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  1. Improved Laboratory Transition Probabilities for Ce II, Application to the Cerium Abundances of the Sun and Five r-process Rich, Metal-Poor Stars, and Rare Earth Lab Data

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    Lawler, J. E.; Sneden, C.; Cowan, J. J.; Ivans, I. I.; Hartog, E.A. den

    2009-01-01

    Recent radiative lifetime measurements accurate to +/- 5% using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) on 43 even-parity and 15 odd-parity levels of Ce II have been combined with new branching fractions measured using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) to determine transition probabilities for 921 lines of Ce II. This improved laboratory data set has been used to determine a new solar photospheric Ce abundance, log epsilon = 1.61 +/- 0.01 (sigma = 0.06 from 45 lines), a value in excellent agree...

  2. Improved Laboratory Transition Probabilities for Ce II, Application to the Cerium Abundances of the Sun and Five r-process Rich, Metal-Poor Stars, and Rare Earth Lab Data

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    Lawler, J E; Cowan, J J; Ivans, I I; Hartog, E A Den

    2009-01-01

    Recent radiative lifetime measurements accurate to +/- 5% using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) on 43 even-parity and 15 odd-parity levels of Ce II have been combined with new branching fractions measured using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) to determine transition probabilities for 921 lines of Ce II. This improved laboratory data set has been used to determine a new solar photospheric Ce abundance, log epsilon = 1.61 +/- 0.01 (sigma = 0.06 from 45 lines), a value in excellent agreement with the recommended meteoritic abundance, log epsilon = 1.61 +/- 0.02. Revised Ce abundances have also been derived for the r-process-rich metal-poor giant stars BD+17 3248, CS 22892-052, CS 31082-001, HD 115444 and HD 221170. Between 26 and 40 lines were used for determining the Ce abundance in these five stars, yielding a small statistical uncertainty of 0.01 dex similar to the Solar result. The relative abundances in the metal-poor stars of Ce and Eu, a nearly pure r-process element in the Sun, matches r-process ...

  3. Ce (III) - Porphyrin Sandwich Complex Ce2(TPP)3: A Rod-Like Nanoparticle as a Fluorescence Turn-Off Probe for Detection of Hg (II) and Cu (II).

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    Boroujerdi, Ramin

    2016-05-01

    In this study the researcher reports a novel, one step synthesized rod-like nanoparticles of cerium (III)-tetraphenylporphyrin sandwich complex as a spectrofluorometric sensor to measure trace amount of Hg (II) and Cu (II) metal ions. Moreover, the synthesized fluorescent probe was able to detect higher amounts (>10(-4) M) of Hg (II) in aqueous media by changing the color which can also be used as a selective mercury naked-eye sensor. The selectivity and sensitivity of the sensor based on its fluorescence quenching in the presence of Hg (II) and Cu (II) were studied according to the Stern-Volmer equation. The detection limit of the sensor was 16 nM for Hg (II) and about 2.34 μM for Cu (II) ions. Graphical Abstract Ce2(TPP)3 sandwich complex application as a fluorescent probe for measuring trace amounts of mercury and copper in real samples. PMID:26856340

  4. Properties and practical application of thin CeOx films

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    Maksimchuk N. V.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The properties of CeOx films produced by various methods have been investigated. According to the comparative analisys “metallic mirror oxidation” method allows to produce films with significantly better characteristics than the «explosive evaporation» method. Though the latter method yields higher photosensitivity of CeOx films and structures on their base. In the process the optimal value of the substrate temperature was determined. Obtained data expand the CeOx application potential in microelectronic sensor sphere.

  5. Recent advances in the applications of CE to forensic sciences (2005-2007).

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    Tagliaro, Franco; Bortolotti, Federica

    2008-01-01

    The present article reviews the applications of CE in forensic science covering the period from 2005 until the first part of 2007. The overview includes the most relevant examples of analytical applications of capillary electrophoretic and electrokinetic techniques in the following fields: (i) forensic drugs, toxicants and dyes, (ii) small ions of forensic interest (iii) explosives, (iv) forensic DNA, and (v) other biopolymers of forensic interest. PMID:18058765

  6. Recent advances in the applications of CE to forensic sciences (2001-2004).

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    Tagliaro, Franco; Bortolotti, Federica

    2006-01-01

    The present article reviews the applications of CE in forensic science covering the period from 2001 until the first part of 2005. The overview includes the most relevant examples of analytical applications of capillary electrophoretic and electrokinetic techniques in the following fields: (i) Forensic drugs and poisons, (ii) explosive analysis and gunshot residues, (iii) small ions of forensic interest, (iv) forensic DNA and RNA analysis, (v) proteins of forensic interest, and (vi) ink analysis. PMID:16421953

  7. File list: Pol.CeL.50.RNA_polymerase_II.AllCell [Chip-atlas[Archive

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    Full Text Available Pol.CeL.50.RNA_polymerase_II.AllCell dm3 RNA polymerase RNA polymerase II Cell line...70,SRX749072,SRX749071,SRX749073,SRX017852,SRX529168 http://dbarchive.biosciencedbc.jp/kyushu-u/dm3/assembled/Pol.CeL.50.RNA_polymerase_II.AllCell.bed ...

  8. A study of the Ce3+/Ce4+ redox couple in sulfamic acid for redox battery application

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    Highlights: ► SA served as media electrolyte for Ce3+/Ce4+ was reported. ► A Zn–Ce redox battery was assembled and it showed impressive charge–discharge performance. ► The performance of Zn–Ce battery was improved by adding carbonate such as NH4HCO3. Its energy efficiency reached up to 53%. -- Abstract: The present paper reports a cerium sulfamate electrolyte for use in redox battery. The electrochemical behavior of Ce3+/Ce4+ in sulfamic acid (SA) media has been investigated using linear-sweep voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry. The formal potential of the Ce3+/Ce4+ redox couple in SA is approximately 1.52 V vs. NHE. The exchange current density and standard rate constant of the Ce3+/Ce4+ redox reaction on platinum electrode in SA are determined as 5.95 × 10−4 A cm−2 and 4.95 × 10−5 cm s−1 respectively. The diffusion coefficient of Ce3+ in SA is 5.93 × 10−6 cm2 s−1. The conductivity of cerium(III) sulfamate solution is improved significantly by adding NH4+. A zinc–cerium test cell with Ce3+/Ce4+ sulfamate solution as the positive electrolyte is constructed and the charge-discharge performance is evaluated. The coulombic efficiency of the Zn–Ce cell is calculated to be 90%. The preliminary exploration shows that the cerium sulfamate electrolyte is promising for redox battery application and is worthy of further study.

  9. Synthesis of mesoporous Bi2O3/CeO2 microsphere for photocatalytic degradation of Orange II dye

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Bi2O3/CeO2 microspheres were successfully synthesized by a hydrothermal procedure. • Bi2O3/CeO2 microspheres were used to remove wastewater pollutant containing azo dye. • The activity of Bi2O3/CeO2 is synergically enhanced compared to its pristine forms. - Abstract: We report on the visible-light responsive porous assembly of Bi2O3/CeO2 microspheres, which were synthesized via a simple hydrothermal reaction between Bi(NO3)3·5H2O and Ce(NO3)3·6H2O in the presence of ethylene glycol and ethanol. Systematic structural (X-ray diffraction (XRD)), morphological (field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscopic (TEM)), BET surface area and diffuse reflectance spectral (DRS) analyses were carried out to characterize the formed product. The effects of experimental parameters on the microstructural and morphological behavior of Bi2O3/CeO2 composites were discussed. The semiconductor material as obtained was evaluated as a heterogeneous photocatalyst for the photolytic degradation of an azo dye in water and the degradation was found to follow pseudo-first-order rate kinetics. The study compares the rate constants of the new hybrid catalyst to a pristine Bi2O3 and CeO2, which has excellent catalytic properties under visible light irradiation for the degradation of Orange II dye

  10. Recent advances in the application of CE to forensic sciences: a update over years 2007-2009.

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    Tagliaro, Franco; Pascali, Jennifer; Fanigliulo, Ameriga; Bortolotti, Federica

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews and comments the applications of CE to forensic sciences covering the short period from 2007 until the first months of 2009, being the latest update of two previous review papers covering the years from 2001 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2007. The overview includes the most relevant examples of analytical applications of capillary electrophoretic and electrokinetic techniques in the following fields: (i) illicit and abused drugs, (ii) small ions of forensic interest (iii) proteins and peptides, (iv) forensic deoxyribonucleic acid, (v) dyes and inks. As many as 69 references are quoted. PMID:19950357

  11. Novel nanostructured CeO2 as efficient catalyst for energy and environmental applications

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    Sumanta Kumar Meher; G Ranga Rao

    2014-03-01

    We report here versatile methods to engineer the microstructure and understand the fundamental physicochemical properties of CeO2 to improve its catalytic viability for practical applications. In this context, different morphologies of CeO2 are synthesized using tailored homogeneous precipitation methods and characterized by XRD, BET, SEM and TPR methods. The shuttle-shaped CeO2 prepared under hydrothermal condition shows higher surface area and low-temperature reducibility. The 0.5 wt% Pt-impregnated shuttle-shaped CeO2 shows lower-temperature CO oxidation behaviour as compared to its bulk-like CeO2 (with 0.5 wt% Pt) counterpart, synthesized by conventional-reflux method. Further, nanorod morphology of CeO2 prepared with Cl−as counter ion shows lower-temperature oxidation of soot as compared to the mesoflower morphology of CeO2, prepared with NO$^{−}_{3}$ as counter ion in the reaction medium. Further, linear sweep voltammetry, chronopotentiometry and CO-stripping voltammetry studies are performed to evaluate the promoting activity of CeO2 to Pt/C for ethanol electro-oxidation reaction in acidic media. Results show that CeO2 provides active triple-phase-interfacial sites for suitable adsorption of OH species which effectively oxidize the COads on Pt/C. The results presented here are significant in the context of understanding the physicochemical fine prints of CeO2 and CeO2 based hetero-nanocomposites for their suitability to important catalytic and energy-related applications.

  12. Synthesis of Mn-doped CeO2 nanorods and their application as humidity sensors

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    C H Hu; C H Xia; F Wang; M Zhou; P F Yin; X Y Han

    2011-08-01

    Mn-doped CeO2 nanorods have been prepared from CeO2 particles through a facile compositehydroxide-mediated (CHM) approach. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The analysis from the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicates that the manganese doped in CeO2 exists as Mn4+. The responses to humidity for static and dynamic testing proved dopingMn into CeO2 can improve the humidity sensitivity. For the sample with Mn% about 1.22, the resistance changes from 375.3 to 2.7M as the relative humidity (RH) increases from 25 to 90%, indicating promising applications of the Mn-doped CeO2 nanorods in environmental monitoring.

  13. INCA-CE: a Central European initiative in nowcasting severe weather and its applications

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    A. Kann; G. Pistotnik; B. Bica

    2012-01-01

    The INCA-CE (Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis – Central Europe) project aims at implementing a transnational weather information system as well as applications for different socio-economic sectors to reduce risks of major economic damage and loss of life caused by severe weather. Civil protection and also stakeholders from economic sectors are in a growing need of accurate and reliable short-term weather forecasts. Within INCA-CE, a state-of-the art...

  14. Clinical application of 3D Ce MRA in diagnosis of peripheral artery occlusive diseases

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    Objective: To probe the value of clinical application of three dimensional contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (3D CE MRA) for diagnosis of peripheral artery occlusive diseases (PAOD) and to assess its accuracy. Methods: One hundred and three cases of PAOD received 3D CE MRA before operation. And 579 vascular segments were displayed. The diagnosis of 3D CE MRA before operation were compared with the results of vascular reconstruction surgeries of lower extremities. The image quality and how 3D CE MRA revealed the abnormal blood vessels were evaluated. Results: Satisfactory images of the main arteries of the lower extremities were achieved by 3D CE MRA. In 579 vascular segments of 103 patients with PAOD, the sensitivity and specificity for detection of severe stenosis and occlusions were 97.6% and 95.4%, respectively. In 206 vascular segments of tibiofibula artery, the sensitivity was 100%. In 196 vascular segments of femoral artery, the specificity was 97%. Conclusion: 3D CE MRA is accurate and reliable for determination of the degree of peripheral artery stenosis. The results of 3D CE MRA are concordant with that of operation. (authors)

  15. Ag nanocrystals anchored CeO2/graphene nanocomposite for enhanced supercapacitor applications

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    Highlights: • Quasi spherical Ag and CeO2 nanoparticles were decorated on rGO matrix. • The Ag/CeO2/rGO nanocomposite exhibits specific capacitance of 710 F g−1. • Ag plays an imperative role in improving the electrochemical performance. - Abstract: A novel ternary Ag decorated CeO2/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite was synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as surface directing agent and was designed as an electrode material for supercapacitors application. The structure and morphology of the nanocomposites were analyzed by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The synergistic effect between the CeO2 nanoparticles wrapped rGO matrix with Ag nanoparticles gives rise to a nanostructure, empowering the material with enhanced electrochemical performance. The electrochemical characterization was performed using cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic studies in 3 M KOH aqueous electrolyte. The nanocomposite electrode materials possess a high specific capacitance of 710.42 F g−1 at an applied current density of 0.2 A g−1, which was nearly two fold higher than CeO2/rGO nanocomposite. This work endows a new route for building Ag/CeO2/rGO ternary nanocomposite which will have some impact on the exploitation of novel ternary electrode materials for supercapacitor applications

  16. Crystallization and electrical properties of ITO:Ce thin films for flat panel display applications

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    ITO and ITO:Ce films were deposited by DC magnetron sputtering using an ITO (SnO2: 10 wt.%) target and CeO2 doped ITO (CeO2: 0.5, 3.0, 4.0 and 6.0 wt.%) ceramic targets, respectively, on unheated non-alkali glass substrates (corning E2000). The as-deposited films were annealed at 200 oC in an Ar atmosphere at a pressure of 1 Pa. The crystallization temperature of the ITO film was increased by introducing Ce atoms because they decrease the level of crystallinity. It was also confirmed that the etching rate, surface morphology and work function were improved by the addition of Ce atoms despite there being increased resistivity. The current voltage (I-V) characteristics of the OLED devices deteriorated with increasing Ce content in the ITO anode, which was attributed to a decrease in carrier density despite there being a high work function. Therefore, the carrier density is one of the most important factors that determine the turn-on voltage for OLED applications.

  17. Preparation of Na4UO2(CO3)3 in presence of Ce-141. II, Treatment of uranium decontamination

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    It was settled down that the coexistence of chemical species structurally different of cerium, is a consequence of the preparation time; whose practical application, for the purification of the uranium, it can constitute the technological aspect but important in the ion exchange process, to separate the Ce-141 from the uranium. (Author)

  18. Resistive switching behaviour of highly epitaxial CeO2 thin film for memory application

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    We report on the remarkable potential of highly epitaxial and pure (001)-oriented CeO2 thin films grown on conducting Nb-doped SrTiO3 (NSTO) substrates by laser molecular beam epitaxy for nonvolatile memory application. Resistive switching (RS) devices with the structure of Au/epi-CeO2/NSTO exhibit reversible and steady bipolar RS behaviour with large high/low resistance ratio and a narrow dispersion of the resistance values. Detailed analysis of the conduction mechanisms reveals that the trapping/detrapping processes and oxygen vacancies migration play important roles in the switching behaviour. In the light of XPS measurement results, the CeO2/NSTO interface with oxygen vacancies or defects is responsible for the RS effect. Furthermore, a model is proposed to explain this resistance switching behaviour. (copyright 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  19. Ag nanocrystals anchored CeO{sub 2}/graphene nanocomposite for enhanced supercapacitor applications

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    Vanitha, M.; Keerthi [Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C Tech, Anna University, Chennai 600025 (India); Cao, P. [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142 (New Zealand); Balasubramanian, N., E-mail: nbsbala@annauniv.edu [Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C Tech, Anna University, Chennai 600025 (India)

    2015-09-25

    Highlights: • Quasi spherical Ag and CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles were decorated on rGO matrix. • The Ag/CeO{sub 2}/rGO nanocomposite exhibits specific capacitance of 710 F g{sup −1}. • Ag plays an imperative role in improving the electrochemical performance. - Abstract: A novel ternary Ag decorated CeO{sub 2}/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite was synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as surface directing agent and was designed as an electrode material for supercapacitors application. The structure and morphology of the nanocomposites were analyzed by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The synergistic effect between the CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles wrapped rGO matrix with Ag nanoparticles gives rise to a nanostructure, empowering the material with enhanced electrochemical performance. The electrochemical characterization was performed using cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic studies in 3 M KOH aqueous electrolyte. The nanocomposite electrode materials possess a high specific capacitance of 710.42 F g{sup −1} at an applied current density of 0.2 A g{sup −1}, which was nearly two fold higher than CeO{sub 2}/rGO nanocomposite. This work endows a new route for building Ag/CeO{sub 2}/rGO ternary nanocomposite which will have some impact on the exploitation of novel ternary electrode materials for supercapacitor applications.

  20. Magnetic Phase Transitions of CeSb. II: Effects of Applied Magnetic Fields

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    Meier, G.; Fischer, P.; Hälg, W.; Lebech, Bente; Rainford, B.D.; Vogt, O.

    1978-01-01

    For pt.I see ibid., vol.11, p.345 (1978). The metamagnetic phase transition and the associated phase diagram of the anomalous antiferromagnet CeSb were determined in a neutron diffraction study of the magnetic ordering of CeSb single crystals in applied magnetic fields parallel to the (001) and...... (011) directions (H<5 T). Because of the anisotropic exchange interactions that favours a (001) easy direction of magnetisation, the magnetic properties are similar to those of the Ising spin systems i.e. antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism and ferromagnetism occur at low temperatures and at increasing...... magnetic fields. The observed magnetic structures do not correspond to the stable configurations expected from the molecular field theory of the face-centred cubic lattice. The change from a first-order transition at the Neel temperature in zero field to second-order transition at high fields points to the...

  1. A comparative study of LaBr3(Ce3+) and CeBr3 based gamma-ray spectrometers for planetary remote sensing applications

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    Kozyrev, A.; Mitrofanov, I.; Owens, A.; Quarati, F.; Benkhoff, J.; Bakhtin, B.; Fedosov, F.; Golovin, D.; Litvak, M.; Malakhov, A.; Mokrousov, M.; Nuzhdin, I.; Sanin, A.; Tretyakov, V.; Vostrukhin, A.; Timoshenko, G.; Shvetsov, V.; Granja, C.; Slavicek, T.; Pospisil, S.

    2016-08-01

    The recent availability of large volume cerium bromide crystals raises the possibility of substantially improving gamma-ray spectrometer limiting flux sensitivities over current systems based on the lanthanum tri-halides, e.g., lanthanum bromide and lanthanum chloride, especially for remote sensing, low-level counting applications or any type of measurement characterized by poor signal to noise ratios. The Russian Space Research Institute has developed and manufactured a highly sensitive gamma-ray spectrometer for remote sensing observations of the planet Mercury from the Mercury Polar Orbiter (MPO), which forms part of ESA's BepiColombo mission. The Flight Model (FM) gamma-ray spectrometer is based on a 3-in. single crystal of LaBr3(Ce3+) produced in a separate crystal development programme specifically for this mission. During the spectrometers development, manufacturing, and qualification phases, large crystals of CeBr3 became available in a subsequent phase of the same crystal development programme. Consequently, the Flight Spare Model (FSM) gamma-ray spectrometer was retrofitted with a 3-in. CeBr3 crystal and qualified for space. Except for the crystals, the two systems are essentially identical. In this paper, we report on a comparative assessment of the two systems, in terms of their respective spectral properties, as well as their suitability for use in planetary mission with respect to radiation tolerance and their propensity for activation. We also contrast their performance with a Ge detector representative of that flown on MESSENGER and show that: (a) both LaBr3(Ce3+) and CeBr3 provide superior detection systems over HPGe in the context of minimally resourced spacecraft and (b) CeBr3 is a more attractive system than LaBr3(Ce3+) in terms of sensitivities at lower gamma fluxes. Based on the tests, the FM has now been replaced by the FSM on the BepiColombo spacecraft. Thus, CeBr3 now forms the central gamma-ray detection element on the MPO spacecraft.

  2. Preparation Methods and Applications of CuO-CeO2 Catalysts: A Short Review

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    Ram Prasad

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The CuO-CeO2 catalytic systems are getting popular for catalyzing very actively the various reactions of environmental, commercial and other importance. In recent years, many methods have been in use for the preparation of versatile CuO-CeO2 catalysts. Reviewing the useful preparation methods of such catalysts is thus the need of the time in view of the globally increasing interest towards all the low temperature redox reactions. This article presents a short review on seventeen different preparation methods of the copperceria catalysts, followed by critical discussions on the related redox properties and advancements accomplished with respect to their application aspect, including a systematic compilation of the concerned newer literature in a well-concievable tabular form. ©2010 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved(Received: 14th January 2010, Revised: 31st January 2010, Accepted: 1st February 2010[How to Cite: R. Prasad, G. Rattan. (2010. Preparation Methods and Applications of CuO-CeO2 Catalysts: A Short Review. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, 5 (1: 7-30. doi:10.9767/bcrec.5.1.7125.7-30][How to Link / DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.5.1.7125.7-30 || or local:   http://ejournal.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec/article/view/7125

  3. Application of nanostructured Ca doped CeO2 for ultraviolet filtration

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    Calcium doped CeO2 nanoparticles with doping concentrations between 0 and 50 mol% were synthesized by a co-precipitation method for ultraviolet filtration application. Below 20 mol% doping concentration, the samples were single-phase. From 30 mol%, CaCO3 appears as a secondary phase. The calculated CeO2 mean crystallite size was 9.3 nm for the pure and 5.7 nm for the 50 mol% Ca-doped sample. Between 250 and 330 nm, the absorbance increased for the 10, 30, and 40 mol% Ca-doped samples compared to the pure one. The band-gap was found to be 3.20 eV for the undoped, and between 3.36 and 3.51 eV for the doped samples. The blue shifts are attributed to the quantum confinement effect. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that the Ce3+ atomic concentration in the pure sample was higher than that of the 20 mol% Ca-doped sample.

  4. INCA-CE: a Central European initiative in nowcasting severe weather and its applications

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    Kann, A.; Pistotnik, G.; Bica, B.

    2012-04-01

    The INCA-CE (Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis - Central Europe) project aims at implementing a transnational weather information system as well as applications for different socio-economic sectors to reduce risks of major economic damage and loss of life caused by severe weather. Civil protection and also stakeholders from economic sectors are in a growing need of accurate and reliable short-term weather forecasts. Within INCA-CE, a state-of-the art nowcasting system (INCA) is implemented at weather services throughout the European Union's CE (Central Europe) Programme Area, providing analyses and short term forecasts to the aforementioned end-users. In a coherent approach, the INCA (Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis) system will be adapted for implementation and use in a number of partner countries. Within transregional working groups, the gap between short-term weather information and its downstream activities in hydrological disaster management, civil protection and road management will be bridged and best practice management and measure plans will be produced. A web-based platform for outreach to related socio-economic sectors will initiate and foster a dialogue between weather services and further stakeholders like tourism or the insurance sector, flood authorities for disaster management, and the construction industry for cost-efficient scheduling and planning. Furthermore, the project will produce a compact guideline for policy makers on how to combine structural development aspects with these new features. In the present paper, an outline of the project implementation, a short overview about the INCA system and two case studies on precipitation nowcasts will be given. Moreover, directions for further developments both within the INCA system and the INCA-CE project will be pointed out.

  5. Aerogels: II. Applications in catalysis

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    Orlović Aleksandar M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Sol-gel synthesis, and the resulting materials (xerogels and aerogels are finding increasing application in the synthesis of catalysts, due to their unique characteristics. The most important features of the sol-gel process are: the ability to achieve homogeneity at the molecular level, the introduction of several species in only one step and the ability to stabilize metastable phases. The supercritical drying process produces aerogels with structural features quite different to conventional materials. Some of these characteristics of aerogels can make them very effective catalysts.

  6. Preparation,Characterization of CuO/CeO2 and Cu/CeO2 Catalysts and Their Applications in Low-Temperature CO Oxidation

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    Zheng Xiucheng; Han Dongzhan; Wang Shuping; Zhang Shoumin; Wang Shurong; Huang Weiping; Wu Shihua

    2005-01-01

    CeO2 was synthesized via sol-gel process and used as supporter to prepare CuO/CeO2, Cu/CeO2 catalysts by impregnation method. The catalytic properties and characterization of CeO2, CuO/CeO2 and Cu/CeO2 catalysts were examined by means of a microreactor-GC system, HRTEM, XRD, TPR and XPS techniques. The results show that CuO has not catalytic activity and the activity of CeO2 is quite low for CO oxidation. However, the catalytic activity of CuO/CeO2 and Cu/CeO2 catalysts increases significantly. Furthermore, the activity of CuO/CeO2 is higher than that of Cu/CeO2 catalysts.

  7. Fabrication and characterization of spark plasma sintered Ce:LuAG ceramic for scintillation application

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    Kumar, S. Arun; Senthilselvan, J.

    2016-05-01

    Rare earth Cerium doped Lutetium Aluminum Garnet (Ce:LuAG) ceramics are widely used as phosphor material in medical imaging and high-energy physics. Due to its technological importance, an attempt has been made to fabricate Ce:LuAG ceramics by using spark plasma sintering (SPS) technique. XRD patterns of SPS sintered Ce:LuAG ceramics reveals a mixed LuAG and CeO2 (antisite defect) phases. The microstructures of SPS sintered Ce:LuAG ceramics shows limited densification, inappropriate compaction of particles and existence of residual pores, voids between the grain boundaries affects the transparency of Ce:LuAG ceramics. Relative density and hardness of post sintered Ce:LuAG ceramic is also determined. The effect of Ce3+ doping concentration and sintering temperature on optical luminescence behavior of Ce:LuAG ceramic is presented.

  8. New numerical algorithms in SUPER CE/SE and their applications in explosion mechanics

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    2010-01-01

    The new numerical algorithms in SUPER/CESE and their applications in explosion mechanics are studied. The researched al-gorithms and models include an improved CE/SE (space-time Conservation Element and Solution Element) method,a local hybrid particle level set method,three chemical reaction models and a two-fluid model. Problems of shock wave reflection over wedges,explosive welding,cellular structure of gaseous detonations and two-phase detonations in the gas-droplet system are simulated by using the above-mentioned algorithms and models. The numerical results reveal that the adopted algorithms have many advantages such as high numerical accuracy,wide application field and good compatibility. The numerical algo-rithms presented in this paper may be applied to the numerical research of explosion mechanics.

  9. Moessbauer-Spectrometer MIMOS II: Future applications

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    Klingelhoefer, Goestar; Blumers, Mathias; Schroeder, Christian; Fleischer, Iris; Lopez, Jordi G.; Sanchez, Jose F.; Hahn, Michaela; Upadhyay, Chandan [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Rodionov, Daniel [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Space Research Institute IKI, 117997 Moskau (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-01

    The Miniaturized Moessbauer Spectrometer MIMOS II operates on the surface of Mars for the last three years (part of NASA Mars Exploration Rovers scientific payload). Successful application of MIMOS II as a tool for detection/analysis of Fe-bearing minerals on the extraterrestrial surfaces has proven its use for other missions. Currently MIMOS II is a part of ExoMars and Phobos-Grunt missions. ExoMars is managed by the European Space Agency and planned to be launched in 2013. It involves the development of a sophisticated Mars rover with set of instruments to further characterize the biological environment on Mars in preparation for robotic missions and human exploration. Data from the mission should provide an input for broader studies of exobiology. Phobos-Grunt is developed by Russian Space Agency. Currently, launch is planned in 2009. The main goals of the mission are Phobos regolith sample return, Phobos in situ study and Mars/Phobos remote sensing.

  10. Near infrared emission of TbAG:Ce3+,Yb3+ phosphor for solar cell applications

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    Meshram, N. D.; Yadav, P. J.; Pathak, A. A.; Joshi, C. P.; Moharil, S. V.

    2016-05-01

    Luminescent materials doped with rare earth ions are used for many devices such as optical amplifiers in telecommunication, phosphors for white light emitting diodes (LEDs), displays, and so on. Recently, they also have attracted a great interest for photovoltaic applications to improve solar cell efficiency by modifying solar spectrum. Crystal silicon (c-Si) solar cells most effectively convert photons of energy close to the semiconductor band gap. The mis-match between the incident solar spectrum and the spectral response of solar cells is one of the main reasons to limit the cell efficiency. The efficiency limit of the c-Si has been estimated to be 29% by Shockley and Queisser. However, this limit is estimated to be improved up to 38.4% by modifying the solar spectrum by a quantum cutting (down converting) phosphor which converts one photon of high energy into two photons of lower energy. The phenomenon such as the quantum cutting or the down conversion of rare earth ions have been investigated since Dexter reported the possibility of a luminescent quantum yield greater than unity in 1957. In the past, the quantum cutting from a vacuum ultraviolet photon to visible photons for Pr3+, Gd3+,Gd3+-Eu3+, and Er3+-Tb3+ had been studied. Recently, a new quantum cutting phenomenon from visible photon shorter than 500 nm to two infrared photons for Tb3+-Yb3+, Pr3+-Yb3+, and Tm3+-Yb3+ has been reported. The Yb3+ ion is suitable as an acceptor and emitter because luminescent quantum efficiency of Yb3+ is close to 100% and the energy of the only excited level of Yb3+ (1.2 eV) is roughly in accordance with the band gap of Si (1.1 eV). In addition, the Ce3+-doped Tb3Al5O12 (TbAG), used as a phosphor for white LED, has broad absorption bands in the range of 300-500 nm due to strong ligand field and high luminescent quantum efficiency. Therefore, the Ce3+ ions in the TbAG can be suitable as an excellent sensitizing donor for down conversion materials of Si solar cells. In this

  11. Design and characterisation of a YAG(Ce) calorimeter for proton Computed Tomography application

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    The design and the characterization of a calorimeter system, aimed at measuring the residual energy in a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) apparatus, is described. The calorimeter has a 6 × 6 cm2 active area to fully cover the tracker area of the pCT system, being 10 cm thick it is able to stop up to 200 MeV protons and sustain 1 MHz particle rate (average rate on the whole area). The YAG(Ce) scintillator is promising for charged particle detection applications where high-count rate, good energy resolution and compact photodiode readout, not influenced by magnetic fields, are of importance. The aim of this work is to show data acquired with proton beam energy up to 175 MeV and to discuss the performances of this calorimeter

  12. Gauge theories of weak interactions II (Circa 1981-1982 C.E.)

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    Bég, M. A. B.; Sirlin, A.

    1982-08-01

    This article is a sequel to “Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions (Circa 1973-1974)”, published in the Annual Review of Nuclear Science. Our purpose is to survey the state of the art eight years after; we have spared no effort, however, to make this article self-contained, comprehensible with only an occasional reference to the previous review. The tone of our presentation is set, and the scope of the discussion is delineated, by introductory remarks which emphasize some open questions in the field. We then proceed to examine the known structure of weak interactions in the light of the theory - now established, at least as a consistent description of electroweak effects in the low-energy domain - associated with the names of Glashow, Salam and and Weinberg and commonly referred to as Quantum Flavordynamics (QFD). Here, as well as later in the paper, we try to recapture the spirit of some of the original contributions by using judiciously-defined parameters which afford a model-independent perspective of the experimental data, particularly in situations where we suspect that theoretical fine structure may be hidden in the errors. The phenomenology provides a convenient starting point for discussing the underlying theory. We review briefly the methodology of spontaneously broken gauge theories, in the canonical framework with elementary spin-0 fields injected into the Lagrangian, and its application to the SU(3) C⊗SU(2) L⊗U(1) based standard model of quark-lepton interactions. Calculations of loop-level effects are described both in the context of the standard model and of SU(5)-based grand unification; specially emphasized is our contention that the renormalizability of the theory plays a crucial role in its ability to reproduce physical reality. At this point we deviate from the beaten path of orthodoxy to explore new directions in which weak-interaction theory might conceivably go. The principal motivation lies in our desire to avoid getting trapped in a no

  13. Applicability of CeO2 as a surrogate for PuO2 in a MOX fuel development

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    The applicability of cerium oxide, as a surrogate for plutonium oxide, was evaluated for the fabrication process of a MOX (mixed oxide) fuel pellet. Sintering behavior, pore former effect and thermal properties of the Ce-MOX were compared with those of Pu-MOX. Compacting parameters of the Pu-MOX powder were optimized by a simulation using Ce-MOX powder. Sintering behavior of Ce-MOX was very similar to that of Pu-MOX, in particular for the oxidative sintering process. The sintered density of both pellets was decreased with the same slope with an increasing DA (dicarbon amide) content. Both the Ce-MOX and Pu-MOX pellets which were fabricated by an admixing of 0.05 wt% DA and sintering in a CO2 atmosphere had the same average grain size of 11 μm and a density of 95%T.D. The thermal conductivity of the Pu-MOX was a little higher than that of the Ce-MOX at a lower temperature but both conductivities became closer to each other above 900 K. Cerium oxide was found to be a useful surrogate to simulate the Pu behavior in the MOX fuel fabrication

  14. Applicability of CeO 2 as a surrogate for PuO 2 in a MOX fuel development

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    Kim, Han Soo; Joung, Chang Yong; Lee, Byung Ho; Oh, Jae Yong; Koo, Yang Hyun; Heimgartner, Peter

    2008-08-01

    The applicability of cerium oxide, as a surrogate for plutonium oxide, was evaluated for the fabrication process of a MOX (mixed oxide) fuel pellet. Sintering behavior, pore former effect and thermal properties of the Ce-MOX were compared with those of Pu-MOX. Compacting parameters of the Pu-MOX powder were optimized by a simulation using Ce-MOX powder. Sintering behavior of Ce-MOX was very similar to that of Pu-MOX, in particular for the oxidative sintering process. The sintered density of both pellets was decreased with the same slope with an increasing DA (dicarbon amide) content. Both the Ce-MOX and Pu-MOX pellets which were fabricated by an admixing of 0.05 wt% DA and sintering in a CO 2 atmosphere had the same average grain size of 11 μm and a density of 95%T.D. The thermal conductivity of the Pu-MOX was a little higher than that of the Ce-MOX at a lower temperature but both conductivities became closer to each other above 900 K. Cerium oxide was found to be a useful surrogate to simulate the Pu behavior in the MOX fuel fabrication.

  15. Sorption of Cd(II) on CeO2 Resin and Its Solvent-Elution Pattern

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    Capability of CeO2 resin as chemical separator component and its immobilization potential to cadmium can be exploited for utilization of the resin in the separation of Cd-In matrices. The separation of Cd-In matrices is important for improving and mastering production technology of 111/115m In using high-enriched 112/114 Cd targets. The phenomena on the sorption of Cd(11) on CeO2 resin and its solvent elution pattern were studied using CeO2 synthesized from reaction between Ce(SO4)2 and NH4OH. A series of Cd(11) standard solution was treated with the activated resin in the both static and dynamic systems. The Cd(11) content of the solution after the treatment was the determined by UV-spectrophotometry for measuring Cd (11)-sorption capacity. The solvent elution pattern was observed by fractional elution from CeO2 column followed by UV-spectrophotometric determination to the fractions giving positive test for Cd(11). It was found that the treatment of the resin with 10% NH4OH solution increases the Cd(11)-sorption capacity of the resin compared to the treatment with water or 1M HCI solution. A sharp elution patter with quantitative yield of Cd(11) recovery (more than 94%) was found by elution using 5, 10 or 20% NH4OH solution. Key words : CeO2 resin, hydrous cerium oxide, radioisotope 111/115m In, separation of Cd-In matrices, sorption of Cd(11) on CeO2 resin , elution profile of Cd(11) on CeO2 resin, Cd(11) measurement by means of UV spectrophotometry

  16. Broadband Cavity Enhanced Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (CE-DOAS – applicability and corrections

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    Full Text Available Atmospheric trace gas measurements by cavity assisted long-path absorption spectroscopy are an emerging technology. An interesting approach is the combination of CEAS with broadband light sources, the broadband CEAS (BB-CEAS. BB-CEAS lends itself to the application of the DOAS technique to analyse the derived absorption spectra. While the DOAS approach has enormous advantages in terms of sensitivity and specificity of the measurement, an important implication is the reduction of the light path by the trace gas absorption, since cavity losses due to absorption by gases reduce the quality (Q of the cavity. In fact, at wavelength, where the quality of the BB-CEAS cavity is dominated by the trace gas absorption (especially at very high mirror reflectivity, the average light path will vary nearly inversely with the trace gas concentration and the strength of the band will become only weakly dependent on the trace gas concentration c in the cavity, (the differential optical density being proportional to the logarithm of the trace gas concentration. Only in the limiting case where the mirror reflectivity determines Q at all wavelength, the strength of the band as seen by the CE-DOAS instrument becomes directly proportional to the concentration c. We investigate these relationships in detail and present methods to correct for the cases between the two above extremes, which are of course the important ones in practice.

  17. Exogenous surfactant application in a rat lung ischemia reperfusion injury model: effects on edema formation and alveolar type II cells

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Prophylactic exogenous surfactant therapy is a promising way to attenuate the ischemia and reperfusion (I/R injury associated with lung transplantation and thereby to decrease the clinical occurrence of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, there is little information on the mode by which exogenous surfactant attenuates I/R injury of the lung. We hypothesized that exogenous surfactant may act by limiting pulmonary edema formation and by enhancing alveolar type II cell and lamellar body preservation. Therefore, we investigated the effect of exogenous surfactant therapy on the formation of pulmonary edema in different lung compartments and on the ultrastructure of the surfactant producing alveolar epithelial type II cells. Methods Rats were randomly assigned to a control, Celsior (CE or Celsior + surfactant (CE+S group (n = 5 each. In both Celsior groups, the lungs were flush-perfused with Celsior and subsequently exposed to 4 h of extracorporeal ischemia at 4°C and 50 min of reperfusion at 37°C. The CE+S group received an intratracheal bolus of a modified natural bovine surfactant at a dosage of 50 mg/kg body weight before flush perfusion. After reperfusion (Celsior groups or immediately after sacrifice (Control, the lungs were fixed by vascular perfusion and processed for light and electron microscopy. Stereology was used to quantify edematous changes as well as alterations of the alveolar epithelial type II cells. Results Surfactant treatment decreased the intraalveolar edema formation (mean (coefficient of variation: CE: 160 mm3 (0.61 vs. CE+S: 4 mm3 (0.75; p 3 (0.90 vs. CE+S: 0 mm3; p 3 (0.39 vs. CE+S: 268 mm3 (0.43; p 3(0.10 and CE+S (481 μm3(0.10 compared with controls (323 μm3(0.07; p Conclusion Intratracheal surfactant application before I/R significantly reduces the intraalveolar edema formation and development of atelectases but leads to an increased development of

  18. Ce0.98Pd0.02O2-: Recyclable, ligand free palladium(II) catalyst for Heck reaction

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    S R Sanjaykumar; Bhaskar Devu Mukri; Satish Patil; Giridhar Madras; M S Hegdea

    2011-01-01

    Palladium substituted in cerium dioxide in the form of a solid solution, Ce0.98 Pd0.02 O1.98 is a new heterogeneous catalyst which exhibits high activity and 100% trans-selectivity for the Heck reactions of aryl bromides including heteroaryls with olefins. The catalytic reactions work without any ligand. Nanocrystalline Ce0.98 Pd0.02 O1.98 is prepared by solution combustion method and Pd is in +2 state. The catalyst can be separated, recovered and reused without significant loss in activity.

  19. Embedded computer systems for control applications in EBR-II

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    The purpose of this paper is to describe the embedded computer systems approach taken at Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II) for non-safety related systems. The hardware and software structures for typical embedded systems are presented The embedded systems development process is described. Three examples are given which illustrate typical embedded computer applications in EBR-II

  20. Mn3O4-CeO2 nano-catalysts: Synthesis, characterization and application

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    Anushree, Sharma, C.; Kumar, S.

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    Nano-sized Mn3O4-CeO2 catalysts were synthesized by a cost effective co-precipitation method, and were studied as a heterogeneous catalyst for wet air oxidation of paper industry wastewater at mild operating conditions of 90 °C and 1 atm. The structural, micro-structural and textural properties of synthesized catalysts were studied through various characterization techniques, i.e. XRD, TEM, N2-sorption and EDS. The catalytic activity of Mn3O4-CeO2 was interestingly found to be higher than the corresponding single-metal oxides, and the Ce50Mn50 nano-catalyst with small crystallite size (4.5 nm), high specific surface area (75 m2g-1) and high porosity (0.24 ccg-1) was found to be most efficient with 69% color, 60% COD, 59% TOC, 48% AOX removal.

  1. Preparation of Na{sub 4}UO{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3} in presence of Ce-141. II, Treatment of uranium decontamination; Preparacion del Na{sub 4}UO{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3} en presencia de Ce-141. II, Tratamiento de descontaminacion de uranio

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    Lopez M, B.E.; Rodriguez S, A

    1992-02-15

    It was settled down that the coexistence of chemical species structurally different of cerium, is a consequence of the preparation time; whose practical application, for the purification of the uranium, it can constitute the technological aspect but important in the ion exchange process, to separate the Ce-141 from the uranium. (Author)

  2. Measurement of the CE-phase of 5 fs pulses and its application

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    Full text: Since many strong-field processes depend on the electric field the carrier envelope (CE) phase is therefore a critical parameter in many few-cycle lightmatter interactions. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the effect of the CE-phase on the yields of ionized atoms using ultrashort pulses for a non phase stable laser. In the experiment the single and double ionization of Xenon is studied. In particular in the case of the double ionization of Xenon the regime of nonsequential double ionization (NSDI) is focused upon. Using f - 2f interferometry while simultaneously measuring the photoelectron or photoion signal, it is possible to investigate the effect of the CE-phase for each laser shot. Using this method previously an asymmetry of approximately 10 % in the photoelectron signal was observed. In this experiment two different pulse durations are used in order to compare the photoelectron and photoion yields in both cases. Phase effects in the ion momenta have already been measured using comparable pulse durations, however, the total yield appears to be insensitive to the CE-phase. A scheme to influence NSDI by controlling the trajectory of the returning electron is discussed, which represents control of the electron on an attosecond timescale. Using a Cold Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectrometer (COLTRIMS) it is possible to measure the momenta of particles after ionization. Plans for such an experiment are presented. Refs. 3 (author)

  3. Air, aqueous and thermal stabilities of Ce3+ ions in cerium oxide nanoparticle layers with substrates

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    2014-01-01

    Abundant oxygen vacancies coexisting with Ce3+ ions in fluorite cerium oxide nanoparticles (CNPs) have the potential to enhance catalytic ability, but the ratio of unstable Ce3+ ions in CNPs is typically low. Our recent work, however, demonstrated that the abundant Ce3+ ions created in cerium oxide nanoparticle layers (CNPLs) by Ar ion irradiation were stable in air at room temperature. Ce valence states in CNPs correlate with the catalytic ability that involves redox reactions between Ce3+ and Ce4+ ions in given application environments (e.g. high temperature in carbon monoxide gas conversion and immersion conditions in biomedical applications). To better understand the mechanism by which Ce3+ ions achieve stability in CNPLs, we examined (i) extra-long air-stability, (ii) thermal stability up to 500 °C, and (iii) aqueous stability of Ce 3+ ions in water, buffer solution and cell culture medium. It is noteworthy that air-stability of Ce3+ ions in CNPLs persisted for more than 1 year. Thermal stability results showed that oxidation of Ce 3+ to Ce4+ occurred at 350 °C in air. Highly concentrated Ce3+ ions in ultra-thin CNPLs slowly oxidized in water within 1 day, but stability was improved in the cell culture medium. Ce 3+ stability of CNPLs immersed in the medium was associated with phosphorus adsorption on the Ce3+ sites. This study also illuminates the potential interaction mechanisms of stable Ce3+ ions in CNPLs. These findings could be utilized to understand catalytic mechanisms of CNPs with abundant oxygen vacancies in their application environments. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2014.

  4. Separation Of Cadmium(II, Cobalt(II And Nickel(II By Transport Through Polymer Inclusion Membranes With Phosphonium Ionic Liquid As Ion Carrier / Separacja Jonów Kadmu(II, Kobaltu(II I Niklu(II W Procesie Transportu Przez Polimerowe Membrany Inkluzyjne Zawierające Fosfoniową Ciecz Jonową W Roli Przenośnika

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents study on the facilitated transport of cadmium(II, cobalt(II and nickel(II ions from aqueous chloride solutions through polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs with phosphonium ionic liquid. Cyphos IL 101 (trihexyl(tetradecyl phosphonium chloride was used as a selective carrier for synthesis of cellulose triacetate membranes containing o-nitrophenyl pentyl ether (ONPPE as a plasticizer. Effect of different parameters such as hydrochloric acid concentration in the source phase as well as ion carrier concentration in the polymer membrane on metal ions transport has been investigated. Cd(II was transported preferably from hydrochloric acid solutions containing Co(II and Ni(II through PIM containing 18.8 wt.% CTA and 26.0 wt.% Cyphos 101 and 55.1 wt.% ONPPE into 0.5 M HNO3 as the receiving phase. The obtained results suggest that there is a possibility of application of this membrane with Cyphos IL 101 as ion carrier for separation of Cd(II over Co(II and Ni(II from hydrochloric acid solutions.

  5. Column chromatographic separation of Ce(III) from U(VI) and other elements in hippuric acid medium as an analytical application of poly[dibenzo-18-crown-6

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    A simple and efficient column chromatographic method has been developed for the separation of Ce(III) from U(VI) and Ni(II)/Zn(II)/Cd(II)/Co(II)/Ba(II) etc. using poly[dibenzo-18-crown-6] as stationary phase and hippuric acid as a counter ion. HCl and H2SO4 were most efficient eluting agents for Ce(III). The capacity of crown polymer for Ce(III) was found to be 0.285 ± 0.01 mmol/g. The tolerance limits of various cations and anions for Ce(III) were determined. Ce(III) was quantitatively separated from U(VI) and Ni(II)/Zn(II)/Cd(II)/Co(II)/Ba(II) in binary as well as multicomponent mixtures. The good separation yields were obtained and had good reproducibility (±2 %). The method incorporated the determination of Ce(III) in real sample. The method was simple, rapid and selective. (author)

  6. High-resolution application of YAG:Ce and LuAG:Ce imaging detectors with a CCD X-ray camera

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    Touš, Jan; Horváth, Martin; Pína, Ladislav; Blažek, Karel; Sopko, Bruno

    2008-06-01

    A high-resolution CCD X-ray camera based on YAG:Ce or LuAG:Ce thin scintillators is presented. High-resolution in low-energy X-ray radiation is proved with several objects. The spatial resolution achieved in the images is about 1 μm. The high-resolution imaging system is a combination of a high-sensitivity digital CCD camera and an optical system with a thin scintillator-imaging screen. The screen can consist of YAG:Ce or LuAG:Ce inorganic scintillator [J.A. Mares, Radiat. Meas. 38 (2004) 353]. These materials have the advantages of mechanical and chemical stability and non-hygroscopicity. The high-resolution imaging system can be used with different types of radiation (X-ray, electrons, UV, and VUV [M. Nikl, Meas. Sci. Technol. 17 (2006) R37]). The objects used for the imaging tests are grids and small animals with features of several microns in size. The resolution capabilities were tested using different types of CCD cameras and scintillation imaging screens.

  7. Quasiparticle band structure for the Hubbard systems: Application to. alpha. -CeAl sub 2

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    Costa-Quintana, J.; Lopez-Aguilar, F. (Departamento de Fisica, Grupo de Electromagnetismo, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain (ES)); Balle, S. (Departament de Fisica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07071 Palma de Mallorca, Spain (ES)); Salvador, R. (Control Data Corporation, TALLAHASSEE, FL (USA) Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4052 (USA))

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    A self-energy formalism for determining the quasiparticle band structure of the Hubbard systems is deduced. The self-energy is obtained from the dynamically screened Coulomb interaction whose bare value is the correlation energy {ital U}. A method for integrating the Schroedingerlike equation with the self-energy operator is given. The method is applied to the cubic Laves phase of {alpha}-CeAl{sub 2} because it is a clear Hubbard system with a very complex electronic structure and, moreover, this system provides us with sufficient experimental data for testing our method.

  8. An EQCM study of ultrasonically assisted electrodeposition of Co/CeO{sub 2} and Ni/CeO{sub 2} composites for fuel cell applications

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    Argirusis, C.; Matic, S.; Schneider, O. [Institut fuer Metallurgie, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

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    The electrodeposition of Co/CeO{sub 2} and Ni/CeO{sub 2} composites from electrolytes containing suspended nanoparticles of gadolinia doped ceria under the influence of power ultrasound was studied using the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance technique (EQCM). The amount of oxide incorporation into the layers was determined by electron probe microanalysis. From 0.1 M cobalt electrolytes rough Co layers with ceria contents of up to 8% were deposited, and a strong increase in the damping of the quartz was observed. In the case of Ni deposition an increase of the deposition rate enhanced the current efficiency and lead to larger ceria contents. (copyright 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  9. An EQCM study of ultrasonically assisted electrodeposition of Co/CeO2 and Ni/CeO2 composites for fuel cell applications

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    The electrodeposition of Co/CeO2 and Ni/CeO2 composites from electrolytes containing suspended nanoparticles of gadolinia doped ceria under the influence of power ultrasound was studied using the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance technique (EQCM). The amount of oxide incorporation into the layers was determined by electron probe microanalysis. From 0.1 M cobalt electrolytes rough Co layers with ceria contents of up to 8% were deposited, and a strong increase in the damping of the quartz was observed. In the case of Ni deposition an increase of the deposition rate enhanced the current efficiency and lead to larger ceria contents. (copyright 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  10. Application for TJ-II Signals Visualization: User's Guide

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    In this documents are described the functionalities of the application developed by the Data Acquisition Group for TJ-II signal visualization. There are two versions of the application, the On-line version, used for signal visualization during TJ-II operation, and the Off-line version, used for signal visualization without TJ-II operation. Both versions of the application consist in a graphical user interface developed for X/Motif, in which most of the actions can be done using the mouse buttons. The functionalities of both versions of the application are described in this user's guide, beginning at the application start-up and explaining in detail all the options that it provides and the actions that can be done with each graphic control. (Author) 8 refs

  11. CYCLODEXTRINS - FIELFS OF APPLICATION. PART II

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    This paper represents an analysis of potential and current applications of cyclodextrins as biologically active substances in medicine. The main applications described here include use of cyclodextrins as agents that form inclusion complexes with endogenous substances (membrane lipids, cellular cholesterol), agents that form inclusion complexes with exogenous substances with their man role as guest molecules (sugammadex, FBCx), agents that block endogenous and exogenous macromolec...

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    The two volumes LNCS 9597 and 9598 constitute the refereed conference proceedings of the 19th European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in March/April 2016, co-located with the Evo* 2016 events EuroGP, EvoCOP, and EvoMUSART. The 57 revised full papers presented together with 17 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 115 submissions. EvoApplications 2016 consisted of the following 13 tracks: EvoBAFIN (na...

  13. Rose Bengal sensitized bilayered photoanode of nano-crystalline TiO2-CeO2 for dye-sensitized solar cell application

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    Sayyed, Suhail A. A. R.; Beedri, Niyamat I.; Kadam, Vishal S.; Pathan, Habib M.

    2016-08-01

    The present work deals with the study of TiO2-CeO2 bilayered photoanode with low-cost Rose Bengal (RB) dye as sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cell application. The recombination reactions are reduced in bilayered TiO2-CeO2 photoanode as compared to the single-layered CeO2 photoanode. Once the electrons get transferred from lowest unoccupied molecular orbital level of RB dye to the conduction band (CB) of TiO2, then the possibilities of recombination of electrons with oxidized dye molecules or oxidized redox couple are reduced. This is because the CB position of CeO2 is higher than that of TiO2, which blocks the path of electrons. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis shows negative shift in frequency for bilayered TiO2-CeO2 photoanode as compared to CeO2 photoanode. Hence, in bilayered photoanode lifetime of electrons is more than in single-layered photoanode, confirming reduction in recombination reactions. The X-ray diffraction patterns confirm both anatase TiO2 and CeO2 with crystalline size using Scherrer formula as 24 and 10 nm, respectively. The scanning electron microscopy images of photoanode show the porous structure useful for dye adsorption. The presence of Ti and Ce is confirmed by electron diffraction studies. The band gap values for TiO2 and CeO2 were calculated as 3.20 and 3.11 eV, respectively, using diffused reflectance spectroscopy. The bilayered TiO2-CeO2 photoanode showed open-circuit voltage ( V OC) ~500 mV and short-circuit photocurrent density ( J SC) ~0.29 mA/cm2 with fill factor (FF) ~62.17 %. There is increase in V OC and J SC values by 66.67 and 38.10 %, respectively, compared to RB-sensitized CeO2 photoanode.

  14. CYCLODEXTRINS - FIELFS OF APPLICATION. PART II

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    Gh. Duca

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper represents an analysis of potential and current applications of cyclodextrins as biologically active substances in medicine. The main applications described here include use of cyclodextrins as agents that form inclusion complexes with endogenous substances (membrane lipids, cellular cholesterol, agents that form inclusion complexes with exogenous substances with their man role as guest molecules (sugammadex, FBCx, agents that block endogenous and exogenous macromolecules (ion channels, anthrax toxin, α-hemolysin, and agents which activity is based on the chemical nature of them and of their derivatives (cyclodextrin polysulphate derivatives. The fi rst classifi cation for medically important biological activity of cyclodextrins has been proposed.

  15. Organic electronics II more materials and applications

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    2012-01-01

    Like its predecessor this book is devoted to the materials, manufacturing and applications aspects of organic thin-film transistors. Onceagain authored by the most renowned experts from this fascinating and fast-moving area of research, it offers a joint perspective bothbroad and in-depth on the latest developments in the areas of materials chemistry, transport physics, materials characterization, manufacturing technology, and circuit integration of organic transistors. With its many figures and detailed index, this book once again also serves as a ready reference.

  16. The properties of nano(ZnO-CeO2)@polysiloxane core-shell microspheres and their application for fabricating optical diffusers

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    Hu, Jingang; Zhou, Yuming

    2016-03-01

    In this study, we presented a novel hybrid material with good thermal stability. Moreover, its application for optical diffusers displayed excellent properties. Tensile testing indicated the improved mechanical properties of this novel film. It can improve the performance of polymer matrix in mechanic and thermal properties via adding nano(ZnO-CeO2)@polysiloxane into resin. Photoluminescence properties of nano(ZnO-CeO2)@polysiloxane proved the hybrid structure, and it can broaden the application of diffusers. In addition, the UV-vis-NIR spectra analysis confirmed that novel diffuser had a good UV-shielding effect and it owned a strong NIR absorption, which had a potential application in absorbing materials and night vision LCD monitor products. The results of lasers scattering showed the novel diffuser based on the fillers of nano(ZnO-CeO2)@polysiloxane microspheres possessed suitable light transmittance, good diffusion capacity, and low incident angle dependence, which were critical and necessary for excellent optical diffusers. When the concentration of nano(ZnO-CeO2)@polysiloxane was up to 15 wt%, the diffuser possessed superior light diffusing effect exceeding optical diffusers on market. Thus, it can be expectable for wild application in preparing various multifunctional diffusion materials such as monitors, touch-panel functions, military projectors, etc.

  17. Magnetically recyclable magnetite-ceria (Nanocat-Fe-Ce) nanocatalysts - applications in multicomponent reactions under benign conditions

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    A novel magnetite nanoparticle-supported ceria catalyst (Nanocat-Fe-Ce) has been successfully prepared by simple impregnation method and was well characterized by XRD, SIMS, FEG-SEM-EDS, and TEM. The exact nature of Nanocat-Fe-Ce was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ...

  18. Use of 141Ce as a particulate digesta flow tracer in ruminants. II. Behavior of the tracer at the duodenum and in the feces

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    A ration of 600 g chopped hay and 150 g ground sorghum is given twice daily to sheep fitted with a rumen cannula and a duodenal reentrant cannula. 141Ce flow rate at the duodenum and in the feces is compared to flow rate of stained hay particles after ingestion of a single labelled meal. After an adaptation period during which both daily meals are labelled, variations in 141Ce concentration are then measured in the duodenal and fecal dry matter. The tracer is used to estimate dry mater digestibility indirectly. Duodenal data show that the mean retention time of 141Ce in the rumen is about 15% less than that of stained particles. The meal after the radioactive one momentarily depresses 141Ce excretion rate while it accelerates that of the stained particles. Mean retention time in the whole gastro-intestinal tract of a meal of 600 g chopped hay 150 g ground sorghum is 40.4+-3.8 h or 32.4+-3.7 h, depending on whether stained particles or 141Ce is used. All the 141Ce ingested is recovered in the feces. Mean recovery of 141Ce in the feces excreted during 200 hours after dosage is 100.2+-5.0%. After a period of adaptation where all meals are radioactive, feces of 2 sheep are sampled either by total collection or directly in the rectum. Dry matter digestibility does not differ whether calculated from total collection or by the indirect method using 141Ce

  19. Broadband Cavity Enhanced Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (CE-DOAS) – applicability and corrections

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    2008-01-01

    Atmospheric trace gas measurements by cavity assisted long-path absorption spectroscopy are an emerging technology. An interesting approach is the combination of CEAS with broadband light sources, the broadband CEAS (BB-CEAS). BB-CEAS lends itself to the application of the DOAS technique to analyse the derived absorption spectra. While the DOAS approach has enormous advantages in terms of sensitivity and specificity of the measurement, an important implication is the reduction of the light pa...

  20. A Cu2(OH)3Cl-CeO2 nanocomposite with peroxidase-like activity, and its application to the determination of hydrogen peroxide, glucose and cholesterol

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    A nanomaterial of the chemical composition Cu2(OH)3Cl-CeO2 and with a large surface area is shown to be a viable peroxidase mimetic. It was synthesized by co-precipitation of an aqueous solution containing Ce(III) chloride, Cu(II) chloride and hexamethylenetetramine by adding an ionic liquid. The material was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffractometry. The composite possesses peroxidase-like activity and catalyzes the oxidation of the peroxidase substrate 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine by H2O2 to produce a blue product. Based on this finding, a simple, rapid and selective colorimetric method was worked out for the determination of glucose and cholesterol by using the respective oxidases and by quantifying the H2O2 formed. Both glucose and cholesterol can be determined by this method at levels as low as 50 µM. (author)

  1. New LaPrCe Mixed RE Alloy (LPC) And Its Application in Non-ferrous Metals

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    New LaPrCe mixed RE alloy (LPC) is a new product that is produced from LPC rare earth chloride. Large stockpile of La, Ce and Pr is concerned by persons in RE industry at home and abroad. Popularization of the alloy is helpful to solve this problem. Today, LPC is applied in many fields. It could substitute for Ce-rich mixed rare earths as the negative pole materials for NiMH batteries. When applied in microalloying steel, LPC could significantly improve the physical and mechanical performances of the materi...

  2. Electrodeposition of Ni-La2O3/CeO2 nanocomposite and its catalytic applications

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    Ni-La2O3/CeO2 nanocomposite film was prepared by electrodeposition method. Nanosized La2O3(20-50 nm) and CeO2 (20-50 nm) particles were dispersed into a conventional watt's nickel electrolyte bath. Electrodeposited film was characterized by SEM, EDS, XRD and AFM. The resulting film was used as a cathode for hydrogen evolution reaction and it shows better catalytic activity. Microhardness, corrosion resistance studies, and catalytic activity towards methanol oxidation were also carried out. The synergism of La2O3 and CeO2 in nickel matrix significantly enhances the catalytic activities. (author)

  3. Industrial and Commercial Applications of FRM-II

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    The Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz is Germany’s youngest and by its 20 MW most powerful research reactor. It is operated by the Technische Universität München (TUM) on its campus in Garching. The design of FRM II is characterized by a single compact fuel element being embedded in a large heavy water filled moderator tank. In this geometry the peak value of the thermal neutron flux density is located outside the fuel element in an area which is accessible for major experimental installations like the Cold Neutron Source. A further advantage of the use of heavy water is that it results in a very high ratio of thermal/fast neutron flux density offering ideal conditions for most irradiation experiments. In order to attract not only scientists but also commercial customers FRM II operates various irradiation facilities covering a large variety of applications. The commercially most important activity is the doping of Si by neutron transmutation; about 15 t of Si are processed per year. Growing interested is also attributed to the production of isotopes for industrial and radiopharmaceutical purposes using FRM II’s high flux irradiation channels. Of course also standard irradiation applications like the exposure of samples for neutron activation analysis or the irradiation of geological samples for fission track analysis are provided by FRM II. Another application which merits special attention is the therapy of mainly skin and throat cancer by means of fast neutron irradiation. Starting from 2007 human patients are treated in FRM II on a regular basis in cooperation with TUM’s faculty for medicine. Finally also neutron scattering techniques like for example neutron tomography, non destructive stress measurements or small angle scattering are offered on a commercial basis by FRM II to interested parties from the industry. (author)

  4. Visual Odometry: Part II - Matching, Robustness, and Applications

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    2012-01-01

    Part II of the tutorial has summarized the remaining building blocks of the VO pipeline: specifically, how to detect and match salient and repeatable features across frames and robust estimation in the presence of outliers and bundle adjustment. In addition, error propagation, applications, and links to publicly available code are included. VO is a well understood and established part of robotics. VO has reached a maturity that has allowed us to successfully use it for certain classes of appl...

  5. 77 FR 72840 - CE FLNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced...

