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  1. Isotopic fractionation of Mg 2+(aq), Ca 2+(aq), and Fe 2+(aq) with carbonate minerals

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    Rustad, James R.; Casey, William H.; Yin, Qing-Zhu; Bylaska, Eric J.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Bogatko, Stuart A.; Jackson, Virgil E.; Dixon, David A.

    2010-11-01

    Density-functional electronic structure calculations are used to compute the equilibrium constants for 26Mg/ 24Mg and 44Ca/ 40Ca isotope exchange between carbonate minerals and uncomplexed divalent aquo ions. The most reliable calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) level predict equilibrium constants K, reported as 10 3ln ( K) at 25 °C, of -5.3, -1.1, and +1.2 for 26Mg/ 24Mg exchange between calcite (CaCO 3), magnesite (MgCO 3), and dolomite (Ca 0.5Mg 0.5CO 3), respectively, and Mg 2+(aq), with positive values indicating enrichment of the heavy isotope in the mineral phase. For 44Ca/ 40Ca exchange between calcite and Ca 2+(aq) at 25 °C, the calculations predict values of +1.5 for Ca 2+(aq) in 6-fold coordination and +4.1 for Ca 2+(aq) in 7-fold coordination. We find that the reduced partition function ratios can be reliably computed from systems as small as M(CO)610- and M(HO)62+ embedded in a set of fixed atoms representing the second-shell (and greater) coordination environment. We find that the aqueous cluster representing the aquo ion is much more sensitive to improvements in the basis set than the calculations on the mineral systems, and that fractionation factors should be computed using the best possible basis set for the aquo complex, even if the reduced partition function ratio calculated with the same basis set is not available for the mineral system. The new calculations show that the previous discrepancies between theory and experiment for Fe 3+-hematite and Fe 2+-siderite fractionations arise from an insufficiently accurate reduced partition function ratio for the Fe 3+(aq) and Fe 2+(aq) species.

  2. Isotopic Fractionation of Mg2+(aq), Ca2+(aq), and Fe2+(aq) with Carbonate Minerals

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    Rustad, James R.; Casey, William H.; Yin, Qing-Zhu; Bylaska, Eric J.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Bogatko, Stuart A.; Jackson, Virgil E.; Dixon, David A.

    2010-11-15

    Density functional electronic structure calculations are used to compute the equilibrium constant (the isotope fractionation factor) for 26Mg/24Mg and 44Ca/40Ca isotope exchange between carbonate minerals and uncomplexed divalent aquo ions. The most reliable calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) level predict equilibrium constants K, reported as 103ln(K) at 25 °C, of -5.3, -1.1, and +1.1 for 26Mg/24Mg exchange between calcite (CaCO3), magnesite (MgCO3), and dolomite (Ca0.5Mg0.5CO3), respectively, and Mg2+(aq), with positive values indicating enrichment in the mineral phase. For 44Ca/40Ca exchange between calcite and Ca2+(aq), the calculations predict values of +1.5 for Ca2+(aq) in six-fold coordination and +4.1 for Ca2+(aq) in seven-fold coordination. We find that the reduced partition function ratios can be reliably computed from systems as small as M(CO3)610- and M2+(H2O)6 embedded in a set of fixed atoms representing the 2nd shell (and greater) coordination environment. We find that the aqueous cluster representing the aquo ion is much more sensitive to improvements in the basis set than the calculations on the mineral systems, and that fractionation factors should be computed using 2 the best possible basis set for the aquo complex, even if the reduced partition function ratio calculated with the same basis set is not available for the mineral system. The new calculations show that the previous discrepancies between theory and experiment for Fe3+-hematite and Fe2+-siderite fractionations arise from an insufficiently accurate reduced partition function ratio for the Fe3+(aq) and Fe2+(aq) species.

  3. Fe and Mg solubility in the Ca site of zirconolite, CaZrTi2O7

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    Full text: The solid solubility of Fe in the Ca site of zirconolite appears to be approximately the same whether it is incorporated as the divalent or trivalent species. Divalent Fe was encouraged by using an argon firing atmosphere and direct substitution in the Ca site [Ca(1x)FexZrTi2O7] and trivalent Fe by the use of an air atmosphere and Al compensation in the Ti site [Ca(1x)FexZrTi(2-x)A1xO7]. The anticipated valences were confirmed by X-ray near-edge, X-ray photoelectron and Moessbauer spectroscopies. Changing the firing atmosphere from argon to air and vice versa also changed the Fe valences, but scanning electron microscopy showed that small amounts of second phase, Fe-bearing materials were present. The possible reasons for the apparently similar solid solubilities of divalent and trivalent Fe in the Ca site are discussed. Solid state magic-angle nuclear magnetic resonance was used to study Mg speciation in the Ca and Ti sites of zirconolite

  4. Study of solid state interactions in the systems ZnFe2O4 - CaO, ZnFe2O4 - MgO and zinc cake with CaO and MgO

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    Peltekov A.B.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The solid state interactions of CaO and MgO with synthetic and industrial ZnFe2O4 (in zinc cake have been studied using chemical, XRD analysis and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The exchange reactions in the systems ZnFe2O4 - CaO and ZnFe2O4 - MgO have been investigated in the range of 850-1200ºC and duration up to 180 min. It has been established that Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions exchange Zn2+ in ferrite partially and the solubility of zinc in a 7% sulfuric acid solution increases. The possibilities for utilization of the obtained results in zinc hydrometallurgy have been discussed.

  5. Simultaneous desorption behavior of M borohydrides and Mg2FeH6 reactive hydride composites (M = Mg, then Li, Na, K, Ca)

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    Chaudhary, Anna-Lisa; Li, Guanqiao; Matsuo, Motoaki; Orimo, Shin-ichi; Deledda, Stefano; Sørby, Magnus H.; Hauback, Bjørn C.; Pistidda, Claudio; Klassen, Thomas; Dornheim, Martin

    2015-08-01

    Combinations of complex metal borohydrides ball milled with the transition metal complex hydride, Mg2FeH6, are analysed and compared. Initially, the Reactive Hydride Composite (RHC) of Mg2+ cation mixtures of Mg2FeH6 and γ-Mg(BH4)2 is combined in a range of molar ratios and heated to a maximum of 450 °C. For the molar ratio of 6 Mg2FeH6 + Mg(BH4)2, simultaneous desorption of the two hydrides occurred, which resulted in a single event of hydrogen release. This single step desorption occurred at temperatures between those of Mg2FeH6 and γ-Mg(BH4)2. Keeping this anionic ratio constant, the desorption behavior of four other borohydrides, Li-, Na-, K-, and Ca-borohydrides was studied by using materials ball milled with Mg2FeH6 applying the same milling parameters. The mixtures containing Mg-, Li-, and Ca-borohydrides also released hydrogen in a single event. The Mass Spectrometry (MS) results show a double step reaction within a narrow temperature range for both the Na- and K-borohydride mixtures. This phenomenon, observed for the RHC systems at the same anionic ratio with all five light metal borohydride mixtures, can be described as simultaneous hydrogen desorption within a narrow temperature range centered around 300 °C.

  6. Structural and magnetic properties of CaMg2Fe16O27

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    P S Sawadh; D K Kulkarni

    2001-02-01

    A new compound, CaMg2Fe16O27, is synthesized for the first time, in polycrystalline form, using stoichiometric mixture of oxides with standard ceramic technique and characterized by X-ray diffraction. It is found to have a hexagonal W-type structure with lattice parameters = 5.850 Å and = 33.156 Å. Electrical studies show that the compound is a semiconductor with energy of activation, = 0.56 eV. Electrical conductivity results show a transition in the conductivity vs temperature plot near the Curie temperature. The activation energy value obtained for the paramagnetic phase is found to be higher than that of the ferrimagnetic phase. The molar magnetic susceptibility was measured in the temperature range 300–850 K and the results show that the compound is ferrimagnetic at room temperature. The compound also shows hysteresis at 300 K. Paramagnetic nature of the sample above Curie temperature is also studied. The Curie molar constant calculated from the plot of 1/ vs () is found to be nearly in agreement with the expected value.

  7. THE LICK/SDSS LIBRARY. II. [Ca/Fe] AND [Mg/Fe] IN F, G, AND K STARS FROM SDSS-DR7

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    We analyzed the spectra of 17,600 F, G, and K stars extracted from the seventh Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release (SDSS-DR7) database in order to derive ([α/Fe]), [Ca/Fe], and [Mg/Fe] ratios. Particular attention has been devoted to estimating homogeneous and self-consistent atmospheric parameter values, Teff, log g, and [Fe/H], by comparing synthetic and observational Lick/SDSS indices. We present results for the sub-sample of more than 4000 spectra whose overall quality allowed us to derive fairly accurate stellar atmospheric parameter values and, therefore, reliable abundance ratios. A Monte Carlo approach was adopted to evaluate both the errors in the observational Lick/SDSS indices and in the derived parameter estimates. The analysis of the trends of [Ca/Fe] and [Mg/Fe] versus [Fe/H] pointed out that (1) the [Ca/Fe] and [Mg/Fe] ratios increase with decreasing [Fe/H] with different slopes reaching maximum average levels of +0.25 and +0.40 dex at [Fe/H] ≅ -1.75, respectively; (2) our sample contains, at a given [Fe/H], stars characterized by significantly different amounts of α-enhancement, thus belonging to different Galactic populations; and (3) the analyzed sample shows a predominance of thick disk stars for [Fe/H] > - 0.5 and the presence of stars belonging to the high-αhalo population for -2.0 < [Fe/H] <-0.5.

  8. Effect of Fe2O3 Addition in MgO-CaO Refractory on Desulfurization of Liquid Iron

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    WEI Yao-wu; LI Nan; CHEN Fang-yu

    2003-01-01

    The effects of Fe2O3 addition in MgO-CaO refractory on desulfurization of liquid iron were studied by SEM, EDA and chemical analysis. Fe2O3 of 1 % and 4 % were added to MgO-CaO refractory as the lining of graphite crucible in which 150 g iron powder with sulfur of 0.15 % was charged. It is found that when the sample is heated at 1 600 ℃ for 40 min, 60 min and 90 min, the addition with Fe2O3 of 1 % improves desulfurization greatly. However, the desulfurization ratio of the refractory with Fe2O3 addition of 4 % is less than that with Fe2O3 addition of 1 %. For the soaking time of 90 min, the desulfurization ratio is less than those of 40 min and 60 min. These phenomena were explained by the contrary roles of O2- and Fe2+ formed by reaction between liquid iron and Fe2O3 on desulfurization.

  9. A simplified determination of total concentrations of Ca, Fe, Mg and Mn in addition to their bioaccessible fraction in popular instant coffee brews.

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    Stelmach, Ewelina; Szymczycha-Madeja, Anna; Pohl, Pawel

    2016-04-15

    A direct analysis of instant coffee brews with HR-CS-FAAS spectrometry to determine the total Ca, Fe, Mg and Mn content has been developed and validated. The proposed method is simple and fast; it delivers good analytical performance; its accuracy being within -3% to 3%, its precision--2-3% and detection limits--0.03, 0.04, 0.004 and 0.01 mg l(-1) for Ca, Fe, Mg and Mn, respectively. In addition, Ca, Fe, Mg and Mn bioaccessibility in instant coffee brews was measured by means of the in vitro gastrointestinal digestion with the use of simulated gastric and intestinal juice solutions. Absorption of metals in intestinal villi was simulated by means of ultrafiltration over semi-permeable membrane with a molecular weight cut-off of 5 kDa. Ca, Fe, Mg and Mn concentrations in permeates of instant coffee gastrointestinal incubates were measured with HR-CS-FAA spectrometry. PMID:26616965

  10. Order-disorder in olivine minerals by synchrotron X-ray absorption near-edge structure (Xane) spectroscopy at the Mg, Fe and Ca K edges

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    In this paper, are presented new, high-resolution experimental spectra at the Mg and Fe K edges for the two Fe-Mg endmembers F o and F a, and for three other olivines. Two are the Ca endmembers of the family, namely monticellite (Mtc: CaMgSiO4) and kirschsteinite (Krs: CaFeSiO4). The main purpose of this work is to investigate the effects of Mg, Fe, and Ca partition in the Pbnm (or α) olivine structure on the electronic properties, as well as the relationships that exist between chemical substitutions and features occurring in Xanes spectra. One wants to explore the relationships that intervene between LRO, as determined by XRD, and SRO, as determined by Xanes, on the endmembers and on a well-known intermediate member as well, and deduce from it a model for the behavior of the entire olivine solid-solution system

  11. Determination of Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Cl, Ca and Fe in cigarette tobacco by fast neutron activation analysis

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    FNAA has been, for many years, a technique for the non-destructive analysis of a wide variety of sample materials - liquids, solids and powders. The important advantages of fast neutron activation analysis are good analytical sensitivity without sample preparation, accuracy and total analysis in a short time. In our work, the concentrations of the elements Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Cl, Ca and Fe, were determined in cigarette tobacco of two brands commercially available in Turkey using 14.6 MeV neutron activation analysis. (author)

  12. Ternary Ca-Fe-Mg carbonates: subsolidus phase relations at 3.5 GPa and a thermodynamic solid solution model including order/disorder

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    Franzolin, E.; Schmidt, M. W.; Poli, S.

    2011-02-01

    Subduction carries atmospheric and crustal carbon hosted in the altered oceanic crystalline basement and in pelagic sediments back into the mantle. Reactions involving complex carbonate solid solutions(s) lead to the transfer of carbon into the mantle, where it may be stored as graphite/diamond, in fluids or melts, or in carbonates. To constrain the thermodynamics and thus reactions of the ternary Ca-Mg-Fe carbonate solid solution, piston cylinder experiments have been performed in the system CaCO3-MgCO3-FeCO3 at a pressure of 3.5 GPa and temperatures of 900-1,100°C. At 900°C, the system has two miscibility gaps: the solvus dolomite-calcite, which closes at X MgCO3 ~0.7, and the solvus dolomite-magnesite, which ranges from the Mg to the Fe side of the ternary. With increasing temperature, the two miscibility gaps become narrower until complete solid solutions between CaCO3-Ca0.5Mg0.5CO3 is reached at 1,100°C and between CaCO3-FeCO3 at 1,000°C. The solvi are characterized by strong compositional asymmetry and by an order-disorder mechanism. To deal with these features, a solid solution model based on the van Laar macroscopic formalism has been calculated for ternary carbonates. This thermodynamic solid solution model is able to reproduce the experimentally constrained phase relations in the system CaCO3-MgCO3-FeCO3 in a broad P-T range. To test our model, calculated phase equilibria were compared with experiments performed in carbonated mafic protolithes, demonstrating the reliability of our solid solution model at pressures up to 6 GPa in complex systems.

  13. Crystal structure of superparamagnetic Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4 nanoparticles synthesized by sol–gel method

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    Powders of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4) were prepared by a sol–gel method using ethylene glycol and nitrates of Fe, Ca and Mg as starting materials. Those powders were heat treated at different temperatures (573, 673, 773 and 873 K). In order to evaluate the effect of the heat treatment temperature on the nanoferrites properties, X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques were used. It was found that the reaction products exhibit nanometric sizes and superparamagnetic behavior. It is also demonstrated that, as the heat treatment temperature increases, the particle size and the saturation magnetization of the nanoferrites are increased. - Highlights: • Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4 superparamagnetic nanoparticles were successfully synthesized. • Particle average sizes of Ca–Mg ferrites were within the range of 8–25 nm. • The nanoferrite treated at 873 K showed a stoichiometry close to Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4. • The heat treatment temperature has a strong effect on the crystal structure. • These nanoparticles are potential materials for magnetic hyperthermia

  14. Separation of Phosphorus- and Iron-Enriched Phase from CaO-SiO2-FeO-MgO-P2O5 Melt with Super Gravity

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    Li, Chong; Gao, Jintao; Guo, Zhancheng

    2016-06-01

    Super gravity technology was used to separate the phosphorus- and iron-enriched phase from CaO-SiO2-FeO-MgO-P2O5 melt. The microstructure and X-ray diffraction showed that the P-enriched phase was intercepted by the filter screen, while the residual slag mainly composed of Fe-enriched phase that went through the filter. The recovery ratio of P2O5 in the P-enriched slag was up to 76.67 pct, and that of FeO in the Fe-enriched slag was up to 85.02 pct.

  15. Seasonal variation of major elements (Ca, Mg) and trace metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn) and cultured mussel Perna viridis L. and seawater in the Dona Paula Bay, Goa

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    Rivonker, C.U.; Parulekar, A.H.

    The major elements and trace metals were analysed from nussel tissue and the seawater taken from three depths (0, 5 and 9 meters) from the culture site. Range of variation in Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn were 226-399; 708-1329; 0.005-0.084; BDL-0...

  16. Melting Relations of Multicomponent Carbonate System MgCO3 - FeCO3- CaCO3- Na2CO3 at 12-23 GPa

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    Spivak, Anna; Solopova, Natalia; Litvin, Yuriy; Dubrovinsky, Leonid; Zakharchenko, Egor

    2014-05-01

    Considerable attention is focused on high-pressure high-temperature experimental study of melting phase relations of carbonates which were involved into a 'super-deep' diamond genesis. High-pressure stability of carbonate melts and their role in 'ultra-deep' diamonds genesis are most essential. Experimental study of melting relations of multicomponent carbonate system was carried out using multi-anvil press at the pressures 12 - 23 GPa and temperatures 800 to 1650 oC. Chemical compositions of starting carbonate system used for melting experiment were prepared by mixing: FeCO3 - 26,00; MgCO3- 26,00; CaCO3 - 25,00; Na2CO3 - 23,00 wt %. A region of partial melting for the system is experimentally determined. The partial melting field is arranged between low-temperature boundary of eutectics melting (solidus line) of the multicomponent carbonate and the boundary of complete melting (liquidus line) at higher temperature. From experimental observations, a Mg-Fe carbonate solid solution is the liquidus phase. At temperature lowering, the assemblage (Mg,Fe)CO3 + (Ca,Na2,Fe)CO3 + L (liquid) is formed. Then, the invariant eutectic assemblage (Mg,Fe)CO3 + (Ca,Na2,Fe)CO3 + Na2(Ca,Fe)(CO3)2+ L (liquid) which is determining for subsolidus assemblage (Mg,Fe)CO3 + (Ca,Na2,Fe)CO3 + Na2(Ca,Fe)(CO3)2 is formed. Next to liquidus line is one-phase field of completely miscible multicomponent carbonate melt. On the whole, the results demonstrate phase relations of solid carbonates and multicomponent carbonate liquid in the immediate vicinity to the low-temperature melting boundary. The early melting of the multicomponent carbonate system is compatible with the lower mantle geothermal conditions because the primary melting temperatures are noticeably below than the geothermal values. It is significant that multicomponent carbonate melts are stable and completely miscible under conditions as partial so complete melting. Thus, high-pressure high-temperature experimental data demonstrate

  17. Metallic elements (Ca, Hg, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Zn) in the fruiting bodies of Boletus badius.

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    Kojta, Anna K; Falandysz, Jerzy

    2016-06-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the levels of eight metallic elements in the fruiting bodies of Bay Bolete (Boletus badius; current name Imleria badia) collected from ten sites in Poland to understand better the value of this popular mushroom as an organic food. Bay Bolete fruiting bodies were collected from the forest area near the towns and villages of Kętrzyn, Poniatowa, Bydgoszcz, Pelplin, Włocławek, Żuromin, Chełmno, Ełk and Wilków communities, as well as in the Augustów Primeval Forest. Elements such as Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na and Zn were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), and mercury by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry (CV-AAS). This made it possible to assess the nutritional value of the mushroom, as well as possible toxicological risks associated with its consumption. The results were subjected to statistical analysis (Kruskal-Wallis test, cluster analysis, principal component analysis). PMID:26830580

  18. Periodic DFT study of acidic trace atmospheric gas molecule adsorption on Ca and Fe doped MgO (001) surface basic sites

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    Baltrusaitis, Jonas; Hatch, Courtney; Orlando, Roberto

    2012-01-01

    The electronic properties of undoped and Ca or Fe doped MgO (001) surfaces, as well as their propensity towards atmospheric acidic gas (CO2, SO2 and NO2) uptake was investigated with an emphasis on gas adsorption on the basic MgO oxygen surface sites, Osurf, using periodic Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. Adsorption energy calculations show that MgO doping will provide stronger interactions of the adsorbate with the Osurf sites than the undoped MgO for a given adsorbate molecule....

  19. Effects of Oral Administration of CrCl3 on the Contents of Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in the Liver, Kidney, and Heart of Chicken.

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    Liu, Yanhan; Zhao, Xiaona; Zhang, Xiao; Zhao, Xuejun; Liu, Yongxia; Liu, Jianzhu

    2016-06-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of oral administration of trivalent chromium on the contents of Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in the heart, liver, and kidney. Different levels of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 LD50 (LD50 = 5000 mg/kg body mass) CrCl3 milligrams per kilogram body mass daily were added into the water to establish the chronic poisoning model. Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn were detected with the flame atomic absorption spectrometry in the organs exposed 14, 28, and 42 days to CrCl3, respectively. Results showed that Cr was accumulated in the heart, liver, and kidney significantly (P chickens. PMID:26537118

  20. Melting relations of multicomponent carbonate MgCO3-FeCO3-CaCO3-Na2CO3 system at 12-26 GPa: application to deeper mantle diamond formation

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    Spivak, Anna; Solopova, Natalia; Dubrovinsky, Leonid; Litvin, Yuriy

    2015-11-01

    Carbonatic components of parental melts of the deeper mantle diamonds are inferred from their primary inclusions of (Mg, Fe, Ca, Na)-carbonate minerals trapped at PT conditions of the Earth's transition zone and lower mantle. PT phase diagrams of MgCO3-FeCO3-CaCO3-Na2CO3 system and its ternary MgCO3-FeCO3-Na2CO3 boundary join were studied at pressures between 12 and 24 GPa and high temperatures. Experimental data point to eutectic solidus phase relations and indicate liquidus boundaries for completely miscible (Mg, Fe, Ca, Na)- and (Mg, Fe, Ca)-carbonate melts. PT fields for partial carbonate melts associated with (Mg, Fe)-, (Ca, Fe, Na)-, and (Na2Ca, Na2Fe)-carbonate solid solution phases are determined. Effective nucleation and mass crystallization of deeper mantle diamonds are realized in multicomponent (Mg, Fe, Ca, Na)-carbonatite-carbon melts at 18 and 26 GPa. The multicomponent carbonate systems were melted at temperatures that are lower than the geothermal ones. This gives an evidence for generation of diamond-parental carbonatite melts and formation of diamonds at the PT conditions of transition zone and lower mantle.

  1. 低浓度甲烷催化燃烧La0.8Ca0.2FeO3/MgO蜂窝催化剂%La0.8Ca0.2FeO3/MgO honeycombs for catalytic lean burn of methane

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    史兵兵; 江志东

    2013-01-01

      开发了以MgO为第二载体的La0.8Ca0.2FeO3钙钛矿整体催化剂,用于低浓度甲烷(φ(CH4)=0.5%)的催化燃烧。首先用共沉淀法制备了不同比例Ca掺杂的钙钛矿粉体,然后在程序升温反应-质谱仪中对催化剂进行筛选,并用XRD、TPR、BET对粉末进行表征。在此基础上,选择La0.8Ca0.2FeO3并确定800℃为焙烧温度,采用浆料涂覆法将粉末La0.8Ca0.2FeO3涂覆在α-Al2O3蜂窝陶瓷基体上制成整体催化剂,在空速40000h-1下进行催化燃烧反应试验。考察了引入MgO作为第二载体的效果以及在MgO中引入少量Al2O3的影响,对MgO的焙烧温度、负载量进行了优化。结果表明,MgO对活性组分有隔离保护和高温下的分散稳定作用,而MgO与La0.8Ca0.2FeO3之间的相互作用是导致La0.8Ca0.2FeO3整体催化剂的活性比粉末催化剂高了1倍左右的主要原因。%  La0.8Ca0.2FeO3/MgO perovskite monolithic honeycomb catalysts were developed for catalytic lean burn of methane (0.5% by volume in air). Firstly, the calcium doped La1-xCaxFeO3 (x=0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) powder catalysts were prepared by coprecipitation, then screened in the Temperature-Programmed Reactions-Mass Chromatograph (TPRs-MS) reactor, and characterized by XRD, TPR and BET. Based on above studies, the La0.8Ca0.2FeO3 calcined at 800℃ was picked out for preparation of the honeycomb catalysts by washcoating La0.8Ca0.2FeO3 on an α-Al2O3 ceramic honeycomb substrate and methane combustion on the honeycomb catalysts was tested under GHSV of 40 000h-1. The effects of introducing MgO as the second support and adding a small amount of Al2O3 into MgO were investigated, and MgO calcination temperature and loading amount were optimized. The results indicated that MgO performed the functions of isolating the active catalyst from the Al2O3 substrate as well as stabilizing and dispersing the active catalyst at high temperature, and the interaction of MgO with the

  2. Reproducing early Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide partial pressure by modeling the formation of Mg-Fe-Ca carbonate identified in the Comanche rock outcrops on Mars

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    Berk, Wolfgang; Fu, Yunjiao; Ilger, Jan-Michael

    2012-10-01

    The well defined composition of the Comanche rock's carbonate (Magnesite0.62Siderite0.25Calcite0.11Rhodochrosite0.02) and its host rock's composition, dominated by Mg-rich olivine, enable us to reproduce the atmospheric CO2partial pressure that may have triggered the formation of these carbonates. Hydrogeochemical one-dimensional transport modeling reveals that similar aqueous rock alteration conditions (including CO2partial pressure) may have led to the formation of Mg-Fe-Ca carbonate identified in the Comanche rock outcrops (Gusev Crater) and also in the ultramafic rocks exposed in the Nili Fossae region. Hydrogeochemical conditions enabling the formation of Mg-rich solid solution carbonate result from equilibrium species distributions involving (1) ultramafic rocks (ca. 32 wt% olivine; Fo0.72Fa0.28), (2) pure water, and (3) CO2partial pressures of ca. 0.5 to 2.0 bar at water-to-rock ratios of ca. 500 molH2O mol-1rock and ca. 5°C (278 K). Our modeled carbonate composition (Magnesite0.64Siderite0.28Calcite0.08) matches the measured composition of carbonates preserved in the Comanche rocks. Considerably different carbonate compositions are achieved at (1) higher temperature (85°C), (2) water-to-rock ratios considerably higher and lower than 500 mol mol-1 and (3) CO2partial pressures differing from 1.0 bar in the model set up. The Comanche rocks, hosting the carbonate, may have been subjected to long-lasting (>104 to 105 years) aqueous alteration processes triggered by atmospheric CO2partial pressures of ca. 1.0 bar at low temperature. Their outcrop may represent a fragment of the upper layers of an altered olivine-rich rock column, which is characterized by newly formed Mg-Fe-Ca solid solution carbonate, and phyllosilicate-rich alteration assemblages within deeper (unexposed) units.

  3. Tululite, Ca14(Fe3+,Al)(Al,Zn,Fe3+,Si,P,Mn,Mg)15O36: a new Ca zincate-aluminate from combustion metamorphic marbles, central Jordan

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    Khoury, Hani N.; Sokol, Ella V.; Kokh, Svetlana N.; Seryotkin, Yurii V.; Nigmatulina, Elena N.; Goryainov, Sergei V.; Belogub, Elena V.; Clark, Ian D.

    2016-02-01

    Tululite (Ca14(Fe3+,Al)(Al,Zn,Fe3+,Si,P,Mn,Mg)15O36 (the hypothetical end-member formula Ca14{Fe3+O6}[SiO4][Zn5Al9]O26) (IMA2014-065) is a new natural Ca zincate-aluminate, identified in medium-temperature (800-850 °C) combustion metamorphic (CM) spurrite-fluorellestadite marbles from central Jordan. The type locality (Tulul Al Hammam area) is situated in the northern part of the Siwaqa complex, the largest area of the "Mottled Zone" Formation in the Dead Sea region. The marbles originated from bitumen-rich chalky marine sediments of the Maastrichtian-Paleogene Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation, which have low clay content (and, consequently, low Al) and high Zn, Cd, and U enrichments. The bulk CM rocks derived from the low-Al protolith have unusually high (Zn + Cd)/Al ratios ( 0.2) and, as a result, a mineralogy with negligibly small percentages of Ca aluminates having low Ca:Al molar ratios (minerals of mayenite supergroup, Ca:Al = 6:7) common to most of calcareous CM rocks in the Mottled Zone. Instead, the mineral assemblage of the Zn-rich marbles contains tululite, with high Ca:Al = 2.55 molar ratios and Zn substituting for a large portion of Al (Zn:Al = 1.1). Tululite occurs in thin clusters as irregular grains with indented outlines (20-100 μm in size), having typical open-work textures associated with rock-forming calcite, fluorellestadite, spurrite, and accessory Zn-rich periclase, lime-monteponite solid solutions, calcium uranates, and zincite. Marbles also bear brownmillerite, dorrite, fluormayenite, high-fluorine Ca aluminate, and lakargiite. Secondary phases are brucite, gel-like calcium silicate hydrates and calcium silicate aluminate hydrates, including Zn- and U-bearing and Cd-rich compounds, Si-bearing hydrated compounds after calcium uranates, and basic Cd chlorides. The empirical formula of the holotype tululite (a mean of 32 analyses) is (Ca13.29Cd0.75)Σ14.04(Al5.46Zn5.20Fe3+ 2.23Si0.95Mn3+ 1.01Mg0.78P0.41)Σ16.04O36. Tululite is cubic, space

  4. Cation exchanged Fe(II) and Sr compared to other divalent cations (Ca, Mg) in the bure Callovian-Oxfordian formation: Implications for porewater composition modelling

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    thermodynamic databases seems to be far more appropriate. Concerning Fe(II) and siderite/ankerite equilibrium, the measured Fe/Ca ratio on the clay exchanger (∼0.01) could only be considered as a maximum value due to possible experimental bias, leading to the following constraint for the solubility of the sideroplesite phase present in the COX: Fe0.7Mg0.2Ca0.1CO3 + H+↔ 0.7 Fe2+ + 0.2 Mg2+ + 0.1 Ca2+ + HCO3-logKsidCOX sidCOX = 0.23

  5. A structure energy model for C2/c pyroxenes in the system Na-Mg-Ca-Mn-Fe-Al-Cr-Ti-Si-O

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    The structure of C2/c pyroxenes in the Na-Mg-Ca-Fe-Al-Cr-Ti-Si-O system can be accurately simulated by the calculation of all interionic distances in the asymmetric unit, followed by a DLS treatment that optimizes cell parameters and atomic fractional coordinates. The precise structural simulation allows an accurate treatment of the static bulk lattice energy of the phase through two-body interaction potential calculations extended to all atoms within the asymmetric unit. The parametrization of the repulsive energy is achieved with the Huggins Mayer formulation that assumes the hardness factor of substances to be constant for all salts in the family and the repulsive factors of components to be variable from salt to salt. The linear relationship observed between repulsive factors of components and ionic radii of substituting ions on sites allows a rough estimate of lattice energy (hence of enthalpy, through the Born-Haber treatment) of unknown components. The structure-energy model developed for C2/c pyroxenes in the quadrilateral can be extended to the Na-Mg-Ca-Mn-Fe-Al-Cr-Ti-Si-O system when the molar abundances of minor components CaAl2SiO6, NaAlSi2O6, NaCrSi2O6, CaMnSi2O6, CaTiAl2O6 are limited to X ≤ 0.1 and the molar abundance of CaTiAl2O6 is restricted to X ≤ 0.05. The precision of the results rests on the precision of the enthalpy values selected at Tr, Pr reference conditions, as the uncertainty involved in the static lattice energy calculations is virtually negligible. Once new experimental data are available for the end-member components of interest, the model can be easily recast to obey the new limiting conditions

  6. Preheated shock experiments in the molten CaAl_2Si_2O_8-CaFeSi_2O_6-CaMgSi_2O_6 ternary: A test for linear mixing of liquid volumes at high pressure and temperature

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    2013-01-01

    We performed 17 new shock wave experiments on preheated (1673 K) hedenbergite liquid (CaFeSi_2O_6) and two model basalt liquids (an equimolar binary mix of CaAl_2Si_2O_8 + CaFeSi_2O_6 and an equimolar ternary mix of CaAl_2Si_2O_8 + CaFeSi_2O_6 +CaMgSi_2O_6) in order to determine their equations of state (EOS). Ambient pressure density measurements on these and other Fe-bearing silicate liquids indicate that FeO has a partial molar volume that is highly dependent on composition, which leads to...

  7. Ion-microprobe measurements of Mg, Ca, Ti and Fe isotopic ratios and trace element abundance in hibonite-bearing inclusions in primitive meteorites

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    This thesis reports the isotopic abundances of Mg, Ca, and Ti and rare earth element (REE) abundances in 19 hibonite-bearing inclusions from primative meteorites. The isotopic ratios of Fe were measured in one of the samples, Lance HH-1. These measurements were made by means of secondary ion mass spectrometry (CAMECA IMS-3f). The novel hardware and software developments that made this work possible are described in detail. The samples were studied in thin section in order to investigate the relationship between the inclusions and their mineralogical environments. Inclusions from a number of different meteorites, specifically, Mighei, Murray, Murchison, Lance, Efremovka, Vigarano, Qingzhen, Dhajala, and Semarkona, were studied. The isotopes of Ca and Ti show large and correlated abundance anomalies in their most neutron-rich isotopes, 48Ca and 50Ti. The largest anomalies among the samples studied here are in the Murray inclusion MY-F6, with a 4.6% deficit in 48Ca and a 5.2% deficit in 50Ti, and Lance HH-1, with 3.3% and 6.0% deficits in 48Ca and 50Ti respectively. Correlated excesses of 48Ca and 50Ti, up to 2.4% and 1.4% respectively, are found in some other samples studied here. The fact that there is a correlation of isotopic anomalies in two different elements is clear evidence for a nucleosynthetic origin of these effects. Various possibilities for the origin of these isotopic anomalies are discussed and it is shown that a Cosmic Chemical Memory-like model of the incomplete mixing of dust grains from one or several supernovae is sufficient to explain the data. Magnesium isotopes show excesses of 26Mg, attributable to the in-situ decay of 26Al, in 7 of these inclusions

  8. Determination of Ca, Mg, Na, Cd, Cu, Fe, K, Li and Zn in acid mine and reference water samples by inductively coupled plasma atomic fluorescence spectrometry

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    Sanzolone, R.F.; Meier, A.L.

    1986-01-01

    An inductively coupled plasma atomic fluorescence spectrometric (ICP-AFS) method was used for the determination of nine elements in natural water. Reference and acid mine water samples were analysed by this method to demonstrate its usefulness for hydrogeochemical exploration. The elements were determined in two groups based on the compatibility of operating conditions and consideration of element abundance levels in natural water. Ca, Mg and Na were determined as a group using one set of instrumental conditions and a 1 + 99 dilution of the sample, and Cd, Cu, Fe, K, Li and Zn were determined using another set of conditions and the undiluted sample. The detection limits for the elements are as follows: Ca, 1.4; Mg, 1.7; Na, 2.0; Cd, 1.8; Cu, 6.2; Fe, 15.8; K, 3.5; Li, 0.3; and Zn, 1.2 ng m1-1. Each element has a linear range spanning about four orders of magnitude. The method has good precision and accuracy, as shown by statistics on replicate analyses and by the agreement between values obtained and those recommended for the reference water samples, and also those obtained by atomic absorption spectrometry for the acid mine water samples.

  9. Quantitative analysis of sodium di-uranate for Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na by flame-atomic absorption spectrometric method

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    Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) receives Sodium Di-Uranate (SDU) from Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) for producing sinterable UO2 pellets for manufacturing fuel sub assemblies. Several impurities present in ore find their way into SDU during its conversion. Stringent specification have been laid down by the reactor designs for achieving the optimum performance of the fuel and several impurity element like Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na among others affects severely performance of UO2 fuel. Most of the impurity including the above mentioned elements are generally analysed by ICP-OES method. However, determination of Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn and Na by ICP-OES requires lot of dilution as they are present at high levels in SDU. Apart from introducing dilution error, dilution process is very tedious and time consuming work and not a preferred choice in an industrial lab like control lab where large analytical load exists and time bound analysis is a requirement. To avoid these difficulties a simple and reliable Flame Atomic absorption spectrometric technique has been developed for regular analysis. Present method involves dissolution of SDU sample in Conc. HNO3 and after the complete dissolution the sample solution has been evaporated to near dryness on a hot plate. Subsequently sample solution has been brought into 4N HNO3 medium

  10. Use the nuclear code MCNP4X in the study of the behavior of nuclear probe in soils with variation of Mg, Ca, Fe

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    The aim of this work is to evaluate the behavior of the variation the elements: Mg, Ca, Fe in the soils composition on a nuclear probe to measure the density of porous materials nondestructive in testing based on coherent Compton Effect, the effect Rayleigh. To study the effect of composition in soil was used nuclear code MCNP4X where was simulated two sources, a source 14mCi americium-241 and other source 4mCi cesium-137, lead shielding and volume scintillator. To avoid problems with geometries were simulated spheres with 1.00 meters of diameter filled with soil to be evaluated. Data analysis allowed establishing correction parameters for nuclear probe. (author)

  11. Determination of total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K) and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn) elements in varieties of soybeans [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] not transgenics and transgenics

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    Dimas Augusto Morozin Zaia; Cristiane Novacki; Neide Kiyoko Kondo Kamizake

    2006-01-01

    In the present paper three strains (EMBR-59, BRS-133, BRS-137) of soybean [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] with their transgenic varieties (EMBR-59-RR, BRS-133-RR, BRS-137-RR), were analyzed. The following determinations were carried out in all samples: total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K) and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn) elements. The results showed that the concentrations of total proteins, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Mn in all samples were not statistically different among themselves (S...

  12. Sodium, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Zn concentrations in molluscs from the Magellan Strait (Chile): their contribution to dietary intake.

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    España, M S Astorga; Rodríguez, E M Rodríguez; Romero, C Díaz

    2005-08-01

    The concentrations of the essential metals Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Zn were determined in 126 specimens of molluscs belonging to five different species: Mytilus chilensis, n=47; Nacella deaurata, n=65; Aulacomya ater, n=4; Fissurella picta, n=4; Acanthina monodon, n=6, collected from the coastline of the Magellan Strait. Significant differences were obtained among the mean metal concentrations in the mollusc species considered. The contribution to the dietary daily intake of these metals for the consumption of one serving of these molluscs was high, especially the contribution to the Fe intake for the consumption of N. deaurata. Some significant differences were observed among the mean concentrations for the studied metals according to the zone of sampling. The influence of the zone of sampling on the mean concentration of metals in N. deaurata was higher than in M. chilensis. The application of lineal discriminant analysis (LDA) made it possible to differentiate statistically between specimens according to the mollusc species. Within the each mollusc species, the LDA helped to identify specimens according to the zone of sampling and weight/length ratio. PMID:16236595

  13. Calcioferrite with composition (Ca3.94Sr0.06Mg1.01(Fe2.93Al1.07(PO46(OH4·12H2O

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    Full Text Available Calcioferrite, ideally Ca4MgFe3+4(PO46(OH4·12H2O (tetracalcium magnesium tetrairon(III hexakis-phosphate tetrahydroxide dodecahydrate, is a member of the calcioferrite group of hydrated calcium phosphate minerals with the general formula Ca4AB4(PO46(OH4·12H2O, where A = Mg, Fe2+, Mn2+ and B = Al, Fe3+. Calcioferrite and the other three known members of the group, montgomeryite (A = Mg, B = Al, kingsmountite (A = Fe2+, B = Al, and zodacite (A = Mn2+, B = Fe3+, usually occur as very small crystals, making their structure refinements by conventional single-crystal X-ray diffraction challenging. This study presents the first structure determination of calcioferrite with composition (Ca3.94Sr0.06Mg1.01(Fe2.93Al1.07(PO46(OH4·12H2O based on single-crystal X-ray diffraction data collected from a natural sample from the Moculta quarry in Angaston, Australia. Calcioferrite is isostructural with montgomeryite, the only member of the group with a reported structure. The calcioferrite structure is characterized by (Fe/AlO6 octahedra (site symmetries 2 and -1 sharing corners (OH to form chains running parallel to [101]. These chains are linked together by PO4 tetrahedra (site symmetries 2 and 1, forming [(Fe/Al3(PO43(OH2] layers stacking along [010], which are connected by (Ca/Sr2+ cations (site symmetry 2 and Mg2+ cations (site symmetry 2; half-occupation. Hydrogen-bonding interactions involving the water molecules (one of which is equally disordered over two positions and OH function are also present between these layers. The relatively weaker bonds between the layers account for the cleavage of the mineral parallel to (010.

  14. Crystal structure of superparamagnetic Mg{sub 0.2}Ca{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles synthesized by sol–gel method

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    Escamilla-Pérez, A.M., E-mail: angel.mep@gmail.com [Cinvestav-Unidad Saltillo, Industria Metalúrgica No. 1062, Parque Industrial Saltillo-Ramos Arizpe, C.P. 25900, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico); Cortés-Hernández, D.A., E-mail: dora.cortes@cinvestav.edu.mx [Cinvestav-Unidad Saltillo, Industria Metalúrgica No. 1062, Parque Industrial Saltillo-Ramos Arizpe, C.P. 25900, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico); Almanza-Robles, J.M. [Cinvestav-Unidad Saltillo, Industria Metalúrgica No. 1062, Parque Industrial Saltillo-Ramos Arizpe, C.P. 25900, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico); Mantovani, D.; Chevallier, P. [Laboratory for Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Materials Engineering and University Hospital Research Center, Laval University, Quebec City, QC (Canada)

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    Powders of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Mg{sub 0.2}Ca{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) were prepared by a sol–gel method using ethylene glycol and nitrates of Fe, Ca and Mg as starting materials. Those powders were heat treated at different temperatures (573, 673, 773 and 873 K). In order to evaluate the effect of the heat treatment temperature on the nanoferrites properties, X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques were used. It was found that the reaction products exhibit nanometric sizes and superparamagnetic behavior. It is also demonstrated that, as the heat treatment temperature increases, the particle size and the saturation magnetization of the nanoferrites are increased. - Highlights: • Mg{sub 0.2}Ca{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} superparamagnetic nanoparticles were successfully synthesized. • Particle average sizes of Ca–Mg ferrites were within the range of 8–25 nm. • The nanoferrite treated at 873 K showed a stoichiometry close to Mg{sub 0.2}Ca{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4}. • The heat treatment temperature has a strong effect on the crystal structure. • These nanoparticles are potential materials for magnetic hyperthermia.

  15. Influência dos Íons Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu e Zn sobre a tensão superficial estática de soluções contendo surfatante Influence of Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn Ions on static surface tension of surfactant solutions

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a influência da presença de cinco íons em uma calda de pulverização contendo o surfatante Aterbane. A tensão superficial foi analisada por meio da medição da massa de um conjunto de 25 gotas, com quatro repetições constituindo um tratamento. O trabalho foi dividido em duas etapas. Na primeira, os tratamentos foram combinados em esquema fatorial 9x5x2, sendo nove concentrações do surfatante Aterbane (0,01; 0,025; 0,05; 0,1; 0,2; 0,5; 1; 2; e 3%, cinco íons (Mg++, Ca++, Fe+++, Cu+++ e Zn+++ e duas concentrações desses elementos (10 e 100 ppm. Na segunda etapa, os tratamentos foram combinados em esquema fatorial 5x5x1, utilizandose os mesmos cinco elementos (Mg++, Ca++, Fe+++, Cu+++ e Zn+++, em cinco concentrações (1, 5, 20, 50 e 200 ppm, com apenas uma concentração do surfatante Aterbane (0,025%. Outros nove tratamentos permitiram avaliar as tensões superficiais das concentrações do surfatante (0,01; 0,025; 0,05; 0,1; 0,2; 0,5; 1; 2; e 3% sem a adição dos íons. Os resultados mostraram que houve interferência dos íons sobre as soluções, já que, com exceção do Fe+++ (na concentração de 10 e 100 ppm e do Cu+++ (na concentração de 100 ppm, todos os íons reduziram a tensão mínima alcançada e aumentaram a eficiência do surfatante, implicando benefícios à ação do surfatante e sobre as características de possíveis soluções de aplicação. Todos os íons avaliados promoveram reduções nas tensões superficiais de soluções do surfatante na concentração de 0,025%.The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of 5 ions on a spray solution containing the surfactant aterbane. Surface tension was analyzed by measuring the mass of a set of 25 drops, with four repetitions constituting a treatment. The work was divided in two stages. In the first, the treatments were arranged in a 9x5x2 factorial design, nine Aterbane concentrations (0.01; 0.025; 0.05; 0.1; 0.2; 0

  16. Alternative solution model for the ternary carbonate system CaCO3 - MgCO3 - FeCO3 - I. A ternary Bragg-Williams ordering model

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    McSwiggen, P.L.

    1993-01-01

    The minerals of the ternary carbonate system CaCO3 - MgCO3 - FeCO3 represent a complex series of solid solutions and ordering states. An understanding of those complexities requires a solution model that can both duplicate the subsolidus phase relationships and generate correct values for the activities. Such a solution model must account for the changes in the total energy of the system resulting from a change in the ordering state of the individual constituents. Various ordering models have been applied to binary carbonate systems, but no attempts have previously been made to model the ordering in the ternary system. This study derives a new set of equations that allow for the equilibrium degree of order to be calculated for a system involving three cations mixing on two sites, as in the case of the ternary carbonates. The method is based on the Bragg-Williams approach. From the degree of order, the mole fractions of the three cations in each of the two sites can be determined. Once the site occupancies have been established, a Margules-type mixing model can be used to determine the free energy of mixing in the solid solution and therefore the activities of the various components. ?? 1993 Springer-Verlag.

  17. Design and Development for Capacitive Humidity Sensor Applications of Lead-Free Ca,Mg,Fe,Ti-Oxides-Based Electro-Ceramics with Improved Sensing Properties via Physisorption.

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    Tripathy, Ashis; Pramanik, Sumit; Manna, Ayan; Bhuyan, Satyanarayan; Azrin Shah, Nabila Farhana; Radzi, Zamri; Abu Osman, Noor Azuan

    2016-01-01

    Despite the many attractive potential uses of ceramic materials as humidity sensors, some unavoidable drawbacks, including toxicity, poor biocompatibility, long response and recovery times, low sensitivity and high hysteresis have stymied the use of these materials in advanced applications. Therefore, in present investigation, we developed a capacitive humidity sensor using lead-free Ca,Mg,Fe,Ti-Oxide (CMFTO)-based electro-ceramics with perovskite structures synthesized by solid-state step-sintering. This technique helps maintain the submicron size porous morphology of the developed lead-free CMFTO electro-ceramics while providing enhanced water physisorption behaviour. In comparison with conventional capacitive humidity sensors, the presented CMFTO-based humidity sensor shows a high sensitivity of up to 3000% compared to other materials, even at lower signal frequency. The best also shows a rapid response (14.5 s) and recovery (34.27 s), and very low hysteresis (3.2%) in a 33%-95% relative humidity range which are much lower values than those of existing conventional sensors. Therefore, CMFTO nano-electro-ceramics appear to be very promising materials for fabricating high-performance capacitive humidity sensors. PMID:27455263

  18. Synthesis and Characterizations of Novel Ca-Mg-Ti-Fe-Oxides Based Ceramic Nanocrystals and Flexible Film of Polydimethylsiloxane Composite with Improved Mechanical and Dielectric Properties for Sensors.

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    Tripathy, Ashis; Pramanik, Sumit; Manna, Ayan; Azrin Shah, Nabila Farhana; Shasmin, Hanie Nadia; Radzi, Zamri; Abu Osman, Noor Azuan

    2016-01-01

    Armalcolite, a rare ceramic mineral and normally found in the lunar earth, was synthesized by solid-state step-sintering. The in situ phase-changed novel ceramic nanocrystals of Ca-Mg-Ti-Fe based oxide (CMTFOx), their chemical reactions and bonding with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) were determined by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and microscopy. Water absorption of all the CMTFOx was high. The lower dielectric loss tangent value (0.155 at 1 MHz) was obtained for the ceramic sintered at 1050 °C (S1050) and it became lowest for the S1050/PDMS nanocomposite (0.002 at 1 MHz) film, which was made by spin coating at 3000 rpm. The excellent flexibility (static modulus ≈ 0.27 MPa and elongation > 90%), viscoelastic property (tanδ = E″/E': 0.225) and glass transition temperature (Tg: -58.5 °C) were obtained for S1050/PDMS film. Parallel-plate capacitive and flexible resistive humidity sensors have been developed successfully. The best sensing performance of the present S1050 (3000%) and its flexible S1050/PDMS composite film (306%) based humidity sensors was found to be at 100 Hz, better than conventional materials. PMID:26927116

  19. Synthesis and Characterizations of Novel Ca-Mg-Ti-Fe-Oxides Based Ceramic Nanocrystals and Flexible Film of Polydimethylsiloxane Composite with Improved Mechanical and Dielectric Properties for Sensors

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    Ashis Tripathy

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Armalcolite, a rare ceramic mineral and normally found in the lunar earth, was synthesized by solid-state step-sintering. The in situ phase-changed novel ceramic nanocrystals of Ca-Mg-Ti-Fe based oxide (CMTFOx, their chemical reactions and bonding with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS were determined by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and microscopy. Water absorption of all the CMTFOx was high. The lower dielectric loss tangent value (0.155 at 1 MHz was obtained for the ceramic sintered at 1050 °C (S1050 and it became lowest for the S1050/PDMS nanocomposite (0.002 at 1 MHz film, which was made by spin coating at 3000 rpm. The excellent flexibility (static modulus ≈ 0.27 MPa and elongation > 90%, viscoelastic property (tanδ = E″/E′: 0.225 and glass transition temperature (Tg: −58.5 °C were obtained for S1050/PDMS film. Parallel-plate capacitive and flexible resistive humidity sensors have been developed successfully. The best sensing performance of the present S1050 (3000% and its flexible S1050/PDMS composite film (306% based humidity sensors was found to be at 100 Hz, better than conventional materials.

  20. Design and Development for Capacitive Humidity Sensor Applications of Lead-Free Ca,Mg,Fe,Ti-Oxides-Based Electro-Ceramics with Improved Sensing Properties via Physisorption

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    Tripathy, Ashis; Pramanik, Sumit; Manna, Ayan; Bhuyan, Satyanarayan; Azrin Shah, Nabila Farhana; Radzi, Zamri; Abu Osman, Noor Azuan

    2016-01-01

    Despite the many attractive potential uses of ceramic materials as humidity sensors, some unavoidable drawbacks, including toxicity, poor biocompatibility, long response and recovery times, low sensitivity and high hysteresis have stymied the use of these materials in advanced applications. Therefore, in present investigation, we developed a capacitive humidity sensor using lead-free Ca,Mg,Fe,Ti-Oxide (CMFTO)-based electro-ceramics with perovskite structures synthesized by solid-state step-sintering. This technique helps maintain the submicron size porous morphology of the developed lead-free CMFTO electro-ceramics while providing enhanced water physisorption behaviour. In comparison with conventional capacitive humidity sensors, the presented CMFTO-based humidity sensor shows a high sensitivity of up to 3000% compared to other materials, even at lower signal frequency. The best also shows a rapid response (14.5 s) and recovery (34.27 s), and very low hysteresis (3.2%) in a 33%–95% relative humidity range which are much lower values than those of existing conventional sensors. Therefore, CMFTO nano-electro-ceramics appear to be very promising materials for fabricating high-performance capacitive humidity sensors. PMID:27455263

  1. Determination of total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn elements in varieties of soybeans [Glycine Max (L. Merrill] not transgenics and transgenics

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    Dimas Augusto Morozin Zaia

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper three strains (EMBR-59, BRS-133, BRS-137 of soybean [Glycine Max (L. Merrill] with their transgenic varieties (EMBR-59-RR, BRS-133-RR, BRS-137-RR, were analyzed. The following determinations were carried out in all samples: total proteins and lipids, ash, humidity, macro (Ca, Mg, K and micro (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn elements. The results showed that the concentrations of total proteins, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, and Mn in all samples were not statistically different among themselves (Student-Newman-Keuls-SNKp>0.05. The concentrations of total lipids, humidity, ash and K were statistically different (SNKp0.05. The concentration of Zn showed values statistically different (SNKp<0.05 between BRS-137 and its transgenic variety BRS-137-RR.

  2. Effects of CaO, MgO, Al2O3 and SiO2 on the carbothermic reduction of synthetic FeCr2O4

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    Wang Y.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to optimize the current reduction process of chromite, a good knowledge of reduction mechanism involved is required. The basic component in chromite ore is FeCr2O4 with gangue component like MgO and Al2O3. In lack of clear and consistent explanation about the effect of addition on the reduction of FeCr2O4, investigation of synthetic FeCr2O4 with different kind and amount of additions was carried out at 1673K under isothermal mode. Kinetic mechanism was also studied by linear fitting of different kinetic equations. Combined with rate-controlling step, it could be concluded as follows. CaO could enhance the reduction because Ca2+ would replace Fe2+, thus facilitated the ion diffusion in solid phase. Al2O3 had a positive influence as well, since Al3+ could form a solid solution phase with Cr3+ and made Cr3+ reduced more easily. MgO would hinder the reduction due to formation of a more stable phase MgCr2O4. SiO2 would also hamper the Cr metallization because there was a liquid phase formed when Cr3+ was reduced to divalent, which would impede the nucleation of reduction product.

  3. Kinetics and mechanism of stepwise reduction of pure and Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ doped with either CaO and/or MgO fired compacts

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    Fired pure Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3 doped with 0.5-5.0% of either CaO or MgO compacts were isothermally reduced at 1173-1473 K in CO atmosphere. The O/sub 2/-weight loss resulted from the reduction of iron oxide(s) was continuously recorded as a function of time. Partially and completely reduced samples were characterized. At a given temperature, compacts were reduced either directly to iron or in a stepwise manner (Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/-Fe/sub 3/O/sub 4/-Fe) or Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/- Fe/sub 0.943/O/sub -/Fe. Also compacts were reduced subsequently from Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ to Fe/sub 3/O/sub 4/ the to Fe/sub 0.943/O and finally to Fe. The apparent activation energy values were calculated at both of early and later reduction stages. Also, the different heterogeneous gas-solid reaction formulations were tested against the experimental reduction results. The structure of partially and completely reduced samples were microscopically examined and correlated with the structure to elucidate the reduction mechanism. The results obtained indicated that the presence of fluxing oxide (s) promote the reduction of pure hematite at the early stages due to the increase in their original porosity. At intermediate and later reduction stages, the presence of doping oxide(s) showed different effects depending on fluxing oxide content, reduction extent and temperature. The reduction mechanism elucidated was greatly influenced by the structure of intermediate solid phases (magnetite and/or wustite) developed prior to metallic iron. (author)

  4. The system MgCO3-FeCO3-CaCO3-Na2CO3 at 12-23 GPa: Phase relations and significance for the genesis of ultradeep diamonds

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    Spivak, A. V.; Solopova, N. A.; Dubrovinsky, L. S.; Litvin, Yu. A.

    2015-09-01

    Physical-chemical experimental studies at 12-23 GPa of phase relationships within four-members carbonate system MgCO3-FeCO3-CaCO3-Na2CO3 and its marginal system MgCO3-FeCO3-Na2CO3 were carried out. The systems are quite representative for a set of carbonate phases from inclusions in diamonds within transitional zone and lower mantle. PT-phase diagrams of multicomponent carbonate systems are suggested. PT parameters of boundaries of their eutectic melting (solidus), complete melting (liquids) are established. These boundaries define area of partial melting. Carbonate melts are stable, completely mixable, and effective solvents of elemental carbon thus defining the possibility of ultra-deep diamonds generation.

  5. On the Production of He, Ne, and AR Isotopes from Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Fe, and NI in an Artificially Irradiated Meteoroid

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    Wieler, R.; Signet, P.; Rosel, R.; Herpers, U.; Lupke, M.; Lange, H.-J.; Michel, R.

    1992-07-01

    The production of He, Ne, and Ar isotopes from their main target elements was investigated in an experiment (1) by irradiating a 50-cm-diameter gabbro sphere isotropically with 1.6 GeV protons. The model meteoroid contained, among a large number of other targets, pure element foils of Mg, Al, Si, Fe, and Ni at 10 different depths and wollastonite targets at 3 different depths in central bores. After the irradiation, radionuclide production in these targets was measured by gamma spectrometry. Stable He, Ne, and Ar isotopes were measured in statically operated mass spectrometers. Here, we report the results for stable He, Ne, and Ar isotopes and for ^22Na. The production depth profiles vary widely, ranging from profiles with near-surface production 15% higher than in the center (^22Na from Fe) to such profiles with production in the center 45% higher than near the surface (^20Ne from Mg). The isotope ratios ^3He/^4He and ^3He/^21Ne in Mg, Al, Si and ^22Ne/^21Ne in Mg all decrease significantly with increasing shielding. The production rates of He, Ne, and ^22Na from Mg, Al, and Si in the 1600-MeV simulation experiment are 1.5 to 3 times higher than in the model meteoroid of similar size but irradiated earlier with 600 MeV protons (2). This increase is attributed to the increase of the production of secondary neutrons with primary energies rising from 600 to 1600 MeV. This effect also causes the depth dependences of isotope ratios observed in the 1600-MeV simulation that was not seen in the 600-MeV experiment. Model calculations of the production of He, Ne, and Ar isotopes and of ^22Na were performed for the artificial meteorites of the 600- and 1600 MeV-exposures as well as for real meteoroids. Production rates were calculated from depth-dependent p- and n- spectra, which were derived by Monte Carlo techniques using the HERMES code system (3), and from cross sections for the relevant nuclear reactions as described earlier (4). The cross section database for p

  6. Interstitial Fe in MgO

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    Mølholt, T E; Gunnlaugsson, H P; Svane, A; Masenda, H; Naidoo, D; Bharuth-Ram, K; Fanciulli, M; Gislason, H P; Johnston, K; Langouche, G; Ólafsson, S; Sielemann, R; Weyer, G

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    Isolated Fe-57 atoms were studied in MgO single-crystals by emission Mossbauer spectroscopy following implantation of Mn-57 decaying to Fe-57. Four Mossbauer spectral components were found corresponding to different Fe lattice positions and/or charge states. Two components represent Fe atoms substituting Mg as Fe2+ and Fe3+, respectively; a third component is due to Fe in a strongly implantation-induced disturbed region. The fourth component, which is the focus of this paper, can be assigned to Fe at an interstitial site. Comparison of its measured isomer shift with ab initio calculations suggests that the interstitial Fe is located on, or close to, the face of the rock-salt MgO structure. To harmonize such an assignment with the measured near-zero quadrupole interaction a local motion process (cage motion) of the Fe has to be stipulated. The relation of such a local motion as a starting point for long range diffusion is discussed.

  7. Effects of Al2O3 and MgO on Softening, Melting, and Permeation Properties of CaO-FeO-SiO2 on a Coke Bed

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    Ueda, Shigeru; Kon, Tatsuya; Miki, Takahiro; Kim, Sun-Joong; Nogami, Hiroshi

    2016-04-01

    In ironmaking, maintaining gas permeability in blast furnace with low coke rate operation is essential to reduce carbon emissions. The high pressure loss in the cohesive zone decreases the gas permeability and affects the productivity of blast furnace. In order to increase the gas permeability in the cohesive zone, the thickness of the cohesive layer should be decreased. For this purpose, increasing softening temperature and decreasing dripping temperature of the iron ore are desired. In this study, softening, melting, and permeation of SiO2-FeO-CaO-Al2O3-MgO on a coke bed were investigated. The oxide sample in a tablet form was heated under CO/CO2 atmosphere, and the shape of the tablet was observed. The softening and melting temperatures of the SiO2-FeO-CaO system changed with the addition of Al2O3 and MgO. Oxide tablets with and without Al2O3 softened below and above the solidus temperature, respectively. The melting temperatures varied with the ratio of CO/CO2 in the gas. The permeation temperature was independent of the melting temperature, but dependent on the wettability.

  8. Effects of Al2O3 and MgO on Softening, Melting, and Permeation Properties of CaO-FeO-SiO2 on a Coke Bed

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    Ueda, Shigeru; Kon, Tatsuya; Miki, Takahiro; Kim, Sun-Joong; Nogami, Hiroshi

    2016-08-01

    In ironmaking, maintaining gas permeability in blast furnace with low coke rate operation is essential to reduce carbon emissions. The high pressure loss in the cohesive zone decreases the gas permeability and affects the productivity of blast furnace. In order to increase the gas permeability in the cohesive zone, the thickness of the cohesive layer should be decreased. For this purpose, increasing softening temperature and decreasing dripping temperature of the iron ore are desired. In this study, softening, melting, and permeation of SiO2-FeO-CaO-Al2O3-MgO on a coke bed were investigated. The oxide sample in a tablet form was heated under CO/CO2 atmosphere, and the shape of the tablet was observed. The softening and melting temperatures of the SiO2-FeO-CaO system changed with the addition of Al2O3 and MgO. Oxide tablets with and without Al2O3 softened below and above the solidus temperature, respectively. The melting temperatures varied with the ratio of CO/CO2 in the gas. The permeation temperature was independent of the melting temperature, but dependent on the wettability.

  9. Elastic and inelastic {alpha}-scattering cross-sections obtained with the 44 MeV fixed energy Saclay cyclotron on separated targets of {sup 24}Mg, {sup 25}Mg, {sup 26}Mg, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 46}Ti, {sup 48}Ti, {sup 50}Ti, {sup 52}Cr, {sup 54}Fe, {sup 56}Fe, {sup 58}Fe, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 60}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, {sup 64}Ni, {sup 63}Cu, {sup 65}Cu, {sup 64}Zn, {sup 112}Sn, {sup 114}Sn, {sup 116}Sn, {sup 118}Sn, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 122}Sn, {sup 124}Sn and {sup 208}Pb using the Saclay fixed-energy cyclotron; Sections efficaces differentielles elastiques et inelastiques obtenues par diffusion de particules {alpha} de 44 MeV sur des cibles de {sup 24}Mg, {sup 25}Mg, {sup 26}Mg, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 46}Ti, {sup 48}Ti, {sup 50}Ti, {sup 52}Cr, {sup 54}Fe, {sup 56}Fe, {sup 58}Fe, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 60}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, {sup 64}Ni, {sup 63}Cu, {sup 65}Cu, {sup 64}Zn, {sup 112}Sn, {sup 114}Sn, {sup 116}Sn, {sup 118}Sn, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 122}Sn, {sup 124}Sn et {sup 208}Pb au cyclotron a energie fixe de saclay

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    Bruge, G. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires. Departement de physique nucleaire, service de physique nucleaire a moyenne energie

    1967-01-01

    This report contains elastic and inelastic {alpha}-scattering cross-sections obtained with the 44 MeV fixed energy Saclay cyclotron on Mg, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Zn, Sn and Pb enriched targets. (author) [French] Ce rapport contient les tableaux des sections efficaces differentielles obtenues par diffusion elastique et inelastique des particules {alpha} de 44 MeV, fournies par le cyclotron a energie fixe de Saclay, sur des cibles d'isotopes separes de Mg, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Zn, Sn et Pb. (auteur)

  10. Effect of ambient Mg/Ca ratio on Mg fractionation in calcareous marine invertebrates: A record of the oceanic Mg/Ca ratio over the Phanerozoic

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    Ries, Justin B.

    2004-11-01

    The Mg/Ca ratio of seawater has changed significantly over the Phanerozoic, primarily as a function of the rate of ocean-crust production. Echinoids, crabs, shrimps, and calcareous serpulid worms grown in artificial seawaters encompassing the range of Mg/Ca ratios that existed throughout the Phanerozoic exhibit a direct nonlinear relationship between skeletal and ambient Mg/Ca. Specimens grown in seawater with the lowest Mg/Ca (˜1) changed their mineralogy to low-Mg calcite (MgCO3), suggesting that these high-Mg calcareous organisms would have produced low-Mg calcite in the Cretaceous, when oceanic Mg/Ca was lowest (˜1). These results support the empirical evidence that the skeletal chemistry of calcareous organisms has varied significantly over the Phanerozoic as a function of the Mg/Ca of seawater, and that the Mg/Ca of unaltered fossils of such organisms may be a record of oceanic Mg/Ca throughout the Phanerozoic. Mg fractionation algorithms, which relate skeletal Mg/Ca, seawater Mg/Ca, and temperature, were derived from these and other experiments. They can be used to estimate paleoceanic Mg/ Ca ratios and temperatures from fossil skeletal Mg/Ca of the organisms evaluated. Pale oceanic Mg/Ca ratios, recalculated by using the echinoderm Mg fractionation algorithm from published fossil echinoid Mg/Ca, crinoid Mg/Ca, and paleotemperature data, are consistent with other estimates and models of oceanic Mg/Ca over the Phanerozoic.

  11. A comparative study of the different sample decomposition procedures for three common lithium minerals: a scheme for the accurate elemental analysis of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Mn, Al, Fe, and Ti using FAAS and ICP-AES

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    An analytical procedure is developed for the elemental analysis of some lithium minerals and validated using standard reference samples of National Bureau of Standard, subsequently applied to natural lithium minerals obtained from field areas of southern region, Bangalore. The common lithium minerals are spodumene, petalite and lepidolite, and the Li2O content ranges from 4% to 8%. Three different sample decomposition procedures such as (i) fusion with ammonium bi-fluoride (ii) a mixture of ammonium bi-fluoride and ammonium sulphate and (iii) acid digestion with hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid mixture were studied and compared. Fusion with ammonium bi-fluoride was studied earlier. The elements Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs in the samples are determined by FAAS, and ICP-AES was used for other elements (Al, Fe, Mn, Mg, Ca, Ti, Be, Nb) determination. The results obtained for three international reference materials, such as, Spodumene NBS 181, Petalite, NBS 182 and Lepidolite NBS 183 are in good agreement with the recommended values, which indicates the accuracy of the proposed scheme of analysis. Authors have also estimated the values for Al, Fe, Mn, Mg, Ca, Na and K for these reference materials which were not reported earlier. The advantages of fusion with ammonium bi fluoride alone or a mixture of ammonium bi fluoride and ammonium sulphate are: (i) no alkali metal is contributed from the flux, (ii) majority of other refractory minerals which are present in minor or trace quantities were are also decomposed completely. Therefore, it gives an indication of the presence of other associated pegmatite minerals during the analysis. The proposed method is accurate and reproducibility is characterized by 2 to 5% RSD, depending on the concentration of the elements in the sample. (author)

  12. Fast sequential multi-element determination of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn for foliar diagnosis using high-resolution continuum source flame atomic absorption spectrometry: Feasibility of secondary lines, side pixel registration and least-squares background correction

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    The fast sequential multi-element determination of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in plant tissues by high-resolution continuum source flame atomic absorption spectrometry is proposed. For this, the main lines for Cu (324.754 nm), Fe (248.327 nm), Mn (279.482 nm) and Zn (213.857 nm) were selected, and the secondary lines for Ca (239.856 nm), Mg (202.582 nm) and K (404.414 nm) were evaluated. The side pixel registration approach was studied to reduce sensitivity and extend the linear working range for Mg by measuring at wings (202.576 nm; 202.577 nm; 202.578 nm; 202.580 nm; 202.585 nm; 202.586 nm; 202.587 nm; 202.588 nm) of the secondary line. The interference caused by NO bands on Zn at 213.857 nm was removed using the least-squares background correction. Using the main lines for Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn, secondary lines for Ca and K, and line wing at 202.588 nm for Mg, and 5 mL min- 1 sample flow-rate, calibration curves in the 0.1-0.5 mg L- 1 Cu, 0.5-4.0 mg L- 1 Fe, 0.5-4.0 mg L- 1 Mn, 0.2-1.0 mg L- 1 Zn, 10.0-100.0 mg L- 1 Ca, 5.0-40.0 mg L- 1 Mg and 50.0-250.0 mg L- 1 K ranges were consistently obtained. Accuracy and precision were evaluated after analysis of five plant standard reference materials. Results were in agreement at a 95% confidence level (paired t-test) with certified values. The proposed method was applied to digests of sugar-cane leaves and results were close to those obtained by line-source flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Recoveries of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in the 89-103%, 84-107%, 87-103%, 85-105%, 92-106%, 91-114%, 96-114% intervals, respectively, were obtained. The limits of detection were 0.6 mg L- 1 Ca, 0.4 mg L- 1 Mg, 0.4 mg L- 1 K, 7.7 μg L- 1 Cu, 7.7 μg L- 1 Fe, 1.5 μg L- 1 Mn and 5.9 μg L- 1 Zn.

  13. Phase Equilibria of ``Cu2O''-``FeO''-CaO-MgO-Al2O3 Slags at PO2 of 10-8.5 atm in Equilibrium with Metallic Copper for a Copper Slag Cleaning Production

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    Henao, Hector M.; Pizarro, Claudio; Font, Jonkion; Moyano, Alex; Hayes, Peter C.; Jak, Evgueni

    2010-12-01

    Limited data are available on phase equilibria of the multicomponent slag system at the oxygen partial pressures used in the copper smelting, converting, and slag-cleaning processes. Recently, experimental procedures have been developed and have been applied successfully to characterize several complex industrial slags. The experimental procedures involve high-temperature equilibration on a substrate and quenching followed by electron probe X-ray microanalysis. This technique has been used to construct the liquidus for the “Cu2O”-“FeO”-SiO2-based slags with 2 wt pct of CaO, 0.5 wt pct of MgO, and 4.0 wt pct of Al2O3 at controlled oxygen partial pressures in equilibrium with metallic copper. The selected ranges of compositions and temperatures are directly relevant to the copper slag-cleaning processes. The new experimental equilibrium results are presented in the form of ternary sections and as a liquidus temperature vs Fe/SiO2 weight ratio diagram. The experimental results are compared with the FactSage thermodynamic model calculations.

  14. Physical conditions in CaFe interstellar clouds

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    Gnacinski, P.; Krogulec, M.

    2007-01-01

    Interstellar clouds that exhibit strong Ca I and Fe I lines were called CaFe clouds. The ionisation equilibrium equations were used to model the column densities of Ca II, Ca I, K I, Na I, Fe I and Ti II in CaFe clouds. The chemical composition of CaFe clouds is that of the Solar System and no depletion of elements onto dust grains is seen. The CaFe clouds have high electron densities n=1 cm^-3 that leads to high column densities of neutral Ca and Fe.

  15. Functions of Mg and Mg-CaO mixtures in hot metal desulfurization

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    Lindström, David; Nortier, Patrice; Sichen, Du

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    The mechanisms of hot metal desulfurization using Mg and Mg-CaO mixtures were studied in a newly designed set-up. It was found that most of the added Mg quickly escaped in 2 s. MgS was not formed by homogeneous nucleation but by its formation on the MgO particles originated from oxide shell of the Mg particles. When tiny CaO particles were added together with Mg, the particles efficiently transformed to CaS. It was found that Mg-gas helped the distribution of the CaO particles in the hot meta...

  16. Chelating agents related to ethylenediamine bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid (EDDHA): synthesis, characterization, and equilibrium studies of the free ligands and their Mg2+, Ca2+, Cu2+, and Fe3+ chelates.

