}{sup -+}, even in the presence of possible final-state interactions. (orig.) 42 refs.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Corrosion study of Fe-based bulk metallic glasses in chloride medium

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    Bulk metallic glasses (amorphous metals) are an emerging class of alloys due to their unique set of properties. They exhibit excellent mechanical strength, high hardness and corrosion resistance. Unlike other new materials, which are developed to fulfill a particular need, BMGs came to existence without any application, so the uses of BMGs are yet to be exploited. Before putting BMGs into applications, their properties must be fully understood, particularly the corrosion resistance against a working environment. Fe-based amorphous alloys are particularly important for their future use as structural materials due to their high strength and cheap raw materials. Some Fe-based amorphous alloys exhibit excellent soft magnetic properties, which make them feasible to be used as transformer materials. Some compositions are also competitive to replace the existing bio-materials like 316L SS due to their better biocompatibility. Fe-based amorphous alloys can also be used as thermal-spray coatings due to their unchanged corrosion resistance as compared to bulk alloy. Many electrochemical studies have been done to investigate the corrosion resistance of Fe- based BMG that showed its excellent corrosion resistance. Still not enough data is available and further work is needed to be done in this field. In the present study, corrosion of Fe/sub 50/Cr/sub 14/Mo/sub 14/C/sub 14/B/sub 6/X/sub 2/ (X = Y, Gd, and Dy), designated as S1, S2 and S3 respectively, was investigated in 4M NaCI solution. The corrosion study was done using potentiodynamic polarization test and accelerated corrosion test at a current density of 6mA.cm/sup -2/. Following this; corrosion morphology was investigated by scanning electron microscope, while compositional analysis was done by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscope (EDX) attached with SEM. S1 and S3 showed similar corrosion behavior with S3 having the highest corrosion resistance while S2 have different corrosion behavior as well as least corrosion

  3. Study the influence of zinc oxide addition on cobalt doped alkaline earth borate glasses

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    Ahmad, F., E-mail: F.Ahmad378@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Alazhar University (Girls Branch), Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt); Hassan Aly, E. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, P.O. Box 11566, Abbassia, Cairo (Egypt); Atef, M.; ElOkr, M.M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Alazhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt)

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • The glassy system xZnO–(79.9−x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–20BaO–0.1Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} was prepared by a quenching method. • XRD patterns revealed that the amorphous nature of the present glasses matrix. • The results show that Zn{sup 2+} ions occupy both forming and modifying positions. • Optical parameters are reported as a function of ZnO content. - Abstract: The glasses of the composition 79.9B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–20BaO–0.1Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} doped with different concentrations of ZnO (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 mol%) were prepared using melt quenching technique. Various studies such as XRD, density, theoretical optical basicity, FT-IR and optical absorption have been carried out to study the role of ZnO on the physical and structural properties of the investigated system. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the glassy nature of all the glassy samples. The density and molar volume of glassy samples showed opposite behavior to each other. An increment of the theoretical optical basicity with increasing ZnO content, which is due to an increase in the polarizability and a decrease in the single bond strength is observed. FT-IR analysis revealed that an increase in non-bridging oxygen’s (NBO’s) up to ZnO ⩽ 15 mol% and then a decrease at ZnO > 15 mol%. The results indicated that the Zn{sup 2+} ions are likely to occupy network modifier positions at a concentration of ZnO ⩽ 15 mol%. Above which these ions occupy network forming positions. From ultraviolet absorption edges calculations, the optical band gap energy and steepness parameter decrease whilst Urbach energy and refractive index increase by the addition of ZnO up to 15 mol% above which then the behavior follows reversal trend. The values of the crystal field strength and the interelectronic repulsion Racah parameter calculated from the optical transitions energies of cobalt doped glassy samples. All prepared samples exhibit blue color, indicating that mostly Co ions are acted upon

  4. Studies on contamination level of aflatoxins in Pakistani rice

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    Aflatoxins (AF) are highly toxic and carcinogenic secondary fungal metabolites and have been detected in various food commodities including cereals. Rice samples collected during 2008-2009 were analyzed for aflatoxin B/sub 1/ (AFB/sub 1/), aflatoxin B/sub 2/ (AFB/sub 2/), aflatoxin G/sub 1/ (AFG/sub 1/) and aflatoxin G/sub 2/ (AFG/sub 2/) by thin layer chromatographic (TLC) technique. In total, 40 rice samples were collected and after dividing samples to sub-samples, AF analyses were carried out. AFB/sub 1/ was detected in 28 samples (70 % of the total). The mean of AFB/sub 1/ was 3.7 ng/g for all samples. Total AF (AFT) was detected in 28 samples (70 % of the total). The mean of AFT was 4.9 ng/g for all samples. AFB/sub 1/ levels in 20 samples were below the maximum tolerated level (MTL) of AFB/sub 1/ (2 ng/g). Regarding AFT, the mean contamination level (4.9 ng/g) was higher than the EU maximum permissible level for AFT (4 ng/g). (author)

  5. 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 Kingdom)

    2015-08-15

    The microstructure of direct laser deposited (DLD) IN718 has been investigated in detail using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results confirm that the dendrite core microstructure can be linked to the cooling rate experienced during the deposition. A ~ 100 μm wide δ partially dissolved region in the IN718 substrate was observed close to the substrate/deposit boundary. In the deposited IN718, γ/Laves eutectic constituent is the predominant minor microconstituent. Irregular and regular (small) (Nb,Ti)C carbides and a mixture of the carbides and Laves were observed. Most M{sub 3}B{sub 2} borides were nucleated around a (Nb,Ti)C carbide. Needles of δ phase precipitated from the Laves phase were also observed. A complex constituent (of Laves, δ, α-Cr, γ″, and γ matrix) is reported in IN718 for the first time. The formation of α-Cr particles could be related to Cr rejection during the formation and growth of Cr-depleted δ phase. - Highlights: • Secondary phases in IN718 deposits were identified using electron diffraction and EDS. • MC, M{sub 3}B{sub 2}, γ/Laves eutectic and γ/NbC/Laves eutectic were observed. • Needle-like δ phases were precipitated from the Laves phase. • A complex constituent (Laves, δ, α-Cr, γ″ and γ) was reported for the first time.

  6. 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

  7. Microstructure and hydriding studies of AB/sub 5/ hydrogen storage compounds. Final report

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    Goodell, P.D.; Sandrock, G.D.; Huston, E.L.

    1980-01-01

    New data on the microstructure, pressure-composition-temperature, and absorption/desorption kinetics of AB/sub 5/ metal hydrides are presented. The most significant result to emerge from the investigation is that many of the AB/sub 5/ metal hydrides, especially the LaNi/sub 5/ related materials, show instantaneous absorption and desorption response in proportion to the amount of cooling or heating which is provided. Eight categories of materials were studied: reference alloys (LaNi/sub 5/, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 9/Al/sub 0/ /sub 1/, LaNi/sub 3/Co/sub 2/); Ni second phase particles (LaNi/sub 5/ /sub 67/, LaNi/sub 7/, LaNi/sub 11/ /sub 3/); eutectoid microstructure (SmCo/sub 5/); other second phases (LaNi/sub 3/ /sub 8/Fe/sub 1/ /sub 2/, LaNi/sub 3/ /sub 5/Cr/sub 1/ /sub 5/, LaNi/sub 4/Cr, LaNi/sub 4/Si; LaNi/sub 4/Sn, MNi/sub 4/Sn, MNi/sub 4/ /sub 3/Al/sub 0/ /sub 7/); substitutional elements (LaNi/sub 4/Cu, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 5/Pd/sub 0/ /sub 5/, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 7/Sn/sub 0/ /sub 3/, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 8/C/sub 0/ /sub 2/, MNi/sub 4/ /sub 3/Mn/sub 0/ /sub 7/); surface active elements (LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 8/B/sub 0/ /sub 2/, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 9/S/sub 0/ /sub 1/, LaNi/sub 4/ /sub 9/Se/sub 0/ /sub 1/); large diameter atom substitutions (Mg/sub 0/ /sub 1/La/sub 0/ /sub 9/Ni/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/La/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Sr/sub 0/ /sub 2/La/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Ba/sub 0/ /sub 2/La/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/); other compositions (LaNi/sub 3/); and Pd plating (electroless plated samples and mechanically alloyed specimens).

  8. Core-level photoabsorption study of defects and metastable bonding configurations in boron nitride

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    Jimenez, I.; Jankowski, A.F.; Terminello, L.J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01

    Boron nitride is an interesting material for technological applications and for fundamental solid state physics investigations. It is a compound isoelectronic with carbon and, like carbon can possess sp{sup 2} and sp{sup 3} bonded phases resembling graphite and diamond. BN crystallizes in the sp{sup 2}-bonded hexagonal (h-BN), rhombohedral (r-BN) and turbostratic phases, and in the sp{sup 3}-bonded cubic (c-BN) and wurtzite (w-BN) phases. A new family of materials is obtained when replacing C-C pairs in graphite with isoelectronic B-N pairs, resulting in C{sub 2}BN compounds. Regarding other boron compounds, BN is exceptional in the sense that it has standard two-center bonds with conventional coordination numbers, while other boron compounds (e.g. B{sub 4}C) are based on the boron icosahedron unit with three-center bonds and high coordination numbers. The existence of several allotropic forms and fullerene-like structures for BN suggests a rich variety of local bonding and poses the questions of how this affects the local electronic structure and how the material accommodates the stress induced in the transition regions between different phases. One would expect point defects to play a crucial role in stress accommodation, but these must also have a strong influence in the electronic structure, since the B-N bond is polar and a point defect will thus be a charged structure. The study of point defects in relationship to the electronic structure is of fundamental interest in these materials. Recently, the authors have shown that Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) is sensitive to point defects in h-BN, and to the formation of metastable phases even in amorphous materials. This is significant since other phase identification techniques like vibrational spectroscopies or x-ray diffraction yield ambiguous results for nanocrystalline and amorphous samples. Serendipitously, NEXAFS also combines chemical selectivity with point defect sensitivity.

  9. 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

  10. Some aspects of hadron-hadron collisions in high energy interactions (Bs mixing oscillations in semileptonic decay at D0 experiment)

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    Naimuddin, Md.; /Delhi U.

    2006-09-01

    In this thesis, we report the study on one such particle called the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson made up of a bottom and a strange quark. B{sub s}{sup 0} mesons are currently produced in a great numbers only at the Tevatron and we report a study done to measure the mixing parameter {Delta}m{sub s} between the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson and its anti-particle {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0}. Mixing is the ability of a very few neutral mesons to change from their particle to their antiparticle and vice versa. Until recently there existed only a lower limit on this measurement, here we report an upper bound and a most probable value for the mixing parameter. In the following chapter, we discuss the theoretical motivation behind this study. The measurement technique and the different factors that effect the measurement are also given. In Chapter 3, we provide an overview of the experimental setup needed to perform the study. In Chapter 4, we present a new initial state flavor tagging algorithm using electrons and measurement of the B{sub d}{sup 0} mixing parameter {Delta}m{sub d} with the new technique. Details of the combined initial state tagging used in the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing study are also given. A detailed description of the B{sub s}{sup 0} mixing analysis and the results are covered in Chapter 5. And finally the results from all the three channels and a bound on the mixing parameter are presented in Chapter 6.

  11. Lifetime difference in the Bs0 system from untagged Bs0 ---> J/psi phi decay at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV at D0 detector

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    Chandra, Avdhesh; /Tata Inst.

    2006-11-01

    In this dissertation, they present a study of the untagged decay of B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi}{phi}, the final state of which is a superposition of the CP-even and CP-odd states. Within the framework of the standard model (SM), to a good approximation, the two CP eigenstates of the (B{sub s}{sup 0}, {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0}) system are equivalent to mass eigenstates. The data collected by the D0 detector between June 2002 to August 2004 (an integrated luminosity of approximately 450 pb{sup -1}) has been used for the analysis presented in this thesis. From a simultaneous fit to the B{sub s}{sup 0} candidate mass, lifetime, and the angular distribution of the decay products, they obtain the CP-odd fraction in the final state at production time to be 0.16 {+-} 0.10(stat) {+-} 0.02(syst). The average lifetime of the (B{sub s}{sup 0}, {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0}) system is measured to be 1.39{sub -0.16}{sup +0.13}(stat){sub -0.02}{sup +0.01}(syst) ps, with the relative width difference between the heavy and light mass eigenstates, {Delta}{Gamma}/{bar {Gamma}} = ({Gamma}{sup L}/{Gamma}{sup H})/{bar {Gamma}} = 0.24{sub -0.38}{sup +0.28}(stat){sub -0.04}{sup +0.03}(syst). With the additional constraint from the world average of the B{sub s}{sup 0} lifetime measurements using semileptonic decays, they find average lifetime of the (B{sub s},{sup 0}, {bar B}{sub s}{sup 0}) system 1.39 {+-} 0.06 ps with {Delta}{Gamma}/{bar {Gamma}} = 0.25{sub -0.15}{sup +0.14}. They have also done B{sup 0} lifetime measurement for its analogous decay mode to J/{psi}K*. With this measurement they get B{sup 0} lifetime 1.530 {+-} 0.043(stat) {+-} 0.023(syst) ps. Using above results, they get 0.91 {+-} 0.09(stat) {+-} 0.003(syst), for the ratio of the B{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sup 0} lifetimes ({bar {Gamma}}(B{sub s}{sup 0})/{Gamma}(B{sup 0})). These measurements are consistent with the predictions of SM within the measurement uncertainty.