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    ... is owned by Cambridge Energy Group Limited. CE FLNG's affiliate Cambridge Energy, LLC is a marketer... other issues, including the impact on the U.S. economy (GDP), consumers, and industry, job creation,...

  6. Preparation and luminescence properties of YAG:Ce phosphor for white LED application via a vacuum sintering method

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    Shi, Hongling; Cao, Yongge [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing (China); Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou (China); Chen, Jian; Hu, Qianqian; Deng, Zhonghua [Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China); Huang, Jiquan [Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou (China); Yuan, Xuanyi [Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing (China)

    2014-07-15

    YAG:Ce phosphors are synthesized by the vacuum sintering method, and their crystal structure, luminescence properties, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are discussed. The synthesized temperature of pure YAG phase is reduced by vacuum sintering. As-synthesized YAG:Ce phosphors show a smaller average size of about 1 μm due to the fine starting materials, low sintering temperature, and the absence of flux. It is found that samples synthesized by the vacuum sintering method show stronger emission intensity and higher optimized Ce{sup 3+}-doping concentration. In addition, white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with improved color-rendering properties are obtained by using modified Pr{sup 3+}-doped YAG:Ce phosphors. (copyright 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  7. Broadband Cavity Enhanced Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (CE-DOAS – applicability and corrections

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric trace gas measurements by cavity assisted long-path absorption spectroscopy are an emerging technology. An interesting approach is the combination of CEAS with broad band light sources, the broad-band CEAS (BB-CEAS. BB-CEAS lends itself to the application of the DOAS technique to analyse the derived absorption spectra. While the DOAS approach has enormous advantages in terms of sensitivity and specificity of the measurement, an important implication is the reduction of the light path by the trace gas absorption, since cavity losses due to absorption by gases reduce the quality (Q of the cavity. In fact, at wavelength, where the quality of the BB-CEAS cavity is dominated by the trace gas absorption (esp. at very high mirror reflectivity, the light path will vary inversely with the trace gas concentration and the strength of the band will become nearly independent of the trace gas concentration c in the cavity, rendering the CEAS Method useless for trace gas measurements. Only in the limiting case where the mirror reflectivity determines Q at all wavelength, the strength of the band as seen by the BB-CEAS instrument becomes proportional to the concentration c. We investigate these relationships in detail and present methods to correct for the cases between the two above extremes, which are of course the important ones in practice.

  8. Capillary electrophoresis in pharmaceutical analysis: a survey on recent applications.

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    Suntornsuk, Leena

    2007-10-01

    Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has a significant role in drug discovery and manufacturing processes and has a potential to grow further, due to new developments that can provide highly sensitive and high throughput analysis. This review illustrates recent applications of CE in pharmaceutical analysis (2005-present). The history, principles, instruments, and conventional modes of CE are briefly described. Applications for drug analysis by various techniques of CE are presented in six tables: capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) (Table I), micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) and microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography (MEEKC) (Table II), non-aqueous CE (NACE) (Table III), chiral CE (Table IV), CE-mass spectrometry (MS) microchip CE (Table V), and multiplexed CE (MCE) (Table VI). PMID:17988444

  9. Analytical application of poly[dibenzo-18-crown-6] for column chromatographic separation of Nd(III) from Ce(III), U(VI) and other elements

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    This research is dedicated to the study of analytical application of poly[dibenzo-18-crown-6] for separation of Nd(III) from possible lanthanides, actinides and other metal ions. A simple and efficient column chromatographic method has been developed using poly [dibenzo-18-crown-6] as stationary phase and hippuric acid as a counter ion. The capacity of crown polymer for Nd(III) was found to be 0.55 ± 0.01 mmol/g. Nd(III) was quantitatively separated from Ce(III), U(VI) and other elements in binary as well as multicomponent mixtures. Separation yields were good and reproducible (±2 %). This method has important application for separation of Nd(III) from Ce(III) rapidly and selectively. (author)

  10. GSTARS computer models and their applications, Part II: Applications

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    Simoes, F.J.M.; Yang, C.T.

    2008-01-01

    In part 1 of this two-paper series, a brief summary of the basic concepts and theories used in developing the Generalized Stream Tube model for Alluvial River Simulation (GSTARS) computer models was presented. Part 2 provides examples that illustrate some of the capabilities of the GSTARS models and how they can be applied to solve a wide range of river and reservoir sedimentation problems. Laboratory and field case studies are used and the examples show representative applications of the earlier and of the more recent versions of GSTARS. Some of the more recent capabilities implemented in GSTARS3, one of the latest versions of the series, are also discussed here with more detail. ?? 2008 International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research.

  11. INCA-CE project: status and results

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    Strauss, Franziska; Meirold-Mautner, Ingo; Bica, Benedikt; Kann, Alexander; Wang, Yong

    2013-04-01

    Every year, Central Europe (CE) is affected by weather extremes challenging civil protection authorities, hydrologists and road maintenance services to timely warnings. Within the INCA-CE project (Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis in Central Europe; http://www.inca-ce.eu) which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund a deepened transnational cooperation between meteorological/hydrological services and three application areas is established. This guarantees for both enhancements of meteorological products in the sense of end-user friendliness, and standardized information exchange across borders. At present, INCA-CE is the only project throughout the world which connects cooperation to such an extent with respect to its transnational and multidisciplinary framework (in the meanwhile it has been chosen as World Weather Research Programme/Forecast Demonstration Project by the World Meteorological Organization). Key partners from eight countries (from national meteorological/hydrological services and the three different application areas) accept the challenge to work on standardization and harmonization tools. Therefore, the INCA nowcasting system - developed at the Austrian weather service (ZAMG) in the 1990ies - has been implemented at all CE meteorological/hydrological services and is advanced and refined to the specific user needs to (i) provide high quality nowcasting products which are standardized and harmonized across borders, (ii) improve information chains from models to warnings and protection measures in case of disaster, and (iii) make the public and stakeholders more familiar with meteorological products. However, the potential to achieve these listed improvements is only possible through the intense transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation, because for one institution and one country alone it would be impossible to cope with all the necessary tasks. In this presentation the status and results of the INCA-CE

  12. Preparation, characterization and application of a Ce-Ti oxide adsorbent for enhanced removal of arsenate from water

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    Different metal doped TiO2 adsorbents were prepared through the precipitation and hydrolysis-precipitation methods. The novel Ce-Ti oxide adsorbent obtained by the hydrolysis-precipitation had much higher sorption capacity for As(V) than both the pure titanium dioxide and cerium oxide adsorbents, and the preparation conditions including the Ti/Ce molar ratio and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) content were optimized. Environmental scanning electronic microscopy (ESEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopic investigations revealed that the amorphous Ce-Ti hybrid adsorbent was composed of some nanoparticles in the size range of 100-200 nm, which aggregated to form the porous hybrid adsorbents, and the amorphous compositions and the small nanoparticles were related to the high sorption capacity for As(V). Batch sorption experiments including sorption kinetics, isotherm, effect of pH and competitive ions were investigated. The Ce-Ti adsorbent exhibited high sorption capacity for As(V) at pH below 7. Column studies showed that about 72,085 bed volumes of As(V) solution at the concentration of 50 μg L-1 and pH 6.5 were filtered when As(V) concentration in the effluent increased to 10 μg L-1, and the average sorption capacity of As(V) on the Ce-Ti adsorbent was about 9.4 mg g-1.

  13. Exploration of CeO2 nanoparticles as a chemi-sensor and photo-catalyst for environmental applications

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    CeO2 nanoparticles were synthesized hydrothermally and utilized as redox mediator for the fabrication of efficient ethanol chemi-sensor. The developed chemi-sensor showed an excellent performance for electrocatalytic oxidization of ethanol by exhibiting higher sensitivity (0.92 μA·cm-2·mM-1) and lower limit of detection (0.124 ± 0.010 mM) with the linear dynamic range of 0.17 mM-0.17 M. CeO2 nanoparticles have been characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Raman spectrum, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and UV-visible absorption spectrum which revealed that the synthesized CeO2 is an aggregated form of optically active spherical nanoparticles with the range of 15-36 nm (average size of ∼ 25 ±10 nm) and possessing well crystalline cubic phase. Additionally, CeO2 performed well as a photo-catalyst by degrading amido black and acridine orange. - Research highlights: → CeO2 nanoparticles. → Sensitive ethanol chemi-sensor. → Efficient photo-catalyst. → Degradation of environmental pollutant. → Environmental safety.

  14. Recent advances in CE-MS: Synergy of wet chemistry and instrumentation innovations.

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    Pantůčková, Pavla; Gebauer, Petr; Boček, Petr; Křivánková, Ludmila

    2011-01-01

    CE with MS detection is a hyphenated technique which greatly improves the ability of CE to deal with real samples, especially with those coming from biology and medicine, where the target analytes are present as trace amounts in very complex matrices. CE-MS is now almost a routine technique performed on commercially available instruments. It faces currently a tremendous development of the technique itself as well as of its wide application area. Great interest in CE-MS is reflected in the scientific literature by many original research articles and also by numerous reviews. The review presented here has a general scope and belongs to a series of regularly published reviews on the topic. It covers the literature from the last 2 years, since January 2008 till June 2010. It brings a critical selection of related literature sorted into groups reflecting the main topics of actual scientific interest: (i) innovations in CE-ESI-MS, (ii) use of alternative interfaces, and (iii) ways to enhance sensitivity. Special attention is paid to novel electrolyte systems amenable to CE-MS including nonvolatile BGEs, to advanced CE separation principles such as MEKC, MEEKC, chiral CE, and to the use of preconcentration techniques. PMID:21171112

  15. Application of the Rietveld method in structural analysis of catalysts based on CuO/CeO2

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    This work has as aim to synthesize catalysts composed by CuO/CeO2 by means two distinct methods of synthesis, they are: combustion synthesis and Pechini. The catalysts composed by CuO/CeO2 were synthesized with CuO in condition of dopant element. The value of the CuO concentration ranged between 0 and 0.5 mol. Has been done a structural analysis related to how the kind of synthesis method used influences over physical characteristic of the catalytic material. The obtained catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction with refinement by Rietveld method. According to results, the synthesized catalysts showed crystalline structures formed mostly by CeO2 phase, as expected, since this is the host matrix for the dopant element. The catalysts obtained by the Pechini method presented structures with a smaller amount of segregated phases formed by CuO, according to the results of the structural analysis. (author)

  16. Radiation streaming with SAM-CE

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    The SAM-CE Monte Carlo code has been employed to calculate doses, due to neutron streaming, on the operating floor and other locations of the Millstone Unit II Nuclear Power Facility. Calculated results were compared against measured doses

  17. One pot auto-ignition based synthesis of novel Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanophosphor for photoluminescent applications

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    Ho3+ (0.25–7 mol%) doped Sr2CeO4 nanophosphors were synthesized by solution combustion method using urea as fuel. The structural properties of the nanophosphors were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction studies (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. UV–Visible and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic techniques were used for analysing the optical properties of the nanoparticles. PXRD and TEM results revealed the formation of Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanocrystalline particles with orthorhombic crystal structure. From the UV–Vis studies the optical band gap energy found to decrease from 5.9 to 5.74 eV with increase in dopant concentration. The PL spectra exhibit the broad excitation band from 200 to 400 nm which concurs well with the commercial near UV LED. The PL spectra vary with the dopant content due to energy transfer from the host to the activator. In this present work we demonstrate that color tuning of phosphor can be achieved by merely varying the Ho3+ ions concentration. The CIE and CCT chromaticity coordinates suggests Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanophosphors may be potentially applicable as promising single – phased phosphors for lighting applications. - Highlights: • For the first time we report the luminescence studies on Ho3+: Sr2CeO4 phosphor. • Pure orthorhombic phosphor is obtained by one pot solution combustion method. • Color tuning of the phosphor is achieved by merely varying Ho3+ concentration. • Energy transfer involved in color tuning is discussed in detail

  18. One pot auto-ignition based synthesis of novel Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4}: Ho{sup 3+} nanophosphor for photoluminescent applications

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    Monika, D.L., E-mail: 0810monika@gmail.com [Prof. C.N.R. Rao Centre for Nano Research, Tumkur University, Tumkur 572103 (India); Nagabhushana, H., E-mail: bhushanvlc@gmail.com [Prof. C.N.R. Rao Centre for Nano Research, Tumkur University, Tumkur 572103 (India); Nagabhushana, B.M. [Department of Chemistry, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560054 (India); Sharma, S.C. [Dayananda Sagar University, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore 560078 (India); Anantharaju, K.S. [Department of Science, Research Center, East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560 091 (India); Daruka Prasad, B. [Department of Physics, BMS Institute of Technology, VTU-Belagavi, Bangalore 560 064 (India); Shivakumara, C. [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India)

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    Ho{sup 3+} (0.25–7 mol%) doped Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4} nanophosphors were synthesized by solution combustion method using urea as fuel. The structural properties of the nanophosphors were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction studies (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. UV–Visible and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic techniques were used for analysing the optical properties of the nanoparticles. PXRD and TEM results revealed the formation of Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4}: Ho{sup 3+} nanocrystalline particles with orthorhombic crystal structure. From the UV–Vis studies the optical band gap energy found to decrease from 5.9 to 5.74 eV with increase in dopant concentration. The PL spectra exhibit the broad excitation band from 200 to 400 nm which concurs well with the commercial near UV LED. The PL spectra vary with the dopant content due to energy transfer from the host to the activator. In this present work we demonstrate that color tuning of phosphor can be achieved by merely varying the Ho{sup 3+} ions concentration. The CIE and CCT chromaticity coordinates suggests Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4}: Ho{sup 3+} nanophosphors may be potentially applicable as promising single – phased phosphors for lighting applications. - Highlights: • For the first time we report the luminescence studies on Ho{sup 3+}: Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4} phosphor. • Pure orthorhombic phosphor is obtained by one pot solution combustion method. • Color tuning of the phosphor is achieved by merely varying Ho{sup 3+} concentration. • Energy transfer involved in color tuning is discussed in detail.

  19. Application of YAlO3:Ce scintillators to detect X-rays and soft γ-radiation

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    The scintillation pulse-height spectra of YAlO3:Ce crystals when irradiated by different isotopes are presented. The optimum crystal thickness is ∼ 0.35 mm, the detection efficiency is close to 80% at an energy of 14.4 keV, and the energy resolution with an FEU-85 photomultiplier is as high as 38%

  20. Scanning tunneling microscopy II further applications and related scanning techniques

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    1995-01-01

    Scanning Tunneling Microscopy II, like its predecessor, presents detailed and comprehensive accounts of the basic principles and broad range of applications of STM and related scanning probe techniques. The applications discussed in this volume come predominantly from the fields of electrochemistry and biology. In contrast to those described in STM I, these studies may be performed in air and in liquids. The extensions of the basic technique to map other interactions are described in chapters on scanning force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, and scanning near-field optical microscopy, together with a survey of other related techniques. Also described here is the use of a scanning proximal probe for surface modification. Together, the two volumes give a comprehensive account of experimental aspects of STM. They provide essential reading and reference material for all students and researchers involved in this field. In this second edition the text has been updated and new methods are discussed.

  1. Scanning tunneling microscopy II further applications and related scanning techniques

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    Güntherodt, Hans-Joachim

    1992-01-01

    Scanning Tunneling Microscopy II, like its predecessor, presents detailed and comprehensive accounts of the basic principles and broad range of applications of STM and related scanning probe techniques. The applications discussed in this volume come predominantly from the fields of electrochemistry and biology. In contrast to those described in Vol. I, these sudies may be performed in air and in liquids. The extensions of the basic technique to map other interactions are described inchapters on scanning force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, scanning near-field optical microscopy, together with a survey of other related techniques. Also described here is the use of a scanning proximal probe for surface modification. Togehter, the two volumes give a comprehensive account of experimental aspcets of STM. They provide essentialreading and reference material for all students and researchers involvedin this field.

  2. Purification of hydrogen from carbon monoxide for fuel cell application over modified mesoporous CuO-CeO2 catalysts

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    2011-08-01

    Selective oxidation of CO in H2-rich streams was carried out over a series of CuO-CeO2 catalysts doped by different transition metals (Mn, Fe, Ni, Ti, Co and Cr). The effect of the dopants on the structure and catalytic properties of CuO-CeO2 catalysts was investigated by N2 adsorption/desorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), H2 temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectra and in situ diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) techniques. The results show that the addition of Mn and Fe plays a beneficial role in extending the low-temperature catalytic activity of CuO-CeO2 catalysts, whereas the introduction of Cr and Co leads to a negative effect on the catalytic activity and resistance against CO2 and H2O. The superior catalytic performance of CuO-CeO2 catalysts with Mn and Fe doping originates from the enhanced interaction between copper and ceria, owing to the formation of more Cu+ and oxygen vacancies in the solid solution framework. While the poor catalytic activity of the Co doped counterpart is mainly ascribed to the substitution of introduced cobalt ions for copper ions in ceria lattice, resulting in the segregation of copper ions from the ceria lattice and the consequent aggregation of copper species on the ceria surface. The doping of Cr into CuO-CeO2 structure remarkably weakens the interaction between copper and ceria, which decreases the reducibility of copper species and inhibits the formation of Cu+. It accounts for the lowest catalytic activity. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

  3. Investigation of structural and magnetic properties of Ce{sup 3+}-substituted nanosized Co–Cr ferrites for a variety of applications

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    Mustafa, Ghulam, E-mail: ghulammustafabzu@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan); Islam, M.U. [Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan); Zhang, Wenli [State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, Chengdu 610054 (China); Jamil, Yasir [Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38040 (Pakistan); Anwar, Abdul Waheed [Department of Physics, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 54890 (Pakistan); Hussain, Mudassar [Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800 (Pakistan); Ahmad, Mukhtar, E-mail: ahmadmr25@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)

    2015-01-05

    Highlights: • Ce-substituted spinel ferrites synthesized by coprecipitation route have been investigated. • The average particle size was in the range of 30.8–63.7 nm estimated by Scherer formula. • Saturation magnetization values were decreased with increasing Ce contents. • Coercivity for all samples is suitable for recording media, switching and EM materials. - Abstract: Nanocrystalline samples of Ce{sup 3+} substituted Co–Cr ferrite with chemical formula CoCr{sub 0.04}Ce{sub x}Fe{sub 1.96−x}O{sub 4} (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.1) have been synthesized by co-precipitation method and sintered at a temperature of 850 °C for 8 h. The samples were characterized using thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. The XRD patterns and FTIR spectra confirm that the prepared samples reveal the formation of spinel ferrites. The average particle size was found to be in the range of 30.8–63.7 nm estimated by Scherer formula. The lattice constant varies in the range of 8.352–8.382 Å due to difference in the ionic radii of the substituted cations. IR studies confirm two main absorption bands in the frequency range of 400–800 cm{sup −1} arising due to the tetrahedral (A-site) and octahedral (B-site) stretching vibrations. The elemental analysis as obtained from the EDXS measurement is in close agreement with the expected composition from the stoichiometry of the reactant solutions. The M–H loops show that the saturation magnetization decreased gradually with increasing Ce content, while the coercivity is related to the microstructure of Ce-substituted samples. The obtained results suggest that the investigated materials are potential candidates for magnetic recording media, security, switching and high frequency applications.

  4. A novel apatite, Lu5(SiO4)3N:(Ce,Tb), phosphor material: synthesis, structure and applications for NUV-LEDs.

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    Guo, Qingfeng; Wang, Qidi; Jiang, Liwei; Liao, Libing; Liu, Haikun; Mei, Lefu

    2016-06-21

    The lutetium containing nitride apatite Lu5(SiO4)3N was prepared by a solid state reaction at high temperature for the first time. Rietveld refinement indicated that the Lu5(SiO4)3N compound has a hexagonal space group of P63/m with cell parameters a = b = 9.700 Å and c = 7.238 Å. Additionally, the results revealed that there are two distinct lutetium sites in the Lu5(SiO4)3N host lattice, i.e. a Lu(1) site with nine coordination (Wyckoff site 4f) and a Lu(2) site with seven coordination (Wyckoff site 6h). Furthermore, the ratio of the number of Lu atoms in Lu(1) and Lu(2) sites is 3 : 2. The band gap for Lu5(SiO4)3N was determined to be 4.12 eV based on the density functional theory (DFT). In the Ce(3+) doped Lu5(SiO4)3N:0.03Ce(3+) compound, the emission peak centered at 462 nm was observed with the Commission International de I'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates of (0.148, 0.184), indicating blue-emission. Remarkably, in Ce(3+) and Tb(3+) co-doped Lu4.97-y(SiO4)3N:0.03Ce(3+),yTb(3+) compounds, the color-tunability was observed with increasing Tb(3+) co-doping rate on moving from blue at Tb(3+) = 0.00 to green at Tb = 0.09, due to the energy transfer from Ce(3+) to Tb(3+) ions being matched well with the decay curve results. Under the excitation at 359 nm, the absolute quantum efficiency (QE) for Lu5(SiO4)3N:0.03Ce(3+) was determined to be 42.13%. This phosphor material could be a platform for modeling a new phosphor and application in the solid-state lighting field. PMID:27165439

  5. Study on methane selective catalytic reduction of NO on Pt/Ce0.67Zr0.33O2 and its application

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    Zhimin Liu; Kangcai Wang; Xiaoyu Zhang; Jianli Wang; Hongyan Cao; Maochu Gong; Yaoqiang Chen

    2009-01-01

    Monolithic catalysts of Pt/La-Al2O3 and Pt/Ce0.67Zr0.33O2 were prepared to investigate methane selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO.The results indicate that Pt/Ce0.67Zr0.33O2 shows high activity and both NO and CH4 can be converted completely at 450 ℃.Meanwhile,NO and CH4 can be converted completely when there exists excess oxygen.The Pt/Ce0.67Zr0.33O2 catalyst were further investigated by using methane as reducing agent to SCR NO in a novel equipment which combined the CH4 selective catalytic reduction of NO with methane combustion.The result shows that the catalyst is high active and the novel equipment is very effective.The conversion of NO is above 92% under the conditions used in this work.The prepared burner and catalysts have great potential for application.

  6. Synthesis and application of CeO2–NiO loaded TiO2 nanofiber as novel catalyst for hydrogen production from sodium borohydride hydrolysis

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    A simple electrospinning technique was used to fabricate cerium–nickel loaded titanium nanofibers for efficient use in catalytic applications for hydrogen production. The prepared nanofibers were characterized by the SEM (scanning electron microscopy), EDX (energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer), FTIR (fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), XRD (X-ray diffraction), BET (Brunauer–Emmett–Teller) technique and TEM (transmission electron microscopy). The SEM and TEM analyses showed that fabricated nanofibers were defect-free and had well deposition of cerium and nickel. The BET analysis concluded that cerium–nickel loaded titanium oxide nanofiber showed greater surface area and high porosity than other nanofiber compositions. The experimental results showed that addition of cerium with nickel enhanced the catalytic activity significantly, but excessive cerium-loading had a negative effect on sodium borohydride hydrolysis. Activation energy of cerium–nickel loaded titanium oxide nanofiber was comparatively lesser than nickel-loaded titanium oxide nanofiber. It was evident that cerium had a beneficial effect in the catalytic activity for hydrogen production. Furthermore, it is very convenient to recover the catalyst at the end of reactions; the solid catalyst left could be readily reused for the next consecutive cycles. - Highlights: • A simple electrospinning is used to allow uniform deposition of spherical CeO2 and NiO NPs on nanofiber based TiO2. • The prepared materials were characterized by SEM, EDX, TEM, XRD, BET and FT–IR analyses. • The presence of Ni with Ce has beneficial attributes on the catalyst performance by structural modifications. • In this study, 1:2 ratio of Ce/Ni was found to be the best for CeO2–NiO–TiO2 catalyst system. • The catalysts obtained show high catalytic activity and good stability to produce H2 with higher reusability

  7. Separation Of Cadmium(II), Cobalt(II) And Nickel(II) By Transport Through Polymer Inclusion Membranes With Phosphonium Ionic Liquid As Ion Carrier / Separacja Jonów Kadmu(II), Kobaltu(II) I Niklu(II) W Procesie Transportu Przez Polimerowe Membrany Inkluzyjne Zawierające Fosfoniową Ciecz Jonową W Roli Przenośnika

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    This paper presents study on the facilitated transport of cadmium(II), cobalt(II) and nickel(II) ions from aqueous chloride solutions through polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) with phosphonium ionic liquid. Cyphos IL 101 (trihexyl(tetradecyl) phosphonium chloride) was used as a selective carrier for synthesis of cellulose triacetate membranes containing o-nitrophenyl pentyl ether (ONPPE) as a plasticizer. Effect of different parameters such as hydrochloric acid concentration in the source ph...

  8. A DFT study on CO oxidation on Pd4 and Rh4 clusters and adsorbed Pd and Rh atoms on CeO2 and Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 supports for TWC applications

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    CO oxidation reaction mechanisms and energetics are examined on adsorbed Pd4 and Rh4 clusters and adsorbed Pd and Rh atoms on CeO2 and Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 support structures using DFT methods. Activation barriers and TS structures are computed with CI-NEB method. On cluster adsorbed systems, Zr affects CO binding position and O2 adsorption mode. Energetically, formation of two CO2 molecules without barrier and surface regeneration is possible only on Pd4-CeO2 surface. With metal atom substituted surfaces, Pd substituted Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 and CeO2 supports are found to be capable of completing catalytic cycle with consecutive CO oxidations by creating and filling surface oxygen vacancies.

  9. A new method of directly determining the core-hole effect in the Ce L3 XAS of mixed valence Ce compounds-An application of resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy

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    Research highlights: → Core-hole effect often plays a key role in Ce L3 XAS of mixed valence Ce compounds. →We propose a new powerful method to directly determine the core-hole effect by applying resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy. → With CeO2 as an example, theoretical and experimental demonstrations are presented. → It is desirable to apply this method to some Ce compounds where the core-hole effect is controversial. - Abstract: Using a simplified model, we calculate resonant X-ray emission (RXE) spectra with Ce 2p to 5d excitation and Ce nl to 2p de-excitation for mixed valence Ce compounds, where nl is 3d or valence states. If the core-hole effect is large to play an important role in the Ce L3 XAS, the RXE spectral features for nl = 3d and valence states are significantly different, but if it is negligibly small, they are essentially the same. Therefore, these RXE spectra are useful as a new powerful method of directly determining the core-hole effect in the L3 XAS. More detailed theoretical calculations of these RXE spectra are made for CeO2, and compared with new experimental data, indicating the importance of the core-hole effect. Similar investigations are desirable for some metallic mixed valence Ce compounds in which the core-hole effect is controversial. Finally, we point out that for nl = 5d we can observe the resonant inelastic X-ray scattering spectra corresponding to the charge-transfer excitations or Kondo resonance excitations.

  10. Oxygen permeation in thin, dense Ce0.9Gd0.1O 1.95- membranes II. experimental determination

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    Chatzichristodoulou, Christodoulos; Søgaard, Martin; Glasscock, Julie; Kaiser, Andreas; Foghmoes, Søren Preben Vagn; Hendriksen, Peter Vang

    2011-01-01

    Thin (∼30 m), dense Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95- (CGO10) membranes (5 5 cm2+) supported on a porous NiO/YSZ substrate were fabricated by tape casting, wet powder spraying and lamination. A La 0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O 3-δ/Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95- (LSCF/CGO10) composite cathode was applied by screen printing. Oxygen......L min-1 cm-2 at 1175 K. The measured oxygen flux was in good agreement with theoretical predictions from a model that takes into account the bulk transport properties of Ce0.9Gd 0.1O1.95-, the anode and cathode polarisation resistances, and the gas conversion and gas diffusion losses in the permeate...... did not reveal any significant microstructural degradation of the CGO10 membrane or the anode-support. © 2011 The Electrochemical Society....

  11. Enhanced photorefractive properties in Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO3 crystals for holographic application

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    Graphical abstract: Correlation spots of 200 holograms in a Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO3. - Highlights: • Several doped LiNbO3 crystals with various level of Hf doping were grown by Cz method. • IR peak shift is attributed to the complex defect change at different level of Hf. • Enhanced photorefractive properties have been got with higher Hf-doping level. • Reduced defect and increased photoconductivity are responsible for optical properties. • 200 holograms’ experiment is realized in a coherent volume 0.073 cm3. - Abstract: Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO3 crystals with various level of Hf doping were grown in air by a conventional Cz method. The infrared spectra were measured to discuss the defect structures and the mechanism of the absorption peak shift in these crystals. The light-induced scattering of the crystals was evaluated by the transmitted light method. The influence of the Hf-doping level on the photorefractive properties of Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO3 crystals was studied via two-beam coupling. It is found that proper doping Hf is an efficient method to enhance the comprehensive photorefractive properties of the LiNbO3. Using one of these crystals as medium, 200 holograms storage and correlation experiments based on angle fractal multiplexing have been realized in a coherent volume 0.073 cm3. Moreover the diffraction efficiency is uniform and the storage density has reached 2.2 Gb/cm3

  12. The solid solutions CeRu1-xPdxSn and CeRh1-xPdxSn. Applicability of the ICF model to determine intermediate cerium valencies by comparison with XANES data

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    Several samples of the solid solutions CeRu1-xPdxSn and CeRh1-xPdxSn have been synthesized by arc-melting and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction. Guinier powder patterns prove that the ZrNiAl-type structure is the dominating one, besides the CeRuSn and TiNiSi type structures. The structures of CeRu0.28Pd0.72Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 751.95(3), c = 418.70(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0274, 332 F2 values, 14 variables) and CeRh0.66Pd0.34Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 750.26(3), c = 411.59(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0533, 358 F2 values, 14 variables) were refined from single crystal diffractometer data. Magnetic measurements in combination with XANES (X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure) clearly proved intermediate cerium valencies for most compounds and revealed the best fitting parameters for those with the ICF model (Interconfiguration fluctuation). The electrical resistivity is also influenced by the substitutions. At low and high valence electron counts (VECs) metallic character is present, while around the VEC of CeRhSn the typical resistivity behavior for valence fluctuating compounds is observed.

  13. Structural, mechanical and light yield characterisation of heat treated LYSO:Ce single crystals for medical imaging applications

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    Mengucci, P.; André, G.; Auffray, E.; Barucca, G.; Cecchi, C.; Chipaux, R.; Cousson, A.; Davì, F.; Di Vara, N.; Rinaldi, D.; Santecchia, E.

    2015-06-01

    Five single crystals of cerium-doped lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) grown by the Czochralski method were submitted to structural characterisation by X-ray (XRD) and neutron (ND) diffraction, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy and energy dispersive microanalysis (EDS). The Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), the Young Modulus (YM) and the Light Yield (LY) of the samples were also measured in order to correlate the mechanical and the optical behaviour of the crystals with the characteristics of their microstructure. Two of the samples analysed were also heat treated at 300 °C for 10 h to evidence possible variations induced by the temperature in the optical and mechanical response of the crystals. Results showed that the mean compositional variations evidenced by the structural analyses do not affect the mechanical and optical behaviour of the samples. On the contrary, the thermal treatment could induce the formation of coherent spherical particles (size 10 to 15 nm), not uniformly distributed inside the sample, that strongly reduce the UTS and YM values, but it does not affect the optical response of the crystal. This latter result was attributed to the low value of the heating temperature (300 °C) that is not sufficiently high to induce annealing of the oxygen vacancies traps that are responsible of the deterioration of the scintillation properties of the LYSO:Ce crystals. This study was carried out in the framework of the Crystal Clear Collaboration (CCC).

  14. Electron beam induced green luminescence and degradation study of CaS:Ce nanocrystalline phosphors for FED applications

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    Green luminescence and degradation of Ce3+ doped CaS nanocrystalline phosphors were studied with a 2 keV, 10 μA electron beam in an O2 environment. The nanophosphors were synthesized by the co-precipitation method. The samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction, Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy/electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Cubic CaS with an average particle size of 42 ± 2 nm was obtained. PL emission was observed at 507 nm and a shoulder at 560 nm with an excitation wavelength of 460 nm. Auger electron spectroscopy and Cathodoluminescence (CL) were used to monitor the changes in the surface composition of the CaS:Ce3+ nanocrystalline phosphors during electron bombardment in an O2 environment. The effect of different oxygen pressures ranging from 1 x 10-8 to 1 x 10-6 Torr on the CL intensity was also investigated. A CaSO4 layer was observed on the surface after the electron beam degradation. The CL intensity was found to decrease up to 30% of its original intensity at 1 x 10-6 Torr oxygen pressure after an electron dose of 50 C/cm2. The formation of oxygen defects during electron bombardment may also be responsible for the decrease in CL intensity.

  15. Structural, mechanical and light yield characterisation of heat treated LYSO:Ce single crystals for medical imaging applications

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    Five single crystals of cerium-doped lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) grown by the Czochralski method were submitted to structural characterisation by X-ray (XRD) and neutron (ND) diffraction, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy and energy dispersive microanalysis (EDS). The Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), the Young Modulus (YM) and the Light Yield (LY) of the samples were also measured in order to correlate the mechanical and the optical behaviour of the crystals with the characteristics of their microstructure. Two of the samples analysed were also heat treated at 300 °C for 10 h to evidence possible variations induced by the temperature in the optical and mechanical response of the crystals. Results showed that the mean compositional variations evidenced by the structural analyses do not affect the mechanical and optical behaviour of the samples. On the contrary, the thermal treatment could induce the formation of coherent spherical particles (size 10 to 15 nm), not uniformly distributed inside the sample, that strongly reduce the UTS and YM values, but it does not affect the optical response of the crystal. This latter result was attributed to the low value of the heating temperature (300 °C) that is not sufficiently high to induce annealing of the oxygen vacancies traps that are responsible of the deterioration of the scintillation properties of the LYSO:Ce crystals. This study was carried out in the framework of the Crystal Clear Collaboration (CCC)

  16. Structural, mechanical and light yield characterisation of heat treated LYSO:Ce single crystals for medical imaging applications

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    Mengucci, P., E-mail: p.mengucci@univpm.it [Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy); André, G. [Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA-CNRS, CE-Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex (France); Auffray, E. [Department PH-CMX CERN, Route de Meyrin, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Barucca, G. [Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy); Cecchi, C. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università di Perugia, Via A. Pascoli, 06123 Perugia (Italy); Chipaux, R. [CEA DSM/IRFU/SEDI, CE-Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex (France); Cousson, A. [Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA-CNRS, CE-Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex (France); Davì, F. [Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy); Di Vara, N. [Department PH-CMX CERN, Route de Meyrin, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Rinaldi, D.; Santecchia, E. [Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy)

    2015-06-11

    Five single crystals of cerium-doped lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) grown by the Czochralski method were submitted to structural characterisation by X-ray (XRD) and neutron (ND) diffraction, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy and energy dispersive microanalysis (EDS). The Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), the Young Modulus (YM) and the Light Yield (LY) of the samples were also measured in order to correlate the mechanical and the optical behaviour of the crystals with the characteristics of their microstructure. Two of the samples analysed were also heat treated at 300 °C for 10 h to evidence possible variations induced by the temperature in the optical and mechanical response of the crystals. Results showed that the mean compositional variations evidenced by the structural analyses do not affect the mechanical and optical behaviour of the samples. On the contrary, the thermal treatment could induce the formation of coherent spherical particles (size 10 to 15 nm), not uniformly distributed inside the sample, that strongly reduce the UTS and YM values, but it does not affect the optical response of the crystal. This latter result was attributed to the low value of the heating temperature (300 °C) that is not sufficiently high to induce annealing of the oxygen vacancies traps that are responsible of the deterioration of the scintillation properties of the LYSO:Ce crystals. This study was carried out in the framework of the Crystal Clear Collaboration (CCC)

  17. Escultores académicos del siglo XVIII en el Diccionario de Ceán Bermúdez. Nuevas adiciones (II

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    Albarrán Martín, Virginia

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In A.E.A. number 310 we presented Ceán Bermúdez's information on sculptors whose surnames begin with the letters A through E, entries which were finally not included in his Diccionario de los más ilustres profesores de las Bellas Artes en España (1800. In this second part, we continue from F to Z. The scarcity of bibliography concerning some of these artists means that these documents are of prime importance, given that they frequently include unpublished information.

    En el número 310 de A.E.A. dimos a conocer aquellos artículos relativos a los escultores académicos desde la letra A hasta la E que fueron suprimidos en el momento de publicación del Diccionario de los más ilustres profesores de las Bellas Artes en España de Juan Agustín Ceán Bermúdez. Continuamos en esta segunda entrega con los correspondientes desde la letra F hasta el final. La escasez de bibliografía sobre algunos de los artistas mencionados convierte a estos documentos en fuentes de primer orden al contener datos en gran parte inéditos.

  18. Application of PCT to the EBR II ceramic waste form

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    We are evaluating the use of the Product Consistency Test (PCT) developed to monitor the consistency of borosilicate glass waste forms for application to the multiphase ceramic waste form (CWF) that will be used to immobilize waste salts generated during the electrometallurgical conditioning of spent sodium-bonded nuclear fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 2 (EBR II). The CWF is a multiphase waste form comprised of about 70% sodalite, 25% borosilicate glass binder, and small amounts of halite and oxide inclusions. It must be qualified for disposal as a non-standard high-level waste (HLW) form. One of the requirements in the DOE Waste Acceptance System Requirements Document (WASRD) for HLW waste forms is that the consistency of the waste forms be monitored.[1] Use of the PCT is being considered for the CWF because of the similarities of the dissolution behaviors of both the sodalite and glass binder phases in the CWF to borosilicate HLW glasses. This paper provides (1) a summary of the approach taken in selecting a consistency test for CWF production and (2) results of tests conducted to measure the precision and sensitivity of the PCT conducted with simulated CWF

  19. Generalized Interference Alignment—Part II: Application to Wireless Secrecy

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    Ruan, Liangzhong; Lau, Vincent K. N.; Win, Moe Z.

    2016-05-01

    In contrast to its wired counterpart, wireless communication is highly susceptible to eavesdropping due to the broadcast nature of the wireless propagation medium. Recent works have proposed the use of interference to reduce eavesdropping capabilities in wireless wiretap networks. However, the concurrent effect of interference on both eavesdropping receivers (ERs) and legitimate receivers (LRs) has not been thoroughly investigated, and carefully engineering the network interference is required to harness the full potential of interference for wireless secrecy. This two part paper addresses this issue by proposing a generalized interference alignment (GIA) technique, which jointly designs the transceivers at the legitimate partners to impede the ERs without interfering with LRs. In Part I, we have established a theoretical framework for the GIA technique. In Part II, we will first propose an efficient GIA algorithm that is applicable to large-scale networks and then evaluate the performance of this algorithm in stochastic wireless wiretap network via both analysis and simulation. These results reveal insights into when and how GIA contributes to wireless secrecy.

  20. Structural, mechanical and light yield characterisation of heat treated LYSO:Ce single crystals for medical imaging applications

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    Mengucci, P; Auffray, E; Barucca, G; Cecchi, C; Chipaux, R; Cousson, A; Davì, F; Di Vara, N; Rinaldi, D; Santecchia, E

    2015-01-01

    Five single crystals of cerium-doped lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO:Ce) grown by the Czochralski method were submitted to structural characterisation by X-ray (XRD) and neutron (ND) diffraction, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy and energy dispersive microanalysis (EDS). The Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), the Young Modulus (YM) and the Light Yield (LY) of the samples were also measured in order to correlate the mechanical and the optical behaviour of the crystals with the characteristics of their microstructure. Two of the samples analysed were also heat treated at 300 °C for 10 h to evidence possible variations induced by the temperature in the optical and mechanical response of the crystals. Results showed that the mean compositional variations evidenced by the structural analyses do not affect the mechanical and optical behaviour of the samples. On the contrary, the thermal treatment could induce the formation of coherent spherical particles (size 10 to 15 nm), not unifo...

  1. On the Effect of Preparation Methods of PdCe-MOR Catalysts as NOx CH4-SCR System for Natural Gas Vehicles Application

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the effect of several parameters involved in the preparation of PdCe-HMOR catalysts active for NOx selective catalytic reduction with methane (NOx CH4-SCR was studied. Results show that the catalytic performance of Pd-HMOR is better when palladium is introduced by ion-exchange, namely at room temperature. It was also shown that Pd loading does not influence the formation of cerium species, namely surface Ce4+ (CeO2 species and CeO2 species in interaction with Pd. However, when Ce is introduced before Pd, more surface CeO2 species are stabilized in the support and less CeO2 become in interaction with Pd, which results in a worse NOx CH4-SCR catalytic performance.

  2. A comparative study of CeO2-Al2O3 support prepared with different methods and its application on MoO3/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst for sulfur-resistant methanation

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    The CeO2-Al2O3 supports prepared with impregnation (IM), deposition precipitation (DP), and solution combustion (SC) methods for MoO3/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst were investigated in the sulfur-resistant methanation. The supports and catalysts were characterized by N2-physisorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy (RS), and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR). The N2-physisorption results indicated that the DP method was favorable for obtaining better textural properties. The TEM and RS results suggested that there is a CeO2 layer on the surface of the support prepared with DP method. This CeO2 layer not only prevented the interaction between MoO3 and γ-Al2O3 to form Al2(MoO4)3 species, but also improved the dispersion of MoO3 in the catalyst. Accordingly, the catalysts whose supports were prepared with DP method exhibited the best catalytic activity. The catalysts whose supports were prepared with SC method had the worst catalytic activity. This was caused by the formation of Al2(MoO4)3 and crystalline MoO3. Additionally, the CeO2 layer resulted in the instability of catalysts in reaction process. The increasing of calcination temperature of supports reduced the catalytic activity of all catalysts. The decrease extent of the catalysts whose supports were prepared with DP method was the lowest as the CeO2 layer prevented the interaction between MoO3 and γ-Al2O3.

  3. Low temperature magnetic behavior of Ce7Ni3

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    Low-temperature specific heat (CP) (70 mK7Ni3 (under applied magnetic fields up to B=6 T) are presented. The maxima in CP (at 1.55 K) and in χ (at 1.85 K) are related to an antiferromagnetic (AF) type transition. The experimental results are interpreted in terms of three Ce sublattices (1CeI, 3CeII and 3CeIII atoms per formula unit) of the Th7Ni3-type structure. These sublattices correspond to the three different Ce local environments. According to the entropy gain the AF order is related to the CeI sublattice and the CeII atoms behave as heavy fermions, with γLT∼2.7 J/CeII-at.K2 and a characteristic temperature of TK∼4 K. The CeIII atoms are responsible for an intermediate valence behavior with γHT∼0.3 J/CeIII-at.K2 and a characteristic temperature of T0∼70 K, which is confirmed by the ln T dependence of the electrical resistivity. ((orig.))

  4. Yttrium doped BaCeO3 thin films by spray pyrolysis technique for application in solid oxide fuel cell

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    Highlights: • BCY20 thin electrolyte was deposited by economical spray pyrolysis technique. • Solution concentration and annealing temperature affects structure and morphology. • Excellent agreement with XRD data of lattice parameter. • The dc conductivity in argon at 600 °C was 4.25 × 10−3 S cm−1. -- Abstract: Yttrium doped barium cerate (BCY) a solid state ion conductor which exhibits proton conductivity under proper atmospheric conditions, is used as an electrolyte in a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFCs). In present work, nanocrystalline BaCe0.8Y0.2O2.9 (BCY20) thin films were successfully deposited onto alumina substrates by simple and economical spray pyrolysis technique (SPT) at 250 °C. The effect of solution concentration and annealing on physico-chemical properties of BCY20 thin film has been studied. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies of spray pyrolysed BCY20 films revealed polycrystalline (crystallite size 35 nm) orthorhombic structure with lattice parameters a = 8.77 Å, b = 6.234 Å and c = 6.223 Å. The scanning electron micrographs showed dense morphology which is very useful for electrolyte. The stoichiometry was confirmed by elemental analysis and the estimated atomic ratio was in good agreement with that of the precursor solution ratio. The most intense band at 353.26 cm−1 observed in room temperature Raman spectrum of BCY20 film was due to vibrational mode of barium cerate. The FTIR spectra with heat treatment shows no carbon based vibration bonds, revealing absence of carbon based surface impurities in the sample. The dc conductivities measured in air and argon atmospheres at 600 °C were 1.7 × 10−3 and 4.25 × 10−3 S cm−1, respectively

  5. SAGE Version 7.0 Algorithm: Application to SAGE II

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    Damadeo, R. P; Zawodny, J. M.; Thomason, L. W.; Iyer, N.

    2013-01-01

    This paper details the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiments (SAGE) version 7.0 algorithm and how it is applied to SAGE II. Changes made between the previous (v6.2) and current (v7.0) versions are described and their impacts on the data products explained for both coincident event comparisons and time-series analysis. Users of the data will notice a general improvement in all of the SAGE II data products, which are now in better agreement with more modern data sets (e.g. SAGE III) and more robust for use with trend studies.

  6. SAGE version 7.0 algorithm: application to SAGE II

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    Full Text Available This paper details the SAGE version 7.0 algorithm and how it is applied to SAGE II. Changes made between the previous (v6.2 and current (v7.0 versions are described and their impacts on the data products explained for both coincident event comparisons and time-series analysis. Users of the data will notice a general improvement in all of the SAGE II data products, which are now in better agreement with more modern data sets (e.g. SAGE III and more robust for use with trend studies.

  7. Nomex和CeQuin纸在复合材料应用中的性能比较%The comparison and analysis of Nomex and CeQuin papers in the application of combined flexible insulating materials

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    2004-01-01

    综述和对比了Nomex和CeQuin两种合成纤维纸的电气、物理和机械性能,分析了两种合成纸在柔软复合材料应用中的性能特征,预测和分析了两种合成绝缘纸在绝缘材料领域中的应用趋势.

  8. Application of CO II laser for removal of oral mucocele

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    Kato, J.; Moriya, K.; Hirai, Y.

    2006-02-01

    Mucocele is an oral soft tissue cyst caused by the disturbance of saliva flow. Mucocele is widely observed in child patients and recurrence is high. The objective of this study was to clarify the effect of CO II laser irradiation in the case of mucocele. A CO II laser was used on 45 subjects, aged between 0 to 15 years, having mucocele on lip, lingual, or buccal mucosa. Our procedure in using CO II laser was not to vaporize the mucocele but to remove the whole mucocele mass. The border of mucocele was firstly incised by laser following defocusly ablating the root or body of mucocele separating from sorrounding tissue. As a result, mucocele was easily and completely removed without breaking the wall of mucocele. None of the cases required suturing. The results were as follows. 1. The mucocele of lip or lingual mucosa with a rich blood supply, was efficiently removed, without bleeding, giving a clear operative field during the operation. 2. The surgery itself was simple and less time-consuming. 3. After two or three weeks the wound was completely healed without almost any discomfort in all patients 4. Wound contraction and scarring were decreased or eliminated. 5. The reoccurrence of mucocele was not seen, except only in one case of lingual mucocele. In conclusion the use of CO II laser proved to be a very safe and effective mode for the removal of mucocele, especially in small children.

  9. Mineralization of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over the catalyst CuO-Co3O4-CeO2 and its applications in industrial odor control

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    2011-12-01

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present at ppm levels were decomposed over the catalyst CuO-Co3O4-CeO2 (Cu:Co:Ce = 10:45:45 in mol) in an attempt to scale up for industrial odor control. In addition to enhancing the catalytic activity, CuO-Co3O4 and CeO2 helped, respectively, to maintain the strength of the pelleted catalysts and inhibit their sintering. Using toluene as a VOC model compound, kinetic analysis of the total oxidation to carbon dioxide was conducted. The odor emitted from paint-drying processes could be eliminated effectively using CuO-Co3O4-CeO2 (Cu:Co:Ce = 10:45:45) pelleted catalysts (188 ml) in a large-scale system. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Application of CAESAR II in nuclear pipelines stress analysis

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    Pipelines system is the important component of nuclear power plant. Its disposal and support decide force state and may influence the safety of the whole equipment. The stress analysis model is set up by CAESAR II and used to analyze the pipelines system of No.1 unit in Daya Bay nuclear power plant. The invalid cause of part bellows type expansion joint is found by this means. The calculation of this model is corresponded with actual measurement. The disposal and support project of pipelines system are regulated based on the calculations. It is shown that the appropriate model set up by CAESAR II can be used in pipelines stress analysis of nuclear power plant. (authors)

  11. Improving CE with PDM

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    Wognum, P.M. (Nel); Bondarouk, T.V. (Tanya); Weber, F.; Pawar, K.S.; Thoben, K.D.

    2003-01-01

    The concept of Concurrent Engineering (CE) centers around the management of information so that the right information will be at the right place at the right time and in the right format. Product Data Management (PDM) aims to support a CE way of working in product development processes. In specific

  12. A comparison between Ce(III) and Ce(IV) ions in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

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    程强; 施薇; 段炼; 孙彬哲; 李晓霞; 徐爱华

    2015-01-01

    Nano cerium oxides are efficient photocatalysts for pollutants degradation with highly dispersed Ce(III) ions as the sug-gested active species to promote the reaction, while Ce(IV) species do not behave as a catalyst. In this paper, to understand the mechanism of Ce-based photocatalysts, we studied the comparison of simple cerium ions, Ce(III) and Ce(IV) in aqueous solution for organic pollutants degradation under UV irradiation. Orange II (AOII), methyl orange, andp-nitrophenol were selected as the target pollutants. The formation and contribution of reactive oxygen species, the kinetics of Ce(IV) photoreduction and Ce(III) photooxida-tion, and the influence of solution pH were investigated in detail. It was found that at low pH Ce(IV) ions showed a higher activity for hydroxyl radicals production and AOII degradation than Ce(III) ions, which could be attributed to its fast reduction rate to Ce(III). However, its activity dramatically decreased when solution pH increased, and was also strongly influenced by the type of pollutants; while Ce(III) exhibited high degradation efficiency of all the tested pollutants over a wide pH range.

  13. Effective synthesis route for red-brown pigments based on Ce - Pr - Fe - O and their potential application for near infrared reflective surface coating

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    Sriparasara Radhika; Kalarical Janardhanan Sreeram; Balachandran Unni Nair

    2014-01-01

    New cerium-based ceramic pigments, displaying Ce2Pr0.2FexO4.3+y stoichiometry, were obtained at low temperature using a sol-gel method. The powder precursor dissolved in 80% ethylene glycol was precipitated using ammonia and the obtained gel calcined at 800°C for 2 h to yield homogeneous and crystalline particles with a diameter of around 150 nm. The oxide was composed of cerium in its +4 oxidation state and Pr in its +3 oxidation state. The oxides with varying Fe content had an intense red-brown colour, with bandgap energy of around 2.2 eV at 0.1 mol% Fe doping. The near infra red reflectance from these pigments, a measure of their ability to reflect rather than absorb heat waves from sunlight was found to be 82.7%, even in the absence of a white reflective base. Such high near infra red reflectance from these pigments qualify them for being ideal cool pigments for surface coating applications.

  14. Fabrication of YBCO/CeO2/YBCO crossover and via structures for digital circuit and integrated SQUID applications

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    We have developed a multilayer process for fabricating crossover and via structures. A crossover structure with Tc>85 K was fabricated by using an SrTiO3 buffer layer to repair the SrTiO3 surface damaged during etching. The interlayer resistance of a 10 μm x 50 μm crossover area was 150 kΩ. Via contacts fabricated under various process conditions all showed residual resistance with reduced Tc, indicating the formation of damaged layers at the contact interfaces. However, the Ic measured through the via contacts fabricated under the optimal conditions exceeded 3 mA at 77 K which was high enough for most superconducting device applications. (author)

  15. Chemical Applications of Graph Theory: Part II. Isomer Enumeration.

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    Hansen, Peter J.; Jurs, Peter C.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the use of graph theory to aid in the depiction of organic molecular structures. Gives a historical perspective of graph theory and explains graph theory terminology with organic examples. Lists applications of graph theory to current research projects. (ML)

  16. Preparation of a YAG:Ce phosphor glass by screen-printing technology and its application in LED packaging.

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    Yang, Liang; Chen, Mingxiang; Lv, Zhicheng; Wang, Simin; Liu, Xiaogang; Liu, Sheng

    2013-07-01

    A simple and practical method for preparing phosphor glass is proposed. Phosphor distribution and element analysis are investigated by optical microscope and field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The phosphor particles dispersed in the matrix are vividly observed, and their distributions are uniform. Spectrum distribution and color coordinates dependent on the thickness of the screen-printed phosphor layer coupled with a blue light emitting diode (LED) chip are studied. The luminous efficacy of the 75 μm printed phosphor-layer phosphor glass packaged white LED is 81.24 lm/W at 350 mA. This study opens up many possibilities for applications using the phosphor glass on a selected chip in which emission is well absorbed by all phosphors. The screen-printing technique also offers possibilities for the design and engineering of complex phosphor layers on glass substrates. Phosphor screen-printing technology allows the realization of high stability and thermal conductivity for the phosphor layer. This phosphor glass method provides many possibilities for LED packing, including thin-film flip chip and remote phosphor technology. PMID:23811889

  17. Oxycline formation induced by Fe(II) oxidation in a water reservoir affected by acid mine drainage modeled using a 2D hydrodynamic and water quality model - CE-QUAL-W2.

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    Torres, Ester; Galván, Laura; Cánovas, Carlos Ruiz; Soria-Píriz, Sara; Arbat-Bofill, Marina; Nardi, Albert; Papaspyrou, Sokratis; Ayora, Carlos

    2016-08-15

    The Sancho reservoir is an acid mine drainage (AMD)-contaminated reservoir located in the Huelva province (SW Spain) with a pH close to 3.5. The water is only used for a refrigeration system of a paper mill. The Sancho reservoir is holomictic with one mixing period per year in the winter. During this mixing period, oxygenated water reaches the sediment, while under stratified conditions (the rest of the year) hypoxic conditions develop at the hypolimnion. A CE-QUAL-W2 model was calibrated for the Sancho Reservoir to predict the thermocline and oxycline formation, as well as the salinity, ammonium, nitrate, phosphorous, algal, chlorophyll-a, and iron concentrations. The version 3.7 of the model does not allow simulating the oxidation of Fe(II) in the water column, which limits the oxygen consumption of the organic matter oxidation. However, to evaluate the impact of Fe(II) oxidation on the oxycline formation, Fe(II) has been introduced into the model based on its relationship with labile dissolved organic matter (LDOM). The results show that Fe oxidation is the main factor responsible for the oxygen depletion in the hypolimnion of the Sancho Reservoir. The limiting factors for green algal growth have also been studied. The model predicted that ammonium, nitrate, and phosphate were not limiting factors for green algal growth. Light appeared to be one of the limiting factors for algal growth, while chlorophyll-a and dissolved oxygen concentrations could not be fully described. We hypothesize that dissolved CO2 is one of the limiting nutrients due to losses by the high acidity of the water column. The sensitivity tests carried out support this hypothesis. Two different remediation scenarios have been tested with the calibrated model: 1) an AMD passive treatment plant installed at the river, which removes completely Fe, and 2) different depth water extractions. If no Fe was introduced into the reservoir, water quality would significantly improve in only two years

  18. Near infrared fluorescence quenching properties of copper (II) ions for potential applications in biological imaging

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    Maji, Dolonchampa; Zhou, Mingzhou; Sarder, Pinaki; Achilefu, Samuel

    2014-03-01

    Fluorescence quenching properties of copper(II) ions have been used for designing Cu(II) sensitive fluorescent molecular probes. In this paper, we demonstrate that static quenching plays a key role in free Cu(II)-mediated fluorescence quenching of a near infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye cypate. The Stern-Volmer quenching constant was calculated to be KSV = 970,000 M-1 in 25 mM MES buffer, pH 6.5 at room temperature. We synthesized LS835, a compound containing cypate attached covalently to chelated Cu(II) to study fluorescence quenching by chelated Cu(II). The fluorescence quenching mechanism of chelated Cu(II) is predominantly dynamic or collisional quenching. The quenching efficiency of chelated Cu(II) was calculated to be 58% ± 6% in dimethylsulfoxide at room temperature. Future work will involve further characterization of the mechanism of NIR fluorescence quenching by Cu(II) and testing its reversibility for potential applications in designing fluorophore-quencher based molecular probes for biological imaging.

  19. Ship Grounding on Rock - II. Validation and Application

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    Simonsen, Bo Cerup

    1997-01-01

    The primary purpose of this paper is to show examples of verification and application of thetheory presented. Analysis of four large scale tests performed by the Naval Surface WarfareCenter (NSWC), USA, shows that the theory can predict the energy absorption of the fourdifferent ship bottoms with...

  20. The Selection and Application of Magnetic Separation Equipment. Part II.

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    Morgan, D G; Bronkala, W. J.

    1993-01-01

    A survey of magnetic separators and of their selection in application for concentration and purification is given. Wet and dry low–intensity drum separators, magnetic pulleys, induced magnetic roll separator and cross–belt separator are described and selection procedures are outlined.

  1. ASPECT DE MODELISATION DES PROPRIETES PHYSIQUES DES ALLIAGES SEMICONDUCTEURS II-VI A APPLICATION PHOTOVOLTAIQUE.

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    KHEDIM-ep-BOUAYED, SIHAM

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    Les propriétés de transport des électrons dans ZnSe, ZnTe et ZnS sont d'un grand intérêt en raison de leurs nombreuses applications technologiques notamment en application photovoltaïque. Dans ce travail, nous étudions les résultats des calculs de simulation de Monte Carlo. Les quantités moyennes directement accessibles par la simulation sont la vitesse de dérive, l'énergie et la diffusion des porteurs. La méthode que nous avons choisi pour l’étude des phénomènes de transport u...

  2. The Application of Estimator Module for Controlling of TRIGA Mark II Reactor

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    The estimator module application for control TRIGA Mark II reactor have been done. This application have purpose to help operator quickly and exactly when they control reactor reactivity. Which this module, if in the reactor will do experiment ( neutron activation, radioisotope production ect.) so the operator not need to calculate probability of reactivity changes. The result of estimator is close to measurements result (< 7 sec.), it is cause estimator can be used as equipment that can be used to help operation of TRIGA Mark II. (author)

  3. Bedside ultrasonography-Applications in critical care: Part II

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    Jose Chacko

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Point of care ultrasonography, performed by acute care physicians, has developed into an invaluable bedside tool providing important clinical information with a major impact on patient care. In Part II of this narrative review, we describe ultrasound guided central venous cannulation, which has become standard of care with internal jugular vein cannulation. Besides improving success rates, real-time guidance also significantly reduces the incidence of complications. We also discuss compression ultrasonography - a quick and effective bedside screening tool for deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity. Abdominal ultrasound offers vital clues in the emergency setting; in the unstable trauma victim, a focused examination may provide immediate answers and has largely superseded diagnostic peritoneal lavage in diagnosing intraperitoneal bleed. From estimation of intracranial pressure to transcranial Doppler studies, ultrasound is becoming increasingly relevant to neurocritical care. Ultrasound may also help with airway management in several situations, including percutaneous tracheostomy. Clearly, bedside ultrasonography has become an indispensable part of intensive care practice - in the rapid assessment of critically ill-patients as well as in enhancing the safety of invasive procedures.

  4. Bee Colony Optimization - part II: The application survey

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    Teodorović Dušan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bee Colony Optimization (BCO is a meta-heuristic method based on foraging habits of honeybees. This technique was motivated by the analogy found between the natural behavior of bees searching for food and the behavior of optimization algorithms searching for an optimum in combinatorial optimization problems. BCO has been successfully applied to various hard combinatorial optimization problems, mostly in transportation, location and scheduling fields. There are some applications in the continuous optimization field that have appeared recently. The main purpose of this paper is to introduce the scientific community more closely with BCO by summarizing its existing successful applications. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. OI174010, OI174033, TR36002

  5. Intelligent numerical methods II applications to multivariate fractional calculus

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    Anastassiou, George A

    2016-01-01

    In this short monograph Newton-like and other similar numerical methods with applications to solving multivariate equations are developed, which involve Caputo type fractional mixed partial derivatives and multivariate fractional Riemann-Liouville integral operators. These are studied for the first time in the literature. The chapters are self-contained and can be read independently. An extensive list of references is given per chapter. The book’s results are expected to find applications in many areas of applied mathematics, stochastics, computer science and engineering. As such this short monograph is suitable for researchers, graduate students, to be used in graduate classes and seminars of the above subjects, also to be in all science and engineering libraries.

