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  1. Investigation of thermal neutron capture in 23Na, 138Ba, 140Ce and 142Ce

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    A measurement of the angular correlation of γ-rays emitted in the capture of thermal neutrons in 23Na has been used to determine the multipole mixing ratio delta for seventeen transitions in 24Na, of which seven are primary transitions. For these primary transitions also the capture state spin admixture α has been derived. The neutron capture reaction proceeds predominantly through the Jsup(π)=1+ channel, as expected from previous cross-section measurements. A measurement of the circular polarization of γ-rays resulting from the capture of polarized thermal neutrons in 138Ba, 140Ce and 142Ce has yielded spin assignments for p-states in the final nuclei. Excitation energies and reaction Q-values have been obtained from the analysis of singles spectra taken with unpolarized neutrons. (Auth.)

  2. LiCl(NaCl)-CeCl3-H2O systems at 25 deg C

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    It has been found by the method of isothermal solubility that aqueous ternary systems LiCl(NaCl)-CeCl3-H2O at 25 deg C refer to the eutonic type with crystallization of the initial components LiClxH2O, NaCl, and CeCl3x7H2O

  3. Structure and heat capacity of the NaCeF4 compound

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    Virgil Constantin; Ana-Maria Popescu

    2013-01-01

    This work continued our general research program on obtaining metallic cerium by electrodeposition from NaCeF4 dis-solved in different molten fluorides. The structure of NaCeF4 (cubic or hexagonal depending on the way of preparation) was estab-lished by DTA analysis, IR spectra and X-ray diffraction. The heat capacity (Cp) of NaCeF4 was measured by differential scanning calorimetry in the temperature range of 300-1093 K using the“step-method”. The Cp was fitted by an equation with a satisfactory re-sult. Heat capacity was compared with that calculated from the Neumann-Kopp rule (NKR) and the deviations observed were consis-tent with the stability of the NaCeF4 compound.

  4. Optically and thermally stimulated luminescence of KMgF3:Ce3+ and NaMgF3:Ce3+

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    The potentialities of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) for personal dosimetry of ionising radiation have stimulated the search for new synthetic materials with good dosimetric properties. The sensitivity of two new OSL materials KMgF3 and NaMgF3 doped with Ce3+ ions has been evaluated and found to be of the same order of magnitude as that of Al2O3:C. Several other characteristics have also been investigated. Promising results for KMgF3:Ce are the high sensitivity and the low fading. However, this material suffers from a high self-dose due to the presence of 40K. NaMgF3:Ce is sensitive as well but shows strong fading. Interesting information on the mechanism has been obtained by correlating the signals of OSL and TL. Furthermore, the different bleachabilities under blue LED illumination of the strongly overlapping glow peaks allowed the extraction of one single peak for KMgF3:Ce3+. The results demonstrate new possibilities offered by the combination of TL and OSL. (author)

  5. Photoluminescence and thermoluminescence study of Ce3+ activated NaSr4 (BO3)3

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    In this paper we report Photoluminescence and Thermoluminescence of Ce3+ doped alkali alkaline earth borate host NaSr4 (BO3)3. For the synthesis of alkali alkaline earth borate host NaSr4 (BO3)3 doped with different concentrations of Ce3+ ions, we used the novel combustion technique. The phase purity of the host was confirmed by the powder XRD technique. The photoluminescence of the phosphors were carried out within 200 to 450 nm wavelength range. The phosphor shows broad PL emission spectrum around 400 mn for UV excitation (254 nm). Thermoluminescence glow curve of gamma irradiated NaSr4 (BO3)3: Ce3+ phosphor composed of single peak at about 190℃. The PL intensity quenched after 4 mole percent and TL intensity quenched after 2 mole percent concentration of Ce3+. (author)

  6. Postavení žen na trhu práce

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    Urbánková, Petra

    2008-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá problémem uplatnění žen - matek na trhu práce. Historický nástin vývoje na trhu práce umožnil vysvětlit některé aspekty chování mužů a žen ve společnosti. Emancipace žen a jejich touha po nezávislosti a profesním růstu s sebou přinesla problém ve formě slučitelnosti profesního a rodinného života. Práce se zaměřuje na nerovné postavení žen a mužů na trhu práce, na rozdíly ve mzdách mužů a žen, na podporu mladých rodin ze strany státu, ale také ze strany partnera jak ...

  7. Electrodeposition of cerium from fused mixture of CeCl sub(3)+NaCl-KCl

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    Metallic cerium has been prepared by fused salt electrolysis of 30% CeCl sub(3)+ NaCl-KCl (equimolar) mixture, in the temperature ranged 650-850 sup(0)C, in argon atmosphere. The metal nodules were collected from solidified salts bath. Analysis of these nodules has been done and a 97,3% metallic cerium was obtained. (author)

  8. Diskriminace žen na trhu práce v ČR

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    Vyhnalová, Pavlína

    2008-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce je věnována tématu rozdílné pozice žen a mužů na trhu práce v České republice se zaměřením na otázku diskriminace podle pohlaví. Úvodní kapitoly práce se zabývají základními teoretickými východisky a seznamují s legislativní úpravou rovného postavení žen a mužů a zákazu diskriminace v Evropské unii i v České republice. Následná analýza ekonomické aktivity žen a její rozbor podle různých faktorů nás seznamuje s postavením žen na trhu práce stejně jako rozbor rozdílů mezd ...

  9. Ce-doped Na-Gd phosphate glasses for scintillators

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    Rodová, Miroslava; Nitsch, Karel; Solovieva, Natalia

    Bratislava: NOI, 2003 - (Koman, M.; Mikloš, D.), s. 69-70 ISBN 80-89088-16-3. [Joint Seminar DMS -RE 2003 /13./. Račkova dolina (SK), 15.09.2003-19.09.2003] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2010304 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Keywords : Na-Gd phosphate glasses * radioluminescence * thermal properties Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  10. Electrochemical behaviors of anodic alumina sealed by Ce-Mo in NaCl solutions

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    TIAN Lian-peng; ZHAO Xu-hui; ZHAO Jing-mao; ZHANG Xiao-feng; ZUO Yu

    2006-01-01

    The elimination of toxic materials in sealing methods for anodic films on 1070 aluminum alloy was studied. The new process uses chemical treatments in cerium solution and an electrochemical treatment in a molybdate solution. Potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS) were used to study the influences of sealing methods on the corrosion behavior of anodic films in NaCl solutions. The results show that the Ce-Mo sealing makes the surface structure and morphology of anodic films uniform and compact. Ce and Mo produce a cooperative effect to improve the corrosion resistance of anodic films. Anodic films sealed by Ce-Mo provide high corrosion resistance both in acidic and basic solutions.

  11. Crystal Structure of High-Temperature Phase β-NaSrBO3 and Photoluminescence of β-NaSrBO3:Ce(3.).

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    Yi, Huan; Wu, Li; Wu, Liwei; Zhao, Lixia; Xia, Zhiguo; Zhang, Yi; Kong, Yongfa; Xu, Jingjun

    2016-07-01

    α-NaSrBO3 is an excellent phosphor host for phosphor-converted white light-emitting diode (w-LED) application with very interesting properties. However, it undergoes a phase transformation to β-NaSrBO3 at the LED working temperature. In this study, the high-temperature phase β-NaSrBO3 was stabilized to room temperature by introducing Na(+) and Ce(3+) via a high-temperature solid-state reaction method. The crystal structure of β-NaSrBO3 was determined from the powder X-ray diffraction data. It crystallizes in space group P21/c with the following lattice parameters: a = 6.06214(8) Å, b = 5.41005(7) Å, c = 9.1468(1) Å, β = 102.116(1)°, and V = 293.301(7) Å(3). Na and Sr sites are found to be mixed occupied by each other, and the isolated [BO3](3-) anionic groups are distributed in parallel. Ce(3+)-activated β-NaSrBO3:Ce(3+) blue-emitting phosphors were synthesized. The temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectra indicate that the thermal stability of β-NaSrBO3:Ce(3+) is better than that of α-NaSrBO3:Ce(3+) at the same temperature. A near-ultraviolet pumped warm w-LED with a β-NaSrBO3:0.05Ce(3+) phosphor as the blue component was fabricated. The w-LED lamp after illumination at 250 mA gives chromaticity coordinates, a color rendering index, and a correlated color temperature of (0.3821, 0.3430), 92.8, and 3654 K, respectively. PMID:27299933

  12. Structural, optical and EPR studies of Cr3+ doped Na3Ce(PO4)2 orthophosphate

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    Highlights: • Cr3+doped Na3Ce(PO4)2 crystalline powders were synthesized by Pechini method. • The optical and magnetic properties of Na3Ce(PO4)2:Cr3+ were investigated. • Cr3+ ions in the distorted octahedral environment replace Ce3+ in the unit cell. • EPR and magnetic data reveal two different kinds of chromium centers appear. - Abstract: Micro-crystalline powders of Na3Ce(PO4)2 orthophosphate doped with Cr3+ ions were synthesized and characterised by means of X-ray diffraction, IR and Raman, electron absorption, magnetic and EPR studies. The emission and excitation spectra and fluorescence decay time were recorded in the temperature range 70–293 K. The spectroscopic properties of Ce3+ and Cr3+ ions in the studied materials were discussed in terms of the structure and local symmetry of the optical ions. These data were compared to those obtained for NaCe(PO3)4 metaphosphate

  13. Optically and thermally stimulated luminescence of KMgF{sub 3}:Ce{sup 3+} and NaMgF{sub 3}:Ce{sup 3+}

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    Le Masson, N.J.M.; Box, A.J.J.; Eijk, C.W.E. van; Furetta, C.; Chaminade, J.P

    2002-07-01

    The potentialities of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) for personal dosimetry of ionising radiation have stimulated the search for new synthetic materials with good dosimetric properties. The sensitivity of two new OSL materials KMgF{sub 3} and NaMgF{sub 3} doped with Ce{sup 3+} ions has been evaluated and found to be of the same order of magnitude as that of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C. Several other characteristics have also been investigated. Promising results for KMgF{sub 3}:Ce are the high sensitivity and the low fading. However, this material suffers from a high self-dose due to the presence of {sup 40}K. NaMgF{sub 3}:Ce is sensitive as well but shows strong fading. Interesting information on the mechanism has been obtained by correlating the signals of OSL and TL. Furthermore, the different bleachabilities under blue LED illumination of the strongly overlapping glow peaks allowed the extraction of one single peak for KMgF{sub 3}:Ce{sup 3+}. The results demonstrate new possibilities offered by the combination of TL and OSL. (author)

  14. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of CeO2-Na2O-SiO2 glasses

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    A series of (CeO2)x-(Na2O)0.3-(SiO2)(0.7-x) glasses, where 0.025 ≤ x ≤ 0.075, have been synthesized and investigated by mean of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The Ce 3d spin-orbit doublet was curve fitted in order to quantify the proportions of each cerium oxidation state in these glasses. It was found that Ce ions are predominantly in the Ce(III) state in glasses with compositions x ≤ 0.075, while mixed Ce valences were found in the glass with composition x = 0.10. The O 1s spectra have also been curve fitted with two components, one from bridging oxygen (BO) and the other from non-bridging oxygen atoms (NBO). The measured number of NBO, based on the fact that only oxygen atoms in the site Si-O-Na+ contribute to the NBO peak, was found to be constant at ∼35% for all samples, in good agreement with the value calculated from the glass composition and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) suggesting that Ce ions enter the network as a glass intermediate. The thermal measurements done on these glasses agree well with the XPS findings

  15. 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

  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. The Poisoning Effect of Na Doping over Mn-Ce/TiO2 Catalyst for Low-Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO by NH3

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    Liu Yang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3, sodium nitrate (NaNO3, and sodium chloride (NaCl were chosen as the precursors to prepare the Na salts deposited Mn-Ce/TiO2 catalysts through an impregnation method. The influence of Na on the performance of the Mn-Ce/TiO2 catalyst for low-temperature selective catalytic reduction of NOx by NH3 was investigated. Experimental results showed that Na salts had negative effects on the activity of Mn-Ce/TiO2 and the precursors of Na salts also affected the catalytic activity. The precursor Na2CO3 had a greater impact on the catalytic activity, while NaNO3 had minimal effect. The characterization results indicated that the significant changes in physical and chemical properties of Mn-Ce/TiO2 were observed after Na was doped on the catalysts. The significant decreases in surface areas and NH3 adsorption amounts were observed after Na was doped on the catalysts, which could be considered as the main reasons for the deactivation of Na deposited Mn-Ce/TiO2.

  18. Measuring the scintillation decay time for different energy depositions in NaI:Tl, LSO:Ce and CeBr{sub 3} scintillators

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    Swiderski, Lukasz, E-mail: lukasz.swiderski@ncbj.gov.pl; Moszynski, Marek; Syntfeld-Kazuch, Agnieszka; Szawlowski, Marek; Szczesniak, Tomasz

    2014-06-01

    This study presents a simple experimental setup for precise inspection of scintillation decay characteristics as a function of the energy deposited in scintillators. The results are discussed for NaI:Tl, LSO:Ce and CeBr{sub 3} crystals. The tested samples were coupled to a fast response R5320 photomultiplier from Hamamatsu. The decay time constants were measured by fitting the anode pulses of the PMT registered directly with a TDS5054B digital oscilloscope from Tektronix. Simple analog electronics composed of timing single channel analyzers, gate generators and coincidence/logic unit was used for selection of the deposited energy converted into light within the scintillator, and for triggering the scope to register relevant scintillation pulses. High precision of the experimental setup allowed for registration of non-proportionality curves for all samples. Moreover, non-proportionality was measured for fast and slow decay mode of NaI:Tl separately. The measurement was also used for inspection of possible differences in the pulse shapes originating from Compton scattering events and photoabsorption.

  19. Measuring the scintillation decay time for different energy depositions in NaI:Tl, LSO:Ce and CeBr3 scintillators

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    Swiderski, Lukasz; Moszynski, Marek; Syntfeld-Kazuch, Agnieszka; Szawlowski, Marek; Szczesniak, Tomasz

    2014-06-01

    This study presents a simple experimental setup for precise inspection of scintillation decay characteristics as a function of the energy deposited in scintillators. The results are discussed for NaI:Tl, LSO:Ce and CeBr3 crystals. The tested samples were coupled to a fast response R5320 photomultiplier from Hamamatsu. The decay time constants were measured by fitting the anode pulses of the PMT registered directly with a TDS5054B digital oscilloscope from Tektronix. Simple analog electronics composed of timing single channel analyzers, gate generators and coincidence/logic unit was used for selection of the deposited energy converted into light within the scintillator, and for triggering the scope to register relevant scintillation pulses. High precision of the experimental setup allowed for registration of non-proportionality curves for all samples. Moreover, non-proportionality was measured for fast and slow decay mode of NaI:Tl separately. The measurement was also used for inspection of possible differences in the pulse shapes originating from Compton scattering events and photoabsorption.

  20. Ce and Eu activated Na2Zn5(PO4)4, a new promising novel phosphor

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    K N Shinde; S J Dhoble; Animesh Kumar

    2011-07-01

    A new efficient phosphor, Eu2+/Eu3+ and Ce3+ activated Na2Zn5(PO4)4 has been synthesized by solid-state reaction technique at high temperature. X-ray powder diffraction analysis confirmed the formation of Na2Zn5(PO4)4 host lattice. Scanning electron microscopy indicated that the microstructure of the phosphor consisted of irregular fine grains with a size of about 0.5–2 m. Photoluminescence excitation spectrum measurements of Ce3+ activated Na2Zn5(PO4)4 show that the phosphor can be efficiently excited by UV-Vis light from 280 to 310 nm to realize emission in the visible (blue) range due to the 5–4 transition of Ce3+ ions which is applicable for scintillation purpose, whereas Eu2+/Eu3+ activated Na2Zn5(PO4)4 phosphor emits blue, green and red emission spectrum shows at 487 nm, 546 nm with a dominant peak at 611 nm respectively, due to Eu2+/Eu3+ ions which is promising candidate for solid state lighting. Therefore, newly synthesised, by low cost and easy technique prepared, novel phosphors may be useful as RGB phosphor for solid state lighting application.

  1. TL characteristics of Ce3+-doped NaLi2PO4 TLD phosphor

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    Ce3+-doped NaLi2PO4 orthophosphate (with different impurity concentrations, i.e., 0.01-0.3 mol%) was prepared by a solid state reaction method. Formation of the material was confirmed using powder X-ray diffraction analysis. TL intensity was found to be the highest for the material having impurity concentration 0.2 mol% after annealing it at around 600 K for 1 h and subsequently quenching to room temperature. A typical glow curve consists of three peaks at around 454, 493 and 570 K (dosimetry peak). Good sensitivity (∼8 times more than that of TLD-100), low fading (∼15 % in 2 months), low-Z material (Zeff ≈ 10.8), very wide dose response (i.e., 0.1 Gy-1.0 kGy of γ rays) make the material a 'good' thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) phosphor suitable for personnel, medical and environmental dosimetry of high-energy radiation using TL. It could also be used during cancer therapy and sterilization of food where high doses are needed to be monitored. (author)

  2. Luminescence and thermoluminescence of Sr2B5O9X:Ce3+,A+ (X = Cl, Br, A = Na+, K+) phosphors

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    The luminescence properties of Ce3+ activated strontium haloborates with and without K+ or Na+ co-doping have been studied under optical and x-ray excitation. Three types of Ce3+ emission centre have been found as the result of different methods of charge compensation in non-co-doped samples. In the co-doped compounds only one type of Ce3+ emission centre has been observed. The influence of Ce3+ concentration, anion type and co-doping ion on thermoluminescence (TL) has been analysed. The TL glow curves of all the studied materials contain two peaks. The emission corresponding to the low temperature peak is associated with charge uncompensated Ce3+ centres in non-co-doped compounds. The emission of the high temperature peak represents the superposition of both charge compensated and uncompensated Ce3+ centres. The emission corresponding to both TL peaks in co-doped samples originates from one type of Ce3+ centre

  3. High efficiency and broadband blue-emitting NaCaBO{sub 3}: Ce{sup 3+} phosphor for NUV light-emitting diodes

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    Zhang, Xinguo, E-mail: mpcc1@qq.com [Ministry–Province Jointly Constructed Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory for Processing Non-Ferrous Metal and Featured Materials, Guangxi, Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Song, Jiahui; Zhou, Chunyan; Zhou, Liya [Ministry–Province Jointly Constructed Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory for Processing Non-Ferrous Metal and Featured Materials, Guangxi, Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); Gong, Menglian [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China)

    2014-05-01

    A blue-emitting phosphor, NaCaBO{sub 3}: Ce{sup 3+}, was synthesized by a solid-state reaction. The phosphor can be efficiently excited by near ultraviolet (NUV) light, and emits bright broadband blue light. The optimal Ce{sup 3+} concentration and its critical energy transfer distance were determined to be 0.01 and 38.0 Å. The photoluminescence excitation (PLE), emission (PL) spectra, and decay curves were measured to analyze the crystallographic occupancy sites of Ce{sup 3+} in the NaCaBO{sub 3} hosts. The composition-optimized NaCaBO{sub 3}: 0.01Ce{sup 3+} exhibited high quantum efficiency of 75%. The results indicate that the phosphor NaCaBO{sub 3}: Ce{sup 3+} could be served as a potential blue-emitting phosphor candidate for NUV LED application. - Highlights: • A high efficiency and broadband blue-emitting phosphor, NaCaBO{sub 3}: Ce{sup 3+}, was synthesized by a solid-state reaction. • The crystallographic site of Ce{sup 3+} ion in the LiCaPO{sub 4} lattice was identified as 7-fold and 6-fold Ca{sup 2+} site. • The phosphor exhibits high quantum efficiency of 75% and good thermal stability.

  4. Synthesis and crystal structure determination of some polymetallic oxalates of UIV, Na, LnIII (Ln = Ce and Nd)

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    In the course of investigations of oxalic coprecipitation of uranium(IV) and cerium (III) an oxalate containing also sodium ions was isolated. Its structure was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction and led to the formula (U1Ce1)Na3(C2O4)5 10.4H2O. Astonishingly, the two heavy metallic ions occupy the same crystallographic site, the alkaline ion assuring the charge neutrality. This behaviour has also been evidenced on two oxalates of uranium(IV) and neodymium(III) exhibiting various ratio U(IV)/Nd(III). Though (U1.44Nd0.56)Na2.4(C2O4)5 10H2O and (U1Ce1)Na3(C2O4)5 10.4H2O present different ratio U(IV)/Ln(III), their crystallographic structures are similar. In these three-dimensional structural arrangements, uranium(IV) and lanthanide(III) are surrounded by five bidentate oxalate units and water molecules lie in the middle of (U,Ln)3(C2O4)6 honeycomb hexagonal six-membered rings. Although the synthesis conditions are close, (U1Nd1)Na(C2O4)4 8H2O is built from an unlike coordination polyhedra which is constituted of four bidentate oxalate ligands and one water molecule

  5. Efficient sensitization of Eu2+/Mn2+ emissions by Ce3+ doping in NaMgPO4 host under UV excitation

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    Zheng, Zhang; Wanjun, Tang

    2016-03-01

    A series of Ce3+/Eu2+/Mn2+-tridoped NaMgPO4 phosphors were synthesized using the combustion-assisted synthesis method. The luminescence properties and energy transfer from Ce3+/Eu2+ to Mn2+ in NaMgPO4 host have been studied. Co-doping Ce3+/Mn2+ is proved to be an ineffective approach to enhance the red emission of Mn2+, while effective energy transfer from Eu2+ to Mn2+ occurs in NaMgPO4:Eu2+,Mn2+ due to good spectrum overlap between the emission band of NaMgPO4:Eu2+ and the excitation band of NaMgPO4:Eu2+,Mn2+. NaMgPO4:Eu2+,Mn2+ phosphor shows a blue emission centered at 442 and a red emission peaking at 635 nm, which could be ascribed to the allowed 5 d-4 f transition of Eu2+ ions and the 4T1(4G)-6A1(6S) transition of Mn2+ ions, respectively. Co-doping Ce3+ ions can greatly enhance both the emission intensities of Eu2+ and Mn2+ ions, which is attributed to an efficient Ce3+ → Eu2+ → Mn2+ energy transfer and an increase in the number of luminescent centers (Eu2+) on Ce doping.

  6. Diskriminace na trhu práce v České republice podle pohlaví

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    Mikešová, Veronika

    2008-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá diskriminací podle pohlaví na trhu práce a pozici žen českém trhu práce. Příčiny diskriminace žen podle ekonomických teorií jako jsou teorie diskriminačních preferencí, statistická diskriminace a diskriminující monopson jsou diskriminační preference spotřebitelů a zaměstnavatelů, nižší elasticita nabídky práce žen nebo genderové stereotypy. Nižší průměrná mzda žen může být dále vysvětlena menším akumulovaným lidským kapitálem žen, menším zastoupením žen v rizikových profe...

  7. Investigation of the hydrothermal crystallisation of the perovskite solid solution NaCe1−xLaxTi2O6 and its defect chemistry

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    Perovskites of nominal composition NaCe1−xLaxTi2O6 (0≤x≤1) crystallise directly under hydrothermal conditions at 240 °C. Raman spectroscopy shows distortion from the ideal cubic structure and Rietveld analysis of powder X-ray and neutron diffraction reveals that the materials represent a continuous series in rhombohedral space group R3-bar c. Ce LIII-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy shows that while the majority of cerium is present as Ce3+ there is evidence for Ce4+. The paramagnetic Ce3+ affects the chemical shift and line width of 23Na MAS NMR spectra, which also show with no evidence for A-site ordering. 2H MAS NMR of samples prepared in D2O shows the inclusion of deuterium, which IR spectroscopy shows is most likely to be as D2O. The deuterium content is highest for the cerium-rich materials, consistent with oxidation of some cerium to Ce4+ to provide charge balance of A-site water. - Graphical abstract: A multi-element A-site perovskite crystallises directly from aqueous, basic solutions at 240 °C; while the paramagnetic effect of Ce3+ on the 23Na NMR shows a homogeneous solid-solution, the incorporation of A-site water is also found from 2H NMR and IR, with oxidation of some cerium to charge balance proved by XANES spectroscopy. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Direct hydrothermal synthesis allows crystallisation of a perovskite solid-solution. • XANES spectroscopy shows some oxidation of Ce3+ to Ce4+. • The paramagnetism of Ce3+ shifts and broadens the 23Na solid-state NMR. • The perovskite materials incorporate water as an A-site defect

  8. Standardization of gamma sources using NaI (Tl) and LaBr3 (Ce) detectors: measurements and simulations

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    In the present work, we made detailed studies on activity of a single gamma emitter 137Cs for different values of source-detector separation. The studies were made using NaI (Tl) and LaBr3 (Ce) detectors. Monte Carlo techniques were employed to estimate the intrinsic photo-peak efficiencies corresponding to 662 keV gamma rays. We have also made activity measurements on a double gamma emitter 60Co using sum-peak method. In both cases, calibrated sources were used and the measured results were compared with the activities certified by the manufacturer (Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology, Govt. of India)

  9. Structural, optical and EPR studies of Cr{sup 3+} doped Na{sub 3}Ce(PO{sub 4}){sub 2} orthophosphate

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    Godlewska, P.; Matraszek, A. [Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Wrocław University of Economics, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Macalik, L. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland); Kaczmarek, S.M., E-mail: skaczmarek@zut.edu.pl [West Pomeranian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Al. Piastów 48, 70-311 Szczecin (Poland); Skibiński, T. [West Pomeranian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Al. Piastów 48, 70-311 Szczecin (Poland); Hermanowicz, K.; Ptak, M.; Lisiecki, R.; Ryba-Romanowski, W. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland); Szczygieł, I. [Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Wrocław University of Economics, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Hanuza, J. [Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Wrocław University of Economics, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland)

    2014-09-01

    Highlights: • Cr{sup 3+}doped Na{sub 3}Ce(PO{sub 4}){sub 2} crystalline powders were synthesized by Pechini method. • The optical and magnetic properties of Na{sub 3}Ce(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}:Cr{sup 3+} were investigated. • Cr{sup 3+} ions in the distorted octahedral environment replace Ce{sup 3+} in the unit cell. • EPR and magnetic data reveal two different kinds of chromium centers appear. - Abstract: Micro-crystalline powders of Na{sub 3}Ce(PO{sub 4}){sub 2} orthophosphate doped with Cr{sup 3+} ions were synthesized and characterised by means of X-ray diffraction, IR and Raman, electron absorption, magnetic and EPR studies. The emission and excitation spectra and fluorescence decay time were recorded in the temperature range 70–293 K. The spectroscopic properties of Ce{sup 3+} and Cr{sup 3+} ions in the studied materials were discussed in terms of the structure and local symmetry of the optical ions. These data were compared to those obtained for NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} metaphosphate.

  10. Combined effects Na and SO2 in flue gas on Mn-Ce/TiO2 catalyst for low temperature selective catalytic reduction of NO by NH3 simulated by Na2SO4 doping

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    Zhou, Aiyi; Yu, Danqing; Yang, Liu; Sheng, Zhongyi

    2016-08-01

    A series of Mn-Ce/TiO2 catalysts were synthesized through an impregnation method and used for low temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with ammonia (NH3). Na2SO4 was added into the catalyst to simulate the combined effects of alkali metal and SO2 in the flue gas. Experimental results showed that Na2SO4 had strong and fluctuant influence on the activity of Mn-Ce/TiO2, because the effect of Na2SO4 included pore occlusion and sulfation effect simultaneously. When Na2SO4 loading content increased from 0 to 1 wt.%, the SCR activities of Na2SO4-doped catalysts decreased greatly. With further increasing amount of Na2SO4, however, the catalytic activity increased gradually. XRD results showed that Na2SO4 doping could induce the crystallization of MnOx phases, which were also confirmed by TEM and SEM results. BET results showed that the surface areas decreased and a new bimodal mesoporous structure formed gradually with the increasing amount of Na2SO4. XPS results indicated that part of Ce4+ and Mn3+ were transferred to Ce3+ and Mn4+ due to the sulfation after Na2SO4 deposition on the surface of the catalysts. When the doped amounts of Na2SO4 increased, NH3-TPD results showed that the Lewis acid sites decreased and the Brønsted acid sites of Mn-Ce/TiO2 increased quickly, which could be considered as another reason for the observed changes in the catalytic activity. The decreased Mn and Ce atomic concentration, the changes of their oxidative states, and the variation in acidic properties on the surface of Na2SO4-doped catalysts could be the reasons for the fluctuant changes of the catalytic activity.

  11. Characterisation of a LaBr3(Ce)-NaI(Tl) phoswich detector for high energy gamma rays

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    In recent days the LaBr3(Ce) scintillator has attracted much attention due to its excellent energy and time resolution. Many advanced detector arrays demanding high resolution and high efficiency for gamma ray detection are planned at upcoming accelerator facilities using these detectors. The PARIS detector comprising clusters of LaBr3-NaI phoswich elements, is designed for high energy gamma ray studies with radioactive ion beams and a prototype cluster of 3 x 3 detectors is under development. Each phoswich detector consists of 2″x 2″x 2″ LaBr3(Ce) (Brilliance 380, Saint Gobain make) optically coupled to 2″x 2″x 6″ NaI(Tl). The study has characterised two phoswich detectors for the PARIS prototype with radioactive sources and using the 11B(p, γ) reaction. The energy resolution and linearity of the phoswich detectors have been studied over a wide range upto 22 MeV, for the first time

  12. Ce3+ and Pr3+5d-energy levels in the (pseudo) perovskites KMgF3 and NaMgF3

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    The location of the 5d-energy levels of Ce3+ and Pr3+ in the cubic perovskite KMgF3 and in the distorted perovskite NaMgF3 was determined from spectroscopic studies in the vacuum ultraviolet. It is established that Ce3+ and Pr3+ ions both occupy the same site in each host: K+ sites for KMgF3 and Na+ sites for NaMgF3. The small crystal field splitting and the small value of the centroid shift of the 4fn-15d-configuration yield a relatively high energy for the lowest 5d state of both Ce3+ and Pr3+. The lowest 5d state of Pr3+ in both hosts is found at energy higher than the 4f21S0 state, enabling the photon cascade emission to occur

  13. Synthesis and photoluminescence characterization of Ce3+ and Dy3+ activated ALa(WO4)2(A = Na and Li) novel phosphors

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    Parag Nimishe; S J Dhoble

    2011-08-01

    In this paper, we report the synthesis of Ce3+ and Dy3+ activated alkali lanthanide tungstates, ALa(WO4)2(where A = Na and Li), prepared by solid state reaction method. The prepared phosphors were characterized by X-ray diffraction and photoluminescence techniques. The NaLa(WO4)2:Dy3+ and LiLa(WO4)2:Dy3+ phosphors show two emission peaks at around 574 and 486 nm (exc = 354 nm). NaLa(WO4)2:Ce3+ and LiLa(WO4)2:Ce3+ show two emission peaks at around 378 and 425 nm (exc = 350 nm). Excitation wavelengths of Ce3+ and Dy3+ activated alkali lanthanide tungstates are in near UV region i.e. Hg free excitation. These characterizations of phosphors are applicable for solid state lighting. Accordingly, Ce3+ and Dy3+ activated NaLa(WO4)2 and LiLa(WO4)2 may be the promising materials for solid state lighting applications.

  14. STEROWANIE PROCESEM SZKOLENIA NA SYMULATORACH LOTNICZYCH W OPARCIU O CHARAKTERYZUJĄCE GO WIELKOŚCI

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    Full Text Available Lot samolotu bojowego przebiega w dynamicznie zmieniającym się otoczeniu, gdzie główną rolę w procesie podejmowania decyzji odgrywa odpowiednio przygotowany pilot, a szczególnie jego percepcja. W artykule przedstawiono analizy wykonane w oparciu o wyniki badań przeprowadzonych na określonej populacji podchorążych oraz pilotów, którzy wykonywali loty na symulatorach lotniczych. Badania prowadzono, mierząc czas reakcji na wprowadzane sytuacje awaryjne oraz określano liczbę popełnianych błędów. Na podstawie analizy korelacji cech charakteryzujących poziom wyszkolenia kandydata na pilota oraz wyszkolonego pilota, znając funkcje rozkładu prawdopodobieństwa tych cech, można szacować, jakie wyniki powinien osiągać podchorąży podczas wykonywania określonego ćwiczenia, aby system szkoleniowy dał zamierzone efekty podczas wykonywania zadań w samolocie, na którym docelowo będzie latał.

  15. Structural, optical and EPR studies of NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} metaphosphate doped with Cr{sup 3+}

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    Godlewska, P.; Matraszek, A. [Wrocław University of Economics, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Kaczmarek, S.M.; Fuks, H.; Skibiński, T. [West Pomeranian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Al. Piastów 48, 70-311 Szczecin (Poland); Hermanowicz, K.; Ptak, M. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland); Szczygieł, I. [Wrocław University of Economics, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Macalik, L., E-mail: L.Macalik@int.pan.wroc.pl [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland); Lisiecki, R.; Ryba-Romanowski, W. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland); Hanuza, J. [Wrocław University of Economics, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Technology, Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław (Poland); Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław (Poland)

    2014-02-15

    The undoped and Cr{sup 3+}-doped NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4} metaphosphates were synthesized by the modified Pechini method and obtained as the crystalline powders. They were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, vibrational and optical spectroscopy to clarify the structure and mechanism of Cr{sup 3+} emission in NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}. This phosphor crystallizes in the monoclinic P12{sub 1}/n1 structure with an infinite (PO{sub 3}){sub n} chain. The Cr{sup 3+} ions can substitute the C{sub 1} symmetry site occupied by cerium ions. They can also occupy the tunnels formed in the anionic layer. Spectroscopic properties of the Cr{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 3+} ions were discussed in terms of structure of the studied crystalline powders. IR and Raman data confirm the predicted structure and indicate C{sub 1} site symmetry of the Cr{sup 3+} active ions. The Cr{sup 3+} ions appear in the distorted octahedral environment of the weak crystal field. Optical studies were confirmed by EPR results carried out in the temperature range of 4–293 K. In addition, the magnetic measurements were performed up to 305 K. The Cr{sup 3+} ions reveal negligible ferromagnetic interactions while the Ce{sup 3+} ions change their magnetic interactions from slightly antiferromagnetic to significantly ferromagnetic above 20 K. -- Highlights: • NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}:Cr{sup 3+} crystalline powders were synthesized by the modified Pechini method. • The optical and magnetic properties of the NaCe(PO{sub 3}){sub 4}:Cr{sup 3+} crystalline powders were investigated. • Cr{sup 3+} ions replacing Ce{sup 3+} ions in the unit cell are in the distorted octahedral environment. • Cr{sup 3+} ions reveal ferromagnetic interactions, that strength depends on temperature.

  16. Synthesis and thermoluminescence characterization of Na6Mg(SO4)4:RE (RE = Ce, Tb) phosphors

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    Thermoluminescence (TL) properties of sulfate-based phosphors activated by different rare earths have received tremendous attention to the field of radiation dosimetry. Those TL materials based on CaSO4 have been widely applied for medical and environmental dosimetry. Taking this fact into account we have synthesized Na6Mg(SO4)4 doped with Ce and Tb by wet chemical method. The prepared phosphor was characterized by XRD, FTIR, photoluminescence (PL) and thermoluminescence. For TL study, the phosphor is irradiated with γ-rays from 60Co source. For studying luminescence properties, the prepared phosphor was annealed at different temperatures and effects of these annealing temperatures on Na6Mg(SO4)4 samples are investigated and quantified. The changes in the glow curve and PL emission spectrum are also investigated as a function of annealing temperature and the annealing temperature was optimized. For calculation of trapping parameters various methods such as peak shape (PS) method, initial rise (IR) method, various heating rate (VHR) method, and computerized glow curve deconvolution (CGCD) are employed. - Highlights: • Na6Mg(SO4)4 phosphor was successfully prepared by wet chemical method. • Effect of annealing temperatures on PL and TL properties has been studied. • Different trap analysis methods were used for calculating the trapping parameters. • Effect of these methods on activation energies were investigated in detail

  17. Postavení žen na trhu práce a politika rovných příležitostí

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    Šulcová, Alena

    2006-01-01

    Práce se zabývá postavením žen na trhu práce v ČR v komparaci s EU. První část diplomové práce se věnuje legislativnímu rámci rovných příležitostí mužů a žen v Evropské unii a České republice, jejich institucionálnímu zabezpečení a podává přehled o základních pojmech. Druhá kapitola se zabývá postavením žen na trhu práce v ČR a Evropské unii, kde jsou analyzovány základní ukazatele trhu práce se zaměřením na situaci žen. Další kapitola se zabývá nápravnými opatřeními a možnostmi zlepšení pozi...

  18. Synthesis, vacuum ultraviolet and ultraviolet spectroscopy of Ce{sup 3+} ion doped olgite Na(Sr, Ba)PO{sub 4}

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    Huang Yanlin [School of Material Engineering, Soochow University, 178 GanJiang East Road, Suzhou, 215021 (China); Wang Xigang [School of Material Engineering, Soochow University, 178 GanJiang East Road, Suzhou, 215021 (China); Lee, Ho Sueb [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon, 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Eunjin [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon, 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Jang, Kiwan [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon, 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Tao Ye [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2007-12-21

    Ce{sup 3+} ion doped olgite mineral samples, Na(Sr, Ba)PO{sub 4}, 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 4f{sup 1} {yields} 4f{sup 0}5d{sup 1} transitions of Ce{sup 3+} ions in the host lattices are identified. The barycentre of Ce{sup 3+} ions in the host lattices, the host absorption, the crystal field splitting, the emission and the Stokes shifts are presented and discussed. This Ce{sup 3+} ion doped material is a potential candidate for plasma display panel (PDP) application.

  19. Structural relaxation of Ce-doped Na-Gd phosphate galsses

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    Rodová, Miroslava; Chromčíková, M.; Nitsch, Karel; Liška, M.

    Mulhouse: Association Française de Calorimétrie et d'Analyse, 2008, s. 123-123. [Symposium AFCAT-GEFTA-STK-2008. Mulhouse (FR), 18.06.2008-20.06.2008] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA200100626 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : thermomechanical analysis * structural relaxation * scintillating Na-Gd phosphate glasses Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  20. Crystal growth of Na co-doped Ce:LiCaAlF single crystals and their optical, scintillation and physical properties

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    Yokota, Y.; Fujimoto, Y.; Yanagida, T.; Takahashi, H.; Yonetani, M.; Hayashi, K.; Park, I.; Kawaguchi, N.; Fukuda, K.; Yamaji, A.; Fukazawa, Y.; Nikl, Martin; Yoshikawa, A.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 11, č. 11 (2011), 4775–4779. ISSN 1528-7483 Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) M100100910 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : LiCaAlF 6 * Ce- doped * Na-codoped * fluoride * neutron scintillator * micro-pulling down method Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 4.720, year: 2011

  1. Temperature peak-shift correction methods for NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) gamma-ray spectrum stabilisation

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    NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) detectors are frequently operated under unstable temperature conditions when used in an open environment. These temperature changes result in a peak shift and spectral distortion during measurement. Two methods are proposed to stabilise the measured spectra; they are applied using a software algorithm, without the necessity of adjusting the gain. Both methods are based on the experimental observation that the relative channel displacement due to temperature changes is approximately the same for all channels. The first method corrects the spectrum using experimental data obtained under controlled conditions in the laboratory, and thus it only depends on the detector temperature. The second method uses one known peak in the spectrum to correct all of the channels: the NORM 40K peak for the NaI(Tl) detector, the internal contaminant peak of 138La for the LaBr3(Ce), or an external source when these two cannot be easily identified. - Highlights: ► NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) scintillation detectors are used for gamma-ray spectrometry. ► Environmental temperature changes result in a peak shift and spectral distortion. ► Two methods are proposed to stabilise the measured spectra. ► These methods are applied using a software algorithm, without adjusting the gain. ► Both methods are tested in the laboratory under controlled temperature conditions.

  2. 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)

  3. Characterization of PARIS LaBr$_3$(Ce)-NaI(Tl) phoswich detectors upto $E_\\gamma$ $\\sim$ 22 MeV

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    Ghosh, C; Pillay, R G; K., Anoop; Dokania, N; Pal, Sanjoy; Pose, M S; Mishra, G; Rout, P C; Kumar, Suresh; Pandit, Deepak; Mondal, Debasish; Pal, Surajit; Banerjee, S R; Napiorkowski, Paweł J; Dorvaux, Oliver; Kihel, S; Mathieu, C; Maj, A

    2016-01-01

    In order to understand the performance of the PARIS (Photon Array for the studies with Radioactive Ion and Stable beams) detector, detailed characterization of two individual phoswich (LaBr$_3$(Ce)-NaI(Tl)) elements has been carried out. The detector response is investigated over a wide range of $E_{\\gamma}$ = 0.6 to 22.6 MeV using radioactive sources and employing $^{11}B(p,\\gamma)$ reaction at $E_p$ = 163 keV and $E_p$ = 7.2 MeV. The linearity of energy response of the LaBr$_3$(Ce) detector is tested upto 22.6 MeV using three different voltage dividers. The data acquisition system using CAEN digitizers is set up and optimized to get the best energy and time resolution. The energy resolution of $\\sim$ 2.1% at $E_\\gamma$ = 22.6~MeV is measured for configuration giving best linearity upto high energy. Time resolution of the phoswich detector is measured with $^{60}$Co source after implementing CFD algorithm for the digitized pulses and is found to be excellent (FWHM $\\sim$ 315~ps). In order to study the effect...

  4. Návrh WiFi sítě na Úřadu práce v Prostějově

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    Slunský, Tomáš

    2008-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce analyzuje současný stav síťové infrastruktury ve zvolené organizaci. Na základě této analýzy je provedena úvaha nad možností rozšíření této sítě o bezdrátovou WiFi síť včetně výběru vhodné technologie a navržení struktury bezdrátové sítě včetně implementace tohoto řešení do organizace.

  5. Investigation of the hydrothermal crystallisation of the perovskite solid solution NaCe{sub 1−x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 6} and its defect chemistry

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    Harunsani, Mohammad H. [Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Woodward, David I. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7Al (United Kingdom); Peel, Martin D.; Ashbrook, Sharon E. [School of Chemistry, and EaStCHEM University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, KY16 9ST (United Kingdom); Walton, Richard I., E-mail: r.i.walton@warwick.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom)

    2013-11-15

    Perovskites of nominal composition NaCe{sub 1−x}La{sub x}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 6} (0≤x≤1) crystallise directly under hydrothermal conditions at 240 °C. Raman spectroscopy shows distortion from the ideal cubic structure and Rietveld analysis of powder X-ray and neutron diffraction reveals that the materials represent a continuous series in rhombohedral space group R3-bar c. Ce L{sub III}-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy shows that while the majority of cerium is present as Ce{sup 3+} there is evidence for Ce{sup 4+}. The paramagnetic Ce{sup 3+} affects the chemical shift and line width of {sup 23}Na MAS NMR spectra, which also show with no evidence for A-site ordering. {sup 2}H MAS NMR of samples prepared in D{sub 2}O shows the inclusion of deuterium, which IR spectroscopy shows is most likely to be as D{sub 2}O. The deuterium content is highest for the cerium-rich materials, consistent with oxidation of some cerium to Ce{sup 4+} to provide charge balance of A-site water. - Graphical abstract: A multi-element A-site perovskite crystallises directly from aqueous, basic solutions at 240 °C; while the paramagnetic effect of Ce{sup 3+} on the {sup 23}Na NMR shows a homogeneous solid-solution, the incorporation of A-site water is also found from {sup 2}H NMR and IR, with oxidation of some cerium to charge balance proved by XANES spectroscopy. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Direct hydrothermal synthesis allows crystallisation of a perovskite solid-solution. • XANES spectroscopy shows some oxidation of Ce{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 4+}. • The paramagnetism of Ce{sup 3+} shifts and broadens the {sup 23}Na solid-state NMR. • The perovskite materials incorporate water as an A-site defect.

  6. Resistividade do filme depositado via sol-gel e estado de oxidação do dopante Ce na matriz SnO2 Resistivity of the film deposited via sol-gel and oxidation state of Ce doping in SnO2 matrix

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    L. V. A. Scalvi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Incorporação de Ce3+ ou Ce4+ em filmes finos de SnO2 depositados via sol-gel-dip-coating aumenta drasticamente a resistividade elétrica. No primeiro caso, temos comportamento aceitador do dopante, levando a matriz à alta compensação de carga. Por outro lado, para Ce4+, verifica-se aumento na largura da região de depleção do contorno de grão, resultando em maior espalhamento de elétrons. Medidas de caracterização elétrica sob pressão ambiente levam à barreiras de potencial mais altas do que as medidas sob vácuo, devido a adsorção de oxigênio na superfície das partículas. A presença de Ce3+ aumenta a transmitância no infravermelho, o que significa menor quantidade de elétrons livres. Dados de XANES confirmam que o tratamento térmico a 550 ºC dos filmes, ainda que promova oxidação parcial para Ce4+, preserva uma quantidade significativa (em torno de 60% no estado Ce3+. Espectroscopia Raman mostra a evolução dos modos de vibração intra-grãos de SnO2 com o aumento da temperatura de tratamento térmico.Incorporation of Ce3+ or Ce4+ in sol-gel dip-coating SnO2 thin films increases drastically its electrical resistivity. In the first case, it is due the acceptor-like nature of the doping ion, leading the matrix to high charge compensation. On the other hand, for Ce+4 doped samples, it is verified a broadening of the grain boundary depletion layer. Measurements under room pressure leads to higher intergrain potential barriers when compared to measurements carried out under vacuum conditions, due to oxygen adsorption at particles surface. The presence of Ce3+ increases the infrared transmittance, which means a lower free electron concentration. XANES data confirms that the thermal annealing at 550 ºC of thin films, although promotes oxidation to Ce4+, still keeps a significantly amount (about 60% of ions in the oxidation state Ce3+. Raman spectroscopy data show the evolution of the SnO2 bulk vibration modes with

  7. Luminescence and thermoluminescence of Sr sub 2 B sub 5 O sub 9 X:Ce sup 3 sup + ,A sup + (X = Cl, Br, A = Na sup + , K sup +) phosphors

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    Sidorenko, A V; Dorenbos, P; Rodnyi, P A; Eijk, C W E; Berezovskaya, I V; Dotsenko, V P

    2003-01-01

    The luminescence properties of Ce sup 3 sup + activated strontium haloborates with and without K sup + or Na sup + co-doping have been studied under optical and x-ray excitation. Three types of Ce sup 3 sup + emission centre have been found as the result of different methods of charge compensation in non-co-doped samples. In the co-doped compounds only one type of Ce sup 3 sup + emission centre has been observed. The influence of Ce sup 3 sup + concentration, anion type and co-doping ion on thermoluminescence (TL) has been analysed. The TL glow curves of all the studied materials contain two peaks. The emission corresponding to the low temperature peak is associated with charge uncompensated Ce sup 3 sup + centres in non-co-doped compounds. The emission of the high temperature peak represents the superposition of both charge compensated and uncompensated Ce sup 3 sup + centres. The emission corresponding to both TL peaks in co-doped samples originates from one type of Ce sup 3 sup + centre.

  8. Condições higiênico-sanitárias na comercialização de pescados em Sobral − CE | Hygienic-sanitary conditions in fish trading in Sobral − CE

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    Mauro Vinicius Dutra Girão

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetiva avaliar as condições higiênico-sanitárias dos comércios de pescado particulares do município de Sobral − CE, através da análise visual e utilização de um checklist, baseado na RDC no 216. As informações foram coletadas através da observação da rotina de trabalho dos estabelecimentos registrados na Vigilância Sanitária Municipal durante inspeções mensais em um período de três meses. Para cada critério contido no checklist, foi realizada uma média das conformidades e não conformidades e quantificação do percentual de acertos de cada. Os estabelecimentos inspecionados encontram-se em condições de funcionamento que oferecem riscos moderados de contaminação dos pescados. Dentre os fatores de risco de contaminação encontram-se a Edificação, devido à presença de insetos, que são potenciais vetores mecânicos de microorganismos, a Higienização de utensílios, devido as não conformidades quanto à disposição dos equipamentos para o adequado fluxo dos trabalhadores, infiltrações, telas, ralos sinfonados, caixas de gorduras, luminárias, instalações elétricas e sanitárias, e Manipuladores, que falavam sobre o alimento, manuseavam dinheiro, não utilizavam cabelos presos e utilizavam adornos. Mesmo observando um despreparo das pessoas envolvidas na atividade, observa-se uma tendência à adequação à legislação sanitária em prol da qualidade do alimento. =============================================== The aim of this study was to evaluate the sanitary conditions of the fish markets in the city of Sobral, CE, using visual analysis and a checklist based on the RDC 216. The information was collected over a period of three months during monthly inspections in fish market establishments registered with the Brazilian Health Surveillance town. We calculated the percentage of compliance/non-compliance for each checklist item. Each of the inspected establishments showed signs of moderate

  9. Solid electrolytes based on Na3PO4:M4+ (M = Zr, Hf, Ti, Sn, Ce, Th)

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    γ-Na3PO4 solid solutions have been prepared containing a range of tetravalent ions; the replacement mechanism is 4 Na reversible M. Approximate phase diagrams have been determined for each system, showing the extent and thermal stability of the γ solid solutions. For each system, lattice parameters were measured as a function of composition and conductivities were measured for several compositions over the temperature range 70-4500C. Solid solutions which were found to be the most extensive and which had the highest conductivities (> 10-2 ohm-1 cm-1 at 3000C) were for M = Zr, Hf; these systems also showed the smallest change of lattice parameter with composition

  10. RELAÇÃO ENTRE IDADE E CAPACIDADE FUNCIONAL DE IDOSAS RESIDENTES EM INSTITUIÇÕES DE LONGA PERMANÊNCIA NA CIDADE DE FORTALEZA/CE

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    Darling Kescia Araújo Peixoto Braga

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O envelhecimento gera desgastes fisiológicos próprios. O sistema de valores socioculturais ocidentais e a atual configuração dos arranjos familiares associados aumenta a institucionalização de idosos, que pela fragilidade podem ter déficits na execução das atividades básicas de vida diária (ABVD's e cognição. Objetivo: Avaliar o desempenho nas ABVD, considerando a faixa etária de mulheres idosas residentes em duas Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos (ILPI´s na cidade de Fortaleza/CE. Métodos: Estudo seccional, realizado no período de Outubro a Dezembro de 2013 através de um censo com 24 idosas residentes em duas ILPI's. A coleta de dados foi realizada em duas etapas: formulário com caracterização da amostra e o questionário de ABVD de Barthel. Resultados: A amostra possui idade média de 80,04 anos (± 7,91; mín, = 65,0 e máx. = 90,0, eram solteira (66,6%, com baixa escolaridade (33,3% analfabetas e 33,3% com primário completo, procedentes do interior do Estado (58,3% e residiam na instituição há menos de cinco anos (58,3%. O Índice de Barthel revelou que a maioria (75% eram independentes para a realização das ABVDs, sem influenciada da faixa etária. Conclusão: As idosas residentes nas ILPI apresentam independência funcional nas ABVD e sem influência da idade.

  11. Characterization of PARIS LaBr3(Ce)-NaI(Tl) phoswich detectors up to Eγ ~ 22 MeV

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    Ghosh, C.; Nanal, V.; Pillay, R. G.; Anoop, K. V.; Dokania, N.; Pal, Sanjoy; Pose, M. S.; Mishra, G.; Rout, P. C.; Kumar, Suresh; Pandit, Deepak; Mondal, Debasish; Pal, Surajit; Banerjee, S. R.; Napiorkowski, P. J.; Dorvaux, O.; Kihel, S.; Mathieu, C.; Maj, A.