  12. Structural and crystallisation study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass designed for nuclear waste confinement; Etude de la structure et du comportement en cristallisation d'un verre nucleaire d'aluminoborosilicate de terre rare

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    Quintas, A

    2007-09-15

    This work is devoted to the study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass, which molar composition is 61,81 SiO{sub 2} - 3,05 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 8,94 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 14,41 Na{sub 2}O - 6,33 CaO - 1,90 ZrO{sub 2} - 3,56 Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and envisaged for the immobilization of nuclear wastes originating from the reprocessing of high discharge burn up spent fuel. From a structural viewpoint, we investigated the role of the modifier cations on the arrangement of the glass network through different modifications of the glass composition: variation of the Na/Ca ratio and modification of the nature of the alkali and alkaline earth cations. The NMR and Raman spectroscopic techniques were useful to determine the distribution of modifier cations among the glass network and also to cast light on the competition phenomena occurring between alkali and alkaline earth cations for charge compensation of [AlO{sub 4}]{sup -} and [BO{sub 4}]{sup -} species. The neodymium local environment could be probed by optical absorption and EXAFS spectroscopies which enabled to better understand the insertion mode of Nd{sup 3+} ions among the silicate domains of the glass network. Concerning the crystallization behavior we were interested in how the glass composition may influence the crystallization processes and especially the formation of the apatite phase of composition Ca{sub 2}Nd{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}. In particular, this work underlined the important role of both alkaline earth and rare earth cations on the crystallization of the apatite phase. (author)

  13. Study of the growth of CuAlS{sub 2} thin films on oriented silicon (111)

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    Brini, R. [Laboratoire de Photovoltaique et Materiaux Semiconducteurs.(LPMS), Ecole Nationale d' ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT), BP 37 le Belvedere 1002 Tunis (Tunisia)], E-mail: Brini_rawdha@yahoo.fr; Schmerber, G. [Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) UMR7504 CNRS-ULP, 23 rue du Loess, BP 43, 67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (France); Kanzari, M. [Laboratoire de Photovoltaique et Materiaux Semiconducteurs.(LPMS), Ecole Nationale d' ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT), BP 37 le Belvedere 1002 Tunis (Tunisia); Werckmann, J. [Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) UMR7504 CNRS-ULP, 23 rue du Loess, BP 43, 67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (France); Rezig, B. [Laboratoire de Photovoltaique et Materiaux Semiconducteurs.(LPMS), Ecole Nationale d' ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT), BP 37 le Belvedere 1002 Tunis (Tunisia)

    2009-02-02

    Within the chalcopyrite family the sulphur based compounds CuMS{sub 2} (M = In, Ga, Al) have attracted much interest in recent years because they show a direct wide band-gap covering from E{sub gap} = 1.53 eV (CuInS{sub 2}) over E{sub gap} = 2.43 eV (CuGaS{sub 2}) to E{sub gap} = 3.49 eV (CuAlS{sub 2}). Therefore they are particularly suitable for optoelectronic as well as photovoltaic applications. The CuAlS{sub 2} semiconductor is one of these compounds and has good luminescent properties and a wide direct gap of 3.5 eV making it suitable for the use as material for light-emitting devices in the blue region of the spectrum. To dig up fully its potential a better understanding of the fundamental properties of the CuAlS{sub 2} film itself is essential, which could be achieved from high-quality single-crystalline materials. So, the aim of this work has been to study the growth of multilayer CuAlS{sub 2} thin films on Si(111) substrates at a substrate temperature of 723 K. One, two and three layers with 60, 120 and 180 nm thicknesses, respectively, were deposited on Si(111) substrate. The effect of the CuAlS{sub 2} layer numbers on the structure, morphology and optical properties of the samples was investigated. The X-ray diffraction studies revealed that all the samples are polycrystalline in nature, single CuAlS{sub 2} phase and exhibiting chalcopyrite structure with a preferred orientation along the (112) direction. However, the sample with three CuAlS{sub 2} layers exhibit the highly oriented (112) plane with grain sizes of 80 nm. So we show that this experimental process affects significantly the structural properties of the CuAlS{sub 2} films. Raman spectroscopic measurements indicated five prominent peaks at 193, 205, 325, 335 and 370 cm{sup -1}. The possible origin of the 370 cm{sup -1} peak was investigated and was found to be some local vibration in the structure. The peaks at 193-205 and 335 cm{sup -1} were ascribed to A{sub 1} and B{sub 2} modes

  14. Pulmonary studies

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    Radionuclide studies of the lung are described, as regards perfusion studies, ventilation studies and physiological considerations. The four principal applications for radionuclide studies of the lungs are outlined and the uses of these discussed in relation to particular entities including pulmonary embolic disease, congestive heart failure, asthma, acute, nonasthmatic, bronchial obstruction, chronic pulmonary disease and cancer. (Auth./C.F.)

  15. Comparative study of frying to other cooking techniques influence on the nutritive value

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    Bognár, A.

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Frying is one of the oldest methods of food preparation. It improves the sensory quality of food by formation of aroma compounds, attractive colour, crust and texture. Undesirable changes involved are loss of nutritive quality e.g. due to degradation of heat - susceptible vitamins. The influence of common frying methods (frying in an oven, in a pan deep frying on cooking time and nutritive value of vegetables, potatoes, meat, poultry and fish is described and compared to other cooking methods (boiling, steaming, stewing. Frying of vegetables, potatoes and breaded meat, poultry and fish, no matter whether in a pan or by deep - frying, is associated with fat uptake (2 - 14 g per 100 g of raw food while non - breaded high fat food of animal origin loses fat during frying (2 - 30%. Data suggest that the fat quantity absorbed during frying increases up to a saturation limit which depends on the kind of food and on the amount of panade. Deep - fried meat, poultry and fish usually absorb less fat than meat, poultry and fish fried in a pan. The kind of fat had no essential influence on fat uptake. After frying of vegetable food and of breaded meat, poultry and fish, the content of protein, carbohydrates and minerals was nearly fully retained while boiling and steaming reduced the mineral content by 25-50%. In the majority of cases frying including deep frying also retained the vitamins B>1, B>2, B>6 and C better than boiling, steaming and stewing.

  16. Amorphous soft-magnetic ribbons studied by ultra-small-angle polarized neutron scattering

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    Badurek, G; Jericha, E [Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology, Stadionallee 2, A-1020 Wien (Austria); Groessinger, R; Sato-Turtelli, R, E-mail: badurek@ati.ac.a [Institut of Solid-State Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8, A-1040 Wien (Austria)

    2010-02-01

    When we investigated the magnetic structure of a variety of soft-magnetic amorphous ribbons by means of ultra-small-angle neutron scattering (USANSPOL) we were confronted with one particularly interesting Fe{sub 65.7}Co{sub 18}Si{sub 0.8}B{sub 15.5} ribbon, provided by VAC Hanau. Due to a special thermal treatment during production a field- and stress-induced transverse domain texture was expected. Although the USANSPOL technique encountered its resolution limits during the investigation of this specific sample ribbon, such a texture could indeed be verified.

  17. Numerical study of electron-leakage power loss in a tri-plate transmission line

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    Numerical simulations have been conducted using NRL's DIODE2D computer code to model the steady-state behavior of electron flow in a radial diode and in its adjacent tri-plate transmission line (TTL). Particular attention was paid to the magnitude of the electron current flowing from the cathode to the anode surface in the TTL. A quantitative value for this effective power loss is given. The electron current is restricted mainly to the transition region in the TTL into which there is seepage of the B/sub z/ that is imposed in the diode gap. This finding highlights the importance of that region to diode designers

  18. Cystometric study

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003904.htm Cystometric study To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Cystometric study measures the amount of fluid in the bladder ...

  19. Initial Study

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    Torp, Kristian

    2009-01-01

    increased. In the initial study presented here, the time it takes to pass an intersection is studied in details. Two major signal-controlled four-way intersections in the center of the city Aalborg are studied in details to estimate the congestion levels in these intersections, based on the time it takes to...

  20. First-principles study of structural stabilities, elastic and electronic properties of transition metal monocarbides (TMCs) and mononitrides (TMNs)

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    Rached, H.; Rached, D.; Benalia, S. [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Reshak, A.H., E-mail: maalidph@yahoo.co.uk [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); Rabah, M. [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modélisation Mathématique de la Matière (LPQ3M), université de Mascara, Mascara 29000 (Algeria); Bin Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2013-12-16

    The structural stabilities, elastic and electronic properties of 5d transition metal mononitrides (TMNs) XN with (X = Ir, Os, Re, W and Ta) and 5d transition metal monocarbides (TMCs) XC with (X = Ir, Os, Re and Ta) were investigated using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO) method, in the framework of the density functional theory (DFT) within the local density approximation (LDA) for the exchange correlation functional. The ground state quantities such as the lattice parameter, bulks modulus and its pressure derivatives for the six considered crystal structures, Rock-salt (B1), CsCl (B2), zinc-blend (B3), Wurtzite (B4), NiAs (B8{sub 1}) and the tungsten carbides (B{sub h}) are calculated. The elastic constants of TMNs and TMCs compounds in its different stable phases are determined by using the total energy variation with strain technique. The elastic modulus for polycrystalline materials, shear modulus (G), Young's modulus (E), and Poisson's ratio (ν) are calculated. The Debye temperature (θ{sub D}) and sound velocities (v{sub m}) were also derived from the obtained elastic modulus. The analysis of the hardness of the herein studied compounds classifies OsN – (B4 et B8{sub 1}), ReN – (B8{sub 1}), WN – (B8{sub 1}) and OsC – (B8{sub 1}) as superhard materials. Our results for the band structure and densities of states (DOS), show that TMNs and TMCs compounds in theirs energetically and mechanically stable phase has metallic characteristic with strong covalent nature Metal–Nonmetal elements. - Highlights: • Structural stabilities, elastic, electronic properties of 5d TMNs XN are investigated. • 5d TMCs XC with (X = Ir, Os, Re and Ta) were investigated. • The ground state properties for the six considered crystal structure are calculated. • The elastic constants of TMNs and TMCs in its different stable phases are determined. • The elastic modulus for polycrystalline materials, G, E, and ν are calculated.

  1. Stability of superheavy elements around Z=120 probed by the study of their fission time obtained by the crystal blocking method; Stabilite d'elements superlourds au voisinage de Z=120 testee par l'etude de leurs temps de fission deduits par la methode du blocage cristallin

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    Laget, M

    2007-10-15

    While the existence of an island of stability beyond Z=110 is theoretically acquired, the location of this island ranges from Z=114 to Z=126 depending on models. In this work, the stability of super-heavy nuclei is probed through the study of their fission time. The chosen experimental method, the crystal blocking method, is sensitive to the presence of possible long time components in the fission time distribution which indicates a fission mechanism occurring after the formation of a compound nucleus. The blocking dips were therefore constituted for the various products of the reaction U{sup 238} + Ni (6.6 MeV/A) {yields} 120, the experimental set-up allowing us to clearly identify and select the reaction mechanisms. The comparison of the blocking dip constituted for quasi-elastic scattering events with the one obtained for the fission fragments of a Z=120, combined with the study of kinematical properties of these fission fragments, give evidences of the existence of very long fission times (> 10{sup -18} s) only compatible with a fusion-fission mechanism implying a non vanishing fission barrier height for Z=120. The second part outlines microscopic calculations of fission barrier heights, carried out in the framework of the finite temperature of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) theory. Because of the progressive vanishing of the pairing correlation with T, which happens differently at the ground state and at the top of the barrier, B{sub f} first grows until T {approx_equal} 0.8 MeV before dropping with T owing to shell-effects damping with temperature. (author)

  2. OH (1720 MHz) MASERS: A MULTIWAVELENGTH STUDY OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE W51C SUPERNOVA REMNANT AND THE W51B STAR FORMING REGION

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    Brogan, C. L.; Hunter, T. R. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Goss, W. M.; Chandler, C. J.; Claussen, M. J. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 0, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Richards, A. M. S. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Turing Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Lazendic, J. S. [Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia); Koo, B.-C. [Astronomy Program, SEES, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Hoffman, I. M., E-mail: cbrogan@nrao.edu [Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH 45501 (United States)

    2013-07-10

    We present a comprehensive view of the W51B H II region complex and the W51C supernova remnant (SNR) using new radio observations from the VLA, VLBA, MERLIN, JCMT, and CSO along with archival data from Spitzer, ROSAT, ASCA, and Chandra. Our VLA data include the first {lambda} = 400 cm (74 MHz) continuum image of W51 at high resolution (88''). The 400 cm image shows non-thermal emission surrounding the G49.2-0.3 H II region, and a compact source of non-thermal emission (W51B{sub N}T) coincident with the previously-identified OH (1720 MHz) maser spots, non-thermal 21 and 90 cm emission, and a hard X-ray source. W51B{sub N}T falls within the region of high likelihood for the position of TeV {gamma}-ray emission. Using the VLBA, three OH (1720 MHz) maser spots are detected in the vicinity of W51B{sub N}T with sizes of 60-300 AU and Zeeman effect magnetic field strengths of 1.5-2.2 mG. The multiwavelength data demonstrate that the northern end of the W51B H II region complex has been partly enveloped by the advancing W51C SNR and this interaction explains the presence of W51B{sub N}T and the OH masers. This interaction also appears in the thermal molecular gas which partially encircles W51B{sub N}T and exhibits narrow pre-shock ({Delta}v {approx} 5 km s{sup -1}) and broad post-shock ({Delta}v {approx} 20 km s{sup -1}) velocity components. RADEX radiative transfer modeling of these two components yield physical conditions consistent with the passage of a non-dissociative C-type shock. Confirmation of the W51B/W51C interaction provides additional evidence in favor of this region being one of the best candidates for hadronic particle acceleration known thus far.