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    Yunta, Felipe; García-Marco, Sonia; Lucena, Juan J; Gómez-Gallego, Mar; Alcázar, Roberto; Sierra, Miguel A

    2003-08-25

    Iron chelates such as ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid (EDDHA) and their analogues are the most efficient soil fertilizers to treat iron chlorosis in plants growing in calcareous soils. EDDHA, EDDH4MA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl)acetic acid), and EDDCHA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-5-carboxyphenyl)acetic acid) are allowed by the European directive, but also EDDHSA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-5-sulfonylphenyl)acetic acid) and EDDH5MA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)acetic acid) are present in several commercial iron chelates. In this study, these chelating agents as well as p,p-EDDHA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid) and EDDMtxA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-metoxyphenyl)acetic acid) have been obtained following a new synthetic pathway. Their chemical behavior has been studied to predict the effect of the substituents in the benzene ring on their efficacy as iron fertilizers for soils above pH 7. The purity of the chelating agents has been determined using a novel methodology through spectrophotometric titration at 480 nm with Fe(3+) as titrant to evaluate the inorganic impurities. The protonation constants were determined by both spectrophotometric and potentiometric methods, and Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) stability constants were determined from potentiometric titrations. To establish the Fe(3+) and Cu(2+) stability constants, a new spectrophotometric method has been developed, and the results were compared with those reported in the literature for EDDHA and EDDHMA and their meso- and rac-isomers. pM values have been also determined to provide a comparable basis to establish the relative chelating ability of these ligands. The purity obtained for the ligands is higher than 87% in all cases and is comparable with that obtained by (1)H NMR. No significant differences have been found among ligands when their protonation and stability constants were compared. As expected, no Fe(3

  17. Determination of Ca, Cu, Fe and Pb in sugarcane raw spirits by atomic absorption spectrophotometry

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    The determination of Ca, Cu, Fe and Pb in sugarcane raw spirits by atomic absorption spectrophotometry was carried out. For 20 μL injected sample, calibration within the 0,5-25,0 mg. L-1 Ca; 0,25-5,0 mg. L-1 Cu, Pb and Cu intervals were established using the ratios Cu, Ca, Fe and Pb absorbance versus analyte concentration, respectively. Typical linear correlations of r = 0,999 were obtained. The proposed method was applied for the direct determination of Ca, Cu, Fe and Pb in sugar cane spirits, and in samples. The results obtained were in accordance to those obtained at 95% confidence level

  18. Experimental investigation of the Mg-Al-Ca system

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    This work focuses on the experimental investigation of the ternary Mg-Al-Ca system using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and metallographic techniques. DSC has permitted real time measurement of the temperature and enthalpy of the phase transformations. One of the invariant transformations predicted by thermodynamic modeling was verified experimentally and found to occur at 513 oC with composition close to 10.8 at.% Ca, 79.5 at.% Mg and 9.7 at.% Al. Three binary compounds are found to have an extended solid solubility into the ternary system: (Mg2Ca) where Al substitute Mg in the binary compound Mg2Ca (Al2Ca) and (Al3Ca8) where Mg substitute Al in the binary compounds Al2Ca and Al3Ca8, respectively. Two morphologies of eutectic structure were observed in the micrographs and supported by solidification curves; a coarse and fine eutectic microstructures due to the existence of Al2Ca and Mg2Ca, respectively

  19. Microgalvanic activity of an Mg-Al-Ca-based alloy studied by scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy

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    An Mg-Al-Ca based alloy was investigated by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy following extrusion. The investigations revealed two main intermetallics, i.e. Al-Ca(Sn,Sr) and Al-Mn-Fe, both distributed along the extrusion direction and having distinctive morphology. The microgalvanic couples, i.e. Al-Ca(Sn,Sr)/α-Mg and Al-Mn-Fe/α-Mg showed positive Volta potential differences with the Al-Mn-Fe intermetallic being the noblest (i.e. 262 ± 18 mV vs 62 ± 7 mV)

  20. Carbonate capacities of CaF2-MgO and CaF2-CaO-MgO slags

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    The refining abilities of slags for impurities in steel, such as sulfur and phosphorus, can be related to slag basicity and it has been found that carbonate capacity can be employed as a basicity index. In the present study, the carbonate capacities of the binary CaF2-Mgo system and the ternary CaF2-CaO-MgO system were measured in the temperature range of 1360-1480 oC. The carbonate capacity in the CaF2-MgO system increased with increasing MgO concentration. Replacement of CaF2 by CaO at constant MgO and replacement of MgO by CaO at constant CaF2 in the CaF2-CaO-MgO system resulted in an increase in the carbonate capacity. The amount of dissolved CO2 in both the CaF2-MgO and the CaF2-CaO-MgO systems increased with increasing partial pressure of CO2. There was a linear relationship between the partial pressure of CO2 and the mole fractions of both MgO and CaO. In addition, the carbonate capacities of both the binary and the ternary systems decreased with increasing temperature. This demonstrates that the dissolution of CO2 is exothermic. The enthalpy of dissolution of CO2 for the CaF2-MgO binary system was within the range of -116 to -49.61 kJ/mole and for the CaF2-CaO-MgO ternary system it was within the range of -247.30 to -136.23 kJ/mole. Using the thermodynamic data available in the literature, the sulfide capacities were calculated for the CaF2-MgO system. The concept of optical basicity was employed to discuss the results. (author)

  1. Atomic data from the iron project. 3: Rate coefficients for electron impact excitation of boron-like ions: Ne VI, Mg VIII, Al IX, Si X, S XII, Ar XIV, Ca XVI and Fe XXII

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    Zhang, Hong Lin; Graziani, Mark; Pradhan, Anil K.

    1994-01-01

    Collison strengths and maxwellian averaged rate coefficients have been calculated for the 105 transitions among all 15 fine structure levels of the 8 LS terms 2s(sup 2) 2 P(P-2(sup 0 sub 1/, 3/2)), 2s2p(sup 2)(P-4(sub 1/2,3/2,5/2), D-2(sub 3/2, 5/2), S-2(sub 1/2), P-2(sub 1/2, 3/2)), 2p(sup 3)(S-4(sup 0)(sub 3/2), D-2(sup 0 sub 3/2, 5/2), P-2(sup 0 sub 1/2, 3/2)) in highly- charged B-like Ne, Mg, Al, Si, S, Ar, Ca and Fe. Rate coefficients have been tabulated at a wide range of temperatures, depending on the ion charge and abundance in plasma sources. Earlier work for O IV has also been extended to include the high temperature range. A brief discussion of the calculations, sample results, and comparison with earlier works is also given. While much of the new data should be applicable to UV spectral diagnostics, the new rates for the important ground state fine structure transition P-2(sup 0 sub 1/2)-P-2(sup 0 sub 3/2) should result in significant revision of the IR cooling rates in plasmas where B-like ions are prominent constituents, since the new rate coefficients are generally higher by several factors compared with the older data.

  2. Fast sequential multi-element determination of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn for foliar diagnosis using high-resolution continuum source flame atomic absorption spectrometry: Feasibility of secondary lines, side pixel registration and least-squares background correction

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    Ruella de Oliveira, Silvana; Raposo, Jorge Luiz [Sao Paulo State University - Unesp, Analytical Chemistry Department, P.O. Box 355, 14801-970 Araraquara - SP (Brazil); Anchieta Gomes Neto, Jose [Sao Paulo State University - Unesp, Analytical Chemistry Department, P.O. Box 355, 14801-970 Araraquara - SP (Brazil)], E-mail: anchieta@iq.unesp.br

    2009-06-15

    The fast sequential multi-element determination of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in plant tissues by high-resolution continuum source flame atomic absorption spectrometry is proposed. For this, the main lines for Cu (324.754 nm), Fe (248.327 nm), Mn (279.482 nm) and Zn (213.857 nm) were selected, and the secondary lines for Ca (239.856 nm), Mg (202.582 nm) and K (404.414 nm) were evaluated. The side pixel registration approach was studied to reduce sensitivity and extend the linear working range for Mg by measuring at wings (202.576 nm; 202.577 nm; 202.578 nm; 202.580 nm; 202.585 nm; 202.586 nm; 202.587 nm; 202.588 nm) of the secondary line. The interference caused by NO bands on Zn at 213.857 nm was removed using the least-squares background correction. Using the main lines for Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn, secondary lines for Ca and K, and line wing at 202.588 nm for Mg, and 5 mL min{sup - 1} sample flow-rate, calibration curves in the 0.1-0.5 mg L{sup - 1} Cu, 0.5-4.0 mg L{sup - 1} Fe, 0.5-4.0 mg L{sup - 1} Mn, 0.2-1.0 mg L{sup - 1} Zn, 10.0-100.0 mg L{sup - 1} Ca, 5.0-40.0 mg L{sup - 1} Mg and 50.0-250.0 mg L{sup - 1} K ranges were consistently obtained. Accuracy and precision were evaluated after analysis of five plant standard reference materials. Results were in agreement at a 95% confidence level (paired t-test) with certified values. The proposed method was applied to digests of sugar-cane leaves and results were close to those obtained by line-source flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Recoveries of Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in the 89-103%, 84-107%, 87-103%, 85-105%, 92-106%, 91-114%, 96-114% intervals, respectively, were obtained. The limits of detection were 0.6 mg L{sup - 1} Ca, 0.4 mg L{sup - 1} Mg, 0.4 mg L{sup - 1} K, 7.7 {mu}g L{sup - 1} Cu, 7.7 {mu}g L{sup - 1} Fe, 1.5 {mu}g L{sup - 1} Mn and 5.9 {mu}g L{sup - 1} Zn.

  3. Thermoelectric effects in FeCo|MgO|FeCo magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Wang, Shizhuo; Xia, Ke; Bauer, Gerrit E. W.

    2014-01-01

    We studied the thermoelectric coefficients (Seebeck and thermal conductance)of FeCo|MgO|FeCo(001) magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) from first principles using a generalized Landauer-B\\"{u}ttiker formalism. FeCo|MgO|FeCo(001) MTJs usually yield smaller thermoelectric effects compared with epitaxial Fe|MgO|Fe(001) MTJs. The (magneto-) Seebeck effect is sensitive to the details of the FeCo$|$MgO interfaces. Interfacial oxygen vacancies (OVs) can enhance the thermoelectric effects in MTJs greatly...

  4. Spin and charge transport in double-junction Fe/MgO/GaAs/MgO/Fe heterostructures

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    Wolski, S., E-mail: wolski@prz.edu.pl; Szczepański, T. [Department of Physics, Rzeszów University of Technology, Al. Powstańców Warszawy 6, 35-959 Rzeszów (Poland); Dugaev, V. K. [Department of Physics, Rzeszów University of Technology, Al. Powstańców Warszawy 6, 35-959 Rzeszów (Poland); Departamento de Física and CFIF, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Barnaś, J. [Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul. Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań (Poland); Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań (Poland); Landgraf, B.; Slobodskyy, T.; Hansen, W. [Institute for Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, Jungiusstraße 11, 20355 Hamburg (Germany)

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    We present theoretical and experimental results on tunneling current in single Fe/MgO/GaAs and double Fe/MgO/GaAs/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions. The charge and spin currents are calculated as a function of external voltage for different sets of parameters characterizing the semiconducting GaAs layer. Transport characteristics of a single Fe/MgO/GaAs junction reveal typical diode as well as spin diode features. The results of numerical calculations are compared with current-voltage characteristics measured experimentally for double tunnel junction structures, and a satisfactory agreement of the theoretical and experimental results has been achieved.

  5. Spin and charge transport in double-junction Fe/MgO/GaAs/MgO/Fe heterostructures

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    We present theoretical and experimental results on tunneling current in single Fe/MgO/GaAs and double Fe/MgO/GaAs/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions. The charge and spin currents are calculated as a function of external voltage for different sets of parameters characterizing the semiconducting GaAs layer. Transport characteristics of a single Fe/MgO/GaAs junction reveal typical diode as well as spin diode features. The results of numerical calculations are compared with current-voltage characteristics measured experimentally for double tunnel junction structures, and a satisfactory agreement of the theoretical and experimental results has been achieved

  6. Fabrication of ternary Ca-Mg-Zn bulk metallic glasses

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper describes the preparation, structure and thermal properties of ternary Ca-Mg-Zn bulk metallic glass in form of as-cast rods.Design/methodology/approach: The investigations on the ternary Ca-Mg-Zn glassy rods were conducted by using X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM which energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS.Findings: The X-ray diffraction investigations have revealed that the studied as-cast rod was amorphous. The fractures of studied alloy could be classified as mixed fracture with indicated “river” and “smooth” fractures. Both type of the fracture surfaces consist of weakly formed “river” and “shell” patterns and “smooth” regions. The “river” patterns are characteristic for metallic glassy alloys.Practical implications: The studied Ca-based bulk metallic glasses is a relatively new group of material. Ca-based bulk metallic glasses are applied for many applications in different elements. Ca-based bulk metallic glasses have many unique properties such as low density (~2.0 g/cm3, low Youn g’s modulus ( ~20 to 30 GPa. The elastic modulus of Ca-b ased BMGs is comparable to that of hum an bone s, and Ca, Mg, and Zn are biocompatible. These features make the Ca-Mg-Zn–based alloys attractive for use in biomedical applications.Originality/value: Fabrication of amorphous alloy in the form of rod ternary Ca-Mg-Zn alloy by pressure die casting method.

  7. ACTIVITY AND PRESSURE OF MAGNESIUM STEAM IN ALLOYS Ni-Mg-Si-Fe and Cu-Mg-Si-Fe

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    V. N. Vlasov

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The calculation of activity and pressure of magnesium vapour in melts Ni-Si-Mg-Fe and Cu-Si-Mg-Fe in metal systems at constant magnesium contents 6, 10, 14 и 18 mas.% and temperatures 1350 and 1450 °С is carried out in this work.

  8. Redetermination of Post-Perovskite Structure of (Mg,Fe)SiO3

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    Yamanaka, T.; Mao, W. L.; Ganesh, P.; Shulenburger, L.; Cohen, R.; Meng, Y.; Prakapenka, V.; Mao, H.; Hemley, R. J.

    2008-12-01

    Since the post-perovskite (ppv) phase in MgSiO3 was discovered to be similar structure of CaIrO3 (Cmcm Z=4) under the conditions of near Earth's core-mantle boundary, many investigations have provided explanations for the presence of low seismic velocity. However, precise experimental structure analysis of ppv-(Mg1-xFex)SiO3 has never been reported because of the experimental difficulty. Fe and Mg cation distribution and ordering in ppv-(Mg,Fe)SiO3 due to cation properties including spins states are significant subject in lower mantle electronic and magnetic states. The present experiment aims the Rietveld profile fitting of ppv-(Mg0.6,Fe0.4)SiO3 by the precise powder diffraction measurements and the statistic process of the twenty observed. We found the possible structure models of ppv-(Mg,Fe)SiO3 by the Monte Carlo calculation. The most relable structure among those models in the Rietveld fitting of ppv-(Mg0.6Fe0.4)SiO3 is the structure of space group Pmma, in which Fe and Mg occupy two sites of M1 and M2: the site occupancies are (Fe0.25(3)Mg0.75(3)) in the larger M1 site and (Fe0.55(3)Mg0.45(3) ) in the larger and more distorted M2 site. Fe2+ in the M2 site is in the low-spin state, which reduces the ion radius. Consequently Fe2+ becomes smaller ion than Mg2+. These two sites are distributed alternatively zigzag mode in the direction of a. axis, About 70% of Fe atoms occupies at the M2 site. (Notice that Fe and Mg cations are randomly distributed in only one site in Cmcm.) The two-site model is consistence with the results of X-ray emission. Further more the first principles calculation also shows the two-site model is more energetically possible under high-pressure conditions. MgSiO3 may have the two-site structure of Pmma instead of Cmcm. If it is not the case, the Pmma structure is the new structure and the phase boundary in the solid solution (Mg1-xFex)SiO3 has to be determined. More data analyses based on precise powder diffraction measurements over a

  9. Alternative solution model for the ternary carbonate system CaCO3 - MgCO3 - FeCO3 - II. Calibration of a combined ordering model and mixing model

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    McSwiggen, P.L.

    1993-01-01

    Earlier attempts at solution models for the ternary carbonate system have been unable to adequately accommodate the cation ordering which occurs in some of the carbonate phases. The carbonate solution model of this study combines a Margules type of interaction model with a Bragg-Williams type of ordering model. The ordering model determines the equilibrium state of order for a crystal, from which the cation distribution within the lattice can be obtained. The interaction model addresses the effect that mixing different cation species within a given cation layer has on the total free energy of the system. An ordering model was derived, based on the Bragg-Williams approach; it is applicable to ternary systems involving three cations substituting on two sites, and contains three ordering energy parameters (WCaMg, WCaFe, and WCaMgFe). The solution model of this study involves six Margules-type interaction parameters (W12, W21, W13, W31, W23, and W32). Values for the two sets of energy parameters were calculated from experimental data and from compositional relationships in natural assemblages. ?? 1993 Springer-Verlag.

  10. Hydrogen absorption kinetics and structural properties of Mg85Ni10Ca5 and Mg90Ni10

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    Mg85Ni10Ca5 and Mg90Ni10 were prepared by melting mixtures of the elements in mild steel crucibles and pouring them into copper molds. Hydrogen absorption kinetics and structural properties of the alloys were characterized by the volumetric method using a Sievert's apparatus, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystallite size of Mg in Mg85Ni10Ca5, which is evaluated by XRD peak broadening, is about 50% smaller than that in Mg90Ni10. In addition, the nanometer-scale structure composed of Mg, Mg2Ni, Mg2Ca was observed in Mg85Ni10Ca5. Mg85Ni10Ca5 shows better hydrogen absorption kinetics than Mg90Ni10 in the temperature range of room temperature to 573 K. The better absorption kinetics of Mg85Ni10Ca5 is mainly attributed to the nanometer-scale structure

  11. Structures and unimolecular chemistry of M(Pro2-H)(+) (M = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) by IRMPD spectroscopy, SORI-CID, and theoretical studies.

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    Jami-Alahmadi, Yasaman; Fridgen, Travis D

    2016-01-21

    M(Pro2-H)(+) complexes were electrosprayed and isolated in an FTICR cell where their unimolecular chemistries and structures were explored using SORI-CID and IRMPD spectroscopy. These experiments were augmented by computational methods such as electronic structure, simulated annealing, and atoms in molecules (AIM) calculations. The unimolecular chemistries of the larger metal cation (Ca(2+), Sr(2+) and Ba(2+)) complexes predominantly involve loss of neutral proline whereas the complexes involving the smaller Mg(2+) and transition metal dications tend to lose small neutral molecules such as water and carbon dioxide. Interestingly, all complexes involving transition metal dications except for Cu(Pro2-H)(+) lose H2 upon collisional or IRMPD activation. IRMPD spectroscopy shows that the intact proline in the transition metal complexes and Cu(Pro2-H)(+) is predominantly canonical (charge solvated) while for the Ca(2+), Sr(2+), and Ba(2+) complexes, proline is in its zwitterionic form. The IRMPD spectra for both Mg(Pro2-H)(+) and Mn(Pro2-H)(+) are concluded to have contributions from both charge-solvated and canonical structures. PMID:26685890

  12. Growth and morphology of the epitaxial Fe(110)/MgO(111)/Fe(110) Trilayers

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    Fonin, Mikhail; Dedkov, Yuriy S.; Rüdiger, Ulrich; Güntherodt, Gernot

    2007-01-01

    Growth and surface morphology of epitaxial Fe(110)/MgO(111)/Fe(110) trilayers constituting a magnetic tunnel junction were investigated by low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). STM reveals a grain-like growth mode of MgO on Fe(110) resulting in dense MgO(111) films at room temperature as well as at 250°C. As observed by STM, initial deposition of MgO leads to a partial oxidation of the Fe(110) surface which is confirmed by Auger electron spectroscopy....

  13. Position of Fe ions in MgO crystalline structure

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    Szczerba Jacek

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium oxide (MgO is one of the most important raw materials in many branches of industry. Magnesium oxide is a popular refractory raw material because of its high refractoriness and high resistance to basic slags and environment. In many cases, use of MgO is limited by its properties, especially the presence of secondary phases like iron oxides. The amount and distribution of iron oxides can strongly influence the technological properties of MgO and depend on the manufacturing method, particularly the heat-treatment process. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of the heat-treatment process on amount and distribution of iron ions in a magnesium oxide lattice. The 57Fe Mössbauer effect measurements of fused and sintered magnesium oxide samples doped by the iron oxide were conducted. Investigation reveals in both cases the presence of Fe2+ as well as Fe3+ ions. Fe2+ ions occupy Mg2+ octahedral sites in the MgO lattice, whereas the Fe3+ ions are located in highly distorted octahedral coordination. The amount of Fe2+ varies from around 66% for fused samples to 30% for sintered samples.

  14. Viscosities of FenO-MgO-SiO2 and FenO-MgO-CaO-SiO2 slags

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    戴曦; 甘雪萍; 张传福

    2003-01-01

    The viscosities of molten Fen O-MgO-SiO2 and Fen O-MgO-CaO-SiO2 semi-synthetic slags for nickel flash smelting were mearured in the temperature range of 1 200-1 450℃ by use of a rotational viscometer.The mass ratio of Fe to SiO2 was fixed at 1.2,calcium oxide and magnesium oxide contents varied in the range of 2%-8% and 9%-12%(mass fraction),respectively.The results show that silicate anions become smaller by increasing CaO content,which results in the viscosity decrease of slag.In the case of addition of MgO the viscosity behaviour is complicated When MgO content is less than 11%,the viscosity increases with the increase of MgO at all temperatures tested .However,when the MgO content is more than 11%,the viscosity decreases slightly for Fen O-MgO-CaOSiO2 system.At higher MgO contents,low-viscosity slags can be obtained by adding CaO.As for a given composition,the viscosity decreased with increasing temperature.The higher the temperature,the more MgO can be added before saturation.The effect of Fe3 O4 on the viscosity is quite significant.The viscosity of slag increases to 300 mpa tions of temperature and composition.A comparison between Fen O-MgO-SiO2 and Fen O-MgO-CaO-SiO2 systems are also given.

  15. Ostracode Mg/Ca Paleothermometry: Applications and Complications

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    Cronin, T. M.; Dwyer, G. S.

    2007-12-01

    Ostracode (bivalved Crustacea) shell Mg/Ca paleothermometry has wide applicability in Cenozoic paleoclimatology over 101 to 107 year timescales because they are commonly fossilized, live in freshwater, shallow- and deep-marine habitats, and grow by molting, which minimizes Mg/Ca variability due to ontogenetic variability. Two empirically derived Mg/Ca-temperature calibrations based on core top and culturing include one for the shallow marine, estuarine genus Loxoconcha (5 to 30°C) and another for deep-sea genus Krithe (hockey stick temperature curve. The latter produced evidence for decreased deep-sea temperature during glacial intervals and the first Atlantic-wide reconstruction of deep-sea temperature during the warm mid-Pliocene. In addition to temperature, however, factors such as host-water magnesium concentrations, salinity, intra-shell, intra-population, and interspecific variabilility, seasonality, biological factors (shell secretion rate), and post-mortem dissolution can contribute to scatter in calibration datasets and uncertainty in paleotemperature estimates. We will review these processes, present a new 2000 year Chesapeake temperature record, and discuss its relation to twentieth century climate change.

  16. Phase formation in Mg-Sn-Si and Mg-Sn-Si-Ca alloys

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    Research highlights: → The solidification paths of ternary and quaternary alloys are analyzed in detail, using the tool of thermodynamic calculations. → The precipitation sequence of phases and their amounts compare well with the microstructure of alloys. → The most efficient comparison to the experimental thermal analysis data is done by calculation of the enthalpy variation with temperature. → The viability of a procedure for the selection of multicomponent key samples is demonstrated for the development of the Mg-Ca-Si-Sn phase diagram. - Abstract: Experimental work is done and combined with the Calphad method to generate a consistent thermodynamic description of the Mg-Ca-Si-Sn quaternary system, validated for Mg-rich alloys. The viability of a procedure for the selection of multicomponent key samples is demonstrated for this multicomponent system. Dedicated thermal analysis with DTA/DSC on sealed samples is performed and the microstructure of slowly solidified alloys is analyzed using SEM/EDX. The thermodynamic description and phase diagram of the ternary Mg-Si-Sn system, developed in detail also in this work, deviates significantly from a previous literature proposal. The phase formation in ternary and quaternary alloys is analyzed using the tool of thermodynamic equilibrium and Scheil calculations for the solidification paths and compared with present experimental data. The significant ternary/quaternary solid solubilities of pertinent intermetallic phases are quantitatively introduced in the quaternary Mg-Ca-Si-Sn phase diagram and validated by experimental data.

  17. The Ca II triplet in red giant spectra: [Fe/H] determinations and the role of [Ca/Fe

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    Da Costa, G S

    2015-01-01

    Measurements are presented and analyzed of the strength of the Ca II triplet lines in red giants in Galactic globular and open clusters, and in a sample of red giants in the LMC disk that have significantly different [Ca/Fe] abundance ratios to the Galactic objects. The Galactic objects are used to generate a calibration between Ca II triplet line strength and [Fe/H], which is then used to estimate [Fe/H]_CaT for the LMC stars. The values are then compared with the [Fe/H]_spec determinations from high dispersion spectroscopy. After allowance for a small systematic offset the two abundance determinations are in excellent agreement. Further, as found in earlier studies, e.g., Battaglia et al. (2008), the difference is only a very weak function of the [Ca/Fe] ratio. For example, changing [Ca/Fe] from +0.3 to -0.2 causes the Ca II based abundance to underestimate [Fe/H]_spec by only ~0.15 dex, assuming a Galactic calibration. Consequently, the Ca II triplet approach to metallicity determinations can be used witho...

  18. Complex transition metal hydrides incorporating ionic hydrogen: thermal decomposition pathway of Na2Mg2FeH8 and Na2Mg2RuH8.

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    Humphries, Terry D; Matsuo, Motoaki; Li, Guanqiao; Orimo, Shin-Ichi

    2015-03-28

    Complex transition metal hydrides have potential technological application as hydrogen storage materials, smart windows and sensors. Recent exploration of these materials has revealed that the incorporation of anionic hydrogen into these systems expands the potential number of viable complexes, while varying the countercation allows for optimisation of their thermodynamic stability. In this study, the optimised synthesis of Na2Mg2TH8 (T = Fe, Ru) has been achieved and their thermal decomposition properties studied by ex situ Powder X-ray Diffraction, Gas Chromatography and Pressure-Composition Isotherm measurements. The temperature and pathway of decomposition of these isostructural compounds differs considerably, with Na2Mg2FeH8 proceeding via NaMgH3 in a three-step process, while Na2Mg2RuH8 decomposes via Mg2RuH4 in a two-step process. The first desorption maxima of Na2Mg2FeH8 occurs at ca. 400 °C, while Na2Mg2RuH8 has its first maxima at 420 °C. The enthalpy and entropy of desorption for Na2Mg2TH8 (T = Fe, Ru) has been established by PCI measurements, with the ΔHdes for Na2Mg2FeH8 being 94.5 kJ mol(-1) H2 and 125 kJ mol(-1) H2 for Na2Mg2RuH8. PMID:25732233

  19. Preparation and Characterization of Nanocomposite MgFe_2O_4/SiO_2

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    XU Li; ZOU Wenqin; HONG Jianmin

    2009-01-01

    Nanocomposites MgFe_2O_4/SiO_2 were successfully synthesized by the sol-gel method in the presence of N,N-dimethylformamide(DMF).The formation of pure MgFe_2O_4 was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction(XRD)and electron diffraction.The structural evolution of MgFe_2O_4 nanocrystals was followed by powder X-ray diffraction and IR absorption spectroscopy.The formation of spinel structure of MgFe_2O_4 started at 800℃,and completed at 900℃.The transmission electron microscopy(TEM)measurements suggest that the particle sizes increase with the increasing annealing temperature,and the mean particle sizes of the spherical samples annealed at 800℃,900℃ and 1 050℃are ca.3 nm,8 nm and 11 nm,respectively.Magnetization measurements at room temperature and 78 K indicate superparamagnetic nature of these MgFe_2O_4 nanocrystals.

  20. The role of Mg interface layer in MgO magnetic tunnel junctions with CoFe and CoFeB electrodes

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    Hyunsoo Yang

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The tunneling spin polarization (TSP is directly measured from reactively sputter deposited crystalline MgO tunnel barriers with various CoFe(B compositions using superconducting tunneling spectroscopy. We find that the Mg interface layer thickness dependence of TSP values for CoFeB/Mg/MgO junctions is substantially different from those for CoFe/Mg/MgO especially in the pre-annealed samples due to the formation of boron oxide at the CoFeB/MgO interface. Annealing depletes boron at the interface thus requiring a finite Mg interface layer to prevent CoFeOx formation at the CoFeB/MgO interface so that the TSP values can be optimized by controlling Mg thickness.

  1. Challenges in the study of Fe/MgO/Fe interfaces using 3D Atom Probe

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    Mazumder, B. [Groupe de Physique des Materiaux, UMR CNRS 6634, CORIA UMR CNRS 6614, UFR Sciences Site du Madrillet, Avenue de l' Université, B.P. 12 76801, Saint Etienne du Rouvray Cedex (France); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Purohit, Viswas, E-mail: vishwas.purohit@gmail.com [Groupe de Physique des Materiaux, UMR CNRS 6634, CORIA UMR CNRS 6614, UFR Sciences Site du Madrillet, Avenue de l' Université, B.P. 12 76801, Saint Etienne du Rouvray Cedex (France); Department of Plasma Physics, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Chikkahagade Cross, Chandapura, Anekal Main Road, Anekal, Bangalore 562106, Karnataka (India); Gruber, M.; Vella, A.; Vurpillot, F.; Deconihout, B. [Groupe de Physique des Materiaux, UMR CNRS 6634, CORIA UMR CNRS 6614, UFR Sciences Site du Madrillet, Avenue de l' Université, B.P. 12 76801, Saint Etienne du Rouvray Cedex (France)

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    Detailed interface studies were conducted on two Fe/MgO/Fe systems having different thicknesses of MgO layers, using a laser assisted 3D atom probe. In conjunction with a detailed 3D reconstruction, the system exhibited an additional oxide formation at the interface between MgO and Fe of the multilayer structure. This oxide formation was found to be independent of the laser wavelength, laser fluence and the thickness of the intermediate layers. By using numerical simulations of field evaporation of two layers having two different evaporation fields, we discuss the possible oxidation mechanisms. - Highlights: • MgO layers (4, 32 nm) between Fe layers were analysed using a laser assisted atom probe. • Varying field evaporation voltages responsible for interfacial oxide layer (bottom) • Numerical simulation used to determine the phenomena taking place at the interfaces • Lasers of wavelengths 515 nm and 343 nm were used for this study.

  2. Comparing the Electrochemical Performance of LiFePO4/C Modified by Mg Doping and MgO Coating

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    Jianjun Song; Ying Zhang; Guangjie Shao

    2013-01-01

    Supervalent cation doping and metal oxide coating are the most efficacious and popular methods to optimize the property of LiFePO4 lithium battery material. Mg-doped and MgO-coated LiFePO4/C were synthesized to analyze their individual influence on the electrochemical performance of active material. The specific capacity and rate capability of LiFePO4/C are improved by both MgO coating and Mg doping, especially the Mg-doped sample—Li0.985Mg0.015FePO4/C, whose discharge capacity is up to 163 m...

  3. The role of Mg interface layer in MgO magnetic tunnel junctions with CoFe and CoFeB electrodes

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    Hyunsoo Yang; See-Hun Yang; Stuart Parkin

    2012-01-01

    The tunneling spin polarization (TSP) is directly measured from reactively sputter deposited crystalline MgO tunnel barriers with various CoFe(B) compositions using superconducting tunneling spectroscopy. We find that the Mg interface layer thickness dependence of TSP values for CoFeB/Mg/MgO junctions is substantially different from those for CoFe/Mg/MgO especially in the pre-annealed samples due to the formation of boron oxide at the CoFeB/MgO interface. Annealing depletes boron at the inter...

  4. In vitro degradation and cytotoxicity of Mg/Ca composites produced by powder metallurgy.

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    Zheng, Y F; Gu, X N; Xi, Y L; Chai, D L

    2010-05-01

    Mg/Ca (1 wt.%, 5 wt.%, 10 wt.% Ca) composites were prepared from pure magnesium and calcium powders using the powder metallurgy method, aiming to enlarge the addition of Ca content without the formation of Mg(2)Ca. The microstructures, mechanical properties and cytotoxicities of Mg/Ca composite samples were investigated. The corrosion of Mg/Ca composites in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) for various immersion intervals was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements and environmental scanning electron microscope, with the concentrations of released Mg and Ca ions in DMEM for various immersion time intervals being measured. It was shown that the main constitutional phases were Mg and Ca, which were uniformly distributed in the Mg matrix. The ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and elongation of experimental composites decreased with increasing Ca content, and the UTS of Mg/1Ca composite was comparable with that of as-extruded Mg-1Ca alloy. The corrosion potential increased with increasing Ca content, whereas the current density and the impedance decreased. It was found that the protective surface film formed quickly at the initial immersion stage. With increasing immersion time, the surface film became compact, and the corrosion rate of Mg/Ca composites slowed down. The surface film consisted mainly of CaCO(3), MgCO(3)x3H(2)O, HA and Mg(OH)(2) after 72 h immersion in DMEM. Mg/1Ca and Mg/5Ca composite extracts had no significant toxicity (p>0.05) to L-929 cells, whereas Mg/10Ca composite extract induced approximately 40% reduced cell viability. PMID:19815098

  5. Crystal structure and phase transition studies in perovskite-type oxides using powder-diffraction techniques and symmetry-mode analysis : SrLnMRuO6 (Ln=La,Pr,Nd; M=Zn,Co,Mg,Ni,Fe) and ALn2CuTi2O9 (A=Ca,Ba; Ln=La,Pr,Nd,Sm)

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    Iturbe Zabalo, Edurne

    2013-01-01

    La tesis se ha centrado en la síntesis y caracterización estructural de materiales tipo perovskita: SrLnMRuO6 (Ln=La,Pr,Nd; M=Zn,Co,Mg,Ni,Fe) y ALn2CuTi2O9 (A=Ca,Ba; Ln=La,Pr,Nd,Sm). El estudio de las estructuras de los materiales se ha realizado mediante el análisis de los patrones de difracción en polvo de rayos-X, sincrotrón y/o neutrones. En el refinamiento por el método de Rietveld de las estructuras se han sustituido las coordenadas atómicas (el método más común), por coordenadas colect...

  6. The Influences of Mg2+ , Ca2+ and Mg2+/Ca2+ Ratio in Mixed Seawater on the Emergence Rate of Penaeus japonicus Postlarva

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    臧维玲; 戴习林; 江敏; 姚庆祯; 蔡云龙; 罗春芳; 徐桂荣; 丁福江

    2003-01-01

    This paper reports the approprite ranges of Mg2+ , Ca2 + and their ratio Mg2 +/Ca2 + inmixed seawater for rearing of Penaeus japonicus larvae. The ranges for the above three indices are1150- 1450 mg/L, 360- 440 mg/L and 2.8 - 3.4, respectively. The proper sahnity range ofmixed seawater is 22.1 - 33.8 obtained by mixing estuarine water and concentrated seawater.

  7. Room-temperature perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of MgO/Fe/MgO ultrathin films

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    We used the anomalous Hall effect to study the magnetic properties of MgO/Fe(t)/MgO(001) structures in which the Fe thickness t ranged from 4 Å to 14 Å. For the iron deposited at 140 K, we obtained perpendicular magnetization at room temperature below the critical thickness of tc = (9 ± 1) Å. In the vicinity of tc, the easy magnetization axis switched from an out-of-plane orientation to an in-plane orientation, and the observed spin-reorientation transition was considered in terms of the competition among different anisotropies. The perpendicular magnetization direction was attributed to magnetoelastic anisotropy. Finally, the temperature-dependent spin-reorientation transition was analyzed for Fe thicknesses close to tc

  8. Magnetization reversal and magnetic anisotropies in epitaxial Fe/MgO and Fe/MgO/Fe heterostructures grown on Si(001)

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    Martínez Boubeta, C.; Cebollada, Alfonso; Calleja, J. F.; Contreras, M. C.; Peiró, F.; Cornet, A.

    2003-01-01

    Epitaxial Fe/MgO heterostructures have been grown on Si(001) by a combination of sputtering and laser ablation deposition techniques. The growth of MgO on Si(001) is mainly determined by the nature of the interface, with large lattice mismatch and the presence of an amorphous layer of unclear origin. Reflection high energy electron diffraction patterns of this MgO buffer layer are characteristic of an epitaxial, but disordered, structure. The structural quality of subsequent Fe and MgO layers...

  9. Photoluminescence and Hall studies of GaN:Fe and (Ga,Fe)N:Mg layers

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    Wegscheider, M.; Simbrunner, C.; Navarro-Quezada, A.; Sitter, H.; Jantsch, W.; Bonanni, A. [Institut fuer Halbleiter- und Festkoerperphysik, Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria); Przybylinska, H.; Kiecana, M. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); Sawicki, M. [Institute of Physics and ERATO Semiconductor Spintronics Project, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); Dietl, T. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland); Japan Science and Technology Agency, Semiconductor Spintronics Project (ERATO), Warsaw (Poland)

    2007-01-15

    Temperature dependent photoluminescence (PL) in the ultraviolet (UV) regime and Hall measurements at room temperature have been performed on Metal-Organic-Chemical-Vapour-Deposition (MOCVD) grown GaN:Fe and (Ga,Fe)N:Mg layers. PL measurements were employed in order to study the dopants' influence on the near-band edge excitonic emission and their tendency to provoke the formation and suppression of defects or incorporation of impurities. For their identification and for the understanding of the PL spectra the evaluation of the free carrier concentrations via Hall measurements were necessary. Depending on the iron concentration of the (Ga,Fe)N layers, the near-band edge emission goes through two different stages: at low Fe-concentration no excitonic emission can be seen whereas with higher doping levels, excitonic features develop. The (Ga,Fe)N films exhibit n-type behaviour. The Mg codoped samples show strong Mg and defect related luminescence bands, whose occurrence and intensity also strongly depends on whether high or low Fe concentration is present. The (Ga,Fe)N:Mg layers were semi insulating. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  10. Nanosims measurements of solar wind Mg, Fe, and Cr fluences

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    Wang, J.; Nittler, L. R.; Burnett, D. S.

    2007-01-01

    The chemical composition of the Sun provides the reference standard for a wide variety of astronomical, cosmochemical, and geochemical studies. To better determine the solar composition, the Genesis spacecraft collected solar wind at the L1 point in the space for 27 months prior to returning samples to Earth in September 2004. Prior ion probe analyses of Genesis samples have found discrepant results for the Mg and Fe solar wind fluences from different collector materials [1]...

  11. Electronic structure of ferromagnet-insulator interfaces: Fe/MgO and Co/MgO

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    Mueller, M.

    2007-07-11

    In this thesis the electronic structure of Fe/MgO{sub x} and Co/MgO{sub x} ferromagnet-insulator interfaces, representing material systems which are widely used in magnetic tunnel junctions, is studied by means of spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The photoemission studies focus particularly on the response of the ferromagnetic electronic system in contact with MgO of varying stoichiometries, as this reflects the mechanisms of metal-oxide bonding at real ferromagnet-insulator interfaces. The correlation between chemical bonding and electronic structure formation is analyzed by combining information from core- and valence-band photoemission spectroscopy. The spectral features are compared to band structure calculations, which are performed using the SPR-KKR method. The Fe/MgO and Co/MgO systems are prepared by molecular beam epitaxy under ultrahigh vacuum conditions on well-defined (4 x 6) GaAs(001) substrates. A structural analysis by means of low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) reveals their body-centered cubic crystalline structure, whereas the chemical characterization by Auger electron spectroscopy is used to quantify the chemical environment at the sample surfaces. The magnetic analysis, using the magneto-optical Kerr effect, reveals the uniaxial anisotropy of the ferromagnetic layers. A crucial parameter is given by the MgO degree of oxidation, which is addressed by means of core-level spectroscopy and quantified by suitable fitting procedures of the Mg 2p core level. The results of the photoemission experiments show, that the electronic structure of the Fe/MgO and Co/MgO ferromagnet/insulator interfaces and, consequently, the interfacial spin polarization are sensitively controlled by the interface chemistry. In particular, three distinct scenarios are identified: the nearly stoichiometric, the oxygen-deficient and the over-oxidized ferromagnet/MgO interface. Each case is defined by innate characteristics of the electronic structure at

  12. Effect of reaction time and (Ca+Mg)/Al molar ratios on crystallinity of Ca-Mg-Al layered double Hydroxide

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    Heraldy, E.; Nugrahaningtyas, K. D.; Sanjaya, F. B.; Darojat, A. A.; Handayani, D. S.; Hidayat, Y.

    2016-02-01

    Ca-Mg-Al Layered Double Hydroxides (Ca-Mg-Al-LDH) compounds were successfully synthesized from brine water and AlCl3.6H2O as the starting materials by coprecipitation method. The product result was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR). The effects of the reaction time and the molar ratios of the raw material on the crystallinity of Ca-Mg-Al-LDH were examining. Results show that increasing reaction time (30; 60 and 90 min.) could improve the crystallinity and monodispersity of layered double hydroxide compounds particles. The well-defined Ca-Mg- Al-LDH could be prepared with (Ca+Mg)/Al molar ratios 0.5.

  13. Effect of sterilization process on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of pure Mg and MgCa alloys

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    Liu, X.L.; Zhou, W.R.; Wu, Y.H.; Cheng, Y. [Center for Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zheng, Y.F., E-mail: yfzheng@pku.edu.cn [Center for Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2013-10-15

    The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of various sterilization methods on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of MgCa alloy, with pure Mg as a comparison, including steam autoclave sterilization (SA), ethylene oxide steam sterilization (EO), glutaraldehyde sterilization (GD), dry heat sterilization (DH) and Co60 γ ray radiation sterilization (R) technologies. The surface characterizations were performed by environmental scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, water contact angle and surface free energy measurement, whereas the cytotoxicity and hemocompatibility were evaluated by cellular adhesive experiment, platelet adhesion and hemolysis test. The results showed that the five sterilization processes caused more changes on the surface of MgCa alloy than that on the surface of pure Mg. The GD sterilization caused the most obvious changes on the surface of the pure Mg, and the SA sterilization made the largest alteration on the MgCa alloy surface. The GD and DH sterilization processes could cause increases on surface free energy for both pure Mg and MgCa alloys, while the other three sterilization processes reduced the surface free energy. The DH and GD sterilization processes caused the least alteration on the cell adhesion on pure Mg surface, whereas the EO sterilization performed the greatest impact on the cell adhesion on the Mg–Ca alloy surface. The hemolysis percentage of pure Mg and MgCa alloys were reduced by SA sterilization, meanwhile the other four sterilization processes increased their hemolysis percentages significantly, especially for the EO sterilization. - Highlights: • The effect of sterilization on surface chemistry and biocompatibility was studied. • Sterilization caused more surface changes on MgCa alloy than pure Mg. • Co60 γ ray radiation is the most appropriate sterilization process.

  14. Effect of sterilization process on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of pure Mg and MgCa alloys

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    The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of various sterilization methods on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of MgCa alloy, with pure Mg as a comparison, including steam autoclave sterilization (SA), ethylene oxide steam sterilization (EO), glutaraldehyde sterilization (GD), dry heat sterilization (DH) and Co60 γ ray radiation sterilization (R) technologies. The surface characterizations were performed by environmental scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, water contact angle and surface free energy measurement, whereas the cytotoxicity and hemocompatibility were evaluated by cellular adhesive experiment, platelet adhesion and hemolysis test. The results showed that the five sterilization processes caused more changes on the surface of MgCa alloy than that on the surface of pure Mg. The GD sterilization caused the most obvious changes on the surface of the pure Mg, and the SA sterilization made the largest alteration on the MgCa alloy surface. The GD and DH sterilization processes could cause increases on surface free energy for both pure Mg and MgCa alloys, while the other three sterilization processes reduced the surface free energy. The DH and GD sterilization processes caused the least alteration on the cell adhesion on pure Mg surface, whereas the EO sterilization performed the greatest impact on the cell adhesion on the Mg–Ca alloy surface. The hemolysis percentage of pure Mg and MgCa alloys were reduced by SA sterilization, meanwhile the other four sterilization processes increased their hemolysis percentages significantly, especially for the EO sterilization. - Highlights: • The effect of sterilization on surface chemistry and biocompatibility was studied. • Sterilization caused more surface changes on MgCa alloy than pure Mg. • Co60 γ ray radiation is the most appropriate sterilization process

  15. Crystal-field properties of Fe in brucite Mg(OH)2

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    Samples of brucite Mg(OH)2 containing iron are investigated using 57Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy. The values of the isomer shift and the quadrupole splitting, measured at room temperature, are IS = 1.15 mm/s relative to metallic iron and QS = 2.94 mm/s. From these values, iron is deduced to be in a high spin divalent state. From the magnitude of the QS it is inferred that the ground state associated with the crystal-field splitting of the 3d levels for Fe2+ in the trigonally distorted oxygen octahedron is a singlet, in agreement with the results of calculations of this splitting. It is argued that this may lead to an increase of the trigonal distortion and provide an explanation of the anomaly in the c/a lattice parameter ratio observed in Fe(OH)2 in comparison with other compounds forming the brucite structure. (author)

  16. Influence on the transport behaviors of spin-polarized electrons exerted by MgO/NiFe and NiFe/MgO heterointerfaces

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    This work reports on the influence of different MgO/NiFe and NiFe/MgO heterointerfaces on the transport behaviors of spin-polarized electrons. It is found that the NiFe films with MgO underneath exhibit better transport properties than those coated by an MgO layer. The MgO/NiFe interface can significantly enhance the specular reflection of spin-polarized electrons and favor the electronic transport. In contrast, a greater lattice mismatch between NiFe and MgO will emerge because of the epitaxial relationship at the NiFe(111)/MgO(111) interface, with the resultant formation of oxygen-deficient MgOx phase at the NiFe/MgO interface. Significantly diffusive scattering of conduction electrons from such vacancy defects can substantially degrade the electron transport properties. - Highlights: • Multilayers were grown on thermally oxidized Si wafers by magnetron sputtering. • The influence of two heterointerfaces on NiFe films properties was investigated. • The NiFe film with MgO underneath shows better properties than that with MgO coating. • The interface status plays a crucial role in determining the transport properties. • Our study advances understanding of electron transport at metal/oxide interfaces

  17. Influence on the transport behaviors of spin-polarized electrons exerted by MgO/NiFe and NiFe/MgO heterointerfaces

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    Zhao, Chong-Jun [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Wu, Zheng-Long [Analytical and Testing Center, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Zhao, Zhi-Duo [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Ding, Lei [School of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Hainan University, Haikou 570228 (China); Lu, Xiang-An; Li, Xu-Jing; Zhang, Jing-Yan [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Yu, Guang-Hua, E-mail: ghyu@mater.ustb.edu.cn [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-11-15

    This work reports on the influence of different MgO/NiFe and NiFe/MgO heterointerfaces on the transport behaviors of spin-polarized electrons. It is found that the NiFe films with MgO underneath exhibit better transport properties than those coated by an MgO layer. The MgO/NiFe interface can significantly enhance the specular reflection of spin-polarized electrons and favor the electronic transport. In contrast, a greater lattice mismatch between NiFe and MgO will emerge because of the epitaxial relationship at the NiFe(111)/MgO(111) interface, with the resultant formation of oxygen-deficient MgO{sub x} phase at the NiFe/MgO interface. Significantly diffusive scattering of conduction electrons from such vacancy defects can substantially degrade the electron transport properties. - Highlights: • Multilayers were grown on thermally oxidized Si wafers by magnetron sputtering. • The influence of two heterointerfaces on NiFe films properties was investigated. • The NiFe film with MgO underneath shows better properties than that with MgO coating. • The interface status plays a crucial role in determining the transport properties. • Our study advances understanding of electron transport at metal/oxide interfaces.

  18. Collective modes in Ca70Mg30 glass

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    B Y Thakore; P N Gajjar; A R Jani

    2000-02-01

    The self-consistent phonon scheme given by Takeno and Goda, involving multiple scattering and phonon eigen frequencies which are expressed in terms of many-body correlation functions of atoms as well as of interatomic potential in the solids, has been used to generate the collective modes in the Ca70Mg30 glass. A model potential is proposed to describe the effective interaction in the glass. Three different forms of the local field correction functions viz. Hartree, Taylor and Ichimaru and Utsumi are used to examine relative influence of exchange and correlation effects. The phonon frequencies of the longitudinal and transverse modes are computed employing the theoretical formulation of Hubbard and Beeby. The elastic property of the glassy system is then studied using the long wavelength limits of the phonon modes. The theoretical computations reproduce much better dispersion curves (both for the longitudinal and transverse phonons) compared to earlier reports and are found to be in good agreement with the available experimental results due to neutron scattering.

  19. Phonon Dispersion in Ca70Mg30 Metallic Glass

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    Aditya M. Vora

    2006-01-01

    @@ The phonon dispersion curves (PDC) of Ca70Mg30 metallic glass has been studied at room temperature in terms of phonon eigen frequencies of longitudinal and transverse modes employing three different approaches proposed by Hubbard and Beeby (J. Phys. C: Solid State Phys. 13 (1969) 556), Takeno and Goda (Prog. Theor. Phys.45 (1971) 331; 47 (1972) 790) and Bhatia and Singh (Phys. Rev. B 31 (1985) 4751). The well recognized model potential of Gajjar et al. is employed successfully to explain electron-ion interaction in the metallic glass. The effective pair potential is used to generate the pair correlation function g(r). The local field correction function (Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 17 (2003) 6001) is used for the first time to introduce the exchange and correlation effects on the aforesaid properties. The present finjings of PDCs are found to be in agreement with the available theoretical as well as experimental data. The thermodynamic and elastic properties, i.e. longitudinal and transverse sound velocities, isothermal bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio, Young's modulus and Debye temperature, are also investigated successfully.

  20. Multistage growth of Fe-Mg-carpholite and Fe-Mg-chloritoid, from field evidence to thermodynamic modelling

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    Pourteau, Amaury; Bousquet, Romain; Vidal, Olivier; Plunder, Alexis; Duesterhoeft, Erik; Candan, Osman; Oberhänsli, Roland

    2015-04-01

    We provide new insights into the prograde evolution of HP/LT meta-sedimentary rocks on the basis of detailed petrologic examination, element-partitioning analysis, and thermodynamic modelling of well-preserved Fe-Mg-carpholite- and chloritoid-bearing rocks from the Afyon zone (Anatolia). Study samples, stemming from three different areas of the metamorphic belt, include typical quartz-carpholite veins as well as quartz-free and quartz-bearing phyllites. All samples exhibit multiple stages of carpholite, whereas zoning was until now rarely documented in this type of rocks. We document continuous, and discontinuous compositional (ferro-magnesian substitution) zoning of carpholite (overall XMg = 0.27-0.73) and chloritoid (overall XMg = 0.07-0.30), as well as clear equilibrium, and disequilibrium (i.e. reaction-related) textures involving carpholite and chloritoid, which consistently account for the consistent enrichment in Mg of both minerals through time, and the progressive replacement of carpholite by chloritoid. Mg/Fe distribution coefficients calculated between carpholite and chloritoid vary widely within samples (2.2-20.0). Among this range, only values of 7-11 correlate with equilibrium textures, in agreement with data from the literature. Equilibrium phase diagrams for (NaK)FMASH rock compositions are calculated using a newly modified thermodynamic dataset, including most recent data for carpholite, chloritoid, chlorite, and white mica, as well as further refinements for Fe-carpholite, and both chloritoid end-members, as required to reproduce accurately petrologic observations (phase relations, experimental constraints, Mg/Fe partitioning). Modelling reveals that Mg/Fe partitioning between carpholite and chloritoid is greatly sensitive to temperature, and calls for a future evaluation of possible use as a thermometer, valid for blueschist-facies conditions, which has so far been missing. In addition, calculations show significant effective bulk composition

  1. Thermal spin transfer in Fe-MgO-Fe tunnel junctions

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    Jia X; Xia K.; Bauer. G.E.W.

    2011-01-01

    We compute thermal spin transfer torques (TST) in Fe-MgO-Fe tunnel junctions using a first principles wave function-matching method. At room temperature, the TST in a junction with 3 MgO monolayers amounts to 10^-7J/m^2/K, which is estimated to cause magnetization reversal for temperature differences over the barrier of the order of 10 K. The large TST can be explained by multiple scattering between interface states through ultrathin barriers. The angular dependence of the TST can be very ske...

  2. A comparative study of the different sample decomposition procedures for three common lithium minerals: a scheme for the accurate elemental analysis of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Mn, Al, Fe, and Ti using FAAS and ICP-AES

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    An attempt is made for analysis of elemental composition of lithium minerals of standard samples (NBS) available in the laboratory and few samples of lithium minerals collected from field areas of southern region, Bangalore. Common lithium minerals are spodumene, petalite and lepidolite and Li2O values ranges from 4% to 8%. Lithium is considered as one of the important source for fusion technology and having accurate determination of lithium and associated elements viz. Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg etc may be useful in atomic energy. Literature survey indicates that there is no well defined methodology documented for the elemental characterization of spodumene, lepidolite and petalite using FAAS and ICP-AES

  3. Effect of sterilization process on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of pure Mg and MgCa alloys.

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    Liu, X L; Zhou, W R; Wu, Y H; Cheng, Y; Zheng, Y F

    2013-10-01

    The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of various sterilization methods on surface characteristics and biocompatibility of MgCa alloy, with pure Mg as a comparison, including steam autoclave sterilization (SA), ethylene oxide steam sterilization (EO), glutaraldehyde sterilization (GD), dry heat sterilization (DH) and Co60 γ ray radiation sterilization (R) technologies. The surface characterizations were performed by environmental scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, water contact angle and surface free energy measurement, whereas the cytotoxicity and hemocompatibility were evaluated by cellular adhesive experiment, platelet adhesion and hemolysis test. The results showed that the five sterilization processes caused more changes on the surface of MgCa alloy than that on the surface of pure Mg. The GD sterilization caused the most obvious changes on the surface of the pure Mg, and the SA sterilization made the largest alteration on the MgCa alloy surface. The GD and DH sterilization processes could cause increases on surface free energy for both pure Mg and MgCa alloys, while the other three sterilization processes reduced the surface free energy. The DH and GD sterilization processes caused the least alteration on the cell adhesion on pure Mg surface, whereas the EO sterilization performed the greatest impact on the cell adhesion on the Mg-Ca alloy surface. The hemolysis percentage of pure Mg and MgCa alloys were reduced by SA sterilization, meanwhile the other four sterilization processes increased their hemolysis percentages significantly, especially for the EO sterilization. PMID:23910326

  4. The synthesis and characterization of Mg-Zn-Ca alloy by powder metallurgy process

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    Annur, Dhyah; Franciska P., L.; Erryani, Aprilia; Amal, M. Ikhlasul; Sitorus, Lyandra S.; Kartika, Ika

    2016-04-01

    Known for its biodegradation and biocompatible properties, magnesium alloys have gained many interests to be researched as implant material. In this study, Mg-3Zn-1Ca, Mg-29Zn-1Ca, and Mg-53Zn-4.3Ca (in wt%) were synthesized by means of powder metallurgy method. The compression strength and corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy were thoroughly examined. The microstructures of the alloy were characterized using optical microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscope, and also X-ray diffraction analysis. The corrosion resistance were evaluated using electrochemical analysis. The result indicated that Mg- Zn- Ca alloy could be synthesized using powder metallurgy method. This study showed that Mg-29Zn-1Ca would make the highest mechanical strength up to 159.81 MPa. Strengthening mechanism can be explained by precipitation hardening and grain refinement mechanism. Phase analysis had shown the formation of α Mg, MgO, and intermetallic phases: Mg2Zn11 and also Ca2Mg6Zn3. However, when the composition of Zn reach 53% weight, the mechanical strength will be decreasing. In addition, all of Mg-Zn-Ca alloy studied here had better corrosion resistance (Ecorr around -1.4 VSCE) than previous study of Mg. This study indicated that Mg- 29Zn- 1Ca alloy can be further analyzed to be a biodegradable implant material.

  5. Accuracy, standardization, and interlaboratory calibration standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca thermometry

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    Greaves, Mervyn; Barker, Stephen; Daunt, Caroline; Elderfield, Henry

    2005-02-01

    The use of liquid and solid standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca determinations and interlaboratory calibration has been investigated. Preparation of single element standard solutions from primary solid standard material enables the preparation of mixed standard solutions with Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios of known accuracy to better than 0.1%. We also investigated commercial reference materials to determine whether existing carbonate standards could be used as reference material for Mg/Ca determinations in foraminiferal calcite. We propose that, in the absence of a pure calcium carbonate standard certified for Mg/Ca, ECRM 752-1, a limestone CRM containing Mg/Ca within the range of typical foraminifera, is a suitable solid standard for interlaboratory calibration. Replicate Mg/Ca determinations showed that, provided silicate phases are removed by centrifugation, this material is homogenous within the precision of daily instrumental Mg/Ca determinations over a range of sample weights from 10 to 1000 mg, taken from two separate bottles of ECRM 752-1. Results gave an average value of Mg/Ca = 3.75 mmol/mol (0.015 s.d., 0.41% r.s.d.) on 118 determinations from the two bottles.

  6. Structural stability of intermetallic compounds of Mg-Al-Ca alloy

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    ZHOU Dian-wu; LIU Jin-shui; ZHANG Jian; PENG Ping

    2007-01-01

    A first-principles plane-wave pseudopotential method based on the density functional theory was used to investigate the energetic and electronic structures of intermetallic compounds of Mg-Al-Ca alloy, such as Al2Ca, Al4Ca and Mg2Ca. The negative formation heat, the cohesive energies and Gibbs energies of these compounds were estimated from the electronic structure calculations, and their structural stability was also analyzed. The results show that Al2Ca phase has the strongest alloying ability as well as the highest structural stability, next Al4Ca, finally Mg2Ca. After comparing the density of states of Al2Ca, Al4Ca and Mg2Ca phases, it is found that the highest structural stability of Al2Ca is attributed to an increase in the bonding electron numbers in lower energy range below Fermi level, which mainly originates from the contribution of valence electron numbers of Ca(s) and Ca(p) orbits, while the lowest structural stability of Mg2Ca is resulted from the least bonding electron numbers near Fermi level.

  7. Interlaboratory comparison study of calibration standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca thermometry

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    Greaves, M.; Caillon, N.; Rebaubier, H.; Bartoli, G.; Bohaty, S.; Cacho, I.; Clarke, L.; Cooper, M.; Daunt, C.; Delaney, M.; Demenocal, P.; Dutton, A.; Eggins, S.; Elderfield, H.; Garbe-Schoenberg, D.; Goddard, E.; Green, D.; Groeneveld, J.; Hastings, D.; Hathorne, E.; Kimoto, K.; Klinkhammer, G.; Labeyrie, L.; Lea, D. W.; Marchitto, T.; MartíNez-Botí, M. A.; Mortyn, P. G.; Ni, Y.; Nuernberg, D.; Paradis, G.; Pena, L.; Quinn, T.; Rosenthal, Y.; Russell, A.; Sagawa, T.; Sosdian, S.; Stott, L.; Tachikawa, K.; Tappa, E.; Thunell, R.; Wilson, P. A.

    2008-08-01

    An interlaboratory study of Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios in three commercially available carbonate reference materials (BAM RS3, CMSI 1767, and ECRM 752-1) was performed with the participation of 25 laboratories that determine foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios worldwide. These reference materials containing Mg/Ca in the range of foraminiferal calcite (0.8 mmol/mol to 6 mmol/mol) were circulated with a dissolution protocol for analysis. Participants were asked to make replicate dissolutions of the powdered samples and to analyze them using the instruments and calibration standards routinely used in their laboratories. Statistical analysis was performed in accordance with the International Standardization Organization standard 5725, which is based on the analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique. Repeatability (RSDr%), an indicator of intralaboratory precision, for Mg/Ca determinations in solutions after centrifuging increased with decreasing Mg/Ca, ranging from 0.78% at Mg/Ca = 5.56 mmol/mol to 1.15% at Mg/Ca = 0.79 mmol/mol. Reproducibility (RSDR%), an indicator of the interlaboratory method precision, for Mg/Ca determinations in centrifuged solutions was noticeably worse than repeatability, ranging from 4.5% at Mg/Ca = 5.56 mmol/mol to 8.7% at Mg/Ca = 0.79 mmol/mol. Results of this study show that interlaboratory variability is dominated by inconsistencies among instrument calibrations and highlight the need to improve interlaboratory compatibility. Additionally, the study confirmed the suitability of these solid standards as reference materials for foraminiferal Mg/Ca (and Sr/Ca) determinations, provided that appropriate procedures are adopted to minimize and to monitor possible contamination from silicate mineral phases.

  8. Study of chromites YbMIICr2O5,5 (MII - Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba by X-ray diffraction

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Compounds of composition YbMeMnFeO5,5 (Me – Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba are synthesized from Yb2O3, , Cr2O3 and MgCO3, CaCO3, SrCO3, BaCO3 by solid phase method. X-ray powder diffraction showed that the compound YbMgCr2O5,5, YbCaCr2O5,5, YbSrCr2O5,5, YbBaCr2O5,5 crystallizes in the tetragonal crystal system.

  9. North Atlantic Globorotalia inflata coretop Mg/Ca calibrations and temperature reconstructions over Termination I

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    Mg/Ca ratios from planktonic foraminifera are widely used as an independent proxy for ocean temperature. The choice of calibration is vital for reconstructing meaningful temperatures. We present preliminary results based on a new Mg/Ca-temperature calibration (Mg/Ca = 0.92e0.039T) for the thermocline-dwelling foraminifera Globorotalia inflata, derived using a suite of North Atlantic coretops. The downcore Mg/Ca record from core SU90-03 (400N, 320W) was used to compare how our new and existing calibrations performed for the Holocene and over the large scale change associated with Termination I.

  10. Comparing the Electrochemical Performance of LiFePO4/C Modified by Mg Doping and MgO Coating

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Supervalent cation doping and metal oxide coating are the most efficacious and popular methods to optimize the property of LiFePO4 lithium battery material. Mg-doped and MgO-coated LiFePO4/C were synthesized to analyze their individual influence on the electrochemical performance of active material. The specific capacity and rate capability of LiFePO4/C are improved by both MgO coating and Mg doping, especially the Mg-doped sample—Li0.985Mg0.015FePO4/C, whose discharge capacity is up to 163 mAh g−1, 145.5 mAh g−1, 128.3 mAh g−1, and 103.7 mAh g−1 at 1 C, 2 C, 5 C, and 10 C, respectively. The cyclic life of electrode is obviously increased by MgO surface modification, and the discharge capacity retention rate of sample LiFePO4/C-MgO2.5 is up to 104.2% after 100 cycles. Comparing samples modified by these two methods, Mg doping is more prominent on prompting the capacity and rate capability of LiFePO4, while MgO coating is superior in terms of improving cyclic performance.

  11. Tailoring Interlayer Exchange Coupling of Ferromagnetic Films Across MgO with Fe Nanoclusters

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    Wong, Jared J. I.; Ramirez, Luciana; Swartz, A. G.; HOFF A.; Han, Wei; LI Yan; Kawakami, R. K.

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the interlayer exchange coupling in Fe/MgO/Fe and Fe/MgO/Co systems with magnetic Fe nanoclusters embedded in the MgO spacer. Samples are grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and utilize wedged MgO films to independently vary the film thickness and the position of the Fe nanoclusters. Depending on the position of the Fe nanoclusters, the bilinear coupling (J1) exhibits strong variations in magnitude and can even switch between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic. This effect i...

  12. High-pressure polymorphs of iron-rich (Mg, Fe)SiO3 and FeGeO3 perovskite and post-perovskite. Takamitsu Yamanaka1, Wendy L. Mao2, P. Ganesh1, Luke Shulenburger1, Ho-kwang Mao1 and Russell J. Hemley1 1Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Washington, D.C. 20015 2 Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

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    Yamanaka, T.; Mao, W. L.; Shulenburger, L.; Ganesh, P.; Mao, H.; Hemley, R. J.

    2010-12-01

    Discovery of a high-pressure post-perovskite phase transition of MgSiO3 opened a new paradigm for understanding the deepest region of the core-mantle boundary and the D’’ region. The structure was found to be Cmcm space group as same structure as CaIrO3. However, we discovered a new structure for the post-perovskite phase of iron rich magnesium silicate at the Earth’s core-mantle boundary. The different structure will lead to better understanding of existing anomalies in the shear wave velocities at the D’’ layer. Our discovery of a new structure also gives a much simpler picture of the spin state of the D’’ layer. We used a combination of high-pressure/high-temperature experimental techniques including X-ray diffraction and X-ray emission spectra in conjunction with first-principles calculations to study the Fe-rich phase of magnesium silicate. We find a new structure with a Pmcm space group which differs distinctly from the assumed CaIrO3 structure in which it has two distinct sites for the metal ions (iron and magnesium) as opposed to having a random distribution of the metal ions which would make the two sites crystallographically equivalent. This result is also of primary importance in the understanding of the spin state of the silicate phase. From X-ray emission studies we find that iron exists in two distinct populations, one with high spin and one with low spin rather than being in an intermediate spin state (J.F. Lin et al, 2008). Furthermore, the abundance of these populations is equivalent to the site occupancies found through the structural refinement of the X-ray diffraction data. These findings have important implications for Earth’s D” layer and core-mantle boundary,. Because the stabilities of perovskite structures are closely related to the ratio of the radii composing ABO3 compounds, the tolerance factor can be a good indicator to predict high-pressure sequence of transformation and decompression process of ABO3 compounds. In

  13. Structures of pure and Ca-segregated MgO (001) surfaces

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    Yanfa, Y; Pennycook, S J; Pantelides, S T

    1999-01-01

    The structures of pure and Ca-segregated MgO (001) surfaces have been studied using first-principles density functional theory. The relaxation and rumpling for the pure surface are found to be 0.48 and 1.62, respectively. Ca segregation significantly modifies the surface structure. The surface-segregated Ca atoms protrude outwards owing to the size mismatch between Ca and Mg. Consequently, their nearest neighbor oxygen atoms are pulled up. The value of the protrusion of Ca atoms is strongly dependent on the Ca coverage of the surface. (18 refs).

  14. Microstructure analysis and corrosion behavior of biodegradable Mg-Ca implant alloys

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    Highlights: → Evaluation of corrosion mechanism and solidification behavior of Mg-xCa. → Microstructure of Mg-xCa alloys were characterized by XRD, OM, SEM and EDS. → Thermal analysis of alloys was carried out by computer aided cooling curve analysis. → The addition of Ca content increase Mg2Ca lead to increasing corrosion rate. -- Abstract: The calcium content in binary Mg-xCa alloys affects the microstructure, corrosion and solidification behavior of the alloys. In this study, binary Mg-xCa alloys with various Ca contents from 0.5 to 10 wt.% were produced by casting process. Microstructural evolutions were characterized by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Solidification behavior was assessed via two thermocouple thermal analysis method. The corrosion resistance was examined in vitro by potentiodynamic polarization and immersion test in Kokubo solution at room temperature. The results revealed that the grain size and dendrite cell size decreased significantly with rising Ca content, whilst the content of Mg2Ca intermetallic phase in grain boundaries increased with increasing Ca content. Potentiodynamic polarization tests in simulated body fluid (SBF) indicated that corrosion rates of Mg-xCa alloy increased significantly with rising Ca content. Immersion tests in Kokubo solution also showed that dissolution rate of Mg-xCa alloy increased with increasing Mg2Ca content which lead to an increase in pH value. It was observed that corrosion damage in specimens with lower Ca content was more moderate and uniform than higher Ca content. Thermal analysis results showed that the fraction of primary α-Mg at dendrite coherency point (fαDCP) decreased with increasing Ca content but the liquid fraction fL increased causing the rise in eutectic Mg2Ca intermetallic phase in grain boundaries, thus increasing the corrosion rate. Our analyses showed that Mg-0.5Ca alloy is a promising alloy to be

  15. Perpendicular magnetization of Co20Fe50Ge30 films induced by MgO interface

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    Ding, Manli; Poon, S. Joseph

    2013-01-01

    Epitaxial growth of Co20Fe50Ge30 thin film on single crystal MgO (001) substrate is reported. Structure characterization revealed (001)-oriented B2 order of CoFeGe well lattice matched with the MgO barrier. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) was achieved in the MgO/CoFeGe/MgO structure with an optimized magnetic anisotropy energy density (K) of 3 106 erg/cm3. The magnetic anisotropy is found to depend strongly on the thickness of the MgO and CoFeGe layers, indicating that the PMA of CoFe...

  16. Biodiesel production from soybean and Jatropha oils by magnetic CaFe2O4–Ca2Fe2O5-based catalyst

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    Heterogeneous CaFe2O4–Ca2Fe2O5-based catalyst with weak magnetism was prepared by co-precipitation and calcination. It was characterized by various techniques including X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and temperature programmed desorption method. Its active components were identified as mainly Ca–Fe composite oxides such as CaFe2O4 for transesterification. The magnetism was further strengthened by reducing its component of Fe2O3 to Fe3O4–Fe under H2 atmosphere for better magnetic separation. Both catalysts were used for the catalytic transesterification of soybean and Jatropha oils to biodiesel. The highest biodiesel yields for soybean oil of 85.4% and 83.5% were obtained over the weak and strong magnetic catalysts, respectively under the optimized conditions (373 K, 30 min, 15/1 methanol/oil molar ratio and 4 wt% catalyst). The catalysts could be recycled three times. Biodiesel production from pretreated Jatropha oil was tested with the magnetic CaFe2O4–Ca2Fe2O5–Fe3O4–Fe catalyst, and 78.2% biodiesel yield was obtained. The magnetic CaFe2O4–Ca2Fe2O5-based catalyst shows a potential application for the green production of biodiesel. - Highlights: • Magnetic catalyst was prepared by co-precipitation, calcination and reduction. • The catalyst was composed of CaFe2O4–Ca2Fe2O5–Fe3O4–Fe. • Biodiesel yields of 83.5% and 78.2% were achieved for soybean and Jatropha oils. • The catalyst was easily separated by a magnet and used for three cycles

  17. Effect of CaO composition on oxidation and burning behaviors of AM50 Mg alloy

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    Jin-Kyu LEE; Shae K. KIM

    2011-01-01

    Oxidation and burning behaviors were studied for CaO added AM50 Mg composites which were manufactured by conventional melting and casting processes without SF6 protective gas. CaO added AM50 Mg composites show the stable oxidation resistance. while AM50 Mg alloys show the poor oxidation resistance. The effects of CaO addition on the burning resistance under ambient, nitrogen and dry air atmospheres were examined for CaO added AM50 Mg composites. With increasing CaO addition, the burning temperature increases under ambient, nitrogen and dry air atmospheres. The burning temperatures of small test specimen under all conditions greatly increase even by 0.3% CaO (mass fraction) addition into AM50 Mg alloys.

  18. Review: the effects of secular variation in seawater Mg/Ca on marine biocalcification

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Synchronized transitions in the polymorph mineralogy of the major reef-building and sediment-producing calcareous marine organisms and abiotic CaCO3 precipitates (ooids, marine cements throughout Phanerozoic time is believed to have been caused by tectonically-induced variations in seawater molar Mg/Ca (>2="aragonite seas"; <2="calcite seas". Here, I review a series of experiments in which extant calcifying taxa were reared in experimental seawater formulated over the range of mMg/Ca ratios (1.0 to 5.2 that occurred throughout their geologic history.

    Aragonite-secreting bryopsidalean algae and scleractinian corals and calcite-secreting coccolithophores exhibited higher rates of calcification and growth in the experimental seawaters that favored their skeletal mineral. These results support the assertion that seawater Mg/Ca played an important role in determining which hypercalcifying marine organisms were the major reef-builders and sediment-producers throughout Earth history. The observation that primary production increased along with calcification in mineralogically-favorable seawater is consistent with the hypothesis that calcification promotes photosynthesis within autotrophs through the liberation of CO2.

    The Mg/Ca ratio of calcite secreted by the coccolithophores, coralline algae and reef-dwelling animals (crustacea, urchins, calcareous tube worms declined with reductions in seawater Mg/Ca. Calcifying microbial biofilms varied their mineral polymorph with seawater Mg/Ca (mMg/Ca<2=low Mg calc; mMg/Ca>2=arag+high Mg calc, suggesting a nearly abiotic mode of calcification. These results indicate that biomineralogical control can be partially overridden by ambient seawater Mg/Ca and suggests that modern high Mg calcite organisms probably secreted low Mg calcite in calcite seas of the past. Notably, Mg fractionation in autotrophic organisms was more strongly influenced by changes in

  19. Effect of solution treatment on Mg galvanic anodes in CaSo4-Mg (OH)2 aqueous solution

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    The effect of heat treatment on the Mg anode was investigated in CaSO4-Mg(OH)2 aqueous solution. The Mg sample was solutionised at 150 degree Celsius, pure and untreated Mg anodes were also studied as a reference. EOC and Tafel corrosion rate was determined by mean of potentiostat. It was found that solution treatment was significantly affecting the performance of Mg anode where it EOC was electro negatively increases to -1.6404 VSCE and the Tafel corrosion rate reduces to 12.23 mpy. (author)

  20. Improvement of Corrosion Resistance of Binary Mg-Ca Alloys Using Duplex Aluminum-Chromium Coatings

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    Daroonparvar, Mohammadreza; Yajid, Muhamad Azizi Mat; Yusof, Noordin Mohd; Bakhsheshi-Rad, Hamid Reza; Adabi, Mohsen; Hamzah, Esah; Kamali, Hussein Ali

    2015-07-01

    Al-AlCr was coated on Mg-Ca and Mg-Zn-Ce-La alloys using physical vapor deposition method. The surface morphology of the specimens was characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The AFM results indicated that the average surface roughness of Al-AlCr coating on the Mg-Ca alloy is much lower than that of Al-AlCr coating on the Mg-Zn-Ce-La alloy. However, Al-AlCr coating on the Mg-Ca alloy presented a more compact structure with fewer pores, pinholes, and cracks than Al-AlCr coating on the Mg-Zn-Ce-La alloy. Electrochemical studies revealed that the novel coating (Al-AlCr) can remarkably reduce the corrosion rate of the Mg-Ca alloy in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. It was seen that the anodic current density of the Al-AlCr-coated Mg-Ca alloy was very small when compared to the Al-AlCr-coated Mg-Zn-Ce-La and uncoated alloys. Impedance modulus ( Z) of the Al-AlCr-coated samples was higher than that of the bare Mg alloys. Z of Al-AlCr-coated Mg-Ca alloy was higher than that of the Al-AlCr-coated Mg-Zn-Ce-La alloy at low frequency.

