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  1. Magnetic properties and hyperfine interactions in Cr8, Cr7Cd, and Cr7Ni molecular rings from 19F-NMR

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    Bordonali, L.; Garlatti, E.; Casadei, C. M.; Furukawa, Y.; Lascialfari, A.; Carretta, S.; Troiani, F.; Timco, G.; Winpenny, R. E. P.; Borsa, F.

    2014-04-01

    A detailed experimental investigation of the 19F nuclear magnetic resonance is made on single crystals of the homometallic Cr8 antiferromagnetic molecular ring and heterometallic Cr7Cd and Cr7Ni rings in the low temperature ground state. Since the F- ion is located midway between neighboring magnetic metal ions in the ring, the 19F-NMR spectra yield information about the local electronic spin density and 19F hyperfine interactions. In Cr8, where the ground state is a singlet with total spin ST = 0, the 19F-NMR spectra at 1.7 K and low external magnetic field display a single narrow line, while when the magnetic field is increased towards the first level crossing field, satellite lines appear in the 19F-NMR spectrum, indicating a progressive increase in the Boltzmann population of the first excited state ST = 1. In the heterometallic rings, Cr7Cd and Cr7Ni, whose ground state is magnetic with ST = 3/2 and ST = 1/2, respectively, the 19F-NMR spectrum has a complicated structure which depends on the strength and orientation of the magnetic field, due to both isotropic and anisotropic transferred hyperfine interactions and classical dipolar interactions. From the 19F-NMR spectra in single crystals we estimated the transferred hyperfine constants for both the F--Ni2+ and the F--Cd2+ bonds. The values of the hyperfine constants compare well to the ones known for F--Ni2+ in KNiF3 and NiF2 and for F--Cr3+ in K2NaCrF6. The results are discussed in terms of hybridization of the 2s, 2p orbitals of the F- ion and the d orbitals of the magnetic ion. Finally, we discuss the implications of our results for the electron-spin decoherence.

  2. Effect of Grain Position within a Panicle and Variety on As, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb Concentrations in japonica Rice

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    2005-01-01

    Two japonica rice varieties, a compact panicle (CP) Xiushui 63 and a loose panicle (LP) Xiushui 11 were grown in a slightly contaminated paddy field, to determine the effect of grain positions within a panicle and variety on grain As, Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb concentrations. There wasa significant difference in grain As, Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb concentrations among grain positions, and the extent of the difference was variety- and metal-specific; Xiushui 63 showed greater difference than Xiushui 11, and As, Cd, Cr and Pb being greater than Ni. The top grains (TG) of a panicle had higher As, Cd and Ni concentrations than the middle ones (MG), and the bottom ones (BG) contained the lowest. With regard to Cr and Pb, the case was opposite. Significantly positive correlations were found between grain weight and As, Cd, Ni concentrations, but there was a negative correlation between grain weight and Cr, and Pb concentrations. There was a remarkable variation in grain filling pattern among grains within a panicle, and between Xiushui 63 and Xiushui 11. In comparison with MG and TG, BG had the lowest grain filling rate and grain weight, leading to obvious difference in grain weight among grains within a panicle, and a greater difference for Xiushui 63 than for Xiushui 11. The regression analysis showed that grain As and Cd concentrations were positively correlated with the maximum grain filling rate (GRm),while negatively correlated with the required time for reaching the maximum grain filling rate (Tpoi). Concerning Cr and Pb, the case was just reverse. It is suggested that As and Cd accumulation in grains might be accompanied by the carbohydrate accumulations, while Cr and Pb accumulation displayed a different pattern.

  3. Phytoremediation of Metal (Pb, Ni, Zn, Cd And Cr Contaminated Soils Using Canna Indica

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    V. Subhashini

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Heavy metal pollution has become one of the most serious environmental problems today. Remediation of heavy metal polluted soils is one of the significant topics in environmental restoration. As a plant based technology the success of phytoremediation is inherently dependent upon proper plant selection. The present study is an attempt to test the potential of the native species to remove heavy metals from the soil. A pot experiment was conducted to study the metal accumulation capacity of Canna indica L. Canna indica was known as Indian shot belongs to the family Cannaceae. High biomass herb species was selected to restrict the passage of contaminants into the food chain by selecting non-edible, disease resistant and tolerant plants and have very pleasant flowers. Based on the BCF and TF the plant species was used in Pb, Zn and Cr phytoextraction process and Ni and Cd phytostabilization processes. Finally it was concluded that the species was good accumulator of Pb, Ni, Zn, Cd and Cr.

  4. Cd, Ni, Cr and Pb distribution in biosolid pellets used as soil amendment

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    Jordán, Manuel M.; Rincón-Mora, Beatriz; Belén Almendro-Candel, María; Navarro Pedreño, Jose; Gómez Lucas, Ignacio; Bech, Jaume; Roca, Nuria; Pardo, Francisco

    2016-04-01

    The application of biosolids to a soil is a method that offers important benefits (Navarro et al. 2003). The transport and application costs are quite low (mostly if they are dehydrated biosolids or pellets) if soils are located near a wastewater treatment plant. It is possible to recycle nutrients (N, P, and K) and organic matter by improving the physical and chemical characteristics of the soil and by reducing the fertilizer costs. However, the use of biosolids may also has several problems, such as the presence of quantities of metals that could be toxic for plants or could contaminate ground-waters after being leached. Heavy metals are one of the most serious environmental pollutants because of its high toxicity, abundance and easy accumulation by plant (Soriano-Disla et al. 2014; Rosen and Chen 2014). Contamination of soils by potentially toxic elements (e.g. Cd, Ni, Cr, Pb) from amendments of biosolids is subject to rigorous controls within the European Union. The present study was designed to examine the partition of selected heavy metals in biosolid pellets, and also to relate the distribution patterns of these metals. Samples were collected from the treatment of urban wastewater at the drying grounds of a wastewater processing plant. The samples correspond to biosolids with humidities below 20% and are representative of the three horizons within the pile: the isolation surface (H1), the mesophilous area (H2), and the thermophilous area (H3). Biosolid aggregates were placed in a pellet press and then compacted. Total content of metals was determined following microwave digestion and analysed by ICP/MS. Triplicate samples were weighed in polycarbonate centrifuge tubes and sequentially extracted. The distribution of chemical forms of Cd, Ni, Cr, and Pb in the biosolids was studied using a sequential extraction procedure that fractionates the metal into soluble-exchangeable, specifically sorbed-carbonate bound, oxidizable, reducible, and residual forms. The

  5. Heavy metal content (Cd, Ni, Cr and Pb) in soil amendment with a low polluted biosolid

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    Gomez Lucas, Ignacio; Lag Brotons, Alfonso; Navarro-Pedreño, Jose; Belén Almendro-Candel, Maria; Jordán, Manuel M.; Bech, Jaume; Roca, Nuria

    2016-04-01

    The progressively higher water quality standards in Europe has led to the generation of large quantities of sewage sludge derived from wastewater treatment (Fytili and Zabaniotou 2008). Composting is an effective method to minimize these risks, as pathogens are biodegraded and heavy metals are stabilized as a result of organic matter transformations (Barker and Bryson 2002; Noble and Roberts 2004). Most of the studies about sewage sludge pollution are centred in medium and high polluted wastes. However, the aim of this study was to assess the effects on soil heavy metal content of a low polluted sewage sludge compost in order to identify an optimal application rate based in heavy metal concentration under a period of cultivation of a Mediterranean horticultural plant (Cynara carducnculus). The experiment was done between January to June: rainfall was 71 mm, the volume of water supplied every week was 10.5 mm, mean air temperatures was 14.2, 20.4 (maximum), and 9.2◦C (minimum). The soil was a clay-loam anthrosol (WRB 2006). The experimental plot (60 m2) was divided into five subplots with five treatments corresponding to 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 kg compost/m2. Three top-soil (first 20 cm) samples from each treatment were taken (January, April and June) and these parameters were analysed: pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and total content of heavy metals (microwave acid digestion followed by AAS-spectrometry determination). The results show that sewage sludge compost treatments increase the organic matter content and salinity (electrical conductivity of the soils) and diminish the pH. Cd and Ni total content in top-soil was affected and both slightly reduce their concentration. Pb and Cr show minor changes. In general, the application of this low polluted compost may affect the mobility of Cd and Ni due to the pH modification and the water added by irrigation along time but Pb and Cr remain their content in the top-soil. References Barker, A.V., and G.M. Bryson

  6. ACUTE TOXICITIES OF CD2+, CR+6, HG2+, NI2+, AND ZN2+ TO ESTUARINE MACROFAUNA

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    Static acute toxicity bioassays were conducted at 20 C and 20 o/oo salinity with CdCl2-2 and one half H2O, K2CrO4, HgCl2, NiCl2-6H2O, and ZnCl2 using adults of starfish, Asterias forbesi; sandworm, Nereis virens; hermit crab, Pagurus longicarpus; softshell clam, Mya arenaria; mud...

  7. Greenhouse evaluation of EDTA effectiveness at enhancing Cd, Cr, and Ni uptake in Helianthus annuus and Thlaspi caerulescens

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    Munn, J.; January, M.; Cutright, T.J. [Dept. Civil Engineering, The Univ. of Akron, OH (United States)

    2008-04-15

    Background, aims and scope. Phytoremediation is a promising means for the treatment of heavy metal contamination. Although several species have been identified as hyperaccumulators, most studies have been conducted with only one metal. Experiments were conducted to investigate the ability of Helianthus annuus and Thlaspi caerulescens to simultaneously uptake Cd, Cr and Ni. Materials and methods. The efficiency of plants grown in a sandy-loam soil was investigated. The ability of two EDTA concentrations (0.1 and 0.3 g kg{sup -1}) for enhancing the phytoremediation of Cd, Cr and Ni at two different metal concentrations (24.75 mg kg{sup -1} and 90 mg kg{sup -1}) was studied. Results. Thlaspi hyperaccumulated Ni with 0.1 g kg{sup -1} EDTA. When the EDTA dosage was increased to 0.3 g kg{sup -1}, Thlaspi was able to hyperaccumulate both Ni and Cr. Since Thlaspi is a low-biomass plant, it was considered insufficient for full-scale applications. Helianthus annuus hyperacummulated Cr (with 0.1 g kg{sup -1} EDTA) and Cd (0.3 g kg{sup -1} EDTA). Discussion. When the contamination was 8.25 mg kg{sup -1} per metal, the total metal uptake was 10-25% (1.35 to 2.12 mg) higher and had the same uptake selectivity (Cr>>Cd>Ni) for both EDTA levels. It was hypothesized that complexation with EDTA interfered with Ni translocation. For these experiments, the optimal results were obtained with the H. annuus-0.1 g kg{sup -1} EDTA combination. Conclusions. Although the use of EDTA did increase the amount of metal that could be extracted, care should be taken during in-situ field applications. Chelators can also increase the amount of metals that are leached past the root zone. Metal leaching and subsequent migration could lead to ground water contamination as well as lead to new soil contamination. Recommendations and perspectives. Additional research to identify the optimal EDTA dosage for field applications is warranted. This is necessary to ensure that the metals do not leach past the

  8. Contribution to heavy metal monitoring (Zn, Cd, Hg, Cu, Ag, Pb, Cr, Ni) at the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein using common mussels (1988/89)

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    Heavy metal concentrations (Zn, Cd, Hg, Cu, Ag, Pb, Cr, Ni) in common mussels were measured at various sites along the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein during different seasons in the period from 1988 to 1989. Measurements of heavy metal load in the summer of 1988/89 showed that Zn concentrations (150-900 μg.g-1) were the highest at all monitoring stations. Hg, Cu, and Ag levels were distinctly elevated and Pb levels only moderately so. Cd, Cr, and Ni levels were largely lower than the aforementioned. A comparison with data of 1979 show a marked rise in Hg levels at all stations and a more or less distinct upward trend for Cr, Zn, Ag, and Ni. Cd levels have markedly declined since 1975/76. (orig.)

  9. Removal of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni and Zn from polluted water using an iron based sorbent

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    Genc-Fuhrman, Hülya; Wu, P.; Zhou, Y.;

    2008-01-01

    In this study fixed-bed sorption filters are filled with an iron based sorbent (ferrosorp plus, FP) and used to remove a range of heavy metals (i.e. As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Zn) from polluted water. It is found that FP is very effective at simultaneous removal of the heavy metals, and the magnitude...... average inflow pH of 6.8 and heavy metal concentration of ≈2.8 μM. It is concluded that FP has high affinity to heavy metals and it can be used (e.g. as a filter medium) to treat waters containing a wide range of heavy metals, e.g. stormwater, industrial wastewater....

  10. Simultaneous removal of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni and Zn from stormwater using high-efficiency industrial sorbents: Effect of pH, contact time and humic acid

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    Genc-Fuhrman, Hülya; Mikkelsen, Peter Steen; Ledin, Anna

    2016-01-01

    The effect of contact time, solution pH, and the presence of humic acid (HA) on the combined removal of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni and Zn is investigated in batch tests using alumina, granulated activated carbon (GAC), and bauxsol coated sand (BCS) as sorbents. It is found that the equilibrium time for C...

  11. The effect of EDTA and citric acid on phytoremediation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from soil using Helianthus annuus

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    The possibility to clean heavy metal contaminated soils with hyperaccumulator plants has shown great potential. One of the most recently studied species used in phytoremediation applications are sunflowers. In this study, two cultivars of Helianthus annuus were used in conjunction with ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) and citric acid (CA) as chelators. Two different concentrations of the chelators were studied for enhancing the uptake and translocation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from a silty-clay loam soil. When 1.0 g/kg CA was used, the highest total metal uptake was only 0.65 mg. Increasing the CA concentration posed a severe phytotoxicity to both cultivars as evidenced by stunted growth and diminished uptake rates. Decreasing the CA concentration to 0.1 and 0.3 g/kg yielded results that were not statistically different from the control. EDTA at a concentration of 0.1 g/kg yielded the best results for both cultivars achieving a total metal uptake of ∼0.73 mg compared to ∼0.40 mg when EDTA was present at 0.3 g/kg

  12. The effect of EDTA and citric acid on phytoremediation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from soil using Helianthus annuus

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    Turgut, Cafer; Katie Pepe, M.; Cutright, Teresa J

    2004-09-01

    The possibility to clean heavy metal contaminated soils with hyperaccumulator plants has shown great potential. One of the most recently studied species used in phytoremediation applications are sunflowers. In this study, two cultivars of Helianthus annuus were used in conjunction with ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) and citric acid (CA) as chelators. Two different concentrations of the chelators were studied for enhancing the uptake and translocation of Cd, Cr, and Ni from a silty-clay loam soil. When 1.0 g/kg CA was used, the highest total metal uptake was only 0.65 mg. Increasing the CA concentration posed a severe phytotoxicity to both cultivars as evidenced by stunted growth and diminished uptake rates. Decreasing the CA concentration to 0.1 and 0.3 g/kg yielded results that were not statistically different from the control. EDTA at a concentration of 0.1 g/kg yielded the best results for both cultivars achieving a total metal uptake of {approx}0.73 mg compared to {approx}0.40 mg when EDTA was present at 0.3 g/kg.

  13. Flotation separation of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Tl from calcium minerals and their determination by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry

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    The method of inductively coupled plasma-atomic spectrometry (ICP-AES), is developed for determination of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Tl in traces in calcite and gypsum. The interferences of Ca as matrix element on Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Tl intensities during their ICP-AES determination are investigated. The results reveal that Ca does not interfere on intensities of Cr, but tends to decrease the intensity of the other elements. To eliminate those matrix interferences of Ca on trace elements intensities a flotation separation method is proposed. Lead(II) hexamethylenedithiocarbamate, Pb(HMDTC)2, is applied as a collector for flotation of trace elements from acidic solutions of mineral samples. The most suitable concentrations of calcite and gypsum solutions for flotation are ascertained. The detection limits of ICP-AES method following flotation of elements present in calcite and gypsum as impurities are determined: 0.022 and 0.061 μg·g-1 for Cd, 0.071 and 0.042 μg·g-1 for Co, 0.026 and 0.132 μg·g-1 for Cr, 0.164 and 0.149 μg·g-1 for Cu, 0.289 and 0.095 μg·g-1 for Ni and 0.645 and 0.7666 μg·g-1 for Tl, respectively. (Original)

  14. Effect of carbon content in biolithes on Cd(II), Zn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Cr(III) ions uptake

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    Kyziol-Komosinska, J. [Polska Akademia Nauk, Zabrze (Poland)

    2007-10-15

    Three Polish peats (porosity 0.26-0.59, specific surface 10.78-14.10 m{sup 2}/g, C content 52.93-60.96%) and a lignite (porosity 0.42, specific surface 9.98 m{sup 2}/g, C content 66.79%) were used as sorbents for removal Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, and Cr ions from an aqueous solution at 22{sup o}C to determine the sorption isotherms. The sorption capacity increased with the increasing C content in the sorbents except for the Cr{sup 3+} ions showing a low affinity to the lignite used.

  15. Interdiffusion in the Ni/TD-NiCr and Cr/TD-NiCr systems

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    Pawar, A. V.; Tenney, D. R.

    1974-01-01

    The diffusion of Ni and Cr into TD-NiCr has been studied over the 900 to 1100 C temperature range. The diffusion couples were prepared by electroplating Cr and Ni on polished TD-NiCr wafers. Concentration profiles produced as a result of isothermal diffusion at 905, 1000, and 1100 C were determined by electron microprobe analysis. The Boltzmann-Matano analysis was used to determine concentration-dependent diffusion coefficients which were found to compare favorably with previously reported values. These data suggest that 2 vol % ThO2 distribution has no appreciable effect on the rates of diffusion in TD-NiCr with a large grain size. This supports the view that an inert dispersoid in an alloy matrix will not in itself lead to enhanced diffusion unless a short-circuit diffusion structure is stabilized.

  16. Electronic and magnetic properties of metal diiodides MI2 (M=V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Cd) from 129I Moessbauer spectroscopy

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    The hyperfine interaction parameters at the iodine site in various metal diiodides (M=Cr, V, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cd) were measured using the 27.8keV Moessbauer transition in 129I. Charge densities in the valence orbitals are deduced from an interpretation of isomer shift and quadrupole constant values. Magnetic hyperfine interactions transferred at the originally diamagnetic iodine ion in the magnetically ordered phases of the compounds allow one to determine the unpaired spin densities in the valence orbitals. Information relating to the magnetic structures are obtained from the number and intensities of magnetically nonequivalent sites and from the relative orientation between the transferred field and the electric field gradient axes. The Moessbauer spectra of 129Xe impurities created by β- decay of 129I in the NiI2 lattice reveal the absence of bonding of xenon atoms in this matrix

  17. Effect of EDTA, EDDS, NTA and citric acid on electrokinetic remediation of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn contaminated dredged marine sediment.

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    Song, Yue; Ammami, Mohamed-Tahar; Benamar, Ahmed; Mezazigh, Salim; Wang, Huaqing

    2016-06-01

    In recent years, electrokinetic (EK) remediation method has been widely considered to remove metal pollutants from contaminated dredged sediments. Chelating agents are used as electrolyte solutions to increase metal mobility. This study aims to investigate heavy metal (HM) (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) mobility by assessing the effect of different chelating agents (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS), nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) or citric acid (CA)) in enhancing EK remediation efficiency. The results show that, for the same concentration (0.1 mol L(-1)), EDTA is more suitable to enhance removal of Ni (52.8 %), Pb (60.1 %) and Zn (34.9 %). EDDS provides effectiveness to increase Cu removal efficiency (52 %), while EDTA and EDDS have a similar enhancement removal effect on As EK remediation (30.5∼31.3 %). CA is more suitable to enhance Cd removal (40.2 %). Similar Cr removal efficiency was provided by EK remediation tests (35.6∼43.5 %). In the migration of metal-chelate complexes being directed towards the anode, metals are accumulated in the middle sections of the sediment matrix for the tests performed with EDTA, NTA and CA. But, low accumulation of metal contamination in the sediment was observed in the test using EDDS. PMID:26782321

  18. Thiocyanato complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Cr(III) and U(IV) containing unidentate and bidentate auxiliary ligands

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    Several thiocyananato complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Cr(III) and U(VI) containing some unidentate and bidentate auxiliary ligands have been synthesised and characterized by elemental analyses, magnetic and conductivity measurement, IR and electronic spectral studies. The complexes have the composition [Co(SCN)/sub 2/4L], [Ni(SCN)/sub 2/2L.H/sub 2/O], [Zn(SCN)/sub 2/.2L], [Cd(SCN)/sub 2/.L'] [Cd(SCN)/sub 2/.2L] H/sub 2/O, [UO/sub 2/(NCS)/sub 2/.3L] and UO/sub 2/(NCS)2L'] H/sub 2/O where L=NH/sub 2/-NH/sub 2/; L'=NH/sub 2/CH/sub 2/CH/sub 2/NH/sub 2/ and C/sub 6/H/sub 4/-(NH/sub 2)/sub 2/. The molar conductance data indicate that all the complexes behave as 2:1 electrolyte in DMSO magnetic and spectral data are in support of octahedral geometry for cobalt, nickel, chromium and uranium complexes whereas the zinc and cadmium complexes are probably tetrahedral in nature. (author)

  19. Photocatalytic removal of M2+ (=Ni2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Hg2+ and Ag+) over new catalyst CuCrO2

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    The metal ions M2+ (Ni2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Hg2+ and Ag+) are potentially toxic. Their electro deposition has been carried out in aqueous air-equilibrated CuCrO2 suspension upon visible illumination. The delafossite CuCrO2 is p-type semiconductor characterized by a low band gap (1.28 eV) and a long-term chemical stability. The corrosion rate is found to be 10-2 μmol m-2 month-1 in aqua regia. The oxide has been elaborated through nitrate route where the specific surface area is increased via the surface/bulk ratio. A correlation exists between the dark M2+ adsorption, the redox potential of M2+/0 couple and the conduction band of CuCrO2 positioned at -1.06 VSCE. Ag+ cannot be photoreduced because of its positive potential located far above the valence band. By contrast, Zn2+ is efficiently deposited due to the large driving force at the interface. The improved photoactivity of copper with a deposition percentage (90%) is attributed to the strong dark adsorption onto the surface catalyst. The results indicate a competitive effect with the water reduction; it has been observed that the M2+ deposition goes parallel with the hydrogen evolution. Such behavior is attributed to the low H2 over voltage when ultra fine aggregate of M islands are photodeposited onto CuCrO2 substrate

  20. Photocatalytic removal of M(2+) (Ni(2+), Cu(2+), Zn(2+), Cd(2+), Hg(2+) and Ag(+)) over new catalyst CuCrO(2).

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    Ketir, W; Bouguelia, A; Trari, M

    2008-10-30

    The metal ions M(2+) (Ni(2+), Cu(2+), Zn(2+), Cd(2+), Hg(2+) and Ag(+)) are potentially toxic. Their electro deposition has been carried out in aqueous air-equilibrated CuCrO(2) suspension upon visible illumination. The delafossite CuCrO(2) is p-type semiconductor characterized by a low band gap (1.28 eV) and a long-term chemical stability. The corrosion rate is found to be 10(-2) micromol m(-2)month(-1) in aqua regia. The oxide has been elaborated through nitrate route where the specific surface area is increased via the surface/bulk ratio. A correlation exists between the dark M(2+) adsorption, the redox potential of M(2+/0) couple and the conduction band of CuCrO(2) positioned at -1.06 V(SCE). Ag(+) cannot be photoreduced because of its positive potential located far above the valence band. By contrast, Zn(2+) is efficiently deposited due to the large driving force at the interface. The improved photoactivity of copper with a deposition percentage (90%) is attributed to the strong dark adsorption onto the surface catalyst. The results indicate a competitive effect with the water reduction; it has been observed that the M(2+) deposition goes parallel with the hydrogen evolution. Such behavior is attributed to the low H(2) over voltage when ultra fine aggregate of M islands are photodeposited onto CuCrO(2) substrate. PMID:18384943

  1. Density of Liquid Ni-Cr Alloy

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    2003-01-01

    The density of liquid Ni-Cr alloy was measured by a modified sessile drop method. The density of liquid Ni-Cr alloywas found to decrease with increasing temperature and Cr concentration in the alloy. The molar volume of liquidNi-Cr alloy increases with increasing the Cr concentration in the alloy. The molar volume of Ni-Cr alloy determinedin the present work shows a positive deviation from the linear molar volume.

  2. Evaluation of heavy metals (Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb and Hg) in water, sediments and water lily (Eichornia crassipes) from Jose Antonio Alzate dam

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    Water, sediments and water lily (Eichornia crassipes) from the Jose Antonio Alzate Dam were analyzed in order to determine concentrations of chromium, iron, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead and mercury. Mercury, lead, chromium and iron were found in concentrations above permissible limits in water, and in high concentrations in sediments. Cadmium, nickel, copper and zinc never were found in concentrations above permissible limits in water. The highest concentrations of heavy metals in water lily were found in the root. Accumulation factors decreased in the following order: Zn> Cr> Fe> Ni> Cu> Pb> Hg and Cd. Statistical differences (α < 0.5) between the collection samples dates was observed. High correlations between metals concentrations in superficial water, sediment and water hyacinth were also observed. These correlations could indicate that the heavy metals studied here, are originated from a natural source such as sediments or from an industrial source. (Author)

  3. Associations between standardized school performance tests and mixtures of Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, and V in community soils of New Orleans.

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    Zahran, Sammy; Mielke, Howard W; Weiler, Stephan; Hempel, Lynn; Berry, Kenneth J; Gonzales, Christopher R

    2012-10-01

    In New Orleans a strong inverse association was previously identified between community soil lead and 4th grade school performance. This study extends the association to zinc, cadmium, nickel, manganese, copper, chromium, cobalt, and vanadium in community soil and their comparative effects on 4th grade school performance. Adjusting for poverty, food security, racial composition, and teacher-student ratios, regression results show that soil metals variously reduce and compress student scores. Soil metals account for 22%-24% while food insecurity accounts for 29%-37% of variation in school performance. The impact on grade point averages were Ni > Co > Mn > Cu ~ Cr ~ Cd > Zn > Pb, but metals are mixtures in soils. The quantities of soil metal mixtures vary widely across the city with the largest totals in the inner city and smallest totals in the outer city. School grade point averages are lowest where the soil metal mixtures and food insecurity are highest. PMID:22705504

  4. Time saving modified BCR sequential extraction procedure for the fraction of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in sediment samples of polluted lake

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    The mobility, availability and persistence of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) in contaminated lake sediment samples were evaluated by means of sequential extraction scheme, proposed by the Community Bureau of Reference protocol (BCR). The metal content in the extracts was measured by atomic absorption spectrometry. The precision and accuracy of the proposed procedure were evaluated by using a certified reference material BCR 701. The maximum recoveries for heavy metals (HMs) were observed for all three steps of BCR protocol at 32 h total shaking period instead of previously reported 51 h, with p > 0.05. The lixiviation tests (DIN 38414-S4) were used to evaluate the leaching of HMs from sediment samples and it was observed that levels of water extractable HMs were low as compared to those values obtained by acid-soluble fraction of the BCR protocol

  5. Associations between standardized school performance tests and mixtures of Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, and V in community soils of New Orleans

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    In New Orleans a strong inverse association was previously identified between community soil lead and 4th grade school performance. This study extends the association to zinc, cadmium, nickel, manganese, copper, chromium, cobalt, and vanadium in community soil and their comparative effects on 4th grade school performance. Adjusting for poverty, food security, racial composition, and teacher-student ratios, regression results show that soil metals variously reduce and compress student scores. Soil metals account for 22%–24% while food insecurity accounts for 29%–37% of variation in school performance. The impact on grade point averages were Ni > Co > Mn > Cu ∼CrCd > Zn > Pb, but metals are mixtures in soils. The quantities of soil metal mixtures vary widely across the city with the largest totals in the inner city and smallest totals in the outer city. School grade point averages are lowest where the soil metal mixtures and food insecurity are highest. - Highlights: ► Mixtures of metals vary; largest totals in the inner city and lowest in the outer city. ► An inverse association between soil Pb and 4th grade school performance is known. ► Assuming the same exposure pathway, multiple metals are compared to performance. ► Soil metals account for 22%–24% of variation in school test performance. ► Soil metal plus food insecurity accounts for 54% of explained variance. - Controlling for potential confounding variables, the accumulation of metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, and Co) in neighborhood soils is significantly negatively associated with 4th grade school performance on standardized tests in New Orleans.

  6. Succulent species differ substantially in their tolerance and phytoextraction potential when grown in the presence of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn.

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    Zhang, Chengjun; Sale, Peter W G; Clark, Gary J; Liu, Wuxing; Doronila, Augustine I; Kolev, Spas D; Tang, Caixian

    2015-12-01

    Plants for the phytoextraction of heavy metals should have the ability to accumulate high concentrations of such metals and exhibit multiple tolerance traits to cope with adverse conditions such as coexistence of multiple heavy metals, high salinity, and drought which are the characteristics of many contaminated soils. This study compared 14 succulent species for their phytoextraction potential of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn. There were species variations in metal tolerance and accumulation. Among the 14 succulent species, an Australian native halophyte Carpobrotus rossii exhibited the highest relative growth rate (20.6-26.6 mg plant(-1) day(-1)) and highest tolerance index (78-93%), whilst Sedum "Autumn Joy" had the lowest relative growth rate (8.3-13.6 mg plant(-1) day(-1)), and Crassula multicava showed the lowest tolerance indices (heavy metals than other species. These findings suggest that Carpobrotus rossii is a promising candidate for phytoextraction of multiple heavy metals, and the aquatic or semiterrestrial Crassula helmsii is suitable for phytoextraction of Cd and Zn from polluted waters or wetlands. PMID:26201657

  7. Evaluation of the air quality regarding total suspended particles and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) in the Hermosillo city, Sonora, Mexico, during a yearly period

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    In the present study, the air quality of the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico was assessed considering total suspended particulates (tsp) and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) from June 2001 through May 2002 in three monitoring sites Centro (Mazon), Nor este (CESUES) and Noroeste (CBTIS). The filter-samples used for that purpose were provided by the Air Quality Evaluation and Improvement Program (PEMCA) of the municipality of Hermosillo. The sampling method was based on high volume sampling frequency set every 6 days with non-simultaneous sampling among the three sampling sites. Filters were dissolved for metal determination by acidic-extraction, and then analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results indicate that tsp concentrations at Centro and Noroeste sites were frequently higher than the maximum daily permissible level (260 μg/m3), while in the three sites the annual average was higher than the maximum annual permissible level (75 μg/m3) both established in the standard NOM-024-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994a). According to the Air Quality Standard Index (US EPA 1992a), used in Mexico by Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA) the results indicate that the air quality in the city of Hermosillo regarding tsp was placed between no satisfactory and poor. In regard to heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr), concentrations detected were below the maximum permissible levels and/or criteria taking into account the standard NOM-026-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994b), the Who criterion (2000), the European Union criterion (Cec 2003), and the European Environmental Agency criteria (EEA 2004). Such findings would mean that airborne metals are of no concern; however, air quality is still classified as no satisfactory due to high particulate matter concentrations. Keeping air quality parameters monitoring is recommended in order to get extensive data for use in risk studies of air quality and health (morbidity/mortality), as well as topographic conditions, meteorological and urban

  8. Nuclear and related analytical methods applied to the determination of Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in a red ferralitic soil and Sorghum samples

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    Several studies on the influence of heavy metals to the growth of vegetables have been carried out in Cuba by the Ministry of Agriculture in order to evaluate the effects resulting of the continuous application of fertilizers and other materials to the soils. The analysis of metal contents in soil and vegetable samples is often troublesome due to the low concentration levels to be determined. In the present work EDXRF, AAS and ASV methods were applied and compared for the evaluation of Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb contents in red ferralitic soil and Sorghum samples. Several certified reference materials (CRM) (inorganic and organic matrixes) were analyzed in order to evaluate the performance of the analytical procedures and the bias and precision of the results. A study was performed with growing Sorghum in several series of pots where different quantities of metals were added to the soil substrate. The observed correlation between the metal contents in soil and plants as well as the influence of different additions of each metal on the plant growth is also presented. (author)

  9. An investigation of the evolution of evolution of distribution and accumulation of heavy metals(Cr, Ni, Cu, Cd, Zn and Pb) in Anzali wetland's sediments

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    To investigate the precipitation of heavy metals in Anzali wetland and evaluate its refining performance this study was carried out on the wetland. Monthly samples of sediments from 15 stations including inlets, outlets and some internal locations in the wetland were collected and analyzed over a period of six months (July - December 2002). Sediment samples were analyzed for six metals of Cr, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu and Ni. Wet digestion method was employed for extraction of metals in samples by and through a solution containing HN03 and HCL. Atomic Adsorption spectrophotometry was employed for measurement of the heavy metals. Statistical methods, including analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation and Cluster analysis were used for analysis of the data. The results indicated that concentration of heavy metals present in sediments (collected from different stations and at different times) here significantly different. Among the metals studied, Zn was of the highest concentration Heavy metal concentrations in stations 1 1, 12 and 13 were lower than in other stations. Sediments in station 5 contained the highest concentrations of heavy metals among all sediments. It can be stated that concentration of heavy metals decreases with an increase in the distance from delta of rivers entering the wetland.2. This is due to the role and performance of wetland chemical contents in reduction of pollutants, the self-purification action of wetland as well as precipitation of heavy metals at the beginning of the entries into the wetland

  10. Solid-liquid-solid extraction of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Cd, Ni and Pb) in aqueous systems of zeolite-sewage sludge

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    This paper presents results of kinetic and equilibrium studies of the removal of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Cd, Ni and Pb) from the sewage sludge using a new technique of solid-liquid-solid extraction with the adsorption-diffusion column filled by the zeolite. The metal extraction onto the zeolite from aqueous solution of the clinoptilolite and the sludge composition is characterized by three stages: intensive extraction, inversion and stabilization with the moderate extraction increase. Addition of 25% of the zeolite provides extraction efficiency of cadmium and lead of about 84%, chromium, copper and nickel of 66%, 61% and 50%, respectively. The estimated values of Gibbs free energy change ΔG show that the metals extraction by the clinoptilolite may be considered as a physical adsorption. The negative values of ΔG testify to an exothermic nature of the process. The difference between energetic potentials of the components is a driving force of the metal redistribution in the system 'clinoptilolite-water-sludge'

  11. Investigation on the Interactions of NiCR and NiCR-2H with DNA

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    Chitranshi, Priyanka; Chen, Chang-Nan; Jones, Patrick R.; Faridi, Jesika S.; Xue, Liang

    2010-01-01

    We report here a biophysical and biochemical approach to determine the differences in interactions of NiCR and NiCR-2H with DNA. Our goal is to determine whether such interactions are responsible for the recently observed differences in their cytotoxicity toward MCF-7 cancer cells. Viscosity measurement and fluorescence displacement titration indicated that both NiCR and NiCR-2H bind weakly to duplex DNA in the grooves. The coordination of NiCR-2H with the N-7 of 2′-deoxyguanosine 5′-monophosphate (5′-dGMP) is stronger than that of NiCR as determined by 1H NMR. NiCR-2H, like NiCR, can selectively oxidize guanines present in distinctive DNA structures (e.g., bulges), and notably, NiCR-2H oxidizes guanines more efficiently than NiCR. In addition, UV and 1H NMR studies revealed that NiCR is oxidized into NiCR-2H in the presence of KHSO5 at low molar ratios with respect to NiCR (≤4). PMID:20671951

  12. Concentration of heavy metals, Mn, Fe, Ni, Pb, Cr and Cd in bottom sediments of the Outer Songkhla Lake deposited between the year B.E. 2520-2538

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    Bhongsuwan, T.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to analyse the heavy metals Mn, Fe, Ni, Pb, Cr and Cd in 20 bottom sedimentsamples from 0 - 9 cm depth collected in 4 sites in the Outer Songkhla Lake. These sediment samples were deposited during the year B.E. 2520-2538 according to the Cs-137 dating. Total acid digestion was used to totally dissolve the samples using aqua regia and hydrofluoric acids. A quality control was performed by digesting the certified reference material IAEA SL-1 (lake sediment. Percent recoveries of selected heavy metals were between 79.96 (Ni and 99.26 (Cr. Concentrations of Mn, Fe, Ni, Pb and Cr in the sediment samples were in ranges 368-756, 21014-36683, 1.1-16.7, 24.5-59.8 and 30.1-67.5 mg/kg, respectively.Cadmium was non-detectable but calculated to be less than 2.5 mg/kg in all samples. Result showed thatMn has significantly increased between the depth 9-0 cm (the deposition years B.E. 2520-2538, while Fe,Ni, Pb and Cr had not changed significantly. It was concluded that Mn, Fe, Ni and Cr were still in low concentration comparable to those of sediments in several remote lakes worldwide both in Europe and America. Only Pb concentration was found to be higher than that in remote lakes worldwide. Iron was found to be the best conservative element in the outer Songkhla Lake. Regional anomaly criteria showed that Mn, Ni, Pband Cr in most samples were within the natural geochemical population except for Ni in one sample of coreU, which was considered to be a regional anomaly. Geoaccumulation index calculated in comparison with heavy metal concentration in average shale showed that sediment samples of the outer Songkhla Lake were not polluted by Mn, Fe, Ni, Cr at any site, and were unpolluted/moderately polluted for Pb at site T. Analysis of the magnetic susceptibility and the heavy metal contents in sediments showed no clear relation between them.

  13. Evaluation of the air quality regarding total suspended particles and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) in the Hermosillo city, Sonora, Mexico, during a yearly period; Evaluacion de la calidad del aire respecto de particulas suspendidas totales y metales pesados (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) en la Ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, durante un periodo anual

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    Cruz C, M. E.; Quintero N, M. [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Instituto de Ingenieria, Campus Mexicali, Calle de la Normal s/n, y Blvd. Benito Juarez, Col. Insurgentes Este, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico); Gomez A, A.; Varela S, J., E-mail: martincruzcampas@hotmail.com [Universidad de Sonora, Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Metalurgia, Blvd. Rosales y Luis Ensina s/n, Edificio 5B, Col. Centro, 83000 Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

    2013-07-01

    In the present study, the air quality of the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico was assessed considering total suspended particulates (tsp) and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) from June 2001 through May 2002 in three monitoring sites Centro (Mazon), Nor este (CESUES) and Noroeste (CBTIS). The filter-samples used for that purpose were provided by the Air Quality Evaluation and Improvement Program (PEMCA) of the municipality of Hermosillo. The sampling method was based on high volume sampling frequency set every 6 days with non-simultaneous sampling among the three sampling sites. Filters were dissolved for metal determination by acidic-extraction, and then analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results indicate that tsp concentrations at Centro and Noroeste sites were frequently higher than the maximum daily permissible level (260 {mu}g/m{sup 3}), while in the three sites the annual average was higher than the maximum annual permissible level (75 {mu}g/m{sup 3}) both established in the standard NOM-024-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994a). According to the Air Quality Standard Index (US EPA 1992a), used in Mexico by Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA) the results indicate that the air quality in the city of Hermosillo regarding tsp was placed between no satisfactory and poor. In regard to heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr), concentrations detected were below the maximum permissible levels and/or criteria taking into account the standard NOM-026-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994b), the Who criterion (2000), the European Union criterion (Cec 2003), and the European Environmental Agency criteria (EEA 2004). Such findings would mean that airborne metals are of no concern; however, air quality is still classified as no satisfactory due to high particulate matter concentrations. Keeping air quality parameters monitoring is recommended in order to get extensive data for use in risk studies of air quality and health (morbidity/mortality), as well as topographic conditions

  14. Electronic structure and band alignments of ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces

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    F Ahmadian; R Zare

    2011-08-01

    All-electron full potential calculations based on spin density functional theory were performed to study cubic zincblende (ZB) and hexagonal NiAs structures of bulk CrTe and ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces. The lattice mismatch effect in ZB CrTe and magnetic properties of CrTe in the ideal ZB CrTe structure were investigated. The band alignment properties of the ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1), CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces were computed and a rather large minority valence band offset of about 1.09 eV was observed in ZnTe/CrTe(0 0 1) heterojunction. Also in the CdTe/CrTe(0 0 1) and CdSe/CrTe(0 0 1) interfaces, the conduction band minimum of minority spin in CrTe was above the conduction band minimum of CdTe and CdSe and so the majority spin electrons could be directly injected to both semiconductors, indicating the possibility of highly efficient spin injection into the CdSe and CdTe semiconductors.

  15. Solidification shrinkage of Ni-Cr alloys

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    Xiao Feng [Materials Interfacial Physical-Chemistry Research Institute, Chongqing Institute of Technology, No. 4 Xingsheng Road, Yangjiaping, Chongqing 400050 (China); Yang Renhui [Materials Interfacial Physical-Chemistry Research Institute, Chongqing Institute of Technology, No. 4 Xingsheng Road, Yangjiaping, Chongqing 400050 (China)]. E-mail: yangrh2004@21cn.com; Fang Liang [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University, No. 174 Shazhong Road, Shapingba, Chongqing 400044 (China); Zhang Chi [Materials Interfacial Physical-Chemistry Research Institute, Chongqing Institute of Technology, No. 4 Xingsheng Road, Yangjiaping, Chongqing 400050 (China)

    2006-07-25

    Ni-Cr superalloy is widely used in casting of critical components in gas-turbine engines. Because of the significant change in density of alloy in mushy state, porosity is likely to arise in the alloy parts due to the solidification shrinkage. On the other hand, because Ni-Cr alloy is very hard and difficult to be machined, the net-shape casting of the alloy is a cheap process. Therefore, it is essential to measure the solidification shrinkage of mushy alloy for obtaining low-cost net-shape casting ingot without inner porosity. However, there have been a few reports on the solidification shrinkage of the liquid Ni-Cr alloy. In this work, the solidification shrinkage of Ni-Cr alloy was calculated by measuring its density using modified sessile drop method. It has been found that, for Ni-(0-24.53)% Cr alloys, the solidification shrinkage value fluctuates in the range of 0.91-2.02% and it tends to increase with increasing Cr concentration in 0-10% Cr. However, for Cr concentration more than 10%, the solidification shrinkage holds on a certain value of 2.00%.

  16. The influence of metal speciation in combustion waste on the efficiency of Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni and Cr bioleaching in a mixed culture of sulfur-oxidizing and biosurfactant-producing bacteria.

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    Karwowska, Ewa; Wojtkowska, Małgorzata; Andrzejewska, Dorota

    2015-12-15

    Metal leachability from ash and combustion slag is related to the physico-chemical properties, including their speciation in the waste. Metals speciation is an important factor that influences the efficiency of metal bioleaching from combustion wastes in a mixed culture of acidophilic and biosurfactant-producing bacteria. It was observed that individual metals tended to occur in different fractions, which reflects their susceptibility to bioleaching. Cr and Ni were readily removed from wastes when present with a high fraction bound to carbonates. Cd and Pb where not effectively bioleached when present in high amounts in a fraction bound to organic matter. The best bioleaching results were obtained for power plant slag, which had a high metal content in the exchangeable, bound to carbonates and bound to Fe and Mg oxides fractions- the metal recovery percentage for Zn, Cu and Ni from this waste exceeded 90%. PMID:26073519

  17. Corrosion performance of bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3-NiCr HVAF thermal spray coating

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    Sadeghimeresht, E.; Markocsan, N.; Nylén, P.; Björklund, S.

    2016-04-01

    The corrosion behavior of three HVAF thermal spray coating systems (A: single-layer Ni, B: single-layer Cr2C3-NiCr coatings, and C: bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3-NiCr coating) was comparatively studied using immersion, salt spray, and electrochemical tests. Polarization and EIS results showed that the corrosion behavior of Cr2C3-NiCr coatings in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution was significantly improved by adding the intermediate layer of Ni. It was illustrated that the polarization resistance of the bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3-NiCr and single-layer Cr2C3-NiCr coatings were around 194 and 38 kΩ cm2, respectively. Microstructure analysis revealed that the bond coating successfully prevented the corrosion propagation toward the coating.

  18. The formation model of Ni-Cr oxides on NiCoCrAlY-sprayed coating

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    The atomic arrangement and distribution of oxides (Cr2O3, NiCr2O4 and NiO) on the sprayed-NiCoCrAlY coating after oxidation are analyzed. The formation and the growth model of Ni-Cr oxide phases are discussed according to the matching relationship between atoms. The outline character and a scale of spinel NiCr2O4 are discussed. The results show that Cr atoms can form two close-packed arrangements in the crystal plane of Cr2O3 perpendicular to orientation. The atomic spacing in the first arrangement corresponds to double that of Ni/Ni3Al in {1 1 1} crystal face. This suggests that Ni/Ni3Al is the substrate for Cr2O3 to grow along direction. The lattice mismatch between Cr2O3 and Ni/Ni3Al is less than that of Al2O3, which indicates that Cr2O3 is easier to form than Al2O3 during the oxidation process. The atomic spacing in another close-packed arrangement of Cr2O3 perpendicular to orientation is approximately equal to that of Ni or Cr in the plane of NiCr2O4 and NiO perpendicular to orientation. So Cr2O3 can be the substrate for NiCr2O4 and NiO to grow in the direction. NiCr2O4 and NiO can grow directly along the orientation on each other. NiCr2O4 can grow outward in the planes of Cr2O3 perpendicular to and grow inward along orientation of NiO.

  19. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II y Cr(VI usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    M. Benavente

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II en quitosano y Cr(VI en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicando las isotermas de Langmuir y Freundlich; mientras los datos cinéticos fueron evaluados utilizando los modelos cinéticos de pseudo-primer orden y pseudo-segundo orden. Los resultados del proceso demostraron que los iones fueron eficazmente adsorbidos por el quitosano (Cd y Ni y por el Cu-quitosano (Cr. Además, se comprobó que los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de Cr(VI y Ni(II se ajustan al modelo de Langmuir; mientras que los datos experimentales del Cd(II fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de Freundlich. Mediante el uso de la isoterma de Langmuir se determinó la capacidad máxima de adsorción de cromo (29.7 mg/g Cu-quitosano, cadmio (102.0 mg/g quitosano y níquel (83.31 mg/g quitosano. Los resultados de la cinética de adsorción de los iones metálicos mostraron que los datos experimentales fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de pseudo-segundo orden; es decir, el paso limitante en la velocidad es la reacción de adsorción y no la transferencia de masa.

  20. Chemometric evaluation of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry) and Pb (graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry) concentrations in lipstick samples intended to be used by adults and children.

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    Batista, Érica Ferreira; Augusto, Amanda dos Santos; Pereira-Filho, Edenir Rodrigues

    2016-04-01

    A method was developed for determining the concentrations of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Pb in lipstick samples intended to be used by adults and children using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP OES) and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF AAS) after treatment with dilute HNO3 and hot block. The combination of fractional factorial design and Desirability function was used to evaluate the ICP OES operational parameters and the regression models using Central Composite and Doehlert designs were calculated to stablish the best working condition for all analytes. Seventeen lipstick samples manufactured in different countries with different colors and brands were analyzed. Some samples contained high concentrations of toxic elements, such as Cr and Pb, which are carcinogenic and cause allergic and eczematous dermatitis. The maximum concentration detected was higher than the permissible safe limits for human use, and the samples containing these high metal concentrations were intended for use by children. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used as a chemometrics tool for exploratory analysis to observe the similarities between samples relative to the metal concentrations (a correlation between Cd and Pb was observed). PMID:26838401

  1. 应用 SHIME 模型研究肠道微生物对土壤中镉、铬、镍生物可给性的影响%Effects of Human Gut Microbiota on Bioaccessibility of Soil Cd, Cr and Ni Using SHIME Model

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    尹乃毅; 都慧丽; 张震南; 蔡晓琳; 李泽姣; 孙国新; 崔岩山

    2016-01-01

    为了研究人体肠道微生物对土壤中 Cd、 Cr、 Ni 生物可给性的影响.本文采集我国一些地区的5种土壤,利用 in vitro 方法(PBET 和 SHIME 联用)研究了这些土壤中 Cd、 Cr、 Ni 在胃、小肠、结肠阶段的生物可给性及其对人体的健康风险.结果表明,土壤中 Cd、 Cr、 Ni 在胃阶段的生物可给性分别为4.3%~94.0%、6.4%~21.6%、11.3%~47.3%;小肠阶段,土壤中 Cr和 Ni 的生物可给性与胃阶段一致或有一定升高,但 Cd 的生物可给性降低了1.4~1.6倍(土壤2除外);胃肠阶段,Cd 的平均生物可给性较高,而 Cr 的较低.结肠阶段,土壤中 CrNi 的生物可给性均升高,是小肠阶段的1.3~2.4倍和1.0~2.1倍,分别达到了17.6%~38.7%和25.4%~56.0%;而 Cd 的生物可给性也升高(土壤3和4除外); Ni 的平均生物可给性最高.由此可见,肠道微生物可以促进土壤中 Cd、 Cr、 Ni 的溶出释放,提高了三者的生物可给性,可能增大了人体的健康风险.%The influence of human gut micobiota on bioaccessibilities of soil Cd, Cr, and Ni were investigated in this study. Five soil samples were collected from some sites of China, and the bioaccessibilities of soil Cd, Cr, and Ni in the gastric, small intestinal, and colon phases were determined using the PBET method (physiologically based extraction test) combined with SHIME model (simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem). The results showed that the bioaccessibilities of Cd, Cr, and Ni in the gastric phase were 4. 3% -94. 0% , 6. 4% -21. 6% , and 11. 3% -47. 3% , respectively. In the small intestinal phase, the bioaccessibilities of Cr and Ni were either congruent or slightly increased, while for Cd, the values were reduced by 1. 4-1. 6 folds except for soil 2. In the gastric and small intestinal phases, the mean bioaccessibility of Cd was higher but that of Cr was lower. In the colon phase, the bioaccessibilities of Cr and Ni were 1. 3-2. 4 and

  2. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) y Cr(VI) usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    Benavente, M.; Castro, S; N. Betanco; F. Canelo; López, X. (Xosé); García, A.

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) en quitosano y Cr(VI) en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicand...

  3. In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Surface Oxidation for Ni-10Cr and Ni-20Cr Alloys

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    Luo, Langli; Zou, Lianfeng; Schreiber, Daniel K.; Baer, Donald R.; Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Zhou, Guangwen; Wang, Chong M.

    2016-03-15

    The early-stage oxidation of Ni (001) thin films alloyed with 10 or 20 at% Cr at 700 °C has been directly visualized using environmental transmission electron microscopy. Independent of Cr concentration, the oxidation initiates via the nucleation of surface NiO islands and subsurface Cr2O3. The NiO grows and transitions into a continuous film, followed by the nucleation and growth of NiCr2O4 islands through the outer oxide. The Cr concentration plays a more critical role in the later stages of the oxidation. A continuous and more protective Cr2O3 sublayer is established for Ni-20at% Cr, while the Cr2O3 sublayer for Ni-10at%Cr is discontinuous for Ni-10at%Cr. Oxidation persists on the lower Cr alloy where NiO whiskers are observed to preferentially nucleate and grow from the NiCr2O4 islands. It is suggested that short-circuit diffusion of Ni occurs along the NiCr2O4 interfaces through the discontinuous Cr2O3 layer in Ni-10at%Cr to facilitate the selective nucleation of NiO whiskers on the NiCr2O4 surfaces. Conversely, the protective nature of the continuous Cr2O3 film in Ni-20at%Cr blocks this short-circuit pathway and prevents the formation of additional NiO on the surface in the early stage oxidation.

  4. Synthesis of amino functionalized magnetic graphenes composite material and its application to remove Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II) from contaminated water

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    Guo, Xiaoyao [School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Du, Bin, E-mail: dubin61@gmail.com [School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Wei, Qin, E-mail: sdjndxwq@163.com [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Yang, Jian [School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Hu, Lihua [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Yan, Liangguo; Xu, Weiying [School of Resources and Environment, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China)

    2014-08-15

    Highlights: • Graphenes magnetic composite nanoparticles (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS) were used to adsorb metal ions. • The adsorption of metal ions onto Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS could be well interpreted by the Freundlich equation. • The adsorption of metal ions onto Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS fit pseudo-second order kinetic model. • Thermodynamic studies illustrated that the adsorption process was endothermic and spontaneous in nature. - Abstract: In the present study, a kind of graphenes magnetic material (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS) was prepared by compositing graphene sheet with ferroferric oxide, and shown to be effictive for removing Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solution. The synthesized sorbent was characterized by SEM, TEM, FTIR, XRD, XPS and BET, respectively. The pH{sub ZPC} value of the sorbent was estimated to be 3.5 by alkaline-titration methods. Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS can be simply recovered from water with magnetic separation at low magnetic field within one minute. The sorption capacities of the metals were 17.29, 27.95, 23.03, 27.83 and 22.07 mg g{sup −1} for Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II), respectively. Kinetic data showed good correlation with pseudo-second-order equation and the Freundlich model was found to fit for the isotherm data of all the heavy metal ions. It was found that the metals sorption was accomplished mainly via chelation or ion exchange. The results of thermodynamic studies illustrate that the adsorption process was endothermic and spontaneous in nature.

  5. Internal chlorination of Ni-Cr alloys

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    Berztiss, D.; Hennesen, K.; Grabke, H.J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Duesseldorf (Germany)

    1998-12-31

    In contrast to internal oxidation, sulfidation and carburization, very little information is available regarding internal chlorination, especially diffusion of chlorine in metallic alloys. This paper describes results of experiments on Ni-Cr alloys (<10 wt% Cr) exposed in an atmosphere containing radioactive HCl. The diffusion of chlorine in the alloy can be determined by measurement of residual {beta}-activity from the sample surface. Successively thin layers (0.5-10 {mu}m) of the alloy were removed by lapping and the surface activity was measured to obtain a depth profile. Both single and polycrystalline materials were tested. Through this work it should be determined if there is in fact solubility and diffusion of chlorine in Ni-based alloys as some authors have proposed or if the ingress of chlorine is mainly a grain boundary phenomenon. (orig.)

  6. Structural and magnetic properties of Cu Ni Cr spinel oxides

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    Tovar, M.; Torabi, R.; Welker, C.; Fleischer, F.

    2006-11-01

    The compounds CuCr 2O 4 and NiCr 2O 4 crystallize at room temperature in a tetragonal distorted spinel structure, s.g. I4 1/amd, with axes ratio c/ a1, respectively. The distortion is caused by the Jahn-Teller ions Cu 2+ and Ni 2+ which flatten or elongate their surrounding oxygen tetrahedron. CuCr 2O 4 and NiCr 2O 4 form a complete solid solution series Cu 1-xNi xCr 2O 4 where for 0.825NiCr 2O 4). The phase Cu 0.15Ni 0.85Cr 2O 4 undergoes a second crystallographic transition to orthorhombic symmetry, space group Fddd, at T=300 K. The neutron diffraction experiments as well as SQUID measurements reveal magnetic ordering of the ions between 150 and 50 K which partially occurs as a two-step mechanism.

  7. Linking and sticking {Cr7Ni} green rings

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    Whitehead, George Frederick Stephen

    2014-01-01

    This thesis has focused on functionalising heterometallic [nPr2NH2][Cr7NiF8(O2CtBu)16], {Cr7Ni}, clusters, which are candidates for qubits in quantum information processing, by substitution of the peripheral carboxylic acids to produce [nPr2NH2][Cr7NiF8(O2CtBu)16-x(O2CR)], where R is a group with the desired functionality. The use of pyridyl and carboxylic acid containing groups has been investigated for the purposes of linking {Cr7Ni} units, either through metal sites and metallic clusters. ...

  8. EPR spectroscopy of a family of Cr(III) 7M(II) (M = Cd, Zn, Mn, Ni) "wheels": studies of isostructural compounds with different spin ground states

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    Piligkos, Stergios; Weihe, Høgni; Bill, Eckhard;

    2009-01-01

    Spinning wheels: The presented highly resolved multifrequency continuous wave EPR spectra (e.g., see figure) of the heterooctametalic "wheels" Cr(7)M provide rare examples of high nuclearity polymetallic systems where detailed information on the spin-Hamiltonian parameters of the ground and excit...... to 10(5) by use of the Davidson algorithm. We show that transferability of spin-Hamiltonian parameters across complexes of the Cr(7)M family is possible and that the spin-Hamiltonian parameters of Cr(7)M do not have sharply defined values, but are rather distributed around a mean value....

  9. Creep behavior of plasma sprayed NiCr and NiCrAl coating-based systems

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    Xiancheng ZHANG; Changjun LIU; Fuzhen XUAN; Zhengdong WANG; Shan-Tung TU

    2011-01-01

    The creep behavior of the plasma sprayed NiCr and NiCrAl coating/Nickel alloy 690substrate systems at 1033 K was investigated. Results showed that there was almost no difference in the creep lives between the NiCr and NiCrAl coated specimens at a given stress level, since the contents of Cr used in the NiCr and NiCrAl powders are almost same. The relationship between the minimum creep rate and the applied stress followed the well-known Norton's power law, εmin=Aσn, with the values of A=2.66× 10-16 Mpa-n.h-1 and n=6.48. The relation between the applied stress and time to rupture of the coated specimens can be estimated by using Larson-Miller equation. The θ projection method can be used to accurately characterize the creep behavior of the coated specimens.

  10. Electrodeposition of Ni-Cr alloy on aluminum substrate

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    2006-01-01

    Ni-Cr alloys with mass fraction of 1.4%-23.9 %Cr, 76.1%-98.6 % Ni, and hardness of 70.5-80.5HR were electrodeposited on aluminium substrate from the trivalent chromium sulphate-chloride solution using citric acid as complexing agent. The aluminium was pretreated by means of degreasing and eroding, polishing and twice chemicai immersion of zinc. The effects of electrodeposition parameters such as current density, temperature, pH value and bath concentration on the composition and hardness of deposits were investigated. The results show that the Cr content increases with the increase of current density and the decrease of temperature, and that it increases with the increase of pH value to a maximum and then decreases. The increase of Cr content leads to the increase of hardness of the Ni-Cr layers. The deposits with high Cr content are of good corrosion resistance. Good adherence of Ni-Cr deposits to aluminium substrate is obtained. The Ni-Cr alloys are the Ni-Cr solid solution with fcc crystalline structure. The Ni-Cr alloy deposits are fine, bright and smooth and compact.

  11. Densities of molten Ni-(Cr, Co, W) superalloys

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    XIAO Feng; YANG Ren-hui; FANG Liang; LIU Lan-xiao; ZHAO Hong-kai

    2008-01-01

    In order to obtain more accurate density for molten Ni-(Cr, Co, W) binary alloy, the densities of molten pure Ni and Ni-Cr, Ni-Co, Ni-W alloys were measured with a sessile drop method. It is found that the measured densities of molten pure Ni and Ni-Cr, Ni-Co, Ni-W alloys decrease with increasing temperature in the experimental temperature range. The density of alloys increases with increasing W and Co concentrations while it decreases with increasing Cr concentration in the alloy at 1 773-1 873 K. The molar volume of Ni-based alloys increases with increasing W concentration while it decreases with increasing Co concentration. The effect of Cr concentration on the molar volume of the alloy is little in the studied concentration range. The accommodation among atomic species was analyzed. The deviation of molar volume from ideal mixing shows an ideal mixing of Ni-(Cr, Co, W) binary alloys.

  12. Cr-Ni ALLOY ELECTRODEPOSITION AND COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL PURE Cr COATING TECHNIQUE

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    M. Moniruzzaman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Cr coating is widely used as the outer surface of precision parts due to its attractive appearance and superior corrosion resistance properties. It is obtained by electrodeposition via a conventional bath with hexavalent Cr ions. This manufacturing technique has many drawbacks, such as very low efficiency and high operating temperature and it is hazardous to health. In this work, we studied a Cr-Ni alloy deposition technique and compared the alloy coating properties to those with conventional Cr coating. Sequential two-step alloy electrodeposition was also compared. We took varying concentrations of Cr, Ni and complexing agents for the electrodeposition of Cr-Ni alloy and sequential Cr-Ni alloy coating on mild steel. Operating parameters, i.e. current density and temperature, were varied to examine their effects on the coating properties. The coatings thus obtained were characterized by visual observation, corrosion test, microhardness measurement, morphology and chemical analysis. The Cr-Ni alloy coating was found to be more corrosion resistant in 5% NaCl solution and harder than the pure Cr coating obtained by conventional electrodeposition. Toxic gas was produced in a much lower extent in the alloy coating than the conventional Cr coating technique. Again, the two-step Cr-Ni alloy coating was found better in terms of corrosion resistance as well as hardness compared to the Cr-Ni alloy coating. The process was also found to be much more environmentally friendly.

  13. Chemical speciation of Fe, Mn, Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, Co, Ni and Cr in the suspended particulate matter off the Mejerda River Delta (Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia)

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    Helali, Mohamed Amine; Oueslati, Walid; Zaaboub, Noureddine; Added, Ayed; Aleya, Lotfi

    2016-06-01

    Fluxes of suspended particulate matter (SPM) and their associated metals were performed off the Mejerda River Delta during both the wet (March) and the dry (July) seasons in 2012, using sediment traps at study stations at depths of 10, 20 and 40 m. Fluxes nearest to the Mejerda outlet were more significant, especially during winter (36 g m-2 day-1), but dissipated further offshore, 24.5-6 g m-2 day-1 at the 20 m and 21.8-4.8 g m-2 day-1 at the 40 m stations. Many variations observed in seasonal and spatial metal fluxes are similar to those of SPM, in particular Pb and Zn, probably because they are associated with the mining activity characteristic of the Mejerda catchment. Chemical speciation reveals that most of the metals (20-100%) are bound to the residual fraction. The most toxic metals (Pb, Zn) are bound in part to the exchangeable fraction (20-50% for Pb and 5-15% for Zn) making them relatively bioavailable and therefore potentially toxic. While Cu and Cd fluxes are not always clearly established according to season, both metals are apparently sequestered deep in the sediment, bound especially to clays (40-80% for Cd and up to 100% for Cu).

  14. 新型Cr-Ni-Mo和Cr-Ni-Co堆焊合金空蚀性能%Cavitation Erosion Resistance of Novel Cr-Ni-Mo and Cr-Ni-Co Overlaying Alloys

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    徐桂芳; 秦敏明; 雷玉成; 陈希章; 李涛

    2012-01-01

    New type Cr-Ni-Mo and Cr-Ni-Co overlaying alloys were prepared by argon tungsten-arc welding (TIG) on 304 stainless steel, and tested by cavitation vibrating device. The cavitation erosion resistance of alloys was compared through the analysis of mass loss. The alloy layer was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and microhardness tester. Results indicate that the cavitation erosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo and Cr-Ni-Co overlaying alloys is better than that of 304 stainless steel, and the resistance of Cr-Ni-Co is better than Cr-Ni-Mo. In the process of cavitation the damage is preferred to appear in grain boundary. Phase transformation from austenite to martensite happens in the cavitation process of Cr-Ni-Co alloy, and it is helpful to absorb the energy and delay the process of cavitation erosion, and enhance the cavitation erosion resistance effectively. The cavitation erosion resistance of overlaying alloys is related to hardness and work hardening ability.%采用钨极氩弧焊(TIG)将新型Cr-Ni-Mo和Cr-Ni-Co合金堆焊于304不锈钢表面进行空蚀试验,通过失重比较不同合金的抗空蚀性能.采用扫描电镜(SEM)、X射线衍射(XRD)仪和显微硬度计对合金层进行分析.结果表明:Cr-Ni-Mo和Cr-Ni-Co合金的耐空蚀性能均优越于304不锈钢,其中Cr-Ni-Co优于Cr-Ni-Mo;空蚀破坏优先出现在堆焊层的晶界处;Cr-Ni-Co合金在空蚀过程中发生了因奥氏体向马氏体的转变,有利于能量吸收,延缓了空蚀的进行,提高其耐空蚀性能;堆焊合金的抗空蚀能力与合金本身的硬度和加工硬化能力有关.

  15. Thermodynamic properties of Ni-Al-Cr melts

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    Thermodynamic properties of binary boundary systems and five sections of a Ni-Al-Cr ternary system, one of which being a quasibinary (NiAl)-Cr system, are studied using a calorimetric method under isoperibolic conditions at 1870-1960 K. It is revealed that interparticle interaction of unlike atoms is typical for Ni-Al-Cr melts. A mixing heat minimum falls on an equiatomic alloy of a binary boundary Ni-Al system. A solid solution on the basis of congruous melting thermally stable nickel monoaluminide is formed in the alloy according to a state diagram

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of thermal sprayed nanostructured Cr3C2-Ni20Cr coatings

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    Cecilio Alvares da Cunha

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Cr3C2-Ni20Cr coatings have been used for corrosion and wear resistant applications. However, one of the shortcomings of these coatings is its low hardness, and consequent low wear resistance, for long term high temperature applications. Nanostructured coatings of many materials have exhibited higher hardness and strength compared with conventional coatings of the same material. Consequently, nanostructured coatings of other materials, including Cr3C2-Ni20Cr have been attempted to enhance overall performance. In this study the effects of high energy milling parameters on Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr powder characteristics as well as the microstructure and mechanical properties of nanostructured Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr coatings formed by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF spraying have been evaluated. The average particle size and crystallite size of milled Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr powders decreased with increase in milling time and this decrease was more pronounced in nitrogen compared to that in hexane. This difference has been attributed to a cushioning effect in the latter medium. The coatings prepared with milled Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr powders had a more uniform microstructure, were harder and had higher relative fracture toughness compared with coatings prepared with as-received powders.

  17. Oxidation Behaviour of Sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al Alloy

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    2000-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating at 900°C in air was investigated. A dense Al2O3 layer was formed on the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating after 200 h oxidation.However, owing to the segregation of Ni3Al during oxidation Focess at high temperature, the spinel NiAl2O4 was also formed in the Al2O3 layer. It was found that the formation of NiAl2O4had no detrimental effect on the oxidation resistance of the sputtered Ni-3Cr-20Al coating due to the excellent adhesion shown by the Al2O3 and NiAl2O4 complex oxide scale.

  18. Diurnal concentrations variations, size distributions for ambient air particles and metallic pollutants (Cr, Mn, Ni, Cd, Pb) during summer season at a traffic area.