    2016-05-01

    In order to understand the performance of the PARIS (Photon Array for the studies with Radioactive Ion and Stable beams) detector, detailed characterization of two individual phoswich (LaBr3(Ce)-NaI(Tl)) elements has been carried out. The detector response is investigated over a wide range of Eγ = 0.6 to 22.6 MeV using radioactive sources and employing 11B(p,γ) reaction at Ep = 163 keV and Ep = 7.2 MeV . The linearity of energy response of the LaBr3(Ce) detector is tested upto 22.6 MeV using three different voltage dividers. The data acquisition system using CAEN digitizers is set up and optimized to get the best energy and time resolution. The energy resolution of ~ 2.1% at Eγ = 22.6 MeV is measured for the configuration giving best linearity up to high energy. Time resolution of the phoswich detector is measured with a 60Co source after implementing CFD algorithm for the digitized pulses and is found to be excellent (FWHM ~ 315 ps). In order to study the effect of count rate on detectors, the centroid position and width of the Eγ = 835 keV peak were measured upto 220 kHz count rate. The measured efficiency data with radioactive sources are in good agreement with GEANT4 based simulations. The total energy spectrum after the add-back of energy signals in phoswich components is also presented.

  12. Photoluminescence spectra of thenardite Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} activated with rare-earth ions, Ce{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+}

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    Sidike, Aierken [School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, 830054 Xinjiang (China); Saliqur, Rahman Abu Zayed Mohammad [Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, 700-8530 Okayama (Japan); He Juiyang [Graduate School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, 830054 Xinjiang (China); Gong Lanxin [School of Life Science and Chemistry, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, 830054 Xinjiang (China); Atobe, K. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Education, Okayama University, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, 700-8530 Okayama (Japan); Yamashita, N., E-mail: yosiko3@io.ocn.ne.jp [Department of Physics, Faculty of Education, Okayama University, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, 700-8530 Okayama (Japan)

    2011-09-15

    Five Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:RE{sup 3+} phosphors activated with rare-earth (RE) ions (RE{sup 3+}=Ce{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+}) were synthesized by heating natural thenardite Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} from Ai-Ding Salt Lake, Xinjiang, China with small amounts of rare-earth fluorides, CeF{sub 3}, SmF{sub 3}, TbF{sub 3}, DyF{sub 3} and TmF{sub 3}, at 920 {sup o}C in air. The photoluminescence (PL) and optical excitation spectra of the obtained phosphors were measured at 300 and 10 K. In the PL spectrum of Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:Ce{sup 3+} at 300 K, two overlapping bands with peaks at 335 and 356 nm due to Ce{sup 3+} were first observed. Narrow bands observed in PL and excitation spectra of Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:RE{sup 3+} (RE{sup 3+}=Sm{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+}) phosphors were well identified with the electronic transitions within the 4f{sup n} (n=5, 8, 9 and 12) configurations of RE{sup 3+}. The existence of excitation bands with high luminescence efficiency at wavelengths shorter than 230 nm is characteristic of Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:RE{sup 3+} (RE{sup 3+}=Sm{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+}) phosphors. The obtained results suggest that these phosphors are unfavorable as the phosphor for usual fluorescence tubes, i.e., mercury discharge tubes, but may be favorable as the phosphor for UV-LED fluorescent tubes and as cathodoluminescence, X-ray luminescence and thermoluminescence phosphors. - Highlights: > Five Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:RE{sup 3+} (RE{sup 3+}=Ce{sup 3+}, Sm{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Dy{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+}) phosphors were synthesized by heating natural thenardite. > The emission and excitation spectra of the obtained phosphors were measured at 300 and 10 K. > In Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}:Ce{sup 3+} at 300 K, two overlapping emission bands with peaks at 335 and 356 nm were first observed.

  13. Prevalência de asma em adolescentes na cidade de Fortaleza, CE Prevalence of asthma among adolescents in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil

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    Maria de Fátima Gomes de Luna

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência de asma em adolescentes (13-14 anos na cidade de Fortaleza, CE. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal utilizando o questionário do International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood e envolvendo 3.015 adolescentes de escolas públicas e privadas entre 2006 e 2007. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de "sibilos alguma vez na vida", "sibilos nos últimos doze meses" (asma ativa e "asma alguma vez na vida" (asma diagnosticada foram, respectivamente, 44,1%, 22,6% e 11,6%. As prevalências de "sibilos alguma vez na vida" (p = 0,001, "1-3 crises de sibilos nos últimos 12 meses" (p = 0,001; asma ativa (p = 0,002; "sono interrompido por sibilos menos que uma vez por semana" (p OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of asthma among adolescents (13-14 years of age in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 3,015 adolescents at public and private schools between 2006 and 2007. The participants completed the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire. RESULTS: The prevalences of "wheezing ever", "wheezing within the last 12 months" (active asthma and "asthma ever" (physician-diagnosed asthma were 44.1%, 22.6% and 11.6%, respectively. The prevalences of "wheezing ever" (p = 0.001, "1-3 wheezing attacks within the last 12 months" (p = 0.001, active asthma (p = 0.002, "sleep disturbed due to wheezing less than one night per week" (p < 0.001 and "dry cough at night" (p < 0.001 were higher among girls. Private school students presented higher prevalences of "wheezing ever", active asthma, "1-3 wheezing attacks within the last 12 months", "4-12 wheezing attacks within the last 12 months" and physician-diagnosed asthma (p < 0.001 for all, as well as of "exercise-induced wheezing" (p = 0.032. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of asthma and asthma-related symptoms in students aged 13-14 years in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil, was high, predominantly among girls and private

  14. Self-healing mechanism of a protective film prepared on a Ce(NO3)3-pretreated zinc electrode by modification with Zn(NO3)2 and Na3PO4

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    Self-healing mechanism of a protective film against corrosion of zinc at scratches in an aerated 0.5 M NaCl solution was investigated by polarization measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electron-probe microanalysis (EPMA). The film was prepared on a zinc electrode by treatment in a Ce(NO3)3 solution and addition of aqueous solutions containing 9.98 or 19.9 μg/cm2 of Zn(NO3)2 · 6H2O and 55.2 μg/cm2 of Na3PO4 · 12H2O. After the coated electrode was scratched with a knife-edge crosswise and immersed in the NaCl solution for many hours, polarization measurements, observation of pit formation at the scratches, XPS and EPMA were carried out. This film was remarkably protective and self-healing against zinc corrosion on the scratched electrode. The cathodic and anodic processes of zinc corrosion were markedly suppressed by coverage of the surface except for scratches with a thin Ce2O3 layer containing a small amount of Ce4+ and the surface of scratches with a layer composed of Zn3(PO4)2 · 4H2O, Zn(OH)2 and ZnO mostly

  15. Ce{sup 3+} and Pr{sup 3+}5d-energy levels in the (pseudo) perovskites KMgF{sub 3} and NaMgF{sub 3}

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    Le Masson, N.J.M. E-mail: n.lemasson@iri.tudelft.nl; Vink, A.P.; Dorenbos, P.; Bos, A.J.J.; Eijk, C.W.E. van; Chaminade, J.P

    2003-03-01

    The location of the 5d-energy levels of Ce{sup 3+} and Pr{sup 3+} in the cubic perovskite KMgF{sub 3} and in the distorted perovskite NaMgF{sub 3} was determined from spectroscopic studies in the vacuum ultraviolet. It is established that Ce{sup 3+} and Pr{sup 3+} ions both occupy the same site in each host: K{sup +} sites for KMgF{sub 3} and Na{sup +} sites for NaMgF{sub 3}. The small crystal field splitting and the small value of the centroid shift of the 4f{sup n-1}5d-configuration yield a relatively high energy for the lowest 5d state of both Ce{sup 3+} and Pr{sup 3+}. The lowest 5d state of Pr{sup 3+} in both hosts is found at energy higher than the 4f{sup 2} {sup 1}S{sub 0} state, enabling the photon cascade emission to occur.

  16. Bioactivity of Y2O3 and CeO2 doped SiO2-SrO-Na2O glass-ceramics.

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    Placek, L M; Keenan, T J; Wren, A W

    2016-08-01

    The bioactivity of yttrium and cerium are investigated when substituted for Sodium (Na) in a 0.52SiO2-0.24SrO-0.24-xNa2O-xMO glass-ceramics (where x = 0.08 and MO = Y2O3 or CeO2). Bioactivity is monitored through pH and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry where pH of simulated body fluid ranged from 7.5 to 7.6 and increased between 8.2 and 10.0 after 14-day incubation with the glass-ceramic disks. Calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) levels in simulated body fluid after incubation with yttrium and cerium containing disks show a continual decline over the 14-day period. In contrast, Con disks (not containing yttrium or cerium) caused the elimination of Ca in solution after 1 day and throughout the incubation period, and initially showed a decline in P levels followed by an increase at 14 days. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy confirmed the presence of Ca and P on the surface of the simulated body fluid-incubated disks and showed precipitates on Con and HCe (8 mol% cerium) samples. Cell viability of MC3T3 osteoblasts was not significantly affected at a 9% extract concentration. Optical microscopy after 24 h cell incubation with disks showed that Con samples do not support osteoblast or Schwann cell growth, while all yttrium and cerium containing disks have direct contact with osteoblasts spread across the wells. Schwann cells attached in all wells, but only showed spreading with the HY-S (8 mol% yttrium, heated to sintering temperature) and YCe (4 mol% yttrium and cerium) disks. Scanning electron microscopy of the compatible disks shows osteoblast and sNF96.2 Schwann cells attachment and spreading directly on the disk surfaces. PMID:27231265

  17. Preparation of Na4UO2(CO3)3 in presence of Ce-141. I, Influence of the post-reaction time in the concentration of anion species of Ce-141

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    An effective condition to minimize the presence of Ce-141, in the final product of recovery like hexa hydrated uranyl nitrate has been obtained. It is considered to this condition like a pre purification stage in the recovery process of the non-fissioned residual uranium in the fission production of Mo-99. (Author)

  18. Preparation of Na{sub 4}UO{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3} in presence of Ce-141. I, Influence of the post-reaction time in the concentration of anion species of Ce-141; Preparacion del Na{sub 4}UO{sub 2}(CO{sub 3}){sub 3} en presencia de Ce-141. I, Influencia del tiempo de post-reaccion en la concentracion de especies anionicas de Ce-141

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    Lopez M, B.E.; Rodriguez S, A.; Iturbe G, J.L

    1991-10-15

    An effective condition to minimize the presence of Ce-141, in the final product of recovery like hexa hydrated uranyl nitrate has been obtained. It is considered to this condition like a pre purification stage in the recovery process of the non-fissioned residual uranium in the fission production of Mo-99. (Author)

  19. 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

  20. Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce合金在0.7mol·L~(-1)NaCl溶液中电化学性能的研究%The Electrochemical Performances of Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce Alloys in 0.7 mol·L~(-1) NaCl Solution

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    吕艳卓; 徐岩; 王学新; 张毅; 陆天虹

    2011-01-01

    采用真空熔炼法制备了铸态Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce三种Mg-Li合金.采用Tafel极化曲线、恒电势氧化法和电化学阻抗谱法,研究了Mg,Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce和Mg-8Li-1Ce电极作为Mg-H2O2半燃料电池的阳极材料在0.7 mol·L-1 NaCl溶液中的电化学行为.采用扫描电镜观测了电极放电前后的表面形貌.研究结果表明:在四种金属电极中,Mg-8Li-1Ce电极的腐蚀电位最正(-1.49 V),Mg电极的腐蚀电位最负(-1.66 V);在0.7 mol·L-1 NaCl溶液中,电极的电氧化活性排列顺序表示为:Mg-8Li〉Mg-8Li-1Ce〉Mg〉Mg-8Li-0.5Ce,在-1.0 V电位下,Mg-8Li电极的放电电流密度约为40 mA·cm-2.表明Mg-8Li电极的电氧化活性最好,Li元素对Mg电极起到了"活化"作用.%Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce alloys were prepared using vacuum induction melting method.The electrochemical performances of Mg,Mg-8Li,Mg-8Li-0.5Ce and Mg-8Li-1Ce electrodes as the anodes of Mg-H2O2 semi-fuel cells in 0.7 moloL-1 NaCl solution were investigated by means of poten-tiodynamic polarization,potentiostatic discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measure-ments.The surface morphology of the electrodes was observed by scanning electron microscopy.The results showed that the corrosion potential of Mg-8Li-1Ce(-1.49 V) is the most positive and the corrosion poten-tial of Mg(-1.66 V) is the most negative among the four electrodes.The electro-oxidation activity of the electrodes in 0.7 moloL-1 NaCl solution follows the sequence: Mg-8LiMg-8Li-1CeMgMg-8Li-0.5Ce.The current density of Mg-8Li electrode discharged at-1.0 V reached around 40 mAocm-2.The electro-oxidation activity of Mg-8Li is the highest among the four electrodes and the Li element "activated" Mg electrode.

  1. Catalisadores cerâmicos à base de CuO/CeO2 aplicados na reação de oxidação preferencial do CO Ceramic catalysts based on CuO/CeO2 used in the reaction of preferential oxidation of CO

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A oxidação preferencial do CO (PROX é o método mais adequado para a purificação de fluxos gasosos ricos em H2. Catalisadores de CuO/CeO2 têm sido desenvolvidos e apresentados como uma alternativa bastante promissora para a reação de oxidação preferencial do CO-PROX-CO. O objetivo deste trabalho é sintetizar catalisadores cerâmicos a base de CuO/CeO2 por meio do método de síntese Pechini, caracterizar e analisar as suas estruturas e avaliar a performance catalítica destes materiais aplicados na reação de PROX-CO. Foram desenvolvidas duas amostras de catalisadores cerâmicos à base CuO/CeO2, uma contendo 0,1 mol de CuO e outra contendo 0,5 mol do mesmo óxido. De acordo com os resultados, ambas as amostras sintetizadas mostraram-se aptas a serem utilizadas em processos de conversão de CO para CO2. No entanto, a amostra que continha 0,1 mol de CuO mostrou-se mais ativa cataliticamente do que a amostra que continha 0,5 mol da mesma espécie ativa catalítica.The preferential oxidation of CO (PROX is the most suitable method for the purification of gas streams rich in H2. CuO/CeO2 catalysts have been developed and presented as a promising alternative for the preferential oxidation reaction of CO - CO-PROX. The aim this work is to synthesize CuO/CeO2 ceramic catalysts by means of the synthesis Pechini's method, characterization and analysis the structures and evaluation of the performance of these materials used in catalytic reaction of CO-PROX. Two samples ceramic catalysts based on CuO/CeO2 were synthesized, the first containing 0.1 mol of CuO and the second containing 0.5 mol of CuO. According to the results, both synthesized samples were ready to be used in a process of converting CO to CO2. However, the sample containing 0.1 mol of CuO was more active than the catalyst sample containing 0.5 mol of the same active species.

  2. New tetragonal derivatives of cubic NaZn{sub 13}-type structure: RNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds, crystal structure and magnetic ordering (R=Y, La, Ce, Sm, Gd–Yb)

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    Pani, M.; Manfrinetti, P.; Provino, A. [INFM and Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita‘ di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova (Italy); Yuan, Fang; Mozharivskyj, Y. [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M1 (Canada); Morozkin, A.V., E-mail: morozkin@general.chem.msu.ru [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, House 1, Building 3, GSP-2, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Knotko, A.V.; Garshev, A.V. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, House 1, Building 3, GSP-2, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Yapaskurt, V.O. [Department of Petrology, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Isnard, O. [Université Grenoble Alpes, Inst NEEL, BP166, F-38042 Grenoble (France); CNRS, Institut NEEL, 25 rue des martyrs, F-38042 Grenoble (France)

    2014-02-15

    Novel RNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds adopt the new CeNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure for R=La–Ce (tP52, space group P4/nbm N 125-1) and new YNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure for R=Y, Sm, Gd–Yb (tP52, space group P4{sup ¯}b2N 117) that are tetragonal derivative of NaZn{sub 13}-type structure, like LaCo{sub 9}Si{sub 4}-type. The CeNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, GdNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, TbNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, DyNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} and HoNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds are Curie–Weiss paramagnets down to ∼30 K, and do not order magnetically down to 5 K. However, the inverse paramagnetic susceptibility of LaNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} does not follow Curie–Weiss law. The DyNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} shows ferromagnetic-like saturation behaviour at 5 K in applied fields of 50 kOe, giving rise to a magnetic moment value of 6.5 μ{sub B}/f.u. in 50 kOe. The powder neutron diffraction study in zero applied filed indicates square modulated the c-collinear antiferromagnetic ordering of TbNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} with K=[±1/4, ±1/4, 0] wave vector below ∼10 K. - Graphical abstract: Novel (La, Ce)Ni{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds adopt the new CeNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure and (Y, Sm, Gd–Yb) adopt the new YNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure that are tetragonal derivative of NaZn{sub 13}-type structure, like LaCo{sub 9}Si{sub 4}-type. The CeNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, GdNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, TbNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}, DyNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} and HoNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds are Curie–Weiss paramagnets down to ∼30 K, and do not order magnetically down to 4.2 K. The powder neutron diffraction study in zero applied filed indicates square modulated the c-collinear antiferromagnetic ordering of TbNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6} with K=[±1/4, ±1/4, 0] wave vector below ∼10 K. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The new (La, Ce)Ni{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds adopt the new CeNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure. • The new (Y, Sm, Gd–Yb)Ni{sub 6}Si{sub 6} compounds adopt the new YNi{sub 6}Si{sub 6}-type structure. • TbNi{sub 6}Si

  3. Energy and resolution calibration of NaI(Tl) and LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) scintillators and validation of an EGS5 Monte Carlo user code for efficiency calculations

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    Casanovas, R., E-mail: ramon.casanovas@urv.cat [Unitat de Fisica Medica, Facultat de Medicina i Ciencies de la Salut, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES-43201 Reus (Tarragona) (Spain); Morant, J.J. [Servei de Proteccio Radiologica, Facultat de Medicina i Ciencies de la Salut, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES-43201 Reus (Tarragona) (Spain); Salvado, M. [Unitat de Fisica Medica, Facultat de Medicina i Ciencies de la Salut, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ES-43201 Reus (Tarragona) (Spain)

    2012-05-21

    The radiation detectors yield the optimal performance if they are accurately calibrated. This paper presents the energy, resolution and efficiency calibrations for two scintillation detectors, NaI(Tl) and LaBr{sub 3}(Ce). For the two former calibrations, several fitting functions were tested. To perform the efficiency calculations, a Monte Carlo user code for the EGS5 code system was developed with several important implementations. The correct performance of the simulations was validated by comparing the simulated spectra with the experimental spectra and reproducing a number of efficiency and activity calculations. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NaI(Tl) and LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) scintillation detectors are used for gamma-ray spectrometry. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Energy, resolution and efficiency calibrations are discussed for both detectors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For the two former calibrations, several fitting functions are tested. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A Monte Carlo user code for EGS5 was developed for the efficiency calculations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The code was validated reproducing some efficiency and activity calculations.

  4. Energy and resolution calibration of NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) scintillators and validation of an EGS5 Monte Carlo user code for efficiency calculations

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    The radiation detectors yield the optimal performance if they are accurately calibrated. This paper presents the energy, resolution and efficiency calibrations for two scintillation detectors, NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce). For the two former calibrations, several fitting functions were tested. To perform the efficiency calculations, a Monte Carlo user code for the EGS5 code system was developed with several important implementations. The correct performance of the simulations was validated by comparing the simulated spectra with the experimental spectra and reproducing a number of efficiency and activity calculations. - Highlights: ► NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce) scintillation detectors are used for gamma-ray spectrometry. ► Energy, resolution and efficiency calibrations are discussed for both detectors. ► For the two former calibrations, several fitting functions are tested. ► A Monte Carlo user code for EGS5 was developed for the efficiency calculations. ► The code was validated reproducing some efficiency and activity calculations.

  5. Návrh počítačové sítě na nové pobočce společnosti

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    2012-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá návrhem řešení rozvodů univerzální kabeláže v nevyužitém patře sídla společnosti, které má být využito k pronájmu jako kancelářské místnosti. Dále je součástí této práce revize stávající počítačové sítě v kancelářích společnosti, její dokumentace, případně rozšíření dle potřeb klienta.

  6. cDNA library Table: ce-- [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available ce-- NA ce-- C202 x J201 compound eyes mixture of fifth instar larval stage to pupa...l stage mixed pBluescript SK- EcoR1 for 5' Xho1for 3' sequenced from T3 primer (5' -> 3') BP117205-BP118782 ce--[number] ...

  7. Polluted emission in mineral coal combustor CE4500 in atmospheric bubbling fluidized bed coal; Emissoes poluentes na combustao do carvao mineral CE4500 em reator de leito fluidizado atmosferico borbulhante

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    Costa, Manoel Carlos Diniz; Samaniego, Julio Edgardo Lindo; Milioli, Fernando Eduardo; Pagliuso, Josmar Davison [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia. Nucleo de Engenharia Termica e Fluidos], e-mail: mcdcosta@petrobras.com.br, e-mail: jelindo@sc.usp.br, e-mail: milioli@sc.usp.br, e-mail: josmar@sc.usp.br

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    The SO{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, CO and NO{sub x} polluted gases emission were evaluated in coal combustor with absorption of SO{sub 2} by means of limestone in the pilot-plan for combustor in atmospheric bubbling fluidized bed coal of NETeF. The CE4500 mineral coal (energetic coal with upper average calorific power of 4500 kcal/kg) from of Criciuma region was utilized, with 2.3% of sulfur, 31,6% of ashes, and average diameter of particle of 425 um. The dolomite limestone DP from Ipeuna- SP was utilized with 16.2% of coal, 10.1% of magnesium, and average diameter of particle of 400 um. The pilot-plan has a reactor of square cross-section of 0,5*0,5 m in which it were controlled the excess air level, the velocity of fluidization (U/U{sub mf}), the size of particle grain and the temperature of process. The main variable of analysis was the supplies relation Ca/S. The relationship of 2, 3, 4 and 5 Ca/S at temperature of bed around 850 deg C was used. Concentration discharge gases of reactor were measured and distribution of size grain and chemical composition of the material bed, removal and global coefficient of reaction of sulfation for many cases were determined. The SO{sub 2} emission dropped in asymptotic way for the increment of supplies of rate Ca/S. Increasing Ca/S from 3 to 5 (67%) resulted in a gain of efficiency of absorption between 4 to 21%. The emission of NOx increased lightly by the increment of supplies Ca/S. That result is agreement with current publication, which it attributes this fact to the catalyst effect of CaO to generation of NO{sub x} by means of reduction of CO. (author)

  8. 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

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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)

  9. Lokálnost a Globálnost: Nové Požadavky na efektivnitu a Zdokonalovánv práce školy [Local and global: new imperatives for school effectiveness and improvement

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    Townsend, A.

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    CZ: Úsilí o efektivitu a zdokonalování práce školy mělo na školské reformy v uplynulých třiceti letech velký vliv. Byl to vliv přínosný, neboť ukázalo, že kromě rodinného zázemí může také škola hrát roli ve prospěch žákovského výkonu, ale i vliv kontroverzní, neboť v některých státech bylo koncem osmdesátých a počátkem devadesátých let vykládáno tak, že nikdo kromě školy tuto roli nehraje. Podíváme-li se ovšem na efektivitu školy z dlouhodobého a obecnějšího hlediska dějin vzdělávání, může...

  10. RELAÇÃO ENTRE IDADE E CAPACIDADE FUNCIONAL DE IDOSAS RESIDENTES EM INSTITUIÇÕES DE LONGA PERMANÊNCIA NA CIDADE DE FORTALEZA/CE

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    Darling Kescia Araújo Peixoto Braga; Bruno Ricarth Domiciano; Mayara Paz Albino dos Santos; Thiago Brasileiro de Vasconcelos; Raimunda Hermelinda Maia Macena

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    Introdução: O envelhecimento gera desgastes fisiológicos próprios. O sistema de valores socioculturais ocidentais e a atual configuração dos arranjos familiares associados aumenta a institucionalização de idosos, que pela fragilidade podem ter déficits na execução das atividades básicas de vida diária (ABVD's) e cognição. Objetivo: Avaliar o desempenho nas ABVD, considerando a faixa etária de mulheres idosas residentes em duas Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos (ILPI´s) na cidade d...

  11. Implantação do Programa Saúde na escola em Fortaleza-CE: atuação de equipe da Estratégia Saúde da Família Implantación del Programa de Salud Escolar en Fortaleza-CE: desempeño de equipo de la Estrategia Salud de la Familia School Health Program implementation in Fortaleza-CE: performance of the Family Health Strategy staff

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    Lindelvania Matias de Santiago

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata a experiência da implantação do Programa Saúde na Escola (PSE por uma equipe da Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF em uma escola pública em Fortaleza-CE. As atividades desenvolvidas incluíram seminário de implantação do PSE com os docentes e integrantes da ESF, oficinas com os estudantes, avaliação clinica e odontológica dos adolescentes e entrega de Cadernetas de Saúde do Adolescente. A implantação do PSE permitiu aos profissionais de saúde a percepção do seu papel social de educador e possibilitou aos adolescentes maior contato com a equipe da ESF. A aproximação entre escola e ESF é fundamental para ajudar os adolescentes a transformarem a informação científica em comportamentos saudáveis.Este artículo relata la experiencia de implementación del Programa de Salud Escolar (PSE por un equipo de la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia (ESF en una escuela pública en Fortaleza-CE, Brasil. Las actividades incluyeron seminario de despliegue del PSE con los maestros y los miembros de la ESF, talleres con los estudiantes, la evaluación clínica y dental de los adolescentes y la entrega de folletos de Salud del Adolescente. La aplicación del PSE permitió a los profesionales de salud a darse cuenta de su papel social como educadores y permitió a los adolescentes un mayor contacto con el personal de la ESF. El acercamiento entre la escuela y el FSE es crucial para ayudar a los adolescentes a transformar el conocimiento científico en comportamientos saludables.This work reports the experience of implementation of the School Health Program (PSE by a team from the Family Health Strategy (FHS in a public school in Fortaleza-CE , Brazil. The activities included conference about the deployment of the PSE with teachers and members of the FHS, workshops with students, clinical and dental assessment for adolescents and delivery of Booklets of Adolescent Health. The implementation of the PSE allowed health

  12. Caracterização pós-colheita de figos (Ficus carica L. produzidos sob diferentes condições de cultivo na Chapada do Apodi – CE.

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    Full Text Available A produção de figos para consumo in natura é limitada pelas chuvas, que causam elevadas perdas por podridão, o que pode dificultar o seu cultivo durante a estação chuvosa local (fevereiro a maio, época em que a fruta atinge a sua maior cotação. Essa dificuldade poderá ser contornada com o uso de ambiente protegido. Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho, realizar a caracterização da qualidade pós-colheita de figos produzidos sob cultivo protegido e a céu aberto na Chapada do Apodi- CE. Os frutos utilizados neste experimento foram colhidos em pomar experimental da Unidade de Ensino e Pesquisa (UEPE, pertencente ao Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará (IFCE, localizada na Chapada do Apodi em Limoeiro do Norte – Ceará, onde os mesmos foram cultivados a céu aberto e em estufa.  Foram realizadas as seguintes análises: diâmetro do fruto, peso do fruto, firmeza da polpa, sólidos solúveis (SS, acidez titulável(AT, pH, RATIO e vitamina C. De acordo com os parâmetros analisados, os figos cultivados em estufa apresentaram melhores atributos físico-químicos em relação aos cultivados em céu aberto, concluindo-se que, o tipo de cultivo influencia na qualidade pós-colheita do fruto.

  13. Composition-structure-property (Zn2+ and Ca2+ ion release) evaluation of Si-Na-Ca-Zn-Ce glasses: Potential components for nerve guidance conduits

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    Bioactive glasses have demonstrated tailored therapeutic ion release, primarily with respect to the augmentation of hard tissues. However, controlled degradation and release of therapeutic ions from biomaterials may also play an important role in soft tissue regeneration such as repair of peripheral nerve discontinuities. In this study, three silica based glasses (0.5SiO2-0.2CaO-0.13ZnO-XNa2O-(0.17-X) CeO2) where, (0.04 29Si isotope was probed for each glass using 29Si MAS-NMR, whilst the thermal characteristics of each glass were examined using DTA. Following these analyses, ion release profiles for Ca2+ and Zn2+ were evaluated; an equivalent specific surface area of 1 m2 of each glass powder was incubated (37 deg. C) in 10 ml of citric acid buffer and TRIS-HCI buffer solution (pH 3.0 and pH 7.4 respectively) for incubation periods of up to 30 days. The Zn2+ concentration of each filtrate was analysed using flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (Varian AA240FS Fast Sequential AAS) and the Ca2+ concentration of each filtrate was determined using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (Varian 820 ICP-MS). Results obtained from the 29Si MAS-NMR spectra indicated Q2 structures pervading the network. An analytical model was proposed to analyse the ion release profiles for each glass, and indicated heterogeneous dissolution of glass networks. The ion release data demonstrates that ion release in the range (19.26-3130 ppm) for Ca2+ and in the range (5.97-4904 ppm) for Zn2+ occurred. Release of such elements, at appropriate levels, from peripheral nerve guidance conduits may be advantageous with respect to the repair of peripheral nerve discontinuities.

  14. The synergistic combination of bis-silane and CeO2.ZrO2 nanoparticles on the electrochemical behaviour of galvanised steel in NaCl solutions

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    Bis-1,2-[triethoxysilylpropyl]tetrasulfide silane films containing CeO2.ZrO2 nanoparticles were deposited by dip-coating on galvanised steel substrates. The morphological features of the coated substrates were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The anti-corrosion performance of the modified silane film applied on galvanised steel substrates was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The ability of nanoparticles to mitigate localized corrosion activity at artificially induced defects was investigated via the scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET) and by the scanning ion-selective electrode technique (SIET). The results showed that the addition of nanoparticles provides good corrosion protection of the galvanised steel substrates pre-treated with the modified silane solutions. The corrosion activity was reduced by more than one order of magnitude. Complementary d.c. experiments, using zinc electrodes exposed to NaCl solutions containing the nanoparticles were also performed in order to better understand the role of the nanoparticles. An ennoblement of the corrosion potential and polarisation of the anodic reactions could be detected

  15. Defect Scheelite-Type Lanthanoid(III Ortho-Oxomolybdates(VI Ln0.667[MoO4] (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm and Their Relationship to Zircon and the NaTl-Type Structure

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    Ingo Hartenbach

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The rare-earth metal(III ortho-oxomolybdates with the formula Ln0.667[MoO4] (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, and Sm and defect scheelite-type structure crystallize in the tetragonal space group I41/a (a = 533–525, c = 1183–1158 pm with four formula units per unit cell. The Ln3+ cations at Wyckoff position 4b exhibit a coordination sphere of eight oxygen atoms in the shape of a trigonal dodecahedron. The same site symmetry (.. is observed for the tetrahedral oxomolybdate(VI entities [MoO4]2–, since their central Mo6+ cation is situated at the 4a position. Due to this equal site multiplicity, the lanthanoid(III cations have to be statistically under-occupied to maintain electroneutrality, thus a defect scheelite structure emerges. The partial structure of both the Ln3+ cations and the [MoO4]2– anions (if shrunk to their centers of gravity can be best described as distorted diamond-like arrangements. Therefore, these two interpenetrating partial structures exhibit a similar setup as found in the zircon-type as well as in the NaTl-type structure.

  16. Investigation on the nature of active species in the CeCl{sub 3}-doped sodium alanate system

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    Fan Xiulin; Xiao Xuezhang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Chen Lixin, E-mail: lxchen@zju.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Li Shouquan; Wang Qidong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2011-09-15

    Research highlights: > The additive of CeCl{sub 3} is reduced in doping process, causing the formation of NaCl and highly dispersed Ce species. > After dehydrogenation, Al-Ce alloy with a structure of CeAl{sub 4} comes into being and remains almost unchanged in the following cycles. > Directly doping CeAl{sub 4} into the system results in much similar kinetics. - Abstract: CeCl{sub 3}-doped NaAlH{sub 4} was directly synthesized in hydrogenation process using NaH/Al with 2 mol% CeCl{sub 3} under ball-milling. X-ray diffraction was utilized to unveil the nature of cerium during NaAlH{sub 4} synthesis process and succedent cycling. It is found that, CeCl{sub 3} is reduced in the ball-milling process and following cycles, causing the formation of NaCl and Al-Ce alloy with a structure of CeAl{sub 4}. The catalytic enhancement arising upon doping the ball-milled CeAl{sub 4} alloy is quite similar to that achieved in the CeCl{sub 3}-doped sodium alanate. Because the CeAl{sub 4} dopant does not consume the effective hydrogen storage component, the CeAl{sub 4}-doped NaAlH{sub 4} exhibits more hydrogen storage capacity. Moreover, CeCl{sub 3}-doped NaAlH{sub 4} and CeAl{sub 4}-doped NaAlH{sub 4} exhibit similar apparent activation energies estimated from Kissinger's method, suggesting the reactions are all determined by the same rate-limiting step. These results clearly demonstrate that the in situ formed CeAl{sub 4} acts as active species to catalyze the reversible dehydriding/rehydriding of NaAlH{sub 4}.

  17. Estudo microestrutural do catalisador Ni/gama-Al2O3: efeito da adição de CeO2 na reforma do metano com dióxido de carbono Microstructural study of Ni/gamma-Al2O3 catalyst: addition effects of CeO2 on carbon dioxide reforming of methane

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    Antoninho Valentini

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The carbon dioxide reforming of methane was carried out over nickel catalysts supported on the gamma-Al2O3/CeO2 system prepared by wet impregnation. With the increase of the CeO2 weight in the catalyst, a higher stability was observed in the catalytic activity, together with an excellent resistance to carbon deposition and a better Ni dispersion. The catalysts were characterized by means of surface area measurements, TPR, H2 chemisorption, XRD, SEM, EDX, XPS and TEM. An interaction between Ni and CeO2 was observed to the Ni/CeO2 sample after activation in a H2 atmosphere above 300 ºC. Such behavior has a significantly influence on the catalytic activity.

  18. 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

  19. Crystal structure and solution species of Ce(III) and Ce(IV) formates: from mononuclear to hexanuclear complexes.

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    Hennig, Christoph; Ikeda-Ohno, Atsushi; Kraus, Werner; Weiss, Stephan; Pattison, Philip; Emerich, Hermann; Abdala, Paula M; Scheinost, Andreas C

    2013-10-21

    Cerium(III) and cerium(IV) both form formate complexes. However, their species in aqueous solution and the solid-state structures are surprisingly different. The species in aqueous solutions were investigated with Ce K-edge EXAFS spectroscopy. Ce(III) formate shows only mononuclear complexes, which is in agreement with the predicted mononuclear species of Ce(HCOO)(2+) and Ce(HCOO)2(+). In contrast, Ce(IV) formate forms in aqueous solution a stable hexanuclear complex of [Ce6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4(HCOO)x(NO3)y](12-x-y). The structural differences reflect the different influence of hydrolysis, which is weak for Ce(III) and strong for Ce(IV). Hydrolysis of Ce(IV) ions causes initial polymerization while complexation through HCOO(-) results in 12 chelate rings stabilizing the hexanuclear Ce(IV) complex. Crystals were grown from the above-mentioned solutions. Two crystal structures of Ce(IV) formate were determined. Both form a hexanuclear complex with a [Ce6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4](12+) core in aqueous HNO3/HCOOH solution. The pH titration with NaOH resulted in a structure with the composition [Ce6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4(HCOO)10(NO3)2(H2O)3]·(H2O)9.5, while the pH adjustment with NH3 resulted in [Ce6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4(HCOO)10(NO3)4]·(NO3)3(NH4)5(H2O)5. Furthermore, the crystal structure of Ce(III) formate, Ce(HCOO)3, was determined. The coordination polyhedron is a tricapped trigonal prism which is formed exclusively by nine HCOO(-) ligands. The hexanuclear Ce(IV) formate species from aqueous solution is widely preserved in the crystal structure, whereas the mononuclear solution species of Ce(III) formate undergoes a polymerization during the crystallization process. PMID:24090406

  20. Problematika žen a placená práce v ženských časopisech na přelomu 19. a 20. století

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    2010-01-01

    Roč. 34, č. 1 (2010), s. 2-13. ISSN 0323-0937. [Ženy a placená práce v historickém kontextu (od 17. do 20. století). Praha, 11.11.2009] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70900502 Keywords : employed women * women's periodicals * history Subject RIV: AB - History

  1. Study of the hyperfine magnetic field acting on Ce probes substituting for the rare earth and the magnetic ordering in intermetallic compounds RAg (R=rare earth) by first principles calculations; Estudo do campo hiperfino magnetico na sonda de Ce colocada nos compostos intermetalicos do tipo RAg (R=terra rara) e do ordenamento magnetico desses compostos usando calculos de primeiros principios

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    Pereira, Luciano Fabricio Dias

    2006-07-01

    In this work the magnetic hyperfine field acting on Ce atoms substituting the rare-earths in R Ag compounds (R = Gd e Nd) was studied by means of first-principles electronic structure calculations. The employed method was the Augmented Plane Waves plus local orbitals (APW+lo), embodied in the WIEN2k program, within the framework of the Density Functional Theory (DFT) and with the Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA) for the exchange and correlation potential. The super-cell approach was utilized in order to simulate for the Ce atoms acting as impurities in the R Ag matrix. In order to improve for correlation effects within the 4f shells, a Hubbard term was added to the DFT Hamiltonian, within a procedure called GGA+U. It was found that the magnetic hyperfine field (MHF) generated by the Ce 4f electron is the main component of the total MHF and that the Ce 4f ground state level is probably a combination of the m{sub l} = -2 and m{sub l} = -1 sub-levels. In addition, the ground-state magnetic structure was determined for Ho Ag and Nd Ag by observing the behavior of the total energy as a function of the lattice volume for several possible magnetic ordering in these compounds, namely, ferromagnetic, and the (0,0,{pi}), ({pi},{pi},0) and (({pi},{pi},{pi}) types of anti-ferromagnetic ordering of rare-earth atoms. It was found that the ground-state magnetic structure is anti-ferromagnetic of type ({pi},{pi},0) for both, the Ho Ag and Nd Ag compounds. The energy difference of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic ordering is very small in the case of the Nd Ag compound. (author)

  2. Experimental determination of CePO4 and YPO4 solubilities in H2O-NaF at 800°C and 1 GPa: implications for rare earth element transport in high-grade metamorphic fluids

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    Tropper, P.; Manning, C.E.; Daniel Harlov

    2013-01-01

    Monazite (CePO4) and xenotime (YPO4) are important accessory minerals in metasediments. They host significant rare earth elements (REE) and are useful for geochronology and geothermometry, so it is essential to understand their behavior during the metasomatic processes that attend high-grade metamorphism. It has been proposed that F-bearing fluids enhance solubility and mobility of REE and Y during high-grade metamorphism. We assessed this possibility by determining the solubility of syntheti...

  3. Electrorheological Performance of SiO2 Particle Materials of Ce-Doping and Adsorbed Chitosan

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    Li Shuxin; Ma Shuzhen; Xu Mingyuan; Shang Yanli; Li Junran; Zhang Shaohua; Zhang Yuanjing; Gao Song

    2004-01-01

    The electrorheological(ER) materials of pure SiO2 ( Sample 1 ), Ce-doping SiO2 ( Ce-SiO2, Sample 2) and Ce-SiO2 adsorbed chitosan (Ce-SiO2-chitosan, Sample 3 ) were prepared using Na2SiO3, Ce( NO3 )3 and chitosan as starting materials. Their ER properties were studied. The results show that Ce-doping can enhance the ER activity of SiO2, and the ER activity of SiO2 can be further improved by adsorbing chitosan on the surfaces of Ce-SiO2 particles.The ER activity of a particle material is correlated with the average grain size, surface area, pore volume and average pore size of the material.

  4. Optimalizace kotle na biomasu

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    2015-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá návrhem opatření pro optimalizaci kotle na biomasu. Teoretická část pojednává o základním rozdělení kotlů na tuhá paliva se zaměřením na kotle spalující biomasu. Další část práce se věnuje návrhu deflektorů, zvyšujících účinnost zařízení a praktické ověření výsledků měřením.

  5. Evaluation of production samples of the scintillators LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce

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    We report on the evaluation of the performance of two recently developed scintillator materials, LaCl3:Ce and LaBr3:Ce, at the task of gamma ray spectroscopy. Their performance is compared to a standard scintillator used for gamma ray spectroscopy--a 25 mm diameter 25 mm tall cylinder of NaI:Tl. We measure the pulse height, energy resolution, and full-energy efficiency of production LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce scintillation crystals of different sizes and geometries for a variety of gamma-ray energies. Using production rather than specially selected crystals will establish whether immediate large-scale use is feasible. The crystal is excited by gamma rays from one of six isotopic sources (125I, 241Am, 57Co, 22Na, 137Cs, and 60Co) placed 15 cm away from the scintillator. Our measurements show that both LaCl3 and LaBr3 outperform NaI:Tl in almost all cases. They outperform NaI:Tl at all energies for the photopeak fraction and counting rate measurements, and for energy resolution at higher energies (above 200 keV for LaCl3 and 75 keV for LaBr3). The performance of production crystals is excellent and these scintillators should be considered for immediate use in systems where stopping power and energy resolution are crucial

  6. Effect of Sodium on the Catalytic Properties of VOx/CeO2 Catalysts for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol

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    Li, Yan; Wei, Zhehao; Sun, Junming; Gao, Feng; Peden, Charles HF; Wang, Yong

    2013-03-21

    A series of VOx/CeO2 catalysts with various sodium loadings (Na/V ratio from 0 to 1) has been studied for oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of methanol. The effect of sodium on the surface structure, redox properties, and surface acidity/basicity of VOx/CeO2 was investigated using hydrogen temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR), Raman spectroscopy, and Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform spectroscopy (DRIFT). The experimental results indicate that the effect of sodium on VOx/CeO2 is highly dependent on the Na/V ratio. At a low Na/V ratio (Na/V<0.25), sodium addition only slightly decreases the redox properties of VOx/CeO2 and has little effect on its activity and selectivity to formaldehyde, even though the Brönsted acidity is almost completely eliminated at a Na/V ratio of 0.25. At a high Na/V ratio (Na/V>0.25), sodium addition greatly alters the nature of the active sites by V-O-Ce bond cleavage and V-O-Na bond formation, leading to significantly reduced activity of the VOx/CeO2 catalysts. At Na/V>0.25, the selectivity to formaldehyde also decreases with increasing Na/V ratio due to: (1) the suppressed reducibility of VOx, and (2) increased basicity leading to increased CO2.

  7. 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...

  8. Characterizations of electrodeposited Ni–CeO2 nanocomposite coatings

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    The expansion of current machinery requires metallic materials with better surface properties. In the present investigation, CeO2 reinforced nickel nanocomposite coatings were deposited on mild steel substrate by direct current electrodeposition process employing nickel acetate bath. The effect of incorporation of CeO2 particles in the Ni nanocomposite coatings on the micro hardness and corrosion behaviour has been evaluated. Smooth and compact nanocomposite deposits containing well-distributed cerium oxide particles were obtained. The crystallite structure was fcc for electrodeposited nickel and Ni–CeO2 nanocomposite coatings. It has been observed that, the presence of CeO2 nanoparticles favours the [111] and [200] texture of nickel matrix. The co-deposition of CeO2 nanoparticles with nickel was found to be favoured at applied current density of 8 A dm−2. The micro hardness values of the nickel nanocomposite coatings (725 HV) was higher than that of pure nickel (265 HV).The decrease in Icorr values and increase in Constant Phase Element values were investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution which showed the higher corrosion resistant nature of Ni–CeO2 coatings. - Highlights: • Ni–CeO2 composite coatings have electrodeposited from eco-friendly acetate bath. • Inclusion of CeO2 in the composite coating has refined the crystallite size. • Micro hardness values have increased with CeO2 content in the composite coatings. • The negative shift of Ecorr confirming cathodic protective nature of coatings

  9. 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)

  10. Molten salt corrosion resistance of FeAl alloy with additions of Li, Ce and Ni

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    The corrosion performance of FeAl intermetallic alloys with additions of (1 at.%)Li, Ce, Ni and combinations (Ce + Li and Ce + Ni) in molten salts have been studied using the weight loss technique. Salts included Na2SO4 and NaVO3 and testing temperatures included 600, 650 and 700 deg. C for NaVO3, and 900, 950 and 1000 deg. C for Na2SO4 during 100 h. The corroded specimens were studied in the scanning electronic microscope (SEM) and the corrosion products analyzed with an X-ray energy dispersive analyzer (EDX) attached to it. The corrosion resistance in NaVO3 increases as the temperature increased, whereas in Na2SO4 decreased. The effect of the different alloying elements depended upon the salt used. In NaVO3, for instance, the FeAl + Ce + Li alloy was one with the highest corrosion rates but in Na2SO4 it had the lowest corrosion rate. The addition of these elements most of times increased the corrosion rate of the FeAl-base alloy, whereas in Na2SO4 most of times decreased the corrosion rate. The results are discussed in terms of the degree of protectiveness that the external Al2O3 layer gives to the alloys depending on the testing temperature

  11. 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.

  12. Controllable preparation of CeO2 nanostructure materials and their catalytic activity

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    Shan Wenjuan; Guo Hongjuan; Liu Chang; Wang Xiaonan

    2012-01-01

    Well-crystalline CeO2 nanostructures with the morphology ofnanorods and nanocubes were synthesized by a template-free hydrothermal method.X-ray diffraction (XRD),transmission electron microscopy (TEM),Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurements were employed to characterize the synthesized materials.The reducibility and catalytic activity of nanostructured CeO2 were examined by hydrogen temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and CO oxidation.The results showed that CeO2 nanorods could be converted into CeO2 nanocubes with the increasing of the reaction time and the hydrothermal temperature,CeO2 nanorods became longer gradually with the increasing of the concentrations of NaOH.H2-TPR characterization demonstrated that the intense low-temperature reduction peak in the CeO2 nanorods indicated the amount of hydrogen consumed is larger than CeO2 nanocubes.Meantime the CeO2 nanorods enhanced catalytic activity for CO oxidation,the total conversion temperature was 340 ℃.The reasons were that CeO2 nanorods have much smaller crystalline sizes and higher surface areas than CeO2 nanocubes.

  13. Qualidade da atenção ao pré-natal na Estratégia Saúde da Família em Sobral, Ceará Calidad de la atención en el pre-natal en la Estrategia Salud de Familia en Sobral, CE, Brasil Quality of pre-natal care in Family Health Strategy in Sobral, CE, Brazil

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    Francisco Rosemiro Guimarães Ximenes Neto

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Diante das políticas públicas que envolvem a qualidade da atenção ao pré-natal, este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade da atenção ao pré-natal nos territórios da Estratégia Saúde da Família, do município de Sobral, à luz do referencial teórico de Avedis Donabedian. Trata-se de um estudo de caráter descritivo-exploratório, desenvolvido em Centros de Saúde da Família de Sobral, Ceará. Dos quatorze Centros de Saúde investigados, quatro se mostraram com indicadores adequados para o pré-natal. Porém, ainda que existam inadequações na estrutura física, não existem impedimentos para que se ofereça um atendimento de qualidade haja vista que o processo e os resultados também interferem na qualidade da assistência.Frente a las políticas públicas que impliquen la calidad de la atención a la salud prenatal, el estudio tiene como objetivo: evaluar la calidad de la atención prenatal a los territorios en la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia de la ciudad de Sobral, a la luz del referencial teórico de AVEDIS Donabedian. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio de carácter descriptivo, desarrollado por los Centros de Salud Familiar de Sobral - Ceará. De los catorce Centros de Salud investigaron, cuatro fueron con los indicadores apropiados para la atención prenatal. Pero a pesar de que hay deficiencias en la estructura física, no hay impedimentos a fin de proporcionar una calidad de la atención hay una opinión de que el proceso y los resultados también interferir con la calidad de la atención.Face to public policies involving the quality of care for prenatal, the study aims to: assess the quality of prenatal care to the territories in the Family Health Strategy of the city of Sobral in the light of theoretical reference of Avedis Donabedian. This is a descriptive- exploratory study, developed by Family Health Units of Sobral, CE, Brazil. Of the fourteen Centers Health investigated, four were with appropriate

  14. Biomassa microbiana e matéria orgânica leve em solos sob sistemas agrícolas orgânico e convencional na Chapada da Ibiapaba - CE Microbial biomass and light organic matter in soils under organic and conventional systems in the Chapada da Ibiapaba - CE, Brazil

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    Francisco Alisson da Silva Xavier

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    Full Text Available Em muitos casos, a substituição da vegetação nativa por sistemas agrícolas resulta em decréscimo nos conteúdos de C e N nos diferentes compartimentos da matéria orgânica do solo. Para testar se as práticas de manejo que priorizam o aporte de resíduos orgânicos promovem aumento dos compartimentos da matéria orgânica mais sensíveis ao manejo, este estudo se propôs estudar áreas de uma propriedade que utiliza um sistema de produção de acerola em larga escala, sob manejo orgânico, e uma área sob cultivo convencional de cenoura e beterraba em rotação com milho, pertencentes à Fazenda Amway Nutrilite do Brasil e à Associação de Horticultores do Pivot Central, respectivamente, ambas localizadas na região da Chapada da Ibiapaba, Ceará. Selecionou-se, também, uma área de pastagem localizada no interior da primeira propriedade amostrada, bem como áreas sob mata nativa, próximas às áreas de cultivo. Amostras de um Neossolo Quartzarênico foram coletadas nas profundidades de 0-5 e 5-15 cm e foram determinados os teores de C orgânico total, de C e N microbiano (Cmic e Nmic e da matéria orgânica leve (Cmol e Nmol, além do C mineralizável obtido por respirometria. O acúmulo médio nos estoques de Nmic nas áreas sob manejo orgânico em relação à mata nativa foi de 11,7 kg ha-1, o que representou um incremento de 585 % de Nmic nas áreas de cultivo. Já na pastagem, ocorreu acúmulo de 211 kg ha-1 no estoque de Cmic em relação à mata nativa em subsuperfície, representando um incremento de 514,6 %. Por outro lado, os estoques de Cmic no cultivo convencional sofreram reduções de 59 e 53 %, nas camadas de 0-5 e de 5-15 cm, respectivamente, em relação à mata nativa. Os estoques de Cmol obtidos nas linhas de cultivo nos sistemas orgânicos apresentaram incremento de 106 %, na camada de 0-5 cm, em relação à mata; no sistema convencional, porém, constatou-se uma redução em 31 % no estoque de Cmol na camada

  15. Ce que soigner veut dire

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    Mol, Annemarie

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    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...

  16. Aerace na čistírnách odpadních vod.

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    Práce je zaměřena na problematiku aerace na ČOV. Je zpracován přehled postupů a technologií, zejména s ohledem na nové typy mobilních aeračních zařízení. Výsledky práce jsou aplikovány na konkrétní lokalitě.

  17. Assembly of large purely inorganic Ce-stabilized/bridged selenotungstates: from nanoclusters to layers.

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    Chen, Wei-Chao; Qin, Chao; Li, Yang-Guang; Zang, Hong-Ying; Shao, Kui-Zhan; Su, Zhong-Min; Wang, En-Bo

    2015-05-01

    A versatile one-pot strategy was used to synthesize two large, purely inorganic selenotungstates, nanocluster K(6)Na(16) [Ce(6)Se(6)W(67)O(230) (OH)(6) (H(2)O)(17)]⋅47 H(2)O (1) and layer K(9)Na(5) Ce(H(2)O)(4) [Ce(6)Se(10)W(51)O(187) (OH)(7) (H(2)O)(18)]⋅45H(2)O(2), by combining cerium centers and SeO(3) (2-) heteroanion templates. Compound 1 displays a Ce-stabilized hexameric nanocluster with one rhombus-like {W(4)O(15) (OH)(3)} unit in the center, whereas compound 2 is the first example of a Ce-bridged layer selenotungstate network based on linkage of the unusual {Ce(6)Se(10)W(51)O(187) (OH)(7) (H(2)O)(18)} clusters and additional Ce(H(2)O)(4) fragments via Ce-O-Se bridges. The compounds were characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analyses, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Moreover, the electrochemical property of compound 1 was also investigated. PMID:25641950

  18. Cenzura na Internetu

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    2011-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá problémem cenzury na internetu v Číně. Práce popisuje formy a způsoby internetové cenzury v Číně. Zároveň uvádí i možnosti zjištění, ověření a obcházení cenzury pomocí různých nástrojů, aplikací a internetových služeb. Práce obsahuje výsledky provedených testů určených k ověření a zjištění cenzurovaných webových stránek a klíčových slov z různých lokací v Číně. Na základě těchto testů jsou vyvozeny závěry o cenzuře na internetu v Číně. This thesis deals with the p...