  3. Case Studies

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    Proven options available to Sri Lanka for large scale electricity generation in the future are coal-fired thermal, oil-fired thermal and Nuclear. Four case studies for groups participated are indicated. Case study for group 1 is comparison of the three options by taking into consideration the capital and recurrent expenditure involved. Environmental effects of the three options are also given. Case study for group 2 is economic comparison of three renewable energy based power generation system. Case study for group 3 is based on energy conservation, efficiency, improvement and demand management. Assuming that a continuous saving of 20 MW of demand from 1996 onwards is effective two projects are suggested to achieve this result. Case study for group 4 is a feasibility study for hydro power development of the Kukule Ganga (river) in Sri Lanka. Participants are required to evaluate one of the three optional development concepts which are technically feasible

  4. Security studies

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    The so called 'Security Studies' constitute one of the major tools for evaluating the provisions implemented at facilities to protect and control nuclear material (NM) against unauthorized removal. Operators use security studies to demonstrate that they are complying with objectives set by the Competent Authority to counter internal or external acts aimed at unauthorized removal of nuclear material. The paper presents the context of security studies carried out in France. (author)

  5. MATRIX 2 RESULTS OF THE FY07 ENHANCED DOE HIGH-LEVEL WASTE MELTER THROUGHPUT STUDIES AT SRNL

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    Raszewski, F; Tommy Edwards, T; David Peeler, D

    2008-10-23

    % (based strictly on retention or solubility). (2) For those study glasses that had very close compositional overlap with the model development and/or model validation ranges of the current DWPF TL model (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} concentrations were above the 2 wt% upper limit, the results indicate that the current T{sub L} model is applicable in this compositional region with TiO{sub 2} contents up to approximately 3.5 wt%. (3) As the target glass compositions diverge from the model development and validation ranges, the T{sub L} data suggest that the model under-predicted the measured values. These discrepancies imply that there are individual oxides or oxide combinations that need to be accounted for in the model. These oxides include B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, SiO{sub 2}, MnO, TiO{sub 2} and/or their combinations. More data would be required to fill in these anticipated DWPF compositional regions for higher WL glasses so that the model coefficients could be refit to account for these differences. (4) Based on PCT response of HWL-21 and HWL-22 (two glasses that were prone to nepheline formation) it appears that increasing the B{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration in glass does not consistently suppress the formation of nepheline in glasses with higher Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and/or Na{sub 2}O content. Although the chemical durabilities of the quenched versions of these glasses were very acceptable, the canister centerline cooled (ccc) glasses exhibited a considerable decrease in durability and were found to contain nepheline via XRD. In fact, one of the glasses had a release that was 5 times greater than that of the Environmental Assessment (EA) benchmark glass. These results suggest a need for a more fundamental understanding of the compositional and kinetic effects of nepheline formation in high WL glasses. (5) Data have been generated in support of the replacement of the

  6. Radiation-protective polymer-matrix nanostructured composites

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    Kaloshkin, S.D.; Tcherdyntsev, V.V. [College of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, National University of Science and Technology ' MISiS' , Leninsky Prospect, 4 Moscow (Russian Federation); Gorshenkov, M.V., E-mail: mvg@misis.ru [College of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, National University of Science and Technology ' MISiS' , Leninsky Prospect, 4 Moscow (Russian Federation); Gulbin, V.N. [College of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, National University of Science and Technology ' MISiS' , Leninsky Prospect, 4 Moscow (Russian Federation); Kuznetsov, S.A. [Russian State Technological University ' MATI' , Orshanskaya 3, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2012-09-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Radiation-protective composites were fabricated by solid state intermixing and thermal pressing. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The composites based on UHMWPE contain B{sub 4}S and W nanopowders as fillers. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mechanical and {gamma}-radiation protective properties of the polymer-matrix nanocomposites were determined experimentally. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For composites containing 12% B{sub 4}C and 12% W the mechanical properties were studied prior to and after the irradiation with fast neutrons. - Abstract: UHMWPE-based nanostructured composites containing B{sub 4}C and W nanopowders were fabricated and studied. The mechanical and {gamma}-radiation protective properties of the polymer-matrix nanocomposites were determined experimentally. For selected composites the mechanical properties were studied prior to and after the irradiation.

  7. Beautiful CP violation

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    Dunietz, I.

    1997-09-24

    CP violation is observed to date only in K{sup 0} decays and is parameterizable by a single quantity {epsilon}. Because it is one of the least understood phenomena in the Standard Model and holds a clue to baryogenesis, it must be investigated further. Highly specialized searches in K{sup 0} decays are possible. Effects in B decays are much larger. In addition to the traditional B{sub d} {yields} J/{psi}K{sub S}, {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}} asymmetries, CP violation could be searched for in already existing inclusive B data samples. The rapid B{sub s}--{anti B}{sub s} oscillations cancel in untagged B{sub s} data samples, which therefore allow feasibility studies for the observation of CP violation and the extraction of CKM elements with present vertex detectors. The favored method for the extraction of the CKM angle {gamma} is shown to be unfeasible and a solution is presented involving striking direct CP violation in charged B decays. Novel methods for determining the B{sub s} mixing parameter {Delta}m are described without the traditional requirement of flavor-specific final states.

  8. Beautiful CP violation

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    Dunietz, I. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

    1998-02-01

    CP violation is observed to date only in K{sup 0} decays and is parameterizable by a single quantity {epsilon}. Because it is one of the least understood phenomena in the Standard Model and holds a clue to baryogenesis, it must be investigated further. Highly specialized searches in K{sup 0} decays are possible. Effects in {ital B} decays are much larger. In addition to the traditional B{sub d}{r_arrow}J/{psi}K{sub S}, {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}} asymmetries, CP violation could be searched for in already existing inclusive {ital B} data samples. The rapid B{sub s}{minus}{bar B}{sub s} oscillations cancel in untagged B{sub s} data samples, which therefore allow feasibility studies for the observation of CP violation and the extraction of CKM elements with present vertex detectors. The favored method for the extraction of the CKM angle {gamma} is shown to be unfeasible and a solution is presented involving striking direct CP violation in charged {ital B} decays. Novel methods for determining the B{sub s} mixing parameter {Delta}m are described without the traditional requirement of flavor-specific final states. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  9. Absorption studies

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    Absorption studies were once quite popular but hardly anyone does them these days. It is easier to estimate the blood level of the nutrient directly by radioimmunoassay (RIA). However, the information obtained by estimating the blood levels of the nutrients is not the same that can be obtained from the absorption studies. Absorption studies are primarily done to find out whether some of the essential nutrients are absorbed from the gut or not and if they are absorbed, to determine how much is being absorbed. In the advanced countries, these tests were mostly done to detect pernicious anaemia where vitamin B12 is not absorbed because of the lack of the intrinsic factor in the stomach. In the tropical countries, ''malabsorption syndrome'' is quire common. In this condition, several nutrients like fat, folic acid and vitamin B12 are not absorbed. It is possible to study absorption of these nutrients by radioisotopic absorption studies

  10. Studying Sideways

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    Plesner, Ursula

    2011-01-01

    inequalities in relation to the people we study. This article argues that not all types of social scientific research interviews benefit from an à priori problematization of power and control, ethics and equality, or emancipation. From a constructivist perspective, the article seeks to displace the...... methodological concern with power related to the ideas of studying up or down and introduce another set of concerns in relation to producing good empirical material when we “study sideways.” The argument is based on analyses of interview situations from a concrete research project, where researcher and...... researched share professional background to some degree, where negotiations replace a researcher-imposed dialogue, and where the circulation of shared or common concepts messes up an orderly division between researchers’ vocabulary and interviewees’ vocabularies. It is proposed that when we study sideways...

  11. Floodplain Study

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    Montgomery County of Maryland — The purpose of a floodplain study is to establish the 100-year floodplain limits within or near a development in order to preserve the natural resources within the...

  12. Actuarial Studies

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from time to time conducts studies on various aspects of the Medicare and Medicaid...

  13. Feasibility study

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    The feasibility study itself examines the technical, economic and financial implications of a nuclear power station in depth so as to make sure that nuclear power is the right course to take. This means that it is quite an expensive operation and it is to avoid wasting this money that a pre-feasibility study is carried out. This preliminary study should eliminate cases where the electrical system cannot absorb the capacity of a nuclear station of commercial size, where other sources of power such as hydro-electricity, gas or cheap coal would make nuclear obviously uneconomic or where no suitable sites exist. If this first rather simple survey shows that nuclear power is a credible solution to a utilities need for electricity or heat production plant, then the next stage is a full feasibility study. (orig./TK)

  14. Invisibility Studies

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    Invisibility Studies explores current changes in the relationship between what we consider visible and what invisible in different areas of contemporary culture. Contributions trace how these changes make their marks on various cultural fields and investigate the cultural significance of these...... conditioned by physical and social settings that create certain possibilities for visibility and visuality, yet exclude others. The richness and complexity of this cultural framework means that no single discipline or interdisciplinary approach could capture it single-handedly. Invisibility Studies begins...

  15. Studies of impurity behavior in TFTR

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    Hill, K.W.; Bitter, M.; Bretz, N.L.; Diesso, M.; Efthimion, P.C.; Von Goeler, S.; Kiraly, J.; Ramsey, A.T.; Sauthoff, N.R.; Schivell, J.

    1986-03-01

    Central medium- and low-Z impurity concentrations and Z/sub eff/ have been measured by x-ray spectrometry in Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor discharges during three periods of operation. These were the (1) start-up period, (2) ohmic heating, and (3) ohmic heating portion of the two neutral beam periods, distinguished mainly by different vacuum vessel internal hardware and increasing plasma current and toroidal field capability. Plasma parameters spanned minor radius a = 0.41 - 0.83 m, major radius R = 2.1 - 3.1 m, current I/sub p = 0.25 - 2.0 MA, line-averaged electron density n-bar/sub e/ = 0.9 - 4.0 x 10/sup 19/ m/sup -3/, and toroidal magnetic field B/sub T/ = 1.8 - 4.0 T. The metal impurities came mostly from the limiter. At low densities titanium or nickel approached 1% of n/sub e/ during operation on a TiC-coated graphite or Inconel limiter, respectively. Lower levels of Cr, Fe, and Ni (less than or equal to0.1%) were observed with a graphite limiter at similarly low densities; these elements were removed mainly from stainless steel or Inconel hardware within the vacuum vessel during pulse discharge cleaning or plasma operation on an Inconel limiter and then deposited on the graphite limiter. Hardware closest to the graphite limiter contributed most to the deposits.

