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  1. Superconductivity in Hg-Substituted BaPb0.75Bi0.25O3

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    Yong-Liang Chen; Ya-Jing Cui; Yong Zhang; Cui-Hua Cheng; Yong Zhao

    2008-01-01

    A series of Hg-doped BaPb0.75Bi0.25O3 with a nominal composition of BaPb0.75-xHgxBi0.25O3 (x=0 to 0.40 with 0.05 intervals) have been synthesized by solid-state reaction. These compounds exhibit a cubic perovskite-related structure with the lattice parameter being expanded by Hg doping. Superconducting transition temperature Tc and superconducting volume fraction are suppressed by Hg doping in the low doping level region (0≤ x ≤0.25). However, further increasing Hg content makes the superconductivity recovered at x>0.3. The superconductivity suppression in Hg-doped BaPb0.75Bi0.25O3 can be explained by the decrease of electron carrier concentration as well as the band- narrowing-induced electron localization.

  2. Energy release, beam attenuation radiation damage, gas production and accumulation of long-lived activity in Pb, Pb-Bi and Hg targets

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    Shubin, Yu.N. [IPPE, Obninsk (Russian Federation)

    1996-06-01

    The calculation and analysis of the nuclei concentrations and long-lived residual radioactivity accumulated in Pb, Pb-Bi and Hg targets irradiated by 800 MeV, 30 mA proton beam have been performed. The dominating components to the total radioactivity of radionuclides resulting from fission and spallation reactions and radiative capture by both target nuclei and accumulated radioactive nuclei for various irradiation and cooling times were analyzed. The estimations of spectral component contributions of neutron and proton fluxes to the accumulated activity were carried out. The contributions of fission products to the targets activity and partial activities of main long-lived fission products to the targets activity and partial activities of main long-lived fission products were evaluated. The accumulation of Po isotopes due to reactions induced by secondary alpha-particles were found to be important for the Pb target as compared with two-step radiative capture. The production of Tritium in the targets and its contribution to the total targets activity was considered in detail. It is found that total activities of both targets are close to one another.

  3. β -decay half-lives and β -delayed neutron emission probabilities for several isotopes of Au, Hg, Tl, Pb, and Bi, beyond N =126

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    Caballero-Folch, R.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Agramunt, J.; Algora, A.; Ameil, F.; Ayyad, Y.; Benlliure, J.; Bowry, M.; Calviño, F.; Cano-Ott, D.; Cortès, G.; Davinson, T.; Dillmann, I.; Estrade, A.; Evdokimov, A.; Faestermann, T.; Farinon, F.; Galaviz, D.; García, A. R.; Geissel, H.; Gelletly, W.; Gernhäuser, R.; Gómez-Hornillos, M. B.; Guerrero, C.; Heil, M.; Hinke, C.; Knöbel, R.; Kojouharov, I.; Kurcewicz, J.; Kurz, N.; Litvinov, Yu. A.; Maier, L.; Marganiec, J.; Marta, M.; Martínez, T.; Montes, F.; Mukha, I.; Napoli, D. R.; Nociforo, C.; Paradela, C.; Pietri, S.; Podolyák, Zs.; Prochazka, A.; Rice, S.; Riego, A.; Rubio, B.; Schaffner, H.; Scheidenberger, Ch.; Smith, K.; Sokol, E.; Steiger, K.; Sun, B.; Taín, J. L.; Takechi, M.; Testov, D.; Weick, H.; Wilson, E.; Winfield, J. S.; Wood, R.; Woods, P. J.; Yeremin, A.

    2017-06-01

    Background: There have been measurements on roughly 230 nuclei that are β -delayed neutron emitters. They range from 8He up to 150La. Apart from 210Tl, with a branching ratio of only 0.007%, no other neutron emitter has been measured beyond A =150 . Therefore, new data are needed, particularly in the region of heavy nuclei around N =126 , in order to guide theoretical models and help understand the formation of the third r -process peak at A ˜195 . Purpose: To measure both β -decay half-lives and neutron branching ratios of several neutron-rich Au, Hg, Tl, Pb, and Bi isotopes beyond N =126 . Method: Ions of interest were produced by fragmentation of a 238U beam, selected and identified via the GSI-FRS fragment separator. A stack of segmented silicon detectors (SIMBA) was used to measure ion implants and β decays. An array of 30 3He tubes embedded in a polyethylene matrix (BELEN) was used to detect neutrons with high efficiency and selectivity. A self-triggered digital system is employed to acquire data and to enable time correlations. The latter were analyzed with an analytical model and results for the half-lives and neutron-branching ratios were derived by using the binned maximum-likelihood method. Results: Twenty new β -decay half-lives are reported for Au-206204, Hg-211208,Tl-216211,Pb-218215 , and Bi-220218, nine of them for the first time. Neutron emission probabilities are reported for Hg,211210 and Tl-216211. Conclusions: The new β -decay half-lives are in good agreement with previous measurements on nuclei in this region. The measured neutron emission probabilities are comparable to or smaller than values predicted by global models such as relativistic Hartree Bogoliubov plus the relativistic quasi-particle random phase approximation (RHB + RQRPA).

  4. Quijarroite, Cu6HgPb2Bi4Se12, a New Selenide from the El Dragόn Mine, Bolivia

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    Hans-Jürgen Förster

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Quijarroite, ideally Cu6HgPb2Bi4Se12, is a new selenide species from the El Dragόn mine, Department of Potosí, Bolivia. It most frequently occurs as lath-shaped thin plates (up to 150 µm in length and 20 µm in width intimately (subparallel intergrown with hansblockite, forming an angular network-like intersertal texture. Quijarroite is occasionally also present as sub- to anhedral grains up to 200 µm in length and 50 µm in width. It is non-fluorescent, black and opaque with a metallic luster and black streak. It is brittle, with an irregular fracture and no obvious cleavage and parting. In plane-polarized incident light, quijarroite is weakly pleochroic from cream to very slightly more brownish-cream, displaying no internal reflections. Between crossed polars, quijarroite is moderately anisotropic with pale orange-brown to blue rotation tints. Lamellar twinning on {110} is common; parquet twinning occurs rarely. The reflectance values in the air for the COM (Commission on Ore Mineralogy standard wavelengths (R1 and R2 are: 46.7, 46.8 (470 nm, 47.4, 48.2 (546 nm, 47.1, 48.5 (589 nm, and 46.6, 48.7 (650 nm. Electron-microprobe analyses yielded a mean composition of Cu 13.34, Ag 1.02, Hg 7.67, Pb 16.87, Co 0.03, Ni 0.15, Bi 27.65, Se 33.52, total 100.24 wt %. The mean empirical formula, normalized to 25 apfu (atoms per formula unit, is (Cu5.84Ag0.26Σ = 6.10(Hg1.06Ni0.07Co0.01Σ = 1.14Pb2.27Bi3.68Se11.81 (n = 24. The simplified formula is Cu6HgPb2Bi4Se12. Quijarroite is orthorhombic, space group Pmn21, with a = 9.2413(8, b = 9.0206(7, c = 9.6219(8 Å, V = 802.1(1 Å3, Z = 1. The calculated density is 5.771 g·cm−3. The five strongest X-ray powder-diffraction lines (d in Å (I/I0 (hkl are: 5.36 (55 (111, 3.785 (60 (211, 3.291 (90 (022, 3.125 (100 (212, and 2.312 (50 (400. The crystal structure of quijarroite can be considered a galena derivative and could be derived from that of bournonite. It is a primary mineral, deposited from an

  5. Determination of As,Hg,Cd,Pb and Bi in gold concentrates by AFS%原子荧光光谱法测定金精矿中的砷汞镉铅铋

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    王菊; 陈永红; 苏广东; 孟宪伟; 王立臣

    2015-01-01

    研究建立了采用原子荧光光谱仪测定金精矿中砷、汞、镉、铅、铋的方法。通过对比实验选择了水浴溶样法作为砷、汞、铋的预处理方法,选择了盐酸、硝酸、高氯酸和氢氟酸混酸溶样法作为砷、铋、镉、铅的预处理方法。经过条件实验分别确定了两种预处理方法的最小称样量、试剂用量、水浴溶样法溶样时间、混酸溶样法定容介质酸度等最佳实验条件。该方法加入标准物质回收率为92.54%~125.10%,精密度(RSD,n=11)均小于10%,准确度小于8%。%The paper established a determination method of As,Hg,Cd,Pb and Bi in gold concentrates by AFS. Contrast test chose water bath dissolution as the pretreatment method of As,Hg and Bi,and the mixed acids dissolution with hydrochloric acid,nitric acid,perchloric acid and hydrofluoric acid for the pretreatment of As,Cd,Pb and Bi. Conditional experiments settled such optimal conditions as the minimum test portion weight,agent dosage,time for wa-ter bath dissolution and constant volume medium acidity respectively for the two pretreatment methods.The recovery rate with addition of standard substance is 92.54 % to 125.10 %,the precision rate(RSD,n=11) is less than 10%,and accuracy is less than 8 %.

  6. Tracing anthropogenic Hg and Pb input using stable Hg and Pb isotope ratios in sediments of the central Portuguese Margin

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    Mil-Holmens, M.; Blum, J.; Canário, J.; Caetano, M.; Costa, A.M.; Lebreiro, S.M.; Trancoso, M.; Richter, T.O.; de Stigter, H.; Johnson, M.; Branco, V.; Cesário, R.; Mouro, F.; Mateus, M.; Boer, W.; Melo, Z.

    2013-01-01

    Three short marine sediment cores from the Cascais Submarine Canyon (CSC; cores 252-32 and 252-35) and the Estremadura Spur (core 252-16) on the central Portuguese Margin were analysed for Hg, Pb, Al, and Mn concentrations, and both Pb and Hg stable isotope compositions, in order to reconstruct tren

  7. Properties of Light Hg, Pb and Po Isotopes

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    Muntian, I

    2003-01-01

    Quality of mass description for three different theoretical mass models is studied. Masses and deformations for Po, Pb and Hg isotopes are compared with experimental data. Gap in the proton single particle energy spectrum is discussed.

  8. Superconductivity in Ba(Pb,Bi,Sb)O 3, Ba(Pb,Bi,Te)O 3 and (Ba,La) (Pb,Bi,Tl)O 3 systems

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    Nagarajan, R.; Vasanthacharya, N. Y.; Gopalakrishnan, J.; Rao, C. N. R.

    1991-02-01

    It is possible to substitute Bi in the superconducting BaPb 0.75Bi 0.25O 3 by Sb or Te without destroying the superconductivity. With Sb, a continuous series of solid solutions BaPb 0.75Bi 0.25-ySb yO 3 (0 ⩽ y ⩽ 0.25) exists, while with Te, perovskite BaPb 0.75Bi 0.25-yTe yO 3 exists only upto y = 0.15. With increasing substitution by Sb or Te, T c decreases continously in both the systems. Superconductivity with a maximum T c of 8K is found in Ba 0.9La 0.1Pb 0.9-yBi yTl 0.1O 3 for y = 0.25.

  9. Anodic Synthesis and Characterization of Na-Pb-O, Na-Pb-Bi-O Crystals

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    Li Mei QIU; Fen LIU; Liang Zhong ZHAO

    2005-01-01

    Crystals of Na-Pb-O and Na-Pb-Bi-O were electrosynthesized on the anode from molten salts. The resulting crystals have a hexagonal structure, in which the base ions (Pb and Bi) are in high oxidation states. By using KOH/NaOH (atomic ratio K:Na=1:1) mixture as a flux,incorporation of K ions into the lattice is inhibited while incorporation of Bi ions is enhanced. The magnetic measurement shows that the Na-Pb-Bi-O crystals are dominated by diamagnetism.

  10. Growth and characterization of HgI2, PbI2 and PbI2:HgI2 layered semiconductors

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    Manoel E.R.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a methodology for the preparation of a-HgI2 by Physical Vapor Transport and of PbI2 crystals using the Bridgman technique. The results of the growth of HgI2 diluted in PbI2 by the Bridgman technique are shown for the first time, its limit of solubility having been determined at 600 ppm of HgI2 in the PbI2 matrix. Optical absorption, photoluminescence and electrical conductivity measurements show that the crystals prepared are of good crystalline quality.

  11. Measurement of activation cross-sections for high-energy neutron-induced reactions of Bi and Pb

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    Zaman, Muhammad; Kim, Guinyun; Kim, Kwangsoo; Naik, Haladhara; Shahid, Muhammad; Lee, Manwoo

    2015-08-01

    The cross-sections for 209Bi(n, 4n)206Bi, 209Bi(n, 5n)205Bi, natPb(n, xn)204mPb, natPb(n, xn)203Pb, natPb(n, xn)202mPb,natPb(n, xn)201Pb, natPb(n, xn)200Pb, natPb(n, αxn)203Hg and natPb(n, p xn)202Tl reactions were determined at the Korean Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), Korea in the neutron energy range of 15.2 to 37.2 MeV. The above cross-sections were obtained by using the activation and off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique. The quasi-monoenergetic neutron used for the above reactions are based on the 9Be(p, n) reaction. Simulations of the spectral flux from the Be target were done using the MCNPX program. The cross-sections were estimated with the TALYS 1.6 code using the default parameter. The data from the present work and literature were compared with the data from the EAF-2010 and the TENDL-2013 libraries, and calculated values of TALYS 1.6 code. It shows that appropriate level density model, the γ-ray strength function, and the spin cut-off parameter are needed to obtain a good agreement between experimental data and theoretical values from TALYS 1.6 code.

  12. Characteristics on Bi-Pb Based Alloys Quenched from Melt

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    Rizk Mostafa Shalaby

    2009-01-01

    Three different bismuth-lead systems namely, Wood's alloy (Bi50Pb25Sn12.5Cd12.5), Newton's alloy (Bi50Pb31.2Sn18.8) and Rose's alloy (Bi50Pb28Sn22), with one used as fusible alloys were quenched from melt by melt spinning technique. Thermal analysis, structure and mechanical properties of all alloys have been studied and analyzed. From X-ray diffraction analysis, an intermetallic compound phase, designated Pb7Bi3 is detected. The formation of an intermetallic compound phase causes a pronounced increase in the electrical resistivity. The Wood's alloy containing-cadmium exhibits mechanical properties superior to both the Newton's and Rose's alloys. The presence of cadmium in Wood's alloy decreases its melting point. Wood's alloy has better properties, which make it useful in various applications such as in protection shields for radiotherapy, locking of mechanical devices and welding at low temperature.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of Pb-Bi bimetal nanoparticles by solution dispersion

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    Zhao Yanbao [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China); Liu Jin [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China); Cao Liuqin [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China); Wu Zhishen [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China); Zhang Zhijun [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China)]. E-mail: zhaoyb902@henu.edu.cn; Dang Hongxin [Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475002 (China)

    2006-09-10

    In this paper, we report a new solution synthetic route to prepare Pb-Bi bimetal nanoparticles from bulk ingot that is different from conventional solution methods. The Pb-Bi nanoparticles were prepared by dispersing directly melt Pb-Bi ingot in a suitable solvent and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and other techniques. Transmission electron microscopy shows that the Pb-Bi nanoparticles appear a spherical shape with an average diameter of 50 nm. X-ray diffraction studies show that the Pb-Bi nanoparticles contain crystalline Pb{sub 7}Bi{sub 3}, Bi and a little amount of PbO. Tribological results show that Pb-Bi nanoparticles as a lubricating additive show good antiwear properties. In addition, the formation mechanism of the Pb-Bi nanoparticles was also discussed.

  14. Pb/PbF/sub 2//BiF/sub 3//Bi thin solid film reversible galvanic cell

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    Danto, Y.; Poujade, G.; Pistre, J.D.; Lucat, C.; Salardenne, J.

    1978-12-15

    Thin film solid state galvanic cells were made using lead as the anode, PbF/sub 2/ as the electrolyte and BiF/sub 3//Bi as the cathode. The cells were obtained by charging a simple Bi/PbF/sub 2//Bi structure. Such elements develop open-circuit voltages of 353 mV, in good agreement with the theoretical value. The discharge characteristics show a plateau region of several hours. At room temperature current densities of 40 ..mu..A cm/sup -2/ were measured with voltages of about 200 mV. Short-circuit currents larger than 1 mA cm/sup -2/ were obtained. The cells are entirely reversible, and many complete charge-discharge cycles were performed. The evolution of the d.c. internal resistance as a function of discharge is discussed.

  15. Enrichment of Pb, Hg and Cr in cultured carp otolith

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    2012-01-26

    Jan 26, 2012 ... record the pollution condition at the sampling time. ... aquatic organisms are aquatic algae, zooplankton .... element cannot show that Hg concentration in otolith ..... from Atlantic croaker along an estuarine pollution gradient.

  16. Magnetic properties of fluorinated Pb-doped Hg-1223 high Tc superconductors

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    Hamdan, N.M.; Sastry, P.V.P.S.S.; Schwartz, J.

    2001-09-23

    Fluorination of Pb-doped HgBa{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (Hg-1223) system was investigated. Structural and magnetic measurements reveal that fluorine addition promotes the phase formation, optimize the charge carrier concentration, and enhance flux pinning. We report an increase in both the transition temperature and the critical current density through controlled fluorine incorporation. Even a possible change in the pinning mechanism in this technologically important system is suggested.

  17. Selective Hg(II) adsorption from aqueous solutions of Hg(II) and Pb(II) by hydrolyzed acrylamide-grafted PET films.

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    Rahman, Nazia; Sato, Nobuhiro; Sugiyama, Masaaki; Hidaka, Yoshiki; Okabe, Hirotaka; Hara, Kazuhiro

    2014-01-01

    Selective Hg(II) adsorption from aqueous solutions of Hg(II) and Pb(II) using hydrolyzed acrylamide (AAm)-grafted polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films was examined to explore the potential reuse of waste PET materials. Selective recovery of Hg(II) from a mixture of soft acids with similar structure, such as Hg(II) and Pb(II), is important to allow the reuse of recovered Hg(II). An adsorbent for selective Hg(II) adsorption was prepared by γ-ray-induced grafting of AAm onto PET films followed by partial hydrolysis through KOH treatment. The adsorption capacity of the AAm-grafted PET films for Hg(II) ions increased from 15 to 70 mg/g after partial hydrolysis because of the reduction of hydrogen bonding between -CONH2 groups and the corresponding improved access of metal ions to the amide groups. The prepared adsorbent was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The absorbent film showed high selectivity for the adsorption of Hg(II) over Pb(II) throughout the entire initial metal concentration range (100-500 mg/L) and pH range (2.2-5.6) studied. The high selectivity is attributed to the ability of Hg(II) ions to form covalent bonds with the amide groups. The calculated selectivity coefficient for the adsorbent binding Hg(II) over Pb(II) was 19.2 at pH 4.5 with an initial metal concentration of 100 mg/L. Selective Hg(II) adsorption equilibrium data followed the Langmuir model and kinetic data were well fitted by a pseudo-second-order equation. The adsorbed Hg(II) and Pb(II) ions were effectively desorbed from the adsorbent film by acid treatment, and the regenerated film showed no marked loss of adsorption capacity upon reuse for selective Hg(II) adsorption.

  18. Electrochemical co-detection of As(III), Hg(II) and Pb(II) on a bismuth modified exfoliated graphite electrode.

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    Mafa, Potlako J; Idris, Azeez O; Mabuba, Nonhlangabezo; Arotiba, Omotayo A

    2016-06-01

    The applicability of a bismuth modified exfoliated graphite (EG) electrode for the co-detection of heavy metal ions -As(III), Hg(II) and Pb(II)-in water samples using square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV) is reported. Bismuth nanoparticles were deposited on an EG electrode potentiostatically at -1000mV for 300s to form EG-Bi electrode. The Bi modified EG electrode was characterised in 5mM ferrocene and used to as an electrochemical sensor for Pb(II) and Hg(II) individually in 0.1M acetate buffer solution (pH 5) with detection limits (LODs) of 0.83μgL(-1)., 0.46μgL(-1) and limit of quantification of 2.8μgL(-1) and 1.5μgL(-1) respectively. Simultaneous detection of Pb(II), As(III) and Hg(II) was also performed with LODs of 0.053μgL(-1), 0.014μgL(-1), 0.081μgL(-1) and LOQs of 0.18μgL(-1), 0.047μgL(-1) and 0.27μgL(-1) for Pb(II), As(III) and Hg(II) respectively. All the detections were performed under optimised experimental conditions. The stability of the EG-Bi sensor was tested and the electrode was applied to environmental samples. The results found with this method were comparable with those obtained with inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometric technique.

  19. The accumulation of heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr) and their state in ...

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    2010-01-25

    Jan 25, 2010 ... metals (Cd, Pb, Hg and Cr) in the water and plankton of Beysehir and ... In addition, heavy metals show harmful effects ... in laboratory for a period of time for evaporation of water. ...... biochemical effects in an estuarine teleost.

  20. STABILITY OF BINARY COMPLEXES OF Pb(II), Cd(II) AND Hg(II ...

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    ABSTRACT. Binary complexes of maleic acid with toxic metal ions such as Pb(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) have been ... By binding the metal ions electrostatically to the negatively charged ..... results in highly stable seven membered rings (Figure 3).

  1. Identification of contamination in a lake sediment core using Hg and Pb isotopic compositions, Lake Ballinger, Washington, USA

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    Gray, John E.; Pribil, Michael J.; Van Metre, Peter C.; Borrok, David M.; Thapalia, Anita

    2013-01-01

    Concentrations and isotopic compositions of Hg and Pb were measured in a sediment core collected from Lake Ballinger, near Seattle, Washington, USA. Lake Ballinger has been affected by input of metal contaminants emitted from the Tacoma smelter, which operated from 1887 to 1986 and was located about 53 km south of the lake. Concentrations and loadings of Hg and Pb in Lake Ballinger increased by as much as three orders of magnitude during the period of smelting as compared to the pre-smelting period. Concentrations and loadings of Hg and Pb then decreased by about 55% and 75%, respectively, after smelting ended. Isotopic compositions of Hg changed considerably during the period of smelting (δ202Hg = −2.29‰ to −0.38‰, mean −1.23‰, n = 9) compared to the pre-smelting period (δ202Hg = −2.91‰ to −2.50‰, mean −2.75‰, n = 4). Variations were also observed in 206Pb/207Pb and 208Pb/207Pb isotopic compositions during these periods. Data for Δ199Hg and Δ201Hg indicate mass independent fractionation (MIF) of Hg isotopes in Lake Ballinger sediment during the smelting and post-smelting period and suggest MIF in the ore smelted, during the smelting process, or chemical modification at some point in the past. Negative values for Δ199Hg and Δ201Hg for the pre-smelting period are similar to those previously reported for soil, peat, and lichen, likely suggesting some component of atmospheric Hg. Variations in the concentrations and isotopic compositions of Hg and Pb were useful in tracing contaminant sources and the understanding of the depositional history of sedimentation in Lake Ballinger.

  2. Responses of membrane protection enzyme system of tobacco leaves on Hg, Cd and Pb stresses in soil.

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    Yan, Chong Ling; Lin, Peng; Wang, Xiao Rong

    2002-09-01

    Pot experiment was used to study the responses of membrane protection enzyme system of tobacco leaves on Hg, Cd and Pb stresses in soil. The results showed that POD activity gradually increased with increasing concetrations of Hg, Cd and Pb. CAT and SOD activity gradually decreased under three heavy metals common existing and SOD variation curve showed unimodal curve under single or two elements existing with increase of concentration of Hg, Cd and Pb. The effects of Hg, Cd and Pb in soil: three elemets together > two elements together > single element only. The effects resulted in an imbalance--activated oxygen produce and scavenge and physiological biochemical process disorder. There was a synergistic action for the effect of Hg, Cd and Pb in soil on membrane protection enzyme system in tobacco leaves.

  3. Synthesis of BiPbSrCaCuO superconductor

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

    1994-01-01

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

  4. The Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Toxic Metals (Cd, Hg and Pb by Calixarenes

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    D. Max Roundhill

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Toxic metals (Cd, Hg and Pb are mostly present in the environment due to natural phenomenon and human activities as well. Exposure of these non-essential elements in the environment causes severe effects. They are known to cause problems in humans as well as in aquatic life. In this work, we demonstrate various studies regarding liquid-liquid extraction of selected ions with different functionalized calixarenes. This review article briefly discusses several molecular designs of calixarenes for divalent ion (Cd2+, Hg2+ and Pb2+ recognition; as well as the relationship between structure and selectivity of the macrocycles is elaborated. The article does not, however, attempt to cover all of the different approaches to these toxic metal ions extraction.

  5. Hg, Bi, Cu and Zn distribution in human teeth treated by dental amalgam measured by synchrotron microprobe

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    Carvalho, M. L.; Marques, J. P.; Brito, J.; Casaca, C.; Cunha, A. S.

    2002-11-01

    Human teeth restored with dental amalgam were analysed by a synchrotron microprobe to evaluate the diffusion of its major constituents, Cu, Zn and Hg, throughout the tooth structures. We measured the elemental distribution inside the tooth from the root to the enamel, specially the region around the amalgam, after its total removal. Hg is present only in restored teeth and concentration profiles show strongly increased levels of this element close to the amalgam region, reaching 500 μg g -1 in one or two cases, decreasing strongly to the inner part of the tooth. Pb concentration profiles do not seem to be affected by metallic amalgam. Very high concentrations of Bi were found in one of the restored teeth, reaching more than 2000 μg g -1, decreasing sharply to the outer regions. The distribution of Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn was also determined in order to evaluate elemental influences by amalgam components. No significant changes in elemental concentrations were detected for Mn and Fe between healthy and restored teeth. However, the levels of Zn and Cu are increased in restored teeth. An X-ray fluorescence set-up with microprobe capabilities, 100 μm of spatial resolution and an energy of 18 keV, installed at LURE synchrotron (France) was used.

  6. Hg, Bi, Cu and Zn distribution in human teeth treated by dental amalgam measured by synchrotron microprobe

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    Carvalho, M.L. E-mail: luisa@cii.fc.ul.pt; Marques, J.P.; Brito, J.; Casaca, C.; Cunha, A.S

    2002-11-01

    Human teeth restored with dental amalgam were analysed by a synchrotron microprobe to evaluate the diffusion of its major constituents, Cu, Zn and Hg, throughout the tooth structures. We measured the elemental distribution inside the tooth from the root to the enamel, specially the region around the amalgam, after its total removal. Hg is present only in restored teeth and concentration profiles show strongly increased levels of this element close to the amalgam region, reaching 500 {mu}g g{sup -1} in one or two cases, decreasing strongly to the inner part of the tooth. Pb concentration profiles do not seem to be affected by metallic amalgam. Very high concentrations of Bi were found in one of the restored teeth, reaching more than 2000 {mu}g g{sup -1}, decreasing sharply to the outer regions. The distribution of Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn was also determined in order to evaluate elemental influences by amalgam components. No significant changes in elemental concentrations were detected for Mn and Fe between healthy and restored teeth. However, the levels of Zn and Cu are increased in restored teeth. An X-ray fluorescence set-up with microprobe capabilities, 100 {mu}m of spatial resolution and an energy of 18 keV, installed at LURE synchrotron (France) was used.

  7. Quantum chemistry insight into Mg-substitution in chlorophyll by toxic heavy metals: Cd, Hg and Pb

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    Bechaieb, Rim; Ben Akacha, Azaiez; Gérard, Hélène

    2016-10-01

    In this paper, we examined the structural, electronic and energetic data associated to the Mg-substitution in chlorophyll by three major toxic pollutants: Cd2+, Hg2+ and Pb2+. We evidenced a highly versatile bonding of the cations with the pheophytin ligand, with a strong out-of-plane distortion for Hg and Pb. The binding energies ranged from slightly stronger than Mg2+ in the case of Hg2+ to much smaller for Pb2+. Nevertheless, our various approaches of free cations solvation allowed us to evidence that Mg-substitution should be possible for all title elements.

  8. Transverse Peltier effect in tilted Pb -Bi2Te3 multilayer structures

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    Kyarad, A.; Lengfellner, H.

    2006-11-01

    A transverse Peltier effect has been observed in artificially created tilted Pb -Bi2Te3 multilayer structures. Multilayer stacks consisting of alternating layers of Pb and n-type Bi2Te3 have been prepared by a heating procedure and showed large thermoelectric anisotropy up to ΔS ≅200μV/K, depending on thickness ratio p =dBiTe/dPb, where dBiTe and dPb are the thicknesses of Bi2Te3 and Pb layers, respectively. Tilted samples were obtained by cutting stacks obliquely to the stack axis. Due to large ΔS and large electrical but small heat conductivity, samples showed temperature differences transverse to applied currents up to 22K.

  9. Spatial distribution of dissolved Pb,Hg,Cd,Cu and As in the Bohai Sea

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    2007-01-01

    Characteristics of the spatial distribution of selected dissolved heavy metals were analyzed during large scale surveys from August 12 to 25.2003 in the Bohai Sea.Dissolved Pb was the only element with average concentrations higher than the grade-one sea water quality standard of China.The spatial distribution of dissolved Pb in surface water was similar to those of Cd,Cu and As,where the isopleths generally indicated decreasing values from the bays to the central areas.Only for Hg did the high concentrations not only appear in Liaodong Bay,Bohai Bay and Laizhou Bay,but also in the Central Area,viz.not only in inshore but also in offshore areas.Vertical distributions of dissolved Pb,Cd,Cu and As were largely uniform,while that of dissolved Hg increased with depth.We infer that the input of pollutants from land was the main influencing factor for the detected distribution patterns of dissolved heavy metals,followed by the dynamics of sea water,release from bottom sediments and biochemical processes.Comparing with historical data,average concentrations of dissolved heavy metals appear to decline in recent years.

  10. Chemical Bath Deposition of PbS:Hg2+ Nanocrystalline Thin Films

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    R. Palomino-Merino

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanocrystalline PbS thin films were prepared by Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD at 40 ± 2°C onto glass substrates and their structural and optical properties modified by in-situ doping with Hg. The morphological changes of the layers were analyzed using SEM and the X-rays spectra showing growth on the zinc blende (ZB face. The grain size determined by using X-rays spectra for undoped samples was found to be ~36 nm, whereas with the doped sample was 32–20 nm. Optical absorption spectra were used to calculate the Eg, showing a shift in the range 1.4–2.4 eV. Raman spectroscopy exhibited an absorption band ~135 cm−1 displaying only a PbS ZB structure.

  11. The use of Pb, Sr, and Hg isotopes in Great Lakes precipitation as a tool for pollution source attribution

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    Sherman, Laura S., E-mail: lsaylors@umich.edu [University of Michigan, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 1100 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Blum, Joel D. [University of Michigan, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 1100 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Dvonch, J. Timothy [University of Michigan, Air Quality Laboratory, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Gratz, Lynne E. [University of Washington-Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 (United States); Landis, Matthew S. [U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States)

    2015-01-01

    The anthropogenic emission and subsequent deposition of heavy metals including mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) present human health and environmental concerns. Although it is known that local and regional sources of these metals contribute to deposition in the Great Lakes region, it is difficult to trace emissions from point sources to impacted sites. Recent studies suggest that metal isotope ratios may be useful for distinguishing between and tracing source emissions. We measured Pb, strontium (Sr), and Hg isotope ratios in daily precipitation samples that were collected at seven sites across the Great Lakes region between 2003 and 2007. Lead isotope ratios ({sup 207}Pb/{sup 206}Pb = 0.8062 to 0.8554) suggest that Pb deposition was influenced by coal combustion and processing of Mississippi Valley-Type Pb ore deposits. Regional differences in Sr isotope ratios ({sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr = 0.70859 to 0.71155) are likely related to coal fly ash and soil dust. Mercury isotope ratios (δ{sup 202}Hg = − 1.13 to 0.13‰) also varied among the sites, likely due to regional differences in coal isotopic composition, and fractionation occurring within industrial facilities and in the atmosphere. These data represent the first combined characterization of Pb, Sr, and Hg isotope ratios in precipitation collected across the Great Lakes region. We demonstrate the utility of multiple metal isotope ratios in parallel with traditional trace element multivariate statistical modeling to enable more complete pollution source attribution. - Highlights: • We measured Pb, Sr, and Hg isotopes in precipitation from the Great Lakes region. • Pb isotopes suggest that deposition was impacted by coal combustion and metal production. • Sr isotope ratios vary regionally, likely due to soil dust and coal fly ash. • Hg isotopes vary due to fractionation occurring within facilities and the atmosphere. • Isotope results support conclusions of previous trace element receptor modeling.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of PbO-CdO nanocomposite and its effect on (Bi,Pb)-2223 superconductor

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    Yahya, Nabil A.A. [Thamar University, Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Thamar (Yemen); Al-Gaashani, R. [Thamar University, Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Thamar (Yemen); Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Doha (Qatar); Abd-Shukor, R. [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, School of Applied Physics, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2017-03-15

    A PbO-CdO nanocomposite-added Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} ((Bi,Pb)-2223) superconductor has been prepared. The effect of the PbO-CdO nanocomposite addition on the transport critical current density (J{sub c}) of (Bi,Pb)-2223 superconductor was investigated. The transition temperature (T{sub c-onset}), zero electrical resistance temperature (T{sub c-R=0}), and J{sub c} of the samples were measured by the four-probe method. Phase formation, structure, and microstructure of samples were investigated. The distribution of nanoparticle size was determined. The results indicated that the PbO-CdO-added samples showed larger grain size and an increased volume fraction of high-T{sub c} phase (Bi-2223) compared to the non-added sample. A slight increase in T{sub c-R=0} of x = 0.15 wt% was observed. J{sub c} of the PbO-CdO nanocomposite-added samples was significantly higher than for the non-added sample. That could be explained by the possibility that the PbO-CdO nanocomposite acts as an effective flux pinning center in (Bi,Pb)-2223. At 77 K, J{sub c} of x = 0.15 wt% added sample was more than 20 times larger than J{sub c} of the non-added sample (x = 0 wt%). A combined effect of enhanced flux pinning, increased fraction of high-T{sub c} phase and improved grain size, which led to increase in the J{sub c} of added samples, is discussed. (orig.)

  13. Synthesis and characterization of PbO-CdO nanocomposite and its effect on (Bi,Pb)-2223 superconductor

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    Yahya, Nabil A. A.; Al-Gaashani, R.; Abd-Shukor, R.

    2017-03-01

    A PbO-CdO nanocomposite-added Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 ((Bi,Pb)-2223) superconductor has been prepared. The effect of the PbO-CdO nanocomposite addition on the transport critical current density ( J c) of (Bi,Pb)-2223 superconductor was investigated. The transition temperature ( T c-onset), zero electrical resistance temperature ( T c- R=0), and J c of the samples were measured by the four-probe method. Phase formation, structure, and microstructure of samples were investigated. The distribution of nanoparticle size was determined. The results indicated that the PbO-CdO-added samples showed larger grain size and an increased volume fraction of high- T c phase (Bi-2223) compared to the non-added sample. A slight increase in T c- R=0 of x = 0.15 wt% was observed. J c of the PbO-CdO nanocomposite-added samples was significantly higher than for the non-added sample. That could be explained by the possibility that the PbO-CdO nanocomposite acts as an effective flux pinning center in (Bi,Pb)-2223. At 77 K, J c of x = 0.15 wt% added sample was more than 20 times larger than J c of the non-added sample ( x = 0 wt%). A combined effect of enhanced flux pinning, increased fraction of high- T c phase and improved grain size, which led to increase in the J c of added samples, is discussed.

  14. Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators Based on Segmented BiTe/PbTe-BiTe/TAGS/PbSnTe

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    McAlonan, Malachy; Patel, Kalpesh; Cummer, Keith

    2006-01-01

    This paper reports on Phase 1 of a multifaceted effort to develop a more efficient radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) for future NASA missions. The conversion efficiency goal is 10% or higher at a power level of 20 watt or higher. The thermoelectric (T/E) efficiency achievable with present T/E materials is about 8% for favorable temperatures. Thermoelectric converter designs, T/E material properties, and T/E couple thermal and electrical performance were investigated in Phase 1 of this program to find paths to improve conversion efficiency. T/E properties can be improved by optimizing the composition of the materials and by improving the micro structural characteristics such as homogeneity, grain size, and phases present. T/E couple performance can be improved by reducing the electrical and thermal contact resistances of the couple and within the segmented T/E elements. Performance and reliability improvements can be achieved by reducing the thermo-mechanical stresses, improving the quality of the bonds and interfaces, minimizing the number of required bonds, and reducing the degradation rates of both the T/E materials and the bonds. This paper focuses on one portion of the activity, i.e., the design of a small converter. In the converter design effort, a prototypic 20-watt device, suitable for use with a single general-purpose heat source (GPHS), was built using an optimized converter design of segmented thermoelectric elements of heritage composition. The 20-watt prototype achieved the power predicted for the test conditions. The chosen couple design used segmented BiTe/PbTe for the n-type element and BiTe/TAGS/PbSnTe, for the p-type T/E element. Use of the BiTe segment exploits the opportunity of the small RTG to operate at lower heat rejection temperatures and results in much higher conversion efficiency, the main objective of the NASA program. Long term data on similarly segmented couples at Teledyne together with the 20-watt module test results

  15. Subcellular localization of several heavy metals of Hg,Cd and Pb in human liver

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    CHEN Chunying; ZHANG Peiqun; CHAI Zhifang

    2005-01-01

    Liver, as an important metabolic and detoxicological organ of human body, can be used as a good bioindicator for evaluating body burden of environmental pollutants. Its elemental contents and their chemical forms are closely related to the status of human health and disease. In this paper, the liver samples collected from normal subjects were separated to different subcellular fractions of nuclei, mitochondria, lysosome, microsome and cytosol by differential centrifugation. Then their concentrations of heavy metals of As, Pb, Cd, and Hg were determined by atomic absorption and atomic fluorescent spectroscopy. Our results show no significant difference with literature ones when comparing their gross concentrations. In the case of their subcellular distribution, the Hg concentrations are higher in mitochondrial, microsomal and cytosolic fractions; the Cd concentrations are higher in cytosolic and mitochondrial fractions, while As highest in nuclear fraction. The highest concentration of Pb is found in microsomal fraction with similarity to Fe. Mercury in liver is mainly in the form of inorganic, and methylmercury ranged from 9% to 50% with the average value of 20.9%(13.3%. These results indicate that the cellular distribution and the accumulated target organelles are quite different among these heavy metals, which suggest their various pathways and toxic mechanism in vivo.

  16. A Review on Heavy Metals (As, Pb, and Hg Uptake by Plants through Phytoremediation

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    Bieby Voijant Tangahu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Heavy metals are among the most important sorts of contaminant in the environment. Several methods already used to clean up the environment from these kinds of contaminants, but most of them are costly and difficult to get optimum results. Currently, phytoremediation is an effective and affordable technological solution used to extract or remove inactive metals and metal pollutants from contaminated soil and water. This technology is environmental friendly and potentially cost effective. This paper aims to compile some information about heavy metals of arsenic, lead, and mercury (As, Pb, and Hg sources, effects and their treatment. It also reviews deeply about phytoremediation technology, including the heavy metal uptake mechanisms and several research studies associated about the topics. Additionally, it describes several sources and the effects of As, Pb, and Hg on the environment, the advantages of this kind of technology for reducing them, and also heavy metal uptake mechanisms in phytoremediation technology as well as the factors affecting the uptake mechanisms. Some recommended plants which are commonly used in phytoremediation and their capability to reduce the contaminant are also reported.

  17. Simulation of Mechanical Stress on Stainless Steel for Pb-Bi Corrosion Test by Using ABAQUS

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    Irwanto, D.; Mustari, A. P. A.; Budiman, B. A.

    2017-03-01

    Pb-Bi eutectic with its advantageous is proposed to be utilized as a coolant in the GEN IV type of rSeactor. However, high temperature corrosion when contact with stainless steels is one of the issues of Pb-Bi eutectic utilization. It is known that in the environment of high temperature Pb-Bi, mechanical strength of stainless steel may decrease. Thus, simulation of mechanical stress working on stainless steel during in-situ bending test by using ABAQUS was conducted. Several bending degrees were simulated at high temperature to obtain the mechanical stress information. Temperature condition was strongly affect the stress vs. displacement profile. The reported mechanical strength reduction percentage was used to draw predicted mechanical stress under high temperature Pb-Bi environment.

  18. Dissolution kinetics of nanoscale liquid Pb/Bi inclusions at a grain boundary in aluminum

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    Prokofjev, S.I.; Johnson, Erik; Zhilin, V.M.

    2008-01-01

    In situ transmission electron microscopy is used to study dissolution of liquid single-phase Pb/Bi inclusions attached to a grain boundary in an alloy of Al99.29Pb0.65Bi0.06 at temperatures of 343, 370, and 389 degrees C, respectively. The initial size of the inclusions was smaller than 60 nm....... Dissolution of the inclusions was observed until their complete disappearance. Digitized video recordings of the process of dissolution were used to obtain the dependence of the inclusion size with time. The kinetics of the dissolution of the grain boundary inclusions can be described with a model where...... it is assumed that grain-boundary diffusion of Pb and Bi is the controlling mechanism. The high value (2.3 eV) of the apparent activation enthalpy of dissolution indicates that the process is likely governed by the large negative enthalpies of solubility of Pb and Bi in Al....

  19. A millennial-scale record of Pb and Hg contamination in peatlands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California, USA

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    Drexler, Judith; Alpers, Charles N.; Neymark, Leonid; Paces, James B.; Taylor, Howard E.; Fuller, Christopher C.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we provide the first record of millennial patterns of Pb and Hg concentrations on the west coast of the United States. Peat cores were collected from two micro-tidal marshes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California. Core samples were analyzed for Pb, Hg, and Ti concentrations and dated using radiocarbon, 210Pb, and 137Cs. Pre-anthropogenic concentrations of Pb and Hg in peat ranged from 0.60 to 13.0 µg g-1and from 6.9 to 71 ng g-1, respectively. For much of the past 6000+ years, the Delta was free from anthropogenic pollution, however, beginning in ~1425 CE, Hg and Pb concentrations, Pb/Ti ratios, Pb enrichment factors (EFs), and HgEFs all increased. Pb isotope compositions of the peat suggest that this uptick was likely caused by smelting activities originating in Asia. The next increases in Pb and Hg contamination occurred during the California Gold Rush (beginning ~1850 CE), when concentrations reached their highest levels (74 µg g-1 Pb, 990 ng g-1 Hg; PbEF = 12 and HgEF = 28). Lead concentrations increased again beginning in the ~1920s with the incorporation of Pb additives in gasoline. The phase-out of lead additives in the late 1980s was reflected in Pb isotope ratios and reductions in Pb concentrations in the surface layers of the peat. The rise and fall of Hg contamination was also tracked by the peat archive, with the highest Hg concentrations occurring just before 1963 CE and then decreasing during the post-1963 period. Overall, the results show that the Delta was a pristine region for most of its ~6700-year existence; however, since ~1425 CE, it has received Pb and Hg contamination from both global and regional sources.

  20. A millennial-scale record of Pb and Hg contamination in peatlands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California, USA.

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    Drexler, Judith Z; Alpers, Charles N; Neymark, Leonid A; Paces, James B; Taylor, Howard E; Fuller, Christopher C

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, we provide the first record of millennial patterns of Pb and Hg concentrations on the west coast of the United States. Peat cores were collected from two micro-tidal marshes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California. Core samples were analyzed for Pb, Hg, and Ti concentrations and dated using radiocarbon and (210)Pb. Pre-anthropogenic concentrations of Pb and Hg in peat ranged from 0.60 to 13.0μgg(-1)and from 6.9 to 71ngg(-1), respectively. For much of the past 6000+ years, the Delta was free from anthropogenic pollution, however, beginning in ~1425CE, Hg and Pb concentrations, Pb/Ti ratios, Pb enrichment factors (EFs), and HgEFs all increased. Pb isotope compositions of the peat suggest that this uptick was likely caused by smelting activities originating in Asia. The next increases in Pb and Hg contamination occurred during the California Gold Rush (beginning ~1850CE), when concentrations reached their highest levels (74μgg(-1) Pb, 990ngg(-1) Hg; PbEF=12 and HgEF=28). Lead concentrations increased again beginning in the ~1920s with the incorporation of Pb additives in gasoline. The phase-out of lead additives in the late 1980s was reflected in changes in Pb isotope ratios and reductions in Pb concentrations in the surface layers of the peat. The rise and subsequent fall of Hg contamination was also tracked by the peat archive, with the highest Hg concentrations occurring just before 1963CE and then decreasing during the post-1963 period. Overall, the results show that the Delta was a pristine region for most of its ~6700-year existence; however, since ~1425CE, it has received Pb and Hg contamination from both global and regional sources.

  1. Energy conversion efficiencies of thermoelectric pallets (Bi2Pb3,Bi2Te3 and Pb2Te3) under the influences of electric and magnetic fields

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    Singh, Jaspal; Verma, S. S.

    2013-06-01

    This paper aims to introduce the ability of thermo electric pallets to convert waste heat into electricity and also about the effect of electric or magnetic fields, which can exist already or applied in the conditions of their operation. Three thermo electric pallets (Bi2Pb3,Bi2Te3 and Pb2Te3) of cylindrical dimensions are prepared by 15mm mixture of different compositions. Thermo emf generations are carried out in the normal mode and then under the influence of applied electric and magnetic fields of different magnitudes in the temperature range of 460K.

  2. Phase transition in vortex system in Bi2212:Pb monocrystal

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    Uspenskaya, L S; Rakhmanov, A L

    2002-01-01

    Penetration of the magnetic flux into the (Bi sub 0 sub . sub 8 sub 4 Pb sub 0 sub . sub 1 sub 6) sub 2 sub . sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub 8 high-temperature superconductor monocrystal is studied thorough the magnetooptical method in the crossed magnetic fields. It is shown that the magnetic flux penetration in the low-temperature areas is anisotropic: it moves primarily along the magnetic field, applied in the sample plane, and this anisotropy grows with the temperature growth. At the temperature of T sub m = 54 +- 2 K there takes place sharp change in the character of the magnetic field penetration into the superconductor, whereby the direction of the flux motion discontinues to be dependent on the direction and value of the magnetic field applied in the sample plane. This effect is interpreted within the frames of representations on the phase transition in the vortex system connected with a sharp decrease in the correlations of the vortex position in the different CuO-planes

  3. Tolerance and hyperaccumulation of a mixture of heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Hg, and Zn) by four aquatic macrophytes.

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    Romero-Hernández, Jorge Alberto; Amaya-Chávez, Araceli; Balderas-Hernández, Patricia; Roa-Morales, Gabriela; González-Rivas, Nelly; Balderas-Plata, Miguel Ángel

    2017-03-04

    In the present investigation, four macrophytes, namely Typha latifolia (L.), Lemna minor (L.), Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laubach, and Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc, were evaluated for their heavy metal (Cu, Pb, Hg, and Zn) hyperaccumulation potential under laboratory conditions. Tolerance analyses were performed for 7 days of exposure at five different treatments of the metals mixture (Cu(+2), Hg(+2), Pb(+2), and Zn(+2)). The production of chlorophyll and carotenoids was determined at the end of each treatment. L. minor revealed to be sensitive, because it did not survive in all the tested concentrations after 72 hours of exposure. E. crassipes and M. aquaticum displayed the highest tolerance to the metals mixture. For the most tolerant species of aquatic macrophytes, The removal kinetics of E. crassipes and M. aquaticum was carried out, using the following mixture of metals: Cu (0.5 mg/L) and Hg, Pb, and Zn 0.25 mg/L. The obtained results revealed that E. crassipes can remove 99.80% of Cu, 97.88% of Pb, 99.53% of Hg, and 94.37% of Zn. M. aquaticum withdraws 95.2% of Cu, 94.28% of Pb, 99.19% of Hg, and 91.91% of Zn. The obtained results suggest that these two species of macrophytes could be used for the phytoremediation of this mixture of heavy metals from the polluted water bodies.

  4. Biokinetics of Hg and Pb accumulation in the encapsulated egg of the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis: Radiotracer experiments

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    Lacoue-Labarthe, T., E-mail: tlacouel@gmail.com [Littoral, Environnement et Societes (LIENSs), UMR 6250, CNRS-Universite de La Rochelle, 2 rue Olympe de Gouges, F-17042 La Rochelle Cedex 01 (France); Warnau, M., E-mail: warnaumichel@yahoo.com [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine Ier, MC-98000 (Monaco); Metian, M. [Littoral, Environnement et Societes (LIENSs), UMR 6250, CNRS-Universite de La Rochelle, 2 rue Olympe de Gouges, F-17042 La Rochelle Cedex 01 (France); International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine Ier, MC-98000 (Monaco); Oberhaensli, F. [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine Ier, MC-98000 (Monaco); Rouleau, C. [Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, 850 Route de la Mer, C.P. 1000, Mont-Joli, Quebec (Canada); Bustamante, P., E-mail: pbustama@univ-lr.fr [Littoral, Environnement et Societes (LIENSs), UMR 6250, CNRS-Universite de La Rochelle, 2 rue Olympe de Gouges, F-17042 La Rochelle Cedex 01 (France)

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    Uptake and depuration kinetics of dissolved {sup 203}Hg and {sup 210}Pb were determined during the entire embryonic development of the eggs of the cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis (50 d at 17 {sup o}C). {sup 203}Hg and {sup 210}Pb were accumulated continuously by the eggs all along the development time reaching load/concentration ratio (LCR) of 467 {+-} 43 and 1301 {+-} 126 g, respectively. During the first month, most of the {sup 203}Hg and {sup 210}Pb remained associated with the eggshell indicating that the latter acted as an efficient shield against metal penetration. From this time onwards, {sup 203}Hg accumulated in the embryo, indicating that it passed through the eggshell, whereas {sup 210}Pb did not cross the chorion during the whole exposure time. It also demonstrated that translocation of Hg associated with the inner layers of the eggshell is a significant source of exposure for the embryo. This study highlighted that the maturing embryo could be subjected to the toxic effects of Hg in the coastal waters where the embryonic development is taking place.

  5. Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes on visible-light responsive photocatalyst PbBiO 2Br

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    Shan, Zhichao; Wang, Wendeng; Lin, Xinping; Ding, Hanming; Huang, Fuqiang

    2008-06-01

    The layered compound of lead bismuth oxybromide PbBiO 2Br, prepared by conventional solid-state reaction method, has an optical band gap of 2.3 eV, and possesses a good visible-light-response ability. The references, PbBi 2Nb 2O 9, TiO 2-xN x, BiOBr and BiOI 0.8Cl 0.2, which are excellent visible-light-response photocatalysts, were applied to comparatively understand the activity of PbBiO 2Br. Degradation of methyl orange and methylene blue was used to evaluate photocatalytic activity. The results show that PbBiO 2Br is more photocatalytically active than PbBi 2Nb 2O 9, TiO 2-xN x and BiOBr under visible light.

  6. FORMATION AND SOME PROPERTIES OF THE As2Te3-PbTe-XI2 (X=Pb, Hg) CHALCOHALIDE GLASSES

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    2000-01-01

    The As2Te3-based chalcogenide-halide glasses, which are strong candidates for infrared optical fibers, are studied. This paper investigates the glassforming regions of two quasi-ternary As2Te3-based systems. The glass-forming abilities are studied by differential thermal analysis ( DTA ) . For the studied compositions,the glass transition temperatures (Tg) of As2Te3-PbTeHgI2 glasses are higher than those of As2Te3-PbTe-PbI2glasses and As2Te3-HgI2 glasses. With a wider infrared transmission range and the improvements in the thermal properties of the HgI2 doped glasses, As2Te3-based glasses may lead to far-IR optical fiber development.

  7. Pb(II) and Hg(II) binding to $\\textit{de novo}$ designed proteins studied by $^{204m}$Pb- and $^{199m}$Hg-Perturbed Angular Correlation of $\\gamma$-rays (PAC) spectroscopy : Clues to heavy metal toxicity

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    2002-01-01

    $\\textit{De novo}$ design of proteins combined with PAC spectroscopy offers a unique and powerful approach to the study of fundamental chemistry of heavy metal-protein interactions, and thus of the mechanisms underlying heavy metal toxicity. In this project we focus on Pb(II) and Hg(II) binding to designed three stranded coiled coil proteins with one or two binding sites, mimicking a variety of naturally occurring thiolate-rich metal ion binding sites in proteins. The $^{204m}$Pb- and $^{199m}$Hg-PAC experiments will complement data already recorded with EXAFS, NMR, UV-Vis and CD spectroscopies.

  8. Control of oxidizing potential of Pb and Pb-Bi coolants

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    Vladimir Vladimirovich Ulyanov

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Analytical and experimental data on formation of oxygen oxidizing potential in heavy liquid metal coolants (Pb and Pb-Bi eutectic was considered. It was revealed that oxygen could be both dissolved in these coolants and included in various thermodynamically unstable oxide compounds. In case of heavy liquid metal coolant (HLMC flowing in non-isothermal circuit, these compounds are broken down with oxygen release or formed fixing dissolved oxygen. The amount of oxygen, which is present in HLMC and exhibits its activity with temperature, could be much greater than the value detected by oxygen sensor. That is why HLMC possess internal oxygen reserves inhibiting corrosion in the circuits. Presence of thermodynamically unstable oxide phases in the above coolants, non-isoconcentration distribution of active oxygen, and impossibility to currently obtain the analytical relationship showing dissolved oxygen distribution make it necessary to use at least three oxygen sensors for studying processes of formation of HLMC oxidizing potential. These sensors should be located in the zones of max and min temperatures (tmax, tmin and in that at t=450-550°С. In order to assure the most accurate estimate it is reasonable to provide additional two or more sensors in the zone at t=450-550°С.

  9. A millennial-scale record of Pb and Hg contamination in peatlands of the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California, USA

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    Drexler, Judith Z., E-mail: jdrexler@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, 6000 J Street, Placer Hall, Sacramento, CA 95819-6129 (United States); Alpers, Charles N., E-mail: cnalpers@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, 6000 J Street, Placer Hall, Sacramento, CA 95819-6129 (United States); Neymark, Leonid A., E-mail: lneymark@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046, MS963, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225 (United States); Paces, James B., E-mail: jbpaces@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046, MS963, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225 (United States); Taylor, Howard E., E-mail: hetaylor@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, 3215 Marine Street, Suite E-127, Boulder, CO 80303 (United States); Fuller, Christopher C., E-mail: ccfuller@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, MS465, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, we provide the first record of millennial patterns of Pb and Hg concentrations on the west coast of the United States. Peat cores were collected from two micro-tidal marshes in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California. Core samples were analyzed for Pb, Hg, and Ti concentrations and dated using radiocarbon and {sup 210}Pb. Pre-anthropogenic concentrations of Pb and Hg in peat ranged from 0.60 to 13.0 μg g{sup −1}and from 6.9 to 71 ng g{sup −1}, respectively. For much of the past 6000 + years, the Delta was free from anthropogenic pollution, however, beginning in ~ 1425 CE, Hg and Pb concentrations, Pb/Ti ratios, Pb enrichment factors (EFs), and HgEFs all increased. Pb isotope compositions of the peat suggest that this uptick was likely caused by smelting activities originating in Asia. The next increases in Pb and Hg contamination occurred during the California Gold Rush (beginning ~ 1850 CE), when concentrations reached their highest levels (74 μg g{sup −1} Pb, 990 ng g{sup −1} Hg; PbEF = 12 and HgEF = 28). Lead concentrations increased again beginning in the ~ 1920s with the incorporation of Pb additives in gasoline. The phase-out of lead additives in the late 1980s was reflected in changes in Pb isotope ratios and reductions in Pb concentrations in the surface layers of the peat. The rise and subsequent fall of Hg contamination was also tracked by the peat archive, with the highest Hg concentrations occurring just before 1963 CE and then decreasing during the post-1963 period. Overall, the results show that the Delta was a pristine region for most of its ~ 6700-year existence; however, since ~ 1425 CE, it has received Pb and Hg contamination from both global and regional sources. - Highlights: • Micro-tidal peats were used to trace Pb and Hg contamination through the millennia. • Anthropogenic Pb and Hg were first evident in California in ~ 1425 CE. • Pb isotopes suggest early contamination may be from ore smelting in China

  10. Evaluation of Hydrophilized Graphite Felt for Electrochemical Heavy Metals Detection (Pb2+, Hg2+

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    Laila Bouabdalaoui

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Hydrophilized graphite felt has been used, for the first time, for the electrochemical detection of Hg2+ ions both as single metal species and via its simultaneous detection with Pb2+. To do so, square wave voltammetry (SWV method was developed with alginate modified graphite felt as working electrode. The structure of the graphite felt such as its high porosity and specific surface area coupled with its good electrical conductivity allows achieving large peak currents via the SWV method, suggesting that the alginate coating helps to preconcentrate metals at the carbon surface. The as-described electrode has low cost, it is easy to manipulate, and the electrochemical analysis can be performed by simple immersion of the felt in the metal solution.

  11. β-decay properties of neutron-deficient Pt, Hg, and Pb isotopes

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    Sarriguren, P., E-mail: p.sarriguren@csic.es [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 123, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Boillos, J. M. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Serrano 123, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15706 Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Moreno, O. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Moya de Guerra, E. [Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2015-10-15

    Neutron-deficient isotopes in the lead region are well established examples of the shape coexistence phenomenon in nuclei. In this work, bulk and decay properties, including deformation energy curves, charge mean square radii, Gamow-Teller (GT) strength distributions, and β-decay half-lives, are studied in neutron-deficient Pt, Hg, and Pb isotopes. The nuclear structure involved is described microscopically from deformed quasiparticle random-phase approximation calculations with residual interactions in both particle-hole and particle-particle channels, performed on top of a self-consistent deformed quasiparticle Skyrme Hartree-Fock basis. The sensitivity to deformation of the GT strength distributions in those isotopes is proposed as an additional complementary signature of the nuclear shape. The β-decay half-lives resulting from the GT strength distributions are compared to experiment to demonstrate the ability of the method.

  12. Effect of cooling rate on evolution of superconducting phases during decomposition and recrystallization of (Bi,Pb)-2223 core in Ag-sheathed tape

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    LI Jingyong; LI Jianguo; ZHENG Huiling; LI Chengshan; LU Yafeng; ZHOU Lian

    2006-01-01

    The reformation of (Bi,Pb)-2223 from the liquid or melt is very important for a melting process of (Bi,Pb)-2223 tape. By combination of quenching experiment with X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, the effect of cooling rate on the evolution of three superconducting phases in the (Bi,Pb)-2223 core of Ag-sheathed tape was investigated. The results show that (Bi,Pb)-2223 reformation from the melt seems to experience different routes during slowly cooling at different rates. One is that (Bi,Pb)-2223 phase reformed directly from the melt, and no Bi-2212 participate in this process. The other is that (Bi,Pb)-2223 is converted from the intermediate product, Bi-2212, which formed from the melt during the first cooling stage. Due to the inherent sluggish formation kinetics of (Bi,Pb)-2223 from Bi-2212, only partial (Bi,Pb)-2223 can finally be reformed with the second route.

  13. Pb and Hg heavy metal tolerance of single- and mixedspecies biofilm (Rhodotorula mucilaginosa and Escherichia coli

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    Buzejić Anica

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to examine heavy metal tolerance (lead (Pb2+ and mercury (Hg2+ of single- and mixed-species biofilms, formed by yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa and bacteria Escherichia coli LM1. Single- and mixed-species biofilms were quantified by crystal violet test and the absorbance was measured using microplate reader (OD570. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC and the minimal lethal concentration (MLC were determined and the results were confirmed by fluorescence microscopy. The significant difference in lead tolerance was observed between the mixed- and the single-species biofilms. The MIC of lead (Pb2+ for the examined biofilms (E. coli LM1, R. mucilaginosa and R. mucilaginosa / E. coli was recorded at concentrations of 4000 μg/ml, 4000 μg/ml and 16000 μg/ml, respectively. The MIC of mercury (Hg2+ for the biofilms was noticed at concentrations of 31.25 μg/ml, 250 μg/ml and 250 μg/ml, respectively. Standard antibiotics (amphotericin B and tetracycline were used as positive control. Results obtained for single-species biofilms were compared in between and with the results obtained for mixed-species biofilm. The tolerance of the mixed- species biofilm was higher in comparison to the singlespecies biofilms and the results were confirmed by a fluoresecence microscope. The obtained results suggest that the R. mucilaginosa / E. coli biofilm may have a potential to be used in bioremediation of wastewaters contaminated with lead and mercury.

  14. Assessment of Cu, Pb and Hg Contamination in Bottom Sediments Of Surface Water in XuZhou

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    王晓; 韩宝平; 朱雪强

    2004-01-01

    Pollution of heavy metals Cu,Pb and Hg is assessed using geo-accumulation index in this paper. The result shows that the bottom sediments of surface water in Xuzhou is polluted by these heavy metals to deferent degrees, of which the Jinma River is the most serious, and then the Kuihe River, the abandoned Yellow River, and the Jinghang Canal. The Yunlong Lake has also been polluted by Hg. The three kinds of heavy metals in the order of concentration is Hg>Cu>Pb. The pollution degree and the type of element is closely related with industrial structure in Xuzhou.

  15. A Comparative Study on the Sorption Characteristics of Pb(II and Hg(II onto Activated Carbon

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Biosorption equilibrium and kinetics of Pb(II and Hg(II on coconut shell carbon (CSC were investigated by batch equilibration method. The effects of pH, adsorbent dosage, contact time, temperature and initial concentration of Pb(II and Hg(II on the activated carbon of coconut shell wastes were studied. Maximum adsorption of Pb(II occurred at pH 4.5 and Hg(II at pH 6. The sorptive mechanism followed the pseudo second order kinetics. The equilibrium data were analysed by Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. The equilibration data fitted well with both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm model. The Langmuir adsorption capacity for Pb(II was greater than Hg(II. The mean free energy of adsorption calculated from Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R isotherm model indicated that the adsorption of metal ions was found to be by chemical ion exchange. Thermodynamic parameter showed that the sorption process of Pb(II onto SDC was feasible, spontaneous and endothermic under studied conditions. A comparison was evaluated for the two metals.

  16. EXAFS Studies of (Pb,Cd) 1212 phase superconductor and (Bi,Cd)1212 phase compound

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    YeTao; ShiqiangWei; 等

    1999-01-01

    We synthesized (Pb,Cd)Sr2(Y,Ca)Cu2O7+x,phase superconductor.After substitution of Pb with Bi,the BiCd1212 phase shows no superconductivity.Although previous EXAFS study has shown the local structure environment of the Cu is similar in both compounds,EXAFS results of Bi and Pb here demonstrate that σ2 of Pb-Oin-plane is larger than that of Bi-O inplane,whereas σ2 of Pb-Oapical is smaller than that of Bi-O,wherase σ2 of Pb-O apical is smaller than that of Bi-Oapical.The Sr shell features are also differnet,it appeared that superconductivity needs some disorder .in carrier reservoir layer,which is due to the substitutional defect caused by different ionic radii.

  17. Taguchi optimization approach for Pb(II) and Hg(II) removal from aqueous solutions using modified mesoporous carbon.

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    Zolfaghari, Ghasem; Esmaili-Sari, Abbas; Anbia, Mansoor; Younesi, Habibollah; Amirmahmoodi, Shahram; Ghafari-Nazari, Ali

    2011-09-15

    Using the Taguchi method, this study presents a systematic optimization approach for removal of lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) by a nanostructure, zinc oxide-modified mesoporous carbon CMK-3 denoted as Zn-OCMK-3. CMK-3 was synthesized by using SBA-15 and then oxidized by nitric acid. The zinc oxide was loaded to the modified CMK-3 by the equilibrium adsorption of Zn(II) ions from aqueous solution followed by calcination to convert zinc nitrate to zinc oxide. The CMK-3 had porous structure and high specific surface area which can accommodate zinc oxide in a spreading manner, the zinc oxide connects to the carbon surface via oxygen atoms. The controllable factors such as agitation time, initial concentration, temperature, dose and pH of solution have been optimized. Under optimum conditions, the pollutant removal efficiency (PRE) was 97.25% for Pb(II) and 99% for Hg(II). The percentage contribution of each controllable factor was also determined. The initial concentration of pollutant is the most influential factor, and its value of percentage contribution is up to 31% and 43% for Pb and Hg, respectively. Our results show that the Zn-OCMK-3 is an effective nanoadsorbent for lead and mercury pollution remediation. Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms were used to model the equilibrium adsorption data for Pb(II) and Hg(II).

  18. Competitive adsorption of Cd, Cu, Hg and Pb by agricultural soils of the Changjiang and Zhujiang deltas in China

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    2007-01-01

    Soils can often be contaminated simultaneously by more than one heavy metal. The sorption-desorption behavior of a metal in a soil will be affected by the presence of other metals. Therefore, selective retention and competitive adsorption of the soils to heavy metals can affect their availability and movement through the soils. In this study, the simultaneous competitive adsorption of four heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Hg, and Pb) on ten agricultural soils collected from the Changjiang and Zhujiang deltas,China was assessed. The results showed that the competition affected the behavior of heavy metal cations in such a way that the soils adsorbed less Cd and Hg, and more Pb and Cu with increasing total metal concentrations, regardless of the molar concentration applied. As the applied concentrations increased, Pb and Cu adsorption increased, while Cd and Hg adsorption decreased.The adsorption sequence most found was Pb>Cu>Hg>Cd. The maximum adsorption capacity for the heavy metal cations was calculated, and affected markedly by soil properties. The results suggest that Hg and Cd have higher mobility associated to the lower adsorption and that Pb and Cu present the opposite behavior. Significant correlations were found between the maximum adsorption capacity of the metals and pH value and exchangeable acid, suggesting that soil pH and exchangeable acid were key factors controlling the solubility and mobility of the metals in the agricultural soils.

  19. Effect of Hg, As and Pb on biomass production, photosynthetic rate, nutrients uptake and phytochelatin induction in Pfaffia glomerata.

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    Gupta, D K; Huang, H G; Nicoloso, F T; Schetinger, M R; Farias, J G; Li, T Q; Razafindrabe, B H N; Aryal, N; Inouhe, M

    2013-11-01

    Plantlets of Pfaffia glomerata (Spreng.) were exposed for 28 days to three different metal/metalloid (Hg, Pb and As) with different levels (Hg 1; As 25, 50, 100 and Pb 100 and 400 μM) to analyze the possible phytochelatin initiation and affects on growth and photosynthetic pigments vis-à-vis metal accumulation potential of plants. The plantlets showed significant Hg, As and Pb accumulation in roots (150, 1267.67 and 2129 μg g(-1) DW respectively); however, a low root to shoot metal translocation was observed. It was interesting to note that all tested macronutrient (Mg, K, Ca) was higher in shoots and just opposite in case of micronutrients (Cu, Fe, Zn), was recorded highest in roots. The growth of plantlets (analyzed in terms of length and dry weight) was negatively affected by various metal treatments. In addition, the level of photosynthetic pigments alters significantly in response to all metal/metalloid treatment. In response to all tested metal/metalloids in plants only As induced phytochelatins (PC2, PC3 and PC4) in roots, and in shoots, GSH was observed in all tested metal/metalloids. In conclusion, P. glomerata plantlets could not cooperatively induce phytochelatins under any of Hg and Pb levels.

  20. Water Soluble Cationic Porphyrin Sensor for Detection of Hg2+, Pb2+, Cd2+, and Cu2+

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    Matibur Zamadar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Here we report the sensing properties of the aqueous solution of meso-tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridylporphine tetrachloride (1 for simultaneous detection of toxic metal ions by using UV-vis spectroscopy. Cationic porphyrin 1 displayed different electronic absorptions in UV-vis region upon interacting with Hg2+, Pb2+, Cd2+, and Cu2+ ions in neutral water solution at room temperature. Quite interestingly, the porphyrin 1 showed that it can function as a single optical chemical sensor and/or metal ion receptor capable of detecting two or more toxic metal ions, particularly Hg2+, Pb2+, and Cd2+ ions coexisting in a water sample. Porphyrin 1 in an aqueous solution provides a unique UV-vis sensing system for the determination of Cd2+ in the presence of larger metal ions such as Hg2+, or Pb2+. Finally, the examination of the sensing properties of 1 demonstrated that it can operate as a Cu2+ ion selective sensor via metal displacement from the 1-Hg2+, 1-Pb2+, and 1-Cd2+.

  1. A facile method of fabricating PbBi alloy nanowires with controlled component proportion

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    Wang, Xue-wei [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Tianjin Key Lab for Photoelectric Materials and Devices, Tianjin 300384 (China); He, Zhao-cheng; Li, Ju-shan [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Yuan, Zhi-hao, E-mail: zhyuan@tjut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384 (China); Key Laboratory of Display Materials and Photoelectric Devices (Tianjin University of Technology), Ministry of Education, Tianjin 300384 (China)

    2014-05-15

    Highlights: • A method of high temperature melting is developed to fabricate PbBi nanowires. • The composition controllable and homogeneous PbBi nanowires can be synthesized. • The component proportion is controlled by adjusting electrodeposition time. • Pores of AAO play an important role during the formation of alloy nanowires. - Abstract: The ability of controlled component proportion for metallic alloy nanowires is still rather limited even after well over a decade of intensive research efforts. Here, a very simple method of high temperature melting in the pores of anodic aluminum oxide templates is developed to fabricate low melting point metallic alloy nanowires, in which the component proportion of elements can be controlled by adjusting electrodeposition time in the separate electrolytes. Taking the fabrication of PbBi alloy nanowires as example, we show how to control the uniform composition and component proportion of metallic alloy nanowires. The PbBi alloy nanowire arrays with three different atomic ratios of Bi–10 at.%, 30 at.%, 80 at.% respectively are successfully fabricated. The morphologies and composition of PbBi alloy nanowires are investigated by field-emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy equipped with X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy analyzer, and the crystal structures are determined by X-ray diffractometer. These results of experiments indicate that the composition controllable and homogeneous alloy nanowire arrays can be synthesized using this new method.