  19. 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.

  20. Scintillation response of YAlO3:Ce and Lu0.7Y0.3AlO3:Ce single crystal scintillators

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    Phunpueok, A.; Chewpraditkul, W.; Limsuwan, P.; Wanarak, C.

    2012-09-01

    The scintillation response of YAlO3:Ce (YAP:Ce) and Lu0.7Y0.3AlO3:Ce (LuYAP:Ce) crystals with same size of 10 × 10 × 5 mm3 were studied for gamma ray energies ranging from 22.1 to 1274.5 keV. The light yield, its non-proportionality and the energy resolution were measured with the photomultiplier tube (PMT). The intrinsic resolution of the crystals versus energy of gamma rays has been determined after correcting the measured energy resolution for photomultiplier tube statistics. For 662 keV gamma rays (137Cs source), the YAP:Ce showed the light yield of 32,000 ph/MeV,which is much higher than that of 9800 ph/MeV obtained for LuYAP:Ce. The energy resolution of 4.4% obtained for YAP:Ce is much better than that of 7.9% obtained for LuYAP:Ce, due to its much higher light yield and better intrinsic resolution. The scintillation light loss of tested crystals at 511 keV gamma rays (22Na source) was also presented. The estimated photofraction was determined for both crystals and compared with the cross-sections ratio calculated using WinXCom program. The experimental results of the total mass attenuation coefficients for both crystals are in good agreement with the theoretical values, within the experimental uncertainty.

  1. AVALIAÇÃO DA ROTULAGEM, CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUÍMICA, FÍSICO-QUÍMICA E REOLÓGICA DE NÉCTARES DE UVA COMERCIALIZADOS NA CIDADE DE FORTALEZA - CE

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    Alessandra Pinheiro de Góes CARNEIRO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, há diferentes tipos de bebidas de frutas, dentre elas pode-se citar o suco e o néctar, que, de acordo com a legislação brasileira diferem entre si na quantidade de polpa de fruta que é adicionada em cada formulação, sendo o néctar a bebida com menor proporção de polpa de fruta. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar diferentes marcas comerciais de néctar de uva quanto às características de rotulagem, propriedades químicas, físico-químicas e reológicas. O estudo foi realizado com dezesseis amostras de néctares de uva de diferentes marcas, sendo doze “tradicionais” e quatro “lights”, as quais foram obtidas em supermercados da cidade de Fortaleza, Ceará. Foram realizadas análises de pH, sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável, relação sólidos solúveis/acidez titulável, açúcares totais e redutores e ácido ascórbico. Apesar de 15% das amostras não apresentarem a denominação de venda do produto e 57% não continham o conteúdo líquido e o lote de fabricação descritos no rótulo, pode-se afirmar, que de um modo geral, os parâmetros analisados estão de acordo com o exigido pela legislação brasileira quanto à rotulagem e as características químicas e físico-químicas. Quanto às características reológicas, os néctares de uva classificam-se como fluidos newtonianos.

  2. Andrianovite, Na12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O, H2O,OH)5, a new potassium-rich mineral species of the eudialyte group from the Khibiny alkaline Pluton, Kola Peninsula, Russia

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    Khomyakov, A. P.; Nechelyustov, G. N.; Rastsvetaeva, R. K.; Rozenberg, K. A.

    2008-12-01

    This paper presents the description of a new eudialyte-group mineral, which was named andrianovite in honor of Valerii Ivanovich Andrianov (1938-1991), a famous Russian mathematician and crystallographer, who developed the AREN software package for structural study of minerals with variable composition. The new mineral has been found in pegmatite from the Koashva open pit, Khibiny Pluton, Kola Peninsula, as rims 0.1-1.0 mm wide surrounding the crystals of typical eudialyte. Aegirine, sodalite, microcline, natrolite, lomonosovite, lamprophyllite, mosandrite, and villiaumite are associated minerals. Andrianovite is light yellow, with vitreous luster and stepped fracture. It is transparent or turbid, with a white streak. The new mineral is brittle; the Mohs hardness is 5. The cleavage is imperfect parallel to (001). The measured density is 2.93(2) g/cm3 (volumetric method); the calculated density is 3.02 g/cm3. Andrianovite is optically uniaxial, negative; ω = 1.622(2), ɛ= 1.617(2). It is nonfluorescent and nonpleochroic. The new mineral slowly breaks down and gelates in 50% HCl and HNO3 at room temperature. It is trigonal, space group R3 m. The unit cell dimensions are a = 14.281(4), c = 30.243(7) Å, V = 5342(4) Å3. The strongest reflections in the X-ray powder pattern [ d, Å ( I, %)( hkl)] are as follows: 2.982(100)(315), 2.860(94)(404), 4.322(71)(205), 3.222(70)(208), 6.447(60)(104), 3.170(50)(217), 5.719(40)(202), 3.540(38)(027). The chemical composition (electron microprobe, H2O and CO2 determined by chemical analysis) is as follows, wt %: 11.61 Na2O, 2.05 K2O, 10.26 CaO, 3.11 SrO, 0.19 BaO, 3.97 MnO, 2.43 FeO, 0.81 La2O3, 1.73 Ce2O3, 0.52 Nd2O3, 0.28 Y2O3, 0.02 Al2O3, 47.06 SiO2, 0.12 TiO2, 11.32 ZrO2, 0.26 HfO2, 2.84 Nb2O5, 0.31 Cl, 0.57 CO2, 0.87 H2O, -O = 0.07 Cl2; total is 100.26. The empirical formula atcat = 53 ( Z= 3) is Na12.09(K1.40Sr0.97REE0.60Ba0.04)Σ3.01(Ca5.90Y0.08).98(Mn1.81)Fe{1.19/2+} Σ2.90(Zr2.96Hf0.04)Σ3.0(Nb0.69Si0.27Ti0.05Al0.01)Σ1

  3. Freqüência e atividade enzimática de Candida spp. na cavidade oral de pacientes diabéticos do serviço de endocrinologia de um hospital de Fortaleza-CE Frequency and enzymatic activity of Candida spp. oral cavity of diabetic patients of the service of endocrinology of a hospital of Fortaleza-CE

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    Everardo Albuquerque Menezes

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O diabetes mellitus (DM, uma doença endócrino-metabólica de alta e crescente prevalência, é citada como responsável pela ocorrência das candidíases orais. A candidíase constitui um espectro de infecções causadas por fungos do gênero Candida, sendo o seu agente mais comum a Candida albicans, embora outras espécies tenham sido identificadas (Candida tropicalis, Candida guillermondii, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a freqüência e a atividade enzimática de Candida spp. na cavidade oral de pacientes diabéticos atendidos no Serviço de Endocrinologia do Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio da Universidade Federal do Ceará (HUWC/UFC. Foram coletadas amostras de 48 pacientes diabéticos, de ambos os sexos, com situações variáveis de controle glicêmico. Os materiais clínicos foram colhidos com ajuda de swabs e semeados em placas de Petri contendo ágar-Sabouraud dextrose com cloranfenicol e incubado a 37°C. Os crescimentos foram identificados pelas provas clássicas usadas em micologia. Depois, essas cepas de Candida foram submetidas a provas de detecção de enzimas fosfolipase e proteinase. Destas, 15 amostras (31,25% apresentaram cultura positiva para o gênero Candida. A espécie mais freqüente foi a C. albicans, com 80%, seguida de C. tropicalis (13,3% e C. guillermondii (6,7%. Quanto à pesquisa da atividade enzimática de Candida spp., foi observado que 86,6% delas apresentaram atividade de proteinase e 80%, de fosfolipase. Conclui-se com tais resultados que a C. albicans é a mais freqüente e que as espécies de Candida isoladas possuem fortes atividades enzimáticas.Diabetes mellitus, a endocrine-metabolic disease, of high and increasing prevalence, is cited as responsible by the occurrence of oral candidiasis. Candidiasis constitutes a specter of infections caused by fungi of genera Candida; the most common agent is Candida albicans, but other species have also been

  4. Preparation and characterization of CeO[sub 2] under an oxidizing atmosphere. Thermal analysis, XPS, and EPR study

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    Abi-aad, E.; Bechara, R.; Grimblot, J.; Aboukaies, A. (Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d' Ascq (France))

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    Cerium hydroxide samples prepared with different precipitating agents (NaOH, KOH, NH[sub 4]OH) have been studied by thermogravimetry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). The untreated samples are a mixture of CeO[sub 2] and Ce(OH)[sub 4] with a small quantity of Ce(OH)[sub 3] present in the bulk of the solid. A part of the Ce[sup 3+] species remains stable even after calcination at high temperatures (1073 K) under air. The residual alkali elements issuing from the precipitating agents induce variations on the final state of the solid. 38 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  5. SELF-ASSEMBLY CE OXIDE/ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE COMPOSITE COATINGS.

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    SUGAMA,T.; SABATINI,R.; GAWLIK,K.

    2005-01-01

    A self-assembly composite synthesis technology was used to put together a Ce(OH){sub 3}-dispersed poly-acetamide-acetoxyl methyl-propylsiloxane (PAAMPA) organometallic polymer. Three spontaneous reactions were involved; condensation, amidation, and acetoxylation, between the Ce acetate and aminopropylsilane triol (APST) at 150 C. An increase in temperature to 200 C led to the in-situ phase transformation of Ce(OH){sub 3} into Ce{sub 2}O{sub 3} in the PAAMPA matrix. A further increase to 250 C caused oxidative degradation of the PAAMPA, thereby generating copious fissures in the composite. We assessed the potential of Ce(OH){sub 3}/ and Ce{sub 2}O{sub 3}/ PAAMPA composite materials as corrosion-preventing coatings for carbon steel and aluminum. The Ce{sub 2}O{sub 3} composite coating displayed better performance in protecting both metals against NaCl-caused corrosion than did the Ce(OH){sub 3} composite. Using this coating formed at 200 C, we demonstrated that the following four factors played an essential role in further mitigating the corrosion of the metals: First was a minimum susceptibility of coating's surface to moisture; second was an enhanced densification of the coating layer; third was the retardation of the cathodic oxygen reduction reaction at the metal's corrosion sites due to the deposition of Ce{sub 2}O{sub 3} as a passive film over the metal's surface; and, fourth was its good adherence to metals. The last two factors contributed to minimizing the cathodic delamination of coating film from the metal's surface. We also noted that the affinity of the composite with the surface of aluminum was much stronger than that with steel. Correspondingly, the rate of corrosion of aluminum was reduced as much as two orders of magnitude by a nanoscale thick coating. In contrast, its ability to reduce the corrosion rate of steel was lower than one order of magnitude.

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. Promoção da saúde na estratégia de saúde da familía: percepção da equipe de enfermagem do Crato-CE - doi: 10.5020/18061230.2012.p420

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    Danielle Lopes de Alencar

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conhecer a percepção da equipe de enfermagem das Estratégias de Saúde da Família (ESF sobre a promoção da saúde. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo, do tipo descritivo, que ocorreu em nove ESF da cidade do Crato-CE no período de outubro a dezembro de 2010. Os sujeitos foram nove enfermeiros e oito técnicos de enfermagem, com tempo de serviço de três a oito anos na ESF investigada. Escolhidos aleatoriamente e elegendo o critério de saturação de dados, utilizou-se entrevista semiestruturada, a qual foi gravada. Na análise dos dados, optou-se pelo discurso do sujeito coletivo (DSC, do qual emergiram as ideias centrais que possibilitaram a formação dos DSC de cada categoria profissional. Os sujeitos foram esclarecidos sobre os objetivos da pesquisa mediante apresentação do Termo de Consentimento Esclarecido, o qual foi assinado por todos. O projeto foi aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética da Universidade Rural do Cariri (URCA, com nº de aprovação 21/2010. Resultados: Observou-se que a visão conceitual e prática sobre a promoção da saúde se aproxima do conceito preventivo, contudo, os enfermeiros reconhecem a saúde de forma mais ampla, no contexto de construção social do indivíduo, diferindo do DSC dos técnicos de enfermagem. As ações executadas no campo da promoção da saúde ainda são delimitadas por palestras. Conclusão: As percepções dos profissionais são constituídas por uma fragilidade relacionada aos DSC e às ações exercidas por eles, constituindo um entrave à consolidação de um novo modelo assistencial que tenha como eixo central a promoção da saúde.

  9. 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.

  10. Microstructure and corrosion behavior of electroless deposited Ni-P/CeO2 coating

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    Hui Ming Jin; Shi Hang Jiang; Lin Nan Zhang

    2008-01-01

    Electroless Ni-P/nano-CeO2 composite coating was prepared in acidic condition,and its microstructure and corrosive property were compared with its CeO2-free counterpart.Scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectrometer were used to examine surface morphology and structure of the as-plated coating.Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and transmission electronic microscopy (TEM) were used to study the coating's phase change at high temperature.The coating's corrosive behavior in 3%NaCI + 5%H2SO4 solution was also investigated.The results showed that Ni-P coating had partial amorphous structure mixed with nano-crystals,while the Ni-P/CeO2 coating had perfect amorphous structure.In high-temperature condition,Ni3P precipitation and Ni crystallization took place in both coatings but at different temperatures,while the Ni-P/CeO2 coating had sintered phase of NiCe2O4 spinels.The anti-corrosion property was better in the CeO2-containing coating,and this was due to its less liability to undergo local-cell corrosion than its CeO2-free counterpart.Ni-P/CeO2 coating's pure amorphous structure was the result of Ni's hindered crystal-typed deposition and P's promoted deposition.

  11. Structural characterization and corrosive property of Ni-P/CeO2composite coating

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    JIN Huiming; JIANG Shihang; ZHANG Linnan

    2009-01-01

    Electroless Ni-P/nano-CeO2 composite coating was prepared in acidic condition, and its microstructure and corrosive property were compared with its CeO2-free counterpart. Scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), transmission electronic microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction spectrometer (XRD), and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) were used to examine surface morphology and microstructure of the coating. Corrosive investigation was carried out in 3%NaCl+5%H2SO4 solution. The results showed that Ni-P coating had partial amorphous structure mixed with nanocrystals, whereas the Ni-P/CeO2 coating had perfect amorphous structure. In high temperature condition, Ni3P precipitation and Ni crystallization occurred in both coatings but at different temperatures, whereas the Ni-P/CeO2 coating had sintered phase of NiCe2O4 spinels. The anticorrosion property and passivity were improved in the CeO2-containing coating due to its less liability to undergo local-cell corrosion than its CeO2-free counterpart. During the co-deposition process, some Cen+ (n=3, 4) ions may be adsorbed to the metal/solution interface, hinder nickel's crystal-typed deposition and promote phosphorous deposition. The nano-CeO2 doping finally resulted in the coating' perfect amorphous structure and good anti-corrosive property.

  12. Magnetic Phase Transitions of CeSb. I

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    Fischer, Pernille Hertz; Lebech, Bente; Meier, G.; Rainford, B. D.; Vogt, O.

    1978-01-01

    The magnetic ordering of the anomalous antiferromagnet CeSb, which has a NaCl crystal structure, was determined in zero applied magnetic field by means of neutron diffraction investigations of single crystals and powder. Below the Neel temperature TN of (16.1+or-0.1)K, there exist six partially...... disordered magnetic phases of antiphase domain type ((100) superstructures) with (100) orientation of the magnetic moments. At 4.4K, the ordered magnetic moment equals (2.10+or-0.04) mu B, which corresponds to the free-ion value of 2.14 mu mB for Ce3+. The temperature dependence of the ordered moment shows a...... first-order phase transition at TN. At approximately TN/2 there is a first-order phase transition to a FCC type IA low-temperature configuration. The unusual magnetic properties of CeSb, which result from anisotropic exchange and crystalline electric field effects, resemble those of certain actinide Na...

  13. Diskriminace žen na trhu práce

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    DUNDOVÁ, Lenka

    2012-01-01

    The issues of discrimination at the labour market are discussed frequently and according to the available sources of information these issues are not overlooked. When you imagine all manners of discrimination at the labour market, the most frequent manner is gender discrimination. It means that women are the most discriminated group. In this thesis I had focused on: the issue of women discrimination on the labour market and the topic of women versus men in the workplace. The society tells us ...

  14. Absolventi na trhu práce EU

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    Kuřetová, Jana

    2008-01-01

    This thesis revises the position of young people on labour markets in the EU. It focuses on all the three parties involved in the problem: on young people and their school preparation for work (level, quality and structure of the education); on labour markets and what they can offer to young people; and on the European Union as an institution which should ease the entrance of young people to the working life. The author suggests, on basis of the data presented, some mesures to improve the emp...

  15. Práce sestry na iktové jednotce

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    BROŽÁKOVÁ, Žaneta

    2012-01-01

    The theme of the Bachelor degree work ?The Work of the Nurse at the Stroke Unit? was chosen as it deals with the interesting issue of the development of neurology medical branch which is closely connected with building ictus stroke units. These new units provide for modern treatment and nursing care in particular to patients suffering from the acute vascular cerebral accident ? stroke (ictus). The development of these units also supposes higher requirements for nurses both in the sphere of th...

  16. Neprovdané matky na trhu práce

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    Soukupová, Eva

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 6, č. 1 (2008), s. 3-4. ISSN 1214-1720 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR 1QS700280552 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Labour market * unemployment * family Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography www.socioweb.cz

  17. Zákaz diskriminace na trhu práce

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    Skácelová, Alena

    2013-01-01

    The goal of my bachelor thesis is to provide a detailed summary on the issue of ban on discrimination on the Czech labour market. The thesis outlines the most frequent acts of discrimination of employers in the region of Šumperk, as well as it introduces the ways of effective protection against such discrimination. The theoretical part presents the specialised literature and defines the terminology. Further it introduces the major international, European and Czech law, governing the ban on di...

  18. Molten salt corrosion resistance of FeAl alloy with additions of Li, Ce and Ni

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    Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J.G. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, FCQI-CIICAP, 62210 Cuernavaca, Mor (Mexico); Luna-Ramirez, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Mor (Mexico); CIMAV, Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, 31109 Chihuahua, Chih (Mexico); Salazar, M. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Mor (Mexico); Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, D.F (Mexico); Porcayo-Calderon, J. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Mor (Mexico); Rosas, G. [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mich (Mexico); Martinez-Villafane, A. [CIMAV, Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, 31109 Chihuahua, Chih (Mexico)]. E-mail: martinez.villafane@cimav.edu.mx

    2005-06-15

    The corrosion performance of FeAl intermetallic alloys with additions of (1 at.%)Li, Ce, Ni and combinations (Ce + Li and Ce + Ni) in molten salts have been studied using the weight loss technique. Salts included Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} and NaVO{sub 3} and testing temperatures included 600, 650 and 700 deg. C for NaVO{sub 3}, and 900, 950 and 1000 deg. C for Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} during 100 h. The corroded specimens were studied in the scanning electronic microscope (SEM) and the corrosion products analyzed with an X-ray energy dispersive analyzer (EDX) attached to it. The corrosion resistance in NaVO{sub 3} increases as the temperature increased, whereas in Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} decreased. The effect of the different alloying elements depended upon the salt used. In NaVO{sub 3}, for instance, the FeAl + Ce + Li alloy was one with the highest corrosion rates but in Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} it had the lowest corrosion rate. The addition of these elements most of times increased the corrosion rate of the FeAl-base alloy, whereas in Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} most of times decreased the corrosion rate. The results are discussed in terms of the degree of protectiveness that the external Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer gives to the alloys depending on the testing temperature.

  19. Crystal growth and characterization of Ce1-xPrxO2 (x similar, equals 0.05) single crystals

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    Chaminade, Jean-Pierre; Olazcuaga, Roger; Le Polles, Ghislaine; Le Flem, Gilles; Hagenmuller, Paul

    1988-01-01

    The growth of Ce1−xPrxO2 single crystals (xsimilar, equals0.05) has been investigated in connection with a systematic research work o n rare earth based red pigments. Ce1−xPrxO2 crystals have been grown by spontaneous nucleation during slow cooling of a high temperature solution using PbF2-Pb3P2O8-NaF or Na2B4O7-NaF as solvents. X-ray diffraction, chemical analysis and optical study were performed on the obtained single crystals. Stabilization of Pr4+ in cerium oxide accounted for the observe...

  20. 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)

  1. 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

  2. The preparation and corrosion resistance of Ce and Nd modified anodic films on aluminum

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    Li Qizheng; Tang Yuming [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Zuo Yu, E-mail: zuoy@mail.buct.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)

    2010-04-15

    Rare earth element Ce and Nd modified anodic films were prepared on aluminum surface by a relatively simple method: the aluminum samples were first immersed in Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} solutions containing Ce or Nd salts at 90 deg. C, then were dried and anodized. The contents of Ce or Nd in the anodic films were from 0.5% to 0.9%, and about 4-5% Ni was also introduced in the films. The modified anodic films were more compact with much smaller pores and increased hardness. In neutral, acidic and basic NaCl solutions, the rare earth modified films showed obviously improved corrosion resistance. The Ce modified films showed better corrosion resistance than Nd modified films. The cracking resistance of the films under heating was also improved.

  3. The preparation and corrosion resistance of Ce and Nd modified anodic films on aluminum

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    Rare earth element Ce and Nd modified anodic films were prepared on aluminum surface by a relatively simple method: the aluminum samples were first immersed in Ni(NO3)2 solutions containing Ce or Nd salts at 90 deg. C, then were dried and anodized. The contents of Ce or Nd in the anodic films were from 0.5% to 0.9%, and about 4-5% Ni was also introduced in the films. The modified anodic films were more compact with much smaller pores and increased hardness. In neutral, acidic and basic NaCl solutions, the rare earth modified films showed obviously improved corrosion resistance. The Ce modified films showed better corrosion resistance than Nd modified films. The cracking resistance of the films under heating was also improved.

  4. Luminescence and scintillation properties of BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic

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    Luo, Junming; Sahi, Sunil; Groza, Michael; Wang, Zhiqiang; Ma, Lun; Chen, Wei; Burger, Arnold; Kenarangui, Rasool; Sham, Tsun-Kong; Selim, Farida A.

    2016-08-01

    Cerium doped Barium Fluoride (BaF2sbnd Ce) transparent ceramic was fabricated and its luminescence and scintillation properties were studied. The photoluminescence shows the emission peaks at 310 nm and 323 nm and is related to the 5d-4f transitions in Ce3+ ion. Photo peak at 511 keV and 1274 keV were obtained with BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic for Na-22 radioisotopes. Energy resolution of 13.5% at 662 keV is calculated for the BaF2sbnd Ce transparent ceramic. Light yield of 5100 photons/MeV was recorded for BaF2sbnd Ce(0.2%) ceramic and is comparable to its single crystal counterpart. Scintillation decay time measurements shows fast component of 58 ns and a relatively slow component of 434 ns under 662 keV gamma excitation. The slower component in BaF2sbnd Ce(0.2%) ceramic is about 200 ns faster than the STE emission in BaF2 host and is associated with the dipole-dipole energy transfer from the host matrix to Ce3+ luminescence center.

  5. 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

  6. 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)

  7. Dissolution of cerium from cerium-based conversion coatings on Al 7075-T6 in 0.1 M NaCl solutions

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    Highlights: ► Dissolution of cerium from cerium-based conversion coatings (CeCCs) on Al 7075-T6. ► Immersion of CeCCs in 0.1 M NaCl showed dissolution only possible at pH ⩽ 2. ► Corrosion protection of CeCCs is not provided by dissolution of cerium species. ► CeCCs corrosion protection mechanism differ from chromate-based conversion coatings. - Abstract: Cerium-based conversion coatings (CeCCs) were immersed in 0.1 M NaCl for ∼500 h over a range of pH (2.0–5.7) to investigate the dissolution of cerium species. Dissolution was detected by UV–vis spectroscopy only in the pH 2 solution. Similar cerium concentrations were detected from the dissolution of as-deposited and phosphate post-treated CeCCs. Solubility diagrams for Ce(OH)3, Ce(OH)4, CeO2, and CePO4 showed that only Ce(OH)3 was soluble in acidic conditions. Although pKsp(CePO4) ≈ pKsp(Ce(OH)3), the dissolution of the post-treated CeCCs was slightly higher than the as-deposited CeCCs. Thus, corrosion protection of CeCCs is not provided solely by dissolution of cerium species.

  8. Characterizations of electrodeposited Ni–CeO{sub 2} nanocomposite coatings

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    Kasturibai, S., E-mail: s.kasturibai@yahoo.co.in [Department of Chemistry, Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi 630 003, Tamilnadu (India); Advanced Nanocomposite Coatings Laboratory, Department of Industrial Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, Tamilnadu (India); Kalaignan, G. Paruthimal, E-mail: pkalaignan@yahoo.com [Advanced Nanocomposite Coatings Laboratory, Department of Industrial Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, Tamilnadu (India)

    2014-10-15

    The expansion of current machinery requires metallic materials with better surface properties. In the present investigation, CeO{sub 2} reinforced nickel nanocomposite coatings were deposited on mild steel substrate by direct current electrodeposition process employing nickel acetate bath. The effect of incorporation of CeO{sub 2} particles in the Ni nanocomposite coatings on the micro hardness and corrosion behaviour has been evaluated. Smooth and compact nanocomposite deposits containing well-distributed cerium oxide particles were obtained. The crystallite structure was fcc for electrodeposited nickel and Ni–CeO{sub 2} nanocomposite coatings. It has been observed that, the presence of CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles favours the [111] and [200] texture of nickel matrix. The co-deposition of CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles with nickel was found to be favoured at applied current density of 8 A dm{sup −2}. The micro hardness values of the nickel nanocomposite coatings (725 HV) was higher than that of pure nickel (265 HV).The decrease in I{sub corr} values and increase in Constant Phase Element values were investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution which showed the higher corrosion resistant nature of Ni–CeO{sub 2} coatings. - Highlights: • Ni–CeO{sub 2} composite coatings have electrodeposited from eco-friendly acetate bath. • Inclusion of CeO{sub 2} in the composite coating has refined the crystallite size. • Micro hardness values have increased with CeO{sub 2} content in the composite coatings. • The negative shift of E{sub corr} confirming cathodic protective nature of coatings.

  9. Comparative study of CuO-CeO{sub 2} catalysts prepared by wet impregnation and deposition-precipitation

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    Gurbani, A.; Ayastuy, J.L.; Gonzalez-Marcos, M.P.; Gutierrez-Ortiz, M.A. [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao 48080 (Spain); Unidad Asociada ' ' Tecnologias Quimicas para la Sostenibilidad Ambiental' ' , CSIC-UPV/EHU (Spain); Herrero, J.E.; Guil, J.M. [Instituto de Quimica Fisica ' ' Rocasolano' ' - CSIC, Madrid 28006 (Spain); Unidad Asociada ' ' Tecnologias Quimicas para la Sostenibilidad Ambiental' ' , CSIC-UPV/EHU (Spain)

    2009-01-15

    Two different preparation methods are used to synthesize wt. 7% CuO-CeO{sub 2} catalysts: a conventional wet impregnation method, and a deposition-precipitation (DP) method using Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} as precipitating agent. Both samples are characterized by a series of techniques. CuO-CeO{sub 2} (Cu-Ce) prepared by DP shows a lower capacity to release the lattice oxygen to form CO{sub 2}. From CO-TPR results, it is demonstrated that this catalyst is not able to reduce copper clusters at low temperatures. Also, CO-TPD shows no CO{sub 2} formation. The activity results confirm the worse performance of Cu-Ce prepared by DP especially when oxygen is not in excess (PROX reaction with stoichometric oxygen). A copper particle size which is too small could create a stronger metal-support interaction, with lower Cu-Ce interface to react. (author)

  10. Konstrukce sila na cukr

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    Kotík, Libor

    2015-01-01

    Předmětem diplomové práce je statický návrh a posudek předpjatého sila na 50000t cukru. Zpracován je výpočtový model ocelové střešní konstrukce a jeho působení na konstrukci sila. Je stanoveno zatížení od uskladněného cukru. Je proveden optimální návrh a posouzení na mezní stav použitelnosti a únosnosti betonářské výztuže a vodorovného předpětí stěny sila včetně lokálních namáhání. Dále je proveden návrh betonářské výztuže dna sila a sloupu v podsilí a posouzení na mezní stav únosnosti. Součá...

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. Strategie vstupu firmy na zahraniční trh

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    Gebauerová, Jaroslava

    2009-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce se zabývá problematikou strategie vstupu firmy na zahraniční trh. V teoretické části práce je pojednáno o jednotlivých strategiích, jsou zmíněna jejich pozitiva a negativa spolu s dynamičností vstupu na nový trh. Analytická část práce obsahuje analýzu rakouského trhu, interní analýzu firmy AQUAL s.r.o., kterou jsem zvolila pro praktickou aplikaci, následně její SWOT analýzu a popis vstupu na zahraniční trh podle metody SMART. V návrzích je uveden postupný vývoj volby stra...

  14. Impact of Precipitants on the Structure and Properties of Fe-Co-Ce Composite Catalysts

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    Zhang, Yongli; Dai, Shujuan; Zhou, Yanbo; Lin, Kai

    2016-01-01

    Fe-Co-Ce composite catalysts were prepared by coprecipitation method using CO(NH2)2, NaOH, NH4HCO3, and NH3·H2O as precipitant agents. The effects of the precipitant agents on the physicochemical properties of the Fe-Co-Ce based catalysts were investigated by SEM, TEM, BET, TG-DTA, and XRD. It was found that the precipitant agents remarkably influenced the morphology and particle size of the catalysts and affected the COD removal efficiency, decolorization rate, and pH of methyl orange for ca...

  15. Analýza vlivů na reklamu na trhu s doplňky stravy

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    Jandáková, Pavla

    2008-01-01

    Tématem předkládané diplomové práce je analýza legislativních vlivů na reklamu. Kromě obecné úpravy reklamy je práce zaměřena především na regulaci reklamy doplňků stravy. Na konkrétních příkladech jsou uvedeny rozbory možných nedostatků. Tato práce řeší také postup tvorby reklamy a její legislativní kontroly na marketingovém oddělení společnosti VALOSUN a.s. Thema of this master’s thesis is analysis of legislation influences on advertisement. Beside generally advertisement adjustment is m...

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Mechanism of (NH4)S2O8 to enhance the anti-corrosion performance of Mo-Ce inhibitor on X80 steel in acid solution

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    Highlights: • The 1000 mg/L Na2MoO4 and 500 mg/L Ce(NO3)3 has best synergistic effect. • The (NH4)2S2O8 made the valence transformation of cerium (Ce3+ → Ce4+) come true. • The anti-corrosion performance of Mo-Ce inhibitor was improved by (NH4)2S2O8. • The coordination ability of inhibitor complexes was improved by (NH4)2S2O8. • The bonding force and adsorption between inhibitor and steel surface was enhanced. - Abstract: Ce(NO3)3 and Na2MoO4 are adopted to form (Mo-Ce) composite corrosion inhibitor in allusion to the corrosion problem of steel in acidic conditions. The experimental results showed that the anticorrosion effects were enhanced and the inhibition efficiencies were increased by (NH4)2S2O8. The reason of enhancement is the increase of coordination bonds amount between Ce4+ and MoO42−, the augment of combining sites of interface between anti-corrosion film and steel, and the reinforce of adsorption caused by the transformation of Ce3+ to Ce4+ by oxidants. The process and conditions for transformation of Ce3+ to Ce4+ and formation of complexes are discussed. The related thermodynamic and kinetic parameters are calculated and the possibility for (NH4)2S2O8 to improve the performance of Mo-Ce corrosion inhibitor is proved

  20. Near-infrared luminescence enhancing by introducing alkali metal ions in Sr2CeO4:Yb3+

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    NIR luminescence phosphors Sr2CeO4:Yb3+, M+ (M+=Li+, Na+, K+) were synthesized by conventional solid-state method in the present paper. The prepared phosphors are characterized by XRD and fluorescence spectrometer. Under UV light excitation, the NIR emission intensity of Yb3+:2F5/2→2F7/2 around 1 μm of Sr2CeO4:Yb3+ is strengthened significantly by introducing appropriate alkali metal cations dopants (Li+, Na+, K+) into the crystalline lattice. The relevant mechanisms have been discussed in detail. The peculiar optical properties make Sr2CeO4:Yb3+, M+ (M+=Li+, Na+, K+) promising for potential application in the high efficiency silicon-based solar cells. -- Highlights: • Pure orthorhombic Sr2CeO4:Yb3+, M+ (M+=Li+, Na+, K+) were successfully synthesized. • The structural and photoluminescence of these samples were characterized by XRD and fluorescence spectrometer. • The effect of Li+/Na+/K+ on the properties of samples had been researched and the relevant mechanisms have been discussed in detail. • These NIR materials could have potential application in the high efficiency silicon-based solar cells

  1. 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.)

  2. Parní kotel na biomasu

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    Szabó, Gergely

    2014-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce je odbornou rešerší zabývající se parním kotlem na biomasu. Hlavním cílem práce je popis stavby, funkce jednotlivých částí a regulace kotle. První část práce je věnována kotlům obecně, představuje typy paliva, zaměří se na kotle spalující tuhá paliva a popisuje parní generátor kotlů. Druhá část práce se zabývá konkrétním parním biomasovým kotlem, popisuje jeho hlavní části a pojednává o regulačních obvodech kotle.

  3. Cost objective PLM and CE

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    Perry, Nicolas

    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...

  4. Akcelerace RSA na GPU

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    Balogh, Tomáš

    2013-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá implementací obecného algoritmu RSA prostřednictvím Montgomeryho násobení pro grafické karty. Pro vybranou platformu CUDA jsou vytvořeny čtyři verze implementace s cílem dosáhnutí co nejvyššího zrychlení výpočtu v porovnání s výpočtem na procesoru. Zrychlení výpočtu je kromě jiného dosaženo paralelizací aritmetických operací sčítání a násobení velkých čísel.

  5. Scintillation properties of RbGd2Br7:Ce advantages and limitations

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    The scintillation properties of RbGd2Br7 crystals, doped with Ce3+ concentrations of 0.02, 0.11, 0.88, 2.05, 4.1, and 9.8%, are studied under X-ray and γ-quanta excitations. For the RbGd2Br7 sample doped with 9.8% Ce, the authors measured a light yield of 56,000 ± 6,000 photons per MeV of absorbed γ-ray energy with a main decay time of 43 ± 1 ns, using a Hamamatsu R1791 photomultiplier (PMT), a 137Cs radioactive source, and a shaping time of 10 micros. A time resolution of 790 ± 10 ps was measured for the RbGd2Br7:9.8% Ce compound, using Baf2 as second scintillator, two XP2020Q PMT's, a 22Na source, and an energy threshold set at E ge 511 keV. With the R1791 PMT, an energy resolution of 4.1% (FWHM over peak position) for the 662-keV full absorption peak has been observed for two crystals of 7 x 4 x 2 mm3 with 4.1 and 9.8% Ce content, respectively. Moreover, the non-proportional responses of three RbGd2Br7:Ce compounds with different concentrations (0.11, 2.05, and 9.8%) were studied revealing an almost-constant light output response from 17.4 keV to 1 MeV. These properties are compared to three other well-known scintillators: NaI:Tl, XsI:Tl, and Lu2SiO5:Ce

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. Fast timing study of a CeBr3 crystal: Time resolution below 120 ps at 60Co energies

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    Fraile, L. M.; Mach, H.; Vedia, V.; Olaizola, B.; Paziy, V.; Picado, E.; Udías, J. M.

    2013-02-01

    We report on the time response of a novel inorganic scintillator, CeBr3. The measurements were performed using a cylindrical crystal of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter at 22Na and 60Co photon energies. The time response was measured against a fast reference BaF2 detector. Hamamatsu R9779 and Photonis XP20D0 fast photomultipliers (PMTs) were used. The PMT bias voltages and Constant Fraction Discriminator settings were optimized with respect to the timing resolution. The Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM) time resolution for an individual CeBr3 crystal coupled to Hamamatsu PMT is found here to be as low as 119 ps at 60Co energies, which is comparable to the resolution of 107 ps reported for LaBr3(Ce). For 511 keV photons the measured FWHM time resolution for CeBr3 coupled to the Hamamatsu PMT is 164 ps.

  9. Fast timing study of a CeBr3 crystal: Time resolution below 120 ps at 60Co energies

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    We report on the time response of a novel inorganic scintillator, CeBr3. The measurements were performed using a cylindrical crystal of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter at 22Na and 60Co photon energies. The time response was measured against a fast reference BaF2 detector. Hamamatsu R9779 and Photonis XP20D0 fast photomultipliers (PMTs) were used. The PMT bias voltages and Constant Fraction Discriminator settings were optimized with respect to the timing resolution. The Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM) time resolution for an individual CeBr3 crystal coupled to Hamamatsu PMT is found here to be as low as 119 ps at 60Co energies, which is comparable to the resolution of 107 ps reported for LaBr3(Ce). For 511 keV photons the measured FWHM time resolution for CeBr3 coupled to the Hamamatsu PMT is 164 ps.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Evaluation of Ce3+ and alkali metal ions Co-doped LiSrAlF6 crystalline scintillators

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    High scintillation efficiency of Eu-doped LiSrAlF6 (LiSAF) and LiCaAlF6 (LiCAF) codoped with alkali metal ions has been reported in our recent studies. Thus in this paper, we demonstrated the scintillation properties of 1% Ce-doped LiSAF crystals with 1% alkali metal ions co-doping to increase the light yield and understand the scintillation mechanism. The crystals showed intense emission band corresponding to the 5d-4f transition of Ce3+, and their light yields under thermal neutron excitation were higher than that of the Ce only doped crystal. Especially, the light yield of Ce–Na co-doped crystal exceeded about two times that of Ce only doped one. -- Highlights: ► Ce-doped and alkali metal co-doped LiSAF crystals were grown by μ-PD method. ► Alkali metal co-doped crystals showed higher light yield than Ce only doped crystal. ► Decay time of alkali metal co-doped LiSAF were longer than that of Ce only doped one

  13. Polymorphism in some sodium lanthanide-metal ternary oxides of the type NaLnO2

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    Compounds of the type NaLnO2 were prepared by reacting lanthanide oxides and metals with Na2CO3, Na2O2 or Na2O in the solid state. Their symmetries were studied and compared with those formed from reaction of the oxides with liquid sodium metal. The previously unknown, tetragonal, NaCeO2 was prepared and shown to have the α LiFeO2 structure. Cubic forms of the oxides NaNdO2, NaSmO2, NaEuO2 and NaGdO2 were also prepared for the first time. (author)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.)

  16. Luminescence of Ce{sup 3+} in some chloroaluminates

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    Ingole, D.K.; Joshi, C.P. [Physics Department, Shri Ramdeobaba K.N. Engineering College, Katol Road, Nagpur 440013 (India); Moharil, S.V., E-mail: svmoharil@yahoo.co [Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India); Muthal, P.L.; Dhopte, S.M. [National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, C.S.I.R., Nagpur (India)

    2010-07-15

    Chloroaluminate systems are important due to their use in the production of aluminum and sodium metals, in electro-deposition of aluminum alloys, extraction of aromatic hydrocarbons, etc. However, no data on luminescence in these compounds are available. Low melting points and instability due to the high volatility of AlCl{sub 3} seem to be deterrents for carrying out such investigations. Synthesis and photoluminescence spectra of Ce{sup 3+} activated alkali chloroaluminates and some alkaline earth chloroaluminate phosphors are described for the first time in the present work. A simple wet chemical method is used for the preparation of the phosphor. Very intense emission was observed for LiCl.AlCl{sub 3} and NaCl.AlCl{sub 3}. For the former, the emission attributable to d-f transitions is entirely in the UVA1 (ultraviolet A1) region. The intensity is comparable to that of a commercial phosphor. Ce{sup 3+} activated emission in the alkaline earth compounds CaCl{sub 2}.AlCl{sub 3} and MgCl{sub 2}.2AlCl{sub 3} was relatively much weaker.

  17. Heavy Electron Behaviour of CeNi9Si4

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    We have studied the phase formation, thermodynamic and transport properties of CeNi9Si4.The Rietveld refinement of the X-ray pattern confirms a fully ordered tetragonal crystal structure (space group I4 /mcm) that is derived from the cubic NaZn13 structure type. Resistivity, magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements reveal Kondo-lattice behaviour with an enhanced Pauli susceptibility χ0 = 0.005 emu/mol and a large Sommerfeld value γ = 155 (5) mJ/molK2. The magnetic contributions to the specific heat and the magnetic susceptibility are well described by the Coqblin-Schrieffer model with a fully degenerate J = 5/2 ground state and a characteristic temperature T0 ≅ 180 K. (author)

  18. Design pistole na laser game

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    Krakovský, Jakub

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    Předmětem této bakalářské práce je design pistole na laser game. Cílem je vytvořit funkční návrh futuristické zbraně respektující technické, ergonomické a estetické požadavky. The main subject of this bachelor thesis is to design the laser game gun. The goal of the design is to create a functional concept of futuristic gun respecting technical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements. D

  19. Optical properties of γ- and α-Ce by spectroscopic ellipsometry

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    A rotating analyzer type ellipsometer with an ultra high vacuum sample chamber was built. The dielectric functions of γ- and α-Ce were measured in the energy range from 1.5 to 5.4 eV to investigate the role of the 4f electron in the isostructural phase transition. γ- and α-Ce were made by evaporation of Ce on sapphire substrates at room temperature and 25 K. All measurements were performed inside a UHV chamber at pressures lower than l x 10-10Torr. The measured dielectric functions showed a thickness dependence. The thicker sample has the smaller optical conductivities. Both overlayer thickness and void fraction increase as sample thickness increases. Repeating cooling-heating-cooling or heating-cooling-heating cycles causes the sample surface to become rougher but the relative volume fractions of both phases and the void fraction in the bulk remain unchanged. The optical conductivity increases upon entering the a-phase but the number of electrons per atom, Neff/NA, contributing to the optical conductivity does not change. The valence electrons lose oscillator strength in the above energy range due to volume collapse. This reduces Neff/NA but the increased 4f-sd valence band hybridization exactly compensates the reduced oscillator strength. Therefore the net effects of the γ→α isostructural phase transition are an increase of optical conductivity and constancy of Neff/NA

  20. Bezpečnostní rizika přepínačů

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    Halaška, Peter

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    Cieľom tejto bakalárskej práce bolo preštudovať a následne spracovať problematiku zabezpečenia prepínačov pracujúcich na druhej vrstve OSI/ISO modelu. Zmapovať jednotlivé útoky na prepínače spolu s ich zhodnotením. Na základe týchto poznatkov vykonať vybrané útoky na prepínače a výsledky vhodne prezentovať

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. A self-healing protective film prepared on zinc by treatment in a Ce(NO3)3 solution and modification with Ce(NO3)3

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    A self-healing protective film was prepared on a zinc electrode by treatment in 1 x 10-3 M Ce(NO3)3 at 30 deg. C for 30 min to form a thin layer of hydrated Ce2O3 and by modification with 114 μg/cm2 of Ce(NO3)3 · 6H2O. The film was dried at 30 deg. C under a dry atmosphere. After the electrode surface was scratched with a knife-edge crosswise and immersed in an aerated 0.5 M NaCl solution at 30 deg. C for many hours, polarization measurement of the electrode was carried out in the NaCl solution. The protective efficiency of the film was markedly high, 97.7% at the immersion time, ti=24 h. Neither pit-like anodic dissolution feature nor pit was observed within the scratches at ti=72 h. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron-probe microanalysis revealed that Ce3+ migrating into the scratches from the film was adsorbed on the hydrated or hydroxylated zinc surface to form a new layer of hydrated Ce2O3 within the scratches, resulting in the self-healing activity of the film for preventing zinc corrosion at the scratched surface

  4. 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

  5. Luminescence spectroscopy of the Gd-rich Ce3+-, Tb3+- and Mn2+-doped phosphate glasses

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    Absorption, emission and excitation spectra and luminescence decay kinetics of Na(K)GdCe, NaGdTb and NaGdMn phosphate glasses and their dependence on the temperature (in the 1.7-300 K range) and on the glass composition have been studied. The processes of energy migration through the Gd3+ ions and following energy transfer in Gd3+-impurity pairs have been compared for the three types of the glasses studied. It has been suggested that the Gd3+ →Tb3+ energy transfer occurs only in the closest pairs through a very short-range exchange interaction, while the Gd3+ →Ce3+ and Gd3+ →Mn2+ energy transfer is possible also in more separated pairs mainly due to the longer-range multipolar Gd3+-impurity interaction. (Abstract Copyright [2003], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  6. Structure and electrical properties of (Bi1/2Na1/2)0.94−x(Li1/2Ce1/2)xBa0.06TiO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

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    Lead-free piezoelectric ceramics BNT-BT6-LCx has been successfully synthesized by the conventional solid-state reaction method. All BNT-BT6-LCx ceramics form the pure perovskite phase structure, and no obvious change in the crystal structure is observed with the addition of (Li1/2Ce1/2). Transition temperature Tm is found to be no obvious change and Td decreases continuously with x. Composition with x=0.010 has shown the optimum ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties with low value of Ec, which are as follows: Pr=32.65 μC/cm2, Ec=41 kV/cm and d33=163 pC/N

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Automatický kotel na pelety

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    Sklenář, Vít

    2015-01-01

    Cílem této diplomové práce je rešerše automatických kotlů na dřevní pelety a jejich hořáků, konstrukční návrh automatického kotle na dřevní pelety, který zahrnuje výpočtovou a výkresovou část a na závěr technicko-ekonomické posouzení užití kotle pro zvolený objekt. Práce je rozdělena do čtyř hlavních částí. První část práce se zabývá obecnými informacemi o peletách, automatických kotlech spalujících pelety, hořácích a normou, kterou tyto kotle musí plnit. Ve druhé části je proveden návrh auto...

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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

  15. 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...

  16. Týmová práce a komunikace ve stavebním podniku

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    Snopková, Klára

    2014-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá především konkrétním výzkumem v oblasti týmové práce a komunikace ve stavebním podniku. V teoretické části jsem definovala základní pojmy od obecných po specifické, související se stavebnictvím. Ve druhé části popisuji vlastní výzkum ve stavebním podniku. Zaměřila jsem ho především na otázky, týkající se způsobu a kvality komunikace na pracovišti. Dále mne zajímalo, jak firma využívá potenciálu týmové práce. Kvantitativní data jsem obohatila řízeným rozhovorem. Závě...

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. Mechanism of (NH{sub 4})S{sub 2}O{sub 8} to enhance the anti-corrosion performance of Mo-Ce inhibitor on X80 steel in acid solution

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    Zhu, Yanhua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500 (China); Zhuang, Jia, E-mail: zj-656@163.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500 (China); Zeng, Xianguang [Material Corrosion and Protection Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Zigong 643000 (China); Institute of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • The 1000 mg/L Na{sub 2}MoO{sub 4} and 500 mg/L Ce(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} has best synergistic effect. • The (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8} made the valence transformation of cerium (Ce{sup 3+} → Ce{sup 4+}) come true. • The anti-corrosion performance of Mo-Ce inhibitor was improved by (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8}. • The coordination ability of inhibitor complexes was improved by (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8}. • The bonding force and adsorption between inhibitor and steel surface was enhanced. - Abstract: Ce(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} and Na{sub 2}MoO{sub 4} are adopted to form (Mo-Ce) composite corrosion inhibitor in allusion to the corrosion problem of steel in acidic conditions. The experimental results showed that the anticorrosion effects were enhanced and the inhibition efficiencies were increased by (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8}. The reason of enhancement is the increase of coordination bonds amount between Ce{sup 4+} and MoO{sub 4}{sup 2−}, the augment of combining sites of interface between anti-corrosion film and steel, and the reinforce of adsorption caused by the transformation of Ce{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 4+} by oxidants. The process and conditions for transformation of Ce{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 4+} and formation of complexes are discussed. The related thermodynamic and kinetic parameters are calculated and the possibility for (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8} to improve the performance of Mo-Ce corrosion inhibitor is proved.

  20. Crystallization and crystal growth of CeO2 under hydrothermal conditions

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    This study deals with the effect of several mineralizers on the crystallization and the crystal growth of CeO2 under hydrothermal conditions. The starting material was hydrous ceria precipitate from Ce(NO3)3.6H2O solution with 3N NH4OH. The precipitate was repeatedly washed, and then dried. Distilled water or a solution of KF, LiCl, LiBr, K2CO3, LiNO3, Li2SO4 or NaOH was used as a mineralizer. The results for each mineralizer are shown as crystallite size at various temperatures, the crystallites being examined by X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results are discussed. (U.K.)

  1. Turquie, Grèce : un passé commun, des nouvelles perspectives

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    Akgönül, Samim; Bertrand, Gilles; Bilici, Faruk; Dalègre, Joëlle; Drettas, Georges; Sawas, Stéphane; Tonnet, Henri; YÉRASIMOS, Stéphane; Zerouali, Basma

    2013-01-01

    Sans être naïfs sur les questions aussi importantes que le contentieux en mer Égée, le problème chypriote, la question des minorités, la confrontation des nationalismes, l’instrumentalisation de l'histoire, l’utilisation des différends comme outil politique interne, avec ce numéro spécial « Turquie et Grèce : un passé commun, des nouvelles perspectives », nous avons voulu délibérément mettre l’accent sur la complémentarité et la communauté culturelle entre Grecs et Turcs, bien plus encore que...

  2. Erosion-Corrosion Property of CeO2-Modified HVOF WC-Co Coating

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    Liu, Yan; Hang, Zongqiu; Chen, Hui; Ceng, Shengbo; Gou, Guoqing; Wang, Xiaomin; Tu, Mingjing; Wu, Xiangyang

    2016-04-01

    Rare-earth elements have been widely used in materials manufacturing to improve hardness and toughness. In this work, conventional, nanostructured, and CeO2-modified WC-12Co powders were sprayed using high-velocity oxygen flame spraying. The erosion-corrosion behavior and interaction of erosion and corrosion of the coatings in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution were investigated. In situ observation was employed to analyze the failure mechanism. The results showed that the CeO2-modified WC-12Co coating possessed the best erosion-corrosion resistance, while the lowest corrosion resistance was exhibited by the conventional WC-12Co coating. The results also suggested that the erosion-corrosion mechanism in the three coatings was dominated by corrosion-accelerated erosion. However, the extent of acceleration of erosion by corrosion differed.

  3. Hydrothermal synthesis of Ce: Lu_2SiO_5 scintillator powders

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    YUN Ping; SHI Ying; ZHOU Ding; XIE Jianjun

    2009-01-01

    The synthesis of cerium-doped lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) polycrystalline powders was investigated by a hydrothermal proc-ess. The precursor was obtained by the hydrothermal reaction of Lu(NO_3)_3 with Na_2SiO_3 at 200 ℃ for 10 h by using urea as precipitator, fol-lowed by a calcination uader proper temperatures. The results of XRD indicated that the precursor was crystallized into A-type LSO phase at 1000 ℃, and transfetrred to B-type LSO phase when temperature was raised above 1050 ℃. After being heated at 1250 ℃ for 2 h, single phase of B-type LSO powder was synthesized with homogeneous distribution of particle size ranging from 200 to 300 nm. The photolumi-nescence spectrum of as-synthesized LSO: Ce powders showed a typical broad emission peak centered at 404 nm, corresponding to the 5d1-4f transition of Ce~(3+).