  6. Applications of electrochemistry and nanotechnology in biology and medicine II

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    Eliaz, Noam

    2011-01-01

    The study of electrochemical nanotechnology has emerged as researchers apply electrochemistry to nanoscience and nanotechnology. These two related volumes in the Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry Series review recent developments and breakthroughs in the specific application of electrochemistry and nanotechnology to biology and medicine. Internationally renowned experts contribute chapters that address both fundamental and practical aspects of several key emerging technologies in biomedicine, such as the processing of new biomaterials, biofunctionalization of surfaces, characterization of bio

  7. A unique CE16 acetyl esterase from Podospora anserina active on polymeric xylan.

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    Puchart, Vladimír; Berrin, Jean-Guy; Haon, Mireille; Biely, Peter

    2015-12-01

    The genome of the coprophilous fungus Podospora anserina displays an impressive array of genes encoding hemicellulolytic enzymes. In this study, we focused on a putative carbohydrate esterase (CE) from family 16 (CE16) that bears a carbohydrate-binding module from family CBM1. The protein was heterologously expressed in Pichia pastoris and purified to electrophoretic homogeneity. The P. anserina CE16 enzyme (PaCE16A) exhibited different catalytic properties than so far known CE16 esterases represented by the Trichoderma reesei CE16 acetyl esterase (TrCE16). A common property of both CE16 esterases is their exodeacetylase activity, i.e., deesterification at positions 3 and 4 of monomeric xylosides and the nonreducing end xylopyranosyl (Xylp) residue of oligomeric homologues. However, the PaCE16A showed lower positional specificity than TrCE16 and efficiently deacetylated also position 2. The major difference observed between PaCE16A and TrCE16 was found on polymeric substrate, acetylglucuronoxylan. While TrCE16 does not attack internal acetyl groups, PaCE16A deacetylated singly and doubly acetylated Xylp residues in the polymer to such an extent that it resulted in the polymer precipitation. Similarly as typical acetylxylan esterases belonging to CE1, CE4, CE5, and CE6 families, PaCE16A did not attack 3-O-acetyl group of xylopyranosyl residues carrying 4-O-methyl-D-glucuronic acid at position 2. PaCE16A thus represents a CE16 member displaying unique catalytic properties, which are intermediate between the TrCE16 exodeacetylase and acetylxylan esterases designed to deacetylate polymeric substrate. The catalytic versatility of PaCE16A makes the enzyme an important candidate for biotechnological applications. PMID:26329850

  8. Application of calcium peroxide activated with Fe(II)-EDDS complex in trichloroethylene degradation.

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    Zhang, Xiang; Gu, Xiaogang; Lu, Shuguang; Miao, Zhouwei; Xu, Minhui; Fu, Xiaori; Qiu, Zhaofu; Sui, Qian

    2016-10-01

    This study was conducted to assess the application of calcium peroxide (CP) activated with Fe(II) chelated by (S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'-disuccinic acid (EDDS) to enhance trichloroethylene (TCE) degradation in aqueous solution. It was indicated that EDDS prevented soluble iron from precipitation, and the optimum molar ratio of Fe(II)/EDDS to accelerate TCE degradation was 1/1. The influences of initial TCE, CP and Fe(II)-EDDS concentration were also investigated. The combination of CP and Fe(II)-EDDS complex rendered the efficient degradation of TCE at near neutral pH range. Chemical probe and scavenger tests identified that TCE degradation mainly owed to the oxidation of HO while O2(-) promoted HO generation. Cl(-), HCO3(-) and humic acid were found to inhibit CP/Fe(II)-EDDS performance on different levels. In conclusion, the application of CP activated with Fe(II)-EDDS complex is a promising technology in chemical remediation of groundwater, while further research in practical implementation is needed. PMID:27351899

  9. Facile Synthesis of CeO2-LaFeO3 Perovskite Composite and Its Application for 4-(Methylnitrosamino-1-(3-Pyridyl-1-Butanone (NNK Degradation

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    Kaixuan Wang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A facile and environmentally friendly surface-ion adsorption method using CeCO3OH@C as template was demonstrated to synthesize CeO2-LaFeO3 perovskite composite material. The obtained composite was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD, fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM, transmission electron microscopy (TEM, thermo-gravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC, N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms and X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS measurements. The catalytic degradation of nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino-1-(3-pyridyl-1-butanone (NNK was tested to evaluate catalytic activity of the CeO2-LaFeO3 composite. Much better activity was observed for the CeO2-LaFeO3 composite comparing with CeO2 and LaFeO3. These results suggested that perovskite composite materials are a promising candidate for the degradation of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs.

  10. Application of natural circulation systems: advantages and challenges - II

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    Applications of natural circulation systems are provided for advanced light water reactor designs. Design features proposed for the passive advanced light water reactors include the use of passive, gravity-fed water supplies for emergency core cooling and natural circulation decay heat removal from the primary system and the containment, and natural circulation cooling within the core for all conditions. Examples are given from different types of advanced reactor designs for the use of passive safety systems under the operational, transient, and accident conditions. Challenges encountered in the design of passive safety systems for HPLWR are discussed in short, as an example case. (author)

  11. Modern EMC analysis techniques II models and applications

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    Kantartzis, Nikolaos V

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this two-volume book is the systematic and comprehensive description of the most competitive time-domain computational methods for the efficient modeling and accurate solution of modern real-world EMC problems. Intended to be self-contained, it performs a detailed presentation of all well-known algorithms, elucidating on their merits or weaknesses, and accompanies the theoretical content with a variety of applications. Outlining the present volume, numerical investigations delve into printed circuit boards, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, radio frequency microelectro

  12. Shape Memory Alloys (Part II: Classification, Production and Application

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    Full Text Available Shape memory alloys (SMAs have been extensively investigated because of their unique shape memory behaviour, i.e. their ability to recover their original shape they had before deformation. Shape memory effect is related to the thermoelastic martensitic transformation. Austenite to martensite phase transformation can be obtained by mechanical (loading and thermal methods (heating and cooling. Depending on thermomechanical conditions, SMAs demonstrate several thermomechanical phenomena, such as pseudoelasticity, superelasticity, shape memory effect (one-way and two-way and rubber-like behaviour. Numerous alloys show shape memory effect (NiTi-based alloys, Cu-based alloys, Fe-based alloys etc.. Nitinol (NiTi is the most popular and the most commonly used SMA due to its superior thermomechanical and thermoelectrical properties. NiTi alloys have greater shape memory strain and excellent corrosion resistance compared to Cu – based alloys. However, they are very costly. On the other hand, copper-based alloys (CuZn and CuAl based alloys are much less expensive, easier to manufacture and have a wider range of potential transformation temperatures. The characteristic transformation temperatures of martensitic transformation of CuAlNi alloys can lie between −200 and 200 °C, and these temperatures depend on Al and Ni content. Among the Cu – based SMAs, the most frequently applied are CuZnAl and CuAlNi alloys. Although CuZnAl alloys with better mechanical properties are the most popular among the Cu-based SMAs, they lack sufficient thermal stability, while CuAlNi shape memory alloys, in spite of their better thermal stability, have found only limited applications due to insufficient formability owing to the brittle γ2 precipitates. The most important disadvantage of polycrystalline CuAlNi alloys is a small reversible deformation (one-way shape memory effect: up to 4 %; two-way shape memory effect: only approximately 1.5 % due to intergranular

  13. Grouting applications in civil engineering. Volume I and II

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    A comprehensive description of grouting applications in civil engineering is presented that can serve as a basis for the selection of grouting methods in the borehole sealing problem. The breadth and depth of the study was assured by conducting the main part of the review, the collection and evaluation of information, without specifically considering the borehole sealing problem (but naturally incorporating any aspect of civil engineering applications that could be of potential use). Grouting is very much an art and not a science. In most cases, it is a trial and error procedure where an inexpensive method is initially tried and then a more expensive one is used until the desired results are obtained. Once a desired effect is obtained, it is difficult to credit any one procedure with the success because the results are due to the summation of all the methods used. In many cases, the method that proves successful reflects a small abnormality in the ground or structure rather than its overall characteristics. Hence, successful grouting relies heavily on good engineering judgement and experience, and not on a basic set of standard correlations or equations. 800 references

  14. A Photo Storm Report Mobile Application, Processing/Distribution System, and AWIPS-II Display Concept

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    Longmore, S. P.; Bikos, D.; Szoke, E.; Miller, S. D.; Brummer, R.; Lindsey, D. T.; Hillger, D.

    2014-12-01

    The increasing use of mobile phones equipped with digital cameras and the ability to post images and information to the Internet in real-time has significantly improved the ability to report events almost instantaneously. In the context of severe weather reports, a representative digital image conveys significantly more information than a simple text or phone relayed report to a weather forecaster issuing severe weather warnings. It also allows the forecaster to reasonably discern the validity and quality of a storm report. Posting geo-located, time stamped storm report photographs utilizing a mobile phone application to NWS social media weather forecast office pages has generated recent positive feedback from forecasters. Building upon this feedback, this discussion advances the concept, development, and implementation of a formalized Photo Storm Report (PSR) mobile application, processing and distribution system and Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS-II) plug-in display software.The PSR system would be composed of three core components: i) a mobile phone application, ii) a processing and distribution software and hardware system, and iii) AWIPS-II data, exchange and visualization plug-in software. i) The mobile phone application would allow web-registered users to send geo-location, view direction, and time stamped PSRs along with severe weather type and comments to the processing and distribution servers. ii) The servers would receive PSRs, convert images and information to NWS network bandwidth manageable sizes in an AWIPS-II data format, distribute them on the NWS data communications network, and archive the original PSRs for possible future research datasets. iii) The AWIPS-II data and exchange plug-ins would archive PSRs, and the visualization plug-in would display PSR locations, times and directions by hour, similar to surface observations. Hovering on individual PSRs would reveal photo thumbnails and clicking on them would display the

  15. Operation of industrial electrical substations. Part II: practical applications

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    Sanchez Jimenez, Juan J; Zerquera Izquierdo, Mariano D; Beltran Leon, Jose S; Garcia Martinez, Juan M; Alvarez Urena, Maria V; Meza Diaz, Guillermo [Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)]. E-mails: cheosj@yahoo.com; mdzi@hotmail.com; beltran5601@yahoo.com.mx; jmargarmtz@yahoo.com; victory_alvarez@telmexmail.com; depmec@cucei.udg.mx

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    The practical application of the methodology explained in Part 1 in a Cuban industry is the principal objective of this paper. The calculus of the economical operation of the principal transformers of the industrial plant is shown of the one very easy form, as well as the determination of the equations of the losses when the transformers operate under a given load diagram. It is calculated the state load which will be passed to the operation in parallel. [Spanish] El objetivo principal de este trabajo es la aplicacion practica de la metodologia, en una industria cubana, que se explico en la Parte 1. El calculo de la operacion economica de los principales transformadores de la planta industrial se muestra de una forma muy facil, asi como la determinacion de las ecuaciones de las perdidas cuando los transformadores operan bajo un diagrama de carga dado. Se calcula la carga de estado que se pasa a la operacion en paralelo.

  16. Continuous and distributed systems II theory and applications

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    Zgurovsky, Mikhail

    2015-01-01

    As in the previous volume on the topic, the authors close the gap between abstract mathematical approaches, such as applied methods of modern algebra and analysis, fundamental and computational mechanics, nonautonomous and stochastic dynamical systems, on the one hand, and practical applications in nonlinear mechanics, optimization, decision making theory and control theory on the other. Readers will also benefit from the presentation of modern mathematical modeling methods for the numerical solution of complicated engineering problems in biochemistry, geophysics, biology and climatology. This compilation will be of interest to mathematicians and engineers working at the interface of these fields. It presents selected works of the joint seminar series of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Institute for Applied System Analysis at National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The authors come from Brazil, Germany, France, Mexico, Spain, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA. ...

  17. DOBD Algorithm for Training Neural Network:Part II. Application

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    吴建昱; 何小荣

    2002-01-01

    In the first part of the article, a new algorithm for pruning network?Dynamic Optimal Brain Damage(DOBD) is introduced. In this part, two cases and an industrial application are worked out to test the new algorithm. It is verified that the algorithm can obtain good generalization through deleting weight parameters with low sensitivities dynamically and get better result than the Marquardt algorithm or the cross-validation method. Although the initial construction of network may be different, the finial number of free weights pruned by the DOBD algorithm is similar and the number is just close to the optimal number of free weights. The algorithm is also helpful to design the optimal structure of network.

  18. Application of Ce{sub x}Zr{sub 1-x}O{sub 2} catalysts for the synthesis of diethyl carbonate from ethanol and carbon dioxide

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    Prymak, I.; Kalevaru, V.N.; Kollmorgen, P.; Wohlrab, S. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Katalyse e.V. an der Universitaet Rostock (Germany); Martin, A.

    2013-11-01

    The direct synthesis of diethyl carbonate (DEC) from ethanol and CO{sub 2} is indeed an attractive approach from both academic and commercial points of view. In the present study, we report on the synthesis, characterization and catalytic evaluation of Ce-Zr-O solids with varying Ce/Zr ratios. The catalysts were prepared by citrate complexation method, and characterized by various techniques such as N{sub 2} adsorption (BET-SA), XRD, H{sub 2}-TPR, NH{sub 3}-TPD etc. The catalytic performance of these catalysts was evaluated towards the synthesis of DEC from ethanol and CO{sub 2} under suitable reaction conditions. According to thermodynamic data, the reaction is favorable at low reaction temperatures and high reaction pressures. Thus, the catalytic experiments were carried out in a continuous mode using a plug-flow reactor that was operated up to 200 bar and ca. 200 C. The effect of the reaction temperature (30-180 C) and pressure (80-180 bar) on the yield of DEC was investigated. Among various catalysts tested, Ce-Zr-O catalyst with 80 mol% Ce content has exhibited a relatively better performance compared to all other Ce-Zr-O catalysts. DEC yield increased with increasing reaction temperature up to 140 C. The highest yield of DEC obtained from the best case was 0.7 % at 140 C and at 140 bars. Further increase in temperature to 180 C caused a decrease in the DEC formation due to thermodynamic reasons as mentioned above. The ceria proportion has shown a considerable influence on the BET surface areas and thereby catalytic activity as well. The results revealed that the redox properties as well as acidity characteristics of the solids are strongly influenced by the content of Ce in the catalysts, which in turn showed a clear impact on the catalytic performance. (orig.)

  19. CeO2-stabilized tetragonal ZrO2 polycrystals (Ce-TZP ceramics)

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    This work presents the development and the characterization of CeO2-stabilized tetragonal ZrO2 polycrystals (Ce-TZP ceramics), since it is considered candidate material for applications as structural high performance ceramics. Sintered ceramics were fabricated from mixtures of powders containing different CeO2 content prepared by conventional and nonconventional techniques. These powders and their resultant sintered ceramics were specified by chemical and physical characterization, compactation state and mechanical properties. The chemical characteristics were determined by chemical analysis and the physical characteristics were evaluated by phase content, particle and agglomerate size and aspect, and powder porosity. (author)

  20. Tensile Properties for Application to Type I and II Waste Tank Flaw Stability Analysis

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    Tensile testing to provide tensile test data for ASTM A285 steel for application to fracture analysis of Type I and Type II high level waste tanks has been completed. A total of 32 tensile tests were done on 8 heats of steel

  1. 21 CFR 1301.34 - Application for importation of Schedule I and II substances.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Application for importation of Schedule I and II substances. 1301.34 Section 1301.34 Food and Drugs DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE... technical advances in the art of manufacturing these substances and the development of new substances;...

  2. Color tunability in green, red and infra-red upconversion emission in Tm3+/Yb3+/Ho3+ co-doped CeO2 with potential application for improvement of efficiency in solar cells

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    The preparation of Tm3+/Yb3+/Ho3+ co-doped CeO2 prepared by the precipitation method using ammonium hydroxide as a precursor is presented. By X-ray diffraction the materials show the phase-type of fluorite structure and the crystallite sizes were calculated by the Scherrer's equation. No other phase was observed evincing that the rare earth ions were inserted into the fluorite phase as substitutional or interstitial dopants. The microstrain calculated by the Williamson–Hall method do not show significant changes in their values, indicating that the inclusion of rare earths does not causes structural changes in the CeO2 used as a host matrix. All material showed intense upconversion emission at red and green region under excitation with diode laser at 980 nm. The color of emission changes from green to red with increasing excitation power pump. The materials showed suitable photoluminescent properties for applications as a laser source, solar cells, and great emitter at 800 nm. - Highlights: • Tm3+/Yb3+/Ho3+ co-doped CeO2 prepared by the simple way. • Intense upconversion emission regions and the tunability of emission color by the laser power pump. • The materials showed suitable photoluminescent properties for different applications

  3. Modeling multibody systems with uncertainties. Part II: Numerical applications

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    This study applies generalized polynomial chaos theory to model complex nonlinear multibody dynamic systems operating in the presence of parametric and external uncertainty. Theoretical and computational aspects of this methodology are discussed in the companion paper 'Modeling Multibody Dynamic Systems With Uncertainties. Part I: Theoretical and Computational Aspects .In this paper we illustrate the methodology on selected test cases. The combined effects of parametric and forcing uncertainties are studied for a quarter car model. The uncertainty distributions in the system response in both time and frequency domains are validated against Monte-Carlo simulations. Results indicate that polynomial chaos is more efficient than Monte Carlo and more accurate than statistical linearization. The results of the direct collocation approach are similar to the ones obtained with the Galerkin approach. A stochastic terrain model is constructed using a truncated Karhunen-Loeve expansion. The application of polynomial chaos to differential-algebraic systems is illustrated using the constrained pendulum problem. Limitations of the polynomial chaos approach are studied on two different test problems, one with multiple attractor points, and the second with a chaotic evolution and a nonlinear attractor set. The overall conclusion is that, despite its limitations, generalized polynomial chaos is a powerful approach for the simulation of multibody dynamic systems with uncertainties

  4. Application for TJ-II Signals Visualization: User's Guide; Aplicacion para la Visualizacion de Senales de TJ-II: Guia del Usuario

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    Sanchez, E.; Portas, A. B.; Vega, J. [Ciemat, Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    In this documents are described the functionalities of the application developed by the Data Acquisition Group for TJ-II signal visualization. There are two versions of the application, the On-line version, used for signal visualization during TJ-II operation, and the Off-line version, used for signal visualization without TJ-II operation. Both versions of the application consist in a graphical user interface developed for X/Motif, in which most of the actions can be done using the mouse buttons. The functionalities of both versions of the application are described in this user's guide, beginning at the application start-up and explaining in detail all the options that it provides and the actions that can be done with each graphic control. (Author) 8 refs.

  5. Study of Ce-Pt/γ-Al 2O 3 for the selective oxidation of CO in H 2 for application to PEFCs: Effect of gases

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    Son, In Hyuk

    In order to supply pure hydrogen to proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and avoid CO poisoning, selective CO oxidation in H 2 was studied over Ce-Pt/γ-Al 2O 3. Adding the Ce promoted the CO conversion and selectivity of Pt/γ-Al 2O 3 with changing loading weights of Pt and Ce, oxygen concentration, residence time, and the composition of gases (H 2O, CO 2, and N 2). At 250 °C, adding H 2O to the feed gas enhanced the CO conversion due to the water-gas shift reaction. While, adding CO 2 to the feed gas suppressed the CO conversion due to the reversible water-gas shift reaction. In situ BET and XRD tests showed that well-dispersed metallic Pt particles (-2 nm) existed on the Ce oxide over the alumina support, which helps to supply oxygen to the Pt for a high activity of CO oxidation and selectivity.

  6. Synthesis of a magnetic micro/nano FexOy-CeO2 composite and its application for degradation of hexachlorobenzene

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    2010-01-01

    A micrometer-sized nanostructured,magnetic,ball-like FexOy-CeO2 composite was synthesized through an ethylene-glycol mediated process.The synthesized samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy combined with energydisperse X-ray analysis,transmission electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffraction.In the synthesis system,polyethylene glycol (PEG) and urea were found to play significant roles in the formation of the micrometer-sized spherical architecture of the precursor.The details of morphology and particle size could be changed with the initial concentration of Fe(NO3)3-9H2O and Ce(NO3)3-6H2O as the reactants.The magnetic FexOy-CeO2 composite with a similar morphology was readily obtained by calcination from the precursor.The characterization of transmission electron microscopy showed the calcined ball-like architecture was a highly porous structure consisting of many nanoparticles.Because of the micrometer-sized nanostructure and the multi-components as well as the magnetism,the as-obtained FexOy-CeO2 composite showed better activity and potentially easy recovery for the harmless degradation of hexachlorobenzene (HCB).

  7. Development and application of a functional CE-SSCP fingerprinting method based on [Fe-Fe]-hydrogenase genes for monitoring hydrogen-producing Clostridium in mixed cultures

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    Quemeneur, Marianne; Hamelin, Jerome; Latrille, Eric; Steyer, Jean-Philippe; Trably, Eric [INRA, UR050, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l' Environnement, avenue des Etangs, Narbonne F-11100 (France)

    2010-12-15

    A Capillary Electrophoresis Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (CE-SSCP) method based on functional [Fe-Fe]-hydrogenase genes was developed for monitoring the hydrogen (H{sub 2})-producing clostridial population in mixed-culture bioprocesses. New non-degenerated primers were designed and then validated on their specific PCR detection of a broad range of clostridial hydA genes. The hydA-based CE-SSCP method gave a specific and discriminating profile for each of the Clostridium strains tested. This method was validated using H{sub 2}-producing mixed cultures incubated at temperatures ranging from 25 C to 45 C. The hydA CE-SSCP profiles clearly differed between temperatures tested. Hence, they varied according to variations of the H{sub 2} production performances. The HydA sequences amplified with the new primer set indicated that diverse Clostridium strains impacted the H{sub 2} production yields. The highest performances were related to the dominance of Clostridium sporogenes-like hydA sequences. This CE-SSCP tool offers highly reliable and throughput analysis of the functional diversity and structure of the hydA genes for better understanding of the H{sub 2}-producing clostridial population dynamics in H{sub 2} dark fermentation bioreactors. (author)

  8. Preparation and characterization of PEG–Mg(CH3COO)2–CeO2 composite polymer electrolytes for battery application

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    Anji Reddy Polu; Ranveer Kumar

    2014-04-01

    Composite polymer electrolytes based on poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), magnesium acetate [Mg(CH3COO)2], and wt% of cerium oxide (CeO2) ceramic fillers (where = 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20, respectively) have been prepared using solution casting technique. X-ray diffraction patterns of PEG–Mg(CH3COO)2 with CeO2 ceramic filler indicated the decrease in the degree of crystallinity with increasing concentration of the filler. DSC measurements of PEG–Mg(CH3COO)2-CeO2 composite polymer electrolyte system showed that the melting temperature is shifted towards the lower temperature with increase of the filler concentration. The conductivity results indicate that the incorporation of ceramic filler up to a certain concentration (i.e. 15 wt%) increases the ionic conductivity and upon further addition the conductivity decreases. The transference number data indicated the dominance of ion-type charge transport in these specimens. Using this (PEG–Mg(CH3COO)2-CeO2) (85-15-15) electrolyte, solid-state electrochemical cell was fabricated and their discharge profiles were studied under a constant load of 100 k.

  9. Dose-Dependent Effects of CeO2 on Microstructure and Antibacterial Property of Plasma-Sprayed TiO2 Coatings for Orthopedic Application

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    Zhao, Xiaobing; Liu, Gaopeng; Zheng, Hai; Cao, Huiliang; Liu, Xuanyong

    2015-02-01

    Titanium and its alloys have been used extensively for orthopedic and dental implants. Although these devices have achieved high rates of success, two major complications may be encountered: the lack of osseointegration and the biomaterial-related infection. Accordingly, cerium oxide (CeO2)-doped titanium oxide (TiO2) materials were coated on titanium by an atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) technique. The phase structures, morphologies, and surface chemical states of the obtained coatings were characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy techniques. The in vitro antibacterial and cytocompatibility of the materials were studied with Staphylococcus aureus ( S. aureus, ATCC25923) and osteoblast precursor cell line MC3T3-E1. The results indicated that the addition of CeO2 shifts slightly the diffraction peaks of TiO2 matrix to low angles but does not change its rutile phase structure. In addition, the CeO2/TiO2 composite coatings possess dose-dependent corrosion resistance and antimicrobial properties. And doping of 10 wt.% CeO2 exhibits the highest activity against S. aureus, improved corrosion resistance, and competitive cytocompatibility, which argues a promising option for balancing the osteogenetic and antibacterial properties of titanium implants.

  10. 32 CFR Appendix B to Part 247 - CE Publications

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    ... statement of work with appropriate contractual terms and conditions, using 48 CFR chapter I and II as guides... Printing. While CE contracts are not subject to the FAR (48 CFR chapter I) or the DFARS (48 CFR chapter II... sources include the OASD(PA), AFIS, the Military Departments and their subordinate levels of command,...

  11. Analytical applications of the electrochemiluminescence of tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) coupled to capillary/microchip electrophoresis: A review

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    Graphical abstract: The mechanism of Ru(bpy)32+ electrochemiluminescence, addition mode of Ru(bpy)32+, recent applications of capillary electrophoresis coupled with electrochemiluminescent detection in drug and other substrates analysis are reviewed. - Abstract: A comprehensive review on the development of analytical methods, by coupling electrochemiluminescence (ECL) detection with capillary electrophoresis (CE) and microchip electrophoresis (ME), is presented. After the description of the basic mechanism of ECL, the addition mode of luminescence reagent in CE-ECL system has been discussed. The analytical applications of the CE-ECL technique in terms of different analytes are also given. Due to the importance of ME as a separation method for the present and future, the ME detection methods based on ECL are considered in a relatively detailed way. Finally, possible trends for CE/ME-ECL in the near future are discussed.

  12. The Chimera II Real-Time Operating System for advanced sensor-based control applications

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    Stewart, David B.; Schmitz, Donald E.; Khosla, Pradeep K.

    1992-01-01

    Attention is given to the Chimera II Real-Time Operating System, which has been developed for advanced sensor-based control applications. The Chimera II provides a high-performance real-time kernel and a variety of IPC features. The hardware platform required to run Chimera II consists of commercially available hardware, and allows custom hardware to be easily integrated. The design allows it to be used with almost any type of VMEbus-based processors and devices. It allows radially differing hardware to be programmed using a common system, thus providing a first and necessary step towards the standardization of reconfigurable systems that results in a reduction of development time and cost.

  13. Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of CeO2-added nonstoichiometric (Na0.5K0.5)0.97(Nb0.96Sb0.04)O3 ceramics for piezoelectric energy harvesting device applications.

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    Oh, Youngkwang; Noh, Jungrae; Yoo, Juhyun; Kang, Jinhee; Hwang, Larkhoon; Hong, Jaeil

    2011-09-01

    In this study, nonstoichiometric (Na(0.5)K(0.5))(0.97)(Nb(0.96)Sb(0.04))O(3) ceramics were fabricated and their dielectric and piezoelectric properties were investigated according to the CeO(2) addition. In this ceramic composition, CeO(2) addition improved sinterability, electromechanical coupling factor k(p), mechanical quality factor Q(m), piezoelectric constant d(33), and g(33). At the sintering temperature of 1100°C, for the 0.2wt% CeO(2) added specimen, the optimum values of density = 4.359 g/cm(3), k(p) = 0.443, Q(m) = 588, ε(r) = 444, d(33) = 159 pC/N, and g(33) = 35 × 10(-3) V·m/N, were obtained. A piezoelectric energy harvesting device using 0.2 wt% CeO(2)- added lead-free (K(0.5)Na(0.5))(0.97)(Nb(0.96)Sb(0.04))O(3) ceramics and a rectifying circuit for energy harvesting were fabricated and their electrical characteristics were investigated. Under an external vibration acceleration of 0.7 g, when the mass, the frequency of vibration generator, and matching load resistance were 2.4 g, 70 Hz, and 721 Ω, respectively, output voltage and power of piezoelectric harvesting device indicated the optimum values of 24.6 mV(rms) and 0.839 μW, respectively-suitable for application as the electric power source of a ubiquitous sensor network (USN) sensor node. PMID:21937318

  14. Seebeck coefficient of CePd3

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    Rare earth compounds have potential applications in thermoelectric devices due to their large value conductivity and Seebeck coefficient. CePd3 has the highest reported Seebeck coefficient (S ∼ 125 μV/K), when doped appropriately, among all rare-earth compounds. This high value is explained as a result of the placement of the cerium f1 level. (author)

  15. Preparation of double-doped BaCeO3 and its application in the synthesis of ammonia at atmospheric pressure

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Perovskite-type oxides BaCe0.90Sm0.10O3−δ (BCS and BaCe0.80Gd0.10Sm0.10O3−δ (BCGS were synthesized by the sol–gel method and characterized by thermal analysis (TG-DTA, X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. Using the sintered samples as solid electrolytes and silver–palladium alloy as electrodes, ammonia was synthesized from nitrogen and hydrogen at atmospheric pressure in a solid-state proton-conducting cell reactor. The maximum rate of production of ammonia was 5.82×10−9 mol s−1 cm−2.

  16. Paclitaxel conjugated Fe3O4@LaF3:Ce3+,Tb3+ nanoparticles as bifunctional targeting carriers for Cancer theranostics application

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    Mangaiyarkarasi, Rajendiran; Chinnathambi, Shanmugavel; Karthikeyan, Subramani; Aruna, Prakasarao; Ganesan, Singaravelu

    2016-02-01

    The bi-functional Chitosan functionalized magnetite doped luminescent rare earth nanoparticles (Fe3O4@LaF3: Ce3+,Tb3+/chi NPs) as a carrier of paclitaxel (PTX) drug was designed using a co-precipitation and facile direct precipitation method. The synthesized nanoparticles are spherical in shape with a typical diameter of 19-37 nm respectively. They are water soluble, super paramagnetic and biocompatible, in which the amino groups on the nanoparticles surface are used for the conjugation with an anticancer drug, paclitaxel. The nature of PTX binding with Fe3O4@LaF3: Ce3+,Tb3+/chi nanoparticles were studied using X-ray diffraction, vibrating sample magnetometer and scanning electron micrograph. The nature of interactions between PTX and Fe3O4@LaF3: Ce3+,Tb3+/chi NPs due to complex formation were conceded out by various spectroscopic methods viz., UV-visible, steady state and excited state fluorescence spectroscopy. The photo-physical characterization reveals that the adsorption and release of PTX from Fe3O4@LaF3:Tb3+/chi nanoparticles is quicker when compared with other nanoparticles and also confirms that this may be due to the hydrogen bond formation between the hydroxyl group of drug and amino group of nanoparticles respectively. The maximum loading capacity and entrapment efficiency of 83.69% and 80.51% were attained at a ratio of 5:8 of PTX and Fe3O4@LaF3: Ce3+,Tb3+/chi NPs respectively. In addition with that, antitumoral activity study of PTX conjugated Fe3O4@LaF3:Tb3+/chi nanoparticles exhibits increased cytotoxic effects on A549 lung cancer cell lines than that of unconjugated PTX.

  17. The application of NISA II FEM package in seismic qualification of small class IE electric motors

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    According to the IEEE standards 323/1974 and 344/1975, seismic qualification of class IE equipment is appropriate combination of test and analysis methods. Complex equipment and assemblies are usually tested through seismic testing. The analysis is recommended for simple equipment that can be easily modeled to correctly predict its response. This article deals with the application of NISA II FEM package in 3D FE modeling and mode shape calculations of small power low voltage electric motors. (author)

  18. Application of medical physical culture at extensive superficial burns of the I–II degree

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    2015-01-01

    Purpose: to study and prove purpose of medical physical culture at extensive superficial burns of the I–II degree for normalization of exchange processes, the prevention of the developments of stagnation connected with the compelled decrease in physical activity. Materials and Methods: analysis and generalization of scientific and methodical literature. Results: the main means of physical rehabilitation – medical physical culture is considered; its application at treatment of patients with ex...

  19. Thermodynamic stabilities of SrCeO3 and Sr2CeO4 using the fluoride EMF technique

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    The standard Gibbs energies of formation of SrCeO3 and Sr2CeO4 were measured by the EMF method using CaF2 as a solid electrolyte. Three fluoride galvanic cells (I-III) were constructed in order to determine ΔfG deg. of SrCeO3. The ΔfG deg. of Sr2CeO4 was determined using galvanic cell (IV). The cells used were Pt,O2(g)(1bar),SrO(s),SrF2(s) vertical bar CaF2 vertical bar SrF2(s),CeO2(s),SrCeO3(s),O2(g) (1bar) (I); Pt,O2(g)(1bar),SrO(s),SrF2(s) vertical bar SrF2 vertical bar SrF2(s),CeO2(s),SrCeO3(s), O2(g)(1bar) (II); Pt,O2(g)(1bar),SrF2(s),CeO2(s),SrCeO3(s) vertical bar CaF2 vertical bar CaF2(s), CaO(s),O2(1bar) (III); Pt,O2(g)(1bar),SrO(s),SrF2(s) vertical bar CaF2 vertical bar SrF2(s),SrCeO3(s),Sr2CeO4(s),O2(1bar),Pt (IV). The standard Gibbs energy of formation of SrCeO3, derived from the mean of the EMFs of the above galvanic cells (I to III), is given by the following expression:ΔfG deg. (SrCeO3)+/-17(kJmol-1)=-1703+0.327T(K)(788-1142K) By combining this expression with the EMF measured using Cell IV, the following expression was obtained for the temperature dependence of the standard Gibbs energy of formation of Sr2CeO4ΔfG deg. (Sr2CeO4)+/-21(kJmol-1)=-2307+0.4400T(K)(805-1066K)

  20. Reactivity of Ce-ZrO{sub 2} (doped with La-, Gd-, Nb-, and Sm-) toward partial oxidation of liquefied petroleum gas: Its application for sequential partial oxidation/steam reforming

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    Laosiripojana, N. [The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut' s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, 10140 (Thailand); Sutthisripok, W. [Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla (Thailand); Kim-Lohsoontorn, P. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Mahidol University, Nakorn Pathom 73170 (Thailand); Assabumrungrat, S. [Center of Excellence in Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)

    2010-07-15

    Ce-ZrO{sub 2} was found to have useful partial oxidation activity under moderate temperatures. It converted liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to H{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, CO and CO{sub 2} with small amounts of C{sub 2}H{sub 6} and C{sub 2}H{sub 4} formations depending on the operating temperature and provided significantly greater resistance toward carbon deposition compared to conventional Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The doping of La, Sm and Gd over Ce-ZrO{sub 2} considerably improved catalytic reactivity, whereas Nb-doping reduced its reactivity. It was found that the impact of doping element is strongly related to the degrees of oxygen storage capacity (OSC) and/or lattice oxygen (O{sub O}{sup x}) of materials. Among all catalysts, La-doped Ce-ZrO{sub 2} was observed to have highest OSC value and was the most active catalyst. Above 850 C with inlet LPG/O{sub 2} molar ratio of 1.0/1.0, the main products from the reaction over La-doped Ce-ZrO{sub 2} were H{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, CO, and CO{sub 2}. Practical application was then proposed by applying La-doped Ce-ZrO{sub 2} as primary oxidative catalyst for sequential partial oxidation/steam reforming of LPG (by using Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} as the steam reforming catalyst). At 850 C, this coupling pattern offered high H{sub 2} yield (87.0-91.4%) without any hydrocarbons left in the products indicating the complete conversion of LPG to syngas. H{sub 2} yield from this system was almost identical to that observed from the typical autothermal reforming over Rh/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}; hence it could efficiently replace the requirement of expensive noble metal catalysts to reform LPG properly. (author)

  1. Effectiveness of Application of T2WI-MRC and CE-MRC in Diagnosis of Bile Duct Diseases%T2WI-MRC和CE-MRC检查在胆道疾病诊断中的应用价值

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    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨MR胆管水成像(T2WI-MRC)和钆贝葡胺增强后胆管成像(CE-MRC)在胆道疾病诊断中的应用价值。方法选取2012年4月~2014年7月我院收治的78例胆道疾病患者作为研究对象,所有患者均进行T2WI-MRC及CE-MRC检查,以术中胆管造影作为金标准,比较两种检查方法对肝内外胆管的显示情况。结果在肝内三级以上胆管的显示方面,CE-MRC显示68例(87.2%),T2WI-MRC显示41例(52.6%),差异有统计学意义(χ2=27.524,P=0.000);在肝内三级以下胆管、胆总管、胆囊、胆囊管、肝总管的显示方面,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。两种方法对解剖变异的诊断符合率均为100%;在肝胆管狭窄、肝胆管扩张的诊断上,差异不具有统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论 T2WI-MRC成像具有成像速度快、成像质量好等优点,但对某些微小的三级以上胆道显示较差。CE-MRC对胆道狭窄具有较高的诊断准确率,可以在一次屏气下完成全肝扫描,呼吸不均匀者也能进行检查,但缺点是引入了造影剂,增加了患者费用,并且潜在增加了过敏反应。临床诊断中,要根据实际需要,合理选择成像方法。%ObjectiveTo discuss the effectiveness of application of T2WI-MRC and CE-MRC in diagnosis of the bile duct diseases.Methods Altogether 78 patients with bile duct diseases who had been treated from April 2012 to July 2014 in our hospital were selected as the research object. All the patients were scanned by T2WI-MRC and CE-MRC. Taking intra-operative cholangiography as the gold standard, the extra-hepatic bile duct images obtained by two different methods were compared. Results CE-MRC diagnosed 68 (87.2%) cases of intra-hepatic bile ducts above Level 3; T2WI-MRC diagnosed 41 (52.6%) cases of intra-hepatic bile ducts above Level 3, which existed statistically signiifcant differences (χ2=27.524,P=0.000). No statistically signiifcant

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  3. Enhanced photorefractive properties in Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO{sub 3} crystals for holographic application

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    Zhang, Tao, E-mail: tzhang_hit02@yahoo.com [Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); College of Science, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Postdoctoral Research Station of Mechanical Engineering, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Wang, Xin; Geng, Tao; Tong, Chengguo [Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); College of Science, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Kang, Chong [Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); College of Science, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Postdoctoral Research Station of Mechanical Engineering, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2015-04-25

    Graphical abstract: Correlation spots of 200 holograms in a Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO{sub 3}. - Highlights: • Several doped LiNbO{sub 3} crystals with various level of Hf doping were grown by Cz method. • IR peak shift is attributed to the complex defect change at different level of Hf. • Enhanced photorefractive properties have been got with higher Hf-doping level. • Reduced defect and increased photoconductivity are responsible for optical properties. • 200 holograms’ experiment is realized in a coherent volume 0.073 cm{sup 3}. - Abstract: Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO{sub 3} crystals with various level of Hf doping were grown in air by a conventional Cz method. The infrared spectra were measured to discuss the defect structures and the mechanism of the absorption peak shift in these crystals. The light-induced scattering of the crystals was evaluated by the transmitted light method. The influence of the Hf-doping level on the photorefractive properties of Hf, Ce and Cu co-doped LiNbO{sub 3} crystals was studied via two-beam coupling. It is found that proper doping Hf is an efficient method to enhance the comprehensive photorefractive properties of the LiNbO{sub 3}. Using one of these crystals as medium, 200 holograms storage and correlation experiments based on angle fractal multiplexing have been realized in a coherent volume 0.073 cm{sup 3}. Moreover the diffraction efficiency is uniform and the storage density has reached 2.2 Gb/cm{sup 3}.

  4. Application of the SCR spin fluctuation theory for the magnetic instability in heavy fermion system Ce1-xLaxRu2Si2

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    We have applied the self-consistent renormalized (SCR) spin fluctuation theory to calculate several physical quantities measured for Ce1-xLaxRu2Si2 (x = 0, 0.05 and 0.075), namely the specific heat, resistivity, thermal expansion, spin-lattice relaxation and inelastic neutron scattering. A quantitative agreement between experiments and the theory has been obtained in all cases, indicating that the spin fluctuations dominate the thermal and dynamical properties near the magnetic instability in this system. Comparisons are also made with the recent renormalization group approach to the quantum critical point in itinerant systems. (author)

  5. Timing measurements with LaCl3 (0.9% Ce) detectors and their application in the measurement of speed of light

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    The present work aims to carry out detailed timing measurements with LaCl3 detectors doped with 0.9% Ce and explored the possibility of using them in measuring the speed of light. Several techniques were used in the past to measure the speed of light. These techniques include spectrometric, ultra fast plastic scintillators, inorganic scintillators, time-of-flight, revolving mirror, etc. The advantage of using inorganic scintillators with slow-fast coincidence technique over time-of-flight technique in the measurement of speed light is the whole experiment can be carried out on a laboratory table instead of using a path range of several meters

  6. Application of a space-time CE/SE (Conversation Element/Solution Element) method to the numerical solution of chromatographic separation processes

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    For solving partial differential equations (or distributed dynamic systems), the method of lines (MOL) and the space-time conservation element and solution element (CE/SE) method are compared in terms of computational efficiency, solution accuracy and stability. Several representative examples...... are obtained in a stable manner in most cases. However, a remedy is still needed for PDEs with a stiff source term. It seems to be out of date to use the MOL for solving PDEs containing steep moving fronts because of the dissipation error caused by spatial discretization and time consuming...

  7. CuO/CeO2 catalysts for the preferential oxidation of CO in H2 rich mixture for fuel cell applications

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    This thesis is focused on CuO/CeO2 catalysts for the preferential oxidation of CO in H2 rich mixtures (CO PROX). After a brief introduction of the general problem (energy production with novel processes or raw materials, fuel cells) and a more detailed description of the CO PROX unit in a fuel processor in order to deliver to fuel cells a CO-free H2-containing stream. An overview of most representative and interesting catalytic systems proposed or utilised for the process has been also presen...

  8. Cerium intermetallics CeTX. Review III

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    The structure-property relationships of CeTX intermetallics with structures other than the ZrNiAl and TiNiSi type are systematically reviewed. These CeTX phases form with electron-poor and electron-rich transition metals (T) and X = Mg, Zn, Cd, Hg, Al, Ga, In, Tl, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, Sb, and Bi. The review focusses on the crystal chemistry, the chemical bonding peculiarities, and the magnetic and transport properties. Furthermore 119Sn Moessbauer spectroscopic data, high-pressure studies, hydrogenation reactions and the formation of solid solutions are reviewed. This paper is the third of a series of four reviews on equiatomic intermetallic cerium compound [Part I: R. Poettgen, B. Chevalier, Z. Naturforsch. 2015, 70b, 289; Part II: R. Poettgen, B. Chevalier, Z. Naturforsch. 2015, 70b, 695].

  9. Cerium intermetallics CeTX. Review III

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    Poettgen, Rainer; Janka, Oliver [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie; Chevalier, Bernard [Bordeaux Univ., Pessac (France). Inst. de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux

    2016-05-01

    The structure-property relationships of CeTX intermetallics with structures other than the ZrNiAl and TiNiSi type are systematically reviewed. These CeTX phases form with electron-poor and electron-rich transition metals (T) and X = Mg, Zn, Cd, Hg, Al, Ga, In, Tl, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, Sb, and Bi. The review focusses on the crystal chemistry, the chemical bonding peculiarities, and the magnetic and transport properties. Furthermore {sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopic data, high-pressure studies, hydrogenation reactions and the formation of solid solutions are reviewed. This paper is the third of a series of four reviews on equiatomic intermetallic cerium compound [Part I: R. Poettgen, B. Chevalier, Z. Naturforsch. 2015, 70b, 289; Part II: R. Poettgen, B. Chevalier, Z. Naturforsch. 2015, 70b, 695].

  10. Janus II: a new generation application-driven computer for spin-system simulations

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    Baity-Jesi, M; Cruz, A; Fernandez, L A; Gil-Narvion, J M; Gordillo-Guerrero, A; Iñiguez, D; Maiorano, A; Mantovani, F; Marinari, E; Martin-Mayor, V; Monforte-Garcia, J; Sudupe, A Muñoz; Navarro, D; Parisi, G; Perez-Gaviro, S; Pivanti, M; Ricci-Tersenghi, F; Ruiz-Lorenzo, J J; Schifano, S F; Seoane, B; Tarancon, A; Tripiccione, R; Yllanes, D

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    This paper describes the architecture, the development and the implementation of Janus II, a new generation application-driven number cruncher optimized for Monte Carlo simulations of spin systems (mainly spin glasses). This domain of computational physics is a recognized grand challenge of high-performance computing: the resources necessary to study in detail theoretical models that can make contact with experimental data are by far beyond those available using commodity computer systems. On the other hand, several specific features of the associated algorithms suggest that unconventional computer architectures, which can be implemented with available electronics technologies, may lead to order of magnitude increases in performance, reducing to acceptable values on human scales the time needed to carry out simulation campaigns that would take centuries on commercially available machines. Janus II is one such machine, recently developed and commissioned, that builds upon and improves on the successful JANUS m...

  11. Modification of the radial beam port of ITU TRIGA Mark II research reactor for BNCT applications

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    This paper aims to describe the modification of the radial beam port of ITU (İstanbul Technical University) TRIGA Mark II research reactor for BNCT applications. Radial beam port is modified with Polyethylene and Cerrobend collimators. Neutron flux values are measured by neutron activation analysis (Au–Cd foils). Experimental results are verified with Monte Carlo results. The results of neutron/photon spectrum, thermal/epithermal neutron flux, fast group photon fluence and change of the neutron fluxes with the beam port length are presented. - Highlights: • Using MCNP5, radial beam port of ITU TRIGA Mark II research reactor is modified. • Polyethylene and Cerrobend collimators are used to modify the beam port. • Results of two-group neutron/photon flux are presented. • Monte Carlo results are compared with experimental results

  12. NJOY installation on μVAX-II at IJS verification for WIMS library applications

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    The code NJOY-87 recently became available. A distribution tape was obtained from RSIC and the code was successfully installed on the μVAX-II machine at the Jozef Stefan Institute. Before the test cases could be executed some minor corrections were required. The results differ slightly from the reference solution, particularly the self shielded scattering matrices. For LWR core applications the differences do not seem important but for other applications they should be examined more closely. In NJOY verification for WIMS library applications the emphasis is on the cross section definitions and the processing errors. The proposed procedure is to create the WIMS library using two independent codes, compare the cross section where possible and analyse in detail the results of the WIMS calculations for some standard benchmark lattice

  13. Ruthenium (II) complexes of thiosemicarbazone: Synthesis, biosensor applications and evaluation as antimicrobial agents

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    Yildirim, Hatice [Dokuz Eylul University, The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 35160 Buca, Izmir (Turkey); Guler, Emine [Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Yavuz, Murat, E-mail: myavuz@dicle.edu.tr [Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Dicle University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 21280 Diyarbakir (Turkey); Ozturk, Nurdan; Kose Yaman, Pelin [Dokuz Eylul University, The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 35160 Buca, Izmir (Turkey); Subasi, Elif; Sahin, Elif [Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 35160 Buca, Izmir (Turkey); Timur, Suna [Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry, 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Ege University, Institute on Drug Abuse, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science (BATI), 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey)

    2014-11-01

    A conformationally rigid half-sandwich organoruthenium (II) complex [(η{sup 6}-p-cymene)RuClTSC{sup N–S}]Cl, (1) and carbonyl complex [Ru(CO)Cl(PPh{sub 3}){sub 2}TSC{sup N–S}] (2) have been synthesized from the reaction of [{(η"6-p-cymene)RuCl}{sub 2}(μ-Cl){sub 2}] and [Ru(H)(Cl)(CO)(PPh{sub 3}){sub 3}] with thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazon (TSC) respectively and both novel ruthenium (II) complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. The peripheral TSC in the complexes acts as an electrochemical coupling unit providing the ability to carry out electrochemical deposition (ED) and to form an electro-deposited film on a graphite electrode surface. The biosensing applicability of complexes 1 and 2 was investigated by using glucose oxidase (GOx) as a model enzyme. Electrochemical measurements at − 0.9 V versus Ag/AgCl electrode by following the ED Ru(II) reduction/oxidation due to from the enzyme activity, in the presence of glucose substrate. The designed biosensor showed a very good linearity for 0.01–0.5 mM glucose. The in vitro antimicrobial activities of complexes 1 and 2 were also investigated against nine bacterial strains and one fungus by the disc diffusion test method. No activity was observed against the Gram-negative strains and fungus, whereas complex 1 showed moderate antibacterial activities against Gram-positive bacterial strains. - Highlights: • Novel Ru (II) thiosemicarbazone complexes were synthesized and characterized. • Electrochemical depositions were performed. • Rigid half-sandwich Ru (II) complex showed enhanced antibacterial activity.

  14. Ruthenium (II) complexes of thiosemicarbazone: Synthesis, biosensor applications and evaluation as antimicrobial agents

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    A conformationally rigid half-sandwich organoruthenium (II) complex [(η6-p-cymene)RuClTSCN–S]Cl, (1) and carbonyl complex [Ru(CO)Cl(PPh3)2TSCN–S] (2) have been synthesized from the reaction of [{(η6-p-cymene)RuCl}2(μ-Cl)2] and [Ru(H)(Cl)(CO)(PPh3)3] with thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazon (TSC) respectively and both novel ruthenium (II) complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. The peripheral TSC in the complexes acts as an electrochemical coupling unit providing the ability to carry out electrochemical deposition (ED) and to form an electro-deposited film on a graphite electrode surface. The biosensing applicability of complexes 1 and 2 was investigated by using glucose oxidase (GOx) as a model enzyme. Electrochemical measurements at − 0.9 V versus Ag/AgCl electrode by following the ED Ru(II) reduction/oxidation due to from the enzyme activity, in the presence of glucose substrate. The designed biosensor showed a very good linearity for 0.01–0.5 mM glucose. The in vitro antimicrobial activities of complexes 1 and 2 were also investigated against nine bacterial strains and one fungus by the disc diffusion test method. No activity was observed against the Gram-negative strains and fungus, whereas complex 1 showed moderate antibacterial activities against Gram-positive bacterial strains. - Highlights: • Novel Ru (II) thiosemicarbazone complexes were synthesized and characterized. • Electrochemical depositions were performed. • Rigid half-sandwich Ru (II) complex showed enhanced antibacterial activity

  15. Application of Ce3+ single-doped complexes as solar spectral downshifters for enhancing photoelectric conversion efficiencies of a-Si-based solar cells

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    The effect on photoelectric conversion efficiency of an a-Si-based solar cell by applying a solar spectral downshifter of rare earth ion Ce3+ single-doped complexes including yttrium aluminum garnet Y3Al5O12 single crystals, nanostructured ceramics, microstructured ceramics and B2O3–SiO2–Gd2O3–BaO glass is studied. The photoluminescence excitation spectra in the region 360–460 nm convert effectively into photoluminescence emission spectra in the region 450–550 nm where a-Si-based solar cells exhibit a higher spectral response. When these Ce3+ single-doped complexes are placed on the top of an a-Si-based solar cell as precursors for solar spectral downshifting, theoretical relative photoelectric conversion efficiencies of nc-Si:H and a-Si:H solar cells approach 1.09–1.13 and 1.04–1.07, respectively, by means of AMPS-1D numerical modeling, potentially benefiting an a-Si-based solar cell with a photoelectric efficiency improvement. (paper)

  16. Influence of HNO3 and Number of Extraction Stage on the Enrichment of Ce in Ceric Hydroxide Concentrate Using TBP

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    The extraction of ceric hydroxide product of monazite sand treatment has been diluted in ceric hydroxide as aqueous phase and Tri Butyl Phosphate (TBP) as an extraction organic phase has been done. The multi stage extraction was carried out and the stripping was performed three times using water and 5% oxalic acid. The parameters observed were the molarity of HNO3 and number of extraction stage. The maximum extraction efficiency of Ce and separation factor of Ce-Th ( SF Ce-Th ) was obtained at the multistage extraction of 500 gram Ce(OH)4 in 5000 ml HNO3 7 M using 15% TBP-Kerosene. The extraction was done for 15 minute, with the rate of agitation was 150 rpm and the stripping was done three time using water and 5 % oxalic acid, the number of extraction stage was II. The weight of stripping phase of at the extraction I was 115.4589 gram and the weight of stripping phase at the extraction II was 103.3786 gram. The average concentration of Ce at extraction I was 82.95% ( initial concentration of Ce = 50.79%), Th = 3.83%, La = 0% and Nd = 0.1% and the average concentration of Ce extraction II = 73.92%, Th = 4.55%, La= 1.48% Nd = 0.41%; the efficiency of Ce at the extraction I = 39.98%, efficiency of Ce n II = 73.92%, Th = 4.55%, La= 1.48% Nd = 0.41%. The efficiency of Ce II = 29.34%, Kd Ce n II = 73.92%, Th = 4.55%, La= 1.48% Nd = 0.41%. At the extraction I Kd of Ce = 0.6661, Kd Ce at the extraction II = 0.9583. At extraction I SF of Ce - Th = 6.4670, SF. of Ce - La = almost ∞ and SF of Ce - Nd = 80.2530, at the extraction II SF of Ce - Th = 8.2816, SF of Ce - La = 31.9333 and SF of Ce - Nd = 22.9808. (author)

  17. Eletroforese capilar acoplada à espectrometria de massas (CE-MS: vinte anos de desenvolvimento Capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS: twenty years of development

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    Full Text Available CE-MS has been increasingly used for analysis of a vast array of compounds. This article reviews the different electrophoretic modes, interfaces and mass analyzers that are commonly used in the CE-MS coupling, as well as the technique advantages and performance characteristics. A large compilation of CE-MS applications is also presented. Therefore, this review is both a guide for beginners and a collection of key references for people who are familiar to the technique. Furthermore, this is the first CE-MS review published in a Brazilian journal and marks the installation of the first two commercial CE-MS units in Sao Paulo State.

  18. Application Of Hg(II)- and Ni(II)- exchanged montmorillonite to removal of alkylamines from environment

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    The influence of different steric and electronic properties of methylamine (MA), dimethylamine (DMA) and trimethylamine (TMA) on the type of interactions with Hg(II)- and Ni(II)-montmorillonite (MMT) was studied. Mercury is one of the most serious contaminants in environment. All forms of mercury are poisonous, organic mercury types are the most dangerous. The results of thermogravimetry (TG), derivative thermogravimetry (DTG), X-ray powder diffraction and IR spectroscopy analysis show that methyl-, dimethyl- and trimethylamines are intercalated into the interlayer space of Hg(II)- and Ni(II)-MMT. The number of methyl groups in the amines significantly influences the steric effects of ligands as well as the complex formation in the silicate interlayers. When the number of methyl groups is changed (from methylamine to trimethylamine), the possibility of the coordination of the amines is decreased. The effect of different steric properties of studied alkylamines on the type of interaction is evident. (authors)

  19. A ruthenium(II) complex as turn-on Cu(II) luminescent sensor based on oxidative cyclization mechanism and its application in vivo

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    Zhang, Yunfei; Liu, Zonglun; Yang, Kui; Zhang, Yi; Xu, Yongqian; Li, Hongjuan; Wang, Chaoxia; Lu, Aiping; Sun, Shiguo

    2015-02-01

    Copper ions play a vital role in a variety of fundamental physiological processes not only in human beings and plants, but also for extensive insects and microorganisms. In this paper, a novel water-soluble ruthenium(II) complex as a turn-on copper(II) ions luminescent sensor based on o-(phenylazo)aniline was designed and synthesized. The azo group would undergo a specific oxidative cyclization reaction with copper(II) ions and turn into high luminescent benzotriazole, triggering significant luminescent increasements which were linear to the concentrations of copper(II) ions. The sensor distinguished by its high sensitivity (over 80-fold luminescent switch-on response), good selectivity (the changes of the emission intensity in the presence of other metal ions or amino acids were negligible) and low detection limit (4.42 nM) in water. Moreover, the copper(II) luminescent sensor exhibited good photostability under light irradiation. Furthermore, the applicability of the proposed sensor in biological samples assay was also studied and imaged copper(II) ions in living pea aphids successfully.

  20. CE APPROVAL IN ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND A CASE STUDY

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to the reason for rapidly developing technology, increasing competition medium, and awareness of the consumers, nowadays, the exigency of production with good quality has gained more and more significance. Certification of the quality and safety of the products to the consumers is compulsory in terms of producers. There are some documents to certify safety of the products. One of them is CE certificate. In this paper, basic information about CE mark is given and CE standards and tests required for electrical household appliances are mentioned. As an application, one of an electrical household appliance, toaster grill is treated and examined. To obtain CE certificate for toaster grill, required tests are made according to EN60335-2-9 and CE certificate is obtained.

  1. CE-BEMS

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    Mohamed, Nader; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja; Al-Jaroodi, Jameela

    2016-01-01

    costs savings in smart buildings significantly depend on the monitoring and control methods used in the installed BEMS. This paper proposes a Cloud-Enabled BEMS (CE-BEMS) for Smart Buildings. This system can utilize cloud computing to provide enhanced management mechanisms and features for energy...... savings in smart buildings. This system is connected to the cloud to have access to a number of advanced cloud-based services to enhance energy management in smart buildings. In this paper, we discuss the current limitations of BEMS, the conceptual design of the proposed system, and the advantages...

  2. Modification of the radial beam port of ITU TRIGA Mark II research reactor for BNCT applications.

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    Akan, Zafer; Türkmen, Mehmet; Çakir, Tahir; Reyhancan, İskender A; Çolak, Üner; Okka, Muhittin; Kiziltaş, Sahip

    2015-05-01

    This paper aims to describe the modification of the radial beam port of ITU (İstanbul Technical University) TRIGA Mark II research reactor for BNCT applications. Radial beam port is modified with Polyethylene and Cerrobend collimators. Neutron flux values are measured by neutron activation analysis (Au-Cd foils). Experimental results are verified with Monte Carlo results. The results of neutron/photon spectrum, thermal/epithermal neutron flux, fast group photon fluence and change of the neutron fluxes with the beam port length are presented. PMID:25746919

  3. Biosorption optimization of lead(II), cadmium(II) and copper(II) using response surface methodology and applicability in isotherms and thermodynamics modeling

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    The present study was carried out to optimize the various environmental conditions for biosorption of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Cu(II) by investigating as a function of the initial metal ion concentration, temperature, biosorbent loading and pH using Trichoderma viride as adsorbent. Biosorption of ions from aqueous solution was optimized in a batch system using response surface methodology. The values of R2 0.9716, 0.9699 and 0.9982 for Pb(II), Cd(II) and Cu(II) ions, respectively, indicated the validity of the model. The thermodynamic properties ΔGo, ΔHo, ΔEo and ΔSo by the metal ions for biosorption were analyzed using the equilibrium constant value obtained from experimental data at different temperatures. The results showed that biosorption of Pb(II) ions by T. viride adsorbent is more endothermic and spontaneous. The study was attempted to offer a better understating of representative biosorption isotherms and thermodynamics with special focuses on binding mechanism for biosorption using the FTIR spectroscopy.

  4. Comparison of energy structure and spectral properties of Ce:LaAlO3 and Ce:Lu2(SiO4)O

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    2009-01-01

    Undoped LaAlO3 and 1 at.%Ce:LaAlO3 single crystals were grown by the Czochralski process.Absorption and fluorescence spectra were measured at room temperature.Detailed energy levels structure of Ce:LaAlO3 was determined.In this paper,two viewpoints were provided.The first one is:the energy levels structure of Ce:LaAlO3 is very similar to that of Ce:Lu2(SiO4)O which is a well-known scintillator.In the energy levels structure of Ce:LaAlO3 and Ce:Lu2(SiO4)O,the lowest 5d energy level of Ce 3+ is located below the bottom of the conduction band of host crystal and the other higher 5d energy levels of Ce 3+ are located above the bottom of the conduction band of host crystal.The second one is:Ce:LaAlO3 single crystal may not be suitable for scintillation application;by comparing the energy levels structures of Ce:LaAlO3 and Ce:Lu2(SiO4)O,the large energy difference(1.13 eV)between the two lowest 5d energy levels of Ce 3+ in LaAlO3 is a crucial factor that causes the luminescence quenching.

  5. Ruthenium (II) complexes of thiosemicarbazone: synthesis, biosensor applications and evaluation as antimicrobial agents.

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    Yildirim, Hatice; Guler, Emine; Yavuz, Murat; Ozturk, Nurdan; Kose Yaman, Pelin; Subasi, Elif; Sahin, Elif; Timur, Suna

    2014-11-01

    A conformationally rigid half-sandwich organoruthenium (II) complex [(η(6)-p-cymene)RuClTSC(N-S)]Cl, (1) and carbonyl complex [Ru(CO)Cl(PPh3)2TSC(N-S)] (2) have been synthesized from the reaction of [{(η(6)-p-cymene)RuCl}2(μ-Cl)2] and [Ru(H)(Cl)(CO)(PPh3)3] with thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazon (TSC) respectively and both novel ruthenium (II) complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. The peripheral TSC in the complexes acts as an electrochemical coupling unit providing the ability to carry out electrochemical deposition (ED) and to form an electro-deposited film on a graphite electrode surface. The biosensing applicability of complexes 1 and 2 was investigated by using glucose oxidase (GOx) as a model enzyme. Electrochemical measurements at -0.9V versus Ag/AgCl electrode by following the ED Ru(II) reduction/oxidation due to from the enzyme activity, in the presence of glucose substrate. The designed biosensor showed a very good linearity for 0.01-0.5mM glucose. The in vitro antimicrobial activities of complexes 1 and 2 were also investigated against nine bacterial strains and one fungus by the disc diffusion test method. No activity was observed against the Gram-negative strains and fungus, whereas complex 1 showed moderate antibacterial activities against Gram-positive bacterial strains. PMID:25280673

  6. Effets de site : évalutation expérimentale et modélisations multidimensionnelles : application au site test EURO-SEISTEST (Grèce)

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    L'objectif de cette thèse est, l'étude fine des effets d'amplification suite à la géologie locale, notamment dans des bassins sédimentaires, ainsi que l'évaluation des avantages et Iimites des méthodes d'estimations. La partie expérimentale est basée sur des données acquises au site test EURO-SEISTEST, le premier site-test en Europe occidentale proche de Thessalonique (Grèce). Après une évaluation des effets d'amplification au site même et une étude de leur stabilité en fonction de plusieurs ...

  7. Resistive switching properties of Ce and Mn co-doped BiFeO3 thin films for nonvolatile memory application

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Ce and Mn co-doped BiFeO3 (BCFMO thin films were synthesized on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates using a sol-gel method. The unipolar resistive switching (URS and bipolar resistive switching (BRS behaviors were observed in the Pt/BCFMO/Pt device structure, which was attributed to the formation/rupture of metal filaments. The fabricated device exhibits a large ROFF/RON ratio (>80, long retention time (>105 s and low programming voltages (<1.5 V. Analysis of linear fitting current-voltage curves suggests that the space charge limited leakage current (SCLC and Schottky emission were observed as the conduction mechanisms of the devices.