  2. Taguchi optimization approach for Pb(II) and Hg(II) removal from aqueous solutions using modified mesoporous carbon

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    Zolfaghari, Ghasem; Esmaili-Sari, Abbas [Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Mazandaran, P.O. Box: 46414-356 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Anbia, Mansoor, E-mail: anbia@iust.ac.ir [Research Laboratory of Nanoporous Materials, Faculty of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Farjam Street, Narmak, Tehran 16846 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Younesi, Habibollah [Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Mazandaran, P.O. Box: 46414-356 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Amirmahmoodi, Shahram [Research Laboratory of Nanoporous Materials, Faculty of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Farjam Street, Narmak, Tehran 16846 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghafari-Nazari, Ali [Loabiran Company, Research and Development Group, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-09-15

    Graphical abstract: The effect of agitation time (min) (A), initial concentration (mg/l) (B), dose of adsorbent (g/l) (C), temperature ({sup o}C) (D), and pH of solution (E), on the S/N ratio in the removal of lead (II) (left) and mercury (II) (right) by zinc oxide-modified mesoporous carbon CMK-3. Circles on figures indicate optimum conditions for adsorption process. Highlights: {yields} Using the Taguchi method, the removal of Pb(II) and Hg(II) by zinc oxide-modified CMK-3(Zn-OCMK-3) was optimized. {yields} The CMK-3 had high surface area which can accommodate ZnO in a spreading manner. {yields} The results suggest that Zn-OCMK-3 can be effectively used for remediation of Pb (97.25%) and Hg (99%). {yields} Removal of Pb(II) and Hg(II) were highly concentration dependent. - Abstract: Using the Taguchi method, this study presents a systematic optimization approach for removal of lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) by a nanostructure, zinc oxide-modified mesoporous carbon CMK-3 denoted as Zn-OCMK-3. CMK-3 was synthesized by using SBA-15 and then oxidized by nitric acid. The zinc oxide was loaded to the modified CMK-3 by the equilibrium adsorption of Zn(II) ions from aqueous solution followed by calcination to convert zinc nitrate to zinc oxide. The CMK-3 had porous structure and high specific surface area which can accommodate zinc oxide in a spreading manner, the zinc oxide connects to the carbon surface via oxygen atoms. The controllable factors such as agitation time, initial concentration, temperature, dose and pH of solution have been optimized. Under optimum conditions, the pollutant removal efficiency (PRE) was 97.25% for Pb(II) and 99% for Hg(II). The percentage contribution of each controllable factor was also determined. The initial concentration of pollutant is the most influential factor, and its value of percentage contribution is up to 31% and 43% for Pb and Hg, respectively. Our results show that the Zn-OCMK-3 is an effective nanoadsorbent for lead and mercury

  3. Behavior and influence of Pb and Bi in Ag-Cu-Zn brazing alloy

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    2000-01-01

    The effects of trace content of Pb and Bi elements on the spreading property and the strength of brazed joints of Ag-Cu-Zn filler metal have been studied. The results show that Pb has little effect on both above properties, and Bi has remarkable influence on the spreading property but little effect on the strength of brazed joint. Pb and Bi dissolve into the Ag-Cu-Zn matrix and will melt and gather at lower temperature when that alloy is being heated. Therefore a liquid forms on the surface of the Ag-Cu-Zn alloy and overlays the melting alloy, then keeps the filler metal away from the materials being joined, and so decreases the spreading property.

  4. Human biomonitoring for Cd, Hg and Pb in blood of inhabitants of the Sacco Valley (Italy

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    Sonia D'Ilio

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION. The Sacco Valley (Lazio, Italy is characterized by high density population and several industrial chemical productions that during the time had led to a substantial amount of by-products. The result was a severe environmental pollution of the area and in particular of the river Sacco. In 1991, the analysis of water and soils samples of three industrial landfills revealed the presence of organochlorine compounds and heavy metals. A research project named "Health of residents living in Sacco Valley area", coordinated by the regional Department of Epidemiology, was undertaken and financed to evaluate the state of health of the population living near those polluted areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Cd, Hg and Pb were quantified in 246 blood samples of potentially exposed residents of the Sacco Valley by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (Q-ICP-MS. RESULTS. Individuals who agreed to be sampled did not exhibit high levels of the elements. The distance from the river does not seem to be directly connected with the elements levels in blood. The contribution of these contaminants to the total intake due to ingestion of food was difficult to evaluate. The unclear trend of data would require a characterization of the polluted site with environmental sampling of different matrices.

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

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

    1994-01-01

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

  6. KEY COMPARISON: CCQM-K43: As, Hg, Pb, Se and methylmercury in salmon

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    Aregbe, Y.; Taylor, P. D. P.

    2006-01-01

    CCQM-K43 was organized as a follow-up key comparison to the previous pilot study on tuna fish. CCQM-K43 was an activity of the Inorganic Analysis Working Group (IAWG) of CCQM and was coordinated by the Joint Research Centre-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM, Geel, Belgium) of the European Commission (EC). In CCQM-K43 the amount contents of As, Hg, Pb, Se and methylmercury (CH3Hg) in salmon (muscle and skin) were the measurands under investigation. Results were reported by 12 national metrology institutes (NMIs). During the CCQM-IAWG autumn meeting in Berlin, October 2005, it was agreed that in CCQM-K43 the KCRV is calculated as the mixture model median (MM-median) of all reported results. The reported results of the NMIs fall within a range of +/-5% for arsenic and of +/-2% for lead and mercury relative to the KCRV. For selenium the spread of all laboratories but one is +/-8%. Also, for methlymercury four of the five participating NMIs reported results within 4% deviation from the KCRV. The methods applied were isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS) using sector field or quadrupole inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) or thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), external calibration using ICP-MS or atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and k0-neutron activation analysis (k0-NAA) were also used as analytical techniques. This report presents the participants' results in CCQM-K43 for all analytes under investigation. In Annex 1, the results with the KCRV, the equivalence statements and the results sorted according to analytical technique applied are presented. In Annex 2, the different approaches for methlymercury measurements are presented in more detail. In Annex 3, the questionnaire data are presented. Annex 4 compiles all the CCQM-K43 information documents. The pilot study CCQM-P39.1 was carried out in parallel to this key comparison for the same measurands in the same

  7. Biomonitoring of Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb in the Baluarte River basin associated to a mining area (NW Mexico).

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    Ruelas-Inzunza, J; Green-Ruiz, C; Zavala-Nevárez, M; Soto-Jiménez, M

    2011-08-15

    With the purpose of knowing seasonal variations of Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb in a river basin with past and present mining activities, elemental concentrations were measured in six fish species and four crustacean species in Baluarte River, from some of the mining sites to the mouth of the river in the Pacific Ocean between May 2005 and March 2006. In fish, highest levels of Cd (0.06 μg g ⁻¹ dry weight) and Cr (0.01 μg g⁻¹) were detected during the dry season in Gobiesox fluviatilis and Agonostomus monticola, respectively; the highest levels of Hg (0.56 μg g⁻¹) were detected during the dry season in Guavina guavina and Mugil curema. In relation to Pb, the highest level (1.65 μg g⁻¹) was detected in A. monticola during the dry season. In crustaceans, highest levels of Cd (0.05 μg g⁻¹) occurred in Macrobrachium occidentale during both seasons; highest concentration of Cr (0.09 μg g⁻¹) was also detected in M. occidentale during the dry season. With respect to Hg, highest level (0.20 μg g⁻¹) was detected during the rainy season in Macrobrachium americanum; for Pb, the highest concentration (2.4 μg g⁻¹) corresponded to Macrobrachium digueti collected in the dry season. Considering average concentrations of trace metals in surficial sediments from all sites, Cd (pseason. Biota sediment accumulation factors above unity were detected mostly in the case of Hg in fish during both seasons. On the basis of the metal levels in fish and crustacean and the provisional tolerable weekly intake of studied elements, people can eat up to 13.99, 0.79 and 2.34 kg of fish in relation to Cd, Hg and Pb, respectively; regarding crustaceans, maximum amounts were 11.33, 2.49 and 2.68 kg of prawns relative to levels of Cd, Hg and Pb, respectively. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Transverse peltier effect in Pb-Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} multilayer structures

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    Reitmaier, Christina; Walther, Franziska; Kyarad, Amir; Lengfellner, Hans [University of Regensburg (Germany)

    2009-07-01

    Metal-semiconductor multilayer structures show, according to model calculations, large anisotropy in their electrical and thermal transport properties. Multilayer stacks consisting of alternating layers of Pb and n-type Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and prepared by a heating procedure displayed large thermoelectric anisotropy up to {delta}S{approx}200 {mu} V/K, depending on the thickness ratio p=d{sub BiTe}/d{sub Pb}, where d{sub BiTe} and d{sub Pb} are the thicknesses of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Pb layers, respectively. From multilayer stacks, tilted samples with layers inclined with respect to the sample surface where obtained by cutting stacks obliquely to the stack axis. Non-zero off-diagonal elements in the Seebeck-tensor describing the thermopower of tilted samples allow for the occurance of a transverse Peltier effect. Experimental results demonstrate cooling by the transverse Peltier effect and are compared to model calculations.

  9. Bi-sulphotellurides associated with Pb - Bi - (Sb ± Ag, Cu, Fe) sulphosalts: an example from the Stan Terg deposit in Kosovo

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    Kołodziejczyk, Joanna; Pršek, Jaroslav; Voudouris, Panagiotis Ch.; Melfos, Vasilios

    2017-08-01

    New mineralogical and mineral-chemical data from the Stan Terg deposit, Kosovo, revealed the presence of abundant Bi-sulphotellurides associated with Bi- and Sb-sulphosalts and galena in pyrite-pyrrhotite-rich skarn-free ore bodies (ores without skarn minerals). The Bi-bearing association comprises Bi-sulphotellurides (joséite-A, joséite-B, unnamed phase A with a chemical formula close to (Bi,Pb)2(TeS)2, unnamed phase B with a chemical composition close to (Bi,Pb)2.5Te1.5S1.5), ikunolite, cosalite, Sb-lillianite, members of the kobellite series and Bi-jamesonite. Compositional trends of the Bi-sulphotellurides suggest lattice-scale incorporation of Bi-(Pb)-rich module and/or admixture with submicroscopic PbS layers in modulated structures, or complicated Bi-Te substitution. Cosalite is characterized by high Sb (max. 3.94 apfu), and low Cu and Ag (up to 0.72 apfu of Cu+Ag). Jamesonite from this mineralization has elevated Bi content, from 0.85 to 2.30 apfu. The negligible content of Au and Ag in the Bi-sulphotellurides, the low content of Ag in Bi-sulphosalts, together with the lack of Au-Ag bearing phases in the mineralization, indicate either ore deposition from fluid(s) depleted in precious metals, or physico-chemical conditions of ore formation preventing Au and Ag precipitation at the deposit site. The temperature of initial mineralization may have exceeded 400 °C as suggested by the lamellar exsolution textures observed in lillianite, which indicate breakdown textures from decomposition of high-temperature initial crystals. Non-stoichiometric phases among the Bi-sulphosalts and sulphotellurides studied at Stan Terg reflect modulated growth processes in a metasomatic environment.

  10. Spatial distribution and accumulation of Hg in soil surrounding a Zn/Pb smelter.

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    Wu, Qingru; Wang, Shuxiao; Wang, Long; Liu, Fang; Lin, Che-Jen; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Fengyang

    2014-10-15

    Nonferrous metal smelting is an important atmospheric mercury (Hg) emission source that has significant local and global impacts. To quantify the impact of Hg emission from non-ferrous metal smelter on the surrounding soil, an integrated model parameterizing the processes of smelter emission, air dispersion, atmospheric deposition and Hg accumulation in soil was developed. The concentrations of gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) around the smelter and the spatial distribution of Hg in the surrounding soil were measured and compared with the model results. Atmospheric deposition of Hg emitted from the smelter was identified as the main source of Hg accumulation in the surrounding soil. From 1960 to 2011, the smelter emitted approximately 105 t of Hg into the atmosphere, of which 15 t deposited locally and resulted in an increase of Hg concentration in soil from 0.12 to 1.77 mg kg(-1). A detailed examination of wind rose and model data suggested that the area within 1.0-1.5 km northwest and southeast of the smelter was most severely impacted. It was estimated that the smelter operation from 1969 to 1990, when large scale emission controls were not implemented, resulted in 6450 μg m(-2)yr(-1) of Hg net deposition and a model simulated increase of 0.40 mg kg(-1) of Hg accumulation in the soil. During the period from 1991 to 2011, atmospheric Hg emission from the smelter alone increased the average concentration in soil from 0.41 mg kg(-1) to 0.45 mg kg(-1). In the past 50 years, over 86% of Hg emitted from this smelter went into the global pool, indicating the importance of controlling Hg emissions from non-ferrous metal smelters.

  11. [Influence of inorganic ions and humic acid on the removal of Pb(II) and Hg(II) in water by zero-valent iron].

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    Shi, Qiu-Ling; Zhou, Xin; Zhang, Jin-Zhong; Qiu, Xin-Kai

    2014-08-01

    The effects of Ca2+, Cl- and humic acid (HA) on the removal rates of Pb(II) and Hg(II) in water by zero-valent (ZVI) and the kinetic characteristics were studied, and the removal mechanism of Pb(II) and Hg(II) by ZVI were preliminarily investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicated that the removal mechanism of Pb(II) might mainly be attributed to the adsorption and co-precipitation of ZVI, while that of Hg(II) might mainly be attributed to the oxidation-reduction of ZVI. With the increase of Ca2+ concentration, the removal rates of Hg(II) and Pb(II) showed the trends of gradual increase and slight decrease, respectively. The Hg(II) removal increased with increasing Cl- concentration, whereas no obvious increase in Pb(II) removal was observed. The removal rates of Hg(II) and Pb(II) showed the trends of slow increase and slow decrease with increasing HA concentration, respectively. When Ca2+, Cl- and HA coexisted, the removal rates of Hg(II) and Pb(II) reached 99.71% and 97.95%, respectively. The removal processes of Pb(II) and Hg(II) could be described by pseudo first-order reaction kinetic equations when Ca2+, Cl- and HA existed alone and in combination. The removal rate constant of Pb(II) was the maxinum (0.024 0 min(-1)) when 5 mg x L(-1) HA existed alone, whereas that of Hg(II) was the maximum (0.0169 min(-1)) when 0.80 mmol x L(-1) Ca2+ existed alone.

  12. Specific-heat of polycrystalline (Hg,Pb)Ba 2Ca 2C 3O 8+δ near T c

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    Jeandupeux, O.; Schilling, A.; Büchi, S.; Guo, J. D.; Ott, H. R.

    1994-12-01

    We have measured the specific heat of polycrystalline (Hg,Pb)Ba 2Ca 2Cu 3O 8+δ between 60 K and 200 K with a calorimeter based on the standard continuous-heating method. The occurence of an anomaly in Cp( T)/ T peaking at Tc for these samples clearly shows that superconductivity is a bulk phenomenon in this type of compound. After subtraction of a fitted background, we deduce a value of ΔCp/ Tc≈27 mJ/mole K 2 for a 15% Pb-doped sample containing ≈60% of Hg-1223. An as-prepared sample containing Hg 0.8Pb 0.2Ba 2Ca 2Cu 3O 8+δ as the dominant phase shows a distinct anomaly in the specific heat data at Tc=130 K and at Tc=115 K for a specimen cut from the same initial sample after oxygen annealing. The size and the shape of the specific heat anomalies are very similar, irrespective of the value of Tc and thus hole-dopping level.

  13. Properties and Structure of the F-doped (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductor

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    高孝恢; 王小刚; 蒋淑芬; 李洁; 高赛; 郑国栋

    1994-01-01

    By using TEM, XPS, IR, position annihilation and differential specific heat measurements, the properties and structure of the F-doped (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor have been studied. The results show that the fluorine atoms are homogeneously distributed in superconducting phase and substituted for the oxygen atoms at O(2) crystallographic sites; the Pb-F and Cu-F bonds are formed. F-doping results in the variance of the incommensurate modulation structure, the increase of the point defects and chemical pressure, the enhancement of flux pinning effect and the change of the electronic structure and chemical bond, and greatly improves superconductive properties of the 2223 phase (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O.

  14. Magnetic and structural properties of Bi(2223doped by pb and Sb

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    H. Salamati

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available   In a systematic approach, we have investigated the effect of the presence of Pb and Sb in the Bi site in a BSCCO (2223 phase superconductor. There are some contradictory reports in substitution of Sb in the Bi site. Some researchers report an increase in the Tc of these materials. So, we have made an accurate stoichiometry of these superconductors and selected extra pure starting materials with appropriate ratios of Pb+Sb.   The susceptility of these samples have been measured and the structures of the systems have been studied by SEM and XRD. The results of this investigation show that, Although the presence of Pb is essential for formation of (2223 phase, but addition of small amount of Sb helps to stabilize and enhance the ratio of higher phase. Our results show that, presence of Sb would raise the critical current density, but would not affect the Tc of these superconductors.

  15. Temporal changes in Hg, Pb, Cd and Zn environmental concentrations in the southern Baltic Sea sediments dated with 210Pb method

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    Tamara Zalewska

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents data on heavy metal – Hg, Pb, Cd and Zn – distribution in the layers of marine sediments from the off-shore areas of the southern Baltic Sea: Gdańsk Deep, SE Gotland Basin and Bornholm Deep. Depth profiles of metal concentrations were converted to time-based profiles using the 210Pb dating method and verified by 137Cs distribution in the vertical profile. The linear sedimentation rates in the Gdańsk Deep and SE Gotland Basin are similar, 0.18 cm yr−1 and 0.14 cm yr−1, respectively, while the region of the Bornholm Deep is characterized by a greater sedimentation rate: 0.31 cm yr−1. Regarding anthropogenic pressure, Gdańsk Deep receives the largest share among the analyzed regions. The maximal metal concentrations detected in this area were Zn – 230 mg kg−1, Pb – 77 mg kg−1, Cd – 2.04 mg kg−1 and Hg – 0.27 mg kg−1. The least impact of anthropogenic pressure was noticeable in SE Gotland Basin. The combination of sediment dating with the analysis of vertical distribution of heavy metals in sediments benefited in the determination of target metal concentrations used in environmental status assessments. Reference values of heavy metal concentrations in marine sediments were determined as: Zn – 110 mg kg−1, Pb – 30 mg kg−1, Cd – 0.3 mg kg−1 and Hg – 0.05 mg kg−1 from the period of minor anthropogenic pressure. Basing on the determined indices: enrichment factor (EF, geoaccumulation indicator (Igeo and contamination factor (CF the status of marine environment was assessed regarding the pollution with heavy metals.

  16. Heavy metals (Pb, Cd, As and MeHg) as risk factors for cognitive dysfunction: A general review of metal mixture mechanism in brain.

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    Karri, Venkatanaidu; Schuhmacher, Marta; Kumar, Vikas

    2016-12-01

    Human exposure to toxic heavy metals is a global challenge. Concurrent exposure of heavy metals, such as lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and methylmercury (MeHg) are particularly important due to their long lasting effects on the brain. The exact toxicological mechanisms invoked by exposure to mixtures of the metals Pb, Cd, As and MeHg are still unclear, however they share many common pathways for causing cognitive dysfunction. The combination of metals may produce additive/synergetic effects due to their common binding affinity with NMDA receptor (Pb, As, MeHg), Na(+) - K(+) ATP-ase pump (Cd, MeHg), biological Ca(+2) (Pb, Cd, MeHg), Glu neurotransmitter (Pb, MeHg), which can lead to imbalance between the pro-oxidant elements (ROS) and the antioxidants (reducing elements). In this process, ROS dominates the antioxidants factors such as GPx, GS, GSH, MT-III, Catalase, SOD, BDNF, and CERB, and finally leads to cognitive dysfunction. The present review illustrates an account of the current knowledge about the individual metal induced cognitive dysfunction mechanisms and analyse common Mode of Actions (MOAs) of quaternary metal mixture (Pb, Cd, As, MeHg). This review aims to help advancement in mixture toxicology and development of next generation predictive model (such as PBPK/PD) combining both kinetic and dynamic interactions of metals. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Polymorphism in Bi{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}O{sub 10.5}

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    Watanabe, Akiteru; Kitami, Yoshizo; Takenouchi, Satoshi [National Inst. for Research in Inorganic Materials, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Boivin, J.C. [ENSCL et USTL, Villeneuve d`Ascq (France). Lab. de Cristallochimie et Physicochimie du Solide; Sammes, N. [Univ. of Waikato, Hamilton (New Zealand). Centre for Technology

    1999-04-01

    This paper describes the phase and structural relations between three polymorphs of Bi{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}O{sub 10.5}. The low-temperature stable phase named {beta}{sub L} crystallizes in the triclinic system with a = 14.903(1) {angstrom}, b = 14.184(1) {angstrom}, c = 7.2115(7) {angstrom}, {alpha} = 97.216(8){degree}, {beta} = 118.434(6){degree}, {gamma} = 80.647(8){degree}, and Z = 4. The unquenchable high-temperature stable phase labeled {beta} forms a solid solution and has an anti-{alpha}-AgI-type structure with the space group Im3m; {beta}-Bi{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}O{sub 10.5} has a = 4.40 {angstrom} at 600 C and Z = 2 (Bi{sub 5/8}Pb{sub 3/8}O{sub 10.5/8}). The metastable phase termed {beta}{sub 2} also forms a solid solution and crystallizes in the tetragonal system with the possible space group P4{sub 2}/n; {beta}{sub 2}-Bi{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}O{sub 10.5} has a = 12.132(1) {angstrom}, c = 20.059(2) {angstrom}, and Z = 9. The {beta}{sub L} phase transforms to the {beta} phase at about 585 C; on subsequent cooling, at about 560 C, the {beta} phase changes to the {beta}{sub 2} phase which is kept to room temperature. The {beta}{sub 2} phase reverts to the {beta}{sub L} phase by annealing at low temperatures, e.g., at 500 C. The structure of {beta}{sub L}-Bi{sub 5}Pb{sub 3}O{sub 10.5} is based on a pseudo-bcc {beta}-type subcell, and the transformation matrix is ({minus}2, 2, 2)/(1, {minus}1, 3)/(3/2, {1/2}, {minus}{1/2}). The structure of the {beta}{sub 2} phase is connected to that of red tetragonal PbO-type structure according to (3, 0, 0)/(0, 3, 0)/(0, 0, 4). From the viewpoint of the lone pair of electrons on Bi{sup 3+} and Pb{sup 2+}, the metastability of the {beta}{sub 2} phase is discussed.

  18. PILOT STUDY: CCQM-P39.1: As, Hg, Pb, Se and methylmercury in salmon

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    Aregbe, Y.; Taylor, P. D. P.

    2006-01-01

    CCQM-P39.1 was organized as a follow-up pilot study in parallel to the key comparison CCQM-K43 after the previous pilot study on tuna fish. CCQM-P39.1 was an activity of the Inorganic Analysis Working Group (IAWG) of CCQM and was coordinated by the Joint Research Centre-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM, Geel, Belgium) of the European Commission (EC). In CCQM-P39.1 the amount contents of As, Hg, Pb, Se and methylmercury (CH3Hg) in salmon (muscle and skin) were the measurands under investigation. Besides the national metrology institutes (NMIs) also non-IAWG members, expert laboratories for mercury and methylmercury measurements, were invited to participate in this pilot study. Results were reported by six IAWG members and six expert laboratories. During the CCQM-IAWG autumn meeting in Berlin, October 2005, it was agreed that in CCQM-K43 the KCRV is calculated as the mixture model median (MM-median) of all reported results. Therefore in CCQM-P39.1 the reported results are presented graphically with the KCRV from CCQM-K43. The reported results of the IAWG members fall within a range of +/-4% for arsenic and lead relative to the CCQM-K43 KCRV. For mercury, the spread was +/-2%, but one IAWG member reported a very large uncertainty on the measurement result. For selenium the spread of IAGW members is +/-2% deviation from the CCQM-K43 KCRV. Including the reported results from the invited expert laboratories, the spread of results increased for arsenic, lead and mercury to +/-8%. The reported results including the experts fall within a range of +/-20% for selenium and +/-30% for methylmercury. The methods applied were isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS) using sector field or quadrupole inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), external calibration or standard addition using ICP-MS, atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS), atomic emission detection (AED) and electron capture detection (ECD

  19. High-pressure anisotropic distortion of Pb3Bi2S6

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    Olsen, Lars Arnskov; Balic Zunic, Tonci; Makovicky, Emil

    2008-01-01

    The compound Pb3Bi2S6 is investigated by X-ray diffraction on single crystals in a diamond-anvil cell between 0.0001 and 10.5 GPa. It undergoes a first-order phase transition at hydrostatic pressure between 3.7 and 4.9 Gpa. The space group symmetry changes from Bbmm to Pbnm, and the unit-cell vol......The compound Pb3Bi2S6 is investigated by X-ray diffraction on single crystals in a diamond-anvil cell between 0.0001 and 10.5 GPa. It undergoes a first-order phase transition at hydrostatic pressure between 3.7 and 4.9 Gpa. The space group symmetry changes from Bbmm to Pbnm, and the unit...... of chemical bonds in the structure. In the case of Pb3Bi2S6 the transition is achieved by the change of the archetypal architecture of the structure-building modules from a PbS-like to  SnS-like arrangement and a loss of mirror planes on the contact surfaces of modules. The phase transition is reversible...

  20. The average concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni and Pb in residential soil and drinking water obtained from springs and wells in Rosia Montana area.

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The average concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni and Pb in n=84 residential soil samples, in Rosia Montana area, analyzed by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry are...

  1. Simultaneous determination of Hg(II) and alkylated Hg, Pb, and Sn species in human body fluids using SPME-GC/MS-MS

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    Dunemann, L.; Hajimiragha, H.; Begerow, J. [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Medizinisches Inst. fuer Umwelthygiene, Duesseldorf (Germany)

    1999-03-01

    A GC/MS-MS method for the determination of Hg(II) and alkylated Hg, Pb, and Sn species in human urine is described. Separation and identification of the metal species are performed by capillary gas chromatography coupled with an ion-trap mass spectrometer with electron impact ionization in the tandem-MS mode. For sample preparation a very promising technique was applied that is based on a derivatization with sodium tetraethylborate followed by headspace solid phase microextraction (SPME). Operation of the used ion trap in the tandem-MS mode yields in improved detection limits because of a signal-to-noise ratio that is at least one order of magnitude better than in the MS mode. The detection limits in real matrices like urine are between 7 and 22 ng/L for all species investigated. Urinary levels of inorganic Hg in non-occupationally exposed persons with and without dental amalgam were found to be between 0.1 and 1.4 {mu}g/L. A reference material (``ClinRep, Level I``) was used for quality assurance. Compared to the coupling of GC with ICP-MS (``inorganic`` MS), the advantage of the proposed method using an ``organic`` MS is that (i) the species can be directly identified via their precursor and daughter ions and (ii) analysis can be performed with a commercially available hyphenated technique at moderate costs and needs no lab-made interfacing. Moreover, it offers a real multi-element/multi-species capability with low detection limits and a minimum of sample preparation. (orig.) With 1 fig., 1 tab., 9 refs.

  2. Assessment of Individual and Combined Toxicities of Four Non-Essential Metals (As, Cd, Hg and Pb in the Microtox Assay

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    Paul B. Tchounwou

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Although most researches with non-essential metals (NEMs have been done with single or individual metals, in reality, organisms are often exposed to multiple contaminants at the same time through the air, food and water. In this study, we tested the toxicity of four NEMs, As, Cd, Pb, and Hg, individually and as a composite mixture using the microtox bioassay. This assay uses the reduction of bioluminescence of the bacterium Vibrio fischeri as a measure of toxicity. The concentrations of each chemical in the mixture were based on multiples of their maximum contaminant levels (MCLs set by the U.S. EPA. The highest concentration of exposure was 20 times the MCL, which translated into 200, 100, 40 and 300 ppb for As, Cd, Hg and Pb, respectively. The ratio for the mixture from these concentrations was 10:5:2:15 for As, Cd, Hg and Pb, respectively. Among the individual metals tested, the ranking of toxicity was Hg>Pb>Cd>As based on the EC50 values of 109, 455, 508 and 768 ppb for Hg, Pb, Cd and As, respectively. The EC50 for the composite mixture was 495% MCL which translated into nominal concentrations of 49, 25, 10 and 74 ppb for As, Cd, Hg, and Pb, respectively. Overall, the EC50 value of each NEM within the mixture was lower than the EC50 of the individual chemical; an evidence of synergism for the mixture. The individual toxic units (TU were 0.06, 0.05, 0.09, and 0.16 for As, Cd Hg, and Pb, respectively and the summed toxic unit (TU was 0.37 (less than 1. This study provides needed scientific data necessary for carrying out complete risk assessment of As, Cd, Hg, and Pb mixtures of some priority compounds.

  3. The inhomogeneities of (Pb,Bi)2223 superconducting tapes and their detection

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    Leeuwen, S. van

    1999-05-01

    This thesis consists of two parts: first, the inhomogeneities that were observed in high temperature superconducting (Pb,Bi)2223 tapes were studied followed by the design of two rigs which were built to detect them. These investigations concentrated on (Pb,Bi)2223 phase high temperature superconducting tapes. Superconductors and their applications were briefly evaluated. It was found that high temperature superconductors have unique properties which cannot be duplicated by their counterparts. However, it was noted that there are significant improvements to be made before they can be commercially viable. An investigation was carried out into the variation of core density within cross sections and along lengths of (Pb,Bi)2223 tapes during fabrication. It was observed that rolling and thermal treatment brought about a non-uniform core density in both these aspects of tile tape. This was followed by an investigation into the effect of core density on the formation of the (Pb,Bi)2223 phase. It was shown that a high core density formed the (Pb,Bi)2223 phase at a slower rate than a lower core density under the thermal treatment. A high core density and a slow heating rate produced smaller 2212 grains at the end of the incubation period. Smaller 2212 grains were thought to be linked to the faster formation of the (Pb,B1)2223 phase. The highest Jc was from a high core density tape which had the smaller 2212 grains at the end of incubation period. Smaller 2212 grains were thought to aid a more homogeneous conversion to the (Pb,Bi)2223 phase. Alloy-sheathed (Pb,Bi)2223 superconducting tapes were produced in order to fabricate a more homogeneous core density. It was found that the alloy sheath (with an addition of 15% wt Ag in the precursor powder) changed the characteristics of the core in several ways: the formation of the (Pb,Bi)2223 phase was homogeneous across the thickness of the core, a smaller 2212 grain size was formed at the end of the incubation period and a higher

  4. Tensile testing of MANET II in flowing Pb-Bi alloy at elevated temperature

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    Glasbrenner, H. E-mail: heike.glasbrenner@psi.ch; Viol, D

    2002-11-01

    Experiments were carried out to study the influence of lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) on the tensile properties of the martensitic CrNiMoVNb steel named MANET II (Martensit for Next European Torus) considered as structural material for the first wall and blanket in fusion reactor conceptual design. In order to investigate a possible liquid metal embrittlement (LME) effect, tensile tests in flowing Pb-Bi at various temperatures (between 180 and 300 deg. C) were carried out. For comparison of the tensile test results achieved in Pb-Bi, tests were also carried out in the same facility but in an Ar atmosphere at the same temperature. After the tests, the fracture faces of the specimens were examined by SEM to analyse the fracture type (brittle or ductile). Additionally the ruptured specimens were longitudinally sectioned and analysed by metallurgical and SEM examinations.

  5. Ultrasonic studies of aluminium-substituted Bi(Pb)-2223 superconductors

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    M B Solunke; P U Sharma; M P Pandy; V K Lakhani; K B Modi; P Venugopal Reddy; S S Shah

    2005-09-01

    The compositional dependence of elastic properties of Al3+ -substituted Bi(Pb)-2223 superconducting system with the general formula Bi1.7-AlPb0.3Sr2Ca2-Cu3O ( = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3) have been studied by means of ultrasonic pulse transmission (UPT) technique at 1 MHz (300 K). The elastic moduli of the specimens are computed and corrected to zero porosity. The observed variation of elastic constants with aluminium substitution has been explained on the basis of the strength of inter-atomic bonding. The applicability of heterogeneous metal mixture rule for estimating elastic constants and transition temperature has been tested.

  6. Half-metallic antiferromagnetism in double perovskite BiPbCrCuO{sub 6}

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    Weng, Ke-Chuan [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Wang, Y. K., E-mail: kant@ntnu.edu.tw [Center for General Education and Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2015-05-07

    The electronic structure and magnetic properties of BiPbCrCuO{sub 6} double perovskite are investigated based on first-principles density functional calculations with generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and GGA incorporated with Coulomb correlation interaction U (GGA + U). The results suggest the half-metallic (HM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) properties of BiPbCrCuO{sub 6} double perovskite. The HM-AFM property of the double perovskite is caused by the double-exchange mechanism between neighboring Cr{sup 5+}(t{sub 2g}{sup 1}↓) and Cu{sup 2+}(t{sub 2g}{sup 3}↑t{sub 2g}{sup 3}↓e{sub g}{sup 2}↑e{sub g}↓) via the intermediate O{sup 2−}(2s{sup 2}2p{sup 6}) ion.

  7. Hot isostatic pressure reaction treatment of Ag-sheathed Bi,Pb(2223) tapes

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    Beneduce, C.; Giannini, E.; Passerini, R.; Witz, G.; Seeber, B.; Flükiger, R.

    2002-08-01

    One of the parameters of power in tube (PIT) processed Bi,Pb(2223) tapes which still leaves room for improvement is the density of the filaments, presently reported to be around 80-90%. To some extent this can be addressed with optimised intermediate deformation methods, such as periodic pressing, but this solution is limited by the necessity to heal the damage after deformation. The synthesis of the Bi,Pb(2223) phase whilst applying a hot isostatic pressure (HIP) has been found to be an attractive alternative route to obtain higher ceramic density. In this work we compare the properties of tapes processed under various isostatic pressure up to 1000 bar. High pressure was found to fasten the kinetics of phase formation. SEM observation showed an increased density of the ceramic core in HIP processed tapes. 20 h annealing under 100 bar improved the critical current density by 30% compared to the standard first heat treatment in PIT process.

  8. Optical and structural properties of Pb S:Bi{sup 3+} nano crystals

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    Gutierrez P, R.; Portillo M, O.; Chaltel L, L.; Zamora T, M. [Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Materials Science Laboratory, Apdo. Postal 1067, 72001 Puebla, Puebla (Mexico); Chavez P, M.; Palomino M, R., E-mail: osporti@yahoo.com.mx [Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicomatematicas, Posgrado en Optoelectronica, Apdo. Postal 1067, 72001 Puebla, Puebla (Mexico)

    2015-07-01

    We report here the growth of nanocrystalline Pb S thin films by chemical bath and the effects of doping on the structural and electronics properties as a function of Bi{sup 3+} concentration. Doping of such Pb S films with Bi{sup 3+} produces considerable optical and structural changes that have an effect on the material properties. The morphological changes of the layers were followed by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (Sem). X-ray diffraction spectra show growth of the zinc blende phase. The grain size for the undoped samples was found to be ∼ 32 nm, whereas that for the doped samples was 25-15 nm, thus confirming AFM and Sem results. A conspicuous shift for the forbidden band gap energy was observed by optical absorption from 1.2 eV for the undoped samples to a 1.7-2-0 eV range for the doped films. (Author)

  9. Muon Knight shift study of pseudogap state in underdoped (Bi,Pb)2201

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    Miyazaki, M., E-mail: mmiya@post.kek.j [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Kadono, R. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Hiraishi, M.; Satoh, K.H. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Takeshita, S. [Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Koda, A. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Fukunaga, Y.; Tanabe, Y.; Adachi, T.; Koike, Y. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)

    2010-12-15

    We performed zero-field muon spin rotation/relaxation (ZF-{mu}SR) measurements on high-quality single-crystalline samples of Bi{sub 1.76}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.89}CuO{sub 6+{delta}} [(Bi,Pb)2201] over a wide doping region controlled by oxygen depletion ({delta}). We find that there is no static magnetic order above {approx}2 K in any of these samples including underdoped samples. The absence of slow antiferromagnetic fluctuation in the underdoped region allows reliable muon Knight shift measurements, which provides a direct evidence of reduced density of states at lower temperatures or 'pseudogap'.

  10. RESPONSES OF MEMBRANE PROTECTION ENZYME SYSTEM OF TOBACCO LEAVES ON Hg, Cd AND Pb STRESSES IN SOIL%烟草叶片膜保护酶系统对土壤Hg,Cd,Pb胁迫的响应

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    严重玲; 林鹏; 王晓蓉

    2002-01-01

    采用盆栽实验,就烟草膜保护酶系统对土壤Hg,Cd,Pb胁迫的响应进行研究.结果表明:随着Hg,Cd,Pb浓度的增加,POD活性逐渐增加,CAT活性逐渐减小,SOD活性在三种元素共同作用时逐渐下降,在元素单一或两两作用时,SOD活性呈单峰曲线,但总体水平仍较低.土壤Hg,Cd,Pb的这种影响表现出三元素共同作用>两两元素作用>单一元素作用.影响的结果造成活性氧产生与清除之间的不平衡,致使相关生理生化过程紊乱.三种重金属对烟草活性氧清除系统的影响表现出明显地协同作用.%Pot experiment was used to study the responses of membrane protection enzyme system of tobac-co loves on Hg, Cd and Pb stresses in soil. The results showed that POD activity gradually increased with in-creasing concetrations of Hg, Cd and Pb. CAT and SOD activity gradually decreased under three heavy metalscommon existing and SOD variation curve showed unimodal curve under single or two elements existing withincrease of concentration of Hg, Cd and Pb. The effects of Hg, Cd and Pb in soil: three elemets together>twoelements together>single element only. The effects resulted in an imbalance -- activated oxygen produce andscavenge and physiological biochemical process disorder. There was a synergistic action for the effect of Hg, Cdand Pb in soil on membrane protection enzyme system in tobacco leaves.

  11. Determination of Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb in plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with collision-reaction interface technology.

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    Santos, Mirian C; Nóbrega, Joaquim A; Cadore, Solange

    2011-06-15

    A procedure based on the use of a quadrupole inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer equipped with a collision-reaction interface (CRI) for control of spectral overlap interferences was developed for simultaneous determination of Cd, Cr, Hg, and Pb in plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The injection of H(2) and He (80 and 60 mL min(-1), respectively) into the sampled plasma, colliding and reacting with potentially interfering polyatomic ions, allows interference-free determination of chromium via its isotopes (52)Cr and (53)Cr that are freed from overlap due to the occurrence of (40)Ar(12)C(+), (40)Ar(12)C(1)H(+), (36)S(16)O(+) or (1)H(36)S(16)O(+). Cadmium, Hg and Pb were directly determined via their isotopes (110)Cd, (111)Cd, (112)Cd, (199)Hg, (200)Hg, (201)Hg, (202)Hg, (206)Pb, (207)Pb, and (208)Pb, without using CRI. The CRI can be quickly activated or deactivated before each analyte measurement. Limits of detection for (52)Cr were 0.04 or 0.14 μg L(-1) with He or H(2) injected in CRI. Cadmium and Pb have LODs between 0.02 and 0.08 μg L(-1) and Hg had 0.93-0.98 μg L(-1), without using CRI. Analyte concentrations for samples varied from 16 to 43, 1 to 11, 4 to 12, and 5 to 13 mg kg(-1) for Cr, Cd, Hg and Pb, respectively.

  12. The crystal structure of kudriavite, (Cd,Pb)Bi2S4

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    Balic Zunic, Tonci; Makovicky, Emil

    2007-01-01

    The crystal structure of kudriavite, (Cd,Pb)Bi2S4, a new mineral species, was solved from single-crystal X-ray-diffraction data and refi ned to R = 4.9% (4.3% for a model with split mixed-cation sites). Lattice parameters are a 13.095(1), b 4.0032(3), c 14.711(1) Å, 115.59(1)°, V 695.6(1) Å3...

  13. Tinjauan terhadap tailing mengandung unsur pencemar Arsen (As), Merkuri (Hg), Timbal (Pb), dan Kadmium (Cd) dari sisa pengolahan bijih logam

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    Danny Zulkifli Herman

    2014-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.17014/ijog.vol1no1.20064aWhen tailing of a mining activity is discharged into either landscape or river body, the pollutan element wastes are possible to disperse within those areas and may cause pollution on environment. The environment pollution hazards of arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) probably occurred if tailing with the content of those elements is not handled properly. Particularly in the tropical regions, higher rates of chemical weathering...

  14. Tensile tests on MANET II steel in circulating Pb-Bi eutectic

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    Glasbrenner, H. E-mail: heike.glasbrenner@psi.ch; Groeschel, F.; Kirchner, T

    2003-05-15

    Off-beam tensile tests have been performed on MANET II steel in the eutectic Pb-55.5Bi (LBE) and Ar during commissioning of the LiSoR loop, an experimental liquid metal loop, which was developed to investigate the influence of Pb-Bi on possible structural materials under static load and irradiation. Test temperatures were 180-300 deg. C. MANET II (11% CrMoVNb steel) exhibits good swelling and creep resistance behaviour under irradiation up to around 500 deg. C. Good corrosion resistance of this material is expected due to the absence of the element Ni in the steel matrix which has a high solubility in LBE. All specimens showed a ductile fracture in Ar. In LBE a loss of ductility was observed at the test temperatures of 250 and 300 deg. C in comparison to the Ar samples. SEM analysis of the fracture surface of these specimens revealed a mixed mode, i.e. dimple and brittle fracture and penetration of Pb-Bi along the grain boundaries, which is a typical finding for liquid metal embrittlement.

  15. Processing Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductors from amorphous state

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    Chiang, C. K.; Freiman, S. W.; Wong-Ng, W.; Hwang, N. M.; Shapiro, A. J.; Hill, M. D.; Cook, L. P.; Shull, R. D.; Swartzendruber, L. J.; Bennett, L. H.

    1990-01-01

    Researchers produced superconducting ceramics of the Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system started from a glass. To form the glass, the mixed oxide powder was melted at 1200 C in air. The liquid was quenched rapidly by pouring it onto an aluminum plate and rapidly pressing with another plate. The quenched compound was in the form of black amorphous solid, whose x-ray powder pattern has no crystalline peaks. After heat treatment at high temperatures, the glass crystallized into a superconductor. The crystalline phases in the superconductor identified using x-ray diffraction patterns. These phases were that associated with the superconducting phases of T(sub c) = 80 K (Bi2Ca1Sr2Cu2Ox) and of T(sub c) = 110 K (Bi2Ca2Sr2Cu3Ox). The dc resistivity and the ac susceptibility of these superconductors were studied.

  16. Distribution of toxic metals, Hg, Cd and Pb in zooplankton along the Indian coasts

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    Sengupta, R.; Kureishy, T.W.

    and Pb show interesting ranges which are discussed in the light of the availability and presence of these two toxic metals in the Indian marine environment. The importance of zooplankton in distributing these elements in the marine environment...

  17. Magnetoresistance and magnetothermopower properties of Bi/Ca/Co/O and Bi(Pb)/Ca/Co/O misfit layer cobaltites

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    Maignan, A; Hervieu, M; Michel, C; Pelloquin, D; Khomskii, D

    2003-01-01

    Two new compounds of the Bi/Ca/Co/O and Bi(Pb)/Ca/Co/O systems have been prepared. Their structure is built up from the intergrowth of four rock-salt-type layers and one [CoO sub 2 ] hexagonal layer. Both cobaltites exhibit large thermopower values (S sub 3 sub 0 sub 0 sub K approx 140 mu V K sup - sup 1), low resistivity values (rho sub 3 sub 0 sub 0 sub K = 40-60 m OMEGA cm) and small thermal conductivities (kappa sub 3 sub 0 sub 0 sub K approx 1 W K sup - sup 1 m sup - sup 1). Furthermore, these compounds exhibit a negative magnetoresistance, (MR = rho sub H - rho sub H sub sub 0 /rho sub H sub = sub 0), reaching, at 2.5 K, - 85% in 7 T for the Bi/Ca/Co/O misfit cobaltite. A large negative magnetothermopower is also found for these cobaltites in the same temperature range. A qualitative explanation of the observed behaviour is proposed.

  18. Study of the Neutron Deficient Pb and Bi Isotopes by Simultaneous Atomic- and Nuclear-Spectroscopy

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    Kessler, T

    2002-01-01

    We propose to study systematically nuclear properties of the neutron deficient lead $^{183-189}$Pb, $^{191g}$Pb, $^{193g}$Pb and bismuth isotopes $^{188-200}$Bi by atomic spectroscopy with the ISOLDE resonance ionisation laser ion source (RILIS) combined with simultaneous nuclear spectroscopy at the detection set-up. The main focus is the determination of the mean square charge radii of $^{183-190}$Pb and $^{188-193}$Bi from which the influence of low-lying intruder states should become obvious. Also the nuclear spin and magnetic moments of ground-states and long-lived isomers will be determined unambiguously through evaluation of the hyperfine structure, and new isomers could be discovered. The decay properties of these nuclei can be measured by $\\alpha$-$\\gamma$ and $\\beta$-$\\gamma$ spectroscopy. With this data at hand, possible shape transitions around mid-shell at N$\\sim$104 will be studied. This data is crucial for the direct test of nuclear theory in the context of intruder state influence (e.g. energy ...

  19. Coherent view of crystal chemistry and ab initio analyses of Pb(II) and Bi(III) Lone Pair in square planar coordination

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    Matar, Samir F.; Galy, Jean

    2014-01-01

    The stereochemistry of 6s2 (E) lone pair of divalent Pb and trivalent Bi (PbII and BiIII designated by M*) in structurally related PbO, PbFX (X= Cl, Br, I), BiOX (X= F, Cl, Br, I) and Bi2NbO5F is rationalized. The lone pair LP presence determined by its sphere of influence E, equal to those of oxygen or fluorine anions, was settled by its center then giving M*-E directions and distances. Detailed description of structural features of both elements in the title compounds characterized by [PbEO...

  20. Influence of Pb-rich phases of precursor powder on microstructural evolution in the silver-sheathed (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes

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    Chen, X.P.; Grivel, Jean-Claude; Li, M.Y.;

    2010-01-01

    The influence of Pb-rich phases of precursor powder on microstructural evolution during the first heat treatment of the silver-sheathed (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox ((Bi,Pb)-2223/Ag) superconducting tapes was studied by means of in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Three monofilament tapes were fabricat...

  1. Cd, Pb and Hg Biomonitoring in Fish of the Mediterranean Region and Risk Estimations on Fish Consumption

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    Elisavet A. Renieri

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Cadmium (Cd, lead (Pb and mercury (Hg are toxic metals with increasing interest due to their tendency to bioaccumulate in fish tissue which may pose a threat to human health via fish consumption. This review of the recent literature on Cd, Pb, Hg levels summarizes data of fish biomonitoring studies in the Mediterranean Sea in order to determine potential risks due to dietary intake of metals. The analytical methods applied are described, with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy being the most popular. Most of the literature reviewed is focused on the Eastern Mediterranean. Results from the studies indicate that metals mostly accumulate in liver, followed by muscle. Although there are few studies reporting metal levels in fish exceeding the maximum residue levels (MRLs, the bulk of the studies cite levels below the MRLs. The hazard index (HI of fish consumption, namely the ratio of estimated weekly intake to provisional tolerable weekly intake (EWI/PTWI was estimated for adult consumers and no risk emerged. The EWI/PTWI ratios of lead and mercury for Italy (0.14 and 0.22 respectively represent the highest HI levels estimated. In view of maximizing the benefits while minimizing the risks of fish consumption, a more detailed fish-specific database on intakes for consumers is required and extended bimonitoring in as many regions as possible.

  2. Direct contamination of barley with 51Cr, 59Fe, 58Co, 65Zn, 203Hg, and 210Pb

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    Aarkrog, Asker; Lippert, Jørgen Emil

    1971-01-01

    . The field loss depended on the growing rate and the development of the plants and thus varied throughout the growing period. The field loss coefficient λ was 0·054 days−1 in the first part of the period and 0·017 days−1 in the second part. If the whole growing season is considered, the loss of activity......A study of barley sprayed at six different stages of development with radionuclides of Cr, Fe, Co, Zn, Hg and Pb. The initial retention followed the equation: IR= 1—e−0·31 g.cmstaggered−1, where g is the dry weight of the herbage in a plot in grammes, and cm the height of the plants at spraying...... in per cent is about equal to the time in days from the spraying to harvest. Zn and Co showed the highest concentrations in the grain. The translocation of Cr, Pb and Hg within the plant was small. Fe was translocated to the grain as was Zn, but to a far less extent....

  3. Chalcophile elements Hg, Cd, Pb, As in Lake Umbozero, Murmansk Region, Russia

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    Dauvalter, V.A.; Kashulin, N.A.; Lehto, J.;

    2009-01-01

    to higher concentrations of heavy metals in upper layers of sediments as compared to deeper layers. Among heavy metals, the highest factors of contamination were found for Cd and Pb. Pollution of the lake by chalcophile elements has also resulted in their accumulation in organs and tissues of whitefish...... is affected by emissions and effluents from mining and metallurgical enterprises of the Murmansk Region, as well as air pollution of a global character. Surface and near-bottom maxima were found in the distributions of Pb and Cd in the water column. These two maxima appear to be associated with the cyclical...... growth of phytoplankton in surface water layers and with sedimentation of lifeless organisms and suspended particles in near-bottom layers. Average concentrations of Pb and Cd in the water column were more than the average value for water of lakes of the taiga zone. Pollution of Lake Umbozero led...

  4. Translocation and accumulation of Cr, Hg, As, Pb, Cu and Ni by Amaranthus dubius (Amaranthaceae) from contaminated sites.

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    Mellem, John J; Baijnath, Himansu; Odhav, Bharti

    2009-05-01

    Phytoremediation is an emerging technology where specially selected and engineered metal-accumulating plants are used for bioremediation. This study was undertaken to evaluate the potential of Amaranthus dubius for phytoremediation of chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and nickel (Ni). Locally gathered soil and plants of A. dubius were investigated for the metals from a regularly cultivated area, a landfill site and a waste water treatment site. Metals were extracted from the samples using microwave-digestion and analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy. The mode of phytoremediation, effect of the metals on the plants, ability of the plant to extract metals from soil (Bioconcentration Factor) and the ability of the plants to move the metals to the aerial parts of the plants (Translocation Factor) were evaluated. The survey of the three sites showed that soils were heavily contaminated with Cr, Hg, Cu and Ni. These levels were far above acceptable standards set for soils and above the standards set for the Recommended Dietary Allowance. Specimens of A. dubius from the three sites showed that they could tolerate Hg, sequester it from the soil, and translocate it to the shoots. Cr could only be removed from the soil and stored in the roots, with limited amounts translocated to the aerial parts. Pb, As, Ni, and Cu have some degree of transportability from the soil to the roots but not to aerial parts. The ability of A. dubius to be considered for phytoremediation has to be viewed with caution because translocation of the metals to the aerial parts of the plant is limited.

  5. Slurry sampling flow injection chemical vapor generation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the determination of trace Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi in cosmetic lotions

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    Chen, Wei-Ni [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (China); Jiang, Shiuh-Jen, E-mail: sjjiang@faculty.nsysu.edu.tw [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (China); Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Chen, Yen-Ling [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan (China); Sahayam, A.C. [National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (CCCM), Hyderabad (India)

    2015-02-20

    Highlights: • Determination of Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi in cosmetic lotions in a single run. • Accurate analysis using isotope dilution and standard addition methods. • Vapor generation ICP-MS yielded superior detection limits compared to ETV-ICP-MS. • No sample dissolution increased sample through put. • Analysis of GBW09305 Cosmetic (Cream) reference material for accuracy. - Abstract: A slurry sampling inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method has been developed for the determination of Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi in cosmetic lotions using flow injection (FI) vapor generation (VG) as the sample introduction system. A slurry containing 2% m/v lotion, 2% m/v thiourea, 0.05% m/v L-cysteine, 0.5 μg mL{sup −1} Co(II), 0.1% m/v Triton X-100 and 1.2% v/v HCl was injected into a VG-ICP-MS system for the determination of Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi without dissolution and mineralization. Because the sensitivities of the analytes in the slurry and that of aqueous solution were quite different, an isotope dilution method and a standard addition method were used for the determination. This method has been validated by the determination of Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi in GBW09305 Cosmetic (Cream) reference material. The method was also applied for the determination of Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi in three cosmetic lotion samples obtained locally. The analysis results of the reference material agreed with the certified value and/or ETV-ICP-MS results. The detection limit estimated from the standard addition curve was 0.025, 0.1, 0.2, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.03 ng g{sup −1} for Ge, As, Cd, Sb, Hg and Bi, respectively, in original cosmetic lotion sample.

  6. Determination of Fe, Hg, Mn, and Pb in three-rings of poplar (Populus alba L.) by U-shaped DC arc

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    Marković, D. M.; Novović, I.; Vilotić, D.; Ignjatović, Lj.

    2007-09-01

    The U-shaped DC arc with aerosol supply was applied for the determination of Fe, Hg, Mn, and Pb in poplar (Populus alba L.) tree-rings. By optimization of the operating parameters and by selection of the most appropriate signal integration time (20 s for Fe, Mn, and Pb and 30 s for Hg), the obtained limits of detection for Fe, Hg, Mn, and Pb are 5.8, 2.6, 1.6, and 2.0 ng/ml, respectively. The detection limits achieved by this method for Fe, Hg, Mn, and Pb are comparable with the detection limits obtained for these elements by such methods as inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), direct coupled plasmatomic emission spectrometry (DCP-AES), and microwave-induced plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (MIP-AES). We used the tree-rings of poplar from two different locations. The first one is in the area close to the power plant “Nikola Tesla” TENT A, Obrenovac, while the other one is in the urban area of Novi Sad. In almost all cases, samples from the location at Obrenovac registered elevated average concentrations of Fe, Hg, Mn, and Pb in the tree-rings of poplar.

  7. New metal atom laser transitions in As, Bi, Ga, Ge, Hg, In, Pb, Sb, and Tl

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    Chou, M. S.; Cool, T. A.

    1976-01-01

    A double discharge technique was used in the investigation. An initial discharge established between parallel arrays of tungsten pin electrodes was followed, after a variable time delay, by a high voltage (180 kV), short duration (50 nsec) secondary discharge between two aluminum main electrodes. Metal compounds, including metal alkyls, hydrides, and halides, were used to obtain the required metal atom concentrations. Twenty-four new laser transitions involving 9 different metal atoms were observed. The observed relations are shown in a number of partial energy-level diagrams.

  8. Impedance Spectroscopic Studies of BiFeO3-Pb(ZrTi)O3 Nanocomposites

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    Choudhary, R. N. P.; Barik, Subrat K.; Katiyar, R. S.

    BiFeO3-Pb(ZrTi)O3 [i.e., (Bi1-xPbx)(Fe1-xZr0.6xTi0.4x)O3 (x = 0.15, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50)] nanocomposites were synthesized using mechanical activation followed by a solid-state reaction technique. The dielectric parameters (capacitance, dissipation factor D, impedance Z and phase angle Φ) of all the samples were measured in a wide range of frequencies (1 kHz-1 MHz) and temperatures (300-630 K) in air atmosphere using an impedance analyzer with low signal amplitude of 500 mV. Electrical properties of the compounds were studied using a complex impedance spectroscopy (CIS) technique. The frequency dependence of electrical data was analyzed in the framework of conductivity and modulus formalisms. AC conductivity spectrum obeys Jonscher's universal power law.

  9. High Curie temperature BiInO3-PbTiO3 films.

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    Lee, Sun Young; Wang, Wei; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan

    2014-06-14

    High Curie temperaturepiezoelectricthin films of xBiInO3-(1-x)PbTiO3 (x = 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, and 0.25) were prepared by pulsed laser deposition. It was found that the tetragonality of films decreased with increasing BI content. The dielectric constant and transverse piezoelectric coefficient (e31,f ) exhibit the highest values of 665 and -13.6 C/m(2) at x = 0.20. Rayleigh analyses were performed to identify the extrinsic contributions to dielectric nonlinearity with different x. The composition with x = 0.20 also exhibits the largest extrinsic contributions to dielectric nonlinearity. The Curie temperature (TC ) is increased with increasing x content from 558 to 633 °C; TC at x = 0.20 is about 584 °C.

  10. Twin Astir: An irradiation experiment in liquid Pb-Bi eutectic environment

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    Bosch, J. van den [SCK.CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium)], E-mail: jvdbosch@sckcen.be; Al Mazouzi, A.; Benoit, Ph.; Bosch, R.W.; Claes, W.; Smolders, B.; Schuurmans, P.; Abderrahim, H. Ait [SCK.CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium)

    2008-06-30

    The Twin Astir irradiation program, currently under irradiation in the BR2 reactor at SCK.CEN is aimed at determining the separate and possibly synergetic effects of a liquid lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) environment and neutron irradiation. It will lead to a parameterisation of the key influencing factors on the mechanical properties of the candidate structural materials for the future experimental accelerator driven system (ADS). The experiment consists of six capsules containing mainly mini tensile samples and one capsule containing mini DCT's (disc shaped compact tension specimens). Three of the tensile containing capsules and half of the DCT containing capsule are filled each with approximately 20 ml of low oxygen (10{sup -6} wt%) LBE. To complete the filling of these capsules with LBE under controlled conditions a dedicated filling installation was constructed at SCK.CEN. The other three tensile containing capsules are subjected to PWR water conditions, in order to discriminate the effect of PbBi under irradiation from the effect of the irradiation itself. To extract the effect of the PbBi corrosion itself on the material properties, one of the capsules is undergoing the thermal cycles of the BR2 reactor without being subjected to irradiation. This results in a matrix of three irradiation doses in LBE (0, 1.5 and 2.5 dpa) and two environments (PbBi and PWR water conditions). Here we will present the detailed concept and the status of the Twin Astir project, describe the materials under irradiation and report on our experience with the licensing of the experiment.

  11. Improvement of superconducting properties of (Bi, Pb)-2223phase by TlF{sub 3} doping

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    Saoudel, A., E-mail: dca.saoudel@yahoo.fr [LEND, Faculty of Science and Technology, Med Seddik Benyahia University, 18000 Jijel (Algeria); Amira, A.; Mahamdioua, N.; Boudjadja, Y. [LEND, Faculty of Science and Technology, Med Seddik Benyahia University, 18000 Jijel (Algeria); Varilci, A.; Altintas, S.P.; Terzioglu, C. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu (Turkey)

    2016-11-15

    In this work, the superconducting properties of thallium fluoride (TlF{sub 3})doped Bi{sub 1.8−x}Tl{sub x}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2Cu3}O{sub y}F{sub 3x}(x=0–0.15)compounds are presented. The X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the proportion of (Bi, Pb)-2223phase is higher than the secondary (Bi, Pb)-2212one in all samples and its highest value is about 82.74%for x=0.05. From the resistivity curves, the highest values of the onset critical transition temperature (T{sub c.on}), the offset critical transition temperature (T{sub c.off}) are seen for x=0.10. The calculation of activation energy (U{sub 0}) in the TAFF (thermally activation flux flow) region proves the positive effect of TlF{sub 3} doping on the dissipative behavior of energy near T{sub c.off}. Flux pinning strength is enhanced by increasing TlF{sub 3}content up to x=0.10, and decreased by the application of a magnetic field. The other superconducting parameters like T(H{sub c2}), T(H{sub irr}), ξ(0) and μ{sub 0}H{sub c2}(0) are also improved significantly by doping. The obtained results of Ac susceptibility measurements show that the onset temperature of diamagnetism is improved by TlF{sub 3} doping, in accordance with the resistivity results.

  12. Coordination chemistry of the sup 212 Pb/ sup 212 Bi nuclear transformation: Alpha-emitting radiopharmaceuticals

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    Parks, N.J.; Harris, W.R.; Keen, C.L.; Cooper, S.R.

    1992-07-01

    Subdivisions of this project are: (a) the synthesis of prototypical thiolate and dithiocarbamate based hexacoordinate complexes, (b) radiochemical engineering for generation of no-carrier-added lead and bismuth radioelements, (c) the first isolation of bismuth-binding proteins from in vivo studies with cyclotron produced {sup 205/206}Bi tracer, and (d) initial development of transport mechanisms for the intracellular radiobiological study of alpha emitting bismuth, and (e) the initiation of chemical equilibrium studies and biochemical pathways with cyclotron-produced, no-carrier-added, {sup 203}Pb (T{sub 1/2} = 51 hr).

  13. Preparation of Bulky Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductor by Magnetized Twin-Roll

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    Kawahara, Nobuaki; Kawabata, Sanemasa; Enami, Hiroyoshi; Shinohara, Toshiyuki; Hoshizaki, Hiroki; Hasegawa, Masashi; Asai, Shigeo; Imura, Toru

    1990-02-01

    A highly oriented (Bi, Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox bulk superconductor has been prepared by magnetized twin-roll processing. In these bulks, plate-like crystal grains were highly oriented by a magnetic and mechanical force. The grain c-axes were parallel to the magnetic field and pressing directions. In fact, both critical current density (Jc) and orientation degree of the sample rolled under 2 T were higher than those of the sample rolled with no magnetic field. The magnetized twin-roll processing is effective not only in enhancing grain-orientation but also in packing to improve Jc.

  14. Unconventional Fermi surface spin patterns in the (Bi/Pb/Sb)/Ag(111) surface alloy

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    Meier, Fabian; Dil, Hugo [Physik Institut Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland); Swiss Light Source PSI (Switzerland); Petrov, Vladimir [Physics Institute St Petersburg (Russian Federation); Patthey, Luc [Swiss Light Source PSI (Switzerland); Osterwalder, Juerg [Physik Institut Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2009-07-01

    By a controllable change in the stoichiometry of the long range ordered mixed surface alloy (Bi/Pb/Sb)/Ag(111) the Rashba and Fermi energy can be tuned over a wide range. We show by spin and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy that the spin structure of the individual surface state bands remain unaffected despite the random intermixing of the adatoms. We further report on the observation of unconventional Fermi surface spin textures. These spin textures are found when the Fermi energy lies between the crossing point and the apex of the Rashba type Kramer's pair. The results will be discussed in the context of spin transport.

  15. Unusual Strong Incommensurate Modulation in a Tungsten-Bronze-Type Relaxor PbBiNb5O15.

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    Lin, Kun; Zhou, Zhengyang; Liu, Laijun; Ma, Hongqiang; Chen, Jun; Deng, Jinxia; Sun, Junliang; You, Li; Kasai, Hidetaka; Kato, Kenichi; Takata, Masaki; Xing, Xianran

    2015-10-28

    Pb- or Bi-based perovskite oxides have been widely studied and used because of their large ferroelectric polarization features induced by stereochemically active 6s(2) lone pair electrons. It is intriguing whether this effect could exist in other related systems. Herein, we designed and synthesized a mixed Pb and Bi A site polar compound, PbBiNb5O15, with the TTB framework. The as-synthesized material turns out to be a relaxor with weak macroscopic ferroelectricity but adopts strong local polarizations. What's more, unusual five orders of incommensurate satellite reflections with strong intensities were observed under the electron diffraction, suggesting that the modulation is highly developed with large amplitudes. The structural modulation was solved with a (3 + 1)D superspace group using high-resolution synchrotron radiation combined with anomalous dispersion X-ray diffraction technique to distinguish Pb from Bi. We show that the strong modulation mainly originates from lone-pair driven Pb(2+)-Bi(3+) ordering in the large pentagonal caves, which can suppress the local polarization in x-y plane in long ranges. Moreover, the as-synthesized ceramics display strong relaxor ferroelectric feature with transition temperature near room temperature and moderate dielectric properties, which could be functionalized to be electromechanical device materials.

  16. Influence of PbBi environment on the low-cycle fatigue behavior of SNS target container materials

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    Kalkhof, D.; Grosse, M. E-mail: micro.grosse@psi.ch

    2003-05-15

    The low-cycle fatigue (LCF) behavior of the stainless steel 316L and the 10.5Cr-steel Manet-II was investigated at 260 deg. C in air and in stagnant lead-bismuth (PbBi). At low-strain levels, the fatigue lives for 316L in PbBi and air were comparable. At total strain amplitudes of 0.50% and higher a weak influence of PbBi was observed. In contrast to 316L, the results of LCF tests for Manet-II in PbBi showed a significant reduction of lifetime for all applied strain amplitudes. In the worst case the cycle number to crack initiation was reduced by a factor of {approx}7 compared with the comparable test in air. For the low-strain amplitude of 0.30%, fatigue tests conducted at a frequency of 0.1 Hz had shorter fatigue lives than at a frequency of 1.0 Hz. For Manet-II the crack propagation in PbBi was much faster than in air, and failure immediate followed the formation of the first macroscopic crack.

  17. Electrochemical processing of high- Bi(Pb)–Sr–Ca–CuO thin films

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    N V Desai; L A Ekal; D D Shivagan; S H Pawar

    2000-02-01

    Superconducting thin films of Bi(Pb)–Sr–Ca–CuO system were prepared by depositing the film onto silver substrate by d.c. electrodeposition technique with dimethyl sulphoxide bath in order to examine the effect of Pb addition to the BSCCO system. The films were deposited at the potential of – 0.8 V vs saturated calomel electrode (SCE) onto the silver substrate. The different preparative parameters such as deposition potential, deposition time were studied and optimized. These films were then oxidized electrochemically at room temperature in an alkaline (1 N KOH) solution, and also at 600°C temperature in an oxygen atmosphere. The films showed the superconducting behaviour, with values ranging between 85 K and 96 K, respectively.

  18. Bioaccumulation of Hg, Cd and Pb by Fucus vesiculosus in single and multi-metal contamination scenarios and its effect on growth rate.

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    Henriques, Bruno; Lopes, Cláudia B; Figueira, Paula; Rocha, Luciana S; Duarte, Armando C; Vale, Carlos; Pardal, Miguel A; Pereira, Eduarda

    2017-03-01

    Results of 7-days exposure to metals, using environmentally realistic conditions, evidenced the high potential of living Fucus vesiculosus to remove Pb, Hg and Cd from contaminated salt waters. For different contamination scenarios (single- and multi-contamination), ca 450 mg L(-1) (dry weight), enable to reduce the concentrations of Pb in 65%, of Hg in 95% and of Cd between 25 and 76%. Overall, bioconcentration factors ranged from 600 to 2300. Elovich kinetic model described very well the bioaccumulation of Pb and Cd over time, while pseudo-second-order model adjusted better to experimental data regarding Hg. F. vesiculosus showed different affinity toward studied metals, following the sequence order: Hg > Pb > Cd. Analysis of metal content in the macroalgae after bioaccumulation, proved that all metal removed from solution was bound to the biomass. Depuration experiments reveled no significant loss of metal back to solution. Exposure to contaminants only adversely affected the organism's growth for the highest concentrations of Cd and Pb. Findings are an important contribute for the development of remediation biotechnologies for confined saline waters contaminated with trace metal contaminants, more efficient and with lower costs than the traditional treatment methods.

  19. Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline n-Type Pb5Bi6Se14

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    Sassi, S.; Candolfi, C.; Ohorodniichuk, V.; Gendarme, C.; Masschelein, P.; Dauscher, A.; Lenoir, B.

    2016-10-01

    Chalcogenides are currently receiving attention due to their interesting thermoelectric properties that stem from their complex crystal structures and semiconducting properties. Here, we report on the synthesis and measurements of the transport properties in a broad temperature range (2-723 K) of polycrystalline n-type Pb5Bi6Se14, a member of the homologous series (PbSe)5(Bi2Se3)3m (m = 1), to assess its thermoelectric potential and to shed light on the basic mechanisms governing the low-temperature transport. The anisotropic crystal structure gives rise to transport properties that differ on samples measured parallel or perpendicular to the pressing direction. The measurements show that this compound exhibits semiconducting-like properties with thermopower values that reach 250 μV K-1 at 723 K. The lattice thermal conductivity values are very low in the whole temperature range (˜0.5 W m-1 K-1) and close to the theoretical minimum thermal conductivity estimated from sound velocities. Thanks to this remarkable property, a peak ZT of 0.5 is achieved at 720 K.

  20. Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline n-Type Pb5Bi6Se14

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    Sassi, S.; Candolfi, C.; Ohorodniichuk, V.; Gendarme, C.; Masschelein, P.; Dauscher, A.; Lenoir, B.

    2017-05-01

    Chalcogenides are currently receiving attention due to their interesting thermoelectric properties that stem from their complex crystal structures and semiconducting properties. Here, we report on the synthesis and measurements of the transport properties in a broad temperature range (2-723 K) of polycrystalline n-type Pb5Bi6Se14, a member of the homologous series (PbSe)5(Bi2Se3)3 m ( m = 1), to assess its thermoelectric potential and to shed light on the basic mechanisms governing the low-temperature transport. The anisotropic crystal structure gives rise to transport properties that differ on samples measured parallel or perpendicular to the pressing direction. The measurements show that this compound exhibits semiconducting-like properties with thermopower values that reach 250 μV K-1 at 723 K. The lattice thermal conductivity values are very low in the whole temperature range (˜0.5 W m-1 K-1) and close to the theoretical minimum thermal conductivity estimated from sound velocities. Thanks to this remarkable property, a peak ZT of 0.5 is achieved at 720 K.

  1. Evaluation of harmful heavy metal (Hg, Pb and Cd reduction using Halomonas elongata and Tetragenococcus halophilusfor protein hydrolysate product

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    Ruttiya Asksonthon

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Many health claims surrounding antioxidative, antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties have been addressed in natural protein hydrolysates, including fermented fish. Besides being sold as animal feed, tuna viscera is used for the production of fermented products like fish sauce and Tai pla, fermented viscera. However, toxic heavy metals including Hg, Pb and Cd have been found in various food items, particularly within the internal organs of tuna. Therefore, the consumption of fermented tuna viscera containing heavy metal involves health risks. Consequently, the detoxification and reduction of these toxic elements are relevant and important issues, particularly with the use of their bacterial cells and metabolic products. Halomonas elongatais a moderately halophilic bacterium which has the ability to remove heavy metal, and is normally found in hypersaline environments. Tetragenococcus halophilusis a moderately halophilic lactic acid bacterium and probiotic which is found in fermented food products, such as fish sauce, shrimp paste, and fermented fish. Some scientific studies have reported using T. halophilus improves amino acid profiles and desirable volatile compounds, in addition to reducing biogenic amine content in fish sauce product. Therefore, it was hypothesized that using H.elongata and T. halophilus could reduce heavy metal content and improve the organoleptic quality of fermented fish viscera product (Tai pla. Objective: This present work attempted to determine the growth characteristic of H. elongataand T. halophilus reared at various NaCl concentrations:10, 15, 20 and 25%. Consequently, heavy metal reduction using these microorganisms reared at optimum NaCl concentration was evaluated. Methods: H. elongate and T. halophilus were reared in saline nutrient broth (SNB and de Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS-broth added with NaCl at concentration 10, 15, 20 and 25%, respectively. Cultures at each NaCl content were added

  2. Concentration of Cd, Pb, Hg, and Se in Different Parts of Human Breast Cancer Tissues

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    Mehrnoosh Mohammadi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Breast cancer is the major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality between women in the world. Metals involved in environmental toxicology are closely related to tumor growth and cancer. On the other hand, some metals such as selenium have anticarcinogenic properties. The aim of this study is to determine the concentration of cadmium, lead, mercury, and selenium in separated parts of tegmen, tumor, tumor adiposity, and tegmen adiposity of 14 breast cancer tissues which have been analyzed by graphite furnace atomic absorption (AA-670 and ICP-OES (ULTIMA 2CE. Our results show that Se and Hg have maximum and minimum concentration, respectively. Statistical analysis reveals no significant differences between metal accumulations in different parts of cancer tissues (P>0.05 and this observation might be due to the close relation of separated parts of fatty breast organ. Thus, we could conclude that a high level of these heavy metals is accumulated in Iranian cancerous breasts and their presence can be one of the reasons of cancer appearance.

  3. Crystal structures of a pentavalent bismuthate, SrBi2O6 and a lead bismuth oxide (Pb1/3Bi2/3O1.4

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    Nobuhiro Kumada

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The crystal structures of a pentavalent bismuthate, SrBi2O6 with the PbSb2O6-type structure and a lead bismuth oxide, (Pb1/3Bi2/3O1.4 with the fluorite-type structure were refined by using neutron diffraction data. The final R-factors were Rwp = 4.49, Rp = 3.46, RI = 4.50 and RF = 1.70% for SrBi2O6 and Rwp = 5.04, Rp = 3.93, RI = 5.47 and RF = 4.26% for (Pb1/3Bi2/3O1.4. SrBi2O6 prepared from NaBiO3·1.4H2O is the first example of the bismuthate with the PbSb2O6-type structure. The fluorite-type lead bismuth oxide, (Pb1/3Bi2/3O1.4 was obtained by heating the PbSb2O6-type lead bismuthate, PbBi2O5.9·H2O which was prepared also from NaBiO3·1.4H2O.