  16. Studies of impurity behavior in TFTR

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    Central medium- and low-Z impurity concentrations and Z/sub eff/ have been measured by x-ray spectrometry in Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor discharges during three periods of operation. These were the (1) start-up period, (2) ohmic heating, and (3) ohmic heating portion of the two neutral beam periods, distinguished mainly by different vacuum vessel internal hardware and increasing plasma current and toroidal field capability. Plasma parameters spanned minor radius a = 0.41 - 0.83 m, major radius R = 2.1 - 3.1 m, current I/sub p = 0.25 - 2.0 MA, line-averaged electron density n-bar/sub e/ = 0.9 - 4.0 x 1019 m-3, and toroidal magnetic field B/sub T/ = 1.8 - 4.0 T. The metal impurities came mostly from the limiter. At low densities titanium or nickel approached 1% of n/sub e/ during operation on a TiC-coated graphite or Inconel limiter, respectively. Lower levels of Cr, Fe, and Ni (less than or equal to0.1%) were observed with a graphite limiter at similarly low densities; these elements were removed mainly from stainless steel or Inconel hardware within the vacuum vessel during pulse discharge cleaning or plasma operation on an Inconel limiter and then deposited on the graphite limiter. Hardware closest to the graphite limiter contributed most to the deposits

  17. Theoretical studies on the electronic spectrum of selenium dioxide. Comparison with ozone and sulfur dioxide

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    Grein, Friedrich, E-mail: fritz@unb.ca [Department of Chemistry and Centre for Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B., E3B5A3 (Canada)

    2009-06-12

    MRCI vertical excitations energies and oscillator strengths of SeO{sub 2} were calculated for singlet and triplet valence states up to about 8 eV, and for low-lying 5s-Rydberg states starting at 8.5 eV. CCSD(T) and DFT (B3PW91) geometry optimizations were performed for 20 excited states. There is good agreement with the experimental geometry of the ground state and of 1{sup 1}B{sub 2}. The calculated vibrational frequencies for the ground state are close to the observed frequencies. Relaxed DFT potential curves are given for the lowest singlet states in C{sub 2v} symmetry, and for the lowest {sup 1}A'' state, which bridges the conical intersection between 1{sup 1}A{sub 2} and 1{sup 1}B{sub 1}. Results are reported for adiabatic electron affinity, ionization potential, and dissociation energy. The SeOO structure lies about 3.4 eV above the OSeO ground state. Comparison is made with vertical excitation energies of first singlet and triplet states of O{sub 3} and SO{sub 2}.

  18. Stress-MI and domain studies in Co-based nanocrystalline ribbons

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    Dwevedi, Sandhya [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Markandeyulu, G., E-mail: mark@physics.iitm.ac.i [Advanced Magnetic Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 (India); Ohodnicki, P.R.; Leary, Alex; McHenry, M.E. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States)

    2011-08-15

    A systematic investigation of the influence of different types of annealing on the magnetoimpedance (MI) effect in melt-spun (Co{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x}){sub 89}Zr{sub 7}B{sub 4} [x=0, 0.025, 0.05] and (Co{sub 0.88}Fe{sub 0.12}){sub 78.4}Nb{sub 2.6}Si{sub 9}B{sub 9}Al ribbons has been carried out in the frequency range 500 kHz-13 MHz and under dc magnetic fields (H{sub dc}) up to 80 Oe. In the stress annealed ribbons, the strain-induced transverse anisotropy is seen to result in large MI. Magnetic domains were investigated in the ribbons through magnetic force microscopy. - Research highlights: Measurement of the MI in melt-spun nanocrystalline ribbons. Effect of different annealing treatments on MI and domain patterns. Strain-induced transverse anisotropy enhanced MI.

  19. Structural study and DC conductivity of vanadyl doped zinc lithium borate glasses

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    Seema [Physics Department, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal-131039 (India); Physics Department, Baba Mast Nath University, Asthal Bohr, Rohtak-124001 (India); Khasa, S., E-mail: skhasa@rediff.com; Dahiya, M. S.; Yadav, Arti [Physics Department, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal-131039 (India); Agarwal, A. [Applied Physics Department, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar-125001 (India); Dahiya, S. [Physics Department, Baba Mast Nath University, Asthal Bohr, Rohtak-124001 (India)

    2015-06-24

    Glasses with composition xZnO⋅(30 − x)⋅Li{sub 2}O⋅70B{sub 2}O{sub 3} containing 2 mol% of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} (x = 0, 2, 5, 7 and 10) were prepared by standard melt-quench technique. The amorphous nature of the glass samples was confirmed by using x-ray diffraction. The structural changes in these glasses have been investigated by employing IR spectroscopy in the mid-IR range. The infrared spectroscopic analysis confirms the presence of both triangular and tetraheldral coordinated boron units and absence of boroxol ring. It also shows that metal-oxide vibrations are present which are due to the bonding of lithium and zinc ions with oxygen. The dc conductivity was measured in the temperature range 353-523 K. The dc conductivity results show that conductivity decreases and activation energy increases when Li{sub 2}O is replaced by ZnO, keeping the concentration of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} constant. Decrease in conductivity and increase in activation energy shows that addition of ZnO to the glass matrix shows a “blocking effect” on the overall mobility of alkali ions, but at higher concentration the hopping effect was also observed.

  20. Treatability studies

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    Bennedsen, Lars Rønn; Studds, Phil

    The fundamental information that a well-designed treatability study can provide is essential to the success of all remediation systems. Over the past years several new techniques for in situ and on site remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater have been used with varying degrees of success...... ends up with 3 or 4 applicable techniques.   Drawing up field studies and laboratory data, this paper will discus the importance of conducting screening laboratory and pilot test prior starting up the full scale treatment of a contaminated site with a given technology. For this purpose Rambøll has...... construction of the test unit makes it possible to combine different techniques in order to obtain more aggressive and effective remediation technologies, e.g. UV/ozone or electrochemical/H2O2. Actual case study data is presented to illustrate the benefits of in situ treatability tests prior to full scale...

  1. Security studies

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    Full text: Security studies constitute one of the major tools for evaluating the provisions implemented at facilities to protect and control Nuclear Material against unauthorized removal. Operators use security studies to demonstrate that they are complying with objectives set by the Competent Authority to counter internal or external acts aimed at unauthorized removal of NM. The paper presents the context of security studies carried out in France. The philosophy of these studies is based on a postulated unauthorized removal of NM and the study of the behavior of the systems implemented to control and protect NM in a facility. The potential unauthorized removal of NM usually may take place in two stages. The first stage involves the sequence leading to handling of the NM. It occurs inside the physical barriers of a facility and may include action involving the documents corresponding to Material Control and Accounting systems. At this stage it is possible to limit the risk of unauthorized removal of NM by means of detection capabilities of the MC and A systems. The second stage is more specific to theft and involves removing the NM out of the physical barriers of a facility in which they are being held, notably by affecting the Physical Protection System. Operators have to study, from a quantity and time lapse point of view, the ability of the installed systems to detect unauthorized removal, as well as the possibility of tampering with the systems to mask unlawful operations. Operators have also to analyze the sequences during which NM are accessed, removed from their containment and further removed from the facility in which they are stored. At each stage in the process, the probability of detection and the time taken to carry out the above actions have to be estimated. Of course, these two types of studies complement each other. Security studies have begun, in France, for more than fifteen years. Up to now more than fifty security studies are available in the

  2. Hydrogeological study

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    This work shows the hydrogeological study and well drilling carried out in the Teaching Formation Institute San Jose de Mayo Province Uruguay. It was developed a geological review in the National Directorate of Geology and Mining data base as well as field working, geology and hydrogeology recognition and area well drilling inventory.

  3. Study protocol

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    Thorsteinsson, Troels; Helms, Anne Sofie; Adamsen, Lis;

    2013-01-01

    Background During cancer treatment children have reduced contact with their social network of friends, and have limited participation in education, sports, and leisure activities. During and following cancer treatment, children describe school related problems, reduced physical fitness...... intervention includes an educational program aimed at the child with cancer, the child’s schoolteachers and classmates, and the child’s parents. Children with cancer will each have two ambassadors assigned from their class. The ambassadors visit the child with cancer at the hospital at alternating 2-week......, and one year after the cessation of treatment. The study is powered to quantify the impact of the combined educational, physical, and social intervention programs. Discussion RESPECT is the first population-based study to examine the effect of early rehabilitation for children with cancer, and to use...

  4. Measurement of charm and beauty-production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA and test beam studies of ATLAS pixel sensors

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    Libov, Vladyslav

    2013-08-15

    A measurement of charm and beauty production in Deep Inelastic Scattering at HERA is presented. The analysis is based on the data sample collected by the ZEUS detector in the period from 2003 to 2007 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 354 pb{sup -1}. The kinematic region of the measurement is given by 54.2(5) GeV for charm (beauty) and -1.6<{eta}{sup jet}<2.2 for both charm and beauty, where E{sup jet}{sub T} and {eta}{sup jet} are the transverse energy and pseudorapidity of the jet, respectively. The significance of the decay length and the invariant mass of charged tracks associated with the secondary vertex are used as discriminating variables to distinguish between signal and background. Differential cross sections of jet production in charm and beauty events as a function of Q{sup 2}, y, E{sup jet}{sub T} and {eta}{sup jet} are measured. Results are compared to Next-to-Leading Order (NLO) predictions from Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in the fixed flavour number scheme. Good agreement between data and theory is observed. Contributions of the charm and beauty production to the inclusive proton structure function, F{sup cbar} {sup c}{sub 2} and F{sup b} {sup anti} {sup b}{sub 2}, are determined by extrapolating the double differential cross sections using NLO QCD predictions. Contributions to the test beam program for the Insertable B-Layer upgrade project of the ATLAS pixel detector are discussed. The test beam data analysis software package EUTelescope was extended, which allowed an efficient analysis of ATLAS pixel sensors. The USBPix DAQ system was integrated into the EUDET telescope allowing test beam

  5. Studying Adolescence

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    Richter, Linda M.

    2006-01-01

    Young people in their teens constitute the largest age group in the world, in a special stage recognized across the globe as the link in the life cycle between childhood and adulthood. Longitudinal studies in both developed and developing countries and better measurements of adolescent behavior are producing new insights. The physical and psychosocial changes that occur during puberty make manifest generational and early-childhood risks to development, in the form of individual differences in...

  6. {sup 10}Boron distribution measurement in laser ablated B{sub 4}C thin films using (n,alpha) reaction and LR-115 passive detector

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    Sajo-Bohus, L., E-mail: sajobohus@gmail.co [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Nuclear Physics Section, Valle de Sartenejas, Caracas 89000A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Simon, A. [Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen 4026 (Hungary); Csako, T. [Dep. of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, P.O. Box 406, H-6701 Szeged (Hungary); Nemeth, P.; Palacios, D. [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Nuclear Physics Section, Valle de Sartenejas, Caracas 89000A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Espinosa, G. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Greaves, E.D. [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Nuclear Physics Section, Valle de Sartenejas, Caracas 89000A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Szoerenyi, T. [Dep. of Nat. Sci. and Environ. Prot., College of Dunaujvaros, P.O. Box 152, H-2401 Dunaujvaros (Hungary); Barros, H. [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Nuclear Physics Section, Valle de Sartenejas, Caracas 89000A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-10-15

    Lateral distribution of the {sup 10}B isotope within a boron carbide film of 550 nm maximum thickness deposited on silicon wafer using pulsed laser deposition technique has been determined taking advantage of the high cross section for (n,alpha) reaction and nuclear tracks detectors (NTD - LR-115 Kodak Pathe). A radioisotope neutron source ({sup 252}Cf, 20 mug) and a 60 x 60 x 80 cm{sup 3} graphite cube as moderator produce a relatively uniform thermal neutron field. Details of the passive detector etching process and data processing are included. The track density reveals the boron density spatial distribution. A 3D picture is produced to visualize the boron-10 spatial distribution. The result suggests that a gradient in the boron distribution exists to almost a factor of three. The advantages of the technique are discussed.

  7. Vitamin B>12 deficiency in the brain leads to DNA hypomethylation in the TCblR/CD320 knockout mouse

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    Fernàndez-Roig Sílvia; Lai Shao-Chiang; Murphy Michelle M; Fernandez-Ballart Joan; Quadros Edward V

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background DNA methylation is an epigenetic phenomenon that can modulate gene function by up or downregulation of gene expression. Vitamin B12 and folate pathways are involved in the production of S-Adenosylmethionine, the universal methyl donor. Findings Brain vitamin B12 concentration and global DNA methylation was determined in transcobalamin receptor (TCblR/CD320) knock out (KO) (n = 4) and control mice (n = 4) at 20–24 weeks of age. Median [IQR] brain vitamin B12 concentrations ...

  8. Afnor NF D 35-330. Gas-fired central heating boilers. Type B{sub 11} and B{sub 11BIS} boilers fitted with atmospheric burners of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW. (European standard EN 297); Afnor NF D 35-330. Chaudieres de chauffage central utilisant les combustibles gazeux. Chaudieres des types B{sub 11} et B{sub 11BIS} equipees de bruleurs atmospheriques dont le debit calorifique nominal est inferieur ou egal a 70 kW. (Norme europeenne EN 297)

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    1994-10-01

    This standard document defines the specifications and testing techniques relative to the manufacturing, safety, energy rational use, functioning capacity, classification and labeling of gas-fueled heating plants. It replaces the previous NF D 35-331 norm from November 1989 which comprised the NF D 35-331 norm from January 1980, its additives 1 (January 1980) and 2 (June 1984), its modifications 1 (July 1980), 2 (September 1986), 3 (December 1988) and 4 (November 1989) and the D 30-005 experimental norm of November 1991. (J.S.)