  1. The synthesis and hydrogen storage properties of pure nanostructured Mg2FeH6

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    In this work, pure nanostructured Mg2FeH6 is successfully synthesized by sintering of a mixture of 2Mg + Fe nanoparticles. The successful preparation of pure Mg2FeH6 can be attributed to the small particle sizes of Mg and Fe nanoparticles prepared by hydrogen plasma-metal reaction (HPMR), which benefits the synthesis. The hydrogen storage properties of Mg2FeH6 and the synthesis mechanism of the Mg-Fe-H system are studied. The sample desorbs 5.0 wt% of hydrogen rapidly in 6 min under an initial hydrogen pressure of ∼ 100 Pa at 623 K. The enthalpy and entropy of the reaction are deduced from the equilibrium plateau pressures of the desorption isotherms. The obtained Mg2FeH6 shows favorable hydrogen storage properties due to the specific nanostructure of the materials.

  2. The interaction of Fe thin layers between MgO(100)-MgO and MgO(100)-Ag surfaces

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    Dézsi, I.; Fetzer, Cs.; Tanczikó, F.; Nakanishi, A.; Kobayashi, T.

    2011-01-01

    The atomic interaction and magnetic properties of ultrathin Fe films grown on cleaved and polished MgO(100) surfaces were studied by conversion electron M\\"{o}ssbauer spectroscopy (CEMS) in broad temperature range. Fe with different layer thickness was deposited on MgO substrates. The layers were formed on polished and cleaved substrate surfaces at RT. The analysis of the spectra showed no Fe-O$^{2-}$ interaction in MgO/Fe interface. Iron layers showed different magnetic anisotropy depending ...

  3. Acid-base status determines the renal expression of Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport proteins.

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    Nijenhuis, T.; Renkema, K.Y.R.; Hoenderop, J.G.J.; Bindels, R.J.M.

    2006-01-01

    Chronic metabolic acidosis results in renal Ca2+ and Mg2+ wasting, whereas chronic metabolic alkalosis is known to exert the reverse effects. It was hypothesized that these adaptations are mediated at least in part by the renal Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport proteins. The aim of this study, therefore, was

  4. Analysis of Ca and Mg in blood of golden hamster using NAA technique

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    Aguiar, Rodrigo O.; Zamboni, Cibele B.; Medeiros, Jose A.G. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN-CNEN/SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], e-mail: rodrigoaguiar@usp.br, e-mail: czamboni@ipen.br, e-mail: jageiros@yahoo.com.br

    2009-07-01

    Neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique has been used to determine simultaneously Ca and Mg concentrations in whole blood of Golden Hamster. The reference values for Ca (0.17 - 0.29 gL{sup -1} ) and Mg (0.042 - 0.074 gL{sup -1} ) can be used to performed biochemistry investigation using whole blood. (author)

  5. Analysis of Ca and Mg in blood of golden hamster using NAA technique

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    Neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique has been used to determine simultaneously Ca and Mg concentrations in whole blood of Golden Hamster. The reference values for Ca (0.17 - 0.29 gL-1 ) and Mg (0.042 - 0.074 gL-1 ) can be used to performed biochemistry investigation using whole blood. (author)

  6. High-pressure X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy of CaFe2O4-type β-CaCr2O4

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    Zhai, Shuangmeng; Yin, Yuan; Shieh, Sean R.; Shan, Shuangming; Xue, Weihong; Wang, Ching-Pao; Yang, Ke; Higo, Yuji

    2016-04-01

    In situ high-pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopic studies of orthorhombic CaFe2O4-type β-CaCr2O4 chromite were carried out up to 16.2 and 32.0 GPa at room temperature using multi-anvil apparatus and diamond anvil cell, respectively. No phase transition was observed in this study. Fitting a third-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state to the P-V data yields a zero-pressure volume of V 0 = 286.8(1) Å3, an isothermal bulk modulus of K 0 = 183(5) GPa and the first pressure derivative of isothermal bulk modulus K 0' = 4.1(8). Analyses of axial compressibilities show anisotropic elasticity for β-CaCr2O4 since the a-axis is more compressible than the b- and c-axis. Based on the obtained and previous results, the compressibility of several CaFe2O4-type phases was compared. The high-pressure Raman spectra of β-CaCr2O4 were analyzed to determine the pressure dependences and mode Grüneisen parameters of Raman-active bands. The thermal Grüneisen parameter of β-CaCr2O4 is determined to be 0.93(2), which is smaller than those of CaFe2O4-type CaAl2O4 and MgAl2O4.

  7. Epitaxial growth of MgO and Fe/MgO/Fe magnetic tunnel junctions on (100)-Si by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Epitaxial growth of MgO barrier on Si is of technological importance due to the symmetry filtering effect of the MgO barrier in conjunction with bcc-ferromagnets. We study the epitaxial growth of MgO on (100)-Si by molecular beam epitaxy. MgO matches Si with 4:3 cell ratio, which renders Fe to be 45 deg. rotated relative to Si, in sharp contrast to the direct epitaxial growth of Fe on Si. The compressive strains from Si lead to the formation of small angle grain boundaries in MgO below 5 nm, and also affect the transport characteristics of Fe/MgO/Fe magnetic tunnel junctions formed on top

  8. Ca(2+) -Induced Oxygen Generation by FeO4 (2-) at pH 9-10.

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    Ma, Li; Lam, William W Y; Lo, Po-Kam; Lau, Kai-Chung; Lau, Tai-Chu

    2016-02-01

    Although FeO4 (2-) (ferrate(IV)) is a very strong oxidant that readily oxidizes water in acidic medium, at pH 9-10 it is relatively stable (reaction has the following rate law: d[O2 ]/dt=kCa [Ca(2+) ][FeO4 (2-) ](2) . (18) O-labeling experiments show that both O atoms in O2 come from FeO4 (2-) . These results together with DFT calculations suggest that the function of Ca(2+) is to facilitate O-O coupling between two FeO4 (2-) ions by bridging them together. Similar activating effects are also observed with Mg(2+) and Sr(2+) . PMID:26798981

  9. Moessbauer and XRD investigations of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) with varying Mg/Fe ratios

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    Sipiczki, Monika [University of Szeged, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (Hungary); Kuzmann, Erno, E-mail: kuzmann@ludens.elte.hu; Homonnay, Zoltan [Eoetvoes Lorand University, Institute of Chemistry (Hungary); Megyeri, Jozsef [Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary); Kovacs, Krisztina [Eoetvoes Lorand University, Institute of Chemistry (Hungary); Palinko, Istvan [University of Szeged, Department of Organic Chemistry (Hungary); Sipos, Pal [University of Szeged, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (Hungary)

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    The effects of the Mg(II)/Fe(III) ratio on the structure and Fe microenvironments in MgFe LDH substances were investigated. The LDHs were prepared by the co-precipitation method with Mg(II)/Fe(III) ratios from 2:1 to 6:1. The materials were characterized by {sup 57}Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffractometry. The {sup 57}Fe Moessbauer spectra exhibited asymmetric doublet corresponding to high-spin Fe(III) microenvironments in all LDH structure. It was found that the quadrupole splitting decreased with increasing Mg(II)/Fe(III)ratio reflecting change in the electric field gradient due to the incorporation of different amounts of iron into the Mg-containing layers.

  10. Corrosion Mechanism of MgO-CaO Brick for AOD Furnace

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    WANG Jiandong; GE Changchun; SHEN Weiping

    2006-01-01

    Residual MgO-CaO brick after being used in AOD furnace was determined by OM, SEM and EDAX. Corrosion mechanism of MgO-CaO brick as furnace lining was studied. Results show that: The corrosion of MgOCaO brick is mainly attributed to the solution and infiltration of silicate liquid phase. Transverse cracks between reacted zone and original zone are parallel to the working face, which is an important factor for deteriorating the corrosion of MgO-CaO bricks.

  11. Precipitation of prismatic plates in Mg-0.3Ca alloys with In additions

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    In Mg alloys, prismatic plates are predicted to be more effective for age hardening compared with the basal plates that are commonly observed in Mg-rare earth (RE) or Mg-Ca alloys with Zn. This study reports that a high number density of thin prismatic plates can be precipitated in Mg-0.3Ca alloy by microalloying with In, resulting in an enhanced age-hardening response three times higher than that for the binary alloy. The precipitates are composed of three {1 0 1-bar 0} prismatic planes enriched with Ca and In.

  12. FeGa/MgO/Fe/GaAs(001) magnetic tunnel junction: Growth and magnetic properties

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    Research on spintronics and on multiferroics leads now to the possibility of combining the properties of these materials in order to develop new functional devices. Here we report the integration of a layer of magnetostrictive material into a magnetic tunnel junction. A FeGa/MgO/Fe heterostructure has been grown on a GaAs(001) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). The comparison between magneto optical Kerr effect (MOKE) measurements and hysteresis performed in total electron yield allowed distinguishing the ferromagnetic hysteresis loop of the FeGa top layer from that of the Fe buried layer, evidencing a different switching field of the two layers. This observation indicates an absence of magnetic coupling between the two ferromagnetic layers despite the thickness of the MgO barrier of only 2.5 nm. The in-plane magnetic anisotropy has also been investigated. Overall results show the good quality of the heterostructure and the general feasibility of such a device using magnetostrictive materials in magnetic tunnel junction

  13. FeGa/MgO/Fe/GaAs(001) magnetic tunnel junction: Growth and magnetic properties

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    Gobaut, B., E-mail: benoit.gobaut@elettra.eu [Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., S.S. 14-km 163.5, Area Science Park, 34012 Trieste (Italy); Ciprian, R.; Salles, B.R.; Krizmancic, D. [Laboratorio TASC, IOM-CNR, S.S. 14-km 163.5, Basovizza, 34149 Trieste (Italy); Rossi, G. [Laboratorio TASC, IOM-CNR, S.S. 14-km 163.5, Basovizza, 34149 Trieste (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Panaccione, G. [Laboratorio TASC, IOM-CNR, S.S. 14-km 163.5, Basovizza, 34149 Trieste (Italy); Eddrief, M.; Marangolo, M. [Sorbonne Universites, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7588, INSP, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (France); CNRS, UMR 7588, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (France); Torelli, P. [Laboratorio TASC, IOM-CNR, S.S. 14-km 163.5, Basovizza, 34149 Trieste (Italy)

    2015-06-01

    Research on spintronics and on multiferroics leads now to the possibility of combining the properties of these materials in order to develop new functional devices. Here we report the integration of a layer of magnetostrictive material into a magnetic tunnel junction. A FeGa/MgO/Fe heterostructure has been grown on a GaAs(001) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). The comparison between magneto optical Kerr effect (MOKE) measurements and hysteresis performed in total electron yield allowed distinguishing the ferromagnetic hysteresis loop of the FeGa top layer from that of the Fe buried layer, evidencing a different switching field of the two layers. This observation indicates an absence of magnetic coupling between the two ferromagnetic layers despite the thickness of the MgO barrier of only 2.5 nm. The in-plane magnetic anisotropy has also been investigated. Overall results show the good quality of the heterostructure and the general feasibility of such a device using magnetostrictive materials in magnetic tunnel junction.

  14. Effect of Nano Scale Fe Doping on Superconducting Properties of MgB2

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    S. X. Dou; Soltanian, S.; Zhao, Y.; Getin, E.; Chen, Z.; Horvat, J.

    2004-01-01

    Iron is an important sheath material for fabrication of MgB2 wires. However, the effect of Fe doping on the superconducting properties of MgB2 remains controversial. In this work, we present results of nano-scale Fe particle doping in to MgB2. The Fe doping experiments were performed using both bulk and thin film form. It was found that Fe doping did not affect the lattice parameters of MgB2, as evidenced by the lack of change in the XRD peak positions for MgB2. Because of the high reactivity...

  15. Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial Fe/MgO films on GaAs(001)

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    Magnetic and structural properties of Fe films grown on MgO buffered GaAs(001) substrates were investigated. Structural analysis using a transmission electron microscope shows that the Fe/MgO/GaAs system is fully epitaxial when MgO is grown at high temperature (∼350 °C). A two-fold uniaxial magnetic anisotropy along the Fe[100]//GaAs[1-10] was found for the epitaxial Fe/MgO/GaAs system using magnetic hysteresis loop measurements and magnetic domain imaging. However Fe grown on room temperature deposited MgO shows amorphous island morphology with discrete boundary, and no magnetic anisotropy was found. - Highlights: • Fe/MgO films were grown on GaAs(001) substrates. • The Fe and MgO films were epitaxial when the MgO was grown at high temperature. • The Fe and MgO films were amorphous when the MgO was grown at room temperature. • The epitaxial Fe/MgO/GaAs system shows a uniaxial magnetic anisotropy

  16. On the quality of molecular-beam epitaxy grown Fe/MgO and Co/MgO(001) interfaces

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    We investigated in detail the structural, chemical, and magnetic properties of Fe at the interface with MgO. The samples were grown by molecular-beam epitaxy and analyzed by using reflection high-energy electron diffraction, scanning tunneling microscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), x-ray-absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements. We discuss the presence or absence of C and O contaminants at the surface of the metallic film. We actually show that when growing the first Fe layer on the initial MgO substrate, a carbon contamination at the surface of the annealed Fe layer is observed leading to a C(2x2) surface structure. We propose a method to eliminate this carbon contamination and to get interfaces free of carbon. On the other hand, we observed that the reactivity of the Fe surface to oxygen contamination is greatly influenced by the presence of carbon or absence on the surface. The influence of oxygen adsorption at the Fe surface on the MgO growth will also be discussed. Concerning the hybridization between Fe or Co with MgO, XPS, and XAS-XMCD analyses clearly demonstrate that the charge transfer is weak, and that the magnetization at the interface is larger than in bulk (3μB/at for Fe). With such clean interfaces, reproducible magnetoresistance equal to 160% are obtained on Fe/MgO(3 nm)/Fe(001) 100x100 μm2 tunnel junctions at room temperature in our laboratory. Finally, we show that pollution at the bottom Fe/MgO interface modify drastically spin-dependent tunneling properties

  17. Foram Farming in the Mid-Continent: Culturing Low-Mg Benthic Foraminifera to Calibrate the Mg/Ca Paleothermometer

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    Jennings, D.; Hasiuk, F.; Thomas, E.; Varekamp, J. C.

    2014-12-01

    The initiation of Cenozoic continental ice sheets and the history of their growth/decay is difficult to reconstruct because of the mixed effects of polar ice volume and temperature on benthic foraminiferal oxygen isotope values. Coupled measurements of foraminiferal δ18O and Mg/Ca are a promising tool to unlock the history of past continental glaciation by calculating the oxygen isotopic composition of paleo-seawater. This method has been applied on Quaternary timescales with success, but uncertainty about secular changes in seawater Mg/Ca and potential changes in carbonate saturation have produced varying results with deeper time data. Currently, no experimentally-calibrated model explains how the Mg/Ca of low-Mg calcite, such as secreted by benthic foraminifera, responds to variations in seawater temperature and Mg/Ca. Our "Foram Farm" is a culture system for low-Mg calcite benthic foraminifera, composed of a colony and an experimental line. Currently, the colony hosts several species of rotaliids, miliolids, and buliminids obtained from Qatar, the Dominican Republic, Scotland, and Long Island Sound, USA. In addition, two tanks contain "live sand," a mixture of sandy material and seawater obtained from tropical reefs, and commonly used to condition hobbyist saltwater aquaria. This sand contains foraminifera and numerous other microorganisms. "Live sand" could be a source for cheap and easy to obtain test subjects. The foram farm gives access to a constant supply and variety of test subjects for the experimental line, which consists of several analytical refrigerators with varying temperatures. Each refrigerator houses petri dishes where forams are grown in water with varying Mg/Ca compositions. Elphidium excavatum, a well-researched, eurytopic taxon, will be the first to be cultured in the experimental line. After growing under experimental conditions, specimens will be analyzed using LA-ICP-MS, in order to model effects of seawater T and Mg/Ca on foram Mg/Ca

  18. Microstructural evaluation of oxide layers in CaO-added Mg alloys

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    Highlights: • Oxidation layer thickness of CaO added AM60 increases with increasing amounts of CaO. • Effect of CaO is that the columnar grains on AM60 grow along the [1 0 0]MgO. • A initial oxidation layer thickness and ignition temperature is closely connected. • The columnar oxide layer formed due to Ca, which dissolved from CaO. - Abstract: A transmission electron microscopy analysis was conducted on the oxide layers of Mg–5.5Al–0.25Mn (AM60) alloys with different levels of CaO content formed in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) system at 450 °C for 7 h. It was found that the oxide layer in AM60 + CaO grew as a columnar structure and, resultantly, that the oxide layers had different thicknesses with different levels of CaO content. The columnar oxide grains that were formed on the Mg + CaO alloy grew on the [1 0 0]MgO, resulting in a more compact and thicker initial oxide layer compared to the normal oxide layer. The columnar growth of the oxide layer in AM60 + CaO formed due to the Ca, which dissolved from CaO

  19. Fe-bearing MgSiO3 perovskite up to the Earth's lower mantle conditions

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    We investigated structural and electronic behaviors of Fe-MgSiO3 under pressure up to that in the Earth's lower mantle using the first-principles theory. The Fe- MgSiO3 crystals have phase transform from the orthorhombic perovskite (OPv) structure into the orthorhombic post-perovskite (OPPv) phase and the transition pressure decreasing with increasing Fe concentration. Electronic transitions occur in the pressure range of about 70 to 90 GPa for an (Mg,Fe)(Si,Fe)O3 OPv crystal, in which the moment of the Fe4+ ion decreases gradually to zero at which the magnetic moment of the Fe2+ ion becomes zero. That electronic transition provides the possible mechanism to understand experiments. Keywords: Fe-MgSiO3, pressure, Earth's lower mantle, first-principles theory. (Author) 10 refs.

  20. Thermoelectric properties of Zintl compound Ca1-xNaxMg2Bi1.98

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    Shuai, Jing; Kim, Hee Seok; Liu, Zihang; He, Ran; Sui, Jiehe; Ren, Zhifeng

    2016-05-01

    Motivated by good thermoelectric performance of Bi-based Zintl compounds Ca1-xYbxMg2Biy, we further studied the thermoelectric properties of Zintl compound CaMg2Bi1.98 by doping Na into Ca as Ca1-xNaxMg2Bi1.98 via mechanical alloying and hot pressing. We found that the electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, power factor, and carrier concentration can be effectively adjusted by tuning the Na concentration. Transport measurement and calculations revealed that an optimal doping of 0.5 at. % Na achieved better average ZT and efficiency. The enhancement in thermoelectric performance is attributed to the increased carrier concentration and power factor. The low cost and nontoxicity of Ca1-xNaxMg2Bi1.98 makes it a potentially promising thermoelectric material for power generation in the mid-temperature range.

  1. Timing and mechanism for intratest Mg/Ca variability in a living planktic foraminifer

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    Spero, Howard J.; Eggins, Stephen M.; Russell, Ann D.; Vetter, Lael; Kilburn, Matt R.; Hönisch, Bärbel

    2015-01-01

    Geochemical observations indicate that planktic foraminifer test Mg/Ca is heterogeneous in many species, thereby challenging its use as a paleotemperature proxy for paleoceanographic reconstructions. We present Mg/Ca and Ba/Ca data collected by laser ablation ICP-MS from the shells of Orbulina universa cultured in controlled laboratory experiments. Test calcite was labeled with Ba-spiked seawater for 12 h day or night calcification periods to quantify the timing of intratest Mg-banding across multiple diurnal cycles. Results demonstrate that high Mg bands are precipitated during the night whereas low Mg bands are precipitated during the day. Data obtained from specimens growing at 20 °C and 25 °C show that Mg/Ca ratios in both high and low Mg bands increase with temperature, and average test Mg/Ca ratios are in excellent agreement with previously published empirical calibrations based on bulk solution ICP-MS analyses. In general, Mg band concentrations decrease with increasing pH and/or [CO2-3] but this effect decreases as experimental temperatures increase from 20 °C to 25 °C. We suggest that mitochondrial uptake of Mg2+ from the thin calcifying fluid beneath streaming rhizopodial filaments may provide the primary locus for Mg2+ removal during test calcification, and that diurnal variations in either mitochondrial density or activity produce Mg banding. These results demonstrate that Mg banding is an inherent component of test biomineralization in O. universa and show that the Mg/Ca paleothermometer remains a fundamental tool for reconstructing past ocean temperatures from fossil foraminifers.

  2. Microstructures, mechanical properties and corrosion resistances of extruded Mg-Zn-Ca-xCe/La alloys.

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    Tong, L B; Zhang, Q X; Jiang, Z H; Zhang, J B; Meng, J; Cheng, L R; Zhang, H J

    2016-09-01

    Magnesium alloys are considered as good candidates for biomedical applications, the influence of Ce/La microalloying on the microstructure, mechanical property and corrosion performance of extruded Mg-5.3Zn-0.6Ca (wt%) alloy has been investigated in the current study. After Ce/La addition, the conventional Ca2Mg6Zn3 phases are gradually replaced by new Mg-Zn-Ce/La-(Ca) phases (T1'), which can effectively divide the Ca2Mg6Zn3 phase. The Ca2Mg6Zn3/T1' structure in Mg-Zn-Ca-0.5Ce/La alloy is favorably broken into small particles during the extrusion, resulting in an obvious refinement of secondary phase. The dynamic recrystallized grain size is dramatically decreased after 0.5Ce/La addition, and the tensile yield strength is improved, while further addition reverses the effect, due to the grain coarsening. However, the corrosion resistance of extruded Mg-Zn-Ca alloy deteriorates after Ce/La addition, because the diameter of secondary phase particle is remarkably decreased, which increases the amount of cathodic sites and accelerates the galvanic corrosion process. PMID:27179307

  3. Fast reversal of the initial reaction steps of the plasma membrane (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase.

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    Cavieres, J D

    1987-05-12

    Calmodulin-depleted red cell membranes catalyse a Ca2+, Mg2+-dependent ATP-[3H]ADP exchange at 37 degrees C. The Ca2+, Mg2+-dependent exchange, measured at 20 microM CaCl2, 1.5 mM MgCl2, 1.5 mM ADP and 1.5 mM ATP, is comparable to the (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase activity, between 0.3 and 0.8 mmol/litre original cells per h. EDTA-washed membranes present a Ca2+-dependent ATP-ADP exchange whose rate is not more than 7% of that found in a Mg2+-containing medium, while their Ca2+-dependent ATPase is essentially zero. Addition of 1.5 mM MgCl2 to the medium restores both activities to the levels found with membranes not treated with EDTA. Calmodulin (16 micrograms/ml) produces an eight-fold stimulation of the Ca2+-dependent ATP-ADP exchange, slightly less than it stimulates the Ca2+-dependent ATP hydrolysis. The effect of 1.5 mM MgCl2 on the exchange is greater in the presence than in the absence of calmodulin. It is proposed that the reversal of the initial phosphorylation of the Ca2+ pump, occurring at a fast rate at 37 degrees C, involves a conformational change in the phosphoenzyme. Thus, it would be an ADP-liganded phosphoenzyme of the form EP(ADP) that would experience the fast conformational transition at 37 degrees C. The great difficulty in producing an overall reversal of the Ca2+ pump should then be due to one or more reaction steps later than and including Ca2+ release and dephosphorylation. PMID:2952171

  4. Effect of Ca2+ and Mg2+ on CO2 Corrosion Behavior of Tube Steel

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    ZHAO Guo-xian; LI Jian-ping; HAO Shi-ming; L(U) Xiang-hong; LI He-lin

    2005-01-01

    Effects of Ca2+ and Mg2+ on the CO2 corrosion behaviors of tube steel were studied in simulated oil-fieldenvironment. The influence of Ca2+ and Mg2+ on the corrosion rate and morphologies of corrosion product layerwas determined by scanning electron microscope and measuring mass loss. Potentiodynamic polarization and im-pedance spectroscopy were used to investigate the change of electrochemical characteristic parameters of corrosionproduct layer and corrosion dynamic process. The results show that with Ca2+ and Mg2+ in electrolyte, the mor-phologies and microstructures of corrosion product layer changed obviously, thus affecting the corrosion process.

  5. M\\"ossbauer and Magnetic Studies of Surfactant Mediated Ca-Mg Doped Ferrihydrite Nanoparticles

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    Layek, Samar; Mohapatra, M.; Anand, S.; Verma, H.C.

    2015-01-01

    Ultrafine (2-5 nm) particles of amorphous Ca-Mg co-doped ferrihydrite have been synthesized by surfactant mediated co-precipitation method. The evolution of the amorphous ferrihydrite by Ca-Mg co-doping is quite different from our earlier investigations on individual Ca and Mg doping studies. Amorphous phase of ferrihydrite for the present study has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and M\\"ossbauer spectroscopy at room temperature and low temperatures (40 K and 20 K). Hematite nanopar...

  6. Characteristics (Delta44/40Ca, Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca) of Mytilus edulis and Arctica islandica Shells formed in a Temperature-Salinity Matrix

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    Hiebenthal, C.; Eisenhauer, A.; Wahl, M.

    2008-12-01

    We investigated the influence of temperature (5°C to 15°C (A. islandica) resp. 25°C (M. edulis)) and salinity (15 to 35 psu) regimes on the calcium (Ca) isotope fractionation (Δ44/40Ca) and on Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca in cultured bivalves (Mytilus edulis and Arctica islandica). In an orthogonal 2-factorial (temperature vs. salinity) experiment, the bivalves were allowed to grow for 15 weeks under tightly controlled conditions and then probed and analysed by thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) and optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). Several interactions between the factors temperature and salinity with respect to their influence on bivalve shell parameters could be found. However, with the exception of Sr/Ca data, the variation of measured shell characteristics between individual bivalves was high. The Sr/Ca - salinity proxy seems to be the most reliable (linear. regression, M. edulis: Sr/Ca = -0.0283*sal + 1.7967, R2 = 0.81, p 0.05, at 10°C: Sr/Ca = - 0.061*sal + 3.13, R2 = 0.93, p edulis shells Mg/Ca ratios related well with seawater temperature (lin. regr.: Mg/Ca = 0.642*t - 0.107, R2 = 0.81, p edulis appear to provide the better element ratio proxies (Mg/Ca for temperature and Sr/Ca for salinity) and the aragonitic shells of A. islandica have the better Ca isotope - temperature proxy.

  7. Thin film growth of CaFe2As2 by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Hatano, T.; Kawaguchi, T.; Fujimoto, R.; Nakamura, I.; Mori, Y.; Harada, S.; Ujihara, T.; Ikuta, H.

    2016-01-01

    Film growth of CaFe2As2 was realized by molecular beam epitaxy on six different substrates that have a wide variation in the lattice mismatch to the target compound. By carefully adjusting the Ca-to-Fe flux ratio, we obtained single-phase thin films for most of the substrates. Interestingly, an expansion of the CaFe2As2 lattice to the out-of-plane direction was observed for all films, even when an opposite strain was expected. A detailed microstructure observation of the thin film grown on MgO by transmission electron microscope revealed that it consists of cube-on-cube and 45°-rotated domains. The latter domains were compressively strained in plane, which caused a stretching along the c-axis direction. Because the domains were well connected across the boundary with no appreciable discontinuity, we think that the out-of-plane expansion in the 45°-rotated domains exerted a tensile stress on the other domains, resulting in the unexpectedly large c-axis lattice parameter, despite the apparently opposite lattice mismatch.

  8. Ru Catalyst-Induced Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy in MgO/CoFeB/Ta/MgO Multilayered Films.

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    Liu, Yiwei; Zhang, Jingyan; Wang, Shouguo; Jiang, Shaolong; Liu, Qianqian; Li, Xujing; Wu, Zhenglong; Yu, Guanghua

    2015-12-01

    The high oxygen storage/release capability of the catalyst Ru is used to manipulate the interfacial electronic structure in spintronic materials to obtain perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). Insertion of an ultrathin Ru layer between the CoFeB and Ta layers in MgO/CoFeB/Ta/MgO films effectively induces PMA without annealing. Ru plays a catalytic role in Fe-O-Ta bonding and isolation at the metal-oxide interface to achieve moderate interface oxidation. In contrast, PMA cannot be obtained in the sample with a Mg insertion layer or without an insertion layer because of the lack of a catalyst. Our work would provide a new approach toward catalyst-induced PMA for future CoFeB-based spintronic device applications. PMID:26565747

  9. Oscillator strengths for Ar VII, Ca IX and Fe XV

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    Tayal, S. S.

    1986-01-01

    The excitation energies and oscillator strengths are calculated for electric-dipole-allowed and intercombination transitions between 3s2 1S, 3s3p(1,3)P0, 3p2 3P, 1D, 1S and 3s3d(1,3)D states in Ar VII, Ca IX, and Fe XV ions of the magnesium sequence. These states are represented by the fairly large configuration-interaction expansions. The calculations have been carried out in both LS and intermediate coupling schemes. The relativistic corrections have been included through the Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian. The results are compared with previous theoretical calculations and with measurements.

  10. Solubility of Fe-ettringite (Ca 6[Fe(OH) 6] 2(SO 4) 3 · 26H 2O)

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    Möschner, Göril; Lothenbach, Barbara; Rose, Jerome; Ulrich, Andrea; Figi, Renato; Kretzschmar, Ruben

    2008-01-01

    The solubility of Fe-ettringite (Ca 6[Fe(OH) 6] 2(SO 4) 3 · 26H 2O) was measured in a series of precipitation and dissolution experiments at 20 °C and at pH-values between 11.0 and 14.0 using synthesised material. A time-series study showed that equilibrium was reached within 180 days of ageing. After equilibrating, the solid phases were analysed by XRD and TGA while the aqueous solutions were analysed by ICP-OES (calcium, sulphur) and ICP-MS (iron). Fe-ettringite was found to be stable up to pH 13.0. At higher pH-values Fe-monosulphate (Ca 4[Fe(OH) 6] 2(SO 4) · 6H 2O) and Fe-monocarbonate (Ca 4[Fe(OH) 6] 2(CO 3) · 6H 2O) are formed. The solubilities of these hydrates at 25 °C are: Ca[Fe(OH)]2(SO)3·26HO⇆6Ca+2Fe(OH)4-+3SO42-+4OH+26HO,logK=-44.0±0.7,Ca[Fe(OH)]2(SO)·6HO⇆4Ca+2Fe(OH)4-+SO42-+4OH+6HO,logK=-33.2±0.5andCa[Fe(OH)]2(CO)·6HO⇆4Ca+2Fe(OH)4-+CO32-+4OH+6HO,logK=-35.5±0.3.

  11. Effects of cerium on as-cast microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-3Sn-2Ca magnesium alloy

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    The Mg-3Sn-2Ca-xCe (x = 0-2.0 wt.%) alloys were prepared by permanent mould casting method, the effects of Ce on the as-cast microstructure and mechanical properties of the alloys were investigated. The results indicated that the volume fraction and size of CaMgSn phase in the Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloy respectively were decreased by adding 0.5-2.0 wt.%Ce, and the average size of CaMgSn phase in the Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloys added 1.5 or 2.0 wt.%Ce was relatively smaller. The main phases in the as-cast Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloys with and without adding Ce were α-Mg, CaMgSn and Mg2Ca phases, and Mg12Ce phase were found in the alloys added more than 1.0 wt.%Ce. The addition of Ce improved the tensile and creep properties of Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloy, and the mechanical properties of Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloys added 1.5 or 2.0 wt.%Ce were relatively higher. The strengthening mechanism of Ce-containing Mg-3Sn-2Ca alloys was mainly attributed to the refinement of CaMgSn phase.

  12. Growth and magnetic properties of ultrathin epitaxial FeO films and Fe/FeO bilayers on MgO(001)

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    Kozioł-Rachwał, A., E-mail: akoziol@agh.edu.pl [Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Spintronics Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Ślęzak, T. [Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Nozaki, T.; Yuasa, S. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Spintronics Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Korecki, J. [Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Niezapominajek 8, 30-239 Kraków (Poland)

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    Ultrathin FeO(001) films were grown via molecular beam epitaxy on MgO(001) using reactive deposition of Fe. The growth conditions were adjusted toward stabilization of the wüstite phase, the existence of which was confirmed by means of conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy. It was shown how the metallic Fe overlayer modified the chemical state and the magnetic properties of the FeO oxide. Finally, we observed the exchange bias for an epitaxial Fe/FeO bilayer grown on MgO(001)

  13. Growth and magnetic properties of ultrathin epitaxial FeO films and Fe/FeO bilayers on MgO(001)

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    Ultrathin FeO(001) films were grown via molecular beam epitaxy on MgO(001) using reactive deposition of Fe. The growth conditions were adjusted toward stabilization of the wüstite phase, the existence of which was confirmed by means of conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy. It was shown how the metallic Fe overlayer modified the chemical state and the magnetic properties of the FeO oxide. Finally, we observed the exchange bias for an epitaxial Fe/FeO bilayer grown on MgO(001)

  14. Effect of Ca addition on the corrosion behavior of Mg-Al-Mn alloy

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    Yang, Jiang; Peng, Jian; Nyberg, Eric A.; Pan, Fu-sheng

    2016-04-01

    The microstructures and corrosion resistance of magnesium-5 wt% aluminum-0.3 wt% manganese alloys (Mg-Al-Mn) with different Ca additions (0.2-4 wt%) were investigated. Results showed that with increasing Ca addition, the grain of the alloys became more refined, whereas the corrosion resistant ability of the alloys initially increased and then decreased. The alloy with 2 wt% Ca addition exhibited the best corrosion resistance, attributed to the effect of the oxide film and (Mg,Al)2Ca phases which were discontinuously distributed on the grain boundaries. These phases acted as micro-victims, they preferentially corroded to protect the α-Mg matrix. The oxide film formed on the alloy surface can hinder the solution further to protect the α-Mg matrix.

  15. Calcined Mg-Fe layered double hydroxide as an absorber for the removal of methyl orange

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    Peng, Chao [School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, Hunan (China); State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Dai, Jing [Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430070 (China); Yu, Jianying, E-mail: Yujianyingwhut@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Yin, Jian [School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, Hunan (China)

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    In this work, methyl orange (MO) was effectively removed from aqueous solution with the calcined product of hydrothermal synthesized Mg/Fe layered double hydroxide (Mg/Fe-LDH). The structure, composition, morphology and textural properties of the Mg/Fe-LDH before and after adsorption were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption apparatus and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It was confirmed that MO had been absorbed by calcined Mg/Fe-LDH which had strong interactions with MO. The adsorption of MO onto the Mg/Fe-LDH was systematically investigated by batch tests. The adsorption capacity of the Mg/Fe-LDH toward MO was found to be 194.9 mg • g{sup −1}. Adsorption kinetics and isotherm studies revealed that the adsorption of MO onto Mg/Fe-LDH was a spontaneous and endothermic process. These results indicate that Mg/Fe-LDH is a promising material for the removal of MO.

  16. Calcined Mg-Fe layered double hydroxide as an absorber for the removal of methyl orange

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    In this work, methyl orange (MO) was effectively removed from aqueous solution with the calcined product of hydrothermal synthesized Mg/Fe layered double hydroxide (Mg/Fe-LDH). The structure, composition, morphology and textural properties of the Mg/Fe-LDH before and after adsorption were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption apparatus and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It was confirmed that MO had been absorbed by calcined Mg/Fe-LDH which had strong interactions with MO. The adsorption of MO onto the Mg/Fe-LDH was systematically investigated by batch tests. The adsorption capacity of the Mg/Fe-LDH toward MO was found to be 194.9 mg • g−1. Adsorption kinetics and isotherm studies revealed that the adsorption of MO onto Mg/Fe-LDH was a spontaneous and endothermic process. These results indicate that Mg/Fe-LDH is a promising material for the removal of MO

  17. High-Strength Low-Alloy (HSLA) Mg-Zn-Ca Alloys with Excellent Biodegradation Performance

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    Hofstetter, J.; Becker, M.; Martinelli, E.; Weinberg, A. M.; Mingler, B.; Kilian, H.; Pogatscher, S.; Uggowitzer, P. J.; Löffler, J. F.

    2014-04-01

    This article deals with the development of fine-grained high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) magnesium alloys intended for use as biodegradable implant material. The alloys contain solely low amounts of Zn and Ca as alloying elements. We illustrate the development path starting from the high-Zn-containing ZX50 (MgZn5Ca0.25) alloy with conventional purity, to an ultrahigh-purity ZX50 modification, and further to the ultrahigh-purity Zn-lean alloy ZX10 (MgZn1Ca0.3). It is shown that alloys with high Zn-content are prone to biocorrosion in various environments, most probably because of the presence of the intermetallic phase Mg6Zn3Ca2. A reduction of the Zn content results in (Mg,Zn)2Ca phase formation. This phase is less noble than the Mg-matrix and therefore, in contrast to Mg6Zn3Ca2, does not act as cathodic site. A fine-grained microstructure is achieved by the controlled formation of fine and homogeneously distributed (Mg,Zn)2Ca precipitates, which influence dynamic recrystallization and grain growth during hot forming. Such design scheme is comparable to that of HSLA steels, where low amounts of alloying elements are intended to produce a very fine dispersion of particles to increase the material's strength by refining the grain size. Consequently our new, ultrapure ZX10 alloy exhibits high strength (yield strength R p = 240 MPa, ultimate tensile strength R m = 255 MPa) and simultaneously high ductility (elongation to fracture A = 27%), as well as low mechanical anisotropy. Because of the anodic nature of the (Mg,Zn)2Ca particles used in the HSLA concept, the in vivo degradation in a rat femur implantation study is very slow and homogeneous without clinically observable hydrogen evolution, making the ZX10 alloy a promising material for biodegradable implants.

  18. Ab-initio study of the interfacial properties in ultrathin MgO films on O-rich FeO/Fe(001) surfaces

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    Jeon, Junjin; Yu, Byungdeok [University of Seoul, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-15

    Using ab-initio simulations based on density functional theory, we systematically studied the interfacial properties of MgO films on O-rich FeO/Fe(001) surfaces with increasing number of MgO layers from one to three monolayers (MLs). The structural and the adhesion properties of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) system were assessed and compared with those of simple MgO/Fe(001) interfaces. Our calculated results showed that the adhesion energy for MgO/FeO/Fe(001) was smaller than that for simple MgO/Fe(001). An analysis of the electronic structures and the charge rearrangements of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) interfaces was also performed. The work functions of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) systems upon the deposition of MgO films exhibited smaller decreases (0.45 - 0.67 eV) than those (1.43 - 1.74 eV) of the MgO/Fe(001) systems. In addition, the obtained work functions (3.77 - 3.99 eV) for MgO/FeO/Fe(001) were much larger than those (2.12 - 2.43 eV) for MgO/Fe(001).

  19. Ab-initio study of the interfacial properties in ultrathin MgO films on O-rich FeO/Fe(001) surfaces

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    Using ab-initio simulations based on density functional theory, we systematically studied the interfacial properties of MgO films on O-rich FeO/Fe(001) surfaces with increasing number of MgO layers from one to three monolayers (MLs). The structural and the adhesion properties of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) system were assessed and compared with those of simple MgO/Fe(001) interfaces. Our calculated results showed that the adhesion energy for MgO/FeO/Fe(001) was smaller than that for simple MgO/Fe(001). An analysis of the electronic structures and the charge rearrangements of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) interfaces was also performed. The work functions of the MgO/FeO/Fe(001) systems upon the deposition of MgO films exhibited smaller decreases (0.45 - 0.67 eV) than those (1.43 - 1.74 eV) of the MgO/Fe(001) systems. In addition, the obtained work functions (3.77 - 3.99 eV) for MgO/FeO/Fe(001) were much larger than those (2.12 - 2.43 eV) for MgO/Fe(001).

  20. Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation over binary FeOx–MeOy/Mg(Al)O catalysts derived from hydrotalcites

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    Balasamy, Rabindran J.

    2010-12-20

    A series of FeOx-MeOy/Mg(Al)O catalysts were prepared from hydrotalcite-like compounds as precursors and were tested in the ethylbenzene dehydrogenation to styrene in He atmosphere at 550 °C. The hydrotalcite-like precursors of the metal compositions of Mg3Fe 0.25Me0.25Al0.5 (Me = Cu, Zn, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and Ni) were coprecipitated from the nitrates of metal components and calcined to mixed oxides at 550 °C. After the calcination, the mixed oxides showed high surface area of 150-200 m2 gcat -1, and were mainly composed of (MgMe)(Fe3+Al)O periclase in the bulk, whereas the surface was enriched by (MgMe)(Fe3+Al)2O 4 pinel. Among the Me species tested, Co2+ was the most effective, followed by Ni2+. Co2+ addition increased the activity of original FeOx/Mg(Al)O catalyst, whereas Ni2+ increased the activity at the beginning of reaction, but deactivated the catalyst during the reaction. The other metals formed isolated MeOx species in the catalyst, resulting in a decrease in the activity compared to the original FeOx/Mg(Al)O catalyst. The active Fe species exists as metastable Fe3+ on the FeOx/Mg(Al)O catalyst. By the addition of Co2+, the reduction-oxidation between Fe3+ and Fe2+ was facilitated and, moreover, the active Fe3+ species was stabilized. It is likely that the dehydrogenation proceeds on the active Fe3+ species via its reduction-oxidation assisted by Co 2+. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

  1. Revisited abundance diagnostics in quasars: Fe II/Mg II ratios

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    Verner, E M; Verner, D A; Johansson, S; Gull, T R

    2003-01-01

    Both the Fe II UV emission in the 2000- 3000 A region [Fe II (UV)] and resonance emission line complex of Mg II at 2800 A are prominent features in quasar spectra. The observed Fe II UV/ Mg II emission ratios have been proposed as means to measure the buildup of the Fe abundance relative to that of the alpha-elements C, N, O, Ne and Mg as a function of redshift. The current observed ratios show large scatter and no obvious dependence on redshift. Thus, it remains unresolved whether a dependence on redshift exists and whether the observed Fe II UV/ Mg II ratios represent a real nucleosynthesis diagnostic. We have used our new 830-level model atom for Fe+ in photoionization calculations, reproducing the physical conditions in the broad line regions of quasars. This modeling reveals that interpretations of high values of Fe II UV/ Mg II are sensitive not only to Fe and Mg abundance, but also to other factors such as microturbulence, density, and properties of the radiation field. We find that the Fe II UV/ Mg II...

  2. Inter-species and Seasonal Variability in Mg / Ca in Larger Benthic Foraminifera: Implications for Paleo-proxy

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    Singh, A.; Saraswati, P. K.; Pande, K.; Sanyal, P.

    2015-12-01

    The reports of inter-species variability to intra-test heterogeneity in Mg/Ca in several species of foraminifera have raised question about its use in estimation of seawater temperatures and necessitate field and culture studies to verify it for species from different habitats. In this study, we attempt to investigate if Mg/Ca in larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) could be a potential proxy of seawater temperatures for shallow marine carbonates. The samples were collected in different seasons from coral reef at Akajima (Okinawa, Japan). The Ca and Mg of 13 species of LBF and small benthic foraminifera from the same season were determined to examine variation in Mg/Ca among the species calcified under presumably the same temperature and salinity conditions. We also analyzed Amphistegina lessoni from different seasons for Ca, Mg and δ18O to determine variation in Mg/Ca with temperature and see how the two proxies of temperatures, Mg/Ca and δ18O, correlate in the same species. The species cluster about two distinctly separated Mg/Ca values. The first group comprising species of Amphistegina, Gypsina, Ammonia and Elphidium have relatively lower Mg/Ca, varying from 30 to 45 mmol/mol. The second group, having average Mg/Ca ranging from ~110 to 170 mmol/mol, includes species of Schlumbergerella, Baculogypsinoides, Baculogypsina, Heterostegina, Operculina, Calcarina, Amphisorus, Alveolinella and Poroeponides. The result suggests large interspecies variability implying vital effect in foraminiferal Mg/Ca. There is no distinct difference in Mg/Ca values between porcelaneous and hyaline types or symbiont-bearing and symbiont-free types. In Amphistegina lessoni the variation in Mg/Ca between individuals of the same season is as large as variation across the seasons. There is no correlation between Mg/Ca and seawater temperature. Lack of correlation between Mg/Ca and δ18O further suggests that Mg/Ca in the species is not primarily controlled by temperature.

  3. The structure and stability of CaFe layered double hydroxides with various Ca:Fe ratios studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry and microscopic analysis

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    Sipiczki, M.; Kuzmann, E.; Homonnay, Z.; Megyeri, J.; Pálinkó, I.; Sipos, P.

    2013-07-01

    The effects of the Ca(II)/Fe(III) ratios on the structure and Fe microenvironments have been studied in layered double hydroxides comprising of Ca(II) and Fe(III) (CaFe-LDH) prepared by the co-precipitation method. The Ca(II)/Fe(III) ratios were varied systematically from 2 to 6 and for characterisation 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy were applied. XRD patterns of the samples at all Ca(II)/Fe(III) ratios exhibited reflections corresponding to CaFe-LDH and 57Fe Mössbauer measurements revealed that Fe(III) was in a high-spin, somewhat disordered octahedral environment. Above the Ca(II)/Fe(III) ratio of 2 the reflections of Ca(OH)2 also appeared. This phase was found to stabilise the LDH phase, while the phase-pure LDH decomposed on ageing.

  4. X-ray photoemission study of CoFeB/MgO thin film bi-layers

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    Read, J. C.; Mather, P. G.; Buhrman, R.A.

    2007-01-01

    We present results from an X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) study of CoFeB/MgO bi-layers where we observe process-dependent formation of B, Fe, and Co oxides at the CoFeB/MgO interface due to oxidation of CoFeB during MgO deposition. Vacuum annealing reduces the Co and Fe oxides but further incorporates B into the MgO forming a composite MgBxOy layer. Inserting an Mg layer between CoFeB and MgO introduces an oxygen sink, providing increased control over B content in the barrier.

  5. Fabrication and Spark Plasma Sintering of Magnetic alpha-Fe/MgO Nanocomposite by Mechanical Alloying.

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    Lee, Chung-Hyo

    2016-02-01

    Solid-state reduction has occurred during mechanical alloying of a mixture of Fe2O3 and Mg powders at room temperature. It is found that magnetic nanocomposite in which MgO is dispersed in alpha-Fe matrix with nano-sized grains is obtained by mechanical alloying of Fe2O3 with Mg for 30 min. Consolidation of the ball-milled powders was performed in a spark plasma sintering (SPS) machine up to 800-1000 degrees C. X-ray diffraction result shows that the average grain size of alpha-Fe in a-Fe/MgO nanocomposite sintered at 800 degrees C is in the range of 110 nm. It can be also seen that the coercivity of SPS sample sintered at 800 degrees C is still high value of 88 Oe, suggesting that the grain growth of magnetic alpha-Fe phase during SPS process tends to be suppressed. PMID:27433621

  6. Crystal and local atomic structure of Co-doped MgFeBO_4 warwickites

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    Kazak, N. V.; Platunov, M. S.; Knyazev, Yu. V.; Ivanova, N. B.; Zubavichus, Y. V.; Veligzhanin, A. A.; Vasiliev, A. D.; Bezmaternykh, L. N.; Bayukov, O. A.; Arauzo, A.; Bartolomé, J.; Lamonova, K. V.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.

    2014-01-01

    Single crystalline MgFeBO_4, Mg_0.5Co_0.5FeBO_4 and CoFeBO_4 have been grown by the flux method. The samples have been characterized by X-ray spectral analysis, X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra have been measured at the Fe andCoK-edges over a wide temperature range (6.5 - 300 K). The composition, the charge state and local environment of both Fe and Co atoms have b...

  7. Tunable mid-infrared laser properties of Cr2+:ZnMgSe and Fe2+:ZnSe crystals

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    The laser properties of Bridgman method grown active crystals Cr2+:ZnMgSe and Fe2+:ZnSe were investigated at room temperature from the point of view of laser parameters. Cr2+:ZnMgSe crystal was pumped by the 1.66 μm wavelength radiation of pulsed Er3+:YAP laser. The maximum reached energy and slope efficiency with respect to absorbed pump energy was 4 mJ and 15%, respectively. The Cr2+:ZnMgSe laser oscillation spectrum was about 90 nm wide and centered at 2.47 μm. With the CaF2 prism placed inside the laser resonator the tuning within 2.3 – 2.6 μm range was demonstrated. The pumping of Fe2+:ZnSe crystal was made by Q-switched Er:YAG laser radiation with the wavelength 2.94 μm. The measured maximum output Fe2+:ZnSe laser energy was 0.58 mJ with the generated wavelengths 4.3 – 4.6 μm and with a slope efficiency in respect to absorbed energy of 38%. The study demonstrates quite promising perspectives of the Bridgman-technique-grown Cr2+:ZnMgSe and Fe2+:ZnSe crystals for development of the efficient at room-temperature working mid-IR tunable laser sources

  8. Tuning perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in the MgO/CoFeB/Ta thin films

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    Zhu, T.; P. Chen; Zhang, Q H; Yu, R C; Liu, B. G.

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the magnetic anisotropy at ferromagnetic metal/oxide interface is a fundamental and intriguing subject. Here we propose an approach to manipulate the strength of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) by varying MgO thickness in the MgO/CoFeB/Ta thin films. We identify that the PMA at the MgO/CoFeB interface is tuned by the crystalline structure of bulk MgO layer and decreases dramatically due to the onset of crystalline MgO forming with the increase of MgO thickness. Our work ...

  9. Ca-Mg-Sr-Nd Isotopes in Granitic Rocks of the Lhasa Terrane, Southern Tibet

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    Peterson, B. T.; Simon, J. I.; Depaolo, D. J.; Christensen, J. N.; Harrison, T. M.

    2010-12-01

    Magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) isotopes are fractionated by aqueous precipitation and incongruent silicate weathering, resulting in sedimentary reservoirs with characteristic isotopic compositions. Limestones and dolomites are isotopically light in both elements, whereas shales/pelites can have heavy Mg and light Ca. The isotopic character of these reservoirs may persist through anatexis (Shen, et al., PNAS 106(49), 2009). Mg and Ca isotopes could therefore be used to gain new insights into the sources of granitic magmas and hence the mechanisms by which the continental crust forms and evolves. Radiogenic 40Ca gives additional information about the K/Ca ratios of magma sources, and Sr and Nd isotopes provide complementary age and lithology information. To evaluate the potential of Ca and Mg isotopes for studying granite petrogenesis we made measurements on a suite of granitic intrusive rocks of Jurassic to Miocene age in southern Tibet that exhibit large variations in Nd (ɛNd = +5 to -12) and Sr isotopes (87Sr/86Sr = 0.704 to 0.722). Our samples represent a transect northward from the Indus-Yalu Suture (IS), west of Lhasa. Rocks close to the IS have mantle-like Nd and Sr isotopic compositions, whereas those farther to the north have low ɛNd and higher 87Sr/86Sr, and include Mesozoic, Paleogene and Neogene peraluminous (2-mica) granites (DePaolo, et al., Goldschmidt, 2008; Kapp, et al., JGR 110, 2005; Hou et al., EPSL 220, 2004). Radiogenic 40Ca is detectable in peraluminous (2-mica) granites and correlates with high 87Sr/86Sr, but does not correlate with Nd isotopes, indicating that 2-mica granite magmas come from both low-K and high-K sources. Stable isotopes of both Ca and Mg show substantial variation. Relative to bulk silicate Earth (BSE, which we define as δ=0 for discussion) δ44Ca values vary from 0 to -0.7, and δ26Mg varies from -0.3 to +0.6. Thus to first order Ca is light and Mg is heavy relative to BSE. For samples with mantle-like Nd and Sr, δ44Ca

  10. Combinatorial pulsed laser deposition of Fe/MgO granular multilayers

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    Garcia-Garcia, A. [Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon (ICMA), Zaragoza (Spain); Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Zaragoza (Spain); Universidade do Porto, Departamento de Fisica, IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Porto (Portugal); Pardo, J.A. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Zaragoza (Spain); Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Materiales y Fluidos, Zaragoza (Spain); Navarro, E.; Strichovanec, P. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Zaragoza (Spain); Vovk, A. [Centro de Fisica da Materia Condensada Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (Portugal); Institute of Magnetism NAS of Ukraine, Kiev (Ukraine); Morellon, L.; Ibarra, M.R. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Zaragoza (Spain); Universidad de Zaragoza, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Zaragoza (Spain); Algarabel, P.A. [Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon (ICMA), Zaragoza (Spain); Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Zaragoza (Spain)

    2012-06-15

    Combinatorial pulsed laser deposition (PLD) makes use of the angular spread of laser-ablated material to prepare thin films with lateral compositional gradient. In this paper we have used combinatorial PLD to grow discontinuous Fe/MgO multilayers by alternate ablation from two separate Fe and MgO targets. Films of composition [Fe(t{sub Fe})/MgO(t{sub MgO})]{sub 15} were deposited on glass substrates. The thickness of Fe and MgO were varied in the vicinity of critical values determined in previous studies to maximize the tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) in the current-in-plane configuration. Optimized multilayers show a substantial improvement of both TMR and field sensitivity at room temperature. (orig.)

  11. Ab-initio transport calculations of Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions modified by Co and Cr interlayers

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    Bose, Peter [Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany); International Max Planck Research School for Science and Technology of Nanostructures (Germany); Henk, Juergen [Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Germany); Zahn, Peter [Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany); Mertig, Ingrid [Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany); Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    For spintronic device applications, large and tuneable tunnel magnetoresistance ratios (TMR) are inevitable. However, experimental TMR ratios of epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe junctions can be strongly reduced by imperfect Fe/MgO interfaces. A way to increase the TMR ratio is the insertion of thin metallic layers at the Fe/MgO interfaces. With respect to their magnetic and electronic properties as well as their small lattice mismatch to Fe(001), Co and Cr interlayers have been preferably studied. We report on systematic ab-initio investigations of Co and Cr interlayers focussing on the changes of the electronic structure and the transport properties. The results of spin-dependent ballistic transport calculations reveal options to specifically manipulate the TMR ratio. The observed effects are directly addressed and interpreted by means of electronic states with complex wave vectors.

  12. Reversible Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Catalytically Enhanced Ca(Li)-nMg-B-N-H System

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    Srinivasan, Sesha; Emre Demircak, Dervis; Sharma, Prakash; Yogi, Goswami; Stefanakos, Elias

    2013-04-01

    The aim of the present investigation is to study the synergistic effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Nb2O5 and other catalysts for reversible hydrogen storage characteristics of Ca(Li)-nMg-B-N-H systems. Multinary hydride using light weight, high capacity hydride compounds such as Ca(BH4)2, LiBH4, LiNH2, nanoMgH2 in 3:1:8:4 composition was synthesized using high energy planetary milling under Ar/H2 ambient. Various nano additives and bi-metallic catalysts were added in a very small concentration with the host hydride (Ca)Li-nMg-B-N-H. The TGA and DSC results demonstrated that the catalytically enhanced Ca(Li)-nMg-B-N-H with hydrogen release at lower temperatures when compared to the pristine systems such as either Ca-Li-B-H or Ca-Li-Mg-B-H. Analyses of metrological characterization using XRD, SEM and have revealed the effectiveness and the role of the catalytic nanoparticles and their enhanced reversible hydrogen storage behavior on the host hydride matrix. The mass spectrometric investigations employing RGA on these nanocrystalline, multi-component hydride systems exhibit the release of hydrogen in major proportion (˜80-90%) as compared to previously attributed ammonia.

  13. Cellular Response to Doping of High Porosity Foamed Alumina with Ca, P, Mg, and Si

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Foamed alumina was previously synthesised by direct foaming of sulphate salt blends varying ammonium mole fraction (AMF, foaming heating rate and sintering temperature. The optimal product was produced with 0.33AMF, foaming at 100 °C/h and sintering at 1600 °C. This product attained high porosity of 94.39%, large average pore size of 300 µm and the highest compressive strength of 384 kPa. To improve bioactivity, doping of porous alumina by soaking in dilute or saturated solutions of Ca, P, Mg, CaP or CaP + Mg was done. Saturated solutions of Ca, P, Mg, CaP and CaP + Mg were made with excess salt in distilled water and decanted. Dilute solutions were made by diluting the 100% solution to 10% concentration. Doping with Si was done using the sol gel method at 100% concentration only. Cell culture was carried out with MG63 osteosarcoma cells. Cellular response to the Si and P doped samples was positive with high cell populations and cell layer formation. The impact of doping with phosphate produced a result not previously reported. The cellular response showed that both Si and P doping improved the biocompatibility of the foamed alumina.

  14. Influence of design on bioactivity of novel CaSiO3-CaMg(SiO3)2 bioceramics: in vitro simulated body fluid test and thermodynamic simulation.

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    Sainz, M A; Pena, P; Serena, S; Caballero, A

    2010-07-01

    A new type of bioactive ceramic has been designed and obtained from high-temperature phase information from the wollastonite (CaSiO(3))-diopside (CaMg(SiO(3))(2)) phase equilibrium diagram. The selected composition was that corresponding to the eutectic point of the pseudobinary CaSiO(3)-CaMg(SiO(3))(2) system. The sintering behaviour, phase evolution, microstructural changes and in vitro bioactivity of CaSiO(3)-CaMg(SiO(3))(2) eutectic bioceramics were analysed by differential thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and image analysis. A simulation of the dissolution properties of the different materials studied, in water as well as in simulated body fluid (SBF), was also carried out by thermodynamic calculations, with the purpose of understanding the in vitro results obtained. The results demonstrate that the CaMg(SiO(3))(2) is significantly less soluble than CaSiO(3), developing an in situ porous structure (biomimetic porous bone material) with adequate biodegradation rate and stability strength when immersed in SBF. The influence of the microstructure (porosity, grain size and phase composition) on the in vitro bioactivity of the obtained bioceramics was also examined. PMID:20060937

  15. Deep-sea ostracode shell chemistry (Mg:Ca ratios) and late Quaternary Arctic Ocean history

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    Cronin, T. M.; Dwyer, G.S.; Baker, P.A.; Rodriguez-Lazaro, J.; Briggs, W.M., Jr.

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    The magnesium:calcium (Mg:Ca) and strontium:calcium (Sr:Ca) ratios were investigated in shells of the benthic ostracode genus Krithe obtained from 64 core-tops from water depths of 73 to 4411 m in the Arctic Ocean and Nordic seas to determine the potential of ostracode shell chemistry for paleoceanographic study. Shells from the abyssal plain and ridges of the Nansen, Amundsen and Makarov basins and the Norwegian and Greenland seas had a wide scatter of Mg:Ca ratios ranging from 0.007 to 0.012 that may signify post-mortem chemical alteration of the shells from Arctic deep-sea environments below about 1000 m water depth. There is a positive correlation (r2=0.59) between Mg:Ca ratios and bottom-water temperature in Krithe shells from water depths <900 m.

  16. P- T- X controls on Ca and Na distribution between Mg-Al tourmaline and fluid

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    Berryman, Eleanor J.; Wunder, Bernd; Rhede, Dieter; Schettler, Georg; Franz, Gerhard; Heinrich, Wilhelm

    2016-04-01

    Ca-Na partitioning between tourmaline and a coexisting fluid is investigated in the system CaO-Na2O-B2O3-Al2O3-MgO-SiO2-H2O-Cl between 0.2-4.0 GPa and 500-700 °C. The synthesis experiments produced a mineral assemblage of tourmaline, coesite/quartz, and in some cases additional phases, typically comprising magnesio-foitite [☐(Mg2Al)Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)]. Starting materials comprised a fluid of constant ionic strength (2.00 m) and an oxide mixture with a constant Mg/Al ratio. As a result, the number of vacancies at the X site and the Mg/Al ratio of tourmaline crystals synthesized at the same temperature vary only slightly. The major solid solution is Ca-Na exchange at the X site via the exchange vector X Ca W O[ X Na W (OH)]-1, with the exchange vector X (Ca☐)[ X Na2]-1 serving as a secondary Ca-incorporation mechanism. Tourmaline's X-site composition reflects the fluid composition, whereby the Ca (or Na) concentration in the fluid corresponds with the Ca (or Na) content in tourmaline at each pressure and temperature. At 0.2 GPa, 700 °C, Ca preferentially partitions into tourmaline, producing the most Ca-rich tourmaline crystals synthesized here. At pressures >1.0 GPa, Ca partitions preferentially into the fluid, resulting in Na-dominant tourmaline compositions. Temperature has a secondary effect on Ca-Na partitioning, with higher temperatures correlating with increased Ca incorporation in tourmaline. Based on the experimental findings, tourmaline is expected to have Ca-rich compositions when it forms in low pressure, high-temperature Ca-rich rocks, consistent with the current record of tourmaline occurrence. The bulk Mg/Al ratio and the pH of the tourmaline-forming system may also affect Ca incorporation in tourmaline, but remain to be investigated experimentally.

  17. Melting Phase Relations and "Stishovite Paradox" in Lower-Mantle System MgO - FeO - SiO2 at 24 GPa

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    Litvin, Yuriy; Spivak, Anna; Dubrovinsky, Leonid

    2014-05-01

    Stishovite is missed in model composition of the ultrabasic lower mantle (Akaogi, 2007; Stixrude, Lithgow-Bertelloni, 2007). It is due to the fact that mineralogy of the lower mantle is estimated by experimental study of phase relation of the pyrolite composition up to 50 GPa. It was found that ultrabasic assemblage magnesiowustite+Mg-perovskite+Ca-perovskite is stable at PT-conditions of the lower mantle. However, stishovite is a representative phase in basic assemblage stishovite+Ca-perovskite+Mg-perovskite+Al-bearing resulted in similar experiments with basaltic compositions. But in this case stishovite should be subducted into the lower mantle. Meanwhile, paradoxal intergrowths of stishovite with magnesiowustite, indicatory mineral of the ultrabasic lower mantle, were found out as inclusions in 'super-deep' diamonds (Kaminsky, 2011, for review). Physicochemical reasons for in situ formation of stishovite and assemblage of stishovite and magnesiowustite ('stishovite paradox') at the primitive lower mantle were earlier discussed (Litvin et al, 2014). The discussion was based on preliminary data for melting phase relations of the lower mantle system MgO - FeO - SiO2 - Ca-perovskite. The goal of this work is experimental investigation of phase relations on the ternary MgO - FeO - SiO2 join of the lower mantle system MgO - FeO - SiO2 - CaO at pressure of 24 GPa. The sections (MgO)70(FeO)30-(SiO2)70(FeO)30 and (MgO)30(FeO)70-(SiO2)30(FeO)70of the ternary join were studied and melting phase diagrams for them constructed. Melting relations of the MgO - FeO - SiO2 join are characterized by formation of invariant peritectic point (Mg,Fe)-perovskite+(Mg,Fe)O+stishovite+L(liquid) and monovariant cotectic curve (Mg,Fe)O+stishovite+ L at compositions richer in FeO. Thus, peritectic reaction of (Mg,Fe)-perovskite and Fe-richer liquid is responsible for magnesiowustite (Mg,Fe)O + stishovite SiO2paragenesis. Origin of model primary ultrabasic magma is under control of

  18. Isomer ratios for 52Mg - product of photonuclear reaction54Fe(γ,np)52m,gMg

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    Photonuclear reactions with escape of neutrons for some target nuclei are often accompanied with proton emission. To derive isomer ratios for the products of 54Fe(γ, np)52m,gMg reaction one has to take into account the interfering contribution of beta-decay for products of corresponding photoneutron reactions 54Fe(γ, 2n)52m,gFe and 54Fe(γ, n)53m,gFe. Bremsstrahlung with end-point energies within 32,8 - 43,6 MeV generated by electron linear accelerator LU-40 was used for irradiation of targets. Analytical solution for differential system of 4 equations was derived and used for correct estimation of contribution for all interfering reactions

  19. Effect of interface states on spin-dependent tunneling in Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions

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    Belashchenko, K. D.; Velev, J.; Tsymbal, E. Y.

    2005-01-01

    The electronic structure and spin-dependent tunneling in epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe(001) tunnel junctions are studied using first-principles calculations. For small MgO barrier thickness the minority-spin resonant bands at the two interfaces make a significant contribution to the tunneling conductance for the antiparallel magnetization, whereas these bands are, in practice, mismatched by disorder and/or small applied bias for the parallel magnetization. This explains the experimentally observed decr...

  20. Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance studies of 25Mg and 43Ca

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    The ratios of the Larmor frequencies of 25Mg and 37Cl and of 43Ca and 37Cl have been measured in aqueous solutions and nuclear magnetic moments are given for these nuclei in the hydrated ions. 25Mg and 43Ca chemical shifts have been investigated at natural abundance of these isotopes in solutions of the chlorides, bromides, nitrates, perchlorates in H2O and D2O. The signal intensities are large enough to study within reasonable time these nuclei at natural abundance down to low concentrated solutions, e.g. 8 millimolal for 25Mg. For 25Mg very small chemical shifts have been observed whereas for 43Ca remarkable shifts to higher frequencies are found for halide solutions and to lower frequencies for the oxyanion solutions. Linewidths of only some Hz have been observed for both isotopes. (orig.)

  1. Distribution equilibria of Fe, Co and Ni between MgO-saturated FeOx-MgO-SiO2 slag and Ni alloy

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    As a fundamental study related to the recycle of Ni-Fe-Co alloy, the distribution equilibrium of Fe, Co and Ni between MgO saturated FeOx-MgO-SiO2 slag and nickel alloy was investigated at 1773, 1823 and 1873 K with controlled oxygen partial pressure between 10-4 to 102Pa. The distribution ratios of Fe, Co and Ni at 1773 K vary from 0.61 to 26, 0.040 to 4.2 and 0.0030 to 0.34 respectively with increasing oxygen partial pressure. The distribution ratios of Fe, Co and Ni between MgO saturated FeOx-MgO-SiO2 slag and nickel alloy suggest that most of nickel and cobalt can remain in the alloy phase with lower oxygen partial pressure, and iron can be eliminated adequately from nickel alloys with higher oxygen partial pressure. However, the solubility of nickel and cobalt oxide in the slag also increases with increasing the oxygen partial pressure. Lower oxygen partial pressure and higher temperature are favorable for decreasing the loss of nickel and cobalt into slag. An oxygen partial pressure at which the separation coefficients show minimum was observed. The MgO solubility in the FeOx-MgO-SiO2 slag decreases when the NiO content exceeds about 25% at higher oxygen partial pressure. The activity coefficients of NiO and CoO in slags were calculated and found that their values increased with increasing of the NiO and CoO contents in slag respectively. (author)

  2. Effect of Mg/Ca ratios on microbially induced carbonate precipitation

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    Balci, Nurgul; Demirel, Cansu; Seref Sonmez, M.; Kurt, M. Ali

    2016-04-01

    Influence of Mg/Ca ratios on microbially induced carbonate mineralogy were investigated by series of experiments carried out under various environmental conditions (Mg/Ca ratio, temperature and salinity). Halophilic bacterial cultures used for biomineralization experiments were isolated from hypersaline Lake Acıgöl (Denizli, SW Turkey), displaying extreme water chemistry with an average pH around 8.6 (Balci eta l.,2015). Enriched bacterial culture used in the experiments consisted of Halomonas saccharevitans strain AJ275, Halomonas alimentaria strain L7B; Idiomarina sp. TBZ29, 98% Idiomarina seosensis strain CL-SP19. Biomineralization experiments were set up using above enriched culture with Mg/Ca ratios of 0.05, 1, 4 and 15 and salinity of 8% and 15% experiments at 30oC and 10oC. Additionally, long-term biomineralization experiments were set up to last for a year, for Mg/Ca=4 and Mg/Ca=15 experiments at 30oC. For each experimental condition abiotic experiments were also conducted. Solution chemistry throughout incubation was monitored for Na, K, Mg, Ca, bicarbonate, carbonate, ammonium and phosphate for a month. At the end of the experiments, precipitates were collected and morphology and mineralogy of the biominerals were investigated and results were evaluated using the software DIFFRAC.SUITE EVA. Overall the preliminary results showed chemical precipitation of calcite, halite, hydromagnesite and sylvite. Results obtained from biological experiments indicate that, low Mg/Ca ratios (0.05 and 1) favor chlorapatite precipitation, whereas higher Mg/Ca ratios favor struvite precipitation. Biomineralization of dolomite, huntite and magnesite is favorable at high Mg/Ca ratios (4 and 15), in the presence of halophilic bacteria. Moreover, results indicate that supersaturation with respect to Mg (Mg/Ca=15) combined with NaCl (15%) inhibits biomineralization and forms chemical precipitates. 15% salinity is shown to favor chemical precipitation of mineral phases more than

  3. Multicomponent diffusion in garnets I: general theoretical considerations and experimental data for Fe-Mg systems

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    Borinski, Sascha André; Hoppe, Ulrich; Chakraborty, Sumit; Ganguly, Jibamitra; Bhowmik, Santanu Kumar

    2012-10-01

    We have carried out a combined theoretical and experimental study of multicomponent diffusion in garnets to address some unresolved issues and to better constrain the diffusion behavior of Fe and Mg in almandine-pyrope-rich garnets. We have (1) improved the convolution correction of concentration profiles measured using electron microprobes, (2) studied the effect of thermodynamic non-ideality on diffusion and (3) explored the use of a mathematical error minimization routine (the Nelder-Mead downhill simplex method) compared to the visual fitting of concentration profiles used in earlier studies. We conclude that incorporation of thermodynamic non-ideality alters the shapes of calculated profiles, resulting in better fits to measured shapes, but retrieved diffusion coefficients do not differ from those retrieved using ideal models by more than a factor of 1.2 for most natural garnet compositions. Diffusion coefficients retrieved using the two kinds of models differ only significantly for some unusual Mg-Mn-Ca-rich garnets. We found that when one of the diffusion coefficients becomes much faster or slower than the rest, or when the diffusion couple has a composition that is dominated by one component (>75 %), then profile shapes become insensitive to one or more tracer diffusion coefficients. Visual fitting and numerical fitting using the Nelder-Mead algorithm give identical results for idealized profile shapes, but for data with strong analytical noise or asymmetric profile shapes, visual fitting returns values closer to the known inputs. Finally, we have carried out four additional diffusion couple experiments (25-35 kbar, 1,260-1,400 °C) in a piston-cylinder apparatus using natural pyrope- and almandine-rich garnets. We have combined our results with a reanalysis of the profiles from Ganguly et al. (1998) using the tools developed in this work to obtain the following Arrhenius parameters in D = D 0 exp{-[ Q 1bar + ( P-1)Δ V +]/ RT} for D {Mg/*} and D {Fe/*}: Mg

  4. [VUV spectral properties of CaMgSi2O6 : Eu].

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    Zhou, Dan; He, Da-wei; Hou, Tao

    2007-05-01

    CaMgSiOs6 : Eu samples were synthesized by a normal solid state reaction using CaCO3, MgO, SiO2 and Eu2O3 as starting materials. The properties of structure, VUV excitation and luminescence under VUV excitation were studied. CaMgSi2O6 : Eu belongs to the monoclinic space group, and the crystal structure does not change as the crystal lattice is doped with Eu ions. The emission spectra of CaMgSi2O6 : Eu3+ have revealed an intense and sharp (611 nm) red color emission from Eu3+ ((5)D0-->(7)F2) transition under 147 nm VUV excitation. The correlative data shows that the concentration quenching occurs when the Eu3+ mole concentration ranges from 0.02 to 0.10 mol. The emission spectra of CaMgSi2O6 : Eu2+ have revealed an intense and sharp (452 nm) blue color emission from Eu2+ (5d-->4f) transition under 172 nm VUV excitation. It can be seen that the intensity of the emission peak increases with increasing H3BO3 concentration. PMID:17655118

  5. Electric field effect on a double MgO CoFeB-based free layer

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    Huang, Jiancheng; Sim, Cheow Hin; Naik, Vinayak Bharat; Tran, Michael; Lim, Sze Ter; Huang, Aihong; Yap, Qi Jia; Han, Guchang

    2016-03-01

    We study the electric field (EF) effect on MgO/CoFeB/Ta/CoFeB/MgO free layers by varying the thickness of the top MgO layer. The two CoFeB/MgO interfaces oppose the change in magnetic anisotropy from each other and this can be understood by considering the voltage drop as well as the efficiency of the anisotropy modulation from both interfaces. These results are proven by monitoring both coercivity and anisotropy field as a function of the applied EF. From the fit to the model, we show that the bottom CoFeB/MgO interface has a higher EF efficiency than the top interface.