  8. Studies of the coagulation flotation of bentonite and its application to the removal of Co2+ ions and fission products, Ce and Eu

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    The regions of dispersion, coagulation precipitation, coagulation flotation, and redispersion were determined for aqueous bentonite-cationic surfactant and bentonite-cationic surfactant-polyacrylamide(PAA) systems. The region of coagulation flotation was markedly extended by the addition of PAA to both the lower and higher concentration regions of the cationic surfactant, hexadecyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride(HDBAC), and to the lower concentration region of bentonite. The phenomenon of coagulation flotation was investigated in detail and was applied to the removal of Co2+ ions and nuclear fission products, 144Ce and 155Eu, from an aqueous solution. The composition of the reagents for the maximum efficiency of bentonite flotation corresponded to that of the maximum efficiency of Co2+-ion flotation. The effect of the pH on the flotation efficiency was studied in particular. The maximum flotation efficiency of 96% was obtained at pH 11 for Co2+ ions, 86% at pH 9.7 for 144Ce, and 93% at pH 10.5 for 155Eu. These radioactive elements were almost completely adsorbed on the surface of bentonite particles and were floated with them in the pH region of the maximum flotation efficiency. It was confirmed that Co2+ ions could be floated also from an extremely low concentration (10-9 mol/l) of Co2+ ions with nearly the same efficiency of flotation and with the additives in the same condition. Co2+ ions could also be effectively removed by using the step-by-step flotation, showing as high a flotation efficiency as 99.8%. (auth.)

  9. Zero-dark-counting X-ray photon detection using a YAP(Ce)–MPPC detector and its application to computed tomography using gadolinium contrast media

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    To measure X-ray spectra and to perform photon-counting computed tomography (PC-CT) with high count rates, we developed a zero-dark-counting spectrometer using a short-decay-time scintillator. A method exploiting a YAP(Ce) [cerium-doped yttrium aluminum perovskite] single crystal scintillator with a decay time of 30 ns and an MPPC (multipixel photon counter) has been developed to count X-ray photons. The photocurrent from the MPPC was amplified by a high-speed current–voltage amplifier, and the event pulse was sent to a multichannel analyzer (MCA) to measure X-ray spectra. The MPPC was driven under pre-Geiger mode at a bias voltage of the MPPC of 70.7 V and a temperature of 23 °C. The PC-CT was accomplished by repeated linear scans and rotations of an object, and projection curves of the object were obtained by the linear scan at a tube current of 1.0 mA. The exposure time for obtaining a tomogram was 10 min at a scan step of 0.5 mm and a rotation step of 1.0°. At a tube voltage of 100 kV, the maximum count rate was 200 kcps. In the PC-CT using gadolinium media, we observed image-contrast variations with changes in lower-level discrimination voltage of the event pulse using a comparator. - Highlights: • Zero-dark-counting sub-Mcps X-ray detection was performed using a YAP(Ce)–MPPC detector. • Photocurrent from MPPC was amplified using a high-speed amplifier. • X-ray spectra were measured using an MCA. • Photon-counting CT was accomplished by selecting lower event-pulse height. • CT with high count-rates and reduced exposure times was achieved

  10. Transferring diffractive optics from research to commercial applications: Part II - size estimations for selected markets

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    Brunner, Robert

    2014-04-01

    In a series of two contributions, decisive business-related aspects of the current process status to transfer research results on diffractive optical elements (DOEs) into commercial solutions are discussed. In part I, the focus was on the patent landscape. Here, in part II, market estimations concerning DOEs for selected applications are presented, comprising classical spectroscopic gratings, security features on banknotes, DOEs for high-end applications, e.g., for the semiconductor manufacturing market and diffractive intra-ocular lenses. The derived market sizes are referred to the optical elements, itself, rather than to the enabled instruments. The estimated market volumes are mainly addressed to scientifically and technologically oriented optical engineers to serve as a rough classification of the commercial dimensions of DOEs in the different market segments and do not claim to be exhaustive.

  11. High-pressure transformations of cerium(III)orthovanadate(V), CeVO4

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    The polymorphism of CeVO4 was investigated at high pressures and temperatures in a Belt-type high-pressure apparatus. In addition to the normal-pressure modification CeVO4-I with zircon-type structure two high-pressure modifications have been found, viz. monazite-type CeVO4-II and scheelite-type CeVO4-III. CeVO4-II is stable between 1 bar and 30 kbar at 1300deg C. Its region of existence decreases rapidly at lower temperatures. From the observed p,T-relations for the I-II and I-III transformations a triple point CeVO4-I,II,III at about 27 kbar, 500deg C can be estimated. For kinetic reasons, however, the experimental determination of phase relations becomes difficult at temperatures below 600deg C. The crystal structures of CeVO4-I and -II have been refined from single-crystal data. Crystallographic data for the three modifications are given and discussed (CeVO4-I: I41/amd, a=7.383(1) A, c=6.485(1) A, Z=4; CeVO4-II: P21/n, a=7.003(1) A, b=7.227(1) A, c=6.685(1) A, β=105.13(1)deg, Z=4; CeVO4-III: I41/a, a=5.1645(2) A, c=11.8482(7) A, Z=4). (orig.)

  12. Template electrosynthesis of CeO2 nanotubes

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    Nanotube arrays of CeO2 were produced in a single step by potentiostatic electrochemical deposition from a non-aqueous electrolyte, using anodic alumina membrane templates. The CeO2 nanotubes showed a polycrystalline structure, and they were assembled in the membrane nanochannels. The nanotubes had somewhat uniform diameters, with an average external value of about 210 nm, and a maximum length of about 60 μm; the latter parameter was controlled by the electrodeposition time. Each single nanotube was found to consist of crystalline grains having a size of about 3 nm. Raman analysis shows that these CeO2 nanotubes are suitable for catalytic applications

  13. NSLS-II High Level Application Infrastructure And Client API Design

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    The beam commissioning software framework of NSLS-II project adopts a client/server based architecture to replace the more traditional monolithic high level application approach. It is an open structure platform, and we try to provide a narrow API set for client application. With this narrow API, existing applications developed in different language under different architecture could be ported to our platform with small modification. This paper describes system infrastructure design, client API and system integration, and latest progress. As a new 3rd generation synchrotron light source with ultra low emittance, there are new requirements and challenges to control and manipulate the beam. A use case study and a theoretical analysis have been performed to clarify requirements and challenges to the high level applications (HLA) software environment. To satisfy those requirements and challenges, adequate system architecture of the software framework is critical for beam commissioning, study and operation. The existing traditional approaches are self-consistent, and monolithic. Some of them have adopted a concept of middle layer to separate low level hardware processing from numerical algorithm computing, physics modelling, data manipulating, plotting, and error handling. However, none of the existing approaches can satisfy the requirement. A new design has been proposed by introducing service oriented architecture technology. The HLA is combination of tools for accelerator physicists and operators, which is same as traditional approach. In NSLS-II, they include monitoring applications and control routines. Scripting environment is very important for the later part of HLA and both parts are designed based on a common set of APIs. Physicists and operators are users of these APIs, while control system engineers and a few accelerator physicists are the developers of these APIs. With our Client/Server mode based approach, we leave how to retrieve information to the

  14. Neutron radiography applications in I.T.U. TRIGA Mark-II reactor

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    Neutron radiography is an important radiographic technique which is supplied different and advanced information according to the X or gamma ray radiography. However, it has a trouble for supplying the convenient neutron sources. Tangential beam tube of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) TRIGA Mark-II Training and Research Reactor has been arranged for using neutron radiography. The neutron radiography set defined as detailed for the application of the technique. Two different techniques for neutron radiography are defined as namely, transfer method and direct method. For the transfer method dysprosium and indium screens are used in the study. But, dysprosium generally was preferred in many studies in the point of view nuclear safety. Gadolinium was used for direct method. Two techniques are compared and explained the preferring of the transfer technique. Firstly, reference composition is prepared for seeing the differences between neutron and X-ray or gamma radiography. In addition of it, some radiograph samples are given neutron and X-ray radiography which shows the different image characters. Lastly, some examples are given from archaeometric studies. One of them the brass plates of Great Mosque door in Cizre. After the neutron radiography application, organic dye traces are noticed. Other study is on a sword that belong to Urartu period at the first millennium B.C. It is seen that some wooden part on it. Some different artefacts are examined with neutron radiography from the Ikiztepe excavation site, then some animal post parts are recognized on them. One of them is sword and sheath which are corroded together. After the neutron radiography application, it can be noticed that there are a cloth between the sword and its sheath. By using neutron radiography, many interesting and detailed results are observed in ITU TRIGA Mark-II Training and Research Reactor. Some of them shouldn't be recognised by using any other technique

  15. Zero-dark-counting X-ray photon detection using a YAP(Ce)-MPPC detector and its application to computed tomography using gadolinium contrast media

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    Kami, Syouta; Sato, Eiichi; Kogita, Hayato; Numahata, Wataru; Hamaya, Tatsuki; Nihei, Shinichi; Arakawa, Yumeka; Oda, Yasuyuki; Kodama, Hajime; Hagiwara, Osahiko; Matsukiyo, Hiroshi; Osawa, Akihiro; Enomoto, Toshiyuki; Watanabe, Manabu; Kusachi, Shinya; Sato, Shigehiro; Ogawa, Akira

    2014-07-01

    To measure X-ray spectra and to perform photon-counting computed tomography (PC-CT) with high count rates, we developed a zero-dark-counting spectrometer using a short-decay-time scintillator. A method exploiting a YAP(Ce) [cerium-doped yttrium aluminum perovskite] single crystal scintillator with a decay time of 30 ns and an MPPC (multipixel photon counter) has been developed to count X-ray photons. The photocurrent from the MPPC was amplified by a high-speed current-voltage amplifier, and the event pulse was sent to a multichannel analyzer (MCA) to measure X-ray spectra. The MPPC was driven under pre-Geiger mode at a bias voltage of the MPPC of 70.7 V and a temperature of 23 °C. The PC-CT was accomplished by repeated linear scans and rotations of an object, and projection curves of the object were obtained by the linear scan at a tube current of 1.0 mA. The exposure time for obtaining a tomogram was 10 min at a scan step of 0.5 mm and a rotation step of 1.0°. At a tube voltage of 100 kV, the maximum count rate was 200 kcps. In the PC-CT using gadolinium media, we observed image-contrast variations with changes in lower-level discrimination voltage of the event pulse using a comparator.

  16. A new family of Ce-doped SmFeO3 perovskite for application in symmetrical solid oxide fuel cells

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    Fan, Weiwei; Sun, Zhu; Wang, Junkai; Zhou, Jun; Wu, Kai; Cheng, Yonghong

    2016-04-01

    Here, a nanoporous Sm0.95Ce0.05FeO3-δ (SCFO) perovskite-type oxide is assessed in regard to its possible use as an electrode material for symmetrical solid oxide fuel cells. It is found that SCFO has a good redox stability after characterizing the sample which is calcined at 850 °C in 5% H2/N2 for 10 h. Optimized electrochemical performances are obtained in both the nanoporous anode and cathode which are mainly due to the high catalytic activity of SCFO for redox reaction. The peak power density of SCFO|YSZ|SCFO symmetrical cell is as high as 130 mW cm-2 at 800 °C using pure, humidified H2 as the fuel. Moreover, the maximum power density of 193 mW cm-2 can be obtained for the SCFO:YSZ(7:3)|YSZ|SCFO:YSZ(7:3) symmetrical cell under the same conditions.

  17. Ti/ZnO-MxOy composites (M = Al, Cr, Fe, Ce): synthesis, characterization and application as highly efficient photocatalysts for hexachlorobenzene degradation.

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    Xia, Shengjie; Shao, Mengmeng; Zhou, Xiaobo; Pan, Guoxiang; Ni, Zheming

    2015-10-28

    A series of novel organic-inorganic nanoscale layered materials were synthesized by intercalating the Ti-containing Schiff base complex into the interlayer of the ZnM layered double hydroxides (LDHs, M = Al, Cr, Fe, Ce). The hybrid material was further calcined to make metal oxide composites with highly dispersed Ti elements (Ti/ZnO-MxOy). The structural characterization and photocatalytic results showed that, after intercalation and calcination, the metal oxide composites with a unique flower-like crystal morphology not only had high specific surface area, uniform pore size distribution and narrow band gap, but also showed extremely high photocatalytic performance for hexachlorobenzene (HCB) degradation. The Ti/ZnO-Cr2O3 composite with the narrowest band gap (2.40 eV) and the highest surface area (227 m(2)) showed the highest photocatalytic performance for HCB (95.5% within 240 min) among the four metal oxide composites. Particularly, it was found that composites derived from layered materials with different supramolecular structure of the host and guest showed different photocatalytic properties. In addition, based on the results from ESR, GC-MS and HPLC-MS, the type and amount of hydroxyl radicals, the decomposition intermediates and the pathway of HCB degradation photocatalyzed by Ti/ZnO-MxOy composites are also discussed in detail. PMID:26395810

  18. Application of Cohesion in E-C and C-E Translation%语篇衔接在汉英互译中的应用

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    杨国华

    2011-01-01

    本文应用韩礼德的语篇衔接理论对比英汉语篇中的衔接手段,并用译例阐述衔接在英汉互译中的具体转换.本文认为译者应该认识和把握英汉衔接手段的异同,顺应译文语篇的衔接规范,在译文中异曲同工地复现原文语篇的衔接关系.%This paper explores English cohesion and Chinese cohesion at the text level and exemplifies the function and transformation of cohesion in E-C and C-E translation. The paper concludes by suggestion that translators should have a clear conception of the differences between English cohesion and Chinese cohesion and abide by the principle that the SLT cohesion should be reproduced with TLT cohesion which satisfies the TLT standards.

  19. UTILISATION DU MODÈLE ÉCREVISSE COMME ESPÈCE BIOINDICATRICE DE POLLUTION. APPLICATION À L’ÉTUDE DES TRANSFERTS TROPHIQUES DU CADMIUM

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    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available La bioaccumulation des métaux par les organismes aquatiques est directement liée aux modalités d’exposition : contamination directe via le milieu ou contamination trophique via l’ingestion de proies contaminées. Pour appréhender les perturbations des écosystèmes, il apparaît important de déterminer des espèces « bioindicatrices » et de mesurer la part respective de ces deux voies d’exposition. Les travaux présentés concernent le transfert trophique du cadmium entre une proie, le bivalve benthique Corbicula fluminea, et un de ses prédateurs, l’écrevisse Astacus astacus. Afin d’insister sur l’importance des modalités de prédation de ce crustacé, nous avons réalisé 2 approches expérimentales complémentaires. La première concerne la consommation « naturelle » de proies contaminées pendant 30 jours d’exposition, la seconde consiste à introduire directement un bol alimentaire de proies contaminées dans l’estomac des écrevisses par une technique de gavage. Les résultats montrent une différence importante entre ces deux approches expérimentales.

  20. Nioboaeschynite-(Ce, Ce(NbTiO6

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    Shaunna M. Morrison

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Nioboaeschynite-(Ce, ideally Ce(NbTiO6 [cerium(III niobium(V titanium(IV hexaoxide; refined formula of the natural sample is Ca0.25Ce0.79(Nb1.14Ti0.86O6], belongs to the aeschynite mineral group which is characterized by the general formula AB2(O,OH6, where eight-coordinated A is a rare earth element, Ca, Th or Fe, and six-coordinated B is Ti, Nb, Ta or W. The general structural feature of nioboaeschynite-(Ce resembles that of the other members of the aeschynite group. It is characterized by edge-sharing dimers of [(Nb,TiO6] octahedra which share corners to form a three-dimensional framework, with the A sites located in channels parallel to the b axis. The average A—O and B—O bond lengths in nioboaeschynite-(Ce are 2.471 and 1.993 Å, respectively. Moreover, another eight-coordinated site, designated as the C site, is also located in the channels and is partially occupied by A-type cations. Additionally, the refinement revealed a splitting of the A site, with Ca displaced slightly from Ce (0.266 Å apart, presumably resulting from the crystal-chemical differences between the Ce3+ and Ca2+ cations.

  1. Comparison Among Ca II K Spectroheliogram Time Series with an Application to Solar Activity Studies

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    Ermolli, I.; Solanki, S. K.; Tlatov, A. G.; Krivova, N. A.; Ulrich, R. K.; Singh, J.

    2009-06-01

    Various observatories around the globe started regular full-disk imaging of the solar atmosphere in the Ca II K line in the early decades of the 20th century. The archives made by these observations have the potential of providing far more detailed information on solar magnetism than just the sunspot number and area records to which most studies of solar activity and irradiance changes are restricted. We evaluate the image quality and contents of three Ca II K spectroheliogram time series, specifically those obtained by the digitization of the Arcetri, Kodaikanal, and Mt Wilson photographic archives, in order to estimate their value for studies focusing on timescales longer than the solar cycle. We analyze the quality of these data and compare the results obtained with those achieved for similar present-day observations taken with the Meudon spectroheliograph and with the Rome-PSPT. We also investigate whether image-segmentation techniques, such as those developed for identification of plage regions on present-day Ca II K observations, can be used to process historic series. We show that historic data suffer from stronger geometrical distortions and photometric uncertainties than similar present-day observations. The latter uncertainties mostly originate from the photographic calibration of the original data and from stray-light effects. We also show that the image contents of the three analyzed series vary in time. These variations are probably due to instrument changes and aging of the spectrographs used, as well as changes of the observing programs. The segmentation technique tested in this study gives reasonably consistent results for the three analyzed series after application of a simple photographic calibration. Although the plage areas measured from the three analyzed series differ somewhat, the difference to previously published results is larger.

  2. Application of medical physical culture at extensive superficial burns of the I–II degree

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    Vjacheslav Meleshkov

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to study and prove purpose of medical physical culture at extensive superficial burns of the I–II degree for normalization of exchange processes, the prevention of the developments of stagnation connected with the compelled decrease in physical activity. Materials and Methods: analysis and generalization of scientific and methodical literature. Results: the main means of physical rehabilitation – medical physical culture is considered; its application at treatment of patients with extensive superficial burns of the I–II degree is proved; techniques of medical physical culture in the period of little burn shock and in the period of a sharp toksemy are described in detail. Conclusions: it is established that occupation duration remedial gymnastics depends on a condition of the patient and objectives. In each occupation the all-strengthening, breathing and special exercises, as a rule, have to be applied. The most important feature of a technique of occupations at a burn disease is need of repeated performance during the day of the special exercises directed on prevention or elimination of malfunction of the musculoskeletal device

  3. Janus II: A new generation application-driven computer for spin-system simulations

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    Baity-Jesi, M.; Baños, R. A.; Cruz, A.; Fernandez, L. A.; Gil-Narvion, J. M.; Gordillo-Guerrero, A.; Iñiguez, D.; Maiorano, A.; Mantovani, F.; Marinari, E.; Martin-Mayor, V.; Monforte-Garcia, J.; Muñoz Sudupe, A.; Navarro, D.; Parisi, G.; Perez-Gaviro, S.; Pivanti, M.; Ricci-Tersenghi, F.; Ruiz-Lorenzo, J. J.; Schifano, S. F.; Seoane, B.; Tarancon, A.; Tripiccione, R.; Yllanes, D.

    2014-02-01

    This paper describes the architecture, the development and the implementation of Janus II, a new generation application-driven number cruncher optimized for Monte Carlo simulations of spin systems (mainly spin glasses). This domain of computational physics is a recognized grand challenge of high-performance computing: the resources necessary to study in detail theoretical models that can make contact with experimental data are by far beyond those available using commodity computer systems. On the other hand, several specific features of the associated algorithms suggest that unconventional computer architectures-that can be implemented with available electronics technologies-may lead to order of magnitude increases in performance, reducing to acceptable values on human scales the time needed to carry out simulation campaigns that would take centuries on commercially available machines. Janus II is one such machine, recently developed and commissioned, that builds upon and improves on the successful JANUS machine, which has been used for physics since 2008 and is still in operation today. This paper describes in detail the motivations behind the project, the computational requirements, the architecture and the implementation of this new machine and compares its expected performances with those of currently available commercial systems.

  4. The acoustic simulation and analysis of complicated reciprocating compressor piping systems, II: Program structure and applications

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    To, C. W. S.

    1984-09-01

    The main objectives of the investigation reported in this paper, Part II, and its companion paper, Part I, are (a) to provide a formulation, including the mean flow effects and suitable for digital computer automation, of the acoustics of complicated piping systems, and (b) to develop a comprehensive digital computer program for the simulation and analysis of complicated reciprocating compressor piping systems. In this paper, the digital computer program structure and applications of the program developed, written in Fortran IV, are described. It is concluded that the computer program is versatile and user-friendly. It is capable of providing a great deal of information from one set of input data, and is open-ended and modular for updating.

  5. Study of the oxygen reduction reaction using Pt-Rare earths (La, Ce, Er) electrocatalysts for application of PEM fuel cells

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    The complexity of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and its potential losses make it responsible for the most part of efficiency losses at the Fuel Cells. For this reaction the electrocatalyst witch is most appropriated and shows better performance is platinum, a noble metal that elevates the cost, raising barriers for Fuel Cells technology to enter the market. First this work focuses on reducing the amount of platinum used in the cathode, by being replaced by rare earths. The most common methods of synthesis involves a large amount of steps and this work proposed to prepare the electrocatalyst through a simpler way that would not take so many steps and time to be done. Using an ultrasound mixer the electrocatalyst was prepared mixing platinum supported on carbon black and the rare earths lanthanum, cerium and erbium oxides to be applied in a half-cell study of the ORR. The Koutecky-Levich plots shows that among the electrocatalysts prepared the Pt80Ce20/C had the catalytic activity close to the commercial BASF platinum on carbon black, suggesting that the reaction was taken by the 4-electron path. As found in some works in literature, among the rare earth used to study the ORR, cerium is the one witch shows the better performance because it is able to store and provide oxygen. This feature is of great interest for the ORR because this reaction is first order to the oxygen concentration. Results show that is possible to reduce the amount of platinum maintaining the same electrocatalyst activity. (author)

  6. Two polymeric metal complexes based on polycarbazole containing complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline with Zn(II) and Ni(II) in the backbone: Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic applications

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    Highlights: ► We have synthesized two photosensitizers of D–π–A polymeric metal complexes. ► The polymeric metal complexes possess excellent thermal stability and good open-circuit voltages. ► The application of the photosensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells was investigated. ► The polymeric metal complex containing d10 Zn(II) exhibited better device performance than that containing low spin d8 Ni(II). - Abstract: Two novel polymeric metal complexes PZn(Q)2–C and PNi(Q)2–C based on polycarbazole containing complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline with Zn(II) and Ni(II) were synthesized and applied in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) as photosensitizers. They possess moderate thermal stability and good open-circuit voltages, and the power conversion efficiency of them reached to 1.11% and 0.45%, respectively, under simulated AM 1.5 G solar irradiation (100 mW cm−2), which shows a new strategy to design photosensitizers for DSSCs.

  7. Two polymeric metal complexes based on polycarbazole containing complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline with Zn(II) and Ni(II) in the backbone: Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic applications

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    Deng Jinyan; Guo Lihui; Xiu Qian; Zhang Lirong; Wen Gaojun [Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, Xiangtan University, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105 (China); Zhong Chaofan, E-mail: zhongcf798@yahoo.com.cn [Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, Xiangtan University, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105 (China)

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    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have synthesized two photosensitizers of D-{pi}-A polymeric metal complexes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The polymeric metal complexes possess excellent thermal stability and good open-circuit voltages. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The application of the photosensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells was investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The polymeric metal complex containing d{sup 10} Zn(II) exhibited better device performance than that containing low spin d{sup 8} Ni(II). - Abstract: Two novel polymeric metal complexes PZn(Q){sub 2}-C and PNi(Q){sub 2}-C based on polycarbazole containing complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline with Zn(II) and Ni(II) were synthesized and applied in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) as photosensitizers. They possess moderate thermal stability and good open-circuit voltages, and the power conversion efficiency of them reached to 1.11% and 0.45%, respectively, under simulated AM 1.5 G solar irradiation (100 mW cm{sup -2}), which shows a new strategy to design photosensitizers for DSSCs.

  8. Preparation and characterization of CNT-CeO{sub 2} nanocomposite

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    Kaur, Jasmeet, E-mail: jasmeet.dayal@gmail.com; Anand, Kanika; Singh, Ravi Chand [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005 (India)

    2015-06-24

    This paper reports decoration of CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles on multi-walled carbon nanotubes through a reflux process in which Ce (NO{sub 3}) {sub 3}·6H{sub 2}O serves as precursor and hydrazine hydrate (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}.H{sub 2}O) as reducing agent. Successful deposition of cubic fluorite CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes has been confirmed by x-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS). It was found that CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles formed in the presence of CNTs were larger as compared to pure CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles. Raman analysis showed that CeO{sub 2} induced a decrease in the size of the carbon grain in the CNTs. A red shift from 460 cm{sup −1} to 463 cm{sup −1} for F{sub 2g} mode of CeO{sub 2} has also been observed in Raman spectra of CNT- CeO{sub 2} nanocomposite as compared to pure CeO{sub 2}. The CeO{sub 2} coated multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT-CeO{sub 2}) nanocomposite would be a promising candidate for practical applications such as catalysis, sensing and power source applications.

  9. Synthesis and characterization of Ce{sub 1-x}SmXO{sub 2-(x/2)} as solid electrolyte for application in IT-SOFCs; Sintese e caracterizacao de Ce{sub 1-x}SmXO{sub 2-(x/2)} como eletrolito solido para aplicacao em IT-SOFCs

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    Nicodemo, J.P.; Martinelli, A.E.; Nascimento, R.M. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (DECM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais], e-mail: juli_pivotto@yahoo.com.br; Melo, D.M.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (DQ/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Cela, B. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGCEM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais; Macedo, D.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGEM/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Mecanica

    2008-07-01

    Mixed rare earth doped CeO{sub 2} oxide-based have been extensively studied for use in solid electrolytes for fuel cells. Ceramics-based CeO{sub 2} have high ionic conductivity and enable the operation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) in intermediate temperatures, in the range of 500 to 750 deg C. In this work, was investigated the Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} doped CeO{sub 2} by Pechini method to obtain Ce{sub 0,9}Sm{sub 0,1}O{sub 1,95}. The resulting powders were characterized by the chemical composition (EDS) and crystallographic (XRD), thermal analysis (TG/ATD and DTG), and particles morphology (SEM). After calcinations of 500 and 700 deg C for 2 hours were obtained nanosized powders with crystalline structure of cubic phase type fluorite fully formed. (author)

  10. Ce que soigner veut dire

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    Mol, Annemarie

    2013-01-01

    Qu'est-ce que bien soigner? Dans ce livre provoquant et original, Annemarie Mol montre que ce n'est pas, comme on l'a beaucoup dit, laisser les patients choisir. À partir de l'exemple des personnes atteintes de diabète, l'auteur propose une nouvelle manière de prendre soin des personnes, qui ne les transforme pas en citoyens ou en consommateurs, mais qui les reconnaît comme corps et âmes souffrants, comme individus investis dans leur propre prise en charge, comme membres de collectifs multipl...

  11. Two Ce(SO4)2.4H2O polymorphs: Crystal structure and thermal behavior

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    Syntheses, crystal structures and thermal behavior of two polymorphic forms of Ce(SO4)2.4H2O are reported. The first modification, α-Ce(SO4)2.4H2O (I), crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Fddd, with a=5.6587(1), b=12.0469(2), c=26.7201(3) A and Z=8. The second modification, β-Ce(SO4)2.4H2O (II), crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnma, with a=14.6019(2), b=11.0546(2), c=5.6340(1) A and Z=4. In both structures, the cerium atoms have eight ligands: four water molecules and four sulfate groups. The mutual position of the ligands differs in (I) and (II), resulting in geometrical isomerism. Both these structures are built up by layers of Ce(H2O)4(SO4)2 held together by a hydrogen bonding network. The dehydration of Ce(SO4)2.4H2O is a two step (I) and one step (II) process, respectively, forming Ce(SO4)2 in both cases. During the decomposition of the anhydrous form, Ce(SO4)2, into the final product CeO2, intermediate xCeO2.yCe(SO4)2 species are formed. - Graphical abstract: The cerium atoms are eight-coordinated in both α-Ce(SO4)2.4H2O (I) and β-Ce(SO4)2.4H2O (II) forming slightly distorted square antiprisms, but the mutual position of the ligands differs, resulting in stereoisomerism. Both structures are built up by layers of Ce(H2O)4(SO4)2 held together by a hydrogen bonding network

  12. Isolation of several metastable phases in Ce-Gd-Zr-O system

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    Cerium based zirconates pyrochlore; Ce2Zr2O7 attracts special attention due to potential catalytic application of CeO2-ZrO2 system in various chemical reactions. The mechanistic studies revealed that oxygen stoichiometry between CeO2 and Ce2O3 plays an important role in Ce2Zr2O7 for oxygen storage and release at relatively lower temperature by fluctuation of oxidation state of cerium. The crystal chemical properties of CeO2-ZrO2 system studied under different redox conditions indicate that the pyrochlore lattice can be maintained by a mild oxygen intercalation. The instability of the stoichiometric CeO2-ZrO2 system with pyrochlore structure imposes a major challenge on the synthetic methods. Several metastable phases have been isolated, for the first time, by adopting various modified reaction parameters

  13. Three-Dimensional Structure of CeO2 Nanocrystals

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    Tan, Joyce Pei Ying; Tan, Hui Ru; Boothroyd, Chris;

    2011-01-01

    Visualization of three-dimensional (3D) structures of materials at the nanometer scale can shed important information on the performance of their applications and provide insight into the growth mechanism of shape-controlled nanomaterials. In this paper, the 3D structures and growth pathway of CeO2...... samples synthesized under different conditions. The homogeneous growth environment in solution with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) molecules led to the formation of regular octahedral CeO2 nanocrystals with small {001} facet truncations. When the PVP surfactant was removed, the aggregation of regular...... truncated octahedral CeO2 particles through a lattice matched interface generated irregular compressed truncated octahedral CeO2 nanoparticles. The formation of this irregular shape is attributed to the lower surface diffusion and slow incorporation of atoms on surfaces by step attachment of the fused...

  14. Thermoelectric Properties of Nanostructured CeAl3

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    Pokharel, Mani; Dahal, Tulashi; Ren, Zhifeng; Opeil, Cyril; Opeil Group Team; Ren Group Team

    2014-03-01

    Past investigations into the heavy fermion compound CeAl3 reveal a complex low-temperature physics resulting from the strong hybridization of localized 4f states with delocalized conduction electrons. This phenomenon gives rise to unusual electronic, thermal, and magnetic properties. We investigate the low-temperature thermoelectric properties of this strongly correlated system for its potential application as a p-type Peltier cooling element. In our work, nanostructured samples of CeAl3 have been prepared using dc hot-press method and evaluated for their thermoelectric properties. Effects of different hot-pressing temperatures on the nanostructure and the thermoelectric properties will be discussed. Our results on CeAl3 will be compared with our previous work on CeCu6. Funding for this work was provided by the DOD, USAF-OSR, MURI Program under Contract FA9550-10-1-0533.

  15. New quantitative total protein S-assay system for diagnosing protein S type II deficiency: clinical application of the screening system for protein S type II deficiency.

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    Tsuda, Tomohide; Jin, Xiuri; Tsuda, Hiroko; Ieko, Masahiro; Morishita, Eriko; Adachi, Tomoko; Hamasaki, Naotaka

    2012-01-01

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) incidence is rising rapidly in Japan with lifestyle westernization and aging. Deficiency of protein S, an important blood coagulation regulator, is a risk factor for VTE. Protein S deficiency prevalence in Asians is approximately 10 times that in Caucasians and that of protein S type II deficiency, associated with the protein S Tokushima mutation (K155E), is quite high in Japan. However, currently available methods for measuring protein S are not precise enough for detection of this deficiency. We developed a novel assay system for precise simultaneous determinations of total protein S activity and total protein S antigen level, using a general-purpose automated analyzer, allowing protein S-specific activity (ratio of total protein S activity to total protein S antigen level) to be calculated. Mean specific activity was 0.99 for samples from healthy individuals but 0.69 or less (mean-3SD) in protein S type II-deficient and warfarin-treated samples, but was 1.0 in an estrogen-treated sample with significantly decreased protein S antigen. Protein S gene analyses in healthy individuals with specific activity 0.69 or less revealed the K155E mutation in all three. These results show our new assay system to be an effective screening tool for protein S type II deficiency. This system can also be used in an automated analyzer, facilitating numerous sample measurements, and is, thus, applicable to regular medical checkups and diagnosing VTE. Such applications would potentially contribute to early detection of protein S type II deficiency, and, thereby, to thrombosis prevention. PMID:22157257

  16. Stochastic theory of nonequilibrium steady states. Part II: Applications in chemical biophysics

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    The mathematical theory of nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) has a natural application in open biochemical systems which have sustained source(s) and sink(s) in terms of a difference in their chemical potentials. After a brief introduction in Section , in Part II of this review, we present the widely studied biochemical enzyme kinetics, the workhorse of biochemical dynamic modeling, in terms of the theory of NESS (Section ). We then show that several phenomena in enzyme kinetics, including a newly discovered activation–inhibition switching (Section ) and the well-known non-Michaelis–Menten-cooperativity (Section ) and kinetic proofreading (Section ), are all consequences of the NESS of driven biochemical systems with associated cycle fluxes. Section is focused on nonlinear and nonequilibrium systems of biochemical reactions. We use the phosphorylation–dephosphorylation cycle (PdPC), one of the most important biochemical signaling networks, as an example (Section ). It starts with a brief introduction of the Delbrück–Gillespie process approach to mesoscopic biochemical kinetics (Sections ). We shall discuss the zeroth-order ultrasensitivity of PdPC in terms of a new concept — the temporal cooperativity (Sections ), as well as PdPC with feedback which leads to biochemical nonlinear bistability (Section ). Also, both are nonequilibrium phenomena. PdPC with a nonlinear feedback is kinetically isomorphic to a self-regulating gene expression network, hence the theory of NESS discussed here could have wide applications to many other biochemical systems.

  17. Dye-sensitized nickel(II)oxide photocathodes for tandem solar cell applications

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    To date, nickel(II) oxide (NiO) is one of the few p-type semiconductors that has successfully been used for the construction of dye-sensitized photocathodes as well as tandem dye-sensitized solar cells. In this study we present a novel fabrication method for the preparation of mesoporous NiO films based on preformed NiO nanopowders. Critical properties such as pore-size distribution, crystallinity, and internal surface area of the resulting NiO films were controlled through the sintering process and optimized for their application as dye-sensitized photocathodes, resulting in a significantly increased photovoltaic performance, compared to earlier studies. A series of different sensitizers and electrolytes was scrutinized for their application in dye-sensitized NiO photocathodes. Despite its limited absorption range the dye coumarin 343 clearly outperforms other sensitizers used in this study. Values for short-circuit current densities of 2.13 mA cm-2 and overall energy conversion efficiencies of 0.033% under simulated sunlight (AM1.5, 1000 W m-2) are the highest values reported in literature so far

  18. Signature splitting in 129Ce

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    LIU Ying; WU Xiao-Guang; ZHU Li-Hua; LI Guang-Sheng; HE Chuang-Ye; LI Xue-Qin; PAN Bo; HAO Xin; LI Li-Hua; WANG Zhi-Min; LI Zhong-Yu; XU Qiang

    2009-01-01

    The high spin states of 129Ce have been populated via heavy-ion fusion evaporation reaction 96Mo (37C1, 1p3n) 129Ce. The γ-γ coincidence and intensity balance used to measure the B(M1; I→I-1)/B(E2; I→I-2) (the probability ratio of the dipole and quadrupole transition) in v7/2[523] rotational band of 129Ce. And the energy splitting (Δe') has been got through the experimental Routhians. The lifetimes and quadrupole moments Qt have been extracted from the lineshape analyses using DSAM. The deformation of the v7/2[523] rotational band of 129Ce was extracted from the Qt and moment of inertia JRR.

  19. High Quantum Efficiency Type II SLS FPAs for Space-Based Applications Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Phase II SBIR proposes to develop high quantum efficiency (QE) and low dark current infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice...

  20. YAP (Ce) as focal plane detectors

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    YAP (Ce) has been known to be one of the commercially available new scintillators that can be used for several applications. It has a good timing response and a very high value for the radiation hardness, compared to other known inorganic scintillators. Several studies have been reported on the properties of the scintillator, viz., light yield, decay time constant, gamma and charged particle response, pulse shape discrimination and timing characteristics. The YAP(Ce) crystals has a very good response to the energetic heavy ions and attempts have been made to employ it as a viable alternative to the Si detectors for the detection of heavy ions. As a part of the experimental facilities, being developed for the upcoming Superconducting cyclotron at VECC, the possibility is being explored for using the YAP(Ce) as an E detector, preceded by a position sensitive MWPCs as αE counterpart, at the focal plane of the proposed superconducting solenoid spectrometer. The selection of Photo Multiplier Tubes (PMT) has been very crucial in such cases in order to have good timing response and energy resolution for energetic heavy ions. The responses have been tested for different bias voltages of the tube and the best values have been reported here

  1. 20 CFR 416.350 - Treating a title II application as an oral inquiry about SSI benefits.

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    2010-04-01

    ... inquiry about SSI benefits. 416.350 Section 416.350 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Written Statement Or Oral Inquiry § 416.350 Treating a title II application as an oral inquiry about SSI... benefits) we will explain the requirements for receiving SSI benefits and give the person a chance to...

  2. Sintering of Multilayered Porous Structures: Part II – Experiments and Model Applications

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    Ni, De Wei; Olevsky, Eugene; Esposito, Vincenzo; Tadesse Molla, Tesfaye; Foghmoes, Søren Preben Vagn; Bjørk, Rasmus; Frandsen, Henrik Lund; Aleksandrova, Elena; Pryds, Nini

    2013-01-01

    Experimental analyses of shrinkage and distortion kinetics during sintering of bilayered porous and dense gadolinium-doped ceria Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95d structures are carried out, and compared with the theoretical models developed in Part I of this work. A novel approach is developed for the determinat......Experimental analyses of shrinkage and distortion kinetics during sintering of bilayered porous and dense gadolinium-doped ceria Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95d structures are carried out, and compared with the theoretical models developed in Part I of this work. A novel approach is developed for the......, the layers’ relative sintering intensity, and the shear viscosities ratio of the layer fully dense materials. These optical dilatometry measurements are conducted simultaneously for each individual layer and for a symmetric trilayered porous structure based on the two layers utilized in the bilayered...

  3. Phase transitions in n=4 type II antiferromagnets

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    The Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson (LGW) Hamiltonian associated with n=4 type II fcc antiferromagnets is discussed. It is shown that the model is expected to exhibit a first order transition in d=3 dimensions. Recent experimental results on CeS, CeSe and CeTe are discussed. (author)

  4. Microwave-assisted synthesis of II-VI semiconductor micro-and nanoparticles towards sensor applications

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    Majithia, Ravish Yogesh

    Engineering particles at the nanoscale demands a high degree of control over process parameters during synthesis. For nanocrystal synthesis, solution-based techniques typically include application of external convective heat. This process often leads to slow heating and allows decomposition of reagents or products over time. Microwave-assisted heating provides faster, localized heating at the molecular level with near instantaneous control over reaction parameters. In this work, microwave-assisted heating has been applied for the synthesis of II-VI semiconductor nanocrystals namely, ZnO nanopods and CdX (X = Se, Te) quantum dots (QDs). Based on factors such as size, surface functionality and charge, optical properties of such nanomaterials can be tuned for application as sensors. ZnO is a direct bandgap semiconductor (3.37 eV) with a large exciton binding energy (60 meV) leading to photoluminescence (PL) at room temperature. A microwave-assisted hydrothermal approach allows the use of sub-5 nm ZnO zero-dimensional nanoparticles as seeds for generation of multi-legged quasi one-dimensional nanopods via heterogeneous nucleation. ZnO nanopods, having individual leg diameters of 13-15 nm and growing along the [0001] direction, can be synthesized in as little as 20 minutes. ZnO nanopods exhibit a broad defect-related PL spanning the visible range with a peak at ~615 nm. Optical sensing based on changes in intensity of the defect PL in response to external environment (e.g., humidity) is demonstrated in this work. Microwave-assisted synthesis was also used for organometallic synthesis of CdX(ZnS) (X = Se, Te) core(shell) QDs. Optical emission of these QDs can be altered based on their size and can be tailored to specific wavelengths. Further, QDs were incorporated in Enhanced Green-Fluorescent Protein -- Ultrabithorax (EGFP-Ubx) fusion protein for the generation of macroscale composite protein fibers via hierarchal self-assembly. Variations in EGFP- Ubx˙QD composite

  5. Technical Information on the Carbonation of the EBR-II Reactor, Summary Report Part 1: Laboratory Experiments and Application to EBR-II Secondary Sodium System

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    2005-04-01

    Residual sodium is defined as sodium metal that remains behind in pipes, vessels, and tanks after the bulk sodium metal has been melted and drained from such components. The residual sodium has the same chemical properties as bulk sodium, and differs from bulk sodium only in the thickness of the sodium deposit. Typically, sodium is considered residual when the thickness of the deposit is less than 5-6 cm. This residual sodium must be removed or deactivated when a pipe, vessel, system, or entire reactor is permanently taken out of service, in order to make the component or system safer and/or to comply with decommissioning regulations. As an alternative to the established residual sodium deactivation techniques (steam-and-nitrogen, wet vapor nitrogen, etc.), a technique involving the use of moisture and carbon dioxide has been developed. With this technique, sodium metal is converted into sodium bicarbonate by reacting it with humid carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is emitted as a by-product. This technique was first developed in the laboratory by exposing sodium samples to humidified carbon dioxide under controlled conditions, and then demonstrated on a larger scale by treating residual sodium within the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II) secondary cooling system, followed by the primary cooling system, respectively. The EBR-II facility is located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in southeastern Idaho, U.S.A. This report is Part 1 of a two-part report. It is divided into three sections. The first section describes the chemistry of carbon dioxide-water-sodium reactions. The second section covers the laboratory experiments that were conducted in order to develop the residual sodium deactivation process. The third section discusses the application of the deactivation process to the treatment of residual sodium within the EBR-II secondary sodium cooling system. Part 2 of the report, under separate cover, describes the application of the technique to residual sodium

  6. Introduction of LL-IV Distributed Hydrological Model and Applications in DMIP-II

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    Li, L.; Zhang, H.; Yang, M.; Nicholson, A.

    2011-12-01

    Watershed hydrological models are an important tool for understanding hydrological processes on the earth, and they have been developed from empirical models to stochastic models, to lumped conceptual models, and finally to distributed conceptual models. Among them, the distributed hydrological model with physical bases is a great milestone in the development of hydrological models. The Hydrology Laboratory of the US National Weather Service paid high attention to the applications of distributed hydrological models. This department has proposed the Distributed Model Intercomparison Projects (DMIP-I and DMIP-II) since 2001, which made a major contribution to the development of distributed hydrological models. This paper introduces the development of the LL (Lan Li) distributed hydrological model, which produced satisfactory results in both DMIP-I and DIMP-II. LL-IV is the latest version of the LL distributed hydrological model and its basic equations and structures are detailed in this paper. LL-IV, for the first time, derives convection-diffusion equations for the interflow (in both saturated and unsaturated conditions) and underground flow. In addition, this model describes soil humidity, evaporation from soil, infiltration, overland flow, stream flow etc. by convection-diffusion equations. The advantages of using convection-diffusion equations in LL-IV to represent water cycle process for either the vertical change in a single grid or water interchange between grids are as follows: (1) Convection-diffusion equations require fewer variables compared with St. Venant equations. Whole and continuous data of the velocity and water stage, for example, are not usually available for most watersheds, which limits the application of distributed hydrological model. For LL-IV, however, these data are not always necessary when simulating. (2) LL-IV improves computational efficiency and requires less memory space by using convection-diffusion equations which focus mainly on

  7. CeO2 nanoparticles for high performance supercapacitor electrode

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    Cerium Oxide plays a vital role in rising technologies for energy-related applications. In this study, CeO2 nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized by microwave irradiation method and its capacitance performance is further investigated. Prepared nanoparticles were analysed by X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). X-ray diffraction analysis confirms that CeO2 Nanoparticles in cubic phase and the grain size was calculated to be 15 nm using Debye-Scherrer formula. The FTIR spectrum of the CeO2 exhibits the stretching vibration of Ce-O at about 601 cm-1. The SEM analysis shows the irregular spherical morphology with some of the particles agglomerated. Electrochemical characterization of the sample was performed using a standard three electrode cell configuration. Cyclic Voltammogram (CV) and galvanostatic (GV) charge-discharge measurements demonstrated that the CeO2 electrode exhibited superior capacitive properties in 1 M Na2SO4 aqueous solution within the potential range -0.2V to 1.5V The discharge curves are linear in the total range of potential with constant slopes at a constant current of 0.9 A/g showing perfect capacitive behavior. These findings can open up new opportunities for CeO2 nanoparticles in constructing the high-performance electrochemical supercapacitors as well as other energy storage devices. (author)

  8. Dust grains in a hot gas. I - Basic physics. II - Astrophysical applications

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    Burke, J. R.; Silk, J.

    1974-01-01

    The interaction of graphite grains with a hot gas is investigated. Detailed computations, based on experimental data and simple theoretical models are presented of the energy transfer by gas particle collisions and of the sputtering rates and grain lifetimes, as functions of gas temperature and grain radius. The electric charge on the grains is calculated, and the effect of electric forces on mechanical stability is discussed. The rate at which the gas cools by this mechanism is evaluated. The results of the work on gas-grain cooling and sputtering rates are applied to various astrophysical environments where dust and hot gas may coexist. The effect is studied of swept-up interstellar grains on the evolution of young supernova remnants, and the infrared luminosity is computed as a function of the age of the remnant. An interpretation is proposed of far-infrared sources embedded in compact H II regions or dense clouds, in terms of the supernova phenomenon, with specific application to eta Carinae. The question of the existence of dust in intergalactic matter in galaxy clusters is also reexamined.

  9. Applicability of anaerobic nitrate-dependent Fe(II) oxidation to microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR).

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    Zhu, Hongbo; Carlson, Han K; Coates, John D

    2013-08-01

    Microbial processes that produce solid-phase minerals could be judiciously applied to modify rock porosity with subsequent alteration and improvement of floodwater sweep in petroleum reservoirs. However, there has been little investigation of the application of this to enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Here, we investigate a unique approach of altering reservoir petrology through the biogenesis of authigenic rock minerals. This process is mediated by anaerobic chemolithotrophic nitrate-dependent Fe(II)-oxidizing microorganisms that precipitate iron minerals from the metabolism of soluble ferrous iron (Fe(2+)) coupled to the reduction of nitrate. This mineral biogenesis can result in pore restriction and reduced pore throat diameter. Advantageously and unlike biomass plugs, these biominerals are not susceptible to pressure or thermal degradation. Furthermore, they do not require continual substrate addition for maintenance. Our studies demonstrate that the biogenesis of insoluble iron minerals in packed-bed columns results in effective hydrology alteration and homogenization of heterogeneous flowpaths upon stimulated microbial Fe(2+) biooxidation. We also demonstrate almost 100% improvement in oil recovery from hydrocarbon-saturated packed-bed columns as a result of this metabolism. These studies represent a novel departure from traditional microbial EOR approaches and indicate the potential for nitrate-dependent Fe(2+) biooxidation to improve volumetric sweep efficiency and enhance both the quality and quantity of oil recovered. PMID:23799785

  10. Testing the applicability of the k 0-NAA method at the MINT's TRIGA MARK II reactor

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    The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at MINT is using the NAA technique since 1980s and is the only laboratory in Malaysia equipped with a research reactor, namely the TRIGA MARK II. Throughout the years the development of NAA technique has been very encouraging and was made applicable to a wide range of samples. At present, the k 0 method has become the preferred standardization method of NAA (k 0-NAA) due to its multi-elemental analysis capability without using standards. Additionally, the k 0 method describes NAA in physically and mathematically understandable definitions and is very suitable for computer evaluation. Eventually, the k 0-NAA method has been adopted by MINT in 2003, in collaboration with the Nuclear Research Institute (NRI), Vietnam. The reactor neutron parameters (α and f) for the pneumatic transfer system and for the rotary rack at various locations, as well as the detector efficiencies were determined. After calibration of the reactor and the detectors, the implemented k 0 method was validated by analyzing some certified reference materials (including IAEA Soil 7, NIST 1633a, NIST 1632c, NIST 1646a and IAEA 140/TM). The analysis results of the CRMs showed an average u score well below the threshold value of 2 with a precision of better than ±10% for most of the elemental concentrations obtained, validating herewith the introduction of the k 0-NAA method at the MINT

  11. Testing the applicability of the k0-NAA method at the MINT's TRIGA MARK II reactor

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    Siong, Wee Boon; Dung, Ho Manh; Wood, Ab. Khalik; Salim, Nazaratul Ashifa Abd.; Elias, Md. Suhaimi

    2006-08-01

    The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at MINT is using the NAA technique since 1980s and is the only laboratory in Malaysia equipped with a research reactor, namely the TRIGA MARK II. Throughout the years the development of NAA technique has been very encouraging and was made applicable to a wide range of samples. At present, the k0 method has become the preferred standardization method of NAA ( k0-NAA) due to its multi-elemental analysis capability without using standards. Additionally, the k0 method describes NAA in physically and mathematically understandable definitions and is very suitable for computer evaluation. Eventually, the k0-NAA method has been adopted by MINT in 2003, in collaboration with the Nuclear Research Institute (NRI), Vietnam. The reactor neutron parameters ( α and f) for the pneumatic transfer system and for the rotary rack at various locations, as well as the detector efficiencies were determined. After calibration of the reactor and the detectors, the implemented k0 method was validated by analyzing some certified reference materials (including IAEA Soil 7, NIST 1633a, NIST 1632c, NIST 1646a and IAEA 140/TM). The analysis results of the CRMs showed an average u score well below the threshold value of 2 with a precision of better than ±10% for most of the elemental concentrations obtained, validating herewith the introduction of the k0-NAA method at the MINT.

  12. The solid solutions CeRu{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn and CeRh{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn. Applicability of the ICF model to determine intermediate cerium valencies by comparison with XANES data

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    Niehaus, Oliver; Poettgen, Rainer [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie; Abdala, Paula M. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (France). SNBL

    2015-07-01

    Several samples of the solid solutions CeRu{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn and CeRh{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn have been synthesized by arc-melting and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction. Guinier powder patterns prove that the ZrNiAl-type structure is the dominating one, besides the CeRuSn and TiNiSi type structures. The structures of CeRu{sub 0.28}Pd{sub 0.72}Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 751.95(3), c = 418.70(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0274, 332 F{sup 2} values, 14 variables) and CeRh{sub 0.66}Pd{sub 0.34}Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 750.26(3), c = 411.59(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0533, 358 F{sup 2} values, 14 variables) were refined from single crystal diffractometer data. Magnetic measurements in combination with XANES (X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure) clearly proved intermediate cerium valencies for most compounds and revealed the best fitting parameters for those with the ICF model (Interconfiguration fluctuation). The electrical resistivity is also influenced by the substitutions. At low and high valence electron counts (VECs) metallic character is present, while around the VEC of CeRhSn the typical resistivity behavior for valence fluctuating compounds is observed.

  13. Theoretical study of Ru(II), Cu(I) and Fe(II) complexes for dye sensitized solar cells application

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    Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) are promising in terms of efficiency and low cost. In this paper the performance of following metal free dyes that can be used in DSSC denoted as Ru(H2L2)2(SCN)2, Cu(H2L2)2(SCN)2- and Fe(H2L2)2(SCN)2 is analyzed by quantum chemistry methods. Calculated results suggest that the copper-dye is better than iron-dye complex for application in DSSC. (author)

  14. Server Development For NSLS-II Physics Applications And Performance Analysis

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    The beam commissioning software framework of NSLS-II project adopts a client/server based architecture to replace the more traditional monolithic high level application approach. The server software under development is available via an open source sourceforge project named epics-pvdata, which consists of modules pvData, pvAccess, pvIOC, and pvService. Examples of two services that already exist in the pvService module are itemFinder, and gather. Each service uses pvData to store in-memory transient data, pvService to transfer data over the network, and pvIOC as the service engine. The performance benchmarking for pvAccess and both gather service and item finder service are presented in this paper. The performance comparison between pvAccess and Channel Access are presented also. For an ultra low emittance synchrotron radiation light source like NSLS II, the control system requirements, especially for beam control are tight. To control and manipulate the beam effectively, a use case study has been performed to satisfy the requirement and theoretical evaluation has been performed. The analysis shows that model based control is indispensable for beam commissioning and routine operation. However, there are many challenges such as how to re-use a design model for on-line model based control, and how to combine the numerical methods for modeling of a realistic lattice with the analytical techniques for analysis of its properties. To satisfy the requirements and challenges, adequate system architecture for the software framework for beam commissioning and operation is critical. The existing traditional approaches are self-consistent, and monolithic. Some of them have adopted a concept of middle layer to separate low level hardware processing from numerical algorithm computing, physics modelling, data manipulating and plotting, and error handling. However, none of the existing approaches can satisfy the requirement. A new design has been proposed by introducing service

  15. SERVER DEVELOPMENT FOR NSLS-II PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

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    Shen, G.; Kraimer, M.

    2011-03-28

    The beam commissioning software framework of NSLS-II project adopts a client/server based architecture to replace the more traditional monolithic high level application approach. The server software under development is available via an open source sourceforge project named epics-pvdata, which consists of modules pvData, pvAccess, pvIOC, and pvService. Examples of two services that already exist in the pvService module are itemFinder, and gather. Each service uses pvData to store in-memory transient data, pvService to transfer data over the network, and pvIOC as the service engine. The performance benchmarking for pvAccess and both gather service and item finder service are presented in this paper. The performance comparison between pvAccess and Channel Access are presented also. For an ultra low emittance synchrotron radiation light source like NSLS II, the control system requirements, especially for beam control are tight. To control and manipulate the beam effectively, a use case study has been performed to satisfy the requirement and theoretical evaluation has been performed. The analysis shows that model based control is indispensable for beam commissioning and routine operation. However, there are many challenges such as how to re-use a design model for on-line model based control, and how to combine the numerical methods for modeling of a realistic lattice with the analytical techniques for analysis of its properties. To satisfy the requirements and challenges, adequate system architecture for the software framework for beam commissioning and operation is critical. The existing traditional approaches are self-consistent, and monolithic. Some of them have adopted a concept of middle layer to separate low level hardware processing from numerical algorithm computing, physics modelling, data manipulating and plotting, and error handling. However, none of the existing approaches can satisfy the requirement. A new design has been proposed by introducing service

  16. Ultrasensitive detection of pepsinogen I and pepsinogen II by a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay and its preliminary clinical applications

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    Huang Biao [Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214063 (China) and Southern Yangzi University, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214036 (China)]. E-mail: huangbiao78@hotmail.com; Xiao Hualong [Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214063 (China); Zhang Xiangrui [Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214063 (China); Zhu, Lan [Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214063 (China); Liu Haiyan [Jiangsu Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214063 (China); Jin Jian [Southern Yangzi University, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 214036 (China)

    2006-06-30

    .8 {+-} 7.4 for the PG I/PG II ratio. The normal ranges of Serum PG I levels for healthy volunteers were 58.2-266.6 {mu}g L{sup -1}, and those of serum PG II levels were less than 25.3 {mu}g L{sup -1}. The availability of a highly sensitive, reliable, and convenient PG-TRFIA method for quantifying PG will allow investigations into the possible diagnostic value of this analysis in various clinical conditions, including gastric carcinoma, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and gastritis. The sensitivity and reproducibility of the assay were satisfactory for clinical applications.

  17. Lattice dynamics of γ--Ce

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    The phonon and magnetic measurements described in the thesis produced the following significant results concerning the lattice dynamical and magnetic properties of γ-Ce. The phonon spectrum is relatively soft, which is consistent with results obtained for CeSn3. The L [110] and T [111] branches of the dispersion curve are anomalous. The C11 and C44 elastic constants are quite close in value. No discrete magnetic excitations were observed. The magnetic scattering is qualitatively similar to the results from Ce0.74Th0.26, however, GAMMA/sub Ce/ less than GAMMA/sub Ce-Th/. The various lattice dynamical and magnetic similarities among γ-Ce, CeSn3, and Ce0.74Th0.26 are mixed valence compounds. Therefore, a complete theoretical description of the observed properties of Ce and its compounds may provide a basis for understanding a whole class of mixed valence materials

  18. Electrochemical aspects of Ce+3 / Ce system in Flinak

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    The voltammetric electrodeposition of cerium has been studied on three types of substrates - Ag, W and vitreous Carbon with the aim of know the mechanisms of the process. The Flinak - Ce F3 melt was used, with temperature range of 500-850O C. No alkaline metals co deposition was observed. (author)

  19. High efficiency energy transfer in Ce,Tb co-doped silica prepared by sol-gel method

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    Amorphous Ce,Tb co-doped silica (SiO2) was prepared using the sol-gel method with the aim of studying the energy transfer from Ce to Tb ions. It was initially found that adding Ce reduced the Tb emission intensity, implying that energy transfer did not occur. In fact, the Ce single doped sample exhibited very poor emission. Ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance measurements displayed the signature of non-luminescent Ce4+ rather than Ce3+ ions. We therefore annealed the samples in a reducing atmosphere of 4% hydrogen in argon gas at 1000 °C. The reduced Ce single doped samples exhibited bright luminescence and the diffuse reflectance measurements now showed the characteristic of Ce3+ ions. The reduced Ce,Tb co-doped samples excited at the Ce absorption wavelength gave characteristic Tb emission (with negligible Ce emission), indicating that very efficient energy transfer from Ce to Tb was achieved. For samples containing 1 mol% Tb, the maximum luminescence was found when co-doping with 0.5 mol% Ce. Using such co-doped silica samples exhibiting energy transfer, it is possible to obtain effective luminescence from the Tb3+ ions via excitation of Ce3+ ions at 325 nm, instead of exciting the Tb3+ ions directly which requires a shorter wavelength of about 227 nm. - Highlights: ► Vast improvement in energy transfer from Ce to Tb in sol-gel silica. ► Tb doped silica effectively excited at 325 nm instead of 227 nm after Ce co-doping. ► Improved annealing process for sol-gel silica with Ce for luminescence applications.

  20. 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.

  1. Application of Tin(II) Chloride Catalyst for High FFA Jatropha Oil Esterification in Continuous Reactive Distillation Column

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    Ratna Dewi Kusumaningtyas; Imam Novrizal Aji; Hadiyanto Hadiyanto; Arief Budiman

    2016-01-01

    The application of heterogeneous solid acid catalysts in biodiesel production has become popular and gained significant attention over the last few years. It is since these types of catalysts hold the benefits in terms of easy separation from the product, reusability of the catalyst, high selectivity of the reaction. They are also considered sustainable and powerful particularly in organic synthesis. This work studied the use of tin(II) chloride as solid Lewis acid catalyst to promote the est...

  2. Characterization of the structure features of CeZrO2 and Ni/CeZrO2 catalysts for tar gasification with steam

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    A. Krztoń

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this study was to find out how CeZrO2 and Ni/CeZrO2 structures change after the steam reforming of toluene.Design/methodology/approach: Nickel oxide supported on CeZrO2 (Ni/CeZrO2 with nickel loading of 10 wt. % was prepared by incipient wetness impregnation using an aqueous solution of nickel nitrate. Structure, morphology and chemical composition changes after the steam reforming of toluene were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS and by X-ray diffraction (XRD measurements. Additionally, spent Ni/CeZrO2 was regenerated in O2 while the fresh Ni/CeZrO2 was subjected to two kinds of reduction: (i in hydrogen, in order to reduce NiO to Ni and (ii in toluene, in order to find if the reduction of NiO to Ni by C7H8 is followed by carbon deposition on metallic nickel.Findings: XRD results revealed the formation of a CeO2-ZrO2 solid solution with a cubic symmetry. Ni/CeZrO2 preparation results in the increase of crystallites in comparison to the size of the commercial CeZrO2. Reduction from NiO (200 to Ni (111 in samples reduced under hydrogen and toluene was confirmed while morphology of Ni/CeZrO2 remained unchanged. Ni/CeZrO2 reduced under toluene include large amount of carbon, deposited by decomposition of the hydrocarbon. Steam reforming of toluene not influence on morphology of investigated materials. Energy dispersive spectroscopy indicated larger amount of carbon residuals in sample after test in comparison to fresh Ni/CeZrO2. After regeneration in O2 carbon residuals were successfully removed.Practical implications: Nickel catalysts supported on ceria-zirconia can be efficiently applied in reforming reactions.Originality/value: CeZrO2 and Ni/CeZrO2 was selected as a model compound of tar from biomass gasification.