  9. Pressure effect on magnetic properties of RCo.sub.12./sub. B.sub.6./sub. (R=Y, Ce) compounds

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    Arnold, Zdeněk; Isnard, O.; Mayot, H.; Míšek, Martin; Kamarád, Jiří

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 322, 9-12 (2010), s. 1117-1119. ISSN 0304-8853. [Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS 08) /4./. Dublin, 14.09.2008-19.09.2008] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/09/0030 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : pressure effect * magnetic property * magnetization * Curie temperature Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.689, year: 2010 www.elsevier.com/locate/jmmm

  10. Superstructural chirality of a periodic system of domains of opposite chirality and π-walls in B.sub.2./sub. phase composed of bent-shaped molecules

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    Lejček, Lubor

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 83, 10-11 (2010), s. 1001-1013. ISSN 0141-1594 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100100911; GA AV ČR(CZ) GA202/09/0047; GA MŠk(CZ) OC10006 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : B 2 phase * bent-shaped molecules * domains of opposite chirality * π-walls * superstructural chirality Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.006, year: 2010

  11. Human Vitamin B12 Absorption and Metabolism are Measured by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Using Specifically Labeled 14C-Cobalamin

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    Carkeet, C; Dueker, S R; Lango, J; Buchholz, B A; Miller, J W; Green, R; Hammock, B D; Roth, J R; Anderson, P J

    2006-01-26

    There is need for an improved test of human ability to assimilate dietary vitamin B{sub 12}. Assaying and understanding absorption and uptake of B{sub 12} is important because defects can lead to hematological and neurological complications. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is uniquely suited for assessing absorption and kinetics of {sup 14}C-labeled substances after oral ingestion because it is more sensitive than decay counting and can measure levels of carbon-14 ({sup 14}C) in microliter volumes of biological samples, with negligible exposure of subjects to radioactivity. The test we describe employs amounts of B{sub 12} in the range of normal dietary intake. The B{sub 12} used was quantitatively labeled with {sup 14}C at one particular atom of the DMB moiety by exploiting idiosyncrasies of Salmonellametabolism. In order to grow aerobically on ethanolamine, S. entericamust be provided with either pre-formed B{sub 12} or two of its precursors: cobinamide and dimethylbenzimidazole (DMB). When provided with {sup 14}C-DMB specifically labeled in the C2 position, cells produced {sup 14}C-B{sub 12} of high specific activity (2.1 GBq/mmol, 58 mCi/mmol) and no detectable dilution of label from endogenous DMB synthesis. In a human kinetic study, a physiological dose (1.5 mg, 2.2 KBq/59 nCi) of purified {sup 14}C-B{sub 12} was administered and showed plasma appearance and clearance curves consistent with the predicted behavior of the pure vitamin. This method opens new avenues for study of B{sub 12} assimilation.

  12. Observation of Bs-Bsbar Oscillations Using Partially Reconstructed Hadronic Bs Decays

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    Miles, Jeffrey Robert; /MIT

    2007-09-01

    This thesis describes the contribution of partially reconstructed hadronic decays in the world's first observation of B{sub s}{sup 0}-{bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} oscillations. The analysis is a core member of a suite of closely related studies whose combined time-dependent measurement of the B{sub s}{sup 0}-{bar B}{sub s}{sup 0} oscillation frequency {Delta}m{sub s} is of historic significance. Using a data sample of 1 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV collected with the CDF-II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, they find signals of 3150 partially reconstructed hadronic B{sub s} decays from the combined decay channels B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D*{sub s}{sup -} {pi}{sup +} and B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -} {rho}{sup +} with D{sub s}{sup -} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup -}. These events are analyzed in parallel with 2000 fully reconstructed B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} D{sub s}{sup -} {pi}{sup +} (D{sub s}{sup -} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup -}) decays. The treatment of the data is developed in stages of progressive complexity, using high-statistics samples of hadronic B{sup 0} and B{sup +} decays to study the attributes of partially reconstructed events. The analysis characterizes the data in mass and proper decay time, noting the potential of the partially reconstructed decays for precise measurement of B branching fractions and lifetimes, but consistently focusing on the effectiveness of the model for the oscillation measurement. They efficiently incorporate the measured quantities of each decay into a maximum likelihood fitting framework, from which they extract amplitude scans and a direct measurement of the oscillation frequency. The features of the amplitude scans are consistent with expected behavior, supporting the correctness of the calibrations for proper time uncertainty and flavor tagging dilution. The likelihood allows for the smooth combination of this analysis with results from other data samples, including 3500 fully reconstructed

  13. The Lifetime of a beautiful and charming meson: B_c lifetime measured using the D0 detector

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    Welty-Rieger, Leah Christine; /Indiana U.

    2008-09-01

    Using approximately 1.3 fb{sup -1} of data collected by the D0 detector between 2002 and 2006, the lifetime of the B{sub c}{sup {+-}} meson is studied in the B{sub c}{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}{mu}{sup {+-}} + X final state. Using an unbinned likelihood simultaneous fit to J/{psi} + {mu} invariant mass and lifetime distributions, a signal of 810 {+-} 80(stat.) candidates is estimated and a lifetime measurement made of: {tau}(B{sub c}{sup {+-}}) = 0.448{sub -0.036}{sup +0.038}(stat) {+-} 0.032(sys) ps.

  14. Effects of impeller shape of submersible nonclogging pump on its performance

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    Yun, Jeong Eui [Kangwon Nat' l Univ., Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-12-15

    This study was performed to develop a high efficiency submersible nonclogging pump impeller. Toward this end, we simulated the effect of some parameters such as the outlet position of a blade ({Dirac_h}{sub {Oota}}), outlet width of a blade (b{sub 2}), and hub profile on the pump efficiency by using the commercial codes ANSYS CFX and BladeGen. The results showed that the pump efficiency was proportional up to {Dirac_h}{sub {Oota}} and b{sub 2} in the simulated ranges. The effects of hub profile changes on the pump efficiency were relatively small compared to those of the other parameters.

  15. Study protocol

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    Madsen, Helle Østergaard; Dam, Ole Henrik; Hageman, Ida

    2012-01-01

    yields a Global Seasonal Score and a prevalence of SAD. Outcomes from the two groups will be compared. Moreover, outcomes from subgroups of the visually impaired population will be compared. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study is approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency. Results will be published in...... persons with severe visual impairments or blindness and to compare the results to a control group without visual impairments. Moreover, the authors wish to investigate whether SAD is correlated to the degree of impairment or to the diagnosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 2781 persons with visual impairments...

  16. Arctic studies

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    Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) conducted a study of contamination of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding areas in order to better understand the severity of the problem and identify possible parallels in the United States. The findings were published in a quarterly report as a part of this technical task plan (TTP). While many radioactive and hazardous material contamination sites in this region have been identified, official Russian statements indicate that contaminant concentrations are within normal limits and are currently confined to specific areas

  17. Conceptual study

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    Harty, H.

    1978-09-01

    This appendix is a compendium of topical reports prepared for the Hanford Nuclear Energy Center: Status Report: Conceptual Fuel Cycle Studies for the Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Selection of Heat Disposal Methods for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Station Service Power Supply for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); Impact of a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center on Ground Level Fog and Humidity; A Review of Potential Technology for the Seismic Characterization of Nuclear Energy Centers; Reliability of Generation at a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); Meteorological Evaluation of Multiple Reactor Contamination Probabilities for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Electric Power Transmission for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); The Impact of a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center on Cloudiness and Insolation; and A Licensing Review for an HNEC.

  18. Conceptual study

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    This appendix is a compendium of topical reports prepared for the Hanford Nuclear Energy Center: Status Report: Conceptual Fuel Cycle Studies for the Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Selection of Heat Disposal Methods for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Station Service Power Supply for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); Impact of a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center on Ground Level Fog and Humidity; A Review of Potential Technology for the Seismic Characterization of Nuclear Energy Centers; Reliability of Generation at a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); Meteorological Evaluation of Multiple Reactor Contamination Probabilities for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center; Electric Power Transmission for a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center (HNEC); The Impact of a Hanford Nuclear Energy Center on Cloudiness and Insolation; and A Licensing Review for an HNEC

  19. SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES

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    2012-01-01

    PAPER Post-Sociology: Exploration and Reflection Xie Lizhong Abstract: "Post-Sociology" refers to a new perspective which is different from tradi- tional perspectives of social studies. "Post-Social History" and "Pluralistic Discourse Analysis" could be seen as its two specific examples. "Discourse Constructivism" and "Pluralism" are the two core concepts of "Post-Sociology". That encouraging people to realize that all "social reality" including our experiences, thoughts and speech are just a "discoursive reality" constructed by social actors under the guidance and constraints of certain discourse system, is the major significance of "PostSociology". Some critics on "Post-Sociology" are misunderstandings, while others couldn't stand to strict analysis.

  20. Aerosol studies

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    As part of the continuing studies of the effects of very severe reactor accidents, an effort was made to develop, test, and improve simple, effective, and inexpensive methods by which the average citizen, using only materials readily available, could protect his residence, himself, and his family from injury by toxic aerosols. The methods for protection against radioactive aerosols should be equally effective against a clandestine biological attack by terrorists. The results of the tests to date are limited to showing that spores of the harmless bacterium, bacillus globegii (BG), can be used as a simulant for the radioactive aerosols. An aerosol generator of Lauterbach type was developed which will produce an essentially monodisperse aerosol at the rate of 109 spores/min. Analytical techniques have been established which give reproducible results. Preliminary field tests have been conducted to check out the components of the system. Preliminary tests of protective devices, such as ordinary vacuum sweepers, have given protection factors of over 1000

  1. Systems studies

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    The Systems Studies Activity had two objectives: (1) to investigate nontechnical barriers to the deployment of biomass production and supply systems and (2) to enhance and extend existing systems models of bioenergy supply and use. For the first objective, the Activity focused on existing bioenergy markets. Four projects were undertaken: a comparative analysis of bioenergy in Sweden and Austria; a one-day workshop on nontechnical barriers jointly supported by the Production Systems Activity, the development and testing of a framework for analyzing barriers and drivers to bioenergy markets; and surveys of wood pellet users in Sweden, Austria and the U.S.A. For the second objective, two projects were undertaken. First, the Activity worked with the Integrated Bioenergy Systems (IBS) Activity of IEA Bioenergy Task XIII to enhance the BioEnergy Assessment Model (BEAM). This model is documented in the final report of the IBS Activity. The Systems Studies Activity contributed to enhancing the feedstock portion of the model by developing a coherent set of willow, poplar, and switchgrass production modules relevant to both the U.S.A. and the U.K. The Activity also developed a pretreatment module for switchgrass. Second, the Activity sponsored a three-day workshop on modelling bioenergy systems with the objectives of providing an overview of the types of models used to evaluate bioenergy and promoting communication among bioenergy modelers. There were nine guest speakers addressing different types of models used to evaluate different aspects of bioenergy, ranging from techno-economic models based on the ASPEN software to linear programming models to develop feedstock supply curves for the U.S.A. The papers from this workshop have been submitted to Biomass and Bioenergy and are under editorial review 8 refs, 10 tabs

  2. Systems Studies

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    Graham, R.L.

    1998-03-17

    The Systems Studies Activity had two objectives: (1) to investigate nontechnical barriers to the deployment of biomass production and supply systems and (2) to enhance and extend existing systems models of bioenergy supply and use. For the first objective, the Activity focused on existing bioenergy markets. Four projects were undertaken: a comparative analysis of bioenergy in Sweden and Austria; a one-day workshop on nontechnical barriers jointly supported by the Production Systems Activity; the development and testing of a framework for analyzing barriers and drivers to bioenergy markets; and surveys of wood pellet users in Sweden, Austria and the US. For the second objective, two projects were undertaken. First, the Activity worked with the Integrated BioEnergy Systems (TBS) Activity of TEA Bioenergy Task XIII to enhance the BioEnergy Assessment Model (BEAM). This model is documented in the final report of the IBS Activity. The Systems Studies Activity contributed to enhancing the feedstock portion of the model by developing a coherent set of willow, poplar, and switchgrass production modules relevant to both the US and the UK. The Activity also developed a pretreatment module for switchgrass. Second, the Activity sponsored a three-day workshop on modeling bioenergy systems with the objectives of providing an overview of the types of models used to evaluate bioenergy and promoting communication among bioenergy modelers. There were nine guest speakers addressing different types of models used to evaluate different aspects of bioenergy, ranging from technoeconomic models based on the ASPEN software to linear programming models to develop feedstock supply curves for the US. The papers from this workshop have been submitted to Biomass and Bioenergy and are under editorial review.