  6. Chemistry of the M (M=Fe, Ca, Ba-Se-H2O Systems at 25 °C

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The chemistry of the M (M=Fe, Ca, Ba-Se-H2O systems at 25 °C is reviewed based on our previous papers. In this paper, the phase equilibria in the Fe(III-Se(IV-H2O, Ca-Se(IV,VI-H2O and Ba-Se(IV,VI-H2O systems at 25 °C are discussed. Then, the three-stage process for removal of selenium from industrial waste water [Se(IV,VI < 1,500 mg/L] containing sulfuric acid was introduced. This seems to be a promising process for selenium removal from acidic sulfate waste water containing high concentration levels of selenium to below 0.1 mg/L.

  7. Epitaxial growth of Fe3Si/CaF2/Fe3Si magnetic tunnel junction structures on CaF2/Si(111) by molecular beam epitaxy

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    The Fe3Si(24 nm)/CaF2(2 nm)/Fe3Si(12 nm) magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) structures were grown epitaxially on CaF2/Si(111) by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The 12-nm-thick Fe3Si underlayer was grown epitaxially on CaF2/Si(111) at approximately 400 deg. C; however, the surface of the Fe3Si film was very rough, and thus a lot of pinholes are considered to exist in the 2-nm-thick CaF2 barrier layer. The average roughness (Ra) of the CaF2 barrier layer was 7.8 nm. This problem was overcome by low-temperature deposition of Fe and Si at 80 deg. C on CaF2/Si(111), followed by annealing at 250 deg. C for 30 min to form the Fe3Si layer. The Ra roughness was significantly reduced down to approximately 0.26 nm. A hysteresis loop with coercive field Hc of approximately 25 Oe was obtained in the magnetic field dependence of Kerr rotation at room temperature (RT)

  8. Adhesion energy, surface traction and surface tension in Fe-Mg binary alloy

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    We present adhesion and surface energies in Fe-Mg binary alloy from simulation studies. The adhesion energy was calculated using the assumption that work is done when atoms come into contact by moving two surfaces from equilibrium position zo to ∞, while the surface traction was determined from the atomic interactions between atoms. The surface tension variation with temperature was investigated from diffusion coefficient obtained by performing molecular dynamics simulations at temperatures above eutetic temperature of Fe-Mg. It was observed that the structural information as well as the calculated surface tension suggest segregation in Fe-Mg alloy at all investigated temperatures. (author)

  9. Mg-Fe-mixed oxides derived from layered double hydroxides: A study of the surface properties

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    Marinković-Nedučin Radmila P.; Nikolić Aleksandar D.; Jović Branislav; Hadnađev-Kostić Milica S.; Vulić Tatjana J.

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    The influence of surface properties on the selectivity of the synthesized catalysts was studied, considering that their selectivity towards particular hydrocarbons is crucial for their overall activity in the chosen Fischer- -Tropsch reaction. Magnesium- and iron-containing layered double hydroxides (LDH), with the general formula: [Mg1-xFex(OH)2](CO3)x/2?mH2O, x = = n(Fe)/(n(Mg)+n(Fe)), synthesized with different Mg/Fe ratio and their thermally derived mixed oxides were investigated. M...

  10. Thermally robust Mo/CoFeB/MgO trilayers with strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

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    Liu, T; Y. Zhang; Cai, J. W.; Pan, H Y

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    The recent discovery of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) at the CoFeB/MgO interface has accelerated the development of next generation high-density non-volatile memories by utilizing perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJs). However, the insufficient interfacial PMA in the typical Ta/CoFeB/MgO system will not only complicate the p-MTJ optimization, but also limit the device density scalability. Moreover, the rapid decreases of PMA in Ta/CoFeB/MgO films with annealing temperatur...

  11. 钙铁锌复合强化食醋的研究%Studies on complex Ca,Fe,Zn,supplements of vinegar

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    吴正奇; 凌秀菊; 皮志雄

    2001-01-01

    本文对钙铁锌复合强化陈醋进行了初步研究。结果表明,适宜的钙强化剂为氯化钙和醋酸钙;适宜的铁强化剂为柠檬酸铁铵和乳酸亚铁;多种锌强化剂适合陈醋的锌强化。氯化钙、柠檬酸铁铵和氯化锌对陈醋进行钙铁锌复合强化,可取得较好的效果,此时其强化量分别为1000mgCa/100ml,25mgFe/100ml和40mgZn/100ml陈醋。%The complex Ca-Fe-Zn supplements of vinegar were Studies on complexprimarily studied in this paper. The results showed that better Ca-Supplements were CaCl2 and Ca(Ac)2;suitable Fe-supplements were Fe(NH4)2H(C6H5O7)2 and FeC6H10O6;an optimum effect was obtained in complex supplemented vinegar,using cacl2 as Ca-supplement,Fe(NH4)2H(C6H5O7)2 as Fe-supplement and ZnCl2 as Zn-supplement,at the level of 1000mgca/100ml、25mgFep100ml and 40mgZn/100ml vinegar.

  12. Comparison between Mg II k and Ca II H Images Recorded by SUNRISE/SuFI

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    Danilovic, S.; Hirzberger, J.; Riethmüller, T. L.; Solanki, S. K.; Barthol, P.; Berkefeld, T.; Gandorfer, A.; Gizon, L.; Knölker, M.; Schmidt, W.; Blanco Rodríguez, J.; Del Toro Iniesta, J. C.

    2014-03-01

    We present a comparison of high-resolution images of the solar surface taken in the Mg II k and Ca II H channels of the Filter Imager on the balloon-borne solar observatory SUNRISE. The Mg and Ca lines are sampled with 0.48 nm and 0.11 nm wide filters, respectively. The two channels show remarkable qualitative and quantitative similarities in the quiet Sun, in an active region plage and during a small flare. However, the Mg filtergrams display 1.4-1.7 times higher intensity contrast and appear more smeared and smoothed in the quiet Sun. In addition, the fibrils in a plage are wider. Although the exposure time is 100 times longer for Mg images, the evidence suggests that these differences cannot be explained only with instrumental effects or the evolution of the solar scene. The differences at least partially arise because of different line-formation heights, the stronger response of Mg k emission peaks to the higher temperatures, and the larger height range sampled by the broad Mg filter used here. This is evidently manifested during the flare when a surge in Mg evolves differently than in Ca.

  13. Comparison between Mg II k and Ca II H images recorded by SUNRISE/SuFI

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    Danilovic, S.; Hirzberger, J.; Riethmüller, T. L.; Solanki, S. K.; Barthol, P.; Gandorfer, A.; Gizon, L. [Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Berkefeld, T.; Schmidt, W. [Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Schöneckstr. 6, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Knölker, M. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 (United States); Rodríguez, J. Blanco [Image Processing Laboratory, University of Valencia, P.O. Box 22085, E-46980 Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Iniesta, J. C. Del Toro, E-mail: danilovic@mps.mpg.de [Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Apartado de Correos 3004, E-18080 Granada (Spain)

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    We present a comparison of high-resolution images of the solar surface taken in the Mg II k and Ca II H channels of the Filter Imager on the balloon-borne solar observatory SUNRISE. The Mg and Ca lines are sampled with 0.48 nm and 0.11 nm wide filters, respectively. The two channels show remarkable qualitative and quantitative similarities in the quiet Sun, in an active region plage and during a small flare. However, the Mg filtergrams display 1.4-1.7 times higher intensity contrast and appear more smeared and smoothed in the quiet Sun. In addition, the fibrils in a plage are wider. Although the exposure time is 100 times longer for Mg images, the evidence suggests that these differences cannot be explained only with instrumental effects or the evolution of the solar scene. The differences at least partially arise because of different line-formation heights, the stronger response of Mg k emission peaks to the higher temperatures, and the larger height range sampled by the broad Mg filter used here. This is evidently manifested during the flare when a surge in Mg evolves differently than in Ca.

  14. Comparison between Mg II k and Ca II H images recorded by SUNRISE/SuFI

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    We present a comparison of high-resolution images of the solar surface taken in the Mg II k and Ca II H channels of the Filter Imager on the balloon-borne solar observatory SUNRISE. The Mg and Ca lines are sampled with 0.48 nm and 0.11 nm wide filters, respectively. The two channels show remarkable qualitative and quantitative similarities in the quiet Sun, in an active region plage and during a small flare. However, the Mg filtergrams display 1.4-1.7 times higher intensity contrast and appear more smeared and smoothed in the quiet Sun. In addition, the fibrils in a plage are wider. Although the exposure time is 100 times longer for Mg images, the evidence suggests that these differences cannot be explained only with instrumental effects or the evolution of the solar scene. The differences at least partially arise because of different line-formation heights, the stronger response of Mg k emission peaks to the higher temperatures, and the larger height range sampled by the broad Mg filter used here. This is evidently manifested during the flare when a surge in Mg evolves differently than in Ca.

  15. Weak ferromagnetic ordering in Ca doped polycrystalline BiFeO3

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    Structural and magnetic properties of polycrystalline BiFeO3, Bi0.9Ca0.1FeO2.95, Bi0.9Ba0.05Ca0.05FeO2.95, and Bi0.9Ba0.1FeO2.95 ceramic samples were studied to establish the effects of doping in BiFeO3 on the magnetic property. X-ray diffraction data of the undoped and doped BiFeO3 samples were refined to a rhombohedral structure with space group R3c. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study showed the formation of a single-phase in both the undoped and doped BiFeO3 ceramics with Fe in the 3+ valence state. Ca doped and Ba-Ca co-doped BiFeO3 ceramic samples show weak ferromagnetic ordering at room temperature. This observation makes Ca doped and Ba-Ca co-doped BiFeO3 samples an interesting material system for magnetoelectric coupling studies.

  16. Phase diagrams for systems Cu2S-AIIS (AII=Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    By the methods of physicochemical analysis phase diagrams of Cu2S-AIIS (AII=Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) systems are studied. The system Cu2S-SrS is of eutectic type with eutectic coordinates 1095 K and 21.5 mol.% of SrS. Solubility of SrS in Cu2S is 2 mol.% at 1095 K. Regularities of phase diagram changes of Cu2S-AIIS (AII=Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) system are determined. Thermodynamic analysis is done

  17. Mg and Ca isotope signatures of authigenic dolomite in siliceous deep-sea sediments

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    Blättler, Clara L.; Miller, Nathaniel R.; Higgins, John A.

    2015-06-01

    Authigenic carbonates in marine sediments frequently have carbon isotope ratios that reflect local organic carbon processing rather than the δ13C of the global DIC (dissolved inorganic carbon) reservoir, but their contributions to ancient sedimentary sections are difficult to assess. In this study of authigenic dolomite from the Miocene-age Monterey Formation of offshore California, Mg and Ca isotopes are shown to vary with stratigraphic depth as a result of early diagenetic processes. The dolomite is a pre-compaction authigenic phase that occurs as beds and nodules with δ13C ranging from -16 to + 9 ‰. Light δ13C values were likely acquired from the sedimentary zone of microbial sulfate reduction, while heavy δ13C values were acquired from the zone of methanogenesis. Mg and Ca isotopes are roughly anti-correlated, with intervals of negative δ13C associated with low δ26Mg and higher δ 44/40Ca values. The variability is observed over a wide range of length-scales, from 10-2 meters within individual authigenic beds/nodules, to 102 meters over the entire stratigraphic column, and can be understood as the consequence of dolomite precipitation in pore fluids where Mg supply is limited by diffusive transport. The relationship of δ26Mg and δ 44/40Ca to the more common stable isotope measurements of δ13C and δ18O represents a new, diagenetically robust, geochemical fingerprint for identifying synsedimentary authigenic carbonates in the geological record.

  18. Ca. 2.7 Ga ferropicritic magmatism: A record of Fe-rich heterogeneities during Neoarchean global mantle melting

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    Milidragovic, Dejan; Francis, Don

    2016-07-01

    Although terrestrial picritic magmas with FeOTOT ⩾13 wt.% are rare in the geological record, they were relatively common ca. 2.7 Ga during the Neoarchean episode of enhanced global growth of continental crust. Recent evidence that ferropicritic underplating played an important role in the ca. 2.74-2.70 Ga reworking of the Ungava craton provides the impetus for a comparison of ca. 2.7 Ga ferropicrite occurrences in the global Neoarchean magmatic record. In addition to the Fe-rich plutons of the Ungava craton, volumetrically minor ferropicritic flows, pyroclastic deposits, and intrusive rocks form parts of the Neoarchean greenstone belt stratigraphy of the Abitibi, Wawa, Wabigoon and Vermillion domains of the southern and western Superior Province. Neoarchean ferropicritic rocks also occur on five other Archean cratons: West Churchill, Slave, Yilgarn, Kaapvaal, and Karelia; suggesting that ca. 2.7 Ga Fe-rich magmatism was globally widespread. Neoarchean ferropicrites form two distinct groups in terms of their trace element geochemistry. Alkaline ferropicrites have fractionated REE profiles and show no systematic HFSE anomalies, broadly resembling the trace element character of modern-day ocean island basalt (OIB) magmas. Magmas parental to ca. 2.7 Ga alkaline ferropicrites also had high Nb/YPM (>2), low Al2O3/TiO2 (temperature, suggest that ferropicrites cannot originate by melting of normal terrestrial mantle (Mg-number = 0.88-0.92) at high pressures and temperatures. The geochemical similarity between the subalkaline ferropicrites and the shergottite-nakhlite-chassigny (SNC) and howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) differentiated meteorites suggests, however, that the Fe-rich mantle may originate from the infall of Fe-rich chondritic meteorites. The occurrence of ca. 2.7 Ga Fe-rich rocks on at least six cratons that are commonly coeval with the more ubiquitous komatiites and Mg-tholeiites is consistent with the existence of heterogeneous Fe-rich "plums" throughout

  19. Magnetic Phase Formation in Self-Assembled Epitaxial BiFeO3-MgO and BiFeO3-MgAl2O4 Nanocomposite Films Grown by Combinatorial Pulsed Laser Deposition.

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    Kim, Dong Hun; Sun, XueYin; Kim, Tae Cheol; Eun, Yun Jae; Lee, Taeho; Jeong, Sung Gyun; Ross, Caroline A

    2016-02-01

    Self-assembled epitaxial BiFeO3-MgO and BiFeO3-MgAl2O4 nanocomposite thin films were grown on SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition. A two-phase columnar structure was observed for BiFeO3-MgO codeposition within a small window of growth parameters, in which the pillars consisted of a magnetic spinel phase (Mg,Fe)3O4 within a BiFeO3 matrix, similar to the growth of BiFeO3-MgFe2O4 nanocomposites reported elsewhere. Further, growth of a nanocomposite with BiFeO3-(CoFe2O4/MgO/MgFe2O4), in which the minority phase was grown from three different targets, gave spinel pillars with a uniform (Mg,Fe,Co)3O4 composition due to interdiffusion during growth, with a bifurcated shape from the merger of neighboring pillars. BiFeO3-MgAl2O4 did not form a well-defined vertical nanocomposite in spite of having lower lattice mismatch, but instead formed a two-phase film with in which the spinel phase contained Fe. These results illustrate the redistribution of Fe between the oxide phases during oxide codeposition to form a ferrimagnetic phase from antiferromagnetic or nonmagnetic targets. PMID:26750565

  20. Gas Metal Arc Welding Using Novel CaO-Added Mg Alloy Filler Wire

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    Minjung Kang

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Novel “ECO Mg” alloys, i.e., CaO-added Mg alloys, which exhibit oxidation resistance during melting and casting processes, even without the use of beryllium or toxic protection gases such as SF6, have recently been introduced. Research on ECO Mg alloys is still continuing, and their application as welding filler metals was investigated in this study. Mechanical and metallurgical aspects of the weldments were analysed after welding, and welding behaviours such as fume generation and droplet transfer were observed during welding. The tensile strength of welds was slightly increased by adding CaO to the filler metal, which resulted from the decreased grain size in the weld metal. When welding Mg alloys, fumes have been unavoidable so far because of the low boiling temperature of Mg. Fume reduction was successfully demonstrated with a wire composed of the novel ECO Mg filler. In addition, stable droplet transfer was observed and spatter suppression could be expected by using CaO-added Mg filler wire.

  1. Comparison of Ca2+ and Mg2+ enhancing aerobic granulation in SBR

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    Two sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) were operated to investigate the effect of Ca2+ and Mg2+ augmentation on aerobic granulation. Reactor R1 was augmented with Ca2+ at 40 mg/L, while Mg2+ was added to the reactor R2 with 40 mg/L. Results showed that the reactor R1 had a faster granulation process compared with R2, and the mature granules in R1 showed better physical characteristics. However, the mature granules in R2 had the higher production yield of polysaccharides and proteins, and aerobic granules in R2 experienced a faster substrate biodegradation. Microbial and genetic characteristics in mature granules were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) techniques. The results revealed that Mg2+ addition led to higher microbial diversity in mature granules. In addition, an uncultured bacterium (AB447697) was major specie in R1, and β-proteobacterium was dominant in R2. It can be concluded that Ca2+ had an important effect on physical properties of aerobic granules, while Mg2+ played a key role on biological properties during the sludge granulation.

  2. Spin crossover in liquid (Mg,Fe)O at extreme conditions

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    Holmström, E.; Stixrude, L.

    2016-05-01

    We use first-principles free-energy calculations to predict a pressure-induced spin crossover in the liquid planetary material (Mg,Fe)O, whereby the magnetic moments of Fe ions vanish gradually over a range of hundreds of GPa. Because electronic entropy strongly favors the nonmagnetic low-spin state of Fe, the crossover has a negative effective Clapeyron slope, in stark contrast to the crystalline counterpart of this transition-metal oxide. Diffusivity of liquid (Mg,Fe)O is similar to that of MgO, displaying a weak dependence on element and spin state. Fe-O and Mg-O coordination increases from approximately 4 to 7 as pressure goes from 0 to 200 GPa. We find partitioning of Fe to induce a density inversion between the crystal and melt, implying separation of a basal magma ocean from a surficial one in the early Earth. The spin crossover induces an anomaly into the density contrast, and the oppositely signed Clapeyron slopes for the crossover in the liquid and crystalline phases imply that the solid-liquid transition induces a spin transition in (Mg,Fe)O.

  3. Growth of Fe2Al5 phase on pure iron hot-dipped in Al-Mg-Si alloy melt with Fe in solution

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    We have examined the growth and morphology of the Fe-Al alloy layer (Fe2Al5-η and FeAl3-θ phases) on pure Fe sheets hot-dipped at 750°C in an Al-8.2Mg-4.8Si-Fe (wt.%) and Al-Fe alloy melts which are saturated with Fe where the effect of Fe dissolution from the solid Fe can be eliminated. In both the Al-Mg-Si-Fe and Al-Fe melts, the total thickness of Fe sheets increased during the dipping, indicating that the diffusion of Al from the melt side is dominant in the growth of the Fe-Al alloy layer. The growth rate constant of the η phase layer in the both melts was close to 0.5 while the growth rate in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt was approximately one order of magnitude slower than that in the Al-Fe melt. The θ phase layer appeared continuous in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt, whereas the layer was discontinuous in the Al-Fe melt. The sluggish growth of the η phase layer in the Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloy melt is discussed. (author)

  4. Experimental Establishment of the CaAl2O4–MgO and CaAl4O7–MgO Isoplethal Sections within the Al2O3–MgO–CaO Ternary System

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    Durán, Teresa; Serena Palomares, Sara; Peña, P.; Caballero Cuesta, Ángel; Aza Pendas, Salvador de; Aza Moya, Antonio H. de

    2008-01-01

    The isoplethal sections CaAl2O4–MgO and CaAl4O7–MgO of the Al2O3–MgO–CaO ternary system have been experimentally established at 1 bar total pressure and air of normal humidity. The sections obtained provide new data and information that are in disagreement with thermodynamic evaluations and optimizations of the Al2O3–MgO–CaO ternary system published to date. These differences arise mainly from the inclusion, or exclusion, of the binary compound Ca12Al14O33, mayenite, as a stable phase in the ...

  5. Structural characterization of interfaces in epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe magnetic tunnel junctions by transmission electron microscopy

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    We present a detailed structural characterization of the interfaces in Fe/MgO/Fe layers grown by molecular-beam epitaxy using aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning TEM, and electron energy-loss spectroscopy. When fabricated into magnetic tunnel junctions, these epitaxial devices exhibit large tunnel magnetoresistance ratios (e.g., 318% at 10 K), though still considerably lower than the values predicted theoretically. The reason for this discrepancy is being debated and has been attributed to the structure of, and defects at the interface, namely, the relative position of the atoms, interface oxidation, strain, and structural asymmetry of the interfaces. In this structural study, we observed that Fe is bound to O at the interfaces. The interfaces are semicoherent and mostly sharp with a minor degree of oxidation. A comparison of the two interfaces shows that the top MgO/Fe interface is rougher.

  6. Two-dimensional radiative transfer. II. The wings of Ca K and Mg k

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    The effect of horizontal radiative transfer on the Ca K and Mg k line wing intensities in two-component models of the solar atmosphere is investigated. No significant influence on the spatially unresolved wing profiles of either line was found, even for models in which the lateral variation was extreme over distances approaching a vertical scale height. Horizonal contrast as measured by the spatially resolve Mg k profile was found to be markedly reduced by lateral transfer over scales at or below the current resolution limit. Contrast as measured in the Ca K wing was relatively unaffected and was maintained down to lateral sizes approaching a vertical scale height. The behavior of Ca K relative to Mg k is attributed to the larger amount of photon destruction by incoherent scattering in the Ca K wing, which limits the distance that photons can diffuse laterally and forces the line to be formed near LTE. We therefore conclude that the small-scale photospheric temperature structure predicted by many models can be detected in Ca K, and that efforts toward reducing seeing limitations on the resolution of solar observations should be encouraged

  7. Ca2+ and Mg2+ binding induce conformational stability of Calfumirin-1 from Dictyostelium discoideum

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    Bairagi C Mallick; Sa-Ouk Kang; Suman Jha

    2014-05-01

    The apo-Calfumirin-1 (CAF-1) binds to Ca2+ with high affinity and also to Mg2+ with high positive cooperativity. The thermal unfolding curves of wtCAF-1 monitored at neutral pH by CD spectroscopy are reversible and show different thermal stabilities in the absence or presence of Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions. Metalfree wtCAF-1 shows greater thermal stability than EF-IV mutant protein. We observed that GdnHCl-induced unfolding of apo-wtCAF-1 monitored by CD and fluorescence spectroscopies increases co-operative folding with approximately same C values. Binding of Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions to CAF-1 dramatically altered the fluorescence and CD spectra, indicating metal ion-induced conformational changes both in the wild-type and mutant proteins. The hydrophobic probe, ANS is used to observe alteration in surface hydrophobicity of the protein in different ligation states. In apo-wtCAF-1, the exposed hydrophobic surfaces are able to bind ANS which is in contrast to the unfolded or the metal ions ligated conformations. Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) resultsshow two possible independent binding sites of comparable affinity for the metal ions. However, their binding to the EF-IV E helix-loop-F helix mutant apo-protein happens with different affinities. The present study demonstrates that Ca2+ or Mg2+ binding plays a possible role in the conformational stability of the protein.

  8. Zinc deficiency negatively affects alkaline phosphatase and the concentration of Ca, Mg and P in rats

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    Cho, Young-Eun; Lomeda, Ria-Ann R.; Ryu, Sang-Hoon; Sohn, Ho-Yong; Shin, Hong-In; Beattie, John H.; Kwun, In-Sook

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    Zn is an essential nutrient that is required in humans and animals for many physiological functions, including immune and antioxidant function, growth, and reproduction. The present study evaluated whether Zn deficiency would negatively affect bone-related enzyme, ALP, and other bone-related minerals (Ca, P and Mg) in rats. Thirty Sprague Dawley rats were assigned to one of the three different Zn dietary groups, such as Zn adequate (ZA, 35 mg/kg), pair fed (PF, 35 mg/kg), Zn deficient (ZD, 1 ...

  9. Effect of alloying elements Al and Ca on corrosion resistance of plasma anodized Mg alloys

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    Anawati, Asoh, Hidetaka; Ono, Sachiko

    2016-04-01

    Plasma anodizing is a surface treatment used to form a ceramic-type oxide film on Mg alloys by the application of a high anodic voltage to create intense plasma near the metal surface. With proper selection of the process parameters, the technique can produce high quality oxide with superior adhesion, corrosion resistance, micro-hardness, wear resistance and strength. The effect of alloying element Al on plasma anodizing process of Mg alloys was studied by comparing the anodizing curves of pure Mg, AZ31, and AZ61 alloys while the effect of Ca were studied on AZ61 alloys containing 0, 1, and 2 wt% Ca. Anodizing was performed in 0.5 M Na3PO4 solution at a constant current density of 200 Am-2 at 25°C. Anodic oxide films with lava-like structure having mix composition of amorphous and crystal were formed on all of the alloys. The main crystal form of the oxide was Mg3(PO4)2 as analyzed by XRD. Alloying elements Al and Ca played role in modifying the plasma lifetime during anodization. Al tended to extend the strong plasma lifetime and therefore accelerated the film thickening. The effect of Ca on anodizing process was still unclear. The anodic film thickness and chemical composition were altered by the presence of Ca in the alloys. Electrochemical corrosion test in 0.9% NaCl solution showed that the corrosion behavior of the anodized specimens depend on the behavior of the substrate. Increasing Al and Ca content in the alloys tended to increase the corrosion resistance of the specimens. The corrosion resistance of the anodized specimens improved significantly about two orders of magnitude relative to the bare substrate.

  10. Unique antitumor property of the Mg-Ca-Sr alloys with addition of Zn

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    Wu, Yuanhao; He, Guanping; Zhang, Yu; Liu, Yang; Li, Mei; Wang, Xiaolan; Li, Nan; Li, Kang; Zheng, Guan; Zheng, Yufeng; Yin, Qingshui

    2016-02-01

    In clinical practice, tumor recurrence and metastasis after orthopedic prosthesis implantation is an intensely troublesome matter. Therefore, to develop implant materials with antitumor property is extremely necessary and meaningful. Magnesium (Mg) alloys possess superb biocompatibility, mechanical property and biodegradability in orthopedic applications. However, whether they possess antitumor property had seldom been reported. In recent years, it showed that zinc (Zn) not only promote the osteogenic activity but also exhibit good antitumor property. In our present study, Zn was selected as an alloying element for the Mg-1Ca-0.5Sr alloy to develop a multifunctional material with antitumor property. We investigated the influence of the Mg-1Ca-0.5Sr-xZn (x = 0, 2, 4, 6 wt%) alloys extracts on the proliferation rate, cell apoptosis, migration and invasion of the U2OS cell line. Our results show that Zn containing Mg alloys extracts inhibit the cell proliferation by alteration the cell cycle and inducing cell apoptosis via the activation of the mitochondria pathway. The cell migration and invasion property were also suppressed by the activation of MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase) pathway. Our work suggests that the Mg-1Ca-0.5Sr-6Zn alloy is expected to be a promising orthopedic implant in osteosarcoma limb-salvage surgery for avoiding tumor recurrence and metastasis.

  11. Electrical spin injection in p-type Si using Fe/MgO contacts

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    Spiesser, Aurelie; Sharmaa, Sandeep; Saito, Hidekazu; Jansen, Ron; Yuasa, Shinji; Ando, Koji

    2012-01-01

    We report the successful electrical creation of spin polarization in p-type Si at room temperature by using an epitaxial MgO(001) tunnel barrier and Fe(001) electrode. Reflection high-energy electron diffraction observations revealed that epitaxial Fe/MgO(001) tunnel contacts can be grown on a (2 x 1) reconstructed Si surface whereas tunnel contacts grown on the (1 x 1) Si surface were polycrystalline. Transmission electron microscopy images showed a more flat interface for the epitaxial Fe/M...

  12. Isothermal compression behavior of (Mg,Fe)O using neon as a pressure medium

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    Zhuravlev, Kirill K.; J. M. Jackson; Wolf, A. S.; Wicks, J. K.; Yan, J.; S. M. Clark

    2010-01-01

    We present isothermal volume compression behavior of two polycrystalline (Mg,Fe)O samples with FeO = 39 and 78 mol% up to ~90 GPa at 300 K using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neon as a pressure-transmitting medium. For the iron-rich (Mg_(0.22)Fe_(0.78))O sample, a structural transition from the B1 structure to a rhombohedral structure was observed at 41.6 GPa, with no further indication of changes in structural or compression behavior changes up to 93 GPa. In contrast, a change in the com...

  13. Tunneling magneto thermocurrent in CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB based magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Liebing, Niklas; Serrano-Guisan, Santiago; Krzysteczko, Patryk; Rott, Karsten; Reiss, Günter; Langer, Jürgen; Ocker, Berthold; Schumacher, Hans Werner

    2013-01-01

    We study the tunneling magneto thermopower and tunneling magneto thermocurrent of CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ). The devices show a clear change of the thermoelectric properties upon reversal of the magnetisation of the CoFeB layers from parallel to the antiparallel orientation. When switching from parallel to antiparallel the thermopower increases by up to 55% where as the thermocurrent drops by 45%. These observations can be well explained by the Onsager relations taking i...

  14. Regulatory Effects of Cu, Zn, and Ca on Fe Absorption: The Intricate Play between Nutrient Transporters

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    Nathalie Scheers

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Iron is an essential nutrient for almost every living organism because it is required in a number of biological processes that serve to maintain life. In humans, recycling of senescent erythrocytes provides most of the daily requirement of iron. In addition, we need to absorb another 1–2 mg Fe from the diet each day to compensate for losses due to epithelial sloughing, perspiration, and bleeding. Iron absorption in the intestine is mainly regulated on the enterocyte level by effectors in the diet and systemic regulators accessing the enterocyte through the basal lamina. Recently, a complex meshwork of interactions between several trace metals and regulatory proteins was revealed. This review focuses on advances in our understanding of Cu, Zn, and Ca in the regulation of iron absorption. Ascorbate as an important player is also considered.

  15. Effects of Zn on the microstructure, mechanical property and bio-corrosion property of Mg-3Ca alloys for biomedical application

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    The effects of the addition of Zn element on the microstructures, mechanical properties and bio-corrosion properties of Mg-3Ca alloys are investigated. The microstructure and X-ray diffraction topography indicate that as-cast Mg-3Ca alloys are composed of primary Mg and eutectic (α-Mg + Mg2Ca) phases, while Mg-3Ca-2Zn alloys are constituted of primary Mg and eutectic (α-Mg + Mg2Ca + Ca2Mg6Zn3) phases. Mechanical properties results show that the element Zn could improve both tensile strength and elongation of Mg-3Ca alloys. The ultimate tensile strength is enhanced by 22%. Meanwhile, the corrosion resistance is increased by the addition of Zn element. It is thought that the presence of Ca2Mg6Zn3 phase mainly contributes to these improvements. Mg-3Ca-2Zn alloy provides moderate strength and excellent corrosion resistance for biomedical application.

  16. Optical properties of Cr3+ and Nd3+ions in GGG(Ca,Zr) and GGG(Ca,Mg,Zr)

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    The discovery of Cr3+ - and Nd3+ -doped oxide garnets such as gadolinium scandium gallium garnet (GSGG) having efficiencies greater than Nd:YAG has led to their proposed use in high-average-power laser systems. The high-stimulated-emission cross section for Nd3+ in this material limits the size of the active medium, which will impose limititations on the maximum power output per laser active component. If the Nd3+ cross section in this material could be reduced, while keeping other parameters constant, the components could be scaled to larger apertures. Materials which may satisfy these requirements are gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG), whose structure is modified by calcium and zirconium GGG(Ca,Zr) or calcium, magnesium, and zirconcium GGG(Ca,Mg,Zr). These crystals were originally synthesized for use as magnetic bubble memory substrates. When doped with Nd3+, the large degree of inhomogeneous broadening evident in the emission spectrum indicates that many nonequivalent Nd3+ sites exist. These nonequivalent sites are due to the many different positions the charge-compensated ion pairs (Ca-Zr) or (Mg-Zr) may assume in the lattice. This inhomogeneous broadening lowers the stimulated emission cross section, yet leaves most other optical properties relatively unchanged compared with GGG. These materials can also be doped with Cr3+ to sensitize efficiently the Nd3+ luminescence, as is done in GSGG. Laser performance of the Cr:Nd:GGG(Ca,Zr) material exceeds that for Nd:YAG. Further improvements in performance can be expected when better optical quality in the materials is achieved

  17. The Mg2+ transporter CNNM4 regulates sperm Ca2+ homeostasis and is essential for reproduction.

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    Yamazaki, Daisuke; Miyata, Haruhiko; Funato, Yosuke; Fujihara, Yoshitaka; Ikawa, Masahito; Miki, Hiroaki

    2016-05-01

    Ca(2+) influx triggers sperm capacitation; however, the underlying regulatory mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here, we show that CNNM4, a Mg(2+) transporter, is required for Ca(2+) influx during capacitation. We find that Cnnm4-deficient male mice are almost infertile because of sperm dysfunction. Motion analyses show that hyperactivation, a qualitative change in the mode of sperm motility during capacitation, is abrogated in Cnnm4-deficient sperm. In contrast, tyrosine phosphorylation of flagellar proteins, a hallmark of capacitation, is excessively augmented. These seemingly paradoxical phenotypes of Cnnm4-deficient sperm are very similar to those of sperm lacking a functional cation channel of sperm (CatSper) channel, which plays an essential role in Ca(2+) influx during sperm capacitation. Ca(2+) imaging analyses demonstrate that Ca(2+) influx is perturbed in Cnnm4-deficient sperm, and forced Ca(2+) entry into these sperm normalizes the level of tyrosine phosphorylation. Furthermore, we confirm the importance of CNNM4 in sperm by generating germ-cell-specific Cnnm4-deficient mice. These results suggest a new role of CNNM4 in sperm Ca(2+) homeostasis. PMID:27006114

  18. Isothermal compression behavior of (Mg,Fe)O using neon as a pressure medium

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    Zhuravlev, Kirill K.; Jackson, J.M.; Wolf, A.S.; Wicks, J.K.; Yan, J.; Clark, S.M. (CIT); (LBNL)

    2012-04-30

    We present isothermal volume compression behavior of two polycrystalline (Mg,Fe)O samples with FeO = 39 and 78 mol% up to {approx}90 GPa at 300 K using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neon as a pressure-transmitting medium. For the iron-rich (Mg{sub 0.22}Fe{sub 0.78})O sample, a structural transition from the B1 structure to a rhombohedral structure was observed at 41.6 GPa, with no further indication of changes in structural or compression behavior changes up to 93 GPa. In contrast, a change in the compression behavior of (Mg{sub 0.61}Fe{sub 0.39})O was observed during compression at P {ge} 71 GPa and is indicative of a spin crossover occurring in the Fe{sup 2+} component of (Mg{sub 0.61}Fe{sub 0.39})O. The low-spin state exhibited a volume collapse of {approx}3.5%, which is a larger value than what was observed for a similar composition in a laser-heated NaCl medium. Upon decompression, the volume of the high-spin state was recovered at approximately 65 GPa. We therefore bracket the spin crossover at 65 {le} P (GPa) {le} 77 at 300 K (Mg{sub 0.61}Fe{sub 0.39})O. We observed no deviation from the B1 structure in (Mg{sub 0.61}Fe{sub 0.39})O throughout the pressure range investigated.

  19. Effect of Fe on the Elastic Constants of Magnesiowustite [(Mg,Fe)O] at Ambient Conditions and High Pressure

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    Sinogeikin, S. V.; Reichmann, H. J.; Bass, J. D.; Mackwell, S. J.; Jacobsen, S. D.

    2001-12-01

    Magnesiowustite is a major mineral in the lower mantle of the Earth. While the effect of temperature and pressure on the elasticity of MgO is well constrained, the effect of Fe on the elastic constants and their pressure derivatives is still uncertain, especially for compositions close to the Mg end-member. Here we present the Brillouin spectroscopy measurements of the single-crystal elastic constants of magnesiowustite at ambient conditions ( ~5.8 mol.% Fe) and to high pressures up to about 10 GPa ( ~1.3 mol.% Fe). The single-crystal samples were prepared by Mg:Fe interdiffusion between periclase single crystals and magnesiowustite powders with carefully controlled oxygen fugacity. The Brillouin scattering measurements were performed in platelet symmetric geometry, which significantly increases the accuracy, and is calibrated with respect to standard periclase sample. High-pressure measurements were performed in a large optical opening Merrill-Basset type diamond anvil cell with Methanol-Ethanol-Water mixture as a pressure-transmitting medium. The new results confirm earlier single-crystal ultrasonic measurements (gigahertz interferometry) which indicated that the behavior of the elastic moduli of magnesiowustite are highly nonlinear in Mg-rich end. A pronounced decrease in acoustic velocities with increasing Fe content is especially obvious in samples with Fe contents of <10 mol. %. The pressure derivatives of the elastic moduli of the sample with XFe = 1.3 mol % are equal to those of periclase within the experimental uncertainties, although the Fe content of the sample may be too small to allow compositional trends to be clearly identified.

  20. Structural defects analysis versus spin polarized tunneling in Co2FeAl/MgO/CoFe magnetic tunnel junctions with thick MgO barriers

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    Gabor, M. S.; Tiusan, C.; Petrisor, T.; Petrisor, T.; Hehn, M.; Lu, Y.; Snoeck, E.

    2013-12-01

    We report on spin polarization reduction by incoherent tunneling in single crystal Co2FeAl/MgO/Co50Fe50 magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs). A large density of misfit dislocations in the Heusler based MTJs has been provided by a thick MgO barrier and its 3.8% lattice mismatch with the Co2FeAl electrode. Our analysis implicates a correlated structural-transport approach. The crystallographic coherence in the real space has been investigated by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy phase analysis. The electronic transport experiments in variable temperature, fitted with a theoretical extended-Glazman-Matveev model, address different levels of the tunneling mechanisms from direct to multi-center hopping. We demonstrate a double impact of dislocations, as extended defects, on the tunneling polarization. Firstly, the breaking of the crystal symmetry destroys the longitudinal and lateral coherence of the propagating Bloch functions. This affects the symmetry filtering efficiency of the Δ1 states across the (001) MgO barriers and reduces the associated effective tunneling polarization. Secondly, dislocations provide localized states within the MgO gap. This determines temperature activated spin-conserving inelastic tunneling through chains of defects which are responsible for the one order of magnitude drop of the tunnel magnetoresistance from low to room temperature.

  1. PEG/CaFe2O4 nanocomposite: Structural, morphological, magnetic and thermal analyses

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    Khanna, Lavanya; Verma, Narendra K.

    2013-10-01

    The coating of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) on calcium ferrite (CaFe2O4) nanoparticles has been reported in the present study. The X-ray diffraction pattern revealed the formation of orthorhombic structure of bare CaFe2O4 nanoparticles, which was also retained after the PEG coating, along with additional characteristic peaks of PEG at 19° and 23°. The rings of CaFe2O4 nanoparticles were identified by the selected area electron diffraction pattern. The characteristic bands of PEG as observed in its Fourier transform infrared spectrum were also present in PEG coated CaFe2O4 nanoparticles, hence confirming its presence. In the thermal gravimetric studies, the complete thermal decomposition of PEG occurred in a one step process, but in case of PEG coated CaFe2O4 nanoparticles, the decomposition took place at a higher temperature owing to the formation of covalent bonds of PEG with CaFe2O4 nanoparticles. The presence of PEG on CaFe2O4 nanoparticles, spherical formation of PEG coated CaFe2O4 nanoparticles and reduced agglomeration in the CaFe2O4 nanoparticles were revealed by high resolution transmission electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope studies, respectively. In vibrating sample magnetometer analysis, both bare as well as coated CaFe2O4 nanoparticles exhibited superparamagnetic behavior. However, a drop in the magnetic saturation value was observed from 36.76 emu/g for CaFe2O4 nanoparticles to 6.74 emu/g for PEG coated CaFe2O4 nanoparticles, due to the formation of magnetically dead layer of PEG. In ZFC and FC analyses, superparamagnetic behavior with blocking temperature for bare and coated nanoparticles has been observed at ∼40 K and ∼60 K, respectively. The increase in the blocking temperature is attributed to the increase in the particle size after PEG coating.

  2. Structural and hydrogen storage capacity evolution of Mg2FeH6 hydride synthesized by reactive mechanical alloying

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    LI Song-lin(李松林); R.A.Varin

    2004-01-01

    Mg-based metal hydrides are promising as hydrogen storage materials for fuel cell application. In this work, Mg2 FeH6 complex hydride phase was synthesized by controlled reactive ball milling of 2Mg-Fe (atomic ratio)powder mixture in H2. Mg2 FeH6 is confirmed to be formed via the following three stages: formation of MgH2 via the reaction of Mg with H2, incubation stage and formation of Mg2 FeH6 by reaction of fully refined MgH2 and Fe.The incubation stage is characterized by no traces of Mg or hydride crystalline phase by XRD. On the other hand,Mg is observed uniformly distributed in the milled powder by SEM-EDS. Also, almost the same amount of H2 as the first stage is detected stored in the powders of the second stage by DSC and TGA.

  3. Discrete Layer-by-Layer Magnetic Switching in Fe /MgO (001 ) Superlattices

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    Moubah, R.; Magnus, F.; Warnatz, T.; Palsson, G. K.; Kapaklis, V.; Ukleev, V.; Devishvili, A.; Palisaitis, J.; Persson, P. O. Å.; Hjörvarsson, B.

    2016-04-01

    We report on a discrete layer-by-layer magnetic switching in Fe /MgO superlattices driven by an antiferromagnetic interlayer exchange coupling. The strong interlayer coupling is mediated by tunneling through MgO layers with thicknesses up to at least 1.8 nm, and the coupling strength varies with MgO thickness. Furthermore, the competition between the interlayer coupling and magnetocrystalline anisotropy stabilizes both 90° and 180° periodic alignment of adjacent layers throughout the entire superlattice. The tunable layer-by-layer switching, coupled with the giant tunneling magnetoresistance of Fe /MgO /Fe junctions, is an appealing combination for three-dimensional spintronic memories and logic devices.

  4. Chelate titrations of Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) using microfluidic paper-based analytical devices.

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    Karita, Shingo; Kaneta, Takashi

    2016-06-14

    We developed microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) for the chelate titrations of Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) in natural water. The μPAD consisted of ten reaction zones and ten detection zones connected through narrow channels to a sample zone located at the center. Buffer solutions with a pH of 10 or 13 were applied to all surfaces of the channels and zones. Different amounts of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) were added to the reaction zones and a consistent amount of a metal indicator (Eriochrome Black T or Calcon) was added to the detection zones. The total concentrations of Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) (total hardness) in the water were measured using a μPAD containing a buffer solution with a pH of 10, whereas only Ca(2+) was titrated using a μPAD prepared with a potassium hydroxide solution with a pH of 13. The μPADs permitted the determination of Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) in mineral water, river water, and seawater samples within only a few minutes using only the naked eye-no need of instruments. PMID:27181645

  5. Effects of CaO, Al2O3 and MgO on liquidus temperatures of copper smelting and converting slags under controlled oxygen partial pressures

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Phase equilibria of silicate slags relevant to the copper smelting/converting operations have been experimentally studied over a wide range of slag compositions, temperatures and atmospheric conditions. Selected systems are of industrial interest and fill the gaps in fundamental information required to systematically characterise and describe copper slag chemistry. The experimental procedures include equilibration of synthetic slag at high temperatures, rapid quenching of resulting phases, and accurate measurement of phase compositions using electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA. The effects of CaO, Al2O3 and MgO on the phase equilibria of this slag system have been experimentally investigated in the temperature range 1200 to 1300 oC and oxygen partial pressures between 10-5 and 10-9 atm. It was found that spinel and silica are major primary phases in the composition range related to copper smelting/converting slags. In addition, olivine, diopside and pyroxene also appear at certain conditions. The presence of CaO, MgO and Al2O3 in the slag increases the spinel liquidus and decreases the silica liquidus. Liquidus temperatures in silica primary phase field are not sensitive to Po2; Liquidus temperatures in spinel primary phase field increase with increasing Po2. At 1300 oC and low Po2, the spinel (Fe2+,Mg2+O.(Al3+,Fe3+ primary phase field can be replaced by wustite (Fe2+,Mg2+O.

  6. The local structure of Ca-Na pyroxenes. 2-Xanes studies at the Mg and A1 K edges

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    X-ray absorption spectra at the Mg and A1 K edges have been recorded on synthetic endmember diopside (Di) and jadeite (Jd) and on a series of natural Fe-poor Ca-Na clinopyroxenes compositionally straddling the Jd-Di join. The spectra of C2/c members of the series (C-omphacites) are different from having P2/n symmetry (P-omphacites). Differences can be explained by theoretical spectra calculated via the multiple-scattering formalism on atomic clusters with at least 89 atoms, extending to a. 0.62 nm away from the Mg viz. A1 absorber: Xanes detects in these systems medium- rather than short-range order-disorder relationships. Near-edge features of C-omphacites reflect the single-type of octahedral arrangement of the back scattering nearest-neighbours (six O atoms) around the absorber (Mg resp. A1) at the centre of the cluster (site M1). Others arise again from medium-range order. P-omphacites show more complicated spectra than C-omphacites. Their additional features reflect the increased local disorder around the probed atom (Mg resp. A1) induced by the two alternative M1, M11 configurations of the six O atoms forming the first co-ordination spheres. Mg and A1 are confirmed to be preferentially partitioned in the M1 resp. M11 site of the P-omphacite crystal structure, however never exclusively, but in a ratio close to 85:15 (plus or minus 10%) that implies a certain degree of local disorder. Changes in the relative heights of some prominent features are more evident in the A1 than in the Mg K-edge spectra. They are diagnostic to qualitatively distinguish C-from P-omphacites

  7. The local structure of Ca-Na pyroxenes. 2-Xanes studies at the Mg and A1 K edges

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    Mottana, A. [Rome Univ. Roma Tre, Rome (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze Geologiche; Murata, T. [Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto (Japan). Dept. of Physics; Marcelli, A. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Frascati, RM (Italy). Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati; Wu, Z.Y. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Frascati, RM (Italy). Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati]|[Laboratoire Piere Suee, Gif-sur Yvette Cedex, (France); Cibin, G. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Frascati, RM (Italy). Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati; Paris, E. [Camerino Univ., Camerino, MC (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze della Terra; Giuli, G. [Camerino Univ., Camerino, MC (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze della Terra]|[Florence Univ., Florence (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze della Terra

    1999-07-01

    X-ray absorption spectra at the Mg and A1 K edges have been recorded on synthetic end member diopside (Di) and jadeite (Jd) and on a series of natural Fe-poor Ca-Na clinopyroxenes compositionally straddling the Jd-Di join. The spectra of C2/c members of the series (C-omphacites) are different from having P2/n symmetry (P-omphacites). Differences can be explained by theoretical spectra calculated via the multiple-scattering formalism on atomic clusters with at least 89 atoms, extending to a. 0.62 nm away from the Mg viz. A1 absorber: Xanes detects in these systems medium- rather than short-range order-disorder relationships. Near-edge features of C-omphacites reflect the single-type of octahedral arrangement of the back scattering nearest-neighbours (six O atoms) around the absorber (Mg resp. A1) at the centre of the cluster (site M1). Others arise again from medium-range order. P-omphacites show more complicated spectra than C-omphacites. Their additional features reflect the increased local disorder around the probed atom (Mg resp. A1) induced by the two alternative M1, M11 configurations of the six O atoms forming the first co-ordination spheres. Mg and A1 are confirmed to be preferentially partitioned in the M1 resp. M11 site of the P-omphacite crystal structure, however never exclusively, but in a ratio close to 85:15 (plus or minus 10%) that implies a certain degree of local disorder. Changes in the relative heights of some prominent features are more evident in the A1 than in the Mg K-edge spectra. They are diagnostic to qualitatively distinguish C-from P-omphacites.

  8. Giant strain control of magnetoelectric effect in Ta|Fe|MgO

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    Odkhuu, Dorj

    2016-01-01

    The exploration of electric field controlled magnetism has come under scrutiny for its intriguing magnetoelectric phenomenon as well as technological advances in spintronics. Herein, the tremendous effect of an epitaxial strain on voltage-controlled perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (VPMA) is demonstrated in a transition-metal|ferromagnet|MgO (TM|FM|MgO) heterostructure from first-principles electronic structure computation. By tuning the epitaxial strain in Ta|Fe|MgO as a model system of TM|FM|MgO, we find distinctly different behaviours of VPMA from V- to Λ-shape trends with a substantially large magnetoelectric coefficient, up to an order of 103 fJV−1m−1. We further reveal that the VPMA modulation under strain is mainly governed by the inherently large spin-orbit coupling of Ta 5d–Fe 3d hybridized orbitals at the TM|FM interface, although the Fe 3d–O 2p hybridization at the FM|MgO interface is partly responsible in determining the PMA of Ta|Fe|MgO. These results suggest that the control of epitaxial strain enables the engineering of VPMA, and provides physical insights for the divergent behaviors of VPMA and magnetoelectric coefficients found in TM|FM|MgO experiments. PMID:27597448

  9. Chemistry of the M (M=Fe, Ca, Ba)-Se-H2O Systems at 25 °C

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    Fumihiko Hasegawa; Tadahisa Nishimura; Ryosuke Hata

    2009-01-01

    The chemistry of the M (M=Fe, Ca, Ba)-Se-H2O systems at 25 °C is reviewed based on our previous papers. In this paper, the phase equilibria in the Fe(III)-Se(IV)-H2O, Ca-Se(IV,VI)-H2O and Ba-Se(IV,VI)-H2O systems at 25 °C are discussed. Then, the three-stage process for removal of selenium from industrial waste water [Se(IV,VI) < 1,500 mg/L] containing sulfuric acid was introduced. This seems to be a promising process for selenium removal from acidic sulfate waste water containing high con...

  10. Phonons and stability of infinite-layer iron oxides SrFeO2 and CaFeO2

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    Gupta, M. K.; Mittal, R.; Chaplot, S. L.; Tassel, Cédric; Kageyama, Hiroshi; Tomiyasu, K.; Taylor, Jon

    2016-09-01

    We present detailed ab-initio lattice dynamical analysis of the Fe-O infinite-layer compounds CaFeO2 and SrFeO2 in various magnetic configurations. These indicate strong spin-phonon coupling in SrFeO2 in contrast to that in case of CaFeO2. From our ab-initio calculations in SrFeO2 as a function of volume, we suggest that the distortion in SrFeO2 above 300 K is similar to that in CaFeO2 at ambient conditions. The distortion of the planer structure of CaFeO2 involves doubling of the planer unit cell that may be usually expected to be due to a soft phonon mode at the M-point (1/2 1/2 0). However, our ab-initio calculations show quite unusually that all the M-point (1/2 1/2 0) phonons are stable, but two stable M3+ and M2- modes anharmonically couple with an unstable Bu mode at the zone center and lead to the cell doubling and the distorted structure. Magnetic exchange interactions in both the compounds have been computed on the basis of the ideal planar structure (P4/mmm space group) and with increasing amplitude of the Bu phonon mode. These reveal that the magnetic exchange interactions reduce significantly with increasing distortion. We have extended the ab-initio phonon calculation to high pressures, which reveal that, above 20 GPa of pressure, the undistorted planer CaFeO2 becomes dynamically stable. We also report computed phonon spectra in SrFeO3 that has a cubic structure, which is useful to understand the role of the difference in geometry of oxygen atoms around the Fe atom with respect to planer SrFeO2. Finally, powder neutron inelastic scattering experiments on SrFeO2 have also been performed at temperatures from 5 K to 353 K in the antiferromagnetic phase. The 5-K data are compared to the ab-initio calculations.

  11. FTIR spectroscopic study of CO2 adsorption/desorption on MgO/CaO catalysts

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    The nature of adsorption states of CO2 on mixed Mg/Ca oxide catalysts was investigated by FTIR spectroscopy. At room temperature, the unidentate is predominantly formed besides bicarbonate. On CaO-rich catalysts additional structures were detected and attributed to bridging carbonate and linearly adsorbed CO2. Desorption behavior of these species is discussed in dependence on temperature. Surface basicity was quantitatively measured by the wavenumber difference of symmetric and asymmetric carbonate absorption bands and related to catalytic activity for oxidative coupling of methane. 22 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs

  12. Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance in Fe Nanoparticles Embedded in MgO Matrix

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    Pham, T. V.; Miwa, S.; Suzuki, Y.

    2016-05-01

    The tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) effect is related to the relative orientation of the magnetizations of the two ferromagnetic electrodes in magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs). The tunnel anisotropic magnetoresistance (TAMR) effect is related to the orientation of the magnetization with respect to the current direction or the crystallographic axes. Beyond the TMR, the TAMR is not only present in MTJs in which both electrodes are ferromagnetic but may also appear in tunnel structures with a single magnetic electrode. We investigated the magnetotransport properties in an Au/MgO/Fe nanoparticles/MgO/Cu tunnel junction. We found that both the TMR and TAMR can appear in tunnel junctions with Fe nanoparticles embedded in an MgO matrix. The TMR is attributed to spin-dependent tunneling between Fe nanoparticles, so the device resistance depends on the magnetization directions of adjacent Fe nanoparticles. The TAMR is attributed to the interfacial spin-orbit interaction, so the device resistance depends on each magnetization direction of an Fe nanoparticle. This is the first observation of the TAMR in Fe nanoparticles embedded in an MgO matrix.

  13. Magnetic properties of the Fe-MgO interface studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy

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    Balogh, J.; Dézsi, I.; Fetzer, Cs.; Korecki, J.; Kozioł-Rachwał, A.; Młyńczak, E.; Nakanishi, A.

    2013-05-01

    Thin 57Fe layers evaporated onto an MgO(100) single-crystal substrate and covered by an evaporated MgO layer were studied by low-temperature conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy. The temperature dependence of the spectra indicates superparamagnetic behavior below 8 ML nominal thickness of the Fe layer signaling a cluster-type growth mode. The low-temperature hyperfine fields are consistent with a model that defines two types of metallic Fe atoms: bulklike and interfacial ones. Formation of FeO or (Fe,Mg)O at the interface layer is not observed. The sample with a 4-ML Fe layer when grown over a cleaved MgO substrate shows almost perfect perpendicular magnetization, as locally probed at 15 K by the hyperfine magnetic field, while random magnetization orientation and lower blocking temperature is observed in the case of a polished substrate. The perpendicular anisotropy observed at low temperature is attributed to mechanical stresses arising from the epitaxial relation and the different temperature dilatation of the subsequent layers.

  14. Mechanically - induced disorder in CaFe2As2: a 57Fe Mössbauer study

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    Ma, Xiaoming; Ran, Sheng; Canfield, Paul C.; Bud'Ko, Sergey L.

    57 Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy was used to study an extremely pressure and strain sensitive compound, CaFe2As2, with different degrees of strain introduced by grinding and annealing. At the base temperature, in the antiferromagnetic/orthorhombic phase, compared to a sharp sextet Mössbauer spectrum of single crystal CaFe2As2, which is taken as an un-strained sample, an obviously broadened sextet and an extra doublet were observed for ground CaFe2As2 powders with different degrees of strain. The Mössbauer results suggest that the magnetic phase transition of CaFe2As2 can be inhomogeneously suppressed by the grinding induced strain to such an extent that the antiferromagnetic order in parts of the grains forming the powdered sample remain absent all the way down to 4.6 K. However, strain has almost no effect on the temperature dependent hyperfine magnetic field in the grains with magnetic order. The quadrupole shift in the magnetic phase approachs zero with increasing degrees of strain, indicating that the strain reduces the average lattice asymmetry at Fe atom position. Supported by US DOE under the Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 and by the China Scholarship Council.

  15. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Ta|Co40Fe40B20|MgAl2O4 structures and perpendicular CoFeB|MgAl2O4|CoFeB magnetic tunnel junction

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    Tao, B. S.

    2014-09-08

    Magnetic properties of Co40Fe40B20(CoFeB) thin films sandwiched between Ta and MgAl2O4layers have been systematically studied. For as-grown state, Ta/CoFeB/MgAl2O4structures exhibit good perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) with interface anisotropy Ki=1.22erg/cm2, which further increases to 1.30erg/cm2after annealing, while MgAl2O4/CoFeB/Ta multilayer shows in-plane magnetic anisotropy and must be annealed in order to achieve PMA. For bottom CoFeB layer, the thickness window for PMA is from 0.6 to 1.0nm, while that for top CoFeB layer is between 0.8 and 1.4nm. Perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJs) with a core structure of CoFeB/MgAl2O4/CoFeB have also been fabricated and tunneling magnetoresistance ratio of about 36% at room temperature and 63% at low temperature have been obtained. The intrinsic excitations in the p-MTJs have been identified by inelastic electron-tunneling spectroscopy.

  16. The application of NAA and ASS techniques on determination of daily dietary intake of Ca, Fe and Zn in school-aged children in Bandung city

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    Micronutrient elements contained in foods have an important role in the metabolism process in human body, so micronutrient element deficiencies can cause health problems and chronic diseases. Children are the population that generally more vulnerable in suffering of micronutrient deficiencies which have significant affects on their growth and development. Micronutrient deficiencies have long been happening in Indonesia but were not solved and the nutrition status data of children in Indonesia is still limited. Therefore, through this research the daily dietary intake of Ca, Fe and Zn micronutrient in school-aged children has been determined. Food sampling was carried out using duplicate diet method and the Fe and Zn elements were determined using Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) while the Ca was determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) method. The analysis results show the range concentration of Ca, Fe and Zn in food samples obtained were 307-1991; 10,1-95,5 and 11,9-29,4 mg/kg respectively, while the average of Ca, Fe and Zn daily intake were 228; 9.3 and 4.6 mg/day and they were only fulfill 28%, 74% and 39% of AKG (adequate value of nutrient). The Ca, Fe and Zn deficiencies were observed on school-aged children in Bandung. This result is expected to give description and information to the authority on planning and policies taking as efforts in quality improvement of the next human resources. (author)

  17. Mg(2+) differentially regulates two modes of mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake in isolated cardiac mitochondria: implications for mitochondrial Ca(2+) sequestration.

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    Blomeyer, Christoph A; Bazil, Jason N; Stowe, David F; Dash, Ranjan K; Camara, Amadou K S

    2016-06-01

    The manner in which mitochondria take up and store Ca(2+) remains highly debated. Recent experimental and computational evidence has suggested the presence of at least two modes of Ca(2+) uptake and a complex Ca(2+) sequestration mechanism in mitochondria. But how Mg(2+) regulates these different modes of Ca(2+) uptake as well as mitochondrial Ca(2+) sequestration is not known. In this study, we investigated two different ways by which mitochondria take up and sequester Ca(2+) by using two different protocols. Isolated guinea pig cardiac mitochondria were exposed to varying concentrations of CaCl2 in the presence or absence of MgCl2. In the first protocol, A, CaCl2 was added to the respiration buffer containing isolated mitochondria, whereas in the second protocol, B, mitochondria were added to the respiration buffer with CaCl2 already present. Protocol A resulted first in a fast transitory uptake followed by a slow gradual uptake. In contrast, protocol B only revealed a slow and gradual Ca(2+) uptake, which was approximately 40 % of the slow uptake rate observed in protocol A. These two types of Ca(2+) uptake modes were differentially modulated by extra-matrix Mg(2+). That is, Mg(2+) markedly inhibited the slow mode of Ca(2+) uptake in both protocols in a concentration-dependent manner, but not the fast mode of uptake exhibited in protocol A. Mg(2+) also inhibited Na(+)-dependent Ca(2+) extrusion. The general Ca(2+) binding properties of the mitochondrial Ca(2+) sequestration system were reaffirmed and shown to be independent of the mode of Ca(2+) uptake, i.e. through the fast or slow mode of uptake. In addition, extra-matrix Mg(2+) hindered Ca(2+) sequestration. Our results indicate that mitochondria exhibit different modes of Ca(2+) uptake depending on the nature of exposure to extra-matrix Ca(2+), which are differentially sensitive to Mg(2+). The implications of these findings in cardiomyocytes are discussed. PMID:26815005

  18. (CaFeAs)10PtzAs8 superconductors and related compounds

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    The main topic of this dissertation is the identification of new compounds, structure determination, and substitution dependent investigation of properties in this new branch of the family of iron arsenide superconductors (Chapter 2). Chapter 2.1 presents the identification of the superconducting compounds and the corresponding structure elucidation identifying two dif-ferent species (CaFeAs)10Pt3As8 and (CaFeAs)10Pt4As8 in this family (abbreviated as 1038 and 1048 according to their stoichiometry). However, a closer look revealed a more challenging structure chemistry which is covered in Chapter 2.2. The following two Chapters 2.3 and 2.4 are devoted to (CaFeAs)10Pt3As8 and more detailed investigations on this parent compound of the new superconductor family. Furthermore, transition metal substitution series (CaFe1-xMxAs)10Pt3As8 were synthesized to investigate the resemblance to model systems Ba(Fe1-xMx)2Asx and LaO(Fe1-xMx)As in the scope of structural changes and superconductivity as described in Chapter 2.5. Initially amazing differences in superconducting properties com-paring 1038 and 1048 compounds are analyzed in Chapter 2.6 establishing an universal dop-ing model in the (CaFe1-xMxAs)10PtzAs8 family. Additionally substituent dependent properties upon rare earth substitution in electron doped (Ca1-yREyFeAs)10Pt3As8 are investigated in Chapter 2.7, while a detailed study of superconducting properties and magnetism in (Ca1-yLayFeAs)10Pt3As8 by the local μSR technique is presented in Chapter 2.8. In Chapter 2.9 a comparison of direct and electron doping is discussed based on codoping experiments in (Ca1-yLayFe1-xPtxAs)10Pt3As8 and (CaFe1-xPtxAs)10Pt4As8. Finally, in Chapter 2.10 electron doping in stoichiometric 1048 is studied by charge compensation experiments in (Ca1-yNayFeAs)10Pt4As8. Chapter 3 is dedicated to a new family of calcium iron arsenides featuring frameworks of interconnected iron arsenide layers. The first subchapter presents the structure

  19. Giant strain control of magnetoelectric effect in Ta/Fe/MgO

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    Odkhuu, Dorj

    2016-01-01

    The exploration of electric field controlled magnetism has come under scrutiny for its intriguing magnetoelectric phenomenon as well as technological advances in spintronics. Herein, the tremendous effect of an epitaxial strain on voltage-controlled perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (VPMA) is demonstrated in a transition-metal/ferromagnet/MgO (TM/FM/MgO) heterostructure from first-principles electronic structure computation. By tuning the epitaxial strain in Ta/Fe/MgO as a model system of TM/FM/MgO, we find distinctly different behaviours of VPMA from V- to {\\Lambda}-shape trends with a substantially large magnetoelectric coefficient, up to an order of 1000 fJ/Vm. We further reveal that the VPMA modulation under strain is mainly governed by the inherently large spin-orbit coupling of Ta 5d-Fe 3d hybridized orbitals at the TM/FM interface, although the Fe 3d-O 2p hybridization at the FM/MgO is partly responsible in determining the PMA of Ta/Fe/MgO. These results suggest that the control of epitaxial strain ena...

  20. Mg/Ca Ratios in Coralline Red Algae as Temperature Proxies for Reconstructing Labrador Current Variability

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    Gamboa, G.; Hetzinger, S.; Halfar, J.; Zack, T.; Kunz, B.; Adey, W.

    2009-05-01

    Marine ecosystems and fishery productivity in the Northwestern Atlantic have been considerably affected by regional climate and oceanographic changes. Fluctuations of North Atlantic marine climate have been linked in part to a dominant pattern of atmospheric circulation known as the North Atlantic Oscillation, which has a strong influence on transport variability of the Labrador Current (LC). The cold LC originates in the Labrador Sea and flows southbound along the Eastern Canadian coastline causing an important cooling effect on marine waters off the Canadian Atlantic provinces. Although interdecadal and interannual variability of sea surface temperatures (SST) in the LC system have been documented, a long-term pattern has not been identified. In order to better understand the observed ecosystem changes and their relationship with climate variability in the Northwestern Atlantic, a century-scale reconstruction of spatial and temporal variations of the LC is needed. This, however, requires reliable long-term and high-resolution SST records, which are not available from short instrumental observations. Here we present the first century-scale SST reconstructions from the Northwest Atlantic using long-lived coralline red algae. Coralline red algae have a high-Mg calcite skeleton, live in shallow water worldwide and develop annual growth bands. It has previously been demonstrated that subannual resolution SSTs can be obtained from coralline red algal Mg/Ca ratios, a commonly used paleotemperature proxy. Specimens of the long-lived coralline red algae Clathromorphum compactum were collected alive in August 2008 along a latitudinal transect spanning the southern extent of LC flow in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. This collection is supplemented with specimens from the same region collected in the 1960's. In order to reconstruct spatial and temporal patterns of the LC, selected samples of C. compactum were analyzed for Mg/Ca using Laser Ablation Inductively-Coupled Plasma

  1. Anatomy of electric field control of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy at Fe/MgO interfaces

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    Ibrahim, F.; Yang, H. X.; Hallal, A.; Dieny, B.; Chshiev, M.

    2016-01-01

    The charge-mediated effect of electric field on the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) of Fe/MgO interfaces is investigated using first-principles calculations. We present an approach by discussing this effect in relation to the intrinsic dipole field existing at the Fe/MgO interface. A firm correlation between the PMA and the interfacial dipole is established and further verified in the absence of an applied electric field. The on-site projected PMA analysis not only elucidates that the effect of electric field on the PMA extends beyond the interfacial Fe layer, but also shows that the second Fe layer carries the largest contribution to the effect. This observation is interpreted in relation to the orbital hybridization changes induced by applying an electric field.

  2. Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation over FeOx/(Mg,Zn)(Al)O catalysts derived from hydrotalcites: Role of MgO as basic sites

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    Balasamy, Rabindran J.

    2011-05-01

    A series of Mg3-xZnxFe0.5Al0.5 mixed oxide catalysts derived from hydrotalcites were tested in the ethylbenzene dehydrogenation to styrene in He atmosphere at 550 °C. The catalysts were prepared by coprecipitation from the nitrates of metal components followed by calcination to mixed oxides at 550 °C. A part of Mg2+ in Mg 3Fe0.5Al0.5 mixed oxide was replaced with Zn2+ to test the effect of MgO as the support. The mixed oxides were composed of periclase and spinel-type compounds with a high surface area of 100-180m2gcat-1. Mössbauer and XPS measurements indicated the presence of Fe3+ on the catalysts and H2-TPR measurement suggested that the dehydrogenation reaction is catalyzed by the reduction-oxidation between Fe3+/Fe2+. The activity of Mg3-xZnxFe0.5Al0.5 mixed oxide decreased with increasing x, indicating an important role of MgO on the activity. Both CO2-TPD measurements as well as IR measurements of adsorbed CO2 clearly indicated the presence of basic sites of Mg 2+O2- on the catalysts. It seems that the combination of Mg2+O2- and Fe3+ was essential for the catalytic activity. It is concluded that the surface base sites generated on O2- bound Mg2+ near Fe3+ sites are responsible for H+-abstraction; the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene was initiated by the H+ abstraction on Mg2+O2- basic sites, and accelerated by the reduction-oxidation of Fe3+/Fe2+ active species. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

  3. Microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometric determination of Ca, K and Mg in various cheese varieties.

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    Ozbek, Nil; Akman, Suleyman

    2016-02-01

    Microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (MP-AES) was used to determine calcium, magnesium and potassium in various Turkish cheese samples. Cheese samples were dried at 100 °C for 2 days and then digested in a mixture of nitric acid/hydrogen peroxide (3:1). Good linearities (R(2) > 0.999) were obtained up to 10 μg mL(-1) of Ca, Mg and K at 445.478 nm, 285.213 nm and 766.491 nm, respectively. The analytes in a certified reference milk powder sample were determined within the uncertainty limits. Moreover, the analytes added to the cheese samples were recovered quantitatively (>90%). All determinations were performed using aqueous standards for calibration. The LOD values for Ca, Mg and K were 0.036 μg mL(-1), 0.012 μg mL(-1) and 0.190 μg mL(-1), respectively. Concentrations of Ca, K and Mg in various types of cheese samples produced in different regions of Turkey were found between 1.03-3.70, 0.242-0.784 and 0.081-0.303 g kg(-1), respectively. PMID:26304350

  4. Antibacterial characteristics of CaCO3-MgO composites

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    Dentifrices, such as tooth-paste, are pastes containing insoluble abrasives that aid in the removal of plaque from the teeth and help to polish them. Composite powders contributing to oral hygiene application, i.e., nano-scale MgO crystallite dispersed in CaCO3 grain, were fabricated by the thermal decomposition of dolomite. The composite obtained by heating at 800 deg. C consisted of CaCO3 grains including 20 nm MgO fine crystallite, being the purpose powder in this study. The antibacterial activity of these powders related to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria was evaluated in vitro. The thermal decomposition above 800 deg. C resulted in the mixture of CaO and MgO. Antibacterial activity of the composite enhanced with increasing powder concentration. Though antibacterial action toward Staphylococcus aureus was greater than towards Escherichia coli, the death rate constant was identical in both bacteria. It can be concluded that the obtained composite possesses two functions able to improve the oral hygiene: as a tooth abrasive and as an antibacterial agent.

  5. Antibacterial characteristics of CaCO{sub 3}-MgO composites

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    Yamamoto, Osamu, E-mail: yamamoto@cges.akita-u.ac.jp [Center for Geo-Environmental Science, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, 1-1 Tegata Gakuen-machi, Akita 010-8502 (Japan); Ohira, Toshiaki; Alvarez, Kelly [Center for Geo-Environmental Science, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, 1-1 Tegata Gakuen-machi, Akita 010-8502 (Japan); Fukuda, Masayuki [Division of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Akita University Hospital, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita 010-8543 (Japan)

    2010-10-15

    Dentifrices, such as tooth-paste, are pastes containing insoluble abrasives that aid in the removal of plaque from the teeth and help to polish them. Composite powders contributing to oral hygiene application, i.e., nano-scale MgO crystallite dispersed in CaCO{sub 3} grain, were fabricated by the thermal decomposition of dolomite. The composite obtained by heating at 800 deg. C consisted of CaCO{sub 3} grains including 20 nm MgO fine crystallite, being the purpose powder in this study. The antibacterial activity of these powders related to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria was evaluated in vitro. The thermal decomposition above 800 deg. C resulted in the mixture of CaO and MgO. Antibacterial activity of the composite enhanced with increasing powder concentration. Though antibacterial action toward Staphylococcus aureus was greater than towards Escherichia coli, the death rate constant was identical in both bacteria. It can be concluded that the obtained composite possesses two functions able to improve the oral hygiene: as a tooth abrasive and as an antibacterial agent.

  6. Pressure-driven Phase Transition in CaFeAsF at 40 and 300 K

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    We carried out systematic investigation of high pressure crystal structure and structural phase transition upto 46 GPa at 40 K and 25 GPa at 300 K in CaFeAsF using powder synchrotron x-ray diffraction experiments. Rietveld analysis of the diffraction data at 40 K reveals a structural phase transition from an orthorhombic to a monoclinic phase at Pc = 13.7 GPa, while increasing pressure. The transition to a lower symmetry phase (orthorhombic to monoclinic) in this 1111 compound under pressure is in contrast with the transition to a high symmetry phase (orthorhombic to tetragonal) as observed in the '122' type compounds. On heating from 40 K at high pressure, CaFeAsF undergoes a monoclinic to tetragonal phase transition around 25 GPa and 200 K. Further, it does not show any post-tetragonal phase transition, as observed in '122' compounds (CaFe2As2, BaFe2As2), and remains in the tetragonal phase upto 25 GPa at 300 K. The dPc/dT slope is found to be positive for CaFeAsF and CaFe2As2, unlike a negative gradient was found in case of BaFe2As2.

  7. Physical properties of Rh substituted CaFe2As2 tuned by annealing/quenching

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    Ran, Sheng; Bud'Ko, Sergey; Canfield, Paul

    2014-03-01

    Our previous work on CaFe2As2 single crystal grown out of FeAs flux has shown that a process of annealing and quenching can be used as an additional control parameter which can tune the ground state of CaFe2As2 systematically. We have also shown that CaFe2As2 is very pressure sensitive. Therefore, unlike the BaFe2As2 system, the effect of 4d transition metal substitution on CaFe2As2 is expected to be largely different from that of 3d transition metal substitution (e.g. cobalt or nickel substitution). In this talk we will present results of measurements on a Rh substituted CaFe2As2 system with different annealing/quenching temperatures. Phase diagrams with substitution level and annealing/quenching temperature as independent parameters are constructed and compared with that of other transition metal substitutions. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358.