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    Fang, Guor-Cheng; Kuo, Yu-Chen; Zhuang, Yuan-Jie; Chen, Yu-Cheng

    2014-07-01

    This study characterized and discussed particulate ambient air particulate concentrations and seasonal variations for PM18, PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 during June 2013-July 2013 at this traffic sampling site. In addition, this study also characterized the ambient air particulates size distributions by using MOUDI-100S4 sampler to collect 1-day the ambient suspended particles (PM18, PM10, PM2.5, and PM1) at this sampling site. In addition, the study also showed that the main pollutants contributions were from traffic and residual areas. As for the pollutants seasonal concentrations variations, the results indicated that the average particle concentrations orders were all displayed as daytime > nighttime for PM18, PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 at this characteristic sampling site. The results further indicated that the mean highest of metal concentrations in this study indicated that the average metal concentration were all displayed as Mn > Cr > Ni > Pb > Cd for PM18, PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 on daytime and nighttime at this characteristic sampling site. PMID:24619364

  19. Density of Ni-Cr Alloy in the Mushy State

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    2003-01-01

    The density of Ni-Cr alloy in the mushy state has been measured using the modified sessile drop method. The density of Ni-Cr alloy in the mushy state was found to decrease with increasing temperature and Cr concentration in alloy.The molar volume of Ni-Cr alloy in the mushy state therefore increases with increasing the Cr concentration in alloy.The ratio of the difference of density divided by the temperature difference between liquidus and solidus temperatures decreases with increasing Cr concentration. The density of the alloy increased with the precipitation of a solid phase in alloy during the solidification process. The temperature dependence of the density of alloy in the mushy state was not linear but biquadratic.

  20. Isothermal diffusion in the Fe-Cr-Ni system

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    Mutual diffusion in the Fe-Cr-Ni ternary system has been studied. The concentration dependence of the matrix of the external diffusion coefficients at 1300 deg C in the γ-area of the Fe-Cr-Ni system has been experimentally determined. It is shown that quasi-binary description of diffusion is possible for the alloys rich in iron and impossible for the alloys poor in iron. Certain limiting relations occurring when passing from ternary diffusion to binary diffusion have been experimentally confirmed. None of the coefficients of mutual diffusion in the Fe-Cr-Ni system has been found to correlate with the trend of the solidus

  1. Effect of Cr content on mechanical and electrical properties of Ni-Cr thin films

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    NiCr has been a popular choice for strain gage and electrical resistance application in various fields of engineering and science. Therefore, the phases at this binary system have been thoroughly investigated in the last decade. For Ni-Cr thin film production, sputtering from alloy targets is mostly discussed as a deposition method. However, Cr content in Ni-Cr alloy has major influence on different properties of the NiCr thin films. In order to investigate the effect of Cr content in Ni-Cr system, Ni over Cr thin films with a total thickness of 500 nm was deposited on glass substrates with different Cr/Ni thickness ratios as 0.1, 0.25 and 0.6. After deposition, thin films were annealed at 600 oC for 180 s in a Rapid Thermal Process (RTP) system to investigate the effect of different Cr contents on phase formation. The phase formations and lattice parameters were analyzed with low glancing angle X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and the Cr content in the thermally treated thin films was calculated with Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS). Also, film composition along depth was also calculated by EDS analysis from the cross-section view of the annealed samples. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) images were taken from the cross-section view of the samples in order to observe the final film thicknesses and structures. Sheet resistance of each sample was measured with linear four point probe technique and resistivity of each phase was calculated. Furthermore, nanohardness and Young's Modulus of each sample was calculated by using nanoindentation method.

  2. Composite Ni/NiO-Cr2O3 Catalyst for Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

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    Bates, MK; Jia, QY; Ramaswamy, N; Allen, RJ; Mukerjee, S

    2015-03-12

    We report a Ni-Cr/C electrocatalyst with unpreeedented massactivity for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). in alkaline electrolyte. The HER Oietics of numerous binary and ternary Ni-alloys and composite Ni/metal-euride/C samples were evaluated in aquebus 0.1 M KOH electrolyte. The highest HER mass-activity was observed for Ni-Cr materials which exhibit metallic Ni as well as NiOx and Cr2O3 phases as determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) analysis. The onset of the HER is significantly improved compared to munerous binary dor ternary Ni-alloys, inCluding Ni Mg materials. It is likely that at adjacent Ni/NiOx sites, the oxide acts as a sink for OHads, while the metallic Ni acts as a, sink for the H-ads, intermediate of the HER, thus minimizing the high activation energy of hydrogen evolution via water reduction. This is confirmed by in situ XAS studies that show that the synergistic HER enhancement is due to NiO content and that the Cr2O3 appears to stabilize the composite NiO component-under HER conditions (where NiOx would typically be reduced to metallic Ni-0). Furthermore, in contrast to Pt, the Ni(O-x)/Cr2O3 catalyst appears resistant to poisoning by the anion.exchange ionomer (AEI), a serloua consideration when applied to an anionic polymer electrolyte interface. Furthermore, we report a: detailed model of the double layer interface which helps explain the observed ensemble effect in the presence of AEI.

  3. Tribological properties of rare earth oxide added Cr3C2-NiCr coatings

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    A novel supersonic plasma spraying was used to prepare rare earth oxide added Cr3C2-NiCr coatings. X-ray diffractometer, contact surface profiler, hardness tester, micro-friction and -wear tester, environmental scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy were employed to investigate the phase structure, surface morphology, microhardness, and friction properties of deposited coatings, respectively. The results show that surface roughness, microhardness, brittle fracture, friction extent and wear resistance of rare earth oxide added Cr3C2-NiCr coatings are effectively improved compared with that of unadded one. The friction and friction mechanism are also discussed

  4. Tribological properties of rare earth oxide added Cr 3C 2-NiCr coatings

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    Zhang, Zhenyu; Lu, Xinchun; Luo, Jianbin

    2007-02-01

    A novel supersonic plasma spraying was used to prepare rare earth oxide added Cr 3C 2-NiCr coatings. X-ray diffractometer, contact surface profiler, hardness tester, micro-friction and -wear tester, environmental scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy were employed to investigate the phase structure, surface morphology, microhardness, and friction properties of deposited coatings, respectively. The results show that surface roughness, microhardness, brittle fracture, friction extent and wear resistance of rare earth oxide added Cr 3C 2-NiCr coatings are effectively improved compared with that of unadded one. The friction and friction mechanism are also discussed.

  5. Mechanical and Tribological Properties of HVOF-Sprayed (Cr3C2-NiCr+Ni) Composite Coating on Ductile Cast Iron

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    Ksiazek, Marzanna; Boron, Lukasz; Radecka, Marta; Richert, Maria; Tchorz, Adam

    2016-07-01

    The aim of the investigations was to compare the microstructure, mechanical, and wear properties of Cr3C2-NiCr+Ni and Cr3C2-NiCr coatings deposited by HVOF technique (the high-velocity oxygen fuel spray process) on ductile cast iron. The effect of nickel particles added to the chromium carbide coating on mechanical and wear behavior in the system of Cr 3 C 2 -NiCr+Ni/ductile cast iron was analyzed in order to improve the lifetime of coated materials. The structure with particular emphasis of characteristic of the interface in the system of composite coating (Cr 3 C 2 -NiCr+Ni)/ductile cast iron was studied using the optical, scanning, and transmission electron microscopes, as well as the analysis of chemical and phase composition in microareas. Experimental results show that HVOF-sprayed Cr3C2-NiCr+Ni composite coating exhibits low porosity, high hardness, dense structure with large, partially molten Ni particles and very fine Cr3C2 and Cr7C3 particles embedded in NiCr alloy matrix, coming to the size of nanocrystalline. The results were discussed in reference to examination of bending strength considering cracking and delamination in the system of composite coating (Cr 3 C 2 -NiCr+Ni)/ductile cast iron as well as hardness and wear resistance of the coating. The composite structure of the coating provides the relatively good plasticity of the coating, which in turn has a positive effect on the adhesion of coating to the substrate and cohesion of the composite coating (Cr3C2-NiCr+Ni) in wear conditions.

  6. Electrochemical behavior of Co-Cr and Ni-Cr dental cast alloys

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    Viswanathan S. SAJI; Han-Cheol CHOE

    2009-01-01

    The cast structures influencing the electrochemical corrosion behavior of Co-Cr and Ni-Cr dental alloys were studied using potentiodynamic polarization and AC impedance in 0.9% (mass fraction) NaCl solution at (37±1) ℃. The phase and microstructure of the alloys that were fabricated using two different casting methods viz. centrifugal casting and high frequency induction casting, were examined using X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The roles of alloying elements and the passive film homogeneity on the corrosion resistance of Co-Cr-Mo and Ni-Cr-Mo dental cast alloys were reviewed. The results of electrochemical study show that the dependence of corrosion resistance on the microstructure associated with the casting methods is marginal. The Co-Cr alloy exhibits more desirable corrosion resistance properties than the Ni-Cr alloy. There is severe preferential dissolution of Ni-rich, Cr and Mo depleted zones in the Ni-Cr alloy.

  7. High-temperature nitridation of Ni-Cr alloys

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    Kodentsov, A. A.; Gülpen, J. H.; Cserháti, C.; Kivilahti, J. K.; van Loo, F. J. J.

    1996-01-01

    The nitriding behavior of nickel-chromium alloys was investigated at 1398 K over the range 1 to 6000 bar of external nitrogen pressure. The morphology of the nitrided zone depends on the concentration of chromium in the initial alloy and the N2 pressure (fugacity) applied upon the system. The transition from CrN to Cr2N precipitation was observed within the reaction zone after nitriding at 100 to 6000 bar of N2 when the chromium content in the initial alloys was 28.0 at. pct or higher. It is shown that the ternary phase π (Cr10Ni7N3) is formed in this system at 1273 K. through a peritectoid reaction between Cr2N and nickel solid solution and becomes unstable above 1373 K. The thermodynamic evaluation of the Ni-Cr-N system was performed and phase equilibria calculated. Evidence for “up hill” diffusion of nitrogen near the reaction front during the internal nitridation of Ni-Cr alloys at 1398 K was found. It was attributed to the relative instability of chromium nitrides and strong Cr-N interaction in the matrix of the Ni-based solid solution within the nitrided zone.

  8. Enthalpy of Mixing of Liquid Al-Cr and Cr-Ni Alloys

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    2002-01-01

    The partial and the integral enthalpies of mixing of liquid Al-Cr and Ni-Cr binary alloys have been determined by high temperature isoperibolic calorimetry at 1723±5 K and 1729±5 K, respectively. The results were analytically described by the thermodynamically adapted power series (TAPS). The enthalpies of mixing values for both binary liquid melts are small and negative and in good agreement with the available literature data. Minima of the mixing enthalpies of liquid Al-Cr and Ni-Cr alloys are -7.0 kJ.mol-1 at 46 at. pct Cr and -3.0 k J@mol-1 at 37 at. pct Cr,respectively.

  9. Kinetics of combined reduction of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni oxide systems

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    Kinetic regularities of combined reduction of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni oxide systems with hydrogen and solid carbon are investigated. Possibility of attaining high degree of reduction and decarbonization of iron-chromium-nickel alloys with chromium content up to 23% (by mass) using combined reduction of oxides at the temperature of 1573 K is shown

  10. Development of improved HP/IP rotor material 2% CrMoNiWV (23 CrMoNiWV 88)

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    The new 2% CrMoNiWV steel has a sufficient strength level, a very good creep (rupture) behaviour and an excellent toughness behaviour for a creep resistant steel. Even after long time high temperature exposure the toughness degradation is so small that it is still better than this of best 1% CrMo(Ni)V steels. The fatigue behaviour is well comparable to this of 1% CrMo(Ni)V. The 2% CrMoNiWV steel has the capability to substitute the traditional 1% CrMo(Ni)V. (orig.) With 26 annexes

  11. Cr-Ni ALLOY ELECTRODEPOSITION AND COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL PURE Cr COATING TECHNIQUE

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    Moniruzzaman, M.; M.M. Rakib; F.T. Matin

    2012-01-01

    Cr coating is widely used as the outer surface of precision parts due to its attractive appearance and superior corrosion resistance properties. It is obtained by electrodeposition via a conventional bath with hexavalent Cr ions. This manufacturing technique has many drawbacks, such as very low efficiency and high operating temperature and it is hazardous to health. In this work, we studied a Cr-Ni alloy deposition technique and compared the alloy coating properties to those with conventional...

  12. ICP-AES标准加入法测定电镀排放废水中Cd、Cr、Ni%Determination of the contents of Cd,Cr,Ni in electroplating discharged wastewater by the method of standard addition of ICP-AES

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    潘慧; 冯光勇; 康元

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    电镀排放废水基体复杂多变,采用电感耦合等离子体发射光谱(ICP-AES)标准加入法测定电镀排放废水中的Cd、Cr、Ni,可解决基体匹配的难题。对仪器分析条件的选择、酸度和盐度的影响、共存元素的干扰进行了研究,该方法回收率为95%~106%,RSD为3.7%~6.3%。%Wastewater matrix from electroplating wastewater is complex and multivariable. The method of standard addition of inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) has been used for the determination of the contents of Cd,Cr,and Ni in electroplating wastewater,in order to solve the problem of matrix matching. The selection of instrument analysis conditions ,the influence of acidity and salinity ,and the interference of coexisting elements are studied. The recovery rate of the method is 95%-106%,and RSD 3.7%-6.3%.

  13. Dimensional effects in Ni-Cr multilayered thin films

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    Stearns, M. B.; Lee, C. H.

    1987-04-01

    The dimensionality of Ni-Cr multilayered structures (MLS) was studied from the variation of the temperature dependence of the saturation magnetization Ms with the Ni layer thickness. Since NiCr alloys containing more than 12% Cr are nonmagnetic the thickness of the interfaces and pure Ni regions can be obtained from the measured value of Ms by modeling the MLS and determining the thickness of the pure Ni regions. Assuming that the pure Ni regions are isolated sufficiently to behave independently, comparison was made with several theories. It was found that the observed behavior is similar to that described by the theory of Davis and Keffer with a surface anisotropy energy of about 0.1 that of the exchange energy. This theory uses nonperiodic boundary conditions and assumes a surface anisotropy field which causes the partial pinning of the surface spins. The magnetization decrease calculated with this theory falls off less rapidly with film thickness than other theories. At high fields the magnetization and Curie temperatures of the MLS having 20 Å or less of Ni is found to be field dependent. This is indicative that a considerable amount of the magnetic moments arise from itinerant d electrons.

  14. Order-disorder transitions in NiCr2S4

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    Vaqueiro, P.; Powell, A.V.; Lebech, B.

    Order–disorder transitions in NiCr2S4 have been investigated by high-temperature powder neutron diffraction. At 835(5)°C, NiCr2S4 transforms from the monoclinic Cr3S4 structure to a hexagonal cation-deficient NiAs structure.......Order–disorder transitions in NiCr2S4 have been investigated by high-temperature powder neutron diffraction. At 835(5)°C, NiCr2S4 transforms from the monoclinic Cr3S4 structure to a hexagonal cation-deficient NiAs structure....

  15. Cyanide-bridged NiCr and alternate NiFe-NiCr magnetic ultrathin films on functionalized Si(100) surface

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    Sequential growth in solution (SGS) was performed for the magnetic cyanide-bridged network obtained from the reaction of Ni(H2O)2+ and Cr(CN)63- (referred to as NiCr) on a Si(100) wafer already functionalized by a Ni(II) complex. The growth process led to isolated dots and a low coverage of the surface. We used the NiFe network as a template to improve the growth of the magnetic network. We elaborated alternate NiFe (paramagnetic)-NiCr (ferromagnetic) ultrathin films around 6 nm thick. The magnetic behaviour confirmed the alternate structure with the ferromagnetic zones isolated between the paramagnetic ones since the evolution of the blocking temperature is consistent with the evolution of the layers' thickness expected from the SGS process. (authors)

  16. Cyanide-bridged NiCr and alternate NiFe-NiCr magnetic ultrathin films on functionalized Si(100) surface.

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    Tricard, Simon; Costa-Coquelard, Claire; Mazerat, Sandra; Rivière, Eric; Huc, Vincent; David, Christophe; Miserque, Frédéric; Jegou, Pascale; Palacin, Serge; Mallah, Talal

    2012-04-21

    Sequential growth in solution (SGS) was performed for the magnetic cyanide-bridged network obtained from the reaction of Ni(H(2)O)(2+) and Cr(CN)(6)(3-) (referred to as NiCr) on a Si(100) wafer already functionalized by a Ni(II) complex. The growth process led to isolated dots and a low coverage of the surface. We used the NiFe network as a template to improve the growth of the magnetic network. We elaborated alternate NiFe (paramagnetic)-NiCr (ferromagnetic) ultrathin films around 6 nm thick. The magnetic behaviour confirmed the alternate structure with the ferromagnetic zones isolated between the paramagnetic ones since the evolution of the blocking temperature is consistent with the evolution of the layers' thickness expected from the SGS process. PMID:22344390

  17. Microstructure and crack resistance of low carbon Cr-Ni and Cr-Ni-W steel after austempering

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    Avdjieva, Tatyana; Tsutsumanova, Gichka; Russev, Stoyan; Staevski, Konstantin

    2013-09-01

    The microstructure of the low carbon Cr-Ni steel after slow cooling from austenization temperature represents a mix of granulated bainite with islands from carbon-rich martensite and carbon-poor austenite. After quick cooling throwing in salt bath from austenization temperature the microstructure is lath bainite. However, in the same treatment conditions, the microstructure of the low carbon Cr-Ni-W steel is different — clusters consist from lath ferrite and retained austenite, disposed in the frame of parent's austenite grains. The cooling velocity has no effect upon the structure making. The impact toughness of the steel with tungsten content is bigger than the steel without tungsten.

  18. Investigation of Ni and Cd electrokinetic removal from a sediment

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    Rajić Ljiljana; Dalmacija Božo; Ugarčina-Perović Svetlana

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we examine the efficacy of the enhanced electrokinetic remediation of a sediment from the Tamiš River contaminated with Ni and Cd. The moving anode technique and an increased cathodic compartment length were simultaneously used to enhance the technique. The removal efficacy increase appeared after the enhanced treatment for Ni (23%) and Cd (73%). The increased cathodic compartment length successfully prevented OH- ions migration in the sediment. Finally, sediment classific...

  19. Order-disorder transitions in NiCr 2S 4

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    Vaqueiro, P.; Powell, A. V.; Lebech, B.

    2000-03-01

    Order-disorder transitions in NiCr 2S 4 have been investigated by high-temperature powder neutron diffraction. At 835(5)°C, NiCr 2S 4 transforms from the monoclinic Cr 3S 4 structure to a hexagonal cation-deficient NiAs structure.

  20. Grain boundary self-diffusion of 51Cr in Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    The grain boundary self-diffusion characteristics P=α.δ.Dg (α is the segregation factor, δ is the grain boundary width and Dg is the grain boundary diffusion coefficient) of 51Cr were measured in the two alloys Fe-18 Cr-12 Ni and Fe-21 Cr-31 Ni. Experiments were performed in the temperature range from 973 to 1223 K using the sectioning method. In the frames of experimental errors there was found no significant difference between the results for both alloys. The temperature dependence of the triple product P for both materials can be thus described by the Arrhenius-type equation P(Cr)=(1.17+2.1-0.75).10-10.exp {-(234±19)/RT} m3/s. Within the errors, P values obtained in this paper are identical with those obtained in previous work for diffusion of 59Fe and 63Ni in the same materials. For the diffusion of all three basic constituents in both alloys the following equation is proposed P (Fe, Ni, Cr)=(6.7+9.9-4.0).10-12.exp {-(207±17)/RT} m3/s. (orig.)

  1. PREPARATION AND PROPERTIES OF Ni-Cr AND Fe-Cr-Al FILMS BY VACUUM EVAPORATION

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    X. W. Shi; Z.Y. Liu; D.C. Zeng; C.M. Li

    2003-01-01

    Ni-Cr and Fe-Cr-Al films deposited on the Al2O3 substrate are studied by a method of vacuum evaporation in this paper. Influence of resistance value on density and evaporation parameters of the films reveals that the resistance of films and the adhesion of films to substrates are determined by the evaporation time and the substrate temperate under the condition of the maximum vacuity of 6.2×10-4 pa, respectively.

  2. Blending Cr2O3 into a NiO-Ni electrocatalyst for sustained water splitting.

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    Gong, Ming; Zhou, Wu; Kenney, Michael James; Kapusta, Rich; Cowley, Sam; Wu, Yingpeng; Lu, Bingan; Lin, Meng-Chang; Wang, Di-Yan; Yang, Jiang; Hwang, Bing-Joe; Dai, Hongjie

    2015-10-01

    The rising H2 economy demands active and durable electrocatalysts based on low-cost, earth-abundant materials for water electrolysis/photolysis. Here we report nanoscale Ni metal cores over-coated by a Cr2 O3 -blended NiO layer synthesized on metallic foam substrates. The Ni@NiO/Cr2 O3 triphase material exhibits superior activity and stability similar to Pt for the hydrogen-evolution reaction in basic solutions. The chemically stable Cr2 O3 is crucial for preventing oxidation of the Ni core, maintaining abundant NiO/Ni interfaces as catalytically active sites in the heterostructure and thus imparting high stability to the hydrogen-evolution catalyst. The highly active and stable electrocatalyst enables an alkaline electrolyzer operating at 20 mA cm(-2) at a voltage lower than 1.5 V, lasting longer than 3 weeks without decay. The non-precious metal catalysts afford a high efficiency of about 15 % for light-driven water splitting using GaAs solar cells. PMID:26307213

  3. Improved superclean NiCrMoV rotor steel

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    Bodnar, R.L.; Hansen, S.S.; Michael, J.R.; Steigerwalt, R.E. (Bethlehem Steel Corp., PA (USA). Homer Research Lab.)

    1990-07-01

    Due to its excellent creep rupture properties and relative economy, silicon-deoxidized, tempered bainitic 1%CrMoV steel is currently used extensively for high-temperature steam turbine rotor forgings operating at temperatures up to 565{degree}C. However, there is considerable impetus to improve the toughness of this steel while maintaining its current level of creep rupture strength and vice versa. The toughness of 1%CrMoV steel is improved by lowering the bainite start (B{sub s}) temperature in a superclean' base composition which is essentially free of Mn, Si, P, S, Sb, As and Sn. The B{sub s} temperature can be lowered through the addition of alloying elements (i.e. C, Ni, Cr and Mo). Through suitable alloy additions, the 50% FATT of this grade was lowered from approximately 100{degree}C to below room temperature. This improved toughness provides the opportunity to eliminate the special precautionary procedures currently used in the startup and shutdown of steam turbines. In general, the creep rupture strengths of these new superclean' steels equal or exceed that of the standard 1%CrMoV steel. In addition, the superclean' steels have not been found to be susceptible to temper embrittlement, and have similar room temperature fatigue crack propagation characteristics and elevated tensile properties to the standard 1%CrMoV steel. The most promising steels in terms of a balance between creep rupture and toughness properties contain 2.5% Ni and 0.03%/0.04% Nb (for austenite grain refinement and enhanced tempering resistance), i.e. 2.5NiCrMoVNb steel. These new steels may also find application in combination high-temperature -- low-temperature rotors and gas turbine rotors. 106 refs., 34 figs., 10 tabs.

  4. Nonradiative recombination processes in (CdTe, CdCrTe)/CdMgTe quantum well structures

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    Photoluminescence transitions in (CdTe,CdCrTe)/CdMgTe structure grown by molecular beam epitaxy are studied. Photoluminescence investigations show a very strong reduction of the photoluminescence intensity from chromium doped quantum wells. We explain this fact by a very efficient nonradiative recombination in the chromium-doped quantum wells. The present results indicate that the Auger-type energy transfer from excitons to chromium ions is responsible for the photoluminescence deactivation. The efficiency of this process is evaluated. (author)

  5. Thermomechanical behavior of rapidly solidified Fe-25Cr-20Ni

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    Draissia, M.; Boukhris, N.; Debili, M.Y. [LM2S, Dept. de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Univ. Badji-Mokhtar, Annaba, Algerie (Turkey)

    2004-07-01

    The thermomechanical treatment at 1050 C under a stress of about 30 MPa, of milled ribbons from Fe-25Cr-20Ni (0.060%Ni-0.1%Ti) refractory stainless steel, leads to a recrystallisation of the as-melt-spun structure which is intermediate between cellular and columnar dendritic. The mean grain size in the relatively high density zones (85%) may be considered as low and do not exceed 10{mu}m. Other grains appear abnormally large and reach 30 {mu}m. The origin of these grains, must be researched in an exaggerate growth phenomenon under a local deformation near the critical work hardening. (orig.)

  6. Hochtemperatur-Thermochemie im System Al-Cr-Ni-O

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    Saltikov, Pavlo

    2003-01-01

    Das System Al-Cr-Ni ist von großer Bedeutung in der Energieerzeugungs- und der Luftfahrttechnik als Basis für die Superlegierungen. Zur Steigerung des Wirkungsgrads einer Gasturbine müssen die neuen Herstellungstechniken (z.B. gerichtete Erstarrung) bzw. Konstruktionskonzepte (keramische Wärmedämmschichten) eingeführt werden, die den Betrieb bei höheren Verbrennungstemperaturen ermöglichen. Obwohl die Ni-Basis-Superlegierungen in den letzten Jahren sehr ausgiebig untersucht worden waren, blei...

  7. Role of oxygen diffusion at Ni/Cr2O3 interface in intergranular oxidation of Ni-Cr alloy

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    Medasani, Bharat; Sushko, Maria; Schreiber, Daniel; Rosso, Kevin; Bruemmer, Stephen

    Certain Ni-Cr alloys used in nuclear systems experience intergranular oxidation and stress corrosion cracking when exposed to high-temperature water leading to their degradation and unexpected failure. To develop a mechanistic understanding of grain boundary oxidation processes, we proposed a mesoscale metal alloy oxidation model that combines quantum Density Functional Theory (DFT) with mesoscopic Poisson-Nernst-Planck/classical DFT. This framework encompasses the chemical specificity of elementary diffusion processes and mesoscale reactive dynamics, and allows modeling oxidation processes on experimentally relevant length scales from first principles. As a proof of concept, a preliminary model was previously employed that limited oxygen diffusion pathways to those through the oxide phase and did not allow oxygen diffusion in the alloy or across oxide/alloy interfaces. In this work, we expand the model to include oxygen diffusion pathways along Ni/Cr2O3 interfaces and demonstrate the increasing importance of such pathways for intergranular oxidation of Ni-Cr alloys with high Cr content. This work is supported by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. Simulations are performed using PNNL Institutional Computing facility.

  8. Film Thickness Influences on the Thermoelectric Properties of NiCr/NiSi Thin Film Thermocouples

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    Chen, Y. Z.; Jiang, H. C.; Zhang, W. L.; Liu, X. Z.; Jiang, S. W.

    2013-06-01

    NiCr/NiSi thin film thermocouples (TFTCs) with a multi-layer structure were fabricated on Ni-based superalloy substrates (95 mm × 35 mm × 2 mm) by magnetron sputtering and electron beam evaporation. The five-layer structure is composed of NiCrAlY buffer layer (2 μm), thermally grown Al2O3 bond layer (200 nm), Al2O3 insulating layer (10 μm), NiCr/NiSi TFTCs (1 μm), and Al2O3 protective layer (500 nm). Influences of thermocouple layer thickness on thermoelectric properties were investigated. Seebeck coefficient of the samples with the increase in thermocouple layer thickness from 0.5 μm to 1 μm increased from 27.8 μV/°C to 33.8 μV/°C, but exhibited almost no change with further increase in thermocouple layer thickness from 1 μm to 2 μm. Dependence on temperature of the thermal electromotive force of the samples almost followed standard thermocouple characteristic curves when the thickness of the thermocouple layer was 1 μm and 2 μm. Sensitive coefficient K of the samples increased greatly with the increase in thickness of the thermocouple layer from 0.5 μm to 1 μm, but decreased insignificantly with the increase in thermocouple layer thickness from 1 μm to 2 μm, and continuously decreased with the increase in temperature. The sensitive coefficient and the stability of NiCr/NiSi TFTCs were both improved after annealing at 600°C.

  9. NiAl(110)/Cr(110) interface: A density functional theory study

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    Liu, W.; Li, J. C.; Zheng, W. T.; Jiang, Q.

    2006-05-01

    The optimal geometries, thermodynamic properties, and electronic structures of NiAl(110)/Cr(110) interface are studied using a first-principle density functional plane-wave ultrasoft pseudopotential method. Surface energies of different NiAl surfaces are compared with those obtained based on the classical broken-bond rule. Simulation results indicate that the structure of Ni and Al placed in the hollow sites of Cr atoms at the interface is more thermodynamically stable, and the NiCr bonding is dominated by 3d electrons of Ni and Cr. It is found that NiAl(110)/Cr(110) alloying could lower brittleness of NiAl compounds. With simulated values of adhesion work and interface energy for NiAl(110)/Cr(110) system, its mechanical and thermodynamic properties are also discussed.

  10. Point defect evolution in Ni, NiFe and NiCr alloys from atomistic simulations and irradiation experiments

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    Using molecular dynamics simulations, we elucidate irradiation-induced point defect evolution in fcc pure Ni, Ni0.5Fe0.5, and Ni0.8Cr0.2 solid solution alloys. We find that irradiation-induced interstitials form dislocation loops that are of 1/3〈1 1 1〉{1 1 1}-type, consistent with our experimental results. While the loops are formed in all the three materials, the kinetics of formation is considerably slower in NiFe and NiCr than in pure Ni, indicating that defect migration barriers and extended defect formation energies could be higher in the alloys than pure Ni. As a result, while larger size clusters are formed in pure Ni, smaller and more clusters are observed in the alloys. Vacancy diffusion occurs at relatively higher temperatures than interstitials, and their clustering leads to the formation of stacking fault tetrahedra, consistent with our experiments. The results also show that the surviving Frenkel pairs are composition dependent and are largely Ni dominated

  11. Corrosion behavior of CuCrNiAl alloy in HCl solutions

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    2006-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of a CuCrNiAl alloy in HCl solutions was studied by means of metallograph, XRD, SEM/EDX and TEM methods. The results show that in low concentration of HCl solutions, Cu of CuCrNiAl alloy is more easily subject to corrsion than Cr; the dechromisation of the CuCrNiAl alloy occurs at a certain concentration of HCl solutions, at the same time Al of CuCrNiAl alloy is subject to corrosion also. The dechromisation corrosion occurs initially at the interface between Cr phase and Cu phase, then it gradually extends Cr phase until Cr phase is dissolved completely. It is also revealed that the tendency of dechromisaion of the CuCrNiAl alloy increases with the increase in concentration and temperature of HCl solutions.

  12. Using hyperaccumulator plants to phytoextract soil Ni and Cd

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    Chaney, R.L. [USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Animal Manure and By-Products Lab, Beltsville, MD (United States); Scott Angle, J.; McIntosh, M.S. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Phytoextraction Associates LLC, Baltimore, MD (United States); Reeves, R.D. [Inst. of Fundamental Science-Chemistry, Massey Univ., Palmerston North, NZ (United States); Li Yin-Ming; Brewer, E.P. [Viridian LLC, Houston, TX (United States); Chen Kuang-Yu; Synkowski, E.C.; Leigh Broadhurst, C.; Wang, S. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Roseberg, R.J. [Oregon State Univ., Central Point, OR (United States); Perner, H. [Inst. for Plant Nutrition, Hohenheim Univ. (Germany); Baker, A.J.M. [Univ. of Melbourne, Melbourne (Australia)

    2005-04-01

    Two strategies of phytoextraction have been shown to have promise for practical soil remediation: domestication of natural hyperaccumulators and bioengineering plants with the genes that allow natural hyperaccumulators to achieve useful phytoextraction. Because different elements have different value, some can be phytomined for profit and others can be phytoremediated at lower cost than soil removal and replacement. Ni phytoextraction from contaminated or mineralized soils offers economic return greater than producing most crops, especially when considering the low fertility or phytotoxicity of Ni rich soils. Only soils that require remediation based on risk assessment will comprise the market for phytoremediation. Improved risk assessment has indicated that most Zn + Cd contaminated soils will not require Cd phytoextraction because the Zn limits practical risk from soil Cd. But rice and tobacco, and foods grown on soils with Cd contamination without corresponding 100-fold greater Zn contamination, allow Cd to readily enter food plants and diets. Clear evidence of human renal tubular dysfunction from soil Cd has only been obtained for subsistence rice farm families in Asia. Because of historic metal mining and smelting, Zn + Cd contaminated rice soils have been found in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. Phytoextraction using southern France populations of Thlaspi caerulescens appears to be the only practical method to alleviate Cd risk without soil removal and replacement. The southern France plants accumulate 10-20-fold higher Cd in shoots than most T. caerulescens populations such as those from Belgium and the UK. Addition of fertilizers to maximize yield does not reduce Cd concentration in shoots; and soil management promotes annual Cd removal. The value of Cd in the plants is low, so the remediation service must pay the costs of Cd phytoextraction plus profits to the parties who conduct phytoextraction. Some other plants have been studied for Cd

  13. Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Ni-Alloy/ CrN Nano layered Coatings

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    The Ni-alloy/CrN nanolayered coatings, Ni-Al/CrN and Ni-P/CrN, were deposited on (100) silicon wafer and AISI 420 stainless steel substrates by dual-gun sputtering technique. The influences of the layer microstructure on corrosion behavior of the nanolayered thin films were investigated. The bilayer thickness was controlled approximately 10 nm with a total coating thickness of 1μ m. The single-layer Ni-alloy and CrN coatings deposited at 350 C were also evaluated for comparison. Through phase identification, phases of Ni-P and Ni-Al compounds were observed in the single Ni-alloy layers. On the other hand, the nanolayered Ni-P/CrN and Ni-Al/CrN coatings showed an amorphous/nanocrystalline microstructure. The precipitation of Ni-Al and Ni-P intermetallic compounds was suppressed by the nanolayered configuration of Ni-alloy/CrN coatings. Through Tafel analysis, the Ecorr and Icorr values ranged from 10.64 to 10.33 V and 1.42 x10-5 to 1.14 x10-6 A/cm2, respectively, were deduced for various coating assemblies. The corrosion mechanisms and related behaviors of the coatings were compared. The coatings with a nanolayered Ni-alloy/CrN configuration exhibited a superior corrosion resistance to single-layer alloy or nitride coatings.

  14. Effects of Ni vacancy, Ni antisite, Cr and Pt on the third-order elastic constants and mechanical properties of NiAl

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    Wu, Shaohua

    2014-12-01

    Effects of Ni vacancy, Ni antisite in Al sublattice, Cr in Al sublattice, Pt in Ni sublattice on the second-order elastic constants (SOECs) and third-order elastic constants (TOECs) of the B2 NiAl have been investigated using the first-principles methods. Lattice constant and the SOECs of NiAl are in good agreement with the previous results. The brittle/ductile transition map based on Pugh ratio G/B and Cauchy pressure Pc shows that Ni antisite, Cr, Pt and pressure can improve the ductility of NiAl, respectively. Ni vacancy and lower pressure can enhance the Vickers hardness Hv of NiAl. The density of states (DOS) and the charge density difference are also used to analysis the effects of vacancy, Ni antisite, Cr and Pt on the mechanical properties of NiAl, and the results are in consistent with the transition map. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. The electrodeposition of FeCrNi stainless steel: microstructural changes induced by anode reactions.

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    Hasegawa, Madoka; Yoon, Songhak; Guillonneau, Gaylord; Zhang, Yucheng; Frantz, Cédric; Niederberger, Christoph; Weidenkaff, Anke; Michler, Johann; Philippe, Laetitia

    2014-12-21

    The FeCrNi alloy, whose composition is close to that of stainless steel 304, was prepared by electrodeposition and characterized. Nanocrystalline FeCrNi (nc-FeCrNi) was obtained by employing a double-compartment cell where the anode is separated from the cathode compartment, while amorphous FeCrNi (a-FeCrNi) was deposited in a conventional single electrochemical cell. The carbon content of nc-FeCrNi was found to be significantly lower than that of a-FeCrNi, suggesting that carbon inclusion is responsible for the change in the microstructure. The major source of carbon is associated with the reaction compounds at the anode electrode, presumably decomposed glycine. Crystal structure analysis by XRD and TEM revealed that the as-deposited nc-FeCrNi deposits consist of α-Fe which transforms to γ-Fe upon thermal annealing. Nanoindentation tests showed that nc-FeCrNi exhibits higher hardness than a-FeCrNi, which is consistent with the inverse Hall-Petch behavior. PMID:25367332

  16. Wear behaviour of HVOF thermal sprayed WC-Co and CrC-NiCr coatings

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    Forn, A.; Picas, J.A. [Dept. de Ciencia de Materials i Enginyeria Metallurgica, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltru (Spain); Matthaeus, G. [Thermico GmbH and Co. KG., Castrop-Rauxel (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    One of the most important uses of HVOF thermal sprayed coatings is for wear resistance. The present study describes and compare the mechanical and tribological properties of the thermal sprayed CrC75 (NiCr20) 25, CrC60 (NiCr20) 40, WC Co 88 12 and WC Co Cr 86 10 4 coatings, obtained by HVOF technology (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel). These coatings are required to provide protection against sliding, abrasive, erosive and fretting wear and they are candidates for replacement of hazardous hard chromium plating coatings used today in the industry on several applications. The coating microstructures were characterised by SEM microscopy. Differences in roughness have been determined by profilometry. The ultra-microindentation technique was applied to measure the hardness and the elasto-plastic properties of the coating. Experiments using a tribometer (pin on disc configuration) under lubricated and dry conditions have been performed in order to evaluate the friction and wear properties of the different coatings. It was found that the coatings with a higher carbide particle percentage presented poorer abrasive wear resistance than coatings with higher metallic binder phase, under all the conditions examined. This fact could be explained in terms of differences of cohesion between the carbide particles and the binder phase. (orig.)

  17. Wear behaviour of HVOF thermal sprayed WC-Co and CrC-NiCr coatings

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    One of the most important uses of HVOF thermal sprayed coatings is for wear resistance. The present study describes and compare the mechanical and tribological properties of the thermal sprayed CrC75 (NiCr20) 25, CrC60 (NiCr20) 40, WC Co 88 12 and WC Co Cr 86 10 4 coatings, obtained by HVOF technology (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel). These coatings are required to provide protection against sliding, abrasive, erosive and fretting wear and they are candidates for replacement of hazardous hard chromium plating coatings used today in the industry on several applications. The coating microstructures were characterised by SEM microscopy. Differences in roughness have been determined by profilometry. The ultra-microindentation technique was applied to measure the hardness and the elasto-plastic properties of the coating. Experiments using a tribometer (pin on disc configuration) under lubricated and dry conditions have been performed in order to evaluate the friction and wear properties of the different coatings. It was found that the coatings with a higher carbide particle percentage presented poorer abrasive wear resistance than coatings with higher metallic binder phase, under all the conditions examined. This fact could be explained in terms of differences of cohesion between the carbide particles and the binder phase. (orig.)

  18. Evaluation of hot corrosion protection of Cr-Al and CoNiCrAlY on IN-738LC

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    Khajavi, M.R. [Niroo Research Institute - Chemistry and Materials Research Center - Metallurgy Dept. End of Pounak-e-Bakhtari, P.O.Box 14665-517, Post Code 1468617151, Blvd., Shahrak-e-Gharb, Tehran (Iran)]|[Shiraz University - Materials Science and Engineering Department, Engineering School, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran); Pasha, A. [Niroo Research Institute - Chemistry and Materials Research Center - Metallurgy Dept. End of Pounak-e-Bakhtari, P.O.Box 14665-517, Post Code 1468617151, Blvd., Shahrak-e-Gharb, Tehran (Iran); Shariat, M.H. [Shiraz University - Materials Science and Engineering Department, Engineering School, Shiraz University, Shiraz (Iran)

    2004-07-01

    A program was conducted to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance of CoNiCrAlY and Chromium modified Aluminide on IN738-LC, used for turbine blades. The corrosion experiments were performed in a laboratory tube furnace. The microstructure of coatings was characterized by using optical and scanning electron microscopy techniques. The results indicated that at a temperature of 800 deg. C the CoNiCrAlY is more protective than Cr-Al coating. (authors)

  19. Grain boundary segregation in FeCrNi model alloys; Korngrenzensegregation in FeCrNi-Modellegierungen

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    Schlueter, B.; Schneider, F.; Mummert, K. [Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden e.V. (Germany); Muraleedharan, P. [Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam (India). Div. of Metallurgy

    1998-12-31

    P and S segregate at the grain boundaries and thus increase susceptibility to intergranular corrosion at those sites. This could be proven by means of nitric acid-chromate tests and potentiostatic etching tests. There is a direct connection between loss in mass, mean depth of intergranular corrosion attacks, dissolution current density, and level of segregation-induced concentration of P and S at the grain boundaries. The segregation effect at these sites was found to be most evident in specimens of the examined Fe-Cr-Ni steel which had been heat-treated for 1000 hours at 550 C. However, segregation occurs also in materials that received a heat treatment of 400 C/5000 hours, while intergranular corrosion is observed only after heat treatment of 500 C/1000 hours. Apart from segregation of P, formation of Cr-rich phosphides is observed, which leads to depletion of Cr at the precipitates. (orig./CB) [Deutsch] P und S segregieren an die KG und erhoehen dort die IK-Anfaelligkeit. Dies konnte mit Hilfe von Salpetersaeure-Chromat- und Potentiostatischem Aetztest nachgewiesen werden. Es besteht ein direkter Zusammenhang zwischen Masseverlust, mittlerer IK-Angriffstiefe, Aufloesungsstromdichte und Hoehe der segregationsbedingten Anreicherungen von P und S an den KG. Der KG-Segregationseffekt am untersuchten Fe-Cr-Ni-Stahl ist im Waermebehandlungszustand 550 C/1000 h am deutlichsten ausgepraegt. Aber auch bereits bei 400 C/5000 h findet Segregation statt. IKSpRK tritt nur im Waermebehandlungszustand 550 C/1000 h auf. Neben der P-Segregation wird die Bildung Cr-reicher Phosphide beobachtet, die zur Abreicherung von Cr an den Ausscheidungen fuehrt. (orig.)

  20. Studies on the Sliding Wear Performance of Plasma Spray Ni-20Cr and Ni3Al Coatings

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    Kaur, Maninder; Singh, Harpreet; Singh, Balraj; Singh, Bhupinder

    2010-01-01

    Two metallic powders namely Ni-20Cr and Ni3Al were coated on AISI 309 SS steel by shrouded plasma spray process. The wear behavior of the bare, Ni-20Cr and Ni3Al-coated AISI 309 SS steel was investigated according to ASTM Standard G99-03 on a Pin-on-Disc Wear Test Rig. The wear tests were carried out at normal loads of 30 and 50 N with a sliding velocity of 1 m/s. Cumulative wear rate and coefficient of friction (μ) were calculated for all the cases. The worn-out surfaces were then examined by scanning electron microscopy analysis. Both the as-sprayed coatings exhibited typical splat morphology. The XRD analysis indicated the formation of Ni phase for the Ni-20Cr coating and Ni3Al phase for the Ni3Al coating. It has been concluded that the plasma-sprayed Ni-20Cr and Ni3Al coatings can be useful to reduce the wear rate of AISI 309 SS steel. The coatings were found to be adherent to the substrate steel during the wear tests. The plasma-sprayed Ni3Al coating has been recommended as a better choice to reduce the wear of AISI 309 SS steel, in comparison with the Ni-20Cr coating.

  1. Proton spectroscopy of 48Ni, 46Fe, and 44Cr

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    Pomorski, M; Dominik, W; Grzywacz, R; Stolz, A; Baumann, T; Berryman, J S; Czyrkowski, H; Dąbrowski, R; Fijałkowska, A; Ginter, T; Johnson, J; Kamiński, G; Larson, N; Liddick, S N; Madurga, M; Mazzocchi, C; Mianowski, S; Miernik, K; Miller, D; Paulauskas, S; Pereira, J; Rykaczewski, K P; Suchyta, S

    2014-01-01

    Results of decay spectroscopy on nuclei in vicinity of the doubly magic 48Ni are presented. The measurements were performed with a Time Projection Chamber with optical readout which records tracks of ions and protons in the gaseous volume. Six decays of 48Ni including four events of two-proton ground-state radioactivity were recorded. An advanced reconstruction procedure yielded the 2p decay energy for 48Ni of Q2p = 1.29(4) MeV. In addition, the energy spectra of \\b{eta}-delayed protons emitted in the decays of 44Cr and 46Fe, as well as half-lives and branching ratios were determined. The results were found to be consistent with the previous measurements made with Si detectors. A new proton line in the decay of 44Cr corresponding to the decay energy of 760 keV is reported. The first evidence for the \\b{eta}2p decay of 46 Fe, based on one clear event, is shown.

  2. Inter-Diffusion between NiO Coating and the Oxide Scale on Fe-22Cr Alloy

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    Hansson, Anette Nørgaard; Mogensen, Mogens Bjerg; Linderoth, Søren; Somers, Marcel A.J.

    2003-01-01

    The effect of Ni and NiO coatings on Fe-22Cr during oxidation at 1173K in 1% H2O was examined with respect to scale microstructure for oxidation times between 0 and 504 hours. Upon oxidation of the as pre-treated Fe-22Cr, Cr2O3 and a spinel developed. Oxidation and inter-diffusion between the Ni...... coating and Fe-22Cr occurred simultaneously. The scale consisted of NiO, a Fe-Ni spinel and Cr2O3. For the NiO coated alloy, a thin spinel layer developed between the NiO coating and the Cr2O3 scale. The microstructures of the scales are discussed with respect to calculated isotherms in the Fe-Cr-O, Cr-Ni-O...... and Ni-Fe-O phase diagrams and inter-diffusion profiles between Ni and Fe-22Cr....

  3. Fabrication of CdTe/NiTe films on Ni foils by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering method

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    Highlights: • The effects of Ts on CdTe deposited on Ni by magnetron sputtering is investigated. • An effective method is studied of making CdTe/NiTe without post-treatment. • As-prepared CdTe/NiTe raised optical absorption and PEC properties. • Pre-deposited Te can react with Ni to generate NiTe at Ts = 350 °C. - Abstract: Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) semiconductor thin films are fabricated on flexible Ni foil substrates using radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering under different substrate temperatures. The crystal structure and properties of the prepared functional thin films were characterized with series analysis technologies. The characterization results revealed that Nickel Telluride (NiTe) phase formatted at the interface of CdTe and Ni substrate when substrate temperature (Ts) is 450 °C. Specially, XRD results demonstrated that CdTe/NiTe films could also be obtained by pre-depositing Te film on Ni and reducing Ts to 350 °C. The investigation on optical and photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of the products illustrated that compact CdTe/NiTe films had improved the absorption in the visible region. Furthermore, PEC measurements indicated that CdTe/NiTe/Ni photoelectrode can have a promising application in photovoltaic devices

  4. Sliding wear behaviors of electrodeposited Ni composite coatings containing micrometer and nanometer Cr particles

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    ZHAO Guo-gang; ZHOU Yue-bo; ZHANG Hai-jun

    2009-01-01

    Micrometer and nanometer Cr particles were co-deposited with Ni by electroplating from a nickel sulfate bath containing a certain content of Cr particles. Cr microparticles are in a size range of 1-5 (m and Cr nanoparticles have an average size of 40 nm. The friction and the wear performance of the co-deposited Ni-Cr composite coatings were comparatively evaluated by sliding against Si3N4 ceramic balls under non-lubricated conditions. It is found that the incorporation of Cr particles enhances the microhardness and wear resistance of Ni coatings. The wear resistance of Ni composite coating containing Cr nanoparticles is higher than that of the Ni composite coating containing Cr microparticles with a comparable Cr particle content. The co-deposition of smaller nanometer Cr particles with Ni effectively reduces the size of Ni crystals and significantly increases the hardness of the composite coatings due to grain-refinement strengthening and dispersion-strengthening, resulting in a significant improvement of wear resistance of the Ni-Cr nanocomposite coatings.

  5. Characterizations and hot corrosion resistance of Cr3C2-NiCr coating on Ni-base superalloys in an aggressive environment

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    Sidhu, T. S.; Prakash, S.; Agrawal, R. D.

    2006-12-01

    In the current study, Cr3C2-NiCr coating was deposited on the Ni-base superalloys by using high velocity oxyfuel (HVOF) process for high temperature corrosive environment applications. Optical microscopy (OM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive analysis (SEM/EDAX), microhardness tester, and electro probe microanalyzer (EMPA) techniques were used to characterize the coating with regard to coating thickness, porosity, microhardness, and microstructure. The thermogravimetric technique was used to establish kinetics of corrosion. The hot corrosion behaviors of the bare and Cr3C2-NiCr coated superalloys were studied after exposure to aggressive environment of Na2SO4-60% V2O5 salt mixture at 900 °C under cyclic conditions. The structure of the as-sprayed Cr3C2-NiCr coating mainly consisted of γ-nickel solid solution along with minor phases of Cr7C3 and Cr2O3. Coating has porosity less than 1.5% and microhardness in the range of 850-900 Hv (Vickers hardness). Some inclusions, unmelted and semimelted powder particles were observed in the structure of the coatings. The Cr3C2-NiCr coating has imparted necessary resistance to hot corrosion, which has been attributed to the formation of oxides of nickel and chromium, and spinel of nickel-chromium.

  6. Effect of Cr and Ni on diffusion bonding of Fe3Al with steel

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    Wang Juan; Li Yajiang; Ma Haijun

    2005-02-01

    Microstructure at the diffusion bonding interface between Fe3Al and steel including Q235 low carbon steel and Cr18–Ni8 stainless steel was analysed and compared by means of scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The effect of Cr and Ni on microstructure at the Fe3Al/steel diffusion bonding interface was discussed. The experimental results indicate that it is favourable for the diffusion of Cr and Ni at the interface to accelerate combination of Fe3Al and steel during bonding. Therefore, the width of Fe3Al/Cr18–Ni8 interface transition zone is more than that of Fe3Al/Q235. And Fe3Al dislocation couples with different distances, even dislocation net occurs at the Fe3Al/Cr18–Ni8 interface because of the dispersive distribution of Cr and Ni in Fe3Al phase.

  7. Sintering behaviour and mechanical properties of Cr3C2–NiCr cermets

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    A Özer; Y K Tür

    2013-10-01

    Cr3C2–NiCr cermets are used as metal cutting tools due to their relatively high hardness and low sintering temperatures. In this study, a powder mixture consisting of 75 wt% Cr3C2–25 wt% NiCr was sintered at four different temperatures and characterized for itsmicrostructure and mechanical properties. The highest relative density obtained was 97% when sintered at 1350 °C. As the relative density increased, elastic modulus, transverse rupture strength, fracture toughness and hardness of the samples reached to a maximum of 314 GPa, 810 MPa, 10.4 MPa.m1/2 and 11.3 GPa, respectively. However, sintering at 1400 °C caused further grain growth and pore coalescence which resulted in decreasing density and degradation of all mechanical properties. Fracture surface investigation showed that the main failure mechanism was the intergranular fracture of ceramic phase accompanied by the ductile fracture of the metal phase which deformed plastically during crack propagation and enhanced the fracture toughness.

  8. Effect of thermal spray processes on microstructures and properties of Ni-20%Cr coatings

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    Pittaya Kuntasudjai; Nuchjira Dejang; Sukanda Jiansirisomboon

    2006-01-01

    Ni-20%Cr coatings were produced using different thermal spray techniques, which were spray and fuse, flame spray and arc spray. The Ni-20%Cr powder was sprayed onto a mild steel substrate using the spray and fuse and the flame spray systems, while the Ni-20%Cr wire was sprayed using the arc spray system. SEM microstructures of the coatings suggested the spraying conditions used were able to produce dense microstructures. However, the microstructure of the arc sprayed coatings showed fine lame...

  9. Heat-to-Heat Variation in Creep Life and Fundamental Creep Rupture Strength of 18Cr-8Ni, 18Cr-12Ni-Mo, 18Cr-10Ni-Ti, and 18Cr-12Ni-Nb Stainless Steels

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    Abe, Fujio

    2016-06-01

    Metallurgical factors causing the heat-to-heat variation in time to rupture have been investigated for 300 series stainless steels for boiler and heat exchanger seamless tubes, 18Cr-8Ni (JIS SUS 304HTB), 18Cr-12Ni-Mo (JIS SUS 316HTB), 18Cr-10Ni-Ti (JIS SUS321 HTB), and 18Cr-12Ni-Nb (JIS SUS 347HTB), at 873 K to 1023 K (600 °C to 750 °C) using creep rupture data for nine heats of the respective steels in the NIMS Creep Data Sheets. The maximum time to rupture was 222,705.3 hours. The heat-to-heat variation in time to rupture of the 304HTB and 316HTB becomes more significant with longer test durations at times above ~10,000 hours at 973 K (700 °C) and reaches to about an order of magnitude difference between the strongest and weakest heats at 100,000 hours, whereas that of the 321HTB and 347HTB is very large of about an order of magnitude difference from a short time of ~100 hours to long times exceeding 100,000 hours at 873 K to 973 K (600 °C to 700 °C). The heat-to-heat variation in time to rupture is mainly explained by the effect of impurities: Al and Ti for the 304HTB and 316HTB, which reduces the concentration of dissolved nitrogen available for the creep strength by the formation of AlN and TiN during creep, and boron for the 347HTB, which enhances fine distributions of M23C6 carbides along grain boundaries. The heat-to-heat variation in time to rupture of the 321HTB is caused by the heat-to-heat variation in grain size, which is inversely proportional to the concentration of Ti. The fundamental creep rupture strength not influenced by impurities is estimated for the steels. The 100,000 hours-fundamental creep rupture strength of the 347HTB steel is lower than that of 304HTB and 316HTB at 873 K and 923 K (600 °C and 650 °C) because the slope of stress vs time to rupture curves is steeper in the 347HTB than in the 304HTB and 316HTB. The 100,000 hours-fundamental creep rupture strength of the 321HTB exhibits large variation depending on grain size.

  10. Development of Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) nanostructured coatings

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    This study is divided in two parts. The first part is about the preparation of nanostructured Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) powders by high energy milling followed by characterization of the milled and the as received powder. Analyses of some of the data obtained were done using a theoretical approach. The second part of this study is about the preparation and characterization of coatings prepared with the nanostructured as well as the as received Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) powders. The high temperature erosion-oxidation (E-O) behavior of the coatings prepared with the two types of powders has been compared based on a technological approach. The average crystallite size of the Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) powder decreased rapidly from 145 nm to 50 nm in the initial stages of milling and thereafter decreased slowly to a steady state value of around 10 nm with further increase in milling time. This steady state corresponds to the beginning of a dynamic recovery process. The maximum lattice strain (ε = 1,17%) was observed in powders milled for 16 hours, and this powders critical crystallite size was 28 nm. In contrast, the lattice parameter attained a minimum for powders milled for 16 hours. Upon reaching the critical crystallite size, the dislocation density attained a steady state regime and all plastic deformation introduced in the material there after was in the form of events occurring at the grain boundaries, due mainly to grain boundary sliding. The deformation energy stored in the crystal lattice of the Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) powders milled for different times was determined from enthalpy variation measurements. These results indicated that the maximum enthalpy variation (δH = 722 mcal) also occurred for powders milled for 16 hours. In a similar manner, the maximum specific heat variation (δCp = 0,278 cal/gK) occurred for powders milled for 16 hours. The following mechanical properties of Cr3C2-25(Ni20Cr) coatings prepared using the HVOF thermal spray process were determined: Vickers micro

  11. Phase stability of ternary fcc and bcc Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Wrobel, Jan S.; Nguyen-Manh, Duc; Lavrentiev, Mikhail Yu.; Muzyk, Marek; Dudarev, Sergei L.

    2014-01-01

    The phase stability of fcc and bcc magnetic binary Fe-Cr, Fe-Ni, Cr-Ni alloys and ternary Fe-Cr-Ni alloys is investigated using a combination of density functional theory (DFT), Cluster Expansion (CE) and Magnetic Cluster Expansion (MCE). Energies, magnetic moments, and volumes of more than 500 alloy structures are evaluated using DFT, and the most stable magnetic configurations are compared with experimental data. Deviations from the Vegard law in fcc Fe-Cr-Ni alloys, associated with non-lin...

  12. Thin-film resistance heater based on Ni-Cr system

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    The paper presents the data on structure, electric resistance and temperature coefficient of resistance of the Ni-Cr system thin films. The phase composition of thin films containing 80% Ni + 20% Cr is shown to remain unchanged with varying the annealing temperature from 500 °C to 700 °C. The Cr and Ni phases are detected in all the samples and there occurs oriented grain growth with raising the annealing temperature. It is found that as regards the thin films of the 80% Ni + 20% Cr composition there is an area of thicknesses where the temperature coefficient of resistance is actually equal to zero. (authors).

  13. Reaction products at the interface between Si3N4 and Ni-Cr alloys

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    Interaction at the interface between Si3N4 and Ni-Cr alloys at 1125 C has been investigated. The internal nitridation of Ni-Cr alloys after annealing in contact with dense Si3N4 was found due to a high N2-pressure at the interface. The isothermal section of the Ni-Cr-Si system at 900 C was determined by using diffusion couples together with equilibrated alloys. The same isothermal section, as well as the activity of nitrogen in the Ni-Cr alloys was calculated with aid of the Thermo-Calc databank system. (orig.)

  14. Nonequilibrium grain-boundary cosegregation of nitrogen and chromium in NiCrMoV steel

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    Zheng, Lei; Xu, Tingdong

    2005-12-01

    It is concluded in this article that nonequilibrium grain-boundary cosegregation (NCGS) of nitrogen and chromium occurs in NiCrMoV steel. That conclusion is reached from experimental observations of the parallel segregation isotherms and the maximum coverage of Cr and N at grain boundaries during the isotherms. This means that the nonequilibrium segregation of Cr induces that of N, in NiCrMoV steel.

  15. Using hyperaccumulator plants to phytoextract soil Ni and Cd.

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    Chaney, Rufus L; Angle, J Scott; McIntosh, Marla S; Reeves, Roger D; Li, Yin-Ming; Brewer, Eric P; Chen, Kuang-Yu; Roseberg, Richard J; Perner, Henrike; Synkowski, Eva Claire; Broadhurst, C Leigh; Wang, S; Baker, Alan J M

    2005-01-01

    Two strategies of phytoextraction have been shown to have promise for practical soil remediation: domestication of natural hyperaccumulators and bioengineering plants with the genes that allow natural hyperaccumulators to achieve useful phytoextraction. Because different elements have different value, some can be phytomined for profit and others can be phytoremediated at lower cost than soil removal and replacement. Ni phytoextraction from contaminated or mineralized soils offers economic return greater than producing most crops, especially when considering the low fertility or phytotoxicity of Ni rich soils. Only soils that require remediation based on risk assessment will comprise the market for phytoremediation. Improved risk assessment has indicated that most Zn + Cd contaminated soils will not require Cd phytoextraction because the Zn limits practical risk from soil Cd. But rice and tobacco, and foods grown on soils with Cd contamination without corresponding 100-fold greater Zn contamination, allow Cd to readily enter food plants and diets. Clear evidence of human renal tubular dysfunction from soil Cd has only been obtained for subsistence rice farm families in Asia. Because of historic metal mining and smelting, Zn + Cd contaminated rice soils have been found in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. Phytoextraction using southern France populations of Thlaspi caerulescens appears to be the only practical method to alleviate Cd risk without soil removal and replacement. The southern France plants accumulate 10-20-fold higher Cd in shoots than most T. caerulescens populations such as those from Belgium and the UK. Addition of fertilizers to maximize yield does not reduce Cd concentration in shoots; and soil management promotes annual Cd removal. The value of Cd in the plants is low, so the remediation service must pay the costs of Cd phytoextraction plus profits to the parties who conduct phytoextraction. Some other plants have been studied for Cd

  16. Neutron diffraction studies of the Na-ion battery electrode materials NaCoCr2(PO4)3, NaNiCr2(PO4)3, and Na2Ni2Cr(PO4)3

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    Yahia, H. Ben; Essehli, R.; Avdeev, M.; Park, J.-B.; Sun, Y.-K.; Al-Maadeed, M. A.; Belharouak, I.

    2016-06-01

    The new compounds NaCoCr2(PO4)3, NaNiCr2(PO4)3, and Na2Ni2Cr(PO4)3 were synthesized by sol-gel method and their crystal structures were determined by using neutron powder diffraction data. These compounds were characterized by galvanometric cycling and cyclic voltammetry. NaCoCr2(PO4)3, NaNiCr2(PO4)3, and Na2Ni2Cr(PO4)3 crystallize with a stuffed α-CrPO4-type structure. The structure consists of a 3D-framework made of octahedra and tetrahedra that are sharing corners and/or edges generating channels along [100] and [010], in which the sodium atoms are located. Of significance, in the structures of NaNiCr2(PO4)3, and Na2Ni2Cr(PO4)3 a statistical disorder Ni2+/Cr3+ was observed on both the 8g and 4a atomic positions, whereas in NaCoCr2(PO4)3 the statistical disorder Co2+/Cr3+ was only observed on the 8g atomic position. When tested as negative electrode materials, NaCoCr2(PO4)3, NaNiCr2(PO4)3, and Na2Ni2Cr(PO4)3 delivered specific capacities of 352, 385, and 368 mA h g-1, respectively, which attests to the electrochemical activity of sodium in these compounds.

  17. Hydroxyapatite coating on pretreated CoNiCrMo prosthesis

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    WANG Tao; A. Dorner-Reisel

    2005-01-01

    In order to improve the quality of the bio-active coating on medical grade CoNiCrMo substrate, hydroxyapatite(HA) coatings were produced via low-temperature dip-coating route on substrates treated using various surface pre-treating methods. The surface and cross-sectional morphologies of HA coatings were observed by SEM, as well as the bonding strength between coatings and substrates after different pre-treatments were characterized according to ASTM C633. The low-temperature HA dip-coating method with the substrate merely oxidized at 600℃ can provide a high quality HA coating for CoNiCrMo, of which the bonding strength reaches (58±5)MPa, higher than that of the clinically used HA coatings on Ti-alloys produced via plasma spray route, as well as a HA coating with full crystallinity and high phase-purity, which is more in-vivo stable than plasma sprayed HA coating.

  18. Luminescence Dynamics of Cr2+ in CdTe and Cd0.55Mn0.45Te

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    Bluiett, A.; Hommerich, U.; Seo, J. T.; Shah, R.; Trivedi, S. B.; Kutcher, S. W.; Chen, R. J.; Wang, C. C.; Zong, H.

    2001-04-01

    Cr^2+ in tetrahedrally coordinated CdTe and Cd_0.55Mn_0.45Te crystals are under investigation as potential host materials for tunable, mid-infrared (MIR) lasers. The small crystal field splitting of the free ion energy levels of Cr^2+ induces absorption (1900nm) and stokes shifted emission (2000nm-3000nm) bands in the MIR. Also, the relatively large ionic mass and tetrahedral environment of Cr^2+ in CdTe and Cd_0.55Mn_0.45Te have shown that the luminescence efficiency at room temperature is approximately 72100luminescence lifetime decreases rapidly, which suggest that the effects of nonradiative decay increases. The decay dynamics of Cr^2+ in CdTe and Cd_0.55Mn_0.45Te will be described with the model of Struck and Fonger for the non-radiative decay rate.

  19. Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Commercial Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys - A Review

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    Rebak, R B

    2004-11-09

    Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum alloys (Ni-Cr-Mo) are highly resistant to general corrosion, localized corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking (EAC). Cr acts as a beneficial element under oxidizing acidic conditions and Mo under reducing conditions. All three elements (Ni, Cr and Mo) act synergistically to provide resistance to EAC in environments such as hot concentrated chloride solutions. Ni-Cr-Mo alloys may suffer EAC in environments such as hot caustic solutions, hot wet hydrofluoric acid (HF) solutions and in super critical water oxidation (SCWO) applications. Not all the Ni-Cr-Mo alloys have the same susceptibility to cracking in the mentioned environments. Most of the available data regarding EAC is for the oldest Ni-Cr-Mo alloys such as N10276 and N06625.

  20. Selective internal oxidation in Ni-Cr-Fe alloys during exposure in hydrogenated steam

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    Selective internal oxidation (SIO) in hydrogenated steam was observed to occur in high-purity Ni-Cr-Fe alloys. Five alloys (Ni-9Fe, Ni-5Cr, Ni-5Cr-9Fe, Ni-16Cr-9Fe and Ni-30Cr-9Fe) were exposed to hydrogen-to-water vapor partial pressure ratios (PPR) of 0.09 and 0.5 at 400oC. The Ni-9Fe, Ni-5Cr and Ni-5Cr-9Fe alloys formed a uniform Ni(OH)2 film at a PPR up to 0.09 and the higher chromium alloys formed chromium-rich oxide films over the entire PPR range studied. Intergranular oxides formed by oxygen diffusion down the grain boundary. The formation of grain boundary chromium oxides is correlated with cracked grain boundary fraction and crack growth rate at 400oC. The observation of grain boundary oxides in stressed and unstressed samples as well as the influence of alloy content on intergranular (IG) cracking and oxidation support SIO as a mechanism for intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC). (author)

  1. Pitting Corrosion of Ni3(Si,Ti+2Cr Intermetallic Compound at Various Chloride Concentrations

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    Gadang Priyotomo

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The pitting corrosion of Ni3(Si,Ti with 2 at% Cr containing two regions of a Ni3(Si,Ti single-phase of L12 structure and a mixture phase of of (L12 +Niss was investigated as function of chloride concentrations by using a polarization method, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy in neutral sodium chloride solutions at 293 K.  The pitting corrosion of Ni3(Si,Ti with and without the addition of aluminium and type C276 alloy were also studied under the same experimental condition for the comparison.  The pitting potential obtained for the Ni3(Si,Ti with 2 at% Cr decreased with increasing chloride concentration.  The specific pitting potentials and the pitting potentials were decreased in the order of C276 alloy > Ni3(Si,Ti > Ni3(Si,Ti + 2Cr > Ni3(Si,Ti + 4Al, which means that the pitting corrosion resistance of Ni3(Si,Ti with 2 at% Cr was higher than Ni3(Si,Ti with 4 at% Al, but lower than that of Ni3(Si,Ti.  A critical chloride concentration of Ni3(Si,Ti with 2 at% Cr was found to be higher than that of Ni3(Si,Ti with at% Al. In addition, the presence of high concentration for oxygen indicates the occurrence of pit formation.