  4. Hydrothermal synthesis of Ce: LuzSiO5 scintillator powders

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    YUN; Ping; SHI; Ying

    2009-01-01

    The synthesis of cerium-doped lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) polycrystalline powders was investigated by a hydrothermal proc-ess. The precursor was obtained by the hydrothermal reaction of Lu(NO3)3 with Na2SiO3 at 200 ℃ for 10 h by using urea as precipitator, fol-lowed by a calcination uader proper temperatures. The results of XRD indicated that the precursor was crystallized into A-type LSO phase at 1000 ℃, and transfetrred to B-type LSO phase when temperature was raised above 1050 ℃. After being heated at 1250 ℃ for 2 h, single phase of B-type LSO powder was synthesized with homogeneous distribution of particle size ranging from 200 to 300 nm. The photolumi-nescence spectrum of as-synthesized LSO: Ce powders showed a typical broad emission peak centered at 404 nm, corresponding to the 5d1-4f transition of Ce3+.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  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. 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:...

  10. 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].

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Cenová politika na Internetu

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    Lohr, Karel

    2006-01-01

    Práce porovnává cenovou politiku na Internetu s cenovou politikou v klasickém pojetí v kamenných obchodech. Popisuje vliv internetového prostředí na tradiční nástroje cenové politiky. Rozebírá nejdůležitější faktory ovlivňující tvorbu cen a analyzuje cenové strategie. Předmětem práce jsou také nástroje cenové politiky, které jsou specifické pro Internet (dynamické ceny, komparativní nakupování apod.). Práce obsahuje některé příklady z praxe a zabývá se také elektronickými platebními systémy (...

  17. A specific Ce oxidation process during sorption of rare earth elements on biogenic Mn oxide produced by Acremonium sp. strain KR21-2

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    Tanaka, Kazuya; Tani, Yukinori; Takahashi, Yoshio; Tanimizu, Masaharu; Suzuki, Yoshinori; Kozai, Naofumi; Ohnuki, Toshihiko

    2010-10-01

    Sorption of rare earth elements (REEs) and Ce oxidation on natural and synthetic Mn oxides have been investigated by many researchers. Although Mn(II)-oxidizing microorganisms are thought to play an important role in the formation of Mn oxides in most natural environments, Ce oxidation by biogenic Mn oxide and the relevance of microorganisms to the Ce oxidation process have not been well understood. Therefore, in this study, we conducted sorption experiments of REEs on biogenic Mn oxide produced by Acremonium sp. strain KR21-2. The distribution coefficients, Kd(REE), between biogenic Mn oxide (plus hyphae) and 10 mmol/L NaCl solution showed a large positive Ce anomaly and convex tetrad effect variations at pH 3.8, which was consistent with previous works using synthetic Mn oxide. The positive Ce anomaly was caused by oxidation of Ce(III) to Ce(IV) by the biogenic Mn oxide, which was confirmed by analysis of the Ce L III-edge XANES spectra. With increasing pH, the positive Ce anomaly and convex tetrad effects became less pronounced. Furthermore, negative Ce anomalies were observed at a pH of more than 6.5, suggesting that Ce(IV) was stabilized in the solution (HPLC-ICP-MS showed that some fractions of REEs in the filtrates (<0.2 μm) after sorption experiments were bound to organic molecules (40 and <670 kDa fractions), which were possibly released from hyphae. A line of our data indicates that the negative Ce anomalies under circumneutral pH conditions arose from Ce(III) oxidation on the biogenic Mn oxide and subsequent complexation of Ce(IV) with organic ligands. The suppression of tetrad effects is also explained by the complexation of REEs with organic ligands. The results of this study demonstrate that the coexistence of the biogenic Mn oxide and hyphae of strain KR21-2 produces a specific redox chemistry which cannot be explained by inorganic species.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Enhanced time response of 1-in. LaBr3(Ce) crystals by leading edge and constant fraction techniques

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    We have characterized in depth the time response of three detectors equipped with cylindrical LaBr3(Ce) crystals with dimensions of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter, and having nominal Ce doping concentration of 5%, 8% and 10%. Measurements were performed at 60Co and 22Na γ-ray energies against a fast BaF2 reference detector. The time resolution was optimized by the choice of the photomultiplier bias voltage and the fine tuning of the parameters of the constant fraction discriminator, namely the zero-crossing and the external delay. We report here on the optimal time resolution of the three crystals. It is observed that timing properties are influenced by the amount of Ce doping and the crystal homogeneity. For the crystal with 8% of Ce doping the use of the ORTEC 935 CFD at very shorts delays in addition to the Hamamatsu R9779 PMT has made it possible to improve the LaBr3(Ce) time resolution from the best literature value at 60Co photon energies to below 100 ps

  1. Enhanced time response of 1-in. LaBr3(Ce) crystals by leading edge and constant fraction techniques

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

    2015-09-01

    We have characterized in depth the time response of three detectors equipped with cylindrical LaBr3(Ce) crystals with dimensions of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter, and having nominal Ce doping concentration of 5%, 8% and 10%. Measurements were performed at 60Co and 22Na γ-ray energies against a fast BaF2 reference detector. The time resolution was optimized by the choice of the photomultiplier bias voltage and the fine tuning of the parameters of the constant fraction discriminator, namely the zero-crossing and the external delay. We report here on the optimal time resolution of the three crystals. It is observed that timing properties are influenced by the amount of Ce doping and the crystal homogeneity. For the crystal with 8% of Ce doping the use of the ORTEC 935 CFD at very shorts delays in addition to the Hamamatsu R9779 PMT has made it possible to improve the LaBr3(Ce) time resolution from the best literature value at 60Co photon energies to below 100 ps.

  2. Enhanced time response of 1-in. LaBr3(Ce) crystals by leading edge and constant fraction techniques

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    Vedia, V; Fraile, L M; Udias, J M; Lalkovski, S

    2015-01-01

    We have characterized in depth the time response of three detectors equipped with cylindrical LaBr$_{3}$ (Ce) crystals with dimensions of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter, and having nominal Ce doping concentration of 5%, 8% and 10%. Measurements were performed at $^{60}$Co and $^{22}$Na {\\gamma}-ray energies against a fast BaF$_{2}$ reference detector. The time resolution was optimized by the choice of the photomultiplier bias voltage and the fine tuning of the parameters of the constant fraction discriminator, namely the zero-crossing and the external delay. We report here on the optimal time resolution of the three crystals. It is observed that timing properties are influenced by the amount of Ce doping and the crystal homogeneity. For the crystal with 8% of Ce doping the use of the ORTEC 935 CFD at very shorts delays in addition to the Hamamatsu R9779 PMT has made it possible to improve the LaBr$_{3}$(Ce) time resolution from the best literature value at 60Co photon energies to below 100 ps.

  3. Enhanced time response of 1-in. LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) crystals by leading edge and constant fraction techniques

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    Vedia, V., E-mail: mv.vedia@ucm.es [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); Mach, H. [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); National Centre for Nuclear Research, Division for Nuclear Physics, BP1, PL-00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Fraile, L.M.; Udías, J.M. [Grupo de Física Nuclear, Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense, CEI Moncloa, ES-28040 Madrid (Spain); Lalkovski, S. [Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, St. Kliment Ohridski, BG-1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2015-09-21

    We have characterized in depth the time response of three detectors equipped with cylindrical LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) crystals with dimensions of 1-in. in height and 1-in. in diameter, and having nominal Ce doping concentration of 5%, 8% and 10%. Measurements were performed at {sup 60}Co and {sup 22}Na γ-ray energies against a fast BaF{sub 2} reference detector. The time resolution was optimized by the choice of the photomultiplier bias voltage and the fine tuning of the parameters of the constant fraction discriminator, namely the zero-crossing and the external delay. We report here on the optimal time resolution of the three crystals. It is observed that timing properties are influenced by the amount of Ce doping and the crystal homogeneity. For the crystal with 8% of Ce doping the use of the ORTEC 935 CFD at very shorts delays in addition to the Hamamatsu R9779 PMT has made it possible to improve the LaBr{sub 3}(Ce) time resolution from the best literature value at {sup 60}Co photon energies to below 100 ps.

  4. Preparation of hierarchical layer-stacking Mn-Ce composite oxide for catalytic total oxidation of VOCs

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    唐文翔; 武晓峰; 刘刚; 李双德; 李东艳; 李文辉; 陈运法

    2015-01-01

    Hierarchical layer-stacking Mn-Ce composite oxide with mesoporous structure was firstly prepared by a simple precipita-tion/decomposition procedure with oxalate precursor and the complete catalytic oxidation of VOCs (benzene, toluene and ethyl ace-tate) were examined. The Mn-Ce oxalate precursor was obtained from metal salt and oxalic acid without any additives. The resulting materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), en-ergy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), hydrogen temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spec-troscopy (XPS). Compared with Mn-Ce composite oxide synthesized through a traditional method (Na2CO3 route), the hierarchical layer-stacking Mn-Ce composite oxide exhibited higher catalytic activity in the complete oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). By means of testing, the data revealed that the hierarchical layer-stacking Mn-Ce composite oxide possessed superior physiochemical properties such as good low-temperature reducibility, high manganese oxidation state and rich adsorbed surface oxy-gen species which resulted in the enhancement of catalytic abilities.

  5. Constituição de sujeitos na gestão em saúde: avanços e desafios da experiência de Fortaleza (CE) The strengthening of subjects in health management: advances and challenges in the experience of Fortaleza, state of Ceará

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    Carmem Emmanuely Leitão Araújo; Ricardo José Soares Pontes

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    Trata-se de uma pesquisa sobre possibilidades e limites da constituição de sujeitos na gestão em saúde, a partir da experiência de Fortaleza no período de 2005 a 2008. Aborda-se o sujeito a partir de um referencial histórico-cultural, o qual considera a interação dialética entre o individual e o coletivo no aprofundamento da consciência humana sobre si e o mundo. Foram realizados grupos focais com gestores vinculados à Atenção Primária à Saúde e utilizados dados secundários. Por meio de uma a...

  6. Preceptoria de território, novas práticas e saberes na estratégia de educação permanente em saúde da família: o estudo do caso de Sobral, CE Preceptorship of territory, new practices and knowledge in the strategy of continuing education in family health strategy: the case study of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretende apresentar um novo ator no Sistema Único de Saúde - o preceptor de território - bem como discutir sua atuação. Com a implantação da Estratégia Saúde da Família, bastante se tem discutido sobre o desafio de formar profissionais para atuarem neste modelo através de educação permanente em saúde. Nesse processo, o município de Sobral, CE, criou em 1999 a residência multiprofissional e a preceptoria de território; em 2001, a Escola de Formação em Saúde da Família Visconde de Sabóia. Este estudo teve como objetivos analisar a implantação e a atuação da preceptoria de território, descrevendo o processo de trabalho dos preceptores e identificando suas competências; além disso, descreveu-se o processo de educação permanente desenvolvido na Estratégia de Saúde da Família em Sobral. Utilizou-se uma abordagem qualitativa do tipo estudo de caso, com os seguintes instrumentos: entrevistas, questionários e grupo focal. Para a organização os dados foram analisados através da técnica do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo (DSC. Entre os achados do estudo, identifica-se o preceptor de território como um profissional que atua diretamente com os residentes nos territórios das equipes da estratégia de saúde da família, destacando-se por suas amplas competências. Entre estas, podem ser mencionados conhecimentos conceituais nos campos da saúde coletiva e das relações humanas, bem como conhecimento e desenvoltura na utilização de métodos de ensino (problematização, educação permanente em saúde e educação popular. Deve também ser capaz de desenvolver relações harmônicas e de participação. O debate vem auxiliando o preceptor de território de Sobral a estabelecer seu papel e consolidar sua função de educador na construção do SUS.This paper aims to present a new actor in the Health's Unique System of Brazil (SUS, the preceptor of territory, and discuss his performance. The

  7. 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.

  8. Trychtýřová anténa na bázi HMSIW

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    2015-01-01

    Práce se zabývá technologií vlnovodu integrovaného do substrátu pracujícího v polovičním módu (HMSIW) a možnostmi návrhu trychtýřové antény založené na této technologii. Na základě získaných poznatků je HMSIW trychtýřová anténa modelována v programu CST Microwave Studio. Hlavní pozornost je zaměřena na vliv geometrických parametrů antény na její vyzařování a činitel odrazu na vstupu antény. Bylo dosaženo zisku hlavního laloku 6 dBi, který je vychýlen od požadovaného směru o 30°. Anténa má pra...

  9. Reentrant quantum oscillations in CeIn3

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    Coniglio, William A.; Graf, David E.; Stillwell, Ryan L.; Park, Ju-Hyun; Schlottmann, Pedro; Palm, Eric C.; Murphy, Tim P.; Cooley, Jason C.; Tozer, Stanley W.

    2014-03-01

    Heavy fermion conductor CeIn3 is a low temperature antiferromagnet with a Néel transition at 10 K, 2.6 GPa, and 62 T. We show that Néel and Lifshitz transitions both introduce Fermi surface reconstruction, and the difference in temperature dependence between them leads to surprising reentrant behavior of certain Shubnikov de Haas orbits as a function of field, temperature, and pressure. We use a diamond anvil cell in a helium-3 fridge in pulsed magnetic fields to cover almost the entire phase space of the antiferromagnetic state. Our high resolution resistivity probe is a Tunnel Diode Oscillator that is mounted adjacent to the pressure cell within the bore of the magnet. We confirm the extraordinary sensitivity of the technique by observing the 69 kT Shubnikov de Haas orbit in the resistivity of polycrystalline copper. We appreciate support from DOE NNSA SSAA DE-NA0001979. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is supported by NSF Cooperative Agreement DMR-1157490, the State of Florida, and the DOE. We thank Red Schwartz and Mike Pacheco for technical assistance.

  10. Grèce antique et Grèce moderne

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    2015-01-01

    Alors que les savants grecs du siècle dernier, que ce soit pour faire plaisir aux philhellènes ou pour combattre la théorie de Fallermayer sur la slavisation de la Grèce au Moyen Age, mettaient tout en œuvre pour prouver que les Grecs modernes étaient les descendants directs des Grecs anciens, les générations suivantes se lassèrent de ce culte exclusif voué aux ancêtres. Il arrivait même à Palamas, le poète national du XXe siècle naissant, de s’insurger contre cette mentalité : Les tombes, mê...

  11. 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.

  12. Vliv CSR aktivit na reputaci firmy

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    Hlavním cílem této bakalářské práce je posouzení vlivu CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility-do čestiny přeloženo jako společenská odpovědnost firem) na reputaci firmy. V práci krátce představím historický vývoj CSR, současný stav a přiblíží též různé metody měření těchto aktivit. Dalším cílem práce je posoudit, jestli se jedná v případě těchto aktivit o náklad, či o investici.

  13. Uso de práticas integrativas e complementares por doulas em maternidades de Fortaleza (CE) e Campinas (SP)

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    Raimunda Magalhães da Silva; Herla Maria Furtado Jorge; Regina Yoshie Matsue; Antonio Rodrigues Ferreira Junior; Nelson Filice de Barros

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    Resumo Objetivou-se analisar as Práticas Integrativas e Complementares (PICs) utilizadas por doulas nos municípios de Fortaleza (CE) e Campinas (SP). É um estudo de natureza qualitativa, com 15 doulas: nove de Fortaleza e seis de Campinas. Os dados foram coletados no segundo semestre de 2010, mediante a realização de entrevistas semiestruturadas, e organizados seguindo a técnica da Análise de Con teúdo na modalidade temática. A interpretação dos resultados baseou-se na noção de que a instituc...

  14. Role of the Ce valence in the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism of CeO$_{1-x}$F$_{x}$BiS$_{2}$ revealed by Ce $L_3$-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    Sugimoto, Takuya; Joseph, Boby; Paris, Eugenio; Iadecola, Antenolla; Mizokawa, Takashi; Demura, Satoshi; Mizuguchi, Yoshikazu; Takano, Yoshihiko; Saini, Naurang L.

    2014-01-01

    We have performed Ce $L_3$-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements on CeO$_{1-x}$F$_x$BiS$_2$, in which the superconductivity of the BiS$_2$ layer and the ferromagnetism of the CeO$_{1-x}$F$_x$ layer are induced by the F-doping, in order to investigate the impact of the F-doping on the local electronic and lattice structures. The Ce $L_3$-edge XAS spectrum of CeOBiS$_2$ exhibits coexistence of $4f^1$ (Ce$^{3+}$) and $4f^0$ (Ce$^{4+}$) state transitions revealing Ce mixed valency...

  15. Study of Ce-modified antibacterial 316L stainless steel

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    Full Text Available 316L stainless steel is widely used for fashion jewelry, but it can carry a large number of bacteria and bring the risk of infection since the steel has no antimicrobial performance. In this paper, the effects of Ce on the antibacterial property, corrosion resistance and processability of 316L were studied by microscopic observation, thin-film adhering quantitative bacteriostasis, and electrochemical and mechanical tests. The results show that a trace of Ce can distribute uniformly in the matrix of 316L and slightly improve its corrosion resistance in artificial sweat. With an increase in Ce content, the Ce is prone to form clustering, which degrades the corrosion resistance and the processability. The Ce-containing 316L exhibits Hormesis effect against S. aureus. A small Ce addition stimulates the growth of S. aureus. As the Ce content increases, the modified 316L exhibits an improved antibacterial efficacy. The more Ce is added, the better antibacterial capability is achieved. Overall, if the 316L is modified with Ce alone, it is difficult to obtain the optimal combination of corrosion resistance, antibacterial performance and processability. In spite of that, 0.15 wt.%-0.20 wt.% Ce around is inferred to be the best trade-off.

  16. 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.))

  17. Electrical resistivity of CeFe2

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    Electrical and magneitc properties of CeFe2 were investigated from the temperature dependence of electrical resistivity in the range of 1,5 to 3000K. The critical temperature, determined from the maximum of dp/dT, gives T sub(c) = 2200K and the temperature independent magnetic resistivity is 87μωcm. This value is compared with the corresponding in YFe2. At low temperature the resistivity shows a fairly large variation proportional to AT2 up to about 320K with A = 1,2x10-2 μωcm/0K2. (Author)

  18. Internal bremsstrahlung spectrum of 139Ce

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    The internal bremsstrahlung spectrum which accompanies the electron capture decay of 139Ce to the first excited state of 139La has been measured in coincidence with the nuclear gamma ray which deexcites that state. The measured intensity above 42 keV is found to be (1.070±0.024) times that predicted by the recent calculations of Suriacute c et al. The QEC value is found to be 264.6±2.0 keV. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  19. Bismuth flux growth of CeRh6Ge4 and CeRh2Ge2 single crystals

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    Single crystals of the germanides CeRh6Ge4 and CeRh2Ge2 were synthesized from the elements in bismuth fluxes. Polycrystalline samples are available by arc-melting. The structures were refined on the basis of single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data. CeRh6Ge4: LiCo6P4 type, P anti 6m2, a = 715.4(2), c = 385.5(1) pm, wR2 = 0.0554, 273 F2 values, 19 variables; CeRh2Ge2: ThCr2Si2 type, I4/mmm, a = 415.69(6), c = 1048.5(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0391, 131 F2 values, 9 variables. The rhodium and germanium atoms build three-dimensional, covalently bonded [Rh6Ge4] and [Rh2Ge2] networks with Rh-Ge distances ranging from 246 to 255 pm. The cerium atoms are located in larger cavities within these networks: Ce rate at Ge6Rh12 in CeRh6Ge4 and Ce rate at Ge8Rh8 in CeRh2Ge2. Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility data of CeRh6Ge4 show Curie-Weiss behavior above 70 K with an experimental magnetic moment of 2.35(1) μB per Ce atom. Low-field measurements are indicative of magnetic ordering below 2.5 K. (orig.)

  20. Equilibrium and kinetic modeling of adsorptive sulfur removal from gasoline by synthesized Ce-Y zeolite

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    In this research, the adsorption of a model sulfur compound, thiophene, from a simulated gasoline onto Ce-Y zeolite in pellet and powder forms was investigated. For this purpose, zeolite Na-Y was synthesized, and Ce-Y zeolite was prepared via solid-state ion-exchanged (SSIE) method. Adsorptive desulfurization of model gasoline was conducted in a batch reactor at ambient conditions to evaluate the equilibrium and kinetics of thiophene adsorption onto Ce-Y zeolite. The equilibrium data were fitted to Langmuire and Toth models. Pseudo-n-order and modified n-order models, LDF-base model, and intra-particle diffusion model were evaluated to fit the kinetic of the adsorption process and to determine the mechanism of it. The corresponding parameters and/or correlation coefficients of each model were reported. The LDF-base model was used also to fit the mass transfer coefficient for both powder and pellet forms of the adsorbent. The best fit estimates for the mass transfer coefficient were obtained 4 x 10-11 m/s and k = 3.1 x 10-12[exp( - t/τ) + 1/(t + 10-4)], for powder and pellet form adsorbents, respectively.

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    Montazerolghaem, Maryam; Rahimi, Amir; Seyedeyn-Azad, Fakhry

    2010-11-01

    In this research, the adsorption of a model sulfur compound, thiophene, from a simulated gasoline onto Ce-Y zeolite in pellet and powder forms was investigated. For this purpose, zeolite Na-Y was synthesized, and Ce-Y zeolite was prepared via solid-state ion-exchanged (SSIE) method. Adsorptive desulfurization of model gasoline was conducted in a batch reactor at ambient conditions to evaluate the equilibrium and kinetics of thiophene adsorption onto Ce-Y zeolite. The equilibrium data were fitted to Langmuire and Toth models. Pseudo-n-order and modified n-order models, LDF-base model, and intra-particle diffusion model were evaluated to fit the kinetic of the adsorption process and to determine the mechanism of it. The corresponding parameters and/or correlation coefficients of each model were reported. The LDF-base model was used also to fit the mass transfer coefficient for both powder and pellet forms of the adsorbent. The best fit estimates for the mass transfer coefficient were obtained 4 × 10-11 m/s and k = 3.1 × 10-12[exp( - t/τ) + 1/(t + 10-4)], for powder and pellet form adsorbents, respectively.

  2. A pressure study of CePt{sub 3}B

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    Rauch, Daniela; Suellow, Stefan [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Technology Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany); Hartwig, Steffen [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Technology Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany); BENSC, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Hidaka, Hiroyuki; Yamazaki, Seigo; Amitsuka, Hiroshi [Department of Physics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Bauer, Ernst [Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna (Austria)

    2013-07-01

    CePt{sub 3}B is isostructural to the non-centro symmetric heavy-fermion superconductor CePt{sub 3}Si. In contrast to the latter system, CePt{sub 3}B exhibits a complex magnetically ordered state at low temperatures, with an antiferromagnetic phase below T{sub N}=7.8 K and a weakly ferromagnetic transition below T{sub C}∼5 K. CePt{sub 3}B can be understand as a low pressure variant of CePt{sub 3}Si. Here we report a study of CePt{sub 3}B by means of high pressure magnetization measurements, this way in particular accessing the pressure evolution of the ferromagnetic transition temperature T{sub C}. From our investigation up to about 40 kbar we observe an almost constant transition temperature T{sub C} with pressure. This behavior we discuss in the context of alloying studies on this material.

  3. Facile hydrothermal synthesis of CeO2 nanopebbles

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    N Sabari Arul; D Mangalaraj; Jeong In Han

    2015-09-01

    Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanopebbles have been synthesized using a facile hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy analyses confirm the presence of CeO2 nanopebbles. XRD shows the formation of cubic fluorite CeO2 and the average particle size estimated from the Scherrer formula was found to be 6.69 nm. X-ray absorption spectrum of CeO2 nanopebbles exhibits two main sharp white lines at 880 and 898 eV due to the spin orbital splitting of 4 and 5. Optical absorption for the synthesized CeO2 nanopebbles exhibited a blue shift (g = 3.35 eV) with respect to the bulk CeO2 (g = 3.19 eV), indicating the existence of quantum confinement effects.

  4. Valence state of Ce and the magnetism in CeRh3B2

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    The compound CeRh3B2 orders magnetically with a high Curie temperature (T/sub C/) of 115 K but with a low moment of only 0.4 μ/sub B/. L/sub III/ absorption-edge measurements show a dominant absorption peak at the energy corresponding to trivalent cerium. Magnetic studies on the compounds Ce(Rh/sub 1-x/T/sub x/)3B2 with T = Ru and Os reveal that the magnetic state is very rapidly broken up with the replacement of Rh by Ru and Os. These results, along with the observation of a high T/sub C/ in CeRh3B2, suggest that magnetism in this compound arises from a strong hybridization of nearly localized or slightly delocalized Ce 4f electrons with conduction electrons. The small moment may be due to a Kondo-type interaction coupled with crystal-field effects. 14 references, 4 figures

  5. Evaluation of transport parameters for PVC based polyvinyl alcohol Ce(IV) phosphate composite membrane

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the preparation of novel membrane and the characterization of their properties. A new class of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) based polyvinyl alcohol Ce(IV) phosphate composite membrane was successfully prepared by solution casting method. The structural formation was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and morphological studies. The thermal property was investigated by thermogravimetry analysis (TGA) method. The order of surface charge density for various electrolytes was found to be LiCl < NaCl < KCl. - Highlights: ► Transport properties of composite membrane are evaluated. ► TMS method is used for electrochemical characterization. ► Membrane was found to be mechanically stable. ► The order of surface charge density was found to be LiCl < NaCl < KCl

  6. Evaluation of transport parameters for PVC based polyvinyl alcohol Ce(IV) phosphate composite membrane

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    Khan, Mohammad Mujahid Ali, E-mail: mujahidchemistry@gmail.com [Membrane Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 202002 (India); Rafiuddin,; Inamuddin [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002 (India)

    2013-05-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the preparation of novel membrane and the characterization of their properties. A new class of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) based polyvinyl alcohol Ce(IV) phosphate composite membrane was successfully prepared by solution casting method. The structural formation was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and morphological studies. The thermal property was investigated by thermogravimetry analysis (TGA) method. The order of surface charge density for various electrolytes was found to be LiCl < NaCl < KCl. - Highlights: ► Transport properties of composite membrane are evaluated. ► TMS method is used for electrochemical characterization. ► Membrane was found to be mechanically stable. ► The order of surface charge density was found to be LiCl < NaCl < KCl.

  7. The influence of high concentration of salts on the oxidation of Fe(phen)sup(2+)3 by Ce(IV) in sulphuric acid medium

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    The influence of NaClO4, NaCl and Na2SO4 on the oxidation of Fe(phen)2+3 by Ce(IV) was investigated by means of the stopped-flow method. At the concentrations range of NaClO4 and NaCl 0.1 - 1.0 M the rate constant values decrease from 1.03.105 to 0.56.105 M-1s-1 and from 1.08.105 to 0.81.105 M-1s-1 respectively. In varying concentration of Na2SO4 solutions (0.05 - 0.35 M) the rate constant values decrease from 1.05.105 M-1s-1 to 0.45.105 M-1s-1. Taking into account the negative salt effect the mechanism of the reaction progress is proposed. (author)

  8. Thermodynamic assessment of Al-Ce-Cu system

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    The Ce-Cu binary system has been thermodynamically reassessed by CALPHAD approach based on experimental data and thermodynamic properties of phase diagram. Incorporating the thermodynamic evaluations of Al-Ce and Al-Cu systems from literature, the Al-Ce-Cu ternary system has been assessed using CALPHAD approach. The solution phases including liquid, Fcc and Bcc were treated as substitutional solution phases and the Redlich-Kister polynomial was used to describe their excess Gibbs energies. All binary and ternary intermetallic compounds were treated as stoichiometric phases and their Gibbs energies of formation were optimized. The calculated Al-Ce-Cu phase diagram agreed well with available experimental data.

  9. Complex charge ordering in CeRuSn

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    Feyerherm, Ralf; Dudzik, Esther; Valencia, Sergio [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Mydosh, John A. [MPI-CPFS, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, 2300RA Leiden (Netherlands); Hermes, Wilfried; Poettgen, Rainer [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Muenster, 48149 Muenster (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    At room temperature (RT), CeRuSn exhibits coexistence of trivalent Ce{sup 3+} and intermediate valent Ce{sup (4-{delta})+} in a metallic environment. Charge ordering produces a doubling of the unit cell along the c-axis with respect to the basic CeCoAl type structure. Below RT, a phase transition with broad hysteresis has been observed in various bulk properties. The present X-ray diffraction results show that at low temperatures the doubling of the CeCoAl type structure is replaced by an ill-defined modulated ground state in which at least three modulation periods compete. The dominant mode is close to a tripling of the basic cell. XANES data suggest that the average Ce valence remains constant. We propose a qualitative structure model with modified stacking sequences of Ce{sup 3+} and Ce{sup (4-{delta})+} layers in the various modulated phases. Surprisingly, far below 100 K the modulated state is sensitive to synchrotron X-ray irradiation. With a photon flux {approx} 10{sup 12} s{sup -1}, the modulated ground state is destroyed on a timescale of minutes and the doubling of the CeCoAl cell observed at room temperature is recovered. The final state is metastable at 10 K. Heating the sample above 60 K again leads to a recovery of the modulated state.

  10. Na-Gd phosphate glasses for scintillators

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    Nitsch, Karel; Cihlář, Antonín; Rodová, Miroslava

    Bratislava: x, 2005 - (Koman, M.; Mikloš, D.), s. 56 ISBN 80-89088-42-2. [Development of Materials Science in Research and Education - DMS -RE 2005 /15./. Kežmarské Žĺaby (SK), 05.09.2005-09.09.2005] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2010304 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : Ce-doped Na-Gd phosphate glasses * radioluminescence * thermal properties Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  11. Vliv rotace pneumatiky na aerodynamiku automobilu

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    2015-01-01

    Cieľom tejto bakalárskej práce je popis vplyvu rotácie pneumatiky na aerodynamiku automobilu. Popisuje rozdiely medzi zjednodušenými tvarmi pneumatík obvykle používanými pre CFD a realistickým tvarom pneumatiky. V práci je ďalej analyzovaný vplyv jednotlivých prvkov dezénu a ich vzájomná interakcia, vplyv rôznych pneumatík a rôznych typov karosérii.

  12. Sorption of Fe3+ , Co2+ , Ce3+ , Cs+ and Ba2+ in zeolite X

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    The sorption behavior of Fe3+ , Co2+ , Ce3+ , Cs+ , and Ba2+ in aqueous solutions, was studied in presence of zeolite X. Solutions of Fe(NO3)3 . 9 H2 O, Co(NO3)2 . 6 H2 O, Ce(NO3)3 . 6 H2 O, Cs NO3 and Ba(NO3)2 were labelled with the respectively radioactive isotopes Fe59 , Co60, Cs134, Ba139 and Ce141. 20 ml. of each solution was left in contact with 200 mg. of zeolite for different periods. Later the zeolites were separated by centrifugation from the aqueous solutions and the radioactivity of the aqueous phases was measured with a NaI(Tl) solid-state well detector coupled to a single-channel Picker analyzer or with a Gel hyper pure solid-state detector coupled to a 2048 channel pulse height analyzer. When Cs+ in the aqueous solutions was left in contact with zeolite X it was found that it does not occupy all cationic sites in the zeolite due to the ionic radium effect. A similar behavior was found for the divalent ions. In all cases, when the pH was not controlled, the zeolite lost part of its crystallinity and when the divalent ions were exchanged again by Na+, the zeolite recovered completely its crystallinity. During the sorption, the ionic radius, and the charge are important parameters as well as the pH. When the pH of the solution was adjusted between 6.5 - 7.0 the crystallinity was maintained in some cases. For Fe3+ the crystallinity after the ion exchange was 94 % and when the pH was not adjusted the crystallinity was completely lost. It was found as well that the zeolite X induces the formation of H3 O+ which competes with the cations for the sites in the zeolite. (Author)

  13. 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.

  14. β-Cyclodextrin-assisted preparation of hierarchical walnut-like CeOHCO3 and CeO2 mesocrystals

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    The hierarchical walnut-like CeOHCO3 mesocrystals were prepared by a facile hydrothermal method under low temperature with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) as assistant agent. The hierarchical walnut-like CeO2 mesocrystals were obtained by thermal decomposition of CeOHCO3 mesocrystals. The crystal phase, morphology, and structure of CeOHCO3 and CeO2 mesocrystals were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The time-dependent experimental results indicated that the morphology transformation from shuttle-like to walnut-like and the crystal phase transformation from orthorhombic to hexagonal simultaneously occurred in the formation processes of CeOHCO3 mesocrystals. On the basis of the morphological and crystal phase evolution processes, the formation mechanism of hierarchical walnut-like CeOHCO3 mesocrystals, including dissolution-recrystallization processes, was discussed. β-CD was believed to play an important role in the formation of the hierarchical walnut-like CeOHCO3 mesocrystals. The effects of reaction temperature, β-CD amount, and concentration of reactants on the morphologies of the products were systematically studied. CeO2 mesocrystals exhibited the distinct red-shift phenomenon in UV-vis absorption spectra.

  15. 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)

  16. Ce and T magnetism in CeTPO compounds (T = Os, Ru, Fe, Co) - large variety of ground states

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    In the last years we have started a detailed investigation of the CeTPO compounds (T = Os, Ru, Fe, Co). These materials correspond to the family of LnTPnO systems, crystallizing in the tetragonal ZrCuSiAs structure-type, which attracts a lot of attention due the observation of high temperature superconductivity (SC) in the doped LnFeAsO compounds. Whereas the 3d-magnetism of the Fe is essentially for the occurrence of SC in LnFeAsO, the magnetism in CeTPO is dominated by the 4f-electrons of Ce3+. In this contribution, we summarize our results on the single crystal growth of the CeTPO materials together with a thorough physical characterization, including magnetization, susceptibility, resistivity, specific heat, and thermopower. These measurements reveal four different magnetic ground states: (1) CeRuPO is a rare example of a ferromagnetically ordered Kondo-lattice system with TC=15 K and a Kondo scale of TK∝10 K; (2) CeOsPO orders antiferromagnetically at TN=4.5 K; (3) CeFePO is a heavy-fermion system on the non-magnetic side of a ferromagnetic instability; (4) CeCoPO present ferromagnetic order of the Co-ions at TC=75 K and Ce-moments close to magnetism. Therefore, these new materials present a nice playground to study in detail the phenomena of strongly correlated electron systems.

  17. First measurement of the response matrix of a large LaBr3:Ce detector up to 30 MeV at the HIγS facility

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    The invention of Lanthanum Halide detectors, namely, Lanthanum Bromide (LaBr3:Ce) and Lanthanum Chloride (LaCl3:Ce) has been one of the most significant recent developments in the field of scintillator detectors. The production and marketing of the LaCl3:Ce and LaBr3:Ce crystals have resulted in a flurry of activities for their testings and characterisations. The excellent energy resolution of LaBr3:Ce, ∼3% at 662 keV, is better than any other commercially available scintillator detector. The fast decay time of 35 ns, with no intense slow component and afterglow, leads to a time resolution of about a few hundred picoseconds. The high density of LaBr3:Ce (5.08 gm/cm2) and the high Z of Lanthanum result in higher detection efficiency than NaI(Tl). These highly attractive properties of LaBr3 make it suitable for both low and high energy gamma-rays spectroscopy

  18. Preparation method of Ce{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2}/tourmaline nanocomposite with high far-infrared emissivity and its mechanism

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    Guo, Bin; Li, Wenlong [Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, Xi' an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Xi' an (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China); Yang, Liqing; Wang, Haojing; Zhang, Hong [Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, Xi' an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Xi' an (China)

    2016-02-15

    Far-infrared functional nanocomposites were prepared by the coprecipitation method using natural tourmaline (XY{sub 3}Z{sub 6}Si{sub 6}O{sub 18}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}V{sub 3}W, where X is Na{sup +}, Ca{sup 2+}, K{sup +}, or vacancy; Y is Mg{sup 2+}, Fe{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+}, Al{sup 3+}, Fe{sup 3+}, Mn{sup 3+}, Cr{sup 3+}, Li{sup +}, or Ti{sup 4+}; Z is Al{sup 3+}, Mg{sup 2+}, Cr{sup 3+}, or V{sup 3+}; V is O{sup 2-}, OH{sup -}; and W is O{sup 2-}, OH{sup -}, or F{sup -}) powders, ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate and zirconium(IV) nitrate pentahydrate as raw materials. The reference sample tourmaline modified with ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate alone was also prepared by a similar precipitation route. The results of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy show that Ce-Zr can further enhance the far-infrared emission properties of tourmaline than Ce alone. Through characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the mechanism by which Ce(-Zr) acts on the far-infrared emission property of tourmaline was systematically studied. The XPS spectra show that the Fe{sup 3+} ratio inside tourmaline powders after heat treatment can be raised by doping Ce and further raised after adding Zr. Moreover, it is showed that Ce{sup 3+} is dominant inside the samples, but its dominance is replaced by Ce{sup 4+} outside. In addition, XRD results indicate the formation of CeO{sub 2} and Ce{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 2} crystallites during the heat treatment, and further, TEM observations show they exist as nanoparticles on the surface of tourmaline powders. Based on these results, we attribute the improved far-infrared emission properties of Ce-Zr-doped tourmaline to the enhanced unit cell shrinkage of the tourmaline arisen from much more oxidation of Fe{sup 2+} (0.074 nm in radius) to Fe{sup 3+} (0.064 nm in radius) inside the tourmaline caused by Zr enhancing the redox shift between Ce{sup 4+} and Ce{sup 3+} via improving the

  19. Preparation method of Ce1-xZrxO2/tourmaline nanocomposite with high far-infrared emissivity and its mechanism

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    Far-infrared functional nanocomposites were prepared by the coprecipitation method using natural tourmaline (XY3Z6Si6O18(BO3)3V3W, where X is Na+, Ca2+, K+, or vacancy; Y is Mg2+, Fe2+, Mn2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn3+, Cr3+, Li+, or Ti4+; Z is Al3+, Mg2+, Cr3+, or V3+; V is O2-, OH-; and W is O2-, OH-, or F-) powders, ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate and zirconium(IV) nitrate pentahydrate as raw materials. The reference sample tourmaline modified with ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate alone was also prepared by a similar precipitation route. The results of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy show that Ce-Zr can further enhance the far-infrared emission properties of tourmaline than Ce alone. Through characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the mechanism by which Ce(-Zr) acts on the far-infrared emission property of tourmaline was systematically studied. The XPS spectra show that the Fe3+ ratio inside tourmaline powders after heat treatment can be raised by doping Ce and further raised after adding Zr. Moreover, it is showed that Ce3+ is dominant inside the samples, but its dominance is replaced by Ce4+ outside. In addition, XRD results indicate the formation of CeO2 and Ce1-xZrxO2 crystallites during the heat treatment, and further, TEM observations show they exist as nanoparticles on the surface of tourmaline powders. Based on these results, we attribute the improved far-infrared emission properties of Ce-Zr-doped tourmaline to the enhanced unit cell shrinkage of the tourmaline arisen from much more oxidation of Fe2+ (0.074 nm in radius) to Fe3+ (0.064 nm in radius) inside the tourmaline caused by Zr enhancing the redox shift between Ce4+ and Ce3+ via improving the oxygen mobility in the Ce-Zr crystal. (orig.)

  20. Preparation method of Ce1- x Zr x O2/tourmaline nanocomposite with high far-infrared emissivity and its mechanism

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    Guo, Bin; Yang, Liqing; Li, Wenlong; Wang, Haojing; Zhang, Hong

    2016-02-01

    Far-infrared functional nanocomposites were prepared by the coprecipitation method using natural tourmaline (XY3Z6Si6O18(BO3)3V3W, where X is Na+, Ca2+, K+, or vacancy; Y is Mg2+, Fe2+, Mn2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn3+, Cr3+, Li+, or Ti4+; Z is Al3+, Mg2+, Cr3+, or V3+; V is O2-, OH-; and W is O2-, OH-, or F-) powders, ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate and zirconium(IV) nitrate pentahydrate as raw materials. The reference sample tourmaline modified with ammonium cerium(IV) nitrate alone was also prepared by a similar precipitation route. The results of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy show that Ce-Zr can further enhance the far-infrared emission properties of tourmaline than Ce alone. Through characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the mechanism by which Ce(-Zr) acts on the far-infrared emission property of tourmaline was systematically studied. The XPS spectra show that the Fe3+ ratio inside tourmaline powders after heat treatment can be raised by doping Ce and further raised after adding Zr. Moreover, it is showed that Ce3+ is dominant inside the samples, but its dominance is replaced by Ce4+ outside. In addition, XRD results indicate the formation of CeO2 and Ce1- x Zr x O2 crystallites during the heat treatment, and further, TEM observations show they exist as nanoparticles on the surface of tourmaline powders. Based on these results, we attribute the improved far-infrared emission properties of Ce-Zr-doped tourmaline to the enhanced unit cell shrinkage of the tourmaline arisen from much more oxidation of Fe2+ (0.074 nm in radius) to Fe3+ (0.064 nm in radius) inside the tourmaline caused by Zr enhancing the redox shift between Ce4+ and Ce3+ via improving the oxygen mobility in the Ce-Zr crystal.

  1. Sn-CeO2 thin films prepared by rf magnetron sputtering: XPS and SIMS study

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    Sn addition in the CeO2 thin film by simultaneous Sn metal and cerium oxide magnetron sputtering causes growth of Ce3+ rich films whilst pure cerium oxide sputtering provides stoichiometric CeO2 layers. Ce4+ → Ce3+ conversion is explained by a charge transfer from Sn atoms to unoccupied orbital Ce 4f0 of cerium oxide by forming Ce 4f1 state. XPS and SIMS revealed a formation of a new chemical Ce(Sn)+ state, which belongs to SnCeO2 species.

  2. Constituição de sujeitos na gestão em saúde: avanços e desafios da experiência de Fortaleza (CE The strengthening of subjects in health management: advances and challenges in the experience of Fortaleza, state of Ceará

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    Carmem Emmanuely Leitão Araújo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma pesquisa sobre possibilidades e limites da constituição de sujeitos na gestão em saúde, a partir da experiência de Fortaleza no período de 2005 a 2008. Aborda-se o sujeito a partir de um referencial histórico-cultural, o qual considera a interação dialética entre o individual e o coletivo no aprofundamento da consciência humana sobre si e o mundo. Foram realizados grupos focais com gestores vinculados à Atenção Primária à Saúde e utilizados dados secundários. Por meio de uma abordagem hermenêutica dialética procurou-se compreender o sentido das narrativas construídas. Identificaram-se categorias empíricas que foram analisadas: cointencionalidade de mudança, direcionalidade política e conceitual, gestão humana, diminuição da hierarquia, fragmentação do processo de trabalho, concentração do poder de decisão. Sobressaíram-se reflexões sobre três políticas estratégicas: cogestão, humanização e educação permanente em saúde. Concluiu-se que, apesar da persistência de obstáculos, para a melhoria da qualidade dos sistemas e serviços de saúde é imprescindível instituir uma gestão democrática por meio de arranjos organizacionais e métodos participativos que potencializem a inserção e o comprometimento dos atores do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS.This research deals with the potential and limitations of the strengthening of subjects in health management, based on the experience in Fortaleza in the period from 2005 to 2008. The subject is approached from a historical-cultural standpoint, which considers the dialectical interaction between the individual and the collective in deepening human consciousness on the self and the world. Focus groups were conducted with managers linked to Primary Healthcare and secondary data were utilized. An attempt was made to understand the meaning of the narratives constructed using a hermeneutic dialectic approach. Empirical categories were identified and

  3. Synthesis and structural characterization of Ce-doped bismuth titanate

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    Ce-modified bismuth titanate nanopowders Bi4-xCexTi3O12 (x ≤ 1) have been synthesized using a coprecipitation method. DTA/TG, FTIR, XRD, SEM/EDS and BET methods were used in order to investigate the effect of Ce-substitution on the structure, morphology and sinterability of the obtained powders. The phase structure investigation revealed that after calcinations at 600 deg. C powder without Ce addition exhibited pure bismuth titanate phase; however, powders with Ce (x = 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75) had bismuth titanate pyrochlore phase as the second phase. The strongest effect of Ce addition on the structure was noted for the powder with the highest amount of Ce (x = 1) having a cubic pyrochlore structure. The presence of pure pyrochlore phase was explained by its stabilization due to the incorporation of cerium ions in titanate structure. Ce-modified bismuth titanate ceramic had a density over 95% of theoretical density and the fracture in transgranular manner most probably due to preferable distribution of Ce in boundary region

  4. Biofunctionalization of CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles.

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    Kong, D Y; Wang, Z L; Lin, C K; Quan, Z W; Li, Y Y; Li, C X; Lin, J

    2007-02-21

    CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles (short pillar-like morphology with an average length and width of 11 and 5 nm, respectively) were successfully prepared by a polyol process using diethyleneglycol (DEG) as solvent. After being functionalized with a SiO(2)-NH(2) layer, these CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles can be conjugated with biotin molecules (activated by thionyl chloride) and further with avidin. The as-formed CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles, CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles functionalized with amino groups, biotin conjugated amino-functionalized CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles and biotinylated CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles bonded with avidin were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), UV/vis absorption spectra and luminescence spectra, respectively. The biofunctionalization of the CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles has less effect on their luminescence properties, i.e. they still show strong green emission (from Tb(3+), with (5)D(4)-(7)F(5) at 543 nm as the most prominent group), indicative of the great potential for these CeF(3):Tb(3+) nanoparticles to be used as biological fluorescence probes. PMID:21730503

  5. Biofunctionalization of CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles

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    Kong, D. Y.; Wang, Z. L.; Lin, C. K.; Quan, Z. W.; Li, Y. Y.; Li, C. X.; Lin, J.

    2007-02-01

    CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles (short pillar-like morphology with an average length and width of 11 and 5 nm, respectively) were successfully prepared by a polyol process using diethyleneglycol (DEG) as solvent. After being functionalized with a SiO2-NH2 layer, these CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles can be conjugated with biotin molecules (activated by thionyl chloride) and further with avidin. The as-formed CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles, CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles functionalized with amino groups, biotin conjugated amino-functionalized CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles and biotinylated CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles bonded with avidin were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), UV/vis absorption spectra and luminescence spectra, respectively. The biofunctionalization of the CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles has less effect on their luminescence properties, i.e. they still show strong green emission (from Tb3+, with 5D4-7F5 at 543 nm as the most prominent group), indicative of the great potential for these CeF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles to be used as biological fluorescence probes.

  6. Collective excitations in {sup 132}Ce; Excitations collectives de {sup 132}Ce

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    Paul, E.S.; Boston, A.J.; Zoss, D.T.; Nolan, P.J.; Sampson, J.A.; Semple, A.T. [Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Livepool, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Farget, F.; Gizon, A.; Gizon, J.; Santos, D. [Inst. des Sciences Nucleaires, Grenoble-1 Univ., 38 (France); Nyako, B.M. [Institute of Nuclear Research, Debrecen (Hungary); O`Brien, N.J.; Parry, C.M.; Wadsworth, W. [Department of Physics, University of York, Helsington, York (United Kingdom)

    1997-12-31

    The structure of normally deformed states ({beta}{sub 2}{approx}0.2) in {sup 132}Ce has been investigated using EUROGAM2. Eight {Delta}I=2 bands and three {Delta}I=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)

  7. Valence fluctuation in CeMo2Si2C

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    Highlights: •Evidence for valence fluctuation of Ce ions. •XAS provides average formal LIII valence of Ce. •Kadowaki Woods ratio and Sommerfeld Wilson ratio indicate Fermi-liquid behavior. •DFT calculations reveal strong hybridization between Ce 4f and Mo 4d states. -- Abstract: We report on the valence fluctuation of Ce in CeMo2Si2C as studied by means of magnetic susceptibility χ(T), specific heat C(T), electrical resistivity ρ(T) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Powder X-ray diffraction revealed that CeMo2Si2C crystallizes in CeCr2Si2C-type layered tetragonal crystal structure (space group P4/mmm). The unit cell volume of CeMo2Si2C deviates from the expected lanthanide contraction, indicating non-trivalent state of Ce ions in this compound. The observed weak temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility and its low value indicate that Ce ions are in valence fluctuating state. The formal LIII Ce valence in CeMo2Si2C〈ν∼〉=3.14 as determined from X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurement is well below the value 〈ν∼〉≃3.4 in tetravalent Ce compound CeO2. The temperature dependence of specific heat does not show any anomaly down to 1.8 K which rules out any magnetic ordering in the system. The Sommerfeld coefficient obtained from the specific heat data is γ = 23.4 mJ/mol K2. The electrical resistivity follows the T2 behavior in the low temperature range below 35 K confirming a Fermi liquid behavior. Accordingly both the Kadowaki Woods ratio A/γ2 and the Sommerfeld Wilson ratio χ(0)/γ are in the range expected for Fermi-liquid systems. In order to get some information on the electronic states, we calculated the band structure within the density functional theory, eventhough this approach is not able to treat 4f electrons accurately. The non-f electron states crossing the Fermi level have mostly Mo 4d character. They provide the states with which the 4f sates are strongly hybridized, leading to the intermediate valent state

  8. Pružné spojky na principu tekutin

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    Diplomová práce se zabývá pružnými hřídelovými spojkami, zejména novou kategorií spojek na principu tekutin. V práci je odvozen matematický model plynové pružiny a rotorové soustavy o dvou stupních volnosti. Poslední část práce se zabývá konstrukční úpravou pružné spojky s plynovými pružinami. The thesis deals with flexible shaft couplings especially with new category of flexible couplings on the principle of fluid. Mathematical model of gas spring and rotor system with two degrees of free...

  9. 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.

  10. Properties of LuAP: CE scintillator containing intentional impurities

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    Petrosyan, A G; Ovanesyan, K; Lecoq, Paul; Auffray, Etiennette; Trummer, Julia; Kronberger, Matthias; Pédrini, C; Dujardin, C; Anfre, P

    2007-01-01

    Single crystals of LuAP:Ce and LuYAP(Lu*70%):Ce co-doped with tetravalent (Hf and Zr) and pentavalent (Ta) ions were grown from melts by the Bridgman process. Underlying absorption, slope of the optical edge and transmission in the range of emission were compared to those of LuAP:Ce crystals. Absorption coefficients at 260 nm less than 2 cm−1 have been recorded in LuAP:Ce crystals containing tetravalent ions that are lower than the corresponding figures (5–6 cm−1) measured in undoped LuAP. At high concentrations of added impurities, despite of suppression of the parasitic underlying absorption below 300 nm, the slope of the optical edge and transmission in the range of emission are seriously damaged. Scintillation parameters of crystals with added impurities are compared to those of LuAP:Ce.

  11. Moment dilution in the heavy fermion compound Ce2Bi

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    The heavy fermion compound Ce2Bi has two inequivalent Ce-sites. La was doped on these sites to study the influence of the antiferromagnetic order on the high electronic contribution of the specific heat (γHT(T>TN)∼340mJ/Ce-molK2). The slightly larger La atom replaces the Ce2 site first and then subsequently the Ce1 site in the La2Sb structure. Lattice parameters, magnetic susceptibility and specific heat are used to elucidate the magnetic nature of the two different cerium sites. We find a somewhat enhanced γHT, a decrease in TN and furthermore a metamagnetic transition at 2.2T (2K), which is closely related to the long-range antiferromagnetic order. ((orig.))

  12. Photodynamic Processes in Fluoride Crystals Doped with Ce3+

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    Full Text Available Integrated studies of photoelectric phenomena and their associated photodynamic processes in LiCaAlF6, LiLuF4, LiYF4, LiY0,5Lu0,5F4, SrAlF5 crystals doped with Ce3+ ions have been carried out using the combination of the methods of optical and dielectric spectroscopy. The numerical values of the basic parameters of photodynamic processes and their spectral dependence in 240 – 310 nm spectral range are evaluated. It has been shown that the most probable process, which leads to the photoionization of Ce3+ ions in LiYxLu1-xF4:Ce3+ (x=0; 0,5; 1 and LiCaAlF6:Ce3+ crystals, is excited-state absorption to the states of mixed configurations of Ce3+ ions localized near/in the conduction band of crystal.

