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  1. Magnetic comparison of BaCa and BaSr substituted hexaferrite powders

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    Gonzalez-Angeles, A [Alvaro Gonzalez-Angeles, Facultad de IngenierIa, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, (UABC), Blvd. Benito Juarez s/n, Cp 21280 Mexicali, B. C. (Mexico); Lipka, J; Gruskova, A; Slama, J; Jancarik, V; Slugen, V, E-mail: gangelesa@yahoo.com.m [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, (FEEIT), Slovak University of Technology, (SUT), Ilkovicova 3, 812 19 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2010-03-01

    Results on magnetic studies of Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 12-2x}(ZnTi){sub x}O{sub 19} and Ba{sub 0.75}Ca{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 12-2x}(ZnTi){sub x}O{sub 19}, where x = 0.2 to 0.6, ferromagnetic powders prepared by mechanical alloying are discussed. The structural and magnetic properties of the resulting powders were analyzed by thermo-magnetic analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Moessbauer spectroscopy and magnetic measurements. Curie temperature, T{sub c} decreased dramatically (drop {approx} 39%) for BaCa samples, whilst for BaSr samples remained almost without change (diminution {approx} 2%) at x {<=} 0.2. SEM studies showed that all the particles present nearly hexagonal platelet shape.

  2. Ca, Sr and Ba stable isotopes reveal the fate of soil nutrients along a tropical climosequence

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    Bullen, Thomas D.; Chadwick, Oliver A.

    2016-01-01

    Nutrient biolifting is an important pedogenic process in which plant roots obtain inorganic nutrients such as phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca) from minerals at depth and concentrate those nutrients at the surface. Here we use soil chemistry and stable isotopes of the alkaline earth elements Ca, strontium (Sr) and barium (Ba) to test the hypothesis that biolifting of P has been an important pedogenic process across a soil climosequence developed on volcanic deposits at Kohala Mountain, Hawaii. The geochemical linkage between these elements is revealed as generally positive site-specific relationships in soil mass gains and losses, particularly for P, Ba and Ca, using the ratio of immobile elements titanium and niobium (Ti/Nb) to link individual soil samples to a restricted compositional range of the chemically and isotopically diverse volcanic parent materials. At sites where P is enriched in surface soils relative to abundances in deeper soils, the isotope compositions of exchangeable Ca, Sr and Ba in the shallowest soil horizons (volcanic parent materials and trend toward those of plants growing on fresh volcanic deposits. In contrast the isotope composition of exchangeable Ba in deeper soil horizons (> 10 cm depth) at those sites is consistently heavier than the volcanic parent materials. The isotope compositions of exchangeable Ca and Sr trend toward heavier compositions with depth more gradually, reflecting increasing leakiness from these soils in the order Ba soils, a simple box model demonstrates that persistence of isotopically light exchangeable Ca, Sr and Ba in the shallowest soil horizons requires that the uptake flux to plants from those near-surface layers is less than the recycling flux returned to the surface as litterfall. This observation implicates an uptake flux from an additional source which we attribute to biolifting. We view the heavy exchangeable Ba relative to soil parent values in deeper soils at sites where P is enriched in surface soils

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

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    2007-10-15

    Oct 15, 2007 ... A series of MAl2O4: Eu2+, Sm3+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) phosphors was prepared by the combustion method, and the influence of these alkaline earth metals on the structure and luminescent performances for these phosphors was investigated. A relationship was established between their composition, ...

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

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

  5. (CaA)SiO3 [A = Ba or Sr] phosphors

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    crystallization temperature of the doped calcium silicate. Influence of firing temperature on the luminescence of Eu3+ shows the maximum emission intensity in gel fired at 850°C. Photoluminescence emission peak is observed at 614 nm due to 5D0 → 7F2 transition of Eu3+ ion in (Ca, Ba) SiO3 and (Ca, Sr) SiO3 phosphors,.

  6. The role of electron correlations in the binding properties of Ca, Sr, and Ba

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    Belger, Dennis; Huesges, Zita; Voloshina, Elena; Paulus, Beate, E-mail: velena@chemie.fu-berlin.d [Institut fuer Chemie und Biochemie-Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Takustrasse 3, 14195 Berlin (Germany)

    2010-07-14

    In order to apply wavefunction-based correlation methods to solids it is necessary to have reliable Hartree-Fock (HF) results for the infinite system of interest. We performed Hartree-Fock calculations for the group 2 heavy alkali-earth metals Ca, Sr, and Ba. For that, basis sets of valence-double-{zeta} quality have been optimized for the periodic systems. In all cases small-core pseudopotentials were used to deal with the scalar-relativistic effects. We determine the cohesive energies, the equilibrium volumes and the bulk moduli of the systems at the Hartree-Fock level and compare them with experimental data as well as the results of density functional theory calculations. Relativistic effects in the case of Ba are estimated by using a non-relativistic pseudopotential. The comparative HF versus the density functional theory (DFT) study of the electronic structures of Ca, Sr, and Ba has been performed.

  7. High-pressure synthesis of the cubic perovskite BaRuO3 and evolution of ferromagnetism in ARuO3 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) ruthenates

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    Jin, C.-Q.; Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B.; Liu, Q. Q.; Zhao, J. G.; Yang, L. X.; Yu, Y.; Yu, R. C.; Katsura, T.; Shatskiy, A.; Ito, E.

    2008-01-01

    The cubic perovskite BaRuO3 has been synthesized under 18 GPa at 1,000°C. Rietveld refinement indicates that the new compound has a stretched Ru–O bond. The cubic perovskite BaRuO3 remains metallic to 4 K and exhibits a ferromagnetic transition at Tc = 60 K, which is significantly lower than the Tc ≈ 160 K for SrRuO3. The availability of cubic perovskite BaRuO3 not only makes it possible to map out the evolution of magnetism in the whole series of ARuO3 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) as a function of the ionic size of the A-site rA, but also completes the polytypes of BaRuO3. Extension of the plot of Tc versus rA in perovskites ARuO3 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) shows that Tc does not increase as the cubic structure is approached, but has a maximum for orthorhombic SrRuO3. Suppressing Tc by Ca and Ba doping in SrRuO3 is distinguished by sharply different magnetic susceptibilities χ(T) of the paramagnetic phase. This distinction has been interpreted in the context of a Griffiths' phase on the (Ca Sr)RuO3 side and bandwidth broadening on the (Sr,Ba)RuO3 side. PMID:18480262

  8. Separation of Sr from Ca, Ba and Ra by means of Ca(OH)2 and Ba(Ra)Cl2 or Ba(Ra)SO4 for the determination of radiostrontium

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    Chen, Q.J.; Hou, Xiaolin; Yu, Y.X.

    2002-01-01

    be completed. The new separation procedure has been successfully used for the determination of Sr-90 in samples with high Ca content, such as 451 of seawater and 2001 of drinking water. The analytical quality of the results is comparable to that of the traditional method using fuming nitric acid and BaCrO4...

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

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    B. Kasenov

    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.

  10. Optical and Electromagnetic Properties of LaCoO3:Li+;M2+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Fesich, I. V.; Trachevsky, V. V.; Dziazko, A. G.; Nedilko, S. A.; Melnik, A. K.

    2014-09-01

    Lanthanum cobaltates modified by alkaline-earth-metal (0.10 mol%) and lithium (0.05 mol%) ions were synthesized. The samples had an orthorhombic distorted perovskite-like structure according to x-ray diffraction phase analysis. Addition of Li+ and M2+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) to the LaCoO3 matrix was shown to increase the unit-cell parameters, the optical band width (Eg), and the average Co oxidation state (Con+). Pure and doped LaCoO3 were characterized by the presence of paramagnetic centers as isolated structural and surface Co2+ ions and adsorption complexes [Co3 + ⋯ O{2/-}]· on the surface of the oxide matrix at a concentration that increased in the order Ba > Sr > Ca. The cobaltates were found to possess Mott hopping conduction in the temperature range 77-298 K.

  11. Alkaline earth lead and tin compounds Ae2Pb, Ae2Sn, Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba, as thermoelectric materials.

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    Parker, David; Singh, David J

    2013-10-01

    We present a detailed theoretical study of three alkaline earth compounds Ca2Pb, Sr2Pb and Ba2Pb, which have undergone little previous study, calculating electronic band structures and Boltzmann transport and bulk moduli using density functional theory. We also study the corresponding tin compounds Ca2Sn, Sr2Sn and Ba2Sn. We find that these are all narrow band gap semiconductors with an electronic structure favorable for thermoelectric performance, with substantial thermopowers for the lead compounds at temperature ranges from 300 to 800 K. For the lead compounds, we further find very low calculated bulk moduli-roughly half of the values for the lead chalcogenides, suggestive of soft phonons and hence low lattice thermal conductivity. All these facts indicate that these materials merit experimental investigation as potential high performance thermoelectrics. We find good potential for thermoelectric performance in the environmentally friendly stannide materials, particularly at high temperature.

  12. First principle prediction of half-metallic ferromagnetism in zinc-blende MBi (M=Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Yao, K.L. [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China) and International Center of Materials Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang 110015 (China)]. E-mail: klyao@hust.edu.cn; Jiang, J.L. [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)]. E-mail: lianghust@126.com; Liu, Z.L. [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); State Key Lab of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Gao, G.Y. [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2006-11-27

    The first-principle calculations have been performed to investigate the zinc-blende compounds of alkaline elements with the Bi atom to find new half-metallic ferromagnets. It is found that CaBi, SrBi and BaBi are true half-metallic ferromagnets with the magnetic moment of 1{mu}{sub B}/formula unit. Their half-metallicity can be maintained within a wide range of lattice constants.

  13. Luminescence investigations of rare earth doped lead-free borate glasses modified by MO (M = Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Janek, Joanna, E-mail: janek.joanna@gmail.com; Sołtys, Marta; Żur, Lidia; Pietrasik, Ewa; Pisarska, Joanna; Pisarski, Wojciech A.

    2016-09-01

    Series of lead-free borate glasses with different oxide modifiers and lanthanide ions were prepared. The effect of oxide modifiers MO (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) on spectroscopic properties of trivalent Ln{sup 3+} (Ln = Eu, Er, Pr) were systematically investigated. Especially, the luminescence spectra of Ln{sup 3+}-doped lead-free borate glasses are presented and discussed in relation to the impact of selective components (CaO, SrO and BaO). Several spectroscopic parameters, such as the fluorescence intensity ratio R/O (Eu{sup 3+}) and measured luminescence lifetimes for the {sup 5}D{sub 0} (Eu{sup 3+}), {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} (Er{sup 3+}) and {sup 1}D{sub 2} (Pr{sup 3+}) excited states of lanthanide ions were analyzed in details. The research proved that spectroscopic properties of trivalent Ln{sup 3+} depend significantly on kind of presence oxide modifiers MO (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) in glass host matrices. - Highlights: • Luminescence of Ln{sup 3+}-doped borate glasses was presented and discussed. • Effect of glass modifiers on spectroscopic properties of rare earths was studied. • Measured luminescence lifetimes of Ln{sup 3+} (Ln = Eu, Er, Pr) were analyzed. • Luminescence intensity ratios R/O (Eu{sup 3+}) were determined.

  14. Free-electron-laser studies of the relaxation of H- and D- local modes in CaF2, SrF2, and BaF2

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    Wells, J. P. R.; Bradley, I. V.; Jones, G. D.; Pidgeon, C. R.

    2001-01-01

    We report a three-pulse, pump-probe experiment on H- and D- local modes in CaF2, SrF2, and BaF2 using the Dutch free electron laser, FELIX. The 10-K lifetimes of the H- local modes were measured as 43 +/-5, 170 +/- 15, and 212 +/- 20 ps for CaF2, SrF2, and BaF2, respectively. For D-, the

  15. Correlation of Structure, Tunable Colors, and Lifetimes of (Sr, Ca, BaAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ Phosphors

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    Qidi Xie

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available (Sr, Ca, BaAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors were prepared via a high temperature solid-state reaction method. The correlation of phase structure, optical properties and lifetimes of the phosphors are investigated in this work. For the (Sr, CaAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ phosphors, the different phase formation from monoclinic SrAl2O4 phase to hexagonal SrAl2O4 phase to monoclinic CaAl2O4 phase was observed when the Ca content increased. The emission color of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors varied from green to blue. For the (Sr, BaAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors, different phase formation from the monoclinic SrAl2O4 phase to the hexagonal BaAl2O4 phase was observed, along with a shift of emission wavelength from 520 nm to 500 nm. More interestingly, the decay time of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+changed due to the different phase formations. Lifetime can be dramatically shortened by the substitution of Sr2+ with Ba2+ cations, resulting in improving the performance of the alternating current light emitting diode (AC-LED. Finally, intense LEDs are successfully obtained by combining these phosphors with Ga(InN near UV chips.

  16. Concentrations and ratios of Sr, Ba and Ca along an estuarine river to the Gulf of Mexico - implication for sea level rise effects on trace metal distribution

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    He, S.; Xu, Y. J.

    2015-11-01

    Strontium and barium to calcium ratios are often used as proxies for tracking animal movement across salinity gradients. As sea level rise continues, many estuarine rivers in the world face saltwater intrusion, which may cause changes in mobility and distribution of these metals upstream. Despite intensive research on metal adsorption and desorption in marine systems, knowledge of the spatiotemporal distribution of these elements along estuarine rivers is still limited. In this study, we conducted an intensive monitoring of Sr and Ba dynamics along an 88 km long estuary, the Calcasieu River in South Louisiana, USA, which has been strongly affected by saltwater intrusion. Over the period from May 2013 to August 2015, we collected monthly water samples and performed in-situ water quality measurements at six sites from the upstream to the river mouth, with a salinity range from 0.02 to 29.50 ppt. Water samples were analyzed for Sr, Ba, and Ca concentrations. In-situ measurements were made on salinity, pH, water temperature, dissolved oxygen concentration, and specific conductance. We found that the Sr and Ca concentrations and the Sr / Ca ratio all increased significantly with increasing salinity. The average Sr concentration at the site closest to the Gulf of Mexico (site 6) was 46.21 μmol L-1, which was about 130 times higher than that of the site furthest upstream (site 1, 0.35 μmol L-1). The average Ca concentration at site 6 was 8.19 mmol L-1, which was about 60 times higher than that of site 1 (0.13 mmol L-1). The average Sr / Ca ratio at site 6 (8.41 mmol mol-1) was about 3 times the average Sr / Ca ratio at site 1 (2.89 mmol mol-1). However, the spatial variation in Ba concentration was marginal, varying from 0.36 μmol L-1 at site 6 to 0.47 at site 5. The average Ba / Ca ratio at site 1 (4.82 mmol mol-1) was about 54 times the average Ba / Ca ratio at site 6 (0.09 mmol mol-1), showing a clear negative relation between the Ba / Ca ratio and increasing

  17. Structural and superconducting properties of Sr for Ba substituted La1.5Nd0.5Ca1(Ba2-xSrx)Cu5Oz system

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    Bhalodia, J. A.; Mankadia, S. R.; Dalsaniya, S. M.; Okram, G. S.

    2013-06-01

    An attempt is made to investigate the effect of isovalent substitution (i. e. Sr+2 for Ba+2) and chemical pressure effect (i.e. smaller cation substitution) on the structure and superconductivity of La1.5Nd0.5Ca1(Ba2-xSrx)Cu5Oz,x = 0.0-1.0, (LNCBSCO) system. A series of LNCBSCO system has been synthesized by a solid-state reaction route. All the compounds crystallize with the tetragonal LaBa2Cu3Oz type structure with the space group P4/mmm. The structural parameters of the prepared samples are obtained using X-ray diffraction (XRD) with Rietveld analysis. The electrical properties are also carefully investigated using the four-probe temperature dependent resistivity (R-T) technique. The oxygen content is estimated through Iodometric titration. All the samples show the well superconducting behavior with decreasing Tc values ranging from 79 K to 60 K for x = 0.0 to x = 0.8. Tc exhibits a strong correlation with doping concentration. We discuss possible reasons and inherent of the Tc(x) suppression.

  18. Mechanochemical synthesis, structure, and properties of solid solutions of alkaline earth metal fluorides: Ma1-xMbxF2 (M: Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Heise, M.; Scholz, G.; Düvel, A.; Heitjans, P.; Kemnitz, E.

    2016-10-01

    The capability of mechanochemical synthesis for the formation of solid solutions of alkaline earth metal fluorides Ma1-xMbxF2 (M: Ca, Sr, Ba) was tested by fluorination of metal acetates and metal hydroxides with ammonium fluoride directly at milling. Evidence was found for a mutual substitution of cations on their lattice positions in Ca1-xSrxF2 and Ba1-xSrxF2 samples. For the Ba/Ca-system this synthesis route is only partially successful. X-ray diffraction and 19F MAS NMR spectroscopy were used to characterize all samples concerning their crystal structure and local fluorine coordination. Calculations of 19F chemical shifts with the superposition model along with probability calculations for the intensity of the individual 19F lines, performed in dependence on the molar composition of the samples, perfectly agree with the experimental findings. The fluoride ion conductivity of as-prepared samples, determined by temperature dependent DC conductivity measurements, is significantly higher than those of crystalline binary fluorides. Moreover, a higher F- ion conductivity is observed for samples with higher mixing grade in the Ca/Sr-and the Ba/Sr-systems.

  19. Rapid and efficient visible light photocatalytic dye degradation using AFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (A = Ba, Ca and Sr) complex oxides

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    Vijayaraghavan, T. [PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore 641004 (India); Suriyaraj, S.P.; Selvakumar, R. [Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore 641004 (India); Venkateswaran, R. [PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore 641004 (India); Ashok, Anuradha, E-mail: anu@psgias.ac.in [PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore 641004 (India)

    2016-08-15

    Highlights: • Alkaline earth ferrites AFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (A = Ba, Ca and Sr) were synthesized by sol–gel method. • Visible light photocatalytic activity of these ferrites were studied using congo red dye degradation. • BaFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} exhibited the best photocatalytic activity under visible light (xenon lamp) irradiation; CaFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} was the best photocatalyst under natural sun light irradiation. - Abstract: Photocatalytic activity of spinel type complex oxides has been investigated in this study. Alkaline earth ferrites AFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (A = Ba, Ca, Sr) were synthesized by sol–gel method. Structural characterizations reveal that the synthesized ferrites have orthorhombic crystal structures with different space groups and cell dimensions when they have different alkaline earth metals in their A site. All the synthesized ferrites exhibited their bandgap in the range 2.14–2.19 eV. Their photocatalytic activities were studied using congo red dye under sunlight and xenon lamp radiation. The substitution of Ba, Ca and Sr at A site of these ferrites had varying impact on dye degradation process. Under xenon lamp irradiation, BaFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} exhibited the highest percentage of dye degradation (92% after 75 min). However, CaFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} showed the fastest degradation of the dye (70% within 15 min). In the absence of irradiation, SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} showed the highest dye adsorption (44% after 75 min).

  20. Internal oxidation of ag-Y1Ba2Cu3,-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2 and -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloys, and their resulting superconducting properties. Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, -Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 gokin no naibu sanka to sono chodendo tokusei

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    Sato, M.; Numazawa, T.; Kimura, H.; Kimura, T.; Fukamachi, M. (National Research Inst. for Metals, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1994-02-20

    Concerning wire rods for magnets and materials for magnetic shielding, etc. using oxide superconducting substances, studies and development are being made for making the above materials to be composite materials using Ag. In this study, concerning the solute composition of Ag-based alloys, Y1Ba2Cu3, Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 have been selected imaging the 123 phase at the Y system, and the 2212 low Tc phase as well as the 2223 high Tc phase at the Bi system. And oxide superconducting substances have been made precipitated in Ag by internal oxidation and thermal treatment of the dissolved alloys compound of Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, Ag-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3, and its superconducting properties have been studied. Thereby electroconducting paths have been formed by the precipitated oxide superconducting substances and the critical current, though at a low value, has been attained. Also the composition of the above oxide superconducting substances has been image-analyzed from the observation result with an electron beam probe X-ray microanalyzer. With regard to the Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloy, precipitation of the single phase of the 2223 phase has not been able to obtain by thermal treatment. 11 refs., 8 figs.

  1. Structural, elastic and electronic properties of C14-type Al{sub 2}M (M=Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) Laves phases

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    Lishi, Ma; Yonghua, Duan, E-mail: duanyh@kmust.edu.cn; Runyue, Li

    2017-02-15

    The structural and mechanical properties, Debye temperatures and anisotropic sound velocities of the Laves phases Al{sub 2}M (M=Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) with C14-type structure were investigated using the first-principles corresponding calculations. The corresponding calculated structural parameters and formation enthalpies are in good agreement with the available theoretical values, and Al{sub 2}Ca has the best phase stability. The mechanical properties, including elastic constants, bulk modulus B, shear modulus G, Young’s modulus E, and Poisson ratio ν, were deduced within the Voigt-Reuss-Hill approximation. The brittleness and ductility were estimated by the values of Poisson ratio, B/G and Cauchy pressure. Moreover, the elastic anisotropy was investigated by calculating and discussing several anisotropy indexes. Finally, the electronic structures were used to illustrate the bonding characteristics of C14-Al{sub 2}M (M=Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) phases.

  2. Study on possible correlation of superconductivity with defects and superparamagnetism in undoped AFe2As2 with A =Ca, Sr and Ba

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    Zhao, Kui; Lv, Bing; Deng, Liangzi; Xue, Yuyi; Chu, Paul; High pressure low temperature lab Team

    2014-03-01

    Extensive studies have been carried out on the induction of bulk superconductivity in the Fe-pnictide 122 system with a Tc up to 38 K through doping and/or pressure. However, non-bulk superconductivity has also been detected unexpectedly in undoped AFe2As2 where A = Ca, Sr, and Ba with Tc = ~12K, ~22K and ~23K, respectively. The reason for the observation remains unknown. Recently, systematic investigation shows that highly anisotropic superconductivity with a Tc up to 49 K and superparamagnetism occur in rare-earth doped Ca122. Further examination reveals slight deviation from the 1:2:2 stoichiometry which correlates closely with the occurrence of non-bulk superconductivity and superparamagnetism in these samples. We have therefore decided to investigate systematically the stoichiometry, defects, magnetism and superconductivity in undoped AFe2As2 single crystals under different synthesis conditions where A = Ca, Sr, and Ba. Results will be presented and discussed.

  3. A = Ba, Sr or Pb

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    tion in the transmission mode. The samples were rotated ... The profiles were fitted using a pseudo-Voigt function. The Chebyshev ... Crystal data for ABi4Ti4O15 (A = Ba, Sr or Pb) at. 298 K. Formula. BaBi4Ti4O15. SrBi4Ti4O15. PbBi4Ti4O15. Formula weight. 1404⋅85. 1355⋅13. 1474⋅70. Colour. Yellow. Yellow. Yellow.

  4. Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanocrystalline A8ZnNb6O24 (A = Ba, Sr, Ca, Mg) Ceramics

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    John, Fergy; Thomas, Jijimon K.; Jacob, John; Solomon, Sam

    2017-08-01

    Nanoparticles of A8ZnNb6O24 (A = Ba, Sr, Ca, and Mg, abbreviated as BZN, SZN, CZN, and MZN) have been synthesized by an auto-igniting combustion technique and their structural and optical properties characterized. The phase purity, crystal structure, and particle size of the prepared nanopowders were examined by x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and transmission electron microscopy. The XRD results revealed that all the samples crystallized with hexagonal perovskite structure in space group P6 3 cm. The Fourier-transform infrared and Raman (FT-Raman) spectra of the samples were investigated in detail. The ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectra of the samples were also recorded and their optical bandgap energy values calculated. The nanopowders synthesized by the combustion technique were sintered to 95% of theoretical density at temperature of 1250°C for 2 h. The surface morphology of the sintered pellets was studied by scanning electron microscopy. The photoluminescence spectra of the samples showed intense emission in the blue-green region. Complex impedance analysis was used to determine the grain and grain boundary effects on the dielectric behavior of the ceramics.

  5. Hybrid density functional study of bulk titanates, ATiO3 (A=Sr, Ba, Ca, La, Sn, Pb)

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    Wadehra, Amita; Wilkins, John W.

    2013-03-01

    Perovskites have been a focus of considerable research attention due to exhibiting a variety of interesting and unique physical properties such as magnetism, ferroelectricity, superconductivity and multiferroicity. Accurate computations are needed to gain insights into the underlying physics of these complex materials. We present a systematic computational study of a series of titanates (ATiO3; A=Sr, Ba, Ca, La, Sn, Pb) using the hybrid functional HSE in density functional theory. HSE surpasses standard DFT and computes properties such as lattice constants, band gaps, structural and magnetic phases in excellent agreement with available experimental data. We also discuss the importance of spin-orbit interaction in determining the electronic structure and magnetic properties of these complex oxides. This work was supported by DOE-BES-DMS (DE-FG02-99ER45795). We used computational resources of the NERSC, supported by the U.S. DOE (DE-AC02-05CH11231), and the Ohio Supercomputing Center.

  6. The importance of passive smoking in the accumulation of Pb, Be, Ba, Mg, Ca, Sr in the children adenoid

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    Maria Gerycka

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The quality of our life is determined by the quality of the air that we breathe. Hence the influence of cigarette smoking and secondary exposure of persons within the smoking environment is significant. Previous studies have confirmed the influence of passive smoking to on the accumulation of given elements in the tonsils. The subject of the study is to determine the importance of ETS exposure for the accumulation of Pb, Be, Ba, Ca, Mg and Sr in the pharyngeal tonsils. Material and methods. The study involved 162 adenoids from boys and girls living in Tychy and Chorzów. exposed and not exposed to passive smoking. All biological samples were subjected to mineralization with nitric acid (V from Merck. The chemical composition of the samples was determined by the ICP – AES method. Results. The statistical analysis of the elements in the tonsils of children exposed and not exposed to ETS is performed taking into account as an additional criterion of distribution the place of residence and gender of the children. Conclusions. There was no significant effect of passive smoking on the increase of the examined metals in the adenoid. However the role of gender and place of residence to the process of accumulation of elements in this organ remains significant.

  7. Theoretical survey on M@C{sub 80} (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba): Behavior of different alkaline earth metal impacting the chemical stability and electronic properties

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    Cui, Jin-Bo; Guo, Yi-Jun; Li, Qiao-Zhi; Zhao, Pei; Zhao, Xiang, E-mail: xzhao@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

    2016-08-02

    Structures of mono-metallofullerenes M@C{sub 80} (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba) that separated in early experiment are determined owning the C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80} cage. The change rule of properties for M@C{sub 80} (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba) influenced by different inner metal are discussed. As the trapped metal changes from calcium to barium, performance of thermodynamic stabilities for M@C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80}, M@C{sub 2v}(31922)-C{sub 80}, and M@D{sub 5h}(31923)-C{sub 80} are significantly different. Orbital analysis suggests that the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (LUMOs) of Ca@C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80} and Ca@D{sub 5h}(31923)-C{sub 80} are mostly located on the trapped metal, whereas reduction reactions of Ca@C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80} and Ca@D{sub 5h}(31923)-C{sub 80} occur on the fullerene cage. Natural electron configuration analyses demonstrates that the decentralized electron back-donation of Ba@C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80} would take responsible for the instability of itself. Electronic properties such as electron affinities and ionization potentials are significantly affected by encapsulated metal are also found. Computational UV–visible–NIR spectra for M@C{sub 2v}(31920)-C{sub 80} (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) are in perfect accord with the spectra obtained experimentally.

  8. Structural, electronic, optical and thermoelectric investigations of antiperovskites A3SnO (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) using density functional theory

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    Hassan, M.; Shahid, A.; Mahmood, Q.

    2018-02-01

    Density functional theory study of the structural, electrical, optical and thermoelectric behaviors of very less investigated anti-perovskites A3SnO (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) is performed with FP-LAPW technique. The A3SnO exhibit narrow direct band gap, in contrast to the wide indirect band gap of the respective perovskites. Hence, indirect to direct band gap transformation can be realized by the structural transition from perovskite to anti-perovskite. The p-p hybridization between A and O states result in the covalent bonding. The transparency and maximum reflectivity to the certain energies, and the verification of the Penn's model indicate potential optical device applications. Thermoelectric behaviors computed within 200-800 K depict that Ca3SnO exhibits good thermoelectric performance than Ba3SnO and Sr3SnO, and all three operate at their best at 800 K suggesting high temperature thermoelectric device applications.

  9. Structural and photoluminescence properties of Dy3+ co-doped and Eu2+ activated MAl2O4 (M = Ba, Ca, Sr) nanophosphors

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    Dejene, F. B.; Kebede, M. A.; Redi-Abshiro, M.; Kgarebe, B. V.

    2013-09-01

    Long afterglow alkaline earth aluminates MAl2O4:Eu, Dy (M: Ca, Sr, Ba) phosphors are generally synthesized by the solid-state process which is more feasible than other conventional processes in terms of operation and large-scale production. However, the constituents of phosphors synthesized using this process are usually not mixed well, the particles agglomerates and very high temperature requirement to synthesize the final powder make it undesirable. In order to circumvent these problems, MAl2O4:Eu, Dy (Ca, Ba, Sr) phosphors were prepared at low temperatures (500 °C) by the solution-combustion of corresponding metal nitrate-urea solution mixtures, over a time of 5-10 min. In order to elucidate the relationship between the constituent, structure and PL properties product's particle size, morphological and structural properties were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), while the characteristic luminescence properties were investigated using emission spectra. The low temperature monoclinic structure for both CaAl2O4 and SrAl2O4 and the hexagonal structure of BaAl2O4 were observed. The emission spectra of these phosphors indicated that all of them are broad band, and the only emission peaks around 448, 490 and 515 nm of CaAl2O4:Eu, Dy, BaAl2O4:Eu, Dy and SrAl2O4:Eu, Dy, respectively, are due to 5d → 4f transition of Eu2+. The decay curves implied that these phosphors contain fast, medium and slow-decay process. The Dy3+ trap levels may be considered to be responsible for the long afterglow phosphorescence at room temperature.

  10. Band-gap tuning and magnetic properties of heterovalent ions (Ba, Sr and Ca) substituted BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Chauhan, Sunil, E-mail: sunilchauhanjiit@gmail.com; Kumar, Manoj; Katyal, S. C. [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida-201307 (India)

    2016-05-23

    A Comparative study of heterovalent Ba, Sr and Ca ions substitution on the structural, vibrational, optical and magnetic properties of BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles was carried out. The distorted rhombohedral structure was confirmed from both X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy techniques in pure BiFeO{sub 3} and Bi{sub 0.85}A{sub 0.15}FeO{sub 3} (A= Ba, Sr and Ca) samples. UV-Visible spectroscopy results show that the band-gap of BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles can be tuned by heterovalent ions substitution from 2.12 eV for BiFeO{sub 3} to 2.10, 2.06 and 2.03 eV for Ca, Sr and Ba substituted BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles respectively. The magnetic measurements indicate enhancement in magnetization for heterovalent A{sup 2+} substituted BiFeO{sub 3} samples and the magnetization increases with increase of ionic radius of the substituted ions.

  11. Theoretical characterization of quaternary iridium based hydrides NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr)

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    Bouras, S. [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Ghebouli, B., E-mail: bghebouli@yahoo.fr [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Benkerri, M. [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Ghebouli, M.A., E-mail: med.amineghebouli@yahoo.fr [Microelectronic Laboratory (LMSE), University of Bachir Ibrahimi, Bordj-Bou-Arreridj 34000 (Algeria); Research Unit on Emerging Materials (RUEM), University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Choutri, H. [Microelectronic Laboratory (LMSE), University of Bachir Ibrahimi, Bordj-Bou-Arreridj 34000 (Algeria); Louail, L.; Chihi, T.; Fatmi, M. [Research Unit on Emerging Materials (RUEM), University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Bouhemadou, A. [Laboratory for Developing New Materials and Their Characterization, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Khenata, R.; Khachai, H. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modélisation Mathématique, Université de Mascara, 29000 (Algeria)

    2015-01-15

    The quaternary iridium based hydrides NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) are promising candidates as hydrogen storage materials. We have studied the structural, elastic, electronic, optical and thermodynamic properties of NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) within the generalized gradient approximation, the local density approximation (LDA) and mBj in the frame of density functional perturbation theory. These alloys have a large indirect Γ–X band gap. The thermodynamic functions were computed using the phonon density of states. The origin of the possible transitions from valence band to conduction band was illustrated. By using the complex dielectric function, the optical properties such as absorption, reflectivity, loss function, refractive index and optical conductivity have been obtained. - Graphical abstract: Real and imaginary parts of the dielectric function, the absorption spectrum α(ω), reflectivity R(ω) and energy-loss spectrum L(ω). - Highlights: • NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) alloys have been investigated. • The elastic moduli, energy gaps are predicted. • The optical and thermal properties were studied.

  12. Band structure and photocatalytic activities for H{sub 2} production of ABi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} (A = Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Li, Yingxuan; Chen, Gang; Zhang, Hongjie; Lv, Zushun [Department of Applied Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2010-04-15

    A new series of layered perovskite photocatalysts, ABi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} (A = Ca, Sr, Ba), were synthesized by the conventional solid-state reaction method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-visible spectrometer. The results showed that the structure of ABi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} (A = Ca, Sr) is orthorhombic, while that of BaBi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} is tetragonal. The band gaps of CaBi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9}, SrBi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9}, and BaBi{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 9} were estimated to be 3.46, 3.43, and 3.30 eV, respectively. It was found from the electronic band structure study, using the density functional theory (DFT) with planewave basis, that the conduction bands of these photocatalysts mainly consist of Nb 4d + Bi 6p + O 2p orbitals and the valence bands are composed of hybridization with O 2p + Nb 4d + Bi 6s orbitals. The photocatalytic activities for water splitting were investigated under UV-light irradiation and indicated that these photocatalysts showed photocatalytic activity for H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} evolution from aqueous solutions containing sacrificial reagents (methanol and Ag{sup +}). (author)

  13. Effect of deformation on the electronic structure and topological properties of the AIIMg2Bi2 (AII = Mg,Ca,Sr,Ba) compounds

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    Petrov, E. K.; Silkin, I. V.; Koroteev, Yu. M.; Chulkov, E. V.

    2017-04-01

    The electronic structure and topological properties of the AIIMg2Bi2 (AII = Mg,Ca,Sr,Ba) compounds are theoretically studied with the use of exact exchange. It is found that the Mg3Bi2 compound in the equilibrium state is a semimetal, whereas three other compounds are semiconductors with a direct fundamental band gap. It is predicted that the uniaxial deformation of three-component compounds results in transitions to topologically nontrivial phases: topological insulator and topological and Dirac semimetals. Owing to such a rich variety of topologically nontrivial phases, these compounds may be of interest for further theoretical and experimental studies.

  14. Raman spectroscopy of DNA-metal complexes. I. Interactions and conformational effects of the divalent cations: Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Pd, and Cd.

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    Duguid, J.; Bloomfield, V. A.; Benevides, J.; Thomas, G. J.

    1993-01-01

    Interactions of divalent metal cations (Mg2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Sr2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, and Cd2+) with DNA have been investigated by laser Raman spectroscopy. Both genomic calf-thymus DNA (> 23 kilobase pairs) and mononucleosomal fragments (160 base pairs) were employed as targets of metal interaction in solutions containing 5 weight-% DNA and metal:phosphate molar ratios of 0.6:1. Raman difference spectra reveal that transition metal cations (Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, and Cd2+) ind...

  15. Structural and optical analysis on europium doped AZrO{sub 3} (A=Ba, Ca, Sr) phosphor for display devices application

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    Dubey, Vikas, E-mail: jsvikasdubey@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, 493661 (India); Tiwari, Neha [Department of Physics, Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur (India)

    2016-05-06

    Behavior displayed by europium doped AZrO{sub 3} phosphor which was synthesized by solid state reaction method. For synthesis of BaZrO{sub 3}, SrZrO{sub 3} and CaZrO{sub 3} phosphor with fixed concentration of europium ion was calcination at 1000°C and sintered at 1300°C following intermediate grinding. Synthesized sample was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and crystallite sized was calculated by Scherer’s formula. From PL spectra of prepared phosphors shows intense emission centred at 612nm (red emission) with high intensity for SrZrO{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}. For europium doped BaZrO{sub 3} and CaZrO{sub 3} (613nm) phosphor shows less intense PL spectra as compared to SrZrO{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}. The strong emission peak of AZrO{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} phosphor is due to forced electric dipole transition of {sup 5}D{sub 0} to {sup 7}F{sub 2} centered at 612 and 613nm. It is characteristic red emission for europium ion. The excitation spectra of AZrO{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} phosphor mainly consists of the charge transfer and (CTB) of Eu{sup 3+} located in 200–350 nm centred at 254nm. The present phosphors can act as single host for red light emission in display devices. The CIE coordinates were calculated by Spectrophotometric method using the spectral energy distribution of the AZrO{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} sample.

  16. Transport and magnetic properties of R sub 1 sub - sub x A sub x CoO sub 3. (R = La, Pr and Nd; A = Ba, Sr and Ca)

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    Masuda, H; Miyashita, T; Soda, M; Yasui, Y; Kobayashi, Y; Sato, M

    2003-01-01

    Transport and magnetic measurements have been carried out on perovskite Co-oxides R sub 1 sub - sub x A sub x CoO sub 3 (R = La, Pr, and Nd; A = Ba, Sr and Ca; 0 <= x <= 0.5: All sets of the R and A species except Nd sub 1 sub - sub x Ba sub x CoO sub 3 have been studied.). With increasing the Sr- or Ba-concentration x, the system becomes metallic ferromagnet with rather large magnetic moments. For R = Pr and Nd and A = Ca, the system approaches the metal-insulator phase boundary but does not become metallic. The magnetic moments of the Ca-doped systems measured with the magnetic field H = 0.1 T are much smaller than those of the Ba- and Sr-doped systems. The thermoelectric powers of the Ba- and Sr-doped systems decrease from large positive values of lightly doped samples to negative ones with increasing doping level, while those of Ca-doped systems remain positive. These results can be understood by considering the relationship between the average ionic radius of R sub 1 sub - sub x A sub x and the ene...

  17. Temperature-controlled down-conversion luminescence behavior of Eu3+ -doped transparent MF2 (M = Ba, Ca, Sr) glass ceramics.

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    Zhou, B; E, C Q; Bu, Y Y; Meng, L; Yan, X H; Wang, X F

    2017-03-01

    Eu3+ -doped transparent glass ceramics containing MF2 (M = Ba, Ca, Sr) nanocrystals were fabricated using a melt-quenching method, and the resulting structures were studied using X-ray diffraction. Levels 5 D1 and 5 D0 of Eu3+ ions were verified as thermally coupled levels using the fluorescence intensity ratio method. The fluorescence intensity ratios, optical temperature sensitivity and thermal quenching ratios of the transparent glass ceramics were studied as a function of temperature. With an increase in temperature, the relative sensitivity (SR ) decreased sharply at first, then slowly increased, before finally decreasing. The minimum SR values of GCBaF2 (GCB), GCCaF2 (GCC) and GCSrF2 (GCS) were 2.8 × 10-4 , 0.8 × 10-4 and 1.9 × 10-4  K-1 at 360, 269 and 319 K, respectively. Glass ceramics with an intense emission intensity can be used to convert the measured spectrum into temperature and may have an important role in temperature detectors. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Double perovskite oxides A{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6-{delta}} (A=Ca, Sr and Ba) as catalysts for methane combustion

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    Falcon, H. [Departamento de Fisicoquimica, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Instituto de Investigaciones en Fisicoquimica de Cordoba INFIQC, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Cordoba (Argentina); Barbero, J.A.; Araujo, G.; Fierro, J.L.G. [Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, CSIC, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Casais, M.T.; Martinez-Lope, M.J.; Alonso, J.A. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, CSIC, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2004-10-15

    Double perovskites of composition A{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6-{delta}} (A, alkali earths) have been prepared by soft-chemistry procedures, followed by annealing under reducing conditions (H{sub 2}/N{sub 2} flow). These materials are half metallic ferromagnets, well known for their colossal magnetoresistance properties. The samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction; temperature-programmed oxidation, specific surface measurements and XPS. The Sr compound, of tetragonal symmetry, exhibits a significant amount of oxygen vacancies, as assessed by TPO. The materials have been tested as catalysts for methane oxidation. At moderate temperatures, a significantly higher catalytic activity is observed for the Sr double perovskite, for which a 80% of conversion is reached at 800K; by contrast the Ca and Ba materials are found to display much poorer characteristics, hardly achieving 50% of conversion rate at 1000K. The much superior characteristics of Sr{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6-{delta}} are believed to be related to the presence of oxygen vacancies in the crystal structure.

  19. Computational study of electronic, optical and thermoelectric properties of X3PbO (X = Ca, Sr, Ba) anti-perovskites

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    Hassan, M.; Arshad, I.; Mahmood, Q.

    2017-11-01

    We report the structural, electronic, optical and thermoelectric (TE) properties of X3PbO (X = Ca, Sr, Ba) anti-perovskites as a function of X cations belonging to the group IIA. The computations are done by using the most recently introduced modified Becke–Johnson potential. It has been observed that the cubic lattice constant increases as the cations change from Ca to Ba, consequently, the bulk modulus reduces. The bottom of conduction band shows strong hybridization between Pb-6p, O-2p and X-s states, in contrast, valence band maxima are mainly manufactured by Pb-6p states. The anti-perovskites exhibit narrow direct band gap that show an inverse relation to the static real dielectric constants that verifies Penn’s model. In addition, the X cations induced tuning of the absorption edge in the visible and the ultraviolet energy suggest optical device applications. The computed TE parameters have been found sensitive to the X cations and have been demonstrated to be best suited for the TE devices operating at high temperatures.

  20. The coordination complex structures and hydrogen bonding in the three-dimensional alkaline earth metal salts (Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) of (4-aminophenyl)arsonic acid.

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    Smith, Graham; Wermuth, Urs D

    2017-01-01

    (4-Aminophenyl)arsonic acid (p-arsanilic acid) is used as an antihelminth in veterinary applications and was earlier used in the monosodium salt dihydrate form as the antisyphilitic drug atoxyl. Examples of complexes with this acid are rare. The structures of the alkaline earth metal (Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) complexes with (4-aminophenyl)arsonic acid (p-arsanilic acid) have been determined, viz. hexaaquamagnesium bis[hydrogen (4-aminophenyl)arsonate] tetrahydrate, [Mg(H2O)6](C6H7AsNO3)·4H2O, (I), catena-poly[[[diaquacalcium]-bis[μ2-hydrogen (4-aminophenyl)arsonato-κ(2)O:O']-[diaquacalcium]-bis[μ2-hydrogen (4-aminophenyl)arsonato-κ(2)O:O

  1. New NZP-phosphates B{sub 0.5}FeTa(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (where B - Ca, Sr, Ba)

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    Bortsova, Ye.V. [Chemical Department, Nizhni Novgorod State University, 603950 Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation); Koryttseva, A.K. [Chemical Department, Nizhni Novgorod State University, 603950 Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation)], E-mail: koak@mail.ru; Orlova, A.I. [Chemical Department, Nizhni Novgorod State University, 603950 Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation); Kurazhkovskaya, V.S. [Geological Department, Moscow State University, 119899 Moscow (Russian Federation); Kazantsev, G.N.; Samoilov, S.G. [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, 249033 Obninsk, Kaluga Region (Russian Federation); Karuchkina, Ye.A. [Chemical Department, Nizhni Novgorod State University, 603950 Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation)

    2009-05-05

    New phosphates with NaZr{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} structure of the B{sub 0.5}FeTa(PO{sub 4}){sub 3}-type (where B-Ca, Sr, Ba) are synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and IR-spectroscopy. The heating behavior of the phosphates is studied using high-temperature X-ray crystallography in the range 15-625 deg. C. The unit-cell parameters, the coefficients of thermal expansion {alpha}{sub a}, {alpha}{sub c} and their thermal expansion anisotropy |{alpha}{sub c} - {alpha}{sub a}| of the phosphates under study are determined and the dependences of these characteristics on the nature of cations are established and analyzed.

  2. Synthesis and luminescence properties of Ce{sup 3+} doped MWO{sub 4} (M=Ca, Sr and Ba) microcrystalline phosphors

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    Dabre, K.V. [Department of Physics, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Koradi, Nagpur (India); Dhoble, S.J., E-mail: sjdhoble@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India); Lochab, Jyoti [Radiotherapy Department, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi (India)

    2014-05-01

    The Ce{sup 3+} doped and undoped samples of alkali earth metal tungstate MWO{sub 4} (M=Ca, Sr, and Ba) phosphors are synthesized by a co-precipitation method in controlled pH environment. The resulting phosphors were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), photoluminescence (PL) and thermoluminescence (TL). XRD pattern and SEM micrographs reveal the formation of agglomerated microcrystalline phosphor. FTIR spectra show the strong absorption around 821 cm{sup −1} due to characteristic vibrations of (WO{sub 4}){sup 2−} complex. PL excitation spectra show broadband in the UV region having peak at 280 nm, and the emission spectrum shows broadband in the visible region with peak in the blue region. The PL emission intensity increases with Ce{sup 3+} concentration with the most effective concentration at 5 mol%. The complex TL glow curve of Ce{sup 3+} doped phosphors is deconvoluted by using a TLAnal computer program. The trap parameters obtained by TLAnal were compared with those calculated by Chen's method and a possible model for TL is discussed. - Highlights: • M{sub 1−x}WO{sub 4}:Ce{sub x} (M=Ca, Sr, and Ba) phosphors are synthesized by the co-precipitation method in controlled pH environment. • Phosphor exhibits broad emission band with maximum in the blue region. • Enhancement of PL emission intensity due to doping of Ce in a host lattice. • The complex TL glow curves were deconvoluted by TLAnal. • FTIR spectra show the main transmittance peaks related to v{sub 3} and v{sub 4} vibration modes of W–O bonds.

  3. Effect of Ca, Sr and Ba on the structure, morphology and electrical properties of (Co,Sb)-doped SnO{sub 2} varistors

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    Aguilar-Martínez, J.A., E-mail: josue.aguilarm@uanl.mx [Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Ingeniería Aeronáutica (CIIIA), Carretera a Salinas Victoria km. 2.3, C.P. 66600 Apodaca, N.L. (Mexico); Rodríguez, Edén [Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria, C.P. 66451 San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L. (Mexico); García-Villarreal, S.; Falcon-Franco, L. [Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Facultad de Metalurgia, Carr. 57, Km 4.5, C.P. 25710 Monclova, Coah. (Mexico); Hernández, M.B. [Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria, C.P. 66451 San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L. (Mexico)

    2015-03-01

    In this work, the effect of calcium (Ca), barium (Ba) and strontium (Sr) additions on the microstructure and electrical properties of SnO{sub 2}-Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 5} ceramic varistors was investigated. It was found that the calcium addition promotes densification and grain growth. Ceramics with calcium addition exhibit the lowest electric field at a fixed current density (10{sup −3} A cm{sup −2}). The addition of strontium shows a similar effect on microstructure and current-voltage characteristics. However, barium addition causes porosity increase, grain size reduction, changes in the grain morphology (from approximately equiaxed to elongated grains) and the electric field at a fixed current density showed almost no change. Consequently, Ba-containing SnO{sub 2}-based ceramics cannot be considered as attractive candidates for low-voltage varistors. - Highlights: • The calcium and Strontium addition promotes densification and grain growth. • Barium addition causes porosity increase, grain size reduction and changes in the grain morphology. • Ceramics with calcium addition exhibit the lowest electric field. • Ceramics with calcium addition can be considered as promising materials for low-voltage varistors.

  4. Color point tuning for (Sr,Ca,Ba)Si2O2N2:Eu2+ for white light LEDs

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    Bachmann, V.M.; Ronda, R.C.; Meijerink, A.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/075044986; Oeckler, O.; Schnick, W.

    2009-01-01

    Color point tuning is an important challenge for improving white light LEDs. In this paper, the possibilities of color tuning with the efficient LED phosphor Sr1-x-y-zCaxBaySi2O2N2:Euz 2+ (0 e x, y e 1; 0.005 e z e 0.16) are investigated. The emission color can be tuned in two ways: by changing Eu2+

  5. On the photo-luminescence properties of sol–gel derived undoped and Dy{sup 3+} ion doped nanocrystalline Scheelite type AMoO{sub 4} (A = Ca, Sr and Ba)

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    Jena, Paramananda [Department of Physics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014 (India); Gupta, Santosh K., E-mail: santufrnd@gmail.com [Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Natarajan, V. [Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085 (India); Padmaraj, O. [Department of Physics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014 (India); Satyanarayana, N., E-mail: nallanis2011@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014 (India); Venkateswarlu, M. [R & D Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., Karakambadi 517501, AP (India)

    2015-04-15

    Nanocrystalline Scheelite type Dy doped AMoO{sub 4} [where A = Ba, Sr and Ca] samples were prepared by acrylamide assisted sol–gel process and characterized by XRD, FT-Raman, FTIR, SEM and photoluminescence (PL). PL of undoped sample shows blue/green emission in CaMoO{sub 4} and SrMoO{sub 4} but multicolour visible emission leading to near white light in BaMoO{sub 4} nanoparticles; the origin of which is explained. It was observed that on doping 0.5 mol% of Dy{sup 3+} in molybdate samples complete energy transfer takes place in case of SrMoO{sub 4} and BaMoO{sub 4}, but host contributed substantially in Dy doped BaMoO{sub 4} sample, resulting in biexponential decay. It was also observed that symmetry around Dy{sup 3+} decreases as the size of alkaline earth ion increases. Due to combined blue, yellow and red colour emission in dysprosium doped sample; all samples showed near white light emission under UV and near UV excitation.

  6. XANES and wet-chemical analyses of the charge balance in (Hg,Pb)(Ba,Sr){sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 8+z}

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    Watanabe, T.; Kiryakov, N.; Poulsen, J.; Lee, J.M.; Chen, J.M.; Liu, R.S.; Yamauchi, H.; Karppinen, M

    2003-10-15

    Here we present the results revealed from iodometric, coulometric and cerimetric titrations and Cu L-edge and O K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure analyses of the concentration and distribution of holes in a series of polycrystalline (Hg,Pb)(Ba,Sr){sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 8+z} [(Hg,Pb)-1{sup (Ba,Sr)}223] samples. By means of oxygen-content tuning only, the average valence of copper in the pristine Hg-1{sup (Ba)}223 phase can be controlled in the range of 2.03-2.10. Substituting Hg partly with Pb increased considerably the amount of excess oxygen z in the (Hg,Pb)O{sub z} charge-reservoir block. Lead was found to enter the phase with an oxidation state higher in average than III so as to increase the positive charge at the Hg site. However, the increase in the oxygen content counter-balanced the effect of higher-valent (Pb{sup III/IV}) for lower-valent (Hg{sup II}) cation substitution such that the average CuO{sub 2}-plane hole concentration was found higher for the (Hg,Pb)-1{sup (Ba,Sr)}223 sample with T{sub c}=115 K than for the optimally doped pristine Hg-1{sup (Ba)}223 sample with T{sub c}=134.5 K.

  7. Raman spectroscopy of DNA-metal complexes. I. Interactions and conformational effects of the divalent cations: Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Pd, and Cd.

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    Duguid, J; Bloomfield, V A; Benevides, J; Thomas, G J

    1993-11-01

    Interactions of divalent metal cations (Mg2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Sr2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, and Cd2+) with DNA have been investigated by laser Raman spectroscopy. Both genomic calf-thymus DNA (> 23 kilobase pairs) and mononucleosomal fragments (160 base pairs) were employed as targets of metal interaction in solutions containing 5 weight-% DNA and metal:phosphate molar ratios of 0.6:1. Raman difference spectra reveal that transition metal cations (Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, and Cd2+) induce the greatest structural changes in B-DNA. The Raman (vibrational) band differences are extensive and indicate partial disordering of the B-form backbone, reduction in base stacking, reduction in base pairing, and specific metal interaction with acceptor sites on the purine (N7) and pyrimidine (N3) rings. Many of the observed spectral changes parallel those accompanying thermal denaturation of B-DNA and suggest that the metals link the bases of denatured DNA. While exocyclic carbonyls of dT, dG, and dC may stabilize metal ligation, correlation plots show that perturbations of the carbonyls are mainly a consequence of metal-induced denaturation of the double helix. Transition metal interactions with the DNA phosphates are weak in comparison to interactions with the bases, except in the case of Cu2+, which strongly perturbs both base and phosphate group vibrations. On the other hand, the Raman signature of B-DNA is largely unperturbed by Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+, suggesting much weaker interactions of the alkaline earth metals with both base and phosphate sites. A notable exception is a moderate perturbation by alkaline earths of purine N7 sites in 160-base pair DNA, with Ca2+ causing the greatest effect. Correlation plots demonstrate a strong interrelationship between perturbations of Raman bands assigned to ring vibrations of the bases and those of bands assigned to exocyclic carbonyls and backbone phosphodiester groups. However, strong correlations do not occur between

  8. On ternary intermetallic aurides. CaAu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}, SrAu{sub 2-x}Al{sub 2+x} and Ba{sub 3}Au{sub 5+x}Al{sub 6-x}

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    Stegemann, Frank [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Benndorf, Christopher [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Institut fuer Mineralogie, Kristallographie und Materialwissenschaften, Universitaet Leipzig (Germany); Zhang, Yuemei; Fokwa, Boniface P.T. [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA (United States); Bartsch, Manfred; Zacharias, Helmut [Physikalisches Institut, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Eckert, Hellmut [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Janka, Oliver [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany); Institut fuer Chemie, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg (Germany)

    2017-11-17

    The intermetallic compound CaAu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}, and the members of the solid solutions SrAu{sub 2-x}Al{sub 2+x} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.33) and Ba{sub 3}Au{sub 5+x}Al{sub 6-x} (x = 0, 0.14, 0.49) were synthesized from the elements in sealed tantalum ampoules. The Ca compound crystallizes with the orthorhombic ThRu{sub 2}P{sub 2} type structure, whereas the targeted SrAu{sub 2}Al{sub 2} was found to form a solid solution according to SrAu{sub 2-x}Al{sub 2+x}. For the Ba system no ''BaAu{sub 2}Al{sub 2}'' was found, however, Ba{sub 3}Au{sub 5+x}Al{sub 6-x} was discovered to crystallize in the monoclinic space group C2/c with its own structure type. The samples were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction and their crystal structures were refined on the basis of single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. All compounds were characterized furthermore by susceptibility measurements. The crystallographic aluminum sites of CaAu{sub 2}Al{sub 2} and Ba{sub 3}Au{sub 5}Al{sub 6} can be differentiated by {sup 27}Al solid state NMR spectra on the basis of their different electric field gradients, in agreement with theoretical calculations. The electron transfer from the alkaline earth metals and the aluminum atoms onto the gold atoms was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) classifying these intermetallics as aurides, in full agreement with the calculated Bader charges. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. Defect chemistry and oxygen transport of (La0.6Sr0.4 – xMx)0.99Co0.2Fe0.8O3 - ¿ M = Ca (x = 0.05, 0.1), Ba (x = 0.1, 0.2), Sr Part I: Defect chemistry

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    Dalslet, Bjarke Thomas; Dalslet, B.T.; Søgaard, Martin; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Hendriksen, Peter Vang

    2009-01-01

    This paper is the first part of a two part series, where the effects of varying the A-site dopant on the defect chemistry, the diffusion coefficient and the surface catalytic properties of the materials (La0.6Sr0.4 − xMx)0.99Co0.2Fe0.8O3 − δ, M = Sr, Ca (x = 0.05, 0.1), Ba (x = 0.1, 0.2) (LSMFC)

  10. Mechanism of superconductivity in Yb sub 1 sub - sub x Ca sub x (Ba sub 0 sub . sub 8 Sr sub O sub . sub 2) sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 6 sub + subdelta

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    Anvekar, T S; Sarode, P R; Kamat-Dalal, V N; Narlikar, Anant V

    2002-01-01

    EXAFS, X-ray Rietveld refinement and infra-red absorption measurements have been made on Yb sub 1 sub - sub x Ca sub x (Ba sub 0 sub . sub 8 Sr sub 0 sub . sub 2) sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 6 sub + subdelta in order to understand the effect of Ca doping on the local structure of planar Cu ion. The study indicates that restoration of superconductivity is due to oxidation of copper ions in the CuO sub 2 planes. (author)

  11. How does the spin-state of Co ions affect the insulator-metal transition in Bi2A2Co2O8 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba)?

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    Huang, Xiaokun; Zhang, Weiyi

    2016-11-01

    The misfit layered Bi2A2Co2O8 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) compounds experience an insulator to metal transition as A’s ionic radius increases. This feature is contradictory to the conventional wisdom that larger lattice constant favors insulating rather than metallic state, and is also difficult to be reconciled using the Anderson weak localization theory. In this paper, we show from the first-principles calculation that an insulator-metal transition takes place from a nonmagnetic low-spin state of Co3+ ions to a hexagonally arranged intermediate-spin low-spin mixed-state in CoO2 plane when ionic radius increases from Ca to Ba. The predicted low-spin state of Bi2Ca2Co2O8 and Bi2Sr2Co2O8 and intermediate-spin low-spin mixed-state of Bi2Ba2Co2O8 are consistent not only with their measured transport properties, but also with the magnetic-field suppressed specific-heat peak observed at the transition temperature. In agreement with experiments, strong electronic correlation is required to stabilize the low-spin insulator and intermediate-spin low-spin metal.

  12. Crystal structures and thermal decomposition of permanganates AE[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . n H{sub 2}O with the heavy alkaline earth elements (AE=Ca, Sr and Ba)

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    Henning, Harald; Bauchert, Joerg M.; Conrad, Maurice; Schleid, Thomas [Stuttgart Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische Chemie

    2017-10-01

    Reexamination of the syntheses and crystal structures as well as studies of the thermal decomposition of the heavy alkaline earth metal permanganates Ca[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 4 H{sub 2}O, Sr[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 3 H{sub 2}O and Ba[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} are the focus of this work. As an alternative to the very inelegant Muthmann method, established for the synthesis of Ba[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} a long time ago, we employed a cation-exchange column loaded with Ba{sup 2+} cations and passed through an aqueous potassium-permanganate solution. We later used this alternative also with strontium- and calcium-loaded columns and all the compounds synthesized this way were indistinguishable from the products of the established methods. Ca[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 4 H{sub 2}O exhibiting [CaO{sub 8}] polyhedra crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pccn with the lattice parameters a=1397.15(9), b=554.06(4) and c=1338.97(9) pm with Z=4, whereas Sr[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 3 H{sub 2}O with [SrO{sub 10}] polyhedra adopts the cubic space group P2{sub 1}3 with a=964.19(7) pm and Z=4. So the harder the AE{sup 2+} cation, the higher its demand for hydration in aqueous solution. Consequently, the crystal structure of Ba[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} in the orthorhombic space group Fddd with a=742.36(5), b=1191.23(7) and c=1477.14(9) pm with Z=8 lacks any crystal water, but contains [BaO{sub 12}] polyhedra. During the thermal decomposition of Ca[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 4 H{sub 2}O, the compound expels up to two water molecules of hydration, before the crystal structure collapses after the loss of the third H{sub 2}O molecule at 157 C. The crystal structure of Sr[MnO{sub 4}]{sub 2} . 3 H{sub 2}O breaks down after the expulsion of the third water molecule as well, but this already occurs at 148 C. For both the calcium and the strontium permanganate samples, orthobixbyite-type α-Mn{sub 2}O{sub 3} and the oxomanganates(III,IV) AEMn{sub 3}O{sub 6} (AE=Ca and Sr) remain as final decomposition products at 800 C

  13. Investigation of the structural, electronic and optical properties of the cubic RbMF{sub 3} perovskites (M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) using modified Becke-Johnson exchange potential

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    Sandeep, E-mail: sndp.chettri@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 796004 (India); Rai, D.P. [Department of Physics, Pachhunga University College, Mizoram University, 796001 (India); Shankar, A. [Department of Physics, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, 734013 (India); Ghimire, M.P. [Condensed Matter Physics Research Center, Butwal-13, Rupandehi, Lumbini (Nepal); IFW-Dresden, Helmholtzstraße 20, D-01069, Dresden (Germany); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique de la Mati´ere et de Modélisation Mathématique LPQ3M, Université de Mascara, Mascara, 29000 (Algeria); Bin Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh, 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Syrotyuk, S.V. [Semiconductor Electronics Department, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, 79013 (Ukraine); Thapa, R.K. [Department of Physics, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 796004 (India)

    2017-05-01

    The structural, electronic and optical properties of the cubic RbMF{sub 3} perovskites (M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) have been investigated using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method. The exchange and correlation potential was applied using the generalized gradient approximation for calculating the structural properties In addition, the modified Becke-Johnson (TB-mBJ) potential was used for calculating the electronic and optical properties. It was found that the lattice constant increases while the bulk modulus decreases with the change of cation (M) in going from Be to Ba in the RbMF{sub 3} perovskites (M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba). The reflectivity and absorption properties were also studied using the mBJ method to understand the inter-band transitions and their possible applications in absorption devices in the UV-region. - Highlights: • Closer estimate of the band-gaps of RbMF{sub 3} with experimental results using GGA and mBJ results predicting them to be absorption devices and substrates for thin film growth. • The RbMF{sub 3} were also found to be potential candidate for in absorption devices in UV-region which were correlated to their calculated optical properties. • The materials are transparent, so may be used as substrates for thin film growth, for the optoelectric applications.

  14. Mixed ligand complexes of alkaline earth metals: Part XII. Mg(II, Ca(II, Sr(II and Ba(II complexes with 5-chlorosalicylaldehyde and salicylaldehyde or hydroxyaromatic ketones

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    MITHLESH AGRAWAL

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available The reactions of alkaline earth metal chlorides with 5-chlorosalicylaldehyde and salicylaldehyde, 2-hydroxyacetophenone or 2-hydroxypropiophenone have been carried out in 1 : 1 : 1 mole ratio and the mixed ligand complexes of the type MLL’(H2O2 (where M = Mg(II, Ca(II, Sr(II and Ba(II, HL = 5-chlorosalicylaldehyde and HL’ = salicylaldehyde, 2-hydroxyacetophenone or 2-hydroxypropiophenone have been isolated. These complexes were characterized by TLC, conductance measurements, IR and 1H-NMR spectra.

  15. How does the spin-state of Co ions affect the insulator-metal transition in Bi2A2Co2O8 (A?=?Ca, Sr, Ba)?

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    Xiaokun Huang; Weiyi Zhang

    2016-01-01

    The misfit layered Bi2A2Co2O8 (A?=?Ca, Sr, Ba) compounds experience an insulator to metal transition as A?s ionic radius increases. This feature is contradictory to the conventional wisdom that larger lattice constant favors insulating rather than metallic state, and is also difficult to be reconciled using the Anderson weak localization theory. In this paper, we show from the first-principles calculation that an insulator-metal transition takes place from a nonmagnetic low-spin state of Co3+...

  16. Raman spectroscopy of DNA-metal complexes. II. The thermal denaturation of DNA in the presence of Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, and Cd2+.

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    Duguid, J G; Bloomfield, V A; Benevides, J M; Thomas, G J

    1995-01-01

    Differential scanning calorimetry, laser Raman spectroscopy, optical densitometry, and pH potentiometry have been used to investigate DNA melting profiles in the presence of the chloride salts of Ba2+, Sr2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, and Cd2+. Metal-DNA interactions have been observed for the molar ratio [M2+]/[PO2-] = 0.6 in aqueous solutions containing 5% by weight of 160 bp mononucleosomal calf thymus DNA. All of the alkaline earth metals, plus Mn2+, elevate the melting temperature of ...

  17. Effects of M2+ (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba Addition on Crystallization and Microstructure of SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-B2O3-K2O-F Glass

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    Mrinmoy Garai

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In understanding the effect of K+ substitution by M2+ (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba on crystallization and microstructural properties of boroaluminosilicate glass system, the SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-B2O3-MgF2-K2O-Li2O-AlPO4 glasses were prepared by single-step melt-quenching at 1500°C. Density of base glass (2.64 g·cm−3 is found to be decreased in presence of CaO and SrO. Tg is increased by 5–10°C and Td decreased by 13–20°C on addition of M2+. The variation of Tg, Td and decrease of thermal expansion (CTE from 7.55 to 6.67–6.97 (×10−6/K, at 50–500°C in substituting K+ by M2+ are attributed to the higher field-strength of Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+. Opaque mica glass-ceramics were derived from the transparent boroaluminosilicate glasses by controlled heat treatment at 1050°C (duration = 4 h; and the predominant crystalline phase was identified as fluorophlogopite (KMg3AlSi3O10F2 by XRD and FTIR study. Glass-ceramic microstructure reveals that the platelike mica flake crystals predominate in presence of K2O and CaO but restructured to smaller droplet like spherical shaped mica on addition of SrO and BaO. Wide range of CTE values (9.54–13.38 × 10−6/K at 50–800°C are obtained for such glass-ceramics. Having higher CTE value after crystallization, the CaO containing SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-B2O3-MgF2-K2O-Li2O-AlPO4 glass can be useful as SOFC sealing material.

  18. Photoluminescence and phosphorescence properties of MAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Eu{sup 2+}, Dy{sup 3+} (M=Ca, Ba, Sr) phosphors prepared at an initiating combustion temperature of 500 deg. C

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    Mothudi, B.M., E-mail: mothudibm@qwa.uovs.ac.z [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, ZA 9300 (South Africa); Ntwaeaborwa, O.M. [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, ZA 9300 (South Africa); Botha, J.R. [Department of Physics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, ZA 6031 (South Africa); Swart, H.C., E-mail: swarthc.sci@ufs.ac.z [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, ZA 9300 (South Africa)

    2009-12-01

    Eu{sup 2+} and Dy{sup 3+} co-doped calcium aluminate, barium aluminate and strontium aluminate phosphors were synthesized at an initiating combustion temperature of 500 deg. C using urea as an organic fuel. The crystallinity of the phosphors was investigated by using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the morphology was determined by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The low temperature monoclinic structure for both CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and the hexagonal structure of BaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} were observed. The effect of the host materials on the photoluminescence (PL) and phosphorescence properties were investigated by using a He-Cd Laser and a Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer, respectively. The broad band emission spectra observed at 449 nm for CaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Eu{sup 2+}, Dy{sup 3+}, 450 nm (with a shoulder-peak at 500 nm) for BaAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Eu{sup 2+}, Dy{sup 3+} and 528 nm for SrAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Eu{sup 2+}, Dy{sup 3+} are attributed to the 4f{sup 6}5d{sup 1} to 4f{sup 7} transition in the Eu{sup 2+} ion in the different hosts.

  19. Synthesis, spectroscopic and thermal studies of Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II) and Ba(II) diclofenac sodium complexes as anti-inflammatory drug and their protective effects on renal functions impairment and oxidative stress

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    El-Megharbel, Samy M.; Hamza, Reham Z.; Refat, Moamen S.

    2015-01-01

    The main task of our present study is the preparation of newly complexes of Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II) and Ba(II) with diclofenac which succeeded to great extent in alleviating the side effects of diclofenac alone and ameliorating the kidney function parameters and antioxidant capacities with respect to diclofenac treated group alone. The Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II) and Ba(II) with diclofenac have been synthesized and characterized using infrared, electronic and 1H NMR spectral, thermogravimetric and conductivity measurements. The diclofenac ligand has been found to act as bidentate chelating agent. Diclofenac complexes coordinate through the oxygen's of the carboxyl group. The molar ratio chelation is 1:2 (M2+-dic) with general formula [M(dic)2(H2O)2]ṡnH2O. Antibacterial screening of the alkaline earth metal complexes against Escherichia coli (Gram - ve), Bacillus subtilis (Gram + ve) and anti-fungal (Asperagillus oryzae, Asperagillus niger, Asperagillus flavus) were investigated. The kidney functions in male albino rats were ameliorated upon treatment with metal complexes of dic, which are represented by decreasing the levels of urea and uric acid to be located within normal values. The other looks bright spot in this article is the assessment of antioxidant defense system including SOD, CAT and MDA with the help of Sr2+, Mg2+ and Ca2+-dic complexes. The hormones related to kidney functions and stresses have been greatly ameliorated in groups treated with dic complexes in comparable with dic treated group.

  20. Chemical stabilization and high pressure synthesis of Ba-free Hg-based superconductors, (Hg,M)Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub y}(N=1{approximately}3)

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    Kishio, K. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)]|[Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Shimoyama, J.; Hahakura, S. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)] [and others

    1994-12-31

    A homologous series of new Hg-based HTSC compounds, (Hg,M)Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub y} with n=1 to 3, have been synthesized. The stabilization of the pure phases have been accomplished by chemical doping of third elements such as M=Cr, Mo and Re. While the Hg1201(n=1) phase was readily obtained in this way, it was necessary to simultaneously dope Y into the Ca site to stabilize the Hg1212(n=2) phase. On the other hand, single-phase Y-free Hg1212(n=2) and Hg1223(n=3) samples were synthesized only under a high pressure of 6 GPa. In sharp contrast to the Ba-containing compounds, all the samples prepared in the present study have been quite stable during the synthesis and no deterioration in air has been observed after the preparation.

  1. Metaheuristics-Assisted Combinatorial Screening of Eu2+-Doped Ca-Sr-Ba-Li-Mg-Al-Si-Ge-N Compositional Space in Search of a Narrow-Band Green Emitting Phosphor and Density Functional Theory Calculations.

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    Lee, Jin-Woong; Singh, Satendra Pal; Kim, Minseuk; Hong, Sung Un; Park, Woon Bae; Sohn, Kee-Sun

    2017-08-21

    A metaheuristics-based design would be of great help in relieving the enormous experimental burdens faced during the combinatorial screening of a huge, multidimensional search space, while providing the same effect as total enumeration. In order to tackle the high-throughput powder processing complications and to secure practical phosphors, metaheuristics, an elitism-reinforced nondominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II), was employed in this study. The NSGA-II iteration targeted two objective functions. The first was to search for a higher emission efficacy. The second was to search for narrow-band green color emissions. The NSGA-II iteration finally converged on BaLi2Al2Si2N6:Eu2+ phosphors in the Eu2+-doped Ca-Sr-Ba-Li-Mg-Al-Si-Ge-N compositional search space. The BaLi2Al2Si2N6:Eu2+ phosphor, which was synthesized with no human intervention via the assistance of NSGA-II, was a clear single phase and gave an acceptable luminescence. The BaLi2Al2Si2N6:Eu2+ phosphor as well as all other phosphors that appeared during the NSGA-II iterations were examined in detail by employing powder X-ray diffraction-based Rietveld refinement, X-ray absorption near edge structure, density functional theory calculation, and time-resolved photoluminescence. The thermodynamic stability and the band structure plausibility were confirmed, and more importantly a novel approach to the energy transfer analysis was also introduced for BaLi2Al2Si2N6:Eu2+ phosphors.

  2. Effects of Ca-dopant on the pyroelectric, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of (Sr 0.6Ba 0.4) 4Na 2Nb 10O 30 ceramics

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    Yao, Yingbang

    2012-12-01

    Calcium-doped sodium strontium barium niobate (SBNN, (Sr 0.6Ba 0.4) 4-xCa xNa 2Nb 10O 30, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) ceramics were prepared by a conventional solid-state reaction method. SBNN showed \\'filled\\' tetragonal tungsten-bronze structure with fully occupied A-sites. The tetragonal structure, as revealed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy, was not affected by the Ca-dopant. Effects of Ca-doping concentration on the phase transitions as well as ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of the SBNN ceramics were investigated. From the dielectric studies, two anomalies were observed, namely, a sharp normal ferroelectric transition at 260 °C and a broad maximum at round -110 °C. The later was affected by the Ca-doping concentration and its origin was discussed. At x = 0.3, the sample exhibited the highest pyroelectric coefficient of 168 μC/m 2 K and the largest piezoelectric coefficient (d 33) of 63 pC/N at room temperature. On the basis of our results, the pyroelectric properties of the SBNN were improved by Ca-doping. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Spectroscopic, Elemental and Thermal Analysis, and Positron Annihilation Studies on Ca(II), Sr(II), Ba(II), Pb(II), and Fe(III) Penicillin G Potassium Complexes

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    Refat, M. S.; Sharshara, T.

    2015-11-01

    The [Pb(Pin)2] · 3H2O, [M(Pin)(H2O)2(Cl)] · nH2O (M = SrII, CaII or BaII; n = 0-1), and [Fe(Pin)2(Cl)(H2O)] · H2O penicillin G potassium (Pin) complexes were synthesized and characterized using elemental analyses, molar conductivity, thermal analysis and electronic spectroscopy techniques. The positron annihilation lifetime (PAL) and Doppler broadening (DB) techniques have been employed to probe the defects and structural changes of Pin ligand and its complexes. The PAL and DB line-shape parameters were discussed in terms of the structure, molecular weight, ligand-metal molar ratio, and other properties of the Pin complexes.

  4. Improvement of critical current density in thallium-based (Tl,Bi)Sr{sub 1.6}Ba{sub 0.4}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconductors

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    Ren, Z.F.; Wang, C.A.; Wang, J.H. [State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY (United States)] [and others

    1994-12-31

    Epitaxial (Tl,Bi)Sr{sub 1.6}Ba{sub 0.4}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (Tl,Bi)-1223 thin films on (100) single crystal LaAlO{sub 3} substrates were synthesized by a two-step procedure. Phase development, microstructure, and relationships between film and substrate were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Resistance versus temperature, zero-field-cooled and field-cooled magnetization, and transport critical current density (J{sub c}) were measured. The zero-resistance temperature was 105-111 K. J{sub c} at 77 K and zero field was > 2 x 10{sup 6} A/cm{sup 2}. The films exhibited good flux pinning properties.

