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  1. Isotopic dependence of the giant monopole resonance in the even-A ^{112-124}Sn isotopes and the asymmetry term in nuclear incompressibility

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    Li, T; Liu, Y; Marks, R; Nayak, B K; Rao, P V Madhusudhana; Fujiwara, M; Hashimoto, H; Kawase, K; Nakanishi, K; Okumura, S; Yosoi, M; Itoh, M; Ichikawa, M; Matsuo, R; Terazano, T; Uchida, M; Kawabata, T; Akimune, H; Iwao, Y; Murakami, T; Sakaguchi, H; Terashima, S; Yasuda, Y; Zenihiro, J; Harakeh, M N

    2007-01-01

    The strength distributions of the giant monopole resonance (GMR) have been measured in the even-A Sn isotopes (A=112--124) with inelastic scattering of 400-MeV $\\alpha$ particles in the angular range $0^\\circ$--$8.5^\\circ$. We find that the experimentally-observed GMR energies of the Sn isotopes are lower than the values predicted by theoretical calculations that reproduce the GMR energies in $^{208}$Pb and $^{90}$Zr very well. From the GMR data, a value of $K_{\\tau} = -550 \\pm 100$ MeV is obtained for the asymmetry-term in the nuclear incompressibility.

  2. Systematic analysis of hot Yb{sup *} isotopes using the energy density formalism

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    Jain, Deepika; Sharma, Manoj K.; Rajni [Thapar University, School of Physics and Materials Science, Patiala (India); Kumar, Raj [University of Padova, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Padova (Italy); Gupta, Raj K. [Panjab University, Department of Physics, Chandigarh (India)

    2014-10-15

    A systematic study of the spin-orbit density interaction potential is carried out, with spherical as well as deformed choices of nuclei, for a variety of near-symmetric and asymmetric colliding nuclei leading to various isotopes of the compound nucleus Yb{sup *}, using the semiclassical extended Thomas-Fermi formulation (ETF) of the Skyrme energy density formalism (SEDF). We observe that the spin-orbit density interaction barrier height (V{sub JB}) and barrier position (R{sub JB}) increase systematically with the increase in number of neutrons in both the projectile and target, for spherical systems. On allowing deformation effects with optimum orientations, the barrier-height increases by a large order of magnitude, as compared to the spherical case, in going from {sup 156}Yb{sup *} to {sup 172}Yb{sup *} nuclear systems formed via near-symmetric Ni+Mo or asymmetric O+Sm colliding nuclei, except that for the oblate-shaped nuclei, the V{sub JB} is the highest and R{sub JB} shifts towards a smaller (compact) interaction radius. The temperature does not change the behavior of spin-orbit density dependent (V{sub J}) and independent (V{sub P}) interaction potentials, except for some minor changes in the magnitude. The orientation degree of freedom also plays an important role in modifying the barrier characteristics and hence produces a large effect on the fusion cross section. The fusion excitation function of the compound nuclei {sup 160,} {sup 164}Yb{sup *} formed in different incoming channels, show clearly that the new forces GSkI and KDE0v1 respond better than the old SIII force. Among the first two, KDE0v1 seems to perform better. The fusion cross-sections are also predicted for a few other isotopes of Yb{sup *}. (orig.)

  3. Giant monopole resonance in even-A Cd isotopes, the asymmetry term in nuclear incompressibility, and the 'softness' of Sn and Cd nuclei

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    Patel, D. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Garg, U., E-mail: garg@nd.edu [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Fujiwara, M. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Akimune, H. [Department of Physics, Konan University, Kobe 568-8501 (Japan); Berg, G.P.A. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Harakeh, M.N. [Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen, 9747 AA Groningen (Netherlands); Itoh, M. [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Kawabata, T. [Center for Nuclear Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kawase, K. [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Nayak, B.K. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Ohta, T. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Ouchi, H. [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Piekarewicz, J. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Uchida, M. [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8850 (Japan); Yoshida, H.P. [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Yosoi, M. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

    2012-12-05

    The isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) in even-A Cd isotopes has been studied by inelastic {alpha}-scattering at 100 MeV/u and at extremely forward angles, including 0 Degree-Sign . The asymmetry term in the nuclear incompressibility extracted from the ISGMR in Cd isotopes is found to be K{sub {tau}}=-555{+-}75 MeV, confirming the value previously obtained from the Sn isotopes. ISGMR strength has been computed in relativistic RPA using NL3 and FSUGold effective interactions. Both models significantly overestimate the centroids of the ISGMR strength in the Cd isotopes. Combined with other recent theoretical effort, the question of the 'softness' of the open-shell nuclei in the tin region remains open still.

  4. Correspondence between phenomenological and IBM-1 models of even isotopes of Yb

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    A. Okhunov, A.; I. Sharrad, F.; Anwer, A. Al-Sammarraie; U. Khandaker, M.

    2015-08-01

    Energy levels and the reduced probability of E2- transitions for ytterbium isotopes with proton number Z = 70 and neutron numbers between 100 and 106 have been calculated through phenomenological (PhM) and interacting boson (IBM-1) models. The predicted low-lying levels (energies, spins and parities) and the reduced probability for E2- transitions results are reasonably consistent with the available experimental data. The predicted low-lying levels (gr-, β1- and γ1- band) produced in the PhM are in good agreement with the experimental data compared with those by IBM-1 for all nuclei of interest. In addition, the phenomenological model was successful in predicting the β2-, β3-, β4-, γ2- and 1+ - band while it was a failure with IBM-1. Also, the 3+- band is predicted by the IBM-1 model for 172Yb and 174Yb nuclei. All calculations are compared with the available experimental data. Supported by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) of Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia (FRGS13-074-0315), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) (36/11201905/35/IRQ/D31, 37/IRQ/P30)

  5. Production cross sections of (169)Yb and Tm isotopes in deuteron-induced reactions on (169)Tm.

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    Saito, M; Aikawa, M; Komori, Y; Haba, H; Takács, S

    2017-07-01

    The excitation functions of deuteron-induced reactions on (169)Tm were measured using the stacked-foil method and high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry. The production cross sections of a medical radionuclide (169)Yb were investigated. The result was compared with the previous experiments and found to be in good agreement. In addition to (169)Yb, the production cross sections of Tm isotopes, (170)Tm, (168)Tm and (167)Tm, were measured. These results were compared with the TALYS calculations taken from the TENDL-2015 online data library. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Description of the giant monopole resonance in the even-A Sn112-124 isotopes within a microscopic model including quasiparticle-phonon coupling

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    Tselyaev, V.; Speth, J.; Krewald, S.; Litvinova, E.; Kamerdzhiev, S.; Lyutorovich, N.; Avdeenkov, A.; Grümmer, F.

    2009-03-01

    We have calculated the strength distributions of the isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) in the even-A tin isotopes (A=112-124) that were recently measured in inelastic α scattering. The calculations were performed within two microscopic models: the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA) and the quasiparticle time blocking approximation (QTBA), which is an extension of the QRPA including quasiparticle-phonon coupling. We used a self-consistent calculational scheme based on the Hartree-Fock+Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer approximation. Within the RPA the self-consistency is full. The single-particle continuum is also exactly included at the RPA level. The self-consistent mean field and the effective interaction are derived from the Skyrme energy functional. In the calculations, two Skyrme force parametrizations were used: T5 with a comparatively low value of the incompressibility modulus of infinite nuclear matter (K∞=202 MeV) and T6 with K∞=236 MeV. The T5 parametrization gives theoretical results for tin isotopes in good agreement with the experimental data including the resonance widths. The results of the ISGMR calculations in Zr90, Sm144, and Pb208 performed with these Skyrme forces are discussed and compared with the experiment.

  7. Excited states in {sup 155}Yb and

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    Ding, K. Y.; Cizewski, J. A.; Seweryniak, D.; Amro, H.; Carpenter, M. P.; Davids, C. N.; Fotiades, N.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Lauritsen, T.; Lister, C. J. (and others)

    2001-09-01

    The 270-MeV {sup 58}Ni+{sup 102}Pd reaction was used for the first recoil-decay tagging measurement with Gammasphere coupled to the Fragment Mass Analyzer at Argonne National Laboratory. Level structures of {sup 155}Yb, {sup 156}Lu, and {sup 157}Lu, as well as the excited states associated with the 25/2{sup -} isomer in {sup 155}Lu, are identified for the first time. The systematical behavior of the energy levels is compared with that of neighboring isotones and isotopes. The attractive interaction between h{sub 11/2} protons and h{sub 9/2} neutrons plays an important role in the structure of {sup 155}Yb and {sup 155,156}Lu.

  8. YB0 HAS LANDED

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      On Feb 28th after a majestic descent of 90m taking 11 hours, the 2000t YB0 central wheel of CMS, containing the superconducting solenoid, gently touched down on the floor of the experimental cavern UXC55.

  9. YB0 SERVICES INSTALLATION COMPLETED

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    The beauty of the completed YB0 was briefly visible at P5 as preparations continue for Tracker installation. A tremendous effort, lasting 7 months and involving more than 100 workers on the busiest days, resulted in 5700 electrical cables, 780 optical cables with 65k fibre channels, and 550 pipes laid on YB0 for HB, EB and Tracker.

  10. Absorption Spectra Of Rbcl:Yb Rbbr:Yb And Rbi:Yb Crystals ...

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    Single crystals of rubidium chloride, bromide and iodide were doped with substitutional divalent ytterbium, Yb ions, by heating them in ytterbium atmosphere. The absorption spectra of the Yb doped crystals were measured at room and liquid nitrogen temperatures. The spectra were found to consist of intense broad ...

  11. Deuteron-induced reactions on Yb: Measured cross sections and rationale for production pathways of carrier-free, medically relevant radionuclides

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    Hermanne, A.; Takacs, S.; Goldberg, M. B.; Lavie, E.; Shubin, Yu. N.; Kovalev, S.

    2006-06-01

    Deuteron-induced nuclear reactions for generation of carrier-free Lu isotopes were investigated using the stacked-foil activation technique on natural Yb targets at incident energies up to Ed = 20 MeV. Excitation functions are reported for the first time for the generation of 170,171m+g,172m+g,173,174g,177gLu and 169cum,175,177g+mYb. Special attention is paid to cumulative, direct and indirect production of the therapeutically-relevant radioisotope 177gLu via the 176Yb(d, p)177Yb → 177Lu and 176Yb(d, n)177Lu reactions. Thick target yields for all investigated radionuclides, optimal irradiation conditions and comparison of production routes for the medically-relevant isotopes are derived.

  12. Fabrication of Yb-123 Tapes

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    Athur, S.; Balachandran, U.; Salama, K.

    2000-11-15

    While Bi-2223 tapes have been the workhorses of the superconductor industry, their poor performance in applied magnetic fields restrict their use to below 30 K. Melt-processing of Ag-clad Yb-123 PIT tapes offers a simple and scalable technique for fabricating long-length HTS conductors capable of being used at 77 K. Under reduced oxygen partial pressure, the peritectic temperature of Yb-123 is below the melting point of Ag, and this facilitates the adaptation of melt-texturing methods for fabricating these tapes. The effect of melt-processing temperature on current density was also explored; a temperature of 965 C yielded optimal critical current values. The critical current density achieved at 4.2 K was 20,000 A/cm{sup 2}, corresponding to a critical current of 52 A. Based on the above results, an optimal processing zone for melt-processing of Ag-clad Yb-123 tapes was determined. These results hold promise for melt-processing of Ag-clad Yb-123 tapes as an alternative to Bi-2223 PIT technology.

  13. Studies on the optogalvanic effect and isotope-selective excitation of ytterbium in a hollow cathode discharge lamp using a pulsed dye laser.

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    Kumar, Pankaj; Kumar, Jitendra; Prakash, Om; Saini, Vinod K; Dixit, Sudhir K; Nakhe, Shankar V

    2013-09-01

    This paper presents studies on the pulsed optogalvanic effect and isotope-selective excitation of Yb 555.648 nm (0 cm(-1) → 17 992.007 cm(-1)) and 581.067 nm (17 992.007 cm(-1) → 35 196.98 cm(-1)) transitions, in a Yb/Ne hollow cathode lamp. The Yb atoms were excited by narrow linewidth (500-1000 MHz) Rh110 and Rh6G dye based pulsed lasers. Optogalvanic signal inversion for ground state transition at 555.648 nm was observed beyond a hollow cathode discharge current of 8.5 mA, in contrast to normal optogalvanic signal at 581.067 nm up to maximum current of 14 mA. The isotope-selective excitation studies of Yb were carried out by recording Doppler limited optogalvanic signals as a function of dye laser wavelength. For the 581.067 nm transition, three even isotopes, (172)Yb, (174)Yb, and (176)Yb, and one odd isotope, (171)Yb, were clearly resolved. These data were compared with selective isotope excitation by 10 MHz linewidth continuous-wave dye laser. For 555.648 nm transition, isotopes were not clearly resolved, although isotope peaks of low modulation were observed.

  14. Yb-doped polarizing fiber

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    Gillooly, A.; Webb, A. S.; Favero, F. C.; Bouchan, T.; Cooper, L. J.; Read, D.; Hill, M.

    2017-02-01

    An ytterbium (Yb) doped polarizing fiber is demonstrated. The fiber offers the opportunity to build all-fiber lasers with single polarization output and without the need for free-space polarizing components. Traditional single polarization fiber lasers utilize polarization-maintaining (PM) gain fiber with a single polarization stimulation signal. Whilst this results in an approximation to a single polarization laser, the spontaneous emission from the unstimulated polarization state limits the polarization extinction ratio (PER). The PER is further limited as the stimulated signal is prone to crosstalk. Furthermore, controlling amplitude modulation of the stimulated signal is critical for maximizing the peak power of an optical pulse, particularly for high energy lasers. If light is allowed to leak in to the unstimulated axis it will travel at a different velocity to the stimulated axis and can cross-couple back into the signal axis, creating an interference effect which leads to amplitude modulation on the signal pulse. Single-polarization Yb-doped fiber ensures that light on the fast axis is constantly attenuated; ensuring that light on the unstimulated axis cannot propagate and thus cannot degrade the PER or create amplitude modulation. In this paper we report on, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a single polarization Yb-doped bowtie optical fiber manufactured using a combination of Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition (MCVD) and rare-earth solution doping technology. The fiber has a single-polarization window of 80nm at the operating wavelength of 1060nm and a PER of >18dB. The fabrication and characterization of the fiber is reported.

  15. Exploring strategies for the production of ultracold RbYb molecules in conservative traps

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    Bruni, Cristian

    2015-07-14

    Within the scope of this thesis, the production of ultracold molecules at a temperature of a few μK with various isotopes of rubidium (Rb) and ytterbium (Yb) was examined by means of photoassociation spectroscopy and magnetic Feshbach resonances in combined conservative traps. The long-term goal of this experiment is the production of ultracold RbYb molecules in the rovibronic ground state. It was possible to produce electronically excited {sup 87}Rb {sup 176}Yb molecules in a novel hybrid trap (HT) at a combined temperature of 1.7 μK by means of 1-photon photoassociation close to the Rb D1 line at 795 nm. This HT takes advantage of the different magnetic properties of Rb and Yb and allows for independent trapping and manipulation of the atomic species. It combines an Ioffe-Pritchard type magnetic trap for Rb and a near-resonant optical dipole trap for Yb. The excited molecular {sup 2}Π{sub 1/2} state could be characterized further extending previous works in a combined MOT and vibrational levels reaching binding energies up to E{sub b}=-h x 2.2 THz could be assigned by trap-loss spectroscopy. Almost every detected vibrational state consists of two resonances that could be assigned to the molecular analogue of the hyperfine structure of {sup 87}Rb. An important experimental observation is a decrease in hyperfine splitting with increasing binding energy of a vibrational level. For the deepest found vibrational state the hyperfine splitting amounts only 70 % of the atomic value (817 MHz) which emphasizes a gradual passage from weakly to tightly bound molecules. Furthermore, detailed attempts were undertaken to induce magnetic Feshbach resonances in {sup 85}Rb and different Yb isotopes, especially {sup 171}Yb in a crossed optical dipole trap at 1064 nm at temperatures of 10 μK. For this purpose, a homogeneous magnetic field was applied and scanned in small steps over the range of 495 G ∼ 640 G. Unfortunately, our efforts were without success. Additionally, well

  16. Development of Laser Application Technology for Stable Isotope Production

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    Jeong, Do Young; Ko, Kwang Hoon; Kwon, Duck Hee [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)] (and others)

    2007-04-15

    Tl-203 is used as a source material to produce Tl-201 radioisotope which is produced in a cyclotron by irradiating the enriched Tl-203 target. Tl-201 is a radiopharmaceutical for SPECT (single photon emission computerized tomography) to diagnose heart diseases and tumors. This Project aim to develop laser application technology to product stable isotopes such as Tl-203, Yb-168, and Yb-176. For this, photoion extraction device, atomic beam generator, dye lasers, and high power IR lasers are developed.

  17. Magnetism and heavy fermions in YbRhSn and YbPtSn

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    Andraka, Bohdan [Department of Physics, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118440, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440 (United States); Pietri, Richard [Department of Physics, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118440, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440 (United States); Kaczorowski, Dariusz [W.Trzebiatowski Institute for Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50-950 Wroclaw 2, (Poland); Leithe-Jasper, A. [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie der Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Vienna, (Austria); Rogl, P. [Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie der Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Vienna, (Austria)

    2000-05-01

    Isostructural YbRhSn and YbPtSn were studied by specific heat, electrical resistivity, and magnetoresistance. Both compounds order antiferromagnetically below 2 and 3.5 K, respectively. Above 4 K, they display a number of remarkable similarities including Kondo-like resistivity and large negative magnetoresistance. Scaling analysis of this magnetoresistance shows that it is due to the suppression of Kondo scattering in YbRhSn but has a ferromagnetic spin fluctuation character in YbPtSn. The heavy fermion state was confirmed in YbRhSn by low temperature specific heat measurements yielding {gamma} of about 1200 mJ/K2 mol. {gamma} for YbPtSn is of order 100 mJ/K2 mol only. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

  18. Anomalous saturated absorption providing a stable laser lock for $^{171}$Yb laser cooling

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    McFerran, J J

    2016-01-01

    We identify an inverted Lamb dip in the saturated absorption spectroscopy of the $(6s^{2})$ $^{1}S_{0}$ $-$ $(6s6p)$ $^{3}P_{1}$ transition in $^{171}$Yb. The signal has only been observed with the two hyperfine lines of this spin $I=\\frac{1}{2}$ isotope. For both lines the application of a dc magnetic field transforms a two-level scheme into a four-level scheme, with degeneracy only marginally lifted in the ground state. The atoms are excited through $\\pi$ transitions, while the de-excitation process completes a simple optical pumping scheme. However, the full explanation of the enhanced absorption is yet to be determined. The anomalous absorption signal is used to generate a dispersive curve for 556 nm laser stabilisation and the stabilised light cools $^{171}$Yb atoms in a two-stage magneto-optical trap, achieving temperatures below 50 $\\mu$K. The Doppler-free spectroscopy scheme is further used to measure isotopic frequency shifts and hyperfine separations for the intercombination line in Yb.

  19. Electronic structure of ferromagnetic heavy fermion, YbPdSi, YbPdGe, and YbPtGe studied by photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray emission spectroscopy, and DFT  +  DMFT calculations

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    Yamaoka, Hitoshi; Thunström, Patrik; Tsujii, Naohito; Katoh, Kenichi; Yamamoto, Yoshiya; Schwier, Eike F.; Shimada, Kenya; Iwasawa, Hideaki; Arita, Masashi; Jarrige, Ignace; Hiraoka, Nozomu; Ishii, Hirofumi; Tsuei, Ku-Ding; Mizuki, Jun’ichiro

    2017-11-01

    Electronic structures of ferromagnetic heavy fermion Yb compounds of YbPdSi, YbPdGe, and YbPtGe are studied by photoelectron spectroscopy around the Yb 4d–4f resonance, resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy at the Yb L 3 absorption edge, and density functional theory combined with dynamical mean field theory calculations. These compounds all have a temperature-independent intermediate Yb valence with large Yb3+ and small Yb2+ components. The magnitude of the Yb valence is evaluated to be YbPtGe quantum critical point among the three Yb compounds. Our results support the scenario of the coexistence of heavy fermion behavior and ferromagnetic ordering which is described by a magnetically-ordered Kondo lattice where the magnitude of the Kondo effect and the RKKY interaction are comparable.

  20. Production and spectroscopy of ultracold YbRb{sup *} molecules

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    Nemitz, Nils

    2008-11-15

    This thesis describes the formation of electronically excited but translationally cold molecules formed from rubidium atoms and two isotopes of ytterbium ({sup 176}Yb and {sup 174}Yb) by means of photoassociation. The experiments were performed in a combined MOT with 10{sup 9} rubidium atoms and 2.10{sup 6} ytterbium atoms at temperatures of less than 1 mK. Photoassociation lines were found by trap loss spectroscopy throughout a wavelength range of 2 nm near the 795 nm D1 transition in rubidium. The majority of lines belong to two vibrational series in the excited YbRb{sup *} molecule, converging on a system of a ground state ytterbium atom and an excited rubidium atom. The strong variation of line strength between different vibrational lines is explained through the Franck-Condon principle. An improved version of the Leroy-Bernstein equation was used to extract the leading dispersion coefficient of the potential from the vibrational progression. Most of the observed lines show a resolved rotational structure as expected from a basic quantum mechanical model. The series terminates with the third or forth rotational component due to the ground state centrifugal barrier.The measured rotational constants agree very well with calculations based on the C{sub 6} coefficient. The discovery of a splitting of the rotational components into subcomponents indicates an uncommon angular momentum coupling described by Hund's case. Variations in the depth of the subcomponents indicates a similar splitting in the ground state, with the energies of the substates based on the alignment of the rubidium atom's magnetic dipole moment relative to the angular momentum carried by an approaching ytterbium atom. This creates an additional ground state barrier, partially suppressing some of the subcomponents. Using a rate equation model developed for this purpose, a maximum formation rate of 2.5.10{sup 6} molecules per second was calculated over the volume of the entire trap. The

  1. Cryogenic Yb: YAG Thin-Disk Laser

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    2016-09-09

    R2. The two mirrors are separated by the mirror separation, L. The higher order radial Gaussian modes and a Gaussian multimode beam grow in size...transverse modes oscillating. Yb at the center of the disk is inverted prior to the periphery. As the pump power increases more modes reach the threshold...coupler optic is in place in order to eliminate lasing. A 50µm multimode fiber is placed near the surface so as to capture emission emitted vertically

  2. Ultrasonic study of the Yb-based heavy fermion compound YbRh{sub 2}Zn{sub 20}

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    Nakanishi, Y; Ito, K; Nakamura, M; Yoshizawa, M [Graduate School of Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka 020-8551 (Japan); Saiga, Y; Kosaka, M [Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); Uwatoko, Y, E-mail: yoshiki@iwate-u.ac.j [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 227-8581 (Japan)

    2009-03-01

    We report ultrasonic measurements on the high quality single crystal of the Yb-based heavy fermion compound YbRh{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} over a temperature range from 200 K to 0.5 K. A shallow, but clear minimum was observed in the temperature dependent elastic constants C{sub 11}, (C{sub 11} - C{sub 12})/2 and C{sub 44} around 15 K, probably attributed to the ground state and low-lying excited states of Yb{sup 3} in the cubic CEF. We discuss the low-temperature elastic properties and possible energy level scheme of localized 4f state of Yb{sup 3} ions in YbRh{sub 2}Zn{sub 20}. CEF ground state developed at the low temperatures and physical parameters relating to a quadrupolar moment in YbRh{sub 2}Zn{sub 20}

  3. Fabrication of enriched {sup 174}Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin targets on carbon and tantalum backings

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    Rohilla, Aman; Gupta, C.K. [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India); Rajbongshi, Tapan [Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014 (India); Singh, R.P.; Ojha, Sunil [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Duggal, Heena; Mehta, D. [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India); Chamoli, S.K., E-mail: skchamoli@physics.du.ac.in [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India)

    2015-10-11

    Making multiple thin targets by the evaporation method, without breaking the vacuum of the chamber minimizes the time and the amount of the enriched target material. In the present work the making of two thin isotopic {sup 174}Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} targets: one of thickness ~763 μg/cm{sup 2} on a tantalum backing foil (thickness ~3.25 mg/cm{sup 2}) and the other of ~125 μg/cm{sup 2} on carbon backing foil (thickness ~25 μg/cm{sup 2}) are reported. The targets were made by the evaporation method using a cryogenic pump based Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) chamber available at the Inter University accelerator center (IUAC), Delhi. In this activity only 49 mg of 99.9% enriched {sup 174}Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} target material has been used.

  4. Direct observation of heterogeneous valence state in Yb-based quasicrystalline approximants

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    Matsunami, M.; Oura, M.; Tamasaku, K.; Ishikawa, T.; Ideta, S.; Tanaka, K.; Takeuchi, T.; Yamada, T.; Tsai, A. P.; Imura, K.; Deguchi, K.; Sato, N. K.; Ishimasa, T.

    2017-12-01

    We study the electronic structure of Tsai-type cluster-based quasicrystalline approximants, Au64Ge22Yb14 (AGY-I), Au63.5Ge20.5Yb16 (AGY-II), and Zn85.4Yb14.6 (Zn-Yb), by means of photoemission spectroscopy. In the valence band hard x-ray photoemission spectra of AGY-II and Zn-Yb, we separately observe a fully occupied Yb 4 f state and a valence fluctuation derived Kondo resonance peak, reflecting two inequivalent Yb sites, a single Yb atom in the cluster center and its surrounding Yb icosahedron, respectively. The fully occupied 4 f signal is absent in AGY-I containing no Yb atom in the cluster center. The results provide direct evidence for a heterogeneous valence state in AGY-II and Zn-Yb.

  5. Structure induced Yb valence changes in the solid solution Yb(x)Ca(1-x)C2.

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    Link, Pascal; Glatzel, Pieter; Kvashnina, Kristina; Trots, Dmytro M; Smith, Ronald I; Ruschewitz, Uwe

    2013-06-17

    The solid solution Yb(x)Ca(1-x)C2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) was synthesized by reaction of the elements at 1323 K. The crystal structures within this solid solution, as elucidated from synchrotron powder diffraction data, depend on x and exhibit some interesting features that point to a structure dependent valence state of Yb. Compounds with x ≥ 0.75 crystallize in the tetragonal CaC2 type structure (I4/mmm, Z = 2) and obey Vegard's law; for x ≤ 0.75 the monoclinic ThC2 type structure (C2/c, Z = 4) is found, which coexists with the monoclinic CaC2-III type structure (C2/m, Z = 4) for x ≤ 0.25. The monoclinic modifications show a strong deviation from Vegard's law. Their unit cell volumes are remarkably larger than expected for a typical Vegard system. HERFD-XANES spectroscopic investigations reveal that different Yb valence states are responsible for the observed volume anomalies. While all tetragonal compounds contain mixed-valent Yb with ∼75% Yb(3+) (similar to pure YbC2), all monoclinic modifications contain exclusively Yb(2+). Therefore, Yb(x)Ca(1-x)C2 is a very rare example of a Yb containing compound showing a strong structure dependence of the Yb valence state. Moreover, temperature dependent synchrotron powder diffraction, neutron TOF powder diffraction, and HERFD-XANES spectroscopy experiments reveal significant Yb valence changes in some compounds of the Yb(x)Ca(1-x)C2 series that are induced by temperature dependent phase transitions. Transitions from the tetragonal CaC2 type structure to the monoclinic ThC2 or the cubic CaC2-IV type structure (Fm3m, Z = 4) are accompanied by drastic changes of the mean Yb valence from ∼2.70 to 2.0 in compounds with x = 0.75 and x = 0.91. Finally, the determination of lattice strain arising inside the modifications with ordered dumbbells (ThC2 and CaC2 type structures) by DSC measurements corroborated our results concerning the close relationship between crystal structure and Yb valence in the solid solution Yb(x)Ca(1-x

  6. Femtosecond pulse generation and amplification in Yb-doped fibre ...

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    In this article, femto-second pulse generation in Yb-doped fibre oscillator in different mode-locking regimes are reviewed and the details of development and characterization of an all-fibre, high-power, low-noise amplifier system seeded by an all-normal-dispersion mode-locked Yb-doped fibre laser oscillator is described.

  7. Electronic structure of ferromagnetic heavy fermion, YbPdSi, YbPdGe, and YbPtGe studied by photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray emission spectroscopy, and DFT  +  DMFT calculations.

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    Yamaoka, Hitoshi; Thunström, Patrik; Tsujii, Naohito; Katoh, Kenichi; Yamamoto, Yoshiya; Schwier, Eike F; Shimada, Kenya; Iwasawa, Hideaki; Arita, Masashi; Jarrige, Ignace; Hiraoka, Nozomu; Ishii, Hirofumi; Tsuei, Ku-Ding; Mizuki, Jun'ichiro

    2017-11-29

    Electronic structures of ferromagnetic heavy fermion Yb compounds of YbPdSi, YbPdGe, and YbPtGe are studied by photoelectron spectroscopy around the Yb 4d-4f resonance, resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy at the Yb L 3 absorption edge, and density functional theory combined with dynamical mean field theory calculations. These compounds all have a temperature-independent intermediate Yb valence with large [Formula: see text] and small [Formula: see text] components. The magnitude of the Yb valence is evaluated to be YbPtGe [Formula: see text] YbPdGe [Formula: see text] YbPdSi, suggesting that YbPtGe is the closest to the quantum critical point among the three Yb compounds. Our results support the scenario of the coexistence of heavy fermion behavior and ferromagnetic ordering which is described by a magnetically-ordered Kondo lattice where the magnitude of the Kondo effect and the RKKY interaction are comparable.

  8. POLONIUM-194 and the Onset of Collectivity in the Polonium Isotopes.

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    Younes, Walid

    This dissertation presents the results of the experimental measurement of ^{194}Po , the lightest Polonium isotope studied to date. The systematical behavior of even-A Polonium isotopes down to A = 194 is interpreted within both phenomenological and theoretical frameworks. The heavy-ion reaction ^{28 }Si + ^{170}Yb, was used to form ^{194}Po. The experiment was carried out at the Argonne Tandem-Linac System (ATLAS), which provided a 142 MeV ^ {28}Si ion beam. The Fragment Mass Analyzer (FMA) was used to identify A = 194 recoils. An array of ten Compton-suppressed Ge detectors was used to measure the prompt, in-beam gamma rays. Drawing on a combination of FMA-gamma and FMA-gamma-gamma coincidence data, eight gamma rays were assigned to ^{194}Po and placed in a decay scheme consisting of a six-transition yrast cascade and two non-yrast states. Spin and parity assignments were made based on the systematics of heavier Polonium isotopes. Comparison with the systematics of other nuclei with two valence protons suggests that the onset of collective behavior in these isotopes occurs when both types of valence nucleons occupy high-j orbitals. The underlying mechanism which favors high-j orbitals was explained using naive semiclassical angular overlap arguments. The Particle -Core Model (PCM) was then applied to the Polonium isotopes to isolate the single-particle and vibrational degrees of freedom, and provide a quantitative description of the transition between these extremes. The PCM wavefunctions of low-lying states were found to be pure for A > 198, and increasingly mixed between states with different number of phonons for the lighter isotopes. The Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) was used to extract the neutron configuration of the PCM phonons. The rapid onset of collectivity for A < 200 could then be explained in terms of the opening of the neutron i_{13/2} orbital and the resulting enhanced overlap with the proton (h _{9/2})^2 configuration. The

  9. Photoionization of Yb(NH3)n complexes.

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    Guttridge, Matthew J; Don, Sadna H; Ellis, Andrew M

    2013-03-18

    The ionization energies of complexes between a rare-earth metal (Yb) and ammonia were measured for the first time. Using photoionization mass spectrometry under molecular-beam conditions, the adiabatic ionization energies of Yb(NH3)n were determined for n=1-10. Ab initio calculations were also carried out in support of this work and were found to be in excellent agreement with experiment. The combined findings from theory and experiment are consistent with formation of "interior" complexes in which the Yb atom is embedded within a shell of NH3 molecules, rather than sitting on the surface of an (NH3)n cluster. The calculations also suggest that Yb can accommodate up to eight NH3 molecules in its first solvation shell before steric repulsion makes occupancy of the second solvation shell more favourable energetically. The experimental ionization data are consistent with this prediction, as demonstrated by below-trend adiabatic ionization energies for the n=9 and 10 complexes. The ionization energies of Yb(NH3)n complexes closely follow those for complexes of alkali metal atoms with NH3, which suggests that a valence electron will eventually detach from the Yb atom to form a solvated electron in Yb(NH3)n when n is sufficiently large. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Magnetic and transport properties of the narrow-gap semiconductor Yb5Si4

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    Kosaka, Masashi; Ottomo, Shingo; Machida, Ayumi; Kirigane, Tomoyuki; Numakura, Ryosuke; Katano, Susumu; Michimura, Shinji

    2015-03-01

    We report the synthesis and basic properties of the binary compound Yb5Si4. In this compound, Yb ions occupy three different crystallographic sites, the multiplicity of which is represented by Yb1 : Yb2 : Yb3 = 1:2:2. The estimated effective magnetic moment and magnetic entropy can be explained by the proportion of Yb valence states, Yb3+ : Yb2+ = 2:3. This result suggests the possibility that Yb3+ ions occupy either Yb2 or Yb3 site. Yb5Si4 undergoes an antiferromagnetic transition at TN = 1.7 K. The extended high temperature tail in the temperature dependence of the specific heat just above TN has been observed. Yb5Si4 also exhibits the broad maximum peak around 2.3 K in the magnetic susceptibility, corresponding to the specific heat anomaly. We propose that these anomalies are possible to originate from magnetic fluctuations caused by low-dimensional Yb3+ networks. Electrical resistivity measurements on Yb5Si4 reveal semiconducting behavior at all temperatures. The small energy gap Δ = 430 K has been obtained at room temperature estimated by the thermal activation model. The energy gap gradually decreases with decreasing temperature, and reaches about 3 K at low temperatures.

  11. Study of CPO resonances on the intercombination line in 173Yb

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    Kumar, Pushpander; Singh, Alok K.; Bharti, Vineet; Natarajan, Vasant; Pandey, Kanhaiya

    2018-02-01

    We study coherent population oscillations in an odd isotope of the two-electron atom Yb. The experiments are done using magnetic sublevels of the {F}g=5/2\\to {F}e=3/2 hyperfine transition in 173Yb of the {}1{{{S}}}0\\to {}3{{{P}}}1 intercombination line. The experiments are done both with and without an applied magnetic field. In the absence of an applied field, the complicated sublevel structure along with the saturated fluorescence effect causes the linewidth to be larger than the 190 kHz natural linewidth of the transition. In the presence of a field (of magnitude 330 mG), a well-defined quantization axis is present which results in the formation of two M-type systems. The total fluorescence is then limited by spin coherence among the ground sublevels. In addition, the pump beam gets detuned from resonance which results in a reduced scattering rate from the {}3{{{P}}}1 state. Both of these effects result in a reduction of the linewidth to a subnatural value of about 100 kHz.

  12. Electronic spectroscopy of jet-cooled YbNH3

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    Tonge, Nicola M.; Rusher, Cassandra A.; Bhalla, Nitika; Varriale, Luigi; Ellis, Andrew M.

    2012-02-01

    We report the first spectroscopic study of a complex consisting of a rare earth atom in combination with ammonia. Using two-color resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectroscopy, the lowest energy electronic transition of YbNH3 has been found in the near-infrared. The spectrum arises from a spin-forbidden transition between the 1A1 ground electronic state and the lowest 3E excited electronic state. The transition is metal centered and approximately correlates with the Yb 6s6p 3P ← 6s2 1S transition. The observation of clear spin-orbit structure in the spectrum confirms the C3v symmetry of YbNH3. Vibrational structure is also observed in the REMPI spectrum, which is dominated by excitation of the Yb-N stretching vibration.

  13. Linearly polarized intracavity passive Q-switched Yb-doped ...

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    2014-02-14

    switching efficiency reported in Yb-doped Q-switched PCF laser. 2. Experimental ... core diameter. The saturable absorber was mounted on the translation stage to optimize the focal position depending upon the output performance of ...

  14. Level densities and gamma-ray strength functions in 170,171,172-Yb

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    Agvaanluvsan, U; Schiller, A; Becker, J; Bernstein, L; Garrett, P; Guttormsen, M; Mitchell, G; Rekstad, J; Siem, S; Voinov, A; Younes, W

    2004-07-28

    Level densities and radiative strength functions in {sup 171}Yb and {sup 170}Yb nuclei have been measured using the {sup 171}Yb({sup 3}He{sup 3}He{gamma}){sup 171}Yb and {sup 171}Yb({sup 3}He,{alpha}{gamma}){sup 170}Yb reactions. New data on {sup 171}Yb are compared to a previous measurement for {sup 171}Yb from the {sup 172}Yb({sup 3}He,{alpha}{gamma}){sup 171}Yb reaction. Systematics of level densities and radiative strength functions in {sup 170,171,172}Yb are established. The entropy excess in {sup 171}Yb relative to the even-even nuclei {sup 170,172}Yb due to the unpaired neutron quasiparticle is found to be approximately 2k{sub B}. Results for the radiative strength function from the two reactions lead to consistent parameters characterizing the ''pygmy'' resonances. Pygmy resonances in the {sup 170,172}Yb populated by the ({sup 3}He,{alpha}) reaction appear to be split into two components for both of which a complete set of resonance parameters are obtained.

  15. Preparation and Characterization of Downconversion Luminescent LaVO4: Tm3+ , Yb3+ and Tm3+ /Yb3+ Nanosheets

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    M. Zahedifar

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Tm3+ , Yb3+  and Tm3+ /Yb3+  doped LaVO4 nanostructures were synthe- sized for the first time by using the hydrothermal method with the aid of La(CH3CO23 as  lanthanum source in presence of oleic acid as surfactant. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, transmission electron microscopy (TEM, photoluminescence (PL spectroscopy and UV– Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Besides, the effects of activator concentration and sensitizer on the emission intensity were investi- gated. The PL spectrum revealed that the emission intensity decreases with increase in the concentration of Tm3+ , while adding Yb3+ as sensi- tizer causes the emission intensity to increase. The LaVO4: Tm3+ /Yb3+   may possibly have potential application in enhancing the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells by increasing the absorption of dyes.

  16. MHz Repetion Rate Yb:YAG and Yb:CaF2 Regenerative Picosecond Laser Amplifiers with a BBO Pockels Cell

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    Fedor Bergmann

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available We present picosecond Yb:YAG and Yb:CaF2 regenerative laser amplifiers with ultra-high repetition rates in the MHz range. A maximum pulse energy of 40 μJ was obtained at 20 kHz while we achieved around 1 μJ at 1 MHz. We demonstrated a pulse duration of 2.1 ps for Yb:YAG and 4.8 ps for Yb:CaF2 when seeded by a mode-locked Yb:KGW fs-oscillator without pulse stretching or phase compensation.

  17. Hard x-ray photoemission study of Yb1-x Zr x B12: the effects of electron doping on the Kondo insulator YbB12

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    Rousuli, A.; Sato, H.; Iga, F.; Hayashi, K.; Ishii, K.; Wada, T.; Nagasaki, T.; Mimura, K.; Anzai, H.; Ichiki, K.; Ueda, S.; Kondo, A.; Kindo, K.; Takabatake, T.; Shimada, K.; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.

    2017-07-01

    We have carried out hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (HAXPES) of Yb1-x Zr x B12 (0≤slant x≤slant 0.875 ) to study the effects of electron doping on the Kondo insulator YbB12. The Yb valences of Yb1-x Zr x B12 at 300 K estimated from the Yb 3d HAXPES spectra decreased after substituting Yb with Zr from 2.93 for YbB12 to 2.83 for Yb0.125Zr0.875B12. A temperature dependent valence decrease was found upon cooling for all doping concentrations. We found peak shifts of the B 1s and Zr 3d5/2, and Yb3+ 4f spectra toward the deeper binding-energy with increasing Zr concentration, which indicates a shift of the Fermi level to the higher energy and that of the Yb 4f hole level close to the Fermi level, respectively, due to electron doping. These results qualitatively show the enhanced hybridization between the Yb 4f and conduction-band states with Zr substitution, consistent with magnetic susceptibility measurements.

  18. Isotope separation

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    Bartlett, Rodney J.; Morrey, John R.

    1978-01-01

    A method and apparatus is described for separating gas molecules containing one isotope of an element from gas molecules containing other isotopes of the same element in which all of the molecules of the gas are at the same electronic state in their ground state. Gas molecules in a gas stream containing one of the isotopes are selectively excited to a different electronic state while leaving the other gas molecules in their original ground state. Gas molecules containing one of the isotopes are then deflected from the other gas molecules in the stream and thus physically separated.

  19. Intrinsic chromatic switching of visible luminescence in Yb3+,Er3+:CsCdBr3

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    Redmond, S. M.; Rand, S. C.

    2003-02-01

    Bistability is reported in sensitized Er3+ luminescence driven by an Yb3+ transition that previously revealed an Yb3+ luminescent instability. To our knowledge this is the first report of bistable energy transfer between different rare-earth ions.

  20. Pressure-induced anomalous valence crossover in cubic YbCu5-based compounds.

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    Yamaoka, Hitoshi; Tsujii, Naohito; Suzuki, Michi-To; Yamamoto, Yoshiya; Jarrige, Ignace; Sato, Hitoshi; Lin, Jung-Fu; Mito, Takeshi; Mizuki, Jun'ichiro; Sakurai, Hiroya; Sakai, Osamu; Hiraoka, Nozomu; Ishii, Hirofumi; Tsuei, Ku-Ding; Giovannini, Mauro; Bauer, Ernst

    2017-07-19

    A pressure-induced anomalous valence crossover without structural phase transition is observed in archetypal cubic YbCu5 based heavy Fermion systems. The Yb valence is found to decrease with increasing pressure, indicating a pressure-induced crossover from a localized 4f 13 state to the valence fluctuation regime, which is not expected for Yb systems with conventional c-f hybridization. This result further highlights the remarkable singularity of the valence behavior in compressed YbCu5-based compounds. The intermetallics Yb2Pd2Sn, which shows two quantum critical points (QCP) under pressure and has been proposed as a potential candidate for a reentrant Yb2+ state at high pressure, was also studied for comparison. In this compound, the Yb valence monotonically increases with pressure, disproving a scenario of a reentrant non-magnetic Yb2+ state at the second QCP.

  1. Synthesis of LiYF4:Yb, Er upconversion nanoparticles and its fluorescence properties.

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    Zhang, Liming; Wang, Zhixin; Lu, Zhuoxuan; Xia, Kai; Deng, Yan; Li, Song; Zhang, Chuanxiang; Huang, Yuanfu; He, Nongyue

    2014-06-01

    LiYbF4:Yb, Er nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized by thermal decomposition of multiple trifluoroacetic acid salts. The SEM and TEM results show the size of the LiYF4:Yb, Er nanoparticles is about 100 nm in diagonal line, and the morphology of the LiYF4:Yb, Er nanoparticles is highly uniform with octahedral structure. Under the excitation of 980 nm, the LiYF4:Yb, Er nanoparticles have higher upconversion luminescence efficiency compared with that of NaYF4:Yb, Er. The results indicate that the as-prepared LiYbF4:Yb, Er nanoparticles may have potential applications in bio-probes and displays.

  2. Phase precipitation of Yb 2+ ions in RbCl monocrystals monitored ...

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    Optical absorption spectra of RbCl:Yb2+ crystals have been measured at several elevated temperatures up to 300C. Results showed that in hot RbCl:Yb2+ crystals, the Yb2+ ions occupied lattice sites with effective octahedral, O, point symmetry. Values of an energy parameter , which is an approximate measure of the ...

  3. Nuclear Shell Structure and Beta Decay I. Odd A Nuclei II. Even A Nuclei

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    Mayer, M.G.; Moszkowski, S.A.; Nordheim, L.W.

    1951-05-01

    In Part I a systematics is given of all transitions for odd A nuclei for which sufficiently reliable data are available. The allowed or forbidden characters of the transitions are correlated with the positions of the initial and final odd nucleon groups in the nuclear shell scheme. The nuclear shells show definite characteristics with respect to parity of the ground states. The latter is the same as the one obtained from known spins and magnetic moments in a one-particle interpretation. In Part II a systematics of the beta transitions of even-A nuclei is given. An interpretation of the character of the transitions in terms of nuclear shell structure is achieved on the hypothesis that the odd nucleon groups have the same structure as in odd-A nuclei, together with a simple coupling rule between the neutron and proton groups in odd-odd nuclei.

  4. Polyamorphism in Yb-based metallic glass induced by pressure

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    Li, Liangliang; Luo, Qiang; Li, Renfeng; Zhao, Haiyan; Chapman, Karena W.; Chupas, Peter J.; Wang, Luhong; Liu, Haozhe

    2017-04-01

    The Yb62.5Zn15Mg17.5Cu5 metallic glass is investigated using synchrotron x-ray total scattering method up to 38.4 GPa. The polyamorphic transformation from low density to high density with a transition region between 14.1 and 25.2 GPa is observed, accompanying with a volume collapse reflected by a discontinuousness of isothermal bulk modulus. This collapse is caused by that distortional icosahedron short range order precedes to perfect icosahedron, which might link to Yb 4f electron delocalization upon compression, and match the result of in situ electrical resistance measurement under high pressure conditions. This discovery in Yb-based metallic glass, combined with the previous reports on other metallic glass systems, demonstrates that pressure induced polyamorphism is the general behavior for typical lanthanide based metallic glasses.

  5. Temperature influence on diode pumped Yb:GGAG laser

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    Veselský, Karel; Boháček, Pavel; Šulc, Jan; Jelínková, Helena; Trunda, Bohumil; Havlák, Lubomír.; Jurek, Karel; Nikl, Martin

    2017-05-01

    We present temperature influence (in range from 78 up to 400,K) on spectroscopic properties and laser performance of new Yb-doped mixed garnet Gd3GaxAl5-xO12 (Yb:GGAG). The sample was 2.68 mm thick plane-parallel face-polished Yb:GGAG single-crystal plate which was AR coated for pump (930 nm) and generated (1030 nm) laser radiation wavelength. The composition of sample was Gd3.098Yb0:0897Ga2:41Al2.41O12 (3 at % Yb/Gd). The Yb:GGAG crystal was mounted in temperature controlled copper holder of the liquid nitrogen cryostat. The 138 mm long semi-hemispherical laser resonator consisted of a flat pumping mirror (T > 90 % @ 930 nm, HR @ 1030 nm) placed inside cryostat, and a curved output coupler (r = 150 mm, R = 94.5 % @ 1030 nm) placed outside cryostat. For longitudinal pumping a fiber coupled laser diode was used. The diode was operating in the pulse regime (5 ms pulse length, 20 Hz repetition rate) at wavelength 928.5 nm. The absorption spectrum was measured for the temperatures from 78 to 400 K, and absorption lines narrowing was observed with temperature decrease. Zero-phonon line at 970 nm has width 1 nm (FWHM) at 100 K. The fluorescence intensity decay time was measured and it increased linearly with temperature from 864 μs @ 78 K to 881 μs @ 300 K. The temperature of active medium has strong influence mainly on laser threshold which was 5 times lower at 100 K than at 300 K, and on slope efficiency which was 3 times higher at 100 K than at 300 K.

  6. Functional conservation of rice OsNF-YB/YC and Arabidopsis AtNF-YB/YC proteins in the regulation of flowering time

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    Hwang, Yoon-Hyung

    2016-01-11

    Plant NUCLEAR FACTOR Y (NF-Y) transcription factors play important roles in plant development and abiotic stress. In Arabidopsis thaliana, two NF-YB (AtNF-YB2 and AtNF-YB3) and five NF-YC (AtNF-YC1, AtNF-YC2, AtNF-YC3, AtNF-YC4, and AtNF-YC9) genes regulate photoperiodic flowering by interacting with other AtNF-Y subunit proteins. Three rice NF-YB (OsNF-YB8, OsNF-YB10, and OsNF-YB11) and five rice OsNF-YC (OsNF-YC1, OsNF-YC2, OsNF-YC4, OsNF-YC6, and OsNF-YC7) genes are clustered with two AtNF-YB and five AtNF-YC genes, respectively. To investigate the functional conservation of these NF-YB and NF-YC genes in rice and Arabidopsis, we analyzed the flowering phenotypes of transgenic plants overexpressing the respective OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC genes in Arabidopsis mutants. Overexpression of OsNF-YB8/10/11 and OsNF-YC2 complemented the late flowering phenotype of Arabidopsis nf-yb2 nf-yb3 and nf-yc3 nf-yc4 nf-yc9 mutants, respectively. The rescued phenotype of 35S::OsNF-YC2 nf-yc3 nf-yc4 nf-yc9 plants was attributed to the upregulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1 (SOC1). In vitro and in planta protein–protein analyses revealed that OsNF-YB8/10/11 and OsNF-YC1/2/4/6/7 interact with AtNF-YC3/4/9 and AtNF-YB2/3, respectively. Our data indicate that some OsNF-YB and OsNF-YC genes are functional equivalents of AtNF-YB2/3 and AtNF-YC3/4/9 genes, respectively, and suggest functional conservation of Arabidopsis and rice NF-Y genes in the control of flowering time.

  7. Levels of Yb174 populated in average resonance neutron capture

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    Granja, C. [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, 128 00 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)]. E-mail: carlos.granja@utef.cvut.cz; Pospisil, S. [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, 128 00 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Chrien, R.E. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 119 73 (United States); Telezhnikov, S.A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna (Russian Federation)

    2005-08-22

    The primary {gamma} rays and energy levels in Yb174 were investigated in average resonance neutron capture using tailored neutron beams at 2 and 24 keV and a pair spectrometer at the High Flux Reactor at Brookhaven. A thermal neutron beam was also used. Nearly 300 levels with spin up to J=4 are reported below 4 MeV. The distribution of radiative strength in this nucleus was derived and is analyzed with a giant dipole resonance and single-particle strength models. The neutron binding energy in Yb174 was determined at 7464.4(3) keV.

  8. Identification and characterization of NF-YB family genes in tung tree.

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    Yang, Susu; Wang, Yangdong; Yin, Hengfu; Guo, Haobo; Gao, Ming; Zhu, Huiping; Chen, Yicun

    2015-12-01

    The NF-YB transcription factor gene family encodes a subunit of the CCAAT box-binding factor (CBF), a highly conserved trimeric activator that strongly binds to the CCAAT box promoter element. Studies on model plants have shown that NF-YB proteins participate in important developmental and physiological processes, but little is known about NF-YB proteins in trees. Here, we identified seven NF-YB transcription factor-encoding genes in Vernicia fordii, an important oilseed tree in China. A phylogenetic analysis separated the genes into two groups; non-LEC1 type (VfNF-YB1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13) and LEC1-type (VfNF-YB 14). A gene structure analysis showed that VfNF-YB 5 has three introns and the other genes have no introns. The seven VfNF-YB sequences contain highly conserved domains, a disordered region at the N terminus, and two long helix structures at the C terminus. Phylogenetic analyses showed that VfNF-YB family genes are highly homologous to GmNF-YB genes, and many of them are closely related to functionally characterized NF-YBs. In expression analyses of various tissues (root, stem, leaf, and kernel) and the root during pathogen infection, VfNF-YB1, 5, and 11 were dominantly expressed in kernels, and VfNF-YB7 and 9 were expressed only in the root. Different VfNF-YB family genes showed different responses to pathogen infection, suggesting that they play different roles in the pathogen response. Together, these findings represent the first extensive evaluation of the NF-YB family in tung tree and provide a foundation for dissecting the functions of VfNF-YB genes in seed development, stress adaption, fatty acid synthesis, and pathogen response.

  9. Electron spin resonance in Yb-based Kondo-lattice systems; Elektronenspinresonanz in Yb-basierten Kondogitter-Systemen

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    Wykhoff, Jan

    2010-07-07

    The systems Yb{sub 1-w}A{sub 1-w}(Rh{sub 1-x}Co{sub x})(Si{sub 1-y}Ge{sub y}){sub 2} with A=La respectively Lu, as well as YbIr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} are studied. The measurements are presented sortedly for systems, dopings, and external parameters. Beside these external parameters furthermore the orientation of the sample related to the quasistatic magnetic field and the microwave magnetic field was varied.

  10. ACRT technique for the single crystal growth of the heavy fermion compound YbRh{sub 2}Si{sub 2}

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    Witt, Sebastian; Kliemt, Kristin; Butzke, Constantin; Krellner, Cornelius [Goethe University Frankfurt, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    In the heavy fermion compound YbRh{sub 2}Si{sub 2} the antiferromagnetic ordering below 70 mK close to a quantum critical point is well-studied. Beneath the magnetic ordering a new phase transition was found recently at 2 mK. It is necessary to prepare large and high-quality single crystals for studying the nature of this new phase transition. Besides the optimization of the single crystal growth it is important to investigate single crystals with different isotopes at this phase transition. Here, we report the crystal growth of YbRh{sub 2}Si{sub 2} with the accelerated crucible rotation technique (ACRT). ACRT shows for other compounds, e.g. YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet, Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12}), that this technique can reduce flux impurities and enhance the yield of larger crystals. We also report the attempt to receive metallic isotopes of ytterbium with metallothermic reduction. Crystals with different isotopes of silicon and ytterbium can be used for NMR measurements to investigate the underlying phenomena of quantum criticality in more detail.

  11. Effects of Yb on the mechanical properties and microstructures of an Al-Mg alloy

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    Song Min [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)], E-mail: Min.Song.Th05@Alum.Dartmouth.ORG; Wu Zhenggang; He Yuehui [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)

    2008-12-15

    This paper reported a first study of the effects of Yb on the microstructures and mechanical properties of an extruded Al-Mg alloy. It has been shown that the addition of 0.3 wt.% Yb decreases the mechanical properties of the alloy since Mg- and Yb-containing constituents decrease the concentration of Mg solute atoms in Al matrix, and thus the solution strengthening effect. However, the addition of 1 wt.% Yb substantially improves the mechanical behavior of the alloy because the concentration of Yb solute atoms in Al matrix is high enough to generate solution strengthening effect. The improvement in the mechanical properties is due to the large work-hardening and high dislocation density caused by the interaction between dislocations and Yb and Mg solute atoms. The Yb and Mg atoms inhibit the dynamic recovery and recrystallization of the alloy, thus provide a uniformly distributed dislocation structure with high density.

  12. Leatherback Isotopes

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — SWFSC is currently working on a project identifying global marine isotopes using leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) as the indicator species. We currently...

  13. Isotope Identification

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    Karpius, Peter Joseph [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-09-18

    The objective of this training modules is to examine the process of using gamma spectroscopy for radionuclide identification; apply pattern recognition to gamma spectra; identify methods of verifying energy calibration; and discuss potential causes of isotope misidentification.

  14. Ultraviolet and near-infrared luminescence of LaBO3:Ce3+,Yb3+

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    Wei, Heng-Wei; Shao, Li-Ming; Jiao, Huan; Jing, Xi-Ping

    2018-01-01

    Ce3+ or Yb3+ singly doped LaBO3 and Ce3+-Yb3+ co-doped LaBO3 were prepared by conventional solid state reactions at 1100 °C and their photoluminescence (PL) properties were investigated. The emission spectrum of LaBO3:Ce3+,Yb3+ contains both the Ce3+ ultraviolet (UV) emissions (355 nm and 380 nm) and the Yb3+ near infrared (NIR) emission (975 nm) when excited by the UV light at 270 nm. By using the data of the Ce3+ decay curves and the PL intensities of both Ce3+ and Yb3+, the energy transfer efficiency (η) from Ce3+ to Yb3+, the actual energy transfer efficiency (AE) and the quantum efficiency (Q) of the Yb3+ emission were calculated. In the Ce3+-Yb3+ co-doped LaBO3, Ce3+ can transfer its absorbed energy to Yb3+ efficiently (η can be over 60%), and Yb3+ shows the Q value over 50% when it accepts the energy from Ce3+, which results in the low AE value ∼30%. The energy transfer process from Ce3+ to Yb3+ may be understood by the charge transfer mechanism: Ce3+ + Yb3+ ↔ Ce4+ + Yb2+. Particularly the Ce3+-Yb3+ co-doped LaBO3 phosphor gives the emissions mainly in the UV range and the NIR range with a portion of visible emissions in eye-insensitive range. This unique property may be suitable for applications in anti-counterfeiting techniques and public security affairs.

  15. Yb3+-Er3+ square nanoplates VAIRAPPERUMAL TAMILMANI

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    Frequency upconversion in catechin assisted LaF3: Yb3+-Er3+ square nanoplates. VAIRAPPERUMAL TAMILMANI,a ABHISHEK KUMAR SONI,b VINEET KUMAR RAI,b. BALACHANDRAN UNNI NAIR,a and KALARICAL JANARDHANAN SREERAM*,a. aChemical Laboratory, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, ...

  16. Monolithic Yb-fiber femtosecond laser using photonic crystal fiber

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    Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Turchinovich, Dmitry

    2008-01-01

    We demonstrate, both experimentally and theoretically, an environmentally stable monolithic all-PM modelocked femtosecond Yb-fiber laser, with laser output pulse compressed in a spliced-on low-loss hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. Our laser provides direct fiber-end delivery of 4 nJ pulses...

  17. Measurement of alpha-induced reaction cross sections on erbium isotopes for γ process studies

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    Kiss, G. G.; Szücs, T.; Török, Zs.; Fülöp, Zs.; Gyürky, Gy.; Halász, Z.; Somorjai, E. [Institute for Nuclear Research (MTA Atomki), H-4001 Debrecen, POB.51 (Hungary); Rauscher, T. [Centre for Astrophysics Research, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB (United Kingdom)

    2014-05-02

    The cross sections of the {sup 162}Er(α,γ){sup 166}Yb and {sup 162,164,166}Er(α,n){sup 165,167,169}Yb reactions have been measured at MTA Atomki. The radiative alpha capture reaction cross section was measured between E{sub c.m.} = 11.21 MeV and E{sub c.m.} = 16.09 MeV just above the astrophysically relevant energy region (which lies between 7.8 and 11.48 MeV at T{sub 9} = 3 GK). The {sup 162}Er(α,n){sup 165}Yb, {sup 164}Er(α,n){sup 167}Yb and {sup 166}Er(α,n){sup 169}Yb reactions were studied between E{sub c.m.} = 12.19 and 16.09 MeV, E{sub c.m.} = 13.17 and 16.59 MeV and E{sub c.m.} = 12.68 and 17.08 MeV, respectively. The aim of this work is to provide experimental data for modeling the γ process which is thought to be responsible for the production of the proton-rich isotopes heavier than iron.

  18. Post-adsorption process of Yb phosphate nano-particle formation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Jiang, MingYu; Ohnuki, Toshihiko; Tanaka, Kazuya; Kozai, Naofumi; Kamiishi, Eigo; Utsunomiya, Satoshi

    2012-09-01

    In this study, we have investigated the post-adsorption process of ytterbium (Yb) phosphate nano-particle formation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). The yeast grown in P-rich medium were exposed to 1.44 × 10-4 mol/L Yb(III) solution for 2-120 h, and 2 months at 25 ± 1 °C at an initial pH of 3, 4, or 5, respectively. Ytterbium concentrations in solutions decreased as a function of exposure time. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and synchrotron-based extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analyses revealed that nano-sized blocky Yb phosphate with an amorphous phase formed on the yeast cells surfaces in the solutions with Yb. These nano-sized precipitates that formed on the cell surfaces remained stable even after 2 months of exposure at 25 ± 1 °C around neutral pHs. The EXAFS data revealed that the chemical state of the accumulated Yb on the cell surfaces changed from the adsorption on both phosphate and carboxyl sites at 30 min to Yb phosphate precipitates at 5 days, indicating the Yb-phosphate precipitation as a major post-adsorption process. In addition, the precipitation of Yb phosphate occurred on cell surfaces during 7 days of exposure in Yb-free solution after 2 h of exposure (short-term Yb adsorption) in Yb solution. These results suggest that the released P from the inside of yeast cells reacted with adsorbed Yb on cell surfaces, resulting in the formation of Yb precipitates, even though no P was added to the exposure solution. In an abiotic system, the EXAFS data showed that the speciation of sorbed Yb on the reference materials, carboxymethyl cellulose and Ln resin, did not change even when the Yb was exposed to P solution, without forming Yb phosphate precipitates. This result strongly suggests that the cell surface of the yeast plays an important role in the Yb-phosphate precipitation process, not only as a carrier of the

  19. ISOTOPE SEPARATORS

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    Bacon, C.G.

    1958-08-26

    An improvement is presented in the structure of an isotope separation apparatus and, in particular, is concerned with a magnetically operated shutter associated with a window which is provided for the purpose of enabling the operator to view the processes going on within the interior of the apparatus. The shutier is mounted to close under the force of gravity in the absence of any other force. By closing an electrical circuit to a coil mouated on the shutter the magnetic field of the isotope separating apparatus coacts with the magnetic field of the coil to force the shutter to the open position.

  20. YB-1 overexpression promotes a TGF-β1-induced epithelial–mesenchymal transition via Akt activation

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    Ha, Bin; Lee, Eun Byul; Cui, Jun; Kim, Yosup [Department of Molecular Medicine, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University, Incheon 406-799 (Korea, Republic of); Jang, Ho Hee, E-mail: hhjang@gachon.ac.kr [Department of Molecular Medicine, Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Gachon University, Incheon 406-799 (Korea, Republic of); Gachon Medical Research Institute, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-03-06

    The Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1) is a transcription/translation regulatory protein, and the expression thereof is associated with cancer aggressiveness. In the present study, we explored the regulatory effects of YB-1 during the transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lung adenocarcinoma cells. Downregulation of YB-1 increased E-cadherin promoter activity, and upregulation of YB-1 decreased promoter activity, suggesting that the YB-1 level may be correlated with the EMT. TGF-β1 induced YB-1 expression, and TGF-β1 translocated cytosolic YB-1 into the nucleus. YB-1 overexpression promoted TGF-β1-induced downregulation of epithelial markers, upregulation of mesenchymal markers, and cell migration. Moreover, YB-1 overexpression enhanced the expression of E-cadherin transcriptional repressors via TGF-β1-induced Akt activation. Our findings afford new insights into the role played by YB-1 in the TGF-β1 signaling pathway. - Highlights: • YB-1 regulates E-cadherin expression in A549 cells. • TGF-β1 induces upregulating and nuclear localization of YB-1. • YB-1 overexpression accelerates TGF-β1-induced EMT and cell migration. • YB-1 regulates Snail and Slug expression via Akt activation.

  1. Stable isotope

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    Results of the study suggest that there are two main carbon pathways for plankton and nekton in the Kariega estuary, carbon derived from the eelgrass and its associated epiphytes and carbon which has its origins in the salt marsh riparian vegetation and zooplankton. Keywords: stable isotope analysis; temperate estuary; ...

  2. Fabrication and measurement of optical and spectral properties of the transparent Yb:MgAl2O4 ceramics

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    Balabanov, S. S.; Belyaev, A. V.; Gavrishchuk, E. M.; Mukhin, I. B.; Novikova, A. V.; Palashov, O. V.; Permin, D. A.; Snetkov, I. L.

    2017-09-01

    In this paper results concerning the fabrication of transparent (with 0.1% mol Yb3+), translucent (with 0.5% mol Yb3+) and opaque (up to 5% mol Yb3+) Yb3+: MgAl2O4 ceramics by hot pressing are presented. The alkoxotechnology of starting magnesium aluminate spinel nanopowder synthesis with homogeneous distribution of Yb ions is proposed. The structural properties of the prepared powders and ceramics were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and BET method. The optical transmittance, absorption and emission cross sections, and the upper level lifetime of the Yb3+:MgAl2O4 ceramics were measured.

  3. Spectroscopy of ^161Yb with ATLAS/Gammasphere

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    Gaison, J.; Carroll, J.; Litz, M.; Wang, X.; Riley, M.; Baron, J.; Miller, S.; Simpson, J.; Paul, E.; Boston, A.; Boston, H.; Nolan, J.; Rees, M.; Revill, J.; Janssens, R.; Carpenter, M.; Kondev, F.; Lauritsen, T.; Zhu, S.; Riedinger, L.; Hartley, D.; Ayangeakaa, A.; Garg, U.; Chiara, C.

    2012-10-01

    An experiment was performed at Argonne National Laboratory's ATLAS accelerator using the Gammasphere array (˜100 HPGe detectors) whose primary aim was to investigate the collective bands beyond band termination in ^160Yb via the ^120Sn(^44Ca,4n) fusion-evaporation reaction. The high spin yield of the 4n channel was enhanced significantly by selecting a beam energy of 222 MeV and a considerable amount of data of 3n and 5n channels were also obtained. Here is presented the preliminary result of an initial spectroscopic analysis of ^161Yb, the product of the 3n channel. The RadWare (coincidence analysis) software package was utilized and the possibility of revised level placements has been suggested by the analysis, in comparison with previous level schemes.

  4. High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser

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    Honea, Eric C.; Beach, Raymond J.; Mitchell, Scott C.; Skidmore, Jay A.; Emanuel, Mark A.; Sutton, Steven B.; Payne, Stephen A.; Avizonis, Petras V.; Monroe, Robert S.; Harris, Dennis G.

    2000-06-01

    We describe a diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser that produces 1080 W of power cw with 27.5% optical optical efficiency and 532 W Q -switched with M{sup 2}=2.2 and 17% optical-optical efficiency. The laser uses two composite Yb:YAG rods separated by a 90 degree sign quartz rotator for bifocusing compensation. A microlensed diode array end pumps each rod, using a hollow lens duct for pump delivery. By changing resonator parameters we can adjust the fundamental mode size and the output beam quality. Using a flattened Gaussian intensity profile to calculate the mode-fill efficiency and clipping losses, we compare experimental data with modeled output power versus beam quality. (c) 2000 Optical Society of America.

  5. Local Laser Cooling of Yb:YLF to 110 K

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    2011-09-01

    Istituto Nanoscienze- CNR, Dipartimento di Fisica Università di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy 3Air Force Research Laboratory, Space...be possible if the excitation is tuned exactly to the E4-E5 Stark resonance of Yb3+ at ~1020 nm [11]. In this paper we report on the experimental ...energy hosts (such as fluorides), making them ideal candidates for laser cooling. Furthermore, it is generally expected (and experimentally verified

  6. Cold ion-atom chemistry driven by spontaneous radiative relaxation: a case study for the formation of the YbCa+ molecular ion

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    Zygelman, B.; Lucic, Zelimir; Hudson, Eric R.

    2014-01-01

    Using both quantum and semi-classical methods, we calculate the rates for radiative association and charge transfer in cold collisions of Yb+ with Ca. We demonstrate the fidelity of the local optical potential method in predictions for the total radiative relaxation rates. We find a large variation in the isotope dependence of the cross sections at ultra-cold gas temperatures. However, at cold temperatures, 1 mK < T < 1 K, the effective spontaneous radiative rates for the different isotopes share a common value of about 1.5 × 10-15 cm3 s-1. It is about five orders of magnitude smaller than the chemical reaction rate measured in Rellergert et al (2011 Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 243201).

  7. X-RAY ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY OF YB3+-DOPED OPTICAL FIBERS

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    Citron, Robert; Kropf, A.J.

    2008-01-01

    Optical fibers doped with Ytterbium-3+ have become increasingly common in fiber lasers and amplifiers. Yb-doped fibers provide the capability to produce high power and short pulses at specific wavelengths, resulting in highly effective gain media. However, little is known about the local structure, distribution, and chemical coordination of Yb3+ in the fibers. This information is necessary to improve the manufacturing process and optical qualities of the fibers. Five fibers doped with Yb3+ were studied using Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES), in addition to Yb3+ mapping. The Yb3+ distribution in each fiber core was mapped with 2D and 1D intensity scans, which measured X-ray fluorescence over the scan areas. Two of the five fibers examined showed highly irregular Yb3+ distributions in the core center. In four of the five fibers Yb3+ was detected outside of the given fiber core dimensions, suggesting possible Yb3+ diffusion from the core, manufacturing error, or both. X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) analysis has so far proven inconclusive, but did show that the fibers had differing EXAFS spectra. The Yb3+ distribution mapping proved highly useful, but additional modeling and examination of fiber preforms must be conducted to improve XAS analysis, which has been shown to have great potential for the study of similar optical fi bers.

  8. Broadband infrared luminescence in Yb-doped Bi2O3-GeO2 glasses

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    Yu, Pingsheng; Su, Liangbi; Cheng, Junhua; Xu, Jun

    2016-01-01

    The Yb-doped Bi2O3-GeO2 glasses were prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique. Near-infrared (NIR) broadband emission was found at about 1024 nm, and 1330 nm (under 785 nm excitation), and the measured fluorescent lifetime was about several hundred microseconds. The emission intensity of Yb-doped Bi2O3-GeO2 glasses increased with increasing of Yb dopant in our experiments. The NIR emission should be related to Yb3+ and lower valence Bi ions.

  9. The Cold Shock Domain of YB-1 Segregates RNA from DNA by Non-Bonded Interactions.

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    Vladislav Kljashtorny

    Full Text Available The human YB-1 protein plays multiple cellular roles, of which many are dictated by its binding to RNA and DNA through its Cold Shock Domain (CSD. Using molecular dynamics simulation approaches validated by experimental assays, the YB1 CSD was found to interact with nucleic acids in a sequence-dependent manner and with a higher affinity for RNA than DNA. The binding properties of the YB1 CSD were close to those observed for the related bacterial Cold Shock Proteins (CSP, albeit some differences in sequence specificity. The results provide insights in the molecular mechanisms whereby YB-1 interacts with nucleic acids.