  13. Influence of mineralizer agents on the growth of crystalline CeO2 nanospheres by the microwave-hydrothermal method

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    Cystalline ceria (CeO2) nanoparticles have been synthesized by a simple and fast microwave-assisted hydrothermal (MAH) under NaOH, KOH, and NH4OH mineralizers added to a cerium ammonium nitrate aqueous solution. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transformed-IR and Raman spectroscopies. Rietveld refinement reveals a cubic structure with a space group Fm3m while infrared data showed few traces of nitrates. Field emission scanning microcopy (FEG-SEM) revealed a homogeneous size distribution of nanometric CeO2 nanoparticles. The MAH process in KOH and NaOH showed most effective to dehydrate the adsorbed water and decrease the hydrogen bonding effect leaving a weakly agglomerated powder of hydrated ceria. TEM micrographs of CeO2 synthesized under MAH conditions reveal particles well-dispersed and homogeneously distributed. The MAH enabled cerium oxide to be synthesized at 100 °C for 8 min.

  14. Ordering of CeIII/CeIV and interstitial oxygens in CeTaO4+x (x ∼ 0.17) superstructure

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    A structural model for CeTaO4+x (x ∼ 0.17) or alternately Ce4IIICe2IVTa6O25 (monoclinic, P21, a = 7.616(2), b = 16.459(5), c = 7.704(2) angstrom, β = 102.48(2)degree, Z = 2) is derived from X-ray powder diffraction data. The starting model was a 3 x b superstructure of CeTaO4+x (x = 0.0) with excess oxygen atoms occupying interstices between the Ce atom layers consistent with the electron diffraction determined space group symmetry P21. Unexpectedly, the four Ce atoms surrounding the interstitial oxygen are not oxidized. During the refinement the model was forced to be chemically plausible by restraining bond valence sums, bond lengths, and O-O distances. This was necessary due to the very weak scattering contribution to the XRD profile by oxygen atoms. The mechanism for oxidation of the subject phase from CeTaO4+x (x = 0.0) is discussed and a reason for the limiting composition for this phase is proposed

  15. Enthalpies of mixing in binary Fe-Sb, Ce-Fe and ternary Ce-Fe-Sb liquid alloys

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    Usenko, Natalia; Kotova, Natalia [Taras Shevchenko National Univ., Kyiv (Ukraine). Dept. of Chemistry; Ivanov, Michael; Berezutski, Vadim [National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv (Ukraine). I. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science

    2016-01-15

    The enthalpies of mixing in liquid alloys in the binary Fe-Sb, Ce-Fe and ternary Ce-Fe-Sb systems were determined over a wide range of composition by means of isoperibolic calorimetry in the temperature range 1600-1830 K. The minimum values of the integral enthalpy of mixing (ΔH{sub min}) were determined to be (-2.32 ± 0.22) kJ . mol{sup -1} at x{sub Sb} = 0.5 in the Fe-Sb system, and (-0.97 ± 0.19) kJ . mol{sup -1} at x{sub Ce} = 0.35 in the Ce-Fe system. The enthalpies of mixing in liquid ternary Ce-Fe-Sb alloys were found to increase smoothly from the binary boundary systems Ce-Fe and Fe-Sb towards the Ce-Sb system, reaching the minimum value of (-107.5 ± 3.6) kJ . mol{sup -1} in the vicinity of the phase CeSb.

  16. Structural and electronic properties of Ce overlayers and low-dimensional Pt-Ce alloys on Pt{111}

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    The structural, thermal, chemisorptive, and electronic properties of Ce on Pt{111} are studied by photoemission, Auger spectroscopy, scanning tunnel microscope (STM), and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). Stranski-Krastanov-like growth of low-density Ce layers is accompanied by substantial valence charge transfer from Ce to Pt: in line with this, the measured dipole moment and polarizability of adsorbed Ce at low coverages are 7.2x10-30Cm and ∼1.3x10-29m3, respectively. Pt-Ce intermixing commences at ∼400K and with increasing temperature a sequence of five different ordered surface alloys evolves. The symmetry, periodicities, and rotational epitaxy observed by LEED are in good accord with the STM data which reveal the true complexity of the system. The various bimetallic surface phases are based on growth of crystalline Pt5Ce, a hexagonal layer structure consisting of alternating layers of Pt2Ce and Kagomacute e nets of Pt atoms. This characteristic ABAB layered arrangement of the surface alloys is clearly imaged, and chemisorption data permit a distinction to be made between the more reactive Pt2Ce layer and the less reactive Pt Kagomacute e net. Either type of layer can appear at the surface as the terminating structure, thicker films exhibiting unit mesh parameters characteristic of the bulk alloy. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  17. Ce4+/Ce3+-V2+/V3+氧化还原流动电池的可行性研究(Ⅱ)--旋转圆盘(RDE)与旋转环盘(RRDE)法对Ce4+/Ce3+氧化还原体系的研究%Studies on Feasibility of Ce4+/Ce3+ - V2+/V3+ Redox Flow Cell ( Ⅱ ) --Investigation of Ce4 +/Ce3 + Redox System by RDE and RRDE

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    夏熙; 刘洋; 刘洪涛

    2001-01-01

    用RDE与REDE法研究了Ce4+/Ce3+-V2+/V3+氧化还原流动电池中Ce4+/Ce3+体系的电化学动力学参数,以说明组成该新型氧化还原流动电池的可能性.用RDE法得出在铂电极表面与玻碳电极上均会生成一层氧化膜,对Ce3+的氧化反应产生阻碍作用.但在铂上的氧化膜对Ce4+的还原反应却有催化作用.用Rrde法得出Ce3+在玻碳电极上的氧化与析氧之间存在着竞争,为得到较高的Ce3+氧化效率,应控制氧化电流在2~8 mA@cm-2之间.

  18. Effects of doping CeO2/TiO2 on structure and properties of silicate glass

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    Highlights: • Doping CeO2 results in depolymerization and narrowed Qn distribution. • Co-doping CeO2 and TiO2 favors enhanced network and broader Qn distribution. • Cerium acts as modifier and titanium as intermediate in glass network structure. • Adding CeO2/TiO2 results in decreased optical band gap. • Doping-induced structural modifications affect mechanical properties. - Abstract: In order to elucidate the effects of doping CeO2/TiO2 on the structure and physical properties of silicate glass, glasses with composition 72SiO2–3Al2O3–10Na2O–10K2O–5CaO doped with varied ratios of CeO2/TiO2 were synthesized by melt-quenching method and were characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared and Raman spectrometry, UV–Visible spectrophotometry and micro-indentations. X-ray diffraction conforms the amorphous state of doped glasses. The spectroscopic analysis reveals that doping CeO2 alone results in depolymerization of glass network and narrowed distribution of Qn (Si–O tetrahedral with n bridging oxygen atoms), while doping TiO2 singly or combined with CeO2 favors the enhanced polymerization of network and regains a broader Qn distribution relative to doping CeO2 alone. It is proposed that doped cerium and titanium in glass exists in multivalent state and the former in presence of trivalent state preferentially acts as modifier inducing network depolymerization, whilst the latter in form of tetrahedral tends to interconnect network units as intermediate. Doped cerium in trivalent state contributes mainly to the red-shift of absorption edge while titanium suppresses such change of absorption band. Either adding cerium alone or co-doping with titanium will result in decreased optical band gap due to the structural modifications. The relatively loosened structure due to depolymerization induced by cerium is responsible for the decline in hardness and E-modulus but rising in fracture toughness, whereas network compactness by virtue of interconnectivity of

  19. Effects of doping CeO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} on structure and properties of silicate glass

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    Wang, Zhenlin, E-mail: wzl@cqut.edu.cn [Science and Technology on Thermostructural Composites Materials Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072 (China); College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing 400054 (China); Cheng, Laifei [Science and Technology on Thermostructural Composites Materials Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072 (China)

    2014-06-01

    Highlights: • Doping CeO{sub 2} results in depolymerization and narrowed Q{sup n} distribution. • Co-doping CeO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2} favors enhanced network and broader Q{sup n} distribution. • Cerium acts as modifier and titanium as intermediate in glass network structure. • Adding CeO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} results in decreased optical band gap. • Doping-induced structural modifications affect mechanical properties. - Abstract: In order to elucidate the effects of doping CeO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} on the structure and physical properties of silicate glass, glasses with composition 72SiO{sub 2}–3Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–10Na{sub 2}O–10K{sub 2}O–5CaO doped with varied ratios of CeO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} were synthesized by melt-quenching method and were characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared and Raman spectrometry, UV–Visible spectrophotometry and micro-indentations. X-ray diffraction conforms the amorphous state of doped glasses. The spectroscopic analysis reveals that doping CeO{sub 2} alone results in depolymerization of glass network and narrowed distribution of Q{sup n} (Si–O tetrahedral with n bridging oxygen atoms), while doping TiO{sub 2} singly or combined with CeO{sub 2} favors the enhanced polymerization of network and regains a broader Q{sup n} distribution relative to doping CeO{sub 2} alone. It is proposed that doped cerium and titanium in glass exists in multivalent state and the former in presence of trivalent state preferentially acts as modifier inducing network depolymerization, whilst the latter in form of tetrahedral tends to interconnect network units as intermediate. Doped cerium in trivalent state contributes mainly to the red-shift of absorption edge while titanium suppresses such change of absorption band. Either adding cerium alone or co-doping with titanium will result in decreased optical band gap due to the structural modifications. The relatively loosened structure due to depolymerization induced by cerium is responsible for

  20. DISKRIMINACIJA NA TRGU DELA NA PODLAGI SPOLA

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    Boj proti diskriminaciji je danes velik izziv za države, katerih temelji slonijo na načelih svobode, demokracije in spoštovanja človekovih pravic. Zato morajo v svoj sistem sprejeti vse potrebne ukrepe za boj proti vsem oblikam diskriminacije, predvsem kadar te zadevajo zaposlitev in trg dela. Vendar je problem uravnoteženega zastopanja obeh spolov na trgu dela še vedno zelo prisoten. Diskriminacija glede na spola na trgu dela predstavlja celostno zakonsko urejeno področje, ki se navezuje ...

  1. The formation of intermetallic compounds during interdiffusion of Mg–Al/Mg–Ce diffusion couples

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    Dai, Jiahong [College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Jiang, Bin, E-mail: jiangbinrong@cqu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401123 (China); Li, Xin [College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Yang, Qingshan [College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401123 (China); Dong, Hanwu [Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401123 (China); Xia, Xiangsheng [No. 59 Institute of China Ordnance Industry, Chongqing 400039 (China); Pan, Fusheng [College of Materials Science and Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401123 (China)

    2015-01-15

    Graphical abstract: Al–Ce intermetallic compounds (IMCs) formed in Mg–Al/Mg–Ce diffusion couples. During the whole diffusion process, Al was the dominant diffusing species, and it substituted for Mg atoms of the Mg–Ce substrate. Five Al–Ce IMCs of Al{sub 4}Ce, Al{sub 11}Ce{sub 3}, Al{sub 3}Ce, Al{sub 2}Ce, and AlCe were formed via the reaction of Al and Ce. - Highlights: • Al–Ce IMCs formation in the Mg–Al/Mg–Ce diffusion couples was studied. • Formation of Al{sub 4}Ce as the first phase was rationalized using the Gibbs free energy. • The activation energy for the growth of the diffusion reaction zones was 36.6 kJ/mol. - Abstract: The formation of Al–Ce intermetallic compounds (IMCs) during interdiffusion of Mg–Al/Mg–Ce diffusion couples prepared by solid–liquid contact method was investigated at 623 K, 648 K and 673 K for 24 h, 48 h and 72 h, respectively. During the whole diffusion process, Al was the dominant diffusing species, and it substituted for Mg of the Mg–Ce substrate. Five Al–Ce IMCs of Al{sub 4}Ce, Al{sub 11}Ce{sub 3}, Al{sub 3}Ce, Al{sub 2}Ce and AlCe were formed via the reaction of Al and Ce. The formation of Al{sub 4}Ce as the first kind of IMC was rationalized on the basis of an effective Gibbs free energy model. The activation energy for the growth of the total diffusion reaction layer was 36.6 kJ/mol.

  2. Radon alpha and gamma-ray spectrometry with YAP:Ce-scintillator

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    radioactive point sources of different radionuclides (133Ba, 241Am, 57Co, 22Na, 137Cs) positioned at 5 cm source-detector distance. These provided a number of photons with well spaced gamma-ray energies up to about 700 keV. The measurements with standard radon sources provided by the INMRI-ENEA have emphasized the non-hygroscopic properties of the scintillator and a small dependence of the light yield on temperature and HNO3. The data collected have pointed out that the YAP:Ce scintillator can allow high response stability for radon alpha and gamma-ray spectrometry in environments with large temperature gradients and high acid concentrations. (author)

  3. The determination of the acoustical phonon dispersion branches of CePd3 by inelastic neutron diffraction

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    The result of this thesis is, that the phonon dispersion of CePd3, measured by inelastic neutron scattering, does not show any phonon softening effects due to valence fluctuations as it is observed in the phonon dispersion spectra of TmSe, SmS under pressure and SMsub(.75)Ysub(.25)S in dependence of the temperature. Even at low temperature no softening effects could be detected in comparison to the room temperature data. However we see indications for the existence of intermediate valence induced electron-phonon couplings in the linewidth of the longitudinal acoustic phonon in -direction with reduced wavevector xi=0.2. This phonon seems to be broadened at 135 K. If this broadening is a real intermediate valence effect, this effects manifest themselves much weaker in CePd3 than in the substances with NaCl-structure. The question whether such couplings realy exist can only be answered by further measurements. (orig.)

  4. Model práce s dokumenty v elektronickém obchodování

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    Tato práce obsahuje model práce s dokumenty elektronického obchodování. Je zde rozebrána možnost elektronických podpisů v účetnictví a popsány vybrané případy bezpečnosti elektronického podpisu. V práci jsou uvedeny vybrané možnosti ochrany dat v elektronickém obchodování. This work is containing a model EDI in e-commerce. There is a situation about electronic signature in the a accounting is taking to parts and chosen cases of safety of electronic signature. In this work are chosen possib...

  5. The improvement of corrosion resistance of Ce conversion films on aluminum alloy by phosphate post-treatment

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    Zhang Haibing [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Zuo Yu [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)], E-mail: zuoy@mail.buct.edu.cn

    2008-06-15

    A phosphate post-treatment process for Ce conversion film on aluminum was studied. SEM (scanning electronic microscope), XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) and electrochemical measurements were used to characterize the properties of the films. After the post-treatment the micro-cracks on the film surface obviously diminished, and corrosion resistance of the conversion film in NaCl solution increased. The conversion film, without post-treatment, was mainly composed of hydrated cerium oxides, and the dehydration of the film may cause cracking of the films. After phosphate treatment, stable cerium phosphate CePO{sub 4} was formed on the surface, and the content of crystal water decreased greatly, leading to improvement of the film performance with less micro-cracks.

  6. The improvement of corrosion resistance of Ce conversion films on aluminum alloy by phosphate post-treatment

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    A phosphate post-treatment process for Ce conversion film on aluminum was studied. SEM (scanning electronic microscope), XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) and electrochemical measurements were used to characterize the properties of the films. After the post-treatment the micro-cracks on the film surface obviously diminished, and corrosion resistance of the conversion film in NaCl solution increased. The conversion film, without post-treatment, was mainly composed of hydrated cerium oxides, and the dehydration of the film may cause cracking of the films. After phosphate treatment, stable cerium phosphate CePO4 was formed on the surface, and the content of crystal water decreased greatly, leading to improvement of the film performance with less micro-cracks

  7. Exotic clustering in Ce and Nd isotopes

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    Buck, B; Pérez, S M

    1999-01-01

    We propose exotic binary cluster models for the intermediate mass nuclei sup 1 sup 4 sup 6 sup , sup 1 sup 4 sup 8 sup , sup 1 sup 5 sup 0 Ce and sup 1 sup 4 sup 8 sup , sup 1 sup 5 sup 0 sup , sup 1 sup 5 sup 2 sup , sup 1 sup 5 sup 4 Nd. The optimum choice of cluster and core is determined by joint consideration of the penetrability for exotic cluster emission, the deviations of cluster and core binding energies from underlying liquid drop values and the Q-values for breakup. It is noticeable that the core neutron number selected in this way is at or near the N = 82 shell closure. We use a standard form of the cluster-core potential to calculate the energies and wave functions of states in the ground 0 sup + , 2 sup + , 4 sup + , ... and lowest lying negative parity 1 sup - , 3 sup - , 5 sup - , ... bands. The theoretical spectra and electromagnetic properties are compared with measurements, and their general trends are reproduced satisfactorily.

  8. The chemistry of the Na-U-O system and related phases

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    This thesis describes investigations into the following chemical systems; Na-U-O, Cs-U-O, Ba-U-O, Ba-Pr-O, Ba-Zr-O, Ba-Ce-O, Cs-Ce-O and Na-Pr-O. The sodium ternary oxides Na2U2O7, Na2UO4 and Na4UO5 were prepared by either solid state or liquid sodium reactions. The existence of a new phase in the sodium-rich portion of this system was also studied. The caesium uranates Cs2U2O7, Cs4U5O17 and Cs2UO4 were prepared similarly and characterised by X-ray powder diffraction. Several barium ternary oxides were synthesised and subsequently reacted with liquid sodium. An investigation into the Cs-Ce-O system, revealed a new phase, CsCeO2, which has a hexagonal structure. A galvanic electrochemical cell, which monitored the chemical potential of oxygen dissolved in either liquid sodium or caesium, was developed. The cell vessel was re-designed for the liquid caesium work, along with the development of computerised data collection. The use of various electrolyte materials for the cells was investigated, with the zirconia-based materials being found to be suitable electrolytes. The cells were used to study several of the systems above, and generated the following free energies of formation; (NaPrO2) = -1069 kJmol-1, (Cs2UO4) -1814 kJmol-1 and (CsCeO2) = - 1024 kJmol-1. (author)

  9. CE-merkityn murskeen tuottaminen rakennusurakan sivutuottena - kannattavuusselvitys

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    Komulainen, Ville

    2014-01-01

    Työssä tutkittiin murskatun kiviaineksen CE-merkintäperusteita sekä mitä tuotannollisia sekä laadullisia vaatimuksia kiviainestuotannolle CE-merkintä edellyttää. Lisäksi tutkittiin, onko mahdollista saada CE-merkityn kiviaineksen tuotanto ISO 9001 -standardin sisältävän laadunhallintajärjestelmän alle ja voiko tuotanto olla osa kyseistä laadunhallintajärjestelmää. Työ tehdään Graniittirakennus Kallio Oy:lle. Tuotannon kannattavuusselvityksen osalta tutkittiin eri tuotantomalleja, mikä on ...

  10. 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

  11. Non-Fermi Liquid Scaling in CeRhSn

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    We have recently shown that CeRhSn exhibits non-Fermi liquid temperature dependences in its low-temperature physical properties. Here we suggest that the non-Fermi liquid behavior observed in CeRhSn may be due to the existence of a Griffiths phase in the vicinity of a quantum critical point, based on electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility , and specific heat measurements. For CeRhSn, the low-temperature scaling of bulk properties (C/T ∝ χ ∝ T-1+λ, where λ<1) is masked by an anomaly at about 6 K, which is of magnetic origin. (author)

  12. Growth of LGSO: Ce crystals by the Czochralski method

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    Single crystals of Lu2xGd2-2xSiO5: Ce (0 1/c to C2/c in the course of substitution of lutetium for gadolinium occurs at the ratio Lu/(Lu + Gd) = 0.1. The lattice thus formed with symmetry C2/c in the structure of Lu2xGd2-2xSiO5: Ce crystals favors the maximum possible incorporation of Ce3+ ions into the sevenfold-coordinated position with respect to oxygen. This explains the substantial improvement of the scintillation characteristics of the grown crystals.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. HumanViCe: Host ceRNA network in virus infected cells in human

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    Suman eGhosal

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Host-virus interaction via host cellular components has been an important field of research in recent times. RNA interference mediated by short interfering RNAs and microRNAs (miRNA, is a widespread anti-viral defence strategy. Importantly, viruses also encode their own miRNAs. In recent times miRNAs were identified as key players in host-virus interaction. Furthermore, viruses were shown to exploit the host miRNA networks to suite their own need. The complex cross-talk between host and viral miRNAs and their cellular and viral targets forms the environment for viral pathogenesis. Apart from protein-coding mRNAs, non-coding RNAs may also be targeted by host or viral miRNAs in virus infected cells, and viruses can exploit the host miRNA mediated gene regulatory network via the competing endogenous RNA effect. A recent report showed that viral U-rich non-coding RNAs called HSUR, expressed in primate virus herpesvirus saimiri (HVS infected T cells, were able to bind to three host miRNAs, causing significant alteration in cellular level for one of the miRNAs. We have predicted protein coding and non protein-coding targets for viral and human miRNAs in virus infected cells. We identified viral miRNA targets within host non-coding RNA loci from AGO interacting regions in three different virus infected cells. Gene ontology (GO and pathway enrichment analysis of the genes comprising the ceRNA networks in the virus infected cells revealed enrichment of key cellular signalling pathways related to cell fate decisions and gene transcription, like Notch and Wnt signalling pathways, as well as pathways related to viral entry, replication and virulence. We identified a vast number of non-coding transcripts playing as potential ceRNAs to the immune response associated genes; e.g. APOBEC family genes, in some virus infected cells. All these information are compiled in HumanViCe, a comprehensive database that provides the potential ceRNA networks in virus

  16. Optical properties of CeNi{sub 5} and CeNi{sub 4}M (M = Al, Cu) compounds

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    Knyazev, Yu. V., E-mail: knyazev@imp.uran.ru [Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division, RAS, 18 Kovalevskaya St., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Kuz' min, Yu. I.; Kuchin, A.G. [Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division, RAS, 18 Kovalevskaya St., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2011-01-21

    The experimental study of the optical properties of CeNi{sub 5}, CeNi{sub 4}Cu and CeNi{sub 4}Al compounds was carried out in the 0.083-5.64 eV energy range using the ellipsometry method. The optical constants, dielectric functions and electronic parameters (plasma and relaxation frequencies) were determined. The energy dependencies of the optical interband conductivities are discussed by using the available information on the electronic band structure of these compounds. In the ternary alloys the optical spectra show the presence of peculiarities related to effect of Cu or Al substitution at Ni sites.

  17. Optical properties of CeNi5 and CeNi4M (M = Al, Cu) compounds

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    The experimental study of the optical properties of CeNi5, CeNi4Cu and CeNi4Al compounds was carried out in the 0.083-5.64 eV energy range using the ellipsometry method. The optical constants, dielectric functions and electronic parameters (plasma and relaxation frequencies) were determined. The energy dependencies of the optical interband conductivities are discussed by using the available information on the electronic band structure of these compounds. In the ternary alloys the optical spectra show the presence of peculiarities related to effect of Cu or Al substitution at Ni sites.

  18. Highly Enhanced Concentration and Stability of Reactive Ce^3+ on Doped CeO_2 Surface Revealed In Operando

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    Chueh, William C.; McDaniel, Anthony H.; Grass, Michael E.; Hao, Yong; Jabeen, Naila; Liu, Zhi; Haile, Sossina M.; McCarty, Kevin F.; Bluhm, Hendrik; El Gabaly, Farid

    2012-01-01

    Trivalent cerium ions in CeO_2 are the key active species in a wide range of catalytic and electro-catalytic reactions. We employed ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to quantify simultaneously the concentration of the reactive Ce^3+ species on the surface and in the bulk of Sm-doped CeO_2(100) in hundreds of millitorr of H2–H2O gas mixtures. Under relatively oxidizing conditions, when the bulk cerium is almost entirely in the 4+ oxida...

  19. Efficient radioluminiscence of the Ce 3+ -doped Na-Gd phosphate glasses

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    Nikl, Martin; Nitsch, Karel; Mihóková, Eva; Solovieva, Natalia; Mareš, Jiří A.; Fabeni, P.; Pazzi, G.P.; Martini, M.; Vedda, A.; Baccaro, S.

    2000-01-01

    Roč. 77, č. 14 (2000), s. 2159-2161. ISSN 0003-6951 Grant ostatní: NATO S/P grant(XX) 973510 scintilátory Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914 Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.906, year: 2000

  20. Czynniki wpływające na zakaźność HIV

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    Jacek Gąsiorowski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available To date it has been impossible to establish borderline physical conditions which prevent HIV from infecting human cells. Full inactivation of the virus is not necessary to lose its capacity for infection – often damage of the mechanisms concerning e.g. HIV entry into the cell or integration with host DNA is sufficient. The presence of HIV RNA in a sample under certain conditions does not mean that the virions are infectious. Viral infectivity under certain conditions depends on temperature, humidity, sunlight, atmospheric pressure, pH of the environment, disinfectants, coagulation inhibitors, and the kind and amount of infectious biological material, especially HIV viremia in it. At present the influence of high temperature on HIV infectivity, inactivation or HIV RNA level is the best known phenomenon, while the influence of low temperature on the above parameters has been examined in less detail. In the paper the authors present the influence of various parameters on HIV infectivity, especially temperature variation.

  1. Žena na trhu práce v situaci matky

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    Tomášková, Dana

    2014-01-01

    This thesis is focused on women - mothers in the labour market. The aim of the thesis is to acquaint current situation in the labour market for women who wish to return to employment after maternity or parental leave. This thesis examines the posibility for women to harmonize employment with childcare. Theoretical knowledges are supported by research findings and my questionnaire survey, where women express their opinion on the situation in the Czech Republic and the attitude of employers of ...

  2. Žena na trhu práce v situaci matky

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    Matějková, Zdenka

    2015-01-01

    The target of this diploma thesis is to analyze the situation of Czech mother on the labour market. The theoretical part will be created from the accessible literary resources and public databases. By providing databases made into tables and charts of the most problematical influences which affect the situation of a woman on the Czech labour market. The practical part presents methodology of the diploma thesis. Then the typology of family policy in the chosen European countries is tested by m...

  3. Zaměstnanost žen na trhu práce

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    SŮVOVÁ, Lucie

    2015-01-01

    The topic of this thesis is the employment of women in terms of their employment in the labour market. The thesis deals with changes in employment of women in the Czech Republic and the EU and factors affecting the status of women in the labour market. The theoretical part of this thesis provides an analysis of changes in employment of women in different time horizons and an overview of the various factors affecting the status of women in the labour market such as (age, education, etc.). The ...

  4. Marginalizace a nová rizika na trhu práce

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    Maříková, Hana

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 1 (2008), s. 54-59. ISSN 1213-0028 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : marginalization * labour market Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography http://www.genderonline.cz

  5. Matky samoživitelky na trhu práce

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    Pfeiferová, Štěpánka

    Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i, 2008 - (Dudová, R.), s. 181-200 ISBN 978-80-7330-138-5 R&D Projects: GA MPS 1J034/05-DP2 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Lone mothers * work * inequalities Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  6. Postoje k cizincům na trhu práce

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    Čížek, Tomáš

    Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i, 2009 - (Leontiyeva, Y.; Vávra, M.), s. 44-62 ISBN 978-80-7330-173-6 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LA09010 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : labour market * attitude measurement Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  7. Česká bouda na Sněžce

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    Hnídková, Vendula

    Praha: Arbor vitae, 2010 - (Švácha, R.), s. 166-173 ISBN 978-80-87164-41-9 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : czechoslovak architecture * Sial Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  8. Klíčové kompetence na trhu práce

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    Krymláková, Kateřina

    2008-01-01

    In the theoretical part are defined competencies that are different from the perspective of the authors referred to as key and as demanded in the labour market. In the practical part is evaluated on a selected sample of young people, the skills considered essential for its application in the labor market and how to evaluate their level of competence.

  9. Diskriminace na trhu práce, genderové rozdíly

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    Stará, Dominika

    2009-01-01

    The bachelor thesis deals with discrimination in the labour market caused by reason of gender, by another name it deals with sex-based discrimination. The theoretic part is based upon the theory of discrimination which is extended by the themes of gender, its inequalities in the labour market and in the organizations. The aim of practical part is then, how the actual situation in the labour market is from the view of gender and analyse the experience of people with the gender inequalities in ...

  10. Czynniki wpływające na zakaźność HIV

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    Jacek Gąsiorowski; Łukasz Łapiński; Brygida Knysz

    2011-01-01

    To date it has been impossible to establish borderline physical conditions which prevent HIV from infecting human cells. Full inactivation of the virus is not necessary to lose its capacity for infection – often damage of the mechanisms concerning e.g. HIV entry into the cell or integration with host DNA is sufficient. The presence of HIV RNA in a sample under certain conditions does not mean that the virions are infectious. Viral infectivity under certain conditions depends on temperature, h...

  11. Návrh a optimalizace obchodní strategie založené na technické analýze na trhu forex

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    Višňovský, Marko

    2016-01-01

    Táto práca sa zaoberá teoretickými aj praktickými aspektami obchodovania na devízových trhoch a snaží sa vytvoriť podrobný popis obchodnej stratégie optimalizovanej na konkrétne menové páry. Hlavným cieľom tejto práce je návrh obchodnej stratégie založenej na technickej analýze obchodovanej do trendu. Dôležitou časťou práce je návrh vhodnej optimalizácie vybraných parametrov stratégie s cieľom maximalizácie zisku a stability a nakoniec porovnanie a vyhodnotenie výsledkov pred a po optimalizác...

  12. 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...

  13. Performance evaluation of LaBr3: Ce scintillator

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    The cerium doped lanthanum bromide crystal (LaBr3: Ce) is a new kind of scintillator with many advantages such as good energy resolution, high light output, short decay time, good proportionality response. These properties make the LaBr3: Ce attractive substantial interest to use in the radiation detection. The energy resolution were investigated with Φ25 × 25 mm LaBr3: Ce coupled to a Hamamatsu R8900 photomultiplier tube. Energy resolution of 3.6% (FWHM) have been achieved for 511 keV photons (18F source) at room temperature. Decay time constant of 20 ns have been acquired with a Hamamatsu fast-time-response R9800 photomultiplier tube. The results approve the excellent characterizations of LaBr3: Ce and imply its enormous potentiality in the radiation detectors of gamma-ray spectroscopy and PET. (authors)

  14. O- centers in LuAG:Ce,Mg ceramics

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    Electron traps are known to a have great influence on the carriers transport process in Ce based scintillators. On the other hand, the role of hole traps in the scintillation process has been less considered. By means of electron spin resonance (ESR), we detected hole traps in highly Ce-doped LuAG:Ce,Mg ceramics in the form of σ-type O- centers. The g -tensor components turn out to be g perpendicular to = 2.0103, and g parallel = 2.0023, revealing the axial symmetry of these defects. Mg-perturbed variants of O- centers are proposed to exist in LuAG:Ce,Mg. Their occurrence is related to an elongated Mg-O bond as evidenced by DFT calculations. Finally, the multiple role of O- centers in the scintillation process is discussed. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  15. Nuclear structure of 130-136Ce in IBM-1

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    The level structure of Ce isotopes with N < 82 has been studied in recent experiments, yielding increasing information on the non yrast bands. The Interacting Boson Model (IBM-1) offers a useful tool for such phenomenological study

  16. 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.

  17. Enthalpies of formation of U-, Th-, Ce-brannerite: implications for plutonium immobilization

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    Helean, K. B.; Navrotsky, A.; Lumpkin, G. R.; Colella, M.; Lian, J.; Ewing, R. C.; Ebbinghaus, B.; Catalano, J. G.

    2003-08-01

    Brannerite, ideally MTi 2O 6, (M=actinides, lanthanides and Ca) occurs in titanate-based ceramics proposed for the immobilization of plutonium. Standard enthalpies of formation, Δ H0f at 298 K, for three brannerite compositions (kJ/mol): CeTi 2O 6 (-2948.8 ± 4.3), U 0.97Ti 2.03O 6 (-2977.9 ± 3.5) and ThTi 2O 6 (-3096.5 ± 4.3) were determined by high temperature oxide melt drop solution calorimetry at 975 K using 3Na 2O · 4MoO 3 solvent. The enthalpies of formation were also calculated from an oxide phase assemblage (Δ H0f-ox at 298 K): MO 2 + 2TiO 2=MTi 2O 6. Only UTi 2O 6 is energetically stable with respect to an oxide assemblage: U 0.97Ti 2.03O 6 (Δ H0f-ox=-7.7±2.8 kJ/mol). Both CeTi 2O 6 and ThTi 2O 6 are higher in enthalpy with respect to their oxide assemblages with (Δ H0f-ox=+29.4±3.6 kJ/mol) and (Δ H0f-ox=+19.4±1.6 kJ/mol) respectively. Thus, Ce- and Th-brannerite are entropy stabilized and are thermodynamically stable only at high temperature.

  18. Optical properties of {gamma}- and {alpha}-Ce by spectroscopic ellipsometry

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    Joo Yull, Rhee

    1992-07-20

    A rotating analyzer type ellipsometer with an ultra high vacuum sample chamber was built. The dielectric functions of {gamma}- and {alpha}-Ce were measured in the energy range from 1.5 to 5.4 eV to investigate the role of the 4f electron in the isostructural phase transition. {gamma}- and {alpha}-Ce were made by evaporation of Ce on sapphire substrates at room temperature and 25 K. All measurements were performed inside a UHV chamber at pressures lower than l {times} 10{sup {minus}10}Torr. The measured dielectric functions showed a thickness dependence. The thicker sample has the smaller optical conductivities. Both overlayer thickness and void fraction increase as sample thickness increases. Repeating cooling-heating-cooling or heating-cooling-heating cycles causes the sample surface to become rougher but the relative volume fractions of both phases and the void fraction in the bulk remain unchanged. The optical conductivity increases upon entering the a-phase but the number of electrons per atom, N{sub eff}/N{sub A}, contributing to the optical conductivity does not change. The valence electrons lose oscillator strength in the above energy range due to volume collapse. This reduces N{sub eff}/NA but the increased 4f-sd valence band hybridization exactly compensates the reduced oscillator strength. Therefore the net effects of the {gamma}{yields}{alpha} isostructural phase transition are an increase of optical conductivity and constancy of N{sub eff}/N{sub A}.

  19. Enthalpies of formation of U-, Th-, Ce-brannerite: implications for plutonium immobilization

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    Brannerite, ideally MTi2O6, (M=actinides, lanthanides and Ca) occurs in titanate-based ceramics proposed for the immobilization of plutonium. Standard enthalpies of formation, ΔH0f at 298 K, for three brannerite compositions (kJ/mol): CeTi2O6 (-2948.8 ± 4.3), U0.97Ti2.03O6 (-2977.9 ± 3.5) and ThTi2O6 (-3096.5 ± 4.3) were determined by high temperature oxide melt drop solution calorimetry at 975 K using 3Na2O · 4MoO3 solvent. The enthalpies of formation were also calculated from an oxide phase assemblage (ΔH0f-ox at 298 K): MO2 + 2TiO2=MTi2O6. Only UTi2O6 is energetically stable with respect to an oxide assemblage: U0.97Ti2.03O6 (ΔH0f-ox=-7.7±2.8 kJ/mol). Both CeTi2O6 and ThTi2O6 are higher in enthalpy with respect to their oxide assemblages with (ΔH0f-ox=+29.4±3.6 kJ/mol) and (ΔH0f-ox=+19.4±1.6 kJ/mol) respectively. Thus, Ce- and Th-brannerite are entropy stabilized and are thermodynamically stable only at high temperature

  20. Synthesis and electrochemical assessment of Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 ceramics and derived composite electrolytes

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    Highlights: • Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 prepared for the first time through solid state reaction. • High energy milling needed to assist the ceramic route. • Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 is oxide-ion conductor in air and n-type conductor at low pO2. • Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 decomposes slightly when exposed to alkaline carbonates. • Composites based on Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 show standard electrical performance. - Abstract: Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 was prepared for the first time through high temperature (1600 °C for 5 h) solid state reaction, after high energy milling to enhance the mechano-chemical interaction of precursor oxides (CeO2 and Yb2O3). Single phase formation was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction. Impedance spectroscopy data obtained under wide temperature (300–800 °C) and oxygen partial pressure (0.21 to about 10−25 atm) ranges indicates that this material exhibits predominant oxide-ion conductivity under oxidizing conditions while n-type electronic conductivity prevails at low oxygen partial pressure. The mixed oxide shows modest ionic conductivity (1.1 × 10−3 S cm−1 at 800 °C) with activation energy of 1.3 eV in the 600–800 °C temperature range. When combined with molten carbonates (Li2CO3 + Na2CO3, 1:1 molar ratio) to produce composite electrolytes, Ce0.5Yb0.5O1.75 slightly decomposed. However, the composite electrical performance is still acceptable and closely matches the conductivity of similar materials (>0.1 S cm−1 immediately above 500 °C)

  1. Geodetické práce při pokládce povrchu letiště

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    Bártková, Zuzana

    2012-01-01

    Diplomová práce pojednává o geodetických pracích během pokládky asfaltu na letišti Arvidsjaur ve Švédsku. Práce se soustředí především na systém automatizovaného řízení stavebních strojů a jeho využití v praxi. Popisuje konkrétní metody automatizovaného řízení a detailně rozebírá automatizaci pokládky asfaltu.

  2. Společenská odpovědnost jako forma zefektivnění trhu práce

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    Stojaspal, Ondřej

    2010-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce „Společenská odpovědnost jako forma zefektivnění trhu práce“ si klade za cíl přiblížit aktuálně diskutovaný pojem sociální odpovědnosti – CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Tento problém analyzuje zejména z hlediska principů fungování trhu práce, zabývá se otázkou, jak (a zdali vůbec) lze na základě CSR dosáhnout zvýšení jeho efektivity. This thesis „Corporate Responsibility as a Form of Streamlining the Job Market“ aims to bring near the currently debated koncept ...

  3. The NA49 experiment

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    2000-01-01

    The two spokespersons of NA49, Reinhard Stock, Frankfurt (1991-1996), sitting and standing, Peter Seyboth, (1997-present), MPI Munich, in the target area of NA49 in front of the first superconducting vertex magnetone of the TPCs. NA49 is one of the seven experiments (NA44, NA45, NA49, NA50, NA52, WA97/NA57 and WA98) involved in CERN's Heavy Ion programme which provided evidence for the existence of a new state of matte, the quark-gluon plasma. In this state, quarks, instead of being bound up into more complex particles such as protons and neutrons, are liberated and roam freely. Theory predicts that this state must have existed at about 10 microseconds after the Big Bang, before the formation of matter as we know it today.

  4. Analyzing input/output subsystem security in Windows CE

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    Pereira, Barbara A.

    2001-01-01

    In the past few years, mobile handheld devices have emerged as an exciting new tool for accomplishing everyday tasks. Devices with the Windows CE operating system provide flexibility for the designer in the form of customizable modules and components. With wireless capabilities and a familiar user interface, Windows CE devices are becoming popular for such tasks as inventory control and information retrieval. By enhancing the self-protection of the operating system, handheld devices could be ...

  5. Cerocene Revisited: The Electronic Structure of and Interconversion Between Ce2(C8H8)3 and Ce(C8H8)2

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    Walter, Marc D.; Booth, Corwin H.; Lukens, Wayne W.; Andersen, Richard A.

    2009-02-02

    New synthetic procedures for the preparation of Ce(cot)2, cerocene, from [Li(thf)4][Ce(cot)2], and Ce2(cot)3 in high yield and purity are reported. Heating solid Ce(cot)2 yields Ce2(cot)3 and COT while heating Ce2(cot)3 with an excess of COT in C6D6 to 65oC over four months yields Ce(cot)2. The solid state magnetic susceptibility of these three organocerium compounds shows that Ce(cot)2 behaves as a TIP (temperature independent paramagnet) over the temperature range of 5-300 K, while that of Ce2(cot)3 shows that the spin carriers are antiferromagnetically coupled below 10 K; above 10 K, the individual spins are uncorrelated, and [Ce(cot)2]- behaves as an isolated f1 paramagnet. The EPR at 1.5K for Ce2(cot)3 and [Ce(cot)2]- have ground state of MJ= +- 1/2. The LIII edge XANES of Ce(cot)2 (Booth, C.H.; Walter, M.D.; Daniel, M.; Lukens, W.W., Andersen, R.A., Phys. Rev. Lett. 2005, 95, 267202) and 2Ce2(cot)3 over 30-500 K are reported; the Ce(cot)2 XANES spectra show Ce(III) and Ce(IV) signatures up to a temperature of approximately 500 K, whereupon the Ce(IV) signature disappears, consistent with the thermal behavior observed in the melting experiment. The EXAFS of Ce(cot)2 and Ce2(cot)3 are reported at 30 K; the agreement between the molecular parameters for Ce(cot)2 derived from EXAFS and single crystal X-ray diffraction data are excellent. In the case of Ce2(cot)3 no X-ray diffraction data are known to exist, but the EXAFS are consistent with a"triple-decker" sandwich structure. A molecular rationalization is presented for the electronic structure of cerocene having a multiconfiguration ground state that is an admixture of the two configurations Ce(III, 4f1)(cot1.5-)2 and Ce(IV, 4f0)(cot2-)2; the multiconfigurational ground state has profound effects on the magnetic properties and on the nature of the chemical bond in cerocene and, perhaps, other molecules.

  6. Dvoupásmová anténa s kruhovou polarizací pro pásmo 145 a 435 MHz

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    Urbánek, Tomáš

    2012-01-01

    Práce je zaměřena na dvoupásmovou kruhovou polarizovanou anténu, která je určena pro příjem na radioamatérských frekvencích 145 a 435 MHz. Nejdříve práce popisuje principy antén, poté se práce soustřeďuje na návrh a simulace. Anténa je simulovaná v programu 4nec2 a CST MICROWAVE STUDIO. The project is focused on the dualband circularly polarized antenna, which is designed for receiving amateur radio frequencies income 145 and 435 MHz. First the work describes the principles of the antennas...

  7. Self-healing effect of ceria electrodeposited thin films on stainless steel in aggressive 0.5 mol/L NaCl aqueous solution

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    Desislava Guergova; Emilia Stoyanova; Dimitar Stoychev; Ivalina Avramova; Plamen Stefanov

    2015-01-01

    The self-healing effect of electrochemically deposited CeO2-Ce2O3 films on stainless steel OC404 (SS) in 0.5 mol/L NaCl solution was studied. It was established that the corrosion potential of the steel, after covering it with CeO2-Ce2O3 layer and thermal treatment (i.e. potential of the system CeO2-Ce2O3/SSt.t.), was shifted sharply to a considerably more positive value, while the corro-sion current was reduced noticeably. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and scan-ning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses on the observed scratched surface area of the system CeO2-Ce2O3/SSt.t., after exposure of investigated specimens to 0.5 mol/L NaCl corrosion media, showed partial accumulation of ceria, as well as remarkable increase in the concentrations of oxides of Al, Cr and Fe, on the mechanically revealed steel surface. On the basis of the obtained results one could conclude that the secondary passive oxide/hydroxide films, formed after a definite time interval of exposure to corrosion media, acted as barriers, hindering the corrosion processes in active zones. A hypothesis was put forward about the mechanism of self-repairing oxide layers on the steel surface and their corrosion protection effect respectively.

  8. Optimal Culture of 4 Chlorellas Strains and Molecular Identification of Alga Strain CE14%4株小球藻缺陷培养条件的优化及藻株CE14的分子鉴定

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    邓晓东; 周玉娇; 费小雯

    2012-01-01

    Energy crisis and environmental pollution have become increasingly prominent with the extensive use of fossil fuels, which is widely considered to be unsustainable. Biodiesel is a potential alternative to fossil fuels. Microalgae have been considered the most promising biodiesel sources. Microalgae were collected from tropical freshwater water sampled around Haikou, and 185 strains of pure algae were obtained by fiat-panel separation. Of the strains four were preliminarily identified as chlorella strains, CE1, CE14, CE18 and CE31, and were cultured on 4 different high salt minimal (HSM) media, HSM, HSM-N (N-deficient), HSM-S, and HSM-P. Their biomass and lipid content were determined. The cultural media deficient of N and S gave notable impact on biomass production of all the four chlorella strains, and significantly increased their lipid contents as compared with the control. The cultural medium deficient of P had less influence on biomass production of the four chlo- rella strains, but increased notably lipid contents of strains CE1 and CE18. The strain CE14 grew very fast and contained high liquid, and its lipid content was the highest when cultured under the medium HSM-S as against other three media and accounted for 86.55% of the cell dry weight. This strain was identified based on 18S rD- NA sequencing and designated as the genus Chlorella, family Chlorellaceae, order Chlorocaccales, class Chloro- phyceae, division Chlorophyta, and its gene shared 99% similarity with the 18S rDNA gene of Chlorella vulgar- is. CE14 is a promising potential alga source for production of biodiesel fuel.%通过采集海口周边热带淡水水样,用平板分离纯化法获得158株纯藻,选择其中4株(CE1,CE14,CE18,CE31)经初步鉴定的小球藻进行缺陷培养(HSM,HSM-N,HSM—S,HSM-P4种培养基培养)及油脂含量测定,结果显示:N和S2种元素缺乏对这4株小球藻生物量影响较大,且使这4株小球藻的含油量显著

  9. Close-geometry efficiency calibration of LaCl3:Ce detectors: measurements and simulations

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    In particular, large amount of literature is available with HPGe detectors. However, not much work has been done on coincidence summing effects in scintillation detectors. This may be due to inferiority of scintillation detectors over HPGe detectors in terms of energy resolution which makes the accurate estimation of counts under individual peak very difficult. We report here experimental measurements and realistic simulations of absolute efficiencies (both photo-peak and total detection) and of coincidence summing correction factors in LaCl3 (Ce) scintillation detectors under close-geometry. These detectors have drawn interest owing to their properties superior to that of NaI(Tl) detectors, such as high light yield (46,000 photons/MeV), energy resolution (about 4%), decay time (25 ns), etc.

  10. Structural and optical study of Ce segregation in Ce-doped SiO{sub 1.5} thin films

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    Beainy, G.; Castro, C.; Pareige, P.; Talbot, E., E-mail: etienne.talbot@univ-rouen.fr [Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Université et INSA de Rouen, UMR CNRS 6634, Normandie Université, Avenue de l' Université, BP 12, 76801 St Etienne du Rouvray (France); Weimmerskirch-Aubatin, J.; Stoffel, M.; Vergnat, M.; Rinnert, H. [Université de Lorraine, UMR CNRS 7198, Institut Jean Lamour, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France)

    2015-12-21

    Cerium doped SiO{sub 1.5} thin films fabricated by evaporation and containing silicon nanocrystals were investigated by atom probe tomography. The effect of post-growth annealing treatment has been systematically studied to correlate the structural properties obtained by atom probe tomography to the optical properties measured by photoluminescence spectroscopy. The atom probe results demonstrated the formation of Ce-Si rich clusters upon annealing at 900 °C which leads to a drastic decrease of the Ce-related luminescence. At 1100 °C, pure Si nanocrystals and optically active cerium silicate compounds are formed. Consequently, the Ce-related luminescence is found to re-appear at this temperature while no Si-nanocrystal related luminescence is observed for films containing more than 3% Ce.

  11. Optical properties of LaF3:Ce and LaF3:Ce, Tb embedded polymer nanocomposites

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    Colloidal solutions containing LaF3:Ce and LaF3:Ce,Tb nanoparticles were synthesized and embedded in polyacrylamide through a simple procedure. Very fine colloidal nanoparticle suspension in dm-water was synthesized by adopting co-precipitation technique in acidic environment. Nanoparticles were characterized for their crystal structure, particle size, UV-ViS absorption and photoluminescence behavior using X-ray diffraction, DLS, and photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques respectively. Size of nano-crystals was estimated using the Scherer formula. The life time measurements of the colloidal solutions were done. The transparent polymer nano composites containing LaF3:Ce and LaF3:Ce, Tb exhibited emissions at 304 and 490, 543, 585, 622 nm respectively. The colloidal route for polymer nanocomposite synthesis seems to be an easy and effective way to fabricate optically transparent photo-luminescent composite materials in variety of sizes and shapes. (author)

  12. Strategie značky L'Oréal "Redken" na českém trhu

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    Matseushuk, Ewgeniya

    2008-01-01

    Cílem bakalářské práce bylo projít přes strategii značky Redken, zdůraznit fungování a vliv komunikační strategii na spotřebitele. Dalším cílem bylo analyzovat přítomnost Redken na českém trhu, a pro představení více názorného závěru bylo provedeno dotazování vybraného segmentu.

  13. Electro-regeneration of Ce(IV) in real spent Cr-etching solutions.

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    Chen, Te-San; Huang, Kuo-Lin

    2013-11-15

    This paper presents the electro-regeneration of Ce(IV) in real (hazardous) spent thin-film transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) Cr-etching solutions. In addition to Ce(III)>Ce(IV) in diffusivity, a quasi-reversible behavior of Ce(III)/Ce(IV) was observed at both boron-doped diamond (BDD) and Pt disk electrodes. The Ce(IV) yield on Pt increased with increasing current density, and the best current efficiency (CE) was obtained at 2A/2.25 cm(2). The performance in terms of Ce(IV) yield and CE of tested anodes was in order BDD>Pt>dimensional stable anode (DSA). At 2A/2.25 cm(2) on Pt and 40 °C for 90 min, the Ce(IV) yield, CE and apparent rate constant (k) for Ce(III) oxidation were 81.4%, 21.8% and 3.17 × 10(-4) s(-1), respectively. With the increase of temperature, the Ce(IV) yield, CE, and k increased (activation energy = 10.7 kJ/mol), but the specific electricity consumption decreased. The Neosepta CMX membrane was more suitable than Nafion-117 and Nafion-212 to be used as the separator of the Ce(IV) regeneration process. The obtained parameters are useful to design divided batch reactors for the Ce(IV) electro-regeneration in real spent Cr-etching solutions. PMID:24140527

  14. Non-Stoichiometry of UO2-CeO2: The System UO2-CeO2-CeO1.5 at 900 to 1200°C

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    This investigation covers the substoichiometric fluorite (UO2-CeO2) phase, that is, the behaviour of the system U1-yCe1-yO2+x. Though UO2 and CeO2 are completely miscible, and in the CeO2-CeO1-5 system the fluorite phase extends to CeO1.72 , the UO2-CeO2-CeO1.5 system is characterized by a large two-phase region, where two fluorite- type structures, one CeO2-rich, the other UO2-rich, coexist. Only in the UO2-rich corner of the ternary system is a noticeable single-phase region present. This is in contrast to the CeO2-UO2-UO267 system where a large single-phase region exists. The oxygen activity as a function of composition x was measured in U1-yCe1-yO2+x (y = 0.15 and 0.35) at 900°C, using H2/H2O and metal/metal oxide equilibria. In all cases the oxygen activity increases extremely rapidly with decreasing x; the behaviour of the system resembles that of dilute solutions of UO2+X in ThO2. Both systems can be explained by assuming defect complexes: a vacancy bound to two Ce3+, an interstitial oxygen bound to two U5+. (author)

  15. The CE3R Network: current status and future perspectives

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    Lenhardt, Wolfgang; Pesaresi, Damiano; Živčić, Mladen; Costa, Giovanni; Kuk, Kresimir; Bondár, István; Duni, Llambro; Spacek, Petr

    2016-04-01

    In order to improve the monitoring of seismic activities in the border regions and to enhance the collaboration between countries and seismological institutions in Central Europe, the Environment Agency of the Slovenian Republic (ARSO), the Italian National Institute for Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), the University of Trieste (UniTS) and the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) established in 2001 the "South Eastern Alps Transfrontier Seismological Network". In May 2014 ARSO, OGS, UniTS and ZAMG agreed to formalize the transfrontier network, to name it "Central and East European Earthquake Research Network", (CE3RN or CE3R Network) in order to locate it geographically since cross-border networks can be established in other areas of the world and to expand their cooperation, including institutions in other countries. The University of Zagreb (UniZG) joined CE3RN in October 2014. The Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory (KRSZO) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences joined CE3RN in October 2015. The Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment (IGEWE) of the Polytechnic University of Tirana joined CE3RN in November 2015. The Institute of Physics of the Earth (IPE) of the Masaryk University in Brno joined CE3RN in November 2015. CE3RN Parties intend to formalize and possibly extend their ongoing cooperation in the field of seismological data acquisition, exchange and use for seismological and earthquake engineering and civil protection purposes. The purpose of this cooperation is to retain and expand the existing cross-border network, specify the rules of conduct in the network management, improvements, extensions and enlargements, enhance seismological research in the region, and support civil protection activities. Since the formal establishment of CE3RN, several common projects have been completed, like the SeismoSAT project for the seismic data center connection over satellite funded by the Interreg

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Effects of CeO2 Support Facets on VOx/CeO2 Catalysts in Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol

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    Li, Yan; Wei, Zhehao; Gao, Feng; Kovarik, Libor; Peden, Charles HF; Wang, Yong

    2014-05-13

    CeO2 supports with dominating facets, i.e., low index (100), (110) and (111) facets, are prepared. The facet effects on the structure and catalytic performance of supported vanadium oxide catalysts are investigated using oxidative dehydrogenation of methanol as a model reaction. In the presence of mixed facets, Infrared and Raman characterizations demonstrate that surface vanadia species preferentially deposit on CeO2 (100) facets, presumably because of its higher surface energy. At the same surface vanadium densities, VOx species on (100) facets show better dispersion, followed by (110) and (111) facets. The VOx species on CeO2 nanorods with (110) and (100) facets display higher activity and lower apparent activation energies compared to that on CeO2 nanopolyhedras with dominating (111) facets and CeO2 nanocubes with dominating (100) facets. The higher activity for VOx/CeO2(110) might be related to the more abundant oxygen vacancies present on the (110) facets, evidenced from Raman spectroscopic measurements.