  5. Fluorine-ion conductivity of different technological forms of solid electrolytes R 1- y M y F3- y (LaF3 Type ) ( M = Ca, Sr, Ba; R Are Rare Earth Elements)

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    Sorokin, N. I.; Sobolev, B. P.

    2016-05-01

    We have investigated the conductivity of some representatives of different technological forms of fluoride-conducting solid electrolytes R 1- y M y F3- y ( M = Ca, Sr, Ba; R are rare earth elements) with an LaF3 structure: single crystals, cold- and hot-pressing ceramics based on a charge prepared in different ways (mechanochemical synthesis, solid-phase synthesis, and fragmentation of single crystals), polycrystalline alloys, etc. It is shown (by impedance spectroscopy), that different technological forms of identical chemical composition ( R, M, y) exhibit different electrical characteristics. The maximum conductivity is observed for the single-crystal form of R 1- y M y F3- y tysonite phases, which provides (in contrast to other technological forms) the formation of true volume ion-conducting characteristics.

  6. Studies on up/down-conversion emission of Yb3+ sensitized Er3+ doped MLa2(MoO4)4 (M = Ba, Sr and Ca) phosphors for thermometry and optical heating

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    Sinha, Shriya; Kumar, Kaushal

    2018-01-01

    The photoluminescence properties of Yb3+ sensitized Er3+ doped BaLa2(MoO4)4, SrLa2(MoO4)4 and CaLa2(MoO4)4 phosphors synthesized via hydrothermal method are investigated upon 980 nm and 380 nm light excitations. The phase, purity, and morphology of the samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Field emission scanning electron microscope. Among these three phosphors, the strongest emission intensity is seen in BaLa2(MoO4)4: Er3+/Yb3+ through both the 980 nm and 380 nm light excitations and is explained by the lifetime measurement of 4S3/2 level of Er3+ ion. Temperature sensing measurements were performed by using the fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) of green emission bands originated from the two thermally coupled 2H11/2 → 4I15/2 and 4S3//2 → 4I15/2 transitions of Er3+ and maximum temperature sensitivity of 1.05% K-1 at 305 K is found for BLa2(MoO4)4: Er3+/Yb3+ sample. Moreover, the laser induced heating is measured in the samples and the maximum temperature of the sample particles is calculated as 422 K at 76 W/cm2 in BaLa2(MoO4)4: Er3+/Yb3+, pointing out large amount of heat generation in such phosphors. The BaLa2(MoO4)4: Er3+/Yb3+ also exhibits higher photothermal conversion efficiency of 46.7%.

  7. Defect chemistry and oxygen transport of (La0.6Sr0.4 − xMx)0.99Co0.2Fe0.8O3 − δ, M = Ca (x = 0.05, 0.1), Ba (x = 0.1, 0.2), Sr: Part II: Oxygen transport

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    Dalslet, Bjarke Thomas; Søgaard, Martin; Hendriksen, Peter Vang

    2009-01-01

    This paper is the second part of a two part series, where the effects of varying the A-site dopant on the defect chemistry and transport properties of the materials (La0.6Sr0.4 − xMx)0.99Co0.2Fe0.8O3 − δ, M = Sr, Ca (x = 0.05, 0.1), Ba (x = 0.1, 0.2) (LSMFC) have been investigated. In part I......, the findings on the defect chemistry were reported, while the oxygen transport properties are reported here in part II. In the investigated material series, the amount of divalent dopant has been kept constant, while Sr ions have been substituted with Ca ions (smaller ionic radius) or Ba ions (larger ionic...... radius). The size difference induces different strains into the crystal structure in each composition. The possibility of simple relationships between various crystal strain parameters and the transport properties were analyzed. Oxygen pump controlled permeation experiments and a surface sensitive...

  8. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of Bi0.8A0.2FeO3 (A = La, Ca, Sr, Ba multiferroics using neutron diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy

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    Full Text Available Bi0.8A0.2FeO3 (A = La, Ca, Sr, Ba multiferroics were studied using x-ray, neutron diffraction and magnetization techniques. All the samples crystallized in rhombohedral structure with space group R3c. The compounds exhibit antiferromagnetic (AFM ordering at 300 K and no evidence of further structural or magnetic transition was observed on lowering of temperature below it. The magnetic structure of these substituted compounds are found to be collinear G-type AFM structure as against the non collinear incommensurate magnetic structure reported in the case of parent compound. The moments on Fe at 6 K are aligned along the a-axis in the case of Ca-doped sample. With increase in the ionic radii of dopant, the moments are found to be aligned in the ac plane and the angle of tilt away from the a-axis increases. The observed change in the magnetic structure with substitution is attributed to the intrinsic structural distortion as evidenced by the change in the bond angle (Fe-O-Fe and bond distances (Bi-O, Fe-O. It has been found that heterovalent substitution A2+ results in the formation of oxygen vacancies in the parent lattices as the possibility of Fe4+ ruled out by Mössbauer spectra recorded at room temperature. Higher value of remnant magnetization (0.4187 emu/g and coercivity (4.7554kOe is observed in Bi0.8Ba0.2FeO3 sample in comparison to other substituted samples revealing a strong correlation between ionic radii and magnetization.

  9. Synthesis of bimetallic trifluoroacetates through a crystallochemical investigation of their monometallic counterparts: the case of (A, A')(CF3COO)2·nH2O (A, A' = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn).

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    Dulani Dhanapala, B; Mannino, Natalie A; Mendoza, Laura M; Tauni Dissanayake, K; Martin, Philip D; Suescun, Leopoldo; Rabuffetti, Federico A

    2017-01-31

    Owing to their potential as single-source precursors for compositionally complex materials, there is growing interest in the rational design of multimetallic compounds containing fluorinated ligands. In this work, we show that chemical and structural principles for a materials-by-design approach to bimetallic trifluoroacetates can be established through a systematic investigation of the crystal-chemistry of their monometallic counterparts. A(CF3COO)2·nH2O (A = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn) monometallic trifluoroacetates were employed to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach. The crystal-chemistry of monometallic trifluoroacetates was mapped using variable-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, and thermal analysis. The evolution with temperature of the previously unknown crystal structure of Mg(CF3COO)2·4H2O was found to be identical to that of Mn(CF3COO)2·4H2O. More important, the flexibility of Mnx(CF3COO)2x·4H2O (x = 1, 3) to adopt two structures, one isostructural to Mg(CF3COO)2·4H2O, the other isostructural to Ca3(CF3COO)6·4H2O, enabled the synthesis of Mg-Mn and Ca-Mn bimetallic trifluoroacetates. Mg0.45Mn0.55(CF3COO)2·4H2O was found to be isostructural to Mg(CF3COO)2·4H2O and exhibited isolated metal-oxygen octahedra with Mg2+ and Mn2+ nearly equally distributed over the metal sites (Mg/Mn: 45/55). Ca1.72Mn1.28(CF3COO)6·4H2O was isostructural to Ca3(CF3COO)6·4H2O and displayed trimers of metal-oxygen corner-sharing octahedra; Ca2+ and Mn2+ were unequally distributed over the central (Ca/Mn: 96/4) and terminal (Ca/Mn: 38/62) octahedral sites.

  10. Raman spectroscopy of DNA-metal complexes. II. The thermal denaturation of DNA in the presence of Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, and Cd2+.

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    Duguid, J G; Bloomfield, V A; Benevides, J M; Thomas, G J

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    Differential scanning calorimetry, laser Raman spectroscopy, optical densitometry, and pH potentiometry have been used to investigate DNA melting profiles in the presence of the chloride salts of Ba2+, Sr2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, and Cd2+. Metal-DNA interactions have been observed for the molar ratio [M2+]/[PO2-] = 0.6 in aqueous solutions containing 5% by weight of 160 bp mononucleosomal calf thymus DNA. All of the alkaline earth metals, plus Mn2+, elevate the melting temperature of DNA (Tm > 75.5 degrees C), whereas the transition metals Co2+, Ni2+, and Cd2+ lower Tm. Calorimetric (delta Hcal) and van't Hoff (delta HVH) enthalpies of melting range from 6.2-8.7 kcal/mol bp and 75.6-188.6 kcal/mol cooperative unit, respectively, and entropies from 17.5 to 24.7 cal/K mol bp. The average number of base pairs in a cooperative melting unit () varied from 11.3 to 28.1. No dichotomy was observed between alkaline earth and transition DNA-metal complexes for any of the thermodynamic parameters other than their effects on Tm. These results complement Raman difference spectra, which reveal decreases in backbone order, base unstacking, distortion of glycosyl torsion angles, and rupture of hydrogen bonds, which occur after thermal denaturation. Raman difference spectroscopy shows that transition metals interact with the N7 atom of guanine in duplex DNA. A broader range of interaction sites with single-stranded DNA includes ionic phosphates, the N1 and N7 atoms of purines, and the N3 atom of pyrimidines. For alkaline earth metals, very little interaction was observed with duplex DNA, whereas spectra of single-stranded complexes are very similar to those of melted DNA without metal. However, difference spectra reveal some metal-specific perturbations at 1092 cm-1 (nPO2-), 1258 cm-1 (dC, dA), and 1668 cm-1 (nC==O, dNH2 dT, dG, dC). Increased spectral intensity could also be observed near 1335 cm-1 (dA, dG) for CaDNA. Optical densitometry, employed to detect DNA

  11. Physicochemical impact studies of gamma rays on "aspirin" analgesics drug and its metal complexes in solid form: Synthesis, spectroscopic and biological assessment of Ca(II), Mg(II), Sr(II) and Ba(II) aspirinate complexes

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Sharshar, T.; Elsabawy, Khaled M.; Heiba, Zein K.

    2013-09-01

    Metal aspirinate complexes, M2(Asp)4, where M is Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II) or Ba(II) are formed by refluxed of aspirin (Asp) with divalent non-transition metal ions of group (II) and characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic measurements (infrared, electronic, 1H NMR, Raman, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy). Elemental analysis of the chelates suggests the stoichiometry is 1:2 (metal:ligand). Infrared spectra of the complexes agree with the coordination to the central metal atom through three donation sites of two oxygen atoms of bridge bidentate carboxylate group and oxygen atom of sbnd Cdbnd O of acetyl group. Infrared spectra coupled with the results of elemental analyzes suggested a distorted octahedral structure for the M(II) aspirinate complexes. Gamma irradiation was tested as a method for stabilization of aspirin as well as their complexes. The effect of gamma irradiation, with dose of 80 Gy, on the properties of aspirinate complexes was studied. The aspirinate chelates have been screened for their in vitro antibacterial activity against four bacteria, gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and two strains of fungus (Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans). The metal chelates were shown to possess more antibacterial activity than the free aspirin chelate.

  12. Dielectric and pyroelectric properties of poled Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Cao, Sheng; Mao, Chaoliang; Yao, Chunhua; Liu, Wei; Li, Kui; Cao, Fei; Dong, Xianlin; Wang, Genshui [Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 DingXi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China)

    2011-05-15

    Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} ceramics were prepared by solid-state reaction technique and the dielectric and pyroelectric properties of poled specimens were systemically investigated. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss at Curie temperature for the poled specimens were 11 273 and 0.0152, respectively. The pyroelectric coefficient maximum about 40 x 10{sup -8} C cm{sup -2} K{sup -1} was detected and the figure of merit (F{sub d}) maximum about 9.77 x 10{sup -5} Pa{sup -1/2} was obtained when 800 V mm{sup -1} bias field was applied on the poled specimens. Based on the dielectric and pyroelectric data, the behaviors of the intrinsic pyroelectric response and the field induced pyroelectric response under DC bias field were also discussed. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  13. Electric-field control of electronic transport properties and enhanced magnetoresistance in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/0.5BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3-0.5Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3 lead-free multiferroic structures

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    Yan, Jian-Min; Gao, Guan-Yin; Liu, Yu-Kuai; Wang, Fei-Fei; Zheng, Ren-Kui

    2017-10-01

    We report the fabrication of lead-free multiferroic structures by depositing ferromagnetic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO) polycrystalline films on polished 0.5BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3-0.5Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3 (BZT-BCT) piezoelectric ceramic substrates. By applying electric fields to the BZT-BCT along the thickness direction, the resistivity of LSMO films can be effectively manipulated via the piezoelectric strain of the BZT-BCT. Moreover, the LSMO polycrystalline films exhibit almost temperature independent and significantly enhanced magnetoresistance (MR) below TC. At T = 2 K and H = 8 T, the MR of polycrystalline films is approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of LSMO epitaxial films grown on (LaAlO3)0.3(SrAl1/2Ta1/2O3)0.7 single-crystal substrates. The enhanced MR mainly results from the spin-polarized tunneling of charge carriers across grain boundaries. The LSMO/BZT-BCT structures with electric-field controllable modulation of resistivity and enhanced MR effect may have potential applications in low-energy consumption and environmentally friendly electronic devices.

  14. Localization of CaSR antagonists in CaSR-expressing medullary thyroid cancer.

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    Ding, Haiming; Yusof, Adlina Mohd; Kothandaraman, Shankaran; Saji, Motoyasu; Wang, Chaojie; Kumar, Krishan; Milum, Keisha; Carleton, Michelle; Pan, Xueliang; Ringel, Matthew D; Tweedle, Michael F; Phay, John E

    2013-11-01

    Image-based localization of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and parathyroid glands would improve the surgical outcomes of these diseases. MTC and parathyroid glands express high levels of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR). The aim of this study was to prove the concept that CaSR antagonists specifically localize to CaSR-expressing tumors in vivo. We synthesized two isomers of a known CaSR calcilytic, Calhex 231, and four new analogs, which have a favorable structure for labeling. Their antagonistic activity was determined using immunoblots demonstrating decreased ERK1/2 phosphorylation after calcium stimulation in human embryonic kidney cells overexpressing CaSR. Compound 9 was further radiolabeled with (125)I and evaluated in nude mice with and without heterotransplanted xenografts of MTC cell lines, TT and MZ-CRC-1, that do and do not express CaSR, respectively. Two newly synthesized compounds, 9 and 11, exhibited better antagonistic activity than Calhex 231. The half-life of (125)I-compound 9 in nude mice without xenografts was 9.9 hours. A biodistribution study in nude mice bearing both tumors demonstrated that the uptake of radioactivity in TT tumors was higher than in MZ-CRC-1 tumors at 24 hours: 0.39 ± 0.24 vs 0.18 ± 0.12 percentage of injected dose per gram of tissue (%ID/g) (P = .002), with a ratio of 2.25 ± 0.62. Tumor-to-background ratios for TT tumors, but not MZ-CRC-1 tumors, increased with time. Tumor-to-blood values increased from 2.02 ± 0.52 at 1 hour to 3.29 ± 0.98 at 24 hour (P = .015) for TT tumors, and 1.7 ± 0.56 at 1 hour to 1.48 ± 0.33 at 24 hour (P = .36) for MZ-CRC-1 tumors. Our new CaSR antagonists specifically inhibit CaSR function in vitro, preferentially localize to CaSR-expressing tumors in vivo, and therefore have the potential to serve as scaffolds for further development as imaging pharmaceuticals.

  15. SR-targeted CaMKII inhibition improves SR Ca2+ handling, but accelerates cardiac remodeling in mice overexpressing CaMKIIδC

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    Huke, Sabine; DeSantiago, Jaime; Kaetzel, Marcia A.; Mishra, Shikha; Brown, Joan H.; Dedman, John R.; Bers, Donald M.

    2010-01-01

    Cardiac myocyte overexpression of CaMKIIδC leads to cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure (HF) possibly caused by altered myocyte Ca2+ handling. A central defect might be the marked CaMKII-induced increase in diastolic sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ leak which decreases SR Ca2+ load and Ca2+ transient amplitude. We hypothesized that inhibition of CaMKII near the SR membrane would decrease the leak, improve Ca2+ handling and prevent the development of contractile dysfunction and HF. To test this hypothesis we crossbred CaMKIIδC overexpressing mice (CaMK) with mice expressing the CaMKII-inhibitor AIP targeted to the SR via a modified phospholamban (PLB)-transmembrane-domain (SR-AIP). There was a selective decrease in the amount of activated CaMKII in the microsomal (SR/membrane) fraction prepared from these double-transgenic mice (CaMK/SR-AIP) mice. In ventricular cardiomyocytes from CaMK/SR-AIP mice, SR Ca2+ leak, assessed both as diastolic Ca2+ shift into SR upon tetracaine in intact myocytes or integrated Ca2+ spark release in permeabilized myocytes, was significantly reduced. The reduced leak was accompanied by enhanced SR Ca2+ load and twitch amplitude in double-transgenic mice (vs. CaMK), without changes in SERCA expression or NCX function. However, despite the improved myocyte Ca2+ handling, cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling was accelerated in CaMK/SR-AIP and cardiac function worsened. We conclude that while inhibition of SR localized CaMKII in CaMK mice improves Ca2+ handling, it does not necessarily rescue the HF phenotype. This implies that a non-SR CaMKIIδC exerts SR-independent effects that contribute to hypertrophy and HF, and this CaMKII pathway may be exacerbated by the global enhancement of Ca transients. PMID:20971119

  16. Nano-SIMS analysis of Mg, Sr, Ba and U in natural calcium carbonate.

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    Sano, Yuji; Shirai, Kotaro; Takahata, Naoto; Hirata, Takafumi; Sturchio, Neil C

    2005-09-01

    Concentrations of minor (Mg and Sr) and trace (Ba and U) elements in four natural calcium carbonate samples were first analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after chemical dissolution and calibrated against a standard dolomite. Their homogeneities were checked by in situ laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS with 10-20 spots. The carbonate samples were measured by using a high lateral resolution secondary ion mass spectrometer (Nano-SIMS NS50). A approximately 4 nA O- primary beam was used to sputter a 5-6-microm diameter crater on the sample surface, and secondary positive ions were extracted for mass analysis using an accelerating voltage of 8 kV and a Mattauch-Herzog geometry. A multi-collector system was adjusted to detect 26Mg+, 43Ca+, 88Sr+, 138Ba+, 238U16O+ and 238U16O2+ ions at the same time. A resolving power of 2500-5000 at 10% peak height was attained by an entrance slit set at 40 microm, and each exit slit at 50 microm with adequate flat-topped peaks. The observed 26Mg/43Ca, 88Sr/43Ca, 138Ba/43Ca and 238U16O2/43Ca ratios agreed well with those measured by LA-ICP-MS. Foraminifera shells were analyzed at 5-6 microm scale by Nano-SIMS. There was a large variation of the Mg/Ca ratios, up to +/- 38%, even in a single fragment of the shell, suggesting that although the ratios provide a useful paleoceanographic proxy at bulk scale, they may reflect a more complex pattern at < 10 microm scale.

  17. Antiferromagnetism in semiconducting SrMn2Sb2 and BaMn2Sb2 single crystals

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Smetana, V.; Mudring, A.-V.; Johnston, D. C.

    2018-01-01

    Crystals of SrMn2Sb2 and BaMn2Sb2 were grown using Sn flux and characterized by powder and single-crystal x-ray diffraction, respectively, and by single-crystal electrical resistivity ρ , heat capacity Cp, and magnetic susceptibility χ measurements versus temperature T , and magnetization versus field M (H ) isotherm measurements. SrMn2Sb2 adopts the trigonal CaAl2Si2 -type structure, whereas BaMn2Sb2 crystallizes in the tetragonal ThCr2Si2 -type structure. The ρ (T ) data indicate semiconducting behaviors for both compounds with activation energies of ≳0.35 eV for SrMn2Sb2 and 0.16 eV for BaMn2Sb2 . The χ (T ) and Cp(T ) data reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering at TN = 110 K for SrMn2Sb2 and 450 K for BaMn2Sb2 . The anisotropic χ (T ≤TN) data also show that the ordered moments in SrMn2Sb2 are aligned in the hexagonal a b plane, whereas the ordered moments in BaMn2Sb2 are aligned collinearly along the tetragonal c axis. The a b -plane M (H ) data for SrMn2Sb2 exhibit a continuous metamagnetic transition at low fields 0 literature for Mn pnictides with the CaAl2Si2 and ThCr2Si2 crystal structures show that the TN values for the CaAl2Si2 -type compounds are much smaller than those for the ThCr2Si2 -type materials.

  18. Defect chemistry and oxygen transport of (La0.6Sr0.4-xMx)(0.99)Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta, M = Ca (x=0.05, 0.1), Ba (x=0.1, 0.2), Sr Part I: Defect chemistry

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    Dalslet, Bjarke Thomas; Søgaard, Martin; Bouwmeester, Henry J.M.

    2009-01-01

    composition while keeping the average valence of the cations constant. The Ba2+ containing materials show the largest oxygen loss at elevated temperatures, while the purely Sr2+ doped material showed the smallest oxygen loss. This was reflected in the partial oxidation entropy of the materials. The measured...... oxygen loss was modelled with point defect chemistry models. Measurements at very low pO2 showed several phase transitions....

  19. Effect of dopants ionic radii on dielectric properties of Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2-x}ME{sub x}O{sub 11-δ} (where x = 0.0 and 0.15; ME = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba)

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    Gupta, Sakshi; Singh, K. [Thapar University, School of Physics and Materials Science, Patiala, Punjab (India)

    2015-11-15

    Different alkaline earth metals doped Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2-x}ME{sub x}O{sub 11-δ} (where x = 0.0 and 0.15; ME = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) samples are synthesized by melt quench technique followed by heat treatment. The γ-phase is stabilized at room temperature in all the doped samples, whereas undoped sample (x = 0.0) exhibits the α-phase at room temperature. These samples are investigated for their dielectric properties with respect to temperature and frequencies. From the scanning electron micrographs, it is clear that liquid-phase sintering has taken place in all the doped samples. The highest dielectric constant is observed in Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.85}Ca{sub 0.15}O{sub 11-δ} sample ∝10{sup 5}. The minimum loss is observed in Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.85}Ba{sub 0.15}O{sub 11-δ} sample, i.e., ∝2.58. The highest optical band gap ∝2.42 eV is observed for Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.85}Ca{sub 0.15}O{sub 11-δ} sample. The obtained results are discussed in the light of ionic radii, oxygen vacancies and disordering in the samples. (orig.)

  20. Progress of (Sr, Ba) TiO3 ferroelectric thin film and tunability

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    The studies on (Ba, Sr) TiO3 microstructure concentrate on the crystal structure system, grain size distribution, domain structure, layers of regions, Curie temperature, growth mechanism of grain, lattice mismatch, strain and the influence of dopants on structure and performance etc. (Sr, Ba) TiO3 crystal exists as a cube and a ...

  1. Les Néandertaliens étaient-ils essentiellement carnivores ? Résultats préliminaires sur les teneurs en Sr et en Ba de la paléobiocénose mammalienne de Saint-CésaireWere Neandertalians essentially carnivores? Sr and Ba preliminary results of the mammalian palaeobiocoenosis of Saint-Césaire

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    Balter, Vincent; Person, Alain; Labourdette, Nathalie; Drucker, Dorothée; Renard, Maurice; Vandermeersch, Bernard

    2001-01-01

    Strontium-calcium (Sr/Ca) and barium-calcium (Ba/Ca) ratios are reduced constantly between diet and bioapatite in mammal organisms. This phenomenon leads to a reduction in the Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca ratios at higher trophic level in predator-prey mammalian communities, and is applied here to the reconstruction of a castelperronian food web, which includes a Neanderthal specimen. Adapted chemical pretreatment allows to isolate bioapatite from diagenetic compounds for analysis of Ca, Sr and Ba. Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca results of the fauna are consistent with trophic predictions. Initial results for the Neandertal suggest that he was mostly carnivorous. Distribution of Ba/Ca values of bones of herbivorous taxa reveals that ruminant animals can be distinguished from non-ruminants. The biosegregation model predicts that the diet of the Neandertal was composed by about 97 % in weight of meat with a weak contribution of vegetable or fish, and that the association of fish and plant is excluded in any proportion.

  2. Microstructural development and superconducting properties of BaO{sub 2}-added Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+x}.

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    Koritala, R. E.; Trociewitz, U. P.; Bacaltchuk, C.; Schwartz, J.; Sahm, P. R.; Brandao, L.

    2000-11-08

    Investigations on the effects of Ba additions in Bi-2212 superconductors are focused on compositional, microstructural, and magnetization studies. In previous studies, we showed that BaO{sub 2} reacts with Bi-2212 to form second phases. Zero-field and in-field transport properties in Ag-clad BaO{sub 2} added Bi-2212 tapes had been improved at 4.2 K [1]-[3]. SEM micrographs, pole figures, and transport critical currents versus magnetic field orientation suggest that BaO{sub 2} has a strong influence on the microstructural properties. Magnetization studies revealed that BaO{sub 2} does not affect the pinning properties of optimally added Bi-2212. To estimate the potential of BaO{sub 2} additions in creating possible pinning sites, TEM investigations were carried out focusing on sub-micrometer inclusions and growth defects in the superconducting phase.

  3. La{sub x}A{sub 1-x}MnO{sub 3} (A = Sr,Ca)/Y Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} superlattices deposited by the 'eclipse' pulsed laser deposition technique

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    Pang, B S H; Tomov, R I; Blamire, M G [Device Materials Group, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom)

    2004-04-01

    Multilayered structures of La{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO), La{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}MnO{sub 3} (LCMO) and Y Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO) were successfully grown by 'eclipse' pulsed laser ablation deposition (PLD) on (100) SrTiO{sub 3} and (100) NdGaO{sub 3} substrates. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy were used to investigate epitaxial growth, interface quality and structural disorder. The composition and the roughness of the films was characterized by energy dispersive x-rays (EDX) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) respectively. The results are discussed in terms of the optimization of PLD parameters and the establishment of its limits. Issues such as interdiffusion and particulate contamination reduction as well as utilizations of the 'eclipse' technique are addressed. The interaction between superconductivity and magnetism was investigated by varying the thicknesses of YBCO layers while the keeping the thicknesses of the ferromagnetic layers constant.

  4. Tuning the magnetic and transport properties of La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 films by Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 intercalated layers grown with polymer-assisted deposition

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    Pan, S. Y.; Shi, L.; Zhao, J. Y.; Xie, C. Z.; Zhou, S. M.; Li, Y.

    2017-06-01

    The La0.8Ca0.2MnO3/Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 (LCM/BST) bilayer films were epitaxially grown on SrTiO3 substrates with different orientations by the polymer-assisted deposition. The effects of annealing atmosphere and substrate orientation on the magnetic and transport properties of LCM/BST bilayer films have been investigated. A well crystallization quality of the films is confirmed by X-ray diffraction. Besides, the resistivity of the LCM/BST bilayer film shows high substrate-orientation dependent metal-insulator transition (MIT). However, with the decrease in temperature, in addition to the MIT at ˜220 K, an additional MIT emerges at a lower temperature and becomes robust, especially for the (111)-oriented LCM/BST bilayer film. Moreover, the additional MIT still exists when annealed in O2/air atmosphere but disappears in O2 atmosphere. Corroborated by the magnetic properties, it shows that the intercalated-layer technique of tuning the physical properties of transition-metal oxide films is achievable and more variable compared to the conventional way of chemical modification, which is beneficial to the development of multifunctional devices.

  5. Structure, solvation, and dynamics of Mg²⁺, Ca²⁺, Sr²⁺, and Ba²⁺ complexes with 3-hydroxyflavone and perchlorate anion in acetonitrile medium: a molecular dynamics simulation study.

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    Agieienko, Vira N; Kolesnik, Yaroslav V; Kalugin, Oleg N

    2014-05-21

    Molecular dynamics simulations of complexes of Mg(2+), Ca(2+), Sr(2+), and Ba(2+) with 3-hydroxyflavone (flavonol, 3HF) and ClO₄⁻ in acetonitrile were performed. The united atoms force field model was proposed for the 3HF molecule using the results of DFT quantum chemical calculations. 3HF was interpreted as a rigid molecule with two internal degrees of freedom, i.e., rotation of the phenyl ring and of the OH group with respect to the chromone moiety. The interatomic radial distribution functions showed that interaction of the cations with flavonol occurs via the carbonyl group of 3HF and it is accompanied with substitution of one of the acetonitrile molecules in the cations' first solvation shells. Formation of the cation-3HF complexes does not have significant impact on the rotation of the phenyl ring with respect to the chromone moiety. However, the orientation of the flavonol's OH-group is more sensitive to the interaction with doubly charged cations. When complex with Mg(2+) is formed, the OH-group turns out of the plane of the chromone moiety that leads to rupture of intramolecular H-bond in the ligand molecule. Complexation of Ca(2+), Sr(2+), and BaClO₄⁺ with 3HF produces two structures with different OH-positions, as in the free flavonol with the intramolecular H-bond and as in the complex with Mg(2+) with disrupted H-bonding. It was shown that additional stabilization of the [MgClO4(3HF)](+) and [BaClO4(3HF)](+) complexes is determined by strong affinity of perchlorate anion to interact with flavonol via intracomplex hydrogen bond between an oxygen atom of the anion and the hydrogen atom of the 3-hydroxyl group. Noticeable difference in the values of the self-diffusion coefficients for Kt(2+) from one side and ClO₄⁻, 3HF, and AN in the cations' coordination shell from another side implies quite weak interaction between cation, anion, and ligands in the investigated complexes.

  6. Negative feedback from CaSR signaling to aquaporin-2 sensitizes vasopressin to extracellular Ca2.

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    Ranieri, Marianna; Tamma, Grazia; Di Mise, Annarita; Russo, Annamaria; Centrone, Mariangela; Svelto, Maria; Calamita, Giuseppe; Valenti, Giovanna

    2015-07-01

    We previously described that high luminal Ca(2+) in the renal collecting duct attenuates short-term vasopressin-induced aquaporin-2 (AQP2) trafficking through activation of the Ca(2+)-sensing receptor (CaSR). Here, we evaluated AQP2 phosphorylation and permeability, in both renal HEK-293 cells and in the dissected inner medullary collecting duct, in response to specific activation of CaSR with NPS-R568. In CaSR-transfected cells, CaSR activation drastically reduced the basal levels of AQP2 phosphorylation at S256 (AQP2-pS256), thus having an opposite effect to vasopressin action. When forskolin stimulation was performed in the presence of NPS-R568, the increase in AQP2-pS256 and in the osmotic water permeability were prevented. In the freshly isolated inner mouse medullar collecting duct, stimulation with forskolin in the presence of NPS-R568 prevented the increase in AQP2-pS256 and osmotic water permeability. Our data demonstrate that the activation of CaSR in the collecting duct prevents the cAMP-dependent increase in AQP2-pS256 and water permeability, counteracting the short-term vasopressin response. By extension, our results suggest the attractive concept that CaSR expressed in distinct nephron segments exerts a negative feedback on hormones acting through cAMP, conferring high sensitivity of hormone to extracellular Ca(2+). © 2015. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  7. Synthesis of BiPbSrCaCuO superconductor

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    Hults, William L.; Kubat-Martin, Kimberly A.; Salazar, Kenneth V.; Phillips, David S.; Peterson, Dean E.

    1994-01-01

    A process and a precursor composition for preparing a lead-doped bismuth-strontium-calcium-copper oxide superconductor of the formula Bi.sub.a Pb.sub.b Sr.sub.c Ca.sub.d Cu.sub.e O.sub.f wherein a is from about 1.7 to about 1.9, b is from about 0.3 to about 0.45, c is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, d is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, e is from about 2.97 to about 3.2 and f is 10.+-.z by reacting a mixture of Bi.sub.4 Sr.sub.3 Ca.sub.3 Cu.sub.4 O.sub.16.+-.z, an alkaline earth metal cuprate, e.g., Sr.sub.9 Ca.sub.5 Cu.sub.24 O.sub.41, and an alkaline earth metal plumbate, e.g., Ca.sub.2-x Sr.sub.x PbO.sub.4 wherein x is about 0.5, is disclosed.

  8. Ultrasonic Investigations on Polonides of Ba, Ca, and Pb

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    Singh, Devraj; Bhalla, Vyoma; Bala, Jyoti; Wadhwa, Shikha

    2017-10-01

    The temperature-dependent mechanical and ultrasonic properties of barium, calcium, and lead polonides (BaPo, CaPo, and PbPo) were investigated in the temperature range 100-300 K. The second- and third-order elastic constants (SOECs and TOECs) were computed using Coulomb and Born-Mayer potential and these in turn have been used to estimate other secondary elastic properties such as strength, anisotropy, microhardness, etc. The theoretical approach followed the prediction that BaPo, CaPo, and PbPo are brittle in nature. PbPo is found to be the hardest amongst the chosen compounds. Further the SOECs and TOECs are applied to determine ultrasonic velocities, Debye temperature, and acoustic coupling constants along , , and orientations at room temperature. Additionally thermal conductivity has been computed using Morelli and Slack's approach along different crystallographic directions at room temperature. Finally ultrasonic attenuation due to phonon-phonon interaction and thermoelastic relaxation mechanisms has been computed for BaPo, CaPo, and PbPo. The behaviour of these compounds is similar to that of semi-metals with thermal relaxation time of the order 10-11 s. The present computation study is reasonably in agreement with the available theoretical data for the similar type of materials.

  9. Bi3+ Luminescence in ABiO2Cl (A = Sr, Ba) and BaBiO2Br

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    Porter-Chapman, Yetta D.; Bourret-Courchesne, Edith E.; Derenzo,Stephen E.

    2007-01-18

    Trivalent bismuth luminescence is reported in three Sillenbismuth oxyhalide phases, SrBiO2Cl, BaBiO2Cl, and BaBiO2Br. Thesecompounds exhibit Bi 6s6->6 s2 emission under UV and X-ray radiation.At room temperature, BaBiO2Cl shows the most intense light emission, withspectral and decay properties similar to those found in Bi4Ge3O12 (BGO).At low temperatures, each phase show an increase in the photoluminescenceintensities and a narrowing of the emission peaks. In contrast to thetemperature dependence of BGO, X-ray excited luminescence intensities ofall three phases remain relatively constant throughout the temperaturerange 10 - 295 K. This result indicates that the Sillen phases undergoless thermal quenching than BGO. The low temperature and room temperatureradio-luminescence decay times were determined from pulsed x-raymeasurements. At room temperature, SrBiO2Cl exhibits faster decays thanBGO, while, BaBiO2Cl and BaBiO2Br have decay times similar toBGO.

  10. Absorption spectroscopy of heavy alkaline earth metals Ba and Sr in rare gas matrices--CCSD(T) calculations and atomic site occupancies.

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    Davis, Barry M; McCaffrey, John G

    2016-01-28

    Isolation of the heavier alkaline earth metals Ba and Sr in the solid rare gases (RGs) Ar, Kr, and Xe is analysed with absorption spectroscopy and interpreted partly with the assistance of ab initio calculations of the diatomic M ⋅ RG ground state interaction potentials. The y(1)P ← a(1)S resonance transitions in the visible spectral region are used to compare the isolation conditions of these two metal atom systems and calcium. Complex absorption bands were recorded in all three metal atom systems even after extensive sample annealing. Coupled cluster calculations conducted on the ground states of the nine M ⋅ RG diatomics (M = Ca, Sr, and Ba; RG = Ar, Kr, and Xe) at the coupled cluster single, double, and non-iterative triple level of theory revealed long bond lengths (>5 Å) and shallow bound regions (atoms in a single substitutional site of the solid rare gas is unlikely, with the possible exception of Ca/Xe. The luminescence of metal dimer bands has been recorded for Ba and Sr revealing very different behaviours. Resonance fluorescence with a lifetime of 15 ns is observed for the lowest energy transition of Sr2 while this transition is quenched in Ba2. This behaviour is consistent with the absence of vibrational structure on the dimer absorption band in Ba2 indicating lifetime broadening arising from efficient relaxation to low-lying molecular states. More extensive 2D excitation-emission data recorded for the complex site structures present on the absorption bands of the atomic Ba and Sr systems will be presented in future publications.

  11. Growth rate effects on Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios constrained by belemnite calcite

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    Vinzenz Ullmann, Clemens

    2016-04-01

    Multiple temperature proxies from single species are important to achieve robust palaeotemperature estimates. Besides the commonly employed oxygen isotope thermometer, also Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios perform well as proxies for calcification temperature in the shells of some species. While salinity changes affect the ratios of earth alkaline elements much less than the δ18O thermometer, metabolic effects may exert a strong control on the expression of element ratios. Such effects are hard to study because biomineralization experiments have to overcome large intraspecific variability and can hardly ever isolate the controls of a single parameter on shell geochemistry. The unique geometry of the belemnite rostrum constitutes an exception to this rule. Its shape, large size, and the visibility of growth increments as bands enable the analysis of multiple, correlatable, high resolution geochemical profiles in a single fossil. The effects of the growth rate variability amongst these profiles on Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios has been tested here. Within a specimen of Passaloteuthis bisulcata (Early Toarcian, Cleveland Basin, UK), Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca data were obtained from four profiles. With respect to growth rate in the first profile, which was taken as a reference, the relative growth rates in the remaining three profiles varied by a factor of 0.9 to 2.7. Results suggest that relative growth rate is linearly correlated with Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca, with a decrease of Mg/Ca by 8 % and increase of Sr/Ca by 6 % per 100 % increase in relative growth rate. The observed trends are consistent with abiogenic precipitation experiments and suggest that crystal precipitation rate exerts a significant, predictable control on the element distribution in biogenic calcite.

  12. Flexibility of EF-hand motifs: structural and thermodynamic studies of Calcium Binding Protein-1 from Entamoeba histolytica with Pb2+, Ba2+, and Sr2+

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    Kumar Shivesh

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background EF-hand proteins can be activated by the binding of various heavy metals other than calcium, and such complexes can disturb the calcium-signaling pathway and cause toxicity and disease causing state. So far, no comprehensive study has been done to understand different heavy metals binding to calcium signaling proteins. Results In this work, the flexibility of the EF-hand motifs are examined by crystallographic and thermodynamic studies of binding of Pb2+, Ba2+ and Sr2+ to Calcium Binding Protein-1 from Entamoeba histolytica (EhCaBP1. The structures of the EhCaBP1- heavy metal complexes are found to be overall similar, nevertheless specific differences in metal coordination, and small differences in the coordination distances between the metal and the ligands in the metal binding loop. The largest such distances occur for the Ba2+- EhCaBP1 complex, where two bariums are bound with partial occupancy at the EF2 motif. Thermodynamic studies confirm that EhCaBP1 has five binding sites for Ba2+ compared to four binding sites for the other metals. These structures and thermodynamic studies reveal that the EF-hand motifs can accommodate several heavy atoms with similar binding affinities. The binding of Ca2+ to the 1st, 2nd and 4th sites and the binding of Ba2+ to the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th sites are both enthalpically and entropically driven, whereas the binding of Sr2+ to the 1st, 2nd and 4th sites are simply enthalpy driven, interestingly in agreement with ITC data, Sr2+ do not coordinate with water in this structure. For all the metals, binding to the 3rd site is only entropy driven. Conclusion Energetically, Ca2+ is preferred in three sites, while in one site Ba2+ has better binding energy. The Sr2+-coordination in the EF hand motifs is similar to that of the native Ca2+ bound structure, except for the lack of water coordination. Sr2+ coordination seems to be a pre-formed in nature since all seven coordinating atoms are from the

  13. Punta Pitt, Galapagos Ba/Ca Data for 1963-1982

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — File contains Ba/Ca data (in mmol/mol) presented by Lea et al. (1989). Samples were measured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by D. Lea. Ba...

  14. Structure-microwave dielectric property relations in Sr and Ca titanates

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    Wise, P L

    2001-01-01

    induces a structural phase transition involving rotations of the O-octahedra. The behaviour of TC epsilon and therefore TCF as a function of tolerance factor was similar in the (Sr sub x Ca sub 1 sub - sub x) sub 3 Ti sub 2 O sub 7 series to that observed for Ba and Sr based complex perovskites. It was therefore concluded that tilting of the octahedra dominated tuning of TCF. The domain variance associated with structural phase transitions in the solid (Sr sub x Ca sub 1 sub - sub x)TiO sub 3 solid solution series has been investigated using electron diffraction. Only electron diffraction patterns from end member compositions conformed to those simulated using other workers' X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction refinement data. For compositions where x=0.8, a tetragonal (I4/mcm) antiphase tilt system (a deg a deg c sup -) is predicted. However, comparisons of simulated with experimental single domain patterns suggested that this composition has more than one axis tilted in antiphase. Tuning the temperatu...

  15. Physical and magnetic properties of (Ba/Sr) substituted magnesium nano ferrites

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    Ateia, Ebtesam E.; Takla, E.; Mohamed, Amira T.

    2017-10-01

    In the presented paper, strontium (Sr) and barium (Ba) nano ferrites were synthesized by citrate auto combustion method. The investigated samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction technique (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The structural properties of the obtained samples were examined by XRD analysis showing that the synthesized nanoparticles are in cubic spinel structure. The average crystallite sizes are in the range of 22.66 and 21.95 nm for Mg0.7Ba0.3Fe2O4 and Mg0.7 Sr0.3Fe2O4 respectively. The VSM analysis confirms the existence of ferromagnetic nature of Sr2+/Ba2+ substituted magnesium nano particles. Exchange interaction between hard (Sr/Ba) and soft (Mg) magnetic phases improves the structural and magnetic properties of nano ferrite particles. Rigidity modulus, longitudinal and shear wave velocities are predicted theoretically from Raman spectroscopy and structural data of the investigated spinel ferrite. The magnetic and structural properties of magnesium are enhanced by doping with barium and strontium nano particles. The saturation magnetization, remanent magnetization and coercivity reported on vibrating sample magnetometer curve illustrate the promising industrial and magnetic recording applications of the prepared samples.

  16. Dy 3-activated M2SiO4 (M= Ba, Mg, Sr)-type phosphors

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    The alkaline orthosilicates of M 2 SiO 4 (M = Ba, Mg, Sr) activated with Dy 3 + and co-doped with Ho 3 + are prepared through conventional solid-state method, i.e., mixing and grinding of solid form precursors followedby high-temperature heat treatments of several hours in furnaces, generally under open atmosphere and ...

  17. Tectonic forcing of early to middle jurassic seawater Sr/Ca

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    Ullmann, Clemens Vinzenz; Hesselbo, Stephen P.; Korte, Christoph

    2013-01-01

    The Jurassic Period (ca. 201–145 Ma) is marked by fundamental reorganizations of paleogeography, paleoceanography, ecosystems, and the progressive shift from aragonite to calcite as the favored marine biogenic carbonate polymorph. Sr/Ca ratios of well-preserved Jurassic oysters and belemnites from...... sections in the UK and Poland demonstrate that the Sr/Ca ratio of seawater varied systematically throughout the Early and Middle Jurassic in parallel with already documented seawater 87Sr/86Sr. The Sr flux from increased mid-ocean ridge activity in the Early Jurassic outbalanced the input of riverine Sr...

  18. Analysis of coupled Sr/Ca and 87Sr/ 86Sr variations in enamel using laser-ablation tandem quadrupole-multicollector ICPMS

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    Balter, Vincent; Telouk, Philippe; Reynard, Bruno; Braga, José; Thackeray, Francis; Albarède, Francis

    2008-08-01

    We present in this study results obtained with a laser-ablation coupled with both a quadrupole and a multi-collector ICPMS. The simultaneous in situ Sr/Ca and 87Sr/ 86Sr measurements along growth profiles in enamel allows the concomitant diet and migration patterns in mammals to be reconstructed. Aliquots of the powdered international standard NIST "SRM1400 Bone Ash" with certified Sr and Ca contents, was sintered at high pressure and temperature and was adopted as the reference material for external reproducibility and calibration of the results. A total of 145 coupled elemental and isotopic measurements of herbivores enamel from the Kruger National Park, South Africa, gives intra-tooth Sr/Ca and 87Sr/ 86Sr variations that are well larger than external reproducibility. Sr/Ca profiles systematically decrease from the dentine-enamel junction to the outer enamel whereas 87Sr/ 86Sr profiles exhibit variable patterns. Using a simple geometric model of hypsodont teeth growth, we demonstrate that a continuous recording of the 87Sr/ 86Sr variations can be reconstructed in the tooth length axis. This suggests that the mobility of a mammal can be reconstructed over a period of more than a year with a resolution of a ten of days, by sampling enamel along growth profiles. Our geometric model of hypsodont teeth growth predicts that an optimal distance between two successive profiles is equal to the enamel thickness. However, this model does not apply to the Sr/Ca signal which is likely to be altered during the enamel maturation stage due to differential maturation processes along enamel thickness. Here, the observed constant decreases of the Sr/Ca ratios in the ungulates of Kruger National Park suggests that they did not changed of diet, while some of them were migrating.

  19. Synthesis of Mfe12o19 (M=ba,sr) Hexaferrite Nano-particle Using Co-precipitation Method

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    Winatapura, Didin S; Sukirman, E; Ridwan

    2011-01-01

    Synthesis of MFe12O19 (M=Ba,Sr) hexaferrite nano-particle using co-precipitation method has been done. Base materials used has a high purity according to Merck catalog of Ba(NO3)2.6H2O, Sr(NO3).6H2O, dan Fe(NO3)3.9H2O powders. In co-precipitation method Ba(II), Sr(II) and Fe(II) hydroxide precursors were precipitated during the reaction between the aqueous solution of metal nitrates and 1-M aqueous solution of natrium hydroxide, which served as a precipitating reagent. The precipitation was p...

  20. Variations in seawater Sr/Ca recorded in deep-sea bamboo corals

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    Hill, T. M.; Lavigne, M.; Spero, H. J.; Guilderson, T.; Gaylord, B.; Clague, D.

    2012-09-01

    A depth transect of deep-sea bamboo corals along the California margin provides evidence that coral strontium to calcium ratios (Sr/Cacoral) record seawater Sr/Ca ratios (Sr/Casw). A calibration was constructed utilizing Sr/Cacoral ratios and previously published Pacific Sr/Casw data (R2 = 0.53, n = 12, p < 0.01): Sr/Cacoral (mmol/mol) = 4.62*Sr/Casw (mmol/mol) - 36.64. Sr/Casw is ultimately governed by the remineralization of Sr-containing shells of surface water-derived marine organisms (e.g., Acantharia) at intermediate water depths. California margin Sr/Cacoral records from 792 and 1295 m document fluctuations in Sr/Casw that appear decadal-scale. These results suggest that Sr/Casw may not be as stable as previously assumed and may be influenced by surface productivity on short timescales.

  1. Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca in Glycymeris glycymeris (Bivalvia) shells from the Iberian upwelling system: Ontogeny and environmental control

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    Freitas, Pedro; Richardson, Christopher; Chenery, Simon; Monteiro, Carlos; Butler, Paul; Reynolds, David; Scourse, James; Gaspar, Miguel

    2017-04-01

    Bivalve shells have a great potential as high-resolution geochemical proxy archives of marine environmental conditions. In addition, sclerochronology of long-lived bivalve species (e.g. Arctica islandica) provides a timeline of absolutely dated shell material for geochemical analysis that can extend into the past beyond the lifetime of single individuals through the use of replicated crossmatched centennial to millennial chronologies. However, the interpretation of such records remains extremely challenging and complex, with multiple environmental and biological processes affecting element incorporation in the shell (e.g. crystal fabrics, organic matrix, biomineralization mechanisms and physiological processes). As a result, the effective use of bivalve shell elemental/Ca ratios as palaeoenvironmental proxies has been limited, often to species-specific applications or applications restricted to particular environmental settings. The dog-cockle, Glycymeris glycymeris, is a relatively long-lived bivalve (up to 200 years) that occurs in coarse-grained subtidal sediments of coastal shelf seas of Europe and North West Africa. Glycymeris glycymeris shells provide a valuable, albeit not fully explored, archive to reconstruct past environmental variability in an area lacking sclerochronological studies due to the rarity of long-lived bivalves and lack of coral reefs. In this study, we evaluate the potential of Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios in G. glycymeris shells as geochemical proxies of upwelling conditions in the Iberian Upwelling System, the northern section of the Canary Current Eastern Boundary Upwelling System. Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca generally co-varied significantly and a clear ontogenetic, non-environmental related change in Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca variability was observed. High Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios in older shells (> 10 years old) were found to be associated with the occurrence of growth lines deposited during the winter reduction in shell growth. Nevertheless, Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca

  2. ASnO/sub 3/ (A=Ca,Sr) perovskites

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    Vegas, A.; Vallet-Regi, M.; Gonzalez-Calbet, J.M.; Alario-Franco, M.A.

    1986-04-01

    The crystal structures of the perovskites ASnO/sub 3/(A=Ca, Sr) have been solved. CaSnO/sub 3/: Msub(T)=206.77, orthorhombic, Pbnm, a=5.532(2), b=5.681(2), c=7.906(2) A, V=248.46(8) A/sup 3/, Z=4, Dsub(x)=5.52 Mg m/sup -3/, lambda(Mo K..cap alpha..)=0.7107 A, ..mu..(Mo K..cap alpha..)=11.3 mm/sup -1/, F(000)=376, T=295 K. Its structure was refined from 381 (346 observed) X-ray single-crystal data to R=0.026. SrSnO/sub 3/ single crystals, previously reported as cubic (a=8.0682 A), were studied by electron microscopy and X-ray techniques, showing the presence of multitwinning which gives rise to the fictitious ''double'' cubic cell. The real cell has a=5.707(2), b=5.707(2), c=8.064(2) A, V=262.64(8) A/sup 3/, Z=4, Dsub(x)=6.43 Mg m/sup -3/, Msub(T)=254.31, T=295 K, and probably the same space group as CaSnO/sub 3/. Because of the twin, the structure was solved topologically, by a novel use of the expressions given by O'Keeffe and Hyde by assuming an Sn-O bond length of 2.062 A, equal to that derived for CaSnO/sub 3/.

  3. Superconductivity in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide compositional diagram. [BiSrCaCuO

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    Vaile, R.A.; Bosi, S.; Puzzer, T.; Bailey, A.; Cochrane, J.; Mondinos, N.; Sealey, K.; Russell, G.J.; Matthews, D.N.; Aristides, M.

    1988-08-01

    Careful study of the distribution of room temperature resistance in the quaternary compositional diagram of the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxides has demonstrated a wide range of materials which exhibit superconducting transitions in the temperature range 60-110 K. Energy dispersive analysis has shown that these are multiphase materials with a number of common phases which appear to be responsible for the observed superconductivity. Among these is the 2212 composition which has been reported previously and two new phases with stoichiometries 2213 and 2215.

  4. Reproducibility of Ba/Ca variations recorded by northeast Pacific bamboo corals

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    Serrato Marks, G.; LaVigne, M.; Hill, T. M.; Sauthoff, W.; Guilderson, T. P.; Roark, E. B.; Dunbar, R. B.; Horner, T. J.

    2017-09-01

    Trace elemental ratios preserved in the calcitic skeleton of bamboo corals have been shown to serve as archives of past ocean conditions. The concentration of dissolved barium (BaSW), a bioactive nutrientlike element, is linked to biogeochemical processes such as the cycling and export of nutrients. Recent work has calibrated bamboo coral Ba/Ca, a new BaSW proxy, using corals spanning the oxygen minimum zone beneath the California Current System. However, it was previously unclear whether Ba/Cacoral records were internally reproducible. Here we investigate the accuracy of using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for Ba/Cacoral analyses and test the internal reproducibility of Ba/Ca among replicate radial transects in the calcite of nine bamboo corals collected from the Gulf of Alaska (643-720 m) and the California margin (870-2054 m). Data from replicate Ba/Ca transects were aligned using visible growth bands to account for nonconcentric growth; smoothed data were reproducible within 4% for eight corals (n = 3 radii/coral). This intracoral reproducibility further validates using bamboo coral Ba/Ca for BaSW reconstructions. Sections of the Ba/Ca records that were potentially influenced by noncarbonate bound Ba phases occurred in regions where elevated Mg/Ca or Pb/Ca and coincided with anomalous regions on photomicrographs. After removing these regions of the records, increased Ba/Cacoral variability was evident in corals between 800 and 1500 m. These findings support additional proxy validation to understand BaSW variability on interannual timescales, which could lead to new insights into deep sea biogeochemistry over the past several centuries.

  5. Numerical solutions of anharmonic vibration of BaO and SrO molecules

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    Pramudito, Sidikrubadi; Sanjaya, Nugraha Wanda; Sumaryada, Tony

    2016-03-01

    The Morse potential is a potential model that is used to describe the anharmonic behavior of molecular vibration between atoms. The BaO and SrO molecules, which are two almost similar diatomic molecules, were investigated in this research. Some of their properties like the value of the dissociation energy, the energy eigenvalues of each energy level, and the profile of the wavefunctions in their correspondence vibrational states were presented in this paper. Calculation of the energy eigenvalues and plotting the wave function's profiles were performed using Numerov method combined with the shooting method. In general we concluded that the Morse potential solved with numerical methods could accurately produce the vibrational properties and the wavefunction behavior of BaO and SrO molecules from the ground state to the higher states close to the dissociation level.

  6. Petrogenesis of Post-collisional high Ba-Sr granitoids: the Solarya Pluton, NW Turkey

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    Unal, Alp; Kamaci, Omer; Altunkaynak, Safak

    2015-04-01

    In NW Turkey, the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene phase of post-collisional magmatism is characterized by widespread granitic pluton emplacements straddling the continental collision zone marked by the Izmir-Ankara suture zone (IASZ). This granitic magmatism produced both low Ba-Sr- and high Ba-Sr granitoids with distinct geochemical properties. One of the major plutons emplaced to the north of İzmir-Ankara suture zone, the Solarya pluton is representative of high Ba-Sr granitoids. We present here whole-rock chemical and Sr-Nd-Pb-O isotopic compositions, as well as 40Ar/39Ar ages of the Solarya pluton to evaluate the timing, nature and genesis of potassic, high Ba-Sr granites. The Solarya pluton consists of three coeval granitic members (K-Feldspar megacrystalline granodiorite, fine grained granodiorite and haplogranite) and associated mafic magmatic enclaves/dykes of gabbroic diorite to dioritic in composition. K-feldspar megacrystalline granodiorite, fine grained granodiorite and haplogranite are high K calc-alkaline in character whereas low silica mafic magmatic enclaves and dykes are mildly alkaline and display shoshonitic affinity. Both granitic members and mafic enclaves/dykes are characterized by high Ba (710-2489 ppm), Sr (305-708ppm), low Y and HREE contents and lack of significant negative Eu anomalies. They are metaluminous and display enrichment in LILE and depletion in P, Ta, Nb and Ti. Sr-Nd-Pb and O isotope compositions of mafic enclaves and dykes are similar to their host granitoids. They have initial 87Sr/86Sr values of 0.70702- 0.70805 and 143Nd/144Nd values of 0.51235-0.51250 and their ɛNd values range between -4,9 and -2,05. 206Pb/204Pb and 207Pb/204 Pb isotopic values vary from 18,75 to 18,88 and 15,68 to 15,73, respectivelly. Whole rock and quartz 18O isotopic ratios range between 8 and 10,6. All these isotopic characteristics and major-trace element compositions of Solarya pluton and associated mafic enclaves/dykes suggest a subcontinental

  7. Strong kinetic effects on Sr/Ca ratios in the calcitic bivalve

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    Lorrain, Anne; Gillikin, David Paul; Paulet, Yves-Marie; Chauvaud, L.; Le Mercier, Alain; Navez, Jacques; André, Luc

    2005-01-01

    International audience; Although Sr/Ca ratios in abiogenic calcite are strongly controlled by precipitation rates, such a kinetic effect has never been demonstrated in calcitic bivalve shells. Therefore, we report Sr/Ca ratios together with daily growth rates in the calcitic shells of 4 individuals of the bivalve Pecten maximus (age class I). Ratios of Sr/Ca were found to be variable among individuals that grew at the same location, illustrating that vital effects dominate over environmental ...

  8. Physiological studies in heterozygous calcium sensing receptor (CaSR gene-ablated mice confirm that the CaSR regulates calcitonin release in vivo

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    Kovacs Christopher S

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR regulates serum calcium by suppressing secretion of parathyroid hormone; it also regulates renal tubular calcium excretion. Inactivating mutations of CaSR raise serum calcium and reduce urine calcium excretion. Thyroid C-cells (which make calcitonin express CaSR and may, therefore, be regulated by it. Since calcium stimulates release of calcitonin, the higher blood calcium caused by inactivation of CaSR should increase serum calcitonin, unless CaSR mutations alter the responsiveness of calcitonin to calcium. To demonstrate regulatory effects of CaSR on calcitonin release, we studied calcitonin responsiveness to calcium in normal and CaSR heterozygous-ablated (Casr+/- mice. Casr+/- mice have hypercalcemia and hypocalciuria, and live normal life spans. Each mouse received either 500 μl of normal saline or one of two doses of elemental calcium (500 μmol/kg or 5 mmol/kg by intraperitoneal injection. Ionized calcium was measured at baseline and 10 minutes, and serum calcitonin was measured on the 10 minute sample. Results At baseline, Casr+/- mice had a higher blood calcium, and in response to the two doses of elemental calcium, had greater increments and peak levels of ionized calcium than their wild type littermates. Despite significantly higher ionized calcium levels, the calcitonin levels of Casr+/- mice were consistently lower than wild type at any ionized calcium level, indicating that the dose-response curve of calcitonin to increases in ionized calcium had been significantly blunted or shifted to the right in Casr+/- mice. Conclusions These results confirm that the CaSR is a physiological regulator of calcitonin; therefore, in response to increases in ionized calcium, the CaSR inhibits parathyroid hormone secretion and stimulates calcitonin secretion.

  9. A coprecipitation technique to prepare Sr0⋅ 5Ba0⋅ 5Nb2O6

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    ... and niobium ions as hydroxide under basic conditions. This precursor on calcining at 750°C yielded Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 phase. This is a much lower temperature than that prepared by traditional solid state method (1000°C) as reported for the formation of Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 (SBN). Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) ...

  10. Orthorhombic strontium titanate in BaTiO sub 3 -SrTiO sub 3 superlattices

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    Rios, S; Jiang, A Q; Scott, J F; Lü, H; Chen, Z

    2003-01-01

    It has been suggested by several authors that SrTiO sub 3 layers in SrTiO sub 3 -BaTiO sub 3 superlattices should be tetragonal and ferroelectric at ambient temperatures, like the BaTiO sub 3 layers, rather than cubic, as in bulk SrTiO sub 3 , and that free-energy minimization requires continuity of the polarization direction. A recent ab initio calculation constrained solutions to this structure. Surprisingly, our x-ray study shows that the SrTiO sub 3 layers are orthorhombic with 0.03% in-plane strain, with the BaTiO sub 3 c-axis matching the SrTiO sub 3 a- and b-axis better than the c-axis; strain energy overcomes the cost in electrostatic energy. (letter to the editor)

  11. Late INa increases diastolic SR-Ca2+-leak in atrial myocardium by activating PKA and CaMKII

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    Fischer, Thomas H.; Herting, Jonas; Mason, Fleur E.; Hartmann, Nico; Watanabe, Saera; Nikolaev, Viacheslav O.; Sprenger, Julia U.; Fan, Peidong; Yao, Lina; Popov, Aron-Frederik; Danner, Bernhard C.; Schöndube, Friedrich; Belardinelli, Luiz; Hasenfuss, Gerd; Maier, Lars S.; Sossalla, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    Aims Enhanced cardiac late Na current (late INa) and increased sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR)-Ca2+-leak are both highly arrhythmogenic. This study seeks to identify signalling pathways interconnecting late INa and SR-Ca2+-leak in atrial cardiomyocytes (CMs). Methods and results In murine atrial CMs, SR-Ca2+-leak was increased by the late INa enhancer Anemonia sulcata toxin II (ATX-II). An inhibition of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (Autocamide-2-related inhibitory peptide), protein kinase A (H89), or late INa (Ranolazine or Tetrodotoxin) all prevented ATX-II-dependent SR-Ca2+-leak. The SR-Ca2+-leak induction by ATX-II was not detected when either the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger was inhibited (KBR) or in CaMKIIδc-knockout mice. FRET measurements revealed increased cAMP levels upon ATX-II stimulation, which could be prevented by inhibition of adenylyl cyclases (ACs) 5 and 6 (NKY 80) but not by inhibition of phosphodiesterases (IBMX), suggesting PKA activation via an AC-dependent increase of cAMP levels. Western blots showed late INa-dependent hyperphosphorylation of CaMKII as well as PKA target sites at ryanodine receptor type-2 (-S2814 and -S2808) and phospholamban (-Thr17, -S16). Enhancement of late INa did not alter Ca2+-transient amplitude or SR-Ca2+-load. However, upon late INa activation and simultaneous CaMKII inhibition, Ca2+-transient amplitude and SR-Ca2+-load were increased, whereas PKA inhibition reduced Ca2+-transient amplitude and load and additionally slowed Ca2+ elimination. In atrial CMs from patients with atrial fibrillation, inhibition of late INa, CaMKII, or PKA reduced the SR-Ca2+-leak. Conclusion Late INa exerts distinct effects on Ca2+ homeostasis in atrial myocardium through activation of CaMKII and PKA. Inhibition of late INa represents a potential approach to attenuate CaMKII activation and decreases SR-Ca2+-leak in atrial rhythm disorders. The interconnection with the cAMP/PKA system further increases the antiarrhythmic potential of late

  12. Diamagnetism to ferromagnetism in Sr-substituted epitaxial BaTiO3 thin films

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    Singamaneni, Srinivasa Rao; Punugupati, Sandhyarani; Prater, John T.; Narayan, Jagdish

    2016-04-01

    We report on the ferromagnetic-like behavior in otherwise diamagnetic BaTiO3 (BTO) thin films upon doping with non-magnetic element Sr having the composition Ba0.4Sr0.6TiO3 (BST). The epitaxial integration of BST (˜800 nm) thick films on Si (100) substrate was achieved using MgO (40 nm) and TiN (20 nm) as buffer layers to prepare BST/MgO/TiN/Si (100) heterostructure by pulsed laser deposition. The c-axis oriented and cube-on-cube epitaxial BST is formed on Si (100) as evidenced by the in-plane and out-of-plane X-ray diffraction. All the deposited films are relaxed through domain matching epitaxy paradigm as observed from X-ray diffraction pattern and A1TO3 mode (at 521.27 cm-1) of Raman spectra. As-deposited BST thin films reveal ferromagnetic-like properties, which persist up to 400 K. The magnetization decreases two-fold upon oxygen annealing. In contrast, as-deposited un-doped BTO films show diamagnetism. Electron spin resonance measurements reveal no evidence of external magnetic impurities. XRD and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy spectra show significant changes influenced by Sr doping in BTO. The ferromagnetic-like behavior in BST could be due to the trapped electron donors from oxygen vacancies resulting from Sr-doping.

  13. Patterns of Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr variation before and after a whole watershed CaSiO 3 addition at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, USA

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    Nezat, Carmen A.; Blum, Joel D.; Driscoll, Charles T.

    2010-06-01

    Forty-one metric tons of the mineral wollastonite (CaSiO 3) was applied to an 11.8 hectare watershed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF; White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA) with the goal of restoring the Ca estimated to have been depleted from the soil exchange complex by acid deposition. This experiment provided an opportunity to gain qualitative information on whole watershed hydrologic flow paths by studying the response of stream water chemistry to the addition of Ca. Because the Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios of wollastonite strongly contrast that of other Ca sources in the watershed, the wollastonite-derived Ca can be identified and its amount estimated in various ecosystem components. Stream water chemistry at the HBEF varies seasonally due to shifts in the proportion of base flow and interflow. Prior to the wollastonite application, seasonal variations in 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios indicated that 87Sr/ 86Sr was higher during base flow than interflow, due largely to greater amounts of biotite weathering along deeper flow paths. After the application, Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr changed markedly as the high Ca/Sr and low 87Sr/ 86Sr wollastonite dissolved and mixed with stream water. The Ca addition provided information on the response times of various flow paths and ion exchange processes to Ca addition in this small upland watershed. During the first year after the addition, wollastonite applied to the near stream zone dissolved and was partially immobilized by cation exchange sites in the hyporheic zone. In the second and third years after the addition we infer that much of this Ca and Sr was subsequently desorbed from the hyporheic zone and was exported from the watershed in stream flow. In the fourth through ninth years after the addition, Ca and Sr from wollastonite that had dissolved in upland soils was transported to the stream by interflow during wet periods when the ground water table was elevated. Between years three and nine the minimum annual Ca/Sr

  14. Phase controlled synthesis of (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles with high uniformity

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    Wang, S.F., E-mail: wangshifa2006@yeah.net [School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, Sichuan (China); Science and technology on vacuum technology and physics laboratory, Lanzhou Institute of Physics, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu (China); Li, Q. [School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, Sichuan (China); Zu, X.T., E-mail: xtzu@uestc.edu.cn [Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, Sichuan (China); Xiang, X.; Liu, W. [School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, Sichuan (China); Li, S., E-mail: sean.li@unsw.edu.au [School of Material Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia)

    2016-12-01

    (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles were successfully synthesized through modifying the atomic ratio of polysaccharide and chelating agent at an optimal sintering temperature. In the process, the polysaccharide plays an important role in drastically shrinking the precursor during the gel drying process. In the metal-complex structure, M{sup 2+} ion active sites were coordinated by −OH of the water molecules except for EDTA anions. The MFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} magnetic nanoparticles exhibited enhanced magnetic properties when compared with nano-MFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} of similar particle size synthesized by other synthesis route reported in the literature. In particular, the sintering temperature improves the crystallinity and increases the hysteresis loop squareness ratio of (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite nanoparticles significantly. - Graphical abstract: Schematic representation of the proposed model for MFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticle synthesis, starting from EDTA-chelated M{sup 2+} (M=Mg, Ca, or Ba) cations (left). High dispersion (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles were prepared by a modified polyacrylamide gel route. Optimized utilization of polysaccharide, chelating agent, and sintering temperature allowed the formation of (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite nanoparticles with a narrow diameter distribution. - Highlights: • We report a modified polyacrylamide gel route to synthesize (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles. • Chelate mechanism of metal ions (Mg, Ca, Ba) and EDTA has been discussed. • Phase transformation process of (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrites has been discussed. • The preparation method increases the hysteresis loop squareness ratio of (Mg, Ca, Ba)-ferrite nanoparticles.

  15. Strong kinetic effects on Sr/Ca ratios in the calcitic bivalve Pecten maximus

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    Lorrain, Anne; Gillikin, David P.; Paulet, Yves-Marie; Chauvaud, Laurent; Le Mercier, Alain; Navez, Jacques; André, Luc

    2005-12-01

    Although Sr/Ca ratios in abiogenic calcite are strongly controlled by precipitation rates, such a kinetic effect has never been demonstrated in calcitic bivalve shells. Therefore, we report Sr/Ca ratios together with daily growth rates in the calcitic shells of four individuals of the bivalve Pecten maximus (age class I). Ratios of Sr/Ca were found to be variable among individuals that grew at the same location, illustrating that vital effects dominate over environmental controls. Although daily growth rate was correlated with shell Sr/Ca ratios, it explained only half of the Sr/Ca variations. However, daily shell surface area increment, an estimation of the total quantity of carbonate precipitated for a given time, explained 74% of the Sr/Ca variability in the shells of P. maximus. This proves, for the first time in a calcitic bivalve, that shell Sr/Ca partitioning is mainly controlled by kinetic effects. The Sr/Ca ratio should therefore be tested as a potential proxy of calcification rate in modern or fossil calcitic biocarbonates.

  16. Variability of Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca between and within the planktonic foraminifers Globigerina bulloides and Globorotalia truncatulinoides

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    Anand-Jha, P.; Elderfield, H.

    2005-01-01

    The variability in Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca within individual tests and chambers of tests, and samples consisting of differing numbers of individuals, was determined for Globigerina bulloides and Globorotalia truncatulinoides in a North Atlantic core top sample (52.918°N 16.917°W'). The variability in Mg/Ca

  17. Transcription factor CREB is involved in CaSR-mediated cytoskeleton gene expression.

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    Huang, Shuaishuai; Ren, Yu; Wang, Ping; Li, Yanyuan; Wang, Xue; Zhuang, Haihui; Fang, Rong; Wang, Yuduo; Liu, Ningsheng; Hehir, Michael; Zhou, Jeff X

    2015-03-01

    Our previous studies illustrated that a steady increase of intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) was important for maintaining microtubules (MTs) rearrangement in apoptotic cells. However, little is known about the effect of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR)-mediated increase in [Ca2+]i on cytoskeleton gene expression. We examined the impact of taxol or CaSR agonist/antagonist on the regulation of [Ca2+]i concentration, cytoskeleton arrangement, phosphorylated CREB and cytoskeleton gene expressions in HeLa cells with dominant negative plasmid of CREB (PM). This study demonstrated that Gdcl3 (a specific CaSR agonist) evoked a rapid increase of [Ca2+]i, formed a rigid bundle of MTs which surrounded the nucleus and decreased the cytoskeleton gene expressions in HeLa cells. These effects were rescued by addition of NPS2390 (a specific CaSR antagonist). Moreover, CaSR activity affected cytoskeleton gene expression through transcription factor CREB. Histoscores of pCREB immunoreactivity in tissues of cervical adenocarcinoma, renal clear cell carcinoma, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma were markedly increased compared with non malignant tissue. These data demonstrate, for the first time, that CaSR-mediated increase in [Ca2+]i probably modulate cytoskeleton organization and gene expression via transcription factor. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Low lattice thermal conductivity suppressed by Sr-deficiency in Sr0.9Ca0.1Si2

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    C. S. Lue

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available We present a study of the temperature-dependent electrical resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, and thermal conductivity in Sr0.9-δCa0.1Si2 alloys to shed light on Sr-deficient effect on the thermoelectric performance, as characterized by the dimensionless thermoelectric figure-of-merit, ZT. It is found that the thermal conductivity is considerably reduced upon introducing Sr deficiency in Sr0.9Ca0.1Si2. In particular, a marked low lattice thermal conductivity of about 1.1 W/m-K at room temperature is achieved for Sr0.77Ca0.1Si2. Such a promising result leads to a relatively high ZT of 0.27 at room temperature for this material. Furthermore, with the extrapolation of thermoelectric parameters to high temperatures, a possible maximum ZT of about 0.52 at 850 K can be realistically estimated for Sr0.77Ca0.1Si2.

  19. Two-Dimensional Massless Dirac Fermions in Antiferromagnetic AFe_{2}As_{2} (A=Ba,Sr).

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    Chen, Zhi-Guo; Wang, Luyang; Song, Yu; Lu, Xingye; Luo, Huiqian; Zhang, Chenglin; Dai, Pengcheng; Yin, Zhiping; Haule, Kristjan; Kotliar, Gabriel

    2017-09-01

    We report infrared studies of AFe_{2}As_{2} (A=Ba, Sr), two representative parent compounds of iron-arsenide superconductors, at magnetic fields (B) up to 17.5 T. Optical transitions between Landau levels (LLs) were observed in the antiferromagnetic states of these two parent compounds. Our observation of a sqrt[B] dependence of the LL transition energies, the zero-energy intercepts at B=0  T under the linear extrapolations of the transition energies and the energy ratio (∼2.4) between the observed LL transitions, combined with the linear band dispersions in two-dimensional (2D) momentum space obtained by theoretical calculations, demonstrates the existence of massless Dirac fermions in the antiferromagnet BaFe_{2}As_{2}. More importantly, the observed dominance of the zeroth-LL-related absorption features and the calculated bands with extremely weak dispersions along the momentum direction k_{z} indicate that massless Dirac fermions in BaFe_{2}As_{2} are 2D. Furthermore, we find that the total substitution of the barium atoms in BaFe_{2}As_{2} by strontium atoms not only maintains 2D massless Dirac fermions in this system, but also enhances their Fermi velocity, which supports that the Dirac points in iron-arsenide parent compounds are topologically protected.

  20. Competing atomic processes in Ba and Sr injection critical velocity experiments

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    Newell, P. T.; Torbert, R. B.

    1985-01-01

    The critical ionization velocity effect requires a superthermal electron population to ionize through collisional impact. Such superthermal electrons can however lose energy to competing atomic processes, as well as to ionization, thus limiting the efficiency of the effect. Considering Ba and Sr magnetospheric injection experiments designed to test the CIV theory, it is found that in both cases roughly 60 percent of the superthermal electron energy is lost on exciting line radiation. Moreover, energy loss to background neutral oxygen places a strict limit on the injected cloud densities for which critical velocity effects are possible; a finding which explains the consistently negative results in radial injection experiments.

  1. Determination of barium and strontium by atomic absorption in aqueous solutions with (Sr)/(Ba) ratios ranging from 0. 04 to 15,000

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    Galinier, C.; Bouhlel, S.; Reynier, B.

    1986-11-01

    The systematic use of atomic absorption allowed the determination of Ba and Sr in aqueous solutions with (Sr)/(Ba) ratios ranging from 0.04 to 15,000. In this study, we define the limits over which the interaction between the matrix and the ion to determine becomes important. For concentration ratios (Sr)/(Ba) lower than 50, the addition of lg of KCl per liter reduces the effect of the matrix to a reasonable value. For an (Sr)/(Ba) ratio above 50, adding an alcaline salt is not sufficient to decrease the interactions. In this case, we propose a diagram to correct the determination of baryum.