  4. High Thermoelectric Properties of PbTe Doped with Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3

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    ZHU Pin-Wen; IMAI Yoshio; ISODA Yukihiro; SHINOHARA Yoshikazi; JIA Xiao-Peng; ZOU Guang-Tian

    2005-01-01

    @@ The composition-dependent thermoelectric properties of lead telluride (PbTe) doped with bismuth telluride(Bi2Te3), antimony telluride (Sb2Te3) and (BiSb)2Te3 have been studied at room temperature. All the samples exhibit small thermal conductivity. The figures of merit, 7.63, 1.03 and 8.97 × 10-4, have been obtained in PbTe with these dopants, respectively. These values are several times higher than those of PbTe containing other dopants with small grain sizes. The high thermoelectric performance is explained by electronic topological transition induced by alloying. The results indicate that these dopants are effective to enhance the thermoelectric performance of Pb Te.

  5. Pb- and Sm-doping effects on the vortex dynamics in Bi4O4S3 superconductor

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    Xie, L.; Tie, X. Y.; Zhang, H. G.

    2017-01-01

    Polycrystalline samples of Bi4O4S3, Bi3.94Pb0.06O4S3, and Bi3.94Sm0.06O4S3 were synthesized using a conventional solid-state reaction method. The vortex dynamics of these samples are studied and compared through measuring the critical current density (Jc) and magnetic relaxation. The estimated Jc value of three samples at temperature 2 K decreases with doping Pb and Sm elements due to the depression of the superconductivity. The normalized pinning force response with reduced field follows the Kramer scaling law f (h )∝ hp(1-h ) q , and the maximum of the reduced field (hmax) is observed at 0.31, 0.24, and 0.18 for Bi4O4S3, Bi3.94Pb0.06O4S3, and Bi3.94Sm0.06O4S3, respectively, indicating the presence of both surface and point pinning centers in these samples. The barrier energy estimated by the magnetic relaxation data depends on the field as a negative power law U0∝Hn and the magnetic relaxation rate S exhibits a considerable monotonic increase with magnetic field, which corroborates a plastic nature of the creep vortex dynamics in these compounds.

  6. Highly selective and sensitive optical sensor for determination of Pb2+and Hg2+ ions based on the covalent immobilization of dithizone on agarose membrane

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    Zargoosh, Kiomars; Babadi, Fatemeh Farhadian

    2015-02-01

    A highly sensitive and selective optical membrane for determination of Hg2+ and Pb2+ was prepared by covalent immobilization of dithizone on agarose membrane. In addition to its high stability, reproducibility and relatively long lifetime, the proposed optical sensor revealed good selectivity for target ions over a large number of alkali, alkaline earth, transition, and heavy metal ions. The proposed optical membrane displays linear responses from 1.1 × 10-8 to 2.0 × 10-6 mol L-1 and 1.2 × 10-8 to 2.4 × 10-6 mol L-1 for Hg2+ and Pb2+, respectively. The limits of detection (LOD) were 2.0 × 10-9 mol L-1 and 4.0 × 10-9 mol L-1 for Hg2+ and Pb2, respectively. The prepared optical membrane was successfully applied to the determination of Hg2+ and Pb2+ in industrial wastes, spiked tap water and natural waters without any preconcentration step.

  7. Effects of Hg2+ and Pb2+ on Seed Germination,Growth and Antioxidant Enzymes Activities of Wild Type Mung Bean%Hg2+、Pb2+对野生型绿豆种子萌发、幼苗生长及抗氧化酶活性的影响

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    常云霞; 陈璨; 阮先乐; 吴苗苗; 陈龙

    2012-01-01

    为了解重金属污染对野生型绿豆和栽培型绿豆的不同影响,采用水培方法,以去离子水培养为对照(CK),研究了重金属离子Hg2+、Pb2+、(Hg2++Pb2+)污染对野生型绿豆E和栽培型绿豆P种子萌发、幼苗生长及抗氧化酶活性的影响.结果表明:Hg2+、Pb2+和(Hg2+Pb2+)污染均能抑制绿豆种子的萌发和幼苗的生长,伤害程度为(Hg2+Pb2+)>Hg2+ >Pb2+,其中(Hg2+Pb2+)质量浓度为(2.0+100) mg/L时,品种P的发芽率、幼苗苗高和根长分别比其CK降低25.8%、48.1%和79.7%,品种E分别比其CK降低22.4%、44.7%、70.0%;一定质量浓度的Hg2+、Pb2+、(Hg2+Pb2+)污染下,绿豆叶片内的抗氧化酶活性提高,其中(Hg2+Pb2+)质量浓度为(2.0+100) mg/L时,品种P叶片内SOD、POD、CAT的活性比其CK分别增加了113.7%、304%、254%,品种E叶片内SOD、POD、CAT的活性比其CK分别增加了131.0%、333%和278%.可见,Hg2+、Pb2+、(Hg2+Pb2+)胁迫下野生绿豆E品种的萌发能力、幼苗生长及其抗氧化能力均高于栽培绿豆P品种.%In order to investigate the different effects of heavy metal pollution on wild and cultivated-type mung bean,effects of pollution of single and combined heavy metal ions of Hg2+,Pb2+,Hg2+ and Pb2+ on the seed germination,growth and antioxidant enzymes activities of mung bean seedling were studied by hydroponics culture in pots, with the deionized water culture as control (CK). The results showed that the seed germination and seedling growth were inhibited under the pollution of single and combined ions of Hg2+ and Pb2+, followed by (Hg2++Pb2+) > Hg2+>Pb2+. The germination percentage, seedting length and root length of type P mung bean reduced by 25. 8% ,48. 1% and 79. 7% compared with the control under (2.0 + 100) mg/L of (Hg2++Pb2+) stress,and these indicators of wild type mung bean reduced by 22. 4% ,44. 7% and 70. 0% respectively. In addition,the antioxidant enzymes activities of leaf were increased

  8. Mechanism of interaction relation between the rare-earth element Ce and impurity elements Pb and Bi in Ag-based filler metal

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    2001-01-01

    The mechanism of interaction relation between the rare-earth element Ce and elements Pb and Bi in Ag-based filler metal has been studied. The results show that the compounds CePb and CeBi with high melting point can be easily produced between these three elements in the filler metal, which greatly limited the formation of the isolated phase Pb or Bi and also eliminated the bad effect of impurity elements Pb and Bi on the spreading property of Ag-based filler metal. The metallurgical and quantum-mechanical bond formation analysis show that a strong chemical affinity was existed between the rare-earth element Ce and impurity elements Pb and Bi, which was proved by the XRD analysis results.

  9. Experimental analysis of the simultaneous uptake of the heavy metals Cd, Hg, Pb, Cu, Zn, Se in the sporophore of mushrooms. Versuche ueber die simultane Aufnahme der Schwermetalle Cd, Hg, Pb, Cu, Zn und Se in Pilzfruchtkoerper

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    Suehs, K.

    With mushrooms of the species Agaricus bisporus and Boletus badius the simultaneous uptake of the heavy metals Cd, Hg, Pb, Cu, Zn, and Se from soil to the sporophore was studied. To avoid misleadingly overrated enrichmentfactors when comparing the heavy metal contents of dried mushrooms and soils, a so-called transfer factor TF[sub v] which is related to the volume is put to discussion here, this factor takes account of the relatively small amount of dry matter in mushrooms and of the different composition (that means specific weight) of the soils in question. With help of these transfer factors the conclusion is derived, that essential elements show a better enrichment behaviour than biologically superfluous heavy metals, at least this is true with the insignificantly contaminated soils we investigated. With Cd as an example of a ''superfluous'' element it is shown that there is a strict proportionality of Cd concentrations in the mushrooms and the corresponding soils, thus producing a constant transfer factor. Apart from this the uptake of copper into the mushrooms is promoted (growth of the transfer factor) by a larger Cd supply, whereas the other elements under investigation (even the classical antagonist Zn) are not significantly affected. Furthermore there is evidence that with increasing heavy metal concentration (Cd) first the fructification of the thallus is supported and moreover, that increasing age of this primary fungus corresponds with an increase of heavy metals in the mushrooms. (orig.)

  10. [Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) captured in Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Mendoza-Díaz, Fernando; Serrano, Arturo; Cuervo-López, Liliana; López-Jiménez, Alejandra; Galindo, José A; Basañez-Muñoz, Agustin

    2013-06-01

    Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the hardest conservation issues to solve. Sharks as top predators are bioindicators of the marine ecosystem health, since they tend to bioaccumulate and biomagnify contaminants; they also represent a food source for local consumption. Thus, the objective of this study was to study the possible presence of heavy metals and a metalloid in livers of Carcharhinus limbatus. For this, a total of 19 shark livers were taken from animals captured nearby Tamihua, Veracruz, Mexico from December 2007 to April 2008. 12 out of the 19 captured sharks were males, one was an adult female, three were juvenile males, and three juvenile females. Four heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, and Cr) and one metaloid (As) were analyzed in shark livers using an atomic absorption spectrophotometry with flame and hydride generator. Our results showed that the maximum concentrations found were: Hg = 0.69 mg/kg, Cd = 0.43 mg/kg, As = 27.37 mg/kg, Cr = 0.70 mg/kg. The minimum concentrations found were: As = 14.91 mg/kg, Cr = 0.35 mg/kg. The Pb could not be determined because the samples did not have the spectrophotometer minimum detectable amount (0.1 mg/kg). None of the 19 samples analyzed showed above the permissible limits established by Mexican and American laws. There was a correlation between shark size and Cr and As concentration (Pearson test). The concentration of Cr and As was observed to be higher in bigger animals. There was not a significant difference in heavy metals concentration between juveniles and adults; however, there was a difference between males and females. A higher Cr concentration was found in females when compared to males. None of the samples exceed the maximum limit established by the laws of Mexico and the United States of America. Much longer studies are needed with C. limbatus and other species caught in the region, in order to determine the degree of contaminants exposure in aquatic ecosystems

  11. Compatibility of T91 steel with liquid Pb-Bi eutectic alloy at 450 oC

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    Zhang Yutuo

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Pb-Bi eutectic alloy has been receiving increasing attention as a heavy liquid metal coolant in accelerator driven systems and Generation IV fission reactors. Compatibility of structural materials with liquid Pb-Bi eutectic alloy at high temperature is one of the issues concerned. In the present study, corrosion tests of T91 steel in stagnant Pb-Bi eutectic alloy in saturated oxygen condition at 450 篊 were carried out. After experiments, the thickness and compositional profile of the oxide layer on the specimen were analyzed using SEM and EDX. Analysis results show that the thickness of the oxide layer increases as the exposure time increases from 500 h to 1,000 h. The thickness of the oxide layer remains almost unchanged at 15 to 16 mm from 1,000 to 1,500 h. Formation of a thick and protective oxide layer at 450 oC prevents the penetration of liquid Pb-Bi eutectic alloy into the matrix of the T91 steel.

  12. Solvothermal preparation and thermoelectric properties of quasi-binary Sn(Pb)Te-Bi2Te3 compounds

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    周西松; 邓元; 韦国丹; 刘静; 南策文

    2003-01-01

    Bulk samples of quasi-binary compounds in the Sn(Pb)Te-Bi2Te3 system were prepared by solvothermal method followed by a sintering procedure of compacted pellets. The formation mechanism of the precursor powders, microstructure and thermoelectric properties of the final bulk samples were studied.

  13. Fluctuation Induced Conductivity Studies of 100 MeV Oxygen Ion Irradiated Pb Doped Bi-2223 Superconductors

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    Banerjee, Tamalika; Kumar, Ravi; Kanjilal, D.; Ramasamy, S.

    2000-01-01

    We report on 100 MeV oxygen ion irradiation in Pb doped Bi-2223 superconductors. Resistivity measurements reveal that both grains as well as the grain boundaries are affected by such irradiation. An analysis of the excess conductivity has been made within the framework of Aslamazov-Larkin (AL) and L

  14. Nano-Channels Early Formation Investigation on Stainless Steel 316Ti after Immersion in Molten Pb-Bi

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    Abu Khalid Rivai

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Pb-Bi (lead-bismuth eutectic-LBE is a coolant of one of main candidates for the future nuclear reactor in the world (Generation IV reactors i.e. LFR (Lead alloy-cooled Fast Reactor, and also a spallation target material for ADS (Accelerator Driven Transmutation System. However, the development of fuel cladding and structural materials in LBE environment, especially at high temperature, is a critical issue for the deployment of LFR and ADS. This is because of the corrosive characteristic of LBE to metals as constituent materials of fuel cladding and structural of the reactors. In this study, corrosion test of a high-chromium austenitic steel i.e. SS316Ti in liquid Pb-Bi at 550ºC has been carried out for about 300 hours. The characterization using SEM-EDS (Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscope showed that an iron oxide as the outer layer and a chromium oxide as the inner layer on the surface of the specimen were formed which protected the steel specimen from corrosion and dissolution attack of Pb-Bi. However, small amount of Pb-Bi could penetrate into the iron oxide layer through ultra-thin channels. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM was employed to investigate the phenomena of the channels formation. The results of the nano-scale investigation showed clearly the formation of the channels.

  15. Synthesis, Structural and Optical Investigations of (Pb, BiTiO3 Borosilicate Glasses

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    Chandkiram Gautam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A new series of lead bismuth titanate borosilicate glasses with addition of one percent lanthanum oxide have been synthesized using melt-quench technique. X-ray diffraction patterns have been recorded to confirm the amorphous nature of the prepared glass samples. The synthesized glasses have been characterized by using various spectroscopic techniques such as UV-visible, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy. UV-visible measurements were recorded in the wavelength range from 200 to 1100 nm whereas IR and Raman spectroscopic measurements were recorded over a continuous wavenumber range from 400 to 5000 cm−1 and 1000 to 2000 cm−1 respectively. The different absorption peaks/bands were formed in IR spectral patterns. The spectral bands appear towards the lower wavenumber sides due to the Bi and Pb, content while the bands appear towards the higher wavenumber sides due to the formation of diborate and triborate network units.

  16. Development of a liquid Pb-Bi target for high-power ISOL facilities

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    Houngbo, D., E-mail: dhoungbo@sckcen.be [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium); Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University (UGent), St.-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Gent (Belgium); Bernardes, A.P. [CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); David, J.C. [CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France); Delonca, M. [CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); IRTES-M3M & IRTES-LERMPS, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, 90010 Belfort Cedex (France); Kravalis, K. [Institute of Physics of University of Latvia (IPUL), 32 Miera iela, Salaspils LV-2169 (Latvia); Lahiri, S. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Losito, R.; Maglioni, C. [CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Marchix, A. [CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France); Mendonca, T.M. [CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Popescu, L. [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium); Schumann, D. [Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), 5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Schuurmans, P. [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium); Stora, T.; Vollaire, J. [CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Vierendeels, J. [Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University (UGent), St.-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

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    This paper describes some R&D activities conducted in support of the design and safe operation of a high-power liquid Pb-Bi target within the LIEBE (Liquid Eutectic Lead Bismuth Loop Target for EURISOL) project. The target material is lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) which also acts as a primary coolant. As a consequence of interaction of the highly pulsed 1.4-GeV protons at ISOLDE with the target, heat powers of the order of 2 GW would be instantaneously deposited in the target during a bunch. Considerable R&D effort is thus required to demonstrate its continued coolability and structural integrity. This paper mainly reports on the conjugate flow (CFD) and heat deposition (Monte Carlo) calculations, not accounting for Fluid–Structure Interactions.

  17. Out-of-pile chemical compatibility of Pb-Bi eutectic alloy with graphite

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    Sengupta, A.K.; Bhagat, R.K.; Jarvis, T.; Majumdar, S. [Radiometallurgy Div., Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Laik, A.; Kale, G.B. [Material Science Div., Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Kamath, H.S. [Nuclear Fuels Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)

    2006-06-15

    Lead Bismuth eutectic alloy (Pb: 55.5 wt.%, Bi: 44.5 wt.%) is a potential candidate coolant material for high-temperature reactors because of its low melting point (124 C), high thermal conductivity, heat capacity, and better neutronic properties. Out-of-pile chemical compatibility studies of this coolant with graphite (coolant channel) have been carried out by isothermal annealing of the liquid alloy in a graphite crucible at 800, 900, 1000, and 1100 C for times ranging from 100 h to 1000 h. Formation of a reaction layer is observed. The growth rate of the reaction layer follows a parabolic law. Reaction layer thicknesses of 61.3 {mu}m and 121 {mu}m are estimated from the growth rate vs. time relation after 1 year and 5 years respectively. The growth of the reaction layer is diffusion-controlled and the activation energy of the reaction is estimated to be 100 KJ/mol. (orig.)

  18. Modelling trace metal (Hg and Pb) bioaccumulation in the Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis , applied to environmental monitoring

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    Casas, Stellio; Bacher, Cédric

    2006-08-01

    Bioaccumulation of metal within an organism results from interactions between physiological factors (growth, weight loss, absorption and accumulation), chemical factors (metal concentration, speciation and bioavailability) and environmental factors (temperature and food concentration). To account for such interactions in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, we combined bioaccumulation and Dynamic Energy Budget models. Field experiments were conducted to measure uptake and elimination kinetics for two metals (Hg and Pb) in three Mediterranean sites with differences in contamination levels, and to calibrate the models. Metal uptake from water and from food was considered separately. Metal elimination resulted from reproduction and/or from direct excretion. Contributions of physiological variables, such as body size and tissue composition, were quantified. By combining environmental and biological data, the model provided an efficient bio-monitoring tool which can be applied to various coastal environments. An application to the French bio-integrator network (RINBIO) was carried out through inverse analysis and enabled us to assess the real level of contamination in water on the basis of contamination measured in mussels.

  19. Structural and low temperature transport properties of PbBi thin films fabricated by rapid solidification technique

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    Kuru, Mehmet; Ongun, Erhan; Esad Ozmetin, Ali

    2017-06-01

    In this work, 500 nm thick superconducting α-phase PbBi thin-films were grown by thermal evaporation and quench-condensation mechanism in a vacuum chamber. Thermally-evaporated lead-bismuth vapor condensed on the silicon substrate which was cooled to 77 K by liquid nitrogen (LN2). Titanium-sublimation and a homemade LN2 cold-trap station were utilized to further improve the vacuum conditions. Structural and elemental analyses were conducted using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy techniques. The alloy content of the resulting PbBi film (78.22 at% Pb and 21.78 at% Bi) was found similar to that of the source alloy (82 at% Pb and 18 at% Bi) as the vapor pressure of bismuth lies close to that of lead. To reveal the transport characteristics of superconducting PbBi film, low temperature DC transport measurements were conducted by means of a four-probe method in a closed cycle dry cryostat cryogenics system. It was revealed that the superconductivity transition temperature of PbBi film decreased from 7.74 K to 5.95 K under increasing H-fields from 0 kOe to 7 kOe, respectively. Based on the R-T measurements, the electrical resistivity of quench-condensed PbBi film was calculated at different temperatures of 300 K, 77 K and 7.74 K, which were found as 9.11× {{10}-7} \\text{ohm}\\cdot \\text{m} , 4.43× {{10}-7} \\text{ohm}\\cdot \\text{m} and 1.95× {{10}-7} \\text{ohm}\\cdot \\text{m} , respectively. The residual resistance ratio value, which gives a rough estimation about the quality and performance of the superconducting film, was calculated as 4.65 indicating a reasonably quality film formation.

  20. MYRRHA, a Pb-Bi experimental ADS: specific approach to radiation protection aspects.

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    Abderrahim, H Aït; Aoust, Th; Malambu, E; Sobolev, V; Van Tichelen, K; De Bruyn, D; Maes, D; Haeck, W; Van den Eynde, G

    2005-01-01

    Since 1998, SCK*CEN, in partnership with IBA s.a. and many European research laboratories, is designing a multipurpose accelerator driven system (ADS) for Research and Development (R&D) applications-MYRRHA-and is conducting an associated R&D support programme. MYRRHA is an ADS under development at Mol in Belgium and is aiming to serve as a basis for the European experimental ADS to provide protons and neutrons for various R&D applications. It consists of a proton accelerator delivering a 350 MeV x 5 mA proton beam to a liquid Pb-Bi spallation target that in turn couples to a Pb-Bi cooled, subcritical fast core. In the first stage, the project focuses mainly on demonstration of the ADS concept, safety research on sub-critical systems and nuclear waste transmutation studies. In a later stage, the device will also be dedicated to research on structural materials, nuclear fuel, liquid metal technology and associated aspects, and on sub-critical reactor physics. Subsequently, it will be used for research on applications such as radioisotope production. A first preliminary conceptual design file of MYRRHA was completed by the end of 2001 and has been reviewed by an International Technical Guidance Committee, which concluded that there are no show stoppers in the project and even though some topics such as the safety studies and the fuel qualification need to be addressed more deeply before concluding it. In this paper, we are reporting on the state-of-the art of the MYRRHA project at the beginning of 2004 and in particular on the radiation shielding assessment and the radiation protection particular aspects through a remote handling operation approach in order to minimise the personnel exposure to radiation.

  1. KONTAMINASI LOGAM BERAT MERKURI (Hg DAN TIMBAL (Pb PADA AIR, SEDIMEN DAN IKAN SELAR TETENGKEK (Megalaspis cordyla L DI TELUK PALU, SULAWESI TENGAH

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    Matius Paundanan

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Palu bay waters is susceptible to heavy metal pollution due to the inclusion of the waste product of Palu city, and such as agriculture, and traditional mining. The objective of this research was to determine the contamination of heavy metals mercury (Hg and lead (Pb in water, sediment, and torpedo scad fish (Megalaspis cordyla. Sampling was done purposively at 10 sampling points. Parameters of water quality measurements were done in the field for temperature, pH, brightness, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen (DO, and at laboratory analysis for salinity, chemical oxygen demand (COD, ammonia, and nitrates. Heavy metals were analized by following APHA, and Indonesian National Standard (SNI methods. The results showed that Hg consentrations in water, sediment, gill, meat, liver, and spleen were 0.0008-0.0042 mg/l, 0.017-0.287 mg/kg, 0.007-0.145 mg/kg, 0.014-0.046 mg/kg, 0.052-0.106 mg/kg, and 0.043-0.414 mg/kg, respectively. Pb concentrations in water, sediments, gill, meat, liver, and spleen were 0.0130-0.0392 mg/l, 2.647-8.987 mg/kg, 0.132-0.775 mg/kg, 0.005-0.734 mg/kg, 0.295-1.871 mg/kg, and 1.654-12.92 mg/kg, respectively. The average of Hg and Pb concentrations in the water had exceeded the specified quality standards, while in the sediment were still below the quality standards. The average of Hg and Pb concentrations in all observed fish organs were below the quality standards, except for Pb concentrations in gill, liver, and spleen.Keywords: heavy metals, water, sediment, Megalaspis cordyla, Palu Bay

  2. Final report of the key comparison CCQM-K106: Pb, As and Hg measurements in cosmetic (cream)

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    Wang, Jun; Wang, Qian; Yamani, Randa Nasr Ahmed; Shehata, Adel B.; Jacimovic, Radojko; Pavlin, Majda; Horvat, Milena; Tsoi, Y. P.; Tsang, C. K.; Shin, Richard; Chailap, Benjamat; Yafa, Charun; Caciano de Sena, Rodrigo; de Almeida, Marcelo; Yim, Yong-Hyeon; Lee, Kyoung-Seok; Heun Kim, Sook; Konopelko, Leonid; Ari, Betül; Tokman, Nilgün; Rienitz, Olaf; Jaehrling, Reinhard; Pape, Carola

    2015-01-01

    Cosmetics are used in practically all walks of life as a means of improving skin and beautifying complexion. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to the cosmetic safety. In response to the cosmetic safety issue, the accurate measurement of the heavy metals in cosmetics is, therefore, particularly important. NMIs from different countries should establish their chemical metrology traceability system in this area, which includes both measurement methods research and certain CRMs development. It should be noted that because the matrix of many cosmetics is complex and the contents of the heavy metals are relatively low, it still is a challenging task to measure the analytes with high accuracy and precision. CCQM-K106 followed up CCQM pilot study 'CCQM-P128: Pb, As measurements in cosmetic (cream)' coordinated by the National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM) in 2009. The cream was selected as the testing material, which is widely used as a daily skin care worldwide. This is the first CCQM key comparison regarding the measurement of toxic metal elements with the cosmetic matrix, which includes pure water, liquid paraffin, silicone oil, synthetic squalane, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, allantoin, preservative and so on. The aim of the CCQM-K106 is to demonstrate the capability of participating NMIs and designated institutes in measuring the contents of poisonous elements, including lead, arsenic and mercury in a cosmetic sample (cream), and support CMC claims relating to inorganic elements in cosmetic materials and similar chemical industry products. The cream matrix sample was prepared under the guidance of professional technicians. The formula of the cream was carefully chosen to match with a real cosmetic. The homogeneity and stability level of Pb, As and Hg in the cream sample were fit for the objective of the comparison. Each participant received two numbered bottles containing about 5g samples in each bottle. The instruction

  3. Determination of As, Cd, Cu, Hg and Pb in biological samples by modern electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

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    Sardans, Jordi, E-mail: j.sardans@creaf.uab.ca [Ecophysiological and Global Change Unit CSIC-CREAF, Edifici C, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona (Spain); Montes, Fernando [Departamento de Ciencias Analiticas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), C/ Senda del Rey 9. 28040 Madrid (Spain); Penuelas, Josep [Ecophysiological and Global Change Unit CSIC-CREAF, Edifici C, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona (Spain)

    2010-02-15

    of this technique that reaches figures of merit equivalent to Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Herein is presented an overview of recent advances and applications of (ETAAS) for the determination of As, Cd, Cu, Hg and Pb in biological samples drawn from studies over the last decade.

  4. Tinjauan terhadap tailing mengandung unsur pencemar Arsen (As, Merkuri (Hg, Timbal (Pb, dan Kadmium (Cd dari sisa pengolahan bijih logam

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    Danny Zulkifli Herman

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.17014/ijog.vol1no1.20064aWhen tailing of a mining activity is discharged into either landscape or river body, the pollutan element wastes are possible to disperse within those areas and may cause pollution on environment. The environment pollution hazards of arsenic (As, mercury (Hg, lead (Pb and cadmium (Cd probably occurred if tailing with the content of those elements is not handled properly. Particularly in the tropical regions, higher rates of chemical weathering and bio-chemical activity will contribute a rapid mobilization of the most potentially toxic elements.One of adverse health effects from arsenic to human life is in the case of arsenic-contained drinking waters exceed the threshold limit value. As a result, it will create chronic symptoms of toxicity within the human body such as gastro-intestinal irritation, nerve damage and tissue wastage. Tailing originated from amalgamation processing of gold ore enables its mercury waste to disperse in the vicinity of mining area and may form environment pollution by either organic or inorganic mercury. The pollution would be more hazardous to human health if mercury element in the water body transform biochemically into a compound of methylmercury. There is a variety of mechanisms by micro-organism which can bring about the formation of the very toxic methylmercury species, particularly with regard to its uptake by fish. Effects to the human health from the organic mercury include the blood-brain barrier and upsetting the metabolism of the nervous system. Whilst the main toxic effect of inorganic mercury is disruption the functions of kidneys and liver within human body. Most mining activity of base metal may discharge tailing with a significant lead (Pb content. Lead is a cumulative poison, hence absorbing this element by human body with particularly exceeding its threshold limit value will bind strongly to a large number of molecules such as amino acids, haemoglobin

  5. Tinjauan terhadap tailing mengandung unsur pencemar Arsen (As, Merkuri (Hg, Timbal (Pb, dan Kadmium (Cd dari sisa pengolahan bijih logam

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    Danny Zulkifli Herman

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.17014/ijog.vol1no1.20064aWhen tailing of a mining activity is discharged into either landscape or river body, the pollutan element wastes are possible to disperse within those areas and may cause pollution on environment. The environment pollution hazards of arsenic (As, mercury (Hg, lead (Pb and cadmium (Cd probably occurred if tailing with the content of those elements is not handled properly. Particularly in the tropical regions, higher rates of chemical weathering and bio-chemical activity will contribute a rapid mobilization of the most potentially toxic elements.One of adverse health effects from arsenic to human life is in the case of arsenic-contained drinking waters exceed the threshold limit value. As a result, it will create chronic symptoms of toxicity within the human body such as gastro-intestinal irritation, nerve damage and tissue wastage. Tailing originated from amalgamation processing of gold ore enables its mercury waste to disperse in the vicinity of mining area and may form environment pollution by either organic or inorganic mercury. The pollution would be more hazardous to human health if mercury element in the water body transform biochemically into a compound of methylmercury. There is a variety of mechanisms by micro-organism which can bring about the formation of the very toxic methylmercury species, particularly with regard to its uptake by fish. Effects to the human health from the organic mercury include the blood-brain barrier and upsetting the metabolism of the nervous system. Whilst the main toxic effect of inorganic mercury is disruption the functions of kidneys and liver within human body. Most mining activity of base metal may discharge tailing with a significant lead (Pb content. Lead is a cumulative poison, hence absorbing this element by human body with particularly exceeding its threshold limit value will bind strongly to a large number of molecules such as amino acids, haemoglobin

  6. Structural, dielectric, and ferroelectric properties of the (1-x)PbTiO₃-xBiAlO₃ solid solution.

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    Yu, Huichun; Ren, Wei; Ye, Zuo-Guang

    2010-10-01

    Ferroelectric ceramics derived from the solid solution of (1-x)PbTiO₃-xBiAlO₃ (x = 0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, and 0.18) have been synthesized by solid-state reactions. A pure perovskite phase is formed for 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15. The tetragonality (c/a) of the solid solution decreases with the increasing amount of BiAlO₃. Scanning electron microscopic images reveal a microstructure with a fine grain size of less than 1 μm for the solid solution ceramics (x ≥ 0.05). Compared with pure PbTiOPbTiO₃ ceramics whose high conductivity and poor densification were harmful to their dielectric performance, the ceramics of (1-x)PbTiO₃-xBiAlO₃ are well-densified (with a relative density of up to 93%) and their dielectric and ferroelectric properties are significantly improved with the addition of BiAlO₃, exhibiting reduced dielectric losses, well-developed P-E hysteresis loops (for x = 0.05, 0.10, and 0.15) and a high remnant polarization (P(r)) of 64 μC/cm² (for x = 0.15).

  7. Development of heat resistant Pb-free joints by TLPS process of Ag and Sn-Bi-Ag alloy powders

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    Ohnuma I.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available TLPS (Transient Liquid Phase Sintering process is a candidate method of heat-resistant bonding, which makes use of the reaction between low-melting temperature powder of Sn-Bi base alloys and reactive powder of Ag. During heat treatment above the melting temperature of a Sn-Bi base alloy, the molten Sn-Bi reacts rapidly with solid Ag particles, which results in the formation of heat-resistant intermetallic compound (IMC. In this study, the TLPS properties between Sn-17Bi-1Ag (at.% powder with its liquidus temperature of 200°C and pure Ag powder were investigated. During differential scanning calorimetry (DSC measurement, an exothermic reaction and an endothermic reaction occurred, which correspond to the formation of the e-Ag3Sn IMC phase and the melting of the Sn-17Bi-1Ag alloy, respectively. After the overall measurement, the obtained reactant consists of the Ag3Sn-IMC and Bi-rich phases, both of which start melting above 250°C, with a small amount of the residual Sn-Bi eutectic phase. These results suggest that the TLPS process can be applied for Pb-free heatresistant bonding.

  8. Crystal Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of the (7,7)L Lillianite Homologue Pb6Bi2Se9.

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    Casamento, Joseph; Lopez, Juan S; Moroz, Nicholas A; Olvera, Alan; Djieutedjeu, Honore; Page, Alexander; Uher, Ctirad; Poudeu, Pierre F P

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    Pb6Bi2Se9, the selenium analogue of heyrovsyite, crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Cmcm (#63) with a = 4.257(1) Å, b = 14.105(3) Å, and c = 32.412(7) Å at 300 K. Its crystal structure consists of two NaCl-type layers, A and B, with equal thickness, N1 = N2 = 7, where N is the number of edge-sharing [Pb/Bi]Se6 octahedra along the central diagonal. In the crystal structure, adjacent layers are arranged along the c-axis such that bridging bicapped trigonal prisms, PbSe8, are located on a pseudomirror plane parallel to (001). Therefore, Pb6Bi2Se9 corresponds to a (7,7)L member of the lillianite homologous series. Electronic transport measurements indicate that the compound is a heavily doped narrow band gap n-type semiconductor, with electrical conductivity and thermopower values of 350 S/cm and -53 μV/K at 300 K. Interestingly, the compound exhibits a moderately low thermal conductivity, ∼1.1 W/mK, in the whole temperature range, owing to its complex crystal structure, which enables strong phonon scattering at the twin boundaries between adjacent NaCl-type layers A and B. The dimensionless figure of merit, ZT, increases with temperature to 0.25 at 673 K.

  9. Elemental composition analysis of superconducting Hg0.67Pb0.34Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+δ

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    毛福明; 邵力为

    1997-01-01

    The analysis of superconducting sample by using a sputtered neutral particle mass spectrometer demonstrates that Ca and Ba elements are oxidative, Cu is non-oxidative, Hg is mainly in metallic form near the surface and becomes oxidative far from the surface, and Pb is concentrated on the surface. The analysis also reveals that the highly concentrative hydrocarbon and water impurities are mixed into the sample during the preparation and conservation.

  10. KONTAMINASI LOGAM BERAT MERKURI (Hg) DAN TIMBAL (Pb) PADA AIR, SEDIMEN DAN IKAN SELAR TETENGKEK (Megalaspis cordyla L) DI TELUK PALU, SULAWESI TENGAH

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    Matius Paundanan; Etty Riani; Syaiful Anwar

    2015-01-01

    Palu bay waters is susceptible to heavy metal pollution due to the inclusion of the waste product of Palu city, and such as agriculture, and traditional mining. The objective of this research was to determine the contamination of heavy metals mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) in water, sediment, and torpedo scad fish (Megalaspis cordyla). Sampling was done purposively at 10 sampling points. Parameters of water quality measurements were done in the field for temperature, pH, brightness, turbidity, an...

  11. Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) capturado en Veracruz, México

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    Mendoza Díaz, Fernando; Serrano, Arturo; CUERVO LÓPEZ, LILIANA; López Jiménez, Alejandra; Galindo, José A.; Basañez Muñoz, Agustín

    2013-01-01

    Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) captured in Veracruz, Mexico. Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the hardest conservation issues to solve. Sharks as top predators are bioindicators of the marine ecosystem health, since they tend to bioaccumulate and biomagnify contaminants; they also represent a food source for local consumption. Thus, the objective of this study was to study ...

  12. Adsorption Study of Pb(II, Cd(II, Hg(II And Cr(III Onto Calix[4]Resorcinarene Derivative

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    Chairil Anwar

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the removal of several heavy metal ions of Pb(II, Cd(II, Hg(II and Cr(III from aqueous medium via sorption process onto calix[4]resorcinarene derivative was investigated. The used adsorbent was highly oxygenated calix[4]resorcinarene namely C-4-hydroxyphenylcalix[4]resorcinarene. Several adsorption parameters were studied including pH, adsorbent dosage, interaction time as well as the kinetic studies. While the maximum removals of Pb(II, Cd(II and Hg(II were observed in pH 5, the removal of Cr(III reached the maximum value at pH 6. The optimum adsorbent dosages for Pb(II, Hg(II and Cr(III were 0.025 g, whereas that for Cd(II was 0.05 g. The kinetic data were evaluated by using three kinetic models of first order model of Santosa, pseudo-first order of Lagergren and pseudo-second order of Ho. The results showed that the adsorption of these metal ions could be well described with Ho's pseudo-first order model.

  13. Pengaruh Waktu Perendaman dan Konsentrasi Karboksimetil Kitosan untuk Menurunkan Kandungan Logam Berat Hg, Cd, Dan Pb Pada Kerang Hijau (Perna Viridis Linn.

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    Jovita Tri Murtini

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Penelitian telah dilakukan untuk mengetahui pengaruh waktu perendaman dan konsentrasi karboksimetil kitosan larut air (KMK terhadap kandungan logam berat Hg, Cd, dan Pb pada daging kerang hijau (Perna viridis Linn.. Perlakuan perendaman larutan karboksimetil kitosan menggunakan konsentrasi 0; 0,5; 1; dan 1,5% dengan lama perendaman 1, 2, dan 3 jam. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa perlakuan yang paling efektif untuk penurunan logam Hg adalah perendaman dengan larutan KMK 0,5% selama 1 jam, sedangkan perlakuan yang paling efektif untuk penurunan Pb adalah perendaman dengan larutan KMK 0,5% selama 3 jam. Hasil penelitian juga menunjukkan bahwa KMK tidak efektif untuk menurunkan Cd pada kerang hijau. Analisis sidik ragam menunjukkan tidak ada interaksi antara konsentrasi KMK dengan lama perendaman yang dapat menurunkan kandungan Hg dan Cd, tetapi terdapat interaksi yang sangat nyata antara konsentrasi KMK dan lama perendaman untuk menurunkan kandungan Pb. Perendaman dalam akuades (KMK 0% sudah dapat menurunkan kandungan logam berat dalam kerang hijau, diduga karena terjadinya leaching dari senyawa organik yang berikatan dengan logam berat.

  14. Localization of Hg and Pb in the palps, the digestive gland and the gills in Mytilus galloprovincialis (L.) using autometallography and X-ray microanalysis

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    Dimitriadis, V.K.; Domouhtsidou, G.P.; Raftopoulou, E

    2003-10-01

    Palps are introduced as a new metal-storing organ in Mytilus galloprovincialis. - The intracellular localization of heavy metals using autometallography (AMG) and X-ray microanalysis was studied in the palps, the digestive gland and the gills of mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis, after an experimental exposure to 0.1 mg l{sup -1} of Hg and 0.1 mg l{sup -1} of Pb, for 30 and 60 days. In the examined tissues, autometallographical black silver deposits (BSD) were localized mainly in the residual bodies and heterolysosomes of the digestive cells, as well as in the dense bodies of the epithelial cells. Metal deposition after Hg exposure was much more abundant compared to Pb exposure. Using X-ray microanalysis, Hg was traced on the BSD in all examined tissues, while Pb was not traced in these deposits. The results are discussed in comparison to previous results on long-term exposure to the same metals; in addition, the palps are introduced as a new metal storing organ and, finally, the use of X-ray microanalysis under a scanning electron microscope in order to enhance the specificity of AMG is suggested.

  15. Toxicity and Traces of Hg, Pb and Cd in the Hepatopancreas, Gills and Muscles of Perna viridis from Jakarta Bay, Indonesia.

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    Irnidayanti, Y

    2015-02-01

    Heavy metals contamination on the coast of Jakarta Bay has led to the level of pollution and can cause toxicity to organisms living in the sea, i.e., green mussels. Green mussels have the ability to detoxify metals entering their bodies. Their ability to accumulate metals is higher than other aquatic animals. This is due to their sedentary life which prevents them from avoiding the effects of pollution and their high tolerance to certain metals. The high concentration of metal content would be toxic to the cell because metal ions can act as oxidants and bind to organic and protein molecules. The results of the study showed that traces of heavy metals were detected in the hepatopancreas, gills, muscles and gonads organs of the mussels living in the waters of Muara Angke. Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) were found in all four organs, while mercury (Hg) was not detected in the muscles. Traces of Hg and Cd were not detected in hepatopancreas, gills, muscles and gonads of green mussels in Panimbang, while Pb was detected by 0.00 1 in the male gonads and 0.01 in hepatopancreas. The concentration of Pb in the male gonads are still below the acceptable limit and concentration of Pb in the hepatopancreas is relatively equivalent to the acceptable limit. Metal detection in the organs above shows that the Muara Angke waters tend to be polluted and have an impact on the mussels weight loss as a result of heavy metal toxicity.

  16. Creep Behavior of a Sn-Ag-Bi Pb-Free Solder

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    Alice Kilgo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Compression creep tests were performed on the ternary 91.84Sn-3.33Ag-4.83Bi (wt.%, abbreviated Sn-Ag-Bi Pb-free alloy. The test temperatures were: −25 °C, 25 °C, 75 °C, 125 °C, and 160 °C (± 0.5 °C. Four loads were used at the two lowest temperatures and five at the higher temperatures. The specimens were tested in the as-fabricated condition or after having been subjected to one of two air aging conditions: 24 hours at either 125 °C or 150 °C. The strain-time curves exhibited frequent occurrences of negative creep and small-scale fluctuations, particularly at the slower strain rates, that were indicative of dynamic recrystallization (DRX activity. The source of tertiary creep behavior at faster strain rates was likely to also be DRX rather than a damage accumulation mechanism. Overall, the strain-time curves did not display a consistent trend that could be directly attributed to the aging condition. The sinh law equation satisfactorily represented the minimum strain rate as a function of stress and temperature so as to investigate the deformation rate kinetics: dε/dtmin = Asinhn (ασ exp (−ΔH/RT. The values of α, n, and  ΔH were in the following ranges (±95% confidence interval: α, 0.010–0.015 (±0.005 1/MPa; n, 2.2–3.1 (±0.5; and ΔH, 54–66 (±8 kJ/mol. The rate kinetics analysis indicated that short-circuit diffusion was a contributing mechanism to dislocation motion during creep. The rate kinetics analysis also determined that a minimum creep rate trend could not be developed between the as-fabricated versus aged conditions. This study showed that the elevated temperature aging treatments introduced multiple changes to the Sn-Ag-Bi microstructure that did not result in a simple loss (“softening” of its mechanical strength.

  17. Oxidation mechanism of a Fe-9Cr-1Mo steel by liquid Pb-Bi eutectic alloy (Part I)

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    Martinelli, L. [CEA, DEN, Service de la Corrosion et du Comportement des Materiaux dans leur Environnement, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France)], E-mail: laure.martinelli@cea.fr; Balbaud-Celerier, F.; Terlain, A. [CEA, DEN, Service de la Corrosion et du Comportement des Materiaux dans leur Environnement, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); Delpech, S. [CNRS, UMR 7575 Ecole Nationale superieure de Chimie de Paris, Laboratoire d' Electrochimie et de Chimie Analytique, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75231 Paris (France); Santarini, G. [CEA, Cabinet du Haut-Commisaire, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); Favergeon, J.; Moulin, G. [CNRS, centre de recherche de Royallieu FRE CNRS 2833, Laboratoire Roberval, 20529-60205 Compiegne (France); Tabarant, M. [CEA, DEN, Service de Chimie Physique, F- 91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); Picard, G. [CNRS, UMR 7575 Ecole Nationale superieure de Chimie de Paris, Laboratoire d' Electrochimie et de Chimie Analytique, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75231 Paris (France)

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    This paper is the first part of a global study on the oxidation process of a Fe-9Cr-1Mo martensitic steel (T91) in static liquid Pb-Bi. It focuses on the oxygen transport mode across the oxide scale. The oxide layer has a duplex structure composed of an internal Fe-Cr spinel layer and an external magnetite layer. Oxygen 18 tracer experiments are performed: they show that the magnetite layer grows at the Pb-Bi/ oxide interface whereas the Fe-Cr spinel layer grows at the metal/oxide interface. Oxygen seems to diffuse across the oxide scale dissolved inside nanometric lead penetrations called nano-channels. Specific experiments are performed to characterize the nano-channels.

  18. Results of steel corrosion tests in flowing liquid Pb/Bi at 420-600 deg. C after 2000 h

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    Mueller, G. E-mail: georg.mueller@ihm.fzk.de; Heinzel, A.; Konys, J.; Schumacher, G.; Weisenburger, A.; Zimmermann, F.; Engelko, V.; Rusanov, A.; Markov, V

    2002-02-01

    Corrosion tests were carried out on austenitic AISI 316L and 1.4970 steels and on MANET steel up to 2000 h of exposure to flowing (up to 2 m/s) Pb/Bi. The concentration of oxygen in the liquid alloy was controlled at 10{sup -6} wt%. Specimens consisted of tube and rod sections in original state and after alloying of Al into the surface. After 2000 h of exposure at 420 and 550 deg. C the specimen surfaces were covered with an intact oxide layer which provided a good protection against corrosion attack of the liquid Pb/Bi alloy. After the same time corrosion attack at 600 deg. C was severe at the original AISI 316L steel specimens. The alloyed specimens containing FeAl on the surface of the alloyed layer still maintained an intact oxide layer with good corrosion protection up to 600 deg. C.

  19. Mass Spectrometric Studies on Metai-hexafluorobenzene Anionic Comolexes(M=Ag,Au,Pd,Pt,Pb and Bi)

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    SUN Zhang; SUN Shu-tao; LIU Hong-tao; ZHU Qi-he; GAO Zhen; TANG Zi-chao

    2009-01-01

    The anionic products from the reactions between metal(M=Ag,Au,Pd,Pt,Pb and Bi) vapour produced by laser ablation and hexafluorobenzene seeded in carrier gas(Ar) were studied by means of a homemade reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometry(RTOF-MS).Experimental results show that the dominant products were [MmC6F6]-complexes for the reactions of Ag,Au,Pd and Pt with C6F6,while the dominant products were [MmC6Fs]- complexes for the reactions of Pb and Bi with C6F6.The formation mechanisms of the products,including the adsorption of metal cluster anions on hexafluorobenzene and the C-F cleavage induced by metal cluster anions,were discussed.

  20. Formation of the 110-K superconducting phase in Pb-doped Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O thin films

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    Kula, W.; Sobolewski, R.; Gorecka, J.; Lewandowski, S.J. (Instytut Fizyki, Polska Akademia Nauk, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, PL-02668 Warszawa (Poland))

    1991-09-15

    Investigation of the 110-K Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub {ital x}} phase formation in superconducting thin films of Bi-based cuprates is reported. The films were dc magnetron sputtered from single Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O targets of various stoichiometries, and subsequently annealed in air at high temperatures. The influence of the initial Pb content, annealing conditions, as well as the substrate material on the growth of the 110-K phase was investigated. We found that the films, fully superconducting above 100 K could be reproducibly fabricated on various dielectric substrates from Pb-rich targets by optimizing annealing conditions for each initial Pb/Bi ratio. Heavy Pb doping considerably accelerated formation of the 110-K phase, reducing the film annealing time to less than 1 h. Films containing, according to the x-ray measurement, more than 90% of the 110-K phase were obtained on MgO substrates, after sputtering from the Bi{sub 2}Pb{sub 2.5}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2.15}Cu{sub 3.3}O{sub {ital x}} target and annealing in air for 1 h at 870 {degree}C. The films were {ital c}-axis oriented, with 4.5-K-wide superconducting transition, and zero resistivity at 106 K. Their critical current density was 2 {times} 10{sup 2} A/cm{sup 2} at 90 K, and above 10{sup 4} A/cm{sup 2} below 60 K. The growth of the 110-K phase on epitaxial substrates, such as CaNdAlO{sub 4} and SrTiO{sub 3}, was considerably deteriorated, and the presence of the 80- and 10-K phases was detected. Nevertheless, the best films deposited on these substrates were fully superconducting at 104 K and exhibited critical current densities above 2 {times} 10{sup 5} A/cm{sup 2} below 60 K{minus}one order of magnitude greater than the films deposited on MgO.

  1. sup 119 Sn-Moessbauer spectroscopic study of the single phase of Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu(Sn)-O

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    Matsumoto, Y. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Fukuoka Univ. (Japan)); Nishida, T. (Dept. of Chemistry, Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)); Katada, M. (Dept. of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)); Deshimaru, Y.; Miura, N.; Yamazoe, N. (Dept. of Materials Science and Tech., Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan))

    1991-12-01

    Tin-doped samples of the high-Tc (2223) phase of Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor have been prepared by a conventional sintering method. Sintering conditions were carefully selected to obtain the single high-Tc phase. {sup 119}Sn-Moessbauer spectra have been measured in the temperature range from 4.2 to 300 K. The temperature dependence of the recoilless fraction (f) is well understood by the temperature dependence of the normal phonon. (orig.).

  2. Power generation by the transverse Seebeck effect in Pb-Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} multilayers

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    Reitmaier, C.; Walther, F.; Lengfellner, H. [Universitaet Regensburg, Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Regensburg (Germany)

    2011-11-15

    The transverse Seebeck effect in tilted metal-semiconductor multilayer structures has been exploited for electric power generation. In tilted Pb-Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} multilayer samples, coefficients of performance for transverse thermoelectric power generation have been determined, in dependence of temperature difference between hot and cold sample surfaces. The results can be described well by modeling calculations of transverse thermoelectric power generation. (orig.)

  3. A Study on the Effect of Ni Dopping on Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O System

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    ABUKAY, Mustafa TEPE and Doğan

    1998-01-01

    The effect of Ni doping on superconductivity properties of the Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2(Cu1-xNix)3Oy system has been investigated by means of x-ray diffraction, ac electrical resistance, ac magnetic susceptibility and critical current measurements. The volume fraction of the 2223 phase decreases with increasing Ni concentration. The zero-resistance temperature and the critical current density are suppressed with Ni substitution.

  4. A Study on the Effect of Ni Dopping on Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O System

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    ABUKAY, Mustafa TEPE and Doğan

    2014-01-01

    The effect of Ni doping on superconductivity properties of the Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2(Cu1-xNix)3Oy system has been investigated by means of x-ray diffraction, ac electrical resistance, ac magnetic susceptibility and critical current measurements. The volume fraction of the 2223 phase decreases with increasing Ni concentration. The zero-resistance temperature and the critical current density are suppressed with Ni substitution.

  5. Doping of BiScO3-PbTiO3 Ceramics for Enhanced Properties

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    Sehirlioglu, Alp; Sayir, Ali; Dynys, Fred

    2008-01-01

    High-temperature piezoelectrics are a key technology for aeronautics and aerospace applications such as fuel modulation to increase the engine efficiency and decrease emissions. The principal challenge for the insertion of piezoelectric materials is the limitation on upper use temperature which is due to low Curie-Temperature (T(sub c) and increasing electrical conductivity. BiScO3 -PbTiO3 (BS-PT) system is a promising candidate for improving the operating temperature for piezoelectric actuators due to its high TC (>400 C). Effects of Zr and Mn doping of the BS-PT ceramics have been studied and all electrical and electromechanical properties for Sc-deficient and Ti-deficient BS- PT ceramics are reported as a function of electrical field and temperature. Donor doping with Zr and Mn (in Sc deficient compositions) increased the DC-resistivity and decreased tan at all temperatures. Resulting ceramics exhibited saturated hysteresis loops with low losses and showed no dependence on the applied field (above twice the coercive field) and measurement frequency.

  6. Design Study of Small Pb-Bi Cooled Modified Candle Reactors

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    Su'ud, Zaki; Sekimoto, H.

    2010-06-01

    In this study application of modified CANDLE burnup scheme based long life Pb-Bi Cooled Fast Reactors for small long life reactors with natural Uranium as Fuel Cycle Input has been performed. The reactor cores are subdivided into several parts with the same volume in the axial directions. The natural uranium is initially put in region 1, after one cycle of 10 years of burn-up it is shifted to region 2, and 10 years after that it is shifted to region 3. This concept is applied to all regions, i.e. shifted the core of I'th region into I+1 region after the end of 10 years burn-up cycle. The first region 1 is filled by fresh natural uranium fuel. Compared to the previous works, in a smaller reactor core the criticality need to be considered more carefully especially at the beginning of life. As an optimized design, a core of 85 cm radius and 150 cm height with 300 MWt power are selected. This core can be operated 10 years without refueling or fuel shuffling. The average discharge burn-up is 350 GWd/ton HM.

  7. Synthesis and evaluation of tetraphosphonates labelled with {sup 212}Bi, {sup 212}Pb and {sup 165}Er

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    Hassfjell, S.P

    1997-08-01

    The main goal of this work has been to achieve a synthesis of radiolabelled phosphonates for the improvement of diagnostic and therapy of osteoblastic osteosarcoma and sclerotic bone metastases. {sup 212}Bi-DOTMP is shown to be an in vivo stable bone seeking radiopharmaceutical with a potential for a {alpha}-particle therapy of the above mentioned diseases. It has biodistribution characteristics similar to {sup 153}Sm-EDTMP, which is now formally approved in several countries, most recently in the US. {sup 212}Pb-DOTMP is also a promising candidate having the advantage of increasing the effective half life of the {alpha}-emitter, although loss of some of the in vivo generated {sup 212}Bi may be a problem. A generator has been developed for the production of the {alpha}-emitting radionuclide {sup 212}Bi and its parent nuclide {sup 212}Pb. The generator is based on the emanation of {sup 220}Rn from ({sup 228}Th)barium stearate. The decay product of {sup 220}Rn, {sup 212}Pb deposits on the walls of a polyethylene bottle, and can be wasted off with distilled water. The generator shows no leakage of any long-lived parent nuclides, is easy to operate and has a high degree of radiation safety.

  8. Optimization of simultaneous electrochemical determination of Cd(II), Pb(II), Cu(II) and Hg(II) at carbon nanotube-modified graphite electrodes.

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    Pikna, L'ubomír; Heželová, Mária; Kováčová, Zuzana

    2015-01-01

    The health of the environment is worsening every day. Monitoring of potentially toxic elements and remediation of environmental pollution are necessary. Therefore, the research and development of simple, inexpensive, portable and effective sensors is important. Electrochemistry is a useful component of the field of environment monitoring. The present study focuses on evaluating and comparing three types of electrodes (PIGE, PIGE/MWCNT/HNO3 and PIGE/MWCNT/EDTA/HNO3) employed for the simultaneous electrochemical determination of four potentially toxic elements: Cd(II), Pb(II), Cu(II) and Hg(II). Cyclic voltammograms were measured in an acetate buffer. The LOD, LOQ, the standard and relative precisions of the method and a prediction intervals were calculated (according to the technical procedure DIN 32 645) for the three electrodes and for each measured element. The LOD for PIGE/CNT/HNO3 (the electrode with narrowest calculated prediction intervals) was 2.98 × 10(-7) mol L(-1) for Cd(II), 4.83 × 10(-7) mol L(-1) for Pb(II), 3.81 × 10(-7) mol L(-1) for Cu(II), 6.79 × 10(-7) mol L(-1) for Hg(II). One of the benefits of this study was the determination of the amount of Hg(II) in the mixture of other elements.

  9. Distribution of electron density in BaPb{sub 1-x}Bi{sub x}O{sub 3} evidenced by {sup 207}Pb and {sup 17}O NMR

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    Trokiner, Arlette; Piskunov, Yuri; Gerashenko, Alexander; Pogudin, Anton; Mikhalev, Konstantin; Yakubovsky, Andrey; Verkhovskii, Stanislav

    2004-08-01

    The inhomogeneous magnetic broadening of the {sup 17}O and {sup 207}Pb NMR spectra resulting from a distribution of the Knight shifts was studied in the metallic phase of BaPb{sub 1-x}Bi{sub x}O{sub 3} oxides (0{<=}x{<=}0.33). It was shown that Bi atoms, which are randomly incorporated in the parent BaPbO{sub 3}, give rise to an increased spin density of carriers within the two first cation shells. The percolative overlap of these areas is expected for superconducting compositions (x>0.1)

  10. Highly selective removal of Hg2+ and Pb2+ by thiol-functionalized Fe3O4@metal-organic framework core-shell magnetic microspheres

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    Ke, Fei; Jiang, Jing; Li, Yizhi; Liang, Jing; Wan, Xiaochun; Ko, Sanghoon

    2017-08-01

    In this work, we report a novel type of thiol-functionalized magnetic core-shell metal-organic framework (MOF) microspheres that can be potentially used for selective removal of Hg2+ and Pb2+ in the presence of other background ions from wastewater. The monodisperse Fe3O4@Cu3(btc)2 core-shell magnetic microspheres have been fabricated by a versatile step-by-step assembly strategy. Further, the thiol-functionalized Fe3O4@Cu3(btc)2 magnetic microspheres were successfully synthesized by utilizing a facile postsynthetic strategy. Significantly, the thiol-functionalized Fe3O4@Cu3(btc)2 magnetic microspheres exhibit remarkably selective adsorption affinity for Hg2+ (Kd = 5.98 × 104 mL g-1) and Pb2+ (Kd = 1.23 × 104 mL g-1), while a weaker binding affinity occurred for the other background ions such as Ni2+, Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+. The adsorption kinetics follow the pseudo-second-order rate equation and with an almost complete removal of Hg2+ and Pb2+ from the mixed heavy metal ions wastewater (0.5 mM) within 120 min. Moreover, this adsorbent can be easily recycled because of the presence of the magnetic Fe3O4 core. This work provides a promising functionalized porous magnetic Fe3O4@MOF-based adsorbent with easy recycling property for the selective removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater.

  11. [Simultaneous determination of the total content of As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Se, Sb in paint coating on toys by ICP-AES].

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    Liu, Chong-hua; Zhong, Zhi-guang; Li, Bing-zhong; Huang, Li-na; Yi, Le-zhou

    2002-10-01

    ICP-AES was used for the simultaneous determination of the total content of As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Se, Sb in paint coating on toys. Digestion procedures of these materials with different acid mixtures have been developed. The sample was dissvolved in the acid mixture of nitric acid, tartaric acid, and a little phosphoric acid. The matrix elements effect was studied and the preferable experimental conditions were investigated. The recovery rates of this procedure were between 99% and 109%. The RSD was within 1.5%. The proposed method was simple, rapid and can be used in daily inspection of toys.

  12. Determination of Cd, Hg, Pb and Tl in coal and coal fly ash slurries using electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and isotopic dilution

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    Maia, S.M.; Pozebon, D.; Curtius, A.J. [Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC (Brazil)

    2003-07-01

    A method has been investigated for the determination of Cd, Hg, Pb and Tl in coal and in coal fly ash, using slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and isotope dilution. The slurry, 25 mg ml{sup -1}, was prepared by mixing the powdered sample (less than or equal to 36 - 45 mm) with acid solutions (nitric acid for coal and nitric and hydrofluoric acids for coal fly ash) and submitting the mixture to an ultrasonic agitation, letting it stand afterwards in a water bath at 60{sup o}C for 2 h. An ultrasonic probe was used to homogenize the slurry in the autosampler cup just before its introduction into the graphite tube. The best conditions were determined regarding analyte sensitivity, furnace temperature program, amount of modifier, acid concentration, gas flow rate and particle size. For Hg, the pyrolysis stage was omitted and a low vaporization temperature was used (450 - 1000{sup o}C); the residual matrix was eliminated in the first step of the following cycle. The modifiers used were: Pd for Cd and Tl; Au, Ir or Pd for Hg; Ir or Pd for Pb. The accuracy of the method was checked by analyzing six certified coal reference materials (SARM 20, SARM 19, BCR No. 40, BCR No. 180, BCR No. 181 and NIST 1630a) and one certified coal fly ash (NIST 1633b). With one exception (Hg in BCR No. 180), the found concentrations were typically within 95% confidence interval of the certified values, or close enough to the recommended values, as long as the samples were ground to a small enough particle size. The limits of detection were typically around 0.08 {mu}g g{sup -1}, 0.03 {mu}g g{sup -1}, 1 {mu}g g{sup -1} and 0.02 {mu}g g{sup -1} for Cd, Hg, Pb and Tl, respectively. The precision was also adequate with relative standard deviations of usually < 5%.

  13. Effects of Dopant on Depoling Temperature in Modified BiScO3 - PbTiO3

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    Kowalski, Benjamin; Sehirlioglu, Alp

    2014-01-01

    In recent years there has been a renewed interest for high temperature piezoelectrics for both terrestrial and aerospace applications. These applications are limited in part by the operating temperature, which is usually taken as one half of the Curie temperature (Tc), and is 200C for one of the most widely used commercial piezoelectrics, Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT). In an effort to increase Tc, subsequent research into high temperature Bi(BB)O3 PbTiO3 piezoelectrics led to the discovery of the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) in the high-Tc BiScO3 PbTiO3 (BS-PT) system with a Tc of 460C and a d33 of 460 pmV. The Tc marks the ferroelectric to paraelectric phase transformation and while, in general, a phase transformation leads to thermal depoling in piezoelectrics with low or moderate Tcs, for high Tc piezoelectrics thermally assisted dipole rotation can lead to randomization of domains at temperatures below Tc. It becomes necessary to determine the depoling temperature (Td) which dictates the actual working temperature range. By doping for Sc and Ti the Td can be shifted while maintaining similar electromechanical properties as a function of temperature. The effect of this B-site doping on depoling temperature has been explored through the characterization of microstructure and weakhigh field measurements.

  14. Study of the analytic quality in the determinations of Cr, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb and Hg through conventional and nuclear analytical techniques in mosses of the MATV; Estudio de la calidad analitica en las determinaciones de Cr, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb y Hg a traves de tecnicas analiticas nucleares y convencionales en musgos de la ZMVT

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    Caballero S, B.

    2013-07-01

    To evaluate the environmental risks of air pollution and to facilitate the decision-making for control, is necessary to have the capacity to generate data with analytical quality. A comparison between nuclear (Neutron activation analysis and total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry) and no nuclear analytical techniques (atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry) for simultaneous determination of metal content (Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Pb and Zn) in mosses from Metropolitan Area of the Toluca Valley (MATV) was performed. Epiphytic mosses (Fabriona ciliaris and Leskea angustata) were sampled in two campaigns, 16 sites (urban, transition and natural) and were prepared for each technique. The biological certified reference materials were used for the quality control and to evaluate accuracy, precision, linearity, detection and quantification limits. Results show that nuclear analytical techniques and no nuclear applied in chemical analysis of Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Pb and Zn in moss from MATV are comparable and therefore all of these can potentially be used for this purpose. However, if its considered both, the performance parameters and economic/operational characteristics is widely recommended inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, conventional analytical technique, which showed the highest analytical grade quality. Also were observed spatial and temporal variations in the concentrations of Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Pb and Zn in mosses from MATV and was discussed its potential origin. The urban sites had the highest concentration of anthropogenic elements as Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Pb and Zn because are strongly impacted by roads with high vehicle traffic. (Author)

  15. Separation of 210Pb, 210Bi and 210Po by ion exchange and their Iiquid scintillation standardization; Separacion del 210Pb, 210Bi y 2I0Po mediante columna de cambio ionico y su calibracion por centelleo liquido

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    Rodriguez, L.; Jimenez, A.; Grau, A.

    1996-07-01

    We applied the CIEMAT/NIST method and alpha/beta discrimination to ''210Pb samples in equilibrium with its daughters, by preparing homogeneous and gel samples. The stability of samples was tested in different available cocktails, HiSafe''TM II, HiSafe''TM III, Ultima-Gold''TM, Ultima-Gold''TM XR, Ultima-Gold''TM AB, Insta-Gel''R and e Insta-Gel''R lI. Also we analyzed the disequilibrium of the radioactive chain 210Pb+210Bi+210Po, achieving an excellent agreement between the results of the spectrum unfolding method and the experimental values. (Author) 13 refs.

  16. Dual fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay between tunable upconversion nanoparticles and controlled gold nanoparticles for the simultaneous detection of Pb²⁺ and Hg²⁺.

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    Wu, Shijia; Duan, Nuo; Shi, Zhao; Fang, Congcong; Wang, Zhouping

    2014-10-01

    In this work, we presented a novel dual fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) system for the simultaneous detection of Pb(2+) and Hg(2+). This system employed two color upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) as the donors, and controlled gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) as the acceptors. The two donor-acceptor pairs were fabricated by hybridizing the aptamers and their corresponding complementary DNA. Thus, the green and red upconversion fluorescence could be quenched because of a good overlap between the UCNPs fluorescence emission and the AuNPs absorption spectrum. In the presence of Pb(2+) and Hg(2+), the aptamers preferred to bind to their corresponding analytes and formed a G-quadruplexes structure for Pb(2+) and the hairpin-like structure for Hg(2+). As a result, the dual FRET was disrupted, and the green and red upconversion fluorescence was restored. Under optimized experimental conditions, the relative fluorescence intensity increased as the metal ion concentrations were increased, allowing for the quantification of Pb(2+) and Hg(2+). The relationships between the fluorescence intensity and plotting logarithms of ion concentrations were linear in the range from 0.1 to 100 nM for Pb(2+) and 0.5 to 500 nM for Hg(2+), and the detection limits of Pb(2+) and Hg(2+) were 50 pM and 150 pM, respectively. As a practical application, the aptasensor was used to monitor Pb(2+) and Hg(2+) levels in naturally contaminated samples and human serum samples. Ultimately, this type of dual FRET could be used to detect other metal ions or contaminants in food safety analysis and environment monitoring.

  17. AVALIAÇÃO DOS TEORES DE Pb, Cd, Sn, Co, Hg, Mo E As EM SOLOS DA PENÍNSULA FILDES - ANTÁRTICA

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    Bruna M. Dalfior

    Full Text Available Antarctic Continent is one of the few places that has not been explored at all, but studies show that this place is suffering interference by human activities. Therefore, monitoring of this region becomes very important. After optimization and verification of the methodology, the concentrations of Pb, Cd, Sn, Co, Hg, Mo and As in soil samples collected in the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica, were determined by ICP-MS. The ranges found (µg kg-1 were: for Pb 525.2-2314.1, for Cd 54.8-193.8, for Sn 54.8-193.8, for Co 2095.0-11094.1, for Hg < 2.4-54.6, for Mo 5.3-38.7 and for As 120.3-1297.1. In general, the presence of these elements can be attributed to different factors, such as natural composition of soil, melting process and transport of chemical elements caused by physical phenomena as sea and air currents, besides anthropic contamination. Using enrichment factor was possible suggest contribution by anthropic activities mainly for Co and As. Thus, it is important monitoring the elements levels constantly assisting in environmental protection.

  18. Direct contamination of barley with /sup 51/Cr, /sup 59/Fe, /sup 58/Co, /sup 65/Zn, /sup 203/Hg and /sup 210/Pb

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    Aarkrog, A.; Lippert, J.

    1971-01-01

    A study is reported of barley sprayed at six different stages of development with radionuclides of Cr, Fe, Co, Zn, Hg and Pb. The initial retention followed the equation: IR = 1-e/sub -0.31 g.cm-1/, where g is the dry weight of the herbage in a plot in grammes, and cm the height of the plants at spraying. The field loss depended on the growing rate and the development of the plants and thus varied throughout the growing period. The field loss coefficient ..gamma.. was 0.054 days/sup -1/ in the first part of the period and 0.017 days/sup -1/ in the second part. If the whole growing season is considered, the loss of activity in percent is about equal to the time in days from the spraying to harvest. Zn and Co showed the highest concentrations in the grain. The translocation of Cr, Pb and Hg within the plant was small. Fe was translocated to the grain as was Zn, but to a far less extent.

  19. Survey of trace elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Co, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, and Si) in retail samples of flavoured and bottled waters.

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    Barroso, M F; Ramos, S; Oliva-Teles, M T; Delerue-Matos, C; Sales, M G F; Oliveira, M B P P

    2009-01-01

    Concentrations of eleven trace elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Co, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, and Si) were measured in 39 (natural and flavoured) water samples. Determinations were performed using graphite furnace electrothermetry for almost all elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Co, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Si). For Se determination hydride generation was used, and cold vapour generation for Hg. These techniques were coupled to atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The trace element content of still or sparkling natural waters changed from brand to brand. Significant differences between natural still and natural sparkling waters (p differences between flavoured and natural waters. The concentration of each element was compared with the presence of flavours, preservatives, acidifying agents, fruit juice and/or sweeteners, according to the labelled composition. It was shown that flavoured waters generally increase the trace element content. The addition of preservatives and acidifying regulators had a significant influence on Mn, Co, As and Si contents (p difference in Mn, Co, Se and Si content.

  20. Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae capturado en Veracruz, México

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    Fernando Mendoza-Díaz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de los ecosistemas marinos y costeros por metales pesados en el Golfo de México es uno de los problemas que afectan a los recursos naturales del medio acuático. Los tiburones por situarse en niveles tróficos superiores de la red alimenticia acumulan y magnifican cantidades considerables de contaminantes. Por esta razón, el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cuatro metales pesados (Hg, Cd, Pb y Cr y un metaloide (As en el tiburón punta negra (Carcharhinus limbatus por medio de espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con flama y generador de hidruros. Se muestrearon 19 hígados de tiburones capturados cerca de Tamiahua, Veracruz entre noviembre 2007 y marzo 2008, de los cuales 12 fueron machos adultos, una hembra adulta, tres machos jóvenes y tres hembras jóvenes. Las concentraciones máximas registradas para cada metal fueron: Hg=0.69mg/ kg, Cd=0.43mg/kg, As=27.37mg/kg, Cr=0.35mg/kg. El Pb no fue detectado, no al menos la cantidad mínima de detección requerida por el espectrofotómetro de absorción atómica (0.1mg/kg. Ninguna de las muestras analizadas rebasó los límites máximos permisibles por las leyes mexicanas y americanas.Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae captured in Veracruz, Mexico. Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the hardest conservation issues to solve. Sharks as top predators are bioindicators of the marine ecosystem health, since they tend to bioaccumulate and biomagnify contaminants; they also represent a food source for local consumption. Thus, the objective of this study was to study the possible presence of heavy metals and a metalloid in livers of Carcharhinus limbatus. For this, a total of 19 shark livers were taken from animals captured nearby Tamihua, Veracruz, Mexico from December 2007 to April 2008. 12 out of the 19 captured sharks were males, one was

  1. Coordination chemistry of the {sup 212}Pb/{sup 212}Bi nuclear transformation: Alpha-emitting radiopharmaceuticals. Final technical report

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    Parks, N.J.; Harris, W.R.; Keen, C.L.; Cooper, S.R.

    1992-07-01

    Subdivisions of this project are: (a) the synthesis of prototypical thiolate and dithiocarbamate based hexacoordinate complexes, (b) radiochemical engineering for generation of no-carrier-added lead and bismuth radioelements, (c) the first isolation of bismuth-binding proteins from in vivo studies with cyclotron produced {sup 205/206}Bi tracer, and (d) initial development of transport mechanisms for the intracellular radiobiological study of alpha emitting bismuth, and (e) the initiation of chemical equilibrium studies and biochemical pathways with cyclotron-produced, no-carrier-added, {sup 203}Pb (T{sub 1/2} = 51 hr).

  2. Seebeck effect in superconducting BaPb sub(1-x)Bi sub(x) O/sub 3/ system

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    Tani, T.; Itoh, T.; Tanaka, S. (Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1980-01-01

    Seebeck effect was observed on superconducting BaPb sub(1-x)Bi sub(x)O/sub 3/ system in x = 0 -- 0.4 from 4.2K or T sub(c) to 300K. Seebeck coefficient seems to consist of two contributions; one from the dominant metallic electrons and the other from additional unidentified carriers with fairly low mobility. The calculated epsilon sub(F), N(epsilon sub(F)) and m* from the metallic contribution tend to increase with x to maxima around x = 0.2, where T sub(c) also becomes maximum.

  3. x-T phase diagram of La-substituted BiFeO3-PbTiO3

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    K. K. Mishra

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Single-phase polycrystalline powders of 0.5(Bi1-xLaxFeO3-0.5PbTiO3 solid-solution were synthesized for x ≤ 0.3 using solid-state reaction method. The mixed crystals exhibit a tetragonal structure at ambient and the c/a ratio decreases with x. In-situ X-ray diffraction measurements at elevated temperatures show a structural transition to a cubic phase. The transition temperatures have been obtained for different x and a x-T phase diagram has been proposed.