  3. A comparative study of the Au + H{sub 2}, Au{sup +} + H{sub 2}, and Au{sup −} + H{sub 2} systems: Potential energy surfaces and dynamics of reactive collisions

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    Dorta-Urra, Anaís [Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Aplicadas, Departamento de Física, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá DC (Colombia); Zanchet, Alexandre; Roncero, Octavio [Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Aguado, Alfredo [Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Química-Física Aplicada, Unidad Asociada CSIC-UAM, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2015-04-21

    In order to study the Au{sup −} + H{sub 2} collision, a new global potential energy surface (PES) describing the ground electronic state of AuH{sub 2}{sup −} system is developed and compared with the PESs of the neutral [Zanchet et al., J. Chem. Phys. 132, 034301 (2010)] and cationic systems [Anaís et al., J. Chem. Phys. 135, 091102 (2011)]. We found that Au{sup −} − H{sub 2} presents a H-Au-H insertion minimum attributed to the stabilization of the LUMO 3b{sub 2} orbital, which can be considered as the preamble of the chemisorption well appearing in larger gold clusters. While the LUMO orbital is stabilized, the HOMO 6a{sub 1} is destabilized, creating a barrier at the geometry where the energy orbitals’ curves are crossing. In the anion, this HOMO is doubly occupied, while in the neutral system is half-filled and completely empty in the cation, explaining the gradual disappearance of the well and the barrier as the number of electrons decreases. The cation presents a well in the entrance channel partially explained by electrostatic interactions. The three systems’ reactions are highly endothermic, by 1.66, 2.79, and 3.23 eV for AuH, AuH{sup +}, and AuH{sup −} products, respectively. The reaction dynamics is studied using quasi-classical trajectory method for the three systems. The one corresponding to the anionic system is new in this work. Collision energies between 1.00 and 8.00 eV, measured for the cation, are in good agreement with the simulated cross section for the AuH{sup +}. It was also found that the total fragmentation, in three atoms, competes becoming dominant at sufficiently high energy. Here, we study the competition between the two different reaction pathways for the anionic, cationic, and neutral species, explaining the differences using a simple model based on the topology of the potential energy surfaces.

  4. Analysis of Bs flavor oscillations at CDF

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    Leonardo, Nuno T

    2006-09-01

    The search for and study of flavor oscillations in the neutral B{sub s}B{sub s} meson system is an experimentally challenging task. It constitutes a flagship analysis of the Tevatron physics program. In this dissertation, they develop an analysis of the time-dependent B{sub s} flavor oscillations using data collected with the CDF detector. The data samples are formed of both fully and partially reconstructed B meson decays: B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}{pi}({pi}{pi}) and B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}lv. A likelihood fitting framework is implemented and appropriate models and techniques developed for describing the mass, proper decay time, and flavor tagging characteristics of the data samples. The analysis is extended to samples of B{sup +} and B{sup 0} mesons, which are further used for algorithm calibration and method validation. The B mesons lifetimes are extracted. The measurement of the B{sup 0} oscillation frequency yields {Delta}m{sub d} = 0.522 {+-} 0.017 ps{sup -1}. The search for B{sub s} oscillations is performed using an amplitude method based on a frequency scanning procedure. Applying a combination of lepton and jet charge flavor tagging algorithms, with a total tagging power {epsilon}'D{sup 2} of 1.6%, to a data sample of 355 pb{sup -1}, a sensitivity of 13.0 ps{sup -1} is achieved. They develop a preliminary same side kaon tagging algorithm, which is found to provide a superior tagging power of about 4.0% for the B{sub s} meson species. A study of the dilution systematic uncertainties is not reported. From its application as is to the B{sub s} samples the sensitivity is significantly increased to about 18 ps{sup -1} and a hint of a signal is seen at about 175. ps{sup -1}. They demonstrate that the extension of the analysis to the increasing data samples with the inclusion of the same side tagging algorithm is capable of providing an observation of B{sub s} mixing beyond the standard model expectation. They show also that the improved knowledge of

  5. Mineralogical studies

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    The mineralogy of WC-series cores from the project area uranium deposit in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico was studied with respect to the deposit and to the paleohydrologic and present hydrologic gradients. Bulk clay analyses, authigenic clay coatings on detrital grains, sulfur minerals, ferric oxide minerals, carbonate minerals, and detrital magnetite-ilmenite were investigated. Among the clays, chlorite/illite seem to offer some indication of the deposit location. More frequent clay coatings are found in the favorable ore horizon along the paleogradient than along the present gradient. Barite is more abundant in the favorable horizon and near ore than elsewhere. Pyrite and other sulfide minerals are relatively sparse in and near the deposit compared to areas away from the deposit. More than two generations of ferric oxide minerals are present in the area and these are deleted in samples nearest ore down the present gradient. Carbonate minerals aremore abundant in lower parts of the favorable zone. 8 figures, 2 tables

  6. The magnetic behavior of the intermetallic compound NdMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} studied by magnetization and hyperfine interactions measurements

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    Bosch-Santos, B., E-mail: brianna@usp.br; Carbonari, A. W.; Cabrera-Pasca, G. A.; Saxena, R. N. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, Universidade de São Paulo, 05508-000 São Paulo (Brazil); Freitas, R. S. [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 66318, 05314-970 São Paulo (Brazil)

    2015-05-07

    The magnetic behavior of the intermetallic compound NdMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} was investigated by bulk magnetization measurements and measurements of hyperfine interactions using perturbed γ–γ angular correlation (PAC) spectroscopy. Magnetization measurements indicate the presence of four magnetic transitions associated with the Mn and Nd magnetic sublattices. At high temperatures, magnetic measurements show a change in the slope of the magnetization due to an antiferromagnetic transition around T{sub N} ∼ 425 K and a well defined ferromagnetic transition at T{sub C} ∼ 320 K. Moreover, at ∼210 K a peak is observed in the magnetization curve, which is assigned to the reorientation of the Mn spin, and at ∼25 K an increase in the magnetic moment is also observed, which is ascribed to the ordering of Nd ions. PAC measurements using {sup 140}La({sup 140}Ce) and {sup 111}In({sup 111}Cd) probe nuclei allowed the determination of the temperature dependence of the magnetic hyperfine field (B{sub hf}) at Nd and Mn sites, respectively. PAC results with {sup 111}Cd probe nuclei at Mn sites show that the dependence of B{sub hf} with temperature follows the expected behavior for the host magnetization associated with the magnetic ordering of Mn ions. From these results, the antiferromagnetic transition followed by a ferromagnetic ordering is clearly observed. PAC results with {sup 140}Ce probe nuclei at Nd sites, however, showed a strong deviation from the Brillouin function, which is attributed to the Ce 4f-electron contribution to B{sub hf}.

  7. Studies of the polynuclear complexes of labile ligands of vitamin B1 and Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) with Fe(III)

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    The ligands (complex salts) of vitamin B/sub 1/ (H Vit.) and the chlorides of Zn, Cd and Hg with the general formula, [H Vit]/sup +2/ [MCl/sub 4/]/sup -2/ were prepared and their interactions with iron (III) investigated. It was found that the complex salts of Zn and Cd produced the dinuclear complexes and that of mercury produced a complex without the thiamine moiety. The possible reason for the absence of a Hg complex similar to those of Zn and Cd may be that large size of mercury ion. The complexes were characterized by elementary analyses, infrared and visible spectra, magnetic moment and conductivity measurements.(author)

  8. Quasi 3D ECE imaging system for study of MHD instabilities in KSTAR

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    Yun, G. S., E-mail: gunsu@postech.ac.kr; Choi, M. J.; Lee, J.; Kim, M.; Leem, J.; Nam, Y.; Choe, G. H. [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, W.; Park, H. K. [Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Park, H.; Woo, D. S.; Kim, K. W. [School of Electrical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of); Domier, C. W.; Luhmann, N. C. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Ito, N. [KASTEC, Kyushu University, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Mase, A. [Ube National College of Technology, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi 755-8555 (Japan); Lee, S. G. [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-11-15

    A second electron cyclotron emission imaging (ECEI) system has been installed on the KSTAR tokamak, toroidally separated by 1/16th of the torus from the first ECEI system. For the first time, the dynamical evolutions of MHD instabilities from the plasma core to the edge have been visualized in quasi-3D for a wide range of the KSTAR operation (B{sub 0} = 1.7∼3.5 T). This flexible diagnostic capability has been realized by substantial improvements in large-aperture quasi-optical microwave components including the development of broad-band polarization rotators for imaging of the fundamental ordinary ECE as well as the usual 2nd harmonic extraordinary ECE.

  9. Fostering Effective Studying and Study Planning with Study Questions

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    Wilhelm, Pascal; Pieters, Jules M.

    2007-01-01

    In a course on biological psychology and neuropsychology, study questions were provided that also appeared as test questions in the course exam. This method was introduced to support students in active processing and reproduction of the study texts, and study planning. Data were gathered to test the hypothesis that study question use would be…

  10. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies of phase transitions and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials at high pressure

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    Prilliman, Gerald Stephen

    2003-09-01

    The behavior of nanocrystals under extreme pressure was investigated using synchrotron x-ray diffraction. A major part of this investigation was the testing of a prototype synchrotron endstation on a bend magnet beamline at the Advanced Light Source for high pressure work using a diamond anvil cell. The experiments conducted and documented here helped to determine issues of efficiency and accuracy that had to be resolved before the construction of a dedicated ''super-bend'' beamline and endstation. The major conclusions were the need for a cryo-cooled monochromator and a fully remote-controllable pressurization system which would decrease the time to change pressure and greatly reduce the error created by the re-placement of the diamond anvil cell after each pressure change. Two very different types of nanocrystal systems were studied, colloidal iron oxide (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and thin film TiN/BN. Iron oxide nanocrystals were found to have a transition from the {gamma} to the {alpha} structure at a pressure strongly dependent on the size of the nanocrystals, ranging from 26 GPa for 7.2 nm nanocrystals to 37 GPa for 3.6 nm nanocrystals. All nanocrystals were found to remain in the {alpha} structure even after release of pressure. The transition pressure was also found, for a constant size (5.7 nm) to be strongly dependent on the degree of aggregation of the nanocrystals, increasing from 30 GPa for completely dissolved nanocrystals to 45 GPa for strongly aggregated nanocrystals. Furthermore, the x-ray diffraction pattern of the pressure induced {alpha} phase demonstrated a decrease in intensity for certain select peaks. Together, these observations were used to make a complete picture of the phase transition in nanocrystalline systems. The size dependence of the transition was interpreted as resulting from the extremely high surface energy of the {alpha} phase which would increase the thermodynamic offset and thereby increase the kinetic barrier

  11. Effect of Ga doping on micro/structural, electrical and optical properties of pulsed laser deposited ZnO thin films

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    Shinde, S.D. [Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411 007 (India); Deshmukh, A.V. [Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411 007 (India); Department of Physics, College of Engineering, Pune 411 005 (India); Date, S.K. [Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411 007 (India); Sathe, V.G. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Indore-452 017 (India); Adhi, K.P., E-mail: kpa@physics.unipune.ac.in [Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune 411 007 (India)

    2011-12-01

    Undoped and Ga doped ZnO thin films (1% GZO, 3% GZO and 5% GZO) were grown on c-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates using the 1, 3 and 5 at. wt.% Ga doped ZnO targets by pulsed laser deposition. X-ray diffraction studies revealed that highly c-axis oriented, single phase, undoped and Ga doped ZnO thin films with wurtzite structure were deposited. Micro-Raman scattering analysis showed that Ga doping introduces defects in the host lattice. The E{sub 2}{sup High} mode of ZnO in Ga doped ZnO thin film was observed to shift to higher wavenumber indicating the presence of residual compressive stress. Appearance of the normally Raman inactive B{sub 1} modes (B{sub 1}{sup Low}, 2B{sub 1}{sup Low} and B{sub 1}{sup High}) due to breaking of local translational symmetry, also indicated that defects were introduced into the host lattice due to Ga incorporation. Band gap of the Ga doped ZnO thin films was observed to shift to higher energy with the increase in doping concentration and is explicated by the Burstein-Moss effect. Electrical resistivity measurements of the undoped and GZO thin films in the temperature range 50 to 300 K revealed the metal to semiconductor transition for 3 and 5% GZO thin films.

  12. Probes of Yukawa unification in supersymmetric SO(10) models

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    Westhoff, Susanne

    2009-10-23

    This work is composed as follows: In Chapter 1, the disposed reader is made familiar with the foundations of flavourphysics and Grand Unification, including group-theoretical aspects of SO(10). In Chapter 2, we introduce a specific supersymmetric GUT model based on SO(10) and designed to probe down-quark-lepton Yukawa unification. Within this framework we explore the effects of large atmospheric neutrino mixing in bottom-strange transitions on the mass difference and CP phase in B{sub s}- anti B{sub s} meson mixing. Chapter 3 is devoted to corrections to Yukawa unification. We derive constraints on Yukawa corrections for light fermions from K- anti K and B{sub d}- anti B {sub d} mixing. As an application we study implications of neutrino mixing effects in CP-violating K and B{sub d} observables on the unitrity triangle. Finally, in Chapter 4, we discuss effects of large tan {beta} in B{yields}(D){tau}{nu} decays with respect to their potential to discover charged Higgs bosons and to discriminate between different GUT models of flavour.