  2. Analysis on Mg/SrCO3 and Mg/Ba(ClO3)2 composition spectrum

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    Guo, Leju; Chen, Minghua; Chen, Yongkang; Shi, Tengfei

    2017-10-01

    Green light and red light pyrotechnic compound were measured with the whole-band radiometer in order to research the combustion performance. The Mg/SrCO3 and Mg/Ba(ClO3)2 composition spectrums and radiation intensities of the visible light were obtained by testing and calculating. Through researching combustion spectra of Mg/SrCO3 and Mg/Ba(ClO3)2 composition pyrotechnics, it can be concluded that both the combustion spectrum of Mg/SrCO3 and Mg/Ba(ClO3)2 composition are a mixed spectrum. The combustion spectrum of pyrotechnic compounds can be used as a means of identification of pyrotechnic composition.

  3. Crystal structure and polarization hysteresis properties of ferroelectric BaTiO3 thin-film capacitors on (Ba,Sr)TiO3-buffered substrates

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    Maki, Hisashi; Noguchi, Yuji; Kutsuna, Kazutoshi; Matsuo, Hiroki; Kitanaka, Yuuki; Miyayama, Masaru

    2016-10-01

    Ferroelectric BaTiO3 (BT) thin-film capacitors with a buffer layer of (Ba1- x Sr x )TiO3 (BST) have been fabricated on (001) SrTiO3 (STO) single-crystal substrates by a pulsed laser deposition method, and the crystal structure and polarization hysteresis properties have been investigated. X-ray diffraction reciprocal space mapping shows that the BST buffer effectively reduces the misfit strain relaxation of the BT films on SrRuO3 (SRO) electrodes. The BT capacitor with the SRO electrodes on the BST (x = 0.3) buffer exhibits a well-saturated hysteresis loop with a remanent polarization of 29 µC/cm2. The hysteresis loop displays a shift toward a specific field direction, which is suggested to stem from the flexoelectric coupling between the out-of-plane polarization and the strain gradient adjacent to the bottom interface.

  4. Calculation of Spectral Parameters for Doped/Codoped MWO4 (M = Ba2+/Ca2+) Phosphors

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    Ambast, A. K.; Sharma, S. K.

    2017-08-01

    We report the spectral parameters of Dy3+-doped and Sr2+/K+-codoped MWO4 (M = Ba2+/Ca2+) tungstate phosphors synthesized by solid-state reaction route. The structural and optical properties were investigated by x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, photoluminescence (PL) measurements, and ultraviolet-visible-near infrared spectroscopy. The XRD results indicate tetragonal structure of the phosphors in space group I4 1 / a. The PL spectra show blue and yellow emission at 489 nm and 577 nm, respectively, on excitation at wavelength of 350 nm. The diffuse reflectance spectra reveal bandgap values for the phosphors in the range from 4.24 eV to 5.7 eV. Judd-Ofelt theory was used to calculate the oscillator strength from the excitation spectra of the phosphors. The intensity parameters ( Ω 2, Ω 4, and Ω 6) were used to calculate many radiative parameters such as the radiative transition probabilities ( A R), radiative lifetime ( τ R), branching ratio ( β R), stimulated emission cross-section [ σ( λ p)], and quantum efficiency ( η) for certain excited states of Dy3+ ion.

  5. Epithelial CaSR Deficiency Alters Intestinal Integrity and Promotes Proinflammatory Immune Responses

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    Cheng, Sam X.; Lightfoot, Yaíma L.; Yang, Tao; Zadeh, Mojgan; Tang, Lieqi; Sahay, Bikash; Wang, Gary P.; Owen, Jennifer L.; Mohamadzadeh, Mansour

    2014-01-01

    The intestinal epithelium is equipped with sensing receptor mechanisms that interact with luminal microorganisms and nutrients to regulate barrier function and gut immune responses, thereby maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Herein, we clarify the role of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) using intestinal epithelium-specific Casr−/− mice. Epithelial CaSR deficiency diminished intestinal barrier function, altered microbiota composition, and skewed immune responses towards proinflammatory. Consequently, Casr−/− mice were significantly more prone to chemically induced intestinal inflammation resulting in colitis. Accordingly, CaSR represents a potential therapeutic target for autoinflammatory disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases. PMID:24842610

  6. Crystal structures and phase transitions in Sr doped Ba{sub 2}InTaO{sub 6} perovskites

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    Zhou, Qingdi; Tan, Teck-Yee [School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia (Australia); Kennedy, Brendan J., E-mail: kennedyb@chem.usyd.edu.au [School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia (Australia); Hester, James R. [Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Private Mail Bag 1, Menai, NSW 2234 (Australia)

    2013-10-15

    The crystal structures of the double perovskites of the type Ba{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}InTaO{sub 6} have been studied by synchrotron X-ray and neutron powder diffraction methods. The structures are based on ordered array of the tilted InO{sub 6} and TaO{sub 6} octahedra, with the Ba/Sr cations being completely disordered. The structure evolves from cubic to monoclinic Fm3{sup ¯}m→{sup x∼0.6}I4/m→{sup x∼1.2}I2/m→{sup x∼1.6}P2{sub 1}/n. The changes in the symmetry induced by replacing the Ba with Sr have been identified by a symmetry-mode analysis. Variable temperature S-XRD studies of selected examples have shown that heating the samples induces the same sequence of transitions observed in the composition dependent studies. - Graphical abstract: The evolution of the structure of the B-site ordered perovskites has been determined by high resolution powder diffraction. The nature of the transitions are probed by examination of the symmetry-adapted modes. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Synthesis of Ba{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}InTaO{sub 6} cation ordered perovskites. • Synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction structural studies of Ba{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}InTaO{sub 6}. • Phase transitions in Ba{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}InTaO{sub 6}. • Symmetry-adapted mode analysis of phase transitions.

  7. Using medical accelerators and photon activation to determine Sr/Ca concentration ratios in teeth

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    Chao, J.H. [Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)], E-mail: jhchao@mx.nthu.edu.tw; Liu, M.T. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua 500, Taiwan (China); Yeh, S.A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan (China); Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan (China); Huang, S.S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua 500, Taiwan (China); Wu, J.M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan (China); Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan (China); Chang, Y.L. [Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Hsu, F.Y. [Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Chuang, C.Y.; Liu, H.Y.; Sun, Y.C. [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)

    2009-06-15

    This paper describes a photon activation method, studied by using two medical accelerators (energies: 15 and 18 MeV) as photon sources, for determining Sr and Ca levels and Sr/Ca ratios in tooth samples. The radionuclides formed by various photonuclear reactions were measured and identified using a gamma-spectrometry with HPGe detection system. The yields of the corresponding photonuclear reactions and the detection sensitivities for the alkaline earth metals (e.g., Ca, Sr) were surveyed and estimated in relation to the radiation dose. The minimum detectable amount of Sr was estimated to be less than 1 {mu}g g{sup -1}, allowing the Sr/Ca ratios in teeth to be determined conveniently. The Sr/Ca ratios in deciduous and permanent tooth samples obtained from local dental clinics were 0.390 and 0.565 mg g{sup -1}, respectively. This photon activation method of determining Sr/Ca ratio in bones and teeth using medical accelerators for cancer treatment is thought to be useful also in biological and archaeological studies.

  8. New Insulating Antiferromagnetic Quaternary Iridates MLa10Ir4O24 (M = Sr, Ba)

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    Zhao, Qingbiao; Han, Fei; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Han, Tian-Heng; Li, Hao; Mitchell, J. F.

    2015-07-01

    Recently, oxides of Ir4+ have received renewed attention in the condensed matter physics community, as it has been reported that certain iridates have a strongly spin-orbital coupled (SOC) electronic state, Jeff = ½, that defines the electronic and magnetic properties. The canonical example is the Ruddlesden-Popper compound Sr2IrO4, which has been suggested as a potential route to a new class of high temperature superconductor due to the formal analogy between Jeff = ½ and the S = ½ state of the cuprate superconductors. The quest for other iridium oxides that present tests of the underlying SOC physics is underway. In this spirit, here we report the synthesis and physical properties of two new quaternary tetravalent iridates, MLa10Ir4O24 (M = Sr, Ba). The crystal structure of both compounds features isolated IrO6 octahedra in which the electronic configuration of Ir is d5. Both compounds order antiferromagnetically despite the lack of obvious superexchange pathways, and resistivity measurement shows that SrLa10Ir4O24 is an insulator.

  9. Identification of the neutron-rich nuclides /sup 147; 148/Ba and half- life determination of the heavy isotopes of Rb, Sr, Y, Cs, Ba and La

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    Amiel, S; Nir-El, Y; Shmid, M

    1976-01-01

    The neutron nuclides /sup 147; 148/Ba were produced in the thermal neutron induced fission of /sup 235/U. A new surface ionization integrated target ion source operating at temperatures in the region of 1800 degrees C permits the measurement of half-lives of isotopes down to about 0.1 sec due to the very fast release of atoms from the target. Isotopes of Rb, Sr, Cs, and Ba were separated by positive surface ionization and their half-lives measured using beta activity detected by a silicon surface barrier detector with a depletion depth of 300 mu . The isotopes /sup 147/Ba and /sup 148/Ba were identified for the first time and their half-lives were found to be 0.72+or-0.07 sec and 0.47+or-0.20 sec, respectively. (0 refs).

  10. The isotypic family of the diarsenates MM'As{sub 2}O{sub 7} (M = Sr, Ba; M' = Cd, Hg)

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    Weil, Matthias [Technische Univ. Wien (Austria). Inst. for Chemical Technologies and Analytics

    2016-08-01

    The diarsenates MM'As{sub 2}O{sub 7} (M = Sr, Ba; M' = Cd, Hg) were prepared under hydrothermal conditions (∝200 C, autogenous pressure), starting from As{sub 2}O{sub 5} and the corresponding metal oxides or precursor compounds thereof in aqueous solutions. Structure analyses on the basis of single crystal X-ray data revealed the four structures to be isotypic. They are the first diarsenates to crystallize in the triclinic BaZnP{sub 2}O{sub 7} structure type (space group P anti 1, Z = 2, a ∼ 5.8 Aa, b ∼ 7.3 Aa, c ∼ 7.6 Aa, α ∼ 101 , β ∼ 91 , γ ∼ 98 ). All related MM'As{sub 2}O{sub 7} diarsenates reported so far (M = Sr, Ba, Pb; M' = Mg, Co, Cu, Zn) crystallize in the monoclinic α-Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} structure type (P2{sub 1}/n, Z = 4). Hence, the size of the divalent M' cation determines which of the two structure types is adopted.

  11. Epitaxial growth of solution deposited Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox films

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    Gobel, OF; Du, [No Value; Hibma, T; von Lampe, [No Value; Steiner, U

    The epitaxial growth of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (Bi2212) high temperature superconducting thin films was studied. The films were solution-deposited from a polymer-containing precursor onto SrTiO3 (001) substrates. Bi2212 formed an epitaxial phase with the c-axis parallel to the substrate normal and an in-lane

  12. Rarotonga Sr/Ca and SST Reconstruction Data for 1726 to 1997

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — A 271 year record of Sr/Ca variability in a coral from Rarotonga in the South Pacific gyre. Calibration with monthly sea surface temperature (SST) from satellite and...

  13. Study of the effects of additives on structural properties of the Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19} hexaferrite; Estudo do efeito de aditivos nas propriedades estruturais da hexaferrita Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19}

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    Alves, Y.S.; Pereira, C.A.; Farias, F.C.; Mello, P.S.; Alves, A.G.; Pereira, F.M.; Barroso, M.B., E-mail: yuri.link2@gmail.com [Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Juazeiro do Norte, CE (Brazil); Saraiva, I.R.; Conde, W.S. [DeVry Fanor, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Sombra, A.B. [Laboratorio de Telecomunicacoes e Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais (LOCEM/UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil)

    2016-07-01

    The Hexaferrites are magnetic ceramic materials chemically and thermally stable, low-cost and easy processing. The objective of this work was to study the effects of SiO2 and CaO additives on structural properties of hexaferrite Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19}. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and quantified by the Rietveld method. The doped samples showed no structural change. With the concentration of dopant employed, there was a decrease in the sintering temperature of all samples Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 12}O{sub 19} 1100 °C/5h to 1000 °C/2h. After addition of dopants, it was observed that the growth of the grains in the samples did not occur uniformly. This uneven growth can is being influenced by the concentrations of Ba and Sr atoms present in the samples, as well as some sort of reaction with the dopant elements. (author)

  14. Epithelial CaSR Deficiency Alters Intestinal Integrity and Promotes Proinflammatory Immune Responses

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    Cheng, Sam X.; Lightfoot, Yaíma L.; Yang, Tao; Zadeh, Mojgan; Tang, Lieqi; Sahay, Bikash; Wang, Gary P.; Owen, Jennifer L.; Mohamadzadeh, Mansour

    2014-01-01

    The intestinal epithelium is equipped with sensing receptor mechanisms that interact with luminal microorganisms and nutrients to regulate barrier function and gut immune responses, thereby maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Herein, we clarify the role of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) using intestinal epithelium-specific Casr−/− mice. Epithelial CaSR deficiency diminished intestinal barrier function, altered microbiota composition, and skewed immune responses towards proi...

  15. Reverse micellar synthesis, structural characterization and dielectric properties of Sr-doped BaZrO{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Ahmad, Tokeer, E-mail: tahmad3@jmi.ac.in [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025 (India); Ubaidullah, Mohd [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025 (India); Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Tonk, Rajasthan, 304022 (India); School of Science and Technology, Glocal University, Mirzapur, Saharanpur, 247121, Uttar Pradesh (India); Shahazad, Mohd [Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025 (India); Kumar, Dinesh [Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Tonk, Rajasthan, 304022 (India); Al-Hartomy, Omar A. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21589 (Saudi Arabia)

    2017-01-01

    Sr-doped BaZrO{sub 3} nanoparticles with strontium content varying from 5 to 20 mol % were successfully synthesized by reverse micellar method at 900 °C for the first time. Systematic studies have been carried out to establish the structural and electrical properties of the as prepared nanoparticles. These nanoparticles were characterized using powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area and dielectric measurements. X-ray diffraction analysis showed the formation of monophasic and highly crystalline nanoparticles which could be indexed in cubic BaZrO{sub 3} with contraction of lattice on strontium substitution. A monotonic shift of diffraction pattern towards higher angel confirms the formation of solid solutions of Ba{sub 1−x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.20) which was corroborating well with lattice parameter studies. Transmission electron microscopic studies showed the formation of cubic, spherical and hexagonal nanoparticles with an average grain size of 40–65 nm. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic studies confirmed the presence of dopant (Sr{sup 2+}) in the BaZrO{sub 3} matrix and estimated chemical species corroborate well with the loaded composition. Specific surface area of the solid solution comes out to be in the range of 104–244 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}. Smallest particle of size 40 nm shows highest surface area 244 m{sup 2} g{sup -1} for 20 mol% Sr-doped BaZrO{sub 3}. Dielectric and impedance studies were also carried out as a function of frequency and temperature to explore the electrical properties of Sr-doped BaZrO{sub 3}. The dielectric constant of Ba{sub 1−x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.20) was found to be in the range of 13–25 for x = 0.05 to x = 0.20 with nearly similar dielectric loss of the order of 0.02. The conductance increases linearly with increase in frequency at room temperature, however the impedance has an inverse effect. - Highlights: • Monophasic nanocrystalline Ba{sub 1−x}Sr

  16. Nonaqueous and halide-free route to crystalline BaTiO3, SrTiO3, and (Ba,Sr)TiO3 nanoparticles via a mechanism involving C-C bond formation.

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    Niederberger, Markus; Garnweitner, Georg; Pinna, Nicola; Antonietti, Markus

    2004-07-28

    A novel nonaqueous route for the preparation of nanocrystalline BaTiO(3), SrTiO(3), and (Ba,Sr)TiO(3) has been developed. In a simple one-pot reaction process, the elemental alkaline earth metals are directly dissolved in benzyl alcohol at slightly elevated temperatures. After the addition of Ti(O(i)Pr)(4), the reaction mixture is heated to 200 degrees C, resulting in the formation of a white precipitate. XRD measurements prove the exclusive presence of the perovskite phase without any other crystalline byproducts such as BaCO(3) or TiO(2). TEM investigations reveal that the BaTiO(3) nanoparticles are nearly spherical in shape with diameters ranging from 4 to 5 nm. The SrTiO(3) particles display less uniform particle shapes, and the size varies between 5 and 10 nm. Lattice fringes observed in HRTEM measurements further prove the high crystallinity of the nanoparticles. Surprisingly, GC-MS analysis of the reaction solution after hydrothermal treatment shows that hardly any ether formation occurs during the BaTiO(3) synthesis. Instead, the presence of 4-phenyl-2-butanol in stoichiometric amounts gives evidence that the formation mechanism proceeds mainly via a novel pathway involving C-C bond formation between benzyl alcohol and the isopropanolate ligand.

  17. Consequences of Ca multisite occupation for the conducting properties of BaTiO{sub 3}

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    Zulueta, Y.A., E-mail: yohandysalexis.zuluetaleyva@student.kuleuven.be [Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Oriente, CP-90500 Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Dawson, J.A. [Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom); Leyet, Y. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. General Rodrigo Otávio, 6200 – Coroado I, 69077-000 Manaus (Brazil); Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. General Rodrigo Otávio, 6200 – Coroado I, 69077-000 Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil); Anglada-Rivera, J. [Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Amazonas, Av. 7de Setembro, 1975, 69020-120 Manaus (Brazil); Guerrero, F. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. General Rodrigo Otávio, 6200 – Coroado I, 69077-000 Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil); Silva, R.S. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, 49100-000 São Cristóvão, SE (Brazil); Nguyen, Minh Tho [Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium)

    2016-11-15

    In combination with the dielectric modulus formalism and theoretical calculations, a newly developed defect incorporation mode, which is a combination of the standard A- and B-site doping mechanisms, is used to explain the conducting properties in 5 mol% Ca-doped BaTiO{sub 3}. Simulation results for Ca solution energies in the BaTiO{sub 3} lattice show that the new oxygen vacancy inducing mixed mode exhibits low defect energies. A reduction in dc conductivity compared with undoped BaTiO{sub 3} is witnessed for the incorporation of Ca. The conducting properties of 5 mol% Ca-doped BaTiO{sub 3} are analyzed using molecular dynamics and impedance spectroscopy. The ionic conductivity activation energies for each incorporation mode are calculated and good agreement with experimental data for oxygen migration is observed. The likely existence of the proposed defect configuration is also analyzed on the basis of these methods. - Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy formation as a result of self-compensation in Ca-doped BaTiO{sub 3}.

  18. Luminescence processes in A3IILaNb3O12 (AII = Ba, Sr) layered perovskites

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    Chukova, Oksana; Gomenyuk, Olga; Nedilko, Sergiy; Polubinskii, Vitaliy; Scherbatsky, Vasyl; Sheludko, Vadim; Titov, Yuriy

    2014-08-01

    The A3IILaNb3O12 (AII = Sr, Ba) layered perovskites were synthesized by co-precipitation method. Luminescence properties of these compositions have been investigated for the first time. Emission spectra consist of wide bands with maxima located near 430 and 500 nm. Luminescence processes are discussed in connection with features of cation compositions, crystal structure and distortions of the NbO67- groups’ symmetry. Possible scheme of electron states and the lowest allowed electron transitions has been built for the niobate groups of Oh and C3v symmetry. In this scheme, the 430 and 500 nm emission bands were assigned to T1 → A1 and E → A1 electron transitions in the perfect and distorted NbO67- oxyanions, respectively.

  19. Photoluminescence properties of X5SiO4Cl6: Tb 3 (X= Sr, Ba) green ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 36; Issue 4. Photoluminescence properties of X5SiO4Cl6:Tb3+ (X = Sr, Ba) green phosphor prepared via modified solid state method. A N Yerpude S J Dhoble. Volume 36 Issue 4 August 2013 pp 715-717 ...

  20. Exploring foraminiferal Sr/Ca as a new carbonate system proxy

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    Keul, Nina; Langer, Gerald; Thoms, Silke; de Nooijer, Lennart Jan; Reichart, Gert-Jan; Bijma, Jelle

    2017-04-01

    In present day paleoclimate research one of the most pressing challenges is the reconstruction of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. A variety of proxies for several components of the marine inorganic carbon system have been developed in this context (e.g. B isotopes, B/Ca, U/Ca) to allow reconstruction of past seawater pH, HCO3- and CO32- and thereby facilitate estimates of past atmospheric pCO2. Based on culture experiments using the benthic foraminifera Ammonia sp. we describe a positive correlation between Sr/Ca and the carbonate system, namely DIC/bicarbonate ion concentration. Foraminiferal Sr/Ca ratios provide potentially additional constraints on the carbonate system proxy, because the analysis of foraminiferal carbonate Sr/Ca is straightforward and not easily contaminated. Applying our calibration to a published dataset of paleo-Sr/Ca suggests the validity of Sr/Ca as a carbonate system proxy. Furthermore, we explore how our data can be used to advance conceptual understanding of the foraminiferal biomineralization mechanism.

  1. A Preliminary study of Sr/Ca thermometry in Chang Islands, Gulf of Thailand

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    Wararat Sirianansakul

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Variations in ratios of strontium-to-calcium (Sr/Ca for two Porites sp. coral specimens collected from Wai (PW and Loa Ya (PLY islands, part of Chang islands, Gulf of Thailand, were determined. Inductively coupled plasma optimal emission spectrometry (ICP-OES was used to analyze this ratio, which demonstrates annual cycles and the data is assumed to reflect the sea surface temperature (SST. Comparing the ratios with SST data, following Sr/Ca–SST relationships were determined PW: Sr/Ca (mmol/mol = 11.56–0.070×SST, PLY: Sr/Ca (mmol/mol = 11.89–0.081×SST. Our correlations are different from those previously reported; a discrepancy that may involve differences in analytical methods employed and abnormally low sea surface salinity (SSS (<30 psu in the Gulf of Thailand.

  2. Skeletal retention of /sup 45/Ca and /sup 85/Sr as a tracer for skeletal calcium

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    Reeve, J.; Green, J.R.; Maletskos, C.J.; Neer, R.M.

    1983-01-01

    The physical characteristics of /sup 47/Ca and /sup 45/Ca make them unsuitable for studying the longterm (> 30 days) handling of skeletal calcium in patients. Therefore a study was conducted in 3 normal subjects in which the skeletal uptakes and subsequent retentions of simultaneously administered intravenous doses of /sup 45/Ca and /sup 85/Sr were compared. Specific activities of /sup 45/Ca (relative to /sup 40/Ca) were then observed in plasma and prolonged urine collections for up to 5 months. The whole-body retention of /sup 85/Sr was followed simultaneously in a whole-body counter. In the hypothesis that the single passage retention of both tracers in the skeleton was identical, after the effects of second and subsequent tracer recirculations the skeleton had been removed by deconvolution analysis, it was possible to calculate from the /sup 85/Sr data and the excretory clearance of /sup 40/Ca the predicted /sup 45/Ca specific activity for each subject as a function of time. Within the limits imposed by data scatter and measurement uncertainties, the predicted and observed long-term /sup 45/Ca specific activity curves appeared identical. However, in a separate study on approximately 40 patients, /sup 85/Sr was shown to underestimate the size of the exchangeable pools of bone calcium by about 20%.

  3. Effects of Ba doping on physical properties of La-Ca-Mn-O thin films

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    Hong, N H; Sakai, J; Iwasaki, H

    2003-01-01

    Transport and magnetic properties of La-Ba-Ca-Mn-O thin films fabricated by the pulsed laser deposition technique had been investigated systematically to see the effects of substitution of the small atom Ca by Ba which is much bigger. The induced insulator-to-metal (IM) transition was obtained not only in compositions near 0.5 and 0.18 which are boundaries between metallic and insulating phases but also in the heavily doped region. In the region of x > 0.5, the Ba doping causes an anomalous response of the system to the magnetic field and a positive magnetoresistance was observed. Besides, our results concerning the vicinity of 0.5 imply the existence of phase separation. As for x < 0.5, the doping enhances remarkably the paramagnetism-ferromagnetism transition and the IM transition temperatures.

  4. Measurement of Ca, Zn and Sr in enamel of human teeth by XRF

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    Wielopolski, L.; Featherstone, J.D.B.; Cohn, S.H.

    1984-01-01

    Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) has been employed to measure Ca, Zn, and Sr in enamel of human teeth. The calibration of the EDXRF system was performed by comparing Sr/Ca ratios with values obtained by atomic absorption analysis of acid etched biopsies of the enamel surface. Two calibration lines were obtained, one line for untreated teeth and the second line for teeth immersed (treated) in solutions containing Sr. A simple analytical model demonstrated that the two calibration lines were the result of the difference in the depth of the enamel sampled by EDXRF and by the acid-etched biopsy. The multi-elemental, non-destructive and quantitative aspects of EDXRF permit the sequential monitoring of the effects of Sr and Zn ions on the mineralization and demineralization processes in human enamel. The portability of the system and adaptability to non-invasive measurements makes it suitable for field studies. 26 references, 4 figures.

  5. Bond length (Ti-O) dependence of nano ATO3-based (A = Pb, Ba, Sr) perovskite structures: Optical investigation in IR range

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    Ghasemifard, Mahdi; Ghamari, Misagh; Okay, Cengiz

    2018-01-01

    In the current study, ABO3 (A = Pb, Ba, Sr and B = Ti) perovskite structures are produced by the auto-combustion route by using citric acid (CA) and nitric acid (NA) as fuel and oxidizer. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns confirmed the perovskite nanostructure with cubic, tetragonal, and rhombohedral for SrTiO3, PbTiO3, and BaTiO3, respectively. Using Scherrer’s equation and XRD pattern, the average crystallite size of the samples were acquired. The effect of Ti-O bond length on the structure of the samples was evaluated. The type of structures obtained depends on Ti-O bond length which is in turn influenced by A2+ substitutions. Microstructural studies of nanostructures calcined at 850∘C confirmed the formation of polyhedral particles with a narrow size distribution. The values of optical band gaps were measured and the impact of A2+ was discussed. The optical properties such as the complex refractive index and dielectric function were calculated by IR spectroscopy and Kramers-Kronig (K-K) relations. Lead, as the element with the highest density as compared to other elements, changes the optical constants, remarkably due to altering titanium and oxygen distance in TO6 groups.

  6. Strong kinetic effects on Sr/Ca ratios in the calcitic bivalve Pecten maximus

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    A. Lorrain; Gillikin, D. P.; Paulet, Y.-M.; Chauvaud, L.; Le Mercier, A.; Navez, J.; André, L.

    2005-01-01

    Although Sr/Ca ratios in abiogenic calcite are strongly controlled by precipitation rates, such a kinetic effect has never been demonstrated in calcitic bivalve shells. Therefore, we report Sr/Ca ratios together with daily growth rates in the calcitic shells of four individuals of the bivalve Pecten maximus (age class I). Ratios of Sr/Ca were found to be variable among individuals that grew at the same location, illustrating that vital effects dominate over environmental controls. Although da...

  7. Extracellular calcium and CaSR drive osteoinduction in mesenchymal stromal cells.

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    González-Vázquez, Arlyng; Planell, Josep A; Engel, Elisabeth

    2014-06-01

    Bone is the main store of calcium and progenitor cells in the body. During the resorption process, the local calcium concentration reaches 8-40mM, and the surrounding cells are exposed to these fluctuations in calcium. This stimulus is a signal that is detected through the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR), which modulates chemotactic and proliferative G protein-dependent signaling pathways. The objective of the present work is to evaluate the roles of extracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]o) and the CaSR in osteoinduction. Rat bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (rBMSCs) were stimulated with 10mM of Ca(2+). Several experiments were conducted to demonstrate the effect of [Ca(2+)]o on chemotaxis, proliferation and differentiation on the osteoblastic lineage. It was found that [Ca(2+)]o induces rBMSCs to migrate and proliferate in a concentration-dependent manner. Real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence also revealed that 10mM Ca(2+) stimulates overexpression of osteogenic markers in rBMSCs, including alkaline phosphatase (ALP), bone sialoprotein, collagen Ia1 and osteocalcin. Functional assays determining ALP activity and mineralization tests both corroborate the increased expression of these markers in rBMSCs stimulated with Ca(2+). Moreover, CaSR blockage inhibited the cellular response to stimulation with high concentrations of [Ca(2+)]o, revealing that the CaSR is a key modulator of these cellular responses. Copyright © 2014 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Elemental intermixing within an ultrathin SrRuO3 electrode layer in epitaxial heterostructure BaTiO3/SrRuO3/SrTiO3

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    H. B. Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy is used to directly observe atom columns in an epitaxial BaTiO3 thin film deposited on a 3.6 nm-thick SrRuO3 electrode layer above an SrTiO3 (001 substrate. Compositional gradients across the heterointerfaces were examined using electron energy-loss spectroscopy techniques. It was found that a small amount of Ba and Ti had diffused into the SrRuO3 layer, and that this layer contained a non-negligible concentration of oxygen vacancies. Such point defects are expected to degrade the electrode’s electronic conductivity drastically, resulting in a much longer screening length. This may explain the discrepancy between experimental measurements and theoretical estimates of the ferroelectric critical thickness of a BaTiO3 ferroelectric barrier sandwiched between metallic SrRuO3 electrodes, since theoretical calculations generally assume ideal (stoichiometric perovskite SrRuO3.

  9. Molecular beam epitaxial growth of layered Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O compounds

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    Schlom, D. G.; Marshall, A. F.; Sizemore, J. T.; Chen, Z. J.; Eckstein, J. N.

    1990-05-01

    The in situ epitaxial growth of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O films by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) is reported. The suitability of various oxidants for the MBE growth of cuprate superconductors is discussed, and the use of ozone described. Molecular beams of the constituents were periodically shuttered to grow various Bi2Sr2Ca(n-1)Cu(n)O(x) phases, including 2201, 2212, 2223, 2245, and layered 2212/2223 and 2223/2234 mixtures. Some of the films grown in this way were superconducting as grown. The ability of MBE to grow layered, probably metastable Bi2Sr2Ca(n-1)Cu(n)O(x) films is demonstrated.

  10. The Effect of Sr2+ on Luminescence of Ce3+-Doped (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7.

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    Lin, Litian; Shi, Rui; Zhou, Rongfu; Peng, Qi; Liu, Chunmeng; Tao, Ye; Huang, Yan; Dorenbos, Pieter; Liang, Hongbin

    2017-10-16

    A series of Ce3+-doped (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7 phosphors with different Ce3+ and Ca2+/Sr2+ concentrations were prepared by a high temperature solid-state reaction technique. To get insight into the structure-luminescence relationship, the impact of incorporation of Sr2+ on structure of (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7 was first investigated via Rietveld refinement of high quality X-ray diffraction (XRD) data, and then the VUV-UV excitation and UV-vis emission spectra of (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7:Ce3+ were collected at low temperature. The results reveal that the crystal structure evolution of (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7:Ce3+ has influences on band gaps and Ce3+ luminescence properties including 4f-5di (i = 1-5) transition energies, radiative lifetime, emission intensity, quantum efficiency, and thermal stability. Moreover, the influence of Sr2+ content on the energy of Eu3+-O2- charge-transfer states (CTS) in (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7:Eu3+ was studied in order to construct vacuum referred binding energy (VRBE) schemes with the aim to further understand the luminescence properties of (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7:Ce3+. Finally, X-ray excited luminescence (XEL) spectra were measured to evaluate the possibility of (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7:Ce3+ as a scintillation material.

  11. Synthesis of highly phase pure (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor

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    Dorris, Stephen E.; Poeppel, Roger B.; Prorok, Barton C.; Lanagan, Michael T.; Maroni, Victor A.

    1994-01-01

    An article and method of manufacture of (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor. The superconductor is manufactured by preparing a first powdered mixture of bismuth oxide, lead oxide, strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. A second powdered mixture is then prepared of strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. The mixtures are calcined separately with the two mixtures then combined. The resulting combined mixture is then subjected to a powder in tube deformation and thermal processing to produce a substantially phase pure (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor.

  12. Vacancy induced metallicity at the CaHfO3/SrTiO3 interface

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    Nazir, Safdar

    2011-03-31

    Density functional theory is used to study the electronic properties of the oxide heterointerfaceCaHfO3/SrTiO3. Structural relaxation is carried out with and without O vacancies. As compared to related interfaces, strongly reduced octahedral distortions are found. Stoichiometric interfaces between the wide band gap insulatorsCaHfO3 and SrTiO3 turn out to exhibit an insulating state. However, interface metallicity is introduced by O vacancies, in agreement with experiment. The reduced octahedral distortions and necessity of O deficiency indicate a less complicated mechanism for the creation of the interfacial electron gas.

  13. Structure Refinement of (Sr,BaNb2O6 Ceramic Powder from Neutron and X-Rays Diffraction Data

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    J.G. Carrio

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available The structure of polycrystalline strontium barium niobate at room temperature was refined by the Rietveld method. Sintered ceramic samples were used to collect powder neutron and X-ray diffraction data. The ratio Sr/Ba ~ 64/36 was found from the initial batch composition Sr0.61Ba0.39Nb2O6, corroborating with the quantitative X-ray dispersive spectroscopy (EDS measurements. The structure is tetragonal with cell parameters a, b = 12.4504(3 Å and c = 3.9325(1 Å and space group P4bm. It was not necessary to introduce any positional disorder for the oxygen atoms. Cation Nb+5 displacements not parallel to the c direction are presented, which can influence the behavior of the ferroelectric properties.

  14. Structure and optical band gaps of (Ba,Sr)SnO{sub 3} films grown by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Schumann, Timo; Raghavan, Santosh; Ahadi, Kaveh; Kim, Honggyu; Stemmer, Susanne, E-mail: stemmer@mrl.ucsb.edu [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5050 (United States)

    2016-09-15

    Epitaxial growth of (Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1−x})SnO{sub 3} films with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 using molecular beam epitaxy is reported. It is shown that SrSnO{sub 3} films can be grown coherently strained on closely lattice and symmetry matched PrScO{sub 3} substrates. The evolution of the optical band gap as a function of composition is determined by spectroscopic ellipsometry. The direct band gap monotonously decreases with x from to 4.46 eV (x = 0) to 3.36 eV (x = 1). A large Burnstein-Moss shift is observed with La-doping of BaSnO{sub 3} films. The shift corresponds approximately to the increase in Fermi level and is consistent with the low conduction band mass.

  15. Exploring structural, electronic and thermo-elastic properties of metallic AMoO3 (A = Pb, Ba, Sr) molybdates

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    Tariq, Saad; Jamil, M. Imran; Sharif, Azeem; Ramay, Shahid Mahmood; Ahmad, Hasnain; ul Qamar, Noor; Tahir, Bashir

    2018-01-01

    The structural, electronic and thermodynamic properties of AMoO3 (A = Pb, Ba and Sr) molybdates have been investigated by deploying density functional theory. Computed elastic constants and corresponding properties is the first comparative report on AMoO3.The elastic properties match well with the available literature. Results have shown that the studied compounds exhibit stable anti-ferromagnetic, ductile cubic phase along with metallic attributes. Electron spin density contours and DOS were used to shed light on surface morphology of metal-oxide-metal type of mixed bonding. By analyzing enthalpy of formations for AMoO3, SrMoO3 has found to be the most stable than Pb and Ba molybdates. Our results are predictions for future experimentations to develop electronic devices based on studied compounds.

  16. Measurements of Sr/Ca in bones to evaluate differences in temperature

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    Santos, P.R. [IFUSP, Travessa R da rua do Matao 187, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Added, N. [IFUSP, Travessa R da rua do Matao 187, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], E-mail: nemitala@dfn.if.usp.br; Aburaya, J.H.; Rizzutto, M.A. [IFUSP, Travessa R da rua do Matao 187, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2008-04-15

    Analysis of aragonite from sea shells and coral skeletons showed a clear correlation between the strontium and calcium concentrations for these crystals (Sr/Ca ratio) and seawater temperature obtained by satellites and ship readings. In this work we present the results of a study that correlates Sr/Ca ratio with formation temperature of another calcium crystal, the hydroxyapatite (Ca{sub 10}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}(OH){sub 2}), main mineral compound of teeth and bones from vertebrates. These animals, independent of its thermoregulation pattern (endothermic or ectothermic) have variations of internal temperature along the body. One interesting application of this work is to differentiate warm-blooded animals from cold-blooded ones just by measuring Sr/Ca ratio in their bones. Bones from a crocodile from Caiman yacare species and two dogs, a poodle and a non defined race, were analyzed using PIXE technique and thick target correction. A 1.78 (18) MeV external proton beam was used in LAMFI-USP with an accumulated charge of about 10 {mu}C for probing the samples. Emitted X-rays were collected using Si-PIN detectors (140 keV for Fe). As in coral skeletons, the Sr/Ca ratio of animals is lower in the body's warmer parts and higher in colder parts.

  17. Measurements of Sr/Ca in bones to evaluate differences in temperature

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    Santos, P. R.; Added, N.; Aburaya, J. H.; Rizzutto, M. A.

    2008-04-01

    Analysis of aragonite from sea shells and coral skeletons showed a clear correlation between the strontium and calcium concentrations for these crystals (Sr/Ca ratio) and seawater temperature obtained by satellites and ship readings. In this work we present the results of a study that correlates Sr/Ca ratio with formation temperature of another calcium crystal, the hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2), main mineral compound of teeth and bones from vertebrates. These animals, independent of its thermoregulation pattern (endothermic or ectothermic) have variations of internal temperature along the body. One interesting application of this work is to differentiate warm-blooded animals from cold-blooded ones just by measuring Sr/Ca ratio in their bones. Bones from a crocodile from Caiman yacare species and two dogs, a poodle and a non defined race, were analyzed using PIXE technique and thick target correction. A 1.78 (18) MeV external proton beam was used in LAMFI-USP with an accumulated charge of about 10 μC for probing the samples. Emitted X-rays were collected using Si-PIN detectors (140 keV for Fe). As in coral skeletons, the Sr/Ca ratio of animals is lower in the body's warmer parts and higher in colder parts.

  18. Magnetic and Structural Studies of Sc Containing Ruthenate Double Perovskites A2ScRuO6 (A = Ba, Sr).

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    Kayser, Paula; Injac, Sean; Ranjbar, Ben; Kennedy, Brendan J; Avdeev, Maxim; Yamaura, Kazunari

    2017-08-07

    Ruthenium-containing double perovskites A2ScRuO6 have been synthesized as polycrystalline powders and structurally characterized using a combination of synchrotron X-ray and neutron powder diffraction methods. When A = Ba, a hexagonal 6L perovskite structure is obtained if the synthesis is conducted at ambient pressure and a rock-salt ordered cubic structure is obtained if the sample is quenched from high pressures. The Sr oxide Sr2ScRuO6 is obtained with a rock-salt ordered corner sharing topology. Heat capacity and bulk magnetic susceptibility measurements show that the three oxides are antiferromagnets. Cubic Ba2ScRuO6 undergoes a metal-insulator transition near 270 K and hexagonal Ba2ScRuO6 is a semiconductor with an activation energy of 0.207 eV. The magnetic structures of the two rock-salt ordered double perovskites were established using powder neutron diffraction and are described by k = (0,0,1) and k = (0,0,0) for the Ba and Sr oxides, respectively, corresponding to type I antiferromagnetic structures, with ferromagnetic layers stacked antiferromagnetically. The ambient-pressure hexagonal polymorph of Ba2ScRuO6 has partial Sc-Ru ordering at both the face-sharing B2O9 dimer and corner-sharing BO6 sites. The magnetic structure is described by k = (1/2,0,0) with the basis vector belonging to the irreducible representation Γ3.

  19. Impedance spectroscopy and structural properties of the perovskite-like Sn(Ba,Sr)O{sub 3} stagnate

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    Cuervo Farfan, J. [Grupo de Fisica de Nuevos Materiales, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, AA 5997, Bogota DC (Colombia); Ciencias Basicas, Universidad Manuela Beltran, Bogota DC (Colombia); Olaya, J.J. [Departamento de Ingenieria Mecanica y Mecatronica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota DC (Colombia); Vera Lopez, E. [Grupo de Superficies, Electroquimica y Corrosion, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia, Tunja (Colombia); Landinez Tellez, D.A. [Grupo de Fisica de Nuevos Materiales, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, AA 5997, Bogota DC (Colombia); Roa-Rojas, J., E-mail: jroar@unal.edu.co [Grupo de Fisica de Nuevos Materiales, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, AA 5997, Bogota DC (Colombia)

    2012-08-15

    An exhaustive study of structural, electrical and transport properties on the perovskite stagnate Sn(Ba,Sr)O{sub 3} was performed. Samples of SnBa{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}O{sub 3} with 0{<=}x{<=}1.00 were prepared by the solid state reaction method. The crystallographic structure was studied by X-ray diffraction experiments and Rietveld refinement using the GSAS code. Results reveal the material synthesized in a cubic structure (space group Pm3-bar m, no. 221) for 0{<=}x{<=}0.50 and in an orthorhombic (space group Pnma, no. 62) for x>0.50. The approximate grain size was found from experiments' Scanning Electron Microscopy. The electric response was studied by the Impedance Spectroscopy technique from 10.0 mHz up to 0,10 MHz. Electric polarization measurements for SnSrO{sub 3} and SnBaO{sub 3} were determined through curves of polarization as a function of applied electric field, which reveal the ferroelectric character of the material. From the saturation polarization the dielectric constants of materials were calculated.

  20. Composition dependence of the phase transition temperature in Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6}

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    David, C.; Tunyagi, A.; Woehlecke, M.; Betzler, K.; Ulex, M.; Imlau, M.; Pankrath, R. [Fachbereich Physik, Universitaet Osnabrueck, Barbarastr. 7, 49069 Osnabrueck (Germany); Granzow, T.; Woike, Th. [Institut fuer Mineralogie, Zuelpicher Str. 49b, 50674 Koeln (Germany)

    2004-06-01

    The temperature dependence of the spontaneous polarization in strontium-barium-niobate single crystals with varying Sr/Ba ratio is presented. The temperature of the relaxor phase-transition is determined from the inflexion point of the curve of the ferroelectric polarization versus temperature. The influence of the Sr/Ba ratio in the crystal on the transition temperature is discussed within an effective field approach. (copyright 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  1. Microwave Absorbing Properties of Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe12-zMnzO19 (z = 0 – 3 Materials in XBand Frequencies

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    Full Text Available Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe12-zMnzO19 (z = 0,1,2, and 3 were successfully synthesized by solid state reaction through a mechanical milling method. Stoichiometric quantities of analytical-grade MnCO3, BaCO3, Fe2O3, and SrCO3 precursors with purity greater than 99% were mixed. It was found that the best phase composition, having an absorber with high performance, was Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe11MnO19. Refinement of the X-ray diffraction patterns revealed that the Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe11MnO19 was single-phase and had a hexagonal structure (P63/mmc. Mechanical milling of Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe11MnO19 powders produced particles with a mean size of ~850 nm. SEM images revealed the morphology of the particles as being aggregates of fine grains. The magnetic properties of the Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe11MnO19 particles showed a low coercivity and a high remanent magnetization. The Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe11MnO19 has certain microwave absorber properties in the frequency range of 8-14 GHz, with an absorbing peak value of ‑8 dB and -10 dB at frequencies of 8.5 and 12.5 GHz, respectively. The study concludes that the Ba0.6Sr0.4Fe12-zMnzO19 that was successfully synthesized is a good candidate for use as an electromagnetic absorber material.

  2. Emergence of the sub-THz central peak at phase transitions in artificial BaTiO{sub 3}/(Ba,Sr)TiO{sub 3} superlattices

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    Tikhonov, Yu.A.; Razumnaya, A.G.; Torgashev, V.I.; Zakharchenko, I.N.; Yuzyuk, Yu.I. [Faculty of Physics, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation); El Marssi, M. [Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens (France); Ortega, N.; Kumar, A.; Katiyar, R.S. [Department of Physics and Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR (United States)

    2015-01-01

    A prominent central peak in the sub-THz frequency range was observed in the Raman spectra of BaTiO{sub 3}/(Ba,Sr)TiO{sub 3} (BT/BST) superlattice grown on (001)MgO substrate. Both soft and central mode show an anomaly around 200 K and 280 K, which can be correlated with orthorhombic to monoclinic phase transition of BST and BT, respectively. The observed temperature dependence of the central mode enabled us to explain rather broad temperature dependence of the dielectric permittivity previously observed in BT/BST superlattices. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  3. Tracing thermal aquifers of El Chichón volcano-hydrothermal system (México) with 87Sr/ 86Sr, Ca/Sr and REE

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    Peiffer, L.; Taran, Y. A.; Lounejeva, E.; Solís-Pichardo, G.; Rouwet, D.; Bernard-Romero, R. A.

    2011-08-01

    The volcano-hydrothermal system of El Chichón volcano, Chiapas, Mexico, is characterized by numerous thermal manifestations including an acid lake, steam vents and boiling springs in the crater and acid and neutral hot springs and steaming ground on the flanks. Previous research on major element chemistry reveals that thermal waters of El Chichón can be divided in two groups: (1) neutral waters discharging in the crater and southern slopes of the volcano with chloride content ranging from 1500 to 2200 mg/l and (2) acid-to-neutral waters with Cl up to 12,000 mg/l discharging at the western slopes. Our work supports the concept that each group of waters is derived from a separate aquifer (Aq. 1 and Aq. 2). In this study we apply Sr isotopes, Ca/Sr ratios and REE abundances along with the major and trace element water chemistry in order to discriminate and characterize these two aquifers. Waters derived from Aq. 1 are characterized by 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios ranging from 0.70407 to 0.70419, while Sr concentrations range from 0.1 to 4 mg/l and Ca/Sr weight ratios from 90 to 180, close to average values for the erupted rocks. Waters derived from Aq. 2 have 87Sr/ 86Sr between 0.70531 and 0.70542, high Sr concentrations up to 80 mg/l, and Ca/Sr ratio of 17-28. Aquifer 1 is most probably shallow, composed of volcanic rocks and situated beneath the crater, within the volcano edifice. Aquifer 2 may be situated at greater depth in sedimentary rocks and by some way connected to the regional oil-gas field brines. The relative water output (l/s) from both aquifers can be estimated as Aq. 1/Aq. 2-30. Both aquifers are not distinguishable by their REE patterns. The total concentration of REE, however, strongly depends on the acidity. All neutral waters including high-salinity waters from Aq. 2 have very low total REE concentrations (< 0.6 μg/l) and are characterized by a depletion in LREE relative to El Chichón volcanic rock, while acid waters from the crater lake (Aq. 1) and acid

  4. Superconductivity in the Tl-Ca-Ba-Cu-O System:. Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanism

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    Ganguli, A. K.; Swamy, K. S. Nanjunda; Subbanna, G. N.; Rajumon, M. K.; Sarma, D. D.; Rao, C. N. R.

    Synthesis and characterization of some of the members of the Tl-Ca-Ba-Cu-O system are presented. Tc in both the TlCan-1Ba2CunO2n+3 and Tl2Can-1Ba2CunO2n+4 series increase with the number of Cu-O layers, n; Tc in the latter series with two Tl-O layers are generally higher than in the former with a single Tl-O layer. Tl in the cuprates is in the 3+ state while Cu is in the 1+ and 2+ states, showing the importance of oxygen holes. The concentration of these holes seems to increase with the number of Tl-O layers.

  5. Proton Matrix ENDOR Studies on Ca2+-depleted and Sr2+-substituted Manganese Cluster in Photosystem II.

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    Nagashima, Hiroki; Nakajima, Yoshiki; Shen, Jian-Ren; Mino, Hiroyuki

    2015-11-20

    Proton matrix ENDOR spectra were measured for Ca(2+)-depleted and Sr(2+)-substituted photosystem II (PSII) membrane samples from spinach and core complexes from Thermosynechococcus vulcanus in the S2 state. The ENDOR spectra obtained were similar for untreated PSII from T. vulcanus and spinach, as well as for Ca(2+)-containing and Sr(2+)-substituted PSII, indicating that the proton arrangements around the manganese cluster in cyanobacterial and higher plant PSII and Ca(2+)-containing and Sr(2+)-substituted PSII are similar in the S2 state, in agreement with the similarity of the crystal structure of both Ca(2+)-containing and Sr(2+)-substituted PSII in the S1 state. Nevertheless, slightly different hyperfine separations were found between Ca(2+)-containing and Sr(2+)-substituted PSII because of modifications of the water protons ligating to the Sr(2+) ion. Importantly, Ca(2+) depletion caused the loss of ENDOR signals with a 1.36-MHz separation because of the loss of the water proton W4 connecting Ca(2+) and YZ directly. With respect to the crystal structure and the functions of Ca(2+) in oxygen evolution, it was concluded that the roles of Ca(2+) and Sr(2+) involve the maintenance of the hydrogen bond network near the Ca(2+) site and electron transfer pathway to the manganese cluster. © 2015 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  6. Proton Matrix ENDOR Studies on Ca2+-depleted and Sr2+-substituted Manganese Cluster in Photosystem II*

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    Nagashima, Hiroki; Nakajima, Yoshiki; Shen, Jian-Ren; Mino, Hiroyuki

    2015-01-01

    Proton matrix ENDOR spectra were measured for Ca2+-depleted and Sr2+-substituted photosystem II (PSII) membrane samples from spinach and core complexes from Thermosynechococcus vulcanus in the S2 state. The ENDOR spectra obtained were similar for untreated PSII from T. vulcanus and spinach, as well as for Ca2+-containing and Sr2+-substituted PSII, indicating that the proton arrangements around the manganese cluster in cyanobacterial and higher plant PSII and Ca2+-containing and Sr2+-substituted PSII are similar in the S2 state, in agreement with the similarity of the crystal structure of both Ca2+-containing and Sr2+-substituted PSII in the S1 state. Nevertheless, slightly different hyperfine separations were found between Ca2+-containing and Sr2+-substituted PSII because of modifications of the water protons ligating to the Sr2+ ion. Importantly, Ca2+ depletion caused the loss of ENDOR signals with a 1.36-MHz separation because of the loss of the water proton W4 connecting Ca2+ and YZ directly. With respect to the crystal structure and the functions of Ca2+ in oxygen evolution, it was concluded that the roles of Ca2+ and Sr2+ involve the maintenance of the hydrogen bond network near the Ca2+ site and electron transfer pathway to the manganese cluster. PMID:26438823

  7. Phonons in high- Tc CaBi 2Sr 2Cu 2O 8

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    Gupta, H. C.

    1989-02-01

    The phonons have been investigated in CaBi 2Sr 2Cu 2O 8 using radial and tangential force constants. From the point of view of superconductivity, it is found that the phonons associated with the Bi-O layers will play an analogous role to the phonons due to Cu-O perovskite-like layers.

  8. Lattice site location and annealing behaviour of Ca and Sr implanted GaN

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    De Vries, Bart; Wahl, Ulrich; Correia, J G; Araújo, João Pedro; Lojkowski, W; Kolesnikov, D

    2006-01-01

    We report on the lattice location of ion-implanted Ca and Sr in thin films of single-crystalline wurtzite GaN. Using the emission channeling technique the angular distributions of $\\beta\\!^{-}$−particles emitted by the radioactive isotopes $^{45}$Ca(t$_{ 1/2}$=163.8 d) and $^{89}$Sr(t$_{ 1/2}$=50.53 d) were monitored with a position-sensitive detector following 60 keV room-temperature implantation. Our experiments give direct evidence that $\\sim$90% of Ca and > 60% of Sr atoms were occupying substitutional Ga sites with root mean square displacements of the order of 0.15–0.30 Å, i.e., larger than the expected thermal vibration amplitude of 0.074 Å. Annealing the Ca implanted samples at 1100–1350 °C in high-pressure N$_{2}$ atmosphere resulted in a better incorporation into the substitutional Ga site. The Sr implanted sample showed a small decrease in rms displacements for vacuum annealing up to 900 °C, while the substitutional fraction remained nearly constant. The annealing behavior of the rms disp...

  9. Assessment of Coral Sr/Ca Variations in Orbicella faveolata Colonies in Veracruz, Mexico

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    DeLong, K. L.; Cobb, R.; Wagner, A. J.; Hudson, J. H.; Ouellette, G., Jr.; Herrmann, A. D.

    2016-02-01

    Orbicella (formerly Montastraea) faveolata is an Atlantic massive coral species used by paleoclimatologists to reconstruct monthly- and annually-resolved sea surface temperature (SST) variations. Previous studies found discrepancies in coral strontium-to-calcium ratios (Sr/Ca) among colonies separated by meters to kilometers possibly attributed to either biological processes inherent to each colony, environmental differences at each coral site, and/or sampling-analytical methods. Here we examine coral Sr/Ca variations in five O. faveolata colonies offshore from Veracruz, Mexico (19.06ºN, 96.93ºW), two colonies from different water depths (3 and 6 m) in the same local reef environment (Santiaguillo) and three colonies in nearby reefs closer to the mainland (water depth of 4, 6, and 12 m); all colonies were cored in 1993. We control for sampling-analytical methods by using a refined sampling protocol that follows a corallite thecal wall that is parallel to the coral slab surface (i.e., optimal alignment) and we use the same analytical method and instrument for all colonies. Coral annual growth rates decrease by 44% for colonies in deeper water (12 m) with no significant correlation in annual growth rates among the colonies. Monthly coral Sr/Ca determinations co-vary among colonies up to 16 km apart suggesting a common environmental signal. Means in coral Sr/Ca among the colonies is similar until 1986 when a divergence occurs that does not follow the expected differences due to water depth and growth rate. The two colonies farthest from the mainland (Santiaguillo) have similar means and coral Sr/Ca variations from 1986-1993. In the mid-1980s, Veracruz experienced changes in land use with increased river runoff delivering more sediment to the ocean that could shift seawater chemistry in coastal waters causing the observed coral Sr/Ca divergence in the near shore colonies. Increased sedimentation could stress coral colonies causes different biological responses

  10. Using coral Ba/Ca records to investigate seasonal to decadal scale biogeochemical cycling in the surface and intermediate ocean.

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    LaVigne, M.; Cobb, K. M.; DeLong, K. L.; Freiberger, M. M.; Grottoli, A. G.; Hill, T. M.; Miller, H. R.; Nurhati, I. S.; Richey, J. N.; Serrato Marks, G.; Sherrell, R. M.

    2016-12-01

    Dissolved barium (BaSW), a bio-intermediate element, is linked to several biogeochemical processes such as the cycling and export of nutrients, organic carbon (Corg), and barite in surface and intermediate oceans. Dynamic BaSW cycling has been demonstrated in the water column on short timescales (days-weeks) while sedimentary records have documented geologic-scale changes in barite preservation driven by export production. Our understanding of how seasonal-decadal scale climate variability impacts these biogeochemical processes currently lacks robust records. Ba/Ca calibrations in surface and deep sea corals suggest barium is incorporated via cationic substitution in both aragonite and calcite. Here we demonstrate the utility of Ba/Ca for reconstructing biogeochemical variability using examples of surface and deep sea coral records. Century-long deep sea coral records from the California Current System (bamboo corals: 900-1500m) record interannual variations in Ba/Ca, likely reflecting changes in barite formation via bacterial Corg respiration or barite saturation state. A surface Porites coral Ba/Ca record from Christmas Island (central equatorial Pacific: 1978-1995) shows maxima during low productivity El Niño warm periods, suggesting that variations in BaSW are driven by biological removal via direct cellular uptake or indirectly via barite precipitation with the decomposition of large phytoplankton blooms at this location. Similarly, a sixteen-year long Siderastera siderea surface coral record from Dry Tortugas, FL (Gulf of Mexico: 1991-2007) shows seasonal Ba/Ca cycles that align with annual chlorophyll and δ13C. Taken together, these records demonstrate the linkages among Corg, nutrient cycling and BaSW in the surface and intermediate ocean on seasonal to decadal timescales. Multi-proxy paleoceanographic reconstructions including Ba/Ca have the potential to elucidate the mechanisms linking past climate, productivity, nutrients, and BaSW cycling in the past.

  11. Structures, electron density and characterization of novel photocatalysts, (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x solid solutions.

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    Hibino, Keisuke; Yashima, Masatomo; Oshima, Takayoshi; Fujii, Kotaro; Maeda, Kazuhiko

    2017-10-18

    Tungsten-modified barium tantalum oxynitride is a new visible-light photocatalyst for water oxidation. In the present work, novel barium tantalum strontium tungsten oxynitride solid solutions, (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x, with a cubic Pm3[combining macron]m perovskite-type structure (x = 0.01 and 0.02) have been prepared by heating oxide precursors under an ammonia flow. These (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x catalysts exhibited photocatalytic water oxidation activity under visible light irradiation. The crystal structure, electron-density distribution, and optical properties of (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x (x = 0, 0.01, and 0.02) have been studied using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, Rietveld analysis, the maximum-entropy method (MEM), and UV-Vis reflectance measurements. The lattice parameters of (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x decreased linearly with increasing SrWO2N content x. The minimum electron density (MED) at the (Ta,W)-(O,N) bond, determined by the MEM analysis of (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x, increased with x, as supported by DFT-based calculations. These results indicate the formation of (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x solid solutions and enhanced covalent bonding due to the stronger W-N bond. The MED of the (Ta,W)-(O,N) bond was higher than that of (Ba,Sr)-(O,N), indicating that the (Ta,W)-(O,N) bond is more covalent. The presence of nitrogen in (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x was confirmed by the occupancy factor refined using neutron diffraction data and by the weight gain observed by thermogravimetric analysis in air. UV-Vis reflectance spectra and DFT calculations indicated that (BaTaO2N)1-x(SrWO2N)x contains W(5+) cations with a [Xe] 4f(14) 5d(1) electron configuration and exhibits a more n-type semiconducting character compared with BaTaO2N, which could improve the photocatalytic water oxidation activity under visible-light irradiation.

  12. The Pr and Ca Substitution in GdBa2Cu3O7- & delta

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    H. S. H.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available   The granular Gd1-x-zPrxCazBa2Cu3O7-δ high-temperature cuprate samples with 0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3 and 0.0≤ x ≤ 0.35 are prepared by standard solid state reaction and characterized by XRD and SEM techniques. The BaCuO2 and impurity phases are less than 1% in the samples having high levels of pr and Ca concentrations. The electrical resistivity measurements show a nonlinear reduction in Tc(x,z=etc versus x. Moreover, the Tc(z curve with x=0 is nonlinear and aplateau appears at z≈ 0.05-0.015. For Pr-Ca-doped samples with a constant concentration of Pr, Tc increases with the increase of Ca up to an optimum value of Ca doping and then in decreases. Based on these observations, we suggest that hole filling and hole localization the main effects of Pr ion substiution. The magnetic measurements indicate that the value of Hc1 is in the order of 10 mT. The mangetoresistance measurements have been measured and analyzed. The superconducting transition region is broadened by the application of magnetic field. The experimental data near the onsen of superconductivity are fitted with the Ambegakor and Halperin (AH phase-slip model. We observe that the AH parameter,γ (H, depends not only on the temperature and the magnetic field, but also on the Pr and Ca ions concentrations. It is observed that the critical current density increases with Ca substitution and decreases with Pr substitution in Gd-123 system. We suggest that the Pr ion substitution probably enhances the weak link, but the Ca ion acts as flux pinning center in the GdPrCa-123 system.

  13. Controls over δ44/40Ca and Sr/Ca variations in coccoliths: New perspectives from laboratory cultures and cellular models

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    Mejía, Luz María; Paytan, Adina; Eisenhauer, Anton; Böhm, Florian; Kolevica, Ana; Bolton, Clara; Méndez-Vicente, Ana; Abrevaya, Lorena; Isensee, Kirsten; Stoll, Heather

    2018-01-01

    Coccoliths comprise a major fraction of the global carbonate sink. Therefore, changes in coccolithophores' Ca isotopic fractionation could affect seawater Ca isotopic composition, affecting interpretations of the global Ca cycle and related changes in seawater chemistry and climate. Despite this, a quantitative interpretation of coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation and a clear understanding of the mechanisms driving it are not yet available. Here, we address this gap in knowledge by developing a simple model (CaSri-Co) to track coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation during cellular Ca uptake and allocation to calcification. We then apply it to published and new δ 44 / 40 Ca and Sr/Ca data of cultured coccolithophores of the species Emiliania huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica. We identify changes in calcification rates, Ca retention efficiency and solvation-desolvation rates as major drivers of the Ca isotopic fractionation and Sr/Ca variations observed in cultures. Higher calcification rates, higher Ca retention efficiencies and lower solvation-desolvation rates increase both coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation and Sr/Ca. Coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation is most sensitive to changes in solvation-desolvation rates. Changes in Ca retention efficiency may be a major driver of coccolith Sr/Ca variations in cultures. We suggest that substantial changes in the water structure strength caused by past changes in temperature could have induced significant changes in coccolithophores' Ca isotopic fractionation, potentially having some influence on seawater Ca isotopic composition. We also suggest a potential effect on Ca isotopic fractionation via modification of the solvation environment through cellular exudates, a hypothesis that remains to be tested.

  14. Magnetic Properties of Ba0 . 4Sr0 . 6TiO3 /La0 . 7Sr0 . 3MnO3 heterostructures

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    Martinez, Luis; Singamaneni, Srinivasa Rao; Prater, John; Narayan, Jagdish

    Ba1-xSrxTiO3 is an excellent material for voltage-tunable dielectric applications. Ba0.4Sr0.6TiO3 (BST), which is cubic and paraelectric at 300K, and transforms to a ferroelectric tetragonal phase upon cooling through the TC at 200K. The main focus here is to study what happens when BST (200nm) is placed in contact with ferromagnetic layer such as La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO) (63nm), when BST/LSMO were deposited onto MgO/TiN buffered Si (100). X-ray diffraction measurements showed that these films were of single phase and epitaxial in nature. The magnetic measurements showed that the Curie temperature (TC) of LSMO remained unchanged at 350K when BST was in contact with LSMO layer. Interestingly, at 4K both the coercive field and the exchange bias of the BST/LSMO heterostructure as compared to the lone LSMO film increased significantly from 400 to 800 Oe and from 155 to 305 Oe, respectively. These differences were found to disappear above 200 K. This strongly suggests that the observed changes in the magnetic behavior of the heterostructure was the result of stress and/or charge redistributions that resulted when the BST layer transformed from the cubic (paraelectric) to tetragonal (ferroelectric) phase at 200K.

  15. Propiedades estructurales y espectroscopía de impedancia del estanato tipo perovskita (Ba,Sr)SnO3 / Structural properties and impedance spectroscopy of the perovskite-like stagnate (Ba,Sr)SnO3

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    Cuervo Farfán, Javier Alonso

    2011-01-01

    El estudio de materiales tipo perovskita ha tenido en los últimos años una trascendencia fundamental en la investigación científica y aplicaciones tecnológicas, debido a sus propiedades eléctricas y magnéticas a diferentes temperaturas. Por esta razón, es de nuestro interés estudiar las propiedades estructurales, eléctricas y de transporte presentes en el estanato tipo perovskita (Ba,Sr)SnO3. Luego de sintetizar el compuesto Ba1-xSrxSnO3 (0 x 1) mediante el método de reacción e...

  16. Unraveling the Role of Structural Order in the Transformation of Electrical Conductivity in Ca2FeCoO6-δ, CaSrFeCoO6-δ, and Sr2FeCoO6-δ.

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    Hona, Ram Krishna; Huq, Ashfia; Ramezanipour, Farshid

    2017-12-04

    The ability to control the electrical conductivity of solid-state oxides using structural parameters has been demonstrated. A correlation has been established between the electrical conductivity and structural order in a series of oxygen-deficient perovskites using X-ray and neutron diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and electrical conductivity studies at a wide temperature range, 25-800 °C. The crystal structure of CaSrFeCoO6-δ has been determined, and its stark contrast to Ca2FeCoO6-δ and Sr2FeCoO6-δ has been demonstrated. The Fe/Co distribution over tetrahedral and octahedral sites has been determined using neutron diffraction. There is a systematic increase in the structural order in progression from Sr2FeCoO6-δ (δ = 0.5) to CaSrFeCoO6-δ (δ = 0.8) and Ca2FeCoO6-δ (δ = 0.9) . The oxygen contents of these materials were determined using iodometric titration and TGA. At room temperature, there is an inverse correlation between the electrical conductivity and structural order. The ordered Ca2 and CaSr compounds are semiconductors, while the disordered Sr2 compund shows metallic behavior. The metallic nature of the Sr2 material persists up to 1073 K (800 °C), while the Ca2 and CaSr compounds undergo a semiconductor-to-metal transition above 500 and 300 °C, respectively, highlighting another important impact of the structural order. At high temperature, the CaSr compound has the highest conductivity compared to the Ca2 and Sr2 materials. There appears to be an optimum degree of structural order that leads to the highest conductivity at high temperature. Another consequence of the structural order is the observation of mixed ionic-electronic conductivity in CaSr and Ca2 compounds, as is evident from the hysteresis in the conductivity data obtained during heating and cooling cycles. The average ionic radius required for each structural transition was determined through

  17. Effect of Heat Treatment on The Crystal Structur, Electrical Conductivity and Surface of Ba1.5Sr0.5Fe2O5 Composite

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    Purwanto, P.; Adi, WA; Yunasfi

    2017-05-01

    The Composite of Ba1,5Sr0,5Fe2O5 has been synthesized by using powder metallurgy technique. The Ba1.5Sr0.5Fe2O5 were prepared from BaCO3, SrCO3 and Fe2O3 raw materials with a specific weight ratio. The three materials were synthesized by powder metallurgy under heat treatment at 800 °C, 900 °C, and 1000 °C for 5 hours. All the three samples were characterized by using X-ray Diffraction (XRD) to determine the crystal structure and crystal size, LCR meter to determine the conductivity, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to observe the morphological of the composites. The phase analysis result showed that the composite consists of several minor phases such as BaO2, SrO2, and Fe2O3. The Crystal size of composite Ba1.5Sr0.5Fe2O5 decreased while increases the strain of crystal with increasing of sintering temperature. The crystal size of the Ba1.5Sr0.5Fe2O5 composite is 3.55 nm to 7.23 nm and value of strain is 8.47% until 3.90%. Based on the conductivity measurement, it was obtained that the conductivity of the Ba1.5Sr0.5Fe2O5 composite decreased with increasing sintering temperature. It was also noticed that the conductivity increased with increasing of frequency. The conductivity ranged from 6.619×10-7 S/cm to 65.659×10-7 S/cm. The energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis showed that several dominant elements were a good agreement with the phase analysis.

  18. Provenancing fish in freshwaters of the Alpine Foreland using Sr/Ca and 87Sr/86Sr ratios in otoliths and otolith shape parameters

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    Johannes Oehm

    2015-12-01

    Although the studied freshwaters were located only in a 50 km range around lake Chiemsee on a similar geological background, differences in water chemistry, fish otolith chemistry and shape were identified. Species specific differences in reflection of the Sr/Ca ratio of a specific water body were detected. Microchemical and morphological otoliths analyses complemented each other and allowed assigning fish to specific groups of waters of origin. This information provides an important basis for the further application of otolith chemistry and shape analysis in the Alpine foreland for a diverse range of ecological questions.

  19. Experimental and computational investigation of the group 11-group 2 diatomic molecules: first determination of the AuSr and AuBa bond energies and thermodynamic stability of the copper- and silver-alkaline earth species.

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    Ciccioli, A; Gigli, G; Lauricella, M

    2012-05-14

    The dissociation energies of the intermetallic molecules AuSr and AuBa were for the first time determined by the Knudsen effusion mass spectrometry method. The two species were produced in the vapor phase equilibrated with apt mixtures of the constituent elements, and the dissociation equilibria were monitored mass-spectrometrically in the temperature range 1406-1971 K (AuSr) and 1505-1971 K (AuBa). The third-law analysis of the equilibrium data gives the following dissociation energies (D(0)°, in kJ/mol): 244.4 ± 4.8 (AuSr) and 273.3 ± 6.3 (AuBa), so completing the series of D(0)°s for the AuAE (AE = group 2 element) diatomics. The AuAE species were also studied computationally at the coupled cluster including single, double and perturbative triple excitation [CCSD(T)] level with basis sets of increasing zeta quality, and various complete basis set limit extrapolations were performed to calculate the dissociation energies. Furthermore, the entire series of the heteronuclear diatomic species formed from one group 11 (Cu, Ag) and one group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) metal was studied by DFT with the hybrid meta-GGA TPSSh functional and the def2-QZVPP basis set, selected after screening a number of functional-basis set combinations using the AuAE species as benchmark. Dissociation energies, internuclear distances, vibrational frequencies, and anharmonic constants were determined for the CuAE and AgAE species and their thermal functions evaluated therefrom. On this basis, a thermodynamic evaluation of the formation of these species was carried out under various conditions.

  20. Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca as novel geochemical proxies for understanding sediment transport processes within coral reefs

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    Gacutan, J.; Vila-Concejo, A.; Nothdurft, L. D.; Fellowes, T. E.; Cathey, H. E.; Opdyke, B. N.; Harris, D. L.; Hamylton, S.; Carvalho, R. C.; Byrne, M.; Webster, J. M.

    2017-10-01

    Sediment transport is a key driver of reef zonation and biodiversity, where an understanding of sediment dynamics gives insights into past reef processes and allows the prediction of geomorphic responses to changing environmental conditions. However, modal conditions within the back-reef seldom promote sediment transport, hence direct observation is inherently difficult. Large benthic foraminifera (LBF) have previously been employed as 'tracers' to infer sediment transport pathways on coral reefs, as their habitat is largely restricted to the algal flat and post-mortem, their calcium carbonate test is susceptible to sediment transport forces into the back-reef. Foraminiferal test abundance and post-depositional test alteration have been used as proxies for sediment transport, although the resolution of these measures becomes limited by low test abundance and the lack of variation within test alteration. Here we propose the novel use of elemental ratios as a proxy for sediment transport. Two species, Baculogypsina sphaerulata and Calcarina capricornia, were analysed using a taphonomic index within One Tree and Lady Musgrave reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) was used to determine Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca and these ratios were compared with taphonomic data. Decreases in test Mg/Ca accompany increases in Sr/Ca in specimens from algal-flat to lagoonal samples in both species, mirroring trends indicated by taphonomic values, therefore indicating a relationship with test alteration. To delineate mechanisms driving changes in elemental ratios, back-scattered electron (BSE) images, elemental mapping and in situ quantitative spot analyses by electron microprobe microanalysis (EPMA) using wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometers (WDS) were performed on un-altered algal flat and heavily abraded tests for both species. EPMA analyses reveal heterogeneity in Mg/Ca between spines and the test wall, implying the loss of

  1. Preparation and characterization of a new graphite superconductor: Ca0.5Sr0.5C6.

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    Nishiyama, Saki; Fujita, Hidenori; Hoshi, Masatoshi; Miao, Xiao; Terao, Takahiro; Yang, Xiaofan; Miyazaki, Takafumi; Goto, Hidenori; Kagayama, Tomoko; Shimizu, Katsuya; Yamaoka, Hitoshi; Ishii, Hirofumi; Liao, Yen-Fa; Kubozono, Yoshihiro

    2017-08-07

    We have produced a superconducting binary-elements intercalated graphite, Ca x Sr 1-x C y , with the intercalation of Sr and Ca in highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite; the superconducting transition temperature, T c , was ~3 K. The superconducting Ca x Sr 1-x C y sample was fabricated with the nominal x value of 0.8, i.e., Ca 0.8 Sr 0.2 C y . Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy provided the stoichiometry of Ca 0.5(2) Sr 0.5(2) C y for this sample, and the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) pattern showed that Ca 0.5(2) Sr 0.5(2) C y took the SrC 6 -type hexagonal-structure rather than CaC 6 -type rhombohedral-structure. Consequently, the chemical formula of Ca x Sr 1-x C y sample could be expressed as 'Ca 0.5(2) Sr 0.5(2) C 6 '. The XRD pattern of Ca 0.5(2) Sr 0.5(2) C 6 was measured at 0-31 GPa, showing that the lattice shrank monotonically with increasing pressure up to 8.6 GPa, with the structural phase transition occurring above 8.6 GPa. The pressure dependence of T c was determined from the DC magnetic susceptibility and resistance up to 15 GPa, which exhibited a positive pressure dependence of T c up to 8.3 GPa, as in YbC 6 , SrC 6 , KC 8 , CaC 6 and Ca 0.6 K 0.4 C 8 . The further application of pressure caused the rapid decrease of T c . In this study, the fabrication and superconducting properties of new binary-elements intercalated graphite, Ca x Sr 1-x C y , are fully investigated, and suitable combinations of elements are suggested for binary-elements intercalated graphite.

  2. Surface morphology analysis of nanostructured (Ba sub x , Sr sub 1 sub - sub x)TiO sub 3 thin films using fractal method

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    Hong, K J; Choi, W K; Cho, J C

    2003-01-01

    Based on the fractal theory, this paper uses scanning electron microscopy images to investigate the roughness characteristics of nanostructured (Ba Sr)TiO sub 3 thin films by sol-gel methods. The percentage grain area, surface fractal dimensions and 3D image are evaluated using image analysis methods. The thickness of the (Ba Sr)TiO sub 3 thin films was 260-280 nm. The surface fractal dimensions were increased with strontium doping, and grain area, were decreased with it. The fractal dimension and the grain areas of the (Ba sub 0 sub . sub 7 Sr sub 0 sub . sub 3)TiO sub 3 thin films were 1.81 and 81%. Based on the image analysis, the roughness height of 3D images as 256 levels was about 3 nm and its distribution was about 35-40% for the (Ba sub 0 sub . sub 8 Sr sub 0 sub . sub 2)TiO sub 3 and (Ba sub 0 sub . sub 7 Sr sub 0 sub . sub 3)TiO sub 3 thin films. The roughness height of the BST thin films was distributed from 35% to 40% ranging from 3 nm to 4 nm. By increasing the strontium doping, the roughness hei...