  8. Interface study of FeMgOFe magnetic tunnel junctions using 3D Atom Probe

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    Mazumder, B; Vella, A; Vurpillot, F; Deconihout, B

    2011-01-01

    A detailed interface study was conducted on a Fe/MgO/Fe system using laser assisted 3D atom probe. It exhibits an additional oxide formation at the second interface of the multilayer structure independent of laser wavelength, laser fluence and the thickness of the tunnel barrier. We have shown with the help of simulation that this phenomena is caused by the field evaporation of two layers having two different evaporation

  9. Li/Ca, B/Ca, and Mg/Ca content in sea urchin spines cultured at different temperatures and pCO2

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    Nguyen, T.; Eagle, R.; Courtney, T.; Ries, J. B.; Brillo, V.; Rollion-Bard, C.; Gabitov, R. I.; Tripati, A. K.

    2012-12-01

    Element/calcium ratios within biogenic calcium carbonate minerals have been used as tools to reconstruct seawater temperature and pH. Most recent studies have focused on examining systematics governing elemental incorporation in coral, foraminifera, and otoliths [1-3, etc.]. In this study we focus on examining Li/Ca, B/Ca, and Mg/Ca ratios in sea urchins cultured at different temperatures and pCO2. We conducted in situ secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) analyses on two different species of sea urchins. A temperate species of sea urchin (Arbacia punctulata) was cultured at variable pCO2 (400, 600, 900, 2850 ppmv) and at a constant temperature (25°C) [4]. We also investigated a tropical species of sea urchins (Echinometra viridis) that was cultured at variable pCO2 (400 and 1000 ppmv) and variable temperature (20°C and 30°C). The highly porous spines were embedded in epoxy and polished with 3 μm diamond suspension. SIMS analyses were performed with an oxygen primary beam and a lateral spatial resolution of about 40 μm. The standard deviation for SIMS spot analysis of Li in the reference synthetic calcite, CAL-HTP, was 3.5 % (1σ). The standard deviation of SIMS spots analyses of coral reference material M93-TB-FC-1 was 9.5 % (1σ). The bulk B content in this reference coral was determined by LA-ICP-MS as 39.3 ppm [6]. The standard deviation for the SIMS spot analysis of Mg in the reference synthetic calcite, UCI, was 1% (1σ). For the temperate species, B/Ca ratios decrease from ~0.39 to 0.29 mmol/mol as pCO2 increase from 400 to 2850 ppmv. This suggests that B/Ca ratios in this species may be a viable proxy for paleo-seawater pH. Other elements such as Li/Ca showed an increase from .047 to .052 mmol/mol as pCO2 increased. However, Mg/Ca did not show any significant trend as pCO2 increased. The tropical species showed a general increase in Li/Ca, B/Ca, Mg/Ca with increasing temperature. When temperature was held constant, there was no significant effect of

  10. Formation of "Chemically Pure" Magnetite from Mg-Fe-Carbonates Implications for the Exclusively Inorganic Origin of Magnetite and Sulfides in Martian Meteorite ALH84001

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    Golden, D. C.; Ming, Douglas W.; Lauer, H. V., Jr.; Morris, R. V.; Trieman, A. H.; McKay, G. A.

    2006-01-01

    Magnetite and sulfides in the black rims of carbonate globules in Martian meteorite ALH84001 have been studied extensively because of the claim by McKay et al. that they are biogenic in origin. However, exclusively inorganic (abiotic) processes are able to account for the occurrence of carbonate-sulfide-magnetite assemblages in the meteorite. We have previously precipitated chemically zoned and sulfide-bearing carbonate globules analogous to those in ALH84001 (at less than or equal to 150 C) from multiple fluxes of variable-composition Ca-Mg-Fe-CO2-S-H2O solutions. Brief heating of precipitated globules to approx. 470 C produced magnetite and pyrrhotite within the globules by thermal decomposition of siderite and pyrite, respectively. We have also shown that morphology of magnetite formed by inorganic thermal decomposition of Fe-rich carbonate is similar to the morphology of so-called biogenic magnetite in the carbonate globules of ALH84001. Magnetite crystals in the rims of carbonate globules in ALH84001 are chemically pure [Note: "Chemically pure" is defined here as magnetite with Mg at levels comparable or lower than Mg detected by [8] in ALH84001 magnetite]. A debate continues on whether or not chemically pure magnetite can form by the thermal decomposition of mixed Mg-Fe-carbonates that have formed under abiotic conditions. Thomas-Keprta et al. argue that it is not possible to form Mg-free magnetite from Mg-Fe-carbonate based on thermodynamic data. We previously suggested that chemically pure magnetite could form by the thermal decomposition of relatively pure siderite in the outer rims of the globules. Mg-Fe-carbonates may also thermally decompose under conditions conducive for formation of chemically pure magnetite. In this paper we show through laboratory experiments that chemically pure magnetite can form by an inorganic process from mixed Mg-Fe-carbonates.

  11. Sharp Fe/MgO/Ge(001) epitaxial heterostructures for tunneling junctions

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    We report on the growth of epitaxial Fe/MgO/Ge(001) heterostructures by molecular beam epitaxy. The lowest oxidation and highest sharpness of the MgO/Ge interface, corresponding to a transition layer on the order of one Ge unit cell, is obtained for room temperature growth of the MgO layer followed by annealing in a vacuum at 500 deg. C. In these conditions, the MgO layer grows epitaxially on Ge(001) with the [110] direction parallel to the [100] direction of Ge, at variance with the cube-on-cube growth on Si(001) and GaAs(001). However, in some cases, the cube-on-cube growth mode of MgO on Ge competes with the mode involving a 45 deg. rotation, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy and photoelectron diffraction data on MgO films grown at 300 deg. C without postannealing, and on p-doped Ge substrates. For the Fe overlayer, in all the cases reported, room temperature growth followed by annealing up to 200 deg. C gives rise to a sharp interface and the well-known 45 deg. rotation of the Fe lattice with respect to the MgO lattice.

  12. First-principles investigation of Fe-doped MgSiO{sub 3}-ilmenite

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    Stashans, Arvids, E-mail: arvids@utpl.edu.ec [Grupo de Fisicoquimica de Materiales, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Apartado 11-01-608, Loja (Ecuador); Rivera, Krupskaya [Grupo de Fisicoquimica de Materiales, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Apartado 11-01-608, Loja (Ecuador); Escuela de Geologia y Minas, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Apartado 11-01-608, Loja (Ecuador); Pinto, Henry P. [Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217-0510 (United States)

    2012-06-15

    First principles density functional theory and generalised gradient approximation (GGA) have been exploited to investigate Fe-doped ilmenite-type MgSiO{sub 3} mineral. Strong electron correlation effects not included in a density-functional formalism are described by a Hubbard-type on-site Coulomb repulsion (the DFT+U approach). Microstructure of equilibrium geometries, electronic band structures as well as magnetic properties are computed and discussed in detail. Hartree-Fock methodology is used as an extra tool to study optical properties of the same system. For equilibrium state of the doped mineral we find zigzag-type atomic rearrangements around the Fe impurity. The inclusion of correlation effects leads to an improved description of the electronic properties. In particular, it is discovered that Fe incorporation produces local energy levels within the band-gap of the material. Using {Delta}SCF method optical absorption energies are found to be equal to 2.2 and 2.6 eV leading to light absorption at longer wavelengths compared to the undoped MgSiO{sub 3}. Our results provide evidence on the occurrence of local magnetic moment in the region surrounding iron dopant. According to the outcomes, the Fe Rightwards-Double-Arrow Mg reaction can be described as substitutionally labile with Fe{sup 2+} complex being found in the high-spin state at low pressure MgSiO{sub 3}-ilmenite conditions.

  13. The Formation of Fe/Mg Smectite Under Mildly Acidic Conditions on Early Mars

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    Sutter, Brad; Golden, D. C.; Ming, Douglas W.; Niles, P. B.

    2011-01-01

    The detection of Fe/Mg smectites and carbonate in Noachian and early Hesperian terrain of Mars has been used to suggest that neutral to mildly alkaline conditions prevailed during the early history of Mars. However, if early Mars was neutral to moderately alkaline with a denser CO2 atmosphere than today, then large carbonates deposits should be more widely detected in Noachian terrain. The critical question is: Why have so few carbonate deposits been detected compared to Fe/Mg smectites? We suggest that Fe/Mg smectites on early Mars formed under mildly acidic conditions, which would inhibit the extensive formation of carbonate deposits. The goal of this work is to evaluate the formation of Fe/Mg smectites under mildly acidic conditions. The stability of smectites under mildly acidic conditions is attributed to elevated Fe/Mg activities that inhibit smectite dissolution. Beidelite and saponite have been shown to form from hydrothermal alteration of basaltic glass at pH 3.5-4.0 in seawater solutions. Nontronite is also known to be stable in mildly acidic systems associated with mafic and ultramafic rock. Nontronite was shown to form in acid sulfate soils in the Bangkok Plain, Thailand due to oxidation of Fe-sulfides that transformed saponite to nontronite. Smectite is known to transform to kaolinite in naturally acid soils due to selective leaching of Mg. However, if Mg removal is limited, then based on equilibrium relationships, the dissolution of smectite should be minimized. If Fe and Mg solution activities are sufficiently high, such as might be found in a low water/rock ratio system that is poorly drained, smectite could form and remain stable under mildly acidic conditions on Mars. The sources of mild acidity on early Mars includes elevated atmospheric CO2 levels, Fe-hydrolysis reactions, and the presence of volcanic SO2 aerosols. Equilibrium calculations dictate that water equilibrated with an early Mars CO2 atmosphere at 1 to 4 bar yields a pH of 3.6 to 3

  14. Adsorption of arsenate on Cu/Mg/Fe/La layered double hydroxide from aqueous solutions

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    Guo, Yanwei [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Zhu, Zhiliang, E-mail: zzl@tongji.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Qiu, Yanling [Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment, Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China); Zhao, Jianfu [State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China)

    2012-11-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A novel layered double hydroxide containing lanthanum (Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH) has been synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The average pore size of the materials with about 16 nm indicated that the mesoporous structures existed in the Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDHs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption capacity of As(V) increased with the increment of La{sup 3+} content in the LDH. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The maximum adsorption capacity of the synthesized Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH for arsenate was 43.5 mg/g. - Abstract: A novel layered double hydroxide containing lanthanum (Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH) has been synthesized and used for the removal of arsenate from aqueous solutions. The purpose of incorporation of La{sup 3+} into LDHs was tried to enhance the uptake efficiency of arsenate and broaden the application field of LDHs functional materials. Effects of various physico-chemical factors such as solution pH, adsorbent dosage, contact time and initial arsenate concentrations on the adsorption of arsenate onto Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH were investigated. Results showed that the removal efficiency of arsenate increased with the increment of the lanthanum content in Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH adsorbents, and the optimized lanthanum content was 20% of the total trivalent metals composition (Fe{sup 3+} and La{sup 3+}). The adsorption isotherms can be well described by Langmuir equation, and the adsorption kinetics of arsenate followed the pseudo-second-order kinetic model. Coexistent ions such as HPO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, CO{sub 3}{sup 2-}, SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, Cl{sup -} and NO{sub 3}{sup -} exhibited obvious competition with arsenate for the adsorption on Cu/Mg/Fe/La-LDH. The solution pH significantly affected the removal efficiency, which was closely related to the change of arsenate species distribution under different pH conditions. The predominant adsorption mechanism can be mainly attributed to the processes including ion exchange and layer ligand exchange.

  15. Magnetic properties of soft layer/FePt-MgO exchange coupled composite Perpendicular recording media

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    Yin Jin-Hua; Takao Suzuki; Pan Li-Qing

    2008-01-01

    The magnetic properties of exchange coupled composite(ECC)media that are composed of perpendicular magnetic recording media FePt-MgO and two kinds of soft layers have been studied by using an x-ray diffractometer,a polar Kerr magneto-optical system(PMOKE)and a vibrating sample magnetometer(VSM).The results show that ECC media can reduce the coercivities of perpendicular magnetic recording media FePt-MgO.The ECC media with granular-type soft layers have weaker exchange couplings between magnetic grains and the magnetization process,for ECC media of this kind mainly follow the Stoner-Wohlfarth model.

  16. Crystal structure of a Ce2Fe2Mg15 compound

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    A structure of a new Ce2Fe2Mg15 ternary compound (P63/mmc sp.gr., a=1.0324(5) nm, c=1.02080(4) nm) was determined by powder methods on a DRON-4.07 automatic diffractometer. The structure of a Ce2Fe2Mg15 crystal is a new variant of the ordered Th2Ni17 type superstructure, in which cerium atoms occupy the thorium positions; magnesium atoms occupy the nickel position 6g, 12k, and 12j; and iron atoms occupy the 4f position

  17. Preparation and characterization of regenerated MgO-CaO refractory bricks sintered under different atmospheres

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    Gui-bo Qiu; Chang-sheng Yue; Xiang Li; Min Guo; Mei Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Regenerated MgO–CaO brick samples containing 80wt%, 70wt%, and 60wt%MgO were prepared using spent MgO–CaO bricks and fused magnesia as raw materials and paraffin as a binder. The bricks were sintered at 1873 K for 2 h under an air atmosphere and under an isolating system. The microstructure, mechanical properties at room temperature, and hydration resistance of the regenerated samples were measured and compared. The results indicated that the isolating sintering generated a strongly reducing atmosphere as a result of the incomplete combustion of paraffin, and the partial oxygen pressure was approximately 6.68 × 10–7 Pa. The properties of the regenerated bricks sintered under air conditions were all higher than those of the bricks sintered under a reducing atmosphere. The deterioration of the bricks was a result of MgO reduction and a decrease in the amount of liquid phase formed during sintering under a reducing atmosphere.

  18. Moessbauer spectroscopy of Mg(0.9)Fe(0.1)SiO3 perovskite

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    Jeanloz, Raymond; O'Neill, Bridget; Pasternak, Moshe P.; Taylor, R. D.; Bohlen, Steven R.

    1992-01-01

    Ambient pressure Moessbauer spectra of Mg(0.9)Fe-57(0.1)SiO3 perovskite synthesized at pressure-temperature conditions of about 50 GPa and 1700 K show that the iron is entirely high-spin Fe(2+) and appears to be primarily located in the octahedral site within the crystal structure. We observe broad Moessbauer lines, suggesting a distribution of electric-field gradients caused by disorder associated with the Fe ions. Also, the perovskite exhibits magnetic ordering at temperatures lower than 5 K, implying that there is a magnetic contribution to the absolute ('third-law') entropy of this phase.

  19. Spark plasma sintering of a nanocrystalline Al-Cu-Mg-Fe-Ni-Sc alloy

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    Zúñiga, Alejandro; Ajdelsztajn, Leonardo; Lavernia, Enrique J.

    2006-04-01

    The microstructure and aging behavior of a nanocrystalline Al-Cu-Mg-Fe-Ni-Sc alloy was studied. The nanocrystalline powders were produced by milling at liquid nitrogen temperature and then consolidated using spark plasma sintering (SPS). The microstructure after SPS consisted of a bimodal aluminum grain structure (coarse-grained and fine-grained regions), along with Al9FeNi and Al2CuMg particles dispersed throughout. The microstructure observed in the as-consolidated sample is rationalized on the basis of high current densities that are generated during sintering. Solution treatment and aging of the SPS Al-Cu-Mg-Fe-Ni-Sc sample resulted in softening instead of hardening. This observation can be explained by the reduced amount of Cu, Mg, and Si in solid solution available to form S' Al2CuMg due to the precipitation of Al7FeCu2 and Si-rich particles, and by the fact that rodlike S' Al2CuMg particles could only precipitate out in the coarse-grained regions, greatly decreasing their influence on the hardness. This lack of precipitation in the fine-grained region is argued to represent a new physical observation and is rationalized on the basis of physical and thermodynamic effects. The nanocrystalline SPS Al-Cu-Mg-Fe-Ni-Sc sample was also extremely thermally stable, retaining a fine-grained structure even after solution treatment at 530°C for 5 h. The observed thermal stability is rationalized on the basis of solute drag and Zener pinning caused by the impurities introduced during the cryomilling process.

  20. Determinación de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica en aguardientes de caña

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    Magdalena Lorenzo; Arlyn Reyes; Idania Blanco; María del Carmen Vasallo

    2010-01-01

    La determinación de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb en aguardientes¸ se realizó por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. El volumen de inyección fue 20 uL, la calibración se llevó a cabo en intervalos de 0,5-25,0 mg.L-1 de Ca; 0,25-5,0 mg.L-1 para el Cu, Pb y el Cu, y se utilizaron las absorbancias de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb contra la concentración de los analitos, respectivamente. Las correlaciones lineales típicas de r = 0,99 en todos los casos. El método propuesto se aplicó para la determinación directa de C...

  1. In-situ grazing incidence X-ray diffraction measurements of relaxation in Fe/MgO/Fe epitaxial magnetic tunnel junctions during annealing

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    The relaxation of Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions grown epitaxially on (001) MgO substrates has been measured by in-situ grazing incidence in-plane X-ray diffraction during the thermal annealing cycle. We find that the Fe layers are fully relaxed and that there are no irreversible changes during annealing. The MgO tunnel barrier is initially strained towards the Fe but on annealing, relaxes and expands towards the bulk MgO value. The strain dispersion is reduced in the MgO by about 40% above 480 K post-annealing. There is no significant change in the “twist” mosaic. Our results indicate that the final annealing stage of device fabrication, crucial to attainment of high TMR, induces substantial strain relaxation at the MgO barrier/lower Fe electrode interface. - Highlights: • Lattice relaxation of Fe/MgO/Fe epitaxial magnetic tunnel junctions measured. • In-plane lattice parameter of Fe equal to bulk value; totally relaxed. • MgO barrier initially strained towards the Fe but relaxes on annealing. • Reduction in strain dispersion in the MgO barrier by 40% above about 470 K. • No change in the in-plane “twist” mosaic throughout the annealing cycle

  2. Crop residue effects on Ca, Mg, K and Na concentrations and loads in runoff water

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    Miras-Avalos, J. M.; Sande-Fouz, P.; Bertol, I.; Paz-Gonzalez, A.

    2009-04-01

    Soil organic matter constitutes and important source of macro and micronutrients for plants and microorganisms while improving some physical and chemical properties of the soil. In Galicia (NW Spain), cultivated soils developed on schists from the Ordenes series show a relatively high susceptibility to surface degradation, which tends to be increased when soil organic content decreases. Therefore, management systems providing a high protection to the soil and increasing its organic matter content should also improve its quality. However, tillage practices may reduce the organic matter content in soil surface horizons, causing crust formation. Degraded soil surface conditions favor surface runoff, thus enhancing nutrient losses. This study examined the effect of applying crop residues to the soil surface on main nutrient (Ca, Mg, K and Na) losses by runoff from a tilled soil with a relatively low organic matter content. Runoff and sediment yield were made over 1 m2 plots using a rainfall simulator with constant 65 mmh-1 intensity. Four successive rainfall applications were performed, the first three ones 25 mm each and the last one 65 mm. Added corn straw varied between 0 and 4 tha-1 in the five studied treatments. Total and dissolved concentrations of the studied elements showed a trend to decrease due to the effect of corn straw on soil losses. After 140 mm cumulative rainfall, total nutrient losses were as follows: Ca from 12.32 to 28.94 mg L-1, Mg from 20.81 to 148.90 mg L-1, K from 14.20 to 35.17 mg L-1 and Na from 14.99 to 23.41 mg L-1. The relative contribution of the dissolved fraction to the total nutrient content loss was highly variable, being up to 90% in the case of Na. The obtained results confirmed that corn residues applied to a degraded soil, with low structural stability, prevented macronutrient losses.

  3. Sorption and desorption properties of a CaH2/MgB2/CaF2 reactive hydride composite as potential hydrogen storage material

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    The hydrogenation behavior of 3CaH2+4MgB2+CaF2 composite was studied by manometric measurements, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy. The maximum observed quantity of hydrogen loaded in the composite was 7.0 wt%. X-ray diffraction showed the formation of Ca(BH4)2 and MgH2 after hydrogenation. The activation energy for the dehydrogenation reaction was evaluated by DSC measurements and turns out to be 162±15 kJ mol-1 H2. This value decreases due to cycling to 116±5 kJ mol-1 H2 for the third dehydrogenation step. A decrease of ca. 25-50 deg. C in dehydrogenation temperature was observed with cycling. Due to its high capacity and reversibility, this composite is a promising candidate as a potential hydrogen storage material. - Graphical abstract: PCI of 3CaH2+4MgB2+CaF2 reactive hydride composite at 325 deg. C and 350 deg. C. Open marks: dehydrogenation, closed marks: hydrogenation. Highlights: → The hydrogenation and dehydrogenation behavior of CaF2 doped CaH2/MgB2 RHC is presented. → The new composite presents a superior hydrogen uptake compared with the non-doped composite.. → A reduction in the Ea and the dehydrogenation temperature was observed by CaF2 doping and cycling.

  4. Mg/Ca-temperature and seawater-test chemistry relationships in the shallow-dwelling large benthic foraminifera Operculina ammonoides

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    Evans, David; Erez, Jonathan; Oron, Shai; Müller, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    The foraminifera Mg/Ca palaeothermometer contributes significantly to our understanding of palaeoceanic temperature variation. However, since seawater Mg/Ca has undergone large secular variation and the relationship between seawater and test Mg/Ca has not been calibrated in detail for any species with a substantial fossil record, it is only possible to assess relative temperature changes in pre-Pleistocene fossil samples. In order to establish the basis of accurate quantitative Mg/Ca-derived deep-time temperature reconstructions, we have calibrated the relationship between test Mg/Ca, seawater chemistry and temperature in laboratory cultures of the shallow-dwelling large benthic species Operculina ammonoides. Operculina has a fossil range extending back to the early Paleogene and is the nearest living relative of the abundant genus Nummulites. We find a temperature sensitivity of 1.7% °C-1 and a linear relationship between the Mg distribution coefficient and seawater Mg/Ca (Mg /Casw) with m = -1.9 × 10-3 , within error of the equivalent slope for inorganic calcite. The higher test Mg/Ca of O. ammonoides compared to inorganic calcite may be explained by an elevated pH of the calcifying fluid, implying that these foraminifera do not modify the Mg/Ca ratio of the seawater from which they calcify, differentiating them in this respect from most other perforate foraminifera. Applying these calibrations to previously published fossil data results in palaeo-Mg /Casw reconstruction consistent with independent proxy evidence. Furthermore, our data enable accurate absolute palaeotemperature reconstructions if Mg /Casw is constrained by another technique (e.g. ridge flank vein carbonate; fluid inclusions). Finally, we examine Li, Na, Sr and Ba incorporation into the test of O. ammonoides and discuss the control exerted by temperature, seawater chemistry, saturation state and growth rate on these emerging proxies.

  5. The bulk-Moon MgO/FeO ratio: A highlands perspective

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    Warren, P. H.

    1984-01-01

    Compositional data for nonmare (highlands) samples suggest that the Moon's mg ratio (MgO/FeO) is higher than general estimates. Geochemically representative highlands soils have mg ratios of 0.66 (Apollo 16), 0.69 (Luna 20) and 0.73 (ALHA81005). These soils are mixtures of unrelated pristine nonmare rocks, of which there are at least three groups: Mg-rich rocks, ferroan anorthosites, and KREEP. Other than Mg-rich rocks, virtually all pristine rocks have mg 0.65. Thus, assuming the mixing process that sampled Mg-rich materials was random, the average mg of Mg-rich parent magmas was probably at least 0.70. More direct evidence can be derived from the Mg-rich rocks themselves. Nine of them have bulk-rock mg 0.87. Two (15445 A and 67435 PST) contain Fo(92) olivine. Production of melts that crystallized Fo(92) olivine implies that the mg ratios of source regions in lunar mantle were commensurably high. A quantification of this constraint is developed assuming that the parent melts formed by equilibrium (batch) partial melting. Implications of the model are discussed.

  6. Controllable synthesis of carbon nanotubes by changing the Mo content in bimetallic Fe-Mo/MgO catalyst

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    Research highlights: → Increasing the Mo content in the Fe-Mo/MgO catalysts resulted in an increase in wall number, diameter and growth yield of carbon nanotubes. → The Fe interacts with MgO to form complex (MgO)x(FeO)1-x (0 4 and relative large metal Mo particles can be generated after reduction. → The avalanche-like reduction of MgMoO4 makes the catalyst particles to be small thus enhances the utilize efficiency of Fe nanoparticles. - Abstract: A series of Fe-Mo/MgO catalysts with different Mo content were prepared by combustion method and used as catalysts for carbon nanotube (CNT) growth. Transmission electron microscopy studies of the nanotubes show that the number of the CNT walls and the CNT diameters increase with the increasing of Mo content in the bimetallic catalyst. The growth yield determined by thermogravimetric analysis also follows the trend: the higher the Mo content, the higher the yield of the CNTs. However, the increase of Mo content leads to the lower degree of graphitization of CNTs. A comparative study on the morphology and catalytic functions of Fe/MgO, Mo/MgO and Fe-Mo/MgO catalysts was carried out by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. It is found that the Fe interacts with MgO to form complexes and is then dispersed into the MgO support uniformly, resulting in very small Fe nanoparticles after reduction. The Mo interacts with MgO to form stoichiometry compound MgMoO4 and relative large metal Mo particles can be generated after reduction. High yield CNTs with small diameter can be generated from Fe-Mo/MgO because the avalanche-like reduction of MgMoO4 makes the catalyst particles to be small thus enhances the utilize efficiency of Fe nanoparticles.

  7. Spin-orbit torque in Cr/CoFeAl/MgO and Ru/CoFeAl/MgO epitaxial magnetic heterostructures

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    Wen, Zhenchao; Kim, Junyeon; Sukegawa, Hiroaki; Hayashi, Masamitsu; Mitani, Seiji

    2016-05-01

    We study the spin-orbit torque (SOT) effective fields in Cr/CoFeAl/MgO and Ru/CoFeAl/MgO magnetic heterostructures using the adiabatic harmonic Hall measurement. High-quality perpendicular-magnetic-anisotropy CoFeAl layers were grown on Cr and Ru layers. The magnitudes of the SOT effective fields were found to significantly depend on the underlayer material (Cr or Ru) as well as their thicknesses. The damping-like longitudinal effective field (ΔHL) increases with increasing underlayer thickness for all heterostructures. In contrast, the field-like transverse effective field (ΔHT) increases with increasing Ru thickness while it is almost constant or slightly decreases with increasing Cr thickness. The sign of ΔHL observed in the Cr-underlayer devices is opposite from that in the Ru-underlayer devices while ΔHT shows the same sign with a small magnitude. The opposite directions of ΔHL indicate that the signs of spin Hall angle in Cr and Ru are opposite, which are in good agreement with theoretical predictions. These results show sizable contribution from SOT even for elements with small spin orbit coupling such as 3d Cr and 4d Ru.

  8. The effects of Fe2O3 nanoparticles on MgB2 superconducting thin films

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    Full text: Since the discovery of superconductivity in binary MgB2 compounds, extensive studies have been carried out because of its excellent properties for technological applications, such as high transition temperature (Tc = 39 K), high upper critical field (Hc2), high critical current density (Jc). Thin films are important for fundamental research as well as technological applications of any functional materials. Technological applications primarily depend on critical current density. The strong field dependence of Jc for MgB2 necessitates an enhancement in flux pinning performance in order to improve values in high magnetic fields. An effective way to improve the flux pinning is to introduce flux pinning centers into MgB2 through a dopant having size comparable to the coherence length of MgB2. In this study, MgB2 film with a thickness of about 600 nm was deposited on the MgO (100) single crystal substrate using a 'two-step' synthesis technique. Firstly, deposition of boron thin film was carried out by rf magnetron sputtering on MgO substrates and followed by a post deposition annealing at 850 degrees Celsius in magnesium vapour. In order to investigate the effect of Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the structural and magnetic properties of films, MgB2 films were coated with different concentrations of Fe2O3 nanoparticles by a spin coating process. The effects of different concentrations of ferromagnetic Fe2O3 nanoparticles on superconducting properties of obtained films were carried out by using structural (XRD, SEM, AFM), electrical (R-T) and magnetization (M-H, M-T and AC Susceptibility) measurements. It was calculated that anisotropic coefficient was about γ = 1.2 and coherence length of 5 nm for the uncoated film. As a result of coherence length, the appropriate diameters of Fe2O3 nanoparticles were found to be 10 nm, indicating that these nanoparticles served as the pinning centers. Based on the data obtained from this study, it can be said that the coated films

  9. Enhancement of exchange bias with crystal orientation in NiFe/CoO and CoO/NiFe bilayers grown on MgO(100) and MgO(111)

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    We present the comparative study of the structural and magnetic properties of the NiFe/CoO and CoO/NiFe bilayers grown on both MgO(111) and MgO(100) substrates by using the ion beam sputtering technique. We observed that crystallographic orientation and crystal quality strongly affected the exchange bias properties of the bilayers. The NiFe layers showed fourfold magnetocrystalline anisotropy when we used MgO(100) substrate and uniaxial anisotropy when we used MgO(111) substrate. When the CoO layer is grown on MgO(111) and MgO(100) substrates as a first layer, instead of the NiFe, the increase of the crystalline quality and stoichiometric CoO phase has been achieved so that the exchange bias field increases by five and three times for NiFe/CoO/MgO(111) and NiFe/CoO/MgO(100) systems, respectively. The blocking temperature significantly increases for NiFe/CoO on MgO(111) and (100) substrates, indicating the increase of the stoichiometric stable Co1O1 phase in the exchange-biased system. The magnitude of the exchange bias field is 800 Oe at 10 K for NiFe/CoO/MgO(111) and more than two times as compared to that of NiFe/CoO/MgO(100). This high exchange bias value observed for NiFe/CoO/MgO(111) was explained with the uncompensated spins in CoO(111) surface. We also carried out training effect measurements to observe the durability of the exchange bias for technological applications. - Highlights: • This paper analyses magnetization dynamic of exchange biased of NiFe/CoO thin films. • Exchange bias is enhanced by crystal orientation and quallity. • High exchange bias value observed due to the uncompensated spins in CoO(111) surface

  10. Interlayer interaction in Ca-Fe layered double hydroxides intercalated with nitrate and chloride species

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    Al-Jaberi, Muayad; Naille, Sébastien; Dossot, Manuel; Ruby, Christian

    2015-12-01

    Ca-Fe layered double hydroxide (LDH) intercalated with chloride and nitrate ions has been synthesized with varying CaII:FeIII molar ratios of the initial solution. Phase pure LDH is observed with CaII:FeIII molar ratio of 2:1 and a mixture of LDH and Ca(OH)2 is formed for CaII:FeIII molar ratios higher than 2:1. Vibrational spectroscopies (Raman and IR) were used successfully to understand the interaction between the cationic and anionic sheets. The Raman bands positions at lower frequencies (150-600 cm-1) are intimately correlated to the nature of the divalent and trivalent ions but also to the nature of the anions. Indeed, a shift of ˜9 cm-1 is observed for the Raman double bands situated in the 300-400 cm-1 region when comparing Raman spectra of CaFe-LDH containing either nitrate or chloride ions. Two types of nitrate environments are observed namely free (non-hydrogen bonded) nitrate and nitrate hydrogen bonded to the interlayer water or to the 'brucite-like' hydroxyl surface. Multiple types of water structure are observed and would result from different hydrogen bond structures. Water bending modes are identified at 1645 cm-1 greater than the one observed for LDH intercalated with chloride anions (1618 cm-1), indicating that the water is strongly hydrogen bonded to the nitrate anions.

  11. Magnetic properties of Fe films and Fe/Si/Fe trilayers grown on GaAs(001) and MgO(001) by ion-beam sputter epitaxy

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    We grow monocrystalline Fe(001) films and Fe/Si/Fe(001) trilayers by ion-beam sputter epitaxy on GaAs(001) and MgO(001) substrates. Ion-beam sputtering parameters such as substrate presputtering time, substrate temperature, beam voltage, and target angle are optimized for 10-nm-thick Fe(001) films with respect to epitaxial growth and magnetic properties. In situ low-energy electron diffraction patterns confirm the epitaxial and monocrystalline nature of the sputtered films, surprisingly even on untreated and thus oxidized substrates. The magneto-optical Kerr effect and ferromagnetic resonance are employed to investigate the magnetic properties, and the structural properties are characterized by atomic force microscopy and x-ray reflectivity measurements. Using the optimized set of parameters that yields the best magnetic properties for single Fe films on GaAs, we deposit epitaxial Fe/Si/Fe(001) structures and observe antiferromagnetic interlayer exchange coupling for epitaxially sputtered Fe/Si/Fe(001) trilayers on GaAs(001). The total coupling strength reaches values of up to 2 mJ/m2 at a Si thickness of 15 A

  12. Refinement of the crystal structure π-Al9FeMg3Si5

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    The crystal structure of the quaternary so-called π-phase, which was originally solved from photographic single crystal data, has been refined from single crystal automatic four circle counter data. Single crystals were obtained from the residue of a slowly cooled melt of nominal composition (in at %) Al74.1Fe0.5Mg8.4Si17.0, which was dissolved in butanol. The composition of the π-phase crystal was Al9Fe1Mg3.5Si5.0. The π-phase crystallizes in a unique structure type (Al9FeMg3Si5-type) with the noncentrosymmetric hexagonal space group P anti 62m-D33h, No. 189. The lattice parameters obtained from a Gandolfi camera were a=0.6625(2) nm and c=0.7910(4) nm, Z=1. For 366 reflections (parallel F0 parallel ≥3σ) the residual values are R= sum (parallel ΔF parallel / sum parallel F0 parallel)=0.064, Rw=0.075. Whereas previous structure determinations claimed full atom order, the present refinement clearly indicates that the crystal structure is partially ordered with a random distribution of 0.94 Al+0.06 Mg in the 6i-sites. Furthermore, whilst lattice and atom parameter essentially correspond to the values derived earlier, the new composition as a result of the refinement (Al8.7Fe1Mg3.3Si5) is in close agreement with the experimental composition Al9FeMg3.5Si5. (orig.)

  13. SEEDLING NUTRITION OF Mimosa Caesalpiniaefolia Benth. UNDER DIFFERENT DOSES OF N, P, K, Ca and Mg

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    Elzimar de Oliveira Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050989274This work aimed to verify the concentration and accumulation of N, P, K, Ca and Mg, due to the application of increasing doses of fertilizers and to determine the critical level of these nutrients in the soil and in the plant, in seedlings of ‘sansão-do-campo’ (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. produced in three types of soil (mesotrophicUltisol, alic Oxisol and distrofic Oxisol. The seedlings were planted in pots with a capacity of 2.1 dm3. The experiment was conducted from December 2004 to April 2005, in Viçosa, in Minas Gerais state. The treatments were defined according to a Baconian matrix, where the macronutrients varied in three different doses and two additional treatments (zero and base, with four replications. The seedlings of ‘sansão-do-campo’ had generally a higher content of N, P, K, Ca and Mg as their availability in the soil increased. This fact was reflected in a higher content of nutrients in all parts of the plant. However, in some cases, there was no evidence of any correspondent increase for this increase. In terms of critical level, the values that provided better growth of the plant were: N (16 to 17.3 g kg-1 in the shoot, P (77 to 110 mg dm -³ in the soil and 1 to 1.5 g kg-1 in the shoot, K (51 to 86.5mg dm-3 in the soil and from 5.7 to 7.1 g kg-1 in the shoot, Ca (0.8 to 2.2cmolc dm -³ in the soil and from 10 to 14.4 g kg-1 in the shoot and Mg (0.2 to 0.25 cmolc.dm -³ soil from 1.3 to 2.4 g kg-1 in the shoot. However, for K and Ca, studies with doses are suggested within this range of values found for better definition of the critical level. Among the soils that were studied, the Oxisol showed to be more demanding of adding nutrients, especially N and P, for an adequate production of Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia seedlings.

  14. Environmental and biological controls on the geochemistry (δ18O, δ13C, Mg/Ca, and Sr/Ca) of living ostracods from Lake Geneva

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    Decrouy L.

    2009-01-01

    ABSTRACT : Ostracods are benthic microcrustaceans enclosed in low-Mg calcite bivalves. Stable isotope compositions, Mg/Ca, and Sr/Ca ratios of ostracod fossil valves have proven useful to reconstruct past environmental conditions. Yet, several discrepancies persist and the influence of many factors remains unclear. It is the aim of this study to improve the use of ostracod valve geochemistry as palaeoenvironmental proxies by examining the extent of isotope fractionation and trace element part...

  15. FeO and MgO in plagioclase of lunar anorthosites: Igneous or metamorphic?

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    Phinney, W. C.

    1994-01-01

    The combined evidence from terrestrial anorthosites and experimental laboratory studies strongly implies that lunar anorthosites have been subjected to high-grade metamorphic events that have erased the igneous signatures of FeO and MgO in their plagioclases. Arguments to the contrary have, to this point, been more hopeful than rigorous.

  16. Cap-Induced Magnetic Anisotropy in Ultra-thin Fe/MgO(001) Films

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    Brown-Heft, Tobias; Pendharkar, Mihir; Lee, Elizabeth; Palmstrom, Chris

    Magnetic anisotropy plays an important role in the design of spintronic devices. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) is preferred for magnetic tunnel junctions because the resulting energy barrier between magnetization states can be very high and this allows enhanced device scalability suitable for magnetic random access memory applications. Interface induced anisotropy is often used to control magnetic easy axes. For example, the Fe/MgO(001) system has been predicted to exhibit PMA in the ultrathin Fe limit. We have used in-situ magneto optic Kerr effect and ex-situ SQUID to study the changes in anisotropy constants between bare Fe/MgO(001) films and those capped with MgO, Pt, and Ta. In some cases in-plane anisotropy terms reverse sign after capping. We also observe transitions from superparamagnetic to ferromagnetic behavior induced by capping layers. Perpendicular anisotropy is observed for Pt/Fe/MgO(001) films after annealing to 300°C. These effects are characterized and incorporated into a magnetic simulation that accurately reproduces the behavior of the films. This work was supported in part by the Semiconductor Research Corporation programs (1) MSR-Intel, and (2) C-SPIN.

  17. Large enhanced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in CoFeB/MgO system with the typical Ta buffer replaced by an Hf layer

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    Liu, T; Cai, J. W.; Li Sun

    2012-01-01

    By systematically comparing the magnetic properties of the Ta/CoFeB/Ta and MgO/CoFeB/MgO structures with and without a submonolayer of MgO, Ta, V, Nb, Hf and W inserted in the middle of the CoFeB layer, we have proved that the observed perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in Ta/CoFeB/MgO sandwiches is solely originated from the CoFeB/MgO interface with the Ta buffer acting to enhance the CoFeB/MgO interface anisotropy significantly. Moreover, replacing Ta with Hf causes the CoFeB/MgO inter...

  18. The Effect of Increasing Sn Content on High-Temperature Mechanical Deformation of an Mg-3%Cu-1%Ca Alloy

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    Georgios S.E. Antipas

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    Full Text Available Chill casting of magnesium alloy samples with secondary alloying elements of Cu, Ca and Sn at % w.t. concentrations in the range 1–5, 0.1–5 and 0.1–3 respectively, gave rise to appreciably enhanced resistance to high-temperature creep, while maintaining good heat conductivity. The latter was considered to be driven by Cu and Mg-Cu intermetallics while it was clear that Sn mediated the high-temperature performance, mainly via networks of Mg2Sn and MgCaSn precipitates along the Mg matrix grain boundaries. It was postulated that Sn formed intermetallics by preferential substitution of Ca atoms and, thus, did not degrade the heat conductivity by retaining Cu. The % w.t. stoichiometry with the optimum combination of heat conductivity and resistance to high-temperature creep was found to be Mg-3Cu-1Ca-0.1Sn.

  19. Effect of Ca content percentage and sintering temperature on corrosion rate in Mg-Ca composite fabricated using powder metallurgy technique

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    Syaza Nabilla, M. S.; Zuraidawani, C. D.; Nazree, D. M.

    2016-07-01

    Magnesium (Mg) is a good element with high potential to be used in various field of work. It has the benefit of lightweight and low density its application is limited for Mg is relatively low in term of strength. Hence, calcium (Ca) is chosen to be mixed with Mg as additional element for it is lightweight and non-toxic. In this research, Mg is prepared with different weight percentage (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 wt. %) of Cavia powder metallurgy (PM) method. The samples were sintered at 500 and 550°Cin argon atmosphere and electrochemically using SBF solution as the electrolyte medium. The effect of Ca content on corrosion rateis investigated by focusing on the microstructure and properties of sintered sample. Increase of Ca content causes reduction in grain structure due to increase Mg2Ca phase at grain boundaries. Subsequently, reduce corrosion resistance. Hence, the amount of Ca content and sintering temperature of Mg-Ca composite is controlled to acquire optimum corrosion rate.

  20. Synthesis of MgAl-LDH/CoFe2O4 and MgAl-CLDH/CoFe2O4 nanofibres for the removal of Congo Red from aqueous solution

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    Zhigang Jia; Shengbiao Li; Jianhong Liu; Qi Qin; Rongsun Zhu

    2015-12-01

    MgAl-LDH/CoFe2O4 and MgAl-CLDH/CoFe2O4 nanofibres were prepared by urea-hydrolysed hydrothermal reaction and the subsequent calcinations. The morphology and structure of the products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscope and Fourier transformed infrared. The adsorption performance of MgAl-LDH/CoFe2O4 and MgAl-CLDH/CoFe2O4 nanofibres for the removal of an anionic dye (Congo Red, CR) from aqueous solution was investigated. The results showed that MgAl-LDH/CoFe2O4 and MgAl-CLDH/CoFe2O4 nanofibres are particularly efficient in removing CR. The adsorption follows a pseudo-second-order kinetic model and best fits the Langmuir isotherm model. The maximum adsorption capacities of MgAl-LDH/CoFe2O4 and MgAl-CLDH/CoFe2O4 nanofibres for CR were found to be 213.2 and 49.8 mg g−1, respectively. The both adsorption processes were found to be spontaneous and exothermic in nature.

  1. Formation, microstructure and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline MgFe2O4

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    Highlights: ► Glycine to nitrate ratio affects the microstructural and magnetic properties of MgFe2O4. ► Rapid combustion reaction between nitrates and glycine occur around 194 °C. ► The thermodynamical considerations were taken into account to study the effect of glycine to nitrate ratio on powder characteristics. ► Spinel MgFe2O4 phase even formed at fuel lean condition. - Abstract: Nanocrystalline powder of MgFe2O4 was successfully synthesized by a cost effective novel combustion route. Nitrates of the constituent elements and glycine were respectively used as an oxidizer and fuel to drive the reaction. The effect of glycine to nitrate molar ratio (G N−1) on the structure and formation of MgFe2O4 was studied in view of thermodynamic considerations like adiabatic flame temperature and gas evolved during the combustion. The as prepared powder was characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for formation and microstructure analysis at various G N−1 ratios. XRD results revealed that the crystallinity of MgFe2O4 is insensitive to G N−1 variations and fuel lean combustion also lead to appropriate MgFe2O4 phase formation. Thermo Gravimetric-Differential Thermal Analysis (TG-DTA) for the precursor gel demonstrated the occurrence of rapid chemical reaction between glycine and nitrates at around 194 °C corresponding to ignition of precursors at this temperature. Transmission electron microscopy image for as prepared stoichiometric sample shows formation of nanoparticles of sizes from 28 nm to 50 nm. SEM images of MgFe2O4 nanoparticles at G N−1 ratio show remarkable change in microstructure regarding porosity and grain size. Room temperature magnetic measurements for stoichiometric sample show the magnetization (Ms) and remanence (Mr) of about 31.56 emu g−1 and 9.60 emu g−1 at ±10 kOe respectively.

  2. Structural defects analysis versus spin polarized tunneling in Co2FeAl/MgO/CoFe magnetic tunnel junctions with thick MgO barriers

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    We report on spin polarization reduction by incoherent tunneling in single crystal Co2FeAl/MgO/Co50Fe50 magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs). A large density of misfit dislocations in the Heusler based MTJs has been provided by a thick MgO barrier and its 3.8% lattice mismatch with the Co2FeAl electrode. Our analysis implicates a correlated structural-transport approach. The crystallographic coherence in the real space has been investigated by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy phase analysis. The electronic transport experiments in variable temperature, fitted with a theoretical extended-Glazman–Matveev model, address different levels of the tunneling mechanisms from direct to multi-center hopping. We demonstrate a double impact of dislocations, as extended defects, on the tunneling polarization. Firstly, the breaking of the crystal symmetry destroys the longitudinal and lateral coherence of the propagating Bloch functions. This affects the symmetry filtering efficiency of the Δ1 states across the (001) MgO barriers and reduces the associated effective tunneling polarization. Secondly, dislocations provide localized states within the MgO gap. This determines temperature activated spin-conserving inelastic tunneling through chains of defects which are responsible for the one order of magnitude drop of the tunnel magnetoresistance from low to room temperature. - Highlights: • The paper focuses on tunneling transport in realistic single crystal magnetic tunnel junctions involving the full Heusler alloy Co2FeAl. • Via correlated structural-transport analysis approach, the paper demonstrates the role of extended structural defects in a single crystal epitaxial barrier on the tunneling polarization efficiency. • We illustrate the effect of the crystal symmetry breaking on the spin and symmetry polarized tunneling transport. • The transport results are confronted with a theoretical model considering different orders of tunneling mechanisms, from

  3. Optical switching properties and durability of a Mg-Fe alloy based thin film hydrogen sensor

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    Dietrich, Marc K.; Haas, Gunther; Portz, Andre; Laufer, Andreas; Polity, Angelika; Meyer, Bruno K. [I. Physikalisches Institut, Giessen (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Mg-Fe alloy based hydrogen gas sensors were produced by a RF sputtering process. By exposure to a hydrogen containing gas mixture the Mg-metal alloy switches from the metal phase into a hydride phase, thereby the optical reflection shows a change. A Pd top layer acts as hydrogen catalyst. The degradation of the hydrogenation speed (sensor reaction) and the switching durability are well known problems of such Mg-metal based switching mirrors. Furthermore, there is a delay of sensor reaction after some weeks of storage (in air). In order to solve these problems, we added a Ti buffer layer between MgFe and Pd layer. The buffer layer inserted sensor system featured an improvement of sensor reaction and switching durability. A polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) covering coat was added and reduced the sensor degeneration after the storage. Furthermore, there was an additional improvement of switching durability. Samples of PTFE/Pd/Ti/MgFe achieved over 1000 switching cycles (with 4 % hydrogen in air) without a significant performance reduction.

  4. Electronic spin and valence states of Fe in CaIrO3-type silicate post-perovskite in the Earth's lowermost mantle

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    Mao, Z.; Lin, J. F.; Jacobs, C.; Watson, H. C.; Xiao, Y.; Chow, P.; Alp, E. E.; Prakapenka, V. B.

    2010-11-01

    The electronic spin and valence states of Fe in post-perovskite ((Mg0.75Fe0.25)SiO3) have been investigated by synchrotron X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer and X-ray emission spectroscopy at 142 GPa and 300 K. Rietveld refinement of the X-ray diffraction patterns revealed that our sample was dominated by CaIrO3-type post-perovskite. Combined Mössbauer and X-ray emission results show that Fe in post-perovskite is predominantly Fe2+ (70%) in the intermediate-spin state with extremely high quadrupole splitting of 3.77(25) mm/s. The remaining 30% Fe can be assigned to two sites. Compared with recent studies, our results indicate that the intermediate-spin Fe2+ is stabilized in CaIrO3-type post-perovskite over a wide range of Fe content, whereas the low-spin Fe3+ is more dominant in the 2 × 1 kinked post-perovskite structure. The characterization of these structural and compositional effects on the spin and valence states of Fe in post-perovskite can help in understanding the geochemical and geophysical behavior of the core-mantle region.

  5. Interaction of bathocuproine with metals (Ca, Mg, Al, Ag, and Au) studied by density functional theory

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    Electronic structure of the interface between a bathocuproine (BCP) molecule and metal surface was studied by density functional theory. The bond energy of BCP with metal surface increased with decreasing work function of metals, that is, Au, Ag, Al, Mg, and Ca in this order. The charge transfer also increased with decreasing metal work function. It was analyzed that the Fermi level and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of BCP are composed of both BCP and metal orbital component, and electron transport properties across the BCP and metal is discussed based on these analyses.

  6. COMPORTAMIENTO DE Ca, Mg y S EN UN SISTEMA DE CULTIVO SIN SUELO PARA CLAVEL

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    Nohora Astrid Vélez-Carvajal; Sandra Esperanza Melo-Martínez; Víctor Julio Flórez-Roncancio

    2014-01-01

    En los cultivos hidropónicos de la sabana de Bogotá se han encontrado cantidades excedentarias de iones en los lixiviados. El objetivo del estudio fue determinar el contenido de Ca, Mg y S en el sustrato, en el lixiviado y en el tejido de la planta entera de clavel estándar cv. Delphi, con tres porcentajes de recirculación del lixiviado y en diferentes etapas de desarrollo fenológico. Se utilizó un diseño experimental de bloques completos al azar, con nueve tratamientos y tres repeticiones, e...

  7. Computer Aided Design of Wires Extrusion from Biocompatible Mg-Ca Magnesium Alloy

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    Milenin A.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available W pracy zaproponowano model matematyczny procesu wyciskania prętów o małych średnicach z biokompatybilnego stopu magnezu MgCa08 (Mg - 0.8% Ca. Na podstawie opracowanego modelu możliwy jest dobór parametrów technologicznych rozpatrywanego procesu. Model procesu wyciskania zawiera model do prognozowania utraty spójności materiału, który został opracowany w oparciu o próby spęczania oraz jednoosiowego rozciągania w zakresie temperatur 250-400°C dla różnych prędkości odkształcenia. W oparciu o metodę elementów skończonych (MES przeprowadzona została analiza numeryczna rozkładu temperatury oraz wskaźnika wykorzystania odkształcalności materiału w procesie wyciskania. Zaproponowany model zawiera dwa możliwe mechanizmy utraty spójności: a wynikający z lokalnego przekroczenia temperatury topnienia, b wynikający z wyczerpania zapasu plastyczności. W oparciu o przeprowadzoną analizę MES procesu wyciskania dla różnych temperatur oraz prędkości wyciskania opracowano diagram ELM (extrusion limit diagram dla stopu MgCa08. Na podstawie opracowanego diagramu ELM dobrano parametry procesu wyciskania prętów o średnicy 1 mm. Weryfikację modelu procesu wyciskania dla stopu MgCa08 wykonano w warunkach laboratoryjnych, gdzie przeprowadzono dwunasto żyłowy proces wyciskania prętów w temperaturze 400°C i prędkości 0.25 mm/s. Otrzymane pręty były| wolne od wad. co potwierdziło dobrą zgodność pomiędzy wynikami numerycznymi i eksperymentalnymi.

  8. Determination of Na, Cl, Ca, Mg, Mn and K in milk samples by activation analysis

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    In the present work cow milk samples distributed for Sao Paulo government institutions, by means of the 'Viva leite' programme, have been monitored. The concentrations of Ca, Cl, K, Mg, Mn and Na were determined in five milk samples and in three different kinds of commercial powder milk, by instrumental neutron activation. For quality control, the reference materials NIST whole milk powder and non fat milk powder were analysed. The results obtained are in the range of the concentrations mentioned in the literature for these elements. (author)

  9. Phase composition of the CaO-MgO-V2O5 system

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    Phase composition and regions of phase equilibrium of phase diagram of CaO-MgO-V2O5 system in subsolidus region. The system phase diagram is characterized by 14 quasi-binary cross sections, 12 regions of three phase and 4 regions of two phase equilibrium Casub(1-x) Mgsub(x) (VO3)2 solid solution formation is shown where 0=0.50, of double calcium and manganese orthovanadate Casub(2.5+x) Mgsub(2-x)(VOsub(4))sub(3), where 0=0.25

  10. Accelerated Removal of Fe-Antisite Defects while Nanosizing Hydrothermal LiFePO4 with Ca(2.).

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    Paolella, Andrea; Turner, Stuart; Bertoni, Giovanni; Hovington, Pierre; Flacau, Roxana; Boyer, Chad; Feng, Zimin; Colombo, Massimo; Marras, Sergio; Prato, Mirko; Manna, Liberato; Guerfi, Abdelbast; Demopoulos, George P; Armand, Michel; Zaghib, Karim

    2016-04-13

    Based on neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM), we show that calcium ions help eliminate the Fe-antisite defects by controlling the nucleation and evolution of the LiFePO4 particles during their hydrothermal synthesis. This Ca-regulated formation of LiFePO4 particles has an overwhelming impact on the removal of their iron antisite defects during the subsequent carbon-coating step since (i) almost all the Fe-antisite defects aggregate at the surface of the LiFePO4 crystal when the crystals are small enough and (ii) the concomitant increase of the surface area, which further exposes the Fe-antisite defects. Our results not only justify a low-cost, efficient and reliable hydrothermal synthesis method for LiFePO4 but also provide a promising alternative viewpoint on the mechanism controlling the nanosizing of LiFePO4, which leads to improved electrochemical performances. PMID:26966938

  11. Taming the resistive switching in Fe/MgO/V/Fe magnetic tunnel junctions: An ab initio study

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    Aguiar-Hualde, J.M. [IPhT, CEA/Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Alouani, M. [IPCMS, UMR 7504 CNRS-UdS, 23 rue du Loess, Strasbourg 67034 (France)

    2014-12-15

    A possible mechanism for the resistive switching observed experimentally in Fe/MgO/V/Fe junctions is presented. Ab initio total energy calculations within the local density approximation and pseudopotential theory shows that by moving the oxygen ions across the MgO/V interface one obtains a metastable state. It is argued that this state can be reached by applying an electric field across the interface. In addition, the ground state and the metastable state show different electric conductances. The latter results are discussed in terms of the changes of the density of states at the Fermi level and the charge transfer at the interface due to the oxygen ion motion. - Highlights: • Local minima are found for oxygen near the interface with at least one oxygen moved. • Relaxation of a small unit cell preserves this result and lowers energy barrier. • V on the top of Mg exhibits the minimum and a reasonable energy barrier. • Sense of switching: experimental evidence of the configuration (V on O or V on Mg). • Sense of switching can be understood in terms of charge oscillations induced by the O.

  12. In Vitro Corrosion and Cytocompatibility of a Microarc Oxidation Coating and Poly(l-lactic acid) Composite Coating on Mg-1Li-1Ca Alloy for Orthopedic Implants.

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    Zeng, Rong-Chang; Cui, Lan-Yue; Jiang, Ke; Liu, Rui; Zhao, Bao-Dong; Zheng, Yu-Feng

    2016-04-20

    Manipulating the degradation rate of biomedical magnesium alloys poses a challenge. The characteristics of a microarc oxidation (MAO), prepared in phytic acid, and poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) composite coating, fabricated on a novel Mg-1Li-1Ca alloy, were studied through field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The corrosion behaviors of the samples were evaluated via hydrogen evolution, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in Hanks' solution. The results indicated that the MAO/PLLA composite coatings significantly enhanced the corrosion resistance of the Mg-1Li-1Ca alloy. MTT and ALP assays using MC3T3 osteoblasts indicated that the MAO/PLLA coatings greatly improved the cytocompatibility, and the morphology of the cells cultured on different samples exhibited good adhesion. Hemolysis tests showed that the composite coatings endowed the Mg-1Li-1Ca alloys with a low hemolysis ratio. The increased solution pH resulting from the corrosion of magnesium could be tailored by the degradation of PLLA. The degradation mechanism of the composite coatings was discussed. The MAO/PLLA composite coating may be appropriate for applications on degradable Mg-based orthopedic implants. PMID:27022831

  13. Distribution of Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in primary colorectal cancer and secondary colorectal liver metastases

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    Al-Ebraheem, A. [Department of Radiography, City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London, EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom); Mersov, A. [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West. Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8 (Canada); Gurusamy, K. [HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery, Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, UCL and Royal Free NHS trust, London (United Kingdom); Farquharson, M.J., E-mail: farquhm@mcmaster.c [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West. Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8 (Canada)

    2010-07-21

    A microbeam synchrotron X-ray fluorescence ({mu}SRXRF) technique has been used to determine the localization and the relative concentrations of Zn, Cu, Fe and Ca in primary colorectal cancer and secondary colorectal liver metastases. 24 colon and 23 liver samples were examined, all of which were formalin fixed tissues arranged as microarrays of 1.0 mm diameter and 10 {mu}m thickness. The distribution of these metals was compared with light transmission images of adjacent sections that were H and E stained to reveal the location of the cancer cells. Histological details were provided for each sample which enable concentrations of all elements in different tissue types to be compared. In the case of liver, significant differences have been found for all elements when comparing tumour, normal, necrotic, fibrotic, and blood vessel tissues (Kruskal Wallis Test, P<0.0001). The concentrations of all elements have also been found to be significantly different among tumour, necrotic, fibrotic, and mucin tissues in the colon samples (Kruskal Wallis Test, P<0.0001). The concentrations of all elements have been compared between primary colorectal samples and colorectal liver metastases. Concentration of Zn, Cu, Fe and Ca are higher in all types of liver tissues compared to those in the colon tissues. Comparing liver tumour and colon tumour samples, significant differences have been found for all elements (Mann Whitney, P<0.0001). For necrotic tissues, significant increase has been found for Zn, Ca, Cu and Fe (Mann Whitney, P<0.0001 for Fe and Zn, 0.014 for Ca, and 0.001 for Cu). The liver fibrotic levels of Zn, Ca, Cu and Fe were higher than the fibrotic colon areas (independent T test, P=0.007 for Zn and Mann Whitney test P<0.0001 for Cu, Fe and Ca). For the blood vessel tissue, the analysis revealed that the difference was only significant for Fe (P=0.009) from independent T test.

  14. Role of hydrogen in the electronic properties of CaFeAsH-based superconductors

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    Huang, Y. N.; Liu, D. Y.; Zou, L. J.; Pickett, W. E.

    2016-05-01

    The electronic and magnetic properties of the hydride superconductor CaFeAsH, which superconducts up to 47 K when electron doped with La, and the isovalent alloy system CaFeAsH1 -xFx are investigated using density functional based methods. The Q ⃗=(π ,π ,0 ) peak of the nesting function ξ (q ⃗) is found to be extremely strong and sharp, and the additional structure in ξ (q ⃗) associated with the near-circular Fermi surfaces (FSs) that may impact low energy excitations is quantified. The unusual band introduced by H, which shows strong dispersion perpendicular to the FeAs layers, is shown to be connected to a peculiar van Hove singularity just below the Fermi level. This band provides a three-dimensional electron ellipsoid Fermi surface not present in other Fe-based superconducting materials nor in CaFeAsF. Electron doping by 25% La or Co has a minor effect on this ellipsoid Fermi surface, but suppresses FS nesting strongly, consistent with the viewpoint that eliminating strong nesting and the associated magnetic order allows high Tc superconductivity to emerge. Various aspects of the isovalent alloy system CaFeAsH1 -xFx and means of electron doping are discussed in terms of influence of incipient bands.

  15. Hydrogen Storage Properties of Ti1.2Fe+xCa Hydrogen Storage Alloys

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    The hydrogen storage properties of Ti1.2Fe+xCa (x=1%, 3% and 5% in mass fraction) alloys was investigated. Results show that the modified alloys can be activated without any thermal treatment at room temperature due to the addition of Ca and excess Ti in the alloys. Hydrogen storage properties of these modified alloys vary with Ca amount and reaction temperature. In addition, the influence mechanism of the addition of Ca and excessive Ti on the activation behavior and hydrogen storage capacity of the alloys was discussed.

  16. Status Ca, Mg dan Zn pada Kambing Peranakan Etawah Muda yang Diberi Ransum Bentuk Mash dengan Pakan Sumber Serat Berbeda

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    T. Toharmat

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Fibrous agricultural by-products are the component of most rations for ruminant raised intensively. Slow rate and low digestibility of the fibrous feed may limit mineral bioavailability. Present experiment aimed to clarify the influence of fibrous feed component in ration on the status of Ca, Mg and Zn in growing goats. Twenty of female Etawah-grade goats weighing of 13.5±2.14 kg were grouped and allocated into five treatments in a randomized block design. Rations composed of 50% fibrous feed and 50% concentrate. The fibrous feed component as treatments were: RG = napier grass, JP = rice straw, KC = cacao pod, JK = mixed rice straw and coffee husk, and CP = mixed rice straw, napier grass, coffee husk and cacao pod. Rations were offered at 3% of live weight. The result showed that fibrous feed influenced Ca, Mg, and Zn intake, Ca and Mg absorption, and Ca, Mg and Zn plasma of growing goats. Intake, absorption and plasma Ca, Mg, and Zn had positive correlation with dry mater intake. Absorption of Ca and Zn had positive correlations with crude fiber digestibility. Supplementation of Ca, Mg and Zn was necessary when the fibrous feed was included at the level of 50% in the ration of growing goats, but the supplement level varied according to the type of the fibrous feed.

  17. Studies in synthetic carbonatite systems: Solidus relationships for CaO-MgO-CO_2-H_2O to 40 kbar and CaO-MgO-SiO_2-CO_2-H_2O to 10 kbar

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    Boettcher, A. L.; Robertson, J. K.; Wyllie, P. J.

    1980-01-01

    The system CaO-MgO-SiO_2-CO_2-H_2O is an important model for many igneous and metamorphic processes, including the generation and differentiation of carbonatite and associated silicate magmas. We have experimentally established the vapor-saturated solidus for the system CaO-MgO-CO_2-H_2O from 595°C/1 kbar to

  18. Structural comparison between MgO/Fe(0 0 1) and MgO/Fe(0 0 1)–p(1 × 1)O interfaces for magnetic tunneling junctions: An Auger electron diffraction study

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    Magnetic tunnel junctions based on MgO(0 0 1) barriers and ferromagnetic electrodes, such as Fe/MgO/Fe, represent a very popular and widely investigated subject in the field of spin-electronics because of the large values of magnetoresistance shown by these systems. In this paper, the structural properties of MgO thin films grown onto Fe(0 0 1) and MgO/Fe(0 0 1)–p(1 × 1)O surfaces, with MgO thickness ranging from 2 to 14 equivalent monolayers, have been investigated by means of Auger electron diffraction. The structural order and the crystal quality of the MgO films result practically independent from the template, the latter being either the clean Fe(0 0 1) surface or the oxidized Fe(0 0 1)–p(1 × 1)O one. This is confirmed by numerical simulations, showing that, apart from the first two MgO layers close to the interface, the structure is unaffected by the choice of the starting surface. By a structural point of view, we can conclude that Fe(0 0 1)–p(1 × 1)O is a good candidate for the role of bottom electrode for the realization of MgO-based magnetic tunnelling junctions, also considering its higher chemical stability and reproducibility if compared to the clean Fe(0 0 1) surface.

  19. Mg/Ca thermometry in planktic foraminifera: Improving paleotemperature estimations for G. bulloides and N. pachyderma left

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    Vázquez Riveiros, Natalia; Govin, Aline; Waelbroeck, Claire; Mackensen, Andreas; Michel, Elisabeth; Moreira, Santiago; Bouinot, Thomas; Caillon, Nicolas; Orgun, Ayche; Brandon, Margaux

    2016-04-01

    Planktic foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios have become a fundamental seawater temperature proxy in past climate reconstructions, due to the temperature dependence of Mg uptake into foraminiferal calcite. However, empirical calibrations for single species from methodologically consistent data are still lacking. Here we present species-specific calibrations of Mg/Ca versus calcification temperature for two commonly used species of planktic foraminifera: Globigerina bulloides and Neogloboquadrina pachyderma left, based on a series of Southern Ocean and North Atlantic core tops. Combining these new data with previously published data, we derive an integrated G. bulloides Mg/Ca-temperature calibration for mid and high latitudes of both hemispheres between 2 and 18°C, where Mg/Ca = 1.006 ± 0.032 * e0.065 ± 0.003*Tiso (R2 = 0.82). G. bulloides is found to calcify deeper in the Southern Ocean (˜ 200 m) than in the North Atlantic (top 50 m). We also propose a Mg/Ca temperature calibration to describe the temperature response in N. pachyderma left that calcified away from the influence of sea ice in the Southern Ocean, valid between ˜ -1 and 9°C, of the form Mg/Ca = 0.580 ± 0.016 * e0.084 ± 0.006*Tiso (R2 = 0.70). These calibrations account for uncertainties on Mg/Ca measurements and calcification temperature that were carefully estimated and propagated using Monte Carlo iterations. The 1σ propagated error in Mg/Ca-derived temperatures is 1.1°C for G. bulloides and 0.9°C for N. pachyderma left for the presented data sets. Geographical extension of genotypes must be assessed when choosing to develop regional or global calibrations.

  20. Chemical ordering and large tunnel magnetoresistance in Co2FeAl/MgAl2O4/Co2FeAl(001) junctions

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    Scheike, Thomas; Sukegawa, Hiroaki; Inomata, Koichiro; Ohkubo, Tadakatsu; Hono, Kazuhiro; Mitani, Seiji

    2016-05-01

    Epitaxial magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) with a Co2FeAl/CoFe (0.5 nm)/MgAl2O4/Co2FeAl(001) structure were fabricated by magnetron sputtering. High-temperature in situ annealing led to a high degree of B2-order in the Co2FeAl layers and cation order of the MgAl2O4 barrier. Large tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) of up to 342% was obtained at room temperature (616% at 4 K), in contrast to the TMR ratio ( ≲ 160%) suppressed by the band-folding effect in Fe/cation-ordered MgAl2O4/Fe MTJs. The present study reveals that the high degree of B2-order and the resulting high spin polarization in the Co2FeAl electrodes enable us to bypass the band-folding problem in spinel barriers.

  1. Mg-Fe-mixed oxides derived from layered double hydroxides: A study of the surface properties

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    Marinković-Nedučin Radmila P.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The influence of surface properties on the selectivity of the synthesized catalysts was studied, considering that their selectivity towards particular hydrocarbons is crucial for their overall activity in the chosen Fischer- -Tropsch reaction. Magnesium- and iron-containing layered double hydroxides (LDH, with the general formula: [Mg1-xFex(OH2](CO3x/2?mH2O, x = = n(Fe/(n(Mg+n(Fe, synthesized with different Mg/Fe ratio and their thermally derived mixed oxides were investigated. Magnesium was chosen because of its basic properties, whereas iron was selected due to its well-known high Fischer-Tropsch activity, redox properties and the ability to form specific active sites in the layered LDH structure required for catalytic application. The thermally less stable multiphase system (synthesized outside the optimal single LDH phase range with additional Fe-phase, having a lower content of surface acid and base active sites, a lower surface area and smaller fraction of smaller mesopores, showed higher selectivity in the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. The results of this study imply that the metastability of derived multiphase oxides structure has a greater influence on the formation of specific catalyst surface sites than other investigated surface properties.

  2. Dielectric behaviour of MgFe2O4 prepared from chemically beneficiated iron ore rejects

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    K S Rane; V M S Verenkar; P Y Sawant

    2001-06-01

    Chemically beneficiated high silica/alumina iron ore rejects (27–76% Fe2O3) were used to synthesize iron oxides of purity 96–98% with SiO2/Al2O3 ratio reduced to 0.03. The major impurities on chemical beneficiations were Al, Si, and Mn in the range 2–3%. A 99.73% purity Fe2O3 was also prepared by solvent extraction method using methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) from the acid extracts of the ore rejects. The magnesium ferrite, MgFe2O4, prepared from these synthetic iron oxides showed high resistivity of ∼ 108 ohm cm. All ferrites showed saturation magnetization, 4s, in the narrow range of 900–1200 Gauss and the Curie temperature, c, of all these fell within a small limit of 670 ± 30 K. All ferrites had low dielectric constants ('), 12–15, and low dielectric loss, tan , which decreased with the increase in frequency indicating a normal dielectric dispersion found in ferrites. The presence of insignificant amount of polarizable Fe2+ ions can be attributed to their high resistances and low dielectric constants. Impurities inherent in the samples had no marked influence on the electrical properties of the ferrites prepared from the iron ore rejects, suggesting the possibility of formation of ferrite of constant composition, MgFe2O4, of low magnetic and dielectric losses at lower temperatures of 1000°C by ceramic technique.

  3. TPR and TPD studies of effects of Cu and Ca promotion on Fe-Zn-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts

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    Olusola O James; Biswajit Chowdhury; Sudip Maity

    2013-05-01

    Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) and temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) were used to study the effects of Cu and Ca promotion on Fe-Zn-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. The reduction temperature for Fe2O3 → Fe3O4 was unaffected by Ca addition but decreased when promoted with Cu. Fe-Zn promoted with Cu and Ca showed even much lower reduction temperature for Fe2O3→Fe3O4. Ca promotion enhances carburization and increases surface acidity and basicity of the Fe-Zn oxide precursor. While Cu inhibits carburization and decreases the surface acidity and basicity of the Fe-Zn oxide precursor. The implications of these effects on the application of catalysts for FT are discussed.

  4. Static mechanical properties for Ca48Mg27Cu25 bulk metallic glass by ultrasonic velocity measurement

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    The static mechanical properties of a Ca48Mg27Cu25 bulk metallic glass were investigated using a technique of ultrasonic measurement and compressive test. The Young's modulus (E), Poisson's ratio (v), shear modulus (G) and bulk modulus (B) for the Ca48Mg27Cu25 alloy at room temperature are significantly smaller than those for Zr- and Pd- based bulk metallic glasses. The values of E, v, G and B for the Ca48Mg27Cu25 alloy are 29.8GPa, 0.230, 12.1GPa and 18.4GPa, respectively. The results of compression test for the Ca48Mg27Cu25 alloy have been also described.

  5. Glass-ceramic coated Mg-Ca alloys for biomedical implant applications.

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    Rau, J V; Antoniac, I; Fosca, M; De Bonis, A; Blajan, A I; Cotrut, C; Graziani, V; Curcio, M; Cricenti, A; Niculescu, M; Ortenzi, M; Teghil, R

    2016-07-01

    Biodegradable metals and alloys are promising candidates for biomedical bone implant applications. However, due to the high rate of their biodegradation in human body environment, they should be coated with less reactive materials, such, for example, as bioactive glasses or glass-ceramics. Fort this scope, RKKP composition glass-ceramic coatings have been deposited on Mg-Ca(1.4wt%) alloy substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition method, and their properties have been characterized by a number of techniques. The prepared coatings consist of hydroxyapatite and wollastonite phases, having composition close to that of the bulk target material used for depositions. The 100μm thick films are characterized by dense, compact and rough morphology. They are composed of a glassy matrix with various size (from micro- to nano-) granular inclusions. The average surface roughness is about 295±30nm due to the contribution of micrometric aggregates, while the roughness of the fine-texture particulates is approximately 47±4nm. The results of the electrochemical corrosion evaluation tests evidence that the RKKP coating improves the corrosion resistance of the Mg-Ca (1.4wt%) alloy in Simulated Body Fluid. PMID:27127065

  6. Intrinsic Proton NMR Studies of Mg(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2

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    Itoh, Yutaka; Isobe, Masahiko

    2016-09-01

    We studied the short proton free induction decay signals and the broad 1H NMR spectra of Mg(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2 powders at 77-355 K and 42 MHz using pulsed NMR techniques. Using a Gaussian-type back extrapolation procedure for the obscured data of the proton free induction decay signals, we obtained more precise values of the second moments of the Fourier-transformed broad NMR spectra than those in a previous report [Y. Itoh and M. Isobe, http://doi.org/10.7566/JPSJ.84.113601" xlink:type="simple">J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 84, 113601 (2015)] and compared with the theoretical second moments. The decrease in the second moment could not account for the large decrease in the magnitude of the intrinsic proton spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 from Mg(OH)2 to Ca(OH)2. The analysis of 1/T1 ∝ exp(-Eg/kBT) with Eg ˜ 0.01 eV points to a local hopping mechanism, and that of 1/T1 ∝ Tn with n ˜ 0.5 points to an anharmonic rattling mechanism.

  7. Tetragonal To Collapsed Tetragonal Phase Transition In BaFe2As2 and CaFe2As2

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    Superconductivity in MFe2As2 (M = Ba, Ca) compounds appears either at a critical doping level at ambient pressure or in the parent compound itself by application of pressure above a critical value. We report high pressure powder x-ray diffractions studies for these compounds at 300 K up to about 56 GPa using membrane diamond anvil cells. The measurements for BaFe2As2 show a new tetragonal to collapsed tetragonal phase transition at about 22 GPa that remains stable upto 56 GPa. CaFe2As2 is already known to transform to collapsed phase at 1.7 GPa at 300 K. Our measurements on CaFe2As2 do not show any post collapsed phase transition on increase of pressure 50 GPa at 300 K. It is important to note that the transition in both compounds occurs when they are compressed to almost the same value of the unit cell volume and attain similar ct/at ratios. We present a detailed analysis of the pressure dependence and structure phase transitions as well as equation of state in these important FeAs compounds that should be useful in the context of possible superconductivity in the collapsed phase.