  13. Measurements of Rates, Asymmetries, and Angular Distributions in B -> K l+ l- and B -> K* l+ l- Decays

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    Hollar, Jonathan; /SLAC /Wisconsin U., Madison

    2006-09-21

    This dissertation describes studies of the rare decays B{sub d} {yields} K{ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -} and B{sub d} {yields} K*{ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -}, where {ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -} is either an e{sup +}e{sup -} or a {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} pair. These decays are highly suppressed in the Standard Model, and could be strongly affected by physics beyond the Standard Model. The authors measure the total branching fractions {Beta}(B{sub d} {yields} K{ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -}) = (0.34 {+-} 0.07 {+-} 0.03) x 10{sup -6}, {Beta}(B{sub d} {yields} K*{ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup -}) = (0.78{sub -0.17}{sup +0.19} {+-} 0.12) x 10{sup -6}. In addition, they measure the partial branching fractions, relative abundance of muons to electrons, direct CP asymmetry, dilepton forward-backward asymmetry, and longitudinal polarization of the K* in these modes. They also search for the lepton flavor-violating decays B{sub d} {yields} Ke{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {-+}} and B{sub d} {yields} K*e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {-+}}. The measurements were performed at the SLAC PEP II storage ring running at the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance.

  14. Electron-irradiation induced changes in structural and magnetic properties of Fe and Co based metallic glasses

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    Kane, S.N., E-mail: kane_sn@yahoo.com [School of Physics, D.A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Satalkar, M., E-mail: satalkar.manvi@gmail.com [School of Physics, D.A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Ghosh, A.; Shah, M. [School of Physics, D.A. University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452001 (India); Ghodke, N. [UGC-DAE CSR, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India); Pramod, R.; Sinha, A.K.; Singh, M.N.; Dwivedi, J. [Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, P.O. CAT, Indore 452013 (India); Coisson, M.; Celegato, F.; Vinai, F.; Tiberto, P. [INRIM, Electromagnetism Division, Strada Delle Cacce 91, I-10135 TO (Italy); Varga, L.K. [RISSPO, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, 1525 Budapest (Hungary)

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • Enhancement of Ms by low electron irradiation dose in Fe-based alloy. • Variation of magnetic properties by electron irradiation induced ordered phase. • Electron irradiation alters TM-TM distance and, magnetic properties. - Abstract: Electron-irradiation induced changes in structural and, magnetic properties of Co{sub 57.6}Fe{sub 14.4}Si{sub 4.8}B{sub 19.2}Nb{sub 4}, Fe{sub 72}Si{sub 4.8}B{sub 19.2}Nb{sub 4} and, Co{sub 72}Si{sub 4.8}B{sub 19.2}Nb{sub 4} metallic glasses were studied using magnetic hysteresis and, synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements. Results reveal composition dependent changes of magnetic properties in electron irradiated metallic glasses. A low electron irradiation dose (15 kGy) enhances saturation magnetization (up to 62%) in Fe-based alloy (Fe{sub 72}Si{sub 4.8}B{sub 19.2}Nb{sub 4}). Synchrotron XRD measurements reveal that electron irradiation transforms the amorphous matrix to a more ordered phase, accountable for changes in magnetic properties.

  15. The Kaon B-parameter in mixed action chiral perturbation theory

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    Aubin, C.; /Columbia U.; Laiho, Jack; Van de Water, Ruth S.; /Fermilab

    2006-09-01

    We calculate the kaon B-parameter, B{sub K}, in chiral perturbation theory for a partially quenched, mixed action theory with Ginsparg-Wilson valence quarks and staggered sea quarks. We find that the resulting expression is similar to that in the continuum, and in fact has only two additional unknown parameters. At one-loop order, taste-symmetry violations in the staggered sea sector only contribute to flavor-disconnected diagrams by generating an {Omicron}(a{sup 2}) shift to the masses of taste-singlet sea-sea mesons. Lattice discretization errors also give rise to an analytic term which shifts the tree-level value of B{sub K} by an amount of {Omicron}(a{sup 2}). This term, however, is not strictly due to taste-breaking, and is therefore also present in the expression for B{sub K} for pure G-W lattice fermions. We also present a numerical study of the mixed B{sub K} expression in order to demonstrate that both discretization errors and finite volume effects are small and under control on the MILC improved staggered lattices.

  16. Differences in the sensitivity of children and adults to carciogenic substances - literature study; Unterschiede in der Empfindlichkeit von Kindern gegenueber krebserzeugenden Stoffen im Vergleich zu Erwachsenen - Literaturstudien

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    Schneider, K. [Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitut Gefahrstoffe GmbH (FoBiG), Freiburg (Germany)

    1999-06-01

    Wirkungen durch radioaktive Strahlung ist belegt, dass exponierte Kinder im Vergleich zu Erwachsenen eine hoehere Empfindlichkeit fuer Brustkrebs, Leukaemie und Schilddruesentumoren aufweisen. In Bezug auf chemische Stoffe stammen relevante Hinweise aus tierexperimentellen Untersuchungen mit Vinylchlorid und anderen Substanzen (z.B. Nitrosamine und -amide, PAK, 2-Acetylaminofluoren, Benzidin, Aflatoxin B{sub 1}, Cycasin, Urethan), die hoehere Tumorinzidenzen bei Exposition junger Tiere ergaben als bei erwachsenen Tieren unter vergleichbaren Expositionsbedingungen. Alle genannten Substanzen sind gentoxische Kanzerogene und mechanistische Studien lassen es plausibel erscheinen, dass hohe Zellteilungsraten in den Organen des wachsenden Organismus in Verbindung mit der gentoxischen Aktivitaet der Stoffe zu hohen Tumorinzidenzen fuehren. Fuer das nicht gentoxisch wirkende Blasenkanzerogen Saccharin zeigt eine Studie, dass zusaetzliche Exposition vor und nach der Geburt zu einer hoeheren Tumorinzidenz fuehrt, als ausschliessliche Exposition erwachsener Tiere. Untersuchungen mit anderen nicht gentoxischen Stoffen ergaben unter aehnlichen Bedingungen keinen entsprechenden Befund. Die vorliegenden Daten weisen auf eine hohe Empfindlichkeit des kindlichen Organismus gegenueber bestimmten (gentoxischen) Kanzerogenen hin. Wenn Kinder gegenueber diesen Stoffen exponiert sind, ist deshalb auch bei Exposition ueber kuerzere Zeitraeume ein hohes Krebsrisiko nicht auszuschliessen. (orig.)

  17. Study of excited states of mass=4 hypernuclei

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    The excited states, J=1+, of the mirror hypernuclei sub(Λ)sup(4)H and sub(Λsup(4)He were observed by γ-spectroscopy. These hypernuclei were producted by K- absorption in 6Li and 7Li targets. Their identification was given by the detection and the energy measurement of the mesonic decay products: 53 MeV π- for sub(Λ)sup(4)H and 57 MeV π0 for sub(Λ)sup(4)He. A γ line at (1.04+-0.04) MeV has been observed in coincidence with charged pions in the energy range of 40 to 60 MeV then ascribed to a γ-transition in sub(Λ)sup(4)H. Whereas a second γ-line at (1.15+-0.04) MeV, in coincidence with neutral pions of 45 MeV to 75 MeV, has been ascribed to a γ transition in sub(Λ)sup(4)He. With these new experimental data, the phenomenological Λ-N potential for the S-state interaction was recalculated. It may be concluded that the CSB component of this Λ-N potential is spin-independant and that potentials with intrinsic range of 1.5 fm give the bast fit of the total low energy Λ - p elastic scattering cross-sections and to the experimental Bsub(Λ) value for sub(Λ)sup(3)H

  18. Experimental study of a linear/non-linear flux rope

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    DeHaas, Timothy; Gekelman, Walter; Van Compernolle, Bart [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2015-08-15

    Flux ropes are magnetic structures of helical field lines, accompanied by spiraling currents. Commonly observed on the solar surface extending into the solar atmosphere, flux ropes are naturally occurring and have been observed by satellites in the near earth and in laboratory environments. In this experiment, a single flux rope (r = 2.5 cm, L = 1100 cm) was formed in the cylindrical, magnetized plasma of the Large Plasma Device (LaPD, L = 2200 cm, r{sub plasma} = 30 cm, n{sub o} = 10{sup 12 }cm{sup −3}, T{sub e} = 4 eV, He). The flux rope was generated by a DC discharge between an electron emitting cathode and anode. This fixes the rope at its source while allowing it to freely move about the anode. At large currents (I > πr{sup 2}B{sub 0}c/2 L), the flux rope becomes helical in structure and oscillates about a central axis. Under varying Alfven speeds and injection current, the transition of the flux rope from stable to kink-unstable was examined. As it becomes non-linear, oscillations in the magnetic signals shift from sinusoidal to Sawtooth-like, associated with elliptical motion of the flux rope; or the signal becomes intermittent as its current density increases.

  19. Neutron capture therapy of epidermal growth factor (+) gliomas using boronated cetuximab (IMC-C225) as a delivery agent

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    Barth, Rolf F. E-mail: barth.1@osu.edu; Wu Gong; Yang Weilian; Binns, Peter J.; Riley, Kent J.; Patel, Hemant; Coderre, Jeffrey A.; Tjarks, Werner; Bandyopadhyaya, A.K.; Thirumamagal, B.T.S.; Ciesielski, Michael J.; Fenstermaker, Robert A

    2004-11-01

    Cetuximab (IMC-C225) is a monoclonal antibody directed against both the wild-type and mutant vIII isoform of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the monoclonal antibody (MoAb), cetuximab, as a boron delivery agent for neutron capture therapy (NCT) of brain tumors. Twenty-four hours following intratumoral (i.t.) administration of boronated cetuximab (C225-G5-B{sub 1100}), the mean boron concentration in rats bearing either F98{sub EGFR} or F98{sub WT} gliomas were 92.3{+-}23.3 {mu}g/g and 36.5{+-}18.8 {mu}g/g, respectively. In contrast, the uptake of boronated dendrimer (G5-B{sub 1000}) was 6.7{+-}3.6 {mu}g/g. Based on its favorable in vivo uptake, C225-G5-B{sub 1100} was evaluated as a delivery agent for BNCT in F98{sub EGFR} glioma bearing rats. The mean survival time (MST) of rats that received C225-G5-B{sub 1100}, administered by convection enhanced delivery (CED), was 45{+-}3 d compared to 25{+-}3 d for untreated control animals. A further enhancement in MST to >59 d was obtained by administering C225-G5-B{sub 1100} in combination with i.v. boronophenylalanine (BPA). These data are the first to demonstrate the efficacy of a boronated MoAb for BNCT of an intracerebral (i.c.) glioma and are paradigmatic for future studies using a combination of boronated MoAbs and low molecular weight delivery agents.

  20. Case Study: Writing a Journal Case Study

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    Prud'homme-Genereux, Annie

    2016-01-01

    This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. This month's issue describes incorporating a journal article into the classroom by first converting it into a case study.

  1. Optical phonons in CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4x}Se{sub 4(1-x)} alloys

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    Kerimova, T. G., E-mail: taira-kerimova@mail.ru; Abdullaev, N. A.; Mamedova, I. A.; Badalova, Z. I.; Guliev, R. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan); Paucar, R.; Wakita, K. [Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan); Mamedov, N. T. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

    2013-06-15

    The Raman spectra of CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4x}Se{sub 4(1-x)} alloys (x = 0.1, 0.2, Horizontal-Ellipsis 0.9) are studied. Both the singlemode and double-mode behavior of optical phonons are observed in CdGa{sub 2}S{sub 4x}Se{sub 4(1-x)} alloys. The observed optical mode at 138 cm{sup -1} is independent of the composition. It seems likely that this mode is the 'breathing mode' and is caused by atomic motion in the anion sublattice relative to vacancies. It is shown that the high-frequency modes of symmetry B{sub 1}(LO, TO) and B{sub 2}(LO, TO) are caused by the in-phase motion of atoms in the anion sublattice along the tetragonal axis c relative to trivalent Ga atoms. The doubly degenerate symmetry modes E{sub 1}(LO, TO) and E{sub 2}(LO, TO) are caused by the in-phase motion of atoms in the anion sublattice relative to trivalent Ga atoms of the cation sublattice in the xy plane (dipole 2Ga-4C), where C is S, Se. The optical symmetry modes B{sub 3}(LO, TO) and B{sub 4}(LO, TO) are associated with the motion of atoms in the anion sublattice relative to Cd atoms along the tetragonal axis c. The doubly degenerate modes E{sub 3}(LO, TO) and E{sub 4}(LO, TO) are associated with the motion of atoms in the anion sublattice relative to Cd atoms (dipole Cd-4C). The low-frequency modes B{sub 5}(LO, TO) and E{sub 5}(LO, TO) are the analogs of acoustic phonons at the edge of the Brillouin zone of sphalerite.