  3. Dy -activated M2SiO4 (M = Ba, Mg, Sr)-type phosphors

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    aging, photoluminescence (PL) and microwave communica- tion areas due to their high efficiency, easy synthesis method and plenty of host materials [1–3]. ... decomposition of BaCO3, which changes into BaO, from figure 1, an orthorhombic to rhombohedral transition at. 823. ◦. C and a rhombohedral to cubic phase ...

  4. Resistance noise in Bi_2Sr_2CaCu_2O$_{8+\\delta}$

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    Fruchter, L.; Raffy, H.; Li, Z. Z.

    2007-01-01

    The resistance noise in a Bi_2Sr_2CaCu_2O$_{8+\\delta}$ thin film is found to increase strongly in the underdoped regime. While the increase of the raw resistance noise with decreasing temperature appears to roughly track the previously reported pseudogap temperature for this material, standard noise analysis rather suggests that the additional noise contribution is driven by the proximity of the superconductor-insulator transition.

  5. Zone centre phonons in high Tc CaBi 2Sr 2Cu 2O 8

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    Gupta, H. C.

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    The zone centre phonons have been investigated in CaBi 2Sr 2Cu 2O 8 using radial and tangential force constants. It is found that the phonons due to Bi O layers do not play an important role from the point of view of superconductivity. The calculation provides an information on the phonons which may be important for explaining the high temperature superconductivity.

  6. A novel CaSR mutation presenting as a severe case of neonatal familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia

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    Tonyushkina Ksenia N

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia (FHH is a generally benign disorder caused by heterozygous inactivating mutations in the Calcium-Sensing Receptor (CaSR gene resulting in altered calcium metabolism. Objective We report a case of unusually severe neonatal FHH due to a novel CaSR gene mutation that presented with perinatal fractures and moderate hypercalcemia. Case overview A female infant was admitted at 2 weeks of age for suspected non-accidental trauma (NAT. Laboratory testing revealed hypercalcemia (3.08 mmol/L, elevated iPTH (20.4 pmol/L and low urinary calcium clearance (0.0004. Radiographs demonstrated multiple healing metaphyseal and rib fractures and bilateral femoral bowing. The femoral deformity and stage of healing were consistent with prenatal injuries rather than non-accidental trauma (NAT. Treatment was initiated with cholecalciferol, 400 IU/day, and by 6 weeks of age, iPTH levels had decreased into the high-normal range. Follow up radiographs demonstrated marked improvement of bone lesions by 3 months. A CaSR gene mutation study showed heterozygosity for a T>C nucleotide substitution at c.1664 in exon 6, resulting in amino acid change I555T in the extracellular domain consistent with a missense mutation. Her mother does not carry the mutation and the father is unknown. At 18 months of age, the child continues to have relative hyperparathyroidism and moderate hypercalcemia but is otherwise normal. Conclusion This neonate with intrauterine fractures and demineralization, moderate hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism was found to have a novel inactivating missense mutation of the CaSR not detected in her mother. Resolution of bone lesions and reduction of hyperparathyroidism was likely attributable to the natural evolution of the disorder in infancy as well as the mitigating effect of cholecalciferol treatment.

  7. Coral Ba/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios as proxies of precipitation and terrestrial input at the eastern offshore area of Hainan Island

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    Jiang, Qiaowen; Cao, Zhimin; Wang, Daoru; Li, Yuanchao; Wu, Zhongjie; Ni, Jianyu

    2017-12-01

    Geochemical ratios in coral reef skeletons could be used as proxies to reconstruct past climatological and environmental records in data-poor regions. Using a 103-year data set (1902 to 2005), the annual variations in Ba/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios of Porites lutea skeletons at an eastern offshore area of Hainan Island (19°12´28.4´´N, 110°37´38.8´´E) were analyzed using inductively coupled plasma-optic emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The analysis results showed that Ba/Ca ratios varied from a minimum of 3.120 μmol mol-1 in 1903 to a maximum of 10.064 μmol mol-1 in 1944, with an average of 5.256 μmol mol-1. Mn/Ca ratios varied from 0.206 to 5.708 μmol mol-1 with an annual average of 1.234 μmol mol-1, with peak values in 2001, 1964 and 1932, that correlated with strong rainfall events caused by typhoons. Variation in Ba/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios were compared with available river discharge and precipitation records, providing insight into past climatological events. Human activities and their indirect effects could impact the strength of the relationship between Ba/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios and observed precipitation and terrestrial input in the future.

  8. The effect of light on intrashell trace metal variability (Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca) in the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa

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    Fehrenbacher, J. S.; Spero, H. J.; Russell, A. D.; Gagnon, A. C.; Vetter, L.; Snyder, J.; Naumann, E.; Grimm, B. L.; Holland, K.

    2012-12-01

    The shell walls of many planktic foraminifers contain alternating bands of high and low Mg/Ca calcite. These bands have been attributed to chamber formation, light-modulated (circadian-like) biological effects, and light (e.g. pH change in the calcifying environment driven by the photosynthesis/respiration of photosynthetic symbionts). Previous experiments on the living planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa confirm a diurnal nature in the banding of O. universa: a wide band of low-Mg calcite forms during the day (12-hour light) and a narrower band of high Mg calcite forms at night (12-hour dark) (Spero et al., in prep). During the summer of 2011, we explored the response of Mg banding to light by culturing foraminifera at constant temperature, salinity, and ambient seawater pH, but with different light schedules: reverse light cycles (day/night cycle shifted by 12 hours), constant (24-hour) light, and constant (24-hour) dark conditions. We used an artificial Ba spike to mark 12-hour intervals of growth, regardless of the imposed light regime. In specimens grown with a reversed day/night light/dark cycle, we observe an immediate shift in the timing of Mg/Ca banding. The timing of high and low Mg/Ca bands in these specimens is indistinguishable from specimens grown under a normal day/night light/dark cycle. Mg/Ca bands are present in some of the specimens cultured in constant light and in all specimens grown in constant dark conditions. Banding in the constant light and constant dark specimens is not paced by a diurnal cycle. The amplitude of the banding in these specimens is diminished and the average Mg/Ca ratios are 30% lower in comparison to those kept on a 12-hour light/dark cycle. Additionally, we find the Sr/Ca ratios are similar in both the constant light and reverse light/dark specimens, but are statistically significantly lower in the constant dark specimens (8% lower, p-value light and constant dark experiments are consistent with a light

  9. 110K Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor oxide and method for making same

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    Veal, Boyd W.; Downey, John W.; Lam, Daniel J.; Paulikas, Arvydas P.

    1992-01-01

    A superconductor consisting of a sufficiently pure phase of the oxides of Bi, Sr, Ca, and Cu to exhibit a resistive zero near 110K resulting from the process of forming a mixture of Bi.sub.2 O.sub.3, SrCO.sub.3, CaCO.sub.3 and CuO into aparticulate compact wherein the atom ratios are Bi.sub.2, Sr.sub.1.2-2.2, Ca.sub.1.8-2.4, Cu.sub.3. Thereafter, heating the particulate compact rapidly in the presence of oxygen to an elevated temperature near the melting point of the oxides to form a sintered compact, and then maintaining the sintered compact at the elevated temperature for a prolonged period of time. The sintered compact is cooled and reground. Thereafter, the reground particulate material is compacted and heated in the presence of oxygen to an elevated temperature near the melting point of the oxide and maintained at the elevated temperature for a time sufficient to provide a sufficiently pure phase to exhibit a resistive zero near 110K.

  10. Transformation of Structure, Electrical Conductivity, and Magnetism in AA'Fe2O6-δ, A = Sr, Ca and A' = Sr.

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    Hona, Ram Krishna; Huq, Ashfia; Mulmi, Suresh; Ramezanipour, Farshid

    2017-08-21

    The ability to control electrical properties and magnetism by varying the crystal structure using the effect of the A-site cation in oxygen-deficient perovskites has been studied in AA'Fe 2 O 6-δ , where A = Sr, Ca and A' = Sr. The structure of Sr 2 Fe 2 O 6-δ , synthesized at 1250 °C in air, contains dimeric units of FeO 5 square pyramids separated by FeO 6 octahedra. Here we show that this ordering scheme can be transformed by changing the A-site cations from Sr to Ca. This leads to a structure where layers of corner-sharing FeO 6 octahedra are separated by chains of FeO 4 tetrahedra. Through systematic variation of the A-site cations, we have determined the average ionic radius required for this conversion to be ∼1.41 Å. We have demonstrated that the magnetic structure is also transformed. The Sr 2 compound has an incommensurate magnetic structure, where magnetic moments are in spin-density wave state, aligning perpendicular to the body diagonal of the unit cell. With the aid of neutron diffraction experiments at 10 and 300 K, we have shown that the magnetic structure is converted into a long-range G-type antiferromagnetic system when one Sr is replaced by Ca. In this G-type ordering scheme, the magnetic moments align in the 001 direction, antiparallel to their nearest neighbors. We have also performed variable-temperature electrical conductivity studies on these materials in the temperature range 298-1073 K. These studies have revealed the transformation of charge transport properties, where the metallic behavior of the Sr 2 compound is converted into semiconductivity in the CaSr material. The trend of conductivity as a function of temperature is reversed upon changing the A-site cation. The conductivity of the Sr 2 compound shows a downturn, while the conductivity of the CaSr material increases as a function of temperature. We have also shown that the CaSr compound exhibits temperature-dependent behavior typical of a mixed ionic-electronic conducting

  11. High precision glacial-interglacial benthic foraminiferal Sr/Ca records from the eastern equatorial Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea

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    Shen, Chuan-Chou; Hastings, David W.; Lee, Typhoon; Chiu, Chin-Hsin; Lee, Meng-Yang; Wei, Kuo-Yen; Edwards, R. Lawrence

    2001-08-01

    Glacial-interglacial variation in the marine Sr/Ca ratio has important implications for coral Sr thermometry [J.W. Beck et al., Science 257 (1992) 644-647]. A possible variation of 1-3% was proposed based on ocean models [H.M. Stoll and D.P. Schrag, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62 (1998) 1107-1118]. Subsequently, studies have used fossil foraminifera to test this prediction [P.A. Martin et al., Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 1 (1999); H.M. Stoll et al., Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63 (1999) 3535-3547; H. Elderfield et al., Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 1 (2000)]. But whether some component of foraminiferal Sr/Ca variation can be uniquely ascribed to seawater Sr variation is still not clear. To address this question, we developed cleaning and analysis techniques and measured Sr/Ca ratios on individual shells of the modern benthic foraminifer Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi. We showed that different size shells have different Sr/Ca ratios; however, samples with shell sizes of 355-500 μm appear to have normally distributed Sr/Ca ratios (1σ=1.8%). For multi-shell measurements (with estimated errors of 0.12-0.39%), the ratio varied by as much as 7.2±0.5% during the last glaciation for two Caribbean records at the same site and by 3.7±0.5% over the past 40,000 yr for one record from the Sierra Leone Rise in the eastern equatorial Atlantic. The two Caribbean records are very similar indicating that the behavior of shell Sr uptake was identical locally and that the shell Sr/Ca ratio faithfully reflects the local environment. The Atlantic record differs from the Caribbean records by as much as several percent. Thus, the foraminiferal Sr/Ca changes cannot be solely due to changes in seawater Sr/Ca unless the glacial deep ocean had spatial variation in Sr/Ca well in excess of the modern ocean. Certain similarities between the three records do exist. Notably, the rate of change of Sr/Ca is similar between 9 and 0 ka (-0.25%/kyr) and between 25 and 16 ka (+0.16%/kyr). This suggests that

  12. Constraining the mechanisms driving coccolith δ44/40Ca and Sr/Ca variations: new perspectives from cultures, cellular models, and the sediment record

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    María Mejía, Luz; Paytan, Adina; Eisenhauer, Anton; Kolevica, Ana; Bolton, Clara; Méndez-Vicente, Ana; Abrevaya, Lorena; Isensee, Kirsten; Stoll, Heather

    2017-04-01

    Coccoliths comprise a major fraction of the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) production, with contributions varying from 95% of the global carbonate sink during the Cenozoic, to 50% in the modern ocean. Therefore, significant changes in coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation could have affected past seawater Ca isotopic composition (δ44/40Ca), with potential important implications for the interpretation of the global Ca cycle and related changes in seawater chemistry. Here we evaluate the mechanisms driving coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation in a quantitative framework, by deriving a steady-state mass balance geochemical model (CaSri-Co), which assumes that fractionation is solely associated with desolvation (i.e. dehydration) of Ca during cellular transport through membranes. The application of the CaSri-Co model to previously published and to our new δ44/40Ca and Sr/Ca results from cultured coccolithophores (Emiliania huxleyi, Gephyrocapsa oceanica and Calcidiscus leptoporus) allowed us to identify calcification rates, Ca retention efficiency and water structure strength as main regulators of the Ca isotopic fractionation and Sr/Ca ratios of cultured coccolith calcite. Higher calcification rates, higher Ca retention efficiencies and higher water structure strength (slower Ca solvation-desolvation reactions) increase both coccolith Sr/Ca and Ca isotopic fractionation. The CaSri-Co model shows that coccolith Ca isotopic fractionation is especially sensitive to changes in water structure strength. On the other hand, Ca retention efficiency appears to be the main driver of the observed Sr/Ca trends, which results from the incomplete usage of the Sr transported to the calcification vesicle and subsequent Sr enrichment of the cytosol, while Ca inside the calcification vesicle is assumed to be completely utilized in the model. In this study we also measured δ44/40Ca and Sr/Ca in two coccolith size fraction from site 925 in the Western Equatorial Atlantic representing the last

  13. Re-evaluating Sr/Ca-derived records of post-industrial era warming from the sclerosponge Ceratoporella nicholsoni

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    Swart, Peter; Waite, Amanda; Rosenheim, Brad; Rosenberg, Angela

    2017-04-01

    While the Sr/Ca ratios in the skeletons of sclerosponges appear to be well correlated with water temperature, the measurement of Sr/Ca ratios from several specimens by different workers yields unexpectedly large (up to 4.4 ˚ C) increases in temperature over the past 150 years, greater than spatially and temporally averaged observational temperature increases. One possible explanation for the larger than anticipated temperature changes in these samples arises from the calibration between temperature and Sr/Ca which was derived from specimens growing at relatively high temperatures, 26 to 30 ˚ C. In order to improve the calibration, we acquired a number of samples of sclerosponges collected from localities and water depths at lower average water temperatures, and combined the Sr/Ca measurements from bulk samples representing the last ˜15 years of growth with the previous calibration dataset. Analysis of these samples reveals that the calibration between the Sr/Ca ratio in sclerosponge skeletons and temperature is better approximated by an exponential curve with a lower slope at cooler temperatures. This is similar to the relationship between Mg/Ca and temperature seen in foraminifera. Application of this equation to published data reduces the increase in temperature reconstructed from Sr/Ca ratios in the deeper-occurring samples to values in better agreement with spatially and temporally gridded observational ocean temperature data sets.

  14. Effects of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doping and sintering temperature on the dielectric properties of BaSrTiO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Zhao, Hong Wei; Chang, Chun Rui [College of Science, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China); Li, Yuan Liang [Hebei Provincial Key Laboratory of Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China); Yan, Chun Liang [Analysis and Testing Center, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China)

    2016-03-15

    Using BaCO{sub 3}, SrCO{sub 3} and TiO{sub 2}, et al as crude materials, La{sub 2}O{sub 3} as dopant, Ba{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}TiO{sub 3} (BST) Ceramics of perovskite structure were prepared by solid state reaction method. We investigated the effects of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} -doping and sintering temperature on the dielectric properties of BaSrTiO{sub 3} ceramics. The experiment results show that: The amount of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} can increase the dielectric constant of the sample, with the doping amount increasing, the dielectric constant increases. The sintering temperature has also significant impact on the dielectric properties. The dielectric constant of the sample reaches its highest point at 1280 °C. (author)

  15. Structure-property relations in Sr, Nb, Ba doped lead zirconate titanate

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    Zheng, H

    2001-01-01

    rhombohedral or tetragonal forms or as mixture of the two (MPB), depending on Zi:Ti ratio. Zr:Ti ratio strongly affected d sub 3 sub 3 , which was maximised in the tetragonal phase close to, but not at, the MPB. Sr sup 2 sup + substitution on the A-site promoted tetragonality in PZT, greatly reducing T sub C , and broadening the dielectric maximum. As the Sr sup 2 sup + content was increased, Zr:Ti ratio was adjusted to maximise d sub 3 sub 3 and the optimised d sub 3 sub 3 values increased from 410 pC/N (Sr sup 2 sup + = 0) to 640 pC/N (Sr sup 2 sup + = 0.12), commensurate with a decrease in the T sub C. However, for ceramics where Sr sup 2 sup + > 0.12, optimised d sub 3 sub 3 decreased with respect to the values for ceramics where Sr sup 2 sup + = 0.12 even though T sub C was lowered. Electron diffraction patterns revealed superlattice reflections occurring at 1/2 left brace hkl right brace positions associated with rotations of oxygen octahedra in anti-phase. It was suggested that Sr sup 2 sup + substitut...

  16. The influences of mole composition of strontium (x) on properties of barium strontium titanate (Ba{sub 1−x}Sr{sub x}TiO{sub 3}) prepared by solid state reaction method

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    Sandi, Dianisa Khoirum; Supriyanto, Agus; Iriani, Yofentina, E-mail: yopen-2005@yahoo.com [Physics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Sebelas Maret University (Indonesia); Jamaluddin, Anif [Physics Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sebelas Maret University (Indonesia)

    2016-02-08

    Barium Strontium Titanate (Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}TiO{sub 3}) or BST was prepared by solid state reaction method. Raw materials are BaCO{sub 3}, SrCO{sub 3}, and TiO{sub 2}. Those materials are mixed for 8 h, pressed, and sintered at temperature 1200°C for 2 h. Mole composition of Sr (x) was varied to study its influences on structural, morphological, and electrical properties of BST. Variation of (x) are x = 0; x = 0.1; and x = 0.5. XRD patterns showed a single phase of BST, which mean that mixture of raw materials was homogenous. Crystal structure was influenced by x. BaTiO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 0.9}Ti{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} have tetragonal crystal structure, while Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} is cubic. The diffraction angle shifted to right side (angle larger) as the increases of x. Crystalline size of BaTiO{sub 3}, Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3}, and Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} are 38.13 nm; 38.62 nm; and 37.13 nm, respectively. SEM images showed that there are still of pores which were influenced by x. Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} has densest surface (pores are few and small in size). Sawyer Tower circuit showed that BaTiO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1} TiO{sub 3} is ferroelectric, while Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} is paraelectric. The dielectric constants of BaTiO{sub 3}, Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} and Ba{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} at frequency of 1 KHz are 156; 196; and 83, respectively. Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} has relatively highest dielectric constant. It is considered that Ba{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}TiO{sub 3} has densest surface.

  17. Thermal properties of Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} compounds from microscopic theory

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    Terki, R. [Laboratoire d' Etude et de Recherche sur les Materiaux, les Procedes et les Surfaces, Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, Site de Sevenans, 90010 Belfort (France); Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Genie Physique, Pavillon J. Armand Bombardier, C.P. 6079, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montreal, Que., Canada H3C 3A7 (Canada)], E-mail: rashida_terki@yahoo.fr; Bertrand, G. [Laboratoire d' Etude et de Recherche sur les Materiaux, les Procedes et les Surfaces, Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, Site de Sevenans, 90010 Belfort (France); Aourag, H. [Laboratoire d' Etude et de Prediction de Materiaux, URMER, Universite de Tlemcen, 13000 (Algeria); Coddet, C. [Laboratoire d' Etude et de Recherche sur les Materiaux, les Procedes et les Surfaces, Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, Site de Sevenans, 90010 Belfort (France)

    2008-05-29

    The ground-state equilibrium properties of cubic Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} compounds (x = 0, 0.125, 0.25, 0.375 and 0.5) were studied by means of ab initio total energy calculations using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method. In this approach, the generalized gradient approximation was used for the exchange-correlation potential. These calculations are the first step in the investigation of thermodynamics of Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} compounds. We found out that compressibility decreases with the Sr concentration according to the ionic radii. The sub-stoichiometry also leads to higher hardness of perovskite compounds. Through the quasi-harmonic Debye model, in which the phononic effects are considered, the isothermal bulk modulus, thermal expansion coefficient, specific heats at constant volume and constant pressure as well as Debye temperature were calculated. No experimental data are available and our results are considered as purely predictive. The major trends show that Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} compounds tend to maintain their hardness with the temperature increases. Furthermore, the substitution of Sr{sup 2+} at Ba{sup 2+} sites in BaZrO{sub 3} has a noticeable influence on the thermal expansion behavior which makes Ba{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}ZrO{sub 3} compounds unable to be good candidates for application as thermal barrier coating.

  18. Ferromagnetism and half metallicity induced by oxygen vacancies in the double perovskite BaSrNiWO{sub 6}: DFT study

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    Aharbil, Y. [Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux LCPM, Faculté des Sciences Ben M' Sik, Casablanca (Morocco); Labrim, H. [Unité Science de la Matière/DERS/Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN), Rabat (Morocco); Benmokhtar, S.; Haddouch, M. Ait [Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux LCPM, Faculté des Sciences Ben M' Sik, Casablanca (Morocco); Bahmad, L., E-mail: bahmad@fsr.ac.ma [Mohammed V University in Rabat, Laboratoire de Magnétisme et Physique des Hautes Energies L.M.P.H.E. URAC-12, B.P. 1014, Rabat (Morocco); Belhaj, A. [LIRST, Département de Physique, Faculté Poly-disciplinaire, Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Béni Mellal (Morocco); Ez-Zahraouy, H.; Benyoussef, A. [Mohammed V University in Rabat, Laboratoire de Magnétisme et Physique des Hautes Energies L.M.P.H.E. URAC-12, B.P. 1014, Rabat (Morocco)

    2016-11-01

    Using the spin polarized density functional theory (DFT) and exploring the Plane-Wave Self-Consistent Field (PWscf) code implemented in Quantum-ESPRESSO package, we investigate the effect of the Oxygen vacancies (V{sub O}) and the Oxygen interstitial (O{sub i}) on the double perovskite BaSrNiWO{sub 6}. This deals with the magnetic ordering and the electronic structure in such a pure sample exhibiting the insulating anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) state. This study shows that the presence of oxygen deficient defects converts the insulating to half metal with ferromagnetic or anti-ferromagnetic states. The magnetic ordering in BaSrNiWO{sub 6−δ} depends on the position of the Oxygen vacancy in the unit cell. However, it has been shown that the Oxygen interstitial preserves the anti-ferromagnetic propriety. We have computed the formation energies of different positions of the Oxygen vacancy (V{sub O}) and the Oxygen interstitial (O{sub i}) in the BaSrNiWO{sub 6} compound. We showed that the formation of V{sub O} is easier and vice versa for the O{sub i} formation. The obtained results reveal(V{sub O}) and the Oxygen interstitial (O{sub i}) that the anti-ferromagnetic can be converted to ferromagnetic in the double perovskite BaSrNiWO{sub 6} induced by Oxygen vacancies V{sub O}. - Highlights: • We have studied the ferromagnetism and Half Metallicity in Double Perovskite BaSrNiWO{sub 6}. • We have applied the Ab-inito calculations using the DFT approach. • We showed the effects induced by Oxygen Vacancies and Oxygen interstitial. • We found that the magnetic ordering in BaSrNiWO{sub 6−δ} depends on the position of the Oxygen vacancy in the unit cell.

  19. Enhanced magnetism of perovskite oxides, Sr(Sn,Fe)O3- δ , by substitution of nonmagnetic Ca and Ti ions

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    Nomura, Kiyoshi; Suzuki, Shigeyo; Mizunuma, Tomoya; Koike, Yuya; Okazawa, Atsushi

    2017-11-01

    Magnetic properties of perovskite oxides, SrSn1- x Fe x O3- δ ( x ≤ 0.15), substituted with nonmagnetic Ca and Ti ions were studied. XRD patterns showed the orthorhombic structure (close to tetragonal) of (Sr1- y Ca y )(Sn1- x Fe x )O3- δ and Sr(Sn1- x- y Fe x Ti y )O3- δ . The cell volumes decreased with the increase of Ca and Ti doping rates. Although Ti-substituted Sr(Sn, Fe)O3- δ showed small saturation magnetizations as compared with non-Ti substituted one, the magnetization increased a little with Ti doping rates up to 15%. On the other hand, all Ca-substituted Sr(Sn, Fe)O3- δ showed larger saturation magnetization than non-Ca substituted one. Two doublets of Fe3+ and a doublet of Fe4+ were observed in Mössbauer spectra of Ca-substituted Sr(Sn, Fe)O3- δ with weak ferromagnetism, and two sextets of high spin Fe3+ were additionally observed in Mössbauer spectra of Ca-doped Sr(Sn, Fe)O3- δ with relatively strong ferromagnetism. When Sr(Sn, Fe)O3- δ were further codoped with Ca and Ti ions, they showed the stable and enhanced ferromagnetic properties. It is considered that magnetic polarons among high spin Fe3+ species are overlapped by shrinking or deforming the crystal structure of perovskite oxides. That is the magnetism induced by a chemical pressure of perovskite oxides.

  20. Laser cooling of SrOH and magneto-optical trapping of CaF

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    John Doyle, Harvard University

    2017-04-01

    Several promising goals of modern quantum science will be aided by the extension of precision control beyond atoms and bi-alkali molecules to a diverse set of molecular species with varying complex internal structures. Direct laser cooling and trapping of molecules is one promising route. For example, diatomic molecules with one or more unpaired electron spins and polyatomic molecules with closely spaced opposite parity levels have features advantageous for quantum simulation and precision measurement. Frontier research goals include the creation of new types of ultracold quantum molecular gases, optically trapped samples of molecules that can be read out and addressed individually, and new molecules for searches for particle physics beyond the standard model. Toward this goal, we have recently demonstrated laser slowing and magneto-optical trapping of CaF. Using a two stage cryogenic buffer-gas beam (CBGB) and white light slowing, more than 10,000 molecules are loaded and trapped in a MOT with a temperature below 10 mK. We create a `dual frequency' DC MOT as also demonstrated in and compare its properties to a RF MOT previously achieved with SrF. We will present our most recent progress with CaF. We have also recently demonstrated laser cooling of SrOH, a molecule whose structure illuminates some of the possibilities of ultracold polyatomic molecules. With three distinct vibrational modes, SrOH can be optically prepared in excited vibrational states resulting in nearly degenerate opposite parity levels that can be easily mixed in small electric fields. Using optical cycling, we have demonstrated Doppler and Sisyphus laser cooling of this polyatomic radical. By re-pumping the molecules that decay to the excited Sr-O stretching and bending modes, we reduce the transverse temperature of molecular beam from 50 mK to below 1 mK in one dimension. We will also present other recent work on SrOH. Our approach could be applied to more complex species like SrOCH3 and SrOCH2

  1. Interplay of Dirac electrons and magnetism in CaMnBi2 and SrMnBi2.

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    Zhang, Anmin; Liu, Changle; Yi, Changjiang; Zhao, Guihua; Xia, Tian-Long; Ji, Jianting; Shi, Youguo; Yu, Rong; Wang, Xiaoqun; Chen, Changfeng; Zhang, Qingming

    2016-12-16

    Dirac materials exhibit intriguing low-energy carrier dynamics that offer a fertile ground for novel physics discovery. Of particular interest is the interplay of Dirac carriers with other quantum phenomena such as magnetism. Here we report on a two-magnon Raman scattering study of AMnBi2 (A=Ca, Sr), a prototypical magnetic Dirac system comprising alternating Dirac carrier and magnetic layers. We present the first accurate determination of the exchange energies in these compounds and, by comparison with the reference compound BaMn2Bi2, we show that the Dirac carrier layers in AMnBi2 significantly enhance the exchange coupling between the magnetic layers, which in turn drives a charge-gap opening along the Dirac locus. Our findings break new grounds in unveiling the fundamental physics of magnetic Dirac materials, which offer a novel platform for probing a distinct type of spin-Fermion interaction. The results also hold great promise for applications in magnetic Dirac devices.

  2. Synthesis of Ba 3 ZnNb 2 O 9–Sr 3 ZnNb 2 O 9 solid solution and ...

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    Oxides of the type, Ba3–SrZnNb2O9 (0 ≤ ≤ 3), were synthesized by the solid state route. Oxides calcined at 1000°C show single cubic phase for all the compositions. The cubic lattice parameter (a) decreases with increase in Sr concentration from 4.0938(2) for = 0 to 4.0067(2) for = 3. Scanning electron ...

  3. Hardness of CaF2 and BaF2 solid lubricants at 25 to 670 deg C

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    Deadmore, Daniel L.; Sliney, Harold E.

    1987-01-01

    Plastic deformation is a prominent factor in determining the lubricating value of solid lubricants. Little information is available and its direct measurement is difficult so hardness, which is an indirect measure of this property was determined for fluoride solid lubricant compositions. The Vickers hardness of BaF2 and CaF2 single crystals was measured up to 670 C in a vacuum. The orientation of the BaF2 was near the (013) plane and the CaF2 was about 16 degrees from the degrees from the (1'11) plane. The BaF2 has a hardness of 83 kg/sq mm at the 25 C and 9 at the 600 C. The CaF2 is 170 at 25 C and 13 at 670 C. The decrease in hardness in the temperature range of 25 to 100 C is very rapid and amounts to 40% for both materials. Melts of BaF2 and CaF2 were made in a platinum crucible in ambient air with compositions of 50 to 100 wt% BaF2. The Vickers hardness of these polycrystalline binary compositions at 25 C increased with increasing CaF2 reaching a maximum of 150 kn/sq mm near the eutectic. The polycrystalline CaF2 was 14% softer than that of the single crystal surface and BsF2 was 30% harder than the single crystal surface. It is estimated that the brittle to ductile transition temperature for CaF2 and BaF2 is less than 100 C for the conditions present in the hardness tester.

  4. Dramatic variation of the multiferroic properties in Sr doped Ca1-xSrxMn7O12

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    Parul Jain

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available CaMn7O12 is a magnetic multiferroic material, in which large ferroelectric polarization has reportedly been induced by magnetic ordering. In this work, we observe remarkable changes in the spontaneous ferroelectric polarization PS as well as the magnetization M with only 2% Sr doping. In Ca0.98Sr0.02Mn7O12, PS dramatically becomes more than double the PS in the un-doped material and concomitantly M is reduced to less than half of its value therein. Increase of PS together with the decrease of M points out clearly the coupling of PS and M in CaMn7O12. We stress here that as Ca and Sr are isovalent, no charge carriers (electrons and holes are added in the system due to Sr-doping. X-ray diffraction shows that all our Sr-doped materials Ca1-xSrxMn7O12 (x = 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10 are free from secondary phases. From our work, it becomes clear why SrMn7O12 exhibits no or weak ferroelectricity.

  5. Study of electro-caloric effect in Ca and Sn co-doped BaTiO3 ceramics

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    Upadhyay, Sanjay Kumar; Fatima, Iram; Raghavendra Reddy, V.

    2017-04-01

    The present work deals with the study of structural, ferroelectric, dielectric and electro-caloric effects in lead free ferroelectric polycrystalline Ba1-x Ca x Ti0.95Sn0.05O3 (x  =  2, 5 and 10%) i.e. Ca, Sn co-doped BaTiO3 (BTO). Phase purity of the samples is confirmed from x-ray data by using Rietveld refinement. 119Sn Mössbauer reveals homogenous phase as well as iso-valent substitution of Sn at Ti site. Enhancements in ferroelectric and dielectric properties have been observed. Indirect method which is based on Maxwell equation has been used to determine the electro-caloric (EC) effect in the studied ferroelectric ceramics and maximum EC coefficient is observed for Ba0.95Ca0.05Ti0.95Sn0.05O3.

  6. Electrical-transport properties and microwave device performance of sputtered TlCaBaCuO superconducting thin films

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    Subramanyam, G.; Kapoor, V. J.; Chorey, C. M.; Bhasin, K. B.

    1992-01-01

    The paper describes the processing and electrical transport measurements for achieving reproducible high-Tc and high-Jc sputtered TlCaBaCuO thin films on LaAlO3 substrates, for microelectronic applications. The microwave properties of TlCaBaCuO thin films were investigated by designing, fabricating, and characterizing microstrip ring resonators with a fundamental resonance frequency of 12 GHz on 10-mil-thick LaAlO3 substrates. Typical unloaded quality factors for a ring resonator with a superconducting ground plane of 0.3 micron-thickness and a gold ground plane of 1-micron-thickness were above 1500 at 65 K. Typical values of penetration depth at 0 K in the TlCaBaCuO thin films were between 7000 and 8000 A.

  7. CO sub 2 -laser ablation of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide by millisecond pulse lengths

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    Meskoob, M.; Honda, T.; Safari, A.; Wachtman, J.B.; Danforth, S. (Center for Ceramic Research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-0909 (US)); Wilkens, B.J. (Bellecore, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 (USA))

    1990-03-15

    We have achieved ablation of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide from single targets of superconducting pellets by CO{sub 2}-laser pulses of l ms length to grow superconducting thin films. Upon annealing, the 6000-A thin films have a {ital T}{sub {ital c}} (onset) of 90 K and zero resistance at 78 K. X-ray diffraction patterns indicate the growth of single-phase thin films. This technique allows growth of uniform single-phase superconducting thin films of lateral area greater than 1 cm{sup 2}.

  8. CO2-laser ablation of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide by millisecond pulse lengths

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    Meskoob, M.; Honda, T.; Safari, A.; Wachtman, J. B.; Danforth, S.; Wilkens, B. J.

    1990-03-01

    We have achieved ablation of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide from single targets of superconducting pellets by CO2-laser pulses of l ms length to grow superconducting thin films. Upon annealing, the 6000-Å thin films have a Tc (onset) of 90 K and zero resistance at 78 K. X-ray diffraction patterns indicate the growth of single-phase thin films. This technique allows growth of uniform single-phase superconducting thin films of lateral area greater than 1 cm2.

  9. Gamma-ray shielding properties of CaO–SrO–B2O3 glasses

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    Singh, K; Singh, H; Sharma, G

    2005-01-01

    Mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic numbers and effective electron densities have been determined experimentally for the glass system xCaO . (0.3-x)SrO . 0.7B(2)O(3) at photon energies 511, 662, 1173, and 1332KeV. The results are compared with theoretical calculations. In addition......, the molar volume of the glasses has been derived from density measurements, and the excess volume has been determined as a function of composition. The reported data should be useful for potential applications of these glasses in radiation shielding. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved....

  10. Crystallization of glass-ceramic Bi3Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy superconducting system

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    Kizilaslan, O.; Aksan, M. A.

    2013-10-01

    In this study, the nucleation and the crystallization of the material with nominal composition of Bi3Sr2Ca2Cu3Oδ have been investigated, depending on the heat treatment conditions. It was found that 4 and 8-fold branched nuclei on the samples occurred with increasing the heat treatment temperature. Finally, crystallization occurred with further increase of the temperature. The needle-like crystals (whiskers) perpendicular to the sample surface was formed above 800 °C, which consisted of the Bi-2212 phase. The results clearly showed that the anisotropy of surface tension is the most important parameter in determining the shape of the nucleus.

  11. Complex cubic metallides AM{sub ∝6} (A=Ca, Sr; M=Zn, Cd, Hg). Synthesis, crystal chemistry and chemical bonding

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    Schwarz, Michael; Wendorff, Marco; Roehr, Caroline [Freiburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

    2017-09-01

    In a systematic synthetic, crystallographic and bond theoretical study, the stability ranges as well as the distribution of the isoelectronic late d-block elements Zn, Cd and Hg (M) in the polyanions of the YCd{sub 6}-type phases (Ca/Sr)Cd{sub 6} have been investigated. Starting from Ca(Cd/Hg){sub 6}, 12-30% of the M atoms can be substituted by Zn, which gradually occupies the center of the empty cubes. In all ternary compounds, smaller/less electronegative Zn/Cd atoms occupy the disordered tetrahedra explaining the lack of the YCd{sub 6}-type for pure mercurides. Along the section SrCd{sub 6}-SrHg{sub 6}, the ordered Eu{sub 4}Cd{sub 25}-type is formed (Sr{sub 4}Cd{sub 16.1}Hg{sub 8.9}: cF1392, Fd anti 3, a=3191.93(5) pm, R1=0.0404). Besides, two new complex cubic Ca phases appear at increased Zn proportion: Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 5.1}Cd{sub 5.8}, which exhibits a nearly complete site preference of Zn and Cd, crystallizes in the rare cubic Mg{sub 2}Zn{sub 11}-type structure (cP39-δ, Pm anti 3, a=918.1(1) pm, R1=0.0349). In the Ca-Hg system, an increased Zn proportion yielded the new compound CaZn{sub 1.31}Hg{sub 3.69} (cF480, F anti 43m, a=2145.43(9) pm, R1=0.0572), with a complex cubic structure closely related to Ba{sub 20}Hg{sub 103}. All structures, which are commonly described using nested polyhedra around high-symmetric sites, are alternatively described in accordance with the calculated electron densities and charge distribution: building blocks are face-sharing [M{sub 4}] tetrahedra (star polyhedra such as TS, IS, OS), each with a cage-critical point in its center, and [M{sub 8}] cubes (deformed TS), which are either empty, distorted or filled. The M element distribution in the anion is determined by size criteria and the difference in electronegativity, which induces a preferred formation of heteroatomic polar bonds.

  12. Influence of bismuth on properties and microstructures of Sr0⋅ 5Ba0 ...

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    Ba0.5–Bi TiO3 (BST, 0 < < 0.030 mol) thin films was studied. The results showed that the dielectric constant (r) and dielectric loss (tan ) decreased, and temperature, m, for maximum and r (Curie temperature), moved to lower ...

  13. Luminescence and absorbance of highly crystalline CaMoO{sub 4}, SrMoO{sub 4}, CaWO{sub 4} and SrWO{sub 4} nanoparticles synthesized by co-precipitation method at room temperature

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    Thongtem, Titipun, E-mail: ttpthongtem@yahoo.co [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Kungwankunakorn, Sukjit [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Kuntalue, Budsabong [Electron Microscopy Research and Service Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Phuruangrat, Anukorn, E-mail: phuruangrat@hotmail.co [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Thongtem, Somchai [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand)

    2010-09-10

    Research highlights: In this research, we synthesized the highly crystalline CaMoO{sub 4}, SrMoO{sub 4}, CaWO{sub 4} and SrWO{sub 4} nanoparticles by solution route method using M(NO{sub 3}){sub 2{center_dot}}2H{sub 2}O (M = Ca and Sr) and Na{sub 2}XO{sub 4{center_dot}}2H{sub 2}O (X = Mo and W) in ethylene glycol as solution at room temperature under stirred 24 h. The phases, morphologies, atom vibrate interaction and optical properties of products were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform inferred spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy, respectively. This method is a novel and simple than the previous reports. - Abstract: Highly crystalline CaMoO{sub 4}, SrMoO{sub 4}, CaWO{sub 4} and SrWO{sub 4} nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by the co-precipitation of mixtures of Ca(NO{sub 3}){sub 2{center_dot}}4H{sub 2}O or Sr(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}, and Na{sub 2}MoO{sub 4{center_dot}}2H{sub 2}O or Na{sub 2}WO{sub 4{center_dot}}2H{sub 2}O dissolved in ethylene glycol at room temperature (30 {sup o}C). Phases, morphologies, atomic vibrations and optical properties were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectrophotometry, and ultraviolet-visible and photoluminescent spectroscopy. All products were proved to be MXO{sub 4} (M = Ca and Sr, and X = Mo and W) with body-centered tetragonal scheelite structures, having round nanoparticles with the average sizes of 12.06 {+-} 1.65, 16.40 {+-} 2.44, 15.49 {+-} 2.19, and 15.40 {+-} 2.30 nm for CaMoO{sub 4}, SrMoO{sub 4}, CaWO{sub 4} and SrWO{sub 4}, respectively. Their {nu}{sub 1}(A{sub g}), {nu}{sub 3}(B{sub g}), {nu}{sub 3}(E{sub g}), {nu}{sub 4}(B{sub g}), {nu}{sub 2}(A{sub g}) and {nu}{sub f.r.}(A{sub g}) vibration modes were also detected - being shifted to lower wavenumbers from MMoO{sub 4} to MWO{sub 4}, due to the change of efficient atomic mass of the oscillating ions

  14. Effect of Sintering Time on Superconducting Wire Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O With Dopant MgO Sheated Ag Using Powder in Tube Method

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    Hariyati Lubis

    2018-01-01

      DAFTAR PUSTAKA Abbas M.M., Abass L.K and Salman U., (2012, Influences of Sintering Time on the Tc of Bi2-xCuxPb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3010+ High Temperature Superconductors, Energy Procedia 18, 215-224  Abbas, M.M., Abbas, L.K., Bahedh, H.S. 2015. Superconducting Properties of Bi2-SbxPb0,3Sr1,9Ba0,1Ca2Cu3O10+δ Compounds. Journal of Applied Science Research. 11. 22: 164-172 Darsono, N., Imaduddin, A., Raju, K., Yoon, D.H., (2015, Synthesis and Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O7 Superconducting Oxide by High-Energy Milling, J Supercond Nov Magn. E. Chew,. (2010, Superconducting Transformer Design And Construction, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. March Hamadneh, I., Halim, S. A., dan Lee, C. K., (2006,  Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy Ceramic Superconductor Prepared Via Coprecipitation Method at Different Sintering Time, J. Mater. Sci, 41: 5526-5530. Hermiz G.Y., Aljurani B.A., Beayaty M.A., (2014, Effect of Mn Substitution on the Superconducting Properties of Bi1.7Pb0,3Sr2Ca2-xMnxCu3O10+, International Journal Of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT. 3. 4: 213-217 John R Hull, (2003, Applications of high-temperature superconductors in power technology, Reports on Progress in Physics, Volume 66, Number 11 Lu, X.Y., Yi, D., Chen, H., Nagata, A. 2016. Effect of Sn, MgO and Ag2O mix-doping on the formation and superconducting properties of Bi-2223 Ag/tapes. Physics Procedia. 81: 129-132 Meretliev Sh., Sadykov K.B., Berkeliev A., (2000, Doping of High Temperature Superconductors, Turk J Phy.24: 39-48 Mohammed, N. H., Ramadhan A., Ali I. A., Ibrahim, I. H., dan Hassan, M. S, (2012, Optimizing the Preparation Conditions of Bi-2223 Superconducting Phase Using PbO and PbO2, Materials Sciences and Applications, 3: 224-233. Roumie, M., Marhaba, S., Awad R., Kork M., Hassan I., Mawassi R., (2014, Effect of Fe2O3 Nano-Oxide Addition on the Superconducting Properties of the (Bi,Pb-2223 Phase, Journal of Supercond Nov Magn, 27: 143-153 Serkan

  15. Local structural distortions in strained Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin films

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    Woicik, J. C.; Shirley, E. L.; Gilmore, K.; Andersen, K. E.; Hellberg, C. Stephen

    2017-09-01

    The local atomic geometries in Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin films grown on MgO(001) substrates have been determined by Ti 1 s near-edge x-ray-absorption fine-structure measurements and density-functional-theory calculations. The accuracy of the atomic geometries predicted by density-functional theory is demonstrated by simulations of the near-edge x-ray-absorption fine-structure spectra using a Bethe-Salpeter treatment of the Ti 1 s core-hole interaction in the films. Our results show that films with either c >a or c 10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.1988, and the polarizations are rotated significantly larger than the geometry would suggest.

  16. Optical and spectral studies on pure and europium doped olgite type Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 ceramics.

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    Jawaher, K Rackesh; Jagannathan, R; Das, S Jerome; Krishnan, S

    2015-04-05

    Europium ion doped olgite type Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 ceramics, a new generation of light emitting bulb, was prepared by a high temperature solid-state reaction method. The synthesized materials were subjected to various characterizations such as X-ray powder diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy and FT-IR spectra measurements. The EPR spectrum of the sample exhibits a well-resolved hyperfine structure of 151Eu2+ and 153Eu2+ isotopes and the g value has been calculated. Fluorescence spectra revealed that europium ions were present in divalent as well as in the trivalent oxidation states. The critical distance for energy transfer between Eu2+ and Eu2+ ion is calculated as 20Å, which is in good agreement with that of experimental data. The FTIR analysis reveals all the vibrations of PO4(3-) ions. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. In situ templating synthesis of conic Ba0⋅ 5 Sr0⋅ 5 Co0⋅ 8 Fe0⋅ 2 ...

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    Therefore, instead of the direct formation of BSCF oxide, an intermediate phase of Ba0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (BSC) in hexagonal lattice structure and with conic particle shape was preferentially formed during calcination at low temperature. BSCF perovskite was then produced by the in situ templating of BSC with iron diffusing into ...

  18. Highly chromium contaminant tolerant BaO infiltrated La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells.

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    Chen, Kongfa; Ai, Na; O'Donnell, Kane M; Jiang, San Ping

    2015-02-21

    A BaO infiltrated La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ (LSCF) cathode shows remarkable tolerance and resistance towards chromium via the formation of BaCrO4 instead of SrCrO4 on the electrode surface, preventing the excess Sr deficiency at the A-site of LSCF perovskite and thus mitigating the Cr poisoning effect.

  19. Microscopic origins of the large piezoelectricity of leadfree (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3

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    Nahas, Yousra; Akbarzadeh, Alireza; Prokhorenko, Sergei; Prosandeev, Sergey; Walter, Raymond; Kornev, Igor; Íñiguez, Jorge; Bellaiche, L.

    2017-06-01

    In light of directives around the world to eliminate toxic materials in various technologies, finding lead-free materials with high piezoelectric responses constitutes an important current scientific goal. As such, the recent discovery of a large electromechanical conversion near room temperature in (1-x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 compounds has directed attention to understanding its origin. Here, we report the development of a large-scale atomistic scheme providing a microscopic insight into this technologically promising material. We find that its high piezoelectricity originates from the existence of large fluctuations of polarization in the orthorhombic state arising from the combination of a flat free-energy landscape, a fragmented local structure, and the narrow temperature window around room temperature at which this orthorhombic phase is the equilibrium state. In addition to deepening the current knowledge on piezoelectricity, these findings have the potential to guide the design of other lead-free materials with large electromechanical responses.

  20. A coral Sr/Ca calibration and replication study of two massive corals from the Gulf of Mexico

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    DeLong, Kristine L.; Flannery, Jennifer A.; Maupin, Christopher R.; Poore, Richard Z.; Quinn, Terrence M.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the variations in the ratio of strontium-to-calcium (Sr/Ca) for two Atlantic corals (Montastraea faveolata and Siderastrea siderea) from the Dry Tortugas National Park (centered on 24.7°N, 82.8°W) in the Gulf of Mexico. Cores from coral colonies in close proximity (10s of meters) and with the same environmental conditions (i.e., depth and water chemistry) were micro-sampled with approximately monthly resolution and the resulting Sr/Ca variations were calibrated with local sea surface temperature (SST) records. Replication tests for coral Sr/Ca variations found high agreement between intra-colony variations and between individual colonies of S. siderea (a single M. faveolata colony was sampled). Regression analysis of monthly variations in coral Sr/Ca and local SST revealed significant correlation on monthly and inter-annual timescales. Verification of the calibration on different timescales found coral Sr/Ca–SST reconstructions in S. siderea were more accurate than those from M. faveolata, especially on inter-annual timescales. Sr/Ca–SST calibration equations for the two species are significantly different (cf., Sr/Ca = -0.042 SST + 10.070, S. siderea; Sr/Ca = -0.027 SST + 9.893, M. faveolata). Mean linear extension for M. faveolata is approximately twice that of S. siderea (4.63, 4.31, and 8.31 mm year−1, A1, F1, and B3, respectively); however, seasonal Sr/Ca variability in M. faveolata is less than S. siderea (0.323, 0.353, and 0.254 mmol mol−1, A1, F1, and B3, respectively). The reduced slope for M. faveolata is attributed to physical sampling issues associated with complex time-skeletal structure of M. faveolata, i.e., a sampling effect, and not a growth effect since the faster growing M. faveolata has the reduced Sr/Ca variability.

  1. Theoretical study of the new zintl phases compounds K{sub 2}ACdSb{sub 2} (A=(Sr, Ba))

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    Azam, Sikander [New Technologies-Research Center, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8, 306 14 Pilsen (Czech Republic); Reshak, A.H., E-mail: maalidph@yahoo.co.uk [New Technologies-Research Center, University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8, 306 14 Pilsen (Czech Republic); Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia)

    2015-05-01

    The electronic structure and optical properties of K{sub 2}SrCdSb{sub 2} and K{sub 2}BaCdSb{sub 2} compounds are computed using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method as implemented in WIEN2k code. In this perspective, the local density approximation (LDA), generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and Engel and Vosko approximation (EV-GGA) were used for the exchange correlation potential. The calculated band structure shows a direct band gap of about 0.344/0.20 eV (LDA), 0.463/0.285 eV (GGA) and 0.904/0.707 eV (EV-GGA) for K{sub 2}SrCdSb{sub 2}/K{sub 2}BaCdSb{sub 2} compounds. The part of different bands was scrutinized from total and partial density of states curves. There is strong hybridization between Sr-s and Sr-p states and also between Cd-d and Sb-s states in the valence band. The electronic charge density has also been studied in the (200) crystallographic plane. The K, Sr/Ba, Cd and Sb atoms shows ionic bonding. Besides this, the optical properties, including the dielectric function are obtained and analyzed in details.

  2. Exchange bias in Ba0.4Sr0.6TiO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructures

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    Singamaneni, Srinivasa Rao; Prater, John T.; Narayan, Jagdish

    2017-05-01

    This work relates to the integration of the two-layer stack of the proposed multiferroic structure onto silicon substrates. Ba1-xSrxTiO3 is an excellent material for room-temperature voltage-tunable dielectric applications due to its high (ɛ=6000) dielectric constant. In this study we choose a composition of Ba0.4Sr0.6TiO3 (BST), which is cubic and paraelectric at 300K, and transforms to a ferroelectric tetragonal phase upon cooling through the Curie temperature (TC) at 200K. The main focus of the present work is to study what happens when BST is placed in contact with a room temperature ferromagnetic layer such as La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO). In this study, the magnetic properties of a BST (200nm)/LSMO (63nm) heterostructure was compared to that of a single LSMO layer (63nm). Both films were deposited onto MgO/TiN buffered Si (100) using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and a domain matching epitaxy (DME) paradigm. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements showed that these films were of single phase and epitaxial in nature, with an unrelaxed lattice strain of ˜0.2% that was predominately composed of thermal and defect-induced strain. The magnetic measurements showed that the Curie temperature (TC) of LSMO remained unchanged at 350K when the BST was in contact with the LSMO layer. Interestingly, at 4K both the coercive field (Hc) and the exchange bias (HEB) of the BST/LSMO heterostructure as compared to the lone LSMO film increased significantly from 400 to 800 Oe and from 155 to 305 Oe, respectively. These differences were found to disappear above 200 K, the ferroelectric TC of the BST over-layer. This strongly suggests that the observed changes in the magnetic behavior of the heterostructure was the result of stress and/or charge redistributions that resulted when the BST layer transformed from the cubic (paraelectric) to tetragonal (ferroelectric) phase at low temperature.

  3. Superconductivity in Heavily Nd-doped La2Ca1Ba2Cu5Oz System

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    Mankadia, S. R.; Dalsaniya, S. M.; Okram, G. S.; Igalwar, Pallavi; Gonal, M. R.; Bhalodia, J. A.

    2011-07-01

    We have investigated the influence of Nd doping at La-site in La2-xNdxCa1Ba2Cu5Oz (La-2125) (x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0) system using X-ray diffraction (XRD), d. c. resistivity and iodometric titration studies. Rietveld analysis of XRD confirms the single-phase tetragonal structure with the space group P4/mmm for all the samples. Samples with x = 0.0-1.5 are superconducting with superconducting transition temperature, Tc ranging from 60 K to 38 K. Sample with x = 2.0 shows semiconducting behavior up to 39 K. It is interesting to note that Tc exhibit a strong correlation with increasing dopant concentration. The possible reasons for Tc suppression are discussed in this communication.

  4. Liquid Be, Ca and Ba. An orbital-free ab-initio molecular dynamics study

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    Rio, B. G. del; González, L. E. [Departamento de Física Teórica, Atómica y Óptica, Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid (Spain)

    2015-08-17

    Several static and dynamic properties of liquid beryllium (l-Be), liquid calcium (l-Ca) and liquid barium (l-Ba) near their triple point have been evaluated by the orbital-free ab initio molecular dynamics method (OF-AIMD), where the interaction between valence electrons and ions is described by means of local pseudopotentials. These local pseudopotentials used were constructed through a force-matching process with those obtained from a Kohn-Sham ab initio molecular dynamics study (KS-AIMD) of a reduced system with non-local pseudopotentials. The calculated static structures show good agreement with the available experimental data, including an asymmetric second peak in the structure factor which has been linked to the existence of a marked icosahedral short-range order in the liquid. As for the dynamic properties, we obtain collective density excitations whose associated dispersion relations exhibit a positive dispersion.

  5. Magnetic and microstructural properties of Al substituted M-type Ca-Sr hexaferrites

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    Yang, Yujie; Wang, Fanhou; Liu, Xiansong; Shao, Juxiang; Huang, Duohui

    2017-01-01

    In the current study, Al substituted M-type Ca-Sr hexaferrites, with composition Ca0.6Sr0.1La0.3Fe12-xAlxO19 (0≤x≤1.4), have been prepared using the conventional ceramic techniques. The phase composition of the magnetic powders was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The XRD data show that the magnetic powders with Al content (x) from 0 to 0.8 show α-Fe2O3 as a second phase, while the magnetic powders with x from 1.0 to 1.4 consist of pure magnetoplumbite without any other impurity phases. A field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) was used to observe the morphologies of the magnetic powders. FE-SEM images of the magnetic powders show the hexagonal platelet-like shape. The magnetic properties of the magnetic powders were measured by a physical property measurement system-vibrating sample magnetometer (PPMS-VSM). The saturation magnetization (Ms) linearly decreases with Al content (x) from 0 to 1.4. While the remanent magnetization (Mr) first increases with Al content (x) from 0 to 0.2 and then decreases when Al content (x)≥0.2. However, the coercivity (Hc) increases with Al content (x) from 0 to 1.4.

  6. Electron energy loss spectroscopy in ACrO{sub 3} (A = Ca, Sr and Pb) perovskites

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    Arevalo-Lopez, Angel M; Castillo-MartInez, Elizabeth; Alario-Franco, Miguel A [Departamento de Quimica Inorganica I, Facultad CC. Quimicas, UCM, 28040 Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: maaf@quim.ucm.es

    2008-12-17

    We present the experimental ELNES spectra of the Cr-L{sub 2,3} and O-K edges in three high pressure synthesized perovskites, ACrO{sub 3} (A = Ca, Sr and Pb). A comparison of the experimental spectra against the theoretical calculations shows the influence of the A cation in the features of the spectrum. The Cr-L{sub 2,3} multiplet structure of these perovskites shows similar integrated intensity ratio ({integral} I{sub L3}/{integral} I{sub L2}) between them and with the CrO{sub 2}, implying that all of them are indeed composed by Cr{sup 4+}. But the O-K pre-edge observed in CrO{sub 2}, typical of its d{sup 3}L character (L-ligand hole), is not present in these perovskites. The effect of the A cation manifests itself in the O-K edge. The different features in the peak edges are caused by the change in the interaction between oxygen and the A cation from being via p orbitals (with Pb) to being via d orbitals (with Ca, Sr). The experimental spectra of the samples are reproduced well by the presented DFT calculations.

  7. Photoemission study of a high-T/sub c/ superconducting Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide

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    Michel, E.G.; Alvarez, J.; Asensio, M.C.; Miranda, R.; Ibanez, J.; Peral, G.; Vicent, J.L.; Garcia, F.; Moran, E.; Alario-Franco, M.A.; and others

    1988-09-01

    We have used ultraviolet, x-ray, and inverse-photoemission spectroscopies to characterize the electronic structure of a novel bismuth cuprate compound with an average composition Bi/sub 2.5/Sr/sub 1.5/Ca/sub 1/Cu/sub 2/O/sub y/ which becomes superconductor at 84 K. The data indicate that the valence band is shifted approx.2 eV to higher binding energy with respect to band-structure calculations. This together with the presence of shake-up satellites in the Cu 2p spectrum suggests that U/sub d//sub d/ is approx.6 eV for Cu 3d electrons in this Bi compound. The electron-electron correlation seems to be much smaller in the Bi-O planes than in the Cu-O planes. The chemical state of the cations is basically Cu/sup 2+/, Bi/sup 3+/, Ca/sup 2+/, and Sr/sup 2+/.

  8. Electrical conductivity of cobalt-titanium substituted SrCaM hexaferrites

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    Eraky, M.R., E-mail: moharamderak@yahoo.com [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Kafrelsheikh University, 33516 Kafrelsheikh (Egypt)

    2012-03-15

    A series of polycrystalline M-type hexagonal ferrites with the composition Sr{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.5}Co{sub x}Ti{sub x}Fe{sub 12-2x}O{sub 19} (where x=0.0-0.8) were prepared by the conventional ceramic technique. The electrical conductivity has been measured from 300 to 590 K. The dc conductivity, {sigma}{sub dc}, exhibited a semiconductor behavior. The negative sign of thermoelectric power coefficient S reveals that all samples are n-type semiconductors. Both {sigma}{sub dc} and mobility, {mu}{sub d}, increases with the substitution of Co{sup 2+} and Ti{sup 4+} ions, reach maximum at x=0.4 and start decreasing at x>0.4. Many conduction mechanisms were discussed to explain the electric conduction in the system. It was found that the hopping conduction is the predominant conduction mechanism. For samples with compositional parameter x=0.0 and 0.8, the band conduction mechanism shares in electric conduction beside the hopping process. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SrCaCoTiM hexaferrites have been prepared by conventional ceramic technique. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electrical conductivity exhibited a semiconductor behavior. There is an increase in conductivity up to x=0.4 for Co and Ti substitution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The hopping conduction is the predominant conduction mechanism.

  9. Spin dynamics in the antiferromagnetic phases of the Dirac metals AMnBi(A = Sr, Ca)

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    Rahn, Marein; Princep, Andrew; Piovano, Andrea; Kulda, Jiri; Guo, Yan Feng; Shi, You Guo; Boothroyd, Andrew

    The square Bi layers in AMnBi(A = Sr, Ca) host strongly spin-orbit coupled bands that form highly anisotropic Dirac points. We have mapped the dispersion of Mn spin fluctuations in these materials by triple-axis neutron spectroscopy. The spectra show pronounced spin gaps of 10.(2) meV (Sr) and 8.(8) meV (Ca) and extend to maximum energy transfers of 61-63 meV. For each material, reciprocal space maps of the magnon spectral weight were recorded for both in-plane and out-of-plane momentum transfer. The observed spectra can be accurately reproduced by a simple linear spin-wave model. Detailed global '?fits of the full magnon dispersion allow tight constraints on the magnitude of in-plane and inter-layer exchange parameters as well as on the magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant. We '?find no evidence that the magnetic ground state of these materials is coupled to the topology of the Bi 6px,ybands. This work was supported by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant No. EP/J017124/1). MCR is grateful to the Oxford University Clarendon Fund for provision of a scholarship.

  10. Floating Zone Growth of Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy Superconductor

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    Andrey Maljuk

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The crystal growth of high-temperature oxide superconductors has been hampered by the complexities of these materials and the lack of knowledge of corresponding phase diagrams. The most common crystal growth technique adopted for these materials is the so-called “Flux” method. This method, however, suffers from several drawbacks: (i crystals are often crucible and flux contaminated; (ii crystals are difficult to detach from solidified melt; and (iii crystals are rather small. In most cases, these drawbacks can be overcome by the crucible-free floating zone method. Moreover, this technique is suitable for crystal growth of incongruently melting compounds, and has been thus successfully used to make large single crystals of Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy superconductor. In this review, the authors summarize the published and their own growth efforts as well as detailed characterization of as-grown and post-growth annealed samples. The optimal growth conditions that allowed one to obtain the large-size, almost single phase and homogeneous in composition Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy single crystals are presented. The effect of long lasting post-growth heat treatment on both crystal quality and superconducting properties has also been demonstrated.

  11. Influence of Co-substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19

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    Ezhil Vizhi, R.; Harikrishnan, V.; Saravanan, P.; Rajan Babu, D.

    2016-10-01

    One-step citrate gel combustion method followed by annealing (800 °C/2 h) was employed to synthesize cobalt substituted barium strontium hexaferrite with a chemical composition of Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12-xCoxO19 (x=0, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9). A combination of thermo-gravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry was employed to understand the thermo-chemical behavior of Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to evaluate the hexagonal phase evolution for the barium strontium ferrite nanopowders and a formation of secondary phase: α-Fe2O3 is evident for the Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19. Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of different sublattices of Fe3+ present in the hexaferrite structure. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy demonstrated the usual stretching vibrations of tetrahedral and octahedral M-O bands. The morphology and chemical composition of the samples were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy attached with energy dispersive X-ray analysis, respectively. Selected area electron diffraction studies showed the nanocrystalline nature of the samples. The magnetic parameters such as saturation magnetization MS, coercivity, HC and remanent magnetization, MR were estimated from the hysteresis loops. Maximum value of MS (70.5 emu/g) was obtained for the Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe11.5Co0.5O19 nanoparticles. A possible growth mechanism on the crystallization of Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe12O19 hexagonal platelets during the citrate gel combustion synthesis is highlighted.

  12. Chemical looping of metal nitride catalysts: low-pressure ammonia synthesis for energy storage† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Experimental and computational details, free energy plots for the NH3 evolution and N2 reduction with Co3N/Co, Fe4N/Fe, Mn5N2/Mn4N, Mo2N/Mo, CrN/Cr2N, TaN/Ta2N, NbN/Nb2N, Li3N/LiH, Ba3N2/BaH2, Sr3N2/SrH2, and Ca3N2/CaH2, surface oxidation energetics, ΔGvac[NH*x, yH*] based on gas phase H2 as hydrogen source, NH3 evolution with Fe-doped Mn4N, NH3 evolution with Mn6N2.58, Ca3N2 and Sr2N after correcting for partial nitride hydrolysis, NH3 yield from Ca3N2vs. time and H2 gas flow rate. See DOI: 10.1039/c5sc00789e

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    Avram, A. M.; Peterson, B. A.; Pfromm, P. H.; Peterson, A. A.

    2015-01-01

    The activity of many heterogeneous catalysts is limited by strong correlations between activation energies and adsorption energies of reaction intermediates. Although the reaction is thermodynamically favourable at ambient temperature and pressure, the catalytic synthesis of ammonia (NH3), a fertilizer and chemical fuel, from N2 and H2 requires some of the most extreme conditions of the chemical industry. We demonstrate how ammonia can be produced at ambient pressure from air, water, and concentrated sunlight as renewable source of process heat via nitrogen reduction with a looped metal nitride, followed by separate hydrogenation of the lattice nitrogen into ammonia. Separating ammonia synthesis into two reaction steps introduces an additional degree of freedom when designing catalysts with desirable activation and adsorption energies. We discuss the hydrogenation of alkali and alkaline earth metal nitrides and the reduction of transition metal nitrides to outline a promoting role of lattice hydrogen in ammonia evolution. This is rationalized via electronic structure calculations with the activity of nitrogen vacancies controlling the redox-intercalation of hydrogen and the formation and hydrogenation of adsorbed nitrogen species. The predicted trends are confirmed experimentally with evolution of 56.3, 80.7, and 128 μmol NH3 per mol metal per min at 1 bar and above 550 °C via reduction of Mn6N2.58 to Mn4N and hydrogenation of Ca3N2 and Sr2N to Ca2NH and SrH2, respectively. PMID:29218166

  13. Phase diagram of the Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3]-SrO-CaO quasiternary system

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    Shimpo, R.; Nakamura, Y. (Univ. of Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-06-01

    Numerous reports have been published on the superconductivity, structure, and physical properties of the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system, including the ceramic superconductors of Bi[sub 2]Sr[sub 2]Ca[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub y] and Bi[sub 2]Sr[sub 2]CaCu[sub 2]O[sub y]. On the phase diagrams of the system, numbers of studies have so far been presented, but there exist several regions in the proposed phase diagram of the Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3]-SrO-CaO quasiternary system, which have been presented by several investigators, are different from each other because the ternary system includes a number of solid solution phases of which the phase equilibrium relations are complicated. In this study, isothermal sections of the phase diagram for the Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3]-SrO-CaO ternary system at 973 and 1,023 K have been investigated. Experiments were conducted in air, because this system does not include copper oxides and, therefore, it is considered that the oxygen contents in the interceramic compounds in this system are substantially not affected by the oxygen potential.

  14. Preparation of thermal infrared and microwave absorber using SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19}/polyaniline nanocomposites

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    Hosseini, Seyed Hossein, E-mail: shhosseini@iiau.ac.ir [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zamani, Parisa [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2016-01-01

    In this research, first, SrTiO{sub 3} was synthesized as thermal infrared (TIR) absorbent and core and then BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19} as microwave absorbent was prepared on SrTiO{sub 3} via co-precipitation method as first shell. Second, polyaniline (PANI) was coated on SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19} NPs (NPs) via in situ polymerization by multi core–shell structures (SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19}/PANI). Nanometer size and structures of samples were measured by TEM, XRD and FTIR. Morphology of nanocomposite was showed by SEM images. The magnetic and electric properties were also performed by VSM and four probe methods. The TIR absorption and microwave reflection loss of nanocomposites were investigated at 10–40 µm and 8–12 GHz, TIR and microwave frequencies, respectively. The results showed that the SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19}/PANI nanocomposites have good compatible electric and magnetic properties and hence the microwave absorbency show wide bandwidth properties. The infrared thermal image testing showed that the ability of infrared thermal imaging was increased by increasing SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19} as core and independent to increasing PANI as final shell. - Graphical abstract: The light reflectivity times of samples on human body are higher than metallic disks. So, they are suitable for TIR as absorbers. The light reflectivity times of samples were increased by increasing weight ratio and thickness. Human temperature could not transmit to samples by increasing weight ratio of core. Therefore weight ratio (SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19} as core) above 40% and 1 mm diameter are the best result as TIR absorber. The SrTiO{sub 3}/BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19}/PANI enhanced broad band IR light absorption was observed in the wavelength range of 10–40 µm. A minimum RL of −19 dB was observed at 9.2 GHz for a 1.5-mm thickness nanocomposite. The application of these samples may improve the IR thermographic detection, catalysis, sensors

  15. Optical, microstructural, vibrational, and theoretical studies of p-type SrCu2O2 and BaCu2O2 transparent conductive oxides

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    Even, J.; Pedesseau, L.; Modreanu, M.; Huyberechts, G.; Servet, B.; Garry, Guy; Chaix-Pluchery, O.; Durand, O.

    2013-03-01

    Transparent conducting metal oxides (TCO) are unusual semiconducting materials displaying transparency to visible light. TCO materials are used for electrostatic shielding, antistatic screens, transparent heating devices, solar cells and even organic light emitting diodes. However, most TCOs are n-type, while p-type TCOs are scarce. SrCu2O2 is a leading candidate as a p-type transparent conductive oxide. In this paper, we report theoretical calculations and experimental studies on the vibrational, optical and microstructural properties of both bulk and thin films of polycrystalline undoped SrCu2O2 obtained by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Barium doping of the SrCu2O2 by substitution of Sr atoms is also reported. The simulated crystal structures of both SrCu2O2 and BaCu2O2 materials, obtained through a state-of-the-art implementation of the Density functional theory, are compared with experimental X-ray diffraction data of undoped and Ba-doped SrCu2O2 bulk materials. Raman spectra of both SCO and BCO materials are simulated from the derivatives of the dielectric susceptibility and a symmetry analysis of the optical phonon eigenvectors at the Brillouin zone center is proposed. Good agreement with Raman scattering experimental results is demonstrated.

  16. Biogeochemistry of stable Ca and radiogenic Sr isotopes in a larch-covered permafrost-dominated watershed of Central Siberia

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    Bagard, Marie-Laure; Schmitt, Anne-Désirée; Chabaux, François; Pokrovsky, Oleg S.; Viers, Jérôme; Stille, Peter; Labolle, François; Prokushkin, Anatoly S.

    2013-08-01

    Stable Ca and radiogenic Sr isotope compositions were measured in different compartments (stream water, soil solutions, rocks, soils and soil leachates and vegetation) of a small permafrost-dominated watershed in the Central Siberian Plateau. The Sr and Ca in the area are supplied by basalt weathering and atmospheric depositions, which significantly impact the Sr isotopic compositions. Only vegetation significantly fractionates the calcium isotopes within the watershed. These fractionations occur during Ca uptake by roots and along the transpiration stream within the larch trees and are hypothesised to be the result of chromatographic processes and Ca oxalate crystallisations during Ca circulation or storage within plant organs. Biomass degradation significantly influences the Ca isotopic compositions of soil solutions and soil leachates via the release of light Ca, and organic and organo-mineral colloids are thought to affect the Ca isotopic compositions of soil solutions by preferential scavenging of 40Ca. The imprint of organic matter degradation on the δ44/40Ca of soil solutions is much more significant for the warmer south-facing slope of the watershed than for the shallow and cold soil active layer of the north-facing slope. As a result, the available stock of biomass and the decomposition rates appear to be critical parameters that regulate the impact of vegetation on the soil-water system in permafrost areas. Finally, the obtained δ44/40Ca patterns contrast with those described for permafrost-free environments with a much lower δ44/40Ca fractionation factor between soils and plants, suggesting specific features of organic matter decomposition in permafrost environments. The biologically induced Ca isotopic fractionation observed at the soil profile scale is not pronounced at the scale of the streams and large rivers in which the δ44/40Ca signature may be controlled by the heterogeneity of lithological sources.

  17. Differential response of corals to regional mass-warming events as evident from skeletal Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios

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    Clarke, Harry; D'Olivo, Juan Pablo; Falter, James; Zinke, Jens; Lowe, Ryan; McCulloch, Malcolm

    2017-05-01

    During the summer of 2010/2011, a regional marine heat wave resulted in coral bleaching of variable severity along much of the western coastline of Australia. At Ningaloo Reef, a 300 km long fringing reef system and World Heritage site, highly contrasting coral bleaching was observed between two morphologically distinct nearshore reef communities located on either side of the Ningaloo Peninsula: Tantabiddi (˜20% bleaching) and Bundegi (˜90% bleaching). For this study, we collected coral cores (Porites sp.) from Tantabiddi and Bundegi reef sites to assess the response of the Sr/Ca temperature proxy and Mg/Ca ratios to the variable levels of thermal stress imposed at these two sites during the 2010/2011 warming event. We found that there was an anomalous increase in Sr/Ca and decrease in Mg/Ca ratios in the Bundegi record that was coincident with the timing of severe coral bleaching at the site, while no significant changes were observed in the Tantabiddi record. We show that the change in the relationship of Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios with temperature at Bundegi during the 2010/2011 event reflects changes in related coral "vital" processes during periods of environmental stress. These changes were found to be consistent with a reduction in active transport of Ca2+ to the site of calcification leading to a reduction in calcification rates and reduced Rayleigh fractionation of incorporated trace elements.

  18. Excessive signal transduction of gain-of-function variants of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR are associated with increased ER to cytosol calcium gradient.

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    Marianna Ranieri

    Full Text Available In humans, gain-of-function mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR gene are the cause of autosomal dominant hypocalcemia or type 5 Bartter syndrome characterized by an abnormality of calcium metabolism with low parathyroid hormone levels and excessive renal calcium excretion. Functional characterization of CaSR activating variants has been so far limited at demonstrating an increased sensitivity to external calcium leading to lower Ca-EC50. Here we combine high resolution fluorescence based techniques and provide evidence that for the efficiency of calcium signaling system, cells expressing gain-of-function variants of CaSR monitor cytosolic and ER calcium levels increasing the expression of the Sarco-Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium-ATPase (SERCA and reducing expression of Plasma Membrane Calcium-ATPase (PMCA. Wild-type CaSR (hCaSR-wt and its gain-of-function (hCaSR-R990G; hCaSR-N124K variants were transiently transfected in HEK-293 cells. Basal intracellular calcium concentration was significantly lower in cells expressing hCaSR-wt and its gain of function variants compared to mock. In line, FRET studies using the D1ER probe, which detects [Ca2+]ER directly, demonstrated significantly higher calcium accumulation in cells expressing the gain of function CaSR variants compared to hCaSR-wt. Consistently, cells expressing activating CaSR variants showed a significant increase in SERCA activity and expression and a reduced PMCA expression. This combined parallel regulation in protein expression increases the ER to cytosol calcium gradient explaining the higher sensitivity of CaSR gain-of-function variants to external calcium. This control principle provides a general explanation of how cells reliably connect (and exacerbate receptor inputs to cell function.