  2. NiAl-based Polyphase in situ Composites in the NiAl-Ta-X (X = Cr, Mo, or V) Systems

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    Johnson, D. R.; Oliver, B. F.; Noebe, R. D.; Whittenberger, J. D.

    1995-01-01

    Polyphase in situ composites were generated by directional solidification of ternary eutectics. This work was performed to discover if a balance of properties could be produced by combining the NiAl-Laves phase and the NiAl-refractory metal phase eutectics. The systems investigated were the Ni-Al-Ta-X (X = Cr, Mo, or V) alloys. Ternary eutectics were found in each of these systems and the eutectic composition, temperature, and morphology were determined. The ternary eutectic systems examined were the NiAl-NiAlTa-(Mo, Ta), NiAl-(Cr, Al) NiTa-Cr, and the NiAl-NiAlTa-V systems. Each eutectic consists of NiAl, a C14 Laves phase, and a refractory metal phase. Directional solidification was performed by containerless processing techniques in a levitation zone refiner to minimize alloy contamination. Room temperature fracture toughness of these materials was determined by a four-point bend test. Preliminary creep behavior was determined by compression tests at elevated temperatures, 1100-l400 K. Of the ternary eutectics, the one in the NiAl-Ta-Cr system was found to be the most promising. The fracture toughness of the NiAl-(Cr, Al)NiTa-Cr eutectic was intermediate between the values of the NiAl-NiAlTa eutectic and the NiAl-Cr eutectic. The creep strength of this ternary eutectic was similar to or greater than that of the NiAl-Cr eutectic.

  3. Erosion-oxidation behavior of thermal sprayed Ni20Cr alloy and WC and Cr3C2 cermet coatings

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    Clarice Terui Kunioshi

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available An apparatus to conduct high temperature erosion-oxidation studies up to 850 °C and with particle impact velocities up to 15 m.s-1 was designed and constructed in the Corrosion Laboratories of IPEN. The erosion-oxidation behavior of high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF sprayed alloy and cermet coatings of Ni20Cr, WC 20Cr7Ni and Cr3C2 Ni20Cr on a steel substrate has been studied. Details of this apparatus and the erosion-oxidation behavior of these coatings are presented and discussed. The erosion-oxidation behavior of HVOF coated Cr3C2 25(Ni20Cr was better than that of WC 20Cr7Ni, and the erosion-oxidation regimes have been identified for these coatings at particle impact velocity of 3.5 m.s-1, impact angle of 90° and temperatures in the range 500 to 850 °C.

  4. Magnetni nanodelci na osnovi zlitin NiCu in NiCr za uporabo v samoregulativni magnetni hipertermiji

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    Stergar, Janja

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    V doktorskem delu smo obravnavali sintezo in karakterizacijo nanodelcev zlitin NiCu in NiCr za uporabo v samoregulativni magnetni hipertermiji. V prvem delu smo pripravili zlitine NiCu in NiCr s tremi različnimi sinteznimi postopki: mehansko mletje, sinteza s pomočjo mikroemulzij in sol-gel metoda, pri čemer smo preučevali reakcijske pogoje posamezne sinteze. Sledila je karakterizacija pridobljenih zlitin s pomočjo rentgenske praškovne difrakcije, transmisijske elektronske mikroskopije, ma...

  5. The crystal structure of (Fe4Cr4Ni)9C4

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    SHI; Nicheng; MA; Zhesheng; XIONG; Ming; DAI; Mingquan; BA

    2005-01-01

    (Fe4Cr4Ni)9C4 is a metal carbide mineral formed by combination of Fe, Cr and Ni with C. It occurs in a chromite deposit in the Luobusha ophiolite, Tibet. Based on the determination of its crystal structure, the empirical formula is (Fe4.12Cr3.84Ni0.96)8.92C3.70 and the simplified formula is (Fe4Cr4Ni)4C9. The mineral is hexagonal with a = 1.38392(2) nm, c = 0.44690(9) nm,space group P63 m c, Z=6 and the calculated specific gravity Dx = 7.089 g/cm3. Fe, Cr and Ni occupy different crystallographic sites and their coordination numbers are approximately 12,forming an alternate stacking sequence of flat and puckered layers along the c axis. Some metallic atoms have a defect structure. The interatomic distances of Fe, Cr and Ni are 0.2525-0.2666 nm, and the distances between Fe, Cr, Ni and C are 0.1893-0.2169 nm. The coordination number of carbon is 6. It occurs in interstices of the metallic atoms Fe, Cr and Ni to form trigonal-prismatically coordinated polyhedra. These coordination polyhedra are linked with each other via shared corners or shared edges into a new type of metal carbide structure.

  6. Austenite Formation from Martensite in a 13Cr6Ni2Mo Supermartensitic Stainless Steel

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    Bojack, A.; Zhao, L.; Morris, P.F.; Sietsma, J.

    2016-01-01

    The influence of austenitization treatment of a 13Cr6Ni2Mo supermartensitic stainless steel (X2CrNiMoV13-5-2) on austenite formation during reheating and on the fraction of austenite retained after tempering treatment is measured and analyzed. The results show the formation of austenite in two stage

  7. Investigation of Ni and Cd electrokinetic removal from a sediment

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we examine the efficacy of the enhanced electrokinetic remediation of a sediment from the Tamiš River contaminated with Ni and Cd. The moving anode technique and an increased cathodic compartment length were simultaneously used to enhance the technique. The removal efficacy increase appeared after the enhanced treatment for Ni (23% and Cd (73%. The increased cathodic compartment length successfully prevented OH- ions migration in the sediment. Finally, sediment classification according to different risk assessment methodologies indicates that further remediation is required even after the enhanced treatment. Here we indicate that enhanced electroremediation resulted in the removal of efficacy increase but it is highly influenced by sediment characteristics. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 037004 i br. III 043005

  8. Microstructural studies of nanocomposite thin films of Ni/CrN prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering.

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    Kuppusami, P; Thirumurugesan, R; Divakar, R; Kataria, S; Ramaseshan, R; Mohandas, E

    2009-09-01

    Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites of Ni/CrN thin films prepared by DC magnetron sputtering from a target of 50 wt.%Ni-50 wt.%Cr is investigated. The films prepared as a function of nitrogen flow rate and substrate temperature showed that the films contained Ni and CrN phases with crystallite sizes in the nanometer range. Measurement of nanomechanical properties of the composite films exhibited a significant decrease in the values of hardness and Young's modulus than those of pure CrN films. PMID:19928270

  9. NiCr thin film strain gauges fabricated on glass substrates

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    Danisman, Murat [Yildiz Technical Univ., Istanbul (Turkey). Metallurgical and Engineering Dept.; Cansever, Nurhan [Gedik Univ., Istanbul (Turkey). Electronic Engineering Dept.

    2013-10-01

    In order to investigate the strain gauge characteristics of NiCr thin films, 500 nm NiCr (80 wt.-% and 20 wt.-%, respectively) thin films were deposited on glass substrates by DC magnetron sputtering. After deposition, NiCr thin films were characterized by using X-Ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscope and four-point probe techniques inview of crystallization, phases, film structure and electrical resistivity. After characterization, NiCr thin films were shaped into strain gauges by photo lithography and wet etching techniques. Strain gauges were tested with different loads, and strain values were calculated by comparing the results with commercial NiCr strain gauges with the same surface area. Resistivity change vs. strain was plotted, and the gauge factor of fabricated thin film strain gauges was evaluated as 1.23. (orig.)

  10. Oxidation behavior of TD-NiCr in a dynamic high temperature environment

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    Tenney, D. R.; Young, C. T.; Herring, H. W.

    1974-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of TD-NiCr has been studied in static and high-speed flowing air environments at 1100 and 1200 C. It has been found that the stable oxide morphologies formed on the specimens exposed to the static and dynamic environments were markedly different. The faceted crystal morphology characteristic of static oxidation was found to be unstable under high-temperature, high-speed flow conditions and was quickly replaced by a porous NiO 'mushroom' type structure. Also, it was found that the rate of formation of CrO3 from Cr2O3 was greatly enhanced by high gas velocity conditions. The stability of Cr2-O3 was found to be greatly improved by the presence of an outer NiO layer, even though the NiO layer was very porous. An oxidation model is proposed to explain the observed microstructures and overall oxidation behavior of TD-NiCr alloys.

  11. Density of liquid NiCoAlCr quarternary alloys measured by modified sessile drop method

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    FANG Liang; ZHANG Shu-fang; XIAO Feng; YANG Ling-chuan; DONG Jian-xin; CAO Chun-lan; TAO Zai-nan; K. MUKAI

    2006-01-01

    The densities of liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys with a fixed molar ratio of Ni to Co to Al (x(Ni)-x(Co)-x(Al)≈73-12-15) which is close to the average value of the commercial Ni-based superalloys TMS75, INCO713, CM247LC and CMSX-4, and the mass fraction of chromium changes from 0 to 9% were measured by a modified sessile drop method. It is found that with increasing temperature and chromium concentration in the alloys, the densities of the liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys decrease, whereas the molar volume of the liquid NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys increases. And the liquid densities of NiCoAlCr quaternary alloys calculated from the partial molar volumes of nickel, cobalt, aluminum and chromium in the corresponding Ni-bases binary alloys are in good agreement with the experimental ones, i.e. within the error tolerance range the densities of the liquid Ni-based multi-component alloys can be predicted from the partial volumes of elements in Ni-based binary alloys in liquid state. The molar volume of liquid NiCoAlCr binary alloy shows a negative deviation from the ideal linear mixing and the deviation changes small with the increase of chromium concentration at the same temperature.

  12. Microstructure of laser clad Ni- Cr- Al- Hf alloy on a γ' strengthened ni- base superalloy

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    Singh, Jogender; Mazumder, J.

    1988-08-01

    Alloys and coatings for alloys for improved high temperature service life under aggressive atmo-spheres are of great contemporary interest. There is a general consensus that the addition of rare earths such as Hf will provide many beneficial effects for such alloys. The laser cladding technique was used to produce Ni-Cr-AI-Hf alloys with extended solid solution of Hf. A 10 kW CO2 laser with mixed powder feed was used for laser cladding. Optical, scanning electron (SEM) and scanning transmission electron (STEM) microscopy were employed to characterize the microstructure of alloys produced during laser cladding processes. Microstructural studies revealed grain refinement, considerable in-crease in solubility of Hf in the matrix, Hf-rich precipitates, and new metastable phases. The size and morphology of γ' (Ni3Al) phase were discussed in relation to its microchemistry and the laser processing conditions. This paper will report the microstructural development in this laser clad Ni-Cr-AI-Hf alloy.

  13. Hot Corrosion Behavior of Bare, Cr3C2-(NiCr) and Cr3C2-(NiCr) + 0.2wt.%Zr Coated SuperNi 718 at 900 °C

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    Mudgal, Deepa; Singh, Surendra; Prakash, Satya

    2015-01-01

    Corrosion in incinerators, power plants, and chemical industries are frequently encountered due to the presence of salts containing sodium, sulphur, and chlorine. To obviate this problem, bare and coated alloys were tested under environments simulating the conditions present inside incinerators and power plants. 0.2 wt.% zirconium powder was incorporated in the Cr3C2-(NiCr) coating powder. The original powder and Zr containing powder was sprayed on Superni 718 alloy by D-gun technique. The bare and coated alloys were tested under Na2SO4 + K2SO4 + NaCl + KCl and Na2SO4 + NaCl environment. The corrosion rate of specimens was monitored using weight change measurements. Characterization of the corrosion products has been done using FE-SEM/EDS and XRD techniques. Bare and coated alloys showed very good corrosion resistance under given molten salt environments. Addition of 0.2wt.%Zr in Cr3C2-25%(NiCr) coating further greatly reduced the oxidation rate as well as improved the adherence of oxide scale to the coating surface during the time of corrosion.

  14. Determination of Cr and Cd concentration adsorbed by chicken feathers

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    In this work the results of the samples analysis of chicken feathers are presented, used as adsorber of the heavy metals Cd and Cr present in water solutions with well-known concentrations of these metals. It was used the Neutron Activation Analysis technique (AAN), using the TRIGA Mark-III reactor of the Nuclear Center of Mexico. The obtained results they show the advantages of having a versatile installation for the analysis of this type of samples. By means of the analysis of the results, it was determined the feasibility of using chicken feathers like adsorber of these metals present in polluted waters, additionally, it was detected the presence of others polluting elements in the inputs to prepare the reference solutions as well as in the processes, so much of preparation of the feathers like of the metals adsorption. (Author)

  15. Enhancing toughness of CrN coatings by Ni addition for safety-critical applications

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    CrN is one of the most important transition metal nitrides, used as protective and anti-wear coating in modern engineering applications. However, CrN coatings are typically brittle and susceptible to catastrophic failure. In this paper, CrNiN coatings with differing Ni contents were deposited on tool steel substrates using a closed field unbalanced magnetron sputtering system. The effects of Ni addition on the microstructure and mechanical characteristics of CrN thin films were studied by combining nanoindentation tests with cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. A columnar structure was observed in the CrN coating. With an increase in Ni content, the resultant columnar grains exhibited a high aspect ratio. Ni additions to CrN were found to enhance its damage resistance. Notably, the CrN thin film deformed mainly by intercolumnar shear sliding, whereas plastic deformation was favored in the CrNiN thin films exhibiting high aspect ratio columnar grains. More significantly, this change of microstructure with enhanced Ni content led to improved damage tolerance, manifested by a higher load required for crack formation upon a sharp contact (expressed as 1/HE2), and the plastic energy absorbed during nanoindentation

  16. Enhancing toughness of CrN coatings by Ni addition for safety-critical applications

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    Wo, Pui Ching, E-mail: amy.p.c.wo@wsu.edu [School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Munroe, Paul R. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, UNSW 2052 (Australia); Jiang, Zhong-Tao [Physics and Nanotechnology, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch 6150 (Australia); Zhou, Zhifeng; Li, Kwok Yan [Advanced Coatings Applied Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Xie, Zonghan [School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)

    2014-02-24

    CrN is one of the most important transition metal nitrides, used as protective and anti-wear coating in modern engineering applications. However, CrN coatings are typically brittle and susceptible to catastrophic failure. In this paper, CrNiN coatings with differing Ni contents were deposited on tool steel substrates using a closed field unbalanced magnetron sputtering system. The effects of Ni addition on the microstructure and mechanical characteristics of CrN thin films were studied by combining nanoindentation tests with cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. A columnar structure was observed in the CrN coating. With an increase in Ni content, the resultant columnar grains exhibited a high aspect ratio. Ni additions to CrN were found to enhance its damage resistance. Notably, the CrN thin film deformed mainly by intercolumnar shear sliding, whereas plastic deformation was favored in the CrNiN thin films exhibiting high aspect ratio columnar grains. More significantly, this change of microstructure with enhanced Ni content led to improved damage tolerance, manifested by a higher load required for crack formation upon a sharp contact (expressed as 1/HE{sup 2}), and the plastic energy absorbed during nanoindentation.

  17. Hot Corrosion Performance of AlO-CrO/NiCoCrAlYTa and AlO/NiCoCrAlYTa Coatings Deposited by Atmospheric Plasma Spraying

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    Tao, Chong; Wang, Lei; Cheng, Nailiang; Hu, Hengfa; Liu, Yang; Song, Xiu

    2016-04-01

    AlO-CrO/NiCoCrAlYTa and AlO/NiCoCrAlYTa coatings were deposited on 316L stainless steel substrate using atmospheric plasma spraying, respectively, in order to improve the oxidation and corrosion resistance. The hot corrosion performance of the coatings at 700 and 900 °C were studied, and the detailed microstructures and phase composition of the coatings were analyzed using x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer, and transmission electron microscope. The results show that both coatings are structurally featured by slatted layers, consisting of amorphous phase, Cr2O3, Ni3Al, and Al2O3. The hot corrosion resistance of AlO-CrO/NiCoCrAlYTa coating is better than that of AlO/NiCoCrAlYTa coating. This improvement is attributed to lower porosity and more compact Cr2O3 in AlO-CrO/NiCoCrAlYTa coating which performs better than Al2O3 in blocking further inward progress of corrosion and oxidization.

  18. Behavior of NiCrAlY coating on the TC6 titanium alloy

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    Changqing Xia; Xiaomin Peng; Jia Li

    2008-01-01

    A NiCrAlY coating was deposited on the TC6 titanium substrate by arc ion plating (AIP). The structure and morphologies of the NiCrAlY coating were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the influence of vacuum heat treatment on the element diffusion behavior was studied. The results showed that the γ'-Ni3Al phase was precipitated on the NiCrAlY coating after heat treatment. The Ni3(Al,Ti), TiNi, and Ti2Ni intermetallic layers appeared at the interface from the outside to the inside at 700℃, and the thickness of the intermetallic layers increased with the increase in temperature. At 700℃ Ti and Ni were the major diffusion elements, and the diffusion of Cr was observed when the heat treatment temperature increased up to 870℃. The violent inward diffusion of Ni at 950℃ resulted in the degradation of the NiCrAlY coating.

  19. Inter-Diffusion between NiO Coating and the Oxide Scale on Fe-22Cr Alloy

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    Hansson, Anette Nørgaard; Mogensen, Mogens Bjerg; Linderoth, Søren;

    2003-01-01

    The effect of Ni and NiO coatings on Fe-22Cr during oxidation at 1173K in 1% H2O was examined with respect to scale microstructure for oxidation times between 0 and 504 hours. Upon oxidation of the as pre-treated Fe-22Cr, Cr2O3 and a spinel developed. Oxidation and inter-diffusion between the Ni...... coating and Fe-22Cr occurred simultaneously. The scale consisted of NiO, a Fe-Ni spinel and Cr2O3. For the NiO coated alloy, a thin spinel layer developed between the NiO coating and the Cr2O3 scale. The microstructures of the scales are discussed with respect to calculated isotherms in the Fe-Cr-O, Cr...

  20. MODELING OF NI-CR-MO BASED ALLOYS: PART II - KINETICS

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    Turchi, P A; Kaufman, L; Liu, Z

    2006-07-07

    The CALPHAD approach is applied to kinetic studies of phase transformations and aging of prototypes of Ni-Cr-Mo-based alloys selected for waste disposal canisters in the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP). Based on a previous study on alloy stability for several candidate alloys, the thermodynamic driving forces together with a newly developed mobility database have been used to analyze diffusion-controlled transformations in these Ni-based alloys. Results on precipitation of the Ni{sub 2}Cr-ordered phase in Ni-Cr and Ni-Cr-Mo alloys, and of the complex P- and {delta}-phases in a surrogate of Alloy 22 are presented, and the output from the modeling are compared with experimental data on aging.

  1. Phase equilibria in the Ni-Cr-Ti system at 850 C

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    The isothermal cross-section through the ternary phase diagram Ni-Cr-Ti at 850 C was constructed by means of diffusion couples and equilibrated alloys. No ternary phases exist in the system at this temperature. The topology of the isotherm is largely determined by the presence of the TiCr2-Laves phases which are in equilibrium with the binary Ti-Ni intermetallics. About 10 at.% of Ni can be dissolved in the hexagonal β-TiCr2 at 850 C, and the solubility of nickel in cubic α-TiCr2 is approximately 4 at.%. A small amount of nickel or chromium increases the stability of the b.c.c. β-Ti structure. At this temperature the β-Ti(Ni)-based solid solution can dissolve up to 18 at.% of Cr. (orig.)

  2. Mechanical properties of Fe-Ni-Cr-Si-B bulk glassy alloy

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    The mechanical properties and crystallization behavior of new Fe-Ni-Cr-Si-B-based bulk glassy alloys were investigated. The suitability of the continuous roll casting method for the production of bulk metallic glass (BMG) sheets in such alloy systems was also examined. BMG samples (Fe-Ni-Cr-Si-B, Fe-Ni-Zr-Cr-Si-B, Fe-Ni-Zr-Cr-W-Si-B) in amorphous strip, cylindrical, and sheet forms were prepared through melt spinning, copper mold casting, and twin roll strip casting, respectively. Fe-Ni-Cr-Si-B alloy exhibited compressive strength of up to 2.93 GPa and plastic strain of about 1.51%. On the other hand, the Fe-Ni-Zr-Cr-Si-B, composite-type bulk sample with diameter of 2.0 mm showed remarkable compressive plastic strain of about 4.03%. The addition of zirconium was found to enhance the homogeneous precipitation of nanocrystalline less than 7 nm and to develop a hybrid-composite microstructure with increasing sample thickness. Twin roll strip casting was successfully applied to the fabrication of sheets in Fe-Ni-Cr-Si-B-based BMGs. The combined characteristics of high mechanical properties and ease of microstructure control proved to be promising in terms of the future progress of structural bulk amorphous alloys

  3. Microstructures and mechanical properties of interface between porcelain and Ni-Cr alloy

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    Microstructures and mechanical properties of interface between porcelain and Ni-Cr alloy have been investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction analyzer (XRD) and electronic universal testing machine. Experimental results show that there exists a reaction layer in the Ni-Cr/porcelain bond interface and the thickness of the reaction layer increases with the increase of firing temperature and firing time. The interdiffusion of atoms occurred during firing, Al, Si, Sn and O diffusing from porcelain material into Ni-Cr alloy, and Ni and Cr diffusing into the porcelain material. The phase composition of Ni-Cr/porcelain interface is complicated and mainly contains SnO2, AlNi3, SnCr0.14Ox and KAlSi2O6 compounds. Firing temperature and firing time have obvious effect on the shear bond strength of Ni-Cr/porcelain interface relative to the different reaction layer structures. The maximum shear bond strength reached 43.8 MPa at firing temperatures of 990 deg. C for firing time of 2.5 min

  4. Potentiostatic Oxide Growth Kinetics on Ni-Cr and Co-Cr Alloys: Potential and pH Dependences

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    Oxide growth kinetics on the Ni-Cr-Fe alloy Inconel 600 and the Co-Cr alloy Stellite 6 under potentiostatic polarization have been investigated by current measurements augmented by ex-situ surface analyses. The results reveal a mechanism for metal oxidation and oxide formation that is common to both alloys. The reaction thermodynamics for the oxidation of a metal determine whether a certain metal oxidation can or cannot occur. However, the metal oxidation proceeds via two competing pathways, oxide formation and metal ion dissolution. At pH 10.6 where the solubilities of FeII, NiII or CoII species are near their minima, oxide formation is favoured over metal ion dissolution. As the oxide grows, the rate of metal oxidation decreases with time due to an increase in the electrochemical potential barrier. The oxide formation occurs sequentially; the conversion of the preformed Cr2O3 film to chromite (FeCr2O4 or CoCr2O4) proceeds before the next layers of Fe3O4/NiFe2O4 and NiO/Ni(OH)2 grow on Inconel 600, or CoO/Co(OH)2 grows on Stellite 6. The effect of a different EAPP is to limit the oxidation sequence. The pH does not directly affect the driving force for metal oxidation but it strongly influences the relative rates of oxide formation and metal dissolution, thereby affecting metal oxidation kinetics

  5. Ostwald ripening of decomposed phases in Cu-Ni-Cr alloys

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    A study of the coarsening process of the decomposed phases was carried out in the Cu-34 wt.% Ni-4 wt.% Cr and Cu-45 wt.% Ni-10 wt.% Cr alloys using transmission electron microscopy. As aging progressed, the morphology of the coherent decomposed Ni-rich phase changed from cuboids to platelets aligned in the Cu-rich matrix directions. Prolonged aging caused the loss of coherency between the decomposed phases and the morphology of the Ni-rich phase changed to ellipsoidal. The variation of mean radius of the coherent decomposed phases with aging time followed the modified LSW theory for thermally activated growth in ternary alloy systems. The linear variation of the density number of precipitates and matrix supersaturation with aging time, also confirmed that the coarsening process followed the modified LSW theory in both alloys. The coarsening rate was faster in the symmetrical Cu-45 wt.% Ni-10 wt.% Cr alloy due to its higher volume fraction of precipitates. The activation energy for thermally activated growth was determined to be about 182 and 102 kJ mol-1 in the Cu-34 wt.% Ni-4 wt.% Cr and Cu-45 wt.% Ni-10 wt.% Cr alloys, respectively. The lower energy for the former alloy seems to be related to an increase in the atomic diffusion process as the chromium content increases. The size distributions of precipitates in the Cu-Ni-Cr alloys were broader and more symmetric than that predicted by the modified LSW theory for ternary alloys

  6. DMPD: CR3 (CD11b, CD18): a phagocyte and NK cell membrane receptor with multipleligand specificities and functions. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available 8485905 CR3 (CD11b, CD18): a phagocyte and NK cell membrane receptor with multipleligand specificitie...) (.html) (.csml) Show CR3 (CD11b, CD18): a phagocyte and NK cell membrane receptor with multipleligand specificitie...d NK cell membrane receptor with multipleligand specificities and functions. Authors Ross GD, Vetvicka V. Pu

  7. The change of NiCrBSi alloys’ phase composition after plasma spraying

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    Full Text Available Material for investigations was NiCrBSi powder for components’ coatings which improve their corrosion resistance as well as resistance to friction wear and erosion. Plasma spraying method was used to produce a coating with thickness of 300 μm on low-alloy steel which was then remelted with the base material. Using X-ray quality analysis, phase composition was determined for: NiCrBSi powder, obtained coating and the alloyed surface layer. Crystallinity degree was also calculated for NiCrBSi layer sprayed on the base material.

  8. The change of NiCrBSi alloys’ phase composition after plasma spraying

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    2008-01-01

    Material for investigations was NiCrBSi powder for components’ coatings which improve their corrosion resistance as well as resistance to friction wear and erosion. Plasma spraying method was used to produce a coating with thickness of 300 μm on low-alloy steel which was then remelted with the base material. Using X-ray quality analysis, phase composition was determined for: NiCrBSi powder, obtained coating and the alloyed surface layer. Crystallinity degree was also calculated for NiCrBSi la...

  9. Magnetic properties and hyperfine interactions in Cr₈, Cr₇Cd, and Cr₇Ni molecular rings from ¹⁹F-NMR.

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    Bordonali, L; Garlatti, E; Casadei, C M; Furukawa, Y; Lascialfari, A; Carretta, S; Troiani, F; Timco, G; Winpenny, R E P; Borsa, F

    2014-04-14

    A detailed experimental investigation of the (19)F nuclear magnetic resonance is made on single crystals of the homometallic Cr8 antiferromagnetic molecular ring and heterometallic Cr7Cd and Cr7Ni rings in the low temperature ground state. Since the F(-) ion is located midway between neighboring magnetic metal ions in the ring, the (19)F-NMR spectra yield information about the local electronic spin density and (19)F hyperfine interactions. In Cr8, where the ground state is a singlet with total spin S(T) = 0, the (19)F-NMR spectra at 1.7 K and low external magnetic field display a single narrow line, while when the magnetic field is increased towards the first level crossing field, satellite lines appear in the (19)F-NMR spectrum, indicating a progressive increase in the Boltzmann population of the first excited state S(T) = 1. In the heterometallic rings, Cr7Cd and Cr7Ni, whose ground state is magnetic with S(T) = 3/2 and S(T) = 1/2, respectively, the (19)F-NMR spectrum has a complicated structure which depends on the strength and orientation of the magnetic field, due to both isotropic and anisotropic transferred hyperfine interactions and classical dipolar interactions. From the (19)F-NMR spectra in single crystals we estimated the transferred hyperfine constants for both the F(-)-Ni(2+) and the F(-)-Cd(2+) bonds. The values of the hyperfine constants compare well to the ones known for F(-)-Ni(2+) in KNiF3 and NiF2 and for F(-)-Cr(3+) in K2NaCrF6. The results are discussed in terms of hybridization of the 2s, 2p orbitals of the F(-) ion and the d orbitals of the magnetic ion. Finally, we discuss the implications of our results for the electron-spin decoherence. PMID:24735298

  10. Rates of corrosion of metals (Fe, Cr, Fe/Cr/Ni, 316 steel) in molten lithium hydroxide

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    Molten LiOH corrodes Fe, Cr, 316 steel and other alloys over the temperature range 744 to 933 K according to the equations: 2Fe + 6LiOH -> LiFeO2 + Li5FeO4 + 3H2; 2Cr + 6LiOH -> 2LiCrO2 + 2Li2O + 3H2. The rates of corrosion were determined from the rate of evolution of hydrogen. Cr reacts most rapidly and corrosion rate increases with increasing Cr content and diminishing Ni content, so that 316 steel reacts fastest of the alloys which were investigated. Whereas oxygen inhibits the corrosion of 316 steel, addition of Li2O increases the rate. Inhibiting surface films of LiCrO2 and LiFeO2 appear to be disrupted by the formation of Li5FeO4, especially at the higher temperatures. (author)

  11. Precipitation and solid solubility in the system NiO-Cr2O3

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    The precipitation of NiCr2O4 and the solid solubility of Cr3+ in NiO were investigated. Homogeneous precipitation occurs in this system, and the decomposition of NiO-Cr2O3 solid solution involves only one stable equilibrium phase, NiCr2O4. The small lattice misfit between precipitate and matrix results in the formation of randomly distributed spherical precipitates about 3 to 10 nm in diameter in the initial stage of growth. Above that size, precipitates form as ellipsoidal plates lying on (100) with all directions of the precipitate and matrix mutually parallel. Strain-energy effects provide a rational explanation for the observed precipitate morphology during nucleation and subsequent growth. The precipitates grow along (100) to a size at which coherency is no longer maintained. The loss of coherency is associated with the development of interfacial dislocations, and the critical size at which coherency is lost is approx. =300 nm. Dissolution of coherent precipitates and growth of semicoherent precipitates was directly observed to occur simultaneously when both are present. The NiO-NiCr2O4 twophase boundary (the NiO(Cr)(ss) solvus line) was experimentally determined between 9500 and 11500C. Concentration profiles measured at two-phase interfaces indicate that the growth of the NiCr2O4 phase is controlled by volume diffusion. In the present study, interface concentrations obtained from coherent precipitates are indistinguishable from those obtained from semicoherent precipitates. The maximum solubility of Cr in NiO was found to be 0.98 + or - 0.10 at 9500, 1.80 + or - 0.15 at 10500, and 3.60 + or - 0.31 at 11500C

  12. Structural and magnetic properties of Cu-Ni-Cr spinel oxides

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    The compounds CuCr2O4 and NiCr2O4 crystallize at room temperature in a tetragonal distorted spinel structure, s.g. I41/amd, with axes ratio c/a1, respectively. The distortion is caused by the Jahn-Teller ions Cu2+ and Ni2+ which flatten or elongate their surrounding oxygen tetrahedron. CuCr2O4 and NiCr2O4 form a complete solid solution series Cu1-x Ni x Cr2O4 where for 0.8252O4) and 310 K (NiCr2O4). The phase Cu0.15Ni0.85Cr2O4 undergoes a second crystallographic transition to orthorhombic symmetry, space group Fddd, at T=300 K. The neutron diffraction experiments as well as SQUID measurements reveal magnetic ordering of the ions between 150 and 50 K which partially occurs as a two-step mechanism

  13. Effect of Cr, Ni and Mo on corrosion resistance of highly alloyed materials in sour well environments

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    The effect of Cr, Ni and Mo on the corrosion behaviours of highly alloyed materials was investigated in simulated sour well environments. The increases of all of Cr, Ni and Mo contents increase the resistance to general and pitting corrosion. Increasing Ni content also improves the resistance to stress corrosion cracking (SCC). From the standpoint of those resistances, high Ni content as well as high Cr and Mo contents is essential to maintain the corrosion resistance in sour well environments. Surface film analysis shows there are two types of film structure, that is: Cr oxide single layer, and double layer with outer Ni sulfide and inner Cr oxide. Corrosion resistance is basically determined by the presence of surface Cr oxide film. Increasing Ni and Mo contents is considered to increase the stability of the surface film. In addition, electrochemical measurements were carried out with high alloy materials and pure metals to clarify the behaviours of Cr, Ni and Mo

  14. High Temperature Behavior of Cr3C2-NiCr Coatings in the Actual Coal-Fired Boiler Environment

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    Bhatia, Rakesh; Sidhu, Hazoor Singh; Sidhu, Buta Singh

    2015-03-01

    Erosion-corrosion is a serious problem observed in steam-powered electricity generation plants, and industrial waste incinerators. In the present study, four compositions of Cr3C2-(Ni-20Cr) alloy coating powder were deposited by high-velocity oxy-fuel spray technique on T-91 boiler tube steel. The cyclic studies were performed in a coal-fired boiler at 1123 K ± 10 K (850 °C ± 10 °C). X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis and elemental mapping analysis techniques were used to analyze the corrosion products. All the coatings deposited on T-91 boiler tube steel imparted hot corrosion resistance. The 65 pctCr3C2 -35 pct (Ni-20Cr)-coated T-91 steel sample performed better than all other coated samples in the given environment.

  15. The oxidation/sulfidation behavior of Fe-Cr-Ni-Nb alloys at elevated temperatures

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    Structural Fe-Cr-Ni alloys may undergo rapid degradation at elevated temperatures unless protective surface oxide scales are formed and maintained. The ability of alloys to resist rapid degradation strongly depends on their Cr content and the chemistry of the exposure environment. Normally, 20% Cr is required for service at temperatures up to 10000C, although the presence of sulfur inhibits formation of a protective surface oxide scale. The oxidation and sulfidation behavior of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys is examined with particular emphasis on the effects of alloy Cr content (12 and 25% Cr) and the addition of a reactive oxide-forming element (1-6% Nb). Niobium is shown to promote protective oxidation behavior on the 12% Cr alloy in oxidizing environments and to suppress sulfidation in mixed oxygen-sulfur-containing environments. The results for isothermal corrosion tests are presented and discussed with reference to published information

  16. 适用于Ni3Al基合金IC6的NiCoCrAlY涂层研究%NiCoCrAlY overlay coating applied to Ni3Al based alloy IC6

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    李树索; 肖程波; 宋尽霞; 韩雅芳

    2003-01-01

    为了研制适用于IC6合金的NiCoCrAlY包覆涂层,采用离子电弧镀方法在Ni3Al基合金IC6上涂覆了NiCoCrAlY 5元包覆涂层,测试了涂覆涂层后IC6合金的主要力学性能和抗氧化抗腐蚀性能.结果表明,NiCoCrAlY涂层主要由γ(Ni)、γ'(Ni3Al)、β(NiAl)和α-Cr组成,可使IC6合金的抗氧化抗腐蚀性能得到明显改善,而且对IC6合金的主要力学性能无明显影响,是IC6合金一种较为理想的防护涂层.

  17. Development of a new Ni-Cr-Mo alloy

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    This paper describes the design concepts, experimental studies, and production activities associated with the development of a new, wrought Ni-Cr-Mo alloy. The objective of the project was to provide a material with very high resistance to both oxidizing and non-oxidizing (reducing) acids. For oxidizing acids, a base composition with a high chromium content was selected. The critical step in the development of this new alloy was the gathering of experimental evidence that copper, at certain levels, can be used to enhance significantly the resistance of the base composition to sulfuric acid, in the concentration range 10 to 60 wt.%, and dilute hydrochloric acid, without detriment to its general characteristics. Copper also appears to be of benefit in hydrofluoric and phosphoric acids. A large scale heat of the most promising composition was melted and processed into plates, sheets, bars, and wires (for welding), without problems. The corrosion behavior and mechanical properties of some of these production materials are given in this paper

  18. An index to PGE-Ni-Cr deposits and occurrences in selected mineral-occurrence databases

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The data in Ni_Cr_PGE shapefile was obtained by compiling records of sites containing nickel, chromium, or one of the platinum group elements from published...

  19. Structural evolution of Ni-20Cr alloy during ball milling of elemental powders

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    Lopez B, I.; Trapaga M, L. G. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Unidad Queretaro, Libramiento Norponiente No. 2000, Juriquilla, 76230 Queretaro (Mexico); Martinez F, E. [Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica, Cerrada de Cecati s/n, Col. Santa Catarina Azcapotzalco, 02250 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Zoz, H., E-mail: israelbaez@gmail.co [Zoz GmbH, D-57482, Wenden (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    The ball milling (B M) of blended Ni and Cr elemental powders was carried out in a Simoloyer performing on high-energy scale mode at maximum production to obtain a nano structured Ni-20Cr alloy. The phase transformations and structural changes occurring during mechanical alloying were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and optical microscopy (Om). A gradual solid solubility of Cr and the subsequent formation of crystalline metastable solid solutions described in terms of the Avrami-Ero fe ev kinetics model were calculated. The XRD analysis of the structure indicates that cumulative lattice strain contributes to the driving force for solid solution between Ni and Cr during B M. Microstructure evolution has shown, additionally to the lamellar length refinement commonly observed, the folding of lamellae in the final processing stage. Om observations revealed that the lamellar spacing of Ni rich zones reaches a steady value near 500 nm and almost disappears after 30 h of milling. (Author)

  20. NiCrAlY薄膜应变计的研制%Research and fabrication of NiCrAlY thin-film strain gauges

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    张洁; 杨晓东; 蒋书文; 蒋洪川; 赵晓辉; 张万里

    2015-01-01

    NiCrAlY thin film strain gauges are deposited on the nickel-based superalloy by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering. The effects of stabilized heat treatment at 1 000℃ on structure and surface morphology of NiCrAlY thin films are investigated and the electromechanical properties of NiCrAlY thin film strain gauges are measured. After stabilized heat treatment at 1 000℃,a layer of Al2 O3 is formed on the surface of NiCrAlY thin film,which is important cause for excellent high-temperature oxidation resistance. The variation of strain gauge resistance with temperature is linear in the temperature range from room temperature to 800℃. The temperature coefficient of resistance( TCR) is about 290 × 10-6/℃,and gauge factor( GF) is about 2. 1 at room temperature.%采用射频磁控溅射法在Ni基高温合金拉伸件上制备NiCrAlY薄膜应变计。研究了热稳定处理对NiCrAlY薄膜结构、表面形貌的影响,并且测试了NiCrAlY薄膜应变计的电学与应变性能。结果表明:热稳定处理后 NiCrAlY 薄膜应变计由于在表面形成了一层 Al2 O3膜,具有抗高温氧化的特性,在室温~800℃范围内,应变计电阻同温度呈线性变化,电阻温度系数( TCR)约为290×10-6/℃,室温下的应变计系数( GF)为2.1。

  1. Investigations on intercrystalline resistance of plasma arc-welded coating materials X 2 CrNiNb 19 9 and S-NiCr 20 Nb

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    The resistance to intercrystalline corrosion (IC) has been tested on single and double layer plasma arc-weldings of austenite steel X2CrNiNb199 as well as the alloy inconel 82 (S-NiCr 20 Nb) using short-term testing methods. The austenite platings can be considered as IC resistant. The inconel alloy tends to selective corrosion in the potential range of -30 to +30 mVEsub(H), the areas of greater precipitation are particularly attacked. (GSCH)

  2. Heat treatment of NiCrFe alloy 600 to optimize resistance to intergranular stress corrosion

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    Steeves, A.F.; Bibb, A.E.

    A process of producing a NiCrFe alloy having a high resistance to stress corrosion cracking comprises heating a NiCrFe alloy to a temperature sufficient to enable the carbon present in the alloy body in the form of carbide deposits to enter into solution, rapidly cooling the alloy body, and heating the cooled body to a temperature between 1100 to 1500/sup 0/F for about 1 to 30 hours.

  3. Temperature dependence of invariant diffusion coefficient and activation energy for Fe-Cr-Ni-Co system

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    Experimental determination of diffusion invariant coefficients in a four-component Fe-Cr-Ni-Co system is conducted for alloys with 16 mas.% of Cr, 13 mas.% of Ni, 2-14 mas.% of Co. Activation energies, corresponding to diffusion invariant coefficients are calculated by the least squares technique. The analysis of concentrational dependences of these coefficients has shown that under a low cobalt content the system can be characterized by the unique activation energy value

  4. Formation of NiCrAlY laser cladding with preplaced method; Funtai tofu reza kuraddingu ho ni yoru NiCrAlY himaku no keisei

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    Iwamoto, H. [Chiyoda Chemical Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)] Sumikawa, T. [Isuzu Motors Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)] Nishida, K. [Ehime Univ., Ehime (Japan). Graduate School; Nishida, M.; Araki, T. [Ehime Univ., Ehime (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-05-05

    Cladding technique on the surface of structure materials using high corrosion resistance and wear resistance materials has been used in many fields as compared to conventional one. The heat source for cladding was mainly arc welding, however, these recent years, laser cladding where laser having special characteristics like high control, high output density and so forth is used as a heat source, has been studied. In this report, in order to cope with the change in composition of base material, coating layer formation with preplaced method was studied systematically using NiCrAlY powder formed by mixing mechanically commercial metal powder with raw material powder and low power (1200W) CO2 laser. As a result, good NiCrAlY cladded layer with good composition and with no defect was achieved using basic powder formed by mixing mechanically the metallic powder and commercial organic binder. Cladding of broad area was possible by weaving method even at low power (1200W) CO2 laser. Cladded layer with lower dilution ratio and higher cross sectional area was achieved with smaller powder particle diameter. 9 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  5. EFFECT OF VACUUM HEAT TREATMENT ON OXIDATION BEHAVIOR OF SPUTTERED NiCrA1Y COATING

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    M.H.Li; X.F.Sun; Z.Y.Zhang; H.R.Guan; W.Y.Hu; Z.Q.Hu

    2002-01-01

    A bond coat for thermal barrier coating (TBC), NiCrAlY coating, is subjected to vac-uum heat treatment in order to remove internal stress before ceramic top coat is de-posited. The effect of vacuum heat treatment on the oxidation behavior of the sputteredNiCrAlY coating has been investigated. The as-sputtered NiCrAlY coating consists ofγ-Ni and β-NiAl phases. After vacuum heat treatment, the sputtered NiCrAlY coatingmainly consists of γ-Ni3Al, β-NiAl, γ-Ni, and trace of α-Al2O3 phases. The isother-mal oxidation of sputtered NiCrAlY coating with and without vacuum heat treatmenthas been performed at 1000C. It is shown that α-Al2O3 formed during vacuum heattreatment acts as nuclei for the formation of α-Al2O3, and the protective α-Al2O3scale is formed more rapidly on the vacuum heat treated NiCrAlY coating than thatformed on the untreated coating. Also the α-Al2O3 scale has a better adherence to thevacuum heat treated NiCrAlY coating. Therefore the vacuum heat treatment improvesthe oxidation resistance of sputtered NiCrAlY coating.

  6. High-Power Diode Laser-Treated 13Cr4Ni Stainless Steel for Hydro Turbines

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    Mann, B. S.

    2014-06-01

    The cast martensitic chromium nickel stainless steels such as 13Cr4Ni, 16Cr5Ni, and 17Cr4Ni PH have found wide application in hydro turbines. These steels have adequate corrosion resistance with good mechanical properties because of chromium content of more than 12%. The 13Cr4Ni stainless steel is most widely used among these steels; however, lacks silt, cavitation, and water impingement erosion resistances (SER, CER, and WIER). This article deals with characterizing 13Cr4Ni stainless steel for silt, cavitation, and water impingement erosion; and studying its improved SER, CER, and WIER behavior after high-power diode laser (HPDL) surface treatment. The WIER and CER have improved significantly after laser treatment, whereas there is a marginal improvement in SER. The main reason for improved WIER and CER is due to its increased surface hardness and formation of fine-grained microstructure after HPDL surface treatment. CER and WIER of HPDL-treated 13Cr4Ni stainless steel samples have been evaluated as per ASTM G32-2003 and ASTM G73-1978, respectively; and these were correlated with microstructure and mechanical properties such as ultimate tensile strength, modified ultimate resilience, and microhardness. The erosion damage mechanism, compared on the basis of scanning electron micrographs and mechanical properties, is discussed and reported in this article.

  7. Response of Pistia stratiotes to heavy metals (Cr, Ni, and Zn) and phosphorous.

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    Mufarrege, M M; Hadad, H R; Maine, M A

    2010-01-01

    The effects of Cr, Ni, Zn, and P exposure on the root anatomic structure, growth, and chlorophyll a concentration of Pistia stratiotes L. were studied. Plastic aquaria containing 50 g of wet plants and 5 L of pond water added with the contaminant(s) were disposed. The treatments were: (1) Cr, (2) Ni, (3) Zn, (4) P, (5) Cr + Ni + Zn, (6) Cr + Ni + Zn + P, and (7) control. Contaminant additions were done seven times. In each addition, concentrations of 1 mg of metals or 5 mg of P per liter of water were added. Chlorophyll a was an indicator more sensitive to Zn and Cr toxicity than the relative growth rate. Ni and Cr + Ni + Zn treatments were the most toxic ones, in which biomass and the root anatomical parameters (root length, cross-sectional areas [CSAs] of root, stele, and metaxylem vessels) decreased significantly. The addition of P to the treatment with combined metals attenuated the decrease in plant growth and root length, and caused a significant increase in CSAs of total metaxylem vessels, suggesting that P increased the tolerance of P. stratiotes to metals. This fact has important implications for the use of this macrophyte in constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment. PMID:19506937

  8. Microstructural evidence of presence of beryllium in Ni-Cr alloys for dental prostheses; Evidencia microestrutural da presenca de berilio em ligas Ni-Cr para proteses dentarias

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    Alkmin, L.B.; Nunes, C.A., E-mail: lba@ppgem.eel.usp.b [Universidade de Sao Paulo (EEL/USP), Lorena, SP (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia; Coelho, G.C. [Centro Universitario de Volta Redonda (UNIFOA), Volta Redonda, RJ (Brazil); Santos, C. [Protmat Materiais Avancados, Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    This study aimed to characterize the microstructure of commercial Ni-Cr alloys for dental prosthesis, with special focus on those containing Be. For this, the materials were characterized in terms of chemical composition, phases and melting point temperature. The following techniques were used: X-ray fluorescence, ICP-OES, scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, X-ray diffraction and differential thermal analysis. The results clearly showed the presence of a typical eutectic, formed by the Ni{sub ss} and NiBe phases in those alloys containing Be, which can be considered a 'fingerprint' of the presence of this element in these alloys. (author)

  9. Thermomechanical Processing and Roll Bonding of Tri-Layered Cu-Ni-Zn/Cu-Cr/Cu-Ni-Zn Composite

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    Kim, Hobyung; Kang, Gyeong Tae; Hong, Sun Ig

    2016-05-01

    Tri-layered Cu-Ni-Zn/Cu-Cr/Cu-Ni-Zn composite was processed by roll bonding and the effect of thermomechanical processing on the mechanical performance and electrical conductivity was studied. Roll-bonded composite exhibited the brief work hardening and subsequent rapid work softening because of the high stored deformation energy, leading to failure at the plastic strain of 8 to 10 pct. The mechanical instability of as-roll-bonded composites was abated by heat treatment (HT) at 723 K (450 °C) and the extended work hardening with enhanced ductility compared to that of the as-roll-bonded composites was observed after HT. The strength and electrical conductivity of clad composite is dependent on the precipitation strengthening of Cu-Cr and recovery softening of Cu-Ni-Zn during post-roll-bonding HT. The increase of roll-bonding temperature enhances the precipitation kinetics and it takes shorter time to reach maximum hardness in Cu-Cr layer during post-roll-bonding HT. The toughness of as-roll-bonded Cu-Ni-Zn/Cu-Cr/Cu-Ni-Zn clad composite at 773 K (500 °C) [42 MJ/mm3] is greater than those at 723 K (450 °C) [24 MJ/mm3] and 823 K (550 °C) [38 MJ/mm3]. The maximum toughness [100 MJ/mm3] with the electrical conductivity of 68 pct IACS was obtained in the Cu-Ni-Zn/Cu-Cr/Cu-Ni-Zn clad composite roll-bonded at 773 K (500 °C) and subsequently heat-treated at 723 K (450 °C).

  10. Ring head recording on perpendicular media: Output spectra for CoCr and CoCr/NiFe media

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    Stubbs, D. P.; Whisler, J. W.; Moe, C. D.; Skorjanec, J.

    1985-04-01

    The recording density response for sputtered CoCr (thickness=0.5 μm) and CoCr/NiFe (t=0.25 μm/0.5 μm) as well as evaporated CoNi (t=0.12 μm) and Co surface-doped iron oxide particulate media has been measured by reading and writing with Mn-Zn ferrite heads (gap length=0.375 μm, track width=37 μm) in contact with the media. Measurements to 200 kfc/i (thousand flux changes per inch) show a gap null around 115 kfc/i. The data have been normalized by dividing out the head sensitivity to obtain the value of spacing plus transition width (d+a) for the various media. For the CoCr media this value varied from 0.075-0.088 μm; for CoNi, 0.100 μm, and for the particulate medium, 0.163 μm. In addition, testing with a larger gapped Mn-Zn ferrite head (g=2.43 μm) shows that the head fields are distorted by the soft magnetic underlayer in dual layer CoCr/NiFe samples when the gap length is large compared to the distance to the underlayer.

  11. Irradiation-induced softening of Ni3P and (Ni, Fe, Cr)3P alloys

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    Production of amorphous alloys by solid state reactions (SSR) has attracted much interest during the last few years. One of the methods to induce such a reaction is the irradiation of suitable crystalline alloys by fast particles. Examination of this kind of SSR in M3P type of brazing alloys (M: Metal) is attractive because of the following reason: In brazed joints of candidate structural materials like 316L stainless steel for applications in fusion reactors, crystalline intermetallic phases have been detected which are unstable relative to the amorphous state when irradiated at moderate temperatures with fast particles. It is expected that the transition to the amorphous state is accompanied by changes of the mechanical properties, which are of fundamental interest in this context. Until now, only a few studies on the evolution of mechanical properties during amorphization have been performed. Measurements of microhardness of the crystalline and the corresponding amorphous phase do not exist to the authors knowledge. In this communication, the authors present results on changes of microhardness, due to amorphization by fast ions. The measurements have been performed on a model alloy Ni3P and on the brazed joint of stainless steel 316L, containing M3P (M: Ni, Fe, Cr) as one of the phases. Though microhardness is not a fundamental property of materials, it is a manifestation of several related properties, such as yield stress, ductility, work-hardening, elastic modulus and residual stress states. It represents a resistance for indentation and is, therefore, appropriate for comparative purposes

  12. Ni-Cr based dental alloys; Ni release, corrosion and biological evaluation

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    Reclaru, L., E-mail: lucien.reclaru@pxgroup.com [PX Holding S.A., Dep R and D Corrosion and Biocompatibility Group, Bd. des Eplatures 42, CH-2304 La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland); Unger, R.E.; Kirkpatrick, C.J. [Institute for Pathology, REPAIR Lab, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr.1, D-55101 Mainz (Germany); Susz, C.; Eschler, P.-Y.; Zuercher, M.-H. [PX Holding S.A., Dep R and D Corrosion and Biocompatibility Group, Bd. des Eplatures 42, CH-2304 La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland); Antoniac, I. [Materials Science and Engineering Faculty, Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest (Romania); Luethy, H. [Institute of Dental Materials Science and Technology, University of Basel, Hebelstrasse 3, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

    2012-08-01

    In the last years the dental alloy market has undergone dramatic changes for reasons of economy and biocompatibility. Nickel based alloys have become widely used substitute for the much more expensive precious metal alloys. In Europe the prevalence of nickel allergy is 10-15% for female adults and 1-3% for male adults. Despite the restrictions imposed by the EU for the protection of the general population in contact dermatitis, the use of Ni-Cr dental alloys is on the increase. Some questions have to be faced regarding the safety risk of nickel contained in dental alloys. We have collected based on many EU markets, 8 Ni-Cr dental alloys. Microstructure characterization, corrosion resistance (generalized, crevice and pitting) in saliva and the quantities of cations released in particular nickel and CrVI have been evaluated. We have applied non parametric classification tests (Kendall rank correlation) for all chemical results. Also cytotoxicity tests and an evaluation specific to TNF-alpha have been conducted. According to the obtained results, it was found that their behavior to corrosion was weak but that nickel release was high. The quantities of nickel released are higher than the limits imposed in the EU concerning contact with the skin or piercing. Surprisingly the biological tests did not show any cytotoxic effect on Hela and L929 cells or any change in TNF-alpha expression in monocytic cells. The alloys did not show any proinflammatory response in endothelial cells as demonstrated by the absence of ICAM-1 induction. We note therefore that there is really no direct relationship between the in vitro biological evaluation tests and the physico-chemical characterization of these dental alloys. Clinical and epidemiological studies are required to clarify these aspects. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nickel released was higher than the limits imposed in EU in contact with the skin. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No direct relationship between the

  13. Austenite Formation from Martensite in a 13Cr6Ni2Mo Supermartensitic Stainless Steel

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    Bojack, A.; Zhao, L; Morris, P. F.; Sietsma, J.

    2016-01-01

    The influence of austenitization treatment of a 13Cr6Ni2Mo supermartensitic stainless steel (X2CrNiMoV13-5-2) on austenite formation during reheating and on the fraction of austenite retained after tempering treatment is measured and analyzed. The results show the formation of austenite in two stages. This is probably due to inhomogeneous distribution of the austenite-stabilizing elements Ni and Mn, resulting from their slow diffusion from martensite into austenite and carbide and nitride dis...

  14. Heat treatment and effects of Cr and Ni in low alloy steel

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    Mohammad Abdur Razzak

    2011-12-01

    The effects of Cr and Ni on low carbon steel was observed. Undissolved carbide particles refine the austenite grain size. In the presence of nickel, chromium carbide is less effective in austenite grain refinement than chromium carbide in absence of nickel at temperature below 975°C. Nickel does not produce any austenite grain refinement but presence of nickel promotes the formation of acicular ferrites. It was also found that Ni and Cr as chromium carbide also refines the ferrite grain size and morphology. Cr as chromium carbide is more effective in refining ferrite grain size than nickel.

  15. Interdiffusion in the β phase region of the Ni-Al-Cr system

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    This paper describes an investigation of the interdiffusion behavior in the β single-phase region of the Ni-Al-Cr system by the modified Boltzmann-Matano method. The interdiffusion coefficient matrix is estimated and the cross-interdiffusion coefficients found to be smaller than the main interdiffusion coefficients at the examined composition ranges. Combining the thermodynamic calculation of the isochemical potential lines reveals that the thermodynamic interaction between Al and Cr in Al-rich β-Ni(Al,Cr) is possibly negligible

  16. CdTeO3 Deposited Mesoporous NiO Photocathode for a Solar Cell

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    Chuan Zhao; Xiaoping Zou; Sheng He

    2014-01-01

    Semiconductor sensitized NiO photocathodes have been fabricated by successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method depositing CdTeO3 quantum dots onto mesoscopic NiO films. A solar cell using CdTeO3 deposited NiO mesoporous photocathode has been fabricated. It yields a photovoltage of 103.7 mV and a short-circuit current density of 0.364 mA/cm2. The incident photon to current conversion efficiency (IPCE) value is found to be 12% for the newly designed NiO/CdTeO3 solar cell. It s...

  17. Biosorption study of Ni2+ and Cr3+ by Sargassum filipendula: kinetics and equilibrium

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    A. A. Seolatto

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the biosorption of Cr3+ and Ni2+ by Sargassum filipendula pre-treated with CaCl2 was studied. Kinetic and equilibrium experiments were carried out for mono- and multi-component solutions in a batch reactor at pH 3.0 and 30 ºC. The results from the kinetic experiments showed that Cr3+ adsorbs slower than Ni2+. This behavior was explained by means of a mechanistic analysis, which showed that Cr3+ uptake presented three adsorption stages, whereas Ni2+ adsorption presents only two. The mono-component equilibrium data, along with binary kinetic data obtained from mono-component experiments, showed that, although the kinetics for Cr3+ removal are slower, the biomass had a stronger affinity for this ion. Almost all Ni2+ is desorbed from the biomass as Cr3+ adsorbs. The binary equilibrium data also presented this behavior. The binary data was also modeled by using modified forms of the Langmuir, Jain and Snoeyink, and Langmuir-Freundlich isotherms. However, the prediction obtained presented low accuracy. An alternative modeling with artificial neural networks was presented and the results showed that this technique could be a promising tool to represent binary equilibrium data. The main contribution of this work was to obtain experimental data for Cr3+/Ni2+ adsorption, which is a system rarely found in the literature and that provides information that could be used in process modeling and simulation.

  18. Synthesis Of NiCrAlC alloys by mechanical alloying; Sintese de ligas NiCrAlC por moagem de alta energia

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    Silva, A.K.; Pereira, J.I.; Vurobi Junior, S.; Cintho, O.M., E-mail: alissonkws@gmail.co [Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG), PR (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The purpose of the present paper is the synthesis of nickel alloys (NiCrAlC), which has been proposed like a economic alternative to the Stellite family Co alloys using mechanical alloying, followed by sintering heat treatment of milled material. The NiCrAlC alloys consist of a chromium carbides dispersion in a Ni{sub 3}Al intermetallic matrix, that is easily synthesized by mechanical alloying. The use of mechanical alloying enables higher carbides sizes and distribution control in the matrix during sintering. We are also investigated the compaction of the processed materials by compressibility curves. The milling products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, and the end product was featured by conventional metallography and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), that enabled the identification of desired phases, beyond microhardness test, which has been shown comparable to alloys manufactured by fusion after heat treating. (author)

  19. Structure and surface composition of NiCr sputtered thin films

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    Petrović S.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Thin films of nichrome were deposited by d.c. sputtering of a target (80%Ni 20%Cr w.t by Ar+ions at a working pressure of 10-1 Pa and at room temperature. The phase composition and grain size were studied by X-ray Diffraction (XRD, while the surface chemical composition was determined by Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS. Analysis of phase composition showed that the NiCr thin films were a solid solution of chromium in a nickel matrix with increased nickel lattice parameters. LEIS analysis showed the presence of Ni Cr and O in the first atomic layer. There is a strong suspicion that surface passivation occurred by forming Cr2O3 oxide at the surface.

  20. The kinetics of Cr layer coated on TiNi films for hydrogen absorption

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    M Singh; Vaibhav Kulsherstha; Anil Kumar; N K Acharaya; Y K Vijay

    2007-01-01

    The effect of hydrogen absorption on electrical resistance with temperature for TiNi and TiNi–Cr thin films was investigated. The TiNi thin films of thickness 800 Å were deposited at different angles ( = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 75°) under 10−5 Torr pressure by thermal evaporation on the glass substrate at room temperature. A layer of Cr of thickness 100 Å was coated on the TiNi thin films. The changing rate of hydrogen absorption increases after Cr layer coating because Cr enhances the catalytic properties of hydrogen absorption in thin films. The rate of hydrogen absorption increases with temperature at lower range but at higher range of temperature it was found to decrease and also it was found that the hydrogen absorption increases with angle of deposition.

  1. NiFe epitaxial films with hcp and fcc structures prepared on bcc-Cr underlayers

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    Higuchi, Jumpei, E-mail: higuchi@futamoto.elect.chuo-u.ac.jp [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan); Ohtake, Mitsuru; Sato, Yoichi [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan); Kirino, Fumiyoshi [Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 12-8 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714 (Japan); Futamoto, Masaaki [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan)

    2011-09-30

    NiFe epitaxial films are prepared on Cr(211){sub bcc} and Cr(100){sub bcc} underlayers grown hetero-epitaxially on MgO single-crystal substrates by ultra-high vacuum rf magnetron sputtering. The film growth behavior and the crystallographic properties are studied by reflection high energy electron diffraction and pole figure X-ray diffraction. Metastable hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) and hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystals respectively nucleate on Cr(211){sub bcc} and Cr(100){sub bcc} underlayers, where the hcp-NiFe crystals are stabilized through hetero-epitaxial growth. The hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) crystal is a single-crystal with the c-axis parallel to the substrate surface, whereas the hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystal is a bi-crystal with the respective c-axes lying in plane and perpendicular each other. With increasing the film thickness, the hcp structure in the NiFe films starts to transform into more stable fcc structure by atomic displacement parallel to the hcp(0001) close packed plane. The resulting films consist of hcp and fcc crystals.

  2. NiFe epitaxial films with hcp and fcc structures prepared on bcc-Cr underlayers

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    NiFe epitaxial films are prepared on Cr(211)bcc and Cr(100)bcc underlayers grown hetero-epitaxially on MgO single-crystal substrates by ultra-high vacuum rf magnetron sputtering. The film growth behavior and the crystallographic properties are studied by reflection high energy electron diffraction and pole figure X-ray diffraction. Metastable hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) and hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystals respectively nucleate on Cr(211)bcc and Cr(100)bcc underlayers, where the hcp-NiFe crystals are stabilized through hetero-epitaxial growth. The hcp-NiFe(11-bar 00) crystal is a single-crystal with the c-axis parallel to the substrate surface, whereas the hcp-NiFe(112-bar 0) crystal is a bi-crystal with the respective c-axes lying in plane and perpendicular each other. With increasing the film thickness, the hcp structure in the NiFe films starts to transform into more stable fcc structure by atomic displacement parallel to the hcp(0001) close packed plane. The resulting films consist of hcp and fcc crystals.

  3. Disordering and grain boundaries of (Ni,Fe)Cr2O4 spinels from atomistic calculations

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    A novel empirical potential has been developed to evaluate the thermodynamic stability of Ni1-xFexCr2O4 spinels. The simulations confirm the hypothesis that the NiCr2O4-FeCr2O4 pseudobinary has normal structure spinel up to 1000 K and stabilizes as a solid solution. However, the disordering energy (normal to inverse spinel) is found higher for FeCr2O4 than for NiCr2O4 spinel. The formation energies of tilt, twist, and random grain boundaries have been calculated in pure NiCr2O4 and FeCr2O4. The same behavior has been found for both spinels. Detail analysis of the grain boundaries structure shows that the cation coordination number is a key parameter for the stability of the grain boundaries. With this criterion, we evidenced that the structural and energetic differences are caused only by nickel and iron cations. (authors)

  4. Electron energy loss spectroscopy of CH3N2CH3 adsorbed on Ni(100), Ni(111), Cr(100), Cr(111)

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    A study of the adsorption of CH3N2CH3 on Ni(100), Ni(111), Cr(100), and Cr(111) using high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) is presented. Under approximately the same conditions of coverage, the vibrational spectra of CH3N2CH3 on these four surfaces are quite distinct from one another, implying that the CH3N2CH3-substrate interaction is very sensitive to the physical and electronic structure of each surface. In addition to the room temperature studies, the evolution of surface species on the Ni(100) surface in the temperature range 300 to 425 K was studied. Analysis of the Ni(100) spectra indicates that molecular adsorption, probably through the N lone pair, occurs at room temperature. Spectra taken after annealing the CH3N2CH3-Ni(100) surfaces indicate that CH and CN bond scission occurred at the elevated temperatures. Decomposition of CH3N2CH3 takes place on the Ni(111), Cr(100), and Cr(111) surfaces at room temperature, as evidenced by the intensity of the carbon-metal stretch in the corresponding spectra. Possible identities of coadsorbed dissociation products are considered. The stable coverage of surface species on all four surfaces at 300 K is less than one monolayer. A general description of an electron energy loss (EEL) spectrometer is given. Followed by a more specific discussion of some recent modifications to the EEL monochromator assembly used in this laboratory. Both the previous configuration of our monochromator and the new version are briefly described, as an aid to understanding the motivation for the changes as well as the differences in operation of the two versions. For clarity, the new monochromator design is referred to as variable pass, while the previous design is referred to as double pass. A modified tuning procedure for the new monochromator is also presented. 58 refs., 11 figs

  5. Separation of cadmium and nickel from waste Ni-Cd batteries

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    2002-01-01

    To separate the cadmium and nickel resources in waste Ni-Cd batteries, a self-designed vacuum distillation recycling system was studied under laboratory conditions. The effects of system temperature, operating pressure, and time on the separation of Ni and Cd were studied respectively. The mechanism of vacuum thermal recycling was also discussed. Results show that vacuum distillation is a very effective separation method for waste Ni-Cd batteries. At a constant pressure, the increase of temperature can improve the separating efficiency of Cd. When the temperature is 1 173K, cadmium can evaporate completely from the samples during 3 h at 10 Pa. The reduction of pressure in a certain range is effective to the separating of Cd from Ni-Cd batteries by vacuum distillation.

  6. Uticaj brzine depozicije praha na mehaničke karakteristike i strukturu APS-NiCr/Al prevlake / Effect of the powder deposition rate on the mechanical properties and the structure of the APS-NiCr/Al coating

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    Mihailo R. Mrdak

    2010-01-01

    U radu su prikazani rezultati ispitivanja atmosferskih plazma-sprej prevlaka APS-NiCr/Al. Kompozitni prah NiCr/Al koji se sastoji od NiCr čestica obloženih finim česticama Al u procesu depozicije omogućuje egzotermnu reakciju. Reakcija ovih metala dovodi do formiranja samovezujućih NiCrAl prevlaka koje poseduju jedinstvene kombinacije osobina. Radi dobijanja najboljih strukturnih i mehaničkih karakteristika izvršena je optimizacija parametara depozicije. U ovom istraživanju urađene su tri gru...

  7. Study of high mobility carriers in Ni-doped CdO films

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    A A Dakhel

    2013-10-01

    Cadmium oxide (CdO) doped with different amounts of nickel ion thin films have been prepared on silicon and glass substrates by vacuum evaporation technique. The effects of nickel doping on the structural, electrical, optical and optoelectronic properties of the host CdO films were systematically studied. The sample elemental composition was determined by the X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy method. The X-ray diffraction method was used to study the crystalline structure of the samples. It shows that some of Ni3+ ions occupy mainly locations when in interstitial positions and Cd2+-ion vacancies of CdO lattice. The bandgap of Ni-doped CdO suffers narrowing till 10–12% compared to undoped CdO. Such bandgap narrowing was studied within the framework of the available models. The electrical behaviours show that all the prepared Ni-doped CdO films are degenerate semiconductors. However, the nickel doping influences all the optoelectrical properties of CdO. Their d.c. conductivity, carrier concentration and mobility increased compared to undoped CdO film. The largest mobility of 112.6 cm2/V.s was measured for 1–2% Ni-doped CdO film. From optoelectronics point of view, Ni-doped CdO can be used in infrared-transparent-conducting-oxide (NIR–TCO) applications.