  3. Electroless ternary NiCeP coatings: Preparation and characterisation

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    Highlights: ► Rare earth element (Ce) has been successfully codeposited in NiP matrix. ► Surface analysis carried out by XPS showed that the Ce is present in +3 and +4 oxidation state. ► Palladium stability test indicated that the Ce salts in electroless nickel bath has reduced the stability. ► Cerium codeposition in NiP matrix has increased the microhardness both in as-plated and annealed conditions. ► Higher thermal stability has been obtained by Ce incorporation. - Abstract: Electroless ternary NiCeP deposits were prepared from alkaline citrate bath containing nickel sulphate, cerium chloride and sodium hypophosphite. Concentration of rare earth cerium was varied from 1 to 2 g/L to obtain ternary deposits containing variable Ce and P contents. The influence of cerium on the deposit properties was analysed. The deposit exhibited a maximum cerium content of 6.2 ± 0.1 wt.% when the cerium chloride concentration was 2 g/L. The result of the Pd stability test showed that the stability of the bath was reduced due to Ce salt addition. The microhardness measurements made on both as-plated and heat treated samples exhibited a peak hardness of 1006 ± 11 VHN for cerium concentration of 1.5 g/L. The concept of kinetic strength analysis was proved to be applicable only for binary and not for ternary alloys due to multistep deposition mechanism with different kinetic energies. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of as-plated and heat treated samples revealed peaks corresponding to Ni (1 1 1) and nickel phosphide (Ni3P). Higher amount of Ce incorporation in NiP matrix increased the crystallisation temperature of the deposit which could be due to the suppression of nickel crystallisation prior to Ni3P compound formation and thus increasing the activation energy for the formation of stable phases. Surface compositional analysis using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) carried out on as-plated NiCeP-2 deposit showed a prominent peak of P existing in +1 oxidation

  4. Electroless ternary NiCeP coatings: Preparation and characterisation

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    Balaraju, J.N., E-mail: jnbalraj@nal.res.in [Surface Engineering Division, CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories, Post Bag No. 1779 Bangalore 560017, Karnataka (India); Chembath, Manju [Surface Engineering Division, CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories, Post Bag No. 1779 Bangalore 560017, Karnataka (India)

    2012-10-01

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Rare earth element (Ce) has been successfully codeposited in NiP matrix. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Surface analysis carried out by XPS showed that the Ce is present in +3 and +4 oxidation state. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Palladium stability test indicated that the Ce salts in electroless nickel bath has reduced the stability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cerium codeposition in NiP matrix has increased the microhardness both in as-plated and annealed conditions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Higher thermal stability has been obtained by Ce incorporation. - Abstract: Electroless ternary NiCeP deposits were prepared from alkaline citrate bath containing nickel sulphate, cerium chloride and sodium hypophosphite. Concentration of rare earth cerium was varied from 1 to 2 g/L to obtain ternary deposits containing variable Ce and P contents. The influence of cerium on the deposit properties was analysed. The deposit exhibited a maximum cerium content of 6.2 {+-} 0.1 wt.% when the cerium chloride concentration was 2 g/L. The result of the Pd stability test showed that the stability of the bath was reduced due to Ce salt addition. The microhardness measurements made on both as-plated and heat treated samples exhibited a peak hardness of 1006 {+-} 11 VHN for cerium concentration of 1.5 g/L. The concept of kinetic strength analysis was proved to be applicable only for binary and not for ternary alloys due to multistep deposition mechanism with different kinetic energies. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of as-plated and heat treated samples revealed peaks corresponding to Ni (1 1 1) and nickel phosphide (Ni{sub 3}P). Higher amount of Ce incorporation in NiP matrix increased the crystallisation temperature of the deposit which could be due to the suppression of nickel crystallisation prior to Ni{sub 3}P compound formation and thus increasing the activation energy for the formation of stable phases. Surface compositional analysis

  5. Large Format LW Type-II SLS FPAs for Space Applications Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Phase I SBIR proposes to develop high performance (low dark current, high quantum efficiency, and low NEdT) infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II...

  6. High Quantum Efficiency Type II SLS FPAs for Space-Based Applications Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Phase I SBIR proposes to develop high quantum efficiency (QE) and low dark current infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice...

  7. Application and Extension of the Thruput II Optimization Model for Airlift Mobility

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    Rosenthal, Richard E.; Baker, Steven F.; Weng, Lim Teo; Fuller, David F.; Goggins, David; Toy, Ayhan O.; Turker, Yasin

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    THRUPUT II is a linear programming model developed at the Naval Postgraduate School for the U.S. Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency (AFSAA) to help improve the efficiency of the airlift mobility system. It determines the maximum on-time throughput of cargo and passengers that can be transported with a given aircraft fleet over a given network, subject to appropriate physical and policy constraints. THRUPUT II was used in the analysis provided by AFSAA to th...

  8. Synthesis, characterization and analytical applications of Ni(II)-ion imprinted polymer

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    Singh, D. K.; Mishra, Shraddha

    2010-10-01

    Ion recognition-based separation techniques have received much attention because of their high selectivity for target ions. In this study, we have prepared a novel ion imprinted polymer (IIP) to remove nickel ions with high selectivity. The imprinted polymer was prepared by copolymerization of 2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate (HEMA) with nickel vinylbenzoate complex in the presence of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as a crosslinker. The polymerization was carried out in bulk with free radical initiation using 2-methoxy ethanol as a solvent and porogen. The adsorbed nickel was completely eluted with 15 mL of 1 M HCl. Control polymer was also prepared by similar experimental conditions without using imprint ion. The above synthesized polymers were characterized by surface area measurements, FT-IR, microanalysis and SEM analysis. The adsorption capacity of IIP and CP was found to be 1.51 and 0.65 mmol g -1, respectively. The optimal pH for quantitative enrichment was 6.5. Nature of eluent, eluent concentration and eluent volume were also studied. The relative selectivity factor ( αr) values of Ni(II)/Zn(II), Ni(II)/Cu(II) and Ni(II)/Co(II) were 78.6, 111.1 and 91.6, respectively. Five replicate determinations of 30 μg L -1 of Ni(II) gave a mean absorbance of 0.067 with a relative standard deviation of 1.06%. The lowest concentration determined by GTA-AAS below which the recovery becomes non-quantitative is 6 μg L -1. IIP was tested for removal of Ni(II) from sea water sample.

  9. Application of Synergistic Solvent Extraction by Formation of Ternary Complex for Determination of Trace Zn(II) in Water Samples

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    The application of a synergistic solvent extraction by the formation of ternary complex with pyrocatechol violet (PV) and benzalkonium chloride (BC) was studied for determination of trace Zn(II) in water samples. The pH of sample solution and the amount of PV and BC added were optimized for the formation of the stable complex, a proper solvent was selected for the effective extraction, and the concentration of nitric acid was fixed for the back extraction of the complex from the solvent. After the ionic strength of 100 mL sample solution was adjusted to 0.1 M by adding NaCl and the pH was fixed at 9 with a carbonate buffer, 1.0 mL of 2% PV solution was added to form Zn(II)-PV complex then the Zn(II)-PV/BC ternary complex was made by adding 1.0 mL of 10% BC solution. The ternary complex was extracted into 10 mL of MIBK. And the ternary complex was backextracted with 10 mL of 1.0 mol/L nitric acid to determine Zn(II) by a flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer (flame-AAS). The interference of concomitant ions on the extraction of Zn(II) was investigated. This procedure was applied to the analysis of three real samples such as Dalbang-dam water, laboratory tap water and Jungnajin seawater. The recoveries of Zn(II) in spiked samples were 86.58-104.1%

  10. Response of CeRh2Si2 to pressure

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    Under atmospheric pressure, CeRh2Si2 orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 35 K, with magnetic entropy S = R ell n2 associated with the ordered groundstate. Application of modest pressure (∼9 kbar) to CeRh2Si2 suppresses TN to near zero Kelvin, increases its Sommerfeld coefficient of specific heat by nearly a factor of 3.5 and induces some form of superconductivity below 400 mK that is depressed by a magnetic field at a rate of -80 mK/kG

  11. M(II) transfer across a liquid-liquid microinterface facilitated by a complex formation with 8-Hydroxyquinoline: Application to quantification of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Zn(II) alone or in mixture in effluents

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    Highlights: • Study of assisted transfer of lead ions by 8-HQ at water/1,2-DCE for the first time. • Formation of a monocharged specie in good agreement with the solution chemistry. • Possible quantification by cyclic and square wave voltammetry measurements. • Quantification of Pb(II) ions until 0.2 ppm lower than the limit fixed in industrial effluents. • Highlighting of the interesting overall quantification of heavy metals: Lead, Cadmium and Zinc. - Abstract: For the first time, the assisted transfer of Pb(II) across a water/1,2-Dichloroethane (DCE) microinterface was investigated in the presence of 8-Hydroxyquinoline (named also oxine or 8-HQ) in the organic phase. A monocharged complex was formed in the aqueous phase and then transferred in the organic phase. A good relationship was obtained between currents and Pb(II) concentrations in the 10−4 to 5 10−3 M range and 10−5 to 6 10−5 M range using cyclic voltammetry and square wave voltammetry respectively. In presence of other heavy metals such as Cd(II) and Zn(II), only one electrochemical process is observed regardless of the mixture. Moreover, stationary currents increase in direct linear relation with the sum of M(II) concentrations added in water, allowing an overall detection of heavy metals. This result indicates that this method can be very interesting for monitoring all toxic metals in effluents. The limit of detection was found equal to 0.2 ppm for lead. This value allows us to reach levels significant for industrial effluents, in comparison to the limits fixed by the French ministry of ecology for lead, cadmium and zinc to 0.5 ppm, 0.2 ppm and 2.0 ppm respectively. This study highlights the real interest of devices based on a liquid-liquid microinterface

  12. Effect of CeO2 coupling on the structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of ZnO nanoparticle

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    Sherly, E. D.; Vijaya, J. Judith; Kennedy, L. John

    2015-11-01

    This research work presents the microwave assisted combustion synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic applications of ZnO-CeO2 coupled nano metal oxide. ZnO, CeO2 and the coupled oxides ZnCe, Zn2Ce and ZnCe2 with ZnO and CeO2 in the molar ratio 1:1, 2:1 and 1:2 respectively were fabricated by microwave assisted metal nitrate-urea solution combustion synthesis, without using any organic solvent or surfactant. As-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence spectroscopy(PL). The experiments of photocatalytic activity indicate that Zn2Ce nanoparticles exhibit excellent photocatalytic performance in the degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP). 95% of 2,4-DCP molecules were decomposed by Zn2Ce in 240 min. The better photocatalytic degradation ability of Zn2Ce compared to ZnCe, ZnCe2 or single component ZnO and CeO2 nanoparticles is attributed to the improved separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs.

  13. Facile sonochemical synthesis and morphology control of CePO{sub 4} nanostructures via an oriented attachment mechanism: Application as luminescent probe for selective sensing of Pb{sup 2+} ion in aqueous solution

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    Shiralizadeh Dezfuli, Amin [Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ganjali, Mohammad Reza, E-mail: ganjali@khayam.ut.ac.ir [Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Biosensor Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular–Cellular Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Norouzi, Parviz [Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Biosensor Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular–Cellular Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-09-01

    CePO{sub 4} nanostructures with hexagonal phase were controllably synthesized using Ce(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} reaction with NH{sub 4}H{sub 2}PO{sub 4} through a sonochemical method by simply varying the reaction conditions. By adding ethanol and polyethylene glycol (PEG), coral-reef nanostructures (CRNs) were synthesized and controlling over pH caused to nanorods/nanowires. Oriented attachment (OA) is proposed as dominant mechanism on the growth of nanostructures which is in competition with Ostwald ripening (OR). The crystal structure and morphology of the nanostructures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), respectively. The luminescent properties of CePO{sub 4} with different morphologies have been studied. Among the nanostructures, nanoparticles with the highest intensity of fluorescent have been used as luminescent probe for selective sensing of Pb{sup 2+} ion in aqueous solution. - Highlights: • Facile sonochemical method has been used for synthesis of CePO{sub 4} nanostructures. • Coral-reef as a new morphology of nanostructures is introduced. • CePO{sub 4} NPs have been used as luminescent probe for selective sensing of Pb{sup 2+} ion.

  14. Pulsed laser deposition of high critical current density YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x}/CeO{sub 2}/Ni-W architecture for coated conductors applications

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    Varesi, E [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Celentano, G [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Petrisor, T [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Boffa, V [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Ciontea, L [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Galluzzi, V [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Gambardella, U [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Mancini, A [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Rufoloni, A [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Vannozzi, A [ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy)

    2003-04-01

    Epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} (YBCO) films with critical current densities exceeding 1 MA cm{sup -2} (at 77 K in self magnetic field) were epitaxially grown on biaxially textured Ni 5 at% W (Ni-W) substrate using only a CeO{sub 2} buffer layer. Both YBCO and CeO{sub 2} films were deposited in situ by pulsed laser ablation. The oxidation behaviour of the Ni-W substrate enables the epitaxial growth of a CeO{sub 2} oxide buffer layer without using the forming gas (Ar 4%H{sub 2}). SEM investigations of YBCO and CeO{sub 2} films reveal a dense microstructure without cracks or porosity. X-ray pole figures show a cube-on-cube epitaxy with a [100]YBCO//[110]CeO{sub 2}//[100]Ni-W epitaxial relationship. The YBCO superconducting film has a good out-of-plane and in-plane texture with a full-width-half-maximum of 5.8 deg. and 6.6 deg., respectively. No severe degradation of J{sub C} with film thickness, up to 1 {mu}m thick films, was observed. The use of a single buffer layer on Ni-W substrates represents an important simplification in the scaling-up for long tape fabrication.

  15. A study of the Fe(III)/Fe(II)-triethanolamine complex redox couple for redox flow battery application

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    The electrochemical behavior of the Fe(III)/Fe(II)-triethanolamine(TEA) complex redox couple in alkaline medium and influence of the concentration of TEA were investigated. A change of the concentration of TEA mainly produces the following two results. (1) With an increase of the concentration of TEA, the solubility of the Fe(III)-TEA can be increased to 0.6 M, and the solubility of the Fe(II)-TEA is up to 0.4 M. (2) In high concentration of TEA with the ratio of TEA to NaOH ranging from 1 to 6, side reaction peaks on the cathodic main reaction of the Fe(III)-TEA complex at low scan rate can be minimized. The electrode process of Fe(III)-TEA/Fe(II)-TEA is electrochemically reversible with higher reaction rate constant than the uncomplexed species. Constant current charge-discharge shows that applying anodic active materials of relatively high concentrations facilitates the improvement of cell performance. The open-circuit voltage of the Fe-TEA/Br2 cell with the Fe(III)-TEA of 0.4 M, after full charging, is nearly 2.0 V and is about 32% higher than that of the all-vanadium batteries, together with the energy efficiency of approximately 70%. The preliminary exploration shows that the Fe(III)-TEA/Fe(II)-TEA couple is electrochemically promising as negative redox couple for redox flow battery (RFB) application

  16. An Update on NiCE Support for BISON

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    McCaskey, Alex [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Billings, Jay Jay [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Deyton, Jordan H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Wojtowicz, Anna [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-09-01

    The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation program (NEAMS) from the Department of Energy s Office of Nuclear Energy has funded the development of a modeling and simulation workflow environment to support the various codes in its nuclear energy scientific computing toolkit. This NEAMS Integrated Computational Environment (NiCE) provides extensible tools and services that enable efficient code execution, input generation, pre-processing visualizations, and post-simulation data analysis and visualization for a large portion of the NEAMS Toolkit. A strong focus for the NiCE development team throughout FY 2015 has been support for the Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) and the NEAMS nuclear fuel performance modeling application built on that environment, BISON. There is a strong desire in the program to enable and facilitate the use of BISON throughout nuclear energy research and industry. A primary result of this desire is the need for strong support for BISON in NiCE. This report will detail improvements to NiCE support for BISON. We will present a new and improved interface for interacting with BISON simulations in a variety of ways: (1) improved input model generation, (2) embedded mesh and solution data visualizations, and (3) local and remote BISON simulation launch. We will also show how NiCE has been extended to provide support for BISON code development.

  17. Application of Response Surface Methodology (RSM for Optimizing Production Condition for Removal of Pb (II and Cu (II Onto Kenaf Production Condition for Removal of Pb (II and Cu (II Onto Kenaf

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to find out the feasibility of preparing kenaf fiber based carbon for removal of divalent cations of Pb (II and Cu (II from waste water. Activated carbon was prepared by using physiochemical activation method which involves two step of potassium hydroxide impregnation (KOH with carbon dioxide activation of the semi carbonized char. The effects of three preparation variables; temperature (500-700ºC, time (1-3 h and Impregnation Ratio (IR by using KOH (1-3 on the removal percentage of Pb (II and Cu (II ions were investigated by using Design of Experiment (DOE. Quadratic models were developed to correlate activated carbon preparation variables from kenaf fibers with the two responses by applying Central Composite Design (CCD. Experimental data were analysed by using analysis of variance (ANOVA and the most influential factor on each experimental design response was identified. Process optimization was done by validating both the model to obtain maximum removal efficiency with possible maximum yield of activated carbon.

  18. An exploratory study of proficient undergraduate Chemistry II students' application of Lewis's model

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    Lewis, Sumudu R.

    This exploratory study was based on the assumption that proficiency in chemistry must not be determined exclusively on students' declarative and procedural knowledge, but it should be also described as the ability to use variety of reasoning strategies that enrich and diversify procedural methods. The study furthermore assumed that the ability to describe the structure of a molecule using Lewis's model and use it to predict its geometry as well as some of its properties is indicative of proficiency in the essential concepts of covalent bonding and molecule structure. The study therefore inquired into the reasoning methods and procedural techniques of proficient undergraduate Chemistry II students when solving problems, which require them to use Lewis's model. The research design included an original survey, designed by the researcher for this study, and two types of interviews, with students and course instructors. The purpose of the survey was two-fold. First and foremost, the survey provided a base for the student interview selection, and second it served as the foundation for the inquiry into the strategies the student use when solving survey problems. Twenty two students were interviewed over the course of the study. The interview with six instructors allowed to identify expected prior knowledge and skills, which the students should have acquired upon completion of the Chemistry I course. The data, including videos, audios, and photographs of the artifacts produced by students during the interviews, were organized and analyzed manually and using QSR NVivo 10. The research found and described the differences between proficient and non-proficient students' reasoning and procedural strategies when using Lewis's model to describe the structure of a molecule. One of the findings clearly showed that the proficient students used a variety of cues to reason, whereas other students used one memorized cue, or an algorithm, which often led to incorrect representations in

  19. Glutaraldehyde Cross-Linked Chitosan Nanofibers: Preparation, Characterization and Application in Adsorption of Cu (II).

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    Cao, Jianhua; Li, Dongzho; Liang, Weihua; Wang, Yakun; Wul, Dayong

    2016-03-01

    Chitosan nanofibers were prepared via electrospinning and cross-linked by a treatment with glutaraldehyde (GA) in order to obtain insoluble adsorbents in aqueous acidic and basic solutions. Then, the prepared nanofiber was investigated for its adsorption of Cu (II) in aqueous solution. The effects of the viscosity, conductivity of chitosan-TFA spinning solution and the properties of the nanofibers related to the molecular weight of chitosan were studied. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) images demonstrated a smooth and inter-connected morphology comprising fibers with diameters between 70 nm and 350 nm. An amount of 72 mg/g of Cu (II) adsorption was achieved and its mechanism was elucidated. After removing the adsorbed Cu (II), the cross-linked chitosan nanofibers were regenerated and could be reused. PMID:27455735

  20. Homoleptic Ce(III) and Ce(IV) Nitroxide Complexes: Significant Stabilization of the 4+ Oxidation State

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    Bogart, Justin A.; Lewis, Andrew J.; Medling, Scott A.; Piro, Nicholas A.; Carroll, Patrick J.; Booth, Corwin H.; Schelter, Eric J.

    2014-06-25

    Electrochemical experiments performed on the complex Ce-IV[2-((BuNO)-Bu-t)py](4), where [2-((BuNO)-Bu-t)py](-) = N-tert-butyl-N-2-pyridylnitroxide, indicate a 2.51 V stabilization of the 4+ oxidation state of Ce compared to [(Bu4N)-Bu-n](2)[Ce(NO3)(6)] in acetonitrile and a 2.95 V stabilization compared to the standard potential for the ion under aqueous conditions. Density functional theory calculations suggest that this preference for the higher oxidation state is a result of the tetrakis(nitroxide) ligand framework at the Ce cation, which allows for effective electron donation into, and partial covalent overlap with, vacant 4f orbitals with delta symmetry. The results speak to the behavior of CeO2 and related solid solutions in oxygen uptake and transport applications, in particular an inherent local character of bonding that stabilizes the 4+ oxidation state. The results indicate a cerium(IV) complex that has been stabilized to an unprecedented degree through tuning of its ligand-field environment.

  1. Effect of Ce addition on the mechanical and electrochemical properties of a lithium battery shell alloy

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    Zhang, Junchao [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Ding, Dongyan, E-mail: dyding@sjtu.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Xu, Xinglong [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Gao, Yongjin; Chen, Guozhen; Chen, Weigao; You, Xiaohua [Huafon NLM Al Co., Ltd, Shanghai 201506 (China); Huang, Yuanwei; Tang, Jinsong [Shanghai Huafon Materials Technology Institute, Shanghai 201203 (China)

    2014-12-25

    Highlights: • Fabrication of Ce-free and Ce-containing Al–Cu–Mn–Fe–Mg alloy. • TEM, tensile and electrochemical characterization of the alloys. • Ce element greatly affects the precipitation of the alloy. • Ce element had great impact on the tensile strength and corrosion potential of the alloys. - Abstract: Due to severe application environment lithium battery shell of new-energy automotives requires increasing demands for using high performance aluminum alloys. In the present work, effect of Ce addition on the microstructure, tensile and electrochemical properties of an Al–Cu–Mn–Mg–Fe alloy were investigated through using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile tests and electrochemical tests. The experimental results indicated that the addition of Ce element could promote the precipitation of second phases. With addition of 0.36% Ce, high melting point Al{sub 8}Cu{sub 4}Ce phase and many Al{sub 20}Cu{sub 2}Mn{sub 3} particles could be found. In addition, the precipitation of conventionally dominant phase of Al{sub 2}Cu could be suppressed in alloy. The Ce addition was found to result in enhanced tensile strength and improved corrosion resistance.

  2. Effect of Ce addition on the mechanical and electrochemical properties of a lithium battery shell alloy

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    Highlights: • Fabrication of Ce-free and Ce-containing Al–Cu–Mn–Fe–Mg alloy. • TEM, tensile and electrochemical characterization of the alloys. • Ce element greatly affects the precipitation of the alloy. • Ce element had great impact on the tensile strength and corrosion potential of the alloys. - Abstract: Due to severe application environment lithium battery shell of new-energy automotives requires increasing demands for using high performance aluminum alloys. In the present work, effect of Ce addition on the microstructure, tensile and electrochemical properties of an Al–Cu–Mn–Mg–Fe alloy were investigated through using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile tests and electrochemical tests. The experimental results indicated that the addition of Ce element could promote the precipitation of second phases. With addition of 0.36% Ce, high melting point Al8Cu4Ce phase and many Al20Cu2Mn3 particles could be found. In addition, the precipitation of conventionally dominant phase of Al2Cu could be suppressed in alloy. The Ce addition was found to result in enhanced tensile strength and improved corrosion resistance

  3. Collective excitations in 132Ce

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    The structure of normally deformed states (β2∼0.2) in 132Ce has been investigated using EUROGAM2. Eight ΔI=2 bands and three ΔI=1 bands have been identified up to spin 40. The results are interpreted with the aid of Woods-Saxon cranking calculations which suggest a variety of triaxial shapes stabilized by specific active quasiparticle orbitals. (authors)

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  17. Topmetal-II-: a direct charge sensor for high energy physics and imaging applications

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    Gao, C.; Huang, G.; Sun, X.

    2016-01-01

    Topmetal-II-, a direct charge sensor, was manufactured in an XFAB 350 nm CMOS process. The Topmetal-II- sensor features a 72 × 72 pixel array with an 83 μm pixel pitch which collects and measures charge directly from the surrounding media. We introduce the implementation of the circuitry in the sensor including an analogue readout channel and a column based digital readout channel. The analogue readout channel allows the access to the full waveform from each pixel through a time-shared multiplexing. The digital readout channel records hits identified by an individually settable threshold in each pixel. Some simulation and preliminary test results are also discussed.

  18. EDB-II validated, key fission product yields for fast reactor application

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    Relative fission yields were measured for three different locations in the row 4 ''Test Region'' of the EBR-II reactor. Correlation of the relative fission yields to the measured average energy (anti E) and the measured 137Cs 238U/235U spectral indices have been made. The measured relative fission yields for selected fission products from 235U, 238U, 239Pu and 237Np have been compared with those values reported by the Interlaboratory Reaction Rate (ILRR) program, EBR-II fast reactor yields from destructive analysis and summation, and the March 1977 version of ENDF/B-V

  19. Color tunability in green, red and infra-red upconversion emission in Tm{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+}/Ho{sup 3+} co-doped CeO{sub 2} with potential application for improvement of efficiency in solar cells

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    Carvalho, Luiz G.A.; Rocha, Leonardo A.; Buarque, Juliana M.M. [Laboratório de Materiais Inorgânicos Fotoluminescentes e Polímeros Biodegradáveis (LAFOP), Grupo de Pesquisa em Química de Materiais – (GPQM), Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei, Campus Dom Bosco, Praça Dom Helvécio, 74, 36301-160 São João Del Rei, MG (Brazil); Gonçalves, Rogéria Rocha [Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, USP, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-901 Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil); Nascimento Jr, Clébio S. [Laboratório de Química Teórica e Computacional – (LQTC), Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Campus Dom Bosco, Praça Dom Helvécio, 74, 36301-160 São João del-Rei, MG (Brazil); and others

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    The preparation of Tm{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+}/Ho{sup 3+} co-doped CeO{sub 2} prepared by the precipitation method using ammonium hydroxide as a precursor is presented. By X-ray diffraction the materials show the phase-type of fluorite structure and the crystallite sizes were calculated by the Scherrer's equation. No other phase was observed evincing that the rare earth ions were inserted into the fluorite phase as substitutional or interstitial dopants. The microstrain calculated by the Williamson–Hall method do not show significant changes in their values, indicating that the inclusion of rare earths does not causes structural changes in the CeO{sub 2} used as a host matrix. All material showed intense upconversion emission at red and green region under excitation with diode laser at 980 nm. The color of emission changes from green to red with increasing excitation power pump. The materials showed suitable photoluminescent properties for applications as a laser source, solar cells, and great emitter at 800 nm. - Highlights: • Tm{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+}/Ho{sup 3+} co-doped CeO{sub 2} prepared by the simple way. • Intense upconversion emission regions and the tunability of emission color by the laser power pump. • The materials showed suitable photoluminescent properties for different applications.

  20. Homogeneous precipitation synthesis of CuO–ZrO2–CeO2–Al2O3 nanocatalyst used in hydrogen production via methanol steam reforming for fuel cell applications

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    Graphical abstract: In this study, the effect of ceria and/or zirconia on the performance of CuO–Al2O3 nanocatalysts in the steam reforming of methanol was investigated. CuO–ZrO2–Al2O3, CuO–CeO2–Al2O3 and CuO–ZrO2–CeO2–Al2O3 nanocatalysts were synthesized via homogeneous precipitation method. It was found out that ceria addition leads to better dispersion of Cu, smaller particle size and more uniform distribution which leads to better methanol conversion, low CO production and high stability. The methanol conversion over CuO–CeO2–Al2O3 reaches to 100% at 240 °C while no CO was detected in this temperature. - Highlights: • Homogeneous precipitation synthesis of CuO–ZrO2–CeO2–Al2O3 nanocatalyst. • Enhanced effect of ceria–zirconia on properties and performance of the nanocatalyst. • Conversion of 100% at 240 °C with no CO production over nanocatalyst. • High time on stream of CuO–ZrO2–CeO2–Al2O3 nanocatalyst in methanol steam reforming. • Suggested a reaction pathway methanol steam reforming over nanocatalyst. - Abstract: The CuO–ZrO2–CeO2–Al2O3 catalysts for production of hydrogen via methanol steam reforming were prepared by the homogeneous precipitation method using urea hydrolysis, and the effect of presence of ceria and zirconia on methanol conversion was investigated. Prepared catalysts were characterized by XRD, FESEM, EDX, BET and FTIR analysis. XRD analysis showed that the addition of ceria to nanocatalysts made copper crystallites smaller. The FESEM results indicated that ceria enhanced the surface homogeneity of the samples and made particle size smaller. Catalytic performance tests proved the good practicability and high stability of synthesized catalysts via the homogeneous precipitation method for steam reforming of methanol. Furthermore, the ceria containing catalyst was the best among samples. The CuO–CeO2–Al2O3 catalyst had better methanol conversion with low CO production. The stability test

  1. Efficient manganese luminescence induced by Ce3+-Mn2+ energy transfer in rare earth fluoride and phosphate nanocrystals

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    Ding Yun

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Manganese materials with attractive optical properties have been proposed for applications in such areas as photonics, light-emitting diodes, and bioimaging. In this paper, we have demonstrated multicolor Mn2+ luminescence in the visible region by controlling Ce3+-Mn2+ energy transfer in rare earth nanocrystals [NCs]. CeF3 and CePO4 NCs doped with Mn2+ have been prepared and can be well dispersed in aqueous solutions. Under ultraviolet light excitation, both the CeF3:Mn and CePO4:Mn NCs exhibit Mn2+ luminescence, yet their output colors are green and orange, respectively. By optimizing Mn2+ doping concentrations, Mn2+ luminescence quantum efficiency and Ce3+-Mn2+ energy transfer efficiency can respectively reach 14% and 60% in the CeF3:Mn NCs.

  2. Improved Standardization of Type II-P Supernovae: Application to an Expanded Sample

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    Poznanski, Dovi; Filippenko, Alexei V; Ganeshalingam, Mohan; Li, Weidong; Bloom, Joshua S; Chornock, Ryan; Foley, Ryan J; Nugent, Peter E; Silverman, Jeffrey M; Cenko, S Bradley; Gates, Elinor L; Leonard, Douglas C; Miller, Adam A; Modjaz, Maryam; Serduke, Frank J D; Smith, Nathan; Swift, Brandon J; Wong, Diane S

    2008-01-01

    In the epoch of precise and accurate cosmology, cross-confirmation using a variety of cosmographic methods is paramount to circumvent systematic uncertainties. Owing to progenitor histories and explosion physics differing from those of Type Ia SNe (SNe Ia), Type II-plateau supernovae (SNe II-P) are unlikely to be affected by evolution in the same way. Based on a new analysis of 17 SNe II-P, and on an improved methodology, we find that SNe II-P are good standardizable candles, almost comparable to SNe Ia. We derive a tight Hubble diagram with dispersion of 10% in distance, using the simple correlation between luminosity and photospheric velocity introduced by Hamuy & Pinto 2002. We show that the descendent method of Nugent et al. 2006 can be further simplified and that the correction for dust extinction has low statistical impact. We find that our SN sample favors, on average, a very steep dust law with total to selective extinction R_V<2. Such an extinction law has been recently inferred for many SNe I...

  3. Evaluation of natural colorants and their application on citrus fruit as alternatives to citrus red II

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    The poor peel color of some varieties of oranges and the hybrids, especially for early season fruits, is caused by the subtropical climate of Florida, and has resulted in the use of a red dye on the peel to improve fruit appearance and marketability. Citrus Red II (CR2), the commercial citrus color ...

  4. The FERRUM Project: Experimental Transition Probabilities of [Fe II] and Astrophysical Applications

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    Hartman, H.; Derkatch, A.; Donnelly, M. P.; Gull, T.; Hibbert, A.; Johannsson, S.; Lundberg, H.; Mannervik, S.; Norlin, L. -O.; Rostohar, D.

    2002-01-01

    We report on experimental transition probabilities for thirteen forbidden [Fe II] lines originating from three different metastable Fe II levels. Radiative lifetimes have been measured of two metastable states by applying a laser probing technique on a stored ion beam. Branching ratios for the radiative decay channels, i.e. M1 and E2 transitions, are derived from observed intensity ratios of forbidden lines in astrophysical spectra and compared with theoretical data. The lifetimes and branching ratios are combined to derive absolute transition probabilities, A-values. We present the first experimental lifetime values for the two Fe II levels a(sup 4)G(sub 9/2) and b(sup 2)H(sub 11/2) and A-values for 13 forbidden transitions from a(sup 6)S(sub 5/2), a(sup 4)G(sub 9/2) and b(sup 4)D(sub 7/2) in the optical region. A discrepancy between the measured and calculated values of the lifetime for the b(sup 2)H(sub 11/2) level is discussed in terms of level mixing. We have used the code CIV3 to calculate transition probabilities of the a(sup 6)D-a(sup 6)S transitions. We have also studied observational branching ratios for lines from 5 other metastable Fe II levels and compared them to calculated values. A consistency in the deviation between calibrated observational intensity ratios and theoretical branching ratios for lines in a wider wavelength region supports the use of [Fe II] lines for determination of reddening.

  5. Preparation of Magneto-Optic Ce:YIG Thin Films for Integrated Optical Isolator

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    This paper presents the growth of cerium substituted YIG (Ce1 YIG) thin films on silica substrate.The large Faraday rotation coefficient and strong in-plane anisotropy were observed. The film is desirable for waveguide configuration isolator application.

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  7. THE EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION OF 20% CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE ON THE GLASS IONOMER CEMENT TYPE II SURFACE HARDNESS

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In dental bleaching, carbamide peroxide is usually used at concentration of 10%, 15%, to 20%. The result of our previous study showed that the application of 10% and 15% carbamide peroxide bleaching agent has increased the surface hardness of glass ionomer cement. The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of 20% carbamide peroxide bleaching to glass ionomer surface hardness. Twenty specimens of glass ionomer type II after exposed to 20% carbamide peroxide were divided into two application time groups: 4 and 8 hours per day. Glass ionomer cement surface hardness was measured by Vickers Microhardness Tester series HMV-2 with a weight of 0,025 Hv for 20 seconds. The measurement was conducted at before/no application, after a week, and after 2 weeks of application in both groups. It can be concluded that the application of 20% carbamide peroxide bleaching agent could increase the surface hardness of glass ionomer cement after 1 week and 2 weeks application period.

  8. Conversion of covalent to ionic behavior of Fe2O3–CeO2–PbO–B2O3 glasses for ionic and photonic application

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    Highlights: ► Fe2O3 introduction helps to convert the covalent to ionic behavior of glasses. ► These glasses can be used to make solid state ionic devices. ► Band gap decreases due to presence of Ce3+, Ce4+ and BO4 units. - Abstract: Iron oxide doped cerium lead borate glasses have been prepared and characterized to investigate the structural, physical and optical studies using XRD, FTIR, density and UV–Visible spectroscopy. IR spectroscopic studies have been employed to explore the role of iron oxide in the structure of the studied glasses. Results obtained from FTIR spectra indicate that Fe2O3 acts as a network modifier by converting three coordinated boron atoms [BO3] to four coordinated boron atoms [BO4]. The effect of transition metal content on the optical properties of the present glass system has been studied from the optical absorption spectra. The optical absorption spectra shows the shifting of band edge towards the higher wavelength and corresponding decrease in the band gap is due to the conversion of Ce3+ ions to Ce4+ ions. The physical properties such as density and molar volume help to evaluate the compact structure of prepared glass samples due to presence of [BO4] groups. This is also confirmed by average boron–boron separation result. The addition of iron oxide increases the ionicity value and corresponding decrease in covalent behavior.

  9. Critical thinking and accuracy of nurses' diagnoses. Part II: Application of cognitive skills and guidelines for self-development.

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    Lunney, Margaret

    2003-09-01

    Part I of this article, the author explained the difficulties of achieving accuracy of nurses' diagnoses, the relevance of critical thinking to the achievement of accuracy, and newer views of critical thinking. In Part II, the critical thinking dimensions identified as important for nursing practice are applied in the diagnostic process using a case study of a 16 year old girl with type 1 diabetes. Application of seven cognitive skills and ten habits of mind illustrate the importance of using critical thinking for accuracy of nurses' diagnoses. Ten strategies are proposed for self-development of critical thinking abilities. PMID:14686054

  10. Identification of levels in neutron-rich 145Ce and 147Ce nuclei

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    High-spin structures in the neutron-rich nuclei 145Ce and 147Ce produced in the spontaneous fission of 252Cf have been investigated by prompt γ-ray spectroscopy. A collective band structure in 145Ce is identified. Several sidebands along with the new high-spin states in 147Ce are also identified. Particle-plus-rotor model calculations indicate that the yrast bands in 145Ce and 147Ce most probably originate from coupling of the νi13/2 orbital to the ground states of 144Ce and 146Ce. The ground state configurations of 145,147Ce are (νh9/2+νf7/2) and νh9/2, respectively. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society

  11. Transport properties of pure and doped CeO2

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    The oxides that crystallize in the fluorite structure are noted for their ability to accommodate a high degree of disorder on the oxygen sublattice. Cerium oxide is a semiconductor and ionically- conductor oxide with important electrical and chemical applications as a solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte, a catalyst for gas phase oxidation and reduction reactions, and as an oxygen buffer in the automotive 3-way catalyst. Polycrystalline samples of different grain size were prepared by uniaxial hot pressing and their sintering behavior was investigated, at various temperatures and pressures. The cerium dioxide has been prepared by this way and characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (SEM). Measurements of electronic conductivity have confirmed that electron transport in CeO2-x proceeds via a small polaron process. The electrical properties of CeO2-UO2 solid solutions are examined as a function of temperature (600 deg. C - 1400 deg. C), oxygen partial pressure (10 - 22 - 1 atm), and Ce/U ratio (CeO2- 1.65% UO2, CeO2- 5% UO2). The PO2 values were controlled by mixing Ar-O2 and CO2-H2 or Ar-H2, gases in appropriate proportions. Electrical conductivity data obtained for U-doped CeO2 solid solution were shown to be in good agreement with predictions and thereby enable derivation of a number of key parameters, including those controlling generation of oxygen Frenkel defects, doubly ionized vacancies and electrons by reduction, and electron mobilities. (authors)

  12. Performances and potential of a CeCl{sub 3} scintillator

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    Cappella, F. [Dip. di Fisica, Universita di Roma ' La Sapienza' , I-00185 Rome (Italy) and INFN, sez. Roma, I-00185 Rome (Italy); D' Angelo, A. [U.O. Fisica Sanitaria, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori (I.R.S.T.), Meldola (Italy); Montecchia, F., E-mail: francesco.montecchia@uniroma2.i [Laboratorio Sperimentale Policentrico di Ingegneria Medica, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile dell' Universita degli Studi di Roma ' Tor Vergata' (Italy); Laboratorio Sperimentale Policentrico di Ingegneria Medica, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile dell' Universita degli Studi di Roma ' Tor Vergata' (Italy)

    2010-06-21

    In this paper the performances and the potential of applications of a CeCl{sub 3} scintillator are investigated. In particular, the light response, the energy resolution, the {alpha}/{beta} light ratio, the {alpha}/{beta} discrimination capability and the main radioactive contaminants have been studied. All the measured features put forward the CeCl{sub 3} scintillator as an interesting detector medium for several possible applications in the field of Nuclear and Particle Physics and, potentially, of Medical Imaging.

  13. Energy levels of the Ce activator relative to the YAP(Ce) scintillator host

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    The electronic structure of the cerium-activated yttrium aluminum perovskite [YAP(Ce)] scintillator has been studied by core level x-ray spectroscopy and first-principles calculations. X-ray absorption and emission spectra at the oxygen K-edge of YAP(Ce) and CeO2 have been measured and compared with the calculated partial density of states. With the known band gap of CeO2, the measured oxygen K-edge absorption and emission spectra are used to construct a fixed relation between the valence and conduction bands of YAP and CeO2. This allows us to determine the fundamental band gap of YAP to be 8.1 ± 0.3 eV. A comparison between the cerium M4,5-edges x-ray absorption spectra of the YAP(Ce) and Ce model compounds (CeO2, CeF3, and Ce foils) then shows that the Ce activator is in the desired Ce3+, with a small fraction of Ce4+ due to oxidization at the surface. Finally, we determine that the ground state 4f1 energy level of the Ce3+ activator lies 1.8 ± 0.5 eV above the top of the valence band of the host YAP. (paper)

  14. Application of Ni(II-assisted peptide bond hydrolysis to non-enzymatic affinity tag removal.

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    Full Text Available In this study, we demonstrate a non-enzymatic method for hydrolytic peptide bond cleavage, applied to the removal of an affinity tag from a recombinant fusion protein, SPI2-SRHWAP-His(6. This method is based on a highly specific Ni(II reaction with (S/TXHZ peptide sequences. It can be applied for the protein attached to an affinity column or to the unbound protein in solution. We studied the effect of pH, temperature and Ni(II concentration on the efficacy of cleavage and developed an analytical protocol, which provides active protein with a 90% yield and ∼100% purity. The method works well in the presence of non-ionic detergents, DTT and GuHCl, therefore providing a viable alternative for currently used techniques.

  15. The DISYS real-time diagnostics/control system and its application to the EBR II

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    DISYS is a real-time diagnostic and control guidance expert system designed to aid plant operators during off-normal events. Currently it is being implemented and tested at the Experimental Breeder Reactor II. DISYS is driven by sensor input and evaluates symptoms and faults associated with components. Component faults in turn allow an evaluation of sub-system, system and plant faults. The hierarchical model of the plant as used by DISYS also allows information regarding system reconfiguration to be generated in the event of a fault. Current testing at EBR II indicates that DISYS can successfully detect component and system anomalies. A model of the Argon Cooling System has been constructed and currently has about 300 rules. Once the diagnosis system for the ACS has been completed, it is intended to implement DISYS on other reactor systems

  16. Kinetic adsorption of application of carbon nanotubes for Pb(II) removal from aqueous solution

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    Nassereldeen A Kabbashi; Muataz A Atieh; Abdullah Al-Mamun; Mohamed E S Mirghami; MD Z Alam; Noorahayu Yahya

    2009-01-01

    The capability of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to adsorb lead (Pb) in aqueous solution was investigated. Batch mode adsorption experiment was conducted to determine the effects of pH, agitation speed, CNTs dosage and contact time. The removal of Pb(II) was reach to maximum value 85% or 83% at pH 5 or 40 mg/L of CNTs, respectively. Higher correlation coefficients from Langmuir isotherm model indicates the strong adsorptions of Pb(II) on the surface of CNTs (adsorption capacity Xm = 102.04 mg/g). From this study, the results indicates that the highest percentage removal of Pb (96.03%) can be achieved at pH 5, 40 mg/L of CNTs, contact time 80 min, and agitation speed 50 r/min.

  17. Programming Windows® Embedded CE 60 Developer Reference

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    Boling, Douglas

    2010-01-01

    Get the popular, practical reference to developing small footprint applications-now updated for the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 kernel. Written by an authority on embedded application development, this book focuses in on core operating concepts and the Win32 API. It delivers extensive code samples and sample projects-helping you build proficiency creating innovative Windows applications for a new generation of devices. Discover how to: Create complex applications designed for the unique requirements of embedded devicesManage virtual memory, heaps, and the stack to minimize your memory footprintC

  18. Application of the oxydation process with silver (II) electrogenerated in the nuclear fields

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    The solubilization, in nitric medium of some of radioactive compounds handled in the reprocessing fuel cycle, requires the use of electrochemical processes. The redox couple Ag(II)/Ag(I) with a normal potential of 1,92 Volt/NHE has been used as a strong oxidative mediator for the dissolution of plutonium dioxide, decontamination of contaminated Pu bearing wastes (ashes, various materials). Otherwise the use of this couple has been considered for the destruction of organic resins and extractants. (orig.)

  19. Novel type-II material system for laser applications in the near-infrared regime

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    The design and experimental realization of a type-II “W”-multiple quantum well heterostructure for emission in the λ > 1.2 μm range is presented. The experimental photoluminescence spectra for different excitation intensities are analyzed using microscopic quantum theory. On the basis of the good theory–experiment agreement, the gain properties of the system are computed using the semiconductor Bloch equations. Gain values comparable to those of type-I systems are obtained

  20. Two Ce-containing 3D metal–organic frameworks: In situ formation of ligand (DDPD)

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    Hydrothermal reactions of cerium nitrate and 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid (OH-H2BDC) produce two new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), ([Ce(DDPD)1.5(H2O)2.5]·4H2O)n (1) and ([Ce(OH-BDC)(OH-HBDC)(H2O)2]·2H2O]n (2) (DDPD(II)=5,10-dioxo-5,10-dihydro-4,9-dioxapyrene-2,7-dicarboxylate(II)). These two complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. It was remarkable that the in situ reaction of OH-H2BDC to DDPD(II) was found in complex 1. In 1, Ce(III) ions are bridged by DDPD ligands to form infinite 1D chain, which is further connected via DDPD ligands to form 3D structure. Complex 2 possesses a neutral noninterpenetrating 2D layer structure. Furthermore, the fluorescence properties and magnetic behavior of 1 and 2 have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: In complex 1, the in situ reaction of OH-H2BDC to DDPD(II) was found. Complex 1 features a 3D network structure. Adjacent Ce(III) ions are bridged by two carboxylate groups to form a 1D infinite inorganic chain, and further linked by the DDPD(II) ligands. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Complexes 1 and 2 was synthesized via hydrothermal methods. • In situ reaction of OH-H2BDC to DDPD(II) was found in complex 1. • Ce(III) ions are bridged by the DDPD(II) ligands to generate a 3D structure in complex 1. • Complex 2 possesses a neutral noninterpenetrating 2D layer structure. • Fluorescent properties and magnetic behavior of 1 and 2 have been studied

  1. SOLVENCY II: THE IMPLICATIONS OF ITS APPLICATION ON THE ROMANIAN INSURANCE MARKET

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    Ioan Marius Ciotina

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Solvency II is a European directive whose purpose is to update the regulations concerning the insurance market. This is more than a set of rules on the solvency of insurance companies and is a comprehensive set of rules on the entire insurance market from solvency, liquidity and information asymmetry between actors to an insurance transaction. The aim of this article is to present the implications of applying Solvency II in Romania and the changes that will occur on the insurance market. We also present the advantages of moving from the current regulation, namely Solvency I to Solvency II Directive, both by comparative analysis between both directly and through analysis of test results QIS5 applied in Romania. We will also show the current situation of the insurance market by emphasizing evolution and the solvency margin of solvency for the last six years from 2007, the year before the financial crisis and in 2012, the year for which there last available data.

  2. Luminescence and energy transfer in Ca3Sc2Si3O12:Ce3+,Mn2+ white LED phosphors

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    Expanded emission spectra ranging from green to red are reported in Ca3Sc2Si3O12 (CSS):Ce3+,Mn2+ silicate garnets. Mn2+ may occupy Ca2+ site (Mn2+(I)) to generate a yellow emission band at 574 nm or Sc3+ site (Mn2+(II)) with red emission band at 680 nm. Efficient energy transfers from the green emitting Ce3+ to both Mn2+(I) and Mn2+(II) occur upon blue excitation into Ce3+. Concentration dependence of Mn2+ emission is analyzed based on Ce3+–Mn2+ energy transfer, steady state rate equations, and fluorescence lifetimes. Energy transfer efficiency (ηT) and rate (W) are calculated with values as high as 45% and 14.01×106 s−1, respectively. - Highlights: ► Mn2+ can occupy Ca2+ site to generate a yellow emission band at 574 nm in Ca3Sc2Si3O12 (CSS). ► Mn2+ can also occupy Sc3+ site to generate a red emission band at 680 nm in CSS. ► Remarkable energy transfers (ETs) from Ce3+ to Mn2+ occur upon blue excitation into Ce3+ in CSS. ► Full color emissions are obtained based on Ce3+–Mn2+ ETs in CSS:Ce3+,Mn2+.

  3. Ce-MXRF: the power of separation with bench top element sensitive detection

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    Miller, T. C. (Thomasin C.); Joseph, M. R. (Martha R.); Havrilla, G. J. (George J.)

    2002-01-01

    Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a proven separation technique that offers highly efficient separation, rapid analysis, and minute sample consumption. When combined with a element specific detection scheme, it can be used for chemical speciation of biologically and environmentally relevant species such as metal containing proteins. In this study, a new tool was developed for separation and elemental detection. Specifically, a simple CE apparatus was constructed using a thin-walled fused Si capillary and interfaced with a bench top micro x-ray fluorescence (MXRF) system. X-ray excitation and detection of the separated sample volumes was performed using an EDAX Eagle II micro x-ray fluorescence system equipped with a Rh target excitation source and a SiLi detector. It was demonstrated that the system could be used for the separation and detection of two metals from one another, specifically Cu{sup 2+} and Co{sup 2+}. Free Co{sup 2+} could also be isolated from Co{sup 2+} bound to cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12). Other systems that were explored were the separation of two organics, ferritin from cyanocobalamin as well as the separation of the different Cu and Zn isoforms of metallothinein. CE-MXRF was also used to separate the important serum isoforms of transferrin. Direct comparisons were made between CE-MXRF system and other elemental separation techniques such as CE-PIXE, CE-synchrotron-XRF, and CE-ICPMS.

  4. Optimization of the Time Response of LaBr3(Ce) Detectors, and Its Dependence on Ce Concentration

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    Vedia, V.; Mach, H.; Fraile, L. M.; Lalkovski, S.; Udías, J. M.

    Fast inorganic scintillators that exhibit good spectroscopy performance, like LaBr3(Ce), are the crystals of choice for many applications; they play a crucial role in the Ultra Fast Timing technique by virtue of their good energy resolution and fast response [1]. This method, which is very sensitive to the LaBr3(Ce) time resolution, allows measurements of nuclear level lifetimes down to few ps range. There are indications that the nominal Ce concentration does strongly influence on the timing properties as well as it varies the photon yield and the energy resolution [2]. In this work we have searched for the best settings in order to optimize the time resolution of three cylindrical LaBr3(Ce) detectors equipped with crystals identical in volume and shape but with different Ce dopant concentration. The time resolution of every detector depends on the proper selection of the fast photomultiplier tube and the set up parameters that can be further optimized by fine-tuning of the Constant Fraction Discrimination (CFD) and the PMT bias voltage. Very good time resolution can be obtained with the ORTEC 935 CFD for very short time-delays. Timing properties of the three crystals were studied by delayed coincidence measurements against a reference BaF2 detector, whose time response is well known. The LaBr3(Ce) detector and the reference unit were placed in a close geometry with the radioactive source in between. We report timing results measured at the 60Co and 22Na energies.

  5. Extracranial diffusion-weighted imaging. Clinical applications - abdomen, thorax, soft tissue and bone marrow Part II

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    In the first part of the article the basic physical principles of DWI were considered together with sequence optimization in the extracranial applications of this imaging technic. Clinical application of DWI in general were discussed. A more detailed review of the application of DWI in focal and diffuse liver diseases was offered. This article will focus in detail on the application of DWI and the changes in DWI images in the pathological processes involving the gallbladder and bile ducts, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, lymph nodes, large blood vessels, Gl tract, thorax, musculo-skeletal system and soft tissues. Key words: EXTRACRANIAL DIFFUSION. DWI. MRI

  6. Azadipyrromethene cyclometalation in neutral Ru(II) complexes: photosensitizers with extended near-infrared absorption for solar energy conversion applications.

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    Bessette, André; Cibian, Mihaela; Ferreira, Janaina G; DiMarco, Brian N; Bélanger, Francis; Désilets, Denis; Meyer, Gerald J; Hanan, Garry S

    2016-06-28

    In the on-going quest to harvest near-infrared (NIR) photons for energy conversion applications, a novel family of neutral ruthenium(ii) sensitizers has been developed by cyclometalation of an azadipyrromethene chromophore. These rare examples of neutral ruthenium complexes based on polypyridine ligands exhibit an impressive panchromaticity achieved by the cyclometalation strategy, with strong light absorption in the 600-800 nm range that tails beyond 1100 nm in the terpyridine-based adducts. Evaluation of the potential for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) applications is made through rationalization of the structure-property relationship by spectroscopic, electrochemical, X-ray structural and computational modelization investigations. Spectroscopic evidence for photo-induced charge injection into the conduction band of TiO2 is also provided. PMID:27264670

  7. Pd/CeO2/SiC Chemical Sensors

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    Lu, Weijie; Collins, W. Eugene

    2005-01-01

    The incorporation of nanostructured interfacial layers of CeO2 has been proposed to enhance the performances of Pd/SiC Schottky diodes used to sense hydrogen and hydrocarbons at high temperatures. If successful, this development could prove beneficial in numerous applications in which there are requirements to sense hydrogen and hydrocarbons at high temperatures: examples include monitoring of exhaust gases from engines and detecting fires. Sensitivity and thermal stability are major considerations affecting the development of high-temperature chemical sensors. In the case of a metal/SiC Schottky diode for a number of metals, the SiC becomes more chemically active in the presence of the thin metal film on the SiC surface at high temperature. This increase in chemical reactivity causes changes in chemical composition and structure of the metal/SiC interface. The practical effect of the changes is to alter the electronic and other properties of the device in such a manner as to degrade its performance as a chemical sensor. To delay or prevent these changes, it is necessary to limit operation to a temperature sensor structures. The present proposal to incorporate interfacial CeO2 films is based partly on the observation that nanostructured materials in general have potentially useful electrical properties, including an ability to enhance the transfer of electrons. In particular, nanostructured CeO2, that is CeO2 with nanosized grains, has shown promise for incorporation into hightemperature electronic devices. Nanostructured CeO2 films can be formed on SiC and have been shown to exhibit high thermal stability on SiC, characterized by the ability to withstand temperatures somewhat greater than 700 C for limited times. The exchanges of oxygen between CeO2 and SiC prevent the formation of carbon and other chemical species that are unfavorable for operation of a SiC-based Schottky diode as a chemical sensor. Consequently, it is anticipated that in a Pd/CeO2/SiC Schottky

  8. The spherical harmonics method, II (application to problems with plane and spherical symmetry)

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    The application of the spherical harmonic method to problems with plane or spherical symmetry is discussed in detail. The numerical results of some applications already made are included to indicate the degree of convergence obtained. Formulae for dealing with distributions of isotropic sources are developed. Tables useful in applying the method are given in Section 11. (author)

  9. Synthesis and Characterization of Ce-Doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG:Ce Nanopowders Used for Solid-State Lighting

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nano-Ce-doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG:Ce powders were synthesized by using a sol-gel low temperature combustion method, followed by thermal annealing. The annealing temperature for enriching nanoparticles was optimized and found to be 1000°C. The process for enriching uniform nanoparticles of YAG:Ce powder was carried out by using the nanosteam technique (NST. The nanoparticles obtained from this NST treatment had a size in the range of 9–20 nm. Measurements of the photoluminescence spectra of the dispersed YAG:Ce nanoparticles solutions showed a blue shift in the photoemission with a value of ca. 10 nm in the green region. WLEDs made from the blue LED chip coated with the nano-YAG:Ce + MEH-PPV composite epoxy exhibit white light with a broad band luminescent spectrum and a high color rending index (CRI. The photoluminescence spectra of the YAG:Ce nanoparticles showed a potential application of the prepared nanostructured YAG:Ce phosphor not only in energy-efficient solid-state lighting, but also in optoelectronic devices, including organic composite solar cells. In addition, it is suggested that NST can be applied for the enrichment of uniform inorganic nanoparticles.

  10. One step synthesis of polyacrylamide functionalized graphene and its application in Pb(II) removal

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    Highlights: • PAM-g-graphene is synthesized by the co-irradiation between GO and AM monomers. • PAM graft on GO has led to the exfoliation of GO into individual sheets. • The γ-ray induced reduction of GO. • PAM-g-graphene exhibits high adsorption capacities toward Pb(II) ions. • PAM-g-graphene provides a new idea for heavy metal pollutants’ removal in water. - Abstract: Polyacrylamide grafted graphene (PAM-g-graphene) from graphite oxide (GO) was successfully prepared by γ-ray irradiation with acrylamide monomers in aqueous at room temperature in this paper. Our strategy involves the PAM chains graft on the surface and between the layers of GO by in situ radical polymerization which led to the exfoliation of GO into individual sheets. Results show that the degree of grafting of PAM-g-graphene samples is 24.2%, and the thickness is measured to be 2.59 nm. Moreover, the as-prepared PAM-g-graphene with some amino from PAM and little oxygen functional groups exhibit superior adsorption of Pb(II) ions. The adsorption processes reach equilibrium in just 30 min and the adsorption isotherms are described well by Langmuir and Freundlich classical isotherms models. The determined adsorption capacity of PAM-g-graphene is 819.67 mg g−1 (pH 6) for Pb(II), which is 20 times and 8 times capacities of that for graphene nanosheets and carbon nanotubes according to reports, respectively. This chemically modified graphene synthesized by this fast one-step approach, featuring a good versatility and adaptability, excellent adsorption capacity and rapid extraction, may provide a new idea for the global problem of heavy metal pollutants’ removal in water

  11. One step synthesis of polyacrylamide functionalized graphene and its application in Pb(II) removal

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    Xu, Zhiwei; Zhang, Yaoyao; Qian, Xiaoming; Shi, Jie; Chen, Lei; Li, Baodong; Niu, Jiarong; Liu, Liangsen, E-mail: 83019163@163.com

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • PAM-g-graphene is synthesized by the co-irradiation between GO and AM monomers. • PAM graft on GO has led to the exfoliation of GO into individual sheets. • The γ-ray induced reduction of GO. • PAM-g-graphene exhibits high adsorption capacities toward Pb(II) ions. • PAM-g-graphene provides a new idea for heavy metal pollutants’ removal in water. - Abstract: Polyacrylamide grafted graphene (PAM-g-graphene) from graphite oxide (GO) was successfully prepared by γ-ray irradiation with acrylamide monomers in aqueous at room temperature in this paper. Our strategy involves the PAM chains graft on the surface and between the layers of GO by in situ radical polymerization which led to the exfoliation of GO into individual sheets. Results show that the degree of grafting of PAM-g-graphene samples is 24.2%, and the thickness is measured to be 2.59 nm. Moreover, the as-prepared PAM-g-graphene with some amino from PAM and little oxygen functional groups exhibit superior adsorption of Pb(II) ions. The adsorption processes reach equilibrium in just 30 min and the adsorption isotherms are described well by Langmuir and Freundlich classical isotherms models. The determined adsorption capacity of PAM-g-graphene is 819.67 mg g{sup −1} (pH 6) for Pb(II), which is 20 times and 8 times capacities of that for graphene nanosheets and carbon nanotubes according to reports, respectively. This chemically modified graphene synthesized by this fast one-step approach, featuring a good versatility and adaptability, excellent adsorption capacity and rapid extraction, may provide a new idea for the global problem of heavy metal pollutants’ removal in water.

  12. Development of BPM calibrator and its application for phase II in HLS

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    Shen Lian Guan; Zhao Jian Bin; Li Xiao Guang; Yao Jian Ping; Zhu Yang Bin; Wang Jun Hua; Wang Gui Cheng

    2002-01-01

    The author presents a BPM (Beam Position Monitor) calibration system developed for phase II of HLS (Hefei Synchrotron Radiation Light Source). The author describes the development of the test stand and emphasizes key technique that guarantees mechanical accuracy of the system. The test equipment is of erect type and the geometric accuracy of +-0.01 mm is obtained. The system has been served for calibrating BPM pickups, which are mounted in vacuum chambers of inject section. The electrical center of the BPMs is measured with respect to the geometrical center in the calibration machine. The eligible vacuum chambers have been installed in the storage ring

  13. Long-term Effects of Pyrethrin and Cyfluthrin, a Type II Synthetic Pyrethroid, Insecticide Applications on Bull Reproductive Parameters.

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    Stewart, J L; Shipley, C F; Ireland, F A; Jarrell, V L; Timlin, C L; Shike, D W; Felix, T L

    2016-10-01

    The objectives of this study were to determine effects of cyfluthrin and pyrethrin spray products, used in combination with cyfluthrin topical and ear tag applications, on bull reproductive parameters over 18 weeks. Angus or Angus x Simmental bulls were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: (i) no exposure to pyrethrins/cyfluthrin (CONT; n = 10), (ii) cyfluthrin ear tag and topical applications (ET; n = 10), or (iii) cyfluthrin ear tag, topical, premise spray and pyrethrin fog spray applications (ET+S; n = 8). Bull body weight was measured every 3 week, and body condition score and scrotal circumference were recorded on weeks 0, 9 and 18. Semen and serum were collected every 3 weeks for sperm evaluation and testosterone measurement, respectively. There was a treatment × week interaction (p testosterone concentrations changed (p < 0.01) over time in all bulls; however, treatment did not affect (p ≥ 0.13) any of these parameters. There were also no treatment effects (p ≥ 0.08) on bull body weight, body condition score or scrotal circumference. The use of pyrethrin- and cyfluthrin-based insecticides, regardless of application, did not negatively affect reproductive parameters in beef bulls when administered over 18 weeks. PMID:27411861

  14. Neutron flux characterisation of the Pavia TRIGA Mark II research reactor for radiobiological and microdosimetric applications.