  8. Influence of the surface topography, morphology and structure on magnetic properties of ion beam sputtered iron layers, Fe/Cr/Fe- and Fe/MgO/Fe multilayers; Untersuchung der Morphologie und magnetische Eigenschaften von ionenstrahl-gesputterten Eisen-Einzelschichten, Fe/Cr/Fe- und Fe/MgO/Fe-Schichtsystemen

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    Steeb, Alexandra

    2007-04-05

    In this PhD Thesis, the influence of the surface topography, morphology and structure on magnetic properties of ion beam sputtered iron layers on GaAs is examined. To analyze the structure of the produced iron films, low energy electron diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy is employed. The utilized methods to investigate the magnetic properties are Kerr- and SQUID-magnetometry and ferromagnetic resonance. It is demonstrated that on untreated as well as on presputtered and heated GaAs substrates the sputtered iron films grow epitaxially. The least surface roughness of 1 A exhibit iron films grown on untreated GaAs, while iron films on heated GaAs have the highest roughness of 30 A. The largest crystal anisotropy constant is found for the presputtered GaAs/Fe-System. For this preparation method, two monolayers of iron are determined to be magnetically dead layers. At a film thickness of 100 A, 83% of the value for saturation magnetization of bulk iron are achieved. The small observed FMR-linewidths confirm the good bulk properties of the ion beam sputtered iron. Furthermore, an antiferromagnetic interlayer exchange coupling in sputtered Fe/Cr/Fe-films was achieved. For a thickness of 12 to 17 A of the chrome interlayer, a coupling strength up to 0.2 mJ/m{sup 2} is found. To account for the small coupling strength, a strong intermixing at the interface is assumed. Finally, epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe/FeMn multilayers are deposited on GaAs. After the structuring, it is possible to detect tunneling processes in the tunneling contacts with current-voltage measurements. The tunnel magneto resistance values of 2% are small, which can be explained by the absence of sharp, well-defined interfaces between the Fe/FeMn and the Fe/MgO interfaces. These results demonstrate, that analog to MBE the ion beam sputtering method realizes good magnetic bulk properties. However, interface sensitive phenomena are weakened because of a strong intermixing at the interfaces. (orig.)

  9. Complex temperature evolution of the electronic structure of CaFe2As2

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    Adhikary, Ganesh; Biswas, Deepnarayan; Sahadev, Nishaina; Bindu, R.; Kumar, Neeraj; Dhar, S. K.; Thamizhavel, A.; Maiti, Kalobaran

    2014-03-01

    Employing high resolution photoemission spectroscopy, we investigate the temperature evolution of the electronic structure of CaFe2As2, which is a parent compound of high temperature superconductors—CaFe2As2 exhibits superconductivity under pressure as well as doping of charge carriers. Photoemission results of CaFe2As2 in this study reveal a gradual shift of an energy band, α away from the chemical potential with decreasing temperature in addition to the spin density wave (SDW) transition induced Fermi surface reconstruction across SDW transition temperature. The corresponding hole pocket eventually disappears at lower temperatures, while the hole Fermi surface of the β band possessing finite p orbital character survives till the lowest temperature studied. These results, thus, reveal signature of complex charge redistribution among various energy bands as a function of temperature.

  10. Synthesis and pressure effects on the La doped CaFe2As2

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    We have synthesized La doped CaFe2As2 single crystals with Sn flux in an evacuated quartz ampule. Doping and pressure effects on the magnetic and superconducting properties of the under-doped Ca1-xLaxFe2As2 (x=0.08, 0.1) were studied by measuring electrical resistivity under quasi-hydrostatic pressure up to 21 kbar. Magnetic transition temperatures for all studied concentrations were sharply suppressed with slight amplitude of pressure, less than 3 kbar, while superconducting transition temperatures were robust against pressure. In this communication, we report temperature-pressure phase diagram for the La-doped CaFe2As2 single crystals.

  11. The Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Mg Incorporation in Planktonic Foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber (white): Results from a Global Sediment Trap Mg/Ca Database

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    Gray, W. R.; Weldeab, S.; Lea, D. W.

    2015-12-01

    Mg/Ca in Globigerinoides ruber is arguably the most important proxy for sea surface temperature (SST) in tropical and sub tropical regions, and as such guides our understanding of past climatic change in these regions. However, the sensitivity of Mg/Ca to salinity is debated; while analysis of foraminifera grown in cultures generally indicates a sensitivity of 3 - 6% per salinity unit, core-top studies have suggested a much higher sensitivity of between 15 - 27% per salinity unit, bringing the utility of Mg/Ca as a SST proxy into dispute. Sediment traps circumvent the issues of dissolution and post-depositional calcite precipitation that hamper core-top calibration studies, whilst allowing the analysis of foraminifera that have calcified under natural conditions within a well constrained period of time. We collated previously published sediment trap/plankton tow G. ruber (white) Mg/Ca data, and generated new Mg/Ca data from a sediment trap located in the highly-saline tropical North Atlantic, close to West Africa. Calcification temperature and salinity were calculated for the time interval represented by each trap/tow sample using World Ocean Atlas 2013 data. The resulting dataset comprises >240 Mg/Ca measurements (in the size fraction 150 - 350 µm), that span a temperature range of 18 - 28 °C and 33.6 - 36.7 PSU. Multiple regression of the dataset reveals a temperature sensitivity of 7 ± 0.4% per °C (p changes when variations in salinity are accounted for.

  12. The Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Mg Incorporation in Planktonic Foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber (white): Results from a Global Sediment Trap Mg/Ca Database

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    Gray, W. R.; Weldeab, S.; Lea, D. W.

    2015-12-01

    Mg/Ca in Globigerinoides ruber is arguably the most important proxy for sea surface temperature (SST) in tropical and sub tropical regions, and as such guides our understanding of past climatic change in these regions. However, the sensitivity of Mg/Ca to salinity is debated; while analysis of foraminifera grown in cultures generally indicates a sensitivity of 3 - 6% per salinity unit, core-top studies have suggested a much higher sensitivity of between 15 - 27% per salinity unit, bringing the utility of Mg/Ca as a SST proxy into dispute. Sediment traps circumvent the issues of dissolution and post-depositional calcite precipitation that hamper core-top calibration studies, whilst allowing the analysis of foraminifera that have calcified under natural conditions within a well constrained period of time. We collated previously published sediment trap/plankton tow G. ruber (white) Mg/Ca data, and generated new Mg/Ca data from a sediment trap located in the highly-saline tropical North Atlantic, close to West Africa. Calcification temperature and salinity were calculated for the time interval represented by each trap/tow sample using World Ocean Atlas 2013 data. The resulting dataset comprises >240 Mg/Ca measurements (in the size fraction 150 - 350 µm), that span a temperature range of 18 - 28 °C and 33.6 - 36.7 PSU. Multiple regression of the dataset reveals a temperature sensitivity of 7 ± 0.4% per °C (p < 2.2*10-16) and a salinity sensitivity of 4 ± 1% per salinity unit (p = 2*10-5). Application of this calibration has significant implications for both the magnitude and timing of glacial-interglacial temperature changes when variations in salinity are accounted for.

  13. Study of retention mechanism of selenite on Ca/Mg bentonite

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. Compacted bentonite is assumed to be the main engineered barrier in the concept of high level radioactive waste repository (HLWR) in granite host rock due to its favourable physical and chemical properties preventing migration of radionuclides released potentially from the solid waste matrix. Of primary concern of HLWR performance assessment are the anionic long lived radionuclides that can migrate almost without retardation through the barriers to the biosphere. Isotope 79Se belongs to this type of radionuclides due to its long half-time and limited sorption of its anionic forms. Selenium is redox sensitive element that may exist in four oxidation states. Its mobility strongly depends on in situ speciation affected by pH and redox potential of the geological environment, chemical and mineralogical composition of buffer/backfill materials and host rock. This study is an extension of our previous research on sorption and diffusion behaviour of selenite and selenate onto Ca/Mg bentonite B75 which has been selected as one of the candidates of buffer/backfill material for HLWR in the Czech Republic. Significant sorption of selenite at alkaline pH was observed which contradicts the standard model of non-specific sorption of anions on functional surface SOH groups. These groups are at high pH largely deprotonated and hence prevent the sorption of anions. The selenite sorption onto used bentonite was also supported by increasing ionic strength of liquid phase. This effect was not observed and was not taken into account in modelling of selenite sorption on similar clay materials. Our experimental results support assumption that selenite sorption at pH above 7 may be caused by formation of ternary surface complexes involving Ca and Mg or by precipitation of Ca/Mg selenites. This study focuses on clarification of complicated retention mechanism of selenite onto bentonite B75 at alkaline pH using batch experiments with

  14. Hyperpolarizabilities of alkaline-earth metal ions Be+, Mg+, and Ca+

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    Yin, Dong; Zhang, Yong-Hui; Li, Cheng-Bin; Gao, Ke-Lin; Shi, Ting-Yun

    2016-09-01

    The knowledge of the hyperpolarizabilities of atoms and ions is helpful for the analysis of the high order effects of the frequency shifts in precision spectroscopy experiments. Liu et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 223001 (2015)] proposed to establish all-optical trapped ion clocks using laser at the magic wavelength for clock transition. To evaluate the high-order frequency shifts in this new scheme of optical clocks, hyperpolarizabilities are needed, but absent. Using the finite field method based on the B-spline basis set and model potentials, we calculated the electric-field-dependent energy shifts of the ground and low-lying excited states in Be+, Mg+, and Ca+ in the field strength range of 0.0-6×10-5 a.u.. The scalar and tensor polarizabilities ( α 0, α 2) and hyperpolarizabilities ( γ 0, γ 2, γ 4) were deduced. The results of the hyperpolarizabilities for Be+ showed good agreement with the values in literature, implying that the present method can be applied for the effective estimation of the atomic hyperpolarizabilities, which are rarely reported but needed in experiments. The feasibility of optical trapping of Ca+ is discussed, and the contributions of hyperpolarizabilities to the transition frequency shift for Ca+ in the optical dipole trap are estimated using quasi-electrostatic approximation.

  15. A first principles study on newly proposed (Ca/Sr/Ba)Fe2Bi2 compounds with their parent compounds

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    Sundareswari, M.; Jayalakshmi, D. S.; Viswanathan, E.

    2016-02-01

    The structural, electronic, bonding and magnetic properties of newly proposed iron-based compounds viz., CaFe2Bi2, SrFe2Bi2, BaFe2Bi2 with their Fermi surface topology are reported here for the first time by means of first principles calculation. All these properties of newly proposed compounds are compared and analysed along with their respective parent compounds namely (Ca,Sr,Ba)Fe2As2.

  16. Valorisation of Ca and Mg by-products from mining and seawater desalination brines for water treatment applications

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    Casas Garriga, Sandra; Aladjem, Carlos; Larrotcha, Enric; Gibert Agulló, Oriol; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto; Cortina Pallás, José Luís

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUNDBrines from the drainage of potash mine tailings and from seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination were previously evaluated as sources of NaCl for the chlor-alkali industry. Valorisation of NaCl as raw material is required to meet the membrane electrolysis specifications of NaCl saturation and control of interferences (Ca, Mg and sulphate). Brines concentration in NaCl was previously achieved for SWRO brines using electrodialysis (ED). In this work, valorisation of Ca and Mg by...

  17. DOLOČANJE MAGNEZIJA V NODULATORJIH FEROSILIKO MAGNEZIJ FeSiMg 25-5-1 Z ICP-OES

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    Hamzić Gregorčič, Staša

    2013-01-01

    Osnovna dejavnost podjetja TDR Ferolegure d.o.o. je proizvodnja in prodaja legur, med katere spadajo nodulatorji, cepiva in polnjene žice. V nalogi bomo izpostavili nodulatorje z besedo ferosiliko magnezij, FeSiMg. Nodulatorji so po sestavi visokokakovostne kompleksne zlitine, katerih osnovna naloga je vnos magnezija v sivo litino. FeSiMg delajo iz osnovne zlitine FeSi, ki mu dodajajo določen delež magnezija, ki je glavni element v zlitinah. Zlitine FeSiMg vsebujejo 5 do 35 % magnezija. Poleg...

  18. Synthesis and characterization of polycrystalline brownmillerite cobalt doped Ca2Fe2O5

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    Dhankhar, Suchita; Bhalerao, Gopal; Baskar, K.; Singh, Shubra

    2016-05-01

    Brownmillerite compounds with general formula A2BB'O5 (BB' = Mn, Al, Fe, Co) have attracted attention in wide range of applications such as in solid oxide fuel cell, oxygen separation membrane and photocatalysis. Brownmillerite compounds have unique structure with alternate layers of BO6 octahedral layers and BO4 tetrahedral layers. Presence of dopants like Co in place of Fe increases oxygen vacancies. In the present work we have synthesized polycrystalline Ca2Fe2O5 and Ca2Fe1-xCoxO5 (x = 0.01, 0.03) by citrate combustion route. The as prepared samples were characterized by XRD using PANalytical X'Pert System, DRS (Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) and SEM (Scanning electron microscopy).

  19. Annealing effect on magnetic property and recording performance of [FePt/MgO]n perpendicular magnetic recording media

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    Granular-type FePt perpendicular magnetic recording media with (001)-texture, obtained by annealing FePt/MgO multilayer films, are fabricated onto 2.5-in glass discs. For the sake of spin-stand testing, the coercivity of FePt films is carefully modulated by controlling the annealing conditions. With annealing, exchange coupling between FePt grains is decreased, indicated by the reductions in α value and activation volume. FePt ordering process is dependent on initial FePt/MgO multilayer structures, which governs the optimum annealing condition regarding coercivities and α(=4π(dM/dH)H=Hc). The SNR ratio exhibits a sensitive dependence on initial FePt/MgO multilayer structures as well as annealing conditions

  20. Ca2O3Fe2.6S2: an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator at proximity to bad metal

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    Zhang, Han; Wu, Xiaozhi; Li, Dandan; Jin, Shifeng; Chen, Xiao; Zhang, Tao; Lin, Zhiping; Shen, Shijie; Yuan, Duanduan; Chen, Xiaolong

    2016-04-01

    We report here the first layered iron oxychalcogenide Ca2O3Fe2.6S2 that contains both planar [Ca2FeO2]2+ and [Fe2OS2]2- layers with the shortest Fe-Fe bond length. This compound is a narrow band gap (~0.073 eV) Mott insulator. The observed antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition at 77 K is due to the ordered Fe vacancies, which can be suppressed by partial substitution of Se for S. We show that the vacancy-free phase Ca2O3Fe3S2 may become a metal with moderate electron correlation comparable to the parent compound LaOFeAs of corresponding superconductors. Our results imply that iron oxychalcogenide can be converted from an AFM Mott insulator into a bad metal like iron pnictides through Fe-Fe bond length shrinking.

  1. Influence of phosphorylation of lymphocyte's plasma-membrane proteins and calmodulin on Ca2+, Mg2+ -ATPase activity under irradiation

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    We establish that the regulation of Ca2+, Mg2+ - ATPase from plasma membranes of rat spleen lymphocytes is controlled by calmodulin and the Ca2+, calmodulin-dependent phosphorylation system. The mechanisms of regulation of this process are sensitive to the total X-ray irradiation in doses of 0.5 and 1 Gy

  2. Ferromagnetic resonance of epitaxial Fe nanodots grown on MgO measured using coplanar waveguides

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    Mizuguchi, M; Takanashi, K, E-mail: mizuguchi@imr.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2011-02-16

    Ferromagnetic resonance measurements of Fe nanodots epitaxially grown on a MgO layer were carried out using a coplanar waveguide to investigate the dynamic behaviours of spins in a magnetic dot assembly. The resonant peaks of Fe nanodots with an average diameter of 10 nm were successfully observed, and a strong magnetic anisotropy was found in the peak frequency shift depending on the magnetic field applied in the film plane. A difference was clearly seen in the peak shift behaviour between Fe nanodots and continuous Fe thin films. The Gilbert damping parameter of the Fe nanodots (nominal thickness: 3 nm) was estimated to be 0.008 12 from the width of the resonant peaks, substantially larger than that of a continuous Fe thin film with a thickness of 8 nm. This difference in damping is attributed to the distribution of the effective field in each nanodot due to size dispersion. Ferromagnetic resonance studies using coplanar waveguides thus enable clarification of the spin dynamics of magnetic dot arrays and the fundamental spin dynamics of a single nanodot.

  3. Multilayer FeRh/MgO: controllable magnetocrystalline anisotropy for an antiferromagnetic system

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    Zheng, Guohui; Dorj, Odkhuu; Ke, Sanhuang; Ramesh, Rammoorthy; Miao, Maosheng; Kioussis, Nickolas

    2015-03-01

    Controlling the magnetocrystalline anisotropy (MCA) of ferromagnetic (FM) thin films by tunable strain and electric field has been pursued as an effective method of achieving low-power and highly scalable memory. Comparing with FM materials, AFM are much less sensitive to external magnetic field, a substantial advantage for memory devices. Inspired by recent work on AFM memory resistors based on FeRh, we carried out a systematic first principles study of the MCA of multi-layer FeRh, either stand alone, or combined with MgO layers. FeRh is a unique material that undergoes a transition from AFM (type-II) to FM at elevated temperature of 370 K. Our calculations for thin films of FeRh from 5-15 atomic layers reveal that AFM is always the most stable configuration for Fe terminated films; while for Rh terminated films, there is a transition from FM to a configuration featured AFM at the center layers and FM at the surface layers (reconstructed). While applying the spin-orbit interactions (SOI) for the valence electrons, we found Fe-terminated films exhibit a relatively small MCA that varies and may change sign with film thickness, substrate and strain, providing a possibility of spin reorientation via the control of strain and electric field. The k-resolved MCA values reveals that the region around Gamma point adds the major contribution to the MCA.

  4. Effect of MgO/Fe Interface Oxidation State on Electric-Field Modulation of Interfacial Magnetic Anisotropy

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    Guan, X. W.; Cheng, X. M.; Wang, S.; Huang, T.; Xue, K. H.; Miao, X. S.

    2016-06-01

    The impact of the MgO/Fe interface oxidation state on the electric-field-modified magnetic anisotropy in MgO/Fe has been revealed by density functional calculations. It is shown that the influence of the interface oxidation is strong enough to dominate the effect of the electric field on the magnetic anisotropy of MgO/Fe-based films. The magnetoelectric coefficients are calculated to be positive for the ideal and overoxidized MgO/Fe interface, but an abnormal negative value emerges in the underoxidized case. By analyzing the interface states based on density of states and band structures, we demonstrate that the considerably different electronic structures of the three oxidized MgO/Fe interfaces lead to the strong discrepancy in the electric-field modulation of the interfacial magnetic anisotropy. These results are of considerable interest in the area of electric-field-controlled magnetic anisotropy and switching.

  5. Investigation of Effect of Milling Atmosphere and Starting Composition on Mg2FeH6 Formation

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    Alexandre Augusto Cesario Asselli

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study we investigated the synthesis and the hydrogen storage properties of Mg2FeH6. The complex hydride was prepared by ball milling under argon and hydrogen atmosphere from 2Mg + Fe and 2MgH2 + Fe compositions. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microcopy. Kinetics of hydrogen absorption and desorption were measured in a Sievert’s apparatus. We found that the milling atmosphere plays a more important role on Mg2FeH6 synthesis than the starting compositions. Ball milling under hydrogen pressure resulted in smaller particles sizes and doubled the yield of Mg2FeH6 formation. Despite the microstructural differences after ball milling, all samples had similar hydrogen absorption and desorption kinetics. Loss of capacity was observed after only five cycles of hydrogen absorption/desorption.

  6. Extraordinary role of Ca2+ ions on the magnetization of LaFeO3 orthoferrite

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    Samples of La1-xCa xFeO3 were synthesized in air for 0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.55. X-ray powder diffraction analysis showed that the samples were formed in a single phased orthorhombic structure (Pbnm) where the lattice parameters were calculated and reported. The dc magnetic susceptibility was measured using Faraday's method from room temperature up to about 850 K at five different magnetic field intensities. The obtained results showed that the samples were antiferromagnetic with slight canting of the Fe3+ spins. The substitution of La3+ by Ca2+ ions lowers the Neel temperature. The calculated values of the effective magnetic moment as a function of the Ca2+ concentration were in good agreement with the reported data. The results were interpreted on the basis of the charge difference and the ionic radii of the La3+ and Ca2+ ions

  7. Role of Hydrogen in the Electronic Properties of CaFeAsH-based Superconductors

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    Y. N. Huang; Liu, D.Y.; Zou, L. J.; PICKETT, W.E.

    2016-01-01

    The electronic and magnetic properties of the new hydride superconductor CaFeAsH, which superconducts up to 47 K when electron-doped with La, and the isovalent alloy system CaFeAsH$_{1-x}$F$_x$ are investigated using density functional based methods. The $\\vec Q = (\\pi,\\pi,0)$ peak of the nesting function $\\xi(\\vec q)$ is found to be extremely strong and sharp, and additional structure in $\\xi(\\vec q)$ associated with the near-circular Fermi surfaces (FSs) that may impact low energy excitatio...

  8. HPIC separation and quantification of Ca and Fe in uranium metal and alloy compounds

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    The paper describes the separation and quantification of Ca and Fe from uranium metal and uranium based alloy fuels employing ion chromatography (IC). Ca separation from other metal ions of alkali and alkaline groups was carried out on a cation exchange column and the same was detected and quantified by means of conductivity detector. In case of Fe, it was separated from other transition elements using chelation ion chromatography where detection and quantification was carried out photometrically after the addition of PAR as post column reagent. For both the analyses a preliminary column chromatography separation for eliminating the bulk matrix uranium was performed. (author)

  9. Raman scattering, magnetization and magnetotransport study of SrFeO3-delta, Sr3Fe2O7-delta and CaFeO3

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    Damljanovic, Vladimir

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis we have determined the Raman spectra as well as the magnetization, resistance and magnetoresistance of the compounds SrFeO3-delta, Sr3Fe2O7-delta and CaFeO3 as a function of temperature. These materials are interesting because they contain iron in the unusually high oxidation state +4, which has the same electroncic configuration as the Mn3+ ion in LaMnO3, a material that shows the giant magnetoresistance effect when doped with calcium or strontium. A novel aspect of the work d...

  10. Materiales de Al2O3 - MgAl2O4 - CaAl12O19 - Ca2Mg2Al28O46 obtenidos mediante un proceso de sinterización reactiva entre Al2O3 y CaMg(CO3)2

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    Aza Moya, Antonio H. de; Peña, P.; Moset, M.

    2002-01-01

    [ES] Utilizado la información suministrada por el diagrama de equilibrio de fases Al2O3-MgO-CaO se ha diseñado y obtenido un material de Al2O3-MgAl2O4-CaAl12O19-Ca2Mg2Al28O46 mediante sinterización reactiva de una mezcla de Al2O3 y CaMg(CO3)2. Las reacciones que tienen lugar en la mezcla durante el proceso se han estudiado usando técnicas de análisis térmico diferencial, termogravimetrico y dilatometría. Muestras reaccionadas a temperaturas seleccionadas se han estudiado por difracci...

  11. Fabrication of MgFe2O4/MoS2 Heterostructure Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical Catalysis.

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    Fan, Weiqiang; Li, Meng; Bai, Hongye; Xu, Dongbo; Chen, Chao; Li, Chunfa; Ge, Yilin; Shi, Weidong

    2016-02-16

    A novel one-dimensional MgFe2O4/MoS2 heterostructure has been successfully designed and fabricated. The bare MgFe2O4 was obtained as uniform nanowires through electrospinning, and MoS2 thin film appeared on the surface of MgFe2O4 after further chemical vapor deposition. The structure of the MgFe2O4/MoS2 heterostructure was systematic investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), and Raman spectra. According to electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) results, the MgFe2O4/MoS2 heterostructure showed a lower charge-transfer resistance compared with bare MgFe2O4, which indicated that the MoS2 played an important role in the enhancement of electron/hole mobility. MgFe2O4/MoS2 heterostructure can efficiently degrade tetracycline (TC), since the superoxide free-radical can be produced by sample under illumination due to the active species trapping and electron spin resonance (ESR) measurement, and the optimal photoelectrochemical degradation rate of TC can be achieved up to 92% (radiation intensity: 47 mW/cm(2), 2 h). Taking account of its unique semiconductor band gap structure, MgFe2O4/MoS2 can also be used as an photoelectrochemical anode for hydrogen production by water splitting, and the hydrogen production rate of MgFe2O4/MoS2 was 5.8 mmol/h·m(2) (radiation intensity: 47 mW/cm(2)), which is about 1.7 times that of MgFe2O4. PMID:26797320

  12. First-principles calculations of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Fe1−x Co x /MgO(001) thin films

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    Cai, Guanzhi; Wu, Zhiming; Guo, Fei; Wu, Yaping; Heng LI; Liu, Qianwen; FU, MINGMING; CHEN Ting; Kang, Junyong

    2015-01-01

    The perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) of Fe1−x Co x thin films on MgO(001) was investigated via first-principles density-functional calculations. Four different configurations were considered based on their ground states: Fe/MgO, Fe12Co4/MgO, Fe10Co6/MgO, and Fe8Co8/MgO. As the Co composition increases, the amplitude of PMA increases first from Fe/MgO to Fe12Co4/MgO, and then decreases in Fe10Co6/MgO; finally, the magnetic anisotropy becomes horizontal in Fe8Co8/MgO. Analysis based on t...

  13. Sorption of chromium (VI) by Mg/Fe hydrotalcite type compunds

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    The synthesis by co-precipitation and characterization by X-ray diffraction, Raman and Mössbauer spectroscopies of Mg-Fe-hydrotalcite compounds, and their sorption capacities for Cr(VI) in aqueous media were carried out. The average sorption capacity of Cr(VI) for the non-thermal treated samples was of 6.2 mg/g. The ferrihydrite was omnipresent in all prepared hydrotalcite samples. A brief discussion is made on the role of both the hydrotalcite and ferrihydrite for removing such amount of Cr(VI)

  14. Evidence for boron diffusion into sub-stoichiometric MgO (001) barriers in CoFeB/MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Harnchana, V.; Hindmarch, A. T.; Sarahan, M. C.; Marrows, C. H.; Brown, A. P.; Brydson, R. M. D.

    2013-04-01

    Evidence of boron diffusion into the MgO barrier of a CoFeB/MgO based magnetic tunnel junction has been identified using analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Structures were deposited by DC/RF-magnetron sputtering, where defective, sub-stoichiometric MgO barriers degrading device performance have been previously mitigated against by deposition of thin Mg layers prior to MgO deposition. We show that despite the protection offered by the Mg layer, disorder in the MgO barrier is still evident by STEM analysis and is a consequence of the oxidation of the Co40Fe40B20 surface during MgO deposition. Evidence of boron diffusion from CoFeB into the MgO barrier in the as-deposited and annealed structure is also presented, which in the as-deposited case we suggest results from the defective structures at the barrier interfaces. Annealing at 375 °C results in the presence of B in the trigonal coordination of [BO3]3- in the MgO barrier and partial crystallization of the top electrode (we presume there is also some boron diffusion into the Ta capping layer). The bottom electrode, however, fails to crystallize and much of the boron is retained in this thicker electrode. A higher annealing temperature or lower initial boron content is required to crystallize the bottom electrode.

  15. FeII/MgII Emission Line Ratio in High Redshift Quasars

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    Dietrich, M.; Hamann, F.; Appenzeller, I.;

    2003-01-01

    We present results of the analysis of near infrared spectroscopic observations of 6 high-redshift quasars (z > 4), emphasizing the measurement of the ultraviolet FeII/MgII emission line strength in order to estimate the beginning of intense star formation in the early universe. To investigate the...... evolution of the FeII/MgII ratio over a wider range in cosmic time, we measured this ratio for composite quasar spectra which cover a redshift range of 0 4 quasars must have started already at an epoch corresponding to z_f = 6 to 9, when the age of the universe was ~0.5 Gyr (H_o = 72 km/s/Mpc, Omega_M = 0...

  16. Leachable Li and Mg Evidence for Hydrological Changes in the Mono Basin, CA, USA

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    Sahajpal, R.; Hemming, N.; Zimmerman, S. R.; Hemming, S. R.

    2007-12-01

    Hydrology in closed basin lakes, such as Mono Lake of the US western Great Basin, is sensitive to regional climate changes. Lake level history of the Mono Basin has been put into a precise age framework using the paleomagnetic intensity of the Wilson Creek Formation sediments to North Atlantic records, and accordingly Greenland's GISP2 oxygen isotope record (Zimmerman et al., 2006, EPSL, v. 252, pp. 94- 106). This allows correlation of the lake level indicators and Greenland climate at high resolution. The physical evidence for lake level, based on the association of strata in near shore terraces, can be confidently correlated to proxies of lake chemistry preserved in the strata. We have tested the application of leachable Li, following the procedure developed by Bischoff et al. (1997, Quaternary Research, v. 48, pp. 313-325) for Owens Lake. At Owens Lake there is a positive correlation between salinity based on diatoms with leachable Li concentrations. In contrast, at Mono Lake the leachable Li concentration follows the bulk carbonate concentration, generally correlating low lake levels (high salinity) with low leachable Li concentrations. Our preferred explanation for both the carbonate and leachable Li concentrations is based on the fact that the Mono Basin rarely overflows, and therefore precipitation of minerals during evaporation leads to chemical divides (Garrels and Mackenzie., 1967, in "Equilibrium Concepts in Natural Water Systems", W. Stumm, Ed., pp. 222-242). As Li behaves conservatively compared to elements like Ca2+ and Mg2+, it might be expected that the leachable Li would be higher when lake level is lower. However, the host for the Li appears to be Mg-smectite. Therefore, the concentration of leachable Li in the sediment is controlled by the concentration of Mg-smectite, as well as the Li/Mg of the water from which the Mg- smectite precipitated and the Kd of the Li into the Mg-smectite. We are studying the Li and Mg systematics of these samples in

  17. Magnetic behavior of Mg-Al-Zn-Fe mixed oxides from precursors layered double hydroxide

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    Mixed oxides of Mg-Al-Zn-Fe were obtained by calcination of layered double hydroxides (LDH) prepared by coprecipitation reaction with hydrothermal treatment. The structural characterization of precursors and oxides was carried out by X rays diffraction, showing increases of ZnO phase with the increase of the zinc content. Magnetic behavior was studied by vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) showing both paramagnetic and super paramagnetic behavior depending on both particles size and composition.

  18. Magnetic behavior of Mg-Al-Zn-Fe mixed oxides from precursors layered double hydroxide

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    Oliva, M.I., E-mail: marcosivanoliva@gmail.com [Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, M. Allende y H. de la Torre Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Cordoba (Argentina); IFFAM AF (CONICET - FaMAF UNC), M. Allende y H. de la Torre Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Cordoba (Argentina); Heredia, A. [CITeQ - Facultad R. Cordoba, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional Maestro Lopez esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, CP 5016 Cordoba (Argentina); Zandalazini, C.I. [Centro Laser de Ciencias Moleculares. INFIQC-FCQ-Grupo de Ciencia de Materiales-FaMAF-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Ciudad Universitaria, CP5000 Cordoba, Argentina CONICET (Argentina); Crivello, M. [CITeQ - Facultad R. Cordoba, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional Maestro Lopez esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, CP 5016 Cordoba (Argentina); Corchero, E. [Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, M. Allende y H. de la Torre Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Cordoba (Argentina)

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    Mixed oxides of Mg-Al-Zn-Fe were obtained by calcination of layered double hydroxides (LDH) prepared by coprecipitation reaction with hydrothermal treatment. The structural characterization of precursors and oxides was carried out by X rays diffraction, showing increases of ZnO phase with the increase of the zinc content. Magnetic behavior was studied by vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) showing both paramagnetic and super paramagnetic behavior depending on both particles size and composition.

  19. Magnetotransport measurements of current induced effective fields in Ta/CoFeB/MgO

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    We evaluate current-induced effective magnetic fields in perpendicularly magnetized Ta/CoFeB/MgO structures from the external magnetic field angle dependence of the Hall resistance. We confirm the presence of two components of effective fields. The dependence of their magnitudes on Ta thickness implies that both components are related to the spin current in Ta layer generated by the spin Hall effect

  20. Magnetic anisotropy and reversal in epitaxial Fe/MgO(001) films revisited

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    Zhan, Qing-feng; Vandezande, Stijn; Temst, Kristiaan; Van Haesendonck, Chris

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the magnetization reversal in Fe/MgO(001) films with fourfold in-plane magnetic anisotropy and an additional uniaxial anisotropy whose orientation and strength are tuned using different growth geometries and post growth treatments. The previously adopted mechanism of 180^{o} domain wall nucleation clearly fails to explain the observed 180^{o} magnetization reversal. A new reversal mechanism with two successive domain wall nucleations consistently predicts the switching fields f...

  1. Liquidus of the HfO2-MgO and HfO2-CaO systems

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    Studied is the liquidus of the HfO2-MgO and HfO2-CaO systems by the method of the thermal analysis using solar heating. The liquidus of the HfO2-MgO system is stated to be of eutectic type. The liquidus of the HfO2-CaO system is characterized by the presence of two eutectic points. The maximum on the liquidus at the temperature of 2440+-25 deg C meets the formation of the CaHfO3 compounds

  2. Ca2+ and Na+ permeability of high-threshold Ca2+ channels and their voltage-dependent block by Mg2+ ions in chick sensory neurones.

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    Carbone, E; Lux, H D; Carabelli, V; Aicardi, G; Zucker, H

    1997-10-01

    1. The Mg2+ block of Na+ and Ca2+ currents through high-voltage activated (HVA; L- and N-type) Ca2+ channels was studied in chick dorsal root ganglion neurones. 2. In low extracellular [Ca2+] ( 1.45 x 10(8) M-1 S-1 when Na+ is the permeating ion and a rate approximately 3 orders of magnitude smaller for Ca2+. 6. Mg2+ unblock of HVA Na+ currents at +100 mV was independent of the size of outward currents, whether Na+, Cs+ or NMG+ were the main internal cations. 7. Consistent with the idea of a high-affinity binding site for Ca2+ inside the channel, micromolar amounts of Ca2+ caused a strong depression of Na+ currents between -40 and 0 mV, which was effectively relieved with more positive as well as with negative potentials (KD = 0.7 microM in 120 mM Na+ at -20 mV). In this case, the kinetics of re-block could be resolved and gave rates of entry and exit for Ca2+ of 1.4 x 10(8) M-1 S-1 and 2.95 x 10(2) s-1, respectively. 8. The strong voltage dependence and weak current dependence of HVA channel block by divalent cations and the markedly different KD values of Na+ and Ca2+ current block by Mg2+ can be well described by a previously proposed model for Ca2+ channel permeation based on interactions between the permeating ion and the negative charges forming the high-affinity binding site for Ca2+ inside the pore (Lux, Carbone & Zucker, 1990). PMID:9350613

  3. Effect of adsorbed iron on thermoluminescence and electron spin resonance spectra of Ca-Fe-exchanged montmorillonite

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    Coyne, Lelia M.; Banin, Amos

    1986-01-01

    The ESR spectra and the natural and gamma-induced thermoluminescence (TL) glow curves of a series of variably cation-exchanged Fe-Ca-clays prepared from SWy-1 montmorillonite were examined. The ESR signal intensity associated with surface Fe increased linearly with surface Fe content up to a nominal concentration of 50 percent exchangeable Fe. At above 50 percent exchangeable Fe, no appreciable increase in the signal was noted. The TL intensity decreased linearly with increasing surface Fe up to 50 percent nominal exchangeable Fe. At above 50 percent, the signal was not appreciably further diminished. Possible effects of Fe on quenching of TL are considered.

  4. First-Principles Study of Enhanced Magnetoelectric Effects at the Fe/MgO(001) Interface

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    Niranjan, M. K.; Jaswal, S. S.; Tsymbal, E. Y.; Duan, C.-G.

    2010-03-01

    The magnetoelectric effect allows affecting magnetic properties of materials by electric fields with potential for technological applications such as electrically controlled magnetic data storage. In this study we explore, using first-principles methods, the magnetoelectric effect at the Fe/MgO(001) interface^,1. By explicitly introducing an electric field in our density-functional calculations we demonstrate that the magnetic moment of Fe atoms at the interface changes linearly as a function of the applied electric field with the surface magnetoelectric coefficient being strongly enhanced as compared to that for the clean Fe(001) surface.^1 The effect originates from the increased screening charge associated with a large dielectric constant of MgO. The influence of electric field on relative occupancy of the Fe-3d orbitals leads to significant change in the surface magnetocrystalline anisotropy. These results are compared with the available experimental work.^2 Our results indicate that using high-k dielectrics at the interface with ferromagnetic metals may be very effective in controlling the magnetic properties by electric fields thereby leading to interesting device applications. ^1 C.-G. Duan et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 137201 (2008). ^2 T. Maruyama et al., Nat. Nanotech., 4, 158 (2009).

  5. Strain control magnetocrystalline anisotropy of Ta/FeCo/MgO heterostructures

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    Ong, P. V.; Kioussis, Nicholas, E-mail: nick.kioussis@csun.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Northridge, Northridge, California 91330 (United States); Amiri, P. Khalili; Wang, K. L. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Carman, Gregory P. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2015-05-07

    Using ab initio electronic structure calculations, we have investigated the effect of epitaxial strain on magnetocrystalline anisotropy (MCA) of Ta/FeCo/MgO heterostructure. At small expansive strains on the FeCo layer, the system exhibits perpendicular MCA (PMA). Strain not only has a profound effect on the value of MCA but also induces a switching of magnetic easy axis. Analysis of the energy- and k-resolved distribution of orbital characters of the minority-spin band reveals that a significant contribution to PMA at zero strain arises from the spin-orbit coupling between occupied d{sub x{sup 2}−y{sup 2}} and unoccupied d{sub xy} states, derived from Fe at the FeCo/MgO interface. The strain effect is attributed to strain-induced shifts of spin-orbit coupled d-states. Our work demonstrates that strain engineering can open a viable pathway towards tailoring magnetic properties for spintronic applications.

  6. Correlation between intrinsic dipole moment and pyroelectric coefficient of Fe-Mg tourmaline

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    Chang-chun Zhao; Li-bing Liao; Jie Xing

    2014-01-01

    Single-crystal X-ray diffraction structural data of four Fe-Mg tourmalines with different Fe contents from Xinjiang, Sichuan, and Yunnan Provinces, China, were collected at room temperature and-100ºC. The intrinsic dipole moments of polyhedra and the total intrinsic dipole moment of the unit cell were calculated. By comparing the intrinsic electric dipole moments of the X, Y, Z, T, and B site polyhedra, it is found that the T site polyhedron makes the greatest contribution to the total intrinsic dipole moment. The pyroelectric coefficients of four Fe-Mg tourmalines were experimentally determined, and the influence of intrinsic dipole moments on their pyroelectric properties was inves-tigated. The experimental results show that, compared with the case at room temperature, the intrinsic dipole moments change with the total Fe content at-100ºC in a completely different way. With the decrease of temperature, the total intrinsic dipole moments of tourmaline de-crease. Over the same temperature interval, the pyroelectric coefficients increase with the increase in intrinsic dipole moment.

  7. A phosphorylated conformational state of the (Ca2+-Mg2+)-ATPase of fast skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum can mediate rapid Ca2+ release.

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    Chiesi, M; Wen, Y S

    1983-05-25

    A rapid Ca2+ release from Ca2+-loaded sarcoplasmic reticulum vesicles from fast skeletal muscle can be induced under conditions which permit the formation of a stable phosphorylated intermediate of the (Ca2+-Mg2+)-ATPase. Such a state can be achieved experimentally by phosphorylating the ATPase in the absence of Mg2+ ions, which otherwise would stimulate the dephosphorylation step(s). Also, quercetine stimulates the rapid release of Ca2+ if used in the concentration range which does not produce inhibition of phosphoenzyme formation, but which inhibits phosphoenzyme dephosphorylation. The rapid efflux of Ca2+ ions proceeds as long as the low affinity Ca2+-binding sites facing the lumen of the vesicles are saturated and as long as Ca2+ is removed from the catalytic sites facing the cytosol. A molecular mechanism of the phosphoenzyme-mediated Ca2+ release is proposed. This mechanism is based on a rapid shuttling of the ATPase molecules between an ADP-sensitive and an ADP-insensitive phosphorylated state. PMID:6133856

  8. Ionic-liquid gating of perpendicularly magnetised CoFeB/MgO thin films

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    Liu, Y. T.; Agnus, G.; Ono, S.; Ranno, L.; Bernand-Mantel, A.; Soucaille, R.; Adam, J.-P.; Langer, J.; Ocker, B.; Ravelosona, D.; Herrera Diez, L.

    2016-07-01

    We present the modulation of anisotropy field, coercivity, and domain wall (DW) velocity in CoFeB/MgO thin films with perpendicular anisotropy by applying voltages across an ionic liquid gate. Domain wall velocities in the creep regime can be modulated by a factor of 4.2, and the anisotropy field of the device can be modulated by 40 mT when going from +0.8 V to -0.8 V. The applied E-fields are seen to significantly influence DWs' pinning, depinning, and nucleation processes. In addition, we report on the evolution of the magnetic properties of the liquid/solid device as a function of time going from the pristine CoFeB/MgO film through device fabrication and operation up to one month. These results show that the solid/liquid device structure based on CoFeB/MgO thin films can be an efficient way to control magnetic properties with voltages below 1 V.

  9. Heat generation ability in AC magnetic field of nano MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-based ferrite powder prepared by bead milling

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    Hirazawa, Hideyuki, E-mail: hirazawa@mat.niihama-nct.ac.j [Department of Environmental Materials Engineering, Niihama National College of Technology, Niihama 792-8580 (Japan); Aono, Hiromichi; Naohara, Takashi; Maehara, Tsunehiro [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Sato, Mitsunori [AdMeTech Co. Ltd., 2821-4, Minami-yoshida-cyo, Matsuyama 791-8042 (Japan); Watanabe, Yuji [Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime University, Toon 791-0295 (Japan)

    2011-03-15

    Nanosized MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-based ferrite powder having heat generation ability in an AC magnetic field was prepared by bead milling and studied for thermal coagulation therapy applications. The crystal size and the particle size significantly decreased by bead milling. The heat generation ability in an AC magnetic field improved with the milling time, i.e. a decrease in crystal size. However, the heat generation ability decreased for excessively milled samples with crystal sizes of less than 5.5 nm. The highest heat ability ({Delta}T=34 {sup o}C) in the AC magnetic field (370 kHz, 1.77 kA/m) was obtained for fine MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} powder having a ca. 6 nm crystal size (the samples were milled for 6-8 h using 0.1 mm {phi} beads). The heat generation of the samples was closely related to hysteresis loss, a B-H magnetic property. The reason for the high heat generation properties of the samples milled for 6-8 h using 0.1 mm {phi} beads was ascribed to the increase in hysteresis loss by the formation of a single domain. Moreover, the improvement in heating ability was obtained by calcination of the bead-milled sample at low temperature. In this case, the maximum heat generation ({Delta}T=41 {sup o}C) ability was obtained for a ca. 11 nm crystal size sample was prepared by crystal growth during the sample calcination. On the other hand, the {Delta}T value for Mg{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} was synthesized using a reverse precipitation method decreased by bead milling. - Research highlights: > The crystal and particle size for MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} based ferrite were decreased by bead milling. > The highest heat ability was obtained for MgFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} having a ca. 6 nm crystal size. > This high heat generation ability was ascribed to the increase in hysteresis loss. > Hysteresis loss was increased by the formation of a single domain.

  10. Complex structures of different CaFe2As2 samples

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    Saparov, Bayrammurad; Cantoni, Claudia; Pan, Minghu; Hogan, Thomas C.; , William Ratcliff, II; Wilson, Stephen D.; Fritsch, Katharina; Gaulin, Bruce D.; Sefat, Athena S.

    2014-02-01

    The interplay between magnetism and crystal structures in three CaFe2As2 samples is studied. For the nonmagnetic quenched crystals, different crystalline domains with varying lattice parameters are found, and three phases (orthorhombic, tetragonal, and collapsed tetragonal) coexist between TS = 95 K and 45 K. Annealing of the quenched crystals at 350°C leads to a strain relief through a large (~1.3%) expansion of the c-parameter and a small (~0.2%) contraction of the a-parameter, and to local ~0.2 Å displacements at the atomic-level. This annealing procedure results in the most homogeneous crystals for which the antiferromagnetic and orthorhombic phase transitions occur at TN/TS = 168(1) K. In the 700°C-annealed crystal, an intermediate strain regime takes place, with tetragonal and orthorhombic structural phases coexisting between 80 to 120 K. The origin of such strong shifts in the transition temperatures are tied to structural parameters. Importantly, with annealing, an increase in the Fe-As length leads to more localized Fe electrons and higher local magnetic moments on Fe ions. Synergistic contribution of other structural parameters, including a decrease in the Fe-Fe distance, and a dramatic increase of the c-parameter, which enhances the Fermi surface nesting in CaFe2As2, are also discussed.

  11. Materiales de Al2O3 - MgAl2O4 - CaAl12O19 - Ca2Mg2Al28O46 obtenidos mediante un proceso de sinterización reactiva entre Al2O3 y CaMg(CO32

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    Pena, P.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Taking into account the system Al2O3-MgO-CaO, refractory materials containing Al2O3-MgAl2O4-CaAl12O19-Ca2Mg2Al28O46 has been obtained by reaction-sintering of appropriate mixtures of Al2O3 and CaMg(CO32. The study of the mechanism of reaction was carried out by differential thermal analysis (DTA and thermogravimetry (TG, followed by dilatometric and xray diffraction (XRD studies. A static study of the reaction was performed at different temperatures. After each thermal treatment a XRD analysis of the phases present was made, as well as a microestructural study by scanning electron microscopy (SEM coupled with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS. From the results obtained, and taking into account the free energy of formation of the different compounds, the mechanism of reaction was established.Utilizado la información suministrada por el diagrama de equilibrio de fases Al2O3-MgO-CaO se ha diseñado y obtenido un material de Al2O3-MgAl2O4-CaAl12O19-Ca2Mg2Al28O46 mediante sinterización reactiva de una mezcla de Al2O3 y CaMg(CO32. Las reacciones que tienen lugar en la mezcla durante el proceso se han estudiado usando técnicas de análisis térmico diferencial, termogravimetrico y dilatometría. Muestras reaccionadas a temperaturas seleccionadas se han estudiado por difracción de rayos X y microscopía electrónica de barrido con microanálisis mediante dispersión de energías. Los resultados obtenidos revelan que la reacción entre las materias primas tiene lugar en varias etapas con formación de fases transitorias, dando lugar a una microestructura final con granos aciculares de CaAl12O19 y partículas de la fase ternaria Ca2Mg2Al28O46 formadas en aquellos puntos en los que entran en contacto las fases de MgAl2O4 y CaAl12O19.

  12. Evidence for boron diffusion into sub-stoichiometric MgO (001) barriers in CoFeB/MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions.

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    Harnchana, V.; Hindmarch, A. T.; Sarahan, M.C.; Marrows, C. H.; Brown, A.P.; Brydson, R. M. D.

    2013-01-01

    Evidence of boron diffusion into the MgO barrier of a CoFeB/MgO based magnetic tunnel junction has been identified using analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Structures were deposited by DC/RF-magnetron sputtering, where defective, sub-stoichiometric MgO barriers degrading device performance have been previously mitigated against by deposition of thin Mg layers prior to MgO deposition. We show that despite the protection offered by ...

  13. Calmodulin antagonists have differential effects on Ca/sup 2 +/ uptake, (Ca/sup 2 +/ + Mg/sup 2 +/)-ATPase and Ca/sup 2 +/ release in hepatic endoplasmic reticulum

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    Delfert, D.M.; Koepnick, S.; McDonald, J.M.; Chan, K.M.

    1986-05-01

    The effect of calmodulin (CaM) antagonists on Ca/sup 2 +/ handling by hepatic endoplasmic reticulum (ER) was studied. Ca/sup 2 +/ uptake by saponin-permeabilized hepatocytes or isolated ER was measured using /sup 45/Ca/sup 2 +/ in a filtration assay in the presence of 0.09 ..mu..M free (Ca/sup 2 +/) and inhibitors of mitochondrial Ca/sup 2 +/ transport. Each CaM-antagonist (chlorpromazine, CPZ; trifluoperazine, TFP; calmidazolium, W7 and 48/80) showed a dose-dependent inhibition of Ca/sup 2 +/ accumulation in permeabilized hepatocytes. Both the initial rate and steady state values for Ca/sup 2 +/ uptake were reduced by 50% with 40 ..mu..M calmidazolium, 100 ..mu..M TFP, 150..mu..M W7, 150 ..mu..M CPZ and 300 ..mu..M 48/80. Using isolated ER both calmidazolium (20 ..mu..M) and W7 (150 ..mu..M) inhibited the initial rate and steady state level of Ca/sup 2 +/ accumulation. At this concentration calmidazolium inhibited the initial rate of (Ca/sup 2 +/ + Mg/sup 2 +/)-ATPase activity, and enhanced Ca/sup 2 +/ release. In contrast, W7 had no effect on these parameters. These results suggest that the reduced level of Ca/sup 2 +/ uptake into ER vesicles in the presence of calmidazolium may result from inhibition of the (Ca/sup 2 +/ + Mg/sup 2 +/)-ATPase as well as induction of Ca/sup 2 +/ release, while W7 may act to uncouple Ca/sup 2 +/ transport from its (Ca/sup 2 +/ + Mg/sup 2 +/)-ATPase counterpart.

  14. Ca-Fe and Alkali-Halide Alteration of an Allende Type B CAI: Aqueous Alteration in Nebular or Asteroidal Settings

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    Ross, D. K.; Simon, J. I.; Simon, S. B.; Grossman, L.

    2012-01-01

    Ca-Fe and alkali-halide alteration of CAIs is often attributed to aqueous alteration by fluids circulating on asteroidal parent bodies after the various chondritic components have been assembled, although debate continues about the roles of asteroidal vs. nebular modification processes [1-7]. Here we report de-tailed observations of alteration products in a large Type B2 CAI, TS4 from Allende, one of the oxidized subgroup of CV3s, and propose a speculative model for aqueous alteration of CAIs in a nebular setting. Ca-Fe alteration in this CAI consists predominantly of end-member hedenbergite, end-member andradite, and compositionally variable, magnesian high-Ca pyroxene. These phases are strongly concentrated in an unusual "nodule" enclosed within the interior of the CAI (Fig. 1). The Ca, Fe-rich nodule superficially resembles a clast that pre-dated and was engulfed by the CAI, but closer inspection shows that relic spinel grains are enclosed in the nodule, and corroded CAI primary phases interfinger with the Fe-rich phases at the nodule s margins. This CAI also contains abundant sodalite and nepheline (alkali-halide) alteration that occurs around the rims of the CAI, but also penetrates more deeply into the CAI. The two types of alteration (Ca-Fe and alkali-halide) are adjacent, and very fine-grained Fe-rich phases are associated with sodalite-rich regions. Both types of alteration appear to be replacive; if that is true, it would require substantial introduction of Fe, and transport of elements (Ti, Al and Mg) out of the nodule, and introduction of Na and Cl into alkali-halide rich zones. Parts of the CAI have been extensively metasomatized.

  15. Experimentally determined Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios in juvenile bivalve calcite for Mytilus edulis: implications for paleotemperature reconstructions

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    Wanamaker, Alan D., Jr.; Kreutz, Karl J.; Wilson, Tiffany; Borns, Harold W., Jr.; Introne, Douglas S.; Feindel, Scott

    2008-10-01

    To further evaluate the potential use of Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios as a paleothermometer in the shell carbonate of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis, we grew juvenile mussels (˜15 mm shell height; edulis to reconstruct paleotemperatures in estuarine settings (salinity below 24) with a corresponding RMSE (root mean squared error; 95% confidence interval) of ±2.4°C and ±2.8°C, respectively. In order for this methodology to be statistically meaningful, water temperature changes must be rather large, as the errors associated with using Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios from the shell material of M. edulis are substantial. Further work is required to determine if the findings presented here can be duplicated, and if the potential salinity effect is pervasive.

  16. Determinación de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica en aguardientes de caña

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    Magdalena Lorenzo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La determinación de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb en aguardientes¸ se realizó por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. El volumen de inyección fue 20 uL, la calibración se llevó a cabo en intervalos de 0,5-25,0 mg.L-1 de Ca; 0,25-5,0 mg.L-1 para el Cu, Pb y el Cu, y se utilizaron las absorbancias de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb contra la concentración de los analitos, respectivamente. Las correlaciones lineales típicas de r = 0,99 en todos los casos. El método propuesto se aplicó para la determinación directa de Ca, Cu, Fe y Pb en muestras de aguardientes comerciales por triplicado y los resultados se obtuvieron por este método para un 95% de nivel de confianza.

  17. A Study of Ca-Mg Silicate Crystalline Glazes--An Analysis on Forms of Crystals

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    LIU Pei-de; YU Ping-li; WU Ji-huai

    2004-01-01

    In the study on Ca-Mg silicate crystalline glazes, we found some disequilibrated crystallization phenomena,such as non-crystallographic small angle forking and spheroidal growth, parasitism and wedging-form of crystals, dendritic growth, secondary nucleation, etc. Those phenomena possibly resulted from two factors:(1) partial temperature gradient, which is caused by heat asymmetry in the electrical resistance furnace,when crystals crystalize from silicate melt ; (2) constitutional supercooling near the surface of crystals. The disparity of disequilibrated crystallization phenomena in different main crystalline phases causes various morphological features of the crystal aggregates. At the same time, disequilibrated crystallization causes great stress retained in the crystals, which results in cracks in glazes when the temperature drops. According to the results, the authors analyzed those phenomena and displayed correlative figures and data.

  18. Depressing effect of phenoxyl acetic acids on flotation of minerals containing Ca2+/Mg2+ gangues

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    2007-01-01

    Phenoxyl acetic acids were applied to determine their depressing effect on minerals containing Ca2+/Mg2+ gangues. Calcite,mixture of calcite and fluorite, and nickel ore were used in the flotation. And the depression mechanism was studied by the determination of contact angle, zeta potential, adsorptive capacity of collector, and IR analysis as well. It is found that 0.1 mmol/L of phenoxyl acetic acid derived from pyrogallol or gallic acid exhibits strong depressing ability on calcite in almost zero yields at pH value of 9.8, and calcite can be depressed in the flotation of calcite/fluorite mixture for approximate 87% yield of fluorite. The flotation result of practical nickel ore containing serpentine indicates that these two depressants may also show better depression performance to serpentine than traditional depressants such as sodium fluosilicate and carboxylmethyl cellulose. Analysis for the depression mechanism reveals that there exists strong chemical interaction between the depressants and minerals.

  19. Electronic and structural properties of MgS and CaS

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    The electronic and structural properties of MgS and CaS rocksalt structure are studied with the first principle full Potential Linearized Augmented Plane Wave (FP-LAPW) method. The exchange-correlation potential was calculated within the Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA) using the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof (PBE-GGA) scheme. The scalar relativistic approach was adopted for the valence states, whereas the core states are treated fully relativistically. Energy band structures, density of states and structural parameters of both compounds are presented and discussed in context with the available theoretical and experimental studies. Our results are good and show reasonable agreement with previous results even though sufficient experimental values are not available for more realistic comparison. (author)

  20. Novel Approach for the Remediation of Radioactive Cesium Contaminated Soil with nano-Fe/Ca/CaO Dispersion Mixture in Dry Condition

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    Mallampati S. R.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Present study, first time we developed a nano-Fe/Ca/CaO dispersion mixture based remediation and volume reduction method of real radioactive cesium contaminated soils. After soil samples treated with 10wt% of nano-Fe/Ca/CaO dispersion mixtures, emitting radiation intensity was reduced from 4.00 μSv/h to 0.95 μSv/h in non-magnetic fraction soils. While, after treatment, about 30wt% magnetic and 70wt% nonmagnetic fraction soils were separated, and it’s condensed radioactive cesium concentration was about 80% and 20%, respectively. By this way, cesium contaminated soil volume can be reduced. These preliminary results appear to be very promising and the simple mixing with the addition of nano-Fe/Ca/CaO may be considered potentially applicable for the remediation and separation of radioactive Cs contaminated soil in dry conditions.

  1. Optical Properties of Blue-Light-Emitting (Ca,Sr)Mg2Si3O9:Eu2+ Phosphor

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    Lee, Hyun Ju; Choi, Sung Hwan; Kim, Kyung Pil; Shin, Hyun Ho; Yoo, Jae Soo

    2010-10-01

    For light-emitting diode (LED) excitation at 400 nm, the optical properties of a Eu2+-activated CaO-SrO-MgO-SiO2 material system were investigated. All the materials were synthesized by solid state reaction. In particular, (Ca,Sr)Mg2Si3O9:Eu2+, which has the same crystal structure as CaMgSi2O6, was found to be promising as a blue-light-emitting phosphor for near UV LED application. The luminance intensity was optimized by controlling the Eu2+ concentration and the composition of the host lattice. The ratio of calcium ions to strontium ions was a convenient parameter for adjusting the maximum excitation peak to 400 nm, which is favorable for near UV LED excitation. The highest luminance intensity of Ca1-x-ySryMg2Si3O9:Eux2+ under 405 nm excitation was achieved at the Eu2+ concentration of x=0.01 and a Sr2+ concentration of y=0.3. The luminance intensity of (Ca,Sr)Mg2Si3O9:Eu2+ was found to be superior to that of a commercial blue-light-emitting BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphor, which is used for near-UV LED excitation.

  2. Blood compatibility of zinc-calcium phosphate conversion coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloy

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    Zou, Yu-Hong; Zeng, Rong-Chang; Wang, Qing-Zhao; Liu, Li-Jun; Xu, Qian-Qian; Wang, Chuang; Liu, Zhi-Wei

    2016-06-01

    Magnesium alloys as a new class of biomaterials possess biodegradability and biocompatibility in comparison with currently used metal implants. However, their rapid corrosion rates are necessary to be manipulated by appropriate coatings. In this paper, a new attempt was used to develop a zinc-calcium phosphate (Zn-Ca-P) conversion coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloys to increase the biocompatibility and improve the corrosion resistance. In vitro blood biocompatibility of the alloy with and without the Zn-Ca-P coating was investigated to determine its suitability as a degradable medical biomaterial. Blood biocompatibility was assessed from the hemolysis test, the dynamic cruor time test, blood cell count and SEM observation of the platelet adhesion to membrane surface. The results showed that the Zn-Ca-P coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloys had good blood compatibility, which is in accordance with the requirements for medical biomaterials.

  3. Blood compatibility of zinc-calcium phosphate conversion coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloy

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    Zou, Yu-Hong; Zeng, Rong-Chang; Wang, Qing-Zhao; Liu, Li-Jun; Xu, Qian-Qian; Wang, Chuang; Liu, Zhi-Wei

    2016-09-01

    Magnesium alloys as a new class of biomaterials possess biodegradability and biocompatibility in comparison with currently used metal implants. However, their rapid corrosion rates are necessary to be manipulated by appropriate coatings. In this paper, a new attempt was used to develop a zinc-calcium phosphate (Zn-Ca-P) conversion coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloys to increase the biocompatibility and improve the corrosion resistance. In vitro blood biocompatibility of the alloy with and without the Zn-Ca-P coating was investigated to determine its suitability as a degradable medical biomaterial. Blood biocompatibility was assessed from the hemolysis test, the dynamic cruor time test, blood cell count and SEM observation of the platelet adhesion to membrane surface. The results showed that the Zn-Ca-P coating on Mg-1.33Li-0.6Ca alloys had good blood compatibility, which is in accordance with the requirements for medical biomaterials.

  4. Geochemie von Rudistenschalen : Beiträge zur Meerwasserchemie (Sr/Ca, Mg/Ca, δ13C) und Paläoklima der Kreide

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    Rauch, Markus

    2005-01-01

    Schalen von 38 Rudisten aus dem Barreme bis Maastricht wurden hinsichtlich der Spurenelemente und stabilen Isotope analysiert. Das Sr/Ca-Verhältnis des Kreide-Meerwassers wurde aus den Sr-Konzentrationen der Schalen rekonstruiert und damit eine Lücke in der phanerozoischen Sr/Ca-Kurve des Meerwassers geschlossen. Die negative Korrelation von Mg und δ18O-Werten in den Rudistenschalen zeigt eine Übereinstimmung mit den Verteilungsmustern rezenter kalzitischer Molluskenschalen. So...

  5. Processing and in vitro bioactivity of a β-Ca3(PO4)2-CaMg(SiO3)2 ceramic with the eutectic composition

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    In this study, a dense bioactive ceramic, with nominal composition (wt.%) 40 Ca3(PO4)2-60 CaMg(SiO3)2, was prepared by solid state sintering of homogeneous compacted mixtures of fine synthetic Ca3(PO4)2 and CaMg(SiO3)2 powders. The results obtained by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy with microanalysis indicate that the ceramic composite showed a fine grained and homogeneous microstructure consisting of diopside (CaMg(SiO3)2) and whitlockite (β-Ca3(PO4)2ss) grains with very small amounts of apatite. The flexural strength and elastic modulus values of the composite are similar to those of cortical human bone. Bioactivity was experimentally evaluated by examining in vitro apatite formation in simulated body fluid (SBF). In addition, a simulation of the dissolution properties of the different phases present in the material in SBF was carried out by thermodynamic calculations, with the purpose of understanding the in vitro results obtained. The experimental results demonstrated that, during soaking in SBF, the grains of whitlockite dissolved preferentially than those of diopside, leaving a porous surface layer rich in diopside. Subsequently, partial dissolution of the remaining diopside occurred and the porous surface of the ceramic became coated by a bone-like apatite layer after 7 days in SBF. This bio ceramic containing β-Ca3(PO4)2 and CaMg(SiO3)2 is expected to be useful to fabricate scaffolds for bone repair. (Author)

  6. Corrosion degradation behavior of Mg-Ca alloy with high Ca content in SBF%高Ca含量Mg-Ca合金在模拟体液中的腐蚀降解行为

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    刘一驰; 刘德宝; 赵越; 陈民芳

    2015-01-01

    研究高Ca含量Mg−Ca合金作为骨修复材料在模拟体液中的腐蚀降解行为。采用扫描电子显微镜(SEM)和X射线衍射(XRD)对Mg−30%Ca(质量分数)合金的显微组织及相成分进行表征。将Mg−30%Ca合金在模拟体液中浸泡90 d后,观察和测试最终产物的微观形貌、成分以及细胞毒性。结果表明:Mg−30%Ca合金的主要相成分为α-MgMg2Ca相,在浸泡过程中,Mg2Ca相作为阳极,而α-Mg相作为阴极;Mg−30%Ca合金在模拟体液中浸泡的最终腐蚀产物由少量的的黑色沉淀颗粒和白色悬浮颗粒组成,白色悬浮颗粒为Mg(OH)2,而黑色沉淀颗粒具有核壳结构;细胞毒性实验证明黑色沉淀颗粒无细胞毒性。%The corrosion degradation behavior of a Mg−Ca alloy with high Ca content aiming for a potential bone repair material in the simulated body fluid (SBF) was investigated. The microstructure and phase constitution of the pristine Mg−30%Ca (mass fraction) alloy were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The Mg−30%Ca alloy samples were immersed in the SBF for 90 d, and the morphology, composition and cytotoxicity of the final corrosion product were examined. It is found that Mg−30%Ca alloy is composed of α-Mg and Mg2Ca phases. During the corrosion process in the SBF, the Mg2Ca phase acts as an anode and theα-Mg phase acts as a cathode. The final corrosion product of the Mg−30%Ca alloy in SBF includes a small amount of black precipitates and white suspended particles. The white suspended particles are Mg(OH)2 and the black particles are believed to have a core−shell structure. The cytotoxicity experiments indicate that these black precipitates do not induce toxicity to cells.

  7. Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, and stable isotopes in modern and Holocene Protothaca staminea shells from a northern California coastal upwelling region

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    Takesue, R.K.; VanGeen, A.

    2004-01-01

    This study explores the potential of intertidal Protothaca staminea shells as high-resolution geochemical archives of environmental change in a coastal upwelling region. Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios were analyzed by excimer laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) at sub-weekly temporal resolution in shells growing ???1 mm per month. Growth patterns of a modern P. staminea shell from Humboldt Bay, California, collected in December 1999 made it possible to infer a lifespan from 1993 to 1998. Growth hiatuses in the shell may have excluded records of extreme events. Mg/Ca ratios appeared to be partly controlled by water temperature; the correlation coefficient between temperature and Mg/Ca was r = 0.71 in one of four growth increments. Significant year-to-year differences in the sensitivity of Mg/Ca to temperature in P. staminea could not be explained, however. Sr/Ca ratios appeared to be more closely related to shell growth rate. Oxygen isotopes, measured at 2-week temporal resolution in the same shell, did not show a clear relation to local temperature in summer, possibly because temperatures were higher and less variable at the King Salmon mudflat, where the shell was collected, than in the main channel of Humboldt Bay, where water properties were monitored. Negative shell ??13C values (upwelling events. The Mg contents of P. staminea midden shells dated to ???3 ka and ???9 ka were significantly lower than in the modern shell. This may have resulted from degradation of a Mg-rich shell organic matrix and precluded quantitative interpretation of the older high-resolution records. Elevated ??13C values in the ???3 ka shell suggested that the individual grew in highly productive or stratified environment, such as a shallow coastal embayment or lagoon. Copyright ?? 2004 Elsevier Ltd.

  8. Woody waste air gasification in fluidized bed with Ca- and Mg-modified bed materials and additives

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    This study focuses on the promotion of biomass gasification for hydrogen production in a fluidized bed reactor with the bed additives zeolite, CaO, and Ca- and Mg-based silica sands. The results show that zeolite has higher capacity for enhancing hydrogen promotion abilities than CaO with the amount was 200 g in tests. Regarding the Ca- and Mg-based silica sands, Ca/SiO2 decreases the CO2 selectivity and Mg/SiO2 enhances the H2 selectivity owing to CO2 adsorption via the formation of CaO and the promotion of the water gas shift reaction, respectively. The optimal concentration of Mg-based bed materials corresponds to a Mg concentration of 0.5 wt.%. The additives play important roles in increasing the reaction rate, enhancing the biomass gasification, and promoting carbon transformation. -- Graphical abstract: The aim of this study is not only in estimation of the influence of the alkaline metals concentrations, but also in preparation of the modified fluidization mediums. A basic stoichiometric analysis of alkaline concentration for hydrogen production during biomass gasification in fluidized bed is also in consideration. Highlights: ► Various bed-additives concentrations on syngas performance are discussed. ► All additives significantly increase rate of hydrogen production in gasification. ► Zeolite has higher capacity for enhancing hydrogen production rate than CaO. ► Ca-based additives promoted the heating value and cold gas efficiency. ► The optimal concentration of Mg-based additive was 0.5 wt.% for hydrogen production

  9. A density functional study of the high-pressure chemistry of MSiN2(M = Be, Mg, Ca): prediction of high-pressure phases and examination of pressure-induced decomposition

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    Rebecca Römer, S.; Kroll, Peter; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2009-07-01

    Normal pressure modifications and tentative high-pressure phases of the nitridosilicates MSiN2 with M = Be, Mg, or Ca have been thoroughly studied by density functional methods. At ambient pressure, BeSiN2 and MgSiN2 exhibit an ordered wurtzite variant derived from idealized filled β-cristobalite by a C1-type distortion. At ambient pressure, the structure of CaSiN2 can also be derived from idealized filled β-cristobalite by a different type of distortion (D1-type). Energy-volume calculations for all three compounds reveal transition into an NaCl superstructure under pressure, affording sixfold coordination for Si. At 76 GPa BeSiN2 forms an LiFeO2-type structure, corresponding to the stable ambient-pressure modification of LiFeO2, while MgSiN2 and CaSiN2 adopt an LiFeO2-type structure, corresponding to a metastable modification (24 and 60 GPa, respectively). For both BeSiN2 and CaSiN2 intermediate phases appear (for BeSiN2 a chalcopyrite-type structure and for CaSiN2 a CaGeN2-type structure). These two tetragonal intermediate structures are closely related, differing mainly in their c/a ratio. As a consequence, chalcopyrite-type structures exhibit tetrahedral coordination for both cations (M and Si), whereas in CaGeN2-type structures one cation is tetrahedrally (Si) and one bisdisphenoidally (M) coordinated. Both structure types, chalcopyrite and CaGeN2, can also be derived from idealized filled β-cristobalite through a B1-type distortion. The group-subgroup relation of the BeSiN2/MgSiN2, the CaSiN2, the chalcopyrite, the CaGeN2 and the idealized filled β-cristobalite structure is discussed and the displacive phase transformation pathways are illustrated. The zero-pressure bulk moduli were calculated for all phases and have been found to be comparable to compounds such as α- Si3N4, CaIrO3 and Al4C3. Furthermore, the thermodynamic stability of BeSiN2, MgSiN2 and CaSiN2 against phase agglomerates of the binary nitrides M3N2 and Si3N4 under pressure are examined.

  10. Unique Magnetic Moment and Electronic Properties for Fe(MgO)n(n = 1−8) Clusters: First-Principles Calculations

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    The geometries and electronic properties of Fe(MgO)n are systematically investigated by the density functional theory. The results show that the doped Fe atom is prone to bond with the O atom, and Fe almost does not disturb the frame of (MgO)n. The second-order energy difference, the fragmentation energies and the electron affinities show that Fe(MgO)4 and Fe(MgO)6 possess relatively higher stabilities. The HOMO-LUMO gaps of Fe(MgO)n decrease obviously as compared with (MgO)n. Almost equal unpaired electrons of the 3d state of the Fe atom in Fe(MgO)n result in a nearly equal magnetic moment of Fe(MgO)n. (atomic and molecular physics)

  11. Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy in Fe|MgO tunnel junctions studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    Miwa, Shinji, E-mail: miwa@mp.es.osaka-u.ac.jp; Matsuda, Kensho; Tanaka, Kazuhito; Goto, Minori; Suzuki, Yoshishige [Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan); Kotani, Yoshinori; Nakamura, Tetsuya [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute/SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

    2015-10-19

    In this study, voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) in Fe|MgO tunnel junctions was investigated via the magneto-optical Kerr effect, soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy. The Fe|MgO tunnel junctions showed enhanced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy under external negative voltage, which induced charge depletion at the Fe|MgO interface. Despite the application of voltages of opposite polarity, no trace of chemical reaction such as a redox reaction attributed to O{sup 2−} migration was detected in the x-ray absorption spectra of the Fe. The VCMA reported in the Fe|MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions must therefore originate from phenomena associated with the purely electric effect, that is, surface electron doping and/or redistribution induced by an external electric field.

  12. Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy in Fe|MgO tunnel junctions studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    In this study, voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) in Fe|MgO tunnel junctions was investigated via the magneto-optical Kerr effect, soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy. The Fe|MgO tunnel junctions showed enhanced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy under external negative voltage, which induced charge depletion at the Fe|MgO interface. Despite the application of voltages of opposite polarity, no trace of chemical reaction such as a redox reaction attributed to O2− migration was detected in the x-ray absorption spectra of the Fe. The VCMA reported in the Fe|MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions must therefore originate from phenomena associated with the purely electric effect, that is, surface electron doping and/or redistribution induced by an external electric field

  13. Large influence of capping layers on tunnel magnetoresistance in CoFe/MgO/CoFe magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Zhou, Jiaqi; Wang, Yin; Peng, Shouzhong; Qiao, Junfeng; Su, Li; Zeng, Lang; Lei, Na; Zhang, Youguang; Bournel, Arnaud

    2016-01-01

    We report the first-principles theoretical investigations of the tunnel magnetoresistance(TMR) effect in the symmetric capping layer/CoFe(001)/MgO(001)/CoFe(001)/capping layer magnetic tunnel junctions(MTJs) with Ta, Hf and Ir used as capping layer materials. Spin-resolved conductance and TMR ratios are shown and it is found that the TMR ratio is sensitive to the capping layer material. The spin polarization of s state in Co atom at the CoFe/capping layer interface is presented to explain the influence on TMR ratio caused by different capping layers, and we can obtain a high spin polarization value and a giant TMR ratio when Ir is used, demonstrating that Ir is an ideal capping layer material. We also study the spin-polarized transport properties in the Brillouin zone. In the parallel condition, a central broad peak is found in the majority-spin channel due to the {\\Delta}1 state, while sharp transmission probability peaks at some k||-points appear in the minority-spin channel. The sharp peak phenomenon is at...

  14. A Ca/Fe X-ray fluorescence analyzer suitable for the purpose of teaching

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    This paper introduces a Ca/Fe XRF analyzer specially designed for the purpose of teaching the related courses on nuclear engineering and nuclear technology in the university. Both working principle and constitution of the instrument are presented. A comparison between XRF analysis and chemical analysis showed that the two results were in agreement with an error of ±0.7%

  15. Infrared spectroscopy of rare-earth-doped CaFe2As2

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    Xing, Zhen; Huffman, T. J.; Xu, Peng; Qazilbash, M. M.; Saha, S. R.; Drye, Tyler; Paglione, J.