  4. Analysis of different modeling approach at determining of backward extrusion force on AlCu5PbBi material

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    B. Barišić

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the paper is to present an outline of different modeling approach at determining of backward extrusion force on AlCu5PbBi material and to compare them with experimental obtained results. Stochastic modeling in the paper is based on the statistic processing of central composite experimental design i.e. in this investigations central composite circumscribed (CCC design. The numerical modeling is based on the finite element method (FEM using ABAQUS 6.4.1. Explicit software.

  5. Mechanical Properties of (Bi,Pb)-2223 Multifilament Tapes with Ag-Alloy Sheath

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    LIANG Ting; QU Ti-Ming; LI Pei; HAN Zheng-He

    2006-01-01

    @@ Ag-Mg-V alloy is prepared and investigated to develop a new sheath alloy used for BSCCO tapes. Bi-2223 Ag/AgMgV and Bi-2223 AgMgV/AgMgV tapes are studied with the help of stress-strain measurement, optical microstructure and critical current Ic.

  6. Effect of elastic stress on the resistivity and Tc of (Bi,Pb) sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub n-1 Cu sub n O sub x. [BiPbSrCaCuO

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    Chen Xinfen; Tessema, G.X.; Skove, M.J. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson Univ., SC (United States))

    1991-10-10

    We have measured the effect of elastic uniaxial stress {sigma} in the a direction on the superconducting transition temperature Tc of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Ca{sub 2}O{sub x} (2212) and (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (2223). We find dT/d{sigma}{sub 11}=-10{+-}2 K/GPa for 2212 and -6{+-}2K/GPa for the 2223 compound. Combining these results with those of others on dTc/dP we find that dTc/d{sigma}{sub 33}=+18K/GPa. An estimate of the elastic constants of these compounds from the work of others together with these results implies that the change in Tc with a fractional change in the c-axis spacing is probably positive, although the uncertainties in the elastic constants make this estimate subject to a large uncertainty. The resistance changes by less than 1 part in 12000 for strains up to 0.5%, implying that dln {rho}/d{sigma}{sub 11}=-76x10{sup -3} GPa{sup -1}. (orig.).

  7. Study on borate glass system containing with Bi 2O 3 and BaO for gamma-rays shielding materials: Comparison with PbO

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    Kaewkhao, J.; Pokaipisit, A.; Limsuwan, P.

    2010-04-01

    In this work, the mass attenuation coefficients and shielding parameters of borate glass matrices containing with Bi 2O 3 and BaO have been investigated at 662 keV, and compare with PbO in same glass structure. The theoretical values were calculated by WinXCom software and compare with experiential data. The results found that the mass attenuation coefficients were increased with increasing of Bi 2O 3, BaO and PbO concentration, due to increase photoelectric absorption of all glass samples. However, Compton scattering gives dominant contribution to the total mass attenuation coefficients for studied glass samples. Moreover the half value layers (HVL) of glass samples were also better than ordinary concretes and commercial window glass. These results reflecting that the Bi-based glass can use replace Pb in radiation shielding glass. In the case of Ba, may be can use at appropriate energy such as X-rays or lower.

  8. Infrared study of Er(3+)/Yb(3+) Co-Doped GeO(2)-PbO-Bi(2)O(3) glass.

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    Bahari, Hamid-Reza; Sidek, Hj A A; Adikan, Faisal Rafiq M; Yunus, Wan M M; Halimah, Mohamed K

    2012-01-01

    Heavy metal oxide glasses, containing bismuth and/or lead in their glass structure are new alternatives for rare eart (RE) doped hosts. Hence, the study of the structure of these vitreous systems is of great interest for science and technology. In this research work, GeO(2)-PbO-Bi(2)O(3) glass host doped with Er(3+)/Yb(3+) ions was synthesized by a conventional melt quenching method. The Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) results showed that PbO and Bi(2)O(3) participate with PbO(4) tetragonal pyramids and strongly distort BiO(6) octahedral units in the glass network, which subsequently act as modifiers in glass structure. These results also confirmed the existence of both four and six coordination of germanium oxide in glass matrix.

  9. Determination of Five Heavy Metals (Cu, Pb, As, Cd, Hg) in Folium Microcotis by Microwave Digestion with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry%微波消解/ICP-MS法测定布渣叶中5种重金属的含量

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    卢鹏; 陈浩桉; 隆颖; 杨立伟; 叶文才; 江仁望

    2011-01-01

    Objective To assay the contents of 5 heavy metals of copper(Cu) , arsenic 1 (As) , cadmium(Cd), hydrargyrum (Hg), plumbum (Pb) in Folium Microcotis by microwave digestion with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry(ICP-MS). Methods With germanium(72Ge) , indium(115In) and bismuth(209Bi) as the internal standard substance, the contents of the 5 heavy metals of Cu, Pb, Hg, As and Cd were detected with ICP-MS simultaneously after the samples of Folium Microcotis was treated by microwave digestion. The national standard substance of orange leaves(GBW10020) was used to estimate the accuracy of method. Results For all of the analyzed heavy metals, the correlation coefficient of the calibration curves was over 0.9990, RSD were in the range of 1.1 %~11.6 %, and the recovery rates of the procedure were 97.9 %~108.9 %. Conclusion This method is accurate, convenient, and rapid with high sensitivity, and can be applied to assay the five heavy metals of Cu, Cd, Hg, Pb, As in Folium Microcotis.%目的 采用微波消解电感耦合等离子体质谱(ICP- MS)法测定布渣叶药材中铜(Cu)、铅(Pb)、汞(Hg)、砷(As)、镉(Cd)五种重金属的含量.方法布渣叶经微波消解后,以锗(72Ge)、铟(115In)、铋(209Bi)作为内标物质,用ICP- MS法同时测定样品中Cu、Pb、Hg、As、Cd五种重金属元素的含量.用国家一级标准物质柑橘叶(GBW 10020)评价方法的准确性.结果对于所测元素,校准曲线相关系数r>0.9990回收率为97.9%~108.9%,RSD值在1.1%~11.6%.结论该方法简便、快速、灵敏度高,适合于布渣叶中五种重金属的含量测定.

  10. The energy spectrum of PbBi4Te7 on evidence derived from light reflection and absorption coefficients

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    Alexander N. Veis

    2015-10-01

    The compound under study was established to exhibit a narrow direct forbidden gap. It was found that its optical band gap Egopt=0.31eV, an energy gap parameter Eg0 between absolute extremums of the valence and conduction bands in the sample with the Hall electron concentration of 5.45 × 1020 cm–3 was equal to 0.08–0.12 eV, and a mdn/mdp ratio (effective masses of electron and hole states densities was equal to about unity. No other subbands located near the absolute extremum of conduction band were revealed in PbBi4Te7. The electron dispersion law was also found to be non-parabolic in this matter. The law involved can be described in the context of Kane non-parabolisity model taking into account an exchange interaction of free electrons. It was shown that the most probable value of the Eg0 parameter fell within the range from 0.16 to 0.24 eV for PbBi4Te7 with nondegenerate free electron gas.

  11. Tl-208, Pb-212, Bi-212, Ra-226 and Ac-228 adsorption onto polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate-bentonite composite

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    Akkaya, Recep [Cumhuriyet University, Chemistry Department, 58140 Sivas (Turkey); Ulusoy, Ulvi, E-mail: ulusoy@cumhuriyet.edu.tr [Cumhuriyet University, Chemistry Department, 58140 Sivas (Turkey)

    2012-02-01

    The adsorption of naturally occurring radionuclides ({sup 208}Tl{sup +}, {sup 212}Pb{sup 2+}, {sup 226}Ra{sup 2+}, {sup 212}Bi{sup 3+} and {sup 228}Ac{sup 3+}) onto Polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate-bentonite (PHEMA-B) composite was investigated. Experimentally obtained isotherms were evaluated with reference to Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich (DR) models. The adsorption isotherms were L type of Giles classification proving that PHEMA-B had a high affinity adsorbent for the studied radionuclides. The Langmuir adsorption capacities (X{sub L}) were in the order of {sup 226}Ra (2.8 MBq kg{sup -1})>{sup 212}Bi (0.4 MBq kg{sup -1})>{sup 212}Pb (0.3 MBq kg{sup -1})>{sup 228}Ac and {sup 208}Tl (0.2 MBq kg{sup -1}). The adsorption process was physical via complex formation after proton exchanger for which the adsorption energies obtained from DR model was evidence. The enthalpy and entropy changes were positive and the negative free enthalpy change was proof for the spontaneity of adsorption. The reusability tests for PHEMA-B for five uses demonstrated that the adsorbent could be reused after complete recovery of the loaded radionuclide ions by 1 M HCl. The chemical structure of the composite did not change after the reuses and storage foregoing.

  12. Electronic and Optical Properties of Ca3MN (M = Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, Sb and Bi) Antiperovskite Compounds

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    Iqbal, Samad; Murtaza, G.; Khenata, R.; Mahmood, Asif; Yar, Abdullah; Muzammil, M.; Khan, Matiullah

    2016-08-01

    The electronic and optical properties of cubic antiperovskites Ca3MN (M = Ge, Sn, Pb, P, As, Sb and Bi) were investigated by applying the full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbitals (FP-LAPW + lo) scheme based on density functional theory. Different exchange correlation potentials were adopted for the calculations. The results of band structure and density of states show that, by changing the central anion of Ca3MN, the nature of the materials change from metallic (Ca3GeN, Ca3SnN, Ca3PbN) to semiconducting with small band gaps (Ca3SbN and Ca3BiN) to insulating (Ca3PN and Ca3AsN). The optical properties such as dielectric function, absorption coefficient, optical conductivity, reflectivity and refractive indices have also been calculated. The results reveal that all the studied compounds are optically active in the visible and ultraviolet energy regions, and therefore can be effectively utilized for optoelectronic devices.

  13. Microstructure and electrical properties of pure 110K phase in the BiPbSrCaCuO system

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    Holguin, E.; Berger, H.; Lévy, F.; Dwir, B.; Pavuna, D.; Burri, G.

    1991-01-01

    The temperature dependence of the d.c. resistivity and a.c. magnetic susceptibility was investigated in bulk ceramics of the BiPbSrCaCuO system with 2212 - free (2223) phase. The temperature domain needed to synthesize this phase was small and, according to the actual temperature used, the superconducting properties of the samples were strongly modified. The corresponding X-ray diffraction lines of the 110K phase can be indexed in the pseudo-orthorhombic unit cell with parameters 5.40x5.41x37Å 3. SEM microprobe study revealed the presence of several non-superconducting phases and a composition 2.1:0.1:2:2:3 for the cation ratio Bi:Pb:Sr:Ca:Cu of the 110K phase. Electrical measurements (d.c. resistivity and a.c. susceptibility) confirmed the existence of a 2212 - free (2223) phase. A low temperature "tail" in the d.c. electrical resistivity marks the low value of critical current in the samples.

  14. Tl-208, Pb-212, Bi-212, Ra-226 and Ac-228 adsorption onto polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate-bentonite composite

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    Akkaya, Recep; Ulusoy, Ulvi

    2012-02-01

    The adsorption of naturally occurring radionuclides ( 208Tl +, 212Pb 2+, 226Ra 2+, 212Bi 3+ and 228Ac 3+) onto Polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate-bentonite (PHEMA-B) composite was investigated. Experimentally obtained isotherms were evaluated with reference to Langmuir, Freundlich and Dubinin-Radushkevich (DR) models. The adsorption isotherms were L type of Giles classification proving that PHEMA-B had a high affinity adsorbent for the studied radionuclides. The Langmuir adsorption capacities ( XL) were in the order of 226Ra (2.8 MBq kg -1)> 212Bi (0.4 MBq kg -1)> 212Pb (0.3 MBq kg -1)> 228Ac and 208Tl (0.2 MBq kg -1). The adsorption process was physical via complex formation after proton exchanger for which the adsorption energies obtained from DR model was evidence. The enthalpy and entropy changes were positive and the negative free enthalpy change was proof for the spontaneity of adsorption. The reusability tests for PHEMA-B for five uses demonstrated that the adsorbent could be reused after complete recovery of the loaded radionuclide ions by 1 M HCl. The chemical structure of the composite did not change after the reuses and storage foregoing.

  15. Structures and ionic conductivities in two fluorite type families: Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 17}X{sub 5}O{sub 43} and Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 18}X{sub 4}O{sub 42} (X = P, V and As)

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    Giraud, S.; Obbade, S.; Wignacourt, J.P. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille, Lab. de Cristallochimie et Physicochimie du Solide, CNRS UMR 8012, 59 - Villeneuve d' Ascq (France); Giraud, S. [University of Texas, Texas Materials Institute and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Austin, TX (United States); Suard, E.; Steinfink, H. [Institut Laue-Langevin - ILL, 38 - Grenoble (France)

    2003-02-01

    The phases Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 17}P{sub 5}O{sub 43} and Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 18}P{sub 4}O{sub 42} are among many recent new oxy-phosphates discovered in the ternary system PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-P{sub 2}O{sub 5}. The syntheses of the vanadates and arsenates led to isostructural compounds. Both series display a distorted 3 x 3 x 3 superstructure of the tetragonal {delta}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} polymorph. These types of phases display interesting anion conductivities and measurements were performed from 300 deg. C to 800 deg. C on the phosphates, arsenates and vanadates of the two families. The Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 18}X{sub 4}O{sub 42} phases have higher conductivity values than those of Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 17}X{sub 5}O{sub 43}. Of the three homologues the vanadates always have the highest conductivities, i.e., at 800 deg. C: 1.6 x 10{sup -2} Siemens.cm{sup -1} for Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 18}V{sub 4}O{sub 42} and 1.6 x 10{sup -3} Siemens.cm{sup -1} for Pb{sub 5}Bi{sub 17}V{sub 5}O{sub 43}. An increase of the volume of the unit cell due to the increasing radius of the pentavalent cations from P, As to V, 0.34 Angstrom, 0.47 Angstrom, 0.59 Angstrom respectively, helps the anion migration through the structure. (authors)

  16. Flowing Liquid Anode Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge as an Excitation Source for Optical Emission Spectrometry with the Improved Detectability of Ag, Cd, Hg, Pb, Tl, and Zn.

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    Greda, Krzysztof; Swiderski, Krzysztof; Jamroz, Piotr; Pohl, Pawel

    2016-09-06

    A novel atmospheric pressure glow discharge generated in contact with a flowing liquid anode (FLA-APGD) was developed as the efficient excitation source for the optical emission spectrometry (OES) detection. Differences in the appearance and the electrical characteristic of the FLA-APGD and a conventional system operated with a flowing liquid cathode (FLC-APGD) were studied in detail and discussed. Under the optimal operating conditions for the FLA-APGD, the emission from the analytes (Ag, Cd, Hg, Pb, Tl, and Zn) was from 20 to 120 times higher as compared to the FLC-APGD. Limits of detections (LODs) established with a novel FLA-APGD system were on average 20 times better than those obtained for the FLC-APGD. A further improvement of the LODs was achieved by reducing the background shift interferences and, as a result, the LODs for Ag, Cd, Hg, Pb, Tl, and Zn were 0.004, 0.040, 0.70, 1.7, 0.035, and 0.45 μg L(-1), respectively. The precision of the FLA-APGD-OES method was evaluated to be within 2-5% (as the relative standard deviation of the repeated measurements). The method found its application in the determination of the content of Ag, Cd, Hg, Pb, Tl, and Zn in a certified reference material (CRM) of Lobster hepatopancreas (TORT-2), four brass samples as well as mineral water and tea leaves samples spiked with the analytes. In the case of brass samples, a reference method, i.e., inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) was used. A good agreement between the results obtained with FLA-APGD-OES and the certified values for the CRM TORT-2 as well as the reference values obtained with ICP-OES for the brass samples was revealed, indicating the good accuracy of the proposed method. The recoveries obtained for the spiked samples of mineral water and tea leaves were within the range of 97.5-102%.

  17. Nuclear level densities in 208Bi and 209Po from the neutron spectra in the ( p, n) reactions on 208Pb and 209Bi nuclei

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    Zhuravlev, B. V.; Lychagin, A. A.; Titarenko, N. N.; Demenkov, V. G.; Trykova, V. I.

    2010-07-01

    The spectra of neutrons from the ( p, n) reactions on the 208Pb and 209Bi nuclei were measured in the proton-energy range 8-11 MeV. These measurements were performed by using a time-of-flight spectrometer of fast neutrons on the basis of the pulsed tandem accelerator EGP-15 of the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Obninsk, Russian Federation). A high resolution and stability of the time-of-flight spectrometermade it possible to identify reliably low-lying discrete levels alongwith the continuum section of the neutron spectra. The measured data were analyzed on the basis of the statistical equilibrium and preequilibrium models of nuclear reactions. The respective calculations were performed by using the precise formalism of Hauser-Feshbach statistical theory together with the generalizedmodel of a superfluid nucleus and the back-shifted Fermi gas model for the nuclear-level density. The nuclear-level densities in 208Bi and 209Po were determined along with their energy dependences and model parameters. Our results are discussed together with available experimental data and recommendations of model systematics.

  18. Determination of As, Cd, Pb, and Hg in urine using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the direct injection high efficiency nebulizer

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    Minnich, Michael G.; Miller, Derek C.; Parsons, Patrick J.

    2008-03-01

    The application of the large-bore direct injection high efficiency nebulizer (LB-DIHEN) for the determination of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) in urine by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is described. The LB-DIHEN is compared with the standard method using a concentric pneumatic nebulizer and cyclonic spray chamber. In addition to the toxicological significance of As, Cd, Pb, and Hg, these elements represent a cross-section of analytical issues including spectral interferences (e.g., 40Ar 35Cl + on 75As + and 98Mo 16O + on 114Cd +) and memory effects (Hg). In this study, the low sample consumption of the LB-DIHEN is used to reduce the volume of urine needed for analysis, and to reduce the volume of final diluted sample required for analysis. Eliminating the spray chamber and reducing the dead volume of the nebulizer reduces memory effects, especially for analytes such as Hg. The Dynamic Reaction Cell (DRC) is used in this study to attenuate the background level of ArCl + in spite of the increase in the solvent load and, in turn, the urine matrix (chloride) delivered to the plasma by the LB-DIHEN. This is the first report on coupling the LB-DIHEN to a standard autosampler for unattended sample analysis. The robustness of direct injection nebulization for routine analysis and the issues associated with automation of the sample introduction process are discussed. Although the figures of merit (sensitivity, limit of detection, and precision) determined for both nebulizers are slightly poorer for the LB-DIHEN than for the concentric pneumatic nebulizer, there is not a clinically significant difference between the results for both sample introduction systems. The accuracy of results is assessed using archived urine materials that are circulated by several different proficiency testing (PT) programs and external quality assessment schemes (EQAS). Results obtained using the LB-DIHEN were within the acceptable range

  19. Thermodynamic assessment of the Mg-Pb and Mg-Bi systems using substitutional solution and associate models for the liquid phase

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    Zhang F.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available By means of CALPHAD approach, thermodynamic assessments of the Mg-Pb and Mg-Bi systems were carried out based on the available experimental data including thermodynamic properties and phase equilibrium data. The liquid phase was described with both the substitutional solution model and the associate model, and two sets of self-consistent thermodynamic parameters for the Mg-Pb and Mg-Bi systems were obtained, respectively. It was found that the associate model can account for the experimental data more satisfactorily than the substitutional solution one, especially for the liquid phase with the short-range order behavior.

  20. Point Defects in Pb-, Bi-, and In-Doped CdZnTe Detectors: Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) Measurements

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    Gul, R.; Keeter, K.; Rodriguez, R.; Bolotnikov, A. E.; Hossain, A.; Camarda, G. S.; Kim, K. H.; Yang, G.; Cui, Y.; Carcelen, V.; Franc, J.; Li, Z.; James, R. B.

    2012-03-01

    We studied, by current deep-level transient spectroscopy (I-DLTS), point defects induced in CdZnTe detectors by three dopants: Pb, Bi, and In. Pb-doped CdZnTe detectors have a new acceptor trap at around 0.48 eV. The absence of a VCd trap suggests that all Cd vacancies are compensated by Pb interstitials after they form a deep-acceptor complex [[PbCd]+-V{Cd/2-}]-. Bi-doped CdZnTe detectors had two distinct traps: a shallow trap at around 36 meV and a deep donor trap at around 0.82 eV. In detectors doped with In, we noted three well-known traps: two acceptor levels at around 0.18 eV (A-centers) and 0.31 eV (VCd), and a deep trap at around 1.1 eV.

  1. Following electron impact excitations of single Os, Pt, Hg, Pb and Po atom L subshells ionization cross section calculations by using Lotz’s equation

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    Aydinol, M., E-mail: aydinolm@dicle.edu.tr [Dicle University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Diyarbakir, 21280 Turkey (Turkey); Aydeniz, D., E-mail: daydeniz@hotmail.com [Artuklu University, At Rectorate of Artuklu University, Mardin (Turkey)

    2016-03-25

    L shell ionization cross section and {sub Li} subshells ionization cross sections of Os, Pt, Hg, Pb, Po atoms calculated. For each atom, ten different electron impacty energy values E{sub oi} used. Calculations carried out by using nonrelativistic Lotz equation in Matlab. Ionization cross section values obtained for Eoi values in the energy range of E{sub Li} ≤E{sub oi}≤4E{sub Li} for each atom. Starting allmost from E{sub oi} = E{sub Li} (i = 1,2,3) values of the each subshell ionization threshold energy, ionization cross section are increasing rapidly with E{sub oi}. For a fixed E{sub oi} = 3. E{sub Li} values, while Z increases from Z = 76 to Z = 84, ionization cross section are decrease. These results help to understand some results which obtained from other electron-sigle atom impact studies on σ{sub Li} subshells.

  2. Concentrations of As, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, and Zn in uruguayan rice determined by atomic absorption spectrometry

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    Mario E. Rivero Huguet

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2004 the International Year of Rice and the concept "Rice is life". The largest nutritional problems occurring globally are protein-energy malnutrition, and Ca, Fe, I, Zn, and vitamin A deficiency. In this report, 49 rice samples (Oryza sativa L. were digested by dry ashing in order to determine As, Cd, Cr, and Pb by ETA-AAS; while Ca, Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mo, Mn, Na, Ni, and Zn were determined by FAAS; and Hg by CV-AAS using microwave-assisted decomposition. The following concentration ranges were obtained for Ca (9.1-15 mg/100 g, Cd (2.30-4.12 µg/kg, Co (41-60 µg/kg, Cu (1.33-180 mg/kg, Fe (4.41-7.15 mg/kg, K (167-217 mg/100 g, Mg (45-121 mg/100 g, Mo (0.52-0.97 mg/kg, Mn (5.45-25.4 mg/kg, Na (0.95-2.50 mg/100g, Ni (0.53-0.72 mg/kg, and Zn (5.86-12.6 mg/kg. Mean recoveries of elements from fortified rice were: 87±12% for As, 95.3±8.9% for Ca, 106.2±7.7% for Cd, 103.3±6.5% for Co, 89.4±8.1% for Cr, 99.3±4.6% for Cu, 103±10% for Fe, 96.3±9.3% for Hg, 95.4±12% for K, 98.3±8.0% for Mg, 93.4±7.8% for Mo, 95.3±9.9% for Mn, 89±12% for Na, 90.3±9.7% for Ni, 91.2±5.5% for Pb and 92.0±9.4% for Zn. The concentrations of the minerals and microelements studied fall within the typical range of rice grown around the world. Potassium was the most abundant mineral, followed by Mg and Ca; among microelements, the concentrations of Cu, Fe, Mo, Mn, Na, and Zn in rice were outstanding. It was also found that the milling process highly affects the K, Mg, Mn, Na, and Zn concentrations, while it has little influence on Ca, Co, Cu, and Fe. On the other hand, there is a loss of Ca, Fe, and Mn during the parboiling process. Recent studies have shown the potential to exploit the genetic variation of rice seeds with regard to the concentration of some minerals (Ca, Fe, Zn, etc. without affecting yield or adding new traits. All rice samples tested showed lower levels of As, Cd, Hg, and Pb in comparison

  3. Hassle free synthesis of nanodimensional Ni, Cu and Zn sulfides for spectral sensing of Hg, Cd and Pb: A comparative study

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    Ansari, Zarina; Singha, Shib Shankar; Saha, Abhijit; Sen, Kamalika

    2017-04-01

    A simple room temperature synthesis method of Ni, Cu and Zn sulfide nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous medium is reported here. The NPs stabilized in aqueous medium by the citrate ions were characterized by UV-vis, ζ potentials, TEM and Raman spectroscopic techniques. The solid NPs could be isolated from the aqueous medium when allowed to stand for a prolonged time ( 20 h). The solids were also characterized by IR and powder X-ray analysis. The nanoparticles were further used for the development of facile optical sensing and detection of heavy metal ions at trace scale. Alterations in the absorption spectra of the generated NPs were indicative of their interactions with heavy metal ions. Raman spectral measurements further validate the detection technique. It is found that out of the three synthesized nanoparticles, nickel sulfide NP is a specific sensor for mercury ions whereas zinc sulfide and copper sulfide NPs act as sensors for Hg2 +, Cd2 + and Pb2 +.

  4. Improved ferroelectric and pyroelectric properties of Pb-doped SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics for high temperature applications

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    Venkata Ramana, E., E-mail: venkataramanaesk@rediffmail.com [I3N-Aveiro, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810 193 (Portugal); Graça, M.P.F.; Valente, M.A. [I3N-Aveiro, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810 193 (Portugal); Bhima Sankaram, T. [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India)

    2014-01-15

    Highlights: • Sr{sub 1−x}Pb{sub x}Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (SPBT, x = 0 − 0.4) ceramics were synthesized by soft chemical method. • X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the formation of bismuth layered structure. • SEM images showed plate like grain morphology with random orientation of plate faces. • Pb-doping resulted in improved ferroelectricity of SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramics. • Pb-doped SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} exhibited improved pyroelectric properties with high T{sub C}. -- Abstract: Ferroelectric properties of Pb-modified strontium bismuth titanate ceramics with chemical formula Sr{sub 1−x}Pb{sub x}Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (x = 0–0.4) were investigated. Polycrystalline ceramics were synthesized by soft chemical method to study the effect of Pb-doping on its physical properties. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed a bismuth layered structure for all the compounds. The doping resulted in an increased tetragonal strain and improved ferroelectric properties. Scanning electron microscope images showed plate like grain morphology with random orientation of platelets. The ferroelectric transition temperature of the ceramics increased systematically from 525 °C to 560 °C with the increase of doping concentration. The piezoelectric coefficient (d{sub 33}) of the ceramics was enhanced significantly with Pb doping, exhibiting a maximum value of 21.8 pC/N for 40 mol.% Pb-doped SBT. Pyroelectric studies carried out using the Byer–Roundy method indicated that the modified SBT ceramics are promising candidates for high temperature pyroelectric applications.

  5. Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae capturado en Veracruz, México

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    Fernando Mendoza-Díaz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de los ecosistemas marinos y costeros por metales pesados en el Golfo de México es uno de los problemas que afectan a los recursos naturales del medio acuático. Los tiburones por situarse en niveles tróficos superiores de la red alimenticia acumulan y magnifican cantidades considerables de contaminantes. Por esta razón, el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cuatro metales pesados (Hg, Cd, Pb y Cr y un metaloide (As en el tiburón punta negra (Carcharhinus limbatus por medio de espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con flama y generador de hidruros. Se muestrearon 19 hígados de tiburones capturados cerca de Tamiahua, Veracruz entre noviembre 2007 y marzo 2008, de los cuales 12 fueron machos adultos, una hembra adulta, tres machos jóvenes y tres hembras jóvenes. Las concentraciones máximas registradas para cada metal fueron: Hg=0.69mg/ kg, Cd=0.43mg/kg, As=27.37mg/kg, Cr=0.35mg/kg. El Pb no fue detectado, no al menos la cantidad mínima de detección requerida por el espectrofotómetro de absorción atómica (0.1mg/kg. Ninguna de las muestras analizadas rebasó los límites máximos permisibles por las leyes mexicanas y americanas.

  6. Three one-dimensional coordination polymers based on 1,1'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2,2'-bi-1H-benzimidazole and HgX2 (X = Cl, Br and I).

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    Li, Ai-Guo; Liu, Qi-Kui; Li, Yan-An; Liu, Zhi-Xian; Dong, Yu-Bin

    2014-01-01

    A new 2,2'-bi-1H-benzimidazole bridging organic ligand, namely 1,1'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2,2'-bi-1H-benzimidazole, C26H20N6, L or (I), has been synthesized and used to create three new one-dimensional coordination polymers, viz. catena-poly[[dichloridomercury(II)]-μ-1,1'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2,2'-bi-1H-benzimidazole], [HgCl2(C26H20N6)]n, (II), and the bromido, [HgBr2(C26H20N6)]n, (III), and iodido, [HgI2(C26H20N6)]n, (IV), analogues. Free ligand L crystallizes with two symmetry-independent half-molecules in the asymmetric unit and each L molecule resides on a crytallographic inversion centre. In structures (II)-(IV), the L ligand is also positioned on a crystallographic inversion centre, whereas the Hg centre resides on a crystallographic twofold axis. Compound (I) adopts an anti conformation in the solid state and forms a two-dimensional network in the crystallographic bc plane via π-π and C-H...π interactions. The three Hg(II) coordination complexes, (II)-(IV), have one-dimensional zigzag chains composed of L and HgX2 (X = Cl, Br and I), and the Hg(II) centres are in a distorted tetrahedral [HgX2N2] coordination geometry. Complexes (III) and (IV) are isomorphous, whereas complex (II) displays an interesting conformational difference from the others, i.e. a twist in the flexible bridging ligand.

  7. Photovoltaic applications of Cu(Sb,Bi)SM (M = Ag, Pb, Pt)

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    Tablero, C.

    2017-04-01

    Ternary Cu-(Sb,Bi)-S compounds are great absorbents of the solar radiation with a variety of applications including optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications. The analyses of several quaternary semiconductors derived from Cu-(Sb,Bi)-S materials is carried out using first-principles density-functional theory with orbital-dependent one-electron potentials. These analyses focus on the optoelectronic properties and the potential for solar cells. The optical properties are obtained from first-principles calculations, and split into inter- and intra-shell-species contributions in order to quantify the optical transitions responsible for the absorption. The absorption coefficients are then used as criteria to evaluate the efficiencies of these materials under several sunlight concentrations. The results indicate high energy photovoltaic conversion efficiency because of the large intra shell s-p absorption of the S and Sb or Bi atomic species.

  8. The atomic size effect on hybrid inorganic-organic perovskite CH3NH3BI3 (B = Pb, Sn) from first-principles study

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    Chen, Qing-Yuan; Liu, Ming-Yang; Huang, Yang; Cao, Chao; He, Yao

    2017-04-01

    The inorganic-organic perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 is a hot research material owing to its outstanding performances as one light absorbing layer of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. In this study, we focused on the atomic size effect on CH3NH3BI3 (B = Sn, Pb), provided the best atomic size with which CH3NH3BI3 absorbs widest range of different wavelengths of light, by first-principles calculation. We found that the halogen I-p states are mainly composed of the valence band maximum (VBM) of CH3NH3BI3, and the cation B-p states are primarily composed of the conduction band minimum (CBM). Besides, the bandgap of CH3NH3BI3 decreases and absorptive capacities of different wavelengths of light expand when we reduced the size of the atom and changed B atom from Pb to Sn during the change of suitable range. From all of the above, it is discovered that when the atomic size is 20% less than the normal size, CH3NH3PbI3 has the best optical properties, and its light-absorption range is the widest among all sizes of CH3NH3BI3 compounds. All these results reveal that the stress and strain on CH3NH3BI3 change the atomic size which leads to alteration of bandgap and optical properties in high-efficiency solar cells among all CH3NH3BI3 compounds, namely we can enhance the efficiency of the inorganic-organic perovskite solar cells by setting up suitable pressure on the material in future.

  9. Seasonal variations of residence time and upper atmospheric contribution of aerosols studied with Pb-210, Bi-210, Po-210 and Be-7

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    Tokieda, Takayuki; Yamanaka, Kenji; Harada, Koh; Tsunogai, Shizuo

    1996-11-01

    All daily precipitation samples amounting to 196 in total were collected during the period from January 1990 to June 1991 at a station in Hakodate, Japan, and precisely analyzed for radon daughters, Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210. The samples collected after July 1990 were also determined for Be-7. The mean concentration and deposition rate of Pb-210 in 1990 were 0.20 Bq/1 as a mean and 288 Bq/m2/ yr, respectively, and they were a few times greater in winter due to the northwest winter monsoon. The total mean activity ratios with 95% confidence limits were 0.467±0.024 and 0.0624±0.0133 for Bi-210/Pb-210 and Po-210/Pb-210, respectively. The residence time of aerosols calculated from the Po-210/Pb-210 ratio was always longer than that calculated from the Bi-210/Pb-210 ratio. The difference is chiefly due to old aerosols derived from the upper atmosphere (probably the stratosphere), of which contribution for Pb-210 has been estimated to be 6% as a mean, or 12% in spring and 2% in early winter. Subtracting the upper atmospheric component, we have obtained the residence time of tropospheric aerosols carrying Pb-210 to be 4.8±0.3days for a whole year or 5.9±0.7days and 3.6±0.5days for the periods from February to April and from May to June, respectively. The deposition rate of Be-7 was correlated well with the upper atmospheric component of Pb-210. The larger deposition rate of Be-7 suggests that the study area is extremely effective for the removal of aerosols of stratospheric origin.

  10. Seasonal variations of residence time and upper atmospheric contribution of aerosols studied with Pb-210, Bi-210, Po-210 and Be-7

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    Tokieda, Takayuki; Yamanaka, Kenji; Harada, Koh; Tsunogai, Shizuo [Hokkaido Univ., Hakodate (Japan). Dept. of Chemistry

    1996-11-01

    All daily precipitation samples amounting to 196 in total were collected during the period from January 1990 to June 1991 at a station in Hakodate, Japan, and precisely analyzed for radon daughters, Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210. The samples collected after July 1990 were also determined for Be-7. The mean concentration and deposition rate of Pb-210 in 1990 were 0.20 Bq/l as a mean and 288 Bq/m{sup 2}/yr, respectively, and they were a few times greater in winter due to the northwest winter monsoon. The total mean activity ratios with 95% confidence limits were 0.467{+-}0.024 and 0.0624{+-}0.0133 for Bi-210/Pb-210 and Po-210/Pb-210, respectively. The residence time of aerosols calculated from the Po-210/Pb-210 ratio was always longer than that calculated from the Bi-210/Pb-210 ratio. The difference is chiefly due to old aerosols derived from the upper atmosphere (probably the stratosphere), of which contribution for Pb-210 has been estimated to be 6% as a mean, or 12% in spring and 2% in early winter. Subtracting the upper atmospheric component, we have obtained the residence time of tropospheric aerosols carrying Pb-210 to be 4.8{+-}0.3 days for a whole year or 5.9{+-}0.7 days and 3.6{+-}0.5 days for the periods from February to April and from May to June, respectively. The deposition rate of Be-7 was correlated well with the upper atmospheric component of Pb-210. The larger deposition rate of Be-7 suggests that the study area is extremely effective for the removal of aerosols of stratospheric origin. 36 refs, 7 figs, 3 tabs

  11. Analysis of whole human blood for Pb, Cd, Hg, Se, and Mn by ICP-DRC-MS for biomonitoring and acute exposures.

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    Jones, Deanna R; Jarrett, Jeffery M; Tevis, Denise S; Franklin, Melanie; Mullinix, Neva J; Wallon, Kristen L; Derrick Quarles, C; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Jones, Robert L

    2017-01-01

    We improved our inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) whole blood method [1] for determination of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg) by including manganese (Mn) and selenium (Se), and expanding the calibration range of all analytes. The method is validated on a PerkinElmer (PE) ELAN® DRC II ICP-MS (ICP-DRC-MS) and uses the Dynamic Reaction Cell (DRC) technology to attenuate interfering background ion signals via ion-molecule reactions. Methane gas (CH4) eliminates background signal from (40)Ar2(+) to permit determination of (80)Se(+), and oxygen gas (O2) eliminates several polyatomic interferences (e.g. (40)Ar(15)N(+), (54)Fe(1)H(+)) on (55)Mn(+). Hg sensitivity in DRC mode is a factor of two higher than vented mode when measured under the same DRC conditions as Mn due to collisional focusing of the ion beam. To compensate for the expanded method's longer analysis time (due to DRC mode pause delays), we implemented an SC4-FAST autosampler (ESI Scientific, Omaha, NE), which vacuum loads the sample onto a loop, to keep the sample-to-sample measurement time to less than 5min, allowing for preparation and analysis of 60 samples in an 8-h work shift. The longer analysis time also resulted in faster breakdown of the hydrocarbon oil in the interface roughing pump. The replacement of the standard roughing pump with a pump using a fluorinated lubricant, Fomblin®, extended the time between pump maintenance. We optimized the diluent and rinse solution components to reduce carryover from high concentration samples and prevent the formation of precipitates. We performed a robust calculation to determine the following limits of detection (LOD) in whole blood: 0.07µgdL(-1) for Pb, 0.10µgL(-1) for Cd, 0.28μgL(-1) for Hg, 0.99µgL(-1) for Mn, and 24.5µgL(-1) for Se.

  12. Heavy metal levels (Pb, Cd, Cr and Hg) in the adult general population near an urban solid waste incinerator.

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    Zubero, Miren Begoña; Aurrekoetxea, Juan José; Ibarluzea, Jesús María; Arenaza, Maria Jesús; Rodríguez, Carlos; Sáenz, José Ramón

    2010-09-15

    In 2005 an urban solid waste incinerator (SWI) was commissioned in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain). Serum and urine samples were collected from 95 and 107 volunteers in 2006 and 2008 respectively, of which 62 were repeats from the same individuals. Blood lead levels (BPb) were determined, as were the concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and mercury (Hg) in urine (UCd, UCr and UHg). The town of Alonsotegi and a borough of Bilbao (Altamira, Rekalde) were considered to be close, less than 2 km from the plant, and correspond to an urban environment with high traffic density. The areas of reference were a borough of Bilbao (Santutxu-Zurbaran), 5 km from the plant, also in an urban area with high traffic density, and a small town with little industrial activity and low traffic density (Balmaseda) 20 km from the plant; neither of these is downwind from the site with respect to prevailing winds. There was a significant correlation for BPb, r=0.63 (p0.05). Multiple linear regression models did not show increases over time of the levels of BPb, UCd, UCr and UHg in the areas close to the SWI compared to those of areas located further away, after adjusting for confounding variables. These results reinforce the hypothesis that populations near modern plants for solid waste incineration do not manifest increased levels of heavy metals. Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Oxygen Adsorption-Desorption Behavior and Superconducting Properties of High-Tc Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O

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    Miura, Norio; Suzuta, Hiroki; Deshimaru, Yuichi; Shimizu, Youichi; Sakashita, Hirofumi; Yamazoe, Noboru

    1989-07-01

    Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) chromatograms revealed that a small amount of oxygen was desorbed from high-Tc Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (BPSCCO) in the temperature range from ca. 350 to ca. 650°C prior to a steep increase of oxygen desorption in the higher temperature range. The Tc of BPSCCO was significantly lowered with the progress of oxygen desorption especially in the former temperature range, and was restored to the original level when the desorbed oxygen was recovered. With no corresponding changes in X-ray powder diffraction pattern being detected, the oxygen desorbed below ca. 650°C was concluded to have strong relevance to the superconductivity of BPSCCO.

  14. Dielectric properties of BiFeO3-PbTiO3 thin films prepared by PLD

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    CHEN Rui; YU Sheng-wen; ZHANG Guan-jun; CHENG Jin-rong; MENG Zhong-yan

    2006-01-01

    BiFeO3-PbTiO3 (BFO-PT) thin films were prepared on Pt/TiO2/SiO2/Si substrates by pulsed-laser deposition (PLD) technique under different oxygen pressures. The structures of the films were characterized by means of XRD. The current densities were performed to check the conductivity of the films. The dielectric constant and loss factor (tanδ) of the films were measured. The results show that the BFO-PT layers are mainly perovskite structured:the film deposited under 6.665 Pa exhibits low leakage current,low dielectric loss (0.017-0.041) and saturated hysteresis loop with polarization (Pr) value and coercive field (Ec) of 3 μC/cm2 and 109 kV/cm.

  15. Mineralogical data on angelaite, Cu2AgPbBiS4, from the Los Manantiales District, Chubut, Argentina

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    Topa, D.; Paar, W.H.; Putz, H.

    2010-01-01

    , native gold and galena; less common associates are aikinite, wittichenite, miharaite and cervelleite. Angelaite forms subhedral, commonly oriented inclusions in galena; these may attain a size of up to 200 3 50 mm. The mineral is grey in color with a brownish tint, opaque, and lacks internal reflections...... is strongly anisotropic, with rotation tints in shades of pale grey, deep green and deep blue. We provide the measured values of reflectance in air and oil. The average of 23 electron-microprobe analyses is: Cu 16.7(3), Ag 13.4(2), Pb 27.8(6), Bi 26.6(5), S 16.0(2), total 100.5(5) wt.%, equivalent to Cu2.07Ag...

  16. Investigation of evaporation characteristics of polonium and its lighter homologues selenium and tellurium from liquid Pb-Bi-eutecticum

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    Neuhausen, J; Eichler, B

    2004-01-01

    The evaporation behaviour of polonium and its lighter homologues selenium and tellurium dissolved in liquid Pb-Bi-eutecticum (LBE) has been studied at various temperatures in the range from 482 K up to 1330 K under Ar/H2 and Ar/H2O-atmospheres using γ-ray spectroscopy. Polonium release in the temperature range of interest for technical applications is slow. Within short term (1h) experiments measurable amounts of polonium are evaporated only at temperatures above 973 K. Long term experiments reveal that a slow evaporation of polonium occurs at temperatures around 873 K resulting in a fractional polonium loss of the melt around 1% per day. Evaporation rates of selenium and tellurium are smaller than those of polonium. The presence of H2O does not enhance the evaporation within the error limits of our experiments. The thermodynamics and possible reaction pathways involved in polonium release from LBE are discussed.

  17. Preliminary safety analysis of Pb-Bi cooled 800 MWt modified CANDLE burn-up scheme based fast reactors

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    Su'ud, Zaki; Sekimoto, H.

    2014-09-01

    Pb-Bi Cooled fast reactors with modified CANDLE burn-up scheme with 10 regions and 10 years cycle length has been investigated from neutronic aspects. In this study the safety aspect of such reactors have been investigated and discussed. Several condition of unprotected loss of flow (ULOF) and unprotected rod run-out transient over power (UTOP) have been simulated and the results show that the reactors excellent safety performance. At 80 seconds after unprotected loss of flow condition, the core flow rate drop to about 25% of its initial flow and slowly move toward its natural circulation level. The maximum fuel temperature can be managed below 1000°C and the maximum cladding temperature can be managed below 700°C. The dominant reactivity feedback is radial core expansion and Doppler effect, followed by coolant density effect and fuel axial expansion effect.

  18. Peltier-effect in the mixed state of (Bi, Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O

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    Galffy, M.; Hohn, Ch.; Freimuth, A.

    We present measurements of the Peltier-effect in the mixed state of Bi1.76Pb0.24Sr2Ca2Cu3O. The Peltier-coefficient broadens in a magnetic field quite similar to the resistivity and the thermopower. Comparison with the thermopower shows that Onsagers relation holds well. The occurrence of the Peltier-heat in the mixed state well below Tc implies that the electric current is accompanied by a large heat current. We show that the vortex contribution to the Peltier-heat is negligibly small. Therefore the heat current has to be attributed to normal quasiparticle excitations. Our results indicate that this quasiparticle contribution to the heat current remains large even at temperatures far below Tc.

  19. A study of the heat treatment time, temperature and ramp rate on the transport current properties and Bi-2223 grain growth in (Bi,Pb)2223/Ag superconducting tapes

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    Young, E A

    2002-01-01

    The Bi-2223 phase formation in (Bi,Pb)2223/Ag tapes is known to be via a Pb rich liquid phase, the control of the wetting properties and the phase volume of liquid phase in the early hours of sintering can substantially improve the transport current of the final sintered tape. The phase volume of liquid phase, characterised by the formation of the Bi sub 2 (Sr sub 1 sub . sub 6 Ca sub 0 sub . sub 4)CuO sub 6 , (Bi-2201), phase, was observed to depend on the heat treatment temperature and atmosphere. The volume of secondary phases, (Cu sub 2 O, Cu-free phase, and Bi sub 2 (Sr sub 1 sub . sub 6 Ca sub 0 sub . sub 4)CuO sub 6), in the sintered Bi-2223 microstructure is shown to be sensitive to the sintering heating rate, and this is thought to be related to the wetting properties of the liquid phase. For an optimum transport critical current, (77K, self field), the heat treatment temperature and the heating rate are inter-dependent parameters, the heating rate only increasing the transport current of tapes heat ...

  20. Ag doped (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ textured rods

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    Díez, J. C.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, superconducting samples of (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ with Ag additions have been studied. (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ + x wt.% Ag (with x = 0, 1 and 3 powders were synthesized using a sol-gel method. The obtained powders were used as precursors to fabricate long textured cylindrical bars through a floating zone melting method. A drastic change on the microstructure has been found when comparing with undoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ samples. The results showed that electrical resistivity at room temperature, critical current as well as flexural strength are improved when Ag is added to these Pb doped samples, while critical temperature does not change. On the other hand, it has been found that samples with composition (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ + Ag shown E-I curves with very high sharpness values on the zone of the superconducting to normal transition, reaching n-values (E∼In as high as 45 at 65K.Se han preparado polvos cerámicos de composición (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ + x % Ag en peso (con x = 0, 1 y 3 mediante un proceso sol-gel. Estos polvos se han utilizado para fabricar precursores que se texturaron por medio del método de fusión zonal flotante. Se ha encontrado un gran cambio en la microestructura cuando se compara con muestras de composición pura Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ. Tanto la resistividad eléctrica a temperatura ambiente, como la corriente crítica, así como la resistencia a flexión se mejoran cuando la Ag se adiciona a estas muestras dopadas con Pb, mientras que no se observa cambio en la temperatura crítica. Por otra parte, se ha encontrado que las muestras de composición (Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu2O8+δ + Ag presentan una gran pendiente de la curva E-I en la zona de transición entre el estado superconductor y el estado normal. Con estas composiciones, se han encontrado valores de n (E∼In de hasta 45 a 65K.

  1. Superconducting and mechanical properties of the bulk Bi(pb)SCCO system prepared via solid state and ammonium nitrate precipitation methods

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    Safran, S.; Kılıçarslan, E.; Ozturk, H.; Alp, M.; Akdogan, M.; Asikuzun, E.; Ozturk, O.; Kılıç, A.

    2015-09-01

    We have investigated the effect of preparation method on superconducting and mechanical properties of Bi(Pb)-2223 bulk samples using Bi1.85Pb0.35Sr2Ca2Cu3O10±y stoichiometry. Solid-state reaction and ammonium nitrate precipitation methods have been used for fabrication of the bulk samples. In addition, the effect of annealing time on BSCCO samples have been studied. Structural, electrical, magnetic and microhardness analyses of samples are performed by the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), DC resistivity, AC susceptibility and Vickers microhardness test. The critical transition temperature, phase purity, surface morphology and crystallinity of the prepared bulk samples are compared with each other. Elasticity (E), brittleness (Bi), fracture toughness (KIC) and yield strength (Y) values are also determined according to annealing time, applied load and production parameters of materials.

  2. Variation of Piezoelectric properties and mechanisms across the relaxor-like/Ferroelectric continuum in BiFeO3- (K0.5Bi0.5)TiO3-PbTiO3 ceramics.

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    Bennett, James; Shrout, Thomas R; Zhang, Shujun; Owston, Heather E; Stevenson, Tim J; Esat, Faye; Bell, Andrew J; Comyn, T P

    2015-01-01

    1- x - y)BiFeO3-x(K0.5Bi0.5)TiO3-yPbTiO3 (BFKBT- PT) piezoelectric ceramics were investigated across the compositional space and contrasted against the xBiFeO3- (1-x)(K0.5Bi0.5)TiO3 (BF-KBT) system, whereby a range of relaxor-like/ferroelectric behavior was observed. Structural and piezoelectric properties were closely related to the PbTiO3 concentration; below a critical concentration, relaxor-like behavior was identified. The mechanisms governing the piezoelectric behavior were investigated with structural, electrical, and imaging techniques. X-ray diffraction established that longrange non-centrosymmetric crystallographic order was evident above a critical PbTiO3 concentration, y > 0.1125. Commensurate with the structural analysis, electric-field-induced strain responses showed electrostrictive behavior in the PbTiO3-reduced compositions, with increased piezoelectric switching in PbTiO3-rich compositions. Positive-up-negative-down (PUND) analysis was used to confirm electric-field-induced polarization measurements, elucidating that the addition of PbTiO3 increased the switchable polarization and ferroelectric ordering. Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) of the BF-KBT-PT system exhibited typical domain patterns above a critical PbTiO3 threshold, with no ferroelectric domains observed in the BF-KBT system in the pseudocubic region. Doping of BiFeO3-PbTiO3 has been unsuccessful in the search for hightemperature materials that offer satisfactory piezoelectric properties; however, this system demonstrates that the partial substitution of alternative end-members can be an effective method. The partial substitution of PbTiO3 into BF-KBT enables long-range non-centrosymmetric crystallographic order, resulting in increased polar order and TC, compared with the pseudocubic region. The search for novel high-temperature piezoelectric ceramics can therefore exploit the accommodating nature of the perovskite family, which allows significant variance in chemical and physical

  3. Heavy metal levels (Pb, Cd, Cr and Hg) in the adult general population near an urban solid waste incinerator

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    Zubero, Miren Begona, E-mail: txitea@gmail.com [Research Unit, Cruces Hospital, Barakaldo, Bizkaia (Spain); Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain); Aurrekoetxea, Juan Jose, E-mail: jaurrekoetxea@ej-gv.es [Public Health Department, Dept. of Health, Basque Government, Gipuzkoa (Spain); Epidemiolgy and Public Health CIBER (CIBERESP) (Spain); Ibarluzea, Jesus Maria, E-mail: mambien3-san@ej-gv.es [Public Health Department, Dept. of Health, Basque Government, Gipuzkoa (Spain); Epidemiolgy and Public Health CIBER (CIBERESP) (Spain); Arenaza, Maria Jesus, E-mail: osalanrlhba@ej-gv.es [Basque Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Barakaldo, Bizkaia (Spain); Rodriguez, Carlos, E-mail: carlos.rodriguez-andres@ehu.es [Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain); Saenz, Jose Ramon, E-mail: jrsaenz@chdo.osakidetza.net [Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain)

    2010-09-15

    In 2005 an urban solid waste incinerator (SWI) was commissioned in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain). Serum and urine samples were collected from 95 and 107 volunteers in 2006 and 2008 respectively, of which 62 were repeats from the same individuals. Blood lead levels (BPb) were determined, as were the concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and mercury (Hg) in urine (UCd, UCr and UHg). The town of Alonsotegi and a borough of Bilbao (Altamira, Rekalde) were considered to be close, less than 2 km from the plant, and correspond to an urban environment with high traffic density. The areas of reference were a borough of Bilbao (Santutxu-Zurbaran), 5 km from the plant, also in an urban area with high traffic density, and a small town with little industrial activity and low traffic density (Balmaseda) 20 km from the plant; neither of these is downwind from the site with respect to prevailing winds. There was a significant correlation for BPb, r = 0.63 (p < 0.001), between the two surveys. However, there was no linear correlation for the other three metals (UCd, UCr and UHg), between the two sampling periods (p > 0.05). Multiple linear regression models did not show increases over time of the levels of BPb, UCd, UCr and UHg in the areas close to the SWI compared to those of areas located further away, after adjusting for confounding variables. These results reinforce the hypothesis that populations near modern plants for solid waste incineration do not manifest increased levels of heavy metals.

  4. Simultaneous trace-levels determination of Hg(II) and Pb(II) ions in various samples using a modified carbon paste electrode based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes and a new synthesized Schiff base.

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    Afkhami, Abbas; Bagheri, Hasan; Khoshsafar, Hosein; Saber-Tehrani, Mohammad; Tabatabaee, Masoumeh; Shirzadmehr, Ali

    2012-10-09

    A modified carbon paste electrode based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and 3-(4-methoxybenzylideneamino)-2-thioxothiazolodin-4-one as a new synthesized Schiff base was constructed for the simultaneous determination of trace amounts of Hg(II) and Pb(II) by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry. The modified electrode showed an excellent selectivity and stability for Hg(II) and Pb(II) determinations and for accelerated electron transfer between the electrode and the analytes. The electrochemical properties and applications of the modified electrode were studied. Operational parameters such as pH, deposition potential and deposition time were optimized for the purpose of determination of traces of metal ions at pH 3.0. Under optimal conditions the limits of detection, based on three times the background noise, were 9.0×10(-4) and 6.0×10(-4) μmol L(-1) for Hg(II) and Pb(II) with a 90 s preconcentration, respectively. In addition, the modified electrode displayed a good reproducibility and selectivity, making it suitable for the simultaneous determination of Hg(II) and Pb(II) in real samples such as sea water, waste water, tobacco, marine and human teeth samples.

  5. Transport Phenomena in the Vapor-phase PbTe-Bi2Te3 Condensates on Sital

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Dependences of the structural characteristics and electrical properties of thin films of PbTe-Bi2Te3 solid solutions with compositions of 1,3,5 ml. % of Bi2Te3 deposited in an open vacuum on the sital substrates on their thickness d  (0,2-2 microns were studied. The effective mean free path  of charge carriers is defined and the dominant mechanism of scattering is found. The values of thermoelectric parameters of the near-surface layers are estimated within the two-layer Petritz model. It is stablished that condensate is characterized by a stable n-type conductivity, and there is a diffuse scattering on the surface that conditions a significant decrease in the magnitude of mobility (s, conductivity (s, and increase in the Seebeck coefficient (Ss with respect to the film volume. The obtained results are explained by acceptor influence of atmospheric oxygen and throttling of charge carriers on potential barriers of the interfaces.

  6. Enhanced High Temperature Piezoelectrics Based on BiScO3-PbTiO3 Ceramics

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    Sehirlioglu, Alp; Sayir, Ali; Dynys, Fred

    2009-01-01

    High-temperature piezoelectrics are a key technology for aeronautics and aerospace applications such as fuel modulation to increase the engine efficiency and decrease emissions. The principal challenge for the insertion of piezoelectric materials is the limitation on upper use temperature which is due to low Curie-Temperature (TC) and increasing electrical conductivity. BiScO3-PbTiO3 (BS-PT) system is a promising candidate for improving the operating temperature for piezoelectric actuators due to its high TC (greater than 400 C). Bi2O3 was shown to be a good sintering aid for liquid phase sintering resulting in reduced grain size and increased resistivity. Zr doped and liquid phase sintered BS-PT ceramics exhibited saturated and square hysteresis loops with enhanced remenant polarization (37 microC per square centimeter) and coercive field (14 kV/cm). BS-PT doped with Mn showed enhanced field induced strain (0.27% at 50kV/cm). All the numbers indicated in parenthesis were collected at 100 C.

  7. Metales pesados (Pb, Cd, Cr y Hg en población general adulta próxima a una planta de tratamiento de residuos urbanos de Bizkaia

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    Miren Begoña Zubero Oleagoitia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Entre las posibles emisiones de una planta de valorización energética de residuos sólidos urbanos (PVERSU se encuentran los metales pesados. el objetivo del estudio es conocer los niveles en sangre y orina de metales pesados en población general de Bizkaia. Métodos: En 2006 se midió la exposición a Pb en 95 muestras de sangre y Cd, Cr y Hg en 93 muestras de orina de adultos de la población general de Bizkaia, País Vasco, obtenidas de dos áreas con alta densidad de tráfico del área metropolitana de Bilbao en la cercanía de una PVERSU que iniciaba su actividad, una tercera correspondiente a una zona urbana de Bilbao con tráfico denso y alejada del área de influencia de las posibles emisiones de la PVERSU y la cuarta alejada de la planta y con baja densidad de tráfico. De cada área se estableció como objetivo elegir a un mínimo 20 participantes, la mitad de cada sexo y, a su vez, la mitad de 20 a 44 años y la mitad de 45 a 69. Se utilizó la prueba de la c2 para estudiar la asociación entre variables categóricas. Como prueba de comparación de medias se utilizó la t de Student y la ANOVA para variables con dos o más categorías, respectivamente. Para ajustar factores de confusión se utilizó un modelo de regresión lineal múltiple. Resultados: Las concentraciones medias fueron PbS: 2,68 ¿g/100ml, CdU 0,54 ug/g creatinina, CrU: 0,51 uig/g creatinina, y HgU: 0,65 ug/g creatinina. Conclusión: No se observaron diferencias entre las zonas. El análisis unifactorial y multifactorial mostró que los niveles de PbS se incrementaban con la edad y estaban asociados con el consumo de productos locales de huerta y con el trabajo en la metalurgia. La edad eleva los niveles de CdU y se observa en clases sociales altas niveles más elevados, así como en mujeres y en personas fumadoras. Los niveles de CrU eran más elevados en zonas alejadas a la PVERSU y en las clases altas. Los niveles de HgU fueron más elevados en

  8. Simultaneous trace-levels determination of Hg(II) and Pb(II) ions in various samples using a modified carbon paste electrode based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes and a new synthesized Schiff base

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    Afkhami, Abbas, E-mail: afkhami@basu.ac.ir [Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bagheri, Hasan [Department of Chemistry, Takestan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Takestan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khoshsafar, Hosein [Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saber-Tehrani, Mohammad [Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Tabatabaee, Masoumeh [Department of Chemistry, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shirzadmehr, Ali [Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-10-09

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new chemically modified carbon paste electrode was constructed and used. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new Schiff base and multi-walled carbon nanotube was used as a modifier. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electrochemical properties of the modified electrode were studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electrode was used to the simultaneous determination of Pb{sup 2+} and Hg{sup 2+}. - Abstract: A modified carbon paste electrode based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and 3-(4-methoxybenzylideneamino)-2-thioxothiazolodin-4-one as a new synthesized Schiff base was constructed for the simultaneous determination of trace amounts of Hg(II) and Pb(II) by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry. The modified electrode showed an excellent selectivity and stability for Hg(II) and Pb(II) determinations and for accelerated electron transfer between the electrode and the analytes. The electrochemical properties and applications of the modified electrode were studied. Operational parameters such as pH, deposition potential and deposition time were optimized for the purpose of determination of traces of metal ions at pH 3.0. Under optimal conditions the limits of detection, based on three times the background noise, were 9.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} and 6.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} {mu}mol L{sup -1} for Hg(II) and Pb(II) with a 90 s preconcentration, respectively. In addition, the modified electrode displayed a good reproducibility and selectivity, making it suitable for the simultaneous determination of Hg(II) and Pb(II) in real samples such as sea water, waste water, tobacco, marine and human teeth samples.

  9. Cap effect of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} thick films during post-annealing process

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    Tokuda, T. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101, Koyama-Minami, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan); Honda, S., E-mail: b03t3052@faradayele.tottori-u.ac.j [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101, Koyama-Minami, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan); Kinoshita, K.; Kishida, S. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101, Koyama-Minami, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan)

    2009-10-15

    We prepared (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (BiPb-2223) thick films on MgO substrates by a spin coating method and investigated their superconducting property. The surface of BiPb-2223 thick films was capped with MgO, Ag or BiPb-2223/MgO during sintering process. From the results of X-ray diffraction patterns and resistance-temperature characteristics, we found that the caps of MgO and Ag were useful for obtaining the 30 mum-BiPb-2223 thick films with the T{sub c} above 100 K. Although the T{sub c} of the thick films with the thickness less than 5 mum decreased, the T{sub c} of the BiPb-2223 films with the thickness less than 5 mum was improved by use of the BiPb-2223/MgO cap.

  10. Effect of Substitutional Pb Doping on Bipolar and Lattice Thermal Conductivity in p-Type Bi0.48Sb1.52Te3

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    Hyun-sik Kim

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Cation substitutional doping is an effective approach to modifying the electronic and thermal transports in Bi2Te3-based thermoelectric alloys. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of the electrical and thermal conductivities of polycrystalline Pb-doped p-type bulk Bi0.48Sb1.52Te3. Pb doping significantly increased the electrical conductivity up to ~2700 S/cm at x = 0.02 in Bi0.48-xPbxSb1.52Te3 due to the increase in hole carrier concentration. Even though the total thermal conductivity increased as Pb was added, due to the increased hole carrier concentration, the thermal conductivity was reduced by 14–22% if the contribution of the increased hole carrier concentration was excluded. To further understand the origin of reduction in the thermal conductivity, we first estimated the contribution of bipolar conduction to thermal conductivity from a two-parabolic band model, which is an extension of the single parabolic band model. Thereafter, the contribution of additional point defect scattering caused by Pb substitution (Pb in the cation site was analyzed using the Debye–Callaway model. We found that Pb doping significantly suppressed both the bipolar thermal conduction and lattice thermal conductivity simultaneously, while the bipolar contribution to the total thermal conductivity reduction increased at high temperatures. At Pb doping of x = 0.02, the bipolar thermal conductivity decreased by ~30% from 0.47 W/mK to 0.33 W/mK at 480 K, which accounts for 70% of the total reduction.

  11. Quantification of the {sup 214} Pb and {sup 214} Bi decay products before and after to reach the secular equilibria with the {sup 226} Ra; Cuantificacion de los productos de decaimiento {sup 214} Pb y {sup 214} Bi antes y despues de alcanzar el equilibrio secular con el {sup 226} Ra

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    Quintero P, E.; Rojas M, V.P.; Cervantes N, M.L.; Gaso P, M.I. [Gerencia de Seguridad Radiologica, ININ, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2002-07-01

    In this work a comparison between the {sup 226} Ra concentration and its decay products ({sup 214} Pb and {sup 214} Bi) in soil samples is presented before and after that the decay mentioned products reach the equilibria with the radium. Moreover, the obtained daughter/father ratio is presented; and the correction factor for the calculus of the {sup 214} Pb and {sup 214} Bi quantification without being necessary to wait until that the secular equilibria has been established. For the quantification of the concentration of the three radionuclides the gamma spectrometry technique was used. (Author)

  12. Manufacture of Bi, Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O pellet disc using wet method

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    Hendrik, Sebleku, Pius; Yudanto, Sigit Dwi; Siswayanti, Bintoro; Pramono, Andika Widya; Imaduddin, Agung

    2016-04-01

    A confirmation of favorable properties of pellet disc of HTSBPSCCO is required in order to optimally do subsequent process of powder-in-tube (PIT) fabricated intosuperconductor wires. Wet method is a simple method in fabricating superconductor wire when it comes to mass production. In order to optimize this method, temperature parameter holds a decisive role in the formation of the 2223 phase of BPSCCO. We have synthesized two samples using wet method with the sintering temperature of 855°C and 865°C for 90 hours in air atmosphere.XRD analysis points out the formation of Bi-2223 phase of the sample with the sintering temperature of 855°C, whereas Bi-2212 phase is detected in the one with the sintering temperature of 865°C. The surface morphology of both samples are layers-like. According to temperature dependence of resistivity measurement results, both samples have superconductivity behavior below critical temperature (Tc). The former one (Tsintering = 855°C) has conductive-like behavior above Tcof whichits resistivity starts to drop at 112K and reaches zero resistivity at 78K, and the latter one (Tsintering = 865°C)has semiconductor-like behavior of whichits resistivity starts to drop at 82K and then reaches zero resistivity at 48K.

  13. Temporal trends of Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn in mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from the Spanish North-Atlantic coast 1991-1999.

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    Besada, V; Fumega, J; Vaamonde, A

    2002-04-15

    Temporal trends for heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn) in mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from the Galician and Cantabrian areas in Spain, where samples were yearly collected from 1991 to 1999, are presented. This study was carried out by the Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo of the Instituto Español de Oceanografia (I.E.O.) as part of the Spanish contribution to the Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme (JAMP) of the OSPAR Convention. The experimental work and subsequent statistical treatment, following OSPAR procedures and guidelines, are described. In order to carry out the statistical treatment of the data, median values of the different shell length classes were used for each contaminant, year and area. The Kendall T-b correlation coefficient was used with the purpose of demonstrating the existence of a downward significant temporal trend in the pollution levels, according to the advice of ICES Working Group on Statistical Aspects of Environmental Monitoring. A decrease of copper levels was detected in Vigo, Pontevedra and Arosa, of mercury in Pontevedra and A Coruña, of lead in Vigo, Pontevedra, A Coruña and Bilbao and of zinc in Pontevedra and A Coruña. However, a cadmium positive trend was registered at Ria de Vigo. No significant trends were detected in the other cases.

  14. Systematic decay studies of even-even $132-138$^Nd, $144-158$^Gd, $176-196$^Hg and $192-198$^Pb isotopes

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    Santhosh, K P

    2010-01-01

    The alpha and cluster decay properties of the $132-138$^Nd, $144-158$^Gd, $176-196$^Hg and $192-198$^Pb even-even isotopes in the two mass regions A = 130-158 and A = 180-198 are analysed using the Coulomb and Proximity Potential Model. On examining the clusters at corresponding points in the cold valleys (points with same A_2) of the various isotopes of a particular nucleus we find that at certain mass numbers of the parent nuclei, the clusters emitted are getting shifted to the next lower atomic number. It is interesting to see that the change in clusters appears at those isotopes where a change in shape is occurring correspondingly. Such a change of clusters with shape change is studied for the first time in cluster decay. The alpha decay half lives of these nuclei are computed and these are compared with the available experimental alpha decay data. It is seen that the two are in good agreement. On making a comparison of the alpha half lives of the normal deformed and super deformed nuclei, it can be seen ...

  15. $^{204m}$Pb: A new Probe for TDPAC Experiments in Biology Complementing the Well Established Probes $^{111}$Cd and $^{199m}$Hg

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    2002-01-01

    The short-lived nuclear probes $\\,^{111m}$Cd( t$_{1/2}$ = 49 min) , $^{199m}$Hg ( t$_{1/2}$ = 43 min) , and $^{204m}$Pb( t$_{1/2}$ = 43 min) supplied by ISOLDE are used to study the interaction of metals with biological macromolecules like, e.g., DNA and proteins. The structure and dynamics of metal sites in biomolecules are important in determining the functional efficiency of these macromolecules. Many life processes are based on such interactions. In order to study those metal sites close to physiological conditions a highly sensitive spectroscopic method is required, like Time Differential Perturbed Angular Correlation (TDPAC). Here, a radioactive atom is placed at the site of interest and by correlating the emitted $\\gamma$-quanta in space and on a nanosecond time scale local structural information is provided via the Nuclear Quadrupole Interaction. These investigations will allow a deeper insight into the adaptivity and rigidity of metal sites in the blue copper proteins (electron transfer proteins), th...

  16. Tailoring the structure and piezoelectric properties of BiFeO3-(K0.5Bi0.5)TiO3-PbTiO3 ceramics for high temperature applications

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    Bennett, J.; Bell, A. J.; Stevenson, T. J.; Comyn, T. P.

    2013-10-01

    There is a growing requirement for piezoelectric materials and systems which can operate in extreme environments, for example, oil & gas, and aerospace. Here, we present the high temperature BiFeO3-K0.5Bi0.5TiO3-PbTiO3 (BF-KBT-PT) polycrystalline perovskite system. X-ray diffraction, impedance analysis, and Berlincourt measurements reveal a large region of phase coexistence, which can be tailored to optimise performance; Tc and the tetragonal spontaneous strain correlate strongly with the PbTiO3 concentration. The highest temperature composition has a d33 of 140 pmV-1 with a Tc = 542 °C, occupying previously unchartered territory on the classical d33-TC plot.

  17. Efeito da temperatura, pH e vestígios de Hg2+ e Pb2+ na acti­vidade de desidrogenases e urease num solo da região de Évora Effect of temperature, pH and Hg2+ and Pb2+ traces in dehydrogenaseand urease activities of a soil from Évora region

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    M. R. Martins

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available As actividades das enzimas no solo são um importante indicador da sua qualida­de. Neste estudo procedeu-se à caracteri­zação da actividade enzimática de desi­drogenases (EC 1.1.1 e da urease (EC 3.5.1.5 de um solo sob Olea europeae L. da região de Évora. As constantes cinéti­cas Km e Vmáx, foram determinadas usando como substratos o cloreto de p­-iodonitrotetrazolio (INT e a ureia, res­pectivamente. Foi avaliado o efeito nas referidas actividades provocado pelo pH, temperatura e vestígios de Hg2+ e de Pb2+. As actividades máximas obtiveram-se a pH = 8,5 e 40 ºC, com Km= 0,5 mM e Vmáx = 5,4 µmol min-1 g-1, para a activida­de de desidrogenases e a pH = 10 e 37 ºC, com Km = 25,7 mM e Vmáx = 2,0x10-2 µmol min-1 g-1, para a urease. Estas acti­vidades foram inibidas por diferentes concentrações de Hg2+, mas apenas a acti­vidade da urease foi inibida pelo Pb2+. Estes resultados são comparáveis com os referidos na literatura para estes enzimas.Enzyme activities are often used as in­dicator of soil quality. This study reports on dehydrogenase (EC 1.1.1 and urease (EC 3.5.1.5 activities of a soil under Olea europaea L. from Évora region. Kinetic constants Km and Vmax were determined using p-iodonitrotetrazolium chloride (INT and urea, respectively. Effects of pH, temperature and Hg2+ and Pb2+ traces on both activities were determined. Maximal activity was obtained at pH = 8.5 and 40ºC, Km = 0.5 mM and Vmax=5,4µmol min-1 g-1 , for dehydro­genase and at pH = 10 and 37 ºC, Km = 25.7 mM and Vmax = 2.0x10-2 µmol min-1 g-1, for urease. These activities were in­hibited by different concentrations of Hg2+, but only the urease activity was in­hibited by Pb2+. Results of this study are comparable to those reported in the litera­ture for these enzymes.

  18. The crystal structure of Kirkiite, Pb10Bi3As3S19

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    Makovicky, Emil; Balic Zunic, Tonci; Karanovic, Ljiljana;

    2006-01-01

    The crystal structure of kirkiite has been solved using single-crystal data (MoKa X-ray diffraction, CCD area detector) to the conventional R-factor R1 = 0.069. It crystallizes in space group P21/m, with a 8.621(4), b 26.03(1), c 8.810(4) Å, ß 119.21(1)° and Z = 2. A crystal-structure determination....... The crystal structure of kirkiite can be described as (010) slabs of octahedra, three octahedra thick and related mutually by a refl ection plane situated in the intervening prismatic layer. In another interpretation, it is composed of slabs based on a transitional PbS-SnS archetype, with tightly bonded...