  8. Ni-Cr alloy electrodepositing technology on Fe substrate and coating performance

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    XU Li-jian; GONG Zhu-qing; TANG Jian-xin; HE Quan-guo; HE Nong-yue; DU Jing-jing

    2007-01-01

    The Ni-Cr alloy electrodepositing technology on iron substrate in the chlorid-sulfate solution and the impacts of main processing parameters on coating composition were studied. The optimal Ni-Cr alloy electrodepositing conditions are that the cathode current density is 16 A/dm2, the plating solution temperature is 30 ℃ and the pH value is 2.5. The bright, compact coating gained under the optimal conditions has good cohesion and 24.1% Cr content. The results show that the coating is composed of crystalline, the average grain size is 82 nm and the higher the Cr content of coating, the larger the rigidity, and the higher the corrosion resistance. The rigidity of coating reaches 78.6(HR30T) and the passivation area broadens to 1.4 V when the Cr content of coating is 24.1%.

  9. Hot cracking studies on CrMoV and NiCrMoV turbine rotor steels during welding

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    Four different rotor materials, three CrMoV steels and a NiCrMoV steel, were investigated both with respect to solidification and HAZ liquation cracking. It involved the Varestraint testing using autogeneous gas tungsten arc welding at two different heat inputs, and metallographic examinations using optical, scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy. An increase in heat input/unit length (from 1.2 to 2.7 KJ/mm) or an increase in travel speed at the same low heat input (1.2 KJ/mm) tends to produce more solidification cracking. In the case of CrMoV steels, 1950s air melted rotors (Buck and the Gallatin rotors) showed worse solidification cracking susceptibility than the modern Bethlehem forging vacuum poured, 2A. The modern NiCrMoV forging, also vacuum-poured, 3A, however, showed worse solidification cracking susceptibility than the old air-melted Gallatin rotor. Therefore, the harmful effects of Ni on solidification cracking was confirmed. Its role is understood as having favored the austenite formation, thus resulting in more primary austenite solidification. This gives rise to heavy segregation of impurities such as S and P at the austenite grain boundaries. Detrimental effects of sulfur and phosphorus both on solidification and the HAZ hot cracking were confirmed. Addition of Ce or Ti to the Buck rotor with the greatest solidification cracking susceptibility helped improve cracking resistance

  10. Hot cracking studies on CrMoV and NiCrMoV turbine rotor steels during welding

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    Yoo, S.Y.

    1986-01-01

    Four different rotor materials, three CrMoV steels and a NiCrMoV steel, were investigated both with respect to solidification and HAZ liquation cracking. It involved the Varestraint testing using autogeneous gas tungsten arc welding at two different heat inputs, and metallographic examinations using optical, scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy. An increase in heat input/unit length (from 1.2 to 2.7 KJ/mm) or an increase in travel speed at the same low heat input (1.2 KJ/mm) tends to produce more solidification cracking. In the case of CrMoV steels, 1950s air melted rotors (Buck and the Gallatin rotors) showed worse solidification cracking susceptibility than the modern Bethlehem forging vacuum poured, 2A. The modern NiCrMoV forging, also vacuum-poured, 3A, however, showed worse solidification cracking susceptibility than the old air-melted Gallatin rotor. Therefore, the harmful effects of Ni on solidification cracking was confirmed. Its role is understood as having favored the austenite formation, thus resulting in more primary austenite solidification. This gives rise to heavy segregation of impurities such as S and P at the austenite grain boundaries. Detrimental effects of sulfur and phosphorus both on solidification and the HAZ hot cracking were confirmed. Addition of Ce or Ti to the Buck rotor with the greatest solidification cracking susceptibility helped improve cracking resistance.

  11. Solidification morphology and microstructure properties at increased cooling rates for 18-8 Cr-Ni stainless steel

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    Fe-Cr-Ni alloys are widely used, e.g. in the production of domestic appliances and in chemical processing equipment. The study presented here examines the solidification morphology and properties of the microstructure of an 18-8 CrNi steel. The influence or the cooling rate on the solidification morphology is discussed, along with quantitative descriptions of the microstructures with Cr and Ni segregations. (orig.)

  12. Fabrication and mechanical properties of AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy particle reinforced Cu matrix composites

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    Chen, Jian, E-mail: chenjian@xatu.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710021 (China); Niu, Pengyun; Wei, Ting [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710021 (China); Hao, Liang [College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xi' an University of Science and Technology, Xi' an 710054 (China); Liu, Yunzi [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710021 (China); Wang, Xianhui, E-mail: xhwang693@xaut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi' an University of Technology, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710048 (China); Peng, Yuli [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Xi' an Technological University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710021 (China)

    2015-11-15

    The AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy was prepared by mechanical alloying and the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy reinforced Cu matrix composites were subsequently fabricated by powder metallurgy. The phase constituents and morphology of the alloying powders were characterized by X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope, the microstructures of the Cu base composites were characterized by scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope, and the compression tests were made as well. The results show that the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy can form after milling for 24 h. During sintering process, no grain growth occurs and no intermetallic phases present in the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy in the Cu base composite. Compression tests show that the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy has a better strengthening effect than metallic glasses and the yield strength of the Cu matrix composite reinforced with the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy is close to the value predicted by the Voigt model based on the equal strain assumption. - Graphical abstract: AlCoNiCrFe HEA has a better strengthening effect than metallic glasses for particulate reinforced metal matrix composites. The yield strength of the Cu base composite reinforced with the AlCoNiCrFe HEA is close to the upper bound calculated by Voigt model. - Highlights: • AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy was prepared by mechanical alloying. • A novel Cu base composite reinforced with AlCoNiCrFe was fabricated. • No grain growth and no intermetallic phase present in AlCoNiCrFe during sintering. • AlCoNiCrFe has a better strengthening effect than metallic glassy in composites.

  13. Fabrication and mechanical properties of AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy particle reinforced Cu matrix composites

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    The AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy was prepared by mechanical alloying and the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy reinforced Cu matrix composites were subsequently fabricated by powder metallurgy. The phase constituents and morphology of the alloying powders were characterized by X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope, the microstructures of the Cu base composites were characterized by scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope, and the compression tests were made as well. The results show that the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy can form after milling for 24 h. During sintering process, no grain growth occurs and no intermetallic phases present in the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy in the Cu base composite. Compression tests show that the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy has a better strengthening effect than metallic glasses and the yield strength of the Cu matrix composite reinforced with the AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy is close to the value predicted by the Voigt model based on the equal strain assumption. - Graphical abstract: AlCoNiCrFe HEA has a better strengthening effect than metallic glasses for particulate reinforced metal matrix composites. The yield strength of the Cu base composite reinforced with the AlCoNiCrFe HEA is close to the upper bound calculated by Voigt model. - Highlights: • AlCoNiCrFe high-entropy alloy was prepared by mechanical alloying. • A novel Cu base composite reinforced with AlCoNiCrFe was fabricated. • No grain growth and no intermetallic phase present in AlCoNiCrFe during sintering. • AlCoNiCrFe has a better strengthening effect than metallic glassy in composites

  14. Phase stability of chrome-carbide Ni--Cr coatings in low-oxygen environments

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    The thermal stability of the phases in chrome-carbide-based, wear-resistant coatings, applied by plasma and detonation gun (D-gun) devices, was investigated for applications in low-oxygen environments. It was found that current coatings using the Cr3C2 carbide in a Ni--Cr binder decomposed to lower carbides, and consumed Cr from the binder upon long-term exposure at elevated temperature. Two new coatings based on the Cr23C6 carbide were found to have excellent thermal stability, as well as excellent wear properties

  15. Microhardness of Ni-Cr alloys under different casting conditions Microdureza de ligas de Ni-Cr fundidas sob diferentes condições

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    José Roberto de Oliveira Bauer

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the microhardness of Ni-Cr alloys used in fixed prosthodontics after casting under different conditions. The casting conditions were: (1-flame/air torch flame made of a gas/oxygen mixture and centrifugal casting machine in a non-controlled casting environment; (2-induction/argon electromagnetic induction in an environment controlled with argon; (3-induction/vacuum electromagnetic induction in a vacuum environment; (4-induction/air electromagnetic induction in a non-controlled casting environment. The 3 alloys used were Ni-Cr-Mo-Ti, Ni-Cr-Mo-Be, and Ni-Cr-Mo-Nb. Four castings with 5 cylindrical, 15 mm-long specimens (diameter: 1.6 mm in each casting ring were prepared. After casting, the specimens were embedded in resin and polished for Vickers microhardness (VH measurements in a Shimadzu HMV-2 (1,000 g for 10 s. A total of 5 indentations were done for each ring, one in each specimen. The data was subjected to two-way ANOVA and Tukey's multiple comparison tests (alpha = 0.05. The VH values of Ni-Cr-Mo-Ti (422 ± 7.8 were statistically higher (p 0.05 and lower than the values obtained in the conditions induction/air and flame/air torch (p 0.05. The microhardness of the alloys is influenced by their composition and casting method. The hardness of the Ni-Cr alloys was higher when they were cast with the induction/air and flame/air torch methods.Este estudo avaliou a microdureza de ligas de Ni-Cr usadas em prótese fixa fundidas sob diferentes condições. As condições de fundição foram: (1-maçarico chama composta por uma mistura de gás/oxigênio e centrífuga sem o controle do ambiente de fundição; (2-indução/argônio indução eletromagnética com o ambiente controlado com argônio; (3-indução/vácuo indução eletromagnética com o ambiente sob vácuo; (4-indução/ar indução eletromagnética sem o controle da atmosfera. Foram utilizadas três ligas: Ni-Cr-Mo-Ti, Ni-Cr-Mo-Be e Ni-Cr-Mo-Nb. Foram realizadas 4

  16. Functional classification of memory CD8(+) T cells by CX3CR1 expression.

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    Böttcher, Jan P; Beyer, Marc; Meissner, Felix; Abdullah, Zeinab; Sander, Jil; Höchst, Bastian; Eickhoff, Sarah; Rieckmann, Jan C; Russo, Caroline; Bauer, Tanja; Flecken, Tobias; Giesen, Dominik; Engel, Daniel; Jung, Steffen; Busch, Dirk H; Protzer, Ulrike; Thimme, Robert; Mann, Matthias; Kurts, Christian; Schultze, Joachim L; Kastenmüller, Wolfgang; Knolle, Percy A

    2015-01-01

    Localization of memory CD8(+) T cells to lymphoid or peripheral tissues is believed to correlate with proliferative capacity or effector function. Here we demonstrate that the fractalkine-receptor/CX3CR1 distinguishes memory CD8(+) T cells with cytotoxic effector function from those with proliferative capacity, independent of tissue-homing properties. CX3CR1-based transcriptome and proteome-profiling defines a core signature of memory CD8(+) T cells with effector function. We find CD62L(hi)CX3CR1(+) memory T cells that reside within lymph nodes. This population shows distinct migration patterns and positioning in proximity to pathogen entry sites. Virus-specific CX3CR1(+) memory CD8(+) T cells are scarce during chronic infection in humans and mice but increase when infection is controlled spontaneously or by therapeutic intervention. This CX3CR1-based functional classification will help to resolve the principles of protective CD8(+) T-cell memory. PMID:26404698

  17. Swelling of dispersion strengthened by yttrium oxides steel 0Cr18Ni10ti irradiated by heavy ions

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    Swelling of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) austenitic stainless steel 0Cr18Ni10Ti was investigated after the irradiation in accelerator of heavy ions ESUVI of NSC KIPT. Dose and temperature dependences of this steel swelling were plotted in wide range of doses and irradiation temperatures. The comparative analysis of investigated steel swelling was performed in comparison with steel 0Cr18Ni10Ti studied early. It was determined that swelling resistance of steel 0Cr18Ni10Ti ODS is 2.5 higher than that of steel 0Cr18Ni10Ti in revealed temperature maxima.

  18. Thermal evolution of vacancy-type defects in quenched FeCrNi alloys

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    Zhang, C. X.; Cao, X. Z.; Li, Y. H.; Jin, S. X.; Lu, E. Y.; Tian, H. W.; Zhang, P.; Wang, B. Y.

    2015-06-01

    The effect of isochronal annealing on vacancy-type defects in quenched FeCrNi alloys and SUS316 was investigated via positron annihilation technique. Vacancy-type defects clustered and grew with increasing annealing temperatures of up to 523 K and, in FeCrNi alloys, were gradually annihilated with increasing temperature. The annihilation temperature was relatively insensitive to the addition of Mo and nonmetal elements, and after annealing at 673 K, the vacancy-type defects were annihilated and dislocation-type defects were formed in all of the alloys. In addition, due to the formation of Mo-vacancy complexes, the density of defects in the Mo-diluted FeCrNi model alloy was lower than that in the FeCrNi model alloy. The long lifetime of vacancy-type defects in commercial stainless steel SUS316 was smaller than that in the FeCrNi model alloys due to the nonmetal-element-induced change in mobility of the defects. Moreover, the vacancy-type and dislocation-type defects contributed to the S and W parameters of positron annihilation during the entire annealing treatment.

  19. Production of Ni-Cr-Ti-natural fibres composite and investigation of mechanical properties

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    Intermetallic materials such as Ni2Ti, Cr2Ti are among advanced technology materials that have outstanding mechanical and physical properties for high temperature applications. Especially creep resistance, low density and high hardness properties stand out in such intermetallics. The microstructure, mechanical properties of (%50Ni-%48Cr-%2Ti)-%10Naturel Fibres and (%64Ni-%32Cr-%4Ti)-%10Naturel Fibres powders were investigated using specimens produced by tube furnace sintering at 1000-1200-1400°C temperature. A composite consisting of ternary additions, a metallic phase, Ti,Cr and Ni have been prepared under Ar shroud and then tube furnace sintered. XRD, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), were investigated to characterize the properties of the specimens. Experimental results carried out for composition (%64Ni-%32Cr-%4Ti)-%10Naturel at 1400°C suggest that the best properties as 112.09HV and 5,422g/cm3 density were obtained at 1400°C

  20. Insights into the phase diagram of the CrMnFeCoNi high entropy alloy

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    In order to study the thermodynamics of high entropy alloys, the evolution of the structure and microstructure of the equimolar CrMnFeCoNi high entropy alloy was investigated during processing under varying conditions (cooling rate and annealing duration). For the very first time, a true solid-solution down to the atomic scale was evidenced in an HEA by atom probe tomography. It was shown that this face-centered cubic single-phase solid solution is the high temperature stable state of the equimolar CrMnFeCoNi alloy. By analogy with completely miscible binary alloy, the CrMnFeCoNi HEA can be described by a schematic phase diagram of the CrFeCo–MnNi system consisting of a liquidus and a solidus, with a partition coefficient of 0.74. When the liquid phase is cooled down, dendrites enriched in Co, Cr and Fe are formed and afterward interdendrites enriched in Mn and Ni solidify. The solid solution can be reached either by a fast enough cooling or by annealing the dendritic structure, for example at 1100 °C for 1 h. A method to optimize the temperature and duration of an annealing of homogenization is proposed

  1. Characterization of Cold-Sprayed IN625 and NiCr Coatings

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    Srinivasan, Dheepa; Chandrasekhar, Vighnesh; Amuthan, Ramar; Lau, Y. C.; Calla, Eklavya

    2016-04-01

    Ni-based coatings IN625® and Ni20%Cr were cold sprayed on a low-alloy steel (AISI 4130) substrate, using Helium as the process gas. Dense coatings up to 3-mm thickness were deposited, having a hardness of 500-550 HV. The coatings showed a hardness maximum, with heat treatment, before dropping to a lower value. The coating microstructure revealed two distinct types of regions, comprising grains with a high dislocation density and elongated shear bands having twins. Heat treatment led to 30-50 nm grains in the IN625 coating, and >1-2 μm grains for NiCr. Both coatings showed a compressive residual stress in the as-sprayed condition, which relaxed to a zero residual stress, at 650 °C. The NiCr coatings showed a much higher compressibility, as compared to IN625. The IN625 coatings induced a much larger deformation on the 4130 steel. Overall, while both types of Ni-based alloy coatings showed similarities in terms of hardness and microstructure, they revealed distinct differences in their deformability, thermal stability, and substrate deformation, indicating a different behavior between a binary solid solution (NiCr) as compared to a multielement solid solution (IN625), as elucidated via a detailed characterization of these coatings.

  2. Evaluation of Ni-Cr-base alloys for SOFC interconnect applications

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    Yang, Zhenguo; Xia, Guan-Guang; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

    To further understand the suitability of Ni-Cr-base alloys for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) interconnect applications, three commercial Ni-Cr-base alloys, Haynes 230, Hastelloy S and Haynes 242 were selected and evaluated for oxidation behavior under different exposure conditions, scale conductivity and thermal expansion. Haynes 230 and Hastelloy S, which have a relatively high Cr content, formed a thin scale mainly comprised of Cr 2O 3 and (Mn,Cr,Ni) 3O 4 spinels under SOFC operating conditions, demonstrating excellent oxidation resistance and a high scale electrical conductivity. In contrast, a thick double-layer scale with a NiO outer layer above a chromia-rich substrate was grown on Haynes 242 in moist air or at the air side of dual exposure samples, indicating limited oxidation resistance for the interconnect application. With a face-centered-cubic (FCC) substrate, all three alloys possess a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is higher than that of candidate ferritic stainless steels, e.g. Crofer22 APU. Among the three alloys, Haynes 242, which is heavily alloyed with W and Mo and contains a low Cr content, demonstrated the lowest average CTE at 13.1 × 10 -6 K -1 from room temperature to 800 °C, but it was also observed that the CTE behavior of Haynes 242 was very non-linear.

  3. Morphological, structural, microhardness and corrosion characterisations of electrodeposited Ni-Mo and Cr coatings

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    The corrosion resistance of electrodeposited Cr and Ni-Mo coatings and the influence of heat treatment on the crystallographic structure, morphology and microhardness properties were investigated here. The characterisations were carried out using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) techniques. Corrosion tests were performed at room temperature in 10-1 mol dm-3 NaCl solutions and by potentiodynamic linear polarization technique. The Mo content in the layer and current efficiency increased with the molybdate ion concentration in the plating solution, while the surface morphology evolved from rough and homogeneous to cracked surface with the increase of the amount of Mo in the layer. The electrochemical corrosion tests showed that the Cr coatings have better corrosion resistance than the Ni-Mo coatings in chloride medium and that all the studied coatings corrode in chloride medium. Ni-13Mo coating has the nobler corrosion behavior among the studied Ni-Mo coatings. The microhardness of the Ni-13Mo coatings increased as the annealing temperature increased which is related with the precipitation of Ni, Ni4Mo and NiMo phases during the heat treatment of this coating. Ni-13Mo coating is a potential substitute for chromium coating in industrial applications when operating at temperatures higher than 100 deg C and good microhardness properties are required. (author)

  4. The Structure-Function Relationships of Complement Receptor Type 2 (CR2; CD21).

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    Hannan, Jonathan Paul

    2016-01-01

    Human complement receptor type 2 (CR2; CD21) is a surface-associated glycoprotein which binds to a variety of endogenous ligands, including the complement component C3 fragments iC3b, C3dg and C3d, the low-affinity IgE receptor CD23, and the type I cytokine, interferon-alpha. CR2 links the innate complement-mediated immune response to pathogens and foreign antigens with the adaptive immune response by binding to C3d that is covalently attached to targets, and which results in a cell signalling phenomenon that lowers the threshold for B cell activation. Variations or deletions of the CR2 gene in humans, or the Cr2 gene in mice associate with a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. A number of infectious agents including Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and prions also bind to CR2 either directly or indirectly by means of C3d-targeted immune complexes. In this review we discuss the interactions that CR2 undertakes with its best characterized ligands C3d, CD23 and the EBV gp350/220 envelope protein. To date only a single physiologically relevant complex of CR2 with one of its ligands, C3d, has been elucidated. By contrast, the interactions with CD23 and EBV gp350/220, while being important from physiologic and disease-associated standpoints, respectively, are only incompletely understood. A detailed knowledge of the structure-function relationships that CR2 undergoes with its ligands is necessary to understand the implications of using recombinant CR2 in therapeutic or imaging agents, or alternatively targeting CR2 to down-regulate the antibody mediated immune response in cases of autoimmunity. PMID:26916158

  5. Corrosion resistance of stainless steels and high Ni-Cr alloys to acid fluoride wastes

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    TRUEX processing of Hanford Site waste will utilize potentially corrosive acid fluoride processing solutions. Appropriate construction materials for such a processing facility need to be identified. Toward this objective, candidate stainless steels and high Ni-Cr alloys have been corrosion tested in simulated acid fluoride process solutions at 333K. The high Ni-Cr alloys exhibited corrosion rates as low as 0.14 mm/y in a solution with an HF activity of about 1.2 M, much lower than the 19 to 94 mm/y observed for austenitic stainless steels. At a lower HF activity (about 0.008 M), stainless steels display delayed passivation while high Ni-Cr alloys display essentially no reaction

  6. Corrosion and oxidation properties of NiCr coatings sprayed in presence of gas shroud system

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    Morks, M.F., E-mail: mhanna@swin.edu.au [Industrial Research Institute Swinburne, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC 3122 (Australia); Berndt, C.C. [Industrial Research Institute Swinburne, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC 3122 (Australia)

    2010-04-15

    The oxidation of a NiCr bond coat during air plasma spraying was controlled by designing a gas shroud system attached to the plasma torch nozzle. Two nozzles, termed as 'normal' and 'high-speed' nozzles examined the effect of nozzle internal design on the microstructure and phase structure of coatings. X-ray diffraction and SEM morphologies showed that the shroud system reduced the oxidation of NiCr particles during the spray process. Compared with conventional air plasma spraying, the argon gas shroud reduced the coating hardness because the volume fraction of partially melted particles increased. The high-speed nozzle reduced the oxidation and hardness of NiCr coatings due to the increase of partially melted particles in the coatings.

  7. Facile synthesis and characterization of magnetic NiCr ferrospinel embedded in conducting polymer

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    Conducting polymer/NiCr-ferrospinel nanocomposites were synthesized by in situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of NiCr0.5Fe1.5O4 nanoparticles via a reverse microemulsion route. The structure, morphology and magnetic properties of products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectra, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and magnetic measurements. Structure and morphology analysis indicated that the NiCr0.5Fe1.5O4 particles with the crystallite size in the range of 12-18 nm were embedded in the polymer matrix. The magnetization under applied magnetic field for nanocomposites exhibited a clearly hysteretic behavior. The formation mechanism of nanocomposites was proposed as well.

  8. Facile synthesis and characterization of magnetic NiCr ferrospinel embedded in conducting polymer

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    Ai Lunhong, E-mail: ah_aihong@163.co [Laboratory of Applied Chemistry and Pollution Control Technology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637002 (China); Jiang Jing, E-mail: 0826zjjh@163.co [Laboratory of Applied Chemistry and Pollution Control Technology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637002 (China)

    2009-11-13

    Conducting polymer/NiCr-ferrospinel nanocomposites were synthesized by in situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of NiCr{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} nanoparticles via a reverse microemulsion route. The structure, morphology and magnetic properties of products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectra, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and magnetic measurements. Structure and morphology analysis indicated that the NiCr{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} particles with the crystallite size in the range of 12-18 nm were embedded in the polymer matrix. The magnetization under applied magnetic field for nanocomposites exhibited a clearly hysteretic behavior. The formation mechanism of nanocomposites was proposed as well.

  9. Synthesis of NiCr2O4 spinel coatings with high emissivity by plasma spraying

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    Zhu, Zhen-Qi; Cheng, Xu-Dong; Ye, Wei-Ping; Min, Jie

    2012-03-01

    Air plasma spraying (APS) was used to produce high emissivity coatings with a NiCr2O4 spinel structure. The relationship between the emissivity and the crystal structure was investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses show that NiCr2O4 spinel has been fabricated with the space group Fd3 m. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) photographs show that the coating consists of a laminated structure with homogeneous grains and high porosity because of the unique feature of plasma spraying. The emissivity measurement and Fourier transformation infrared radiation (FT-IR) spectra show that NiCr2O4 has a high emissivity of about 0.91 because of its special spinel structure. APS is a suitable method to produce high emissivity coatings.

  10. Corrosion and oxidation properties of NiCr coatings sprayed in presence of gas shroud system

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    Morks, M. F.; Berndt, C. C.

    2010-04-01

    The oxidation of a NiCr bond coat during air plasma spraying was controlled by designing a gas shroud system attached to the plasma torch nozzle. Two nozzles, termed as "normal" and "high-speed" nozzles examined the effect of nozzle internal design on the microstructure and phase structure of coatings. X-ray diffraction and SEM morphologies showed that the shroud system reduced the oxidation of NiCr particles during the spray process. Compared with conventional air plasma spraying, the argon gas shroud reduced the coating hardness because the volume fraction of partially melted particles increased. The high-speed nozzle reduced the oxidation and hardness of NiCr coatings due to the increase of partially melted particles in the coatings.

  11. Corrosion and oxidation properties of NiCr coatings sprayed in presence of gas shroud system

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    The oxidation of a NiCr bond coat during air plasma spraying was controlled by designing a gas shroud system attached to the plasma torch nozzle. Two nozzles, termed as 'normal' and 'high-speed' nozzles examined the effect of nozzle internal design on the microstructure and phase structure of coatings. X-ray diffraction and SEM morphologies showed that the shroud system reduced the oxidation of NiCr particles during the spray process. Compared with conventional air plasma spraying, the argon gas shroud reduced the coating hardness because the volume fraction of partially melted particles increased. The high-speed nozzle reduced the oxidation and hardness of NiCr coatings due to the increase of partially melted particles in the coatings.

  12. Spectroscopy and atomic physics of highly ionized Cr, Fe, and Ni for tokamak plasmas

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    Feldman, U.; Doschek, G. A.; Cheng, C.-C.; Bhatia, A. K.

    1980-01-01

    The paper considers the spectroscopy and atomic physics for some highly ionized Cr, Fe, and Ni ions produced in tokamak plasmas. Forbidden and intersystem wavelengths for Cr and Ni ions are extrapolated and interpolated using the known wavelengths for Fe lines identified in solar-flare plasmas. Tables of transition probabilities for the B I, C I, N I, O I, and F I isoelectronic sequences are presented, and collision strengths and transition probabilities for Cr, Fe, and Ni ions of the Be I sequence are given. Similarities of tokamak and solar spectra are discussed, and it is shown how the atomic data presented may be used to determine ion abundances and electron densities in low-density plasmas.

  13. Modification of mechanical properties and microstructure of Ni-Cr-base alloy by continuous electron irradiation

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    Using the methods of transmission and scanning electron microscopy and X-ray structure analysis investigation of 40CrNiAl alloy structure-phase state after different conditions of thermomechanical treatment (TMT) and electron irradiation is carried out. Correlation of microstructure parameters of irradiated alloy with its mechanical properties is ascertained as well as morphology of structural and phase transformations in alloy at continuous electron irradiation. Simultaneous increasing of strength characteristics and plasticity of 40CrNiAl alloy after certain conditions of TMT and electron irradiation is find out, the reasons of the phenomenon is analyzed. The scientifically-based schemes of 40CrNiAl alloy TMT are developed and choice of electron irradiation conditions for optimization of its mechanical properties is substantiated

  14. Development of Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) nanostructured coatings; Desenvolvimento de revestimentos nanostruturados de Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr)

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    Cunha, Cecilio Alvares da

    2012-07-01

    This study is divided in two parts. The first part is about the preparation of nanostructured Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) powders by high energy milling followed by characterization of the milled and the as received powder. Analyses of some of the data obtained were done using a theoretical approach. The second part of this study is about the preparation and characterization of coatings prepared with the nanostructured as well as the as received Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) powders. The high temperature erosion-oxidation (E-O) behavior of the coatings prepared with the two types of powders has been compared based on a technological approach. The average crystallite size of the Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) powder decreased rapidly from 145 nm to 50 nm in the initial stages of milling and thereafter decreased slowly to a steady state value of around 10 nm with further increase in milling time. This steady state corresponds to the beginning of a dynamic recovery process. The maximum lattice strain ({epsilon} = 1,17%) was observed in powders milled for 16 hours, and this powders critical crystallite size was 28 nm. In contrast, the lattice parameter attained a minimum for powders milled for 16 hours. Upon reaching the critical crystallite size, the dislocation density attained a steady state regime and all plastic deformation introduced in the material there after was in the form of events occurring at the grain boundaries, due mainly to grain boundary sliding. The deformation energy stored in the crystal lattice of the Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) powders milled for different times was determined from enthalpy variation measurements. These results indicated that the maximum enthalpy variation ({delta}H = 722 mcal) also occurred for powders milled for 16 hours. In a similar manner, the maximum specific heat variation ({delta}C{sub p} = 0,278 cal/gK) occurred for powders milled for 16 hours. The following mechanical properties of Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}-25(Ni20Cr) coatings

  15. Study on development of filler metal for Ni-Cr-W superalloy (joint research)

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    Development of filler metal is the important item to be solved in study on development of Ni-Cr-W superalloy for high temperature gas-cooled reactors with coolant outlet temperatures around 1000degC. Effects of minor alloying elements on weldability were studied for the alloy with basic composition of Ni-18.5Cr-21W proposed as an optimum chemical composition for the base metal. On this basis filler metal for the Ni-Cr-W superalloy was developed. The main results obtained were as follows: (1) Minor alloying elements and condition of heat-treatment had large effects on susceptibility to cracking in the weldments of Ni-Cr-W alloy. For this reason, good weldability could not be obtained constantly using alloys within optimum range of chemical composition for the base metal. (2) Improvement effect to reduce susceptibility to cracking in the weldments was little obtained by means of increase in contents of elements which had deoxidizing or desulfurizing effect. Addition of optimum contents of Ti or Mg reduced the susceptibility to cracking in the weldments slightly. (3) It was found that elements such as Zr, Y and B, which were added to the base metal of Ni-Cr-W alloy to maintain high temperature properties, made susceptibility to cracking high significantly when accumulating basic data on weldability of this alloy. Contents of these minor alloying elements were adjusted in the lower ranges than those of the base metal. Filler metal with good weldability for Ni-Cr-W alloy was developed through the investigation of effect on weldability. (author)

  16. Effects of specimen geometry on fatigue crack growth in X 10 NiCrAlTi 32 20 und NiCr 22 Co 12 Mo

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    In order to assess the applicability of results obtained with 1''CT specimens, on fracture mechanical parameters of fatigue crack growth at 7000C and 8500C (and also in some tests at room temperature), the highly heat resistant alloys X 10 NiCrAlTi 32 20 (INCOLOY 800 H) and NiCr 22 Co 12 Mo (INCONEL 617) have been chosen for further experiments. The specimen geometries are CT 1'', CT 1/2'', and CCP 1/2'', and thickwalled pipes with circumferential defect at outer surface. The loads applied are of the pulsating tensile stress type (R = 0.05), at a frequency of 5Hz. Results reveal that at all temperatures, the fatigue crack growth is independent of specimen geometries, so that the linear-elastic ΔKI-concept is suitable for describing the crack growth under cyclic load. (orig.)

  17. Effect of WIG welding on resistance to intergranular corrosion in Cr-Ni and Cr-Ni-Mo type austenitic non-stabilized steels

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    The resistance to intergranular corrosion was examined for Cr-Ni and Cr-Ni-Mo austenitic steels, CSN (Czechoslovak Standard) 17240 and 17352, respectively. These steels are used for the manufacture of thick-walled parts of fast reactors. Tests showed that simulated welded joints performed by the WIG method induced no deterioration of the intergranular corrosion resistance of the steels down a 15 mm depth, provided that the time for which the heat affected zone rested within the temperature region of its formation was short enough. One-hour arrest at 650 degC was sufficient for intergranular corrosion to develop in the molybdenum-free steel; this, however, was not true of the molybdenum-containing steel. The remelting of the base material by the welding using the WIG method resulted in a slight increase in the δ-ferrite content of the weld material. No cracks were detected. (Z.M.). 1 fig., 2 tabs., 9 refs

  18. Effect of nickel concentration on the mass transfer of Fe-Ni-Cr alloys in lithium

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    Corrosion and mass transfer of selected Fe-Ni-Cr alloys between 5000C and about 3000C in slowly moving lithium (approx. equal to15 mm/s) were studied in thermal-convection loops. The corrosion rates in the dissolution zones of these loops increased with the nickel concentrations of the respective alloys. All the alloys exhibited porous near-surface layers that were depleted in nickel. The greater weight loss of a 30 wt% Ni alloy relative to a 24 wt% Ni alloy could be correlated with a higher volume fraction of porosity, suggesting that the higher the starting nickel content of the alloy, the greater the volume of nickel removed from the alloy by the lithium. The results from this study indicate that higher nickel levels in Fe-Ni-Cr alloys will pose significant corrosion problems in lithium circuits operating at or above 5000C. (orig.)

  19. STUDY ON Ni-Cr SYSTEM SOLAR SELECTIVE THIN FILMS PREPARED BY MAGNETRON REACTIVE SPUTTERING PROCESS

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    B.W. Wang; H. Shen

    2002-01-01

    Ni-Cr System solar selective thin solid films were prepared by d.c. magnetron reactivesputtering under the atmosphere of O2 and N2. Ni-Cr alloy was chosen as targetmaterial and copper sheets as substrate. Using SEM, Spectrophotometer and Talystepto analyze the relations between the selective characteristic and the structure, theformation and the thickness of the thin films. The aim is to obtain good solar selectivethin films with high absorptance and low emittance, which is applied to flat plate solarheat collectors.

  20. Magnetic structure of NiCr2O4 studied by neutron scattering and magnetization measurements

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    The magnetic ordering of the normal spinel ferrimagnet NiCr2O4 below TC=74 K was reinvestigated by neutron scattering and magnetization measurements on a powder specimen. We found another magnetic transition at TS=31 K besides TC in both experiments. The ordering of a ferrimagnetic (longitudinal) component and that of an antiferromagnetic (transverse) component occur at TC and TS, separately. A new magnetic structure model of NiCr2O4 below TS with a spontaneous magnetization of about 0.3 μB/formula is proposed based on experimental neutron scattering intensity. (author)

  1. Magnetic Structure of NiCr2O4 Studied by Neutron Scattering and Magnetization Measurements

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    Tomiyasu, Keisuke; Kagomiya, Isao

    2004-09-01

    The magnetic ordering of the normal spinel ferrimagnet NiCr2O4 below TC = 74 K was reinvestigated by neutron scattering and magnetization measurements on a powder specimen. We found another magnetic transition at TS = 31 K besides TC in both experiments. The ordering of a ferrimagnetic (longitudinal) component and that of an antiferromagnetic (transverse) component occur at TC and TS, separately. A new magnetic structure model of NiCr2O4 below TS with a spontaneous magnetization of about 0.3 μB/formula is proposed based on experimental neutron scattering intensity.

  2. Transmission electron microscopy of low pressure plasma sprayed CoNiCrAlY coating

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    Plasma spray coatings are applied to steel making, aerospace, paper making and other various industrial fields. The reliability of the coating has been remarkably improved by the development of low pressure plasma spray (LPPS) technique. The present paper reports some preliminary results from a series of investigations on the microstructures in LPPS CoNiCrAlY coating, especially focuses on the difference of microstructures between the raw powder material and the resultant coating and the formation mechanism of the wavy laminated structure, since the CoNiCrAlY alloy has excellent oxidation and corrosion resistance at high temperature and is widely used in the various industrial fields mentioned above

  3. The deposition behaviour of Fe, Cr, Ni, Co and Mn in stainless steel sodium loops

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    The deposition of Fe, Cr, Ni, Co and Mn as a function of temperature, oxygen level and downstream position has been studied in isothermal stainless steel loop systems at a sodium flow velocity of about 6 m/s. None of the elements show a downstream effect in deposition rate. Activation energies for deposition vary between 5 kcal/mol for Co and 33 kcal/mol for Cr. Mn is most effectively gettered by Ni. The oxygen dependent deposition behaviour reflects the corrosion behaviour of stainless steel. (orig.)

  4. Microhardness of Ni-Cr alloys under different casting conditions Microdureza de ligas de Ni-Cr fundidas sob diferentes condições

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    José Roberto de Oliveira Bauer; Alessandro Dourado Loguercio; Alessandra Reis; Leonardo Eloy Rodrigues Filho

    2006-01-01

    This study evaluated the microhardness of Ni-Cr alloys used in fixed prosthodontics after casting under different conditions. The casting conditions were: (1-flame/air torch) flame made of a gas/oxygen mixture and centrifugal casting machine in a non-controlled casting environment; (2-induction/argon) electromagnetic induction in an environment controlled with argon; (3-induction/vacuum) electromagnetic induction in a vacuum environment; (4-induction/air) electromagnetic induction in a non-co...

  5. Microstructure and Fracture Toughness of FeNiCr-TiC Composite Produced by Thermite Reaction

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    Xi, Wenjun; Shi, Chaoliang

    The microstructures of the FeNiCr-TiC composite produced by the rapid solidification thermite process were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The effects of aging treatment on the microstructure and fracture toughness of the composite were examined. Results showed that the FeNiCr-TiC composite was composed of ferrite (α-FeNiCr), TiC and NiAl (β phase). TiC particles in the matrix were in the shape of polygon and uniformly distributed, and their size was less than 3 µm. The β phase was coherent with the ferrite matrix, and its average size was about 50 nm. The fracture toughness of composite was 22 MPa·m1/2 without aging. When the aging temperature was below 600°C, the fracture toughness of the composite had higher plateau values and reached the maximum of 32 MPa·m1/2 at aging temperature 500°C due to the precipitation of NiAl phase on the nanometer scale. The fracture toughness decreased rapidly aged at 650°C, and then kept homology value in the range of 700 to 900°C, which was attributed to the precipitation of needle-shaped carbide (Cr/Fe)7C3 at the grain boundaries.

  6. INFLUENCE OF ANNEALING ON HARDNESS OF Cr-Mn-Ni CAST IRONS

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    V. V. Netrebko

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The necessary level of material’s hardness is determined by the exploitation conditions and presence of technological operations during manufacturing of articles. Mechanical edge cutting machining of wear resistant materials is impeded because of their high hardness. It is recommended to apply annealing in order to decrease hardness and improve machinability. The purpose of the work consisted in obtaining of regression dependences of cast iron’s macrohardness on its chemical content after annealing at 730 °С. With the use of mathematical experimental design the regression dependences of cast iron’s macrohardness and structural components’ microhardness on С, Cr, Mn, Ni content have been established. The minimal hardness of 27,6 HRC after annealing at 730 °С is obtained in the cast iron containing: 3,9% С; 11,4% Cr; 0,6% Mn; 0,2% Ni. The maximal hardness of 70,4 HRC is obtained when the content is as follows: 1,1% С; 25,6% Cr; 5,4% Mn; 3,0% Ni. Annealing at 730 °С decreases the cast irons’ hardness containing the minimal amount of Cr, Mn and Ni. Annealing at 730 °С is recommended for cast irons alloyed by Mn and Ni for increasing of hardness.

  7. Fabrication of conventional and nanostructured NiCrC coatings via HVAF technique

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    TAO Kai; ZHANG Jie; CUI Hua; ZHOU Xiang-lin; ZHANG Ji-shan

    2008-01-01

    The conventional and nanostructured NiCrC (with chemical composition of 80%NiCr-20%CrC) coatings with high quality were fabricated via high velocity air-fuel(HVAF) spraying technique. The microstructures of these coatings were characterized by means of metallographic microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. A Vickers microhardness tester was used to determine the mechanical properties of the as-sprayed coatings. The single-line approximation(SLA) method was employed to calculate the grain size and microstrain of as-sprayed nanostructured coating based on the XRD data. The results show that nanostructured NiCrC coating possesses a more uniform and denser microstructure, much higher microhardness and better fracture toughness than its conventional counterpart. Both TEM observation and calculation results based on XRD profile show that as-sprayed nanostructured NiCrC coating has a homogeneous nanocrystalline microstructure with an average grain size of 40 nm.

  8. Radiation effects on interface reactions of U/Fe, U/(Fe + Cr), and U/(Fe + Cr + Ni)

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    Shao, Lin, E-mail: lshao@tamu.edu [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 (United States); Chen, Di; Wei, Chaochen; Martin, Michael S.; Wang, Xuemei [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 (United States); Park, Youngjoo; Dein, Ed; Coffey, Kevin R.; Sohn, Yongho [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 (United States); Sencer, Bulent H.; Rory Kennedy, J. [Materials and Nuclear Fuel Performance, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

    2015-01-15

    We study the effects of radiation damage on interdiffusion and intermetallic phase formation at the interfaces of U/Fe, U/(Fe + Cr), and U/(Fe + Cr + Ni) diffusion couples. Magnetron sputtering is used to deposit thin films of Fe, Fe + Cr, or Fe + Cr + Ni on U substrates to form the diffusion couples. One set of samples are thermally annealed under high vacuum at 450 °C or 550 °C for one hour. A second set of samples are annealed identically but with concurrent 3.5 MeV Fe{sup ++} ion irradiation. The Fe{sup ++} ion penetration depth is sufficient to reach the original interfaces. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry analysis with high fidelity spectral simulations is used to obtain interdiffusion profiles, which are used to examine differences in U diffusion and intermetallic phase formation at the buried interfaces. For all three diffusion systems, Fe{sup ++} ion irradiations enhance U diffusion. Furthermore, the irradiations accelerate the formation of intermetallic phases. In U/Fe couples, for example, the unirradiated samples show typical interdiffusion governed by Fick’s laws, while the irradiated ones show step-like profiles influenced by Gibbs phase rules.

  9. Optimizing NiCr and FeCr HVOF Coating Structures for High Temperature Corrosion Protection Applications

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    Oksa, M.; Metsäjoki, J.

    2015-02-01

    In order to achieve a desired dense structure for coatings employed in high temperature corrosion conditions, thermal spray process optimization with diagnostic tools can be applied. In this study, NiCr (51Ni-46Cr-2Si-1Fe) and FeCr (Fe-19Cr-9W-7Nb-4Mo-5B-2C-2Si-1Mn) powders were sprayed with HVOFGF (gas-fueled) and HVOFLF (liquid-fueled) systems, and the spray processes were monitored with diagnostic tools, including SprayWatch for measuring the temperature and velocity of the spray stream, and in situ coating property (ICP measurement) for measuring the stress state. Various spray parameters were applied to attain the best coating characteristics for high temperature applications. Selected coatings were exposed to high temperature corrosion conditions both in laboratory and actual power plant. The coatings were analyzed by microscopic means and mechanical testing. The application of process-structure-properties-performance methodology with the process monitoring, analysis of the coating characteristics, and results of corrosion performance are presented in this paper.

  10. Radiation effects on interface reactions of U/Fe, U/(Fe + Cr), and U/(Fe + Cr + Ni)

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    Shao, Lin; Chen, Di; Wei, Chaochen; Martin, Michael S.; Wang, Xuemei; Park, Youngjoo; Dein, Ed; Coffey, Kevin R.; Sohn, Yongho; Sencer, Bulent H.; Rory Kennedy, J.

    2015-01-01

    We study the effects of radiation damage on interdiffusion and intermetallic phase formation at the interfaces of U/Fe, U/(Fe + Cr), and U/(Fe + Cr + Ni) diffusion couples. Magnetron sputtering is used to deposit thin films of Fe, Fe + Cr, or Fe + Cr + Ni on U substrates to form the diffusion couples. One set of samples are thermally annealed under high vacuum at 450 °C or 550 °C for one hour. A second set of samples are annealed identically but with concurrent 3.5 MeV Fe++ ion irradiation. The Fe++ ion penetration depth is sufficient to reach the original interfaces. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry analysis with high fidelity spectral simulations is used to obtain interdiffusion profiles, which are used to examine differences in U diffusion and intermetallic phase formation at the buried interfaces. For all three diffusion systems, Fe++ ion irradiations enhance U diffusion. Furthermore, the irradiations accelerate the formation of intermetallic phases. In U/Fe couples, for example, the unirradiated samples show typical interdiffusion governed by Fick's laws, while the irradiated ones show step-like profiles influenced by Gibbs phase rules.

  11. WC-Co and Cr3C2-NiCr Coatings in Low- and High-Stress Abrasive Conditions

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    Kašparová, Michaela; Zahálka, František; Houdková, Šárka

    2011-03-01

    The article deals with the evaluation of abrasive wear resistance and adhesive strength of thermally sprayed coatings. The main attention was paid to differences between low- and high-stress abrasive conditions of the measuring. Conclusions include the evaluation of specific properties of the WC-Co and the Cr3C2-NiCr High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coatings and the evaluation of the changes in the behavior of the abrasive media. Mainly, the relationship between the low- and high-stress abrasion conditions and the wear mechanism in the tested materials was described. For the wear test, the abrasive media of Al2O3 and SiO2 sands were chosen. During wear tests, the volume loss of the tested materials and the surface roughness of the wear tracks were measured. The wear tracks on the tested materials and abrasive sands' morphologies were observed using Scanning Electron Microscopy. It was found that high-stress abrasive conditions change the coatings' behavior very significantly, particularly that of the Cr3C2-NiCr coating. Adhesive-cohesive properties of the coatings and relationships among individual structure particles were evaluated using tensile testing. It was found that the weak bond strength among the individual splats, structure particles, and phases plays a role in the poor wear resistance of the coatings.

  12. Simultaneous determination of Cr, Ni and V in urine by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ET AAS); Determinacion simultanea de Cr, Ni y V en orina mediante et aas

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    Alvarez, Maria A.; Hermida, Jeymi [Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). Escuela de Quimica. Centro de Quimica Analitica

    2011-07-01

    A procedure for the simultaneous determination of Cr, Ni, and V in urine by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ET AAS) was optimized by factorial design, and performed at a pyrolysis and atomization temperatures of 1300 and 2500 deg C, respectively, using 15 {mu}g de Mg(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} as chemical modifier. Characteristics mass of 14, 6 and 220 {rho}g and detection limits of the method of 0.07, 0.38 and 0.75 {mu}g L{sup -1} were obtained for Cr, Ni and V respectively. The methodology was validated using a Liphochek Urine Metals Control sample (Bio-Rad) (P=0.05). The methodology was applied to samples of voluntary Venezuelan people, not environmentally exposed to specific emissions, and results ranging from < LOD-1.1 and 1.3-3.3 {mu}g L{sup -1} was observed for Cr and V, respectively, and not detectable levels for Ni. (author)

  13. Electrochemical deposition and microstructural characterization of AlCrFeMnNi and AlCrCuFeMnNi high entropy alloy thin films

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    Soare, V.; Burada, M.; Constantin, I.; Mitrică, D.; Bădiliţă, V.; Caragea, A.; Târcolea, M.

    2015-12-01

    Al-Cr-Fe-Mn-Ni and Al-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn-Ni high entropy alloy thin films were prepared by potentiostatic electrodeposition and the microstructure of the deposits was investigated. The thin films were co-deposited in an electrolyte based on a DMF (N,N-dimethylformamide)-CH3CN (acetonitrile) organic compound. The energy dispersive spectrometry investigation (EDS) indicated that all the five respectively six elements were successfully co-deposited. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis revealed that the film consists of compact and uniform particles with particle sizes of 500 nm to 4 μm. The X-ray diffractometry (XRD) patterns indicated that the as-deposited thin films were amorphous. Body-centered-cubic (BCC) structures were identified by XRD after the films were annealed at various temperatures under inert Ar atmosphere. The alloys adhesion on the substrate was determined by the scratch-testing method, with higher values obtained for the Al-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn-Ni alloy.

  14. Exploring artificial layered heterostructures of LaM'O3/LaM''O3 (M'M''= NiCr, FeCr and NiV).

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    Liu, J.; Kareev, M.; Freeland, J. W.; Kareev, A.; Lee, H. N.; Chakhalian, J.

    2008-03-01

    Digital synthesis of atomically sharp interfaces between strongly correlated electron systems can provide a template to build completely new materials. Here we present our results on magnetism and electronic structure in LaM'O3/LaM''O3 (M'M''= NiCr, FeCr and NiV) superlattices by using polarized X-ray spectroscopies. Using laser MBE, the (111) and (100) oriented ultra-thin superlattices were grown with alternating layer thicknesses of 1 unit cell. In the bulk, LaMO3 (M=Cr,Fe,V) are antiferromagnetic insulators while LaNiO3 is a paramagnetic metal. The evolution of element specific magnetism and charge at the interface of LFO/LCO, LNO/LVO and LNO/LCO superlattices with temperature and an applied magnetic field will be discussed in detail. The superlattice results will be contrasted to the bulk magnetic properties of the constituent layers. The work has been supported by U.S. DOD-ARO under Contract No. 0402-17291.

  15. Effects of hBN Content on the Microstructure and Properties of Atmospheric Plasma-Sprayed NiCr/Cr3C2-hBN Composite Coatings

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    Cao, Yuxia

    2016-04-01

    NiCr/Cr3C2-hBN composite coatings with different contents of hBN were prepared by atmospheric plasma-spray technology. The microstructural, mechanical, and tribological properties of the coatings were systematically investigated. The results show that the flowability and apparent density of NiCr/Cr3C2-hBN composite powders, as well as the microhardness and tensile strength of the NiCr/Cr3C2-hBN composite coating, gradually decrease with the increase of hBN in the composite powders. The addition of hBN is benefit to the friction coefficient of the coatings, but it is positive to the wear rate. When the content of hBN is up to 20%, the friction coefficient of the composite coating is lowest, but the wear rate of the composite coating is highest.

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of HVOF sprayed WC-Co/NiCrBSi, Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2} coatings on Al alloys

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    Oezel, Serkan [Bitlis Eren Univ. (Turkey). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2013-09-01

    In this study, WC-Co/NiCrBSi and Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2} powders were coated on surface of Al alloys (AA7075-T651, AA5083, AA2024-T4) by using HVOF (High Velocity Oxy Fuel) process. The coated samples were characterized by means of a scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX, XRD), hardness and bonding strength. These results showed that the maximum hardness and minimum surface roughness have been obtained at specimens coated with WC-Co. The bonding strengths of specimens used AA2024-T4 substrates were maximum. XRD study revealed that WC, W{sub 2}C, C, Co, Cr{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}SiC, W{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, Cr{sub 7}C{sub 3}, Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2}, Cr, and Ni phases are present in the coatings. (orig.)

  17. Analysis of the microstructure of Cr-Ni surface layers deposited on Fe3Al by TIG

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    A series of Cr-Ni alloys were overlaid on a Fe3Al surface by tungsten inert gas arc welding (TIG) technology. The microstructure of the Cr-Ni surface layers were analysed by means of optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicated that when the appropriate TIG parameters were used and Cr25-Ni13 and Cr25-Ni20 alloys were used for the overlaid materials, the Cr-Ni surface layers were crack-free. The matrix of the surface layer was austenite (A), pro-eutectoid ferrite (PF), acicular ferrite (AF), carbide-free bainite (CFB) and lath martensite (LM), distributed on the austenitic grain boundaries as well as inside the grains. The phase constituents of the Cr25-Ni13 surface layer were γ-Fe, Fe3Al, FeAl, NiAl, an Fe-C compound and an Fe-C-Cr compound. The microhardness of the fusion zone was lower than that of the Fe3Al base metal and Cr25-Ni13 surface layer

  18. Evolution of microstructure and properties in laser cladding of a Ni-Cr-B-Si hardfacing alloy

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    Hemmati, I.; Ocelík, V.; De Hosson, J.T.M.

    2011-01-01

    Ni-Cr-B-Si coatings are used in many industrial applications in order to improve wear and/or corrosion properties. These coatings have traditionally been deposited by thermal spray techniques but the laser cladding process is also being increasingly employed to produce Ni-Cr-B-Si coatings with super

  19. Study on Optical Properties of Nanostructured NiCr Film Prepared by Magnetron Sputtering and RIE for Terahertz Applications

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    Gou, Jun; Wang, Jun; Li, Weizhi; Gu, Deen; Jiang, Yadong

    2015-09-01

    Nanoscale NiCr thin film has been proven to be an effective metallic terahertz (THz) absorption layer. To prepare NiCr film with a small thickness and enhanced THz absorption, a combined process of magnetron sputtering and reactive ion etching (RIE) is suggested to obtain nanostructured NiCr film with different thicknesses by precise control of process parameters and etch time. Optical characteristics tests show that both transmission and reflection of NiCr film are weakened by the RIE treatment. NiCr absorption layer is prepared in 80 × 60 infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) by a combination of substrate modification process and RIE thinning process. THz absorption is effectively enhanced by RIE processes applied to the dielectric substrate and NiCr film, which generates nanoscale structures on upper and lower surfaces of NiCr absorption film for an increased specific surface area. The noise equivalent power (NEP) of the THz detection unit achieves 162.8 pW/Hz1/2, which is suitable for the application of active THz imaging. The results indicate that nanostructured NiCr film is an effective THz absorption layer for applications in thermal sensing and its absorption performance can be further improved by RIE.

  20. A Study of Thin Film Resistors Prepared Using Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta High Entropy Alloy

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    Full Text Available Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta resistive thin films were prepared on glass and Al2O3 substrates by DC magnetron cosputtering from targets of Ni0.35-Cr0.25-Si0.2-Al0.2 casting alloy and Ta metal. Electrical properties and microstructures of Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta films under different sputtering powers and annealing temperatures were investigated. The phase evolution, microstructure, and composition of Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD, transmission electron microscopy (TEM, and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES. When the annealing temperature was set to 300°C, the Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta films with an amorphous structure were observed. When the annealing temperature was at 500°C, the Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta films crystallized into Al0.9Ni4.22, Cr2Ta, and Ta5Si3 phases. The Ni-Cr-Si-Al-Ta films deposited at 100 W and annealed at 300°C which exhibited the higher resistivity 2215 μΩ-cm with −10 ppm/°C of temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR.

  1. Identification of the complement iC3b binding site in the beta 2 integrin CR3 (CD11b/CD18).

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    Ueda, T.; Rieu, P.; Brayer, J.; Arnaout, M. A.

    1994-01-01

    The divalent cation-dependent interaction of the beta 2 integrin CR3 (CD11b/CD18) with the major complement opsonic C3 fragment iC3b is an important component of the central role of CR3 in inflammation and immune clearance. In this investigation we have identified the iC3b binding site in CR3. A recombinant fragment representing the CR3 A-domain, a 200-amino acid region in the ectodomain of the CD11b subunit, bound to iC3b directly and in a divalent cation-dependent manner. The iC3b binding s...

  2. Modelling the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cementitious waste using PHREEQC

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    A leaching model was developed using the United States Geological Survey public domain PHREEQC geochemical package to simulate the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cementitious wastes. The model utilises both kinetic terms and equilibrium thermodynamics of key compounds and provides information on leachate and precipitate speciation. The model was able to predict the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cement in the presence of both simple (0.1 and 0.6 M acetic acid) and complex municipal landfill leachates. Heavy metal complexation by the municipal landfill leachate was accounted for by the introduction of a monoprotic organic species into the model. The model indicated Pb and As were predominantly incorporated within the calcium silicate hydrate matrix while a greater portion of Cd was seen to exist as discrete particles in the cement pores and Cr (VI) existed mostly as free CrO42- ions. Precipitation was found to be the dominant mechanism controlling heavy metal solubility with carbonate and silicate species governing the solubility of Pb and carbonate, silicate and hydroxide species governing the solubility of Cd. In the presence of acetic acid, at low pH values Pb and Cd acetate complexes were predominant whereas, at high pH values, hydroxide species dominated. At high pH values, the concentration of As in the leachate was governed by the solubility of Ca3(AsO4)2 with the presence of carbonate alkalinity competing with arsenate for Ca ions. In the presence of municipal landfill leachate, Pb and Cd organic complexes dominated the heavy metal species in solution. The reduction of As and Cr in municipal landfill leachate was crucial for determining aqueous speciation, with typical municipal landfill conditions providing the reduced forms of As and Cr

  3. Modelling the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cementitious waste using PHREEQC.

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    Halim, Cheryl E; Short, Stephen A; Scott, Jason A; Amal, Rose; Low, Gary

    2005-10-17

    A leaching model was developed using the United States Geological Survey public domain PHREEQC geochemical package to simulate the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cementitious wastes. The model utilises both kinetic terms and equilibrium thermodynamics of key compounds and provides information on leachate and precipitate speciation. The model was able to predict the leaching of Pb, Cd, As, and Cr from cement in the presence of both simple (0.1 and 0.6M acetic acid) and complex municipal landfill leachates. Heavy metal complexation by the municipal landfill leachate was accounted for by the introduction of a monoprotic organic species into the model. The model indicated Pb and As were predominantly incorporated within the calcium silicate hydrate matrix while a greater portion of Cd was seen to exist as discrete particles in the cement pores and Cr (VI) existed mostly as free CrO4(2-) ions. Precipitation was found to be the dominant mechanism controlling heavy metal solubility with carbonate and silicate species governing the solubility of Pb and carbonate, silicate and hydroxide species governing the solubility of Cd. In the presence of acetic acid, at low pH values Pb and Cd acetate complexes were predominant whereas, at high pH values, hydroxide species dominated. At high pH values, the concentration of As in the leachate was governed by the solubility of Ca3(AsO4)2 with the presence of carbonate alkalinity competing with arsenate for Ca ions. In the presence of municipal landfill leachate, Pb and Cd organic complexes dominated the heavy metal species in solution. The reduction of As and Cr in municipal landfill leachate was crucial for determining aqueous speciation, with typical municipal landfill conditions providing the reduced forms of As and Cr. PMID:16043281

  4. Study on Corrosion Properties of AlCoCrFeNiCu High Entropy Alloy in Different Media%AlCoCrFeNiCu高熵合金的电化学腐蚀性能研究

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    史一功; 张铁邦; 寇宏超; 李健

    2011-01-01

    The corrosion behaviors of AlCoCrFeNiCu high entropy alloy in different media were investigated by electrochemical measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrum (EDS). The results show that, in 3.5%NaCl and 30%HiO2 solution, lCrl8Ni9Ti stainless steel exhibits higher pitting potential and lower current density compared with AlCoCrFeNiCu high entropy alloy. The major corrosion types are pitting corrosion and localized corrosion. But in 1 mol/L H2SO4 solution, AlCoCrFeNiCu high entropy alloy exhibits much better corrosion resistance than lCrl8Ni9Ti stainless steel.%利用电化学测试、扫描电镜观察及能谱分析等方法,研究了AlCoCrFeNiCu高熵合金在不同介质中的电化学腐蚀行为.结果表明,在3.5%NaCl和30%H2O2溶液中,1Cr18Ni9Ti不锈钢与AlCoCrFeNiCu高熵合金相比,具有较正的自腐蚀电位,较小的腐蚀电流密度,AlCoCrFeNiCu高熵合金的腐蚀以点蚀和局部腐蚀为主;在1mol/L H2SO4溶液中,AlCoCrFeNiCu高熵合金的腐蚀电流密度较1Cr18Ni9Ti不锈钢小,耐腐蚀性能更好.

  5. Thermo physico-chemical investigations on A–Te–O (A = Cr, Fe, Ni) system

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    Highlights: • Heat capacity of Cr2TeO6 (s), Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were measured. • Thermal expansion and Gibbs energy of formation of Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were measured. • Enthalpy of formation of AnTeO6 (s) (where A = metal atom, n = 2, 3 or 6) was estimated. • Heat capacity of TeO3 (s) was estimated. • Chemical potential diagram was generated for A–Te–O system (A = Fe,Cr,Ni). - Abstract: The compounds, Cr2TeO6 (s), Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were synthesized by solid-state route and characterized using X-ray diffraction technique. Thermal expansion of Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were studied by high temperature X-ray diffraction technique in the temperature range 298–973 K and 298–923 K, respectively. The average volume thermal expansion coefficient of Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were determined to be 2.46 × 10−5 and 3.02 × 10−5 K−1, respectively. Heat capacity of Cr2TeO6 (s), Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) was measured, in the temperature range of 300–870 K, employing temperature modulated differential scanning calorimeter. The Gibbs energy of formation of Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were measured using transpiration method. An empirical function was derived to compute enthalpy of formation of AnTeO6 (s) (where A = various elements of periodic table, n = 2, 3 or 6). Self consistent thermodynamic functions of Cr2TeO6 (s), Fe2TeO6 (s) and Ni3TeO6 (s) were calculated. The chemical potential diagrams of A–Te–O (A = Cr, Fe, Te) system were also constructed

  6. Probing exotic magnetic phases and electrical transport in Cr-rich γ-NiFeCr alloys

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    We have identified ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and re-entrant spin-glass-like phases in Cr-rich γ-NiFeCr alloys and studied their critical magnetic behavior. Their electrical resistivity exhibits distinct minima between 10 and 24 K with ρ∞−√T due to electron–electron interaction effects. Electron–phonon and electron–magnon contributions to ρ are isolated. The magnetoresistance shows hysteresis effects, a signature of spin-glass-like phases and a sign reversal with change of magnetic states. We have also observed that the nature of magnetic states strongly depends on the concentration of Fe and Cr. In this system, even a small amount of Fe enhances ferromagnetism a lot while addition of a little bit of Cr suppresses ferromagnetism and takes the system to the antiferromagnetic regime. The correlation between the magnetic and the electrical properties are more meaningful here since both studies were done on the same set of samples which have rather high melting points. - Highlights: • Identified ferro, antiferro, and re-entrant spin-glass phases in Ni–Fe–Cr alloys. • Resistivity ρ~−√T shows minima from 10–24 K due to electron–electron interaction. • Electron–phonon and electron–magnon contributions to ρ are isolated. • Magneto-transport measurements strengthened the magnetic phases identified. • Correlation in magnetic/electrical properties more meaningful if same samples used

  7. Probing exotic magnetic phases and electrical transport in Cr-rich γ-NiFeCr alloys

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    Pal, Pampa [S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India); Majumdar, A.K., E-mail: akm@bose.res.in [S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India); Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, PO Belur Math, Howrah 711202 (India); Nigam, A.K. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)

    2015-05-01

    We have identified ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and re-entrant spin-glass-like phases in Cr-rich γ-NiFeCr alloys and studied their critical magnetic behavior. Their electrical resistivity exhibits distinct minima between 10 and 24 K with ρ∞−√T due to electron–electron interaction effects. Electron–phonon and electron–magnon contributions to ρ are isolated. The magnetoresistance shows hysteresis effects, a signature of spin-glass-like phases and a sign reversal with change of magnetic states. We have also observed that the nature of magnetic states strongly depends on the concentration of Fe and Cr. In this system, even a small amount of Fe enhances ferromagnetism a lot while addition of a little bit of Cr suppresses ferromagnetism and takes the system to the antiferromagnetic regime. The correlation between the magnetic and the electrical properties are more meaningful here since both studies were done on the same set of samples which have rather high melting points. - Highlights: • Identified ferro, antiferro, and re-entrant spin-glass phases in Ni–Fe–Cr alloys. • Resistivity ρ~−√T shows minima from 10–24 K due to electron–electron interaction. • Electron–phonon and electron–magnon contributions to ρ are isolated. • Magneto-transport measurements strengthened the magnetic phases identified. • Correlation in magnetic/electrical properties more meaningful if same samples used.

  8. Distribution of Chemical Forms for Co,Cr,Ni and V in Typical Soils of China

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    SHAOXIAO-HOU; XINGGUANG-XI; 等

    1993-01-01

    Co,Ni,Cr and V in 25 typical soils of China were fractionated into exchangeable,carbonate bound (calcareous soils),Mn oxide bound,organically bound,amorphous Fe oxide bound,crystalline Fe oxide bound and residual forms using a seven-step sequential extraction procedure,so as to study the distribution of chemical forms of these metals as well as the effects of soil proiperties on the distribution.The results showed that most of soil Co,Ni,Cr and V were present in residual forms,and the distribution ratio averaged 48.2% for Co,53.0% for Ni,81.5% for Cr and 68.7% for V.The speciation of heavy metals was greatly influenced by soil physico-chemical properties and the chemistry of elements.The results also indicated that the recovery of metal elements by the sequential extraction procedure was satisfactory,with the relative difference between the sum of seven forms and the total content in soils averaging 9.5% for Co,12.8% for Ni,6.6% for Cr and 7.2% for V.

  9. Chemical compatibility of uranium carbides with Cr-Fe-Ni alloys

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    This paper discusses the chemical compatibility of uranium carbides and Cr-Fe-Ni alloys, which has been evaluated by thermodynamic modeling and experimental phase studies. Two reaction temperatures, 973 and 1273 K, were used to simulate normal and overtemperature operation of advanced liquid-metal fast breeder reactor fuel-cladding couples. 27 refs

  10. Structural transition of spinel compound NiCr2O4 at ferrimagnetic transition temperature

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    Magnetic properties and crystal structure of spinel compound NiCr2O4 have been investigated by magnetization and high-resolution X-ray powder diffraction measurements. The structural transition from tetragonal to orthorhombic symmetry was observed at ferrimagnetic transition temperature. This crystal distortion is related to the magnetic ordering of ferrimagnetic component

  11. Structural transition of spinel compound NiCr2O4 at ferrimagnetic transition temperature

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    Ishibashi, H.; Yasumi, T.

    Magnetic properties and crystal structure of spinel compound NiCr2O4 have been investigated by magnetization and high-resolution X-ray powder diffraction measurements. The structural transition from tetragonal to orthorhombic symmetry was observed at ferrimagnetic transition temperature. This crystal distortion is related to the magnetic ordering of ferrimagnetic component.