    2014-03-01

    Recently, rare-earth doping in CaFe2As2 has been used to tune its electronic, magnetic, and structural properties. The substitution of rare-earth ions at the alkaline-earth sites leads to the suppression of the spin-density wave (SDW) phase transition in CaFe2As2. For example, Pr substitution results in a paramagnetic metal in the tetragonal phase that is susceptible to a low temperature structural transition to a collapsed tetragonal phase. However, La-doped CaFe2As2 remains in the uncollapsed tetragonal structure down to the lowest measured temperatures. Both the uncollapsed and collapsed tetragonal structures exhibit superconductivity with maximum Tc reaching 47 K, the highest observed in inter-metallics albeit with a small superconducting volume fraction. In this work, we perform ab-plane infrared spectroscopy of rare-earth-doped CaFe2As2 at different cryogenic temperatures. Our aim is to ascertain the contributions of electron doping and chemical pressure to the charge and lattice dynamics of this iron-arsenide system.

  16. Evidence of two superconducting phases in Ca1−xLaxFe2As2

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    Full Text Available Single crystals of Ca1−xLaxFe2As2 with x ranging from 0 to 0.25, have been grown and characterized by structural, transport, and magnetic measurements. Coexistence of two superconducting phases is observed, in which the phase with the lower superconducting transition temperature (Tc has Tc ∼ 20 K and the higher Tc phase has Tc higher than 40 K. These data also delineate an x-T phase diagram in which the single magnetic/structural phase transition in undoped CaFe2As2 appears to split into two distinct phase transitions, both of which are suppressed with increasing La substitution. Superconductivity emerges when x is about 0.06 and coexists with the structural/magnetic transition until x is ∼ 0.13. With increasing concentration of La, the structural/magnetic transition is totally suppressed, and Tc reaches its maximum value of about 45 K for 0.15 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.19. A domelike superconducting region is not observed in the phase diagram, however, because no obvious over-doping region can be found. Two superconducting phases coexist in the x-T phase diagram of Ca1−xLaxFe2As2. The formation of the two separate phases and the origin of the high Tc in Ca1−xLaxFe2As2 have been studied and discussed in detail.

  17. The c/a Ratio in Quenched Fe-C and Fe-N steels - a Heuristic Story

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    Sherby, O; Wadsworth, J; Lesuer, D; Syn, C

    2006-01-31

    The body-centered tetragonal (BCT) structure in quenched Fe-C steels is usually illustrated to show a linear change in the c and a axes with an increase in carbon content from 0 to 1.4%C. The work of Campbell and Fink, however, shows that this continuous linear relationship is not correct. Rather, it was shown that the body-centered-cubic (BCC) structure is the stable structure from 0 to 0.6 wt%C with the c/a ratio equal to unity. An abrupt change in the c/a ratio to 1.02 occurs at 0.6 wt%C. The BCT structure forms, and the c/a ratio increases with further increase in carbon content. An identical observation is noted in quenched Fe-N steels. This discontinuity is explained by a change in the transformation process. It is proposed that a two-step transformation process occurs in the low carbon region, with the FCC first transforming to HCP and then from HCP to BCC. In the high carbon region, the FCC structure transforms to the BCT structure. The results are explained with the Engel-Brewer theory of valence and crystal structure of the elements. An understanding of the strength of quenched iron-carbon steels plays a key role in the proposed explanation of the c/a anomaly based on interstitial solutes and precipitates.

  18. Gradiente radial de [Mg/Fe] em duas galáxias elípticas

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    Milone, A.; Capelato, H.

    2003-08-01

    Basicamente, são propostos dois cenários de evolução quí mio-dinâmico para os sistemas esferoidais: (i) o hierárquico através da fusão e/ou acresção de sub-sistemas com ou sem surtos de formação estelar, e (ii) o colapso monolí tico dissipativo com formação estelar interrompida por um vento galáctico. Ambos, dentro de certos limites, conseguem explicar os gradientes internos de metalicidade estelar presentes nas galáxias elí pticas bem como a relação observada entre a metalicidade central e a massa (Mg20 vs. log sv0). No entanto, nenhum prevê uma variação interna para a razão de abundâncias Mg/Fe que indiretamente define a escala temporal da formação estelar. Empregamos a espectroscopia óptica de fenda longa com a finalidade de recuperar as histórias de formação estelar, de enriquecimento quí mico e da dinâmica dentro de determinadas regiões das galáxias. Os espectros de média resolução (FWHM = 7,1 Å) e escala angular de 1,092 arcsec/pixel foram coletados com o telescópio 1,60m do OPD/LNA. Comparamos nossas medidas de linhas de absorção com resultados espectrofotométricos de modelos de populações estelares simples - mais especificamente os í ndices do Sistema Lick como Mg2, Mg b, e Hb - a fim de se investigar as variações internas de [Fe/H], [Mg/Fe] e idade. Para duas galáxias elí pticas, NGC 1052 e NGC 7796, pertencentes a ambientes de baixa densidade, encontramos uma variação radial da razão Mg/Fe decrescente do centro para fora em regiões de 0,6 e 1 raio efetivo respectivamente. Discutimos alguns cenários de enriquecimento quí mico para estas duas galáxias.

  19. OH− absorption and nonvolatile holographic storage properties in Mg:Ru:Fe:LiNbO3 crystal as a function of Mg concentration

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    Mg:Ru:Fe:LiNbO3 crystals with various concentrations of MgO (in mole) and fixed content of RuO2 and Fe2O3 (in mass) are grown with the Czochralski method from the congruent melt. Their infrared transmission spectra are measured and discussed to investigate the defect structure. With the increase of Mg2+ concentration the blue nonvolatile holographic storage capability is enhanced. The nonvolatile holographic storage properties of dual-wavelength recording of Mg(7 mol%):Ru:Fe:LiNbO3 nonvolatile diffraction efficiency, response time, and nonvolatile sensitivity reach 59.8%, 70 s, and 1.04 cm/J, respectively. Comparing Mg(7 mol%):Ru:Fe:LiNbO3 with Ru:Fe:LiNbO3 crystal, the response time is shortened apparently. The nonvolatile diffraction efficiency and sensitivity are raised largely. The mechanism in blue photorefractive nonvolatile holographic storage is discussed. (electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics)

  20. FeMo cofactor synthesis by a nifH mutant with altered MgATP reactivity.

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    Gavini, N; Burgess, B K

    1992-10-15

    We have characterized a Nif- mutant of Azotobacter vinelandii, designated UW91 (Shah, V. K., Davis, L. C., Gordon, J. K., Orme-Johnson, W. H., and Brill, W. J. (1973) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 292, 246-255). The specific Fe protein mutation giving rise to the Nif- phenotype was shown by DNA sequencing and site-directed mutagenesis to be the substitution of a conserved alanine at position 157 by a serine. The UW91 Fe protein was purified and shown to have a normal [4Fe-4S] cluster and normal MgATP binding activity. The substitution of alanine 157 by serine, however, prevents the MgATP-induced conformational change that occurs for the wild-type Fe protein, prevents MgATP hydrolysis, and prevents productive electron transfer to the MoFe protein. The UW91 Fe protein does bind to the MoFe protein to give a normal cross-linking pattern; however, it does not compete very successfully with wild-type Fe protein in an activity assay. The UW91 MoFe protein was also purified and characterized and shown to be indistinguishable from the wild-type protein. Thus, the substitution of Fe protein residue alanine 157 by serine does not change the Fe protein's ability to function in FeMo cofactor biosynthesis or insertion. This demonstrates that these events do not require the MgATP-induced conformational change, MgATP hydrolysis, or productive electron transfer to the MoFe protein. PMID:1400428

  1. Crystallization of Fe78Si9B13 Bulk Crystaline/Amorphous (c/a) Composite

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    JIN Shifeng; WANG Weimin; NIU Yuchao; ZHANG Jiteng; LI Guihua; BIAN Xiufang

    2008-01-01

    A metallic crystalline/amorphous (c/a) bulk composite was prepared by the slow cooling method after remelting the amorphous Fe78Si9B13 ribbon. By X-ray diffraction (XRD),differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), the composite consists of the primary dendrite a-Fe (without Si) as well as the amorphous matrix. After being anneal at 800 K, the uniform spheroid particles are formed in the c/a composite, which does not form in the amorphous ribbon under the various annealing process. Energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (EDAX), SEM and XRD were applied to give more detailed information. The formation and evolution of the particle may stimulate the possible application of the Fe-matrix amorphous alloy.

  2. Enhanced removal performance by the core-shell zeolites/MgFe-layered double hydroxides (LDHs) for municipal wastewater treatment.

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    Guo, Lu; Zhang, Xiangling; Chen, Qiaozhen; Ruan, Congying; Leng, Yujie

    2016-04-01

    The application of powdered layer double hydroxides (LDHs) in constructed rapid infiltration system (CRIS) appears to be an appreciable problem still unsolved due to the small particle size and the low density. Therefore, the core-shell zeolites/MgFe-LDHs composites were prepared via using co-precipitation method in present study. To investigate the practical applicability, a detailed organics, ammonia, and total phosphorus removal study were carried out in columns to treat the municipal wastewater. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) results confirmed the successful synthesis of core-shell zeolites/MgFe-LDHs through coating on the surface of zeolites. Accordingly, the zeolites/MgFe-LDHs largely reduced the COD by 81.14 %, NH4 (+)-N by 81.50%, and TP by 83.29%. Phosphate adsorption study revealed that the equilibrium adsorption data were better fitted by Langmuir isothermal model, with the maximum adsorption capacity of 79.3651 mg/kg for zeolites/MgFe-LDHs and 38.4615 mg/kg for the natural zeolites. In addition, economic analysis indicated that the reagent cost of synthesis of zeolites/MgFe-LDHs was economical. Herein, the zeolites/MgFe-LDHs solved the natural zeolites problem for poor P removal and the application of powdered LDHs in the solid/liquid separation process, suggesting that it was applicable as potential substrates for the removal of organics, ammonia, and total phosphorus in CRIS. PMID:26662562

  3. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of full-Heusler films in Pt/Co2FeAl/MgO trilayers

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    Li, Xiaoqi; Yin, Shaoqian; Liu, Yupeng; Zhang, Delin; Xu, Xiaoguang; Miao, Jun; Jiang, Yong

    2011-01-01

    We report on perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in a Pt/Co2FeAl/MgO sandwiched structure with a thick Co2FeAl layer of 2-2.5 nm. The PMA is thermally stable that the anisotropy energy density Ku is 1.3{\\times}106 erg/cm3 for the structure with 2 nm Co2FeAl after annealing at 350 oC. The thicknesses of Co2FeAl and MgO layers greatly affect the PMA. Our results provide an effective way to realize relative thick perpendicularly magnetized Heusler alloy films.

  4. Effect of MgO Cap Layer on Gilbert Damping of FeB Electrode Layer in MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

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    Konoto, Makoto; Imamura, Hiroshi; Taniguchi, Tomohiro; Yakushiji, Kay; Kubota, Hitoshi; Fukushima, Akio; Ando, Koji; Yuasa, Shinji

    2013-07-01

    We investigated the Gilbert damping of thin films with a MgO-barrier/Fe80B20/MgO-cap/Ta structure, in which the Fe80B20 layer corresponds to a free layer of a perpendicularly magnetized magnetic tunnel junction, by using ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). We systematically varied the thickness of the MgO cap layer and estimated the damping constant (α) by measuring the dependence of the FMR spectrum on the magnetic field angle. The MgO cap layer was found to reduce α to about 0.005, which is less than half the value without the cap. The significant reduction can be explained by the suppression of spin pumping by the dielectric MgO cap layer.

  5. Thermodynamic studies of CaLaFe11O19(s)

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    Thermodynamic studies on CaLaFe11O19(s) were carried out using Knudsen effusion mass spectrometry and calorimetry, viz. differential scanning calorimetry and high temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry. Standard molar Gibbs free energy of formation (ΔfG0m), enthalpy of formation and heat capacity (C0p,m) of the compound were calculated as a function of temperature for the first time. C0p,m(CaLaFe11O19) was determined and used for second law analysis, from which enthalpy and entropy of formation of the compound were calculated and the respective values are: ΔfH0m(298.15 K)/kJ mol−1=−6057(±8) and S0m(298.15 K)/J K−1 mol−1=427(±5). ΔfH0m(298.15 K)/kJ mol−1: −6055(±6) was also calculated using oxide melt solution calorimetry, which is in close agreement with the second law value. A heat capacity anomaly was also observed at T=684 K. A table of thermodynamic data from 298.15 K to 1000 K for CaLaFe11O19(s) was also constructed to represent an optimized set of data. - graphical abstract: Variation of standard molar heat capacities of CaLaFe11O19(s) and MFe12O19(s) (M=Sr, Ba and Pb) as a function of temperature. Highlights: ► Thermodynamic studies on CaLaFe11O19(s) were performed using KEQMS and solution calorimetry. ► It was synthesized using gel combustion route and characterized by XRD technique. ► The compound is magnetic in nature and shows a heat capacity anomaly at 684 K. ► Thermodynamic table was constructed from 298 K to 1000 K

  6. Kinetic improvement on the CaH2-catalyzed Mg(NH2)2 + 2LiH system

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    Highlights: • We studied the effect of CaH2 on the dehydrogenation of the Mg(NH2)2–2LiH system. • Mg(NH2)2 was obtained by gas–solid reaction with a significant conversion degree. • Kissinger analysis revealed that addition of CaH2 decreased the activation energy. - Abstract: In the present work we focused on the catalytic effect of CaH2 on the dehydrogenation process of the Mg(NH2)2–2LiH system. The synthesis, hydrogen storage properties and energy barriers were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The TPD measurements proved that desorption of the Mg(NH2)2–2LiH system milled with 0.08 mol of CaH2 started at temperature of 78 °C, lower if compared with the 125 °C observed in the pristine material. Furthermore, Kissinger analysis revealed that CaH2 acted as a catalyst to decrease the activation energy of the first dehydrogenation step from a value of 133.8 ± 4.1 kJ/mol for the pristine material to 105.1 ± 3.2 kJ/mol when CaH2 was dispersed into the mixture

  7. Effect of interfacial structures on spin dependent tunneling in epitaxial L10-FePt/MgO/FePt perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Epitaxial FePt(001)/MgO/FePt magnetic tunnel junctions with L10-FePt electrodes showing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy were fabricated by molecular beam epitaxial growth. Tunnel magnetoresistance ratios of 21% and 53% were obtained at 300 K and 10 K, respectively. Our previous work, based on transmission electron microscopy, confirmed a semi-coherent interfacial structure with atomic steps (Kohn et al., APL 102, 062403 (2013)). Here, we show by x-ray photoemission spectroscopy and first-principles calculation that the bottom FePt/MgO interface is either Pt-terminated for regular growth or when an Fe layer is inserted at the interface, it is chemically bonded to O. Both these structures have a dominant role in spin dependent tunneling across the MgO barrier resulting in a decrease of the tunneling magnetoresistance ratio compared with previous predictions

  8. Effect of interfacial structures on spin dependent tunneling in epitaxial L1{sub 0}-FePt/MgO/FePt perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Yang, G.; Li, D. L.; Wang, S. G., E-mail: Sgwang@iphy.ac.cn; Ma, Q. L.; Liang, S. H.; Wei, H. X.; Han, X. F. [State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Hesjedal, T.; Ward, R. C. C. [Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); Kohn, A.; Elkayam, A.; Tal, N. [Department of Materials Engineering and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel); Zhang, X.-G. [Department of Physics and Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6493 (United States)

    2015-02-28

    Epitaxial FePt(001)/MgO/FePt magnetic tunnel junctions with L1{sub 0}-FePt electrodes showing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy were fabricated by molecular beam epitaxial growth. Tunnel magnetoresistance ratios of 21% and 53% were obtained at 300 K and 10 K, respectively. Our previous work, based on transmission electron microscopy, confirmed a semi-coherent interfacial structure with atomic steps (Kohn et al., APL 102, 062403 (2013)). Here, we show by x-ray photoemission spectroscopy and first-principles calculation that the bottom FePt/MgO interface is either Pt-terminated for regular growth or when an Fe layer is inserted at the interface, it is chemically bonded to O. Both these structures have a dominant role in spin dependent tunneling across the MgO barrier resulting in a decrease of the tunneling magnetoresistance ratio compared with previous predictions.

  9. Al-Ca and Al-Fe metal-metal composite strength, conductivity, and microstructure relationships

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    Kim, Hyong June [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2011-01-01

    Deformation processed metal-metal composites (DMMC’s) are composites formed by mechanical working (i.e., rolling, swaging, or wire drawing) of two-phase, ductile metal mixtures. Since both the matrix and reinforcing phase are ductile metals, the composites can be heavily deformed to reduce the thickness and spacing of the two phases. Recent studies have shown that heavily drawn DMMCs can achieve anomalously high strength and outstanding combinations of strength and conductivity. In this study, Al-Fe wire composite with 0.07, 0.1, and 0.2 volume fractions of Fe filaments and Al-Ca wire composite with 0.03, 0.06, and 0.09 volume fractions of Ca filaments were produced in situ, and their mechanical properties were measured as a function of deformation true strain. The Al-Fe composites displayed limited deformation of the Fe phase even at high true strains, resulting in little strengthening effect in those composites. Al-9vol%Ca wire was deformed to a deformation true strain of 13.76. The resulting Ca second-phase filaments were deformed to thicknesses on the order of one micrometer. The ultimate tensile strength increased exponentially with increasing deformation true strain, reaching a value of 197 MPa at a true strain of 13.76. This value is 2.5 times higher than the value predicted by the rule of mixtures. A quantitative relationship between UTS and deformation true strain was determined. X-ray diffraction data on transformation of Al + Ca microstructures to Al + various Al-Ca intermetallic compounds were obtained at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Electrical conductivity was measured over a range of true strains and post-deformation heat treatment schedules.

  10. Voltage controlled magnetocrystalline anisotropy at the Fe/MgO (001) interface

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    Lukashev, Pavel; Tsymbal, Evgeny

    2015-03-01

    The effect of electric fields on magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy (MAE) is a promising way to control the magnetization orientation purely by voltage (rather than by current required for a spin transfer torque), which can potentially alleviate the energy dissipation bottleneck of the existing magnetic memory technology. Here we perform density-functional calculations to explore the voltage controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) of a thin film Fe stacked along the [001] direction when an external electric field is applied across an adjacent epitaxial MgO layer. The results are analyzed by evaluating layer and orbital resolved contributions to MAE. We find that MAE is confined to a depth of few atomic layers near the interface, as determined by the metal screening length, indicating that the VCMA is an interface effect. The applied electric field leads to a nearly linear change in the interface MAE due to a change in the 3d-orbital occupancy of the interfacial Fe atoms and is enhanced, as compared to the clean Fe (001) surface, due a relatively large dielectric constant of MgO. In addition to the electric field screening, there is a notable effect of atomic displacements driven by an applied electric field, when atomic relaxations are taken into account.

  11. Large enhancement of magnetoresistance in NiFe film with MgO layers sandwiched after annealing

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    Highlights: • Ta/MgO/Ni81Fe19/MgO/Ta and Ta/Ni81Fe19/Ta were prepared by magnetron sputtering. • The electronic transport properties were studied. • The microstructure of NiFe film (100 nm) with MgO sandwiched was measured by HRTEM. • The average grain size and the crystallinity were determined from X-ray diffraction studies. • Δρ and ρ for samples as function of the NiFe thickness were analyzed. - Abstract: A large enhancement of magnetoresistance (MR) up to 6.0% has been observed in NiFe sandwiched by MgO layers, which is 50% larger than the highest MR (4%) in bulk materials. The great improvement of MR derives from the slight increase in corresponding resistivity change Δρ and the great decrease in resistivity ρ. The enhancement of Δρ is attributed to the strengthened spin-dependent scattering of the interfacial conductive electrons but the contribution will be slight with the increase in NiFe thickness. The main contribution is from the significant decrease in ρ, originating from confinement effect on electrons from well-formed oxide/metal interfaces after annealing. Surprisingly, this effect still exists when the NiFe thickness reaches 100 nm. Meanwhile, the oxide (MgO) layers inserted prevents the atomic interdiffusion of Ta and NiFe at the interfaces, which decreases the thickness of magnetic dead layer

  12. CaMg(CO3)2为发泡剂制备泡沫铝的工艺探讨%Study on Preparation Process of Aluminum Foam by CaMg(CO3)2 Foaming Agent

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    陶勇

    2014-01-01

    CaMg(CO3)2为发泡剂,Ca粉为增粘剂,ZLD 102铝硅合金为基体制备泡沫铝,探讨其工艺可行性.结果表明,以CaMg(CO3)2为发泡剂制备泡沫铝是可行的,其最佳发泡温度为710℃,搅拌时间为2 min,保温时间为4~8min.所制备泡沫铝的孔隙率可达86.42%,密度为0.36 g/cm3.%The preparation process of aluminum foam was studied using CaMg (CO3)2 as foaming agent,Ca powder as tackifier and ZLD 102 aluminium-silicon alloy as matrix.The results show that the aluminum foam can be prepared by CaMg(CO3)2 as foaming agent.The optimal foaming temperature is 710 ℃,and the optimal stirring and holding times are 2 min and 4~8 min,respectively.The porosity of the foam aluminum is 86.42%,and the density is 0.36 g/cm3

  13. Structural and magnetic properties of MnPd/Fe grown on MgO(100) substrate: Ab initio studies

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    Malonda-Boungou, B. R.; Magnoungou, J. H. J.; M'Passi-Mabiala, B.; Demangeat, C.

    2016-07-01

    Structural and magnetic properties of ultrathin films MnPd/Fe grown on MgO(001) are investigated using a self-consistent pseudopotential plane waves method based on density functional theory in the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof generalized gradient approximation. The results obtained reveal the presence of an antiferromagnetic coupling between successive Mn [100] rows, combined with a ripple where Mn outward atoms exhibit a positive magnetic moment, in the case of Mn overlayer on Fe/MgO(001). In the case of MnPd monolayer ordered alloy, the c(2 × 2) structure formation is more favorable than the p(1 × 2) one, exhibiting a ferromagnetic coupling between Mn neighbor atoms with a positive induced ferromagnetic moment on Pd atoms. Pd atoms are pushed outward. For 1-ML MnxPd1 - x on Fe/MgO, the Mn absolute mean magnetization per atom increases as x coverage increases, whereas the Pd mean induced magnetic moment decreases. For systems alternating Mn and Pd monolayers on Fe/MgO(001), a complex magnetic structure is shown on Mn monolayers: changing from Mn neighboring antiferromagnetic coupling to Mn [010] rows antiferromagnetic behavior. The correlation is made between the electronic structure and the magnetic properties, by comparing filled with partially filled components (Pd, Mn and Fe) d-bands. The magnetization easy-axis changes between the in-plane and the out-of-plane orientations from Fe/MgO to MnPd/Fe/MgO systems.

  14. X-ray studies of interface Fe-oxide in annealed MgO based magnetic tunneling junctions

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    Highlights: ► This work concludes the presence of oxide in MgO/transition–metal bi-layers. ► Thermal annealing causes a possible structural transformation of the oxide. ► This is first evidence for a possible structural change of the oxide. ► First use of the O K-edge XAS signature of TM oxides to confirm presence of oxide. ► We see a diffusion of oxygen and a decrease in interface roughness. -- Abstract: X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray scattering have been used to determine the oxidation reactions at the buried MgO/Fe interface as a result of the deposition of MgO. We confirm that Fe-oxide is present at the MgO/Fe and MgO/CoFe interfaces and amounts to less than 1 mL in thickness. The Fe-oxide is a mixture of different iron oxide phases within the ultra-thin layer which can be reduced following annealing. We observe the transformation of the interfacial oxide from a more Fe2O3-like phase to a more FeO-like phase following annealing, and that this process is most noticeable between the 200 and 350 °C annealing steps. In addition, the formation of a more bulk like MgO electronic structure following annealing was observed.

  15. Spin transport and accumulation in n+-Si using Heusler compound Co2FeSi/MgO tunnel contacts

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    We investigate spin transport and accumulation in n+-Si using Heusler compound Co2FeSi/MgO/Si on insulator (SOI) devices. The magnitudes of the non-local four- and three-terminal Hanle effect signals when using Heusler compound Co2FeSi/MgO/SOI devices are larger than when using CoFe/MgO/SOI devices, whereas the preparation methods of MgO layers on SOI are exactly same in both devices. Different bias voltage dependencies on the magnitude of spin accumulation signals are also observed between these devices. Especially, Co2FeSi/MgO/SOI devices show large spin accumulation signals compared with CoFe/MgO/SOI devices in the low bias voltage region less than ∼1000 mV in which the increase of the spin polarization is expected from the estimation of the density of states in Heusler compound Co2FeSi and CoFe under spin extraction conditions. These results indicate that the species of ferromagnetic material definitely affects the magnitude and behavior of the spin signals. The use of highly polarized ferromagnets such as Heusler compounds would be important for improving the spin polarization and the magnitude of spin signals through Si channels

  16. Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation over Mg3Fe0.5−xCoxAl0.5 catalysts derived from hydrotalcites: Comparison with Mg3Fe0.5−yNiyAl0.5 catalysts

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    Atanda, Luqman A.

    2011-04-01

    A series of Mg3Fe0.5-xCoxAl0.5 (x = 0-0.5) catalysts were prepared from hydrotalcite precursors and their activities in the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene were compared with those of a series of Mg3Fe0.5-yNiyAl0.5 (y = 0-0.5) catalysts also derived from hydrotalcite. The hydrotalcites prepared by co-precipitation were calcined at 550 °C to the mixed oxides with a high surface area of 150-240m2gcat-1; they were composed of Mg(Fe,Me,Al)O periclase and Mg(Me)(Fe,Al)2O4 spinel (Me = Co or Ni). Bimetallic Fe3+-Co2+ system showed a synergy, i.e., an increase in the activity, whereas Fe3+-Ni2+ bimetallic system showed no synergy. The high styrene yield was obtained on Mg 3Fe0.1Co0.4Al0.5; however, a large substitution of Fe3+ with Co2+ caused a decrease in styrene selectivity along with coking on the catalysts, due to an isolation of CoOx on the catalyst surface. The highest yield as well as the highest selectivity for styrene production was obtained at x = 0.25 at time on stream of 30 min. The coprecipitation at pH = 10.0 and the composition of Mg3Fe0.25Co0.25Al0.5 were the best for preparing the active catalyst. This is partly due to the formation of a good hydrotalcite structure. On this catalyst, the active Fe3+ species was reduced at a low temperature by the Fe3+-Co2+ bimetal formation, leading to a high activity. Simultaneously, the amount of reducible Fe3+ was the smallest, resulting in a high stability of the active Fe3+ species. It is likely that the dehydrogenation was catalyzed by the reduction-oxidation between Fe3+ and Fe2+ and that Co2+ assisted the reduction-oxidation by forming Fe 3+-Co2+ (1/1) bimetallic active species. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Ca2O3Fe2.6S2: an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator at proximity to bad metal

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    We report here the first layered iron oxychalcogenide Ca2O3Fe2.6S2 that contains both planar [Ca2FeO2]2+ and [Fe2OS2]2− layers with the shortest Fe–Fe bond length. This compound is a narrow band gap (∼0.073 eV) Mott insulator. The observed antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition at 77 K is due to the ordered Fe vacancies, which can be suppressed by partial substitution of Se for S. We show that the vacancy-free phase Ca2O3Fe3S2 may become a metal with moderate electron correlation comparable to the parent compound LaOFeAs of corresponding superconductors. Our results imply that iron oxychalcogenide can be converted from an AFM Mott insulator into a bad metal like iron pnictides through Fe–Fe bond length shrinking. (paper)

  18. Evaluation of Ca3(Co,M2O6 (M=Co, Fe, Mn, Ni as new cathode materials for solid-oxide fuel cells

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    Fushao Li

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Series compounds Ca3(Co0.9M0.12O6 (M=Co, Fe, Mn, Ni with hexagonal crystal structure were prepared by sol–gel route as the cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs. Effects of the varied atomic compositions on the structure, electrical conductivity, thermal expansion and electrochemical performance were systematically evaluated. Experimental results showed that the lattice parameters of Ca3(Co0.9Fe0.12O6 and Ca3(Co0.9Mn0.12O6 were both expanded to certain degree. Electron-doping and hole-doping effects were expected in Ca3(Co0.9Mn0.12O6 and Ca3(Co0.9Ni0.12O6 respectively according to the chemical states of constituent elements and thermal-activated behavior of electrical conductivity. Thermal expansion coefficients (TEC of Ca3(Co0.9M0.12O6 were measured to be distributed around 16×10−6 K−1, and compositional elements of Fe, Mn, and Ni were especially beneficial for alleviation of the thermal expansion problem of cathode materials. By using Ca3(Co0.9M0.12O6 as the cathodes operated at 800 °C, the interfacial area-specific resistance varied in the order of M=CoFeCa3(Co0.9Fe0.12O6 showed the best electrochemical performance and the power density as high as ca. 500 mW cm−2 at 800 °C achieved in the single cell with La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.83Mg0.17O2.815 as electrolyte and Ni–Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 as anode. Ca3(Co0.9M0.12O6 (M=Co, Fe, Mn, Ni can be used as the cost-effective cathode materials for SOFCs.

  19. Mg2FeH6-based nanocomposites with high capacity of hydrogen storage processed by reactive milling

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    Alexandre Augusto Cesario Asselli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The compound Mg2FeH6 was synthesized from a 2Mg-Fe mixture in a single process through high-energy ball milling under hydrogen atmosphere at room temperature. The complex hydride was prepared from Mg powder and granulated or powdered Fe using a planetary mill. The phase evolution during different milling times was performed by X-rays diffraction technique. The dehydrogenation behavior of the hydride was investigated through simultaneous thermal analyses of differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry coupled with mass spectrometer. The use of powdered iron as starting material promoted conversion to complex hydride at shorter milling times than when granulated iron was used, nevertheless, after 24 hours of milling the 2Mg-Fe (powdered or granulated mixtures presented similar dehydrogenation behavior. The hydrogen absorption during milling was on average 3.2 wt. (%, however, changing the proportions of the reagents to 3Mg-Fe a Mg2FeH6-MgH2 based nanocomposite with higher density of hydrogen (5.2 wt. (% was obtained.

  20. Effect of MgO underlayer misorientation on the texture and magnetic property of FePt–C granular film

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    A transmission electron microscope (TEM) based orientation mapping technique and micromagnetic simulations were applied to study the influence of easy axis distribution (EAD) on magnetic properties of FePt–C granular films which were deposited on a single crystalline MgO (0 0 1) substrate and a (0 0 1)-textured poly-crystalline MgO underlayer. The FePt–C film on the polycrystalline MgO underlayer shows smaller perpendicular coercivity, broader switching field distribution and visible in-plane minor loop compared with that deposited on the single crystalline MgO (0 0 1) substrate. Although the grain sizes and their distributions in both films look similar in TEM, orientation mapping and texture analysis revealed that the polycrystalline MgO underlayer introduces significant misorientation in the (0 0 1)-textured FePt grains. Micromagnetic simulations successfully reproduced the large hysteresis in the in-plane magnetization by introducing the specific misorientation distribution of the FePt grains obtained from the texture analysis. The misoriented FePt grains were found to be grown from misoriented MgO grains, indicating that the improvement of the (0 0 1) texture of the MgO underlayer is essential to reduce the in-plane component of FePt based recording media

  1. Liquidus and phase equilibria in CaO-Al2O3-FeOx-SiO2 system under intermediate oxygen partial pressure

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    Wang N.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Phase equilibria of silicate slags relevant to the copper smelting/converting operations have been experimentally studied over a wide range of slag compositions, temperatures and atmospheric conditions. Selected systems are of industrial interest and fill the gaps in fundamental information required to systematically characterise and describe copper slag chemistry. The experimental procedures include equilibration of synthetic slag at high temperatures, rapid quenching of resulting phases, and accurate measurement of phase compositions using electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA. The effects of CaO, Al2O3 and MgO on the phase equilibria of this slag system have been experimentally investigated in the temperature range 1200 to 1300 oC and oxygen partial pressures between 10-5 and 10-9 atm. It was found that spinel and silica are major primary phases in the composition range related to copper smelting/converting slags. In addition, olivine, diopside and pyroxene also appear at certain conditions. The presence of CaO, MgO and Al2O3 in the slag increases the spinel liquidus and decreases the silica liquidus. Liquidus temperatures in silica primary phase field are not sensitive to Po2; Liquidus temperatures in spinel primary phase field increase with increasing Po2. At 1300ºC and low Po2, the spinel (Fe2+,Mg2+O.(Al3+,Fe3+ primary phase field can be replaced by wustite (Fe2+,Mg2+O.

  2. Impact of interface manipulation of oxide on electrical transport properties and low-frequency noise in MgO/NiFe/MgO heterojunctions

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    Low-frequency noise and magnetoresistance in sputtered-deposited Ta(5 nm)/MgO (3 nm)/NiFe(10 nm)/MgO(3 nm)/Ta(3 nm) films have been measured as a function of different annealing times at 400°C. These measurements did not change synchronously with annealing time. A significant increase in magnetoresistance is observed for short annealing times (of the order of minutes) and is correlated with a relatively small reduction in 1/f noise. In contrast, a significant reduction in 1/f noise is observed for long annealing times (of the order of hours) accompanied by a small change in magnetoresistance. After annealing for 2 hours, the 1/f noise decreases by three orders of magnitude. Transmission electron microscopy and slow positron annihilation results implicate the cause being micro-structural changes in the MgO layers and interfaces following different annealing times. The internal vacancies in the MgO layers gather into vacancy clusters to reduce the defect density after short annealing times, whereas the MgO/NiFe and the NiFe/MgO interfaces improve significantly after long annealing times with the amorphous MgO layers gradually crystallizing following the release of interfacial stress

  3. Impact of interface manipulation of oxide on electrical transport properties and low-frequency noise in MgO/NiFe/MgO heterojunctions

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    Li, Jian-wei [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhao, Chong-jun; Feng, Chun; Yu, Guang-hua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhou, Zhongfu [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072 (China)

    2015-08-15

    Low-frequency noise and magnetoresistance in sputtered-deposited Ta(5 nm)/MgO (3 nm)/NiFe(10 nm)/MgO(3 nm)/Ta(3 nm) films have been measured as a function of different annealing times at 400°C. These measurements did not change synchronously with annealing time. A significant increase in magnetoresistance is observed for short annealing times (of the order of minutes) and is correlated with a relatively small reduction in 1/f noise. In contrast, a significant reduction in 1/f noise is observed for long annealing times (of the order of hours) accompanied by a small change in magnetoresistance. After annealing for 2 hours, the 1/f noise decreases by three orders of magnitude. Transmission electron microscopy and slow positron annihilation results implicate the cause being micro-structural changes in the MgO layers and interfaces following different annealing times. The internal vacancies in the MgO layers gather into vacancy clusters to reduce the defect density after short annealing times, whereas the MgO/NiFe and the NiFe/MgO interfaces improve significantly after long annealing times with the amorphous MgO layers gradually crystallizing following the release of interfacial stress.

  4. Opposite rumpling of the MgO and CaO (100) surfaces: A density-functional theory study

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    Density-functional theory calculations using the periodic slab approach are carried out to investigate the relaxed structures of the regular MgO and CaO(100) surfaces. Both local density and gradient corrected approximations to the exchange-correlation energy are employed and slab orbitals are expanded in Gaussian atom-centered orbitals as well as in plane waves. For MgO, the cations are displaced downwards towards the bulk relative to the oxygens with surface rumpling of ca. 2%. The vertical displacements of the atoms in CaO are in the opposite direction, producing a rumple of ca. -0.5%. It is suggested that the opposite rumpling is driven by steric effects, i.e., by the larger size of calcium cations relative to magnesium cations. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  5. Thickness dependence of the magnetic properties of ripple-patterned Fe/MgO(001) films

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    Büttner, Felix; Zhang, Kun; Seyffarth, Susanne; Liese, Tobias; Krebs, Hans-Ulrich; Vaz, C. A. F.; Hofsäss, Hans

    2011-08-01

    Grazing incidence Xe+ ion sputtering was used to create a nanoscale ripple pattern on a thin Fe film, epitaxially grown on MgO(001). The Fe film has a thickness gradient of 0-20 nm and a ripple height of about 3 nm, giving rise to a transition from a continuous film to separated nanorods with decreasing film thickness. This allowed the investigation of the competition between the uniaxial and biaxial anisotropy of the irradiated sample as a function of thickness. From magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements, we determine accurately the cubic magnetocrystalline anisotropy and the uniaxial anisotropy that originates from the ripple pattern using a coherent rotation model. Our results show that the uniaxial anisotropy strength increases, whereas the contribution of the biaxial crystal anisotropy decreases, when going from the continuous film to the nanorod structures.

  6. Experimental Study Of Precipitation Competition Of Ca(OH)2 And Mg(OH)2 On MSF Desalination Condition

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    Competition study has been carried out by using sea water simulation containing of 142 on deposit ppm of bicarbonate ion, 400 ppm of calcium ion and 1272 ppm of magnesium ion. Experiment was performed by heating sample at temperature 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 C for 30 minutes. Precipitation competition of Ca(OHh and Mg(OHh was analyzed by reduction of calcium and magnesium ion. Experiment data showed information that at the temperature bellow 800oC CaCO3 precipitation was more dominant, meanwhile above than 80oC precipitation Mg(OH)2 was more dominant. This competition occurred because at temperature more than 80oC rate of hydroxyl ion formation and Mg(OH)2 recipitation was greater than CaCO3 precipitation and at temperature bellow 80oC rate of hydrolysis carbonate ion was less than thermal decomposition bicarbonates ion

  7. A culture-based calibration of benthic foraminiferal paleotemperature proxies: δ18O and Mg/Ca results

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    D. C. McCorkle

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Benthic foraminifera were cultured for five months at four temperatures (4, 7, 14 and 21 °C to establish the temperature dependence of foraminiferal δ18O and Mg/Ca. Two Bulimina species (B. aculeata and B. marginata were most successful, adding chambers at all four temperatures and reproducing at 7 and 14 °C. Foraminiferal δ18O values displayed ontogenetic variations, with lower values in younger individuals. The δ18O values of adult specimens decreased with increasing temperature in all but the 4 °C treatment, exhibiting a relationship consistent with previous δ18O paleotemperature calibration studies. Foraminiferal Mg/Ca values, determined by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, were broadly consistent with previous Mg/Ca calibration studies, but extremely high values in the 4 °C treatment and higher than expected values at two of the other three temperatures make it challenging to interpret these results.

  8. Bioactivity of CaO-MgO-SiO2 glass ceramics synthesized using transferred arc plasma (TAP) process

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    Glass ceramic with a nominal composition of 35.6% CaO, 12.8% MgO and 51.6% SiO2 was prepared by transferred arc plasma processing. The in vitro bioactivity of the plasma synthesized CaO-MgO-SiO2 glass ceramic was examined for its biomedical applicability which was evaluated by immersion in simulated body fluid at 36.5 deg. C for several days. The apatite particles were found to be formed on the surface of the glass ceramic and grew with the passage of soaking time. The simulated body fluid test results showed the formation of carbonated hydroxyapatite like layer on the surface of the glass ceramic. The cytocompatibility was evaluated through human fibroblast proliferation. The fibroblasts adhere, spread, and proliferate on the CaO-MgO-SiO2 glass ceramic, and the cell proliferation was more obvious.

  9. Aplicação de métodos quimiométricos na otimização da extração de Ca, Mg, K, Fe, Zn, Cu e Mn em folhas de braquiária

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    Diego M. Souza; Beata E. Madari; Marcelo M. Sena

    2012-01-01

    This work applied a 2² factorial design to the optimization of the extraction of seven elements (calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese) in brachiaria leaves, determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The factors sample mass and digestion type were evaluated at two levels: 200/500 mg, and dry/wet, respectively. Principal component analysis allowed simultaneous discrimination of all the significant effects in one biplot. Wet digestion and mass of 200 mg were ...

  10. Thermal equation of state and stability of (Mg0.06Fe0.94)O

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    Wicks, June K.; Jackson, Jennifer M.; Sturhahn, Wolfgang; Zhuravlev, Kirill K.; Tkachev, Sergey N.; Prakapenka, Vitali B.

    2015-12-01

    We present the pressure-volume-temperature (P-V-T) equation of state of polycrystalline (Mg0.06Fe0.94)O (Mw94) determined from laser-heated X-ray diffraction experiments up to 122 GPa and 2100 K, conditions approaching those of the deep mantle. We conducted two sets of experiments, one with an in situ Fe metal oxygen fugacity buffer and one without such a buffer. The internal pressure markers used in these experiments were B 2 -NaCl and hcp-Fe in the buffered experiment and B 2 -NaCl in the unbuffered experiment. In the sampled P-T range of the high temperature part of this study, only the B 1 structure of Mw94 was observed, indicating that the addition of Mg to FeO stabilizes the B 1 phase with respect to the B 8 phase at these conditions. Both datasets were fit to a Birch-Murnaghan and Mie-Grüneisen-Debye thermal equation of state using a new open-source fitting routine, also presented here. Analysis of these data sets using the same internal pressure marker shows that the P-V-T data of Mw94 obtained in the unbuffered experiment are well explained by the equation of state parameters determined from the buffered data set. We have also compared the thermal equation of state of Mw94 to that of wüstite and conclude that Mw94 has measurably distinct thermoelastic properties compared with those of wüstite. We use the results obtained in the buffered experiment to determine the density and bulk sound velocity of Mw94 at the base of the mantle and compare these values to geophysical observations of ultralow-velocity zones.

  11. Epitaxial growth of ultrathin MgO layers on Fe3O4(0 0 1) films

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    Nordmann, T.; Kuschel, O.; Wollschläger, J.

    2016-09-01

    The initial growth stages of MgO on Fe3O4 films are studied by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and low energy electron diffraction to clarify stoichiometric and structural properties of these layered structures. This bilayer structure is important to fabricate high quality magnetic tunnel junctions based on Fe3O4 electrodes and MgO tunneling barriers. For this purpose, the deposition temperature of MgO has been varied between 100 °C and 250 °C. Initially, MgO grows layer-by-layer on Fe3O4/MgO(0 0 1) forming a wetting layer. Depending on the growth temperature, after growth of a 2-3 nm thick laminar wetting layer, the MgO films finally start to roughen during growth. Thus the growth of MgO on Fe3O4/MgO(0 0 1) is described by a Stranski-Krastanov growth mode. Diffraction experiments show that the magnetite (√{ 2} ×√{ 2})R45° superstructure is removed already during the initial stages of MgO deposition. Furthermore, these experiments show that MgO films are rougher for growth at low deposition temperatures.

  12. Ion microprobe assessment of the heterogeneity of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in Pecten maximus and Mytilus edulis (bivalvia shell calcite precipitated at constant temperature

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    H. Kennedy

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Small-scale heterogeneity of biogenic carbonate elemental composition can be a significant source of error in the accurate use of element/Ca ratios as geochemical proxies. In this study ion microprobe (SIMS profiles showed significant small-scale variability of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in new shell calcite of the marine bivalves P. maximus and Mytilus edulis that was precipitated during a constant-temperature culturing experiment. Elevated Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios were found to be associated with the deposition of elaborate shell features, i.e. a shell surface stria in P. maximus and surface shell disturbance marks in both species, the latter a common occurrence in bivalve shells. In both species the observed small-scale elemental heterogeneity most likely was not controlled by variable transport of ions to the extra-pallial fluid, but by factors such as shell Mg content influencing Sr and Mn heterogeneity, the influence of shell organic content and/or conditions at the shell crystal-solution interface. Invariant Mg/Ca ratios observed in the mid and innermost regions of the P. maximus shell suggests a potential application as a palaeotemperature proxy.

  13. First principles study of the adsorption of MgO molecules on a clean Fe(001) surface

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    Wiśnios, D.; Kiejna, A.; Korecki, J.

    2015-01-01

    The adsorption of MgO molecules on a Fe(001) surface was studied using density functional theory (DFT) and projector augmented wave methods. The energetically most favored configurations for different adsorption sites considered were identified. The most preferable adsorption geometry is when the MgO molecules are parallel to the surface, with Mg in the interstitial site and O in on-top of the Fe atom. During the adsorption of subsequent MgO molecules in this geometry, a sharp, non-oxidized i...

  14. Understanding MgSiO3 Post-Perovskite via NaMgF3 and CaIrO3 Analog Materials

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    Martin, C.; Parise, J. B.

    2006-12-01

    Knowledge of the structure and properties of MgSiO3 post-perovskite (ppv) is paramount in the study of Earth`s D" layer and core-mantle boundary. However, the extreme pressures and temperatures required to stabilize this phase make in-situ characterization difficult. Rietveld refinement of structure models obtained from x-ray and neutron diffraction data of analog materials including NaMgF3 and CaIrO3, the structure model of MgSiO3 ppv, reveal structural changes accompanying the perovskite (pv)/ppv phase transition. Refined models of NaMgF3 pv just before ppv phase transition indicate some inter-octahedral F-F distances rival the average intra-octahedral distance, which may cause instability in the pv structure and drive the transformation to the ppv phase. The dataset suggests it may be possible to predict the pressure of a ppv phase transition in other pv- (or A2X3-) type materials by extrapolating the cation polyhedra volume ratio with pressure. Diffraction data from CaIrO3 indicate significant disparity between axial compression and thermal expansion schemes (Ka > Kc &αa CaIrO3 at high temperature detail structure changes expected of MgSiO3 ppv considering the thermal gradient above Earth`s core-mantle boundary. In sum, this work assists an increasingly comprehensive understanding of the structure and properties expected of MgSiO3 ppv above the core-mantle boundary.

  15. [Seasonal release characteristics of Ca, Mg and Mn of foliar litter of six tree species in subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest].

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    Ma, Zhi-liang; Gao, Shun; Yang, Wan-qin; Wu, Fu-zhong

    2015-10-01

    Seasonal release dynamics of Ca, Mg and Mn during decomposition of foliar litter of Pinus massoniana, Cryptomeria fortunei, Cunninghamia lanceolata, Cinnamomum camphora, Toona ciliate, and Quercus acutissima were investigated in subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest employing the method of litterbag. After one-year decomposition, the release rates of Ca, Mg and Mn in foliar litter of the studied tree species ranged from -13.8% to 92.3%, from 4.0% to 64.8%, and from 41.6% to 81.1%, respectively. Ca dynamics in foliar litter of P. massoniana, C. camphora exhibited the pattern of accumulating early and releasing later, while that of the other four tree species showed direct release. Similarly, the dynamics of Mg released from foliar litter of C. camphora showed the pattern of accumulating early and then releasing, while that of the other five tree species exhibited continuous release. Meanwhile, the dynamics of Mn released from foliar litter of C. fortunei and T. ciliate exhibited early accumulation, and subsequent release, while that of the other four tree species showed continuous release. The releases of Ca, Mg and Mn in foliar litter were greatly influenced by seasonal rainfall, and varied with tree species. Furthermore, the rates and amounts of Ca, Mg and Mn released from foliar litter were higher in rainy season than in dry season. In conclusion, the initial nutrient concentrations and precipitation were two key factors influencing the release dynamics of Ca, Mg and Mn during decomposition of foliar litter in the subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest. PMID:26995897

  16. Stimulatory effects of the degradation products from Mg-Ca-Sr alloy on the osteogenesis through regulating ERK signaling pathway

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    Li, Mei; He, Peng; Wu, Yuanhao; Zhang, Yu; Xia, Hong; Zheng, Yufeng; Han, Yong

    2016-01-01

    The influence of Mg-1Ca-xwt.% Sr (x = 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0) alloys on the osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of pre-osteoblast MC3T3-E1 were studied through typical differentiation markers, such as intracellular alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, extracellular collagen secretion and calcium nodule formation. It was shown that Mg-1Ca alloys with different content of Sr promoted cell viability and enhanced the differentiation and mineralization levels of osteoblasts, and Mg-1Ca-2.0Sr alloy had the most remarkable and significant effect among all. To further investigate the underlying mechanisms, RT-PCR and Western Blotting assays were taken to analyze the mRNA expression level of osteogenesis-related genes and intracellular signaling pathways involved in osteogenesis, respectively. RT-PCR results showed that Mg-1Ca-2.0Sr alloy significantly up-regulated the expressions of the transcription factors of Runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) and Osterix (OSX), Integrin subunits, as well as alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Bone sialoprotein (BSP), Collagen I (COL I), Osteocalcin (OCN) and Osteopontin (OPN). Western Blotting results suggested that Mg-1Ca-2.0Sr alloy rapidly induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation but showed no obvious effects on c-Jun N terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 kinase of MAPK. Taken together, our results demonstrated that Mg-1Ca-2.0Sr alloy had excellent biocompatibility and osteogenesis via the ERK pathway and is expected to be promising as orthopedic implants and bone repair materials. PMID:27580744

  17. Measurements of low photon doses using LiF:Mg,Cu,P and CaF{sub 2}:Cu dosimeters

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    Prokert, K. [Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany). Inst. of Radiation Protection Physics; Mann, G. [Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany). Inst. of Radiation Protection Physics

    1997-03-01

    The new thermoluminophors LiF:Mg, Cu, P and CaF{sub 2}:Cu in form of pellets exhibit a significantly higher TL-response than the well-known dosimeters of the types TLD-100 (LiF:Mg, Ti), TLD-400 (CaF{sub 2}:Mn), TLD-900 (CaSO{sub 4}:Dy), etc. Furthermore, the thermoluminophor LiF:Mg, Cu, P shows besides its high sensitivity a good tissue equivalence and therefore, only a small variation of the dose response with the photon energy. The lower limits of detection of these new materials are about 5 {mu}Gy and 0.2 {mu}Gy resp. Therefore, short term measurements of absorbed dose can be realised in radiation fields at very low dose rates (environmental radiation, scattering radiation at medical equipment`s etc.) with an accuracy of {+-}10%. In the field of environmental monitoring the period of exposure can be limited to about 10 days. Using CaF{sub 2}:Cu detectors an exposure of 24 hours is sufficient for dose measurements with lower accuracy. The reusability of CaF{sub 2}:Cu pellets is guaranteed without loss of sensitivity independently of the application of different reading and annealing procedures. In the case of LiF:Mg, Cu, P detectors special procedures are needed in order to keep constant TL-properties. The results of dose measurements at low dose levels in different radiation fields demonstrate the advantages of these detector types. (orig.)

  18. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Ta/Co2FeAl/MgO multilayers

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    Gabor, M. S.; Petrisor, T.; Tiusan, C.; Petrisor, T.

    2013-08-01

    In this paper, we demonstrate the stabilization of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in Ta/Co2FeAl/MgO multilayers sputtered on thermally oxidized Si(100) substrates. The magnetic analysis points out that these films show significant interfacial anisotropy even in the as-deposited state, KS=0.67 erg/cm2, enough to provide PMA for the as-deposited films with thicknesses below 1.5 nm. Moreover, the interfacial anisotropy is enhanced by thermal annealing up to 300 °C. The presence of a magnetic dead layer, whose thickness increases with annealing temperature, was also identified.

  19. Mechanical alloying in Fe2O3-MO (M: Zn, Ni, Cu, Mg) systems

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    Jiang, Jianzhong; Gerward, Leif; Mørup, Steen

    1999-01-01

    Mechanical alloying processes in four Fe2O3MO (M: Zn, Ni, Cu, Mg) systems by high-energy ball milling from simple oxide powder mixtures in both open and closed tungsten carbide containers have been investigated by x-ray powder diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy. Mechanisms for the formation of......-energy ball milling under the conditions used here. The dominant alloying mechanism depends on the interdiffusion at relatively low temperatures. The experimental results may also be explained by the crystal structures of the reactants and the ferrites....

  20. Pile oscillator measurements of thermal absorption cross sections of Al, Mg, Fe and Cu

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    The phase oscillation technique used at ZOE has the property of reducing of a marked factor the effect of neutron scattering by the sample. The absorption cross sections of poorly absorbing and highly scattering materials have been measured; for neutrons of 2,200 m/s, the following values are obtained: 229 ± 3 mb for Al; 64.2 ± 1.5 mb for Mg, 2.53 ± 0.03 b for Fe and 3.74 ± 0.04 b for Cu. (authors)

  1. Spin diode based on Fe/MgO double tunnel junction.

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    Iovan, A; Andersson, S; Naidyuk, Yu G; Vedyaev, A; Dieny, B; Korenivski, V

    2008-03-01

    We demonstrate a spin diode consisting of a semiconductor-free nanoscale Fe/MgO-based double tunnel junction. The device exhibits a near perfect spin-valve effect combined with a strong diode effect. The mechanism consistent with our data is resonant tunneling through discrete states in the middle ferromagnetic layer sandwiched by tunnel barriers of different spin-dependent transparency. The observed magnetoresistance is a record high>1000%, essentially making the structure an on/off spin switch. This, combined with the strong diode effect, approximately 100, demonstrates a new device principle, promising for memory and reprogrammable logic applications. PMID:18284216

  2. Spin Diode Based on Fe/MgO Double Tunnel Junction

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    Iovan, A.; Andersson, S; Naidyuk, Yu. G.; Vedyaev, A.; Dieny, B.; Korenivski, V.

    2007-01-01

    We demonstrate a spin diode consisting of a semiconductor free nano-scale Fe/MgO-based double tunnel junction. The device exhibits a near perfect spin-valve effect combined with a strong diode effect. The mechanism consistent with our data is resonant tunneling through discrete states in the middle ferromagnetic layer sandwiched by tunnel barriers of different spin-dependent transparency. The observed magneto-resistance is record high, ~4000%, essentially making the structure an on/off spin-s...

  3. A Novel MgO-CaO-SiO2 System for Fabricating Bone Scaffolds with Improved Overall Performance

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Although forsterite (Mg2SiO4 possesses good biocompatibility and suitable mechanical properties, the insufficient bioactivity and degradability hinders its further application. In this study, a novel MgO-CaO-SiO2 system was developed by adding wollastonite (CaSiO3 into Mg2SiO4 to fabricate bone scaffolds via selective laser sintering (SLS. The apatite-forming ability and degradability of the scaffolds were enhanced because the degradation of CaSiO3 could form silanol groups, which could offer nucleation sites for apatite. Meanwhile, the mechanical properties of the scaffolds grew with increasing CaSiO3 to 20 wt %. It was explained that the liquid phase of CaSiO3 promoted the densification during sintering due to its low melting point. With the further increase in CaSiO3, the mechanical properties decreased due to the formation of the continuous filling phase. Furthermore, the scaffolds possessed a well-interconnected porous structure and exhibited an ability to support cell adhesion and proliferation.

  4. Heat generation ability in AC magnetic field of nano MgFe2O4-based ferrite powder prepared by bead milling

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    Hirazawa, Hideyuki; Aono, Hiromichi; Naohara, Takashi; Maehara, Tsunehiro; Sato, Mitsunori; Watanabe, Yuji

    2011-03-01

    Nanosized MgFe2O4-based ferrite powder having heat generation ability in an AC magnetic field was prepared by bead milling and studied for thermal coagulation therapy applications. The crystal size and the particle size significantly decreased by bead milling. The heat generation ability in an AC magnetic field improved with the milling time, i.e. a decrease in crystal size. However, the heat generation ability decreased for excessively milled samples with crystal sizes of less than 5.5 nm. The highest heat ability (ΔT=34 °C) in the AC magnetic field (370 kHz, 1.77 kA/m) was obtained for fine MgFe2O4 powder having a ca. 6 nm crystal size (the samples were milled for 6-8 h using 0.1 mm ϕ beads). The heat generation of the samples was closely related to hysteresis loss, a B-H magnetic property. The reason for the high heat generation properties of the samples milled for 6-8 h using 0.1 mm ϕ beads was ascribed to the increase in hysteresis loss by the formation of a single domain. Moreover, the improvement in heating ability was obtained by calcination of the bead-milled sample at low temperature. In this case, the maximum heat generation (ΔT=41 °C) ability was obtained for a ca. 11 nm crystal size sample was prepared by crystal growth during the sample calcination. On the other hand, the ΔT value for Mg0.5Ca0.5Fe2O4 was synthesized using a reverse precipitation method decreased by bead milling.

  5. Determination of Gibbs Free Energy of Formation from Elements for Ca4Fe9O17 by Solid-state Galvanic Cell

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    Li, Hui-Yu; Guo, Xing-Min

    2015-02-01

    Aiming to fill the thermodynamic blank in CaO-FeO-Fe2O3 system, the determination of the Gibbs free energy of formation from elements for ternary Ca4Fe9O17 was carried out using a solid-state galvanic cell with air and calcium zirconate material, respectively, as the reference electrode and electrolyte. The ternary system Ca2Fe2O5-CaFe2O4-Ca4Fe9O17 was selected as the measuring electrode and its equilibrium was confirmed. The essential thermodynamic data of Ca2Fe2O5 and CaFe2O4 were cited from the reassessed data from a previous investigation. The reversible electromotive forces of the cell were determined from 1273 K to 1473 K (1000 °C to 1200 °C). The Gibbs free energy of formation from elements for Ca4Fe9O17 was derived and given by: The increment of enthalpy and entropy of formation from elements for Ca4Fe9O17 at 298 K (25 °C) are calculated to be and . The Ellingham diagram was developed in temperature range 1273 K to 1473 K (1000 °C to 1200 °C). The oxygen potential of Ca4Fe9O17 was found to be slightly higher than CaFe2O4 and much higher than Ca2Fe2O5.

  6. A density functional study of the high-pressure chemistry of MSiN2(M = Be,Mg, Ca)

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    Römer, Rebecca; Kroll, Peter; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2009-01-01

    Normal pressure modifications and tentative high-pressure phases of the nitridosilicates MSiN2 with M = Be, Mg, or Ca have been thoroughly studied by density functional methods. At ambient pressure, BeSiN2 and MgSiN2 exhibit an ordered wurtzite variant derived from idealized filled β-cristobalite by a C1-type distortion. At ambient pressure, the structure of CaSiN2 can also be derived from idealized filled β-cristobalite by a different type of distortion (D1-type). Energy–volume calculations...

  7. Total soil electrical conductivity and critical soil K+ to Ca2+ and Mg2+ ratio for potato crops

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    Reis Jr. Roberto Anjos; Fontes Paulo Cezar Rezende; Neves Júlio Cesar Lima; Santos Nerilson Terra

    1999-01-01

    Soil K+ to Ca2+ and Mg2+ ratio as well as the total salinity were evaluated in response to potassium fertilizer application onto potato. Potassium was applied at six different rates (0, 60, 120, 240, 480 and 960 kg ha-1 of K2O), as K2SO4, and was placed during planting time in the furrow. Soil from the 0-200 mm layer was collected in the furrow, 20 and 48 days after plant emergence (DAE) to evaluate soil pH, K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ contents and the total electrical conductivity (EC). A factorial de...

  8. Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ca, Mg, Zr substituted gadolinium gallium garnet crystals doped with chromium and neodymium

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    Light Raman spectra, spectroscopic and generation charateristics of (Ca, Mg, Zr):(Cr, Nd) crystals of gadolinium-gallium garnet-base (GGG) solid solutions are studied to investigate possibilities of these crystals application as materials for laser active elements. The results presented allow one to expect generation parameters in GGG (Ca, Mg, Zr):(Cr, Nd) crystals, which would be no worse than GSGG-Cr-Nd crystal parameters and a lower temperature of their synthesis (∼ 1700 deg C) may give certain advantages when producing these crystals as compared to more high-temperature IAG and GSGG ones

  9. Ion microprobe assessment of the heterogeneity of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in Pecten maximus and Mytilus edulis (bivalvia shell calcite precipitated at constant temperature

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    P. S. Freitas

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Small-scale heterogeneity of biogenic carbonate elemental composition can be a significant source of error in the accurate use of element/Ca ratios as geochemical proxies. In this study ion microprobe (SIMS profiles showed significant small-scale variability of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in new shell calcite of the marine bivalves Pecten maximus and Mytilus edulis that was precipitated during a constant-temperature culturing experiment. Elevated Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios were found to be associated with the deposition of elaborate shell features, i.e. a shell surface stria in P. maximus and surface shell disturbance marks in both species, the latter a common occurrence in bivalve shells. In both species the observed small-scale elemental heterogeneity most likely was not controlled by variable transport of ions to the extra-pallial fluid, but by factors such as the influence of shell organic content and/or crystal size and orientation, the latter reflecting conditions at the shell crystal-solution interface. In the mid and innermost regions of the P. maximus shell the lack of significant small-scale variation of Mg/Ca ratios, which is consistent with growth at constant temperature, suggest a potential application as a palaeotemperature proxy. Cross-growth band element/Ca ratio profiles in the interior of bivalve shells may provide more promising palaeo-environmental tools than sampling from the outer region of bivalve shells.

  10. Ion microprobe assessment of the heterogeneity of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in Pecten maximus and Mytilus edulis (bivalvia) shell calcite precipitated at constant temperature

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    Freitas, P. S.; Clarke, L. J.; Kennedy, H.; Richardson, C. A.

    2009-07-01

    Small-scale heterogeneity of biogenic carbonate elemental composition can be a significant source of error in the accurate use of element/Ca ratios as geochemical proxies. In this study ion microprobe (SIMS) profiles showed significant small-scale variability of Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios in new shell calcite of the marine bivalves Pecten maximus and Mytilus edulis that was precipitated during a constant-temperature culturing experiment. Elevated Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios were found to be associated with the deposition of elaborate shell features, i.e. a shell surface stria in P. maximus and surface shell disturbance marks in both species, the latter a common occurrence in bivalve shells. In both species the observed small-scale elemental heterogeneity most likely was not controlled by variable transport of ions to the extra-pallial fluid, but by factors such as the influence of shell organic content and/or crystal size and orientation, the latter reflecting conditions at the shell crystal-solution interface. In the mid and innermost regions of the P. maximus shell the lack of significant small-scale variation of Mg/Ca ratios, which is consistent with growth at constant temperature, suggest a potential application as a palaeotemperature proxy. Cross-growth band element/Ca ratio profiles in the interior of bivalve shells may provide more promising palaeo-environmental tools than sampling from the outer region of bivalve shells.

  11. Stripes and antiphase boundaries in CaFe2O4

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    Stock, Chris; Rodriguez, Efrain; Green, Mark; Lee, Nara; Cheong, S.-W.

    2015-03-01

    We report on the magnetic structure and spin dynamics in CaFe2O4 based upon an orthorhombic structure. The magnetic structure consists of two competing magnetic phases based upon stripes of S =5/2 Fe3+ ions. The magnetic dynamics illustrate that the coupling is primarily two dimensional. On application of a magnetic field, antiphase magnetic boundaries can be introduced into the lattice and frozen in at low temperatures. We investigate the structure and dynamics of these domains using polarized and unpolarized neutron scattering and discuss how the triangular geometry allow these localized defects to be energetically favorable. Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Royal Society, and EPSRC.

  12. Mössbauer and XRD study of intercalated CaFe-layered double hydroxides

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    Sipiczki, Mónika; Kuzmann, Ernő; Pálinkó, István; Homonnay, Zoltán; Sipos, Pál; Kukovecz, Ákos; Kónya, Zoltán

    2014-04-01

    N-containing fully saturated (L-prolinate) or aromatic (indole-2-carboxylate) heterocyclic anions were immobilised in CaFe-layered double hydroxide with the dehydration-rehydration method from aqueous ethanol or acetone. The structure of the resulting organic-inorganic hybrids was characterised mainly with powder X-ray diffraction and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, and as supplementary analysis scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy with elemental mapping and molecular modelling were also applied. It was found that the solvent mixture used for the synthesis caused enormous difference in the interlayer spacings of the obtained inorganic-organic hybrids.

  13. The antiferromagnetic insulator Ca3FeRhO6: characterization and electronic structure calculations

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    Eyert, V.; Schwingenschloegl, U.; Fresard, R.; Maignan, A.; Martin, C.; Nguyen, N.; Hackenberger, C.; Kopp, T.

    2006-01-01

    We investigate the antiferromagnetic insulating nature of Ca3FeRhO6 both experimentally and theoretically. Susceptibility measurements reveal a Neel temperature T_N = 20 K, and a magnetic moment of 5.3 muB/f. u., while Moessbauer spectroscopy strongly suggests that the Fe ions, located in trigonal prismatic sites, are in a 3+ high spin state. Transport measurements display a simple Arrhenius law, with an activation energy of 0.2 eV. The experimental results are interpreted with LSDA band stru...

  14. Variation of Ca, Sr, Ba and Mg in the Otolith of Mudskipper in West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

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    A.S. Sarimin; M.A. Ghaffar; C.A.R. Mohamed

    2009-01-01

    A study on elemental composition in the otolith of giant mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri, was done from June to October 2003. Specimens were obtained from the mangrove areas of Kuala Selangor, Sepang and Melaka in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 70 sagitta otoliths were analyzed to detect variation of Sr, Ba and Mg, replacing the natural chemical composition of the otolith, which is the calcium carbonate (CaCO3). The average ratio of Sr:Ca was 0.11x10-4, Ba:Ca...

  15. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanosized MgFe2O4 Powders by Hydrothermal Method%MgFe2O4纳米粉体的水热合成及其表征

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    黄玉洁; 王军; 陈乾旺

    2005-01-01

    MgFe2O4 nanoparticles were hydrothermally synthesized at 150 ℃ using iron nitrate [Fe(NO3)3·9H2O],the reaction conditions. The influences of several factors such as presence or absence of Na+, molar ratio of Fe3+ /Mg2+, concentration of mental ions, temperature and reaction time on resultant products were investigated in the hydrothermal process. The sample was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and its magnetic properties were measured using vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM).

  16. Reaction rim growth in the systems MgO-SiO2 and CaO-MgO-SiO2: Diffusion pathways and the effect of water

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    Joachim, Bastian

    2011-01-01

    Metamorphe Koronen sind ein typisches Merkmal metamorpher Gesteine. Das Saumwachstum wird von zahlreichen Parametern wie Druck, Temperatur, der Zeit, der chemischen Zusammensetzung und der Anwesenheit von Fluiden beeinflusst. Anhand von Laborexperimenten lassen sich Transportmechanismen, Reaktionsraten und Komponentenmobilitäten in Reaktionssäumen als Funktion dieser Parameter bestimmen. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, Komponentenmobilitäten im ternären System CaO-MgO-SiO2 zu bestimmen und anh...

  17. Phonons of Fe-based superconductor Ca10Pt4As8(Fe1−xPtxAs)10

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    We report the results of inelastic neutron scattering measurements on particular phonons of a superconducting (SC) Ca10Pt4As8(Fe1−xPtxAs)10 with the onset transition temperature T c ∼ 33 K to investigate mainly what roles orbital fluctuation plays in Cooper pairing, where we observed a slight softening of the in-plane transverse acoustic mode corresponding to the elastic constant C 66. This softening starts at temperature T well above the SC T c, as T decreases. An anomalously strong change of the scattering intensity of in-plane optical modes was observed at the M point of the pseudo tetragonal reciprocal space in the range of 35  <  ω  <  40 meV with decreasing T from far above T c. Because this ω region mainly corresponds to the motion of Fe and As atoms in the FeAs planes, the finding presents information on the coupling between the orbital fluctuation of Fe 3d electrons and the lattice system, useful for studying the possible roles of orbital fluctuation in the pairing mechanism and/or the appearance of the so-called nematic phase. (paper)

  18. Phonons of Fe-based superconductor Ca10Pt4As8(Fe1-x Pt x As)10.

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    Ikeuchi, K; Kobayashi, Y; Suzuki, K; Itoh, M; Kajimoto, R; Bourges, P; Christianson, A D; Nakamura, H; Machida, M; Sato, M

    2015-11-25

    We report the results of inelastic neutron scattering measurements on particular phonons of a superconducting (SC) Ca10Pt4As8(Fe1-x Pt x As)10 with the onset transition temperature T c ~ 33 K to investigate mainly what roles orbital fluctuation plays in Cooper pairing, where we observed a slight softening of the in-plane transverse acoustic mode corresponding to the elastic constant C 66. This softening starts at temperature T well above the SC T c, as T decreases. An anomalously strong change of the scattering intensity of in-plane optical modes was observed at the M point of the pseudo tetragonal reciprocal space in the range of 35  <  ω  <  40 meV with decreasing T from far above T c. Because this ω region mainly corresponds to the motion of Fe and As atoms in the FeAs planes, the finding presents information on the coupling between the orbital fluctuation of Fe 3d electrons and the lattice system, useful for studying the possible roles of orbital fluctuation in the pairing mechanism and/or the appearance of the so-called nematic phase. PMID:26510184

  19. Density functional theory study of hydrogenation mechanism in Fe-doped Mg(0 0 0 1) surface

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    Using density functional theory (DFT) in combination with nudged elastic band (NEB) method, the dissociative chemisorptions and diffusion processes of hydrogen on both pure and Fe-doped Mg(0 0 0 1) surfaces are studied. Firstly, the dissociation pathway of H2 and the relative barrier were investigated. The calculated dissociation barrier (1.08 eV) of hydrogen molecule on a pure Mg(0 0 0 1) surface is in good agreement with comparable experimental and theoretical studies. For the Fe-doped Mg(0 0 0 1) surface, the activated barrier decreases to 0.101 eV due to the strong interaction between the s orbital of H and the d orbital of Fe. Then, the diffusion processes of atomic hydrogen on pure and Fe-doped Mg(0 0 0 1) are presented. The obtained diffusion barrier to the first subsurface is 0.45 eV and 0.98 eV, respectively. Finally, Chou method was used to investigate the hydrogen sorption kinetic mechanism of pure MgH2 and Mg mixed with 5 at.% Fe atoms composites. The obtained activation energies are 0.87 ± 0.02 and 0.31 ± 0.01 eV for H2 dissociation on the pure surface and H atom diffusion in Fe-doped Mg surfaces, respectively. It suggests that the rate-controlling step is dissociation of H2 on the pure Mg surface while it is diffusion of H atom in the Fe-doped Mg surface. And both of fitting data are matching well with our calculation results.

  20. Ca-Mg inter-diffusion in synthetic polycrystalline dolomite-calcite aggregate at elevated temperatures and pressure

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    Huang, Wuu-Liang; Liu, Teh-Ching; Shen, Pouyan; Hsu, Allen

    2009-03-01

    This study measures the reaction rate of dolomite and aragonite (calcite) into Mg-calcite at 800, 850, and 900°C and 1.6 GPa. The dry synthetic dolomite-aragonite aggregate transformed very rapidly into dolomite-calcite polycrystalline aggregate while Mg-calcites formed at a relatively slow rate, becoming progressively richer in Mg with run time. We modeled the reaction progress semi-empirically by the first-order rate law. The temperature dependence of the overall transport rate of MgCO3 into calcite can be described by the kinetic parameters ( E = 231.7 kJ/mol and A o = 22.69 h-1). Extrapolation using the Arrhenius equation to the conditions during exhumation of UHPM rocks indicates that the reaction of dolomite with aragonite into Mg-saturated calcite can be completed as the P-T path enters the Mg-calcite stability field in a geologically short time period (340°C and >10 My). SEM-EDS analysis of individual calcite grains shows compositional gradients of Mg in the calcite grains. The Mg-Ca inter-diffusion coefficient at 850°C is around 1.68 × 10-14 m2/sec if diffusion is the major control of the reaction. The calculated closure temperatures for Ca-Mg inter-diffusion as a function of cooling rate and grain size reveal that Ca/Mg resetting in calcite in a dry polycrystalline carbonate aggregate (with grain size around 1 mm) may not occur at temperatures below 480°C at a geological cooling rate around 10°C/My, unless other processes, such as short-circuit interdiffusion along grain boundaries and dislocations, are involved.

  1. The kinetics of Fe and Ca for the development of radiation-induced apoptosis by micro-PIXE imaging

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    To study the interactions between the induction of radiation-induced apoptosis and trace elements kinetics, human leukemia cells were irradiated in vitro by 60Co γ rays, after which the cells were evaluated for the detection of apoptosis and trace element (Fe and Ca) imaging by micro-PIXE camera was carried out. In the early phase of apoptosis, high accumulation of Fe was observed in the cytosol. In the mid to end phase, the Fe accumulation was diminished; instead, Ca accumulated in the nucleus. The releasing of cytochrome-C agreed with the Fe accumulation. The caspase-3 and -8 activity agreed with the nuclear Ca accumulation in nucleus. There appear to be two steps for the development of apoptosis: (1) the signaling from cytosol to nucleus by cytochrome-C represented by Fe and (2) the degeneration of the nucleus by caspase represented by the nuclear Ca accumulation

  2. Synthesis of stoichiometric Ca2Fe2O5 nanoparticles by high-energy ball milling and thermal annealing

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    Amorim, B. F.; Morales, M. A.; Bohn, F.; Carriço, A. S.; de Medeiros, S. N.; Dantas, A. L.