  19. Excessive Signal Transduction of Gain-of-Function Variants of the Calcium-Sensing Receptor (CaSR) Are Associated with Increased ER to Cytosol Calcium Gradient

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    Di Mise, Annarita; Vezzoli, Giuseppe; Soldati, Laura; Svelto, Maria; Valenti, Giovanna

    2013-01-01

    In humans, gain-of-function mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) gene are the cause of autosomal dominant hypocalcemia or type 5 Bartter syndrome characterized by an abnormality of calcium metabolism with low parathyroid hormone levels and excessive renal calcium excretion. Functional characterization of CaSR activating variants has been so far limited at demonstrating an increased sensitivity to external calcium leading to lower Ca-EC50. Here we combine high resolution fluorescence based techniques and provide evidence that for the efficiency of calcium signaling system, cells expressing gain-of-function variants of CaSR monitor cytosolic and ER calcium levels increasing the expression of the Sarco-Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium-ATPase (SERCA) and reducing expression of Plasma Membrane Calcium-ATPase (PMCA). Wild-type CaSR (hCaSR-wt) and its gain-of-function (hCaSR-R990G; hCaSR-N124K) variants were transiently transfected in HEK-293 cells. Basal intracellular calcium concentration was significantly lower in cells expressing hCaSR-wt and its gain of function variants compared to mock. In line, FRET studies using the D1ER probe, which detects [Ca2+]ER directly, demonstrated significantly higher calcium accumulation in cells expressing the gain of function CaSR variants compared to hCaSR-wt. Consistently, cells expressing activating CaSR variants showed a significant increase in SERCA activity and expression and a reduced PMCA expression. This combined parallel regulation in protein expression increases the ER to cytosol calcium gradient explaining the higher sensitivity of CaSR gain-of-function variants to external calcium. This control principle provides a general explanation of how cells reliably connect (and exacerbate) receptor inputs to cell function. PMID:24244430

  20. MODIFIKASI KATALIS CaO DENGAN SrO PADA REAKSI TRANSESTERIFIKASI MINYAK JELANTAH MENJADI BIODIESEL MENGGUNAKAN

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    N Widiarti

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Minyak jelantah merupakan salah satu jenis minyak nabati yang dapat digunakan sebagai sumber produksi biodiesel yang murah. Biodiesel dapat diperoleh melalui proses esterifikasi dengan katalis asam maupun transesterifikasi dengan menggunakan katalis homogen basa kuat. Pengolahan minyak jelantah menjadi biodiesel merupakan langkah yang tepat dan efektif untuk menurunkan harga biodiesel karena bahan baku yang murah dan memanfaatkan limbah minyak goreng yang dapat mengatasi masalah pembuangan minyak dan kesehatan masyarakat. Pada penelitian ini dilakukan reaksi transesterifikasi dari minyak jelantah menjadi biodiesel menggunakan katalis CaO dan SrO. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui karakteristik katalis dan aktivitas katalitiknya pada reaksi transesterifikasi minyak jelantah. Modifikasi katalis dilakukan dengan metode impregnasi SrNO3 pada katalis CaO. Katalis digunakan pada reaksi transesterifikasi minyak jelantah dengan variasi energi  (input daya 80 dan 100 watt, variasi waktu (30, 60, 90, 120 dan 150 detik dan variasi jumlah SrO/CaO (1%, 2%, 4%, 8% dan 16% b/b sebagai katalis. Karakterisasi katalis dilakukan dengan XRD dan FTIR. Hasil analisis XRD menunjukkan bahwa katalis SrO/CaO bersifat kristalin dan mempunyai karakteristik pola difraksi gabungan CaO dan SrO. Reaksi transesterifikasi optimal terjadi dengan aktivitas katalis terbaik pada energi  100 watt, waktu reaksi 120 detik dan jumlah katalis SrO/CaO sebesar 4% b/b dengan produk reaksi metil ester sebesar 92,86%. Wasted cooking oil is one type of vegetable oil that can be used as an inexpensive source of biodiesel production. Biodiesel can be obtained through esterification process with acid catalyst or transesterification using homogeneous catalyst of strong bases. Processing of wasted cooking oil into biodiesel is an appropriate and effective measures to reduce the high price of biodiesel because of cheap raw materials and it can overcome the problem of oil disposal and

  1. Strain induced enhancement of magnetization in Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} based heterostructure with (Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x})TiO{sub 3}

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    Kim, Kyeong-Won; Norton, David P. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Ghosh, Siddhartha, E-mail: ghoshsid@gmail.com; Buvaev, Sanal; Hebard, Arthur F. [Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

    2016-05-14

    High quality epitaxial Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} thin films and Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6}–(Ba{sub x}Sr{sub 1−x})TiO{sub 3} bi-layer (BL) and superlattice (SL) structures were grown via pulsed laser deposition under low oxygen pressure, and their structural, magnetic, and magneto-transport properties were examined. Superlattice and bi-layer structures were confirmed by X-ray diffraction patterns. Low temperature magnetic measurement shows that the saturation magnetization (M{sub S}) is significantly higher for SLs and almost similar or lower for BLs, when compared to phase pure Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} thin films. The variation of the coercive field (H{sub C}) follows exact opposite trend, where BL samples have higher H{sub C} and SL samples have lower H{sub C} than pure Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} thin films. Also, a significant decrease of the Curie temperature is found in both BL and SL structures compared to pure Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} thin films. Negative magneto-resistance is seen in all the BL and SL structures as well as in pure Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} thin films. In contrast to the magnetic properties, the magneto-transport properties do not show much variation with induced strain.

  2. Examining the utility of coral Ba/Ca as a proxy for river discharge and hydroclimate variability at Coiba Island, Gulf of Chirquí, Panamá.

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    Brenner, Logan D; Linsley, Braddock K; Dunbar, Robert B

    2017-05-15

    Panamá's extreme hydroclimate seasonality is driven by Intertropical Convergence Zone rainfall and resulting runoff. River discharge (Q) carries terrestrially-derived barium to coastal waters that can be recorded in coral. We present a Ba/Ca record (1996-1917) generated from a Porites coral colony in the Gulf of Chiriquí near Coiba Island (Panamá) to understand regional hydroclimate. Here coral Ba/Ca is correlated to instrumental Q (R=0.67, pcoral Ba/Ca (LaVigne et al., 2016). Additionally, the Coiba coral Ba/Ca records at least 5 El Niño events and identified 22 of the 37 wet seasons with below average precipitation. These data corroborate the Q proxy and provide insight into the use of coral Ba/Ca as an El Niño and drought indicator. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Electronic structure and bonding interactions in Ba1- x Sr x Zr0.1Ti0.9O3 ceramics

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    Mangaiyarkkarasi, Jegannathan; Sasikumar, Subramanian; Saravanan, Olai Vasu; Saravanan, Ramachandran

    2017-06-01

    An investigation on the precise electronic structure and bonding interactions has been carried out on Ba1- x Sr x Zr0.1Ti0.9O3 (short for BSZT, x = 0, 0.05, 0.07 and 0.14) ceramic systems prepared via high-temperature solid state reaction technique. The influence of Sr doping on the BSZT structure has been examined by characterizing the prepared samples using PXRD, UV-visible spectrophotometry, SEM and EDS. Powder profile refinement of X-ray data confirms that all the synthesized samples have been crystallized in cubic perovskite structure with single phase. Charge density distribution of the BSZT systems has been completely analyzed by the maximum entropy method (MEM). Co-substitution of Sr at the Ba site and Zr at the Ti site into the BaTiO3 structure presents the ionic nature between Ba and O ions and the covalent nature between Ti and O ions, revealed from MEM calculations. Optical band gap values have been evaluated from UV-visible absorption spectra. Particles with irregular shapes and well defined grain boundaries are clearly visualized from SEM images. The phase purity of the prepared samples is further confirmed by EDS qualitative spectral analysis.

  4. Magnetic and magneto-transport properties of double perovskite Ba{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}FeMoO{sub 6} system

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    Pandey, Vibhav; Verma, Vivek; Aloysius, R.P. [National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110012 (India); Bhalla, G.L. [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University, Delhi (India); Awana, V.P.S.; Kishan, H. [National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110012 (India); Kotnala, R.K. [National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110012 (India)], E-mail: rkkotnala@gmail.com

    2009-07-15

    The structural magnetic and magneto-transport properties of double perovskite system Ba{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}FeMoO{sub 6} (0{<=}x{<=}1.0) prepared in bulk polycrystalline form are reported in this paper. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that samples are single phase and the lattice constants decreases with increase in the Sr content. The degree of Fe-Mo ordering has been found decreasing in the series with an increase in the Sr content. Parent compound Ba{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} exhibits saturation magnetic moment value of 3.54 {mu}{sub B}/f.u. at 85 K in a magnetic field of 6000 Oe. Temperature dependence of resistivity shows metallic behavior for all the samples. The magneto-resistance (MR) of the compound with x=0.4 is higher than that of the other samples. At room temperature this system shows a saturation magnetization value of 1.73 {mu}{sub B}/f.u. and MR value of 7.08% (1 T). The observed variations in the structural and magnetic properties are attributed to the change of chemical pressure due to the substitution of Sr in place of Ba. The effect of antisite disorder (ASD) defects on magneto-transport properties is studied in more detail.

  5. Preparation and characterizations of Ba(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3}/(Ba,Sr)TiO{sub 3} heterostructures grown on (LaAlO{sub 3}){sub 0.3}(Sr{sub 2}AlTaO{sub 6}){sub 0.35} single crystal substrates by pulsed laser deposition

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    Chan, N.Y.; Gao, G.Y.; Wang, Y. [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong); Chan, H.L.W., E-mail: apahlcha@inet.polyu.edu.h [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

    2010-10-01

    Epitaxial perovskite (Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3} (BST), Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3} (BZT), Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}/(Ba{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3}(BZT/BST) and Ba{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}Zr{sub 0.1}Ti{sub 0.9}O{sub 3} (BSZT) thin films were grown on (LaAlO{sub 3}){sub 0.3}(Sr{sub 2}AlTaO{sub 6}){sub 0.35} (LSAT)[001]single crystal substrate coated with conducting oxide LaNiO{sub 3}(LNO) by pulsed laser deposition. X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy and electrical measurements were used to characterize the thin films. The {theta}-2{theta} linear scan indicated that the thin films with LNO layer show (001) orientations perpendicular to the substrate. Smooth and dense surface with grain size of 30 nm-80 nm were observed. The relative permittivity of the BST, BZT/BST, BZT and BSZT thin films are 1101, 799, 584 and 1784 respectively at 10 kHz. The tunability of the thin films are 39%, 32%, 44% and 60%. The results show that BSZT film has the highest tunability.

  6. Novel biocompatible magnesium alloys design with nutrient alloying elements Si, Ca and Sr: Structure and properties characterization

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    Wang, Weidan; Han, Junjie [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Yang, Xuan; Li, Mei [Department of Orthopedics, Guangdong Key Lab of Orthopaedic Technology and Implant Materials, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, 111 Liuhua Road, Guangzhou 510010 (China); Wan, Peng, E-mail: pwan@imr.ac.cn [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Tan, Lili [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Zhang, Yu [Department of Orthopedics, Guangdong Key Lab of Orthopaedic Technology and Implant Materials, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, 111 Liuhua Road, Guangzhou 510010 (China); Yang, Ke, E-mail: kyang@imr.ac.cn [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2016-12-15

    Highlights: • A non-toxic Mg-based alloy system with nutrient elements Si, Sr, Ca is proposed. • Properties improved due to morphology of coarse Mg{sub 2}Si change into small polygon. • Fewer, finer and homogenized Mg{sub 2}Si particles are obtained after anneal-treated. • Cytocompatibility results indicate a potential application in orthopedic. - Abstract: Magnesium has been widely studied as a biodegradable material, where its mechanical property and biocompatibility make it preferred candidate for orthopedic implant. Proper alloying can further improve the properties of Mg. First and foremost, to guarantee the biosafety for biomedical application, the alloying element should be toxic free. To address this point, nutrient elements including Si, Sr and Ca were selected due to their biological functions in human body, especially in bone regeneration and repair. In this study, 0.5–1.0 wt% Sr and Ca were used to refine and modify the morphology of coarse Mg{sub 2}Si in Mg-1.38wt% Si to obtain an uniform microstructure. Microstructure, mechanical and degradation properties of as-cast and homogenizing-annealed quaternary Mg-1.38Si-xSr-yCa (x, y = 0.5–1 wt%) alloys were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electronic microscopy, X-ray diffraction, tensile and electrochemical measurement. Addition of Sr and Ca element cause a morphological change in Mg{sub 2}Si particles from coarse Chinese script shape to small polygonal type. The presences of intermetallic phases, such as Mg{sub 2}Si, CaMgSi and Mg{sub 17}Sr{sub 2}, were confirmed in quaternary alloys, of which content was applied to interpret the results for the quaternary system. Compared with the as-cast state, fewer, finer and homogenized microstructure were observed after an anneal heat treatment under 500 °C. The mechanical properties were improved with increase of Ca and Sr additions, which was related to the evolution of the microstructure and second phases, however, also causing an

  7. Magnetic behavior of La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 / BaTiO3 bilayers

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    Ordonez, John E.; Gomez, Maria E.; Lopera, Wilson; Marin, Lorena; Pardo, Jose A.; Morellon, Luis; Algarabel, Pedro; Prieto, Pedro

    2013-03-01

    We have grown ferroelectric BaTiO3(BTO) and ferromagnetic La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 (LCMO) onto (001) SrTiO3 and Nb:SrTiO3 by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) at pure oxygen atmosphere, and a substrate temperature of 820° C, seeking for a multiferroic behavior in this structure. From x-ray diffraction (XRD) we found lattice parameter aBTO=4.068 Å, and aLCMO=3.804 Å, for each individual layer. In the BTO/LCMO bilayer, (002)-Bragg peak for BTO maintain its position whereas (002) LCMO peak shift to lower Bragg angle indicating a strained LCMO film. Magnetization measurements reveal an increase in the Curie temperature from 170 K to 220 K for the bilayer when LCMO (t = 47 nm) is deposited on BTO (t=52 nm) film, while depositing the BTO (50 nm) above LCMO (48 nm) the Curie temperature remains at values close to that obtained for a LCMO single layer (~175 K), deposited under identical growth parameters This work has been supported by Instituto de Nanociencias de Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain, ``El Patrimonio Autónomo Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento para CT&I FJC'' COLCIENCIAS-CENM Contract RC 275-2011 and Research Project COLCIENCIAS-UNIVALLE.

  8. Room temperature magnetoresistance of La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.2}Ba{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3}/Ag thin films

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    Kuru, Y.; Habermeier, H.U. [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Tripathi, R.; Awana, V.P.S.; Kishan, H. [Superconductivity and Cryogenics Division, National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, 110012 New Delhi (India)

    2010-06-15

    Epitaxial manganite thin films with very high room temperature magnetoresistance (MR) values are designed by tuning several parameters as composition, microstructure, substrate material, and film thickness, simultaneously. The resulting La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.2}Ba{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3}/Ag composite thin films deposited on (111) SrTiO{sub 3} have room temperature MR values exceeding 75% under 7 T applied magnetic field. The opportunity to develop materials out of the manganite family for specific conditions and applications by simultaneous adjustment of several degrees of freedom is successfully demonstrated. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  9. Structure evolution upon chemical and physical pressure in (Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}){sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6}

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    Tiittanen, T.; Karppinen, M., E-mail: maarit.karppinen@aalto.fi

    2017-02-15

    Here we demonstrate the gradual structural transformation from the monoclinic I2/m to tetragonal I4/m, cubic Fm-3m and hexagonal P6{sub 3}/mmc structure upon the isovalent larger-for-smaller A-site cation substitution in the B-site ordered double-perovskite system (Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}){sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6}. This is the same transformation sequence previously observed up to Fm-3m upon heating the parent Sr{sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6} phase to high temperatures. High-pressure treatment, on the other hand, transforms the hexagonal P6{sub 3}/mmc structure of the other end member Ba{sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6} back to the cubic Fm-3m structure. Hence we may conclude that chemical pressure, physical pressure and decreasing temperature all work towards the same direction in the (Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}){sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6} system. Also shown is that with increasing Ba-for-Sr substitution level, i.e. with decreasing chemical pressure effect, the degree-of-order among the B-site cations, Fe and Sb, decreases. - Graphical abstract: In the (Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}){sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6} double-perovskite system the gradual structural transformation from the monoclinic I2/m to tetragonal I4/m, cubic Fm-3m and hexagonal P6{sub 3}/mmc structure is seen upon the isovalent larger-for-smaller A-site cation substitution. High-pressure treatment under 4 GPa extends stability of the cubic Fm-3m structure within a wider substitution range of x. - Highlights: • Gradual structural transitions upon A-cation substitution in (Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}){sub 2}FeSbO{sub 6.} • With increasing x structure changes from I2/m to I4/m, Fm-3m and P6{sub 3}/mmc. • Degree of B-site order decreases with increasing x and A-site cation radius. • High-pressure treatment extends cubic Fm-3m phase stability for wider x range. • High-pressure treatment affects bond lengths mostly around the A-cation.

  10. Conductor-backed coplanar waveguide resonators of Y-Ba-Cu-O and Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O on LaAlO3

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    Miranda, F. A.; Bhasin, K. B.; Stan, M. A.; Kong, K. S.; Itoh, T.

    1992-01-01

    Conductor-backed coplanar waveguide (CBCPW) resonators operating at 10.8 GHz have been fabricated from Tl-Ba-Ca-O (TBCCO) and Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) thin films on LaAlO3. The resonators consist of a coplanar waveguide (CPW) patterned on the superconducting film side of the LaAlO3 substrate with a gold ground plane coated on the opposite side. These resonators were tested in the temperature range from 14 to 106 K. At 77 K, the best of our TBCCO and YBCO resonators have an unloaded quality factor (Qo) 7 and 4 times, respectively, larger than that of a similar all-gold resonator. In this study, the Qo's of the TBCCO resonators were larger than those of their YBCO counterparts throughout the aforementioned temperature range.

  11. Conductor-backed coplanar waveguide resonators of Y-Ba-Cu-O and Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O on LaAlO[sub 3

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    Miranda, F.A.; Bhasin, K.B.; Stan, M.A.; Kong, K.S.; Itoh, T.

    1992-10-01

    Conductor-backed coplanar waveguide (CBCPW) resonators operating at 10.8 GHz have been fabricated from Tl-Ba-Ca-O (TBCCO) and Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) thin films on LaAlO[sub 3]. The resonators consist of a coplanar waveguide (CPW) patterned on the superconducting film side of the LaAlO3 substrate with a gold ground plane coated on the opposite side. These resonators were tested in the temperature range from 14 to 106 K. At 77 K, the best of our TBCCO and YBCO resonators have an unloaded quality factor (Qo) 7 and 4 times, respectively, larger than that of a similar all-gold resonator. In this study, the Qo's of the TBCCO resonators were larger than those of their YBCO counterparts throughout the aforementioned temperature range.

  12. Fabrication and characterization of (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (2223) bars

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    Chudzik, M.P.; Polzin, B.J.; Thayer, R.; Picciolo, J.J.; Fisher, B.L.; Lanagan, M.T.

    1996-08-01

    Bulk bars for current lead applications were fabricated from (Bi,Pb)- Sr-Ca-Cu-O (Bi-2223) for low thermal conductivity and high critical current. Bars measuring 17.8 cm in length were made by uniaxially pressing Bi-2223 powder of controlled (1.7/0.34)223 and (1.8/0.4)223 phase composition. The bulk bars were densified by subjecting them to a schedule of alternate liquid-phase sintering and cold isostatic pressing. Liquid phase sintering temperatures were optimized from differential thermal analysis and microstructure morphology. Phase purity and microstructure were evaluated by x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Low-resistance silver contacts were applied to the bars by hot-pressing at 820{degrees}C and 3 MPa. Critical current densities {approx} 1000 A/cm{sup 3} (critical currents of 750 A at 77 K in self-field conditions) were achieved.

  13. Crystalline phases and electronic structures in superconducting Bi{endash}Sr{endash}Ca{endash}Cu oxides

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    Giardina, M.D.; Feduzi, R.; Inzaghi, D.; Manara, A. [Institute for Advanced Materials, C.E.C. Joint Research Centre, Ispra Establishment, 21020 Ispra (Vatican City State, Holy See) (Italy); Giori, C. [Istituto di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Parma, 43100 Parma (Italy); Sora, I.N. [Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica per i Materiali, Universita di Brescia, 25100 Brescia (Italy); Dallacasa, V. [Istituto Policattedra, Universita di Verona, 37100 Verona (Italy)

    1997-08-01

    Two classes of samples, designated A and B, of layered Bi{endash}Sr{endash}Ca{endash}Cu oxides having the same nominal composition 4:3:3:4, but different thermal histories, were investigated by using field modulated microwave absorption (ESR), powder x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and x-ray absorption near the edge structure (XANES). Previous electrical resistivity measurements showed that the B samples only presented two superconducting phases with midpoints of the transition temperatures at {approximately}80K and {approximately}105K. The microwave absorption technique indicated instead the presence of islands which became superconducting at the above-mentioned temperatures also in the A samples. The crystalline and electronic structures of the two types of samples are illustrated and discussed. A plausible theoretical interpretation of the experimental results, based on a quantum percolation model with Coulomb interaction, is also given. {copyright} {ital 1997 Materials Research Society.}

  14. Quantitative procedure for evaluation of microstructure of cast Mg-Al-Ca-Sr magnesium alloy

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the microstructural characterization of ingot MRI-230D magnesium alloy and quantitative procedure for evaluation of microstructure are presented. The optical and scanning electron microscopy were used to study the morphology of microstructural compounds in this alloy. The X-ray diffraction was used to determination of phase composition. The as-cast microstructure of MRI-230D magnesium alloy containing aluminum, calcium and strontium consists of the dendritic α-Mg and such intermetallic compounds as: Al2Ca, Al4Sr and AlxMny. In the purpose quantitative description of microstructure semi-automatic procedures using Met-Ilo image analysis were developed. Prepared semi-automatic procedures allow a fast determination of phase content in MRI-230D alloy using light microscopy and will be useful in the quality control of MRI-230D ingots.

  15. Topological phase transition in layered XIn2P2 (X = Ca, Sr)

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    Wang, Zhenwei; Wang, Guangtao; Shi, Xianbiao; Wang, Dongyang; Tian, Xin

    2017-11-01

    Based on fully relativistic first-principles calculations, we studied the topological properties of layered XIn2P2 (X = Ca, Sr). Band inversion can be induced by strain without SOC, forming one nodal ring in the kz = 0 plane, which is protected by the coexistence of time reversal and glide mirror symmetries. Including SOC, a substantial band gap is opened along the nodal line and the line-node semimetal would evolve into a topological insulator. These results reveal a category of materials showing quantum phase transition from trivial semiconductors and topologically nontrivial insulators by tuneable elastic strain engineering. Our investigations provide a new perspective about the formation of topological line-node semimetal under stain.

  16. Dosimetry characterization of the commercial CaF{sub 2} for beta radiation of {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y; Caracterizacao dosimetrica de CaF{sub 2} comercial para radiacao beta de {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y

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    Oliveira, Mercia L.; Caldas, Linda V.E. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], e-mail: mlolivei@ipen.br, e-mail: lcaldas@ipen.br

    2003-07-01

    This work studies the dosimetric characteristics of the CaF{sub 2} commercial dosimetry for detection of {sup 90}Sr + {sup 90}Y beta radiation for using in the calibration of flat and concave appliers. Were determined the repetitiousness and linearity of answers of the samples, and their calibration curves.

  17. A new SrBi4Ti4O15/CaBi4Ti4O15 thin-film capacitor for excellent electric stability.

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    Noda, Minoru; Nomura, Shuhei; Uchida, Hiroshi; Yamashita, Kaoru; Funakubo, Horoshi

    2012-09-01

    SrBi(4)Ti(4)O(15) (SBTi) and CaBi(4)Ti(4)O(15) (CBTi) dielectric films of bismuth layered-structure dielectrics (BLSD) are prepared on Pt(100) film for constructing stacked-type dielectric capacitors; it is observed that they are c-axis singleoriented crystalline films. Compared with the perovskite barium titanate family of (Ba,Sr)TiO(3) (BST), it is observed that the SBTi film keeps a low leakage of 10(-7) A/cm(2) at 250 kV/ cm, which is smaller by an order of magnitude than the BST film, even with thinner SBTi film. The temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC) of the SBTi or CBTi film is about 100 to 250 ppm/K and is much smaller than that of the perovskite BST film. Because the SBTi and CBTi films have opposite polarities of TCC in this experiment, they are expected to cancel out the temperature dependence in the SBTi/CBTi composite capacitor. These results indicate that the BLSD films of SBTi and CBTi are effective for application in high-temperature and high-permittivity capacitors with the practical barium perovskite oxide family.

  18. 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.

  19. Metal–organic deposition of YBa2 Cu3 Ox and Bi2 Sr2 Ca1 Cu2 Ox ...

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    Abstract. YBa2Cu3Ox (Y-123 ) and Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox (Bi-2212) films on various substrates have been prepared by Metal-Organic Deposition starting from different metallorganic fluorine-free compounds and using a very simple instrumentation. The processing conditions include a rapid pyrolysis step in air and.

  20. Sea Surface Temperature Records Using Sr/Ca Ratios in a Siderastrea siderea Coral from SE Cuba

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    Fargher, H. A.; Hughen, K. A.; Ossolinski, J. E.; Bretos, F.; Siciliano, D.; Gonzalez, P.

    2015-12-01

    Sea surface temperature (SST) variability from Cuba remains relatively unknown compared to the rest of the Caribbean. Cuba sits near an inflection point in the spatial pattern of SST from the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), and long SST records from the region could reveal changes in the influence of this climate system through time. A Siderastrea siderea coral from the Jardínes de la Reina in southern Cuba was drilled to obtain a 220 year long archive of environmental change. The genus Siderastrea has not been extensively studied as an SST archive, yet Sr/Ca ratios in the Cuban core show a clear seasonal signal and strong correlation to instrumental SST data (r2 = 0.86 and 0.36 for monthly and interannual (winter season) timescales, respectively). Annual growth rates (linear extension) of the coral are observed to have a minor influence on Sr/Ca variability, but do not show a direct correlation to SST on timescales from annual to multidecadal. Sr/Ca measurements from the Cuban coral are used to reconstruct monthly and seasonal (winter, summer) SST extending back more than two centuries. Wintertime SST in southern Cuba is compared to other coral Sr/Ca records of winter-season SST from locations sensitive to the NAO in order to investigate the stationarity of the NAO SST 'fingerprint' through time.

  1. Magnetocaloric response of La0. 70Ca0. 1Sr0. 2Fe0. 1Mn0. 9O3 ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 38; Issue 1. Magnetocaloric response of La0.70Ca0.1Sr0.2Fe0.1Mn0.9O3 pervoskite for magnetic refrigeration. M S Anwar Faheem Ahmed Bon Heun Koo. Volume 38 Issue 1 February 2015 pp 101-104 ...

  2. Interaction of super high frequency radiation with superconducting Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O thin-film structures

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    Bondar, V. D.; Vasyliv, M. Ya.; Davydov, V. M.; Lutsiv, R. V.; Pustylnik, O. D.; Khymenko, O. A.

    2002-05-01

    High temperature superconducting thin films Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system were obtained by RFmagnetron ion-plasma sputtering. The detecting bridge-like elements 100-500 mkm wide have been fabricated with laser scribing. The detecting effect was investigated in super high frequency radiation field of 137 GHz.

  3. EuAuGe type indides RAgIn (R = Ca, Sr, La, Eu)

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    Stein, Sebastian; Schmolke, Kai Heinz; Block, Theresa; Heletta, Lukas; Hoffmann, Rolf-Dieter; Poettgen, Rainer [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Muenster (Germany)

    2017-08-03

    The equiatomic intermetallic phases CaAgIn [a = 482.75(7), b = 750.0(1), c = 835.5(1) pm], SrAgIn [a = 495.86(5), b = 794.71(9), c = 851.89(9) pm], LaAgIn [a = 489.99(5), b = 767.93(9), c = 837.53(9) pm], and EuAgIn [a = 493.02(7), b = 781.6(1), c = 844.2(1) pm] were synthesized from the elements in sealed niobium containers. They crystallize with the EuAuGe type structure, space group Imm2. The four structures were refined from single-crystal X-ray data. The silver and indium atoms build up orthorhombically distorted, puckered Ag{sub 3}In{sub 3} hexagons, which are stacked in AA' sequence, leading to direct Ag-Ag and In-In interlayer bonding (e.g. 303 and 304 pm in CaAgIn). Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements show a magnetic moment of 7.40(1) μ{sub B} per europium atom. EuAgIn orders antiferromagnetically at 5.7(5) K. The divalent nature of europium is also evident from {sup 151}Eu Moessbauer spectra: δ = -10.50(1) mm.s{sup -1} at 78 K. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  4. Dielectric Relaxation Behavior of Bismuth Doped (Ba0.2Sr0.8 TiO3 Ceramics

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    Baptista, J. L.

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available The dielectric properties of bismuth doped (Ba0.2Sr0.8TiO3 ceramics are investigated. The temperature dependence of the dielectric permittivity and loss factor were measured from 102 to 106Hz in the temperature range 12-320K. As the amount of Bi increases, the ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition gets diffused and relaxed. In addition to this ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition, other two sets of dielectric anomalies, located at 50-100K and 200-300K respectively, are also found. The possible relaxation mechanisms are briefly discussed.Las propiedades dieléctricas de cerámicos dopados con bismuto son investigadas. La dependencia con la temperatura de la permitividad dieléctrica y el factor de pérdidas se midieron entre 02 y 106Hz en el rango de temperatura 12-320K. Con el aumento del contenido en Bi, la transición de fase ferroeléctrica-paraléctrica se hace difusa y reloja. Junto a esta transición de fase los conjuntos de anomalías dieléctricas, localizados a 50-100k y 200-300k respectivamente, también se encontraron. Se discute brevemente los posibles mecanismos de relajación.

  5. Aerosol deposition of Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 thin films

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    Branković Zorica

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work we optimized conditions for aerosol deposition of homogeneous, nanograined, smooth Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 thin films. Investigation involved optimization of deposition parameters, namely deposition time and temperature for different substrates. Solutions were prepared from titanium isopropoxide, strontium acetate and barium acetate. Films were deposited on Si (1 0 0 or Si covered by platinum (Pt (1 1 1 /Ti/SiO2/Si. Investigation showed that the best films were obtained at substrate temperature of 85ºC. After deposition films were slowly heated up to 650ºC, annealed for 30 min, and slowly cooled. Grain size of BST films deposited on Si substrate were in the range 40-70 nm, depending on deposition conditions, while the same films deposited on Pt substrates showed mean grain size in the range 35-50 nm. Films deposited under optimal conditions were very homogeneous, crackfree, and smooth with rms roughness lower than 4 nm for both substrates.

  6. Preparation and properties of the (Sr,BaNb2O6 thin films by using the sputtering method

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    Diao Chien-Chen

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Strontium barium niobate (Sr0.3Ba0.7Nb2O6, SBN thin films were deposited on silicon substrate by using the radio frequency magnetron sputtering and under different deposition power and time at room temperature. Surface morphology and thicknesses of the SBN thin films were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy. The crystallization films at different deposition power and time were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD using CuKα radiation from a Rigaku rotating anode with an incident angle of 2°. The remnant polarization (Pr, saturation polarization (Ps, and minimum coercive field (Ec properties of the metal-ferroelectric-metal (MFM structure were measured using ferroelectric material test instrument. The SBN thin films deposited at 90 min and 125 W had the maximum Pr, Ps, and minimum Ec of 1.26 μC/cm2, 2.41 μC/cm2, and 201.6 kV/cm, respectively. From above results, it knows that the SBN thin films suit for application on ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM.

  7. Relaxor behaviour of (Ba0⋅ 5Sr0⋅ 5)(Ti0⋅ 6Zr0⋅ 4) O3 ceramics

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    Ba0.5Sr0.5Ti0.6Zr0.4O3 ceramic has been prepared through solid state reaction route. X-ray diffraction shows that the sample has cubic perovskite structure with space group –3 at room temperature. Temperature dependent dielectric study of the ceramic has been investigated in the frequency range 50 Hz–1 MHz.

  8. Preparation and photocatalytic properties of BaZrO3 and SrZrO3 modified with Cu2O/Bi2O3 quantum dots

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    Miodyńska, Magdalena; Bajorowicz, Beata; Mazierski, Paweł; Lisowski, Wojciech; Klimczuk, Tomasz; Winiarski, Michał Jerzy; Zaleska-Medynska, Adriana; Nadolna, Joanna

    2017-12-01

    In this study, we report a novel method of BaZrO3 and SrZrO3 surface modification by two different types of quantum dots (QDs, Cu2O and Bi2O3), which improved the photocatalytic performance of the obtained materials under UV-Vis light irradiation. Pristine BaZrO3 and SrZrO3 were prepared by the hydrothermal method. The deposition of Cu2O- and Bi2O3-QDs was carried out by chemical reduction. The morphology of the nanoparticles was estimated based on microscopic analysis (SEM, TEM). The perovskite structure and phase composition of polycrystals were confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction analysis (XRD). The elemental surface composition and the chemical character of detected elements were identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The absorption ability and luminescence properties of nanocomposites were investigated by UV-Vis diffuse-reflectance spectroscopy (DRS UV-Vis) and luminescence spectroscopy. The influence of Cu2O/Bi2O3-QDs modification on the photocatalytic activity of BaZrO3 and SrZrO3 was evaluated by the phenol photodegradation process in the liquid phase under UV-Vis and toluene degradation in the gas phase under Vis irradiation. The highest photoactivity under UV-Vis light was observed for BaZrO3/1% Cu2O/33% Bi2O3 and SrZrO3/1% Cu2O/33% Bi2O3 samples. Research also demonstrated that single-type QD deposition (Cu2O or Bi2O3) on the zirconate surface decreases the photoactivity in comparison with pristine zirconates. The mechanism of photocatalytic activity of the obtained nanocomposites was investigated by the formation of hydroxyl radicals under UV-Vis irradiation in the presence of terephthalic acid.

  9. Oxygen tracer diffusion and surface exchange kinetics in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ

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    Berenov, A.; Atkinson, A.; Kilner, J.; Ananyev, M.; Eremin, V.; Porotnikova, N.; Farlenkov, A.; Kurumchin, E.; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Bucher, E.; Sitte, W.

    2014-01-01

    The oxygen tracer diffusion coefficient, Db⁎, and the oxygen tracer surface exchange coefficient, k, were measured in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3 − δ (BSCF5582) over the temperature range of 310–800 °C and the oxygen partial pressure range of 1.3 × 10−3–0.21 bar. Several measurement techniques were used:

  10. Sol–gel synthesis, characterization and luminescent properties of Tb{sup 3+} doped MLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} (M = Sr or Ba) nanophosphors

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    Sonika [Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India); Han, Sang-Do [Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), P.O. Box 103, Yuseong, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Khatkar, S.P.; Kumar, Mukesh [Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India); Taxak, V.B., E-mail: v_taxak@yahoo.com [Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India)

    2013-12-01

    Highlights: • Tb{sup 3+} doped MLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} (M = Sr or Ba) nanophosphors have been synthesized first time by tartaric acid assisted sol–gel synthesis. • Synthesis process being in solution phase provide homogenous product. • The process is simple, versatile and saves time as well as energy, so it is affordable. • The nanophosphors have been characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM and PL, i.e. emission and excitation spectra. • The nanophosphors emit characteristic green color due to Tb{sup 3+} ions on excitation under UV. -- Abstract: Tb{sup 3+} doped SrLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} and BaLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanophosphors were successfully synthesized via tartaric acid assisted sol–gel method and their luminescent properties were investigated. The crystal structure and morphology of SrLa{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Tb{sup 3+} and BaLa{sub 2}O{sub 4}:Tb{sup 3+} was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Thermal decomposition behavior of the dried gels was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (TGA). Photoluminescence (PL) behaviors of these nanophosphors were checked by the excitation and emission spectra. These SrLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} and BaLa{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanophosphors displayed green color under a UV source due to characteristic transition of Tb{sup 3+} from {sup 5}D{sub 4} → {sup 7}F{sub 5} at 544 nm. The dependence of photoluminescence intensity on Tb{sup 3+} ion concentration, tartaric acid concentration and annealing temperature were also studied in detail. In addition, the optimum doping concentration and time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy were also investigated.

  11. Structural and electronic properties of Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} from first principles calculations

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    Moreira, E. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica e Experimental, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal-RN (Brazil); Henriques, J.M. [Centro de Educacao e Saude, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus Cuite, 58175-000 Cuite-PB (Brazil); Azevedo, D.L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologia, 65085-580 Sao Luis-MA (Brazil); Caetano, E.W.S., E-mail: ewcaetano@gmail.com [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Ceara, 60040-531 Fortaleza-CE (Brazil); Freire, V.N. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Centro de Ciencias, Caixa Postal 6030, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza-CE (Brazil); Albuquerque, E.L. [Departamento de Biofisica e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal-RN (Brazil)

    2012-03-15

    Neutron diffraction data for Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0) solid solutions were used as inputs to obtain optimized geometries and electronic properties using the density functional theory (DFT) formalism considering both the local density and generalized gradient approximations, LDA and GGA, respectively. The crystal structures and SnO{sub 6} octahedra tilting angles found after total energy minimization agree well with experiment, specially for the GGA data. Elastic constants were also obtained and compared with theoretical and experimental results for cubic BaSnO{sub 3}. While the alloys with cubic unit cell have an indirect band gap, tetragonal and orthorhombic alloys exhibit direct band gaps (exception made to x=1.0). The Kohn-Sham minimum electronic band gap oscillates from 1.52 eV (cubic x=0.0, LDA) to 2.61 eV (orthorhombic x=1.0, LDA), and from 0.74 eV (cubic BaSnO{sub 3}, GGA) to 1.97 eV (orthorhombic SrSnO{sub 3}, GGA). Parabolic interpolation of bands has allowed us to estimate the effective masses for charge carriers, which are shown to be anisotropic and larger for holes. - Graphical Abstract: Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DFT calculations were performed on Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} solid solutions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Calculated crystal structures agree well with experiment. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Alloys have direct or indirect gaps depending on the Sr molar fraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Kohn-Sham gap variation from x=0.0 to x=1.0 is close to the experimental value. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carrier effective masses are very anisotropic, specially for holes.

  12. Surface characterization, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility of Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca for temporary cardiovascular implant

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    Bornapour, M., E-mail: mandana.bornapour@mail.mcgill.ca [Light Metals and Advanced Magnesium Materials, Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, H3A 0C5 (Canada); Biointerface Lab, Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Qc H3A 0C5 (Canada); Mahjoubi, H. [Biointerface Lab, Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Qc H3A 0C5 (Canada); Vali, H. [Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, H3A 0C7 (Canada); Shum-Tim, D. [Department of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Research, McGill University, Montreal, Qc H3G 1A1 (Canada); Cerruti, M. [Biointerface Lab, Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Qc H3A 0C5 (Canada); Pekguleryuz, M. [Light Metals and Advanced Magnesium Materials, Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, H3A 0C5 (Canada)

    2016-10-01

    Magnesium-based alloys are attractive candidate materials for medical applications. Our earlier work showed that the ternary Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca alloy exhibits slower degradation rates than both binary Mg-Sr and Mg-Ca alloys. The ternary alloy immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) forms a compact surface layer of corrosion products that we hypothesized to be a Sr-substituted hydroxyapatite (HA). The main objectives of the current work are to understand the bio-degradation mechanism of Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca, to identify the exact nature of its protective layer and to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility of the alloy for cardiovascular applications. To better simulate the physiological environment, the alloy was immersed in SBF which was daily refreshed. Raman spectroscopy and X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the formation of a thin, Sr-substituted HA layer at the interface between the alloy and the corrosion products. In vitro biocompatibility evaluated via indirect cytotoxicity assays using HUVECs showed no toxicity effect and ions extracted from Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca in fact increased the viability of HUVECs after one week. In vivo tests were performed by implanting a tubular Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca stent along with a WE43 control stent into the right and left femoral artery of a dog. Post implantation and histological analyses showed no thrombosis in the artery with Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca stent after 5 weeks of implantation while the artery implanted with WE43 stent was extensively occluded and thrombosed. Microscopic observation of the Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca implant-tissue interface confirmed the in situ formation of Sr-substituted HA on the surface during in vivo test. These results show that the interfacial layer protects the surface of the Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca alloy both in vitro and in vivo, and is the key factor in the bio-corrosion resistance of the alloy. - Highlights: • The surface active elements of Sr and Ca alter the corrosion of Mg alloy in SBF • Sr

  13. Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured CaZrO{sub 3} and BaZrO{sub 3}

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    Ibiapino, Amanda Laura; Figueiredo, Laysa Pires de [Departamento de Quimica, Instituto de Ciencias Exatas e da Terra, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, MT (Brazil); Lascalea, Gustavo E. [LISAMEN/CONICET, Ciudad de Mendoza (Argentina); Prado, Rogerio Junqueira, E-mail: rjprado@ufmt.br [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Cuiaba - MT (Brazil)

    2013-09-01

    In this work, nanostructured samples of barium zirconate (BaZrO{sub 3}) and calcium zirconate (CaZrO{sub 3}) were synthesized by the gel-combustion method, using glycine as fuel. The ceramic powders were calcined at 550 Degree-Sign C for 2 h and subsequently heat treated at 1350 Degree-Sign C for 10 min (fast-firing). The X-ray diffraction technique was employed to identify and characterize the crystalline phases present in the synthesized powders, using the Rietveld method. Monophasic nanostructured samples of BaZrO{sub 3} and CaZrO{sub 3} presenting average crystallite sizes of around 8.5 and 10.3 nm, respectively, were found after fast-firing. (author)

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

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    Fumihiko Hasegawa

    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.

  15. Electrochemical properties of mixed conducting (La,M)(CoFe) oxide perovskites (M=3DSr, Ca, and Ba)

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    Stevenson, J.W.; Armstrong, T.R.; Bates, J.L. [and others

    1996-04-01

    Electrical properties and oxygen permeation properties of solid mixed-conducting electrolytes (La,M)(CoFe) oxide perovskites (M=3DSr, Ca, and Ba) have been characterized. These materials are potentially useful as passive membranes to separate high purity oxygen from air and as the cathode in a fuel cell. Dilatometric linear expansion measurements were performed as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure to evaluate the stability.

  16. The effects of AsOx and SrF2 interlayers on GaAs growth over EuBa2Cu3O7-y(001)

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    F. Macda; Y. Watanabe; M. Oshima; O. Michikami

    1992-05-01

    Unique methods of preventing the interfacial reactions between GaAs and EuBa2Cu3O7-y (EBCO) films are presented. When GaAs is deposited on clean EBCO surfaces, photoelectron spectroscopy results show that considerable reduction of EBCO and hard oxidation on Ga and As take place at the interface even at room temperature (RT). In order to suppress these interfacial reactions, either an AsOx or SrF2 layer is applied as a "functional" interlayer. Therefore, one monolayer of an AsOx or SrF2 interlayer is formed on EBCO, effectively decreasing the GaAs/EBCO interfacial reactions at RT. We find that when EBCO substrates are annealed at 220°C to crystalize GaAs, the SrF2 interlayer has a stronger suppressing effect than AsOx.

  17. Eu2+-activated Ba3Ca3(PO4)4 phosphor with doping-concentration dependent luminescence

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    Tang, Huidong; Yang, Rong; Li, Rongzhu

    2017-10-01

    A color tunable phosphor of Eu2+-activated monophosphate Ba3Ca3(PO4)4 was developed via facile solid-state reaction synthesis. The samples were tested by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) patterns, morphological properties, luminescence and decay lifetime measurements. The structural characteristics were discussed. The excitation bands of the phosphors cover the UV-, near-UV and blue-wavelength bands extending from 300 to 440 nm. The luminescence spectra of the phosphors show a great dependence on the Eu2+-concentration in Ba3Ca3(PO4)4, which can give blue to yellow emission colors. There are two kinds of Eu2+ centers in Ba3Ca3(PO4)4 lattices, which give yellow (EuI) and blue (EuII) luminescence with the maximum wavelength at 565 nm and 450 nm, respectively. The structural occupations and luminescence properties of EuI and EuII centers were discussed. EuI (yellow center) has a dominant contribution to the total luminescence with the increase of the Eu2+-doping level. The luminescence internal quantum efficiency and thermal stability (activation energy) were reported. The reported results could be helpful for the further potential application of the phosphor.

  18. The cause of ‘weak-link’ grain boundary behaviour in polycrystalline Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 and Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 superconductors

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    Wang, Guanmei; Raine, Mark J.; Hampshire, Damian P.

    2018-02-01

    The detrimental effects of grain boundaries have long been considered responsible for the low critical current densities ({J}{{c}}) in high temperature superconductors. In this paper, we apply the quantitative approach used to identify the cause of the ‘weak-link’ grain boundary behaviour in YBa2Cu3O7 (Wang et al 2017 Supercond. Sci Technol. 30 104001), to the Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 and Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 materials that we have fabricated. Magnetic and transport measurements are used to characterise the grain and grain boundary properties of micro- and nanocrystalline materials. Magnetisation measurements on all nanocrystalline materials show non-Bean-like behaviour and are consistent with surface pinning. Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8: our microcrystalline material has very low grain boundary resistivity ({ρ }{{GB}}), which is similar to that of the grains ({ρ }{{G}}) such that {ρ }{{GB}}≈ {ρ }{{G}}=2× {10}-5 {{Ω }}{{m}} (assuming a grain boundary thickness (d) of 1 nm) equivalent to an areal resistivity of {ρ }{{G}}=2× {10}-14 {{{Ω }}{{m}}}2. The transport {J}{{c}} values are consistent with well-connected grains and very weak grain boundary pinning. However, unlike low temperature superconductors (LTS) in which decreasing grain size increases the pinning along the grain boundary channels, any increase in pinning produced by making the grains in our Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 materials nanocrystalline was completely offset by a decrease in the depairing current density of the grain boundaries caused by their high resistivity. We suggest a different approach to increasing {J}{{c}} from that used in LTS materials, namely incorporating additional strong grain and grain boundary pinning sites in microcrystalline materials to produce high {J}{{c}} values. Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10: both our micro- and nanocrystalline samples have {ρ }{{GB}}/{ρ }{{G}} of at least 103. This causes strong suppression of {J}{{c}} across the grain boundaries, which explains the low transport {J}{{c}} values we find

  19. Soft-mode enhanced superconductivity in the antiperovskite APt{sub 3}P, A=Sr, Ca, La

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    Heid, Rolf; Bohnen, Klaus-Peter [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (Germany)

    2013-07-01

    The surprising discovery of superconductivity in iron pnictides initiated an increased search for superconductivity in other unconventional compounds. Recently, a new class of P-based antiperovskites was synthesized, and superconductivity with a T{sub c} of 8.4 K was observed for SrPt{sub 3}P. Specific heat measurements indicated a strong-coupling scenario and the presence of low-energy phonon modes. Replacing Sr by Ca or La resulted in lower T{sub c}'s and a progressive loss of strong-coupling signatures. Here we present results of a first principles study of lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling properties of APt{sub 3}P, A=Sr,Ca,La, with full consideration of spin-orbit interaction. For SrPt{sub 3}P, the coupling is carried almost totally by a single low-frequency branch consisting of planar Pt vibrations, which result in a coupling constant of λ∼2. In CaPt{sub 3}P this mode stiffens significantly thereby reducing λ to about 1, while in LaPt{sub 3}P the coupling is further reduced to 0.5 because of a shift of the electronic bands. In contrast to previous work, our ab initio results provide a consistent quantitative description of the key features of superconductivity in this new class of materials within the framework of the strong-coupling Eliashberg theory.

  20. The effect of changing seawater Ca and Mg concentrations upon the distribution coefficients of Mg and Sr in the skeletons of the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis

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    Giri, Sharmila J.; Swart, Peter K.; Devlin, Quinn B.

    2018-02-01

    The skeletal composition of calcifying organisms, in particular Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios, have been widely used to understand fluctuations in seawater chemistry throughout the Phanerozoic. While the success of applying these data to the geologic record depends on a knowledge of the distribution coefficients for these elements (DMg and DSr), there are scarcely any studies which have described how these values vary as a result of changing seawater Mg/Ca ratios. To address this, we have cultured the scleractinian coral, Pocillopora damicornis, in seawater with ranges of Mg and Ca concentrations. Here, we demonstrate that Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios of coral skeletons correlate with total seawater Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca molar ratios, but that apparent DMg and DSr values do not remain constant across the range of experimental seawater treatments, with DMg values significantly increasing with seawater Mg/Ca ratios and DSr values significantly increasing with seawater Ca concentrations. These trends are not rate dependent and may be best explained by a Rayleigh distillation model, in which the calcifying space is semi-isolated from seawater during skeletogenesis (i.e. leaky). As there is a slight increase in DMg and decrease in DSr values between our "Jurassic" and "Modern" seawater treatments, the application of a constant distribution coefficient to estimate changes in ancient seawater chemistry may underestimate seawater Mg/Ca ratios and overestimate Sr/Ca throughout the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. We suggest that interpretations of seawater chemistry from fossil corals may be improved by using the relationships derived for skeletal and seawater Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios established by our experiments, as they incorporate the effect of seawater Mg/Ca ratios on skeletal Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios.

  1. Mechanism of Dynamic Recrystallization and Evolution of Texture in the Hot Working Domains of the Processing Map for Mg-4Al-2Ba-2Ca Alloy

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    Kalidass Suresh; Kamineni Pitcheswara Rao; Yellapregada Venkata Rama Krishna; Chi-Man Lawrence Wu; Norbert Hort; Hajo Dieringa

    2017-01-01

    The occurrence of dynamic recrystallization (DRX) and its effect on the evolution of texture during uniaxial compression of a creep-resistant cast Mg-4Al-2Ba-2Ca alloy in the temperature range of 260-500...

  2. Anisotropic strain relaxation in (Ba0.6Sr0.4)TiO3 epitaxial thin films

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    Simon, W. K.; Akdogan, E. K.; Safari, A.

    2005-05-01

    We have studied the evolution of anisotropic epitaxial strains in ⟨110⟩-oriented (Ba0.60Sr0.40)TiO3 paraelectric (m3m) thin films grown on orthorhombic (mm2) ⟨100⟩-oriented NdGaO3 by high-resolution x-ray diffractometry. All the six independent components of the three-dimensional strain tensor were measured in films with 25-1200-nm thickness, from which the principal stresses and strains were obtained. Pole figure analysis indicated that the epitaxial relations are [001]m3m‖[001]mm2 and [1¯10]m3m‖[010]mm2 in the plane of the film, and [110]m3m‖[100]mm2 along the growth direction. The dislocation system responsible for strain relief along [001] has been determined to be ∣b ∣(001)=3/4∣b∣. Strain relief along the [1¯10] direction, on the other hand, has been determined to be due to a coupled mechanism given by ∣b∣(1¯10)=∣b∣ and ∣b∣(1¯10)=√3 /4∣b∣. Critical thicknesses, as determined from nonlinear regression using the Matthews-Blakeslee equation, for misfit dislocation formation along [001] and [1¯10] direction were found to be 5 and 7 nm, respectively. The residual strain energy density was calculated as ˜2.9×106J/m3 at 25 nm, which was found to relax an order of magnitude by 200 nm. At 200 nm, the linear dislocation density along [001] and [1¯10] are ˜6.5×105 and ˜6×105cm-1, respectively. For films thicker than 600 nm, additional strain relief occurred through surface undulations, indicating that this secondary strain-relief mechanism is a volume effect that sets in upon cooling from the growth temperature.

  3. Superconducting thin films of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O by laser ablation

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    Bedekar, M.M.; Safari, A. (Dept. of Ceramics, Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)); Wilber, W. (US Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab., Forth Monmouth, NJ (United States))

    1992-11-01

    Superconducting thin films of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O have been deposited by KrF excimer laser ablation. The best in situ films showed a T[sub c] [sub onset] of 110 K and a T[sub c(0)] of 76 K. A study of the laser plume revealed the presence of two distinct regimes. The forward directed component increased with fluence and the film composition was stoichiometric in this region. This is in agreement with the results on the 123 system by Venkatesan et al. [1]. The film properties were found to be critically dependent on the substrate temperature and temperatures close to melting gave rise to 2212 and 2223 phases. At lower temperatures, 2201 and amorphous phases were obtained. The film morphology and superconducting properties were a function of the target to substrate distance and the oxygen pressure during deposition and cooling. An increase in the target to substrate distance led to a deterioration of the properties due to the energy considerations for the formation of 2212 and 2223 phases. The best films were obtained using cooling pressures of 700 Torr. The microwave surface resistance of the films measured at 35 GHz droped below that of copper at 30 K. Film growth was studied using X-ray diffraction and STM/AFM. This work is a discussion of the role of the different variables on the film properties. (orig.).

  4. Superconducting thin films of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O by laser ablation

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    Bedekar, M. M.; Safari, A.; Wilber, W.

    1992-11-01

    Superconducting thin films of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O have been deposited by KrF excimer laser ablation. The best in situ films showed a Tc onset of 110 K and a Tc(0) of 76 K. A study of the laser plume revealed the presence of two distinct regimes. The forward directed component increased with fluence and the film composition was stoichiometric in this region. This is in agreement with the results on the 123 system by Venkatesan et al. [1]. The film properties were found to be critically dependent on the substrate temperature and temperatures close to melting gave rise to 2212 and 2223 phases. At lower temperatures, 2201 and amorphous phases were obtained. The film morphology and superconducting properties were a function of the target to substrate distance and the oxygen pressure during deposition and cooling. An increase in the target to substrate distance led to a deterioration of the properties due to the energy consideration for the formation of 2212 and 2223 phases. The best films were obtained using cooling pressures of 700 Torr. The microwave surface resistance of the films measured at 35 GHz dropped below that of copper at 30 K. Film growth was studied using X-ray diffraction and STM/AFM. This work is a discussion of the role of the different variables on the film properties.

  5. Multi-species coral Sr/Ca-based sea-surface temperature reconstruction using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from the Florida Straits

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    Flannery, Jennifer A.; Richey, Julie N.; Thirumalai, Kaustubh; Poore, Richard Z.; DeLong, Kristine L.

    2017-01-01

    We present new, monthly-resolved Sr/Ca-based sea-surface temperature (SST) records from two species of massive coral, Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea, from the Dry Tortugas National Park, FL, USA (DTNP). We combine these new records with published data from three additional S. siderea coral colonies to generate a 278-year long multi-species stacked Sr/Ca-SST record from DTNP. The composite record of mean annual Sr/Ca-SST at DTNP shows pronounced decadal-scale variability with a range of 1 to 2°C. Notable cool intervals in the Sr/Ca-derived SST lasting about a decade centered at ~1845, ~1935, and ~1965 are associated with reduced summer Sr/Ca-SST (monthly maxima < 29°C), and imply a reduction in the spatial extent of the Atlantic Warm Pool (AWP). There is significant coherence between the composite DTNP Sr/Ca-SST record and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) index, with the AMO lagging Sr/Ca-SST at DTNP by 9 years. Low frequency variability in the Gulf Stream surface transport, which originates near DTNP, may provide a link for the lagged relationship between multidecadal variability at DTNP and the AMO.

  6. Preparation and characterizations of Ba{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}TiO{sub 3} by complex polymerization method (CPM)

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    Motta, F.V. [Laboratorio Interdisciplinar de Eletroquimica e Ceramica, CMDMC, Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil)], E-mail: fabiana@liec.ufscar.br; Marques, A.P.A. [Laboratorio de Analise Termica e Materiais, Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Escote, M.T. [CMDMC, LIEC, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14801-907 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Melo, D.M.A. [Laboratorio de Analise Termica e Materiais, Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Ferreira, A.G. [Laboratorio de Ressonancia Magnetica Nuclear, Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Longo, E. [CMDMC, LIEC, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14801-907 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Leite, E.R. [Laboratorio Interdisciplinar de Eletroquimica e Ceramica, CMDMC, Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Varela, J.A. [CMDMC, LIEC, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14801-907 Araraquara, SP (Brazil)

    2008-10-06

    Ba{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}TiO{sub 3} (BCT) was prepared by the complex polymerization method (CPM) using Ba{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}CO{sub 3} and [Ti[OCH(CH{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sub 4} as starting materials. The powders were crystallized at several temperatures from 400 to 1200 deg. C using different times (from 1 to 8 h). The phase evolution and the physical properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman and IR spectroscopy. Such results indicate that the precursor Ba{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}CO{sub 3} used in the synthesis of Ba{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}TiO{sub 3} promotes an effective complexation of the ions Ca{sup 2+} in the matrix of BaTiO{sub 3}. After heat treatment for 2 h at 600 deg. C the phase BCT was obtained with absence of the CaTiO{sub 3} or BaCO{sub 3} phases. The CPM is an efficient method in the synthesis of the BCT, using small reaction time and low temperature and cost for the preparation of these powders.

  7. Sr/Ca proxy sea-surface temperature reconstructions from modern and holocene Montastraea faveolata specimens from the Dry Tortugas National Park

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    Flannery, Jennifer A.; Poore, Richard Z.

    2013-01-01

    Sr/Ca ratios from skeletal samples from two Montastraea faveolata corals (one modern, one Holocene, ~6 Ka) from the Dry Tortugas National Park were measured as a proxy for sea-surface temperature (SST). We sampled coral specimens with a computer-driven triaxial micromilling machine, which yielded an average of 15 homogenous samples per annual growth increment. We regressed Sr/Ca values from resulting powdered samples against a local SST record to obtain a calibration equation of Sr/Ca = -0.0392 SST + 10.205, R = -0.97. The resulting calibration was used to generate a 47-year modern (1961-2008) and a 7-year Holocene (~6 Ka) Sr/Ca subannually resolved proxy record of SST. The modern M. faveolata yields well-defined annual Sr/Ca cycles ranging in amplitude from ~0.3 and 0.5 mmol/mol. The amplitude of ~0.3 to 0.5 mmol/mol equates to a 10-15°C seasonal SST amplitude, which is consistent with available local instrumental records. Summer maxima proxy SSTs calculated from the modern coral Sr/ Ca tend to be fairly stable: most SST maxima from 1961–2008 are 29°C ± 1°C. In contrast, winter minimum SST calculated in the 47-year modern time-series are highly variable, with a cool interval in the early to mid-1970s. The Holocene (~6 Ka) Montastraea faveolata coral also yields distinct annual Sr/Ca cycles with amplitudes ranging from ~0.3 to 0.6 mmol/mol. Absolute Sr/Ca values and thus resulting SST estimates over the ~7-year long record are similar to those from the modern coral. We conclude that Sr/Ca from Montastraea faveolata has high potential for developing subannually resolved Holocene SST records.

  8. Influence of Cu-site substitution on La2Ca1Ba2Cu5Oz superconducting system

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    Bhalodia, J. A.; Mankadia, S. R.; Dalsaniya, S. M.; Gonal, M. R.

    2012-07-01

    We have prepared a series of La2CaBa2Cu5-xCoxOz; x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 (La-2125) compounds by the standard solid state reaction method and characterized for their structural, superconducting, magnetic properties and oxygen content through X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, d. c. resistivity, magnetic susceptibility and iodometric titration respectively. All the compounds crystallize with the tetragonal LaBa2Cu3Oz type structure, space group P4/mmm. Here the effect of higher Co substitution for Cu in the La2CaBa2Cu5-xCoxOz system has been studied. It is observed that only 2 at. % Co substitution for Cu destroys the superconductivity of the sample. For heavily doped samples (with x >= 0.1) are found non-superconducting presumably because of magnetic pair- breaking effect. These samples do not show superconductivity but are of interest for understanding the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism. Possible reasons for destruction of superconductivity are discussed in this communication.

  9. From composites to solid solutions: modeling of ionic conductivity in the CaF2-BaF2 system.

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    Zahn, Dirk; Heitjans, Paul; Maier, Joachim

    2012-05-14

    By using calcium fluorite and barium fluorite as test materials, we demonstrated that homovalent "dopants" can greatly affect ionic conductivity through locally changing the defect density. Whilst this doping is a state-of-the-art effect in the case of dopants that replace native ions of different charge (heterovalent dopants), it is a rather surprising effect at a first glance for substitutional dopants of the same charge; here, the phenomenon is not electrostatic, but elastic in nature. As a consequence of size mismatch, the smaller Ca atoms in the BaF(2) lattice favored the formation of interstitial sites that were located close to the Ca atoms, whilst doping larger Ba species into the CaF(2) phase favored vacancy formation. In terms of conductivity, and in agreement with the different mobilities, the first doping effect was favorable, whilst the other decreased conductivity. The concentration effects were formalized by a heterogeneous Frenkel reaction that was distinguished from the mean Frenkel reaction by additional (elastic) trapping that became more pronounced the lower the temperature. It was very revealing to relate this phenomenon to CaF(2)-BaF(2) multilayers and composites. In very general terms, these effects in the solid solutions were understood as being the atomistic limit of the interfacial charge-transfer that occurred at the hetero-interface of the crystallites or films, and reflected the transition from heterogeneous doping (higher-dimensional doping) to homogeneous doping (zero-dimensional doping). Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Physical Properties of ( {BaSnO}_{3})_mathrm{x}/ {Cu}_{0.5} {Tl}_{0.5} {Ba}_{2} {Ca}_{2} {Cu}_{3} {O}_{10{-}delta } ( BaSnO 3 ) x / Cu 0.5 Tl 0.5 Ba 2 Ca 2 Cu 3 O 10 - δ Superconductor Composite

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    Srour, A.; Awad, R.; Malaeb, W.; Barakat, M. ME.

    2017-11-01

    The influence of barium tin oxide nanoparticles addition on the structural and superconducting properties of the Cu_{0.5}Tl_{0.5}Ba2Ca2Cu3O_{10{-}δ } phase, (CuTl)-1223, was studied. A different wt% of BaSnO3, ranging from 0.00 to 1.50, were added into (CuTl)-1223 phase, and this composite was synthesized using the solid-state reaction technique. The phase formation and lattice parameters were calculated from X-ray powder diffraction measurements. The grain connectivity and surface morphology were identified using scanning electron microscope. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy gave the real elemental composition of the prepared samples. Superconducting transition temperature ({T_c}) and critical current density ({J_c}) were determined from the electrical resistivity and I-V measurements, respectively. A complete study about the vibration modes of different atoms was carried out using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy of (BaSnO3)_x/CuTl-1223 composite. The increase in {T_c} and {J_c} up to x=0.25 wt% is an evidence for improving the superconducting properties of (BaSnO3)_x/CuTl-1223 composites by enhancing both the inter-grains coupling and volume fraction of the (CuTl)-1223 phase.

  11. Crystal structure and surface characteristics of Sr-doped GdBaCo2O6−δ double perovskites: oxygen evolution reaction and conductivity

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    Pramana, Stevin S.

    2017-12-04

    A cheap and direct solution towards engineering better catalysts through identification of novel materials is required for a sustainable energy system. Perovskite oxides have emerged as potential candidates to replace the less economically attractive Pt and IrO2 water splitting catalysts. In this work, excellent electrical conductivity (980 S cm−1) was found for the double perovskite of composition GdBa0.6Sr0.4Co2O6−δ which is consistent with a better oxygen evolution reaction activity with the onset polarisation of 1.51 V with respect to a reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE). GdBa1−xSrxCo2O6−δ with increasing Sr content was found to crystallise in the higher symmetry tetragonal P4/mmm space group in comparison with the undoped GdBaCo2O6−δ which is orthorhombic (Pmmm), and yields higher oxygen uptake, accompanied by higher Co oxidation states. This outstanding electrochemical performance is explained by the wider carrier bandwidth, which is a function of Co–O–Co buckling angles and Co–O bond lengths. Furthermore the higher oxygen evolution activity was observed despite the formation of non-lattice oxides (mainly hydroxide species) and enrichment of alkaline earth ions on the surface.

  12. Morphological, thermal and optical studies of jute-reinforced PbSrCaCuO-polypropylene composite

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    Jacob, Reenu; Isac, Jayakumari

    2016-11-01

    New research with modern technologies has always grabbed substantial attention. Conservation of raw materials like natural fibers has helped composite world to explore eco-friendly components. The aim of this paper is to study the potential of jute fiber-reinforced ceramic polymers. Alkali-treated jute fiber has been incorporated in a polypropylene ceramic matrix at different volume fractions. The morphological, thermal and optical studies of jute-reinforced ceramic Pb2Sr2CaCu2O9 (PbSrCaCuO) are studied. Morphological results evidently demonstrate that when the polypropylene ceramic matrix is reinforced with jute fiber, interfacial interaction between the varying proportions of the jute fiber and ceramic composite takes place. TGA and DSC results confirm the enhancement in the thermal stability of ceramic composites reinforced with jute fiber. The UV analysis of the composite gives a good quality measure on the optical properties of the new composite prepared.

  13. Grain Boundary Analysis of the Garnet-like Oxides Li7+X-YLa3-XAXZr2-YNbYO12 (A = Sr or Ca

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    Shingo Ohta

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Garnet-like oxides having the formula Li7+X-YLa3-XAXZr2-YNbYO12 (A = Sr or Ca were synthesized using a solid-state reaction and their bulk and grain boundary resistivities were assessed by AC impedance measurements. A difference in grain boundary resistivity was identified between the Sr and Ca materials and so the grain boundaries were examined using electron probe microanalysis (EPMA. The difference in the grain boundary resistivities was attributed to the core-shell structure of the Sr-substituted samples. In contrast, the Ca-substituted materials exhibited accumulations of impurities at the grain boundaries.

  14. Effects of LiF on microwave dielectric properties of 0.25Ca0.8Sr0 ...

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    Indian Academy of Sciences. 1223 ... 3Department of Information Engineering, Guilin University of Aerospace Technology, Guilin 541004, PR China ... Keywords. 0.25Ca0.8Sr0.2TiO3–0.75Li0.5Nd0.5TiO3; microwave dielectric properties; microstructures; LiF. 1. Introduction. Microwave dielectric materials with predictable ...

  15. High-density Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor prepared by rapid thermal melt processing

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    Moon, B.M.; Lalevic, B. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, P. O. Box 909, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-0909 (US)); Kear, B.H.; McCandlish, L.E. (Department of Mechanics and Materials Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, P. O. Box 909, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-0909); Safari, A.; Meskoob, M. (Department of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, P. O. Box 909, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-0909)

    1989-10-02

    A high quality, dense Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor has been successfully synthesized by rapid thermal melt processing. Conventionally sintered pellets were melted at 1200 {degree}C, cooled rapidly, and then annealed. As-melted samples exhibited semiconductor behavior, which upon annealing became superconducting at 115 K ({ital T}{sub {ital c}}(zero)=105 K). A detailed study of various processing techniques has been carried out.

  16. High-density Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor prepared by rapid thermal melt processing

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    Moon, B. M.; Lalevic, B.; Kear, B. H.; McCandlish, L. E.; Safari, A.; Meskoob, M.

    1989-10-01

    A high quality, dense Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor has been successfully synthesized by rapid thermal melt processing. Conventionally sintered pellets were melted at 1200 °C, cooled rapidly, and then annealed. As-melted samples exhibited semiconductor behavior, which upon annealing became superconducting at 115 K [Tc(zero)=105 K]. A detailed study of various processing techniques has been carried out.

  17. Fabrication and characterization of high-quality (Hg,Re)Ba sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub y thin films on LSAT substrates

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    Ogawa, A; Sugano, T; Adachi, S; Suzuki, K; Nakagaki, N; Enomoto, Y; Tanabe, K

    2002-01-01

    We have succeeded in fabricating high-quality (Hg,Re)Ba sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub y ((Hg,Re)-1212) thin films with a thickness of 300 nm on (LaAlO sub 3) sub 0 sub . sub 3 -(SrAl sub 0 sub . sub 5 Ta sub 0 sub . sub 5 O sub 3) sub 0 sub . sub 7 (LSAT) substrates. The films were fabricated by repeating the two-step process, which consists of the preparation of a precursor film and the heat treatment in Hg-vapour atmosphere. For the purpose of improving their crystal quality, the heat treatment in the final process was carried out in a lower Hg-vapour pressure for a longer time. The obtained films had a flat surface and no appreciable outgrowth. The films exhibited a T sub c value of 120 K and a J sub c value of 4.4 x 10 sup 6 A cm sup - sup 2 at 77 K in a self-field, which are substantially higher than those for the films fabricated in higher Hg-vapour atmosphere. Their electrical transport properties in magnetic fields up to 7 T were investigated. Their lower irreversibility fields at 77 K as well as the higher ...

  18. Relationships between growth-bands and paleoenvironmental proxies Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca in hypercalcified sponge: A micro-laser induced breakdown spectroscopy approach

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    Fabre, Cecile [G2R, Nancy-Universite, CNRS, Boulevard des Aiguillettes B.P. 239 F-54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy (France)], E-mail: cecile.fabre@g2r.uhp-nancy.fr; Lathuiliere, Bernard [G2R, Nancy-Universite, CNRS, Boulevard des Aiguillettes B.P. 239 F-54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy (France)

    2007-12-15

    Long classified as coral hydrozoans, Chaetetids are now considered as a group of very shallow marine hyper calcified sponges. As corals do, they grow by adding calcium carbonate under their pellicular living body in such a rhythmic and regular way that we suspect that sclerochronology is possible, based on the hypothetical annual growth bands of their skeleton. Regarding to its accurate lateral resolution of 5 {mu}m by laser shot, micro-LIBS study was chosen to check its potential for such application. The LIBS apparatus is composed of a microscope coupled with a 266 nm Nd-YAG laser, delivering a 4 mJ-power per shot, and an ICCD camera. The acquisition of the spectra is made via the SE 200 spectrograph, on the large 190 nm to 1100 nm wavelength range. The entire longitudinal thin section of the specimen was analysed from the bottom to the top of the Ptychochaetetes section in a multi-elementary cartography for Ca-Mg-Sr elements. Sodium and Barium were also detected but trace amounts. The Mg/Ca concentrations are mainly between 400 and 600 mmol/mol considering an average value for each profile. This study shows that during the Ptychochaetetes growth, an obvious time-dependent heterogeneity in the chemical Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca composition can be observed. These variations demonstrate the possible use of this method for sclerochronological studies.

  19. 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.

  20. Photoluminescence performance of thulium doped Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2} under irradiation of ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet lights

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    Wang, Zhaofeng [Department of Science Teaching, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000 (China); State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Li, Yezhou, E-mail: leelienzoey@gmail.com [Department of Science Teaching, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liu, Xiong; Wei, Xingmin; Chen, Yueling; Zhou, Fei [Department of Science Teaching, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Wang, Yuhua [Department of Materials Science, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2014-11-15

    Highlights: • A novel blue-emitting phosphor Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} was reported. • Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} exhibited excellent thermal and irradiation stability. • Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} was found to possess high color purity. - Abstract: In this work, we synthesized Tm{sup 3+} doped Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2} phosphors and investigated their photoluminescence properties under the excitation of ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet lights. The crystal structure analysis and variation of cell parameters confirm that Tm{sup 3+} ions have been successfully doped in the structure of Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2} host by occupying the sites of Ca{sup 2+} with the coordination number of 6. The luminescence results suggest that Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} is a good blue-emitting phosphor when excited by ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet irradiations. In addition, it is observed that there is nearly no degradation for Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} after undergoing thermal and irradiation treatments. Possible mechanisms for the luminescence processes are proposed on the basis of the discussion of excitation and emission spectra. In particular, the emission color of Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Tm{sup 3+} by excitation of 147 and 172 nm irradiations is very close to the standard blue color, suggesting that it could be potentially applied in plasma display panels and mercury-free fluorescence lamps.

  1. Preparation of (001)-Oriented CaBi4Ti4O15 and SrBi4Ti4O15 Films Using LaNiO3 Nucleation Layer on Pt-passivated Si Wafer

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    Mizutani, Yuki; Uchida, Hiroshi; Funakubo, Hiroshi; Koda, Seiichiro

    2009-09-01

    Thin films of CaBi4Ti4O15 and SrBi4Ti4O15 with preferential crystal orientation were prepared by the chemical solution deposition (CSD) technique on a (100)LaNiO3/(111)Pt/(100)Si substrate. The films consisted of a crystalline phase of bismuth-layer-structured dielectric (BLSDs). The (00l) planes of a BLSD crystal were preferentially oriented to the surface of the (100)LaNiO3/(111)Pt/(100)Si substrate, which is ascribed to the lattice matching between pseudo perovskite blocks in the BLSD crystal and the (100)LaNiO3 plane with a perovskite structure. Frequent heat treatment for crystallization, i.e., once after each coating, also enhanced the degree of crystallinity and crystal orientation of the BLSD films. The dielectric constants (ɛr) of SrBi4Ti4O15 and CaBi4Ti4O15 thin films were approximately 250 at room temperature. The ɛr values of both films increased with ambient temperature. The variations in capacitance in the temperature range from 25 to 200 °C were approximately 3 and 5% respectively, which were significantly smaller than that in the (Ba,Sr)TiO3 thin film.

  2. Muscle Glycogen Content Modifies SR Ca2 + Release Rate in Elite Endurance Athletes

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    Gejl, Kasper Degn; Hvid, Lars G; Frandsen, Ulrik

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of muscle glycogen content on sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) function and peak power output (Wpeak) in elite endurance athletes.......The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of muscle glycogen content on sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) function and peak power output (Wpeak) in elite endurance athletes....