  19. THE CONTENT OF Cd, Pb AND Hg IN THE GRAIN OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L. HARVESTED IN THE ALLUVIAL SOILS OF THE UPPER REACHES OF THE RIVER NITRA

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    Radovan Stanovič

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The region of Upper Nitra has been influenced for several decades by the intensive activity of the industry. The Nitra is a river with the most polluted water ecosystems. It was caused by anthropogenic activities in the past decades. In the upper reaches of the river in the cadastral territory of the village Zemianske Kostoľany is located the thermal power plant. There is the sedimentation reservoir, which caused the ecological disaster in 1965. During this accident there was a bursting of the dam and the downstream sedimentation of sludge spill, which contaminated the entire water catchment area of the Nitra river. As a result of an ecological accident occurred to a long-term contamination of the stream but also the adjacent alluvial areas by heavy metals (Hg, As, Pb and others. In the present work, we have focused on ascertaining the level of contamination the adjacent plot of land and seeds of corn in the cadastral territory of Malé Kršteňany. We ascertained the excess of the limit values in the case of Hg on the south side of the agricultural land in Malé Kršteňany, which borders with the stream of the river. The Cd content has exceeded the limit value at the five sampling places, in the case of lead, content does not exceed the limit value. The average mercury concentration in the grain of maize was 0.095 mg.kg-1, which exceeds the limit value by 90.5%. The average cadmium content in maize grain reached the value of 0.06 mg.kg-1. This value does not exceed the limit value. Average lead accumulation in the grain of maize was 0.54 mg.kg-1, which exceeds 2.7 times the limit value. The results of analyzes indicate an increased level of land contamination by mercury and cadmium, which was reflected in an increased level of contamination by monitored metals of crops.

  20. 119Sn-Mössbauer spectroscopic study of the single phase of Bi(Pb) sbnd Sr sbnd Ca sbnd Cu(Sn) sbnd O

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    Matsumoto, Y.; Nishida, T.; Katada, M.; Deshimaru, Y.; Miura, N.; Yamazoe, N.

    Tin-doped samples of the high- Tc (2223) phase of Bi sbnd Pb sbnd Sr sbnd Ca sbnd Cu sbnd O superconductor have been prepared by a conventional sintering method. Sintering conditions were carefully selected to obtain the single high- Tc phase. 119Sn-Mössbauer spectra have been measured in the temperature range from 4.2 to 300 K. The temperature dependence of the recoilless fraction ( f) is well understood by the temperature dependence of the normal phonon.

  1. Application of the annexation principle to the study of thermodynamic properties of ternary metallic melts In-Pb-Ag and In-Bi-Sb

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    2002-01-01

    Based on the phase diagrams, measured activities and the annexation principle, the calculating models of mass action concentrations for In-Pb-Ag and In-Bi-Sb ternary metallic melts have been formulated. The results of calculation both agree with practice, and obey the law of mass action, showing that the models formulated can reflect the structural reality of the corresponding melts and the annexation principle is applicable to the them.

  2. Friction and wear behavior of the superconducting compound oxide of Ag/Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)%超导Ag/Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0.4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)复合氧化物摩擦磨损性能

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    彭义; 李长生; 董丽荣; 丁巧党; 王昊璐

    2009-01-01

    The superconducting Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0.4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) samples were prepared by the solid-state synthesismethod. The tribological properties were measured on the friction and wear tester from ambient temperature toliquid nitrogen temperature. The results indicate that the friction coefficient of Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0.4)Srz_2Ca_2Cu_30_(10-x) againststainless steel is about 0.35 at the ambient temperature and decreases abruptly to half of the normal state value whenthe temperature is below the superconducting transition temperature of Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0. 4_Srz_2Ca_2Cu_30_(10-x). Themeasurements prove directly the effect of electronic excitation on friction. Moreover, the Ag/Bi_(1.6) Pb_(0.4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) composite samples were prepared by sintering Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0.4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) with Ag at different mass fractions to improve the tribological properties of Bi_(1.6)Pb_(0.4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) at room temperature. The experimental results show that the friction coefficient of 10 Wt%Ag/Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) is about 0. 2~O. 3 and the wear rate is 4. 57×10~(-4)mm~3·(N·m)~(-1), and the superconductivity of 10 Wt% Ag/Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x) is not degenerated.%为适应20℃~-200℃温度的适用范围, 采用固相法制备了Bi_(1.6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)超导材料, 用摩擦磨损试验机测试了Bi_(1.6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)从液氮温度至室温的摩擦学性能. 结果表明: 在室温20℃下, Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)与对偶件轴承钢盘对摩时, 摩擦系数约为0. 35, 当温度降到超导转变温度以下时(液氮温度-170℃)摩擦系数大幅度降低, Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)超导态摩擦系数为正常态值的一半, 实验证明了电子激励对摩擦能量耗散的作用. 为改善室温下Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)摩擦学性能, 掺杂不同质量分数Ag作为润滑组元, 制备了Ag/Bi_(1. 6) Pb_(0. 4)Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_(10-x)

  3. Study on core radius minimization for long life Pb-Bi cooled CANDLE burnup scheme based fast reactor

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    Afifah, Maryam; Miura, Ryosuke; Su'ud, Zaki; Takaki, Naoyuki; Sekimoto, H.

    2015-09-01

    Fast Breeder Reactor had been interested to be developed over the world because it inexhaustible source energy, one of those is CANDLE reactor which is have strategy in burn-up scheme, need not control roads for control burn-up, have a constant core characteristics during energy production and don't need fuel shuffling. The calculation was made by basic reactor analysis which use Sodium coolant geometry core parameter as a reference core to study on minimum core reactor radius of CANDLE for long life Pb-Bi cooled, also want to perform pure coolant effect comparison between LBE and sodium in a same geometry design. The result show that the minimum core radius of Lead Bismuth cooled CANDLE is 100 cm and 500 MWth thermal output. Lead-Bismuth coolant for CANDLE reactor enable to reduce much reactor size and have a better void coefficient than Sodium cooled as the most coolant for FBR, then we will have a good point in safety analysis.

  4. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF HEAVY METALS DISTRIBUTION (Zn, Pb, Cd, Bi, Cu IN SOME SOILS FROM GIURGEU MOUNTAINS

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper are presented the results of mineralogical and geochemical studies, realized for few soils from Giurgeu Mountains, which have as main purpose the distribution and mobility interpretation of minor elements (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Bi in studied soil samples. The determination of fixed fractions and mobile fractions weight, at total contents of studied elements, and relative association of these elements with main mineral and organic components of soil samples, was realized on the basis of results obtained by sequential solid/ liquid extraction. The same, we try to use the correlation establish between metallic ions contents, as indicators of mineral paragenesis (the genetic type and formation conditions. The obtained results are agree with the results of similar studies from literature and they, underline of some interesting aspects about of distribution and migration of heavy metals in soils: (1 exist of some selectivity in heavy metals distribution in mineral components from soils, correlated with reciprocals geochemical affinities between speciation forms of metals and mineral components, in a given pedogeochemical context; (2 the heavy metals distribution between solid phases and soil solution are realized in competitive regime, and the inter-phases equilibrium evolution are thermodynamic and kinetics controlled by the solid/ liquid interfaces processes; (3 the fast elementary processes and local fluctuations of physic-chemical parameters are the main factors which controlled the inter-phases transfer ratio and the evolution direction of equilibriums of heavy metals distribution.

  5. Study Neutronic of Small Pb-Bi Cooled Non-Refuelling Nuclear Power Plant Reactor (SPINNOR) with Hexagonal Geometry Calculation

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    Nur Krisna, Dwita; Su'ud, Zaki

    2017-01-01

    Nuclear reactor technology is growing rapidly, especially in developing Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). The utilization of nuclear energy in power generation systems has been progressing phase of the first generation to the fourth generation. This final project paper discusses the analysis neutronic one-cooled fast reactor type Pb-Bi, which is capable of operating up to 20 years without refueling. This reactor uses Thorium Uranium Nitride as fuel and operating on power range 100-500MWtNPPs. The method of calculation used a computer simulation program utilizing the SRAC. SPINNOR reactor is designed with the geometry of hexagonal shaped terrace that radially divided into three regions, namely the outermost regions with highest percentage of fuel, the middle regions with medium percentage of fuel, and most in the area with the lowest percentage. SPINNOR fast reactor operated for 20 years with variations in the percentage of Uranium-233 by 7%, 7.75%, and 8.5%. The neutronic calculation and analysis show that the design can be optimized in a fast reactor for thermal power output SPINNOR 300MWt with a fuel fraction 60% and variations of Uranium-233 enrichment of 7%-8.5%.

  6. Doping dependent metal to insulator transition in the (Bi,Pb)-2212 system: The evolution of structural and electronic properties with europium substitution

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    Shabna Razia; Sarun Pallian Murikoli; Vinu Surendran; Syamaprasad Upendrant

    2009-01-01

    The present work investigates the effect of europium substitution on the (Bi,Pb)-2212 system in the concentration range 0.5≤χ≤ 1.0. Phase analysis and lattice parameter calculations on the powder diffraction data and the elemental analysis of EDX show that the Eu atoms are successfully substituted into the (Bi,Pb)-2212 system. Resistivity measurements (64-300 K) reveal that the system exhibits superconductivity at χ≤ 0.5 and semiconductivity at χ>0.5.With the complete suppression of superconductivity which is known to be a quasi-two dimensional phenomenon in these materials,a metal to insulator transition takes place at χ= 0.6 and the predominant conduction mechanism is found to be variable range hopping between localized states,resulting in macroscopic semiconducting behaviour. The results of electrical and structural properties of the doped (Bi,Pb)-2212 compounds suggest that the decrease of charge carrier concentration and the induced structural disorder are the more effective and dominant mechanisms in the origin of the metal to insulator transition and suppression of superconductivity due to Eu substitution at its Sr site.

  7. Effect of Ag2O addition on the intergranular properties of the superconducting Bi-(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system

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    Karaca, I.; Çelebi, S.; Varilci, A.; Malik, A. I.

    2003-01-01

    The effect of Ag2O addition on the Bi-(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system has been investigated in terms of ac susceptibility, phase evolution, critical current density and critical temperature. It was found that as the amount of Ag2O addition increases, the intergranular critical current density decreases in our samples (Bi1.84Pb0.34Sr1.91Ca2.03Cu3.06O10) fabricated by ammonium nitrate technique. The analysis for comparison is based on the suppression degree of the diamagnetic behaviour with respect to fields, rapid or slow shift of the summit in chi'(T) to lower temperature with increasing field amplitude and the sharpness of the transition of chi'(T) for intergranular component for the same field amplitude. We also qualitatively discuss experimental results in the framework of the critical state model. The room temperature XRD diagram indicates the presence of large amount of high-Tc (2223) phase. The percentage of Bi-2223 phase in the phase mixture was estimated from the intensities of high-Tc (2223) and low-Tc (2212) phase peaks as 78% for the pure BSCCO sample. Among the Ag2O-added BSCCO samples studied, the one in which 5 wt%Ag2O was added shows the highest rate of Bi-2223 formation as 92%. The SEM analysis reveals some morphological changes induced by silver addition.

  8. Synthesis, characterization and application of poly(acrylamide-co-methylenbisacrylamide) nanocomposite as a colorimetric chemosensor for visual detection of trace levels of Hg and Pb ions

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    Sedghi, Roya, E-mail: r_sedghi@sbu.ac.ir; Heidari, Bahareh; Behbahani, Mohammad

    2015-03-21

    Highlights: • Poly(acrylamide-co-methylenbisacrylamide) nanocomposite. • Colorimetric chemosensor. • Determination of trace levels of Hg and Pb ions. • Environmental samples. - Abstract: In this study, a new colorimetric chemosensor based on TiO{sub 2}/poly(acrylamide-co-methylenbisacrylamide) nanocomposites was designed for determination of mercury and lead ions at trace levels in environmental samples. The removal and preconcentration of lead and mercury ions on the sorbent was achieved due to sharing an electron pair of N and O groups of polymer chains with the mentioned heavy metal ions. The hydrogel sensor was designed by surface modification of a synthesized TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles using methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilan (MAPTMS), which provided a reactive C=C bond that polymerized the acrylamide and methylenbisacrylamide. The sorbent was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscope (SEM), EDS analysis and Fourier transform in frared (FT-IR) spectrometer. This nanostructured composite with polymer shell was developed as a sensitive and selective sorbent for adsorption of mercury and lead ions from aqueous solution at optimized condition. This method involves two-steps: (1) preconcentration of mercury and lead ions by the synthesized sorbent and (2) its selective monitoring of the target ions by complexation with dithizone (DZ). The color of the sorbent in the absence and presence of mercury and lead ions shifts from white to violet and red, respectively. The detection limit of the synthesized nanochemosensor for mercury and lead ions was 1 and 10 μg L{sup −1}, respectively. The method was successfully applied for trace detection of mercury and lead ions in tap, river, and sea water samples.

  9. Effects of K doping on structural and superconducting properties of Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 1.8}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+δ} compounds

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    Belala, K; Mosbah, M. F. [Material Sciences and Applications Research Unit, Physics Department, Constantine 1 University, B.P. 325 Route d' Ain El Bey, 25017 Constantine (Algeria)

    2013-12-16

    Two kinds of potassium doped Bi(Pb)2212 samples are used to investigate the effect of doping the Bi(Pb)2212 ((Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8}) phase by potassium (K): In the first one K is substituted on the Sr site; In the second one K is added. Using the solid state method reaction samples of Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}(Sr{sub 1.8−x}K{sub x})CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d} and Bi{sub 1.5}Pb{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 1.8}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d}K{sub x} (0 ≤ x≤ 0.05) have been prepared from powders of carbonates and primary oxides having purity over 99%. The samples have been characterized by X ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and resistivity versus temperature measurements. Results show how the kind and the rate of doping by potassium affects the structural and transport properties of Bi(Pb)2212 phase.

  10. Comparison of a static and a dynamic in vitro model to estimate the bioaccessibility of As, Cd, Pb and Hg from food reference materials Fucus sp. (IAEA-140/TM) and Lobster hepatopancreas (TORT-2)

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    Torres-Escribano, Silvia [Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC), Apdo. 73, 46100, Burjassot, Valencia (Spain); Denis, Sylvain; Blanquet-Diot, Stephanie [Clermont Universite, Universite d' Auvergne, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Auvergne, ERT 18, Conception ingenierie et developpement de l' aliment et du medicament, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); Calatayud, Marta [Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC), Apdo. 73, 46100, Burjassot, Valencia (Spain); Barrios, Laura [Departamento de Informatica Cientifica (SGAI-CSIC), C/ Pinar 19, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Velez, Dinoraz, E-mail: deni@iata.csic.es [Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC), Apdo. 73, 46100, Burjassot, Valencia (Spain); Alric, Monique [Clermont Universite, Universite d' Auvergne, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Auvergne, ERT 18, Conception ingenierie et developpement de l' aliment et du medicament, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); Montoro, Rosa [Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC), Apdo. 73, 46100, Burjassot, Valencia (Spain)

    2011-01-01

    Bioaccessibility, the fraction of an element solubilized during gastrointestinal digestion and available for absorption, is a factor that should be considered when evaluating the health risk of contaminants from food. Static and dynamic models that mimic human physiological conditions have been used to evaluate bioaccessibility. This preliminary study compares the bioaccessibility of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) in two food certified reference materials (CRMs) (seaweed: Fucus sp., IAEA-140/TM; Lobster hepatopancreas: TORT-2), using two in vitro gastrointestinal digestion methods: a static method (SM) and a dynamic multicompartment method (TIM-1). There are significant differences (p < 0.05) between the bioaccessible values of As, Cd, Pb and Hg obtained by SM and TIM-1 in the two CRMs. The specific form in which the elements studied are present in the CRM may help to explain the bioaccessibility values obtained. - Research Highlights: {yields}Data are reported for As, Cd, Pb and Hg bioaccessibility from food CRMs. {yields}The static and TIM-1 methods give significantly different bioaccessibility values. {yields}The possible influence of speciation on bioaccessibility is discussed. {yields}To improve bioaccessibility quality data, food reference materials are needed.

  11. Zirconia-coated graphite adsorption bar micro-extraction combined with ETV-ICP-MS for the determination of trace amounts of Cd, Hg and Pb in environmental and biological samples.

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    Pu, Xuli; Jiang, Zucheng; Hu, Bin

    2006-07-01

    In this work, a new and simple micro-extraction method termed graphite adsorption bar micro-extraction was developed, for the first time, for electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ETV-ICP-MS) determination of trace Cd, Hg and Pb. In this method, the graphite bar was first coated with zirconia and then inserted into the sample solution for extraction. The graphite bar enriched with the analytes was inserted directly into a graphite tube, and subsequently analyzed by ETV-ICP-MS according to an established temperature program. The experimental parameters, which had influence on the extraction and vaporization, were systematically investigated and the optimal experimental conditions were established. Under the optimized conditions, the detection limits of the method were 0.05, 0.42 and 0.06 pg/ml for Cd, Hg and Pb and the relative standard deviations (RSDs) for 11 replicates at the 0.1 ng/ml level were 7.4, 8.2 and 7.7%, respectively. The proposed method was successfully applied to the determination of trace Cd, Hg and Pb in environmental and biological samples. The results of the experiments indicate that the method has a high enrichment factor and sample utilization efficiency. Furthermore, the method is fast and environment-friendly.

  12. 土壤Hg、Cr和Pb单一污染对绿豆光合作用的影响%Effect of Hg,Cr and Pb Single Pollution to Photosynthesis in Mung Bean

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    郭锋; 樊文华

    2009-01-01

    以晋绿2号为材料,用盆栽试验的方法,研究Hg2+、Cr3+和Pb2+单一处理对绿豆花荚期光合作用的影响. 结果表明,与对照相比,随Hg2+、Cr3+和Pb2+单一处理浓度的升高,绿豆叶绿素a、叶绿素b、叶绿素a/b、净光合速率、蒸腾速率、气孔导度和胞间CO2浓度均呈现不同程度的下降趋势;低浓度的Cr3+和Pb2+对叶绿素a、叶绿素b、蒸腾速率、气孔导度和胞间CO2浓度有促进作用;3种重金属中,Hg2+对绿豆花荚期光合作用的抑制作用最强.

  13. Point Defects in Pb-, Bi-, and In-Doped CdZnTe Detectors:Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) Measurements

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    Bolotnikov A.; GUL, R.; KEETER, K.; RODRIGUEZ, R.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.E.; HOSSAIN, A.; CAMARDA, G.S.; KIM, K.H.; YANG, Y.; CUI, Y.; CARCELEN, V.; FRANC, J.; LI, Z.; JAMES, R.B.

    2012-02-29

    We studied, by current deep-level transient spectroscopy (I-DLTS), point defects induced in CdZnTe detectors by three dopants: Pb, Bi, and In. Pb-doped CdZnTe detectors have a new acceptor trap at around 0.48 eV. The absence of a V{sub Cd} trap suggests that all Cd vacancies are compensated by Pb interstitials after they form a deep-acceptor complex [[Pb{sub Cd}]{sup +}-V{sub Cd}{sup 2-}]{sup -}. Bi-doped CdZnTe detectors had two distinct traps: a shallow trap at around 36 meV and a deep donor trap at around 0.82 eV. In detectors doped with In, we noted three well-known traps: two acceptor levels at around 0.18 eV (A-centers) and 0.31 eV (V{sub Cd}), and a deep trap at around 1.1 eV.

  14. On the analogy between photoluminescence and carrier-type reversal in Bi- and Pb-doped glasses

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    Hughes, Mark A; Gwilliam, Russell M; Homewood, Kevin; Gholipour, Behrad; Hewak, Daniel W; Lee, Tae-Hoon; Elliott, Stephen R; Suzuki, Takenobu; Ohishi, Yasutake; Kohoutek, Tomas; Curry, Richard J

    2013-01-01

    .... Bi-related PL bands have been observed in glasses with very similar compositions to those in which carrier-type reversal has been observed, indicating that these phenomena are related to the same Bi...

  15. Activity of indium in molten In-Pb-Ag and In-Bi-Sb alloys measured by EMF method using zironia electrolyte; Jirukonia kotai denkaishitsu denchiho ni yoru yoyu In-Pb-Ag kei oyobi In-Bi-Sb kei gokin no injiumu no karyo sokutei

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    Kameda, K.; Yamaguchi, K.; Kon, T. [Iwate Univ., Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-05-20

    In, Ag, Bi, Sb and so forth are slight amount of coexisted elements in non iron metal such as Cu, Pb, Zn and so forth. It has been used as a structure element of electronic material or functional material of superconductors, surface terminal element, transparent electrode and so forth. Further, in future, development regarding its use in optical communication, photovoltaic power generation and so forth is expected. Ag, Bi when combined with In, forming low melting point alloy, can be used as a contact material or dental alloy. Demand of Sb as a flame auxiliary retarder has been increased. In this report, as for molten In-Pb-Ag, In-Pb-Ag type alloys which are not reported so far, cell using zirconia solid electrolyte was prepared and electromotive force was measured. From the obtained value of electromotive force, activity of indium in the whole composition region of In-Pb-Ag type at 1100K and 1200K, and In-Bi-Sb alloy at 1000K and 1100K was measured directly, and isoactivity curve of three elemental alloy was determined. 7 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. The Vein-type Zn-(Pb, Cu, As, Hg) mineralization at Fedj Hassene ore field, North-Western Tunisia: Mineralogy, Trace Elements, Sulfur Isotopes and Fluid Inclusions; Le champ filonien a Zn-(Pb, Cu, As, Hg) du district minier de Fedj Hassene (Nord Ouest de la Tunisie): Mineralogie, Elements en traces, Isotopes du Soufre et Inclusions Fluides

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    Bejaouil, J.; Bouhlel, S.; Barca, D.; Braham, A.

    2011-07-01

    The Fedj Hassene district is localized at the edge of the Tuniso-Algerian border 10 km of Ghardimaou area. It consists of a Zn-Pb vein type with minor amounts of Cu-As-Hg. The total Zn reserves are about 370.000t. The mineralization occurs within sub parallel fractures to the Ain El Kohla ESE-WNW fault. Host rocks consist of limestones and marly limestones of the Middle Turonian. In the principal lode of Fedj Hassene, the mineralization occurs as vein filling of massive and brecciated brown sphalerite and minor galena ore with gangue. Other trace minerals are pyrite, chalcopyrite, orpiment, realgar, smithsonite and cerussite. LA-ICP-MS analyses in sphalerites show mean contents of 0,84 wt% Fe, 0,14 wt% Cd and 0,02 wt% Mn Ore. Fluid inclusions study in calcite and sphalerite reveals one mineralizing fluid characterized by an average salinity 23% wt NaCl with decreasing homogenisation temperature. In fact the temperature shows decrease from sphalerite to calcite. The fluid density that corresponds to trapping pressure ranges between 1.00 g/cm{sup 3} and 1.11 g/cm{sup 3} and pressure close to 200 bars. Micro thermometric data in fluid inclusion hosted by gangue mineral presented by calcite show an average temperature of formation around 194 degree centigrade. These inclusions homogenized to the liquid phase between 156 degree centigrade and 210 degree centigrade and salinities values ranging from 22 to 28 wt% NaCl and an average around 23% wt NaCl. The {delta}{sup 3}4S (VCDT) values of sphalerite are in the range of + 4,6% to 6,4% (average=5,6%). Thermochemical reduction of Triassic sulfate by reaction with hydro-carbons is the most probable source for the heavy and the narrow range of the d{delta}{sup 3}4S values. Mineralogical, geochemical of trace elements, fluid inclusions and sulfur isotopes studies allow to include the vein-type ore field of Fedj Hassene in the polymetallic (Pb-Zn-As-Hg) vein mineralization of the nappe zone in northern Tunisia and north eastern

  17. Assessment of micro, macro, toxic elements (Cd, Hg, Pb) and fatty acids profile in consumed fish commercially available in Cananeia and Cubatao, Sao Paulo State; Avaliacao de micro e macroelementos, elementos toxicos (Cd, Hg e Pb) e acidos graxos, em peixes disponiveis comercialmente para consumo em Cananeia e Cubatao, Estado de Sao Paulo

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    Curcho, Michel Rodrigues da Silva Morales

    2009-07-01

    Aside from their nutritional importance, fish are considered one of the most important bio indicators in aquatic systems for the estimation of pollution levels by toxic metals. This is so, since fish can bio accumulate these elements and they occupy different trophic levels and present different sizes and age. The purpose of the present study was to contribute with important data for the knowledge of nutritional and toxic constituents in muscles of the most consumed fish species from two coastal regions, Cananeia and Cubatao. Cananeia fish species analyzed were: Micropogonias furnieri (Corvina), Macrodon ancylodon (Pescada), Centropomus undecimalis (Robalo peba) and Mugil platanus (Tainha). From Cubatao, Micropogonias furnieri (Corvina), Macrodon ancylodon (Pescada), Menticirrhus americanus (Perna de moca), Sardella braziliensis (Sardinha) and Mugil liza (Tainha). For this study, analytical methodologies were developed and validated, regarding precision and accuracy, by means of certified reference materials. Micronutrients (Ca, Fe, K, Na, Se and Zn) and some trace elements (As, Br, Co, Cr, Rb) in fish muscle were determined by means of neutron activation analysis (NAA). Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (CV AAS) was used for total Hg determination and Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (ET AAS) for Cd and Pb determinations. Proximate composition determinations according to AOAC methodologies and fatty acids profiles by gas chromatography were done in these muscle fish samples. Regarding fatty acids profile from the {omega}-6 family, Tainha species pool presented the highest values (8.9%) and Pescada species pool the lowest ones (4.4%) for Cananeia species. Fatty acids from the {omega}-3 family, Sardinha pool species presented the highest values (31.8%) for all species analyzed. Regarding micronutrients content great concentration variations between individual of the same species and between different species were observed. Discriminate analysis

  18. Unusual transformation from strong negative to positive thermal expansion in PbTiO3-BiFeO3 perovskite.

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    Chen, Jun; Fan, Longlong; Ren, Yang; Pan, Zhao; Deng, Jinxia; Yu, Ranbo; Xing, Xianran

    2013-03-15

    Tetragonal PbTiO(3)-BiFeO(3) exhibits a strong negative thermal expansion in the PbTiO(3)-based ferroelectrics that consist of one branch in the family of negative thermal expansion materials. Its strong negative thermal expansion is much weakened, and then unusually transforms into positive thermal expansion as the particle size is slightly reduced. This transformation is a new phenomenon in the negative termal expansion materials. The detailed structure, temperature dependence of unit cell volume, and lattice dynamics of PbTiO(3)-BiFeO(3) samples were studied by means of high-energy synchrotron powder diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Such unusual transformation from strong negative to positive thermal expansion is highly associated with ferroelectricity weakening. An interesting zero thermal expansion is achieved in a wide temperature range (30-500 °C) by adjusting particle size due to the negative-to-positive transformation character. The present study provides a useful method to control the negative thermal expansion not only for ferroelectrics but also for those functional materials such as magnetics and superconductors.

  19. Thermoelectric properties of p-type (Bi0.15Sb0.85)2Te3-PbTe graded thermoelectric materials with different barriers

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    2005-01-01

    The p-type (Bi0.15Sb0.85)2Te3 and PbTe are typical thermoelectric materials used for low and middle temperature range and functional graded materials (FGM) is an inevitable way to widen the working temperature range. Here two segments graded thermoelectric materials (GTM) consisting of (Bi0.15Sb0.85)2Te3, PbTe and different barriers were fabricated by the common hot pressure method. Metals Fe, Mg and Ni were used as barriers between the two segments. The diffusion of different barriers between the barriers and bases were analyzed by electron microprobe analysis (EMA). The phase and crystal structures were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). The thermoelectric properties were measured at 303 K along the direction parallel to the pressing direction.The results show that the compositional diffusion occurs when there is no barrier at the interface of the two segments, and the diffusion of Pb is most obvious; as the barrier material, the diffusion of metals Fe, Mg and Ni between different bases is not very obvious,and the thermoelectric properties of GTM is much better than that of the original segment.

  20. Volatile (As and Hg) and non-volatile (Pb and Cd) toxic heavy metals analysis in rhizome of Zingiber officinale collected from different locations of North Western Himalayas by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.

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    Gupta, S; Pandotra, P; Gupta, A P; Dhar, J K; Sharma, G; Ram, G; Husain, M K; Bedi, Y S

    2010-10-01

    Ginger is an important ingredient of spice and herbals. The monitoring of toxic heavy metals in the rhizome of ginger is important for protecting public health against the hazards of metal toxicity. The concentration of volatile and non-volatile metals (As, Hg, Pb and Cd), in the soil and rhizome of Zingiber officinale were analyzed using AAS. Soil analysis profile showed uniformity in the metal contents, in active root zone and subsoil, except mercury, which was present in higher quantity in one, out of the four sectors, of the field. The infield metal content in the soil in increasing order was, cadmium < arsenic < lead < mercury. In ginger rhizome the volatile toxic heavy metals arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) varied from not detected to 0.13 μg/g and 0.01 to 0.42 μg/g, respectively. The non-volatile metals lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) ranged from 0.06 to 0.64 μg/g and 0.002 to 0.03 μg/g, respectively(.) The results illustrated the findings that soil is the major but not the only source of metal accumulation in the plants. In our study, the volatile metal content (As, Hg) was found more in rhizomes collected from Himachal Pradesh while the non-volatile metals were predominant in samples from Uttarakhand.

  1. Study of nanocrystalline BiMnO3-PbTiO3: synthesis, structural elucidation, and magnetic characterization of the whole solid solution.

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    Hungría, Teresa; Correas, Covadonga; Houdellier, Florent; Peña, Octavio; Vila, Eladio; Castro, Alicia

    2012-07-16

    In the last ten years, the study and the search for new multiferroic materials have been a major challenge due to their potential applications in electronic technology. In this way, bismuth-containing perovskites (BiMO(3)), and particularly those in which the metal M position is occupied by a magnetically active cation, have been extensively investigated as possible multiferroic materials. From the point of view of synthesis, only a few of the possible bismuth-containing perovskites can be prepared by conventional methods but at high pressures. Herein, the preparation of one of these potential multiferroic systems, the solid solution xBiMnO(3)-(1-x)PbTiO(3) by mechanosynthesis is reported. Note that this synthetic method allows the oxides with high x values, and more particularly the BiMnO(3) phase, to be obtained as nanocrystalline phases, in a single step and at room temperature without the application of external pressure. These results confirm that, in the case of Bi perovskites, mechanosynthesis is a good alternative to high-pressure synthesis. These materials have been studied from the point of view of their structural characteristics by precession electron diffraction and magnetic property measurements.

  2. Stability Limits of the Liquid Phase in the Layered Mo/Pb/Mo, Mo/Bi/Mo and Mo/In/Mo Film Systems

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of the study of supercooling of the fusible metals films between the continuous layers of molybdenum during the crystallization are given. Due to an original in situ technique based on the changes of resistance of samples during heating and cooling directly in the vacuum chamber the values of supercooling in Mo/Pb/Mo, Mo/Bi/Mo, Mo/In/Mo films are determined and the influence of the morphological structure of the bismuth inclusions on the temperature and nature of its supercooled melt crystallization has been found. The substrate temperature change during the condensation of samples, accompanied by a corresponding change in their microstructure, allows realizing both avalanche and diffuse crystallization and changing of supercooling value in the range of 60 to 180 K in Mo/Bi/Mo films.

  3. Excitation functions of $^{nat}$Pb(d,x)$^{206,205,204,203,202}$Bi, $^{203cum,202m,201cum}$Pb and $^{202cum,201cum}$Tl reactions up to 50 MeV

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    Ditrói, F; Takács, S; Hermanne, A; Ignatyuk, A V

    2014-01-01

    Cross-sections of deuteron induced nuclear reactions on lead were measured up to 50 MeV using the standard stacked foil irradiation technique and high resolution $\\gamma$-ray spectrometry. Experimental cross-sections and derived integral yields are presented for the $^{nat}$Pb(d,x)$^{206,205,204,203,202}$Bi, $^{203cum,202m,201cum}$Pb and $^{202cum,201cum}$Tl reactions. The experimental data were compared with the results from literature and with the data in the TENDL-2013 library (obtained with TALYS code). The cross-section data were analyzed also with the theoretical results calculated by using the ALICE-IPPPE-D and EMPIRE-D codes.

  4. Preparation of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox precursor powders by a modified polyethylene glycol based sol-gel process

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Andersen, N.H.

    2002-01-01

    A modified sol-gel process based on polyethylene glycol has been developed for preparing (Bi,Pb)(2)Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox precursor powders in view of Ag-sheeted tape manufacture. A careful control of the pH and concentration temperature yields an amorphous gel, which can be converted to a fine and extremely...... reactive powder. The reactions taking place during the process were studied. Various calcination conditions were used in order to obtain precursor powders having different characteristics (grain size distribution. phase assembly). The influence of precursor preparation parameters on the formation...

  5. Superconducting Bi(1.5)Pb(0.5)Sr2Ca2Cu3O(x) ceramics by rapid melt quenching and glass crystallization

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    Bansal, Narottam P.

    1990-01-01

    The preparation of superconducting Bi(1.5)Pb(0.5)Sr2Ca2Cu3O(x) in the glassy state is described, and the results of a study of its crystallization kinetics are presented. The annealing parameters for transforming the glass into a superconductor containing a large fraction of the high-Tc phase were determined. It was found that prolonged annealing (longer than 10 days) in air at 840 C, followed by slow cooling, results in the Tc of 107.2 K and a sharp transition of 2 K.

  6. Thickness-dependent retention behaviors and ferroelectric properties of BiFeO3 thin films on BaPbO3 electrodes

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    Lee, Chia-Ching; Wu, Jenn-Ming

    2007-09-01

    BiFeO3 (BFO) thin films produced with varied film thicknesses ranging from 100to230nm were fabricated on BaPbO3(BPO )/Pt/Ti/SiOx/Si substrates by rf-magnetron sputtering. Saturated polarization-electrical field hysteresis loops, polarization response by pulse measurement, and retention properties were obtained for BFO films with various thicknesses on BPO. The retention behaviors of BFO demonstrate logarithmic time dependence and stretched exponential law. When the thicknesses of BFO films increase, the contribution of logarithmic time dependence to retention, the stretched exponential law becomes dominant. BFO films with thinner thickness exhibit better retention properties but possess smaller remnant polarization.

  7. Effect of CuF2 on the Synthesis and Superconducting Properties of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 Bulk Ceramic Samples

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Andersen, Niels Hessel

    2013-01-01

    Bulk polycrystalline samples with Bi1.72Pb0.34Sr1.87Ca1.91Cu3.13O9.83−x F x (0.00≤x≤0.51) were prepared by a solid-state route using CuF2 as a fluorine source. CuF2 was introduced in the precursor powders either by direct mixing with the other starting reagents or by addition to precalcined precu...

  8. Structural and dielectric properties of erbium doped BiFeO{sub 3}−PbTiO{sub 3} solid solutions

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    Vandana,, E-mail: anupinders@gmail.com; Singh, Anupinder, E-mail: anupinders@gmail.com; Singh, Lakhwant, E-mail: anupinders@gmail.com; Kaur, Anumeet, E-mail: anupinders@gmail.com [Multifunctional Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005 (India); Dahyia, Sajjan [Department of Physics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001 (India); Chatterjee, Ratnamala [Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 (India)

    2014-04-24

    Single phase Er substituted at A-site BiFeO{sub 3}−PbTiO{sub 3} solid solutions were synthesized using solid state reaction route. The calcinations at different temperature reveals that the single and pure tetragonal phase formation has been accomplished at 1000°C. The SEM micrographs did not show any distinguishable change in grain size. The dielectric studies established that the dielectric constant decreases and ferroelectric T{sub c} increases with increase in Er.

  9. The crystal structure of (001) twinned xilingolite, Pb3Bi2S6, from Mittal-Hohtenn, Valais, Switzerland

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    Berlepsch, Peter; Armbruster, Thomas; Makovicky, Emil

    2002-01-01

    geology, xilingolite, crystal structure, twinning, lillianite homologue, electron-microprobe analyses, cannizzarite, Bi-containing galena, Mittal-Hohtenn, Valais, Switzerland......geology, xilingolite, crystal structure, twinning, lillianite homologue, electron-microprobe analyses, cannizzarite, Bi-containing galena, Mittal-Hohtenn, Valais, Switzerland...

  10. Assay methods for U-238, Th-232, and Pb-210 in lead and calibration of Bi-210 bremsstrahlung emission from lead

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    Orrell, John L; Arnquist, Isaac J; Eggemeyer, Tere A; Glasgow, Brian D; Hoppe, Eric W; Keillor, Martin E; Morley, Shannon M; Myers, Allan W; Overman, Cory T; Shaff, Sarah M; Thommasson, Kimbrelle S

    2015-01-01

    Assay methods for measuring 238U, 232Th, and 210Pb concentrations in refined lead are presented. The 238U and 232Th concentrations are determined using isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ID-ICP-MS) after anion exchange column separation of dissolved lead samples. The 210Pb concentration is inferred through {\\alpha}-spectroscopy of a daughter isotope, 210Po, after chemical precipitation separation on dissolved lead samples. Subsequent to the 210Po {\\alpha}-spectroscopy assay, a method for evaluating 210Pb concentrations in solid lead samples was developed via measurement of bremsstrahlung radiation from \\b{eta}-decay of a daughter isotope, 210Bi, by employing a 14-crystal array of high purity germanium (HPGe) detectors. Ten sources of refined lead were assayed. The 238U concentrations were <34 microBq/kg and the 232Th concentrations ranged <0.6-15 microBq/kg, as determined by the ICP-MS assay method. The 210Pb concentrations ranged from ~0.1-75 Bq/kg, as inferred by the 210Po ...

  11. Depth profile of production yields of natPb(p, xn) 206,205,204,203,202,201Bi nuclear reactions

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    Mokhtari Oranj, Leila; Jung, Nam-Suk; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Lee, Arim; Bae, Oryun; Lee, Hee-Seock

    2016-11-01

    Experimental and simulation studies on the depth profiles of production yields of natPb(p, xn) 206,205,204,203,202,201Bi nuclear reactions were carried out. Irradiation experiments were performed at the high-intensity proton linac facility (KOMAC) in Korea. The targets, irradiated by 100-MeV protons, were arranged in a stack consisting of natural Pb, Al, Au foils and Pb plates. The proton beam intensity was determined by activation analysis method using 27Al(p, 3p1n)24Na, 197Au(p, p1n)196Au, and 197Au(p, p3n)194Au monitor reactions and also by Gafchromic film dosimetry method. The yields of produced radio-nuclei in the natPb activation foils and monitor foils were measured by HPGe spectroscopy system. Monte Carlo simulations were performed by FLUKA, PHITS/DCHAIN-SP, and MCNPX/FISPACT codes and the calculated data were compared with the experimental results. A satisfactory agreement was observed between the present experimental data and the simulations.

  12. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure study of incorporation of Bi and Pb atoms into the crystal structure of Ba{sub 4.5}Nd{sub 9}Ti{sub 18}O{sub 54}

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    Valant, M.; Arcon, I.; Suvorov, D.; Kodre, A. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); Negas, T. [Trans-Tech Inc., Adamstown, Maryland 21702 (United States); Frahm, R. [Hambruger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor at Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg (Germany)

    1997-03-01

    In extended x-ray aborption fine structure (EXAFS) study of local environment of Bi{sup 3+} and Pb{sup 2+} ions incorporated in Ba{sub 4.5}Nd{sub 9}Ti{sub 18}O{sub 54} actual sites of Bi- and Pb-incorporated are determined. Evidences are given that dopant ions are not distributed randomly on all theoretically possible sites: Bi{sup 3+} selectively enters one out of three posible channels, corresponding to the sites x=0.9484, y=0.2500, z=0.2939, and/or x=0.0455, y=0.2500, z=0.6928 previously occupied by Nd{sup 3+}, while Pb{sup 2+} selectively enters site x=0.4940, y=0.2500, z=0.4993 previously shared by Ba{sup 2+} and Nd{sup 3+}. {copyright} {ital 1997 Materials Research Society.}

  13. Infrared Study of Er3+/Yb3+ Co-Doped GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 Glass

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    Mohamed K. Halimah

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Heavy metal oxide glasses, containing bismuth and/or lead in their glass structure are new alternatives for rare eart (RE doped hosts. Hence, the study of the structure of these vitreous systems is of great interest for science and technology. In this research work, GeO2-PbO-Bi2O3 glass host doped with Er3+/Yb3+ ions was synthesized by a conventional melt quenching method. The Fourier transform infrared (FTIR results showed that PbO and Bi2O3 participate with PbO4 tetragonal pyramids and strongly distort BiO6 octahedral units in the glass network, which subsequently act as modifiers in glass structure. These results also confirmed the existence of both four and six coordination of germanium oxide in glass matrix.

  14. Mesoscopic-scale structure and dynamics near the morphotropic phase boundary of (1 -x ) PbTiO3-x BiScO3

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    Datta, K.; Richter, A.; Göbbels, M.; Neder, R. B.; Mihailova, B.

    2015-07-01

    A range of compelling information on the local structure and dynamics of the ferroelectric perovskite-type (ABO3) system (1 -x ) PbTiO3-x BiScO3 has been revealed through analyzing room-temperature x-ray pair distribution functions and temperature-dependent Raman scattering data for compositions ranging across the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB). Raman scattering data have provided exclusive evidence for distinct dynamical responses from the A-site Pb/Bi and the B-site Ti/Sc cations as a function of composition and temperature. Both pair distribution function and Raman scattering analyses indicate improved coherence between the A-site and B-site off-center displacements for x above the MPB composition. The distinguishable dynamical features were spotted between two sets of compositional range from which x =0.34 could be assigned as a critical composition of "local" MPB: the composition at which the pathway of mesoscopic-scale temperature-driven coupling and transformation processes changes. This differs from the previous reports based on the analysis of the average structure, suggesting the response function of a system may not necessarily follow the evolution of the average structure from which however the MPB has so far been ascribed for a particular system. The individual features of the cations revealed here will further help in understanding the structure-property correlations for similar ferroelectric solid solutions.

  15. Superconducting and mechanical properties of the bulk Bi(pb)SCCO system prepared via solid state and ammonium nitrate precipitation methods

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    Safran, S., E-mail: safran@science.ankara.edu.tr [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Tandoğan, Ankara 06100 (Turkey); Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research, 50 Year Campus, Golbaşı, Ankara (Turkey); Kılıçarslan, E.; Ozturk, H. [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Tandoğan, Ankara 06100 (Turkey); Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research, 50 Year Campus, Golbaşı, Ankara (Turkey); Alp, M. [Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research, 50 Year Campus, Golbaşı, Ankara (Turkey); Akdogan, M. [Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research, 50 Year Campus, Golbaşı, Ankara (Turkey); Abant İzzet Baysal University, Department of Physics, Bolu (Turkey); Asikuzun, E.; Ozturk, O. [Kastamonu University, Department of Physics, Kastamonu (Turkey); Kastamonu University, Research and Application Center, Kastamonu (Turkey); Kılıç, A. [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Tandoğan, Ankara 06100 (Turkey); Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research, 50 Year Campus, Golbaşı, Ankara (Turkey)

    2015-09-01

    We have investigated the effect of preparation method on superconducting and mechanical properties of Bi(Pb)-2223 bulk samples using Bi{sub 1.85}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10±y} stoichiometry. Solid-state reaction and ammonium nitrate precipitation methods have been used for fabrication of the bulk samples. In addition, the effect of annealing time on BSCCO samples have been studied. Structural, electrical, magnetic and microhardness analyses of samples are performed by the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), DC resistivity, AC susceptibility and Vickers microhardness test. The critical transition temperature, phase purity, surface morphology and crystallinity of the prepared bulk samples are compared with each other. Elasticity (E), brittleness (B{sub i}), fracture toughness (K{sub IC}) and yield strength (Y) values are also determined according to annealing time, applied load and production parameters of materials.

  16. Incommensurate Spin Correlations Induced by Magnetic Fe ions Substituted into Overdoped Bi1.75Pb0.35Sr1.90CuO6+z

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    Hiraka, H.; Tranquada, J.; Hayashi, Y.; Wakimoto, S.; Takeda, M.; Kakurai, K.; Adachi, T.; Koike, Y.; Yamada, I.; Miyazaki, M.; Hiraishi, M.; Takeshita, S.; Kohda, A.; Kadono, R.; Yamada, K.

    2010-04-01

    Spin correlations in the overdoped region of Bi{sub 1.75}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.90}CuO{sub 6+z} have been explored with Fe-doped single crystals characterized by neutron scattering, muon-spin-rotation spectroscopy, and magnetic-susceptibility measurements. Static incommensurate spin correlations induced by the Fe spins are revealed by elastic neutron scattering. The resultant incommensurability {delta} is unexpectedly large (-0.2 r.l.u.), as compared with {delta}-1/8 in overdoped superconductor La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. Intriguingly, the large {delta} in this overdoped region is close to the hole concentration p. This result is reminiscent of the {delta}{approx}p trend observed in underdoped La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}; however, it is inconsistent with the saturation of {delta} in the latter compound in the overdoped regime. While our findings in Fe-doped Bi{sub 1.75}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.90}CuO{sub 6+z} support the commonality of incommensurate spin correlations in high-T{sub c} cuprate superconductors, they also suggest that the magnetic response might be dominated by a distinct mechanism in the overdoped region.

  17. Magnetic States of the Co-ions in Ca and Y Doped (Bi,Pb2Sr2Co2O8 Thermoelectric Materials

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    Inge M. Sutjahja

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic states of Cobalt ions in magnetic thermoelectric materials of Bi1.5Pb0.5Ca2-zYzCo2O8 (z = 0, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 have been studied from the structural (X-ray diffraction and magnetic susceptibility data. The misfit structure was revealed from refinement of the XRD data, with reduction of the lattice parameters while increasing the Y doping content. Compared with the (Bi,Pb2Sr2Co2O8 parent compound system, the lattice parameter c was reduced significantly, while the misfit degree remained almost the same. The analysis of the magnetic data shows that the Cobalt ions are coupled antiferromagnetically within the CoO2 layers, with the existence of mixed valence states between Co3+ and Co4+ ions. Besides that, the effective magnetic moments of Cobalt ions are almost constant along the Y doping content. Assuming the orbital quenching as commonly found in most transition metal ions, the data are best fitted by taking the low-spin state of Co3+ ions and intermediate spin state of Co4+ ions. We argue qualitatively, that the spin-state transition across the gap are induced by the shrinkage of the charge transfer energy gaps between O 2p and Co levels due to reduction of the ionic spaces between Co and O ions.

  18. Production of BiPbSrCaCuO thin films on MgO and Ag/MgO substrates by electron beam deposition techniques

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    Varilci, A; Gorur, O; Celebi, S; Karaca, I

    2002-01-01

    Superconducting BiPbSrCaCuO thin films were prepared on MgO(001) and Ag/MgO substrates using an electron beam (e-beam) evaporation technique. The effects of annealing temperature and Ag diffusion on the crystalline structure and some superconducting properties, respectively, were investigated by X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and by measurements of the critical temperature and the critical current density. It was shown that an annealing of both types of films at 845 or 860 C resulted in the formation of mixed Bi-2223 and Bi-2212 phases with a high degree of preferential orientation with the c-axis perpendicular to the substrates. The slight increase of the critical temperature from 103 K to 105 K, the enhancement of the critical current density from 2 x 10 sup 3 to 6 x 10 sup 4 A/cm sup 2 , and the improved surface smoothness are due to a possible silver doping from the substrate. (Abstract Copyright [2002], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

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

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    Guo, Xiaoyao; Du, Bin; Wei, Qin; Yang, Jian; Hu, Lihua; Yan, Liangguo; Xu, Weiying

    2014-08-15

    In the present study, a kind of graphenes magnetic material (Fe3O4-GS) was prepared by compositing graphene sheet with ferroferric oxide, and shown to be effective for removing Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solution. The synthesized sorbent was characterized by SEM, TEM, FTIR, XRD, XPS and BET, respectively. The pHZPC value of the sorbent was estimated to be 3.5 by alkaline-titration methods. Fe3O4-GS can be simply recovered from water with magnetic separation at low magnetic field within one minute. The sorption capacities of the metals were 17.29, 27.95, 23.03, 27.83 and 22.07 mg g(-1) for Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II), respectively. Kinetic data showed good correlation with pseudo-second-order equation and the Freundlich model was found to fit for the isotherm data of all the heavy metal ions. It was found that the metals sorption was accomplished mainly via chelation or ion exchange. The results of thermodynamic studies illustrate that the adsorption process was endothermic and spontaneous in nature.

  20. Trace elements concentrations (Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, As and Hg in the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis and evaluation of mussel quality and possible human health risk from cultivated and wild sites of the southeastern Adriatic Sea, Montenegro

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    Jović Mihajlo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis (L was collected from the fall 2005 to the winter 2009 from the six sites on the Montenegrin coastline. Two wild samples were collected from the open sea coastline, and two cultivated and two wild were from the Boka Kotorska Bay. The mussels soft tissue was analyzed for zinc (Zn, copper (Cu, lead (Pb, cadmium (Cd, arsenic (As and total mercury (Hg. Concentrations of these metals ranged from 135.5-210 for Zn, 6.2-14.5 for Cu, 4.0-11.5 for Pb, 1.7-2.1 for Cd, 5.8-12.4 for As and 0.11-0.51 for Hg, in mg kg-1 dry weight. The metals were found to be present in the samples at different levels, but not in concentrations higher than maximum residual levels prescribed by the European Union (EU and US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA regulations for seafood. This indicates that the consumption of wild or cultivated mussels from the studied area is safe in moderate quantities.

  1. The crystal structure of Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12, a new 44.8 Å derivative of the bismuthinite-aikinite solid-solution series

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    Topa, Dan; Balic-Zunic, Tonci; Makovicky, Emil

    2000-01-01

    Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12, aikinite-bismuthinite derivative, crystal structure, Felbertal, scheelite deposit, Austria......Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12, aikinite-bismuthinite derivative, crystal structure, Felbertal, scheelite deposit, Austria...

  2. Improvement of Bi-2223/Ag tape performances through the control of the Pb-rich phases present in the precursors powders

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    Chen, X.P.; Grivel, Jean-Claude; Li, M.Y.;

    2004-01-01

    Precursor powders containing different lead-rich phases: (a) Ca2PbO4, (b) Pb-3(Sr,Bi)(3)Ca2CuOy (3321), were prepared by controlling the calcination temperature and atmosphere. Monofilament tapes were fabricated using those two powders. It has been found that both the microstructure and critical...... current depended strongly on the nature of the lead-rich phase. Tapes fabricated using the precursor with the Ca2PbO4 phase (tape T1) had a much lower optimum sintering temperature and a narrower temperature window than tapes fabricated using the precursor with the 3321 phase (tape T2). The critical...... current density J(c), of tape T2 is improved by a factor 1.5-2. SEM results show that a large fraction of secondary phases with big particle size was formed in the fully reacted tape TI, which might degrade the critical current of these tapes. On the contrary, little and small secondary phases were formed...

  3. The effect of multilayered Bi1.8Pb0.4Ca2.2Sr2Cu3Ox/Ag on superconducting and microstructure properties of Bi1.8Pb0.4Ca2.2Sr2Cu3Ox

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    Akdogan, Mustafa; Terzioglu, Cabir; Belenli, Ibrahim

    2010-03-01

    A precursor powder with a nominal chemical composition of Bi1.8Pb0.4Ca2.2Sr2Cu3Ox was used to fabricate the multilayered Bi1.8Pb0.4Ca2.2Sr2Cu3Ox/Ag samples (number of layers was 2, 4 and 8) using the powder-in-tube method (PIT). The density of powder increases during the drawing procedure and inside the composite wires of the final diameter is 3.54 mm. By an intermediate rolling, pressing and annealing procedure, the wires were rolled to obtain tapes. The rolling process was not effective in obtaining further substantially increase of the powder density, but greatly improved the orientation of ceramic grains inside the silver sheath. The sample is composed of a highly oriented Bi-2223 phase in the region near to the Ag layer. The eight-layered sample exhibits a rather high Ic value of 110 A. Tc and Jc are enhanced by increasing the number of Ag layers. The formation of the dense oriented structure is near the interface between oxide and the Ag layer. This suggests that Ag plays an important role in the improvement of Jc.

  4. Prestatiekenmerken van de bepaling van As, Cd, Pb en Hg in voeding en biologisch materiaal met ICP-MS en AFS

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    Velde-Koerts T van der; Bom CM; LAC

    1999-01-01

    Een ICP-MS-methode werd ontwikkeld voor de bepaling van As, Cd en Pb in salpeterzuur-destruaten van voeding en biologisch materiaal. De methode werd geoptimaliseerd op basis van minimale spectrale storingen en matrixeffecten met behulp van correctieformules, interne standaarden en

  5. Synthesis and structural characterization of dinuclear Cd2+, Hg2+ and Fe2+ complexes with neutral bi and tetradentate flexible pyrazole-based ligands

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    Beheshti, Azizolla; Lalegani, Arash; Behvandi, Fatemeh; Safaeiyan, Forough; Sarkarzadeh, Afsoon; Bruno, Giuseppe; Amiri Rudbari, Hadi

    2015-02-01

    Four new complexes of [Hg2Cl4(bpp)]n (1), [Hg2Cl4(tdmpp)] (2), [Cd2I4(tdmpp)] (3) and [Fe2Cl4(tdmpp)] (4) were prepared by using the neutral N-donor ligands 1,3-bis(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)propane (bpp) and 1,1,3,3-tetrakis(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)propane (tdmpp) with different flexibility and appropriate metal salts of Cd(II), Hg(II) and Fe(II) ions. These compounds were characterized by the infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis and X-ray crystallography. Flexible ligands and non-covalent Csbnd H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds play a major role in the crystal packing of compounds 1, 2 and 4. In the two-dimensional non-covalent structure of 1, there are two distinctly different coordination modes for the mercury atoms. One mercury atom has pseudo-trigonal bipyramidal geometry and the other adopts a distorted tetrahedral environment. In the dinuclear structures of 2 and 4 the neutral molecules are linked together by the Csbnd H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, forming an infinite one-dimensional zigzag chain structure. Compounds 2-4 are isostructural with each other.

  6. Systematic decay studies of even-even {sup 132-138}Nd, {sup 144-158}Gd, {sup 176-196}Hg and {sup 192-198}Pb isotopes

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    Santhosh, K.P., E-mail: drkpsanthosh@gmail.co [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Kannur University, Payyanur Campus, Payyanur 670 327 (India); Sahadevan, Sabina [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Kannur University, Payyanur Campus, Payyanur 670 327 (India)

    2010-12-01

    The alpha and cluster decay properties of the {sup 132-138}Nd, {sup 144-158}Gd, {sup 176-196}Hg and {sup 192-198}Pb even-even isotopes in the two mass regions A=130-158 and A=180-198 are analyzed using the Coulomb and Proximity Potential Model. On examining the clusters at corresponding points in the cold valleys (points with same A{sub 2}) of the various isotopes of a particular nucleus we find that at certain mass numbers of the parent nuclei, the clusters emitted are getting shifted to the next lower atomic number. It is interesting to see that the change in clusters appears at those isotopes where a change in shape is occurring correspondingly. Such a change of clusters with shape change is studied for the first time in cluster decay. The alpha decay half lives of these nuclei are computed and these are compared with the available experimental alpha decay data. It is seen that the two are in good agreement. On making a comparison of the alpha half lives of the normal deformed and superdeformed nuclei, it can be seen that the normal deformed {sup 132}Nd, {sup 176-188}Hg and {sup 192}Pb nuclei are found to be better alpha emitters than the superdeformed (in excited state) {sup 134,136}Nd, {sup 190-196}Hg and {sup 194}Pb nuclei. The cluster decay studies reveal that as the atomic number of the parent nuclei increases the N{ne}Z cluster emissions become equally or more probable than the N=Z emissions. On the whole the alpha and cluster emissions are more probable from the parents in the heavier mass region (A=180-198) than from the parents in the lighter mass region (A=130-158). The effect of quadrupole ({beta}{sub 2}) and hexadecapole ({beta}{sub 4}) deformations of parent and fragments on half life times are also studied.

  7. Effectively control negative thermal expansion of single-phase ferroelectrics of PbTiO3-(Bi,La)FeO3 over a giant range.

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    Chen, Jun; Wang, Fangfang; Huang, Qingzhen; Hu, Lei; Song, Xiping; Deng, Jinxia; Yu, Ranbo; Xing, Xianran

    2013-01-01

    Control of negative thermal expansion is a fundamentally interesting topic in the negative thermal expansion materials in order for the future applications. However, it is a challenge to control the negative thermal expansion in individual pure materials over a large scale. Here, we report an effective way to control the coefficient of thermal expansion from a giant negative to a near zero thermal expansion by means of adjusting the spontaneous volume ferroelectrostriction (SVFS) in the system of PbTiO3-(Bi,La)FeO3 ferroelectrics. The adjustable range of thermal expansion contains most negative thermal expansion materials. The abnormal property of negative or zero thermal expansion previously observed in ferroelectrics is well understood according to the present new concept of spontaneous volume ferroelectrostriction. The present studies could be useful to control of thermal expansion of ferroelectrics, and could be extended to multiferroic materials whose properties of both ferroelectricity and magnetism are coupled with thermal expansion.

  8. Piezoelectric properties of low loss and high Curie temperature (Bi, La)FeO_3-Pb(Ti, Mn)O_3 ceramics with Mn doping

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    2012-01-01

    Piezoelectric ceramics of 0.6(Bi0.9La0.1)FeO3-0.4Pb(Ti1-xMnx)O3 (BLF-PTM) for x=0, 0.01, 0.02, and 0.03 were prepared by sol-gel process combined with a solid-state reaction method. The tan? for BLF-PTM of x=0.01 is just 0.006 at 1 kHz, drastically decreasing by using Mn dopants. The TC increases to 490 ℃ for BLF-PTM of x=0.02. Furthermore, Mn modification effectively enhances the poling state and the piezoelectric properties of BLF-PTM. The kp, Qm, d33, and g33 of 0.34, 403, and 124 pC1·N-1 and 37×10-3 Vm·...

  9. Intragrain pinning strength depth dependence of 2223 (Bi,Pb)-based high critical Tc superconducting ceramics made by a vitreous route

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    Dang, An; Godelaine, P. A.; Vanderbemden, Ph.; Cloots, R.; Ausloos, M.

    1995-04-01

    Campbell's method for measuring the critical current in superconductors has been used to obtain the critical current density and the pinning strength in Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3O10-y ceramics synthesized by a vitreous route. The intragrain critical current is much higher than 105 A/cm2 at 40 K in zero dc magnetic field. A large increase of the pinning strength is observed near the grain surface. The decrease with depth is hyperbolic. The role of the precursors in the synthesis route is emphasized for introducing specific pinning centers. The analysis takes into consideration the ceramics granular nature, i.e., the existence of intergrain and intragrain currents.

  10. Neutron-induced fission cross section of (nat)Pb and (209)Bi from threshold to 1 GeV: An improved parametrization

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    Tarrio, D; Audouin, L; Berthier, B; Duran, I; Ferrant, L; Isaev, S; Le Naour, C; Paradela, C; Stephan, C; Trubert, D; Abbondanno, U; Aerts, G; Alvarez-Velarde, F; Andriamonje, S; Andrzejewski, J; Assimakopoulos, P; Badurek, G; Baumann, P; Becvar, F; Belloni, F; Berthoumieux, E; Calvino, F; Calviani, M; Cano-Ott, D; Capote, R; Carrapico, C; Carrillo de Albornoz, A; Cennini, P; Chepel, V; Chiaveri, E; Colonna, N; Cortes, G; Couture, A; Cox, J; Dahlfors, M; David, S; Dillmann, I; Dolfini, R; Domingo-Pardo, C; Dridi, W; Eleftheriadis, C; Embid-Segura, M; Ferrari, A; Ferreira-Marques, R; Fitzpatrick, L; Frais-Koelbl, H; Fujii, K; Furman, W; Goncalves, I; Gonzalez-Romero, E; Goverdovski, A; Gramegna, F; Griesmayer, E; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Haas, B; Haight, R; Heil, M; Herrera-Martinez, A; Igashira, M; Jericha, E; Kadi, Y; Kappeler, F; Karadimos, D; Karamanis, D; Kerveno, M; Ketlerov, V; Koehler, P; Konovalov, V; Kossionides, E; Krticka, M; Lampoudis, C; Leeb, H; Lederer, C; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Losito, R; Lozano, M; Lukic, S; Marganiec, J; Marques, L; Marrone, S; Martinez, T; Massimi, C; Mastinu, P; Mendoza, E; Mengoni, A; Milazzo, P.M; Moreau, C; Mosconi, M; Neves, F; Oberhummer, H; O'Brien, S; Oshima, M; Pancin, J; Papachristodoulou, C; Papadopoulos, C; Patronis, N; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Perrot, L; Pigni, M.T; Plag, R; Plompen, A; Plukis, A; Poch, A; Praena, J; Pretel, C; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Rosetti, M; Rubbia, C; Rudolf, G; Rullhusen, P; Salgado, J; Santos, C; Sarchiapone, L; Sarmento, R; Savvidis, I; Tagliente, G; Tain, J.L; Tavora, L; Terlizzi, R; Vannini, G; Vaz, P; Ventura, A; Villamarin, D; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wendler, H; Wiescher, M; Wisshak, K

    2011-01-01

    Neutron-induced fission cross sections for (nat)Pb and (209)Bi were measured with a white-spectrum neutron source at the CERN Neutron Time-of-Flight (n\\_TOF) facility. The experiment, using neutrons from threshold up to 1 GeV, provides the first results for these nuclei above 200 MeV. The cross sections were measured relative to (235)U and (238)U in a dedicated fission chamber with parallel plate avalanche counter detectors. Results are compared with previous experimental data. Upgraded parametrizations of the cross sections are presented, from threshold energy up to 1 GeV. The proposed new sets of fitting parameters improve former results along the whole energy range.

  11. Numerical simulation and experimental study of PbWO4/EPDM and Bi2WO6/EPDM for the shielding of {\\gamma}rays

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    Song, Chi; Zhang, Quanping; Li, Yintao; Li, Yingjun; Zhou, Yuanlin

    2016-01-01

    The MCNP5 code was employed to simulate the {\\gamma}ray shielding capacity of tungstate composites. The experimental results were applied to verify the applicability of the Monte Carlo program. PbWO4 and Bi2WO6 were prepared and added into ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) to obtain the composites, which were tested in the {\\gamma}ray shielding. Both the theoretical simulation and experiments were carefully chosen and well designed. The results of the two methods were found to be highly consistent. In addition, the conditions during the numerical simulation were optimized and double-layer {\\gamma}ray shielding systems were studied. It was found that the {\\gamma}-ray shielding performance can be influenced not only by the material thickness ratio but also by the arrangement of the composites.

  12. Physiological studies of environmental pollutants. Progress report, September 1, 1975--May 31, 1976. [/sup 210/Po, /sup 203/Pb, /sup 201/Tl, /sup 207/Bi, /sup 65/Zn

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    Lengemann, F W; Wentworth, R A

    1976-01-01

    In the past year we have looked at the transfer of some members of the actinide decay series into milk of goats. These were /sup 210/Po, /sup 203/Pb, /sup 201/Tl and /sup 207/Bi. All of these appeared in milk after oral ingestion but at levels less than 1 percent per liter. In addition we have looked at the transfer of /sup 65/Zn into milk of goats after oral and I.V. doses; the experiments are incomplete at this time. In controlled temperature studies it was found that 6.6 times as much radioiodine was secreted into milk when goats were at 33/sup 0/ as opposed to 5/sup 0/C. When radioiodine is put into the mammary gland the transfer from milk to body is rapid; more rapid than is the case for /sup 65/Zn. The analysis of these data indicate the need for a model capable of handling expansion of a compartment.

  13. Progress report on neutron beam experiments in Thailand: effects of antimony substitutions on the critical temperature of Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O compounds

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    Sangariyavanich, A.; Ampornrat, P. [Office of Atomic Energy for Peace, Bangkok (Thailand)

    1998-10-01

    Effects of systematic substitutions of antimony for bismuth in Bi{sub 1.8-x}Pb{sub 0.2}Sb{sub x}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 10} have been investigated. Fabrication of the specimens has been performed by solid state reaction in air. The samples were sintered between 820degC - 843degC for 65 hours and subsequently quenched in liquid nitrogen. The critical temperatures of most specimens as determined by standard four-probe technique was higher than 100 K. Phase identification by X-ray diffraction technique indicated that `2223` and `2234` were the predominant phases in these samples. (author)

  14. Gamma ray shielding and structural properties of Bi2O3-PbO-B2O3-V2O5 glass system

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    Kaur, Kulwinder; Singh, K. J.; Anand, Vikas

    2014-04-01

    The present work has been undertaken to evaluate the applicability of Bi2O3-PbO-B2O3-V2O5 glass system as gamma ray shielding material. Gamma ray mass attenuation coefficient has been determined theoretically using WinXcom computer software developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology. A meaningful comparison of their radiation shielding properties has been made in terms of their half value layer parameter with standard radiation shielding concrete 'barite'. Structural properties of the prepared glass system have been investigated in terms of XRD and FTIR techniques in order to check the possibility of their commercial utility as alternate to conventional concrete for gamma ray shielding applications.

  15. Highly (110)- and (111)-oriented BiFeO3 films on BaPbO3 electrode with Ru or Pt /Ru barrier layers

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    Lee, Chia-Ching; Wu, Jenn-Ming; Hsiung, Chang-Po

    2007-04-01

    Highly (110)- and (111)-oriented BiFeO3 (BFO) films were fabricated with BaPbO3 (BPO )/Ru and BPO /Pt/Ru as electrode/barrier on Si substrates by rf-magnetron sputtering. The BPO /Ru and BPO /Pt/Ru stacks both induce oriented BFO films and act as diffusion barriers. The (110)- and (111)-oriented BFO films possess excellent ferroelectric properties with only minor leakage. The values of remnant polarization are almost the same, about 42μC/cm2, for (110)- and (111)-oriented BFO films. However, polarization measured under varying pulse widths demonstrates that the switching polarization in (111)-oriented BFO films is higher than in (110)-oriented films. Additionally, (111)-oriented BFO films exhibit better retention properties than (110)-oriented films.

  16. Highly sensitive photodetection using a microwave-coupled BaPb0.7Bi0.3O3 Josephson junction array

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    Ito, Minoru; Enomoto, Youichi; Murakami, Toshiaki

    1983-08-01

    The BaPb0.7Bi0.3O3 sputtered film possesses tunnel Josephson junctions at boundary layers [boundary Josephson junction (BJJ)] normal to the film plane in a homogeneous junction array. The film has high efficiency for optical irradiation of the junctions because of the high optical transparency. The letter presents the optical effect on the current-voltage characteristics for this Josephson junction array locked to a microwave field. The microwave-induced hysteresis loop caused by voltage locking among junctions in a microwave field is highly sensitive to optical illumination with as low an incident power as a few nanowatts. This probably can be exploited in a future, highly sensitive photodetector.

  17. The crystal structure of gustavite, PbAgBi3S6. Analysis of twinning and polytypism using the OD approach

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    Makovicky, Emil; Topa, Dan

    2011-01-01

    The crystal structure of gustavite Pb1.06Ag0.95Bi2.80Sb0.20S5.99 from Rotgu¨lden, Lungau, Salzburg Land, Austria, was refined to R1 ¼ 2.76 % using single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. Refined unit-cell parameters are a 7.0567(14), b 19.6905(39), c 8.2219(16) A ° , b 106.961(3) , unit-cell volume...... and the interlayer symmetry elements {(22/n1,1/2) 21/n1/2,2 21/2/ a2}. An alternative OD description uses planar unit layers with the layer symmetry P(2/ b) 21/c 21/m and the interlayer elements 22/n1,–1/2 21/n1/2,2 21/2/a2. The former description adheres closely to the details of coordination of bismuth observed...

  18. Large Electric-Field Modulation of Magnetic Properties in Fe Films on BiScO3-PbTiO3 Ceramics

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    Jing Wang

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the magneto-optical Kerr effect, we report the electric-field modulation of the magnetic properties in Fe/BiScO3-PbTiO3 (BSPT film-on-ceramic substrate structure. The Fe films are directly grown on the fully-poled BSPT ceramic substrates by magnetron sputtering. An electric field applied parallel to the prepolarization direction of the piezoelectric BSPT can induce a reversible increase in the coercive field Hc of about 30%, whereas an electric field antiparallel to the prepolarization direction can cause a persistent, tremendous decrease (as large as 97% in Hc, and a small reversal electric field can resume it back. The strain induced by the inverse piezoelectric effect is the primary mechanism behind. This large modulation of the coercive field by the electric field could inspire further exploration of electric-field-controlled magnetic switching in multiferroic heterostructures.

  19. Production cross sections of discrete gamma-ray resulting from interaction of 14. 2 MeV neutron with Pb and Bi

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    Wu Youngshun; Shen Ronglin; Shi Xiamin; Xing Jinqiang; Ding Dazhao

    1982-11-01

    The differential cross sections of gamma-rays produced in interation of 14.2 MeV neutron with natural lead and bismuth have been measured at 55/sup 0/ (lab). The complete shield Ge (Li) spectrometer with time-of-flight technique gated by associated particle in T(d,n) reaction was used. The gamma-ray spectra from 14.2 MeV neutron interactions with /sup 238/U and natural Tungsten have been measured as well. For Pb and Bi, tens of discrete gamma-rays were identified. Some of thme have not been reported in previous work. The effects of attenuation and multiple scattering of neutron and the gamma-ray self-absorption in sample are corrected by Monte-Carlo method. The experimental results are compared with others.

  20. Composite metallic sheathes: the key to low-cost, high strength (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10-based tapes?

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude

    2007-01-01

    (Bi, Pb)(2)Sr2Ca2Cu3O10-based superconducting tapes were prepared by the powder- in- tube process, using a bimetallic sheath consisting of Ag and Ni. Ag was in contact with the superconducting ceramic core and acted as a protective layer against reaction between the external Ni sheath and the core......(e) of about 11 000 A cm(-2), were achieved in a single heat-treatment. The efficient protection offered by the Ag layer against Ni diffusion into the ceramic core suggests that Ag layers as thin as 5 mu m may be applied, thus reducing the production costs. The superior stiffness of Ni provides a stronger...

  1. Structure and magnetic properties of a new anion-deficient perovskite Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} with crystallographic shear structure

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    Batuk, Maria, E-mail: Maria.Batuk@ua.ac.be [Electron Microscopy for Materials Research (EMAT), University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020, Antwerp (Belgium); Tyablikov, Oleg A. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Tsirlin, Alexander A. [National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, 12618 Tallinn (Estonia); Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Kazakov, Sergey M.; Rozova, Marina G.; Pokholok, Konstantin V.; Filimonov, Dmitry S.; Antipov, Evgeny V. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Abakumov, Artem M. [Electron Microscopy for Materials Research (EMAT), University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020, Antwerp (Belgium); Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Hadermann, Joke [Electron Microscopy for Materials Research (EMAT), University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020, Antwerp (Belgium)

    2013-09-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} was obtained by solid state synthesis. • Its structure was refined from combination of XPD and TEM. • It is a new member of the perovskite-related homologous series A{sub n}B{sub n}O{sub 3n−2} with n = 5. • Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} is antiferromagnetically ordered below T{sub N} ≈350 K. - Abstract: Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13}, a new n = 5 member of the oxygen-deficient perovskite-based A{sub n}B{sub n}O{sub 3n−2} homologous series, was synthesized using a solid-state method. The crystal structure of Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} was investigated by a combination of synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, electron diffraction, high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy. At 900 K, it crystallizes in the Ammm space group with the unit cell parameters a = 5.8459(1) Å, b = 4.0426(1) Å, and c = 27.3435(1) Å. In the Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} structure, quasi-two-dimensional perovskite blocks are periodically interleaved with ½[1 1 0] (1{sup ¯}01){sub p} crystallographic shear (CS) planes. At the CS planes, the corner-sharing FeO{sub 6} octahedra are transformed into chains of edge-sharing FeO{sub 5} distorted tetragonal pyramids. B-positions of the perovskite blocks between the CS planes are jointly occupied by Fe{sup 3+} and Sc{sup 3+}. The chains of the FeO{sub 5} pyramids and (Fe,Sc)O{sub 6} octahedra delimit six-sided tunnels that are occupied by double columns of cations with a lone electron pair (Pb{sup 2+}). The remaining A-cations (Bi{sup 3+}, Ba{sup 2+}) occupy positions in the perovskite block. According to the magnetic susceptibility measurements, Pb{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}BiFe{sub 4}ScO{sub 13} is antiferromagnetically ordered below T{sub N} ≈350 K.