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    Alloni, D; Prata, M; Salvini, A; Ottolenghi, A

    2015-09-01

    Nowadays the Pavia TRIGA reactor is available for national and international collaboration in various research fields. The TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor of the Pavia University offers different in- and out-core neutron irradiation channels, each characterised by different neutron spectra. In the last two years a campaign of measurements and simulations has been performed in order to guarantee a better characterisation of these different fluxes and to meet the demands of irradiations that require precise information on these spectra in particular for radiobiological and microdosimetric studies. Experimental data on neutron fluxes have been collected analysing and measuring the gamma activity induced in thin target foils of different materials irradiated in different TRIGA experimental channels. The data on the induced gamma activities have been processed with the SAND II deconvolution code and finally compared with the spectra obtained with Monte Carlo simulations. The comparison between simulated and measured spectra showed a good agreement allowing a more precise characterisation of the neutron spectra and a validation of the adopted method. PMID:25958412

  15. Neutron flux characterisation of the Pavia Triga Mark II research reactor for radiobiological and microdosimetric applications

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    Nowadays the Pavia TRIGA reactor is available for national and international collaboration in various research fields. The TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor of the Pavia University offers different in- and out-core neutron irradiation channels, each characterised by different neutron spectra. In the last two years a campaign of measurements and simulations has been performed in order to guarantee a better characterisation of these different fluxes and to meet the demands of irradiations that require precise information on these spectra in particular for radiobiological and microdosimetric studies. Experimental data on neutron fluxes have been collected analysing and measuring the gamma activity induced in thin target foils of different materials irradiated in different TRIGA experimental channels. The data on the induced gamma activities have been processed with the SAND II deconvolution code and finally compared with the spectra obtained with Monte Carlo simulations. The comparison between simulated and measured spectra showed a good agreement allowing a more precise characterisation of the neutron spectra and a validation of the adopted method. (authors)

  16. CE separation approaches for combinations of anthracyclines and taxanes.

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    Shakalisava, Yuliya; Regan, Fiona

    2009-09-01

    For the first time the versatility of CE is demonstrated for the separation of different types of anticancer drugs - anthracyclines and taxanes simultaneously. The use of these drugs in combination therapy for cancer has sparked interest in the development of methods for potential application. The simultaneous analysis of anthracyclines and taxanes can significantly increase a sample throughput of a clinical laboratory. The study shows the potential of CE for such a challenge: anthracyclines and taxanes were separated by CZE, MEKC and MEEKC. The MEEKC method was successfully applied to these compounds for the first time and was characterised by very short separation time, high efficiencies of peaks and was proven to be generic for the separation of different combinations of anthracyclines and taxanes. This separation approach could be highly beneficial for clinical analysis if applied with a sensitive detection system. MEKC and high-speed MEEKC methods were proven to show good potential in their application to plasma samples. PMID:19681049

  17. Photoelectron spectra of CeO{sup −} and Ce(OH){sub 2}{sup −}

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    Ray, Manisha; Felton, Jeremy A.; Kafader, Jared O.; Topolski, Josey E.; Jarrold, Caroline Chick, E-mail: cjarrold@indiana.edu [Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (United States)

    2015-02-14

    The photoelectron spectrum of CeO{sup −} exhibits what appears to be a single predominant electronic transition over an energy range in which numerous close-lying electronic states of CeO neutral are well known. The photoelectron spectrum of Ce(OH){sub 2}{sup −}, a molecule in which the Ce atom shares the same formal oxidation state as the Ce atom in CeO{sup −}, also exhibits what appears to be a single transition. From the spectra, the adiabatic electron affinities of CeO and Ce(OH){sub 2} are determined to be 0.936 ± 0.007 eV and 0.69 ± 0.03 eV, respectively. From the electron affinity of CeO, the CeO{sup −} bond dissociation energy was determined to be 7.7 eV, 0.5 eV lower than the neutral bond dissociation energy. The ground state orbital occupancies of both CeO{sup −} and Ce(OH){sub 2}{sup −} are calculated to have 4f 6s{sup 2} Ce{sup +} superconfigurations, with open-shell states having 4f5d6s superconfiguration predicted to be over 1 eV higher in energy. Low-intensity transitions observed at higher electron binding energies in the spectrum of CeO{sup −} are tentatively assigned to the {sup 1}Σ{sup +} (Ω = 0) state of CeO with the Ce{sup +2}⍰6s{sup 2} superconfiguration.

  18. Optical properties of Ce3+-doped KLuS2 phosphor

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    KLuS2 single crystals doped with trivalent cerium were synthesized in the form of crystalline hexagonal platelets. VUV/UV/VIS absorption and luminescence characteristics were measured in the broad temperature and concentration intervals. The band edge of KLuS2 is found at 303 nm, Ce3+ 4f–5d excitation band at 490 nm and Ce3+ emission at 580 nm with the 35 ns decay time. Both thermal and concentration quenching of the Ce3+ emission are investigated. Phenomenological modeling and delayed recombination decays measurement are employed to understand the Ce3+ excited state dynamics. The application potential in X-ray phosphors is discussed. -- Highlights: • Optical characteristics of novel Ce3+-doped KLuS2 phosphor reported. • Concentration and temperature dependences of Ce3+ emission features investigated. • Phenomenological model set up to explain observed temperature dependences. • Delayed recombination measurements employed to understand excited state dynamics. • The application potential of KLuS2: Ce in X-ray phosphors discussed

  19. Exploring the Fragile Antiferromagnetic Superconducting Phase in CeCoIn5

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    Blackburn, E.; Das, P.; Eskildsen, M.R.;

    2010-01-01

    CeCoIn5 is a heavy fermion type-II superconductor showing clear signs of Pauli-limited superconductivity. A variety of measurements give evidence for a transition at high magnetic fields inside the superconducting state, when the field is applied either parallel to or perpendicular to the c axis...

  20. Annex II technical documentation assessed.

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    van Drongelen, A W; Roszek, B; van Tienhoven, E A E; Geertsma, R E; Boumans, R T; Kraus, J J A M

    2005-12-01

    Annex II of the Medical Device Directive (MDD) is used frequently by manufacturers to obtain CE-marking. This procedure relies on a full quality assurance system and does not require an assessment of the individual medical device by a Notified Body. An investigation into the availability and the quality of technical documentation for Annex II devices revealed severe shortcomings, which are reported here. PMID:16419921

  1. A distributed network PCs/Linux system and its application in study of charm physics in BES/BES-II experiments

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    The authors report the configuration of a small PC-PARM and/or a distributed network clustered Linux PCs system and its application in study of the BES/BES-II charm physics. With the system the authors did a full Monte Carlo study of ψ(3770) D physics which will be carried out in the BES-II experiment. Using the J/ψ data collected with the BES-II at BEPC, the authors studied the stability and reliability of the system, as well as the possibility and capability of the system in the data off-line processing

  2. Ruthenium(II) hydrazone Schiff base complexes: Synthesis, spectral study and catalytic applications

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    Manikandan, R.; Viswanathamurthi, P.; Muthukumar, M.

    2011-12-01

    Ruthenium(II) hydrazone Schiff base complexes of the type [RuCl(CO)(B)(L)] (were B = PPh 3, AsPh 3 or Py; L = hydrazone Schiff base ligands) were synthesized from the reactions of hydrazone Schiff base ligand (obtained from isonicotinoylhydrazide and different hydroxy aldehydes) with [RuHCl(CO)(EPh 3) 2(B)] (where E = P or As; B = PPh 3, AsPh 3 or Py) in 1:1 molar ratio. All the new complexes have been characterized by analytical and spectral (FT-IR, electronic, 1H, 13C and 31P NMR) data. They have been tentatively assigned an octahedral structure. The synthesized complexes have exhibited catalytic activity for oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde and cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone in the presence of N-methyl morpholine N-oxide (NMO) as co-oxidant. They were also found to catalyze the transfer hydrogenation of aliphatic and aromatic ketones to alcohols in KOH/Isopropanol.

  3. Organic-Ruthenium(II Polypyridyl Complex Based Sensitizer for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A new high molar extinction coefficient organic-ruthenium(II polypyridyl complex sensitizer (RD-Cou that contains 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-9-thiophene-2-yl-2,3,5,6,6a,11c-hexahydro1H,4H-11oxa-3a-aza-benzoanthracene-10-one as extended -conjugation of ancillary bipyridine ligand, 4,4-dicaboxy-2,26,2-bipyridine, and a thiocyanate ligand in its molecular structure has been synthesized and completely characterized by CHN, Mass, 1H-NMR, UV-Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopies as well as cyclic voltammetry. The new sensitizer was tested in dye-sensitized solar cells using a durable redox electrolyte and compared its performance to that of standard sensitizer Z-907.

  4. Study and application of ANISN and DOT-II nuclear cores in reactor physics problems

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    To solve time-independent neutrons and/or gamma rays transport problems in nuclear reactors, two codes available at IPEN were studied and applied to solve benchmark problems. The ANISN code solves the one-dimensional Boltzmann transport equation for neutrons or gamma rays, in plane, spherical, or cylindrical geometries. The DOT-II code solves the same equation in two-dimensional space for plane, cylindrical and circular geometries. General anisotropic scattering allowed in both codes. Moreover, pointwise convergence criteria, and alternate step function difference equations are also used in order to remove the oscillating flux distributions, sometimes found in discrete ordinates solutions. Basic theories and numerical techniques used in these codes are studied and summarized. Benchmark problems have been solved using these codes. Comparisons of the results show that both codes can be used with confidence in the analysis of nuclear problems. (author)

  5. Application of Model-Independent Analysis to PEP-II Rings

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    Model Independent Analysis (MIA), which employs statistical methods to reveal one-micron charge-induced centroid changes in pulse-by-pulse beam-position-monitor (BPM) measurements at the SLAC linac [1] has been extended to storage rings, and is here applied at PEP-II to analyze transverse motion. The beam is resonantly excited by a shaker in the horizontal and vertical directions and 2050 consecutive-turn measurements of all BPMs are buffered. Four high-precision linearly-independent orbits are determined. Local Green's functions specified by the local transfer matrix components R12, R34, R32, and R14 are extracted from these orbits and fitted with the model lattice using an SVD-enhanced method. The BPM gain and cross-plane coupling along with 1 normal- and 1 skew-quadrupole strength are determined per single-view BPM

  6. Application of Model-Independent Analysis to PEP-II Rings

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    Model Independent Analysis (MIA), which employs statistical methods to reveal one-micron charge-induced centroid changes in pulse-by-pulse beam-position-monitor (BPM) measurements at the SLAC linac [1] has been extended to storage rings, and is here applied at PEP-II to analyze transverse motion. The beam is resonantly excited by a shaker in the horizontal and vertical directions and 2050 consecutive-turn measurements of all BPMs are buffered. Four high-precision linearly-independent orbits are determined. Local Green's functions specified by the local transfer matrix components R12, R34, R32, and R14 are extracted from these orbits and fitted with the model lattice using an SVD-enhanced method. The BPM gain and cross-plane coupling along with 1 normal- and 1 skew quadrupole strength are determined per single-view BPM

  7. Electrochemical Performance and Application of Ce Doped Ti/Sb-SnO2 Electrodes%稀土Ce掺杂Ti/Sb-SnO2电极的电化学性能及应用

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    方战强; 杨梅; 南俊民; 李伟善

    2011-01-01

    采用热分解法制备Ti/Sb-SnO2电极和Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce电极,采用扫描电子显微镜(SEM)、X射线衍射(XRD)仪和电化学实验技术对电极的表面形貌、物相组成和电化学性能进行表征.结果表明:Ti/Sb-SnO2电极表面形成了SnO2晶胞,经稀土Ce改性后SnO2晶粒明显细化,SnO2衍射峰强度变强且峰形宽化.Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce电极峰电流值最大、表面稳定性增强和催化活性明显提高.在最佳工艺条件下,Ti、Ti/Sb-SnO2和Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce电极对橙黄G目标污染物的去除率分别为46.6%、61.9%和94.9%,且降解过程均符合一级反应动力学模型,速率常数分别为0.0289、0.0633、0.1971 min-1,Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce电极的速率常数分别是Ti/Sb-SnO2电极的3倍,Ti电极的7倍,表明在电极表面涂层中掺杂稀土元素Ce可有效提高电极的性能.%The Ti/Sb-SnO2 electrode and Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce electrode were prepared by thermal decomposition. The surface morphology, phase composition and electrochemical performance of the electrodes were analyzed by SEM, EDS, XRD and CHI. Results show that SnO2 crystal cells form on the surface of the Ti/Sb-SnPO2 electrode, while SnO2 grains are refined obviously due to the Ce modification and SnO2 diffraction peaks becomes stronger and broader. The Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce electrode has the largest peak current and its surface stability and catalytic activity are enhanced greatly. Under the optimal conditions, the removal rates of orange G by Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce, Ti/Sb-SnO2 and Ti electrodes are 94.9%, 61.9% and 46.6%, respectively, and the degradation processes follow first order reaction kinetics. The rate constants of Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce, Ti/Sb-SnO2 and Ti electrodes are 0.1971, 0.0633 and 0.0289 min-1, respectively. The rate constant of Ti/Sb-SnO2/Ce electrode is three times of that of Ti/Sb-SnO2 electrode and seven times of that of Ti electrode. Therefore, the electro-catalytic oxidative characteristic of Ce modified Ti/Sb-SnO2 electrode is the best.

  8. An Update on Improvements to NiCE Support for RELAP-7

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    McCaskey, Alex [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Wojtowicz, Anna [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Deyton, Jordan H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Patterson, Taylor C. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Billings, Jay Jay [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-01-01

    The Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) is a framework that facilitates the development of applications that rely on finite-element analysis to solve a coupled, nonlinear system of partial differential equations. RELAP-7 represents an update to the venerable RELAP-5 simulator that is built upon this framework and attempts to model the balance-of-plant concerns in a full nuclear plant. This report details the continued support and integration of RELAP-7 and the NEAMS Integrated Computational Environment (NiCE). RELAP-7 is fully supported by the NiCE due to on-going work to tightly integrate NiCE with the MOOSE framework, and subsequently the applications built upon it. NiCE development throughout the first quarter of FY15 has focused on improvements, bug fixes, and feature additions to existing MOOSE-based application support. Specifically, this report will focus on improvements to the NiCE MOOSE Model Builder, the MOOSE application job launcher, and the 3D Nuclear Plant Viewer. This report also includes a comprehensive tutorial that guides RELAP-7 users through the basic NiCE workflow: from input generation and 3D Plant modeling, to massively parallel job launch and post-simulation data visualization.

  9. Application of the fast activation analysis facility of the TRIGA Mark II reactor

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    Activation analyses for decision making performed with short lived nuclides would be the ideal method and could be applied more generally, if three requirements could be met: Broad applicability; High speed transportation systems and processing of very high information densities. This last point has turned out to be the bottle neck, preventing a broader application of this method. Concentrating on the third requirement, the author describes a new high rate gamma spectroscopy system with real time compensation of both dead time and pile up losses which works properly up to input rates of 320 kc, which has been developed and tested

  10. Standard molar enthalpy of formation of Ce2Zr2O8

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    Highlights: • Cerium zirconate (Ce2Zr2O8) has been synthesized and characterized. • The ΔHdissolution of CeO2(s), ZrO2(s), Ce2Zr2O8(s) and Ce2Zr2O8(s) (decomp) have been measured. • ΔfH°298 of Ce2Zr2O8(s) was found to be −(4344.0 ± 4.0) kJ mol−1. - Abstract: Cerium zirconate, Ce2Zr2O8(s), is an interesting material having potential applications such as matrix for immobilization of nuclear waste, component in the inert matrix fuel, oxygen storage capacitor and catalyst for chemical reactions, etc. Long term stability of the compound under reactive conditions is essential for its utilization. Thermodynamics plays an important role in predicting the stability of the material. The present paper describes determination of the standard molar enthalpy of formation (ΔfH°298) of Ce2Zr2O8(s) employing a high temperature solution calorimeter. The enthalpies of dissolution of CeO2(s), ZrO2(s), Ce2Zr2O8(s) in liquid Na2O + MoO3 solvent (3:4 M ratio) at 986 K were measured employing a Calvet Calorimeter. The standard molar enthalpy of formation of the compound at 298 K (ΔfH°298) was calculated by combining the experimentally determined values of the reaction enthalpies with the auxiliary data from the literature. The standard molar enthalpy of formation (ΔfH°298) of Ce2Zr2O8 was found to be –(4344.0 ± 4.0) kJ mol−1. Ce2Zr2O8(s) is a metastable compound, which decomposes to Ce-rich ZrO2 and Zr-rich CeO2 fluorite-type phases, when heated above 1673 K. The extent of metastability of Ce2Zr2O8 compared to its stable decomposed products has been determined

  11. MATLAB-based Applications for Image Processing and Image Quality Assessment – Part II: Experimental Results

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper provides an overview of some possible usage of the software described in the Part I. It contains the real examples of image quality improvement, distortion simulations, objective and subjective quality assessment and other ways of image processing that can be obtained by the individual applications.

  12. Beyond Finitarity in Abstract Algebraic Logic II. From Theory to Applications

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    Wroclaw: University of Wroclav, 2015 - (Siemienczuk, K.; Skowron, B.; Selinger, M.). s. 11-12 ISBN 978-83-940690-0-1. [Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics /20./. 04.05.2015-08.05.2015, Szklarska Poreba] Institutional support: RVO:67985807 ; RVO:67985556

  13. Applications of labelled water in animal nutrition and physiology. II. Measurement of milk intake

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    The application and validity of isotopic water to measure the milk intake of suckling lambs and calves are discussed. A method using two isotopes of iodine is described. Partitioning the intake of water in the offspring into that from milk and that from other sources, using a double-labelled technique (tritium and deuterium), is also presented. (author)

  14. Numerical optimization of nitrogen application to rice. Part II. Field evaluations

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    ten Berge, H.F.M.; Qinghua, S.; Zhiming, Z.; Rao, K.S.; Riethoven, J.J.M.; Zhong, X.

    1997-01-01

    The MANAGE-N model (Part I; Ten Berge et al., this issue) was tested by comparing predicted and measured final crop biomass production for 48 rice cultivars under application of 0, 30–40, 60–80 and 90 to 120 kg urea-N per ha at Cuttack, India, during seven consecutive wet seasons. The overall coeffi

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission CE Leathers Company; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market- Based Rate...-referenced proceeding of CE Leathers Company's application for market-based rate authority, with...

  16. Pico Hydropower Application on Tidal Irrigation CanalSupporting The Indonesian Agricultural Activities Case Study: Telang II – Banyuasin

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    Full Text Available A review of waterwheel history has conducted to evaluate the possibility and thetechnology development in its relation to harvest the energy from the flowing water inand out of irrigation canal regarding the tidal movement. The study has conducted atthe east shore of South Sumatra. Hydro energy became a promising renewable energyin order to achieve at least 5% of total Indonesian national energy mix consumption in 2025. Tidal turbine energy is technologically potential for Indonesian futureregarding the beach of 81,000 kilometers long and 20 millions hectares of tidalswamp area out of 33 millions hectares available. Mechanical torque of 30 Nm isproduced by a waterwheel of 0.38 meter radius. An estimation of 60 watt at the peakof rain season could harvested from each tidal irrigation canal in Telang II. Thismechanical energy is applicable to generate small quantity water pump, water aerationinjector and small electric energy energy appliances.

  17. Imaging polar and dipolar sources of geophysical anomalies by probability tomography. Part II: Application to the Vesuvius volcanic area

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    2006-01-01

    In the previous part I, we have developed the generalized theory of the probability tomography method to image polar and dipolar sources of a vector or scalar geophysical anomaly field. The purpose of the new method was to improve the core-and-boundary resolution of the most probable buried sources of the anomalies detected in a datum domain. In this paper, which constitutes the part II of the same study, an application of the new approach to the Vesuvius volcano (Naples, Italy) is illustrated in detail by analyzing geoelectrical, self-potential and gravity datasets collected over the whole volcanic area. The purpose is to get new insights into the shallow structure and hydrothermal system of Vesuvius, and the deep geometry of the tectonic depression within which the volcano grew.

  18. The Interpretations and Applications of Boethius's Introduction to the Arithmetic II,1 at the End of the 10th Century

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    This paper deals with comments and glosses to the first chapter of the second book of Boethius's Introduction to Arithmetic from the last quarter of the 10th century. Those texts were written by Gerbert of Aurillac (Scholium ad Boethii Arithmeticam Institutionem l. II, c. 1), Abbo of Fleury (commentary on the Calculus by Victorius of Aquitaine, the so-called De numero, mensura et pondere), Notker of Liège (De superparticularibus) and by the anonymous author (De arithmetica Boetii). The main aim of this paper is to show that Boethius's statements about the converting numerical sequences to equality from this work could be interpreted minimally in two different ways. This paper discussed also the application of this topic in other liberal arts (like astronomy, music, grammar etc.) and in playing game called rithmomachia, the medieval philosophers' game.

  19. Assessment of very high-temperature reactors in process applications. Appendix II. VHTR process heat application studies

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    A critical review is presented of the technology and economics for coupling a very high-temperature gas-cooled reactor to a variety of process applications. It is concluded that nuclear steam reforming of light hydrocarbons for coal conversion could be a near-term alternative and that direct nuclear coal gasification could be a future consideration. Thermochemical water splitting appears to be more costly and its availability farther in the future than the coal-conversion systems. Nuclear steelmaking is competitive with the direct reduction of iron ore from conventional coal-conversion processes but not competitive with the reforming of natural gas at present gas prices. Nuclear process heat for petroleum refining, even with the necessary backup systems, is competitive with fossil energy sources. The processing with nuclear heat of oil shale and tar sands is of marginal economic importance. An analysis of peaking power applications using nuclear heat was also made. It is concluded that steam reforming methane for energy storage and production of peaking power is not a viable economic alternative, but that energy storage with a high-temperature heat transfer salt (HTS) is competitive with conventional peaking systems. An examination of the materials required in process heat exchangers is made

  20. Assessment of very high-temperature reactors in process applications. Appendix II. VHTR process heat application studies

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    Jones, J.E.; Gambill, W.R.; Cooper, R.H.; Fox, E.C.; Fuller, L.C.; Littlefield, C.C.; Silverman, M.D.

    1977-06-01

    A critical review is presented of the technology and economics for coupling a very high-temperature gas-cooled reactor to a variety of process applications. It is concluded that nuclear steam reforming of light hydrocarbons for coal conversion could be a near-term alternative and that direct nuclear coal gasification could be a future consideration. Thermochemical water splitting appears to be more costly and its availability farther in the future than the coal-conversion systems. Nuclear steelmaking is competitive with the direct reduction of iron ore from conventional coal-conversion processes but not competitive with the reforming of natural gas at present gas prices. Nuclear process heat for petroleum refining, even with the necessary backup systems, is competitive with fossil energy sources. The processing with nuclear heat of oil shale and tar sands is of marginal economic importance. An analysis of peaking power applications using nuclear heat was also made. It is concluded that steam reforming methane for energy storage and production of peaking power is not a viable economic alternative, but that energy storage with a high-temperature heat transfer salt (HTS) is competitive with conventional peaking systems. An examination of the materials required in process heat exchangers is made.

  1. Lifetimes of Excited Levels in 131Ce

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    LI Guang-Sheng; LI Xian-Feng; WEN Li-Jun; ZHENG Yong-Nan; ZHENG Yong; LIU Yun-Zuo; YUAN Guan-Jun; YANG Chun-Xiang; MENG Rui; ZHU Li-Hua; ZHANG Zhen-Long; WANG Yue; WANG Zhi-Min; WEN Shu-Xian; LU Jing-Bin; ZHAO Guang-Yi

    2004-01-01

    @@ The fusion-evaporation reaction 116Sn (1gF, p3n) 131 Ce at projectile energy of 95 MeV is used to populate high spin states in 131 Ce. The de-exciting γ-rays are detected in γ-γ coincidence measurement with Compton-suppressed BGO-HPGe detectors. Level lifetimes of 131 Ce were determined by using the Doppler shift attenuation method.The experimental results indicate that collectivity of 131 Ce is reduced relative to that of 130 Ce and it follows that deformation decreases with increase of the neutron number on the basis of systematic comparison of transition quadrupole moments for the light cerium isotopes.

  2. Application of ICHD-II criteria in a headache clinic of China.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: China has the huge map and the largest population in the world. Previous studies on the prevalence and classification of headaches were conducted based on the general population, however, similar studies among the Chinese outpatient population are scarce. This study aimed to analyze the characteristics of 1843 headache patients enrolled in a North China headache clinic of the General Hospital for Chinese People's Liberation Army from October 2011 to May 2012, with the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II. METHODS AND RESULTS: Personal interviews were carried out and a detailed questionnaire was used to collect medical records including age, sex and headache characteristics. Patients came from 28 regions of China with the median age of 40.9 (9-80 years and the female/male ratio of 1.67/1. The primary headaches (78.4% were classified as the following: migraine (39.1%, tension-type headache (32.5%, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (5.3% and other primary headache (1.5%. Among the rest patients, 12.9% were secondary headaches, 5.9% were cranial neuralgias and 2.5% were unspecified or not elsewhere classified. Fourteen point nine percent (275/1843 were given an additional diagnosis of chronic daily headache, including medication-overuse headache (MOH, 49.5%, chronic tension-type headache (CTTH, 32.7% and chronic migraine (CM, 13.5%. The visual analogue scale (VAS score of TTH with MOH was significantly higher than that of CTTH (6.8±2.0 vs 5.6±2.0, P<0.001. The similar result was also observed in VAS score between migraine with MOH and CM (8.0±1.5 vs 7.0±1.5, P = 0.004. The peak age at onset of TTH for male and female were both in the 3(rd decade of life. However, the age distribution at onset of migraine shows an obvious sex difference, i.e. the 2(nd decade for females and the 1(st decade for males. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study revealed the characteristics of the headache clinic

  3. CE8N -- A new generation of HF modified stainless steel for refinery service

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    Gapinski, G.E. [Wisconsin Centrifugal, Waukesha, WI (United States)

    1995-11-01

    A new generation of HF Modified stainless steel has been developed for hydrocracker/hydrotreater transfer line piping system applications. The new alloy, CE8N, contains lower carbon and higher nitrogen than previous versions of HF Modified. This new alloy offers improved aged toughness, increased resistance to sensitization, and enhanced polythionic acid-stress corrosion cracking resistance. Strength levels of the new alloy are somewhat below CE20N at temperatures up to 850 F (454 C).

  4. Conductivity ageing studies on 1M10ScSZ (M4+=Ce, Hf)

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    Omar, Shobit; Bin Najib, Waqas; Bonanos, Nikolaos

    2011-01-01

    The long-term conductivity stability is tested on zirconia based electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cell applications. The ageing studies have been performed on the samples of ZrO2 co-doped with 10mol% of Sc2O3 and 1mol% MO2, where M = Ce or Hf (denoted respectively 1Ce10ScSZ and 1Hf10Sc...

  5. Application of Zr/Ti-Pic in the adsorption process of Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) using adsorption physico-chemical models and thermodynamics of the process; Aplicacao de Zr/Ti-PILC no processo de adsorcao de Cu(II), Co(II) e Ni(II) utilizando modelos fisico-quimicos de adsorcao e termodinamica do processo

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    Guerra, Denis Lima; Airoldi, Claudio [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Dept. de Quimica Inorganica]. E-mail: dlguerra@iqm.unicamp.br; Lemos, Vanda Porpino; Angelica, Romulo Simoes [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPa), Belem (Brazil); Viana, Rubia Ribeiro [Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiaba (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Exatas e da Terra. Dept. de Recursos Minerais

    2008-07-01

    The aim of this investigation is to study how Zr/Ti-Pic adsorbs metals. The physico-chemical proprieties of Zr/Ti-Pic have been optimized with pillarization processes and Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) adsorption from aqueous solution has been carried out, with maximum adsorption values of 8.85, 8.30 and 7.78 x-1 mmol g{sup -1}, respectively. The Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin adsorption isotherm models have been applied to fit the experimental data with a linear regression process. The energetic effect caused by metal interaction was determined through calorimetric titration at the solid-liquid interface and gave a net thermal effect that enabled the calculation of the exothermic values and the equilibrium constant. (author)

  6. Ruthenium (II) complexes containing quinone based ligands: synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications

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    A series of ruthenium (II) complexes containing ONS and ONO donor ligands of general formula (RuX(CO)(B)(L)) (X = H or Cl; B = PPh3, AsPh3 or Py; L = mono negative tridentate ligand) were synthesized from the reactions of tridentate ligand with (RuHX(CO)(EPh3)2(B)) (X = H or Cl; E = P or As; B = PPh3, AsPh3 or Py) in 1:1 molar ratio. All the new complexes have been characterized by analytical and spectral (FT-IR, electronic, 1H, 13C and 31PNMR) data. They have been tentatively assigned an octahedral structure. The synthesized complexes have exhibited catalytic activity for oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde and cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone in the presence of N-methyl morpholine N-oxide (NMO) as co-oxidant. They were also found to catalyze the transfer hydrogenation of aliphatic and aromatic ketones to alcohols in KOH/lsopropanol. (author)

  7. Thermoeconomic optimization of three trigeneration systems using organic Rankine cycles: Part IIApplications

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    Highlights: ► Three new trigeneration systems (SOFC-trigeneration, biomass-trigeneration, and solar-trigeneration systems) are thermodynamically examined and assessed. ► The overall exergy efficiency for the SOFC-trigeneration system becomes the highest. ► The maximum costs per exergy unit for the SOFC-trigeneration system is approximately 38 $/GJ. ► The solar-trigeneration system offers the best thermoeconomic performance. - Abstract: In this part II of the study, three new trigeneration systems are examined. These systems are SOFC-trigeneration, biomass-trigeneration, and solar-trigeneration systems. This study reveals that the maximum trigeneration-exergy efficiencies are about 38% for the SOFC-trigeneration system, 28% for the biomass-trigeneration system and 18% for the solar-trigeneration system. Moreover, the maximum cost per exergy unit for the SOFC-trigeneration system is approximately 38 $/GJ, for the biomass-trigeneration system is 26 $/GJ, and for the solar-trigeneration system is 24 $/GJ. This study reveals that the solar-trigeneration system offers the best thermoeconomic performance among the three systems. This is because the solar-trigeneration system has the lowest cost per exergy unit. Furthermore, the solar-trigeneration system has zero CO2 emissions and it is based on a free renewable energy source

  8. THE APPLICATION OF RADAR IN THE UDF DURING WORLD WAR II

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Throughout the history of large decisive campaigns and wars, and more so when opposing forces are clearly defined, appearing on a massive scale, conventional weapons and methods of warfare are produced in enormous quantities, to be used by every able-bodied person available; this because every war holds the threat that a state of attrition will be reached when superiority in numbers will tip the scales. To bolster morale, to minimise what is indeed a fateful attitude, a great deal of effort and energy is devoted to developing the secret weapon, the one that will more than restore the balance. Such were in their time: ballistae, the short sword, bows and arrows, gunpowder, breech loading rifles, machine guns, submarines, aerial bombs, tanks, and poison gas. The World War II crop was roughly: Blitzkrieg, radar, V.-type bombs and the atomic bomb. Great leaps ahead like these, in advance of current practice, were the fruits of labour by devoted and untrammelled "Backroom Boys". They produced the strategic ideas and material which were then handed over to the combat forces to exploit tactically. With a strong element of secrecy and national security ever-present, it was invariably necessary to create new units in the field for such exploitation, rather than to extend the functions of existing organisations. It is against this background that the development of radar in the South African Armed Forces must be seen.

  9. Xenon oscillation in a large PHWR core (Atucha II type): TRISIC code applicability

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    A three dimensional nuclear reactor simulation code (TRISIC) was developed many years ago to design a PHWR (pressurizer heavy water reactors - Atucha type) based in the 'source-sink model' (heterogeneous theory). The limited processor computational performance available at that time was the constraint of the code when a detailed reactor description was necessary. A modern PC (pentium) code version with a full reactor core representation (461 fuel channels) including diagonal control rod banks and flux-reading detectors with theirs tube guide was used in the present paper for simulation of the Xenon transient when a local asymmetric perturbation was produced in a large core (Atucha II type). The results obtained and the computer time required for the 70 hour's simulation with an adequate time step, established the potential of the code to deal with this kind of transients. The paper shows that the method of TRISIC allows to detect and control azimuthal, radial and axial oscillation. This code is a proper way to elaborate a program of control rods movement from the flux reading detectors to damp the oscillation. TRISIC could also be a accurate tool to supervise the full core flux distribution in real time during the operation of the reactor. (author)

  10. Type-II generalized family-wise error rate formulas with application to sample size determination.

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    Delorme, Phillipe; de Micheaux, Pierre Lafaye; Liquet, Benoit; Riou, Jérémie

    2016-07-20

    Multiple endpoints are increasingly used in clinical trials. The significance of some of these clinical trials is established if at least r null hypotheses are rejected among m that are simultaneously tested. The usual approach in multiple hypothesis testing is to control the family-wise error rate, which is defined as the probability that at least one type-I error is made. More recently, the q-generalized family-wise error rate has been introduced to control the probability of making at least q false rejections. For procedures controlling this global type-I error rate, we define a type-II r-generalized family-wise error rate, which is directly related to the r-power defined as the probability of rejecting at least r false null hypotheses. We obtain very general power formulas that can be used to compute the sample size for single-step and step-wise procedures. These are implemented in our R package rPowerSampleSize available on the CRAN, making them directly available to end users. Complexities of the formulas are presented to gain insight into computation time issues. Comparison with Monte Carlo strategy is also presented. We compute sample sizes for two clinical trials involving multiple endpoints: one designed to investigate the effectiveness of a drug against acute heart failure and the other for the immunogenicity of a vaccine strategy against pneumococcus. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26914402

  11. Temperature dependence of the scintillation properties of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ

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    Kurosawa, Shunsuke, E-mail: kurosawa@imr.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan); Sugiyama, Makoto [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan); Yanagida, Takayuki [New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), 6-6-10 Aoba Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579 (Japan); Yokota, Yuui [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan); Yoshikawa, Akira [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan); New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), 6-6-10 Aoba Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579 (Japan)

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    The light output and decay times of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ scintillators depend on Ce concentration and temperature. We investigated the temperature dependence of the light output and the decay time for Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ doped with 0.3 (only GSO), 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mol% Ce. These samples were measured with a ruggedized photomultiplier (PMT) (Hamamatsu R6877A) at 175 Degree-Sign C (in the thermostat chamber). Up to 100 Degree-Sign C, the relative light output of all of the samples remained within 10% after correcting the PMT gain, which depends on the temperature. The decay times of the GSO and GSOZ samples with the identical Ce concentrations were equal. Moreover, the quenching energy values for all the samples were equivalent.

  12. Temperature dependence of the scintillation properties of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ

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    The light output and decay times of Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ scintillators depend on Ce concentration and temperature. We investigated the temperature dependence of the light output and the decay time for Ce:GSO and Ce:GSOZ doped with 0.3 (only GSO), 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mol% Ce. These samples were measured with a ruggedized photomultiplier (PMT) (Hamamatsu R6877A) at 175 °C (in the thermostat chamber). Up to 100 °C, the relative light output of all of the samples remained within 10% after correcting the PMT gain, which depends on the temperature. The decay times of the GSO and GSOZ samples with the identical Ce concentrations were equal. Moreover, the quenching energy values for all the samples were equivalent.

  13. Fatigue analysis methods of crack like defects: II. Applications and validations

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    Geometric singularities are parts of designed sharp notches. Their radii are not well defined and their small values give back impossible the definition of stress state in the tip. The conventional fatigue analysis methods are not applicable to such parts. The damaging process which leads to the initiation of cracking at the geometrical singularity necessarily affects a zone of a finite size which length should be a characteristic dimension of the microstructure of the material. This idea was advanced by others who showed that the results of staircase measurements of the endurance limit of sharply grooved specimens could be rationalized by assuming that the endurance limit measured on standard specimens had to be reached at a characteristic distance of the notch tip. This study presents the application of a simple analysis method based on maximal elastic stress component and a design fatigue curve. It is compared with a compilation of R.T. experimental results coming from different french laboratories

  14. Implementation of multivariable control techniques with application to Experimental Breeder Reactor II

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    After several successful applications to aerospace industry, the modern control theory methods have recently attracted many control engineers from other engineering disciplines. For advanced nuclear reactors, the modern control theory may provide major advantages in safety, availability, and economic aspects. This report is intended to illustrate the feasibility of applying the linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) compensator in nuclear reactor applications. The LQG design is compared with the existing classical control schemes. Both approaches are tested using the Experimental Breeder Reactor 2 (EBR-2) as the system. The experiments are performed using a mathematical model of the EBR-2 plant. Despite the fact that the controller and plant models do not include all known physical constraints, the results are encouraging. This preliminary study provides an informative, introductory picture for future considerations of using modern control theory methods in nuclear industry. 10 refs., 25 figs

  15. Monte Carlo simulations in medical technology- II. Application of Monte Carlo procedure to medical technology

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    Methods for Monte Carlo procedure in radiation measurement by SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) and 3-D PET (3-dimensional positron emission tomography) are described together with its application to develop and optimize the scattering correction method in 201Tl-SPECT. In the medical technology, the Monte Carlo simulation makes it possible to quantify the behavior of a photon like scattering and absorption, and which can be performed by the use of EGS4 simulation code consisting from Step A - E. With the method, data collection procedures of the diagnostic equipments for nuclear medicine and application to develop the transmission radiation source for SPECT are described. Precision of the scattering correction method is also evaluated in the SPECT by the Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation is a useful tool for evaluating the behavior of radiation in the human body which can not be actually measured. (K.H.)

  16. DC Microgrids –Part II: A Review of Power Architectures, Applications and Standardization

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    Dragicevic, Tomislav; Lu, Xiaonan; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez; Guerrero, Josep M.

    2016-01-01

    distribution applications such as traction, telecom, vehicular and distributed power systems can be classified under DC MG framework and ongoing development and expansion of the field is largely influenced by concepts used over there. This paper aims firstly to shed light on the practical design aspects of DC...... control and natural interface with renewable energy sources (RESs), electronic loads and energy storage systems (ESSs). With rapid emergence of these components in modern power systems, the importance of DC in today’s society is gradually being brought to a whole new level. A broad class of traditional DC...... MG technology concerning typical power hardware topologies and their suitability for different emerging smart grid applications. Then, an overview of the state of the art in DC MG protection and grounding is provided. Owing to the fact that there is no zero current crossing, an arc that appears upon...

  17. Application of Tin(II Chloride Catalyst for High FFA Jatropha Oil Esterification in Continuous Reactive Distillation Column

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    Full Text Available The application of heterogeneous solid acid catalysts in biodiesel production has become popular and gained significant attention over the last few years. It is since these types of catalysts hold the benefits in terms of easy separation from the product, reusability of the catalyst, high selectivity of the reaction. They are also considered sustainable and powerful particularly in organic synthesis. This work studied the use of tin(II chloride as solid Lewis acid catalyst to promote the esterification reaction of high Free Fatty Acid (FFA jatropha oil in continuous reactive distillation column. To obtain the optimum condition, the influences of reaction time, molar ratio of the reactant, and catalyst were investigated. It was revealed that the optimum condition was achieved at the molar ratio of methanol to FFA at 1:60, catalyst concentration of 5%, and reaction temperature of 60°C with the reaction conversion of 90%. This result was significantly superior to the identical reaction performed using batch reactor. The esterification of high FFA jatropha oil using reactive distillation in the presence of tin(II chloride provided higher conversion than that of Amberlyst-15 heterogeneous catalyst and was comparable to that of homogenous sulfuric acid catalyst, which showed 30 and 94.71% conversion, respectively. The esterification reaction of high FFA jatropha oil was subsequently followed by transesterification reaction for the completion of the biodiesel production. Transesterification was carried out at 60 °C, molar ratio of methanol to oil of 1:6, NaOH catalyst of 1%, and reaction time of one hour. The jatropha biodiesel product resulted from this two steps process could satisfy the ASTM and Indonesian biodiesel standard in terms of ester content (97.79 %, density, and viscosity. Copyright © 2016 BCREC GROUP. All rights reserved Received: 10th November 2015; Revised: 4th February 2016; Accepted: 4th February 2016 How to Cite: Kusumaningtyas

  18. Estimation of Parameters in Geotechnical Backanalysis: II. Application to a Tunnel Excavation Problem

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    Gens Solé, Antonio; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo

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    A general statistical framework to perform backanalysis in geotechnical problems from field instrumentation has been presented in a companion paper. Here, an application to a real case involving the excavation of a tunnel in stiff overconsolidated clay is described. Both, extensometer and inclinometer measurements are used as input data and elastic moduli of the ground and the value of the Ko coeficient are estimated. The finite element method is used as the computational proce...

  19. Gaussianizing the non-Gaussian lensing convergence field II. The applicability to noisy data

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    Yu, Yu; Zhang, Pengjie; Lin, Weipeng; Cui, Weiguang; Fry, James N.

    2012-01-01

    In paper I (Yu et al. [1]), we show through N-body simulation that a local monotonic Gaussian transformation can significantly reduce non-Gaussianity in a noise-free lensing convergence field. This makes the Gaussianization a promising theoretical tool to understand high-order lensing statistics. Here we present a study of its applicability in lensing data analysis, in particular when shape measurement noise is presented in lensing convergence maps. (i) We find that shape measurement noise si...

  20. Nonlinear Absorbing platinum(II) Acetylides for Optical Power Limiting Applications

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    Westlund, Robert

    2008-01-01

    During the past few decades, laser technology has had a strong impact on our society, providing important contributions to materials processing, data storage, communications, medicine, and defense applications. However, the progress in laser technology has also brought about the development of harmful portable high‐power lasers and tactical laser weapons. As a result, the hazard of being blinded by lasers (accidentally or from hostile use) has increased significantly. Hence, the need for prot...

  1. Studies on the percolation limit of Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 in La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 nanocomposites for solid oxide fuel cells application

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    Jamale, Atul P.; Jadhav, S. T.; Dubal, S. U.; Bhosale, C. H.; Jadhav, L. D.

    2015-10-01

    A large difference in thermal expansion coefficient of electrode and electrolyte leads to imperfect electrode/electrolyte interface and hence significant polarization losses in solid oxide fuel cells. To overcome the difficulties associated with electrode and electrode/electrolyte interface, there is need to fabricate the composite cathode. Thus the present paper deals with study of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ(LSCF)-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95(GDC) nanocomposite with different fractions of GDC obtained by physical mixing of combustion synthesized nanopowders. No secondary phases were observed upon sintering at 1100 °C for 2 h affirming the chemical compatibility between LSCF and GDC. The composites with relatively high GDC% have higher density as a consequence of rapid grain growth and less conductivity. The nanocomposite with 50% of GDC showed electric conductivity of 30 Scm-1 at 500 °C and low area specific resistance of 106 Ω cm2 with 10 μs relaxation time at 200 °C.

  2. Scintillation and Thermoluminescence Properties of a New Scintillator YPS:Ce

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    FENG He, DING Dong-Zhou, LI Huan-Ying, YANG Fan, LU Sheng, PAN Shang-Ke, CHEN Xiao-Feng,

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Cerium doped yttrium pyrosilicate Y2Si2O7:Ce(YPS single crystal was obtained through the floating zone method. The scintillation and thermoluminescence (TL properties of YPS:Ce were studied. The scintillation and optical properties of YPS:Ce crystal were characterized by light output, decay time and transmittance. Its potential application prospect as scintillation material was also evaluated. It was noticed that the decay time of YPS:Ce was about 30.16 ns, which was the fastest value in the cerium doped silicate scintillators. The traps in YPS:Ce were studied through TL spectrum. Three traps were detected in the temperature range of 300-500 K, corresponding to three trap in YPS:Ce sample. The physical parameters of these traps (including energy level, frequency factor were determined through fitting the 2D (temperature-luminescence intensity TL curve. Combined with 3D (temperature- wavelength-luminescence intensity TL spectra, the TL mode of YPS:Ce sample was proposed.

  3. Studies on Ca2+-Doped CeBr3 Scintillating Materials

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    Guss, P. [NSTec; Foster, M. E. [SNL; Wong, B. M. [SNL; Doty, F. P. [SNL; Shah, K. [RMD; Squillante, M. [RMD; Glodo, J. [RMD; Yuan, D. [NSTec

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    Despite the outstanding scintillation performance characteristics of cerium tribromide (CeBr3) and cerium-activated lanthanum tribromide (LaBr3:Ce), their commercial availability and application is limited due to the difficulties of growing large, crack-free single crystals from these fragile materials. The objective of this investigation was to employ aliovalent doping to increase crystal strength while maintaining the optical properties of the crystal. One divalent dopant (Ca2+) was investigated as a dopant to strengthen CeBr3 without negatively impacting scintillation performance. Ingots containing nominal concentrations of 1.9% of the Ca2+ dopant were grown. Preliminary scintillation measurements are presented for this aliovalently doped scintillator. Ca2+-doped CeBr3 exhibited little or no change in the peak fluorescence emission for 371 nm optical excitation for CeBr3. The structural, electronic, and optical properties of CeBr3 crystals were investigated using the density functional theory within generalized gradient approximation. The calculated lattice parameters are in good agreement with the experimental data. The energy band structures and density of states were obtained. The optical properties of CeBr3, including the dielectric function, were calculated.

  4. Search for half-metallic ferromagnetism in orthorhombic Ce(Fe/Cr)O3 perovskites

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    Abbad, A.; Benstaali, W.; Bentounes, H. A.; Bentata, S.; Benmalem, Y.

    2016-02-01

    The full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FPLAPW) method based on the density functional theory within the GGA and GGA+U, is used to investigate the structural, magnetic and half-metallic properties of the Pnma orthorhombic Cerium orthoferrite (CeFeO3) and Cerium orthochromite (CeCrO3). The calculated densities of states presented in this study identify the metallic behavior CeFeO3 when we use the GGA scheme, whereas when we use the GGA+U, we see that its exhibits half-metallic character with an integer magnetic moment of 24 μB per formula unit at its equilibrium volume. CeCrO3 is half-metallic for both approaches and of n type conductivity for GGA but p type conductivity for GGA+U. It is found that the majority of the magnetic moments of both compounds originate from the cerium sites since the f states of Ce are spin polarized. From the band structure and the densities of states analysis, we find that CeCrO3 and CeFeO3 are strong candidates for spintronic applications.

  5. Synthesis and luminescence of CePO4 and CePO4:Tb hollow and core-shell microspheres composed of single-crystal nanorods

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    Lanthanide phosphate microspheres composed of single-crystal CePO4 and CePO4:Tb nanorods were successfully synthesized, respectively, using the functionalized composite aggregate as a template, which is composed of P123, H6P4O13 and Ce3+, and also as a resource of reaction species with high chemical potential. The shape and the phase structure of the CePO4 nanocrystal can be easily controlled via adjusting reaction temperature, monomer concentration and annealing temperature. SEM images show the spherical superstructure composed of nanorods. HRTEM and SAED images reveal the single-crystalline nature of nanorod and TEM images show the hollow interiors of the superstructure. XRD patterns indicate that the crystal structure of the nanorods is hexagonal before and monoclinic after annealing. The formation mechanism was proposed. Strong UV and green luminescence were observed for the CePO4 and CePO4:Tb microspheres, respectively. The synthesis method can be extended to the fabrication of NRHS and core-shell microspheres of other rare-earth or doped LnPO4 materials for wide applications

  6. Application of chitosan as flocculant for coprecipitation of Mn(II) and suspended solids from dual-alkali FGD regenerating process.

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    Wu, Zhong-Biao; Ni, Wei-Min; Guan, Bao-Hong

    2008-04-01

    Heavy metals and suspended solid (SS) needed to be removed from the recirculation of dual-alkali flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system. The feasibility of coprecipitation of heavy metal and SS by water-soluble chitosan was studied in a lab scale experiment. The association between chitosan and metal ions was verified through DSC and FT-IR. The pH investigation revealed that at the pH ranged from 5 to 9, there were three stages for different actions: adsorption of chitosan for Mn(II), precipitation of manganese hydroxide and coprecipitation of manganese hydroxide and chitosan-Mn(II) complex. The ion selectivity experiments showed that the occurrence of Ca(II) in the solution had little influence on the adsorption of chitosan for Mn(II). The decrease rate of adsorption capacity was about 0.0023 mmol g(-1) per 1 mg L(-1) Ca(II). When adsorption and flocculation of chitosan occurred at the same time and at the sufficient addition of chitosan, chitosan not only made solids flocculate but also enhanced sorption capacity of chitosan. Application of chitosan for coprecipitation of Mn(II) and SS could remove Mn(II) efficiently and improve the settling characteristics of SS from dual-alkali FGD regenerating process. PMID:17764834

  7. Unstable magnetic moments in Ce compounds

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    The problems which are connected with the appearance or disappearance of local moments in metals are well reflected in the magnetic behaviour of Ce intermetallic compounds. This work describes experiments on two Ce compounds which are typical examples of unstable moment systems. The first of these is CeAl2 which at low temperatures, shows coexistence of antiferromagnetic order and the Kondo effect. Measurements are presented of the magnetization and the susceptibility in different magnetic field and temperature regions. An analysis of these measurements, using a model for the crystal field effects, shows the agreement between the measurements and the calculations to be reasonably good for CeAl2, but this agreement becomes worse upon decreasing Ce concentration. A phenomenological description of the observations is given. The second compound reported on is CeCu2Si2, the first 'heavy-fermion' superconductor to be investigated. The superconducting state is possibly formed by the quasi-particles of a non-magnetic many body singlet state, and not simply by the (sd) conduction electrons. This being a novel phenomenon, a number of experiments were performed to test this picture and to obtain a detailed description of the behaviour of CeCu2Si2. Measurements of the Meissner volume, confirmed the superconductivity to be intrinsic. (Auth.)

  8. Optically pumped planar waveguide lasers: Part II: Gain media, laser systems, and applications

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    Grivas, Christos

    2016-01-01

    The field of optically pumped planar waveguide lasers has seen a rapid development over the last two decades driven by the requirements of a range of applications. This sustained research effort has led to the demonstration of a large variety of miniature highly efficient laser sources by combining different gain media and resonator geometries. One of the most attractive features of waveguide lasers is the broad range of regimes that they can operate, spanning from continuous wave and single frequency through to the generation of femtosecond pulses. Furthermore, their technology has experienced considerable advances to provide increased output power levels, deriving benefits from the relative immunity from the heat generated in the gain medium during laser operation and the use of cladding-pumped architectures. This second part of the review on optically pumped planar waveguide lasers provides a snapshot of the state-of-the-art research in this field in terms of gain materials, laser system designs, and as well as a perspective on the status of their application as real devices in various research areas.

  9. 嫦娥三号姿轨控过程中GRAIL重力场模型的应用%Application of GRAIL Lunar Gravity Field Model in Attitude and Orbit Control for CE-3 Satellite

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    段建锋; 张宇; 陈明; 曹建峰; 王健

    2014-01-01

    嫦娥三号(CE-3)利用发动机力偶模式下喷气进行姿态控制,这对轨道的影响具有累积效应.GRAIL (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory,重力恢复与内部实验室)月球重力场模型是美国国家航空航天局进行GRAIL探月计划的科学成果.为与LP(Lunar Prospector,月球勘探者)等月球重力场模型的定轨精度进行比较,利用重叠弧段法,分别选取CE-3环月段100 km×100 km圆轨道及100 km×15 km椭圆轨道各约1d的重叠弧段,使用LP重力场模型及GRAIL重力场模型进行定轨分析,比较重叠弧段精度.结果表明:使用GRAIL重力场模型可以明显降低定轨测距残差RMS(Root Mean Square,均方根)值,同时可以使重叠弧段精度提高1个量级.

  10. Application of Functional Translation Theory in Scientific Paper C/E Translation%功能翻译理论指导下的科技论文英译研究

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    2012-01-01

    From the perspective of the functional translation theory,achieving the translation skopostheorie and the intended function in the target culture is the principle translators should observe.The function of scientific paper translation is to convey the relevant information in the most efficient way to the target audience.This paper has put forward a tentative research on scientific paper C/E translation by employing the functionally oriented top-down methodology recommended by the functional translation theory concerning text typology,Skopostheorie,translation action as well as function and loyalty principle,aiming at discovering proper translation strategies and methods,in the hope of improving scientific paper C/E translation quality.%以功能翻译理论的文本功能类型学、目的论、翻译行为理论和功能加忠诚理论等为切入点,运用"从全局到局部"的研究方法对科技论文英译进行功能分析,进而为科技论文英译提供实用的翻译策略和方法。

  11. Cost objective PLM and CE

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    2010-01-01

    Concurrent engineering taking into account product life-cycle factors seems to be one of the industrial challenges of the next years. Cost estimation and management are two main strategic tasks that imply the possibility of managing costs at the earliest stages of product development. This is why it is indispensable to let people from economics and from industrial engineering collaborates in order to find the best solution for enterprise progress for economical factors mastering. The objective of this paper is to present who we try to adapt costing methods in a PLM and CE point of view to the new industrial context and configuration in order to give pertinent decision aid for product and process choices. A very important factor is related to cost management problems when developing new products. A case study is introduced that presents how product development actors have referenced elements to product life-cycle costs and impacts, how they have an idea bout economical indicators when taking decisions during t...

  12. Application of Colorimetric Solid Phase Extraction (C-SPE) to Monitoring Nickel(II) and Lead(II) in Spacecraft Water Supplies

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    Diaz, Neil C.; Gazda, Daniel B.; Fritz, James S.; Porter, Marc D.; Rutz, Jeff; Mudgett, Paul; Schultz, John

    2004-01-01

    Archived water samples collected on the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth for analysis have, in a few instances, contained trace levels of heavy metals. Building on our previous advances using Colorimetric Solid Phase Extraction (C-SPE) as a biocide monitoring technique, we are devising methods for the low level monitoring of nickel(II), lead(II) and other heavy metals. C-SPE is a sorption-spectrophotometric platform based on the extraction of analytes onto a membrane impregnated with a colorimetric reagent that are then quantified on the surface of the membrane using a diffuse reflectance spectrophotometer. Along these lines, we have determined nickel(II) via complexation with dimethylglyoxime (DMG) and begun to examine the analysis of lead(II) by its reaction with 2,5- dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMTD) and 4-(2- pyridylazo)-resorcinol (PAR). These developments are also extending a new variant of C-SPE in which immobilized reagents are being incorporated into this methodology in order to optimize sample reaction conditions and to introduce the colorimetric reagent. This paper describes the status of our development of these two new methods.

  13. Self-consistent radiation-based simulation of electric arcs: II. Application to gas circuit breakers

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    Iordanidis, A. A.; Franck, C. M.

    2008-07-01

    An accurate and robust method for radiative heat transfer simulation for arc applications was presented in the previous paper (part I). In this paper a self-consistent mathematical model based on computational fluid dynamics and a rigorous radiative heat transfer model is described. The model is applied to simulate switching arcs in high voltage gas circuit breakers. The accuracy of the model is proven by comparison with experimental data for all arc modes. The ablation-controlled arc model is used to simulate high current PTFE arcs burning in cylindrical tubes. Model accuracy for the lower current arcs is evaluated using experimental data on the axially blown SF6 arc in steady state and arc resistance measurements close to current zero. The complete switching process with the arc going through all three phases is also simulated and compared with the experimental data from an industrial circuit breaker switching test.

  14. Ruthenium(ii) complexes with dppz: from molecular photoswitch to biological applications.

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    Li, Guanying; Sun, Lingli; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2016-09-14

    The DNA photoswitch [Ru(bpy)2dppz](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, dppz = dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) has attracted much attention and become a powerful tool for studying the interaction of metal polypyridyl complexes with DNA. A large number of Ru-dppz complexes have been designed for a wide range of uses in many fields. In this perspective, we first introduce the latest results of Ru-dppz complexes that bind with DNA. The mechanisms of the light-switch effect and the structural modifications of Ru-dppz systems are also briefly introduced. We also review the recent advances in biological applications of the Ru-dppz system in DNA binders, cellular imaging, anticancer drugs, protein aggregation detection and chemosensors. PMID:27426487

  15. Lead-acid batteries in micro-hybrid applications. Part II. Test proposal

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    Schaeck, S.; Stoermer, A.O. [BMW Group, 80788 Muenchen (Germany); Albers, J. [Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, 30419 Hannover (Germany); Weirather-Koestner, D. [ZSW Ulm, 89081 Ulm (Germany); Kabza, H. [Universitaet Ulm, Institut fuer Energiewandlung und -speicherung, 89081 Ulm (Germany)

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    In the first part of this work selected key parameters for applying lead-acid (LA) batteries in micro-hybrid power systems (MHPS) were investigated. Main results are integrated in an accelerated, comprehensive test proposal presented here. The test proposal aims at a realistic representation of the pSoC operation regime, which is described in Refs. The test is designed to be sensitive with respect to dynamic charge acceptance (DCA) at partially discharged state (critical for regenerative braking) and the internal resistance at high-rate discharge (critical for idling stop applications). First results are presented for up-to-date valve-regulated LA batteries with absorbent glass mat (AGM) separators. The batteries are close to the limits of the first proposal of pass/fail-criteria. Also flooded batteries were tested; the first out of ten units failed already. (author)

  16. PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF A MINIATURIZED INVERTED II SHAPED ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK APPLICATIONS

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    Full Text Available A compact and simple design of a CPW-fed planar antenna for wireless sensor network antenna application with a better size reduction is presented. The proposed antenna consists of an inverted ? shaped metal patch on a printed circuit board fed by a 50-O coplanar waveguide (CPW. The parametric analysis of length and width are made. The designed antenna’s physical dimensions are 32 mm (length x 26 mm (width x 1.6 mm (height. The antenna structure has been modeled and fabricated and its performance has been evaluated using a method of moment based electromagnetic simulator, IE3D .The return loss of -22.5 dB and VSWR of 1.34 dB are noted. The radiation pattern of the antenna proves that it radiates in all direction. The antenna is fabricated and tested and the measured results go in good agreement with simulated one.

  17. Transition operators in electromagnetic-wave diffraction theory. II - Applications to optics

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    Hahne, G. E.

    1993-01-01

    The theory developed by Hahne (1992) for the diffraction of time-harmonic electromagnetic waves from fixed obstacles is briefly summarized and extended. Applications of the theory are considered which comprise, first, a spherical harmonic expansion of the so-called radiation impedance operator in the theory, for a spherical surface, and second, a reconsideration of familiar short-wavelength approximation from the new standpoint, including a derivation of the so-called physical optics method on the basis of quasi-planar approximation to the radiation impedance operator, augmented by the method of stationary phase. The latter includes a rederivation of the geometrical optics approximation for the complete Green's function for the electromagnetic field in the presence of a smooth- and a convex-surfaced perfectly electrically conductive obstacle.

  18. RutheniumII Complexes bearing Fused Polycyclic Ligands: From Fundamental Aspects to Potential Applications

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this review, we first discuss the photophysics reported in the literature for mononuclear ruthenium complexes bearing ligands with extended aromaticity such as dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (DPPZ, tetrapyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c:3'',2''-h:2''',3'''-j]-phenazine (TPPHZ,  tetrapyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c:3'',2''-h:2''',3'''-j]acridine (TPAC, 1,10-phenanthrolino[5,6-b]1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene (PHEHAT 9,11,20,22-tetraaza- tetrapyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c:3'',2''-l:2''',3'''-n]pentacene (TATPP, etc. Photophysical properties of binuclear and polynuclear complexes based on these extended ligands are then reported. We finally develop the use of binuclear complexes with extended π-systems for applications such as photocatalysis.

  19. Lead-acid batteries in micro-hybrid applications. Part II. Test proposal

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    Schaeck, S.; Stoermer, A. O.; Albers, J.; Weirather-Koestner, D.; Kabza, H.

    In the first part of this work [1] selected key parameters for applying lead-acid (LA) batteries in micro-hybrid power systems (MHPS) were investigated. Main results are integrated in an accelerated, comprehensive test proposal presented here. The test proposal aims at a realistic representation of the pSoC operation regime, which is described in Refs. [1,6]. The test is designed to be sensitive with respect to dynamic charge acceptance (DCA) at partially discharged state (critical for regenerative braking) and the internal resistance at high-rate discharge (critical for idling stop applications). First results are presented for up-to-date valve-regulated LA batteries with absorbent glass mat (AGM) separators. The batteries are close to the limits of the first proposal of pass/fail-criteria. Also flooded batteries were tested; the first out of ten units failed already.

  20. A review of breast tomosynthesis. Part II. Image reconstruction, processing and analysis, and advanced applications.

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    Sechopoulos, Ioannis

    2013-01-01

    Many important post-acquisition aspects of breast tomosynthesis imaging can impact its clinical performance. Chief among them is the reconstruction algorithm that generates the representation of the three-dimensional breast volume from the acquired projections. But even after reconstruction, additional processes, such as artifact reduction algorithms, computer aided detection and diagnosis, among others, can also impact the performance of breast tomosynthesis in the clinical realm. In this two part paper, a review of breast tomosynthesis research is performed, with an emphasis on its medical physics aspects. In the companion paper, the first part of this review, the research performed relevant to the image acquisition process is examined. This second part will review the research on the post-acquisition aspects, including reconstruction, image processing, and analysis, as well as the advanced applications being investigated for breast tomosynthesis. PMID:23298127

  1. Gaussianizing the non-Gaussian lensing convergence field II: the applicability to noisy data

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    Yu, Yu; Lin, Weipeng; Cui, Weiguang; Fry, James N

    2012-01-01

    In paper I (Yu et al. 2011 [1]), we show through N-body simulation that a local monotonic Gaussian transformation can significantly reduce non-Gaussianity in noise-free lensing convergence field. This makes the Gaussianization a promising theoretical tool to understand high-order lensing statistics. Here we present a study of its applicability in lensing data analysis, in particular when shape measurement noise is presented in lensing convergence maps. (1) We find that shape measure- ment noise significantly degrades the Gaussianization performance and the degradation increases for shallower surveys. (2) Wiener filter is efficient to reduce the impact of shape measurement noise. The Gaussianization of the Wiener filtered lensing maps is able to suppress skewness, kurtosis, 5th- and 6th-order cumulants by a factor of 10 or more. It also works efficiently to reduce the bispectrum well to zero.

  2. The Electrodynamics of Inhomogeneous Rotating Media and the Abraham and Minkowski Tensors II: Applications

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    Goto, Shin-itiro; Walton, Timothy J

    2010-01-01

    Applications of the covariant theory of drive-forms are considered for a class of perfectly insulating media. The distinction between the notions of "classical photons" in homogeneous bounded and unbounded stationary media and in stationary unbounded magneto-electric media is pointed out in the context of the Abraham, Minkowski and symmetrized Minkowski electromagnetic stress-energy-momentum tensors. Such notions have led to intense debate about the role of these (and other) tensors in describing electromagnetic interactions in moving media. In order to address some of these issues for material subject to the Minkowski constitutive relations, the propagation of harmonic waves through homogeneous and inhomogeneous, isotropic plane-faced slabs at rest is first considered. To motivate the subsequent analysis on accelerating media two classes of electromagnetic modes that solve Maxwell's equations for uniformly rotating homogeneous polarizable media are enumerated. Finally it is shown that, under the influence of...