  3. X-ray diffraction, dielectric, and Raman spectroscopy studies of BaSrTiO{sub 3}-NaNbO{sub 3} ceramic

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    Abdessalem, L. Ben; Aydi, S.; Aydi, A.; Maalej, A.; Khemakhem, H. [Universite de Sfax, Laboratoire des Materiaux Multifonctionnels et Applications (LaMMA), Faculte des Sciences de Sfax (FSS), Sfax (Tunisia); Sassi, Z. [Laboratoire de Genie Electrique et Ferroelectricite (LGEF) de L' INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne (France)

    2017-05-15

    Ba{sub 0.837}Sr{sub 0.093}Na{sub 0.07}Ti{sub 0.93}Nb{sub 0.07}O{sub 3} (BSNTN) ceramic was synthesized by the solid-state reaction at 1350 C for 3 h. The crystal structure, investigated by X-ray diffraction at room temperature, revealed a single-phase perovskite crystallizing with tetragonal P4mm group space. Dielectric properties were investigated as a function of applied frequency. The ferroelectric behavior has been confirmed by hysteresis investigation. The evolution of the Raman spectra was used to study the variations of the basic phase transition of BaTiO{sub 3}, at room temperature. It shows the introduction of a disorder in this composition, thus favoring a ferroelectric relaxor behavior. (orig.)

  4. Toward complete isotopic analysis of individual presolar silicon carbide grains : C, N, Si, Sr, Zr, Mo, and Ba in single grains of type X.

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    Pellin, M. J.; Calaway, W. F.; Davis, A. M.; Lewis, R. S.; Amari, S.; Clayton, R. N.

    2000-03-01

    Presolar silicon carbide grains form in a variety of types of stars, including asymptotic giant branch red giant stars and supernovae. The dominant mechanisms of heavy element nucleosynthesis, the s-process and r-process, are thought to occur mainly in AGB stars and supernovae, respectively [1]. We have previously reported that mainstream SiC grains have strong enrichments in the s-process isotopes of Sr, Zr and Mo [2-4] and initial results for X-type SiC grains showing enrichments in the r-process isotopes of Mo[5]. We report here the first measurements of Zr, Sr, and Ba isotopes along with expanded studies of Mo in individual X-type SiC grains, which have previously been identified as having formed from supernova ejects.

  5. Temperature dependent tunability data and modelling in the paraelectric Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 solid solutions

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    Lavinia Petronela Curecheriu

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The fi eld dependence of the dielectric constant (dc-tunability as a function of temperature in (Ba,SrTiO3 ceramics was investigated. Dense and homogeneous BaxSr1-xTiO3 ceramics prepared by Pechini method show low losses, high dielectric constant of ~4000 and typical ferroelectric properties at room temperature. The dctunability at various temperatures, including the Curie range, was obtained. A single polarization mechanism was used in the polar state of the ceramics to describe the tunability data. A good correlation between theory and experiment was found. In the paraelectric phase, a model of random uncorrelated non-interacting dipolar units in a double well potential was considered.

  6. Growth of InAs on EuBa2Cu3O(7-y) superconducting thin films with SrF2 interlayers

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    Watanabe, Y.; Maeda, F.; Oshima, M.; Michikami, O.

    1992-08-01

    In order to prevent reactions at the superconducting EuBa2Cu3O(7-y) (EBCO) and InAs interface, SrF2 interlayers were grown on EBCO thin films. X-ray photoemission spectroscopy study demonstrates the effectiveness of SrF2 interlayers in suppressing both removal of oxygen from the EBCO surface and oxidation of the InAs overgrown at room temperature. To crystallize InAs, a two-step growth process was applied. X-ray diffraction results show the 1-micron-thick InAs to be mainly 111 plane oriented crystalline. The Tc (zero)'s for InAs-deposited EBCO and annealed EBCO (300 C) are 73 and 82 K, respectively, implying that the use of an interlayer and two-step growth process is promising for depositing InAs layers without disruption of the underlying EBCO.

  7. Magnetic and electrical transport properties of LaBaCo2O(5.5+δ) thin films on vicinal (001) SrTiO3 surfaces.

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    Ma, Chunrui; Liu, Ming; Collins, Gregory; Wang, Haibin; Bao, Shanyong; Xu, Xing; Enriquez, Erik; Chen, Chonglin; Lin, Yuan; Whangbo, Myung-Hwan

    2013-01-23

    Highly epitaxial LaBaCo(2)O(5.5+δ) thin films were grown on the vicinal (001) SrTiO(3) substrates with miscut angles of 0.5°, 3.0°, and 5.0° to systemically study strain effect on its physical properties. The electronic transport properties and magnetic behaviors of these films are strongly dependent on the miscut angles. With increasing the miscut angle, the transport property of the film changes from semiconducting to semimetallic, which results most probably from the locally strained domains induced by the surface step terraces. In addition, a very large magnetoresistance (34% at 60 K) was achieved for the 0.5°-miscut film, which is ~30% larger than that for the film grown on the regular (001) SrTiO(3) substrates.

  8. Two new arsenides, Eu7Cu44As23 and Sr7Cu44As23, with a new filled variety of the BaHg11 structure.

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    Charkin, Dmitri O; Demchyna, Roman; Prots, Yurii; Borrmann, Horst; Burkhardt, Ulrich; Schwarz, Ulrich; Schnelle, Walter; Plokhikh, Igor V; Kazakov, Sergey M; Abakumov, Artem M; Batuk, Dmitry; Verchenko, Valery Yu; Tsirlin, Alexander A; Curfs, Caroline; Grin, Yuri; Shevelkov, Andrei V

    2014-10-20

    Two new ternary arsenides, namely, Eu7Cu44As23 and Sr7Cu44As23, were synthesized from elements at 800 °C. Their crystal structure represents a new filled version of the BaHg11 motif with cubic voids alternately occupied by Eu(Sr) and As atoms, resulting in a 2 × 2 × 2 superstructure of the aristotype: space group Fm3̅m, a = 16.6707(2) Å and 16.7467(2) Å, respectively. The Eu derivative exhibits ferromagnetic ordering below 17.5 K. In agreement with band structure calculations both compounds are metals, exhibiting relatively low thermopower, but high electrical and low thermal conductivity.

  9. Subsolidus Phase Relations of the SrO-In2O3-CuO System in Air

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Thydén, Karl Tor Sune

    2013-01-01

    The subsolidus phase relations of the SrO-In2O3-CuO system were investigated at 900 °C in air. Under these conditions, five binary oxide phases are stable: Sr2CuO3, SrCuO2, Sr14Cu24O41, In2Cu2O5 and SrIn2O4. The pseudo-ternary section is characterised by six three-phase regions and is dominated b...... by the SrIn2O4 phase, which is in equilibrium with all other phases. No Sr equivalents of the Ca8In2Cu4O15, Ca9In14Cu2O32, Ba2In2CuO6, Ba2InCuO4.5 or Ba3In4Cu3O12 phases were formed....

  10. Large reduction of leakage current by graded-layer La doping in $(Ba_0_._5, Sr_0_._5)TiO_3$ thin films

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    Saha, S.; Krupanidhi, SB

    2001-01-01

    A large reduction in the leakage current behavior in (Ba, Sr)TiO3 (BST) thin films was observed by graded-layer donor doping. The graded doping was achieved by introducing La-doped BST layers in the grown BST films. The films showed a large decrease (about six orders of magnitude) in the leakage current in comparison to undoped films at an electric field of 100 kV/cm. The large decrease in leakage current was attributed to the formation of highly resistive layers, originating from compensatin...

  11. Structural and superconducting properties of oxygen-deficient GdBaSrCu3Ox (6.5

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    Hellebrand, B.; Gunasekaran, R. A.; Steger, P. L.; Bäuerle, D.

    Ceramic samples of GdBaSrCu3Ox with both orthorhombic and tetragonal structure were synthesized using different heat treatments. From each type, a series of oxygen-depleted samples, denoted as ``O'' and ``T'', with oxygen contents 6.5iodometric titration (δt) With T-samples, δw and δt are in good agreement, whereas with O-samples considerable discrepancies between these values were found. These disparities in the properties of O- and T-samples may be related to differences in the oxygen sublattice.

  12. An investigation of the optical properties and water splitting potential of the coloured metallic perovskites Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3}

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    Hopper, H.A.; Le, J.; Cheng, J. [Chemistry Department, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3UE (United Kingdom); Weller, T.; Marschall, R. [Institute of Physical Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 35392 Giessen (Germany); Bloh, J.Z. [DECHEMA Research Institute, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Macphee, D.E.; Folli, A. [Chemistry Department, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3UE (United Kingdom); Mclaughlin, A.C., E-mail: a.c.mclaughlin@abdn.ac.uk [Chemistry Department, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3UE (United Kingdom)

    2016-02-15

    The solid solution Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3} (x=0.00, 0.025, 0.050, 0.075, 0.100 and 1.00) has been synthesised. Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data shows that all materials crystallise with cubic (Pm-3m) symmetry and that a miscibility gap exists from x=0.1–1.0. The optical properties of the metallic perovskites Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3} have been investigated by a combination of UV–vis spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT). Upon increasing x from 0 to 1 in Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3} there is a reduction in the measured band gap from 2.20 eV to 2.07 eV. The measured band gap is attributed to the electronic transition from the Mo 4d t{sub 2g} band to the e{sub g} band. The potential of SrMoO{sub 3} and BaMoO{sub 3} as water-splitting photocatalysts was explored but there was no evidence of hydrogen or oxygen evolution, even with the presence of a Pt co-catalyst. - Graphical abstract: Ultraviolet–visible absorbance spectra (converted from diffuse reflectance spectra) for SrMoO{sub 3} and BaMoO{sub 3}. - Highlights: • The solid solution Sr{sub 1-x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3} has been synthesised. • A miscibility gap exists from x=0.1–1.0 in Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3.} • Upon increasing x from 0 to 1 in Sr{sub 1−x}Ba{sub x}MoO{sub 3} there is a reduction in the measured band gap from 2.20 eV to 2.07 eV. • The potential of SrMoO{sub 3} and BaMoO{sub 3} as water-splitting photocatalysts was explored but there was no evidence of hydrogen or oxygen evolution, even with the presence of a Pt co-catalyst.

  13. Multi-species Coral Sr/Ca Based Sea-Surface Temperature (SST) Reconstruction Data Using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from Dry Tortugas National Park, FL

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This data release includes new sub annual and mean annual Sr/Ca records from two species of massive coral, Orbicella faveolata (coral B3) and Siderastrea siderea...

  14. Growth of single phase Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub x whiskers using optimized starting compositions for glassy precursors

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    Sugimata, E; Kume, E; Sakai, S

    2003-01-01

    Single phase Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub x whiskers were grown by optimized starting compositions for glassy precursors. The most optimal starting composition ratio and the composition after the whisker growth were found to be Bi : Sr : Ca : Al = 0.96 : 1.10 : 0.37 : 1.21 : 0.61 and Bi sub 2 sub . sub 2 sub 5 Sr sub 2 sub . sub 0 sub 9 Ca sub 0 sub . sub 8 sub 7 Cu sub 2 sub . sub 0 sub 0 O sub x , respectively. From the results of R-T characteristics, it was determined that there was no intergrowth of the Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x phase. (author)

  15. Migratory life history of European eel Anguilla anguilla from freshwater regions of the River Asi, southern Turkey and their high otolith Sr:Ca ratios.

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    Lin, Y-J; Yalçin-Özdilek, S; Iizuka, Y; Gümüş, A; Tzeng, W-N

    2011-03-01

    Otolith Sr:Ca ratios from 32 of 34 European eel Anguilla anguilla collected from three freshwater sites in the River Asi, southern Turkey, indicated that they were resident in fresh water without apparent exposure to salt water since the elver stage. The Sr:Ca ratio criterion indicative of residence in fresh water was more than twice that of values from other European countries. Otolith Sr:Ca ratios of A. anguilla from fresh waters can vary among regions, possibly reflecting regional-specific water chemistry. Hence, the use of Sr:Ca ratios determined in one region to interpret results from a different region might lead to misclassification of migratory life-history types. © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2011 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

  16. Combined effects of Sr substitution and pressure on the ground states in CaFe2As2

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    Knöner, S.; Gati, E.; Köhler, S.; Wolf, B.; Tutsch, U.; Ran, S.; Torikachvili, M. S.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.; Lang, M.

    2016-10-01

    We present a detailed study of the combined effects of Sr substitution and hydrostatic pressure on the ground-state properties of CaFe2As2 . Measurements of the electrical resistance and magnetic susceptibility, both at ambient and finite pressure P ≤2 GPa, were performed on Ca1 -xSrxFe2As2 single crystals grown out of Sn flux. We find that by Sr substitution the transition temperature to the magnetic/structural phase is enhanced and therefore a higher pressure is needed to suppress the transition to lowest temperature. In addition, the transition to the collapsed tetragonal phase is found at a pressure, which is distinctly higher than in the pure compound. This implies that the stability ranges of both phases shift on the pressure-axis upon doping, but the latter one with a higher rate. These observations suggest the possibility of separating the two phase lines, which intersect already at elevated temperatures for x =0 and low Sr concentration levels. For x =0.177 , we find strong evidence that both phases remain separated down to the lowest temperature and that a zero-resistance state emerges in this intermediate pressure window. This observation indicates that Sr substitution combined with hydrostatic pressure provides another route for stabilizing superconductivity in CaFe2As2 . Our results are consistent with the notion that (i) preserving the fluctuations associated with the structural-magnetic transition to low temperatures is vital for superconductivity to form in this material and that (ii) the nonmagnetic collapsed tetragonal phase is detrimental for superconductivity.

  17. A metal/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/SiO2/Si single film device for charge trapping memory towards a large memory window

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    Zhang, Yuanyuan; Yang, Tao; Yan, Xiaobing; Zhang, Zichang; bai, Gang; Lu, Chao; Jia, Xinlei; Ding, Bangfu; Zhao, Jianhui; Zhou, Zhenyu

    2017-05-01

    In this study, we present a metal/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/SiO2/Si (MBOS) structure for charge trapping memory, where the single Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 film acts as the blocking layer and charge trapping layer. This MBOS device structure demonstrates excellent charge trapping characteristics, a large memory window up to 8.4 V under an applied voltage of ±12 V, robust charge retention of only 4% charge loss after 1.08 × 104 s, fast switching rate, and great program/erase endurance. These attractive features are attributed to the high density of defect states in the Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 film and its inter-diffusion interface with SiO2. The properties of defect states in the Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 film are investigated through measurements of photoluminescence and photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy. The energy levels of these defect states are found to be distributed between 2.66 eV and 4.05 eV above the valence band. The inter-diffusion at the Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/SiO2 interface is observed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. More defect sites were created to obtain a better charge trapping capability and retention characteristics.

  18. Preparation and characterization of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ thin films on MgO single crystal substrates by chemical solution deposition

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Kepa, Katarzyna; Hlásek, T.

    2013-01-01

    Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 thin films have been deposited on MgO single crystal substrates by spin-coating a solution based on 2-ethylhexanoate precursors. Pyrolysis takes place between 200°C and 450°C and is accompanied by the release of 2-ethylhexanoic acid, CO2 and H2O vapour. Highly c-axis oriented Bi2Sr2Ca...

  19. Hypermethylation of the CaSR and VDR genes in the parathyroid glands in chronic kidney disease rats with high-phosphate diet.

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    Uchiyama, Taketo; Tatsumi, Norifumi; Kamejima, Sahoko; Waku, Tsuyoshi; Ohkido, Ichiro; Yokoyama, Keitaro; Yokoo, Takashi; Okabe, Masataka

    2016-10-01

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) disrupts mineral homeostasis and its representative pathosis is defined as secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). SHPT occurs during the early course of progressive renal insufficiency, and is associated with mortality and cardiovascular events. SHPT results in reduction of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) and vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the parathyroid glands during CKD. However, the precise mechanism of CaSR and VDR reduction is largely unknown. CKD was induced through two-step 5/6 nephrectomy, and then CKD rats and sham-operated rats were maintained for 8 weeks on diets containing 0.7 % phosphorus (normal phosphate) or 1.2 % phosphorus (high phosphate). In gene expression analysis, TaqMan probes were used for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Finally, CaSR and VDR protein expressions were analyzed using immunohistochemistry. DNA methylation analysis was performed using a restriction digestion and quantitative PCR. CaSR and VDR mRNA were reduced only in CKD rats fed the high-phosphorus diets (CKD HP), then CaSR and VDR immunohistochemical expressions were compatible with gene expression assay. SHPT was then confirmed only in CKD HP rats. Furthermore, sole CKD HP rats showed the hypermethylation in CaSR and VDR genes; however, the percentage methylation of both genes was low. Although CaSR and VDR hypermethylation was demonstrated in PTGs of CKD HP rats, the extent of hypermethylation was insufficient to support the relevance between hypermethylation and down-regulation of gene expression because of the low percentage of methylation. Consequently, our data suggest that mechanisms, other than DNA hypermethylation, were responsible for the reduction in mRNA and protein levels of CaSR and VDR in PTGs of CKD HP rats.

  20. Voltage clamp methods for the study of membrane currents and SR Ca2+ release in adult skeletal muscle fibres

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    Hernández-Ochoa, Erick O.; Schneider, Martin F.

    2012-01-01

    Skeletal muscle excitation-contraction (E-C)1 coupling is a process composed of multiple sequential stages, by which an action potential triggers sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR)2 Ca2+ release and subsequent contractile activation. The various steps in the E-C coupling process in skeletal muscle can be studied using different techniques. The simultaneous recordings of sarcolemmal electrical signals and the accompanying elevation in myoplasmic Ca2+, due to depolarization-initiated SR Ca2+ release in skeletal muscle fibres, have been useful to obtain a better understanding of muscle function. In studying the origin and mechanism of voltage dependency of E-C coupling a variety of different techniques have been used to control the voltage in adult skeletal fibres. Pioneering work in muscles isolated from amphibians or crustaceans used microelectrodes or ‘high resistance gap’ techniques to manipulate the voltage in the muscle fibres. The development of the patch clamp technique and its variant, the whole-cell clamp configuration that facilitates the manipulation of the intracellular environment, allowed the use of the voltage clamp techniques in different cell types, including skeletal muscle fibres. The aim of this article is to present an historical perspective of the voltage clamp methods used to study skeletal muscle E-C coupling as well as to describe the current status of using the whole-cell patch clamp technique in studies in which the electrical and Ca2+ signalling properties of mouse skeletal muscle membranes are being investigated. PMID:22306655

  1. Microstructure and magnetic properties of Ca-substituted M-type SrLaCo hexagonal ferrites

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    Huang, Xin; Liu, Xiansong, E-mail: xiansongliu@ahu.edu.cn; Yang, Yujie; Huang, Kai; Niu, Xiaofei; Jin, Dali; Gao, Shang; Ma, Yuqi; Huang, Feng; Lv, Farui; Feng, Shuangjiu

    2015-03-15

    M-type strontium hexaferrites with chemical composition of Sr{sub 0.80−x}Ca{sub x}La{sub 0.20}Fe{sub 11.85}Co{sub 0.15}O{sub 19} (x=0−0.15) were prepared by the ceramic process. The samples were sintered at temperatures of 1175, 1185 and 1195 °C for 2 h in air. Effects of the substituted amount x of Ca{sup 2+} on the ferrites microstructure and magnetic properties have been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and B–H hysteresis curve measurements. As a result, at x≤0.12, all samples are single phase after the Ca substitution. At x=0.15, another phase of hematite (α-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) is present. In addition, the maximum values of the remanence (B{sub r}) and maximum energy product ((BH){sub max}) for the magnets have been obtained at x=0.08 for sintering temperature=1185 °C. The maximum value of the intrinsic coercive force (H{sub cj}) for the magnets has been obtained at x=0.12 when the magnets were sintered at 1185 °C. - Highlights: • For the chemical composition of Sr{sub 0.80−x}Ca{sub x}La{sub 0.20}Fe{sub 11.85}Co{sub 0.15}O{sub 19} (x=0–0.15), the secondary phase (α-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) appears when x>0.12. • The Sr{sub 0.80−x}Ca{sub x}La{sub 0.20}Fe{sub 11.85}Co{sub 0.15}O{sub 19} (x=0–0.15) ferrites obtained the favorable microstructure and magnetic properties when x=0.08. • A proper temperature (1185 °C) in the synthesis of Sr{sub 0.80−x}Ca{sub x}La{sub 0.20}Fe{sub 11.85}Co{sub 0.15}O{sub 19} ferrites can obtain preferable magnetic properties.

  2. Temperature-induced phase transitions for stuffed tridymites SrGa2O4 and CaGa2O4

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    Jiang, Fuwei; Jiang, Pengfei; Yue, Mufei; Gao, Wenliang; Cong, Rihong; Yang, Tao

    2017-10-01

    Temperature-induced phase transitions for stuffed tridymite AGa2O4 (A = Sr, Ca) were investigated by experimental and theoretical calculations. A simple annealing of SrCO3 and Ga2O3 led to the formation of γ-SrGa2O4 (P21/n) below 1200 °C, and transform to β-SrGa2O4 (P21/c) when heated at 1200 °C. A similar phenomenon was found for CaGa2O4, and the temperature boundary between α-CaGa2O4 (Pna21) and the high temperature polymorph β-CaGa2O4 (P21/c) was about 1350 °C. Rietveld refinements provided detailed structural information for these polymorphs and suggest that the driving force of these phase transitions is the under-bonded nature of the alkaline earth cations. In other words, the need of larger space for Sr2+/Ca2+ in the high temperature β-phase forces the 6-membered-ring channel expand through increasing the Ga-O-Ga angles. Density functional theory calculations proved the formation energies for γ-SrGa2O4 and α-CaGa2O4 were both lower than their high temperature β-polymorphs, in accordance with the experimental observations.

  3. Magnetic properties of Sr{sub 3-x}Ca{sub x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}

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    Iwata, Kotaro; Kosaka, Masashi; Katano, Susumu [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); Yoshida, Yoshiyuki, E-mail: iwata@hp.phy.saitama-u.ac.j [Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan)

    2009-03-01

    We report the magnetization data of single crystalline Sr{sub 3-x}Ca{sub x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7} (x = 1.5, 2.0, 3.0) grown by a floating-zone method. In the magnetic phase diagram of this system, a phase with a ferromagnetic correlation (0.5 <=x <= 1.2) adjoins a two-dimensional (2D) metallic and antiferromagnetic phase (1.2 <= x <= 3). In the antiferromagnetic and 2D-metallic phase, the magnetic susceptibilities indicate that the magnetic easy axis changes continuously from the ab-plane to c-axis with increasing Sr content. Our results exhibit that the metamagnetic transition of Ca{sub 3}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}, which is on the basis of a tunneling magnetoresistance, shifts to lower field and the transition becomes broad with increasing Sr content. Moreover, the magnetization data at T = 5 K for x = 1.5, 2.0 show a hysteresis, which suggests that the magnetic ground state is a canted antiferromagnetic one in this phase.

  4. High Permittivity (1 - x)Ba(Zr(0.2)Ti(0.8))O3 - x(Ba(0.7)Ca(0.3))TiO3 (x = 0.45) Epitaxial Thin Films with Nanoscale Phase Fluctuations.

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    Scarisoreanu, Nicu D; Craciun, Floriana; Moldovan, Antoniu; Ion, Valentin; Birjega, Ruxandra; Ghica, Corneliu; Negrea, Raluca F; Dinescu, Maria

    2015-11-04

    Epitaxial (1 - x)Ba(Ti0.8Zr0.2)TiO3 - x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3, x = 0.45 (BCZT 45), thin films have been deposited on (001) SrTiO3 (STO) and (001/100) SrLaAlO4 (SLAO) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) confirmed the epitaxial growth of the films. A high structural quality has been evidenced for the BCZT/STO films. Geometric phase analysis (GPA) associated with the HRTEM enabled us to obtain microstrain analysis and the in-plane and out-of-plane lattice parameter variation on different areas. Tetragonality ratio fluctuations at nanoscale level which are relevant for the existence of nanodomains have been evidenced on the BCZT/STO films. The in-plane dielectric constant has been measured on interdigital electrodes deposited by lift-off technique on the top of the films. High values of dielectric permittivity (>3000) combined with low dielectric loss (permittivity of BCZT thin films was attributed to their high structural quality and to the loss of rotation stability of the polarization associated with the presence of nanodomains. This results into a divergence of fluctuations of polarization direction and a peak of dielectric susceptibility. The enhanced switching of such nanodomain configuration was probed by piezoforce microscopy, by writing and reading domains during topography scanning.

  5. Effect of elastic stress on the resistivity and Tc of (Bi,Pb) sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub n-1 Cu sub n O sub x. [BiPbSrCaCuO

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    Chen Xinfen; Tessema, G.X.; Skove, M.J. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson Univ., SC (United States))

    1991-10-10

    We have measured the effect of elastic uniaxial stress {sigma} in the a direction on the superconducting transition temperature Tc of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Ca{sub 2}O{sub x} (2212) and (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (2223). We find dT/d{sigma}{sub 11}=-10{+-}2 K/GPa for 2212 and -6{+-}2K/GPa for the 2223 compound. Combining these results with those of others on dTc/dP we find that dTc/d{sigma}{sub 33}=+18K/GPa. An estimate of the elastic constants of these compounds from the work of others together with these results implies that the change in Tc with a fractional change in the c-axis spacing is probably positive, although the uncertainties in the elastic constants make this estimate subject to a large uncertainty. The resistance changes by less than 1 part in 12000 for strains up to 0.5%, implying that dln {rho}/d{sigma}{sub 11}=-76x10{sup -3} GPa{sup -1}. (orig.).

  6. Red, Green, and Blue Photoluminescence of Ba2SiO4:M (M = Eu3+, Eu2+, Sr2+ Nanophosphors

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    Claudia Wickleder

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Divalent europium doped barium orthosilicate is a very important phosphor for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs, generally associated to the green emission color of micron-sized crystals synthesized by means of solid-state reactions. This work presents the combustion synthesis as an energy and time-saving preparation method for very small nano-sized Ba2SiO4 particles, flexibly doped to acquire different emission energies. The size of the resulting spherical nanoparticles (NPs of the green emitting Ba2SiO4:Eu2+ was estimated to about 35 nm applying the Scherrer equation and further characterized with aid of atomic force microscopy (AFM as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM. This phosphor is able to build homogeneous luminescent suspensions and was successfully down-sized without changing the optical properties in comparison to the bulk phosphors. Besides the X-ray diffraction (XRD analysis and the different types of microscopy, the samples were characterized by luminescence spectroscopy. Undoped Ba2SiO4 NPs are not luminescent, but show characteristic red emission of the 5D0 → 7FJ (J = 0–4 electronic transitions when doped with Eu3+ ions. Moreover, these orthosilicate nanoparticles generate blue light at low temperatures due to impurity-trapped excitons, introduced by the partial substitution of the Ba2+ with Sr2+ ions in the Ba2SiO4 lattice causing a substantial distortion. A model for the temperature behavior of the defect luminescence as well as for their nature is provided, based on temperature-dependent luminescence spectra and lifetime measurements.

  7. Mechanisms of Vanadium Recovery from Stone Coal by Novel BaCO3/CaO Composite Additive Roasting and Acid Leaching Technology

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    Zhenlei Cai

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this report, the vanadium recovery mechanisms by novel BaCO3/CaO composite additive roasting and acid leaching technology, including the phase transformations and the vanadium leaching kinetics, were studied. The purpose of this manuscript is to realize and improve the vanadium recovery from stone coal using BaCO3/CaO as the composite additive. The results indicated that during the composite additive BaCO3/CaO roasting process, the monoclinic crystalline structure of muscovite (K(Al,V2[Si3AlO10](OH2 was converted into the hexagonal crystalline structure of BaSi4O9 and the tetragonal crystalline structure of Gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7, which could, therefore, facilitate the release and extraction of vanadium. Vanadium in leaching residue was probably in the form of vanadate or pyrovanadate of barium and calcium, which were hardly extracted during the sulfuric acid leaching process. The vanadium leaching kinetic analysis indicated that the leaching process was controlled by the diffusion through a product layer. The apparent activation energy could be achieved as 46.51 kJ/mol. The reaction order with respect to the sulfuric acid concentration was 1.1059. The kinetic model of vanadium recovery from stone coal using novel composite additive BaCO3/CaO could be finally established.

  8. Strong anisotropy of electric field effects on uniaxial relaxor ferroelectric Sr0.75Ba0.25Nb2O6 crystals proved by acoustic emission

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    Dul'kin, E.; Kojima, S.; Roth, M.

    2018-01-01

    [001] oriented Sr0.75Ba0.25Nb2O6 uniaxial relaxor ferroelectric crystals have been studied by acoustic emission in the temperature range of 20÷200 °C and under an external electric field up to 1 kV/cm. Under the application of an electric field the temperature of a dielectric maximum exhibits a nontrivial behavior: it remains constant at first, secondly steep decreases down to some threshold field, and thirdly starts to increase as a field enhances, whereas the same temperature of a dielectric maximum under a bias electric field to [100] oriented Sr0.75Ba0.25Nb2O6 crystals exhibits a smoothed minimum before the start to increase as a field enhances (E. Dul'kin et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 044106 (2011)). Such a difference of electric field effects in c- and a-cut crystals is discussed from the viewpoint of random-bond-random-field model of relaxor ferroelectrics. By the comparison between experimental and theoretical data, a dipole moment of the PNR was estimated to be 0.1 (C cm).

  9. Structural and electrical properties of Ba0.6 Sr0.4 TiO3 thin film on LNO/Pt bottom electrode

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    Upadhyay, R. B.; Jalaja, K.; Joshi, U. S.

    2017-05-01

    Ba0.6 Sr0.4 TiO3 thin films are potential candidates for ferroelectric devices like Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), microwave tunable devices, uncooled infrared detectors etc. For all such applications it is highly desirable to have BST film with lowest possible loss and leakage current with frequency independent dielectric properties. It is reported that bottom electrode of BST capacitor has high influence on such properties. In the present work, Ba0.6 Sr0.4 TiO3 thin films were deposited on LNO/Platinum layered bottom electrode on a Silicon wafer. Both LNO and BST were deposited using Chemical Solution Deposition method. For comparative study, BST films were also deposited on Pt electrode. The structural properties were investigated using X-Ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy. Electrical properties were studied using impedance analysis and IV characterization of the stacks. Both the films were found to be polycrystalline with smooth and crack-free surface. Electrical characterization revealed low leakage current behavior with nearly frequency independent dielectric properties for BST films deposited on LNO/Pt electrode compared to a pure metallic Pt electrode. The LNO/Pt layered bottom electrodes are thus found to be well-suited for low-loss, low-leakage current ferroelectric device development.

  10. Experiment, mean field theory and Monte Carlo simulations of the magnetocaloric effect in La0.67Ba0.22Sr0.11MnO3 compound

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    Masrour, R.; Jabar, A.; Khlif, H.; Jemaa, F. Ben; Ellouze, M.; Hlil, E. K.

    2017-12-01

    Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of the La0.67Ba0.22Sr0.11MnO3 compound are studied by means experiment, mean field theory and Monte Carlo simulations (MCSs). The temperature dependence of the magnetic entropy change and of the adiabatic temperature is also obtained. We have used the experiment results, mean field theory and MCSs. The Curie temperature of La0.67Ba0.22Sr0.11MnO3 compound has been deduced. The field dependence of relative cooling power (RCP) of La0.67Ba0.22Sr0.11MnO3 compound has been given.

  11. Characterization of hot isostatically pressed Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O as a function of consolidation variables

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    Goretta, K.C.; Miller, D.J.; Poeppel, R.B. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Nash, A.S. (Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI (United States))

    1991-11-01

    Fully dense, bulk Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 1.7}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub x} (2212) superconductor pellets were made by hot isostatic pressing in an inert atmosphere. Electron microscopy revealed that rotation and bending of the platelike 2212 grains were responsible for much of the densification. Under processing conditions of 825{degrees}C and 105 MPa, dense pellets were obtained in 15 min. Many dislocations, planar faults, and, perhaps, intergrowths of the Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub x} phase were produced during pressing. The dislocations were largely present in subgrain boundaries when the pressing times were increased to 45--120 min.

  12. Magnetic and electrical properties of single crystalline Sr{sub 3-x}Ca{sub x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}

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    Iwata, K. [Faculty of Science, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan)], E-mail: iwata@hp.phy.saitama-u.ac.jp; Yoshida, Y. [Nanoelectronics Research Institute, AIST, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan); Kosaka, M.; Katano, S. [Faculty of Science, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan)

    2008-04-01

    We have successfully grown single crystalline Sr{sub 3-x}Ca{sub x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7} with the range of 2.0{<=}x{<=}3.0 using the floating-zone method. All compounds show orthorhombic symmetry in this substitution range, but the difference between lattice constants a and b decreases with increasing Sr concentration and becomes almost zero at x=2.0. Characteristic temperatures, which correspond to antiferromagnetic ordering and structural transition, decrease with increasing Sr concentration. The value of the magnetic susceptibility below 30 K increases with increasing Sr concentration. The temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity revealed that Sr substitution significantly suppresses the highly anisotropic electric structure of Ca{sub 3}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}.

  13. Temperature influence on diode-pumped Tm:SrF2-CaF2 laser properties

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    Šulc, Jan; Veselský, Karel; Němec, Michal; Jelínková, Helena; Doroshenko, Maxim E.; Konyushkin, Vasilii A.; Nakladov, Andrey N.; Osiko, Vjatcheslav V.

    2017-02-01

    The goal of this work was an investigation of the temperature influence (in range 77 - 300 K) on laser properties of Tm:SrF2-CaF2 solid-solution, which is suitable as a gain medium for generation of radiation at 1.8-2 μm. The tested Tm:SrF2-CaF2 sample (60 mol% CaF2, 38 mol% SrF2) was doped with 2 mol% of TmF3. The diameter of the grown boule was 10 mm. The sample was cut and optically polished parallel to growing axis. The polished sample thickness was 8.5 mm. It was fixed in temperature controlled cupreous holder, placed inside vacuum chamber of the liquid nitrogen cryostat. A fiber coupled laser diode, operating in pulsed regime (10 ms pulse length, 10 Hz repetition rate) at wavelength 764 nm, was used for longitudinal sample pumping. The 142mm long semi-hemispherical laser cavity consisted of at pumping mirror (HR @ 1:8 - 2:0 μm, HT @ 0.77 μm) and curved (r = 150mm) output coupler with a reflectivity of 92% @ 1:8 - 2:0 μm. From the results it follows that the temperature of the active medium has a strong infkuence on laser slope efficiency. The highest slope efficiency (42% in respect to absorbed power), obtained for temperature 77 K, was more than five times higher than slope efficiency for 300 K. The threshold decreased twice with the temperature lowering from 300 to 77 K. Laser output power amplitude 5.5W at wavelength 1856nm was reached for absorbed power 15.8W at 77 K.

  14. Initial stages of InAs deposition on SrF2-coated EuBa2Cu3O7 - y thin-film superconductors

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    Watanabe, Yoshio; Maeda, Fumihiko; Oshima, Masaharu; Michikami, Osamu

    1993-10-01

    Initial stages of InAs deposition on EuBa2Cu3O7-y (EBCO) thin-film superconductors with a SrF2 interlayer are investigated by using synchrotron-radiation photoelectron spectroscopy. Core-level and valence-band spectra can give imformation on both oxidation of InAs and reduction of the underlying EBCO with a very thin surface layer. These spectral evolutions demonstrate that SrF2 does not affect the underlying EBCO, and that the two-step growth procedure, comprising the initial InAs layer growth at room temperature and the top InAs layer growth at 200 °C, is effective in suppressing the interfacial redox reactions. Furthermore, cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and x-ray-diffraction studies comfirm that SrF2 forms a uniform layer on the EBCO surface, and that the two-step growth process can crystallize an InAs top layer, which is highly (111) oriented with a full width at half-maximum of 0.25°.

  15. Fidelity of the Sr/Ca proxy in recording ocean temperature in the western Atlantic coral Siderastrea siderea

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    Kuffner, Ilsa B.; Roberts, Kelsey E.; Flannery, Jennifer A.; Morrison, Jennifer M.; Richey, Julie N.

    2017-01-01

    Massive corals provide a useful archive of environmental variability, but careful testing of geochemical proxies in corals is necessary to validate the relationship between each proxy and environmental parameter throughout the full range of conditions experienced by the recording organisms. Here we use samples from a coral-growth study to test the hypothesis that Sr/Ca in the coral Siderastrea siderea accurately records sea-surface temperature (SST) in the subtropics (Florida, USA) along 350 km of reef tract. We test calcification rate, measured via buoyant weight, and linear extension (LE) rate, estimated with Alizarin Red-S staining, as predictors of variance in the Sr/Ca records of 39 individual S. siderea corals grown at four outer-reef locations next to in-situ temperature loggers during two, year-long periods. We found that corals with calcification rates quality-control indicator during sample and drill-path selection when using long cores for SST paleoreconstruction. For our corals that passed this quality control step, the Sr/Ca-SST proxy performed well in estimating mean annual temperature across three sites spanning 350 km of the Florida reef tract. However, there was some evidence that extreme temperature stress in 2010 (cold snap) and 2011 (SST above coral-bleaching threshold) may have caused the corals not to record the temperature extremes. Known stress events could be avoided during modern calibrations of paleoproxies.Plain Language SummaryCoral skeletons are used to decipher past environmental conditions in the ocean because they live for centuries and produce annual growth bands much like tree rings. Along with measuring coral growth rates in the past, coral skeletons can be chemically sampled to get even more detailed information, like past seawater temperatures. In this study we tested the validity of the strontium-to-calcium (Sr/Ca) temperature proxy in the Massive Starlet Coral (Siderastrea siderea) by sampling 39 corals that were grown in the

  16. Diamagnetic Torque Signal and Temperature-Dependent Paramagnetism in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

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    Tsuchiya, Satoshi; Mochiku, Takashi; Ooi, Shuichi; Hirata, Kazuto; Sugii, Kaori; Terashima, Taichi; Uji, Shinya

    2017-11-01

    Magnetic torque and resistance measurements for the superconducting cuprate Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ with Tc = 87 K have been performed to determine the phase diagram in a parallel magnetic field fields up to 14 T. The anisotropy of the magnetization, derived from the torque, is found to decrease with decreasing temperature below 125 K, which can be ascribed to the temperature dependent paramagnetic spin susceptibility. The angular dependence of the torque clearly shows small diamagnetism due to fluctuating or inhomogeneous superconductivity at temperatures between Tc and ˜100 K. The results suggest that the pseudogap is not of superconducting origin.

  17. New vortex-matter size effect observed in Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8 + delta).

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    Wang, Y M; Fuhrer, M S; Zettl, A; Ooi, S; Tamegai, T

    2001-04-16

    The vortex-matter 3D to 2D phase transition is studied in micron-sized Bi(2)Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(8 + delta) single crystals using local Hall magnetization measurements. At a given temperature, the second magnetization peak, the signature of a possible 3D--2D vortex phase transition, disappears for samples smaller than a critical length. We suggest that this critical length should be equated with the 2D vortex lattice ab-plane correlation length R(2D)(c). The magnitude and temperature dependence of R(2D)(c) agree well with Larkin-Ovchinnikov collective pinning theory.

  18. Flux Creep Investigation in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d High-Temperature Superconductor

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    G. R. Blanca

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The flux creep process in a c-axis Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d thin film was investigated at different temperatures and applied fields using the Kim-Anderson (KA approach. The peaked behavior shown in the magnetoresistance profile was attributed to the competing mechanisms of flux motion and sample-intrinsic transition near Tc.Within the temperature range where the competition occurs, U increases with temperature and consequently a decrease in the superconducting volume corresponds to a decrease in the flux creep. Moreover, the flux creep potential barrier varies with applied current I at all temperatures consistent with the KA model.

  19. Synthesis and Microstructure Properties of (Bi,Pb2Sr2Ca1Cu2Oy Ceramic Superconductor

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    nurmalita .

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Properties of (Bi, Pb2Sr2Ca1Cu2Oy ceramic superconductors were prepared by the melt textured growth methods in order to investigate the effects of the slow cooling time on the microstructur.  Phase analyses of the samples by X-ray diffraction (XRD has been carried out to assess the effects of the slow cooling time. From XRD analyses, the addition to the sample of  the slow cooling time degrades formation of the high-Tc Bi-2212 phase. The possible reasons for the observed degradation in the microstructure properties due to the slow cooling time addition were discussed.

  20. Structural and optical properties of Bi1-xAxFeO3 (A = Sr, Ca; 0.40 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.55)

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    Thakur, Samita; Pandey, O. P.; Singh, K.

    2014-09-01

    The effect of Sr2+ and Ca2+ cation substitution on BiFeO3-type (Bi1-xAxFeO3; A = Sr, Ca; 0.40 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.55) ceramics are investigated for structural and optical properties. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed that Ca2+/Sr2+ substitution facilitates the formation of tetragonal phase instead of rhombohedral phase as observed in undoped BiFeO3 (BFO). The iodometric titration results show that substitution of Sr2+ has higher tendency to form oxygen vacancies than Ca2+ substituted samples. On the other hand, Ca2+ substitution shows opposite trend. The FT-IR and Raman spectra show shift in the peak positions towards higher wavenumber and diffused bands with the increasing concentration of substituent. The parameters like band gap energy, Urbach energy has been calculated from the UV-visible spectra. Sr2+ substituted samples show higher structural distortion and low optical band gap values which can be correlated to the higher oxygen vacancies and low Fe4+ content as compared to Ca2+ substituted samples.

  1. Effect of Wood Aging on Wine Mineral Composition and 87Sr/86Sr Isotopic Ratio.

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    Kaya, Ayse D; Bruno de Sousa, Raúl; Curvelo-Garcia, António S; Ricardo-da-Silva, Jorge M; Catarino, Sofia

    2017-06-14

    The evolution of mineral composition and wine strontium isotopic ratio 87Sr/86Sr (Sr IR) during wood aging were investigated. A red wine was aged in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves (Quercus sessiliflora Salisb.), with three industrial scale replicates. Sampling was carried out after 30, 60, and 90 days of aging, and the wines were evaluated in terms of general analysis, phenolic composition, total polysaccharides, multielement composition, and Sr IR. Li, Be, Mg, Al, Sc, Ti, V, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, As, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Mo, Sb, Cs, Ba, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb, Lu, Tl, and Pb elements and 87Sr/86Sr were determined by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (Q-ICP-MS) and Na, K, Ca, and Fe by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). Two-way ANOVA was applied to assess wood aging and time effect on Sr IR and mineral composition. Wood aging resulted in significantly higher concentrations of Mg, V, Co, Ni, and Sr. At the end of the aging period, wine exhibited statistically identical Sr IR compared to control. Study suggests that wood aging does not affect 87Sr/86Sr, not precluding the use of this parameter for wine traceability purposes.

  2. Multi-species Coral Sr/Ca-Based Sea-Surface Temperature Reconstruction Using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from Dry Tortugas National Park, FL

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    Flannery, J. A.; Richey, J. N.; Thirumalai, K.; Poore, R. Z.

    2015-12-01

    Massive coral skeletons provide an important geologic archive of climate information over the past several centuries, due to their annual banding patterns and longevity. The ratio of strontium to calcium (Sr/Ca) in coral skeletons is dependent on the temperature of the seawater at the time of growth and, therefore, provides a powerful proxy of historic sea-surface temperature (SST). This study used cores from two modern coral colonies—Orbicella faveolata (formerly Montastraea faveolata) and Siderastrea siderea—collected from the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida (DRTO), located in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The corals were subsampled at monthly resolution and Sr/Ca determinations were made using ICP-OES. Sr/Ca was calibrated to SST using previously-published calibration equations specific to each species. Both the O. faveolata (1893-2008) and S. siderea (1837-2012) records have well-defined annual cycles of Sr/Ca, which suggest a seasonal SST range of ~10-15°C: a range consistent with in situ instrumental SST records from DRTO. Our reconstructions of mean annual Sr/Ca-based SST and Sr/Ca variability from the two coral species show similar multi-decadal trends and strong coherency through overlapping time intervals. We investigated the intervals of divergence among the three independent DRTO records (two different species), and found that sudden drops in linear extension in S. siderea likely skewed the mean annual temperature record. This result underscores the importance of using multiple-coral geochemical records when reconstructing regional climate. A stacked record of SST derived from the three different coral colonies growing at DRTO from 1837-2008 showed a distinct trend toward cooler mean annual Sr/Ca-based SST from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, which coincides with a cooling trend found in several other Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstructions, and is likely linked to variability of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation.

  3. Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Ce{sup 3+}, a highly efficient near-UV and blue emitting orthosilicate phosphor

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    Zhang, Jilin, E-mail: chemzhangjl@hunnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research (Ministry of Education of China), Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China); Key Laboratory of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province College, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China); Zhang, Weilu; Qiu, Zhongxian; Zhou, Wenli; Yu, Liping; Li, Zhiqiang [Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research (Ministry of Education of China), Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China); Key Laboratory of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province College, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China); Lian, Shixun, E-mail: shixunlian@gmail.com [Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research (Ministry of Education of China), Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China); Key Laboratory of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province College, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081 (China)

    2015-10-15

    High quantum efficiency is a vital parameter of phosphors for practical application. An efficient near-UV and blue emitting phosphor Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Ce{sup 3+} was synthesized by a traditional solid-state reaction, and luminescent properties were studied in detail. The Ce{sup 3+}-activated phosphor can emit both a near-UV light centred at 345 nm and a blue light peaking at 420 nm when Ce{sup 3+} occupies the Sr and Ca site, respectively. The internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:0.03Ce{sup 3+} is as high as 97% under the excitation at 288 nm, while the external quantum efficiency (EQE) is 66%. The IQE and EQE values of Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:0.03Ce{sup 3+} under the excitation at 360 nm are 82% and 31%, respectively. - Highlights: • Phosphor Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Ce{sup 3+} emits a near-UV (345 nm) and a blue light (420 nm). • Emission band at 345 nm originates from Ce{sup 3+} on Sr site. • Emission band at 420 nm belongs to Ce{sup 3+} on Ca site. • Internal quantum efficiency is 97% for Li{sub 4}SrCa(SiO{sub 4}){sub 2}:0.03Ce{sup 3+} excited at 288 nm.

  4. Structure/property relationships of the thermoelectric oxyselenides (Bi1-xAxCuOSe) (A=Ba and Ca)

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    Wong-Ng, Winnie; Yan, Yonggao; Kaduk, James A.; Tang, Xin F.

    2017-10-01

    The crystal structures, solid solution limit, and powder X-ray reference diffraction patterns for two 'natural superlattice' series Bi1-xBaxCuOSe (x = 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3), and Bi1-xCaxCuOSe (x = 0, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3) have been determined. The structure/property relationships of these thermoelectric materials are summarized. As the ionic radius of Ba2+ is greater than that of Bi3+, the unit cell volume, V, of Bi1-xBaxCuOSe increases progressively from x = 0 to x = 0.2 (from 137.868 (5) Å3 to 141.194 (10) Å3, respectively). However, even though the ionic radius of Ca2+ is smaller than that of Bi3+, the unit cell volumes, V, of Bi1-xCaxCuOSe also show an increasing trend as a function of x (137.868 (5) Å3 to 139.295 (12) Å3 from x = 0 to 0.3, respectively) due to the relatively large increase in c parameter. The structure of Bi1-xAxCuOSe (A = Ba and Ca) can be considered as built from [Bi2(1-x)A2xO2]2(1-x)+ layers normal to the c-axis alternating with fluorite-like [Cu2Se2]2(1-x)- layers in the c-direction. The substitutions of Ba and Ca on the Bi site of Bi1-xAxCuOSe lead to the weakening of the 'bonding' between the [Bi2(1-x)A2xO2]2(1-x)+ and the [Cu2Se2]2(1-x)- layers (a decrease of Columbic force), resulting in an increase of the c-axis parameter and V. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns of Bi1-xAxCuOSe were submitted for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File (PDF).

  5. Hanford 100N Area Apatite Emplacement: Laboratory Results of Ca-Citrate-PO4 Solution Injection and Sr-90 Immobilization in 100N Sediments

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    Szecsody, James E.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Moore, Robert C.; Fruchter, Jonathan S.; Vermeul, Vincent R.; Williams, Mark D.; Girvin, Donald C.; McKinley, James P.; Truex, Michael J.; Phillips, Jerry L.

    2007-10-01

    This report summarizes laboratory scale studies investigating the remediation of Sr-90 by Ca-citrate-PO4 solution injection/infiltration to support field injection activities in the Hanford 100N area. This study is focused on experimentally testing whether this remediation technology can be effective under field scale conditions to mitigate Sr-90 migration 100N area sediments into the Columbia River. Sr-90 is found primarily adsorbed to sediments by ion exchange (99% adsorbed, < 1% in groundwater) in the upper portion of the unconfined aquifer and lower vadose zone. Although primarily adsorbed, Sr-90 is still considered a high mobility risk as it is mobilized by seasonal river stage increases and by plumes of higher ionic strength relative to groundwater. This remediation technology relies upon the Ca-citrate-PO4 solution forming apatite precipitate [Ca6(PO4)10(OH)2], which incorporates some Sr-90 during initial precipitation and additionally slowly incorporates Sr-90 by solid phase substitution for Ca. Sr substitution occurs because Sr-apatite is thermodynamically more stable than Ca-apatite. Once the Sr-90 is in the apatite structure, Sr-90 will decay to Y-90 (29.1 y half-life) then Zr-90 (64.1 h half-life) without the potential for migration into the Columbia River. For this technology to be effective, sufficient apatite needs to be emplaced in sediments to incorporate Sr and Sr-90 for 300 years (~10 half-lives of Sr-90), and the rate of incorporation needs to exceed the natural groundwater flux rate of Sr in the 100N area. A primary objective of this study is to supply an injection sequence to deliver sufficient apatite into subsurface sediments that minimizes initial mobility of Sr-90, which occurs because the injection solution has a higher ionic strength compared to groundwater. This can be accomplished by sequential injections of low, then high concentration injection of Ca-citrate-PO4 solutions. Assessment of low concentration Ca-citrate-PO4, citrate-PO4

  6. Synthesis and characterization of the double perovskite BaSrCoFe{sub 1}-{sub x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 5.5} like cathode for solid oxide fuel cells; Sintesis y caracterizacion de la doble perovskita BaSrCoFe{sub 1}-{sub x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 5.5} como catodo para celdas SOFC

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    Alvarado F, J.; Avalos R, L.; Viramontes G, G. [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Facultad de Ingenieria Electrica, Santiago Tapia 403, Morelia 58030, Michoacan (Mexico); Reyes R, A. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua 31109, Chihuahua (Mexico)

    2013-08-01

    Have been synthesized via sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, electrical conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient, new material composites BaSrCoFe{sub 1{sub x}}Ni{sub x}O{sub 5.5} (double perovskite type) with the addition of Ni in solid solution Ni{sub x} (x = 0.025, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1 and 0.2), as alternative cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells of intermediate temperature (Sofc-It). X-ray diffraction confirmed the formation of the tetragonal structure perovskite phase BaSrCoFe{sub 1}-{sub x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 5.5}, with the presence of small peaks identified in 2{theta} values below 30 degrees as BaCO{sub 3} and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}. The electrical conductivity increases with the temperature between 350-470 degrees C and then decreases due to the loss of oxygen in the net, which causes differences in conductivity. Semiconductor behavior was obtained in all compositions. Thermal expansion coefficient determination, showed a linear dependence inversely proportional to the concentration of Ni. Our results of electrical conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient, reach to the conclusion that the cathodes between 0.1 and 0.2 Ni, have the greatest possibility for application in Sofc-It. (Author)

  7. Tropical Atlantic SSTS at the Last Glacial Maximum derived from Sr/Ca ratios of fossil coral

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    Cohen, A. L.; Saenger, C. P.

    2006-12-01

    The sensitivity of the tropics to climate change is a particularly controversial issue in paleoclimatology. At the heart of this controversy are disagreements amongst different proxy datasets regarding the amplitude of glacial-interglacial changes in temperature, particularly at the sea surface. Data obtained from the aragonitic skeletons of massive reef corals have contributed in no small measure to the debate, yielding LGM and deglacial SSTs 5-6°C cooler than today (Guilderson et al., 1994; McCulloch et al., 1999; Correge et al., 2004), that imply a high sensitivity of Earth's climate to changes in boundary conditions (Crowley, 2000). We used SIMS ion microprobe to analyze Sr/Ca ratios of small pieces of Montastrea coral retrieved from a Barbados drillcore (Guilderson et al., 2001). U/Th dates place the samples between 22 and 24 kyr BP. Localized areas of dissolution and re-growth of secondary (diagenetic) aragonite crystals were identified at centers of septa. Sr/Ca ratios of these crystals were higher than Sr/Ca ratios of original coral crystals preserved in adjacent fasciculi and yielded relatively cooler derived SSTs. The original coral crystals, recognized by their size and orientation, were selectively targeted for analysis using a 20 micron-diameter sample spot. Our calibration study using modern corals from Bermuda, St Croix (USVI) and Barbados indicates that Montastrea Sr/Ca is strongly correlated with SST and with annual extension (growth) rate (Saenger et al., 2006). Growth rate of the fossil corals was determined from measurement of daily growth bands identified in petrographic thin-sections. Application of a growth-dependent Sr/Ca-T calibration yielded Barbados SSTs that were, on average, 2.5°C cooler than today during the LGM and ~1°C cooler than today during Heinrich Event 2. Our LGM SSTs are consistent with the original CLIMAP estimates (CLIMAP, 1976) and with more recent Mg/Ca-based SSTs derived from calcitic foraminifera in the Caribbean

  8. Metal-to-metal charge transfer between dopant and host ions: Photoconductivity of Yb-doped CaF{sub 2} and SrF{sub 2} crystals

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    Barandiarán, Zoila, E-mail: zoila.barandiaran@uam.es; Seijo, Luis [Departamento de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Instituto Universitario de Ciencia de Materiales Nicolás Cabrera and Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2015-10-14

    Dopant-to-host electron transfer is calculated using ab initio wavefunction-based embedded cluster methods for Yb/Ca pairs in CaF{sub 2} and Yb/Sr pairs in SrF{sub 2} crystals to investigate the mechanism of photoconductivity. The results show that, in these crystals, dopant-to-host electron transfer is a two-photon process mediated by the 4f{sup N−1}5d excited states of Y b{sup 2+}: these are reached by the first photon excitation; then, they absorb the second photon, which provokes the Y b{sup 2+} + Ca{sup 2+} (Sr{sup 2+}) → Y b{sup 3+} + Ca{sup +} (Sr{sup +}) electron phototransfer. This mechanism applies to all the observed Y b{sup 2+} 4f–5d absorption bands with the exception of the first one: Electron transfer cannot occur at the first band wavelengths in CaF{sub 2}:Y b{sup 2+} because the Y b{sup 3+}–Ca{sup +} states are not reached by the two-photon absorption. In contrast, Yb-to-host electron transfer is possible in SrF{sub 2}:Y b{sup 2+} at the wavelengths of the first 4f–5d absorption band, but the mechanism is different from that described above: first, the two-photon excitation process occurs within the Y b{sup 2+} active center, then, non-radiative Yb-to-Sr electron transfer can occur. All of these features allow to interpret consistently available photoconductivity experiments in these materials, including the modulation of the photoconductivity by the absorption spectrum, the differences in photoconductivity thresholds observed in both hosts, and the peculiar photosensitivity observed in the SrF{sub 2} host, associated with the lowest 4f–5d band.

  9. Fidelity of the Sr/Ca proxy in recording ocean temperature in the western Atlantic coral Siderastrea siderea

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    Kuffner, Ilsa B.; Roberts, Kelsey E.; Flannery, Jennifer A.; Morrison, Jennifer M.; Richey, Julie

    2017-01-01

    Massive corals provide a useful archive of environmental variability, but careful testing of geochemical proxies in corals is necessary to validate the relationship between each proxy and environmental parameter throughout the full range of conditions experienced by the recording organisms. Here we use samples from a coral-growth study to test the hypothesis that Sr/Ca in the coral Siderastrea siderea accurately records sea-surface temperature (SST) in the subtropics (Florida, USA) along 350 km of reef tract. We test calcification rate, measured via buoyant weight, and linear extension (LE) rate, estimated with Alizarin Red-S staining, as predictors of variance in the Sr/Ca records of 39 individual S. siderea corals grown at four outer-reef locations next to in-situ temperature loggers during two, year-long periods. We found that corals with calcification rates mean annual temperature across three sites spanning 350 km of the Florida reef tract. However, there was some evidence that extreme temperature stress in 2010 (cold snap) and 2011 (SST above coral-bleaching threshold) may have caused the corals not to record the temperature extremes. Known stress events could be avoided during modern calibrations of paleoproxies.

  10. The effect of silver doping on the critical current density of Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O ceramic superconductor

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    Zargar Shoushtari, M.; Bahrami, Amir; Farbod, Mansoor [Department of Physics, College of Science, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz (Iran)

    2006-09-15

    In this research, the effect of silver doping on Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} ceramic superconductor has been investigated. The solid-state reaction method and two different silver doping methods has been used, namely, doping during making processes of samples (batch 1) and doping after making Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} superconductor (batch 2). We observed that by adding silver to BPSCCO compound, partial melting temperature of the compound is decreased. The critical current density (J{sub c}) in both batches is affected by Ag doping. The investigation of SEM images of samples has shown that the all surfaces of the samples are porous and the grains are plate like. It seems that the BPSCCO grains in batch 1 samples are coated with silver but in the samples of batch 2, the silver also sits between the BPSCCO grains. The XRD patterns studies indicated that the silver peaks form separate phase and also by adding silver to BSCCO, the BPSCCO peaks do not show considerable shift. (copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  11. The k-space origins of scattering in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x.

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    Alldredge, Jacob W; Calleja, Eduardo M; Dai, Jixia; Eisaki, H; Uchida, S; McElroy, Kyle

    2013-08-21

    We demonstrate a general, computer automated procedure that inverts the reciprocal space scattering data (q-space) that are measured by spectroscopic imaging scanning tunnelling microscopy (SI-STM) in order to determine the momentum space (k-space) scattering structure. This allows a detailed examination of the k-space origins of the quasiparticle interference (QPI) pattern in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x within the theoretical constraints of the joint density of states (JDOS). Our new method allows measurement of the differences between the positive and negative energy dispersions, the gap structure and an energy dependent scattering length scale. Furthermore, it resolves the transition between the dispersive QPI and the checkerboard ([Formula: see text] excitation). We have measured the k-space scattering structure over a wide range of doping (p ∼ 0.22-0.08), including regions where the octet model is not applicable. Our technique allows the complete mapping of the k-space scattering origins of the spatial excitations in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x, which allows for better comparisons between SI-STM and other experimental probes of the band structure. By applying our new technique to such a heavily studied compound, we can validate our new general approach for determining the k-space scattering origins from SI-STM data.

  12. Juxtaglomerular cell CaSR stimulation decreases renin release via activation of the PLC/IP(3) pathway and the ryanodine receptor.

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    Ortiz-Capisano, M Cecilia; Reddy, Mahendranath; Mendez, Mariela; Garvin, Jeffrey L; Beierwaltes, William H

    2013-02-01

    The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G-coupled protein expressed in renal juxtaglomerular (JG) cells. Its activation stimulates calcium-mediated decreases in cAMP content and inhibits renin release. The postreceptor pathway for the CaSR in JG cells is unknown. In parathyroids, CaSR acts through G(q) and/or G(i). Activation of G(q) stimulates phospholipase C (PLC), and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)), releasing calcium from intracellular stores. G(i) stimulation inhibits cAMP formation. In afferent arterioles, the ryanodine receptor (RyR) enhances release of stored calcium. We hypothesized JG cell CaSR activation inhibits renin via the PLC/IP(3) and also RyR activation, increasing intracellular calcium, suppressing cAMP formation, and inhibiting renin release. Renin release from primary cultures of isolated mouse JG cells (n = 10) was measured. The CaSR agonist cinacalcet decreased renin release 56 ± 7% of control (P PLC inhibitor U73122 reversed cinacalcet inhibition of renin (104 ± 11% of control). The IP(3) inhibitor 2-APB also reversed inhibition of renin from 56 ± 6 to 104 ± 11% of control (P PLC/IP(3) pathway, activating RyR, increasing intracellular calcium, and resulting in calcium-mediated renin inhibition.

  13. The Crystal Structure and Magnetic Behavior of Quinary Osmate and Ruthenate Double Perovskites LaABB'O6(A = Ca, Sr; B = Co, Ni; B' = Ru, Os).

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    Morrow, Ryan; McGuire, Michael A; Yan, Jiaqiang; Woodward, Patrick M

    2018-02-23

    Six LaABB'O 6 (A = Ca, Sr; B = Co, Ni; B' = Ru, Os) double perovskites were synthesized, several for the first time, and their crystal structures and magnetic behavior were characterized with neutron powder diffraction and direct-current and alternating-current magnetometry. All six compounds crystallize with P2 1 /n space group symmetry, resulting from a - a - c + octahedral tilting and complete rock salt ordering of transition-metal ions. Despite the electronic configurations of the transition-metal ions, either d 8 -d 3 or d 7 -d 3 , not one of the six compounds shows ferromagnetism as predicted by the Goodenough-Kanamori rules. LaSrNiOsO 6 , LaSrNiRuO 6 , and LaCaNiRuO 6 display long-range antiferromagnetic order, while LaCaNiOsO 6 , LaCaCoOsO 6 , and LaSrCoOsO 6 exhibit spin-glass behavior. These compounds are compared to the previously studied LaCaCoRuO 6 and LaSrCoRuO 6 , both of which order antiferromagnetically. The observed variations in magnetic properties can be attributed largely to the response of competing superexchange pathways due to changes in B-O-B' bond angles, differences in the radial extent of the 4d (B' = Ru) and 5d (B' = Os) orbitals, and filling of the t 2g orbitals of the 3d ion.

  14. Juxtaglomerular cell CaSR stimulation decreases renin release via activation of the PLC/IP3 pathway and the ryanodine receptor

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    Ortiz-Capisano, M. Cecilia; Reddy, Mahendranath; Mendez, Mariela; Garvin, Jeffrey L.

    2013-01-01

    The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G-coupled protein expressed in renal juxtaglomerular (JG) cells. Its activation stimulates calcium-mediated decreases in cAMP content and inhibits renin release. The postreceptor pathway for the CaSR in JG cells is unknown. In parathyroids, CaSR acts through Gq and/or Gi. Activation of Gq stimulates phospholipase C (PLC), and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3), releasing calcium from intracellular stores. Gi stimulation inhibits cAMP formation. In afferent arterioles, the ryanodine receptor (RyR) enhances release of stored calcium. We hypothesized JG cell CaSR activation inhibits renin via the PLC/IP3 and also RyR activation, increasing intracellular calcium, suppressing cAMP formation, and inhibiting renin release. Renin release from primary cultures of isolated mouse JG cells (n = 10) was measured. The CaSR agonist cinacalcet decreased renin release 56 ± 7% of control (P renin (104 ± 11% of control). The IP3 inhibitor 2-APB also reversed inhibition of renin from 56 ± 6 to 104 ± 11% of control (P renin from 61 ± 8 to 118 ± 22% of control (P renin inhibition (65 ± 12 to 41 ± 8% of control, P renin inhibition. PMID:23220722

  15. Synthesis, crystal structure, and TEM analysis of Sr19Li44 and Sr3Li2: a reinvestigation of the Sr-Li phase diagram.

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    Smetana, Volodymyr; Kienle, Lorenz; Duppel, Viola; Simon, Arndt

    2015-02-02

    Two intermetallic phases in the Sr-Li system have been synthesized and structurally characterized. According to single-crystal X-ray diffraction data, Sr(19)Li(44) and Sr(3)Li(2) crystallize with tetragonal unit cells (Sr(19)Li(44), I-42d, a = 15.9122(7) Å, c = 31.831(2) Å, Z = 4, V = 8059(2) Å(3); Sr(3)Li(2), P42/mnm, a = 9.803(1) Å, c = 8.784(2) Å, Z = 4, V = 844.2(2) Å(3)). The first compound is isostructural with the recently discovered Ba(19)Li(44). Sr in Sr(19)Li(44) can be fully replaced by Ba with no changes to the crystal structure, whereas the substitution of Sr by Ca is only possible within a limited concentration range. Sr(3)Li(2) can be assigned to the Al(2)Zr(3) structure type. The crystal structure determination of Sr(19)Li(44) was complicated by multiple twinning. As an experimental highlight, an electron microscopy investigation of the highly moisture- and electron-beam-sensitive crystals was performed, enabling high-resolution imaging of the defect structure.

  16. Thin CaSO{sub 4}:Dy thermoluminescent dosimeters for calibration of {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y applicators

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    Antonio, Patricia L. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Oliveira, Mercia L. [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Luis Freire, 200, 50740-540, Recife, PE (Brazil); Caldas, Linda V.E., E-mail: lcaldas@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2012-04-15

    Clinical applicators are used in brachytherapy to treat superficial lesions of skin and eye. They should be periodically calibrated according to quality control programs and international recommendations. Thin CaSO{sub 4}:Dy thermoluminescent dosimeters were used to calibrate various applicators with a dermatological applicator as a reference. The obtained absorbed dose rates were compared with those quoted in their calibration certificates. Depth-dose curves were constructed for all the applicators. A mail dosimetry system was developed for calibration of clinical applicators. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Absorbed dose rates were obtained for {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y applicators using CaSO{sub 4}:Dy pellets. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Depth-dose curves were obtained for all studied applicators. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CaSO{sub 4}:Dy dosimeters presented satisfactory results in all realized tests. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A mail dosimetry system was developed with CaSO{sub 4}:Dy pellets.

  17. Thermal exposure effects on the in vitro degradation and mechanical properties of Mg-Sr and Mg-Ca-Sr biodegradable implant alloys and the role of the microstructure.

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    Bornapour, M; Celikin, M; Pekguleryuz, M

    2015-01-01

    Magnesium is an attractive biodegradable material for medical applications due to its non-toxicity, low density and good mechanical properties. The fast degradation rate of magnesium can be tailored using alloy design. The combined addition of Sr and Ca results in a good combination of mechanical and corrosion properties; the alloy compositions with the best performance are Mg-0.5Sr and Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca. In this study, we investigated an important effect, namely thermal treatment (at 400 °C), on alloy properties. The bio-corrosion of the alloys was analyzed via in vitro corrosion tests in simulated body fluid (SBF); the mechanical properties were studied through tensile, compression and three-point bending tests in two alloy conditions, as-cast and heat-treated. We showed that 8h of heat treatment increases the corrosion rate of Mg-0.5Sr very rapidly and decreases its mechanical strength. The same treatment does not significantly change the properties of Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca. An in-depth microstructural investigation via transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron probe micro-analysis and X-ray diffraction elucidated the effects of the thermal exposure. Microstructural characterization revealed that Mg-0.3Sr-0.3Ca has a new intermetallic phase that is stable after 8h of thermal treatment. Longer thermal exposure (24h) leads to the dissolution of this phase and to its gradual transformation to the equilibrium phase Mg17Sr2, as well as to a loss of mechanical and corrosion properties. The ternary alloy shows better thermal stability than the binary alloy, but the manufacturing processes should aim to not exceed exposure to high temperatures (400 °C) for prolonged periods (over 24 h). Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Ca, Sr, Mo and U isotopes evidence ocean acidification and deoxygenation during the Late Permian mass extinction

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    Silva-Tamayo, Juan Carlos; Payne, Jon; Wignall, Paul; Newton, Rob; Eisenhauer, Anton; Weyer, Stenfan; Neubert, Nadja; Lau, Kim; Maher, Kate; Paytan, Adina; Lehrmann, Dan; Altiner, Demir; Yu, Meiyi

    2014-05-01

    The most catastrophic extinction event in the history of animal life occurred at the end of the Permian Period, ca. 252 Mya. Ocean acidification and global oceanic euxinia have each been proposed as causes of this biotic crisis, but the magnitude and timing of change in global ocean chemistry remains poorly constrained. Here we use multiple isotope systems - Ca, Sr, Mo and U - measured from well dated Upper Permian- Lower Triassic sedimentary sections to better constrain the magnitude and timing of change in ocean chemistry and the effects of ocean acidification and de-oxygenation through this interval. All the investigated carbonate successions (Turkey, Italy and China) exhibit decreasing δ44/40Ca compositions, from ~-1.4‰ to -2.0‰ in the interval preceding the main extinction. These values remain low during most of the Griesbachian, to finally return to -1.4‰ in the middle Dienerian. The limestone succession from southern Turkey also displays a major decrease in the δ88/86Sr values from 0.45‰ to 0.3‰ before the extinction. These values remain low during the Griesbachian and finally increase to 0.55‰ by the middle Dienerian. The paired negative anomalies on the carbonate δ44/40Ca and δ88/86Sr suggest a decrease in the carbonate precipitation and thus an episode of ocean acidification coincident with the major biotic crisis. The Mo and U isotope records also exhibit significant rapid negative anomalies at the onset of the main extinction interval, suggesting rapid expansion of anoxic and euxinic marine bottom waters during the extinction interval. The rapidity of the isotope excursions in Mo and U suggests substantially reduced residence times of these elements in seawater relative to the modern, consistent with expectations for a time of widespread anoxia. The large C-isotope variability within Lower Triassic rocks, which is similar to that of the Lower-Middle Cambrian, may reflect biologically controlled perturbations of the oceanic carbon cycle

  19. Relaxor behavior of CaxBa1-xNb2O6 (0.18≤x≤0.35) tuned by Ca/Ba ratio and investigated by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

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    Pandey, Chandra Shekhar; Schreuer, Jürgen; Burianek, Manfred; Mühlberg, Manfred

    2013-03-01

    Dependence of relaxor behavior of incompletely filled tetragonal tungsten bronze uniaxial relaxor ferroelectric calcium barium niobate (CaxBa1-xNb2O6, CBN-x) on its composition was investigated by varying Ca/Ba ratio (0.18 ≤ x ≤ 0.35) and studying its thermal and elastic properties. Recently, we have reported the relaxor behavior CBN-28 with the evidence of the existence of the Burns temperature TB, and the intermediate characteristic temperature T* [Pandey , Phys. Rev. BPRBMDO1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.84.174102 84, 174102 (2011)]. In this work, we show that the dynamics of polar nanoregions (and hence the relaxor behavior) strongly varies with the Ca/Ba ratio. Evidence is found for a more pronounced relaxor behavior with increasing x. The Curie temperature and the Burns temperature are also very sensitive to the composition, whereas the characteristic temperature T* appears unaffected from the Ca/Ba ratio. The bonding interaction has been explained on the basis of bulk modulus, Poisson's ratio, and deviation from Cauchy relations. Presented results open the perspective to understand the variation of relaxor behavior of CBN-x (˜0.18≤x≤˜0.35) above Curie temperature.

  20. Electric field modulated conduction mechanism in Al/BaTiO3/La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 heterostructures

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    Zheng, Dongxing

    2017-08-08

    Mediating a metastable state is a promising way to achieve a giant modulation of physical properties in artificial heterostructures. A metastable state La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO) layer suffering tensile strain was grown on MgO substrates. Incorporating with the ferroelectric BaTiO3 (BTO) layer, an accumulation or depletion state controlled by electric fields can be formed at the BTO/LSMO interface, which drives a switching of the conduction mechanism between space charge limited conduction and Poole-Frenkel emission, corresponding to the low and high resistance states. Our results lighten an effective way for electric-field modulated resistance states in multiferroic magnetoelectric devices.

  1. Trace element geochemistry (Li, Ba, Sr, and Rb) using Curiosity's ChemCam: early results for Gale crater from Bradbury Landing Site to Rocknest

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    Ollila, Ann M.; Newsom, Horton E.; Clark, Benton; Wiens, Roger C.; Cousin, Agnes; Blank, Jen G.; Mangold, Nicolas; Sautter, Violaine; Maurice, Sylvestre; Clegg, Samuel M.; Gasnault, Olivier; Forni, Olivier; Tokar, Robert; Lewin, Eric; Dyar, M. Darby; Lasue, Jeremie; Anderson, Ryan; McLennan, Scott M.; Bridges, John; Vaniman, Dave; Lanza, Nina; Fabre, Cecile; Melikechi, Noureddine; Perett, Glynis M.; Campbell, John L.; King, Penelope L.; Barraclough, Bruce; Delapp, Dorothea; Johnstone, Stephen; Meslin, Pierre-Yves; Rosen-Gooding, Anya; Williams, Josh

    2014-01-01

    The ChemCam instrument package on the Mars rover, Curiosity, provides new capabilities to probe the abundances of certain trace elements in the rocks and soils on Mars using the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique. We focus on detecting and quantifying Li, Ba, Rb, and Sr in targets analyzed during the first 100 sols, from Bradbury Landing Site to Rocknest. Univariate peak area models and multivariate partial least squares models are presented. Li, detected for the first time directly on Mars, is generally low (100 ppm and >1000 ppm, respectively. These analysis locations tend to have high Si and alkali abundances, consistent with a feldspar composition. Together, these trace element observations provide possible evidence of magma differentiation and aqueous alteration.