  19. Ce que Foucault a appris de Bentham

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Michel Foucault, à plusieurs reprises et sous différents angles, a dit ce qu’il devait à Jeremy Bentham, considéré comme le principal « technologue » de la société disciplinaire. Mais Foucault est beaucoup plus qu’un lecteur  de Bentham. Il doit être regardé sur certains points comme un héritier théorique inavoué et sur d’autres comme un interprète  original de son œuvre et de sa place dans l’histoire des formes et des conceptions politiques. La conception foucaldienne du pouvoir comme structuration d’un  certain champ d’action rappelle immanquablement les considérations de Bentham sur « l’influence », sur la « méthode oblique »  et sur la « législation indirecte » par lesquelles on peut orienter le comportement des sujets. D’autre part, la distinction qu’il opère entre « souveraineté » et  « gouvernementalité »   permet de considérer d’une nouvelle façon l’originalité théorique et historique de l’auteur du Fragment sur le gouvernement. Le concept foucaldien de biopolitique en est un parfait exemple.Michel Foucault insisted in several instances, and in several ways, on what he owed Jeremy Bentham, the main “technologist” of disciplinary societies. But Foucault did not only read Bentham: he must be regarded as, on the one hand, an unacknowledged disciple, and on the other, an original interpreter of his work and his role in the history of political forms and concepts. Foucault’s understanding of power as the structuring of a field of action cannot fail to recall Bentham’s views on “influence” and on “indirect legislation” as means of channelling the subjects’ behaviour. Elsewhere, his distinction between “sovereignty” and “governmentality” allows us to cast a fruitful retrospective look on the thought of the author of the Fragment on Government. Foucault’s concept of “biopolitics” provides a perfect example.

  20. Skriptovací jazyky na platformě Java

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    Genserek, Michal

    2013-01-01

    Práce se zabývá skriptovacími jazyky odpovídajícími normě JSR223 na platformě Java, součástí práce je i popis aplikačního rozhraní vyžadovaného touto normou. Dále je v práci zahrnuto zhodnocení problémů vyplývajících z použití skriptovacích jazyků na platformě Java, včetně jejich možných řešení. Jsou zde rovněž popsány jazyky Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Groovy a Clojure včetně případných rozdílů mezi různými implementacemi jejich běhového prostředí. Práce obsahuje také sadu benchmarků pro srovn...

  1. First-principles relativistic calculation for 4f-5d transition energy of Ce3+ in various fluoride hosts

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    In this paper, we investigated the 4f-5d transition energy of Ce3+ in various fluoride hosts based on the first-principles discrete-variational Dirac-Slater (DV-DS) calculations using Slater's transition-state theory. Especially, we focused on the lowest energy peak (1st peak) of 4f-5d transition for Ce3+ impurities. As the host crystals, we adopted the 15 fluorides, for which the experimental data of the lowest energy peak (1st peak) in 4f-5d transitions were available from literature except for NaMgF3 and BaMgF4. A high correlation between the experimental 1st peak energies and the theoretical ones was obtained which suggests a possibility to predict the 4f-5d transition energy of Ce3+ in various fluoride hosts using the first-principles calculation. - Graphical abstract: Correlation diagram between the experimental 1st peak energy and the theoretical 1st peak energy. The left figure (A) shows the results without the lattice relaxation by correction of bond length and right one (B) shows the results with the lattice relaxation by correction of bond length. The corresponding coefficients of correlation R are 0.78 and 0.98, respectively

  2. Výběr vhodné obchodní strategie na Forexu

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    Sedláček, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá obchodováním na burze s využitím technické analýzy. Je kladen důraz na výběr vhodné obchodovací strategie s využitím znalosti technických indikátorů a ukazatelů a správy finančních prostředků. Práce je rozdělena na tři stěžejní části. Vprvní části jsou popsána teoretická východiska práce – popis finančního trhu, jednotlivé indikátory a ukazatele a sledování správy finančního majetku. Tyto teoretické poznatky popisují trh, na kterém se obchoduje, různé druhy analýz a jak s...

  3. Možnosti realizace modifikovaného Conconiho testu pro běžce

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    Kalina Tomáš

    2012-01-01

    V příspěvku jsou představeny tři varianty modifikovaného Conconiho testu pro vytrvalostní běžce. Conconiho test představuje dostupnou neinvazivní metodu pro kontrolu výkonnosti a řízení sportovního tréninku v terénních podmínkách. Na stránkách http://is.muni.cz/do/fsps/kat_psp/atletika/software/conconi je dostupný pomocný program „Conconiho test“ ulehčující stanovení tempa při variantě na atletickém oválu.

  4. Vyhledávání hlasem na internetu

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    Belobrad, Michal

    2011-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá tvorbou aplikace pro dotykové telefony s operačním systémem Bada. Cílem této aplikace je umožnit uživatelům vyhledávat na internetu pomocí svého hlasu. Seznámíme se s telefonem Samsung Wave, pro který byla tato aplikace vyvíjena. Dále blíže se podíváme na zpracování výsledků rozpoznávače, našeptávače a jejich kombinace. This thesis is concerned with creating applications for touchscreen phones with the operating system Bada. The objective of this applic...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Levels in 146Ce and the N = 88 isotones

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    An investigation of the level structure of 146Ce following the beta decay of the low-spin isomer of 146La has been carried out at the ISOL facility TRISTAN at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The half-life for the low spin isomer was found to be 6.0 +- 0.4s. A partial level scheme for 146Ce below 2 MeV is given. The level energies and some B(E2) values extracted from our data have been compared with IBA-2 calculations done entirely with extrapolated parameters from neighboring Z nuclei in order to check the predictive power of the model. Systematics of the Z = 58 isotopes and N = 88 isotones indicate that although 146Ce is more deformed than its isotones with Z >= 60, the transition to the well-deformed region can probably more correctly be thought to occur after 146Ce, between N = 88 and N = 90, as it does for Z >= 60. The abrupt onset of deformation present in the higher Z isotopes is not seen in the Ce isotopes where the trend is found to be rather smooth throughout. (orig.)

  8. MOBING NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Grunt, Maja

    2016-01-01

    Diplomsko delo se osredotoča na probleme mobinga na delovnem mestu in morebitne rešitve. Razdeljeno je na teoretični in empirični del. V teoretičnem delu smo opredelili pojem mobing na delovnem mestu, kot ga razlagajo različni avtorji, oblike mobinga, ki kažejo na to, da se v podjetjih mobing pojavlja na različne načine in v vseh smereh, vzroke za njegovo nastajanje, ki se kažejo v kulturi organizacije, značilnostih organizacije dela, značilnostih žrtev mobinga in značilnostih napadalcev. Pr...

  9. Photoluminescence, and scintillation/thermoluminescence yields of several Ce3+ and Eu2+ activated borates

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    Powder samples of the borates YBO3 : Ce3+, GdBO3 : Ce3+, Li6Y(BO3)3 : Ce3+, LaB3O6 : Ce3+, GdB3O6 : Ce3+, LaMgB5O10 : Ce3+, YMgB5O10 : Ce3+, CaLaB7O13 : Ce3+, CaLaB7O13 : Eu2+, Ca4YO(BO3)3 : Ce3+ and CaYOBO3 : Eu2+ were studied. The photoluminescence properties of Ce3+ in these compounds are discussed and some of them are reported for the first time. The scintillation light yield of the orthoborates YBO3 : Ce3+, GdBO3 : Ce3+, ScBO3 : Ce3+ and YAl3B4O12 : Ce3+ is of the order of 10,000 pho/MeV. The light yield due to Ce3+ in the other borates is an order of magnitude lower. In LaB3O6 : Ce3+ and LaMgB5O10 : Ce3+ a broad emission band, attributed to self-trapped exciton (STE) emission, is observed under X-ray excitation. The STE light yield of LaB3O6 : Ce3+ (0.05%) is 8000 pho/MeV and it is quenched at higher Ce concentrations. Thermoluminescence measurements show that none of these materials has a potential to be utilized as a thermal neutron storage phosphor

  10. Skalna Brama na Trojaku

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    Rozdział w książce: Słomka, T., Kicińska-Świderska, A., Doktor, M., Joniec, A. (Red.), 2006. Katalog geologicznych stanowisk dokumentacyjnych i obiektów geoturystycznych w Polsce. Catalogue of the documentation stands and geoturistic objects in Poland. Kraków, 260.

  11. Mixed cerium-platinum oxides: Electronic structure of [CeO]Ptn (n = 1, 2) and [CeO2]Pt complex anions and neutrals.

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    Ray, Manisha; Kafader, Jared O; Topolski, Josey E; Jarrold, Caroline Chick

    2016-07-28

    The electronic structures of several small Ce-Pt oxide complexes were explored using a combination of anion photoelectron (PE) spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations. Pt and Pt2 both accept electron density from CeO diatomic molecules, in which the cerium atom is in a lower-than-bulk oxidation state (+2 versus bulk +4). Neutral [CeO]Pt and [CeO]Pt2 complexes are therefore ionic, with electronic structures described qualitatively as [CeO(+2)]Pt(-2) and [CeO(+)]Pt2 (-), respectively. The associated anions are described qualitatively as [CeO(+)]Pt(-2) and [CeO(+)]Pt2 (-2), respectively. In both neutrals and anions, the most stable molecular structures determined by calculations feature a distinct CeO moiety, with the positively charged Ce center pointing toward the electron rich Pt or Pt2 moiety. Spectral simulations based on calculated spectroscopic parameters are in fair agreement with the spectra, validating the computationally determined structures. In contrast, when Pt is coupled with CeO2, which has no Ce-localized electrons that can readily be donated to Pt, the anion is described as [CeO2]Pt(-). The molecular structure predicted computationally suggests that it is governed by charge-dipole interactions. The neutral [CeO2]Pt complex lacks charge-dipole stabilizing interactions, and is predicted to be structurally very different from the anion, featuring a single Pt-O-Ce bridge bond. The PE spectra of several of the complexes exhibit evidence of photodissociation with Pt(-) daughter ion formation. The electronic structures of these complexes are related to local interactions in Pt-ceria catalyst-support systems. PMID:27475371

  12. Crystal structure of the CeIr3 compound

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    The crystal structure of the CeIr3 compound was refined for the first time from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data, down to R=0.0490, wR2=0.1052. This compound crystallizes in the PuNi3 structure type, space group R3-bar m (a=5.290(2) A, c=26.220(4) A, Z=9, V=635.44 A3, ρ=16.835 g cm-3, μ=156.36 mm-1). CeIr3 belongs to the R2m+nM4m+5n family, where m and n are the numbers of MgCu2- and CaCu5-type slabs, respectively. For CeIr3, m and n were found to be both equal to 1

  13. Transverse wobbling motion in $^{134}$Ce and $^{136}$Nd

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    2016-01-01

    The existence of one-phonon and possible two-phonon transverse wobbling bands is proposed for the first time in two even-even nuclei, $^{134}$Ce and $^{136}$Nd. The predominant $E2$ character of the $\\Delta I = 1$ transitions connecting the one-phonon wobbling band in $^{134}$Ce to the two-quasiparticle yrast band supports the wobbling interpretation. The extracted wobbling frequencies decrease with increasing spin, indicating the transverse character of the wobbling motion, with the angular momenta of the two quasiparticles aligned perpendicular to the axis of collective rotation. A candidate for two-phonon wobbling motion is also proposed in $^{136}$Nd. The wobbling frequencies calculated in the harmonic frozen approximation are in good agreement with the experimental ones for both the$^{134}$Ce and $^{136}$Nd nuclei.

  14. Performance Evaluation of CE-OFDM in PLC Channel

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    El ghzaoui Mohammed, Belkadid Jamal, Benbassou Ali

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    Full Text Available One major drawback associated with an OFDM system is that the transmitter’soutput signal may have a high peak-to-average ratio (PAPR. High levels of PARmay be a limiting factor for power line communication (PLC where regulatorybodies have fixed the maximum amount of transmit power. To overcome thisproblem, many approaches have been presented in the literature. One potentialsolution for reducing the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR in an OFDMsystem is to utilize a constant envelope OFDM (CE-OFDM system. This paperdescribes a CE-OFDM based modem for Power Line Communications (PLCover the low voltage distribution network. The impact of the electrical applianceson the signal transmission is investigated. The good performances of the BERhave been checked by the simulation platform of real PLC channel using Matlab.Finally, CE-OFDM-CPM is compared with conventional OFDM under HomePlugAV..

  15. Performance Evaluation of CE-OFDM in PLC Channel

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    El Ghzaoui Mohammed

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available One major drawback associated with an OFDM system is that the transmitter’s output signal may have a high peak-to-average ratio (PAPR. High levels of PAR may be a limiting factor for power line communication (PLC where regulatory bodies have fixed the maximum amount of transmit power. To overcome this problem, many approaches have been presented in the literature. One potential solution for reducing the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR in an OFDM system is to utilize a constant envelope OFDM (CE-OFDM system. This paper describes a CE-OFDM based modem for Power Line Communications (PLC over the low voltage distribution network. The impact of the electrical appliances on the signal transmission is investigated. The good performances of the BER have been checked by the simulation platform of real PLC channel using Matlab. Finally, CE-OFDM-CPM is compared with conventional OFDM under HomePlug AV.

  16. 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.

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    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.

  17. Surface and bulk 4f-photoemission spectra of CeIn3 and CeSn3

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    Resonant photoemission spectroscopy was performed on CeIn3 and CeSn3 at the 4d-4f and 3d-4f core thresholds. Using the different surface sensitivity between the two photon energies, surface and bulk 4f-photoemission spectra were derived for both compounds. With the noncrossing approximation of the Anderson impurity model, the 4d-4f resonant spectra together with the surface and bulk spectra were self-consistently analyzed to obtain the microscopic parameters such as the 4f-electron energy and the hybridization strength with conduction electrons. The result shows a substantial difference in these parameters between the surface and the bulk, indicating that it is important to take into account the surface effect in analyzing photoemission spectra of Ce compounds. It is also found that the 4f surface core-level shift is different between CeIn3 and CeSn3. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  18. Hotel na Vysočině

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    Diplomová práce s názvem Hotel na Vysočině řeší projektovou dokumentaci ve stupni pro provedení stavby. Hotel má tři nadzemní podlaží. Objekt je nepodsklepený. Zastřešení je provedeno plochou a šikmou střechou. Zdící systém POROTHERM s kontaktním zateplením expandovaným polystyrenem EPS -F. The master thesis named Hotel at Vysočina solves project documentation in the degree for building construction. The hotel has three floors. The object is without a cellar. As roofing is used a flat and ...

  19. 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)

  20. Sensitive redox speciation of neptunium by CE-ICP-MS

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    Stoebener, Nils; Amayri, Samer; Gehl, Aaron; Kaplan, Ugras; Malecha, Kurtis; Reich, Tobias [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Mainz (Germany)

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    Capillary electrophoresis (CE) was used to separate the neptunium oxidation states Np(IV) and Np(V), which are the only oxidation states of Np that are stable under environmental conditions. The CE setup was coupled to an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (Agilent 7500ce) using a Mira Mist CE nebulizer and a Scott-type spray chamber. The combination of the separation capacity of CE with the detection sensitivity of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows identification and quantification of Np(IV) and Np(V) at the trace levels expected in the far field of a nuclear waste repository. Limits of detection of 1 x 10{sup -9} and 5 x 10{sup -10} mol L{sup -1} for Np(IV) and Np(V), respectively, were achieved, with a linear range from 10{sup -9} to 10{sup -6} mol L{sup -1}. The method was applied to study the redox speciation of the Np remaining in solution after interaction of 5 x 10{sup -7} mol L{sup -1} Np(V) with Opalinus Clay. Under mildly oxidizing conditions, a Np sorption of 31% was found, with all the Np remaining in solution being Np(V). A second sorption experiment performed in the presence of Fe{sup 2+} led to complete sorption of the Np onto the clay. After desorption with HClO{sub 4}, a mixture of Np(IV) and Np(V) was found in solution by CE-ICP-MS, indicating that some of the sorbed Np had been reduced to Np(IV) by Fe{sup 2+}. (orig.)

  1. The solid solutions (Ce1-xLax)RuSn

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    X-Ray-pure samples of the solid solutions (Ce1-xLax)RuSn were obtained up to x = 0.5. Powder diffraction data show the CeRuSn-type superstructure up to x ∼ 0.3 and the CeCoAl-type subcell for higher lanthanum contents. The structure of a single crystal with x = 0.5 was refined on the basis of single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data: CeCoAl type, C2/m, a = 1160.8(2), b = 477.6(1), c = 511.6(1) pm, β = 102.97(2) , wR = 0.0510, 444 F2 values, 20 variables. Magnetic investigations were performed for all samples up to a lanthanum content of x = 0.4. No cooperative phenomena could be observed, and all samples show Curie-Weiss behavior above a certain temperature. The cerium valence is about 3.32(2) for all samples of the solid solution. Hence, La3+ has to replace Ce3+ as well as Ce4+ in a particular quantity. The electrical resistivity measurements confirm the suppression of the magnetic ordering and the structural transition upon replacement of cerium by lanthanum. 119Sn Moessbauer spectra of samples with x = 0.2 and 0.5 are indicative of single tin sites with isomer shifts of δ = 1.86(1) mm s-1 for x = 0.2 and δ = 1.88(1) mm s-1 for x = 0.5. Both signals are subject to significant quadrupole splitting, a consequence of the low site symmetry. Results of XANES measurements are perfectly in line with the cerium valences determined by susceptibility measurements and yield a constant value of 3.16(1) for all investigated compounds. (orig.)

  2. 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.

  3. Tunable luminescence and white light emission of novel multiphase sodium calcium silicate nanophosphors doped with Ce3+, Tb3+, and Mn2+ ions

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    This study reports the sol–gel synthesis of sodium calcium multiphase silicate (SCMS) nanophosphors. X-ray powder diffraction indicated the crystallization of devitrite (Na2Ca3Si6O16), wollastonite-2M (CaSiO3), and cristobalite (SiO2) phases that consistently occurred together upon repeated syntheses. The multiphase silicate system was used as a host matrix for varied concentrations of Ce3+, Tb3+, and Mn2+ dopant ions which resulted in tunable photoluminescence. A broad violet/UV emission band of Ce3+ (350–425 nm) combined with blue-green emissions of Tb3+ (488 and 545 nm) and a yellow-orange emission of Mn2+ (560 nm) resulted in the observance of white light (x=0.31, y=0.32, TC=6624 K) under midwave UV excitation (300–340 nm). Energy transfer from Ce3+→Tb3+ and Ce3+→Mn2+ was confirmed by steady state and time-resolved emission spectra, lifetime, and quantum yield measurements. The structural properties, morphology, and elemental composition of the nanophosphors were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). -- Highlights: • White light-emitting multiphase silicate nanophosphors were prepared for the first time. • Multiple crystalline silicate phases were reproduced consistently by repeated syntheses. • Energy transfer from Ce3+→Tb3+ and Ce3+→Mn2+ was confirmed by PL, lifetime, and QY measurements

  4. 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.

  5. Atomic transition probabilities of Ce I from Fourier transform spectra

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    Atomic transition probabilities for 2874 lines of the first spectrum of cerium (Ce I) are reported. These data are from new branching fraction measurements on Fourier transform spectra normalized with previously reported radiative lifetimes from time-resolved laser-induced-fluorescence measurements (Den Hartog et al 2009 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 42 085006). The wavelength range of the data set is from 360 to 1500 nm. Comparisons are made to previous investigations which are less extensive. Accurate Ce i transition probabilities are needed for lighting research and development on metal halide high-intensity discharge lamps.

  6. Atomic transition probabilities of Ce I from Fourier transform spectra

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    Lawler, J E; Wood, M P; Den Hartog, E A [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1150 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Chisholm, J [Department of Physics, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (United States); Nitz, D E [Department of Physics, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057 (United States); Sobeck, J, E-mail: jelawler@wisc.ed, E-mail: chishojd@bc.ed, E-mail: nitz@stolaf.ed, E-mail: mpwood@wisc.ed, E-mail: jsobeck@uchicago.ed, E-mail: eadenhar@wisc.ed [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

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    Atomic transition probabilities for 2874 lines of the first spectrum of cerium (Ce I) are reported. These data are from new branching fraction measurements on Fourier transform spectra normalized with previously reported radiative lifetimes from time-resolved laser-induced-fluorescence measurements (Den Hartog et al 2009 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 42 085006). The wavelength range of the data set is from 360 to 1500 nm. Comparisons are made to previous investigations which are less extensive. Accurate Ce i transition probabilities are needed for lighting research and development on metal halide high-intensity discharge lamps.

  7. 57Fe NMR study of nitrided Ce2 Fe17

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    The 57 Fe NMR of Ce2 Fe17 Nx (x=0-1.5) was measured in the ordered magnetic state at 4.2 K. For x = 0, resonances coming from all Fe sites have been identified in the 30 - 45 MHz range. With nitrogenation, new lines appear in the range 37 - 54 MHz. Every nitrogenated sample shows three sets of lines, arising from regions where Ce atoms have 0, 2, and 3 nitrogen atoms as near neighbors. (author). 5 refs., 1 fig

  8. Certification of Confluence Proofs using CeTA

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    CeTA was originally developed as a tool for certifying termination proofs which have to be provided as certificates in the CPF-format. Its soundness is proven as part of IsaFoR, the Isabelle Formalization of Rewriting. By now, CeTA can also be used for certifying confluence and non-confluence proofs. In this system description, we give a short overview on what kind of proofs are supported, and what information has to be given in the certificates. As we will see, only a small amount of informa...

  9. 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

  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. Microstructure and Composition of a Ce-pyrochlore: A Chemical Analog for Pu-pyrochlore

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    Xu, Huifang; Wang, Yifeng; Garvie, Laurence A. J.; Putnam, Robert L.; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2003-07-01

    Ce-pyrochlore (CaCeTi2O7), is a chemical analogue for CaPuTi2O7, which is a proposed ceramic waste form for deposition of excess weapon-usable Pu in geological repositories. Ce-pyrochlore was synthesized by firing and annealing a mixture of Ce(NO3)4, TiO2, and Ca(OH)2 with a stoichiometry of CaCeTi2O7 at 1,300°C for 50 hours. The annealed product contains Ce-pyrochlore, Ce-bearing perovskite, CeO2 (cerianite), and minor CaO. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) was used to determine the valence of Ce in the synthesized materials using the shape of the Ce M4,5 edge. Cerium in the perovskite is dominated by Ce3+. The Ce4+/ΣCe in the pyrochlore is 0.8, giving (Ca0.87Ce0.203+Ce0.864+Ti0.05)Ti2O7. High-resolution TEM images show that the boundary between pyrochlore and perovskite is semicoherently bonded. The orientational relationship between the neighboring pyrochlore and perovskite is not random. There are no glassy phases observed at the grain boundaries between pyrochlore and perovskite, and between CeO2 and pyrochlore. It is postulated, based on the presence of trivalent Ce in the Ce-pyrochlore, that the neutron poisons such as Gd can be incorporated into the CaPuTi2O7 phase.

  12. Improved sulfur-resistant ability on CO oxidation of Pd/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 over Pd/CeO2-TiO2 and Pd/CeO2

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    The influence of sulfation on Pd/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2, Pd/CeO2-TiO2 and Pd/CeO2 was investigated. Physical structure and chemical properties of different catalysts were characterized by N2 adsorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), CO chemisorption, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). After 10 h SO2 sulfation, it was found that the decrement on CO oxidation catalytic activity was limited on Pd/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 compared to Pd/CeO2-TiO2 and Pd/CeO2. It demonstrated that Pd/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 was more sulfur resistant compared to the other two catalysts. Af-ter sulfur exposure, catalyst texture was not much influenced as shown by N2 adsorption and XRD, and surface Pd atoms were poi-soned indicated by CO chemisorption results. Pd/Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 and Pd/CeO2-TiO2 exhibited less sulfur accumulation compared to Pd/CeO2 in the sulfation process. Furthermore, XPS results clarified that surface sulfur amount, especially surface sulfates amount on the sulfated catalysts was more crucial for the deactivation in sulfur containing environment.

  13. Doping effects on protonic conduction in SrCeO3- and BaCeO3 - based perovskites

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    One studied the electric conductivity of SrCe1-xMxO3 and BaCe1-xMxO3 (M - rare-earth elements) proton conductors with the perovskite structure depending on the doping level. Occurrence of maximums and minimums of the proton conductivity was explained on the basis of the typical conductivity was explained on the basis of the typical structure variations of the lattice under doping. One studied the anomalies of BaCe1-xErxO3 ceramics properties within two-phase range on the basis of the concepts about percolation clusters. It is shown, that mobility percolation types in proton-conducting thin films and ceramics should differ essentially

  14. TDPAC study of 140Ce local susceptibility in the Kondo insulator system CeNi1-xCoxSn

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    We have measured the local magnetic susceptibility (χloc) of 140Ce in the alloy system CeNi1-xCoxSn for x=0,0.3 and 0.38 in the range 28-300 K using TDPAC method. The results show strongly reduced χloc values in all the alloys. Using the Coqblin-Schrieffer model we obtain the Kondo temperatures TK to be 90, 112 and 170 K for x=0.0,0.38 and 0.30, respectively. In addition, for x=0.38, the data show an abrupt drop in the χloc value at 48 K indicating a first-order valence transition for Ce ions. (orig.)

  15. Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of (La,Ce,Tb)BO_3 Phosphors%(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3的合成及光谱性质

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    王林生; 文小强; 周健; 赖华生; 王玉香; 黄可龙

    2009-01-01

    采用高温固相法合成了(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3绿色发光粉,并对该发光粉进行了XRD和SEM分析.结果表明:(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3的晶体结构和LaBO_3相同,Ce~(3+)、Tb~(3+)的掺入并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)BO_3的光谱性质,在(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3的发射和激发光谱中除了有Tb~(3+)的特征发射和激发峰外,还有Ce~(3+)的特征发射和激发峰.比较了(La,Ce)BO_3发射光谱和(La,Tb)BO_3的激发光谱,两者存在重叠,这为Ce~(3+)→Tb~(3+)的能量传递提供了条件.将(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3的发射光谱与商品粉(La,Ce,Tb)PO_4进行比较,两者的发射主峰都在541 nm处, (La,Ce,Tb)BO_3在489 nm处的峰位稍有红移,通过计算表明,(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3的发光亮度达到商品粉(La,Ce,Tb)PO_4的94.7%.因此,(La,Ce,Tb)BO_3是一种很有应用前景的绿色发光粉.

  16. Channeling Studies of CeO₂ and Ce₁-xZrxO₂ Films on Yttria-Stabilized ZrO₂(111)

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    Shutthanandan, V; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai; Kim, Y J; Peden, Charles HF

    2001-07-01

    Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and channeling techniques have been used to investigate the crystalline quality and interfacial properties of epitaxially grown CeO₂ and Ce₀.₇Zr₀.₃O₂ films on yttria-stabilized ZrO₂(111) substrates. Both films appear to have high crystalline quality with minimum yeild of Ce in the CeO₂ and Ce₀.₇Zr₀.₃O₂ films determined to be 4.7% and 12.1% respectively. Visibility of more Ce atoms to the ion beam at the interface compared to the bulk of the film indicates that both films show significant disorder at the interface. The normalized angular yield curves obtained from Ce and Zr indicate that the Ce atomic rows in the CeO₂ film are parallel to the Zr atomic rows in the substrates. Both films appear to have high crystalline quality with minimum yeild of Ce in the CeO₂ and Ce₀.₇Zr₀.₃O₂ films determined to be 4.7% and 12.1% respectively. Visibility of more Ce atoms to the ion beam at the interface compared to the bulk of the film indicates that both films show significant disorder at the interface. The normalized angular yield curves obtained from Ce and Zr indicate that the Ce atomic rows in the CeO₂ film are parallel to the Zr atomic rows in the substrates. Approximately 88% of the Zr atoms substitutionally occupy the Ce cation lattice sites in the Ce₀.₇Zr₀.₃O₂ film.

  17. Aplikace metod komplexního hodnocení podniků na akciovou společnost Tesla

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    Práce aplikuje na akciovou společnost Tesla metody komplexního hodnocení podniků. Jedná se zejména o bonitní a bankrotní indikátory jako jsou IN indexy, Altmanovo Z skóre, Tafflerův index, Tamariho rizikový index, Index bonity; dále práce obsahuje Pollakovu metodu stanovení vitality podniku, metodu Quelle a analýzu finanční důvěryhodnosti společnosti podle návodu R. Grünwalda. Cílem práce je nejen ohodnotit finanční zdraví společnosti Tesla, ale také analyzovat jednotlivé použité metody....

  18. Effect of Ce concentration on luminescence properties of Gd3Ga3Al2O12:Ce nanocrystals

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    Singh, K. V.; Singh, J. P.; Shinde, S.; Singh, A. K.; Tyagi, M.

    2016-05-01

    Gd3Ga3Al2O12 (GGAG) polycrystalline nano-powders doped with different Ce concentrations were prepared by a co-precipitation method followed by heat treatment at 1000°C for 24 h in air and Ar ambient. Structural and morphological studies show that the synthesized powder is pure phase having nanometer (30-50 nm) particle size. Luminescence studies carried out using UV and X-ray excitations revealed a decrease in the luminescence intensity for a Ce concentration greater than 0.5 mol% due to the concentration quenching.

  19. Cério (Ce em ferricretes nodulares desenvolvidos em solos da formação adamantina Cerium (Ce in some nodular ferricretes developed in soils of the adamantina formation

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de concentrações anômalas de elementos traço em ferricretes, como cério (Ce e outros elementos das terras raras, tem apoiado discussões a respeito da gênese dessas feições em diferentes ambientes do planeta. No município de Pindorama (SP, no sopé de uma vertente com domínio de Argissolos Vermelho-Amarelos abrúpticos derivados do arenito cretácico da Formação Adamantina, Grupo Bauru (Ka, ocorrem horizontes ferricretes, cujas características e gênese são escassamente conhecidas, embora sejam de ocorrência comum na região norte do Estado de São Paulo. Procurou-se verificar a presença de concentrações de elementos terras raras nesses solos e assim poder fornecer subsídios para o conhecimento da gênese desses ferricretes, estudando-se um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo Eutrófico abrúptico plíntico dessa vertente. Após descrição morfológica do perfil, determinou-se a granulometria, bem como as concentrações de Fe e Mn totais (fluorescência de raios X, extraídos por ataque sulfúrico, ditionito-citrato e por oxalato dos horizontes e dos nódulos encontrados. Em glébulas selecionadas, realizou-se estudos submicroscópicos e microanálises pontuais. Acumulações localizadas de Ce na forma de cerianita (CeO2 foram encontradas apenas nos nódulos petroplínticos que apresentam revestimentos de óxidos de Mn, situados na base do horizonte petroplíntico, e cuja gênese está associada ao rebaixamento definitivo do lençol freático. Cobalto (Co também se concentra no interior dos nódulos ferro-manganíferos devido à ação co-precipitadora dos óxidos de manganês aí depositados.The observation of rare earth element (REE accumulations, especially Ce, has led to an open discussion about the genesis of lateritic weathering systems. In the landscape of the northern State of São Paulo (Brazil, lateritic covers predominantly nodular exist in different topographic levels and, although not documented, constitute a

  20. Role of monovalent co-dopants on the PL emission properties of YAl3(BO3)4:Ce3+phosphor

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    R Satheesh Kumar; V Ponnusamy; V Sivakumar; MT Jose

    2014-01-01

    The cerium (Ce3+) doped yttrium aluminium borate (YAB) phosphor was synthesized by modified solid state reaction. The phosphor’s phase purity and its emission properties were studied using powder X-ray diffraction pattern and photoluminescence spec-troscopy. The synthesized YAB had rhomobohedral crystal structure. The phosphor had two different excitation and emission spectra. By 325 nm excitation, the phosphor had emission at 373 nm and with 363 nm excitation;the phosphor gave violet-blue emission at 418 nm. The UV emission of the phosphor originated due to Ce3+ions at the yttrium site and violet-blue emission owing to Ce3+ions at non-regular sites viz., Al3+and interstitial sites. The emission intensity of the phosphor was enhanced when monovalent ions (K+, Na+, and F-) were added as co-dopants. The crucial role of ionic radii of monovalent co-dopants on the emission enhancement of the YAB:Ce3+phosphor was reported. Thermogravimetric study showed that the YAB possessed high thermal stability at up to 900 °C.

  1. Information System through ANIS at CeSAM

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    Moreau, C.; Agneray, F.; Gimenez, S.

    2015-09-01

    ANIS (AstroNomical Information System) is a web generic tool developed at CeSAM to facilitate and standardize the implementation of astronomical data of various kinds through private and/or public dedicated Information Systems. The architecture of ANIS is composed of a database server which contains the project data, a web user interface template which provides high level services (search, extract and display imaging and spectroscopic data using a combination of criteria, an object list, a sql query module or a cone search interfaces), a framework composed of several packages, and a metadata database managed by a web administration entity. The process to implement a new ANIS instance at CeSAM is easy and fast : the scientific project has to submit data or a data secure access, the CeSAM team installs the new instance (web interface template and the metadata database), and the project administrator can configure the instance with the web ANIS-administration entity. Currently, the CeSAM offers through ANIS a web access to VO compliant Information Systems for different projects (HeDaM, HST-COSMOS, CFHTLS-ZPhots, ExoDAT,...).

  2. Low Cost CE-NMR with Microcoils for Chemical Detection

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    Adams, K L; Klunder, G; Demas, V; Malba, V; Bernhardt, A; Evan, L; Harvey, C; Maxwell, R; Herberg, J

    2008-07-25

    Understanding speciation in solids and solutions is important for environmental and toxicological purposes. Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a simple rapid separation technique that can be used to identify species in solution. CE is particularly is well suited for rapid separations of metal containing samples. Direct on-capillary measurement of metal compound speciation can be obtained with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The development of a low-cost microcoil CE-NMR system for in situ characterization of samples of interest is discussed. High precision laser lithography is used to produce copper sputtered microcoils that have comparable resistivity and quality factors to that of hand wound microcoils. A portable NMR system coupled with a CE system has the potential to identify chemical species in aqueous solutions. In addition, transient isotachophoresis can separate and pre-concentrate samples of interest to obtain separate chemical peaks for speciation by online NMR analysis. We are developing separation assays to determine the speciation of chemical complexes in solutions with minimal perturbation to the original sample equilibrium. On-line NMR measurements will be made downstream of the UV detector.

  3. Low Cost CE-NMR with Microcoils for Chemical Detection

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    Adams, K; Klunder, G; Demas, V; Malba, V; Bernhardt, A; Evan, L; Harvey, C; Maxwell, R; Herberg, J L

    2009-01-08

    Understanding speciation in solids and solutions is important for environmental and toxicological purposes. Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a simple rapid separation technique that can be used to identify species in solution. CE is particularly is well suited for rapid separations of metal containing samples. Direct on-capillary measurement of metal compound speciation can be obtained with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The development of a low-cost microcoil CE-NMR system for in situ characterization of samples of interest is discussed. High precision laser lithography is used to produce copper sputtered microcoils that have comparable resistivity and quality factors to that of hand wound microcoils. A portable NMR system coupled with a CE system has the potential to identify chemical species in aqueous solutions. In addition, transient isotachophoresis can separate and pre-concentrate samples of interest to obtain separate chemical peaks for speciation by online NMR analysis. We are developing separation assays to determine the speciation of chemical complexes in solutions with minimal perturbation to the original sample equilibrium. On-line NMR measurements will be made downstream of the UV detector.

  4. A Sesame Equation of State for Dense Ce

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    Greeff, Carl William [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Crockett, Scott [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-03-15

    We generated a new Sesame equation of state table for Ce. It is a single effective phase table for the high density phases α, α ', ϵ and liquid. Also, the EOS is meant to be used with a ramp to represent the initial low density γ phase.

  5. Improved performance of QCD code on ALiCE

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    2003-01-01

    We present results for the performance of QCD code on ALiCE, the Alpha-Linux Cluster Engine at Wuppertal. We describe the techniques employed to optimise the code, including the metaprogramming of assembler kernels, the effects of data layout and an investigation into the overheads incurred by the communication.

  6. Investigation of positive parity degenerate dipole bands in 133Ce

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    A pair of dipole bands B2 and B3 have been identified with same parity in 133Ce. To study the decay properties of these bands and measure their electromagnetic transition strengths, an experiment was carried out to collect high statistics and high fold γ-coincidence data

  7. 32 CFR Appendix B to Part 247 - CE Publications

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    2010-07-01

    ... 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,...

  8. Magnetotransport in CeCu6-xAux

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    We report on a comparative study of the low-temperature magnetoresistance ρxx(B) and Hall resistance ρxy(B) of CeCu6-xAux for 0=xx(B), and of the anomalous Hall effect and bandstructure effects of the heavy-quasiparticle bands affecting ρxy(B)

  9. O- centers in LuAG:Ce,Mg ceramics

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    Hu, C.; Liu, S.; Fasoli, M.; Vedda, A.; Nikl, Martin; Feng, X. Q.; Pan, Y.B.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 4 (2015), s. 245-249. ISSN 1862-6254 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP204/12/0805 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : scintillator * hole center * EPR * LuAG * Ce 3+ Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.142, year: 2014

  10. Nuclear data treatment for SAM-CE Monte Carlo calculations

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    The treatment of nuclear data by the SAM-CE Monte Carlo code system is presented. The retrieval of neutron, gamma production, and photon data from the ENDF/B fils is described. Integral cross sections as well as differential data are utilized in the Monte Carlo calculations, and the processing procedures for the requisite data are summarized

  11. Estimation of bulk transfer coefficient for latent heat flux (Ce)

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    Sadhuram, Y.

    The bulk transfer coefficient for latent heat flux (Ce) has been estimated over the Arabian Sea from the moisture budget during the pre-monsoon season of 1988. The computations have been made over two regions (A: 0-8 degrees N: 60-68 degrees E: B: 0...

  12. Electrochemical formation process and phase control of Mg-Li-Ce alloys in molten chlorides

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    ZHANG Meng; HAN Wei; ZHANG Milin; ZHU Fengyan; XUE Yun; ZHANG Zhijian

    2013-01-01

    An electrochemical approach for the preparation of Mg-Li-Ce alloys by co-reduction of Mg,Li and Ce on a molybdenum electrode in KCl-LiCl-MgCl2-CeCl3 melts at 873 K was investigated.Cyclic voltammograms (CVs) and square wave voltammograms indicated that the underpotential deposition (UPD) of cerium on pre-deposited magnesium led to the formation of Mg-Ce alloys at electrode potentials around-1.87 V.The order of electrode reactions was as follows:discharge of Mg(Ⅱ) to Mg-metal,UPD of Ce on the surface of pre-deposited Mg with formation of Mg-Ce alloys,discharge of Ce(Ⅲ) to Ce-metal and after that the discharge of Li+ with the deposition of Mg-Li-Ce alloys,which was investigated by CVs,chronoamperometry,chronopotentiometry and open circuit chronopotentiometry.X-ray diffraction (XRD) illuminated that Mg-Li-Ce alloys with different phases were obtained via galvanostatic electrolysis by different current densities.The microstructures of Mg-Li-Ce alloys were characterized by optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM),respectively.The analysis of energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) showed that Ce existed at grain boundaries to restrain the grain growth.The compositions and the average grain sizes of Mg-Li-Ce alloys could be obtained controllably corresponding with the phase structures of the XRD patterns.

  13. Postoje mužů a žen k reklamě na tabákové výrobky

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    Gregová, Alena

    2008-01-01

    Práce zjišťuje postoje mužů a žen k reklamě na tabákové výrobky. Součástí práce bylo provedení primárního marketingového výzkumu, který byl zaměřen na výzkum názorů mužů a žen na reklamu na tabákové výrobky a dále na některé další oblasti spojené s problematikou kouření.

  14. Dodací parita a její vliv na stanovení ceny

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    2007-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce je zaměřena na dodací podmínky, zejména potom na jejich význam v mezinárodním obchodu a vliv na stanovení ceny. Zabývá se stručným rozkladem kupní smlouvy, Mezinárodní obchodní komorou a v neposlední řadě také rozborem Incoterms v nejnovějším znění se zdůrazněním na změny, ke kterým oproti předchozímu vydání došlo, a nejčastější problémy, se kterými se v praxi lze setkat.

  15. Influence of mineralizer agents on the growth of crystalline CeO{sub 2} nanospheres by the microwave-hydrothermal method

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    Deus, R.C. [Universidade Estadual Paulista-Unesp - Faculdade de Engenharia de Guaratingueta, Av. Dr. Ariberto Pereira da Cunha, 333 Bairro Portal das Colinas, CEP 12516-410 Guaratingueta-SP (Brazil); Cilense, M.; Foschini, C.R. [Universidade Estadual Paulista-Unesp - Instituto de Quimica - Laboratorio Interdisciplinar em Ceramica (LIEC), Rua Professor Francisco Degni s/n, CEP 14800-90 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Ramirez, M.A. [Universidade Estadual Paulista-Unesp - Faculdade de Engenharia de Guaratingueta, Av. Dr. Ariberto Pereira da Cunha, 333 Bairro Portal das Colinas, CEP 12516-410 Guaratingueta-SP (Brazil); Longo, E. [Universidade Estadual Paulista-Unesp - Instituto de Quimica - Laboratorio Interdisciplinar em Ceramica (LIEC), Rua Professor Francisco Degni s/n, CEP 14800-90 Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Simoes, A.Z., E-mail: alezipo@yahoo.com [Universidade Estadual Paulista-Unesp - Faculdade de Engenharia de Guaratingueta, Av. Dr. Ariberto Pereira da Cunha, 333 Bairro Portal das Colinas, CEP 12516-410 Guaratingueta-SP (Brazil); Universidade Federal de Itajuba-Unifei - Campus Itabira, Rua Sao Paulo, 377 Bairro Amazonas, CEP 35900-37 Itabira, MG (Brazil)

    2013-02-15

    Cystalline ceria (CeO{sub 2}) nanoparticles have been synthesized by a simple and fast microwave-assisted hydrothermal (MAH) under NaOH, KOH, and NH{sub 4}OH mineralizers added to a cerium ammonium nitrate aqueous solution. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transformed-IR and Raman spectroscopies. Rietveld refinement reveals a cubic structure with a space group Fm3m while infrared data showed few traces of nitrates. Field emission scanning microcopy (FEG-SEM) revealed a homogeneous size distribution of nanometric CeO{sub 2} nanoparticles. The MAH process in KOH and NaOH showed most effective to dehydrate the adsorbed water and decrease the hydrogen bonding effect leaving a weakly agglomerated powder of hydrated ceria. TEM micrographs of CeO{sub 2} synthesized under MAH conditions reveal particles well-dispersed and homogeneously distributed. The MAH enabled cerium oxide to be synthesized at 100 Degree-Sign C for 8 min.

  16. New CeMgCo4 and Ce2MgCo9 compounds: Hydrogenation properties and crystal structure of hydrides

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    Denys, R. V.; Riabov, A. B.; Černý, R.; Koval'chuk, I. V.; Zavaliy, I. Yu.

    2012-03-01

    Two new ternary intermetallic compounds, CeMgCo4 (C15b pseudo-Laves phase, MgCu4Sn type) and Ce2MgCo9 (substitution derivative of PuNi3 type) were synthesized by mechanical alloying method. The structural and hydrogenation properties of these compounds were studied by X-ray diffraction and Pressure-Composition-Temperature measurements. Both compounds absorb hydrogen at room temperature and pressures below 10 MPa forming hydrides with maximum compositions CeMgCo4H6 and Ce2MgCo9H12. Single plateau behavior was observed in P-C isotherm during hydrogen absorption/desorption by Ce2MgCo9 alloy. The CeMgCo4-H2 system is characterized by the presence of two absorption/desorption plateaus corresponding to formation of β-CeMgCo4H4 and γ-CeMgCo4H6 hydride phases. The structure of β-hydride CeMgCo4H(D)4 was determined from X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. In this structure initial cubic symmetry of CeMgCo4 is preserved and hydrogen atoms fill only one type of interstitial sites, triangular MgCo2 faces. These positions are occupied by 70% and form octahedron around Mg atom with Mg-D bond distances 1.84 Å.

  17. Surrealismo e romance na França

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    Maria Teresa de Freitas

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Panorama histórico do surrealismo literário na França e o caminho percorrido pelo romance no interior desse movimento, de modo a se constituir com autonomia frente à linha tradicional do gênero.Panorama historique du surréalisme littéraire en France et le chemin parcourru par le roman à l'intérieur de ce mouvement, de façon à se constituer en tant qu'autonome face à la tradition du genre.

  18. Vlastnosti nanokompozitu na bázi PHB a HNT

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    Stehnová, Ivana

    2016-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá nanokompozitem obsahujícím polyhydroxybutyrátovou matrici plněnou halloysitovými nanotrubkami. Shrnuje poznatky optimalizace povrchové úpravy plniva, kompatibility mezi plnivem a polymerem, distribuce plniva v kompozitu a vlivu povrchové úpravy plniva, přípravy kompozitu a obsahu plniva v kompozitu na jeho mechanické vlastnosti. Úprava povrchu plniva byla provedena použitím 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propylmethakrylátu. Účinnost silanizace byla ověřena pomocí termogravimetr...

  19. Marcel pl. Kiepach - zaboravljeni izumitelj na polju elektrotehnike

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    Homen, Zoran

    2005-01-01

    Obitelj Kiepach od Haselburga doselila se u Križevce u prvoj polovici 19. stoljeca, boraveci u tom gradu do završetka 2. svj. rata, kada su im dvorac i svi posjedi oduzeti od novih komunistickih vlasti. Njihov znacaj, kao i uloga pojedinih clanova obitelji u gospodarskom, humanitarnom, kulturnom i inovatorskom radu bili su predstavljeni na velikoj izložbi 2004. godine koju je priredio Gradski muzej Križevci. Uz podatke o podrijetlu obitelji Kiepach, u ovom tekstu naglasak ce biti ...

  20. Magnetic properties of Ce3+ in PbCeA (A= Te, Se, S

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    Golacki Z.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic susceptibility of Pb1-xCexA (A = S, Se and Te crystals with 0.006 ≤  x ≤ 0.036  were studied in the temperature range from 20 mK up to room temperature. X-band (~9.5 GHz Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR showed small shifts in the effective Landé factors that were attributed to crystal-field admixture. The EPR measurements were correlated with the magnetic susceptibility data and resulted in estimating the crystal-field splitting Δ = E(Γ8 - E(Γ7 of the lowest 2F5/2 manifold for Ce3+ ions in PbA (A = S, Se and Te of about 340 K, 440 K and 540 K for Pb1-xCexTe, Pb1-xCexSe, and Pb1-xCexS, respectively. The values for the crystal-field splitting deduced from the magnetic data were found to be in agreement with the calculated ones based on the point charge model. Moreover, the deHaas van-Alphen magnetic oscillations in the susceptibility measurements of Pb1-xCexTe (x~ 0.05 and 0.07 were observed at ultra-low temperature (20 mK; The oscillations were investigated and the values of the oscillatory period for Pb1-xCexTe (x = 0.0048 and 0.007 are reported.

  1. Návrh na zlepšení firemní kultury

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    2010-01-01

    Diplomová práce je zaměřena na popis současného stavu firemní kultury společnosti Epcos s. r. o. Práce předkládá opatření pro zkvalitnění firemní kultury. Součástí vlastní práce je návrh etického kodexu pro společnost Epcos s. r. o., návrh vize společnosti a tvorba a vyhodnocení dotazníku týkající se komunikace, která se váže k firemní kultuře.

  2. Preparation and Characterization of CeO2/YSZ/CeO2 Buffer Layers for YBCO Coated Conductors

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    2007-01-01

    CeO2 seed layer was deposited on rolling-assisted biaxially textured metal substrates by direct-current (DC) magnetron reactive sputtering. The effect of deposition temperature on epitaxial orientation of CeO2 thin films was examined. High quality CeO2 layers were achieved at deposition temperature from 750℃ to 850℃.Subsequently yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and CeO2 films were deposited to complete the buffer layer structure via the same process. The best samples exhibited a highly biaxial texture, as indicated by FWHM (full width half maximum) values in the range of 4°-5°, and 2°-4° for in-plane and out-of-plane orientations,respectively. Secondary ion mass spectrometer analysis confirmed the effective prevention of buffer layer against Ni and W metal interdiffusion. Atomic force microscope observations revealed a smooth, dense and crack-free surface morphology, which provided themselves as the good buffer structure to the YBa2Cu3O7-δ(YBCO) coated conductors.

  3. Optimalizace požadavků na nátěrové systémy na dřevo

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    Bednářová, Ilona

    2015-01-01

    Práce se zabývá nátěrovými systémy na dřevo. Soustředí se na dělení nátěrových hmot a zkoušení nátěrových systémů. V praktické části byl proveden experiment zaměřený na sledování vlivu povětrnostních vlivů na kvalitu nátěru. Byly srovnány dva různé nátěry v rámci základních zkoušek a pak byly ponechány v rozdílných prostředích.

  4. Electronic structure of CeO studied by a four-component relativistic configuration interaction method.

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    Moriyama, Hiroko; Tatewaki, Hiroshi; Yamamoto, Shigeyoshi

    2013-06-14

    We studied the ground and excited states of CeO using the restricted active space CI method in the energy range below 25,000 cm(-1). Energy levels are computed to within errors of 2700 cm(-1). Electron correlation effects arising from the ionic core composed of Ce5s, 5p, 4f(*), 5d(*), and O2s, 2p spinors play crucial role to CeO spectra, as well as correlation effects of electrons distributed in the valence Ce 4f, 5d, 6s, and 6p spinors. Here, 4f(*) and 5d(*) denote spinors expanded to describe electron polarization between Ce and O. A bonding mechanism is proposed for CeO. As the two separate atoms in their ground states, Ce(4f(1)5d(1)6s(2))(1)G4 and O(2s(2)2p(4))(3)P2, approach each other, a CeO(2+) core is formed by two-electron transfer from Ce5d, 6s to O2p. Inside this ellipsoidal ion, a valence bond between Ce5p and O2s and an ionic bond between O2p and Ce5p are formed with back-donation through Ce 4f(*) and 5d(*). PMID:23781798

  5. Effect of CeO2 Infiltration on Hybrid Direct Carbon Fuel Cell Performance

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    Ippolito, Davide; Deleebeeck, Lisa; Kammer Hansen, Kent

    2014-01-01

    The effect of CeO2 infiltration into the anode or CeO2 mixed with the carbon-fuel on the performance of a Hybrid Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (HDCFC) was studied through the use of polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The use CeO2 in both ways helped to increase the cell...