    2016-05-01

    We report the synthesis of Ca2Fe2O5 nanoparticles by high-energy ball milling and thermal annealing from α-Fe2O3 and CaCO3. Magnetization measurements, Mössbauer and X-ray spectra reveal that annealing at high temperatures leads to better quality samples. Our results indicate nanoparticles produced by 10 h high-energy ball milling and thermal annealing for 2 h at 1100 °C achieve improved stoichiometry and the full weak ferromagnetic signal of Ca2Fe2O5. Samples annealed at lower temperatures show departure from stoichiometry, with a higher occupancy of Fe3+ in octahedral sites, and a reduced magnetization. Thermal relaxation for temperatures in the 700-1100 °C range is well represented by a Néel model, assuming a random orientation of the weak ferromagnetic moment of the Ca2Fe2O5 nanoparticles.

  3. Evaluation of foraminiferal trace element cleaning protocols on the Mg/Ca of marine ostracod genus Krithe

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    Gray, W.; Holmes, J.; Shevenell, A.

    2014-01-01

    The Mg/Ca of calcite from the marine ostracod genus Krithe may be an important tool for reconstructing past changes in oceanic bottom water temperature (150–4000 m water depth). Rigorous cleaning procedures, routinely used to remove clays, organic matter and Fe–Mn oxyhydroxide coatings in trace element studies of foraminifera, are not regularly applied to marine ostracods despite the potential for Mg contamination. Here we apply standard oxidative and reductive foraminiferal cleaning procedur...

  4. Electronic properties of Fe, Co, and Mn ultrathin films at the interface with MgO(001)

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    We have studied the electronic and magnetic properties of Co, Fe, and Mn(001) epitaxial monolayers in contact with a single-crystalline MgO(001) tunnelling barrier using x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements. The XPS and XAS analysis clearly demonstrate the weak hybridization between the MgO barrier and Fe or Co. On the contrary, a net oxidization of the Mn layer in contact with the MgO layer was observed. The magnetic properties were characterized by probing the XMCD signal of a unique atomic plane of transition metal in contact with MgO. The Co and Fe ferromagnetic behavior were observed to be enhanced at the metal and oxide interface. Finally, no average magnetization was detected at the Mn/MgO interface, which was assumed to come from the Mn oxidization

  5. Defect structure and optical fixing holographic storage of Mg:Mn:Fe:LiNbO3 crystals

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    Mg:Mn:Fe:LiNbO3 crystals were grown by the Czochralski method. The defect structure was analyzed by UV-vis spectra and IR spectra. The holographic storage of Mg:Mn:Fe:LiNbO3 crystals was measured by the two color fixed method. The results show that with the increase of MgO doping concentration, the writing time becomes shorter, the dynamic range decreases, photorefractive sensitivity increases and fixing diffraction efficiency decreases. When the MgO doping concentration exceeds 4.5 mol%, the fixing diffraction efficiency approaches zero. The effect of doping Mg ions on the holographic storage properties of Mn:Fe:LiNbO3 crystals is discussed. (copyright 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  6. The role of various boron precursor on superconducting properties of MgB2/Fe

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    Safran, S.; Kılıçarslan, E.; Kılıç, A.; Gencer, A.

    2014-09-01

    The superconducting properties of Fe sheathed MgB2 wire has been studied as a function of precursor B powder particle size. The in situ processed MgB2 samples were prepared by means of conventional solid state reaction method with magnesium powder (99.8%, 325 mesh) and three different types of amorphous boron powders (purity; 98.8%, >95% and 91.9%) from two sources, Pavezyum (Turkish supplier) and Sigma Aldrich. The particle sizes of Turkish boron precursor powder were selected between 300 and 800 nm. The structural and magnetic properties of the prepared samples were investigated by means of the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and ac susceptibility measurements. The XRD patterns showed that the diffraction peaks for our samples belong to the main phase of the MgB2 diffraction patterns. The highest critical temperature, Tc = 38.4 K was measured for the MgB2 sample which was fabricated by using the 98.8% B. The critical current density of this sample was extracted from the magnetization measurements and Jc = 5.4 × 105 A cm-2 at 5 K and B = 2 T. We found that the sample made by using the 98.8% boron showed almost 2 times higher Jc than that of obtained from 91.9% B powder.

  7. Microstructure and Fatigue Behavior of Friction Stir-welded Noncombustive Mg-9Al-Zn-Ca Magnesium Alloy

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    Zhou, L.; Li, Z. Y.; Nakata, K.; Feng, J. C.; Huang, Y. X.; Liao, J. S.

    2016-06-01

    Microstructure and fatigue behavior of friction stir-welded noncombustive Mg-9Al-Zn-Ca magnesium alloy were investigated. The as-received hot-extruded material consisted of equiaxed α-Mg grains with β-Mg17Al12 and Al2Ca compounds distributed along the grain boundaries. Friction stir welding produced much refined α-Mg grains accompanied by the dissolution of the eutectic β-Mg17Al12 phase, while Al2Ca phase was dispersed homogenously into the Mg matrix. Friction stir welding produced slightly increased hardness and tensile strength in the defect-free welds compared with the base material due to microstructural refinement and uniform distribution of intermetallic compounds. The load-controlled uniaxial tensile high-cycle fatigue tests indicated that fatigue strength of 90 MPa was obtained for the friction stir-welded joint with fatigue crack initiated basically near the specimen's surface and at the retreating side of the joint. Crack propagation was characterized by cleavage and fatigue striations.

  8. Adjustment of the ratio of Ca/P in the ceramic coating on Mg alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation

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    The ceramic coatings containing Ca and P were prepared on AZ91D Mg alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation technique in NaOH system and Na2SiO3 system, respectively. The phase composition, morphology and the element distribution of the coatings was studied by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The corrosion resistance of the coatings was examined by polarizing curve methods in a 0.9% NaCl solution. In NaOH system, there were a large number of micro-holes distributing evenly on the surface of the coating, and the coating was mainly composed of Mg, Al, P and Ca. In Na2SiO3 system, the micro-holes in the coatings were reduced greatly in number and the distribution of the micro-holes was uneven, and the coating was mainly composed of Mg, Al, Si, P and Ca. The ratio of Ca/P in the coating can be controlled by the adjustment of the technique parameters to a certain extent. The adjustment of the concentration of Ca2+ in the electrolyte was an effective method to change the ratio of Ca/P in the coating in both systems; the reaction time and the working voltage for the adjustment of the ratio of Ca/P in the coating was more suitable for the NaSi2O3 system than the NaOH system. The polarizing curve tests showed the coatings improved the corrosion resistance of the AZ91D Mg alloy in 0.9% NaCl solution by nearly two orders of magnitude.

  9. The Ca, Cl, Mg, Na, and P mass fractions in benign and malignant giant cell tumors of bone investigated by neutron activation analysis

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    The Ca, Cl, Mg, Na, and P content and Ca/P, Ca/Mg, Ca/Na, Cl/Ca, and Cl/Na ratios in samples of intact bone, benign and malignant giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone were investigated by neutron activation analysis with high resolution spectrometry of short-lived radionuclides. It was found that in GCT tissue the mass fractions of Cl and Na are higher and the mass fraction of Ca and P are lower than in normal bone tissues. Moreover, it was shown that higher Cl/Na mass fraction ratios as well as lower Ca/Cl, Ca/Mg, and Ca/Na mass fraction ratios are typical of the GCT tissue compared to intact bone. Finally, we propose to use the estimation of such parameters as the Cl mass fraction and the Ca/Cl mass fraction ratio as an additional test for differential diagnosis between benign and malignant GCT. (author)

  10. Hydrogen sorption properties of Mg-20wt.%Fe 23 Y8 composite prepared by reactive mechanical alloying

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    LI Zhinian; LIU Xiaopeng; HUANG Zuo; JIANG Lijun; WANG Shumao

    2006-01-01

    Mg-20wt.% Fe23Y8 composite was successfully prepared by reactive mechanical alloying (RMA). X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement shows that the main phases of composite are MgH2 and Mg2FeH6. The composite exhibits excellent hydrogen abs/desorption properties and can absorb 4.36wt.% and 5.72wt.% hydrogen at 473 and 573 K in 10 min under 3.0 Mpa hydrogen pressure, respectively. The composite can desorb 5.27wt.% hydrogen at 573 K in 30 min under 0.02 Mpa hydrogen pressure. Compared with the pure MgH2, the hydrogen desorption temperature of Mg-20wt.% Fe23Y8 composite is decreased about 40 ℃. It is supposed that both the catalyst effect of Fe-Y distributed in Mg substrate and the crystal defects play the main role in improving hydrogen sorption properties of Mg-20wt.% Fe23Y8 composite.

  11. The Content of Mg, K and Ca Ions in Vine Leaf under Foliar Application of Magnesium on Calcareous Soils

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Chlorosis frequently occurs in vine production on calcareous soils, which is usually attributed to high calcium concentrations in soil. If symptoms appear on older leaves, it is taken that chlorosis is caused by a deficit of Mg2+ ions. A method of preventing chlorosis is foliar application of magnesium; however, uncontrolled application can lead to imbalance with potassium and calcium ions. The research objective was to find out whether foliar application of magnesium could solve the problem of chlorosis, and whether magnesium affects ion interactions with potassium and calcium. The fertilizing trial was set up in vineyards, on anthropogenized rigosols, with different contents of available lime in soil (< 20, 25 and 30 % CaO. Fertilizer was applied three times during the growing period, in a total amount of 2500 g Mg/ha. According to the results, foliar application of magnesium can solve the problem of chlorosis only on soils with a lower lime content (< 20 % CaO. Magnesium concentrations in dry leaf ranged from 0.25 % (beginning of growing period to 0.64 % (post harvest, which is in agreement with literature data. On soils with a high lime content, negative correlation was determined between Mg and K ions in the leaf (r = -0.78. Although correlation between Mg and Ca in plant was positive (r = +0.61 to +0.90 during whole grape vine vegetative period, determined high ratios between Ca and Mg, especially during summer (12.4, indicated that Ca was dominant ion in plant disturbing K and Mg physiological roles.

  12. CaFe2As2 Under In-Plane Uniaxial Pressure

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    Frampton, Miles; Zieve, Rena; Dioguardi, Adam

    2014-03-01

    Many unconventional superconductors have a planar crystal structure, with a resulting two-dimensional character that favors superconductivity. They tend to have anisotropic behavior and can be very sensitive to uniaxial pressure. Since these materials often grow preferentially as platelets perpendicular to the crystalline c axis, applying in-plane pressure is challenging. We present a new setup for studying thin samples under uniaxial pressure and our results on CaFe2As2. CaFe2As2 undergoes a magnetic transition simultaneously with a tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural transition. In-plane uniaxial pressure detwins the orthorhombic phase and accentuates the difference between the axes. We find a significant change in Ts as well as anisotropy of the in-plane resistivity that increases with pressure.

  13. Fermi-Surface Reconstruction and Complex Phase Equilibria in CaFe2As2

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    Gofryk, K.; Saparov, B.; Durakiewicz, T.; Chikina, A.; Danzenbächer, S.; Vyalikh, D. V.; Graf, M. J.; Sefat, A. S.

    2014-05-01

    Fermi-surface topology governs the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity in iron-based materials. Using low-temperature transport, angle-resolved photoemission, and x-ray diffraction, we show unambiguous evidence of large Fermi-surface reconstruction in CaFe2As2 at magnetic spin-density-wave and nonmagnetic collapsed-tetragonal (cT) transitions. For the cT transition, the change in the Fermi-surface topology has a different character with no contribution from the hole part of the Fermi surface. In addition, the results suggest that the pressure effect in CaFe2As2 is mainly leading to a rigid-band-like change of the valence electronic structure. We discuss these results and their implications for magnetism and superconductivity in this material.

  14. Thermal expansion of CaFe2As2: effect of annealing and cobalt doping

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    Bud'Ko, Sergey L.; Ran, Sheng; Canfield, Paul C.

    2013-03-01

    Careful choice of Co concentration and annealing/quenching temperature in the Ca(Fe1-xCox)2As2 series allows for tuning the ground state of the from orthorhombic-antiferromagnetic to superconducting to collapsed tetragonal.In this talk temperature-dependent, c-axis, thermal expansion measurements on several sets of Co-doped CaFe2As2 single crystals that were subjected to a variety of annealing conditions will be presented. These samples were chosen to cover all salient regions of the 3D x -Tanneal - T phase diagram. The thermal expansion signatures of different types of phase transitions observed in these series will be discussed and comparison with the other measurements will be made. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358.

  15. Structure of Na2O·MO·SiO2·CaF2 (M=Mg, Ca) oxyfluoride glasses

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    (9-x)CaO·xMgO·15Na2O·60SiO2·16CaF2(x=0, 2, 4, 6, and 9) oxyfluoride glasses were prepared. Utilizing the Raman scattering technique together with 29Si and 19F MAS NMR, the effect of alkaline metal oxides on the Q species of glass was characterized. Raman results show that as magnesia is added at the expense of calcium oxide, the disproportional reaction Q3→Q4+Q2 (Qn is a SiO4 tetrahedron with n bridging oxygens) prompted due to the high ionic field strength of magnesia, magnesium oxide entered into the silicate network as tetrahedral MgO4, and removed other modifying ions for charge compensation. This reaction was confirmed by 29Si MAS NMR. 19F MAS NMR results show that fluorine exists in the form of mixed calcium sodium fluoride species in all glasses and no Si-F bonds were formed. As CaO is gradually replaced by MgO (x=6, 9), a proportion of the magnesium ions combines with fluorine to form the MgF+ species. Meanwhile, some part of Na+ ions complex F- in the form of F-Na(6).

  16. Evolution of Fe Bearing Intermetallics During DC Casting and Homogenization of an Al-Mg-Si Al Alloy

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    Kumar, S.; Grant, P. S.; O'Reilly, K. A. Q.

    2016-04-01

    The evolution of iron (Fe) bearing intermetallics (Fe-IMCs) during direct chill casting and homogenization of a grain-refined 6063 aluminum-magnesium-silicon (Al-Mg-Si) alloy has been studied. The as-cast and homogenized microstructure contained Fe-IMCs at the grain boundaries and within Al grains. The primary α-Al grain size, α-Al dendritic arm spacing, IMC particle size, and IMC three-dimensional (3D) inter-connectivity increased from the edge to the center of the as-cast billet; both α c-AlFeSi and β-AlFeSi Fe-IMCs were identified, and overall α c-AlFeSi was predominant. For the first time in industrial billets, the different Fe-rich IMCs have been characterized into types based on their 3D chemistry and morphology. Additionally, the role of β-AlFeSi in nucleating Mg2Si particles has been identified. After homogenization, α c-AlFeSi predominated across the entire billet cross section, with marked changes in the 3D morphology and strong reductions in inter-connectivity, both supporting a recovery in alloy ductility.

  17. Evolution of Fe Bearing Intermetallics During DC Casting and Homogenization of an Al-Mg-Si Al Alloy

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    Kumar, S.; Grant, P. S.; O'Reilly, K. A. Q.

    2016-06-01

    The evolution of iron (Fe) bearing intermetallics (Fe-IMCs) during direct chill casting and homogenization of a grain-refined 6063 aluminum-magnesium-silicon (Al-Mg-Si) alloy has been studied. The as-cast and homogenized microstructure contained Fe-IMCs at the grain boundaries and within Al grains. The primary α-Al grain size, α-Al dendritic arm spacing, IMC particle size, and IMC three-dimensional (3D) inter-connectivity increased from the edge to the center of the as-cast billet; both α c-AlFeSi and β-AlFeSi Fe-IMCs were identified, and overall α c-AlFeSi was predominant. For the first time in industrial billets, the different Fe-rich IMCs have been characterized into types based on their 3D chemistry and morphology. Additionally, the role of β-AlFeSi in nucleating Mg2Si particles has been identified. After homogenization, α c-AlFeSi predominated across the entire billet cross section, with marked changes in the 3D morphology and strong reductions in inter-connectivity, both supporting a recovery in alloy ductility.

  18. High-pressure behaviour of Cr-Fe-Mg-Al spinels: applications to diamond geobarometry

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    Periotto, Benedetta; Bruschini, Enrico; Nestola, Fabrizio; Lenaz, Davide; Princivalle, Francesco; Andreozzi, Giovanni B.; Bosi, Ferdinando

    2014-05-01

    Spinels belonging to the chromite - magnesiochromite - hercynite (FeCr2O4-MgCr2O4-FeAl2O4) system are among the most common inclusions found in diamonds (Stachel and Harris 2008). In particular, although FeCr2O4 and MgCr2O4 components sum to between 85 and 88% of spinels found in diamonds, hercynite FeAl2O4 plays a not negligible role in determining their thermo-elastic properties with concentrations reaching 7-9 % (other minor end-members like MgAl2O4, MgFe2O4 and Fe2O3 rarely reach 2-3% in total, see Lenaz et al. 2009). Recent studies were focused on the determination of the diamond formation pressure by the so-called "elastic method" (see for example Nestola et al. 2011 and references therein). It was demonstrated that accurate and precise thermo-elastic parameters are fundamental to minimize the uncertainty of formation pressure. In this work we have determined the equations of state at room temperature of three synthetic spinel end-members chromite - magnesiochromite - hercynite and one natural spinel crystal extracted from a diamond (from Udachnaya mine, Siberia, Russia) by single-crystal X-ray diffraction in situ at high-pressure. A diamond-anvil cell was mounted on a STADI IV diffractometer equipped with a point detector and motorized by SINGLE software (Angel and Finger 2011). The natural crystal was investigated to test (and possibly validate) the "empirical prediction model", capable to provide bulk modulus and its first pressure derivative only knowing the composition of the spinels found in diamonds. Such prediction model could be used to obtain pressure of formation for the diamond-spinel pair through the elastic method. Details and results will be discussed. The research was funded by the ERC Starting Grant to FN (grant agreement n° 307322). References Angel R.J., Finger L.W. (2011) SINGLE A program to control single-crystal diffractometers. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 44, 247-251. Lenaz D., Logvinova A.M., Princivalle F., Sobolev N. (2009

  19. X-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic dichroism study on Ca3CoRhO6 and Ca3FeRhO6

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    Burnus, T.; Hu, Z.; Wu, Hua; Cezar, J. C.; Niitaka, S.; Takagi, H.; Chang, C. F.; Brookes, N. B.; Lin, H.-J.; Jang, L. Y.; Tanaka, A.; Liang, K. S.; Chen, C. T.; Tjeng, L. H.

    2008-05-01

    By using x-ray absorption spectroscopy at the RhL2,3 , CoL2,3 , and FeL2,3 edges, we find a valence state of Co2+/Rh4+ in Ca3CoRhO6 and of Fe3+/Rh3+ in Ca3FeRhO6 . X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy at the CoL2,3 edge of Ca3CoRhO6 reveals a giant orbital moment of about 1.7μB , which can be attributed to the occupation of the minority-spin d0d2 orbital state of the high-spin Co2+ (3d7) ions in trigonal prismatic coordination. This active role of the spin-orbit coupling explains the strong magnetocrystalline anisotropy and Ising-type magnetism of Ca3CoRhO6 .

  20. Divergent effects of the malignant hyperthermia-susceptible Arg(615)-->Cys mutation on the Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) dependence of the RyR1.

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    Balog, E M; Fruen, B R; Shomer, N H; Louis, C F

    2001-01-01

    The sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) release channel (RyR1) from malignant hyperthermia-susceptible (MHS) porcine skeletal muscle has a decreased sensitivity to inhibition by Mg(2+). This diminished Mg(2+) inhibition has been attributed to a lower Mg(2+) affinity of the inhibition (I) site. To determine whether alterations in the Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) affinity of the activation (A) site contribute to the altered Mg(2+) inhibition, we estimated the Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) affinities of the A- and I-si...

  1. Long-range interactions of excited He atoms with the alkaline earth atoms Mg, Ca, and Sr

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    Zhang, J.-Y.

    2013-04-05

    Dispersion coefficients for the long-range interactions of the first four excited states of He, i.e., He(2 1, 3 S) and He(2 1, 3 P), with the low-lying states of the alkaline earth atoms Mg, Ca, and Sr are calculated by summing over the reduced matrix elements of multipole transition operators.

  2. Optimization of dual effects of Mg-1Ca alloys on the behavior of chondrocytes and osteoblasts in vitro

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    Yana Dou; Ayeesha Mujeeb; Yufeng Zheng; Zigang Ge

    2014-01-01

    Mg ions can enhance the proliferation and redifferentiation of chondrocytes and the osteogenic differentiation of osteoblasts at specific concentrations, respectively. However, degradation of Mg alloys at varying degradation rates could lead to complex changes in the surrounding tissue environment, such as changes in the dynamic concentration of Mg ions and subsequent pH value. Considering the above mentioned factors, the comprehensive effects of Mg alloys on chondrocytes and osteoblasts behaviors have not yet been optimized. In this study, we evaluated the effects of Mg–1Ca microspheres on cell behavior with an aim to optimize conditions favorable for both cell types. Cells were cultured with Mg–1Ca microspheres prepared using the following concentrations:250μg/ml, 500μg/ml and 1000μg/ml. At specific time points, cytotoxicity, expression of specific genes and extracellular matrix deposition by cells (Alizarin Red Staining of osteoblasts and Alcian blue staining for chondrocytes) were evaluated. The experimental results revealed that Mg–1Ca microspheres prepared at a concentration of 250μg/ml were optimum for both cell types, where chondrocytes were found to be in hypertrophy state while osteoblasts in close proximity to the microspheres showed osteogenetic differentiation. Interestingly, a slight change in osteoblasts behavior was observed nearer to and at a relative distance away from Mg–1Ca microspheres, an important observation for administering the application of microspheres as potential scaffolds.

  3. In vitro investigation of anodization and CaP deposited titanium surface using MG63 osteoblast-like cells

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    Lee, J.M. [Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, 28 Yeongeon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-749 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, J.I. [Department of Oral Pathology and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lim, Y.J., E-mail: limdds@snu.ac.kr [Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, 28 Yeongeon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-749 (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-03-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate surface characteristics in four different titanium surfaces (AN: anodized at 270 V; AN-CaP: anodic oxidation and CaP deposited; SLA: sandblasted and acid etched; MA: machined) and to evaluate biological behaviors such as cell adhesion, cell proliferation, cytoskeletal organization, and osteogenic protein expression of MG63 osteoblast-like cells at the early stage. Surface analysis was performed using scanning electron microscopy, thin-film X-ray diffractometry, and a confocal laser scanning microscope. In order to evaluate cellular responses, MG63 osteoblast-like cells were used. The cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay. Immunofluorescent analyses of actin, type I collagen, osteonectin and osteocalcin were performed. The anodized and CaP deposited specimen showed homogeneously distributed CaP particles around micropores and exhibited anatase type oxides, titanium, and HA crystalline structures. This experiment suggests that CaP particles on the anodic oxidation surface affect cellular attachment and spreading. When designing an in vitro biological study for CaP coated titanium, it must be taken into account that preincubation in medium prior to cell seeding and the cell culture medium may affect the CaP coatings. All these observations illustrate the importance of the experimental conditions and the physicochemical parameters of the CaP coating. It is considered that further evaluations such as long-term in vitro cellular assays and in vivo experiments should be necessary to figure out the effect of CaP deposition to biological responses.

  4. In vitro investigation of anodization and CaP deposited titanium surface using MG63 osteoblast-like cells

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate surface characteristics in four different titanium surfaces (AN: anodized at 270 V; AN-CaP: anodic oxidation and CaP deposited; SLA: sandblasted and acid etched; MA: machined) and to evaluate biological behaviors such as cell adhesion, cell proliferation, cytoskeletal organization, and osteogenic protein expression of MG63 osteoblast-like cells at the early stage. Surface analysis was performed using scanning electron microscopy, thin-film X-ray diffractometry, and a confocal laser scanning microscope. In order to evaluate cellular responses, MG63 osteoblast-like cells were used. The cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay. Immunofluorescent analyses of actin, type I collagen, osteonectin and osteocalcin were performed. The anodized and CaP deposited specimen showed homogeneously distributed CaP particles around micropores and exhibited anatase type oxides, titanium, and HA crystalline structures. This experiment suggests that CaP particles on the anodic oxidation surface affect cellular attachment and spreading. When designing an in vitro biological study for CaP coated titanium, it must be taken into account that preincubation in medium prior to cell seeding and the cell culture medium may affect the CaP coatings. All these observations illustrate the importance of the experimental conditions and the physicochemical parameters of the CaP coating. It is considered that further evaluations such as long-term in vitro cellular assays and in vivo experiments should be necessary to figure out the effect of CaP deposition to biological responses.

  5. Adsorption study of anionic reactive dye from aqueous solution to Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3} layered double hydroxide (LDH)

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    Ahmed, I.M., E-mail: ismawy@yahoo.ca [Hot Labs Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, P. Code 13759, Cairo (Egypt); Gasser, M.S. [Hot Labs Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, P. Code 13759, Cairo (Egypt)

    2012-10-15

    Graphical abstract: Second order kinetic model for adsorption of congo red onto Mg-Fe-LDH. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH was utilized as an adsorbent. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It was used for the removal of congo red (CR), an anionic dye from aqueous solution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption of (CR) is endothermic. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption equilibrium was well described by the Langmuir isotherm model. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adsorption kinetics of (CR) was found to conform to pseudo-second order model. - Abstract: Mg-Fe-Cl Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have been prepared using a method involving separate nucleation and aging steps with Mg/Fe = 3. The interlayer anions readily replaced by carbonate are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and FTIR. The effects of different parameters, such as pH, contact time, concentration of dye and temperature on the capacity and adsorption mechanism of Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH in removing an anionic dye (congo red, CR) from aqueous solution were separately investigated. The results show that Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH is particularly efficient in removing CR and the dye removal increases with decreasing pH. The adsorption of CR on Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH reached equilibrium after 15 min where 100 mg/L CR was removed. The equilibrium isotherm indicates that the adsorption of CR onto Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH fits to Langmuir and Freundlich equation as well. The adsorption data obtained from the Langmuir model gave good values of the determination coefficient and the saturated adsorption capacity of Mg-Fe-CO{sub 3}-LDH for CR was found to be 104.6 mg/g. The regeneration study indicates that the prepared LDH could be used for several cycles. The thermodynamic parameters have been calculated, and the adsorption process was found to be spontaneous, endothermic in nature and follows a pseudo-second-order kinetic model.

  6. Formation process of micro arc oxidation coatings obtained in a sodium phytate containing solution with and without CaCO{sub 3} on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy

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    Zhang, R.F. [School of Material and Electromechanics, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); Zhang, Y.Q. [Zhejiang DunAn Light Alloy Technology CO,.LTD, Zhuji 311835 (China); Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan 411201 (China); Zhang, S.F.; Qu, B. [School of Material and Electromechanics, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); Guo, S.B. [Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan 411201 (China); Xiang, J.H., E-mail: xiangjunhuai@163.com [School of Material and Electromechanics, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China)

    2015-01-15

    Highlights: • Compared to the Mg phase, the area of Mg{sub 2}Ca phase is much smaller. • The coatings are preferentially developed on the area adjacent to Mg{sub 2}Ca phase. • During MAO process, some sodium phytate molecules are hydrolyzed. • Anodic coatings are developed from uneven to uniform. - Abstract: Micro arc oxidation (MAO) is an effective method to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. In order to reveal the influence of alloying element Ca and CaCO{sub 3} electrolyte on the formation process and chemical compositions of MAO coatings on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy, anodic coatings after different anodizing times were prepared on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy in a base solution containing 3 g/L sodium hydroxide and 15 g/L sodium phytate with and without addition of CaCO{sub 3}. The coating formation was studied by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results show that Mg-1.0Ca alloy is composed of two phases, the Mg phase and Mg{sub 2}Ca phase. After treating for 5 s, the coating began to develop and was preferentially formed on the area nearby Mg{sub 2}Ca phase, which may be resulted from the intrinsic electronegative potential of the Mg phase than that of Mg{sub 2}Ca phase. Anodic coatings unevenly covered the total surface after 20 s. After 80 s, the coatings were uniformly developed on Mg-1.0Ca alloy with micro pores. During MAO process, some sodium phytate molecules are hydrolyzed into inorganic phosphate. CaCO{sub 3} has minor influence on the calcium content of the obtained MAO coatings.

  7. Formation process of micro arc oxidation coatings obtained in a sodium phytate containing solution with and without CaCO3 on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy

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    Highlights: • Compared to the Mg phase, the area of Mg2Ca phase is much smaller. • The coatings are preferentially developed on the area adjacent to Mg2Ca phase. • During MAO process, some sodium phytate molecules are hydrolyzed. • Anodic coatings are developed from uneven to uniform. - Abstract: Micro arc oxidation (MAO) is an effective method to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. In order to reveal the influence of alloying element Ca and CaCO3 electrolyte on the formation process and chemical compositions of MAO coatings on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy, anodic coatings after different anodizing times were prepared on binary Mg-1.0Ca alloy in a base solution containing 3 g/L sodium hydroxide and 15 g/L sodium phytate with and without addition of CaCO3. The coating formation was studied by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results show that Mg-1.0Ca alloy is composed of two phases, the Mg phase and Mg2Ca phase. After treating for 5 s, the coating began to develop and was preferentially formed on the area nearby Mg2Ca phase, which may be resulted from the intrinsic electronegative potential of the Mg phase than that of Mg2Ca phase. Anodic coatings unevenly covered the total surface after 20 s. After 80 s, the coatings were uniformly developed on Mg-1.0Ca alloy with micro pores. During MAO process, some sodium phytate molecules are hydrolyzed into inorganic phosphate. CaCO3 has minor influence on the calcium content of the obtained MAO coatings

  8. Cluster glass behaviour in Co-substituted double perovskite Ca2FeMoO6

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    Research highlights: → We have presented the crystallographic, electrical transport and dc and ac magnetic measurements on double perovskite Ca2Fe1-xCoxMoO6 (0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.4) system. → Co exists in divalent state in these compounds. → The substituted system exhibits cluster-glass like behaviour, close to that observed earlier in Sr2Fe1-xCoxMoO6 compatible with an electronic phase segregation scenario (Phys. Rev. B 73 (2006) 104417). -- Abstract: The transport and magnetic properties of the double perovskite compounds Ca2Fe1-xCoxMoO6 (0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.4) have been explored through resistivity [ρ(T)], dc magnetisation [M(H, T)] and ac susceptibility [χ(T, f)] measurements. Introduction of Co increases the lattice volume implying the divalent nature of cobalt in this system. For all the samples, ρ(T) behaviour over the temperature range (25-273 K) can be adequately described by considering possible disorder-enhanced electron-electron interaction effect as well as spin-wave contribution. Our results reveal that with the increase of Co concentration, the ferromagnetic Curie temperatures (TC) gradually reduced due to the incorporation of antiferromagnetic Co2+-Mo6+ pairs replacing ferromagnetic Fe3+-Mo5+ pairs. A cluster-glass like behaviour is also observed in the system due to the presence of highly spin-disordered regions.

  9. Superconductivity induced by doping Rh in CaFe2-xRhxAs2

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    In this paper, we report the synthesis of iron-based superconductors CaFe2-xRhxAs2 using a one-step solid state reaction method that crystallizes in the ThCr2Si2-type structure with a space group I4/mmm. The systematic evolution of the lattice constants demonstrates that the Fe ions are successfully replaced by the Rh. By increasing the doping content of Rh, the spin-density-wave (SDW) transition in the parent compound is suppressed and superconductivity emerges. The maximum superconducting transition temperature is found at 18.5 K with a doping level of x=0.15. The temperature dependence of dc magnetization confirms superconducting transitions at around 15 K. The general phase diagram was obtained and found to be similar to the case of the Rh-doping Sr122 system. Our results explicitly demonstrate the feasibility of inducing superconductivity in Ca122 compounds by higher d-orbital electron doping; however, different Rh-doping effects between FeAs122 compounds and FeAs1111 systems still remains an open question.

  10. Assessment of Post-eutectic Reactions in Multicomponent Al-Si Foundry Alloys Containing Cu, Mg, and Fe

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    Javidani, Mousa; Larouche, Daniel; Grant Chen, X.

    2015-07-01

    Post-eutectic reactions occurring in Al-Si hypoeutectic alloys containing different proportions of Cu, Mg, and Fe were thoroughly investigated in the current study. As-cast microstructures were initially studied by optical and electron microscopy to investigate the microconstituents of each alloy. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was then used to examine the phase transformations occurring during the heating and cooling processes. Thermodynamic calculations were carried out to assess the phase formation under equilibrium and in nonequilibrium conditions. The Q-Al5Cu2Mg8Si6 phase was predicted to precipitate from the liquid phase, either at the same temperature or earlier than the θ-Al2Cu phase depending on the Cu content of the alloy. The AlCuFe-intermetallic, which was hardly observed in the as-cast microstructure, significantly increased after the solution heat treatment in the alloys containing high Cu and Fe contents following a solid-state transformation of the β-Al5FeSi phase. After the solution heat treatment, the AlCuFe-intermetallics were mostly identified with the stoichiometry of the Al7Cu2Fe phase. Thermodynamic calculations and microstructure analysis helped in determining the DSC peak corresponding to the melting temperature of the N-Al7Cu2Fe phase. The effect of Cu content on the formation temperature of π-Al8Mg3FeSi6 is also discussed.

  11. The Influence of Zn Content on the Corrosion and Wear Performance of Mg-Zn-Ca Alloy in Simulated Body Fluid

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    Li, Hua; Liu, Debao; Zhao, Yue; Jin, Feng; Chen, Minfang

    2016-07-01

    Mg-Zn-Ca alloy has been attracting increasing attention as a potential biodegradable implant material. In this paper, Mg-3Zn-0.2Ca and Mg-4Zn-0.2Ca alloys were prepared by means of vacuum melting and subsequent hot extrusion process. The influences of Zn content on the microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion and wear behavior of Mg-Zn-Ca alloys in simulated body fluid (SBF) were studied. The results show that with increased Zn content, the grain size and corrosion resistance were decreased, while the mechanical strength and wear resistance were increased, under both dry sliding and SBF-lubricated conditions. For the same Mg-Zn-Ca alloy, the wear loss rate under SBF lubrication was higher than dry sliding condition, indicating a strong corrosion-assisted wear effect of SBF to the Mg-Zn-Ca alloy.

  12. Effect of Ca addition on the as-cast microstructure and creep properties of Mg-5Zn-5Sn magnesium alloy

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    YANG Mingbo; CHENG Liang; SHEN Jia; PAN Fusheng

    2009-01-01

    The effect of Ca addition on the as-cast microstructure and creep properties of Mg-5Zn-5Sn magnesium alloy was investigated. The results indicate that adding 1.0 wt.% Ca to Mg-5Zn-5Sn alloy can effectively refine the as-cast microstructure of the alloy, and the CaMgSn phase with high thermal stability is formed in the alloy. In addition, adding 1.0 wt.% Ca to Mg-5Zn-5Sn alloy can also improve the creep properties of the alloy. After adding 1.0 wt.% Ca to Mg-5Zn-5Sn alloy, the second creep rate of the alloy at 150℃ and 50 MPa for 100 h decreases from 4.67×10~(-8) to 1.43×10~(-8) s~(-1). The strengthening mechanism is mainly attributed to the microstructural refinement and the formation of CaMgSn phase.

  13. Mg/Ca and isotopic high resolution record of deep-sea hydrothermal barnacles

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    Bojar, A.-V.; Bojar, H.-P.; Tufar, W.

    2012-04-01

    Barnacles are crustaceans adapted to a sessile existence and cemented to a substrate by a protein complex. Most of the known species inhabit shallow marine environment, less than 2% of the species are found at depths between 100 and 2500 m. The shell of barnacles has a great adaptive significance, the shell of some barnacle species have been already investigated for microstructure. In this study we investigated the shell microstructure as well as the Mg/Ca and stable isotope distribution of barnacles found at a depth of around 2500m at a black smoker from the Manus Spreading centre, north-east of Papua New Guinea. The shell consists of three substructures: an outer layer with pores and aragonite crystals, a massive interior mass and an inner layer with pores. The shell shows grown lines and the outer layer exhibits longitudinal striation from base to apex. The pores have a medium size of 0.8 microns. The size of the calcitic microcrystals are in the range of 0.2 to 0.5 microns, beside, larger aragonite crystals, with size of c. 10 microns are present. The massive interior mass has a compact structure, no pores or channels could be observed. Oxygen stable isotope data of barnacle shell were performed from the centre to the border of the calcitic shells, along profiles. Within one shell, the isotope values show variations of max. 0.6 ‰. The calculated temperatures from the stable isotope data consistently indicate that the barnacles populate sites with low temperature values, up to a few °C. The calculated temperatures from the isotope data are also in agreement with the reported habitat from the North Fiji and Lau Basins, where temperatures of max. 6°C were measured at sites populated by barnacles. Both calculated and measured temperatures of a few degrees indicate that at the sites where barnacles live, hydrothermal fluid input is present, as ambient temperature is around 1.5°C. Electron-microbeam analyses were done along the interior layer of the shell. The

  14. Effect of NiO spin orientation on the magnetic anisotropy of the Fe film in epitaxially grown Fe/NiO/Ag(001) and Fe/NiO/MgO(001)

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    Kim, W.; Jin, E.; Wu, J.; Park, J.; Arenholz, E.; Scholl, A.; Hwang, C.; Qiu, Z.

    2010-02-10

    Single crystalline Fe/NiO bilayers were epitaxially grown on Ag(001) and on MgO(001), and investigated by Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect (MOKE), and X-ray Magnetic Linear Dichroism (XMLD). We find that while the Fe film has an in-plane magnetization in both Fe/NiO/Ag(001) and Fe/NiO/MgO(001) systems, the NiO spin orientation changes from in-plane direction in Fe/NiO/Ag(001) to out-of-plane direction in Fe/NiO/MgO(001). These two different NiO spin orientations generate remarkable different effects that the NiO induced magnetic anisotropy in the Fe film is much greater in Fe/NiO/Ag(001) than in Fe/NiO/MgO(001). XMLD measurement shows that the much greater magnetic anisotropy in Fe/NiO/Ag(001) is due to a 90{sup o}-coupling between the in-plane NiO spins and the in-plane Fe spins.

  15. Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy of Full-Heusler Films in Pt/Co2FeAl/MgO Trilayers

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    Li, Xiaoqi; Yin, Shaoqian; Liu, Yupeng; Zhang, Delin; Xu, Xiaoguang; Miao, Jun; Jiang, Yong

    2011-04-01

    We report on perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in a Pt/Co2FeAl/MgO sandwiched structure with a thick Co2FeAl layer of 2-2.5 nm. The PMA is thermally stable and the anisotropy energy density Ku is 1.3×106 erg/cm3 for the structure with 2 nm Co2FeAl after annealing at 350 °C. The annealing temperature and Co2FeAl thickness greatly affect the PMA. Our results provide an effective way to realize relatively thick perpendicularly magnetized Heusler alloy films.

  16. Solubility and release of fenbufen intercalated in Mg, Al and Mg, Al, Fe layered double hydroxides (LDH): The effect of Eudragit ® S 100 covering

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    del Arco, M.; Fernández, A.; Martín, C.; Rives, V.

    2010-12-01

    Following different preparation routes, fenbufen has been intercalated in the interlayer space of layered double hydroxides with Mg 2+ and Al 3+ or Mg 2+, Al 3+ and Fe 3+ in the layers. Well crystallized samples were obtained in most of the cases (intercalation was not observed by reconstruction of the MgAlFe matrix), with layer heights ranging between 16.1 and 18.8 Å. The presence of the LDH increases the solubility of fenbufen, especially when used as a matrix. The dissolution rate of the drug decreases when the drug is intercalated, and is even lower in those systems containing iron; release takes place through ionic exchange with phosphate anions from the solution. Preparation of microspheres with Eudragit ® S 100 leads to solids with an homogeneous, smooth surface with efficient covering of the LDH surface, as drug release was not observed at pH lower than 7.

  17. Phosphate-intercalated Ca-Fe-layered double hydroxides: Crystal structure, bonding character, and release kinetics of phosphate

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    Woo, Myong A.; Woo Kim, Tae; Paek, Mi-Jeong; Ha, Hyung-Wook; Choy, Jin-Ho; Hwang, Seong-Ju

    2011-01-01

    The nitrate-form of Ca-Fe-layered double hydroxide (Ca-Fe-LDH) was synthesized via co-precipitation method, and its phosphate-intercalates were prepared by ion-exchange reaction. According to X-ray diffraction analysis, the Ca-Fe-LDH-NO 3- compound and its H 2PO 4--intercalate showed hexagonal layered structures, whereas the ion-exchange reaction with HPO 42- caused a frustration of the layer ordering of LDH. Fe K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy clearly demonstrated that the Ca-Fe-LDH lattice with trivalent iron ions was well-maintained after the ion-exchange with HPO 42- and H 2PO 4-. Under acidic conditions, phosphate ions were slowly released from the Ca-Fe-LDH lattice and the simultaneous release of hydroxide caused the neutralization of acidic media. Fitting analysis based on kinetic models indicated a heterogeneous diffusion process of phosphates and a distinct dependence of release rate on the charge of phosphates. This study strongly suggested that Ca-Fe-LDH is applicable as bifunctional vector for slow release of phosphate fertilizer and for the neutralization of acid soil.

  18. The influence of an MgO nanolayer on the planar Hall effect in NiFe films

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    The Planar Hall Effect (PHE) in NiFe films was studied using MgO as the buffer and capping layer to reduce the shunt effect. The thermal annealing was found to be effective in increasing the sensitivity. The sensitivity of the magnetic field reached as high as 865 V/AT in a MgO (3 nm)/NiFe (5 nm)/MgO(3 nm)/Ta(3 nm) structure after annealing at 500 °C for 2 h, which is close to the sensitivity of semiconductor Hall Effect (HE) sensors. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) were used to study the sample. The results show that the top crystallization of MgO and NiFe (111) texture were improved by proper annealing. The smooth and clear bottom MgO/NiFe and top NiFe/MgO interface is evident from our data. In addition, the shunt current of Ta was decreased. These combined factors facilitate the improvement of the sensitivity of the magnetic field

  19. Synthesis, characterization and adsorptive performance of MgFe2O4 nanospheres for SO2 removal.

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    Zhao, Ling; Li, Xinyong; Zhao, Qidong; Qu, Zhenping; Yuan, Deling; Liu, Shaomin; Hu, Xijun; Chen, Guohua

    2010-12-15

    A type of uniform Mg ferrite nanospheres with excellent SO(2) adsorption capacity could be selectively synthesized via a facile solvothermal method. The size of the MgFe(2)O(4) nanospheres was controlled to be 300-400 nm in diameter. The structural, textural, and surface properties of the adsorbent have been fully characterized by a variety of techniques (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, BET; X-ray diffraction analysis, XRD; scanning electron microscopy, SEM; and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, EDS). The valence states and the surface chemical compositions of MgFe(2)O(4) nanospheres were further identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The behaviors of SO(2) oxidative adsorption on MgFe(2)O(4) nanospheres were studied using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Both the sulfite and sulfate species could be formed on the surface of MgFe(2)O(4). The adsorption equilibrium isotherm of SO(2) was analyzed using a volumetric method at 298 K and 473 K. The results indicate that MgFe(2)O(4) nanospheres possess a good potential as the solid-state SO(2) adsorbent for applications in hot fuel gas desulfurization. PMID:20864255

  20. Synthesis, characterization and adsorptive performance of MgFe2O4 nanospheres for SO2 removal

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    A type of uniform Mg ferrite nanospheres with excellent SO2 adsorption capacity could be selectively synthesized via a facile solvothermal method. The size of the MgFe2O4 nanospheres was controlled to be 300-400 nm in diameter. The structural, textural, and surface properties of the adsorbent have been fully characterized by a variety of techniques (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, BET; X-ray diffraction analysis, XRD; scanning electron microscopy, SEM; and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, EDS). The valence states and the surface chemical compositions of MgFe2O4 nanospheres were further identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The behaviors of SO2 oxidative adsorption on MgFe2O4 nanospheres were studied using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Both the sulfite and sulfate species could be formed on the surface of MgFe2O4. The adsorption equilibrium isotherm of SO2 was analyzed using a volumetric method at 298 K and 473 K. The results indicate that MgFe2O4 nanospheres possess a good potential as the solid-state SO2 adsorbent for applications in hot fuel gas desulfurization.

  1. The influence of an MgO nanolayer on the planar Hall effect in NiFe films

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    Li, Minghua, E-mail: mhli@ustb.edu.cn [Department of Material Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Zhao, Zhiduo; Ma, Lin; Lu, Xiangan; Teng, Jiao; Yu, Guanghua [Department of Material Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Yu, Guoqiang; Amiri, Pedram Khalili; Wang, Kang L. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Zhou, Wenping [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Department of Physics, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021 (China)

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    The Planar Hall Effect (PHE) in NiFe films was studied using MgO as the buffer and capping layer to reduce the shunt effect. The thermal annealing was found to be effective in increasing the sensitivity. The sensitivity of the magnetic field reached as high as 865 V/AT in a MgO (3 nm)/NiFe (5 nm)/MgO(3 nm)/Ta(3 nm) structure after annealing at 500 °C for 2 h, which is close to the sensitivity of semiconductor Hall Effect (HE) sensors. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) were used to study the sample. The results show that the top crystallization of MgO and NiFe (111) texture were improved by proper annealing. The smooth and clear bottom MgO/NiFe and top NiFe/MgO interface is evident from our data. In addition, the shunt current of Ta was decreased. These combined factors facilitate the improvement of the sensitivity of the magnetic field.

  2. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT CaO/MgO RATIOS ON THE STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BIOACTIVE GLASS-CERAMICS

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of present work is to study the relationship between crystalline phases, microstructure and mechanical properties of bioactive glass-ceramics. For this purpose, glasses of composition (50-x CaO–34SiO2–14.5P2O5–1CaF2–0.5MgF2– xMgO (wt. % (where x = 4, 25 and 46 respectively were synthesized by conventional melt-quench method. Each glass was sintered according to the endothermal and exothermal peaks of differential scanning calorimetric (DSC data to form three glass ceramics termed G1, G2 and G3 respectively. X-ray diffraction (XRD revealed crystalline phases of hydroxyapatite and wollastonite in G1 and G2, whereas in G3, a new phase ‘whitlockite’ was observed probably due to a greater concentration of MgO in this sample. Bulk density of the samples was determined by Archimedes principle. Scanning electron microscope (SEM data illustrated that the rate of densification of materials increased with the decrease of CaO/MgO ratio. Analysis of mechanical properties revealed that micro-hardness and bending strength of the samples increased with the increase in MgO content, which is in accordance with the results of XRD, SEM and bulk density.

  3. Dependency of tunneling magneto-resistance on Fe insertion-layer thickness in Co2Fe6B2/MgO-based magnetic tunneling junctions

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    For Co2Fe6B2/MgO-based perpendicular magnetic tunneling junctions spin valves with [Co/Pd]n-synthetic-antiferromagnetic (SyAF) layers, the tunneling-magneto-resistance (TMR) ratio strongly depends on the nanoscale Fe insertion-layer thickness (tFe) between the Co2Fe6B2 pinned layer and MgO tunneling barrier. The TMR ratio rapidly increased as tFe 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]n-SyAF. However, it abruptly decreased by further increasing tFe in transferring interfacial-perpendicular magnetic anisotropy into the IMA characteristic of the Co2Fe6B2 pinned layer. Thus, the TMR ratio peaked at tFe = 0.4 nm: i.e., 120% at 29 Ωμm2

  4. Overcoming the polarization catastrophe in the rocksalt oxides MgO and CaO

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    Gaddy, Benjamin E.; Paisley, Elizabeth A.; Maria, Jon-Paul; Irving, Douglas L.

    2014-09-01

    Interfaces between dissimilar polar materials may provide a pathway to new device functionality, including high carrier mobility layers at the interface. The development of these materials has proven challenging, in part because of the high energy cost of forming polar surfaces. Our density functional theory calculations explore the mechanisms by which a real material satisfies the electrostatic criteria for stability imposed by a polar surface. The consequences of polarity are studied by comparing the formation energies, charge distribution, and electronic structure of a number of low-index surfaces of rocksalt MgO and CaO. These surfaces are explored both in their bare, undecorated form as well as with surface reconstructions and adsorbed foreign species. Our ground-state surface energies are extended to relevant environmental conditions by use of ab initio thermodynamics. We find that the high energy of bare polar surfaces is the result of the significant charge redistribution that arises to compensate the polarity and pushes electronic states into the forbidden band gap. Other mechanisms of polarity compensation (reconstruction or foreign species adsorption) are therefore seen more frequently. We explain the experimental observations of surface roughness during growth in the [111] direction. In typical epitaxial growth conditions, there is preferential formation of an octopolar reconstruction of the {111} surface, which exposes {001}-type nanofacets. The low energy of the {001} surface likely causes these facets to grow, leading to a rough surface morphology. Our results indicate that when water vapor is present during growth, a smooth, polar surface can be stabilized by the formation of a hydroxyl layer.

  5. Study of caesium sorption on Na and Ca-Mg bentonites using batch and diffusion experiments

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    In most deep geological repository concepts sorption of radionuclides on bentonite represents a very important process in retarding radionuclide migration into geosphere. Despite a huge amount of studies concerning caesium sorption on bentonites, there are still some problems requiring deeper clarification. One of the most important issues is the difference between distribution coefficients (Kd) obtained using batch and diffusion experiments. The results of a comprehensive study of caesium sorption on Na bentonite (industrial sorbent Volclay KWK 20-80, Suedchemie, Germany) and Ca-Mg bentonite (raw bentonite, Rokle deposit, Czech Republic) using both of these methods suggest that the reasons of this difference can originate from different sources connected with conditions of experiments and the ways of their evaluation. The main uncertainties of caesium sorption on two different bentonites using the batch method were described and the influence on sorption has been demonstrated. Detailed mineralogical and chemical analysis of bentonite samples confirmed the differences in mineral composition and physical-chemical properties of selected bentonite types. These data are necessary for better understanding of their sorption behaviour and for sorption results evaluation. The results suggest that caesium-selective minerals present in bentonites as admixtures can govern the sorption behaviour of caesium on different bentonites at its trace concentrations. At higher concentrations, the ion exchange on non-selective sites dominates the sorption and can be well-described using sorption isotherms and ion-exchange models. It also follows from the performed experiments that the caesium sorption on studied bentonites cannot be described using the simple Kd method that is often used to evaluate distribution coefficients from diffusion experiments. The uncertainties of evaluation of sorption coefficients from diffusion experiments can also be connected with the way of diffusion

  6. Thermoluminescent characteristics of LiF:Mg, Cu, P and CaSO4:Dy for low dose measurement.

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    Del Sol Fernández, S; García-Salcedo, R; Mendoza, J Guzmán; Sánchez-Guzmán, D; Rodríguez, G Ramírez; Gaona, E; Montalvo, T Rivera

    2016-05-01

    Thermoluminescence (TL) characteristics for LiF:Mg, Cu, P, and CaSO4:Dy under the homogeneous field of X-ray beams of diagnostic irradiation and its verification using thermoluminescence dosimetry are presented. The irradiation were performed utilizing a conventional X-ray equipment installed at the Hospital Juárez Norte of México. Different thermoluminescence characteristics of two material were studied, such as batch homogeneity, glow curve, linearity, detection threshold, reproducibility, relative sensitivity and fading. Materials were calibrated in terms of absorbed dose to the standard calibration distance and they were positioned in a generic phantom. The dose analysis, verification and comparison with the measurements obtained by the TLD-100 were performed. Results indicate that the dosimetric peak appears at 202°C and 277.5°C for LiF:Mg, Cu, P and CaSO4:Dy, respectively. TL response as a function of X-ray dose showed a linearity behavior in the very low dose range for all materials. However, the TLD-100 is not accurate for measurements below 4mGy. CaSO4:Dy is 80% more sensitive than TLD-100 and it show the lowest detection threshold, whereas LiF:Mg, Cu, P is 60% more sensitive than TLD-100. All materials showed very good repeatability. Fading for a period of one month at room temperature showed low fading LiF:Mg, Cu, P, medium and high for TLD-100 and CaSO4:Dy. The results suggest that CaSO4:Dy and LiF:Mg, Cu, P are suitable for measurements at low doses used in radiodiagnostic. PMID:26922395

  7. Influence of hot rolling parameters on microstructure and biodegradability of Mg-1Ca alloy in simulated body fluid

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    Highlights: → Three different reduction levels and temperatures were taken into account. → Corrosion properties were investigated by electrochemical and immersion tests. → The biodegradability of Mg-1Ca alloy in SBF was improved by rolling process. → Higher reduction combined with lower temperature in rolling was more satisfying. -- Abstract: Binary Mg-1Ca alloy has been considered as a potential material for implant applications due to its non-toxic and biodegradable properties. However, the high corrosion tendency of the alloy, as a serious drawback, limited its practical efficiency. In this study, the effect of hot rolling on biodegradability of Mg-1Ca was investigated as a process to improve the microstructure and corrosion resistance of the alloy in simulated body fluid. The as-cast alloy was rolled to various reduction levels at different temperatures. Optical and scanning electron microscopy together with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis were used characterize the microstructure of the as-cast and rolled samples. Immersion and potentiodynamic polarization tests were performed to examine the electrochemical and corrosion behavior of the samples in simulated body fluid. The results showed that the high corrosion tendency of as-cast Mg-1Ca was remarkably reduced by the hot rolling process due to the microstructure refinement. It was found that the corrosion rate of the samples which experienced higher reduction percentages decreased to some extent. However, the weight loss results indicated that the rolling process at higher temperatures caused more corrosion products to emerge on the surface of the samples. It can be associated with the accumulation and growth of Mg2Ca phase at the grain boundaries.

  8. Are CaIrO3 and MgGeO3 isomechanical to MgSiO3-post-perovskite ?

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    Metsue, A.; Carrez, P.; Mainprice, D.; Cordier, P.

    2007-12-01

    The recent discovery of MgSiO3 post-perovskite (pPv) and prediction of its elastic properties using atomistic modelling has major implications for the interpretation of seismic anisotropy of the D" layer. Because they don't take into account lattice preferred orientations induced by convective flow, the elastic properties are not sufficient to interpret seismic anisotropy and it is necessary to investigate the plasticity of this mineral. However, it is well known that pressure and temperature near the core-mantle boundary make experimental studies extremely difficult. To circumvent this difficulty, experimental studies are often carried out on analogous phases (stable at lower pressures) which are supposed to exhibit the same mechanical properties as the high-pressure phase. In this work, we calculate the dislocation properties of MgGeO3 pPv at 120GPa and CaIrO3 pPv at ambient pressure using the Peierls-Nabarro (PN) model. The so-called PN model is a fundamental concept of the dislocation theory which describes the resistance of the lattice to dislocation motion, a very important factor for the plasticity of silicates. The PN model also provides an analytical description of the dislocation core and of its potential spreading in the glide plane. Known for several decades, the PN model has triggered a renewed interest when Christian and Vitek (1970) showed that realistic models of dislocations could be built by incorporating generalized stacking faults (GSF) into the PN model. Here, we use the ab initio total-energy package VASP to calculate GSF, which are incorporated in the PN model. In that way, we obtain a model of the dislocation core profile and the value of the stress required to move a dislocation (the so-called Peierls stress) for ten slip systems of each compound. These results are compared to those recently published on MgSiO3 post- perovskite to assess the potential relevance of the analogue approach in studying the rheology of the D" layer. We show that

  9. Modification of β-Al5FeSi Compound in Recycled Al-Si-Fe Cast Alloy by Using Sr, Mg and Cr Additions

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    2008-01-01

    The effects of Sr, Mg, Cr, Sr/Mg and Sr/Cr combined additions on the Fe-containing intermetallic phase in a recycled Al-Si-Fe cast alloy are investigated. The experimental results show that the additions of Cr and Sr/Cr successfully modified the platelet and flake-like β-AlsFeSi phases (β-compound) into the fibrous α-Al8Fe2Si (α-compound). The additions of Sr and Sr/Mg were less effective to modify the β-compound into the α-compound, while the eutectic Si was fully modified into the fibrous morphology. A small secondary dendrite arm spacing (DAS) was found in the Sr-added, Cr-added and Sr/Cr-added alloys, especially in a steel mold. The Sr, Sr/Cr and Sr/Mg combined additions modify the eutectic Si simultaneously. A sludge phase was found in the addition of Cr-added, Sr/Cr-added and Mg-added alloys, especially in the graphite mold casting. The volume fraction of β-compounds was decreased by the addition of various modifying elements.The Cr and Sr/Cr combined additions are very effective to modify the β-compound for the recycled Al-Si-Fe based alloys.

  10. Field‐based validation of a diagenetic effect on G. ruber Mg/Ca paleothermometry: Core top results from the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean)

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    Kontakiotis, George; Mortyn, Peter Graham; Antonarakou, Assimina; Martínez Botí, M. A.; Triantaphyllou, Maria V.

    2011-01-01

    Recent work across the Mediterranean Sea has illustrated the salinity and overgrowth effects on planktonic foraminiferal Mg/Ca, which potentially confound the use of this as a temperature proxy for paleoceanographic reconstructions. To test and verify these effects, we present new Aegean Sea results which reveal Mg/Ca values that were unreasonably high to be explained by temperature or salinity variations alone, confirming that foraminiferal Mg/Ca is affected by diagenesis. We have specifical...

  11. Comparative in vitro Study on Pure Metals (Fe, Mn, Mg, Zn and W)as Biodegradable Metals

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    J.Cheng; B.Liu; Y.H.Wu; Y.F.Zheng

    2013-01-01

    Five pure metals including Fe,Mn,Mg,Zn and W have been investigated on their corrosion behavior and in vitro biocompatibility by electrochemical measurement,static immersion test,contact angle measurement,cytotoxicity and hemocompatibility tests.It is found that the sequence of corrosion rate of five metals in Hank's solution from high to low is:MgFe > Zn > Mn > W.Fe,Mg and W show no cytotoxicity to L929 and ECV304 cells,Mn induces significant cytotoxicity to both L929 and ECV304 cells,and Zn has almost no inhibition effect on the metabolic activities of ECV304 while largely reduces the cell viability of L929 cells.The hemolysis percentage of five pure metals is lower than 5% except for Mg and platelets adhered on Zn has been activated and pseudopodia-like structures can be observed while platelets on the other four metals keep normal.

  12. Raman scattering, magnetization and magnetotransport study of SrFeO3-δ, Sr3Fe2O7-δ and CaFeO3

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    In this thesis we have determined the Raman spectra as well as the magnetization, resistance and magnetoresistance of the compounds SrFeO3-δ, Sr3Fe2O7-δ and CaFeO3 as a function of temperature. We describe the preparation of nearly stoichiometric SrFeO3-δ crystals with δ3.00 in order to assign the phonon modes observed in infra-red experiments. We have measured the Raman spectra of the tetragonal phase in the temperature range 13 K to 300 K and of the orthorhombic phase in the temperature range 6 K to 475 K. We have measured the temperature dependence of the magnetization for the magnetic field along high-symmetry axes of the crystal structure. We have also performed neutron diffraction measurements. The resistivity and the magnetoresistance were measured in the range 10 K to 300 K. Finally we have measured the Raman spectra of the same sample in the temperature range 15 K to 440 K. In order to assign the observed modes, we have performed lattice dynamics calculations based on the published crystal structure of Sr3Fe2O7. (orig.)

  13. The effect of gallic acid on cytotoxicity, Ca(2+) homeostasis and ROS production in DBTRG-05MG human glioblastoma cells and CTX TNA2 rat astrocytes.

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    Hsu, Shu-Shong; Chou, Chiang-Ting; Liao, Wei-Chuan; Shieh, Pochuen; Kuo, Daih-Huang; Kuo, Chun-Chi; Jan, Chung-Ren; Liang, Wei-Zhe

    2016-05-25

    Gallic acid, a polyhydroxylphenolic compound, is widely distributed in various plants, fruits and foods. It has been shown that gallic acid passes into blood brain barrier and reaches the brain tissue of middle cerebral artery occlusion rats. However, the effect of gallic acid on Ca(2+) signaling in glia cells is unknown. This study explored whether gallic acid affected Ca(2+) homeostasis and induced Ca(2+)-associated cytotoxicity in DBTRG-05MG human glioblastoma cells and CTX TNA2 rat astrocytes. Gallic acid (20-40 μM) concentration-dependently induced cytotoxicity and intracellular Ca(2+) level ([Ca(2+)]i) increases in DBTRG-05MG cells but not in CTX TNA2 cells. In DBTRG-05MG cells, the Ca(2+) response was decreased by half by removal of extracellular Ca(2+). In Ca(2+)-containing medium, gallic acid-induced Ca(2+) entry was inhibited by store-operated Ca(2+) channel inhibitors (2-APB, econazole and SKF96365). In Ca(2+)-free medium, pretreatment with the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) pump inhibitor thapsigargin abolished gallic acid-induced [Ca(2+)]i increases. Conversely, incubation with gallic acid also abolished thapsigargin-induced [Ca(2+)]i increases. Inhibition of phospholipase C with U73122 abolished gallic acid-induced [Ca(2+)]i increases. Gallic acid significantly caused cytotoxicity in DBTRG-05MG cells, which was partially prevented by prechelating cytosolic Ca(2+) with BAPTA-AM. Moreover, gallic acid activated mitochondrial apoptotic pathways that involved ROS production. Together, in DBTRG-05MG cells but not in CTX TNA2 cells, gallic acid induced [Ca(2+)]i increases by causing Ca(2+) entry via 2-APB, econazole and SKF96365-sensitive store-operated Ca(2+) entry, and phospholipase C-dependent release from the endoplasmic reticulum. This Ca(2+) signal subsequently evoked mitochondrial pathways of apoptosis that involved ROS production. PMID:27060209

  14. Review: geological and experimental evidence for secular variation in seawater Mg/Ca (calcite-aragonite seas and its effects on marine biological calcification

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    J. B. Ries

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Synchronized transitions in the polymorph mineralogy of the major reef-building and sediment-producing calcareous marine organisms and abiotic CaCO3 precipitates (ooids, marine cements throughout Phanerozoic time are believed to have been caused by tectonically induced variations in the Mg/Ca ratio of seawater (molar Mg/Ca>2="aragonite seas", <2="calcite seas". Here, I assess the geological evidence in support of secular variation in seawater Mg/Ca and its effects on marine calcifiers, and review a series of recent experiments that investigate the effects of seawater Mg/Ca (1.0–5.2 on extant representatives of calcifying taxa that have experienced variations in this ionic ratio of seawater throughout the geologic past.

    Secular variation in seawater Mg/Ca is supported by synchronized secular variations in (1 the ionic composition of fluid inclusions in primary marine halite, (2 the mineralogies of late stage marine evaporites, abiogenic carbonates, and reef- and sediment-forming marine calcifiers, (3 the Mg/Ca ratios of fossil echinoderms, molluscs, rugose corals, and abiogenic carbonates, (4 global rates of tectonism that drive the exchange of Mg2+ and Ca2+ along zones of ocean crust production, and (5 additional proxies of seawater Mg/Ca including Sr/Mg ratios of abiogenic carbonates, Sr/Ca ratios of biogenic carbonates, and Br concentrations in marine halite.

    Laboratory experiments have revealed that aragonite-secreting bryopsidalean algae and scleractinian corals and calcite-secreting coccolithophores exhibit higher rates of calcification and growth in experimental seawaters formulated with seawater Mg/Ca ratios that favor their skeletal mineral. These results support the assertion that seawater Mg/Ca played an important role in determining which hypercalcifying marine organisms were the major reef-builders and sediment-producers throughout Earth history. The observation that primary

  15. Review: geological and experimental evidence for secular variation in seawater Mg/Ca (calcite-aragonite seas) and its effects on marine biological calcification

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    Ries, J. B.

    2010-09-01

    Synchronized transitions in the polymorph mineralogy of the major reef-building and sediment-producing calcareous marine organisms and abiotic CaCO3 precipitates (ooids, marine cements) throughout Phanerozoic time are believed to have been caused by tectonically induced variations in the Mg/Ca ratio of seawater (molar Mg/Ca>2="aragonite seas", red algae, reef-dwelling animals (crustacea, urchins, calcareous tube worms), bacterial biofilms, scleractinian corals, and bryopsidalean algae declined with reductions in seawater Mg/Ca. Notably, Mg fractionation in autotrophic organisms was more strongly influenced by changes in seawater Mg/Ca than in heterotrophic organisms, a probable consequence of autotrophic organisms inducing a less controlled mode of calcification simply through the removal of CO2 via photosynthesis. These results indicate that biomineralogical control can be partially overridden by ambient seawater Mg/Ca and suggest that modern aragonite-secreting organisms may have secreted a mixture of aragonite and low Mg calcite, and that modern high Mg calcite-secreting organisms probably secreted low Mg calcite, in calcite seas of the past. These effects of seawater Mg/Ca on the polymorph mineralogy and calcite Mg/Ca ratio of calcareous skeletons should be accounted for in thermal-chemical reconstructions of seawater that are based upon skeletal Mg/Ca. Lastly, by identifying how marine calcifiers respond to changes in seawater Mg/Ca and absolute Ca2+ concentration, this work should enhance our interpretation of parallel studies investigating the effects of anthropogenic CO2-induced ocean acidification on marine calcification.

  16. Non-proportionality of magnetic anisotropy and damping in CoFeB/MgO-based systems

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    We study the relationship between anisotropy K and damping α in MgO/CoFeB/Ta/CoFeB/MgO/cap films using vector network analyzer ferromagnetic resonance. Capping the stack with Ta and changing the thickness of the top MgO layer allow us to create significant variations in anisotropy while keeping the thickness and process conditions of the magnetic layer constant. The change in anisotropy can be attributed to the degradation of the CoFeB/MgO interface due to Ta intermixing with MgO upon deposition. This hypothesis is supported by measurements of similar samples with the bottom MgO thickness varied instead, which exhibit no significant change in anisotropy. This method of varying K allows identifying a regime where a spin reorientation transition occurs while α remains constant, proving the non-proportionality of K and α in perpendicular CoFeB/MgO systems. The effects of changing the capping layer material, notably Ru, are also discussed

  17. Exigências de minerais para cabras durante a gestação: Na, K, Mg, S, Fe e Zn Minerals requirements of goats during the pregnancy: Na, K, Mg, S, F and Zn

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    Roberto Germano Costa

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estimar a retenção e a exigência líquida dos minerais Na, K, Mg, S, Fe e Zn durante a gestação de cabras com um ou dois fetos. A estimativa de retenção foi baseada na diferença entre o total de cada mineral depositado no feto, útero, membranas, fluídos fetais e glândula mamária dos animais nas diferentes etapas da gestação e o total de cada mineral armazenado nas cabras vazias, utilizando-se o modelo de predição ln=A+Bx+Cx2, em que x=tempo de gestação. Os conteúdos de Na, K, Mg, S, Fe e Zn, durante as gestações de um e dois fetos foram de: 13,2 e 21,4 mg; 13,3 e 21,3 g; 2,1 e 3,7 mg; 5,5 e 9,3 mg; 575,5 e 981,0 mg; 112,6 e 164,7 mg nas gestações, resultando em exigências líquidas diárias de 0,13 e 0,11 g; 0,21 e 0,31 g; 0,06 e 0,11g; 0,17 e 0,21 g; 22,94 e 40,51 mg; 2,63 e 2,78 mg, respectivamente.This work was carried out with the purpose of evaluating the retention and the requirement of Ca e P minerals during the pregnancy of goats with one or two foetus. The estimate of retention was based in the difference between the total of each mineral stored in the foetus, uterus, membranes, fetals fluids and mammary gland of animals in the differents phases of pregnancy and the total of each mineral stored in the empty goats, using the model of prediction ln=A+Bx+Cx2, where x=time of pregnancy. The comparison of the estimative with the real values obtained show that the suggested model explained with coherence and precision the biological behavior of minerals retention during all pregnancy. The contend of Na, K, Mg, S, Fe e Zn was: 13.2 and 21.4 mg; 13.3 and 21.3 g; 2.1 and 3.7 mg; 5.5 and 9.3 mg; 575.5 and 981.0 mg; 112.6 and 164.7 mg in the pregnancy of one and two foetus, respectively, that resulted in a diary liquid requirement of 0.13 and 0.11 g; 0.21 and 0.31 g 0.06 and 0.11g; 0.17 and 0.21 g; 22.94 and 40.51 mg; 2.63 and 2.78 mg, respectively.

  18. Analysis of Fe, Ca, Ti, Ba, Ce, Zr and La element in the Sea sediment at Muria peninsula by X RF method

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    he analysis of metals (Fe, Ca, Ti, Ba, Ce, Zr and La) in the sea sediment environmental samples at Muria peninsula has been carried out with X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) method. The aim of this analysis is to know the distribution metals which accommodate the recent environmental data in supporting the license of site and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Nuclear Power Plants (NPP). Samples taken preparation and analysis based on the procedures of environmental analysis. The result analysis that contents of mayor elements in 7 sea sediment location of sampling were Ca, Ti and Fe with concentration are (6.74 – 11.69 ) %; (0.74 – 6.89 ) % and (0.45 -1.94 ) % successively; while minor elements were Ba, Ce, Zr and La with concentration are 451.4 – 1331.6 ) mg/kg; (201.8 – 427.3) mg/kg; (192.3 – 338.5) mg/kg dan (171.7 – 298.4) mg/kg. The statistic test result shows that sampling location there is a significant difference all of element with the level significant of 95 %. (author)

  19. Effects of Be, Sr, Fe and Mg interactions on the microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminum based aeronautical alloys

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    Ibrahim, Mohamed Fawzy

    The present work was carried out on a series of heat-treatable aluminum-based aeronautical alloys containing various amounts of magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), strontium (Sr) and beryllium (Be). Tensile test bars (dendrite arm spacing ~ 24mum) were solutionized for either 5 or 12 hours at 540°C, followed by quenching in warm water (60°C). Subsequently, these quenched samples were aged at 160°C for times up to 12 hours. Microstructural assessment was performed. All heat-treated samples were pulled to fracture at room temperature using a servo-hydraulic tensile testing machine. The results show that Be causes partial modification of the eutectic silicon (Si) particles similar to that reported for Mg addition. Addition of 0.8 wt.% Mg reduced the eutectic temperature by ~10°C. During solidification of alloys containing high levels of Fe and Mg, without Sr, a peak corresponding to the formation of a Be-Fe phase (Al8Fe2BeSi) was detected at 611°C. The Be-Fe phase precipitates in a script-like morphology. A new quinary eutectic-like reaction was observed to take place near the end of solidification of high Mg, high Fe, Be-containing alloys. This new reaction is composed mainly of fine particles of Si, Mg2Si, pi-Al 8Mg3FeSi6 and (Be-Fe) phases. The volume fraction of this reaction decreased with the addition of Sr. The addition of Be has a noticeable effect on decreasing the beta-phase length, or volume fraction, this effect may be limited by adding Sr. Beryllium addition also results in the precipitation of the beta-phase in a nodular form, which reduces the harmful effects of these intermetallics on the alloy mechanical properties. Increasing both Mg and Fe levels led to an increase in the amount of the pi-phase; increasing the iron content led to an increase in the volume fraction of the partially soluble beta- and pi-phases, while Mg2Si particles were completely dissolved. The beta-phase platelets were observed to undergo changes in their morphology due to the

  20. Micronutrients Fe, Zn and Ca and their relationship with anthropometric indices and dental health among children

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    Pourhashemi S.J.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Proper nutrition has an important role in the physical and psychological development of children. The aim of this survey is to compare the nutrition of a community to the recommended daily amount (RDA to determine deficiencies and present recommendations for improvement.Methods: In this cross-sectional study conducted in Tehran, Iran, 788 children, all seven years of age, were selected via cluster sampling and evaluated using standard questionnaires with a 24-hr recall regarding the frequency and type of food intake. Then by measurement of weight and height, their anthropometric and DMFT (decayed/missing/filled teeth indices were determined using the Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance, and Mann-Whitney U and chi-square tests.Results: Relative to the RDA, 23.6% of children had low intake of Ca, and 3.2% and 5.2% were deficient for Fe and Zn, respectively. Anthropometric measurements showed that 15.7% were malnourished based on weight for age, 10.5% based on height for age and 16.8% based on weight for height indices. The DMFT indices for children with dietary Ca levels under 75% of the RDA were significantly higher than those with sufficient Ca intake (P<0.001. The mean DMFT indices for dental development were 0.22 for permanent teeth (four molars; SD=0.64 and 4.64 for primary teeth (SD=3.24. We found a significant correlation between DMFT indices and low Fe intake: the DMFT indices of children with iron deficiency were much higher than those with sufficient iron intake.Conclusions: Children in Tehran do not receive enough Ca Fe and Zn from their diets. This problem causes mild malnutrition and increases the risk of dental caries.