  2. Residual tensile stresses and piezoelectric properties in BiFeO3-Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2O3-PbTiO3 ternary solid solution perovskite ceramics

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    Weilin Zheng

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available For low dielectric loss perovskite-structured (1-x-yBiFeO3-xBi(Zn1/2Ti1/2O3-yPbTiO3 (BF-BZT-PT (x = 0.04-0.15 and y = 0.15-0.26 ceramics in rhombohedral/tetragonal coexistent phase, structural phase transitions were studied using differential thermal analyzer combined with temperature-dependent dielectric measurement. Two lattice structural phase transitions are disclosed in various BF-BZT-PT perovskites, which is different from its membership of BiFeO3 exhibiting just one lattice structural phase transition at Curie temperature TC= 830oC. Consequently, residual internal tensile stresses were revealed experimentally through XRD measurements on ceramic pellets and counterpart powders, which are reasonably attributed to special structural phase transition sequence of BF-BZT-PT solid solution perovskites. Low piezoresponse was observed and argued extrinsically resulting from residual tensile stresses pinning ferroelectric polarization switching. Post-annealing and subsequent quenching was found effective for eliminating residual internal stresses in those BZT-less ceramics, and good piezoelectric property of d33 ≥ 28 pC/N obtained for 0.70BF-0.08BZT-0.22PT and 0.05 wt% MnO2-doped 0.70BF-0.04BZT-0.26PT ceramics with TC ≥ 640oC, while it seemed no effective for those BZT-rich BF-BZT-PT ceramics with x = 0.14 and 0.15 studied here.

  3. Diffusion coefficients for Tl, Pb, Cd, In, Zn, Bi, As, Mo and Sb in hydrous rhyolite at 100-200 MPa

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    Berlo, Kim; Brooker, Richard; Wilke, Max

    2014-05-01

    A series of experiments have been conducted to determine the diffusivities of Tl, Pb, Cd, In, Zn, Bi, As, Mo and Sb in hydrous rhyolitic melt. Diffusion experiments used two adjoining glass cylinder of the same hydrous composition, one doped with the elements of interest at ~ 100 ppm. These couples were rapidly heated to 850, 1000 and 1150°C at 100-200 MPa for a few hours. After quenching the sectioned charges were analyzed by both synchrotron XRF (The Diamond Light Source) and LA-ICP-MS (University of Oxford). The data shows excellent correlation between these two techniques. The diffusion profiles were fitted to a 1-D diffusion couple equation to determine the diffusivities and fitting to the different temperature runs defined the Arrhenius parameters. We find that for 850°C the diffusion coefficients follow the trend Tl>Pb>Cd>Zn>In>Bi>As>Sb>Mo. Additional experiments were performed with either S or Cl added (to both sides of the diffusion couple). In general S increases the diffusion rate of all metals except Mo and Sb, which diffuse slower in the presence of S. Chlorine also speeds up the diffusion of metals with the exception of In, Mo and Sb. The systematic change in diffusivities of these metals and their different behaviour in the presence of the ligands that are also observed to be significant in volcanic gases, are important in determining the distribution of these metals during degassing (e.g. MacKenzie and Canil, 2008). This is particularly important in a dynamic environment such as a volcanic conduit. There are also implications for economic exploration and well as hazard mitigation.

  4. Effect of Ag additions on the Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Co1.8Ox thermoelectric properties

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    Diez, J. C.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Co1.8Ox thermoelectric ceramics with small Ag additions (0, 1, and 3 wt.% have been successfully produced by a sol-gel method via nitrates. Microstructure has shown a reduction on the amount of secondary phases and an increase on the bulk density with increasing Ag contents. The microstructural evolution, as a function of Ag content, is confirmed with the electrical resistivity values which show an important decrease for the 3 wt.% Ag samples, leading to maximum power factor values of about 0.025 mW/K2.m at room temperature, which is about two times higher than the obtained for the Ag-free sintered samples.Se han preparado cerámicas termoeléctricas de composición Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Co1.8Ox con pequeñas adiciones de Ag (0, 1, y 3 % en peso por medio de un método sol-gel a partir de los nitratos metálicos. La microestructura ha mostrado una reducción de la cantidad de fases secundarias y un aumento de la densidad del material al aumentar la cantidad de Ag. La evolución microestructural, en función del contenido de Ag, se ha confirmado con los valores de la resistividad eléctrica que muestra una reducción importante para las muestras con 3 % en peso de Ag, lo que lleva a alcanzar valores máximos del factor de potencia de alrededor de 0.025 mW/K2.m a temperatura ambiente, que es dos veces mayor que el obtenido para muestras sinterizadas sin Ag.

  5. Approach to spatialize local to long-range atmospheric metal input (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb) in epiphytic lichens over a meso-scale area (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, southwestern France).

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    Barre, Julien P G; Deletraz, Gaëlle; Frayret, Jérôme; Pinaly, Hervé; Donard, Olivier F X; Amouroux, David

    2015-06-01

    Geographically based investigations into atmospheric bio-monitoring usually provide information on concentration or occurrence data and spatial trends of specific contaminants over a specified study area. In this work, an original approach based on geographic information system (GIS) was used to establish metal contents (Hg, Cu, Pb, and Cd) in epiphytic lichens from 90 locations as atmospheric bio-monitors over a meso-scale area (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, southwestern France). This approach allows the integration of the heterogeneity of the territory and optimization of the sampling sites based on both socioeconomical and geophysical parameters (hereafter defined as urban, industrial, agricultural, and forested areas). The sampling strategy was first evaluated in several sites (n = 15) over different seasons and years in order to follow the temporal variability of the atmospheric metal input in lichens. The results demonstrate that concentration ranges remain constant over different sampling periods in "rural" areas (agricultural and forested). Higher variability is observed in the "anthropized" urban and industrial areas in relation to local atmospheric inputs. In this context, metal concentrations in lichens over the whole study show that (1) Hg and Cd are homogeneous over the whole territory (0.14 ± 0.04 and 0.38 ± 0.26 mg/kg, respectively), whereas (2) Cu and Pb are more concentrated in "anthropized" areas (9.3 and 11.9 mg/kg, respectively) than in "rural" ones (6.8 and 6.0 mg/kg, respectively) (Kruskall-Wallis, K(Cu) = 13.7 and K(Pb) = 9.7, p < 0.00001). They also showed a significant local enrichment for all metals in many locations in the Pays Basque (West) mainly due to metal and steel industrial activities. This confirms the local contribution of this contamination source over a wider geographic scale. A multiple linear regression model was applied to give an integrated spatialization of the data. This showed significant

  6. Au 2PbP 2, Au 2TlP 2, and Au 2HgP 2: Ternary Gold Polyphosphides with Lead, Thallium, and Mercury in the Oxidation State Zero

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    Eschen, Marcus; Jeitschko, Wolfgang

    2002-05-01

    The polyphosphide Au2PbP2 was prepared by reaction of the elemental components using liquid lead as a reaction medium. Well-developed crystals were obtained after dissolving the matrix in hydrochloric acid. Their crystal structure was determined from four-circle X-ray diffractometer data: Cmcm, a=323.6(1) pm, b=1137.1(2) pm, c=1121.8(1) pm, Z=4, R=0.023 for 478 structure factors and 20 variable parameters. The structure contains zigzag chains of phosphorus atoms with a typical single-bond distance of 219.4(2) pm. The two different kinds of gold atoms are both in linear phosphorus coordination with typical single-bond distances of 232.6(2) and 234.2(2) pm, and the lead atoms have only metal neighbors (7 Au and 2 Pb). Accordingly, chemical bonding of the compound may be expressed by the formula (Au+1)2Pb±0(P-1)2. The corresponding thallium and mercury polyphosphides Au2TlP2 (a=324.1(1) pm, b=1136.1(1) pm, c=1122.1(1) pm) and Au2HgP2 (a=322.1(1) pm, b=1131.4(2) pm, c=1122.6(1) pm) were found to be almost isotypic with Au2PbP2. Their crystal structures were refined from single-crystal X-ray data to R=0.036 (682 F values, 25 variables) and R=0.026 (539 F values, 35 variables), respectively. The structure of these compounds may also be described as consisting of a three-dimensional network of condensed 8- and 10-membered Au2P6 and Au4P6 rings forming parallel channels, which are filled by the lead, thallium, and mercury atoms. The lead atoms are well localized in these channels, while the thallium and even more the mercury atoms occupy additional positions within these channels. Freshly prepared samples of Au2HgP2 show reproducibly slightly different axial ratios and larger cell volumes (ΔV=0.5%) than those after exposure of the samples to air for several days.

  7. Evaluation of Bi as internal standard to minimize matrix effects on the direct determination of Pb in vinegar by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry using Ru permanent modifier with co-injection of Pd/Mg(NO 3) 2

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    de Oliveira, Silvana Ruella; Neto, José Anchieta Gomes

    2007-09-01

    Bismuth was evaluated as an internal standard for the direct determination of Pb in vinegar by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry using Ru as a permanent modifier with co-injection of Pd/Mg(NO 3) 2. The correlation coefficient of the graph plotted from the normalized absorbance signals of Bi versus Pb was r = 0.989. Matrix effects were evaluated by analyzing the slope ratios between the analytical curve obtained from reference solutions prepared in 0.2% (v/v) HNO 3 and analytical curves obtained from Pb additions in red and white wine vinegar samples. The calculated ratios were around 1.04 and 1.02 for analytical curves established applying an internal standard and 1.3 and 1.5 for analytical curves without. Analytical curves in the 2.5-15 μg L - 1 Pb concentration interval were established using the ratio Pb absorbance to Bi absorbance versus analyte concentration, and typical linear correlations of r = 0.999 were obtained. The proposed method was applied for direct determination of Pb in 18 commercial vinegar samples and the Pb concentration varied from 2.6 to 31 μg L - 1 . Results were in agreement at a 95% confidence level (paired t-test) with those obtained for digested samples. Recoveries of Pb added to vinegars varied from 96 to 108% with and from 72 to 86% without an internal standard. Two water standard reference materials diluted in vinegar sample were also analyzed and results were in agreement with certified values at a 95% confidence level. The characteristic mass was 40 pg Pb and the useful lifetime of the tube was around 1600 firings. The limit of detection was 0.3 μg L - 1 and the relative standard deviation was ≤ 3.8% and ≤ 8.3% ( n = 12) for a sample containing 10 μg L - 1 Pb with and without internal standard, respectively.

  8. Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Imaging of Ferroelectric Domains in Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Piezoelectric Ceramics

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    LIU Li-Ming; ZENG Hua-Bong; CAO Zhen-Zhu; LENG Xue; ZHAO Kun-Yu; LI Guo-Rong; YIN Qing-Rui

    2011-01-01

    @@ Bismuth zinc titanate dopied lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate[Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (BZT-PMN-PT)]piezoelectric ceramics are synthesized by the conventional solid state reaction method.Ferroelectric domain structures and the evolutionary behavior of BZT-PMN-PT ceramics under an external in-plane electric field are investigated by piezoresponse force microscopy(PFM).It is found that the BZT doping has a significant effect on the domain configurations and the domain kinetic behavior of the piezoelectric BZT-PMN-PT solid solution ceramics.Microdomains embedded in the macrodomains, induced by the BZT dopant in the solid solution ceramics, are clearly observed by PFM and their volume increases with increasing amounts of BZT doping.The microdomains of BZT-PMN-PT piezoelectric ceramics exhibit better domain dynamic behavior stability than macrodomains under an external in-plane electric held.

  9. Ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and dielectric properties of BiScO3-PbTiO3-Pb(Cd1/3Nb2/3)O3 ternary high temperature piezoelectric ceramics

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    Zhao, Tian-Long; Chen, Jianguo; Wang, Chun-Ming; Yu, Yang; Dong, Shuxiang

    2013-07-01

    (0.95-x)BiScO3-xPbTiO3-0.05Pb(Cd1/3Nb2/3)O3 (BS-xPT-PCN) high temperature piezoelectric ceramics near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) have been synthesized by traditional solid-state reaction methods. The microstructural morphology, phase structure, and electrical properties of BS-xPT-PCN ceramics were investigated in detail. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated BS-xPT-PCN ceramics have a pure perovskite structure. The coexistence of rhombohedral and tetragonal phases at MPB composition enhanced the polarizability by the coupling between two dynamically equivalent energy states, resulting in the improved piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties at MPB vicinity. The BS-xPT-PCN (x = 0.60) ceramics possess the optimal piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties with d33 = 505pC/N, kp = 55.9%, kt = 36.5%, strain = 0.23% (under the electric field 37.5 kV/cm), and Pr = 39.7 μC/cm2. High temperature dielectric behaviors showed diffuse phase transition in BS-xPT-PCN ceramics. The Curie temperature Tc was found to increase from 371 °C to 414 °C with x increasing from 0.58 to 0.62. All these results together with the good thermal stabilities make the BS-xPT-PCN ceramics promising candidates for high temperature piezoelectric applications.

  10. Structural and electronic properties of Pb-doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}: Comparison of LDA and GGA calculations

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    Camargo-Martínez, J.A., E-mail: jcamargo@unitropico.edu.co [Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Básicas, Aplicación e Innovación - CIBAIN, Fundación Universitaria Internacional del Trópico Americano– Unitrópico, Yopal, Casanare (Colombia); Martínez-Pieschacón, D.J. [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Santo Tomás, Tunja, Boyaca (Colombia); Baquero, R. [Departamento de Física, CINVESTAV-IPN, Av. IPN 2508, 07360, México (Mexico)

    2017-04-15

    Highlights: • We present for the first time the effects of Pb doping on structural and electronic properties of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} (Bi2223) using GGA, compared with LDA results. • We found the Pb concentration for which the Bi–O pockets disappear from the Fermi Surface in the Bi2223 compound using GGA and LDA, respectively. - Abstract: We use Density Functional Theory to study the effects on the crystal structure and the electronic band structure of substituting Pb for Bi in Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}. We further use the Local Density Approximation (LDA) and the Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA). The Virtual Crystal Approximation (VCA) was used to account for the substitution. We found that GGA reproduces better the lattice parameters although in both cases the internal coordinates were reproduced with some uncertainties. We further looked at the behavior of the so called Bi–O pockets, some electronic states that originate on the Bi–O planes and that appear on the Fermi surface (FS) in contradiction to the experimental evidence. We found that LDA and GGA differ on that subject. With 26% Pb and using LDA, the Bi–O pockets run away from the FS. But when GGA is used, it is needed up to 35% Pb to make the Bi–O pockets disappear from the FS. In the last case, once the Bi–O pockets are removed from the FS, we get a very good agreement with angular resolved photo-emission (ARPES) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments.

  11. Chemical speciation of Pb(II, Cd(II, Hg(II, Co(II, Ni(II, Cu(II and Zn(II binary complexes of l-methionine in 1,2-propanediol-water mixtures

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    M. Padma Latha

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Chemical speciation of Pb(II, Cd(II, Hg(II, Co(II, Ni(II, Cu(II and Zn(II complexes of L-methionine in 0.0-60 % v/v 1,2-propanediol-water mixtures maintaining an ionic strength of 0.16 M at 303 K has been studied pH metrically. The active forms of ligand are LH2+, LH and L-. The predominant species detected are ML, MLH, ML2, ML2H, ML2H2 and MLOH. Models containing different numbers of species were refined by using the computer program MINIQUAD 75. The best-fit chemical models were arrived at based on statistical parameters. The trend in variation of complex stability constants with change in the dielectric constant of the medium is explained on the basis of electrostatic and non-electrostatic forces.

  12. Superconducting Bi1.5Pb0.5Sr2Ca2Cu3O(x) ceramics by rapid melt quenching and glass crystallization

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    Bansal, Narottam P.

    1989-01-01

    A glass of nominal Bi(1.5)Pb(0.5)Sr2Ca2Cu3O(x) composition, prepared by rapid quenching of the melt, showed a glass transition temperature of 383 C, crystallization temperature of 446 C, melting temperature of 855 C, and bulk density of 5.69 g/cu cm in air. The activation energy for crystallization of the glass was estimated to be 292kJ/mol from non-isothermal DSC. On heating in oxygen, the glass showed a slow and continuous weight gain starting at approximately 530 C which reached a plateau at approximately 820 C. The weight gained during heating was retained on cooling to ambient conditions indicating an irreversible oxidation step. The influence of annealing conditions on the formation of various phases in the glass has been investigated. The Bi(2)Sr(2)Ca(0)Cu(1)O(6) phase crystallized out first followed by formation of other phases at higher temperatures. The high-T(sub c) phase, isostructural with Bi(2)Sr(2)Ca(2)Cu(3)O(10) was not detected below 840 C, but its fraction increased with the annealing time at 840 C. A sample annealed at 840 C for 243h in air and furnace cooled showed the highest T(sub c)(R=0) of 107.2K and a narrow transition width, delta T(sub c)(10 to 90 percent), of approximately 2 K. The high T(sub c) phase does not seem to crystallize out directly from the glass but is rather produced at high temperature by reaction between the phases formed at lower temperatures. The kinetics of 110K phase formation was sluggish. It appears that the presence of lead helps in the formation and/or stabilization of the 110 K phase.

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

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

    2014-08-15

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

  14. A high temperature piezoelectric ceramic: (1-x)(Bi0.9La0.1)FeO(3-x)PbTiO3 crystalline solutions.

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    Chen, Jianguo; Qi, Yufa; Shi, Guiyang; Yu, Shengwen; Cheng, Jinrong

    2009-09-01

    (1-x)(Bi(0.9)La(0.1))FeO(3-x)PbTiO(3) (BLF-PT) crystalline solutions for x = 0.35, 0.37, 0.4, 0.43 and 0.45 have been prepared by the solid-state reaction method. The X-ray diffraction analysis shows that BLF-PT has a single perovskite phase with mixed tetragonal and rhombohedral phases between x = 0.4 and 0.43. The Curie temperature of BLF-PT for x = 0.4 attains 460 degrees C, which is about 80 degrees C higher than that of hard Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3) ceramics. The remnant polarization and piezoelectric constant of BLF-PT for x = 0.4 reach 38 microC/cm(2) and 112 pC/N, respectively. The planar coupling factor k(p) of BLF-PT for x = 0.4 remains stable at temperature increases of up to 360 degrees C. The impedance spectroscopy study reveals that the high temperature conduction of BLF-PT may be attributed to the motion of oxygen vacancies within the material. Our results indicate that BLF-PT is a promising candidate for high temperature applications.

  15. First principles study of (Cd, Hg, In, Tl, Sn, Pb, As, Sb, Bi, Se) modified Pt(111), Pt(100) and Pt(211) electrodes as CO oxidation catalysts

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    Tripkovic, Vladimir

    2015-01-01

    CO oxidation is a prototype reaction for studying oxidation of small organic molecules. Certain adatom modified Pt electrodes have a large promotional effect on CO oxidation. However, the effect is often coverage dependent, and has a limited effect due to short lifetimes of the adatoms. The cover...

  16. Study of dielectric and ferroelectric properties of five-layer Aurivillius oxides: A2Bi4Ti5O18 (A = Ba, Pb and Sr) synthesized by solution combustion route

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    Shivangi Dubey; Rajnish Kurchania

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents the ferroelectric and dielectric properties of five-layer Aurivillius oxides (Ba2Bi4Ti5O18, Pb2Bi4Ti5O18 and Sr2Bi4Ti5O18) prepared by a solution combustion route with glycine as a fuel at low calcination temperature. The phase formation of these materials with pseudo-tetragonal structure was achieved after calcination at 750°C for 3 h; as confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies. Scanning electron microscopy of the sintered ceramics shows that the grains exhibit a plate-like morphology. The ferroelectric to paraelectric transition temperature () for Ba-, Pb- and Sr-based bismuth titanate ceramics was found to be 350, 280 and 260°C, respectively. All three materials show multiple relaxation phenomena and their electrical conductivity was found to be temperature dependent. The Pb2Bi4Ti5O18 ceramic possessed the highest value of activation energy (0.68 eV) and hence shows better ferroelectric properties, as compared to barium and strontium bismuth titanates.

  17. Effect of cationic size in Hg(Tl/Bi)Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+ on superconducting and microstructural characteristics

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    Rajiv Giri; H K Singh; R S Tiwari; O N Srivastava

    2001-10-01

    In this paper we have reported investigations on the effect of simultaneous substitution of Bi and Tl at the H site in the oxygen deficient HO layer of HBa2Ca2Cu3O8+ cuprate superconductor. Bulk polycrystalline samples have been prepared by the two-step solid state reaction process (precursor route). It has been observed that the as grown HBi0.2–TlBa2Ca2Cu3O8+ (with = 0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20) corresponds to the 1223 phase. It has been found that the c varies with the average cationic size $\\langle R_d \\rangle$ of the dopantcations. The optimum c of ∼ 131 K has been found for the composition HBi0.15Tl0.05Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+. This composition leads to the average dopant cation size of ∼ 1.108 Å which is very close to the size of H2+ (∼ 1.11 Å). The microstructure for HBi0.15Tl0.05Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+ has been found to be most dense and this phase exhibits the highest stability. The c of the optimum material HBi0.15Tl0.05Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+ is found to be ∼ 1.29 × 103 A/cm2 at 77 K.

  18. Phase composition and properties of superconducting ceramics based on Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3O y precursors fabricated by melt quenching in a solar furnace

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    Gulamova, D. D.; Uskenbaev, D. E.; Fantozzi, G.; Chigvinadze, J. G.; Magradze, O. V.

    2009-06-01

    Production of superconducting ceramics based on precursors with rated composition Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3O y is studied. The precursors are synthesized in a solar furnace by melt rapid quenching. The phase composition of the samples is examined by microstructural and X-ray analyses. The temperature dependences of the resistance and magnetic susceptibility are measured. The influence of the composition and crystal structure of the substrate on texturing in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system is studied. It is found that the type of quenching plays a significant role, while the type of substrate is of minor significance.

  19. {bold {ital In situ}} measurements of texture and phase development in (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}{endash}Ag tapes

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    Thurston, T.R. [Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Haldar, P. [Intermagnetics General Corporation, Latham, New York 12110 (United States); Wang, Y.L.; Suenaga, M. [Department of Applied Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Jisrawi, N.M. [Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)]|[Department of Physics, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine; Wildgruber, U. [Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

    1997-04-01

    Hard x-rays from a synchrotron source were utilized in diffraction experiments performed at elevated temperatures (up to {approximately}870{degree}C) on (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} (Bi-2223) tapes {ital completely} encased in silver. The general behavior of the phase and texture development under typical processing conditions was determined, and the effects that several variations in processing conditions had on the phase and texture development were examined. These results and their implications for improving processing conditions are discussed. {copyright} {ital 1997 Materials Research Society.}

  20. Texturing of superconducting Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O ceramics by combining the effect of a magnetic field and hot pressing in one direction; Texturation des ceramiques supraconductrices Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O par combinaison des effets du champ magnetique et de la contrainte uniaxiale a haute temperature

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    Noudem, J.G.

    1995-10-27

    Superconducting Bi-(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (Bi:2223) ceramics have a weak 77 K transport critical current density (Jc) due to porosity and the presence of misaligned platelets. In order to obtain higher critical current densities in these materials, it is necessary to increase their density and induce a preferential crystallographic orientation. We have developed a texturing process using solidification in a magnetic field combined with hot pressing. The experimental set-up provides a uniaxial pressure of 60 MPa and temperature up to 1100 deg C in a magnetic field of 8 T. Magnetic melt texturing (MMT) proved to be very effective in producing bulk oriented samples of polycrystalline Bi:2223 (crystallite c-axis oriented parallel to the field direction). These samples have Jc values of up to 1450 A/cm{sup 2} and a density of 5.1 g/cm{sup 3}. The texturing by hot pressing (HP) gives homogeneous, dense ({approx} 6 g/cm{sup 3}; 95 % of the theoretical limit) ceramics with a Jc of 2500 A/cm{sup 2}. Tapes of Ag/Bi:2223 provided by Alcatel Alsthom were also successful textured using HP. Finally we have demonstrated that the combination of solidification in a magnetic field with hot pressing (MMHPT) improves both the texture and density of the samples. Moreover the samples are very homogeneous and mechanically resistant. The 77 K transport critical current densities have values up to 3800 A/cm{sup 2} and 1100 A/cm{sup 2} along the (ab) and c-axis respectively. We have demonstrated that these samples are of potential use a current limiters. (author) 146 refs.

  1. Ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and dielectric properties of BiScO{sub 3}-PbTiO{sub 3}-Pb(Cd{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3} ternary high temperature piezoelectric ceramics

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    Zhao Tianlong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); School of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Chen Jianguo; Dong Shuxiang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Wang Chunming [School of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Yu Yang [Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China)

    2013-07-14

    (0.95-x)BiScO{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3}-0.05Pb(Cd{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3} (BS-xPT-PCN) high temperature piezoelectric ceramics near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) have been synthesized by traditional solid-state reaction methods. The microstructural morphology, phase structure, and electrical properties of BS-xPT-PCN ceramics were investigated in detail. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated BS-xPT-PCN ceramics have a pure perovskite structure. The coexistence of rhombohedral and tetragonal phases at MPB composition enhanced the polarizability by the coupling between two dynamically equivalent energy states, resulting in the improved piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties at MPB vicinity. The BS-xPT-PCN (x = 0.60) ceramics possess the optimal piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties with d{sub 33} = 505pC/N, k{sub p} = 55.9%, k{sub t} = 36.5%, strain = 0.23% (under the electric field 37.5 kV/cm), and P{sub r} = 39.7 {mu}C/cm{sup 2}. High temperature dielectric behaviors showed diffuse phase transition in BS-xPT-PCN ceramics. The Curie temperature T{sub c} was found to increase from 371 Degree-Sign C to 414 Degree-Sign C with x increasing from 0.58 to 0.62. All these results together with the good thermal stabilities make the BS-xPT-PCN ceramics promising candidates for high temperature piezoelectric applications.

  2. Pathways for the release of polonium from a lead-bismuth spallation target (thermochemical calculation); Verfluechtigungspfade des Poloniums aus einem Pb-Bi-Spallationstarget (Thermochemische Kalkulation)

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    Eichler, B.; Neuhausen, J

    2004-06-01

    An analysis of literature data for the thermochemical constants of polonium reveals considerable discrepancies in the relations of these data among each other as well as in their expected trends within the chalcogen group. This fact hinders a reliable assessment of possible reaction paths for the release of polonium from a liquid lead-bismuth spallation target. In this work an attempt is made to construct a coherent data set for the thermochemical properties of polonium and some of its compounds that are of particular importance with respect to the behaviour of polonium in a liquid Pb-Bi target. This data set is based on extrapolations using general trends throughout the periodic table and, in particular, within the chalcogen group. Consequently, no high accuracy should be attributed to the derived data set. However, the data set derived in this work is consistent with definitely known experimental data. Furthermore, it complies with the general trends of physicochemical properties within the chalcogen group. Finally, well known relations between thermochemical quantities are fulfilled by the data derived in this work. Thus, given the lack of accurate experimental data it can be regarded as best available data. Thermochemical constants of polonium hydride, lead polonide and polonium dioxide are derived based on extrapolative procedures. Furthermore, the possibility of formation of the gaseous intermetallic molecule BiPo, which has been omitted from discussion up to now, is investigated. From the derived thermochemical data the equilibrium constants of formation, release and dissociation reactions are calculated for different polonium containing species. Furthermore equilibrium constants are determined for the reaction of lead polonide and polonium dioxide with hydrogen, water vapour and the target components lead and bismuth. The most probable release pathways are discussed. From thermochemical evaluations polonium is expected to be released from liquid lead

  3. The Effect of Sintering Temperature on The Rolled Silver-Sheathed Monofilament Bi,Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconducting Wire

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    Hendrik; Sebleku, P.; Siswayanti, B.; Pramono, A. W.

    2017-05-01

    The manufacture of high critical temperature (Tc) Bi, Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (HTS BPSCCO) superconductor wire fabricated by power-in-tube (PIT) is a multi-step process. The main difficulty is that the value of Tc superconductor wire determined by various factors for each step. The objective of this research is to investigate the effect of sintering parameters on the properties of final rolled material. The fabrication process of 1 m rolled-silver sheath monofilament superconductor BPSCCO wire using mechanical deformation process including rolling and drawing has been carried out. The pure silver powders were melted and formed into pure silver (Ag) tube. The tube was 10 mm in diameter with a sheath material: superconductor powders ratio of about 6 : 1. Starting powders, containing the nominal composition of Bi2-Sr2-Cam-1-Cum-Oy, were inserted into the pure silver tube and rolled until it reached a diameter of 4 mm. A typical area reduction ratio of about 5% per step has been proposed to prevent microcracking during the cold-drawing process. The process of rolling of the silver tube was subsequently repeated to obtain three samples and then followed by heat-treated at 820 °C, 840 °C, and 860 °C, respectively. The surface morphology was analyzed by using SEM; the crystal structure was studied by using X-RD, whereas the superconductivity was investigated by using temperature dependence resistivity measurement by using four-point probe technique. SEM images showed the porosity of the cross-sectional surface of the samples. The sample with low heating temperature showed porosity more than the one with high temperature. The value of critical temperature (Tc) of the sample with a dwelling time of heating of 8 hours is 70 K. At above 70 K, it shows the behavior of conductor properties. However, the porosity increased as the heating time increased up to 24 hours. The critical temperature was difficult to be identified due to its porosity. According to XRD results, the Bi-2212

  4. Quasi-2D characteristics in the ac susceptibility response of polycrystalline (Bi,Pb)SrCaCuO/2223 multiphase systems

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    Mihalache, V. [Department of Low Temperature Physics and Superconductivity, National Institute for Materials Physics, POB MG-7, 077125 Bucharest-Magurele (Romania)], E-mail: vmihal@infim.ro; Cosereanu, L. [METRA, P.O. Box 51-16, 076550 Bucharest (Romania); Miu, L. [Department of Low Temperature Physics and Superconductivity, National Institute for Materials Physics, POB MG-7, 077125 Bucharest-Magurele (Romania)

    2008-01-01

    Fundamental and third harmonic ac susceptibility measurements as a function of temperature T, ac magnetic field, and dc magnetic field have been performed on Bi(Pb)SrCaCuO/2223 bulk samples consisting of both Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+{delta}} (2223) and Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} (2212) phases. Since the {chi}{sub 1}{sup ''}(T) peak corresponding to the losses in the weak links between the grains shifts rapidly to lower T and its amplitude is strongly suppressed with increasing the dc magnetic field H{sub dc}, the other peaks related to the losses in the grains become visible. For the samples consisting of single phase 2223, these intragranular peaks are situated near 38 K, 58 K, and 80-88 K (depending on the sample), whereas for the samples consisting of single phase 2212, they are situated near 20 K, 43 K, and 77 K. For H{sub dc} {>=} 1 kOe, the temperature positions of the intragranular peaks are weakly field dependent. This shows that the transition line determined from the loss peaks behaves like the melting line in two-dimensional (2D) systems. Also, as the field increases, the amplitude of the loss peaks can decrease up to their disappearance, suggesting a layer decoupling process. In this way, we show that, above a crossover field of {approx}1 kOe, the vortex lattice in the superconducting grains of polycrystalline samples reproduces the behaviour of the vortex lattice in a quasi-2D object consisting of a set of separated 'thin films' with one-, two-, and three-effective-layer thicknesses. For the samples consisting of both 2223 and 2212 phases, three additional peaks were observed, situated near 28 K, 50 K and 75-80 K (depending on the sample). These peaks were attributed to the regions in which the 2212 and 2223 layers alternate.

  5. Characterization of sol-gel thin films of TiO2-PbO, TiO2-Bi2O3 and TiO2-CeO2 compositions

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    Aegerter, Michel A.; La Serra, Eliane R.; Martins Rodrigues, Ana C.; Kordas, George; Moore, Glenn A.

    1990-11-01

    Single and multilayer sol-gel thin films of Ti02-PbO, Ti02-Bi203 and Ti02-CeO2 composition were deposited on glasses using the dip coating technique. The precursors included Ti(OPri)4 chemically modified by acetyl acetone and diluted in PriOH and sols of Pb(OAc)2, Bi(NO3)3 5H20 diluted in acetic acid. The Ti02-Ce02 sol was prepared by mixing Ce NH2 (NO3 )6 in ethanol and then adding Ti (O-iso-C3H7 )4. Structure texture and homogeneity of their main constituants was established by XRD, XPS,SIMS and SEM-EDX techniques as a function of heat treatments.

  6. Field induced domain switching as the origin of anomalous lattice strain along non-polar direction in rhombohedral BiScO{sub 3}-PbTiO{sub 3} close to the morphotropic phase boundary

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    Lalitha, K. V.; Ranjan, Rajeev, E-mail: rajeev@materials.iisc.ernt.in [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Fancher, Chris M.; Jones, Jacob L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States)

    2015-08-03

    The lattice strain and domain switching behavior of xBiScO{sub 3}–(1-x)PbTiO{sub 3} (x = 0.40) was investigated as a function of cyclic field and grain orientation by in situ X-ray diffraction during application of electric fields. The electric field induced 200 lattice strain was measured to be five times larger than the 111 lattice strain in pseudorhombohedral xBiScO{sub 3}–(1-x)PbTiO{sub 3} (x = 0.40). It is shown that the anomalous 200 lattice strain is not an intrinsic phenomenon, but arises primarily due to stress associated with the reorientation of the 111 domains in dense polycrystalline ceramic.

  7. The Vein-type Zn-(Pb, Cu, As, Hg mineralization at Fedj Hassène orefield, North-Western Tunisia: Mineralogy, Trace Elements, Sulfur Isotopes and Fluid Inclusions

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    Bejaoui, J.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The Fedj Hassène district is localized at the edge of the Tuniso-Algerian border 10 km of Ghardimaou area. It consists of a Zn-Pb vein type with minor amounts of Cu-As-Hg. The total Zn reserves are about 370.000t. The mineralization occurs within subparallel fractures to the Ain El Kohla ESE-WNW fault. Host rocks consist of limestones and marly limestones of the Middle Turonian. In the principal lode of Fedj Hassène, the mineralization occurs as vein filling of massive and brecciated brown sphalerite and minor galena ore with gangue. Other trace minerals are pyrite, chalcopyrite, orpiment, realgar, smithsonite and cerussite. LA-ICP-MS analyses in sphalerites show mean contents of 0,84 wt% Fe, 0,14 wt% Cd and 0,02 wt% Mn Ore. Fluid inclusions study in calcite and sphalerite reveals one mineralizing fluid characterized by an average salinity 23% wt NaCl with decreasing homogenisation temperature. In fact the temperature shows decrease from sphalerite to calcite. The fluid density that corresponds to trapping pressure ranges between 1.00 g/cm3 and 1.11 g/cm3 and pressure close to 200 bars. Microthermometric data in fluid inclusion hosted by gangue mineral presented by calcite show an average temperature of formation around 194°C. These inclusions homogenized to the liquid phase between 156°C and 210°C and salinities values ranging from 22 to 28 wt% NaCl and an average around 23% wt NaCl. The δ34S (VCDT values of sphalerite are in the range of + 4,6‰ to 6,4‰ (average=5,6‰. Thermochemical reduction of Triassic sulfate by reaction with hydro-carbons is the most probable source for the heavy and the narrow range of the ?34S values. Mineralogical, geochemical of trace elements, fluid inclusions and sulfur isotopes studies allow to include the vein-type ore field of Fedj Hassène in the polymetallic (Pb-Zn-As-Hg vein mineralization of the nappe zone in northern Tunisia and north eastern Algeria

  8. Procesamiento y caracterización microestructural del material cerámico ferroeléctrico PbBi4Ti4Nb0,06O15,15

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    Carlos Arciniegas

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available En la búsqueda de materiales que mantengan buenas propiedades piezoeléctricas a temperaturas mayores que 150 ºC, se ha puesto atención a los compuestos ferroeléctricos con estructura laminar de bismuto. En el presente trabajo, se ha procesado en forma cerámica un compuesto de dicha familia, el PbBi4Ti4Nb0.06O15,15, por el método convencional de mezcla de óxidos en estado sólido a partir del compuesto PbBi4Ti4O15 (PBIT ya formado y de óxido de niobio. Se ha estudiado la estructura cristalina y la microestructura del material sinterizado a diferentes temperaturas. La caracterización estructural muestra la formación de una fase mayoritaria con simetría ortorrómbica, la del PBIT dopado con niobio. La microestructura está formada por granos tipo placa con relación de aspecto menor que la de los granos del compuesto PBIT. / Searching for materials with good piezoelectric properties above 150 ºC, special attention has been given to the family of ferroelectrics compounds of bismuth with laminar structure. We report the processing of a ceramic form of a member of such family, namely the PbBi4Ti4Nb0.06O15,15. Following the conventional method, we mixed PbBi4Ti4O15 (PBIT and niobium oxide. We have studied the crystal structure and the microstructure of the sinterized material at several temperatures. The structural characterization suggest that the PBIT doped with niobium is the only phase present with orthorrombic simetry. The microstructure shows plaque - like grains smaller than the ones in PBIT.

  9. 米糠和光皮树籽粕对平菇受铅、汞毒害的缓解作用%Detoxification of rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake on toxicity of Pb2+ and Hg2+ to mycelium growth of Pleurotus Ostreatus

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    焦帅; 阮榕生; 刘玉环; 刘建强; 彭红

    2011-01-01

    通过平板培养试验及袋栽试验,观察米糠和光皮树籽粕对平菇受铅、汞毒害的缓解效果.结果表明:当Pb(2+)、Hg(2+)的质量浓度分别达到50、15 mg/L时,对应的基础培养基中平菇菌丝的生长受到显著抑制;在正常的培养基中添加米糠和光皮树籽粕能显著促进平菇菌丝的生长(20.0 g/L最佳),同时米糠和光皮树籽粕对pb(2+)、Hg(2+)具有螯合作用;在受到50 mg/L Pb(2+)或15 mg/L Hg(2+)污染的培养基中,添加米糠或光皮树籽粕都具有显著的螯合解毒效果,受pb(2+)、Hg(2+)毒害的平菇菌丝可以恢复生长.袋栽试验中,在被污染的栽培料中添加米糠或光皮树籽粕,表现出很强的螯合解毒和增产效果,其平菇子实体中的Pb(2+)、Hg(2+)含量都较相应的对照栽培处理配方有显著降低.%To alleviate the toxic effects of heavy metals on Pleurotus ostreatus, detoxification of rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake to heavy metals was studied through a series of plate cultivation and sawdust cultivation. The results showed that the mycelium growth of Pleurotus ostreatus were all significantly inhibited when the basic cultivating medium was contaminated by 50 mg/L Pbz+ or 15 mg/L Hg2+ , respectively. Both of rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake can promote the mycelium growth of Pleurotus ostreatus remarkably when they was added to the basic medium, and the best concentration was 20 g/L. Meanwhile, rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake can take chelation on Pb2+ or Hg2+. The chelation capacity of rice bran on Hg2+ is one order of magnitude stronger than that of Swida wilsoniana oilcake. When rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake are added in the medium contaminated by Pbz+ or Hg2+ respectively, the toxicity of Pb2+, Hg2+ to mycelium growth was decreased and the growth of Pleurotus ostreatus was recovered. In cultivation experiments, rice bran and Swida wilsoniana oilcake showed a very strong effects on chelate detoxification

  10. Absence of morphotropic phase boundary effects in BiFeO3-PbTiO3 thin films grown via a chemical multilayer deposition method

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    Gupta, Shashaank; Bhattacharjee, Shuvrajyoti; Pandey, Dhananjai; Bansal, Vipul; Bhargava, Suresh K.; Peng, Ju Lin; Garg, Ashish

    2011-07-01

    We report an unusual behavior observed in (BiFeO3)1- x -(PbTiO3) x (BF- xPT) thin films prepared using a multilayer chemical solution deposition method. Films of different compositions were grown by depositing several bilayers of BF and PT precursors of varying BF and PT layer thicknesses followed by heat treatment in air. X-ray diffraction showed that samples of all compositions show mixing of two compounds resulting in a single-phase mixture, also confirmed by transmission electron microscopy. In contrast to bulk compositions, samples show a monoclinic (MA-type) structure suggesting disappearance of the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) at x=0.30 as observed in the bulk. This is accompanied by the lack of any enhancement of the remanent polarization at the MPB, as shown by the ferroelectric measurements. Magnetic measurements showed an increase in the magnetization of the samples with increasing BF content. Significant magnetization in the samples indicates melting of spin spirals in the BF- xPT films, arising from a random distribution of iron atoms. Absence of Fe2+ ions was corroborated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The results illustrate that thin film processing methodology significantly changes the structural evolution, in contrast to predictions from the equilibrium phase diagram, besides modifying the functional characteristics of the BP- xPT system dramatically.

  11. The influence of fast neutron irradiation on the intra- and intergrain properties of the polycrystalline BiPbSrCaCuO system

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    Wiśniewski, A.; Baran, M.; Kozioł, Z.; Przysłupski, P.; Piechota, J.; Puźniak, R.; Pajaçzkowska, A.; Pȩkała, M.; Pytel, B.; Pytel, K.

    1990-09-01

    The influence of irradiation by fast neutrons with fluences from 3.3 x 10 16n/ cm2 up to 3 x 10 18n/ cm2 on the physical properties of polycrystalline Bi0.7Pb0.3SrCaCu1.8Ox was examined. Studies of DC magnetization, AC susceptibility, transport and thermoelectric power were performed. The irradiation caused a decrease of Tc, determined from the onset of diamagnetism, by as much as 31 K for a fluence of 3 x 10 18n/ cm2. A strong influence of neutron irradiation on both intra- and intergranular properties was observed. The defects within the superconducting grains created by neutrons caused an increase of the pinning forces which enhanced the critical magnetization current. A gradual decoupling of Josephson weak links with increasing neutron fluence was observed in transport and low field magnetization measurements. From the AC susceptibility measurements the irreversibility lines between the flux-creep and flux-flow regions were determined. An increase of the absolute values of thermoelectric power with rising fluence was noticed.

  12. Behavior of steels in flowing liquid PbBi eutectic alloy at 420-600 deg. C after 4000-7200 h

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    Mueller, G. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Heinzel, A. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)]. E-mail: annette.heinzel@ihm.fzk.de; Konys, J. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Schumacher, G. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Weisenburger, A. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Zimmermann, F. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Engelko, V. [Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus, 189631 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Rusanov, A. [IPPE, Bondarenko Square 1, 249020 Obninsk, Kaluga Region (Russian Federation); Markov, V. [CRISM ' PROMETEY' , 193015 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2004-11-01

    This paper presents the results of steel exposure up to 7200 h in flowing LBE at elevated temperatures and is a follow-up paper of that with results of an exposure of up to 2000 h. The examined AISI 316 L, 1.4970 austenitic and MANET 10Cr martensitic steels are suitable as a structural material in LBE (liquid eutectic Pb{sub 45}Bi{sub 55}) up to 550 deg. C, if 10{sup -6} wt% of oxygen is dissolved in the LBE. The martensitic steel develops a thick magnetite and spinel layer while the austenites have thin spinel surface layers at 420 deg. C and thick oxide scales like the martensitic steel at 550 deg. C. The oxide scales protect the steels from dissolution attack by LBE during the whole test period of 7200 h. Oxide scales that spall off are replaced by new protective ones. At 600 deg. C severe attack occurs already after 2000 and 4000 h of exposure. Steels with 8-15 wt% Al alloyed into the surface suffer no corrosion attack at all experimental temperatures and exposure times.

  13. Excitation functions of residual nuclei production from 40–2600 MeV proton-irradiated 206,207,208,natPb and 209Bi

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    Yu E Titarenko; V F Batyaev; V M Zhivun; V O Kudryashov; K A Lipatov; A V Ignatyuk; S G Mashnik

    2007-02-01

    The work is aimed at experimental determination of the independent and cumulative yields of radioactive residual nuclei produced in intermediate-energy proton-irradiated thin targets made of highly isotopic enriched and natural lead (206,207,208,natPb) and 209Bi. 5972 radioactive product nuclide yields have been measured in 55 thin targets induced by 0.04, 0.07, 0.10, 0.15, 0.25, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 and 2.6 GeV protons extracted from the ITEP U-10 proton synchrotron. The measured data have been compared with data obtained at other laboratories as well as with theoretical simulations by seven codes. We found that the predictive power of the tested codes is different but is satisfactory for most of the nuclides in the spallation region, though none of the codes agree well with the data in the whole mass region of product nuclides and all should be improved further.

  14. Effect of substitution of Ce on superconducting properties of Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2-CeCu3O10+ system

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    R R Kothawale; B N Dole; S S Shah

    2002-05-01

    We have investigated the superconducting properties of the Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2-CeCu3O10+ system with = 0.00, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 and 0.1 by X-ray diffraction and magnetic susceptibility. The substitution of Ce for Ca has been found to drastically change the superconducting properties of the system. X-ray diffraction studies on these compounds indicate decrease in the -parameter with increased substitution of Ce at Ca site and volume fraction of high c(2 : 2 : 2 : 3) phase decreases and low c phase increases. The magnetic susceptibility of this compound shows that the diamagnetic on set superconducting transition temperature (onset) varies from 109 K to 51 K for =0.00, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 and 0.1. These results suggest the possible existence of Ce in a tetravalent state rather than a trivalent state in this system; that is, Ca2+ → Ce4+ replacement changes the hole carrier concentration. Hole filling is the cause of lowering c of the system.

  15. Preparation and Properties of High-T(sub c) Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Thick Film Superconductors on YSZ Substrates

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    Hooker, Matthew W.

    1996-01-01

    An evaluation of four firing profiles was performed to determine the optimum processing conditions for producing high-T(sub c) Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O thick films on yttria-stabilized zirconia substrates. Using these four profiles, the effects of sintering temperatures of 830-850 C and soak times of 0.5 to 12 hours were examined. In this study, T-c, zero values of 100 K were obtained using a firing profile in which the films were sintered for 1.5 to 2 hours at 840 to 845 C and then quenched to room temperature. X-ray diffraction analyses of these specimens confirmed the presence of the high-T(sub c) phase. Films which were similarly fired and furnace cooled from the peak processing temperature exhibited a two-step superconductive transition to zero resistance, with T-c,zero values ranging from 85 to 92 K. The other firing profiles evaluated in this investigation yielded specimens which either exhibited critical transition temperatures below 90 K or did not exhibit a superconductive transition above 77 K.

  16. Percolation effect in thick film superconductors: Using a Bi(Pb)SrCaCuO based paste to prepare a superconducting planar transformer

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    Sali, Robert; Harsanyi, Gabor

    1995-01-01

    A thick film superconductor paste has been developed to study the properties of granulated superconductor materials, to observe the percolation effect and to confirm the theory of the conducting mechanism in the superconducting thick films. This paste was also applied to make a superconducting planar transformer. Due to the T(sub c) and advantageous current density properties the base of the past was chosen to be of Bi(Pb)SrCaCu) system. For contacts a conventional Ag/Pt paste was used. The critical temperature of the samples were between 110 K and 115 K depending on the printed layer thickness. The critical current density -at the boiling temperature of the liquid He- was between 200 - 300 A/sq cm. The R(T) and V(I) functions were measured with different parameters. The results of the measurements have confirmed the theory of conducting mechanism in the material. The percolation structure model has been built and described. As an application, a superconducting planar thick film transformer was planned and produced. Ten windings of the transformer were printed on one side of the alumina substrate and one winding was printed on the other side. The coupling between the two sides was possible through the substrate. The samples did not need special drying and firing parameters. After the preparation, the properties of the transformer were measured. The efficiency ans the losses were determined. Finally, some fundamental advantages and problems of the process were discussed.

  17. Radon and progeny ({sup 214}Pb and {sup 214}Bi) in urban water-supply systems of Sao Paulo State, Brazil

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    Bonotto, Daniel Marcos [Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Av. 24-A, No. 1515, C.P. 178, CEP 13506-900 Rio Claro, Sao Paulo (Brazil)], E-mail: danielbonotto@yahoo.com.br; Padron-Armada, Priscilla Cardoso [Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Av. 24-A, No. 1515, C.P. 178, CEP 13506-900 Rio Claro, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2008-10-15

    Many water-supply systems in South America utilize the waters of the Guarani aquifer at least as part of their networks. However, there is little present knowledge in Brazil of the factors affecting Rn presence in the water supplied for end-users, despite the economic importance of Guarani aquifer. {sup 222}Rn analyzes of 162 water samples were performed at 8 municipalities in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, with the aim of investigating the major factors affecting its presence in solution. The {sup 222}Rn activity concentration ranged from 0.04 up to 204.9 Bq/L, with three samples exceeding the World Health Organization maximum limit of 100 Bq/L. Aeration was confirmed as the most important factor for Rn release, as expected due to its gaseous nature. Accumulation in pipes and stratification in the water column were other significant factors explaining the data obtained in some circumstances. The Rn daughters {sup 214}Pb and {sup 214}Bi were also determined in a set of selected samples and their presence was directly related to the occurrence of Rn dissolved in water.

  18. Spectroscopic properties of B2O3-PbO-Bi2O3-GeO2 glass doped with Sm3+ and gold nanoparticles

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    Herrera, A.; Buchner, S.; Camerini, R. V.; Jacinto, C.; Balzaretti, N. M.

    2016-02-01

    Heavy metal oxide B2O3-PbO-Bi2O3-GeO2 transparent glass doped with Sm3+ was synthesized and implanted with Au+ using energy of 300 keV and fluence of 1 × 1016 cm-2. The annealing of the implanted glass at moderate temperature below the glass transition temperature induced the nucleation of gold nanoparticles, confirmed by the characteristic absorption band in the visible range and by transmission electron microscopy. Using Miés and Doylés theories for the surface plasmon resonance, the average size of the gold nanoparticles was about 4.6 nm, similar to the values observed by transmission electron microscopy. It was also observed the crystallization of a thin layer of the glass at the implanted surface after annealing, detected by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope. Visible and near-infrared emission of Sm3+ was enhanced after annealing of the glass implanted with gold. Judd-Ofelt parameters and radiative parameters were calculated for the glass doped with Sm3+ with and without gold nanoparticles.

  19. 熔化处理温度对银包套带材中(Bi,Pb)-2223相熔化分解-再形成行为的影响%Effect of Melting Temperature on the Decomposition and Reformation Behavior of(Bi,Pb)-2223 Core in the Ag-sheathed Tape

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    李敬勇; 郑会玲; 李成山; 卢亚锋; 周廉

    2007-01-01

    The effect of melting temperature on the decomposition and reformation of(Bi,Pb)-2223(abbreviated as 2223)phase in a Ag-sheathed mono-filamentary tape under 7.5%O2 flow balanced with argon have been investigated by means of ex-situ X-ray diffraction(XRD)and scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy(SEM/EDS).It is shown that a partial melting at an appropriate temperature range,which produce a 2212-like melt and alkaline earth cuprates(AEC),especially(Sr,Ca)14Cu24O41(14:24-AEC)and(Ca,Sr)2CuO3(2:1-AEC),as the main decomposition products of 2223,is very important for this high-Tc phase reformation.The melt composition evolved from that between 2223 and 2212 stoichiometries towards 2212,and then to 2201 stoichiometry as melting temperature increasing.It is demonstrated that 2223 could be easily formed from a 2212-like melt but Bi-2212 could be crystallized from a near 2201-like melt.The recrystallization of 2223 from the melt at an excessively high temperature might experience two different routes during the slow-cooling,one is that 2223 reformed directly from the melt and the other iS that 2223 iS transferred from the Bi-2212.%应用X射线衍射(XRD)和扫描电镜/能谱分析(SEM/EDS)研究了7.5%O2-Ar条件下,熔化处理温度对银包套单芯带材芯部(Bi,Pb)-2223(简称2223)相的分解及再形成行为的影响.结果表明,适当温度下,2223相部分熔化生成一种类似于(Bi,Pb)-2212的液相和碱土铜酸盐(AEC),主要是(Sr,Ca)14CU24O41(14:24-AEC)和(Ca,Sr)2CuO3(2:1-AEC),对于这一高温超导相的可逆再形成至关重要.随着熔化处理温度的升高,2223相熔化分解生成的液相的成分经历了从介于2223和2212计量比之间向2212,并进一步向2201计量比的演变过程.2223相易于从类似于2212的液相中析出,而从接近2201计量比的液相中更易于生成2212相.2223相从过度熔化生成的液相中再形成经历了两个途径:一是直接从液相中析出,二是

  20. Pb solubility of the high-temperature superconducting phase Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d}

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    Kaesche, S.; Majewski, P.; Aldinger, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung, Stuttgart (Germany)] [and others

    1994-12-31

    For the nominal composition of Bi{sub 2.27x}Pb{sub x}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d} the lead content was varied from x=0.05 to 0.45. The compositions were examined between 830{degrees}C and 890{degrees}C which is supposed to be the temperature range over which the so-called 2223 phase (Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d}) is stable. Only compositions between x=0.18 to 0.36 could be synthesized in a single phase state. For x>0.36 a lead containing phase with a stoichiometry of Pb{sub 4}(Sr,Ca){sub 5}CuO{sub d} is formed, for x<0.18 mainly Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d} and cuprates are the equilibrium phases. The temperature range for the 2223 phase was found to be 830{degrees}C to 890{degrees}C but the 2223 phase has extremely varying cation ratios over this temperature range. Former single phase 2223 samples turn to multi phase samples when annealed at slightly higher or lower temperatures. A decrease in the Pb solubility with increasing temperature was found for the 2223 phase.

  1. The effect of Al2O3 nanopowder addition on the phase formation and the superconducting properties of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3O10-y

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    A Aftabi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available   In this work Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3O10-y superconducting system (Bi2223 has been prepared by solid state reaction and the effect of nanoalumina additive on the phase formation and supercoducting properties have been investigated. XRD investigations show that addition of 0.2 wt% of nanoalumina on the superconducting system improved Bi-2223 phase formation . The results show that Jc increases from 36 A/cm2 for the nanoalumina free sample to 107 A/cm2 for the sample with 0.5 wt% nanoalumina.On the other hand results show that the transition temperature (Tc of all samples is around 108 K and addition of nanoalumina has not affected Tc significantly .

  2. Preparation, spectroscopic, thermal, antihepatotoxicity, hematological parameters and liver antioxidant capacity characterizations of Cd(II), Hg(II), and Pb(II) mononuclear complexes of paracetamol anti-inflammatory drug

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

    2014-10-01

    Keeping in view that some metal complexes are found to be more potent than their parent drugs, therefore, our present paper aimed to synthesized Cd(II), Hg(II) and Pb(II) complexes of paracetamol (Para) anti-inflammatory drug. Paracetamol complexes with general formula [M(Para)2(H2O)2]·nH2O have been synthesized and characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, conductivity, IR and thermal (TG/DTG), 1H NMR, electronic spectral studies. The conductivity data of these complexes have non-electrolytic nature. Comparative antimicrobial (bacteria and fungi) behaviors and molecular weights of paracetamol with their complexes have been studied. In vivo the antihepatotoxicity effect and some liver function parameters levels (serum total protein, ALT, AST, and LDH) were measured. Hematological parameters and liver antioxidant capacities of both Para and their complexes were performed. The Cd2+ + Para complex was recorded amelioration of antioxidant capacities in liver homogenates compared to other Para complexes treated groups.

  3. Spectroscopic properties of some new azo-azomethine ligands in the presence of Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cd2+ and Zn2+ and their antioxidant activity

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    Shaghaghi, Zohreh

    2014-10-01

    Due to their potential applicability as selective receptors in optical sensors, two novel azo Schiff-base derivatives I and II are synthesized and characterized with FT-IR, 1H NMR and elemental analysis techniques. The optical response of azo groups of I and II towards Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+ metal ions is studied in DMSO by UV-vis spectroscopy. The absorption spectra of both compounds with cations show marked changes. In solution, azo Schiff-base I produces a cation induced 95 nm blue shift for Cu2+ ion from 555 nm to 460 nm with remarkable color change from red to yellow. Whereas no significant color change is observed upon addition of studied metal cations to the solution of ligand II or other metal ions to the solution of ligand I. Furthermore, Job's plot indicate 1:1 binding-stoichiometry for I with Cu2+ ion and Benesi-Hildebrand plot is used for the determination of its association constant. Therefore receptor I is highly specific for copper ions in DMSO solution. Finally, the study of antioxidant properties of I and II with DPPH method reveals high and significant activities.

  4. Study and characterization of electrical properties of the SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (SBTi) doped with PbO{sub 2}; Caracterizacao e estudo de propriedades eletricas do SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (SBTi) dopado com PbO{sub 2}

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    Rodrigues Junior, C.A.; Sombra, A.S.B., E-mail: cauby@fisica.ufc.b [Universidade Federal do Ceara (LOCEM/UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica. Lab. de Telecomunicacoes e Ciencia e Engenharia dos Materiais; Silva Filho, J.M.; Sales, J.C. [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Teleinformatica; Silva, M.A.S. [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

    2009-07-01

    SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (SBTi) ceramic, a perovskite with cation deficient system as in A{sub 5}BB{sub 4}O{sub 15} was prepared by high-temperature solid-state reaction method using high purity ingredients (carbonates and oxides): oxide of bismuth (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 4}), Oxide of Titan (Ti{sub 2}O{sub 4}), and Strontium Carbonate (SrCO{sub 3}), in required stoichiometry. The previous powders were mixed and ball-milled thoroughly in an agate mortar for 2h and calcined in air atmosphere at 850 deg C for 3h. The mixing and calcinations were repeated several times. Then the calcination was finally completed. The compounds were checked by X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. SBTi was doped, in following proportions: 2%, 5%, 10% and 15% of PbO{sub 2} mass and sintered as pellets that were made under a uniaxial pressure using a press and in powder at 950 deg C for 3h. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was used as a binder to reduce the brittleness of the pellets. Finally, the studies of electric and dielectric properties were accomplished by using these pellets. (author)

  5. Effect of Pb substitution on the thermo electrical properties of textured Bi{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.7O{sub y} ceramics prepared by a polymer solution method

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    Rasekh, S. H.; Madre, M. A.; Diez, J. C.; Guilmeau, E.; Marinel, S.; Sotelo, A.

    2010-07-01

    Thermo electrical properties of cobaltate ceramics can be tuned up by choosing the adequate synthetic method, cation substitution and subsequent grain orientation. This can be performed preparing the ceramics by a polymer solution method, using Pb partially substituting Bi, and texturing by directionally growing from the melt. In this work, Bi{sub 2}-xPb{sub x}Ca{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.7O{sub y} (x 0.0, 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6) ceramics, prepared by a polymer solution method, have been directionally grown, with the Laser Floating Zone (LFZ) technique, at 30 mm/h. In all the cases, the microstructure shows alternated layers with small CoO inclusions. It has been found a very important decrease on the resistivity and, at the same time, on the thermopower. However, the power factor values are improved with Pb addition, reaching power factor values, for samples with 0.4 Pb substitution, as high as two times the values obtained for undoped ones. (Author) 30 refs.

  6. L{sub i} (i=1,2,3) subshell X-ray production cross-sections and fluorescence yields for Ir, Pt, Pb and Bi

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    Singh, P.; Sharma, M.; Shahi, J.S.; Mehta, D.; Singh, N. E-mail: nsingh@pu.ac.in

    2003-09-01

    The L{sub i} (i=1,2,3) subshell X-ray production (XRP) cross-sections were measured for {sub 77}Ir, {sub 78}Pt, {sub 82}Pb and {sub 83}Bi following direct ionization in the L{sub i} (i=1,2,3) subshells by the 59.54 keV {gamma}-rays and the L{sub 3} subshell by the Br/Rb/Sr/Y K X-rays. The photon sources consisting of an {sup 241}Am source in (i) the direct excitation mode and (ii) the secondary excitation mode together with the KBr/RbNO{sub 3}/SrCO{sub 3} /Y secondary exciter and an Si(Li) detector were used. The L{sub i} (i=1,2,3) subshell fluorescence yields ({omega}{sub i}) for these elements were deduced using the measured XRP cross-sections and the L{sub i} subshell photoionization cross-sections based on the Hartree-Fock-Slater model. The measured {omega}{sub 1} values are found to be higher upto 50% than those based on the relativistic Dirac-Hartree-Slater (RDHS) calculations, while the {omega}{sub 2} and {omega}{sub 3} values exhibit good agreement. The predicted jump in the RDHS based {omega}{sub 1} values from {sub 77}Ir to {sub 78}Pt due to onset of intense L{sub 1}-L{sub 3}M{sub 4} CK transition is not observed.

  7. 10个常绿树种对砷汞铅镉铬的富积能力研究%Heavy Metal Accumulation Capability of Ten Broadleaved Tree Species to As, Hg, Pb, Cd and Cr

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    毕波; 刘云彩; 陈强; 周筑; 张学星; 孙宏

    2012-01-01

    The contents of As, Hg, Pb, Cd and Cr in leaves of ten broadleaved tree species growing in the pollution area of Kunming Steel Company were determined to compare and analyze the heavy metal accumulation capabilities of the tested tree species. The results showed that the same species had different accumulation to different elements , simultaneously different species showed quite different accumulation to the same element. As, Pb, Cd and Cr were the main heavy pollution elements in the study area, and the all the elements were correlated with each other. Considering accumulation capability totally, the heavy metal element accumulation capabilities of these ten broadleaved tree species could be ranked as Viburnum punctatum > Delavaya yunnanensis > Meliosma yunnanensis > Euonymus yunnanensis > Stranvaesia davidiana > Acer oblongum > Decaspermum fruticosum > Cyclobalanopsis glau-coides > Craibiodendron yunnanense > Olea yunnanensis.%通过对10个常绿树种在昆钢污染区和对照叶片中砷、汞、铅、镉、铬5种重金属元素含量的试验测定,分析了各个树种对重金属的富积能力.结果表明,同一树种对不同类型重金属元素的富积能力不同,不同的树种对同一类型重金属的富积能力也有很大差异;参试的10个树种均对重金属元素表现出较好的抗性和富积能力,其中对砷、汞、铅、镉、铬的富积能力最强的树种分别是鳞斑荚蒾、红果树、鳞斑荚蒾、金叶子和云南泡花树.污染物中砷、铅、铬和镉的含量占了较大比重,各重金属元素在污染时存在相互关联.按综合富积能力排序,依次是鳞斑荚蒾>茶条木>云南泡花树>云南卫矛>红果树>飞蛾槭>子楝树>滇青冈>金叶子>云南木樨榄.

  8. Evaluation of matrix effect on the determination of rare earth elements and As, Bi, Cd, Pb, Se and In in honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees (Tetragonisca angustula - Jataí) by Q-ICP-MS.

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    de Oliveira, Fernanda Ataide; de Abreu, Adriana Trópia; de Oliveira Nascimento, Nathália; Froes-Silva, Roberta Eliane Santos; Antonini, Yasmine; Nalini, Hermínio Arias; de Lena, Jorge Carvalho

    2017-01-01

    Bees are considered the main pollinators in natural and agricultural environments. Chemical elements from honey and pollen have been used for monitoring the environment, the health of bees and the quality of their products. Nevertheless, there are not many studies on honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees. The goal of this work was to determine important chemical elements (Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Lu and Yb) along with As, Bi, Cd, Pb, Se and In, in honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees, assessing analytical interferences from the matrix. A proposed analytical method was developed for these elements by quadrupole ICP-MS. Matrix effect was verified in honey matrix in the quantification of As, Bi and Dy; and in pollen matrix for Bi, Cd, Ce, Gd, La, Pb and Sc. The quality of the method was considered satisfactory taking into consideration the recovery rate of each element in the spiked solutions: honey matrix (91.6-103.9%) and pollen matrix (94.1-115.6%). The quantification limits of the method ranged between 0.00041 and 10.3μgL(-1) for honey and 0.00041-0.095μgL(-1) for pollen. The results demonstrate that the method is accurate, precise and suitable. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Distribution and age-related bioaccumulation of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As) in tissues of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and European catfish (Sylurus glanis) from the Buško Blato reservoir (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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    Has-Schön, Elizabeta; Bogut, Ivan; Vuković, Rosemary; Galović, Dalida; Bogut, Ante; Horvatić, Janja

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the bioaccumulation of Pb, Hg, Cd, and As in tissues of carp (Cyprinus carpio) and catfish (Silurus glanis) from Buško Blato in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Arsenic concentrations were below the Maximal Admissible Concentration (MAC) for Croatia and other countries. Mercury concentrations were below 1 mg kg(-1), but in most muscle samples of both species and all catfish liver samples, the values were higher than 0.5 mg kg(-1) (higher than the MAC for many countries including Croatia). Lead concentrations were higher than 1 mg kg(-1) (the MAC for Croatia) in most muscle samples; all kidney and most catfish liver samples also exceeded 1 mg kg(-1). Cadmium concentrations in all tissues, other than the gonads, were higher than 0.1 mg kg(-1) (MAC for Croatia), with the highest concentrations found in the kidneys. The only gender difference was found in carp, where a 68.4% higher concentration of As was found in the fry compared to the milt (P<0.05). Concentrations of all of the elements were higher in catfish compared to carp for most tissues. Significant correlations were found between all of the elements in the muscles and the liver of carp. In catfish, the muscles were the only tissue in which multiple correlations were found. Linear positive correlations with age and body mass were demonstrated for the concentrations of all heavy metals for all tissues except the gonads in both fish species. We concluded that significant heavy metal accumulation in carp and a catfish tissues correlates with age and body mass; bioaccumulation is species- and tissue-specific and is different for each element.

  10. Anomalies of AC susceptibility losses in the doped [Bi(Pb)]{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconductor

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    Mihalache, V [National Institute for Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, PO Box MG-7, R-76900 (Romania); Aldica, G [National Institute for Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, PO Box MG-7, R-76900 (Romania); Badica, P [National Institute for Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, PO Box MG-7, R-76900 (Romania); Crisan, A [National Institute for Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, PO Box MG-7, R-76900 (Romania)

    2004-04-01

    AC susceptibility measurements have been performed on Bi{sub 1.7}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 1.5}Ca{sub 2.5}Cu{sub 3.6}O{sub x} (Bi-2223) samples doped with different Li-based compounds and prepared by the solid-state method. As-prepared samples and/or samples annealed in oxygen or argon, ground or unground, have been investigated in detail in order to understand the occurrence, nature and evolution of the anomalous peaks observed in {chi}''(T) curves versus the measuring parameters; we have detected up to four peaks instead of the usual two peaks observed in the non-doped samples. It was found that intrinsic physical-chemical properties, such as the melting temperature of the doping compound, are no less important for the final properties of the superconductor than their insertion properties into the crystal lattice of Bi-2223. Doping compounds with melting temperatures below or close to the phase formation temperature of the Bi-2223 phase can act as flux, changing the growth conditions. Intensification of some processes against others (e.g. decomposition-recovery of the Bi-2223 phase, solubilization-precipitation of the secondary phases, changes in the properties of the liquid phase, etc) can lead to the formation of the Bi-2223 phase with different properties than for the non-doped superconductor. Generally, when using flux-type doping compounds, anomalous AC losses peaks are detected and the intra-granular critical current density is enhanced.

  11. Effect of pelletization pressure on structural properties and critical current hysteresis of ceramic superconducting Bi sub 1 sub . sub 7 Pb sub 0 sub . sub 3 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub y

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    Tepe, M; Abukay, D

    2003-01-01

    The effect of pelletization pressures on structural properties and critical current hysteresis of Bi sub 1 sub . sub 7 Pb sub 0 sub . sub 3 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub y samples was investigated. The samples used in this study were prepared by classical solid-state reaction at the pressures from 100 up to 500 MPa. The obtained samples were characterized by resistance vs. temperature, (R-T), critical current density vs. applied magnetic field, (J sub c -H), material density vs. pressure, (rho-P), XRD, SEM, and EDAX. The results of this study showed that the quality of electrical and structural properties of Bi-2223 bulk superconductors strongly depends on the pelletization pressure. Pressing of bulk samples at 400 MPa produces textured grain alignment and associates microstructural modifications in order to enhance flux pinning and thus increases current carrying capacities. (Abstract Copyright [2003], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  12. Origin of positive out-of-plane magnetoconductivity in overdoped Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu1.96Fe0.04O8 +δ

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    Watanabe, Takao; Usui, Tomohiro; Adachi, Shintaro; Teramoto, Yuki; Dobroka, Mihaly M.; Kakeya, Itsuhiro; Kondo, Akihiro; Kindo, Koichi; Kimura, Shojiro

    2016-11-01

    To elucidate the pseudogap phase diagram including the overdoped state of high transition temperature (high-Tc) cuprates, we must understand the origin of the positive out-of-plane magnetoconductivity observed in these compounds. For this purpose, the out-of-plane resistivity ρc(T ,H ) of an overdoped Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2CaCu1.96Fe0.04O8 +δ (Bi-2212) single crystal is measured under pulsed magnetic fields up to 60 T. We show that the superconducting density-of-states depletion effect, in addition to the pseudogap effect, clearly appears below the superconducting fluctuation regime, and the contribution becomes dominant in the superconducting state.

  13. Raman studies in off-stoichiometric superconducting compounds of the Type Bi{sub 2-x}Pb{sub y}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub {delta}}

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    Garcia, C.M.; Valdes, E.D.; Malagon, G.P.; Puente, G.C.; Lopez, J.O. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico); Falcony, C.; Gallardo, A.C. [Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (Mexico)

    1995-02-01

    Raman measurements performed on superconducting ceramic samples of the type Bi{sub 2-x}Pb{sub y}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub {delta}}, with y = 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and x = 0.1, 0.2, are reported. All Raman phonons with symmetry A{sub 1g} have been observed. Phonon identification has been carried out using previous reported studies of the Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub 2n+y} system, for n = 1, 2, 3. A description of the detected Raman active modes in all samples is given, and the study of these modes in terms of the relative amount of lead-to-bismuth content and thermal treatment is also presented.

  14. The influence of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} on dielectric properties of PbO-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Padmanabham, A [G.V.V.R. Institute of Technology, Vempa Road, Bhimavaram-534 207, A.P. (India); Gandhi, Y; Rao, M V Ramachandra; Appaji, D V M [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid-521 201, A.P. (India); Rao, M V N Padma, E-mail: apnabham@gmail.com [Department of Physiscs, P.B. Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada, A.P. (India)

    2009-07-15

    The influence of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} (ranging from 0 to 1.0 mol %) on the structural aspects of PbO-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass system, from a systematic study of dielectric properties (dielectric constant {epsilon}, loss tan {delta} and a.c. conductivity {sigma}ac, over a wide range of frequency and temperature) and IR spectra has been investigated. The dielectric constant {epsilon}'and loss at room temperature (30 deg. C) and at 100 kHz of pure PbO-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses are measured to be 9.61 and 0.0013 respectively. These values are found to increase with the decrease in frequency. The dielectric constant and loss have been observed with increase in the concentration of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} (up to 1.0 mol %). In the IR spectra of PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}: V{sub 2}O{sub 5} glasses, the intensity of the band due to BO{sub 3} structural units is observed to grow at the expense of more ordered BO{sub 4} structural units with the increase in the concentration of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} up to 1.0 mol %. The analysis of these results indicated that as the concentration of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} is raised up to 1.0 mol %, there is a growing degree of disorder in the glass network.