  10. YB-1 expression promotes pancreatic cancer metastasis that is inhibited by microRNA-216a.

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    Lu, Jingjing; Li, Xiaohong; Wang, Fei; Guo, Yibing; Huang, Yan; Zhu, Hui; Wang, Yao; Lu, Yuhua; Wang, Zhiwei

    2017-10-15

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers. The vast majority of patients are diagnosed with advanced, unresectable disease because of early invasive growth and metastatic spread. The aim of this study was to examine YB-1 expression in pancreatic cancer and determine its effects on cell invasion. YB-1 is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer cell lines and patient tissue samples. In patient tissues, high YB-1 levels correlated with perineural invasion. Silencing of YB-1 significantly reduced cell invasion with decreased expression of MMPs in vitro. Furthermore, we found that the expression of YB-1 was suppressed by miR-216a via direct binding to the YB-1 3'-untranslated region. MiR-216a and YB-1 expression levels were inversely correlated in pancreatic cancer cell lines. In addition, ectopic expression of miR-216a inhibited cell invasion in vitro. Taken together, our findings suggest that YB-1 may play an important role in mediating metastatic behaviour and that repression of YB-1 by miR-216a could have a promising therapeutic potential to inhibit tumor metastasis in pancreatic cancer. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  11. Yb-based heavy fermion compounds and field tuned quantum chemistry

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    Mun, Eundeok [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2010-01-01

    The motivation of this dissertation was to advance the study of Yb-based heavy fermion (HF) compounds especially ones related to quantum phase transitions. One of the topics of this work was the investigation of the interaction between the Kondo and crystalline electric field (CEF) energy scales in Yb-based HF systems by means of thermoelectric power (TEP) measurements. In these systems, the Kondo interaction and CEF excitations generally give rise to large anomalies such as maxima in ρ(T) and as minima in S(T). The TEP data were use to determine the evolution of Kondo and CEF energy scales upon varying transition metals for YbT2Zn20 (T = Fe, Ru, Os, Ir, Rh, and Co) compounds and applying magnetic fields for YbAgGe and YbPtBi. For YbT2Zn20 and YbPtBi, the Kondo and CEF energy scales could not be well separated in S(T), presumably because of small CEF level splittings. A similar effect was observed for the magnetic contribution to the resistivity. For YbAgGe, S(T) has been successfully applied to determine the Kondo and CEF energy scales due to the clear separation between the ground state and thermally excited CEF states. The Kondo temperature, TK, inferred from the local maximum in S(T), remains finite as magnetic field increases up to 140 kOe. In this dissertation we have examined the heavy quasi-particle behavior, found near the field tuned AFM quantum critical point (QCP), with YbAgGe and YbPtBi. Although the observed nFL behaviors in the vicinity of the QCP are different between YbAgGe and YbPtBi, the constructed H-T phase diagram including the two crossovers are similar. For both YbAgGe and YbPtBi, the details of the quantum criticality turn out to be complicated. We expect that YbPtBi will provide an additional example of field tuned quantum criticality, but clearly there are further experimental investigations left and more ideas needed to understand the basic physics of field-induced quantum

  12. Updated level scheme of 172Yb from 171Yb(nth, γ) reaction studied via gamma-gamma coincidence spectrometer

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    Nguyen, Ngoc Anh; Nguyen, Xuan Hai; Pham, Dinh Khang; Nguyen, Quang Hung; Ho, Huu Thang

    2017-08-01

    This paper provides the updated information on the level scheme of 172Yb nucleus studied via 171Yb(nth, γ) reaction using the gamma-gamma coincidence spectrometer at Dalat Nuclear Research Institute (Viet Nam). The latter is used because of its advantages in achieving the low Compton background as well as in identifying the correlated gamma transitions. We have detected in total the energies and intensities of 128 two-step gamma cascades corresponding to 79 primary transitions. By comparing the measured data with those extracted from the ENSDF library, 61 primary gamma transitions and corresponding energy levels together with 20 secondary gamma transitions are found to be the same as the ENSDF data. Beside that, 18 additional primary gamma transitions and corresponding energy levels plus 108 secondary ones are not found to currently exist in this library and they are therefore considered as the new data.

  13. Synthesis and upconversion luminescence properties of YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers derived from Y2O3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers

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    Li, Dan; Dong, Xiangting; Yu, Wensheng; Wang, Jinxian; Liu, Guixia

    2013-06-01

    YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers were successfully fabricated via fluorination of the relevant Y2O3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers which were obtained by calcining the electrospun PVP/[Y(NO3)3 + Yb(NO3)3 + Er(NO3)3] composite nanofibers. The morphology and properties of the products were investigated in detail by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and fluorescence spectrometer. YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers were pure orthorhombic phase with space group Pnma and were hollow-centered structure with mean diameter of 174 ± 22 nm, and YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers are composed of nanoparticles with size in the range of 30-60 nm. Upconversion emission spectrum analysis manifested that YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers emitted strong green and weak red upconversion emissions centering at 523, 545, and 654 nm, respectively. The green and red emissions were, respectively, originated from 2H11/2/4S3/2 → 4I15/2 and 4F9/2 → 4Il5/2 energy levels transitions of the Er3+ ions. Moreover, the emitting colors of YF3:Yb3+/Er3+ hollow nanofibers were located in the green region in CIE chromaticity coordinates diagram. This preparation technique could be applied to prepare other rare earth fluoride upconversion luminescence hollow nanofibers.

  14. Spectral properties of hydrothermally-grown Nd:LuAG, Yb:LuAG, and Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} laser materials

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    Brown, David C., E-mail: DBrown@snakecreeklasers.com [Snake Creek Lasers LLC, Friendsville, PA 18818 (United States); McMillen, Colin D.; Moore, Cheryl; Kolis, Joseph W. [Department of Chemistry and Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0973 (United States); Envid, Victoria [Snake Creek Lasers LLC, Friendsville, PA 18818 (United States)

    2014-04-15

    We have investigated the hydrothermal growth of, and spectrally characterized, the lutetium based laser materials Nd:LuAG, Yb:LuAG, and Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Absorption cross-section data are presented for Nd:LuAG at 83, 175, and 295 K. Absorption cross-section data was also obtained for Yb:LuAG at 83, 175, and 295 K; the 295 K data was used to generate emission cross-sections using the method of reciprocity. For Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3}, we present absorption cross-sections at 295 K as well as emission cross-sections derived using reciprocity. -- Highlights: • We present spectral properties for hydrothermally-grown laser crystals. • Absorption cross-section data are presented for Nd:LuAG and Yb:LuAG at 83, 175, and 295 K. • Emission cross-sections are presented for Yb:LuAG at 295 K derived by reciprocity. • We present absorption cross-sections at 295 K as well as emission cross-sections derived using reciprocity for the laser material Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

  15. Cold beam of isotopically pure Yb atoms by deflection using 1D ...

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    Both clock and EDM measurements gain from having a cold continuous beam of atoms that is separated from the cooling laser beams. For atomic clocks, a continuous beam avoids intermodulation or the Dick effect [10], seen in pulsed fountain clocks. For. EDM experiments, the electric-field plates can be brought very close ...

  16. Preparation, Biological Evaluation and Dosimetry Studies of 175Yb-Bis-Phosphonates for Palliative Treatment of Bone Pain

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    Ashraf Fakhari

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Optimized production and quality control of ytterbium-175 (Yb-175 labeled pamidronate and alendronate complexes as efficient agents for bone pain palliation has been presented. Methods: Yb-175 labeled pamidronate and alendronate (175Yb-PMD and 175Yb-ALN complexes were prepared successfully at optimized conditions with acceptable radiochemical purity, stability and significant hydroxyapatite absorption. The biodistribution of complexes were evaluated up to 48 h, which demonstrated significant bone uptake ratios for 175Yb-PAM at all-time intervals. It was also detected that 175Yb-PAM mostly washed out and excreted through the kidneys. Results: The performance of 175Yb-PAM in an animal model was better or comparable to other 175Yb-bone seeking complexes previously reported. Conclusion: Based on calculations, the total body dose for 175Yb-ALN is 40% higher as compared to 175Yb-PAM (especially kidneys indicating that 175Yb-PAM is probably a safer agent than 175Yb-ALN.

  17. Enhanced exciton emission from ZnO nano-phosphor induced by Yb3+ ions

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    Kabongo, GL

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the sol–gel method was used to prepare Ytterbium (Yb(sup3+)) doped ZnO nano-phosphors with different concentrations of Yb(sup3+) ions. Their structural, morphological, photoluminescence, electronic states and the chemical composition...

  18. Optimizing Yb concentration of fiber amplifiers in the presence of transverse modal instabilities and photodarkening

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    Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2016-01-01

    The Yb concentration of double-clad optical fiber amplifiers is numerically optimized with respect to maximizing the transverse modal instability threshold in the presence of absorption arising from photodarkening. The pump cladding area is scaled with the Yb concentration to approximately maintain...

  19. Magnetocaloric effect in In doped YbMnO{sub 3}

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    Sattibabu, Bhumireddi, E-mail: bsb.satti@gmail.com [School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India); Department of Electronics and Physics, Institute of Science, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam 530045 (India); Bhatnagar, A.K., E-mail: anilb42@gmail.com [School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India); Vinod, K.; Mani, Awadhesh [Condensed Matter Physics Division, Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102 (India)

    2017-06-01

    Magnetic and magnetocaloric (MCE) properties of Yb{sub 0.9}In{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} and Yb{sub 0.8}In{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} polycrystalline samples are presented in this paper. Isothermal magnetization measurements reveal a field induced magnetic transition. Magnetic entropy change of 2.34±0.35 J/mole-K for Yb{sub 0.9}In{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} and 2.64±0.38 J/mole-K for Yb{sub 0.8}In{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} field change ΔH =10 KOe is observed around the ferromagnetic ordering temperature of Yb{sup 3+}. Values of relative cooling power for the same field change are found to be 38.03±9 J /mol, and 40.90±10 J/mol for Yb{sub 0.9}In{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} and Yb{sub 0.8}In{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3}, respectively. These values suggest In doped YbMnO{sub 3} may be a potential candidate for magnetic refrigerant at low temperatures.

  20. Thermodynamic description of the Al-Cu-Yb ternary system supported by first-principles calculations

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    Huang G.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Phase relationships of the ternary Al-Cu-Yb system have been assessed using a combination of CALPHAD method and first principles calculations. A self-consistent thermodynamic parameter was established based on the experimental and theoretical information. Most of the binary intermetallic phases, except Al3Yb, Al2Yb, Cu2Yb and Cu5Yb, were assumed to be zero solubility in the ternary system. Based on the experimental data, eight ternary intermetallic compounds were taken into consideration in this system. Among them, three were treated as line compounds with large homogeneity ranges for Al and Cu. The others were treated as stoichiometric compounds. The calculated phase diagrams were in agreement with available experimental and theoretical data.

  1. Primary gamma transitions in {sup 173,174}Yb in neutron capture at isolated resonances

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    Telezhnikov, S.A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna, MR (Russian Federation); Granja, C. [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, 128 00 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)]. E-mail: carlos.granja@utef.cvut.cz; Hiep, H.T. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna, MR (Russian Federation); Honzatko, J. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna, MR (Russian Federation); Kralik, M. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna, MR (Russian Federation); Montero-Cabrera, M.-E. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141-980 Dubna, MR (Russian Federation); Pospisil, S. [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, 128 00 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)

    2005-12-26

    Gamma transitions in {sup 174}Yb were investigated in radiative neutron capture at 23 isolated and additional 7 partially resolved summed resonances of {sup 173}Yb. The time-of-flight technique was used on an enriched target at the IBR-30 reactor at JINR Dubna. A total of 77 primary gamma transitions are reported populating levels in {sup 174}Yb up to 2.8 MeV in the spin-parity range 1{sup +}/-,2{sup +}/-,3{sup +}/-,4{sup +}/-. Spin and parity assignments of neutron resonances and of populated levels are proposed. In addition to these results, seven primary gamma transitions in {sup 173}Yb were also observed from neutron capture at three isolated resonances of {sup 172}Yb.

  2. Synthesis and Downconversion Emission Property of Yb2O3:Eu3+ Nanosheets and Nanotubes

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    Chao Qian

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ytterbium oxide (Yb2O3 nanocrystals with different Eu3+ (1%, 2%, 5%, and 10% doped concentrations were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method, subsequently by calcination at 700°C. The crystal phase, size, and morphology of prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. The results show that the as-prepared Yb2O3 nanocrystals with sheet- and tube-like shape have cubic phase structure. The Eu3+ doped Yb2O3 nanocrystals were revealed to have good down conversion (DC property and intensity of the DC luminescence can be modified by Eu3+ contents. In our experiment the 1% Eu3+ doped Yb2O3 nanocrystals showed the strongest DC luminescence among the obtained Yb2O3 nanocrystals.

  3. Tunability enhancement of Yb:YLF based laser.

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    Alderighi, Daniele; Pirri, Angela; Toci, Guido; Vannini, Matteo

    2010-02-01

    We present a comprehensive characterization of a laser, based on a high-quality heavily doped Yb:YLF crystal. The analysis includes the comparison of the laser efficiency in respect of the absorbed pump for both pi and sigma-polarization. In particular, for the tunable laser, we report an enhancement of the tuning range obtained by adapting the output coupler transmission in respect of the lasing wavelength. The experimental results obtained for various output coupling have also been compared with a numerical model in order to give information for a further enlargement of the tuning range.

  4. Femtosecond Yb:YAG laser using semiconductor saturable absorbers

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    Hoenninger, C.; Zhang, G.; Keller, U. [Ultrafast Laser Physics, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Hoenggerberg--HPT, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Giesen, A. [Institut fuer Strahlwerkzeuge, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 43, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    1995-12-01

    We demonstrate a passively mode-locked femtosecond Yb:YAG laser using different semiconductor saturable absorber devices, a high-finesse and a low-finesse antiresonant Fabry{endash}Perot saturable absorber. We achieved pulses as short as 540 fs with dispersion compensation and 1.7-ps pulses without dispersion compensation. We also mode locked the laser at either 1.03 or 1.05 {mu}m by adjusting the band gap and antiresonance wavelength design of the antiresonant Fabry{endash}Perot saturable absorber. {copyright} {ital 1995 Optical Society of America.}

  5. The hyperfine interaction in 171YbF

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    Mawhorter, Richard; Glassman, Zachary; Grabow, Jens-Uwe; Le, Anh; Steimle, Timothy

    2014-05-01

    Motivated by recent further improvements in determining the upper limit for the CP-violating electric dipole moment of the electron (eEDM), the pure rotational spectrum of the open shell molecule ytterbium fluoride, 171YbF, in the X2Σ+ (v = 0) state has been recorded using Fourier transform microwave (FTMW) spectroscopy and pump/probe microwave optical double resonance (PPMODR) spectroscopy. The pure rotational spectra and precisely measured splittings in the (0,0) A2Π1 / 2 DAAD & Pomona College, and ZG from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.

  6. YB-1 represses AP1-dependent gene transactivation and interacts with an AP-1 DNA sequence.

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    Samuel, Shaija; Twizere, Jean-Claude; Bernstein, Lori R

    2005-06-15

    Involvement of the AP-1 (activator protein-1) transcription factor has been demonstrated previously in the regulation of cell proliferation and cell-cycle progression, in the control of cell migration, invasion and metastasis, and in signal transduction, stress responsiveness, DNA replication and DNA repair. YB-1 (Y-box-binding protein-1) has also been implicated in many of these processes. However, the mechanism by which YB-1 mediates these processes is poorly understood. In the present study, we report that overexpression of a transfected gene encoding YB-1 in human HeLa cervical carcinoma cells significantly represses the transactivation of a minimal AP-1 reporter construct in response to the tumour promoter PMA. YB-1 also represses mRNA expression and PMA-induced promoter transactivation of the endogenous AP-1 target gene encoding matrix metalloproteinase-12 (metalloelastase). YB-1 transrepression of both the minimal and matrix metalloproteinase-12 promoter reporter constructs is dependent on the AP-1 sequence. To identify new nuclear proteins that bind specifically to the AP-1 DNA-binding site, we devised a DNA-affinity-chromatography-based assay termed NAPSTER (nucleotide-affinity preincubation specificity test of recognition) and discovered a 49 kDa protein from human cancer cells that binds in a sequence-specific manner to the AP-1 DNA sequence. By tandem MS fragmentation sequencing analyses we determined that p49 is a YB-1. Immunoblotting of the NAPSTER-purified p49 protein using anti-YB-1 antibodies confirmed YB-1 binding to the AP-1 DNA sequence, as did gel mobility-supershift assays using YB-1 antibodies. This is the first report of YB-1 transrepression and interaction at the AP-1 DNA-binding site.

  7. Cooperative near-IR to visible photon upconversion in Yb3+-doped MnCl2 and MnBr2: comparison with a series of Yb3+-doped Mn2+ halides.

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    Gerner, Pascal; Reinhard, Christine; Güdel, Hans U

    2004-10-04

    Yb3+-doped MnCl2 and MnBr2 crystals exhibit strong red upconversion luminescence under near-infrared excitation around 10 000 cm(-1) at temperatures below 100 K. The broad red luminescence band is centred around 15 200 cm(-1) for both compounds and identified as the Mn2+ 4T1g-->6A1g transition. Excitation with 10 ns pulses indicates that the upconversion process consists of a sequence of ground-state and excited-state absorption steps. The experimental VIS/NIR photon ratio at 12 K for an excitation power of 191 mW focused on the sample with a 53 mm lens is 4.1% for MnCl2:Yb3+ and 1.2% for MnBr2:Yb3+. An upconversion mechanism based on exchange coupled Yb3+-Mn2+ ions is proposed. Similar upconversion properties have been reported for RbMnCl3:Yb3+, CsMnCl3:Yb3+, CsMnBr3:Yb3+, RbMnBr3:Yb3+, Rb2MnCl4:Yb3+. The efficiency of the upconversion process in these compounds is strongly dependent on the connectivity between the Yb3+ and Mn2+ ions. The VIS/NIR photon ratio decreases by three orders of magnitude along the series of corner-sharing Yb3+-Cl--Mn2+, edge-sharing Yb3+-(Cl-)2-Mn2+ to face-sharing Yb3+-(Br-)3-Mn2+ bridging geometry. This trend is discussed in terms of the dependence of the relevant super-exchange pathways on the Yb(3+)-Mn2+ bridging geometry.

  8. Synthesis and characterization of (Ba,Yb doped ceria nanopowders

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    Branko Matović

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanometric size (Ba, Yb doped ceria powders with fluorite-type structure were obtained by applying selfpropagating room temperature methods. Tailored composition was: Ce0.95−xBa0.05YbxO2−δ with fixed amount of Ba − 0.05 and varying Yb content “x” from 0.05 to 0.2. Powder properties such as crystallite and particle size and lattice parameters have been studied. Röntgen diffraction analyses (XRD were used to characterize the samples at room temperature. Also, high temperature treatment (up to 1550°C was used to follow stability of solid solutions. The mean diameters of the nanocrystals are determined from the full width at half maxima (FWHM of the XRD peaks. It was found that average diameter of crystallites is less than 3 nm. WilliamsonHall plots were used to separate the effect of the size and strain in the nanocrystals.

  9. YB-1 regulates tumor growth by promoting MACC1/c-Met pathway in human lung adenocarcinoma

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    Xue, Xiaoyuan; Zhang, Yan; Yang, Mengying; Li, Nan; Li, Zhuoshi; Xu, Lingzhi; Jiang, Lei; Zhao, Lei; Ma, Patrick C.; Rosell, Rafael; Li, Jinxiu; Gu, Chundong

    2017-01-01

    Aberrant overexpression of the transcription/translation factor Y-box-binding protein (YB-1) is associated with poor prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma, however the underlying mechanism by which YB-1 acts has not been fully elucidated. Here, we reported that inhibition of YB-1 diminished proliferation, migration and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma cells. Interestingly, we identified metastasis associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) as a target of YB-1. Depletion of YB-1 markedly decreased MACC1 promoter activity and suppressed the MACC1/c-Met signaling pathway in lung adenocarcinoma cells. Additionally, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay demonstrated that YB-1 bound to the MACC1 promoter. Moreover, YB-1 was positively correlated with MACC1, and both proteins were over-expressed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues. The Cox-regression analysis indicated that high YB-1 expression was an independent risk factor for prognosis in enrolled patients. Furthermore, depletion of YB-1 attenuated tumorigenesis in a xenograft mouse model and reduced MACC1 expression in tumor tissues. Collectively, our data suggested that targeting YB-1 suppressed lung adenocarcinoma progression through the MACC1/c-Met pathway and that the high expression of YB-1/MACC1 is a potential prognostic marker in lung adenocarcinoma. PMID:28624808

  10. Luminescence of YbP{sub 3}O{sub 9} upon excitation in the UV-VUV range

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    Stryganyuk, G [HASYLAB at DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Trots, D [HASYLAB at DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Berezovskaya, I [Physico-Chemical Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 86 Lustdorfskaya doroga, 65080 Odessa (Ukraine); Shalapska, T [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 8 Kyryla i Mefodiya Street, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Voloshinovskii, A [Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 8 Kyryla i Mefodiya Street, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Dotsenko, V [Physico-Chemical Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 86 Lustdorfskaya doroga, 65080 Odessa (Ukraine); Zimmerer, G [Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

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    X-ray powder diffraction and luminescence spectral-kinetic studies have been performed for ytterbium metaphosphate (YbP{sub 3}O{sub 9}) in the 12-290 K temperature range. The diffraction investigation has shown YbP{sub 3}O{sub 9} to be of monoclinic P 2{sub 1}/c structure at T = 12-290 K. Charge transfer luminescence originating from Yb{sup 3+} ion has been revealed. The carrier confinement within the Yb{sup 3+} charge transfer state is pronounced at T = 12 K. A tendency has been revealed for charge carriers in YbP{sub 3}O{sub 9} to be localized in a trapped exciton state at room temperature. The quenching mechanisms for Yb{sup 3+} charge transfer luminescence and processes competing with the formation of the Yb{sup 3+} charge transfer state are discussed.

  11. Formation, optical properties, and electronic structure of thin Yb silicide films on Si(111)

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    Galkin, N. G.; Maslov, A. M.; Polyarnyi, V. O.

    2005-06-01

    Continuous very thin (2.5-3.0 nm) and thin (16-18 nm) ytterbium suicide films with some pinhole density (3×107- 1×108 cm-2) have been formed on Si(111) by solid phase epitaxy (SPE) and reactive deposition epitaxy (RDE) growth methods on templates. The stoichiometric ytterbium suicide (YbSi2) formation has shown in SPE grown films by AES and EELS data. Very thin Yb suicide films grown by RDE method had the silicon enrichment in YbSi2 suicide composition. The analysis of LEED data and AFM imaging has shown that ytterbium suicide films had non-oriented blocks with the polycrystalline structure. The analysis of scanning region length dependencies of the root mean square roughness deviation (σR(L)) for grown suicide films has shown that the formation of ytterbium suicide in SPE and RDE growth methods is determined by the surface diffusion of Yb atoms during the three-dimensional growth process. Optical functions (n, k, α, ɛ1, ɛ2, Im ɛ1-1, neff, ɛeff) of ytterbium silicide films grown on Si(1 1 1) have been calculated from transmittance and reflectance spectra in the energy range of 0.1-6.2 eV. Two nearly discrete absorption bands have been observed in the electronic structure of Yb silicide films with different composition, which connected with interband transitions on divalent and trivalent Yb states. It was established that the reflection coefficient minimum in R-spectra at energies higher 4.2 eV corresponds to the state density minimum in Yb suicide between divalent and trivalent Yb states. It was shown from optical data that Yb silicide films have the semi-metallic properties with low state densities at energies less 0.4 eV and high state densities at 0.5-2.5 eV.

  12. Y-box-binding protein-1 (YB-1) promotes cell proliferation, adhesion and drug resistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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    Miao, Xiaobing; Wu, Yaxun [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China); Wang, Yuchan [Department of Pathogen, Medical College, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu (China); Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Inflammation and Molecular Drug Target, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu (China); Zhu, Xinghua; Yin, Haibing [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China); He, Yunhua [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Inflammation and Molecular Drug Target, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu (China); Li, Chunsun; Liu, Yushan; Lu, Xiaoyun; Chen, Yali; Shen, Rong [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China); Xu, Xiaohong, E-mail: xuxiaohongnantong@126.com [Department of Oncology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China); He, Song, E-mail: hesongnt@126.com [Department of Pathology, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu (China)

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    YB-1 is a multifunctional protein, which has been shown to correlate with resistance to treatment of various tumor types. This study investigated the expression and biologic function of YB-1 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Immunohistochemical analysis showed that the expression statuses of YB-1 and pYB-1{sup S102} were reversely correlated with the clinical outcomes of DLBCL patients. In addition, we found that YB-1 could promote the proliferation of DLBCL cells by accelerating the G1/S transition. Ectopic expression of YB-1 could markedly increase the expression of cell cycle regulators cyclin D1 and cyclin E. Furthermore, we found that adhesion of DLBCL cells to fibronectin (FN) could increase YB-1 phosphorylation at Ser102 and pYB-1{sup S102} nuclear translocation. In addition, overexpression of YB-1 could increase the adhesion of DLBCL cells to FN. Intriguingly, we found that YB-1 overexpression could confer drug resistance through cell-adhesion dependent and independent mechanisms in DLBCL. Silencing of YB-1 could sensitize DLBCL cells to mitoxantrone and overcome cell adhesion-mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR) phenotype in an AKT-dependent manner. - Highlights: • The expression statuses of YB-1 and pYB-1{sup S102} are reversely correlated with outcomes of DLBCL patients. • YB-1 promotes cell proliferation by accelerating G1/S transition in DLBCL. • YB-1 confers drug resistance to mitoxantrone in DLBCL.

  13. Measurement of Eu and Yb in aqueous solutions by underwater laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

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    Bhatt, Chet R.; Jain, Jinesh C.; Goueguel, Christian L.; McIntyre, Dustin L.; Singh, Jagdish P.

    2017-11-01

    In this paper, we report the use of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to detect dissolved Eu and Yb in bulk aqueous solutions. Ten strong emission lines of Eu and one strong emission line of Yb were identified in the underwater LIBS spectra obtained by using Czerny-Turner spectrometer within the wavelength range of 375-515 nm. Temporal evolution of plasma and the effect of laser pulse energy on the spectral emission were studied. Calibration curves using the concentration range from 500 to 10,000 ppm were developed and limits of detection for Eu and Yb were estimated to be 209 and 156 ppm, respectively.

  14. Modeling of Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers

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    Lester, Christian; Bjarklev, Anders Overgaard; Rasmussen, Thomas

    1995-01-01

    A model for Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-doped silica waveguide amplifiers is described and numerically investigated in the small-signal regime. The amplified spontaneous emission in the ytterbium-band and the quenching process between excited erbium ions are included in the model. For pump wavelengths...... between 860 and 995 nm, the amplified spontaneous emission in the ytterbium-band is found to reduce both the gain and the optimum length of the amplifier significantly. The achievable gain of the Yb3+-sensitized amplifier is found to be higher than in an Er3+-doped silica waveguide without Yb 3+ (18 d...

  15. Electronic structures and magnetic properties of RB4 (R =Yb,Pr,Gd,Tb,Dy)

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    Choi, H. C.; Laref, Amel; Shim, J. H.; Kwon, S. K.; Min, B. I.

    2009-04-01

    Most rare-earth tetraborides RB4 have antiferromagnetic ground states except for YbB4 and PrB4. We have investigated the electronic structures and magnetic properties of RB4 (R =Yb,Pr,Gd,Tb,Dy) employing the first-principles total energy band method. It is found that YbB4 has the paramagnetic ground state, while the other tetraborides are in the magnetic ground state, which is in agreement with experiments. We have obtained the spin and orbital magnetic moments and discussed the importance of the spin-orbit interaction and the on-site Coulomb repulsion (U ) in these systems.

  16. Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of rare earth Yb-doped Ba{sub 8−x}Yb{sub x}Si{sub 30}Ga{sub 16} clathrates

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    Liu, Lihua, E-mail: lhliu@ustb.edu.cn [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Physics, Beijing 100083 (China); Li, Feng [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Physics, Beijing 100083 (China); Wei, Yuping; Chen, Ning; Bi, Shanli [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing 100083 (China); Qiu, Hongmei [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Physics, Beijing 100083 (China); Cao, Guohui [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing 100083 (China); Li, Yang [University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Physics, Beijing 100083 (China); University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Department of Engineering Science and Materials, Mayaguez, PR 00681-9044 (United States)

    2014-03-05

    Highlights: • Samples with the chemical formula Ba8−{sub x}Yb{sub x}Si{sub 30}Ga{sub 16} (x = 0, 0.5, 0.7, 1 and 1.5) were prepared. • Some Yb atoms enter the clathrate lattice to replace Ba, while other Yb atoms are oxidized as Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}. • The thermal conductivity decreases with Yb-doping. • Thermoelectric figure of merit ZT significantly increased. -- Abstract: The potential thermoelectric and magnetic application of clathrate materials with rare-earth doping is the focus of much of the recent research activity in the synthetic material physics and chemistry. A series of clathrate samples with the chemical formula Ba{sub 8−x}Yb{sub x}Si{sub 30}Ga{sub 16} (x = 0, 0.5, 0.7, 1 and 1.5) were prepared by combining arc melting, ball milling and spark plasma sintering (SPS) techniques. X-ray diffraction and scanning electronic microscopy combined with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis showed the dominant phase to be the type-I clathrate. Whereas, X-ray structural refinement and EDS analysis indicated that some Yb atoms enter the clathrate lattice to replace Ba at 2a sites, while other Yb atoms are oxidized as Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} precipitated around grain boundaries. The solid solubility of Yb into clathrate lattice yielded x ∼ 0.3. Comparative analysis between Yb-doped and Yb-free clathrates showed that the thermal conductivity decreases with Yb-doping. Consequently, thermoelectric figure of merit ZT significantly increased.

  17. X-ray Excitation Triggers Ytterbium Anomalous Emission in CaF 2 :Yb but Not in SrF 2 :Yb

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    Hughes-Currie, Rosa B.; Ivanovskikh, Konstantin V.; Wells, Jon-Paul R.; Reid, Michael F.; Gordon, Robert A.; Seijo, Luis; Barandiarán, Zoila

    2017-02-27

    Materials that luminesce after excitation with ionizing radiation are extensively applied in physics, medicine, security, and industry. Lanthanide dopants are known to trigger crystal scintillation through their fast d–f emissions; the same is true for other important applications as lasers or phosphors for lighting. However, this ability can be seriously compromised by unwanted anomalous emissions often found with the most common lanthanide activators. We report high-resolution X-ray-excited optical (IR to UV) luminescence spectra of CaF2:Yb and SrF2:Yb samples excited at 8949 eV and 80 K. Ionizing radiation excites the known anomalous emission of ytterbium in the CaF2 host but not in the SrF2 host. Wave function-based ab initio calculations of host-to-dopant electron transfer and Yb2+/Yb3+ intervalence charge transfer explain the difference. The model also explains the lack of anomalous emission in Yb-doped SrF2 excited by VUV radiation.

  18. X-ray Excitation Triggers Ytterbium Anomalous Emission in CaF2:Yb but Not in SrF2:Yb.

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    Hughes-Currie, Rosa B; Ivanovskikh, Konstantin V; Wells, Jon-Paul R; Reid, Michael F; Gordon, Robert A; Seijo, Luis; Barandiarán, Zoila

    2017-03-16

    Materials that luminesce after excitation with ionizing radiation are extensively applied in physics, medicine, security, and industry. Lanthanide dopants are known to trigger crystal scintillation through their fast d-f emissions; the same is true for other important applications as lasers or phosphors for lighting. However, this ability can be seriously compromised by unwanted anomalous emissions often found with the most common lanthanide activators. We report high-resolution X-ray-excited optical (IR to UV) luminescence spectra of CaF2:Yb and SrF2:Yb samples excited at 8949 eV and 80 K. Ionizing radiation excites the known anomalous emission of ytterbium in the CaF2 host but not in the SrF2 host. Wave function-based ab initio calculations of host-to-dopant electron transfer and Yb(2+)/Yb(3+) intervalence charge transfer explain the difference. The model also explains the lack of anomalous emission in Yb-doped SrF2 excited by VUV radiation.

  19. NONO and RALY proteins are required for YB-1 oxaliplatin induced resistance in colon adenocarcinoma cell lines

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background YB-1 is a multifunctional protein that affects transcription, splicing, and translation. Overexpression of YB-1 in breast cancers causes cisplatin resistance. Recent data have shown that YB-1 is also overexpress in colorectal cancer. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that YB-1 also confers oxaliplatin resistance in colorectal adenocarcinomas. Results We show for the first time that transfection of YB-1 cDNA confers oxaliplatin resistance in two colorectal cancer cell lines (SW480 and HT29 cell lines. Furthermore, we identified by mass spectrometry analyses important YB-1 interactors required for such oxaliplatin resistance in these colorectal cancer cell lines. A tagged YB-1 construct was used to identify proteins interacting directly to YB-1 in such cells. We then focused on proteins that are potentially involved in colorectal cancer progression based on the Oncomine microarray database. Genes encoding for these YB-1 interactors were also examined in the public NCBI comparative genomic hybridization database to determine whether these genes are localized to regions of chromosomes rearranged in colorectal cancer tissues. From these analyses, we obtained a list of proteins interacting with YB-1 and potentially involved in oxaliplatin resistance. Oxaliplatin dose response curves of SW480 and HT29 colorectal cancer cell lines transfected with several siRNAs corresponding to each of these YB-1 interactors were obtained to identify proteins significantly affecting oxaliplatin sensitivity upon gene silencing. Only the depletion of either NONO or RALY sensitized both colorectal cancer cell lines to oxaliplatin. Furthermore, depletion of NONO or RALY sensitized otherwise oxaliplatin resistant overexpressing YB-1 SW480 or HT29 cells. Conclusion These results suggest knocking down NONO or RALY significant counteracts oxaliplatin resistance in colorectal cancers overexpressing the YB-1 protein.

  20. Mode instability in a Yb-doped stretched core fiber

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    Xia, N.; Yoo, S.

    2017-02-01

    In this work we present the theoretical study of transverse mode instability (TMI) in ytterbium (Yb)-doped rectangular core fibers with different core aspect ratios using the fast Fourier transform (FFT) beam propagation method (BPM). As expected, the rectangular core fiber with larger aspect ratio (AR.) offers more efficient heat dissipation than a circular core fiber. However, it is found that the rectangular core fiber does not benefit from the better heat dissipation to suppress the TMI when compared to the circular core counterpart. The temperature building in the rectangular core fiber decreases by up to 24.6% with a 10:1 aspect ratio core, while threshold pump power drops by up to 38.3% when compared with a circular core fiber with the same core area. Our study reveals that a smaller effective refractive index difference between modes and a weaker gain saturation effect compensate the thermal advantage from more efficient heat dissipation.

  1. Synthesis of highly sinterable Yb: SrF2 nanopowders for transparent ceramics

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    Li, Weiwei; Huang, Haijun; Mei, Bingchu; Song, Jinghong

    2018-01-01

    In this paper, ytterbium doped strontium fluoride (Yb: SrF2) nanoparticles were synthesized by direct precipitation method. High-speed centrifugation was used to separate high sintering activity of nanopowders from powders with hard aggregated and large size. Using powders at different parts of the centrifugal tube as starting powders, Yb: SrF2 transparent ceramics was fabricated by hot pressed (HP) method for the first time. Effects of morphology and particle size on the sinterability of Yb: SrF2 nanopowders were investigated. The transmittance reached 77% at the wavelength of 1200 nm and pores stilled remained in the ceramics. The spectroscopic and thermal properties of Yb: SrF2 transparent ceramics were also investigated. This paper provides an effective way to obtain well dispersed and high sinterability nanoparticles for SrF2 ceramics sintering.

  2. The recombination channels of luminescence excitation in YAG:Yb single crystalline films

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    Zakharko, Ya.M. [Faculty of Electronics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 107 Tarnavskogo str., Lviv 79017 (Ukraine)], E-mail: zakharko@electronics.wups.lviv.ua; Luchechko, A.P. [Faculty of Electronics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 107 Tarnavskogo str., Lviv 79017 (Ukraine); Ubizskii, S.B. [Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12, Bandera srt., Lviv 79013 (Ukraine); Syvorotka, I.I. [Scientific Research Company ' Carat' , 202, Stryjska str., Lviv 79031 (Ukraine); Martynyuk, N.V. [Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12, Bandera srt., Lviv 79013 (Ukraine); Syvorotka, I.M. [Scientific Research Company ' Carat' , 202, Stryjska str., Lviv 79031 (Ukraine)

    2007-04-15

    Absorption and emission spectra, luminescence decay kinetics and thermostimulated luminescence of X-ray irradiated YAG:Yb single crystalline films were studied. Two emission bands peaked at 420 and 488 nm have been detected in the investigated films. The strong thermal quenching of luminescence band at 488 nm was observed above 160 K. The influence of growth conditions and annealing in air on the lifetime of Yb{sup 3+} ion excited state in the IR spectral region have been revealed. The recombination mechanisms of the f-f transition at Yb{sup 3+} ion excitation, as well as the mechanism of lifetime shortening for the excited Yb{sup 3+} luminescence have been discussed.

  3. High energy single frequency Yb:YAG crystalline fiber waveguide master oscillator power amplifier Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The overall objective is to demonstrate the concept of Yb:YAG crystalline fiber MOPA laser and investigation the technical feasibility toward 50 mJ single frequency...

  4. High-power Yb-doped continuous-wave and pulsed fibre lasers

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    2014-01-05

    power laser generation using Yb-doped double-clad fibres with conversion efficiencies in excess of 80% have attracted much attention during the last decade due to their inherent advantages in terms of very high efficiency, ...

  5. Black phosphorus mode-locked sub-100 fs bulk laser based on heterostructured Yb composite crystal

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    Lou, Fei; Zhang, Baitao; Sun, Shijia; Hu, Chen; Lin, Zhoubin; Jiang, Jieyu; Zhang, Shuaiyi; Wang, Xia; Teng, Bing; He, Jingliang

    2018-01-01

    A physically combined heterostructured (PCH) Yb:KGW/Yb:SYB crystal is used to demonstrate a black phosphorus (BP) mode-locked sub-100 fs bulk laser. Near-transform-limited 75 fs pulses are yielded at 1054.6 nm with an output power of 1.03 W, corresponding to an optical-to-optical efficiency of 10%. This is the first implementation of the PCH concept into a mode-locked Yb-crystal laser to the best of our knowledge. The results not only illustrate the potential of the PCH Yb-crystal as an ideal candidate for realizing ultrafast lasers, but also indicate that BP mode-locking is a very promising approach for generating sub-100 fs pulses from a laser oscillator.

  6. Characterization and Computation of Yb/TiO₂ and Its Photocatalytic Degradation with Benzohydroxamic Acid.

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    Luo, Xianping; Zhu, Sipin; Wang, Junyu; Wang, Chunying; Wu, Min

    2017-11-28

    Yb-doped TiO₂ (Yb/TiO₂) compositions were synthesized by sol-gel method, and the prepared materials were characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-visible diffuse-reflectance spectrum (UV-Vis DRS), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and N₂ adsorption. A beneficiation reagent of benzohydroxamic acid (BHA) was used to test the photocatalytic activity of Yb/TiO₂. The characterizations indicate that the doping of Yb could inhibit the crystal growth of TiO₂, enhance the specific surface area, increase the binding energy of Ti2p, and also slightly expand the adsorption ranges to visible light. Furthermore, the computation of band structure also indicates that Yb-doped TiO₂ could make the forbidden band narrower than pure anatase TiO₂, which presents a red shift in the absorption spectrum. As a result of the photodegradation experiment on BHA, Yb/TiO₂ (0.50% in mass) sintered at 450 °C displayed the highest catalytic activity for BHA when compared with pure TiO₂ or other doped Yb/TiO₂ compositions, and more than 89.2% of the total organic carbon was removed after 120 min. Almost all anions, including Cl-, HCO₃-, NO₃-, and SO₄2-, inhibited the degradation of BHA by Yb/TiO₂, and their inhibition effects followed the order of HCO₃- > NO₃- > SO₄2- > Cl-. Cations of Na⁺, K⁺, Ca2+, and Mg2+ displayed a slight suppressing effect due to the impact of Cl- coexisting in the solution. In addition, Yb/TiO₂ maintained a high photocatalytic ability with respect to BHA after four runs. It is hypothesized that ·OH is one of the main species involved in the photodegradation of BHA, and the mutual transformation of Yb3+ and Yb2+ could promote the separation of electron-hole pairs.

  7. Characterization and Computation of Yb/TiO2 and Its Photocatalytic Degradation with Benzohydroxamic Acid

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    Xianping Luo

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Yb-doped TiO2 (Yb/TiO2 compositions were synthesized by sol-gel method, and the prepared materials were characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS, UV-visible diffuse-reflectance spectrum (UV-Vis DRS, transmission electron microscope (TEM and high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM, energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS, and N2 adsorption. A beneficiation reagent of benzohydroxamic acid (BHA was used to test the photocatalytic activity of Yb/TiO2. The characterizations indicate that the doping of Yb could inhibit the crystal growth of TiO2, enhance the specific surface area, increase the binding energy of Ti2p, and also slightly expand the adsorption ranges to visible light. Furthermore, the computation of band structure also indicates that Yb-doped TiO2 could make the forbidden band narrower than pure anatase TiO2, which presents a red shift in the absorption spectrum. As a result of the photodegradation experiment on BHA, Yb/TiO2 (0.50% in mass sintered at 450 °C displayed the highest catalytic activity for BHA when compared with pure TiO2 or other doped Yb/TiO2 compositions, and more than 89.2% of the total organic carbon was removed after 120 min. Almost all anions, including Cl−, HCO3−, NO3−, and SO42−, inhibited the degradation of BHA by Yb/TiO2, and their inhibition effects followed the order of HCO3− > NO3− > SO42− > Cl−. Cations of Na+, K+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ displayed a slight suppressing effect due to the impact of Cl− coexisting in the solution. In addition, Yb/TiO2 maintained a high photocatalytic ability with respect to BHA after four runs. It is hypothesized that ·OH is one of the main species involved in the photodegradation of BHA, and the mutual transformation of Yb3+ and Yb2+ could promote the separation of electron-hole pairs.

  8. Energy transfer processes to Yb{sup 2+}- and Ni{sup 2+}-ions in Yb:Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} crystals

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    Martynyuk, N. [Institute for Telecommunications, Radioelectronics and Electronic Engineering, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Bandera St. 12, 79646 Lviv (Ukraine); Fagundes-Peters, D.; Petermann, K. [Institut fuer Laser-Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

    2007-03-15

    We report the quenching of Yb{sup 3+} luminescence observed in Yb:YAG and Ni(0,1%):YbAG crystals. Yb{sup 2+}-ions and impurity ions of nickel coming from the crucible during crystal growth were determined as efficient quenching centers in Yb:YAG crystals grown by the Czochralski-method. As an indicator of the quenching process we measured the fluorescence lifetime of the investigated crystals and its dependence on the excitation power. The theoretical models for the energy transfer processes to Yb{sup 2+}- and Ni{sup 2+}-ions are presented. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  9. Upconversion Luminescence Properties of Y2O3:Yb, Er and Y2O2S:Yb, Er Nanoparticles Prepared by Complex Precipitation

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    Ying Tian

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The Yb3+, Er3+ doped Y2O3 and Y2O2S upconversion nanophosphors were prepared by the direct complex precipitation method with the mixed solution of NH4HCO3 and NH3·H2O as the complex precipitant. The precipitate of ReOHxCO3y calcined at 900°C in air presents the pure Y2O3 with cubic structure, and the calculated crystalline size is about 26 nm, while the Y2O2S:Yb, Er nanocrystals were obtained by annealing the same precipitate at 900°C but in the atmosphere of N2 gas containing sulfur vapor. The obtained sample presents the pure hexagonal structure of Y2O2S with calculated crystalline size of 29 nm. According to the transmission electronic microscopy (TEM, the nanophosphors exhibit uniform quasispherical shape and size about 30 nm. By using the 980 nm excitation laser, the properties of upconversion luminescence and energy transfer processes were studied in detail for the different concentration of Yb3+ in Er3+ doped Y2O3 as well as the Yb3+, Er3+ codoped Y2O2S nanocrystals. The high-efficient red and yellow upconversion emissions were both observed by naked eyes in day time corresponding to the Y2O3:Yb, Er and Y2O2S:Yb, Er phosphors, respectively. Thus the upconversion nanoparticles combining its high efficient emission would pave the way for ideal fluorescence probes in biological applications.

  10. Lanthanide near infrared imaging in living cells with Yb3+ nano metal organic frameworks.

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    Foucault-Collet, Alexandra; Gogick, Kristy A; White, Kiley A; Villette, Sandrine; Pallier, Agnès; Collet, Guillaume; Kieda, Claudine; Li, Tao; Geib, Steven J; Rosi, Nathaniel L; Petoud, Stéphane

    2013-10-22

    We have created unique near-infrared (NIR)-emitting nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (nano-MOFs) incorporating a high density of Yb(3+) lanthanide cations and sensitizers derived from phenylene. We establish here that these nano-MOFs can be incorporated into living cells for NIR imaging. Specifically, we introduce bulk and nano-Yb-phenylenevinylenedicarboxylate-3 (nano-Yb-PVDC-3), a unique MOF based on a PVDC sensitizer-ligand and Yb(3+) NIR-emitting lanthanide cations. This material has been structurally characterized, its stability in various media has been assessed, and its luminescent properties have been studied. We demonstrate that it is stable in certain specific biological media, does not photobleach, and has an IC50 of 100 μg/mL, which is sufficient to allow live cell imaging. Confocal microscopy and inductively coupled plasma measurements reveal that nano-Yb-PVDC-3 can be internalized by cells with a cytoplasmic localization. Despite its relatively low quantum yield, nano-Yb-PVDC-3 emits a sufficient number of photons per unit volume to serve as a NIR-emitting reporter for imaging living HeLa and NIH 3T3 cells. NIR microscopy allows for highly efficient discrimination between the nano-MOF emission signal and the cellular autofluorescence arising from biological material. This work represents a demonstration of the possibility of using NIR lanthanide emission for biological imaging applications in living cells with single-photon excitation.

  11. Lanthanide near infrared imaging in living cells with Yb3+ nano metal organic frameworks

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    Foucault-Collet, Alexandra; Gogick, Kristy A.; White, Kiley A.; Villette, Sandrine; Pallier, Agnès; Collet, Guillaume; Kieda, Claudine; Li, Tao; Geib, Steven J.; Rosi, Nathaniel L.; Petoud, Stéphane

    2013-01-01

    We have created unique near-infrared (NIR)–emitting nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (nano-MOFs) incorporating a high density of Yb3+ lanthanide cations and sensitizers derived from phenylene. We establish here that these nano-MOFs can be incorporated into living cells for NIR imaging. Specifically, we introduce bulk and nano-Yb-phenylenevinylenedicarboxylate-3 (nano-Yb-PVDC-3), a unique MOF based on a PVDC sensitizer-ligand and Yb3+ NIR-emitting lanthanide cations. This material has been structurally characterized, its stability in various media has been assessed, and its luminescent properties have been studied. We demonstrate that it is stable in certain specific biological media, does not photobleach, and has an IC50 of 100 μg/mL, which is sufficient to allow live cell imaging. Confocal microscopy and inductively coupled plasma measurements reveal that nano-Yb-PVDC-3 can be internalized by cells with a cytoplasmic localization. Despite its relatively low quantum yield, nano-Yb-PVDC-3 emits a sufficient number of photons per unit volume to serve as a NIR-emitting reporter for imaging living HeLa and NIH 3T3 cells. NIR microscopy allows for highly efficient discrimination between the nano-MOF emission signal and the cellular autofluorescence arising from biological material. This work represents a demonstration of the possibility of using NIR lanthanide emission for biological imaging applications in living cells with single-photon excitation. PMID:24108356

  12. Intense upconversion luminescence and origin study in Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped calcium scandate

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    Li, Jing; Zhang, Jiahua; Hao, Zhendong; Zhang, Xia; Zhao, Jihong; Luo, Yongshi

    2012-09-01

    Doping concentration optimized CaSc2O4:0.004Tm3+/0.1Yb3+ shows stronger upconversion luminescence (UCL) than doping concentration also optimized typical oxide upconverting phosphor Y2O3:0.004Tm3+/0.1Yb3+ upon 980 nm laser diode pump. The two-step up converted 3H4 → 3H6 near infrared emission peaked around 800 nm and the three-step up converted 1G4 → 3H6 blue emission around 480 nm of Tm3+ is enhanced by a factor of 3.5 and 2.2, respectively. On analyzing the 2F5/2 → 2F7/2 emission intensities and decay curves of Yb3+ in the two hosts, we reveal that Yb3+ in CaSc2O4 exhibits both a larger absorption cross section at 980 nm and Yb3+ → Tm3+ first step energy transfer coefficient (9.29 × 10-17 cm3 s-1) than that (2.87 × 10-17 cm3 s-1) in Y2O3, indicating that CaSc2O4 is an excellent host for achieving very intense UCL in Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped oxide upconverting materials.

  13. Thermoelectric and magnetic properties of Yb{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2} prepared by spark plasma sintering method

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    Kubouchi, M.; Hayashi, K.; Miyazaki, Y. [Tohoku University, Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Sendai (Japan)

    2016-08-15

    An intermediate-valence compound, Yb{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}, has been prepared using a spark plasma sintering method. The magnetic susceptibility and thermoelectric properties of Yb{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2} are measured in the temperature range from 5 to 300 K. From the magnetic susceptibility results, Yb valence of the Yb{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2} is evaluated. As compared with YbAl{sub 3}, which is one of the promising thermoelectric materials that can be used at low temperatures, Yb{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2} exhibits a lower absolute value of Seebeck coefficient, higher electrical resistivity, and lower thermal conductivity over the measured temperature range. A maximum dimensionless figure of merit, ZT, of 0.0018 is achieved at around 200 K. (orig.)

  14. Heterogeneous mixed valence in YbPd sub 3 S sub 4 : evidence from sup 1 sup 7 sup 0 Yb Moessbauer and x-ray L sub I sub I sub I -edge absorption measurements

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    Bonville, P; Alleno, E; Takahashi, F; Matsuoka, E; Ishikawa, M

    2003-01-01

    The intermetallic bronze YbPd sub 3 S sub 4 is shown to be a heterogeneous mixed-valence system, by means of sup 1 sup 7 sup 0 Yb Moessbauer spectroscopy and x-ray L sub I sub I sub I -edge absorption and magnetic measurements. Two valence states coexist in this compound: Yb sup 3 sup + and close-to-divalent Yb. The trivalent fraction (about 50%) undergoes a transition to magnetic ordering at about 2 K, with the GAMMA sub 7 doublet as the ground crystal field state. The possibility of charge (or valence) ordering is discussed. (letter to the editor)

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

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    2012-03-01

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

  16. Microstructure investigations of Yb- and Bi-doped Mg2Si prepared from metal hydrides for thermoelectric applications

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    Janka, Oliver; Zaikina, Julia V.; Bux, Sabah K.; Tabatabaifar, Hosna; Yang, Hao; Browning, Nigel D.; Kauzlarich, Susan M.

    2017-01-01

    Within the field of thermoelectric materials for energy conversion magnesium silicide, Mg2Si, is an outstanding candidate due to its low density, abundant constituents and low toxicity. However electronic and thermal tuning of the material is a required necessity to improve its Figure of Merit, zT. Doping of Yb via reactive YbH2 into the structure is performed with the goal of reducing the thermal conductivity. Hydrogen is released as a by-product at high temperatures allowing for facile incorporation of Yb into the structure. We report on the properties of Yb- and Bi-doped Mg2Si prepared with MgH2 and YbH2 with the focus on the synthetic conditions, and samples' microstructure, investigated by various electron microscopy techniques. Yb is found in the form of both Yb3Si5 inclusions and Yb dopant segregated at the grain boundary substituting for Mg. The addition of 1 at% Yb concentration reduced the thermal conductivity, providing a value of 30 mW/cm K at 800 K. In order to adjust carrier concentration, the sample is additionally doped with Bi. The impact of the microstructure on the transport properties of the obtained material is studied. Idealy, the reduction of the thermal conductivity is achieved by doping with Yb and the electronic transport is adjusted by doping with Bi. Large grain microstructure facilitates the electronic transport. However, the synthetic conditions that provide the optimized microstructure for electrical transport do not facilitate the additional Yb dopant incorporation. Therefore, the Yb and Bi containing sample with the optimized microstructure provides a zT=0.46 at 800 K.

  17. Electronic structure and X-ray spectroscopic properties of YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2}

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    Shcherba, I.D., E-mail: ishcherba@gmail.com [Institute of Technology, University of Pedagogy, Podchorazych 2, 30-084 Krakow (Poland); Lviv National University by Ivan Franko, Lviv (Ukraine); Bekenov, L.V.; Antonov, V.N. [Institute for Metal Physics, 36 Vernadsky Street, 03142 Kiev (Ukraine); Noga, H. [Institute of Technology, University of Pedagogy, Podchorazych 2, 30-084 Krakow (Poland); Uskokovic, D. [Institute of Technical Sciences, SASA, Belgrade (Serbia); Zhak, O.; Kovalska, M.V. [Lviv National University by Ivan Franko, Lviv (Ukraine)

    2016-10-15

    Highlights: • We present new experimental and theoretical data for YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2}. • The presence of divalent and trivalent Yb ion found in YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2}. • The calculation show good agreement with the experimental measurements. - Abstract: X-ray absorption spectrum at the Yb L{sub 3} edge and X-ray emission spectra of Ni and P at the K and L{sub 2,3} edges have been studied experimentally and theoretically in the mixed valent compound YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2} with ThCr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} type crystal structure. The electronic structure of YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2} is investigated using the fully relativistic Dirac linear muffin-tin orbital (LMTO) band-structure method. The effect of the spin–orbit (SO) interaction and Coulomb repulsion U on the electronic structure of YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2} is examined in the frame of the LSDA + SO + U method. The core-hole effect in the final states as well as the effect of the electric quadrupole E{sub 2} transitions have been investigated. A good agreement between the theory and the experiment was found. Both the trivalent and the divalent Yb ions in YbNi{sub 2}P{sub 2} are reflected in the experimentally measured Yb L{sub 3} X-ray absorption spectrum simultaneously. We found that the best agreement between the experimental spectrum and sum of the theoretically calculated Yb{sup 2+} and Yb{sup 3+} spectra is achieved with 73% ytterbium ions in 2+ state and 27% ions in 3+ state.

  18. METHOD OF ISOTOPE CONCENTRATION

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    Spevack, J.S.

    1957-04-01

    An isotope concentration process is described which consists of exchanging, at two or more different temperature stages, two isotopes of an element between substances that are physically separate from each other and each of which is capable of containing either of the isotopes, and withdrawing from a point between at least two of the temperatare stages one of the substances containing an increased concentration of the desired isotope.

  19. Construction of four low-dimensional NIR-luminescence-tunable Yb(III) complexes.

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    Zheng, Zhi-Peng; Zhang, Xiu-Xia; Li, Teng; Yang, Jian; Wei, Lei-Ming; Zhang, Li-Guo; Lin, Xiao-Ming; Cai, Yue-Peng

    2014-10-07

    Four low-dimensional ytterbium(iii)-organic compounds through hydrothermal reactions of quinoline-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (2,3-H2qldc) and oxalic acid (H2ox) with Yb2O3, namely, [Yb(2,3-qldc)(ox)1/2(H2O)3·(H2O)4]n (1), [Yb(2,3-qldc)(ox)1/2(H2O)2·(H2O)2]n (2), [Yb(2,3-Hqldc)(ox)(H2O)2·(H2O)]n (3) and [Yb(2,3-Hqldc)(ox)(H2O)·(H2O)2]n (4), were first synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis (EA), infrared spectroscopy (IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. When the reactant ratio of 2,3-H2qldc : H2ox : Yb2O3 is 2 : 1 : 1, 1-D chain-like complex 1 with three coordinated water molecules around the Yb(iii) ion was obtained in mixed solvents of H2O and CH3OH (v : v = 10 : 1) at 70 °C, and with the increase of temperature to 100 °C, the same reactants gave 2-D 6(3) topological layer-like complex 2 with two coordinated water molecules in the coordination sphere of the Yb(iii) ion. However, when the reactant ratio was changed to 1 : 1 : 1, two 2-D 6(3) topological layer-like complexes 3 (70 °C) and 4 (100 °C) were obtained at different temperatures, in which the coordination water molecules in 3 and 4 are two and one, respectively. Obviously, these results reveal that the reaction temperature and reactant ratios play critical roles in the structural direction of these low-dimensional compounds. Interestingly, with the gradual loss of coordination water molecules to the Yb(iii) ion, the near infrared (NIR) emission of four Yb(iii)-based compounds 1-4 can be gradually strengthened with increasing order of 1 tunable near infrared luminescence.

  20. Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:LYSO laser with 61fs pulse duration.

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    Tian, Wenlong; Wang, Zhaohua; Wei, Long; Peng, Yingnan; Zhang, Jinwei; Zhu, Zheng; Zhu, Jiangfeng; Han, Hainian; Jia, Yulei; Zheng, Lihe; Xu, Jun; Wei, Zhiyi

    2014-08-11

    A stable diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) Yb:LuYSiO5 (Yb:LYSO) laser of generating 61 fs pulses at a central wavelength of 1055.4 nm is experimentally demonstrated. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of femtosecond KLM operation in Yb:LYSO laser, and it is believed that 61 fs is the shortest pulse duration ever produced from an Yb-doped orthosilicate laser. The average output power of the mode-locked laser is 40 mW and the repetition rate is 113 MHz.

  1. Synthesis and characterization of Ln,Yb:BaGdF5 (Ln = Er, Ho) nanocrystals by hydrothermal method

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    Hu, Hongliang; Xiao, Liguang; Zhang, Xuejian

    2017-10-01

    The Er,Yb: BaGdF5 and Ho,Yb: BaGdF5 nanocrystal materials with the narrow particle size distribution was synthesized by a hydrothermal method at 180°C for 24 h. The phase structure and fluorescence properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and up-conversion spectroscopy, respectively. The phase composition does not change with increasing the pH value, leading to the formation of a pure phase BaGdF5, while the solution was turbid state. The products show a good crystallinity, dispersion and uniform particle size distribution. Under the LD excitation at 980 nm, Er,Yb: BaGdF5 and Ho,Yb: BaGdF5 nanocrystal materials were researched in the visible range of the fluorescence spectrum. Er,Yb: BaGdF5 nanocrystals were achieved the launch of green, blue, and red. Ho,Yb: BaGdF5 nanocrystal with green and red light output were realized. The light-emitting belong to the two-photon transition process. And the possible mechanism for the corresponding up-conversion luminescence was also discussed. The Er,Yb: BaGdF5 and Ho,Yb: BaYbF5 nanocrystals with the narrow particle size distribution have potential applications in biological field as luminescence probes.

  2. Crystal growth, electronic structure and luminescence properties of Nb/Yb co-doped RbTiOPO4 crystals

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    Liu, Jian; Li, Ziqing; Zhu, Pengfei; Duan, Xiulan

    2018-01-01

    Nb/Yb co-doped RbTiOPO4 (RTP) crystals were successfully grown by a top-seeded solution growth method from two different kinds of flux systems. 5%Nb/3%Yb: RTP crystal with more transparency was obtained from the mixed solvent containing MoO3. The chemical composition was analyzed by Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA), and the result indicated that co-doping of Nb and Yb into RTP can greatly increase the concentration of Yb in RTP crystal. The addition of MoO3 into self-flux system can improve the quality of as-grown crystals, but it is not helpful to introduce Yb into crystal. The electronic structures of Nb/Yb: RTP crystals were analyzed using X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS). The results show that the binding energy difference between O 1s and P 2p levels (ΔBE (O-P)) increases firstly with the increase of Yb content, and then decreases with Nb content increasing, which is associated with the covalency change of O-P bonds in crystals. However, the doping has little influence on the chemical bond properties of O-Ti. The FL spectra of Nb/Yb: RbTiOPO4 crystals were also analyzed, and five emission peaks characteristic of Yb3+ ions were observed.

  3. The photoluminescence response to structural changes of Yb implanted ZnO crystals subjected to non-equilibrium processing

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    Ratajczak, R.; Prucnal, S.; Guziewicz, E.; Mieszczynski, C.; Snigurenko, D.; Stachowicz, M.; Skorupa, W.; Turos, A.

    2017-02-01

    In this paper, we present the detailed study of optical and structural properties of Yb implanted single ZnO crystals. Hydrothermally grown wurtzite (0001) ZnO crystals were implanted with 150 keV Yb ions to fluencies of 5 × 1014 and 1 × 1015 at/cm2. After ion implantation, two different types of annealing were performed: rapid thermal annealing (RTA) and millisecond range flash lamp annealing (FLA). Crystalline quality, damage recovery, and Yb lattice site location were evaluated by the Channeling Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS/c). It is shown that independent of the used annealing technique, defects formed in ZnO during ion implantation can be removed. Upon RTA performed at the temperature higher than 800 °C, strong out-diffusion of implanted Yb atoms and precipitation on the surface takes place. Consequently, the degradation of the photoluminescence (PL) efficiency is observed. The diffusion of implanted Yb during millisecond range FLA does not occur for such experimental conditions. Moreover, FLA treatment for 20 ms leads to the formation of single crystalline ZnO layer with Yb incorporated in the substitutional lattice sites. According to RBS/c and PL data, Yb atoms substituted in the Zn sublattice are predominantly in the 2+ oxidation state. The most intensive PL has been observed after annealing at 800 °C for 20 min which is accompanied with the reduction of Yb substitutional fraction and formation of octahedron Yb-oxygen clusters within ZnO.

  4. Statistical clumped isotope signatures

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    Röckmann, T.; Popa, M.E.; Krol, M.C.; Hofmann, M.E.G.

    2016-01-01

    High precision measurements of molecules containing more than one heavy isotope may provide novel constraints on element cycles in nature. These so-called clumped isotope signatures are reported relative to the random (stochastic) distribution of heavy isotopes over all available isotopocules of

  5. Statistical clumped isotope signatures

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    Röckmann, T.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304838233; Popa, M. E.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/375806407; Krol, M. C.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/078760410; Hofmann, M. E. G.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/374642907

    2016-01-01

    High precision measurements of molecules containing more than one heavy isotope may provide novel constraints on element cycles in nature. These so-called clumped isotope signatures are reported relative to the random (stochastic) distribution of heavy isotopes over all available isotopocules of a

  6. Statistical clumped isotope signatures

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    Röckmann, T.; Popa, M. E.; Krol, M. C.; Hofmann, M. E. G.

    2016-01-01

    High precision measurements of molecules containing more than one heavy isotope may provide novel constraints on element cycles in nature. These so-called clumped isotope signatures are reported relative to the random (stochastic) distribution of heavy isotopes over all available isotopocules of a molecule, which is the conventional reference. When multiple indistinguishable atoms of the same element are present in a molecule, this reference is calculated from the bulk (≈average) isotopic composition of the involved atoms. We show here that this referencing convention leads to apparent negative clumped isotope anomalies (anti-clumping) when the indistinguishable atoms originate from isotopically different populations. Such statistical clumped isotope anomalies must occur in any system where two or more indistinguishable atoms of the same element, but with different isotopic composition, combine in a molecule. The size of the anti-clumping signal is closely related to the difference of the initial isotope ratios of the indistinguishable atoms that have combined. Therefore, a measured statistical clumped isotope anomaly, relative to an expected (e.g. thermodynamical) clumped isotope composition, may allow assessment of the heterogeneity of the isotopic pools of atoms that are the substrate for formation of molecules. PMID:27535168

  7. Photocatalytic Water Splitting for Hydrogen Production with Novel M2YbSbO7 (M = In, Gd, Y by Using Visible Light Photoenergy

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    Jingfei Luan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Novel photocatalysts M2YbSbO7 (M=In, Gd, Y were synthesized by solid state reaction method for the first time. A comparative study on the structural and photocatalytic properties of M2YbSbO7 M2YbSbO7 (M=In, Gd, Y was reported. The results showed that In2YbSbO7, Gd2YbSbO7, and Y2YbSbO7 crystallized with the pyrochlore-type structure, cubic crystal system and space group Fd3m. For the photocatalytic water splitting reaction, H2 or O2 evolution was observed from pure water with In2YbSbO7, Gd2YbSbO7, or Y2YbSbO7 as the photocatalyst under visible light irradiation. (wavelength>420 nm. Moreover, under visible light irradiation (>420 nm, H2 and O2 were also evolved by using In2YbSbO7, Gd2YbSbO7, or Y2YbSbO7 as catalyst from CH3OH/H2O and AgNO3/H2O solutions respectively. The In2YbSbO7 photocatalyst showed the highest activity compared with Gd2YbSbO7 or Y2YbSbO7. At the same time, The Y2YbSbO7 photocatalyst showed higher activity compared with Gd2YbSbO7. The photocatalytic activities were further improved under visible light irradiation with In2YbSbO7, Gd2YbSbO7, or Y2YbSbO7 being loaded by Pt, NiO, or RuO2. The effect of Pt was better than that of NiO or RuO2 for improving the photocatalytic activity of In2YbSbO7, Gd2YbSbO7, or Y2YbSbO7.

  8. Photoluminescence characterization of porous YAG: Yb{sup 3+}–Er{sup 3+} nanoparticles

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    Desirena, H., E-mail: hagdes@cio.mx [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. P. 1-948, León 37150, Guanajuato (Mexico); Diaz-Torres, L.A. [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. P. 1-948, León 37150, Guanajuato (Mexico); Rodríguez, R.A. [Centro Universitario de Los Lagos, Universidad de Guadalajara, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco (Mexico); Meza, O. [Instituto de Física, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Apartado Postal J-48, Centro Historico 72570, Puebla (Mexico); Salas, P. [Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 1-1010, Querétaro 76000, Querétaro México (Mexico); Angeles-Chávez, C. [Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Ciudad México, D.F. 07730, México (Mexico); Tobar, E.H.; Castañeda-Contreras, J. [Centro Universitario de Los Lagos, Universidad de Guadalajara, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco (Mexico); De la Rosa, E., E-mail: elder@cio.mx [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. P. 1-948, León 37150, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2014-09-15

    Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} codoped yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) porous nanocrystals were prepared by glycolate method assisted with poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA) and urea. The typical cubic structure for YAG was confirmed from XRD with crystallite average size of ∼40 nm, calculated from Scherrer formula and corroborated by TEM. Strong green and red upconversion emissions are observed readily with the naked eyes, and the color coordinates were obtained from emission spectra. A theoretical model to calculate CIE coordinate as a function of donor (Yb{sup 3+}) and acceptors (Er{sup 3+}) concentration is proposed. The eye-safe near infrared emitted signal and fluorescence lifetime were also measured and results show lifetime as large as 8.5 ms. The maximum energy transfer efficiency from Yb{sup 3+} to Er{sup 3+} was 72% for 20 mol% of Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The proposed mechanisms for signal emitted are explained in terms of direct and energy back transfer processes, and cross relaxation. - Highlights: • Strong upconversion emission were observed in YAG:Er{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+} samples. • Color emission can be tuned from green to red by choosing properly the Yb{sup 3+} concentration. • The experimental colour coordinates match very well with the proposed theoretical model. • Cross relaxation and energy back transfer are mainly responsible for the red emission. • Fluorescence lifetime of {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} level increase with the Yb{sup 3+} concentration.

  9. [Preparation, characterization and upconversion fluorescence of NaYF4 : Yb, Er /graphene oxide nanocomposites].

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    Ji, Tian-Hao; Qie, Nan; Wang, Ji-Mei; Hua, Yong-Yong; Ji, Zhi-Jiang

    2013-03-01

    NaYF4 : Yb, Er/rGO and SiO2-coated NaYF4 : Yb, Er/rGO nanocomposites can be prepared through "one-pot" and directly mixing preparation routes. Various measurement results show that the NaYF4 : Yb, Er in the nanocomposites exhibits a cubic a-type structure and nanoparticle-like morphology with a diameter range of 30-70 nm; the rGO layers are well-dispersed in the nanocomposites, and whereas the rGO obtained from "one-pot" preparation renders relatively better dispersion. Raman spectra demonstrate that there exists a surface coupling action between the two kinds of nanomaterials, and with the increase in the relative rGO content, such action becomes stronger. UC fluorescence measurement results reveal that the rGO has significantly quenching effect and optical-limiting performance on the UC fluorescence, particularly on the red-emission of the NaYFa : Yb, Er or SiO2-coated NaYF4 : Yb, Er nanoparticles. The red-emission intensity gradually decreases with an increase in the rGO content, but the green-emission shows less change. It should be stressed that, in comparison with NaYF4 : Yb, Er/rGO, with a similar rGO content, the red-emission intensity of SiO2-coated NaYF4 : Yb, Er/rGO decreases much obviously due to a stronger light-absorption caused by part rGO aggregation.

  10. Isotopes in heterogeneous catalysis

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    Hargreaves, Justin SJ

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this book is to review the current, state-of-the-art application of isotopic methods to the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Isotopic studies are arguably the ultimate technique in in situ methods for heterogeneous catalysis. In this review volume, chapters have been contributed by experts in the field and the coverage includes both the application of specific isotopes - Deuterium, Tritium, Carbon-14, Sulfur-35 and Oxygen-18 - as well as isotopic techniques - determination of surface mobility, steady state transient isotope kinetic analysis, and positron emission profiling.

  11. Chromium isotope variations

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    D'Arcy, Joan Mary

    Chromium (Cr) stable isotopes are a useful tracer of changes in redox conditions because changes in its oxidation state are accompanied by an isotopic fractionation. For this reason the Cr isotope system is being developed as a potential tool for paleo-redox reconstruction. Dissolved Cr in seawater...... is incorporated into carbonates. Hence, ancient carbonates can potentially record the Cr isotopic composition (δ53Cr ‰) of seawater in the geological past. Reliable application and interpretation of this proxy requires a detailed knowledge about processes that fractionate Cr on the Earth’s surface......, and the quantification the Cr isotope composition of major Cr fluxes into and out of ocean. This thesis adds to the current knowledge of the Cr isotope system and is divided into two studies. The focus of the first study was to determine what processes control the Cr isotopic compositionof river water and to quantify...

  12. Single-shot spectroscopy of broadband Yb fiber laser

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    Suzuki, Masayuki; Yoneya, Shin; Kuroda, Hiroto

    2017-02-01

    We have experimentally reported on a real-time single-shot spectroscopy of a broadband Yb-doped fiber (YDF) laser which based on a nonlinear polarization evolution by using a time-stretched dispersive Fourier transformation technique. We have measured an 8000 consecutive single-shot spectra of mode locking and noise-like pulse (NLP), because our developed broadband YDF oscillator can individually operate the mode locking and NLP by controlling a pump LD power and angle of waveplates. A shot-to-shot spectral fluctuation was observed in NLP. For the investigation of pulse formation dynamics, we have measured the spectral evolution in an initial fluctuations of mode locked broadband YDF laser at an intracavity dispersion of 1500 and 6200 fs2 for the first time. In both case, a build-up time between cw and steady-state mode locking was estimated to be 50 us, the dynamics of spectral evolution between cw and mode locking, however, was completely different. A shot-to-shot strong spectral fluctuation, as can be seen in NLP spectra, was observed in the initial timescale of 20 us at the intracavity dispersion of 1500 fs2. These new findings would impact on understanding the birth of the broadband spectral formation in fiber laser oscillator.