  12. Observations on thermally cycled 20% Cr/25% Ni/Nb stabilised stainless steel

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    A variety of optical and electron techniques, such as optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis, have been used to study the morphology and composition of oxides formed on 20 Cr/25 Ni/Nb stainless steel during oxidation at 8500C and subsequent thermal cycling in simulated reactor gas. (author)

  13. Laser heat treatment of air plasma sprayed NiCrAlY overlay coatings

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    The paper presents the effect of laser treatment upon structure, phase composition, thermophysical and operational properties of air plasma sprayed NiCrAlY overlay coatings on heat resistant nickel base alloy. Microstructural changes and changes in phase composition of laser remelted coatings reduce the effectiveness as thermal barriers and lower corrosion resistance but higher the resistance to thermal cycling. (author)

  14. Comparison of Clinical Effects of Au-Pt Based and Ni-Cr Based Porcelain Crowns

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    Li-chun Wu; Ye Shi; Teng Ma

    2012-01-01

    Objective To compare the long-term clinical effects of two kinds of crowns and bridges made of porcelain fused to Au-Pt alloy and Ni-Cr alloy.Methods A total of 131 teeth (64 patients) were rehabilitated using porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns,among which 59 were rehabilitated with Au-Pt alloy metal ceramic crown and 72 with Ni-Cr alloy metal ceramic crown.The porcelain fracture,shade,marginal adaptation,gingival discoloration,and gingival status after finishing restoration and 36 months of follow-up were evaluated.Results After 36 months of restoration,porcelain fused to Au-Pt alloy crown showed better clinical effects than porcelain fused to Ni-Cr alloy crown in shade,marginal adaptation,gingival discoloration,as well as gingival status (all P<0.05).Conclusion The Au-Pt alloy ceramic crown is superior to Ni-Cr alloy ceramic crown in long-term clinical effects.

  15. Cr-tolerance of the IT-SOFC La(Ni,Fe)O3 material

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    Stodolny, M.K.

    2012-01-01

    This thesis deals with a study on the Cr-tolerance of the LaNi0.6Fe0.4O3 (LNF) material. LNF is being considered for use as a current collecting layer, an interconnect protective coating and/or an electrochemically active solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathode layer in an intermediate temperature IT-S

  16. Improvement of stress-rupture property by Cr addition in Ni-based single crystal superalloys

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    Research highlights: → Cr improved the stress-rupture life of single crystal superalloys significantly. → Cr increased the Re partitioning ratio and resulted in more negative misfit. → Mechanism for improving the stress-rupture life by Cr addition is addressed here. - Abstract: The effects of Cr addition on the microstructure and stress-rupture property have been investigated in three experimental Ni-based single crystal superalloys containing various levels of Cr addition (0-5.7 wt.%). The Re partitioning ratio increased and the lattice misfit became more negative with increasing the Cr addition in both dendrite core and interdendritic region. The changes of elemental partitioning behaviors and the lattice misfit show good agreement with the change of γ' morphology. Cr addition increased the stress-rupture life at 1100 deg. C/140 MPa significantly due to higher γ' volume fraction, more negative lattice misfit and a well rafting structure as well as less width of γ channels. High Cr addition (5.7 wt.%) increased the degree of Re and Cr supersaturation in the γ phase and promoted the formation of topologically close-packed (TCP) phases significantly under thermal exposure and creep deformation at 1100 deg. C.

  17. β-delayed emission of protons at the proton drip-line: the cases of 43Cr and 51Ni

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    Studies of β-delayed emission of protons for 43Cr and 51Ni were performed with a Time Projection Chamber. This detection setup allows to reconstruct in the three-dimensional space the tracks of the protons emitted. For the first time, β-delayed emission of two protons is directly observed for 43Cr and 51Ni. The question about correlations between protons can be accessed. Finally, we show that 43Cr can emit up to three delayed protons.

  18. Peculiarities of directed crystallization of the Ni-Ni3Ti, Fe-Fe2Ti and NiAl-Cr eutectic alloys

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    The peculiar features of the formation of two-phase structure of binary eutectics Ni-Ni3Ti, Fe-Fe2Ti and quasi-binary eutectic NiAl-Cr with the directional crystallization by the Bridgeman method are considered. It is shown that Ni-Ni3Ti eutectic is characterized by an exceptionally high sensitivity to the oriented growth. When Fe-Fe2Tiand NiAl-Cr alloys crystallize, the fan-type structure is formed. Even if specially pure starting components are used, this does not guarantee the obtaining of strictly regular structure in those alloys. The structure of directionally crystallized materials exhibits macro- and microdefects. The microdefects comprise the interrupted location and different thickness of lamellas building up clusters. The cause of their appearance resides in micrononuniformity in the composition of the melt. The macrodefects represent areas with optionally oriented lamellas that are arranged mainly at the conjunctions between three and more clusters. The form and location of the defects are stipulated by the kinetic and thermal parameters of the growth of crystals

  19. Interfacial microstructure and performance of brazed diamond grits with Ni-Cr-P alloy

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    The reaction mechanism of the interface among diamond, commercial Ni-Cr-P alloy and steel substrate has been studied by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. The reaction layers formed among diamond, brazing alloy and steel substrate produced good wettability of diamond grits for achieving better quality tools. The reaction layer between diamond and brazing alloy comprised a reaction layer of brazing alloy and a reaction layer of diamond. Cr7C3 and Cr3C2 formed in the reaction layer of brazing alloy was the main reason for improving the bonding strength of Ni-Cr alloy to the diamond grits. A reaction layer of diamond may be a graphitization layer formed on the surface of diamond under high temperature brazing. The reaction layer of brazing alloy and steel substrate was the co-diffusion of Ni, Cr and Fe between the brazing alloy and the steel substrate. The life and sharpness of brazed diamond boring drill bits fabricated in this study were superior to the electroplated one in the market owing to its high protrusion and bonding strength.

  20. THE SULFIDATION/OXIDATION RESISTANCE OF TWO Ni-Cr-Al-Y ALLOYS AT 700℃

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    Y.X.Lu; W.X.Chen; R.Eadie

    2004-01-01

    The high temperature corrosion resistance of Ni-25.gCr-13.5Al-1.2Y-0.6Si and Ni-10.2Co-12.4 Cr-16.0A l-0.5 Y-0.2Hf alloys was assessed in sulfidation/oxidation environments.In the environment with a sulfur partial pressure of 1Pa.and an oxygen partial pressure of 10-19Pa,both these alloys exhibited three distinct stages in the weight gain-time curve when tested at 700℃.In the initial stage,selective sulfidation of Cr suppressed the formation of the other metal sulfides,resulting in lower weight gains.In the transient stage,breakdown and cracking of Cr sulfides and insufficient concentration of Cr at the outer zone led to the rapid formation of Ni sulfides and a rapid increase in weight.In the steady-state stage,corrosion was controlled by the diffusion of anions and/or cations,which led to a parabolic rate law.

  1. Microstructure and Oxidation Resistance of NiCoCrAlYTa Coating by Low Pressure Plasma Spraying

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    Liang, X.-H.; Zhou, K. S.; Liu, M.; Hong, R. J.; Deng, C. G.; Luo, S.; Chen, Z. K.

    The NiCoCrAlYTa coating was prepared on Ni-based single crystal super-alloys by low pressure plasma spraying (LPPS). The phases and microstructures for the coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, and the fracture toughness and micro-hardness for both coatings and substrate were also investigated. The relationship between coating properties and oxidation was analyzed. The result shows that elementary distribution of NiCoCrAlYTa coatings, which consists of γ-Ni, β-NiAl, γ'-Ni3Al, and CrCoTa phases, is much homogeneous. The composition changes with depth from the surface to substrate for the coatings. The micro-hardness of coatings is 350.8 HV0.3 and fracture toughness is 2.73 MPa m1/2. The oxidation resistance of coatings excelled than Ni-based single crystal super-alloys.

  2. Relationship between thermoelectric power and electron density of states in valence band measured with XPS for Fe-Cr binary alloys and Fe-Cr-Ni ternary alloys

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    In order to clarify the mechanism behind the change in thermoelectric power (TEP) of Fe-Cr binary alloys and Fe-Cr-Ni ternary alloys due to Cr concentration, using these alloys with various Cr concentrations, dependence of TEP on Cr concentration was investigated. According to the Mott-Jones theory, TEP is largely related to electron density of states at the Fermi level. The electron density of states for the alloys in valence band was measured with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and theoretically calculated TEP from the XPS spectrum was compared with experimentally measured TEP. Electron density of states in valence band of the both alloys changed due to Cr concentration, and the theoretically calculated TEP from XPS spectrum and the experimentally measured TEP similarly changed with Cr concentration. We think that the change in TEP with Cr concentration is due to the change in electron density of states with Cr concentration. (author)

  3. Experimental study and thermodynamic modeling of the Al-Co-Cr-Ni system

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    Gheno, Thomas; Liu, Xuan L.; Lindwall, Greta; Liu, Zi-Kui; Gleeson, Brian

    2015-10-01

    A thermodynamic database for the Al-Co-Cr-Ni system is built via the Calphad method by extrapolating re-assessed ternary subsystems. A minimum number of quaternary parameters are included, which are optimized using experimental phase equilibrium data obtained by electron probe micro-analysis and x-ray diffraction analysis of NiCoCrAlY alloys spanning a wide compositional range, after annealing at 900 °C, 1100 °C and 1200 °C, and water quenching. These temperatures are relevant to oxidation and corrosion resistant MCrAlY coatings, where M corresponds to some combination of nickel and cobalt. Comparisons of calculated and measured phase compositions show excellent agreement for the β-γ equilibrium, and good agreement for three-phase β-γ-σ and β-γ-α equilibria. An extensive comparison with existing Ni-base databases (TCNI6, TTNI8, NIST) is presented in terms of phase compositions.

  4. Formation of stable nanostructured phases in plasma-jet-treated Ni-Cr powder coatings

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    Alontseva, D. L.; Bratushka, S. N.; Il'yashenko, M. V.; Makhmudov, N. A.; Prokhorenkova, N. V.; Onanchenko, E. L.; Novgorodtsev, A. I.; Pshik, A. V.; Rogoz, V. N.

    2012-08-01

    Samples of steel St3 with Ni-Cr-B-Si-Fe coatings deposited using a plasma jet with subsequent partial melting of the coatings by a plasma jet have been investigated for the first time using the methods of Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and nanoindentation. The structure and the phase and elemental compositions of these coatings have been studied. Ni-based nanocrystalline phases and CrNi3-based microcrystalline phases with crystals from 50 to 150 nm in size, extended defects of the microstructure, and nanoregions with different orientations of the crystal lattice and grain sizes on the order of 2-3 nm have been found.

  5. Radiation resistance of (Ni,Fe)Cr2O4 spinels by molecular dynamics simulations

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    Molecular dynamics simulations are carried out to study primary radiation damage in NiCr2O4 and FeCr2O4 spinels, which are part of the corrosion layer of the vapour generators used in nuclear reactors. The radiation resistance of both spinels is evaluated by studying point defect recombination processes, threshold displacement energies, and 20 keV displacement cascades initiated with different PKA masses. Results are mainly in agreement with previous studies involving MgAl2O4 showing that radiation facilitates the transition to inverse spinel structure or NaCl structure. However, we find some differences between the two studied spinels indicating that NiCr2O4 is more sensitive to radiation

  6. Radiation resistance of (Ni,Fe)Cr2O4 spinels by molecular dynamics simulations

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    Van Brutzel, Laurent; Alvarez, Pierre; Chartier, Alain

    2014-05-01

    Molecular dynamics simulations are carried out to study primary radiation damage in NiCr2O4 and FeCr2O4 spinels, which are part of the corrosion layer of the vapour generators used in nuclear reactors. The radiation resistance of both spinels is evaluated by studying point defect recombination processes, threshold displacement energies, and 20 keV displacement cascades initiated with different PKA masses. Results are mainly in agreement with previous studies involving MgAl2O4 showing that radiation facilitates the transition to inverse spinel structure or NaCl structure. However, we find some differences between the two studied spinels indicating that NiCr2O4 is more sensitive to radiation.

  7. Testing of neutron data for Fe, Cr, Ni based on integral experiments

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    In this work the modern evaluated nuclear data for structural materials such as Fe, Cr, Ni are considered, and comparison between the RUSFOND data file library and other libraries is done. Criticality calculations for a set of selected fast uranium and plutonium benchmarks are performed, and calculation results are compared with experimental data. Monte Carlo calculations were performed using continuous energy cross-sections corresponding to different data libraries. The Fe elastic scattering evaluation adopted in ENDF/B-VII.1 describe the Fe-reflected benchmarks from the ICSBEP Handbook in the best way. The reevaluation of capture cross sections of the Cr isotopes is desired. It is expected that capture properties should be effectively increased in accordance with the Mughabghab recommendations. In order to reproduce benchmark values corresponding to the HCI005 series a few increases in capture cross sections of Fe and Ni (along with Cr) are expected

  8. Effects of Ni and Mo on the microstructure and some other properties of Co-Cr dental alloys

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    Influences of adding Ni and Mo on the microstructure and properties of as-cast Co-Cr base alloys have been investigated in order to determine the region of their optimal characteristics for biomedical application. The alloys were produced by arc-melting technique under argon atmosphere. Using optical metallography and scanning electron micro analyser it has been established that among 10 samples of Co-Cr-Ni alloys only samples 5 and 9 with the composition Co55Cr40Ni5 and Co60Cr30Ni10 have appropriate dendritic solidification microstructure. This microstructure, typical for commercial dental alloys, appears and beside greater number of as-cast Co-Cr-Mo alloys. The results of hardness and corrosion resistance measurements revealed the strong influence of different alloy chemistry and of as-cast microstructure. Hardness of alloys decreases with nickel content, but increases with chromium content. Therefore all Co-Cr-Ni alloys have significantly lower hardness than Co-Cr-Mo alloys. Corrosion resistance of alloys in artificial saliva was evaluated on the base of pitting potential. Superior corrosion characteristics have the samples with typical dendritic microstructure and higher chromium content, until nickel content have not significant effect. According to this, in ternary Co-Cr-Ni phase diagram was located the small concentration region (about samples 5 and 9) in them alloy properties can satisfied the high requirements for biomedical applications. This region is considerably larger in Co-Cr-Mo phase diagram

  9. Thermodynamic Analysis of the Ni-Al-Cr-W System

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    Popovič, J.; Brož, P.; Buršík, Jiří

    Dübendorf : EMPA - Materials Science and Technology, 2007. s. 18-18. [Final Conference COST Action 535 Thermodynamics of Alloyed Aluminides (THALU) and Discussion Meeting on the Development of Innovative Iron Aluminium Alloys /4./. 21.10.2007-24.10.2007, Interlaken] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) OC 098 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Ni-base alloys * phase equilibria * ordered phase s Subject RIV: BJ - Thermodynamics

  10. Cowrie-shell architectures: Low temperature growth of Ni doped CdS film

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    In this work, we report the synthesis of Ni doped CdS cowrie-shell architectures and submicron balls like structures via low temperature chemical bath deposition method. The as-synthesized materials were systematically characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), Raman spectroscopy and FTIR spectra. XRD results revealed the existence of cubic phase of CdS based material. SEM pictures depicted the growth of well define morphologies i.e. cowries-shell and submicron balls. Deposition time and dopant played significant role in the growth of CdS based different architectures. The EDAX spectra confirmed the presence of Ni into the CdS lattice. Surface structure of synthesized material was derived by FTIR analysis. - Highlights: • Ni doped CdS cowrie-shell like architectures were synthesized using low temperature aqueous solution method. • We demonstrated the deposition time and dopant played significant role in the growth of CdS based different architectures. • The formation of Ni doped CdS submicron balls has taken place by simple over growth on cowrie-shell particles. • FTIR spectra showed that the surface Cd2+ ions probably coordinated to triethanol amine molecules

  11. Cowrie-shell architectures: Low temperature growth of Ni doped CdS film

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    Thool, Gautam Sheel; Sraveen, K. [Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007 (India); Singh, Ajaya Kumar [Department of Chemistry, Govt. VYT PG. Autonomous College, Durg 491001, Chhattisgarh (India); Pal, Ujjwal [Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, M. G. Avenue, Durgapur 713209 (India); Singh, Surya Prakash, E-mail: spsingh@iict.res.in [Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007 (India)

    2015-11-15

    In this work, we report the synthesis of Ni doped CdS cowrie-shell architectures and submicron balls like structures via low temperature chemical bath deposition method. The as-synthesized materials were systematically characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), Raman spectroscopy and FTIR spectra. XRD results revealed the existence of cubic phase of CdS based material. SEM pictures depicted the growth of well define morphologies i.e. cowries-shell and submicron balls. Deposition time and dopant played significant role in the growth of CdS based different architectures. The EDAX spectra confirmed the presence of Ni into the CdS lattice. Surface structure of synthesized material was derived by FTIR analysis. - Highlights: • Ni doped CdS cowrie-shell like architectures were synthesized using low temperature aqueous solution method. • We demonstrated the deposition time and dopant played significant role in the growth of CdS based different architectures. • The formation of Ni doped CdS submicron balls has taken place by simple over growth on cowrie-shell particles. • FTIR spectra showed that the surface Cd{sup 2+} ions probably coordinated to triethanol amine molecules.

  12. Cr-substituted Ni-Zn ferrites via oxalate decomposition. Structural, electrical and magnetic properties

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    Gabal, M. A.; Al Angari, Y. M.; Al-Agel, F. A.

    2015-10-01

    A series of Cr-substituted Ni-Zn ferrites; Ni0.8Zn0.2CrxFe2-xO4 (x=0.0-1.0) were prepared via oxalate decomposition route to characterize the effect of Cr-substitution on structural, magnetic and electrical properties. The prepared powders were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). XRD indicated single-phase cubic ferrites. The lattice parameters (aExp) exhibited a gradual decrease with increasing chromium, attributed to the smaller ionic radii of Cr3+ substituent. According to the obtained structural data, an appropriate cation distribution was suggested and fortified through FT-IR spectroscopy besides magnetic and electrical measurements. TEM image showed agglomerated cubic crystals with an average size of about 20 nm. Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) measurements indicated minimal hysteresis characteristic for soft magnetic material. The decrease in saturation magnetization (Ms) with Cr-substitution was discussed in view of Neel's two sub-lattice model. The change in the coercivity with Cr-content was discussed in view of estimated cation distribution and magnetization values. The obvious fall in the Curie temperature, estimated from molar susceptibility measurements, with increasing Cr-concentrations was assigned to the gradual replacement of Fe3+ ions on the octahedral sites by paramagnetic Cr3+ ions. ac-conductivity as a function of both frequency and absolute temperature exhibited a semi-conducting behavior. The decrease in conductivity with increasing Cr-content was attributed to the preferential occupation of Cr3+ ions by octahedral sites which replacing Fe3+ ions and limiting Fe2+-Fe3+ conduction.

  13. Magnetic susceptibility of the frustrated spinels ZnCr2O4, MgCr2O4 and CdCr2O4

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    We analyzed the magnetic susceptibilities of several Cr spinels using two recent models for the geometrically frustrated pyrochlore lattice, the Quantum Tetrahedral Mean Field model and a Generalized Constant Coupling model. Both models can describe the experimental data for ACr2O4 (with A Zn, Mg, and Cd) satisfactorily, with the former yielding a somewhat better agreement with experiment for A = Zn, Mg. The obtained exchange constants for nearest and next-nearest neighbors are discussed.

  14. Biosorption kinetics of Cd (II, Cr (III and Pb (II in aqueous solutions by olive stone

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A by-product from olive oil production, olive stone, was investigated for the removal of Cd (II, Cr (III and Pb (II from aqueous solutions. The kinetics of biosorption are studied, analyzing the effect of the initial concentration of metal and temperature. Pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, Elovich and intraparticle diffusion models have been used to represent the kinetics of the process and obtain the main kinetic parameters. The results show that the pseudo-second order model is the one that best describes the biosorption of the three metal ions for all the range of experimental conditions investigated. For the three metal ions, the maximum biosoption capacity and the initial biosorption rate increase when the initial metal concentration rises. However, the kinetic constant decreases when the initial metal concentration increases. The temperature effect on biosorption capacity for Cd (II and Cr (III is less significant; however, for Pb (II the effect of temperature is more important, especially when temperature rises from 25 to 40ºC. The biosorption capacity at mmol/g of olive stone changes in the following order: Cr>Cd>Pb. Thus, for an initial concentration of 220 mg/ℓ, a maximum sorption capacity of 0.079 mmol/g for Cr (III, 0.065 mmol/g for Cd (II and 0.028 mmol/g for Pb (II has been obtained.

  15. Microstructure of Cast Ni-Cr-Al-C Alloy

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    Cios G.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Nickel based alloys, especially nickel based superalloys have gained the advantage over other alloys in the field of high temperature applications, and thus become irreplaceable at high temperature creep and aggressive corrosion environments, such as jet engines and steam turbines. However, the wear resistance of these alloys is insufficient at high temperatures. This work describes a microstructure of a new cast alloy. The microstructure consists of γ matrix strengthened by γ’ fine precipitates (dendrites improving the high temperature strength and of Chromium Cr7C3 primary carbides (in interdendritic eutectics which are designed to improve wear resistance as well as the high temperature strength.

  16. Determination of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Sb and Se concentrations by radiochemical neutron activation analysis in different Brazilian regional diets

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    Radiochemical separation procedures developed for the determination of seven elements: As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Sb and Se in different Brazilian regional diets are described. In the case of the elements As, Hg, Sb and Se, the procedure was based on retention in inorganic exchanger TFO (tin dioxide) and determination of Hg by extraction with Ni(DDC)2. For determination of Cd, Cr, Cu and Se the procedure chosen was based on retention in inorganic exchanger HMD (hydrated manganese dioxide) and extraction of Cu and Cd as diethyldithiocarbamate compounds. The accuracy and precision of the methods studied were tested by means of analyses of different reference materials-Due to the lack of data on trace element levels in Brazilian foodstuffs and diets, these methods were applied to determination of these elements in different Brazilian regional diets. These s were supplied by the Food and Experimental Nutrition Department of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Sao Paulo. The daily intake values for these diets are presented for As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Sb and Se. (author) 21 refs.; 6 tabs

  17. Dominant effect of carbide rebounding on the carbon loss during high velocity oxy-fuel spraying of Cr3C2-NiCr

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    Cr3C2-25% NiCr coatings were deposited by high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying process using two commercial powders. The microstructure of the deposited coating was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The carbon contents in both the deposited coatings and the collected powders were characterized by chemical analysis to clarify the main mechanism controlling the carbon loss during deposition of Cr3C2-NiCr coating by HVOF spraying. The results revealed that the carbon loss in the collected powders was much lower than that in the coatings. A model involved in a solid-liquid two-phase particle deposition behavior and rebound-off of large carbide particles during splatting was proposed to explain the effect of droplet conditions including carbide particle size on the carbon loss during deposition of Cr3C2-NiCr. It was suggested that the rebound-off of larger carbide particles when the two-phase droplet impacts on the surface is main mechanism responsible for overall high carbon loss during HVOF spraying of Cr3C2-NiCr

  18. CdTe polycrystalline films on Ni foil substrates by screen printing and their photoelectric performance

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    Highlights: • The sintered CdTe polycrystalline films by a simple screen printing. • The flexible Ni foil was chose as substrates to reduce the weight of the electrode. • The compact CdTe film was obtained at 550 °C sintering temperature. • The photoelectric activity of the CdTe polycrystalline films was excellent. - Abstract: CdTe polycrystalline films were prepared on flexible Ni foil substrates by sequential screen printing and sintering in a nitrogen atmosphere for the first time. The effect of temperature on the quality of the screen-printed film was investigated in our work. The high-quality CdTe films were obtained after sintering at 550 °C for 2 h. The properties of the sintered CdTe films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction pattern and UV–visible spectroscopy. The high-quality CdTe films have the photocurrent was 2.04 mA/cm2, which is higher than that of samples prepared at other temperatures. Furthermore, CdCl2 treatment reduced the band gap of the CdTe film due to the larger grain size. The photocurrent of photoelectrode based on high crystalline CdTe polycrystalline films after CdCl2 treatment improved to 2.97 mA/cm2, indicating a potential application in photovoltaic devices

  19. Determination of Cd, Cr and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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    A validated method for quantitative determination of Cd, Cr, and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is presented. Laboratory samples were comminuted and homogenized by cryogenic or planetary ball milling, pressed into pellets and analyzed by LIBS. The experimental setup was designed by using a Q-switched Nd:YAG at 1064 nm with 10 Hz repetition rate, and the intensity signals from Cd II 214.441 nm, Cr II 267.716 nm and Pb II 220.353 nm emission lines were measured by using a spectrometer furnished with an intensified charge-coupled device. LIBS parameters (laser fluence, lens-to-sample distance, delay time, integration time gate, number of sites and number of laser pulses per site) were chosen after univariate experiments with a pellet of NIST SRM 695 (Trace Elements in Multi-Nutrient Fertilizer). Calibration and validation were carried out with 30 fertilizer samples from single superphosphate, triple superphosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and NPK mixtures. Good results were obtained by using 30 pulses of 50 J cm−2 (750 μm spot size), 2.0 μs delay time and 5.0 μs integration time gate. No significant differences between Cd, Cr, and Pb mass fractions determined by the proposed LIBS method and by ICP OES after microwave-assisted acid digestion (AOAC 2006.03 Official Method) were found at 95% confidence level. The limits of detection of 1 mg kg−1 Cd, 2 mg kg−1 Cr and 15 mg kg−1 Pb and the precision (coefficients of variation of results ranging from 2% to 15%) indicate that the proposed LIBS method can be recommended for the determination of these analytes in phosphate fertilizers. - Highlights: • First LIBS application for quantitative Cd, Cr and Pb determination in fertilizers. • LIBS method was validated for analysis of phosphate fertilizers pressed pellets. • LIBS sample throughput is remarkably better than already existing methods

  20. Thermodynamic Modelling of Fe-Cr-Ni-Spinel Formation at the Light-Water Reactor Conditions

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    In the light water reactors (LWR), the neutron activation and transport of corrosion products is of concern in the context of minimizing the radiation doses received by the personnel during maintenance works. A practically useful model for transport and deposition of the stainless steel corrosion products in LWR can only be based on an improved understanding of chemical processes, in particular, on the attainment of equilibrium in this hydrothermal system, which can be described by means of a thermodynamic solid-solution -aqueous-solution (SSAS) model. In this contribution, a new thermodynamic model for a Fe-Cr-Ni multi-component spinel solid solutions was developed that considers thermodynamic consequences of cation interactions in both spinel sub-Iattices. The obtained standard thermodynamic properties of two ferrite and two chromite end-members and their mixing parameters at 90 bar pressure and 290 *c temperature predict a large miscibility gap between (Fe,Ni) chromite and (Fe,Ni) ferrite phases. Together with the SUPCRT92-98 thermo- dynamic database for aqueous species, the 'spinel' thermodynamic dataset was applied to modeling oxidation of austenitic stainless steel in hydrothermal water at 290*C and 90 bar using the Gibbs energy minimization (GEM) algorithm, implemented in the GEMS-PSI code. Firstly, the equilibrium compositions of steel oxidation products were modelIed as function of oxygen fugacity .fO2 by incremental additions of O2 in H2O-free system Cr-Fe- Ni-O. Secondly, oxidation of corrosion products in the Fe-Cr-Ni-O-H aquatic system was modelIed at different initial solid/water ratios. It is demonstrated that in the transition region from hydrogen regime to oxygen regime, the most significant changes in composition of two spinel-oxide phases (chromite and ferrite) and hematite must take place. Under more reduced conditions, the Fe-rich ferrite (magnetite) and Ni-poor chromite phases co-exist at equilibrium with a metal Ni phase, maintaining

  1. Corrosion resistance of Ni-Cr-Mo alloys. Chemical composition and metallurgical condition's effects

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    Ni-Cr-Mo alloys offer an outstanding corrosion resistance in a wide variety of highly-corrosive environments. This versatility is due to the excellent performance of nickel in hot alkaline solutions and the beneficial effect of chromium and molybdenum in oxidizing and reducing conditions, respectively. Alloy C-22 (22 % Cr-13 % Mo-3% W) is a well known versatile member of this family. Due to its excellent corrosion resistance in a wide variety of environments, Alloy C-22 has been selected for the fabrication of the corrosion-resistant outer shell of the high-level nuclear waste container. The increasing demand of the industry for corrosion resistant alloys with particular properties of corrosion and mechanical resistance has led to the development of new alloys. Alloy C-22HS (Ni-21 % Cr-17 % Mo) is a new high-strength corrosion resistant material recently developed and introduced into the market. This alloy provides a corrosion resistance comparable with that of other C-type alloys, and it can also be age hardened to effectively double its yield strength. HASTELLOY HYBRID-BC1 (Ni-22 % Mo-15 % Cr) is a new development intended for filling the gap between Ni-Mo and Ni-Cr-Mo alloys. This novel alloy is able to withstand HCl and H2SO4, even in the presence of dissolved oxygen and other oxidizing species. Its resistance to chloride-induced pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion and stress corrosion cracking is also remarkable. Thermal aging of Ni-Cr-Mo alloys leads to microstructure changes depending on the temperature range and exposure time at temperature. A Long Range Ordering (LRO) reaction can occur in the range of 350 C degrees to 600 C degrees, producing an ordered Ni2(Cr,Mo) phase. This ordering reaction does not seem to affect the corrosion resistance and produces only a slight loss in ductility. LRO transformation is homogeneous and has proven to be useful to fabricate the age-hard enable Alloy C22-HS. Tetrahedral Close Packed (TCP) phases, like μ, σ and P, may

  2. 爆炸喷涂NiCrAlTaY涂层的微观组织分析%MICROSTRUCTURE OF DS NiCrAlTaY COATING

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    张玉娟; 孙晓峰; 金涛; 韩松; 段绪海; 赵乃仁; 管恒荣; 胡壮麒

    2003-01-01

    采用爆炸喷涂工艺在单晶镍基高温合金上制备NiCrAlTaY抗氧化防护涂层.借助XRD,SEM和EDS等技术对涂层的组织结构、表面硬度与粘结强度进行分析结果显示:涂层由γ-Ni,γ′-Ni3Al,β-NiAl和喷涂过程中的氧化产物α-Al2O3组成.涂层呈典型的扁片层状结构,片层中存在柱状晶组织,层与层之间结合紧密,α-Al2O3夹在片层间涂层内的孔洞残留有空气涂层的显微硬度大,涂层/基体界面咬合紧密,结合力强.

  3. Characterization of the mechanical and physical properties of TD-NiCr (Ni-20Cr-2ThO2) alloy sheet

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    Fritz, L. J.; Koster, W. P.; Taylor, R. E.

    1973-01-01

    Sheets of TD-NiCr processed using techniques developed to produce uniform material were tested to supply mechanical and physical property data. Two heats each of 0.025 and 0.051 cm thick sheet were tested. Mechanical properties evaluated included tensile, modulus of elasticity, Poisson's Ratio, compression, creep-rupture, creep strength, bearing strength, shear strength, sharp notch and fatigue strength. Test temperatures covered the range from ambient to 1589K. Physical properties were also studied as a function of temperature. The physical properties measured were thermal conductivity, linear thermal expansion, specific heat, total hemispherical emittance, thermal diffusivity, and electrical conductivity.

  4. Influence of Re on the Properties of a NiCoCrAlY Coating Alloy

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    J.J. Liang; H. Wei; Y.L. Zhu; X.F. Sun; Z.Q. Hu; M.S. Dargusch; X.D. Yao

    2011-01-01

    MCrAlY can serve as stand-alone overlay coatings or bond coats in thermal barrier coating systems, and its properties play a vital role in determining the performance of these coating systems. In order to further understand the behavior of MCrAlY coatings, several NiCoCrAlY model alloys with different levels of Re (0.3 wt%, 6 wt%, and 9 wt%) were investigated. Microstructural observation showed the addition of Re promoted the precipitation of Ct-rich phases, such as α-Cr and σ. The presence of α-Cr lowered the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the coating alloys, which could reduce the CTE mismatch at the scale-metal interface. The solid solution strengthening effect of Re is responsible for an increase in Rockwell hardness of the coating alloys. But the isothermal oxidation resistance at 1100℃ was deteriorated due to the precipitation of brittle α-Cr phase, a phase of inferior oxidation resistance compared with/β-NiAl and γ-Ni.

  5. Stabilization of nickel-laden sludge by a high-temperature NiCr2O4 synthesis process

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    Highlights: ► The nickel-laden sludge was transformed into NiCr2O4 spinel by thermal treatment. ► Leaching concentration of both nickel and chromium decreased because of the formation of NiCr2O4. ► The existence of salt in sludge would disturb the formation of NiCr2O4. ► The Cr/Ni molar >2 was contributive to the stabilization efficiency of heavy metal. - Abstract: The feasibility of stabilizing nickel-laden sludge by a high-temperature NiCr2O4 synthesis process was investigated with different sintering temperatures, salt contents, molar ratios, and reaction atmospheres. The crystalline phases of species were investigated by using an X-ray diffraction, and the surface characteristics of particles were observed by scanning electron microscopy. The leaching behavior of the stabilized sludge was evaluated by Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test. The results indicated that NiCr2O4 was formed at around 800 °C by transforming NiO and Cr2O3 into a spinel structure. Leaching concentrations of both nickel and chromium decreased with an increase in the sintering temperature. The existence of salt in the sludge disturbed the formation of spinel, but a moderate salt content contributed to stabilization efficiency. A Cr/Ni molar ratio >2 also contributed to the stabilization efficiency of heavy metals after the thermal process. NiCr2O4 was transformed from simulated sludge under both an N2 and air atmosphere. The sintering strategy designed for nickel-laden sludge was proven to be beneficial in stabilizing nickel and chromium.

  6. EFFECT OF Re ON THE HOT-CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF A NiCrAlY OVERLAY COATING%Re对NiCrAlY涂层热腐蚀行为的影响

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    韦华; 黄粮; 梁静静; 孙晓峰; 管恒荣; 胡壮麒

    2010-01-01

    通过电弧离子镀制备了NiCrAlYRe和NiCrAlY涂层,经真空热处理后涂层均由γ'-Ni3Al、γ-Ni、β-NiAl和α-Cr四相构成.在NiCrAlYRe涂层中,Re主要存在于α-Cr相,Re促进了α-Cr相在涂层中的析出,并提高了α-Cr在长期氧化过程中的稳定性,特别在氧化膜/涂层界面上析出了大量富Re的α-Cr.由于富Re的α-Cr同α-Al2O3具有极为接近的热膨胀系数,降低了氧化膜中的热应力,提高了NiCrAlY涂层表面抗剥落能力.添加Re明显提高了NiCrAlY涂层在900℃90%Na2SO4+10%K2SO4介质中的抗热腐蚀性能.

  7. Tensile and impact behaviour of sinter-forged Cr, Ni and Mo alloyed powder metallurgy steels

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    Sintered and forged low-alloy P/M steels containing Cr, Ni and Mo were subjected to tensile, hardness and impact tests, in order to understand the influence of the alloying elements and microstructure on their mechanical properties. Elemental powders of atomized iron, graphite, chromium, nickel and molybdenum were mixed in suitable proportions using a ball mill, compacted and sintered in order to yield the following alloy compositions: Fe-0.2%C, Fe-0.2%C-1%Cr, Fe-0.2%C-1%Cr-2%Ni, Fe-0.2%C-2%Ni and Fe-0.2%C-2%Ni-1.5%Mo. Cylindrical compacts of 24 mm diameter and 32 mm height were prepared from the powder mixes in a 1000 kN hydraulic press using suitable cylindrical die-punch combination. Sintering of the ceramic-coated cylindrical preforms was carried out at 1000 ± 10 oC in a muffle furnace for a period of 120 min. Immediately after sintering, the cylindrical compacts were hot upset forged and drawn into square cross-section bars of density values to near-theoretical using a 2000 kN friction screw press. The size of the bars was maintained as 10 x 10 x 110 mm for preparing tensile specimen and 12 x 12 x 70 mm for impact specimen. Standard tensile and impact specimens were machined off from the forged square rods. Standard procedure was followed for conducting tensile test and impact test on the forged alloys. Hardness of the hot forged alloys was also measured using Rockwell hardness tester. Microstructures of the alloys were examined for correlating with the mechanical properties. Fractographs of the fractured surfaces of the tensile specimens were obtained using a scanning electron microscope. From the present study, it is contended that the alloying elements Cr, Ni and Mo have strong influence on the tensile and impact properties of the low-alloy steels studied. Among all the five alloys considered, the steel with chromium addition has exhibited the highest tensile strength with the corresponding impact strength being the least. The same alloy has also been

  8. Penggunaan Daun Pisang Batu (Musa Balbisiana Colla) Sebagai Adsorben Untuk Menyerap Logam Crom (Cr) Dan Nikel (Ni)

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    Hanim, Ulfa

    2011-01-01

    A research for the using of batu banana leaves (Musa Balbisiana Colla) as adsorbent of chrome (Cr) and nickel (Ni), has been done. The sample of dried batu banana leaves that had be powdered in the size of 50 mesh and mixed with NaOH 20% activated by using HCl 1 N solution. In this research, the pH is measured on the chrome (Cr) and nickel (Ni) using pH meter and the measurement of chrome (Cr) and nickel (Ni) content in the sample of dried batu banana leaves before activation and after activa...

  9. Stress Corrosion Cracking of Ni-Fe-Cr Alloys Relevant to Nuclear Power Plants

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    Persaud, Suraj

    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of Ni-Fe-Cr alloys and weld metals was investigated in simulated environments representative of high temperature water used in the primary and secondary circuits of nuclear power plants. The mechanism of primary water SCC (PWSCC) was studied in Alloys 600, 690, 800 and Alloy 82 dissimilar metal welds using the internal oxidation model as a guide. Initial experiments were carried out in a 480°C hydrogenated steam environment considered to simulate high temperature reducing primary water. Ni alloys underwent classical internal oxidation intragranularly resulting in the expulsion of the solvent metal, Ni, to the surface. Selective intergranular oxidation of Cr in Alloy 600 resulted in embrittlement, while other alloys were resistant owing to their increased Cr contents. Atom probe tomography was used to determine the short-circuit diffusion path used for Ni expulsion at a sub-nanometer scale, which was concluded to be oxide-metal interfaces. Further exposures of Alloys 600 and 800 were done in 315°C simulated primary water and intergranular oxidation tendency was comparable to 480°C hydrogenated steam. Secondary side work involved SCC experiments and electrochemical measurements, which were done at 315°C in acid sulfate solutions. Alloy 800 C-rings were found to undergo acid sulfate SCC (AcSCC) to a depth of up to 300 microm in 0.55 M sulfate solution at pH 4.3. A focused-ion beam was used to extract a crack tip from a C-ring and high resolution analytical electron microscopy revealed a duplex oxide structure and the presence of sulfur. Electrochemical measurements were taken on Ni alloys to complement crack tip analysis; sulfate was concluded to be the aggressive anion in mixed sulfate and chloride systems. Results from electrochemical measurements and crack tip analysis suggested a slip dissolution-type mechanism to explain AcSCC in Ni alloys.

  10. Dephosphorization of stainless steel and high Cr-high Ni-high Mo alloys

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    Investigation was carried out about dephosphorization by both oxidizing and reducing of 10-20%Cr metals using several kinds of flux, such as Na2CO3-NaCl, K2CO3-KCl, CaO-CaF2, BaO-BaCl2, CaC2-CaF2 and CaCN2-CaF2. It was recognized that CaC2-20%CaF2 flux was adequate to dephosphorization of high Cr content molten metal, because higher Cr content was advantageous for dephosphorization and high degree of dephosphorization was obtained. Experiments of dephosphorization was carried out with CaC2-20% CaF2 flux and it was applied to high Cr, high Ni, high Mo commercial alloys. The results are summerrized as follows: 1) S, N and O contents in addition to P of the molten metals reduced after flux addition, and carbon increased. 2) The effects of alloying elements on dephosphorization are that Cr is advantageous, Ni is disadvantageous, and Mo, Si, Mn have little influence. 3) Because of rephosphorization, the slag after dephosphorization should be completely cut off. 4) The stink of the slag after dephosphorization can be extinguished by wasted nitricacid treatment. (author)

  11. Formation of Cr2O3 Diffusion Barrier Between Cr-Contained Stainless Steel and Cold-Sprayed Ni Coatings at High Temperature

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    Xu, Ya-Xin; Luo, Xiao-Tao; Li, Cheng-Xin; Yang, Guan-Jun; Li, Chang-Jiu

    2016-02-01

    A novel approach to prepare a coating system containing an in situ grown Cr2O3 diffusion barrier between a nickel top layer and 310SS was reported. Cold spraying was employed to deposit Ni(O) interlayer and top nickel coating on the Cr-contained stainless steel substrate. Ni(O) feedstock was prepared by mechanical alloying of pure nickel powders in ambient atmosphere, acting as an oxygen provider. The post-spray annealing was adopted to grow in situ Cr2O3 layer between the substrate and nickel coating. The results revealed that the diffusible oxygen can be introduced into nickel powders by mechanical alloying. The oxygen content increases to 3.25 wt.% with the increase of the ball milling duration to 8 h, while Ni(O) powders maintain a single phase of Ni. By annealing the sample in Ar atmosphere at 900 °C, a continuous Cr2O3 layer of 1-2 μm thick at the interface between 310SS and cold-sprayed Ni coating is formed. The diffusion barrier effect evaluation by thermal exposure at 750 °C shows that the Cr2O3 oxide layer effectively suppresses the outward diffusion of Fe and Cr in the substrate effectively.

  12. Thermodynamics of oxygen solutions in Fe-40% Ni-15% Cr melts containing Mn, Si, Ti, Al

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    Thermodynamic analysis and experimental studied are performed for oxygen solutions in Fe-40% Ni-15% Cr melts where Mn, Si, Ti, Al are used as reducing agents. It is revealed that in the alloys studied the affinity of reducing agents to oxygen essentially lower than in liquid iron, nickel and Fe-40% Ni alloy. This is explained by the fact that the oxygen activity in melts noticeably decreases due to a high chromium content whereas the activity of reducing elements increases in a rather less degree. The agreement between analytical and experimental results confirms the validity of the calculation technique

  13. Microstructural evidence of presence of beryllium in Ni-Cr alloys for dental prostheses

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    This study aimed to characterize the microstructure of commercial Ni-Cr alloys for dental prosthesis, with special focus on those containing Be. For this, the materials were characterized in terms of chemical composition, phases and melting point temperature. The following techniques were used: X-ray fluorescence, ICP-OES, scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, X-ray diffraction and differential thermal analysis. The results clearly showed the presence of a typical eutectic, formed by the Niss and NiBe phases in those alloys containing Be, which can be considered a 'fingerprint' of the presence of this element in these alloys. (author)

  14. Precipitation kinetics in austenitic 18Cr-30Ni-Nb cast steel

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    M. Garbiak; R. Chylińska

    2008-01-01

    The study presents the results of investigations on the precipitation kinetics in austenitic 18%Cr-30%Ni cast steel stabilised with an addition of 1.84 wt% niobium. Phase analysis of isolates extracted from the alloy subjected to annealing within the temperature range of 600–1000oC during 10–1000 h was made. The phase constitution of the isolates mainly comprised niobium carbides of the NbC type and complex chromium carbides of the Cr23C6 type. In specimens annealed within the temperature ran...

  15. Cd and Ni transport and accumulation in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum: implication of organic acids in these processes

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    Mnasri, Mejda; Ghabriche, Rim; Fourati, Emna; Zaier, Hanen; Sabally, Kebba; Barrington, Suzelle; Lutts, Stanley; Abdelly, Chedly; Ghnaya, Tahar

    2015-01-01

    The implication of organic acids in Cd and Ni translocation was studied in the halophyte species Sesuvium portulacastrum. Citric, fumaric, malic, and ascorbic acids were separated and quantified by HPLC technique in shoots, roots and xylem saps of plants grown on nutrient solutions added with 50 μM Cd, 100 μM Ni and the combination of 50 μM Cd + 100 μM Ni. Results showed that Cd had no significant impact on biomass production while Ni and the combination of both metals drastically affected pl...

  16. Cd and Ni transport and accumulation in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum: implication of organic acids in these processes

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    Tahar eGhnaya

    2015-01-01

    The implication of organic acids in Cd and Ni translocation was studied in the halophyte species Sesuvium portulacastrum. Citric, fumaric, malic and ascorbic acids were separated and quantified by HPLC technique in shoots, roots and xylem saps of plants grown on nutrient solutions added with 50 µM Cd, 100 µM Ni and the combination of 50 µM Cd + 100 µM Ni. Results showed that Cd had no significant impact on biomass production while Ni and the combination of both metals drastically affected pla...

  17. Study on Composite Coating of Cr23C6, CrB/Ni3Al/γ-Ni Prepared by Laser Cladding%Cr23C6,CrB/Ni3Al/γ-Ni激光复合涂层研究

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    程广萍; 毕蓉蓉

    2011-01-01

    在低碳钢基底表面激光熔覆Ni60AAA与镍包铝的混合粉,利用扫描电镜、能谱仪以及X射线衍射等分析手段对涂层组织结构进行了分析.结果表明,涂层主要包含γ-Ni、NiAl、CrC和CrB相,其中先共晶γ-Ni为主要基体相,呈树枝晶形貌,NiAl相也呈树枝晶形貌,游离、均匀分布于涂层;共晶体呈网状分布于两种树枝晶的晶界上;适当提高熔覆功率可以改善涂层的成形性及表面质量,在2.2 kW功率下,Ni60AAA与镍包铝激光合金涂层完整、致密,涂层与基体实现了完全冶金结合.%Composite coating were prepared on mild steel substrate by laser cladding with mixed powder of nickel-base alloy and Ni-coated Al. The microstructure and phase constitution of the coating was studied through SEM, EDX and X-ray diffraction analysis technique. The results show that the composite coating consists of γ-Ni, Ni3Al, Cr23C6 and CrB, with the main matrix γ-Ni solid solution being dendrite and the phase of Ni3Al also being free uniformity dendrite, both of the dendrites surrounded continuously by the eutectic. The formability and surface quality of the composite coating are improved when appropriately increasing the power. Compact and complete coats jointed metallurgically with the steel are obtained on 2.2 kW powers.

  18. Influences of doping Cr/Fe/Ta on the performance of Ni/CeO2 catalyst under microwave irradiation in dry reforming of CH4

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    Odedairo, Taiwo; Ma, Jun; Chen, Jiuling; Wang, Shaobin; Zhu, Zhonghua

    2016-01-01

    The structure of Ni/CeO2 catalyst with doping of Cr, Fe and Ta was investigated with XRD, N2 physisorption, XPS and HRTEM and the catalytic activity of the catalysts under microwave irradiation in dry reforming of methane was tested in a microwave reactor. The results show that the introduction of Cr and Ta to Ni/CeO2 can enhance the interaction between Ni and the support/promoter and inhibit the enlargement of NiO particles during the synthesis. The CH4 conversions in dry reforming on the catalysts follow the order: Ni/CeO2<2Fe-Ni<2Ta-Ni<2Cr-Ni. The superior performance of 2Ta-Ni and 2Cr-Ni may be attributed to the locally-heated Ni particles caused by the strong microwave absorption of the in-situ grown graphene attached on them under microwave irradiation.

  19. Study of fatigue and fracture behavior of NbCr{sub 2}-based alloys: Phase stability in Nb-Cr-Ni ternary system

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    Zhu, J.H.; Liaw, P.K. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Liu, C.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Metals and Ceramics Div.

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    Phase stability in a ternary Nb-Cr-Ni Laves phase system was studied in this paper. Their previous study in NbCr{sub 2}-based transition-metal Laves phases has shown that the average electron concentration factor, e/a, is the dominating factor in controlling the phase stability of NbCr{sub 2}-based Laves phases when the atomic size ratios are kept identical. Since Ni has ten out-shell electrons, the substitution of Ni for Cr in NbCr{sub 2} will increase the average electron concentration of the alloy, thus leading to the change of the crystal structures from C15 to C14. In this paper, a number of pseudo-binary Nb(Cr,Ni){sub 2} alloys were prepared, and the crystal structures of the alloys after a long heat-treatment at 1000 C as a function of the Ni content were determined by the X-ray diffraction technique. The boundaries of the C15/C14 transition were determined and compared to their previous predictions. It was found that the electron concentration and phase stability correlation is obeyed in the Nb-Cr-Ni system. However, the e/a ratio corresponding to the C15/C14 phase transition was found to move to a higher value than the predicted one. The changes in the lattice constant, Vickers hardness and fracture toughness were also determined as a function of the Ni content, which were discussed in light of the phase stability difference of the alloys.

  20. Effect of Cr on Microstructure and Properties of a Series of AlTiCr x FeCoNiCu High-Entropy Alloys

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    Li, Anmin; Ma, Ding; Zheng, Qifeng

    2014-04-01

    A series of AlTiCr x FeCoNiCu ( x: molar ratio, x = 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5) high-entropy alloys (HEAs) were prepared by vacuum arc furnace. These alloys consist of α-phase, β-phase, and γ-phase. These phases are solid solutions. The structure of α-phase and γ-phase is face-centered cubic structure and that of β-phase is body-centered cubic (BCC) structure. There are four typical cast organizations in these alloys such as petal organization (α-phase), chrysanthemum organization (α-phase + β-phase), dendrite (β-phase), and inter-dendrite (γ-phase). The solidification mode of these alloys is affected by Chromium. If γ-phase is not considered, AlTiCr0.5FeCoNiCu and AlTiCrFeCoNiCu belong to hypoeutectic alloys; AlTiCr1.5FeCoNiCu, AlTiCr2.0FeCoNiCu, and AlTiCr2.5FeCoNiCu belong to hypereutectic alloys. The cast organizations of these alloys consist of pro-eutectic phase and eutectic structure (α + β). Compact eutectic structure and a certain amount of fine β-phase with uniform distribution are useful to improve the microhardness of the HEAs. More γ-phase and the microstructure with similar volume ratio values of α-phase and β-phase improve the compressive strength and toughness of these alloys. The compressive fracture of the series of AlTiCr x FeCoNiCu HEAs shows brittle characteristics, suggesting that these HEAs are brittle materials.

  1. Removal of Cd, Cr, and Pb from aqueous solution by unmodified and modified agricultural wastes.

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    Mahmood-Ul-Hassan, Muhammad; Suthor, Vishandas; Rafique, Ejaz; Yasin, Muhammad

    2015-02-01

    The adsorption of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), and lead (Pb), widely detected in wastewater, by unmodified and modified banana stalks, corn cob, and sunflower achene was explored. The three agricultural wastes were chemically modified with sodium hydroxide (NaOH), in combination with nitric acid (HNO3) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4), in order to improve their adsorptive binding capacity. The experiments were conducted as a function of contact time and initial metal ion concentrations. Of the three waste materials, corn cob had the highest adsorptive capacity for Pb than Cr and Cd. The NaOH-modified substrates had higher adsorptive capacity than the acid modified samples. The chemical treatment invariably increased the adsorption capacity between 10 and 100 %. The Langmuir maximum sorption capacity (q m) of Pb was highest (21-60 mg g(-1) of banana, 30-57 mg g(-1) of corn cob, and 23-28 mg g(-1) of sunflower achene) and that of Cd was least (4-7 mg g(-1) of banana, 14-20 mg g(-1) of corn cob, and 11-16 mg g(-1) of sunflower achene). The q m was in the order of Pb > Cr > Cd for all the three adsorbents. The results demonstrate that the agricultural waste materials used in this study could be used to remediate water polluted with heavy metals. PMID:25626568

  2. Study of Oxidation Behaviour of Bond Coating Nanocomposites Ni-20Cr-6Al Powder Synthesized by Mechanical Alloying

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study, nano crystalline Ni-20Cr-6Al composite powder was produced using a high energy planetary ball milling and a two-stage process. Then the oxidation behavior of coating of that superalloy at different temperatures considered. Nanostructured Ni-20Cr-6Al coating was deposited by cold spray for application as a bond coat to thermal barrier coating on industrial gas turbine components. The paper samples synthesized were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM and transmission microscope (TEM. The crystallite size was found to be less than 18 nm. XRD pattern of the nanostructured Ni-20Cr-6Al milled powder consisted of two phases (Ni,Cr rich and (Ni3Al and so pure metals of Ni,Cr and Al that transferred into the coating. XRD pattern of the oxidized coating revealed that α-Al2O3 oxide was the main phase of the oxide and so Ni(Cr,Al 2O4 spinel phases despite the formation of α- Al2O3 oxide.

  3. Microstructures and mechanical properties of metallic NiCrBSi and composite NiCrBSi-WC layers manufactured via hybrid plasma/laser process

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    Thermal spraying is already used in industry to protect mechanical parts against wear and/or corrosion, but results are not always satisfactory due to porosity and microstructures. In this study, atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) and in situ laser irradiation by diode laser processes were combined to modify structural characteristics of metallic NiCrBSi and composite NiCrBSi-WC coatings. The microstructure evolution was studied with the chemical composition analysis by XRD and SEM coupled with EDS techniques. Instrumented nanoindentation tests were also conducted employing a Berkovich indenter. Moreover, the effect of the influence of the volume fraction of the reinforcing WC particles on the formation and mechanical performances of the layer was also investigated. Results show that in situ laser remelting induces the growth of a dendritic structure which strongly decreases the porosity of as-sprayed coatings, without solidification cracking (one of the major defects that can occur during the solidification of metallic or composite alloys) and improves the mechanical properties of the layer. Indeed, the layer properties such as hardness, elastic modulus, shear strength and wear rate are dependent on the percentage of WC particles in the mixture.

  4. The Electrochemical Behavior of Ni-base Metallic Glasses Containing Cr in H2SO4 Solutions

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    In order to develop alloy resistance in aggressive sulphat ion, the corrosion behavior of metallic glasses Ni92.3Si4.5B32, Ni82,3Cr7Fe3Si4.5B3.2 and Ni75.5Cr13Fe4.2Si4.5B2.8 (at %) at different concentrations of H2SO4 solutions was examined by electrochemical methods and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X-ray Photoelectron Microscopy (XPS) analyses. The corrosion kinetics and passivation behavior was studied. A direct proportion was observed between the corrosion rate and acid concentration in the case of Ni92.3Si4.5B32 and Ni75.5Cr13Fe4.2Si4.5B2.8 alloys. Critical concentration was observed in the case of Ni82,3Cr7Fe3Si4.5B3.2 alloy. The influence of the alloying element is reflected in the increasing resistance of the protective film. XPS analysis confirms that the protection film on the Ni92.3Si4.5B32 alloy was NiS which is less protective than that formed on Cr containing alloys. The corrosion rate of Ni82,3Cr7Fe3Si4.5B3.2 and Ni75.5Cr13Fe4.2Si4.5B2.8. alloys containing 7% and 13% Cr are 7.90-26.1Χ10-3 mm/y which is lower about 43-54 times of the alloy Ni92.3Si4.5B32 (free of Cr). The high resistance of Ni75.5Cr13Fe4.2Si4.5B2.8 alloy at the very aggressive media may due to thicker passive film of Cr2O3 which hydrated to hydrated chromium oxyhydroxide

  5. 热处理对钽强化激光熔覆NiCrBSi涂层的影响%Influence of Heat Treatment on Laser Clad Ta Reinforced NiCrBSi Coating

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    余廷; 邓琦林; 姜兆华; 董刚; 杨建国

    2013-01-01

    通过在激光熔覆NiCrBSi涂层(Ni60)中添加钽(Ta)元素来提高900℃热处理后涂层的耐磨性.研究了900℃热处理对激光熔覆NiCrBSi和钽强化NiCrBSi复合涂层显微组织、硬度以及耐磨性能的影响.利用带能谱仪的扫描电镜和衍射仪分析涂层的显微组织和物相.通过盘-销实验评价涂层的耐磨性.结果表明:经过900℃热处理后涂层中的M7C3和M23C6发生了分解,钽强化复合涂层和纯NiCrBSi涂层中的硬度都有所下降,但由于复合涂层中原位生成的TaC未发生分解,使得其硬度和耐磨性都高于纯NiCrBSi涂层.%Tantalum element was used to improve wear resistance of laser clad NiCrBSi coating (Ni60) heat treated at 900℃. Microstructure, microhardness and wear resistance of the pure NiCrBSi and Ta reinforced NiCrBSi coatings were investigated. The coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The phase constitution was identified using X-ray diffraction (XRD) experiments. Dry sliding wear tests were carried out on a pin-on-disc tribometer to study wear behavior. The results show M7C3 and M23C6 carbides were decomposed after 900 ℃ heat treatment, which resulted in the decrease in the microhardness of the coatings. However, after the heat treatment, the Ta reinforced NiCrBSi composite coating had higher microhardness and wear resistance compared to pure NiCrBSi coating since in situ TaC particles in the composite coating were not decomposed due to its high thermal stability.

  6. Structure–property-correlation in laser surface alloyed AISI 304 stainless steel with WC + Ni + NiCr

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    Highlights: ► Optimization of process parameters for development of WC dispersed composite with Ni + NiCr as binder. ► Development of fine grained γ-stainless steel with the dispersion of very fine carbides (WC, W2C, M6C and M23C6). ► A significantly improved microhardness of the top surface (to 700–1350 VHN) as compared to as-received matrix (220 VHN) and its correlation with microstructures. ► Detailed microstructural evolution of the alloyed zone and its correlation with process parameters. ► Graded hardness distribution is achieved when lased with a low scan speed. - Abstract: The present study concerns a detailed investigation of the characteristics and properties of the alloyed zone formed in laser surface alloyed AISI 304 stainless steel with WC + Ni + NiCr (in the ratio of 70:15:15). Laser surface alloying has been carried out using a 5 kW continuous wave (CW) Nd:YAG laser (at a beam diameter of 4 mm), with the output power ranging from 1 to 3 kW and scan speed from 0.005 m/s to 0.1 m/s by simultaneous feeding of precursor powder (at a flow rate of 20 mg/s) and using Ar shroud at a gas flow rate of 5 l/min. The effect of laser power and scan speed on the characteristics of the surface alloyed layer (microstructures, phases and composition) and property (microhardness) have been investigated in details. Laser surface alloying leads to development of fine grained γ-stainless steel with the dispersion of WC, W2C, M6C and M23C6. The microhardness of the alloyed zone is significantly improved to a maximum value of 1350 VHN as compared to 220 VHN of as-received γ-stainless steel. The optimum parameters for laser processing were derived.

  7. Deposition and Damping Property of Arc Ion Plated NiCrAlY Coatings%基底偏压对电弧离子镀NiCrAlY涂层阻尼性能的影响

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    杜广煜; 谭祯; 孙伟; 柴昊; 巴德纯; 韩清凯

    2012-01-01

    The NiCrAlY coatings were deposited by arc ion plating on stainless steel substrates. The effects of the deposition conditions, such as the pressure, substrate bias, and arc current, on damping property of the NiCrAlY coatings were evaluated. The rnicrostructures and damping property were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and dynamic mechanical analyzer. The results show that the substrate bias significantly improves the damping properties of the NiCrAlY coating. For example, the damping factor of the NiCrAlY coated stainless steel substrate increased with an increase of the bias voltage. The fairly smooth, compact NiCrAlY coatings mainly consisted of γ-Ni, α-NiAl,γ-Ni3Al,and α- Cr phases.%采用电弧离子镀方法在不锈钢基片上制备了NiCrAlY涂层,在制备过程中改变基底偏压分别取50,100,200,300V.对涂层样品分别进行物相分析,表面形貌观察,测定微区化学成分,并利用动态机械分析仪(DMA)对涂层样品的阻尼性能进行测试.结果表明,利用电弧离子镀的方法可以在不锈钢基底上获得均匀的NiCrAlY涂层.涂层为晶态结构,主要由γ-Ni相,β-NiAl相,γ'-Ni3Al相和α-Cr组成.制备过程中的偏压变化对涂层的表面形貌有明显影响,对涂层的化学成分影响不大.DMA结果表明NiCrAlY涂层能明显地提高基底材料的阻尼性能,同时随着偏压增大,涂层样品的阻尼因子有所提高.

  8. Examination of formability to seamless tubes on Ni-Cr-W superalloy

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    Research and development have been carried out on the new superalloys as a component material for process heating high-temperature gas-cooled reactors with coolant outlet temperatures of around 1000degC, and the optimum chemical composition has already been proposed. The program had set some targets. One of them is formability to 32-mm-outer dia., 4- to 5-mm-thick, 7-m-long seamless tubes. Hence formability and solution treatment conditions were examined by producing seamless tubes from 2000 kg scale ingot of the proposed optimum Ni-Cr-W superalloy. Based on the obtained results, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) Newly developed Ni-Cr-W superalloy possesses sufficient formability to seamless tubes in both hot- and cold-workability. (2) The grain size of the seamless tubes can be adjusted in a range of ASTM No.2 to 3 by solution treated at 1230 to 1240degC. (author)

  9. Preparation of Semisolid Slurry for Stainless Steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti

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    MAO Wei-min; ZHAO Ai-min; YUN Dong; ZHANG Le-ping; ZHONG Xue-you

    2004-01-01

    The preparation of nondendritic semisolid slurry for stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti was studied. The experiments show that when stirred for 2-3 min under the test condition, the semisolid slurry with solid of about 50 % and spherical primary austenite in size of 100-200 μm can be obtained, and besides the slurry is easy to flow out through the bottom hole of the stirring chamber. More homogeneous temperature fields and solute fields of stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti melt appear because of the electromagnetic stirring, which restrains the formation of large primary austenitic dendrites and creates a base to form spherical crystals of primary austenite. The stronger temperature fluctuation in the melt containing many stirring-initiated rosette primary austenitic grains, together with the simultaneous remelting of the secondary arm roots primarily account for the deposition of the spherical primary austenitic grains.

  10. Factors Affecting Transformation Temperatures in Fe-Mn-Si-Cr-Ni Shape Memory Alloy

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    2000-01-01

    @@The effects of prestrain and annealing temperature on phase transformation temperatures in Fe14Mn5Si8Cr4Ni shape memory alloy have been studied. The results showed that when the annealing temperature was 673 K, both the Af and the Ms temperatures increased appreciably as the prestrain increased, the As temperature increased slightly with increasing prestrain; the resistivity difference at 303 K between the heating and cooling curve also increased with increasing prestrain, which agreed with the recovery strain. The shape memory effect in Fe-Mn-Si-Cr-Ni shape memory alloy is caused by the stress-induced γ → ε martensite transformation and its reverse transformation. When the prestrain was 10%, the Ms temperature decreased remarkably as the annealing temperature increased.

  11. Metallographic etching and microstructure characterization of NiCrMoV rotor steels for nuclear power

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    Liu, Peng; Lu, Feng-gui; Liu, Xia; Gao, Yu-lai

    2013-12-01

    The grain size of prior austenite has a distinct influence on the microstructure and final mechanical properties of steels. Thus, it is significant to clearly reveal the grain boundaries and therefore to precisely characterize the grain size of prior austenite. For NiCrMoV rotor steels quenched and tempered at high temperature, it is really difficult to display the grain boundaries of prior austenite clearly, which limits a further study on the correlation between the properties and the corresponding microstructure. In this paper, an effective etchant was put forward and further optimized. Experimental results indicated that this agent was effective to show the details of grain boundaries, which help analyze fatigue crack details along the propagation path. The optimized corrosion agent is successful to observe the microstructure characteristics and expected to help analyze the effect of microstructure for a further study on the mechanical properties of NiCrMoV rotor steels used in the field of nuclear power.

  12. Microstructural and mechanical characteristics of laser deposited Ni-Mo-Cr-Si alloy on stainless steel

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    Microstructural characterization is important for controlling the quality of the laser cladding as well as to understand the metallurgical interaction between the substrate and the clad. Ni-Mo-Cr-Si alloy coatings deposited on stainless steel 316L substrate using laser cladding process were extensively characterized for microstructural, microchemical and micromechanical properties of the coating cross section using optical microscopy, scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy, chemical analysis (EDS microanalysis), microhardness and nanoindentation technique. Variation in solidification rate, cooling rate and compositional variation resulted in the heterogeneous microstructure. Different solidification morphology were seen in the clad cross section. Majority of the region was found to consist of eutectic of molybdenum and silicon rich intermetallic phase and nickel rich fcc solid solution phases. The observed changes in microstructure, microchemistry and hardness have been understood based on the phase transitions of the Ni-Mo-Cr alloy during solidification and cooling on the substrate. (author)

  13. Electrochemical characterisation of X10CrNi 18-8 steel in artificial plasma

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    Full Text Available Quality of applied guide wires conditions the course of treatment and its success to a great extent. In order to simulate conditions that can be found in blood vascular system samples were exposed to artificial blood plasma (T = 37 } 1 oC for the time of 8 h. In order to obtain information regarding physical and chemical properties of modified surface of wire made of X10CrNi 18-8 steel, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS test and tests of chemical composition of the surface layer X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS were made. On the ground of performed EIS and XPS tests, favourable impact of steam sterilisation process on corrosion resistance of X10CrNi 18-8 steel was observed only for the case when chemical passivation was applied prior to sterilisation.

  14. Oxidation protection of 20Cr-25Ni-Nb stainless steel at 1,300C

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    20Cr-25Ni-Nb stabilized stainless steel is used as the fuel cladding in the United Kingdom advanced gas-cooled nuclear power plants. Enhanced environmental protection of chromia-forming advanced metallic alloys at normal operating temperature, typically approx-lt 900C, may be provided by two well-established approaches - incorporation of reactive elements into the protective oxide scale or an amorphous ceramic coating acting as a diffusion barrier. The continued effectiveness of such approaches, namely by cerium and yttrium ion implantation and with a vapor deposited amorphous silica coating, in reducing oxidation of 20Cr-25Ni-Nb stainless steel in a carbon-dioxide-based environment has been examined during 0.5 and 1 hr transients to 1,300C. The influence of pre-oxidation of the ion-implanted, silica-coated, and uncoated steel for extended periods in the same environment at 825-900C has also been established

  15. Influence of deformation and annealing conditions on the recrystallization cube texture in the three-layer NiW/NiCr/NiW substrate tapes

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    Rodionov, D. P.; Khlebnikova, Yu. V.; Gervas'eva, I. V.; Egorova, L. Yu.; Kazantsev, V. A.

    2015-10-01

    The formation of a sharp cube texture in a three-layer composite tape with the outer (working) layers made of an Ni-4.8 at % W alloy and the inner layer made of an Ni-11 at % Cr alloy is studied after cold deformation by rolling at a reduction of 98.4-99.5% and subsequent recrystallization annealing at a temperature of 1000-1150°C. An analysis of the sharpness of the cube texture and the magnetic properties of the three-layer composite material shows that such tapes can be used as substrates to create second-generation HTSC. At a temperature of 80 K, the specific magnetization of the composite three-layer tape is lower than that of a widely used tape made of an Ni-5 at % W alloy.

  16. Enhancement of the recycling of waste Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries by mechanical treatment.