  15. Measurement of the L/K electron capture ratio of the {sup 207}Bi decay to the 1633 keV level of {sup 207}Pb with a BGO scintillating bolometer

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    Coron, N.; Gironnet, J.; Marcillac, P. de; Martinez, M.; Redon, T.; Torres, L. [Universite Paris-Sud 11 et CNRS (UMR 8617), Institut d' Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay (France); Cuesta, C.; Garcia, E.; Ginestra, C.; Ortigoza, Y.; Pobes, C.; Puimedon, J.; Salinas, A.; Sarsa, M.L. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear y Astroparticulas, Zaragoza (Spain); Watrin, A. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear y Astroparticulas, Zaragoza (Spain); Universite Louis Pasteur, Ecole nationale superieure de physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS), Illkirch (France)

    2012-06-15

    The ROSEBUD Collaboration has dedicated several underground runs to study different types of bolometers, mainly for the search of dark matter. Some of these runs, profiting from the good energy resolution of one bolometer of BGO and the ultra-low background of the underground laboratory of Canfranc (LSC), allowed the measurement of the L/K electron capture ratio of the {sup 207}Bi decay to the 1633 keV level of {sup 207}Pb. This paper constitutes the first published measurement of this magnitude. (orig.)

  16. A predictive model of the temperature dependence of AC transport losses in (Bi, Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} tapes

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    Zhang Guomin; Lin Liangzhen; Xiao Liye; Yu Yunjia [Key Laboratory of Applied Superconductivity, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Schwartz, Justin [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Pamidi, Sastry V [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States)

    2011-08-15

    Critical currents and AC losses of (Bi, Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconducting tapes were measured in self-field as a function of temperature. The experimental data of the temperature dependence of critical current were compared with calculated results. An approach to calculating AC losses as a function of temperature was developed and the calculated AC losses were compared with the measured data. The study shows that AC losses at any temperature can be estimated using the model from the critical parameters or from the measured AC loss factor at a certain temperature, such as 77 K.

  17. Effect of elastic stress on the resistivity and Tc of (Bi,Pb) sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub n-1 Cu sub n O sub x for n = 2 or 3

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    Tessema, G.X.; Chen Xinfen; Skove, M.J. (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson Univ. (United States))

    1991-12-01

    We have measured the effect of elastic uniaxial stress {sigma} in the a direction on the superconducting transition temperature Tc of (Bi, Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub n-1}Cu{sub n}O{sub x} (n= 2 or 3, 2212 and 2223). We find dT/d{sigma}{sub 11}=-10{+-}2 K/GPa for 2212 and -6{+-}2 for the 2223 compounds. Our estimate of the change in Tc with a fractional change in the c axis spacing leads to two possible results, 7.3 K/% and -0.6 K/%. (orig.).

  18. High-T{sub c} superconductivity in Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 2+x}O{sub y} compounds

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    Ali, Zahida; Maqsood, Asghari; Maqsood, Muhammad; Ramay, S.M.; Yousaf, Mohammad [Thermal Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan); Anwar-ul-Haq [Metallurgy Division, Dr A Q Khan Research Laboratories, Kahuta, Rawalpindi (Pakistan)

    1996-05-01

    Superconducting samples with the nominal composition Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 2+x}O{sub y} (x = 1.6, 1.8, 2.0) have been prepared by a solid state reaction technique. The resistivity data reveal the occurrence of multi phases in all the samples. By a process of ageing over 2 years then re annealing, a dramatic increase in T{sub c} was observed in the above system for x=2.0. We achieved zero resistance at 130 K, which is the highest in the composition Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 2+x}O{sub y} (x = 1.6, 1.8, 2.0) reported so far but the recipe is often not reproducible. This shows that the system is sensitive to Cu composition and to the conditions of preparation. Furthermore, long storage leads to a deterioration in the superconducting properties. X-ray diffraction studies show that these samples mainly contain the (2223) phase. However, in each sample, a few lines could not be indexed, which may indicate the presence of some new phase. (author)

  19. A rapid, partial leach and organic separation for the sensitive determination of Ag, Bi, Cd, Cu, Mo, Pb, Sb, and Zn in surface geologic materials by flame atomic absorption

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    Viets, J.G.; Clark, J.R.; Campbell, W.L.

    1984-01-01

    A solution of dilute hydrochloric acid, ascorbic acid, and potassium iodide has been found to dissolve weakly bound metals in soils, stream sediments, and oxidized rocks. Silver, Bi, Cd, Cu, Mo, Pb, Sb, and Zn are selectively extracted from this solution by a mixture of Aliquat 336 (tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride) and MIBK (methyl isobutyl ketone). Because potentially interfering major and minor elements do not extract, the organic separation allows interference-free determinations of Ag and Cd to the 0.05 ppm level, Mo, Cu, and Zn to 0.5 ppm, and Bi, Pb, and Sb to 1 ppm in the sample using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy. The analytical absorbance values of the organic solution used in the proposed method are generally enhanced more than threefold as compared to aqueous solutions, due to more efficient atomization and burning characteristics. The leaching and extraction procedures are extremely rapid; as many as 100 samples may be analyzed per day, yielding 800 determinations, and the technique is adaptable to field use. The proposed method was compared to total digestion methods for geochemical reference samples as well as soils and stream sediments from mineralized and unmineralized areas. The partial leach showed better anomaly contrasts than did total digestions. Because the proposed method is very rapid and is sensitive to pathfinder elements for several types of ore deposits, it should be useful for reconnaissance surveys for concealed deposits. ?? 1984.

  20. Theory versus experiment for a family of single-layer compounds with a similar atomic arrangement: (Tl,X )/Si(111 )√{3 }×√{3 }(X =Pb,Sn,Bi,Sb,Te,Se)

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    Matetskiy, A. V.; Kibirev, I. A.; Mihalyuk, A. N.; Eremeev, S. V.; Gruznev, D. V.; Bondarenko, L. V.; Tupchaya, A. Y.; Zotov, A. V.; Saranin, A. A.

    2017-08-01

    Two-dimensional compounds made of one monolayer of Tl and one-third monolayer of Pb, Bi, Te, or Se (but not of Sn or Sb) on Si(111) have been found to have a similar atomic arrangement which can be visualized as a √{3 }×√{3 } -periodic honeycomb network of chained Tl trimers with atoms of the second adsorbate occupying the centers of the honeycomb units. Structural and electronic properties of the compounds have been examined in detail theoretically using density functional theory (DFT) calculations and experimentally using low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) observations. It has been found that though structural parameters of the compounds are very similar for all species, the only common feature of their band structure is a considerable spin-splitting of the surface-state bands, while other basic electronic properties vary greatly with a change of species. The Tl-Pb compound is strongly metallic with two metallic surface-state bands; the Tl-Bi compound is also metallic but with a single metallic band; the Tl-Te and Tl-Se compounds appear to be insulators.

  1. Synthesis, Properties and Crystal Structure of a Novel Coordinated Polymer: {(H2en)(H3O)[(BiPb(C2O4)4(H2O)2)]·2(H2O)}n

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    GUO Wen-Jun; ZHANG Han-Hui; HUANG Chang-Cang; SUN Rui-Qing; CHEN Yi-Ping; CAO Yan-Ning

    2005-01-01

    A novel oxalate compound {(H2en)(H3O)[BiPb(C2O4)4(H2O)2]·2(H2O)}n 1 (en = ethylenediamine) containing lead and bismuth has been synthesized by hydrothermal methods, and structurally characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. It crystallizes in monoclinic, space group P21/c with a = 11.6160(1), b = 12.7426(1), c = 15.5683(5) (A), β = 108.442(4)°, BiPbC10N2O21H21, Mr = 921.46, V = 2186.0(4) (A)3, Z = 4, Dc = 2.800 g/cm3, F(000) = 1712 and μ(MoKα) = 15.837 mm-1. The final R = 0.0502 and wR = 0.1261 for 3391 observed reflections with I > 2(σI). The title com- pound consists of 2-D polyanions and protonized organic amine cations, and they are combined to each other by static attractive force and H-bonds to form the so-called organic-inorganic hybrid material.

  2. 可用于小型铅铋冷快堆的核能制氢技术分析%Technical Analysis of Nuclear Hydrogen Production in Small Pb-Bi Cooled Fast Reactor

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    孙征; 吴晓春; 李龙; 邵静

    2016-01-01

    核能制氢作为一种有前景的大规模制氢方法,得到广泛研究。该文介绍了适用于核能制氢的反应堆堆型,以及可用于核能制氢的主要方法,并对可用于小型铅铋冷快堆的核能制氢技术进行了分析。分析结果表明,小型铅铋冷快堆制氢的潜在技术路线为热化学裂解水溴钙循环或甲烷直接裂解法。%As a promising massive way,nuclear hydrogen production is being extensively investigated across the world.In this paper,the reactor types and main methods which could be used in nuclear hydrogen production were introduced,and the techniques used in Small Pb-Bi cooled fast reactor for nuclear hydrogen production were investigated.As a result,the potential technical path in Small Pb-Bi cooled fast reactor for nuclear hydrogen production were Ca-Br-Fe thermo-chemical process and methane direct pyrolysis method.

  3. Dielectric and magnetic properties of Ta sub 2 O sub 5 -doped PrFeO sub 3 -PbTiO sub 3 and PrFeO sub 3 -BiFeO sub 3 ceramics

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    Kim, J S; Choi, Y N; Jang, P W

    2003-01-01

    Polarization-electric field (P-E) and magnetization-magnetic field (M-H) hysteresis curves have been characterized in the solid solutions of (1-x)PrFeO sub 3 -xPbTiO sub 3 +yTa sub 2 O sub 5 (y = 0-0.015 mole) and 0.2PrFeO sub 3 -0.8BiFeO sub 3. Neutron and X-ray diffraction data were collected for crystal structural analysis. The (1-x)PrFeO sub 3 -xPbTiO sub 3 were ferromagnetic at 0.2 = 0.7 from Pbnm (a = 5.552, b = 5.540 A, c = 7.833 A) to I4cm (a = b = 5.54 A, c = 7.841A) The structural analysis indicates that the solid solutions are ferroelectric only at x > 0.6. The 0.2PrFeO sub 3 -0.8BiFeO sub 3 showed a spontaneous magnetization of 0.3 emu/g at room temperature and remanent polarization P sub r of 0.6 mu C/cm sup 2. Addition of Ta sub 2 O sub 5 substantially changed the magnetic properties. The antiferromagnetic ordering is considered not to have a direct relationship with the weak ferromagnetism observed in this system. (author)

  4. Experimental Cross Sections for Reactions of Heavy Ions and 208Pb, 209Bi, 238U, and 248Cm Targets

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    Patin, Joshua Barnes [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2002-01-01

    The study of the reactions between heavy ions and 208Pb, 209Bi, 238U, and 248Cm Cm targets was performed to look at the differences between the cross sections of hot and cold fusion reactions. Experimental cross sections were compared with predictions from statistical computer codes to evaluate the effectiveness of the computer code in predicting production cross sections. Hot fusion reactions were studied with the MG system, catcher foil techniques and the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator (BGS). 3n- and 4n-exit channel production cross sections were obtained for the 238U(18O,xn)256-xFm, 238U(22Ne,xn)260-xNo, and 248Cm(15N,xn)263-xLr reactions and are similar to previous experimental results. The experimental cross sections were accurately modeled by the predictions of the HIVAP code using the Reisdorf and Schaedel parameters and are consistent with the existing systematics of 4n exit channel reaction products. Cold fusion reactions were examined using the BGS. The 48Pb(238Ca,xn)256-xNo, 208Pb(50Ti,xn)258-xRf, 208Pb(51V,xn)259-xDb, 50Bi(238Ti,xn)259-xDb, and 209Bi(51V,xn)260-xSg reactions were studied. The experimental production cross sections are in agreement with the results observed in previous experiments. It was necessary to slightly alter the Reisdorf and Schaedel parameters for use in the HIVAP code in order to more accurately model the experimental data. The cold fusion experimental results are in agreement with current 1n- and 2n-exit channel systematics.

  5. The ''irreversibility line'' of Bi sub 2-x Pb sub x Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 10 : a possible breakdown of an intrinsic proximity effect

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    Rango, P. de; Giordanengo, B.; Tournier, R.; Sulpice, A.; Chaussy, J.; Deutscher, G.; Genicon, J.L.; Lejay, P. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 38 - Grenoble (FR). Centre de Recherche sur les Tres Basses Temperatures); Retoux, R.; Raveau, B. (Institut des Sciences de la Matiere du Rayonnement (ISMRA), 14 - Caen (FR))

    1989-09-01

    The study of the magnetization ''irreversibility line'' of a Bi{sub 2-x}Pb{sub x}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} compound with a critical temperature T{sub c} of 110 K is presented. At low temperatures, we observe H{sup *}{approx} exp (-T/T{sub 0}) and close to T{sub c} H{sup *}{approx} (1-T/T{sub c}){sup 3/2}. The reversible magnetization as a function of the magnetic field H obeys the laws calculated for the Abrikosov flux lattice of an ideal superconductor when H{sub cl}<BiO-BiO-SrO layers, the superconducting ones being the 3 CuO layers. The strong dependence of the critical current with magnetic field is explained by the weakening of the correlation energy of vortices at the phase transition corresponding to the breakdown by the magnetic field of an induced superconductivity in the normal laminae.

  6. ab-plane optical spectra of iodine-intercalated Bi1.9Pb0.1Sr2CaCu2O8+δ: Normal and superconducting properties

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    Liu, H. L.; Tanner, D. B.; Berger, H.; Margaritondo, G.

    1999-04-01

    We report on the ab-plane optical reflectance of an iodine-intercalated Bi1.9Pb0.1Sr2CaCu2O8+δ single crystal in the 80-40 000 cm-1 (10 meV-5 eV) frequency range and at temperatures between 10 and 300 K. As compared to the iodine-free Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ, we find that the visible-ultraviolet interband transitions are strongly modified after intercalation. Estimates of the low-frequency spectral weight indicate that there is an increase of hole concentration in the CuO2 planes. This behavior is a consequence of charge transfer between intercalated iodine atoms and the CuO2 sheets leading to an ionized iodine species. The ab-plane optical conductivity is analyzed in both the one-component and the two-component pictures, suggesting that the intercalated iodine does not have any significant effect on the in-plane scattering rate. In the superconducting state, a sum-rule evaluation finds that the superfluid contains about 25% of the total doping-induced, or nearly 86% of the free-carrier oscillator strength in the normal state. The value of the superconducting penetration depth is estimated to be 1980 Å, slightly larger than the 1860 Å found in iodine-free Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ.

  7. Corrosion mechanism of T91 steel by Pb-Bi eutectic used as spallation target: importance for accelerator driven system; Mecanisme de corrosion de l'acier T91 par l'eutectique Pb-Bi utilise comme materiau de cible de spallation: importance pour les reacteurs hybrides

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    Martinelli, L

    2005-10-15

    The aim of this work has been to determine the oxidation mechanism of the martensitic steel T91 in the Pb-Bi liquid eutectic alloy, saturated in oxygen, at 470 C, in order to develop a long-term predictive model of the oxidation kinetics of the steel. This work enters in the framework of the lifetime studies of the spallation module demonstrator: MEGAPIE for the researches on hybrid reactors. An experimental characterization of the oxide layers has been carried out as well as the oxidation kinetics of the T91 steel. An oxidation mechanism has been elaborated from these experimental results and then simulated. The oxide layer formed at the T91 surface presents a duplex structure constituted by a magnetite external layer and a spinel Fe-Cr internal layer. A growth mechanism of the oxide layers has been proposed: the growth of the magnetite layer seems to be limited by the iron diffusion in the lattice of the duplex oxide layer. In parallel, an auto-regulation mechanism seems to govern the growth of the Fe-Cr spinel layer. This mechanism includes a non-limiting step of the oxygen diffusion in the oxide layer (by liquid way in the nano-channels of lead), as well as a limiting step of iron diffusion in the lattice of the oxide layer. In considering the proposed oxidation mechanisms, a simulation of the growth of the two oxide layers is carried out and compared to the long-time oxidation growth kinetics. The good agreement between the experimental results allows, finally, to strengthen the proposition of a long-term growth kinetic oxidation mechanism of the oxide layers. (O.M.)

  8. Bi-based superconductor

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    S E Mousavi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available   In this paper, Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (BCSCCO system superconductor is made by the solid state reaction method. The effect of doping Pb, Cd, Sb, Cu and annealing time on the critical temperature and critical current density have been investigated. The microstructure and morphology of the samples have been studied by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray. The results show that the fraction of Bi-2223 phase in the Bi- based superconductor, critical temperature and critical current density depend on the annealing temperature, annealing time and the kind and amount of doping .

  9. High pressure synthesis and properties of Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.5}CrO{sub 3}: A novel Cr{sup 4+}/Cr{sup 3+} perovskite

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    Pirrotta, Ivan [Dpto. Química Inorgánica, Facultad de CC. Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Schmidt, Rainer [Dpto. Física Aplicada III, Facultad de CC. Físicas, GFMC, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Unidad Asociada “Laboratorio de heteroestructuras con aplicación en spintrónica”, UCM/CSIC, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 3, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Dos Santos-García, Antonio J. [Dpto. Química Inorgánica, Facultad de CC. Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Dpto. de Química Industrial y Polímeros, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial (EUITI), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, C/Ronda de Valencia, 3, E-28012 Madrid (Spain); Garcia-Hernandez, Mar [Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid—Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientìficas (ICMM-CSIC), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Morán, Emilio, E-mail: emoran@quim.ucm.es [Dpto. Química Inorgánica, Facultad de CC. Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); and others

    2015-05-15

    We have synthesized a new Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.}5CrO{sub 3} perovskite phase by means of a high pressure reaction at 70 kbar and 1000 °C. The distorted orthorhombic perovskite structure can be indexed in the space group Pnma with lattice parameters a=5.4768 (1) Å, b=7.7450 (2) Å, and c=5.4574 (1) Å at room temperature, but undergoes a structural phase transition and enters into a P2{sub 1}/m monoclinic distorted perovskite phase below 150 K with a=5.4173 (2), b=7.7286 (4) and c=5.4930 (3). The structural transition is coincident with the onset of magnetic interactions. At lower temperatures a weak ferromagnetic structure is evident related to antiferromagnetic Cr-spin canting and a spin-glass transition is observed at ≈40 K. The semiconducting-type electrical resistivity is relatively low, associated with Cr{sup 3+}/Cr{sup 4+} electron hopping, and shows considerable magneto-resistance (up to 15%). Due to the low resistivity the dielectric permittivity ε{sub r} could be determined only below T<80 K to be ≈300 and did not show any strong temperature-dependence. Ferroelectricity was not detected in the T-range investigated and no magnetocapacitance effects were observed. - Graphical abstract: A new Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.}5CrO{sub 3} perovskite phase has been synthesized under high pressure (70 kbar) and high temperature (1000 °C) conditions. The room temperature structure is orthorhombic and can be indexed in the space group Pnma but below 150 K undergoes a structural phase transition and enters into a P2{sub 1}/m monoclinic distorted perovskite phase. The structural transition is coincident with the onset of magnetic interactions. Mott variable-range hopping charge transport and magnetoresistance effects are evident. - Highlights: • A new Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.}5CrO{sub 3} perovskite has been synthesized under HP/HT conditions. • An orthorhombic-to monoclinic phase transition takes place at 150 K. • The structural transition is coincident with the onset

  10. Synthesis of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconductor

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    Smith, M.G.

    1996-10-29

    Two-powder processes for the synthesis of superconducting (Bi, Pb)-2223/Ag-clad wires by the oxide-powder-in-the-robe are provided. The first precursor powder, of nominal stoichiometry CaCuO{sub x}, is a solution-synthesized mixture of Ca{sub 0.45}Cu{sub 0.55}O{sub 2} and CaO. Using these oxide precursor mixtures, superconducting tapes with well-aligned grains and reproducible critical current densities J{sub c} in the range of 20,000 to 26,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 75 K in self-field after annealing less than 200 hours were obtained. 2 figs.

  11. Effect of Ag additions on the Bi{sub 1}.6Pb{sub 0}.4Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.8O{sub x} thermoelectric properties

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    Diez, J. C.; Rasekh, S.; Constantinescu, G.; Torres, M. A.; Madre, M. A.; Sotelo, A.

    2013-05-01

    Bi{sub 1}.6Pb{sub 0}.4Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.8O{sub x} thermoelectric ceramics with small Ag additions (0, 1, and 3 wt.%) have been successfully produced by a sol-gel method via nitrates. Microstructure has shown a reduction on the amount of secondary phases and an increase on the bulk density with increasing Ag contents. The microstructural evolution, as a function of Ag content, is confirmed with the electrical resistivity values which show an important decrease for the 3 wt.% Ag samples, leading to maximum power factor values of about 0.025 mW/K2.m at room temperature, which is about two times higher than the obtained for the Ag-free sintered samples. (Author) 40 refs.

  12. Effect of Ag additions on the Bi{sub 1}.6Pb{sub 0}.4Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.8O{sub x} thermoelectric properties

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    Diez, J. C.; Rasekh, S. H.; Constantinescu, G.; Torres, M. A.; Madre, M. A.; Sotelo, A.

    2013-06-01

    Bi{sub 1}.6Pb{sub 0}.4Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 1}.8O{sub x} thermoelectric ceramics with small Ag additions (0, 1, and 3 wt.%) have been successfully produced by a sol-gel method via nitrates. Microstructure has shown a reduction on the amount of secondary phases and an increase on the bulk density with increasing Ag contents. The microstructural evolution, as a function of Ag content, is confirmed with the electrical resistivity values which show an important decrease for the 3 wt.% Ag samples, leading to maximum power factor values of about 0.025 mW/K2.m at room temperature, which is about two times higher than the obtained for the Ag-free sintered samples. (Author)

  13. Synthesis and structural studies on (1−x)Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}−xPbTiO{sub 3} piezoceramics

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    Upadhyay, Ashutosh, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com; Pandey, Rishikesh, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com; Anand, Shashwat, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com; Singh, Akhilesh K., E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi-221005 (India)

    2014-04-24

    We present here the structural studies on (1−x)Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}−xPbTiO{sub 3} (BMT-xPT) piezoceramics with x=0.28, 0.37 and 0.45 using powder x-ray diffraction data. Rietveld refinement of powder x-ray diffraction data reveals the tetragonal structure (space group P4mm) for the compositions with x>0.40 and rhombohedral (space group R3m) for the compositions with x<0.30 of BMT-xPT ceramics. The morphotropic phase boundary is found for the intermediate composition with 0.30

  14. Effects of gamma irradiation on optical and structural properties of PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Sharma, Gopi [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Singh, Kulwant [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)]. E-mail: kulwantsthind@yahoo.com; Manupriya [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Mohan, Shaweta [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Singh, Harvinder [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India); Bindra, Sukhleen [Department of Electronics Communication, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)

    2006-09-15

    Optical and structural properties of xPbO.2xBi{sub 2}O{sub 3}(1-3x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses of different composition have been studied using UV-VIS and FTIR spectroscopic techniques. Effects of gamma radiations on glass network and structural units have been studied by irradiating glass samples with a {sup 60}Co radioisotope to the overall dose of 2.5 kGy. It is shown that irradiation causes compaction of the borate network by breaking the bonds between trigonal elements, which leads to a decrease in the optical band gap energy. Changes in the atomic structure before and after the irradiation are observed and explained.

  15. Properties of compositionally graded (1-x)(Bi0.85La0.15)FeO3-xPbTiO3 ceramics fabricated by tape casting

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    Jin, Guoxi; Chen, Jianguo; Cheng, Jinrong

    2015-08-01

    Three types of (1-x)(Bi0.85La0.15)FeO3-xPbTiO3 (BLF-PT) compositionally graded ceramics (x = 0.38, 0.40, 0.415 and 0.43) were fabricated using a lamination process based on the non-aqueous tape casting method. Scanning electron microscope images showed that the compositionally graded ceramics possessed dense microstructures without obvious cracks. The dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of the BLF-PT ceramics were sensitive to the composition distributions in the thickness direction. The BLF-PT ceramics with monotonic variation of PT content (in the thickness direction) exhibited the best piezoelectric properties. The tip displacement of compositionally graded piezoelectric ceramics reached up to ˜13.5 μm, which is about ten times higher than that of BLF-PT ceramics with single composition.

  16. Electrical properties of Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3}–BiFeO{sub 3} multilayers on non-platinized silicon substrate

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    Dutta, Shankar, E-mail: shankardutta77@gmail.com [Solid State Physics Laboratory, DRDO, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110054 (India); Chatterjee, Ratnamala [Department of Physics, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India)

    2015-08-15

    Highlights: • A Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3}/BiFeO{sub 3} multilayer film is deposited on a silicon substrate. • The phase, crystalline structure, and morphology of the film are studied. • The magnetic property of the film is studied. • In the absence of the bottom electrode, interdigitated terminal (IDTs) structures are fabricated on top of the film. • The electrical properties of the film are studied. - Abstract: In this study, a Pb(Zr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48})O{sub 3}/BiFeO{sub 3} (PZT–BFO) multilayer film is deposited by the sol–gel technique on a silicon substrate. Prior to the multilayer deposition, a ZrO{sub 2} buffer layer is introduced. The multilayer thin film shows the polycrystalline phase-pure perovskite structures of BFO and PZT. Surface morphology study indicates that the grain size of the film varies from 20 to 30 nm. In the absence of the bottom electrode, the electrical properties of the film are studied in-plane by fabricating interdigitated terminals (IDTs) on top of the film. The inter-IDT line gap is kept large (10 μm) to avoid shorting due to unintentional particle contamination. The remnant polarization of the film is found to be ∼35 μC/cm{sup 2} at a 100-V bias. The dielectric constant of the film is found to be 650 at 1 kHz. The film also showed a low leakage current density of ∼4 × 10{sup −9} A/cm{sup 2} at 200 kV/cm.

  17. Optimized properties of xBiInO{sub 3}-(1-x)PbTiO{sub 3} thin films deposited by an RF-magnetron sputtering method

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    Sun, Ke-Xue; Zhang, Shu-Yi; Shui, Xiu-Ji [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing (China); Wasa, Kiyotaka [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing (China); Graduate School, Yokohama City University, Yokohama (Japan)

    2016-09-15

    Ferroelectric xBiInO{sub 3}-(1-x)PbTiO{sub 3} (x = 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, and 0.30) thin films are deposited on (101)SrRuO{sub 3}/(100)Pt/(100)MgO substrates by an RF-magnetron sputtering method. By adjusting the deposition conditions, the electric properties of the thin films are optimized. The ferroelectricities of the thin films show that the remnant polarizations (P{sub r}) decrease from 43 to 34 μC cm{sup -2} as x increases from 0.15 to 0.25, and the coercive fields (E{sub c}) are about 177 kV cm{sup -1}. The Curie temperatures (T{sub c}) increase from 580 to 650 C on increasing x from 0.15 to 0.30. The results illustrate that the xBI-(1-x)PT films have high ferroelectricities, high coercive fields, and high Curie temperatures simultaneously, which may have wide potential applications in high-temperature and -voltage environments. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  18. Preparation and characterization of Ag-added Bi1.84Pb0.4Sr2Ca2.2Cu3O10+ bulk tube conductors for cryogen free superconducting magnet

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    S N Ekbote; G K Padam; M Sharma; N K Arora; B S Khurana; R C Goel; D K Suri; N Mehra; B K Das

    2001-12-01

    Bulk tube conductors of Bi1.84Pb0.4Sr2Ca2.2Cu3O10+ with addition of silver varying from 0 to 25 wt% (not reported earlier) were systematically studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electrical transport and a.c. susceptibility techniques. The tube conductors formed by cold isostatic pressing (CIP) of the powders obtained from spray drying method have been made successfully. It was found that Ag addition has not only affected the formation of the desired Bi-2223 phase and the microstructure of these large bulk tube samples thereby influencing on the critical current (c), it also reduces the contact resistance to minimize the cryogen losses. These variations have been found to be Ag content dependent. An optimized value of 10 wt% Ag has been found to produce the best quality tubes showing reproducible c value > 120 Amp at 77 K which is in general a requirement to energies of the cryogen free conventional/HTSC superconducting magnets below 20 K.

  19. Transport Barkhausen-like noise in uniaxially pressed Bi{sub 1.65}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+{delta}}ceramic samples

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    Garcia-Fornaris, I. [Departamento de Ciencias Basicas, Universidad de Granma, Apdo. 21, P.O. Box 85100, Bayamo (Cuba); Govea-Alcaide, E. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oriente, Patricio Lumumba s/n, P.O. Box 90500, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 66318, 05315-970 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Alberteris-Campos, M. [Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Escola Politecnica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mune, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oriente, Patricio Lumumba s/n, P.O. Box 90500, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Jardim, R.F., E-mail: rjardim@if.usp.b [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 66318, 05315-970 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2010-08-01

    We report on the detection of the transport Barkhausen-like noise (TBN) in polycrystalline samples of Bi{sub 1.65}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2} Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+{delta}}(Bi-2223) which were subjected to different uniaxial compacting pressures. The transport Barkhausen-like noise was measured when the sample was subjected to an ac triangular-shape magnetic field (f {approx} 1 Hz) with maximum amplitude B{sub max} {approx} 5.5 mT, in order to avoid the flux penetration within the superconducting grains. Analysis of the TBN signal, measured for several values of excitation current density, indicated that the applied magnetic field in which the noise signal first appears, B{sub a}(t{sub i}), is closely related to the magnetic-flux pinning capability of the material. The combined results are consistent with the existence of three different superconducting levels within the samples: (i) the superconducting grains; (ii) the superconducting clusters; and (iii) the weak-links. We finally argue that TBN measurements constitute a powerful tool for probing features of the intergranular transport properties in polycrystalline samples of high-T{sub c} superconductors.

  20. Influence of gold diffusion-doped on phase formation, superconducting and microstructure properties of Bi1.8Pb0.35Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3Oy superconductors

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    Ozturk, O.; Akdogan, M.; Terzioglu, C.; Gencer, A.

    2009-03-01

    We report on low-field magnetic properties of gold diffusion-doped Bi1.8Pb0.35Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3Oy superconducting bulk samples by performing ac susceptibility measurements. The undoped samples were prepared by the standard solid-state reaction method. Doping of Bi1.8Pb0.35Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3Oy was carried out by means of Au-diffusion during sintering from an evaporated gold film on pellets. To investigate the effect of gold-diffusion and diffusion-annealing duration on transport, magnetic and microstructure properties of the superconducting samples we performed magnetoresistivity, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. The ac susceptibility as a function of temperature measurements were carried out at different values of the ac magnetic field amplitudes (Hac) in the range between 20A/m and 320 A/m for 211 Hz. The imaginary part of ac susceptibility measurements is used to calculate intergranular critical current density Jc(Tp) using the Bean Model. Jc(Tp) is seen to increase from 60 A cm-2 to 90 A cm-2 with increasing diffusion-annealing time from 10 h to 50 h. The peak temperature, Tp, in the imaginary part of the ac susceptibility is shifted to a lower temperature with decreasing diffusion-annealing duration as well as increasing ac magnetic fields. The force pinning density (αjj (0)) increased with increasing diffusion annealing time. The value of Tc in gold-diffused samples, in comparison with the undoped samples, increased from 100 ± 0.2 K to 104 ± 0.2 K. It was observed that the value of Tc-offset of the gold-doped samples enhanced with further increasing diffusion-annealing duration. XRD patterns and SEM micrographs are used to obtain information about Bi-2223 phase ratio, lattice parameters and grain size of the samples. Gold doping enhanced the formation high-Tc phase and increased the grain size. The possible reasons for the observed improvements in transport, microstructure and magnetic properties due to Au diffusion and

  1. Electric field induced cubic to monoclinic phase transition in multiferroic 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} solid solution

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    Pandey, Rishikesh; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2014-10-20

    The results of x-ray diffraction studies on 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} solid solution poled at various electric fields are presented. After poling, significant value of planar electromechanical coupling coefficient (k{sub P}) is observed for this composition having cubic structure in unpoled state. The cubic structure of 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} transforms to monoclinic structure with space group Pm for the poling field ≥5 kV/cm. Large c-axis microscopic lattice strain (1.6%) is achieved at 30 kV/cm poling field. The variation of the c-axis strain and unit cell volume with poling field shows a drastic jump similar to that observed for strain versus electric field curve in (1 − x)Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3}) O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} and (1 − x)Pb(Zn{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3}.

  2. Influence of the initial Bi2223 phase content on microstructure development in Bi2223/Ag tapes

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Yang, X P; Abrahamsen, Asger Bech;

    2010-01-01

    (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 (Bi2223) Ag-sheathed tapes were produced from precursors containing various amounts of pre-reacted Bi2223 phase obtained by means of controlled calcinations of the starting powder mixture. The evolution of the critical current density during the first 20h of the first heat...

  3. Analysis of gamma-ray energies for 56 excited superdeformed rotational bands of nuclei of lanthanons La to Dy and of Hg, Tl, and Pb on the basis of the two-revolving-cluster model, with evaluation of moments of inertia and radii of revolution and assignment of nucleonic compositions to the clusters and the central sphere.

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    Pauling, L

    1992-01-01

    Analysis of the gamma-ray energies of 28 excited superdeformed bands of lanthanon nuclei by application of the two-revolving-cluster model yields the result that the central sphere for all 28 has the semimagic-magic composition p40n50, with the range p8n12 to p14n18 for the clusters and the radius of revolution increasing from 7.31 to 7.76 fm. Similar analysis of 28 excited bands of Hg, Tl, and Pb nuclei leads to p56n82 (semimagic-magic) for the central sphere of 24 bands, p64n82 (semimagic-magic) for 2, and p64n90 (doubly semimagic) for 2, with cluster range p8n12 to p14n16 and values of the radius of revolution from 8.70 to 8.92 fm for 26 bands and 9.2 fm for 2. PMID:11607313

  4. Analysis of γ-Ray Energies for 56 Excited Superdeformed Rotational Bands of Nuclei of Lanthanons La to Dy and of Hg, Tl, and Pb on the Basis of the Two-Revolving-Cluster Model, with Evaluation of Moments of Inertia and Radii of Revolution and Assignment of Nucleonic Compositions to the Clusters and the Central Sphere

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    Pauling, Linus

    1992-08-01

    Analysis of the γ-ray energies of 28 excited superdeformed bands of lanthanon nuclei by application of the two-revolving-cluster model yields the result that the central sphere for all 28 has the semimagic-magic composition p40n50, with the range p^8n12 to p14n18 for the clusters and the radius of revolution increasing from 7.31 to 7.76 fm. Similar analysis of 28 excited bands of Hg, Tl, and Pb nuclei leads to p56n82 (semimagic-magic) for the central sphere of 24 bands, p64n82 (semimagic-magic) for 2, and p64n90 (doubly semimagic) for 2, with cluster range p^8n12 to p14n16 and values of the radius of revolution from 8.70 to 8.92 fm for 26 bands and 9.2 fm for 2.

  5. Relaxor ferroelectric properties of the (1-2 x)BiScO3 · xPbTiO3 · xPbMg1/3Nb2/3O3 (0.30 ≤ x ≤ 0.46) system

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    Bush, A. A.; Kamentsev, K. E.; Bekhtin, M. A.; Segalla, A. G.

    2017-01-01

    X-ray diffraction, dielectric, piezoelectric, and pyroelectric studies have been performed on ceramic samples of (1-2 x)BiScO3 · xPbTiO3 · xPbMg1/3Nb2/3O3 (0.30 ≤ x ≤ 0.46) perovskite-like solid solutions. The solid solution symmetry was found to vary from the rhombohedral ( x ≤ 0.38) to tetragonal ( x ≥ 0.42) as x increases. The samples with 0.30 < x ≤ 0.42 have properties characteristic of relaxor ferroelectrics, namely the existence of a wide peak in the temperature dependence of the dielectric permittivity at T mɛ = 390-440 K that shifts to higher temperatures as the frequency increases, narrow unsaturated dielectric hysteresis loops, and an electric field-induced transition to the ferroelectric state at 318 K. The observed features of the dielectric, piezo-, and pyroelectric properties of these solid solutions are explained by the fact that they are relaxor ferroelectrics.

  6. Litochlebite, Ag2PbBi4Se8, a new selenide mineral species from Zalesi, Czech Republic: description and crystal structure

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    Makovicky, Emil; Topa, Dan; Sejkora, Jiri;

    2011-01-01

    , and uranophane. Litochlebite is opaque, dark grey to black, has a dark grey streak and a metallic luster. No cleavage was observed; the mineral is brittle with an irregular fracture. The VHN10g microhardness 230 (227–234) kg/mm2 corresponds to a Mohs hardness of about 3; the calculated density is 7.90 g/cm3...... [Fo > 4s(Fo)] collected on a Bruker AXS diffractometer with a CCD detector and MoKa radiation. The crystal structure contains one lead site, four independent Bi sites, four silver sites and eight independent Se sites. One Ag site is an octahedrally coordinated (2 + 4) site in the pseudotetragonal...

  7. 不同轮作模式下设施菜地土壤和蔬菜中砷汞镉铬铅的分布特征%Distribution characteristics of As, Hg, Cd, Cr, and Pb in soil and vegetable in protected vegetable field under different rotation modes

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    黄宝同; 徐永刚; 宇万太; 周桦

    2012-01-01

    以沈阳市大民屯镇蔬菜生产示范基地为平台,进行为期一年的设施蔬菜轮作试验,结果表明:该地区土壤和蔬菜中的As、Hg、Cr、Pb含量均处在安全范围;Cd由于输入量较大,在土壤表层呈现富集状况,直接增加了该地区重金属污染风险.菠菜-西红柿-芸豆轮作模式可在一定程度上减小土壤中Cd含量,降低土壤综合污染指数.菠菜体内Cd含量超标,不宜在该地区种植.建议将轮作模式改为油麦菜(或油菜)-西红柿-芸豆.%Distributions of As, Hg, Cd, Cr, and Pb in soil and vegetable under different rotation modes were studied in an one-year experiment at the demonstration bases of vegetable in Damintun town, Shenyang city. The results showed that As, Hg, Cr, and Pb contents in soil and vegetable were lower than the criteria in the national safety standard. Spinach-tomato-kidney bean rotation mode could reduce the Cd-concentration in soil and decrease the integrative pollution index. However spinach is improper in that region because of enrichment of Cd. So a rotation mode of lettuce (or rape)-tomato-kidney is suggested, instead of the mode of spinach-tomato-kidney.

  8. Spectral and thermodynamic properties of Ag(I), Au(III), Cd(II), Co(II), Fe(III), Hg(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), U(IV), and Zn(II) binding by methanobactin from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b.

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    Choi, Dong W; Do, Young S; Zea, Corbin J; McEllistrem, Marcus T; Lee, Sung-W; Semrau, Jeremy D; Pohl, Nicola L; Kisting, Clint J; Scardino, Lori L; Hartsel, Scott C; Boyd, Eric S; Geesey, Gill G; Riedel, Theran P; Shafe, Peter H; Kranski, Kim A; Tritsch, John R; Antholine, William E; DiSpirito, Alan A

    2006-12-01

    Methanobactin (mb) is a novel chromopeptide that appears to function as the extracellular component of a copper acquisition system in methanotrophic bacteria. To examine this potential physiological role, and to distinguish it from iron binding siderophores, the spectral (UV-visible absorption, circular dichroism, fluorescence, and X-ray photoelectron) and thermodynamic properties of metal binding by mb were examined. In the absence of Cu(II) or Cu(I), mb will bind Ag(I), Au(III), Co(II), Cd(II), Fe(III), Hg(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), U(VI), or Zn(II), but not Ba(II), Ca(II), La(II), Mg(II), and Sr(II). The results suggest metals such as Ag(I), Au(III), Hg(II), Pb(II) and possibly U(VI) are bound by a mechanism similar to Cu, whereas the coordination of Co(II), Cd(II), Fe(III), Mn(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) by mb differs from Cu(II). Consistent with its role as a copper-binding compound or chalkophore, the binding constants of all the metals examined were less than those observed with Cu(II) and copper displaced other metals except Ag(I) and Au(III) bound to mb. However, the binding of different metals by mb suggests that methanotrophic activity also may play a role in either the solubilization or immobilization of many metals in situ.

  9. Calculation of neutron cross sections for sup 9 sup 0 Zr, sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Pb and sup 2 sup 0 sup 9 Bi in the energy range of 0.5-25 MeV by using the optical model potentials

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    Miah, M M H; Faruque, M R I

    2003-01-01

    Neutron total cross sections and differential elastic scattering cross sections for the nuclides sup 9 sup 0 Zr, sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Pb and sup 2 sup 0 sup 9 Bi were calculated using different global spherical optical potential (SOP) parameter sets at neutron energies from 0.5-25 MeV. Calculated cross sections for the corresponding nuclides were compared with their experimental data obtained by the EXFOR file to select the best fit parameter sets. It is found that the parameter sets of Ferer Rapaport for sup 9 sup 0 Zr and Bechetti and Greenless for sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Pb and sup 2 sup 0 sup 9 Bi are the best fitted set to obtain the experimental data of total cross sections and angular distributions of these nuclides. (author)

  10. CHANGES IN CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES RELATED TO TWO DIFFERENT BLOCKS IN Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox%Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox超导体中晶体结构和电子性能与两个结构块的关联

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    张莉; 杨锟; 张酣

    2000-01-01

    用变温X-射线衍射,扫描量热分析,热重分析对精心制作的Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox超导样品在后处理前和后处理后从液氮温度到熔点温度进行了分析,并对样品进行了XPS分析,载流子浓度和超导电性测量.实验发现,样品沿C方向的膨胀系数在低温区有两个反常,在高温区有两个热量和重量反常.结果分析表明,这两个反常与晶体结构中两个不同的结构块有关,即钙钛矿和盐岩结构块.实验发现,这两个结构块之间的失配,超导临界温度,样品中的氧含量,以及膨胀系数的变化之间有密切的关联.实验结果表明,了解两个不同结构块之间的相互作用对认识高温超导电性有重要作用.%The elaborated and well characterized Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox samples, as-prepared and annealed in different conditions, were studied by temperature dependent X-ray diffraction from liquid nitrogen temperature to melting point, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, carrier concentration, and superconductivity measurements. Two changes of thermal expansion coefficient along the c direction in low temperature range and two thermal instabilities in high temperature range are observed, which suggests that the structure changes in this system is asssociated with two different blocks, i.e., perovskite and rock-salt blocks, of the unit cell. The changes in structure and in electronic properties related to these blocks are also observed. It is found that there is a close correlation among the mismatch between the two different blocks, value of Tc, oxygen content, and thermal expansion coefficient, and a roughly quantitative relationship is also obtained. The experimental results suppose that the interaction between different layers especially two different blocks, is of importance to understand the superconductivity in oxide superconductors.scholar in Department of Physics, Peking University.

  11. Chemical thermodynamics of Hg1201 and Hg1223 phases

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    Tsuchiya, Tetsuo; Fueki, Kazuo; Koyama, Tadashi

    1998-03-01

    The decomposition equilibrium of Hg1201 and Hg1223 was studied using a thermomicrobalance. A thermodynamic diagram representing the stability domains of Hg1201 and Hg1223 was constructed. Using the diagram, it was shown that Hg1201 is metastable at 800°C and that Hg1223 is stable at 660°C due to the formation of an atmosphere of mercury vapor and oxygen formed by the decomposition of excess HgO. Chemical analysis revealed that the valence of Hg is +2 regardless of the oxygen content. The dependence of Tc on the oxygen content was also studied.

  12. Temperature dependence of critical currents and ac transport losses in (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} and YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} tapes

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    Zhang, Guo Min [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Knoll, D C [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Nguyen, D N [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Sastry, P V P S S [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Schwartz, Justin [Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States)

    2007-06-15

    The critical currents and self-field ac losses of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} coated conductors and (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} tapes were measured at several temperatures between 45 K and the respective critical temperature. The temperature dependence of ac losses was measured at 50 Hz using the lock-in method for a transport current. The frequency dependence of ac loss was measured at 55 K for transport current frequencies from 25 to 400 Hz. The results show that variation of ac transport loss as a function of normalized critical current is nearly the same at all temperatures in the measured temperature range for both YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} and (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} tapes. The temperature dependence of the loss factor, however, is different for (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} and YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} tapes because of the ferromagnetic loss in the NiW-based coated conductor substrate. Similarities and differences in the temperature and frequency dependence of ac transport losses between (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} and YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} tapes are discussed.

  13. Influence of SrF2 on the Formation, Microstructure and Critical Temperature of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 Polycrystalline Samples

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    Grivel, Jean-Claude; Jensen, Annemette Hindhede; Huhtinen, H.;

    2015-01-01

    Bulk ceramic samples with Bi1.72Pb0.34Sr1.87Ca1.91Cu3.13O9.83−x F 2x (0.00 ≤ x ≤ 0.51) nominal compositions were synthesized by a solid-state route using SrF2 as a fluorine source. Notwithstanding of the stage, at which SrF2 was introduced into the precursor powders (prior to or after calcination...

  14. sup 119 Sn-Moessbauer study on the normal lattice vibration of superconducting Bi(Pb) sub 2 Sr sub 2 Ca sub 2 Cu sub 3 Sn sub 0. 015 O sub 10-y

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    Nishida, Tetsuaki; Takashima, Yoshimasa (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Science); Katada, Motomi; Miura, Norio; Deshimaru, Yuichi; Otani, Tetsuya; Yamazoe, Noboru; Matsumoto, Yasukuni

    1991-04-01

    The {sup 119}Sn-Moessbauer spectrum of superconducting Bi(Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}Sn{sub 0.015}O{sub 10-y} ceramic, having the T{sub c} of 108 K, consists of an intense doublet peak with the {delta} of 0.18 mmcenter dots{sup -1} and the {Delta} of 1.01 mmcenter dot s{sup -1} at room temperature. The {delta} and {Delta} indicate that the Sn{sup 4+} is substituted for the copper ion in the triangular CuO{sub 3} site of the CuO{sub 4} layer. The {delta} and the absorption area increase gradually with decreasing temperature and become saturated at about 30 K, being consistent with the theoretical curves obtained from the 'combined Debye and Einstein model'. Only the normal vibration without the softening is observed in the CuO{sub 4} layer. (author).

  15. Processamento e caracterizações estruturais, microestruturais e ferroelétricas do composto magnetoelétrico BiFeO3-PbTiO3 obtido pelo método de Pechini

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    V. F. Freitas

    Full Text Available Resumo Neste trabalho uma rota alternativa de síntese, o método de Pechini modificado, foi utilizada para obter nanopartículas do composto BiFeO3-PbTiO3 (BFPT. As imagens obtidas por microscopia eletrônica de varredura revelaram tamanhos de partículas inferiores a 120 nm. Análises estruturais apontaram a organização estrutural do composto (formação de estruturas com simetria tetragonal como função da temperatura de síntese. Cálculos da polarização espontânea indicaram a intensidade alcançada no composto BFPT. As análises de densidade eletrônica obtidas pelo método da máxima entropia indicaram a configuração das ligações químicas presentes no composto.

  16. Preparation and physical properties of polycrystalline (Bi{sub 1{minus}x}Pb{sub x}){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} high {Tc} superconductors

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    Awan, M.S.; Maqsood, M.; Mirza, S.A.; Yousaf, M.; Maqsood, A. [Quaid-i-Azam Univ., Islamabad (Pakistan)

    1995-02-01

    (Bi{sub 1{minus}x}Pb{sub x}){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (x = 0.3) high critical transition temperature ({Tc}) superconductors are synthesized by the solid-state reaction method in polycrystalline form. X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies, direct current (dc) electrical resistivity measurements, scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies, critical current density measurements and zero-field alternating current (ac) susceptibility measurements are performed to investigate the physical changes, structural changes, and magnetic behavior of the superconducting samples. X-ray diffraction studies show that a high {Tc} phase exists with orthorhombic symmetry in the specimen. According to the XRD data, the lattice parameters of the high {Tc} phase were determined as a = 0.537(1) nm, b = 0.539(1) nm, and c = 3.70(1) nm. The compound exhibits a superconducting transition at 106 {plus_minus} 1 K for zero resistance. The ac susceptibility measurements in zero field confirm the dc electrical resistivity results; hence both support the XRD results. The particle size and structural changes as a function of the cold-pressing and aging effect are also reported.

  17. Effect of La-substitution on structural, dielectric and electrical properties of (Bi0.5Pb0.5) (Fe0.5Zr0.25Ti0.25)O3

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    Panda, Niranjan; Pattanayak, Samita; Choudhary, R. N. P.; Kumar, Ashok

    2016-09-01

    As lead zirconium titanate and bismuth ferrite (BFO), members of perovskite family, have high dielectric constant and ferroelectric/ferromagnetic phase transition temperature, they are used for many potential applications including random access memory, sensors. The present work describes the modifications in the ferroelectric behaviour of PZT doped BFO due to substitution of few molar percent of La on Fe-site. A thorough comparative investigation of the frequency and temperature response of dielectric permittivity, dielectric loss, electric modulus, complex impedance and ferroelectric properties of Bi0.5Pb0.5 [Fe(0.5- x) La x (Zr0.25Ti0.25)] O3, where x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 (hence forth called as BFPZLTO) compounds were studied in a wide frequency range 10 kHz to 1 MHz at temperature range 25-400 °C using ac impedance spectroscopy and electric modulus analysis. The structural analysis of compound revealed the tetragonal phase with space group P4 mm at room temperature. Cole-Cole plots are used for interpretation of relaxation mechanism in the materials. The materials especially the compound with x = 0.3 found more suitable to be used in transducers, RAMs, flip-flop memories, etc., for electronics applications.

  18. The study of the dependency of critical current density on cross section of sample in Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy and YBa2Cu3O7-& delta ceramic superconductors

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    M Zargar Shoushtari

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available  In this paper, the effect of the cross-section on the critical current density (Jc of a sample in ceramic superconductors YBa2Cu3O7-­δ (YBCO and Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2cu3Oy (BPSCCO has been studied. Five orthorhombic bar samples of YBCO with cross-sections of 6.25, 7.67, 9.25, 11.76, 14.67 mm2­ and also five orthorhombic bar samples of BPSCCO with cross-section of 6.4, 9.01, 11.88, 13.86, 14.98 mm2­ with the same synthesis conditions by the solid state reaction method were prepared. After the preparation of the samples, the Meissner effect, the critical temperature (Tc, and the critical current density (Jc measurements, XRD and SEM have been done on the samples. The results of XRD show that the dominant phase in YBCO and BPSCCO are 123 and 2223, respectively. The results of Jc measurements in 77 K show that in both superconductors, the Jc decreases with increasing of cross-section (A. The type of dissipation obeys a power law with the relation . For a given cross-section, Jc of the BPSCCO sample is smaller than the YBCO sample.

  19. Investigation of luminescence and laser transition of Dy3+ ion in P2O5sbnd PbOsbnd Bi2O3sbnd R2O3 (R = Al, Ga, In) glasses

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    Ram, G. Chinna; Narendrudu, T.; Suresh, S.; Kumar, A. Suneel; Rao, M. V. Sambasiva; Kumar, V. Ravi; Rao, D. Krishna

    2017-04-01

    P2O5sbnd PbOsbnd Bi2O3sbnd R2O3 (R = Al, Ga, In) glasses doped with Dy2O3 were prepared by melt quenching technique. The prepared glasses were characterized by XRD, optical absorption, FTIR, luminescence studies. Judd-Ofelt parameters have been evaluated for three glass systems from optical absorption spectra and in turn radiative parameters for excited luminescent levels of Dy3+ ion are also calculated. Emission cross section and branching ratio values are observed to high for 6H13/2 level for Dy3+ ion. The yellow to blue intensity ratios and CIE chromaticity coordinates were calculated. Decay curves exhibit non exponential behavior. Quantum efficiency of prepared glasses was measured by using radiative and calculated life times. IR studies, J-O parameters and Y/B ratio values indicate that more asymmetry around Dy3+ ions in Ga2O3 mixed glass was observed. Chromaticity coordinates lie near ideal white light region. These coordinates and CCT values have revealed that all the prepared glasses emit quality white light especially the glasses mixed with Ga2O3 are suitable for development of white LEDs.

  20. The influence of nickel ions on spectroscopic and magnetic properties of PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass system

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    Satyanarayana, T; Rao, P Venkateswara; Rao, N Narasimha; Rambabu, M; Kumar, V Ravi, E-mail: vrksurya@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nuzvid Campus - 521 201, A.P. (India)

    2009-07-15

    PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses mixed with different concentrations of NiO (ranging from 0 to 2.0 mol %) have been prepared by melt quenching technique and their spectroscopic properties viz., optical absorption and infrared transmission have been investigated. The optical absorption spectra of these glasses indicated that Ni{sup 2+} ions exist both in octahedral and tetrahedral sites. The IR spectral studies have revealed that the glasses containing NiO beyond 1.0 mol %, nickel ions mostly occupy octahedral positions, act as modifiers and induce higher degree of disorder in the glass network. The magnetic susceptibility studies indicated that a gradual decrease of the effective magnetic moment from 4.21 {mu}{sub B} (for sample N{sub 10}) to 2.91 {mu}{sub B} (for sample N{sub 20}); from this result, it is concluded that there is a gradual transformation of Ni{sup 2+} ions from the tetrahedral sites to the octahedral sites as the concentration of NiO is increased beyond 1.0 mol %.

  1. Magnetic field effect on Fe-induced short-range magnetic correlation and electrical conductivity in Bi1.75Pb0.35Sr1.90Cu0.91Fe0.09O6+y

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    Wakimoto, S [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA); Hiraka, Haruhiro [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Kudo, Kazutaka [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Okamoto, Daichi [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Nishizaki, Terukazu [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Kakurai, Kazuhisa [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA); Hong, Tao [ORNL; Zheludev, Andrey [Laboratory for Neutron Scattering ETHZ & PSI; Tranquada, John M. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Kobayashi, Norio [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Yamada, Kazuyoshi [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    2010-08-01

    We report electrical-resistivity measurements and neutron-diffraction studies under magnetic fields of Bi{sub 1.75}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.90}Cu{sub 0.91}Fe{sub 0.09}O{sub 6+y}, in which hole carriers are overdoped. This compound shows short-range incommensurate magnetic correlation with incommensurability {delta} = 0.21, whereas a Fe-free compound shows no magnetic correlation. Resistivity shows an up turn at low temperature in the form of ln(1/T) and shows no superconductivity. We observe reduction in resistivity by applying magnetic fields (i.e., a negative magnetoresistive effect) at temperatures below the onset of short-range magnetic correlation. Application of magnetic fields also suppresses the Fe-induced incommensurate magnetic correlation. We compare and contrast these observations with two different models: (1) stripe order and (2) dilute magnetic moments in a metallic alloy with associated Kondo behavior. The latter picture appears to be more relevant to the present results.

  2. Ferroelectricity in the glassy material of the composition Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Pb{sub 3}O{sub 4}-CuO-K{sub 2}O

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    Bahgat, A.A., E-mail: alaabahgat@hotmail.co [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City 11884, Cairo (Egypt); Makram, B.A.A.; Shaisha, E.E. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City 11884, Cairo (Egypt); El-Desoky, M.M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Education, Suze Canal University, El-Arish (Egypt)

    2010-09-10

    Glass sample of the composition 31.4 Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-2.33 Pb{sub 3}O{sub 4}-64.53 CuO-1.74 K{sub 2}O in mol% was prepared by the conventional quenching melt technique. The as-quenched single phase glass shows interesting ferroelectric properties which is not known in the field of glass science. If the as-quenched glass is heat treated above the glass transition temperature all signs of ferroelectricity disappears completely. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy as well as differential thermal analysis were used to recognize the glassy nature of the as-quenched sample. Ac dielectric measurements were performed as a function of temperature and frequency and showing ferroelectric to paraelectric phase transition at Curie's temperature of 540 K. Non-linear polarization as a function of temperature and applied electric field as well as pyroelectricity were also studied. The conduction mechanism was confirmed to obey the adiabatic small polaron hopping (SPH) and was mainly due to electronic transport between Cu ions. The dominant factor determining conductivity was the hopping carrier mobility in this glass. From the best fits, reasonable values of various SPH and VRH parameters are obtained.

  3. Multilayer thin films with compositional PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3/Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 layers for tunable applications.

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    Yu, Shihui; Li, Lingxia; Zhang, Weifeng; Sun, Zheng; Dong, Helei

    2015-05-11

    The dielectric properties and tunability of multilayer thin films with compositional PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3/Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 (PZT/BZN) layers (PPBLs) fabricated by pulsed laser deposition on Pt/TiO2/SiO2/Si substrate have been investigated. Dielectric measurements indicate that the PZT/BZN bilayer thin films exhibit medium dielectric constant of about 490, low loss tangent of 0.017, and superior tunable dielectric properties (tunability=49.7% at 500 kV/cm) at a PZT/BZN thickness ratio of 3, while the largest figure of merit is obtained as 51.8. The thickness effect is discussed with a series connection model of bilayer capacitors, and the calculated dielectric constant and loss tangent are obtained. Furthermore, five kinds of thin-film samples comprising single bilayers, two, three, four and five PPBLs were also elaborated with the final same thickness. The four PPBLs show the largest dielectric constant of ~538 and tunability of 53.3% at a maximum applied bias field of 500 kV/cm and the lowest loss tangent of ~0.015, while the largest figure of merit is 65.6. The results indicate that four PPBLs are excellent candidates for applications of tunable devices.

  4. In-plane polarization dependence of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+δ} single crystals studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    Ghafari, A., E-mail: ghafari@physik.hu-berlin.de [Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Newtonstr., 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Strada Statale 14 km 163.5, I-34149 Trieste (Italy); Ariffin, A.K. [Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Newtonstr., 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Department of Physics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim (Malaysia); Janowitz, C., E-mail: christoph.janowitz@physik.hu-berlin.de [Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Newtonstr., 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Dwelk, H.; Krapf, A.; Manzke, R. [Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Newtonstr., 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-06-15

    The effects of in-plane polarization change on the determination of the hole density of weakly under-doped (Bi, Pb)-2212 single crystals has been studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The XAS signal at the CuL{sub 3} edge (925–940 eV) and O K edge (525 eV to 539 eV) were recorded under continuous rotation of the CuO{sub 2} plane from 0° to 180° with a minimum increment of 1.8°, yielding experimentally an in-plane polarization dependence for the absorption signals at the respective threshold. From that the in-plane angular dependence of the hole density (n{sub H}(φ)) could be determined. Fermi's golden rule was then used for the evaluation of the in-plane polarization dependence showing the expected polarization independence in disaccord to the experimental observations. Possible scenarios to solve this issue are discussed. Our results propose that polarization dependence could be due to inhomogeneous distribution of holes in the CuO{sub 2} planes which is also supported by models. Second, the role of out of plane orbitals has to be taken into account for interpretation.

  5. Critical currents of superconducting BiPbSrCaCuO tapes in the magnetic flux density range 0--19. 75 T at 4. 2, 15, and 20 K

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    Sato, K.; Hikata, T. (Osaka Research Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Osaka (Japan)); Iwasa, Y. (Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (USA))

    1990-10-29

    Critical currents of superconducting silver-sheathed tapes of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2.2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub {ital x}} have been measured in the magnetic flux density range 0--19.75 T at 4.2, 15, and 20 K. One tape achieved a critical current of 60.6 A at 19.75 T and 20 K; the corresponding critical current density is 551 A/mm{sup 2}. In the same field, the tape has critical currents of 72.3 A (657 A/mm{sup 2}) at 15 K and 94.2 A (856 A/mm{sup 2}) at 4.2 K. At 77 K and in zero field, the tape carries 32.9 A (299 A/mm{sup 2}). These results indicate that high {ital T}{sub {ital c}}'' superconducting magnets of engineering interest may soon be feasible.

  6. Piezoresponse and magnetic properties of multiferroic (1−x)Bi{sub 0.9}Dy{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3}–xPbTiO{sub 3} solid solution

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    Zhuang, Jian [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education and International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China); Department of Chemistry and 4D LABS, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Wu, Hua [Department of Applied Physics, Donghua University, Ren Min Road 2999, Songjiang, 201620 Shanghai (China); Department of Chemistry and 4D LABS, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Ren, Wei, E-mail: wren@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, E-mail: zye@sfu.ca [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education and International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China); Ye, Zuo-Guang, E-mail: wren@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, E-mail: zye@sfu.ca [Department of Chemistry and 4D LABS, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education and International Center for Dielectric Research, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China)

    2015-08-21

    The multiferroic solid solution of (1−x)[0.9BiFeO{sub 3}–0.1DyFeO{sub 3}]–xPbTiO{sub 3} with compositions around the morphotropic phase boundary has been synthesized in the form of ceramics and characterized by Piezoresponse Force Microscope (PFM) and Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. Both the original local polar domain structure and the domain evolution after poling have been studied by PFM. The PFM phase imaging has revealed some interesting details of poling and domain switching process: The out-of-plane phase image shows a uniform direction of polarization along the applied electric field, while the in-plane phase image indicates two kinds of domains with antiparallel polarizations. This kind of poled domain structure is explained based on the orientations of the polarization as permitted by the rhombohedral crystal symmetry in grains of different crystallographic orientations. The magnetic properties measured within the temperature range from 1.8 K to 300 K reveal an interesting sequence of magnetic transitions from a weakly ferromagnetic order (WFM{sub 1}) to an antiferromagnetic state (AFM), and then to another weak ferromagnetic phase (WFM{sub 2}), upon cooling. A preliminary magnetic phase diagram is proposed for BDF-34PT.

  7. Field Dependence of Magnetization and dM/dH for Sm- and Gd-Doped Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2-xRExCu3O10+y Compounds

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    Atilla COSKUN; Ahmet EKICIBIL; Bekir OZCELIK; Kerim KIYMAC

    2004-01-01

    We have performed magnetization measurements as a function of magnetic fields up to 4kOe on Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2-xRExCu3O10+y (RE: Gd0.01, Sm0.03), at different fixed temperatures T < Tc in the range 15 ≤ T ≤ 75K.We have observed three important features. Firstly, the M-H curves of both the Sm- and Gd-doped samples are similar and each shows a minimum of M at a certain critical field Hc, above which there appears to be a monotonic decrease in magnitude. Secondly, the magnitude of the initial susceptibility dM/dH, related to the superconducting volume, decreases with increasing temperature. In other words, the decrease of |dM/dH| with T indicates that the superconducting regions reduce in size and the paramagnetic domains probably grow at the expense of superconductivity. The third feature is the fast decrease of hysteresis loops in both the Gd and Sm doped samples with increasing temperature, which implies existence of flux pinning centres. Thus the results show that the Ca2+ →Sm3+ and Gd3+ substitution decreases the hole carrier concentration and hence the volume fraction of the superconducting phase.

  8. Measurement of Volatile Radionuclides Production and Release Yields followed by a Post-Irradiation Analysis of a Pb/Bi Filled Ta Target at ISOLDE

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    Zanini, L.; Köster, U.; David, J. C.; Tall, Y.; Andersson, M.; Berg, K.; Cormon, S.; Fallot, M.; Foucher, Y.; Frånberg, H.; Gröschel, F.; Guertin, A.; Kirchner, T.; Leray, S.; Manfrin, E.; Noah, E.; Ravn, H.; Stora, T.; Thiollière, N.; Wohlmuther, M.

    2014-05-01

    A crucial requirement in the development of liquid-metal spallation neutron target is knowledge of the composition and amount of volatile radionuclides that are released from the target during operation. It is also important to know the total amount produced, which could be released if there was an accident. One type is the lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) target where different radionuclides can be produced following interaction with a high-energy proton beam, notably noble gases (Ar, Kr, Xe isotopes) and other relative volatile isotopes such as Hg and At. The results of an irradiation experiment performed at ISOLDE on a LBE target are compared with predictions from the MCNPX code using the latest developments on the Liège Intranuclear Cascade model (INCL4.6) and the CEM03 model. The calculations are able to reproduce the mass distribution of the radioisotopes produced, including the At production, where there is a significant contribution from secondary reactions. Subsequently, a post-irradiation examination of the irradiated target was performed. Investigations of both the tantalum target structure, in particular the beam window, and the lead-bismuth eutectic were performed using several experimental techniques. No sign of severe irradiation damage, previously observed in other ISOLDE targets, was found.

  9. Concentration effect of Sm{sup 3+} ions in B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–PbO–PbF{sub 2}–Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZnO glasses – Structural and luminescence investigations

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    Arunkumar, S.; Marimuthu, K., E-mail: mari_ram2000@yahoo.com

    2013-07-15

    Graphical abstract: -- Highlights: •δ and revel the ionic nature and the Same decreases with Sm{sup 3+} ion content. •Higher Ω{sub 4} revels the higher rigidity and higher covalency around the Sm{sup 3+} ion site. •τ{sub exp} decreases with increase in Sm{sup 3+} ion due to energy transfer between Sm{sup 3+} ions. •Energy transfer between the Sm{sup 3+}–Sm{sup 3+} ion site is due to dipole–dipole interaction. •0.5SmPbFB glass possesses higher A, β{sub R} and xτ{sub R}, potential for laser applications. -- Abstract: Concentration dependent spectroscopic properties of Sm{sup 3+} ions are investigated in the prepared xSm:PbFB lead fluorobororate glasses with the composition (40 − x)B{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 20PbO + 16PbF{sub 2} + 12Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 12ZnO + xSm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 wt.%). Surface morphological analysis and structural behaviors of the prepared glasses have been explored through SEM, EDX, XRD, FTIR and Raman spectral analysis. The amorphous nature of the prepared glasses have been confirmed through XRD spectral analysis. The presence of BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4}, B–O–B and Pb/Bi–O–B vibrational stretching units in the prepared glasses are confirmed through FTIR and Raman spectral analysis. The optical characterizations were carried out using UV–vis–NIR absorption, luminescence spectra and decay curves of the present glasses. The calculated bonding parameter (β{sup ¯} and δ) values reveal the ionic nature of the Sm–O bond in the prepared glasses. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters, Ω{sub λ}, were evaluated from the measured oscillator strength of the various absorption bands to study the bonding environment around the Sm{sup 3+} ions in the prepared glasses. From the JO intensity parameters and emission spectral measurements, the radiative properties such as stimulated emission cross-section (σ{sub P}{sup E}), branching ratio (β{sub R}) and radiative lifetime (τ{sub R}) for the {sup 6}H

  10. Interfacial charge-induced polarization switching in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} bi-layer

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    Kim, Yu Jin; Park, Min Hyuk; Jeon, Woojin; Kim, Han Joon; Moon, Taehwan; Lee, Young Hwan; Kim, Keum Do; Hyun, Seung Dam; Hwang, Cheol Seong, E-mail: cheolsh@snu.ac.kr [Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-12-14

    Detailed polarization switching behavior of an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (AO/PZT) structure is examined by comparing the phenomenological thermodynamic model to the experimental polarization–voltage (P-V) results. Amorphous AO films with various thicknesses (2–10 nm) were deposited on the polycrystalline 150-nm-thick PZT film. The thermodynamic calculation showed that the transition from the ferroelectric-like state to the paraelectric-like state with increasing AO thickness occurs at ∼3 nm thickness. This paraelectric-like state should have exhibited a negative capacitance effect without permanent polarization switching if no other adverse effects are involved. However, experiments showed typical ferroelectric-like hysteresis loops where the coercive voltage increased with the increasing AO thickness, which could be explained by the carrier injection through the thin AO layer and trapping of the carriers at the AO/PZT interface. The fitting of the experimental P-V loops using the thermodynamic model considering the depolarization energy effect showed that trapped charge density was ∼±0.1 Cm{sup −2} and critical electric field at the Pt electrode/AO interface, at which the carrier transport occurs, was ∼±10 MV/cm irrespective of the AO thickness. Energy band model at each electrostatic state along the P-V loop was provided to elucidate correlation between macroscopic polarization and internal charge state of the stacked films.

  11. Controlled Fabrication of Silk Protein Sericin Mediated Hierarchical Hybrid Flowers and Their Excellent Adsorption Capability of Heavy Metal Ions of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II).

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    Koley, Pradyot; Sakurai, Makoto; Aono, Masakazu

    2016-01-27

    Fabrication of protein-inorganic hybrid materials of innumerable hierarchical patterns plays a major role in the development of multifunctional advanced materials with their improved features in synergistic way. However, effective fabrication and applications of the hybrid structures is limited due to the difficulty in control and production cost. Here, we report the controlled fabrication of complex hybrid flowers with hierarchical porosity through a green and facile coprecipitation method by using industrial waste natural silk protein sericin. The large surface areas and porosity of the microsize hybrid flowers enable water purification through adsorption of different heavy metal ions. The high adsorption capacity depends on their morphology, which is changed largely by sericin concentration in their fabrication. Superior adsorption and greater selectivity of the Pb(II) ions have been confirmed by the characteristic growth of needle-shaped nanowires on the hierarchical surface of the hybrid flowers. These hybrid flowers show excellent thermal stability even after complete evaporation of the protein molecules, significantly increasing the porosity of the flower petals. A simple, cost-effective and environmental friendly fabrication method of the porous flowers will lead to a new solution to water pollution required in the modern industrial society.

  12. 激光烧蚀-电感耦合等离子体质谱法测定塑料中的Pb、Cd、Cr和Hg%Determination of Pb, Cd, Cr and Hg in plastic materials by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

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    金献忠; 陈建国; 杨文潮; 潘炜娟

    2010-01-01

    采用激光烧蚀固体进样技术的电感耦合等离子体质谱法(LA-ICP-MS)测定了塑料中的Pb、Cd、Cr和Hg. 选择了线扫描激光烧蚀方式,并从灵敏度和稳定性角度优化了工作参数. 根据计算分馏因子考察了分馏效应,结果表明,所测元素分馏效应小. 塑料中Hg的记忆效应严重,认为主要来自样品表面吸附,减小样品的表面积可减小Hg的记忆效应. 以聚丙烯标准物质及其空白片作校准曲线,应用于ABS、PPS、PA66+30% GF、PVC、PTFE等实际塑料样品的测定,测定结果与ICP-OES (XRF)法测定值基本吻合. Pb、Cd、Cr和Hg的检测下限分别为0.002、0.001、0.08和1.5 mg/kg.