  13. Pump induced lasing suppression in Yb:Er-doped microlasers.

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    Lei, Fuchuan; Yang, Yong; Ward, Jonathan M; Nic Chormaic, Síle

    2017-10-02

    A pump source is one of the essential prerequisites in order to achieve lasing in a system, and, in most cases, a stronger pump leads to higher laser power at the output. However, this behavior may be suppressed if two pump beams are used. In this work, we show that lasing around the 1600 nm band can be suppressed completely if two pumps, at wavelengths of 980 nm and 1550 nm, are applied simultaneously to an Yb:Er-doped microlaser, whereas it can be revived by switching one of them off. This phenomenon can be explained by assuming that the presence of one pump (980 nm) changes the role of the other pump (1550 nm); more specifically, the 1550 nm pump starts to consume the population inversion instead of increasing it when the 980 nm pump power exceeds a certain value. As a result, the two pump fields lead to a closed-loop transition within the gain medium (i.e., the erbium ions). This study unveils an interplay similar to coherence effects between different pump pathways, thereby providing a reference for designing the laser pump, and may have applications in lasing control.

  14. Dual functional NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+@NaYF4:Yb3+, Nd3+ core–shell nanoparticles for cell temperature sensing and imaging

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    Shi, Zengliang; Duan, Yue; Zhu, Xingjun; Wang, Qiwei; Li, DongDong; Hu, Ke; Feng, Wei; Li, Fuyou; Xu, Chunxiang

    2018-03-01

    Lanthanide-doped up-conversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) provide a remote temperature sensing approach to monitoring biological microenvironments. In this research, the UCNPs of NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+@NaYF4:Yb3+, Nd3+ with hexagonal (β)-phase were synthesized and applied in cell temperature sensing as well as imaging after surface modification with meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid. In the core–shell UCNPs, Yb3+ ions were introduced as energy transfer media between sensitizers of Nd3+ and activators of Er3+ to improve Er3+emission and prevent their quenching behavior due to multiple energy levels of Nd3+. Under the excitations of 808 nm and 980 nm lasers, the NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+@NaYF4:Yb3+, Nd3+ nanoparticles exhibited an efficient green band with two emission peaks at 525 nm and 545 nm, respectively, which originated from the transitions of 2H11/2 → 4I15/2 and 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 for Er3+ ions. We demonstrate that an occurrence of good logarithmic linearity exists between the intensity ratio of these two emission peaks and the reciprocal of the inside or outside temperature of NIH-3T3 cells. A better thermal stability is proved through temperature-dependent spectra with a heating–cooling cycle. The obtained viability of NIH-3T3 cells is greater than 90% after incubations of about 12 and 24 (h), and they possess a lower cytotoxicity of UCNPs. This work provides a method for monitoring the cell temperature and its living state from multiple dimensions including temperature response, cell images and visual up-conversion fluorescent color.

  15. Probing new light force-mediators by isotope shift spectroscopy

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    Berengut, Julian C. [New South Wales Univ., Sydney, NSW (Australia). School of Physics; Budker, Dmitry [Mainz Univ. (Germany). Helmholtz-Inst. Mainz; California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Physics Dept.; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science Div.; Delaunay, Cedric [Savoie Mont Blanc Univ., Annecy-le-Vieux (France). Laboratoire d' Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Theorique LAPTh; and others

    2017-04-15

    In this Letter we explore the potential of probing new light force-carriers, with spin-independent couplings to the electron and the neutron, using precision isotope shift spectroscopy. We develop a formalism to interpret linear King plots as bounds on new physics with minimal theory inputs. We focus only on bounding the new physics contributions that can be calculated independently of the Standard Model nuclear effects. We apply our method to existing Ca{sup +} data and project its sensitivity to possibly existing new bosons using narrow transitions in other atoms and ions (specifically, Sr and Yb). Future measurements are expected to improve the relative precision by five orders of magnitude, and can potentially lead to an unprecedented sensitivity for bosons within the 10 keV to 10 MeV mass range.

  16. Probing new light force-mediators by isotope shift spectroscopy

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    Berengut, Julian C. [New South Wales U.; Budker, Dmitry [LBNL, NSD; Delaunay, Cédric [Annecy, LAPTH; Flambaum, Victor V. [New South Wales U.; Frugiuele, Claudia [Weizmann Inst.; Fuchs, Elina [Weizmann Inst.; Grojean, Christophe [Humboldt U., Berlin; Harnik, Roni [Fermilab; Ozeri, Roee [Weizmann Inst.; Perez, Gilad [Weizmann Inst.; Soreq, Yotam [MIT, Cambridge, CTP

    2017-04-17

    In this Letter we explore the potential of probing new light force-carriers, with spin-independent couplings to the electron and the neutron, using precision isotope shift spectroscopy. We develop a formalism to interpret linear King plots as bounds on new physics with minimal theory inputs. We focus only on bounding the new physics contributions that can be calculated independently of the Standard Model nuclear effects. We apply our method to existing Ca+ data and project its sensitivity to possibly existing new bosons using narrow transitions in other atoms and ions (specifically, Sr and Yb). Future measurements are expected to improve the relative precision by five orders of magnitude, and can potentially lead to an unprecedented sensitivity for bosons within the 10 keV to 10 MeV mass range.

  17. The contribution of valence unstable ytterbium states into kinetic properties of YbNi{sub 2-x}Ge{sub 2+x} and YbCu{sub 2-x}Si{sub 2+x}

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    Kuzhel, B.C. [Department of Physics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 50 Dragomanow Str., 79005, Lviv (Ukraine)]. E-mail: kuzhelb@org.lviv.net; Shcherba, I.D. [Department of Physics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 50 Dragomanow Str., 79005, Lviv (Ukraine); Institute of Techniques, Academy of Pedagogy, Podchorozych 2, 30-084, Krakow (Poland); Kravchenko, I.I. [Department of Physics, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118440, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)]. E-mail: kravch@phys.ufl.edu

    2006-11-30

    The intermetalic YbNi{sub 2-x}Ge{sub 2+x} (-0.25>=x>=0.25) and YbCu{sub 2-x}Si{sub 2+x} (-0.20>=x>=0.20) alloy systems (CeGa{sub 2}Al{sub 2} -type crystal structure) were studied by measuring X-ray absorption and diffraction at room temperatures as well as electrical resistivity and thermopower in the 4.2-300K temperature range. The temperature dependence of the contribution of valence unstable Yb ions to the total electrical resistance has been analyzed. The qualitative estimation of this contribution has been performed by utilizing the following equation:{delta}{rho}{sub Yb}(T)={rho}{sub exp}(T)-{rho}{sub YbCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}}(T)-{delta}{rho}{sub 4.2K},where {delta}{rho}{sub YbCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}}(T) is the temperature dependence of YbCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} electrical resistance, {delta}{rho}{sub 4.2}={rho}{sub 4.2}(exp)-{rho}{sub 4.2}(YbCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2})

  18. Facile synthesis of NaYF4:Yb, Ln/NaYF4:Yb core/shell upconversion nanoparticles via successive ion layer adsorption and one-pot reaction technique

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    Zeng, Q.; Xue, B.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, D.; Liu, X.; Tu, L.; Zhao, H.; Kong, X.; Zhang, H.

    2013-01-01

    The facile one-pot synthesis of NaYF4:Yb, Ln/NaYF4:Yb core/shell (CS) upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) was firstly developed through the successive ion layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique, which represents an attractive alternative to conventional synthesis utilizing the chloride of Ln

  19. Highly-efficient multi-watt Yb:CaLnAlO4 microchip lasers

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    Loiko, Pavel; Serres, Josep Maria; Mateos, Xavier; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun; Yumashev, Konstantin; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin; Aguiló, Magdalena; Díaz, Francesc; Major, Arkady

    2017-02-01

    Tetragonal rare-earth calcium aluminates, CaLnAlO4 where Ln = Gd or Y (CALGO and CALYO, respectively), are attractive laser crystal hosts due to their locally disordered structure and high thermal conductivity. In the present work, we report on highly-efficient power-scalable microchip lasers based on 8 at.% Yb:CALGO and 3 at.% Yb:CALYO crystals grown by the Czochralski method. Pumped by an InGaAs laser diode at 978 nm, the 6 mm-long Yb:CALGO microchip laser generated 7.79 W at 1057-1065 nm with a slope efficiency of η = 84% (with respect to the absorbed pump power) and an optical-to-optical efficiency of ηopt = 49%. The 3 mm-long Yb:CALYO microchip laser generated 5.06 W at 1048-1056 nm corresponding to η = 91% and ηopt = 32%. Both lasers produced linearly polarized output (σ- polarization) with an almost circular beam profile and beam quality factors M2 x,y <1.1. The output performance of the developed lasers was modeled yielding a loss coefficient as low as 0.004-0.007 cm-1. The results indicate that the Yb3+- doped calcium aluminates are very promising candidates for high-peak-power passively Q-switched microchip lasers.

  20. Bulk and surface electron transport in topological insulator candidate YbB{sub 6-δ}

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    Glushkov, Vladimir V.; Demishev, Sergey V.; Sluchanko, Nikolay E. [Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Vavilov str. 38, 119991, Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institutskii per. 9, 141700, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Bozhko, Alexey D.; Bogach, Alexey V.; Semeno, Alexey V.; Voronov, Valeriy V. [Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Vavilov str. 38, 119991, Moscow (Russian Federation); Dukhnenko, Anatoliy V.; Filipov, Volodimir B.; Shitsevalova, Natalya Yu. [Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science NAS, Krzhyzhanovsky str. 3, 03680, Kiev (Ukraine); Kondrin, Mikhail V. [Vereshchagin Institute of High Pressure Physics of RAS, 142190, Troitsk, Moscow (Russian Federation); Kuznetsov, Alexey V.; Sannikov, Ilia I. [National Research Nuclear University ' ' MEPhI' ' , Kashirskoe Shosse 31, 115409, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2016-04-15

    We report the study of transport and magnetic properties of the YbB{sub 6-δ}single crystals grown by inductive zone melting. A strong disparity in the low temperature resistivity, Seebeck and Hall coefficients is established for the samples with the different level of boron deficiency. The effective parameters of the charge transport in YbB{sub 6-δ} are shown to depend on the concentration of intrinsic defects, which is estimated to range from 0.09% to 0.6%. The pronounced variation of Hall mobility μ{sub H} found for bulk holes is induced by the decrease of transport relaxation time from τ ∼ 7.7 fs for YbB{sub 5.994} to τ ∼ 2.2 fs for YbB{sub 5.96}. An extra contribution to conductivity from electrons with μ{sub H}∼ -1000 cm{sup 2} V{sup -1} s{sup -1} and the very low concentration n /n{sub Yb}∼ 10{sup -6} discovered below 20 K for all the single crystals under investigation is suggested to arise from the surface electron states appeared in the inversion layer due to the band bending. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  1. Spatial characterization of laser induced Yb plasma in argon using optical emission spectroscopy: Pressure effect

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    Jazmati, A.K.; Alnama, K., E-mail: pscientific21@aec.org.sy; Alkhawwam, A.

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Laser induced Yb plasma at different pressure of Argon is spatially investigated. • O-TOF profiles and excitation temperature are used to characterize the plasma. • At 100 Pa of argon background gas, shock wave begins to be formed. • Drag force expansion describes the plasma propagation at pressures bigger than 1 Pa. • Two components of velocity distribution of the Yb atoms are estimated. - Abstract: Spatial and temporal behavior of laser induced Ytterbium plasma plume is studied using optical emission spectroscopy technique. A third harmonic Nd:YAG nanosecond laser was used to generate Yb plasma plume at different Argon background pressures (1, 10, 10{sup 2}, 10{sup 3} and 10{sup 4} Pa). The plasma dynamics was investigated based on the spatial behavior of the excitation temperature coupled with optical time of flight (O-TOF) profiles of neutral Yb emission line (555.65 nm) along the propagation axe of the plasma plume. Drag force model was appropriate to describe the propagation dynamics at all pressures except of the lowest one (1 Pa) where free expansion model is dominant. The velocity distribution of Yb I atoms were extracted using two terms of Shifted Maxwell–Boltzmann (SMB) distribution. The correlation between the spatial comportment of both excitation temperature and O-TOF profiles is discussed.

  2. Deviation from the Kadowaki-Woods relation in Yb-based intermediate-valence systems

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    Tsujii, N; Kosuge, K

    2003-01-01

    The T sup 2 -coefficient of the electrical resistivity, A, is compared with the electronic specific heat coefficient, gamma, for a number of Yb-based compounds. It is revealed that many systems, including YbCuAl, YbInCu sub 4 , YbAl sub 3 , and YbCu sub 5 , show A/gamma sup 2 values close to 0.4 x 10 sup - sup 6 mu OMEGA cm mol sup 2 K sup 2 mJ sup - sup 2 , which are remarkably small compared to those obtained from an expression known as the Kadowaki-Woods relation: A/gamma sup 2 = 1.0 x 10 sup - sup 5 mu OMEGA cm mol sup 2 K sup 2 mJ sup - sup 2. Empirically, the compounds with the smaller A/gamma sup 2 values appear to show weak intersite magnetic correlation and/or to have almost fully degenerate (J = 5/2 or 7/2) ground states.

  3. Treatment of Neuroblastoma with an Engineered "Obligate" Anaerobic Salmonella typhimurium Strain YB1.

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    Ning, Bo-Tao; Yu, Bin; Chan, Shing; Chan, Jian-Liang; Huang, Jian-Dong; Chan, Godfrey Chi-Fung

    2017-01-01

    Purpose Neuroblastoma is an embryonic solid tumor derived from the progenitors of the sympathetic nervous system. More than half of the patients developed metastatic disease at the time of initial diagnosis and had poor outcome with current therapeutic approaches. In recent years, some obligate and facultative anaerobic bacteria were reported to target the hypoxic and necrotic region of solid tumor models and caused tumor regression. We recently successfully constructed an "obligate" anaerobic Salmonella strain YB1 that was applied in breast cancer nude mice model by us. Here, we report the application of YB1 in neuroblastoma treatment. Methods The anti-cancer effect and side-effects of YB1 was examined in both in vitro and in vivo experiment. Previous established orthotopic neuroblastoma SCID/beige murine model using SK-NLP/luciferase cell line was adopted. ResultsIn vitro, YB1 induced apoptosis for up to 31.4% of the neuroblastoma cells under anaerobic condition, three times more than that under aerobic condition (10.9%). The expression of both Toll like Receptor 4 and 5 (TLR4 and TLR5) in cancer cells were significantly up-regulated (pnature of tumor core. Tumor growth was significantly retarded in YB1 treatment group (n=6, Pneuroblastoma. Future study can be extended to other common cancer types to verify the relative efficacy on different neoplastic cells.

  4. Synthesis and optoelectrical properties of ABO{sub 2} (A = Li, Na; B = Y, Yb)

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    Zhao Ying; Natsume, Yuuki; Sawaguchi, Naoya; Sasaki, Makoto, E-mail: sasaki@mmm.muroran-it.ac.jp [Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)

    2011-10-29

    The transparent electrically conductive composite materials ABO{sub 2} (A = Li, Na; B = Y, Yb) were synthesized under high temperature solid-state reactions from A{sub 2}O and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The synthesized compounds have been investigated by Rietveld analysis, giving the crystal (monoclinic, c12/c1, a = 611.6 pm) for LiYO2, (monoclinic, p121/c1, a = 999 pm) for NaYO{sub 2}, (trigonal, R3-bar m, a = 335.2 pm) for NaYbO{sub 2}, (tetragonal, I4{sub 1}/amd, a = 438.6 pm) for LiYbO{sub 2}. Optical properties of the four compounds were studied by UV-vis spectral measurements, results show each of the compounds has an optical band gap more than 3.3 eV which is the standard for transparent property. Electrical conductivities of the four compounds have been studied by two probe direct current electrical conductivity measurements. The results show with increasing heating temperature, an obvious increase in electrical conductivity was observed for each compound. Also, the crystal energy band structure of each compound has been studied by using density functional theory code CASTEP. The results show the solid-state compounds of NaYO{sub 2}, NaYbO{sub 2} and LiYbO{sub 2} are semiconductors with direct band gaps, LiYO{sub 2} is a semiconductor with an indirect band gap.

  5. Analysis of upconversion luminescence in germanate glass and optical fiber codoped with Yb3+/Tb3+.

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    Kochanowicz, M; Zmojda, J; Miluski, P; Sitarz, M; Pisarska, J; Pisarski, W A; Dorosz, D

    2016-03-20

    In this paper, upconversion (UC) luminescence processes in a GeO2-Ga2O3-BaO glass system codoped with 0.7Yb2O3/(0.07-0.7)Tb2O3 (mol.%) and double-clad optical fiber codoped with 0.7Yb2O3/0.7Tb2O3 (mol.%) were investigated. The highest emission intensity (energy transfer efficiency equals 12.92%) was obtained for 0.7Yb2O3/0.7Tb2O3 codoped glass. Comparative analysis showed significant differences in the shape of luminescence of fabricated germanate glass and optical fiber. Due to dominant transition from D45 sublevel the main green UC peak (Tb3+:  D45→F57) of fabricated double-clad optical fiber is shifted by 4 nm toward longer wavelengths.

  6. Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of YB2C2 under pressure

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    Yang, Yong; Hong, Tao

    2017-11-01

    The pressure dependence of structure, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of Yttrium diborocarbides (YB2C2) up to a maximum pressure of 70 GPa have been investigated systematically by the first-principles calculations. The calculated structure parameters are in a good agreement with the experimental data. The elastic constants were calculated, the results show that YB2C2 is mechanically stable throughout the pressure range covered. The polycrystalline elastic modulus, ductility and hardness are discussed in details. All of them gradually increase linearly with increasing pressure. Our calculations also show that YB2C2 will transition from brittleness to ductility around 52 GPa. Finally, the anisotropic behavior, the Debye temperature and melting temperature had been studied.

  7. Quadrupolar interactions in heavy fermion metal YbRh{sub 2}Si{sub 2}

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    Radwanski, R.J. [Institute of Physics, Pedagogical University, 30-084 Cracow (Poland) and Center of Solid State Physics, Snt Filip 5, 31-150 Cracow (Poland)]. E-mail: sfradwan@cyf-kr.edu.pl; Ropka, Z. [Center of Solid State Physics, Snt Filip 5, 31-150 Cracow (Poland)

    2005-04-30

    We describe the g tensor experimentally revealed by Sichelschmidt et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 156401), g{sub -}bar =3.561 and g{sub -}bar =0.17, at 5K by means of crystal field interactions of the 4f{sup 13} configuration of the Yb{sup 3+} ion of YbRh{sub 2}Si{sub 2} in a slightly orthorhombically distorted tetragonal crystal field. We have shown that the temperature dependence of the quadrupolar interactions Q(T) of the Yb nucleus will help to distinguish between {gamma}{sub 7} and {gamma}{sub 6} ground state. For the {gamma}{sub 7} ground state Q(T) is expected to exhibit an anomalous dependence.

  8. Dynamic properties of {sup 172}Yb{sup +} ion Coulomb crystals in Paul trap

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    Kuhlmann, Kristijan; Pyka, Karsten; Keller, Jonas; Meier, David-Marcel [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig (Germany). Quest-Inst.; Mehlstaeubler, Tanja E. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig (Germany). Quest-Inst.; Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig (Germany). Department of Time and Frequency

    2012-07-01

    Towards building an {sup 172}Yb{sup +}/{sup 115}In{sup +} optical clock yielding a frequency standard with a relative inaccuracy {Delta}v/v{proportional_to}10{sup -18}, we study the dynamic properties of {sup 172}Yb{sup +} ion Coulomb crystals in a linear Paul trap and the stability of linear ion chains close to the 'zigzag' phase transition. Furthermore, we present our new apparatus, the characterisation of our ion trap and results of micromotion measurements. In order to obtain large secular frequencies, a helical resonator with a loaded Q=640 has been developed. In our experimental setup with a background pressure of 1 . 10{sup -10} mbar, single ion life times of up to 33 h, linear chains of 50 ions and large 3D crystals have been realised. Also, using secular frequency measurements, decays in fluorescence of large laser cooled crystals were identified as YbOH{sup +} molecule formations.

  9. Multi-watt passively Q-switched Yb:YAB/Cr:YAG microchip lasers

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    Serres, Josep Maria; Loiko, Pavel; Mateos, Xavier; Liu, Junhai; Zhang, Huaijing; Yumashev, Konstantin; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin; Aguiló, Magdalena; Díaz, Francesc

    2017-02-01

    A trigonal 5.6 at.% Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 (Yb:YAB) crystal is employed in continuous-wave (CW) and passively Q-switched microchip lasers pumped by a diode at 978 nm. Using a 3 mm-thick, c-cut Yb:YAB crystal, which has a higher pump absorption efficiency, efficient CW microchip laser operation is demonstrated. This laser generated a maximum output power of 7.18 W at 1041-1044 nm with a slope efficiency η of 67% (with respect to the absorbed pump power) and an almost diffraction-limited beam, M2 x,y < 1.1. Inserting a Cr:YAG saturable absorber, stable passive Q-switching of the Yb:YAB microchip laser was obtained. The maximum average output power from the Yb:YAB/Cr:YAG laser reached 2.82 W at 1042 nm with η = 53% and a conversion efficiency with respect to the CW mode of 65% (when using a 0.7 mm-thick Cr:YAG). The latter corresponded to a pulse duration and energy of 7.1 ns / 47 μJ at a pulse repetition rate (PRR) of 60 kHz. Using a 1.3 mm-thick Cr:YAG, 2.02 W were achieved at 1041 nm corresponding to η = 38%. The pulse characteristics were 4.9 ns / 83 μJ at PRR = 24.3 kHz and the maximum peak power reached 17 kW. Yb:YAB crystals are very promising for compact sub-ns power-scalable microchip lasers.

  10. Structural characterization and EXAFS wavelet analysis of Yb doped ZnO by wet chemistry route

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    Otal, Eugenio H., E-mail: eugenio.otal@citedef.gob.ar [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, FRSC-UTN, Av. Inmigrantes 555, Río Gallegos 9400 (Argentina); Sileo, Elsa [INQUIMAE, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Aguirre, Myriam H. [Dept. of Physics Condensed Matter, University of Zaragoza (Spain); Laboratory of Advanced Microscopy (LMA), Institute of Nanoscience of Aragón (INA), University of Zaragoza (Spain); Fabregas, Ismael O. [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Kim, Manuela [Division of Porous Materials, UNIDEF, CITEDEF, CONICET, S.J.B de la Salle 4397, Villa Martelli (B1603ALO), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, FRSC-UTN, Av. Inmigrantes 555, Río Gallegos 9400 (Argentina)

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide doping. • Optical and electrical properties of ZnO are influenced by lanthanide positioning. • Yb is incorporated in the O{sub h} sites of the wurtzite structure. • There is not Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} clustering or segregation for treatments below 800 °C. - Abstract: Lanthanide doped ZnO are interesting materials for optical and electrical applications. The wide band gap of this semiconductor makes it transparent in the visible range (E{sub gap} = 3.2 eV), allowing a sharp emission from intra shell transition from the lanthanides. From the electrical side, ZnO is a widely used material in varistors and its electrical properties can be tailored by the inclusion of lanthanides. Both applications are influenced by the location of the lanthanides, grain boundaries or lattice inclusion. Yb doped ZnO samples obtained by wet chemistry route were annealed at different temperatures and characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Rietveld refinement of XRD data, and X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS). These techniques allowed to follow the changes occurred in the matrix and the Yb environment. The use of the Cauchy continuous wavelet transform allowed identifying a second coordination shell composed of Zn atoms, supporting the observations from XRD Rietveld refinement and XAFS fittings. The information obtained confirmed the incorporation of Yb in O{sub h} sites of the wurtzite structure without Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} clustering in the lattice.

  11. Magnetoresistivity of YbCo{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} at low temperature

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    Saiga, Yuta; Matsubayashi, Kazuyuki; Matsumoto, Takehiko; Uwatoko, Yoshiya [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Fujiwara, Tetsuya [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753-8512 (Japan); Kosaka, Masashi; Katano, Susumu, E-mail: y-saiga@issp.u-tokyo.ac.j [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan)

    2009-03-01

    We have studied the electrical resistivity of YbCo{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} under magnetic field up to 18 T. With applying magnetic field, the contribution of the Kondo interaction to the electrical resistivity is suppressed and the Fermi liquid regime is extended to higher temperature range. Both the T{sup 2} coefficient of the electrical resistivity A and the residual resistivity rho{sub 0} strongly decrease in magnetic field. From the magnetic variation of the resistivity, it has been found that YbCo{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} is classified as a heavy fermion system with small Kondo temperature of approx 1.0K.

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

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

    2016-05-01

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

  13. Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb: GSO laser generating 72 fs pulses

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    Tian, Wenlong; Wang, Zhaohua; Zhu, Jiangfeng; Zheng, Lihe; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun; Wei, Zhiyi

    2016-05-01

    The generation of 72 fs hyperbolic secant pulses centered at 1050 nm with 17.8 nm bandwidth from a diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb: GSO laser is demonstrated. With the help of a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror, stable mode-locking with an average output power of 85 mW at a repetition rate of 113 MHz is realized. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of Kerr-lens mode-locking in Yb: GSO laser.

  14. Zig-zag active-mirror laser with cryogenic Yb3+:YAG/YAG composite ceramics.

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    Furuse, Hiroaki; Kawanaka, Junji; Miyanaga, Noriaki; Saiki, Taku; Imasaki, Kazuo; Fujita, Masayuki; Takeshita, Kenji; Ishii, Shinya; Izawa, Yasukazu

    2011-01-31

    We report on a novel amplifier configuration concept for a 10 kW laser system using a zig-zag optical path based on a cryogenic Yb:YAG Total-Reflection Active-Mirror (TRAM) laser. The laser material is a compact composite ceramic, in which three Yb:YAG TRAMs are combined in series to increase the output power. Output powers of up to 214 W with a slope efficiency of 63% have been demonstrated for CW operation, even at a quite low pump intensity of less than 170 W/cm2. Further scaling could achieve output powers of more than 10 kW.

  15. Discovery of the Indium Isotopes

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    Amos, S

    2010-01-01

    Thirty-eight indium isotopes (A = 98-135) have so far been observed; the discovery of these isotopes is discussed. For each isotope a brief summary of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

  16. Direct comparison of Yb3+:CaF2 and heavily doped Yb3+:YLF as laser media at room temperature.

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    Pirri, Angela; Alderighi, Daniele; Toci, Guido; Vannini, Matteo; Nikl, Martin; Sato, Hiroki

    2009-09-28

    We report an extensive comparison of the laser performances of diode-pumped Yb(3+):YLF (30% at.) and Yb(3+):CaF(2) (5% at.) crystals, lasing at room-temperature and operating in two different operation mode, i.e. Continuous Wave (CW) and quasi-CW. An in-depth investigation of the crystals behavior by changing the pump power, clearly shows the crystal absorption depends on the lasing conditions. Therefore, we report an unambiguous definition of the slope efficiency calculated taken into account the real measured crystal absorption under laser action. Finally, we present a study of problems related to thermally induced losses which are expected influencing the laser performance.

  17. Microscopic evidence for significant ionic disorder in the Yb sup 3 sup + -chain in Yb sub 4 (As sub 1 sub - sub x P sub x) sub 3 : sup 3 sup 1 P NMR studies

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    Tanida, H; Aoki, H; Ochiai, A

    2003-01-01

    We report unambiguous microscopic evidence from sup 3 sup 1 P NMR under H sub e sub x sub t approx = 7.3 T for significant ionic disorder in the Yb sup 3 sup + chain in Yb sub 4 (As sub 1 sub - sub x P sub x) sub 3 (x=0.05 and 0.40), which have similar characteristic chi(T) and C sub p (T, H sub e sub x sub t) behavior to the antiferromagnetic quantum spin chain (AFQSC) system Yb sub 4 As sub 3. Our conclusion is based on the observations only below the charge-ordering transition at T sub 0 approx = 292 K of clear structures in the spectrum, which can be fitted well by the superpositions of almost equally spaced five Gaussian components. Since perfect ordering of Yb sup 3 sup + in the chain sites would lead to a single-line spectrum also below T sub 0 , the structures should be ascribed to significant ionic disorder in the Yb sup 3 sup + chain and resulting distribution of local configurations of Yb sup 3 sup + in the eight nearest-neighboring Yb sites around sup 3 sup 1 P. Quantitative comparisons with a sim...

  18. Y-box-binding protein-1 (YB-1) promotes cell proliferation, adhesion and drug resistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

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    Miao, Xiaobing; Wu, Yaxun; Wang, Yuchan; Zhu, Xinghua; Yin, Haibing; He, Yunhua; Li, Chunsun; Liu, Yushan; Lu, Xiaoyun; Chen, Yali; Shen, Rong; Xu, Xiaohong; He, Song

    2016-08-15

    YB-1 is a multifunctional protein, which has been shown to correlate with resistance to treatment of various tumor types. This study investigated the expression and biologic function of YB-1 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Immunohistochemical analysis showed that the expression statuses of YB-1 and pYB-1(S102) were reversely correlated with the clinical outcomes of DLBCL patients. In addition, we found that YB-1 could promote the proliferation of DLBCL cells by accelerating the G1/S transition. Ectopic expression of YB-1 could markedly increase the expression of cell cycle regulators cyclin D1 and cyclin E. Furthermore, we found that adhesion of DLBCL cells to fibronectin (FN) could increase YB-1 phosphorylation at Ser102 and pYB-1(S102) nuclear translocation. In addition, overexpression of YB-1 could increase the adhesion of DLBCL cells to FN. Intriguingly, we found that YB-1 overexpression could confer drug resistance through cell-adhesion dependent and independent mechanisms in DLBCL. Silencing of YB-1 could sensitize DLBCL cells to mitoxantrone and overcome cell adhesion-mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR) phenotype in an AKT-dependent manner. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. SHELL ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY

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    Valley. Although fossil specimens of this subspecies have been used in palaeoclimatic reconstruction, there have been no previous reports of living examples. Here We describe the local habitat, climate and some aspects of ecology and isotopic variation within the snail shell. If isotope data can be obtained for fossil shells, ...

  20. ICT: isotope correction toolbox.

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    Jungreuthmayer, Christian; Neubauer, Stefan; Mairinger, Teresa; Zanghellini, Jürgen; Hann, Stephan

    2016-01-01

    Isotope tracer experiments are an invaluable technique to analyze and study the metabolism of biological systems. However, isotope labeling experiments are often affected by naturally abundant isotopes especially in cases where mass spectrometric methods make use of derivatization. The correction of these additive interferences--in particular for complex isotopic systems--is numerically challenging and still an emerging field of research. When positional information is generated via collision-induced dissociation, even more complex calculations for isotopic interference correction are necessary. So far, no freely available tools can handle tandem mass spectrometry data. We present isotope correction toolbox, a program that corrects tandem mass isotopomer data from tandem mass spectrometry experiments. Isotope correction toolbox is written in the multi-platform programming language Perl and, therefore, can be used on all commonly available computer platforms. Source code and documentation can be freely obtained under the Artistic License or the GNU General Public License from: https://github.com/jungreuc/isotope_correction_toolbox/ {christian.jungreuthmayer@boku.ac.at,juergen.zanghellini@boku.ac.at} Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  1. Determination of levitation force and pinning properties of (Sm123){sub 1-x}(Yb211){sub x} bulk superconductor depending on Yb211 doping ratio

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    Ozturk, K. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon (Turkey); Celik, S. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rize University, 53100 Rize (Turkey); Cansiz, A. [Electrical Electronics Engineering Department, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)

    2009-11-15

    The vertical force density curves of (Sm123){sub 1-x}(Yb211){sub x} high temperature superconductor (HTS) samples prepared by a melt-powder-melt-growth technique were measured during vertical and lateral traverses in zero field cooling (ZFC) regime for various doping levels (x). It was determined that the maximum vertical force density of the samples increases when the doping level increases and after certain level of the doping the force saturates. The pinning properties, which create attractive force, were enhanced up to a certain Yb211 doping level by introducing locally suppressed superconducting regions. These results indicate that the optimization fabrication conditions and Yb211 doping level should be further investigated for larger dimensional samples to enhance technological applicability. The frozen image model was used to predict the experimentally measured levitation force between a permanent magnet (PM) and the superconductor samples. Various configurations of the PM/HTS force interaction were tested according to the magnet and superconductor size. The doped HTS samples do not show very strong diamagnetic behavior as the frozen image model predicts. The levitation force behavior regarding the dimensions of the PM and HTS indicates an illustration how the diamagnetic behavior of the superconductor transforms into the flux pinning. (Abstract Copyright [2009], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  2. Strong valence fluctuation in the quantum critical heavy fermion superconductor β-YbAlB4: a hard x-ray photoemission study.

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    Okawa, M; Matsunami, M; Ishizaka, K; Eguchi, R; Taguchi, M; Chainani, A; Takata, Y; Yabashi, M; Tamasaku, K; Nishino, Y; Ishikawa, T; Kuga, K; Horie, N; Nakatsuji, S; Shin, S

    2010-06-18

    Electronic structures of the quantum critical superconductor β-YbAlB4 and its polymorph α-YbAlB4 are investigated by using bulk-sensitive hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. From the Yb 3d core level spectra, the values of the Yb valence are estimated to be ∼2.73 and ∼2.75 for α- and β-YbAlB4, respectively, thus providing clear evidence for valence fluctuations. The valence band spectra of these compounds also show Yb2+ peaks at the Fermi level. These observations establish an unambiguous case of a strong mixed valence at quantum criticality for the first time among heavy fermion systems, calling for a novel scheme for a quantum critical model beyond the conventional Doniach picture in β-YbAlB4.

  3. Garnet effect on Nd-Hf isotope decoupling: Evidence from the Jinfosi batholith, Northern Tibetan Plateau

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    Huang, Hui; Niu, Yaoling; Mo, Xuanxue

    2017-03-01

    The initial Nd and Hf isotope ratios of a 420 Ma post-collisional dioritic-granitic batholith from the Northern Tibetan plateau define a negative trend above and orthogonal to the ԐHf(t)-ԐNd(t) terrestrial array. This uncommon trend offers an insight into the origin of the puzzling Nd-Hf isotope decoupling in the crustal rocks. On this trend, samples depleted in heavy rare earth elements (HREEs, i.e., [Dy/Yb]N ≫ 1) deviate most from the terrestrial array whereas samples with flat HREEs (i.e., [Dy/Yb]N ≥ 1) deviate less or plot within the terrestrial array, pointing to the controlling effect of garnet in the magma source. Ancient garnet-bearing residues after melt extraction will have elevated Lu/Hf ratios and can evolve with time to produce high ԐHf(t) at a low ԐNd(t) value. Mixing of melts derived from such source lithologies (high Lu/Hf) with melts possessing a within-terrestrial array Nd-Hf isotopic composition (low Lu/Hf) best explains the observed trend orthogonal to the terrestrial array. The samples from the Jinfosi batholith with the most decoupled Nd-Hf isotope compositions require a larger degree (> 40%) and ancient (i.e., ≥ 1.8 Gyr) previous melt extraction from their source. It follows that the ancient melts with depleted HREEs complementary to those garnet-bearing residues should have low ԐHf values and plot below the terrestrial array, which is indeed shown by some Archean/Paleoproterozic TTGs.

  4. Spectroscopy and laser operation of Indium-modified Yb:KLuW: a promising crystal for femtosecond lasers

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    Mateos, Xavier; Serres, Josep Maria; Loiko, Pavel; Yumashev, Konstantin; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin; Aguiló, Magdalena; Díaz, Francesc

    2017-02-01

    We report on the growth, spectroscopic and laser characterization of a novel monoclinic laser crystal, 3.5 at.% Yb, 5.5 at.% In:KLu(WO4)2 (Yb,In:KLuW). Single-crystals of high optical quality are grown by the TSSG method. The absorption, stimulated-emission and gain cross-sections are determined for this material at room temperature with polarized light. The maximum σabs is 9.9×10-20 cm2 at 980.8 nm for light polarization E || Nm. The radiative lifetime of Yb3+ in Yb,In:KLuW is 237+/-5 μs. The stimulated-emission cross-sections are σSE(m) = 2.4×10-20 cm2 at 1022.4 nm and σSE(p) = 1.3×10-20 cm2 at 1039.1 nm corresponding to an emission bandwidth of >30 nm and >35 nm, respectively. A diode-pumped Ng-cut Yb,In:KLuW microchip laser generates 4.11 W at 1047-1052 nm with a slope efficiency of 78%. Passive Q-switching of a Yb,In:KLuW laser is also demonstrated. The Yb,In:KLuW crystal seems very promising for sub-100 fs mode-locked lasers.

  5. Effect of Yb(3+) on the Crystal Structural Modification and Photoluminescence Properties of GGAG:Ce(3+).

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    Luo, Zhao-Hua; Liu, Yong-Fu; Zhang, Chang-Hua; Zhang, Jian-Xin; Qin, Hai-Ming; Jiang, Hao-Chuan; Jiang, Jun

    2016-03-21

    Gadolinium gallium aluminum garnet (GGAG) is a very promising host for the highly efficient luminescence of Ce(3+) and shows potential in radiation detection applications. However, the thermodynamically metastable structure would be slanted against it from getting high transparency. To stabilize the crystal structure of GGAG, Yb(3+) ions were codoped at the Gd(3+) site. It is found that the decomposition of garnet was suppressed and the transparency of GGAG ceramic was evidently improved. Moreover, the photoluminescence of GGAG:Ce(3+),xYb(3+) with different Yb(3+) contents has been investigated. When the Ce(3+) ions were excited under 475 nm, a typical near-infrared region emission of Yb(3+) ions can be observed, where silicon solar cells have the strongest absorption. Basing on the lifetimes of Ce(3+) ions in the GGAG:Ce(3+),xYb(3+) sample, the transfer efficiency from Ce(3+) to Yb(3+) and the theoretical internal quantum efficiency can be calculated and reach up to 86% and 186%, respectively. This would make GGAG:Ce(3+),Yb(3+) a potential attractive downconversion candidate for improving the energy conversion efficiency of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells.

  6. Lactobacillus kunkeei YB38 from honeybee products enhances IgA production in healthy adults.

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    Asama, T; Arima, T-H; Gomi, T; Keishi, T; Tani, H; Kimura, Y; Tatefuji, T; Hashimoto, K

    2015-09-01

    To identify lactic acid bacterial isolates, which promote immunoglobulin A (IgA) production in honeybee products and honeybees (Apis mellifera). Pyrosequencing analysis of the microbiota of honeybee products and honeybees revealed the predominance of Lactobacillus kunkeei in honey, bee pollen, bee bread and royal jelly. Lactobacillus kunkeei was isolated from bee pollen, bee bread and honey stomach, and its effect on IgA production was evaluated in vitro. Heat-killed YB38 and YB83 isolates from bee pollen promoted IgA production in mouse Peyer's Patch cells and had little mitogenic activity or effect on IL-2 production in mouse spleen cells in comparison with Listeria monocytogenes, which does exhibit mitogen activity. A pilot study in 11 healthy adults showed that 4-week intake of 1000 mg day(-1) heat-killed YB38 increased secretory IgA (SIgA) concentrations and secretion in saliva with no adverse effects. Heat-killed Lact. kunkeei YB38 from bee pollen increases IgA production and may safely improve immune responsiveness. This is the first report of microbiota analysis of royal jelly and the immune efficacy of Lact. kunkeei from honeybee products in humans. © 2015 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  7. High efficiency laser action in mildly doped Yb:LuYAG ceramics

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    Pirri, A.; Toci, G.; Li, J.; Xie, T.; Pan, Y.; Babin, Vladimir; Beitlerová, Alena; Nikl, Martin; Vannini, M.

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 73, Nov (2017), s. 312-318 ISSN 0925-3467 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : laser ceramics * Yb laser * mixed garnets * LuYAG Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.238, year: 2016

  8. Optical bistability in Er-Yb codoped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature

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    Warda, Jonathan M.; O'Shea, Danny G.; Shortt, Brian J.; Chormaic, Sile Nic

    2007-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate optical bistability in Er(3+)-Yb(3+) phosphate glass microspheres at 295 K. Bistability is associated with both Er(3+) fluorescence and lasing behavior, and chromatic switching. The chromatic switching results from an intrinsic mechanism exploiting the thermal coupling

  9. Optical and magnetic properties of Yb ion-doped cobalt-based ZnO ...

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    Abstract. Well-crystalline structured ZnO nanoparticles with cobalt (Co) and ytterbium (Yb) multiple ions doping were successfully synthesized by the chemical precipitation technique. The structures, optical and magnetic properties of the samples were analysed with X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV–visible spectroscopy and.

  10. Spectroscopy of Yb-doped tungsten-tellurite glass and assessment of its lasing properties

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    Merzliakov, M. A.; Kouhar, V. V.; Malashkevich, G. E.; Pestryakov, E. V.

    2018-01-01

    Glasses of the TeO2-WO3-Yb2O3 system are synthesized for wide range of Yb3+ concentrations of up to 6.0 × 1021 ions/cm3. The spectral-luminescent properties of lightly doped samples are investigated at room temperature and at the boiling point of liquid nitrogen. The energies of the Stark levels of the ground and excited states of Yb3+ ions incorporated into tungsten-tellurite glass are determined by analyzing the low-temperature spectra. The absorption, emission, and gain cross section spectra are obtained. The excess of the measured fluorescence decay time over the radiative lifetime ∼0.3 ms derived from the absorption spectra is attributed to the reabsorption effect in bulk samples. Measurements of lightly doped glass powder in the immersion liquid are made to reduce the effect of reabsorption. The fluorescence decay time of the powder is very close to the calculated radiative lifetime. Compared with phosphate, silicate, and other Yb3+-doped glasses, the tungsten-tellurite glass has a promising potential as a gain medium for lasers and amplifiers.

  11. Linear polarization Yb3+-doped fiber laser with novel innerclad structures

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    Martinez-Pinon, F.; Alvarez-Chavez, J.A.; Jaramillo Vigueras, D.; de la Cruz-May, L.; Offerhaus, Herman L.

    2008-01-01

    Results on high radiance Yb3+-doped fiber lasers with novel double innerclad structures (double-D clad and four hole) and polarized output at ≈1090 nm are presented. We have demonstrated >40% of the total output power being polarized, making the fiber laser suitable for LIDAR and second-harmonic

  12. High-power Yb- and Tm-doped double tungstate channel waveguide lasers

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    van Dalfsen, Koop; Geskus, D.; Ay, F.; Worhoff, Kerstin; Aravazhi, S.; Pollnau, Markus

    KY1-x-yGdxLuy(WO4)2 channel waveguide lasers demonstrated 650 mW output power and 72% slope efficiency at 981 nm for Yb3+ doping. For Tm3+ doping, 149 mW output power and 31.5% slope efficiency at 1846 nm were obtained.

  13. Tape casting fabrication and properties of planar waveguide YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG transparent ceramics

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    Zhao, Yu; Liu, Qiang; Ge, Lin; Wang, Chao; Li, Wenxue; Yang, Chao; Wang, Juntao; Yuan, Lei; Xie, Tengfei; Kou, Huamin; Pan, Yubai; Gao, Qingsong; Bo, Yong; Peng, Qinjun; Xu, Zuyan; Li, Jiang

    2017-07-01

    Highly transparent YAG/10at.%Yb:YAG/YAG planar waveguide ceramics were fabricated by the non-aqueous tape casting and solid-state reactive sintering technology. The tapes are relatively homogeneous and the green body shows a dense structure without distinct interfaces after the treatment of debinding and cold isostatic pressing. YAG/10at.%Yb:YAG/YAG ceramics with almost full dense structure were obtained by vacuum-sintering at 1760 °C for 30 h. For the mirror-polished sample with the thickness of 3.5 mm, the In-line transmittance was measured to be 83.6% at the visual wavelength of 400 nm. The diffusion distance of the Yb3+ ions was about 215 μm along the thickness direction of the ceramics. In the lasing experiments, the YAG/10at.%Yb:YAG/YAG planar waveguide ceramics were end-pumped by a 976 nm semiconductor diode laser and enabled efficient continuous-wave lasers, which resulted in a maximum output power of 1.6 W and a slope efficiency of 34.4% at 1030 nm.

  14. High-power Yb-doped continuous-wave and pulsed fibre lasers

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    2014-01-05

    Jan 5, 2014 ... This mirror along with the other cleaved end of the Yb-doped fibre provid- ing 4% Fresnel reflection act as resonator mirrors. Another dichroic mirror with HT at. 975 nm and HR in a broadband from 1040 to 1100 nm at 25. ◦ angle of incidence has been placed between the two lenses to take out the laser ...

  15. Near-infrared quantum cutting in Yb3+ ion doped strontium vanadate

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    Sawala, N. S.; Bajaj, N. S.; Omanwar, S. K.

    2016-05-01

    The materials Sr3-x(VO4)2:xYb were successfully synthesized by co-precipitation method varying the concentration of Yb3+ ions from 0 to 0.06 mol. It was characterize by powder X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and surface morphology was studied by scanning electronic microscope (SEM). The photoluminescence (PL) properties were studied by spectrophotometers in near infra red (NIR) and ultra violet visible (UV-VIS) region. The Yb3+ ion doped tristrontium vanadate (Sr3(VO4)2) phosphors that can convert a photon of UV region (349 nm) into photons of NIR region (978, 996 and 1026 nm). Hence this phosphor could be used as a quantum cutting (QC) luminescent convertor in front of crystalline silicon solar cell (c-Si) panels to reduce thermalization loss due to spectral mismatch of the solar cells. The theoretical value of quantum efficiency (QE) was calculated from steady time decay measurement and the maximum efficiency approached up to 144.43%. The Sr(3-x) (VO4)2:xYb can be potentiality used for betterment of photovoltaic (PV) technology.

  16. Superconductivity at 31⋅3 K in Yb-doped La(O/F)FeAs ...

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    43. *For correspondence. Superconductivity at 31⋅3 K in Yb-doped La(O/F)FeAs superconductors. J PRAKASH a. , S J SINGH b. , S PATNAIK b and A K GANGULI a,. * a. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 110 016 b. School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 ...

  17. Yb and Er co-doped Y2Ce2O7 nanoparticles: synthesis and ...

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    Two photon processes were mainly responsible for green and red upconversion emissions. Keywords. Nanoparticles; Yb3+ and Er3+; Y2Ce2O7; upconversion emissions. 1. Introduction. Upconversion is an anti-Stokes process where low energy photon is converted to higher energy photon. During the past decades ...

  18. Sorption and desorption of Eu and Yb on alumina: mechanisms and effect of fulvic acid

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    Wang Xiangke; Dong Wenming; Dai Xiongxin; Wang Aixia; Du Jinzhou; Tao Zuyi E-mail: dongwm@lzu.edu.cn

    2000-02-01

    The effects of pH, ionic strength and FA (fulvic acid) on the sorption and desorption of Eu(III) and Yb(III) on alumina were respectively investigated by using batch technique and radiotracers {sup 152+154}Eu and {sup 169}Yb. The distribution coefficients for sorption and desorption of Eu on alumina at pH 4.4, 4.6 and 5.7 in 1 mol/l NaCl solutions as a function of solid phase concentration were determined in the presence or absence of FA. The effects of pH, FA and ionic strength on the distribution coefficients for sorption and desorption of Yb on alumina were determined in 0.01-2.0 mol/l NaNO{sub 3}. It was found that pH and FA influenced the sorption of Eu(III) and Yb(III) on alumina greatly. A surface hydrolysis model can satisfactorily and qualitatively explain the observations on bare alumina. The competition among the complexations of surface free hydroxyl groups, soluble and sorbed fulvic acids can satisfactorily and qualitatively explain the observations on the coated alumina.

  19. High-efficiency diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:YAG ceramic laser

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    Zhou, Binbin; Wei, Z.Y.; Zou, Y.W.

    2010-01-01

    A highly efficient diode-end-pumped femtosecond Yb:yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) ceramic laser was demonstrated. Pumped by a 968 nm fiber-coupled diode laser, 1.9 W mode-locked output power at a repetition rate of 64.27 MHz was obtained with 3.5 W absorbed pump power, corresponding to a slope...

  20. Blue cooperative emission in Yb3+ - doped GeO2 - PbO glasses

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    Del Cacho Vanessa Duarte

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigation of the blue cooperative luminescence in a binary composition of GeO2-PbO glasses with different Yb3+ concentrations is reported. High refractive index (1.96 and large transmission window (0.4 up to 5.0 µm are characteristics of this vitreous system. Luminescence and lifetime measurements in the visible and near infrared regions were performed to investigate the spectroscopic characteristics of the glasses. Visible emission around 507 nm was detected in all samples. The visible emission intensity increases with the Yb2O3 content at least up to 2.0 wt. (%, that represents the maximum Yb2O3 concentration possible for this glass system. The visible lifetimes are about half of their respective near infrared ones, and the blue luminescence comes from a cooperative process. A rate equation was used to describe the behavior of the cooperative emission intensity as a function of Yb2O3 concentration; a good agreement with the calculated and measured cooperative luminescence was achieved.

  1. Yb-doped Gd2O2CO3: Structure, microstructure, thermal and magnetic behaviour

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    Artini, Cristina; Locardi, Federico; Pani, Marcella; Nelli, Ilaria; Caglieris, Federico; Masini, Roberto; Plaisier, Jasper Rikkert; Costa, Giorgio Andrea

    2017-04-01

    Structural and microstructural features, as well as thermal and magnetic properties of Yb-doped Gd2O2CO3, were investigated with the aim to clarify the location and the oxidation state of Yb within the structure, and its role in driving the extent of the (Gd1-xYbx)2O2CO3 solid solution. Yb is found in the 3+ oxidation state and it enters the structure only at the rare earth atomic site; the solubility limit results to be located in the close vicinity of x=0.25, and thermal analyses reveal a linear decrease of the decomposition temperature with increasing the Yb amount, in agreement with literature data. The structural analysis allows to exclude long-range clusterization of Yb and Gd, since both rare earths randomly distribute over the 4f atomic position, but relying on the results of the microstructural analysis, the presence of compositional inhomogenities at the local scale cannot be excluded. Not all the structural forms are documented for the pure rare earth dioxycarbonates [1]; in particular, while form I exists for each lanthanide ion, form II is stable only for the largest ones (from La to Dy); moreover, even if II-Ho2O2CO3 (rHo3+ CN8=1.015 Å [6]) is not reported to be stable, the existence of II-Y2O2CO3 (rY3+ CN8=1.019 Å [6]) has been claimed [7]. Based on the described evidence, the stability of hexagonal Yb-doped Gd2O2CO3 is not expected along the whole compositional range. As a general remark, not all the rare earth mixed dioxycarbonates exist: (Ce, Gd)2O2CO3, for instance, could not be obtained at any composition [8]; moreover, all the structural forms can be observed only in some mixed systems, such as for example (Gd, Nd)2O2CO3, by varying temperature and tuning the composition [9]. Rare earth dioxycarbonates are studied mainly for their CO2 sensing properties [10,11], and for their emission when properly doped with a luminescent lanthanide ion [12-17]. Recently, a study of this research group [18] revealed in Gd2O2CO3:4% Yb a phenomenon of

  2. Optical and magnetic properties of Yb ion-doped cobalt-based ZnO ...

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    Well-crystalline structured ZnO nanoparticles with cobalt (Co) and ytterbium (Yb) multiple ions doping were successfully synthesized by the chemical precipitation technique. The structures, optical and magnetic properties of the samples were analysed with X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV–visible spectroscopy and magnetic ...

  3. Photoluminescence properties of Mn2+/Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glasses for solar cells application

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    Yan, Ying; Chen, Zeng; Jia, Xiyang; Li, Shengjun

    2018-01-01

    Mn2+/Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glasses were facilely synthesized in the SiO2-Al2O3-Na2O-CaF2 system. Partial crystallization processed during the preparation of the glasses, by which small amounts of CaF2 nano-crystals were formed. Under ultraviolet and blue (370-500 nm) light excitation, an efficient down-conversion involving the emission of near-infrared is realized in the Mn2+/Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glasses. The near-infrared emission peaks mainly at 976 nm and secondarily at 1020 nm, which is a comfortable match with the band gap of c-Si. The variation in visible and near-infrared spectra and the decay curves of Mn2+:4T1 → 6A1 emission have been investigated to verify the possible energy transfer from Mn2+ ions to Yb3+ ions. On analyzing the energy transfer processes theoretically and experimentally, we propose that quantum cutting and down-shifting processes may occur simultaneously in the samples. We suggest that the Mn2+-Yb3+ co-doped materials can provide a novel direction to realize UV-Vis to NIR down-conversion for Si solar cells.

  4. Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system

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    Adhimoolam, B.; Lindsay, I.D.; Lee, Christopher James; Gross, P.; Boller, Klaus J.; Klein, M.E.

    2006-01-01

    We describe a continuous-wave master-oscillator power-amplifier system based on a distributed Bragg reflection diode laser and an Yb doped fiber amplifier. The observed optical spectrum of the amplified seed source can be tailored to arbitrary shapes and widths between 30 MHz and greater than 1 GHz

  5. Unusual antiferromagnetic structure of YbCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2}

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    Mufti, N. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden (Germany); Department of Physics, State University of Malang, Malang (Indonesia); Kaneko, K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden (Germany); Quantum Beam Science Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai (Japan); Hoser, A. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie, Berlin (Germany); Gutmann, M. [ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot (United Kingdom); Geibel, C.; Stockert, O. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden (Germany); Krellner, C. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden (Germany); Physikalisches Institut, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Frankfurt (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    We report on extensive powder and single crystal neutron diffraction experiments to study the magnetic structure in YbCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2} below the Neel temperature T{sub N} = 1.7 K in detail. Representation analysis has been used to find the possible magnetic structure models compatible with the experiments. Two different magnetically ordered phases can clearly be distinguished. At lowest temperatures a commensurate magnetic structure with a propagation vector k{sub 1} = (0.25 0.25 1) and equal moments or about 1.4 μ{sub B}/Yb is found, while the intermediate phase (T > 0.9 K) is characterized by an incommensurate amplitude-modulated magnetic structure with k{sub 2} = (0.25 0.086 1). The magnetic structure in YbCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2} is in stark contrast to all other compounds of the RCo{sub 2}Si{sub 2} family (R = rare earth element) likely due to some itineracy of the Yb 4f states being responsible for the magnetism.

  6. Pramoginių orientacinių varžybų organizavimo poreikis Lietuvos liaudies buities muziejuje

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    Morkūnaitė, Rūta

    2013-01-01

    Darbo objektas: pramoginių orientacinių varžybų organizavimo poreikis Lietuvos liaudies buities muziejuje. Darbo tikslas: nustatyti pramoginių orientacinių varžybų organizavimo poreikį Lietuvos liaudies buities muziejuje. Darbo uždaviniai: 1. Pateikti renginių organizavimo sampratą ir klasifikavimą; 2. Apibrėžti sportinių renginių organizavimo ypatumus; 3. Atskleisti pramoginių orientacinių varžybų organizavimo ir formavimo etapus; 4. Ištirti ir įvertinti pramoginių or...

  7. Hyper-O-GlcNAcylation of YB-1 affects Ser102 phosphorylation and promotes cell proliferation in hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Liu, Qingqing [Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Inflammation and Molecular Drug Target, Nantong University, 19 Qi-xiu Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Tao, Tao [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Inflammation and Molecular Drug Target, Nantong University, 19 Qi-xiu Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Liu, Fang [Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Ni, Runzhou [Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Lu, Cuihua, E-mail: lch1516@yeah.net [Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Shen, Aiguo, E-mail: shag@ntu.edu.cn [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Inflammation and Molecular Drug Target, Nantong University, 19 Qi-xiu Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China); Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province (China)

    2016-12-10

    As an essential post-translational modification, O-GlcNAcylation has been thought to be able to modulate various nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins and is emerging as a key regulator of multiple biological processes, such as transcription, cell growth, signal transduction, and cell motility. Recently, authoritative glycomics analyses have reported extensive crosstalk between O-GlcNAcylation and phosphorylation, which always dynamically interplay with each other and regulate signaling, transcription, and other cellular processes. Also, plentiful studies have shown close correlation between YB-1 phosphorylation and tumorigenesis. Therefore, our study aimed to determine whether YB-1 was O-GlcNAc modified and whether such modification could interact with its phosphorylation during the process of HCC development. Western blot and immunohistochemistry were firstly conducted to reveal obvious up-regulation of YB-1, OGT and O-GlcNAc modification in HCC tissues. What is more, not only YB-1 was identified to be O-GlcNAcylated but hyper-O-GlcNAcylation was demonstrated to facilitate HCC cell proliferation in a YB-1 dependent manner. Moreover, we detected four specific O-GlcNAc sites and confirmed T126A to be the most effective mutant in HCC cell proliferation via close O-GlcNAcylation-phosphorylation interaction. Even more interestingly, we discovered that T126A-induced HCC cell retardation and subdued transcriptional activity of YB-1 could be partially reversed by T126A/S102E mutant. From all above, it is not difficult to find that glycosylated-YB-1 mainly enhanced cell proliferation through congenerous actions with YB-1 phosphorylation and thus played indispensable roles in fine-tuning cell proliferation and procession of HCC. - Highlights: • YB-1 and OGT are associated with HCC prognosis. • YB-1 is O-GlcNAc modified in HCC. • Hyper-O-GlcNAcylation promotes HCC cell proliferation in dependent of YB-1. • The proliferating role of O-GlcNAcylation is based on Ser102

  8. Multielement (P-Yb-Zr-Ce-Al-Ca) fiber for moderate-power laser application with enhanced photodarkening resistivity

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    Dhar, Anirban; Paul, Mukul Chandra [CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, 196 Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032 (India); Das, Shyamal; Reddy, Pinninty Harshavardhan; Siddiki, Salim H.; Dutta, Debjit; Pal, Mrinmay [Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-CGCRI Campus, Kolkata 700 032 (India); Kir' yanov, Alexander V. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Loma del Bosque 115, Col. Lomas del Campestre, Leon 37150, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2017-06-15

    Multielement (ME) (P-Yb-Zr-Ce-Al-Ca) nanophase separated silica-glass-based optical fiber is fabricated through a conventional-modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process, coupled with solution doping technique. The lasing and photodarkening behaviors of this ME fiber have been demonstrated and compared, in terms of its photodarkening (PD) performance at moderate pump powers (tens of Watts), with standard Yb-doped fiber with phospho-alumino-silicate (PAS) glass composition, which clearly reveals that the ME-Yb doped fiber is a promising candidate for laser applications with enhanced PD resistivity. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. New microarchitectures of (Er, Yb): Lu2O3 nanocrystals embedded in PMMA: synthesis, structural characterization and luminescent properties

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    Díaz, F; Aguiló, M.; Kim, K.; Rotermund, F.; Park, K. H.; Marsal, L. F.; Pallarès, J.; Formentín, P.; Mateos, X.; Carvajal, J. J.; Pujol, M. C.; Galceran, M.

    2013-01-01

    We report the formation of two-dimensional disordered arrays of poly(methyl)methacrylate (PMMA) microcolumns with embedded single size distribution of Lu0.990Er0.520Yb0.490 nanocrystals, (Er,Yb):Lu2O3, using a disordered porous silicon template. The cubic (Er,Yb):Lu2O3 nanocrystals, which crystallize into the cubic system with Ia 3 ? space group, were synthesized using the modified Pechini method. Electronic microscopic techniques were used to study the distribution of the nanocrystals in the...

  10. Influence of temperature on Yb:YAG/Cr:YAG microchip laser operation

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    Šulc, Jan; Eisenschreiber, Jan; Jelínková, Helena; Nejezchleb, Karel; Å koda, Václav

    2017-02-01

    The goal of this work was an investigation of the temperature influence (in range from 80 up to 320 K) on the laser properties of Yb:YAG/Cr:YAG Q-switched diode-pumped microchip laser. This laser was based on monolith crystal (diameter 3mm) which combines in one piece an active laser part (Yb:YAG crystal, 10 at.% Yb/Y, 3mm long) and saturable absorber (Cr:YAG crystal, 1.36mm long, initial transmission 90% @ 1031 nm). The laser resonator pump mirror (HT for pump radiation, HR for generated radiation) was directly deposited on the Yb:YAG monolith part. The output coupler with reflection 55% for the generated wavelength was placed on the Cr:YAG part. The microchip laser was placed in the temperature controlled cupreous holder inside vacuum chamber of the liquid nitrogen cryostat. For Yb:YAG part longitudinal pulsed pumping (pumping pulse length 2.5 ms, rep-rate 20 Hz, power amplitude 21W) a fibre coupled (core diameter 400 μm, NA= 0:22) laser diode, operating at wavelength 933 nm, was used. The microchip laser mean output power, pulse duration, repetition rate, emission wavelength, and laser beam profile were measured in dependence on temperature. The generated pulse length was in range from 2.2 ns to 1.1 ns (FWHM) with the minimum at 230 K. The single pulse energy was peaking (0.4 mJ) at 180 K. The highest peak power (325 kW) was obtained at 220 K. The highest pulse repetition rate (38 kHz) and output mean power (370mW) was reached for temperature 80 K.

  11. Cyclin A correlates with YB1, progression and resistance to chemotherapy in human epithelial ovarian cancer.

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    Cybulski, Marek; Jarosz, Bożena; Nowakowski, Andrzej; Jeleniewicz, Witold; Kutarska, Elżbieta; Bednarek, Wiesława; Stepulak, Andrzej

    2015-03-01

    Cyclin A is a cell-cycle regulatory gene and its overexpression promotes tumor cell growth. Y-Box-binding protein 1 (YB1) is a transcription/translation factor involved in tumor growth, invasion, and drug resistance. We investigated whether an association exists between protein products of these genes in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) specimens and clinicopathological parameters, patient response and EOC sensitivity to platinum-based first-line chemotherapy. Cyclin A and YB1 expression were analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 54 human primary EOC tissues. Immunolabeling of both proteins was graded according to their staining intensity (scale 0-3) and the proportion of immunostained cancer cells (scale 0-4) to obtain a staining index (SI; value=0-12). Significantly higher cyclin A immunostaining (SI≥4) in EOC specimens was discovered in patients with advanced (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) III and IV, p=0.003), poorly differentiated (G3, p1 cm (p=0.001). YB1 immunostaining was significantly higher in EOCs from patients with suboptimal debulking (p=0.025). Over-expression of cyclin A (SI≥9) in EOCs was significantly linked with poorer patient response (p=0.001) and higher resistance of tumors to platinum-based first-line chemotherapy (p=0.007), while immunolabeling of YB1 in EOCs was not significantly associated with either of these variables (p>0.05). Cyclin A expression was significantly and positively correlated with that of YB1 (R=0.588, p<0.001). Increased cyclin A expression in EOC is related to a more aggressive tumor behavior and predicts the response of patients to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Copyright© 2015 International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. John G. Delinassios), All rights reserved.

  12. Wavelength tunability of laser based on Yb-doped YGAG ceramics

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    Šulc, Jan; Jelínková, Helena; Jambunathan, Venkatesan; Miura, Taisuke; Endo, Akira; Lucianetti, Antonio; Mocek, TomáÅ.¡

    2015-02-01

    The wavelength tunability of diode pumped laser based on Yb-doped mixed garnet Y3Ga2Al3O12 (Yb:YGAG) ceramics was investigated. The tested Yb:YGAG sample (10% Yb/Y) was in the form of 2mm thick plane-parallel face-polished plate (without AR coatings). A fiber (core diameter 100 μm, NA= 0.22) coupled laser diode (LIMO, LIMO35-F100-DL980-FG-E) with emission at wavelength 969 nm, was used for longitudinal Yb:YGAG pumping. The laser diode was operating in the pulsed regime (2 ms pulse length, 10 Hz repetition rate). The duty-cycle 2% ensured a low thermal load even under the maximum diode pumping power amplitude 20W (ceramics sample was only air-cooled). The 145mm long semi-hemispherical laser resonator consisted of a flat pumping mirror (HR @ 1.01 - 1.09 μm, HT @ 0.97 μm) and curved (r = 150mm) output coupler with a reflectivity of ˜ 97% @ 1.01 - 1.09 μm. Wavelength tuning of the ytterbium laser was accomplished by using a birefringent filter (single 1.5mm thick quartz plate) placed inside the optical resonator at the Brewster angle between the output coupler and the laser active medium. The laser was continuously tunable over ˜ 58nm (from 1022nm to 1080 nm) and the tuning band was mostly limited by the free spectral range of used birefringent filter. The maximum output power amplitude 3W was obtained at wavelength 1046nm for absorbed pump power amplitude 10.6W. The laser slope efficiency was 34%.

  13. Strong coupling between 4f valence instability and 3d ferromagnetism in Yb(x)Fe4Sb12 studied by resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy.

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    Yamaoka, Hitoshi; Jarrige, Ignace; Tsujii, Naohito; Lin, Jung-Fu; Ikeno, Tsuyoshi; Isikawa, Yosikazu; Nishimura, Katsuhiko; Higashinaka, Ryuji; Sato, Hideyuki; Hiraoka, Nozomu; Ishii, Hirofumi; Tsuei, Ku-Ding

    2011-10-21

    We have investigated the temperature and pressure dependency of the electronic structure of Yb-filled skutterudites, YbFe(4)Sb(12) and Yb(0.88)Fe(4)Sb(12), using x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies. An anomalous increase of the Yb valence, which is beyond the conventional Anderson model picture, is found to coincide with the onset of the ferromagnetic order in the x=0.88 sample below 20 K. In contrast, the nearly stoichiometric YbFe(4)Sb(12) is paramagnetic down to 2 K and the Yb valence is independent of temperature. This evidences a close interplay between the magnetic instability of the Fe 3d electrons and valence instability of the Yb 4f electrons. Under pressure, a sudden increase in the valence is found to occur around 13 GPa for YbFe(4)Sb(12) and 17 GPa for Yb(0.88)YbFe(4)Sb(12). © 2011 American Physical Society

  14. Isotopes through the looking glass

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    Mårtensson Pendrill, Ann Marie

    2000-08-01

    Nuclear distributions affect many aspects of atomic spectra. As an example, recent experimental results for the hyperfine anomaly in Fr isotopes are considered. These depend on nuclear charge and magnetization distributions. The variations in charge radii for these isotopes were studied earlier by measuring optical isotope shifts. The hyperfine anomalies for the odd-odd isotopes involve the neutron distributions, of interest for studies of parity nonconserving effects along a chain of isotopes.

  15. Calcium stable isotope geochemistry

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    Gausonne, Nikolaus [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Mineralogie; Schmitt, Anne-Desiree [Strasbourg Univ. (France). LHyGeS/EOST; Heuser, Alexander [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Steinmann-Inst. fuer Geologie, Mineralogie und Palaeontologie; Wombacher, Frank [Koeln Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Geologie und Mineralogie; Dietzel, Martin [Technische Univ. Graz (Austria). Inst. fuer Angewandte Geowissenschaften; Tipper, Edward [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). Dept. of Earth Sciences; Schiller, Martin [Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Natural History Museum of Denmark

    2016-08-01

    This book provides an overview of the fundamentals and reference values for Ca stable isotope research, as well as current analytical methodologies including detailed instructions for sample preparation and isotope analysis. As such, it introduces readers to the different fields of application, including low-temperature mineral precipitation and biomineralisation, Earth surface processes and global cycling, high-temperature processes and cosmochemistry, and lastly human studies and biomedical applications. The current state of the art in these major areas is discussed, and open questions and possible future directions are identified. In terms of its depth and coverage, the current work extends and complements the previous reviews of Ca stable isotope geochemistry, addressing the needs of graduate students and advanced researchers who want to familiarize themselves with Ca stable isotope research.

  16. Isotope Production Facility (IPF)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced radioactive isotopes for medicine and research since the mid 1970s, when targets were first irradiated using the 800...

  17. Isotopes in Greenland Precipitation

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    Faber, Anne-Katrine

    ) Constructing a new Greenland database of observations and present-day ice core measurements, and (3) Performance test of isotope-enabled CAM5 for Greenland. The recent decades of rapid Arctic sea ice decline are used as a basis for an observational-based model experiment using the isotope-enabled CAM model 3....... The simulation of Greenland isotopes is tested for the isotope-enabled model CAM5. Here the importance of model resolution is investigated. A positive bias of 6-10 ‰ is found for the annual mean δ18O on the central part of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The amplitude of the seasonal cycle of Greenland δ18O is highly...

  18. Growth and spectroscopic properties of Er 3+/Yb 3+:LaCa 4O(BO 3) 3 crystals

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    Lu, Yi; Hu, Zushu; Lin, Zhoubin; Wang, Guofu

    2003-02-01

    This paper reports the growth and spectral properties of Er 3+/Yb 3+:LaCa 4O(BO 3) 3. The Er 3+/Yb 3+:LaCa 4O(BO 3) 3 crystal with diameter 30 mm and length 40 mm was obtained using the Czochralski method. The absorption and emission spectra of Er 3+/Yb 3+:LaCa 4O(BO 3) 3 crystal have been investigated. The strong absorption band with absorption coefficient 13 cm -1 at 900-1050 nm was observed in Er 0.05/Yb 0.5:Ca 4La 0.45O(BO 3) 3 crystal. The emission band in 1510-1580 was observed, and its fluorescence lifetime is about 1.22 ms at 300 K.

  19. Rare-Earth Triangular Lattice Spin Liquid: A Single-Crystal Study of YbMgGaO4.

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    Li, Yuesheng; Chen, Gang; Tong, Wei; Pi, Li; Liu, Juanjuan; Yang, Zhaorong; Wang, Xiaoqun; Zhang, Qingming

    2015-10-16

    YbMgGaO4, a structurally perfect two-dimensional triangular lattice with an odd number of electrons per unit cell and spin-orbit entangled effective spin-1/2 local moments for the Yb(3+) ions, is likely to experimentally realize the quantum spin liquid ground state. We report the first experimental characterization of single-crystal YbMgGaO4 samples. Because of the spin-orbit entanglement, the interaction between the neighboring Yb(3+) moments depends on the bond orientations and is highly anisotropic in the spin space. We carry out thermodynamic and the electron spin resonance measurements to confirm the anisotropic nature of the spin interaction as well as to quantitatively determine the couplings. Our result is a first step towards the theoretical understanding of the possible quantum spin liquid ground state in this system and sheds new light on the search for quantum spin liquids in strong spin-orbit coupled insulators.