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    Huang, Kui; Li, Jia; Xu, Zhenming

    2011-06-01

    A serious environmental problem was presented by waste batteries resulting from lack of relevant regulations and effective recycling technologies in China. The present work considered the enhancement of waste Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries recycling by mechanical treatment. In the process of characterization, two types of waste batteries (Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries) were selected and their components were characterized in relation to their elemental chemical compositions. In the process of mechanical separation and recycling, waste Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries were processed by a recycling technology without a negative impact on the environment. The technology contained mechanical crushing, size classification, gravity separation, and magnetic separation. The results obtained demonstrated that: (1) Mechanical crushing was an effective process to strip the metallic parts from separators and pastes. High liberation efficiency of the metallic parts from separators and pastes was attained in the crushing process until the fractions reached particle sizes smaller than 2mm. (2) The classified materials mainly consisted of the fractions with the size of particles between 0.5 and 2mm after size classification. (3) The metallic concentrates of the samples were improved from around 75% to 90% by gravity separation. More than 90% of the metallic materials were separated into heavy fractions when the particle sizes were larger than 0.5mm. (4) The size of particles between 0.5 and 2mm and the rotational speed of the separator between 30 and 60 rpm were suitable for magnetic separation during industrial application, with the recycling efficiency exceeding 95%. PMID:21295459

  17. Representation of the properties 10 CrMoNiNb 9 10

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    The high-temperature ferritic steal 10 CrMoNiNb 9 10 is used as structural material in nuclear steam generators. It is exposed to loads within the creep range. In order to resist safety also loads caused by incidents after long temperature stress, the time-independent stability parameters must not fall below specified minimum values. The material is characterised by the stability degree Nb/C+N and the niobium excess δ Nb. (orig.)

  18. The influence of chemical composition on structure and mechanical properties of austenitic Cr-Ni steels

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    A. Kurc-Lisiecka; M. Kciuk

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    Purpose: The aim of the paper is to investigated the influence of the chemical composition on the structure and mechanical properties of austenitic Cr-Ni steels. Special attention was put on the effect of solution heat treatment on mechanical properties of examined steels. Design/methodology/approach: The examinations of static tensile tests were conducted on ZWICK 100N5A. Hardness measurements were made by Vickers method. The X-ray analyzes were realized with the use of Dron ...

  19. Formation of nanocrystalline during flash welding of 0Cr16Ni22Mo2Ti steel

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    2001-01-01

    A nanocrystalline layer was fabricated in bond area of 0Cr16Ni22Mo2Ti austenite steel using flash welding. The mean grain size near bond line is about 20 nm, and the farther the distance from bond line, the larger the size of the nanocrystalline. The thickness of the nanocrystalline layer is about 50 mm. The formation mechanism of the nanocry- stalline may be that the metal in semisolid state is deformed severely and its solid grains are fragmented.

  20. Testing of Neutron Data for Fe, Cr, Ni based on Integral Experiments

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this work the modern evaluated nuclear data for structural materials such as Fe, Cr, Ni are considered, and comparison between the RUSFOND data file library and other libraries is done. Criticality calculations for a set of selected fast uranium and plutonium benchmarks are performed, and calculation results are compared with experimental data. Monte Carlo calculations were performed using continuous energy cross-sections corresponding to different data libraries.

  1. Wear Behavior of a NiCr/AgVO3 Self-Lubricating Composite

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    Wenting ZHANG; Lingzhong DU; Hao LAN; Chuanbing HUANG; Weigang ZHANG

    2013-01-01

    NiCr/AgVO3 self-lubricating composite was prepared by powder cold-pressed method with the NiCr alloy as the matrix and 10 wt.% additive of AgVO3 as solid lubricant.The AgVO3 additive powder was synthesized by the precipitation method which exhibits a melting point of 460 ℃.Microstructure,phase composition and thermal properties of the AgVO3 powder,as well as the composite of NiCr/AgVO3 were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM),transmission electron microscopy (TEM),X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).The friction and wear behavior of the specimens from room temperature (R.T.)to 800 ℃ was evaluated using a ball-on-disk tribometer and 3D white light interference (WLI).The results showed that the friction coefficient of this material under atmosphere decreases with temperature increasing from R.T.to 800 ℃.However,the wear rate firstly increases from R.T.to 200 ℃,almost remains stable from 200 ℃ to 600 ℃,and then decreases with further increasing the temperature up to 800 ℃.It is also found that the prepared composite materials show a better frictional behavior than NiCr alloy over the whole range of temperatures,which is mainly attributed to solid lubrication of AgVO3 exhibiting a lamella-slip structure at temperatures below 460 ℃ and forms liquid-film at elevated temperatures above the melting point.

  2. Comparative Microstructural Study of the Diffusion Zone Between Ni-Cr Alloy and Different Dental Ceramics

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    C Hegedus; Daroczi, L.; Kokenyesi, V.; Beke, O.

    2002-01-01

    Detailed knowledge of bonding mechanisms, between the metal and ceramic parts in conventional dental systems, can help the development of new, improved systems and the optimisation of recent technologies. Despite their allergic potential, the NiCr alloys are still amongst the most often used dental materials so their investigation is important. The aim of the study was to carry out a detailed microstructural investigation and to compare the reaction layer developed between three different ...

  3. Nanoindentation deformation of a bi-phase AlCrCuFeNi2 alloy

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    Highlights: • The AlCrCuFeNi2 HEA consisted of BCC solid solution and FCC solid solution. • The indentation hardness of the BCC crystals is larger than the FCC crystals. • The contact modulus of the FCC crystals is larger than the BCC crystals. - Abstract: High-entropy alloys (HEA) are multicomponent alloys with lattice structures, which have unique mechanical properties. Using X-ray diffraction, the structure of as cast AlCrCuFeNi2 HEA was characterized. The AlCrCuFeNi2 HEA consisted of body centered-cubic (BCC) solid solution and face centered-cubic (FCC) solid solution. Nanoindentation was used to characterize the indentation deformation of the FCC and BCC crystals in the AlCrCuFeNi2 HEA. Both the indentation hardness and the contact modulus of the FCC and BCC crystals decreased slightly with the increase in the indentation load and became constant for large indentation loads. For the indentation load larger than 500 μN, the contact modulus and the indentation hardness of the BCC crystals are 146 and 4.6 GPa, respectively, and the contact modulus and the indentation hardness of the FCC crystals are 207 and 2.8 GPa, respectively. The plastic energy dissipated in the nanoindentation increased with the indentation load and was proportional to the 1.77 and 1.88 power of the indentation load for the FCC and BCC crystals, respectively. The ratio of the dissipated plastic energy to the total energy in the indentations was a linear function of the ratio of the residual indentation depth to the corresponding maximum indentation depth. The slope of the energy ratio verse the indentation depth ratio for the BCC crystals is larger than that for the FCC crystals

  4. Hydrogen embrittlement of cast 13% Cr 6% NiMo steel

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    A study of the hydrogen embrittlement resistance of cast 13Cr6NiMo steel after various alternative tempering treatment is reported. The threshold levels of the stress intensity factor are examined as they relate to the residual austenite content in the structure of lath martensite, the type of fracture found on the specimens and the surface segregation of phosphorus observed on them. (author)

  5. Evaluation on the Corrosion of the Three Ni-Cr Alloys with Different Composition

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    Ramesh Chowdhary; Rao, Srinivasa B.

    2011-01-01

    Dental casting alloys are widely used in contact with oral tissue for many years now. With the development of new dental alloys over the past 15 years, many questions remain unanswered about their biologic safety. Concepts and current issues concerning the response to the biologic effects of dental casting alloys are presented. In this paper, samples of three commercially available nickel-chrome (Ni-cr) casting alloys (Dentaurum, Bego, Sankin) were taken to assess their corrosion behavior, us...

  6. Spark Plasma Sintering and Characterization of NiCoCrAlY-Ta Superalloy Powder

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    Juarez García, Jose Manuel; Li, Zhong; Vahlas, Constantin; Díaz de la Torre, Sebastián; Juárez López, Fernando

    2010-01-01

    In the present study, the spark plasma sintering technique is used to densify commercial alloy NiCoCrAlY-Ta. Such powder was sintered at temperatures ranging between 900 and 1050 °C to yield various microstructures. Full compaction is achieved in a short time and the overall processing duration does not exceed 30 min. Microestructural and porosity evaluation was investigated by using scanning electron microscopy and chemical analysis. Two phases, β and γ, were identified in sintered microstru...

  7. The welding of austenitic-ferritic Mo-alloyed Cr-Ni-Steel

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    This paper provides general information and guidance on the welding of austenitic-ferritic Mo-alloyed Cr-Ni stainless steel. Information is given on the various chemical compositions and on resistance to corrosion and on the mechanical and physical properties of commercially available steels. The effect of welding on the base metal and the selection of welding processes and welding consumables are described

  8. Phase Separation Process at Early Aging Stage of Ni42CrTiAl

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    Wei ying-hui; Hou li-feng; Jiao shao-yang; Hu lan-qing; Xu bing-she

    2004-01-01

    Phase separation process of Ni42CrTiAl alloy aged at various temperatures was studied by means of transmission electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. It was concluded that the temperature of spinodal decomposition is500℃. And the solid solution break into the lean and the rich areas, moreover the rich solute areas would have ordering arrangement to form ordering phase.

  9. Effect of Slag Composition on Inclusions in Si-Deoxidized 18Cr-8Ni Stainless Steels

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    Ren, Ying; Zhang, Lifeng; Fang, Wen; Shao, Shijie; Yang, Jun; Mao, Weidong

    2016-04-01

    Laboratory experiments and thermodynamic calculation for the Si-deoxidized 18Cr-8Ni stainless steel with CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-CaF2-MgO-MnO slag were performed to investigate the effect of slag composition on inclusions in Si-deoxidized 18Cr-8Ni stainless steels. A high-basicity slag improved the cleanness of stainless steel, while a low basicity slag lowered the Al2O3 content in inclusions, lowering the melting temperature of inclusions and improving the deformability of inclusions. Approximately, 15 pct content of MgO in the initial slag was beneficial to reduce the corrosion of refractory and would not influence the composition of inclusions. The Al2O3 in slag should be lowered to a minimum to reduce the Al2O3 content in inclusions in Si-deoxidized 18Cr-8Ni stainless steel. The log X_{{{{Al}}_{ 2} {{O}}_{ 3} }}i + log X_{{MgO}}i - log X_{MnO}i - log X_{{{{SiO}}2 }}i of inclusions was expressed as a linear function of log a_{{{{Al}}_{ 2} {{O}}_{ 3} }}^{{s}} + log a_{{CaO}}^{{s}} - log a_{MnO}^{{s}} - log a_{{{{SiO}}2 }}^{{s}} of the slag, which was used to predict the composition of inclusions based on the activity of Al2O3, CaO, SiO2, and MnO in the slag. Moreover, the equilibrium curve of Al-O and the stability diagram of inclusions in Si-deoxidized 18Cr-8Ni stainless steel at 1873 K (1600 °C) were calculated.

  10. Absorption Reduction Capacity with Chromium (Cr and Cadmium (Cd Contaminants of Vetiver Phytoremediation Process on Compost Soil

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    Full Text Available This study aims to analyze the large of reduction capacity of chromium metals and cadmium in the soil compost media and absorption capacity of chrome and cadmium in phytoremediation process of vetiver; to compare the reduction-absorption capacities of chromium and cadmium metals in phytoremediation process of vetiver (Vetivera zizanioides. The study was carried out for 2 months with a range of sampling every 7 days, and then analyzed by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS. Contaminants used as artificial contaminants containing heavy metals chromium (Cr and cadmium (Cd. This study is an experimental research includes two variables. First, the variations of Cr concentrations used were 400 ppm, 600 ppm and 800 ppm and Cd concentrations used were 40 ppm, 60 ppm, 800 ppm. Secondly, the variations of total plant are 3, 6, and 9 plant. The period of observation is made every week. Planting media used is compost soil with compost and clay composition of 20%, 30% and 40%. The results of study showed that there are a significant relationship between the reduction capacity of Cr and Cd of compost soil and the absorption capacity of Cr and Cd for vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides. The higher of Cr and Cd decreases in soil followed by increased levels of Cr and Cd in vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides. The capacity of Cr reduction varies between 57% - 86% and Cd 36% - 64% where as the absorption capacity of vetiver on Cr between 38% - 75% and Cd between 34%-74%. The capacity of reduction-absorption of Cr is relatively higher than Cd in phytoremediation process of vetiver.

  11. Synthesis, macroscopic and local probe characterization of AgCrO$_2$ and CdCr$_2$S$_4$

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    The search of new materials with new and/or enhanced physical properties has, nowadays, a strict relation with the evolution of technology. The hunt for systems exhibiting simultaneous (anti)ferroelectric and (anti)ferromagnetic orders has re-started in the last years, and remains as one of the hot topics for Physic, Chemistry and Materials Science scientific communities. This is triggered by the possibility to apply these materials into, ${e.g.}$, new multiferroic memories that could be written electrically and read magnetically (or vice-versa). This thesis presents an experimental study on two of these so-called multiferroic materials, the AgCrO$_2$ delafossite and CdCr$_2$S$_4$ spinel type compounds. Different methods have been tested for the synthesis of delafossite silver chromium oxide AgCrO$_2$ namely, solid state reaction (ssr) and sol-gel combustion. The processes were optimized regarding complexing/combusting agents, temperature and duration of the heat treatments, as well as the processing atmosphe...

  12. Distribution patterns of the metal pollutants Cd and Ni in soybean seeds

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    Soybean (Glycine max) plants were grown to maturity in nutrient solution, amended with either Cd or Ni. The distribution of these metals in mature seeds was examined with micro-PIXE. The levels of Cd were too low for mapping and only average concentrations from selected regions could be obtained. Cd was localised mainly in the seed coat and cotyledons, with very little in the embryo axis. Levels of Ni were high enough to obtain the distribution maps. This metal was mainly concentrated in the axis, particularly in the apical meristem and cortex, and least in the cotyledons. Localisation of Ni within different tissues of the embryo was facilitated by mapping of Ca which is present in the cell walls of plants. This enabled the different plant tissues of the seed embryo to be identified. Micro-PIXE is a valuable tool for localising the distribution of metal pollutants in plant tissue.

  13. Distribution patterns of the metal pollutants Cd and Ni in soybean seeds

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    Malan, H.L., E-mail: Heather.Malan@uct.ac.za [Department of Botany, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Freshwater Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Mesjasz-Przybylowicz, J., E-mail: mesjasz@tlabs.ac.za [Materials Research Department, iThemba LABS, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Przybylowicz, W.J., E-mail: przybylowicz@tlabs.ac.za [Materials Research Department, iThemba LABS, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7129 (South Africa); Farrant, J.M., E-mail: Farrant@uct.ac.za [Department of Botany, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Linder, P.W. [Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa)

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    Soybean (Glycine max) plants were grown to maturity in nutrient solution, amended with either Cd or Ni. The distribution of these metals in mature seeds was examined with micro-PIXE. The levels of Cd were too low for mapping and only average concentrations from selected regions could be obtained. Cd was localised mainly in the seed coat and cotyledons, with very little in the embryo axis. Levels of Ni were high enough to obtain the distribution maps. This metal was mainly concentrated in the axis, particularly in the apical meristem and cortex, and least in the cotyledons. Localisation of Ni within different tissues of the embryo was facilitated by mapping of Ca which is present in the cell walls of plants. This enabled the different plant tissues of the seed embryo to be identified. Micro-PIXE is a valuable tool for localising the distribution of metal pollutants in plant tissue.

  14. Distribution patterns of the metal pollutants Cd and Ni in soybean seeds

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    Malan, H. L.; Mesjasz-Przybylowicz, J.; Przybylowicz, W. J.; Farrant, J. M.; Linder, P. W.

    2012-02-01

    Soybean ( Glycine max) plants were grown to maturity in nutrient solution, amended with either Cd or Ni. The distribution of these metals in mature seeds was examined with micro-PIXE. The levels of Cd were too low for mapping and only average concentrations from selected regions could be obtained. Cd was localised mainly in the seed coat and cotyledons, with very little in the embryo axis. Levels of Ni were high enough to obtain the distribution maps. This metal was mainly concentrated in the axis, particularly in the apical meristem and cortex, and least in the cotyledons. Localisation of Ni within different tissues of the embryo was facilitated by mapping of Ca which is present in the cell walls of plants. This enabled the different plant tissues of the seed embryo to be identified. Micro-PIXE is a valuable tool for localising the distribution of metal pollutants in plant tissue.

  15. Tensile properties and fracture surface of 07MnNiCrMoVDR steel welded joint at low temperature

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    Zhang Lihong; Chen Furong; Xie Ruijun

    2009-01-01

    The tensile properties and fracture surfuce of 07MnNiCrMoVDR steel welded joint at low temperature have been studied by universal testing machine and scanning electron microscope. The results show that the tensile properties of 07MnNiCrMoVDR steel welded joint are greatly affected by temperature. Tensile strength and yield strength of 07MnNiCrMoVDR steel welded joint increase, bat elongation and reduction of area decrease with temperature decreasing. The macro-fracture of 07 MnNiCrMoVDR steel welded joint exhibits that the shear lip is not significant and micro-fracture makes up of dimpled fracture and tear fracture, and dimple becomes tiny and uniform with temperature decreasing.

  16. Optical Band Gap Study Of Nanocrystalline NiCr0.8Fe1.2O4 Ferrite

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    Prasad, Arun S.; Dolia, S. N.; Dhawan, M. S.; Predeep, P.

    2008-04-01

    Optical energy band gap of nanocrystalline NiCr0.8Fe1.2O4 ferrite have been studied. The nanocrystalline NiCr0.8Fe1.2O4 ferrite have been synthesized using sol-gel technique. X-ray diffraction pattern confirms the formation of spinel structure in single phase and the average particle size is 4 nm. The energy band gap measurements of nanocrystalline NiCr0.8Fe1.2O4 ferrite in pellet form have been carried out by absorption spectra using double beam spectrophotometer. A pellet of nanoparticle ferrite was made under a load of 10 tons. From the analysis of absorption spectra, nanocrystalline NiCr0.8Fe1.2O4 ferrite have been found to have energy band gap of 3.2 eV at room temperature.

  17. Preparation of high emissivity NiCr2O4 powders with a spinel structure by spray drying

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    Cheng, Xu-Dong; Min, Jie; Zhu, Zhen-Qi; Ye, Wei-Ping

    2012-02-01

    Spray-drying was used to produce the high emissivity NiCr2O4 powders with a spinel structure. Preliminary investigations focused on fabricating the high emissivity powders for infrared radiation coatings and finding the relationship between microstructure and emissivity. The NiCr2O4 powders were characterized for composition, microstructure, and infrared emissivity by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), infrared radiant instrument, and Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR). Thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis show that the appropriate baking temperature for NiCr2O4 powder preparation is about 1200°C. The emissivity measurement and FT-IR spectra show that, because of the special spinel structure, the NiCr2O4 powders have a high emissivity about 0.91. Spray-drying is a suitable method to produce the high emissivity ceramic powders.

  18. Electrochemical Study of Ni20Cr Coatings Applied by HVOF Process in ZnCl2-KCl at High Temperatures.

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    Porcayo-Calderón, J; Sotelo-Mazón, O; Casales-Diaz, M; Ascencio-Gutierrez, J A; Salinas-Bravo, V M; Martinez-Gomez, L

    2014-01-01

    Corrosion behavior of Ni20Cr coatings deposited by HVOF (high velocity oxygen-fuel) process was evaluated in ZnCl2-KCl (1 : 1 mole ratio) molten salts. Electrochemical techniques employed were potentiodynamic polarization curves, open circuit potential, and linear polarization resistance (LPR) measurements. Experimental conditions included static air and temperatures of 350, 400, and 450°C. 304-type SS was evaluated in the same conditions as the Ni20Cr coatings and it was used as a reference material to assess the coatings corrosion resistance. Coatings were evaluated as-deposited and with a grinded surface finished condition. Results showed that Ni20Cr coatings have a better corrosion performance than 304-type SS. Analysis showed that Ni content of the coatings improved its corrosion resistance, and the low corrosion resistance of 304 stainless steel was attributed to the low stability of Fe and Cr and their oxides in the corrosive media used. PMID:25210645

  19. Magnetic and structural properties of nanosize Ni-Zn-Cr ferrite particles synthesized by combustion reaction

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    Gama, L. [Department of Materials Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, 58970-000 Campina Grande, PB (Brazil)]. E-mail: lucianna@dema.ufcg.edu.br; Hernandez, E.P. [Department of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife, PE (Brazil); Cornejo, D.R. [Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: cornejo@macbeth.if.usp.br; Costa, A.A. [Department of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife, PE (Brazil)]. E-mail: aac@df.ufpe.br; Rezende, S.M. [Department of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife, PE (Brazil)]. E-mail: rezende@df.ufpe.br; Kiminami, R.H.G.A. [Department of Materials Engineering, Federal University of Sao Carlos, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: ruth@powder.ufscar.br; Costa, A.C.F.M. [Department of Materials Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, 58970-000 Campina Grande, PB (Brazil)]. E-mail: anacristina@dema.ufcg.edu.br

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    This paper reports on Cr{sup 3+}-doped and undoped Ni-Zn nanosize ferrite obtained by reaction combustion synthesis. The powders resulting from this synthesis were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their magnetic properties examined with an alternative gradient magnetometer (AGM) and by ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). The XRD results confirmed the formation of Ni{sub 0.5}Zn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} bulk spinel and small quantities of second phase hematite ({alpha}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) to the powders without chromium. However, the powders containing 0.1 mol of chromium showed only a Ni-Zn ferrite cubic phase. The Ni{sub 0.5}Zn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} and Ni{sub 0.5}Zn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 1.9}Cr{sub 0.1}O{sub 4} showed average crystallite sizes of 20.7 and 22.7 nm, respectively. The SEM micrographs of the powders to the sample without chromium reveals nanoparticles with a regular morphology without pre-sintering and with the presence of soft agglomerations. The powder with 0.1 mol of chromium displays homogeneous and finer nanoparticles, which are more reactive and hence more agglomerated. Saturation magnetization of the phase without Cr{sup 3+} was 61.97 emu/g, while that of the powder with chromium was 40.56 emu/g. The inclusion of chromium caused the magnetization index to drop by 34% and decreased the coercive field, H {sub c}, by 77%. It is known that the inclusion of chromium is advantageous for high-frequency transformer applications.

  20. Magnetic and structural properties of nanosize Ni-Zn-Cr ferrite particles synthesized by combustion reaction

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    This paper reports on Cr3+-doped and undoped Ni-Zn nanosize ferrite obtained by reaction combustion synthesis. The powders resulting from this synthesis were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their magnetic properties examined with an alternative gradient magnetometer (AGM) and by ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). The XRD results confirmed the formation of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 bulk spinel and small quantities of second phase hematite (αFe2O4) to the powders without chromium. However, the powders containing 0.1 mol of chromium showed only a Ni-Zn ferrite cubic phase. The Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 and Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe1.9Cr0.1O4 showed average crystallite sizes of 20.7 and 22.7 nm, respectively. The SEM micrographs of the powders to the sample without chromium reveals nanoparticles with a regular morphology without pre-sintering and with the presence of soft agglomerations. The powder with 0.1 mol of chromium displays homogeneous and finer nanoparticles, which are more reactive and hence more agglomerated. Saturation magnetization of the phase without Cr3+ was 61.97 emu/g, while that of the powder with chromium was 40.56 emu/g. The inclusion of chromium caused the magnetization index to drop by 34% and decreased the coercive field, H c, by 77%. It is known that the inclusion of chromium is advantageous for high-frequency transformer applications

  1. Transformation and Precipitation Kinetics in 30Cr10Ni Duplex Stainless Steel

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    Fazarinc, Matevz; Terčelj, Milan; Bombač, David; Kugler, Goran

    2010-09-01

    To improve the microstructure during casting, hot forming, and heat treatment of 30Cr10Ni duplex stainless steel, accurate data on the precipitation and transformation processes at high temperatures are needed. In this article, the precipitation and transformation processes at various aging times in the temperature range 873 K to 1573 K (600 °C to 1300 °C) were studied. The 30Cr10Ni ferrous alloy contains a relatively large amount of Cr, Ni, and C, which results in a complex microstructure. In addition to the ferrite, austenite, and sigma phase, the M23C6 and MC carbides were also observed in the microstructure. The precipitation of the sigma phase was observed after just 3 minutes of aging, and after 30 minutes of aging at approximately 1053 K (780 °C), its fraction exceeded 40 pct. An intensive austenite-to-ferrite transformation was observed above 1423 K (1150 °C). Optical microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), and X-ray diffraction (XRD), as well as micro-indentation hardness, hardness, impact toughness, and tensile tests, were carried out to evaluate the obtained microstructures of aged samples.

  2. Precipitation behavior of AlxCoCrFeNi high entropy alloys under ion irradiation.

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    Yang, Tengfei; Xia, Songqin; Liu, Shi; Wang, Chenxu; Liu, Shaoshuai; Fang, Yuan; Zhang, Yong; Xue, Jianming; Yan, Sha; Wang, Yugang

    2016-01-01

    Materials performance is central to the satisfactory operation of current and future nuclear energy systems due to the severe irradiation environment in reactors. Searching for structural materials with excellent irradiation tolerance is crucial for developing the next generation nuclear reactors. Here, we report the irradiation responses of a novel multi-component alloy system, high entropy alloy (HEA) AlxCoCrFeNi (x = 0.1, 0.75 and 1.5), focusing on their precipitation behavior. It is found that the single phase system, Al0.1CoCrFeNi, exhibits a great phase stability against ion irradiation. No precipitate is observed even at the highest fluence. In contrast, numerous coherent precipitates are present in both multi-phase HEAs. Based on the irradiation-induced/enhanced precipitation theory, the excellent structural stability against precipitation of Al0.1CoCrFeNi is attributed to the high configurational entropy and low atomic diffusion, which reduces the thermodynamic driving force and kinetically restrains the formation of precipitate, respectively. For the multiphase HEAs, the phase separations and formation of ordered phases reduce the system configurational entropy, resulting in the similar precipitation behavior with corresponding binary or ternary conventional alloys. This study demonstrates the structural stability of single-phase HEAs under irradiation and provides important implications for searching for HEAs with higher irradiation tolerance. PMID:27562023

  3. Order-disorder transitions in NiCr2S4

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    Complete text of publication follows. NiCr2S4 adopts the monoclinic Cr3S4 structure in which octahedral sites between alternate pairs of close packed sulphide layers are fully and half occupied by canons. In the half occupied canon layer, ordering of defects leads to a two-dimensional superstructure. The high temperature structural properties of NiCr2S4 have been studied by in-situ powder neutron diffraction. Data show that the monoclinic distortion decreases with increasing temperature, and at 835(5) deg C, the material transforms to a cation-deficient NiAs structure, with hexagonal symmetry. This structure corresponds to the complete inter-layer disordering of defects. At temperatures close to tie phase transition, there is an intra-layer disordering of defects within the half occupied layer, but this is incomplete and does not result in the change to trigonal symmetry which has been reported for binary phases at intermediate temperatures. (author)

  4. The influence of chemical composition on structure and mechanical properties of austenitic Cr-Ni steels

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    A. Kurc-Lisiecka

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the paper is to investigated the influence of the chemical composition on the structure and mechanical properties of austenitic Cr-Ni steels. Special attention was put on the effect of solution heat treatment on mechanical properties of examined steels. Design/methodology/approach: The examinations of static tensile tests were conducted on ZWICK 100N5A. Hardness measurements were made by Vickers method. The X-ray analyzes were realized with the use of Dron 2.0 diffractometer equipped with the lamp of the cobalt anode. The metallographic observations were carried out on LEICA MEF 4A light microscope. Findings: Results shown that after solution heat treatment the values of strength properties (UTS, YS0.2 and hardness (HV of both investigated steels decrease and their elongation (EL increases. The X5CrNi18-8 steel in delivery state shown austenitic microstructure with twins and numerous non-metallic inclusions, while in steel X10CrNi18-8 revealed a austenitic microstructure with numerous slip bands in areas with deformation martensite α’. The examined steels after solution heat treatment followed by water-cooling has the structure of austenite. Research limitations/implications: To investigate in more detail the influence of chemical composition on structure and mechanical properties the examinations of substructure by TEM should be conducted. Originality/value: The relationship between the solution heat treatment, structure and mechanical properties of investigated steels was specified.

  5. Microstructures and mechanical properties of AlxCrFeNiTi0.25 alloys

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    Aiming to lower the cost and improve mechanical properties of AlCoCrFeNiTix high-entropy alloys that were studied previously, the present research investigated the effect of removing Co and lowering Ti contents at various Al contents, namely AlxCrFeNiTi0.25. The microstructures were investigated using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy disperse spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Compression tests were conducted at room temperature. The present study showed that with increasing Al contents, the phase structures of the alloys changed from FCC + BCC to double BCC as the main phases. Among the alloys studied, all of them exhibit distinguished work hardening. Especially the Al0.5CrFeNiTi0.25 alloy has the highest fracture strength and plastic-strain limit of 3.47 GPa and 40%, respectively with a yield strength of 1.88 GPa. The observed microstructure is analyzed using CALPHAD calculations.

  6. Cavitation erosion behavior of WC coatings on CrNiMo stainless steel by laser alloying

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    Xiao-bin Zhang; Chang-sheng Liu; Xiao-dong Liu; Jiang Dong; Bo Yu

    2009-01-01

    The WC powder was precoated on the surface of CrNiMo stainless steel and then made into an alloying layer by using the laser alloying technique.Phases in the layers were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and surface morphologies after cavitation erosion were observed with the help of scanning electron microscopy (SEM).The cavitation erosion behavior of the CrNiMo stainless steel and WC laser alloying layer in distilled water was tested with the help of ultrasonic vibration cavitation ero-sion equipment.The results showed that the thickness of the laser alloying layer was about 0.13 mm.The layer had a dense micro-structure, metallurgically bonded to the substrate, and no crack had been found.The cavitation erosion mass loss rate of the laser al-loying layer was only 2/5 that of the CrNiMo stainless steel.The layer had better cavitation resistance properties because of its met-allurgical combination and the strengthening effects of the precipitate phases.

  7. Corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo steel after sterilization process

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    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work was to evaluate how the process of high pressure steam sterilization influences the pitting corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo steel used for implants production.Design/methodology/approach: Surfaces of samples were prepared by electrolytic polishing and chemical passivation. Samples were sterilized in steam with the use of different parameters of temperature, pressure and time. Corrosion resistance investigations were carried out with the use of potentiodynamic method. The test were realized in solution simulating human blood environment (artificial plasma at the temperature of 37±1ºC and pH = 7.2. Parameters describing the corrosion resistance have been determined on the basis of analysis of anodic polarization curves.Findings: High pressure steam sterilization process improves all parameters relating to pitting corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo implantation steel that is: corrosion potential Ecorr, breakdown potential Eb, polarization resistance Rp, corrosion current density icorr and corrosion rate. The increase of sterilization time for constant parameters of temperature and pressure of steam was the important factor which improved significantly the corrosion resistance of tested samples.Research limitations/implications: Further investigations of chemical composition of the layers formed during sterilization process are planed.Originality/value: The obtained results show the advantageous influence of passivation and high pressure steam sterilization on the pitting corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo steel in solution simulating human blood environment (artificial plasma.

  8. Low friction coefficient coatings Ni-Cr by magnetron sputtering, DC

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    Morales-Hernandez, J.; Mandujano-Ruiz, A.; Torres-Gonzalez, J.; Espinosa-Beltran, F. J.; Herrera-Hernandez, H.

    2015-07-01

    Magnetron Sputter Deposition technique with DC was used for the deposition of Ni-Cr coatings on AISI 316 SS like substrate. The cathode with a nominal composition Ni-22 at% Cr was prepared by Mechanical Alloying (MA) technique, with a maximum milling time of 16 hours and, with a high energy SPEX 8000 mill. The coatings were made under Argon atmosphere at room temperature with a power of 100 W at different times of growth. Chemical composition, microstructure, topography, nano hardness and wear of the coatings were evaluated using the techniques of microanalysis by energy dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDAX), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Nano-indentation and pin-on-Disk, respectively. After milling, was not detected contamination in the mixtures. XRD analysis revealed that the microstructure of the Ni-Cr alloy was maintained in the coatings with respect to MA powders, with some degree of recrystallization. Nano hardness values were in the order of 8.8 GPa with a Youngs modulus of 195 GPa. The adhesion of the films was evaluated according to their resistance to fracture when these were indented at different loads using Vickers microhardness. The wear test results showed a decrease in the friction coefficient with respect to the increase of thickness films, getting a minimum value of 0.08 with a thickness of 1 μm and which correspond with the maximum growing time. (Author)

  9. Microstructure of reactive synthesis TiC/Cr18Ni8 stainless steel bonded carbides

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    Jiang Junsheng; Liu Junbo; Wang Limei

    2008-01-01

    TiC/Cr18Ni8 steel bonded carbides were synthesized by vacuum sintering with mixed powders of iron, ferrotitanium, ferrochromium, colloidal graphite and nickel as raw materials. The microstructure and microhardness of the steel bonded carbides were analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM),X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Rockwell hardometer. Results show that the phases of steel bonded carbides mainly consist of TiC and Fe-Cr-Ni solid solution. The synthesized TiC particles are fine. Most of them are not more than 1 μm With the increase of sintering temperature, the porosity of TiC/Cr18Ni8 steel bonded carbides decreases and the density and hardness increase, but the size of TiC panicles slightly increases. Under the same sintering conditions, the density and hardness of steel bonded carbides with C/Ti atomic ratio 0.9 are higher than those with C/Ti atomic ratio 1.0.The TiC particles with C/Ti atomic ratio 0.9 are much finer and more homogeneous.

  10. Combined effect of thermal and irradiation embrittlement in the reactor pressure vessel CrNiMoV steel

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    Combined effects of segregation and irradiation embrittlement in reactor pressure vessel CrNiMoV steel were studied. The study deals with an analysis of conditions affecting the 15Ch2NMFA type CrNiMoV steel susceptibility and the development of microsegregation processes in connection with temper brittleness formed on repeated annealing cycles. Microstructural analysis and results of tensile and impact testing for all the treatment conditions are presented. (orig.)

  11. Structure and composition of higher-rhenium-content superalloy based on La-alloyed Ni-Al-Cr

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    The paper presents the transmission and scanning electronic microscope investigations of Ni-Al-Cr superalloy alloyed with additional Re and La elements. This superalloy is obtained by a directional solidification method. It is shown that such additional elements as Re and La result in formation of new phases in Ni-Al-Cr accompanied by considerable modifications of quasi-cuboid structure in its γ’-phase

  12. Study of Oxidation Behaviour of Bond Coating Nanocomposites Ni-20Cr-6Al Powder Synthesized by Mechanical Alloying

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    Akbar Salarvand; Vahid Shafi pour

    2011-01-01

    In this study, nano crystalline Ni-20Cr-6Al composite powder was produced using a high energy planetary ball milling and a two-stage process. Then the oxidation behavior of coating of that superalloy at different temperatures considered. Nanostructured Ni-20Cr-6Al coating was deposited by cold spray for application as a bond coat to thermal barrier coating on industrial gas turbine components. The paper samples synthesized were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmiss...

  13. Spin-induced symmetry breaking in orbitally ordered NiCr2O4 and CuCr2O4

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    Suchomel, Matthew R.; Shoemaker, Daniel P.; Ribaud, Lynn; Kemei, Moureen C.; Seshadri, Ram

    2012-08-01

    At room temperature, the normal oxide spinels NiCr2O4 and CuCr2O4 are tetragonally distorted and crystallize in the I41/amd space group due to cooperative Jahn-Teller ordering driven by the orbital degeneracy of tetrahedral Ni2+ (t24) and Cu2+ (t25). Upon cooling, these compounds undergo magnetic ordering transitions; interactions are somewhat frustrated for NiCr2O4 but not for CuCr2O4. We employ variable-temperature high-resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction to establish that at the magnetic ordering temperatures there are further structural changes, which result in both compounds distorting to an orthorhombic structure consistent with the Fddd space group. NiCr2O4 exhibits additional distortion, likely within the same space group, at a yet-lower transition temperature of T=30 K. The tetragonal to orthorhombic structural transition in these compounds appears to primarily involve changes in NiO4 and CuO4 tetrahedra.

  14. Comparative Studies on Temperature Dependent I-V Characteristics of Al/(p)CdTe and Ni/(n)CdS Schottky Junctions and Their PV Effect

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    Temperature dependent I-V characteristics of vacuum evaporated Al/(p)CdTe and Ni/(n)CdS Schottky junctions and their photovoltaic effects have been studied and compared. Different junction parameters such as ideality factors, barrier heights, Richardson's constant, short-circuit current density, fill factor, PV efficiency etc. were determined from their I-V characteristics. These parameters were found to change significantly on variation of temperature. The structures showed the change of PV effect. Efficiency found were 2.84% for Al/(p)CdTe and 4.44% for Ni hydro/(n)CdS. Polycrystalline nature, and continuous and ordered structure with bigger grain sizes of the CdS film shows more PV conversion efficiency in making Ni/(n)CdS junction as compare to Al/(p)CdTe junction. However these values were found to vary with doping concentration, and in hydrogen treated samples in both cases.

  15. Microstructure, precipitates and compressive properties of various holmium doped NiAl/Cr(Mo, Hf) eutectic alloys

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    Highlights: → Trace Ho addition optimizes the microstructure of the NiAl/Cr(Mo, Hf) eutectic alloy. → An orientation relationship of [120]Ni2A13Ho//[111]NiA1 and (002-bar)Ni2A13Ho//(11-bar0)NiA1 is found. → Ho addition promotes the precipitation of Ni2AlHf Heusler phase. → Minor Ho addition coarsens the microstructure, especially the intercellular region. → More Ho addition changes the original cellular eutectic microstructure. -- Abstract: The microstructure and mechanical properties of NiAl-28Cr-6Mo-0.2Hf eutectic alloys with various holmium additions have been investigated by using of SEM, TEM and compression test. The results reveal that minor Ho addition could optimize the microstructure by refining the lamella inside of eutectic cell and controlling the coarsening of intercellular region. However the minor Ho addition results in the Ni2Al3Ho phase, which has hexagonal crystal structure and an orientation relationship with NiAl phase of [120]Ni2Al3Ho//[111]NiAl and (002-bar)Ni2Al3Ho//(11-bar0)NiAl. Moreover the Ni17Ho2 phase is found in the Ni2Al3Ho phase, which has twin crystal inside and an orientation relationship with Ni2Al3Ho phase of [123]Al17Ho2//[124]Ni2Al3Ho and (111-bar)Al17Ho2//(2-bar10)Ni2Al3Ho. In addition, the Ho addition promotes the precipitation of Ni2AlHf phase. More Ho addition coarsens the Cr(Mo) phases along the intercellular and results in more strengthening precipitates inside eutectic cell. When the Ho addition comes to 0.5 at.%, the alloy almost loses the cellular eutectic characteristic and exhibits a microstructure with coarse NiAl, massive Cr(Mo) and Ni2Al3Ho phases. The microstructure optimizations improve the mechanical properties of the alloy significantly, especially the alloy with 0.1 at.% Ho content.

  16. Evidence for a mechanism of swelling variation with composition in irradiated Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Irradiations with 4 MeV Ni ions and 200 to 400 keV He ions were carried out on two alloys, Fe-15Cr-15Ni and Fe-15Cr-35Ni, at 675 C and doses up to 84 dpa. Both dual-ion irradiation experiments and sequenced He injection-anneal-Ni irradiations were used. The dual-ion experiment showed that the two alloys exhibited large differences in microstructural development, with the low nickel alloy having significantly greater swelling. The injection-anneal-irradiation experiment was designed to test the hypothesis, suggested by our earlier work, that the lower swelling of the high nickel alloy may result from a larger critical radius/critical number of gas atoms required to achieve bias driven swelling. This experiment provided a direct measurement of these critical quantities by the induction of a bimodal cavity size distribution. The measurement gave minimum critical radii of about 5 nm for the high nickel alloy and < 0.5 nm for the low nickel alloy, values consistent with the hypothesized mechanism. The basis of this difference in critical quantities was further investigated. Evidence suggests that interstitial absorption at interstitial type dislocation loops is significantly more difficult in the high nickel alloy. (author)

  17. Electrochemical hydrogen storage in ZrCrNiPd{sub x} alloys

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    Ruiz, F.C. [Centro Atomico Bariloche (CAB), Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA), C. P. 8400, S. C. de Bariloche (RN) (Argentina); CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Av. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Peretti, H.A. [Centro Atomico Bariloche (CAB), Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA), C. P. 8400, S. C. de Bariloche (RN) (Argentina); Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, C. P. 8400, S. C. de Bariloche (RN) (Argentina); Visintin, A. [CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Av. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas, Teoricas y Aplicadas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Suc. 4, C.C.: 16/Comision de Investigaciones Cientificas Provincia de Buenos Aires (C.I.C.), CP: 1900, La Plata (Argentina)

    2010-06-15

    The consumption of rechargeable batteries at worldwide level has increased constantly in the last years, mainly due to the use of portable devices such as cellular phones, digital cameras, computers, music and video reproducers, etc. Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) is a rechargeable battery system widely used in these devices, also including the most of electrical and hybrid vehicles (EV and HEV). The study of hydride forming alloys is fundamental for its use as negative electrode component in NiMH batteries. In previous works, the electrocatalytic effect of Pd element addition to the electrode, in powder form and by means of electroless technique, has been studied. In this work, AB{sub 2}-type alloys are studied, in which Pd is incorporated to the structure by re-melting inside an arc furnace. The base alloy composition is ZrCrNi, and the composition of the elaborated compounds is ZrCrNiPd{sub x} (x = 0.095 and 0.19). The effect of the composition modification on these materials on properties such as electrochemical discharge capacity, activation and high rate dischargeability (HRD) is analyzed. (author)

  18. Corrosion Behavior of Pure Cr, Ni, and Fe Exposed to Molten Salts at High Temperature

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    Full Text Available Corrosion resistance of pure Fe, Cr, and Ni materials exposed in NaVO3 molten salt at 700°C was evaluated in static air during 100 hours. The corrosion resistance was determined using potentiodynamic polarization, open circuit potential, and lineal polarization resistance. The conventional weight loss method (WLM was also used during 100 hours. The electrochemical results showed that Fe and Cr have a poor corrosion resistance, whereas pure Ni showed the best corrosion performance, which was supported by the passive layer of NiO formed on the metallic surface and the formation of Ni3V2O8 during the corrosion processes, which is a refractory compound with a higher melting point than that of NaVO3, which reduces the corrosivity of the molten salt. Also, the behavior of these materials was associated with the way in which their corresponding oxides were dissolved together with their type of corrosion attack. Through this study, it was confirmed that when materials suffer corrosion by a localized processes such as pitting, the WLM is not reliable, since a certain amount of corrosion products can be kept inside the pits. The corroded samples were analyzed through scanning electron microscopy.

  19. Corrosion behavior of high purity Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in trans-passive condition

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    The corrosion behavior of high-purity (99.99%) Fe-Cr-Ni alloys was investigated in 13 N nitric acid with/without Ce4+ ions to clarify the effect of impurities on the trans-passive corrosion of stainless steel. The following results were obtained. (1) Almost no intergranular corrosion was observed in the high-purity alloys, although the corrosion rate of the matrix region was nearly the same as that of a commercial stainless steel with the same Cr and Ni content. (2) Due to the improved intergranular corrosion resistance, the effect of the purification became significant in the corrosion condition with the grain-separation being predominant. (3) The high-purity alloys showed higher susceptivility to intergranular corrosion with aging treatment between 873 K and 1073 K. Although the sulfuric acid/copper sulfate test suggested the formation of Cr-depleted zones, a grain boundary micro-analysis using a FETEM with an EDX did not reveal any change in Cr content or impurity segregain along the grain boundaries. The mechanism of corrosion enhancement resulting from the aging treatment remains nuclear. (author)

  20. Effect of soluble nitrogen on the creep strength of an austenitic 25Cr-20Ni steel

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    For the better understanding of the role of nitrogen in a 25Cr-20Ni-0.45Nb-0.2N steel, HR3C, the creep behavior and the response to abrupt stress change were compared with those of a Nb and N free 25Cr-20Ni steel, SUS310S, and the effective stress level of HR3C steel was examined from the stress relaxation curve analysis. It was found that the combined effect of a small amount of N and trace Nb decreased creep rate and increased creep life greatly, and the instantaneous plastic strain was not discernible in HR3C while that of SUS301S was clearly observed. The effective stress in total flow stress was found to be about 15%. From these results, the conclusion was drawn that the solution nitrogen in HR3C steel forms Cr-N clusters and dislocations drag the solute atmosphere composed of Cr-N clusters behind them. (orig.)

  1. Thermodynamic modeling and experimental investigation of the phase stability at the Ni-rich region of the Ni-Al-Cr-Ir system

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    The effect of adding 3 at.% Cr on the phase stability of the Ni-Al-Ir system was studied experimentally at 1250 deg. C. A thermodynamic description of the Ni-Al-Cr-Ir quaternary system in the Ni-rich region was then developed based on the microstructures, the crystal structures and the phase compositions determined by experiment for eight alloys in both as-cast and 1250 deg. C annealed states. The calculated isothermal section at 1250 deg. C using the obtained description was consistent with the phase-equilibrium data obtained in this study. The calculated two-dimensional section of liquidus projection was also in accordance with the primary phases of solidification observed from alloys in the as-cast state. The effects of Cr additions to the Ni-Al-Ir alloys on the as-cast and annealed microstructures were elucidated through Scheil simulation and phase-equilibrium calculation using Pandat.

  2. Yttria partially stabilised zirconia as diffusion barrier between NiCrAlY and Ni-base single crystal René N5 superalloy

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    Highlights: • An yttria partially stabilised zirconia layer was fabricated as diffusion barrier. • Diffusion barrier suppressed the interdiffusion of alloying elements at 1100 °C. • Diffusion barrier improved the oxidation resistance of NiCrAlY coating system. - Abstract: A 7–8 wt.% yttria partially stabilised zirconia (YSZ) layer was fabricated by electron beam physical vapour deposition as a diffusion barrier (DB) between NiCrAlY coating and Ni-base single crystal René N5 superalloy. Oxidation and interdiffusion behaviour of the coating system was investigated at 1100 °C. The YSZ interlayer, as an active DB, reacted with Al from superalloy substrate and NiCrAlY overlayer to form two continuous adherent alumina layers, which suppressed interdiffusion between substrate and overlayer effectively. The results indicated that the coating system with DB exhibited excellent oxidation resistance due to the inhibition of interdiffusion of alloying elements

  3. First-principles calculations of magnetic properties for CdCrO{sub 2} under pressure

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    Amari, S., E-mail: siham_amari@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Faculte des sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes, BP 89 Sidi Bel Abbes 22000 (Algeria); Mecabih, S.; Abbar, B.; Bouhafs, B. [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Faculte des sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes, BP 89 Sidi Bel Abbes 22000 (Algeria)

    2013-02-15

    By employing the first-principles method of the full potential linear augmented plane waves plus the local orbitals (FP-L/APW+lo) within the generalized gradient approximation for the exchange and correlation potential, the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of chalcopyrite compound CdCrO{sub 2} are investigated. In order to take into account the strong on-site Coulomb interaction, we also performed the generalized gradient approximation plus the Hubbard correlation terms. We systematically study how the exchange interactions and magnetic moments of CdCrO{sub 2} are affected by the different choice of U as well as the exchange correlation potential. We have also carried out the pressure effect on the magnetic properties. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculation of the exchange constants. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The pressure dependence of the magnetic properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The exchange correlation potential effect on the magnetic properties.

  4. 激光重熔NiCrAlY涂层研究%Study on laser remelting NiCrAIY coating

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    郭永利; 祝超; 卢学刚; 梁工英; 董菲

    2011-01-01

    The bond coatings of NiCrAIY powder was coated on the substrate material of IN718 nickel alloy by air plasma spraying ( APS), and then it was remelted by 5 kW CO2 laser. The microstructure of the bond coatings was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The experimental results show that with the optimized remelting process, the bond coating displays superior metallurgical bonding with its substrate, and the mechanical bonding and layer structure of coatings by plasma spraying are changed, which is good for improving the mechanic performance of the coatings.Typical dendritic structure growing in cladding zone in the direction perpendicular to the substrate could strengthen the bond coating with its substrate. The dendritic structure is primarily made of metal Ni and Ni3A1 compounds,while some impurities and oxides such as A1203, Cr3O4 survived in flake exist in interdendritic structure. A dense oxide layer formed on the bonding surface can avoid O, diffusion, and effectively prevent the further oxidation of coatings and substrate, and improve the oxidation resistance of bond coatings.%采用空气等离子喷涂技术(APS)将NiCrAlY粉末作为粘结层材料喷涂在IN718镍基合金上,再用5 kW CO2连续激光器对其进行激光重熔处理,利用扫描电镜(SEM)、能谱分析(EDX)和X射线衍射(XRD)等手段对等离子喷涂层和激光重熔层的微观组织与成分进行了比较分析.结果表明:应用优化激光重熔工艺进行重熔后,涂层与基底形成冶金结合,改变了等离子喷涂层与基底的机械结合以及层状结构,有利于提高涂层的力学性能.重熔区组织为垂直基底向内部发散生长的树枝晶,加强了涂层与基底的结合.涂层中的树枝晶内部组织为Ni和Ni3Al,晶间则是被树枝晶凝固生长时排出的Al2O3,Cr2O3等呈片状生长的氧化物和杂质.涂层表面形成一层致

  5. Kinetics of sulfuric acid leaching of cadmium from Cd-Ni zinc plant residues.

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    Safarzadeh, Mohammad Sadegh; Moradkhani, Davood; Ojaghi-Ilkhchi, Mehdi

    2009-04-30

    Cd-Ni filtercakes are produced continuously at the third purification step in the electrolytic production of zinc in the National Iranian Lead and Zinc Company (NILZ) in northwestern Iran. In this research, the dissolution kinetics of cadmium from Cd-Ni residues produced in NILZ plant has been investigated. Hence, the effects of temperature, sulfuric acid concentration, particle size and stirring speed on the kinetics of cadmium dissolution in sulfuric acid were studied. The dissolution kinetics at 25-55 degrees C and tshrinking core model, with inter-diffusion of cadmium and sulfate ions through the porous region of alloying layer (Cd(5)Ni, Cd(2)Ni(1.9) and Cd(10)Cu(3)) as the rate determining step. This finding is in accordance with the apparent activation energy (E(a)) of 13.363 kJ/mol and a linear relationship between the rate constant and the reciprocal of squared particle size. Arrhenius constant was calculated as 6.3942 min(-1). The order of reaction with respect to sulfuric acid concentration, solid/liquid ratio and particle size were also achieved. The rate of reaction at first 5 min based on diffusion-controlled process can be expressed by a semi-empirical equation as:It was determined that the dissolution rate increased with increasing sulfuric acid concentration and decreasing particle size. PMID:18755541

  6. The effect of ion implantation on the oxidation resistance of vacuum plasma sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings

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    Highlights: ► We used ion implantation to improve the oxidation resistance of CoNiCrAlY coating. ► The oxidation process of CoNiCrAlY coating at 1100 °C for 1000 h was studied. ► The Nb ion implanted coating exhibited better oxidation resistance. ► The influences of Nb and Al ion implantation into CoNiCrAlY coatings were evaluated. - Abstract: CoNiCrAlY coatings prepared by vacuum plasma spraying (VPS) were implanted with Nb and Al ions at a fluence of 1017 atoms/cm2. The effects of ion implantation on the oxidation resistance of CoNiCrAlY coatings were investigated. The thermally grown oxide (TGO) formed on each specimen was characterized by XRD, SEM and EDS, respectively. The results showed that the oxidation process of CoNiCrAlY coatings could be divided into four stages and the key to obtaining good oxidation resistance was to remain high enough amount of Al and promote the lateral growth of TGO. The implantation of Nb resulted in the formation of continuous and dense Al2O3 scale to improve the oxidation resistance. The Al implanted coating could form Al2O3 scale at the initial stage, however, the scale was soon broken and TGO transformed to non-protective spinel.

  7. Microstructure and He desorption behaviors of He charged FeCrNi-based films fabricated by direct current magnetron sputtering

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    Song, L. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031 (China); Wang, X.P., E-mail: xpwang@issp.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031 (China); Liu, F. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei 230031 (China); Gao, Y.X. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031 (China); Zhang, T., E-mail: zhangtao@issp.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031 (China); Luo, G.N. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei 230031 (China); Fang, Q.F.; Liu, C.S. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2015-08-31

    He-charged FeCrNi-based films were prepared at different temperatures in a mixed atmosphere of He and Ar by direct-current magnetron sputtering method. X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectrometry analysis confirmed the typical austenitic structure of the deposited FeCrNi films and the compositions were in good accordance with 304 stainless steel target. Cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy images revealed the dense columnar nanocrystalline structure of the fabricated FeCrNi films. Nanoindentation measurements showed that the film fabricated at 300 °C exhibited the highest hardness value of 11.5 GPa. He desorption from FeCrNi-based films was traced by thermal desorption spectroscopy; the relatively low He desorption temperature range (150 °C–450 °C) implied that the charged He atoms were mainly located in interstitial sites of FeCrNi-based films. - Highlights: • He-charged columnar nanocrystalline FeCrNi films were prepared by DC magnetron sputtering. • Substrate temperature of 300 °C and He/Ar ratio 1:1 were the best sputtering parameters. • Compact and uniform microstructure obtained at 300 °C resulted in stable, high hardness. • Two He atoms' absorption/desorption mechanisms were revealed by TDS.

  8. Determination of Cd, Cr and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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    Nunes, Lidiane Cristina; de Carvalho, Gabriel Gustinelli Arantes; Santos, Dario; Krug, Francisco José

    2014-07-01

    A validated method for quantitative determination of Cd, Cr, and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is presented. Laboratory samples were comminuted and homogenized by cryogenic or planetary ball milling, pressed into pellets and analyzed by LIBS. The experimental setup was designed by using a Q-switched Nd:YAG at 1064 nm with 10 Hz repetition rate, and the intensity signals from Cd II 214.441 nm, Cr II 267.716 nm and Pb II 220.353 nm emission lines were measured by using a spectrometer furnished with an intensified charge-coupled device. LIBS parameters (laser fluence, lens-to-sample distance, delay time, integration time gate, number of sites and number of laser pulses per site) were chosen after univariate experiments with a pellet of NIST SRM 695 (Trace Elements in Multi-Nutrient Fertilizer). Calibration and validation were carried out with 30 fertilizer samples from single superphosphate, triple superphosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and NPK mixtures. Good results were obtained by using 30 pulses of 50 J cm- 2 (750 μm spot size), 2.0 μs delay time and 5.0 μs integration time gate. No significant differences between Cd, Cr, and Pb mass fractions determined by the proposed LIBS method and by ICP OES after microwave-assisted acid digestion (AOAC 2006.03 Official Method) were found at 95% confidence level. The limits of detection of 1 mg kg- 1 Cd, 2 mg kg- 1 Cr and 15 mg kg- 1 Pb and the precision (coefficients of variation of results ranging from 2% to 15%) indicate that the proposed LIBS method can be recommended for the determination of these analytes in phosphate fertilizers.

  9. Separation of Cd and Ni from Ni-Cd batteries by an environmentally safe methodology employing aqueous two-phase systems

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    Lacerda, Vania Goncalves; Mageste, Aparecida Barbosa; Santos, Igor Jose Boggione; da Silva, Luis Henrique Mendes; da Silva, Maria do Carmo Hespanhol [Grupo de Quimica Verde Coloidal e Macromolecular, Departamento de Quimica, Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologicas, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Av. P.H. Rolfs s/n, Campus da UFV, Vicosa, 36570-000 (Brazil)

    2009-09-05

    The separation of Cd and Ni from Ni-Cd batteries using an aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) composed of copolymer L35, Li{sub 2}SO{sub 4} and water is investigated. The extraction behavior of these metals from the bottom phase (BP) to the upper phase (UP) of the ATPS is affected by the amount of added extractant (potassium iodide), tie-line length (TLL), mass ratio between the phases of the ATPS, leaching and dilution factor of the battery samples. Maximum extraction of Cd (99.2 {+-} 3.1)% and Ni (10.6 {+-} 0.4)% is obtained when the batteries are leached with HCl, under the following conditions: 62.53% (w/w) TLL, concentration of KI equal to 50.00 mmol kg{sup -1}, mass ratio of the phases equal to 0.5 and a dilution factor of battery samples of 35. This novel methodology is efficient to separate the metals in question, with the advantage of being environmentally safe, since water is the main constituent of the ATPS, which is prepared with recyclable and biodegradable compounds. (author)

  10. Geospatial Mapping of Pb, Cr, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Sb in Urban Soil, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Amaya, M. A.; Grimida, S. E.; Elkekli, A. R.; Aldouri, R. K.; Benedict, B. A.; Pingitore, N. E., Jr.

    2015-12-01

    Population-based random stratified sampling of the city of Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico provided 500 city blocks for study. We collected soil from the public space (where present) in front of each house on a selected block; equal measured small volumes of these were combined to produce a composite sample for analysis. Such composite samples (1) decrease, by an order of magnitude, laboratory processing and analysis costs, and (2) smooth the data to represent blocks as averages of individual houses. Retention of the unanalyzed samples of the individual houses permits their later analysis should the composites suggest further study of individual houses on an anomalous block. Elemental analysis of 10 mg pressed powders was performed on a Panalytical Epsilon5 EDS-XRF, via 8 secondary targets and 12 USGS and NIST multi-element rock standards. The mean and (range) of concentration for Pb was 43 (13-550) ppm; for Cr, 31 (1.8-76); for Cu, 22 (6-550); for Zn 84 (42-415) ppm; for Cd, 1.9 (0.1-6.2); and for Sb, 5.9 (2.7-29). The old urban core of Cd. Juarez was marked by high levels of Pb, Cr, Cu, and Zn, and, to a smaller degree, of Cd and Sb. This pattern mirrors that of contiguous El Paso, Texas, USA, directly across the narrow Rio Grande. Businesses, industrial facilities, transportation (both railroads and highways), traditional "downtown" shopping, and old residential districts cluster in this urban core. A Pb-Cu-Zn smelter, which operated for more than a century until 1999, is present in the US adjacent to the Rio Grande, about two km away from downtown Cd. Juarez. Thus the city has been subject to both traditional metal sources (e.g., leaded gasoline, highway debris) and smelter emissions. The poplation of Cd. Juarez has exploded in the last few decades to some 1.5 million inhabitants due both to natural growth and in-migration from rural districts for economic opportunity. Most of this growth has been accommodated by radial expansion of the city into the surrounding

  11. Cr/Ni-catalyzed vinylation of aldehydes: a mechanistic study on the catalytic roles of nickel and chromium.

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    Harnying, Wacharee; Kaiser, André; Klein, Axel; Berkessel, Albrecht

    2011-04-18

    The roles of nickel and chromium catalysts in the coupling reaction of vinyl halides and aldehydes, the so-called Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi (NHK) reaction, have been studied by UV/Vis spectroscopy, electrochemical, and spectroelectrochemical methods. Electrochemical studies revealed that nickel plays the central role in activating the vinyl halide by reductive cleavage, to form a rapidly decomposing vinyl-Ni species. The latter can, however, be stabilized in the presence of the Cr complex. The redox behavior of the Ni complexes in the presence of vinyl halide demonstrated that the vinyl halide activation results from interaction with a one-electron reduced nickel species [formally Ni(I) ], not necessarily with a Ni(0) species. It was furthermore shown by UV/Vis spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemical methods that low-valent nickel [Ni(0) ] results from the interaction of the Ni(II) catalyst with CrCl(2) . PMID:21425369

  12. Carbide precipitation, grain boundary segregation, and temper embrittlement in NiCrMoV rotor steels

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    Bandyopadhyay, N.; Briant, C. L.; Hall, E. L.

    1985-05-01

    This paper presents a study of carbide precipitation, grain boundary segregation, and temper embrittlement in NiCrMoV rotor steels. One of the steels was high purity, one was doped with phosphorus, one was doped with tin, and one was commercial purity. In addition, two NiCrV steels, one high purity and one doped with phosphorus, were examined. Carbide precipitation was studied with analytical electron microscopy. It was found that after one hour of tempering at 600 ‡C only M3C carbides were precipitated in the NiCrMoV steels. These were very rich in iron. As the tempering time increased, the chromium content of the M3C carbides increased significantly, but their size did not change. Chromium rich M7C3 precipitates began to form after 20 hours of tempering, and after 50 hours of tempering Mo-rich M2C carbides were precipitated. Also, after 100 hours of tempering, the matrix formed bands rich in M3C or M7C3 and M2C particles. Tempering occurred more rapidly in the NiCrV steels. Grain boundary segregation was studied with Auger electron spectroscopy. It was found that the amount of phosphorus and tin segregation that occurred during a step-cooling heat treatment after tempering was less if a short time tempering treatment had been used. It will be proposed that this result occurs because the low temperature tempering treatments leave more carbon in the matrix. Carbon then compctes with phosphorus and tin for sites at grain boundaries. This compctition appears to affect phosphorus segregation more than tin segregation. In addition to these two impurity elements, molybdenum and nickel segregated during low temperature aging. The presence of molybdenum in the steel did not appear to affect phosphorus segregation. Finally, it will be shown that all of the steels that contain phosphorus and/or tin exhibit some degree of temper embrittlement when they are aged at 520 ‡C or are given a step-cooling heat treatment. Of the NiCrMoV steels, the phosphorus-doped steel showed

  13. Effect of Substrates Temperatures on the Spreading Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed Ni and Ni-20 wt.% Cr Splats

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    Zhang, Yongang; Hyland, Margaret; Tran, Anh Tuyet; Matthews, Steven

    2016-01-01

    In the formation of plasma-sprayed splats, the spreading behavior of molten droplets is essential for forming desirable lamella with good adhesion to the substrate. To understand the effect of the active element chromium on droplet spreading, pure Ni and Ni-20 wt.% (Ni20Cr) alloyed powders were plasma sprayed on mirror-polished 304 stainless steel substrates heated to different temperatures (below 200 °C). The substrate heating resulted in very little change in the surface roughness. However, there was a measureable change in the surface chemistry of the outermost few nanometers, which became increasingly enriched in Fe at higher temperatures. The splat morphologies were characterized and the transition temperatures were estimated. The results show that the transition from splashed to disk splats was not solely dependent on the temperature of the substrate. In some cases, some splashing still occurred to a measureable extent even at relatively high substrate temperatures, even above temperatures at which adsorbates (moisture) were totally removed from the surface. The splashing behavior could be correlated to a combination of the change in the surface chemistry of the substrate and the presence of active elements in the coating materials.

  14. Corrosion Behavior of Thermally Sprayed NiCrBSi Coating on 16MnR Low-Alloy Steel in KOH Solution

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    Zeng, Q.; Sun, J.; Emori, W.; Jiang, S. L.

    2016-03-01

    NiCrBSi coatings were selected as protective material and air plasma-sprayed on 16MnR low-alloy steel substrates. Corrosion behavior of 16MnR substrates and NiCrBSi coatings in KOH solution were evaluated by polarization resistance (R p), potentiodynamic polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion corrosion tests. Electrolytes were solutions with different KOH concentrations. NiCrBSi coating showed superior corrosion resistance in KOH solution compared with the 16MnR. Corrosion current density of 16MnR substrate was 1.7-13.0 times that of NiCrBSi coating in the given concentration of KOH solution. By contrast, R p of NiCrBSi coating was 1.2-8.0 times that of the substrate, indicating that the corrosion rate of NiCrBSi coating was much lower than that of 16MnR substrate. Capacitance and total impedance value of NiCrBSi coating were much higher than those of 16MnR substrate in the same condition. This result indicates that corrosion resistance of NiCrBSi coating was better than that of 16MnR substrate, in accordance with polarization results. NiCrBSi coatings provided good protection for 16MnR substrate in KOH solution. Corrosion products were mainly Ni/Fe/Cr oxides.

  15. Corrosion Behavior of Thermally Sprayed NiCrBSi Coating on 16MnR Low-Alloy Steel in KOH Solution

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    Zeng, Q.; Sun, J.; Emori, W.; Jiang, S. L.

    2016-05-01

    NiCrBSi coatings were selected as protective material and air plasma-sprayed on 16MnR low-alloy steel substrates. Corrosion behavior of 16MnR substrates and NiCrBSi coatings in KOH solution were evaluated by polarization resistance ( R p), potentiodynamic polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion corrosion tests. Electrolytes were solutions with different KOH concentrations. NiCrBSi coating showed superior corrosion resistance in KOH solution compared with the 16MnR. Corrosion current density of 16MnR substrate was 1.7-13.0 times that of NiCrBSi coating in the given concentration of KOH solution. By contrast, R p of NiCrBSi coating was 1.2-8.0 times that of the substrate, indicating that the corrosion rate of NiCrBSi coating was much lower than that of 16MnR substrate. Capacitance and total impedance value of NiCrBSi coating were much higher than those of 16MnR substrate in the same condition. This result indicates that corrosion resistance of NiCrBSi coating was better than that of 16MnR substrate, in accordance with polarization results. NiCrBSi coatings provided good protection for 16MnR substrate in KOH solution. Corrosion products were mainly Ni/Fe/Cr oxides.

  16. The role of complement receptors type 1 (CR1, CD35) and 2 (CR2, CD21) in promoting C3 fragment deposition and membrane attack complex formation on normal peripheral human B cells

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    Nielsen, Claus Henrik; Pedersen, Morten Løbner; Marquart, Hanne Vibeke;

    2002-01-01

    Normal human B lymphocytes are known to activate the alternative pathway (AP) of complement, leading to C3-fragment deposition and membrane attack complex (MAC) formation. The process is mediated via complement receptor type 2 (CR2, CD21), with complement receptor type 1 (CR1, CD35) playing a...... subsidiary role. In this study, we examine the relative contributions of CR1 and CR2 to the deposition of C3 fragments and MAC on B lymphocytes under circumstances where all complement pathways are operational. C3-fragment deposition and MAC formation were assessed on human peripheral B lymphocytes in the......) bearing CR1, however, markedly reduced both C3-fragment deposition and MAC formation. Our data suggest that C3-fragment deposition and MAC formation on B lymphocytes in vivo may involve both AP and classical pathway activation, with CR1 contributing significantly to the latter. On the other hand, the...