  2. Electric field modulated conduction mechanism in Al/BaTiO3/La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 heterostructures

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    Zheng, Dongxing; Li, Dong; Gong, Junlu; Jin, Chao; Li, Peng; Zhang, Xixiang; Bai, Haili

    2017-08-01

    Mediating a metastable state is a promising way to achieve a giant modulation of physical properties in artificial heterostructures. A metastable state La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO) layer suffering tensile strain was grown on MgO substrates. Incorporating with the ferroelectric BaTiO3 (BTO) layer, an accumulation or depletion state controlled by electric fields can be formed at the BTO/LSMO interface, which drives a switching of the conduction mechanism between space charge limited conduction and Poole-Frenkel emission, corresponding to the low and high resistance states. Our results lighten an effective way for electric-field modulated resistance states in multiferroic magnetoelectric devices.

  3. Misfit strain relaxation in (Ba0.60Sr0.40)TiO3 epitaxial thin films on orthorhombic NdGaO3 substrates

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    Simon, W. K.; Akdogan, E. K.; Safari, A.

    2006-07-01

    Strain relaxation in (Ba0.60Sr0.40)TiO3 (BST) thin films on ⟨110⟩ orthorhombic NdGaO3 substrates is investigated by x-ray diffractometry. Pole figure analysis indicates a [010]BST∥[1¯10]NGO and [001]BST∥[001]NGO in-plane and [100]BST∥[100]NGO out-of-plane epitaxial relationship. The residual strains are relaxed at h ˜200nm, and for h >600nm, films are essentially strain free. Two independent dislocations mechanisms operate to relieve the anisotropic misfit strains along the principal directions. The critical thickness for misfit dislocation formation along [001] and [010] are 11 and 15nm, respectively. Stress analysis indicates deviation from linear elasticity for h <200. The films with 10

  4. Effect of misfit strains on fourth and sixth order permittivity in (Ba0.60,Sr0.40)TiO3 films on orthorhombic substrates

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    Simon, W. K.; Akdogan, E. K.; Safari, A.; Bellotti, J.

    2006-03-01

    The in-plane dielectric response of [110] oriented Ba0.60Sr0.40TiO3 epitaxial films grown on [100] NdGaO3 is used to determine the field induced polarization at 10GHz. The nonlinear polarization curve is used to determine the linear and nonlinear permittivity terms for the in-plane principal directions, [001] and [1¯10]. Studied films are in the thickness range of 75-1200nm, and clearly show the influences that drive tunability down with increasing residual strain. The variation of the tunability, along the [001] direction, proves to be less sensitive to residual strain then the [1¯10] direction, although [1¯10] is capable of greater tunability at low residual strains.

  5. Flexoelectric Induced Caloric Effect in Truncated Pyramid Shaped Ba0.67Sr0.33TiO3 Ferroelectric Material

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    Patel, Satyanarayan; Chauhan, Aditya; Madhar, Niyaz Ahamad; Ilahi, Bouraoui; Vaish, Rahul

    2017-07-01

    Solid state refrigeration based on ferroelectric materials can potentially be competing in not-in-kind refrigeration technology. However, their functionality is currently limited to Curie temperatures. Through this article, authors have attempted to describe an unexplored component of the stress-driven caloric effect, obtainable beyond the Curie point. The phenomenon, termed as the flexocaloric effect (FCE), relies on inhomogeneous straining of the crystal lattice to induce polarization in centrosymmetric crystals (flexoelectricity). For this study, a truncated pyramid geometry was selected, and the dependence of sample height on caloric capacity was studied. A peak temperature change of 1.75 K (313 K) was estimated for Ba0.67Sr0.33TiO3 (BST) ceramics employing a truncated pyramid configuration.

  6. Induced Ti magnetization at La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 and BaTiO3 interfaces

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    Full Text Available In artificial multiferroics hybrids consisting of ferromagnetic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO and ferroelectric BaTiO3 epitaxial layers, net Ti moments are found from polarized resonant soft x-ray reflectivity and absorption. The Ti dichroic reflectivity follows the Mn signal during the magnetization reversal, indicating exchange coupling between the Ti and Mn ions. However, the Ti dichroic reflectivity shows stronger temperature dependence than the Mn dichroic signal. Besides a reduced ferromagnetic exchange coupling in the interfacial LSMO layer, this may also be attributed to a weak Ti-Mn exchange coupling that is insufficient to overcome the thermal energy at elevated temperatures.

  7. Thermo-optic properties of epitaxial Sr0.6Ba0.4Nb2O6 waveguides and their application as optical modulator.

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    Liu, Wen Chao; Mak, Chee Leung; Wong, Kin Hung

    2009-08-03

    A prism-coupler technique was introduced to determine the refractive indices and thermo-optic coefficients of epitaxial Sr(0.6)Ba(0.4)Nb(2)O(6) (SBN) waveguides, in a temperature range covering the ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition. A strong enhancement in the TO coefficient is observed near T(c). This strong enhancement is related to the critical change of the polarization. The values of dn(e)/dT are significantly larger than dn(o)/dT due to the larger quadratic electro-optic coefficient in TM polarization. In TM mode, the refractive index of SBN is increased by 1.3% as the temperature is increased to 160 degrees C. Our results suggest that SBN waveguide is a potential candidate for thermo-optic modulators and switches.

  8. Photoluminescence Properties of Na+(Ba2+) and Nb5+(P5+)-Doped Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8 Phosphors

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    Mu, Jing Jing; Zheng, Gan Hong; Dai, Zhen Xiang; Zhang, Lin Yun; Zhu, Ya Nan

    2016-07-01

    A series of Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: xNa+( yBa2+) and Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: zNb5+(mP5+) phosphors are synthesized by solid-state reaction method and the photoluminescence (PL) properties are investigated. All phosphors exhibit bright red emission centered at ˜619 nm. Na+ and Ba2+, as the sensitizers for the luminescence of Eu3+, are found to improve significantly the PL intensity of these phosphors. For the Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: xNa+( yBa2+) samples, the emission intensity increases with Na+(Ba2+) doping, and the strongest intensity is achieved in the case when x is 0.09 and y is 0.15. The introduction of Nb(P)O4 3- reduces the non-radiative energy transfer between neighboring VO4 3- and results in the energy transfer between VO4 3- and Eu3+, and eventually leads to the enhancement of Eu3+ emission. Comparing the doping effect of between Na and Ba, and the effect between Nb and P, respectively, it is found that both Na and P doping largely tend to improve the emission intensity. The relevant mechanisms have been discussed.

  9. Infield superconductivity of carbon nanotubes-Cu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Ca2Cu3O10−δ superconductor composites

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    Mumtaz, M; Hussain, Ghulam; Rabbani, M. W; Waqee-ur-Rehman, M; Qasim, Irfan; Jabbar, Abdul; Khan, Nawazish A

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the infield superconducting properties of carbon nanotubes-Cu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Ca2Cu3O10−δ superconductor {(CNTs)x-(CuTl-1223)}; x = 0∼7 wt.% composites. The zero resistivity critical temperature...

  10. Single Phase Melt Processed Powellite (Ba,Ca) MoO{sub 4} For The Immobilization Of Mo-Rich Nuclear Waste

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    Brinkman, Kyle [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States); Marra, James [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States); Fox, Kevin [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States); Reppert, Jason [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States); Crum, Jarrod [Paci fic Northwest National Laboratory , Richland, WA (United States); Tang, Ming [Los Alamos National Laboratory , Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2012-09-17

    Crystalline and glass composite materials are currently being investigated for the immobilization of combined High Level Waste (HLW) streams resulting from potential commercial fuel reprocessing scenarios. Several of these potential waste streams contain elevated levels of transition metal elements such as molybdenum (Mo). Molybdenum has limited solubility in typical silicate glasses used for nuclear waste immobilization. Under certain chemical and controlled cooling conditions, a powellite (Ba,Ca)MoO{sub 4} crystalline structure can be formed by reaction with alkaline earth elements. In this study, single phase BaMoO{sub 4} and CaMoO{sub 4} were formed from carbonate and oxide precursors demonstrating the viability of Mo incorporation into glass, crystalline or glass composite materials by a melt and crystallization process. X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence, and Raman spectroscopy indicated a long range ordered crystalline structure. In-situ electron irradiation studies indicated that both CaMoO{sub 4} and BaMoO{sub 4} powellite phases exhibit radiation stability up to 1000 years at anticipated doses with a crystalline to amorphous transition observed after 1 X 10{sup 13} Gy. Aqueous durability determined from product consistency tests (PCT) showed low normalized release rates for Ba, Ca, and Mo (<0.05 g/m{sup 2}).

  11. Microstructures and tribological properties of plasma sprayed WC-Co-Cu-BaF 2/CaF 2 self-lubricating wear resistant coatings

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    Yuan, Jianhui; Zhu, Yingchun; Ji, Heng; Zheng, Xuebing; Ruan, Qichao; Niu, Yaran; Liu, Ziwei; Zeng, Yi

    2010-06-01

    A promising WC-Co-Cu-BaF 2/CaF 2 self-lubricating wear resistant coating was deposited via atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) process by using homemade feedstock powders composed of WC-Co, Cu and BaF 2/CaF 2 eutectic. The as-prepared cermet coatings had better frictional behavior comparing with the WC-Co coating. Moreover, the often-occurred decarburization of WC in APS process was noticeably improved due to the binding of copper and BaF 2/CaF 2 phase, which not only offered effective solid lubrication, but also acted as bind phases to mend the microstructure and protected WC from decomposition. The optimized specimen contained 10 wt.% Cu and 10 wt.% BaF 2/CaF 2 in a WC-Co matrix, which had excellent frictional and wear performance. The wear mechanism of the self-lubricating wear resistant coating was discussed with the microstructures, compositions and mechanical properties of the composite materials in detail.

  12. Bulk- and surface-sensitive high-resolution photoemission study of two mott-hubbard systems: SrVO3 and CaVO3.

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    Eguchi, R; Kiss, T; Tsuda, S; Shimojima, T; Mizokami, T; Yokoya, T; Chainani, A; Shin, S; Inoue, I H; Togashi, T; Watanabe, S; Zhang, C Q; Chen, C T; Arita, M; Shimada, K; Namatame, H; Taniguchi, M

    2006-02-24

    We study the electronic structure of Mott-Hubbard systems SrVO3 and CaVO3 with bulk and surface-sensitive high-resolution photoemission spectroscopy, using a vacuum ultraviolet laser, synchrotron radiation, and a discharge lamp (hv = 7-21 eV). A systematic suppression of the density of states (DOS) within approximately 0.2 eV of the Fermi level (EF) is found on decreasing photon energy, i.e., on increasing bulk sensitivity. The coherent band in SrVO3 and CaVO3 is shown to consist of surface and bulk-derived features, separated in energy. The stronger distortion on surface of CaVO3 compared to SrVO3 leads to a higher surface metallicity in the coherent DOS at EF, consistent with recent theory.

  13. The Influence of ENSO/IOD on SST Signal in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi Waters: 27-year-records of Sr/Ca from Porites corals

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    Sri Yudawati Cahyarini

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available DOI:10.17014/ijog.2.1.43-51Indonesia is an interesting and important location for a climate study, because it is located in the centre of a warm pool and adjacent to Pacific and Indian Oceans. Long records of climate data are required from this region to more understand the climate variability and the response of global warming. Geochemical proxies derived from Porites corals are believed to be an excellent climate recorder. Sr/Ca content in Porites corals from Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi shows that seasonal variability of SST is resolved by coral Sr/Ca from this region. The monsoon strongly influences reconstructed SST from coral Sr/Ca. Coral SST shows strong power spectrum at the 2.75 year period. Annual to interannual coral SST signal is stronger than the decadal to interdecadal signal. Both ENSO and IOD influence coral SST at two-month and three-month lags respectively.

  14. The effect of composition on ion release from Ca-Sr-Na-Zn-Si glass bone grafts.

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    Murphy, S; Boyd, D; Moane, S; Bennett, M

    2009-11-01

    Controlled delivery of active ions from biomaterials has become critical in bone regeneration. Some silica-based materials, in particular bioactive glasses, have received much attention due to the ability of their dissolution products to promote cell proliferation, cell differentiation and activate gene expression. However, many of these materials offer little therapeutic potential for diseased tissue. Incorporating trace elements, such as zinc and strontium, known to have beneficial and therapeutic effects on bone may provide a more viable bone graft option for those suffering from metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Rational compositional design may also allow for controlled release of these active ions at desirable dose levels in order to enhance therapeutic efficacy. In this study, six differing compositions of calcium-strontium-sodium-zinc-silicate (Ca-Sr-Na-Zn-Si) glass bone grafts were immersed in pH 7.4 and pH 3 solutions to study the effect of glass composition on zinc and strontium release in a normal and extreme physiological environment. The zinc release levels over 30 days for all zinc-containing glasses in the pH 7.4 solution were 3.0-7.65 ppm. In the more acidic pH 3 environment, the zinc levels were higher (89-750 ppm) than those reported to be beneficial and may produce cytotoxic or negative effects on bone tissue. Strontium levels released from all examined glasses in both pH environments similarly fell within apparent beneficial ranges--7.5-3500 ppm. Glass compositions with identical SrO content but lower ZnO:Na(2)O ratios, showed higher levels of Sr(2+) release. Whereas, zinc release from zinc-containing glasses appeared related to ZnO compositional content. Sustainable strontium and zinc release was seen in the pH 7.4 environment up to day 7. These results indicate that the examined Ca-Sr-Na-Zn-Si glass compositions show good potential as therapeutic bone grafts, and that the graft composition can be tailored to allow therapeutic

  15. Preparation and characterization of Eu 3 activated CaSiO3,(CaA ...

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    Eu3+ activated CaSiO3, (Ca, Ba) SiO3 and (Ca, Sr) SiO3 have been prepared by sol–gel technique. Residual solvent and organic contents in the gel were removed by firing at 100°C for 3–4 h at 300 and 600°C for 2 h. Small exothermic shoulder around 850 to 875°C, as observed in DTA curve, corresponds to crystallization ...

  16. Epitaxial growth of Sr(x)TiO(y) and fabrication of EuBa2Cu3O(7-delta)/Sr(x)TiO(y)/Pb tunnel junctions

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    Michikami, Osamu; Asahi, Masayoshi

    1991-03-01

    Thin films deposited from an SrTiO3 (STO) target using rf magnetron sputtering were examined. The Sr(1.6)TiO(y) films with perovskitelike structure grew epitaxially at substrate temperatures above 500 C. The trilayered films of EuBa2Cu3O7(EBCO)/STO/EBCO were desposited epitaxially on STO(110) substrated, but partial polycrystal growth in the EBCO film of the third layer was observed. In view of this result, EBCO(110)/STO(110)/Pb tunnel junctions were produced on STO(110) substrates. The I-V characteristics of junctions with an Rnn of 10 ohms showed a gap opening at a bias voltage of about 10 mV, a clear gap structure at 2.5 mV, and Rj/Rnn = 12.4 below 2.5 mV. The low-energy gap below 2.5 mV was caused by the deterioration of the EBCO base electrodes due to the junction fabrication process. The large Rj/Rnn suggests that an STO epitaxial ultrathin film can be a good low-leakage barrier. On the other hand, lower resistance junctions showed the development of a supercurrent at zero bias.

  17. Optical properties of CaSrSiO4:Eu2+ phosphors prepared by using a solid-state reaction method for white light-emitting diodes

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    Kwon, Bong-Joon; Gandhi, Sakthivel; Woo, Hyun-Joo; Cho, Kyungmi; Lee, Ho Sueb; Jang, Kiwan; Shin, Dong-Soo; Jeong, Jung Hyun

    2015-08-01

    We have studied the optical properties of CaSrSiO4:Eu2+ phosphors synthesized by using the conventional solid-state reaction method and the role of Eu3+ minority ions in those phosphors. The maximum photoluminescence integrated peak intensity was observed for the Ca1- x Sr1- x SiO4:2 xEu2+ (2 x = 0.0050) phosphor. A red shift of 3 nm from 510 to 513 nm in the emission wavelength of the CaSrSiO4:Eu2+ phosphors was observed with increasing Eu concentration. Under an excitation of 244 nm, the Ca1- x Sr1- x SiO4:2 xEu2+ (2 x = 0.0050) phosphor showed a broad emission band at about 515 nm due to the 4 f 65 d 1 → 4 f 7 transition of the Eu2+ and small sharp peaks at about 594, 612, and 701 nm corresponding to the 5 D 0-7 F J transitions of Eu3+. The existence of Eu3+ minority ions in the phosphor resulted in a broader full width at half maximum in the emission of the phosphor at the excitation wavelength of 390 ~ 400 nm, even at low Eu concentration. The white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were fabricated by using the CaSrSiO4:Eu2+ phosphors and 400-nm GaN-based LED chips and exhibited a high color rendering index of ~ 95 and correlated color temperature of ~ 5370 K. The broad emissions of the CaSrSiO4:Eu2+ phosphors combined with the GaN-based LED chips are suitable for the realization of white LEDs.

  18. Near infrared fluorescence and energy transfer in Ce/Nd Co-doped Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}S

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    Meng Jianxin, E-mail: tmjx@jnu.edu.c [Institute of Nanochemistry, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China); Department of Chemistry, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China); Wan Wenjiao; Fan Lili; Yang Chuangtao; Chen Qingqing [Department of Chemistry, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China); Cao Liwei; Man Shiqing [Institute of Nanochemistry, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China)

    2011-01-15

    Novel near infrared (NIR) phosphors Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}S:Ce{sup 3+},Nd{sup 3+} were synthesized by a solid state reaction. The NIR emission was realized through an efficient absorption by the allowed 4f-5d transition of Ce{sup 3+} and efficient energy transfer to Nd{sup 3+} via well-matched energy levels. Ce{sup 3+} and Nd{sup 3+} content in CaS/SrS was optimized. It was found that CaS:Ce{sup 3+},Nd{sup 3+} gave much stronger NIR emission than that of SrS:Ce{sup 3+},Nd{sup 3+}. Further studies on Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}S:Ce{sup 3+},Nd{sup 3+} indicated that both visible emission of Ce{sup 3+} and NIR emission of Nd{sup 3+} were observably affected by Ca/Sr ratio. The energy transfer efficiency, which can be estimated from fluorescence lifetime of Ce{sup 3+}, increased from 52% to 74% for the Ca{sub x}Sr{sub 1-x}S:Ce{sup 3+},Nd{sup 3+} (x=0 to 1) series, accompanied with a shift of maximal emission wavelength of Ce{sup 3+} from 482 to 505 nm. The results showed that overlap between emission spectrum of Ce{sup 3+} and excitation spectrum of Nd{sup 3+} plays an important role in the energy transfer efficiency, and Ce{sup 3+} emitting in green or blue-greenish region sensitized the Nd{sup 3+} NIR fluorescence emission more efficiently than that in blue region.

  19. Effects of A-site composition and oxygen nonstoichiometry on the thermodynamic stability of compounds in the Ba-Sr-Co-Fe-O system

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    Tanasescu, Speranta; Yáng, Zhèn; Martynczuk, Julia; Varazashvili, Vera; Maxim, Florentina; Teodorescu, Florina; Botea, Alina; Totir, Nicolae; Gauckler, Ludwig J.

    2013-04-01

    The thermodynamic stability of the perovskite-type oxides in the BaxSr1-xCo0.8Fe0.2O3-δ (BSCF) system was investigated with varying Ba:Sr ratios (x=0.2, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8) and correlated with the charge compensation mechanism and the change in the oxygen stoichiometry of the materials. Thermodynamic properties represented by the relative partial molar free energies, enthalpies and entropies of oxygen dissolution in the perovskite phase, as well as the equilibrium partial pressures of oxygen have been obtained in the temperature range of 823-1273 K using solid electrolyte electrochemical cells (EMF) method. The influence of the oxygen stoichiometry change on the thermodynamic properties was examined using a coulometric titration technique coupled with EMF measurements. The temperature dependence of enthalpy increment (HT-H298) in the temperature range of 700-900 K was measured by drop calorimetry. The energetic parameters allow for the correlation of the structural and electrical stability with the defect structures.

  20. Study of the optical conductivity of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} material

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    Bhuiyan, E.H., E-mail: hoque.phy@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Jagannath University, 9-10, Chittaranjan Avenue, Dhaka 1100 (Bangladesh); Presenza-Pitman, G. [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A7 (Canada); Azzouz, M. [Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6 (Canada)

    2012-02-15

    We studied the optical conductivity of the Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} materials in the normal state as well as in the superconducting state as a function of temperature and doping within the rotating antiferromagnetism theory (RAFT) using the Marginal Fermi Liquid (MFL) ansatz for self-energy. The optical conductivity is calculated using Nambu formalism and Kubo's formula. Experimental data for Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} are discussed.

  1. Sr/Ca sensitivity to aragonite saturation state in cultured subsamples from a single colony of coral: Mechanism of biomineralization during ocean acidification

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    Gagnon, Alexander C.; Adkins, Jess F.; Erez, Jonathan; Eiler, John M.; Guan, Yunbin

    2013-01-01

    Using a new and rapid NanoSIMS-based method, we quantified the sensitivity of skeletal Sr/Ca in coral to the aragonite saturation state of seawater (Ω_(SW)). Skeletal Sr/Ca is a common proxy for temperature while Ω_(SW) is a parameter that varied in the past ocean and is predicted to change with continued ocean acidification. Five adult branches of the surface coral Stylophora pistillata were grown at different Ω_(SW) from 2.7 to 4.9 (pH of 7.9–8.5) but at a constant temperature of 25 °C. Des...

  2. Synthesis, characterization and optical properties of ATiO{sub 3}–Pr thin films prepared by a photochemical method (where A = Ba and Ca)

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    Cabello, G., E-mail: gerardocabelloguzman@hotmail.com [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chillán (Chile); Lillo, L.; Caro, C.; Seguel, M. [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chillán (Chile); Buono-Core, G.E.; Huentupil, Y. [Instituto de Química, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso (Chile); Chornik, B. [Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8370415 (Chile); Carrasco, C.; Rodríguez, C.A. [Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Concepción, Edmundo Larenas 270, Concepción (Chile)

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • A method of photochemical deposition has been used to the preparation of (Ba,Ca)TiO{sub 3} thin films doped Pr(III). • The (Ba,Ca)TiO{sub 3}/Pr(III) films under 375 nm excitation shows emissions attributable to {sup 1}D{sub 2} → {sup 3}H{sub 4} transition of Pr ion. • These PL signals decreased above 10 mol% of Pr(III). • Analysis suggests the presence of intermediate energy levels in the band gap influences in the PL processes. - Abstract: This article reports the characterization and optical properties of (Ba,Ca)TiO{sub 3} thin films doped with Pr at different proportions (0–15 mol%). The films were deposited on Si (1 0 0) and quartz substrates using a photochemical method and post-annealed at 900 °C. The evaluation of photo-reactivity of the precursor complexes was monitored by UV–vis and FT-IR spectroscopy. The obtained films were characterized by X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results indicate that Ba, Ca, Ti, O and Pr are present in the form of perovskite. Under UV light excitation (375 nm) the (Ba,Ca)TiO{sub 3}–Pr films show the characteristic emissions ascribed to {sup 1}D{sub 2} → {sup 3}H{sub 4} transition of Pr{sup 3+} ion. The optical measurements show the presence of intermediate energy levels in the band gap which influence the emission processes.

  3. Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ–La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ Composite Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

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    Mosiałek M.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Composite cathodes contain Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ and La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ were tested in different configuration for achieving cathode of area specific resistance lower than Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ and La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ cathodes. Electrodes were screen printed on samaria-doped ceria electrolyte half-discs and tested in the three electrode setup by the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Microstructure was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The lowest area specific resistance 0.46 and 2.77 Ω cm−2 at 700 °C and 600 °C respectively revealed composite cathode contain Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ and La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3–δ in 1:1 weight ratio. The area specific resistance of this cathode is characterized by the lowest activation energy among tested cathodes.

  4. Contamination of terrestrial gastropods, Helix aspersa maxima, with 137Cs, 85Sr, 133Ba and 123mTe by direct, trophic and combined pathways.

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    Madoz-Escande, C; Simon, O

    2006-01-01

    (137)Cs, (85)Sr, (133)Ba and (123m)Te contaminations of terrestrial gastropods, Helix aspersa maxima, by direct deposition, labelled food ingestion or combined (trophic and direct pathways) exposure were carried out under laboratory conditions. The aim of this study was to compare the three contamination pathways: direct, trophic and combined, in terms of individual mortality, radionuclide uptake, depuration and distribution in the tissues. An initial group of 30 snails (2 years old) was exposed to radioactive aerosols during a 20-h period. These aerosols were assumed to be representative of those that would be released during a nuclear accident occurring in a PWR. A second group of 50 snails (same age) was submitted to an ingestion of commercial food contaminated by the same aerosols, twice a week for 21 days (flour at a feeding rate of about 0.2g). A third group of 40 snails was submitted to a combined exposure: exposure to radioactive aerosols (20h), followed by ingestion of flour contaminated by the same aerosols, twice a week for 21 days. No significant difference between the three groups and a reference group of 10 snails was observed, neither in growth nor in mortality. Concerning the direct pathway, at the end of direct deposition (about 1 day after the beginning), cesium was the most bioavailable element, distributed rather homogeneously throughout the whole body (13% of the total Cs in all organs excepting the digestive system and 28% in the muscle). Strontium was measured in the shell (about 70%). Barium was found in the muscle (20%) and in the shell (65%). Tellurium was mainly present in the shell (70%) and in the digestive system (20%). After 21 days of depuration, the faeces eliminated 42% of the Te. As for contamination by ingestion, Te mainly accumulated in the digestive system (72% of Te present in the total body), Ba accumulated in the muscle (75%) and Sr in the shell (70%). Concerning contamination by combined pathways, at the end of the 21-day

  5. Oxide meets silicide. Synthesis and single-crystal structure of Ca{sub 21}SrSi{sub 24}O{sub 2}

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    Reckeweg, Olaf; DiSalvo, Francis J. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

    2017-06-01

    A few black, rectangular thin plates of Ca{sub 21}SrSi{sub 24}O{sub 2} were obtained by serendipity in a solid-state reaction of calcium metal, strontium chloride and silicon powder at 1200 K for 2 days designed to produce 'Ca{sub 2}SrCl{sub 2}[Si{sub 3}]'. The title compound forms next to some CaSi and some remaining educts. Ca{sub 21}SrSi{sub 24}O{sub 2} crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/m (no. 12) with unit cell parameters of a=1895.2(2), b=450.63(5) and c=1397.33(18) pm and β=112.008(7) (Z=1). The title compound shows planar, eight-membered, kinked Si{sub 8} chains with Si-Si distances between 241.4 and 245.0 pm indicating bonding interactions and kinked 'rope ladders' connecting the chains with interatomic Si-Si distances in the range 268.1-274.7 pm. Embedded in between these silicon substructures are columns of oxygen centered, apex sharing [(Ca{sub 1-x} Sr{sub x}){sub 6/2}O] octahedra and calcium ions.

  6. La transición de fase I4/mcm→Pm3m en Sr0.5Ba0.5HfO3-δ

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    Lamas, D.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The effect of partial substitution of cations in AMO3 compounds have been studied because the physical properties and applications of these materials can be improved. In particular we are interested in the Sr1-xBaxHfO3 family. In SrHfO3 the phase transition to cubic structure has been observed to occur when the angle between two consecutive oxygen octahedra tends to zero. Instead in BaHfO3 no phase transition was observed. These facts were attributed to depend on the atomic radius of A cation. In this contribution the study of Sr0.5Ba0.5HfO3 oxide is shown. The compound was prepared by the high temperature solid state reaction method and analyzed by X-ray diffraction and Perturbed Angular Correlation (PAC Spectroscopy at different temperatures. Diffraction studies revealed that about 400-420º C a structural phase transition from I4/mcm to Pm3m occurred by tending to zero the rotation angle. By PAC this transition was also observed. In the cubic phase the electric field gradient EFG measured were produced by defects. The same model applied to interpreted the results of BaTi1-xHfxO3 and the atomic positions determined by X-ray diffraction were used. This calculation reproduces reasonably the temperature dependence of the EFG measured by PAC.Los AMO3, llamados perovskitas, forman una gran familia de compuestos que presentan a su vez diversas propiedades físicas así como enormes aplicaciones tecnológicas. Es posible expandir esta familia y sus propiedades y aplicaciones, sustituyendo los cationes Ay M originales por diferentes A’ y M’. En este trabajo presentamos el estudio del compuesto Sr1-xBaxHfO3 con x=0.5. El óxido fue preparado por el método de reacción en fase sólida. La muestra fue analizada por difracción de Rayos X y por espectroscopía de Correlaciones Angulares Perturbadas (PAC a diferentes temperaturas. El estudio cristalográfico del material reveló que entre 400 y 420ºC se produce la transición de fase de estructura I4

  7. A comparative study of the Aurivillius phase ferroelectrics CaBi 4Ti 4O 15 and BaBi 4Ti 4O 15

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    Tellier, J.; Boullay, Ph.; Manier, M.; Mercurio, D.

    2004-06-01

    The room temperature structures of the four-layer Aurivillius phase ferroelectrics CaBi 4Ti 4O 15 and BaBi 4Ti 4O 15 are determined by means of single crystal X-ray diffraction. Regarding the CaBi 4Ti 4O 15 phase, in agreement with the tolerance factor, a significant deformation of the perovskite blocks is observed. The rotation system of the octahedra is typical from even layer Aurivillius phases and leads to the use of the space group A2 1am. For the BaBi 4Ti 4O 15 phase, only a weak variation with respect to the F2 mm space group can be suggested from single crystal X-ray diffraction. A significant presence of Ba atoms in the [ M2O 2] slabs is confirmed in agreement with the previous works but specific Ba 2+ and Bi 3+ sites have to be considered due to the large difference in bounding requirement of these cations. Possible origins for the ferroelectric relaxor behavior of the Ba-based compound are discussed in view of the presented structural analyses.

  8. The Ba/Ca record of corals from the Southern Gulf of Mexico: contributions from land-use changes, fluvial discharge and oil-drilling muds.

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    Carriquiry, José D; Horta-Puga, Guillermo

    2010-09-01

    The Ba/Ca in the growth bands of Montastraea faveolata from the Veracruz Reef System was used to reconstruct the long-term environmental change associated to anthropogenic activity in the Southern Gulf of Mexico (SGM). The 168-yr coral record shows two periods of distinct Ba concentrations: a pre-industrial period (1835-1965: 7.54 micromol/mol) followed by an industrial one (1966-2000: 8.57 micromol/mol). As human population quadrupoled during the latter, sediment load in the fluvial discharge also increased due to changes in land-use, yielding a 14% increase in the Ba-levels. A remarkable finding is that the periods at which the coral Ba/Ca ratio losses its correlation with fluvial discharge coincide exactly with peak periods of high barite consumption (used for oil drilling) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, and the onset of oil drilling in the SGM. This finding suggests that barite may be one of the dominant sources for dissolved-Ba in the SGM. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. The second magnetization step in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ single crystals

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    Feng, S. J.; Zhou, H. D.; Li, G.; Sun, X. F.; Li, X.-G.

    2002-07-01

    The temperature dependence of magnetization in different magnetic fields for the optimally-doped and overdoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ single crystals was systematically investigated. It was found that the second transition occurs in the reversible region of the magnetization, and the transition temperature TIIC(H) decreases with increasing magnetic field and deviates from the irreversibility temperature Tirr(H) in the H-T phase diagram. The second step, existing in the vortex liquid state, can be regarded as due to the second-order transition from a low-temperature vortex liquid with line tension to a high-temperature vortex liquid without line tension, which is different from the vortex glass to vortex liquid transition.

  10. Calcium biogeochemical cycle at the beech tree-soil solution interface from the Strengbach CZO (NE France): insights from stable Ca and radiogenic Sr isotopes

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    Schmitt, Anne-Désirée; Gangloff, Sophie; Labolle, François; Chabaux, François; Stille, Peter

    2017-09-01

    Calcium (Ca) is the fourth most abundant element in mineral nutrition and plays key physiological and structural roles in plant metabolism. At the soil-water-plant scale, stable Ca isotopes are a powerful tool for the identification of plant-mineral interactions and recycling via vegetation. Radiogenic Sr isotopes are often used as tracers of Ca sources and mixtures of different reservoirs. In this study, stable Ca and radiogenic Sr are combined and analysed in several organs from two beech trees that were collected in June and September in the Strengbach critical zone observatory (CZO) (NE France) and in corresponding soil solutions. At the beech-tree scale, this study confirms the field Ca adsorption (i.e., physico-chemical mechanism and not vital effects) on carboxyl acid groups of pectin in the apoplasm of small roots. The analysis of the xylem sap and corresponding organs shows that although the Strengbach CZO is nutrient-poor, Ca seems to be non-limiting for tree-growth. Different viscosities of xylem sap between the stemwood and branches or leaves can explain δ44/40Ca values in different tree-organs. The bark and phloem 40Ca-enrichments could be due to Ca-oxalate precipitation in the bark tissues and in the phloem. The results from this study regarding the combination of these two isotopic systems show that the isotopic signatures of the roots are dominated by Ca fractionation mechanisms and Sr, and thus Ca, source variations. In contrast, translocation mechanisms are only governed by Ca fractionation processes. This study showed that at the root-soil solution interface, litter degradation was not the main source of Ca and Sr and that the soil solutions are not the complement of uptake by roots for samples from the 2011/2013 period. The opposite is observed for older samples. These observations indicate the decreasing contribution of low radiogenic Sr fluxes, such as recycling, alimenting the soil solutions. Such reduced importance of nutrient uptake and

  11. Multi-centennial Record of Labrador Sea Primary Productivity and Sea-Ice Variability Archived in Coralline Algal Ba/Ca

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    Chan, Phoebe; Halfar, Jochen; Adey, Walter; Hetzinger, Steffen; Zack, Thomas; Moore, Kent; Wortmann, Ulrich; Williams, Branwen; Hou, Alicia

    2017-04-01

    Arctic sea-ice thickness and concentration have dropped by approximately 9% per decade since 1978. Concurrent with this sea-ice decline is an increase in rates of phytoplankton productivity, driven by shoaling of the mixed layer and enhanced transmittance of solar radiation into the surface ocean. This has recently been confirmed by phytoplankton studies in Arctic and Subarctic basins that have revealed earlier timing, prolonged duration, and increased primary productivity of the spring phytoplankton bloom. However, difficulties of navigating in remote ice-laden waters and harsh polar climates have often resulted in short and incomplete records of in-situ plankton abundance in the northwestern Labrador Sea. Alternatively, information of past ocean productivity may be gained through the study of trace nutrient distributions in the surface water column. Investigations of dissolved barium (Ba) concentrations in the Arctic reveal significant depletions of Ba in surface seawaters due to biological scavenging during the spring phytoplankton bloom. Here we apply a barium-to-calcium (Ba/Ca) and carbon isotope (δ13C) multiproxy approach to long-lived crustose coralline algae in order to reconstruct an annually-resolved multi-centennial record of Labrador Sea productivity related to sea-ice variability in Labrador, Canada that extends well into the Little Ice Age (LIA; 1646 AD). The crustose coralline alga Clathromorphum compactum is a shallow marine calcareous plant that is abundant along the eastern Canadian coastline, and produces annual growth increments which allow for the precise calendar dating and geochemical sampling of hard tissue. Algal Ba/Ca ratios can serve as a promising new proxy for surface water productivity, demonstrating a close correspondence to δ13C that does not suffer from the anthropogenically-induced carbon isotope decline (ex. Suess Effect) beginning in the 1960s. Coralline algal Ba/Ca demonstrates statistically significant correlations to both

  12. Evaluation of a two-site, three-barrier model for permeation in Ca(V)3.1 (alpha1G) T-type calcium channels: Ca (2+), Ba (2+), Mg (2+), and Na (+).

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    Lopin, Kyle V; Obejero-Paz, Carlos A; Jones, Stephen W

    2010-06-01

    We explored the ability of a two-site, three-barrier (2S3B) Eyring model to describe recently reported data on current flow through open Ca(V)3.1 T-type calcium channels, varying Ca(2+) and Ba(2+) over a wide range (100 nM: -110 mM: ) while recording whole-cell currents over a wide voltage range (-150 mV to +100 mV) from channels stably expressed in HEK 293 cells. Effects on permeation were isolated using instantaneous current-voltage relationships (IIV) after strong, brief depolarizations to activate channels with minimal inactivation. Most experimental results were reproduced by a 2S3B model. The model described the IIV relationships, apparent affinities for permeation and block for Ca(2+) and Ba(2+), and shifts in reversal potential between Ca(2+) and Ba(2+). The fit to block by 1 mM Mg(2+)(i) was reasonable, but block by Mg(2+)(0) was described less well. Surprisingly, fits were comparable with strong ion-ion repulsion, with no repulsion, or with intermediate values. With weak repulsion, there was a single high-affinity site, with a low-affinity site near the cytoplasmic side of the pore. With strong repulsion, the net charge of ions in the pore was near +2 over a relatively wide range of concentration and voltage, suggesting a knockoff mechanism. With strong repulsion, Ba(2+) preferred the inner site, while Ca(2+) preferred the outer site, potentially explaining faster entry of Ni(2+) and other pore blockers when Ba(2+) is the charge carrier.

  13. Post-collisional, Late Neoproterozoic, high-Ba-Sr granitic magmatism from the Dom Feliciano Belt and its cratonic foreland, Uruguay: Petrography, geochemistry, geochronology, and tectonic implications

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    Lara, Pablo; Oyhantçabal, Pedro; Dadd, Kelsie

    2017-04-01

    Post-collisional, granitic magmatism with high-barium-strontium (HiBaSr) content and shoshonitic affinity has been recently recognized both in the southern section of the Dom Feliciano Belt of Uruguay and its cratonic foreland. This group of granitic rocks has a distinctive age, mineralogy, chemistry and field characteristics. New zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS data for three of the plutons confirm their Late Neoproterozoic age; 634 ± 7.3 (Sierra de los Caracoles), 604 ± 3.0 Ma (Cortez Blanco) and 597 ± 3.6 Ma (Guayabo). Similar ages were published previously for the Solis de Mataojo Granitic Complex (584 ± 13 Ma) as well as Las Flores (586 ± 2.7 Ma) and Sobresaliente plutons (585 ± 2.5 Ma). Mineral assemblages of the studied quartz-monzonites, granodiorites and monzogranites comprise quartz, orthoclase and microcline, plagioclase (Ab10-30), hornblende, green biotite, apatite, titanite and allanite. They plot predominantly in the high-K calc-alkaline field with the exception of a few that plot in the shoshonitic field; characteristically they are relatively high in Na2O (normally > 4.5%) in acid varieties (SiO2 > 65%) decreasing to between 3 and 4% for more basic types; K2O normally exceeds 3.5% but can be as low as 700 ppm), Sr (> 500 ppm) and light REEs alongside low Nb, Ta and heavy REEs. The Eu anomalies are negligible to slightly positive. Intermediate initial 87Sr/86Sr values (0.7077 to 0.7090) and very low initial epsilon Nd values (- 15.8 to - 19.3) at 600 Ma with high Nd TDM (2.2-2.8 Ga) suggest a recycling of ancient Paleoproterozoic to Late Archaean sources. Late Neoproterozoic granitoids of Uruguay have been emplaced within a post-collisional tectonic setting controlled by major shear zones and strike-slip fault zones. Current field and analytical data suggest that these granitoids could have been mostly generated through the partial melting of an intermediate to lower mafic continental crust and/or ;enriched; crustal sources (in the presence of garnet

  14. Broadening of the magnetic entropy change in La0.75Ca0.15Sr0.10MnO3

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    Krishnan Venkatesh, Radha; Kuhn, Luise Theil; Pryds, Nini

    2012-01-01

    A broad table-like entropy change (ΔS) at room temperature has been observed in the ferromagnetic compound La0.75Ca0.15Sr0.10MnO3, which is analyzed in the concept of Landau theory and with critical exponent analysis obtained from the magnetization measurements. The change in entropy in La0.75Ca0...

  15. Structure, infrared and Raman spectroscopic studies of newly synthetic AII(SbV0.50FeIII0.50)(PO4)2 (Adbnd Ba, Sr, Pb) phosphates with yavapaiite structure

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    Aatiq, Abderrahim; Tigha, My Rachid; Fakhreddine, Rachid; Bregiroux, Damien; Wallez, Gilles

    2016-08-01

    The synthesis and structural study of three new AII(SbV0.5FeIII0.5)(PO4)2 (Adbnd Ba, Sr, Pb) phosphates belonging to the Asbnd Sbsbnd Fesbnd Psbnd O system were reported here for the first time. Structures of [Ba], [Sr] and [Pb] compounds, obtained by solid state reaction in air atmosphere, were determined at room temperature from X-ray powder diffraction using the Rietveld method. BaII(SbV0.5FeIII0.5)(PO4)2 features the yavapaiite-type structure, with space group C2/m, Z = 2 and a = 8.1568(4) Å; b = 5.1996(3) Å c = 7.8290(4) Å; β = 94.53(1)°. AII(SbV0.5FeIII0.5)(PO4)2 (Adbnd Sr, Pb) compounds have a distorted yavapaiite structure with space group C2/c, Z = 4 and a = 16.5215(2) Å; b = 5.1891(1) Å c = 8.0489(1) Å; β = 115.70(1)° for [Sr]; a = 16.6925(2) Å; b = 5.1832(1) Å c = 8.1215(1) Å; β = 115.03(1)° for [Pb]. Raman and Infrared spectroscopic study was used to obtain further structural information about the nature of bonding in selected compositions.

  16. Mechanical properties of the (BaSnO3)x/Cu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Ca2Cu3O10-δ superconductor phase

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    Srour, A.; Malaeb, W.; Rekaby, M.; Awad, R.

    2017-10-01

    In this study, we carried out the Vickers microhardness for Cu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Ca2Cu3O10-δ , (Cu0.5Tl0.5)-1223 superconducting phase added with BaSnO3 nanoparticles. BaSnO3 nanoparticles were prepared by the co-precipitation technique, while the superconductor samples of type (BaSnO3)xCu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Ca2Cu3O10-δ , with 0.00 ≤ x ≤ 1.00 wt.%, were prepared by the conventional solid-state reaction method. Vickers microhardness (Hv) was measured at room temperature and was computed by taking the average of three hits at different locations on the specimen surface. The measurements were performed as a function of the applied load (F = 0.98-9.80 N) and the dwell time (t = 10-59 s). The Hv values were found to be strongly dependent on both the BaSnO3 content and the dwell time. Furthermore, the load independent Vickers microhardness was analyzed using Meyer’s law and different models such as the Hays-Kendall approach (HK), the elastic/plastic deformation model (EPD), the proportional specimen resistance model (PSR) and the modified proportional specimen resistance model (MPSR). The PSR model is found to be the most adequate model in explaining the load independent microhardness for the (BaSnO3)x/(Cu0.5Tl0.5)-1223 superconductor phase. Some important mechanical parameters such as Young’s modulus (E), yield strength (Y), fracture toughness (K) and brittleness index (B) were calculated as a function of x. It was found that the addition of proper concentrations of BaSnO3 nanoparticles enhanced the mechanical properties of the prepared samples. The time-dependent microhardness was investigated according to indentation creep experiments showing that the operative creep mechanisms in the studied samples were diffusion creeps at low loads followed by grain boundary sliding as well as dislocation creeps for higher loads.

  17. Effect of cluster structure on the transition from spin-dependent tunneling to percolation mechanism of conductivity in LaSr(Ca)MnO thin films

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    Okunev, V.D. [Donetsk Physiko-Technical Institute, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, R. Luxemburg str. 72, 83114 Donetsk (Ukraine)]. E-mail: okunev@mail.fti.ac.donetsk.ua; Samoilenko, Z.A. [Donetsk Physiko-Technical Institute, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, R. Luxemburg str. 72, 83114 Donetsk (Ukraine); Pafomov, N.N. [Donetsk Physiko-Technical Institute, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, R. Luxemburg str. 72, 83114 Donetsk (Ukraine); Plehov, A.L. [Donetsk Physiko-Technical Institute, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, R. Luxemburg str. 72, 83114 Donetsk (Ukraine); Szymczak, R. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Baran, M. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Szymczak, H. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Lewandowski, S.J. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Gierlowski, P. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Abal' oshev, A. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland)

    2004-11-15

    We found that the transition from spin-dependent tunneling to percolation mechanism of conductivity in monocrystalline LaCa(Sr)MnO films containing metallic clusters is accompanied by a sharp increase in the efficiency of interaction between atomic, magnetic and electronic subsystems, and the maximum of magnetoresistance is shifted from low to high temperatures.

  18. Measurement of PTHrP, PTHR1, and CaSR expression levels in tissues of sea bream (Sparus aurata) using quantitative PCR

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    Hang, X.M.; Power, D.; Flik, G.; Balment, R.J.

    2005-01-01

    A quantitative PCR (Q-PCR) method has been established to measure the mRNA expression levels of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), parathyroid hormone receptor type 1 (PTHR1), and calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in sea bream (Sparus aurata), using the housekeeping gene, beta-actin, as

  19. Multi-species coral Sr/Ca based sea-surface temperature reconstruction data using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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    Flannery, Jennifer A.; Richey, Julie N.; Thirumalai, Kaustubh; Poore, Richard Z.; Delong, Kristine

    2016-01-01

    New sub annual and mean annual Sr/Ca records from two species of massive coral, Orbicella faveolata (coral B3) and Siderastrea siderea (coral CG2), from the Dry Tortugas National Park, FL (DRTO). Both corals have well-constrained chronologies, with coral B3 ranging from 1893-2008 and coral CG2 ranging from 1837-2012. We combine these new records with published Sr/Ca data from three additional S. siderea coral colonies (DeLong et al., 2014) to generate a 278-year-long multi-species composite Sr/Ca-SST record from DRTO. This new record from a region sensitive to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) variations provides insight into the link between the two systems. Also included are new annual linear extension rates for each species. The coral samples and derived data were collected under the National Park Service Scientific Research and Collecting permits DRTO-2008-SCI-0015 and DRT0-2012-SCI-0001; accession numbers DRTO-241 and DRTO-353. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to Flannery, J. A., J. N. Richey, K. Thirumalai, R. Z. Poore, and K. L. DeLong, 2016, Multi-species coral Sr/Ca based sea-surface temperature reconstruction using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from the Florida Straits, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, ISSN 0031-0182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.10.022.

  20. Decreased cardiac SERCA2 expression, SR Ca uptake, and contractile function in hypothyroidism are attenuated in SERCA2 overexpressing transgenic rats.

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    Vetter, Roland; Rehfeld, Uwe; Reissfelder, Christoph; Fechner, Henry; Seppet, Enn; Kreutz, Reinhold

    2011-03-01

    The sarco/endoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+)-ATPase SERCA2a has a key role in controlling cardiac contraction and relaxation. In hypothyroidism, decreased expression of the thyroid hormone (TH)-responsive SERCA2 gene contributes to slowed SR Ca(2+) reuptake and relaxation. We investigated whether cardiac expression of a TH-insensitive SERCA2a cDNA minigene can rescue SR Ca(2+) handling and contractile function in female SERCA2a-transgenic rats (TG) with experimental hypothyroidism. Wild-type rats (WT) and TG were rendered hypothyroid by 6-N-propyl-2-thiouracil treatment for 6 wk; control rats received no treatment. In vivo measured left ventricular (LV) hemodynamic parameters were compared with SERCA2a expression and function in LV tissue. Hypothyroidism decreased LV peak systolic pressure, dP/dt(max), and dP/dt(min) in both WT and TG. However, loss of function was less in TG. Thus slowed relaxation in hypothyroidism was found to be 1.5-fold faster in TG compared with WT (P hypothyroid TG (P hypothyroid WT), and the hypothyroidism-caused decline of LV SERCA2a mRNA expression in TG by -24% was markedly less than the decrease of -49% in WT (P hypothyroid rat heart. However, SR Ca(2+) uptake and in vivo heart function were only partially rescued.

  1. Migration history of North Sea houting (Coregonus oxyrinchus L.) caught in Lake IJsselmeer (The Netherlands) inferred from scale transects of 88SR:44 Ca ratios

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    Borcherding, J.; Pickhardt, C.; Winter, H.V.; Becker, J.S.

    2008-01-01

    North Sea houting, Coregonus oxyrinchus, became extinct in the River Rhine in the 1940 s and was reintroduced in the 1990 s. To study the migration history of individuals, the 88Sr:44Ca ratio of scales of 39 houting (10¿44 cm TL) caught in Lake IJsselmeer was analysed using laser ablation

  2. Coral Sr/Ca-based sea surface temperature and air temperature variability from the inshore and offshore corals in the Seribu Islands, Indonesia.

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    Cahyarini, Sri Yudawati; Zinke, Jens; Troelstra, Simon; Suharsono; Aldrian, Edvin; Hoeksema, B W

    2016-09-30

    The ability of massive Porites corals to faithfully record temperature is assessed. Porites corals from Kepulauan Seribu were sampled from one inshore and one offshore site and analyzed for their Sr/Ca variation. The results show that Sr/Ca of the offshore coral tracked SST, while Sr/Ca variation of the inshore coral tracked ambient air temperature. In particular, the inshore SST variation is related to air temperature anomalies of the urban center of Jakarta. The latter we relate to air-sea interactions modifying inshore SST associated with the land-sea breeze mechanism and/or monsoonal circulation. The correlation pattern of monthly coral Sr/Ca with the Niño3.4 index and SEIO-SST reveals that corals in the Seribu islands region respond differently to remote forcing. An opposite response is observed for inshore and offshore corals in response to El Niño onset, yet similar to El Niño mature phase (December to February). SEIO SSTs co-vary strongly with SST and air temperature variability across the Seribu island reef complex. The results of this study clearly indicate that locations of coral proxy record in Indonesia need to be chosen carefully in order to identify the seasonal climate response to local and remote climate and anthropogenic forcing. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Origin of flux-flow resistance oscillations in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y: Possibility of Fiske steps in a single junction

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    Ustinov, A.V.; Pedersen, Niels Falsig

    2005-01-01

    We propose an alternative explanation to the oscillations of the flux-flow resistance found in several previously published experiments with Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y stacks. It has been argued by the previous authors that the period of the oscillations corresponding to the field needed to add one vortex per...

  4. Interpretation of the critical current in BiSrCaCuO tape conductors as parallel weak-link and strong-link paths

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    van der Laan, D.C.; van Eck, H.J.N.; van Eck, H.J.N.; Schwartz, J.; ten Haken, Bernard; ten Kate, Herman H.J.

    2002-01-01

    To better understand the dominant mechanisms that limit the critical current density in high temperature superconductors, the dependence of the critical current density on magnetic field and temperature of Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox tapes is measured in magnetic fields up to 8 T and temperatures between 4.2 and

  5. Limits to the critical current in Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox tape conductors: The parallel path model

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    van der Laan, D.C.; Schwartz, J.; ten Haken, Bernard; Dhalle, M.; van Eck, H.J.N.

    2008-01-01

    An extensive overview of a model that describes current flow and dissipation in high-quality Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes is provided. The parallel path model is based on a superconducting current running in two distinct parallel paths. One of the current paths is formed by grains that are

  6. Anomalous elastic behavior of relaxor ferroelectric Ca0.28Ba0.72Nb2O6 single crystals

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    Pandey, Chandra Shekhar; Schreuer, Jürgen; Burianek, Manfred; Mühlberg, Manfred

    2011-11-01

    Full sets of elastic constants cij of tetragonal tungsten bronze relaxor ferroelectric Ca0.28Ba0.72Nb2O6 (CBN-28) single crystals are measured above Curie temperature up to 1503 K employing resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. Thermal expansion measurements on as-grown unpoled CBN-28 reveal the existence of a characteristic temperature T * (˜800 K) for CBN-28 between the Burns temperature Tb (˜1100 K) and the temperature of maximum dielectric permittivity Tm (˜600 K). The influence of polar nanoregions (PNRs) on the elastic properties of CBN-28 is studied in detail. The temperature evolution of cij shows pronounced anomalies. All independent elastic constants evolved differently, with temperature reflecting their coupling to different types of the reorientational motion of PNRs through their interaction with acoustic waves. The anisotropy of longitudinal elastic stiffness coefficients and the deviation from Cauchy relations for CBN-28 are also studied, showing the evolution of material anisotropy and the nature of bonding interactions with temperature, respectively.

  7. Luminescence enhancement of Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:Eu3+, Sm3+ red-emitting phosphor by charge compensation

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    Tang, Qinxue; Qiu, Kehui; Zhang, Wentao; Shen, Yuqiao; Wang, Junlan

    2018-01-01

    A series of red-emitting phosphors Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+; Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+, xSm3+; and Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+, 0.05Sm3+, yM+ (M = Li, Na, and K) were fabricated with the combustion method. The microstructure and photoluminescence properties of the phosphors were investigated via X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The obtained results revealed that all samples perfectly matched the rhombohedral structure with R3c space group. The results showed that the luminescence properties of Eu3+ ions could evidently be improved by co-doping with Sm3+ ions. When the doping mole fraction of Sm3+ ions was 5%, the relative luminous intensity at 619 nm was maximal under an excitation of 464 nm. Moreover, incorporation of charge compensators (i.e., Li+, Na+, and K+) could improve both the luminescence intensity and thermal stability of phosphors under an excitation of 464 nm and this paper discusses and interprets the underlying reason. The optimal concentration of the charge compensator M+ (M = Li, Na, and K) was 5%. In particular, the Li+-doped sample exhibited significantly enhanced emission intensity and thermal stability under an excitation wavelength of 464 nm and its emission intensity was approximately 1.9-fold of that of Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+, 0.05Sm3+. Furthermore, the CIE chromaticity coordinate of Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+, 0.05Sm3+, 0.05Li+ phosphor was found to be closer to the standard red-emitting point (x = 0.67, y = 0.33) compared to Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:0.05Eu3+, 0.05Sm3+. The luminescence performance of Ca3Sr3(VO4)4:Eu3+, Sm3+, Li+ upon excitation with blue light radiation makes this a potential red-emitting phosphor for application in blue-based white light emitting diodes.

  8. Direct observation of melting and solidification of Bi1.8Pb0.4Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3.5Ox in various oxygen atmospheresby high temperature optical microscopy

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    Lu, X. Y.; Nagata, A; Sugawara, K; Kamada, S.

    2001-01-01

    The melting and solidification processes of the Bi1.8Pb0.4Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3.5Ox in various oxygen atmospheres have been observed in situ using a high temperature optical microscopy. In the melting process, the samples began to melt at 788℃ in N2, 862℃ in 8%O2+N2, 880℃ in air, 895℃ in O2. Many dark needle-like crystals (Sr,Ca)2CuO3 and the white bar-like crystals (Sr,Ca)CuO2 appeared in the liquid phase. When the temperature was raised, (Sr,Ca)CuO2 first melted and then (Sr,Ca)2CuO3 melted peritec...

  9. Multi-Centennial Record of North Atlantic Freshwater Variability since the Little Ice Age Archived in Coralline Algal Ba/Ca

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    Chan, P. T. W.; Halfar, J.; Adey, W.; Zack, T.

    2014-12-01

    Declining Arctic sea-ice cover in recent decades has driven large-scale freshwater transport into the North Atlantic, possibly influencing the strength of the Meridional Overturning Circulation and even global climate. However, due to the lack of long-term oceanographic observations, little is known about the natural freshwater variability of the Northwestern Atlantic. Crustose coralline algae Clathromorphum compactum are extremely long-lived shallow marine calcareous plants that are abundant along the subarctic eastern Canadian coastline. They are particularly well-suited as recorders of paleoclimate signals due to the formation of annual growth increments, allowing for the precise calendar dating and geochemical sampling of hard tissue. Here, we provide the first annually-resolved multi-centennial record of coralline algal Ba/Ca from Labrador, Canada, as a proxy for North Atlantic freshwater variability extending well into the Little Ice Age (LIA) (1665 AD). Barium-to-calcium ratios (Ba/Ca) from coralline algae have previously been used as an indicator of freshwater runoff. This is because barium-rich clay sediments are transported by terrestrial runoff into coastal waters, and barium is released from the clay minerals upon encountering more alkaline elements present in seawater. We observe higher algal barium concentrations during the LIA, followed by a steady decline to recent times. In addition, coralline algal Ba/Ca shows significant positive relationships to Hudson Strait runoff, as well as Canadian Arctic and North Atlantic sea-ice extent. This suggests that more riverine Ba is transported from the Hudson Strait into the Labrador Sea during periods of increased sea-ice cover. Multiyear sea-ice can block incoming solar radiation thereby diminishing the effects of nutrient scavenging by phytoplankton, resulting in a more conservative transport of Ba into northern Labrador. However as sea-ice continues to thin, more sunlight is able to penetrate through the

  10. Intrareef variations in Li/Mg and Sr/Ca sea surface temperature proxies in the Caribbean reef-building coral Siderastrea siderea

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    Fowell, Sara E.; Sandford, Kate; Stewart, Joseph A.; Castillo, Karl D.; Ries, Justin B.; Foster, Gavin L.

    2016-10-01

    Caribbean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have increased at a rate of 0.2°C per decade since 1971, a rate double that of the mean global change. Recent investigations of the coral Siderastrea siderea on the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) have demonstrated that warming over the last 30 years has had a detrimental impact on calcification. Instrumental temperature records in this region are sparse, making it necessary to reconstruct longer SST records indirectly through geochemical temperature proxies. Here we investigate the skeletal Sr/Ca and Li/Mg ratios of S. siderea from two distinct reef zones (forereef and backreef) of the MBRS. Our field calibrations of S. siderea show that Li/Mg and Sr/Ca ratios are well correlated with temperature, although both ratios are 3 times more sensitive to temperature change in the forereef than in the backreef. These differences suggest that a secondary parameter also influences these SST proxies, highlighting the importance for site- and species-specific SST calibrations. Application of these paleothermometers to downcore samples reveals highly uncertain reconstructed temperatures in backreef coral, but well-matched reconstructed temperatures in forereef coral, both between Sr/Ca-SSTs and Li/Mg-SSTs, and in comparison to the Hadley Centre Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperature record. Reconstructions generated from a combined Sr/Ca and Li/Mg multiproxy calibration improve the precision of these SST reconstructions. This result confirms that there are circumstances in which both Li/Mg and Sr/Ca are reliable as stand-alone and combined proxies of sea surface temperature. However, the results also highlight that high-precision, site-specific calibrations remain critical for reconstructing accurate SSTs from coral-based elemental proxies.

  11. Substitution effect of Sr2+ by Ca2+ on structure and superconducting properties of Bi2Sr1.6La0.4CuO6+δ (Bi-2201) ceramics

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    Boudjaoui, S.; Amira, A.; Mahamdioua, N.; Altintas, S.; varilci, A.; Terzioglu, C.

    2018-02-01

    In this work, the effect of Ca2+ iso-valence substitution for Sr2+ on properties of Bi2Sr1.6La0.4CuO6+δ superconductors is presented. Samples series with nominal composition of Bi2Sr1.6-xCaxLa0.4CuO6+δ (x= 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8) are prepared by a solid-state reaction method. When Ca content is increased, the X-ray diffraction technique shows that the cell parameters a and c decrease, while b one is almost constant. The scanning electron microscopy analysis reveals that the substitution has no significant effect on the porosity and the grain size of the samples. The physical properties of the samples are studied by the analysis of the magneto-resistivity curves measured under magnetic fields in the range 0-1 T. As Ca is added, the results show that the high temperature transition appears and is pushed up to 94.87 K for x=0.8. The substitution also improves the bulk onset critical transition temperature, the transition width, the residual resistivity, the activation energy of vortices and the irreversibility field. The best results are seen for x=0.4 of Ca content.

  12. Fully Distributed Tunable Bandpass Filter Based on Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 Thin-Film Slow-Wave Structure

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    Sébastien L. Delprat

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents simulation and measurement results of fully distributed tunable coplanar bandpass filters (BPFs with center frequencies around 6 GHz that make use of ferroelectric Barium Strontium Titanate (BaxSr1−xTiO3 or BST-x thin film as tunable material. The two experimental bandpass filters tested are based on a novel frequency-agile structure composed of cascaded half wavelength slow-wave resonators (2 poles and three coupled interdigital capacitors (IDCs optimized for bias voltage application. Devices with gap dimensions of 10 and 3 μm are designed and fabricated with a two-step process on polycrystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin films deposited on alumina substrate. A frequency tunability of 9% is obtained for the 10 μm gap structure at ±30 V with 7 dB insertion loss (the BST dielectric tunability being 26% with 0.04 loss tangent for this gap size. When the structure gap is reduced to 3 μm the center frequency shifts with a constant 9 dB insertion loss from 6.95 GHz at 0 V to 9.05 GHz at ±30 V, thus yielding a filter tunability of 30% (the BST dielectric tunability being 60% with 0.04 loss tangent for this gap size, a performance comparable to some extent to localized or lumped element BPFs operating at microwave frequency (>2 GHz.

  13. Effects of Mo, Zn, Sr and Ba loads on these elements' uptake and oil content and fatty acid composition of rapeseed

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    Kastori Rudolf R.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Studied in the present paper were the long-term effects of the application of high Mo, Zn, Sr and Ba rates (0, 90, 270, and 810 kg ha-1 on rapeseed oil content and oil fatty acid composition. The trace elements were applied in the spring of 1991, while the rapeseed was sown on a calcareous сhernozem soil in 2001. The trace elements differed significantly in their rates of accumulation in rapeseed plants. Relative to the control, the Mo content of the stem increased up to 1,000 times, that of the chaff over 100 times, and that of the seed around 60 times. The levels of the other trace elements increased considerably less relative to the control. The increases were typically twofold to threefold, depending on the plant part involved. The trace elements accumulated the most in the vegetative plant parts, except for Zn, a major quantity of which was found in the seed as well. The application of the high rates of Sr, Zn and, to an extent. Mo reduced the seed oil content of rapeseed. However, the differences were not statistically significant. The application of the trace elements had no significant effect on the fatty acid composition of the rapeseed oil, either. The increased levels of the trace elements found in the rapeseed plants indicate that 11 years after application significant amounts of the applied elements are still present in the soil in a form available to plants. However, the rates were not high enough to affect the synthesis of oil and its fatty acid composition.

  14. Electronic structure and vacancy formation in La(1 - x) B(x) CoO3 (B=Mg,Ca,Ba and x=0.125)

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    Salawu, Omotayo; Gan, Liyong; Schwingenschlogl, Udo

    2015-03-01

    The LaCoO3 class of materials is of interest for cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells. Spin-polarized density functional theory is applied to cubic La0.75(Mg/Ca/Ba)0.125CoO3. The effect of this cation doping on the electronic and magnetic properties as well as oxygen vacancy formation energy is studied. Oxygen vacancies with proximity to the dopant are energetically favourable in most cases. We discuss the effect of distortions of the CoO6 octahedron on the electronic structure and the formation energy of oxygen vacancies. The order of formation oxygen is found to be Mg > Ca > Ba. Cation doping incorporates holes to the Co-O network which enhances the oxygen vacancy formation.

  15. Resistive switching behavior of BaTiO3/La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 heterostructures

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    Wang, S. Y.; Li, Meng; Liu, W. F.; Gao, J.

    2015-06-01

    The electric transport properties of BaTiO3/La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 heterostructures were investigated in the temperature range 100-320 K. It is found that the leakage current versus voltage (I-V) curves show strong temperature dependence, and at lower temperature (curves are diode-like asymmetric characteristics; while they exhibit resistive switching behavior at higher temperature. Moreover, the resistive switching coefficient increases with the elevated temperature. Such switching conduction has been ascribed to the modulation of interfacial barrier height in BaTiO3/La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 heterostructures upon the ferroelectric polarization flipping. Such type of resistive switching behavior based on a correlation between ferroelectric polarization and conductivity might become of particular interest for nonvolatile memory applications.

  16. Complex refractive index measurements for BaF 2 and CaF 2 via single-angle infrared reflectance spectroscopy

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    Kelly-Gorham, Molly Rose K.; DeVetter, Brent M.; Brauer, Carolyn S.; Cannon, Bret D.; Burton, Sarah D.; Bliss, Mary; Johnson, Timothy J.; Myers, Tanya L.

    2017-10-01

    We have re-investigated the optical constants n and k for the homologous series of inorganic salts barium fluoride (BaF2) and calcium fluoride (CaF2) using a single-angle near-normal incidence reflectance device in combination with a calibrated Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer. Our results are in good qualitative agreement with most previous works. However, certain features of the previously published data near the reststrahlen band exhibit distinct differences in spectral characteristics. Notably, our measurements of BaF2 do not include a spectral feature in the ~250 cm-1 reststrahlen band that was previously published. Additionally, CaF2 exhibits a distinct wavelength shift relative to the model derived from previously published data. We confirmed our results with recently published works that use significantly more modern instrumentation and data reduction techniques

  17. Anomalous elastic behavior of relaxor ferroelectric Ca0.28Ba0.72Nb2O6:Ce studied by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

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    Shekhar Pandey, Chandra; Schreuer, Jürgen; Burianek, Manfred; Mühlberg, Manfred

    2011-12-01

    Elastic behavior of tetragonal tungsten bronze uniaxial relaxor ferroelectric cerium doped Ca0.28Ba0.72Nb2O6 single crystal was investigated employing resonant ultrasound spectroscopy in the temperature range from room temperature up to 1323 K. Doping of cerium lowers the phase transition temperature Tc and Burns temperature Tb significantly, however, intermediate characteristic temperature T* (between the Burns temperature Tb and the temperature of maximum dielectric permittivity Tm) remains same as for pure Ca0.28Ba0.72Nb2O6. All independent elastic constants evolved differently with temperature, reflecting their coupling to different types of the reorientational motion of the polar nanoregions through their interaction with the acoustic waves.

  18. Fabrication of lead-free piezoelectric Li2CO3-added (Ba,Ca)(Ti,Sn)O3 ceramics under controlled low oxygen partial pressure and their properties

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    Noritake, Kouta; Sakamoto, Wataru; Yuitoo, Isamu; Takeuchi, Teruaki; Hayashi, Koichiro; Yogo, Toshinobu

    2018-02-01

    Reduction-resistant lead-free (Ba,Ca)(Ti,Sn)O3 piezoceramics with high piezoelectric constants were fabricated by optimizing the amount of Li2CO3 added. Oxygen partial pressure was controlled during the sintering of (Ba,Ca)(Ti,Sn)O3 ceramics in a reducing atmosphere using H2–CO2 gas. Enhanced grain growth and a high-polarization state after poling treatment were achieved by adding Li2CO3. Optimizing the amount of Li2CO3 added to (Ba0.95Ca0.05)(Ti0.95Sn0.05)O3 ceramics sintered under a low oxygen partial pressure resulted in improved piezoelectric properties while maintaining the high sintered density. The prepared Li2CO3-added ceramic samples had homogeneous microstructures with a uniform dispersion of each major constituent element. However, the residual Li content in the 3 mol % Li2CO3-added (Ba0.95Ca0.05)(Ti0.95Sn0.05)O3 ceramics after sintering was less than 0.3 mol %. Sintered bodies of this ceramic prepared in a CO2 (1.5%)–H2 (0.3%)/Ar reducing atmosphere (PO2 = 10‑8 atm at 1350 °C), exhibited sufficient electrical resistivity and a piezoelectric constant (d 33) exceeding 500 pC/N. The piezoelectric properties of this nonreducible ceramic were comparable or superior to those of the same ceramic sintered in air.

  19. Neutron diffraction studies on La2−xDyxCa2xBa2Cu4+2xOz ...

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    Abstract. Structural studies on Dy-substituted La-2125 type superconductors have been carried out by neutron diffraction experiments at room temperature using a monochromatic neutron beam of wavelength (λ) = 1.249 Å. A series of samples with. La2−xDyxCa2xBa2Cu4+2xOz stoichiometric composition, for x = 0.1–0.5, ...

  20. Ba2ErNbO6: A new perovskite ceramic substrate for Bi (2223 ...

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    Barium erbium niobate (Ba2ErNbO6) has been developed as a new substrate for (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O [Bi(2223)] superconductor film. Ba2ErNbO6 (BENO) has a cubic perovskite structure with lattice constant, = 8.318 Å. The Bi(2223) superconductor does not show any detectable chemical reaction with BENO even ...

  1. Synthesis and structural characterisation of the new K2NiF4-type phases, A2In0.5Sb0.5O4 (A=Sr, Ba)

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    Heap, Richard; Islam, Saiful; Slater, Peter

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we report the synthesis and structural characterisation of two new K2NiF4-type phases, Ba2In0.5Sb0.5O4 and Sr2In0.5Sb0.5O4. To our knowledge these are the first examples of K2NiF4 compounds of general formula A2MIII0.5M'V0.5O4 with both 3+ and 5+ cations in the octahedral sites. Ba2In0.5Sb0.5O4 is shown to have a tetragonal cell (space group I4/mmm, a=4.1651(1), c=13.299(1) Å) with an essentially disordered arrangement of In and Sb. In the case of Sr2In0.5Sb0.5O4, however, order...

  2. Superconducting ceramics in the Bi1.5SrCaCu2O sub x system by melt quenching technique

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    Bansal, Narottam P.; Deguire, Mark R.

    1989-01-01

    Bi sub 1.5 SrCaCu sub 2 O sub x has been prepared in the glassy state by rapid quenching of the melt. The kinetics of crystallization of various phases in the glass have been evaluated by a variable heating rate differential scanning calorimetry method. The formation various phases on thermal treatments of the glass has been investigated by powder X-ray diffraction and electrical resistivity measurements. Heating at 450 C formed Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CuO sub 6, which disappeared on further heating at 765 C, where Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub 8 formed. Prolonged heating at 845 C resulted in the formation of a small amount of a phase with T sub c onset of approx. 108 K, believed to be Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 10. This specimen showed zero resistivity at 54 K. The glass ceramic approach could offer several advantages in the fabrication of the high-T sub c superconductors in desired practical shapes such as continuous fibers, wires, tapes, etc.

  3. Coral Ba/Ca records of sediment input to the fringing reef of the southshore of Moloka'i, Hawai'i over the last several decades.

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    Prouty, Nancy G; Field, Michael E; Stock, Jonathan D; Jupiter, Stacy D; McCulloch, Malcolm

    2010-10-01

    The fringing reef of southern Moloka'i is perceived to be in decline because of land-based pollution. In the absence of historical records of sediment pollution, ratios of coral Ba/Ca were used to test the hypothesis that sedimentation has increased over time. Baseline Ba/Ca ratios co-vary with the abundance of red, terrigenous sediment visible in recent imagery. The highest values at One Ali'i are near one of the muddiest parts of the reef. This co-varies with the lowest growth rate of all the sites, perhaps because the upstream Kawela watershed was historically leveed all the way to the nearshore, providing a fast-path for sediment delivery. Sites adjacent to small, steep watersheds have ∼decadal periodicities whereas sites adjacent to mangrove forests have shorter-period fluctuations that correspond to the periodicity of sediment transport in the nearshore, rather than the watershed. All four sites show a statistically significant upward trend in Ba/Ca. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Coral Ba/Ca records of sediment input to the fringing reef of the southshore of Moloka'i, Hawai'i over the last several decades

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    Prouty, N.G.; Field, M.E.; Stock, J.D.; Jupiter, S.D.; McCulloch, M.

    2010-01-01

    The fringing reef of southern Moloka’i is perceived to be in decline because of land-based pollution. In the absence of historical records of sediment pollution, ratios of coral Ba/Ca were used to test the hypothesis that sedimentation has increased over time. Baseline Ba/Ca ratios co-vary with the abundance of red, terrigenous sediment visible in recent imagery. The highest values at One Ali’i are near one of the muddiest parts of the reef. This co-varies with the lowest growth rate of all the sites, perhaps because the upstream Kawela watershed was historically leveed all the way to the nearshore, providing a fast-path for sediment delivery. Sites adjacent to small, steep watersheds have ∼decadal periodicities whereas sites adjacent to mangrove forests have shorter-period fluctuations that correspond to the periodicity of sediment transport in the nearshore, rather than the watershed. All four sites show a statistically significant upward trend in Ba/Ca.

  5. Formation of metal nanoparticles in MgF2, CaF2 and BaF2 crystals under the electron beam irradiation

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    Bochkareva, Elizaveta S.; Sidorov, Alexander I.; Yurina, Uliana V.; Podsvirov, Oleg A.

    2017-07-01

    It is shown experimentally that electron beam action with electrons energies of 50 and 70 keV on MgF2, CaF2 and BaF2 crystals results in local formation in the crystal near-surface layer of Mg, Ca or Ba nanoparticles which possess plasmon resonance. In the case of MgF2 spheroidal nanoparticles are formed, in the cases of CaF2 and BaF2 - spherical. The formation of metal nanoparticles is confirmed by computer simulation in dipole quasistatic approximation. The dependence of absorption via electron irradiation dose is non-linear. It is caused by the increase of nanoparticles concentration and by the increase of nanoparticles sizes during irradiation. In the irradiated zones of MgF2 crystals, for irradiation doses less than 80 mC/cm2, the intense luminescence in a visible range appears. The practical application of fabricated composite materials for multilevel optical information recording is discussed.

  6. Micro-composite superconducting Ag/Bi sub 4 Sr sub 3 Ca sub 3 Cu sub 4 O sub 16+x prepared by oxidation of a liquid quenched alloy precursor. [Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O

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    Luo, J.S.; Faudot, F.; Chevalier, J.P.; Michel, D. (CNRS, Centre d' Etudes de Chimie Metallurgique, 94 - Vitry (France))

    1990-10-15

    We have studied the effects of the addition of silver in the Bi{sub 4}Sr{sub 3}Ca{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 16+x} (4334) phase by oxidation of the metallic precursors prepared by planar flow casting. Silver is found to significantly improve the alloy ductibility as well as the casting process. After oxidation at 800deg C in air, the superconducting 4334 phases are readily obtained. Metallic silver precipitates around the oxide, without measurable solubility, thus leading to the formation of a 4334/Ag micro-composite. A layered superconducting oxide and metallic silver ''sandwich'' microstructure, partially maintaining the flexibility of the composite, is obtained for 50 wt% Ag addition. DTA suggests that the addition of silver results in a eutectic like melting near 820deg C. This prohibits the formation of the 2223 phase, with 110 K superconducting transition, which occurs through annealing above 860deg C. (orig.).