  20. Isotope toolbox turns 10

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    Wenander, Fredrik; Riisager, Karsten

    2012-01-01

    REX-ISOLDE, one of CERN’s most compact accelerators, has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The machine’s versatility provides radioactive ion beams across the range of nuclear isotopes.......REX-ISOLDE, one of CERN’s most compact accelerators, has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The machine’s versatility provides radioactive ion beams across the range of nuclear isotopes....

  1. Isotope research materials

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    Wilkinson, M. K.; Young, Jr, F. W.

    1977-10-01

    Preparation of research isotope materials is described. Topics covered include: separation of tritium from aqueous effluents by bipolar electrolysis; stable isotope targets and research materials; radioisotope targets and research materials; preparation of an 241Am metallurgical specimen; reactor dosimeters; ceramic and cermet development; fission-fragment-generating targets of 235UO2; and wire dosimeters for Westinghouse--Bettis. (GHT)

  2. Giant enhancement of upconversion emission in (NaYF₄:Nd³⁺/Yb³⁺/Ho³⁺)/(NaYF₄:Nd³⁺/Yb³⁺) core/shell nanoparticles excited at 808 nm.

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    Huang, Xiaoyong

    2015-08-01

    In this work, colloidal hexagonal-phase (NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Ho3+)/(NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+) core/shell nanoparticles with intense visible upconversion emissions under 808-nm laser excitation were prepared. Compared with the core-only nanoparticles, a maximum 990-fold overall enhancement in the emission intensity of Ho3+ ions was achieved with the help of active-shell coating design, due to the significant increase in the near-infrared absorption and efficient energy transfer from Nd3+ primary-sensitizers to Ho3+ activators via Yb3+ bridging sensitizers. The luminescence-enhancement effect exhibited a strong dependence on the doping concentrations of NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+ active-shell. The optimal concentrations of Nd3+ and Yb3+ ions in the active-shell layer were found to be 30 and 5 mol. %, respectively. Moreover, the upconversion emission intensity of NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+-coated nanoparticles was about 2.5 times higher than the one coated with a NaYF4:Nd3+ active-shell.

  3. Superconductivity at 31.3 K in Yb-doped La (O/F) FeAs ...

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    The effect of ytterbium substitution at the lanthanum site on the superconducting properties of La1-YbO0.8F0.2FeAs ( = 0.10, 0.20 and 0.30) oxypnictides has been investigated. Powder X-ray diffraction studies show the presence of Yb2O3 and LaOF as secondary phases. The superconducting transition temperature ...

  4. Mode-locked sub 200 fs laser pulses from an Er-Yb-Ce ZBLAN waveguide laser

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    Lancaster, David G.; Khurmi, Champak; Bourbeau-Hebert, Nicolas; Genest, Jerome; Chen, George; Zhang, Wenqi; Afshar, Shahraam; Monro, Tanya M.

    2017-02-01

    Passively mode-locked sub 200 fs pulses are generated from Er-Yb co-doped ZBLAN waveguide laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror repetition rates of up to 533 MHz. At 156 MHz and 1556 nm central wavelength, the chip laser operates with a broad 25 nm bandwidth. The waveguides were written in the Er-Yb co-doped ZBLAN glass by using ultrafast laser inscription.

  5. Multimodal emissions from Tb3+/Yb3+ co-doped lithium borate glass: Upconversion, downshifting and quantum cutting

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    Bahadur, A.; Yadav, R. S.; Yadav, R. V.; Rai, S. B.

    2017-02-01

    This paper reports the optical properties of Tb3+/Yb3+ co-doped lithium borate (LB) glass prepared by melt quench method. The absorption spectrum of the Yb3+ doped LB glass contains intense NIR band centered at 976 nm due to 2F7/2→2F5/2 transition. The emission spectra of the prepared glasses have been monitored on excitation with 266, 355 and 976 nm. The Yb3+ doped glass emits a broad NIR band centered at 976 nm whereas the Tb3+ doped glass gives off visible bands on excitations with 266 and 355 nm. When the Tb3+ and Yb3+ ions are co-doped together, the emission intensity in the visible region decreases whereas it increases in the NIR region significantly. The increase in the emission intensity in the NIR region is due to efficient cooperative energy transfer (CET) from Tb3+ to Yb3+ ions. The quantum cutting efficiency for Tb3+/Yb3+ co-doped glass has been calculated and compared for 266 and 355 nm excitations. The quantum cutting efficiency is larger for 355 nm excitation (137%). The Tb3+/Yb3+ co-doped LB glass also emits upconverted visible bands on excitation with 976 nm. The mechanisms involved in the energy transfer have been discussed using schematic energy level diagram. The Tb3+/Yb3+ co-doped LB glass may be used in the optical devices and in solar cell for solar spectral conversion and behaves as a multi-modal photo-luminescent material.

  6. Charge Transport and Thermoelectric Properties of (Nd1-z Yb z ) y Fe4-x Co x Sb12 Skutterudites

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    Shin, Dong-Kil; Jang, Kyung-Wook; Choi, Soon-Mok; Lee, Soonil; Seo, Won-Seon; Kim, Il-Ho

    2017-10-01

    Partially double-filled (Nd1-z Yb z ) y Fe4-x Co x Sb12 (z = 0.25, 0.75, y = 0.8, and x = 0, 0.5, 1.0) skutterudites were prepared by encapsulated melting, annealing, and hot pressing, and the effects of Nd/Yb partial double filling and Co charge compensation on the microstructure, charge transport, and thermoelectric properties were investigated. All the specimens were transformed to the skutterudite phase together with a few secondary phases such as FeSb2, but FeSb2 formation was suppressed on increasing Co content. Nd and Yb were successfully double-filled in the voids of the skutterudite lattice and Co was well substituted at Fe sites, as indicated by changes in the lattice constant with Nd/Yb filling and Fe/Co substitution. All the specimens showed p-type conduction and exhibited degenerate semiconductor characteristics at temperatures from 323 K to 823 K, and the charge transport properties depended on the filling ratio of Nd and Yb because of the difference between the valencies of Nd and Yb. The electrical conductivity decreased and the Seebeck coefficient increased owing to a decrease in the carrier concentration with increasing Co content. The lattice thermal conductivity decreased because phonon scattering was enhanced by Nd and Yb partial double filling, but partially double-filled specimens did not exhibit a further significant reduction in the lattice thermal conductivity compared with the completely double-filled specimens. A maximum ZT of 0.83 was obtained for (Nd0.75Yb0.25)0.8Fe3CoSb12 at 723 K.

  7. Thermoelastic properties of ScB2, TiB2, YB4 and HoB4

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    Waskowska, A.; Gerward, L.; Staun Olsen, J.

    2011-01-01

    High-pressure X-ray diffraction in ScB2, TiB2, YB4 and HoB4 powders and single crystals has been studied using synchrotron radiation as well as conventional X-rays. The experimental results are supported by calculations using density functional theory. ScB2, YB4 and HoB4 are hard materials (bulk...

  8. NEUTRON-POOR NICKEL ISOTOPE ANOMALIES IN METEORITES

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    Steele, Robert C. J.; Coath, Christopher D.; Regelous, Marcel; Elliott, Tim [Bristol Isotope Group, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen' s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ (United Kingdom); Russell, Sara, E-mail: r.steele@uclmail.net [Meteoritics and Cosmic mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD (United Kingdom)

    2012-10-10

    other transition elements which invoked variable contributions of a neutron-rich component. We have examined different nucleosynthetic environments to determine the possible source of the anomalous material responsible for the isotopic variations observed in Ni and other transition elements within bulk samples. We find that the Ni isotopic variability of the solar system cannot be explained by mixing with a component of bulk stellar ejecta from either SN II, Wolf-Rayet or, an asymptotic giant branch source and is unlikely to result from bulk mixing of material from an SN Ia. However, variable admixture of material from the Si/S zone of an SN II can create all the characteristics of Ni isotope variations in solar system materials. Moreover, these characteristics can also be provided by an SN II with a range of masses from 15 to 40 M{sub Sun }, showing that input from SN II is a robust source for Ni isotope variations in the solar system. Correlations of Ni isotope anomalies with O, Cr, and Ti isotope ratios and Pb/Yb in bulk meteorites suggest that the heterogeneous distribution of isotopic anomalies in the early solar system likely resulted from nebular sorting of chemically or physically different materials bearing different amounts of isotopes synthesized proximally to the collapse of the protosolar nebula.

  9. YB-1 Binds to the MMP-13 Promoter sequence and Represses MMP-13 Transactivation via the AP-1 site

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    Samuel, Shaija; Beifuss, Katherine K.; Bernstein, Lori R.

    2007-01-01

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key enzymes that implement degradation of the extracellular matrix during cellular invasion in development, tissue remodeling, and pathogenic disease states. MMP-13 has pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of invasive cancers and arthritis. Here we report the identification of Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1) as a new repressor of MMP-13 transactivation. YB-1 binds in vitro in DNA affinity chromatography to the activator protein-1 (AP-1) DNA sequence within the MMP-13 promoter. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays reveal that YB-1 binds in living cells to the MMP-13 gene promoter, to a region of the MMP-13 promoter containing the AP-1 site. YB-1 represses tumor promoter-induced MMP-13 promoter transactivation at the AP-1 site. This is the first report demonstrating YB-1 binding in vitro and in living cells to a mammalian AP-1 target gene, and the first report of YB-1 regulation of the MMP-13 promoter. PMID:17822788

  10. Intense up-conversion luminescence in Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped CeO2 powders

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    Singh, Vijay; Rathaiah, M.; Venkatramu, V.; Haase, Markus; Kim, S. H.

    2014-03-01

    The Er3+ and Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped CeO2 powders have been prepared by a urea combustion route. The structural, morphological, compositional and vibrational analysis of the Er3+:CeO2 and Er3+/Yb3+:CeO2 powders have been studied by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The optical and luminescence properties of Er3+:CeO2 and Er3+/Yb3+:CeO2 powders have been studied by using laser excited spectroscopy. The effects of Yb3+ doping on up-conversion luminescence of Er3+ co-doped CeO2 powders were studied. The ratio of red to green intensity is decreased in Er3+:CeO2 whereas the ratio is increased in Er3+/Yb3+:CeO2 powders with increase of power. The effect of co-doping with the Yb3+ ions on the visible luminescence of Er3+ and the energy transfer mechanism responsible for the variation in the green and red intensity are discussed. The results indicate that these materials may be suitable for display and light emitting devices.

  11. Activation cross sections of the 169Tm(d,2n) reaction for production of the therapeutic radionuclide 169Yb.

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    Tárkányi, F; Hermanne, A; Takács, S; Ditrói, F; Spahn, I; Kovalev, S F; Ignatyuk, A V; Qaim, S M

    2007-06-01

    Activation cross sections of deuteron induced nuclear reactions on (169)Tm were measured up to 20 MeV by using the stacked-foil technique. Special emphasis was on production of the internal radiotherapy related radionuclide (169)Yb. No earlier experimental cross-section data on deuteron induced reactions on (169)Tm were found in the literature. The experimental data were compared with the results of the nuclear model codes ALICE-IPPE and EMPIRE-II. The integral yield of the (169)Tm(d,2n)(169)Yb reaction was deduced over the optimum energy range Ed = 20-->9 MeV. At 3.8 MBq/microA.h the yield is lower than that available from the commonly used (168)Yb(n,gamma) (169)Yb reactor method but on the other hand, it is higher than the yields from the earlier investigated (169)Tm(p,n)(169)Yb and (nat)Er(alpha,x) (169)Yb reactions.

  12. Photoluminescence study of Sm{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+}co-doped tellurite glass embedding silver nanoparticles

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    Reza Dousti, M., E-mail: mrdousti@ifsc.usp.br [Laboratório de Espectroscopia de Materiais Funcionais (LEMAF), Instituto de Fisica de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Trabalhador So-carlense 400, São Carlos, SP 13566-590 (Brazil); Department of Physics, Tehran-North Branch, Islamic Azad University Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Amjad, R.J. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Hosseinian S, R.; Salehi, M.; Sahar, M.R. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia)

    2015-03-15

    We report on the upconversion emission of Sm{sup 3+} ions doped tellurite glass in the presence of Yb{sup 3+} ions and silver nanoparticles. The enhancement of infrared-to-visible upconversion emissions is achieved under 980 nm excitation wavelength and attributed to the high absorption cross section of Yb{sup 3+} ions and an efficient energy transfer to Sm{sup 3+} ions. Further enhancements are attributed to the plasmonic effect via metallic nanoparticles resulting in the large localized field around rare earth ions. However, under excitation at 406 nm, the addition of Yb{sup 3+} content and heat-treated silver nanoparticles quench the luminescence of Sm{sup 3+} ions likely due to quantum cutting and plasmonic diluent effects, respectively. - Highlights: • Sm{sup 3+} tellurite glasses co-doped with Yb{sup 3+} ions and tri-doped with Yb{sup 3+}:Ag NPs were prepared. • In first step, Yb{sup 3+} ions enhanced the upconversion emissions of Sm{sup 3+} doped samples. • In second step, Ag NPs further enhanced the upconversion emissions in tri-doped glasses. • Finally, the quench in luminescence under 406 nm excitation is observed and discussed.

  13. Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Up-Conversion Luminescence Properties of NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+@MOFs Nanocomposites

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    Giang, Lam Thi Kieu; Marciniak, Lukasz; Huy, Tran Quang; Vu, Nguyen; Le, Ngo Thi Hong; Binh, Nguyen Thanh; Lam, Tran Dai; Minh, Le Quoc

    2017-10-01

    This paper describes a facile synthesis of NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+ nanoparticles embraced in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), known as NaYF4:Er3+, Yb3+@MOFs core/shell nanostructures, by using iron(III) carboxylate (MIL-100) and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8). Morphological, structural and optical characterization of these nanostructures were investigated by field emission-scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and up-conversion luminescence measurements. Results showed that spherical-shaped NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+@MIL-100 nanocomposites with diameters of 150-250 nm, and rod-shaped NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+@ZIF-8 nanocomposites with lengths of 300-550 nm, were successfully synthesized. Under a 980-nm laser excitation at room temperature, the NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+@MOFs nanocomposites exhibited strong up-conversion luminescence with two emission bands in the green part of spectrum at 520 nm and 540 nm corresponding to the 2H11/2 → 4I15/2 and 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 transitions of Er3+ ions, respectively, and a red emission band at 655 nm corresponding to the 4F9/2 → 4I15/2 transition of Er3+ ions. The above properties of NaYF4:Er3+,Yb3+@MOFs make them promising candidates for applications in biotechnology.

  14. Spectroscopy and 1μm Luminescence by Visible Quantum Cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ Codoped Glass

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    Yumiko Katayama

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The quantum cutting phenomenon of a blue photon into two infrared photons is reported in glass codoped with Pr3+-Yb3+ ions. Oxyfluoride glass with compositions of 32SrF2-0.1PrF3-2.9YbF3-42SiO2-23Al2O3 were prepared, and photoluminescence properties in the range from visible to near-infrared were investigated. Evidence of several energy transfers, such as (Pr3+:3P0→1G4→(Yb3+:2F5/2←2F7/2 and (Pr3+:1D2→3F4, 3F3→(Yb3+:2F5/2←2F7/2, were demonstrated in the Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glass. By comparing excitation spectrum of the Yb3+ emission with absorption spectrum of Pr3+, we obtain direct evidence of quantum cutting by excitation to Pr3+:3PJ levels at 420 ~ 490 nm.

  15. Transparent Oxyfluoride Nano-Glass-Ceramics Doped with Pr3+ and Pr3+-Yb3+ for NIR Emission

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    Gorni, Giulio; Cosci, Alessandro; Pelli, Stefano; Pascual, Laura; Durán, Alicia; Pascual, M. J.

    2016-12-01

    Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glasses and glass-ceramics (GC) containing LaF3 nanocrystals have been prepared to obtain NIR emission of Yb3+ ions upon Pr3+ excitation in the blue region of the visible spectrum. Two different compositions have been tested 0.1-0.5 Pr-Yb and 0.5-1 Pr-Yb, in addition to Pr3+ singly doped samples. The crystallization mechanism of the nano-glass-ceramics was studied by DTA revealing that it occurs from a constant number of nuclei, the crystal growth being limited by diffusion. HR-TEM demonstrated that phase separation acts as precursor for LaF3 crystallization and a detailed analysis of the chemical composition (EDXS) revealed the enrichment in RE3+ ions inside the initial phase separated droplets, from which the LaF3 crystals are formed. The RE3+ ions incorporation inside LaF3 crystals was also proved by photoluminescence measurements showing Stark splitting of the RE3+ ions energy levels in the glass-ceramic samples. Lifetimes measurements showed the existence of a better energy transfer process between Pr3+ and Yb3+ ions in the glass-ceramics compared to the as made glass, and the highest value of energy transfer efficiency is 59% and the highest theoretical quantum efficiency is 159%, obtained for glass-ceramics GC0.1-0.5 Pr-Yb treated at 620 ºC-40 h.

  16. Investigation of Yb3+-doped alumino-silicate glasses for high energy class diode pumped solid state lasers

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    Körner, Jörg; Hein, Joachim; Tiegel, Mirko; Kuhn, Stefan; Buldt, Joachim; Yue, Fangxin; Seifert, Reinhard; Herrmann, Andreas; Rüssel, Christian; Kaluza, Malte C.

    2015-05-01

    We present a detailed investigation of different compositions of Yb3+-doped alumino-silicate glasses as promising materials for diode-pumped high-power laser applications at 1030 nm due to their beneficial thermo-mechanical properties. To generate comprehensive datasets for emission and absorption cross sections, the spectral properties of the materials were recorded at temperatures ranging from liquid nitrogen to room temperature. It was found that the newly developed materials offer higher emission cross sections at the center laser wavelength of 1030 nm than the so far used alternatives Yb:CaF2 and Yb:FP-glass. This results in a lower saturation fluence that offers the potential for higher laser extraction efficiency. Fluorescence lifetime quenching of first test samples was analyzed and attributed to the hydroxide (OH) concentration in the host material. Applying a sophisticated glass manufacturing process, OH concentrations could be lowered by up to two orders of magnitude, rising the lifetime and the quantum efficiency for samples doped with more than 6.1020 Yb3+ -ions per cm³. First laser experiments showed a broad tuning range of about 60 nm, which is superior to Yb:CaF2 and Yb:FP-glass in the same setup. Furthermore, measurements of the laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) for different coating techniques on doped substrates revealed the appropriateness of the materials for short pulse high-energy laser amplification.

  17. Pressure effect on transport property of YbMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}

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    Saiga, Y. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan) and Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8570 (Japan)]. E-mail: y-saiga@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Fujiwara, T. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8570 (Japan); Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi 753-8512 (Japan); Kurita, N. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8570 (Japan); Hedo, M. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8570 (Japan); Kosaka, M. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); Uwatoko, Y. [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8570 (Japan)

    2007-03-15

    Electrical resistivities of YbMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} were measured at several pressures in a temperature range from 2K to room temperature. In low temperature region below 100K, temperature dependence of the resistivity shows significant change between 2.0 and 4.0GPa. Under 4.0GPa, anomalies of the resistivity were observed at (T{sub t3}{approx}) 21.6K and (T{sub t4}{approx}) 7.1K. There is a fair possible that they originated from novel magnetic phase transitions of Yb or Mn sublattice. With increasing pressure, T{sub t4} increases linearly. In contrast to the pressure dependence of T{sub t4}, T{sub t3} decreases linearly.

  18. High efficiency room temperature laser emission in heavily doped Yb:YLF.

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    Vannini, Matteo; Toci, Guido; Alderighi, Daniele; Parisi, Daniela; Cornacchia, Francesco; Tonelli, Mauro

    2007-06-25

    We report the tunable, CW and quasi CW laser operation at room temperature of an highly doped (30% at.) Yb:YLF crystal longitudinally pumped by a fiber coupled laser diode array. The CW output power is 1.15 W vs. an absorbed pump power of 6 W, with a slope efficiency of 31%. In quasi-CW operation (20% duty factor @10 Hz) an output power of 4 W with an absorbed power of 9.5 W, and a slope efficiency of 62.8% were obtained. The tuning range spans from 1022 to 1075 nm. To our knowledge, these are among the best experimental results obtained at room temperature with Yb doped YLF.

  19. Studies of upconversion emission of Yb3+, Er3+:Lu2O3 nanoceramics

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    Gluchowski, P.; Strek, W.

    2013-02-01

    The translucent Yb3+ and Er3+ doped Lu2O3 ceramics composed of nanocrystalline grains were sintered using a low temperature and high pressure method. The upconversion emission associated with the 2H11/2 → 4I15/2, 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 (green), 4F9/2 → 4I15/2 (red) and 4I9/2 → 4I15/2 (IR) transitions was observed upon intense infrared laser excitation. The dependence of the upconversion intensity on incident laser diode power in Yb3+, Er3+:Lu2O3 nanoceramics was investigated. In particular it was found that the green/red intensity ratio of upconversion transitions increased with the power of the incident laser light. This effect was due to heating of the nanoceramics with increasing excitation power and may be utilized for high temperature thermometry.

  20. Magnetic fluctuations and superconductivity in YbPd{sub 2}Sn

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    Amato, A.; Roessli, B.; Fischer, P.; Bernhoeft, N.; Stunault, A.; Baines, C.; Doenni, A.; Sugawara, H

    2003-02-01

    We report muon spin relaxation and inelastic neutron measurements on the Heusler system YbPd{sub 2}Sn. Localized anisotropic and quasi-elastic Yb magnetic fluctuations are observed below T=150 K. Both {mu}SR and neutron data indicate a slowing-down of the spin fluctuations upon lowering the temperature, similar to that observed in Kondo lattices. The temperature dependence of the quasi-elastic neutron signal is compatible with a crystal-electric field scheme having a {gamma}{sub 7}{sup CEF} ground state. The muon depolarization rate exhibits an additional contribution upon decreasing the temperature below T{sub c} suggesting a close interplay between magnetic fluctuations and the superconducting state.

  1. Frustrated magnetism in Yb{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}P{sub 7}

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    Grube, Kai; Zocco, Diego A.; Weber, Frank; Kuntz, Sebastian; Loehneysen, Hilbert von [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Baumbach, Ryan [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee (United States); Hamlin, James [Departement of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville (United States); Lum, Ivy; Maple, M. Brian [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego (United States); Lynn, Jeff; Huang, Qingzhen [NIST Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg (United States); Janoschek, Marc [Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

    2016-07-01

    Yb{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}P{sub 7} is characterized by a low magnetic transition temperature of T{sub N} ∼1 K and the breakdown of Fermi-liquid behavior. These properties suggest the proximity to a quantum critical point (QCP). The non-Fermi-liquid (NFL) behavior, however, does not conform to the standard QCP scenario described by the Hertz-Millis-Moriya theory. We measured thermal expansion, magnetostriction and magnetization. The pressure dependence was studied up to 15 GPa using resistivity measurements in piston cylinder and diamond anvil cells. The measurements reveal that only a small fraction of the Yb moments participate in the long-range magnetic order. The Grueneisen ratio does not diverge for T → 0 indicating that the NFL behavior is not related to a nearby pressure-induced QCP. In view of the unusual noncentrometric crystal structure, our observations might point to geometric frustration of the magnetic moments.

  2. White upconversion luminescence in nanocrystalline (Ho,Tm,Yb):KLu(WO{sub 4}){sub 2} phosphor

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    Barrera, E. William; Pujol, M. Cinta; Carvajal, Joan J.; Mateos, X.; Aguilo, Magdalena; Diaz, Francesc [Fisica i Cristallografia de Materials i Nanomaterials (FiCMA-FiCNA), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Campus Sescelades c/Marcel.li Domingo, s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain); Cascales, Concepcion [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Calle Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz,Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2011-09-15

    Highly crystalline codoped Ho{sup 3+},Tm{sup 3+},Yb{sup 3+} KLu(WO{sub 4}){sub 2} monoclinic nanocrystals with the C 2/c space group symmetry were synthesized by the modified Pechini method. Powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, upconversion photoluminescence spectra, and kinetic decay were used to characterize the samples. The nanocrystals belonged to the monoclinic phase, with a crystallite size of 30-70 nm. Under 930 nm laser excitation, red, green and blue upconversion emissions were simultaneously observed, due to the energy transfer from the Yb{sup 3+} {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} excited level. The decay times of the emitting states were studied at room temperature to describe the photoluminescence dynamics. The influence of excitation power and calcination conditions on CIE chromaticity coordinates were evaluated. (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  3. Tunable passively harmonic mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser with Lyot-Sagnac filter.

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    Li, Ming; Zou, Xin; Wu, Jian; Shi, Jindan; Qiu, Jifang; Hong, Xiaobin

    2015-10-10

    A novel passively harmonic mode-locked dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser with all normal dispersion is proposed and experimentally demonstrated based on a semiconductor saturable absorption mirror and tunable Lyot-Sagnac filter. By only tuning the bandwidth of the filter at fixed pump power, the repetition rate of 9.87 to 167.8 MHz (corresponding to 17th-order harmonic) is obtained. This is the highest repetition rate and harmonic order for a passively harmonic mode-locked dissipative soliton Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion to the best of our knowledge. The signal-to-noise ratio and super-mode suppression ratio for all harmonic orders are higher than 65 and 35 dB, respectively, which shows the high stability of the fiber laser.

  4. Dissipative soliton and synchronously dual-wavelength mode-locking Yb:YSO lasers.

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    Tian, Wenlong; Wang, Zhaohua; Liu, Jiaxing; Zhu, Jiangfeng; Zheng, Lihe; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun; Wei, Zhiyi

    2015-04-06

    We experimentally demonstrate the dissipative soliton mode-locking operation of a Yb:YSO laser by using an all-normal dispersion cavity. Strongly chirped pulses are obtained with pulse duration of 9.3 ps at a repetition rate of 113.4 MHz. The central wavelength is 1082 nm with 3.1 nm FWHM bandwidth. A dual-wavelength synchronously mode-locking operation at central wavelengths of 1059.2 nm and 1082.2 nm is also reported. Stable mode-locked pulses are achieved with pulse duration of 10 ps and total average output power of 164 mW. Periodic ultrashort beat pulses with pulse duration of 169 fs at an ultrahigh repetition rate of 1.4 THz can be distinctly observed from the measured autocorrelation trace. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of dual-wavelength synchronously mode-locking operation from a Yb:YSO laser.

  5. Entropy in hot $^{161,162}Dy$ and $^{171,172}Yb$ nuclei

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    Guttormsen, M; Hjorth-Jensen, M; Melby, E; Rekstad, J; Schiller, A; Siem, S; Belic, A

    2000-01-01

    The density of accessible levels at low spin in the (^3He,\\alpha \\gamma) reaction has been extracted for the ^{161,162}Dy and ^{171,172}Yb nuclei. The entropy of the even-odd and even-even nuclei has been deduced as a function of excitation energy, and found to reach a maximum of 15 k_B before neutron evaporation. The entropy of one quasi-particle outside an even-even core is found to be 1.70(15) k_B. This quasi-particle picture of hot nuclei is well accounted for within a simple pairing model. The onset of two, four and six quasi-particle excitations in the ^{162}Dy and ^{172}Yb nuclei is discussed and compared to theory. The number of quasi-particles excited per excitation energy is a measure for the ratio of the level energy spacing and the pairing strength.

  6. Electronic structure and magnetic ordering of the unconventional antiferromagnet Yb3Pt4

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    Schwingenschlögl, Udo

    2009-12-01

    Applying density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation, we investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of the intermetallic rare-earth system Yb3Pt4. This material recently has been put forward as host for quantum criticality, while details of the magnetic ordering could not be established (Bennett N. C.et al., J. Magn. & Magn. Mater., 321 (2009) 2021). In this context, we investigate the effect of spin-orbit coupling and compare various spin patterns from the energetic point of view, which enables us to determine the electronic ground state of Yb3Pt4. The assumption of an elementary superexchange mechanism yields a magnetic-coupling constant in good agreement with the experimental ordering temperature. Copyright © 2009 EPLA.

  7. Magnetic behavior of the nanophase of YbNi2 alloys

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    Ivanshin, V. A.; Gataullin, E. M.; Sukhanov, A. A.; Ivanshin, N. A.; Rojas, D. P.; Fernández Barquín, L.

    2017-04-01

    Variations in magnetic properties of the heavy-fermion YbNi2 alloy when milled in a high energy ball milling system have been investigated. The ferromagnetic transition ( T C = 10.4 K) in the initial sample almost vanishes after milling, which leads to the appearance of a magnetic transition at T* = 3.2 K in nanocrystallites. Before milling, processes of spin-lattice relaxation of the Orbach-Aminov type with the participation of the first excited Stark sublevel of the Yb3+ ion located at 75 K are dominating in the electron spin dynamics in the paramagnetic phase of the alloy. A comparative study of the temperature dependence of the magnetic properties and spectra of electron paramagnetic resonance in poly- and nanocrystalline samples indicates the existence of a magnetic inhomogeneity of the compound arising upon milling.

  8. Tunable upconversion luminescence of monodisperse Y2O3: Er3+/Yb3+/Tm3+ nanoparticles

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    Wu, Qibai; Lin, Shaoteng; Xie, Zhongxiang; Zhang, Liqing; Qian, Yannan; Wang, Yaodong; Zhang, Haiyan

    2017-12-01

    Monodisperse Y2O3: Er3+/Yb3+/Tm3+ nanoparticles with various dopant concentrations have been synthesized successfully by a homogeneous precipitation method. Their phase structures and surface morphologies have been characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The diversities of upconversion luminescence spectra and CIE coordinates of prepared samples are investigated in detail at room temperature under 980 nm excitation. Through adjusting the concentrations of Yb3+, Tm3+ and Er3+ ions, three upconversion emission bands in red, green and blue region could be tunable to achieve the color of interest and near white light emission can be obtained in the tri-doped Y2O3 nanoparticles for a variety of application.

  9. Kondo interactions from band reconstruction in YbInCu(4).

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    Jarrige, I; Kotani, A; Yamaoka, H; Tsujii, N; Ishii, K; Upton, M; Casa, D; Kim, J; Gog, T; Hancock, J N

    2015-03-27

    We combine resonant inelastic x-ray scattering and model calculations in the Kondo lattice compound YbInCu_{4}, a system characterized by a dramatic increase in Kondo temperature and associated valence fluctuations below a first-order valence transition at T≃42  K. The bulk-sensitive, element-specific, and valence-projected charge excitation spectra reveal an unusual quasigap in the Yb-derived state density which drives an instability of the electronic structure and renormalizes the low-energy effective Hamiltonian at the transition. Our results provide long-sought experimental evidence for a link between temperature-driven changes in the low-energy Kondo scale and the higher-energy electronic structure of this system.

  10. Nearest-neighbour resonating valence bonds in YbMgGaO4

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    Li, Yuesheng; Adroja, Devashibhai; Voneshen, David; Bewley, Robert I.; Zhang, Qingming; Tsirlin, Alexander A.; Gegenwart, Philipp

    2017-06-01

    Since its proposal by Anderson, resonating valence bonds (RVB) formed by a superposition of fluctuating singlet pairs have been a paradigmatic concept in understanding quantum spin liquids. Here, we show that excitations related to singlet breaking on nearest-neighbour bonds describe the high-energy part of the excitation spectrum in YbMgGaO4, the effective spin-1/2 frustrated antiferromagnet on the triangular lattice, as originally considered by Anderson. By a thorough single-crystal inelastic neutron scattering study, we demonstrate that nearest-neighbour RVB excitations account for the bulk of the spectral weight above 0.5 meV. This renders YbMgGaO4 the first experimental system where putative RVB correlations restricted to nearest neighbours are observed, and poses a fundamental question of how complex interactions on the triangular lattice conspire to form this unique many-body state.

  11. Low energy electrodynamics of triangular lattice quantum spin liquid candidate YbMgGaO4

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    Zhang, Xinshu; Mahmood, Fahad; Laurita, Nicholas; Dun, Zhiling; Zhou, Haidong; Mourigal, Martin; Armitage, Peter

    Quantum spin liquids (QSL) are exotic magnetic states where spins do not order down to the lowest temperatures. Spin 1/2 two-dimensional triangular antiferromagnet YbMgGaO4 is a promising QSL candidate. Here we report an optical measurement on YbMgGaO4 using time domain terahertz spectroscopy (TDTS)and Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTIR). We find the real part of in-plane dissipative response shows a power law behavior that may arise from spin liquid properties. Applying magnetic field in the Faraday geometry, we approach the spin polarized state from which we can extract g-factors and determine exchange constants quantitatively. We also identify a crystal field excitation in the infrared measurement. Our results provide guidance for the future theoretical study of this QSL.

  12. Pump-induced phase aberrations in Yb3+-doped materials(Conference Presentation)

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    Keppler, Sebastian; Tamer, Issa; Hornung, Marco; Körner, Jörg; Liebetrau, Hartmut; Hein, Joachim; Kaluza, Malte C.

    2017-05-01

    Optical pumping of laser materials is an effective way to create a population inversion necessary for laser operation. However, a fraction of the pump energy is always transfered as heat into the laser material, which is mainly caused by the quantum defect. For Yb3+-doped materials, the small energy difference between the pump level and the laser level and the pumping with narrowband high-power laser diodes result in a quantum defect of approx. 9%, which is significantly lower compared to other dopants e.g. Ti3+ (33%) or Nd3+ (24%). Due to the low heat introduction, high optical-to-optical efficiency and high repetition rate laser systems based on diode-pumping are well-suited for a number of applications. Here, however, laser beam quality is of crucial importance. Phase distortions and beam profile modulations can lead to optical damages as well as a significant reduction of the focal spot intensity. Pump-induced phase aberrations are the main cause for phase distortions of the amplified laser beam. The heat transferred to the material causes a change of the refractive index (dn/dT), thermal expansion and stress within the laser material, eventually leading to spatial phase aberrations (also called `thermal lens'). However, the spatially dependent distribution of the population inversion itself also leads to spatial phase aberrations. Since electron excitation directly leads to a change in the charge distribution of the laser active ions, the dynamic response of the material to external fields changes. These electronic phase aberrations (also called `population lens') are described by a change in the polarizability of the material. Due to the low quantum defect of Yb3+-doped materials, this effect becomes more important. We show the first comprehensive spatio-temporal characterization of the pump-induced phase aberration including both effects. A high-resolution interference measurement was carried out with time steps of 50µs for times during the pump period and

  13. Research on isotope geology: Isotopes ages of volcanic rocks from Ryeongnam Massif, Korea

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    Shin, Seong Cheon; Chi, Se Jung; Kim, Yoo Sook [Korea Institute of Geology Mining and Materials, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-12-01

    Chronostratigraphy of most volcanic rocks in the Ryeongnam Massif have been undefined or mis-classified in different geological maps due to total absence of reported isotope ages. Twenty-four new isotope ages are given for age-undefined volcanic units and some related igneous bodies. Most of volcanic rocks show high [La/Yb]n ratios and LREE enrichments which are characteristics of subduction-related high-K calc-alkali volcanic rocks occurred in the active continental margin. Preliminary results on carbon and oxygen stable isotope ratios({delta}{sup 13}C=-1.7{approx}-6.2 per mil; {delta}{sup 18} O=-21.6{approx}-24.7 per mil) of druse- or phenocryst-calcite from andesitic and basaltic rocks in the southern coastal region indicate a magmatic origin. Based on new K-Ar whole-rock ages, chronological guidelines are established as follows: 1) Gayasan andesite (78{+-}4Ma) - Gurye andesitic tuff (81{+-}4Ma); 2) Gurye andesite (68{+-}4Ma) - Suncheon andesitic tuff (67{+-}3Ma) - Yeosu basaltic andesite (67{+-}3Ma) - Narodo andesite (70{+-}3Ma); 3) Taebaeg Baegbyeongsan basaltic andesite (62{+-}3Ma) - Gurye Obongsan andesite (64{+-}3Ma) - Yeosu dacite (63{+-}3Ma) - Dolsando andesite (62{+-}3Ma) - Jangheung Buyongsan andesite (65{+-}3Ma); 4) Suncheon Joryedong andesite (55{+-}2Ma) - Goheung andesite (56{+-}3Ma); 5) Taebaeg Baegbyeonsan basaltic andesite (48{+-}2Ma) - Yeosu basalt (51{+-}3Ma). Resetted age (49{+-}2Ma) of an intrusive rhyolite implies the timing of thermal alteration in the Wondong Fe-Mine of the Taebaegsan Mineralized Belt. K-Ar hornblende ages of two hornblendite stocks in the southern Jangsu suggests apparent emplacement-ages of late Triassic (210{+-}9Ma) and early Permian (274{+-}10Ma), independently. K-Ar hornblende age (1023{+-}37Ma) of the Ogbang amphibolite implies a reduction of original age due to later thermal effect probably attributed to either later intrusion or regional metamorphism. (author). 56 refs., 19 tabs., 14 figs.

  14. Tunability of laser based on Yb-doped hot-pressed CaF2 ceramics

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    Sulc, Jan; Doroshenko, Maxim E.; Jelínková, Helena; Basiev, Tasoltan T.; Konyushkin, Vasilii A.; Osiko, Vyacheslav V.

    2012-06-01

    The aim of presented study was an investigation of tunability of diode pumped laser based on hot-pressed Yb:CaF2 ceramics. The tested Yb:CaF2 sample was in the form of 3.5mm thick plane-parallel face-polished plate (without AR coatings). The Yb3+ concentration was 5.5 %. A fiber (core diameter 200 μm, NA= 0.22) coupled laser diode (LIMO, HLU25F200-980) with emission at wavelength 976 nm, was used for longitudinal Yb:CaF2 pumping. The laser diode was operating in the pulsed regime (4 ms pulse length, 20 Hz repetition rate). The duty-cycle 8% ensured a low thermal load even under the maximum diode pumping power amplitude 10W (crystal sample was only air-cooled). This radiation was focused into the crystal (pumping beam waist diameter ~ 170 μm). The 145mm long semi-hemispherical laser resonator consisted of a flat pumping mirror (HR @ 1.01 - 1.09 μm, HT @ 0.97 μm) and curved (r = 150mm) output coupler with a reflectivity of ~ 98% @ 1.01 - 1.09 μm. Tuning of the ytterbium laser was accomplished by using a birefringent filter (single 1.5mm thick quartz plate) placed inside the optical resonator at the Brewster angle between the output coupler and the laser active medium. The extremely broad and smooth tuning was obtained. The laser was continuously tunable over ~ 66nm (from 1015nm to 1081 nm) and the tuning band was mostly limited by free spectral range of used birefringent filter. The tunability FWHM was 40 nm corresponding bandwidth 10 THz results in Fourier limited gaussian pulse width ~ 40 fs (FWHM). The maximum output power amplitude 0.68W was obtained at wavelength 1054nm for absorbed pump power amplitude 6W. The laser slope efficiency was 15%.

  15. Transparent layered YAG ceramics with structured Yb doping produced via tape casting

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    Hostaša, Jan; Piancastelli, Andreana; Toci, Guido; Vannini, Matteo; Biasini, Valentina

    2017-03-01

    The flexibility of the ceramic production process, in particular in terms of shaping and spatial control of distribution of active ions, is one of the strong points in favor of transparent ceramics. In high power lasers in particular, where thermal management is a critical issue, the finely controlled design of spatial distribution of the doping ions within the laser gain media can reduce undesired thermally induced effects and large temperature gradients, and thus enhance the efficiency and laser beam quality especially under increased thermal load. In the present work transparent structured YAG ceramics with Yb doping were produced by tape casting followed by thermal compression of assembled tapes and sintered under high vacuum. The thermal compression of variously doped tape cast layers is a very promising method because it allows a high precision and good control over dopant distribution in the sintered material. After sintering, the distribution of Yb across the layers was characterized by SEM-EDX and the thickness of Yb diffusion zones between the layers with different Yb content was measured. Optical homogeneity was assessed by means of optical transmittance mapping of the samples and by 2D scanning of laser output. The effect of structured dopant distribution on laser performance was measured in quasi-CW and CW regime with different duty factors. Slope efficiency values higher than 50% were measured both in quasi-CW and in CW lasing conditions. The results are in good agreement with previously calculated predictions, confirming the beneficial effect of structured doping on laser performances and enlightening the impact of the residual scattering losses. Compared to other processing methods, such as the pressing of granulated powders, tape casting followed by thermal compression leads to straight and narrow interfaces between layers with different composition and allows to build structures composed of extremely thin layers with defined dopant content.

  16. Energy scaling of Yb fiber oscillator producing clusters of femtosecond pulses

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    Nie, Bai; Parker, Greg; Lozovoy, Vadim Vadimovich; Dantus, Marcos

    2014-05-01

    A Yb fiber oscillator producing high-energy femtosecond pulse clusters is reported. Visualized by averaging autocorrelation, the output pulses consist of femtosecond pulse clusters that appear as a picosecond envelope with a ˜100-fs pulse in its center. Using more than 200-m fiber, the pulse energy is scaled up to 450 nJ. This high energy in a cluster of femtosecond pulses enables an important application-laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

  17. Robust double Z-type cavity mode locked Yb:KYW ultrafast laser

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    Wang, Sha; Han, Jing-hua; Wang, Yan-biao; Feng, Guo-ying; Zhou, Shou-huan

    2015-12-01

    Semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) mode locked Yb doped ultrafast lasers have been widely used in industrial applications. High laser stability against environment change and delivery process are required for industrial laser systems. A double Z-type ultrafast laser cavity was demonstrated experimentally and theoretically. Compared with the conventional Z-type cavity, this double Z-type cavity SESAM mode locked laser is less sensitive to misalignment and can tolerate more arm length changes while still staying cw mode locking.

  18. Nanocrystal formation and photoluminescence in the Yb3+/Er3+ codoped phosphosilicate glasses

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    Liu, S.J.; Fu, G.Z.; Shan, Z.T.

    2014-01-01

    . The glasses exhibit high efficient up-conversion luminescence of Er3+ at 521, 545 and 655 nm under the 980 nm excitation. However, the trend of intensity change of the red emission with varying the crystal type and content is different from that of the green emission. We clarify how the Yb3+ → Er3+ energy...... transfer and the intensified distorted symmetry of local structure of active ions influence the up-conversion luminescence....

  19. Cryogenic, high power, near diffraction limited, Yb:YAG slab laser.

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    Ganija, Miftar; Ottaway, David; Veitch, Peter; Munch, Jesper

    2013-03-25

    A cryogenic slab laser that is suitable for scaling to high power, while taking full advantage of the improved thermo-optical and thermo-mechanical properties of Yb:YAG at cryogenic temperatures is described. The laser uses a conduction cooled, end pumped, zigzag slab geometry resulting in a near diffraction limited, robust, power scalable design. The design and the initial characterization of the laser up to 200W are presented.

  20. Page 1 * *-*. * 189 . ABSORPTION SPECTRA OF RbCl:Yb” RbBr:Ybº ...

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    Jun 20, 2007 ... 239. Piper. T. S., Brown, J. P. and McClure, D. S. (1967); fa and f'd Configuration in a Crystal Field and Spectrum of. Yb in Cubic Crystals. J. Chem. Phys. 46(4), 1353- 1359. &ubio, J. O., Murrieta, H. S., Munzo, E. P.,. Boidu, J. O. and Aguilar, G. S.. (1975): Electron Paramagnetic. Resonance of Eu in the Alkali.

  1. Transportation of medical isotopes

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    Nielsen, D.L.

    1997-11-19

    A Draft Technical Information Document (HNF-1855) is being prepared to evaluate proposed interim tritium and medical isotope production at the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). This assessment examines the potential health and safety impacts of transportation operations associated with the production of medical isotopes. Incident-free and accidental impacts are assessed using bounding source terms for the shipment of nonradiological target materials to the Hanford Site, the shipment of irradiated targets from the FFTF to the 325 Building, and the shipment of medical isotope products from the 325 Building to medical distributors. The health and safety consequences to workers and the public from the incident-free transportation of targets and isotope products would be within acceptable levels. For transportation accidents, risks to works and the public also would be within acceptable levels. This assessment is based on best information available at this time. As the medical isotope program matures, this analysis will be revised, if necessary, to support development of a final revision to the Technical Information Document.

  2. Isotope geochemistry. Biological signatures in clumped isotopes of O₂.

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    Yeung, Laurence Y; Ash, Jeanine L; Young, Edward D

    2015-04-24

    The abundances of molecules containing more than one rare isotope have been applied broadly to determine formation temperatures of natural materials. These applications of "clumped" isotopes rely on the assumption that isotope-exchange equilibrium is reached, or at least approached, during the formation of those materials. In a closed-system terrarium experiment, we demonstrate that biological oxygen (O2) cycling drives the clumped-isotope composition of O2 away from isotopic equilibrium. Our model of the system suggests that unique biological signatures are present in clumped isotopes of O2—and not formation temperatures. Photosynthetic O2 is depleted in (18)O(18)O and (17)O(18)O relative to a stochastic distribution of isotopes, unlike at equilibrium, where heavy-isotope pairs are enriched. Similar signatures may be widespread in nature, offering new tracers of biological and geochemical cycling. Copyright © 2015, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  3. Anharmonic behavior and structural phase transition in Yb2O3

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    Sugandha Dogra Pandey

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The investigation of structural phase transition and anharmonic behavior of Yb2O3 has been carried out by high-pressure and temperature dependent Raman scattering studies respectively. In situ Raman studies under high pressure were carried out in a diamond anvil cell at room temperature which indicate a structural transition from cubic to hexagonal phase at and above 20.6 GPa. In the decompression cycle, Yb2O3 retained its high pressure phase. We have observed a Stark line in the Raman spectra at 337.5 cm−1 which arises from the electronic transition between 2F5/2 and 2F7/2 multiplates of Yb3+ (4f13 levels. These were followed by temperature dependent Raman studies in the range of 80–440 K, which show an unusual mode hardening with increasing temperature. The hardening of the most dominant mode (Tg + Ag was analyzed in light of the theory of anharmonic phonon-phonon interaction and thermal expansion of the lattice. Using the mode Grüneisen parameter obtained from high pressure Raman measurements; we have calculated total anharmonicity of the Tg + Ag mode from the temperature dependent Raman data.

  4. Application of the Sol-Gel Method at the Fabrication of PLZT:Yb3+ Ceramics

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    Osińska K.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of presented study was to obtain the PLZT:Yb3+ ceramics. Nanopowders of itterbium doped PLZT materials were synthesized by the sol-gel method from high quality metaloorganic precursors, as lead (II acetate, lanthanum acetate, ytterbium acetate, zirconium (IV propoxide and titanium (IV propoxide. Anhydrous acetic acid and n-propyl alcohol were used as solvents, while acetyloacetone was added as stabilizer of hydrolysis reactions. Thermal evolution of the dried gels, before and after calcination, was studied by the simultaneous thermal analysis. The amorphous PLZT:Yb3+ gels were first calcined in the furnace at T = 850°C, and then mixed in the planetary ball mill. Additionally, the mean particle sizes were calculated by means of powder specific surface area measurements, based on the BET physical adsorption isotherm. Such obtained powders were subsequently pressed into pellets, and sintered by the free sintering method at temperature T = 1250°C / 6h. The morphology of fabricated PLZT:Yb3+ ceramic powders and samples was studied using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Chemical characterization of samples was carried on using the Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy - EDS system. Studies provided detailed data concerning the relationships between doping and preparing conditions on the basic physical and chemical properties of obtained ceramic materials.

  5. Structure-Dependent Spectroscopic Properties of Yb(3+)-Doped Phosphosilicate Glasses Modified by SiO₂.

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    Wang, Ling; Zeng, Huidan; Yang, Bin; Ye, Feng; Chen, Jianding; Chen, Guorong; Smith, Andew T; Sun, Luyi

    2017-02-28

    Yb(3+)-doped phosphate glasses containing different amounts of SiO₂ were successfully synthesized by the conventional melt-quenching method. The influence mechanism of SiO₂ on the structural and spectroscopic properties was investigated systematically using the micro-Raman technique. It was worth noting that the glass with 26.7 mol % SiO₂ possessed the longest fluorescence lifetime (1.51 ms), the highest gain coefficient (1.10 ms·pm²), the maximum Stark splitting manifold of ²F7/2 level (781 cm(-1)), and the largest scalar crystal-field NJ and Yb(3+) asymmetry degree. Micro-Raman spectra revealed that introducing SiO₂ promoted the formation of P=O linkages, but broke the P=O linkages when the SiO₂ content was greater than 26.7 mol %. Based on the previous (29)Si MAS NMR experimental results, these findings further demonstrated that the formation of [SiO₆] may significantly affect the formation of P=O linkages, and thus influences the spectroscopic properties of the glass. These results indicate that phosphosilicate glasses may have potential applications as a Yb(3+)-doped gain medium for solid-state lasers and optical fiber amplifiers.

  6. Microchip Yb:CaLnAlO4 lasers with up to 91% slope efficiency.

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    Loiko, Pavel; Serres, Josep Maria; Mateos, Xavier; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun; Jambunathan, Venkatesan; Navratil, Petr; Lucianetti, Antonio; Mocek, Tomas; Zhang, Xuzhao; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin; Aguiló, Magdalena; Díaz, Francesc; Major, Arkady

    2017-07-01

    Multi-watt continuous-wave (CW) operation of tetragonal rare-earth calcium aluminate Yb:CaLnAlO4(Ln=Gd,Y)) crystals in plano-plano microchip lasers was demonstrated with an almost quantum-defect-limited slope efficiency. Pumped at 978 nm by an InGaAs laser diode, a 3.4 mm long 8 at. % Yb:CaGdAlO4 laser generated 7.79 W at 1057-1065 nm with a slope efficiency of η=84% (with respect to the absorbed pump power). An even higher η=91% was achieved with a 2.5 mm long 3 at. % Yb:CaYAlO4 laser, from which 5.06 W were extracted at 1048-1056 nm. Both lasers produced linearly polarized output (σ-polarization) with an almost circular diffraction-limited beam (Mx,y2<1.1). The output performance of the developed lasers was modeled, yielding an internal loss coefficient as low as 0.004-0.007  cm-1. In addition, their spectroscopic properties were revisited.

  7. Real-time dosimetry with Yb-doped silica optical fibres.

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    Veronese, Ivan; Chiodini, Norberto; Cialdi, Simone; d'Ippolito, Eduardo; Fasoli, Mauro; Gallo, Salvatore; La Torre, Stefano; Mones, Eleonora; Vedda, Anna; Loi, Gianfranco

    2017-05-21

    Over the years, many efforts have been made to develop radiation detectors to handle the complex issues of small field dosimetry and achieve the increasing accuracy, precision and in vivo dose monitoring required by the new advanced treatment modalities. In this context, interest has surged in the development of sensors based on scintillating optical fibres. In this paper, the near-infrared radioluminescence and dosimetric properties of Yb-doped silica optical fibres, coupled with a laboratory prototype based on an avalanche photodiode, were studied by irradiating the fibres with photons and electron beams generated by a Varian Trilogy accelerator. The performance of the system in standard and small field sizes has also been investigated, comparing the output factor, percentage depth dose and off-axis ratio measurements of the prototypal detector with other commercial sensors, including the Exradin W1 scintillator. The results of this study demonstrate that the drawback due to the stem effect in Yb-doped silica optical fibres can be managed in a simple but effective way by optical filtering. The robustness of the system in complex dosimetric scenarios and the accuracy and precision achieved by Yb-doped fibres in relative dose assessments suggest an effective use of the system for real-time in vivo dosimetry applications.

  8. Yb(3+) heavily doped photonic crystal fiber lasers prepared by the glass phase-separation technology.

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    Chu, Yingbo; Yang, Yu; Hu, Xiongwei; Chen, Zhangru; Ma, Yunxiu; Liu, Yongguang; Wang, Yibo; Liao, Lei; Xing, Yinbin; Li, Haiqing; Peng, Jinggagn; Dai, Nengli; Li, Jinyan; Yang, Luyun

    2017-10-02

    We report a Yb(3+) heavily doped photonic crystal fiber with 30 μm core diameter manufactured for the first time by an alternative technique. Silica core rods with a diameter of 3 mm and a length of 280 mm were prepared by the sodium-borosilicate glass phase-separation technology. The measurements show that the fiber has an Yb(3+) concentration of 22810 ppm by weight, and a resultant absorption of approximately 8.5 dB/m at 976 nm. The Yb(3+) ions are distributed throughout the fiber core with an excellent homogeneity. The laser performance demonstrates a high slope efficiency of 64.5% for laser emission at 1033.4 nm and a low power threshold of 3 W within a short fiber length of 1 m. This novel approach provides an alternative means of preparing large active silica rods with high doping levels and excellent material homogeneity for large mode area fibers with complex designs.

  9. UV by the fourth harmonic generation of compact side-pumped Yb:YAG laser emission

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    Cole, Brian; McIntosh, Chris; Hays, Alan; Dilazaro, Tom; Goldberg, Lew

    2016-03-01

    We present a compact, side pumped passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser that was operated in a burst mode with pump durations of 2-4 ms at low duty cycles. Intra-pump pulse Q-switched pulse repetition frequencies varied from 5-20 kHz depending on the transmission of the Cr:YAG saturable absorber, which was varied from 70% to 94%. Pump duration, pulse repetition frequency and output coupler reflectivity were optimized to yield maximum Yb:YAG laser average power and laser efficiency, while providing sufficient peak intensity, typically 0.3-1 MW, to enable efficient forth harmonic generation (FHG). Pulse energies and durations were in ranges of 0.3-1.8 mJ and 1.5-7ns, respectively, dependent on the unbleached transmission of the Cr:YAG saturable absorber. We achieved an optical efficiency of greater than 15% for the Yb:YAG laser. Extra-cavity 515 nm second harmonic generation (SHG) was achieved using a 5mm long KTP crystal. The 515 nm light was then frequency doubled by focusing it into a 7mm long BBO crystal, resulting in a 15% conversion efficiency from 1030nm to 257.5 nm, with an average UV power greater than 100 mW.

  10. Magnetoelectric effect in ytterbium aluminum borate YbAl3(BO3)4

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    Ivanov, V. Yu.; Kuzmenko, A. M.; Mukhin, A. A.

    2017-04-01

    The anisotropic magnetoelectric properties of an ytterbium aluminum borate YbAl (BO single crystal having noncentrosymmetric crystal structure (space group R32) are studied, including the orientational, field, and temperature dependences of the polarization in magnetic fields up to 5 T in the temperature range of 2-300 K. It has been shown experimentally for the first time that the symmetry of the observed magnetoelectric effects exactly corresponds to the trigonal structure of the crystal and is characterized by two quadratic magnetoelectric constants. The polarization in the basal plane P a, b is a quadratic function of the field at low fields and reaches 250-300 μC/m2 in a field of 5 T at a temperature of 2 K, almost an order of magnitude exceeding the previously reported values. A theoretical model based on the spin Hamiltonian of the ground Kramers doublet of Yb3+ ions in the crystal field is proposed including magnetoelectric interactions allowed by the symmetry. This model makes it possible to quantitatively describe all observed magnetic and magnetoelectric properties of YbAl3(BO3)4.

  11. A process for the separation of {sup 177}Lu from neutron irradiated {sup 176}Yb targets

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    Horwitz, E.P. [PG Research Foundation, Inc., 8205 S. Cass Ave., Suite 106, Darien, IL 60561 (United States)]. E-mail: phorwitz@pgrf.com; McAlister, D.R. [PG Research Foundation, Inc., 8205 S. Cass Ave., Suite 106, Darien, IL 60561 (United States); Bond, A.H. [PG Research Foundation, Inc., 8205 S. Cass Ave., Suite 106, Darien, IL 60561 (United States); Barrans, R.E. [PG Research Foundation, Inc., 8205 S. Cass Ave., Suite 106, Darien, IL 60561 (United States); Williamson, J.M. [Eichrom Technologies, Inc., 8205 S. Cass Ave., Suite 106, Darien, IL 60561 (United States)

    2005-07-01

    A conceptual flowsheet has been developed for the separation of {sup 177}Lu from a 300 mg neutron irradiated {sup 176}Yb enriched target. The key component of the process is an extraction chromatographic (EXC) resin containing 2-ethylhexyl 2-ethylhexylphosphonic acid (HEH[EHP]) sorbed onto a 25-53 {mu}m Amberchrom CG-71 substrate. The process is divided into three sections: (1) front-end target removal system (2) primary separation system and (3) secondary separation system. Each section involves the separation of Yb and Lu using the HEH[EHP] resin followed by concentration and acid adjustment of the Lu-rich eluate using an EXC material containing a diglycolamide extractant. The use of the diglycolamide EXC material is a significant feature of the flowsheet, allowing one to avoid lengthy evaporations and acidity adjustments between successive HEH[EHP] column runs while removing adventitious impurities from the {sup 177}Lu. The overall recovery of {sup 177}Lu is estimated at 73% with an overall decontamination factor from Yb of 10{sup 6}. The overall processing time can be as short as 4 h.

  12. Frequency ratios of Sr, Yb and Hg based optical lattice clocks and their applications

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    Takamoto, Masao; Das, Manoj; Nemitz, Nils; Ohkubo, Takuya; Yamanaka, Kazuhiro; Ohmae, Noriaki; Takano, Tetsushi; Akatsuka, Tomoya; Yamaguchi, Atsushi; Katori, Hidetoshi

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the recent progress of optical lattice clocks with neutral strontium ($^{87}$Sr), ytterbium ($^{171}$Yb) and mercury ($^{199}$Hg) atoms. In particular, we present frequency comparison between the clocks locally via an optical frequency comb and between two Sr clocks at remote sites using a phase-stabilized fibre link. We first review cryogenic Sr optical lattice clocks that reduce the room-temperature blackbody radiation shift by two orders of magnitude and serve as a reference in the following clock comparisons. Similar physical properties of Sr and Yb atoms, such as transition wavelengths and vapour pressure, have allowed our development of a compatible clock for both species. A cryogenic Yb clock is evaluated by referencing a Sr clock. We also report on a Hg clock, which shows one order of magnitude less sensitivity to blackbody radiation, while its large nuclear charge makes the clock sensitive to the variation of fine-structure constant. Connecting all three types of clocks by an o...

  13. Nanomaterials Doped with Eu3+,Tb3+, Tm3+,Er3+, and Yb3+ Ions

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Luminescence, energy transfer, and upconversion mechanisms of nanophosphors (Y2O3 : Eu3+, Tb3+, Y2O3 : Tm3+, Y2O3 : Er3+, Yb3+ both in particle and colloidal forms were studied. The structure, phase, and morphology of the nanopowders and nanocolloidal media were determined by high-resolution TEM and X-ray diffraction. It was shown that the obtained nanoparticles have a round-spherical shape with average size in the range of 4 to 20 nm. Energy transfer was observed for Y2O3 : Eu3+, Tb3+ colloidal and powders, upconversion transitions were observed for both Y2O3 : Er3+ and Y2O3 : Er3+, Yb3+ nanophosphors. The dependence of photoluminescence (PL spectra and decay times on doping concentration has been investigated. The infrared to visible conversion of emission in Y2O3 : Er3+, Yb3+ system was analyzed and discussed aiming to be applied in the photonic technology.

  14. Intense infrared upconversion luminescence of NaGdF4:Yb/Tm with controlled intensity

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    Chen, X.; Vanacken, J.; Han, J.; Zhong, Z.; Li, L.; Han, Y.; Liu, Y.; Moshchalkov, V. V.

    2017-04-01

    Nanoparticles with different core@shell structures (NaGdF4:Yb/Tm@NaLnF4 with Ln = lanthanide) were successfully synthesized for luminescence upconversion from 980 nm to 800 nm. The upconversion luminescence of the core@shell nanoparticles (NaGdF4:Yb/Tm@NaGdF4) has a much stronger infrared emission centered at 800 nm than that of the core-only nanoparticles (NaGdF4:Yb/Tm). This is not only due to the removal of surface defects of the core nanoparticles by the shell, which results in the decrease of the luminescence quenching, but also due to the breaking of the crystal field symmetry around the Tm3+ ion. By replacing the NaGdF4 shell with an NaYF4, the emission could further be enhanced. We suggest that the breaking of the crystal field symmetry plays also in this case a key role for further enhancement of upconversion emission. The importance of this asymmetry was further revealed by investigating the energy transfer between Er3+ ion in the shell and the Tm3+ ion of the core nanoparticle.

  15. Isotopes in Condensed Matter

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    G Plekhanov, Vladimir

    2013-01-01

    This book provides a concise introduction to the newly created sub-discipline of solid state physics isotopetronics. The role of isotopes in materials and their properties are describe  in this book. The problem of the enigma of the atomic mass in microphysics is briefly discussed.  The range of the applications of isotopes is wide: from biochemical process in living organisms to modern technical applications in quantum information. Isotopetronics promises to improve nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices. With numerous illustrations this book is useful to researchers, engineers and graduate students.

  16. Highly uniform α-NaYF4:Yb/Er hollow microspheres and their application as drug carrier.

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    Han, Yunhua; Gai, Shili; Ma, Ping'an; Wang, Liuzhen; Zhang, Milin; Huang, Shaohua; Yang, Piaoping

    2013-08-19

    Highly uniform α-NaYF4:Yb/Er hollow microspheres have been successfully prepared via a simple two-step route. First, the core-shell structured MF@Y(OH)CO3:Yb/Er precursor was fabricated by a urea-based homogeneous precipitation method using colloidal melamine formaldehyde (MF) microspheres as template. Then the Y(OH)CO3:Yb/Er precursor was transformed into hollow NaYF4:Yb/Er (α and β mixed phase) by a subsequent solvothermal method, and MF microspheres were dissolved in the solvent simultaneously. The mixed phase of NaYF4:Yb/Er was transferred into pure α-NaYF4:Yb/Er by calcination. The as-prepared hollow microspheres were well characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrum (EDS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and upconversion (UC) luminescence spectroscopy. It is found that the template can be removed without additional calcination or etching process. α-NaYF4:Yb/Er hollow microspheres exhibit bright upconversion (UC) luminescence under 980 nm laser diode (LD) excitation. Furthermore, the hollow microspheres show sustained and pH-dependent doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) release properties; in particular, the emission intensity increases with the release amount of drug, making the release process able to be tracked or monitored by the change of the emission intensity, which demonstrates the high potential of this kind of hollow fluorescent material in drug delivery fields.

  17. Cubic Yb3+-activated Y6MoO12 micro-powder - optical material operating in NIR region

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    Bieza, M.; Guzik, M.; Tomaszewicz, E.; Guyot, Y.; Boulon, G.

    2017-01-01

    We present Yb3+-doped Y6MoO12 solid solutions as a very promising NIR emitting phosphor with some hope to obtain them in the nearest future in the form of transparent ceramics due to their cubic structure. The samples are crystallizing in the cubic system with the space group Fm-3m. To perform a full structural and spectroscopic analysis on the well crystallized samples they were obtained in the uniform micro-crystal forms. The ternary Y6MoO12 and Yb3+-doped Y6MoO12 solid solutions containing a large concentration range of activator (0.1, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 mol%) have been prepared by a high-temperature solid-state reaction method using the Yb2O3/Y2O3/MoO3 mixtures annealed in the air in the temperature range of 550-1550 °C for 6 h. As-obtained samples were systematically characterized by the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-Vis-NIR reflectance. Furthermore, to check the thermal stability of these molybdates the thermogravimetric analysis have been performed. Finally, the luminescent properties of Yb3+ ions activated Y6MoO12 microcrystals were investigated by using the high resolution absorption and emission techniques including the site selective spectroscopy at room and low temperatures. Basing on the absorption and emission spectra the Yb3+ electronic energy levels diagram has been proposed for the main site. The concentration quenching mechanism of Yb3+ ion in this host lattice was also discussed. Obtained results have demonstrated that Yb3+-doped Y6MoO12 microcrystals exhibited good luminescent properties and possess many advantages compared to other compounds based on molybdates and might have potential applications in the laser technology.

  18. Antimicrobial peptide LL-37 promotes the viability and invasion of skin squamous cell carcinoma by upregulating YB-1

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    Wang, Wei; Zheng, Yan; Jia, Jinjing; Li, Changji; Duan, Qiqi; Li, Ruilian; Wang, Xin; Shao, Yongping; Chen, Caifeng; Yan, Huling

    2017-01-01

    Antimicrobial peptide LL-37 serves a function in the host defense against microbial invasion, and also regulates cell proliferation, immune activity and angiogenesis. Previous studies have reported that LL-37 participates in the development of numerous tumour types, such as ovarian cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and breast cancer. However, the function of LL-37 in the development of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has not yet been fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was to investigate how LL-37 promotes the expression of Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1) in SCC. Short interfering RNA (siRNA) was used to inhibit the expression of YB-1, and in vitro MTT and Transwell migration assays were used to evaluate the effect of reduced YB-1 on the viability and invasion of A431 cells. A431 cells were stimulated with LL-37, and quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence and western blot analyses were used to detect changes in YB-1 expression. Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase, mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway inhibitors were also used to evaluate the mechanism of LL-37-induced YB-1 protein expression. It was found that YB-1 expression was increased in SCC tissue compared with normal tissue. Inhibiting YB-1 expression using siRNA significantly reduced the viability and suppressed the invasion of tumour cells (P1 protein expression (P1, LL-37 can promote the occurrence and development of SCC, and this process involves the NF-κB signaling pathway. PMID:28672959

  19. Near infrared absorbing near infrared emitting highly-sensitive luminescent nanothermometer based on Nd(3+) to Yb(3+) energy transfer.

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    Marciniak, Ł; Bednarkiewicz, A; Stefanski, M; Tomala, R; Hreniak, D; Strek, W

    2015-10-07

    A new type of near infrared absorbing near infrared emitting (NANE) luminescent nanothermometer is presented, with a physical background that relies on efficient Nd(3+) to Yb(3+) energy transfer under 808 nm photo-excitation. The emission spectra of LiLa0.9-xNd0.1YbxP4O12 (x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5) nanocrystals were measured in a wide 100-700 °C temperature range. The ratio between the Nd(3+) ((4)F3/2→(4)I9/2) and Yb(3+) ((2)F5/2→(2)F7/2) luminescence bands, and the thermometer sensitivity were found to be strongly dependent on the Yb(3+) concentration. These phenomenological relations were discussed in terms of the competition between three phenomena, namely (a) Nd(3+)→ Yb(3+) phonon assisted energy transfer, (b) Yb(3+)→ Nd(3+) back energy transfer and (c) energy diffusion between Yb(3+) ions. The highest sensitivity of the temperature measurement was found for x = 0.5 (LiLa0.4Nd0.1Yb0.5P4O12), which was equal to 4 × 10(-3) K(-1) at 330 K. In stark contrast to conventional approaches, the proposed phosphate host matrix allows for a high level of doping, and thus, owing to the negligible concentration quenching, the presented luminophores exhibit a high absorption cross section and bright emission. Moreover, such optical remote thermometers, whose excitation and emission wavelengths are weakly scattered or absorbed and fall into the optical transmission window of the skin, may therefore become a practical solution for biomedical applications, such as remote control of thermotherapy.

  20. Precise and accurate isotopic measurements using multiple-collector ICPMS

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    Albarède, F.; Telouk, Philippe; Blichert-Toft, Janne; Boyet, Maud; Agranier, Arnaud; Nelson, Bruce

    2004-06-01

    New techniques of isotopic measurements by a new generation of mass spectrometers equipped with an inductively-coupled-plasma source, a magnetic mass filter, and multiple collection (MC-ICPMS) are quickly developing. These techniques are valuable because of (1) the ability of ICP sources to ionize virtually every element in the periodic table, and (2) the large sample throughout. However, because of the complex trajectories of multiple ion beams produced in the plasma source whether from the same or different elements, the acquisition of precise and accurate isotopic data with this type of instrument still requires a good understanding of instrumental fractionation processes, both mass-dependent and mass-independent. Although physical processes responsible for the instrumental mass bias are still to be understood more fully, we here present a theoretical framework that allows for most of the analytical limitations to high precision and accuracy to be overcome. After a presentation of unifying phenomenological theory for mass-dependent fractionation in mass spectrometers, we show how this theory accounts for the techniques of standard bracketing and of isotopic normalization by a ratio of either the same or a different element, such as the use of Tl to correct mass bias on Pb. Accuracy is discussed with reference to the concept of cup efficiencies. Although these can be simply calibrated by analyzing standards, we derive a straightforward, very general method to calculate accurate isotopic ratios from dynamic measurements. In this study, we successfully applied the dynamic method to Nd and Pb as examples. We confirm that the assumption of identical mass bias for neighboring elements (notably Pb and Tl, and Yb and Lu) is both unnecessary and incorrect. We further discuss the dangers of straightforward standard-sample bracketing when chemical purification of the element to be analyzed is imperfect. Pooling runs to improve precision is acceptable provided the pooled

  1. Design of an Yb-169 source optimized for gold nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy

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    Reynoso, Francisco J.; Manohar, Nivedh [Nuclear/Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0405 (United States); Krishnan, Sunil [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Cho, Sang Hyun, E-mail: scho@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Physics and Department of Imaging Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2014-10-15

    Purpose: To find an optimum design of a new high-dose rate ytterbium (Yb)-169 brachytherapy source that would maximize the dose enhancement during gold nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy (GNRT), while meeting practical constraints for manufacturing a clinically relevant brachytherapy source. Methods: Four different Yb-169 source designs were considered in this investigation. The first three source models had a single encapsulation made of one of the following materials: aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel. The last source model adopted a dual encapsulation design with an inner aluminum capsule surrounding the Yb-core and an outer titanium capsule. Monte Carlo (MC) simulations using the Monte Carlo N-Particle code version 5 (MCNP5) were conducted initially to investigate the spectral changes caused by these four source designs and the associated variations in macroscopic dose enhancement across the tumor loaded with gold nanoparticles (GNPs) at 0.7% by weight. Subsequent MC simulations were performed using the EGSnrc and NOREC codes to determine the secondary electron spectra and microscopic dose enhancement as a result of irradiating the GNP-loaded tumor with the MCNP-calculated source spectra. Results: Effects of the source filter design were apparent in the current MC results. The intensity-weighted average energy of the Yb-169 source varied from 108.9 to 122.9 keV, as the source encapsulation material changed from aluminum to stainless steel. Accordingly, the macroscopic dose enhancement calculated at 1 cm away from the source changed from 51.0% to 45.3%. The sources encapsulated by titanium and aluminum/titanium combination showed similar levels of dose enhancement, 49.3% at 1 cm, and average energies of 113.0 and 112.3 keV, respectively. While the secondary electron spectra due to the investigated source designs appeared to look similar in general, some differences were noted especially in the low energy region (<50 keV) of the spectra suggesting the

  2. Discoveries of isotopes by fission

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    About 3000 different isotopes have been discovered until now. A recent compilation sum- marized details of the discovery of all isotopes [1–4] including the year, laboratory and country of discovery as well as the production mechanism used to produce the isotopes. Fission, one of the largest contributing production ...