  17. The role of complement receptors type 1 (CR1, CD35) and 2 (CR2, CD21) in promoting C3 fragment deposition and membrane attack complex formation on normal peripheral human B cells

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    Nielsen, Claus Henrik; Pedersen, Morten Løbner; Marquart, Hanne Vibeke Hansen;

    2002-01-01

    Normal human B lymphocytes are known to activate the alternative pathway (AP) of complement, leading to C3-fragment deposition and membrane attack complex (MAC) formation. The process is mediated via complement receptor type 2 (CR2, CD21), with complement receptor type 1 (CR1, CD35) playing a...... subsidiary role. In this study, we examine the relative contributions of CR1 and CR2 to the deposition of C3 fragments and MAC on B lymphocytes under circumstances where all complement pathways are operational. C3-fragment deposition and MAC formation were assessed on human peripheral B lymphocytes in the...... presence of 30% autologous serum. Blocking the CR2 ligand-binding site with monoclonal antibody (mAb) FE8 resulted in significant reduction (37.9+/-11.9%) in C3-fragment deposition, whereas MAC formation was only marginally affected (12.1+/-22.2% reduction). Blocking the CR1 binding-site resulted in...

  18. Microstructure and solidification behavior of multicomponent CoCrCu{sub x}FeMoNi high-entropy alloys

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    Wu, P.H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212003 (China); Liu, N., E-mail: lnlynn@126.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212003 (China); Yang, W. [School of Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330063 (China); Zhu, Z.X. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212003 (China); Lu, Y.P. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Wang, X.J. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212003 (China)

    2015-08-26

    (Fe, Co, Ni) rich dendrites nucleate primarily in CoCrFeMoNi and CoCrCu{sub 0.1}FeMoNi alloys, followed by peritetic and eutectic reactions. The quasi-peritectic reaction occurs between the primary Mo-rich dendrites and liquids in the CoCrCu{sub 0.3}FeMoNi melts, and transfers to a eutectic coupled-growth at the edge of the quasi-peritectic structure. Subsequently, eutectic reaction happens in the remnant liquids. Liquid-phase separations have occurred in CoCrCu{sub x}FeMoNi alloys when x≥0.5. Meanwhile, some nanoscale precipitates are obtained in the Cu-rich region. Two crystal structures, FCC and BCC, are identified in CoCrCu{sub x}FeMoNi high entropy alloys. Amazingly, a pretty high plastic strain (51.6%) is achieved in CoCrCu{sub 0.1}FeMoNi alloy when the compressive strength reaches to 3012 Mpa. With the increase of Cu content, atomic size difference (ΔR) and electro-negativity difference (ΔX) decrease while valence electron concentration (VEC), mixing enthalpy (ΔH) and mixing entropy (ΔS) increase. Consequently, the valence electron concentration (VEC) values range for the formation of mixture of FCC and BCC structures can be enlarged to 6.87–8.35 based on the study of this paper. It is the positive enthalpies of mixing that causes the liquid-phase separation in CoCrCu{sub x}FeMoNi high entropy alloys.

  19. Interface bonding of NiCrAlY coating on laser modified H13 tool steel surface

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    Reza, M. S.; Aqida, S. N.; Ismail, I.

    2016-06-01

    Bonding strength of thermal spray coatings depends on the interfacial adhesion between bond coat and substrate material. In this paper, NiCrAlY (Ni-164/211 Ni22 %Cr10 %Al1.0 %Y) coatings were developed on laser modified H13 tool steel surface using atmospheric plasma spray (APS). Different laser peak power, P p, and duty cycle, DC, were investigated in order to improve the mechanical properties of H13 tool steel surface. The APS spraying parameters setting for coatings were set constant. The coating microstructure near the interface was analyzed using IM7000 inverted optical microscope. Interface bonding of NiCrAlY was investigated by interfacial indentation test (IIT) method using MMT-X7 Matsuzawa Hardness Tester Machine with Vickers indenter. Diffusion of atoms along NiCrAlY coating, laser modified and substrate layers was investigated by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS) using Hitachi Tabletop Microscope TM3030 Plus. Based on IIT method results, average interfacial toughness, K avg, for reference sample was 2.15 MPa m1/2 compared to sample L1 range of K avg from 6.02 to 6.96 MPa m1/2 and sample L2 range of K avg from 2.47 to 3.46 MPa m1/2. Hence, according to K avg, sample L1 has the highest interface bonding and is being laser modified at lower laser peak power, P p, and higher duty cycle, DC, prior to coating. The EDXS analysis indicated the presence of Fe in the NiCrAlY coating layer and increased Ni and Cr composition in the laser modified layer. Atomic diffusion occurred in both coating and laser modified layers involved in Fe, Ni and Cr elements. These findings introduce enhancement of coating system by substrate surface modification to allow atomic diffusion.

  20. Microstructure and solidification behavior of multicomponent CoCrCuxFeMoNi high-entropy alloys

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    (Fe, Co, Ni) rich dendrites nucleate primarily in CoCrFeMoNi and CoCrCu0.1FeMoNi alloys, followed by peritetic and eutectic reactions. The quasi-peritectic reaction occurs between the primary Mo-rich dendrites and liquids in the CoCrCu0.3FeMoNi melts, and transfers to a eutectic coupled-growth at the edge of the quasi-peritectic structure. Subsequently, eutectic reaction happens in the remnant liquids. Liquid-phase separations have occurred in CoCrCuxFeMoNi alloys when x≥0.5. Meanwhile, some nanoscale precipitates are obtained in the Cu-rich region. Two crystal structures, FCC and BCC, are identified in CoCrCuxFeMoNi high entropy alloys. Amazingly, a pretty high plastic strain (51.6%) is achieved in CoCrCu0.1FeMoNi alloy when the compressive strength reaches to 3012 Mpa. With the increase of Cu content, atomic size difference (ΔR) and electro-negativity difference (ΔX) decrease while valence electron concentration (VEC), mixing enthalpy (ΔH) and mixing entropy (ΔS) increase. Consequently, the valence electron concentration (VEC) values range for the formation of mixture of FCC and BCC structures can be enlarged to 6.87–8.35 based on the study of this paper. It is the positive enthalpies of mixing that causes the liquid-phase separation in CoCrCuxFeMoNi high entropy alloys

  1. Melt separation phenomena in CoNiCuAlCr high entropy alloy containing silver

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    The effects of Ag additions to AlCoCrCuNi or AlCoCrCuFeNi high entropy (HE) alloys are described. It is shown that Ag additions to these HE alloys results in liquid phase separation (LPS) into two melts, namely, an AlCoCr(Fe) rich liquid (L1) and a second liquid enriched in Ag and Cu (L2). Further, since the L2 has a higher density and a lower melting temperature, it tends to flow to the bottom of the arc melted buttons due to liquid flow (a) along the outer surface of the unmelted L1 and (b) through the interdendritic channels. In addition to the primary macroscopic LPS, secondary (within the different primary liquids) melt separation was observed in the two melts: the upper L1 layer contained L2 spheres which tended to sink to the fusion line while the L2 melt layer found at the bottom of the buttons contained L1 spheres which tended to float to the top of the L2 layer. The L1 microstructure and microhardness resembles that of an Ag-free AlCoCrCuFeNi HE alloy. In spite of the melt separation, relatively simple microstructures were obtained from the two different liquids; these are described in light of the current understanding of this class of alloys. Finally, the possibility of metastable LPS in a Cu-rich HE alloy using electron beam surface melting, which is known to produce significant dynamic undercoolings on the order of 150 °C, was investigated but was not observed.

  2. Electronic and magnetic structure of Fe ions in NiCr2S4

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    Park, Jae Yun; Ko, Heung Moon; Lee, Woon Hwa; Ji, Sang Hee; Kim, Chul Sung

    1993-05-01

    The magnetic semiconductor NixFe1-xCr2S4 (x=0.985, 0.97, 0.96) has been investigated over the temperature range from 12 to 600 K using a Mössbauer technique. The electronic structure of Fe ions in NiCr2S4 was calculated with the Hamiltonian incorporating free-ion term, axial and rhombic crystal field, spin-orbital couplings, and exchange interactions. The ground orbital state is separated by 9.64 ‖λ‖ from the first excited state, thereby making the quadrupole splitting somewhat insensitive to temperature. Using x-ray crystallographic data, the contribution of direct lattice sum to the electric-field gradient has been considered. In calculating the temperature dependence of quadrupole splitting, the axial field parameter Δ1=-3.0‖λ‖, the rhombic field parameter Δ2=-2.8‖λ‖, and the covalency factor α2=0.73 in Ni0.985Fe0.015Cr2S4 were determined. Magnetic hyperfine and quadrupole interactions in the antiferromagnetic state of Ni0.96Fe0.04Cr2S4 at 12 K have been studied, yielding the following results: H=147.8 kOe, 1/2e2qQ(1+1/3η2)1/2=-1.96 mm/s, θ=66°, φ=90°, and η=1.0. The line broadening which suggests the electron relaxation was observed with decreasing temperature.

  3. Determination of Cd, Cr and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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    Nunes, Lidiane Cristina; Gustinelli Arantes de Carvalho, Gabriel [NAPTISA Research Support Center “Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Agriculture”, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Av. Centenário 303, 13416-000, Piracicaba SP (Brazil); Santos, Dario [Federal University of São Paulo, R. Prof. Artur Riedel 275, 09972-270, Diadema SP (Brazil); Krug, Francisco José, E-mail: fjkrug@cena.usp.br [NAPTISA Research Support Center “Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Agriculture”, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Av. Centenário 303, 13416-000, Piracicaba SP (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    A validated method for quantitative determination of Cd, Cr, and Pb in phosphate fertilizers by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is presented. Laboratory samples were comminuted and homogenized by cryogenic or planetary ball milling, pressed into pellets and analyzed by LIBS. The experimental setup was designed by using a Q-switched Nd:YAG at 1064 nm with 10 Hz repetition rate, and the intensity signals from Cd II 214.441 nm, Cr II 267.716 nm and Pb II 220.353 nm emission lines were measured by using a spectrometer furnished with an intensified charge-coupled device. LIBS parameters (laser fluence, lens-to-sample distance, delay time, integration time gate, number of sites and number of laser pulses per site) were chosen after univariate experiments with a pellet of NIST SRM 695 (Trace Elements in Multi-Nutrient Fertilizer). Calibration and validation were carried out with 30 fertilizer samples from single superphosphate, triple superphosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and NPK mixtures. Good results were obtained by using 30 pulses of 50 J cm{sup −2} (750 μm spot size), 2.0 μs delay time and 5.0 μs integration time gate. No significant differences between Cd, Cr, and Pb mass fractions determined by the proposed LIBS method and by ICP OES after microwave-assisted acid digestion (AOAC 2006.03 Official Method) were found at 95% confidence level. The limits of detection of 1 mg kg{sup −1} Cd, 2 mg kg{sup −1} Cr and 15 mg kg{sup −1} Pb and the precision (coefficients of variation of results ranging from 2% to 15%) indicate that the proposed LIBS method can be recommended for the determination of these analytes in phosphate fertilizers. - Highlights: • First LIBS application for quantitative Cd, Cr and Pb determination in fertilizers. • LIBS method was validated for analysis of phosphate fertilizers pressed pellets. • LIBS sample throughput is remarkably better than already existing methods.

  4. Orientational domains in metalorganic chemical vapor deposited CdTe(111) film on cube-textured Ni

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    CdTe thin film was grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition on cube-textured Ni substrate. The microstructures of the CdTe film and Ni substrate were studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) lattice imaging in cross sectional. The orientational relationships of multiple hetereoepitaxial domains in the CdTe film were examined by TEM diffraction. The observed epitaxy is [111]CdTe//[001]Ni. The adjacent domains in CdTe film have a 30° rotation with respect to each other as inferred by the observed different diffraction patterns obtained from different zone axes. The high resolution lattice imaging shows that lamellar twins dominate within each domain. Our results are compared with CdTe(111) film epitaxially grown on Si(001) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy reported in the literature. - Highlights: ► Epitaxial CdTe film grew on textured Ni at 350 °C despite of a large lattice mismatch. ► Epitaxial relationship is CdTe(111) parallel to Ni(001). ► 30° CdTe orientation domains inferred from transmission electron microscopy patterns ► Local inclined angle between CdTe and Ni at the interface is due to vertical mismatch. ► Single crystal-like epitaxial semiconductors can be grown on low cost metal sheet

  5. Performance of Arc Ion Plated NiCoCrAlY Coating on Gun Steel%炮钢表面电弧离子镀NiCoCrAlY涂层的性能研究

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    郭策安; 张健; 郭秋萍; 张家东

    2013-01-01

    用电弧离子镀技术在炮钢表面沉积NiCoCrAlY涂层,研究了涂层的硬度与摩擦磨损性能、高温抗氧化性及耐腐蚀性.结果表明:涂层的硬度较炮钢提高了近36%,炮钢的磨损机制主要为严重的磨料磨损和塑性流动,NiCoCrAlY涂层磨损机制主要是粘着磨损,NiCoCrAlY涂层的摩擦系数(0.57~0.65)小于炮钢的摩擦系数(0.78~0.86);NiCoCrAlY涂层在850℃空气中氧化100 h后的动力学结果表明,涂层大大提高了炮钢的高温抗氧化性能,其原因是表面形成了θ-Al2O3和α-Al2O3氧化膜阻止了炮钢基体被氧化,同时NiCoCrAlY涂层由β-(Ni,Co)Al、α-Cr与γ-Ni相转变为γ-Ni、γ’-Ni3Al和FeNi相;NiCoCrAlY涂层在3.5%NaCl溶液中较炮钢自腐蚀电位提高了近200 mV,能够显著提高炮钢的抗腐蚀能力.

  6. MICROSTRUCTURE AND OXIDATION RESISTANCE OF NiCoCrAlYTa COATING BY LOW PRESSURE PLASMA SPRAYING

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    X.-H. LIANG; K. S. ZHOU; M. Liu; R. J. HONG; C. G. DENG; Luo, S.; Z. K. CHEN

    2009-01-01

    The NiCoCrAlYTa coating was prepared on Ni-based single crystal super-alloys by low pressure plasma spraying (LPPS). The phases and microstructures for the coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, and the fracture toughness and micro-hardness for both coatings and substrate were also investigated. The relationship between coating properties and oxidation was analyzed. The result shows that elementary distribution of NiCoCrAlYTa coatings, which consist...

  7. Effect of alloying elements Zr,Cr,V on corrosion behavior of Ti-Ni-Nb shape memory alloy

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    In this paper, by testing anodic polarization curves of Ti-Ni-Nb based shape memory alloys, the stability of passive film was investigated after alloying with elements Zr,Cr,V. In artificial sea water (3.5%NaCl) and physiological solution (5%NaCl+0.1%H2O2), the results show that the alloying elements influence the corrosion behavior of Ti-Ni-Nb alloy. Generally, Zr improves the corrosion resistance of Ti-Ni-Nb alloy, Cr reduces its corrosion resistance and V does not change the property. (orig.)

  8. Compositional Development as a Function of Spray Distance in Unshrouded/Shrouded Plasma-Sprayed Cr3C2-NiCr Coatings

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    Matthews, S.

    2015-02-01

    Thermal spraying of Cr3C2-NiCr composites generates varying degrees of carbide dissolution into the Ni binder. During high-temperature exposure, the carbide dissolution zones precipitate high concentrations of small carbides which develop into finely structured networks. This raises the possibility of producing unique tailored carbide composite structures through the generation of controlled carbide dissolution and appropriate heat treatment. The first step in this process is to produce a supersaturated Ni-Cr-C solid solution from which the carbide phase could be precipitated. In a previous work, a broad range of plasma parameters were trialed to assess their effect on the degree of carbide dissolution at a fixed spray distance of 100 mm. The current two-part work builds on the most promising plasma parameters from those trials. Part 2 of this article series investigated the effect of spray distance on the compositional development in Cr3C2-NiCr coatings during high-energy plasma spraying. The coating compositions were analyzed in detail and quantified through Rietveld fitting of the coating XRD patterns. Coating microstructural features were correlated with the observed variations in composition. The effect of the spray parameters and spray distance on the equilibrium coating compositions is discussed.

  9. Influence of Cr/Zr doping on the electronic structure and hydrogen storage properties of the Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface: A first principles study

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    Highlights: • Cr/Zr substitution increases the activity of the Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface. • Cr/Zr atoms, especially Zr, are good candidates for improving hydrogen storage capacity of Mg2Ni. • Ni–M (M = Ni, Zr, Cr) bridge site is the most stable hydrogen adsorption site. - Abstract: The influences of Cr and Zr dopants on the electronic structure and the hydrogen adsorption of the Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface have been studied by using the first-principles method. The calculated results show that Cr/Zr substitutions increase the activity of the Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface, reduce the Ni–Mg and Ni–Ni interactions in Mg2Ni, and increase the hollow size between two atoms, which would aid hydrogen adsorption and further diffusion. As the hydrogen absorbs on clean Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface, three stable hydrogen absorption sites are determined: the top sites of the Ni atom as well as the Ni–Ni and Mg–Ni bridge sites. Substituting the Ni atoms on the Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surface with Cr or Zr increase the number of stable hydrogen adsorption sites, decrease the hydrogen adsorption energy, and improve the hydrogen storage capacity of Mg2Ni. For both clean and Cr/Zr-doped Mg2Ni (0 1 0) surfaces, the most stable adsorption site is the Ni–M (M = Ni, Cr, or Zr) bridge site. Density of states calculations show that the adsorption on Ni–M bridge site occurs from the overlap of the H 1s and M outermost s states. All of the calculated results show Zr and Cr atoms, especial Zr atom, to be good candidates for improving the hydrogen storage capacity of Mg2Ni

  10. Wear Micro-Mechanisms of Composite WC-Co/Cr - NiCrFeBSiC Coatings. Part I: Dry Sliding

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    D. Kekes; P. Psyllaki; M. Vardavoulias

    2014-01-01

    The influence of the cermet fraction in cermet/ metal composite coatings developed by High-Velocity Oxyfuel Flame (HVOF) spraying on their tribological behaviour was studied. Five series of coatings, each one containing different proportion of cermet-metal components, prepared by premixing commercially available feedstocks of NiCrFeBSiC metallic and WC-Co/Cr cermet powders were deposited on AISI 304 stainless steel substrate. The microstructure of as-sprayed coatings was characterized by part...

  11. Wear Micro-Mechanisms of Composite WC-Co/Cr - NiCrFeBSiC Coatings. Part II: Cavitation Erosion

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    D. Kekes; P. Psyllaki; M. Vardavoulias; Vekinis, G.

    2014-01-01

    Composite coatings with five different proportions of WC-Co/Cr and NiCrFeBSiC components were deposited on stainless steel by HVOF spraying. Cavitation erosion tests were performed and the material removal micro-mechanisms were identified by SEM of both the eroded areas and the specimens’ cross-sections. Waves’ propagation and deflection at the weak interfaces within the coatings resulted in local tensile stresses perpendicular to the interface direction that eventually led to material remova...

  12. An ab initio study on electronic and magnetic properties of Cr, V doped Cd and Zn nitrides for spintronic applications

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    Sirajuddeen, M. Mohamed Sheik; Banu, I. B. Shameem

    2016-05-01

    The half-metallic ferromagnetic property of Cr, V doped CdN and ZnN has been investigated by the electronic band structure calculations using Full Potential Linearized Augmented Plane Wave (FP-LAPW) method. The host compounds of CdN and ZnN were doped with Cr and V in the concentration of 37.5% to replace Cd and Zn atoms. The compounds CdN and ZnN doped with Cr are found to exhibit half-metallic ferromagnetism and the results are compared in GGA and GGA+U (Hubbard) method. In this present work, electronic band structure, density of states, magnetic properties and spin polarization were studied. The p-d hybridization in the doped transition metal-d bands and N-p bands that causes exchange splitting was discussed to bring out the differences in the half-metallic character of the doped compounds. The degree of half-metallic nature in terms of spin polarizations has been predicted for Cr-doped CdN and ZnN. The calculated magnetic moments for the doped compounds are found to increase with the increase in Hubbard potential U for Cr-doped compounds. The Cr-doped CdN and ZnN are found to exhibit direct band gap in spin down direction.

  13. Determination of Cr and Cd concentration adsorbed by chicken feathers; Determinacion de concentracion de Cr y Cd adsorbido por plumas de pollo

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    Lopez M, A.; Cuapio O, L.A.; Cardenas P, S.; Balcazar, M. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Jauregui, V.; Bonilla P, A. [ITA, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

    2008-07-01

    In this work the results of the samples analysis of chicken feathers are presented, used as adsorber of the heavy metals Cd and Cr present in water solutions with well-known concentrations of these metals. It was used the Neutron Activation Analysis technique (AAN), using the TRIGA Mark-III reactor of the Nuclear Center of Mexico. The obtained results they show the advantages of having a versatile installation for the analysis of this type of samples. By means of the analysis of the results, it was determined the feasibility of using chicken feathers like adsorber of these metals present in polluted waters, additionally, it was detected the presence of others polluting elements in the inputs to prepare the reference solutions as well as in the processes, so much of preparation of the feathers like of the metals adsorption. (Author)

  14. Austenite Formation from Martensite in a 13Cr6Ni2Mo Supermartensitic Stainless Steel

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    Bojack, A.; Zhao, L.; Morris, P. F.; Sietsma, J.

    2016-05-01

    The influence of austenitization treatment of a 13Cr6Ni2Mo supermartensitic stainless steel (X2CrNiMoV13-5-2) on austenite formation during reheating and on the fraction of austenite retained after tempering treatment is measured and analyzed. The results show the formation of austenite in two stages. This is probably due to inhomogeneous distribution of the austenite-stabilizing elements Ni and Mn, resulting from their slow diffusion from martensite into austenite and carbide and nitride dissolution during the second, higher temperature, stage. A better homogenization of the material causes an increase in the transformation temperatures for the martensite-to-austenite transformation and a lower retained austenite fraction with less variability after tempering. Furthermore, the martensite-to-austenite transformation was found to be incomplete at the target temperature of 1223 K (950 °C), which is influenced by the previous austenitization treatment and the heating rate. The activation energy for martensite-to-austenite transformation was determined by a modified Kissinger equation to be approximately 400 and 500 kJ/mol for the first and the second stages of transformation, respectively. Both values are much higher than the activation energy found during isothermal treatment in a previous study and are believed to be effective activation energies comprising the activation energies of both mechanisms involved, i.e., nucleation and growth.

  15. Stacking fault energy measurements in solid solution strengthened Ni-Cr-Fe alloys using synchrotron radiation

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    Unfried-Silgado, Jimy [Metals Characterization and Processing Laboratory, Brazilian Nanothecnology National Laboratory - CNPEM/ABTLuS, Caixa Postal 6192, CEP 13083-970, Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP, Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica FEM, Campinas (Brazil); Universidad Autonoma del Caribe, Grupo IMTEF, Ingenieria Mecanica, Barranquilla (Colombia); Wu, Leonardo [Metals Characterization and Processing Laboratory, Brazilian Nanothecnology National Laboratory - CNPEM/ABTLuS, Caixa Postal 6192, CEP 13083-970, Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Furlan Ferreira, Fabio [Universidade Federal do ABC, Centro de Ciencias Naturais e Humanas (CCNH), Sao Paulo (Brazil); Mario Garzon, Carlos [Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Fisica, Bogota (Colombia); Ramirez, Antonio J, E-mail: antonio.ramirez@lnnano.org.br [Metals Characterization and Processing Laboratory, Brazilian Nanothecnology National Laboratory - CNPEM/ABTLuS, Caixa Postal 6192, CEP 13083-970, Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2012-12-15

    The stacking fault energy (SFE) in a set of experimental Ni-Cr-Fe alloys was determined using line profile analysis on synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements. The methodology used here is supported by the Warren-Averbach calculations and the relationships among the stacking fault probability ({alpha}) and the mean-square microstrain (<{epsilon}{sup 2}{sub L}>). These parameters were obtained experimentally from cold-worked and annealed specimens extracted from the set of studied Ni-alloys. The obtained results show that the SFE in these alloys is strongly influenced by the kind and quantity of addition elements. Different effects due to the action of carbide-forming elements and the solid solution hardening elements on the SFE are discussed here. The simultaneous addition of Nb, Hf, and, Mo, in the studied Ni-Cr-Fe alloys have generated the stronger decreasing of the SFE. The relationships between SFE and the contributions on electronic structure from each element of additions were established.

  16. The low temperature magnetic properties of austenitic Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    The compositional dependence of the Neel temperature has been studied, from data derived by different techniques and by various authors, for 30 austenitic stainless steels or special Fe-Cr-Ni alloys whose compositions fall near the range of the AISI 300 series. A linear relationship enables the predicted Neel temperature, Tsub(N) to be evaluated with an rms deviation of 3.5 K on the basis of the wt% of alloy constituents. The effect of alloying elements in lowering the calculated value, T*sub(N), increases in the order Ci, Ni, Mo, and Si, while Mn is unique in raising T*sub(N). By comparing this equation for T*sub(N) with previous equations to predict the onset of a martensitic phase change at a temperature Msub(s), it is concluded that isotherms for Msub(s) in ternary Fe-Cr-Ni alloys should also be parallel to the tangent to the boundary between fcc and bcc phases calculated from thermodynamic data. This conclusion is discussed with reference to results obtained by other workers. The significance of the results is discussed in terms of the application of stainless steel in magnetic environments at low temperatures. (author)

  17. Influence of fatigue on the nanohardness of NiTiCr-wires

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    Frotscher, M. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; Young, M. L. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; Bei, Hongbin [ORNL; George, Easo P [ORNL; Neuking, K. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; Eggeler, G. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

    2009-01-01

    Testing parameters, such as rotational speed and bending radius, have a strong influence on the fatigue life of pseudoelastic NiTi shape-memory alloys during bending rotation fatigue (BRF) experiments [M. F. X. Wagner, Int. J. Mat. Res. 97 (2006), p. 1687-1696. and M. Frotscher, et al., Thermomechanical processing, microstructure and bending rotation fatigue of ultra-fine grained NiTiCr-wires, Proceedings of the International Conference for Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST 2007), Tsukuba, Japan, ASM International, (2008), p. 149-158.]. Previous studies showed a decrease in the fatigue life for smaller bending radius (i.e. higher equivalent strain) and larger rotational speed. This observation is associated with an increase of dislocation density, the stabilization of stressinduced martensite during cycling, and an increase of the plateau stresses due to self-heating. In the present study, we examine the influence of these fatigue parameters on the nanohardness and shape recovery of pseudoelastic NiTiCr shape-memory alloy wires by nanoindentation. We show that nanoindentation is a suitable method for the characterization of fatigue-related microstructural changes, which affect the mechanical properties.

  18. Prediction about precipitation sequence in 18Cr-8Ni steel by system free energy method

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    Toda, Y.; Abe, F. [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba (Japan)

    2008-07-01

    The applicability of theoretical energy analysis to the evolution of microstructures in heat-resistant steels was explored by using the system free energy method to predict the precipitation of M{sub 23}C{sub 6} (where M means metallic alloying element) carbide and {sigma} phase within grains in 18Cr-8Ni austenitic steels. The chemical free energy of Fe-CCr- Ni quaternary steel and the interfacial and elastic strain energies between austenitic ({gamma}) matrix and the M{sub 23}C{sub 6} and o phase were estimated for the system free energy of microstructures wherein coherent or incoherent M{sub 23}C{sub 6} and the incoherent {sigma} phase were precipitated within {gamma} grains. By identifying the minimum-energy path through a determination of system free energy hierarchies, the precipitation initiation curves of precipitates in Fe-0.07C-18.95Cr-9.57Ni steel for temperatures between 823-973 K were theoretically predicted. The calculated curves agreed well with experimental results for Type 304H austenitic steels; this suggests that the system free energy method is suitable for predicting the evolution of microstructures in heatresistant steels. (orig.)

  19. Influence of carbon, phosphorus and sulfur on thermoelectric power of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    The mechanical properties of cast duplex stainless steel, which is used for main coolant pipes of pressurized water reactor type nuclear power plants, change due to thermal aging. Therefore it is advisable to evaluate these changes non-destructively for the maintenance of the plant components. In previous studies, it has been shown that thermoelectric power (TEP) measurement is an effective method for evaluating thermal aging of cast duplex stainless steel, and the change in TEP is explained qualitatively by Cr concentration fluctuation in the ferrite phase. But the TEP estimated by this model is different from the measured one. One of the reasons for this difference is considered to be the influence of other elements added in cast duplex stainless steel. In this study, the influence of C, P and S contained in stainless steel on TEP was investigated experimentally by measuring TEP of model alloys, which were Fe-Cr-Ni alloys containing one of the low elements (C, P and S). The TEP of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys decreased as C concentration increased but did not change by fluctuations of P or S in the range specified in JIS SCS14A. The rate of change of TEP by C concentration was -4.6μ V/degC(wt%); the negative inclination agreed with the previous studies, but the absolute value was a little smaller. (author)

  20. Correlation patterns of Ti, V, Cr, As, Cd, Sb and Pb in Bavarian mosses Hypnum cupressiforme

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    Since 1981, the Bavarian State Office for Environmental Protection has been operating a biomonitoring network of epiphytic mosses Hypnum cupressiforme which is located on a regular grid with distances 16 km. About 300 moss specimens are collected yearly (since 1991 every second year) at the end of the vegetation period, and the content of trace metals in the dry substance is measured. In order to gain insight on main sources of metal pollution in Bavaria, correlation patterns between the metals Ti, V, Cr, As, Cd, Sb, Hg, and Ph were analyzed. The year-specific correlation coefficients for each pair of metals reveal the following behavior consistently over years: Within each pair out of the metals Ti, V, Cr, and As there is a strong and consistent linear relationship; Hg and Cd do not correlate with any other metal; Pb and Sb show moderate correlations to the rest of the metals except Hg and Cd. Higher-dimensional correlation patterns were studied by means of principal component analysis with varimax rotation. Results are presented for the 1984 and 1995 data with the Hg variable excluded, results from the rest of the years were similar. At least 82% of the variance could be explained by three principal components. The following three factors were extracted by varimax rotation from both data sets: one factor with similar loadings for Ti, V, Cr, and As; one factor loading highly on both Sb and Pb; one factor representing mainly Cd. The spatial distribution of the first factor integrates the common gradient with high values in the North-East of Bavaria, indicating that industrial and domestic lignite combustion in the adjacent regions is an important source of those metals. (author)

  1. Thermodynamic Modelling of Fe-Cr-Ni-Spinel Formation at the Light-Water Reactor Conditions

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    Kurepin, V.A.; Kulik, D.A.; Hitpold, A.; Nicolet, M

    2002-03-01

    In the light water reactors (LWR), the neutron activation and transport of corrosion products is of concern in the context of minimizing the radiation doses received by the personnel during maintenance works. A practically useful model for transport and deposition of the stainless steel corrosion products in LWR can only be based on an improved understanding of chemical processes, in particular, on the attainment of equilibrium in this hydrothermal system, which can be described by means of a thermodynamic solid-solution -aqueous-solution (SSAS) model. In this contribution, a new thermodynamic model for a Fe-Cr-Ni multi-component spinel solid solutions was developed that considers thermodynamic consequences of cation interactions in both spinel sub-Iattices. The obtained standard thermodynamic properties of two ferrite and two chromite end-members and their mixing parameters at 90 bar pressure and 290 *c temperature predict a large miscibility gap between (Fe,Ni) chromite and (Fe,Ni) ferrite phases. Together with the SUPCRT92-98 thermo- dynamic database for aqueous species, the 'spinel' thermodynamic dataset was applied to modeling oxidation of austenitic stainless steel in hydrothermal water at 290*C and 90 bar using the Gibbs energy minimization (GEM) algorithm, implemented in the GEMS-PSI code. Firstly, the equilibrium compositions of steel oxidation products were modelIed as function of oxygen fugacity .fO{sub 2} by incremental additions of O{sub 2} in H{sub 2}O-free system Cr-Fe- Ni-O. Secondly, oxidation of corrosion products in the Fe-Cr-Ni-O-H aquatic system was modelIed at different initial solid/water ratios. It is demonstrated that in the transition region from hydrogen regime to oxygen regime, the most significant changes in composition of two spinel-oxide phases (chromite and ferrite) and hematite must take place. Under more reduced conditions, the Fe-rich ferrite (magnetite) and Ni-poor chromite phases co-exist at equilibrium with a metal Ni

  2. First-principles calculations of energetics of sigma phase formation and thermodynamic modelling in Fe-Ni-Cr system

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    A combination of full-potential linear augmented plane-wave (FLAPW) electronic structure method (for elemental constituents) with simpler linear muffin-tin orbital method in the atomic-sphere approximation (LMTO-ASA method, for mixtures) was employed for nickel systems (Ni-Fe and Ni-Cr) to calculate the energy of formation of sigma phase with respect to standard element reference (SER) structures of pure constituents. In all cases, the optimisation of the equilibrium volume of sigma phase and of the SER structures was performed. Calculated energies of formation of sigma phase with respect to SER state of pure constituents in Ni-Cr and Ni-Fe systems were compared with the results of thermodynamic modelling. Phase diagram of ternary Fe-Ni-Cr system determined with the help of ab initio calculated sigma phase parameters in pure elements are in a good agreement with experimental data. Enthalpies of formation of sigma phase in Ni-Cr and in Fe-Ni systems obtained by thermodynamic modelling agree reasonably well with the energy of formation in these systems, calculated ab initio

  3. Structure-property-correlation in laser surface alloyed AISI 304 stainless steel with WC + Ni + NiCr

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    Anandan, S. [Dept. of Met. and Mat. Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Pityana, Sisa [National Laser Centre, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria (South Africa); Dutta Majumdar, J., E-mail: jyotsna@metal.iitkgp.ernet.in [Dept. of Met. and Mat. Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

    2012-02-28

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optimization of process parameters for development of WC dispersed composite with Ni + NiCr as binder. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Development of fine grained {gamma}-stainless steel with the dispersion of very fine carbides (WC, W{sub 2}C, M{sub 6}C and M{sub 23}C{sub 6}). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A significantly improved microhardness of the top surface (to 700-1350 VHN) as compared to as-received matrix (220 VHN) and its correlation with microstructures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Detailed microstructural evolution of the alloyed zone and its correlation with process parameters. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Graded hardness distribution is achieved when lased with a low scan speed. - Abstract: The present study concerns a detailed investigation of the characteristics and properties of the alloyed zone formed in laser surface alloyed AISI 304 stainless steel with WC + Ni + NiCr (in the ratio of 70:15:15). Laser surface alloying has been carried out using a 5 kW continuous wave (CW) Nd:YAG laser (at a beam diameter of 4 mm), with the output power ranging from 1 to 3 kW and scan speed from 0.005 m/s to 0.1 m/s by simultaneous feeding of precursor powder (at a flow rate of 20 mg/s) and using Ar shroud at a gas flow rate of 5 l/min. The effect of laser power and scan speed on the characteristics of the surface alloyed layer (microstructures, phases and composition) and property (microhardness) have been investigated in details. Laser surface alloying leads to development of fine grained {gamma}-stainless steel with the dispersion of WC, W{sub 2}C, M{sub 6}C and M{sub 23}C{sub 6}. The microhardness of the alloyed zone is significantly improved to a maximum value of 1350 VHN as compared to 220 VHN of as-received {gamma}-stainless steel. The optimum parameters for laser processing were derived.

  4. Degradation of free-standing air plasma sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings by vanadium and phosphorus pentoxides

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    Mohan, P.; Patterson, T.; Desai, V.H.; Sohn, Y.H. [University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (USA)

    2008-12-15

    Use of alternative and/or low-cost fuels such as syngas, petcoke and coal/petcoke blend in gas turbine engines requires a thorough understanding in high temperature degradation of protective coatings. Deleterious combustion by-products can deposit, adhere, melt and degrade the protective coatings and underlying structural substrates. In this investigation, degradation of air plasma sprayed (APS) free-standing CoNiCrAlY coatings in contact with two different corrosive oxide contaminants, namely V{sub 2}O{sub 5} and P{sub 2}O{sub 5} were examined at high temperature. Different degradation mechanisms were observed from V{sub 2}O{sub 5} melt interaction with CoNiCrAlY at 700{sup o}C and 900{sup o}C. At 700{sup o}C, formation of chromium-aluminum orthovanadate (CrAl)VO{sub 4} was observed with no evidence of severe degradation. However, at 900{sup o}C, extensive dissolution of CoNiCrAlY constituents by V{sub 2}O{sub 5} was found with reaction products such as nickel-cobalt orthovanadate (Ni,CO){sub 3}(VO{sub 4}){sub 2}) and (Ni,Co)(Al,Cr){sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel. Interaction of P{sub 2}O{sub 5} melt with CoNiCrAlY at 350{sup o}C for 2 h revealed the extensive consumption of constituents through formation of polyphosphate compounds such as (Ni,Co)(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}) and (Cr,Al)(PO{sub 3}){sub 3}).

  5. Feasibility of constructed wetland planted with Leersia hexandra Swartz for removing Cr, Cu and Ni from electroplating wastewater.

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    You, Shao-Hong; Zhang, Xue-Hong; Liu, Jie; Zhu, Yi-Nian; Gu, Chen

    2014-01-01

    As a low-cost treatment technology for effluent, the constructed wetlands can be applied to remove the heavy metals from wastewater. Leersia hexandra Swartz is a metal-accumulating hygrophyte with great potential to remove heavy metal from water. In this study, two pilot-scale constructed wetlands planted with L. hexandra (CWL) were set up in greenhouse to treat electroplating wastewater containing Cr, Cu and Ni. The treatment performance of CWL under different hydraulic loading rates (HLR) and initial metal concentrations were also evaluated. The results showed that CWL significantly reduced the concentrations of Cr, Cu and Ni in wastewater by 84.4%, 97.1% and 94.3%, respectively. High HLR decreased the removal efficiencies of Cr, Cu and Ni; however, the heavy metal concentrations in effluent met Emission Standard of Pollutants for Electroplating in China (ESPE) at HLR less than 0.3 m3/m2 d. For the influent of 5 mg/L Cr, 10 mg/L Cu and 8 mg/L Ni, effluent concentrations were below maximum allowable concentrations in ESPE, indicating that the removal of Cr, Cu and Ni by CWL was feasible at considerably high influent metal concentrations. Mass balance showed that the primary sink for the retention of contaminants within the constructed wetland system was the sediment, which accounted for 59.5%, 83.5%, and 73.9% of the Cr, Cu and Ni, respectively. The data from the pilot wetlands support the view that CWL could be used to successfully remove Cr, Cu and Ni from electroplating wastewater. PMID:24600856

  6. Physical and mechanical properties of the nanocomposite and combined Ti-N-Si /WC-Co-Cr and Ti-N-Si/(CR3C2)75-(NiCr)25 coatings

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    O.V. Kolisnichenko; N.A. Makhmudov; N.K. Erdybayeva; Beresnev, V. M.; G.V. Kirik; A.V. Pshyk; A.P. Shypylenko; M.V. Kaverin; M.V. Il’yashenko; A.D. Pogrebnjak; Yu.N. Tyurin; A.P.Shpak

    2009-01-01

    Two types of the combined nanocomposite coatings (Ti-N-Si /WC-Co-Cr and Ti-N-Si/ (Cr3C2Ni)75-(NiCr)25) of 160-320 μm thickness were produced using two deposition techniques: the cumulative-detonation and the vacuum-arc deposition with the high-frequency discharge. This gives the possibility (using the combined coatings) to restore the size of worn areas of the tools and demonstrate the high corrosion and wear resistance, to increase the hardness, modulus of elasticity, and plasticity index. C...

  7. Low friction coefficient coatings Ni-Cr by magnetron sputtering, DC

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    Morales-Hernández, Jorge

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Magnetron Sputter Deposition technique with DC was used for the deposition of Ni-Cr coatings on AISI 316 SS like substrate. The cathode with a nominal composition Ni-22 at% Cr was prepared by Mechanical Alloying (MA technique, with a maximum milling time of 16 hours and, with a high energy SPEX 8000 mill. The coatings were made under Argon atmosphere at room temperature with a power of 100 W at different times of growth. Chemical composition, microstructure, topography, nanohardness and wear of the coatings were evaluated using the techniques of microanalysis by energy dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDAX, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM, Nano-indentation and pin-on-Disk, respectively. After milling, was not detected contamination in the mixtures. XRD analysis revealed that the microstructure of the Ni-Cr alloy was maintained in the coatings with respect to MA powders, with some degree of recrystallization. Nanohardness values were in the order of 8.8 GPa with a Young’s modulus of 195 GPa. The adhesion of the films was evaluated according to their resistance to fracture when these were indented at different loads using Vickers microhardness. The wear test results showed a decrease in the friction coefficient with respect to the increase of thickness’ films, getting a minimum value of 0.08 with a thickness of 1 μm and which correspond with the maximum growing time.La técnica de Deposición por Chisporroteo Magnético (Magnetron Sputtering con el proceso DC, fue usado para la deposición de los recubrimientos de Ni-Cr sobre acero inoxidable AISI 316 como sustrato. El cátodo con una composición nominal Ni-22 at% Cr fue preparado por la técnica de Aleado Mecánico (AM, con un tiempo máximo de molienda de 16 horas y con un molino de alta energía tipo SPEX 8000. Las películas se realizaron bajo una atmósfera de argón a temperatura ambiente con una potencia de 100 W a diferentes tiempos de crecimiento. La composición qu

  8. Electron level investigation on strengthening mechanism of 23MnNiMoCr54 steel by Mo%Mo强化23MnNiMoCr54钢机理的电子层次研究

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    孙跃军; 李擎宇; 李思南; 崔润达

    2013-01-01

    利用固体与分子经验电子理论(EET),计算23MnNiMoCr54钢中温回火组织特征相的电子结构参数.根据固溶强化作用因子和界面强化系数的计算结果,从电子层次研究了Mo强化23MnNiMoCr54钢的微观机理.结果表明:对于23MnNiMoCr54钢中温回火组织,Mo主要强化了α-Fe-C结构单元,对界面强度影响不大.%Electron structure parameters of 23MnNiMoCr54 in medium temperature tempered state were calculated by employing empirical electron theory of solids and molecules (EET). Based on the calculating results of solid solution strengthening gene and interface strengthening coefficient, the strengthening mechanism of Mo on 23MnNiMoCr54 steel was investigated. The calculating results show that the main effect of Mo is to strengthen α-Fe-C unit in tempered microstructure and almost no contributions to interface strength.

  9. Study on Wire Material Selection in the welding of 06Cr13 Heat Exchange Tube and 06Cr19Ni10 Tube Sheet%06Cr13换热钢管与06Cr19Ni10管板焊材选择试验研究

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    张莹莹; 纪强; 王娜; 张岚

    2014-01-01

    ER316L,ER309L and ERNiCr-3 welding wires were respectively used in GTAW welding of 06Cr13 heat exchange tube and 06Cr19Ni10 tube sheet. Then the welding seams were tested by using PT, Leica microscope and Vickers hardness tester. The results show that, when using ER316L as wire material, the welding seam has no cracks ,and has the best weld organization.%使用ER316L、ER309L及ERNiCr-3焊丝对06Cr13换热钢管与06Cr19Ni10管板进行平缝GTAW管头自动焊接,通过PT、Leica显微镜和维氏硬度等方法检测,06Cr13换热钢管与06Cr19Ni10管板使用ER316L焊丝进行焊接时,焊缝没有裂纹,组织性能最优,说明试验所选焊接工艺参数是合理的,ERNiCr-3焊丝焊后试件存在裂纹,试验不合格。

  10. Fatigue Property Study of 05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb Steel Weld Joints%05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb钢焊接接头的疲劳性能

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    刘福广; 李振伟; 冯琳杰; 李太江; 王琦; 王彩侠; 李巍

    2013-01-01

    Fatigue property of 05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb steel used for last stage rotor blade of steam turbine weld joints was studied by means of four-point-bending fatigue test and S-N curve was obtained, compared with parent material at the same time. Results showed that conditional fatigue limit of o5Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb steel weld joints can reach 90%of parent metal using optimized weld and post weld heat treatment process. SEM observation of fracture surface of fatigue specimen showed that the micro-defect at surface or near surface and microstructure heterogeneity are the main influence factors of 05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb weld joints fatigue property.%采用四点弯曲疲劳试验方法,研究了05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb汽轮机低压末级动叶片用钢焊接接头的疲劳性能,绘制了该钢焊接接头的S-N曲线,并与05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb钢母材进行了对比。研究结果表明,采用优化的焊接、热处理工艺,05Cr17Ni4CuNb钢焊接接头的条件疲劳极限可以达到母材的90%以上。疲劳试样断口的扫描电子显微镜观察发现,焊缝表面或近表面的显微缺陷及接头的组织不均匀性是影响05Cr17Ni4Cu4Nb钢焊接接头接头疲劳性能的主要因素。

  11. Microstructural effects of high temperature thermal treatment in Fe--Cr--Ni austenitic stainless steels

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    A study was undertaken to determine the effects of various thermal treatments on the microstructure of eight experimental stainless steel alloys. Seven of the 50-lb (23-kg) consumable--electrode vacuum--melted heats were Fe--Cr--Ni ternaries that vary in composition from 10 percent Ni--19 percent Cr to 19 percent Ni--24 percent Cr, while the eighth was a quaternary containing 3.5 wt percent Mn. High-purity starting stock and careful melting procedures produced compositions with low residual element contents e.g., (in ppM), P, 5--15; C, 40--60; S, 40--55; H, 10--35; N, 20--100; and O, 100--350. The cast ingots were extruded at 11000C to 1.5-in.-dia bar, portions of which were subsequently either forged and hot rolled to plate or swaged at room temperature to 9/32-in.-dia rod. Only portions of the swaged rod were used in the present thermal treatment study. 3/8-in. lengths of each heat were heat treated in vacuum for 1 h at each of the following temperatures: 900, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, and 12500C. A transverse section of each specimen was prepared for metallographic examination and etched with 50 HCl--10 HNO3 to reveal the general microstructure, and with boiling Murakami's reagent to reveal delta-ferrite. The grain size in each specimen was estimated by comparison with ASTM Standard Grain Size overlays. Additionally, DPH transverses were taken across each specimen, andthe amount of ferromagnetic phase (delta-ferrite and/or martensite) in each was determined by use of a Magne-Gage. 20 figs

  12. Thermal aging modeling and validation on the Mo containing Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Yang, Ying [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Tan, Lizhen [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Busby, Jeremy T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Thermodynamics of intermetallic phases in Fe-rich Fe-Cr-Ni-Mo alloys is critical knowledge to understand thermal aging effect on the phase stability of Mo-containing austenitic steels, which subsequently facilitates alloy design/improvement and degradation mitigation of these materials for reactor applications. Among the intermetallic phases, Chi (χ), Laves, and Sigma (σ) are often of concern because of their tendency to cause embrittlement of the materials. The focus of this study is thermal stability of the Chi and Laves phases as they were less studied compared to the Sigma phase. Coupled with thermodynamic modeling, thermal stability of intermetallic phases in Mo containing Fe-Cr-Ni alloys was investigated at 1000, 850 and 700 C for different annealing times. The morphologies, compositions and crystal structures of the precipitates of the intermetallic phases were carefully examined by scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. Three key findings resulted from this study. First, the Chi phase is stable at high temperature, and with decreasing temperature it transforms into the Laves phase that is stable at low temperature. Secondly, Cr, Mo, Ni are soluble in both the Chi and Laves phases, with the solubility of Mo playing a major role in the relative stability of the intermetallic phases. Thirdly, in situ transformation from Chi phase to Laves phase was directly observed, which increased the local strain field, generated dislocations in the intermetallic phases, and altered the precipitate phase orientation relationship with the austenitic matrix. The thermodynamic models that were developed and validated were then applied to evaluating the effect of Mo on the thermal stability of intermetallic phases in type 316 and NF709 stainless steels.

  13. Co, Cr and Ni contents in soils and plants from a serpentinite quarry

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    Lago-Vila, M.; Arenas-Lago, D.; Rodríguez-Seijo, A.; Couce, M. L. Andrade; Vega, F. A.

    2014-12-01

    Several soils developed on the former serpentinite quarry of Penas Albas (Moeche, Galicia, NW Spain) were studied, together with the vegetation growing spontaneously over them. The aim of this work was to identify the bioavailability of heavy metals and to evaluate the potential of spontaneous vegetation for the phytoremediation and/or phytostabilisation of these areas. The pH of the soils ranges from neutral to basic, with very low organic matter and nitrogen contents. There are imbalances between exchangeable cations that can strongly limit plant production. Moreover, in all of the soils there are high levels of Co, Cr and Ni (> 70, > 1500, and > 1325 mg kg-1, respectively). They exceed the intervention limits indicated in different guides. Different soil extractions were performed in order to evaluate bioavailability. CaCl2 0.01 M is the most effective extraction reagent, although the reagent that best predicts plant availability is the mixture of low molecular weight organic acids. Festuca rubra, L. is the spontaneous plant growing in the soils that accumulates the highest amount of the metals, both in shoot and roots. Festuca also has the highest translocation factor values, although they are only > 1 for Cr. The bioconcentration factor is > 1 in all of the cases, except in the shoot of Juncus sp. for Co and Ni. The results indicate that Festuca is a phytostabilizer of Co and Ni and an accumulator of Cr, while Juncus sp. is suitable for phytostabilization. Both of the studied species contribute towards the phytostabilisation of the soils and their recovery, improving their characteristics and making it possible to start planting other species.

  14. The kinetics of cathodic oxygen reduction on thin films on Ni-Cr-Mo (W) alloys

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    The kinetics of cathodic oxygen reduction is important to the evolution of crevice corrosion of Ni-Cr-Mo (W) alloys in high temperature brines. Various electrochemical and surface analytical techniques are being employed to investigate these kinetics on oxide-covered Alloy 22 surfaces and the film properties. Potential step experiments demonstrate that steady state currents depend on temperature and applied potential. The oxygen reduction currents were significantly suppressed by the growth of a passive film. Cyclic voltammetric experiments were conducted on surfaces pre-oxidized at different potentials throughout the passive region (-0.6 V to 0.6 V vs. Ag/AgCl) and temperatures (30oC - 90oC) in 5 mol L-1 NaCl solution. The data demonstrate that the kinetics of oxygen reduction depend on both temperature and pre-oxidation potential. Oxygen reduction currents are strongly suppressed in the passive region, but revived as the potential approaches the transpassive region (> 0.4V). With increasing temperature, the passive current increases suggesting a decrease in film resistance. TOF-SIMS depth profiles show a two-layer structure for the oxide film, with an inner region enriched in Cr2O3, NiO, MoO2, WO2, and an outer region of Cr(OH)3, Ni(OH)2, MoO3, and WO3. The thickness of the film increases with applied potential. EIS measurements show the film resistance reaches a maximum value in the passive region. (author)

  15. Production of Nanocrystalline Ni-20Cr Coatings for High-Temperature Applications

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    Kumar, Manoj; Singh, Harpreet; Singh, Narinder

    2014-04-01

    Presynthesized nanocrystalline Ni-20Cr powder was deposited on SA 516 and T91 boiler steels by a high-velocity oxy-fuel spraying process. Ni-20Cr powder was synthesized by the ball milling approach. The high-temperature oxidation behavior of bare and coated samples was then studied under cyclic isothermal conditions at 900 °C for 50 cycles. The kinetics of oxidation was established using weight change measurements for the bare and coated boiler steels. Uncoated and coated samples of T91 steel were exposed to the superheated zone of a power plant boiler at 750 °C under cyclic conditions for 15 cycles. Each cycle consisted of 100 h of heating followed by 1 h of cooling. Attempts were made to study the kinetics of erosion-corrosion using weight change and thickness loss data for the samples. Different characterization techniques were used to study the oxidized and eroded-corroded samples, including x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and x-ray mapping analyses. The Ni-20Cr alloy powder coating was found to offer excellent oxidation resistance to the base steels and was successful in reducing the weight gain of SA 516 steel by 98.5 % and that of T91 steel by 65 %. The coating was observed to reduce the erosion-corrosion rate of T91 steel by 86 % in terms of thickness loss. This indicates that the investigated nanostructured coating can be a better choice over conventional coating for erosion-corrosion control of boiler tubes.

  16. APFIM investigations on site occupancies of the ternary alloying elements Cr, Fe, and Re in NiAl

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    The site occupancies of the transition metals Cr, Fe, and Re dissolved in NiAl of stoichiometric composition have been determined by atomic layer resolved atom probe field-ion microscopy (APFIM). The investigations were supported by X-ray diffraction studies to evaluate the lattice parameters. These are influenced by atomic size effects and constitutional lattice defects like Ni antistructure atoms in the Al sublattice and vacancies in the Ni sublattice. The APFIM results were compared with ALCHEMI data and calculated site preference energies published in the literature. Chromium additions to stoichiometric NiAl with 0.8 at% in solid solution exhibit a strong preference for Al sites. The lattice parameter of NiAl(Cr) solid solution is decreased. Iron atoms dissolved in higher concentrations of 5 at % in NiAl are almost equally distributed within both sublattices. They are possessing a weak preference for Al sites, which causes a lattice expansion of NiAl(Fe) solid solution. ALCHEMI results and site preference energy data show a strong site preference of Cr atoms for the Al sublattice. In contrast, iron atoms exhibit a weak site preference for Ni sites depending upon the stoichiometry of the NiAl host lattice. Re solutes in low concentrations of about 0.2 at % in NiAl possess a strong site preference for the Ni sublattice. The increase of the lattice parameter of NiAl(Re) is due to the pronounced size effect of Re atoms. For these species no ALCHEMI and site preference energy data are available in the literature

  17. Thermomechanical treatment for improved neutron irradiation resistance of austenitic alloy (Fe-21Cr-32Ni)

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    An optimized thermomechanical treatment (TMT) applied to austenitic alloy 800H (Fe-21Cr-32Ni) had shown significant improvements in corrosion resistance and basic mechanical properties. This study examined its effect on radiation resistance by irradiating both the solution-annealed (SA) and TMT samples at 500 deg C for 3 dpa. Microstructural characterization using transmission electron microscopy revealed that the radiation-induced Frank loops, voids, and y'-Ni3(Ti,Al) precipitates had similar sizes between the SA and TMT samples. The amounts of radiation-induced defects and more significantly y' precipitates, however, were reduced in the TMT samples. These reductions would approximately reduce by 40.9% the radiation hardening compared to the SA samples. This study indicates that optimized-TMT is an economical approach for effective overall property improvements.

  18. Thermomechanical treatment for improved neutron irradiation resistance of austenitic alloy (Fe-21Cr-32Ni)

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    L. Tan; J. T. Busby; H. J. M. Chichester; K. Sridharan; T. R. Allen

    2013-06-01

    An optimized thermomechanical treatment (TMT) applied to austenitic alloy 800H (Fe-21Cr-32Ni) had shown significant improvements in corrosion resistance and basic mechanical properties. This study examined its effect on radiation resistance by irradiating both the solution-annealed (SA) and TMT samples at 500 degrees C for 3 dpa. Microstructural characterization using transmission electron microscopy revealed that the radiation-induced Frank loops, voids, and y'-Ni3(Ti,Al) precipitates had similar sizes between the SA and TMT samples. The amounts of radiation-induced defects and more significantly y' precipitates, however, were reduced in the TMT samples. These reductions would approximately reduce by 40.9% the radiation hardening compared to the SA samples. This study indicates that optimized-TMT is an economical approach for effective overall property improvements.

  19. Structural and electrical properties of stable ni/cr thin films

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    Au, C. L.; Jackson, M. A.; Anderson, W. A.

    1987-07-01

    The electrical and structural properties of nickel-chrome (NiCr) thin film resistors were studied for the effect of post-deposition annealing on stability. The temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of sheet resistivities in the range of 100 to 200 Ω/□ could be improved by both air and vacuum annealing to achieve 5 ± 5 ppm/°C over the temperature range of -180° C to +100° C. With stability tests, air annealing proved to be more favorable for stable TCR. Studies via SIMS and ESCA identified surface segregation of Cr whereas TEM micrographs revealed correlating structural transformation of the films upon annealing. An intentional impurity, Si, played an important role in achieving a low TCR.

  20. Precipitation kinetics in austenitic 18Cr-30Ni-Nb cast steel

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    M. Garbiak

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The study presents the results of investigations on the precipitation kinetics in austenitic 18%Cr-30%Ni cast steel stabilised with an addition of 1.84 wt% niobium. Phase analysis of isolates extracted from the alloy subjected to annealing within the temperature range of 600–1000oC during 10–1000 h was made. The phase constitution of the isolates mainly comprised niobium carbides of the NbC type and complex chromium carbides of the Cr23C6 type. In specimens annealed within the temperature range of 700–900oC, a high-silicon G phase was additionally identified. The highest kinetics of the precipitation process was recorded after annealing at the temperatures of 800 and 900oC.

  1. Characteristics of centrifugally cast GX25CrNiSi18-9 steel

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of microstructural examinations of the industrial heat-resistant centrifugally cast GX25CrNiSi18-9 steel characterised by increased content of Cu. The study included changes in the microstructure of base cast steel respective of the steel held at a temperature of 900 and 950°C for 48 hours. Based on the results obtained, an increase in microhardness of the examined cast steel matrix with increasing temperature was stated, which was probably caused by fine precipitates enriched in Cr, Mo, and C forming inside the matrix grains.The layer of scale formed on the tested cast steel oxidised in the atmosphere of air at 900 and 950°C was characterised by an increased tendency to degradation with increasing temperature of the conducted tests.

  2. Hardness of 12Cr-8Mo ferritic steels irradiated by Ni ions

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    12Cr-8Mo and 12Cr-8Mo-0.1Y2O3 ferritic steels were irradiated with 4-MeV Ni3+ ions up to 300 dpa at 525 C. Microstructural evolution was examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and mechanical properties were evaluated with a depth-sensing ultra-low load indentation hardness tester at room temperature with a maximum load of 1 gf. Effects of aging at 650 C for 115 h and heat treatment at 525 C for 50 h were also investigated. TEM observations reveal that these steels exhibit no void swelling in the present irradiation condition. Aging and heat treatment induces precipitation of Laves phase and ion-irradiation enhances precipitation. The induction and enhancement of precipitation strengthened the specimens. (orig.)

  3. Percentage of toxic trace elements; Pb, Cr and Cd in certain plastic toys, Isfahan City

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    F Kavehzadeh

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Recent investigations have detected the presence of significant levels of heavy metals (chromium, lead and cadmium in toys and other PVC products manufactured for children. In some countries, addition of compounds containing toxic metals to toys are limited or prohibited. Methods: To evaluate the safety of some of the plastic toys in the city of Isfahan with respect to toxic trace metals, pb, cr and cd, 75 samples of three types of toys were collected from the toy shop’s and were digested with acid with the two methods ISIRI and ASTM. The heavy metals were determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Variance analysis and T-test were used for data analysis. Results: The result of the study showed that the products tested contained lead, chromium and cadmium and the highest and lowest concentration were related to Pb and Cd, respectively. The statistical analysis of the samples showed that there are no significant differences between ASTM and ISIRI digestion methods. The study revealed that none of the heavy metals in the toy samples exceeded the recommended standard levels. Highest average concentration of Pb and Cd were related to toys with green color and the highest Cr concentration was related to yellow toys in this study. Conclusion: Extensive studies are required to evaluate the quality of the toys being used by children and the toxic trace elements should be eliminated from the plastic materials used for making toys.

  4. Complement receptors type 1 (CR1, CD35) and 2 (CR2, CD21) cooperate in the binding of hydrolyzed complement factor 3 (C3i) to human B lymphocytes

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    Leslie, Robert Graham Quinton; Prodinger, Wolfgang Maria; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2003-01-01

    The C3b-binding receptor, CR1/CD35, supports CR2/CD21-mediated activation of complement by human B lymphocytes, possibly by associating with CR2 to promote or stabilize the binding of hydrolyzed C3 (C3i), the primary component of the AP convertase, C3i-Bb. To evaluate this hypothesis, we examined...... CR1 and CR2, operating independently, differed ca. 9-fold (k(1)=193+/-9.4 and 22.2+/-6.0 x 10(3) M(-1)s(-1), respectively). Equilibrium binding of C3i to B lymphocytes was also complex, varying in strength by ca. 13-fold over the C3i concentration range examined. The maximum association constant (K...

  5. Effects of Cr - Ni 18/9 Austenitic Cast Steel Modification by Mischmetal

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    Gajewski, M; J. Kasińska

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the results of Cr - Ni 18/9 austenitic cast steel modifications by mischmetal. The study was conducted on industrial melts. Cast steel was melted in an electric induction furnace with a capacity of 2000 kg and a basic lining crucible. .The mischmetal was introduced into the ladle during tapping of the cast steel from the furnace. The effectiveness of modification was examined with the carbon content of 0.1% and the presence of δ ferrite in the structure of cast steel stabi...

  6. Basic creep models for 25Cr20NiNbN austenitic stainless steels

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    Sandström, Rolf; Farooq, Muhammad; Zurek, Joanna

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    Basic models for solid solution and precipitation hardening during creep are presented for the austenitic stainless steels 25Cr20NiNbN (TP310HNbN, HR3C, DMV310N). The solid solution hardening is a result of the formation of Cottrell clouds of solutes around the dislocations. In addition to slowing down the creep, the solutes increase the activation energy for creep. The increase in activation energy corresponds to the maximum binding energy between the solutes and the dislocations. The format...

  7. Creep and time to rupture of a 16/16 Cr Ni Steel

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    The influence of different thermal-mechanical treatments on the creep and time to rupture of a 16/16 Cr.Ni steel is studied. The solution treated material after annealing at 700-800 degree centigree did not affect time to rupture. At the contrary a 12% cold-working and annealing at 800 degree centigree improve the time to rupture. This treatment is preserved up to 700 degree centigree 104 hours. The ductility is not strongly affected. A metallographic study of the fracture was carried out. (Author) 23 refs

  8. Gaseous carburising of self-passivating Fe–Cr-Ni alloys in acetylene-hydrogen mixtures

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    Christiansen, Thomas; Hummelshøj, Thomas Strabo; Somers, Marcel A. J.

    2011-01-01

    Gaseous carburising of self-passivating Fe–Cr–Ni alloys in acetylene–hydrogen was investigated for temperatures up to 823 K. Acetylene–hydrogen gas mixtures allow both the activation of the surface and the subsequent carburising at a high and adjustable carburising potential. For relatively low t...... temperatures, carbon stabilised expanded austenite develops, which has high hardness, while retaining the corrosion performance of the untreated alloy; for relatively high temperatures, Cr based carbides develop, and eventually, the material deteriorates by metal dusting corrosion....

  9. Thick Graded Nanostructured Zirconia-NiCoCrAlY Composite Coatings by Plasma Spraying

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    YANG Hui; WANG Han-gong

    2004-01-01

    Thick Nanostructured PSZ-NiCoCrAlY graded TBCs were got byair plasma spraying. The results reveal the morphology and phase transformation of TBCs by means of SEM and XRD. The plasma spray process results in a characteristic layered structure consisting of lamellae, unmelted nano-particles and an inter-lamellar porosity. The test results of thermal shock show that the graded coatings have different failure behavior. The failure mode was the spallation of top coat due to thermal stress. It has been found that the lamella consists of nanoscale columnar grains parallel to the spraying direction.

  10. Surface stability and conductivity of a high Cr and Ni austenitic stainless steel plates for PEMFC

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    TIAN Rujin; SUN Juncai; WANG Jianli

    2006-01-01

    In order to use stainless steel as bipolar plate for PEMFC, electrochemical behavior of a high Cr and Ni austenitic stainless steel was studied in the solutions containing different concentration of H2SO4 and 2 mg·L-1 F-, and interfacial contact resistance was measured after corrosion tests. The experimental results show that the passive current density lowers with decreasing the concentration of H2SO4. The interfacial contact resistance between carbon paper and passive film formed in the simulated PEMFC environment is higher than the goal of bipolar plate for PEMFC. Surface conductivity should be further reduced by surface modification.

  11. X-ray graphic study of irradiated by neutrons steel 12Cr18Ni9Ti

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    Results of examination of crystal structure transformation at annealing of stainless steel 12Cr18Ni9Ti - material of spent control rod of WWR-K research reactor - after long time operation and storage are presented. On the base of X-ray analysis it is revealed that in these alloys after long time operation and storage noticeable changes have not taken place. Reveled performance changes are related with microstructure change, which are annealed in the process of post-radiation annealing. At that the annealing is accompanied by the formation of wrapping defect

  12. Microstructure and pitting corrosion of 13CrNiMo weld metals

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    Bilmes, P.D. [Laboratorio de Investigaciones de Metalurgia Fisica ' Ing. Gregorio Cusminsky' (LIMF), Departamento Mecanica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, calle 1 y 47, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Llorente, C.L. [Laboratorio de Investigaciones de Metalurgia Fisica ' Ing. Gregorio Cusminsky' (LIMF), Departamento Mecanica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, calle 1 y 47, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Saire Huaman, L. [Instituto de Investigaciones, Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Sucursal 4-C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Laboratorio de Ingenieria de Corrosion y Tecnologia Electroquimica (LICTE), Departamento Ingenieria Quimica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 1 y 47, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Gassa, L.M. [Instituto de Investigaciones, Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Sucursal 4-C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Laboratorio de Ingenieria de Corrosion y Tecnologia Electroquimica (LICTE), Departamento Ingenieria Quimica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 1 y 47, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Gervasi, C.A. [Instituto de Investigaciones, Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Sucursal 4-C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina) and Laboratorio de Ingenieria de Corrosion y Tecnologia Electroquimica (LICTE), Departamento Ingenieria Quimica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 1 y 47, 1900 La Plata (Argentina)]. E-mail: gervasi@inifta.unlp.edu.ar

    2006-10-15

    Cyclic potentiodynamic measurements and scanning electron microscopy were used to analyze susceptibility to pitting corrosion of 13CrNiMo weld metals. In order to carry out a critical assessment of the influence of microstructural factors on localized corrosion, different heat treatments were applied to the alloys under investigation. Volume fractions of austenite in tempered conditions as well as the amount and size of precipitated carbides strongly affect pitting resistance. Characteristic potentials (pitting potential and repassivation potential) increase according to the retained austenite content. Results can be discussed in terms of a model that describes the structural refinement resulting from a double-tempering procedure.