  6. CeRu2Si2: an example of heavy fermion metamagnetism

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    The strong interplay between lattice, electronic and magnetic properties in CeRu2Si2 is emphasized. Special attention is given on the broadening of the metamagnetic-like transition. Comparison is made with similar phenomena in other heavy fermion cerium compounds: CeCu6, CeAl3. ((orig.))

  7. CeCu2Si2: More nearly magnetic than UBe13

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    We have prepared and studied, via dc and ac susceptibility and specific heat, samples of Ce1-xMxCu2.2Si2, with M=Y, La, and Lu. All samples show an increase in the Wilson ratio, ∝χ/γ, with the low-temperature χ per Ce mole increasing from Lu to Y to La and Ce1-xLaxCu2.2Si2 actually having χ(1.8 K) per Ce mole larger than in pure CeCu2.2Si2 for x>0.5. The low-temperature specific heat of CeCu2.2Si2 is enhanced by dilution by La, when normalized per Ce mole, whereas dilution by Y and Lu strongly depresses the per-Ce-mole specific heat. These two contrasting effects may be linked to a volume effect, since Y and Lu contract the CeCu2.2Si2 lattice while La expands it. The fact that dilute Ce in the expanded host lattice Ce1-xLaxCu2.2Si2 has increased χ and γ at low temperatures argues for a nearness to magnetism (substantiated by recent work on Ce1-xThxCu2.2Si2) that contrasts with results for U1-xMxBe13

  8. Metody aktywizujące w nauczaniu dorosłych, czyli jak sprawić, aby studentom chciało się chcieć

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    Rapacka-Wojtala, Sylwia

    2015-01-01

    Publikacja przynosi różne spojrzenia na zjawisko zaangażowania (się) / angażowania (się) w dydaktyce. Znajdziemy tu teksty ujmujące ów proces z teoretycznej bądź historycznej perspektywy, a także takie, których autorzy ukazują realne – wypływające z ich dydak¬tycznych doświadczeń – efekty stosowania twórczych rozwiązań edukacyjnych w motywowaniu studentów. Jakie to metody? Stoliki negocjacyjne, audiodeskrypcja, personalizacja zadań, realizacja projektu – to niektóre z propozycji. Autorzy ...

  9. Timing characteristics of Ce doped Gd3Ga3Al2O12 single crystals in comparison with CsI(Tl) scintillators

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    Single crystals of Gd3Ga3Al2O12:Ce with B codopants were successfully grown using the Czochralski technique. The timing characteristics of the crystal was measured by coupling the crystal to photomultiplier tubes (PMT) or silicon photodiodes [Si(PIN)]. The two prompt γ-rays emitted in a cascade from 60Co or 22Na source were detected in coincidence using Gd3Ga3Al2O12:Ce,B crystal detectors and a BaF2 detector. The time resolution of these crystals are observed to be better than that measured for CsI:Tl crystal coupled to PMT or Si(PIN) in an identical measurement setup. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  10. Molecular magnetism and crystal field effects in the Kondo system Ce{sub 3}Pd{sub 20}(Si,Ge){sub 6} with two Ce sublattices

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    Nikiforov, V.N. [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Koksharov, Yu.A. [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Leninskii pr. 31, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Gribanov, A.V. [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation); Baran, M. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw (Poland); Irkhin, V.Yu., E-mail: valentin.irkhin@imp.uran.ru [Institute of Metal Physics, Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation)

    2015-06-01

    The unusual electronic and magnetic properties of the systems Ce{sub 3}Pd{sub 20}T{sub 6} (T=Ge, Si) with two non-equivalent Ce positions are discussed. The logarithmic growth of resistance for both systems confirms the presence of the Kondo effect in the two respective temperature ranges. The two-scale behavior is explained by consecutive splitting of Ce ion levels in the crystal field. The effects of the frustration caused by the coexistence of the different Ce positions are treated, which may also significantly enhance the observed values of specific heat. A model of “molecular magnetism” with Ce2 cubes is developed. - Highlights: • We study unusual properties of the systems Ce{sub 3}Pd{sub 20}T{sub 6} with two Ce positions. • The logarithmic growth of resistance confirms presence of the Kondo effect. • The effects of the frustration owing to different Ce positions are discussed. • A model of “molecular magnetism” with Ce2 cubes is developed.

  11. Physical, biochemical and genetic characterization of enterocin CE5-1 produced by Enterococcus faecium CE5-1 isolated from Thai indigenous chicken intestinal tract

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    Kraiyot Saelim

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Enterocin CE5-1 produced by Enterococcus faecium CE5-1 isolated from the chicken gastrointestinal tract was active in the wide range of pH 2-10 and temperature 30-100°C and sensitive to proteolytic enzymes and -amylase. It remained active after storage at -20°C for 2 months. Moreover, enterocin CE5-1 showed antibacterial activity against lactobacilli, bacilli, listeria, staphylococci and enterococci, especially antibiotic-resistant enterococci. In vitro study of enterocin CE5-1 decreased the population of Ent. faecalis VanB from 6.03 to 4.03 log CFU/ml. The lethal mode of action of enterocin CE5-1 appeared to be pore and filament formation in the cell wall. PCR sequencing analysis revealed the presence of two open reading frames (ORFs, containing enterocin CE5-1 (entCE5-1 and enterocin immunity (entI gene. Therefore, enterocin CE5-1 from Ent. faecium CE5-1 could possibly be used as an antimicrobial agent to control foodborne pathogen, spoilage bacteria and antibiotic-resistant enterococci in foods, feeds and the environments.

  12. Morphology-dependent bactericidal activities of Ag/CeO2 catalysts against Escherichia coli.

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    Wang, Lian; He, Hong; Yu, Yunbo; Sun, Li; Liu, Sijin; Zhang, Changbin; He, Lian

    2014-06-01

    Silver-loaded CeO2 nanomaterials (Ag/CeO2) including Ag/CeO2 nanorods, nanocubes, nanoparticles were prepared with hydrothermal and impregnation methods. Catalytic inactivation of Escherichia coli with Ag/CeO2 catalysts through the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was investigated. For comparison purposes, the bactericidal activities of CeO2 nanorods, nanocubes and nanoparticles were also studied. There was a 3-4 log order improvement in the inactivation of E. coli with Ag/CeO2 catalysts compared with CeO2 catalysts. Temperature-programmed reduction of H2 showed that Ag/CeO2 catalysts had higher catalytic oxidation ability than CeO2 catalysts, which was the reason for that Ag/CeO2 catalysts exhibited stronger bactericidal activities than CeO2 catalysts. Further, the bactericidal activities of CeO2 and Ag/CeO2 depend on their shapes. Results of 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide spin-trapping measurements by electron spin resonance and addition of catalase as a scavenger indicated the formation of OH, O2(-), and H2O2, which caused the obvious bactericidal activity of catalysts. The stronger chemical bond between Ag and CeO2 nanorods led to lower Ag(+) elution concentrations. The toxicity of Ag(+) eluted from the catalysts did not play an important role during the bactericidal process. Experimental results also indicated that Ag/CeO2 induced the production of intracellular ROS and disruption of the cell wall and cell membrane. A possible production mechanism of ROS and bactericidal mechanism of catalytic oxidation were proposed. PMID:24662462

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

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    Naganuma, Tamaki

    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.

  14. Envolvimento Parental na Escola

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    Alves, Marta Raquel Garcia; Rolim, Luísa

    2011-01-01

    O nosso estudo teve como objectivo verificar se existe envolvimento parental na Escola Básica Integrada com Jardim de Infância de Góis. Nesta análise foram questionados alguns alunos dos 7º e 9º anos, encarregados de educação e docentes dos referidos alunos. A nossa amostra contou com a participação de 115 indivíduos sendo 67 alunos 31 encarregados de educação e 17 docentes. Na recolha dos dados usamos o Questionário de Envolvimento Parental na Escola de Pereira (2002), com Versão para pais e...

  15. FOTOALERGIJSKE REAKCIJE NA LIJEKOVE

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    Bukvić Mokos, Zrinka; Lipozenčić, Jasna

    2011-01-01

    Reakcije na lijekove posredovane svjetlom mogu biti fototoksične i fotoalergijske. U ovom preglednom članku prikazane su fotoalergijske reakcije na lijekove koje nastaju interakcijom lijeka i ultraljubičastog svjetla uz sudjelovanje imunosnih mehanizama. Uz osvrt na fotobiologiju te najčešće lijekove koji sudjeluju u nastanku fotoalergijskih reakcija, prikazana je imunološkapodloga tih dermatoza, klinička slika, te dijagnostički i terapijski postupak. Poznavanje potencijalnih fotoalergena i p...

  16. EROTIČNA RISBA

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    LAZAR, FORTUNA

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    Diplomsko delo z naslovom »Erotična risba« je sestavljeno iz teoretičnega in praktičnega dela, pri čemer je praktični del vsebinsko vezan na teoretični del diplomske naloge. Neposredna erotična upodobitev je del likovne produkcije večine umetnikov. V raziskovanju erotičnih upodobitev sem izpostavila dva umetnika, Egona Schieleja, ki je ustvaril pomemben opus erotične figuralike in Marlene Dumas, še živečo umetnico, ki skozi erotične podobe izraža aktualne teme sodobnosti. Namen tega diplomske...

  17. PRIPRAVE NA POSLOVNI NASTOP

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    Grušovnik, Nataša

    2010-01-01

    V sodobnem svetu se že skoraj na vsakem delovnem mestu srečamo s poslovno komunikacijo in raznimi predstavitvami poslovnih projektov, izdelkov ali storitev, zato je pomembno, da se za nastop primerno pripravimo in usposobimo. V tem diplomskem delu je predstavljeno poslovno komuniciranje, čigar namen je doseganje določenih ciljev, med katere zagotovo spada uspešen javni nastop ali predstavitev. Predstavljen je način, kako se lahko posameznik z učinkovitim usposabljanjem in pripravo na nastop z...

  18. Djelovanje eksplozija na konstrukcije

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    Draganić, Hrvoje; Sigmund, Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    Dana je analiza opterećenja eksplozijom na konstrukciju te numerički primjer djelovanja na fiktivnu građevinu. Cilj je bio upoznati se s fenomenom eksplozije kao opterećenja na konstrukcije uslijed sve veće terorističke prijetnje te nedostatka smjernica u nacionalnim i europskim propisima o provjeri konstrukcija izloženih djelovanju eksplozija. Analitički je određeno opterećenje eksplozijom kao vremenski zapis promjene tlaka zraka te numerički modeliranja konstrukcija i prethodno određeno opt...

  19. CRKVA SIGURATA NA PRIJEKOM

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    Peković, Željko

    1997-01-01

    Crkva Sigurata na Prije kom teško je oštećena prilikom agresije Srba, Crnogoraca i JNA na Dubrovnik 1991. i 1992. godine. Prilikom radova na obnovi i restauraciji , 1993. - 1994. godine, crkva je temeljito istražena. Autor donosi rezultate istraživanja i njihovo tumačenje kroz prostorni razvoj građevine. Istraživanja su upotpunila i produbila znanja o predromaničkoj građevini , te njenih pregradnja i dogradnja tijekom XVI. i XVII. stoljeća . Istraživanja su ustvrdila postojanje ostataka dviju...

  20. 10 GHz 2ωce heavy ion source CAPRICE

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    By using a new 0.8 T sextupole, the second step of metamorphosis of the ECR magnetic structure of the CAPRICE source is achieved. The 2ωce surface is now extended everywhere in the second stage except the extraction part. Thus, a strong flux of deconfined plasma is available at the extraction area and therefore high currents of high charge state ions are extracted. Optimum rf power is increased by a factor of 3 with respect to the single ωce profile and currents of high charge state ions are increased by a factor of 10. The optimum performance for all gases and all solid elements is shown. The third step of the metamorphosis is planned for next year to achieve and work with two complete ECR surfaces. Future developments are also expected. (orig./HSI)

  1. Anisotropic Thermoelectric Properties of CeRhAs with Superstructures

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    We report thermoelectric, magnetic and structural properties of the so-called Kondo semiconductor CeRhAs. The resistivity ρ(T) along the three principal axes exhibits step-like anomalies at T1 = 370, T2 = 235 and T3 = 165 K, respectively, and increases by two orders of magnitude on cooling to 1.5 K. Below T1 an abrupt drop in the magnetic susceptibility along all the axes is associated with the cell doubling along the b - and c -axes, suggesting a charge-density-wave transition. Below T3 the increase in the thermopower is strongest along the a -axis with a maximum of 186 μV/K at 35 K. The thermoelectric figure of merit becomes largest along the c-axis with the maximum value of 1.0x10-3/K, being comparable with that of CePd3. (author)

  2. Boèce, Traité de la musique

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    Lejbowicz, Max

    2008-01-01

    Le destin du De institutione musica de Boèce est étrange. Si l’on excepte une allusion purement rhétorique de son rival Cassiodore, trois siècles séparent la rédaction du texte de son premier témoin, sans que les spécialistes se soient accordés sur l’origine de l’archétype (voir, dans le livre sous examen, les p. 12-13). Mais, à partir de cette résurgence, quel succès ! Entre le VIIIe et le XVe s., ce sont près de cent soixante-dix manuscrits qu’il faut compter, tandis que la Renaissance l’éd...

  3. Thermal Conductivity of Ce Doped Bi-2212 Superconductors

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    LI Bo; WU Bai-Mei; M.Ausloos

    2004-01-01

    The temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity in Bi2Sr2 Ca1-x Cex Cu2Oy x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 is presented. With increasing Ce-doping level, the thermal conductivity peak under TC is suppressed then disappears,while another peak appears at low temperatures for the non-superconducting compounds. The numerical analysis shows that the thermal conductivity peak under TC can be well described by the normal electron relaxation-time contribution model, and the phonon-induced thermal conductivity peak could be well described within the Debye approximation of the phonon spectrum. The existence and variation of these two thermal conductivity peaks indicate the adjustability between the superconducting and insulating components in the samples with different Ce-doping levels.

  4. Dynamic correlations in the Kondo system CeAl2

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    Complete text of publication follows. CeAl2 exhibits a very complex magnetic behaviour due to the interplay between the RKKY-interaction and the Kondo effect not fully investigated until now. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments have been performed on CeAl2 below the Neel temperature TN = 3.8 K in the zero field multi-domain-state and also in a single-domain-state generated by applying a magnetic field and have determined the magnetic excitation spectra along the [1-10]-direction. In both cases the magnetic excitations are found to be very broad in energy and they differ only slightly in the intensity distribution. In zero magnetic field the excitation spectra do not change much with temperature and the inelastic signal is still observed at temperatures up to about 4 times TN. (author)

  5. Identification and Quality Assessment of Chrysanthemum Buds by CE Fingerprinting

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    Xiaoping Xing

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A simple and efficient fingerprinting method for chrysanthemum buds was developed with the aim of establishing a quality control protocol based on biochemical makeup. Chrysanthemum bud samples were successively extracted by water and alcohol. The fingerprints of the chrysanthemum buds samples were obtained using capillary electrophoresis and electrochemical detection (CE-ED employing copper and carbon working electrodes to capture all of the chemical information. 10 batches of chrysanthemum buds were collected from different regions and various factories to establish the baseline fingerprint. The experimental data of 10 batches electropherogram buds by CE were analyzed by correlation coefficient and the included angle cosine methods. A standard chrysanthemum bud fingerprint including 24 common peaks was established, 12 from each electrode, which was successfully applied to identify and distinguish between chrysanthemum buds from 2 other chrysanthemum species. These results demonstrate that fingerprint analysis can be used as an important criterion for chrysanthemum buds quality control.

  6. 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

  7. TRX and UO2 criticality benchmarks with SAM-CE

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    A set of thermal reactor benchmark calculations with SAM-CE which have been conducted at both MAGI and at BNL are described. Their purpose was both validation of the SAM-CE reactor eigenvalue capability developed by MAGI and a substantial contribution to the data testing of both ENDF/B-IV and ENDF/B-V libraries. This experience also resulted in increased calculational efficiency of the code and an example is given. The benchmark analysis included the TRX-1 infinite cell using both ENDF/B-IV and ENDF/B-V cross section sets and calculations using ENDF/B-IV of the TRX-1 full core and TRX-2 cell. BAPL-UO2-1 calculations were conducted for the cell using both ENDF/B-IV and ENDF/B-V and for the full core with ENDF/B-V

  8. The data distribution of the ESPaCE project

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    Thuillot, W.

    2015-10-01

    In the framework of the European Union project entitled ESPaCE (European Satellite Partnership for Computing Ephemerides, 2011-2015) we have carried out research by collecting unexploited space data and ground-based data for providing new dynamical orbit models and ephemeris of natural satellites and spacecraft orbits. Besides new digitization of old astrometric plate data, Radio Science, VLBI tracking, Laser Ranging methods are applied to these goals. Furthermore shape and gravity field data, reference systems are provided for several natural satellites. This project intends to put all this material online for free access by the scientific community. We will describe the data acquisition and distribution performed and in particular the setup of the ESPaCE-NSDB astrometric database.

  9. Predikce na kapitálových trzích

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    Kudrna, Jan

    2007-01-01

    Diplomová práce se zabývá využitím metod umělé inteligence pro predikci na kapitálových trzích. Práce obsahuje návrhy pro využití vybraných oblastí teorie chaosu a umělých neuronových sítí pro predikci na kapitálových trzích. This diploma thesis deals with the utilization of artificial intelligence methods for prediction at capital markets and includes project of utilization of the chosen parts of chaos theory and artificial neural networks for prediction at capital markets. B...

  10. Aplikace procedury SD4ft-Miner na medicínská data

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    Kubín, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Cílem práce je, aby byla příkladem pro ostatní uživatele, kteří chtějí pomocí procedury SD4ft-Miner hledat vztahy mezi skupinami ve svých datech. Práce zaznamenává můj postup, podle kterého jsem aplikaci procedury na medicínská data prováděl a lze tento postup aplikovat na jiná podobná data. K proceduře SD4ft-Miner v současnosti neexistuje český návod, pouze článek v angličtině. Dokonce ani nejsou s touto procedurou žádné zkušenosti. Vzhledem k těmto okolnostem bude postup aplikace procedury ...

  11. Na fundamentech založená obchodní strategie pro forex

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    Šebek, Jiří

    2014-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce se zabývá návrhem obchodní strategie pro mezinárodní devizový trh. Cílem práce je dosáhnout uspokojivých obchodních výsledků za pomoci kombinace technické a fundamentální analýzy. Práce zahrnuje uvedení do teoretických základ mezinárodního devizového trhu, podstatu technické a fundamentální analýzy a vliv jednotlivých makroekonomických ukazatel na hodnotu měny. Primárním obsahem práce je návrh obchodní strategie. V závěru práce je obsaženo ověření vhodnosti navržené metod...

  12. 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

  13. Vliv průměru trysky na kvalitu tisku 3D tiskárny

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    Kutil, Jaroslav

    2016-01-01

    Podstatou této diplomové práce je nalezení vlivu průměru trysky na kvalitu tisku 3D tiskárny. V první části práce je stručně charakterizována technologie Rapid Prototyping a popsán projekt RepRap. Druhá část popisuje stavbu experimentální FDM 3D tiskárny. V následující kapitole jsou popsány technologické parametry tisku a jejich vliv na tištěný výrobek. Experimentální část práce je zaměřena na zjištění vlivu průměru výtlačné trysky na mechanické vlastnosti, kvalitu ploch a přesnost tvarů výsl...

  14. Commensurate-commensurate magnetic phase transitions in CeSb

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    Lebech, Bente; Broholm, C.; Clausen, K.; Vogt, O.

    The q=2/3 to q=4/7 commensurate-commensurate phase transition in CeSb has been studied by neutron diffraction. On cooling the commensurate wave vector q changes abruptly from 2/3 to a higher-order commensurate value (≈14/23) at T1

  15. Experimental investigation of the structure of 124Ce

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    Gamma-ray transitions have been observed for the first time in 124Ce using the Daresbury Recoil Separator. The excitation energy of the first excited state, 142keV, implies a deformation epsilon2 approx. = 0.31. This value confirms the trend to higher deformation for the more neutron-deficient cerium isotopes, but it is larger than that predicted by recent calculations. (author)

  16. Burstein Moss effect in nanocrystalline CaS : Ce

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    Geeta Sharma; Puja Chawla; S P Lochab; Nafa Singh

    2011-07-01

    The nanocrystalline CaS : Ce nanophosphors are synthesized by wet chemical co-precipitation method. The particles possess an average size of 10 nm as calculated using Debye–Scherrer formula. The particle size and the crystalline nature of the formed nanoparticles are confirmed by TEM micrograph. The optical studies are carried out using UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy. The absorption edge is found to show blue shift with increasing cerium concentration. The shift may be attributed to Burstein Moss effect.

  17. Itinerant magnetism in CeRh3B2

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    Eriksson, Olle; Johansson, Börje; Brooks, M. S. S.;

    1989-01-01

    Spin-polarized energy-band calculations, including spin-orbit coupling in the band Hamiltonian, have been performed on CeRh3B2. Good agreement is obtained between theory and experiment concerning the magnetic moment. It is also found that the magnetic moment varies strongly with volume and from t...... this a qualitative explanation for the anomalously high Curie temperature of the compound is proposed. Furthermore, the spin density is found to be highly nonspherical....

  18. A new 144Ce/144Pr radioisotope generator system

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    A miniaturized generator system was developed containing manganese dioxide-coated alumina on which 144Ce is deposited and from which 144Pr is eluted with an aqueous solution of 1% KIO3 in 1 N nitric acid. More than 60% of the 144Pr was recovered with a 99.9% radionuclide purity even after 2000 ml eluant and 1000 1 or air had been passed through the column. (author)

  19. Structure of ∼130 nuclei in La–Ce region

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    Tumpa Bhattacharjee

    2010-07-01

    The variety of shapes and structures, observed in light rare earth $A ∼ 130$ nuclei, have been discussed in view of different angular momentum coupling schemes and their interplay that comes into effect at high spin. The = 79 and 80 isotopes in La–Ce region, produced via fusion evaporation reaction, have been studied using the Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) consisting of 18 clover HPGe detectors. Two nearly degenerate = 1 bands have been observed at high spin of 137Ce and a triaxial deformation of = ± 30°$ has been assigned to the bands, from the total Routhian surface (TRS) calculations. The high-spin candidates of the yrast band of 138Ce show signature splitting both in energy and (1)/(2) values. The bandcrossing due to the alignment of a pair of ℎ11/2 proton particles has been conjectured at ħ ω ∼ 0.3 MeV, from the single-particle Routhians obtained from TRS calculations. Lifetime measurements by Doppler shift attenuation method (DSAM) has been carried out and from the estimated reduced transition probability (1), the = 1 band in 138Ce has been characterized as a magnetic rotation (MR) band. The rise in the values of (1), for the higher spin candidates of the band, has been conjectured as the reopening of a different shear at the top of the Band B1. The characteristic of the MR bands in ∼ 130 region has been discussed in the light of a phenomenological calculation and compared to the MR bands in other mass regions.

  20. Parallel CE/SE Computations via Domain Decomposition

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    Himansu, Ananda; Jorgenson, Philip C. E.; Wang, Xiao-Yen; Chang, Sin-Chung

    2000-01-01

    This paper describes the parallelization strategy and achieved parallel efficiency of an explicit time-marching algorithm for solving conservation laws. The Space-Time Conservation Element and Solution Element (CE/SE) algorithm for solving the 2D and 3D Euler equations is parallelized with the aid of domain decomposition. The parallel efficiency of the resultant algorithm on a Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 parallel computer is checked.

  1. Gd interactions in (Ce,Gd)Al3

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    The susceptibility of Ce1√/sub x/Gd/sub x/Al3 for 0.08≤x≤0.9 has an anomaly which resembles that associated with a spin-glass transition. For x greater than the percolation threshold concentration for antiferromagnetism at x≅0.5, the size of the susceptibility anomaly decreases two orders of magnitude and a resistivity anomaly appears

  2. Proposal for product development model focused on ce certification methodology

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a critical analysis comparing 21 product development models in order to identify whether these structures meet the demands Product Certification of the European Community (CE. Furthermore, it presents a product development model, comprising the steps in the models analyzed, including improvements in activities for referred product certification. The proposed improvements are justified by the growing quest for the internationalization of products and processes within companies.

  3. Structural and {sup 121}Sb Moessbauer spectroscopic investigations of the antimonide oxides REMnSbO (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb) and REZnSbO (RE = La, Ce, Pr)

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    Schellenberg, I.; Nilges, T.; Poettgen, R. [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

    2008-07-15

    Quaternary antimonide oxides REMnSbO (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb) and REZnSbO (RE = La, Ce, Pr) were synthesized from the RESb monoantimonides and MnO, respectively ZnO, in sealed tubes at 1170 K. Single crystals were obtained from NaCl/KCl salt fluxes. The ZrCuSiAs-type (space group P4/nmm) structures of LaMnSbO (a = 423.95(7), c = 955.5(27) pm, wR2 = 0.067, 247 F{sup 2}), CeMnSbO (a = 420.8(1), c = 950.7(1) pm, wR2 = 0.097, 250 F{sup 2}), SmMnSbO (a = 413.1(1), c = 942.3(1) pm, wR2 = 0.068, 330 F{sup 2}), LaZnSbO (a = 422.67(6), c = 953.8(2) pm, wR2 = 0.052, 259 F{sup 2}), and NdZnSbO (a = 415.9(1), c = 945.4(4) pm, wR2 = 0.109, 206 F{sup 2}) were refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data. The structures consist of covalently bonded (RE{sup 3+}O{sup 2-}){sup +} and (T{sup 2+}Sb{sup 3-}){sup -} layers with weak ionic interlayer interactions. The oxygen and transition metal atoms both have tetrahedral coordination within the layers. {sup 121}Sb Moessbauer spectra of the REMnSbO and REZnSbO compounds show single antimony sites with isomer shifts close to -8 mm s{sup -1}, in agreement with the antimonide character of these compounds. PrMnSbO and NdMnSbO show transferred hyperfine fields of 8 T at 4.2 K. (orig.)

  4. Violet/blue photoluminescence from CeO2 thin film

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    2003-01-01

    CeO2 thin film was fabricated by dual ion beam epitaxial technique. The violet/blue PL at room temperature and lower temperature was observed from the CeO2 thin film. After the analysis of crystal structure and valence in the compound was carried out by the XRD and XPS technique, it was inferred that the origin of CeO2 PL was due to the electrons transition from Ce4f band to O2p band and the defect level to O2p band. And these defects levels were located in the range of 1 eV around Ce4f band.

  5. Investigation into kinetics of redox interaction in the system Ce(4) β-diketonate-additional ligand

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    The rate of reduction of β-diketonate complexes of Ce(4) to Ce(3) β-diketonates in benzene solution in the presence and in the absence of additional ligands is studied using spectrophotometry. The rate of reduction of Ce(4) β-diketonates increases in the series Ce(TTFA)44444 (TTFA - thenoyltrifluoroacetone, DPM- --dipivaloylmethane, DBM - dibenzoylemethane, BA benzoylacetone, AA - acetylaceton). The studied phosphorus-containing additional ligands as to their effect on the rate of Ce (4) reduction can be arranged in the following order: trioctylphosphine oxide>triphenylphosphine oxide>tributyl phosphate

  6. Electron spectroscopic investigation of metal-insulator transition in Ce1-SrTiO3

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    U Manju; S R Krishnakumar; Sugata Ray; S Raj; M Onoda; C Carbone; D D Sarma

    2003-10-01

    We have carried out detailed electron spectroscopic investigation of Ce1-SrTiO3 exhibiting insulator-metal transition with . Core level X-ray photoelectron spectra of Ce 3 as well as resonant photoemission spectra obtained at the Ce 4 → 4 resonant absorption threshold establish Ce as being in the trivalent state throughout the series. Using the `off-resonance’ condition for Ce 4 states, we obtain the Ti 3 dominated spectral features close to , exhibiting clear signatures of coherent and incoherent peaks. We discuss the implications of our findings in relation to the metal-insulator transition observed in this series of compounds.

  7. Carrier-free 139Ce obtaining and separation from lanthanum target

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    The isotope 139Ce is widely used as a component of calibration multisources. In our laboratory preparation of high purity carrier-free 139Ce was worked out. The thick target yield of 139Ce produced by bombardment of 139La with 13 MeV deuterons was found to be 4.3 μCi/μAh. The product 139Ce was separated from macroquantities of lanthanum by extraction with diethyl ether (DEE) in the system DEE-HNO3. The optimum conditions of 139Ce isolation were determined. (author). 4 figs

  8. Univerzální VOX (spínač ovládaný zvukem)

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    2009-01-01

    Práce pojednává o návrhu univerzálního akustického spínače (VOX) pro radiostanice PMR. Kromě akustického spínače má mít zařízení možnost datové komunikace s protikusem. Provedení je zaměřeno na efektivitu a nízkou spotřebu celého zařízení.

  9. Zur Analyse der Fügung ce fripon de valet

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Alle bisherigen Deutungen des Syntagmas ce tripon de valet sorgfältig überprüfend, gelangt S t. Lyer in einer historisch und psychologisch unter­ bauten Sonderstudie: Les appositions romanes du type li tel d'anemis, ce tripon de valet (ZRPh, LVIII, S. 348-359 zu dem überzeugenden Ergebnis, dass die: erwähnten Fügungen nicht als Fortsetzung der lat. Wendungen scelus viri, jlagitium hominis, monstrum mulieris, sondern als Neuschöpfung der Affektsyntax zu betrachten sind. Auch darin wird man dem Verfasser beipflichten müssen, dass die Fügung ce tripon de valet nicht mit dem in mehrfacher Hinsicht abweichenden Typ la ville de Paris auf einen Plan gestellt werden kann. Wenn ich trotz der in den Hauptpunkten bestehenden Übereinstimmung dasselbe Problem nochmals aufrolle, geschieht es, urn nach Beseitigung einer Unvollkommenheit in der Strukturanalyse eine eindeutige Diagnose der Satzgliendschaft beider Elemente zu gewinnen.

  10. 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...

  11. Level structure studies in 140La and 140Ce

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    Energy and relative intensity measurements with precision have been done in 140Li and 140Ce using 8 c.c. Ge(Li) detector. In addition, gamma-gamma directional correlation measurements were carried out for 537-(14)-30, 305-(133)-30 and 305-162 keV cascades in 140Ia and 329-487, 487-1596 and 329-487, 487-1596 and 329-(487)-1596 keV cascades in 140Ce. From the data, spin assignments 0- and 1- have been made to the 581 and 468 keV levels in 140La. Multipole admixtures in 30,305,162,329, and 487 keV gamma-rays have been found to be M1+(2.5 +-.5)%E2, M1+(94+-1)%E2, M+(1+-.5)%E2, E2+(2+-1)%M3 and M1+0.25%E2 respectively. A comparison of experimental transition probabilities with Weisskopf estimates describes low lying states of 140La as states in which f7sub(/)2 neutron is coupled to unpaired proton and these of 140Ce, as single particle states with some core contribution. (author)

  12. Optical properties of CeO2 thin films

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    S Debnath; M R Islam; M S R Khan

    2007-08-01

    Cerium oxide (CeO2) thin films have been prepared by electron beam evaporation technique onto glass substrate at a pressure of about 6 × 10-6 Torr. The thickness of CeO2 films ranges from 140–180 nm. The optical properties of cerium oxide films are studied in the wavelength range of 200–850 nm. The film is highly transparent in the visible region. It is also observed that the film has low reflectance in the ultra-violet region. The optical band gap of the film is determined and is found to decrease with the increase of film thickness. The values of absorption coefficient, extinction coefficient, refractive index, dielectric constant, phase angle and loss angle have been calculated from the optical measurements. The X-ray diffraction of the film showed that the film is crystalline in nature. The crystallite size of CeO2 films have been evaluated and found to be small. The experimental -values of the film agreed closely with the standard values.

  13. Synthesis and Characterization of Ce-Containing MCM-41

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    CHIEN; ShuHua

    2001-01-01

    SUMMARY.  The cerium-containing MCM-41 (Ce-MCM-41) has been synthesized with size in the micrometer range by direct hydrothermal method. Transmission electron microscopy shows the regular hexagonal array of uniform channel characteristics of MCM-41. Five peaks were detected in the lov-angle XRD patterns,an interplanar spacing d100 = 40.6 A was obtained that can be indexed on a hexagonal unit cell with a0 = 46.9 A. Nitrogen adsorption isotherm at 77 K revealed a surface area of 920 m2/g, pore size of 26.2 A and wall thickness of 18.1 A. A cell contraction of 2.6 A upon calcination was observed. The spectroscopic studies indicate that the synthesized sample is with MCM-41 structure and Ce is in the framework position. A weak Lewis acidity was indicated by infrared spectra of pyridine adsorption. The synthesized Ce-MCM-41 exhibits fairly catalytic activity for the NO reduction by CO.  ……

  14. Synthesis and Characterization of Ce-Containing MCM-41

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    CHIEN ShuHua; CHEN ChunLong

    2001-01-01

    @@ SUMMARY. The cerium-containing MCM-41 (Ce-MCM-41) has been synthesized with size in the micrometer range by direct hydrothermal method. Transmission electron microscopy shows the regular hexagonal array of uniform channel characteristics of MCM-41. Five peaks were detected in the lov-angle XRD patterns,an interplanar spacing d100 = 40.6 A was obtained that can be indexed on a hexagonal unit cell with a0 = 46.9 A. Nitrogen adsorption isotherm at 77 K revealed a surface area of 920 m2/g, pore size of 26.2 A and wall thickness of 18.1 A. A cell contraction of 2.6 A upon calcination was observed. The spectroscopic studies indicate that the synthesized sample is with MCM-41 structure and Ce is in the framework position. A weak Lewis acidity was indicated by infrared spectra of pyridine adsorption. The synthesized Ce-MCM-41 exhibits fairly catalytic activity for the NO reduction by CO.

  15. Uso de práticas integrativas e complementares por doulas em maternidades de Fortaleza (CE e Campinas (SP

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivou-se analisar as Práticas Integrativas e Complementares (PICs utilizadas por doulas nos municípios de Fortaleza (CE e Campinas (SP. É um estudo de natureza qualitativa, com 15 doulas: nove de Fortaleza e seis de Campinas. Os dados foram coletados no segundo semestre de 2010, mediante a realização de entrevistas semiestruturadas, e organizados seguindo a técnica da Análise de Con teúdo na modalidade temática. A interpretação dos resultados baseou-se na noção de que a institucio nalização dos saberes se dá pela conformação de núcleos e de campos. O núcleo demarca a identidade de uma área de saber e de práticas profissionais; e o campo, um espaço de limites imprecisos entre as disciplinas, mas que pode ser submetido a conflitos. Observou-se que o suporte das doulas permeia uma variedade de práticas emolduradas na Medicina Tradicional (MT e das PICs. Essas práticas contri buíram para a diminuição do tempo de trabalho de parto, melhor controle da dor, ajuda na tomada de decisões e empoderamento da mulher. Compreende -se que o espaço de atuação da doula e o uso de PICs convergem para a singularidade, respeito e autonomia da mulher e propõem um novo modelo de saberes e práticas centrado na importância do processo natural do parto.

  16. Jak ovlivnit spotřebitele na trhu IT a telekomunikací?

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    2006-01-01

    Práce ukazující stav trhu telekomunikací a informačních technologií v ČR, operátory, jejich služby. Hodnotí operátory z pohledu spotřebitele a ukazují co spotřebitel chce a nechce na konkrétním trhu.

  17. A simple modeling study of the Ce(IV) regeneration in sulfuric acid solutions

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    Highlights: → The simple model of electrochemical regeneration of Ce(IV) in sulfuric acid solutions at PbO2 anode has been developed. → The study showed that Ce(SO4)2- is the kinetically active species and the decomposition of surface complex of Ce(IV) at the anode surface is the rate determining step. → There is no relation between current density and concentrations of ions participating in the anodic reaction. - Abstract: The electrochemical regeneration of Ce(IV) for mediated electrochemical oxidation in sulfuric acid media was investigated in an electrolytic membrane reactor. A simple kinetic model was developed to analyze and simulate the regeneration of Ce(IV) in the electrolysis process. The model was based on the Faraday's law and the mass balance of components in the reactor. The key operating conditions of the initial electrolyte concentration and the regeneration time were analyzed. It was found that the simulating model agreed well with the experimental data for regeneration of Ce(IV). Experimental results showed that Ce(SO4)2- is the active species. The decomposition of surface complex of Ce(IV) at the anode surface is the rate determining step. Constant-current electrolysis shows that the high proton and Ce(III) concentrations are electrochemically favorable for the regeneration of Ce(IV). The current efficiency for regeneration of Ce(IV) decrease obviously with the increase of SO42- concentration from 0.8 to 2.4 mol/L.

  18. 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.

  19. Oxygen non-stoichiometries in (Th0.7Ce0.3)O2-x

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    Oxygen non-stoichiometry in (Th0.7Ce0.3)O2-x oxide solid solutions was investigated from the viewpoint of Ce reduction. The oxygen non-stoichiometry was experimentally determined by means of thermogravimetric analysis as a function of oxygen potential at 1173, 1273 and 1373 K. Features of the isotherms of oxygen non-stoichiometry in (Th0.7Ce0.3)O2-x similar to those in oxygen non-stoichiometric actinide and lanthanide dioxides were observed. The oxygen non-stoichiometry in (Th0.7Ce0.3)O2-x was compared with those of CeO2-x and (U0.7Ce0.3)O2-x. It was concluded that the Ce reduction has some relation to defect forms and their transformations in the solid solutions.

  20. 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

  1. Heat-treatment-induced luminescence degradation in Tb3+-doped CePO4 nanorods

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    CePO4:Tb nanorods were synthesized via a simple wet-chemical route. The as-synthesized CePO4:Tb nanorods present high photoluminescence efficiency due to an efficient energy transfer form Ce3+ to Tb3+. However, heat treatment at 150 deg. C in air leads to a significant decrease of photoluminescence. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and excitation spectra revealed the oxidation of Ce3+ to Ce4+ in the heat-treatment process, which should be responsible for significant photoluminescence degradation due to the breakage of Ce3+→Tb3+ energy transfer. This conclusion is further supported by atmosphere and size effects of photoluminescence of CePO4:Tb under the heat treatment.

  2. At NA2

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    One of the NA2 calorimeter sections is moved in. The NA2 calorimeter was divided in two halves, to the left and the right of the beam, each half consisting of sheets of passive high Z material interleaved with blades of plastic scintillators. The photo shows on the right, the upstream 'electron' module with eleven lead plates for a total radiation length of 20.

  3. New CeMgCo{sub 4} and Ce{sub 2}MgCo{sub 9} compounds: Hydrogenation properties and crystal structure of hydrides

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    Denys, R.V.; Riabov, A.B. [Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute NAS Ukraine, 5, Naukova Street, Lviv, 79000 (Ukraine); Cerny, R., E-mail: alexr@ipm.lviv.ua [Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Geneva, 24, Quai Ansermet, Geneva (Switzerland); Koval' chuk, I.V.; Zavaliy, I.Yu. [Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute NAS Ukraine, 5, Naukova Street, Lviv, 79000 (Ukraine)

    2012-03-15

    Two new ternary intermetallic compounds, CeMgCo{sub 4} (C15b pseudo-Laves phase, MgCu{sub 4}Sn type) and Ce{sub 2}MgCo{sub 9} (substitution derivative of PuNi{sub 3} type) were synthesized by mechanical alloying method. The structural and hydrogenation properties of these compounds were studied by X-ray diffraction and Pressure-Composition-Temperature measurements. Both compounds absorb hydrogen at room temperature and pressures below 10 MPa forming hydrides with maximum compositions CeMgCo{sub 4}H{sub 6} and Ce{sub 2}MgCo{sub 9}H{sub 12}. Single plateau behavior was observed in P-C isotherm during hydrogen absorption/desorption by Ce{sub 2}MgCo{sub 9} alloy. The CeMgCo{sub 4}-H{sub 2} system is characterized by the presence of two absorption/desorption plateaus corresponding to formation of {beta}-CeMgCo{sub 4}H{sub 4} and {gamma}-CeMgCo{sub 4}H{sub 6} hydride phases. The structure of {beta}-hydride CeMgCo{sub 4}H(D){sub 4} was determined from X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. In this structure initial cubic symmetry of CeMgCo{sub 4} is preserved and hydrogen atoms fill only one type of interstitial sites, triangular MgCo{sub 2} faces. These positions are occupied by 70% and form octahedron around Mg atom with Mg-D bond distances 1.84 A. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of the {beta}-CeMgCo{sub 4}D{sub 4.2} deuteride. Octahedra of D-sites around Mg atoms are shown. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two new ternary compounds have been synthesized in the Ce-Mg-Co system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Below 100 bar H{sub 2} CeMgCo{sub 4} and Ce{sub 2}MgCo{sub 9} reversibly absorb hydrogen at room temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal structure of cubic CeMgCo{sub 4}D{sub 4.2} deuteride has been determined.

  4. A large area LaBr3/NaI phoswich for hard X-ray astronomy

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    In terms of energy resolution, temporal response to burst events, and thermal stability, lanthanum bromide doped with Ce is a much better choice than the traditional NaI(Tl) scintillator for hard X-ray astronomy. We present the test results of a phoswich detector with a diameter of 101.6 mm consisting of 6 mm thick LaBr3:Ce and 40 mm thick NaI(Tl), which is the largest one of this type reported so far. The measured energy resolution is 10.6% at 60 keV, varying inversely proportional to the square root of the energy, and the energy nonlinearity is found to be less than 1%, as good as those of smaller phoswiches. The coupled scintillators and phototube also show excellent uniformity across the detecting surface, with a deviation of 0.7% on the pulse amplitude produced by 60 keV gamma-rays. Thanks to the large ratio of light decay times of NaI(Tl) and LaBr3:Ce, 250 ns versus 16 ns, pulse shape discrimination is much easier for this combination than for NaI(Tl)/CsI(Na). As the light decay time of LaBr3:Ce is about 15 times faster than that of NaI(Tl), this phoswich is more suitable for detection of bright, transient sources such as gamma-ray bursts and soft gamma-ray repeaters. The internal activity of lanthanum produces a count rate of about 6 counts s−1 at 37.5 keV in the detector. This peak could be used for in-flight spectral calibration and gain correction.

  5. Synthesis and electrochemical assessment of Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} ceramics and derived composite electrolytes

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    Martins, Natércia C.T.; Rajesh, Surendran; Marques, Fernando M.B.

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} prepared for the first time through solid state reaction. • High energy milling needed to assist the ceramic route. • Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} is oxide-ion conductor in air and n-type conductor at low pO{sub 2}. • Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} decomposes slightly when exposed to alkaline carbonates. • Composites based on Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} show standard electrical performance. - Abstract: Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} was prepared for the first time through high temperature (1600 °C for 5 h) solid state reaction, after high energy milling to enhance the mechano-chemical interaction of precursor oxides (CeO{sub 2} and Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}). Single phase formation was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction. Impedance spectroscopy data obtained under wide temperature (300–800 °C) and oxygen partial pressure (0.21 to about 10{sup −25} atm) ranges indicates that this material exhibits predominant oxide-ion conductivity under oxidizing conditions while n-type electronic conductivity prevails at low oxygen partial pressure. The mixed oxide shows modest ionic conductivity (1.1 × 10{sup −3} S cm{sup −1} at 800 °C) with activation energy of 1.3 eV in the 600–800 °C temperature range. When combined with molten carbonates (Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3} + Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, 1:1 molar ratio) to produce composite electrolytes, Ce{sub 0.5}Yb{sub 0.5}O{sub 1.75} slightly decomposed. However, the composite electrical performance is still acceptable and closely matches the conductivity of similar materials (>0.1 S cm{sup −1} immediately above 500 °C)

  6. Effects of Ce additions on the age hardening response of Mg–Zn alloys

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    The effects of Ce additions on the precipitation hardening behaviour of Mg–Zn are examined for a series of alloys, with Ce additions at both alloying and microalloying levels. The alloys are artificially aged, and studied using hardness measurement and X-ray diffraction, as well as optical and transmission electron microscopy. It is found that the age-hardening effect is driven by the formation of fine precipitates, the number density of which is related to the Zn content of the alloy. Conversely, the Ce content is found to slightly reduce hardening. When the alloy content of Ce is high, large secondary phase particles containing both Ce and Zn are present, and remain stable during solutionizing. These particles effectively reduce the amount of Zn available as solute for precipitation, and thereby reduce hardening. Combining hardness results with thermodynamic analysis of alloy solute levels also suggests that Ce can have a negative effect on hardening when present as solutes at the onset of ageing. This effect is confirmed by designing a pre-ageing heat treatment to preferentially remove Ce solutes, which is found to restore the hardening capability of an Mg–Zn–Ce alloy to the level of the Ce-free alloy. - Highlights: • The effects of Ce additions on precipitation in Mg–Zn alloys are examined. • Additions of Ce to Mg–Zn slightly reduce the age-hardening response. • Ce-rich secondary phase particles deplete the matrix of Zn solute. • Hardening is also decreased when Ce is present in solution. • Pre-ageing to preferentially precipitate out Ce restores hardening capabilities

  7. Preparation and thermochromic properties of Ce-doped VO{sub 2} films

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    Song, Linwei [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Zhang, Yubo [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Sichuan Engineering Technical College, Deyang 618000 (China); Huang, Wanxia, E-mail: huangwanxiascu@yahoo.com.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Shi, Qiwu; Li, Danxia; Zhang, Yang; Xu, Yuanjie [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)

    2013-06-01

    Graphical abstract: This effect of doping concentration on the phase transition temperature of VO{sub 2} films demonstrates that the phase transition temperature is decreasing along with the increase of the Ce dopant concentrations. After doping Ce, the transition temperature of VO{sub 2} film changes appreciably. Highlights: ► Ce-doped VO{sub 2} films were prepared on muscovite substrate by inorganic sol–gel method for the first time. ► The cerium existing in the VO{sub 2} films in the form of Ce{sup 4+} and Ce{sup 3+} was substituted for part of V atoms in the lattice. ► Ce doping could remarkably reduce the particle size of the Ce-doped films compared with undoped films. ► The phase transition temperature of Ce-doped VO{sub 2} films decreased appreciably with maintaining high-quality phase transition. - Abstract: Mixture of cerium (III) nitrate hexahydrate and vanadium pentaoxide powder were used as precursor to prepare Ce-doped VO{sub 2} films on the muscovite substrate by inorganic sol–gel method. SEM, XRD and XPS were used to investigate the morphologies and structures of VO{sub 2} films. The results show that the VO{sub 2} films grow on the muscovite substrate with preferred orientated (0 1 1) plane and the Ce exists in the form of Ce{sup 4+} and Ce{sup 3+} replacing part of V atoms in the lattice. The infrared transmittance change was measured from room temperature to the temperature above the metal–insulator transition. The films have excellent thermochromic performance. The metal–insulator transition temperature of VO{sub 2} films changes appreciably with Ce doped, which decreases by 4.5 °C per 1 at.% doping. Furthermore, Ce doping could remarkably reduce the particle size of VO{sub 2} films.

  8. Nástroj pro management procesů na platformě SharePoint

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    Fajt, Bohumír

    2012-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce se zabývá vytvořením nástroje pro management procesů na platformě SharePoint. Jejím cílem je vytvoření aplikace, která bude podporovat hledání nových příležitostí na trhu a vytváření modrých oceánů. Svým uživatelům bude poskytovat podporu a průvodce v tomto procesu.

  9. Portace nástroje OptaPlanner na Android

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    David, Tomáš

    2015-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá portací nástroje OptaPlanner na operační systém Android. OptaPlanner je nástroj pro řešení plánovacích problémů a je kompletně napsán v programovacím jazyce Java, který je také využíván pro vývoj aplikací operačního systému Android. Ten však neobsahuje všechny knihovny z Java Standard Edition Application Programming Interface a při portaci nástroje OptaPlanner na Android tak dochází k problémům se závislostmi. Výsledkem této práce je návrh a implementace řešení výše zmíně...

  10. Nanostructured Lanthanum Halides and CeBr3 for Nuclear Radiation and Detection

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    Scintillator materials are used to detect, and in some cases identify, gamma rays. Higher performance scintillators are expensive, hard to manufacture, fragile, and sometimes require liquid nitrogen or cooling engines. But whereas lower-quality scintillators are cheap, easy to manufacture, and more rugged, their performance is lower. At issue: can the desirable qualities of high-and low-performance scintillators be combined to achieve better performance at lower cost? Preliminary experiments show that a LaF3:Ce oleic acid-based nanocomposite exhibits a photopeak when exposed to 137Cs source gamma-radiation. The chemical synthesis of the cerium-doped lanthanum halide nanoparticles are scalable and large quantities of material can be produced at a time, unlike typical crystal growth processes such as the Bridgeman process. Using a polymer composite (Figure 1), produced by LANL, initial measurements of the unloaded and 8% LaF3:Ce-loaded sample have been made using 137Cs sources. Figure 2 shows an energy spectrum acquired for CeF3. The lighter plot is the measured polymer-only spectrum and the black plot is the spectrum from the nanocomposite scintillator. As the development of this material continues, the energy resolution is expected to improve and the photopeak-to-Compton ratio will become greater at higher loadings. These measurements show the expected Compton edge in the polymer-only sample, and the Compton edge and photo-peak expected in the nanophosphor composites that LANL has produced. Using a porous VYCORR with CdSe/ZnS core shell quantum dots, Letant has demonstrated that he has obtained signatures of the 241Am photopeak with energy resolution as good at NaI (Figure 3). We begin with the fact that CeBr3 crystals do not have a self-activity component as strong as the lanthanum halides. The radioactive 0.090% 138La component of lanthanum leads to significant self-activity, which will be a problem for very large detector volumes. Yet a significant strength of

  11. Y-virus krumpira na duhanu na Kosovu

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    Taraku, Nysret; Juretić, Nikola

    1991-01-01

    U prošlih nekoliko godina javlja se na duhanu na području Kosova vrlo agresivna virusna bolest zbog koje nastaju znatne gospodarske štete. Na oboljelim biljkama virus uzrokuje nekrotične promjene na listu, osobito nekroze žila, te mozaik. U ovom su radu istražena 4 virusna izolata (TI, T2, T3, T4) nađena na duhanu u okolici Gnjilana, Uroševca, Đakovice i Prizrena. Na osnovi istraživanja kruga domaćina, osobina in vitro, seroloških svojstava te studija mikroskopskih i submikroskopskih inkluzij...

  12. Kalkulace nákladů na provoz stavebního stroje

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    Šarlejová, Petra

    2012-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce je zaměřena na problematiku kalkulací nákladů na provoz stavebního stroje. Jelikož je skupina těchto nákladů objemově významná a ovlivňuje tak výši dosaženého zisku, ale i celkovou hospodárnost výroby, je důležité tyto náklady sledovat a to zejména ve stavebních podnicích, které provádějí zemní práce nebo výstavbu komunikací. V další části práce je proveden výpočet kalkulační sazby strojohodiny pásového rypadla pro potřeby kalkulace cen stavebních prací a stanovení sazby...

  13. Analyzátor komunikace na sběrnici USB

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    Jančo, Tomáš

    2016-01-01

    Táto diplomová práca sa zaoberá návrhom analyzátoru komunikácie na zbernici USB. Prvá časť práce je venovaná zbernici USB a typom dátových prenosov na nej. Ďalej práca rozoberá existujúce riešenia analyzátorov zbernice USB. Následne je predstavená platforma FitKIT Minerva, na ktorej bude USB analyzátor implementovaný. Ďalšie časti práce sa zaoberajú návrhom architektúry analyzátoru a jeho častí - obvodu fyzickej vrstvy, komunikačného rozhrania a užívateľského rozhrania. Zvyšok práce sa venuje...