  3. Ytterbium doped silicon clusters YbSi{sub n} (n = 4–10) and their anions: Structures, thermochemistry, and electron affinities

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    Xie, Xiaohong [School of Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051 (China); Hao, Dongsheng [School of Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051 (China); School of Mining and Technology, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051 (China); Yang, Jucai, E-mail: yangjc@imut.edu.cn [School of Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051 (China); School of Energy and Power Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051 (China)

    2015-11-05

    Highlights: • The ground-state structure of YbSi{sub n} and its anion is substitutional structure. • The four DFT AEAs are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. • Theoretical AEA of 2.33 eV of YbSi{sub 9} is more reasonable than the experimental 2.60 eV. • Hardness analysis reveals that doping Yb to Si{sub n} raises photochemical sensitivity. • Relative stabilities of YbSi{sub n} and their anions are examined. - Abstract: The structures, electron affinities, dissociation energies, hardness, and dipole moments of YbSi{sub n} (n = 4–10) and their anions were examined using B3LYP, TPSSh, PBE and wB97X methods. The lowest-energy structures can be regarded as replacing a Si of the ground-state structure of Si{sub n+1} with a Yb atom. The theoretical adiabatic electron affinities (AEAs) of YbSi{sub n} are in excellent agreement with experimental data. The average absolute errors from experiment are by 0.08, 0.07, 0.05 and 0.08 eV at the B3LYP, the TPSSh, the PBE and the wB97X levels, respectively. Theoretical AEAs of 2.33 ± 0.05 eV for YbSi{sub 9} are more reliable than the experimental value of 2.60 ± 0.05 eV. The hardness analysis reveals that doping Yb atom to Si{sub n} (n = 4–10) clusters raises the photochemical sensitivity. The dissociation energies of Yb atom from YbSi{sub n} and their anions were calculated to examine relative stabilities.

  4. Nd, Sr and Pb isotopic composition of metasomatised xenoliths from the backarc Patagonian Mantle Wedge: Insights into the origin of the uprising melts

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    Zanetti, Alberto; Mazzucchelli, Maurizio; Hemond, Christope; Cipriani, Anna; Bertotto, Gustavo W.; Cingolani, Carlos; Vannucci, Riccardo

    2010-05-01

    Information about the geochemical composition of metasomatic melts migrating through the Patagonian mantle wedge is provided by the ultramafic xenoliths occurrence of Tres Lagos (TL; lat. 49.13°S, long. 71.18°W), Argentina. Such a locality is placed at the eastern border of the Meseta de la Muerte backarc basaltic plateau, where a post-plateau volcanic diatreme contains mantle xenoliths in both pyroclastites and lavas. Its latitude corresponds with the Northern limit of the Austral Volcanic Arc (AVZ), which is separated from the Southern Volcanic Zone (SVZ) by a gap in the arc magmatism ranging between 49° and 46°30' latitude S. The analysed xenoliths have been distinguished into two groups (Group 1 & 2). Group 1 consists of lherzolites and harzburgites, whereas Group 2 is formed by harzburgites. The texture of the Group 1 lherzolites varies from protogranular to granoblastic to porphyroblastic, whereas Group 1 harzburgites have always granoblastic texture. Group 2 harzburgites have granular texture, which may change to porphyroblastic owing to the random concentration of large olivine and orthopyroxene crystals. The clinopyroxenes (Cpx) from Group 1 lherzolites have PM-normalised REE patterns ranging from LREE-depleted (LaN/SmN= 0.24-0.37), to LREE-enriched (LaN/YbN up to 4.08) and spoon-shaped: the latter have minimum at Pr and Pr-Yb concentrations similar to those shown by the LREE-depleted Cpx. The Cpx from Group 1 harzburgites have lower REE concentrations with respect to the lherzolite ones and their REE patterns vary from HREE-enriched, steadily fractionated, (LaN/YbN = 0.21-0.35, Ybn ~ 1-2) to spoon-shaped (LaN/SmN = 2.81; SmN/YbN = 0.89; YbN ~ 3. The Cpx from the Group 2 harzburgites have convex-upward (LaN/SmN = 0.31; SmN/YbN = 1.50) to LREE-enriched (LaN/YbN = 2.94) patterns. The Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic compositions of the Group 1 clinopyroxenes form arrays spanning from DM to the field delimited by the TL basaltic lavas, pointing to EMI end

  5. Quasi one-dimensional electronic structure of ferromagnetic heavy fermion YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2}

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    Friedemann, Sven; Goh, Swee K.; Sutherland, Michael; Grosche, F. Malte [University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory (United Kingdom); Krellner, Cornelius [Physikalisches Institut, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Geibel, Christoph; Rosner, Helge; Brando, Manuel; Steglich, Frank [Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany)

    2013-07-01

    Quantum critical phenomena can be studied in great detail in lanthanide based heavy-fermion systems. Up to now, however, only materials with antiferromagnetic ground state were found. In the new heavy fermion material YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} a clear ferromagnetic transition is observed at T{sub C} = 0.17 K. YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} has the prospect for studying ferromagnetic quantum criticality. Above the transition temperature strong evidence is found for the vicinity of YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} to a quantum critical point: the specific heat diverges in a power-law form and the resistivity follows a linear temperature dependence. We present first Shubnikov-de Haas measurements in combination with electronic band structure calculations. The electronic structure is dominated by parallel disconnected sheets in accordance with the crystal structure featuring quasi-one-dimensional chains of Yb. The observed Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations are assigned to small quasi-two-dimensional portions of the Fermi surface. The experimentally observed mass enhancement of these orbits reflects the heavy-fermion character of YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2}.

  6. Influence of the powder preparation on the sintering of Yb-doped Sc 2O 3 transparent ceramics

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    Bravo, A. C.; Longuet, L.; Autissier, D.; Baumard, J. F.; Vissie, P.; Longuet, J. L.

    2009-03-01

    We report the preparation and the sintering of high quality Yb:Sc 2O 3 powders with the ultimate intent to make transparent Yb:Sc 2O 3 ceramics for laser applications. The aim of the study is to compare two routes of powder preparation and observe the influence of the powder processing on the sintering of Yb-doped Sc 2O 3 ceramics. The powders were prepared (i) either from commercial oxides by a classical ceramic way (solid state reaction process) (ii) or by a wet chemical route. In that case, a carbonate precursor was synthesized by a coprecipitation method from a mixed solution of scandium and ytterbium nitrates using aqueous ammonium hydrogen carbonate as a precipitating agent. The Yb:Sc 2O 3 powder was obtained after heat treatment of the carbonate precursor at 700 °C. The powders prepared by these two methods were characterized by BET measurements, XRD and SEM and their sintering behaviour was investigated by dilatometry. The effects of a grinding step and of the addition of a sintering aid addition (TEOS) were investigated. The microstructures of the vacuum sintered materials were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Electron probe microanalysis allowed to characterize the repartition of the dopant Yb 3+ in the Sc 2O 3 matrix. Translucent ceramics with densities close to 99% were obtained in the best conditions.

  7. Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+}co-doped bismuth molybdate nanosheets upconversion photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity

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    Adhikari, Rajesh; Gyawali, Gobinda; Cho, Sung Hun [Research Center for Eco-Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Sun Moon University (Korea, Republic of); Narro-García, R. [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. P.1-948, León, Gto. 37150, México (Mexico); Sekino, Tohru [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University (Japan); Lee, Soo Wohn, E-mail: swlee@sunmoon.ac.kr [Research Center for Eco-Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Sun Moon University (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-01-15

    In this paper, we report the microwave hydrothermal synthesis of Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} upconversion photocatalyst. Crystal structure, morphology, elemental composition, optical properties and BET surface area were analyzed in detail. Infrared to visible upconversion luminescence at 532 nm and 546 nm of the co-doped samples was investigated under excitation at 980 nm. The results revealed that the co-doping of Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} into Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} exhibited enhanced photocatalytic activity for the decomposition of rhodamine B under simulated solar light irradiation. Enhanced photocatalytic activity can be attributed to the energy transfer between Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} and Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} via infrared to visible upconversion from Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} ion and higher surface area of the Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} nanosheets. Therefore, this synthetic approach may exhibit a better alternative to fabricate upconversion photocatalyst for integral solar light absorption. - Graphical abstract: Schematic illustration of the upconversion photocatalysis. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} upconversion photocatalyst is successfully synthesized. • We obtained the nanosheets having high surface area. • Upconversion of IR to visible light was confirmed. • Upconversion phenomena can be utilized for effective photocatalysis.

  8. Two-stage pressure-induced Yb valence change in the hexagonal Laves phase YbAg2: Investigation by time differential perturbed angular γ -γ correlation spectroscopy method and density functional calculations

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    Tsvyashchenko, A. V.; Nikolaev, A. V.; Salamatin, D. A.; Velichkov, A.; Salamatin, A. V.; Novikov, A. P.; Fomicheva, L. N.; El'kin, F. S.; Bibikov, A. V.; Kozin, M. G.; Budzynski, M.

    2017-12-01

    We have studied the C14 hexagonal Laves phase of YbAg2 at normal conditions and under external pressure up to 19 GPa by the time-differential perturbed angular γ -γ correlation spectroscopy (TDPAC) using 111Cd probe nuclei. Under pressure the valence of Yb undergoes a two-stage transition from 2.8 to 3. The two-stage scenario is characterized by two distinct quadrupole frequencies of 111Cd probes in a silver sublattice, monotonically increasing with pressure and saturating at 8 and 16 GPa. Our experimental data are compared with the density functional studies of the electron band structure of YbAg2, whose results are used for discussion and interpretation of these experiments. We have found that there are two different electric field gradients at inequivalent silver sites and that 4 d states of silver participate in metal bonding, allowing for the formation of the hexagonal Laves phase.

  9. Downshifting by energy transfer in Eu3+/Yb3+ codoped Ba4La6(SiO4)6O glass ceramics

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    Zhang, W. J.; Li, X. B.; Wu, L. J.; Yu, Y. Y.; Wang, X. Z.; Liu, S. Q.; Wang, Z.; Wang, W. C.; Liu, Y.

    2017-03-01

    We report on an efficient near-infrared downshifting in Eu3+/Yb3+ codoped glass ceramics containing Ba4La6(SiO4)6O crystals. The structural and luminescence properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), static and dynamic photoemission and excitation spectroscopy. After crystallization, the doping ions are found to be selectively incorporated into the precipitated oxyapatite crystals on La3+ sites, contributing to the remarkably enhanced visible emission of Eu3+ under 394 nm excitation. The Eu3+/Yb3+ codoped glass ceramics additionally exhibits efficient near-infrared luminescence of Yb3+ around 1000 nm upon photon excitation of Eu3+ within the 300-550 nm range. The reduced visible emission and decay time of 5D0 state with Yb3+ codoping further confirm the energy transfer from Eu3+ to Yb3+, which is promoted due to the shortened distance between Eu3+ and Yb3+ within crystals. The maximum energy transfer efficiency is evaluated to be 61%. It is revealed that energy transfer process occurs predominantly through the cross relaxation of Eu3+(5D0) + Yb3+(2F7/2) → Eu3+(7F6) + Yb3+(7F5/2).

  10. Defects induced in Yb3+/Ce3+ co-doped aluminosilicate fiber glass preforms under UV and γ-ray irradiation

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    Chiesa, Mario; Mattsson, Kent Erik; Taccheo, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    A set of Ce-/Yb-co-doped silica optical fiber preform cores, differing in terms of dopant concentrations are studied by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy before and after irradiation of the samples with excimer UV laser light and γ-rays. Evidence of Yb3+ clustering in the case...

  11. Synthesis, phase evolution and optical properties of Tb(3+)-doped KF-YbF3 system materials.

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    Cao, Chunyan; Cao, Renping; Guo, Siling; Xie, An; Noh, Hyeon Mi; Jeong, Jung Hyun

    2015-08-01

    KF-YbF3 system materials have been synthesized by a hydrothermal method without any surfactant or template. By controlling the reactant ratios of KF:Yb(3+), the hydrothermal temperature and the pH of the prepared solutions, the final products can evolve among the orthorhombic phase of YbF3, the cubic phase of KYb3F10 and the cubic phase of KYbF4. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of the samples prove the phase evolution of the final products. The morphologies of the samples were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) images and the evolution of the morphology is consistent with that of the crystalline phases. The optical properties of Tb(3+) in the samples were characterized by PL excitation and emission spectra, as well as luminescent decay curves. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Labeling of HeLa cells using ZrO2:Yb3+-Er3+ nanoparticles with upconversion emission

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    Ceja-Fdez, Andrea; López-Luke, Tzarara; Oliva, Jorge; Vivero-Escoto, Juan; Gonzalez-Yebra, Ana Lilia; Rojas, Ruben A. Rodriguez; Martínez-Pérez, Andrea; de la Rosa, Elder

    2015-04-01

    This work reports the synthesis, structural characterization, and optical properties of ZrO2:Yb3+-Er3+ (2-1 mol%) nanocrystals. The nanoparticles were coated with 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane (APTES) and further modified with biomolecules, such as Biotin-Anti-rabbit (mouse IgG) and rabbit antibody-AntiKi-67, through a conjugation method. The conjugation was successfully confirmed by Fourier transform infrared, zeta potential, and dynamic light scattering. The internalization of the conjugated nanoparticles in human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells was followed by two-photon confocal microscopy. The ZrO2:Yb3+-Er3+ nanocrystals exhibited strong red emission under 970-nm excitation. Moreover, the luminescence change due to the addition of APTES molecules and biomolecules on the nanocrystals was also studied. These results demonstrate that ZrO2:Yb3+-Er3+ nanocrystals can be successfully functionalized with biomolecules to develop platforms for biolabeling and bioimaging.

  13. Frequency conversion between UV and telecom wavelengths in a lithium niobate waveguide for quantum communication with Yb+ trapped ions

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    Kasture, Sachin; Haylock, Ben; Boes, Andreas; Mitchell, Arnan; Streed, Erik W; Lobino, Mirko

    2016-01-01

    We study and demonstrate the frequency conversion of UV radiation, resonant with 369.5 nm transition in Yb+ ions to the C-band wavelength 1580.3 nm and vice-versa using a reverse proton-exchanged waveguide in periodically poled lithium niobate. Our integrated device can interface trapped Yb+ ions with telecom infrastructure for the realization of an Yb+ based quantum repeater protocol and to efficiently distribute entanglement over long distances. We analyse the single photon frequency conversion efficiency from the 369.525 nm to the telecom wavelength and its dependence on pump power, device length and temperature. The single-photon noise generated by spontaneous Raman scattering of the pump is also measured. From this analysis we estimate a single photon conversion efficiency of 9% is achievable with our technology with almost complete suppression of the Raman noise.

  14. Magnetic tuning of upconversion luminescence in Au/NaGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanocomposite

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    Dai, Gangtao; Zhong, Zhiqiang; Wu, Xiaofeng; Zhan, Shiping; Hu, Shigang; Hu, Pan; Hu, Junshan; Wu, Shaobing; Han, Junbo; Liu, Yunxin

    2017-04-01

    Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) NaGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ have received increasing attention due to their unique optical-magnetic bifunctional properties. Here, we show that the luminescent intensity from NaGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanoparticles decreases monotonously with increasing the applied magnetic field from 0 to 37.1 T, while plasmon-enhanced upconversion luminescence in Au/NaGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanocomposite is independent of a magnetic field lower than 6 T. The surface plasmon resonances could compensate for the energetic mismatching between the excitation light and the energy-level gaps induced by magnetic field and enhance the radiative efficiency, which is the main factor for achieving this stable upconversion emission in this nanocomposite under a magnetic field not higher than 6 T. These findings provide a novel route for exploring the magnetic control of upconversion luminescence in lanthanide-doped bifunctional nanoparticles.

  15. Mid-infrared spectroscopic properties and energy transfer of Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped bismuth germanate glass.

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    Zhao, Guoying; Wang, Shikai; Fan, Huiyan; Hu, Lili

    2013-01-15

    An Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped bismuth germanate glass is synthesized and analyzed. The radiative characteristics and mid-infrared spectroscopic properties are investigated under excitation of a conventional 980 nm laser diode. The prepared glass possesses higher spontaneous transition probability (68.82 s(-1)) and larger calculated emission cross-section (7.73×10(-21) cm2) corresponding to the 4I11/2→4I13/2 transition. The calculated energy migration coefficient (CDD) among Yb3+ ions is larger than the energy transfer coefficient (CDA) from Yb3+ to Er3+, indicating the energy transfer process assisted with energy migration. The excellent spectroscopic properties along with the outstanding thermal stability suggest that this glass may become an attractive host for developing solid state lasers operating in the mid-infrared range. Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Apatite in Northwest Africa 7034: A Record of the "Intermediate" H-Isotopic Reservoir in the Martian Crust?

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    McCubbin, F. M.; Barnes, J. J.; Santos, A. R.; Boyce, J. W.; Anand, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Agee, C. B.

    2016-01-01

    Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and its pairings comprise a regolith breccia with a basaltic bulk composition [1] that yields a better match than any other martian meteorite to visible-infrared reflectance spectra of the martian surface measured from orbit [2]. The composition of the fine-grained matrix within NWA 7034 bears a striking resemblance to the major element composition estimated for the martian crust, with several exceptions. The NWA 7034 matrix is depleted in Fe, Ti, and Cr and enriched in Al, Na, and P [3]. The differences in Al and Fe are the most substantial, but the Fe content of NWA 7034 matrix falls within the range reported for the southern highlands crust [6]. It was previously suggested by [4] that NWA 7034 was sourced from the southern highlands based on the ancient 4.4 Ga ages recorded in NWA 7034/7533 zircons [4, 5]. In addition, the NWA 7034 matrix material is enriched in incompatible trace elements by a factor of 1.2-1.5 [7] relative to estimates of the bulk martian crust. The La/Yb ratio of the bulk martian crust is estimated to be approximately 3 [7], and the La/Yb of the NWA 7034 matrix materials ranges from approximately 3.9 to 4.4 [3, 8], indicating a higher degree of LREE enrichment in the NWA 7034 matrix materials. This elevated La/Yb ratio and enrichment in incompatible lithophile trace elements is consistent with NWA 7034 representing a more geochemically enriched crustal terrain than is represented by the bulk martian crust, which would be expected if NWA 7034 represents the bulk crust from the southern highlands. Given the similarities between NWA 7034 and the martian crust, NWA 7034 may represent an important sample for constraining the composition of the martian crust, particularly the ancient highlands. In the present study, we seek to constrain the H isotopic composition of the martian crust using Cl-rich apatite in NWA 7034. Usui et al., [9] recently proposed that a H isotopic reservoir exists within the martian crust that has

  17. A measure of monopole inertia in the quantum spin ice Yb2Ti2O7

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    Pan, Lidong; Laurita, N. J.; Ross, Kate A.; Gaulin, Bruce D.; Armitage, N. P.

    2016-04-01

    An important and continuing theme of modern solid state physics is the realization of exotic excitations in materials, known as quasiparticles, that have no analogy in the actual physical vacuum of free space. Although they are not fundamental, such quasiparticles do constitute the most basic description of the excited states of the `vacuum' in which they reside. In this regard the magnetic textures of the excited states of spin ices, magnetic pyrochlore oxides with dominant Ising interactions, have been proposed to behave as effective magnetic charge monopoles. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments have established the pyrochlore material Yb2Ti2O7 (YbTO) as a quantum spin ice, where, in addition to the Ising interactions, there are substantial transverse terms that may induce quantum dynamics and--in principle--coherent monopole motion. Here we report a combined time-domain terahertz spectroscopy (TDTS) and microwave cavity study of YbTO to probe its complex dynamic magnetic susceptibility. We find that the form of the susceptibility is consistent with that of a monopole gas, and a magnetic monopole conductivity can be defined and measured. Using the phase sensitive capabilities of these techniques, we observe a sign change in the reactive part of the magnetic response. In generic models of magnetic excitations this is possible only by introducing inertial effects, such as a mass-dependent term, to the equations of motion. Analogous to conventional electric charge systems, measurement of the conductivity's spectral weight allows us to derive a value for the magnetic monopole mass. Our results support the idea of magnetic monopoles of quantum spin ice as the true coherently propagating quasiparticles of this system.

  18. YB-1 dependent virotherapy in combination with temozolomide as a multimodal therapy approach to eradicate malignant glioma.

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    Holzmüller, Regina; Mantwill, Klaus; Haczek, Cornelia; Rognoni, Emanuel; Anton, Martina; Kasajima, Atsuko; Weichert, Wilko; Treue, Denise; Lage, Hermann; Schuster, Tibor; Schlegel, Jürgen; Gänsbacher, Bernd; Holm, Per S

    2011-09-01

    The human Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1) is known to be a promising target for cancer therapy. We have demonstrated that YB-1 plays an important role in the adenoviral life cycle by regulating the adenoviral E2-gene expression. Thus, we studied the oncolytic effect of the recombinant adenovirus Ad-Delo3-RGD, in which the transactivation domain CR3 of the E1A protein is ablated to enable viral replication only in YB-1 positive cancer cells. In vitro Southern Blot analysis and cytopathic effect assays demonstrate high anti-glioma potency, which was significantly increased in combination with temozolomide (TMZ), daunorubicin and cisplatin. Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is thought to promote the hypervascular phenotype of primary, malignant brain tumors, we also tested Ad-Delo3-RGD in regard to the inhibition of VEGF expression. Indeed, we found that Ad-Delo3-RGD induced VEGF down regulation, which was even amplified under hypoxic conditions. Tumor-bearing nudemice treated with the YB-1 dependent oncolytic adenovirus showed significantly smaller tumors than untreated controls. Furthermore, combination therapy with TMZ led to a regression in all treated animals with complete tumor regression in 33 % of analyzed mice, which was verified by bioluminescence imaging and histological studies. In addition, histopathological evaluation revealed enhanced apoptosis and a reduction in tumor vessel formation, indicating that Ad-Delo3-RGD has an anti-angiogenic effect in addition to its oncolytic capacity in vivo. Hence, our results demonstrate that the combination therapy of YB-1 dependent virotherapy and TMZ is effective in a xenograft glioma mouse model and might be useful in a YB-1 based clinical setting. Copyright © 2010 UICC.

  19. New Isotope 263Hs

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    Dragojevic, I.; Gregorich, K.E.; Dullmann, Ch.E.; Dvorak, J.; Ellison, P.A.; Gates, J.M.; Nelson, S.L.; Stavsetra, L.; Nitsche, H.

    2010-03-16

    A new isotope of Hs was produced in the reaction 208Pb(56Fe, n)263Hs at the 88-Inch Cyclotron of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Six genetically correlated nuclear decay chains have been observed and assigned to the new isotope 263Hs. The measured cross section was 21+13-8.4 pb at 276.4 MeV lab-frame center-of-target beam energy. 263Hs decays with a half-life of 0.74 ms by alpha-decay and the measured alpha-particle energies are 10.57 +- 0.06, 10.72 +- 0.06, and 10.89 +- 0.06 MeV. The experimental cross section is compared to a theoretical prediction based on the Fusion by Diffusion model [W. J. Swiatecki et al., Phys. Rev. C 71, 014602 (2005)].

  20. ISOTOPE METHODS IN HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS.

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    BULLOCK,R.M.; BENDER,B.R.

    2000-12-01

    The use of isotope labels has had a fundamentally important role in the determination of mechanisms of homogeneously catalyzed reactions. Mechanistic data is valuable since it can assist in the design and rational improvement of homogeneous catalysts. There are several ways to use isotopes in mechanistic chemistry. Isotopes can be introduced into controlled experiments and followed where they go or don't go; in this way, Libby, Calvin, Taube and others used isotopes to elucidate mechanistic pathways for very different, yet important chemistries. Another important isotope method is the study of kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) and equilibrium isotope effect (EIEs). Here the mere observation of where a label winds up is no longer enough - what matters is how much slower (or faster) a labeled molecule reacts than the unlabeled material. The most careti studies essentially involve the measurement of isotope fractionation between a reference ground state and the transition state. Thus kinetic isotope effects provide unique data unavailable from other methods, since information about the transition state of a reaction is obtained. Because getting an experimental glimpse of transition states is really tantamount to understanding catalysis, kinetic isotope effects are very powerful.

  1. High-efficiency, high-power and low threshold Yb3+:YAG ceramic laser.

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    Pirri, Angela; Alderighi, Daniele; Toci, Guido; Vannini, Matteo

    2009-12-07

    We present a high-power, high-efficiency and low threshold laser prototype based on doped ceramic Yb(3+):YAG. We achieved an output power of 9 W with a slope efficiency of 73% and a threshold of 1 W at 1030 nm in quasi-Continuous Wave (QCW). Moreover, we obtained an output power 7.7 W with a slope efficiency of 60% in Continuous Wave (CW). Finally, a characterization of a low losses tunable cavity for several laser wavelengths with an output power exceeding 5 W is reported.

  2. Combined Yb/Nd driver for optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers.

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    Michailovas, Kirilas; Baltuska, Andrius; Pugzlys, Audrius; Smilgevicius, Valerijus; Michailovas, Andrejus; Zaukevicius, Audrius; Danilevicius, Rokas; Frankinas, Saulius; Rusteika, Nerijus

    2016-09-19

    We report on the developed front-end/pump system for optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers. The system is based on a dual output fiber oscillator/power amplifier which seeds and assures all-optical synchronization of femtosecond Yb and picosecond Nd laser amplifiers operating at a central wavelength of 1030 nm and 1064 nm, respectively. At the central wavelength of 1030 nm, the fiber oscillator generates partially stretched 4 ps pulses with the spectrum supporting a scaling currently is prevented by limited dimensions of the diffraction gratings, which, because of the fast progress in MLD grating manufacturing technologies is only a temporary obstacle.

  3. Low energy magnetic excitations in superconducting YbSnPd{sub 2}

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    Giudicelli, P. E-mail: giudicel@tahoo.fr; Roessli, B.; Stunault, A.; Ollivier, J.; Amato, A.; Sugawara, H.; Bernhoeft, N

    2004-05-01

    The Heusler compound YbSnPd{sub 2} exhibits singular thermodynamic and transport properties, with coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism at low temperature (T<220 mK). The field and temperature dependencies of the low energy magnetic fluctuations have been studied by inelastic neutron scattering, for temperatures down to 60 mK and magnetic fields up to 2.5 T. We report the observation of a novel excitation characteristic of a magnetic-fluid in addition to the anticipated Zeeman doublet of a {gamma}{sub 7} crystalline electric field ground state.

  4. Numerical analysis of fast saturable absorber mode-locked Yb(3+) lasers under large modulation depth.

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    Tokurakawa, Masaki; Shirakawa, Akira

    2015-10-05

    Numerical analysis of fast saturable absorber mode-locked Yb(3+)-doped solid state lasers is reported. The analysis includes a special case in which the spectral bandwidth of the short pulse is larger than the fluorescence bandwidth of the gain material. The relationship between the available shortest pulse duration and modulation depth for a standard bulk and thin disk laser geometries with several gain materials are shown. The characteristic phenomena observed in our previous Kerr-lens mode-locked laser experiments were reproduced in the simulation.

  5. Mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser emitting broadband pulses at ultralow repetition rates.

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    Bowen, Patrick; Erkintalo, Miro; Provo, Richard; Harvey, John D; Broderick, Neil G R

    2016-11-15

    We report on an environmentally stable, Yb-doped, all-normal dispersion, mode-locked fiber laser that is capable of creating broadband pulses with ultralow repetition rates. Specifically, through careful positioning of fiber sections in an all-PM-fiber cavity mode-locked with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror, we achieve stable pulse trains with repetition rates as low as 506 kHz. The pulses have several nanojules of energy and are compressible down to ultrashort (<500  fs) durations.

  6. Disorder-Induced Mimicry of a Spin Liquid in YbMgGaO4

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    Zhu, Zhenyue; Maksimov, P. A.; White, Steven R.; Chernyshev, A. L.

    2017-10-01

    We suggest that a randomization of the pseudodipolar interaction in the spin-orbit-generated low-energy Hamiltonian of YbMgGaO4 due to an inhomogeneous charge environment from a natural mixing of Mg2 + and Ga3 + can give rise to orientational spin disorder and mimic a spin-liquid-like state. In the absence of such quenched disorder, 1 /S and density matrix renormalization group calculations both show robust ordered states for the physically relevant phases of the model. Our scenario is consistent with the available experimental data, and further experiments are proposed to support it.

  7. Diode-pumped tri-wavelength synchronously mode-locked Yb,Y:CaF₂ laser.

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    Li, Chun; Liu, Jie; Su, Liangbi; Jiang, Dapeng; Qian, Xiaobo; Xu, Jun

    2015-11-10

    A tri-wavelength synchronous mode-locking operation of a diode-pumped Yb,Y:CaF2 laser has been investigated by using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror at 1 μm. The tri-wavelength synchronous mode-locking pulses were centered at 1045.7, 1047.6, and 1049.5 nm. An interference pattern was obtained in the autocorrelation trace, where the beat pulse width was 3.2 ps and the repetition rate was 0.52 THz. The maximum average output power was 196 mW with pulse width 120 ps and repetition rate of 89 MHz.

  8. Highly efficient and high-power diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:LYSO laser

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    Tian, Wenlong; Wang, Zhaohua; Zhu, Jiangfeng; Zheng, Lihe; Xu, Jun; Wei, Zhiyi

    2017-04-01

    A diode-pumped high-power femtosecond Yb:LYSO laser with high efficiency is demonstrated. With a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror for passive mode-locking and a Gires-Tournois interferometer mirror for intracavity dispersion compensation, stable mode-locking pulses of 297 fs duration at 1042 nm were obtained. The maximum average power of 3.07 W was realized under 5.17 W absorbed pump power, corresponding to as high as 59.4% opt-opt efficiency. The single pulse energy and peak power are about 35.5 nJ and 119.5 kW, respectively.

  9. A 12.1-W SESAM mode-locked Yb:YAG thin disk laser

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    Yingnan, Peng; Zhaohua, Wang; Dehua, Li; Jiangfeng, Zhu; Zhiyi, Wei

    2016-05-01

    Pumped by a 940 nm fiber-coupled diode laser, a passively mode-locked Yb:YAG thin disk oscillator was demonstrated with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). 12.1 W mode-locked pulses were obtained with pulse duration of 698 fs at the repetition rate of 57.43 MHz. Measurement showed that the beam quality was close to the diffraction limit. Project supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2013CB922402), the National Major Instrument Program of China (Grant No. 2012YQ120047), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61210017).

  10. YAG:Yb3+ crystal as a potential material for optical temperature sensors

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    Demirkhanyan, H. G.; Demirkhanyan, G. G.; Kostanyan, R. B.

    2018-02-01

    The possibilities are discussed of Y3Al5O12:Yb3+ crystal as a material for an optical temperature sensor (OTS) based on the temperature dependences of the more intense spectral emission lines and on the ratio of the absorption coefficients from the ground and first excited Stark sublevels. The operating temperature and average sensitivity for OTSs are determined. It is shown that the former is an effective method for an OTS in a cryogenic temperature range (40–130 K) and the latter in a high temperature range (500–1000 K).

  11. Internal laser cooling of Yb{sup 3+}-doped glass measured between 100 and 300 K

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    Mungan, C.E.; Buchwald, M.I.; Edwards, B.C.; Epstein, R.I.; Gosnell, T.R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    1997-09-01

    Laser cooling of a solid can occur when it emits photons of higher mean energy than those it absorbs. Photothermal deflection spectra of a fluorozirconate glass (ZBLANP) doped with 1 wt{percent} Yb{sup 3+} show cooling in an internal volume of the sample at temperatures between 100 and 300 K. A cooling efficiency of {approximately}1{percent} relative to the absorbed laser power at 1015 nm is maintained at all temperatures. The results show promise for solid-state cooling of bulk materials at temperatures below 150 K.{copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  12. YB-1 gene expression is kept constant during myocyte differentiation through replacement of different transcription factors and then falls gradually under the control of neural activity.

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    Kobayashi, Shunsuke; Tanaka, Toru; Moue, Masamitsu; Ohashi, Sachiyo; Nishikawa, Taishi

    2015-11-01

    We have previously reported that translation of acetylcholine receptor α-subunit (AChR α) mRNA in skeletal muscle cells is regulated by Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1) in response to neural activity, and that in the postnatal mouse developmental changes in the amount of YB-1 mRNA are similar to those of AChR α mRNA, which is known to be regulated by myogenic transcription factors. Here, we examined transcriptional regulation of the YB-1 gene in mouse skeletal muscle and differentiating C2C12 myocytes. Although neither YB-1 nor AChR α was detected at either the mRNA or protein level in adult hind limb muscle, YB-1 expression was transiently activated in response to denervation of the sciatic nerve and completely paralleled that of AChR α, suggesting that these genes are regulated by the same transcription factors. However, during differentiation of C2C12 cells to myotubes, the level of YB-1 remained constant even though the level of AChR α increased markedly. Reporter gene, gel mobility shift and ChIP assays revealed that in the initial stage of myocyte differentiation, transcription of the YB-1 gene was regulated by E2F1 and Sp1, and was then gradually replaced under the control of both MyoD and myogenin through an E-box sequence in the proximal region of the YB-1 gene promoter. These results suggest that transcription factors for the YB-1 gene are exchanged during skeletal muscle cell differentiation, perhaps playing a role in translational control of mRNAs by YB-1 in both myotube formation and the response of skeletal muscle tissues to neural stimulation. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Monolithic stabilized Yb-fiber All-PM laser directly delivering nJ-level femtosecond pulses

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    Turchinovich, Dmitry; Liu, Xiaomin; Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2008-01-01

    We present a monolithic, self-starting, all-PM, stabilized Yb-fiber laser, pulse-compressed in a hollow-core PM photonic crystal fiber, providing the 370 fs pulses of 4 nJ energy with high mode quality.......We present a monolithic, self-starting, all-PM, stabilized Yb-fiber laser, pulse-compressed in a hollow-core PM photonic crystal fiber, providing the 370 fs pulses of 4 nJ energy with high mode quality....

  14. Sectioned Core Doping Effect on Higher-Order Mode Amplification in Yb-Doped Rod-Type Photonic Crystal Fibers

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    Poli, F.; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Passaro, D.

    2009-01-01

    The amplification properties of guided modes in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers with sectioned core doping have been investigated, evaluating the doped-area radius which provides the effective suppression of both LP 11- and LP02-like modes.......The amplification properties of guided modes in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers with sectioned core doping have been investigated, evaluating the doped-area radius which provides the effective suppression of both LP 11- and LP02-like modes....

  15. NaLaF4:Pr3+,Yb3+, an efficient blue to near infra-red quantum cutter

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    A. Guille

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to reduce the thermalization losses in solar cells, down-conversion of blue photons into near infra-red photons is a promising solution. In the present paper, we analyse the energy transfer processes between Pr3+ and Yb3+ in NaLaF4 and we show that an efficient quantum-cutting process occurs. Nevertheless, we also show that a back transfer from Yb3+ toward the 1G4 level of Pr3+ ion leading to emission beyond 1 μm reduces the potentiality of this material as a quantum cutter for Si solar cells.

  16. Codopant ion-induced tunable upconversion emission in β-NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ nanorods.

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    Gao, Dangli; Zhang, Xiangyu; Zheng, Hairong; Shi, Peng; Li, Long; Ling, Yawen

    2013-02-07

    An innovative route to tune upconversion (UC) emission in β-NaYF(4):Yb(3+)/Tm(3+) nanorods through codoping a third rare-earth ion upon continuous wave excitation near 976 nm is reported. The dependence of UC emission on codopant concentration and environment temperature shows that tailored local environment and readjustable depopulation of excited-state ions are responsible for the tuning of UC luminescence. Codopant ions introduce a new distribution of active ions and a modified distance between Tm(3+) and Yb(3+) ions, making UC systems more sensitive to impurity ions than downconversion systems.

  17. Therapeutic use of radioactive isotopes

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    Caroline Duc

    2013-01-01

    In December, researchers from ISOLDE-CERN, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) published the results of an in vivo study which successfully proved the effectiveness of four terbium isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancerous tumours.   Four terbium isotopes suitable for clinical purposes. “ISOLDE is the only installation capable of supplying terbium isotopes of such purity and intensity in the case of three out of the four types used in this study,” explains Karl Johnson, a physicist at ISOLDE.  “Producing over a thousand different isotopes, our equipment offers the widest choice of isotopes in the world!” Initially intended for fundamental physics research, ISOLDE has diversified its activities over time to invest in various projects in the materials science, biochemistry and nuclear medicine fields. The proof-of-concept study has confirmed that the four terbium isotopes 149Tb, 152Tb, 155Tb produ...

  18. A murine retrovirus co-Opts YB-1, a translational regulator and stress granule-associated protein, to facilitate virus assembly.

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    Bann, Darrin V; Beyer, Andrea R; Parent, Leslie J

    2014-04-01

    The Gag protein of the murine retrovirus mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) orchestrates the assembly of immature virus particles in the cytoplasm which are subsequently transported to the plasma membrane for release from the cell. The morphogenetic pathway of MMTV assembly is similar to that of Saccharomyces cerevisiae retrotransposons Ty1 and Ty3, which assemble virus-like particles (VLPs) in intracytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. Assembly of Ty1 and Ty3 VLPs depends upon cellular mRNA processing factors, prompting us to examine whether MMTV utilizes a similar set of host proteins to facilitate viral capsid assembly. Our data revealed that MMTV Gag colocalized with YB-1, a translational regulator found in stress granules and P bodies, in intracytoplasmic foci. The association of MMTV Gag and YB-1 in cytoplasmic granules was not disrupted by cycloheximide treatment, suggesting that these sites were not typical stress granules. However, the association of MMTV Gag and YB-1 was RNA dependent, and an MMTV RNA reporter construct colocalized with Gag and YB-1 in cytoplasmic RNP complexes. Knockdown of YB-1 resulted in a significant decrease in MMTV particle production, indicating that YB-1 plays a role in MMTV capsid formation. Analysis by live-cell imaging with fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) revealed that the population of Gag proteins localized within YB-1 complexes was relatively immobile, suggesting that Gag forms stable complexes in association with YB-1. Together, our data imply that the formation of intracytoplasmic Gag-RNA complexes is facilitated by YB-1, which promotes MMTV virus assembly. Cellular mRNA processing factors regulate the posttranscriptional fates of mRNAs, affecting localization and utilization of mRNAs under normal conditions and in response to stress. RNA viruses such as retroviruses interact with cellular mRNA processing factors that accumulate in ribonucleoprotein complexes known as P bodies and stress granules

  19. Synchrotron radiation-based Mössbauer spectra of 174Yb measured with internal conversion electrons

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    Masuda, Ryo; Kobayashi, Yasuhiro; Kitao, Shinji; Kurokuzu, Masayuki; Saito, Makina; Yoda, Yoshitaka; Mitsui, Takaya; Iga, Fumitoshi; Seto, Makoto

    2014-02-01

    A detection system for synchrotron-radiation (SR)-based Mössbauer spectroscopy was developed to enhance the nuclear resonant scattering counting rate and thus increase the available nuclides. In the system, a windowless avalanche photodiode (APD) detector was combined with a vacuum cryostat to detect the internal conversion (IC) electrons and fluorescent X-rays accompanied by nuclear de-excitation. As a feasibility study, the SR-based Mössbauer spectrum using the 76.5 keV level of 174Yb was observed without 174Yb enrichment of the samples. The counting rate was five times higher than that of our previous system, and the spectrum was obtained within 10 h. This result shows that nuclear resonance events can be more efficiently detected by counting IC electrons for nuclides with high IC coefficients. Furthermore, the windowless detection system enables us to place the sample closer to the APD elements and is advantageous for nuclear resonant inelastic scattering measurements. Therefore, this detection system can not only increase the number of nuclides accessible in SR-based Mössbauer spectroscopy but also allows the nuclear resonant inelastic scattering measurements of small single crystals or enzymes with dilute probe nuclides that are difficult to measure with the previous detection system.

  20. Experimental evidence of a nonlinear loss mechanism in highly doped Yb:LuAG crystal.

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    Pirri, Angela; Toci, Guido; Nikl, Martin; Babin, Vladimir; Vannini, Matteo

    2014-02-24

    We report a rigorous study of the spectroscopic, laser and thermal properties of a 10at.% and a 15at.% Yb:LuAG crystals. A loss mechanism is observed in the medium with the highest doping, pumped at 936 nm and 968 nm, as a sharp and dramatic decrease of the laser output power is measured at higher excitation densities. The nonlinearity of the loss mechanism is confirmed by the fluorescence data and by the thermal lens. In particular, the dioptric power of the thermal lens acquired at different pumping levels shows a strong deviation of the expected linear trend. Here we report the influence of both the concentration and the ion excitation density of Yb3+ on the output powers, the slope efficiencies and the thresholds. Conversely excellent results are achieved with the 10at.%, which does not show any loss mechanism as at 1046 nm it delivers 11.8 W with a slope efficiency of η(s) = 82%, which is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest value reported in literature for this material.

  1. Direct visualization of gastrointestinal tract with lanthanide-doped BaYbF5 upconversion nanoprobes.

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    Liu, Zhen; Ju, Enguo; Liu, Jianhua; Du, Yingda; Li, Zhengqiang; Yuan, Qinghai; Ren, Jinsong; Qu, Xiaogang

    2013-10-01

    Nanoparticulate contrast agents have attracted a great deal of attention along with the rapid development of modern medicine. Here, a binary contrast agent based on PAA modified BaYbF5:Tm nanoparticles for direct visualization of gastrointestinal (GI) tract has been designed and developed via a one-pot solvothermal route. By taking advantages of excellent colloidal stability, low cytotoxicity, and neglectable hemolysis of these well-designed nanoparticles, their feasibility as a multi-modal contrast agent for GI tract was intensively investigated. Significant enhancement of contrast efficacy relative to clinical barium meal and iodine-based contrast agent was evaluated via X-ray imaging and CT imaging in vivo. By doping Tm(3+) ions into these nanoprobes, in vivo NIR-NIR imaging was then demonstrated. Unlike some invasive imaging modalities, non-invasive imaging strategy including X-ray imaging, CT imaging, and UCL imaging for GI tract could extremely reduce the painlessness to patients, effectively facilitate imaging procedure, as well as rationality economize diagnostic time. Critical to clinical applications, long-term toxicity of our contrast agent was additionally investigated in detail, indicating their overall safety. Based on our results, PAA-BaYbF5:Tm nanoparticles were the excellent multi-modal contrast agent to integrate X-ray imaging, CT imaging, and UCL imaging for direct visualization of GI tract with low systemic toxicity. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Ground state selection under pressure in the quantum pyrochlore magnet Yb2Ti2O7.

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    Kermarrec, E; Gaudet, J; Fritsch, K; Khasanov, R; Guguchia, Z; Ritter, C; Ross, K A; Dabkowska, H A; Gaulin, B D

    2017-03-15

    A quantum spin liquid is a state of matter characterized by quantum entanglement and the absence of any broken symmetry. In condensed matter, the frustrated rare-earth pyrochlore magnets Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7, so-called spin ices, exhibit a classical spin liquid state with fractionalized thermal excitations (magnetic monopoles). Evidence for a quantum spin ice, in which the magnetic monopoles become long range entangled and an emergent quantum electrodynamics arises, seems within reach. The magnetic properties of the quantum spin ice candidate Yb2Ti2O7 have eluded a global understanding and even the presence or absence of static magnetic order at low temperatures is controversial. Here we show that sensitivity to pressure is the missing key to the low temperature behaviour of Yb2Ti2O7. By combining neutron diffraction and muon spin relaxation on a stoichiometric sample under pressure, we evidence a magnetic transition from a disordered, non-magnetic, ground state to a splayed ferromagnetic ground state.

  3. Improvements to the YbF electron electric dipole moment experiment

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    Sauer, B. E.; Rabey, I. M.; Devlin, J. A.; Tarbutt, M. R.; Ho, C. J.; Hinds, E. A.

    2017-04-01

    The standard model of particle physics predicts that the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron is very nearly zero. Many extensions to the standard model predict an electron EDM just below current experimental limits. We are currently working to improve the sensitivity of the Imperial College YbF experiment. We have implemented combined laser-radiofrequency pumping techniques which both increase the number of molecules which participate in the EDM experiment and also increase the probability of detection. Combined, these techniques give nearly two orders of magnitude increase in the experimental sensitivity. At this enhanced sensitivity magnetic effects which were negligible become important. We have developed a new way to construct the electrodes for electric field plates which minimizes the effect of magnetic Johnson noise. The new YbF experiment is expected to comparable in sensitivity to the most sensitive measurements of the electron EDM to date. We will also discuss laser cooling techniques which promise an even larger increase in sensitivity.

  4. Ultrafast, high repetition rate, ultraviolet, fiber based laser source: application towards Yb+ fast quantum-logic

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    Hussain, Mahmood Irtiza; Bentley, Christopher D B; Taylor, Richard L; Carvalho, Andre R R; Hope, Joseph J; Streed, Erik W; Lobino, Mirko; Kielpinski, David

    2016-01-01

    Trapped ions are one of the most promising approaches for the realization of a universal quantum computer. Faster quantum logic gates could dramatically improve the performance of trapped-ion quantum computers, and require the development of suitable high repetition rate pulsed lasers. Here we report on a robust frequency upconverted fiber laser based source, able to deliver 2.5 ps ultraviolet (UV) pulses at a stabilized repetition rate of 300.00000 MHz with an average power of 190 mW. The laser wavelength is resonant with the strong transition in Ytterbium (Yb+) at 369.53 nm and its repetition rate can be scaled up using high harmonic mode locking. We show that our source can produce arbitrary pulse patterns using a programmable pulse pattern generator and fast modulating components. Finally, simulations demonstrate that our laser is capable of performing resonant, temperature-insensitive, two-qubit quantum logic gates on trapped Yb$^+$ ions faster than the trap period and with fidelity above 99%.

  5. Electrical and microstructural properties of Yb-doped CeO2

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nanopowdered Ce1−xYbxO2−δ solid solutions (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2 were synthesized by a self-propagating room temperature synthesis. XRD and SEM were used to study the properties of these materials as well as the Yb solubility in CeO2 lattice. Results showed that all the obtained powders were solid solutions with a fluorite-type crystal structure and with nanometric particle size. The average size of Ce1−xYbxO2−δ particles was approximately 3 nm. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for the sintered pellets depicted that it was possible to separate Rbulk and Rgb in the temperature interval of 550–800 °C. The activation energy for the bulk conduction was 1.03 eV and for grain boundary conduction was 1.14 eV. Grain boundary resistivity dominates over the other resistivities. These measurements confirmed that Yb3+-doped CeO2 material had a potential as electrolyte for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell applications.

  6. Power scaling of a hybrid microstructured Yb-doped fiber amplifier

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    Mart, Cody; Pulford, Benjamin; Ward, Benjamin; Dajani, Iyad; Ehrenreich, Thomas; Anderson, Brian; Kieu, Khanh; Sanchez, Tony

    2017-02-01

    Hybrid microstructured fibers, utilizing both air holes and high index cladding structures, provide important advantages over conventional fiber including robust fundamental mode operation with large core diameters (>30μm) and spectral filtering (i.e. amplified spontaneous emission and Raman suppression). This work investigates the capabilities of a hybrid fiber designed to suppress stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and modal instability (MI) by characterizing these effects in a counter-pumped amplifier configuration as well as interrogating SBS using a pump-probe Brillouin gain spectrum (BGS) diagnostic suite. The fiber has a 35 μm annularly gain tailored core, the center doped with Yb and the second annulus comprised of un-doped fused silica, designed to optimize gain in the fundamental mode while limiting gain to higher order modes. A narrow-linewidth seed was amplified to an MI-limited 820 W, with near-diffraction-limited beam quality, an effective linewidth 1 GHz, and a pump conversion efficiency of 78%. Via a BGS pump-probe measurement system a high resolution spectra and corresponding gain coefficient were obtained. The primary gain peak, corresponding to the Yb doped region of the core, occurred at 15.9 GHz and had a gain coefficient of 1.92×10-11 m/W. A much weaker BGS response, due to the pure silica annulus, occurred at 16.3 GHz. This result demonstrates the feasibility of power scaling hybrid microstructured fiber amplifiers

  7. $YB_{66} a new soft X-ray monochromator for synchrotron radiation

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    Wong, J; Rowen, M; Schäfers, F; Müller, B R; Rek, Z U

    1999-01-01

    For pt.I see Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., vol.A291, p.243-8, 1990. YB/sub 66/, a complex boron-rich man-made crystal, has been singled out as a potential monochromator material to disperse synchrotron soft X-rays in the 1-2 keV region. Results of a series of systematic property characterizations pertinent for this application are presented in this paper. These include Laue diffraction patterns and high-precision lattice-constant determination, etch rate, stoichiometry, thermal expansion, soft X-ray reflectivity and rocking-curve measurements, thermal load effects on monochromator performance, nature of intrinsic positive glitches and their reduction. The 004 reflection of YB/sub 66/ has a reflectance of ~3 in this spectral region. The width of the rocking curve varies from 0.25 eV at 1.1 keV to 1.0 eV at 2 keV, which is a factor of two better than that of beryl(1010) in the same energy range, and enables measurements of high-resolution XANES spectra at the Mg, Al and Si K- edges. The thermal bump on the...

  8. Influence of nanopowders sedimentation on characteristics of Yb-doped Y2O3 transparent ceramics

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    Aleksandrov, E. O.; Shitov, V. A.; Maksimov, R. N.; Basyrova, L. R.

    2017-09-01

    In this work we report on the effects induced by different conditions of nanopowders sedimentation on the microstructure features and optical properties of ytterbium-doped yttrium oxide (Yb:Y2O3) transparent ceramics sintered at 1780 °C for 20 h under a vacuum. The nanopowder of (Yb0.005Y0.995)2O3 co-doped with 5 at % ZrO2 was synthesized by laser ablation and used as the starting material for the fabrication of ceramics. The obtained nanoparticles were annealed at 1100 °C for 3 h in air in order to transform a metastable monoclinic phase into a main cubic phase. After sedimentation for 24 h in isopropyl alcohol the useful suspension was dried using a rotary evaporator operating at different temperatures and pressures. The use of lower evaporation temperature (37 °C) and higher vacuum level (10 mbar) lead to complete removal of organic species from the nanopowder and promote homogeneous densification of the powder compact. Under optimal treatment conditions the optical transmittance and the average content of the scattering centers were measured to be 77 % at a wavelength of 1080 nm and 0.25 ppm, respectively.

  9. Ground state selection under pressure in the quantum pyrochlore magnet Yb2Ti2O7

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    Kermarrec, E.; Gaudet, J.; Fritsch, K.; Khasanov, R.; Guguchia, Z.; Ritter, C.; Ross, K. A.; Dabkowska, H. A.; Gaulin, B. D.

    2017-01-01

    A quantum spin liquid is a state of matter characterized by quantum entanglement and the absence of any broken symmetry. In condensed matter, the frustrated rare-earth pyrochlore magnets Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7, so-called spin ices, exhibit a classical spin liquid state with fractionalized thermal excitations (magnetic monopoles). Evidence for a quantum spin ice, in which the magnetic monopoles become long range entangled and an emergent quantum electrodynamics arises, seems within reach. The magnetic properties of the quantum spin ice candidate Yb2Ti2O7 have eluded a global understanding and even the presence or absence of static magnetic order at low temperatures is controversial. Here we show that sensitivity to pressure is the missing key to the low temperature behaviour of Yb2Ti2O7. By combining neutron diffraction and muon spin relaxation on a stoichiometric sample under pressure, we evidence a magnetic transition from a disordered, non-magnetic, ground state to a splayed ferromagnetic ground state. PMID:28294118

  10. Progress towards energy relaxation studies in an ultracold dual-species Yb/Ca plasma

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    Bergeson, Scott; Kleinert, Michaela

    2016-10-01

    Ultracold neutral plasmas provide a unique laboratory system for studying dynamics of strongly coupled Coulomb systems. The precision spectroscopy and imaging tools of atomic physics are brought to bear on these systems of resonantly-ionized laser-cooled atoms. We have simultaneously laser-cooled and trapped Yb and Ca atoms at densities of 1010cm-3 . The Yb and Ca atoms differ by a factor of 4 in mass. Using resonant laser excitation, we selectively ionize the two different species for the purpose of studying energy relaxation in a strongly coupled Coulomb system. The strong coupling parameter and ion mass ratio are expected to be relevant to equilibration studies in warm dense matter experiments. Sequential ionization of the two species allows the later-ionized system to abruptly perturb the first one. Adjusting the stoichiometry of the plasma allows us to carefully determine the amount of additional heat deposited into the plasma. Molecular dynamics simulations suggest that in some regimes, the energy relaxation is nearly chaotic. This talk will summarize our progress towards ultracold plasma work in this dual-species system. Supported in part by NSF (PHY-1500376) and AFOSR (FA9950-12-1-0308).

  11. IR-to-visible frequency upconversion in Yb3+/Tm3+ co-doped phosphate glass

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    Rego-Filho, F. G.; Dantas, N. O.; Silva, A. C. A.; Vermelho, M. V. D.; Jacinto, C.; Gouveia-Neto, A. S.

    2017-11-01

    Frequency upconversion luminescence in Yb3+/Tm3+ co-doped 60P2O5·15ZnO·5Al2O3·10BaO·10PbO glass (PZABP) excited at 980 nm is reported. Pump power dependence, lifetime measurements, and the absorption spectra of the Tm3+ ions in the visible to IR region are investigated as a function of sensitizer (Yb3+) concentration. Blue light at 475 nm and red light at 660 nm generation was observed. Intensity saturation behavior is observed for the 475 nm (1G4 - 3H6), 650-664 nm (1G4 - 3F4 and/or 3F2,3 - 3H6) and 793 nm (3H4 - 3H6) upconversion emissions, when laser power was above ∼ 75 mW (∼1.9 kW/cm2). The radiative lifetimes measured for the observed emissions were 270 μs (475 nm), 195 μs (650 nm), 177 μs (664 nm), 184 μs (793 nm) and 335 μs (1211 nm). The application of the Davis-Mott model detected a slight change of 6.6% in the value of the energy bandgap for the highest doping concentration in comparison with the undoped sample. Results indicate that the PZABP glass matrix herein reported is a promising contender as host for rare-earth doped based photonic devices.

  12. Role of the Yb{sup 3+} concentration in the high efficient UV-blue up-conversion emission from hydrothermally grown Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+}-doped K{sub 2}YF{sub 5} crystals

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    Méndez-Ramos, J., E-mail: jmendezr@ull.es [Departamento de Física Fundamental y Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Acosta-Mora, P. [Departamento de Física Fundamental y Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Ruiz-Morales, J.C., E-mail: jcruiz@ull.es [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Khaidukov, N.M., E-mail: khaiduk2@gmail.com [N.S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, 31 Leninskii Prospect, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)

    2013-10-25

    Highlights: •Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} doped K{sub 2}YF{sub 5} crystals were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. •Intense up-conversion to enhance TiO{sub 2} and Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} spectral response for water-splitting. •Total infrared to UV-VIS up-conversion efficiency was calculated to be around 66%. •Use of less common heavy RE versus light RE for equilibrating the balance problem. -- Abstract: High intense UV–VIS up-conversion luminescence from orthorhombic K{sub 2}YF{sub 5} fluoride crystals doubly doped with Yb{sup 3+} and Er{sup 3+} has been obtained under near-infrared excitation at 980 nm. Fluoride crystals containing high Yb{sup 3+} concentrations, namely 20; 40 and 99 at.%, and low Er{sup 3+} concentrations have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. The role of the Yb{sup 3+} ions in the mechanism of the up-conversion process is clearly disclosed with absorption and up-conversion luminescence spectra from which one can see that high intense green (520–545 nm) and outstanding UV-blue (380–410 nm) emissions are greatly enhanced by increasing the concentration of Yb{sup 3+} ions whose aggregate acts as an infrared collector harvesting long wavelength infrared photons. Outstanding total infrared to UV–VIS up-conversion efficiency of 66% has been calculated for the sample with the highest Yb{sup 3+} doping level, i.e. 99 at.%. These strong UV-blue up-conversion emissions would have the potential use in enhancing spectral response of main semiconductor electrodes (such as TiO{sub 2} and Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}), and these K{sub 2}YbF{sub 5} crystals doped with Er{sup 3+} could be used in photo-electrochemical devices for sustainable production of hydrogen via photolysis of water, as a promising photonic approach which is currently discussed in the literature.

  13. Orthorombic Yb:Li2Zn2(MoO4)3—a novel potential crystal for broadly tunable lasers

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    Kurilchik, Sergei; Loiko, Pavel; Yasukevich, Anatol; Trifonov, Vyacheslav; Volokitina, Anna; Vilejshikova, Elena; Kisel, Viktor; Mateos, Xavier; Baranov, Alexander; Goriev, Oleg; Kuleshov, Nikolay; Pavlyuk, Anatoly

    2017-08-01

    Crystal with composition Li2Zn2(MoO4)3 doped with 0.7 at.% Yb (Yb:LiZnMo), with high optical quality and a length of a few cm is grown from the flux using Li2MoO4 as a solvent. Yb:LiZnMo is orthorombic (sp. gr. Pnma, a  =  5.0843 Å, b  =  10.4927 Å, c  =  17.6742 Å, Z  =  4). Polarized Raman spectra are studied for this crystal; the most intense band is observed at 898 cm-1. The absorption, stimulated-emission and gain cross-sections of Yb3+ ions are determined for the principal light polarizations, E || a, b, c. The maximum σ SE  =  6.6  ×  10-21 cm2 at 1011 nm for E || b. The gain bandwidth for Yb:LiZnMo is up to ~50 nm. The radiative lifetime of the Yb3+ ions is 1.55 ms. The Yb:LiZnMo crystals are very promising for broadly tunable lasers.

  14. Highly efficient upconversion luminescence in hexagonal NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals synthesized by a novel reverse microemulsion method

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    Gunaseelan, M.; Yamini, S.; Kumar, G. A.; Senthilselvan, J.

    2018-01-01

    A new reverse microemulsion system is proposed for the first time to synthesize NaYF4:Yb,Er nanocrystals, which demonstrated high upconversion emission in 550 and 662 nm at 980 nm diode laser excitation. The reverse microemulsion (μEs) system is comprised of CTAB and oleic acid as surfactant and 1-butanol co-surfactant and isooctane oil phase. The surfactant to water ratio is able to tune the microemulsion droplet size from 14 to 220 nm, which eventually controls the crystallinity and particulate morphology of NaYF4:Yb,Er. Also, the microemulsion precursor and calcination temperature plays certain role in transforming the cubic NaYF4:Yb,Er to highly luminescent hexagonal crystal structured upconversion material. Single phase hexagonal NaYF4:YbEr nanorod prepared by water-in-oil reverse microemulsion (μEs) gives intense red upconversion emission. Both nanosphere and nanorod shaped NaYF4:Yb,Er was obtained, but nanorod morphology resulted an enhanced upconversion luminescence. The structural, morphological, thermal and optical luminescence properties of the NaYF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles are discussed in detail by employing powder X-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering, high resolution electron microscopy, TGA-DTA, UV-DRS, FTIR and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Intense upconversion emission achieved in the microemulsion synthesized NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ nanocrystal can make it as useful optical phosphor for solar cell applications.

  15. Chromatographic hydrogen isotope separation

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    Aldridge, Frederick T.

    1981-01-01

    Intermetallic compounds with the CaCu.sub.5 type of crystal structure, particularly LaNiCo.sub.4 and CaNi.sub.5, exhibit high separation factors and fast equilibrium times and therefore are useful for packing a chromatographic hydrogen isotope separation colum. The addition of an inert metal to dilute the hydride improves performance of the column. A large scale mutli-stage chromatographic separation process run as a secondary process off a hydrogen feedstream from an industrial plant which uses large volumes of hydrogen can produce large quantities of heavy water at an effective cost for use in heavy water reactors.

  16. Cold regions isotope applications

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    Perrigo, L.D.; Divine, T.E.

    1976-04-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratories (PNL) started the Cold Regions Isotope Applications Program in FY-1975 to identify special conditions in the Arctic and similar geographic areas (Cold Regions) where radioisotope power, heater, or sterilization systems would be desirable and economically viable. Significant progress was made in the first year of this program and all objectives for this initial 12-month period were achieved. The major conclusions and recommendations resulting for this effort are described below. The areas of interest covered include: radiosterilization of sewage; heating of septic tanks; and radioisotope thermoelectric generators as power sources for meteorological instruments and navigational aids. (TFD)

  17. ISOTOPE FRACTIONATION PROCESS

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    Clewett, G.H.; Lee, DeW.A.

    1958-05-20

    A new method is described for isotopic enrichment of uranium. It has been found that when an aqueous acidic solution of ionic tetravalent uraniunn is contacted with chelate complexed tetravalent uranium, the U/sup 238/ preferentially concentrates in the complexed phase while U/sup 235/ concentrates in the ionic phase. The effect is enhanced when the chelate compound is water insoluble and is dissolved in a water-immiscible organic solvent. Cupferron is one of a number of sultable complexing agents, and chloroform is a suitable organic solvent.

  18. Magnesium and Titanium Isotopic Compositions of an Unusual Hibonite-Perovskite Refractory Inclusion from Allende: It Is Fun

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    Liu, M.-C.; Keller, L. P.; McKeegan, K. D.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Hibonite-rich refractory inclusions are among the first solids that formed in the solar nebula, and thus provide constraints on the earliest environment in the Solar System. An unusual hibonite-perovskite inclusion from Allende, SHAL, consists of a large (approximately 500 by 200 microns) single hibonite crystal and coexisting blocky perovskite (approximately 200 microns in size). The hibonite is characterized by chemical and oxygen isotopic compositions similar to those in the FUN (Fractionated and Unknown Nuclear anomalies) inclusion HAL. However, the rare earth element (REE) patterns measured at different spots of SHAL hibonite are highly variable, ranging from Group II-like (light REEs enriched relative to heavy REEs) to Group III-like (relatively flat with slight Eu depletions), but overall contrast largely with that of HAL, especially in the Ce and Yb abundances. This implies that SHAL hibonite formed and underwent distillation processes under more reducing conditions. Interestingly, the accompanying perovskite has uniform, unfractionated oxygen isotopic compositions (averaging delta (sup 17) O equals delta (sup 18) O equals -7 per mille) and REE abundances that are completely different from those of SHAL hibonite. This has been interpreted that perovskite and hibonite may not be co-genetic. Here we performed Al-Mg and Ti isotopic measurements of SHAL hibonite and perovskite to determine if the FUN characteristics are observed in these two isotope systems, and to further constrain the origin and evolution of SHAL. Results: Isotopic measurements of Al-Mg and Ti in SHAL were performed on the UCLA CAMECA ims-1290 ion microprobe by following the analytical protocols described in [1]. The Al-Mg and Ti data obtained in both terrestrial standards and SHAL hibonite and perovskite are shown below. Both SHAL hibonite and perovskite, despite very high (sup 27) Al to (sup 24) Mg ratios, are devoid of (sup 26) Mg excesses that can be attributed to the decay

  19. Cascade of Magnetic-Field-Induced Lifshitz Transitions in the Ferromagnetic Kondo Lattice Material YbNi4 P2

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    Pfau, H.; Daou, R.; Friedemann, S.; Karbassi, S.; Ghannadzadeh, S.; Küchler, R.; Hamann, S.; Steppke, A.; Sun, D.; König, M.; Mackenzie, A. P.; Kliemt, K.; Krellner, C.; Brando, M.

    2017-09-01

    A ferromagnetic quantum critical point is thought not to exist in two- and three-dimensional metallic systems yet is realized in the Kondo lattice compound YbNi4 (P ,As )2 , possibly due to its one-dimensionality. It is crucial to investigate the dimensionality of the Fermi surface of YbNi4 P2 experimentally, but common probes such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and quantum oscillation measurements are lacking. Here, we study the magnetic-field dependence of transport and thermodynamic properties of YbNi4 P2 . The Kondo effect is continuously suppressed, and additionally we identify nine Lifshitz transitions between 0.4 and 18 T. We analyze the transport coefficients in detail and identify the type of Lifshitz transitions as neck or void type to gain information on the Fermi surface of YbNi4 P2 . The large number of Lifshitz transitions observed within this small energy window is unprecedented and results from the particular flat renormalized band structure with strong 4 f -electron character shaped by the Kondo lattice effect.

  20. Short-wavelength upconversion emissions in Ho3+/Yb3+ codoped glass ceramic and the optical thermometry behavior.

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    Xu, Wei; Gao, Xiaoyang; Zheng, Longjiang; Zhang, Zhiguo; Cao, Wenwu

    2012-07-30

    Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic was prepared by melt-quenching and subsequent thermal treatment. Under a 980 nm diode laser excitation, upconversion emissions from Ho(3+) ions centered at 540, 650, and 750 nm were greatly enhanced compared with those in the precursor glass. Especially, the short-wavelength upconversion emissions centered at 360, 385, 418, 445, and 485 nm were successfully obtained in the glass ceramic. An explanation for this phenomenon is given based on the fluorescence decay curve measurements. In addition, an optical temperature sensor based on the blue upconversion emissions from (5)F(2,3)/(3)K(8)→(5)I(8) and (5)F(1)/(5)G(6)→(5)I(8) transitions in Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic has been developed. It was found that by using fluorescence intensity ratio technique, appreciable sensitivity for temperature measurement can be achieved by using the Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic. This result makes the Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic be a promising candidate for sensitive optical temperature sensor with high resolution and good accuracy.

  1. The simplest representative of a complex series. The Hg-rich amalgam Yb{sub 11}Hg{sub 54}

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    Tambornino, Frank; Hoch, Constantin [LMU Muenchen (Germany). Dept. Chemie

    2017-09-01

    Yb{sub 11}Hg{sub 54} is a new member of a series of amalgams with composition close to MHg{sub 5}. Its crystal structure was solved and refined on the basis of single crystal data. The structure model was confirmed with a Rietveld refinement. Yb{sub 11}Hg{sub 54} has the first crystal structure in this family in which no disorder effects such as mixed occupation, split positions or superstructure formation is observed. It therefore can be regarded as a parent structure for all other amalgams. The crystal structure of Yb{sub 11}Hg{sub 54} can be derived from the Gd{sub 14}Ag{sub 51} structure type, the aristotype of this family. We give a detailed crystal structure description for Yb{sub 11}Hg{sub 54} and discuss it in the context of the further known crystal structures closely related. A ranking within this structure family can be established by calculating features for the structural complexity for all structures, including the individual disorder phenomena.

  2. Interaction between the exchanged Mn2+ and Yb3+ ions confined in zeolite-Y and their luminescence behaviours

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    Ye, Shi; Sun, Jiayi; Yi, Xiong; Wang, Yonggang; Zhang, Qinyuan

    2017-01-01

    Luminescent zeolites exchanged with two distinct and interacted emissive ions are vital but less-studied for the potential applications in white light emitting diodes, solar cells, optical codes, biomedicine and so on. Typical transition metal ion Mn2+ and lanthanide ion Yb3+ are adopted as a case study via their characteristic transitions and the interaction between them. The option is considered with that the former with d-d transition has a large gap between the first excited state 4T1 and the ground state 6A1 (normally >17,000 cm−1) while the latter with f-f transition has no metastable excited state above 10,000 cm−1, which requires the vicinity of these two ions for energy transfer. The results of various characterizations, including BET measurement, photoluminescence spectroscopy, solid-state NMR, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, etc., show that Yb3+ would preferably enter into the zeolite-Y pores and introduction of Mn2+ would cause aggregation of each other. Herein, cation-cation repulsion may play a significant role for the high valence of Mn2+ and Yb3+ when exchanging the original cations with +1 valence. Energy transfer phenomena between Mn2+ and Yb3+ occur only at elevated contents in the confined pores of zeolite. The research would benefit the design of zeolite composite opto-functional materials. PMID:28393920

  3. Air-clad chirally-coupled-core Yb-fiber femtosecond oscillator with >10W average power

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    Ma Xiuquan

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available We demonstrate high-power (> 10 W, 300-fs mode-locked oscillators at 83-MHz repetition rate using air-clad Chirally-Coupled-Core Yb-fiber with 37-µm central-core diameter, corresponding to a 30-µm mode-field-diameter.

  4. 313 MHz repetition rate mode-locked Yb:fiber laser with phase-biased nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

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    Liu, Guanyu; Jiang, Xinghe; Wang, Bo; Jiang, Tongxiao; Wang, Aimin; Zhang, Zhigang

    2017-08-01

    We demonstrate a self-starting 313 MHz repetition rate, 77 fs Yb:fiber laser incorporated with a phase-biased nonlinear amplifying loop mirror and intra-cavity dispersion compensation. Although all of the fibers are non-polarization-maintaining, the mode locking is environmentally stable.

  5. Effect of radiative trapping on measurement of the spectroscopic properties of Yb sup 3 sup + :phosphate glasses

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    Dai Shi Xun; Wen Lei; Hu Li Li; Jiang Zhong Hon

    2003-01-01

    The effect of radiative trapping on measurement of the spectroscopic properties of Yb sup 3 sup + -doped phosphate glasses was investigated as a function of Yb sup 3 sup + concentration at different thicknesses. It was found that radiative trapping exists generally in Yb sup 3 sup + :phosphate glasses, even at low concentration. As a result, the measured lifetime of Yb sup 3 sup + in phosphate glasses is usually larger than the calculated one. The maximum discrepancies between them at high concentration are found to be <42%. The calculated lifetime should be used as a reference in determining the true value of the measured lifetime because of it being lengthened largely by radiative trapping. On the other hand, the shape of fluorescence spectrum exhibits remarkable changes due to the radiative trapping. What is more, the intensity increase of DELTA lambda sub e sub f sub f at high concentration is greater than that of low doping. The DELTA lambda sub e sub f sub f increases 36% from 53 to 72 nm with thickn...