  7. Electrical transport properties of single-crystal CaB6,SrB6 , and BaB6

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    Stankiewicz, Jolanta; Rosa, Priscila F. S.; Schlottmann, Pedro; Fisk, Zachary

    2016-09-01

    The electrical resistivity and Hall effect of alkaline-earth-metal hexaboride single crystals are measured as a function of temperature, hydrostatic pressure, and magnetic field. The transport properties vary weakly with the external parameters and are modeled in terms of intrinsic variable-valence defects. These defects can stay either in (1) delocalized shallow levels or in (2) localized levels resonant with the conduction band, which can be neutral or negatively charged. Satisfactory agreement is obtained for electronic transport properties in a broad temperature and pressure range, although fitting the magnetoresistance is less straightforward and a combination of various mechanisms is needed to explain the field and temperature dependences.

  8. In situ observation of thermally activated domain memory and polarization memory in an aged K{sup +}-doped (Ba, Sr)TiO{sub 3} single crystal

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    Xue Dezhen; Gao Jinghui; Bao Huixin; Zhou Yumei; Zhang Lixue; Ren Xiaobing, E-mail: Xuedezhen@gmail.com [Multi-disciplinary Materials Research Center, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China)

    2011-07-13

    Different ferroelectric domains are degenerate states of the same ferroelectric phase; thus they are energetically equivalent and, in principle there exists no preference for a particular domain pattern. However, the existence of point defects is considered to stabilize certain preferential domain states. In order to study the temperature violation on such stabilized domains, we performed in situ observation on an aged K{sup +}-doped (Ba, Sr)TiO{sub 3} single crystal and found that both the domain configuration and polarization state can be memorized after experiencing a thermally activated ferro-para-ferro transition cycle, as manifested by a reappearance of the same domain pattern and double P-E hysteresis loop. In contrast, after the sample was aged in the paraelectric state (>10 min), these memory effects disappeared. The above memory effects are considered to originate from the interaction between point defects and the crystal symmetry driven by a symmetry-conforming tendency of point defects. Such a mechanism suggests that the memory effects are relevant to the existence of acceptor dopant and associated mobile oxygen vacancies, and they are not restricted to a particular dopant. Thus similar memory effects are expected to exist in a wide range of ferroelectric materials with acceptor doping.

  9. Thermoelectric and electrical properties of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co x Ru x Fe(12-2 x)O19 ferrite*

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    Singh, Charanjeet; Jaroszewski, Maciej; Bindra Narang, Sukhleen; Ravinder, D.

    2016-04-01

    Thermoelectric and electrical characteristics investigation of M-type hexagonal ferrite, Ba0.5Sr0.5CoxRuxFe(12-2x)O19 (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2), have been carried out from 303 K to 473 K. The static current density-electric field characteristics have been measured at room temperature. The Seebeck coefficient indicates n-type behavior at lower substitution and p-type conduction at higher substitution. The different electrical parameters are affected by change in grain size with substitution of Co2+ and Ru4+ ions. The existence of polarons is confirmed from increase in conductivity with frequency. The static conduction due to applied electric field is discussed qualitatively in terms of space charge limited current, ionic hopping, Poole-Frenkel and Schottky-Richardson mechanisms. The large current density has been observed at higher substitution. Contribution to the Topical Issue "Materials for Dielectric Applications", edited by Maciej Jaroszewski and Sabu Thomas.

  10. Preparation of thin-film (Ba(0.5),Sr(0.5))TiO3 by the laser ablation technique and electrical properties

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    Yoon, Soon-Gil; Lee, Jai-Chan; Safari, A.

    1994-09-01

    The chemical composition and electrical properties were investigated for epitaxially crystallized (Ba(0.5),Sr(0.5))TiO3 (BST) films deposited on Pt/MgO and YBa2Cu3O(7-x) (YBCO)/MgO substrates by the laser ablation technique. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy analysis shows that thin films on Pt/MgO have almost the same stoichiometric composition as the target material. Films deposited at 600 C exhibited an excellent epitaxial growth, a dielectric constant of 430, and a dissipation factor of 0.02 at 10 kHz frequency. They have a charge storage density of 40 fC/sq micron at an applied electric field of 0.15 MV/cm. Leakage current density of BST thin films on Pt/MgO was smaller than on YBCO/MgO. Their leakage current density is about 0.8 microA/sq cm at an applied electric field of 0.15 MV/cm.

  11. Combustion synthesis and luminescent properties of metal yttrium borates M3Y2 (BO3)4:Eu3+ (M = Ba, Sr) for PDPs applications

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    Ingle, J. T.; Sonekar, R. P.; Omanwar, S. K.; Wang, Yuhua; Zhao, Lei

    2014-07-01

    The polycrystalline powder samples of Eu3+ activated; mixed metal yttrium borate phosphors M3Y2(BO3)4 (M = Ba, Sr) with improved color purity of red emission for plasma display panels (PDPs) were prepared by solution combustion technique. The synthesis is based up on the exothermic reaction between the fuel (Urea) and oxidizer (Ammonium nitrate) .The heat generated in the reaction is utilized for auto combustion of ingredients. The formation of desired product and crystal structure was confirmed by powder XRD technique; while particle morphology was studied using FE-SEM. Samples under 254 and 147 nm excitation showed intense and pure red emission around 613 nm corresponding to the electric dipole 5D0 → 7F2 transition of Eu3+, CIE chromaticity coordinates of synthesized phosphors was found to be (x = 0.67, y = 0.32) close to National Television Standard Committee (NTSC) for red color; found suitable to employ in plasma display panels (PDPs) applications.

  12. Stability of the oxygen vacancy induced conductivity in BaSnO3 thin films on SrTiO3

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    Jaim, H. M. Iftekhar; Lee, Seunghun; Zhang, Xiaohang; Takeuchi, Ichiro

    2017-10-01

    BaSnO3 (BSO) has emerged as a major candidate for exploration of a variety of functional device applications. In this letter, we report on the role of the oxygen vacancy concentration in the electronic states, the crystal structure, and the transport properties of BSO thin films grown on SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition. We fabricated five BSO films systematically reducing the deposition oxygen pressure from 1 × 10-1 Torr to 5 × 10-3 Torr. The BSO films show gradual transition from an insulating one fabricated at 1 × 10-1 Torr to highly conducting ones with decreasing deposition oxygen pressure. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements show the increasing oxygen vacancy concentration as a function of the decreased deposition oxygen pressure. Films deposited at 5 × 10-3 Torr displayed the lowest room temperature resistivity (1.73 mΩ cm) and the highest concentration of oxygen vacancies. Temperature-dependent resistivity of the samples deposited at low oxygen pressures suggests the presence of shallow states near the conduction band. With decreasing oxygen pressure, the out-of-plane lattice parameter of BSO increases while the in-plane lattice parameter remains nearly the same. Oxygen deficient conducting BSO films with high oxygen vacancies exhibited excellent structural, electronic, and valence state stabilities when they were post-annealed at temperatures up to 760 °C.

  13. Structural Optimization for Wideband Flexoelectric Energy Harvester Using Bulk Paraelectric Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3

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    Kumar, Anuruddh; Chauhan, Aditya; Vaish, Rahul; Kumar, Rajeev; Jain, Satish Chandra

    2018-01-01

    Flexoelectricity is a phenomenon which allows all crystalline dielectric materials to exhibit strain-induced polarization. With recent articles reporting giant flexoelectric coupling coefficients for various ferroelectric materials, this field must be duly investigated for its application merits. In this study, a wide-band linear energy harvesting device has been proposed using Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 ceramic. Both structural and material parameters were scrutinized for an optimized approach. Dynamic analysis was performed using finite element modeling to evaluate several important parameters including beam deflection, open circuit voltage and net power output. It was revealed that open circuit voltage and net power output lack correlation. Further, power output lacks a dependency on optimized width ratios, with the highest power output of 0.07 μW being observed for a width ratio of 0.33 closely followed by ratios of 0.2 and 0.5 (˜0.07 μW) each. The resulting power was generated at discrete (resonant) frequencies lacking a broadband structure. A compound design with integrated beams was proposed to overcome this drawback. The finalized design is capable of a maximum power output of >0.04 μW with an operational frequency of 90-110 Hz, thus allowing for a higher power output in a broader frequency range.

  14. Detailed investigation on structural, dielectric, magnetic and magnetodielectric properties of BiFeO3-BaSrTiO3 solid solutions

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    Pal, Jaswinder; Kumar, Sunil; Singh, Lakhwant; Singh, Mandeep; Singh, Anupinder

    2017-11-01

    Polycrystalline (1 - x) BiFeO3-xBa0.8Sr0.2TiO3 (0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.9) ceramics have been synthesized by using the solid-state-reaction method. The structural, dielectric, ferroelectric, magnetic and electrical properties of the resulting solid solutions have been investigated. XRD analysis reveals that the composition-driven rhombohedral to cubic phase transition occurs at x ≈ 0.4. Experimental results reveal that BST substitution leads to the suppression of the spiral spin structure, resulting in the appearance of net magnetization. The electrical conductivity has been found to increase with increase in frequency of applied electric field. The dielectric constant (ε‧) and the dielectric loss (ε″) have been found to decrease with increase in frequency of applied electric field and shows non-Debye relaxation behavior. The samples have been found to exhibit magnetoelectric coupling (up to x = 0.2). An enhancement in ferroelectric properties with increasing BST content (up to x = 0.3) has been observed.

  15. Effect of the incident power on permittivity, losses and tunability of BaSrTiO3 thin films in the microwave frequency range

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    Nadaud, Kevin; Borderon, Caroline; Renoud, Raphaël; Ghalem, Areski; Crunteanu, Aurelian; Huitema, Laure; Dumas-Bouchiat, Frédéric; Marchet, Pascal; Champeaux, Corinne; Gundel, Hartmut W.

    2017-05-01

    Domain wall motions in ferroelectrics participate to the material's complex permittivity and are responsible for their sensitivity of the dielectric properties to the driving electric field and thus to the incident power at microwave frequencies. In the present study, the dependence of the permittivity, the dielectric losses, and the tunability of Ba2/3Sr1/3TiO3 (BST) thin films on the incident power and on the bias fields is examined at a frequency of 500 MHz. While the domain wall motion participates only slightly to the permittivity (influences the losses due to its very dissipative behavior. As a consequence, the Figure of Merit (FoM, the ratio between tunability and dielectric losses) of the material depends on the applied microwave power. In the present study, a decrease in the FoM from 29 to 21 is observed for an incident power varying from -20 dBm to 5 dBm. When characterizing ferroelectric materials, the incident power has to be considered; moreover, domain wall motion effects should be limited in order to achieve a high FoM and less power sensitivity.

  16. High-temperature compressive creep behaviour of the perovskite-type oxide Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3 – d

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    Yi, J.; Lein, H.L.; Grande, T.; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Yakovlev, S.

    2009-01-01

    Compressive creep tests have been performed on perovskite-type Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3 − δ ceramics. The activation energy, stress exponent and inverse grain size exponent of the steady-state creep rates are evaluated at p(O2) = 0.21 ∙ 105 Pa and 0.01 ∙ 105 Pa in the stress, temperature and grain

  17. Oxygen stoichiometry and chemical expansion of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-d measured by in-situ neutron diffraction

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    McIntosh, S.; McIntosh, Steven; Vente, Jaap F.; Haije, Wim G.; Blank, David H.A.; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.

    2006-01-01

    The structure, oxygen stoichiometry, and chemical and thermal expansion of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-ä (BSCF) between 873 and 1173 K and oxygen partial pressures of 1 10-3 to 1 atm were determined by in situ neutron diffraction. BSCF has a cubic perovskite structure, space group Pm3hm, across the whole

  18. Soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of (Ba0.5Sr0.5) (Co0.8Fe0.2)1-хNbхO3-δ with different content of Nb (5%-20%)

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    Egorova, Y.V.; Scherb, T.; Schumacher, G.; Bouwmeester, Henricus J.M.; Filatova, E.O.

    2015-01-01

    The mixed electronic ionic conducting materials (Ba0.5Sr0.5) (Co0.8Fe0.2)1 хNbхO3 d with partial Nb substitution (x: 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20) for B cations (Co/Fe), synthesized using a solid state reaction method, have been studied by near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). Co L2,3-

  19. The Iso-electronic Series $Ca_{2-x}Sr_{x}RuO_{4}$: Structural Distortion, Effective Dimensionality, Spin Fluctuations and Quantum Criticality

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    Acharya, Swagata; Dey, Dibyendu; Maitra, T.; Taraphder, A.

    2016-01-01

    The iso-electronic $d^{4}$ compounds of the $4d$ series show rich phase diagrams due to competing spin, charge and orbital degrees of freedom in presence of strong correlations and structural distortions. One such iso-electronic series, $Ca_{2-x}Sr_{x}RuO_{4}$, is studied within the GGA (and spin-orbit coupled GGA) plus DMFT formalism using the hybridization expansion of continuous time Quantum Monte Carlo solver. While the local dynamical correlations make $Sr_{2}RuO_{4}$ a Hund's metal, the...

  20. Raman scattering, magnetization and magnetotransport study of SrFeO{sub 3-{delta}}, Sr{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 7-{delta}} and CaFeO{sub 3}

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    Damljanovic, Vladimir

    2008-12-16

    In this thesis we have determined the Raman spectra as well as the magnetization, resistance and magnetoresistance of the compounds SrFeO{sub 3-{delta}}, Sr{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 7-{delta}} and CaFeO{sub 3} as a function of temperature. We describe the preparation of nearly stoichiometric SrFeO{sub 3-{delta}} crystals with {delta}<0.05. we have performed lattice dynamics calculations for the ideal composition SrFeO{sub 3.00} 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 Sr{sub 3}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 7}. (orig.)

  1. Magnesium and cadmium in covalently-bonded Lonsdaleite networks: Synthesis, structure, and conding of AETMg{sub 2} and SrTCd{sub 2} (AE = Ca, Sr; T = Pd, Ag, Pt, Au)

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    Kersting, Marcel; Johnscher, Michael; Poettgen, Rainer [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Muenster, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Matar, Samir F. [Universite Bordeaux, ICMCB, UPR 9048, 33600 Pessac (France)

    2013-04-15

    The alkaline earth metal compounds AETMg{sub 2} and AETCd{sub 2} (AE = Ca, Sr; T = Pd, Ag, Pt, Au) were synthesized by induction-melting (or in muffle furnaces) of the elements in sealed niobium ampoules. The new phases were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction. The structures of SrPdMg{sub 2} and SrPdCd{sub 2} were investigated by X-ray diffraction on single crystals: MgCuAl{sub 2} type, Cmcm, a = 436.42(4), b = 1130.1(1), c = 820.54(7) pm, wR{sub 2} = 0.0115, 511 F{sup 2} values for SrPdMg{sub 2} and a = 443.5(2), b = 1063.0(2), c = 810.2(2) pm, wR{sub 2} = 0.0296, 386 F{sup 2} values for SrPdCd{sub 2} with 16 variables for each refinement. The magnesium and cadmium atoms build up [TMg{sub 2}] and [TCd{sub 2}] polyanionic networks, which leave cavities for the calcium and strontium atoms. The bonding variations within the polyanions, which are mainly influenced by the length of the b axis are discussed. Ab initio calculations of electronic structure, charge densities, and chemical bonding, characterize SrPdMg{sub 2} with a larger cohesive energy than SrPdCd{sub 2}. This is illustrated by larger bonding Pd-Mg interactions, opposite to compensating Pd-Cd between bonding and antibonding states. (Copyright copyright 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  2. Ab Initio Study of Chemical Reactions of Cold SrF and CaF Molecules with Alkali-Metal and Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms: The Implications for Sympathetic Cooling.

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    Kosicki, Maciej Bartosz; Kędziera, Dariusz; Żuchowski, Piotr Szymon

    2017-06-01

    We investigate the energetics of the atom exchange reaction in the SrF + alkali-metal atom and CaF + alkali-metal atom systems. Such reactions are possible only for collisions of SrF and CaF with the lithium atoms, while they are energetically forbidden for other alkali-metal atoms. Specifically, we focus on SrF interacting with Li, Rb, and Sr atoms and use ab initio methods to demonstrate that the SrF + Li and SrF + Sr reactions are barrierless. We present potential energy surfaces for the interaction of the SrF molecule with the Li, Rb, and Sr atoms in their energetically lowest-lying electronic spin states. The obtained potential energy surfaces are deep and exhibit profound interaction anisotropies. We predict that the collisions of SrF molecules in the rotational or Zeeman excited states most likely have a strong inelastic character. We discuss the prospects for the sympathetic cooling of SrF and CaF molecules using ultracold alkali-metal atoms.

  3. Flexible tensile strain sensor based on lead-free 0.5Ba (Ti0.8Zr0.2) O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3) TiO3 piezoelectric nanofibers

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    Xing, Lindong; Zhu, Ruijian; Wang, Zengmei; Wang, Fengxia; Kimura, Hideo

    2017-09-01

    Here, we report our study results of a flexible piezoelectric tensile strain sensor which is fabricated by synthesizing 0.5Ba (Zr0.2Ti0.8) O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3) TiO3 (0.5BZT-0.5BCT) nanofibers via an electrospinning process. Our nanofibers show an ultrahigh d33 of 275 pm V-1. 0.5BZT-0.5BCT nanofibers and MW-CNTs are dispersed in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to fabricate a highly stretchable and flexible tensile sensor, and the multiple roles of the MW-CNTs are probed and demonstrated. This nanofiber-based piezoelectric tensile strain sensor shows great resolution and sensitivity under external mechanical deformation. It is suitable for applications in complex environments.

  4. Preparation of nanofiber polythiophene layered on Ba x Sr1- x Fe12O19/Fe3O4/polyacrylic acid core-shell structure and its microwave absorption investigation

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    Hosseini, Seyed Hossein; Moloudi, Maryam

    2015-09-01

    Ba x Sr1- x Fe12O19/Fe3O4/polyacrylic acid/polythiophene (Ba x Sr1- x Fe12O19/Fe3O4/PAA/PTh) nanocomposites with multi-core-shell structure were successfully synthesized by four steps. The samples were characterized by FTIR, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), vibrating sample magnetometer, and radar absorbing material reflectivity far-field radar cross-section method, respectively. XRD and TEM results indicated that the obtained nanoparticles have multi-core-shell morphology. The magnetic properties and microwave absorption analyses reveal that there are interphase interactions at the interface of Ba x Sr1- x Fe12O19, Fe3O4, PAA, and PTh, which can affect the magnetic properties and microwave absorption properties of the samples. The microwave-absorbing properties of nanocomposites were investigated at 8-14 GHz. A typical layer absorber exhibited an excellent microwave absorption with a -26 dB maximum absorption at 14 GHz. Compared with core material, the coercivity and saturation magnetization of multi-core-shell nanocomposites decrease obviously, but the microwave absorption properties of nanocomposites are improved greatly. The results show that these composite could be used as advancing absorption and shielding materials due to their favorable microwave-absorbing properties.

  5. Electron paramagnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy of Yb sup 3 sup + ions in SrF sub 2 and BaF sub 2; an analysis of distortions of the crystal lattice near Yb sup 3 sup +

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    Falin, M L; Latypov, V A; Leushin, A M

    2003-01-01

    SrF sub 2 and BaF sub 2 crystals, doped with the Yb sup 3 sup + ions, have been investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy. As-grown crystals of SrF sub 2 and BaF sub 2 show the two paramagnetic centres for the cubic (T sub c) and trigonal (T sub 4) symmetries of the Yb sup 3 sup + ions. Empirical diagrams of the energy levels were established and the potentials of the crystal field were determined. Information was obtained on the SrF sub 2 and BaF sub 2 phonon spectra from the electron-vibrational structure of the optical spectra. The crystal field parameters were used to analyse the crystal lattice distortions in the vicinity of the impurity ion and the F sup - ion compensating for the excess positive charge in T sub 4. Within the frames of a superposition model, it is shown that three F sup - ions from the nearest surrounding cube, located symmetrically with respect to the C sub 3 axis from the side of the ion-compensator, approach the impurity ion and cling to the axis of the...

  6. Phase equilibria and crystal chemistry in portions of the system SrO-CaO-[1/2]Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3]-CuO; 5: The system SrO-CaO-[1/2]Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3

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    Rawn, C.J.; Roth, R.S.; Burton, B.P.; Hill, M.D. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States))

    1994-08-01

    Data are presented on the phase equilibria and crystal chemistry of the ternary system SrO-CaO-[1/2]Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3]. Symmetry data and unit-cell dimensions based on single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction measurements are reported for the two monoclinic phases. The monoclinic phase with a Sr:Ca:Bi ratio of 99:33:68 was shown to have both high- and low-temperature (black) oxidized forms.

  7. Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of Ba{sub 2}CaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17}:Tb{sup 3+} green phosphor

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    Annadurai, G.; Jayachandiran, M. [Department of Physics, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kalavakkam, 603 110 Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India); Kennedy, S. Masilla Moses, E-mail: kennedysmm@ssn.edu.in [Department of Physics, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kalavakkam, 603 110 Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India); Sivakumar, V. [Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, 602105 Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)

    2016-06-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • A novel Tb{sup 3+}-activated Ba{sub 2}CaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17} phosphors was synthesized by solid state reaction method. • The dominant PL emission peak of Ba{sub 2}CaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17}:Tb{sup 3+} phosphor was 547 nm under excitation at 240 nm. • The optimal Tb{sup 3+} concentration in Ba{sub 2}CaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17}:Tb{sup 3+} phosphor is 10 mol%. • CIE color coordinates were calculated. - Abstract: Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 1−x}Zn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17}:xTb{sup 3+} green emitting phosphors with different concentrations (x = 0.01, 0.03, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20) of Tb{sup 3+} ions were synthesized using solid state reaction method. The phase composition of the synthesized phosphors was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD). The morphology was studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The excitation and emission spectra were measured to characterize the photoluminescence properties. The optimum Tb{sup 3+} concentration in this phosphor was 10 mol%. The Tb–Tb critical distance was calculated to be ∼19.6 Å. The dipole–dipole interaction dominates in the non-radiative energy transfer between the Tb{sup 3+} ions and causes the concentration quenching. The decay time value of the Ba{sub 2}CaZn{sub 2}Si{sub 6}O{sub 17}:0.10Tb{sup 3+} phosphor is about 4.86 ms. The CIE coordinates were calculated as x = 0.242, y = 0.383. The quantum efficiency for x = 0.10 sample excited by 240 nm is 14.3%.

  8. Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, and stable-isotope (δ18O and δ13C) ratio profiles from the fan mussel Pinna nobilis: Seasonal records and temperature relationships

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    Freitas, Pedro; Clarke, Leon J.; Kennedy, Hilary; Richardson, Christopher; Abrantes, FáTima

    2005-04-01

    We present new annually resolved δ18O, δ13C, Mg/Ca, and Sr/Ca ratio records for two shells of the fast growing Mediterranean fan mussel Pinna nobilis, collected from proximal Spanish coast sea grass meadows. The relationship between the potential geochemical proxies and ontogenetic and environmental controlling factors is investigated. Specifically, the use of shell Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios as potential calcification temperature proxies, the latter calculated from measured shell δ18O values, has been assessed. The δ18O cycles along the growth axis indicate that our P. nobilis specimens are ˜10.5 and ˜4.5 years old. Shell Sr/Ca ratios do not exhibit any consistent interannual cyclicity and are not correlated to temperature. A subtle ontogenetic effect on shell Mg/Ca ratios was observed during the first 4.5 years of recorded growth but was highly evident during the organism's later growth years. In P. nobilis shells, different mechanisms influence ontogenetic variation in shell Mg/Ca and δ18O records. Shell Mg/Ca ratios from the first 4.5 years of growth correlate significantly to temperature, in a best fit relationship described by the equation Mg/Ca = 17.16 ± 1.95 * exp(0.022 ± 0.004 * T). P. nobilis shell Mg/Ca records therefore are a valid temperature proxy only during an early growth phase. For the same range of temperatures, shell Mg/Ca ratios in P. nobilis are approximately 1/3 lower than those reported for inorganic calcite but 3 to 4 times higher than in another bivalve species, Mytilus trossulus, and 4 to 16 times higher than in foraminifera. We suggest these offsets are due to a higher degree of similarity between seawater and calcification-fluid composition in P. nobilis than in other bivalves and foraminifera. The observed shell Mg/Ca ratio change per °C of 2.2% also is lower than that observed for inorganic and other biogenic calcites. Our findings strongly support taxon- and species-specific Mg/Ca-temperature relationships for bivalves and

  9. Dielectric properties of BaMg1/3Nb2/3O3 doped Ba0.45Sr0.55Tio3 thin films for tunable microwave applications

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    Alema, Fikadu; Pokhodnya, Konstantin

    2015-11-01

    Ba(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 (BMN) doped and undoped Ba0.45Sr0.55TiO3 (BST) thin films were deposited via radio frequency magnetron sputtering on Pt/TiO2/SiO2/Al2O3 substrates. The surface morphology and chemical state analyses of the films have shown that the BMN doped BST film has a smoother surface with reduced oxygen vacancy, resulting in an improved insulating properties of the BST film. Dielectric tunability, loss, and leakage current (LC) of the undoped and BMN doped BST thin films were studied. The BMN dopant has remarkably reduced the dielectric loss (˜38%) with no significant effect on the tunability of the BST film, leading to an increase in figure of merit (FOM). This is attributed to the opposing behavior of large Mg2+ whose detrimental effect on tunability is partially compensated by small Nb5+ as the two substitute Ti4+ in the BST. The coupling between MgTi″ and VO•• charged defects suppresses the dielectric loss in the film by cutting electrons from hopping between Ti ions. The LC of the films was investigated in the temperature range of 300-450K. A reduced LC measured for the BMN doped BST film was correlated to the formation of defect dipoles from MgTi″, VO•• and NbTi• charged defects. The carrier transport properties of the films were analyzed in light of Schottky thermionic emission (SE) and Poole-Frenkel (PF) emission mechanisms. The result indicated that while the carrier transport mechanism in the undoped film is interface limited (SE), the conduction in the BMN doped film was dominated by bulk processes (PF). The change of the conduction mechanism from SE to PF as a result of BMN doping is attributed to the presence of uncoupled NbTi• sitting as a positive trap center at the shallow donor level of the BST.

  10. A high performance BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ-based solid oxide fuel cell with a cobalt-free Ba0.5Sr0.5FeO3-δ–Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ composite cathode

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    Sun, Wenping; Shi, Zhen; Fang, S.; Yan, Litao; Zhu, Zhiwen; Liu, Wei

    2010-01-01

    A cobalt-free Ba0.5Sr0.5FeO3-δ–Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-δ (BSF–SDC) composite is employed as a cathode for an anode-supported proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells (H-SOFCs) using BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) as the electrolyte. The chemical compatibility between BSF and SDC is evaluated. The XRD results show

  11. Surface morphology and in-plane-epitaxy of SmBa2Cu3O7-δ films on SrTiO3 (001) substrates studied by STM and grazing incidence x-ray diffraction

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    Jiang, Q.D.; Smilgies, D.M.; Feidenhans'l, R.

    1996-01-01

    The surface morphology and in-plane epitaxy of thin films of SmBa(2)Cu3O(7-delta) (Sm-BCO) grown on SrTiO3 (001) substrates with various thicknesses have been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and grazing incidence x-ray diffraction (GIXRD). As revealed by GIXRD, SmBCO films...... as thick as 500 Angstrom grow pseudomorphically on SrTiO3 (001) surfaces, in comparison with a maximum of 130 Angstrom for YBCO. This is probably due to a better lattice match of SmBCO (epsilon(alpha) = 1.2%, epsilon(b)=-0.5%) compared to YBCO (epsilon(alpha)=2.0%, epsilon(b)=0.5%) with the SrTiO3...

  12. Synthesis and properties of compounds in the system Sr sub 2 CuO sub 3 -Ca sub 2 CuO sub 3

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    Krueger, C.; Reichelet, W.; Almes, A.; Koenig, U.; Oppermann, H.; Scheler, H. (Dresden Univ. of Tech. (Germany))

    1992-01-01

    The ternary compounds Ca{sub 2}CuO{sub 3}, Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub 3}, and their solid solution Sr{sub 2{minus}x}Ca{sub x}CuO{sub 3} have been prepared by the decomposition of coprecipitated oxalates and/or by conventional solid state reaction. Both reaction methods are compared. The obtained compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic system. The lattice constants were determined, and the formation of solid solution crystals over the whole range of composition was obtained. The compounds were characterized concerning their thermal stability and their decomposition in moist air. Thermogravimetric, X-ray, and vapor pressure measurements show that the compounds are of a very slight variation in oxygen stoichiometry. First measurements of the specific heat and IR spectra are discussed.

  13. Photoluminescence Spectroscopic Study of BaMgAl10O17:Eu Phosphor Coated with CaF2 via a Sol-Gel Process

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    Feng Li

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available CaF2 coatings on the surface of BaMgAl10O17:Eu (BAM were prepared by a sol-gel process, and the optical properties and antithermal degradation properties were analyzed by photoluminescence spectra recorded under 254 nm and 147 nm excitation. The results indicate that BAM particles were successfully coated with CaF2 and CaF2 coatings show an interesting property to enhance the blue emission intensity of BAM. The optimum antithermal degradation properties were obtained at the weight ratio 0.4 wt% under 254 nm excitation and 0.3 wt% under 147 nm excitation, respectively.

  14. Influence of SrF2 on the Formation, Microstructure and Critical Temperature of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 Polycrystalline Samples

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Jensen, Annemette Hindhede; Huhtinen, H.

    2015-01-01

    ), a significant lowering of the reaction temperature was observed. For a fixed sintering temperature, SrF2 results in an enhanced grain growth. However, the lattice parameters of the Bi2223 phase and its superconducting transition temperature are not significantly affected by the presence of fluorine...

  15. Inter-Colony Fidelity of Sr/Ca Variability in the Massive Caribbean Coral Siderastrea siderea: a Sub-Fossil Example

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    Maupin, C. R.; Quinn, T. M.; Poore, R. Z.; Lin, K.; Shen, C.

    2008-12-01

    Coral-based reconstructions of climate variability in the Atlantic Warm Pool (AWP) in the pre-instrumental period are sparse. Multi-century Sr/Ca records generated from the skeleton of the widely distributed, massive, slow growing (~0.5 cm yr-1) coral Siderastrea siderea have the potential to address this data gap by providing robust proxies of interannual- to centennial-scale sea surface temperature (SST) variability in the AWP. However, before modern and fossil geochemical time series from S. siderea can be interpreted in terms of climate variability, reproducibility tests must be performed on individual coral colonies from the same location. Here we provide one such assessment of inter-colony reproducibility in the geochemistry of S. siderea using cores from the Dry Tortugas National Park (~24°33'N, 82°53'W). Time series of Sr/Ca from a large colony cored live in the summer of 1993 and a second, sub-fossil colony core, with a high-precision mass spectrometric U/Th date of 110 ± 1.7 (2σ) yrs, are compared. The 25-year overlap exhibits excellent reproducibility in both monthly and monthly anomaly space, and the average absolute difference between monthly data from the two time series is within instrumental precision. The results of this work suggest that individual monthly Sr/Ca records from S. siderea can be deemed representative of local SST variability, and that continuous local Sr/Ca records can be successfully spliced together from living and sub-fossil corals using high precision U/Th dating.

  16. Superconductivity up to 114 K in the Bi-Al-Ca-Sr-Cu-O compound system without rare-earth elements

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    Chu, C. W.; Bechtold, J.; Gao, L.; Hor, P. H.; Huang, Z. J.

    1988-01-01

    Stable superconductivity up to 114 K has been reproducibly detected in Bi-Al-Ca-Sr-Cu-O multiphase systems without any rare-earth elements. Pressure has only a slight positive effect on T(c). These observations provide an extra material base for the study of the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity and also the prospect of reduced material cost for future applications of superconductivity.

  17. Synthesis and characterisation of the n = 2 Ruddlesden–Popper phases Ln{sub 2}Sr(Ba)Fe{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln = La, Nd, Eu)

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    Gurusinghe, Nicola N.M. [School of Chemistry, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Figuera, Juand de la; Marco, José F. [Instituto de Quimica-Fisica “Rocasolano”, CSIC, Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Thomas, Michael F. [Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool. L69 3BX (United Kingdom); Berry, Frank J., E-mail: f.j.berry.1@bham.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Greaves, Colin [School of Chemistry, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)

    2013-09-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Some Ruddlesden–Popper phases have been characterised. • Substitution on the A site influences cationic order. • The magnetic moment redirects with temperature - Abstract: A series of n = 2 Ruddlesden–Popper phases A{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 7} of composition Ln{sub 2}Sr(Ba)Fe{sub 2}O{sub 7} (Ln = La, Nd, Eu) have been prepared. La{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} and La{sub 2}BaFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} crystallise in the tetragonal space group I4/mmm. The structures of Eu{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} and Nd{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} are best described in space group P4{sub 2}/mnm. Substitution on the A site with smaller lanthanide- and larger alkaline metal- ions leads to enhanced cationic order in these phases and reflects increasing differences in cationic radii. All the compounds are antiferromagnetically ordered between 298 and 2 K. In La{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} the magnetic moment lies along [1 1 0] at all temperatures between 298 and 2 K whereas in La{sub 2}BaFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} the magnetic moment at 298 K lies along the crystallographic x-axis but redirects from the [1 0 0] to the [1 1 0] direction between 210 and 190 K and is retained in this direction until 2 K. In Nd{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} the magnetic moment at 298 K lies along [1 1 0] but rotates from [1 1 0] to [0 0 1] between 17 and 9 K. A series of {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectra recorded from La{sub 2}SrFe{sub 2}O{sub 7} between 290 and 600 K indicate a magnetic ordering temperature of T{sub N} ≥ 535 K.

  18. Comparison of a SiO₂-CaO-ZnO-SrO glass polyalkenoate cement to commercial dental materials: ion release, biocompatibility and antibacterial properties.

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    Wren, A W; Coughlan, A; Hall, M M; German, M J; Towler, M R

    2013-09-01

    Ion Release and biocompatibility of a CaO-SrO-ZnO-SiO₂ (BT 101) based glass polyalkenoate cement (GPC) was compared against commercial GPCs, Fuji IX and Ketac Molar. The radiopacity (R) was similar for each material, 2.0-2.8. Ion release was evaluated on each material over 1, 7, 30 and 90 days. BT 101 release included Ca (23 mg/L), Sr (23 mg/L) Zn (13 mg/L), Si (203 mg/L). Fuji IX release includes Ca (0.7 mg/L), Al (3 mg/L) Si (26 mg/L), Na (60 mg/L) and P (0.5 mg/L) while Ketac Molar release includes Ca (1 mg/L), Al (0.6 mg/L) Si (23 mg/L), Na (76 mg/L) and P (0.7 mg/L). Simulated body fluid trials revealed CaP surface precipitation on BT 101. No evidence of precipitation was found on Fuji IX or Ketac Molar. Cytotoxicity testing found similar cell viability values for each material (~60 %, P = 1.000). Antibacterial testing determined a reduced CFU count with BT 101 (2.5 × 10³) when compared to the control bacteria (2.4 × 10⁴), Fuji IX (1.5 × 10⁴) and Ketac Molar (1.2 × 10⁴).

  19. Magnetic relaxation behavior in the Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3-xMoxO10+δ system fabricated by glass-ceramic technique

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    Kizilaslan, O.; Kirat, G.; Aksan, M. A.

    2015-06-01

    In this paper, we present a study on the critical current density and magnetic relaxation behavior of the Mo-substituted BiSrCaCuO system. The Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3-xMoxO10+y, where x=0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 have been fabricated using glass-ceramic technique. It was found that the Mo-substitution to the BiSrCaCuO system lead to the formation of pinning centers and hence an increase of critical current density. The magnetic relaxation experiments were performed to understand physical phenomena behind of flux motion. Time dependence of the magnetization exhibited thermally activation flux motion in the samples. It was found that the normalized magnetic relaxation rate, S, did not vary linearly with temperature, especially at high temperatures, which is attributed to the collective creep theory. In addition, the characteristic pinning energy, Ue/KB, in the samples was calculated using Maley's method. Correlation between the pinning energy and the magnetization showed that obtained experimental results can be fitted to the collective creep theory.

  20. Sea Surface Temperature Reconstruction Period 1993 - 2007 Based on Content Analysis of Coral Sr/Ca from the Region Labuan Bajo, Simeulue Island

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    Sri Yudawati Cahyarini

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available DOI: 10.17014/ijog.v6i3.121Sea surface temperature (SST is one of the important parameters for (paleo climate studies. The long time series of SST data are required to understand more the climate change. Coral geochemical proxy such as Sr/Ca overcomes this problem. Coral can provide long time series of climate data continuously from present till hundreds years ago, even fossil (dead coral can do it till thousand years ago. In this study, Sr/Ca content of Porites coral within 10 m deep from Labuan Bajo, Simeulue Island was analyzed to reconstruct SST. Coral Sr/Ca shows a strong correlation with local SST in seasonal scale as well as in the annual mean scale. Reconstructed SST data show that the monsoon between 1993 2007 strongly influence the SST variation in the Simeulue region. It supposed that the seasonal variation signal strongly influence local SST than the annual mean signal such as El Nino.

  1. Suppression of magnetism and development of superconductivity within the collapsed tetragonal phase of Ca0.67Sr0.33Fe2As2 under pressure

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    Jeffries, J. R.; Butch, N. P.; Kirshenbaum, K.; Saha, S. R.; Samudrala, G.; Weir, S. T.; Vohra, Y. K.; Paglione, J.

    2012-05-01

    Structural and electronic characterizations of (Ca0.67Sr0.33)Fe2As2 have been performed as a function of pressure up to 12 GPa using conventional and designer diamond anvil cells. The compound (Ca0.67Sr0.33)Fe2As2 behaves intermediately between its end members, displaying a suppression of magnetism and the onset of superconductivity. Like other members of the AFe2As2 family, (Ca0.67Sr0.33)Fe2As2 undergoes a pressure-induced isostructural volume collapse, which we associate with the development of As-As bonding across the mirror plane of the structure. This collapsed tetragonal phase abruptly cuts off the magnetic state and supports superconductivity with a maximum Tc=22.2K. The maximum Tc of the superconducting phase is not strongly correlated with any structural parameter, but its proximity to the abrupt suppression of magnetism as well as the volume-collapse transition suggests that magnetic interactions and structural inhomogeneity may play a role in its development.

  2. Microstructure, Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2O x Self-lubricating Composites

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    Tang, Hua; Zhang, Du; Wang, Yuqi; Zhang, Yi; Ji, Xiaorui; Song, Haojie; Li, Changsheng

    2014-01-01

    Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2O x self-lubricating composites were successfully fabricated by a facile powder metallurgy method. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized composites and the worn surface after tribometer testing are characterized by using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy together with energy dispersive spectrometry. The results indicated that self-lubricating composites are composed of superconductor phase and Ag phase. Moreover, the effects of Ag on mechanical and tribological properties of the novel composites were investigated. The friction test results showed that the friction coefficient of the pure Bi2212 against stainless steel is about 0.40 at ambient temperature and abruptly decreases to about 0.17 when the temperature is cooled to 77 K. The friction coefficients of the composites from room temperature to high temperature were lower and more stable than those of pure Bi2Sr2CaCu2O x . When the content of Ag is 10 wt.%, the Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2O x composites exhibited excellent tribological performance, the improved tribological properties are attributed to the formation of soft metallic Ag films at the contacted zone of the composites.

  3. Strong anisotropy of Dirac cones in SrMnBi2 and CaMnBi2 revealed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.

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    Feng, Ya; Wang, Zhijun; Chen, Chaoyu; Shi, Youguo; Xie, Zhuojin; Yi, Hemian; Liang, Aiji; He, Shaolong; He, Junfeng; Peng, Yingying; Liu, Xu; Liu, Yan; Zhao, Lin; Liu, Guodong; Dong, Xiaoli; Zhang, Jun; Chen, Chuangtian; Xu, Zuyan; Dai, Xi; Fang, Zhong; Zhou, X J

    2014-06-20

    The Dirac materials, such as graphene and three-dimensional topological insulators, have attracted much attention because they exhibit novel quantum phenomena with their low energy electrons governed by the relativistic Dirac equations. One particular interest is to generate Dirac cone anisotropy so that the electrons can propagate differently from one direction to the other, creating an additional tunability for new properties and applications. While various theoretical approaches have been proposed to make the isotropic Dirac cones of graphene into anisotropic ones, it has not yet been met with success. There are also some theoretical predictions and/or experimental indications of anisotropic Dirac cone in novel topological insulators and AMnBi2 (A = Sr and Ca) but more experimental investigations are needed. Here we report systematic high resolution angle-resolved photoemission measurements that have provided direct evidence on the existence of strongly anisotropic Dirac cones in SrMnBi2 and CaMnBi2. Distinct behaviors of the Dirac cones between SrMnBi2 and CaMnBi2 are also observed. These results have provided important information on the strong anisotropy of the Dirac cones in AMnBi2 system that can be governed by the spin-orbital coupling and the local environment surrounding the Bi square net.

  4. Investigating the influence of Na+ and Sr2+ on the structure and solubility of SiO2-TiO2-CaO-Na2O/SrO bioactive glass.

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    Li, Y; Placek, L M; Coughlan, A; Laffir, F R; Pradhan, D; Mellott, N P; Wren, A W

    2015-02-01

    This study was conducted to determine the influence that network modifiers, sodium (Na+) and strontium (Sr2+), have on the solubility of a SiO2-TiO2-CaO-Na2O/SrO bioactive glass. Glass characterization determined each composition had a similar structure, i.e. bridging to non-bridging oxygen ratio determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR) confirmed structural similarities as each glass presented spectral shifts between -84 and -85 ppm. Differential thermal analysis and hardness testing revealed higher glass transition temperatures (Tg 591-760 °C) and hardness values (2.4-6.1 GPa) for the Sr2+ containing glasses. Additionally the Sr2+ (~250 mg/L) containing glasses displayed much lower ion release rates than the Na+ (~1,200 mg/L) containing glass analogues. With the reduction in ion release there was an associated reduction in solution pH. Cytotoxicity and cell adhesion studies were conducted using MC3T3 Osteoblasts. Each glass did not significantly reduce cell numbers and osteoblasts were found to adhere to each glass surface.

  5. Single Variable and Multivariate Analysis of Remote Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectra for Prediction of Rb, Sr, Cr, Ba, and V in Igneous Rocks

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    Clegg, Samuel M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Roger C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Speicher, Elly A [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE; Dyar, Melinda D [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE; Carmosino, Marco L [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

    2010-12-23

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) will be employed by the ChemCam instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity to obtain UV, VIS, and VNIR atomic emission spectra of surface rocks and soils. LIBS quantitative analysis is complicated by chemical matrix effects related to abundances of neutral and ionized species in the resultant plasma, collisional interactions within plasma, laser-to-sample coupling efficiency, and self-absorption. Atmospheric composition and pressure also influence the intensity of LIBS plasma. These chemical matrix effects influence the ratio of intensity or area of a given emission line to the abundance of the element producing that line. To compensate for these complications, multivariate techniques, specifically partial least-squares regression (PLS), have been utilized to predict major element compositions (>1 wt.% oxide) of rocks, PLS methods regress one or multiple response variables (elemental concentrations) against multiple explanatory variables (intensity at each pixel of the spectrometers). Because PLS utilizes all available explanatory variable and eliminates multicollinearity, it generally performs better than univariate methods for prediction of major elements. However, peaks arising from emissions from trace elements may be masked by peaks of higher intensities from major elements. Thus in PLS regression, wherein a correlation coefficient is determined for each elemental concentration at each spectrometer pixel, trace elements may show high correlation with more intense lines resulting from optical emissions of other elements. This could result in error in predictions of trace element concentrations. Here, results of simple linear regression (SLR) and multivariate PLS-2 regression for determination of trace Rb, Sr, Cr, Ba, and V in igneous rock samples are compared. This study focuses on comparisons using only line intensities rather than peak areas to highlight differences between SLR and PLS.

  6. Tuning the optical, electrical and magnetic properties of Ba(0.5)Sr(0.5)Ti(x)M(1-x)O3 (BST) nanopowders.

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    Turky, Ali Omar; Rashad, Mohamed Mohamed; Kandil, Abd El-Hakim Taha; Bechelany, Mikhael

    2015-05-21

    Metal doped barium strontium titanate (BST; Ba0.5Sr0.5TixM1-xO3) nanopowders have been successfully synthesized through the oxalate precursor route based on low cost starting materials. The effect of metal ion substitution, namely Fe(3+), Mn(2+), Co(2+) and Y(3+), on the crystal structure, microstructure and optical, electrical, dielectric and magnetic properties of BST was studied. The results revealed that a crystalline single cubic BST phase was formed for pure and Mn(2+), Co(2+) and Y(3+) ion-substituted BST samples, whereas a tetragonal BST structure was obtained for the Fe(3+) substituted BST sample at an annealing temperature of 1000 °C for 2 h. Furthermore, addition of the metal ions was found to decrease the crystallite size and unit cell volume of the produced BST phase. The microstructure of the produced pure BST phase was metal ion dependent. Most BST particles appeared as a cubic like structure. The transparency of BST was found to increase with metal substitution. Meanwhile, the band gap energy was increased from 3.4 eV for pure BST to 3.8, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 eV as the result of substitution by Fe(3+), Mn(2+) and Co(2+) and Y(3+) ions, respectively. The DC resistivity was metal ion dependent. The highest DC resistivity (ρ = 66.60 × 10(5) Ω cm) was accomplished with the Mn(2+) ion. Moreover, the addition of metal ions decreased the dielectric properties of the expected Mn(2+) ion and increased the magnetic properties.

  7. Preparation Process and Dielectric Properties of Ba(0.5)Sr(0.5)TiO3-P(VDF-CTFE) Nanocomposites

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    Zhang, Lin; Wu, Peixuang; Li, Yongtang; Cheng, Z. -Y.; Brewer, Jeffrey C.

    2014-01-01

    Ceramic-polymer 0-3 nanocomposites, in which nanosized Ba(0.5)Sr(0.5)TiO3 (BST) powders were used as ceramic filler and P(VDF-CTFE) 88/12 mol% [poly(vinylidene fluoridechlorotrifluoroethylene)] copolymer was used as matrix, were studied over a concentration range from 0 to 50 vol.% of BST powders. It is found that the solution cast composites are porous and a hot-press process can eliminate the porosity, which results in a dense composite film. Two different configurations used in the hot-press process are studied. Although there is no clear difference in the uniformity and microstructure of the composites prepared using these two configurations, the composite prepared using one configuration exhibit a higher dielectric constant with a lower loss. For the composite with 40 vol. BST, a dielectric constant of 70 with a loss of 0.07 at 1 kHz is obtained at room temperature. The composites exhibit a lower dielectric loss than the polymer matrix at high frequency. However, at low frequency, the composites exhibit a higher loss than the polymer matrix due to a low frequency relaxation process that appears in the composites. It is believed that this relaxation process is related to the interfacial layer formed between BST particle and the polymer matrix. The temperature dependence of the dielectric property of the composites was studied. It is found that the dielectric constant of these composites is almost independent of the temperature over a temperature range from 20 to 120 C. Key words: A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); B. Electrical Properties; E. Casting; E. Heat treatment; Dielectric properties.

  8. Contamination of terrestrial gastropods Helix aspersa maxima with {sup 137}Cs, {sup 85}Sr, {sup 133}Ba and {sup 123m}Te by direct and trophic pathways

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    Madoz-Escande, C.; Querrec, N.; Bonhomme, T.; Poncet-Bonnard, D. [CEA Cadarache (DEI/SECRE/LRE), Laboratory of Radioecology and Ecotoxicology, Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    2004-07-01

    Contaminations of terrestrial gastropod Helix aspersa Maxima by direct deposition or labelled food ingestion of {sup 137}Cs, {sup 85}Sr, {sup 133}Ba and {sup 123m}Te were carried out in laboratory conditions. This study was performed to compare the two pathways of contamination: direct and trophic in terms of individual mortality and, radionuclide uptake, depuration and tissular distribution. A first group of 30 snails (2-year old) was exposed to radioactive aerosols during a twenty-hour period. These aerosols were supposed to be representative of those produced during a nuclear accident occurring on a PWR. A second group of 40 snails (same ages) was submitted to twice-a-week ingestion of food during 10 days (flour at a feeding rate of about 0,2 g) contaminated by these same aerosols. During the 21 days observation period, comparison among the two groups and a reference group (not contaminated by radionuclides) was performed. No significant difference between the three groups was observed neither on the growth nor on the mortality. One day after the deposit, the cesium was the most bioavailable element, distributed homogeneously within the whole body (from 15 to 25% of total Cs respectively in shell and muscle). The strontium accumulated in the shell (about 70%). The barium was found in the muscle (20%) and the shell (65%). Tellurium was mainly present in the shell (70%) and in digestive gland (20%), Later, this element was mostly present in faeces. As regards the contamination by ingestion, it was mainly accumulated in digestive gland. (author)

  9. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Charge Density Waves in NbSe2 and muSR studies of Nickel doping in BaFe2As 2

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    Arguello Ortiz, Carlos Jose

    Scanning Tunneling Microscopy is a very powerful technique to study electronic properties of condensed matter systems at the nanoscale. Part I of this thesis describes my work on Charge Density Waves (CDW) in NbSe2. NbSe2 is a layered dichalcogenide that has a CDW phase below 33K. We describe our study of the phase transition from the normal phase to the CDW phase at atomic scales. This is more relevant in light of recent discoveries of charge order in cuprates. Brand new research has shed some light about the relationship between the pseudogap phase, charge order and superconductivity in cuprates. The behavior of the CDW phase in NbSe 2 described in chapter 3 is strongly reminiscent of this physics of cuprates. NbSe2 is an excellent test bed for the study of the effect of impurities in correlated phases. In chapter 4 we revisit the cause of CDW formation in NbSe2. By including a very dilute concentration of impurities, we obtain information of the electronic bands of the material in the CDW phase. Based on this information, we are able to discuss the relationship between nesting, electron-phonon coupling and CDW in NbSe2. We demonstrate that by combining quasiparticle interference data with additional knowledge of the quasiparticle band structure from angle resolved photoemission measurements, one can extract the wavevector and energy dependence of the important electronic scattering processes. Part II focuses on Muon Spin Rotation and its application to the study of high-Tc superconductors. We describe our muSR studies on Nickel doped BaFe 2As2. By analyzing several doping concentrations, we explore the phase diagram in the antiferromagnetic and in the superconducting phases. This discussion also includes a detailed discussion of a doping concentration which falls in-between the AF and the SC phase.

  10. Electronic Phase Separation in Pr sub 1 sub x (Ca, Sr) sub x MnO sub 3 subdelta and Tunneling Magnetoresistance in Sr sub 2 FeMoO sub 6

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    Niebieskikwiat, D G

    2003-01-01

    In this work, we approach two aspects of the physics of magnetic perovskites presenting colossal magnetoresistance (CMR). Firstly, we go deeply into the phase separation (PS) between the ferromagnetic (FM) metallic state and the antiferro-magnetic (AFM) charge ordered (CO) insulating state, in manganites of the type Pr sub 1 sub x (Ca,Sr) sub x MnO sub 3 subdelta. Secondly, and more briefly, we analyze the problem of the influence of the grain boundary insulating barriers on the tunneling magnetoresistance in the Sr sub 2 FeMoO sub 6 double perovskite.The use of different measurement techniques allowed us to make a complete characterization of the PS state in the compounds Pr sub 0.65Ca sub 0 sub . sub 3 sub 5 sub - sub y Sr sub y MnO sub 3 for 0 ) keeping constant the carrier concentration (x = 0.35). This material presents an evolution from a CO insulating phase for small (y =0), towards the FM metallic phase for large (y = 0.20). In t

  11. Electronic structure and O vacancy formation/migration in La0.825(Mg/Ca/Ba)0.125CoO3

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    Omotayo Akande, Salawu; Gan, Li-Yong; Schwingenschlögl, Udo

    2016-04-01

    The effect of A-site hole doping (Mg2+, Ca2+ or Ba2+) on the electronic and magnetic properties as well as the O vacancy formation and migration in perovskite LaCoO3 is studied using first-principles calculations. All three dopants are found to facilitate O vacancy formation. Substitution of La3+ with Ba2+/Mg2+ yields the lowest O vacancy formation energy for low/intermediate spin Co, implying that not only the structure but also the spin state of Co is a key parameter. Only for low spin Co the ionic radius is correlated with the O migration barrier. Enhanced migration for intermediate spin Co is ascribed to the availability of additional space at the transition state.

  12. Pancake vortex molecules in HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub y} (n {>=} 6) superconductors

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    Crisan, A. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan); National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest 077125 (Romania); Department of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)], E-mail: I.A.Crisan@bham.ac.uk; Iyo, A.; Tanaka, Y.; Matsuhata, H.; Shivagan, D.D.; Shirage, P.M. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan); Tokiwa, K.; Watanabe, T. [Department of Applied Electronics, Science University of Tokyo, Noda 278-851 (Japan); Button, T.W.; Abell, J.S. [Department of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)

    2008-04-01

    HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub y} (Hg:12(n - 1)n) phases have the same T{sub c} independent of n and the same vortex melting line for n {>=} 6. In these materials, there are two types of pancake pairs: those separated by the thick block of (n - 2) inner CuO{sub 2} planes, which are weakly coupled by the magnetic interaction, and, respectively, those separated by the thin HgBa{sub 2}O{sub x} charge reservoir layer, which are much stronger coupled by the Josephson coupling. The vortex melting line common to all Hg:12(n - 1)n phases (n {>=} 6), separates two new vortex phases, pancake-molecule-glass, and pancake-molecule-liquid.

  13. Electronic structure and O vacancy formation/migration in La0.825(Mg/Ca/Ba)0.125CoO3

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    Omotayo Akande, Salawu

    2016-05-05

    The effect of A-site hole doping (Mg2+, Ca2+ or Ba2+) on the electronic and magnetic properties as well as the O vacancy formation and migration in perovskite LaCoO3 is studied using first-principles calculations. All three dopants are found to facilitate O vacancy formation. Substitution of La3+ with Ba2+/Mg2+ yields the lowest O vacancy formation energy for low/intermediate spin Co, implying that not only the structure but also the spin state of Co is a key parameter. Only for low spin Co the ionic radius is correlated with the O migration barrier. Enhanced migration for intermediate spin Co is ascribed to the availability of additional space at the transition state. © CopyrightEPLA, 2016.

  14. Generalised coexistence of a low work function and a stable surface: CaAl 4 and BaAuIn 3

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    Uijttewaal, M. A.; de Wijs, G. A.; de Groot, R. A.

    2006-06-01

    Cathodes are used in many devices ranging from microwave ovens to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Crucial materials properties are a low work function ( Φ) and a (relatively) stable surface. The relation between the two was not clear for more-complex metals. Our previous paper [M.A. Uijttewaal, G.A. de Wijs, R.A. de Groot, R. Coehoorn, V. van Elsbergen, C.H.L. Weijtens, Chem. Mater. 17 (2005) 3879] predicted, on the basis of results on BaAl 4, that stable low-work-function surfaces are more general for intermetallic compounds with polar surfaces. This paper strengthens the prediction by first-principles calculations on various surfaces of CaAl 4 and BaAuIn 3.

  15. Measure of the magnitude of Young's modulus in whisker-like samples of the Bi-based high-Tc materials Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub x and Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x

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    Tritt, T.M.; Ehrlich, A.C.; Gillespie, D.J. (Materials Physics Branch, Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (USA)); Marone, M.; Chen Xinfen; Skove, M.J.; Tessema, G.X. (Clemson Univ., Dept. of Physics, SC (USA)); Franck, J.P.; Jung, J. (Univ. of Alberta, Dept. of Physics, Edmonton, AB (Canada))

    1991-08-01

    We have measured Young's modulus in ribbon-like whisker samples of the high-Tc materials: Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub x} and Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x}. This is the first direct measurement of Young's modulus for whiskers of any of the high Tc materials. We used a stress-strain probe that applies an axial force (uniaxial stress) to the whisker-like sample and simultaneously measures the corresponding sample elongation. The slope of the resulting stress-strain curve yields the magnitude of Young's modulus (Y). We found these Bi based high-Tc materials to be soft with Y {approx equal} 20 GPa for Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub x} and Y {approx equal} 25 GPa for Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x}. (orig.).

  16. Lubricities of complex oxides Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub 2} as solid lubricants in oil boundary lubrication; Yukyokai junkatsu ni okeru kotai junkatsuzai toshiteno fukugo sankabutsu Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub 2} no junkatsu tokusei

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    Suzuki, M.; Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Izumi, K.; Sasaki, M. [Tokai University, Shizuoka (Japan). School of High-Technology for Human Welfare

    2000-07-01

    Complex oxides Sr{sub 0.14}Ca{sub 0.86}CuO{sub 2}, SrCuO{sub 2} and CaCuO{sub 2} were prepared from SrCO{sub 3}, CaCO{sub 3}, and CuO by sintering method. the powered complex oxides were added to three paraffinic base oils having different viscosities, and their lubricities in oil boundary lubrication were evaluated using a Falex-type tribometer. When these complex oxide powders were added to the base oil of very low viscosity, they improved the lubricity of the base oil even with addition of low concentration (2-5 mass%). Furthermore, these lubricities were enhanced by using the base oil and oleic acid together as an oiliness agent and dispersant. Especially, Sr{sub 0.14}Ca{sub 0.86}CuO{sub 2} having and infinite layer structure indicated better friction properties and also better wear resistance even by using it together with oleic acid and the low viscosity base oil. (author)

  17. Thermoelectric power factor of La0.9M0.1FeO3 (M = Ca and Ba) system: Structural, band gap and electrical transport evaluations

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    Karthikeyan, N.; Kumar, R. Ramesh; Jaiganesh, G.; Sivakumar, K.

    2018-01-01

    The search for thermoelectric materials has been incredibly increased due to the increase in global energy demand. Hence the present work focus on preparation and characterization of thermal transport phenomena of pure and Ba/Ca substituted perovskite LaFeO3 orthoferrite system. The conventional solid state reaction technique is utilized for the preparation of LaFeO3 and La0.9M0.1FeO3 (M = Ca and Ba) compounds. Crystal structure analyses of the prepared samples are analyses using Rietveld refinement process which confirms the orthoferrite crystal structure of all the prepared compounds with induced distortion in position of atoms by the incorporation of substituent atoms. The electronic structure calculations are performed by VASP. As the LaFeO3 compound is a strongly energy correlated system, the Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations are performed by DFT + U (Hubbard function) method. The computed band gap values are compared with the energy gap values calculated from UV-Vis spectral analysis. Electrical conductivity measurement and Arrhenius behavior for the temperature range of room temperature to 650 K are analyzed and the drift increase in conductivity with respect to temperature is due to the thermally activated mobility of charge carriers. Temperature dependent thermopower analysis is also examined using homemade seebeck coefficient measurement system. The calculation of thermoelectric power factor reveals that the Ba substituted LaFeO3 compound show highest power factor value of 3.73 μW/K2 cm at higher temperature and the superior power factor values observed in the Ba substituted compound determine the material's capability in power generating devices based on thermoelectric effect.

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

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

    2017-10-01

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

  19. Optoelectronic characterization of Eu3+ doped MLa2O4 (M = Sr, Ca, Mg nanophosphors for display devices

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    Devender Singh

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Eu3+ doped MLa2O4 (M = Mg, Ca, Sr nanophosphors were synthesized by a rapid facile gel combustion route. Luminescence properties of these prepared nanophosphors were analyzed by their excitation and emission spectra. The excitation spectrum consisted of some peaks in the 350–410 nm range due to the f–f transitions. The emission spectra of prepared nanophosphors had transitions of Eu3+ ions i.e. 5D0 → 7F0 (580 nm, 5D0 → 7F1 (594–596 nm, 5D0 → 7F2 (614–618, 628–629 nm, and 5D0 → 7F3 (650–651 nm. The main emission peak was observed at 614–618 nm of 5D0→7F2 transitions of Eu3+ ions. The enhancement in optical properties was observed when materials were reheated at higher temperatures. The nanostructural morphology was confirmed with scanning as well as transmission electron microscopy. The prepared materials were having size in the range of 10–50 nm. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD technique was used to determine the crystal structure and phase of the prepared phosphor materials. XRD measurements revealed that the crystallinity of MLa2O4 materials increased with increasing the sintering temperature. The prepared materials had bright red emitting optical properties that could be suitably applied in various display devices.

  20. Effect of heat treatment on microstructures and mechanical behavior of porous Sr-Ca-P coatings on titanium

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    Kung, Kuan-Chen [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Yuan Kuo [Institute of Oral Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Lee, Tzer-Min, E-mail: tmlee@mail.ncku.edu.tw [Institute of Oral Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Medical Device Innovation Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Lui, Truan-Sheng [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China)

    2012-02-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We used an efficient technique to coat porous Sr-Ca-P coatings on titanium. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The heat treatment method accelerates mechanical properties and crystallinity of the coatings. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer After heat treatment at various temperatures, all specimens show the same morphologies. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adhesion strength between the coating and the substrate increases with increasing heat treatment temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The heat treatment is beneficial method for improving coatings adhesion in medical applications. - Abstract: Titanium and its alloys are widely used in dental and orthopedic fields due to their excellent chemical stability. The micro-arc oxidation (MAO) technique is an effective method for coating strontium, calcium, and phosphorus onto titanium. In clinical application, the adhesion between the coating and the substrate is important factor for dental implants and artificial joint prosthesis. The present study investigates the effects of heat treatment on the properties of MAO coatings. The physicochemical characteristics are investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation, thin film X-ray diffraction (TF-XRD) analysis, and the scratch test. After heat treatment, the TF-XRD results indicate that the tricalcium phosphate phase appears at a temperature of 800 Degree-Sign C. SEM results show that the surface morphology does not change. The scratch test results reveal that the adhesion strength between the coatings and the substrate increases with increasing heat treatment temperature. Consequently, all findings in this study indicated that MAO coatings with heat treatment have good mechanical properties for clinical applications.

  1. Thermoluminescence and photoluminescence study of Ba{sub 0.97}Ca{sub 0.03}SO{sub 4} : Eu

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    Lochab, S P [Inter-University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067 (India); Sahare, P D [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 (India); Chauhan, R S [Department of Physics, RBS College, BR Ambedkar University, Agra-282002 (India); Salah, Numan [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 (India); Pandey, A [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021 (India)

    2006-05-07

    A highly sensitive thermoluminescence (TL) phosphor based on Ba{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}SO{sub 4} : Eu (0 {<=} x {<=} 1) has been prepared using the chemical co-precipitation technique. It has been found that the TL sensitivity of the material changes on varying the value of x with the maximum coming at x 0.03. For this value of x the sensitivity is even more than that of the commercially available phosphor CaSO{sub 4} : Dy ({approx}2.3 times more). Photoluminescence (PL) and XRD studies of the material show that the maximum TL sensitivity obtained at x = 0.03 is due to the conversion of Eu{sup 3+} to Eu{sup 2+} being highest in this case. Moreover, the phosphor Ba{sub 0.97}Ca{sub 0.03}SO{sub 4} : Eu has a constant glow curve shape and a linear gamma-ray dose response over the range 0.1-50 Gy which makes it suitable for radiation dosimetry.

  2. Material properties and structural characterization of M3Si6O12N2:Eu2+ (M = Ba, Sr)--a comprehensive study on a promising green phosphor for pc-LEDs.

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    Braun, Cordula; Seibald, Markus; Börger, Saskia L; Oeckler, Oliver; Boyko, Teak D; Moewes, Alexander; Miehe, Gerhard; Tücks, Andreas; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2010-08-16

    The efficient green phosphor Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) and its solid-solution series Ba(3-x)Sr(x)Si(6)O(12)N(2) (with x approximately = 0.4 and 1) were synthesized in a radio-frequency furnace under nitrogen atmosphere at temperatures up to 1425 degrees C. The crystal structure (Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2), space group P3 (no. 147), a = 7.5218(1), c = 6.4684(1) A, wR2 = 0.048, Z = 1) has been solved and refined on the basis of both single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data. Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) is a layer-like oxonitridosilicate and consists of vertex-sharing SiO(3)N-tetrahedra forming 6er- and 4er-rings as fundamental building units (FBU). The nitrogen atoms are connected to three silicon atoms (N3), while the oxygen atoms are either terminally bound (O1) or bridge two silicon atoms (O2) (numbers in superscripted square brackets after atoms indicate the coordination number of the atom in question). Two crystallographically independent Ba(2+) sites are situated between the silicate layers. Luminescence investigations have shown that Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) exhibits excellent luminescence properties (emission maximum at approximately 527 nm, full width at half maximum (FWHM) of approximately 65 nm, low thermal quenching), which provides potential for industrial application in phosphor-converted light-emitting diodes (pc-LEDs). In-situ high-pressure and high-temperature investigations with synchrotron X-ray diffraction indicate decomposition of Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2) under these conditions. The band gap of Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) was measured to be 7.05+/-0.25 eV by means of X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) and X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES). This agrees well with calculated band gap of 6.93 eV using the mBJ-GGA potential. Bonding to the Ba atoms is highly ionic with only the 4p(3/2) orbitals participating in covalent bonds. The valence band consists primarily of N and O p states and the conduction band contains primarily Ba d and f states

  3. Phase boundaries in the ternary (Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3)x(BaTiO3)y(SrTiO3)1-x-y system

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    Marlton, Frederick; Standard, Owen; Kimpton, Justin A.; Daniels, John E.

    2017-11-01

    The phase boundaries within (Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3)x(BaTiO3)y(SrTiO3)1-x-y with x ≥ 0.68 have been outlined. This was achieved using a combinatorial sample fabrication method and scanning synchrotron X-ray diffraction to rapidly characterise crystallographic structures over a large region of phase space. A parametric refinement method was used to clearly outline the phase boundaries as a function of the composition. The pseudo-cubic structure from the high strain non-ergodic Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-BaTiO3 composition extends into the phase diagram with doping of SrTiO3, with regions of tetragonal and rhombohedral in the BaTiO3 and Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 ends, respectively. This information can be used in conjunction with further compositional modifications to develop high strain piezoceramics that make use of electric-field-induced phase transformations and further understand the mechanisms in ergodic vs non-ergodic relaxors.

  4. New high- Tc 2-2-3 type superconductor Y 2Ba 1.5Ca 0.5Cu 3O 8+δ

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    Kulkarni, R. G.; Baldha, G. J.; Mohan, H.; Jotania, R. B.; Joshi, H. H.; Skumryev, V.; Rao, K. V.

    1990-02-01

    We have prepared and identified as a single-phase the new high- Tc 2-2-3 type superconductor Y 2Ba 1.5Ca 0.5Cu 3O 8+δ by resistance and a.c.-susceptibility measurements. The resistive superconducting onset occurs at 82 K and "zero resistance" at 78 K. Diamagnetism and Meissner effect sets in at low fields and magnetic superconducting onset starts at 82 K. The systematic investigation of the real and imaginary components of a.c.-susceptibility reveals that the magnetic behavior is that of a granular type superconductor.

  5. Band spectrum transformation and temperature dependences of thermoelectric power of Hg1-xRxBa2Ca2Cu3O8+δ system

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    M. Vasyuk

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Temperature dependences of thermoelectric power S(T at T>Tc of the Hg-based high temperature superconductors Hg1-xRxBa2Ca2Cu3O8+δ (R=Re, Pb have been analyzed with accounting for strong scattering of charge carriers. Transformation of parameters of a narrow conducting band in the region of the Fermi level was studied. The existence of correlation between the effective bandwidth and the temperature of a superconductive transition Tc is shown.

  6. Influences of Sr dose on the crystal structure parameters and Sr distributions of Sr-incorporated hydroxyapatite.

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    Guo, D G; Hao, Y Z; Li, H Y; Fang, C Q; Sun, L J; Zhu, H; Wang, J; Huang, X F; Ni, P F; Xu, K W

    2013-10-01

    Stoichiometric strontium-incorporated hydroxyapatite (Sr-HA) with different Sr concentrations [Sr/(Sr+Ca)] were synthesized using a wet chemical approach and characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transformed infrared absorption, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Rietveld Structure Refinement. The crystal lattice parameter, Sr distribution, chemical state of Sr, and also the relationships between their variations and the Sr concentrations have been intensively studied. The results show that both the crystal lattice parameters and crystal plane space of Sr-HA remarkably increase with the Sr concentration increasing. Whether Sr preferably occupies the Ca(I) site or Ca(II) site after incorporated into apatite lattice depends on the Sr number incorporated into apatite. All the Sr ions completely occupy the Ca(II) sites when the Sr concentration is below 5%. With the exception of partial Sr ions occupying the Ca(II) sites, the other Sr ions start to occupy the Ca(I) sites when the Sr concentration doped in HA is beyond 10%. The ratio of Sr ions occupying the Ca(I) sites increases with the further raising Sr concentration up to 20%. The Sr ions inherit the chemical state and environment of the original Ca(I) or Ca(II) site after incorporated into apatite. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Critical current densities and irreversibility fields of a HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub 2n+2+{delta}} sample containing n = 6-15 phases

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    Shirage, P.M. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)], E-mail: paras-shirage@aist.go.jp; Iyo, A. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)], E-mail: iyo-akira@aist.go.jp; Shivagan, D.D. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Crisan, A. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); National Institute for Materials Physics, P.O. Box MG-7, 077125 Bucharest (Romania); Department of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Tanaka, Y.; Kodama, Y.; Kito, H. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)

    2008-09-15

    A recent report on multilayered superconductors establishes unique constant T{sub c} although the number of inner CuO{sub 2} plane (IP) increases. Many hypotheses proposed that the irreversibility field (B{sub irr}) and critical current density (J{sub c}) are depends on the crystal structures. We have measured the J{sub c} and B{sub irr} of the HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub 2n+2+{delta}} sample containing n = 6-15 phases to investigate the effect of the number of IP's on the B{sub irr} and J{sub c} and its pinning properties. The rate of fall of J{sub c} increases and irreversible lines (IL's) shift to lower temperatures with increasing the number of IP's, which suggests that anisotropy increases with n. The IL settled in between those for Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub y} with high anisotropy value and YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} with less anisotropy value. The double logarithmic plot of irreversibility field versus [1 - (T/T{sub c})] analysis suggests that the flux line melting model is adopted. The flux pinning force density F{sub p} ({approx}J{sub c}B) exhibits scaling behavior when the magnetic field B is normalized by the irreversibility field B{sub irr}. Analysis of the normalized pinning force reveals that a surface pinning mechanism is dominant and reduced magnetic field b{sub max} = 0.2 agree with surface pinning mechanism with closely spaced pins.

  8. Performance of thin CaSO{sub 4}:Dy pellets for calibration of a {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y source

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    Oliveira, M.L. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Luiz Freire, 200, 50740-540 Recife, PE (Brazil); Caldas, L.V.E. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], E-mail: lcaldas@ipen.br

    2007-09-21

    Because of the radionuclide long half-life, {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y, plane or concave sources, utilized in brachytherapy, have to be calibrated initially by the manufacturer and then routinely while they are utilized. Plane applicators can be calibrated against a conventional extrapolation chamber, but concave sources, because of their geometry, should be calibrated using relative dosimeters, as thermoluminescent (TL) materials. Thin CaSO{sub 4}:Dy pellets are produced at IPEN specially for beta radiation detection. Previous works showed the feasibility of this material in the dosimetry of {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y sources in a wide range of absorbed dose in air. The aim of this work was to study the usefulness of these pellets for the calibration of a {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y concave applicator. To reach this objective, a special phantom was designed and manufactured in PTFE with semi spherical geometry. Because of the dependence of the TL response on the mass of the pellet, the response of each pellet was normalized by its mass in order to reduce the dispersion on TL response. Important characteristics of this material were obtained in reference of a standard {sup 90}Sr+{sup 90}Y source, and the pellets were calibrated against a plane applicator; then they were utilized to calibrate the concave applicator.

  9. X-ray Excitation Triggers Ytterbium Anomalous Emission in CaF 2 :Yb but Not in SrF 2 :Yb

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    Hughes-Currie, Rosa B.; Ivanovskikh, Konstantin V.; Wells, Jon-Paul R.; Reid, Michael F.; Gordon, Robert A.; Seijo, Luis; Barandiarán, Zoila

    2017-02-27

    Materials that luminesce after excitation with ionizing radiation are extensively applied in physics, medicine, security, and industry. Lanthanide dopants are known to trigger crystal scintillation through their fast d–f emissions; the same is true for other important applications as lasers or phosphors for lighting. However, this ability can be seriously compromised by unwanted anomalous emissions often found with the most common lanthanide activators. We report high-resolution X-ray-excited optical (IR to UV) luminescence spectra of CaF2:Yb and SrF2:Yb samples excited at 8949 eV and 80 K. Ionizing radiation excites the known anomalous emission of ytterbium in the Ca