  14. Poptávka po přípravcích na ochranu vinic a její cenová elasticita

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    Haluzová, Dana

    2016-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zaměřuje na poptávku po přípravcích na ochranu vinic u firmy Agro-Artikel, s.r.o. Převážně pak na její cenovou elasticitu. Ze získaných dat o čtyřech přípravcích vytváří pomocí regresní přímky funkci poptávky, dále funkci elasticity poptávky, na jejímž základě předpovídá její chování. Práce také dává doporučení pro zvýšení poptávky.

  15. DX-like centers in NaI:Tl upon aliovalent codoping

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    Adhikari, Rajendra; Li, Qi; Williams, Richard T.; Burger, Arnold; Biswas, Koushik

    2014-12-01

    Aliovalent doping has been recently shown to remarkably improve energy resolution in some halide scintillators. Based on first-principles calculations we report on the formation of DX-like centers in a well-known scintillator material, Tl-doped NaI (NaI:Tl), when codoped with Ca or Ba. Our calculations indicate a net binding energy favoring formation of the defect complex (TlNa-+CaNa+) involving a new cation-cation bond, instead of the isolated substitutional defects. The pair has properties of a deep DX-like acceptor complex. Doping with the aliovalent anion impurity Te is also found to induce deep centers, which can act as effective electron or hole traps. The hole trapped as TeI0 involves large lattice relaxation of the Te and an adjacent iodine, consistent with extrinsic self-trapping of the hole. Thus, in contrast to the positive effect achieved by aliovalent co-doping of the rare-earth tri-halides LaBr3:Ce and CeBr3:Ca as reported recently, co-doping with donor-like cations Ca, Ba, or the acceptor-like anion Te in monovalent NaI:Tl is found to inhibit scintillation response.

  16. Vertikální kotel na spalování zemního plynu

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    Sedlák, Petr

    2015-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce se zabývá tepelným výpočtem a návrhem kotle na spalování zemního plynu. Cílem práce je návrh velikosti výhřevných ploch, tak aby pára splňovala požadavky teploty 490 °C, tlaku 7 MPa a parního výkonu 60 t/h.

  17. Možnosti reklamy firmy na veletrzích

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    Fusková, Michaela

    2008-01-01

    Bakalářská práce je zaměřena na propagaci firmy TONDACH Česká republika, s. r. o. na veletrzích. Obsahuje informace o různých druzích reklamy na veletrzích. Možnosti a ukázky toho, jak efektivně se dá veletrhů využít. Jaká forma je efektivní a naopak. Především jde o navržení optimální skladby reklamy na veletrzích. The bachelor´s thesis is focused on promotion of TONDACH Česká republika, Ltd. company on the fairs. It includes informations of different kinds of advertising on the fairs, po...

  18. Wypalenie zawodowe a motywacja do pracy i czynniki ją wzmacniające u kadry pedagogicznej instytucji opiekuńczo-wychowawczych

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    Lipowska, Joanna

    2016-01-01

    Wydział Nauk Społecznych: Instytut Psychologii UAM Badanie miało na celu sprawdzenie, czy różnicom w przebiegu procesu wypalenia zawodowego towarzyszą różnice motywacji do pracy. Założono, że funkcję istotną dla prewencji/leczenia wypalenia może pełnić autonomiczna (wewnętrzna) motywacja do pracy i wzmacniające czynniki: motywacja osiągnięć, orientacja przyczynowa, wartości zawodowe i osobiste, zaspokojenie podstawowych potrzeb psychologicznych. Badanie o charakterze longitudialnym przepro...

  19. Study on the corrosion residual strength of the 1.0 wt.% Ce modified AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    The effect of corrosion on the tensile behaviour of the 1.0 wt.% Ce modified AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated by the immersion of the test bar in 3.5 wt.% NaCl aqueous solution for 0, 12, 40, 108, 204, 372 and 468 h with the subsequent tensile tests in this paper. The fractography was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that pitting corrosion should be responsible for the drop of the corrosion residual strength within the testing time. The depth of the corrosion pits was statistically and quantitatively obtained by an optical microscopy and the maximal value was recorded as the extreme depth of the corrosion pit. Furthermore, the corrosion residual strength is linearly dependent on the extreme depth of the corrosion pit, which can be attributed to the loss of cross-sectional area and the emergence of stress concentration caused by the initiation and development of corrosion pits.

  20. Response of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) to High Energy Protons

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    Coupland, Daniel David Schechtman [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stonehill, Laura Catherine [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goett, John Jerome III [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2015-11-23

    Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) is a promising new inorganic scintillator for gamma and neutron detection. As a gamma-ray detector, it exhibits bright light output and better resolution and proportionality of response than traditional gamma-ray scintillators such as NaI. It is also highly sensitive to thermal neutrons through capture on 6Li, and recent experiments have demonstrated sensitivity to fast neutrons through interactions with 35Cl. The response of CLYC to other forms of radiation has not been reported. We have performed the first measurements of the response of CLYC to several-hundred MeV protons. We have collected digitized waveforms from proton events, and compare to those produced by gammas and thermal neutrons. Finally, we discuss the potential for pulse shape discrimination between them.

  1. Effective corrosion protection of AA6061 aluminum alloy by sputtered Al-Ce coatings

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    Al-Ce coatings were deposited on silicon and AA6061 aluminum alloy substrates by DC magnetron sputtering using aluminum in combination with pure cerium targets. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in order to consider their application as high corrosion resistance coatings. The corrosion behavior of the films was studied using a NaCl aqueous solution (3.5 wt%). As for the characterization results, an apparent amorphous phase of aluminum oxide with small cerium compounds embedded in the matrix was detected by the X-ray diffraction patterns and HRTEM on the deposited films at 200 W and 4 Pa. At these conditions, AFM and SEM images evidenced crack-free coatings with low-roughness nanometric structures and columnar growth. EIS and Tafel results converged to indicate an inhibition of the corrosion reactions. The film displayed good stability in the aggressive medium and after 1 day of exposure underwent very little degradation. The variations in the impedance and Tafel characteristics were found to occur as a function of cerium content, which provokes important changes in the film protective properties.

  2. Effective corrosion protection of AA6061 aluminum alloy by sputtered Al-Ce coatings

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    Dominguez-Crespo, M.A., E-mail: mdominguezc@ipn.m [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, GIPMAT CICATA-Altamira, km 14.5, Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial Altamira, C.P. 89600 Altamira, Tamps (Mexico); Torres-Huerta, A.M. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, GIPMAT CICATA-Altamira, km 14.5, Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial Altamira, C.P. 89600 Altamira, Tamps (Mexico); Rodil, S.E. [Instituto de Investigacion en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Del. Coyoacan, C.P. 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Ramirez-Meneses, E. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, GIPMAT CICATA-Altamira, km 14.5, Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial Altamira, C.P. 89600 Altamira, Tamps (Mexico); Suarez-Velazquez, G.G. [Alumna del PTA del CICATA-Altamira IPN, km 14.5, Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial Altamira, C.P. 89600 Altamira, Tamps (Mexico); Hernandez-Perez, M.A. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, ESIQIE, C.P. 07738 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2009-12-30

    Al-Ce coatings were deposited on silicon and AA6061 aluminum alloy substrates by DC magnetron sputtering using aluminum in combination with pure cerium targets. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in order to consider their application as high corrosion resistance coatings. The corrosion behavior of the films was studied using a NaCl aqueous solution (3.5 wt%). As for the characterization results, an apparent amorphous phase of aluminum oxide with small cerium compounds embedded in the matrix was detected by the X-ray diffraction patterns and HRTEM on the deposited films at 200 W and 4 Pa. At these conditions, AFM and SEM images evidenced crack-free coatings with low-roughness nanometric structures and columnar growth. EIS and Tafel results converged to indicate an inhibition of the corrosion reactions. The film displayed good stability in the aggressive medium and after 1 day of exposure underwent very little degradation. The variations in the impedance and Tafel characteristics were found to occur as a function of cerium content, which provokes important changes in the film protective properties.

  3. Sensitive profiling of biogenic amines in urine using CE with transient isotachophoretic preconcentration.

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    Xu, Zhongqi; Okada, Jiro; Timerbaev, Andrei R; Hirokawa, Takeshi

    2009-12-01

    A transient ITP-CZE system is proposed for the determination of biogenic amines in urine. The complete separation and identification of dopamine, tyramine (TA), tryptamine (T), serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and normetanephrine have been achieved in a twofold diluted urine sample (in which the analytes were below the LODs by normal CZE). The tITP preconcentration conditions were created by introducing a 30 mM solution of NaOH, containing 0.1% hydroxypropylcellulose (pH 6.5 adjusted with MES), and 0.1 M HCl before and after the sample zone to work as leading and terminating electrolytes, respectively. This allowed the LODs of direct UV absorption detection to be decreased down to the 10(-8) M level that is comparable with the sensitivity thresholds of LIF detection or inline SPE-CE. The RSDs of migration time and peak area for real-biofluid analysis were in the range of 0.1-4.5% and 0.8-16% (n=3), respectively. Quantification of dopamine, TA, T, and serotonin was performed using internal calibration. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on probing urinal biogenic amines and their metabolites by tITP-CZE. PMID:19882628

  4. Abnormal variation of magnetic properties with Ce content in (PrNdCe)2Fe14B sintered magnets prepared by dual alloy method

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    Xue-Feng, Zhang; Jian-Ting, Lan; Zhu-Bai, Li; Yan-Li, Liu; Le-Le, Zhang; Yong-Feng, Li; Qian, Zhao

    2016-05-01

    Resource-saving (PrNdCe)2Fe14B sintered magnets with nominal composition (PrNd)15‑x Ce x Fe77B8 (x = 0‑10) were prepared using a dual alloy method by mixing (PrNd)5Ce10Fe77B8 with (PrNd)15Fe77B8 powders. For Ce atomic percent of 1% and 2%, coercivity decreases dramatically. With further increase of Ce atomic percent, the coercivity increases, peaks at 6.38 kOe in (PrNd)11Ce4Fe77B8, and then declines gradually. The abnormal dependence of coercivity is likely related to the inhomogeneity of rare earth chemical composition in the intergranular phase, where PrNd concentration is strongly dependent on the additive amount of (PrNd)5Ce10Fe77B8 powders. In addition, for Ce atomic percent of 8%, 7%, and 6% the coercivity is higher than that of magnets prepared by the conventional method, which shows the advantage of the dual alloy method in preparing high abundant rare earth magnets. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51461033, 51571126, 51541105, and 11547032), the Natural Science Foundation of Inner Mongolia, China (Grant No. 2013MS0110), and the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology Innovation Fund, China.

  5. Temperature-dependent nonradiative energy transfer from Gd3+ to Ce3+ ions in co-doped LuAG:Ce,Gd garnet scintillators

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    Energy transfer from donor Gd3+ to acceptor Ce3+ ions was studied in low doped lutetium aluminum garnet, LuAG:Ce,Gd. High purity single crystalline films were prepared by liquid phase epitaxy. The mechanism of nonradiative energy transfer from 6PJ (Gd3+) multiplet to crystal field split 5d2 (2D) states of Ce3+ was established as long-range dipole–dipole interaction and the average critical transfer distance between Gd3+ and Ce3+ ions was found ~14 Å at room temperature. It is shown that the single step energy transfer between donor–acceptor pairs is dominant while migration of excitation energy within the donor Gd3+ subsystem is only a small perturbation in the energy transfer mechanism in the studied low doped garnets. - Highlights: • Photoluminescence and decay kinetics in co-doped LuAG:Ce,Gd garnets. • Energy transfer from Gd3+ to Ce3+ in LuAG:Ce,Gd garnets. • Ce doped multicomponent garnet scintillators

  6. Temperature-dependent nonradiative energy transfer from Gd{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 3+} ions in co-doped LuAG:Ce,Gd garnet scintillators

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    Onderisinova, Z. [Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Kucera, M., E-mail: kucera@karlov.mff.cuni.cz [Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Hanus, M. [Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Nikl, M. [Institute of Physics, AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, 162 00 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)

    2015-11-15

    Energy transfer from donor Gd{sup 3+} to acceptor Ce{sup 3+} ions was studied in low doped lutetium aluminum garnet, LuAG:Ce,Gd. High purity single crystalline films were prepared by liquid phase epitaxy. The mechanism of nonradiative energy transfer from {sup 6}P{sub J} (Gd{sup 3+}) multiplet to crystal field split 5d{sub 2} ({sup 2}D) states of Ce{sup 3+} was established as long-range dipole–dipole interaction and the average critical transfer distance between Gd{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 3+} ions was found ~14 Å at room temperature. It is shown that the single step energy transfer between donor–acceptor pairs is dominant while migration of excitation energy within the donor Gd{sup 3+} subsystem is only a small perturbation in the energy transfer mechanism in the studied low doped garnets. - Highlights: • Photoluminescence and decay kinetics in co-doped LuAG:Ce,Gd garnets. • Energy transfer from Gd{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 3+} in LuAG:Ce,Gd garnets. • Ce doped multicomponent garnet scintillators.

  7. Crystal Growth and Intergrowth Structure of the New Heavy Fermion Materials CeIrIn 5 and CeRhIn 5

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    Moshopoulou, E. G.; Fisk, Z.; Sarrao, J. L.; Thompson, J. D.

    2001-04-01

    The structures of the new heavy fermion materials CeIrIn5 and CeRhIn5 have been determined by single-crystal neutron (R(F)=0.051) and X-ray (R(F)=0.056) diffraction, respectively. Both compounds adopt tetragonal structure, space group P4/mmm (No. 123), Z=1, a=b=4.674(1) Å, and c=7.501(5) Å for CeIrIn5, and a=b=4.656(2) Å, and c=7.542(1) Å for CeRhIn5. The possible presence of antisite disorder, a long-standing question on this type of structure, was excluded by both electron and-neutron or X-ray diffraction. The compounds are built by monolayers of face-sharing distorted cuboctahedra [CeIn3] and monolayers of edge-sharing rectangular parallelepipeds [RhIn2] or [IrIn2], stacked alternatively in the [001] direction. Therefore, they are new members of the inhomogeneous linear homologous series MmTnT‧3m+2n. Because of their ordered intergrowth structure, the physical properties of the quasi-two-dimensional heavy electron systems CeIrIn5 and CeRhIn5 can be directly compared with the corresponding ones of their parent compound, the three-dimensional heavy fermion material CeIn3.

  8. Glass forming ability of the Al-Ce-Ni system; Avaliacao da capacidade de formacao vitrea do sistema Al-Ce-Ni

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    Triveno Rios, C. [Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Rondonopolis, MT (Brazil)], e-mail: triveno@ufmt.br; Surinach, S.; Baro, M.D. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais - Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Bolfarini, C.; Botta, W.J.; Kiminami, C.S. [Departamento de Fisica da Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Spain)

    2010-07-01

    In the present work, the glass forming ability (GFA) and its compositional dependence on Al-Ni-Ce system alloys were investigated in function of several thermal parameters. Rapidly quenched Al{sub 85}Ni{sub 15}-{sub X}Ce{sub X} (X=4,5,6,7,10), Al{sub 90}Ni{sub 5}Ce{sub 5}, Al{sub 89}Ni{sub 2}.{sub 4}Ce{sub 8}.{sub 6}, Al{sub 80}Ni{sub 15.6}Ce{sub 4}.{sub 4} and Al{sub 78}Ni{sub 18.5}Ce{sub 3.5} amorphous ribbons were produced by melt-spinning and the structural transformation during heating was studied using a combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results showed that the GFA and the thermal stability in the Al-rich corner of Al- Ni-Ce system alloys were enhanced by increasing the solute content and specifically the Ce content (author)

  9. 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.

  10. Enhancement of red to orange emission ratio of YPO4:Eu3+,Ce3+ and its dependence on Ce3+ concentration

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    ZHAN Shiping; GAO Yongyi; LIU Yunxin; ZHONG Hui

    2012-01-01

    Eu3+ and Ce3+ co-doped YPO4 microspheres were synthesized by hydrothermal method without template.The emission spectra showed that the red emission centered at 618 nm could be readily increased relatively to the orange emission centered at 590 nm by controlling the doping concentration of Ce3+ ion.The investigation based on excitation spectra and decay curves demonstrated that the doped Ce3+ ions took two efficient energy transfers to Eu3+ ions and affected the lifetime of the emission states ofEu3+ ions so that the emission spectra of Eu3+ ion were accordingly tuned with the Ce3+ content increasing.This controllable red (5D0→7F2) to orange (5D0→7F1) emission ratio of YPO4:Eu3+,Ce3+ made it very promising for encoded anti-fake labels and bio-labels.

  11. Thermoelectric transport properties of nanostructured FeSb 2 and Ce-based heavy-fermions CeCu and CeAl 3

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    Pokharel, Mani R.

    Thermoelectric (TE) energy conversion is an all-solid-state technology which can convert waste thermal energy into useful electric power and cool ambience without using harmful gases like CFC. Due to their several advantages over traditional energy conversion technologies, thermoelectric generators (TEG) and coolers (TEC) have drawn enormous research efforts. The objective of this work is to find promising materials for thermoelectric cooling applications and optimize their thermoelectric performances. Finding a material with a good value for the thermoelectric figure-of-merit (ZT) at cryogenic temperatures, specifically below 77 K, has been of great interest. This work demonstrates that FeSb2 1, CeCu6 2 and CeAl3 3, all belonging to a class of materials with strongly correlated electron behavior; exhibit promising thermoelectric properties below 77 K. In general, ZT of a TE material can be increased using two basic approaches: lattice thermal conductivity reduction and power factor (PF) enhancement. The results of this study indicate that nanostructuring effectively decreases the thermal conductivity of FeSb2, CeCu6 and CeAl 3 leading to improved ZT. The approach of introducing point-defect scattering to further reduce the thermal conductivity is successfully implemented for Te-substituted FeSb2 nanostructured samples 4. A semiconductor/metal interface has long been proposed to exhibit enhanced thermoelectric properties. We use this technique by introducing Ag-nanoparticles in the host FeSb2 which further increases ZT by 70% 5. Additionally, a detailed investigation is made on the phonon-drag effect as a possible mechanism responsible for the large value of the Seebeck coefficient of FeSb2 6. We show that the phonon-drag mechanism contributes significantly to the large Seebeck effect in FeSb2 and hence this effect cannot be minor as was proposed in literatures previously. A model based on Kapitza-resistance and effective medium approach (EMA) is used to analyze

  12. Chemical interaction of Ce-Fe mixed oxides for methane selective oxidation

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    祝星; 杜云鹏; 王华; 魏永刚; 李孔斋; 孙令玥

    2014-01-01

    Chemical interaction of Ce-Fe mixed oxides was investigated in methane selective oxidation via methane temperature pro-grammed reduction and methane isothermal reaction tests over Ce-Fe oxygen carriers. In methane temperature programmed reduction test, Ce-Fe oxide behaved complete oxidation at the lower temperature and selective oxidation at higher temperatures. Ce-Fe mixed oxides with the Fe content in the range of 0.1-0.5 was able to produce syngas with high selectivity in high-temperature range (800-900 °C), and a higher Fe amount over 0.5 seemed to depress the CO formation. In isothermal reaction, complete oxidation oc-curred at beginning following with selective oxidation later. Ce1-xFexO2-δ oxygen carriers (x≤0.5) were proved to be suitable for the selective oxidation of methane. Ce-Fe mixed oxides had the well-pleasing reducibility with high oxygen releasing rate and CO selec-tivity due to the interaction between Ce and Fe species. Strong chemical interaction of Ce-Fe mixed oxides originated from both Fe* activated CeO2 and Ce3+ activated iron oxides (FeOm), and those chemical interaction greatly enhanced the oxygen mobility and se-lectivity.

  13. Luminescence enhancement of PPO/PVT scintillators by CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Sahi, Sunil; Chen, Wei; Jiang, Ke

    2015-03-15

    Oleic acid coated cerium fluoride (CeF{sub 3}) nanoparticles were synthesized by a wet chemistry method. The average size of the nanoparticles is 12 nm, and the nanoparticles are dispersible in polyvinyl toluene (PVT) monomer due to the oleic acid coating. Different amounts of as-synthesized CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles are then loaded into PVT matrix with 0.5 wt% 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO) by bulk polymerization. The luminescence of PPO/PVT is enhanced by CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles to 3 and 2.5 times under UV and X-ray excitation, respectively. This enhancement is due to the energy transfer from CeF{sub 3} to PPO, the increase of the stopping power by doping CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles into PPO/PVT and the escape of charges from CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles. - Highlights: • Oleic acid coated cerium fluoride (CeF{sub 3}) nanoparticles were synthesized by a wet chemistry method. • The luminescence of PPO/PVT is enhanced by CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles under UV and X-ray excitations. • This enhancement is due to the energy transfer from CeF{sub 3} to PPO in PVT matrix. • The escape of charges from CeF{sub 3} nanoparticles also contribute to the luminescence enhancement. • These nanocomposite materials could be promising for radiation detection.

  14. Luminescence enhancement of PPO/PVT scintillators by CeF3 nanoparticles

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    Oleic acid coated cerium fluoride (CeF3) nanoparticles were synthesized by a wet chemistry method. The average size of the nanoparticles is 12 nm, and the nanoparticles are dispersible in polyvinyl toluene (PVT) monomer due to the oleic acid coating. Different amounts of as-synthesized CeF3 nanoparticles are then loaded into PVT matrix with 0.5 wt% 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO) by bulk polymerization. The luminescence of PPO/PVT is enhanced by CeF3 nanoparticles to 3 and 2.5 times under UV and X-ray excitation, respectively. This enhancement is due to the energy transfer from CeF3 to PPO, the increase of the stopping power by doping CeF3 nanoparticles into PPO/PVT and the escape of charges from CeF3 nanoparticles. - Highlights: • Oleic acid coated cerium fluoride (CeF3) nanoparticles were synthesized by a wet chemistry method. • The luminescence of PPO/PVT is enhanced by CeF3 nanoparticles under UV and X-ray excitations. • This enhancement is due to the energy transfer from CeF3 to PPO in PVT matrix. • The escape of charges from CeF3 nanoparticles also contribute to the luminescence enhancement. • These nanocomposite materials could be promising for radiation detection

  15. Origin of enhanced photocatalytic activity of F-doped CeO2 nanocubes

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    Miao, Hui; Huang, Gui-Fang; Liu, Jin-Hua; Zhou, Bing-Xin; Pan, Anlian; Huang, Wei-Qing; Huang, Guo-Fang

    2016-05-01

    CeO2 nanoparticles are synthesized using a low-temperature solution combustion method and subsequent heat treatment in air. It is found that F-doping leads to smaller particle size and the formation of CeO2 nanocubes with higher percentage of reactive facets exposed. The band gap is estimated to be 3.16 eV and 2.88 eV, for pure CeO2 and fluorine doped CeO2 (F-doped CeO2) nanocubes, respectively. The synthesized F-doped CeO2 nanocubes exhibit much higher photocatalytic activities than commercial TiO2 and spherical CeO2 for the degradation of MB dye under UV and visible light irradiation. The apparent reaction rate constant k of MB decomposition over the optimized F-doped CeO2 nanocubes is 9.5 times higher than that of pure CeO2 and 2.2 times higher than that of commercial TiO2. The enhanced photocatalytic activity of F-doped CeO2 nanocubes originates from the fact that F-doping induces the small size, the highly reactive facets exposed, the intense absorption in the UV-vis range and the narrowing of the band gap. This research provides some new insights for the synthesis of the doping of the foreign atoms into photocatalyst with controlled morphology and enhanced photocatalytic activity.

  16. Microstructures and mechanical properties in B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics

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    Sun Shuchen, E-mail: sunsc@smm.neu.edu.cn [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Sakamoto, Tatsuaki; Nakai, Kiyomichi [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Kurishita, Hiroaki [International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan); Kobayashi, Sengo [Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology, Ehime University, 3Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Xu Jingyu; Cao Hui; Gao Bo; Bianxue; Wu Wenyuan; Tu Ganfeng [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Matsuda, Seiji [Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Ehime University, Shizugawa, Toon 791-0295 (Japan)

    2011-10-01

    B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} composite ceramics with various concentrations of CeO{sub 2} were fabricated by hot press. The effects of CeO{sub 2} on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics have been investigated. During hot press, CeB{sub 6} was formed by the reaction between CeO{sub 2} and B{sub 4}C. The B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics had higher levels of density, fracture toughness, flexural strength and Vickers hardness than those in monolithic B{sub 4}C. The microstructures of the B{sub 4}C-CeO{sub 2} ceramics were observed and analyzed by transmission electron microscopy. In-situ synthesized CeB{sub 6} indicated whisker-like shape and grew along the interface with B{sub 4}C, and different boron carbides with different content of C existed at/around the interface of CeB{sub 6} with B{sub 4}C in the composite ceramics. It made mechanical properties greatly improved.

  17. Manipulating Ce Valence in RE2Fe14B Tetragonal Compounds by La-Ce Co-doping: Resultant Crystallographic and Magnetic Anomaly

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    Jin, Jiaying; Zhang, Yujing; Bai, Guohua; Qian, Zeyu; Wu, Chen; Ma, Tianyu; Shen, Baogen; Yan, Mi

    2016-01-01

    Abundant and low-cost Ce has attracted considerable interest as a prospective alternative for those critically relied Nd/Pr/Dy/Tb in the 2:14:1-type permanent magnets. The (Nd, Ce)2Fe14B compound with inferior intrinsic magnetic properties to Nd2Fe14B, however, cannot provide an equivalent magnetic performance. Since Ce valence is sensitive to local steric environment, manipulating it towards the favorable trivalent state provides a way to enhance the magnetic properties. Here we report that such a desirable Ce valence can be induced by La-Ce co-doping into [(Pr, Nd)1−x(La, Ce)x]2.14Fe14B (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) compounds via strip casting. As verified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results, Ce valence shifts towards the magnetically favorable Ce3+ state in the composition range of x > 0.3, owing to the co-doping of large radius La3+ into 2:14:1 phase lattice. As a result, both crystallographic and magnetic anomalies are observed in the same vicinity of x = 0.3, above which lattice parameters a and c, and saturation magnetization Ms increase simultaneously. Over the whole doping range, 2:14:1 tetragonal structure forms and keeps stable even at 1250 K. This finding may shed light on obtaining a favorable Ce valence via La-Ce co-doping, thus maintaining the intrinsic magnetic properties of 2:14:1-type permanent magnets. PMID:27457408

  18. Manipulating Ce Valence in RE2Fe14B Tetragonal Compounds by La-Ce Co-doping: Resultant Crystallographic and Magnetic Anomaly.

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    Jin, Jiaying; Zhang, Yujing; Bai, Guohua; Qian, Zeyu; Wu, Chen; Ma, Tianyu; Shen, Baogen; Yan, Mi

    2016-01-01

    Abundant and low-cost Ce has attracted considerable interest as a prospective alternative for those critically relied Nd/Pr/Dy/Tb in the 2:14:1-type permanent magnets. The (Nd, Ce)2Fe14B compound with inferior intrinsic magnetic properties to Nd2Fe14B, however, cannot provide an equivalent magnetic performance. Since Ce valence is sensitive to local steric environment, manipulating it towards the favorable trivalent state provides a way to enhance the magnetic properties. Here we report that such a desirable Ce valence can be induced by La-Ce co-doping into [(Pr, Nd)1-x(La, Ce)x]2.14Fe14B (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) compounds via strip casting. As verified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results, Ce valence shifts towards the magnetically favorable Ce(3+) state in the composition range of x > 0.3, owing to the co-doping of large radius La(3+) into 2:14:1 phase lattice. As a result, both crystallographic and magnetic anomalies are observed in the same vicinity of x = 0.3, above which lattice parameters a and c, and saturation magnetization Ms increase simultaneously. Over the whole doping range, 2:14:1 tetragonal structure forms and keeps stable even at 1250 K. This finding may shed light on obtaining a favorable Ce valence via La-Ce co-doping, thus maintaining the intrinsic magnetic properties of 2:14:1-type permanent magnets. PMID:27457408

  19. VPLIV MOTIVACIJE NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Žitnik, Marjan

    2011-01-01

    Diplomski seminar predstavlja motivacijo, bolj natančno motivacijo na delovnem mestu in kako motivacija vpliva na zaposlene v podjetju, tako kot tudi na organizacijo in okolico. Predstavljeni so tudi dejavniki motivacije in posameznik, ki je tvorec svojih lastnosti in sposobnosti preko katerih vpliva, tako na lastno motivacijo, tako kot tudi na motivacijo ostalih v organizaciji. Največja pozornost v diplomskem seminarju je namenjena teorijam motivacije, iz katerih izhajajo nadaljnje ugotovitv...

  20. Mesoporous CeTiSiMCM-48 as novel photocatalyst for degradation of organic compounds

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    This work presents novel photocatalysts containing Ti and/or Ce embedded in the mesoporous silica framework (TiSiMCM-48, CeSiMCM-48 and CeTiSiMCM-48) that were prepared via a facile sol–gel process in the presence of ionic structure directing agents. The structural properties of the obtained materials were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption-desorption, scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), EDAX analysis, X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS), ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV–vis DRS) and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The results indicated that Ce and Ti were highly dispersed or incorporated into the framework of the cubic SiMCM-48, with an enhanced light-trapping effect both in the UV and Vis regions. When applied to the photocatalytic degradation of phenol, the best results were obtained for the bimetallic hybrid. The best activity of CeTiSiMCM-48 photocatalyst was ascribed to improved electron–hole pair separation efficiency and formation of more reactive oxygen species due to the presence of Ce4+/Ce3+. The mesoporous support increases the dispersability of the photoactive Ti4+ or Ce4+/Ce3+ species on the catalyst surface and the accessibility of the substrate to the active sites. Furthermore, the catalysts can be easily recovered and reused for four cycles without significant loss of activity. - Highlights: • Novel photocatalysts containing Ti and/or Ce embedded in the mesoporous MCM-48 silica. • Ce4+/Ce3+ improved electron–hole pair separation and reactivity of oxygen species. • The mesoporous support increases the dispersability of the photoactive species. • The photocatalyst was highly active and stable for phenol degradation under UV irradiation. • TiCeSiMCM-48 can be recycled up to four cycles without significant loss of activity

  1. Mesoporous CeTiSiMCM-48 as novel photocatalyst for degradation of organic compounds

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    Mureseanu, Mihaela, E-mail: mihaela_mure@yahoo.com [Faculty of Chemistry, University of Craiova, 107 I Calea Bucureşti, 200478 Craiova (Romania); Parvulescu, Viorica, E-mail: vpirvulescu@icf.ro [“Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Spl. Independentei 202, 060021 Bucharest (Romania); Radu, Teodora, E-mail: teocluj@gmail.com [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, 400293 Cluj Napoca (Romania); Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nano-Sciences, Babes Bolyai University, 400271 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Filip, Mihaela [“Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Spl. Independentei 202, 060021 Bucharest (Romania); Carja, Gabriela, E-mail: carja@uaic.ro [Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, Technical University of Iasi, 71 D. Mangeron, Iasi (Romania)

    2015-11-05

    This work presents novel photocatalysts containing Ti and/or Ce embedded in the mesoporous silica framework (TiSiMCM-48, CeSiMCM-48 and CeTiSiMCM-48) that were prepared via a facile sol–gel process in the presence of ionic structure directing agents. The structural properties of the obtained materials were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption-desorption, scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), EDAX analysis, X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS), ultraviolet–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV–vis DRS) and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The results indicated that Ce and Ti were highly dispersed or incorporated into the framework of the cubic SiMCM-48, with an enhanced light-trapping effect both in the UV and Vis regions. When applied to the photocatalytic degradation of phenol, the best results were obtained for the bimetallic hybrid. The best activity of CeTiSiMCM-48 photocatalyst was ascribed to improved electron–hole pair separation efficiency and formation of more reactive oxygen species due to the presence of Ce{sup 4+}/Ce{sup 3+}. The mesoporous support increases the dispersability of the photoactive Ti{sup 4+} or Ce{sup 4+}/Ce{sup 3+} species on the catalyst surface and the accessibility of the substrate to the active sites. Furthermore, the catalysts can be easily recovered and reused for four cycles without significant loss of activity. - Highlights: • Novel photocatalysts containing Ti and/or Ce embedded in the mesoporous MCM-48 silica. • Ce{sup 4+}/Ce{sup 3+} improved electron–hole pair separation and reactivity of oxygen species. • The mesoporous support increases the dispersability of the photoactive species. • The photocatalyst was highly active and stable for phenol degradation under UV irradiation. • TiCeSiMCM-48 can be recycled up to four cycles without significant loss of activity.

  2. Hydrothermal synthesis of hexagonal CeO{sub 2} nanosheets and their room temperature ferromagnetism

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    Meng, Fanming, E-mail: mrmeng@ahu.edu.cn [School of Physics and Materials Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230601 (China); Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams, Dalian University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China); Zhang, Cheng; Fan, Zhenghua; Gong, Jinfeng; Li, Aixia; Ding, Zongling; Tang, Huaibao; Zhang, Miao; Wu, Guifang [School of Physics and Materials Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230601 (China)

    2015-10-25

    Hexagonal CeO{sub 2} nanosheets of 40–50 nm in thickness and 300–400 nm in side-length have been successfully synthesized via controlling the morphology of CeCO{sub 3}OH precursors by a facile hydrothermal technique using CeCl{sub 3}·7H{sub 2}O as cerium source, ammonium hydrogen carbonate as precipitants, and ethylenediamine as complexant. The reaction time and the amount of CeCl{sub 3}·7H{sub 2}O and ethylenediamine were systematically investigated. The as-synthesized hexagonal CeO{sub 2} nanosheets were examined by XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, Raman scattering and magnetization measurements. It is found that the amount of CeCl{sub 3}·7H{sub 2}O and ethylenediamine are key parameters for controlling the final morphology. The hexagonal CeO{sub 2} nanosheets have a fluorite cubic structure and there are Ce{sup 3+} ions and oxygen vacancies in surface of samples. The synthesized CeO{sub 2} shows excellent room temperature optical properties. M–H curve exhibits excellent room-temperature ferromagnetism (RTFM) with saturation magnetization (M{sub s}) of 3.02 × 10{sup −2} emu/g, residual magnetization (M{sub r}) of 0.68 × 10{sup −2} emu/g and coercivity (H{sub c}) of 210 Oe, which is likely attributed to the effects of the Ce{sup 3+} ions and oxygen vacancies. - Highlights: • Hexagonal CeO{sub 2} nanosheets with superexerllent RTFM are synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. • RTFM mechanism of CeO{sub 2} nanosheets can be attributed to the influences of oxygen vacancies and Ce{sup 3+} ions. • A defect driven dissolution–recrystallization mechanism is suggested to explain the transformation from nanowires to nanosheets.

  3. Highly active and durable Ca-doped Ce-SBA-15 catalyst for biodiesel production

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    In this work, Ca-doped Ce-incorporated SBA-15 (Ca/CeS) catalyst was successfully synthesized by using direct synthesis of Ce-incorporated SBA-15 followed by impregnation of CaO (calcium oxide). The maximum Si/Ce molar ratio that Ce atoms can be incorporated successfully into the mesoporous framework was found to be 5 (CeS-5). After the impregnation of 30 wt. % Ca, the obtained 30Ca/CeS-5 catalysts showed the superior catalytic performance for transesterification reaction of palm oil with methanol and also the higher catalytic activity as compared to other supported catalysts, i.e. CaO/CeO2 and CaO–CeO2/SBA-15. This can be attributed to the well-dispersion of CaO on the CeS-5 support surface. Furthermore, it was found that the leaching of Si, Ce and Ca from the catalyst into biodiesel produced was negligible (i.e. <1 ppm after 7 cycles), indicating the strong interaction between CaO and CeS-5 support. As a result, the 30Ca/CeS-5 catalyst can be reused at least 15 cycles with insignificant decrease in catalytic activity, offering the efficient CaO-based catalyst for biodiesel production. - Highlights: • Mesoporous Ca-based catalyst was successfully developed for biodiesel production. • Catalyst exhibited high activity towards transesterification (FAME yield > 98%). • Catalyst can be effectively re-used at least 15 cycles. • Extremely low catalyst contaminant (<1 ppm) was presented

  4. Marketingový mix Restaurace Na chalupě

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    Kubíková, Martina

    2013-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zaměřuje na rozbor marketingu a především marketingového mixu. Tedy na známé definice marketingu, marketingová prostředí a rozbor marketingového mixu, kde jsou zmapovány všechny jeho části (Produkt, Cena, Distribuce, Propagace, Fyzický důkaz, Lidé, Procesy). Z teoretických poznatků, které byly zjištěny v odborné literatuře, je vypracována praktická část. Zde je rozebrán marketingový mix Restaurace Na chalupě a zároveň tak i porovnání dvou provozovatelů, kteří se zde vystří...

  5. Necessidades educacionais dos profissionais da Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF): possibilidades de Educação em Saúde no município de Fortaleza (CE) Educational needs assessment of Family Health Strategy (FHS) professionals: possibilities of health education in Fortaleza Las necesidades educativas de los profesionales de la Estrategia de Salud Familiar (ESF): las posibilidades de la Educación para la Salud en Fortaleza (CE)

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    Tatiana Monteiro Fiúza; Marco Túlio Aguiar Mourão Ribeiro; Kilma Wanderley Lopes Gomes; Mayrá Lobato Pequeno; Ivana Cristina de Holanda Cunha Barreto; Alcides Silva de Miranda; Pedro Renan Santos de Oliveira; Renan Magalhães Montenegro Junior

    2012-01-01

    As reformas curriculares e a mudança do perfil na formação de profissionais da saúde apresentam muitos desafios. O objetivo deste estudo foi caracterizar as necessidades educacionais em saúde percebidas e representadas pelos profissionais de nível superior que atuam na Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF) do município de Fortaleza/CE, recém-aprovados em concurso de âmbito municipal. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo com duas etapas. Um estudo transversal em 2006 com a...

  6. The crystal structure, electronic, and magnetic properties of NaPd3Ge2

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    Highlights: • Correct crystal structure of NaPd3Ge2 is solved by single crystal X-ray diffraction. • NaPd3Ge2 is found to crystallize in the ErRh3Si2 structure type. • NaPd3Si2, NaPd3Ge2 and NaPd3Sn2 are found to be metals down to 2 K. • All three compounds show a weak diamagnetic response down to 2 K. • Trend of p-block atom dimer breaking as function of size. - Abstract: Crystals of NaPd3X2, (X = Si, Ge, Sn) were synthesized and their crystal structures investigated by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The previously reported structures of NaPd3Si2 and NaPd3Sn2 were confirmed. NaPd3Ge2 was found to have a different unit cell from that originally reported; therefore the structure was solved. It is an orthorhombically distorted version of the hexagonal CeCo3Be2-type structure, in space group Imma, with cell parameters a = 7.244(1) Å, b = 9.938(1) Å, c = 5.767(2) Å. The originally reported cell is explained through triple twinning of the true cell. The structure of NaPd3Ge2 fits the trend of decreasing X–X dimerization as a function of increasing period from Si–Sn. All three compounds are metals showing weak diamagnetism with increasing resistivity from NaPd3Si2–NaPd3Sn2; no superconductivity is observed down to 2 K

  7. Využití e-marketingu při propagaci luxusní značky W LINIE na českém a slovenském trhu

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    Chocholáč, Jan

    2014-01-01

    Diplomová práce na téma „Využití e-marketingu při propagaci luxusní značky WLINIE na českém a slovenském trhu“ pojednává o možnostech propagace luxusní značky WLINIE na Internetu. Práce se zaobírá metodami zvýšení návštěvnosti www stránek a budování povědomí o značce. Podrobněji se věnuje i social media marketingu, seo optimalizaci a ppc kampaním.

  8. Mass spectrometric studies on Ce-Cd system

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    Molten salt electrorefining process, which is a pyrochemical reprocessing method, is ideally suited for reprocessing of metallic fuels. Separation of fuel material and fission products is carried out by electrorefining of spent fuel by using solid mandrel and liquid cadmium as cathodes for the electrodeposition of uranium and transuranium elements, respectively. Due to the standard electrode potentials of rare earths being close to that of transuranium elements, some amount of rare-earths are accompanied during the electrodeposition of Pu and minor actinides at liquid cadmium cathode. Therefore the investigation of thermodynamic properties of rare earth-cadmium system is essential. As part of this, vaporization studies on Ce-Cd system with the initial composition of 63.3 at % Cd (corresponding to Cd2Ce+CdCe phase region) has been investigated by Knudsen effusion mass spectrometry. This paper reports the preliminary studies carried out on this system. High purity cadmium (99.99%, M/s. Johnson Matthey Chemical Ltd, England) and cerium (99.8%, M/s. Alfa Aesar) were used for the preparation. The sample was prepared by isopiestic method by equilibrating Cd vapours over the Ce samples in a vacuum sealed quartz set up kept in a gradient furnace. The quartz set up was subsequently quenched and opened inside an argon atmosphere glove box to retrieve the sample. The phase characterization was carried out by XRD. A VG Micromass 30 BK mass spectrometer was employed for the vaporisation studies. The sample was taken in an alumina Knudsen cell (Sample loading carried out inside an argon atmosphere glovebox) and this was placed inside a molybdenum outer cup and a tungsten lid. The cell was heated by electron bombardment and the vapour effusing from Knudsen cell was ionized by electron impact, the ions produced were mass analysed by a 90° sector magnetic analyser and detected by a secondary electron multiplier. Cd+ was the ion detected in the mass spectra of the equilibrium

  9. Kantavien teräsrakenteiden CE-merkintä

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    Rissanen, Ilkka

    2016-01-01

    Tässä diplomityössä käsitellään pienelle kotimaiselle konepajalle tehtyä kehityshanketta. Työn taustalla on Euroopan unionin talousalueella 1.7.2013 voimaan astunut asetus. Asetuksessa vaaditaan, että rakennustuotteilla, joita markkinoidaan Euroopan unionin talousalueella ja, joita koskevat yhtenäistetyt Euroopan unionin tuotedirektiivit täytyy olla varustettuna CE-merkinnällä. Teräsrakenteille asetus astui lopullisesti voimaan 1.7.2014. Työn tavoitteena oli kehittää kohdeyrityksen teräs...

  10. Projected shell model study of neutron-deficient 122Ce

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    Rani Devi; B D Sehgal; S K Khosa

    2006-09-01

    The observed excited states of 122Ce nucleus have been studied in the frame-work of projected shell model (PSM). The yrast band has been studied up to spin 26 ħ. The first band crossing has been predicted above a rotational frequency of 0.4 MeV/ħ that corresponds to first backbending. The calculation reproduces the experimentally observed ground state band up to spin 14ħ. The electromagnetic quantities, transition quadrupole moments and -factors are predicted and there is a need to measure these quantities experimentally.

  11. Thermal expansion of Al3Ce at very low temperatures

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    Below 1 K the thermal expansion coefficient α of Al3Ce is negative and linearly approaches zero at 0 K. The pressure variation of the specific heat γT deduced from the initial variation of α is very strong: 0.62 J/K2 mole kbar. These properties cannot be interpreted with a single ion Kondo effect model but can be interpreted in terms of Fermi liquid (F.L.) behavior. The magnetostriction experiments clearly show the differences between an ordinary F.L. such as 3He and the F.L. built with a lattice of magnetic ions coupled with and by itinerant electrons

  12. 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

  13. A ENGENHARIA NA ESCOLA

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    Valéria Pelizzer Casara

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Este projeto teve por objetivo principal mostrar às jovens do ensino médio, como as áreas de exatas e de engenharia podem estar inseridas em situações rotineiras por elas vivenciadas e incentivá-las para ingressarem nessas áreas. Mostrou-se de forma simples que as áreas de exatas e de engenharia têm aplicações práticas nas nossas vidas. Esse projeto atende a chamada pública MCTI/CNPq/SPM-PR/Petrobras nº 18/2013 -  Meninas e Jovens Fazendo Ciências Exatas, Engenharias e Computação. O projeto foi executado na escola de ensino Médio Nelson Horostecki na cidade de Chapecó-SC. No desenvolvimento do projeto, realizaram-se oficinas na escola cujo tema principal abordado foi o processo de fabricação do chocolate, visto que o mesmo é um produto muito apreciado pelas adolescentes. Dentro dessa temática, foram trabalhadas as questões que envolvem conhecimentos das áreas de exatas e de engenharia, mais especificamente a engenharia ambiental. O projeto auxiliou na formação cidadã e também na escolha profissional das meninas. Muitas das alunas participantes nunca tiveram contato direto com alunos graduandos de algum curso na área das exatas e este projeto oportunizou a aproximação da universidade com a comunidade externa.

  14. NOČNA FOTOGRAFIJA

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    Grgurič, Gregor

    2014-01-01

    Nočna fotografija se zajema na prostem med mrakom in zarjo. Z njo poskušamo izkoristiti drugačen ambient kot pri dnevni svetlobi. Zaradi pomanjkanja svetlobe izvedba nočne fotografije zahteva uporabo daljših osvetlitvenih časov. Če je čas osvetlitve senzorja daljši, je ponavadi prisotna določena stopnja šuma, ki ga lahko omilimo s kvalitetnejšimi fotoaparati in s prilagojeno tehniko fotografiranja. Pomemben faktor pri nočni fotografiji je oprema. Poslužujemo se tudi različnih pripomočkov, kot...

  15. MOBING NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Mraz, Darja

    2011-01-01

    Mobing pomeni načrtno psihično nasilje,trpinčenje in šikaniranje,ki žrtev privede do socialne izolacije.Proces mobinga poteka skozi štiri faze.Začne se s konfliktom in nadaljuje z uveljavitvijo mobinga v obliki stalnih napadov,vse skupaj pa se lahko konča z izključitvijo iz delovnega življenja.Ključni dejavniki mobinga so stres pri delu,način vodenja ter slabo vzdušje med zaposlenimi in vodstvom.

  16. Automatizované programování více mikrokontrolérů AVR přes SPI sběrnici

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    Boštík, Jiří

    2014-01-01

    Cílem této práce je sestavit obvod pro automatizované programování více mikrokontrolérů Atmel AVR přes SPI sběrnici a navrhnout a realizovat demonstrační přípravek, který bude schopen tento úkol alespoň částečně automatizovat, tedy ideálně bez lidského zásahu jedním programátorem nahrát firmware do více mikrokontrolérů. V teoretické části budou popsány součástky, které se v práci využívají, bude popsána jejich funkce a využitelnost. Pro přepínání mezi mikrokontroléry a tudíž i vyřešení dané p...

  17. Adsorption behaviors of thiophene, benzene, and cyclohexene on FAU zeolites: Comparison of CeY obtained by liquid-, and solid-state ion exchange

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    Qin, Yucai; Mo, Zhousheng; Yu, Wenguang; Dong, Shiwei; Duan, Linhai; Gao, Xionghou; Song, Lijuan

    2014-02-01

    Cerium containing Y zeolites were prepared by liquid- (L-CeY) and solid- (S-CeY) state ion exchange from NaY and HY, respectively. The structural and textural properties were characterized by XRD and N2 adsorption, and acidity properties were characterized by NH3 temperature-programmed desorption (NH3-TPD) and in situ FTIR spectrum of chemisorbed pyridine (in situ Py-FTIR). Furthermore, the single component adsorption and multi-component competitive adsorption behavior of thiophene, benzene and cyclohexene on those zeolites have also been studied by using vapor adsorption isotherms, solution adsorption breakthrough curves, thermogravimetry and derivative thermogravimetry (TG/DTG), frequency response (FR) and in situ FTIR techniques. The results indicate that the primary adsorption mode of benzene is simply micropore filling process, but the nature of effect of aromatics on selective adsorption of thiophene is competitive adsorption. The strong chemical adsorptions and protonization reactions of thiophene and cyclohexene occur upon the Brönsted acid sites of the HY and L-CeY zeolites, and the preferable acid catalytic protonization reactions of olefins hinder the further adsorption of sulfur compounds.

  18. Adsorption behaviors of thiophene, benzene, and cyclohexene on FAU zeolites: Comparison of CeY obtained by liquid-, and solid-state ion exchange

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    Cerium containing Y zeolites were prepared by liquid- (L-CeY) and solid- (S-CeY) state ion exchange from NaY and HY, respectively. The structural and textural properties were characterized by XRD and N2 adsorption, and acidity properties were characterized by NH3 temperature-programmed desorption (NH3-TPD) and in situ FTIR spectrum of chemisorbed pyridine (in situ Py-FTIR). Furthermore, the single component adsorption and multi-component competitive adsorption behavior of thiophene, benzene and cyclohexene on those zeolites have also been studied by using vapor adsorption isotherms, solution adsorption breakthrough curves, thermogravimetry and derivative thermogravimetry (TG/DTG), frequency response (FR) and in situ FTIR techniques. The results indicate that the primary adsorption mode of benzene is simply micropore filling process, but the nature of effect of aromatics on selective adsorption of thiophene is competitive adsorption. The strong chemical adsorptions and protonization reactions of thiophene and cyclohexene occur upon the Brönsted acid sites of the HY and L-CeY zeolites, and the preferable acid catalytic protonization reactions of olefins hinder the further adsorption of sulfur compounds.

  19. Adsorption behaviors of thiophene, benzene, and cyclohexene on FAU zeolites: Comparison of CeY obtained by liquid-, and solid-state ion exchange

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    Qin, Yucai [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266555, Shandong (China); Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Catalytic Science and Technology, Liaoning Province, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun 113001, Liaoning (China); Mo, Zhousheng; Yu, Wenguang; Dong, Shiwei; Duan, Linhai [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266555, Shandong (China); Gao, Xionghou, E-mail: gaoxionghou@petrochina.com.cn [Petrochemical Research Institute, PetroChina Company Limited, 9 Dongzhimen North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 (China); Song, Lijuan, E-mail: lsong56@263.net [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266555, Shandong (China); Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Catalytic Science and Technology, Liaoning Province, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun 113001, Liaoning (China)

    2014-02-15

    Cerium containing Y zeolites were prepared by liquid- (L-CeY) and solid- (S-CeY) state ion exchange from NaY and HY, respectively. The structural and textural properties were characterized by XRD and N{sub 2} adsorption, and acidity properties were characterized by NH{sub 3} temperature-programmed desorption (NH{sub 3}-TPD) and in situ FTIR spectrum of chemisorbed pyridine (in situ Py-FTIR). Furthermore, the single component adsorption and multi-component competitive adsorption behavior of thiophene, benzene and cyclohexene on those zeolites have also been studied by using vapor adsorption isotherms, solution adsorption breakthrough curves, thermogravimetry and derivative thermogravimetry (TG/DTG), frequency response (FR) and in situ FTIR techniques. The results indicate that the primary adsorption mode of benzene is simply micropore filling process, but the nature of effect of aromatics on selective adsorption of thiophene is competitive adsorption. The strong chemical adsorptions and protonization reactions of thiophene and cyclohexene occur upon the Brönsted acid sites of the HY and L-CeY zeolites, and the preferable acid catalytic protonization reactions of olefins hinder the further adsorption of sulfur compounds.

  20. Microstructural and electrochemical characterization of Ce conversion layers formed on Al alloy 2024-T3 covered with Cu-rich smut

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    In the present work the microstructure of Ce conversion layers formed on Al alloy 2024-T3 covered with a Cu-rich smut was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and its electrochemical behaviour in 0.5 M NaCl solution was investigated by open circuit potential (OCP) measurements, anodic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results of the microstructural characterization have shown that the presence of Cu cathodic particles uniformly deposited on the electrode surface favours the homogeneous nucleation of the conversion layer, apparently reducing the role of intermetallics in the layer precipitation mechanism. Electrochemical measurements have shown that, during the first hour of immersion in the test electrolyte, the samples covered with the conversion layer exhibit a high interfacial activity, characterized by an active anodic behaviour, which was ascribed to an intense electrochemical activity associated with Al-Cu-Mg intermetallics not covered with the conversion layer. However, as the experiment proceeds an improvement on the corrosion behaviour of the sample was observed, which was interpreted on the basis of self-healing properties of the Ce conversion layer as well as on the blocking of the defective sites of the conversion coating by corrosion products. The electrochemical results have also evidenced the beneficial effect of the pre-treatment with benzotriazole in the corrosion response of Ce-coated samples