  6. Crystalline Electric-Field Randomness in the Triangular Lattice Spin-Liquid YbMgGaO_{4}.

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    Li, Yuesheng; Adroja, Devashibhai; Bewley, Robert I; Voneshen, David; Tsirlin, Alexander A; Gegenwart, Philipp; Zhang, Qingming

    2017-03-10

    We apply moderate-high-energy inelastic neutron scattering (INS) measurements to investigate Yb^{3+} crystalline electric field (CEF) levels in the triangular spin-liquid candidate YbMgGaO_{4}. Three CEF excitations from the ground-state Kramers doublet are centered at the energies ℏω=39, 61, and 97 meV in agreement with the effective spin-1/2 g factors and experimental heat capacity, but reveal sizable broadening. We argue that this broadening originates from the site mixing between Mg^{2+} and Ga^{3+} giving rise to a distribution of Yb-O distances and orientations and, thus, of CEF parameters that account for the peculiar energy profile of the CEF excitations. The CEF randomness gives rise to a distribution of the effective spin-1/2 g factors and explains the unprecedented broadening of low-energy magnetic excitations in the fully polarized ferromagnetic phase of YbMgGaO_{4}, although a distribution of magnetic couplings due to the Mg/Ga disorder may be important as well.

  7. Fabrication of Yb:Sc2O3 laser ceramics by vacuum sintering co-precipitated nano-powders

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    Liu, Qiang; Dai, Zhengfa; Hreniak, Dariusz; Li, Shanshan; Liu, Wenbin; Wang, Wei; Luo, Wei; Li, Chaoyu; Dai, Jiawei; Chen, Haohong; Kou, Huamin; Shi, Yun; Pan, Yubai; Li, Jiang

    2017-10-01

    Ytterbium doped scandium oxide (Yb:Sc2O3) nano-powders were synthesized by a co-precipitation method. Ammonium hydrogen carbonate (NH4HCO3) and ammonia sulfate ((NH4)2SO4) were used in the precipitation process as the precipitant and dispersing agent, respectively. Structural properties and morphology of the precursor and nano-powders were investigated by BET, XRD, and SEM measurements. Ultra-fine and low agglomerated 5 at%Yb:Sc2O3 powders with the average particle size of 86 nm were obtained after calcination of the precipitate at 1100 °C for 5 h, that was found to be the optimal temperature for preparation of 5 at%Sc2O3 powders for further sintering. 5 at%Yb:Sc2O3 transparent ceramics with in-line transmittance of 73.9% at 1100 nm and average grain size of 182 μm were fabricated by vacuum sintering of the optimal powder at 1850 °C for 10 h. The microstructure, the spectroscopic properties and the gain characteristics of obtained 5 at%Yb:Sc2O3 ceramics were also studied and discussed.

  8. Enhanced upconversion emission in Yb3+ and Er3+ codoped NaGdF4 nanocrystals by introducing Li+ ions.

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    Cheng, Qian; Sui, Jiehe; Cai, Wei

    2012-02-07

    β-NaGdF(4) : Yb(3+)/Er(3+) nanoparticles (NPs) codoped with Li(+) ions were prepared for the first time via a thermal decomposition reaction of trifluoroacetates in oleylamine. The influence of site occupancy of Li(+) on the upconversion emission of β-NaGdF(4) : Yb(3+)/Er(3+) NPs was investigated in detail. The upconversion emission intensity was significantly enhanced by introducing different concentrations of Li(+) ions. In contrast to lithium-free β-NaGdF(4) : Yb(3+)/Er(3+), the green and red UC emission intensities of the NPs codoped with 7 mol% Li(+) ions were enhanced by about 47 and 23 times, respectively. The luminescence enhancement should be attributed to the distortion of the local asymmetry around Er(3+) ions. The mechanisms for the enhancement of upconversion emission were discussed. In addition, it was found in our research work that β-NaGdF(4) : Yb(3+)/Er(3+) NPs exhibited paramagnetic features at room temperature and the magnetization was slightly increased by introducing Li(+) ions. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012

  9. Wavelength and temperature characteristics of BiYbIG film/YIG crystal composite structure for magneto-optical applications

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    Huang, M.; Xu, Z.-C.

    2005-06-01

    We report the wavelength and temperature characteristics of novel Bi-substituted rare-earth iron garnet films grown on a YIG substrate by a modified liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) technique. The Faraday-rotation spectrum was measured by the magneto-optically modulated dual-frequency technique with the wavelength varied from 800 nm to 1700 nm. The resultant Bi0.37Yb2.63Fe5O12 (BiYbIG) LPE film/YIG crystal structure showed an increased Faraday-rotation coefficient due to Bi3+-ion doping on the dodecahedral sites of the iron garnet without increasing absorption loss; therefore, a good magneto-optical figure of merit, defined by the ratio of Faraday rotation and optical absorption loss, has been achieved (21.5 deg/dB and 30.2 deg/dB at 1300-nm and 1550-nm wavelengths, respectively, at room temperature). In addition, since the Yb3+ and Y3+ ions provide opposite contributions to the wavelength and temperature characteristics of the Faraday rotation, the resultant BiYbIG LPE film/YIG crystal structure showed a flat Faraday-rotation curve versus wavelength and temperature. The Faraday-rotation wavelength coefficient was reduced to 0.06 %/nm at 1550-nm wavelength. The Faraday-rotation temperature derivative was reduced to 0.006 deg/°C at 1300-nm wavelength and 0.007 deg/°C at 1550-nm wavelength, respectively.

  10. Inelastic neutron scattering on the heavy-fermion compound YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2}

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    Huesges, Zita; Stockert, Oliver; Krellner, Cornelius; Geibel, Christoph; Steglich, Frank [Max Planck Institute CPfS, Dresden (Germany); Koza, Micheal [Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France)

    2012-07-01

    It was recently discovered that the strongly correlated electron compound YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} is one of the few heavy-fermion systems exhibiting a ferromagnetic phase transition at very low temperature (T{sub C}=0.17 K) because of strong Kondo screening. It is thus a very promising candidate to study a Kondo system close to ferromagnetic quantum criticality. While nickel is nonmagnetic in YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2}, the ytterbium moments are located on chains along the c-direction of the tetragonal unit cell so that the magnetic interaction is mainly one-dimensional. Together with geometrical frustration in the a-plane, YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} is therefore prone to enhanced quantum fluctuations. Here, we present time-of-flight neutron spectroscopy measurements on polycrystalline YbNi{sub 4}P{sub 2} to study the magnetic excitations. This gives insight into the particular magnetic interactions, such as the crystalline electric field and the Kondo fluctuations.

  11. Interaction between the exchanged Mn2+ and Yb3+ ions confined in zeolite-Y and their luminescence behaviours

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    Ye, Shi; Sun, Jiayi; Yi, Xiong; Wang, Yonggang; Zhang, Qinyuan

    2017-04-01

    Luminescent zeolites exchanged with two distinct and interacted emissive ions are vital but less-studied for the potential applications in white light emitting diodes, solar cells, optical codes, biomedicine and so on. Typical transition metal ion Mn2+ and lanthanide ion Yb3+ are adopted as a case study via their characteristic transitions and the interaction between them. The option is considered with that the former with d-d transition has a large gap between the first excited state 4T1 and the ground state 6A1 (normally >17,000 cm-1) while the latter with f-f transition has no metastable excited state above 10,000 cm-1, which requires the vicinity of these two ions for energy transfer. The results of various characterizations, including BET measurement, photoluminescence spectroscopy, solid-state NMR, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, etc., show that Yb3+ would preferably enter into the zeolite-Y pores and introduction of Mn2+ would cause aggregation of each other. Herein, cation-cation repulsion may play a significant role for the high valence of Mn2+ and Yb3+ when exchanging the original cations with +1 valence. Energy transfer phenomena between Mn2+ and Yb3+ occur only at elevated contents in the confined pores of zeolite. The research would benefit the design of zeolite composite opto-functional materials.

  12. Spin liquids and antiferromagnetic order in the Shastry-Sutherland-lattice compound Yb2Pt2Pb.

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    Kim, M S; Aronson, M C

    2013-01-04

    We present measurements of the magnetic susceptibility χ and the magnetization M of single crystals of metallic Yb(2)Pt(2)Pb, where localized Yb moments lie on the dimerized and frustrated Shastry-Sutherland lattice (SSL). Strong magnetic frustration is found in this quasi-two-dimensional system, which orders antiferromagnetically at T(N) = 2.02 K from a paramagnetic liquid of Yb dimers, having a gap Δ = 4.6 K between the singlet ground state and the triplet excited states. Magnetic fields suppress the antiferromagnetic (AF) order, which vanishes at a 1.23 T quantum critical point. The spin gap Δ persists to 1.5 T, indicating that dimer singlets survive the collapse of the B = 0 AF state. Quantized steps are observed in M(B) within the AF state, a signature of SSL systems. Our results show that Yb(2) Pt(2)Pb is unique, both as a metallic SSL system that is close to an AF quantum critical point, and as a heavy fermion compound where quantum frustration plays a decisive role.

  13. Control of Green and Red Upconversion in NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ Nanoparticles by Excitation Modulation

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    Gainer, Christian F.; Joshua, Gihan S.; De Silva, Channa R.; Romanowski, Marek

    2011-01-01

    Control of the two strongest upconversion emission lines in NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanoparticles is demonstrated by varying the excitation repetition rate. This technique may enable new multiplexed sensing modalities based on multicolor luminescent nanoparticles, currently contemplated for biomedical imaging and diagnostics.

  14. Fabrication of NIR-responsive NaYF4:Yb,Tm/anatase TiO2 composite aerogel

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    Li, Fu-Chih; Kitamoto, Yoshitaka

    2018-01-01

    3-dimensional interconnected network structure of TiO2 aerogel has attracted considerable attention to solve environmental issues due to an advanced oxidation process which uses abundant sunlight for the complete minimization of toxic pollutants. The TiO2 aerogel with high specific surface area, large pores, and low density has a potential to be used as photocatalyst for air and water purification. Nonetheless, due to the larger band gap, TiO2 semiconductor photocatalysts possess high oxidizing properties under UV light only which occupies 5% of solar energy. To expand the absorption spectrum of TiO2 aerogel under solar irradiation, the NaYF4:Yb,Tm nanoparticles (NPs) are introduced into the TiO2 aerogel matrix structure. The morphology and crystal structure of the composite aerogel are investigated by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, respectively. The particle size of NaYF4:Yb,Tm NPs is approximately 40 nm and the crystallite size of TiO2 is around 10 nm. In addition, the NaYF4:Yb,Tm NPs are enclosed by anatase phase of TiO2 aerogel. The NaYF4:Yb,Tm NPs which exist in the TiO2 aerogel has a capability of transferring NIR light to UV region.

  15. Orbital-exchange and fractional quantum number excitations in an f-electron metal, Yb2Pt2Pb

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    Wu, L.S.; Gannon, W.J.; Zaliznyak, I.A.; Tsvelik, A.M.; Brockmann, M.; Caux, J.-S.; Kim, M.S.; Qiu, Y.; Copley, J.R.D.; Ehlers, G.; Podlesnyak, A.; Aronson, M.C.

    2016-01-01

    Exotic quantum states and fractionalized magnetic excitations, such as spinons in one-dimensional chains, are generally expected to occur in 3d transition metal systems with spin 1/2. Our neutron-scattering experiments on the 4f-electron metal Yb2Pt 2 Pb overturn this conventional wisdom. We observe

  16. Synthesis–property relationship in thermoelectric Sr 1− x Yb x TiO 3− δ ceramics

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    Bhattacharya, S

    2014-08-22

    The electronic transport properties of a series of Sr1-xYbxTiO3-delta (x = 0.05, 0.1) ceramics are investigated as a function of solid-state reaction (SSR) parameters, specifically calcination steps. It was found that the electrical conductivity (sigma) increases almost by a factor of 6, through the optimization of SSR parameters. The enhancement in the electrical conductivity leads to an enhancement in the thermoelectric power factor by a factor of 3. In addition, the lattice thermal conductivity (k(L)) of the Sr1-xYbxTiO3-delta ceramics is suppressed with increasing Yb-doping, supposedly due to heavier atomic mass of Yb substituted at the Sr site and a smaller ionic radii of Yb+3 with respect to Sr+2 ions. However, our model calculations indicate that strain-field effect, which occurs due to the difference in ionic radii, is the more prominent phonon scattering mechanism in the Yb-doped SrTiO3. This work is an extension of our previous study on the underlying phonon scattering mechanisms in the Y-doped SrTiO3, which would provide new insight into thermal transport in doped SrTiO3 and could be used as a guideline for more effective material synthesis.

  17. NF-YB Regulates Spermatogonial Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Proliferation in the Planarian Schmidtea mediterranea.

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    Harini Iyer

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Gametes are the source and carrier of genetic information, essential for the propagation of all sexually reproducing organisms. Male gametes are derived from a progenitor stem cell population called spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs. SSCs give rise to male gametes through the coordination of two essential processes: self-renewal to produce more SSCs, and differentiation to produce mature sperm. Disruption of this equilibrium can lead to excessive proliferation of SSCs, causing tumorigenesis, or can result in aberrant differentiation, leading to infertility. Little is known about how SSCs achieve the fine balance between self-renewal and differentiation, which is necessary for their remarkable output and developmental potential. To understand the mechanisms of SSC maintenance, we examine the planarian homolog of Nuclear Factor Y-B (NF-YB, which is required for the maintenance of early planarian male germ cells. Here, we demonstrate that NF-YB plays a role in the self-renewal and proliferation of planarian SSCs, but not in their specification or differentiation. Furthermore, we characterize members of the NF-Y complex in Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic flatworm related to the free-living planarian. We find that the function of NF-YB in regulating male germ cell proliferation is conserved in schistosomes. This finding is especially significant because fecundity is the cause of pathogenesis of S. mansoni. Our findings can help elucidate the complex relationship between self-renewal and differentiation of SSCs, and may also have implications for understanding and controlling schistosomiasis.

  18. NF-YB Regulates Spermatogonial Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Proliferation in the Planarian Schmidtea mediterranea.

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    Iyer, Harini; Collins, James J; Newmark, Phillip A

    2016-06-01

    Gametes are the source and carrier of genetic information, essential for the propagation of all sexually reproducing organisms. Male gametes are derived from a progenitor stem cell population called spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). SSCs give rise to male gametes through the coordination of two essential processes: self-renewal to produce more SSCs, and differentiation to produce mature sperm. Disruption of this equilibrium can lead to excessive proliferation of SSCs, causing tumorigenesis, or can result in aberrant differentiation, leading to infertility. Little is known about how SSCs achieve the fine balance between self-renewal and differentiation, which is necessary for their remarkable output and developmental potential. To understand the mechanisms of SSC maintenance, we examine the planarian homolog of Nuclear Factor Y-B (NF-YB), which is required for the maintenance of early planarian male germ cells. Here, we demonstrate that NF-YB plays a role in the self-renewal and proliferation of planarian SSCs, but not in their specification or differentiation. Furthermore, we characterize members of the NF-Y complex in Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic flatworm related to the free-living planarian. We find that the function of NF-YB in regulating male germ cell proliferation is conserved in schistosomes. This finding is especially significant because fecundity is the cause of pathogenesis of S. mansoni. Our findings can help elucidate the complex relationship between self-renewal and differentiation of SSCs, and may also have implications for understanding and controlling schistosomiasis.

  19. Upconversion and tribological properties of β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb,Er film synthesized on silicon substrate

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    Wang, Chuanying [School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Cheng, Xianhua, E-mail: xhcheng@sjtu.edu.cn [School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb,Er upconversion (UC) film was synthesized on silicon substrate. • Tribological test was used to qualitatively evaluate the adhesion of the UC film. • The UC film was combined with Si substrate by covalent chemical bonds. • The method used in this work can be applicable for other UC films. - Abstract: In this work, β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb,Er upconversion (UC) film was successfully prepared on silicon (Si) substrate via self-assemble method for the first time. The chemical composition and surface morphology of the UC film were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), water contact angle (WCA), X-ray power diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) measurements. To investigate the effects of KH-560 primer film and chemical reactions on the UC luminescence properties of β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb,Er UC film, decay profiles of the 540 nm and 655 nm radiations were measured. Furthermore, tribological test was applied to qualitatively evaluate the adhesion of the UC film. The results indicate that the UC film has been successfully prepared on Si substrate by covalent chemical bonds. This work provides a facile way to synthesize β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb,Er UC film with robust adhesion to the substrate, which can be applicable for other UC films.

  20. Photon up-converting (Yb,Er){sub 2}O{sub 3} thin films by atomic layer deposition

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    Tuomisto, Minnea [Department of Chemistry, University of Turku (Finland); Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS), Turku (Finland); Giedraityte, Zivile; Karppinen, Maarit [Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland); Lastusaari, Mika [Department of Chemistry, University of Turku (Finland); Turku University Centre for Materials and Surfaces (MatSurf), Turku (Finland)

    2017-06-15

    We report up-converting (Yb,Er){sub 2}O{sub 3} thin films grown with the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique. The films are crystalline and show a homogeneous morphology with a roughness less than 1 nm for 40 nm thick films. High-intensity near-infrared (NIR) to green and red two-photon up-conversion emission is obtained with 974 nm excitation through an absorption by Yb{sup 3+}, followed by a Yb{sup 3+}-Er{sup 3+} energy transfer and emission from Er{sup 3+}. The ALD technique promises to be excellent for producing up-converting films for many applications such as near-infrared radiation absorbing layers for solar cells and sensors in point-of-care biomedical diagnostics. Schematic picture of the ALD-grown (Yb,Er){sub 2}O{sub 3} thin film including the up-conversion emission spectra. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  1. Comparison of (192) Ir, (169) Yb, and (60) Co high-dose rate brachytherapy sources for skin cancer treatment.

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    Safigholi, Habib; Meigooni, Ali S; Song, William Y

    2017-09-01

    To evaluate the possibility of utilizing the high-dose rate (HDR) (169) Yb and (60) Co sources, in addition to (192) Ir, for the treatment of skin malignancies with conical applicators. Monte Carlo (MC) simulations were used to benchmark the dosimetric parameters of single (169) Yb (4140), (60) Co (Co0.A86), and (192) Ir (mHDR-V2) brachytherapy sources in a water phantom and compared their results against published data. A standard conical tungsten alloy Leipzig-style applicator (Stand.Appl) was used for determination of the dose distributions at various depths with a single dwell position of the HDR sources. The HDR sources were modeled with its long axis parallel to the treatment plane within the opening section of the applicator. The source-to-surface distance (SSD) was 1.6 cm, which included a 0.1 cm thick removable plastic end-cap used for clinical applications. The prescription depth was considered to be 0.3 cm in a water phantom following the definitions in the literature for this treatment technique. Dose distributions generated with the Stand.Appl and the (169) Yb and (60) Co sources have been compared with those of the (192) Ir source, for the same geometry. Then, applicator wall thickness for the (60) Co source was increased (doubled) in MC simulations in order to minimize the leakage dose and penumbra to levels that were comparable to that from the (192) Ir source. For each source-applicator combination, the optimized plastic end-cap dimensions were determined in order to avoid over-dosage to the skin surface. The normalized dose profiles at the prescription depth for the (169) Yb-Stand.Appl and the (60) Co-double-wall applicator were found to be similar to that of the (192) Ir-Stand.Appl, with differences percentage depth doses (PDD) for the (192) Ir-, (169) Yb- and (60) Co-Stand.Appl were found to be comparable to the values with the (60) Co-double-walled applicator, with differences depth were also comparable at 0.309, 0.316, and 0.298 (cGy/hU) for

  2. Method of separating boron isotopes

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    Jensen, Reed J.; Thorne, James M.; Cluff, Coran L.; Hayes, John K.

    1984-01-01

    A method of boron isotope enrichment involving the isotope preferential photolysis of (2-chloroethenyl)dichloroborane as the feed material. The photolysis can readily be achieved with CO.sub.2 laser radiation and using fluences significantly below those required to dissociate BCl.sub.3.

  3. Copper and zinc isotope systematics of altered oceanic crust at IODP Site 1256 in the eastern equatorial Pacific

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    Huang, Jian; Liu, Sheng-Ao; Gao, Yongjun; Xiao, Yilin; Chen, Sha

    2016-10-01

    This paper presents the first combined Cu and Zn isotopic study of altered oceanic crust at Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Hole 1256D that penetrates a volcanic section, a lava-dyke transition zone, a sheeted dyke complex, and a plutonic complex. In the volcanic section, all but one rocks have Cu and Zn isotopic compositions similar to fresh mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB), reflecting restricted seawater circulation and low oxygen fugacity. Rocks in the transition zone have MORB-like δ65Cu and δ66Zn, indicating the dominant influence of basalt-derived Cu and Zn during alteration. Rocks in the dyke complex have more variable δ65Cu (-0.50-0.90‰) and δ66Zn (0.19-0.55‰) and those in the plutonic complex have δ65Cu of -0.43 to 0.20‰ and δ66Zn of 0.21 to 0.41‰. The rocks with heavier δ66Zn and heavier or lighter δ65Cu relative to MORB are characterized by Cu-Zn depletions, low Li/Yb (<1.0) and low δ18O (<5‰), suggesting that hydrothermal extraction during high temperature alteration of oceanic crust can result in significant Cu and Zn isotope fractionation. Such large Cu and Zn isotopic variations are the results of redox transformation of Cu as well as Cu and Zn isotope fractionation between altered basaltic rocks and dissolved Cu and Zn species in hydrothermal fluids (e.g., [CuCl3]1-, Zn(HS)42-). This work is the first to define the distribution of Cu and Zn isotopes in an intact oceanic crust with concentration-weighted averages of δ65Cu (0.05 ± 0.03‰) and δ66Zn (0.27 ± 0.01‰). The potential implications of these new observations are discussed.

  4. First laser emission of Yb0.15:(Lu0.5Y0.5)3Al5O12 ceramics.

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    Toci, Guido; Pirri, Angela; Li, Jiang; Xie, Tengfei; Pan, Yubai; Babin, Vladimir; Beitlerova, Alena; Nikl, Martin; Vannini, Matteo

    2016-05-02

    We report the first laser oscillation on Yb0.15:(Lu0.5Y0.5)3Al12 ceramics at room temperature. At 1030 nm we measured a maximum output power of 7.3 W with a corresponding slope efficiency of 55.4% by using an output coupler with a transmission of T = 39.2%. The spectroscopic properties are compared with those of the two parent garnets Yb:YAG and Yb:LuAG. To the best of our knowledge these are the first measurements reported in literature achieved with this new host.

  5. Synthesis of Upconversion β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ Particles with Enhanced Luminescent Intensity through Control of Morphology and Phase

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    Yunfei Shang; Shuwei Hao; Jing Liu; Meiling Tan; Ning Wang; Chunhui Yang; Guanying Chen

    2015-01-01

    Hexagonal NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals and nanocrystals with well-defined morphologies and sizes have been synthesized via a hydrothermal route. The rational control of initial reaction conditions can not only result in upconversion (UC) micro and nanocrystals with varying morphologies, but also can produce enhanced and tailored upconversion emissions from the Yb3+/Er3+ ion pairs sensitized by the Nd3+ ions. The increase of reaction time converts the phase of NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ partic...

  6. Establishment of M1 multipolarity of a 6.5 (micro)2n resonance in 172Yb at E(gamma) = 3.3 MeV

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    Schiller, A; Voinov, A; Algin, E; Becker, J A; Bernstein, L A; Garrett, P E; Guttormsen, M; Nelson, R O; Rekstad, J; Siem, S

    2004-02-04

    Two-step-cascade spectra in {sup 172}Yb have been measured after thermal neutron capture. they are compared to calculations based on experimental values of the level density and radiative strength function (RSF) obtained from the {sup 173}Yb(3{sup 3}He,{alpha}{gamma}){sup 172}Yb reaction. The multipolarity of a 6.5(15) {mu}{sub N}{sup 2} resonance at E{sub {gamma}} = 3.3(1) MeV in the RSF is determined to be M1 by this comparison.

  7. Use of Yb-based catalyst for AGET ATRP of acrylonitrile to simultaneously control molecular mass distribution and tacticity

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    Ma Jing; Chen Hou, E-mail: lduchenhou@hotmail.com; Zhang Min; Wang Chunhua; Zhang Ying; Qu Rongjun

    2012-08-01

    Yb-based catalyst was used for the first time for atom transfer radical polymerization using activators generated by electron transfer (AGET ATRP) of acrylonitrile (AN) with 2-bromopropionitrile (BPN) as initiator, 2, 2 Prime -bipyridine (bipy) as ligand, and tisn(II) bis(2-ethylhexanoate) (Sn(EH){sub 2}) as reducing agent in the presence of air. With respect to AGET ATRP of AN catalyzed by CuBr{sub 2}, an evident increase of polymer tacticity was observed for AGET ATRP of AN. The increase of syndiotacticity became more and more pronounced than the increase of isotacticity of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) along with YbBr{sub 3} content. The block copolymer PAN-b-PMMA with molecular weight at 60,000 and polydispersity at 1.36 was successfully prepared. - Graphical abstract: Yb-based catalyst was used for the first time for AGET ATRP of AN with BPN as the initiator, bipy as the ligand, and Sn(EH){sub 2} as the reducing agent in the presence of air. With respect to AGET ATRP with CuBr{sub 2} as catalyst, an obvious increase of polymer tacticity was observed for AGET ATRP of AN. The increase of syndiotacticity became more and more pronounced than the increase of isotacticity of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) along with YbBr{sub 3} content. The block copolymer PAN-b-PMMA with molecular weight at 60000 and polydispersity at 1.36 was successfully prepared. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Yb-based catalyst was used for the first time for AGET ATRP of AN. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The reaction simultaneously controls polydispersity and tacticity of PAN. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Well-defined block copolymer PAN-b-PMMA was successfully prepared.

  8. Intense visible upconversion and energy transfer in Ho3+/Yb3+ codoped tellurite glasses for potential fiber laser

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    Peng, Shengxi; Wu, Libo; Wang, Bo; Yang, Fengjing; Qi, Yawei; Zhou, Yaxun

    2015-03-01

    New Ho3+/Yb3+ codoped tellurite glasses (TeO2-Bi2O3-ZnO-Na2O) prepared by melt-quenching technique were investigated to realize visible-band upconversion emissions applied for compact fiber lasers. The absorption spectra, upconversion emission spectra, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curves, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectra were measured to characterize the spectroscopic properties of Ho3+, thermal stability and structural nature of glass hosts. Under the excitation of 980 nm laser diode (LD), the intense green (∼543 nm) and red (∼657 nm) upconversion emissions corresponding to 5F4(5S2) → 5I8 and 5F5 → 5I8 transitions of Ho3+ respectively are simultaneously observed. The power dependence study of upconversion intensities on excited pump power revealed that the Ho3+ population at 5F4(5S2) and 5F5 levels was originated from two-photon absorption process based on the energy transfer from Yb3+ to Ho3+. The energy transfer mechanism from Yb3+ to Ho3+ was investigated and relevant micro-parameters (energy transfer coefficient and critical radius) and phonon contribution ratio were presented. With the increase of Yb3+ doped concentration, both the green and red upconversion intensities enhanced greatly, meanwhile the thermal stability of glass hosts, characterized by the three characteristic temperatures, also got a slight improvement. Furthermore, the glass structure was briefly analyzed with the calculated Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters, the measured Raman spectra and XRD curves. The present results indicate that the new synthesized Ho3+/Yb3+ codoped tellurite glass with intense green and red upconversion emissions is a promising medium applied for the visible-band fiber lasers.

  9. a194yb.m77t and a194yb.h77t: MGD77T data and header files for single-beam bathymetry for field activity A-1-94-YB in Yakutat Bay and Yakutat Sea Valley, Alaska from 08/05/1994 to 08/08/1994

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Single-beam bathymetry data along with GPS navigation data was collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey cruise A-1-94-YB. The cruise was conducted in Yakutat...

  10. a193yb.m77t and a193yb.h77t: MGD77T data and header files for single-beam bathymetry data for field activity A-1-93-YB in Yakukat Bay, Alaska from 08/21/1993 to 08/27/1993

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Single-beam bathymetry data along with GPS navigation data was collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey cruise A-1-93-YB. The cruise was conducted in Yakukat...

  11. k191yb.m77t and k191yb.h77t: MGD77T data and header files for single-beam bathymetry data for field activity K-1-91-YB in Yakutat Bay, Alaska from 06/22/1991 to 06/28/1991

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Single-beam bathymetry data along with radar and GPS navigation data was collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey cruise K-1-91-YB. The cruise was conducted...

  12. Chromium isotope uptake in carbonates

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    Rodler, Alexandra

    retain an isotopically light Cr signature. Cr(VI) enriched in heavy Cr isotopes is then transported via river waters to the oceans and sequestered into marine sediments. Marine chemical sediments such asbanded iron formations and modern marine carbonates have proven useful in recording the Cr isotope...... with calcium carbonate in order to test the reliability of the Cr carbonate compositions. Several experimental approaches have been employed to elucidate the fractionation behavior of Cr isotopes when Cr(VI) is incorporated into calcium carbonate phases. These results indicate that at lower Cr concentrations......Chromium (Cr) is a redox sensitive element potentially capable of tracing fine-scale fluctuations of the oxygenation of Earth’s early surface environments and seawater. The Cr isotope composition of carbonates could perhaps be used as paleo-redox proxy to elucidate changes in the geological past...

  13. Re-evaluation of interferences of doubly charged ions of heavy rare earth elements on Sr isotopic analysis using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

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    Yang, Yue-Heng; Wu, Fu-Yuan; Xie, Lie-Wen; Chu, Zhu-Yin; Yang, Jin-Hui

    2014-07-01

    We re-evaluate the interference of doubly charged heavy rare earth elements during Sr isotopic analysis using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). A series of mixed solutions of standard reference material SRM 987, rare earth elements, and Sr separated from rock reference materials are measured to assess the influence of isobaric interferences on the MC-ICP-MS analysis of Sr isotopes. After sample dissolution, conventional cation-exchange chromatography is employed for Sr purification of rock reference materials prior to MC-ICP-MS measurement. It has been demonstrated that if the natural abundances of Er and Yb are used to correct for doubly charged ion interferences on Sr, an overcorrection results. In contrast, the use of measured doubly charged ion ratios results in an accurate and precise correction of isobaric interference. This finding is confirmed by analytical results for several certified reference materials from mafic (basaltic) to felsic (granitic) silicate rocks. It is noteworthy that, because Er is more prone to doubly charged ion formation, it dominates over Yb doubly charged ions as an interference source.

  14. Generation of femto second pulses from self mode locked Yb doped fiber laser

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    Kim, Young Won; Hong, Sung Ki; Kim, Min Suk; Ko, Kwanghoon; Lim, Changhwan [KAERI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Goo, Jae Jin; Seo, Young Suk [Technology research laboratory, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-11-15

    Recently, the fiber lasers have received vast attention as an oscillator of Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)system due to their excellent output power stability. Especially, all fiber splicing connection type fiber lasers offer several advantages over conventional bulk type fiber lasers, including greater stability, compactness, and ease of management. This type of fiber laser does not need the adjustment of its spatially coupled components because it consists of only optical fibers, whereas the conventional fiber lasers using focus lenses and air gaps need the adjustment of spatially coupled components. In addition, the direct splicing of fiber components is very robust to thermal effects and mechanical disturbances because it does not need much optical alignment. We have been demonstrated the self mode locked Yb doped fiber laser by Nonlinear Polarization Rotation (NRT)which consist of all fiber splicing connection type and only PM Single mode fiber due to their structures are similar. Since no polarization instability or polarization mode beating, a highly polarized cavity can generate highly stable pulses. We have fiber ring resonator without air gap of connection between fibers, the active element as laser amplifier was PM YDF which has two air channels located in parallel to the core in order to maintain linear polarization, and we used a PANDA fiber that high internal birefringence loss maintaining linear polarization against external perturbation as shown Fig. 1. When pump power was weak, unstable noisy pulses were observed. As the Pump power gradually increased, the operation mode change to the mode locked pulse generation from noisy pulse trains. We obtain the detail pulse waveform that measuring spectrum FWHM of 70nm by digital spectrum analyzer, measuring pulse train repetition rate of 25MHz and measuring pulse width of 44 FS by SHG FROG method as shown Fig. 2. The self mode locked Yb doped fiber laser system can be widely tunable from 1020nm to

  15. Violet-green excitation for NIR luminescence of Yb3+ ions in Bi2O3-B2O3-SiO2-Ga2O3 glasses.

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    Li, Weiwei; Cheng, Jimeng; Zhao, Guoying; Chen, Wei; Hu, Lili; Guzik, Malgorzata; Boulon, Georges

    2014-04-21

    60Bi(2)O(3)-20B(2)O(3)-10SiO(2)-10Ga(2)O(3) glasses doped with 1-9 mol% Yb(2)O(3) were prepared and investigated mainly on their violet-green excitation for the typical NIR emission of Yb(3+), generally excited in the NIR. Two violet excitation bands at 365 nm and 405 nm are related to Yb(2+) and Bi(3+). 465 nm excitation band and 480 nm absorption band in the blue-green are assigned to Bi(0) metal nanoparticles/grains. Yb-content-dependence of the excitation and absorption means that Bi(0) is the reduced product of Bi(3+), but greatly competed by the redox reaction of Yb(2+) ↔ Yb(3+). It is proved that the violet-green excitations result in the NIR emission of Yb(3+). On the energy transfer, the virtual level of Yb(3+)-Yb(3+) as well as Bi(0) dimers probably plays an important role. An effective and controllable way is suggested to achieve nano-optical applications by Bi(0) metal nanoparticles/grains and Yb(3+).

  16. 1-MHz high power femtosecond Yb-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplifier

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    Hu, Zhong-Qi; Yang, Pei-Long; Teng, Hao; Zhu, Jiang-Feng; Wei, Zhi-Yi

    2018-01-01

    A practical femtosecond polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber amplifier enabling 153 fs transform-limited pulse duration with 32 μJ pulse energy at 1 MHz repetition rate corresponding to a peak power of 0.21 GW is demonstrated. The laser system based on chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) technique is seeded by a dispersion managed, nonlinear polarization evolution (NPE) mode-locked oscillator with spectrum bandwidth of 31 nm at 1040 nm and amplified by three fiber pre-amplifying stages and a rod type fiber main amplifying stage. The laser works with beam quality of M2 of 1.3 and power stability of 0.63% (root mean square, RMS) over 24 hours will be stable sources for industrial micromachining, medical therapy and scientific research.

  17. Yb-fibre Laser Welding of 6 mm Duplex Stainless Steel 2205

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    Bolut, M.; Kong, C. Y.; Blackburn, J.; Cashell, K. A.; Hobson, P. R.

    Duplex stainless steel (DSS) is one of the materials of choice for structural and nuclear applications, having high strength and good corrosion resistance when compared with other grades of stainless steel. The welding process used to join these materials is critical as transformation of the microstructure during welding directly affects the material properties. High power laser welding has recently seen an increase in research interest as it offers both speed and flexibility. This paper presents an investigation into the important parameters affecting laser welding of DSS grade 2205, with particular focus given to the critical issue of phase transformation during welding. Bead-on-plate melt-run trials without filler material were performed on 6mm thick plates using a 5 kW Yb-fibre laser. The laser beam was characterized and a Design of Experiment approach was used to quantify the impact of the process parameters. Optical metallographic methods were used to examine the resulting microstructures.

  18. High efficiency laser action of 1% at. Yb3+:2O3 ceramic.

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    Pirri, Angela; Toci, Guido; Nikl, Martin; Vannini, Matteo

    2012-09-24

    We report the spectroscopic characteristics and the laser performances of a low-doped 1% at. Yb:Sc(2)O(3) ceramic sample. Under end- pumping at 933 nm and 968 nm in quasi-CW mode, at 1040.5 nm the laser delivers a maximum output power of 4.3 W and 1.77 W, respectively with a corresponding slope efficiency of 74% and 80%, which are, to the best of our knowledge, the highest value reported in literature for ceramics. We explored the tuning range of the sample, which spans from 1005 nm to 1050.5 nm, and finally we characterized the low losses tunable cavity at 1032 nm.

  19. Using 171,173Yb(d,p) to benchmark a surrogate reaction for neutron capture

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    Hatarik, R; Bersntein, L; Burke, J; Cizewski, J; Gibelin, J; Lesher, S; O' Malley, P; Phair, L; Swan, T

    2008-08-08

    Neutron capture cross sections on unstable nuclei are important for many applications in nuclear structure and astrophysics. Measuring these cross sections directly is a major challenge and often impossible. An indirect approach for measuring these cross sections is the surrogate reaction method, which makes it possible to relate the desired cross section to a cross section of an alternate reaction that proceeds through the same compound nucleus. To benchmark the validity of using the (d,p{gamma}) reaction as a surrogate for (n,{gamma}), the {sup 171,173}Yb(d,p{gamma}) reactions were measured with the goal to reproduce the known [1] neutron capture cross section ratios of these nuclei.

  20. Thermal effects in Yb-doped double-cladding Distributed Modal Filtering rod-type fibers

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    Coscelli, Enrico; Poli, Federica; Jørgensen, Mette Marie

    2012-01-01

    element method. A DMF fiber design, which is single-mode in the 1030 nm–1064 nm region, is considered, and the effects of thermal load on the transmission characteristics are evaluated. Results show a blue-shift of the single-mode window and the single-mode bandwidth narrowing as the absorbed pump power......The effects of thermally-induced refractive index change in Yb-doped Distributed Modal Filtering (DMF) photonic crystal fibers are investigated, where high-order mode suppression is obtained by resonant coupling with high index elements in the cladding. The temperature distribution on the fiber...... cross-section is calculated with an analytical model, for different pump power values. The consequent refractive index change, due to the thermo-optical effect, is applied to the cross-section of the DMF fiber, whose guiding properties are studied with a full-vector modal solver based on the finite...

  1. Generation of broadband noise-like pulse from Yb-doped fiber laser ring cavity.

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    Suzuki, Masayuki; Ganeev, Rashid A; Yoneya, Shin; Kuroda, Hiroto

    2015-03-01

    We have demonstrated a generation of the noise-like pulse (NLP) with broadband spectrum in a nonlinear polarized evolution-based passive mode-locked Yb-doped fiber (YDF) ring laser. At the cavity dispersion of near zero, the NLP with spectrum bandwidth up to 131 nm (FWHM) was obtained at a central wavelength of 1070 nm with output power of 136 mW and 80 MHz repetition rate. To our best knowledge, this spectrum bandwidth of NLP is the broadest among the reported YDF lasers. The autocorrelation function of pulse contained the short (30 fs) and long (4.6 ps) components. This short coherence light source is well suited for the optical coherent tomography used for ophthalmology at a wavelength of ∼1000  nm.

  2. [Comprehensive analysis of up-conversion luminescence saturation phenomena of ErYb:oxyfluoride vitroceramics].

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    Chen, Xiao-bo; Song, Zeng-fu

    2005-02-01

    The saturation phenomenon of the up-conversion luminescence of erbium ytterbium co-doped oxyfluoride vitroceramics (ErYb:FOV), when excited by a 966 nm diode-laser, was investigated comprehensively in the present article. A new kind of "characteristic saturation phenomenon", which results from energy diffusion, was found, i. e. the slope of logI-logP curve, the double logarithmic variation of up-conversion luminescence intensity I upon laser power P, is increased evidently toward regular multi-photon relation with the increase of laser facula. The "typical saturation phenomenon" resulting from ground state population's exhaustion has huge influence as well, which causes these logI-logP curves to bend gradually with the increase in laser power. Interestingly, this "typical saturation phenomenon" can be decreased obviously and even vanishes when the pumping laser power density is decreased enough.

  3. Multiple scattering and nonlinear thermal emission of Yb3+, Er3+:Y2O3 nanopowders

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    Redmond, S.; Rand, S. C.; Ruan, X. L.; Kaviany, M.

    2004-04-01

    Radiation transport and multiple scattering calculations are presented and compared with experimental observations to characterize light attenuation in high emissivity nanopowders irradiated with low power laser light at room temperature, and to explain the associated white light emission and the onset of melting. Using radiation tuned to an absorption resonance of Yb3+ dopants in Y2O3 nanopowder, we observed the onset of intense blackbody emission above a well-defined intensity threshold. Local melting of the compact above threshold leads to the formation of single crystal microtubes. Evidence is provided to show that two-flux transport theory and diffusion theory both significantly underestimate the absorption due to dependent, multiple scattering and that the threshold for the thermal runaway process responsible for this behavior is very sensitive to porosity of the random medium.

  4. Compact passively Q-switched single-frequency Er3+/Yb3+ codoped phosphate fiber laser

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    Zhang, Yuanfei; Wang, Simin; Lin, Wei; Mo, Shupei; Zhao, Qilai; Yang, Changsheng; Feng, Zhouming; Deng, Huaqiu; Peng, Mingying; Yang, Zhongmin; Xu, Shanhui

    2017-05-01

    We present a compact passively Q-switched single-frequency fiber laser based on a 12-mm-long laboratory-built highly Er3+/Yb3+ codoped phosphate fiber (EYDPF) and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). An effective cavity length of less than 20 mm ensures the stable single-frequency operation of the Q-switched fiber laser. By employing a SESAM for Q-switching, a single-pulse energy of more than 34.4 nJ is realized with the narrowest pulse duration of 95 ns, and the repetition rate of the Q-switched fiber laser reaches over 600 kHz. In addition, the optical signal-to-noise ratio of the output laser is as high as 68.0 dB.

  5. Ceramic planar waveguide laser of non-aqueous tape casting fabricated YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG

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    Wang, Chao; Li, Wenxue; Yang, Chao; Bai, Dongbi; Li, Jiang; Ge, Lin; Pan, Yubai; Zeng, Heping

    2016-08-01

    Ceramic YAG/Yb:YAG/YAG planar waveguide lasers were realized on continuous-wave and mode-locked operations. The straight waveguide, fabricated by non-aqueous tape casting and solid state reactive sintering, enabled highly efficient diode-pumped waveguide continuous-wave laser with the slope efficiency of 66% and average output power of more than 3 W. The influence of the waveguide structure on the wavelength tunability was also experimentally investiccgated with a dispersive prism. Passively mode-locked operation of the ceramic waveguide laser was achieved by using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM), output 2.95 ps pulses with maximum power of 385 mW at the central wavelength of 1030 nm.

  6. All fiber-based Yb-doped high energy, high power femtosecond fiber lasers.

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    Wan, Peng; Yang, Lih-Mei; Liu, Jian

    2013-12-02

    Two all fiber-based laser systems are demonstrated to achieve high energy and high average power femtosecond pulsed outputs at wavelength of 1 µm. In the high energy laser system, a pulse energy of 1.05 mJ (0.85 mJ after pulse compressor) at 100 kHz repetition rate has been realized by a Yb-doped ultra large-core single-mode photonic crystal fiber (PCF) rod amplifier, seeded with a 50 µJ fiber laser. The pulse duration is 705 fs. In the high average power experiment, a large mode area (LMA) fiber has been used in the final stage amplifier, seeded with a 50 W mode locked fiber laser. The system is running at a repetition rate of 69 MHz producing 1052 W of average power before compressor. After pulse compression, a pulse duration of 800 fs was measured.

  7. Pressure Effect on the Einstein-Like Phonon Mode in Superconducting {YB}6

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    Orendáč, Mat.; Gabáni, S.; Gažo, E.; Pristáš, G.; Flachbart, K.; Mori, T.; Wang, X.; Kamenev, K.

    2017-06-01

    YB6 is known as a conventional type-II BCS superconductor in which the strong coupling superconductivity with 2Δ /kBTc≈ 4.1 is mediated by the Einstein-like phonon mode of Y atoms located at \\hbar ω E≈ 8 meV. We have investigated the pressure effect on ω E by Raman scattering up to 14 GPa. The received linear pressure increase in this mode dω E/dp≈ 0.21 meV/GPa yields an isothermal Grüneisen coefficient γ T= -partial lnω E/partial ln V = 3.85. Moreover, the pressure effect on the electron-phonon interaction λ calculated from the McMillan-Allen-Dynes expression for the superconducting transition temperature was determined to be partial ln{λ }/partial lnV \\cong 7.2.

  8. Power-dependent upconversion luminescence intensity in NaYF4,Yb3+,Er3+ nanoparticles

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    Li, A. H.; Lü, Q.

    2011-10-01

    The knowledge of the power density for which luminescence intensity reversal begins with power increase is of valuable importance for practical applications. Under 980 nm CW diode laser excitation, the maximum upconversion luminescence intensities were obtained at 4800, 5700, and 7100 W/cm2 for 2H9/2→4I15/2, 2H11/2&4S3/2→4I15/2, and 4F9/2→4I15/2 transition luminescences, respectively, in compact powder composed by cubic-phase NaYF4: Yb3+,Er3+ nanoparticles with a most probable diameter of ~46 nm. It was revealed experimentally that the reversal power density decreases as luminescent level rises. Excitation increase combined with radiative quantum efficiency decrease as power increase can reproduce this "n"-shape power dependence relationship.

  9. Synthesis of NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ upconversion nanoparticles in normal microemulsions

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    Shan Shu-Nan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract An interface-controlled reaction in normal microemulsions (water/ethanol/sodium oleate/oleic acid/n-hexane was designed to prepare NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ upconversion nanoparticles. The phase diagram of the system was first studied to obtain the appropriate oil-in-water microemulsions. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffractometer measurements revealed that the as-prepared nanoparticles were spherical, monodisperse with a uniform size of 20 nm, and of cubic phase with good crystallinity. Furthermore, these nanoparticles have good dispersibility in nonpolar organic solvents and exhibit visible upconversion luminescence of orange color under continuous excitation at 980 nm. Then, a thermal treatment for the products was found to enhance the luminescence intensity. In addition, because of its inherent merit in high yielding and being economical, this synthetic method could be utilized for preparation of the UCNPs on a large scale.

  10. Emission properties of hydrothermal Yb{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}, Tm{sup 3+}-codoped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanorods: upconversion, cathodoluminescence and assessment of waveguide behavior

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    Barrera, Elixir William; Pujol, MarIa Cinta; DIaz, Francesc [Fisica i Cristal.lografia de Materials, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Campus Sescelades c/ Marcel.lI Domingo s/n, E-43007 Tarragona (Spain); Choi, Soo Bong; Rotermund, Fabian [Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, 443-749 Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Park, Kyung Ho [Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center, 443-270 Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Mun Seok [Advanced Photonics Research Institute, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 500-712 Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Cascales, Concepcion, E-mail: ccascales@icmm.csic.es [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientIficas, c/Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 3 Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2011-02-18

    Yb{sup 3+} and Ln{sup 3+} (Ln{sup 3+} = Er{sup 3+} or Tm{sup 3+}) codoped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanorods with cubic Ia3-bar symmetry have been prepared by low temperature hydrothermal procedures, and their luminescence properties and waveguide behavior analyzed by means of scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM). Room temperature upconversion (UC) under excitation at 980 nm and cathodoluminescence (CL) spectra were studied as a function of the Yb{sup +} concentration in the prepared nanorods. UC spectra revealed the strong development of Er{sup 3+4}F{sub 9/2} {yields} 4I{sub 15/2} (red) and Tm{sup 3+1}G{sub 4} {yields} {sup 3}H{sub 6} (blue) bands, which became the pre-eminent and even unique emissions for corresponding nanorods with the higher Yb{sup 3+} concentration. Favored by the presence of large phonons in current nanorods, UC mechanisms that privilege the population of {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} and {sup 1}G{sub 4} emitting levels through phonon-assisted energy transfer and non-radiative relaxations account for these observed UC luminescence features. CL spectra show much more moderate development of the intensity ratio between the Er{sup 3+4}F{sub 9/2} {yields}{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} (red) and {sup 2}H{sub 11/2}, {sup 4}S{sub 3/2} {yields} {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} (green) emissions with the increase in the Yb{sup 3+} content, while for Yb{sup 3+}, Tm{sup 3+}-codoped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanorods the dominant CL emission is Tm{sup 3+1}D{sub 2} {yields} {sup 3}F{sub 4} (deep-blue). Uniform light emission along Yb{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+}-codoped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} rods has been observed by using SNOM photoluminescence images; however, the rods seem to be too thin for propagation of light.

  11. Competition from Isotopic Modelling

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    Virginie Fabre

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available During later MOIS3, in Europe two populations were present, autochthonous Neanderthals and modern humans. Ecological competition between these two populations has often been evoked but never demonstrated. Our aim is to establish whether resource competition occurred. In this paper, in order to examine the possibility of ecological competition between these two populations, 599 isotopic data were subjected to rigorous statistical treatment and analysis through mixing models. The aim of this paper was to compare dietary strategies of Neanderthals and modern humans over time. Our conclusions suggest that Neanderthals and modern humans shared dietary habits in the particular environmental context of MOIS3 characterised in Europe by climatic deterioration. In this environmental context, the resource competition between Neanderthals and modern humans may have accelerated the disappearance of the Neanderthal population.

  12. Microbes: Agents of Isotopic Change

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    Fogel, M. L.

    2012-12-01

    Microbes drive many of the important oxidation and reduction reactions on Earth; digest almost all forms of organic matter; and can serve as both primary and secondary producers. Because of their versatile biochemistry and physiology, they impart unique isotopic signatures to organic and inorganic materials, which have proven to be key measurements for understanding elemental cycling now and throughout Earth's history. Understanding microbial isotope fractionations in laboratory experiments has been important for interpreting isotopic patterns measured in natural settings. In fact, the pairing of simple experiment with natural observation has been the pathway for interpreting the fingerprint of microbial processes in ancient sediments and rocks. Examples of how key experiments have explained stable isotope fractionations by microbes and advanced the field of microbial ecology will be presented. Learning the isotopic signatures of Earth's microbes is a valuable exercise for predicting what isotopic signatures could be displayed by possible extant or extinct extraterrestrial life. Given the potential for discovery on Mars, Enceladus, and other solar system bodies, new methods and techniques for pinpointing what is unique about microbial isotope signatures is particularly relevant.

  13. High power mid-IR OPCPA system pumped by a femtosecond Yb-doped fiber amplifier

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    Rigaud, P.; Van de Walle, A.; Hanna, M.; Forget, N.; Guichard, F.; Zaouter, Y.; Guesmi, K.; Druon, F.; Georges, P.

    2017-02-01

    We describe an optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) architecture built around a state of the art Yb-doped fiber femtosecond pump source delivering 300 fs 400 μ pulses at a repetition rate 125 kHz (50 W average power) and a central wavelength of 1030 nm. The short pump pulse duration compared to bulk Yb:YAG or Nd:YVO4 based systems results in a number of important advantages. First, it allows efficient seeding at 1550 nm using supercontinuum generation directly from the pump pulses in a bulk YAG crystal, resulting in extremely robust passive pump-signal synchronization. The short pump pulse duration also allows the use of millimeter to centimeter lengths of bulk materials to provide stretching and compression for the signal and idler, which minimizes the accumulation of higher-order spectral phase. Finally, the shorter pump pulse duration increases the damage peak intensity, permitting the use of shorter nonlinear crystals to perform the amplification, which increases the spectral bandwidth of the parametric process. Additional experiments are performed to sort out the phenomena that limit power scaling in MgO:PPLN crystals. The OPCPA stages are all operated in collinear geometry, allowing the use of both signal and idler without the introduction of angular chirp on the latter. These points result in the dual generation of 70 fs 23 μJ signal pulses at 1550 nm and 60 fs 10 μJ idler pulses at 3070 nm from a simple setup, with the added benefit of inherent CEP stability of the idler pulses.

  14. Multimodal emissions from Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped lithium borate glass: Upconversion, downshifting and quantum cutting

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    Bahadur, A.; Yadav, R.S.; Yadav, R.V.; Rai, S.B., E-mail: sbrai49@yahoo.co.in

    2017-02-15

    This paper reports the optical properties of Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped lithium borate (LB) glass prepared by melt quench method. The absorption spectrum of the Yb{sup 3+} doped LB glass contains intense NIR band centered at 976 nm due to {sup 2}F{sub 7/2}→{sup 2}F{sub 5/2} transition. The emission spectra of the prepared glasses have been monitored on excitation with 266, 355 and 976 nm. The Yb{sup 3+} doped glass emits a broad NIR band centered at 976 nm whereas the Tb{sup 3+} doped glass gives off visible bands on excitations with 266 and 355 nm. When the Tb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions are co-doped together, the emission intensity in the visible region decreases whereas it increases in the NIR region significantly. The increase in the emission intensity in the NIR region is due to efficient cooperative energy transfer (CET) from Tb{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+} ions. The quantum cutting efficiency for Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped glass has been calculated and compared for 266 and 355 nm excitations. The quantum cutting efficiency is larger for 355 nm excitation (137%). The Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped LB glass also emits upconverted visible bands on excitation with 976 nm. The mechanisms involved in the energy transfer have been discussed using schematic energy level diagram. The Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped LB glass may be used in the optical devices and in solar cell for solar spectral conversion and behaves as a multi-modal photo-luminescent material. - Graphical abstract: The Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped lithium borate (LB) glass prepared by melt quench method emits upconverted visible emissions through upconversion CET from Yb{sup 3+} to Tb{sup 3+} ions and quantum cutting emissions through downconversion CET from Tb{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+} ions. Therefore, the Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped LB glass may find applications in optical devices and solar cell and behaves as a multi-modal photo-luminescent material. - Highlights: • The Tb{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3

  15. Photoluminescence properties of the ZnO-CdO-TeO{sub 2} system doped with the Tb{sup 3+}and Yb{sup 3+} ions

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    Ruvalcaba-Cornejo, C. [Departamento de Investigacion en Polimeros y Materiales, Universidad de Sonora (Mexico); Flores-Acosta, M. [Universidad de Sonora, Centro de Investigacion en Fisica, Rosales y Luis Encinas s/n, colonia Centro 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico); Elena Zayas, Ma. [Departamento de C. Quimico-Biologicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad de Sonora, Unidad Regional Sur, Navojoa, Sonora (Mexico); Lozada-Morales, R. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico-Matematicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico); Palomino-Merino, R. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico-Matematicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico)], E-mail: palomino@fcfm.buap.mx; Espinosa, J.E. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico-Matematicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico); Portillo-Moreno, O. [Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico); Martinez-Juarez, J. [Departamento de Dispositivos Semiconductores, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 14 Av. Sur y Av. San Claudio, Col. San Manuel, Puebla (Mexico); Zelaya-Angel, O.; Tomas, S.A.; Soto, A.B. [Departamento de Fisica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, P.O. Box 14-740, Mexico 07360 D.F. (Mexico)

    2008-02-15

    ZnO-CdO-TeO{sub 2} was employed as a host of Tb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions. The matrix doped with Tb{sup 3+} presents a crystalline/amorphous structure, while the same matrix shows an amorphous structure when it is doped with Yb{sup 3+}. Optical absorption spectra, measured by using photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy, allowed to determine the band gap, which is localized in the range 3.47-3.60 eV. Both kinds of ions Tb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} in the ZnO-CdO-TeO{sub 2} matrix show emissions that are characteristic of such ions. For Tb{sup 3+} the signals were allocated in 548, 586, 622 nm, respectively, while for Yb{sup 3+} only one signal was registered at 1000 nm.

  16. Near-infrared downconversion through host sensitized energy transfer in Yb3+-doped Na2YMg2(VO4)3

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    Li, Yong; Wei, Xiantao; Chen, Hongmei; Pan, Yan; Ji, Yuexia

    2015-12-01

    Host sensitized near-infrared emitting phosphor Na2YMg2(VO4)3:Yb3+ was fabricated by a sol-gel method. Efficient broad emission is observed under ultraviolet excitation ranging from 240 nm to -400 nm and this luminescence originates from ligand-metal charge transfer of 2p of O2- to 3d of V5+. Under excitation of ultraviolet light in the broad absorption band, intense near-infrared emission of Yb3+ around 974 nm is observed for Yb3+-doped Na2YMg2(VO4)3. Through study of photoluminescence spectra, fluorescence decay curves and concentration-dependent luminescence, mechanism of energy transfer from VO4 group to Yb3+ was proposed to rationalize the downconversion process. This phosphor with performance of ultra-violet to near-infrared downconversion could have potential application in improving efficiency of silicon-based solar cell.

  17. Yb3+ and Tm3+ doped KGdxLuyY1-x-y(WO4)2 channel waveguide lasers

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    Geskus, D.; van Dalfsen, Koop; Aravazhi, S.; Worhoff, Kerstin; Pollnau, Markus

    Channel waveguides with high refractive-index contrast are fabricated in double tungstates. Yb3+ lasers with 71% slope efficiency and 418 mW output power are demonstrated. Tm3+ lasers at 1843 nm have also been demonstrated.

  18. Photoluminescence properties of rare-earth-doped (Er³⁺,Yb³⁺) Y₂O₃ nanophosphors by a combustion synthesis method.

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    Kaur, Manmeet; Bisen, D P; Brahme, N; Singh, Prabhjot; Sahu, I P

    2016-05-01

    In this work, we report the synthesis of Y2O3:Er(3+), Y2O3:Yb(3+) and Y2O3:Er(3+),Yb(3+) nanophosphors by the combustion synthesis method using urea as fuel. The doping agents were incorporated in the form of erbium nitrate and ytterbium nitrate. X-Ray diffraction (XRD) patterns revealed that the synthesized particles have a body-centered cubic structure with space group Ia-3. The photoluminescence (PL) properties were investigated after UV and infrared irradiation at room temperature. A strong characteristic emission of Er(3+) and Yb(3+) ions was identified, and the influence of doping concentration on the PL properties was systematically studied. Energy transfer from Yb(3+) to Er(3+) ions was observed in Y2O3 nanophosphors. The obtained result may be useful in potential applications such as bioimaging. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Spectroscopic evaluation of CaYA1O 4 doped with trivalent Er, Tm, Yb and Ho for eyesafe laser applications

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    Hutchinson, J. Andrew; Verdun, Horacio R.; Chai, Bruce H. T.; Zandi, Bahram; Merkle, Larry D.

    1994-10-01

    Spectroscopic properties of relevance for laser applications have been studied for rare earths in CaYA1O 4. Fitting of a theoretical model to observed energy levels yields crystal field parameters and unobserved levels. Structural disorder leads to broad linewidths,but cross sections are larger than in many common hosts. Tm-Tm cross relaxation rates are comparable to those in Tm: YAG, and Yb-Er transfer rates are comparable to those in Yb, Er:phosphate glass. Room temperature Yb-Er upconversion is stronger than in YAG, but modeling shows that neither unconversion nor population of Er 4I {13}/{2} is very efficient upon pumping Yb. The host's yellow color intensifies upon annealing in air, a potential problem for visible laser operation. Tm or Ho 2 μm laser operation, or Er 1.5 μ operation upon direct excitation of Er 4I {13}/{2}, are more promising.

  20. Ionic conductivity of crystallization products of Ba1- x Yb x F2 + x melts ( x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.25)

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    Sorokin, N. I.; Sul'yanova, E. A.; Sobolev, B. P.

    2016-05-01

    The ionic conductivity σ of the crystallization products of Ba1 - x Yb x F2 + x melts with 10, 20 and 25 mol % YbF3 has been studied. A Ba0.9Yb0.1F2.1 sample is a solid solution with the CaF2 structure type, sp. gr. Fmoverline 3 m. A Ba0.8Yb0.2F2.2 sample contains two cubic forms with sp. gr. Fmoverline 3 m and Pmoverline 3 m. The σ values for Ba0.9Yb0.1F2.1 and Ba0.8Yb0.2F2.2 coincide and are equal to 3 × 10-5 S/cm at 500 K. A Ba0.75Yb0.25F2.25 sample is heterogeneous, despite its monolithic nature and transparency. A greater part of its volume has a cubic lattice with sp. gr. Pmoverline 3 m, while the smaller part is a phase crystallizing in the orthorhombic system. A change of composition from x = 0.2 to 0.25 leads to a change in the symmetry group and type of the cluster defects in the Ba1 - x Yb x F2 + x phase. The sp. gr. Fmoverline 3 m is replaced by the sp. gr. Pmoverline 3 m, and octahedral‒cubic {Ba8Yb6F69} clusters are transformed into "inverse" octahedral‒cubic {Yb8Ba6F71} clusters. These changes in the defect structure lead to an increase in conductivity by a factor of about 100. The fluorine-ionic conductivity of Ba0.75Yb0.25F2.25 is 2.5 × 10-3 S/cm at 500 K. This value exceeds the conductivity of Ba0.69La0.31F2.31 crystal by a factor of 15 (Ba0.69La0.31F2.31 has the best conducting properties among the fluorite phases of the Ba1 - x R x F2 + x family, for which σ was found to increase with a decrease in the atomic number of rare earth element (REE)).

  1. Downconversion and upconversion emissions of GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} and its potential applications in solar cells

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    Wang, Yimin [Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, 130022 (China); Jilin Vocational College of Industry and Technology, Jilin, 132013 (China); Zhang, Hongbo [Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, 130022 (China); Qu, Shanshan [Liaoning Police College, Dalian, 116036 (China); Su, Chunhui, E-mail: sch@cust.edu.cn [Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, 130022 (China); Changchun Normal University, Changchun, 130032 (China)

    2016-08-25

    GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} powders were synthesized by a solid state reaction. The XRD patterns indicated that the obtained GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} powders have the monoclinic phase. Under the excitation of lights in the ultraviolet region, GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} powders show dominate green emission in the visible light region and emission band peaking at 980 nm in the infrared region along with shoulders at 1001 nm and 1024 nm, which originate from the {sup 5}D{sub 4} → {sup 7}F{sub j} (j = 6, 5, 4 and 3) transitions of Tb{sup 3+} and {sup 2}D{sub 5/2} → {sup 2}F{sub 7/2} transitions of Yb{sup 3+} ions, respectively. Under the excitation of 980 nm, GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} powders show dominate green emission in the visible light region, which is based on the cooperative energy transfer between two Yb{sup 3+} ions and one Tb{sup 3+} ion. The results present successful doping of rare earth ions in particles with both up and down conversion fluorescence properties that can be used as potential spectrum converter in solar cells. - Highlights: • Emission bands of GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} in visible an IR regions under UV excitation. • Energy transfer from Gd{sup 3+} to Tb{sup 3+} and from Tb{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+} under UV excitation. • Emission bands of GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} in visible region under IR excitation. • Cooperative energy transfer from two Yb{sup 3+} ions to one Tb{sup 3+} ion under IR excitation. • Potential application of GdPO{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} as spectrum converter in solar cells.

  2. Influence of O{sub 2} exposure on the interaction between CH{sub 4} and amorphous AlYB{sub 14}

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    Hunold, Oliver, E-mail: hunold@mch.rwth-aachen.de [Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Kopernikusstr, 10, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Wiesing, Martin; Arcos, Teresa de los [Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn (Germany); Music, Denis [Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Kopernikusstr, 10, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Grundmeier, Guido [Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Paderborn, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn (Germany); Schneider, Jochen M. [Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Kopernikusstr, 10, D-52074 Aachen (Germany)

    2017-01-15

    Highlights: • Influence of O{sub 2} exposure on the surface chemistry of a-AlYB{sub 14} on the interaction with CH{sub 4} and PE studied by ab initio and UHV-AFM. • Predicted stronger interaction is consistent with experimentally observed trends. • Upon O{sub 2} exposure surface bonding becomes more semiconducting causing a charge redistribution within the adsorbed CH{sub 4} molecule. • The data serve as proof of concept for exploring polymer − hard coating interactions in varying atmospheres. - Abstract: The influence of surface oxidation on the interaction between CH{sub 4} and amorphous AlYB{sub 14} (a-AlYB{sub 14}) has been studied theoretically by using density functional theory and experimentally by ultra-high vacuum atomic force microscopy (UHV-AFM). CH{sub 4} mimics the –CH{sub 3} termination and aliphatic subunits of a polymer chain. Low-energy ion scattering measurements of magnetron sputtered thin films suggest that the bonding at the surfaces of pristine a-AlYB{sub 14} and O{sub 2} exposed a-AlYB{sub 14} (O{sub 2}//a-AlYB{sub 14}) is metal-boron and metal-oxygen dominated, respectively. Based on the ab initio calculations the adsorption energies of CH{sub 4} on a-AlYB{sub 14} and O{sub 2}//a-AlYB{sub 14} decreases from −0.07 to −0.30 eV, respectively. This trend is consistent with experimental data obtained by colloidal probe UHV-AFM studies with a polyethylene sphere, where larger adhesion forces for the O{sub 2} exposed surface as compared to the pristine a-AlYB{sub 14} surface were measured. No charge transfer takes place between CH{sub 4} and the pristine as well as the O{sub 2} exposed a-AlYB{sub 14}. Oxygen chemisorption induces changes in surface bonding. States at the Fermi level are depleted upon oxidation, hence the surface bonding becomes more semiconducting causing a charge redistribution within the adsorbed CH{sub 4} molecule. Hence, these data serve as proof of concept for exploring the effect of O{sub 2} exposure on the

  3. Compelling Research Opportunities using Isotopes

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    2009-04-23

    Isotopes are vital to the science and technology base of the US economy. Isotopes, both stable and radioactive, are essential tools in the growing science, technology, engineering, and health enterprises of the 21st century. The scientific discoveries and associated advances made as a result of the availability of isotopes today span widely from medicine to biology, physics, chemistry, and a broad range of applications in environmental and material sciences. Isotope issues have become crucial aspects of homeland security. Isotopes are utilized in new resource development, in energy from bio-fuels, petrochemical and nuclear fuels, in drug discovery, health care therapies and diagnostics, in nutrition, in agriculture, and in many other areas. The development and production of isotope products unavailable or difficult to get commercially have been most recently the responsibility of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy program. The President's FY09 Budget request proposed the transfer of the Isotope Production program to the Department of Energy's Office of Science in Nuclear Physics and to rename it the National Isotope Production and Application program (NIPA). The transfer has now taken place with the signing of the 2009 appropriations bill. In preparation for this, the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) was requested to establish a standing subcommittee, the NSAC Isotope Subcommittee (NSACI), to advise the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics. The request came in the form of two charges: one, on setting research priorities in the short term for the most compelling opportunities from the vast array of disciplines that develop and use isotopes and two, on making a long term strategic plan for the NIPA program. This is the final report to address charge 1. NSACI membership is comprised of experts from the diverse research communities, industry, production, and homeland security. NSACI discussed research opportunities divided into three areas: (1

  4. White phosphor using Yb3+-sensitized Er3+-and Tm3+-doped sol-gel derived lead-fluorosilicate transparent glass ceramic excited at 980 nm

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    Tavares, M. C. P.; da Costa, E. B.; Bueno, L. A.; Gouveia-Neto, A. S.

    2018-01-01

    Generation of primary colors and white light through frequency upconversion using sol-gel derived 80SiO2:20PbF2 vitroceramic phosphors doped with Er3+, Er3+/Yb3+, Tm3+/Yb3+, and Er3+/Tm3+/Yb3+ excited at 980 nm is demonstrated. For Er3+ and Er3+/Yb3+ doped samples emissions were obtained in the blue (410 nm), green (530, and 550 nm) and red (670 nm) regions, corresponding to the 2H9/2 → 4I15/2,2H11/2 → 4I15/2, 4S3/2 → 4I152 and 4F9/2 → 4I15/2 transitions of Er3+, respectively. The codoping with Yb3+ ions altered the spectral profile of most of the emissions compared to the single doped samples, resulting in changes in the emitted color, in addition to a significant increase in the emission intensity. In Tm3+/Yb3+ co-doped samples visible emissions in the blue (480 nm), and red (650 nm), corresponding to transitions 1G4 → 3H6 and 1G4 → 3F4 of Tm3+, respectively, were obtained. The emission intensity around 480 nm overcome the red emission, and luminescence showed a predominantly blue tone. White light with CIE-1931 coordinates (0.36; 0.34) was produced by homogeneously mixing up powders of heat treated at 400 °C co-doped samples 5.0Er3+/5.0Yb3+ and 0.5Tm3+/2.5Yb3+ in the mass ratio of 13%, and 87%, respectively. The measured emission spectrum for a sample resulting from the mixture showed a profile with very good agreement with the spectrum found from the superimposition of the spectra of the co-doped samples.

  5. Luminescent properties of Yb-doped LaSc{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} under VUV excitation

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    Guerassimova, N.; Kamenskikh, I. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation); Krasikov, D. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation)], E-mail: kdn@nm.ru; Mikhailin, V. [Physics Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 119992 Moscow (Russian Federation); Zagumennyi, A.; Koutovoi, S.; Zavartsev, Yu. [Laser Crystals Department, General Physics Institute of RAS, Vavilova str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Pedrini, C. [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Materiaux Luminescents, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon-1, UMR 5620 CNRS, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)

    2007-04-15

    Ytterbium doped borate crystals are promising laser media, e.g. in LaSc{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} (LSB) matrices large distance between ytterbium ions results in reduced concentration quenching of the ytterbium f-f luminescence [Petermann, K., Fagundes-Peters, D., Johansen, O., Mond, M., Peters, V., Romero, J.J., Kutovoi, S., Speiser, J., Giesen, A., 2005. Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers. J. Crystal Growth 275, 135-140]. Yb{sup 3+} ions in complex oxides in addition to the 4f {yields} 4f transitions often manifest fast charge transfer luminescence (CTL) in the UV-visible range. In some borates it was not observed at all, like in orthoborates of Sc, Y and La [Van Pieterson, L., Heeroma, M., de Heer, E., Meijerink, A., 2000. Charge transfer luminescence of Yb{sup 3+}. J. Lumin. 91, 177-193]; in haloborates Sr{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}X, where X = Cl, Br, the UV/visible luminescence was attributed to ytterbium CTL though it looked substantially different from other matrices [Dotsenko, V.P., Berezovskaya, I.V., Pyrogenko, P.V., Efryushina, N.P., Rodniy, P.A., Eijk van, C.W.E., Sidorenko, A.V., 2002. Valence states and luminescence properties of ytterbium ions in strontium haloborates. J. Solid State Chem. 166, 271-276]; while in oxyborate Li{sub 2}Lu{sub 5}O{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} 'classical' CTL was observed [Jubera, V., Garcia, A., Chaminade, J.P., Guillen, F., Sablayrolles, Jean, Fouassier, C., 2007. Yb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}-Eu{sup 3+} luminescent properties of the Li{sub 2}Lu{sub 5}O{sub 4}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3} phase. J. Lumin. 124(1), 10-14]. In this work the luminescence properties of another borate, namely LSB doped by Yb are presented.