  2. Ecological baseline studies

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    Vickers, D.

    1980-01-01

    Environmental studies of Merritt Island are discussed. Five areas of the island's ecology are examined. They include: a terrestrial community analyses, a plant community study, a small mammal population study, a rainfall study, and an ichthyological analyses.

  3. Building Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies

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    Holm, Jesper

    Conceptual analytical-methodological conceptualization of crossdisciplinary sustainability studies......Conceptual analytical-methodological conceptualization of crossdisciplinary sustainability studies...

  4. Study of the p+{sup 12}C reaction at energies up to 30 MeV

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    Harada, Masahide; Yamamoto, A.; Yoshioka, S. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)] [and others

    1998-03-01

    Double differential cross sections of charged-particles emitted in the p+{sup 12}C reaction were measured in the energy region from 14 to 26 MeV. The observed continuous components of emitted protons and {alpha}-particles were analyzed by assuming sequential decay of intermediate reaction products and/or simultaneous breakup process. It was found that the three body simultaneous decay, p+{alpha}+{sup 8}Be, and the sequential decay via p+{sup 12}C{sup *}{sub 3-} and {alpha}+{sup 9}B{sub g.s.} are most important in the proton-induced breakup of {sup 12}C for energies up to 30 MeV. (author)

  5. German Studies in America. German Studies Notes.

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    Sander, Volkmar; Osterle, Heinz D.

    This volume contains two papers, "German Studies in America," by Volkmar Sander, and "Historicism, Marxism, Structuralism: Ideas for German Culture Courses," by Heinz D. Osterle. The first paper discusses the position of German studies in the United States today. The greatest challenge comes from low enrollments; therefore, German departments must…

  6. Case Study Teaching

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    Herreid, Clyde Freeman

    2011-01-01

    This chapter describes the history of case study teaching, types of cases, and experimental data supporting their effectiveness. It also describes a model for comparing the efficacy of the various case study methods. (Contains 1 figure.)

  7. Chemical Industry Bandwidth Study

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    none,

    2006-12-01

    The Chemical Bandwidth Study provides a snapshot of potentially recoverable energy losses during chemical manufacturing. The advantage of this study is the use of "exergy" analysis as a tool for pinpointing inefficiencies.

  8. Esophagram (Barium Swallow Study)

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    ... esophagram is a study that is completed in radiology. The test evaluates the esophagus. The esophagus is ... to wear. The study is completed in a radiology (x-ray/fluoroscopy) room. If a child is ...

  9. Tailored Barium Swallow Study

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    ... View Denver Pollen Count You are here: Programs & Services > Tests We Offer > Imaging Tests Tailored Barium Swallow Study The TBS is a special study that is completed in radiology. The test evaluates the mouth and the throat ...

  10. The Study of Algae

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    Rushforth, Samuel R.

    1977-01-01

    Included in this introduction to the study of algae are drawings of commonly encountered freshwater algae, a summary of the importance of algae, descriptions of the seven major groups of algae, and techniques for collection and study of algae. (CS)

  11. Current Research Studies

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    ... Home > Explore CCFA Research > Current Research Studies Current Research Studies Email Print + Share The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation ... online. Learn more about CCFA Partners. CCFA Clinical Research Alliance The Clinical Research Alliance is a network ...

  12. Future Circular Collider Study

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    Benedikt, Michael

    2014-01-01

    This presentation has been given during the 1st EuCARD-2 annual meeting. It contains: • Motivation & scope • Parameters & design challenges • Study organization, study time line • Preparing global FCC collaboration • Summary

  13. Excellence in Social Studies.

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    Durfee, David A.

    1986-01-01

    Discusses a strategy for unifying and improving the social studies curriculum through an "outcomes sought" approach. Outlines eight measurable qualities students completing social studies should have achieved. Discusses implications of this approach. (LP)

  14. FEMA DFIRM Study Info

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This table contains details about the study such as the study name, datum, projection, etc. There is normally only one record in this table for each Flood Insurance...

  15. 522 Postmarket Surveillance Studies

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The 522 Postmarket Surveillance Studies Program encompasses design, tracking, oversight, and review responsibilities for studies mandated under section 522 of the...

  16. Post-Approval Studies

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CDRH Post-Approval Studies Program encompasses design, tracking, oversight, and review responsibilities for studies mandated as a condition of approval of a...

  17. Satellite servicing economic study

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    1990-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that satellite servicing is cost effective; however, all of these studies were of different formats, dollar year, learning rates, availability, etc. Therefore, it was difficult to correlate any useful trends from these studies. The reviewed study was initiated to correlate the economic data into a common data base, using a common set of assumptions. A selected set of existed funded programs was then analyzed to provide an independent analysis of the servicing options and potential economic benefits.

  18. CISSP study guide

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    Conrad, Eric; Feldman, Joshua; Riggins, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    "The Eleventh Hour CISSP Study Guide" is keyed to the latest CISSP exam. This book is streamlined to include only core certification information and is presented for ease of last-minute studying. Main objectives of the exam are covered concisely with key concepts highlighted. This is the only guide you need for last-minute studying. This title answers the toughest questions and highlights core topics. This title can be paired with any other study guide so you are completely prepared.

  19. Medicinsk forbedring: study drugs

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    Holm Sørensen, Camilla; Juul Asmussen, Melanie; Constantin, Liv; Haugtved, Claire Rigmor

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates medical optimization regarding cognitive enhancement. Study drugs are performance-enhancing drugs that people use in terms of optimizing cognitive skills. The use of study drugs has turned out to have a beneficial effect when it comes to perform in stressful situations for example an examination. The purpose of our project is to analyze central arguments for and against the use of study drugs. We analyze two arguments for and three arguments that express a statem...

  20. Social Psychoanalytic Disability Studies

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    Goodley, Dan

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores connections and tensions between psychoanalysis and disability studies. The first part of the paper considers contemporaneous engagements with the psyche by a number of disability studies writers. These scholars have remained accountable to a politicised disability studies but have pushed for critical encounters with the…

  1. Defining (Conceptualizing) Social Studies.

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    Shaver, James P.

    1990-01-01

    Critiques James Barth, Robert Barr, and Sam Shermis' three social studies traditions theory and National Commission on Social Studies task force report. Argues first falsely splits essential social studies components; second creates a curricular hodgepodge. Highlights need to consider values as both affective and cognitive and to create…

  2. System studies and applications

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    Extensive information is given for each of the following topics: (1) fusion reactor studies, (2) reactor concepts, (3) first wall studies, (4) laser system studies, (5) fusion-fission hybrids, (6) National security applications, and (7) long-range planning for inertial confinement fusion

  3. Studying Engineering Practice

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    Buch, Anders

    2015-01-01

    The study of engineering practices has been the focus of Engineering Studies over the last three decades. Theses studies have used ethnographic and grounded methods in order to investigate engineering practices as they unfold in natural settings - in workplaces and engineering education. However,...

  4. Fusion reactor studies

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    A review is given of fusion reactor systems studies, the objectives of these studies are outlined and some recent conceptual reactor designs are described. The need for further studies in greater depth is indicated so that progress towards a commercial fusion reactor may be consolidated. (U.K.)

  5. Studying to Learn.

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    Air Univ., Maxwell AFB, AL.

    This booklet was prepared in response to a demand from Air Force Officers returning to academic study after being out of school for several years. Its main purpose is to help returning veterans learn how to study. The guide is divided into three sections: (1) the "Reconnaissance-Read-Recall" (RRR) system of study, (2) concepts in "How We Learn,"…

  6. Study deep geothermal energy; Studie dypgeotermisk energi

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    Havellen, Vidar; Eri, Lars Sigurd; Andersen, Andreas; Tuttle, Kevin J.; Ruden, Dorottya Bartucz; Ruden, Fridtjof; Rigler, Balazs; Pascal, Christophe; Larsen, Bjoern Tore

    2012-07-01

    The study aims to analyze the potential energy with current technology, challenges, issues and opportunities for deep geothermal energy using quantitative analysis. It should especially be made to identify and investigate critical connections between geothermal potential, the size of the heating requirements and technical solutions. Examples of critical relationships may be acceptable cost of technology in relation to heating, local geothermal gradient / drilling depth / temperature levels and profitability. (eb)

  7. Mysore study: A study of suicide notes

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    Namratha, P.; Kishor, M.; Sathyanarayana Rao, T. S.; Raman, Rajesh

    2015-01-01

    Background: Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Recent data suggest South India as one of the regions with highest suicide rates in the world. In 2013, 134,799 people committed suicide in India according to the statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Suicide note is one of the most important sources to understand suicide, which may be beneficial in suicide prevention. Studies on suicidal notes from this part of the world are sparse. Objective: The aim...

  8. Advanced Clothing Studies

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    Orndoff, Evelyne; Poritz, Darwin

    2014-01-01

    All human space missions require significant logistical mass and volume that add an unprecedented burden on longduration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. For these missions with limited cleaning resources, a new wardrobe must be developed to reduce this logistical burden by reducing clothing mass and extending clothing wear. The present studies have been undertaken, for the first time, to measure length of wear and to assess the acceptance of such extended wear. Garments in these studies are commercially available exercise T-shirts and shorts, routine-wear T-shirts, and longsleeved pullover shirts. Fabric composition (cotton, polyester, light-weight, superfine Merino wool, modacrylic, cotton/rayon, polyester/Cocona, modacrylic/Xstatic, modacrylic/rayon, modacrylic/lyocell/aramid), construction (open knit, tight knit, open weave, tight weave), and finishing treatment (none, quaternary ammonium salt) are the independent variables. Eleven studies are reported here: five studies of exercise T-shirts, three of exercise shorts, two of routine wear Tshirts, and one of shirts used as sleep-wear. All studies are conducted in a climate-controlled environment, similar to a space vehicle's. For exercise clothing, study participants wear the garments during aerobic exercise. For routine wear clothing, study participants wear the T-shirts daily in an office or laboratory. Daily questionnaires collected data on ordinal preferences of nine sensory elements and on reason for retiring a used garment. Study 1 compares knitted cotton, polyester, and Merino exercise T-shirts (61 participants), study 2, knitted polyester, modacrylic, and polyester/Cocona exercise T-shirts (40 participants), study 3, cotton and polyester exercise shorts, knitted and woven (70 participants), all three using factorial experimental designs with and without a finishing treatment, conducted at the Johnson Space Center, sharing study participants. Study 4 compares knitted polyester and ZQ Merino exercise T

  9. American Studies in Turkey

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    Gülriz Buken

    2006-01-01

    In the discipline of American Studies in Turkey, the major contribution emanates, on the one hand, from the American Culture and Literature Departments instituted in various Universities in Turkey and, on the other, from the American Studies Association of Turkey. Up till now, unfortunately, no Research and Performance Institute or Center for the Study of America has yet been established to secure the necessary contacts with other similar institutions in Europe and in the United States, to fa...

  10. Standardization Study of Ghritas

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    D. Shaila; M. K. Santosh; Chandrakumar, T.; I. Sanjeeva Rao

    2004-01-01

    The standardization of ghritas such as amritaprasa ghrita, brahmi ghrita, chagalyadi ghrita and phala ghrita has been studied. These ghritas are the important Ayurvedic formulations used for peri-natal care of mother and child health. Standardization of ghritas were achieved by organoleptic study, physico-chemical analysis, qualitative analysis, thin layer chromatography (TLC), UV - visible spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) fingerprint studies. Qualitative a...

  11. Single Policy Study

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    Kronsell, Annica; Manners, Ian James

    Single policy studies are the most common form of European Union (EU) research. Single policy studies are widely used to understand the role of the EU in a wide variety of sectors, together with their development over time, and often offer public policy prescriptions. This chapter discusses the...... relevance of single policy studies in EU research and give examples of how such research can be designed and carried out. The chapter reviews three examples of single policy studies using different methods based on EU environmental policy, the EU biofuels directive, and the EU Common Security and Defence...

  12. School library user studies

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    Zdenka Verlič

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of the results of a questionnaire answered by Slovene primary and secondary school librarians is presented in the article. The purpose of the study was to determine if library user studies were being performed in our school libraries. It was confirmed that more studies had been conducted by school librarians with a completed higher level of education, by librarians with adequate (library and information sciences education and also by the librarians participating in life-long learning in their professional field than by other librarians. An important factor influencing increased user studies was also librarians’ membership in the Slovene librarian professional organization.

  13. Why Study in Australia?

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    丁丽丽

    2014-01-01

    Going overseas to pursue further studies is even more generalized in recent years. Students are open to a variety of op-tions to decide which country to go and which university to choose. Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world? Australia is a leading global education power, with world’s best educators and facilities. It also provides both local and international students with a variety of quality study options. This essay presents some of the important reasons why in-ternational students should study in Australia in regard to education quality, affordable fees, government support, multiple cultures and immigration policies.