  3. Self-consistent radiation-based simulation of electric arcs: II. Application to gas circuit breakers

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    An accurate and robust method for radiative heat transfer simulation for arc applications was presented in the previous paper (part I). In this paper a self-consistent mathematical model based on computational fluid dynamics and a rigorous radiative heat transfer model is described. The model is applied to simulate switching arcs in high voltage gas circuit breakers. The accuracy of the model is proven by comparison with experimental data for all arc modes. The ablation-controlled arc model is used to simulate high current PTFE arcs burning in cylindrical tubes. Model accuracy for the lower current arcs is evaluated using experimental data on the axially blown SF6 arc in steady state and arc resistance measurements close to current zero. The complete switching process with the arc going through all three phases is also simulated and compared with the experimental data from an industrial circuit breaker switching test

  4. Forward Modelling of Standing Kink Modes in Coronal Loops II. Applications

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    Yuan, Ding

    2016-01-01

    Magnetohydrodynamic waves are believed to play a significant role in coronal heating, and could be used for remote diagnostics of solar plasma. Both the heating and diagnostic applications rely on a correct inversion (or backward modelling) of the observables into the thermal and magnetic structures of the plasma. However, owing to the limited availability of observables, this is an ill-posed issue. Forward Modelling is to establish a plausible mapping of plasma structuring into observables. In this study, we set up forward models of standing kink modes in coronal loops and simulate optically thin emissions in the extreme ultraviolet bandpasses, and then adjust plasma parameters and viewing angles to match three events of transverse loop oscillations observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. We demonstrate that forward models could be effectively used to identify the oscillation overtone and polarization, to reproduce the general profile of oscillation amplitude and phase, and t...

  5. Errors in second moments estimated from monostatic Doppler sodar winds. II. Application to field measurements

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    Gaynor, J. E.; Kristensen, Leif

    1986-01-01

    Observatory tower. The approximate magnitude of the error due to spatial and temporal pulse volume separation is presented as a function of mean wind angle relative to the sodar configuration and for several antenna pulsing orders. Sodar-derived standard deviations of the lateral wind component, before and......For pt.I see ibid., vol.3, no.3, p.523-8 (1986). The authors use the theoretical results presented in part I to correct turbulence parameters derived from monostatic sodar wind measurements in an attempt to improve the statistical comparisons with the sonic anemometers on the Boulder Atmospheric...... after the application of the spatial and temporal volume separation correction, are presented. The improvement appears to be significant. The effects of correcting for pulse volume averaging derived in part I are also discussed...

  6. Mathematical modeling of materially nonlinear problems in structural analyses, Part II: Application in contemporary software

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    Bonić Zoran

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents application of nonlinear material models in the software package Ansys. The development of the model theory is presented in the paper of the mathematical modeling of material nonlinear problems in structural analysis (part I - theoretical foundations, and here is described incremental-iterative procedure for solving problems of nonlinear material used by this package and an example of modeling of spread footing by using Bilinear-kinematics and Drucker-Prager mode was given. A comparative analysis of the results obtained by these modeling and experimental research of the author was made. Occurrence of the load level that corresponds to plastic deformation was noted, development of deformations with increasing load, as well as the distribution of dilatation in the footing was observed. Comparison of calculated and measured values of reinforcement dilatation shows their very good agreement.

  7. Calculated Hydroxyl A(sup 2)(Sigma) leads to...X(sup 2)II (0,0) Band Emission Rate Factors Applicable to Atmospheric Spectroscopy

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    Cageao, R. P.; Ha, Y. L.; Jiang, Y.; Morgan, M. F.; Yung, Y. L.; Sander, S. P.

    1996-01-01

    A calculation of the A(sup 2)(Sigma) leads to...X(sup 2)II (0,0) band emission rate factors and line center absorption cross sections of OH applicable to its measurement using solar resonant flourenscence in the terrestrial atmosphere is presented in this paper.

  8. Precise timing resolution measurements of GSO scintillators with different Ce concentrations combined with silicon photomultipliers

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    Okumura, Satoshi, E-mail: okumura.satoshi@c.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya (Japan); Yamamoto, Seiichi [Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya (Japan); Yeol Yeom, Jung [School of Biomedical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Shimura, Naoaki; Ishibashi, Hiroyuki [Hitachi Chemical, Ibaraki (Japan)

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    Ce doped Gd{sub 2}SiO{sub 5} (GSO) is a scintillator which has relatively fast decay time, high density, high light output, and is used for commercial PET systems. However as time-of-flight (TOF) PET systems become more popular in clinical diagnostic, GSO seems less attractive, because its performance is thought to be insufficient for use in TOF-PET application. Although the timing resolution of the GSO combined with photomultiplier tube (PMT) is known to be inappropriate for TOF-PET system, the performance of GSO coupled to silicon photomultipliers (Si-PM) has not been reported to date. In addition, GSO possesses a variety of decay times depending on its Ce concentration. We measured basic performance of GSOs with different Ce concentrations and then coupled them to Si-PMs to measure the precise timing resolution using a high bandwidth digital oscilloscope. The decay time of GSO with 0.4 mol% Ce were longer (63±4 ns) compared with those with 1.0 mol% (40±2 ns) and 1.5 mol% (33±1 ns). With a Si-PM, the photo-peak channels were almost the same for GSOs with 0.4 mol% Ce and those with 1.5 mol% Ce, but the GSO with 1.0 mol% Ce was ~25% higher. Energy resolutions of these three GSOs were ~13% full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) for 662 keV gamma photons without correcting for saturation effects. When coupled to Si-PMs, the timing resolution for GSO with 1.5 mol% Ce (decay time 33 ns) was 549 ps FWHM, almost good enough to use for TOF-PET system. The combination of GSO with 1.5 mol% Ce with Si-PM will be an interesting combination to realize low cost TOF-PET systems.

  9. Near-infrared emissions from Yb3+-doped CeO2 and Ce2Si2O7 films based on silicon substrates subjected to thermal treatment

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    Mu, Guangyao; Wang, Shenwei; Li, Ling; Yin, Xue; Huang, Miaoling; Yi, Lixin

    2016-05-01

    Photoluminescence properties of Yb3+-doped CeO2 films annealed in different atmospheres were investigated. CeO2:Yb3+ films were deposited by electron-beam evaporation technique. Near-infrared emission around 970 nm was observed after annealing the films both in air and in Ar-H2 atmosphere, which is attributed to the Yb3+:2F5/2 → 2F7/2 transition. Optimization of the Yb3+ concentration for the 970 nm luminescence yield was also investigated. Characterized by different methods, Ce2Si2O7 was formed in the films annealed in reducing atmosphere, which was expected to be more applicable for the silicon-based optoelectronic applications.

  10. Study of infrared scintillations in gaseous and liquid argon - Part II: light yield and possible applications

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    Bondar, A; Dolgov, A; Grebenuk, A; Peleganchuk, S; Shekhtman, V Porosev L; Shemyakina, E; Sokolov, A

    2012-01-01

    We present here a comprehensive study of the light yield of primary and secondary scintillations produced in gaseous and liquid Ar in the near infrared (NIR) and visible region, at cryogenic temperatures. The measurements were performed using Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes (GAPDs) and pulsed X-ray irradiation. The primary scintillation yield of the fast emission component in gaseous Ar was found to be independent of temperature in the range of 87-160 K; it amounted to 17000+/-3000 photon/MeV in the NIR in the range of 690-1000 nm. In liquid Ar at 87 K, the primary scintillation yield of the fast component was considerably reduced, amounting to 510+/-90 photon/MeV, in the range of 400-1000 nm. Proportional NIR scintillations (electroluminescence) in gaseous Ar were also observed; their amplification parameter at 160 K was measured to be 13 photons per drifting electron per kV. No proportional scintillations were observed in liquid Ar up to the electric fields of 30 kV/cm. The applications of NIR scintillati...

  11. Decreased electrochromism in Li-intercalated Ti oxide films containing La, Ce, and Pr

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    Films of Ti endash La oxide, Ti endash Ce oxide, and Ti endash Pr oxide were produced by reactive dc magnetron sputtering. Their composition was determined by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. X-ray diffractometry and infrared absorption spectroscopy indicated that the microstructure was heavily disordered and in most cases Ti-oxidelike. Electrochemical Li intercalation/deintercalation was studied by cyclic voltammetry, and ensuing optical data were recorded by spectrophotometry. Ce addition diminished the electrochromism, and films with Ce/Ti atom ratios exceeding 0.3 were almost fully transparent irrespective of their lithiation, pointing at the potential applications of such films as counter electrodes in transparent electrochromic devices. The optical and electrochemical data were discussed in terms of a model based on electron insertion/extraction in 4f states located in the gap between the valence and conduction bands of CeO2. copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  12. Decreased electrochromism in Li-intercalated Ti oxide films containing La, Ce, and Pr

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    Kullman, L.; Azens, A.; Granqvist, C. G.

    1997-06-01

    Films of Ti-La oxide, Ti-Ce oxide, and Ti-Pr oxide were produced by reactive dc magnetron sputtering. Their composition was determined by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. X-ray diffractometry and infrared absorption spectroscopy indicated that the microstructure was heavily disordered and in most cases Ti-oxidelike. Electrochemical Li intercalation/deintercalation was studied by cyclic voltammetry, and ensuing optical data were recorded by spectrophotometry. Ce addition diminished the electrochromism, and films with Ce/Ti atom ratios exceeding 0.3 were almost fully transparent irrespective of their lithiation, pointing at the potential applications of such films as counter electrodes in transparent electrochromic devices. The optical and electrochemical data were discussed in terms of a model based on electron insertion/extraction in 4f states located in the gap between the valence and conduction bands of CeO2.

  13. Fruit juice extract mediated synthesis of CeO2 nanoparticles for antibacterial and photocatalytic activities

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    Reddy Yadav, L. S.; Manjunath, K.; Archana, B.; Madhu, C.; Raja Naika, H.; Nagabhushana, H.; Kavitha, C.; Nagaraju, G.

    2016-05-01

    Ceria ( CeO2 is a technologically important rare-earth material because of its unique properties and various engineering/biological applications. In the present work, cerium oxide nanoparticles have been prepared by a simple solution combustion method using watermelon juice as a novel combustible fuel. The structure and morphology of the synthesized CeO2 nanoparticles were analyzed using various analytical tools such as PXRD, FTIR, Raman, UV-Visible and SEM. PXRD pattern confirms that the prepared material is composed of cubic-phase cerium oxide nanoparticles. Photocatalytic degradation of Methylene blue dye using CeO2 nanoparticles shows 98% of degradation in UV irradiations. Furthermore the antibacterial properties of CeO2 nanoparticles were investigated by their bacterial activity against two bacterial strains using the agar well diffusion method.

  14. Hydrogenation of the intermediate valence ternary stannides CeRhSn and CeIrSn

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    Chevalier, Bernard; Sebastian, C. P.; Pöttgen, Rainer

    2006-01-01

    CeRhSn and CeIrSn were synthesized from the elements via arc-melting. A single crystal from the CeIrSn sample was investigated on the basis of X-ray diffractometer data: ZrNiAl type, P2m, a=743.8(2), c=407.58(7) pm, wR2=0.0308, 352 F2 values and 14 variable parameters. An important structural feature of CeIrSn are relatively short Cesingle bondIr distances (4×303 and 1×308 pm). Hydrogenation of these ternary stannides leads to the formation of the new hydrides CeRhSnH0.8 and CeIrSnH0.7 which ...

  15. Drag force, diffusion coefficient, and electric mobility of small particles. II. Application.

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    Li, Zhigang; Wang, Hai

    2003-12-01

    We propose a generalized treatment of the drag force of a spherical particle due to its motion in a laminar fluid media. The theory is equally applicable to analysis of particle diffusion and electric mobility. The focus of the current analysis is on the motion of spherical particles in low-density gases with Knudsen number Kn>1. The treatment is based on the gas-kinetic theory analysis of drag force in the specular and diffuse scattering limits obtained in a preceding paper [Z. Li and H. Wang, Phys. Rev. E., 68, 061206 (2003)]. Our analysis considers the influence of van der Waals interactions on the momentum transfer upon collision of a gas molecule with the particle and expresses this influence in terms of an effective, reduced collision integral. This influence is shown to be significant for nanosized particles. In the present paper, the reduced collision integral values are obtained for specular and diffuse scattering, using a Lennard-Jones-type potential energy function suitable for the interactions of a gas molecule with a particle. An empirical formula for the momentum accommodation function, used to determine the effective, reduced collision integral, is obtained from available experimental data. The resulting treatment is shown to be accurate for interpreting the mobility experiments for particles as small as approximately 1 nm in radius. The treatment is subsequently extended to the entire range of the Knudsen number, following a semiempirical, gas-kinetic theory analysis. We demonstrate that the proposed formula predicts very well Millikan's oil-droplet experiments [R. A. Millikan, Philos. Mag. 34, 1 (1917); Phys. Rev. 22, 1 (1923)]. The rigorous theoretical foundation of the proposed formula in the Kn>1 limit makes the current theory far more general than the semiempirical Stokes-Cunningham formula in terms of the particle size and condition of the fluid and, therefore, more attractive than the Stokes-Cunningham formula. PMID:14754192

  16. Transparent stacked organic light emitting devices. II. Device performance and applications to displays

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    Gu, G.; Parthasarathy, G.; Tian, P.; Burrows, P. E.; Forrest, S. R.

    1999-10-01

    Vertical stacking of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) that emit the three primary colors is shown to be a means for achieving efficient and bright full-color displays. In Paper I, we addressed stacked OLED (SOLED) design and fabrication principles to optimize emission colors, operating voltage, and efficiency. Here, we present results on two different (metal-containing and metal-free cathode) SOLED structures that exhibit performance suitable for many full-color display applications. The operating voltages at 10 mA/cm2 (corresponding to video display brightnesses) are 6.8, 8.5, and 12.1 V for the red (R), green (G), and blue (B) elements of the metal-containing SOLED, respectively. The respective subpixel luminous efficiencies are 0.53, 1.44, and 1.52 cd/A, and the Commission Internationale de L'Éclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates are (0.72, 0.28), (0.42, 0.56), and (0.20, 0.22). In the high transparency metal-free SOLED, an insulating layer was inserted between the two upper subpixels to allow for independent grounding of all color emitters in the stack. At operating voltages of 12-14 V, video display brightnesses were achieved with luminous efficiencies of 0.35, 1.36, and 1.05 cd/A for the R, G, and B subpixels, respectively. The respective CIE coordinates for R, G, and B emissions are (0.72, 0.28), (0.26, 0.63), and (0.17, 0.28) in the normal viewing direction, shifting inperceptibly as the viewing angle is increased to as large as 60°. Finally, we discuss addressing schemes of SOLED displays, and compare them with other strategies for achieving full-color, OLED-based displays.

  17. Structural and magnetic properties of Ce/Fe and Ce/FeCoV multilayers

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    Tixier, S.; Boeni, P. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Mannix, D.; Stirling, W.G. [Liverpool Univ. (United Kingdom); Lander, G.H.

    1997-09-01

    Ce/Fe and Ce/FeCoV multilayers have been grown by magnetron sputtering. The interfaces are well defined and the layers are crystalline down to an individual layer thickness of 20 A. Ce/FeCoV multilayers show sharper interfaces than Ce/Fe but some loss of crystallinity is observed. Hysteresis loops obtained by SQUID show different behaviour of the bulk magnetisation as a function of the layer thickness. Fe moments are found by Moessbauer spectroscopy to be perpendicular to the interfaces for multilayers with small periodicity. (author) 2 figs., 2 refs.

  18. Magnetic and transport properties of CePdAs and CePdSb

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    The results of measurements of electrical resistivity ρ, magnetic susceptibility χ, magnetization M and specific heat C are reported on single-crystalline samples of CePdAs and CePdSb. As for CePdAs, ρ(T) perpendicular to the c-axis behaves like a metal and a sharp drop appears around 4 K corresponding to the magnetic transition. But ρ(T) parallel to the c-axis shows a maximum at about 10 K and semiconducting behavior at high temperature. ρ(T) perpendicular to the c-axis on CePdSb shows the same metallic behavior as in the case of CePdAs. The strong aniosotropy in ρ(T) suggests that CePdAs and CePdSb are better characterized as quasi-two-dimensional electrical conductors. This anisotropy is also manifested in χ and M. χ(T) and M(H) along the c-axis of CePdAs and CePdSb exhibits antiferromagnetic ordering at 4 and 17 K, respectively. But χ(T) along the a-axis increases, with decreasing temperature following Curie-Weiss-like behavior of a ferromagnet. (orig.)

  19. Transendoscopic application of CO II laser irradiation using the OmniGuide fiber to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate in the horse

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    Tate, Lloyd P., Jr.

    2006-02-01

    Transendoscopic laser surgery has been performed in horses since 1984. It is used to treat many upper respiratory disorders, as well as urogenital diseases. Initially, the Nd:YAG laser was the laser of choice until the early 1990s, when smaller, more compact diode lasers entered the veterinary field. In the mid 1980s, several attempts were made to transmit CO II laser energy transendoscopically. True success was not obtained until 2004 when the OmniGuide CO II Fiber was fabricated. Although there is attenuation of energy, this very flexible fiber allows the CO II laser to be used transendoscopically for incision and ablation of tissue. Intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate has more recently been treated using a diode laser and contact fiber to scarify the caudal border of the soft palate. This procedure was initially reported as being performed in combination with a myectomy. The CO II laser's fiber was used in eight cases. It offered no touch technique and allowed improved visualization of the target tissue. Both healing and recuperation time were reduced, compared to other wavelengths transmitted through solid quartz fiber. The OmniGuide Fiber can be coupled to the output port of CO II lasers commonly used in veterinary medicine. Transendoscopic application of the CO II laser is advantageous in that there is no endoscopic white-out, no volume heating of tissue, and it provides an accurate means of performing upper respiratory surgery in the standing horse.

  20. Radon gamma-ray spectrometry with YAP:Ce scintillator

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    Plastino, W; De Notaristefani, F

    2002-01-01

    The detection properties of a YAP:Ce scintillator (YAlO sub 3 :Ce crystal) optically coupled to a Hamamatsu H5784 photomultiplier with standard bialkali photocathode have been analyzed. In particular, the application to radon and radon-daughters gamma-ray spectrometry was investigated. The crystal response has been studied under severe extreme conditions to simulate environments of geophysical interest, particularly those found in geothermal and volcanic areas. Tests in water up to a temperature of 100 deg.C and in acids solutions such as HCl (37%), H sub 2 SO sub 4 (48%) and HNO sub 3 (65%) have been performed. The measurements with standard radon sources provided by the National Institute for Metrology of Ionizing Radiations (ENEA) have emphasized the non-hygroscopic properties of the scintillator and a small dependence of the light yield on temperature and HNO sub 3. The data collected in this first step of our research have pointed out that the YAP:Ce scintillator can allow high response stability for rad...

  1. Ni-CeO2 Cermets Synthesis by Solid State Sintering of Ni/CeO2 Multilayer

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    Aleksandras ILJINAS

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Nickel and gadolinium doped cerium oxide (GDC cermet is intensively investigated for an application as an anode material for solid oxide fuel cells based on various electrolytes. The purpose of the present investigation is to analyze morphology, microstructure, and optical properties of deposited and annealed for one hour in the temperatures from 500 ºC to 900 ºC Ni/CeO2 multilayer thin films deposited by sputtering. The crystallographic structure of thin films was investigated by X-ray diffraction. The morphology of the film cross-section was investigated with scanning electron microscope. The elemental analysis of samples was investigated by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The fitting of the optical reflectance data was made using Abeles matrix method that is used for the design of interference coatings. The film cross-section of the post-annealed samples consisted of four layers. The first CeO2 layer (on Si had the same fine columnar structure with no features of Ni intermixing. The part of Ni (middle-layer after annealing was converted to NiO with grain size exceeding 100 nm. The CeO2 layer deposited on Ni was divided into two layers. Lower layer had small grains not exceeding 25 nm and consisting of NiO and CeO2 mixture. Upper layer consisted of CeO2 columns with approximate thickness of 50 nm. Ni sample annealed at 600 ºC was fully oxidized. The NiO thickness and refraction index were almost steady after annealing in various temperatures. The approximation of experimental reflectance data was successful only for the samples with one transparent homogeneous layer. The reflectance of the Ni/CeO2 samples annealed at intermediate temperatures could not be fitted using one-layer or three-layer model. That may show that a simplified model could not be implemented. The real system has complicated distribution of refraction index. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.4.3073

  2. Safety training and safe operating procedures written for PBFA (Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator) II and applicable to other pulsed power facilities

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    Donovan, G.L.; Goldstein, S.A.

    1986-12-01

    To ensure that work in advancing pulsed power technology is performed with an acceptably low risk, pulsed power research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories must satisfy general safety guidelines established by the Department of Energy, policies and formats of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES and H) Department, and detailed procedures formulated by the Pulsed Power Sciences Directorate. The approach to safety training and to writing safe operating procedures, and the procedures presented here are specific to the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator II (PBFA II) Facility but are applicable as guidelines to other research and development facilities which have similar hazards.

  3. Safety training and safe operating procedures written for PBFA [Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator] II and applicable to other pulsed power facilities

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    To ensure that work in advancing pulsed power technology is performed with an acceptably low risk, pulsed power research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories must satisfy general safety guidelines established by the Department of Energy, policies and formats of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES and H) Department, and detailed procedures formulated by the Pulsed Power Sciences Directorate. The approach to safety training and to writing safe operating procedures, and the procedures presented here are specific to the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator II (PBFA II) Facility but are applicable as guidelines to other research and development facilities which have similar hazards

  4. Full-Disk Chromospheric Vector Magnetograms with Ca II 854.2 nm line: Some Promising Applications

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    Gosain, Sanjay; Harvey, J. W.; Harker, Brian; Pillet, V. M.; Pevtsov, Alexei A.; Marble, Andrew R.; Bertello, Luca; + SOLIS-Team

    2016-05-01

    Over the last decade, the focus of solar magnetometry has shifted outward from the photosphere to the chromospheric layers. The reasons for this are many. With regards to instrumentation faster detectors with more sensitivity have become available, as have fast electro-optic modulators. Also, there are several potential benefits of observing vector fields in the chromospheric layer as the magnetic field is more force-free in this layer as compared to the photosphere. Coronal force-free field extrapolations are more reliable using chromospheric fields as the lower boundary condition and free magnetic energy is readily computed using the magnetic virial theorem. Recently, a full Stokes polarimeter for the chromospheric Ca II 854.2 nm spectral line was developed and installed in the Vector Spectromagnetograph (VSM) instrument on the Synoptic Optical Long-term Investigations of the Sun (SOLIS) telescope. We present details of this new polarimeter, full disk spectropolarimetric observations and vector magnetograms of the chromosphere, and examples of some promising applications (e.g., maps of normal component of electric current density in the chromosphere, free magnetic energy estimated using virial theorem, and non-potentiality parameter magnetic shear angle).This work utilizes SOLIS data obtained by the NSO Integrated Synoptic Program (NISP), managed by the National Solar Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation

  5. The crystal structures of m,o-Ce3Pt4Sn6 and Ce1-xPt6Al13+2x

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    Paschinger, Werner; Yubuta, Kunio; Saiga, Yuta; Takabatake, Toshiro; Giester, Gerald; Rogl, Peter

    2016-05-01

    The crystal structures of two novel ternary compounds, Ce3Pt4Sn6 and Ce1-xPt6Al13+2x (x = 0.207), have been derived by direct methods from X-ray single crystal data. Whereas Ce1-xPt6Al13+2x is of a new structure type (a = 1.42224(2) nm, c = 0.87367(1) nm, space group P 6 bar 2 m), Ce3Pt4Sn6 was found to crystallize in two different crystal modifications, (i) a monoclinic variant (a = 0.93682(2) nm, b = 0.46145(1) nm, c = 1.40434(3) nm, β = 99.635(1)°, space group P21/m), which is isotypic with the Y3Pt4Ge6-type and (ii) an orthorhombic modification (a = 2.76394(4) nm, b = 0.460588(7) nm, c = 0.93530(1) nm, space group Pnma), which crystallizes with the ordered Pr3Pt4Ge6-type. For the monoclinic arrangement m-Ce3Pt4Sn6 an intrinsically defect growth pattern was found - it grows in two related motifs (opposite directions of pentagonal units) in the ratio of 90% : 10% ensuring a stoichiometric composition. TEM observation directly revealed intrinsic building defects detected by single crystal X-ray diffraction for m-Ce3Pt4Sn6. Diffuse streaks in electron diffraction and inhomogeneous contrasts in a high resolution TEM image indicate the existence of a random stacking sequence between two related motifs.

  6. Multinary I-III-VI2 and I2-II-IV-VI4 Semiconductor Nanostructures for Photocatalytic Applications.

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    Regulacio, Michelle D; Han, Ming-Yong

    2016-03-15

    are the multinary chalcogenide semiconductors (MCSs), which include the ternary I-III-VI2 semiconductors (e.g., AgGaS2, CuInS2, and CuInSe2) and the quaternary I2-II-IV-VI4 semiconductors (e.g., Cu2ZnGeS4, Cu2ZnSnS4, and Ag2ZnSnS4). These inorganic compounds consist of environmentally benign elemental components, exhibit excellent light-harvesting properties, and possess band gap energies that are well-suited for solar photon absorption. Moreover, the band structures of these materials can be conveniently modified through alloying to boost their ability to harvest visible photons. In this Account, we provide a summary of recent research on the use of ternary I-III-VI2 and quaternary I2-II-IV-VI4 semiconductor nanostructures for light-induced photocatalytic applications, with focus on hydrogen production and organic dye degradation. We include a review of the solution-based methods that have been employed to prepare multinary chalcogenide semiconductor nanostructures of varying compositions, sizes, shapes, and crystal structures, which are factors that are known to have significant influence on the photocatalytic activity of semiconductor photocatalysts. The enhancement of photocatalytic performance through creation of hybrid nanoscale architectures is also presented. Lastly, views on the current challenges and future directions are discussed in the concluding section. PMID:26864703

  7. CeRh3B2: A ferromagnet with anomalously large Ce 5d spin and orbital magnetic moments

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    We report a high-energy magnetic-Compton-scattering study performed on the ferromagnet CeRh3B2. This technique solely measures the electron spin magnetic moments. In contrast to a number of Ce intermetallics with nonmagnetic elements, the Ce 5d spin moment is found to be large and parallel to the Ce 4f spin moment. Therefore the Kondo effect does not play a key role for CeRh3B2. The inferred large Ce 5d orbital magnetic moment is a signature of the strong spin-orbit interaction for the Ce 5d band. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

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

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

    2016-09-01

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

  9. Effect of Ce Doping on RGO-TiO2 Nanocomposite for High Photoelectrocatalytic Behavior

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ce doped RGO-TiO2 composite films on ITO substrates were prepared by sol-gel process using tetrabutyl titanate and reduced graphene oxide (RGO as the starting materials. The sample was designed for the photoelectrocatalytic applications. The obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. The results showed that doping of Ce on RGO-TiO2 composite film inhibited the TiO2 anatase-rutile phase transformation. In this case, Ce atoms could serve as dispersion oxide and suppress the recombination of photoinduced electron-hole pairs. Besides, the change in absorbance from UV to visible region was observed in Ce doped RGO-TiO2 nanocomposite films. The Ce doped RGO-TiO2 composite film showed higher photoelectrochemical performance than that of RGO-TiO2 composite and pure TiO2 under solar simulator irradiation. The main reason might be attributed to the optimum content of Ce that could act as electrons acceptor to hinder the recombination loss and facilitate the better transportation for photoinduced charge carriers.

  10. Results for aliovalent doping of CeBr{sub 3} with Ca{sup 2+}

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    Guss, Paul, E-mail: gusspp@nv.doe.gov [Remote Sensing Laboratory – Nellis, P. O. Box 98521, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8521 (United States); Foster, Michael E.; Wong, Bryan M.; Patrick Doty, F. [Materials Chemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories, California, P. O. Box 969, Livermore, California 94551-0969 (United States); Shah, Kanai; Squillante, Michael R.; Shirwadkar, Urmila; Hawrami, Rastgo; Tower, Joshua [Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., 44 Hunt Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472 (United States); Yuan, Ding [National Security Technologies, LLC, Los Alamos Operations, P. O. Box 809, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544-0809 (United States)

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    Despite the outstanding scintillation performance characteristics of cerium tribromide (CeBr{sub 3}) and cerium-activated lanthanum tribromide, their commercial availability and application are limited due to the difficulties of growing large, crack-free single crystals from these fragile materials. This investigation employed aliovalent doping to increase crystal strength while maintaining the optical properties of the crystal. One divalent dopant (Ca{sup 2+}) was used as a dopant to strengthen CeBr{sub 3} without negatively impacting scintillation performance. Ingots containing nominal concentrations of 1.9% of the Ca{sup 2+} dopant were grown, i.e., 1.9% of the CeBr{sub 3} molecules were replaced by CaBr{sub 2} molecules, to match our target replacement of 1 out of 54 cerium atoms be replaced by a calcium atom. Precisely the mixture was composed of 2.26 g of CaBr{sub 2} added to 222.14 g of CeBr{sub 3}. Preliminary scintillation measurements are presented for this aliovalently doped scintillator. Ca{sup 2+}-doped CeBr{sub 3} exhibited little or no change in the peak fluorescence emission for 371 nm optical excitation for CeBr{sub 3}. The structural, electronic, and optical properties of CeBr{sub 3} crystals were studied using the density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation. Calculated lattice parameters are in agreement with the experimental data. The energy band structures and density of states were obtained. The optical properties of CeBr{sub 3}, including the dielectric function, were calculated.

  11. Results for aliovalent doping of CeBr3 with Ca2+

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    Despite the outstanding scintillation performance characteristics of cerium tribromide (CeBr3) and cerium-activated lanthanum tribromide, their commercial availability and application are limited due to the difficulties of growing large, crack-free single crystals from these fragile materials. This investigation employed aliovalent doping to increase crystal strength while maintaining the optical properties of the crystal. One divalent dopant (Ca2+) was used as a dopant to strengthen CeBr3 without negatively impacting scintillation performance. Ingots containing nominal concentrations of 1.9% of the Ca2+ dopant were grown, i.e., 1.9% of the CeBr3 molecules were replaced by CaBr2 molecules, to match our target replacement of 1 out of 54 cerium atoms be replaced by a calcium atom. Precisely the mixture was composed of 2.26 g of CaBr2 added to 222.14 g of CeBr3. Preliminary scintillation measurements are presented for this aliovalently doped scintillator. Ca2+-doped CeBr3 exhibited little or no change in the peak fluorescence emission for 371 nm optical excitation for CeBr3. The structural, electronic, and optical properties of CeBr3 crystals were studied using the density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation. Calculated lattice parameters are in agreement with the experimental data. The energy band structures and density of states were obtained. The optical properties of CeBr3, including the dielectric function, were calculated

  12. Different magnetic behaviour of the Kondo compounds Al3Ce and Al11Ce3

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    Neutron diffraction experiments on the Al3Ce and Al11Ce3 compounds have been performed on the multidetector of the I.L.L. high flux reactor. No magnetic structure has been detected on the Al3Ce compound down to 20 mK. This confirms the non magnetic ground state of Al3Ce. For Al11Ce3, two magnetic structures have been observed: a ferromagnetic one at 4.2 K and an antiferromagnetic one at 2 K. The antiferromagnetic structure, which corresponds to a propagation vector (0,0,1/3), implies a strong reduction of the magnetic moment of determined sites; this reflects the Kondo character of the compounds

  13. Functionalisation of bolaamphiphiles with mononuclear bis(2,2 '-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) complexes for application in self assembled monolayers

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    Killeen, JS; Browne, WR; Skupin, M; Fuhrhop, JH; Vos, JG

    2003-01-01

    A novel ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex connected covalently to a bolaamphiphile, containing amide linkages to provide rigidity via hydrogen bonding in the monolayer, has been prepared. The ruthenium( II) complexes of this ligand and of the intermediates in the synthesis were prepared by modi. cat

  14. 25 CFR 547.7 - What are the minimum technical hardware standards applicable to Class II gaming systems?

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    2010-04-01

    ... authority. (k) Door access detection. All components of the Class II gaming system that are locked in order... Class II gaming system component that reads account access media shall be located within a secure... direct control of a gaming operation employee or agent shall be located within a secure, locked...

  15. Daylight photocatalysis performance of biomorphic CeO2 hollow fibers prepared with lens cleaning paper as biotemplate

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    Highlights: ► A novel, simple and eco-friendly approach for hierarchical, biomorphic CeO2 hollow fibers with mesoporous tube walls is presented by using paper as template. ► The biomorphic CeO2 fibers was composed of nanosheets with bimodal pore-size mesoporous distribution and exhibited high light-harvesting under sunlight irradiation. ► The CeO2 microfibers biomimicking the natural plant structures have promising application for photodegradation of organic pollutants in water. -- Abstract: Hierarchical, biomorphic CeO2 hollow fibers with mesoporous tube walls have been fabricated using lens cleaning paper as biotemplates. After sintered at 550 °C in air, the cellulosic fibers of paper were converted into micro-tubes composing of CeO2 crystallites with grain size about 8 nm. The photocatalytic activity of the CeO2 fibers was evaluated by photodegradation efficiency of methylene blue in aqueous solution under daylight irradiation. The characterized results show that the CeO2 fibers faithfully replicated micro-fibrous structure derived from original template and possessed dramatic enhanced photocatalytic activity compared with bulk CeO2. This simple biotemplate method provides a cost-effective and eco-friendly route to obtain high performance photocatalysts.

  16. Design of Pt-CeOx hetero-interface on electrodes in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

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    Pt-CeOx interface on Pt electrodes was prepared for improvement of both oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity of Pt cathode and CO tolerance of Pt anode. The surface of Pt-CeOx nano-particle/C electrode mainly consists of metallic Pt, ionized Pt (i.e. Pt2+) and Ce3+ species. The ORR activity on Pt was improved by the formation of Pt-CeOx interface. In-situ XAFS analysis suggests that cerium oxide surface in the Pt-CeOx/C was oxidized instead of Pt surface by electrochemical redox reaction of CeOx at room temperature. This suggests that the Pt-CeOx interface plays key role for improvement of cathode performance. Also, CO tolerance of Pt was improved by the formation of aforementioned interface. The improvement of CO tolerance of Pt was also observed by using in-situ IR analysis. Based on all experimental data, it is concluded that the design of defect structure in Pt-CeOx provides us opportunity to make the breakthrough electrodes for fuel cell application

  17. The synthesis and optical property of solid-state-prepared YAG:Ce phosphor by a spray-drying method

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    Ce3+-activated yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12:Ce, YAG:Ce) powder as luminescent phosphor was synthesized by the solid-state reaction method. The phase identification, microstructure and photoluminescent properties of the products were investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), absorption spectrum and photoluminescence (PL) analysis. Spherical phosphor particle is considered better than irregular-shaped particle to improve PL property and application, so this phosphor was granulated into a sphere-like shape by a spray-drying device. After calcinating at 1500 deg. C for 0, 4, and 8 h, the product was identified as YAG and CeO2 phases. The CeO2 phase content is decreased by increasing the calcination time or decreasing the Ce3+ doping content. The product showed higher emission intensity resulted from more Ce3+ content and larger grain size. The product with CeO2 was found to have lower emission intensity. This paper presents the crystal structures of Rietveld refinement results of powder XRD data

  18. Construction of a car-borne survey system for measurement of dose rates in air. KURAMA-II, and its application

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    Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has been performing air dose rate mapping after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident using a car-borne survey system KURAMA-II, in response to a commission from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Kyoto University RAdiation MApping system (KURAMA) is a GPS-aided mobile radiation monitoring system that has been newly developed by the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) in response to the nuclear disaster. The KURAMA system consists of an energy-compensated scintillation survey meter for measuring dose rates, an electric device for recording both the dose rates and the position data from a GPS module, a computer server for processing and analyzing data from KURAMA, and client PCs for providing end users with the data. The second generation of the KURAMA system, KURAMA-II, has been improved using smaller-packaging, increased durability, and automated data transmission. These improvements enable simultaneous monitoring using 100 KURAMA-II survey systems through collaboration between JAEA and local self-governing bodies such as Fukushima and surrounding prefectures. Consequently, dose rate mapping of a wide area in shorter period of time has become possible. This report describes the construction of KURAMA-II, its application and a suggested technique to manage a large number of KURAMA-II survey systems. (author)

  19. II-VI semiconductor compounds

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    For condensed matter physicists and electronic engineers, this volume deals with aspects of II-VI semiconductor compounds. Areas covered include devices and applications of II-VI compounds; Co-based II-IV semi-magnetic semiconductors; and electronic structure of strained II-VI superlattices.

  20. Novostavba bytových domů, II. etapa „Díly za Svatým Jánem“ v Kuřimi, práce vnitřní a dokončovací.

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    2012-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá vnitřními a dokončovacími pracemi v bytovém domě – blok F. Novostavba se nachází v obci Kuřim, v její části „Díly za Svatým Jánem“ na ulici Metelkova. Objekt se nachází na parcele číslo 2642/431 a jedná se o novostavbu o 12-ti bytech. Vnitřní a dokončovací práce spočívají v provedení omítek, podlah, sádrokartonových pracích, malířských pracích a kompletacích. Tato práce se zabývá především provedením omítek. Omítky budou provedeny z jádrové omítky, vnitřního štuku a...

  1. Use of modulated excitation signals in medical ultrasound. Part II: Design and performance for medical imaging applications.

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    Misaridis, Thanassis; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt

    2005-02-01

    In the first paper, the superiority of linear FM signals was shown in terms of signal-to-noise ratio and robustness to tissue attenuation. This second paper in the series of three papers on the application of coded excitation signals in medical ultrasound presents design methods of linear FM signals and mismatched filters, in order to meet the higher demands on resolution in ultrasound imaging. It is shown that for the small time-bandwidth (TB) products available in ultrasound, the rectangular spectrum approximation is not valid, which reduces the effectiveness of weighting. Additionally, the distant range sidelobes are associated with the ripples of the spectrum amplitude and, thus, cannot be removed by weighting. Ripple reduction is achieved through amplitude or phase predistortion of the transmitted signals. Mismatched filters are designed to efficiently use the available bandwidth and at the same time to be insensitive to the transducer's impulse response. With these techniques, temporal sidelobes are kept below 60 to 100 dB, image contrast is improved by reducing the energy within the sidelobe region, and axial resolution is preserved. The method is evaluated first for resolution performance and axial sidelobes through simulations with the program Field II. A coded excitation ultrasound imaging system based on a commercial scanner and a 4 MHz probe driven by coded sequences is presented and used for the clinical evaluation of the coded excitation/compression scheme. The clinical images show a significant improvement in penetration depth and contrast, while they preserve both axial and lateral resolution. At the maximum acquisition depth of 15 cm, there is an improvement of more than 10 dB in the signal-to-noise ratio of the images. The paper also presents acquired images, using complementary Golay codes, that show the deleterious effects of attenuation on binary codes when processed with a matched filter, also confirmed by presented simulated images. PMID

  2. Review of ultrasound image guidance in external beam radiotherapy part II: intra-fraction motion management and novel applications.

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    O'Shea, Tuathan; Bamber, Jeffrey; Fontanarosa, Davide; van der Meer, Skadi; Verhaegen, Frank; Harris, Emma

    2016-04-21

    Imaging has become an essential tool in modern radiotherapy (RT), being used to plan dose delivery prior to treatment and verify target position before and during treatment. Ultrasound (US) imaging is cost-effective in providing excellent contrast at high resolution for depicting soft tissue targets apart from those shielded by the lungs or cranium. As a result, it is increasingly used in RT setup verification for the measurement of inter-fraction motion, the subject of Part I of this review (Fontanarosa et al 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R77-114). The combination of rapid imaging and zero ionising radiation dose makes US highly suitable for estimating intra-fraction motion. The current paper (Part II of the review) covers this topic. The basic technology for US motion estimation, and its current clinical application to the prostate, is described here, along with recent developments in robust motion-estimation algorithms, and three dimensional (3D) imaging. Together, these are likely to drive an increase in the number of future clinical studies and the range of cancer sites in which US motion management is applied. Also reviewed are selections of existing and proposed novel applications of US imaging to RT. These are driven by exciting developments in structural, functional and molecular US imaging and analytical techniques such as backscatter tissue analysis, elastography, photoacoustography, contrast-specific imaging, dynamic contrast analysis, microvascular and super-resolution imaging, and targeted microbubbles. Such techniques show promise for predicting and measuring the outcome of RT, quantifying normal tissue toxicity, improving tumour definition and defining a biological target volume that describes radiation sensitive regions of the tumour. US offers easy, low cost and efficient integration of these techniques into the RT workflow. US contrast technology also has potential to be used actively to assist RT by manipulating the tumour cell environment and by

  3. Review of ultrasound image guidance in external beam radiotherapy part II: intra-fraction motion management and novel applications

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    O'Shea, Tuathan; Bamber, Jeffrey; Fontanarosa, Davide; van der Meer, Skadi; Verhaegen, Frank; Harris, Emma

    2016-04-01

    Imaging has become an essential tool in modern radiotherapy (RT), being used to plan dose delivery prior to treatment and verify target position before and during treatment. Ultrasound (US) imaging is cost-effective in providing excellent contrast at high resolution for depicting soft tissue targets apart from those shielded by the lungs or cranium. As a result, it is increasingly used in RT setup verification for the measurement of inter-fraction motion, the subject of Part I of this review (Fontanarosa et al 2015 Phys. Med. Biol. 60 R77-114). The combination of rapid imaging and zero ionising radiation dose makes US highly suitable for estimating intra-fraction motion. The current paper (Part II of the review) covers this topic. The basic technology for US motion estimation, and its current clinical application to the prostate, is described here, along with recent developments in robust motion-estimation algorithms, and three dimensional (3D) imaging. Together, these are likely to drive an increase in the number of future clinical studies and the range of cancer sites in which US motion management is applied. Also reviewed are selections of existing and proposed novel applications of US imaging to RT. These are driven by exciting developments in structural, functional and molecular US imaging and analytical techniques such as backscatter tissue analysis, elastography, photoacoustography, contrast-specific imaging, dynamic contrast analysis, microvascular and super-resolution imaging, and targeted microbubbles. Such techniques show promise for predicting and measuring the outcome of RT, quantifying normal tissue toxicity, improving tumour definition and defining a biological target volume that describes radiation sensitive regions of the tumour. US offers easy, low cost and efficient integration of these techniques into the RT workflow. US contrast technology also has potential to be used actively to assist RT by manipulating the tumour cell environment and by

  4. Radiosensitizing efficacy of iso-metronidazole after intravesical application in bladder cancer. A clinical phase II study. Die strahlensensibilisierende Wirkung von iso-Metronidazol nach intravesikaler Applikation beim Harnblasenkarzinom. Eine klinische Phase-II-Studie

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    Kob, D.; Lilienthal, A.; Bauhardt, H. (Jena Univ. (Germany). Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Radiologie); Merkle, K.; Schroeder, E.; Schroeder, E.; Hentschel, M. (Zentralinstitut fuer Krebsforschung, Berlin-Buch (Germany). Abt. Klinische Strahlenbiologie)

    1991-09-01

    The radiosensitizing efficacy of iso-Metronidazole, a 4-Nitroimidazole derivative, was evaluated in a prospective clinical phase II study. The results of combined radiotherapy of 25 patients with bladder cancer were compared with those of a control group of 25 patients treated with radiotherapy only. Tumor regression six months after radiotherapy was used as an endpoint. The surgical procedure was performed as double TUR. Evaluating the local tumor control after additional application of iso-Metronidazole a gain factor of 1.2 is obtained. (orig.).

  5. Synthesis, characterization, and exciton dynamics of II-VI semiconducting nanomaterials and ab-initio studies for applications in explosives sensing

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    Cooper, Jason Kyle

    2013-01-01

    II-VI semiconducting nanostructures have been intensively researched as promising materials in applications including sensing, light emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers, photoelectrochemical (PEC) materials for water splitting and photo-catalysis, and dye or quantum dot sensitized solar cells. On the nanoscale, structural morphology plays a significant role in determining optical, electronic, and physical properties, and thus consequently affects the ultimate device properties. In zero-d...

  6. Superconductivity in CeCo2 nanoparticles

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    Both Ce and Co are essentially nonmagnetic in Pauli-paramagnetic CeCo2, which undergoes a superconducting transition near 1K. When made into 58-A nanoparticles, the compound becomes paramagnetic. Meanwhile, based on heat capacity measurements, the nanoparticles remain to be nonsuperconducting down to 0.4K but exhibit a low-temperature Kondo anomaly with C/T∼ 350mJ/molK2 at 0.4K. Such intriguing effects are consequences of the competition between superconducting gap and electronic spectrum's mean level spacing

  7. Laser altimeter of CE-1 payloads system

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    2010-01-01

    The design and operation of the Laser Altimeter of CE-1 Payloads System are presented in this paper.The paper includes the design of the system and spacecraft-level laser,the description of the emitting-system and receiving system,and the testing of the laser altimeter.The CE-1 laser altimeter is the first Chinese deep-space probe using a laser.It has one beam and operates at 1 Hz,with a nominal accuracy of 5 m.The laser altimeter has operated successfully in lunar orbit since November 28,2007.It has obtained 9120 thousand data values about the lunar altitude.

  8. Metamagnetism in Ce(Ga,Al)2

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    K G Suresh; S Radha; A K Nigam

    2002-05-01

    Effect of Al substitution on the magnetic properties of Ce(Ga1-Al)2 ( = 0, 0.1 and 0.5) system has been studied. The magnetic state of CeGa2 is found to be FM with a C of 8 K, whereas the compounds with =0.1 and 0.5 are AFM and possess N of about 9 K. These two compounds undergo metamagnetic transition and the critical fields are about 1.2 T and 0.5 T, respectively at 2 K. These variations are explained on the basis of helical spin structure in these compounds.

  9. Preparation and characterization of PbO2 electrode and its application in electro-catalytic degradation of o-aminophenol in aqueous solution assisted by CuO–Ce2O3/γ-Al2O3 catalyst

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    Highlights: • A detailed preparation technology of PbO2 electrode was elucidated. • Fluorescence technique was employed to examine the hydroxyl radicals generated. • o-Aminophenol wastewater was degraded efficiently by electro-catalysis process. • The hypothetical mechanism of electro-catalytic degradation was proposed. -- Abstract: The electrochemical degradation of o-aminophenol (OAP) in aqueous solution was investigated by galvanostatic electrolysis using PbO2 electrode as anode. The Ti/SnO2–Sb2O3/PbO2 anode was prepared by thermal decomposition and electro-deposition method, and was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The hydroxyl radicals electro-generated on anode were detected by fluorescence spectroscopy. The effects of initial pH and current density on the efficiency of the electrochemical degradation process were also studied. UV spectroscopy and chemical oxygen demand (COD) measurements were conducted to evaluate the removal effects of organic pollutants. The experimental results showed that the refractory organics in wastewater can be removed by pure electrochemical process, COD removal efficiency of 91.6% was obtained in 70 min at initial pH 11.0 and current density was equal to 50 mA cm−2. In order to improve the efficiency of degradation and accelerate the reaction rate, a novel catalyst, γ-Al2O3 supported Ce-doped CuO, was synthesized by impregnating process and was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The catalyst exhibited excellent catalytic activity in the electro-catalytic degradation of OAP wastewater and the COD removal efficiency of 91.7% was obtained in 20 min under mild conditions. Finally, a hypothetical mechanism of electro-catalytic degradation was proposed

  10. 中英文简历自荐信平行文本对比及翻译%On Application of Parallel Texts in C-E Translation of Cover Letter

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    2014-01-01

    该文选取实用范文网和jobsearch网站自荐信范文为案例,从话语内容和诉求手段上对中英文自荐信进行对比分析,在此基础上探讨自荐信翻译策略调适。译文应充分考虑到自荐信文本的文体特点及预期功能,有效传达自荐信中与应聘求职有关的实质性信息,真实有效的向受众推介求职者的能力和形象,以切合目的语读者的阅读期待,从而提高这类文本的翻译效果。%Using two cover letter samples from both Chinese and American websites as sample cases for analysis, this paper dis-cusses the adjustment of translation strategies of the C-E translation of the cover letter based on the comparison of discourse con-tents and ways of appeal by taking into account its stylistic features and functions. To meet reading expectation of the target lan-guage readers, the translator is advised to effectively express the substantial information related to job hunting in the cover letter and introduce the job seekers’abilities and images to recruiters. In this way can we make improvements in translating this type of texts.

  11. Application study of combining CE-MR with DWI in evaluating the biological behavior of astrocytoma%联合增强MR与DWI评估星形细胞瘤生物学特性的应用研究

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    王锡臻; 刘芳兵; 赵鸿飞; 李莉莉; 李玉恩; 吕悦雷; 王少卿; 王滨

    2011-01-01

    目的:通过分析星形细胞瘤强化及DWI成像特点与临床病理指标,探讨MR评估星形细胞瘤生物学特性的价值.方法:应用GE Signa EXCITE HD 3.0T超导型磁共振扫描仪及头部八通道线圈,对67例星形细胞瘤术前进行增强MR和DWI成像检查,利用Functiontool软件对获得图像进行处理,记录肿瘤组织强化率和ADC值.根据术后HE病理图片进行细胞密度分析和WHO分级.对强化率、ADC值、细胞密度及WHO分级进行统计分析.结果:高级别星形细胞瘤强化率为(66±12)%,高于低级别星形细胞瘤强化率(36±8)%,P=0.00.高级别星形细胞瘤的ADC为(1.11±0.10)×10-3mm2/s,低级别星形细胞瘤的ADC为(1.55±0.31)×10-3 mm2/s,P=0.00;高级别星形细胞瘤的细胞密度为(11.85±4.36)%,大于低级别星形细胞瘤的细胞密度(4.74±2.96)%,P=0.00;肿瘤的ADC值与细胞密度、WHO分级和强化率呈负相关,P值分别为0.00、0.00和0.01;肿瘤强化率与WHO分级正相关,P=0.04.结论:增强MR和DWI能从不同角度反映星形细胞瘤生物学特性,肿瘤强化率与ADC相关性从影像学角度反映出组织灌注水平与微观结构的内在关系.%OBJECTIVE: To analyze the value of combining contrast-enhance MR (CE-MR) with DWI in evaluating the biological behavior of astrocytoma. METHODS: The clinic and pathologic information of 67 patients with histologically proven astrocytoma were studied. CE-MR and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) were carried out on a GE Signa EXCITE HD 3. OT MR. All of the data was transferred to GE Advanced Workstation 4. 2. The enhancement rate and ADC values of astrocytoma were recorded. The WHO grade and cellular density of astrocytoma were anlyzed according to HE stians. The relationship among enhancement rate, ADC values WHO grades and cellular density of astrocytoma were studied. RESULTS: The enhancement rate of high-grade astrocytoma [(66+12)%] was higher than that of low-grade astrocytoma C(36+8)%, (P =0

  12. One-step in situ synthesis of CeO₂ nanoparticles grown on reduced graphene oxide as an excellent fluorescent and photocatalyst material under sunlight irradiation.

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    Kumar, Sachin; Ojha, Animesh K; Patrice, Donfack; Yadav, Brajesh S; Materny, Arnulf

    2016-04-28

    CeO2 nanoparticles (NPs) with average particle size of ∼17 nm were grown on graphene sheets by simply mixing cerium chloride as the Ce precursor with graphene oxide (GO) in distilled water and the simultaneous reduction of GO to reduced graphene oxide (rGO), followed by a one-step hydrothermal treatment at 150 °C. A unique blue to green tuneable luminescence was observed as a function of the excitation wavelength. With this method, significant applications of rGO-CeO2 nanocomposites in many optical devices could be realized. The photocatalytic activity of the as-synthesized CeO2 and rGO-CeO2 nanocomposite was investigated by monitoring the degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye under direct sunlight irradiation. The rGO-CeO2 nanocomposite exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity compared to CeO2 NPs by degrading 90% of the MB dye in 10 min irradiation under sunlight. This property of rGO-CeO2 nanocomposites was ascribed to the significant suppression of the recombination rate of photo-generated electron-hole pairs due to charge transfer between rGO sheets and CeO2 NPs and the smaller optical band-gap in the rGO-CeO2 nanocomposite. PMID:27049142

  13. Water-Soluble N-Acetyl-L-cysteine-Capped CdTe Quantum Dots Application for Hg(II Detection

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A simple, rapid, and specific method for Hg(II detection has been proposed based on the fluorescence change of N-acetyl-L-cysteine-capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs. The presence of Hg(II ions could quench the fluorescence of QDs at 565 nm and meanwhile produce new peak in 700–860 nm wavelength range. The linear response range is 20–430 nM with the detection limit at 8.0 nM Hg(II. It was found that the position of the new peak was irrelevant to the size of QDs. Furthermore, the mechanism of the quenching of QDs fluorescence by Hg(II and the appearance of new peak in near-infrared area were also discussed and deduced through ultraviolet absorption spectrum, fluorescence spectrum, and X-ray photoelectron spectrum.

  14. Neutron scattering from -Ce at epithermal neutron energies

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    A P Murani

    2008-10-01

    Neutron scattering data, using neutrons of incident energies as high as 2 eV, on -Ce and -Ce-like systems such as CeRh2, CeNi2, CeFe24, CeRu2, and many others that point clearly to the substantially localized 4f electronic state in these systems are reviewed. The present interpretation is contrary to the widely held view that the 4f electrons in these systems form a narrow itinerant electron 4f band.

  15. Application of repeated aspartate tags to improving extracellular production of Escherichia coli L-asparaginase isozyme II.

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    Kim, Sun-Ki; Min, Won-Ki; Park, Yong-Cheol; Seo, Jin-Ho

    2015-11-01

    Asparaginase isozyme II from Escherichia coli is a popular enzyme that has been used as a therapeutic agent against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Here, fusion tag systems consisting of the pelB signal sequence and various lengths of repeated aspartate tags were devised to highly express and to release active asparaginase isozyme II extracellularly in E. coli. Among several constructs, recombinant asparaginase isozyme II fused with the pelB signal sequence and five aspartate tag was secreted efficiently into culture medium at 34.6 U/mg cell of specific activity. By batch fermentation, recombinant E. coli produced 40.8 U/ml asparaginase isozyme II in the medium. In addition, deletion of the gspDE gene reduced extracellular production of asparaginase isozyme II, indicating that secretion of recombinant asparaginase isozyme II was partially ascribed to the recognition by the general secretion machinery. This tag system composed of the pelB signal peptide, and repeated aspartates can be applied to extracellular production of other recombinant proteins. PMID:26320714

  16. Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+: A potential single-phased two colour borate phosphor for white light-emitting diodes

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    PAN Zaifa; XU Juan; ZHU Chengjing; LIU Wenhan; WANG Lili

    2012-01-01

    A two colour phosphor Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ was synthesized using solid-state reaction method.Luminescence of Ba2Mg(BO3)2:Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ showed 416 and 618 nm emission bands attributed to Ce3+ and Eu2+ emission,respectively.Energy transfer occurred from Ce3+ to Eu2+ through a significant overlap of Eu2+ excitation spectrum with Ce3+ emission spectrum in Ba2Mg(BO3)2.They also showed that under the excitation of UV radiation,bluish or yellowish white light was generated by coupling a broad blue emission band and a red emission band.By combining with green phosphor,Ba2Mg(BO3):Ce3+,Eu2+,Na+ phosphor showed potential application for white light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

  17. First measurement of high energy 22.5 MeV gamma rays in a large LaBr3: Ce detector

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    The recent discovery of Lanthanum-halide (LaX3:Ce) crystals is proving to be a major step forward in the continuing quest for an ideal scintillator for nuclear radiation detection. The production and marketing of the LaCl3: Ce and LaBr3: Ce crystals have resulted in a flurry of activities for their testing and characterisations. The very attractive and superior properties of LaBr3: Ce, namely, energy and timing resolution, stability, high efficiency etc. over most of the other scintillators open up a very wide usage of these scintillators in nuclear spectroscopy, astronomy, medical imaging, geological applications etc. As far nuclear spectroscopy is concerned the LaBr3: Ce and LaCl3: Ce scintillators demonstrate the capabilities to be used for the detection of both low and high energy gamma rays

  18. Standard molar enthalpy of formation of Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}

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    Phapale, S.; Shukla, R.; Mishra, R., E-mail: mishrar@barc.gov.in; Tyagi, A.K.

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • Cerium zirconate (Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}) has been synthesized and characterized. • The ΔH{sub dissolution} of CeO{sub 2}(s), ZrO{sub 2}(s), Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) and Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) (decomp) have been measured. • Δ{sub f}H°{sub 298} of Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) was found to be −(4344.0 ± 4.0) kJ mol{sup −1}. - Abstract: Cerium zirconate, Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s), is an interesting material having potential applications such as matrix for immobilization of nuclear waste, component in the inert matrix fuel, oxygen storage capacitor and catalyst for chemical reactions, etc. Long term stability of the compound under reactive conditions is essential for its utilization. Thermodynamics plays an important role in predicting the stability of the material. The present paper describes determination of the standard molar enthalpy of formation (Δ{sub f}H°{sub 298}) of Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) employing a high temperature solution calorimeter. The enthalpies of dissolution of CeO{sub 2}(s), ZrO{sub 2}(s), Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) in liquid Na{sub 2}O + MoO{sub 3} solvent (3:4 M ratio) at 986 K were measured employing a Calvet Calorimeter. The standard molar enthalpy of formation of the compound at 298 K (Δ{sub f}H°{sub 298}) was calculated by combining the experimentally determined values of the reaction enthalpies with the auxiliary data from the literature. The standard molar enthalpy of formation (Δ{sub f}H°{sub 298}) of Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8} was found to be –(4344.0 ± 4.0) kJ mol{sup −1}. Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8}(s) is a metastable compound, which decomposes to Ce-rich ZrO{sub 2} and Zr-rich CeO{sub 2} fluorite-type phases, when heated above 1673 K. The extent of metastability of Ce{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 8} compared to its stable decomposed products has been determined.

  19. Experimental study on Hg0 removal from flue gas over columnar MnOx-CeO2/activated coke

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    Highlights: • The Hg0 removal efficiency over columnar MnCe6/activated coke up to 94%. • MnOx and CeO2 exhibited a significant synergistic role in Hg0 removal over MnCe/AC. • Lattice oxygen, chemisorbed oxygen and OH groups on the surface of MnCe/AC contributed to Hg0 oxidation. • Hg0 removal mechanisms over MnCe/AC were identified firstly. - Abstract: Mn-Ce mixed oxides supported on commercial columnar activated coke (MnCe/AC) were employed to remove elemental mercury (Hg0) at low temperatures (100–250 °C) without the assistance of HCl in flue gas. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and temperature programmed desorption (TPD). Effects of some factors, including Mn-Ce loading values, active component, reaction temperatures and flue gas components (O2, SO2, NO, H2O), on Hg0 removal efficiency were investigated. Results indicated that the optimal Mn-Ce loading value and reaction temperature were 6% and 190 °C, respectively. Considerable high Hg0 removal efficiency (>90%) can be obtained over MnCe6/AC under both N2/O2 atmosphere and simulated flue gas atmosphere at 190 °C. Besides, it was observed that O2 and NO exerted a promotional effect on Hg0 removal, H2O exhibited a suppressive effect, and SO2 hindered Hg0 removal seriously when in the absence of O2. Furthermore, the XPS spectra of Hg 4f and Hg-TPD results showed that the captured mercury were existed as Hg0 and HgO on the MnCe6/AC, and HgO was the major species, which illustrated that adsorption and catalytic oxidation process were included for Hg0 removal over MnCe6/AC, and catalytic oxidation played the critical role. What's more, both lattice oxygen and chemisorbed oxygen or OH groups on MnCe6/AC contributed to Hg0 oxidation. MnCe6/AC, which exhibited excellent performance on Hg0 removal in the absence of HCl, appeared to be promising in industrial application, especially for low-rank coal fired

  20. Synthesis of Mixed Cu/Ce Oxide Nanoparticles by the Oil-in-Water Microemulsion Reaction Method

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Cerium oxide and mixed Cu/Ce oxide nanoparticles were prepared by the oil-in-water (O/W microemulsion reaction method in mild conditions. The Cu/Ce molar ratio was varied between 0/100 and 50/50. According to X-ray diffraction (XRD, below 30/70 Cu/Ce molar ratio, the materials presented a single phase consistent with cubic fluorite CeO2. However, above Cu/Ce molar ratio 30/70, an excess monoclinic CuO phase in coexistence with the predominant Cu/Ce mixed oxide was detected by XRD and High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM. Raman spectroscopy showed that oxygen vacancies increased significantly as the Cu content was increased. Band gap (Eg was investigated as a function of the Cu/Ce molar ratio, resulting in values from 2.91 eV for CeO2 to 2.32 eV for the mixed oxide with 30/70 Cu/Ce molar ratio. These results indicate that below 30/70 Cu/Ce molar ratio, Cu2+ is at least partially incorporated into the ceria lattice and very well dispersed in general. In addition, the photodegradation of Indigo Carmine dye under visible light irradiation was explored for selected samples; it was shown that these materials can remove such contaminants, either by adsorption and/or photodegradation. The results obtained will encourage investigation into the optical and photocatalytic properties of these mixed oxides, for widening their potential applications.