  6. Effect of cryogenic temperature on spectroscopic and laser properties of Er, Yb-doped potassium-lanthanum phosphate glass

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    Švejkar, Richard; Šulc, Jan; Němec, Michal; Jelínková, Helena; Nitsch, Karel; Cihlář, Antonín.; Král, Robert; Nejezchleb, Karel; Nikl, Martin

    2017-05-01

    Glass matrix doped with rare-earth ions is a promising laser active medium for high power laser systems. Due to amorphous structure of glasses the absorption and emission spectra lines are broader in comparison with crystalline materials thus pumping radiation can be absorbed efficiently, moreover much broader gain bandwidth is suitable for generation of ultra-short pulses. Another advantage of the glass matrix is the possibility to fabricate large volume ingots and simultaneously preservation of sufficient optical quality. The lower thermal conductivity of glasses can be compensated by geometry of the active medium for instance shaped into fibres or discs. We present temperature dependence of spectroscopic and laser properties of newly developed Er, Yb - doped potassium-lanthanum phosphate glass, which is appropriate for generation of radiation at 1.53 μm. The sample of Er,Yb:KLaP glassy mixture was cut into disc shape with dimensions of 2.5 mm (thickness) and 5 mm (diameter) and its faces were polished plan-parallelly without being anti-reflection coated. The temperature dependence of the transmission and emission spectra Er,Yb:KLaP together with the fluorescence decay time were measured the temperature range from 80 to 400 K. The fluorescence lifetime of manifold 4I13/2 (upper laser level) prolonged and the intensity of up-conversion radiation decreased with decreasing temperature. The longitudinal excitation of Er,Yb:KLaP was carried out by a fibre-coupled laser diode (pulse duration 2 ms, repetition rate 10 Hz, pump wavelength 969 nm). Laser resonator was hemispherical, with flat pumping mirror (HR @ 1.5 μm) and spherical output coupler (R = 98 % @ 1.5 - 1.6 μm). The Er,Yb:KLaP glass laser properties were investigated in the temperature range 80 - 300 K. The highest slope efficiency with respect to absorbed pumped power was 6.1 % at 80 K. The maximum output of peak amplitude power was 0.71 W at 80 K, i.e. 1.2 times higher than at 300 K. Tunability of laser

  7. GEOCHEMISTRY AND Nd - ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF HIGH ...

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    Mgina

    and 5g of lithium tetraborate as flux (Takei,. 2002). Analytical reproducibility between replicate analyses were .... enrichment of the LREE relative to HREE characterized by low La/YbCN = 3.53 -12.1. The samples ... by enrichment in Th, U and K but not Pb. Samples TA 15 and TA 113 plot together with the majority of the ...

  8. Sintering of transparent Yb-doped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramics using nanopowder produced by laser ablation method

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    Kijko, V.S. [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Maksimov, R.N., E-mail: romanmaksimov@e1.ru [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation); Institute of Electrophysics UB RAS, Amundsen St.106, Ekaterinburg 620016 (Russian Federation); Shitov, V.A. [Institute of Electrophysics UB RAS, Amundsen St.106, Ekaterinburg 620016 (Russian Federation); Demakov, S.L.; Yurovskikh, A.S. [Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira St. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002 (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation method were investigated. • Transparent Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramics were fabricated via vacuum and spark plasma sintering. • Highest transmittance was 79.3% at 1080 nm for vacuum sintered Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} sample. - Abstract: Transparent Yb-doped Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic samples were fabricated via conventional vacuum and spark plasma sintering. Nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation method were used as starting material. The morphology and phase evolution of the nanopowder were studied by transmission electron microscopy, simultaneous thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction. The obtained nanoparticles exhibited the monoclinic phase and were fully converted into the main cubic phase after calcination at 1100 °C for 1 h. Conventional vacuum sintering of Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} powder compact at 1780 °C for 20 h resulted in a fully-dense ceramics with an average grain size of 1.6 μm and optical transmittance of 79.3% at 1080 nm. Spark plasma sintering of the calcined Yb:Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles at 1450 °C and 15 kN for 40 min led to a 0.2 μm-grained ceramics exhibiting an optical transmittance of 75.6% at 1080 nm.

  9. Ultrasonic investigation close to quantum critical point in YbTr{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} (Tr: Co, Rh, and Ir)

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    Nakanishi, Y; Kamiyama, T; Ito, K; Nakamura, M; Yoshizawa, M [Graduate School of Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka 020-8551 (Japan); Saiga, Y [Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, HigashiHiroshima 739-8530 (Japan); Kosaka, M [Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); Uwatoko, Y, E-mail: yoshiki@iwate-u.ac.j [Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 227-8581 (Japan)

    2010-01-15

    We performed ultrasonic measurements on high quality single crystals of the Yb-based heavy fermion compounds YbTr{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} (Tr: Co, Rh and Ir) over a temperature range from 200 K to 0.5 K, which seem to be close to a quantum critical point (QCP). A sharp contrast of the temperature dependence of elastic constants was found at low temperature among the three compounds, reflecting the 4f electronic state stemmed from Yb ion. The results indicate that a crystalline electric field (CEF) effect seems to be dominant in the systems YbRh{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} and YbIr{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} at low temperatures. On the other hand, the CEF effect is much less, but an additional effect would be dominant which is most probably ascribable to non Fermi liquid characteristics formed close to the QCP. We discuss briefly each 4f electronic state developed at the low temperatures and physical parameters relating to a renormalized band model in YbTr{sub 2}Zn{sub 20} in the framework of a deformation potential approximation.

  10. Synthesis and Characterization of La, Sc, Yb and Nd co-doped Gadolinium doped Cerium (GDC) Composite Electrolyte for IT-SOFC

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    Damisih; Raharjo, Jarot; Masmui; Setya Aninda, Raffty; Ami Lestari, Novita

    2017-07-01

    Composite based on gadolinium doped cerium (GDC) co-doped Lanthanum (La), Scandium (Sc), Ytterbium (Yb) were investigated as electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), namely GDC-La, GDC-Sc, GDC-Yb and GDC-Nd, respectively. The second co-doped La, Sc, Yb and Nd ensured the stability and high ionic conductivity of the GDC ceria-based electrolyte materials for SOFC. The GDC powder was synthesized via sol-gel technique. Then the La-GDC, Sc-GDC, Yb-GDC and GDC-Nd were subsequently prepared by mixing the GDC with La, Sc, Yb, and Nd respectively, through solid-state reaction in ballmill at 200rpm alumina balls. The composite electrolytes were then characterized in terms of its morphology, phase and thermal properties of the powders. Among the composite electrolytes investigated, GDC-Yb powder show higher purity and better dispersion than the others co-doped GDC. TGA analysis present that the addition of co-dopant led to improve thermal resistance and stability of solid electrolyte powders. The results confirm that GDC with co-dopant is promising alternative electrolyte for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC).

  11. Enhanced green upconversion luminescence in ZnO:Er3+, Yb3+ on Mo6+ co-doping for temperature sensor application

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    Anjana, Radhakrishnan; Subha, Perumpallikkattil P.; Kurias, Markose K.; Jayaraj, Madambi K.

    2018-01-01

    Erbium (Er) doped zinc oxide (ZnO) powder was prepared using co-precipitation method. Effect of ytterbium (Yb) and molybdenum (Mo) co-doping on upconversion emission was studied. The emission intensity has been enhanced on Yb co-doping due to energy transfer from Yb to Er. Co-doping Mo in ZnO:Er, Yb has brought a significant enhancement in green upconversion emission, when excited with 980 nm laser. The enhancement in green emission on Mo doping is because of the formation of {{{Yb}}}3+{--}{{{{MoO}}}4}2- dimer. Since ZnO is a material having high thermal stability, the enhanced green emission in Mo, Er, Yb doped ZnO can be used for temperature sensor applications. The variation in relative intensity ratio of 2H11/2 → 4I15/2, 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 transition can be used to sense the sample temperature.

  12. YB-1 is elevated in medulloblastoma and drives proliferation in Sonic hedgehog-dependent cerebellar granule neuron progenitor cells and medulloblastoma cells.

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    Dey, A; Robitaille, M; Remke, M; Maier, C; Malhotra, A; Gregorieff, A; Wrana, J L; Taylor, M D; Angers, S; Kenney, A M

    2016-08-11

    Postnatal proliferation of cerebellar granule neuron precursors (CGNPs), proposed cells of origin for the SHH-associated subgroup of medulloblastoma, is driven by Sonic hedgehog (Shh) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in the developing cerebellum. Shh induces the oncogene Yes-associated protein (YAP), which drives IGF2 expression in CGNPs and mouse Shh-associated medulloblastomas. To determine how IGF2 expression is regulated downstream of YAP, we carried out an unbiased screen for transcriptional regulators bound to IGF2 promoters. We report that Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1), an onco-protein regulating transcription and translation, binds to IGF2 promoter P3. We observed that YB-1 is upregulated across human medulloblastoma subclasses as well as in other varieties of pediatric brain tumors. Utilizing the cerebellar progenitor model for the Shh subgroup of medulloblastoma in mice, we show for the first time that YB-1 is induced by Shh in CGNPs. Its expression is YAP-dependent and it is required for IGF2 expression in CGNPs. Finally, both gain-of function and loss-of-function experiments reveal that YB-1 activity is required for sustaining CGNP and medulloblastoma cell (MBC) proliferation. Collectively, our findings describe a novel role for YB-1 in driving proliferation in the developing cerebellum and MBCs and they identify the SHH:YAP:YB1:IGF2 axis as a powerful target for therapeutic intervention in medulloblastomas.

  13. Fabrication and evaluation of chitosan/NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ upconversion nanoparticles composite beads based on the gelling of Pickering emulsion droplets.

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    Yan, Huiqiong; Chen, Xiuqiong; Shi, Jia; Shi, Zaifeng; Sun, Wei; Lin, Qiang; Wang, Xianghui; Dai, Zihao

    2017-02-01

    The rare earth ion doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) synthesized by hydrophobic organic ligands possess poor solubility and low fluorescence quantum yield in aqueous media. To conquer this issue, NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ UCNPs, synthesized by a hydrothermal method, were coated with F127 and then assembled with chitosan to fabricate the chitosan/NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ composite beads (CS/NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ CBs) by Pickering emulsion system. The characterization results revealed that the as-synthesized NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ UCNPs with an average size of 20nm exhibited spherical morphology, high crystallinity and characteristic emission upconversion fluorescence with an overall blue color output. The NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ UCNPs were successfully conjugated on the surface of chitosan beads by the gelling of emulsion droplets. The resultant CS/NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+ CBs showed good upconversion luminescent property, drug-loading capacity, release performance and excellent biocompatibility, exhibiting great potentials in targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering with potential tracking capability and lasting release performance. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Growth and charge ordering of epitaxial YbFe2O4 films on sapphire using Fe3O4 buffer layer

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    Fujii, Tatsuo; Numata, Tomoya; Nakahata, Hiroki; Nakanishi, Makoto; Kano, Jun; Ikeda, Naoshi

    2018-01-01

    Well-crystallized epitaxial YbFe2O4 films were prepared on an α-Al2O3(001) substrate using an Fe3O4 buffer layer. Fe3O4 has a relatively small lattice mismatch with both YbFe2O4 and α-Al2O3. Electron diffraction analysis combined with transmission electron microscopy revealed the epitaxial relationship to be α-Al2O3[110](001) ∥ Fe3O4[\\bar{2}11](111) ∥ YbFe2O4[110](001). Moreover, superlattice spots due the Fe2+–Fe3+ charge order state of YbFe2O4 were clarified. The Fe2+/Fe3+ ratio in YbFe2O4 was nearly stoichiometric. The film exhibited a ferrimagnetic transition at ∼220 K and a nonlinear current–voltage characteristic at room temperature. These results confirmed the good crystallinity and stoichiometry of the obtained YbFe2O4 films.

  15. Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotopic evidence for modification of the Devonian lithospheric mantle beneath the Chinese Altai

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    Yu, Yang; Sun, Min; Huang, Xiao-Long; Zhao, Guochun; Li, Pengfei; Long, Xiaoping; Cai, Keda; Xia, Xiaoping

    2017-07-01

    Intensive Devonian felsic magmatism is recorded within the southwestern Mongolian collage system of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). The voluminous magmas have isotopic compositions of juvenile materials from the mantle, thus manifesting significant mantle-crust interaction and continental growth at this time. Here, we present systematic Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotopic data for the Devonian mafic intrusions in the Chinese Altai, a key region within the southwestern Mongolian collage system to decipher the evolution of the mantle during this important tectonothermal event. The Keketuohai gabbro (409 ± 5 Ma) and type I mafic dykes (376 ± 5 Ma) within the Habahe complex have high (87Sr/86Sr)i, (206Pb/204Pb)t, (207Pb/204Pb)t and (208Pb/204Pb)t ratios, and decoupled Nd-Hf isotopic compositions; e.g., low εNd(t) values (- 2.5 to + 5.4) combined with high εHf(t) (+ 2.6 to + 15.1) values. These rocks have low Ba/La and high La/Yb and Th/Yb ratios, and are enriched in Pb, the light rare earth elements (LREE) and Th. They formed from magmas generated from the depleted lithospheric mantle metasomatised by hydrous melts from subducted sediments. In comparison, the gabbroic samples from the Habahe complex (369 ± 3 Ma) are enriched in the LREE, Th and Ba and have high La/Yb, Th/Yb and Ba/La ratios. They do not show significant Pb anomalies, and have depleted isotopic compositions that include low initial 87Sr/86Sr, 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb and 208Pb/204Pb ratios and high εNd(t) (+ 7.4 to + 7.8) and εHf(t) (+ 13.4 to + 15.3) values. These rocks are thought to have formed from magmas derived from the lithospheric mantle metasomatised by hydrous melts from subducted oceanic crust. The type II mafic dykes within the Habahe complex are depleted in the LREE and Th, have high Ba/La ratios, and are enriched in Pb, Ba, Sr, and U. They have positive εNd(t) (+ 7.6 to + 8.1) and εHf(t) (+ 14.1 to + 15.4) values, high initial 87Sr/86Sr, 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb and 208Pb/204Pb ratios

  16. Isotope-based quantum information

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    G Plekhanov, Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    The present book provides to the main ideas and techniques of the rapid progressing field of quantum information and quantum computation using isotope - mixed materials. It starts with an introduction to the isotope physics and then describes of the isotope - based quantum information and quantum computation. The ability to manipulate and control electron and/or nucleus spin in semiconductor devices provides a new route to expand the capabilities of inorganic semiconductor-based electronics and to design innovative devices with potential application in quantum computing. One of the major challenges towards these objectives is to develop semiconductor-based systems and architectures in which the spatial distribution of spins and their properties can be controlled. For instance, to eliminate electron spin decoherence resulting from hyperfine interaction due to nuclear spin background, isotopically controlled devices are needed (i.e., nuclear spin-depleted). In other emerging concepts, the control of the spatial...

  17. Isotope Geochronology: Models Versus Reality

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    Jan Burchart

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    Majority of the papers on isotopic dating of minerals and rocks have been devoted to some new geochronological data important for geology or to developments of apparatus and improvements of laboratory...

  18. Stable Chlorine Isotope Fractionation

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    Sharp, Z.

    2006-12-01

    Chlorine isotope partitioning between different phases is not well understood. Pore fluids can have δ37Cl values as low as -8‰, with neoform sediments having strongly positive values. Most strikingly, volcanic gases have δ37Cl values that cover a range in excess of 14‰ (Barnes et al., this meeting). The large range is difficult to explain in terms of equilibrium fractionation, which, although calculated to be very large for Cl in different oxidation states, should be less than 2‰ between chloride species (Schauble et al., 2003, GCA). To address the discrepancy between Nature and theory, we have measured Cl isotope fractionation for selected equilibrium and disequilibrium experiments in order to identify mechanisms that might lead to large fractionations. 1) NaCl (s,l) NaCl (v): NaCl was sealed in an evacuated silica tube and heated at one end, causing vaporization and reprecipitation of NaCl (v) at the cool end of the tube. The fractionation is 0.2‰ at 700°C (halite-vapor) and 0.7‰ at 800°C (liquid-vapor), respectively. The larger fractionation at higher temperature may be related to equilibrium fractionation between liquid and gas vs. `stripping' of the solid in the lower T experiments. 2) Sodalite NaCl(l): Nepheline and excess NaCl were sealed in a Pt crucible at 825°C for 48 hrs producing sodalite. The measured newly-formed sodalite-NaCl fractionation is -0.2‰. 3) Volatilization of HCl: Dry inert gas was bubbled through HCl solutions and the vapor was collected in a downstream water trap. There was no fractionation for 12.4M HCl (HCl fuming) vapor at 25°C. For a 1 M boiling HCl solution, the HCl-vapor fractionation was ~9‰. The difference is probably related to the degree of dissociation in the acid, with HCl dissolved in water for the highly acidic solutions, and dissociated H3O+ and Cl- for lower concentrations. The HCl volatilization experiments are in contrast to earlier vapor-liquid experiments in NaCl-H2O system, where fractionation was

  19. Influence of the Torsion Angle in 3,3'-Dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine on the Intermediate Valence of Yb in (C5Me5)2 Yb(3,3'-Me2-bipy)

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    Nocton, Gr& #233; gory; Booth, Corwin H.; Maron, Laurent; Andersen, Richard A.

    2014-06-26

    The synthesis and X-ray crystal structures of Cp-2*Yb(3,3'-Me(2)bipy) and [Cp-2 Yb(3,3'-Me(2)bipy)][Cp-2 YbCl1.6I0.4]center dot CH2Cl2 are described. In both complexes, the NCCN torsion angles are approximately 40 degrees. The temperature-independent value of n(f) of 0.17 shows that the valence of ytterbium in the neutral adduct is multiconfigurational, in reasonable agreement with a CASSCF calculation that yields a n(f) value of 0.27; that is, the two configurations in the wave function are f(13)(pi(1))(1) and f(14)(pi(1))(0) in a ratio of 0.27:0.73, respectively, and the open-shell singlet lies 0.28 eV below the triplet state (n(f) accounts for f-hole occupancy; that is, n(f) = 1 when the configuration is f(13) and n(f) = 0 when the configuration is f(14)). A correlation is outlined between the value of nf and the individual ytterbocene and bipyridine fragments such that, as the reduction potentials of the ytterbocene cation and the free x,x'-R-2-bipy ligands approach each other, the value of nf and therefore the f(13):f(14) ratio reaches a maximum; conversely, the ratio is minimized as the disparity increases.

  20. Near infrared emission of TbAG:Ce{sup 3+},Yb{sup 3+} phosphor for solar cell applications

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    Meshram, N. D., E-mail: meshramnileshsd@gmail.com [Shri. Mathuradas Mohota College of Science, Sakkardara Square, Nagpur-440009 (India); Yadav, P. J., E-mail: yadav.pooja75@yahoo.in [Department of Electronics, Nagpur University campus, Nagpur-440010 (India); Pathak, A. A., E-mail: aapathak@yahoo.com [National power Training Institute, South ambazari road, Nagpur-440022 (India); Joshi, C. P., E-mail: charusheela-4253@yahoo.co.in [Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Katol road, Gittikhadan Nagpur-440012 (India); Moharil, S. V., E-mail: svmoharil@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Nagpur University campus, Nagpur-440010 (India)

    2016-05-06

    Luminescent materials doped with rare earth ions are used for many devices such as optical amplifiers in telecommunication, phosphors for white light emitting diodes (LEDs), displays, and so on. Recently, they also have attracted a great interest for photovoltaic applications to improve solar cell efficiency by modifying solar spectrum. Crystal silicon (c-Si) solar cells most effectively convert photons of energy close to the semiconductor band gap. The mis-match between the incident solar spectrum and the spectral response of solar cells is one of the main reasons to limit the cell efficiency. The efficiency limit of the c-Si has been estimated to be 29% by Shockley and Queisser. However, this limit is estimated to be improved up to 38.4% by modifying the solar spectrum by a quantum cutting (down converting) phosphor which converts one photon of high energy into two photons of lower energy. The phenomenon such as the quantum cutting or the down conversion of rare earth ions have been investigated since Dexter reported the possibility of a luminescent quantum yield greater than unity in 1957. In the past, the quantum cutting from a vacuum ultraviolet photon to visible photons for Pr{sup 3+}, Gd{sup 3+},Gd{sup 3+}–Eu{sup 3+}, and Er{sup 3+}–Tb{sup 3+} had been studied. Recently, a new quantum cutting phenomenon from visible photon shorter than 500 nm to two infrared photons for Tb{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+}, Pr{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+}, and Tm{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+} has been reported. The Yb{sup 3+} ion is suitable as an acceptor and emitter because luminescent quantum efficiency of Yb{sup 3+} is close to 100% and the energy of the only excited level of Yb{sup 3+} (1.2 eV) is roughly in accordance with the band gap of Si (1.1 eV). In addition, the Ce{sup 3+}-doped Tb{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (TbAG), used as a phosphor for white LED, has broad absorption bands in the range of 300–500 nm due to strong ligand field and high luminescent quantum efficiency. Therefore, the

  1. Half-life measurement of the medical radioisotope 177Lu produced from the 176Yb(n,γ reaction

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    Ferreira K.M.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available 177Lu is a medium energy beta-emitter commonly used in Nuclear Medicine for radiotherapeutic applications. In this work, the half-life of 177Lu has been measured using a re-entrant ionisation chamber over a period of 82 days (approximately 12 half-lives. Unlike the majority of previous studies, the material used in this work was produced via the 176Yb(n,γ177Yb reaction followed by the β-decay to 177Lu, producing insignificant quantities of 177mLu. This has resulted in the most precise half-life measurement of 177Lu to date. A half-life of 6.6430 (11 days has been determined. This value is in statistical agreement with the currently recommended half-life of 6.6463 (15 days (z-score = 1.8.

  2. High-power 200 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator.

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    Pronin, O; Brons, J; Grasse, C; Pervak, V; Boehm, G; Amann, M-C; Kalashnikov, V L; Apolonski, A; Krausz, F

    2011-12-15

    We demonstrate a power-scalable Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator. It delivers 200 fs pulses at an average power of 17 W and a repetition rate of 40 MHz. At an increased (180 W) pump power level, the laser produces 270 fs 1.1 μJ pulses at an average power of 45 W (optical-to-optical efficiency of 25%). Semiconductor-saturable-absorber-mirror-assisted Kerr-lens mode locking (KLM) and pure KLM with a hard aperture show similar performance. To our knowledge, these are the shortest pulses achieved from a mode-locked Yb:YAG disk oscillator and this is the first demonstration of a Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk laser.

  3. Effects of the excitation density on the laser output of two differently doped Yb:YAG ceramics.

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    Pirri, Angela; Toci, Guido; Alderighi, Daniele; Vannini, Matteo

    2010-08-02

    We report the behavior of two Yb(3+) doped ceramics (i.e. 10% at. and 20% at.) under quasi-continuous wave laser pumping. Two different behaviors are found depending on the density of Yb(3+) in the excited level. Experimental results show that at low population inversion density, the maximum output power and the efficiency are almost independent on the doping concentration. In particular, an output power as high as 8.9 W with a corresponding slope efficiency of 52% with respect to the injected pump power was reached with the 20% at. sample. Conversely, at high population inversion densities, the 20% doped sample shows a sudden decrease of the laser output for increasing pump power, due to the onset of a nonlinear loss mechanism. Finally, we report a comparison of the experimental results with numerical simulations for the evaluation of the inversion density and of the temperature distribution.

  4. Single-mode amplification in Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibers for high brilliance lasers

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    Poli, F.; Lægsgaard, Jesper; Passaro, D.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the effect of a low refractive index ring in the Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fibre core on the guided mode propagation and analyzed through a spatial and spectral amplifier model. The ring provides a higher differential overlap between the fundamental mode (FM......) and the higher-order mode (HOM), stressing the difference between their spatial distributions, with respect to the uniform refractive index core. In the present analysis a rod-type PCF with a 19-missing air-hole core, whose radius is 30 mum, has been considered. Initially, a PCF step-index model has been applied...... to identify a proper ring characteristic that is width, position and refractive index. Then rod-type PCF designs have been optimized with a full-vector modal solver based on the finite-element method. Then, the amplification properties of the Yb-doped rod-type PCFs have been investigated by assuming a forward...

  5. (Er, Yb)-co-doped multifunctional ZnO transparent hybrid materials: fabrication, luminescent and magnetic properties

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    Yang Lixin; Liu Peng; Liu Fangmin; Ge Shuibing [Department of Physics, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (China); Wang Xuefeng; Liu Bin; Shi Yi; Zhang Rong [Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Photonic and Electronic Materials, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Li Zhaoguo; Song Fengqi, E-mail: xfwang@nju.edu.cn [Nanjing National Laboratory of Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2011-04-20

    We report the successful fabrication of (Er{sup 3+}, Yb{sup 3+})-co-doped ZnO transparent hybrid materials by controlling compositions and crystallization. The singly precipitated ZnO nanocrystals were preferentially oriented along the c-axis on the glass surface, leading to an intense luminescence at the bandgap energy of ZnO. The Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions assembled around the low-phonon-energy ZnO nanocrystals, achieving an enhanced two-photon upconversion emission in the visible region. In addition, the glass ceramic exhibited typical paramagnetism with antiferromagnetic interactions. The multifunctional combination in such a low-cost, easily shapable and environmentally friendly bulk material may find a wide range of device applications.

  6. Online Determination of Sm, Eu and Yb in Environmental Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry

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    J. Dilip Kumar

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A procedure was developed for the determination of Sm, Eu and Yb in water samples by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES after preconcentration on synthesized 5-(4-pyridyl azo-8-quinolinol supported by Borassus flabellifer inflorescence (BFI. The sorbed element was subsequently eluted with 0.4 M HNO3 and the acid eluates were analyzed by ICP-OES. Under the optimal conditions, Sm, Eu and Yb in aqueous samples were concentrated 100-fold. Recoveries were obtained by the proposed method in the range of 98.6 -99.8%. This method was also applied for the analysis of spiked and natural water samples. The results provide strong evidence to support the hypothesis of an adsorption mechanism.

  7. Total scattering analysis of cation coordination and vacancy pair distribution in Yb substituted δ-Bi2O3.

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    Leszczynska, M; Liu, X; Wrobel, W; Malys, M; Norberg, S T; Hull, S; Krok, F; Abrahams, I

    2013-11-13

    Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modelling of neutron total scattering data, combined with conventional Rietveld analysis of x-ray and neutron data, has been used to describe the cation coordination environments and vacancy pair distribution in the oxide ion conducting electrolyte Bi3YbO6. The thermal variation of the cubic fluorite unit cell volume, monitored by variable temperature x-ray and neutron experiments, reveals significant curvature, which is explained by changes in the oxide ion distribution. There is a significant increase in tetrahedral oxide ion vacancy concentration relative to δ-Bi2O3, due to the creation of Frenkel defects associated with the Yb(3+) cation. The tetrahedral oxide ion vacancy concentration increases from room temperature to 800 °C, but little change is observed in the vacancy pair distribution with temperature. The vacancy pair distributions at both temperatures are consistent with a favouring of [100] vacancy pairs.

  8. The Investigation of Electronic, Elastic and Vibrational Properties of an Interlanthanide Perovskite: PrYbO3

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    Kaderoglu, Cagil; Surucu, Gokhan; Erkisi, Aytac

    2017-10-01

    The structural, mechanical, electronic and lattice dynamical properties of the PrYbO3 compound from the ABO3-type perovskite family have been investigated by performing the first-principles density functional theory calculations using the generalized-gradient approximation (GGA) with corrected Coulomb interactions (GGA+U). Structural parameters, formation energies and phase transition pressures for the five possible phases of this compound have been calculated. Then, the spin-dependent electronic band structure and corresponding density of states (DOS) have been plotted. Also, the shear modulus, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, G/ B ratio, hardness and anisotropy factors have been calculated to investigate mechanical behavior of this material. Furthermore, the phonon dispersion curves have also been plotted as corresponding phonon PDOS. According to our calculations, the orthorhombic phase of the five phases of PrYbO3 is the most stable one and exhibits a half-metallic character, which can therefore be a candidate for spintronic applications.

  9. 59 fs mode-locked Yb:KGW oscillator pumped by a single-mode laser diode

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    Kowalczyk, M.; Sotor, J.; Abramski, K. M.

    2016-03-01

    In this letter we present a passively mode-locked Yb:KGW oscillator pumped by a low power single-mode laser diode. Contrary to high power operation, single-mode pumping enabled us to suppress parasitic thermal effects, while keeping the setup compact and its alignment straightforward. Undisturbed mode-locking (ML) stability was achieved without active cooling of the gain medium and the laser was entirely self-starting. Pulses 59 fs in duration were obtained in a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM)-assisted Kerr-lens mode-locked regime. The corresponding spectrum was 20.2 nm broad at a central wavelength of 1036 nm approaching the performance limit of the crystal. To the best of our knowledge, these are the shortest pulses generated from a Yb:KGW laser.

  10. Single-frequency 1178nm SDL/Yb-PBGF MOPA with an output power of 31 W

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    Leinonen, Tomi; Chen, Mingchen; Fan, Xinyan; Kantola, Emmi; Shirakawa, Akira; Guina, Mircea

    2014-03-01

    We report on the use of a Semiconductor Disk Laser (SDL) as a seed laser for an Ytterbium-Doped Photonic Bandgap Fiber (Yb-PBGF) amplifier in a Master-Oscillator Power-Amplifier (MOPA) configuration. The SDL comprised a GaInAs/GaAs/GaAsP gain chip, a 1-mm-thick etalon for mode selection, and a 3-mm-thick birefringent filter for wavelength tuning. The fiber amplifier consisted of an Yb-doped core surrounded by a structure of periodically arranged germanium rods with a pitch of 10.2 μm, and to maintain the polarization, the fiber comprised two boron rods. The output of the MOPA-configuration was 31 W and the linewidth of the amplifier output was 149±31 kHz.

  11. High-power diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked bulk Yb:KGW laser.

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    Akbari, Reza; Major, Arkady

    2017-11-01

    A high-power (>1  W) pure Kerr-lens mode-locked bulk Yb:KGW laser with multimode fiber-coupled diode pumping was demonstrated. The laser delivered 240 fs pulses with 2.3 W of average output power at 86.8 MHz, corresponding to 97 kW of peak power and 26 nJ of pulse energy. The shortest generated pulse duration was 120 fs with 1.2 W of output power. The self-starting regime was also observed with a background continuous-wave component. The laser exhibited more than an order of magnitude higher output power when compared to the previously reported bulk Yb-ion-doped lasers with multimode laser diode pumping systems.

  12. Numerical Modelling Of Thermal And Structural Phenomena In Yb:YAG Laser Butt-Welded Steel Elements

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    Kubiak M.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The numerical model of thermal and structural phenomena is developed for the analysis of Yb:YAG laser welding process with the motion of the liquid material in the welding pool taken into account. Temperature field and melted material velocity field in the fusion zone are obtained from the numerical solution of continuum mechanics equations using Chorin projection method and finite volume method. Phase transformations in solid state are analyzed during heating and cooling using classical models of the kinetics of phase transformations as well as CTA and CCT diagrams for welded steel. The interpolated heat source model is developed in order to reliably reflect the real distribution of Yb:YAG laser power obtained by experimental research on the laser beam profile.

  13. Use of Yb-based catalyst for AGET ATRP of acrylonitrile to simultaneously control molecular mass distribution and tacticity.

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    Ma, Jing; Chen, Hou; Zhang, Min; Wang, Chunhua; Zhang, Ying; Qu, Rongjun

    2012-08-01

    Yb-based catalyst was used for the first time for atom transfer radical polymerization using activators generated by electron transfer (AGET ATRP) of acrylonitrile (AN) with 2-bromopropionitrile (BPN) as initiator, 2, 2'-bipyridine (bipy) as ligand, and tisn(II) bis(2-ethylhexanoate) (Sn(EH)2) as reducing agent in the presence of air. With respect to AGET ATRP of AN catalyzed by CuBr2, an evident increase of polymer tacticity was observed for AGET ATRP of AN. The increase of syndiotacticity became more and more pronounced than the increase of isotacticity of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) along with YbBr3 content. The block copolymer PAN-b-PMMA with molecular weight at 60,000 and polydispersity at 1.36 was successfully prepared. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Photoluminescence study of Y2O3:Er3+-Eu3+-Yb3+ phosphor for lighting and sensing applications

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    Kumar Rai, Vineet; Pandey, Anurag; Dey, Riya

    2013-02-01

    The Er3+, Eu3+, and Yb3+ codoped Y2O3 phosphors have been synthesized by combustion synthesis process. For the structural information, the XRD analysis of the developed phosphor has been done. The frequency upconversion (UC) emissions in the codoped Y2O3 phosphor on excitation with 980 nm diode laser in the visible region have been performed and explained on the basis of excited state absorption and energy transfer process. The mechanism responsible in UC emissions was observed to involve two photon absorption and efficiency of the UC luminescence is significantly enhanced by introducing the Yb3+ ions. The tunability in colour of emitted radiation has been visualized by chromaticity diagram on increasing power of excitation source. The temperature sensing behaviour of developed phosphor material has been investigated using fluorescence intensity ratio technique.

  15. Rare-earth (Nd3+, Er3+, and Yb3+)-doped aluminium phosphate sol-gel films

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    He, Qing; Lafreniere, Sylvain; Najafi, S. Iraj; Honkanen, Seppo

    1993-04-01

    In this paper, we report on fabrication process of ordinary and rare-earth-doped aluminum phosphate sol-gel films and their physical and optical properties. The gel films are transparent, hard and of good optical quality as glass. High doping of rare-earths (Nd3+, Er3+ and Yb3+) are realized in films with this technique. This type of doped films offer potential benefits for applications in the field of active integrated optics devices for optical telecommunication systems.

  16. Transparent glass-ceramics with Yb3+,Ho3+:YNbO4 nanocrystals for green phosphors

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    Volokitina, A.; Loiko, P.; Dymshits, O.; Tsenter, M.; Zapalova, S.; Bogdanov, K.; Baranov, A.; Zhilin, A.

    2017-11-01

    We report on synthesis, structure, Raman and optical spectroscopy of transparent glass-ceramics (GCs) containing nanocrystals of rare-earth orthoniobates, Yb3+,Ho3+:YNbO4 and β-quartz solid solution. Under the near-IR excitation, the GCs exhibit intense upconversion luminescence which color properties can be tuned by the heat-treatment regime due to the structural changes in the orthoniobate nanocrystals. The developed GCs are promising as thermal shock resistant green phosphors.

  17. Whole-Genome Sequence Analysis and Genome-Wide Virulence Gene Identification of Riemerella anatipestifer Strain Yb2.

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    Wang, Xiaolan; Ding, Chan; Wang, Shaohui; Han, Xiangan; Yu, Shengqing

    2015-08-01

    Riemerella anatipestifer is a well-described pathogen of waterfowl and other avian species that can cause septicemic and exudative diseases. In this study, we sequenced the complete genome of R. anatipestifer strain Yb2 and analyzed it against the published genomic sequences of R. anatipestifer strains DSM15868, RA-GD, RA-CH-1, and RA-CH-2. The Yb2 genome contains one circular chromosome of 2,184,066 bp with a 35.73% GC content and no plasmid. The genome has 2,021 open reading frames that occupy 90.88% of the genome. A comparative genomic analysis revealed that genome organization is highly conserved among R. anatipestifer strains, except for four inversions of a sequence segment in Yb2. A phylogenetic analysis found that the closest neighbor of Yb2 is RA-GD. Furthermore, we constructed a library of 3,175 mutants by random transposon mutagenesis, and 100 mutants exhibiting more than 100-fold-attenuated virulence were obtained by animal screening experiments. Southern blot analysis and genetic characterization of the mutants led to the identification of 49 virulence genes. Of these, 25 encode cytoplasmic proteins, 6 encode cytoplasmic membrane proteins, 4 encode outer membrane proteins, and the subcellular localization of the remaining 14 gene products is unknown. The functional classification of orthologous-group clusters revealed that 16 genes are associated with metabolism, 6 are associated with cellular processing and signaling, and 4 are associated with information storage and processing. The functions of the other 23 genes are poorly characterized or unknown. This genome-wide study identified genes important to the virulence of R. anatipestifer. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  18. Upconverting PAAm/PNIPAM/NaYF{sub 4}:Yb:Er hydrogel with enhanced luminescence temperature sensitivity

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    Huang, Jiachang; He, Benzhao; Cheng, Zehong; Zhou, Li, E-mail: zhouli@glut.edu.cn

    2015-04-15

    We present a one-step approach to combine the functional features of upconverting NaYF{sub 4}:Yb:Er nanoparticles and thermosensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) for luminescence thermometry. Dual-functional hydrogel that simultaneously possesses strong upconversion luminescence (UL) and temperature responsibility was fabricated based on the crosslinking of poly(acrylamide) in the presence of PNIPAM and NaYF{sub 4}:Yb:Er nanoparticles. The obtained hydrogel exhibited reversibly temperature-dependent UL and highly enhanced sensibility. The luminescence temperature sensitivity reached 1.9% per °C and 0.7% per °C in the range of 27–33 °C and 35–45 °C, respectively. The maximum sensitivity could even reach 26.5% per °C in the range of 33–35 °C. Considering the facile fabrication process and fine luminescence thermometry performance, this study thus opens up new opportunities for preparing highly sensitive temperature sensors. - Highlights: • One-step fabrication of upconverting and thermosensitve PAAm/PNIPAM/NaYF{sub 4}:Yb:Er hydrogel is reported. • The combination of functional features of NaYF{sub 4}:Yb:Er upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) and thermosensitve PNIPAM can efficiently enhance the luminescence temperature sensitivity of UCNPs. • The luminescence temperature sensitivity of hydrogel can respectively reach 1.9% per °C and 0.7% per °C in the range of 27–33 °C and 35–45 °C. • The maximum sensitivity can even reach 26.5% per °C in range of 33–35 °C.

  19. Facile synthesis of 5 nm NaYF₄:Yb/Er nanoparticles for targeted upconversion imaging of cancer cells.

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    Hu, Yueli; Wu, Boyue; Jin, Qing; Wang, Xueyuan; Li, Yan; Sun, Yuxiu; Huo, Jianzhong; Zhao, Xiaojun

    2016-05-15

    5nm intense green emission NaYF4:Yb/Er upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) with pure β phase was synthesized with a simple "green" strategy for the first time. Traditional organic solvothermal method is often applied to prepare the high-quality and uniform UCNPs, but the preparation of lanthanide-oleate complexes is laborious as heating and multistep post-treatment for purification are often required. The water-alcohols solvothermal method is environmentally friendly, but the fabricated UCNPs have big size, poor biocompatibility and high cytotoxicity, which limited their application for cell imaging. Herein, NaYF4:Yb/Er UCNPs were prepared with rare-earth nitrates RE(NO3)3 (RE=Y0.80 Yb0.18 Er0.02) as precursors and diethylene glycol (DEG)/ethylene glycol (EG)/water as the solvent. A facile green solvothermal method with the temperature being controlled at 300°C was developed. The as-prepared NaYF4:Yb/Er UCNPs were characterized and were found to have enhanced UC emission and controllable particle size. The as-prepared UCNPs were further functionalized via folic acid coating for the targeted imaging and improved bio- compatibility. It was made the UCNPs potential for upconversion bioimaging of living cells by the strong upconversion luminescence, the excellent biocompatibility, and the super-small size. The good colloidal stability and low cell cytotoxicity of the as-prepared UCNPs and the developed synthesis protocol might advance both the fields of UCNPs and biomolecule-based nanotechnology for future studies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Reversible Sigma C-C Bond Formation Between Phenanthroline Ligands Activated by (C5Me5)2Yb

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    Nocton, Gr& #233; gory; Lukens, Wayne W.; Booth, Corwin H.; Rozenel, Sergio S.; Medling, Scott A.; Maron, Laurent; Andersen, Richard A.

    2014-06-26

    The electronic structure and associated magnetic properties of the 1,10-phenanthroline adducts of Cp*2Yb are dramatically different from those of the 2,2?-bipyridine adducts. The monomeric phenanthroline adducts are ground state triplets that are based upon trivalent Yb(III), f13, and (phen ) that are only weakly exchange coupled, which is in contrast to the bipyridine adducts whose ground states are multiconfigurational, open-shell singlets in which ytterbium is intermediate valent ( J. Am. Chem. Soc 2009, 131, 6480; J. Am. Chem. Soc 2010, 132, 17537). The origin of these different physical properties is traced to the number and symmetry of the LUMO and LUMO+1 of the heterocyclic diimine ligands. The bipy has only one 1 orbital of b1 symmetry of accessible energy, but phen has two orbitals of b1 and a2 symmetry that are energetically accessible. The carbon p-orbitals have different nodal properties and coefficients and their energies, and therefore their populations change depending on the position and number of methyl substitutions on the ring. A chemical ramification of the change in electronic structure is that Cp 2Yb(phen) is a dimer when crystallized from toluene solution, but a monomer when sublimed at 180190 C. When 3,8-Me2phenanthroline is used, the adduct Cp*2Yb(3,8-Me2phen) exists in the solution in a dimer monomer equilibrium in which G is near zero. The adducts with 3-Me, 4-Me, 5-Me, 3,8-Me2, and 5,6-Me2-phenanthroline are isolated and characterized by solid state X-ray crystallography, magnetic susceptibility and LIII-edge XANES spectroscopy as a function of temperature and variable-temperature 1H NMR spectroscopy.

  1. Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery

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    Noonan, John; Walters, Dean; Virgo, Matt; Lewellen, John

    2015-09-08

    A method and isotope linac system are provided for producing radio-isotopes and for recovering isotopes. The isotope linac is an energy recovery linac (ERL) with an electron beam being transmitted through an isotope-producing target. The electron beam energy is recollected and re-injected into an accelerating structure. The ERL provides improved efficiency with reduced power requirements and provides improved thermal management of an isotope target and an electron-to-x-ray converter.

  2. Visible and near infrared up-conversion luminescence in Yb{sup 3+}/Tm{sup 3+} co-doped yttria-alumino-silicate glass based optical fibers

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    Halder, Arindam [Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India); Chandra Paul, Mukul, E-mail: mcpal1266@gmail.com [Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India); Wadi Harun, Sulaiman [Depertment of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Kumar Bhadra, Shyamal, E-mail: skbhadra@cgcri.res.in [Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India); Bysakh, Sandip [Electron Microscopy Section, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India); Das, Shyamal; Pal, Mrinmay [Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)

    2013-11-15

    We report blue light up-conversion (UC) emission in Yb–Tm co-doped nano-phase separated yttria-alumino-silicate (YAS) glass based D-shaped with low-index cladding optical fibers. Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} creates an environment of nano structured YAS glass phases with Yb and Tm rich zone into the core glass which confirmed from TEM analyses. This kind of glass host assists in distributing of Yb and Tm rich zone uniformly throughout the core region. Yb and Tm doped regions exist mainly into nano YAS phases, defined as RE rich nano YAS-RE phases. All samples exhibit UC luminescence peaks at 483 nm, 650 nm and 817 nm for Tm{sup 3+} and 1044 nm for Yb{sup 3+} under excitation by 975 nm laser light. In such type of nano-engineered glass–ceramic based host, almost all the Yb ions transferred its energy to the nearer Tm ions. In particular 483 nm emission is attributed to {sup 1}G{sub 4}→{sup 3}H{sub 6} transition through a three step resonance energy transfer (ET) from excited Yb{sup 3+}. The highest emission intensity is obtained with a concentration of 0.5 wt% Tm{sup 3+} and 2.0 wt% Yb{sup 3+}. The ET between Yb{sup 3+} and Tm{sup 3+} is increased with increase of Yb{sup 3+} concentration with respect to Tm{sup 3+}. The experimental fluorescence life-times of Tm{sup 3+} upconversion emission at visible wavelengths into such kind of fiber is reported under 975 nm pump excitation. The present study is important for development of an efficient tunable 483 nm fluorescence light source. -- Highlights: • We report nano-phase separated YAS glass host based Yb–Tm co-doped optical fibers. • Almost all the Yb transferred its energy to the neighboring Tm ions. • We report strong UC luminescence peaks at 483 nm and 817 nm wavelengths. • We report third ET coefficient as 1.6723 Hz for such kind of Yb–Tm codoped fiber. • We report suitable fiber as an efficient tunable 483 nm fluorescence light source.

  3. Correlative theoretical and experimental investigation of the formation of AlYB{sub 14} and competing phases

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    Hunold, Oliver, E-mail: hunold@mch.rwth-aachen.de; Chen, Yen-Ting; Music, Denis; Baben, Moritz to; Achenbach, Jan-Ole; Keuter, Philipp; Schneider, Jochen M. [Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Kopernikusstr. 10, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Persson, Per O. Å. [Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, S-58183 Linköping (Sweden); Primetzhofer, Daniel [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, S-75120 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2016-02-28

    The phase formation in the boron-rich section of the Al-Y-B system has been explored by a correlative theoretical and experimental research approach. The structure of coatings deposited via high power pulsed magnetron sputtering from a compound target was studied using elastic recoil detection analysis, electron energy loss spectroscopy spectrum imaging, as well as X-ray and electron diffraction data. The formation of AlYB{sub 14} together with the (Y,Al)B{sub 6} impurity phase, containing 1.8 at. % less B than AlYB{sub 14}, was observed at a growth temperature of 800 °C and hence 600 °C below the bulk synthesis temperature. Based on quantum mechanical calculations, we infer that minute compositional variations within the film may be responsible for the formation of both icosahedrally bonded AlYB{sub 14} and cubic (Y,Al)B{sub 6} phases. These findings are relevant for synthesis attempts of all boron rich icosahedrally bonded compounds with the space group: Imma that form ternary phases at similar compositions.

  4. Magnetic anisotropy of pure and doped YbInCu sub 4 compounds at ambient and high pressures

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    Mushnikov, N V; Rozenfeld, E V; Yoshimura, K; Zhang, W; Yamada, M; Kageyama, H

    2003-01-01

    The susceptibility and high-field magnetization of single-crystalline Yb sub 1 sub - sub x Y sub x InCu sub 4 (x = 0, 0.2 and 0.3) samples have been measured for different field orientations at ambient and high pressures. The compounds with x = 0 and 0.2 undergo a first-order valence transition from the intermediate-valence state to the trivalent state on increasing either temperature or magnetic field. The magnetization and susceptibility of these compounds have appreciable anisotropy in both states. The magnetic phase diagram of Yb sub 1 sub - sub x Y sub x InCu sub 4 determined at ambient pressure is also anisotropic, which is explained by the crystal-field calculations for the free Yb ion in the high-temperature phase. Moreover, the low-temperature magnetization process for x = 0.2 and 0.3 has been measured in low fields under high pressure; it shows anisotropic ferromagnetic ordering.

  5. Spatially selective Er/Yb-doped CaF{sub 2} crystal formation by CO{sub 2} laser exposure

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    Kim, Dong-Seon; Lee, Jin-Ho; Lim, Ki-Soo, E-mail: kslim@chungbuk.ac.kr

    2014-10-30

    Highlights: • Oxyfluoride glass–ceramics containing CaF{sub 2} nanocrystals doped with Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions were formed on the glass surface by CO{sub 2} laser and a heat gun exposure. • Most of Er and Yb ions were distributed inside CaF{sub 2} nanocrystals and fluorine loss was observed in the EDS element maps. • IR-to-VIS upconversion emission efficiency of laser annealed glass ceramics was much increased and compared with that of the furnace-annealed glass ceramics. • Distributed volume of the glass ceramics were estimated by a confocal fluorescence microscope imaging. - Abstract: We report the glass–ceramic precipitation on the oxyfluoride glass surface by spatially selective annealing with a CO{sub 2} laser and a heat gun exposure. X-ray diffraction analysis showed the formation of major CaF{sub 2} and miner Ca{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} nanoparticles. We observed ∼100 nm nanoparticle aggregation by tunneling electron microscopy and element distribution in glass and crystal phases. Spatial distribution of glass ceramics near the glass surface was probed by confocal fluorescence microscope by using much enhanced emission from the Er ions in the laser-treated area. Strong emissions at 365 nm excitation and visible up-conversion emissions at 980 nm excitation also indicated well incorporation of Er and Yb ions into a crystalline environment.

  6. Spatially selective Er/Yb-doped CaF{sub 2} crystal formation by CO{sub 2} laser exposure

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    Kim, Dong-Seon; Lee, Jin-Ho; Lim, Ki-Soo, E-mail: kslim@chungbuk.ac.kr

    2015-04-15

    Highlights: • Oxyfluoride glass–ceramics containing CaF{sub 2} nanocrystals doped with Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions were formed on the glass surface by CO{sub 2} laser and a heat gun exposure. • Most of Er and Yb ions were distributed inside CaF{sub 2} nanocrystals and fluorine loss was observed in the EDS element maps. • IR-to-VIS upconversion emission efficiency of laser annealed glass ceramics was much increased and compared with that of the furnace-annealed glass ceramics. • Distributed volume of the glass ceramics were estimated by a confocal fluorescence microscope imaging. - Abstract: We report the glass–ceramic precipitation on the oxyfluoride glass surface by spatially selective annealing with a CO{sub 2} laser and a heat gun exposure. X-ray diffraction analysis showed the formation of major CaF{sub 2} and miner Ca{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} nanoparticles. We observed ∼100 nm nanoparticle aggregation by tunneling electron microscopy and element distribution in glass and crystal phases. Spatial distribution of glass ceramics near the glass surface was probed by confocal fluorescence microscope by using much enhanced emission from the Er ions in the laser-treated area. Strong emissions at 365 nm excitation and visible up-conversion emissions at 980 nm excitation also indicated well incorporation of Er and Yb ions into a crystalline environment.

  7. Broadband ∼3 μm mid-infrared emission in Dy3+/Yb3+ co-doped germanate glasses

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    Shen, Lingling; Wang, Ning; Dou, Aoju; Cai, Yangjian; Tian, Ying; Huang, Feifei; Xu, Shiqing; Zhang, Junjie

    2018-01-01

    The Dy3+/Yb3+ co-doped germanate glasses with good thermal stability have been prepared by the conventional melt quenching method. The J-O intensity parameters and radiative properties such as spontaneous transition probilities (Arad), fluorescence branching ratios (β) and radiative lifetimes (τrad) were investigated according to the absorption spectrum based on Judd-Ofelt theory. An intense emission around ∼3 μm with the FWHM reaching to 322 nm was obtained in present glasses excited by 980 nm LD. The high spontaneous transition probability (63.94 s-1), large emission cross section (6.0 × 10-21 cm2) and superior gain performance corresponding to the Dy3+: 6H13/2 → 6H15/2 transition were obtained. Moreover, the energy transfer mechanism was analyzed qualitatively, and it was found that the energy transfer from Yb3+: 2F5/2 to Dy3+: 6H5/2 level could be quite efficient. Hence, the results indicated that the prepared Dy3+/Yb3+ co-doped germanate glass could be a potential candidate for ∼3 μm mid-infrared solid state lasers.

  8. Efficient ASE control in cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifiers with Cr4+:YAG interlayers

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    Xiao, Kaibo; Yuan, Xiaodong; Yan, Xiongwei; Li, Min; Jiang, Xinying; Wang, Zhenguo; Li, Mingzhong; Zheng, Wanguo; Zheng, Jiangang

    2016-03-01

    A novel approach based on Cr4+:YAG interlayers to break the transmission paths of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in a cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier geometry was presented for the suppression of ASE in the power scaling of high energy, high average power laser systems. The benefits of Cr4+:YAG interlayers for the overall performance of an amplifier were illustrated with respect to energy storage capacity, heat generation and amplification of the seed pulses based on the theory of quasi-three-level Yb3+ ions and Cr4+:YAG saturable absorption, the Monte Carlo and ray-tracing methods. For the amplifier with optimized Cr4+:YAG interlayers, it was found that the energy storage efficiency was increased from 39.12% to 47.38% in comparison with the amplifier without interlayers. The maximum output energy of 1119.53 J with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 28.91% in the amplifier with interlayers was obtained, while it reduced to 810.61 J with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 20.94% in the amplifier without interlayers. To our knowledge, this is the first quantitative characterization of the performance of a cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier with Cr4+:YAG interlayers.

  9. WHITE UPCONVERSION LUMINESCENCE FROM (Yb3+/Tm3+/Ho3+) TRIDOPED GdF3 NANORODS AFTER HEAT TREATMENT

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    Guo, Linna; Wang, Yuhua; Zhang, Jia; Wang, Yanzhao; Dong, Pengyu

    2012-09-01

    A series of Ho3+/Yb3+/Tm3+ tridoped GdF3 nanorods with different dopant concentrations were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) images indicate that the length and diameter of the nanorods is about 90 nm and 31 nm, respectively on average. No bright white upconversion light was observed from the samples with different Yb3+, Ho3+ or Tm3+ concentrations. Unexpectedly, the emission color coordinates of the samples after heat treatment move toward the central white region of the chromaticity diagram, and among these samples, the color coordinate (0.349, 0.329) of GdF3:15% Yb3+, 0.1% Ho3+, 0.8% Tm3+ is the most close to the standard white light (0.333, 0.333). This is unlike previous reports in which white light was achieved via tuning dopant concentration or excitation power. The reasons for the above phenomenon are presented by means of FT-IR spectra and the energy level diagram of dopants.

  10. Structure-Dependent Spectroscopic Properties of Yb3+-Doped Phosphosilicate Glasses Modified by SiO2

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    Wang, Ling; Zeng, Huidan; Yang, Bin; Ye, Feng; Chen, Jianding; Chen, Guorong; Smith, Andew T.; Sun, Luyi

    2017-01-01

    Yb3+-doped phosphate glasses containing different amounts of SiO2 were successfully synthesized by the conventional melt-quenching method. The influence mechanism of SiO2 on the structural and spectroscopic properties was investigated systematically using the micro-Raman technique. It was worth noting that the glass with 26.7 mol % SiO2 possessed the longest fluorescence lifetime (1.51 ms), the highest gain coefficient (1.10 ms·pm2), the maximum Stark splitting manifold of 2F7/2 level (781 cm−1), and the largest scalar crystal-field NJ and Yb3+ asymmetry degree. Micro-Raman spectra revealed that introducing SiO2 promoted the formation of P=O linkages, but broke the P=O linkages when the SiO2 content was greater than 26.7 mol %. Based on the previous 29Si MAS NMR experimental results, these findings further demonstrated that the formation of [SiO6] may significantly affect the formation of P=O linkages, and thus influences the spectroscopic properties of the glass. These results indicate that phosphosilicate glasses may have potential applications as a Yb3+-doped gain medium for solid-state lasers and optical fiber amplifiers. PMID:28772601

  11. Structure-Dependent Spectroscopic Properties of Yb3+-Doped Phosphosilicate Glasses Modified by SiO2

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    Ling Wang

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Yb3+-doped phosphate glasses containing different amounts of SiO2 were successfully synthesized by the conventional melt-quenching method. The influence mechanism of SiO2 on the structural and spectroscopic properties was investigated systematically using the micro-Raman technique. It was worth noting that the glass with 26.7 mol % SiO2 possessed the longest fluorescence lifetime (1.51 ms, the highest gain coefficient (1.10 ms·pm2, the maximum Stark splitting manifold of 2F7/2 level (781 cm−1, and the largest scalar crystal-field NJ and Yb3+ asymmetry degree. Micro-Raman spectra revealed that introducing SiO2 promoted the formation of P=O linkages, but broke the P=O linkages when the SiO2 content was greater than 26.7 mol %. Based on the previous 29Si MAS NMR experimental results, these findings further demonstrated that the formation of [SiO6] may significantly affect the formation of P=O linkages, and thus influences the spectroscopic properties of the glass. These results indicate that phosphosilicate glasses may have potential applications as a Yb3+-doped gain medium for solid-state lasers and optical fiber amplifiers.

  12. Thermal effects on light emission in Yb sup 3 sup + -sensitized rare-earth doped optical glasses

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    Gouveia, E A; Gouveia-Neto, A S

    2001-01-01

    The temperature effect upon infrared-to-visible frequency upconversion fluorescence emission in off-resonance infrared excited Yb sup 3 sup + -sensitized rare-earth doped optical glasses is theoretically and experimentally investigated. We have examined samples of Er3+/Yb sup 3 sup + -codoped Ga sub 2 S sub 3 :La sub 2 O sub 3 chalcogenide glasses and germanosilicate optical fibers, and Ga2O3:La sub 2 O sub 3 chalcogenide and fluoroindate glasses codoped with Pr sup 3 sup + /Yb sup 3 sup + , excited off-resonance at 1.064 mu m. The experimental results revealed thermal induced enhancement in the visible upconversion emission intensity as the samples temperatures were increased within the range of 20 deg C to 260 deg C. The fluorescence emission enhancement is attributed to the temperature dependent multiphonon-assisted anti-Stokes excitation process of the ytterbium-sensitizer. A theoretical approach that takes into account a sensitizer temperature dependent effective absorption cross section, which depends u...

  13. Upconversion improvement in KLaF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanoparticles by doping Al3+ ions

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    Zhou, Haifang; Wang, Xiechun; Lai, Yunfeng; Cheng, Shuying; Zheng, Qiao; Yu, Jinlin

    2017-10-01

    Rare-earth ion-doped upconversion (UC) materials show great potential applications in optical and optoelectronic devices due to their novel optical properties. In this work, hexagonal KLaF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully synthesized by a hydrothermal method, and remarkably enhanced upconversion luminescence in green and red emission bands in KLaF4:Yb3+/Er3+ NPs has been achieved by doping Al3+ ions under 980 nm excitation. Compared to the aluminum-free KLaF4:Yb3+/Er3+ NPs sample, the UC fluorescence intensities of the green and red emissions of NPs doped with 10 at.% Al3+ ions were significantly enhanced by 5.9 and 7.3 times, respectively. Longer lifetimes of the doped samples were observed for the 4S3/2 state and 4F9/2 state. The underlying reason for the UC enhancement by doping Al3+ ions was mainly ascribed to distortion of the local symmetry around Er3+ ions and adsorption reduction of organic ligands on the surface of NPs. In addition, the influence of doping Al3+ ions on the structure and morphology of the NPs samples was also discussed.

  14. Application of High-Velocity Oxygen-Fuel (HVOF Spraying to the Fabrication of Yb-Silicate Environmental Barrier Coatings

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    Emine Bakan

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available From the literature, it is known that due to their glass formation tendency, it is not possible to deposit fully-crystalline silicate coatings when the conventional atmospheric plasma spraying (APS process is employed. In APS, rapid quenching of the sprayed material on the substrate facilitates the amorphous deposit formation, which shrinks when exposed to heat and forms pores and/or cracks. This paper explores the feasibility of using a high-velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF process for the cost-effective fabrication of dense, stoichiometric, and crystalline Yb2Si2O7 environmental barrier coatings. We report our findings on the HVOF process optimization and its resultant influence on the microstructure development and crystallinity of the Yb2Si2O7 coatings. The results reveal that partially crystalline, dense, and vertical crack-free EBCs can be produced by the HVOF technique. However, the furnace thermal cycling results revealed that the bonding of the Yb2Si2O7 layer to the Silicon bond coat needs to be improved.

  15. Green upconverted emission enhancement of ZrO{sub 2} : Yb{sup 3+}-Ho{sup 3+} nanocrystals

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    SolIs, D; De la Rosa, E [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.P. 1-948, Leon Gto., 37160 (Mexico); Salas, P [Centro de Fisica Aplicada y TecnologIa Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 1-1010, Queretaro 76000 (Mexico); Angeles-Chavez, C, E-mail: elder@cio.m [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Ingenieria Molecular, A.P. 14-805, 07730, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2009-12-07

    ZrO{sub 2} : Yb{sup 3+}-Ho{sup 3+} nanocrystals with different concentrations of codopants were synthesized with a 0.0082 molar ratio of surfactant Pluronic F-127 using a sol-gel micelle method, and annealed at 1000 {sup 0}C for 5 h. The dominant crystallite phase was tetragonal, with an average crystallite size of 20 nm. The upconverted signal produced by the codoped nanocrystals is an almost pure green emission centred at 540 nm caused by the radiation emitted by the {sup 5}F{sub 4} + {sup 5}S{sub 2} {yields} {sup 5}I{sub 8} relaxation of Ho{sup 3+}. The highest efficiency for the Ho{sup 3+} green emission, with a decay constant ({tau}{sub eff}) of 360 {mu}s, was obtained with a 2/0.001 mol% Yb/Ho composition. This yields a colour coordinate of (0.289, 0.699) with a maximum luminance of 8.7 x 10{sup -3} lm after excitation with a 970 nm continuous wave laser diode. These results can be explained in terms of the energy transfer (ET) from the donor (Yb{sup 3+}) to the acceptor (Ho{sup 3+}). The ET efficiency ({eta}) for this sample was only 5%, although an increase to 42% is possible for larger concentrations of Ho{sup 3+}. Highly concentrated samples have shortened decay times, which cause highly saturated samples to exhibit larger ET efficiency values.

  16. Formation enthalpies of LaLn'O3 (Ln'=Ho, Er, Tm and Yb) interlanthanide perovskites

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    Qi, Jianqi; Guo, Xiaofeng; Mielewczyk-Gryn, Aleksandra; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2015-07-01

    High-temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry using 3Na2O·MoO3 at 802 °C was performed for interlanthanide perovskites LaLn'O3 (Ln'=Ho, Er, Tm and Yb) and lanthanide oxides (La2O3, Ho2O3, Er2O3, Tm2O3 and Yb2O3). The enthalpies of formation of these interlanthanide perovskites from binary lanthanide oxides at room temperature (25 °C) were determined to be -8.3±3.4 kJ/mol for LaHoO3, -9.9±3.0 kJ/mol for LaErO3, -10.8±2.7 kJ/mol for LaTmO3 and -12.3±2.9 kJ/mol for LaYbO3. There is a roughly linear relationships between these enthalpy values and the tolerance factor for these and for other LaM3+O3 (M=In, Sc, Ga, Al, Fe and Cr) perovskites, confirming that the distortion of the perovskites as results from ionic radius difference of A-site and B-site cations, is the main factor determining the stability of these compounds.

  17. Radially-polarised beam amplification in an Yb:YAG thin-slab architecture (Conference Presentation)

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    Smith, Callum R.; Beecher, Stephen J.; Mackenzie, Jacob I.; Clarkson, W. Andrew

    2017-03-01

    Radially-polarised beams are attracting growing interest owing to their unique properties and numerous applications. Power-scaling whilst preserving the polarisation-purity of radially-polarised beams is challenging, with efforts predominantly focused on cylindrically-symmetric systems. We explore an alternative strategy for power-scaling radially-polarised beams using a thin-slab amplifier geometry, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously investigated. We show that very high radial polarisation-purity can be maintained in an architecture that can be operated at high powers. A radially-polarised seed-source was constructed using an Yb:YAG rod in a plane-parallel configuration, pumped by a capillary delivery-fiber which provided effective overlap with the LG01 mode. By tuning the cavity length and utilising thermally-induced birefringence, a robust multi-Watt LG01 mode was generated with an excellent radial polarisation-purity of 15dB and good beam quality M2=2.2. The Yb:YAG slab was pumped by a diode-bar producing a highly-elongated inversion region. The seed was amplified in a double-pass configuration, using a cylindrical lens to spatially-match the inversion. The output beam was re-collimated by the cylindrical lens, and compensation for the Gouy phase-shift was made using a half-waveplate. At 50W of incident pump power we obtained a small-signal gain of 7.5dB and a power gain of 4.5dB for 1.45W seed power. At maximum pump power the radial polarisation-purity was maintained at 15dB, and the beam quality only degraded slightly to M2=2.3. Further optimisation of slab design and pump geometry will be discussed in addition to power-scaling the system to higher output powers necessary for a range of applications.

  18. Trace Elements and Oxygen Isotope Zoning of the Sidewinder Skarn

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    Draper, C.; Gevedon, M. L.; Barnes, J.; Lackey, J. S.; Jiang, H.; Lee, C. T.

    2016-12-01

    Skarns of the Verde Antique Quarry and White Horse Mountain areas of the Sidewinder Range give insight into the paleohydrothermal systems operating in the California's Jurassic arc in the Southwestern Mojave Desert. Garnet from these skarns is iron rich: Xand= 55-100. Laser fluorination measurements show oxygen isotope (δ18O) compositions of garnet crystals and crystals domains have large ranges: -3.1‰ to +4.4‰ and -8.9‰ to +3.4‰, respectively. In general, the garnet cores have more negative δ18O values than rims, although oscillations are present. Negative values have been interpreted as influx of meteoric fluid and positive values as increased magmatic input. Here we report major and trace element concentrations for 17 core to rim Sidewinder garnet transects. REEs concentrations are low in all crystals, with total REE concentrations ranging from 0.710 ppm to 33.7 ppm, values that are lower than Cretaceous skarn garnets in the Sierra Nevada in the White Chief and Empire Mt skarns. Such low concentrations are likely due to the higher fraction of meteoric fluids during formation of the Sidewinder skarns. REE concentrations decrease from core to rim (REE core average=12.2ppm, REE rim average=7.21ppm). This is slightly more pronounced in the LREEs than in the HREEs (LaN/YbN core average= 10.9; rim average= 9.73, normalized to Chondrite). X­and tends to decrease core to rim in the Verde Antique skarn, whereas, Xand of the White Horse skarn does not correlate with distance from core. A large positive Eu anomaly (Eu/Eu* = 3­-30) in garnet from both skarns suggests oxidizing fluid conditions. Oxygen isotope data from garnet in these same skarns show periods of time with increased proportion of magmatic derived fluids in the total fluid budget. However, there is no corresponding widespread increase in total REE concentrations. Other studies of skarns from the western Sierra Nevadan arc (White Chief and Empire Mountain) observe complete decoupling of d18O values

  19. Isotope shifts in francium isotopes Fr-213206 and 221Fr

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    Collister, R.; Gwinner, G.; Tandecki, M.; Behr, J. A.; Pearson, M. R.; Zhang, J.; Orozco, L. A.; Aubin, S.; Gomez, E.; FrPNC Collaboration

    2014-11-01

    We present the isotope shifts of the 7 s1 /2 to 7 p1 /2 transition for francium isotopes 206 -213Fr with reference to 221Fr collected from two experimental periods. The shifts are measured on a sample of atoms prepared within a magneto-optical trap by a fast sweep of radio-frequency sidebands applied to a carrier laser. King plot analysis, which includes literature values for 7 s1 /2 to 7 p3 /2 isotope shifts, provides a field shift constant ratio of 1.0520(10) and a difference between the specific mass shift constants of 170(100) GHz amu between the D1 and D2 transitions, of sufficient precision to differentiate between ab initio calculations.

  20. Activation of SO2 with [(η(5) -C5 Me5 )2 Ln(THF)2 ] (Ln=Eu, Yb) leading to dithionite and sulfinate complexes.

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    Klementyeva, Svetlana V; Gamer, Michael T; Schmidt, Anna-Corina; Meyer, Karsten; Konchenko, Sergey N; Roesky, Peter W

    2014-10-13

    The reaction of decamethylytterbocene [(η(5) -C5 Me5 )2 Yb(THF)2 ] with SO2 at low temperature gave two new compounds, namely, the Yb(III) dithionite/sulfinate complex [{(η(5) -C5 Me5 )2 Yb(μ3 ,1κ(2) O(1,3) ,2κ(3) O(2,2',4) -S2 O4 )}2 {(η(5) -C5 Me5 )Yb(μ,1κO,2κO'-C5 Me5 SO2 )}2 ] (1) and the Yb(III) dithionite complex [{(η(5) -C5 Me5 )2 Yb}2 (μ,1κ(2) O(1,3) ,2κ(2) O(2,4) -S2 O4 )] (2). After extraction of 1, the mixture was heated to give the dinuclear tetrasulfinate complex [{(η(5) -C5 Me5 )Yb}2 (μ,κO,κO'-C5 Me5 SO2 )4 ] (3 a). In contrast, from the reaction of [(η(5) -C5 Me5 )2 Eu(THF)2 ] with SO2 only the tetrasulfinate complex [{(η(5) -C5 Me5 )Eu}2 (μ,κO,κO'-C5 Me5 SO2 )4 ] (3 b) was isolated. Two major reaction pathways were observed: 1) reductive coupling of two SO2 molecules to form the dithionite anion S2 O4 (2-) ; and 2) nucleophilic attack of one metallocene C5 Me5 ligand on the sulfur atom of SO2 . The compounds presented are the first dithionite and sulfinate complexes of the f-elements. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. β decay studies of n-rich Cs isotopes with the ISOLDE Decay Station

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    Lică, R.; Benzoni, G.; Morales, A. I.; Borge, M. J. G.; Fraile, L. M.; Mach, H.; Madurga, M.; Sotty, C.; Vedia, V.; De Witte, H.; Benito, J.; Berry, T.; Blasi, N.; Bracco, A.; Camera, F.; Ceruti, S.; Charviakova, V.; Cieplicka-Oryńczak, N.; Costache, C.; Crespi, F. C. L.; Creswell, J.; Fernández-Martínez, G.; Fynbo, H.; Greenlees, P.; Homm, I.; Huyse, M.; Jolie, J.; Karayonchev, V.; Köster, U.; Konki, J.; Kröll, T.; Kurcewicz, J.; Kurtukian-Nieto, T.; Lazarus, I.; Leoni, S.; Lund, M.; Marginean, N.; Marginean, R.; Mihai, C.; Mihai, R.; Negret, A.; Orduz, A.; Patyk, Z.; Pascu, S.; Pucknell, V.; Rahkila, P.; Regis, J. M.; Rotaru, F.; Saed-Sami, N.; Sánchez-Tembleque, V.; Stanoiu, M.; Tengblad, O.; Thuerauf, M.; Turturica, A.; Van Duppen, P.; Warr, N.

    2017-05-01

    Neutron-rich Ba isotopes are expected to exhibit octupolar correlations, reaching their maximum in isotopes around mass A = 146. The odd-A neutron-rich members of this isotopic chain show typical patterns related to non-axially symmetric shapes, which are however less marked compared to even-A ones, pointing to a major contribution from vibrations. In the present paper we present results from a recent study focused on 148-150Cs β-decay performed at the ISOLDE Decay Station equipped with fast-timing detectors. A detailed analysis of the measured decay half-lives and decay scheme of 149Ba is presented, giving a first insight in the structure of this neutron-rich nucleus.