  13. Microstructure and pitting corrosion of 13CrNiMo weld metals

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    Cyclic potentiodynamic measurements and scanning electron microscopy were used to analyze susceptibility to pitting corrosion of 13CrNiMo weld metals. In order to carry out a critical assessment of the influence of microstructural factors on localized corrosion, different heat treatments were applied to the alloys under investigation. Volume fractions of austenite in tempered conditions as well as the amount and size of precipitated carbides strongly affect pitting resistance. Characteristic potentials (pitting potential and repassivation potential) increase according to the retained austenite content. Results can be discussed in terms of a model that describes the structural refinement resulting from a double-tempering procedure

  14. Corrosion of high purity Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in 13 N boiling nitric acid

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    Corrosion in boiling nitric acid was investigated for high purity Fe-18%Cr-12%Ni alloys and type 304L stainless steels (SS). Owing to very low impurity concentration, the solution treated high purity alloys show almost no intergranular corrosion while the type 304L SS show severe intergranular corrosion. Both in the high purity alloys and type 304L SS, aging treatments ranging from 873 K to 1073 K for 1 h enhance intergranular corrosion. During the aging treatments, impurities should be segregated to the grain boundaries. The corrosion behaviors were discussed from a standpoint of impurity segregation to grain boundaries. This study is of importance for purex reprocessing of spent fuels

  15. The thermal stability of a Ni-Cr-W-Mo alloy

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    Plate samples for a Ni-Cr-W-Mo alloy (UNS N06230) were aged at temperatures of 1,200 F (650 C), 1,400 F (760 C) and 1,600 F (870 C) for periods of up to 16,000 hours. Room temperature tensile and Charpy-V impact toughness properties were determined for the aged samples. In addition, the microstructural features of the aged materials were recorded, and SEM examinations were conducted on the fracture surfaces of the impact toughness samples. The results indicate that the alloy possesses excellent thermal stability characteristics

  16. Consistent activation cross section calculations for all stable isotopes of V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni

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    Comparison of the available experimental fast neutron reaction excitation functions on all stable isotopes of the elements V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni with nuclear model calculations is presented. Neutron and charged-particle emission spectra have also been analyzed in order to validate the pre-equilibrium emission model calculations (with no free internal parameters). The trial procedure involved provides confidence in the nuclear-model parameter basis used and makes possible calculations of increased accuracy for activation cross sections in this mass range, required for applications. (author). 13 refs, 27 figs

  17. TEM and SNMS studies of protective alumina scales on NiCrAlY-alloys.

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    Clemens, D; Vosberg, V; Hobbs, W; Breuer, U; Quadakkers, W J; Nickel, H

    1996-06-01

    The effect of Si addition on the oxidation behaviour of NiCrAlY alloys in the temperature range 950 bis 1100 degrees C has been investigated. During isothermal oxidation oxide growth rates were practically independent of the Si-content. However during cyclic oxidation Si additions were beneficial. Si additions of 1-2(m)/(0) appeared to shift the onset for spallation to longer times. It was found that Si stabilizes the beta-phase and probably it suppresses the formation of metastable Al(2)O(3) modifications. PMID:15045347

  18. Analysis variations for steel 26 NiCrMoV 14 5

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    Development of a new NiCrMoV steel containing 2.7% nickel and 2.5% chromium with very low susceptibility to temper brittleness as a material for the manufacture of large-diameter generator and turbine shafts. Tests with 6 m long shafts with 1900 and 1500 mm diameter. Shift of the transition temperature ΔFATT to about 00C. Yield strength values above 700 N/mm2. Transition temperature FATT (axial) -250C in the core and -1000C at the rim. (orig.)

  19. Radiation effect on martensitic hardenable steel 03Cr10Ni--10Mo(TiAl)

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    Radiation reduces notch toughness, increases strength characteristics and reduces plasticity. The chemical composition of 03Cr10Ni10Mo2 steel, mainly the effect of carbon, silicon and titanium cause changes in the radiation stability of various melts. The melt no.2 showed better notch toughness than the no.1. The regeneration annealing of irradiated samples showed the possibility of the regeneration of radiation damage. The strength characteristics are reduced, plasticity is increased. The resulting radiation hardening in the melt no.1 is also reduced for both irradiation temperatures (124 and 350 degC). (B.S.)

  20. Transformation Behavior and Microstructure in a 40Cr2Ni2MoV Cast Steel

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    Cheng Liu; Zhenbo Zhao; Sanjiwan. D. Bhole1; Derek O. Northwood

    2004-01-01

    The transformation behavior of a 40Cr2Ni2MoV cast steel manufactured by electroslag remelting (ESR) has been investigated. Compared to a forged steel, the incubation periods for both the pearlite and bainite transformations are shorter, but the transformation times are longer. The austenite is easier to transform into martensite. Optical microscopy and TEM indicated that there were variations in microstructure during the super-cooled austenite transformation. This is attributed to an inhomogeneous austenite, resulting from the segregation of elements during the ESR solidification.

  1. Biosorption of Cr (VI), Cr (III), Pb (II) and Cd (II) from aqueous solutions by Sargassum wightii and Caulerpa racemosa algal biomass

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    Tamilselvan, Narayanaswamy; Saurav, Kumar; Kannabiran, Krishnan

    2012-03-01

    Heavy metal pollution is one of the most important environmental problems today. Biosorption is an innovative technology that employs biological materials to accumulate heavy metals from waste water through metabolic process or physicochemical pathways of uptake. Even though several physical and chemical methods are available for removal of heavy metals, currently many biological materials such as bacteria, algae, yeasts and fungi have been widely used due to their good performance, low cost and large quantity of availability. The aim of the present study is to explore the biosorption of toxic heavy metals, Cr(VI), Cr(III), Pb(II) and Cd(II) by algal biomass obtained from algae Sargassum wightii (brown) and Caulerpa racemosa (green). Biosorption of algal biomass was found to be biomass concentration- and pH-dependent, while the maximal biosorption was found at pH 5.0 and with the metal concentration of 100 mg L-1. S. wightii showed the maximal metal biosorption at the biomass concentration of 25 g L-1, followed by C. racemosa with the maximal biosorption at 30 g L-1. S. wightii showed 78% biosorption of Cr(VI), Cr(III), Pb(II) and Cd(II) ions. C. racemosa exhibited 85% biosorption of Cd(II) and Cr(VI), and 50% biosorption of Cr(III) and Pb(II). The results of our study suggest that seaweed biomass can be used efficiently for biosorption of heavy metals.

  2. Nitriding of a high entropy FeNiMnAlCr alloy

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    Meng, Fanling; Baker, Ian, E-mail: Ian.Baker@dartmouth.edu

    2015-10-05

    Highlights: • Surface of HEA was hardened due to the formation of AlN. • Nitridation largely removed Al from alloy resulting in a single-phase f.c.c. matrix. • Nitriding at lower temperatures resulted in greater hardening. • The addition of Cr led to an increased depth of the internal precipitation of AlN. • The presence of Cr led to greater hardening due to finer AlN particles. - Abstract: The as-cast, two-phase, f.c.c. + B2, lamellar-structured, high-entropy alloy Fe{sub 28.2}Ni{sub 18.8}Mn{sub 32.9}Al{sub 14.1}Cr{sub 6} was annealed in pure nitrogen at either 800 °C or 1000 °C for 100 h in order to harden the surface by nitridation. Similar nitriding treatments were performed on a comparably-structured, four-component alloy Fe{sub 30}Ni{sub 20}Mn{sub 35}Al{sub 15} for comparison. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to analyze the resulting microstructures and phase compositions. AlN formation near the surface completely depleted the matrix of Al resulting in a f.c.c. matrix containing AlN particles, while a two-phase lamellae structure remained in the center of the specimens. Nevertheless, the AlN-containing region exhibited a higher hardness than the AlN-free area. Interestingly, the presence of Cr led to much more rapid diffusion of nitrogen into the material.

  3. Effect of sulphate-reducing bacteria on the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy characteristics of 1Cr18Ni9Ti

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    2007-01-01

    The electrochemical characteristics of 1Cr18Ni9Ti in sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) solutions and the biofilm of SRB on the surface of the 1Cr18Ni9Ti electrode were studied by electrochemical, microbiological, and surface analysis methods. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) of 1Cr18Ni9Ti was measured in the solutions with and without SRB at the culture time of 2,4, 8 d, respectively. The measurement used two test methods, the nonimmersion electrode method and the immersion electrode method. It was found that the polarization resistance (Rp) of 1Cr18Ni9Ti in the solutions without SRB is the greatest for each test method. When using the nonimmersion electrode method, Rp shifts negatively at first and then positively, and the time constant is only one. Although using the immersion electrode method, the Rp shifts positively at first and then negatively, and the time constant also changes when the biofilm forms. The biofilm observed through SEM is with pores. It was demonstrated that SRB has accelerated corrosion action on 1Cr18Ni9Ti. The protection effect of the biofilm on the electrode depends on the compact degree of the film.

  4. A feasibility study of a diffusion barrier between Ni-Cr-Al coatings and nickel-based eutectic alloys

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    Young, S. G.; Zellars, G. R.

    1978-01-01

    Coating systems have been proposed for potential use on eutectic alloy components in high-temperature gas turbine engines. In a study to prevent the deterioration of such systems by diffusion, a tungsten sheet 25 microns thick was placed between eutectic alloys and an Ni-Cr-Al layer. Layered test specimens were aged at 1100 C for as long as 500 h. Without the tungsten barrier the delta phase of the eutectic deteriorated by diffusion of niobium into the Ni-Cr-Al. Insertion of the tungsten barrier stopped the diffusion of niobium from the delta phase. Chromium diffusion from the Ni-Cr-Al into the gamma/gamma-prime phase of the eutectic was greatly reduced by the barrier. However, the barrier thickness decreased with time, and tungsten diffused into both the Ni-Cr-Al and the eutectic. When the delta platelets were aligned parallel rather than perpendicular to the Ni-Cr-Al layer, diffusion into the eutectic was reduced.

  5. Stabilization of nickel-laden sludge by a high-temperature NiCr2O4 synthesis process.

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    Li, Nien-Hsun; Chen, Yen-Hsin; Hu, Ching-Yao; Hsieh, Ching-Hong; Lo, Shang-Lien

    2011-12-30

    The feasibility of stabilizing nickel-laden sludge by a high-temperature NiCr(2)O(4) synthesis process was investigated with different sintering temperatures, salt contents, molar ratios, and reaction atmospheres. The crystalline phases of species were investigated by using an X-ray diffraction, and the surface characteristics of particles were observed by scanning electron microscopy. The leaching behavior of the stabilized sludge was evaluated by Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test. The results indicated that NiCr(2)O(4) was formed at around 800°C by transforming NiO and Cr(2)O(3) into a spinel structure. Leaching concentrations of both nickel and chromium decreased with an increase in the sintering temperature. The existence of salt in the sludge disturbed the formation of spinel, but a moderate salt content contributed to stabilization efficiency. A Cr/Ni molar ratio >2 also contributed to the stabilization efficiency of heavy metals after the thermal process. NiCr(2)O(4) was transformed from simulated sludge under both an N(2) and air atmosphere. The sintering strategy designed for nickel-laden sludge was proven to be beneficial in stabilizing nickel and chromium. PMID:22079188

  6. The experiments for mechanical properties of 20Cr2Ni4 steel and the coefficient definition of constitutive equation

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    Pang, L.; Liu, G. C.; Lu, J. P.

    2015-12-01

    The 20Cr2Ni4 alloy steel has the properties of high strength, toughness and hardness. It is used in large cross-section carburized parts, such as gears, shafts and components which are required high strength and good toughness. In order to study the static mechanical properties and dynamic mechanical properties of 20Cr2Ni4 steel, the static compression experiment and the Hopkinson Pressure Bar test are conducted. The stress-strain relationship within the scope of 25∼400°C is obtained by experiments, and softening effect of strain rate and strengthening effect of temperature is comprehensively analyzed. The paper has a more comprehensive understanding on mechanical response of 20Cr2Ni4 steel within the scope of 25∼400°C. Based on the experiment data the parameters in Johnson-Cook constitutive equation of 20Cr2Ni4 have been gotten. The research results of this paper lay a foundation for the further applications of 20Cr2Ni4 steel.

  7. Mechanical Properties of DS NiAl/Cr(Mo) Alloys with Low Addition of Hf for High-temperature Applications

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    Xinghao DU; Jianting GUO

    2005-01-01

    A multiphase NiAl-28Cr-5.85Mo-0.15Hf alloy, which was directionally solidified (DS) in an Al2O3-SiO2 mold by standard Bridgman method and then underwent prolonged solution and aging treatment was prepared. The microstructure, tensile properties as well as tensile creep of the heat-treated alloy at different temperatures were studied. The alloy was composed of NiAl, Cr(Mo) and Hf-rich phase and small amount of fine Heusler phase (Ni2AlHf). Although the present alloy exhibited high tensile strength at Iow temperature, it was weaker than that of system with high content Hf but still stronger than that of many NiAl-based alloys at high temperatures. The fracture toughness is lower than that of DS NiAl-28Cr-6Mo alloy. Nevertheless, advantageous effects on the mechanical properties, i.e.the decrease in brittle-to-ductile transition temperature (BDTT) were obtained for the Iow content of Hf. The obtained creep curves exhibit conventional shape: a short primary creep and long accelerated creep stages. The rupture properties of the heat-treated alloy follow the Monkman-Grant relationship, which exhibits similar creep behavior to that of NiAl/Cr(Mo) system with high Hf content.

  8. Ultrafine-Grained Austenitic Stainless Steels X4CrNi18-12 and X8CrMnNi19-6-3 Produced by Accumulative Roll Bonding

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Austenitic stainless steels X4CrNi18-12 and X8CrMnNi19-6-3 were processed by accumulative roll bonding (ARB. Both materials show an extremely high yield strength of 1.25 GPa accompanied by a satisfactory elongation to failure of up to 14% and a positive strain rate sensitivity after two ARB cycles. The strain-hardening rate of the austenitic steels reveals a stabilization of the stress-strain behavior during tensile testing. Especially for X8CrMnNi19-6-3, which has an elevated manganese content of 6.7 wt.%, necking is prevented up to comparatively high plastic strains. Microstructural investigations showed that the microstructure is separated into ultrafine-grained channel like areas and relatively larger grains where pronounced nano-twinning and martensite formation is observed.

  9. Levels Of Heavy Metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, And Cr) In Tissues Of Trachurus Trachurus

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    Enkeleda Ozuni; Luljeta Dhaskali; Jetmira Abeshi; Doriana Beqiraj

    2012-01-01

    The study was carried out to monitor the concentration level of mercury, lead, cadmium and chrome in different tissues of Trachurus trachurus (Horse mackerel). The concentration level of heavy metals was measured by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). Concentrations of heavy metals in muscle tissue and liver of this animal ranged as follows: Hg 0.032-0.106; Cd nd-0.067 mg/kg wet weight; Pb and Cr resulted always below the detection level (nd) in all tissue samples. According to t...

  10. Complement receptors type 1 (CR1, CD35) and 2 (CR2, CD21) cooperate in the binding of hydrolyzed complement factor 3 (C3i) to human B lymphocytes

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    Leslie, Robert Graham Quinton; Prodinger, Wolfgang Maria; Nielsen, Claus Henrik

    2003-01-01

    The C3b-binding receptor, CR1/CD35, supports CR2/CD21-mediated activation of complement by human B lymphocytes, possibly by associating with CR2 to promote or stabilize the binding of hydrolyzed C3 (C3i), the primary component of the AP convertase, C3i-Bb. To evaluate this hypothesis, we examined...... the uptake kinetics and binding equilibria for C3i dimer interaction with human blood cells in the absence and presence of CR1- and CR2-blocking mAb. C3i displayed dual uptake kinetics to B lymphocytes, comprising of rapid binding to CR1 and slower binding to CR2. The forward rate constants (k(1)) for...... CR1 and CR2, operating independently, differed ca. 9-fold (k(1)=193+/-9.4 and 22.2+/-6.0 x 10(3) M(-1)s(-1), respectively). Equilibrium binding of C3i to B lymphocytes was also complex, varying in strength by ca. 13-fold over the C3i concentration range examined. The maximum association constant (K...

  11. Effects of cerium and manganese on corrosion of Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni alloys in Ar–20CO2 gas at 818 °C

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    Highlights: •CO2 gas is more corrosive than dry air for Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni alloys at 818 °C. •Chromia scale grows faster in CO2 than in air. •Cerium has no significant effect on reducing oxidation rate of the alloys in CO2. •Manganese significantly improves oxidation resistance of Fe–20Cr and Fe–20Cr–20Ni alloys in CO2. -- Abstract: Model alloys Fe–9Cr, Fe–20Cr and Fe–20Cr–20Ni (wt.%) with Ce (0.05%, 0.1%) or Mn (1%, 2%) were exposed to Ar–20CO2 gas at 818 °C. Scales on Fe–9Cr alloys consisted of FeO and FeCr2O4, Fe–20Cr–(Ce) alloys formed only Cr2O3, and Fe–20Cr–(Mn) alloys formed Cr2O3 and MnCr2O4. All Fe–20Cr–20Ni alloys formed Fe3O4, FeCr2O4 and FeNi3. Cerium additions had little effects, but additions of 2% Mn significantly improved oxidation resistance of Fe–20Cr and Fe–20Cr–20Ni alloys. Most alloys also carburized. All alloys developed protective chromium-rich oxide scales in air. Different behavior in the two gases is attributed to faster Cr2O3 scaling rates induced by CO2

  12. 真空热处理对NiCrAlY涂层/钛合金基体体系的影响%Effect of Vacuum Heat Treatment on NiCrAlY Coating/Titanium Alloy Substrate System

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    彭小敏; 夏长清; 戴晓元; 马科

    2008-01-01

    采用电弧离子镀(AIP)技术在耐热钛合金(近TC6)基体表面沉积制备NiCrAIY涂层.通过OM、SEM与EDS、XRD分析研究不同真空热处理制度对NiCrAlY涂层/钛合金基体体系的影响.结果表明:经650℃真空热处理后,NiCrAlY涂层中开始有γ'-Ni3Al相析出,750℃时含量增加,870℃时含量明显减少;从650℃开始,NiCrAlY涂层/钛合金基体开始发生界面反应,随着温度的升高,界面分层并加厚同时出现裂纹,在870℃下,NiCrAlY涂层,钛合金基体界面由外至内出现Ni3(Al,Ti)、TiNi和Ti2Ni中间化合物层;在750℃下,主要发生了Ni、Ti元素的扩散,Cr元素在870℃开始发生扩散.当温度升高到950℃时,由于Ni、Ti元素大量互扩散导致宏观疏空带出现,同时在基体和界面反应层交界处出现裂纹,这些都将引起涂层的退化失效.

  13. ELECTROOXIDATION OF METHANOL ON PT MODIFIED WITH ADATOMS (NI, CU, PB, CD)

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    A.Khouchaf; D. Takky; M. E1 M. Chbihi; S. Benmokhtar

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    The electro oxidation of methanol has been studied in alkaline medium NaOH 0.1 M and acid medium H2SO4 0.5 M on a platinum electrode and a platinum modified by adatom adsorption (Ni, Cu, Pb, and Cd). The influence of different experimental variables (methanol concentration, and temperature) is reported. Preliminary investigations by cyclic voltammetry showed that the catalytic activity of platinum is still too low to be considered as a practical catalyst. Underpotential deposition of lead, ni...

  14. Ni3Al基合金IC6的NiCrAlY(Si)包覆型涂层研究%A Study on NiCrAlY(Si) Overlay Coating on a Ni3Al-base Alloy IC6

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    韩雅芳; 纪燕玲; 廖鸿

    2000-01-01

    研究了磁控溅射NiCrAlY(Si)包覆型涂层对Ni3Al基合金IC6的抗氧化性能及力学性能的影响,同时也研究了该涂层的微观组织及其稳定性.结果表明,研制的NiCrAlY(Si)物理沉积包覆型涂层是适合于IC6合金及其使用条件的防护涂层.

  15. Preparation of Zn-Ni-Fe-Cr Ferrites and characterisation by X-ray diffraction

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    Four samples of the spinel oxide ZnxNi1-xFeCrO4 with x=0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 have been prepared using the conventional solid state sintering technique. The stoichiometric mixture of high purity (99.99%) oxides of ZnO, NiO, Fe2O3 and Cr2O3 were taken as starting materials. The samples were pre-sintered at a temperature of 1000oC for 6 hours and then sintered at a temperature of 1250''oC for 8 hours. X-ray diffraction experiments on all the specimens were performed using an X-ray diffractometer (Shimadzu XRD-6000, Japan) with CuK α radiation of wavelength λ =1.540598 A0. For all the samples X-ray diffraction patterns were recorded in the angular range 10o ≤ 2θ ≤ 90o. The diffraction patterns thus obtained showed sharp lines corresponding to the single phase cubic spinel structure. The Bragg diffraction peaks in the pattern could be indexed corresponding to the indexing scheme of the spinel structure. The prepared samples were thus characterized to be spinel structure. The prepared samples were thus characterized to be spinel ferrites. The cell parameters have been calculated from the diffraction patterns which increases with increasing diamagnetic Zn2+ substitution in the system

  16. Efectos gammágenos del cobre en los aceros inoxidables 18Cr8Ni

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    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available From a series of 22 typical 18Cr8Ni stainless steel 40 kg ingots, with copper variable concentrations from 0.6 to 3.0 weight %, δ-ferrite is measured with a ferrite-meter device, calculating a nickel equivalent of 0.27 for copper. Some differences between the 8-ferrite and that on calculated by DeLong -excluding the copper γ-gene action- have been found because of different solidification and cooling regimes in ingot and weld cases.

    A partir de una serie de 22 lingotes de 40 kg de aceros inoxidables típicos 18Cr8Ni, con concentraciones variables de cobre entre 0,6 y 3,0 % en masa, se mide la ferrita δ mediante un medidor de ferrita y se deduce para el cobre un equivalente en níquel de 0,27, a la vez que se establecen ciertas diferencias entre los contenidos de ferrita δ medida y la deducida según DeLong -excluida la acción gammágena del cobre- por el hecho de solidificar en lingotes en vez de la típica solidificación de soldaduras.

  17. Metallographic etching and microstructure characterization of NiCrMoV rotor steels for nuclear power

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    Peng Liu; Feng-gui Lu; Xia Liu; Yu-lai Gao

    2013-01-01

    The grain size of prior austenite has a distinct influence on the microstructure and final mechanical properties of steels. Thus, it is significant to clearly reveal the grain boundaries and therefore to precisely characterize the grain size of prior austenite. For NiCrMoV rotor steels quenched and tempered at high temperature, it is really diffi cult to display the grain boundaries of prior austenite clearly, which limits a further study on the correlation between the properties and the corresponding microstructure. In this paper, an eff ective etchant was put forward and further optimized. Experimental results indicated that this agent was eff ective to show the details of grain boundaries, which help analyze fatigue crack details along the propagation path. The optimized corrosion agent is successful to observe the microstructure characteristics and expected to help analyze the eff ect of microstructure for a further study on the mechanical properties of NiCrMoV rotor steels used in the field of nuclear power.

  18. Selective laser melting of Fe-Ni-Cr layer on AISI H13 tool steel

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    Byeong-Don JOO; Jeong-Hwan JANG; Jae-Ho LEE; Young-Myung SON; Young-Hoon MOON

    2009-01-01

    An attempt to fabricate Fe-Ni-Cr coating on AISI H13 tool steel was performed with selective laser melting. Fe-Ni-Cr coating was produced by experimental facilities consisting of a 200 W fiber laser which can be focused to 80 μm and atmospheric chamber which can control atmospheric pressure with N2 or Ar. Coating layer was fabricated with various process parameters such as laser power, scan rate and fill spacing. Surface quality and coating thickness were measured and analyzed. Three different surface patterns, such as typeⅠ, typeⅡand type Ⅲ, are shown with various test conditions and smooth regular pattern is obtained under the conditions as 10 μm of fill spacing, 50-350 mm/s of scan rate and 40 μm of fill spacing, 10-150 mm/s of scan rate. The maximum coating thickness is increased with power elevation or scan rate drop, and average thickness of 10 μm fill spacing is lower than that of 40 μm fill spacing.

  19. Corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo steel in simulated body fluids

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    W. Kajzer

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents the comparison of corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo stainless steel in variouscorrosive media simulating human body fluids.Design/methodology/approach: The corrosion tests were realized by recording of anodic polarization curveswith the use of the potentiodynamic method. The VoltaLab® PGP 201 system for electrochemical tests wasapplied. The tests were carried out in electrolyte simulating urine (pH = 6 ÷ 6.4, Tyrode’s physiological solution(pH = 6.8 ÷ 7.4 and plasma (pH = 7.2 ÷ 7.6 at the temperature of 37±1°C.Findings: Surface condition of metallic biomaterial determines its corrosion resistance. The highest values ofbreakdown potentials are recorded for electropolished and chemically passivated samples tested in artificial urine.The lowest values of anodic current density were recorded for samples tested in Tyrode’s physiological solution.Research limitations/implications: The obtained results are the basis for the optimization of physicochemicalproperties of the metallic biomaterial.Practical implications: On the basis of the obtained results it can be stated that stainless steel can be applied inreconstruction surgery, operative cardiology and urology.Originality/value: The paper presents the influence of various corrosive media simulating human body fluidson corrosion resistance of Cr-Ni-Mo stainless steel.

  20. Thermodynamics and kinetics of internal reactions: nitridation of Ni-Cr alloys

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    The implementation of Wagner's theory of internal precipitation for evaluating nitriding kinetics has been discussed. Nitriding experiments on Ni-Cr alloys were carried out in the range of 1-6000 bar of hydrostatic N2-pressure and under a flowing NH3+H2 gas mixture at 873-1398 K. When a moderately stable phase is precipitated out during an internal reaction, the behaviour of the penetrating atoms within the diffusion zone can be interpreted based on thermodynamic considerations. The thermodynamic assessment of the Ni-Cr-N system was performed using the Thermo-Calc databank and the results were verified experimentally. However, ''up-hill'' diffusion of the penetrating species through the matrix towards the precipitation front can be predicted in certain cases and then Wagner's treatment cannot be utilised. It was demonstrated that under suitable experimental conditions of solute content, temperature and external activity of the penetrating element, Wagner's analysis can be applied to internal precipitation process in any material system. (orig.)

  1. Bubble formation in NiCr splat on aluminum substrate during plasma spray: Surface chemistry effect

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    NiCr single splats were plasma-sprayed on aluminum substrates which were modified by thermal treatments over a range of specific temperatures. It was observed that the splat morphologies changed from highly fingered splats to disk splats with increasing thermal treatment temperature. In addition, the density of the bubble pores which formed at the underside of NiCr splats significantly reduced with an increase of substrate temperature. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to examine the variation of surface chemistry with thermal treatment. The release of water from the dehydration of an oxyhydroxide layer, which was found to form on the substrate surface, was strongly correlated with the splat morphology and bubble formation at the splat underside. It is proposed that the water desorption from the substrate surface causes turbulence in the spreading process of the splat and the bubble formation at the splat underside, which leads to the splashing of the splat. Preheating or heating the substrate during spraying can partly remove the water prior to spraying, thereby greatly improving the contact between the splats and the substrate which enhanced the formation of a disk splat and significantly reduced the bubble formation at the splat underside.

  2. Degradation of a TBC with HVOF-CoNiCrAlY Bond Coat

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    Chen, Weijie R.

    2014-06-01

    Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) provide both thermal insulation and oxidation and corrosion protection to the substrate metal, and their durability is influenced by delamination near the interface between the ceramic topcoat and the metallic bond coat, where a layer of thermally grown oxide (TGO) forms during service exposure. In the present work, the degradation process of a TBC with an air-plasma-spray ZrO2-8 wt.%Y2O3 topcoat and a high-velocity oxy-fuel CoNiCrAlY bond coat was studied, in terms of TGO growth kinetics and aluminum depletion in the bond coat, as well as cracking behavior. The results show that the TGO growth kinetics can be described by a transient oxidation stage with δ3 = k 1 t followed by a steady-state oxidation stage with δ2 = c + k 2 t. Significant aluminum depletion was observed in the bond coat after extended thermal exposure; however, chemical failure of the bond coat did not occur even after the aluminum content near the TGO/CoNiCrAlY interface decreased to 4.5 at.%. A power-law relationship between the maximum crack length in the TBC and the TGO thickness was observed, which may serve as the basis for TBC life prediction.

  3. 钛合金表面激光熔覆NiCrBSi(Ti)-TiC涂层%Study on laser cladding of NiCrBSi (Ti)-TiC metal-ceramiccomposite coatings on titanium alloy

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    孙荣禄; 郭立新; 董尚利; 杨德庄

    2001-01-01

    在TC4合金表面进行了激光熔覆NiCrBSi-TiC,Ti-TiC金属陶瓷复合涂层的试验,对涂层的组织和显微硬度进行了分析和测试.结果表明,NiCrBSi-TiC涂层的组织是在初晶γ-Ni和γ-Ni,Ni3B,M23(CB)6,CrB多元共晶的基底上均匀地分布着TiC颗粒,在激光熔覆过程中TiC颗粒只是边缘发生了溶解或熔化;在Ti-TiC涂层中,TiC颗粒全部溶解或熔化,冷却时以枝晶形式重新析出.NiCrBSi-TiC涂层的显微硬度(HV900~1100)明显高于Ti-TiC的涂层的显微硬度(HV500~700).

  4. Localized ageing in the heat affected zone of welded X5CrNiCuNbl6-4 and X4CrNiSiTi14-7 sheets

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    Localized ageing and corresponding microstructural developments as a result of welding heat in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of two different precipitation-hardened Cr-Steels (X5CrNiCuNb16-4 and X4CrNiSiTi14-7) have been studied. The X5CrNiCuNb16-4 sheet was in solution annealed condition and X4CrNiSiTi14-7 sheet was in peak aged condition. The results showed that despite of initial heat treated condition, the fusion zone formed in both welded sheets has typical cast structure. The HAZ has different microstructure compared to fusion zone and base metal. The HAZ is found to be sensitive to the welding heat and was aged locally due to thermal effects of welding. This localized ageing forms regions in HAZ varying from over-aged to under aged, depending upon the initial ageing condition of the base sheet

  5. Delineating the roles of Cr and Mo during ordering transformations in stoichiometric Ni2(Cr1−x,Mox) alloys

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    Commercial Ni−Cr−Mo based superalloys form ordered Ni2(Cr, Mo) precipitates at intermediate temperature, which deteriorates their mechanical and corrosion properties, and whose kinetics varies significantly with alloy compositions. The aim of the present study is to understand the roles of Cr and Mo solutes on ordering kinetics and transformation mechanisms in Ni−Cr−Mo alloys. On the basis of the present study, it has been concluded that the Ni2(Cr, Mo) phase evolves with a sluggish ordering kinetics when its formation is governed only by the lattice diffusion of Cr, but its kinetics increases beyond a certain Mo/Cr ratio when lattice diffusion of Mo also starts contributing to its formation. This change has been found to occur in alloys having Mo/Cr ratio = 1 and has been attributed to partial change in the nature of atomic bonding from covalent type to metallic type. This change in the nature of bonding also reduced the necessary undercooling required below the disorder/order phase boundary for the precipitation of the ordered phase. Micromechanisms of ordering transformations involved in the evolution of the ordered phase have been described by a qualitative transformation model

  6. The characteristics of two-phase 22Cr-6Ni-2Mo-1,5Cu cast steel

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the effect of the casting wall thickness on the segregation of alloying elements in two-phase (F-A 22Cr-6Ni-2Mo-1,5Cu cast steel. The values of the distribution coefficient k0 for Cr, Mo, Si, and Ni, Mn, Cu in the cast stepped test piece walls of three different thicknesses were determined. After solutioning, the values of Rm, R0,2, A5 and Z were measured in the wall of 45 mm thickness and were compared with the results obtained for austenitic cast steel of 18Cr-9Ni grade. In the examined cast steel also the content of δ ferrite and the value of PREN were determined.

  7. Rate controlling factors in the oxidation of 20Cr/25Ni/Nb-stabilized CAGR stainless steel fuel cladding

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    Control of the rate of extended oxidation of 20Cr/25Ni/Nb-stabilized CAGR stainless steel fuel cladding in carbon dioxide at 8250C is examined. The experimentally determined parabolic rate constant (10-15 cm2s-1) is compared with values calculated assuming rate control by the Cr2O3 layer (10-13 cm2s-1) or by a silica layer at the scale base (6x10-16 cm2s-1). Although it has been generally thought that the Cr2O3 layer controls the oxidation rate, these results suggest that control may lie with either the Cr2O3 layer or the silica layer and may swing from the Cr2O3 to the silica and back again during oxidation as a consequence of grain growth in the Cr2O3 layer. (author)

  8. Formation of nano-sized Y2O3 dispersoids in mechanically alloyed Ni-(Cr, Y2O3, Y) alloys during heat-treatments.

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    Kim, Byungchul; Jang, Jinsung; Kim, Tae Kyu; Ahn, Jung-Ho

    2012-07-01

    In the present work, the evolution of nanoparticles during annealing and hot-consolidation in mechanically alloyed Ni-22Cr-1.5Y, Ni-22Cr-1.5Y2O3 and Ni-3% Y2O3 was examined. The high-energy ball-milling of elemental powders resulted in the complete dissolution of the constituent Cr, Y, or Y2O3, forming a Ni-based solid solution. During the subsequent annealing, however, oxide particles precipitated from the solid solution. In the case of mechanically alloyed Ni-22Cr-1.5Y2O3, over-grown Cr2O3 precipitated at a temperature as low as above approximately 500 degrees C and ternary YCrO3 particles precipitated at 1100 degrees C. In the case of mechanically alloyed Ni-22Cr-1.5Y, on the other hand, the binary Y2O3 phase precipitated at 1100 degrees C during spark plasma sintering. The presence of Cr in the alloy composition facilitated the formation of Cr2O3 or YCrO3, and the precipitated oxides were highly prone to grain growth during hot-consolidation, sometimes reaching several micrometers. In Cr-exempt Ni-3%Y or Ni-3% Y2O3, however, the growth of nanodispersoids was restrained even at temperatures as high as 1000 degrees C and the resulting dispersoid was only nano-sized Y2O3. PMID:22966600

  9. Cd and Ni transport and accumulation in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum: implication of organic acids in these processes.

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    Mnasri, Mejda; Ghabriche, Rim; Fourati, Emna; Zaier, Hanen; Sabally, Kebba; Barrington, Suzelle; Lutts, Stanley; Abdelly, Chedly; Ghnaya, Tahar

    2015-01-01

    The implication of organic acids in Cd and Ni translocation was studied in the halophyte species Sesuvium portulacastrum. Citric, fumaric, malic, and ascorbic acids were separated and quantified by HPLC technique in shoots, roots and xylem saps of plants grown on nutrient solutions added with 50 μM Cd, 100 μM Ni and the combination of 50 μM Cd + 100 μM Ni. Results showed that Cd had no significant impact on biomass production while Ni and the combination of both metals drastically affected plant development. Cadmium and Ni concentrations in tissues and xylem sap were higher in plants subjected to individual metal application than those subjected to the combined effect of Cd and Ni suggesting a possible competition between these metals for absorption. Both metals applied separately or in combination induced an increase in citrate concentration in shoots and xylem sap but a decrease of this concentration in the roots. However, a minor relationship was observed between metal application and fumaric, malic, and ascorbic acids. Both observations suggest the implication of citric acid in Cd, Ni translocation and shoot accumulation in S. portulacastrum. The relatively high accumulation of citric acid in xylem sap and shoot of S. portulacastrum could be involved in metal chelation and thus contributes to heavy metal tolerance in this species. PMID:25821455

  10. Cd and Ni transport and accumulation in the halophyte Sesuvium portulacastrum: implication of organic acids in these processes

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The implication of organic acids in Cd and Ni translocation was studied in the halophyte species Sesuvium portulacastrum. Citric, fumaric, malic and ascorbic acids were separated and quantified by HPLC technique in shoots, roots and xylem saps of plants grown on nutrient solutions added with 50 µM Cd, 100 µM Ni and the combination of 50 µM Cd + 100 µM Ni. Results showed that Cd had no significant impact on biomass production while Ni and the combination of both metals drastically affected plant development. Cadmium and Ni concentrations in tissues and xylem sap were higher in plants individually exposed to heavy metal application than in those subjected to the combined treatment Cd + Ni, suggesting a possible competition between these metals for absorption. Both metals applied separately or in combination induced an increase in citrate concentration in shoots and xylem sap but a decrease of this concentration in the roots. However a minor relationship was observed between metal application and fumaric, malic and ascorbic acids. Both observations suggest the implication of citric acid in Cd, Ni translocation and shoot accumulation in S. portulacastrum. The relatively high accumulation of citric acid in xylem sap and shoot of S. portulacastrum could be involved in metal chelation and thus contributes to heavy metal tolerance in this species.

  11. Creep and Oxidation Behavior of Modified CF8C-Plus with W, Cu, Ni, and Cr

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    Unocic, Kinga A.; Dryepondt, Sebastien; Yamamoto, Yukinori; Maziasz, Philip J.

    2016-04-01

    The microstructures of modified CF8C-Plus (Fe-19Cr-12Ni-0.4W-3.8Mn-0.2Mo-0.6Nb-0.5Si-0.9C) with W and Cu (CF8CPWCu) and CF8CPWCu enhanced with 21Cr + 15Ni or 22Cr + 17.5Ni were characterized in the as-cast condition and after creep testing. When imaged at lower magnifications, the as-cast microstructure was similar among all three alloys as they all contained a Nb-rich interdendritic phase and Mn-based inclusions. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis showed the presence of nanoscale Cu-rich nanoprecipitates distributed uniformly throughout the matrix of CF8CPWCu, whereas in CF8CPWCu22/17, Cu precipitates were found primarily at the grain boundaries. The presence of these nanoscale Cu-rich particles, in addition to W-rich Cr23C6, nanoscale Nb carbides, and Z-phase (Nb2Cr2N2), improved the creep strength of the CF8CPWCu steel. Modification of CF8CPWCu with Cr and Ni contents slightly decreased the creep strength but significantly improved the oxidation behavior at 1073 K (800 °C). In particular, the addition of 22Cr and 17.5Ni strongly enhanced the oxidation resistance of the stainless steel resulting in a 100 degrees or greater temperature improvement, and this composition provided the best balance between improving both mechanical properties and oxidation resistance.

  12. Rhodamine Based Turn-On Sensors for Ni(2+) and Cr(3+) in Organic Media: Detecting CN(-) via the Metal Displacement Approach.

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    Weerasinghe, Aruna J; Oyeamalu, Agozie N; Abebe, Fasil A; Venter, Andre R; Sinn, Ekkehard

    2016-05-01

    Two novel sensors bearing rhodamine B and quinoline units have been synthesized. One of these, 1, allows sensitive and selective detection of Ni(2+) and Cr(3+) by forming non-fluorescent (1-Ni(2+)) and fluorescent (1-Cr(3+)) complexes respectively. Both metals trigger the formation of highly colored ring-open spirolactam. These form excellent probes for CN(-) which quenches the fluorescence of the 1-Cr(3+) complex by extracting the Cr(3+). Both Cr(3+) and Cu(2+) gave color changes with 2, but they are easily identified separately via the large fluorescence enhancement that occurs only with Cr(3+). PMID:26994908

  13. Kekuatan perlekatan geser semen ionomer kaca terhadap dentin dan NiCr alloy (Shear bond strenght of glass ionomer cement in dentin and NiCr alloy

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    Mira Leonita

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Glass ionomer cements were used broadly in restorative dentistry. That’s why researchers always try to invent new form of glass ionomer cement. The newest invention was the paste-paste formulation. Shear bond strenght of powder-liquid glass ionomer cement and paste-paste glass ionomer cement in dentin and NiCr alloy was tested to 4 groups of samples. Each group consisted contain 6 samples that were shaped into cylinder with 4 mm of diameter and 5 mm of height. Group A was dentin with powder-liquid glass ionomer cement, group B was dentin with paste-paste glass ionomer cement, group C was alloy with powder-liquid glass ionomer cement, and group D was alloy with paste-paste glass ionomer cement. Each sample in each group was tested with Autograph. The datas were analyzed statistically using T-test with level of signficance 0.05. The result showed that powder-liquid glass ionomer cement shear bond strenght was 211 N and paste-paste glass ionomer cement was 166.92 N. That showed that powder-liquid glass ionomer cement had a better shear bond strenght.

  14. Mechanism study of c.f.c Fe-Ni-Cr alloy corrosion in supercritical water

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    Supercritical water can be use as a high pressure coolant in order to improve the thermodynamic efficiency of power plants. For nuclear concept, lifetime is an important safety parameter for materials. Thus materials selection criteria concern high temperature yield stress, creep resistance, resistance to irradiation embrittlement and also to both uniform corrosion and stress corrosion cracking.This study aims for supplying a new insight on uniform corrosion mechanism of Fe-Ni-Cr f.c.c. alloys in deaerated supercritical water at 600 C and 25 MPa. Corrosion tests were performed on 316L and 690 alloys as sample autoclaves taking into account the effect of surface finishes. Morphologies, compositions and crystallographic structure of the oxides were determined using FEG scanning electron microscopy, glow discharge spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. If supercritical water is expected to have a gas-like behaviour in the test conditions, the results show a significant dissolution of the alloy species. Thus the corrosion in supercritical water can be considered similar to corrosion in under-critical water assuming the higher temperature and its effect on the solid state diffusion. For alloy 690, the protective oxide layer formed on polished surface consists of a chromia film topped with an iron and nickel mixed chromite or spinel. The double oxide layer formed on 316L steel seems less protective with an outer porous layer of magnetite and an inhomogeneous Cr-rich inner layer. For each alloy, the study of the inner protective scale growth mechanisms by marker or tracer experiments reveals that diffusion in the oxide scale is governed by an anionic process. However, surface finishes impact deeply the growth mechanisms. Comparisons between the results for the steel suggest that there is a competition between the oxidation of iron and chromium in supercritical water. Sufficient available chromium is required in order to form a thin oxide layer. Highly deformed or ultra fine

  15. Semi-solid slurry preparation and rolling of 1Cr18Ni9Ti stainless steel

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    Weimin Mao; Aimin Zhao; Dong Yun; Leping Zhang; Xueyou Zhong

    2003-01-01

    The preparation and rolling of the semi-solid slurry 1Crl8Ni9Ti stainless steel were researched. The experimental results show that when stirred for 2-3 min under the given test condition, the semi-solid slurry with about 50%-60% (volume fraction) solid and the spherical primary austenitic grains in the size of 100-200 μm can be obtained, and it is easy to be discharged from the bottom little hole of the stirring chamber. The semi-solid slurry of 1Crl8Ni9Ti stainless steel can be rolled into the given plate successfully.However, the solid phase and liquid phase are easily separated in the rolling process, so that the solid primary austenitic grains are concentrated in the center and the liquid phase is near the edge of the rolled plate. The strengths of the plate rolled in the semi-solid state are higher than that of the traditionally repeated hot-rolled plate of 1Cr18Ni9Ti stainless steel.

  16. Changes of Tempering Microstructure and Properties of Fe-Cr-V-Ni-Mn-C Cast Alloys

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    LIU Yan-xia; MA Yong-qing; WANG Yue-hua; ZHANG Zhan-ping; ZHANG Yang

    2004-01-01

    The changes of tempering microstructure and properties of Fe-Cr-V-Ni-Mn-C cast alloys with martensite matrix and much retained austenite are studied. The results showed that when tempering at 200℃ the amount of retained austenite in the alloys is so much that is nearly to as-cast, and a lot of retained austenite decomposes when tempering at 350℃ and the retained austenite decomposes almost until tempering at 560℃. When tempering at 600℃, the retained austenite in the alloys all decomposes. At 560℃ the hardness is highest due to secondary hardening. The effect of nickel and manganese on the microstructure and properties of Fe-Cr-V-C cast alloy were also studied. The results show that the Fe-Cr-V-C cast alloy added nickel and manganese can obtain martensite matrix and much retained austenite microstructure, and nickel can also prevent pearlite transformation. With the increasing content of nickel and manganese, the hardness of as-cast alloy will decreases gradually, so one can improve the hardness of alloy by tempering process. When the content of nickel and manganese is 1.3~1.7%, the hardness of secondary hardening is the highest (HRC64). But when the content of nickel and manganese increase continually, the hardness of secondary hardening is low slightly, and the tempering temperature of secondary hardening rises.

  17. Improvement of Ni-Cr-Mo coating performance by laser cladding combined re-melting

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    Wang, Qin-Ying; Bai, Shu-Lin; Zhang, Yang-Fei; Liu, Zong-De

    2014-07-01

    Although being an efficient technique to produce metallic alloy coating, laser cladding may leave original unmelted particles in the coating. Further treatment is thus necessary to improve the coating quality, and laser re-melting therefore becomes a potential method. In this study, Ni-Cr-Mo alloy coatings were prepared on Q235 steel substrate by laser cladding (coating N1) and then re-melted by laser (coating N2) with the same technic parameters. The initial defect evolution and its effect on hardness and corrosion resistance of coatings were studied. The results show that there are fewer and smaller defects in coating N2 than in coating N1, which is ascribbed to the disappearance and partial melting of Cr/Cr2O3 particles. The nearly unchanged hardness of coatings N1 and N2 is justified by both Vickers tests and nanoindentation combined theoretical calculation. Coating N2 with higher positive corrosion potential and lower corrosion current density exhibits better corrosion resistance than coating N1. Above results prove that laser re-melting can refine the microstructure and improve corrosion resistance of coatings to some degree.

  18. Bioleaching of spent Zn-Mn or Ni-Cd batteries by Aspergillus species.

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    Kim, Min-Ji; Seo, Ja-Yeon; Choi, Yong-Seok; Kim, Gyu-Hyeok

    2016-05-01

    This research explores the recovery of metals from spent Zn-Mn or Ni-Cd batteries by a bioleaching using six Aspergillus species. Two different nutrients, malt extract and sucrose, were used to produce different types of organic acids. Oxalic acid and citric acid were shown to be the dominant organic acid in malt extract and sucrose media, respectively. In the bioleaching, the metal removal was higher in sucrose media than malt extract. All species, except A. niger KUC5254, showed more than 90% removal of metals from Zn-Mn battery. For Ni-Cd battery, more than 95% of metals was extracted by A. niger KUC5254 and A. tubingensis KUC5037. As a result, A. tubingensis KUC5037 which is a non-ochratoxigenic fungus was considered to have the greatest potential for improving the safety and efficiency of the bioleaching. PMID:26584557

  19. Aqueous synthesis and characterization of Ni, Zn co-doped CdSe QDs

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    Thirugnanam, N.; Govindarajan, D.

    2016-01-01

    Ni, Zn co-doped CdSe quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized by chemical precipitation method through aqueous route. The prepared QDs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). XRD technique results indicate that the prepared samples have a zinc blende cubic phase. From UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy technique, the prepared samples were blue shifted with respect to their bulk counter part due to quantum confinement effect. Among different doping ratios examined, a maximum PL emission intensity was observed for CdSe:Ni(1 %):Zn(1 %) QDs. HRTEM pictures show that the prepared QDs were in spherical shape.

  20. Recovery of cadmium by high-temperature vaccum evaporation from Ni-Cd batteries

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    朱建新; 李金惠; 聂永丰; 于波

    2003-01-01

    High-temperature vaccum evaporation is a recycling technology that includes a selective material recovering process. The fundamental research on a process of disassembling and recovering selected materials from Ni-Cd batteries was conducted using self-designed experimental apparatus. An effective recycling technology based on the evaporation phenomenon of batteries and the elements of cadmium under the laboratory condition was studied. The results show that: (1)Ni/Cd can be effectively recovered by vacuum distillation at appropriate temperature, pressure and time, and high purity cadmium (>99%) can be obtained through the process; (2)the effective distillatory temperature should be at the range of 573-1173K; (3)the higher the evaporation temperature, the lower the purity of cadmium in condensate metal

  1. Dynamic strain aging of Al0.3CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy single crystals

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    Single crystals of Al0.3CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy were prepared by the floating zone method and the deformation behavior was examined. Dynamic strain aging accompanied by a serrated flow was found to occur in the single crystals at 873 K and 1073 K. Al atoms in the alloy played an important role in the dynamic strain aging. Distinct planar slip on (1 1 1) plane was also observed in Al0.3CoCrFeNi single crystals

  2. Reactive phase formation in the diffusion zone between Si3N4 and Ni-Cr alloys

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    The interaction between dense Si3N4 and Ni,Cr-alloys at 1398K was investigated. Reactive phase formation can be explained by assuming a N2-pressure at the interface. To understand the thermodynamics and diffusion kinetics in this system direct nitriding of Ni,Cr(Si)-alloys from the N2-gas atmosphere was performed and a thermodynamic description of the nitrogen behaviour was attempted by using the Thermo-calc databank system. The ''up hill'' diffusion of nitrogen towards the front of nitride precipitates can be predicted. (orig.)

  3. Thermodynamic analysis of oxygen solutions in Fe-Ni-Cr melt doped with Mn, V, Si, Ti, Al

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    Alloys Fe-10%Ni-20%Cr and Fe-40%Ni-15%Cr are taken as examples to investigate the influence of deoxidising elements (Mn, V, Si, Ti, Al) on oxygen concentration in the melt. It is stated that at low reducer contents the oxygen concentration in the melt is determined by a chromium content. At high contents of deoxidising elements the oxygen concentration in the melt is mainly dependent on the reducer itself. The amounts of deoxidising elements promoting the change of reducing mechanism are determined. The thermodynamic analysis shows that only Si, Ti and Al should be used for deoxidising of the alloys studied

  4. A new oxochromate: SrNi2Cr8O15 of the BaV10O15 type

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    A new quaternary oxochromate(III) was prepared by solid state reaction. Single crystal X-ray investigations of SrNi2Cr8O15 show that this compound belongs to the BaV10O15type. [Space group D2h18-Ccmb, a = 10,042; b = 11,413; c = 9,260A; Z = 4.] Ni2+ and Cr3+ occupy the octahedrally coordinated point positions statistically. The surrounding of Sr2+ is similar to the iso- and heteropolyacids. (Author)

  5. Study of the microstructure and of microhardness variation of a Ni-Fe-Cr austenitic alloy by niobium

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    The mechanisms of hardening and corrosion resistance increase in Ni-Fe-Cr austenitic stainless steels by Nb additions are of interest to nuclear technology Niobium additions to a 321 type stainless steel were made in order to study the microhardness, electrical resistivity and metallography. Experimental measurements results are shown. The effect of Nb additions as a micro-alloying element and the thermal and mechanical processes (cold working in particular) in the microstructure and microhardness properties of the 11% Ni - 70%Fe - 17% Cr austenitic alloys were studied. (Author)

  6. High performance NiFe layered double hydroxide for methyl orange dye and Cr(VI) adsorption.

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    Lu, Yi; Jiang, Bin; Fang, Liang; Ling, Faling; Gao, Jiemei; Wu, Fang; Zhang, Xihua

    2016-06-01

    The NiFe layered double hydroxides (LDHs) with different mole ratio of Ni/Fe (4:1, 3:1, 7:3 and 1:1) were prepared by a simple coprecipitation method. The adsorption performance were evaluated by the removal of methyl orange (MO) dye and hexavalent chromium(VI) heavy metal ion. It is found that Ni4Fe1-LDH can remove more than 92% of MO in 10 min at the 10 mg/L MO initial concentration, and 97% of Cr(VI) in 1 h at 4 mg/L Cr2O7(2-) initial concentration. The saturated adsorption capacity of Ni4Fe1-LDH is found to be as large as 205.76 mg/g for MO and 26.78 mg/g for Cr(VI). The adsorption behavior of this new adsorbent is fitted well with Langmuir isotherm and the pseudo-second-order kinetic model, indicative of a monolayer and chemical adsorption that synergistically originates from exchangeable anions mechanism and layer charge density. Due to the excellent removal capacity of MO and Cr(VI), the NiFe-LDHs could be a promising adsorbent for wastewater treatment. PMID:26999751

  7. Porous nano-Al2O3/Fe-Cr-Ni composites fabricated by pressureless reactive sintering

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    Highlights: → Porous Al2O3/Fe-Cr-Ni composites were prepared via pressureless reactive sintering. → Porous structure became homogeneous with increasing of the prepressing pressure. → Mechanical properties were influenced by pore structure and content of metal phase. - Abstract: Porous in situ nano-Al2O3 reinforced Fe-Cr-Ni metal matrix composites (MMCs) were fabricated from a mixture of Al/nano-Fe2O3/Cr/Ni powders via pressureless reactive sintering at 700-800 deg. C for 1-2 h. X-ray diffraction (XRD) demonstrated that the porous composites produced at 800 deg. C for 2 h consisted of Al2O3, Cr0.7Fe0.36Ni2.9 and Fe-Cr phases generally. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that the Al2O3 particles were ultrafine and uniformly distributed in the metal matrix. The pore sizes ranged from 1 μm to 20 μm for the sintered porous composites fabricated at 800 deg. C for 2 h. The resultant porous composite prepared under prepressing pressure of 200 MPa before sintering had more homogeneous and finer pore structure, lower porosity and higher bending strength and fracture toughness than those prepared under prepressing pressure of 5-100 MPa.

  8. Evaluation of Cyclic Oxidation and Hot Corrosion Behavior of HVOF-Sprayed WC-Co/NiCrAlY Coating

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    Somasundaram, B.; Kadoli, Ravikiran; Ramesh, M. R.

    2014-08-01

    Corrosion of metallic structural materials at an elevated temperature in complex multicomponent gas environments are potential problems in many fossil energy systems, especially those using coal as a feedstock. Combating these problems involves a number of approaches, one of which is the use of protective coatings. The high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) process has been used to deposit WC-Co/NiCrAlY composite powder on two types of Fe-based alloys. Thermocyclic oxidation behavior of coated alloys was investigated in the static air as well as in molten salt (Na2SO4-60%V2O5) environment at 700 °C for 50 cycles. The thermogravimetric technique was used to approximate the kinetics of oxidation. WC-Co/NiCrAlY coatings showed a lower oxidation rate in comparison to uncoated alloys. The oxidation resistance of WC-Co/NiCrAlY coatings can be ascribed to the oxide layer of Al2O3 and Cr2O3 formed on the outermost surface. Coated alloys extend a protective oxide scale composed of oxides of Ni and Cr that are known to impart resistance to the hot corrosion in the molten salt environment.

  9. Effect of interfacial reactions on the photoelectrical performance of In(CrOx)/CdTe/ITO heterostructures

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    The effect of interphase interaction of interlinking layers on photoelectric properties of cadmium telluride base polycrystalline photoelectric converters was studied to optimize their production process. It was shown that reduction of the high level of CdTe surface grains moving of space charge range in the base layer from the finely-crystalline defects layer at CdTe/ITO interface and CrOx/CdTe contact substitution for In/CdTe rear contact increased the efficiency of those photoelectric converters up to 6 %

  10. Análisis mecánico y tribológico de los recubrimientos fe-cr-ni-c y ni-al-mo

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    JORGE E. MUÑOZ

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación se evaluaron dos recubrimientos aplicados por medio de la técnica de rociado térmico por combustión, la aleación: Ni=89%, Al = 5,5%, Mo=5,5% y la aleación Fe=81,8%, Cr=16%, Ni=2%, C=0,2. La preparación superficial de las probetas se realizó usando chorro de arena. Se realizaron pruebas de resistencia al cortante, adherencia, desgaste abrasivo, desgaste por deslizamiento y flexión en cuatro puntos. El recubrimiento Fe-Cr-Ni-C presentó menor pérdida de masa, tanto para desgaste abrasivo como para el desgaste por deslizamiento. La multicapa presentó una mayor porosidad en el recubrimiento Ni-Al- Mo usado como capa base y la capa exterior de Fe-Cr-Ni-C presentó mayor cantidad de partículas no fundidas y óxidos. La falla ocurrida en el ensayo de adherencia para las probetas con recubrimiento multicapa fue de característica adhesiva y cohesiva. El esfuerzo en el que se presenta la fisura por flexión en el recubrimiento multicapa disminuyó con el aumento del espesor

  11. Phase composition and structure of NiAl base alloys of Ni-Al-Co-M systems where M-Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo

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    A study was made into the effect of transition metals (0.27-23 at.% of Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo) on phase composition and microstructure of (β + γ)-alloys of the Ni-Al-Co system. It is concluded that for designing heat resistant nickel base alloys with the density not exceeding 7.3 g/cm3 the two-phase (β + γ) alloys can be taken as a basis. In alloys of the (29-43) Ni-(20-25)Al-(32-34)Co compositions with 1-1.8 at%Mo, Ta, Nb or V the occurrence of gamma'-phase secondary precipitations is shown to be possible. Ti and Cr contents may reach 3 and 12 at.% respectively. Alloying elements promote an increase of main strengthening element (Co) content in β-phase and enhance heat resistance of Ni-Al-Co alloys. 3 refs.; 6 figs

  12. Análisis mecánico y tribológico de los recubrimientos fe-cr-ni-c y ni-al-mo

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    MUÑOZ, JORGE E.; JOHN J. CORONADO

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo de investigación se evaluaron dos recubrimientos aplicados por medio de la técnica de rociado térmico por combustión, la aleación: Ni=89%, Al = 5,5%, Mo=5,5% y la aleación Fe=81,8%, Cr=16%, Ni=2%, C=0,2. La preparación superficial de las probetas se realizó usando chorro de arena. Se realizaron pruebas de resistencia al cortante, adherencia, desgaste abrasivo, desgaste por deslizamiento y flexión en cuatro puntos. El recubrimiento Fe-Cr-Ni-C presentó menor pérdida de masa, tan...

  13. NiP:Mn as a potential magnetic contacting material to Cd1-xMnxTe

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    Injection of spin-polarized current into spintronic devices is a challenge to the semiconductor physicists and technologists. II-VI compound semiconductors can act as the spin aligner on the top of GaAs light emitting diode. However, II-VI compound semiconductor like Cd1-xMnxTe is still suffering from contacting problem. Application of electroless deposited magnetic NiP:Mn contact would enhance efficient current injection into Cd1-xMnxTe than the standard gold contact. A technique for electroless deposition of NiP:Mn on Cd1-xMnxTe have been described here. The electronic and magnetic properties of the contact material NiP:Mn and the contact performance of NiP:Mn relative to evaporated gold have been evaluated. The contact fulfills the requirements of resistivity and ferromagnetism for application to Cd1-xMnxTe.

  14. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FRACTIONATIONS OF Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn AND Ni AND SOIL PROPERTIES IN URBAN SOILS OF CHANGCHUN, CHINA

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    GUO Ping; XIE Zhong-lei; LI Jun; KANG Chun-li; LIU Jian-hua

    2005-01-01

    An extensive soil investigation was conducted in different domains of Changchun to disclose the fractionations of Pb, Cu, Cd, Zn and Ni in urban soils. Meanwhile correlation analysis and multiple stepwise regressions were used to define relationships between soil properties and metal fractions and the chief factors influencingthe fractionation of heavy metals in the soils. The results showed that Pb, Ni and Cu were mainly associated with the residual and organic forms; most of Cd was concentrated in the residual and exchangeable fractions. Zn in residual and carbonate fraction was the highest. The activities of the heavy metals probably declined in the following order: Cd, Zn,Pb, CuandNi. The chemical fractions of heavy metals in different domains in Changchun City were of significantly spatial heterogeneity. Soil properties had different influences on the chemical fractions of heavy metals to some extent and the main factors influencing Cd, Zn, Pb, Cu and Ni fractionation and transformation were apparently different.

  15. Magnetic cluster expansion model for random and ordered magnetic face-centered cubic Fe-Ni-Cr alloys

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    Lavrentiev, M. Yu.; Wróbel, J. S.; Nguyen-Manh, D.; Dudarev, S. L.; Ganchenkova, M. G.

    2016-07-01

    A Magnetic Cluster Expansion model for ternary face-centered cubic Fe-Ni-Cr alloys has been developed, using DFT data spanning binary and ternary alloy configurations. Using this Magnetic Cluster Expansion model Hamiltonian, we perform Monte Carlo simulations and explore magnetic structures of alloys over the entire range of compositions, considering both random and ordered alloy structures. In random alloys, the removal of magnetic collinearity constraint reduces the total magnetic moment but does not affect the predicted range of compositions where the alloys adopt low-temperature ferromagnetic configurations. During alloying of ordered fcc Fe-Ni compounds with Cr, chromium atoms tend to replace nickel rather than iron atoms. Replacement of Ni by Cr in ordered alloys with high iron content increases the Curie temperature of the alloys. This can be explained by strong antiferromagnetic Fe-Cr coupling, similar to that found in bcc Fe-Cr solutions, where the Curie temperature increase, predicted by simulations as a function of Cr concentration, is confirmed by experimental observations. In random alloys, both magnetization and the Curie temperature decrease abruptly with increasing chromium content, in agreement with experiment.

  16. 真空热处理对镍基单晶高温合金溅射NiCrAlY涂层抗氧化性能的影响%EFFECT OF VACUUM HEAT TREATMENT ON OXIDATION RESISTANCE OF SPUTTERED NiCrAlY COATING ON A Ni-BASE SINGLE-CRYSTAL SUPERALLOY

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    李美姮; 张重远; 孙晓峰; 胡望宇; 金涛; 管恒荣; 胡壮麒

    2002-01-01

    用磁控溅射法在镍基单晶高温合金基体上沉积NiCrAlY涂层,研究了真空热处理对涂层组织结构及抗氧化性能的影响.结果表明,溅射NiCrAlY涂层主要由γ-Ni和β-NiAl两相组成,元素分布均匀;经真空热处理后,涂层主要由γ′-Ni3Al、β-NiAl相和极少量的α-Al2O3相组成,元素分布变得不均匀,最外层富Al贫Cr.真空热处理可使溅射NiCrAlY涂层表面较早生成保护性能良好的α-Al2O3.1000℃氧化200 h,溅射涂层氧化膜有较大部分已经剥落,但真空热处理涂层的氧化膜仍较好地粘附在涂层基体上.真空热处理使溅射NiCrAlY涂层表面生成的氧化膜粘附性更好,提高了溅射NiCrAlY涂层的抗氧化性能.

  17. The quenching influence on defect structure and far acting stress fields of the 30CrNi3MoVA steel

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    2005-01-01

    @@ The determination of the quenching influence on defect structure and far acting stress fields of the cast constructional steel 30CrNi3MoVA (0.3%C, 1%Cr, 3%Ni, 1%Mo, 1%V) was the purpose of this work.

  18. The quenching influence on defect structure and far acting stress fields of the 30CrNi3MoVA steel

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    Kozlov; E.; V.; Popova; N.; A.; Klimashin; S.; I.; Tsellermaer; V.V.; Konovalov; S.; V.; Gromov; V.; E.

    2005-01-01

    The determination of the quenching influence on defect structure and far acting stress fields of the cast constructional steel 30CrNi3MoVA (0.3%C, 1%Cr, 3%Ni, 1%Mo, 1%V) was the purpose of this work.……

  19. Microstructure evolution in proton-irradiated austenitic Fe-Cr-Ni alloys under LWR core conditions

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    Gan, Jian

    1999-11-01

    Irradiation-induced microstructure of austenitic stainless steel was investigated using proton irradiation. High-purity alloys of Fe-20Cr-9Ni (UHP 304 SS), Fe-20Cr-24Ni and Ni-18Cr-9Fe were irradiated using 3.2 MeV protons at a dose rate of 7 × 10-6 dpa/s between 300°C and 600°C. The irradiation produced a microstructure consisting of dislocation loops and voids. The dose and temperature dependence of the number density and size of dislocation loops and voids were investigated. The changes in yield strength due to irradiation were estimated from Vickers hardness measurements and compared to calculations using a dispersed-barrier hardening model. The dose and temperature dependence of microstructure and hardness change for proton irradiation follows the same trend as that for neutron irradiation at comparable irradiation conditions. Commercial purity alloys of CP 304 SS and CP 316 SS were irradiated at 360°C to doses between 0.3 and 3.0 dpa. The irradiated microstructure consists of dislocation loops. No voids were detected at doses up to 3.0 dpa. Loop size distributions are in close agreement with that in the same alloys neutron-irradiated in a LWR core. The loop density also agrees with neutron irradiation data. The yield strength as a function of dose in proton irradiated commercial purity alloys is consistent with the neutron- data trend. A fast-reactor microstructure model was adapted for light water reactor (LWR) irradiation conditions (275°C, 7 × 10 -8 dpa/s) and then applied to proton irradiation under conditions (360°C, 7 × 10-6 dpa/s) relevant to LWRs. The original model was modified by including in-cascade interstitial clustering and the loss of interstitial clusters to sinks by cluster diffusion. It was demonstrated that loop nucleation for both LWR irradiation condition and proton irradiation are driven by in-cascade interstitial clustering. One important result from this modeling work is that the difference in displacement cascade between

  20. Analysis on corrosion cracking causes of 0Cr18Ni9 stainless steel pipe fittings%0Cr18Ni9不锈钢管件腐蚀开裂原因分析

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    胡万明

    2012-01-01

    Some 0Cr18Ni9 stainless steel pipe fittings corrosion cracked before and during trial run of PVC project.Through referring the material of cracked fittings and construction documents and performing metallographic examination and chemical element analysis,the cracking causes were found.The causes included ① the purchased 0Cr18Ni9 stainless steel pipe fittings didn't comply with the design requirements;② water for pressure test contained exessive chloride ions and didn't meet the requirements and wasn't discharged in time;③ effective supervision and management were poor.%通过查找相关材质和施工资料及金相与化学元素分析,找出了聚氯乙烯项目试车前和试车过程中0Cr18Ni9不锈钢管件腐蚀开裂的原因:①采购的0Cr18Ni9不锈钢管件不符合设计要求;②试压水不符合要求,氯离子含量超标,且试压水未及时排放;③缺少有效的监督管理。