  1. Simplifying instrumentation for CE-MS analysis

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    Týčová, Anna; Foret, František

    Vienna, 2015. s. 37-37. [MassSpec-Forum-Vienna-2015. 17.02.2015-18.02.2015, Vienna] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GBP206/12/G014; GA ČR(CZ) GA15-15479S Institutional support: RVO:68081715 Keywords : interface * CE-MS * sheathless Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation

  2. Cerium incorporated MCM-48 (Ce-MCM-48) as a catalyst to inhibit bromate formation during ozonation of bromide-containing water: Efficacy and mechanism.

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    Li, Weiwei; Lu, Xiaowei; Xu, Ke; Qu, Jiuhui; Qiang, Zhimin

    2015-12-01

    The composite mesoporous sieve Ce-MCM-48 (cerium incorporated MCM-48) with different Si/Ce molar ratios were synthesized hydrothermally and characterized with X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, BET surface area, and pHpzc. Results indicate that Ce-MCM-48, especially with a Si/Ce molar ratio of 66 (i.e., Ce66-MCM-48), could significantly inhibit bromate (BrO3(-)) formation during ozonation of Br(-)-containing water, achieving 91% of inhibition efficiency at pH 7.6 and 25 °C. An acidic or alkaline pH decreased the inhibition efficiency of Ce66-MCM-48 to some extent, but reaction temperature ranging from 15 to 30 °C had no significant impact. By comparing the bromine mass balance, aqueous O3 decomposition, and newly formed H2O2 between O3 and O3/Ce66-MCM-48 processes, the inhibition mechanism was proposed: Ce66-MCM-48 promoted aqueous O3 decomposition to generate hydroxyl radicals (OH) that could merge into H2O2, so the oxidative transformation of Br(-) and HOBr/OBr(-) by O3 and OH was primarily suppressed. The catalytic ability of Ce66-MCM-48 was continuously regenerated through the circulating reactions between Ce(III) and Ce(IV) occurring on the catalyst surface. Besides its inhibition on BrO3(-) formation, Ce66-MCM-48 could also enhance the degradation of refractory organic micropollutants. Because of these distinct merits, Ce66-MCM-48 has potential applications to water treatment by ozone. PMID:26072989

  3. The Doniach diagram and hydrogenation of the ternary compounds CePdIn and CePdSn

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    Chevalier, Bernard; Wattiaux, Alain; Bobet, Jean-Louis

    2006-01-01

    The process of hydrogenation of the antiferromagnetic compounds CePdIn and CePdSn has been studied. Investigation of the new hydrides CePdInH and CePdSnH by means of x-ray powder diffraction reveals that they adopt the same crystal symmetry as the original intermetallic but the unit cell volume increases during the hydrogenation. Magnetization, electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power and 119Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements reveal that CePdInH and CePdSnH order antiferromagnetically...

  4. Measurement and simulation of proton induced activation of LaBr3 : Ce

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    Buis, E. J.; Beijers, H.; Brandenburg, S.; Bos, A. J. J.; Dathy, C.; Dorenbos, P.; Drozdowski, W.; Kraft, S.; Maddox, E.; Ostendorf, R. W.; Owens, A.; Quarati, F.

    2007-01-01

    To assess the suitability of LaBr3:Ce scintillators for space mission applications, proton induced activation of LaBr3 has been investigated. The crystals were irradiated using proton beams at several different energies to mimic the spectrum of a solar flare. We have measured the activation both int

  5. Luminescent properties and energy transfer of Ce3+-activated Li2O–B2O3–Gd2O3 scintillating glasses under VUV–UV and X-ray excitation

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    Motivated by potential application for neutron detection, novel Ce3+-activated Li2O–B2O3–Gd2O3 scintillating glasses containing neutron-capture elements were synthesized by melt-quenching method. The energy transfer from the host glass to Gd3+ and Ce3+ ions, as well as from Gd3+ to Ce3+ ions are confirmed by VUV–UV spectra. The strongest emission intensity of Ce3+ ions with about 29 ns is obtained when the scintillating glass contains a fraction of 0.25 mol% CeF3, whose mean distance is estimated to be about 25.63 Å

  6. Development and construction of a fast spectroelectrochemical device. Applications to the reaction kinetic study of the Eu(III/II), Ce(IV/III) and U(VI/V) redox processes

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    The reaction kinetics of redox processes for the f transition elements is investigated. An experimental device consisting in a spectrophotometer and an electrochemical system is developed. The time needed for the optical spectra acquisition is 512 microseconds per spectrum. The experiments on europium allowed testing the electrochemical behavior of both the cell and the electrode. From the experiments performed with cerium, the equilibrium potential and the heterogeneous standard velocity constant are obtained. A reaction mechanism is proposed. The reduction of uranium in acid media is analyzed

  7. Some regularities of Ce(3) and Ce(4) stabilization in their compounds with β-diketones

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    Adduct formation of cerium (3) and cerium (4) β-diketonates (acetylacetonate, benzoylacetonate, dibenzoylmethanate and thenoyltrifluoroacetonate) with oxygen- and nitrogen-donor ligands (Q-α, α'-dipyridyl, o-phenanthroline, trioctylphosphine oxide and triphenylphosphine oxide) is studied. The compounds obtained as a results of the reactions are studied by means of IR-spectroscopic, derivatographic and X-ray phase methods. It is concluded that composition and thermodynamic stability of adducts of Ce(3) tris-β-diketonates are determined by correlation of donor properties of the basis and additional ligand and stability of adducts to oxidation - as well as by their solubility. Introduction of the additional ligand to the system Ce(4)-β-diketones even in the presence of air oxygen stabilizes Ce(3) and destabilizes Ce(4)

  8. Proton induced activation of LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce

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    In the framework of an assessment of lanthanum halide scintillators, such as LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce on their suitability for space based gamma-ray spectroscopy, proton induced activation of the materials has been studied. One inch scintillators were subjected to proton irradiations in the range of 60-184 MeV, where after the activation was measured. The activation was analyzed by identifying the decaying isotopes by means of gamma-ray spectroscopy and lifetime measurements using both a germanium detector and the activated scintillator itself. It was found that the dominant source of activation in the scintillators originates from the lighter elements in the materials: bromide and chloride, respectively. The activation of LaBr3:Ce manifest itself through gamma-decay, which partly leaves the volume. Activation of LaCl3:Ce originates mainly from beta decay, which is confined to the volume itself

  9. Study of CeO{sub x}, PrO{sub x}, and Ce{sub x}Pr{sub 1-x}O{sub 2-{delta}} films on Si(111) by means of high-energetic X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; Untersuchung von CeO{sub x}-, PrO{sub x}- und Ce{sub x}Pr{sub 1-x}O{sub 2-{delta}}- Filmen auf Si (111) mittels hochenergetischer Roentgen-Photoelektronenspektroskopie

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    Allahgholi, Aschkan

    2013-03-15

    The intention of this work is to shed light on two much discussed topics in the study of rare earth oxides (REO) by hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES): (i) Due to the complex spectral shape of the Ce3d region, there have been many discussions on proper approaches to determine the concentration of Ce{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 4+} species in CeO{sub x} over the last decades. (ii) Recently, the true electron structure of rare earth oxides gained new attention, since ab initio calculations showed the necessity of considering additional inter atomic charge transfer to Ce5d levels. Using HAXPES and resonant HAXPES, the question of the true electronic structure of rare earth oxides is approached from the experimental side. As a third topic, the obtained results for cerium oxide and praseodymium oxide are applied in order to investigate the plasma oxidized mixed oxide Ce{sub x}Pr{sub 1-x}O{sub 2-{delta}} grown on Si(111) during thermal reduction. (orig.)

  10. Uptake of copper and cerium by alfalfa, lettuce and cucumber exposed to nCeO2 and nCuO through the foliage or the roots: Impacts on food quality, physiological and agronomical parameters

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    Hong, Jie

    Nanotechnology is increasingly attracting attention not only for its variety of applications in modern life, but for the potential negative effects that nanomaterials (NMs) can cause in the environment and human health. Studies have shown varied effects of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) on plants; however, most of these studies focused on the interaction of NPs with plants at root level. The increasing production and use of NPs have also increased the atmospheric amounts of NPs, which could be taken up by plants through their leaves. Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus L.) are broad leaf plants commonly grown both commercially and in home vegetable gardens that can be easily impacted by atmospheric NPs. However, there is limited information about the potential effects of these atmospheric NPs on cucumber. This research was aimed to determine (I) the possible uptake and translocation of cerium (Ce) by cucumber plants exposed to nCeO 2 (cerium dioxide nanoparticles, nanoceria) through the foliage, (II) the impacts of the NPs on physiological parameters of the plants and the effects on the nutritional value and quality of the fruits, and (III) the effects of seven copper compounds/nanoparticles applied to the growth medium of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa). For aim I, 15 day-old hydroponically grown cucumber plants were exposed to nCeO2, either as powder at 0.98 and 2.94 g/m3 or suspensions at 20, 40, 80, 160, 320 mg/l. Ce uptake was analyzed by using inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The activity of three stress enzymes was measured by UV/Vis. Ce was detected in all cucumber tissues and TEM images showed the presence of Ce in roots. Results suggested nCeO2 penetrated plants through leaves and moved to other plant parts. The biochemical assays showed nCeO2 also modified stress enzyme activities. For aim II, 15 day-old soil grown cucumber plants were foliar treated, separately

  11. Synthesis, physical properties and antibacterial activity of Ce doped CuO: a novel nanomaterial

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    CuO nanostructures doped with Ce at different concentration levels have been synthesized via a simple co-precipitation technique. The prepared samples have been characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV–visible absorption spectroscopy. Structural studies exhibit the presence of a monoclinic structure of CuO for undoped and Ce doped samples without any additional impurity phases. SEM images have revealed the rod-like morphology with an average diameter of 30 nm for undoped CuO. FTIR results of undoped and Ce doped CuO nanostructures have further confirmed the formation of monoclinic CuO. The optical band gap calculated from the Tauc relation has been observed to be 2.48 eV for undoped CuO nanostructures, which is found to decrease down to 2.2 eV with the increase in the Ce doping level. This tuning in the optical band gap may be attributed to the merging of the impurity band with the conduction band of CuO. The Ce doping induced effects on the antibacterial activity of the CuO nanostructures have been examined by recording the growth curves of bacteria in the presence of prepared nanostructures. It has been observed that S. aureus bacterium may be completely eradicated by the application of Ce doped CuO nanostructures. Finally, the cytotoxicity analysis has shown that the synthesized undoped and Ce doped CuO nanostructures are biocompatible and non-toxic towards the human cell line SH-SY5Y cells. (paper)

  12. Effect of CeO2 addition on electrical and optical properties of lithium borate glasses

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    Rare earth (RE) ions play an important role in modern technology as an active ion in many optical materials. RE-doped glasses were used in many optical devices because of abundant number of the absorption and emission bands arising from the transitions between the RE elements energy levels. Among all rare earth, glasses containing CeO2 are extensively studied for scintillating applications. Radiation length of CeO2 containing lithium silicate glasses decreases and absorption edge in transmittance shift towards longer wavelength. In the present study an attempt has been made to verify similar results in borate containing glasses. Therefore glass series 15Li2O-xCeO2-(85''x)B2O3 where x= 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1 mol% was prepared by conventional melt quench technique. Their electrical and optical properties have been investigated. It is observed that the conductivity of these glasses decreases while density, glass transition temperature and refractive index increases with the addition of CeO2. The conductivity of the glasses is mostly controlled by the activation energy. Since the lithium fraction in the present series is kept constant, the decrease in conductivity for glasses may be attributed to the reduction in the number of available vacant sites for the mobile lithium ions when boron is substituted with CeO2. The radiation length was determined using density values and it was found to decrease with the addition of CeO2. The absorption coefficient a were determined near the absorption edge of different photon energy for all glass samples and plot of (αhν)1/2 Vs. hν (Tauc's plot) is shown. It is observed that the optical band gap energy (EgOpt) decreases with the addition of CeO2

  13. Zinc(II) phthalocyanines immobilized in mesoporous silica Al-MCM-41 and their applications in photocatalytic degradation of pesticides

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    Highlights: ► Complete immobilization of zinc(II) phthalocyanines accomplished in Al-MCM-41. ► Efficient photodegradation of model pesticides achieved using 365 nm irradiation. ► Sodium azide experiments showed the involvement of singlet oxygen (1O2). - Abstract: In the present study the authors investigated a set of three new zinc(II) phthalocyanines (zinc(II) tetranitrophthalocyanine (ZnTNPc), zinc(II) tetra(phenyloxy)phthalocyanine (ZnTPhOPc) and the tetraiodide salt of zinc(II)tetra(N,N,N-trimethylaminoethyloxy) phthalocyaninate (ZnTTMAEOPcI)) immobilized into Al-MCM-41 prepared via ship-in-a-bottle methodology. The samples were fully characterized by diffuse reflectance-UV–vis spectroscopy (DRS-UV–vis), luminescence, thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DSC), N2 adsorption techniques and elemental analysis. A comparative study was made on the photocatalytic performance upon irradiation within the wavelength range 320–460 nm of these three systems in the degradation of pesticides fenamiphos and pentachlorophenol. ZnTNPc-Al-MCM-41 and ZnTTMAEOPcI-Al-MCM-41 were found to be the most active systems, with the best performance observed with the immobilized cationic phthalocyanine, ZnTTMAEOPcI-Al-MCM-41. This system showed high activity even after three photocatalytic cycles. LC–MS product characterization and mechanistic studies indicate that singlet oxygen (1O2), produced by excitation of these immobilized photosensitizers, is a key intermediate in the photocatalytic degradation of both pesticides.

  14. Assessment and modelling of Ni(II) retention by an ion-imprinted polymer: application in natural samples.

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    Lenoble, Véronique; Meouche, Walid; Laatikainen, Katri; Garnier, Cédric; Brisset, Hugues; Margaillan, André; Branger, Catherine

    2015-06-15

    Three novel Ni(II)-Ion-Imprinted Polymer (IIP) were synthesized by precipitation polymerization of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (crosslinker) with a complex of nickel(II) and vinylbenzyl iminodiacetic acid (VbIDA). The three IIPs were prepared with various mixtures of porogen solvents: methanol, methanol/2-methoxyethanol and methanol/acetonitrile (IIP1, IIP2 and IIP3, respectively). Non-Imprinted Polymers (NIP1, NIP2 and NIP3) were prepared as control polymers in similar conditions but with pure VbIDA instead of VbIDA-Ni. These polymers were characterized by FTIR, BET, SEM and tested for their efficiency and selectivity in Ni(II) retention. The most efficient (IIP1, around 12 mg g(-1) of nickel) was then positively checked for Ni(II) retention in presence of some competing species over a wide range of concentration. Finally Ni(II) retention by IIP1 was successfully demonstrated in natural samples. The modelling of the different experiments (Langmuir, Freundlich but also PROSECE and WHAM VII, frequently used in environmental studies) allowed demonstrating the presence of completely different binding sites when considering the ion-imprinted polymer and the non-imprinted one, and therefore led to a better understanding of what the imprinting effect is. PMID:25771289

  15. Scintillation properties of Ce:(La,Gd)2Si2O7 at high temperatures

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    Temperature dependence of scintillation properties was investigated for (Ce0.01, Gd0.90, La0.09)2Si2O7 grown by floating zone method. The light output over 35,000 photons/MeV was found constant in the temperature range from 0 °C to 150 °C. In addition, FWHM energy resolution of Ce:La-GPS (roughly 7–8%) at 662 keV remained constant up to 100 °C. Thus, this crystal can be applied to oil well logging or other radiation detection application at high temperature conditions

  16. Effects of excited state mixing on transient absorption spectra in dimers Application to photosynthetic light-harvesting complex II

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    Valkunas, L; Trinkunas, G; Müller, M G; Holzwarth, A R

    1999-01-01

    The excited state mixing effect is taken into account considering the difference spectra of dimers. Both the degenerate (homo) dimer as well as the nondegenerate (hetero) dimer are considered. Due to the higher excited state mixing with the two-exciton states in the homodimer, the excited state absorption (or the difference spectrum) can be strongly affected in comparison with the results obtained in the Heitler-London approximation. The difference spectrum of the heterodimer is influenced by two resonance effects (i) mixing of the ground state optical transitions of both monomers in the dimer and (ii) mixing of the excited state absorption of the excited monomer with the ground state optical transition in the nonexcited monomer. These effects have been tested by simulating the difference absorption spectra of the light-harvesting complex of photosystem II (LHC II) experimentally obtained with the 60 fs excitation pulses at zero delay times and various excitation wavelengths. The pairs of coupled chlorophylls...

  17. Simulations for experimental study of warm dense matter and inertial fusion energy applications on NDCX-II

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    The Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment II (NDCX II) is an induction accelerator planned for initial commissioning in 2012. The final design calls for a ∼3 MeV, ∼30 A Li+ ion beam, delivered in a bunch with characteristic pulse duration of 1 ns, and ransverse dimension of order 1 mm. The purpose of NDCX II is to carry out experimental studies of material in the warm dense matter regime, and ion beam/hydrodynamic coupling experiments relevant to heavy ion based inertial fusion energy. In preparation for this new machine, we have carried out hydrodynamic simulations of ion-beam-heated, metallic solid targets, connecting quantities related to observables, such as brightness temperature and expansion velocity at the critical frequency, with the simulated fluid density, temperature, and velocity. We examine how these quantities depend on two commonly used equations of state.

  18. Extraction-spectrophotometric determination of cadmium(II) by high molecular weight amine - application to industrial effluents

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    An investigation of the complex formation between Cadmium (II) and Potassium iodide in Sulphuric acid solution has been carried out and its extractability by high molecular weight tertiary amine (HMWA) in organic solvent was examined. The yellow colored complex of Cd(II)-I/sub 2/ is quantitatively extractable into organic phase containing tribenzyle amine. On the basis of this extractability a method has been developed for the spectrophotometer determination of Cadmium in the presence of many other interfering radicals. The extractability of the Potassium iodide complex by HMWA suggests that the colored species is anionic. (author)

  19. Anchoring noble metal nanoparticles on CeO2 modified reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and their enhanced catalytic properties.

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    Ji, Zhenyuan; Shen, Xiaoping; Xu, Yuling; Zhu, Guoxing; Chen, Kangmin

    2014-10-15

    The strategy of structurally integrating noble metal, metal oxide, and graphene is expected to offer prodigious opportunities toward emerging functions of graphene-based nanocomposites. In this study, we develop a facile two-step approach to disperse noble metal (Pt and Au) nanoparticles on the surface of CeO2 functionalized reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheets. It is shown that Pt and Au with particle sizes of about 5 and 2nm are well dispersed on the surface of RGO/CeO2. The reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) to 4-aminophenol (4-AP) by NaBH4 was used as a model reaction to quantitatively evaluate the catalytic properties of the as-synthesized RGO/Pt/CeO2 and RGO/Au/CeO2 ternary nanocomposites. In such triple-component catalysts, CeO2 nanocrystals provide unique and critical roles for optimizing the catalytic performance of noble metallic Pt and Au, allowing them to express enhanced catalytic activities in comparison with RGO/Pt and RGO/Au catalysts. In addition, a possible mechanism for the enhanced catalytic activities of the RGO/Pt/CeO2 and RGO/Au/CeO2 ternary catalysts in the reduction of 4-NP is proposed. It is expected that our prepared graphene-based triple-component composites, which inherit peculiar properties of graphene, metal oxide, and noble metal, are attractive candidates for catalysis and other applications. PMID:25080384

  20. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of CeO2 nanoparticle modified TiO2 nanotube arrays

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    In this paper, a cerium dioxide (CeO2) modified titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube array film was fabricated by electrodeposition of CeO2 nanoparticles onto an anodized TiO2 nanotube array. The structural investigation by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy indicated that the CeO2 nanoparticles grew uniformly on the walls of the TiO2 nanotubes. The composite was composed of cubic-phase CeO2 crystallites and anatase-phase TiO2 after annealing at 450 oC. The cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometric charge/discharge measurement results indicated that the CeO2 modification obviously increased the charge storage capacity of the TiO2 nanotubes. The charge transfer process at the surface, that is, the pseudocapacitance, was the dominate mechanism of the charge storage in CeO2-modified TiO2 nanotubes. The greater number of surface active sites resulting from uniform application of the CeO2 nanoparticles to the well-aligned TiO2 nanotubes contributed to the enhancement of the charge storage density.

  1. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of CeO{sub 2} nanoparticle modified TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays

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    Wen Hao [Key Lab of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Liu Zhifu; Yang Qunbao [Key Lab of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Li Yongxiang, E-mail: yxli@mail.sic.ac.c [Key Lab of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Yu, Jerry [Sensor Technology Lab., School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne 3001 (Australia)

    2011-02-28

    In this paper, a cerium dioxide (CeO{sub 2}) modified titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) nanotube array film was fabricated by electrodeposition of CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles onto an anodized TiO{sub 2} nanotube array. The structural investigation by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy indicated that the CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles grew uniformly on the walls of the TiO{sub 2} nanotubes. The composite was composed of cubic-phase CeO{sub 2} crystallites and anatase-phase TiO{sub 2} after annealing at 450 {sup o}C. The cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometric charge/discharge measurement results indicated that the CeO{sub 2} modification obviously increased the charge storage capacity of the TiO{sub 2} nanotubes. The charge transfer process at the surface, that is, the pseudocapacitance, was the dominate mechanism of the charge storage in CeO{sub 2}-modified TiO{sub 2} nanotubes. The greater number of surface active sites resulting from uniform application of the CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles to the well-aligned TiO{sub 2} nanotubes contributed to the enhancement of the charge storage density.

  2. O/W/O double emulsion-assisted synthesis and catalytic properties of CeO 2 hollow microspheres

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    Zhang, DongEn; Xie, Qing; Wang, MingYan; Zhang, XiaoBo; Li, ShanZhong; Han, GuiQuan; Ying, AiLing; Chen, AiMei; Gong, JunYan; Tong, ZhiWei

    2010-09-01

    CeO 2 hollow microspheres have been fabricated through a simple thermal decomposition of precursor approach. The precursor with an average size of 10 μm was prepared in a reverse microemulsions containing Ce(NO 3) 3·6H 2O and CO(NH 2) 2 at 160 °C. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The possible formation mechanism of hollow spheres was discussed. In addition, the CeO 2 hollow microspheres modified glassy carbon electrode exhibit excellent sensing performance towards methyl orange, which provide a new application of CeO 2 hollow spheres. The catalytic activity of CeO 2 hollow spheres on the thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate (AP) also was investigated by TGA. The catalytic performance of CeO 2 hollow spheres is superior to that of commercial CeO 2 powder.

  3. cDNA library Table: ce-- [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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  4. Enhanced infrared emissivity of CeO2 coatings by La doping

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    Pure CeO2 and La doped CeO2 (LDC) coatings were prepared on nickel-based substrates by electron beam physical vapor deposition at 1173 K. The infrared emissivity in 2.5–25 μm of LDC coatings was enhanced with the increase of La concentration at high temperature 873–1273 K. Compared to the undoped CeO2 coating, the infrared emissivity of 16.7% LDC coating increases by 55%, and reaches up to 0.9 at 873 K. The enhancement of doped coatings’ emissivity is attributed to the increasing lattice absorption and free-carrier absorption. The high emissivity LDC coatings show a promising potential in high temperature application.

  5. Enhanced infrared emissivity of CeO{sub 2} coatings by La doping

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    Huang, Jianping, E-mail: hjphit_1983@163.com [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); Fan, Chenglei [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin 150001 (China); Song, Guangping [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments, Harbin 150080 (China); Li, Yibin, E-mail: liyibin@hit.edu.cn [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments, Harbin 150080 (China); He, Xiaodong [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments, Harbin 150080 (China); Zhang, Xinjiang [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); Sun, Yue; Du, Shanyi; Zhao, Yijie [Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments, Harbin 150080 (China)

    2013-09-01

    Pure CeO{sub 2} and La doped CeO{sub 2} (LDC) coatings were prepared on nickel-based substrates by electron beam physical vapor deposition at 1173 K. The infrared emissivity in 2.5–25 μm of LDC coatings was enhanced with the increase of La concentration at high temperature 873–1273 K. Compared to the undoped CeO{sub 2} coating, the infrared emissivity of 16.7% LDC coating increases by 55%, and reaches up to 0.9 at 873 K. The enhancement of doped coatings’ emissivity is attributed to the increasing lattice absorption and free-carrier absorption. The high emissivity LDC coatings show a promising potential in high temperature application.

  6. Facile synthesis of graphene-CeO2 nanocomposites with enhanced electrochemical properties for supercapacitors.

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    Saravanan, T; Shanmugam, M; Anandan, P; Azhagurajan, M; Pazhanivel, K; Arivanandhan, M; Hayakawa, Y; Jayavel, R

    2015-06-01

    Graphene-ceria (CeO2G) nanocomposites were prepared by using a low-temperature solution process with different weight percentages of graphene, and their electrochemical properties were investigated. Structural properties of the nanocomposites were studied by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and FTIR spectral analyses. FE-SEM and HRTEM images revealed a "wrinkled paper"-like morphology of the prepared composites. Elemental mapping images were recorded by using the FE-EPMA technique. XPS analyses revealed the binding states of different elements present in the composites. The composite with 5% graphene displayed a specific capacitance of 110 F g(-1), according to cyclic voltammetric studies, which is higher than that observed for pure CeO2 (75 F g(-1)). The significant increase in the specific capacitance suggests that the CeO2G is a promising material for supercapacitor applications. PMID:25940081

  7. Two-dimensional, high valence-doped ceria: Ce6WO12(100)/W(110)

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    Stetsovych, Vitalii; Skála, Tomáš; Beran, Jan; Dvořák, Filip; Mazur, Daniel; Tsud, Nataliya; Mašek, Karel; Mysliveček, Josef; Matolín, Vladimír

    2016-05-01

    Doping of oxides for catalytic applications represents one of the most used strategies for improving their catalytic performance. Model catalyst systems for doped oxides that would contain the dopant atoms in a well-defined geometry allowing for investigation of relationships between structure and reactivity are however rare. Here we report on preparation and structural properties of two-dimensional W-doped ceria on W(110) substrate. This model system adopts geometry of two-dimensional Ce6WO12 (100)-oriented thin film, including isolated W6+ ions that donate the charge to Ce3+ ions and act as high-valence dopants. The system represents a model catalyst for prospective use in investigating the role of W6+ active sites in CeOx-WOx catalysts and high valence dopants in ceria in general.

  8. Formation of hierarchical macro porous YAlO:Ce multifunctional nanophosphors

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    Jayanthi Rajan, K.; Manorama, Sunkara V.

    2016-03-01

    Hierarchically macro-porous lumino-magnetic yttrium aluminium oxide (YAlO:- YAT: tetragonal; YAG: garnet; YAM: monoclinic) ceramic nanophosphors doped with trivalent cerium (Ce) ions have been synthesized by a novel and versatile self assembly route without the need of any external templates. X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies confirm the presence of dopant and its valence state. Room temperature ferromagnetism in undoped and YAlO:Ce suggest an intrinsic nature of ferromagnetism dependent on host lattice imperfection along with yellow photoluminescence emission explicitly arising due to Ce doping established the non-interfering character of the two phenomena. Such a porous morphology has the potential of the biocarriers and could be engineered to make it suitable for spintronic applications by incorporation of dielectric into the pores and in conjunction with blue light emitting devices which could be used to obtain white light.

  9. Evaluation of Ce:SrAl2O4 crystalline scintillators

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    Nakauchi, Daisuke; Okada, Go; Koshimizu, Masanori; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2016-06-01

    In this study, Ce-doped SrAl2O4 (Ce:SrAl2O4) crystals were prepared by a floating zone (FZ) method and experimental evaluations were performed for scintillator applications. In photoluminescence (PL) with an excitation around 320 nm, an intense broad emission peak appears around 380 nm due to the 5d-4f transitions. The PL decay time constants are approximately 30 ns. The X-ray induced scintillation spectrum also shows an intense broad emission peak around 380 nm. Among the samples evaluated with different concentrations of Ce, the absolute light yield under 137Cs is considerably high (∼3900 ph/MeV) when the concentration of Ce is 1.0%. In thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) after X-ray irradiation, strong TSL glow peaks are observed at 110, 210 and 330 °C. The samples also shows optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) after X-ray irradiation, in which the emission appears around 380 nm due to the 5d-4f emission bands of Ce3+ while the samples is exposed to the stimulation light at 655 nm.

  10. Stability of Sunscreens Containing CePO4: Proposal for a New Inorganic UV Filter

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Inorganic UV filters have become attractive because of their role in protecting the skin from the damage caused by continuous exposure to the sun. However, their large refractive index and high photocatalytic activity have led to the development of alternative inorganic materials such as CePO4 for application as UV filters. This compound leaves a low amount of white residue on the skin and is highly stable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical stability of a cosmetic formulation containing ordinary organic UV filters combined with 5% CePO4, and, to compare it with other formulations containing the same vehicle with 5% TiO2 or ZnO as inorganic materials. The rheological behavior and chemical stability of the formulations containing these different UV filters were investigated. Results showed that the formulation containing CePO4 is a promising innovative UV filter due to its low interaction with organic filters, which culminates in longer shelf life when compared with traditional formulations containing ZnO or TiO2 filters. Moreover, the recognized ability of CePO4 to leave a low amount of white residue on the skin combined with great stability, suggests that CePO4 can be used as inorganic filter in high concentrations, affording formulations with high SPF values.

  11. Characterization of thin CeO{sub 2} films electrochemically deposited on HOPG

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    Faisal, Firas [Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Toghan, Arafat, E-mail: arafat.toghan@yahoo.com [Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, 83523 Qena (Egypt); Khalakhan, Ivan; Vorokhta, Mykhailo; Matolin, Vladimír [Department of Surface and Plasma Science, Charles University in Prague, V Holešovičkách 747/2, 180 00 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Libuda, Jörg [Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Preparation of proton exchange membrane fuel cells catalyst using electrochemical thin film deposition. • Electrodeposition thin films of CeO{sub 2} on HOPG substrates. • The samples were characterized by in-situ AFM and ex-situ XPS. • XPS results reveal that the electrochemically deposited cerium oxide films are stoichiometric. • Exposing the films to ambient air, cracking structures are formed. - Abstract: Electrodeposition is widely used for industrial applications to deposit thin films, coatings, and adhesion layers. Herein, CeO{sub 2} thin films were deposited on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) substrate by cathodic electrodeposition. The influence of the deposition parameters on the yield and on the film morphology is studied and discussed. Morphology and composition of the electrodeposited films were characterized by in-situ atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). By AFM we show that the thickness of CeO{sub 2} films can be controlled via the Ce{sup 3+} concentration in solution and the deposition time. After exposing the films to ambient air, cracking structures are formed, which were analyzed by AFM in detail. The chemical composition of the deposits was analyzed by XPS indicating the formation of nearly stoichiometric CeO{sub 2}.

  12. Characterization of thin CeO2 films electrochemically deposited on HOPG

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Preparation of proton exchange membrane fuel cells catalyst using electrochemical thin film deposition. • Electrodeposition thin films of CeO2 on HOPG substrates. • The samples were characterized by in-situ AFM and ex-situ XPS. • XPS results reveal that the electrochemically deposited cerium oxide films are stoichiometric. • Exposing the films to ambient air, cracking structures are formed. - Abstract: Electrodeposition is widely used for industrial applications to deposit thin films, coatings, and adhesion layers. Herein, CeO2 thin films were deposited on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) substrate by cathodic electrodeposition. The influence of the deposition parameters on the yield and on the film morphology is studied and discussed. Morphology and composition of the electrodeposited films were characterized by in-situ atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). By AFM we show that the thickness of CeO2 films can be controlled via the Ce3+ concentration in solution and the deposition time. After exposing the films to ambient air, cracking structures are formed, which were analyzed by AFM in detail. The chemical composition of the deposits was analyzed by XPS indicating the formation of nearly stoichiometric CeO2

  13. Investigation of LaBr3:Ce probe for gamma-ray spectroscopy and dosimetry

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    Maghraby, Ahmed M.; Alzimami, K. S.; Alkhorayef, M. A.; Alsafi, K. G.; Ma, A.; Alfuraih, A. A.; Alghamdi, A. A.; Spyrou, N. M.

    2014-02-01

    The main thrust of this work is the investigation of performance of relatively new commercial LaBr3:Ce probe (Inspector 1000™ with LaBr3:Ce crystal) for gamma-ray spectroscopy and dosimetry measurements in comparison to LaCl3:Ce and NaI:Tl scintillators. The crystals were irradiated by a wide range of energies (57Co, 22Na, 18F, 137Cs and 60Co). The study involved recording of detected spectra and measurement of energy resolution, photopeak efficiency, internal radioactivity measurements as well as dose rate. The Monte Carlo package, Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission (GATE) was used to validate the experiments. Overall results showed very good agreement between the measurements and the simulations. The LaBr3:Ce crystal has excellent energy resolution, energy resolutions of (3.37±0.05)% and (2.98±0.07)% for a 137Cs 662 keV and a 60Co 1332 keV gamma-ray point sources respectively, were recorded. The disadvantage of the lanthanum halide scintillators is their internal radioactivity. Inspector 1000™ with LaBr3:Ce scintillator has shown an accurate and quick dose measurements at Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Units which allows accurate assessment of the radiation dose received by staff members compared to the use of electronic personal dosimeters (EPD).

  14. Supraconductivity of TR-Ru3Si2 compounds (TR = La, Ce)

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    A new family of superconducting ternary silicides MRu3Si2 with M = La (Tsub(s) approximately 7 K), Y and Th was discovered by Barz and Vandenberg. Same compounds with M from Nd to Tm are magnetic and not superconductors. We studied superconductivity in the solid solution Cesub(1-x)Lasub(x)Ru3Si2 of hexagonal structure from x = 0 to 1. CeRu3Si2 is type II superconductor (Tsub(s) approximately 1 K), like LaRu3Si2, and is mixed valent (M.V.). Spin fluctuations temperature (Tsub(sf) approximately 440 K) is between these of non superconducting M.V. like CeSn3 (Tsub(sf) approximately 270) and these of superconducting M.V. like CeRu2 (Tsub(sf) approximately 770 K). Cesub(1-x)Lasub(x)Ru3Si2 is the first M.V. system of Ce which is superconductor from x = 0 to 1

  15. Effect of La,Ce,Tb Concentration on Luminescence Properties of (La,Ce,Tb)BO3%La,Ce,Tb含量对(La,Ce,Tb)BO3发光性能的影响

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    王林生; 黄可龙; 周智; 文小强; 周健; 赖华生

    2012-01-01

    采用高温固相法合成(La,Ce,Tb)BO3荧光粉,并对该荧光粉进行XRD和SEM分析.结果表明:(La,Ce,Tb)BO3的晶体结构和LaBO3相同,Ce3+,Tb3+的掺入没有改变晶体的结构,发光粉颗粒大小均匀,形貌规则,粒度在5 μm左右.研究了(La,Ce,Tb)BO3的光谱性质,在(La,Ce,Tb)BO3的发射和激发光谱中除了有Tb3+的特征发射和激发峰外,还有Ce3+的特征发射和激发峰.%The phosphors of (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 were synthesized by high temperature solid state reaction. X-ray diffractometry (XRD) patterns indicate that the crystal structures of (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 and LaBO3 are the same. The crystal structure has not been changed by Ce3+ and Tb3+ doping. Emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images show that the particle sizes of phosphors are more uniform, the morphology is more regular, and the granularity is about 5 μm. The content of TbBO3 phase in (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 increases with increasing of Tb content in (La,Ce,Tb)BO3. When Tb concentration reaches 15% and above, the content of TbBO3 phase in (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 increases more rapidly. The luminescence properties of (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 and the sensitization of Ce to Tb were studied. In the excitation spectrum of Ce there are three peaks at 244, 268 and 330 nm, respectively. And in the emission spectrum of Ce , there are two peaks at 365 and 380 nm, respectively. All of them have the large overlap. The Maximum emission wavelength of Tb3+ is 541 nm, and its excitation peaks is 230 nm. Both the Tb characteristic emission and excitation peaks and the Ce characteristic emission and excitation peaks were observed in the emission and excitation spectrum of (La,Ce,Tb)BO3. Comparing the excitation spectrum of (La,Ce)BO3 with the emission spectrum of (La,Tb)BO3, it is found that they have the large overlap. It is indicated that there is a remarkable energy transfer from Ce to Tb in (La,Ce,Tb)BO3. When the concentration of Ce or Tb in (La,Ce,Tb)BO3 is fixed, because of concentration self

  16. Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous CuO/CeO2 Composite Frameworks as Anode Catalysts for Water Oxidation

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    Vassiliki Markoulaki Ι; Ioannis T. Papadas; Ioannis Kornarakis; Gerasimos S. Armatas

    2015-01-01

    Cerium-rich metal oxide materials have recently emerged as promising candidates for the photocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER). In this article, we report the synthesis of ordered mesoporous CuO/CeO2 composite frameworks with different contents of copper(II) oxide and demonstrate their activity for photocatalytic O2 production via UV-Vis light-driven oxidation of water. Mesoporous CuO/CeO2 materials have been successfully prepared by a nanocasting route, using mesoporous silica as a ...

  17. Cyclam Derivatives with a Bis(phosphinate) or a Phosphinato-Phosphonate Pendant Arm: Ligands for Fast and Efficient Copper(II) Complexation for Nuclear Medical Applications.

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    David, Tomáš; Kubíček, Vojtěch; Gutten, Ondrej; Lubal, Přemysl; Kotek, Jan; Pietzsch, Hans-Jürgen; Rulíšek, Lubomír; Hermann, Petr

    2015-12-21

    Cyclam derivatives bearing one geminal bis(phosphinic acid), -CH2PO2HCH2PO2H2 (H2L(1)), or phosphinic-phosphonic acid, -CH2PO2HCH2PO3H2 (H3L(2)), pendant arm were synthesized and studied as potential copper(II) chelators for nuclear medical applications. The ligands showed good selectivity for copper(II) over zinc(II) and nickel(II) ions (log KCuL = 25.8 and 27.7 for H2L(1) and H3L(2), respectively). Kinetic study revealed an unusual three-step complex formation mechanism. The initial equilibrium step leads to out-of-cage complexes with Cu(2+) bound by the phosphorus-containing pendant arm. These species quickly rearrange to an in-cage complex with cyclam conformation II, which isomerizes to another in-cage complex with cyclam conformation I. The first in-cage complex is quantitatively formed in seconds (pH ≈5, 25 °C, Cu:L = 1:1, cM ≈ 1 mM). At pH >12, I isomers undergo nitrogen atom inversion, leading to III isomers; the structure of the III-[Cu(HL(2))] complex in the solid state was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. In an alkaline solution, interconversion of the I and III isomers is mutual, leading to the same equilibrium isomeric mixture; such behavior has been observed here for the first time for copper(II) complexes of cyclam derivatives. Quantum-chemical calculations showed small energetic differences between the isomeric complexes of H3L(2) compared with analogous data for isomeric complexes of cyclam derivatives with one or two methylphosphonic acid pendant arm(s). Acid-assisted dissociation proved the kinetic inertness of the complexes. Preliminary radiolabeling of H2L(1) and H3L(2) with (64)Cu was fast and efficient, even at room temperature, giving specific activities of around 70 GBq of (64)Cu per 1 μmol of the ligand (pH 6.2, 10 min, ca. 90 equiv of the ligand). These specific activities were much higher than those of H3nota and H4dota complexes prepared under identical conditions. The rare combination of simple ligand synthesis, very

  18. Rotational Analysis of FTIR Spectra from Cigarette Smoke: An Application of Chem Spec II Software in the Undergraduate Laboratory

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    Ford, Alan R.; Burns, William A.; Reeve, Scott W.

    2004-01-01

    A version of the classic gas phase infrared experiment was developed for students at Arkansas State University based on the shortcomings of the rotationally resolved infrared experiment. Chem Spec II is a noncommercial Windows-based software package developed to aid in the potentially complicated problem of assigning quantum numbers to observed…

  19. 固体透氧膜法直接还原NiO-CeO_2制备CeNi_5合金%DIRECT ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF Nio-CeO_2 POWDER FOR PREPARATION OF CeNi_5 ALLOY BY SOLID-OXYGEN-ION CONDUCTING MEMBRANE PROCESS

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    赵炳建; 鲁雄刚; 李重河; 钟庆东

    2009-01-01

    Ce-Ni base alloy CeNi_5 is often used as the hydrogen storage alloy in Ni-H batteries. Its application is more or less limited by the high cost in the traditional preparing process. Therefore, lots of researchers have paid more attention to develop a novel process with high production efficiency and low cost. The goal of the present research was to demonstrate the technical viability of a new process (solid-oxygen-ion conducting membrane process, I.e., SOM process) for the production of CeNi_5 alloy directly from its oxide precursors. This process was improved on the basis of FFC process (Fray-Farthing-Chen Cambridge process): (1) the preparation of cathode was the same as that in FFC process, (2) Cu (or Sn) liquid saturated with carbon was used as anode separated from the melt by a yttria-stabilized zirconia tube in which only oxygen-ion was permeated to prevent the side reactions and decomposition of molten salts taking place until a voltage as high as 3.5 V. This paper was focused on the preparation of hydrogen storage alloy CeNi_5 by SOM process, some parameters such as molten salt temperature, electrolytic time, configurations and phase compositions of products were investigated. The results show that NiO-CeO_2 pellets can be completely reduced to CeNi_5 alloy by SOM process. The analysis of phase compositions of intermediate products indicates that the reduction of NiO-CeO_2 starts from NiO, it reduces firstly into Ni, then reacts with newly-formed CeOCl and finally forms CeNi_5. The comparison of FFC and SOM processes shows that for SOM, NiO-CeO_2 pellet (2.5 g) can be completely reduced to CeNi_5 after electrolyzed for 3 h, and the current efficiency is 75.5%, the electrolysis energy consumption is only as low as 4.03 kW·h/kg; while for FFC, it takes 12 h for the same pellet to be reduced to pure CeNi_5, and the current efficiency is 26.1% but the electrolysis energy consumption is 10.27 kW·h/kg. It could be concluded that SOM process has a bright future

  20. Zinc(II) phthalocyanines immobilized in mesoporous silica Al-MCM-41 and their applications in photocatalytic degradation of pesticides

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    Silva, M. [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal); Laboratoire de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, UMR CNRS 6505, Universite Blaise Pascal, F-63177 Aubiere cedex (France); Calvete, M.J.F.; Goncalves, N.P.F.; Burrows, H.D. [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal); Sarakha, M. [Laboratoire de Photochimie Moleculaire et Macromoleculaire, UMR CNRS 6505, Universite Blaise Pascal, F-63177 Aubiere cedex (France); Fernandes, A.; Ribeiro, M.F. [Instituto para a Biotecnologia e Bioengenharia, Centro para a Engenharia Biologica e Quimica, Instituto Superior Tecnico - Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Azenha, M.E., E-mail: meazenha@ci.uc.pt [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal); Pereira, M.M., E-mail: mmpereira@qui.uc.pt [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal)

    2012-09-30

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Complete immobilization of zinc(II) phthalocyanines accomplished in Al-MCM-41. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Efficient photodegradation of model pesticides achieved using 365 nm irradiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sodium azide experiments showed the involvement of singlet oxygen ({sup 1}O{sub 2}). - Abstract: In the present study the authors investigated a set of three new zinc(II) phthalocyanines (zinc(II) tetranitrophthalocyanine (ZnTNPc), zinc(II) tetra(phenyloxy)phthalocyanine (ZnTPhOPc) and the tetraiodide salt of zinc(II)tetra(N,N,N-trimethylaminoethyloxy) phthalocyaninate (ZnTTMAEOPcI)) immobilized into Al-MCM-41 prepared via ship-in-a-bottle methodology. The samples were fully characterized by diffuse reflectance-UV-vis spectroscopy (DRS-UV-vis), luminescence, thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DSC), N{sub 2} adsorption techniques and elemental analysis. A comparative study was made on the photocatalytic performance upon irradiation within the wavelength range 320-460 nm of these three systems in the degradation of pesticides fenamiphos and pentachlorophenol. ZnTNPc-Al-MCM-41 and ZnTTMAEOPcI-Al-MCM-41 were found to be the most active systems, with the best performance observed with the immobilized cationic phthalocyanine, ZnTTMAEOPcI-Al-MCM-41. This system showed high activity even after three photocatalytic cycles. LC-MS product characterization and mechanistic studies indicate that singlet oxygen ({sup 1}O{sub 2}), produced by excitation of these immobilized photosensitizers, is a key intermediate in the photocatalytic degradation of both pesticides.

  1. The cerium ground state in the intermetallic compounds Al2Ce, Al3Ce at very low temperature

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    Nuclear orientation experiments show the different behaviour between the Al2Ce and Al3Ce compounds. Despite the occurrence of a Kondo coupling, the first compound is well ordered down to 5 mK. No long range ordering seems to exist in Al3Ce but crystal field effects can partly mask the ordering. (author)

  2. Maanhonka hirsitalot CE-merkintä

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    Nieminen, Ville

    2012-01-01

    Tämän insinöörityön tarkoitus oli saada päivitettyä Maanhonka hirsitalojen ETA, joka oli mennyt vanhaksi marraskuussa 2010. ETA-hyväksynnän ja vaatimuksen-mukaisuustodistuksen myötä on tarkoitus hakea yritykselle CE-merkintäoikeus. CE-merkintä tulee pakolliseksi talotehtaille ja kaikille rakennustuotteille 1.7.2013 alkaen. Prosessi kestää yrityksestä riippuen vähintään puolesta vuodesta vuoteen. Riippuen siitä, mitä ETAan sisällytetään ja mitä testejä yrityksellä on jo ennestään tehtynä. VTT:...

  3. Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:Ce3+, a highly efficient near-UV and blue emitting orthosilicate phosphor

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    High quantum efficiency is a vital parameter of phosphors for practical application. An efficient near-UV and blue emitting phosphor Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:Ce3+ was synthesized by a traditional solid-state reaction, and luminescent properties were studied in detail. The Ce3+-activated phosphor can emit both a near-UV light centred at 345 nm and a blue light peaking at 420 nm when Ce3+ occupies the Sr and Ca site, respectively. The internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:0.03Ce3+ is as high as 97% under the excitation at 288 nm, while the external quantum efficiency (EQE) is 66%. The IQE and EQE values of Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:0.03Ce3+ under the excitation at 360 nm are 82% and 31%, respectively. - Highlights: • Phosphor Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:Ce3+ emits a near-UV (345 nm) and a blue light (420 nm). • Emission band at 345 nm originates from Ce3+ on Sr site. • Emission band at 420 nm belongs to Ce3+ on Ca site. • Internal quantum efficiency is 97% for Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:0.03Ce3+ excited at 288 nm

  4. Low flow electrospray interfacing CE/MS

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    Foret, František; Týčová, Anna; Křenková, Jana; Klepárník, Karel

    2015. L-10. ISBN N. [International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques (ITP2015) /22./ and the Nordic Separation Science (NoSSS) symposium /8./. 30.08.2015-03.09.2015, Helsinki] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GBP206/12/G014 Institutional support: RVO:68081715 Keywords : electrospray * CE/MS * GAP20612G014 Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation

  5. Thermoemission of Ce+ ions and its fluctuations

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    Gladyszewski, Longin

    1994-12-01

    The surface ionization of cerium on tungsten and its fluctuatins (noises) have been studied using a single filament ion source in a 90° magnetic mass spectrometer. The statistical behaviour of the spectral density and autocorrelation functions for Ce+ ion thermoemission noise were investigated by means of a special stochastic analyser. These noises are generated as a result of adsorbate density fluctuations. The method used made it possible to determine the atom desorption and migration energy for cerium from tungsten.

  6. The CeDRES data portal

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    Albert-Aguilar, Alexandre; Delmotte, Pauline; André, François; Brissebrat, Guillaume; Canonici, Jean-Christophe; Piguet, Bruno

    2016-04-01

    SAFIRE is the French facility dedicated to airborne measurement for environmental research. The SAFIRE steering committee decided that access to its archives should be improved. If certain data, including recent campaigns, are available online, access to them is difficult for users because these data are dispersed in as many data portals as campaigns. Most of projects are not able to keep medium to long term online access to their database. Therefore, many airborne data, particularly the oldest, are not available online, stored on media whose sustainability is not guaranteed. SAFIRE also decided to identify old data stored in Meudon (France) on paper and hard media and to rescue with the help of an archivist. At the same time, the development of a centralized digital archive - containing data collected with the Fokker - 27 " ARAT " and Merlin IV aircraft - associated to a web portal was given to SEDOO. The first part of the project consisted in modelling the database. The second part, still in progess, was the development of the CeDRES (Centre de Données aéRoportées & SAFIRE) portal (http://cedres.sedoo.fr) which is responsive and bilingual (French and English) ; and metadata standardization (iso 19115). The main objectives of this project are data preservation and open data access. A first test version of CeDRES portal will be release in mid-February 2016. And operational version is planned for summer 2016. In the future, CeDRES portal will be able to receive and to distribute metadata and data of aircraft currently in service (FALCON-20, ATR-42 and PiperAztec-23). The interoperability implementation and data homogenization are planned in the medium term. The CeDRES portal is part of the French atmospheric chemistry data center AERIS (http://www.aeris-data.fr). Every scientist is invited to browse the catalog and use CEDRES data. Feel free to contact cedres-contact@sedoo.fr for any question.

  7. Convenient synthesis of CeO2 nanotubes

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    A simple and facile route was used in the fabrication of CeO2 nanotubes within anodic alumina membrane. A piece of membrane was first immersed into Ce(NO3)3 aqueous solution under ambient conditions. After dried at 50 deg. C and thermally calcined at 150 deg. C and 550 deg. C, CeO2 nanotubes can be easily synthesized. The characterization with electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction indicated that CeO2 nanotubes were composed of tiny well-crystalline CeO2 nanoparticles

  8. Preparation of ZnO:CeO2-x thin films by AP-MOCVD: Structural and optical properties

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    The growth of columnar CeO2, ZnO and ZnO:CeO2-x films on quartz and AA6066 aluminum alloy substrates by economic atmospheric pressure metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (AP-MOCVD) is reported. A novel and efficient combination of metal acetylacetonate precursors as well as mild operating conditions were used in the deposition process. The correlation among crystallinity, surface morphology and optical properties of the as-prepared films was analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-vis spectroscopy. The synthesized films showed different crystallographic orientations depending on the ZnO and CeO2 lattice mismatch, cerium content and growth rate. The CeO2 films synthesized in this work showed plate-like compact structures as a result of the growth process typical of CVD. Both pure and ZnO:CeO2-x films were obtained with a hexagonal structure and highly preferred orientation with the c-axis perpendicular to both substrates under the optimal deposition conditions. The microstructure was modified from dense, short round columns to round structures with cavities ('rose-flower-like' structures) and the typical ZnO morphology by controlling the cerium doping the film and substrate nature. High optical transmittance (>87%) was observed in the pure ZnO films. As for the ZnO:CeO2-x films, the optical transmission was decreased and the UV absorption increased, which subsequently was affected by an increase in cerium content. This paper assesses the feasibility of using ZnO:CeO2-x thin films as UV-absorbers in industrial applications. - Graphical abstract: TEM micrographs and their corresponding SAED pattern obtained for the as-deposited ZnO-CeO2-x thin films for a Zn/Ce metallic ratio 16:9.

  9. Book review: Gap II-VI compounds for optoelectronic and electromagnetic applications. Peter Capper (Editor), Chapman and Hall. 1997, ISBN 0-412-71560-0

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    Rutt, H.N.

    1998-01-01

    Narrow Gap II-VI Compounds for Optoelectronic and Electromagnetic Applications, edited by Peter Capper Chapman and Hall, Electronic Materials Series, Volume 3, 1997, ISBN 0-412-71560-0, 561 Pages. Price £89.00. (Reviewed in Journal of Infrared Physics and Technology 1998 pp.487-488) Review This book, comprising twenty chapters by no less than thirty-two authors, is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive and authoritative texts available on the subject. The authors — and a...

  10. Neutron detection properties of Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce crystal

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    Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce crystal is a promising type of scintillator for neutron detection. In this study, the properties of Li6Y(BO3)3:3at%Ce are studied, including its γ sensitivity, neutron efficiency, α/γ ratio, relative light yield, neutron pulse-height spectrum and decay time. Geant4 simulations indicate that its capture efficiency for thermal neutrons is as high as 78% for the natural abundances of the boron and lithium elements. The α/γ ratio of Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce is measured to be 0.03, which is 10 times lower than that of lithium glass. If the per-MeV light yield of lithium glass is defined to be 100, then the light yields generated by Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce for γ rays and α particles are 253.3 and 24.8, respectively. Under γ-ray irradiation, the light yield of Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce is approximately 6 times lower than that of NaI:Tl. In neutron detection, the neutron signal can be clearly distinguished from the backgrounds caused by the 252Cf source itself. Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce is also a fast scintillator, with decay times of 48.6 ± 14.4 ns, 24.6 ± 13.3 ns and 37.8 ± 17.8 ns under irradiation with γ rays, α particles and thermal neutrons, respectively. This study offers a systematic study of useful parameters of Li6Y(BO3)3:3at%Ce crystal for application in and the improvement of neutron detection. - Highlights: • Responses to γ rays of Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce are studied by simulation and experiments. • Neutron capture efficiency of Li6Y(BO3)3:Ce is higher than lithium glass. • The light yields are studied by α and γ sources and the α/γ ratio is about 0.03. • Its decay time is around 24–48 ns under different kind sources irradiation. • The crystal can detect thermal neutrons by pulse height spectrum measurements

  11. Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity of C/Ce-Codoped ZnO Nanoellipsoids Synthesized by Hydrothermal Method

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    Ha, Luu Thi Viet; Dai, Luu Minh; Nhiem, Dao Ngoc; Van Cuong, Nguyen

    2016-08-01

    C/Ce-codoped ZnO nanomaterial has been synthesized by a hydrothermal method and its physical properties and characterization investigated using thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The photocatalytic activity of the nanomaterial was examined using methylene blue as organic dye under visible-light source. The results show that the C/Ce-codoped ZnO nanomaterial exhibited higher photocatalytic activity under visible-light irradiation compared with undoped ZnO, Ce-doped ZnO or C-doped ZnO nanomaterials. Such enhancement of the photocatalytic activity of C/Ce-codoped ZnO under visible-light irradiation suggests that these nanoparticles might have good applications in optoelectronics and wastewater treatment.

  12. Synthesis, vacuum ultraviolet and ultraviolet spectroscopy of Ce3+ ion doped olgite Na(Sr, Ba)PO4

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    Ce3+ ion doped olgite mineral samples, Na(Sr, Ba)PO4, were prepared by a high temperature solid-state reaction. The sample was investigated through x-ray powder diffraction, FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra measurements. The optical properties under vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) synchrotron radiation and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation are reported for the first time. The investigated samples show a strong absorption in the VUV and UV ranges. The bands corresponding to the 4f1 → 4f05d1 transitions of Ce3+ ions in the host lattices are identified. The barycentre of Ce3+ ions in the host lattices, the host absorption, the crystal field splitting, the emission and the Stokes shifts are presented and discussed. This Ce3+ ion doped material is a potential candidate for plasma display panel (PDP) application

  13. Ce(III)/Ce(IV) in methanesulfonic acid as the positive half cell of a redox flow battery

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    The characteristics of the Ce(III)/Ce(IV) redox couple in methanesulfonic acid were studied at a platinum disk electrode (0.125 cm2) over a wide range of electrolyte compositions and temperatures: cerium (III) methanesulfonate (0.1-1.2 mol dm-3), methanesulfonic acid (0.1-5.0 mol dm-3) and electrolyte temperatures (295-333 K). The cyclic voltammetry experiments indicated that the diffusion coefficient of Ce(III) ions was 0.5 x 10-6 cm2 s-1 and that the electrochemical kinetics for the oxidation of Ce(III) and the reduction of Ce(IV) was slow. The reversibility of the redox reaction depended on the electrolyte composition and improved at higher electrolyte temperatures. At higher methanesulfonic acid concentrations, the degree of oxygen evolution decreased by up to 50% when the acid concentration increased from 2 to 5 mol dm-3. The oxidation of Ce(III) and reduction of Ce(IV) were also investigated during a constant current batch electrolysis in a parallel plate zinc-cerium flow cell with a 3-dimensional platinised titanium mesh electrode. The current efficiencies over 4.5 h of the process Ce(III) to Ce(IV) and 3.3 h electrolysis of the reverse reaction Ce(IV) to Ce(III) were 94.0 and 97.6%, respectively. With a 2-dimensional, planar platinised titanium electrode (9 cm2 area), the redox reaction of the Ce(III)/Ce(IV) system was under mass-transport control, while the reaction on the 3-dimensional mesh electrode was initially under charge-transfer control but became mass-transport controlled after 2.5-3 h of electrolysis. The effect of the side reactions (hydrogen and oxygen evolution) on the current efficiencies and the conversion of Ce(III) and Ce(IV) are discussed.

  14. Moessbauer studies of nano phase Ce-Fe oxide composites

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    Chemical co-precipitation method was used to synthesize nano-structured α-Fe2O3-CeO2 composite by calcination of the goethite-cerium hydroxide precursor. It was observed that the precursor contained goethite matrix doped with cerium. Calcination of the precursor at 400oC showed the formation of nanosize hematite. Moessbauer spectra show the presence of a paramagnetic component in the precursor but not in the samples calcined at 400oC to 800oC temperatures. Our study shows that Ce precipitated as CeO2 and stuck on the surface of hematite particles. The precipitation of Ce as CeO2 is independent of the concentration of Ce in the Ce-Fe-O composite.

  15. Reversible room temperature photooxidation of the peripheral chlorophyll of Photosystem II reaction centre

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    Litvín, R.; Bína, D.; Vácha, František

    Brno: Masaryk University Brno, 2005. s. 29. [Central-European Conference "Photosynthesis and Stress". 05.09.15-05.09.16, Brno] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : Photosystem II Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry

  16. Template-Based de Novo Design for Type II Kinase Inhibitors and Its Extended Application to Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

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    Bo-Han Su; Yi-Syuan Huang; Chia-Yun Chang; Yi-Shu Tu; Yufeng J Tseng

    2013-01-01

    There is a compelling need to discover type II inhibitors targeting the unique DFG-out inactive kinase conformation since they are likely to possess greater potency and selectivity relative to traditional type I inhibitors. Using a known inhibitor, such as a currently available and approved drug or inhibitor, as a template to design new drugs via computational de novo design is helpful when working with known ligand-receptor interactions. This study proposes a new template-based de novo desig...

  17. Template-Based de Novo Design for Type II Kinase Inhibitors and Its Extented Application to Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

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    Bo-Han Su

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available There is a compelling need to discover type II inhibitors targeting the unique DFG-out inactive kinase conformation since they are likely to possess greater potency and selectivity relative to traditional type I inhibitors. Using a known inhibitor, such as a currently available and approved drug or inhibitor, as a template to design new drugs via computational de novo design is helpful when working with known ligand-receptor interactions. This study proposes a new template-based de novo design protocol to discover new inhibitors that preserve and also optimize the binding interactions of the type II kinase template. First, sorafenib (Nexavar® and nilotinib (Tasigna®, two type II inhibitors with different ligand-receptor interactions, were selected as the template compounds. The five-step protocol can reassemble each drug from a large fragment library. Our procedure demonstrates that the selected template compounds can be successfully reassembled while the key ligand-receptor interactions are preserved. Furthermore, to demonstrate that the algorithm is able to construct more potent compounds, we considered kinase inhibitors and other protein dataset, acetylcholinesterase (AChE inhibitors. The de novo optimization was initiated using a template compound possessing a less than optimal activity from a series of aminoisoquinoline and TAK-285 inhibiting type II kinases, and E2020 derivatives inhibiting AChE respectively. Three compounds with greater potency than the template compound were discovered that were also included in the original congeneric series. This template-based lead optimization protocol with the fragment library can help to design compounds with preferred binding interactions of known inhibitors automatically and further optimize the compounds in the binding pockets.

  18. Hydrogen bond-assisted aggregation-induced emission and application in the detection of the Zn(ii) ion.

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    Wang, Dan; Li, Shu-Mu; Li, Yu-Fei; Zheng, Xiang-Jun; Jin, Lin-Pei

    2016-05-28

    The compounds of 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxylic acid with K(+) (1) and Zn(2+) (2) were found to be AIE-active. The AIE behaviours could be attributed to the restriction of intramolecular rotation (RIR) and vibration (RIV) via hydrogen bonds, resulting in rigidity enhancement of the molecules. An AIE-based fluorescence turn on chemosensor for the Zn(ii) ion has been developed in aqueous media with high selectivity and sensitivity. PMID:27126357

  19. Application of NSGA-II Algorithm to Multiobjective Optimization of Switching Devices Placement in Electric Power Distribution Systems

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    Pombo, António,; Pires, Vitor,; Pina, João,

    2014-01-01

    The Electric Utility Industry all around the world is facing numerous challenges, which include amongst others, the optimal use of expensive assets and resources and the maintenance of electric grid and customer quality service levels. The optimal placement of switches in electrical distribution networks will allow the control over service quality levels and the maximization of investments in equipments. This work proposes a genetic evolutionary algorithm NSGA-II for the optimization between ...

  20. The DIRC Detector at the SLAC B-Factory PEP-II: Operational Experience and Performance for Physics Application

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    The Dirc, a novel type of Cherenkov ring imaging device, is the primary hadronic particle identification system for the BABAR detector at the asymmetric B-factory, Pep-II at SLAC. It is based on total internal reflection and uses long, rectangular bars made from synthetic fused silica as Cherenkov radiators and light guides. BABAR began taking data with colliding beams in late spring 1999. This paper describes the performance of the Dirc during the first 2.5 years of operation