  2. Spectroscopic properties of tellurite glasses co-doped with Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}

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    Leal, J.J. [Instituto Politécnico Nacional CICATA-Unidad Altamira, Tamaulipas 89600 (Mexico); Narro-García, R., E-mail: roberto.narro@gmail.com [Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 1-1010, Querétaro 76000, Querétaro México (Mexico); Desirena, H. [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.P. 1-948, León, Gto. 37150 (Mexico); Marconi, J.D. [Universidade Federal do ABC, SP (Brazil); Rodríguez, E. [Instituto Politécnico Nacional CICATA-Unidad Altamira, Tamaulipas 89600 (Mexico); Linganna, K. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); De la Rosa, E. [Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.P. 1-948, León, Gto. 37150 (Mexico)

    2015-06-15

    Spectroscopic characterization of Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped tellurite glasses 70.8TeO{sub 2}–5Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–13K{sub 2}O–(11−x)–BaO–0.2Er{sub 2}O{sub 3}–xYb{sub 2}O{sub 3}, where x=0, 0.4, 0.8, 1.2 and 2 mol% has been carried out through X-ray diffraction, Raman, absorption and luminescence spectra. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters were calculated for 0.2 mol% Er{sup 3+}-doped glass and are used to evaluate radiative properties such as transition probabilities, branching ratios and radiative lifetime. The emission cross-section of the {sup 4}I{sub 13/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transition has been calculated from the absorption data using McCumber's theory. The emission intensity of both, visible and infrared signals as a function of Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}, have been studied under 980 nm and 375 nm laser excitation. The physical mechanisms responsible for both, visible and infrared signals in the tellurite samples have been explained in terms of the energy transfer and excited state absorption process. The FWHM of the {sup 4}I{sub 13/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transition as a function of Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} mol% and distance (δ) between the laser focusing point and the end-face of the glass has been reported. It was observed both, experimentally and numerically, a change in the FWHM with variations of δ less than 8 mm. The latter was attributed to the radiation trapping effect. - Highlights: • Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} co-doped tellurite glasses were fabricated by the melt-quenching technique. • The structural, thermal and optical properties of the tellurite glasses were studied. • The radiation trapping effect has been observed in small tellurite glass samples. • Tellurite glasses could be a potential material for fiber fabrication.

  3. Fabrication of selective chemical sensor with ternary ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 nanoparticles.

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    Rahman, Mohammed M; Alam, M M; Asiri, Abdullah M; Islam, M A

    2017-08-01

    Construction of highly efficient toxic chemical sensors is the key approach for the determination of carcinogenic chemicals in the environment and ecosystem. We report here, an efficient acetone chemical sensor based on the analytical performances such as sensitivity, lower-detection limit, reproducibility, and good linearity. The proposed acetone-detecting electrode was introduced by the implementation of ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) as a successful electron mediator with glassy carbon electrode (GCE) assembly. The prepared NPs of ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 were well crystalline-doped nanomaterial and produced by implementation of hydrothermal procedure at low temperature. The conventional methods such as Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ultraviolet visible spectroscopy (UV/vis), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and powder x-ray diffraction (XRD) were utilized for characterization of prepared NPs in terms of morphological, elemental, optical and structural properties. The large linear dynamic range (LDR) of 0.34nmolL-1 to 3.4mmolL-1 with lower detection limit (S/N=3) of 0.05±0.002nmolL-1 and a higher sensitivity of 17.09µAmmolL-1cm-2 were exhibited by lab-made fabricated sensor based on ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 NPs for selective acetone detection. In shortly, the ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 NPs are utilized as an excellent electron mediator with Nafion/GCE assembly in a chemical sensor for acetone detection even at the very low concentration. Therefore, the chemical sensor is fabricated with ZnO/SnO2/Yb2O3 NPs may be a promising highly sensitive sensor by reliable I-V detection method for the effective detection of hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals in medical as well as health-care fields. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Isotopes a very short introduction

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    Ellam, Rob

    2016-01-01

    An isotope is a variant form of a chemical element, containing a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. Most elements exist as several isotopes. Many are stable while others are radioactive, and some may only exist fleetingly before decaying into other elements. In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Ellam explains how isotopes have proved enormously important across all the sciences and in archaeology. Radioactive isotopes may be familiar from their use in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and in medicine, as well as in carbon dating. They have been central to establishing the age of the Earth and the origins of the solar system. Combining previous and new research, Ellam provides an overview of the nature of stable and radioactive isotopes, and considers their wide range of modern applications. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subjec...

  5. Homogeneous linewidth measurements of Yb3+ ions in congruent and stoichiometric lithium niobate crystals

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    Kis, Zsolt; Mandula, Gabor; Lengyel, Krisztian; Hajdara, Ivett; Kovacs, Laszlo; Imlau, Mirco

    2014-11-01

    We report the result of a series of pump-probe spectral hole burning measurements on Yb3+ doped stoichiometric and congruent lithium niobate single crystal. The measurements were performed with a stabilized diode laser tuned to the ≈980 nm transition of the dopant ions. The crystal samples were placed in a closed cycle helium cryostat, the experiments have been done in the temperature range 9-20 K. The observed spectral holes have complex structure, at least two Lorentzian curves are needed to reproduce their shape (double spectral hole). A simple theoretical model has been developed to describe the line-shape resulting from the interaction between the light pulses and the dopant ions. Using the predictions of the theory, the homogeneous linewidths and the population relaxation rates have been estimated for both crystal samples. Using these results, the temperature dependence of the spectral hole widths and the spectral diffusion rates have also been determined. Some considerations are presented to explain the origin of the double spectral hole structure.

  6. Biocompatible Er, Yb co-doped fluoroapatite upconversion nanoparticles for imaging applications

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    Anjana, R.; K. M., Kurias; M. K., Jayaraj

    2017-08-01

    Upconversion luminescence, visible emission on infra red (IR) excitation was achieved in a biocompatible material, fluoroapatite. Fluoroapatite crystals are well known biomaterials, which is a component of tooth enamel. Also it can be considered as an excellent host material for lanthanide doping since the ionic radii of lanthanide is similar to that of calcium ion(Ca2+) hence successful incorporation of dopants within the lattice is possible. Erbium (Er), Ytterbium (Yb) co-doped fluorapatite (FAp) nanoparticles were prepared by precipitation method. The particles show intense visible emission when excited with 980 nm laser. Since upconversion luminescence is a multiphoton process the excitation power dependence on emission will give number of photons involved in the emission of single photon. Excitation power dependence studies show that two photons are involved in the emission of single photons. The value of slope was different for different emission peak because of the difference in intermediate energy level involved. The crystal structure and morphology of the particle were determined using X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). These particles with surface functionalisation can be used for live cell imaging.

  7. Giant permittivity and Maxwell-Wagner relaxation in Yb : CaTiO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Viviani, M; Bassoli, M; Buscaglia, V; Buscaglia, M T [Institute for Energetics and Interphases, National Research Council, Via De Marini 6, I-16149 Genoa (Italy); Nanni, P, E-mail: v.buscaglia@ge.ieni.cnr.i [Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, University of Genoa, P.le Kennedy 1, I-16129 Genoa (Italy)

    2009-09-07

    Yb-modified CaTiO{sub 3} ceramics sintered for 24 h at 1450 {sup 0}C exhibit a giant apparent permittivity of about 10{sup 4} with a remarkable temperature (30-300 K) and frequency (10{sup 1}-10{sup 6} Hz) stability (maximum variation: {+-}20%). After a post-annealing treatment of 48 h at 1100 {sup 0}C, the dielectric response is strongly modified, with a high frequency, low temperature permittivity corresponding to the intrinsic dielectric behaviour of CaTiO{sub 3}. A step-like rise in the apparent permittivity and a complex dielectric behaviour is observed with increasing temperature. The overall dielectric response of the ceramics can be interpreted in terms of the Maxwell-Wagner interfacial relaxation and modelled using equivalent circuits. The analysis demonstrates that the as-sintered ceramic consists of semiconducting grains (resistivity <10{sup 4} {Omega} cm at 300 K) and insulating grain boundaries (resistivity {approx}10{sup 7} {Omega} cm at 300 K). Partial reoxidation takes place during post-annealing with the formation of oxygen gradients and increased electrical heterogeneity. In general, the dielectric response will be determined by the extent of the reoxidation reaction during cooling or post-annealing treatment below the sintering temperature.

  8. A femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser with generalized vector vortex beams output (Conference Presentation)

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    Huo, Tiancheng; Qi, Li; Zhang, Buyun; Chen, Zhongping

    2017-03-01

    Light carries both spin and orbital angular momentum (OAM) and the superpositions of these two dynamical properties have found many applications. Many techniques exist to create such light sources but none allow their creation at the femtosecond fiber laser. Here we report on a novel mode-locked Ytterbium-doped fiber laser that generates femtosecond pulses with generalized vector vortex states. The controlled generation of such pulses such as azimuthally and radially polarized light with definite orbital angular momentum modes are demonstrated. A unidirectional ring cavity constructed with the Yb-doped fiber placed at the end of the fiber section to reduces unnecessary nonlinear effects is employed for self-starting operation. Pairs of diffraction gratings are used for compensating the normal group velocity dispersion of the fiber and other elements. Mode-locked operation is achieved based on nonlinear polarization evolution, which is mainly implemented with the single mode fiber, the bulk wave plates and the variable spiral plates (q-plate with topological charge q=0.5). The conversion from spin angular momentum to the OAM and reverse inside the laser cavity are realized by means of a quarter-wave plate and a q-plate so that the polarization control was mapped to OAM mode control. The fiber laser is diode pumped by a wavelength-division multiplexing coupler, which leads to excellent stability and portability.

  9. RESEARCH OF THERMO-OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITIES IN Yb-Er GLASS AT DIODE PUMPING

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    V. Khramov

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Subject of Research. Investigation method of thermo-optical distortions in solid-state lasers was developed and presented. The method can be easily used for research of small diameter (approximately 2 mm active elements. Method. The experimental method described in this paper is based on the registration of deviation of the energy center of the probe beam passing through the thermally stressed active element. Main Results. We have presented experimental results of the thermal lens optical power research in the active element made of Yb-Er glass pumped transversely by a laser diode in the following modes: without generating, free-running and Q-switching. We have submitted obtained dependences of the optical power on the pumping energy. The measurements have been performed for the two polarization components at two wavelengths (632.8 nm and 1550 nm showing the absence of explicit astigmatism of the thermal lens. Practical Relevance. Knowledge of the thermal regime of such lasers gives the possibility for more precise calculation of the resonator parameters in terms of the thermal lens occurrence.

  10. Development and Characterization of a 171Yb+ Miniature Ion Trap Frequency Standard

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    Partner, Heather L

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation reports on the development of a low-power, high-stability miniature atomic frequency standard based on 171Yb+ ions. The ions are buffer-gas cooled and held in a linear quadrupole trap that is integrated into a sealed, getter-pumped vacuum package, and interrogated on the 12.6 GHz hyperfine transition. We hope to achieve a long-term fractional frequency stability of 10^-14 with a miniature clock that consumes only 50 mW of power and occupies a volume of 5 cm^3. I discuss our progress over several years of work on this project. We began by building a conventional tabletop clock to use as a test bed while developing several designs of miniature ion-trap vacuum packages, while also developing techniques for various aspects of the clock operation, including ion loading, laser and magnetic field stabilization, and a low power ion trap drive. The ion traps were modeled using boundary element software to assist with the design and parameter optimization of new trap geometries. We expect a novel trap...

  11. Transparent infrared-emitting CeF3:Yb-Er polymer nanocomposites for optical applications.

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    Tan, Mei Chee; Patil, Swanand D; Riman, Richard E

    2010-07-01

    Bright infrared-emitting nanocomposites of unmodified CeF(3):Yb-Er with polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) and polystyrene (PS), which offer a vast range of potential applications, which include optical amplifiers, waveguides, laser materials, and implantable medical devices, were developed. For the optical application of these nanocomposites, it is critical to obtain highly transparent composites to minimize absorption and scattering losses. Preparation of transparent composites typically requires powder processing approaches that include sophisticated particle size control, deagglomeration, and dispersion stabilization methods leading to an increase in process complexity and processing steps. This work seeks to prepare transparent composites with high solids loading (>5 vol%) by matching the refractive index of the inorganic particle with low cost polymers like PMMA and PS, so as to circumvent the use of any complex processing techniques or particle surface modification. PS nanocomposites were found to exhibit better transparency than the PMMA nanocomposites, especially at high solids loading (>/=10 vol%). It was found that the optical transparency of PMMA nanocomposites was more significantly affected by the increase in solids loading and inorganic particle size because of the larger refractive index mismatch of the PMMA nanocomposites compared to that of PS nanocomposites. Rayleigh scattering theory was used to provide a theoretical estimate of the scattering losses in these ceramic-polymer nanocomposites.

  12. Structural properties of pure and Fe-doped Yb films prepared by vapor condensation

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    Rojas-Ayala, C., E-mail: chachi@cbpf.br [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro 22290-180, RJ (Brazil); Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, P.O.B. 14-149, Lima 14 (Peru); Passamani, E.C. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória 29075-910, ES (Brazil); Suguihiro, N.M. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro 22290-180, RJ (Brazil); Litterst, F.J. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro 22290-180, RJ (Brazil); Institut für Physik der Kondensierten Materie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig (Germany); Baggio Saitovitch, E. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rio de Janeiro 22290-180, RJ (Brazil)

    2014-10-15

    Ytterbium and iron-doped ytterbium films were prepared by vapor quenching on Kapton substrates at room temperature. Structural characterization was performed by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The aim was to study the microstructure of pure and iron-doped films and thereby to understand the effects induced by iron incorporation. A coexistence of face centered cubic and hexagonal close packed-like structures was observed, the cubic-type structure being the dominant contribution. There is an apparent thickness dependence of the cubic/hexagonal relative ratios in the case of pure ytterbium. Iron-clusters induce a crystalline texture effect, but do not influence the cubic/hexagonal volume fraction. A schematic model is proposed for the microstructure of un-doped and iron-doped films including the cubic- and hexagonal-like structures, as well as the iron distribution in the ytterbium matrix. - Highlights: • Pure and Fe-doped Yb films have been prepared by vapor condensation. • Coexistence of fcc- and hcp-type structures was observed. • No oxide phases have been detected. • Fe-clustering does not affect the fcc/hcp ratio, but favors a crystalline texture. • A schematic model is proposed to describe microscopically the microstructure.

  13. Laser refrigeration, alignment and rotation of levitated Yb3+:YLF nanocrystals

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    Rahman, A. T. M. Anishur; Barker, P. F.

    2017-10-01

    The ability to cool and manipulate levitated nanoparticles in vacuum is a promising tool for exploring macroscopic quantum mechanics1,2, precision measurements of forces3 and non-equilibrium thermodynamics4,5. The extreme isolation afforded by optical levitation offers a low-noise, undamped environment that has been used to measure zeptonewton forces3 and radiation pressure shot noise6, and to demonstrate centre-of-mass motion cooling7,8. Ground-state cooling and the creation of macroscopic quantum superpositions are now within reach, but control of both the centre of mass and internal temperature is required. While cooling the centre-of-mass motion to micro-kelvin temperatures has now been achieved, the internal temperature has remained at or above room temperature. Here, we realize a nanocryostat by refrigerating levitated Yb3+:YLF nanocrystals to 130 K using anti-Stokes fluorescence cooling, while simultaneously using the optical trapping field to align the crystal to maximize cooling.

  14. Anomalous luminescence of Eu sup 2 sup + and Yb sup 2 sup + in inorganic compounds

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    Dorenbos, P

    2003-01-01

    In many compounds the broadband emission of Eu sup 2 sup + and Yb sup 2 sup + is subject to a very large (0.6-1.2 eV) Stokes shift and it behaves peculiarly with temperature change. Conduction band states of the host compound are involved in this 'anomalous' emission. Cases of anomalous emission are identified and the conditions for it to occur studied. Clear trends with the size of the lanthanide ion, the size of the site occupied, the size of anions in the compound, and the binding strength of oxygen ligands were found. The trends are interpreted by models involving the Madelung potential and Pauling repulsion at the lanthanide site together with the Coulomb and isotropic exchange interactions within the lanthanide ion. The results provide information on the approximate location of the lowest 4f sup n sup - sup 1 5d level relative to the bottom of the conduction band. The systematic variation with type of lanthanide and host lattice is discussed. Combining the results with information on the systematic vari...

  15. Controlled synthesis of β-NaYF{sub 4}:Yb, Er microphosphors and upconversion luminescence property

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    Zhou, Ruisen; Ma, Tingting; Qiu, Baotian; Li, Xia, E-mail: Lix@qust.edu.cn

    2017-06-15

    NaYF{sub 4}:Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} with different phases, morphologies, and luminescent properties were synthesized using a facial hydrothermal method. The as-obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern, and photoluminescence (PL). The XRD results indicated that ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) and citrate play an important role in phase transition at low reaction temperatures. SEM images revealed that samples morphologies can be changed from irregular shapes to regular microprisms by EDTA and citrate. TEM images showed that the diameter of samples synthesized at 120 °C without any chelating agents is ∼50 nm. HRTEM indicated that the crystal grows along the [111] plane. The selected area electron diffraction (SAED) pattern showed that the nanoparticles have a good single-crystalline structure. FL spectra revealed that citrate can reduce the luminescence intensity at any reaction temperature. However, EDTA can improve optical properties at low reaction temperatures. - Highlights: • Effect of EDTA and citrate on upconversion luminescence was investigated. • EDTA & citrate can promote phase transition from cubic to hexagonal. • EDTA can improve the emission intensity at low reaction temperatures. • EDTA & citrate play a role in changing crystals’ growth direction.

  16. Lifetime measurements in {sup 170}Yb using the generalized centroid difference method

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    Karayonchev, Vasil; Regis, Jean-Marc; Jolie, Jan; Dannhoff, Moritz; Saed-Samii, Nima; Blazhev, Andrey [Institute of Nuclear Physics, University of Cologne, Cologne (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    An experiment using the electronic γ-γ ''fast-timing'' technique was performed at the 10 MV Tandem Van-De-Graaff accelerator of the Institute for Nuclear Physics, Cologne in order to measure lifetimes of the yrast states in {sup 170}Yb. The lifetime of the first 2{sup +} state was determined using the slope method, which means by fitting an exponential decay to the ''slope'' seen in the energy-gated time-difference spectra. The value of τ=2.201(57) ns is in good agreement with the lifetimes measured using other techniques. The lifetimes of the first 4{sup +} and the 6{sup +} states are determined for the first time. They are in the ps range and were measured using the generalized centroid difference method, an extension of the well-known centroid-shift method and developed for fast-timing arrays. The derived reduced transition probabilities B(E2) values are compared with calculations done using the confined beta soft model and show good agreement within the experimental uncertainties.

  17. Non-linear Isotope Effects

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    Schmidt, Johan Albrecht

    The isotopic fractionation associated with photodissociation of N2O, OCS and CO2, at different altitudes in Earth’s atmosphere, is investigated theoretically using constructed quantum mechanical models of the dissociation processes (i.e. potential energy surfaces and relevant coupling elements......’s stratosphere is nearly mass dependent, and only a small fraction of the observed anomalous oxygen-17 excess can be attributed to N2O photolysis. In contrast, stratospheric photolysis produces a significant inverse clumped isotope effect.(ii) Stratospheric OCS photolysis significantly enrich the remaining OCS...... in heavy carbon. The sulfur fractionation is weak and photolysis of OCS in the stratosphere produces only a small and mass dependent enrichment of heavy sulfur isotopes in the remaining OCS. Sulfur fractionation from the two remaining chemical sinks (oxidation by O(3P) and OH, respectively) is weak...

  18. Isotope specific arbitrary material sorter

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    Barty, Christopher P.J.

    2015-12-08

    A laser-based mono-energetic gamma-ray source is used to provide a rapid and unique, isotope specific method for sorting materials. The objects to be sorted are passed on a conveyor in front of a MEGa-ray beam which has been tuned to the nuclear resonance fluorescence transition of the desired material. As the material containing the desired isotope traverses the beam, a reduction in the transmitted MEGa-ray beam occurs. Alternately, the laser-based mono-energetic gamma-ray source is used to provide non-destructive and non-intrusive, quantitative determination of the absolute amount of a specific isotope contained within pipe as part of a moving fluid or quasi-fluid material stream.

  19. Persistence of fertile and hydrous lithospheric mantle beneath the northwestern Ethiopian plateau: Evidence from modal, trace element and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic compositions of amphibole-bearing mantle xenoliths

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    Alemayehu, Melesse; Zhang, Hong-Fu; Aulbach, Sonja

    2017-07-01

    We present new trace element compositions of amphiboles, Sr-Nd-Hf isotope compositions of clinopyroxenes and mineral modes for spinel peridotite xenoliths that were entrained in a Miocene alkali basalt (Gundeweyn, northwestern Ethiopian plateau), in order to understand the geochemical evolution and variation occurring within the continental lithospheric mantle (CLM) in close proximity to the East African Rift system, and its dynamic implications. With the exception of a single amphibole-bearing sample that is depleted in LREE (La/YbN = 0.45 × Cl), amphiboles in lherzolites and in one harzburgite show variable degrees of LREE enrichment (La/YbN = 2.5-12.1 × Cl) with flat HREE (Dy/YbN = 1.5-2.1 × Cl). Lherzolitic clinoyroxenes have 87Sr/86Sr (0.70227 to 0.70357), 143Nd/144Nd (0.51285 to 0.51346), and 176Hf/177Hf (0.28297 to 0.28360) ranging between depleted lithosphere and enriched mantle. LREE-enriched clinopyroxenes generally have more enriched isotope compositions than depleted ones. While lherzolites with isotope compositions similar to those of the Afar plume result from the most recent metasomatic overprint, isotope compositions more depleted than present-day MORB can be explained by an older melt extraction and/or isotopic rehomogenisation event, possibly related to the Pan-African orogeny. Several generations of amphibole are recognized in accord with this multi-stage evolution. Texturally unequilibrated amphibole occurring within the peridotite matrix and in melt pockets attest to continued hydration and refertilization of the lithospheric mantle subsequent to Oligocene flood basalt magmatism, during which an earlier-emplaced inventory of amphibole was likely largely consumed. However, a single harzburgite contains amphibole with the highest Mg# and lowest TiO2 content, which is interpreted as sampling a volumetrically subordinate mantle region beneath the Ethiopian plateau that was not tapped during flood basalt magmatism. Strikingly, both trace

  20. Label-free detection of rheumatoid factor using YbY{sub x}O{sub y} electrolyte–insulator–semiconductor devices

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    Pan, Tung-Ming, E-mail: tmpan@mail.cgu.edu.tw [Department of Electronics Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan (China); Lin, Ting-Wei [School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan (China); Chen, Ching-Yi [Department of Electronics Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan (China)

    2015-09-03

    In this study, we investigated the effect of yttrium content on the structural properties and sensing characteristics of YbY{sub x}O{sub y} sensing membranes for electrolyte–insulator–semiconductor (EIS) sensors to detect the rheumatoid factor (RF). The YbY{sub x}O{sub y} EIS device prepared at the 60 W plasma condition exhibited a higher sensitivity of 65.77 mV/pH, a lower hysteresis voltage of ∼1 mV, and a smaller drift rate of 0.14 mV/h than did those prepared at the other conditions. We attribute this behavior to the optimal yttrium content in the YbY{sub x}O{sub y} film forming a smooth surface. Furthermore, we used a novel YbTi{sub x}O{sub y} EIS biosensor to measure the RF antigen in human serum because of its rapid and label-free detection. Two different techniques were used for the immobilization of RF antibody onto the surface of an YbTi{sub x}O{sub y} EIS sensor. The RF antibody was directly immobilized on the EIS surface modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) followed by glutaraldehyde (GA). In contrast, a mixture of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylamino-propyl)carbodiimide (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) solution was used to functionalize the carboxyl groups at the tail of RF antibodies. RF antibodies functionalized with the active NHS esters were covalently immobilized on the APTES-modified YbTi{sub x}O{sub y} surface. The immobilized RF antibodies on the EIS that are functionalized with the EDC and NHS exhibit higher (41.11 mV/pC{sub RF}) for detection of serum RF antigen in the range 10{sup −7} to 10{sup −3} M, compared to traditional antibody immobilization technique via APTES and GA linkage. The YbTi{sub x}O{sub y} EIS biosensor is a promising analytical tool for RF antigen monitoring due to its good sensitivity, stability and repeatability. - Highlights: • Effect of yttrium content on the structural and sensing properties of YbY{sub x}O{sub y} sensing membrane was explored. • YbY{sub x}O{sub y} EIS device prepared at the

  1. Cosmology: Rare isotopic insight into the Universe

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    Prantzos, Nikos

    2016-01-01

    Light isotopes of hydrogen and helium formed minutes after the Big Bang. The study of one of these primordial isotopes, helium-3, has now been proposed as a useful strategy for constraining the physics of the standard cosmological model.

  2. Geochemical and isotopic (Nd-Pb-Sr-O) variations bearing on the genesis of volcanic rocks from Vesuvius, Italy

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    Ayuso, R.A.; de Vivo, B.; Rolandi, G.; Seal, R.R.; Paone, A.

    1998-01-01

    Alkaline volcanism produced by Monte Somma-Vesuvius volcano includes explosive plinian and subplinian activity in addition to effusive lava flows. Pumice, scoria, and lava (150 samples) exhibit major- and trace-element gradients as a function of SiO2 (58.9-47.2 wt%) and MgO (0-7.8 wt%); Mg value are ???50. Internally gradational chemical groups or cycles are distinguished by age: (1) 25 000 to 14 000 yr B.P.; (2) 8000 yr B.P. to A.D. 79; and (3) A.D. 79 to 1944. A small number of lavas, dikes and scora were also analysed from the Somma formation (~ 35 000 to 25 000 yr B.P.). Within each group, contents of Na2O + K2O increas with decreasing MgO along distinct rocks. Nb/Y values are variable from 0.66 to 3.14 (at SiO2 ??? 50 wt%) generally in the range of alkaline and ultra-alkaline rocks. Variations in contents of some majro elements (e.g., P and Ti), and trace elements (e.g., Th, Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, Pb, La, and Sc), as well as contrasting trends in ratios of various elements (e.g., Ta/Yb, Hf/U, Th/Ta, Th/Hf, Th/Yb, etc.) are also generally consistent with the group subdivisions. For example, Th/Hf increases from ??? 5 to ??? 10 with decreasing age for the Vesuvius system as a whole, yielding similar compositions in the least evolved rocks (low-silica, high-MgO, imcompatible element-poor) erupted at the end of each cycle. Internal variations within individual eruptions also systematically changed generally towards a common mafic composition at the end of each cycle, thus reflecting the dominanit volume in the magma chamber. At the start of a new eruptive cycle, the rocks are relatively enriched in incompatible elements; younger groups also contain higher abundances than other groups. N-MORB-normalized multielement diagrams exhibit selective enrichments of Sr, K, Rb, Th, and the light rare-earth elements; deep Nb and Ta negative anomalies commonly seen in rocks generated at orogenic margins are absent in the light rare-earth elements; deep Nb and Ta netgative anomalies

  3. Spectroscopic and laser characterization of Yb0.15:(LuxY1-x)3Al5O12 ceramics with different Lu/Y balance.

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    Pirri, Angela; Toci, Guido; Li, Jiang; Xie, Tengfei; Pan, Yubai; Babin, Vladimir; Beitlerova, Alena; Nikl, Martin; Vannini, Matteo

    2016-08-08

    We report a broad comparative analysis of the spectroscopic and laser properties of solid solution Lutetium-Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (LuYAG, (LuxY1-x)3Al5O12) ceramics doped with Yb. The investigation was mainly aimed to assess the impact of the Lu/Y ratio on the Yb optical and laser properties. Therefore we analyzed a set of samples with different Y/Lu balance, namely 25/75, 50/50 and 75/25, with 15% Yb doping. We found that the Yb absorption and emission spectra changed from YAG to LuAG when gradually increasing in Lu content. Regarding the laser emission, remarkable results were achieved with all samples. Maximum output power was 8.2 W, 7.3 W and 8.7 W for Y/Lu balance 25/75, 50/50 and 75/25 respectively, at 1030 nm; the slope efficiency and the optical-to-optical efficiencies approached or exceeded 60% and 50% respectively. The tuning range was investigated using an intracavity ZnSe prism. The broadest tuning range (998 nm to 1063 nm) was obtained with Y/Lu balance 75/25, whereas the emission of the other two samples extended from 1000 nm to 1058 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first comparative analysis of Yb:LuYAG ceramics or crystals as laser host across such a broad range of Y/Lu ratios.

  4. 2.7 μm emission properties of Er3+ doped tungsten-tellurite glass sensitized by Yb3+ ions.

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    Guo, Yanyan; Ma, Yaoyao; Huang, Feifei; Peng, Yapei; Zhang, Liyan; Zhang, Junjie

    2013-07-01

    With a 980 nm laser diode (LD) pumped, the sensitized effect of Yb(3+) ions on 2.7 μm emission properties and energy transfer mechanism in Yb(3+)/Er(3+) co-doped tungsten-tellurite glass were investigated in present paper. Based on absorption spectra, Judd-Ofelt parameters and radiative transition probabilities were calculated and analyzed. The emission spectra were tested and the optimized concentration ratio of Yb(3+) to Er(3+) ions was found to be 3:0.5 with a largest calculated emission cross-section (6.05×10(-21) cm(2)) corresponding to Er(3+):(4)I11/2→(4)I13/2 transition. When the concentration ratio of Yb(3+) to Er(3+) ions was 4:0.5, 1.5 μm and 2.7 μm emission decreased while up-conversion increased. The decreased 1.5 μm and 2.7 μm emission were induced by the saturation of Er(3+):(4)I13/2 level. In brief, the advantageous spectroscopic characteristics indicated that Yb(3+)/Er(3+) co-doped tungsten-tellurite glass may be a promising candidate for application of 2.7 μm emission. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Multifunctional hydroxyapatite/Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb3+,Er3+ composite fibers for drug delivery and dual modal imaging.

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    Liu, Min; Liu, Hui; Sun, Shufen; Li, Xuejiao; Zhou, Yanmin; Hou, Zhiyao; Lin, Jun

    2014-02-04

    Porous hydroxyapatite (HAp) composite fibers functionalized with up-conversion (UC) luminescent and magnetic Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb(3+),Er(3+) nanocrystals (NCs) have been fabricated via electrospinning. After transferring hydrophobic oleic acid-capped Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb(3+),Er(3+) NCs into aqueous solution, these water-dispersible NCs were dispersed into precursor electrospun solution containing CTAB. Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb(3+),Er(3+)@HAp composite fibers were fabricated by the high temperature treatment of the electrospun Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb(3+),Er(3+) NCs decorated precursor fibers. The biocompatibility test on MC 3T3-E1 cells using MTT assay shows that the HAp composite fibers have negligible cytotoxity, which reveals the HAp composite fibers could be a drug carrier for drug delivery. Because the contrast brightening is enhanced at increased concentrations of Gd(3+), the HAp composite fibers can serve as T1 magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents. In addition, the composites uptaken by MC 3T3-E1 cells present the UC luminescent emission of Er(3+) under the excitation of a 980 nm near-infrared laser. The above findings reveal Na(Y/Gd)F4:Yb(3+),Er(3+)@HAp composite fibers have potential applications in drug storage/release and magnetic resonance/UC luminescence imaging.

  6. Upconversion photoluminescence of epitaxial Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} codoped ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} films on silicon substrates

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    Zhang, Yang, E-mail: zhangy_acd@hotmail.com [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Kämpfe, Thomas [Institut für Angewandte Physik, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Bai, Gongxun [Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (China); Mietschke, Michael; Yuan, Feifei; Zopf, Michael [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Abel, Stefan [IBM Research GmbH, Saümerstrasse 4, 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland); Eng, Lukas M. [Institut für Angewandte Physik, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Hühne, Ruben [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Fompeyrine, Jean [IBM Research GmbH, Saümerstrasse 4, 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland); Ding, Fei, E-mail: f.ding@ifw-dresden.de [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Schmidt, Oliver G. [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Material Systems for Nanoelectronics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Reichenhainer strasse 70, 09107 Chemnitz (Germany)

    2016-05-31

    Thin films of Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} codoped Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT:Yb/Er) have been epitaxially grown on the SrTiO{sub 3} buffered Si wafer by pulsed laser deposition. Strong upconversion photoluminescence was observed in the PZT:Yb/Er thin film. Using piezoresponse force microscopy, polar domains in the PZT:Yb/Er film can be reversibly switched with a phase change of 180°. Ferroelectric hysteresis loop shape with a well-saturated response was observed. The epitaxially grown lanthanide-doped PZT on silicon opens up a promising route to the integration of luminescent functional oxides on the silicon platform. - Highlights: • Epitaxial growth of Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} codoped Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} films on SrTiO{sub 3} buffered silicon • Upconversion emissions were obtained from the lanthanide ion doped thin films. • Saturated ferroelectric hysteresis loops were observed. • Polar domains were switched by PFM with a phase change of 180°.

  7. Synthesis of Upconversion β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ Particles with Enhanced Luminescent Intensity through Control of Morphology and Phase

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    Shang, Yunfei; Hao, Shuwei; Liu, Jing; Tan, Meiling; Wang, Ning; Yang, Chunhui; Chen, Guanying

    2015-01-01

    Hexagonal NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals and nanocrystals with well-defined morphologies and sizes have been synthesized via a hydrothermal route. The rational control of initial reaction conditions can not only result in upconversion (UC) micro and nanocrystals with varying morphologies, but also can produce enhanced and tailored upconversion emissions from the Yb3+/Er3+ ion pairs sensitized by the Nd3+ ions. The increase of reaction time converts the phase of NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ particles from the cubic to the hexagonal structure. The added amount of oleic acid plays a critical role in the shape evolution of the final products due to their preferential attachment to some crystal planes. The adjustment of the molar ratio of F−/Ln3+ can range the morphologies of the β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals from spheres to nanorods. When excited by 808 nm infrared laser, β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microplates exhibit a much stronger UC emission intensity than particles with other morphologies. This phase- and morphology-dependent UC emission holds promise for applications in photonic devices and biological studies. PMID:28347007

  8. Synthesis of Upconversion β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ Particles with Enhanced Luminescent Intensity through Control of Morphology and Phase

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    Yunfei Shang

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Hexagonal NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals and nanocrystals with well-defined morphologies and sizes have been synthesized via a hydrothermal route. The rational control of initial reaction conditions can not only result in upconversion (UC micro and nanocrystals with varying morphologies, but also can produce enhanced and tailored upconversion emissions from the Yb3+/Er3+ ion pairs sensitized by the Nd3+ ions. The increase of reaction time converts the phase of NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ particles from the cubic to the hexagonal structure. The added amount of oleic acid plays a critical role in the shape evolution of the final products due to their preferential attachment to some crystal planes. The adjustment of the molar ratio of F−/Ln3+ can range the morphologies of the β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals from spheres to nanorods. When excited by 808 nm infrared laser, β-NaYF4:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microplates exhibit a much stronger UC emission intensity than particles with other morphologies. This phase- and morphology-dependent UC emission holds promise for applications in photonic devices and biological studies.

  9. Synthesis of Upconversion β-NaYF₄:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ Particles with Enhanced Luminescent Intensity through Control of Morphology and Phase.

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    Shang, Yunfei; Hao, Shuwei; Liu, Jing; Tan, Meiling; Wang, Ning; Yang, Chunhui; Chen, Guanying

    2015-02-24

    Hexagonal NaYF₄:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals and nanocrystals with well-defined morphologies and sizes have been synthesized via a hydrothermal route. The rational control of initial reaction conditions can not only result in upconversion (UC) micro and nanocrystals with varying morphologies, but also can produce enhanced and tailored upconversion emissions from the Yb3+/Er3+ ion pairs sensitized by the Nd3+ ions. The increase of reaction time converts the phase of NaYF₄:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ particles from the cubic to the hexagonal structure. The added amount of oleic acid plays a critical role in the shape evolution of the final products due to their preferential attachment to some crystal planes. The adjustment of the molar ratio of F-/Ln3+ can range the morphologies of the β-NaYF₄:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microcrystals from spheres to nanorods. When excited by 808 nm infrared laser, β-NaYF₄:Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+ microplates exhibit a much stronger UC emission intensity than particles with other morphologies. This phase- and morphology-dependent UC emission holds promise for applications in photonic devices and biological studies.

  10. Enhanced Upconversion Luminescence in Yb3+/Tm3+-Codoped Fluoride Active Core/Active Shell/Inert Shell Nanoparticles through Directed Energy Migration

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    Qiu, Hailong; Yang, Chunhui; Shao, Wei; Damasco, Jossana; Wang, Xianliang; Ågren, Hans; Prasad, Paras N.; Chen, Guanying

    2014-01-01

    The luminescence efficiency of lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles is of particular importance for their embodiment in biophotonic and photonic applications. Here, we show that the upconversion luminescence of typically used NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5% nanoparticles can be enhanced by ~240 times through a hierarchical active core/active shell/inert shell (NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5%)/NaYbF4/NaYF4 design, which involves the use of directed energy migration in the second active shell layer. The resulting active core/active shell/inert shell nanoparticles are determined to be about 11 times brighter than that of well-investigated (NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5%)/NaYF4 active core/inert shell nanoparticles when excited at ~980 nm. The strategy for enhanced upconversion in Yb3+/Tm3+-codoped NaYF4 nanoparticles through directed energy migration might have implications for other types of lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles. PMID:28348285

  11. Multicolor Emission Tuning and Red/Green Ratio Enhancement of Yb3+/Er3+ Codoped KGdF4 Upconversion Nanoparticles

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    Xionger Qiu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Herein, a series of KGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs were synthesized through a one-pot hydrothermal method using polyethylene glycol (PEG as capping ligands. The phase and microstructure studies show all these as-prepared UCNPs are pure cubic phase and uniformed nanoparticle shape by changing the doped Yb3+ concentration from 18% to 98%. The as-prepared UCNPs can realize the multicolor emissions from yellow to red and the red-to-green (R/G ratio can be enhanced from 2.05 to 8.35 when Yb3+ varies from 18% to 98%. In addition, the proposed upconversion (UC mechanisms of these PEGylated UCNPs are investigated in detail. The realization of multicolor tuning and enhanced R/G ratio by only increasing the doping concentration of Yb3+ ions in KGdF4 host indicates that the PEGylated KGdF4:Yb3+/Er3+ UCNPs can find their application on lighting devices, anticounterfeit technology, and even bioimaging field.

  12. Multifunctional BaYbF5: Gd/Er upconversion nanoparticles for in vivo tri-modal upconversion optical, X-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Li, Xiaolong; Yi, Zhigao; Xue, Zhenluan; Zeng, Songjun; Liu, Hongrong

    2017-06-01

    Development of high-quality upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) with combination of the merits of multiple molecular imaging techniques, such as, upconversion luminescence (UCL) imaging, X-ray computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, could significantly improve the accuracy of biological diagnosis. In this work, multifunctional BaYbF5: Gd/Er (50:2mol%) UCNPs were synthesized via a solvothermal method using oleic acid (OA) as surface ligands (denoted as OA-UCNPs). The OA-UCNPs were further treated by diluted HCl to form ligand-free UCNPs (LF-UCNPs) for later bioimaging applications. The cytotoxicity assay in HeLa cells shows low cell toxicity of these LF-UCNPs. Owing to the efficient UCL of BaYbF5: Gd/Er, the LF-UCNPs were successfully used as luminescent bioprobe in UCL bioimaging. And, X-ray CT imaging reveals that BaYbF5: Gd/Er UCNPs can act as potential contrast agents for detection of the liver and spleen in the live mice owing to the high-Z elements (e.g., Ba, Yb, and Gd) in host matrix. Moreover, with the addition of Gd, the as-designed UCNPs exhibit additional positive contrast enhancement in T1-weighted MR imaging. These findings demonstrate that BaYbF5: Gd/Er UCNPs are potential candidates for tri-modal imaging. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Enhanced Upconversion Luminescence in Yb3+/Tm3+-Codoped Fluoride Active Core/Active Shell/Inert Shell Nanoparticles through Directed Energy Migration

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    Hailong Qiu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The luminescence efficiency of lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles is of particular importance for their embodiment in biophotonic and photonic applications. Here, we show that the upconversion luminescence of typically used NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5% nanoparticles can be enhanced by ~240 times through a hierarchical active core/active shell/inert shell (NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5%/NaYbF4/NaYF4 design, which involves the use of directed energy migration in the second active shell layer. The resulting active core/active shell/inert shell nanoparticles are determined to be about 11 times brighter than that of well-investigated (NaYF4:Yb3+30%/Tm3+0.5%/NaYF4 active core/inert shell nanoparticles when excited at ~980 nm. The strategy for enhanced upconversion in Yb3+/Tm3+-codoped NaYF4 nanoparticles through directed energy migration might have implications for other types of lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles.

  14. Tb3+/Yb3+ codoped silica-hafnia glass and glass-ceramic waveguides to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells

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    Bouajaj, A.; Belmokhtar, S.; Britel, M. R.; Armellini, C.; Boulard, B.; Belluomo, F.; Di Stefano, A.; Polizzi, S.; Lukowiak, A.; Ferrari, M.; Enrichi, F.

    2016-02-01

    In this paper we present the investigation of the energy transfer efficiency between Tb3+ and Yb3+ ions in silica-hafnia waveguides. Cooperative energy transfer between these two ions allows to cut one 488 nm photon in two 980 nm photons and could have important applications in improving the performance of photovoltaic solar cells. Previous works revealed that for a given concentration of donors (Tb3+), increasing the number of acceptors (Yb3+) located near to the Tb3+ ion can increase the Tb-Yb transfer probability. However, when increasing the density of active ions, some detrimental effects due to cross-relaxation mechanisms become relevant. On the basis of this observation the sample doping was chosen keeping constant the molar ratio [Yb]/[Tb] = 4 and the total rare earths contents were [Tb + Yb]/[Si + Hf] = 5%, 7%, 9%. The choice of the matrix is another crucial point to obtain an efficient down conversion processes with rare earth ions. To this respect a 70SiO2-30HfO2 waveguide composition was chosen. The comparison between the glass and the glass-ceramic structures demonstrated that the latter is more efficient since it combines the good optical properties of glasses with the optimal spectroscopic properties of crystals activated by luminescent species. A maximum transfer efficiency of 55% was found for the highest rare earth doping concentration.

  15. Developmentand Application of Accelerator Isotopes in China

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    YANG Yuan-you; LI Fei-ze; LIAO Jia-li; Liu, Ning

    2015-01-01

    Compared with the isotopes generated by nuclear reactor, the isotopes prepared by accelerator always show high specific activity and short half-life period. And most of such isotopes always were neutron-deficient nuclides, giving β+ or single energy γ ray. As one of the most important methods preparing radionuclides, the preparation of isotopes by accelerator has attracted more and more attention from the beginning of 21th century. The development of the preparation and application of the acc...

  16. Stable isotopes and biomarkers in microbial ecology

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    Boschker, H.T.S.; Middelburg, J.J.

    2002-01-01

    The use of biomarkers in combination with stable isotope analysis is a new approach in microbial ecology and a number of papers on a variety of subjects have appeared. We will first discuss the techniques for analysing stable isotopes in biomarkers, primarily gas chromatography-combustion-isotope

  17. Use of Isotopes for Studying Reaction Mechanisms

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    In the first part of this series, we discussed how isotopes can be used as markers to determine the nature of intermediates in chemical reactions. The second part covered the effect of isotopes on equilibria and reactions, in processes where the bond to the isotopic a tom is broken. We showed with specific examples how.

  18. Magnesium and calcium isotopic characteristics of Tengchong volcanics: Recycling of marine carbonates into the SE Tibetan mantle

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    Liu, F.; Zhang, Z.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, H.; Kang, J.; Zhang, C.; Sun, W.; Wang, G. Q.

    2015-12-01

    Post-collisional high-K calc-alkaline volcanic rocks are widely distributed in Tengchong in the southeastern margin of Tibetan Plateau. Previous considerable petrological and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic researches undoubtedly indicate that the mantle beneath Tengchong is heterogeneous and enriched. However, the genesis of such a kind of mantle is still poor understood and needs more constrains. One of the key points lead to the answer to this question is that, is there any recycled carbonate involved? Therefore, Magnesium and calcium isotopic compositions of mantle-derived volcanics should be investigated because they are good candidates to be potentially used to trace recycling of ancient marine carbonates into the mantle. In this study, we report high-precision Mg and Ca isotopic compositions for calc-alkaline volcanic rocks in Tengchong. These volcanic rocks show significantly lighter δ26Mg values (-0.44 to -0.36‰) than the mantle value (-0.25±0.07‰). Similarly, they display lighter δ44Ca values (0.65-0.80‰) than the mantle value (1.05±0.04‰). Because neither δ26Mg nor δ44Ca are correlated with SiO2 (50.8-61.6 wt.%) contents, and there is no relationships between δ26Mg or δ44Ca and typical trace element abundance ratios (e.g. Sm/Yb, Ba/Y), we conclude that magma differentiation or partial melting would lead to limited Mg and Ca isotopes fractionation. Thus, low δ26Mg and δ44Ca signatures of Tengchong volcanic rocks probably reflect that the δ26Mg and δ44Ca characteristics of the underneath mantle source, and are resulted from adding ancient marine carbonates into the primitive mantle which has low Mg and Ca isotopic compositions. Our model simulation using a two end-member mixing between Mg-Ca isotopic compositions of primitive mantle and ancient marine carbonate indicates that carbonates involved in the mantle source is mainly dolostone with minor limestone. Combined with the geotectonic evolution history in Tengchong, we propose that the enriched

  19. Fragmentation of exotic oxygen isotopes

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    Leistenschneider, A.; Elze, Th.W.; Gruenschloss, A.; Palit, R. [Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Univ., Frankfurt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Aumann, T.; Cortina, D.; Datta Pramanik, U.; Emling, H.; Geissel, H.; Helariutta, K.; Hellstroem, M.; Ilievski, S.; Jones, K.; Muenzenberg, G.; Scheidenberger, C.; Schmidt, K.-H.; Suemmerer, K. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt (Germany); Boretzky, K.; Kratz, J.V.; Le Hong, Khiem [Johannes Gutenberg-Univ., Mainz (Germany). Inst. fue Kernchemie; Canto, L.F. [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Carlson, B.V. [Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial (CTA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA). Dept. de Fisica; Hussein, M.S. [Sao Paulo Univ. (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Kulessa, R.; Lubkiewicz, E.; Wajda, E.; Walus, W. [Uniwersytet Jagellonski, Krakow (Poland). Instytut Fizyki; Reiter, P. [Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Garching (Germany). Sektion Physik; Simon, H. [Technische Univ., Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik

    2003-06-01

    Abrasion-ablation models and the empirical EPAX parametrization of projectile fragmentation are described. Their cross section predictions are compared to recent data of the fragmentation of secondary beams of neutron-rich, unstable {sup 19,20,21} O isotopes at beam energies near 600 MeV/nucleon as well as data for stable {sup 17,18} O beams. (author)

  20. Isotope Harvesting Opportunities at FRIB

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    Morrissey, David

    2017-01-01

    The fragmentation of fast heavy ion beams now at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and in the future at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) under construction produce an unprecedentedly broad spectrum of radionuclides but only a small fraction are used in the on-line rare-isotope program. Projectile fragmentation facilities provide an electromagnetically purified beam of a single projectile fragment for nuclear physics experiments ranging from low energy astrophysics, through nuclear structure studies, to probing fundamental symmetries. By augmenting the NSCL and FRIB production facilities with complimentary collection and purification of discarded ions, called isotope harvesting with chemical purification, many other nuclides will become available for off-line experiments in parallel with the primary experiment. A growing user community has established a list of key target isotopes and is working with the FRIB design team to allow inclusion of necessary equipment in the future. An overview of the possibilities and the techniques will be presented in this talk. Supported by Office of Science, US DOE and Michigan State University.

  1. Charge radii of radium isotopes

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    Wansbeek, L. W.; Schlesser, S.; Sahoo, B. K.; Dieperink, A. E. L.; Onderwater, C. J. G.; Timmermans, R. G. E.

    2012-01-01

    We present a combined analysis of the available isotope-shift data from the optical spectra of Ra atoms and Ra+ ions. Atomic structure calculations of the field-shift and specific mass-shift constants of the low-lying levels in Ra+ are used. The nuclear radial differences delta for the radium

  2. Modeling equilibrium Fe isotope fractionation

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    Anbar, A.; Jarzecki, A.; Spiro, T.

    2003-04-01

    Research into the stable isotope biogeochemistry of Fe and other transition metals has been driven primarily by analytical innovations which have revealed significant isotope effects in nature and the laboratory. Further development of these new isotope systems requires complementary theoretical research to guide analytical efforts. The results of the first such studies show some discrepancies with experiments. For example, Johnson et al. (2002) report an experimentally-determined 56Fe/54Fe equilibrium fractionation factor between Fe(II) and Fe(III) aquo complexes of ˜1.0025. This effect is ˜50% smaller than predicted theoretically by Schauble et al. (2001). It is important to resolve such discrepancies. Equilibrium isotope fractionation factors can be predicted from vibrational spectroscopic data of isotopically-substituted complexes, or from theoretical predictions of some or all of these frequencies obtained using force field models. The pioneering work of Schauble et al. (2001) utilized a modified Urey-Bradley force field (MUBFF) model. This approach is limiting in at least three ways: First, it is not ab initio, requiring as input some measured vibrational frequencies. Such data are not always available, or may have significant uncertainties. Second, the MUBFF does not include potentially important effects of solvent interaction. Third, because it makes certain assumptions about molecular symmetry, the MUBFF-based approach is not able to model the spectra of mixed-ligand complexes. To address these limitations, we are evaluating the use of density functional theory (DFT) as an ab initio method to predict vibrational frequencies of isotopically-substituted complexes and, hence, equilibrium fractionation factors. In a preliminary examination of the frequency shift upon isotope substitution of the bending and asymmetric stretching modes of the tetrahedral FeCl_42- complex, we find substantial differences between MUBFF and DFT predictions. Results for other Fe

  3. Optical properties of NaLuF4: Yb3+: Tm3+/Ho3+ rare earth nanocrystals in microstructure hollow fiber

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    Zhang, Yundong; Li, Hui; Li, Hanyang; Wu, Yongfeng; Yu, Changqiu; Zhang, Tuo; Yuan, Ping

    2016-11-01

    In the present paper, we first demonstrate NaLuF4: Yb3+: Tm3+/Ho3+ rare earth nanocrystals in microstructure hollow fiber. An analysis of the intense blue upconversion emission at 450 and 475 nm in Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped NaLuF4 under excitation power 0.65W available from solid laser emitting at 980nm, has been undertaken. Fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) variation of temperature-sensitive blue upconversion emission at 450and 475 nm in this material was recorded in the temperature range from 300 to 345 K. The maximum sensitivity derived from the FIR technique of the blue upconversion emission is approximately 0.005 K-1. The results imply that Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped NaLuF4 is a potential candidate for the optical temperature sensor.

  4. Yb3+-doped KLu(WO4)2, Nb:RbTiOPO4 and KGd(PO3)4 crystals. Growth, characterization and laser operation

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    Pujol, M. C.; Mateos, X.; Carvajal, J. J.; Solé, R.; Massons, J.; Aguiló, M.; Díaz, F.

    2017-01-01

    Macrodefect-free samples of Yb3+:KLu(WO4)2, Yb3+:Nb:RbTiOPO4 and Yb3+:KGd(PO3)4 laser crystals were grown using the Top Seeded Solution Growth - Slow Cooling technique. Structural and morphological studies related with the three materials were carried out and discussed. The dispersion of the refractive indices was measured and Sellmeier equations were constructed which are valid in the UV-Vis-IR range. The Stark splitting of the two electronic states of trivalent ytterbium was determined and the CW laser generation was demonstrated in these hosts. This paper shows a review of the main results achieved in FiCMA-FiCNA-URV laboratories in relation with these laser materials in the last years.

  5. Influence of gold nanoparticles on the 805 nm gain in Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped PbO-GeO2 pedestal waveguides

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    de Assumpção, T. A. A.; Camilo, M. E.; Alayo, M. I.; da Silva, D. M.; Kassab, L. R. P.

    2017-10-01

    The production and characterization of pedestal waveguides based on PbO-GeO2 amorphous thin films codoped with Tm3+/Yb3+, with and without gold nanoparticles (NPs), are reported. Pedestal structure was obtained by conventional photolithography and plasma etching. Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped PGO amorphous thin film was obtained by RF Magnetron Sputtering deposition and used as core layer in the pedestal optical waveguide. The minimum propagation losses in the waveguide were 3.6 dB/cm at 1068 nm. The internal gain at 805 nm was enhanced and increased to 8.67 dB due to the presence of gold NPs. These results demonstrate for the first time that Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped PbO-GeO2 waveguides are promising for first telecom window and integrated photonics, especially for applications on fiber network at short distances.

  6. Crystal structure and high temperature transport properties of Yb-filled p-type skutterudites YbxCo2.5Fe1.5Sb12

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    Dong, Yongkwan

    2014-01-01

    Partially Yb-filled Fe substituted polycrystalline p-type skutterudites with nominal compositions YbxCo2.5Fe1.5Sb 12, with varying filler concentrations x, were synthesized by reacting the constituent elements and subsequent solid state annealing, followed by densification by hot-pressing. The compositions and filling fractions were confirmed with a combination of Rietveld refinement and elemental analysis. Their thermoelectric properties were evaluated from 300 to 800 K. The Seebeck coefficients for the specimens increase with increasing temperature and plateau at around 750 K. The thermal conductivity decreases with increasing Yb filling fraction, and bipolar conduction becomes evident and increases at elevated temperatures. A maximum ZT value of 0.8 was obtained at 750 K for Yb 0.47Co2.6Fe1.4Sb12. The thermoelectric properties and potential for further optimization are discussed in light of our results. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

  7. 8.5-W mode-locked Yb:Lu$_{1.5}$Y$_{1.5}$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ laser with master oscillator power amplifiers

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    Wang, Fuyong; Xie, Guoqiang; Yuan, Peng; Qian, Liejia; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun

    2014-01-01

    We report on a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Yb:Lu$_{1.5}$Y$_{1.5}$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ (Yb:LuYAG) laser for the first time to our knowledge. With the mixed crystal of Yb:LuYAG as gain medium, the mode-locked laser generated 2.2 W of average output power with a repetition rate of 83.9 MHz and pulse duration of 2.2 ps at the wavelength of 1030 nm. In order to obtain higher output power, the output from the mode-locked oscillator was further amplified to 8.5 W by two-stage single-pass amplifiers. The high-power picosecond laser is very useful for applications such as pumping of mid-infrared optical parametric oscillators, material micro-processing, and UV light generation, etc.

  8. Vibrational, mechanical and thermodynamical properties of RE2Ti2O7 (RE = Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb) pyrochlores

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    Kushwaha, A. K.

    2017-08-01

    Vibrational, mechanical, thermodynamical properties and thermal conductivities of RE2Ti2O7 (RE = Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb) pyrochlores have been calculated using a proposed eight-parameter bond-bending force constant model. The main outcome of present calculation is that the first neighbor interaction (Ti-O) is stronger than the second neighbor interactions (RE-O). This means that the bonding between Ti and O is more ionic than the one between RE and O. It is also found that the bond strength of RE-O and the bulk modulus decrease in the sequence Sm > Gd > Dy > Ho > Er > Yb. The bulk moduli and Young’s moduli of RE2Ti2O7 also decrease when RE changes from Sm to Yb.

  9. New optical tools used for characterization of phase transitions in nonlinear nano-crystals. Example of Yb{sup 3+}-doped BaTiO{sub 3}

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    Amami, Jaouher [Physical Chemistry of Luminescent Materials, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, UMR 5620 CNRS, Batiment Kastler, La Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne (France); Hreniak, Dariusz [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland); Guyot, Yannick [Physical Chemistry of Luminescent Materials, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, UMR 5620 CNRS, Batiment Kastler, La Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne (France); Pazik, Robert [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland); Strek, Wieslaw [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland); Goutaudier, Christelle [Physical Chemistry of Luminescent Materials, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, UMR 5620 CNRS, Batiment Kastler, La Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne (France); Boulon, Georges [Physical Chemistry of Luminescent Materials, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, UMR 5620 CNRS, Batiment Kastler, La Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)

    2007-03-07

    The main objective of this paper is to focus on the use of new techniques to specifically characterize BaTiO{sub 3} nonlinear nano-crystals as a test case. We use the second harmonic generation (SHG) of an IR YAG:Nd pump laser and detection of the Yb{sup 3+} ion pairs to investigate effect of doping and synthesis route (sol-gel between 700 and 1200 deg. C) on both crystallite sizes (25-60 nm) and different phase symmetries (tetragonal, cubic, hexagonal) in Yb{sup 3+}-doped BaTiO{sub 3}. In nano-crystals, a higher intensity of SHG was observed in the acentric tetragonal phase, whereas the isotropic cubic phase was detected by the absence of a SHG signal. Cooperative emission, indicating the presence of Yb{sup 3+} ion pairs, was easily detected in the cubic phase and not seen in the ferroelectric tetragonal structure.

  10. Highly efficient Yb3+/Tm3+ co-doped NaYF4 nanotubes: Synthesis and intense ultraviolet to infrared up-conversion luminescence

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    Zhang, Y. Y.; Wang, Y.; Deng, J. Q.; Wang, J.; Ni, S. C.

    2014-02-01

    Nanocrystals of up-conversion (UC) phosphor Yb3+/Tm3+ co-doped NaYF4 are prepared by a facile hydrothermal method using oleic acid as a stabilizing agent. The as-prepared nanocrystals are of hexagonal phase, and have tube-like morphology and strong ultraviolet (UV) and blue UC fluorescence intensity, which have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and luminescence spectroscopy. The effect of Yb3+ concentration on the UC emission properties is also analyzed. Our results reveal that the intensity of emission peaks can be controlled by varying the Yb3+ concentration and these NaYF4 nanotubes are highly efficient host material. The as-prepared NaYF4 nanotubes show potential applications in UV compact solid state lasers and multi-channel fluorescent label.

  11. Energy transfer and downconversion near-infrared material of Tb{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} doped Ca{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}F

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    Hou, Dejian; Li, Jin-Yan [School of Metallurgy and Chemistry Engineering, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, Jiangxi (China); Lin, Huihong, E-mail: linhh@hstc.edu.cn [School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou 521041, Guangdong (China); Zhang, Jingxiang [School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou 521041, Guangdong (China)

    2016-11-01

    Yb{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+} singly doped and Tb{sup 3+}–Yb{sup 3+} co-doped Ca{sub 5}(BO{sub 3}){sub 3}F phosphors were prepared by a solid state reaction method. The luminescence emission and excitation spectra as well as the luminescence decay curves were investigated. The emission bands of Yb{sup 3+} ion are located around 1000 nm, matching well with the optimal response of Si-based solar cells. Tb{sup 3+} can be a sensitizer for Yb{sup 3+} in the host. The energy transfer from Tb{sup 3+} to Yb{sup 3+} was investigated, the energy transfer mechanism was proposed as cooperative energy transfer. Tb{sup 3+} concentration dependent quantum efficiency was calculated and the maximum efficiency approached 115.5%.

  12. The isotopic contamination in electromagnetic isotope separators; La contagion isotopique dans les separateurs electromagnetiques d'isotopes

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    Cassignol, Ch. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1959-07-01

    In the early years of isotope separation, and in particular electromagnetic isotope separation, needs for rapid results have conducted to empiric research. This paper describes fundamental research on the electromagnetic isotope separation to a better understanding of isotope separators as well as improving the performances. Focus has been made on the study of the principle of isotope contamination and the remedial action on the separator to improve the isotope separation ratio. In a first part, the author come back to the functioning of an electromagnetic separator and generalities on isotope contamination. Secondly, it describes the two stages separation method with two dispersive apparatus, an electromagnetic separation stage followed by an electrostatic separation stage, both separated by a diaphragm. The specifications of the electrostatic stage are given and its different settings and their consequences on isotope separation are investigated. In a third part, mechanisms and contamination factors in the isotope separation are discussed: natural isotope contamination, contamination by rebounding on the collector, contamination because of a low resolution, contamination by chromatism and diffusion effect, breakdown of condenser voltage. Analysis of experimental results shows the diffusion as the most important contamination factor in electromagnetic isotope separation. As contamination factors are dependent on geometric parameters, sector angle, radius of curvature in the magnetic field and clearance height are discussed in a fourth part. The better understanding of the mechanism of the different contamination factors and the study of influential parameters as pressure and geometric parameters lead to define a global scheme of isotope contamination and determinate optima separator design and experimental parameters. Finally, the global scheme of isotope contamination and hypothesis on optima specifications and experimental parameters has been checked during a

  13. Isotopic Compositions of the Elements 1989

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    De Laeter, J. R.; Heumann, K. G.; Rosman, K. J. R.

    1991-11-01

    The Subcommittee for Isotopic Abundance Measurements (SIAM) of the IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances has carried out its biennial review of isotopic compositions, as determined by mass spectrometry and other relevant methods. The Subcommittee's critical evaluation of the published literature element by element forms the basis of the Table of Isotopic Compositions of the Elements as Determined by Mass Spectrometry 1989, which is presented in this Report. Atomic Weights calculated from the tabulated isotopic abundances are consistent with Ar(E) values listed in the Table of Standard Atomic Weights 1989.

  14. Stable isotope compounds - production, detection, and application.

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    Zachleder, Vilém; Vítová, Milada; Hlavová, Monika; Moudříková, Šárka; Mojzeš, Peter; Heumann, Hermann; Becher, Johannes R; Bišová, Kateřina

    2018-01-19

    Stable isotopes are used in wide fields of application from natural tracers in biology, geology and archeology through studies of metabolic fluxes to their application as tracers in quantitative proteomics and structural biology. We review the use of stable isotopes of biogenic elements (H, C, N, O, S, Mg, Se) with the emphasis on hydrogen and its heavy isotope deuterium. We will discuss the limitations of enriching various compounds in stable isotopes when produced in living organisms. Finally, we overview methods for measuring stable isotopes, focusing on methods for detection in single cells in situ and their exploitation in modern biotechnologies. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  15. Modelling stable water isotopes: Status and perspectives

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    Werner M.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Modelling of stable water isotopes H2 18O and HDO within various parts of the Earth’s hydrological cycle has clearly improved our understanding of the interplay between climatic variations and related isotope fractionation processes. In this article key principles and major research results of stable water isotope modelling studies are described. Emphasis is put on research work using explicit isotope diagnostics within general circulation models as this highly complex model setup bears many resemblances with studies using simpler isotope modelling approaches.

  16. Analysis of thermal and structural properties of germanate glasses co-doped with Yb(3+)/Tb(3+) ions.

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    Zmojda, J; Kochanowicz, M; Miluski, P; Dorosz, D; Jelen, P; Sitarz, M

    2014-10-15

    In the work the new glass compositions in the GeO2-GaO-BaO system have been prepared and thermal, structural properties of in germanate glasses co-doped with Yb(3+)/Tb(3+)ions were studied. Glasses were obtained by conventional high-temperature melt-quenching technique. The study of the crystallization kinetics processes of glasses co-doped with 0.7Yb2O3:0.7Tb2O3 was performed with DSC measurements. The activation energies have been calculated using Freedman analysis and verified with the Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method. In this order, the DSC curves have been registered with different heating rates, between 5 and 15 degrees/min. The structure of fabricated glasses has been studied by infrared and Raman spectroscopes. The effect of heat treatment on the structural properties was determined. In all glass samples the dominated infrared absorbance band at 800cm(-1) corresponds to asymmetric stretching motions of GeO4 tetrahedra containing bridging (Ge-O(Ge)) and non-bridging (Ge-O(-)) oxygens. Additionally, the influence of heat treatment on the luminescent properties was evaluated. Strong luminescence at 489, 543, 586 and 621nm corresponding to (5)D4→(7)FJ (J=6, 5, 4, 3) transitions was measured. The highest upconversion emission intensity was obtained in the germanate glass co-doped with 0.7Yb2O3/0.7Tb2O3. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Ferroelectric property of (Ba,Bi)(Ti,M)O{sub 3} (M; Cu, Mn, Al, Fe, In, Y, Yb) ceramics

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    Shiroki, K; Ogiso, H; Yonesaki, Y; Takei, T; Kinomura, N; Wada, S [Department of Research Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, Miyamae-cho 7-32, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8511 (Japan); Kumada, N, E-mail: kumada@yamanashi.ac.jp

    2011-10-29

    Two types of solid solutions, (Ba{sub 1-2x}Bi{sub 2x})(Cu{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} (x {<=} 0.04) and (Ba{sub 1-x}Bi{sub x})(M{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} (M; Al, Mn, Fe, In, Y, Yb; x {<=} 0.03) were prepared by conventional high temperature reaction. For the solid solution of (Ba{sub 1-2x}Bi{sub 2x})(Cu{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} single phases with the tetragonal cell was obtained in the region of x {<=} 0.04 and for the solid solutions of (Ba{sub 1-x}Bi{sub x})(M{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} (M; Al, Mn, Fe, In, Y, Yb) single phases with the tetragonal cell was observed in the region of x {<=} 0.03 except the sample of M = Al in which a small amount of the second phase was contained. In these solid solutions the T{sub c} increased with the value of x except for M = Al, and was 144.7deg. C for x = 0.020 of M = Cu, and the highest T{sub c} was observed for x = 0.020 of every M atom and the order of the highest T{sub c} was Cu (144.7 deg. C), Y (141.4 deg. C), Yb (140.8 deg. C), In (138.5 deg. C), Mn (135.5 deg. C) and Fe (131.3 deg. C). The highest apparent piezoelectric constant, (d{sub 33} = 258 pm/V) in these solid solutions was observed for x = 0.010 of Al.

  18. Investigation on thermal behavior of resonant waveguide-grating mirrors in an Yb:YAG thin-disk laser

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    Rumpel, Martin; Dannecker, Benjamin; Voss, Andreas; Möller, Michael; Moormann, Christian; Graf, Thomas; Abdou Ahmed, Marwan

    2014-05-01

    We present the experimental investigations of different designs of resonant waveguide-grating mirrors (RWG) which are used as intracavity folding mirror in an Yb:YAG thin-disk laser. The studied mirrors combine structured fused silica substrates, a thin-layer waveguide (Ta2O5), a buffer layer (SiO2) and partial reflectors. The grating period was chosen to be 510 nm to allow resonances at an angle of incidence of ~10° for TE polarization. The waveguide layer has a thickness of 236 nm. It is followed by the buffer layer with a thickness of 580 nm and the subsequent alternating Ta2O5/SiO2 layers. The exact coating sequence depends on the two design approaches which were investigated in this work: either introducing different partial reflectors, i.e. stacks of quarter-wave layers on top of the waveguide while keeping the groove depth of the grating constant, or increasing the grating depth, while keeping an identical partial reflector. The investigation was focused on the rise of the surface temperature due to the coupling of the incident radiation to a waveguide mode, as well as on the laser efficiency, polarization and wavelength selectivity. It is found that, when compared to the simplest RWG design which consists of only a single Ta2O5 waveguide layer, damage threshold as well as laser efficiency can be significantly increased, while the laser performances in terms of polarization- and wavelength selectivity are maintained. So far, the presented RWG allow the generation of linear polarization with a narrow spectral linewidth down to 25 pm FWHM in a fundamental mode Yb:YAG thin-disk laser. Damage thresholds of 60kW/cm2 have been reached where only 63K of surface temperature increase was observed. This shows that the improved mirrors are suitable for the generation of kW-class narrow linewidth, linearly polarized Yb:YAG thin-disk lasers.

  19. Multifunctional Er3+-Yb3+ codoped Gd2O3 nanocrystalline phosphor synthesized through optimized combustion route

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    Singh, S. K.; Kumar, K.; Rai, S. B.

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports the synthesis of high upconversion luminescent Gd2O3: Er3+, Yb3+ nanophosphor through optimized combustion route using urea as a reducing agent. The paper also reports the first observation of upconversion emission bands extending upto the UV region (335, 366 and 380 nm) in Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped phosphor materials. The fuel to oxidizer ratio has been varied to obtain the maximum upconversion luminescence. Three high intensity bands are found at 408, 523-548 and 667 nm due to the 4G11/2 → 4I15/2, 2H11/2, 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 and 4F9/2 → 4I15/2 transitions, respectively, along with the other bands. Input excitation power dependence has been studied for different transitions, and the saturation effect and decrease in the slope of different transitions at higher input pump power has been explained. Heat treatments of the samples show change in crystallite phase/size and relative upconversion luminescence intensities of blue, green and red bands. The color of the phosphor emission has shown to be tunable with change in the crystal structure as well as on excitation laser power and Er3+-Yb3+ concentration. The property of color tunability of the phosphor material has been used to record the fingerprint in different colors. Also, the future prospect of the nanocrystalline phosphor material as a sensor for temperature, using FIR method, has been explored.

  20. A compact high power Er:Yb:glass eyesafe laser for infrared remote sensing applications

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    Vitiello, Marco; Pizzarulli, Andrea; Ruffini, Andrea

    2010-10-01

    The key features and performances of a compact, lightweight, high power Er3+:Yb3+ glass laser transmitter are reported on. The theory employed to get an optimal design of the device is also described. In free running regime high energies of about 15mJ in 3ms long pulses were obtained, with an optical efficiency close to 85%. When q-switched by a Co: MALO crystal of carefully selected initial transmittivity, a high peak power in excess of 500 kW was obtained in about 9ns pulse duration, with an optical efficiency of 60%. The laser was successfully run with no significant power losses at repetition rates up to 5Hz due to a carefully designed heat sink which allowed an efficient conduction cooling of both the diode bars and the phosphate glass. The transmitter emits at a wavelength of 1535nm in the so-called "eyesafe" region of the light spectrum thus being highly attractive for any application involving the risk of human injury as is typically the case in remote sensing activities. Moreover, the spectral band around 1,5mm corresponds to a peak in the athmospheric transmittance thus being more effective in adverse weather conditions with respect to other wavelengths. Actually, the device has been successfully integrated into a rangefinder system allowing a reliable and precise detection of small targets at distances up to 20Km. Moreover, the transmitter capabilities were used into a state of the art infrared laser illuminator for night vision allowing even the recognition of a human being at distances in excess of 5Km.