  13. Investigation on structural, Mössbauer and ferroelectric properties of (1-x)PbFe0.5Nb0.5O3-(x)BiFeO3 solid solution

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    Dadami, Sunanda T.; Matteppanavar, Shidaling; Shivaraja, I.; Rayaprol, Sudhindra; Angadi, Basavaraj; Sahoo, Balaram

    2016-11-01

    In this study, (1-x)PbFe0.5Nb0.5O3(PFN)-(x)BiFeO3(BFO) multiferroic solid solutions with x=0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 were synthesized through single step solid state reaction method and characterized thoroughly through X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR), Raman, Mössbauer spectroscopy and ferroelectric studies. The room temperature (RT) XRD studies confirmed the formation of single phase with negligible amount of secondary phases (x=0.2 and 0.4). The zoomed XRD patterns of (1-x)PFN-(x)BFO solid solutions showed the clear structural phase transition from monoclinic (Cm) to rhombohedral (R3c) at x=0.4. The Raman spectra of the (1-x)PFN-(x)BFO solid solutions showed the composition dependent phase transition from monoclinic (Cm) to rhombohedral (R3c). With increasing x in PFN, the modes related monoclinic symmetry changes to those of rhombohedral symmetry. The RT Mössbauer spectroscopy results evidenced the existence of composition dependent phase transition from paramagnetic to weak antiferromagnetic ordering and weak antiferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic ordering. The Mössbauer spectroscopy showed paramagnetic behavior with a doublet for x=0.0, 0.1 and 0.2 are shows the weak antiferromagnetic with paramagnetic ordering. For x=0.3 and 0.4 shows the sextet pattern and it is a clear evidence of antiferromagnetism. The ferroelectric (P-E) loops at RT indicate the presence of small polarization, as the x concentration increases in PFN, the remnant polarization and coercive field were decreased, which may due to the increase in the conductivity and leaky behavior of the samples.

  14. Pb II

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    ISSN 1684–5315 ©2012 Academic Journals ... Exposure to Pb above permissible limit (50 ppb in water) .... taken and analyzed for residual metal concentration determination. ..... loss in Pb(II) sorption capacity up to five cycles of reuse of.

  15. Bonding and Moessbauer Isomer Shifts in (Hg,Pb)—1223 Cuprate

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    高发明; 田永君; 谌岩; 李东春; 董海峰; 张思远

    2003-01-01

    By using the chemical bond theory of dielectric description,the chemical bond parameters of(Hg,Pb)-1223 were calculated.The results show that the(Ba,Sr)-O and Ca-0 types of bond have higher ionic character,while the Cu-O and(Hg,Pb)-0 types of bond have more covalent character.Moessbauer isomer shifts of 57Fe and 119Sn doped in(Hg,Pb)-1223 were calculated by using the chemical environmental factor,he,defined by covalency and electronic polarizability.Four valence state tin and three valence iron sites were identified in 57Fe and 119Sn doped(Hg,Pb)-1223 superconductor.It can be concluded that all of the Fe atoms substitute the Cu at square planar Cu(1) site,Whereas Sn prefers to substitute the square pyramidal Cu(2) site.

  16. Study on Effect of Hg,Cr and Pb Pollution on Seed Germination、Growth and Development of Seedling of Mung Bean%Hg、Cr和Pb污染对绿豆种子萌发及幼苗生长发育的影响

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    郭锋; 樊文华

    2008-01-01

    采用水培和沙培试验,研究了重金属Hg、Cr和Pb单一及复合污染对绿豆种子萌发和幼苗生长发育的影响.结果表明:重金属Hg、Cr和Pb单一污染均抑制了绿豆种子的萌发,处理浓度越高,对种子萌发的抑制作用越明显;除低浓度的Pb污染促进了绿豆幼苗地上部分的生长外,其余处理均抑制了绿豆幼苗的生长.重金属Hg、Cr和Pb不同组合的4种复合处理均抑制了绿豆种子的萌发及幼苗的生长,其中Hg2++Pb2+影响程度最大.

  17. Spectroscopy of exotic nuclei with A {approx} 190: single particle states and collective properties of {sup 187,189}Bi and {sup 188}Pb; Spectroscopie de noyaux exotiques dans la region de masse A {approx} 190: la structure des isotopes {sup 187,189}Bi et {sup 188}Pb

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    Huerstel, A

    2002-11-01

    This thesis is devoted to the study of very neutron deficient nuclei in the lead region of the nuclear chart and more precisely to the investigation of the single particle states and collective properties of the {sup 187,189}Bi isotopes by gamma-ray spectroscopy. These nuclei were produced via fusion-evaporation reaction induced by a krypton beam on a silver target. In this mass region, the cross section for producing these nuclei are very low, of the order of a few micro-barns, making experimental studies very difficult. The identification of the nuclei was done using the very powerful RDT (Recoil Decay Tagging) technique, based on the selection of the isotopes through their characteristic alpha-particle decays. The experiments were performed at the university of Jyvdskyla (Finland) with the facility combining the gamma-ray spectrometer JUROSPHERE and the magnetic gas-filled separator RITU. Isomeric states were observed in both nuclei and their life-times measured. The systematics of individual proton states in odd-mass bismuth isotopes have been reproduced with a shell model up to 20 neutrons away from the valley of stability. Furthermore, rotational bands, a signature of collective nuclear motion, have been established for the first time in these nuclei. The interpretation of these results led to the conclusion that {sup 187,189}Bi have a prolate shape at low excitation energy, unlike the heavier bismuth isotopes which have been interpreted to have oblate deformation, implying a shape transition in this mass region. Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov calculations are consistent with the experimental indication of shape coexistence, as seen in the neighbouring even-even lead nuclei. (author)

  18. Microstructural and magneto-transport properties of Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 8+δ} superconducting ceramics

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    Boudjadja, Y., E-mail: yazid.bouj@Gmail.com [NDT Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, Jijel University, Jijel 18000 (Algeria); Amira, A.; Mahamdioua, N.; Saoudel, A. [NDT Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, Jijel University, Jijel 18000 (Algeria); Menassel, S. [MSAR Unit, Physics Department, Constantine 1 University, Constantine 25017 (Algeria); Varilci, A.; Terzioglu, C.; Altintas, S.P. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AIB University, Bolu 14280 (Turkey)

    2017-01-15

    This study aims to investigate the effect of Gd doping on the phase formation, microstructure, transport and magnetic properties of the Bi(Pb)-2212 system. A series of superconducting bulks with a nominal composition of Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 8+δ} with x=0, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15 are synthesized by the solid state synthesis route. The formed samples are characterized by means of X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), electrical transport and magnetic measurements. The experiment results reveal that all the samples doped are composed of Bi-2212 phase and traces of Bi-2201 secondary phase when compared to the undoped sample. The refinement of cell parameters shows that the doping reduces the cell volume of the samples. The texture degree decreases with doping while the degree of orthorhombicity increases. Quantitative EDS analysis confirms that Gd atoms are successfully introduced into crystalline structure. The SEM micrographs show randomly distributed grains with a flake-like shape. The highest value of onset critical transition temperatures is obtained for x=0.10 and is about 90.22 K, which correlates well with the observed slope of resistivity and the hole concentration of the CuO{sub 2} layers. Magnetic hysteresis loops suggest that the diamagnetism, remanant magnetization and lower critical field are better for x=0.10. Based on the enhancements of both grain boundary weak-links and flux pinning centers, improvement of the critical current densities and flux pinning density is obtained with this kind of doping.

  19. Hg-Mask Coronagraph

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    Bourget, P.; Veiga, C. H.; Vieira Martins, R.; Assus, P.; Colas, F.

    In order to optimize the occulting process of a Lyot coronagraph and to provide a high dynamic range imaging, a new kind of occulting disk has been developed at the National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro. A mercury (Hg) drop glued onto an optical window by molecular cohesion and compressed by a pellicle film is used as the occulting disk. The minimum of the superficial tension potential function provides an optical precision (lambda/100) of the toric free surface of the mercury. This process provides a size control for the adaptation to the seeing conditions and to the apparent diameter of a resolved object, and in the case of adaptive optics, to the Airy diameter fraction needed. The occultation is a three dimensional process near the focal plane on the toric free surface that provides an apodization of the occultation. The Hg-Mask coronagraph has been projected for astrometric observations of faint satellites near to Jovian planets and works since 2000 at the 1.6 m telescope of the Pico dos Dias Observatory (OPD - Brazil).

  20. Transport critical current density of (Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4})Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}/Ag superconductor tapes with addition of nanosized CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}

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    Hafiz, M.; Abd-Shukor, R. [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, School of Applied Physics, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2015-09-15

    The effect of nanosized CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (60 nm) addition on the transport critical current density, J{sub c}, of (Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4})Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}(CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub x} (x = 0-0.05 wt%) superconductor prepared by the co-precipitation method was investigated. The optimal J{sub c} (measured using the four-point probe method) was observed in the x = 0.01 wt% pellets. Using this optimal wt%, Ag-sheathed (Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4})Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu3O{sub 10}(CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 0.01} superconductor tapes were fabricated using the powder-in-tube method. The tapes were sintered for 50 and 100 h at 845 C. The phase and microstructure of the samples were determined using the powder X-ray diffraction method and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The temperature dependence of J{sub c} for the tapes in various applied magnetic fields was also measured. J{sub c} of (Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4})Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}(CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 0.01}/Ag tapes sintered for 100 h was 22,420 A/cm{sup 2} at 30 K. The non-added tapes sintered for 100 h showed a much lower J{sub c} (8280 A/cm{sup 2} at 30 K). This study showed that addition of CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles enhanced the transport critical current density in the (Bi{sub 1.6}Pb{sub 0.4})Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} superconductor tapes. This result is consistent with the previous calculations on frozen flux superconductor in a nanomagnet-superconductor hybrid system. (orig.)

  1. Gd-substituted Bi-2223 superconductor

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    D R Mishra

    2008-03-01

    The effects of gadolinium doping at calcium site on the normal and super-conducting properties of Bi-2223 system were studied. The Gd-doped (BiPb)-2223 series of specimens, namely Batch I, II and III were sintered at three different sintering temperatures 830, 850 and 895° C respectively. The properties investigated are (1) the normal state resistivity with a view to study metal-to-insulator transition, (2) the XRD patterns of the specimens with a view to study the relative composition of (BiPb)-2212 and (BiPb)-2223 phases and (3) the superconducting fluctuation behaviour (SFB) with a view to determine the effect of doping, if any, on the dimensionality of the fluctuation conductivity of the system. The normal state resistivity of Gd-substituted Bi-2223 specimens shows metallic, semiconducting and insulating behaviour. The c( = 0) values indicate that (BiPb)-2223 phase is responsible for the observed superconducting transitions in Batch I and Batch II specimens with Gd concentrations ≤ 0.7. This observation is further confirmed in the analysis of XRD patterns of these specimens. Gadolinium, being a magnetic impurity, has pair breaking effect near the Fermi level and decreases c( = 0). The analysis of the superconducting fluctuation behaviour (SFB) shows a 2D dimensionality without any cross-over.

  2. Inhomogeneous distribution of the intergranular pinning energy in polycrystalline Bi{sub 1.64}Pb{sub 0.36}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O {sub y} superconductors

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    Govea-Alcaide, E. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oriente, Patricio Lumumba s/n, P.O. Box 90500, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 66318, 05315-970, S. Paulo, SP (Brazil); Hernandez-Wolpez, M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Camagueey, Crta. Circunvalacion Norte Km 5 1/2 s/n (Cuba); Batista-Leyva, A.J. [Superconductivity Laboratory, IMRE-Physics Faculty, University of Havana, 10400 Havana (Cuba); Department of General Physics and Mathematics, InSTEC, P.O. Box 6163, 10600 Havana (Cuba); Jardim, R.F. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 66318, 05315-970, S. Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mune, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oriente, Patricio Lumumba s/n, P.O. Box 90500, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)]. E-mail: mune@cnt.uo.edu.cu

    2005-06-15

    Measurements of the electrical resistivity as a function of temperature, {rho}(T), for different values of applied magnetic field, B {sub a} (0 B {sub a} 50 mT), were performed in samples extracted from different regions of the same Bi{sub 1.64}Pb{sub 0.36}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O {sub y} pellet in order to evaluate its homogeneity regarding the transport properties. Three pieces in form of slab were cut from the pellet. The first was extracted from the interface where the piston used in the compacting process has a direct mechanical contact with the powders (face A). The second, was taken from the interface parallel to the latter which is located in the base of the cylindrical sample (face B). Finally, the last piece was obtained by cutting an slab along the axis of the cylinder from the face A to face B. We have found appreciable differences in the grain orientation between these pieces by using X-ray diffractometry. Results indicate that the grains of the samples extracted from the interfaces A and B, are preferentially aligned with their c-axis parallel to the compacting direction. However, this feature is practically absent in the sample that was cut along the axis of the pellet, where the grains are more randomly oriented. The {rho}(T) dependence at zero applied magnetic field shows a similar metallic-like behavior in the normal-state region in all samples, but the electrical resistivity at 200 K of the samples extracted from the interfaces A and B is {approx}16% lower than the observed value for the other sample. In addition, the values of the so-called offset critical temperature, T {sub off}, show an appreciable decrease with increasing applied magnetic field, B {sub a}. In the case of the samples extracted from the faces A and B T {sub off} falls {approx}9%, while in the sample cut along the thickness of the pellets was {approx}13%. The above transport experimental results are interpreted in terms of changes in the grain alignment and the effective

  3. Development and Manufacture of Bi-2223 Wires

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    Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi

    This chapter reviews Ag-sheathed (Bi, Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox (Bi-2223) wire made by the powder-in-tube technique (PIT). The currently leading high-temperature superconductors (HTS) wire technology for practical use is Bi-2223 wire, made by the controlled over-pressure (CT-OP) sintering process. The CT-OP process uses pressures up to 30MPa during heat treatment. The technique densifies the Bi-2223 filaments and enhances the uniformity of the electrical and mechanical performance in the Bi-2223 wire. Today, Bi-2223 wires are used in most HTS applications, such as power cables, many kinds of magnets, and motors for ship propulsion and electric vehicles.

  4. Hyperfine interactions and electrical properties of multiferroic 0.5Bi{sub 0.95}Dy{sub 0.05}FeO{sub 3}-0.5Pb(Fe{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5})O{sub 3}

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    Stoch, A; Kulawik, J [Institute of Electron Technology, Krakow Division, ul. Zablocie 39, 30-701 Krakow (Poland); Zachariasz, P; Stoch, P; Maurin, J, E-mail: stoch@ite.waw.p [Institute of Atomic Energy Polatom, 05-400 Otwock-Swierk (Poland)

    2010-03-01

    0.5Bi{sub 0.95}Dy{sub 0.05}FeO{sub 3}-0.5Pb(Fe{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} is a multiferroic material, simultaneously revealing ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic ordering, synthesis is rather difficult. In this paper we present a conventional solid state reaction method for synthesis of 0.5Bi{sub 0.95}Dy{sub 0.05}FeO{sub 3}-0.5Pb(Fe{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} perovskite. A series of methodological measurements were carried out to determine the basic structural and electromagnetical properties. X-ray diffraction studies have been made in order to determine a crystal structure. Moessbauer effect spectroscopy was used to identify the oxidation state of Fe. Electrical properties of the perovskite ceramic were examined with impedance spectroscopy. The impedance spectra were analysed by means of an equivalent electrical circuit, and results are discussed in the scope of the brick layer model without easy paths.

  5. Impedance and modulus spectroscopy characterization of Tb modified Bi{sub 0.8}A{sub 0.1}Pb{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 0.9}Ti{sub 0.1}O{sub 3} ceramics

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    Thakur, Shweta; Rai, Radheshyam, E-mail: rshyam1273@gmail.com [School of Physics, Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh (India); Bdikin, Igor [Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA), University of Aveiro (Portugal); Valente, Manuel Almeida [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

    2016-01-15

    In this paper we present the impedance spectroscopy of ternary solid solutions of BiFeO{sub 3} , TbFeO{sub 3} and PbTiO{sub 3} , prepared by solid-state reaction method. The preliminary structural studies were carried out by X-ray diffraction technique, showing the formation of polycrystalline sample with ABO{sub 3} type of perovskite structure with hexagonal symmetry for Bi{sub 0.8}Tb{sub 0.1}Pb{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 0.9}Ti{sub 0.1}O{sub 3} system at room temperature. Dielectric and impedance study of this ceramic has been characterized in the temperature range 175 - 325 deg C and frequency range 100 Hz - 1 MHz. The maximum ferroelectric transition temperature (T{sub c} ) of this system was in the range 210 - 225 deg C with the dielectric constant having maximum value ∼ 2480 at 1 kHz. The complex impedance graph exhibited one impedance semicircle arc at all reported temperatures, which indicates that the impedance response is a Cole-Cole type relaxation. Single semicircle indicate that the grain effect of the bulk in ceramic. The bulk resistance of the material decreases with increasing temperature showing negative temperature showing a typical semiconducting property, i.e. negative temperature coefficient of resistance (NTCR) behavior. (author)

  6. Magnetic properties of Bi{sub 1.7}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 1.5}Ca{sub 2.5}Cu{sub 3.6}O{sub x}/(LiF){sub y} superconducting system

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    Mihalache, V.; Aldica, G.; Popa, S.; Crisan, A

    2003-02-15

    AC complex susceptibility (with and without a superimposed DC field) and DC magnetization measurements on (Bi,Pb)-2223 high-temperature superconductors with various amounts of LiF are presented. The results are discussed in the frame of the critical state model. The values of the intra- and inter-granular critical current density as well as of fields for full penetration are estimated. It can be seen that, in Bi{sub 1.7}Pb{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 1.5}Ca{sub 2.5}Cu{sub 3.6}O{sub x}/(LiF){sub y}, various amounts of LiF change the superconducting properties of both the grains and the inter-grain matrix. The intra-granular critical current density has similar values from both AC susceptibility and DC magnetization measurements, its highest value being attained for y=0.15. For all LiF-doped samples, a split of the peak corresponding to the dissipation in the grains was observed.

  7. [Sensitive determination of Bi3+ by spectrofluorimetry based on graphene oxide-methylene blue system].

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    Zhai, Qiu-ge; Guo, Peng; Zhou, Lin; Liu, Yan-ming

    2014-08-01

    Graphene oxide was prepared by the modified Hummers method and characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy. The interaction of graphene with methylene blue was studied by UV absorption, the intensity of two main absorption peaks of methylene blue decreased significantly after the fluorescence was quenched, and the energy transfer didn't occur because the overlap of the absorption spectrum of GO and the emission spectrum of MB is too small. Therefore, the fluorescence quenching of MB and GO was static. When adding a certain amount of Bi3+ in the graphene-methylene blue system, Bi3+ replaces the methylene blue from the graphene-methylene blue complexes because Bi3+ has the smaller volume and is more positively charged. The methylene blue therefore dissociates from the GO-MB complexes, resulting in the recovery of fluorescence of the system. Furthermore, the fluorescence of the system increases with the increase in the amount of Bi3+ due to the enhanced amount of MB in the system. A novel spectrofluorimetric method was therefore developed for the sensitive determination of Bi3+. Some parameters including the concentration of methylene blue, the amount of graphene oxide, the amount of nitric acid and the sequence of reagent adding were optimized to obtain higher sensitivity. The fluorescence of the system was detected at an emission wavelength of 667 nm with excitation at 690 nm. Under the optimized conditions, the concentration of Bi3+ showed good linear relationships with the fluorescence intensity in the range of 0.5-100 micromol x L(-1), with correlation coefficients of r = 0.9955. The limits of detection for Bi3+ was 1.0 x 10(-8) mol x L(-1) (S/N=3). The selectivity of the proposed method was evaluated and the results showed that 1000-fold K+, Ca+, Na+, Mg2+, Cu2+; 100-fold Fe3+, Be2+, SiO2- Al3+, Ni2+, Sb3+, NO3-, Cl-, F-, and 20-fold Pb2+, Hg2+, Cd2+ had negligible interference with the determination of Bi3+. The method has advantages of

  8. Simulation of Pb(p,xn) and Bi(p,xn) Pro duction Cross Sections in the Incident Proton Energy Range up to 3 GeV%Ep 63 GeV质子入射铅、铋引起的中子产生双微分截面的模拟

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    张苏雅拉吐; 陈志强; 韩瑞; 刘星泉; 林炜平; 靳增雪; 刘建立; 石福东

    2014-01-01

    加速器驱动次临界系统(ADS)液态Pb-Bi散裂靶的设计中,需要可靠的理论计算工具精确地预言几个GeV能量范围的质子引起的散裂反应产生的各种粒子和核素。利用蒙特卡罗模拟软件包Geant4计算研究了800 MeV至3 GeV质子入射铅、铋材料引起的中子产生双微分截面。比较了Geant4不同物理模型得到的模拟结果与现有的实验数据。其中,Geant4的QGSP BERT和QGSP INCL ABLA物理模型模拟结果很好地再现了实验数据。本工作证实了Geant4蒙特卡罗模拟软件包适合用于能量高达3 GeV的质子入射铅、铋引起的中子产生双微分截面的模拟计算。%A detailed design of the liquid Pb-Bi spallation target of the Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) requires powerful and reliable computational tools that can accurately predict particles and nuclides production by the proton induced spallation reactions in the energy range of a few GeV. In this paper, the neutron production double-differential cross sections for Pb and Bi target materials at incident proton kinetic energies between 800 MeV and 3 GeV are studied by calculations with Monte Carlo simulation package Geant4. The simulated results of Geant4 with several physics models are compared with available experimental data. The simulated results generated by QGSP BERT and QGSP INCL ABLA physics models of Geant4 well reproduce the available experimental data. The present results validated that Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation package is suitable for simulations of neutron production double-differential cross sections of proton induced reaction on Pb and Bi targets in the incident energy range up to 3 GeV.

  9. Luminescence efficiency growth in wide band gap semiconducting Bi2O3 doped Cd0.4Pb0.1B0.5 glasses and effect of γ-irradiation

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    Marzouk, M. A.; Ibrahim, S.; Hamdy, Y. M.

    2014-11-01

    Cadmium lead borate glasses together with other glasses containing different Bi2O3-doping concentrations (2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 mol%) were prepared by conventional melt annealing method. The density and molar volume values were calculated to obtain some insight on the packing density and arrangement in the network. Also their optical and structural properties have been characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, UV-visible spectroscopy, luminescence spectroscopy and FTIR spectroscopy. Optical measurements have been used to determine the optical band gap (Eg), Urbach energy (ΔE) and the refractive index (n). The results demonstrate the effective rule of Bi2O3 on the studied glasses. The undoped and Bi2O3 doped - glass show strong extended UV-near visible absorption bands which are attributed to the collective presence of both trace iron impurities from raw materials and also the sharing of bismuth Bi+3 ions. Furthermore, the luminescence intensity strongly increases with increasing Bi2O3 content which may be attributed to transfer of energy from transitions in its energy levels. It has been revealed that the decreasing values of optical band gap and band tail can be understood and related in terms of the structural changes that are taking place in the glass samples. The infrared absorption spectra of the prepared glasses show characteristic absorption bands related to the borate network (BO3, BO4 groups) together with vibrational modes due to Bi-O groups upon the introduction of Bi2O3. The prepared samples reveal a very limited response towards of gamma irradiation which reflects its shielding behavior towards the effect of such type of irradiation.

  10. Transmission electron microscopy investigation of Bi-2223/Ag tapes

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    Andersen, L.G.; Bals, S.; Tendeloo, G. Van

    2001-01-01

    The microstructure of (Bi,Pb)(2)Sr2Ca2CuOx (Bi-2223) tapes has been investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution TEM. The emphasis has been placed on: (1) an examination of the grain morphology and size, (2) grain and colony boundary angles, which are formed...

  11. NEUTRON DECAY OF THE ISOBARIC ANALOG STATE IN BI-209

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    BORDEWIJK, JA; BALANDA, A; BEAUMEL, D; BLOMGREN, J; BRANDENBURG, S; VANTHOF, G; HARAKEH, MN; HOFSTEE, MA; JANECKE, J; KRASZNAHORKAY, A; LAURENT, H; NILSSON, L; OLSSON, N; PERRINO, R; SIEBELINK, R; SODERMAN, PO; VANDERWERF, SY; VANDERWOUDE, A

    1994-01-01

    The isospin-forbidden neutron decay of the isobaric analog state in Bi-208 has been measured, following its excitation via the Pb-208(He-3, t)Bi-208 reaction at 61.2 MeV. In contrast to the proton decay, which is direct, the neutron decay spectrum has a statistical shape. Its branching ratio is dete

  12. Hg SOIL GAS AND Hg SOIL DISTRIBUTION AROUND FORMER „ZRINSKI“ MINE ON MT. MEDVEDNICA, CROATIA

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to present the field and laboratory researches, statistical analyses and graphical displays of the results of Hg soil gas and Hg soil distribution in the area around former mining site „Zrinski“ on Mt. Medvednica. The values of overall Hg concentrations in the soil gas show lognormal distribution, and their spatial distribution outlines the connection with the present Pb-Ag-Zn mineralization and confirms anthropogenic origin of uneven landscape relief (waste rock clusters. Regression analysis of the dependence between Hg contents in the soil gas and the distance from the mine entrance (correlation coefficient r also points to the considerable spatial dependence. Hg soil contents show as well distribution similar to lognormal, and there is a slight correlation when compared with Hg soil gas content. Concentrations are mostly within background values, except in the immediate vicinity of the mine entrance where the values are significantly higher due to the mineralization influence concentrated in the waste-rock clusters. Soil pollution caused by mercury is of local character with the spreading tendency to the south-west because of the dominant relief influence. Mercury found in the soil of the research location derives from the present mineral body and former mining activities, while possible anthropogenic atmospheric inputs from remote sources can not be proven on the basic of conducted research studies (the paper is published in Croatian.

  13. One disorder out of two orders: Synthesis and crystal structures of cation-ordered PbNaF2NO3, anion-ordered Pb2OFNO3, and continuous disordered (Pb, Na)2(O,F)2-δNO3 solid solution with Sillén-derived structures

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    Charkin, Dmitri O.; Plokhikh, Igor V.; Zaloga, Aleksandr N.; Lobanov, Maxim V.; Kazakov, Sergey M.

    2017-09-01

    Two new Sillén-like layered lead fluoride nitrates, PbNaF2NO3 and Pb2OFNO3, have been prepared at 300 °C. PbNaF2NO3 is a structural analog of alkaline earth - bismuth oxyhalides, BaBiO2X and SrBiO2X (X = Cl - I), but not the corresponding nitrates, SrBiO2NO3 or BaBiO2NO3. Pb2OFNO3 is analogous to the corresponding halides, Pb2OFX (X = Cl, Br, I). Both structures belong to orthorhombic symmetry and demonstrate Na/Pb and O/F ordering, respectively. A continuous solid solution is formed between PbNaF2NO3 and Pb2OFNO3 which demonstrates neither cation nor anion ordering; the structure of intermediate composition Pb1.5Na0.5F1.5O0.5NO3 was refined in tetragonal symmetry and is indeed very close to that of PbBiO2NO3 and CaBiO2NO3. In PbNaF2NO3, the O:F ratio may be varied to a slight extent, PbNaF2-2yOyyNO3, which also breaks the Na - Pb cation ordering. Analogous fluoride halides could not be prepared. Structural analogies to lead, bismuth, and antimony oxyhalides are discussed.

  14. Hg removal and the effects of coexisting metals in forward osmosis and membrane distillation.

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    Wu, Chia-Yu; Chen, Shiao-Shing; Zhang, Dai-Zhou; Kobayashi, Jun

    2017-06-01

    In this study, we investigate the rejection of Hg, Cd, and Pb and the effect of coexisting metals on Hg removal through forward osmosis (FO) and membrane distillation (MD) in order to establish a more effective water treatment process. The results of our laboratory experiment indicate that more than 97% of the rejection for each metal is achieved through the FO system, and this rejection is the highest among previous studies using membrane filtrations. Moreover, we examine the matrix effect of the coexisting Cd and Pb on the rejection of Hg in the FO system. Hg(2+) rejection increases with increase in the concentration of the coexisting metals. Furthermore, we study the effect of the Hg concentration and the water temperature on rejection of Hg(2+). Indeed, the rejection of Hg(2+) is achieved above 95% under any condition. However, approximately 1-10 ppb Hg from the feed solution remains in the draw solution due to permeation. Therefore, we use a FO-MD hybrid system. Approximately 100% rejection of Hg(2+) and a stable water flux are achieved. Thus, the FO-MD hybrid system is considered an important alternative to previous studies using membrane filtration for heavy metals removal.

  15. Po-210 and Pb-210 as atmospheric tracers and global atmospheric Pb-210 fallout: a review.

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    Baskaran, M

    2011-05-01

    Over the past ∼ 5 decades, the distribution of (222)Rn and its progenies (mainly (210)Pb, (210)Bi and (210)Po) have provided a wealth of information as tracers to quantify several atmospheric processes that include: i) source tracking and transport time scales of air masses; ii) the stability and vertical movement of air masses iii) removal rate constants and residence times of aerosols; iv) chemical behavior of analog species; and v) washout ratios and deposition velocities of aerosols. Most of these applications require that the sources and sink terms of these nuclides are well characterized. Utility of (210)Pb, (210)Bi and (210)Po as atmospheric tracers requires that data on the (222)Rn emanation rates is well documented. Due to low concentrations of (226)Ra in surface waters, the (222)Rn emanation rates from the continent is about two orders of magnitude higher than that of the ocean. This has led to distinctly higher (210)Pb concentrations in continental air masses compared to oceanic air masses. The highly varying concentrations of (210)Pb in air as well the depositional fluxes have yielded insight on the sources and transit times of aerosols. In an ideal enclosed air mass (closed system with respect to these nuclides), the residence times of aerosols obtained from the activity ratios of (210)Pb/(222)Rn, (210)Bi/(210)Pb, and (210)Po/(210)Pb are expected to agree with each other, but a large number of studies have indicated discordance between the residence times obtained from these three pairs. Recent results from the distribution of these nuclides in size-fractionated aerosols appear to yield consistent residence time in smaller-size aerosols, possibly suggesting that larger size aerosols are derived from resuspended dust. The residence times calculated from the (210)Pb/(222)Rn, (210)Bi/(210)Pb, and (210)Po/(210)Pb activity ratios published from 1970's are compared to those data obtained in size-fractionated aerosols in this decade and possible reasons for

  16. Sediment accumulation and mercury (Hg) flux in Avicennia marina forest of Deep Bay, China

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    Li, Ruili; Chai, Minwei; Guo, Meixian; Qiu, Guo Yu

    2016-08-01

    To investigate the rate of sediment accumulation and mercury (Hg) flux in Avicennia marina forest of Deep Bay, China, sediment cores were analyzed. The results showed that Hg concentrations were much higher at all depths compared to the background level. A high correlation between Hg and total organic carbon (TOC) indicated their similar anthropogenic origin. Sedimentation rate was estimated to be 1.38 cm a-1 by 210Pb geochronology. The increase in the mass sediment accumulation rates was rapid (range: 0.5-0.94 g cm-2 a-1), and the Hg fluxes ranged between 76 and 116 ng cm-2 a-1 during the last three decades. The reduction in both Hg concentrations and flux during the last decade may be due to the adoption of contamination control policies. Our results support the notion that the Hg fluxes determined from the sediment cores reveal the effects of anthropogenic influences from the areas around Deep Bay.

  17. Enhanced Hg{sup 2+} removal and Hg{sup 0} re-emission control from wet fuel gas desulfurization liquors with additives

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    Tingmei Tang; Jiang Xu; Rongjie Lu; Jingjing Wo; Xinhua Xu [Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China). Department of Environmental Engineering

    2010-12-15

    Secondary atmospheric pollutions may result from wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems caused by the reduction of Hg{sup 2+} to Hg{sup 0}. The present study employed three agents: Na{sub 2}S, 2,4,6-trimercaptotiazine, trisodium salt nonahydrate (TMT) and sodium dithiocarbamate (DTCR) to precipitate aqueous Hg{sup 2+} in simulated desulfurization solutions. The effects of the precipitator's dosing quantity, the initial pH value, the reaction temperature, the concentrations of Cl{sup -} and other metal ions (e.g. Cu{sup 2+} and Pb{sup 2+}) on Hg{sup 2+} removal were studied. A linear relationship was observed between Hg{sup 2+} removal efficiency and the increasing precipitator's doses along with initial pH. The addition of chloride and metal ions impaired the Hg{sup 2+} removal from solutions due to the complexation of Cl{sup -} and Hg{sup 2+} as well as the chelating competition between Hg{sup 2+} and other metal ions. Based on a comprehensive comparison of the treatment effects, DTCR was found to be the most effective precipitating agent. Moreover, all the precipitating agents were potent enough to inhibit Hg{sup 2+} reduction as well as Hg{sup 0} re-emission from FGD liquors. More than 90% Hg{sup 2+} was captured by precipitating agents while Hg{sup 2+} reduction efficiency decreased from 54% to just less than 3%. The additives could efficiently control the secondary Hg{sup 0} pollution from FGD liquors. 21 refs., 6 figs.

  18. Presence of a monoclinic (Pm) phase in the morphotropic phase boundary region of multiferroic (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} solid solution: A Rietveld study

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    Pandey, Rishikesh, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com, E-mail: aksingh.mst@itbhu.ac.in; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com, E-mail: aksingh.mst@itbhu.ac.in [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2014-07-28

    We present here the results of structural studies on multiferroic (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} solid solution using Rietveld analysis on powder x-ray diffraction data in the composition range 0.35 ≤ x ≤ 0.55. The stability region of various crystallographic phases at room temperature for (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} is determined precisely. Structural transformation from pseudo-cubic (x ≤ 0.40) to tetragonal (x ≥ 0.50) phase is observed via phase coexistence region demarcating the morphotropic phase boundary. The morphotropic phase boundary region consists of coexisting tetragonal and monoclinic structures with space group P4mm and Pm, respectively, stable in composition range 0.41 ≤ x ≤ 0.49 as confirmed by Rietveld analysis. The results of Rietveld analysis completely rule out the coexistence of rhombohedral and tetragonal phases in the morphotropic phase boundary region reported by earlier workers. A comparison between the bond lengths for “B-site cations-oxygen anions” obtained after Rietveld refinement, with the bond length calculated using Shannon-Prewitt ionic radii, reveals the ionic nature of B-O (Ni/Ti-O) bonds for the cubic phase and partial covalent character for the other crystallographic phases.

  19. Pb inventory in an ombrotrophic bog decreases over time

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    Baumann, E.; Jeremiason, J.; Sebestyen, S.

    2016-12-01

    Peat cores were collected from the S2 ombrotrophic bog at the Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF) to determine if the Pb inventory in the bog has decreased over time. Pb concentrations in the outflow of the bog measured from 2009-2016 indicated continued mobilization and export of Pb out of the bog despite dramatic decreases in atmospheric deposition. A seminal study conducted by Urban et al. (1990) from 1981-1983 calculated a mass balance of Pb in the S2 watershed which included a Pb inventory in peat based on the approximate time frame of 1930 to 1983. We collected peat cores in 2016 to compare peat inventories of Pb over the same time range. We found that Pb inventories in the peat have decreased over time, consistent with Pb being mobilized by dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and gradually flushed out of the bog. Since 1983, DOC levels may have increased leading to further Pb mobilization and transport from the bog, but this trend is unclear. In contrast to Pb concentrations in the outflow water, upland runoff and the surface sphagnum moss layer have dramatically lower Pb concentrations compared to 1980s levels indicating fast ecosystem responses to a decrease in Pb inputs in these compartments. However, the deeper peat layers near the water table are responding more slowly to the decrease in Pb inputs and historical Pb inputs continue to be mobilized and transported from the bog. Our results would be applicable to other trace metals, such as Hg, that bind strongly to DOC. For example, a dramatic decrease in Hg deposition would not result in near-term decreases in Hg out of the bog.

  20. Transport and ac susceptibility measurements on silver wrapped pellets of Bi1.7Pb0.35Sr1.9Ca2.1Cu3Oy superconductors

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    Terzioglu, C.; Yegen, D.; Varilci, A.; Belenli, I.

    2009-03-01

    The effect of the cooling rates on oxygen content of silver sheathed Bi-2223 bulk superconducting samples was investigated performing dc electrical resistivity, transport critical current density, ac susceptibility and x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. The bulk samples with Ag sheathing were annealed under identical conditions and cooled with rates of 25° C / h, 50° C / h, 75° C / h, and 100° C / h. We estimated the transition temperatures from both dc resistivity and ac susceptibility as a function of temperature measurements. It is observed that Tc and Jc depend on cooling rates of the samples. Tc and Jc decrease with increasing cooling rates. The imaginary part of ac susceptibility measurements is used to calculate inter-granular critical current density using the Bean Model. Jc(Tp) is also seen to decreases with increasing cooling rates. The peak temperature, Tp, in the imaginary part of the ac susceptibility is shifted to a lower temperature with increasing cooling rates as well as increasing ac magnetic fields. The force pinning density decreased with increasing the cooling rates. XRD patterns are given to determine lattice parameter c and obtain information about Bi-2223 and Bi-2212 phases.

  1. Influence of gold diffusion-doped on phase formation, superconducting and microstructure properties of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.9}Ca{sub 2.1}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} superconductors

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    Ozturk, O [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Kastamonu University, 37600 Kastamonu (Turkey); Akdogan, M; Terzioglu, C [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu (Turkey); Gencer, A, E-mail: terzioglu_c@ibu.edu.t [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ankara University, 06100 Ankara (Turkey)

    2009-03-01

    We report on low-field magnetic properties of gold diffusion-doped Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.9}Ca{sub 2.1}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} superconducting bulk samples by performing ac susceptibility measurements. The undoped samples were prepared by the standard solid-state reaction method. Doping of Bi{sub 1.8}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.9}Ca{sub 2.1}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} was carried out by means of Au-diffusion during sintering from an evaporated gold film on pellets. To investigate the effect of gold-diffusion and diffusion-annealing duration on transport, magnetic and microstructure properties of the superconducting samples we performed magnetoresistivity, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. The ac susceptibility as a function of temperature measurements were carried out at different values of the ac magnetic field amplitudes (Hac) in the range between 20A/m and 320 A/m for 211 Hz. The imaginary part of ac susceptibility measurements is used to calculate intergranular critical current density J{sub c}(T{sub p}) using the Bean Model. J{sub c}(T{sub p}) is seen to increase from 60 A cm{sup -2} to 90 A cm{sup -2} with increasing diffusion-annealing time from 10 h to 50 h. The peak temperature, T{sub p}, in the imaginary part of the ac susceptibility is shifted to a lower temperature with decreasing diffusion-annealing duration as well as increasing ac magnetic fields. The force pinning density (alpha{sub j}j (0)) increased with increasing diffusion annealing time. The value of T{sub c} in gold-diffused samples, in comparison with the undoped samples, increased from 100 +- 0.2 K to 104 +- 0.2 K. It was observed that the value of T{sub c-offset} of the gold-doped samples enhanced with further increasing diffusion-annealing duration. XRD patterns and SEM micrographs are used to obtain information about Bi-2223 phase ratio, lattice parameters and grain size of the samples. Gold doping enhanced the formation high-T{sub c} phase and increased the

  2. Evaluation on the stability of Hg in ABS disk CRM during measurements by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

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    Ohata, Masaki; Kidokoro, Toshihiro; Hioki, Akiharu

    2012-01-01

    The stability of Hg in an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene disk certified reference material (ABS disk CRM, NMIJ CRM 8116-a) during measurements by wavelength dispersion X-ray fluorescence (WD-XRF) analysis was evaluated in this study. The XRF intensities of Hg (L(α)) and Pb (L(α)) as well as the XRF intensity ratios of Hg (L(α))/Pb (L(α)) observed under different X-ray tube current conditions as well as their irradiation time were examined to evaluate the stability of Hg in the ABS disk CRM. The observed XRF intensities and the XRF intensity ratios for up to 32 h of measurements under 80 mA of X-ray tube current condition were constant, even though the surface of the ABS disk CRM was charred by the X-ray irradiation with high current for a long time. Moreover, the measurements on Hg and Pb in the charred disks by an energy dispersive XRF (ED-XRF) spectrometer showed constant XRF intensity ratios of Hg (L(α))/Pb (L(α)). From these results, Hg in the ABS disk CRM was evaluated to be sufficiently stable for XRF analysis.

  3. E2 and M1 Transition Probabilities in Odd Mass Hg Nuclei

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    Berg, V.; Baecklin, A.; Fogelberg, B.; Malmskog, S.G.

    1969-10-15

    L- and M-subshell ratios have been measured for the 39.5 keV transition in {sup 193}Hg and the 37.1 and 16.2 keV transitions in {sup 195}Hg yielding 0.38 {+-} 0.12 , <0.02 and 0.08 {+-} 0.03 per cent E2, respectively. The half-lives of the 39.5 keV level in {sup 193}Hg and the 53.3 and 37.1 keV levels in {sup 195}Hg have been measured by the delayed coincidence method, yielding values of 0.63 {+-} 0.03, 0.72 {+-} 0.03 and <0.05 nsec respectively. A systematic compilation of reduced E2 and M1 transition probabilities in odd mass Pt, Hg and Pb nuclei is given and compared to theoretical predictions.

  4. Agile BI – The Future of BI

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    Mihaela MUNTEAN

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In a rapidly changing economy, Business Intelligence solutions have to become more agile. This paper attempts to discuss some questions which help in creating an agile BI solution such as: What is Agile? Why agile is so well suited for BI? Which are the key elements that promote an agile BI solution? Also, this paper briefly looks at technologies that can be used for enabling an agile BI solution.

  5. Modification of carbon screen-printed electrodes by adsorption of chemically synthesized Bi nanoparticles for the voltammetric stripping detection of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II).

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    Rico, Ma Angeles Granado; Olivares-Marín, Mara; Gil, Eduardo Pinilla

    2009-12-15

    A simple procedure for the chemical synthesis of bismuth nanoparticles and subsequent adsorption on commercial screen-printed carbon electrodes offer reliable quantitation of trace zinc, cadmium and lead by anodic stripping square-wave voltammetry in nondeareated water samples. The influence of two hydrodynamic configurations (convective cell and flow cell) and the effect of various experimental variables upon the stripping signals at the bismuth-coated sensor are explored. The square-wave peak current signal is linear over the low ng mL(-1) range (120 s deposition), with detections limits ranging from 0.9 to 4.9 ng mL(-1) and good precision. Applicability to waste water certified reference material and drinking water samples is demonstrated. The attractive behaviour of the new disposable Bi nanoparticles modified carbon strip electrodes, coupled with the negligible toxicity of bismuth, hold great promise for decentralized heavy metal testing in environmental and industrial effluents waters.

  6. The role of spontaneous polarization in the negative thermal expansion of tetragonal PbTiO3-based compounds.

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    Chen, Jun; Nittala, Krishna; Forrester, Jennifer S; Jones, Jacob L; Deng, Jinxia; Yu, Ranbo; Xing, Xianran

    2011-07-27

    PbTiO(3)-based compounds are well-known ferroelectrics that exhibit a negative thermal expansion more or less in the tetragonal phase. The mechanism of negative thermal expansion has been studied by high-temperature neutron powder diffraction performed on two representative compounds, 0.7PbTiO(3)-0.3BiFeO(3) and 0.7PbTiO(3)-0.3Bi(Zn(1/2)Ti(1/2))O(3), whose negative thermal expansion is contrarily enhanced and weakened, respectively. With increasing temperature up to the Curie temperature, the spontaneous polarization displacement of Pb/Bi (δz(Pb/Bi)) is weakened in 0.7PbTiO(3)-0.3BiFeO(3) but well-maintained in 0.7PbTiO(3)-0.3Bi(Zn(1/2)Ti(1/2))O(3). There is an apparent correlation between tetragonality (c/a) and spontaneous polarization. Direct experimental evidence indicates that the spontaneous polarization originating from Pb/Bi-O hybridization is strongly associated with the negative thermal expansion. This mechanism can be used as a guide for the future design of negative thermal expansion of phase-transforming oxides.

  7. Chemical thermodynamics of the Hg1212 phase

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    Tsuchiya, Tetsuo; Fueki, Kazuo

    1997-02-01

    The single phase of Hg1212 was synthesized by the simple oxide method using starting materials containing HgO 16% in excess. Stability regions of Hg1212 and pure HgO were determined by measuring the decomposition temperature as a function of oxygen partial pressure, and thermodynamic diagrams showing the stability domains of HgO and Hg1212 were constructed. The thermodynamical condition of formation of Hg1212 was discussed using the diagrams. It was found by chemical analysis that the valence of Hg is always 2 + and the valence of Ce changes with the oxygen content. TC (zero) changed from 122 to 118 K when the oxygen content was increased from 6.10 to 6.22.

  8. Preparation of flowerlike BiOBr/Bi2MoO6 composite superstructures and the adsorption behavior to dyes

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    He, Qiong; Ni, Yonghong; Ye, Shiyong

    2017-05-01

    Flowerlike BiOBr/Bi2MoO6 composite superstructures were synthesized by a simple solvothermal route with subsequent direct precipitation at room temperature, employing bismuth nitrate, sodium molybdate, and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as the raw materials. The phase and the morphology of the as-prepared products were characterized by SEM, TEM, SAED, XRD and EDS. BET investigation proved the mesoporous structure of flowerlike BiOBr/Bi2MoO6 composite superstructures. It was found that the composite superstructures exhibited higher adsorption ability to methylene blue (MB) and pyronine B (PB) dyes from their solutions than single component (BiOBr or Bi2MoO6). As a case, the adsorption behavior of MB aqueous solution on BiOBr/Bi2MoO6 composite superstructures was detailedly studied, including the adsorption isotherm, kinetics and thermodynamic parameters. The results indicated that flowerlike BiOBr/Bi2MoO6 composite superstructures have potential applications in the field of wastewater treatment.

  9. Exploring the Effects of the Pb(2+) Substitution in MAPbI3 on the Photovoltaic Performance of the Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells.

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    Frolova, Lyubov A; Anokhin, Denis V; Gerasimov, Kirill L; Dremova, Nadezhda N; Troshin, Pavel A

    2016-11-03

    Here we report a systematic study of the Pb(2+) substitution in the hybrid iodoplumbate MAPbI3 with a series of elements affecting optoelectronic, structural, and morphological properties of the system. It has been shown that even partial replacement of lead with Cd(2+), Zn(2+), Fe(2+), Ni(2+), Co(2+), In(3+), Bi(3+), Sn(4+), and Ti(4+) results in a significant deterioration of the photovoltaic characteristics. On the contrary, Hg-containing hybrid MAPb1-xHgxI3 salts demonstrated a considerably improved solar cell performance at optimal mercury loading. This result opens up additional dimension in the compositional engineering of the complex lead halides for designing novel photoactive materials with advanced optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties.

  10. Structural and Moessbauer effect studies of 0.1Bi{sub 0.95}Dy{sub 0.05}FeO{sub 3}-0.9Pb(Fe{sub 2/3}W{sub 1/3})O{sub 3} multiferroic

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    Stoch, P; Maurin, J; Zachariasz, P [Institute of Atomic Energy - POLATOM, 05-400 Otwock - Swierk (Poland); Stoch, A; Kulawik, J, E-mail: stoch@ite.waw.pl [Institute of Electron Technology Krakow Division, Zablocie 39, 30 -701 Krakow (Poland)

    2011-10-29

    Multiferroics which are simultaneously ferroelectric and magnetically ordered are of great importance both for fundamental solid state physics and for modern technology. The polycrystalline sample of 0.1Bi{sub 0.95}Dy{sub 0.05}FeO{sub 3} - 0.9Pb(Fe{sub 2/3}W{sub 1/3})O{sub 3} were synthesized using standard sintering procedure. Crystal phase purity and crystal structure were determined using XRD method. The obtained crystal structure of the compound is a tetragonally distorted perovskite like structure (P4mm) with lattice parameters a = b = 3.987 A, c = 3.990 A. Moessbauer Effect (ME) studies were performed on {sup 57}Fe nuclei at 77K. The obtained spectra are composed of three Zeeman sextets. In the middle part of the obtained spectra there is observed paramagnetic dublet, which could be designated to impurity phase, which wasn't reveled on XRD pattern. The hyperfine interaction parameters for the all subspectra components confirm existence iron Fe{sup 3+} only in the investigated material.

  11. Grain size dependent phase stabilities and presence of a monoclinic (Pm) phase in the morphotropic phase boundary region of (1−x)Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} piezoceramics

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    Upadhyay, Ashutosh; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com, E-mail: aksingh.mst@itbhu.ac.in [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2015-04-14

    Results of the room temperature structural studies on (1−x)Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} ceramics using Rietveld analysis of the powder x-ray diffraction data in the composition range 0.28 ≤ x ≤ 0.45 are presented. The morphotropic phase boundary region exhibits coexistence of monoclinic (space group Pm) and tetragonal (space group P4 mm) phases in the composition range 0.33 ≤ x ≤ 0.40. The structure is nearly single phase monoclinic (space group Pm) in the composition range 0.28 ≤ x ≤ 0.32. The structure for the compositions with x ≥ 0.45 is found to be predominantly tetragonal with space group P4 mm. Rietveld refinement of the structure rules out the coexistence of rhombohedral and tetragonal phases in the morphotropic phase boundary region reported by earlier authors. The Rietveld structure analysis for the sample x = .35 calcined at various temperatures reveals that phase fraction of the coexisting phases in the morphotropic phase boundary region varies with grain size. The structural parameters of the two coexisting phases also change slightly with changing grain size.

  12. Effect of La-substitution on structural, dielectric and electrical properties of (Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.5}) (Fe{sub 0.5}Zr{sub 0.25}Ti{sub 0.25})O{sub 3}

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    Panda, Niranjan [Driems Engineering College, Department of Physics, Cuttack (India); Pattanayak, Samita [College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Physics, Bhubaneswar (India); Choudhary, R.N.P. [Siksha ' O' Anusandhan University, Department of Physics, Bhubaneswar (India); Kumar, Ashok [National Physical Laboratory (CSIR), New Delhi (India)

    2016-09-15

    As lead zirconium titanate and bismuth ferrite (BFO), members of perovskite family, have high dielectric constant and ferroelectric/ferromagnetic phase transition temperature, they are used for many potential applications including random access memory, sensors. The present work describes the modifications in the ferroelectric behaviour of PZT doped BFO due to substitution of few molar percent of La on Fe-site. A thorough comparative investigation of the frequency and temperature response of dielectric permittivity, dielectric loss, electric modulus, complex impedance and ferroelectric properties of Bi{sub 0.5}Pb{sub 0.5}[Fe{sub (0.5-x)}La{sub x}(Zr{sub 0.25}Ti{sub 0.25})] O{sub 3}, where x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 (hence forth called as BFPZLTO) compounds were studied in a wide frequency range 10 kHz to 1 MHz at temperature range 25-400 C using ac impedance spectroscopy and electric modulus analysis. The structural analysis of compound revealed the tetragonal phase with space group P4 mm at room temperature. Cole-Cole plots are used for interpretation of relaxation mechanism in the materials. The materials especially the compound with x = 0.3 found more suitable to be used in transducers, RAMs, flip-flop memories, etc., for electronics applications. (orig.)

  13. Residual nuclide formation in 206,207,208,nat-Pb and 209-Bi induced by 0.04-2.6 GeV Protons as well as in 56-Fe induced by 0.3-2.6 GeV Protons

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    Titarenko, Yu E; Titarenko, A Yu; Butko, M A; Pavlov, K V; Tikhonov, R S; Florya, S N; Mashnik, S G; Ignatyuk, A V; Gudowski, W

    2007-01-01

    5972 independent and cumulative yields of radioactive residuals nuclei have been measured in 55 thin 206,207,208,nat-Pb and 209-Bi targets irradiated by 0.04, 0.07, 0.10, 0.15, 0.25, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, and 2.6 GeV protons. Besides, 219 yields have been measured in 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.6 GeV proton-irradiated 56-Fe target. The protons were extracted from the ITEP U-10 synchrotron. The measured data are compared with experimental results obtained elsewhere and with theoretical calculations by LAHET, MCNPX, CEM03, LAQGSM03, CASCADE, CASCADO, and LAHETO codes. The predictive power was found to be different for each of the codes tested, but was satisfactory on the whole in the case of spallation products. At the same time, none of the codes can de-scribe well the product yields throughout the whole product mass range, and all codes must be further improved.

  14. Effects of ZnO addition on mechanical properties of Bi{sub 1.84}Pb{sub 0.34}Sr{sub 1.91}Ca{sub 2.03}Cu{sub 3.06}O{sub 10} prepared by a wet technique

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    Karaca, I. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Nigde University, 51200 Nigde (Turkey)], E-mail: ikaraca38@hotmail.com; Uzun, O.; Koelemen, U.; Yilmaz, F. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Gaziosmanpasa University, 60240 Tokat (Turkey); Sahin, O. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Mustafa Kemal University, 31034 Hatay (Turkey)

    2009-05-12

    In this study, ZnO molar wt% 0, 5, 10, 20, 30, and 50 added Bi{sub 1.84}Pb{sub 0.34}Sr{sub 1.91}Ca{sub 2.03}Cu{sub 3.06}O{sub 10} superconductors were prepared by wet technique. The experimental works consist of powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) for phase analyses and c-axes parameters, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for microstructure examination, and microhardness measurements for mechanical properties. These measurements showed that Zn-added material, in comparison with the pure sample, had increased c-axes parameters and decreased grain size. In addition, the experimental results of microhardness measurements were analyzed using Oliver-Pharr model. It was observed that the change of indentation hardness (H{sub IT}) and reduced elastic modulus (E{sub r}) values showed an increasing trend with ZnO addition and exhibited peak load dependence (i.e., indentation size effect (ISE))

  15. DIRECT PROTON DECAY FROM THE GAMOW-TELLER RESONANCE IN BI-208

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    AKIMUNE, H; DAITO, [No Value; FUJITA, Y; FUJIWARA, M; GREENFIELD, MB; HARAKEH, MN; INOMATA, T; JANECKE, J; KATORI, K; NAKAYAMA, S; SAKAI, H; SAKEMI, Y; TANAKA, M; YOSOI, M

    1995-01-01

    Spin-isospin excitations in Bi-208 have been investigated using the Pb-208(He-3,t)Bi-208 reaction at and near theta approximate to 0 degrees at E(He-3)=450 MeV. The microscopic structure of the Gamow-Teller resonance (GTR), the isobaric analog state (IAS), and the spin-flip dipole (Delta L = 1) reso

  16. Folic acid functionalized silver nanoparticles with sensitivity and selectivity colorimetric and fluorescent detection for Hg2+ and efficient catalysis

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    Su, Dongyue; Yang, Xin; Xia, Qingdong; Zhang, Qi; Chai, Fang; Wang, Chungang; Qu, Fengyu

    2014-09-01

    In this research, folic acid functionalized silver nanoparticles (FA-AgNPs) were selected as a colorimetric and a ‘turn on’ fluorescent sensor for detecting Hg2+. After being added into Hg2+, AgNPs can emit stable fluorescence at 440 nm when the excitation wavelength is selected at 275 nm. The absorbance and fluorescence of the FA-AgNPs could reflect the concentration of the Hg2+ ions. Thus, we developed a simple, sensitive analytical method to detect Hg2+ based on the colorimetric and fluorescence enhancement of FA-AgNPs. The sensor exhibits two linear response ranges between absorbance and fluorescence intensity with Hg2+ concentration, respectively. Meanwhile, a detection limit of 1 nM is estimated based on the linear relationship between responses with a concentration of Hg2+. The high specificity of Hg2+ with FA-AgNPs interactions provided the excellent selectivity towards detecting Hg2+ over other metal ions (Pb2+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Fe2+, Cd2+, Ba2+, Cr6+ and Cr3+). This will provide a simple, effective and multifunctional colorimetric and fluorescent sensor for on-site and real-time Hg2+ ion detection. The proposed method can be applied to the analysis of trace Hg2+ in lake water. Additionally, the FA-AgNPs can be used as efficient catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and potassium hexacyanoferrate (III).

  17. Po-210 and Pb-210 as atmospheric tracers and global atmospheric Pb-210 fallout: a Review

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    Baskaran, M., E-mail: Baskaran@wayne.ed [Department of Geology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI-48202 (United States)

    2011-05-15

    Over the past {approx}5 decades, the distribution of {sup 222}Rn and its progenies (mainly {sup 210}Pb, {sup 210}Bi and {sup 210}Po) have provided a wealth of information as tracers to quantify several atmospheric processes that include: i) source tracking and transport time scales of air masses; ii) the stability and vertical movement of air masses iii) removal rate constants and residence times of aerosols; iv) chemical behavior of analog species; and v) washout ratios and deposition velocities of aerosols. Most of these applications require that the sources and sink terms of these nuclides are well characterized. Utility of {sup 210}Pb, {sup 210}Bi and {sup 210}Po as atmospheric tracers requires that data on the {sup 222}Rn emanation rates is well documented. Due to low concentrations of {sup 226}Ra in surface waters, the {sup 222}Rn emanation rates from the continent is about two orders of magnitude higher than that of the ocean. This has led to distinctly higher {sup 210}Pb concentrations in continental air masses compared to oceanic air masses. The highly varying concentrations of {sup 210}Pb in air as well the depositional fluxes have yielded insight on the sources and transit times of aerosols. In an ideal enclosed air mass (closed system with respect to these nuclides), the residence times of aerosols obtained from the activity ratios of {sup 210}Pb/{sup 222}Rn, {sup 210}Bi/{sup 210}Pb, and {sup 210}Po/{sup 210}Pb are expected to agree with each other, but a large number of studies have indicated discordance between the residence times obtained from these three pairs. Recent results from the distribution of these nuclides in size-fractionated aerosols appear to yield consistent residence time in smaller-size aerosols, possibly suggesting that larger size aerosols are derived from resuspended dust. The residence times calculated from the {sup 210}Pb/{sup 222}Rn, {sup 210}Bi/{sup 210}Pb, and {sup 210}Po/{sup 210}Pb activity ratios published from 1970&apos

  18. Removal and recovery of Hg(II) from aqueous solution using chitosan-coated cotton fibers.

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    Qu, Rongjun; Sun, Changmei; Ma, Fang; Zhang, Ying; Ji, Chunnuan; Xu, Qiang; Wang, Chunhua; Chen, Hou

    2009-08-15

    Two types of chitosan-coated cotton fibers (SCCH and RCCH) were applied to remove and recover Hg(II) ions in aqueous solution. The adsorption kinetics and isotherms of the two fibers for Hg(II) were investigated at different temperatures. The results revealed that the adsorption kinetic processes of SCCH and RCCH fibers for Hg(II) followed the pseudo second-order model at lower temperatures and the pseudo first-order model at higher temperatures. Both the Langmuir and Freundlich models well described the adsorption isotherms of SCCH and RCCH fibers for Hg(II) in the temperature range studied. SCCH and RCCH fibers selectively adsorbed Hg(II) from binary ion systems in the presence of Pb(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), Cd(II), Zn(II), Co(II), Mn(II) and Ag(I). Increased temperature was beneficial to adsorption. The recovery of Hg(II) from aqueous solutions was also studied as a function of sample flow rate and volume, concentration and volume of eluent, elution rate, quantity of adsorbents added and concomitant ions. The results showed that the two fibers efficiently enriched and recovered Hg(II) in the presence of alkali and alkaline earth metals and some heavy metals under optimum conditions. The RCCH fiber exhibited better stability than the SCCH fiber following repeated use.

  19. Structural properties of superconducting Bi-2223/Ag tapes

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    Gottschalck Andersen, L.

    2001-05-01

    The structural properties of silver clad high-T{sub c} superconducting ceramic tapes of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (Bi-2223) have been investigated by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction (including the 3DXRD microscope setup), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS). By synchrotron X-ray diffraction in situ studies of the phase development during the transformation of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 1}Cu{sub 2}O{sub x} (Bi-2212) into Bi-2223, the stoichiometry changes and the texture have been performed during annealing in 8% O{sub 2} and in air. Furthermore, an annealing with two high temperature cycles has been performed to study the equilibrium phenomena. During heating (Ca,Sr){sub 2}PbO{sub 4} decomposes at temperatures between 700 deg. C and 840 deg.C. Simultaneously, the Bi-2212 lattice contracts, indicating an incorporation of Pb. Moreover, the grain mis-alignment decreases significantly. In air we have observed that Bi-2212 partly dissociates into (Ca,Sr){sub 2}CuO{sub 3} and a liquid at temperatures above 812 deg. C. At the annealing temperature Bi-2212 and (Ca,Sr){sub 2}CuO{sub 3} react with the liquid to form Bi-2223. The transformation mechanism is discussed. During cooling below {approx}750 deg.C (Ca,Sr){sub 2}CuO{sub 3} and the liquid mainly transform into Bi-2201. Below {approx}780 deg. C Bi-2223 decomposes to 3221. In addition, a two-step cooling experiment and a decomposition study have been performed in 8% O{sub 2}. By TEM the grain and colony size in the c-axis direction, the angles of c-axis tilt grain boundaries and the intergrowth content are investigated. A fully processed tape has on average 50% thicker grains than a tape after the 1st annealing. The angles of c-axis tilt grain boundaries are on average 14 deg. and 26 deg. for the fully processed tape and the tape after the 1st annealing, respectively. The intergrowth content (15%) and

  20. Phase stability and grain growth in an Ag/Bi-2223 composite conductor prepared using fine-grained Bi-2223 as a precursor.

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    Merchant, N. N.

    1998-09-17

    We have investigated the stability and microstructural transformability of the Bi-2223 phase in a silver-sheathed monofilament composite tape fabricated using fine-grained Bi{sub 1.7}Pb{sub 0.3}Sr{sub 1.9}Ca{sub 2.0}-Cu{sub 3.0}O{sub y} (Bi-2223) as the precursor powder. The fully formed Bi-2223 precursor was prepared using established procedures. The purpose of this study was to explore the prospects for growing textured, large-grain-size Bi-2223 from the fine-grained precursor by process parameter perturbations. These perturbations included thermal ramp up variations, programmed heat treatment temperature and oxygen pressure fluctuations, and parameter manipulations during cool-down. Our results show that the types of heat treatments used in conventional oxide-powder-in-tube (OPIT) processing do not facilitate Bi-2223 grain growth when the precursor powder is preconcerted Bi-2223. We also observed that the Bi-2223 partially. decomposed during conventional thermal ramp-up in 0.075 atm O{sub 2}, but that this decomposition can be inhibited by ramping up in a reduced oxygen pressure. A pathway was found for back-reacting the fine-grained Bi-2223 (to Bi-2212, Bi-2201 and nonsuperconducting secondary phases), then reforming large-grained Bi-2223 in a colony microstructure having some distinct differences from that produced during conventional OPIT processing.

  1. Evaluation of the uncertainty for the efficiency curve determination of {sup 210}Pb by liquid scintillation; Avaliacao da incerteza para a curva de eficiencia da determinacao de {sup 210}Pb por cintilacao liquida

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    Sampaio, C.S.; Sousa, W.O.; Dantas, B.M., E-mail: camilla@ird.gov.br [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria, (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    Methodologies for the evaluation of uncertainties associated with the determination of the efficiency curve of {sup 210}Pb by liquid scintillation counting (LSC) are presented. No statistical difference were found when compared the uncertainties of the curves that represented the counting net before and after the secular equilibrium between {sup 210}Pb and {sup 210}Bi, nether when compared the curves when counting only {sup 210}Pb and the curve with the total count of {sup 210}Pb and {sup 210}Bi, for the same time interval after precipitation. (author)

  2. Hg transfer from contaminated soils to plants and animals

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    Rodrigues, S.M.; Henriques, B.; Reis, A.T.; Duarte, A.C.; Pereira, E.; Romkens, P.F.A.M.

    2012-01-01

    Understanding the transfer of mercury (Hg) from soil to crops is crucial due to Hg toxicity and Hg occurrence in terrestrial systems. Previous research has shown that available Hg in soils contributes to plant Hg levels. Plant Hg concentrations are related to soil conditions and plant characteristic

  3. Microbial Oxidation of Hg(0) - Its Effect on Hg Stable Isotope Fractionation and Methylmercury Production

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    Yee, Nathan [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Barkay, Tamar [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Reinfelder, John [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States)

    2016-06-28

    Mercury (Hg) associated with mixed waste generated by nuclear weapons manufacturing has contaminated vast areas of the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg) has been formed from the inorganic Hg wastes discharged into headwaters of East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC). Thus, understanding the processes and mechanisms that lead to Hg methylation along the flow path of EFPC is critical to predicting the impacts of the contamination and the design of remedial action at the ORR. In part I of our project, we investigated Hg(0) oxidation and methylation by anaerobic bacteria. We discovered that the anaerobic bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132 can oxidize elemental mercury [Hg(0)]. When provided with dissolved elemental mercury, D. desulfuricans ND132 converts Hg(0) to Hg(II) and neurotoxic methylmercury [MeHg]. We also demonstrated that diverse species of subsurface bacteria oxidizes dissolved elemental mercury under anoxic conditions. The obligate anaerobic bacterium Geothrix fermentans H5, and the facultative anaerobic bacteria Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and Cupriavidus metallidurans AE104 can oxidize Hg(0) to Hg(II) under anaerobic conditions. In part II of our project, we established anaerobic enrichment cultures and obtained new bacterial strains from the DOE Oak Ridge site. We isolated three new bacterial strains from subsurface sediments collected from Oak Ridge. These isolates are Bradyrhizobium sp. strain FRC01, Clostridium sp. strain FGH, and a novel Negativicutes strain RU4. Strain RU4 is a completely new genus and species of bacteria. We also demonstrated that syntrophic interactions between fermentative bacteria and sulfate-reducing bacteria in Oak Ridge saprolite mediate iron reduction via multiple mechanisms. Finally, we tested the impact of Hg on denitrification in nitrate reducing enrichment cultures derived from subsurface sediments from the Oak Ridge site, where nitrate is a major contaminant. We showed that there is an inverse

  4. Microbial Oxidation of Hg(0) - Its Effect on Hg Stable Isotope Fractionation and Methylmercury Production

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    Yee, Nathan [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Barkay, Tamar [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Reinfelder, John [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States)

    2016-06-28

    Mercury (Hg) associated with mixed waste generated by nuclear weapons manufacturing has contaminated vast areas of the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg) has been formed from the inorganic Hg wastes discharged into headwaters of East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC). Thus, understanding the processes and mechanisms that lead to Hg methylation along the flow path of EFPC is critical to predicting the impacts of the contamination and the design of remedial action at the ORR. In part I of our project, we investigated Hg(0) oxidation and methylation by anaerobic bacteria. We discovered that the anaerobic bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132 can oxidize elemental mercury [Hg(0)]. When provided with dissolved elemental mercury, D. desulfuricans ND132 converts Hg(0) to Hg(II) and neurotoxic methylmercury [MeHg]. We also demonstrated that diverse species of subsurface bacteria oxidizes dissolved elemental mercury under anoxic conditions. The obligate anaerobic bacterium Geothrix fermentans H5, and the facultative anaerobic bacteria Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and Cupriavidus metallidurans AE104 can oxidize Hg(0) to Hg(II) under anaerobic conditions. In part II of our project, we established anaerobic enrichment cultures and obtained new bacterial strains from the DOE Oak Ridge site. We isolated three new bacterial strains from subsurface sediments collected from Oak Ridge. These isolates are Bradyrhizobium sp. strain FRC01, Clostridium sp. strain FGH, and a novel Negativicutes strain RU4. Strain RU4 is a completely new genus and species of bacteria. We also demonstrated that syntrophic interactions between fermentative bacteria and sulfate-reducing bacteria in Oak Ridge saprolite mediate iron reduction via multiple mechanisms. Finally, we tested the impact of Hg on denitrification in nitrate reducing enrichment cultures derived from subsurface sediments from the Oak Ridge site, where nitrate is a major contaminant. We showed that there is an inverse

  5. Charmonium production in Pb-Pb collisions

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    De Marco, N; Alessandro, B; Alexa, C; Arnaldi, R; Astruc, J; Atayan, M; Baglin, C; Baldit, A; Bedjidian, Marc; Bellaiche, F G; Beolè, S; Boldea, V; Bordalo, P; Bussière, A; Capelli, L; Caponi, V; Casagrande, L; Castor, J I; Chambon, T; Chaurand, B; Chevrot, I; Cheynis, B; Chiavassa, E; Cicalò, C; Comets, M P; Constans, N; Constantinescu, S; Cruz, J; De Falco, A; De Marco, N; Dellacasa, G; Devaux, A; Dita, S; Drapier, O; Ducroux, L; Espagnon, B; Fargeix, J; Filippov, S N; Fleuret, F; Force, P; Gallio, M; Gavrilov, Yu K; Gerschel, C; Giubellino, P; Golubeva, M B; Gonin, M; Grigorian, A A; Grossiord, J Y; Guber, F F; Guichard, A; Gulkanian, H R; Hakobyan, R S; Haroutunian, R; Idzik, M; Jouan, D; Karavitcheva, T L; Kluberg, L; Kurepin, A B; Le Bornec, Y; Lourenço, C; Macciotta, P; MacCormick, M; Marzari-Chiesa, A; Masera, M; Masoni, A; Mehrabyan, S S; Monteno, M; Mourgues, S; Musso, A; Ohlsson-Malek, F; Petiau, P; Piccotti, A; Pizzi, J R; Prado da Silva, W L; Puddu, G; Quintans, C; Racca, C; Ramello, L; Ramos, S; Rato-Mendes, P; Riccati, L; Romana, A; Ropotar, I; Saturnini, P; Scomparin, E; Serci, S; Shahoyan, R; Silva, S; Sitta, M; Soave, C; Sonderegger, P; Tarrago, X; Topilskaya, N S; Usai, G L; Vercellin, Ermanno; Villatte, L; Willis, N

    2000-01-01

    The NA50 Collaboration studies the J/psi, psi' and Drell-Yan production via their dimuon decay in Pb-Pb interactions at 158 GeV per nucleon at the CERN SPS: the most recent results on charmonium production are presented here.

  6. /sup 203/Hg and other gamma-emitting radio-isotopes as labels for Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae

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    Lengemann, F.W.; Grieve, R.B.; Chmielewicz, M.; Georgi, J.R.

    1986-04-01

    The in vitro uptake of gamma-emitting radionuclides by microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis was investigated. Radionuclides tested were /sup 133/Ba, /sup 207/Bi, /sup 82/Br, /sup 109/Cd, /sup 51/Cr, /sup 60/Co, /sup 59/Fe, /sup 203/Hg, /sup 125/I, /sup 54/Mn, /sup 32/P, /sup 125/Sb, /sup 46/Sc, /sup 75/Se and /sup 65/Zn. Only /sup 207/Bi, /sup 59/Fe, /sup 203/Hg, /sup 54/Mn and /sup 46/Sc showed more than 2% of the available radioactivity to bind to the microfilariae. When tested for retention in vitro only /sup 203/Hg showed retention levels approaching 90%. Moreover, when dimethyl-sulphoxide was incorporated into the medium at levels of 1% (v/v) the uptake of /sup 203/Hg could be increased by 3-5 times; no other radio-isotope tested responded in this manner. The uptake of /sup 203/Hg was directly related to temperature and time of incubation. Mercury, as mercuric chloride, was toxic to the microfilariae and represents an impediment to the incorporation of high levels of /sup 203/Hg in microfilariae.

  7. Lead (Pb) Air Pollution

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  8. [Heavy metals contents and Hg adsorption characteristics of mosses in virgin forest of Gongga Mountain].

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    Liang, Peng; Yang, Yong-Kui; He, Lei; Wang, Ding-Yong

    2008-06-01

    Seven main moss species in the Hailuogou virgin forest of Gongga Mountain were sampled to determine their heavy metals (Hg, Cr, Cd, Ni, Pb, Cu, Mn, Zn and Fe) content, and two widely distributed species, Pleurozium schreberi (Brid.) Mitt. and Racomitrium laetum Besch., were selected to study their Hg adsorption characteristics. The results showed that the heavy metals contents in the mosses were lower than the background values in Europe and America, except that the Cd had a comparable value, which indicated that the atmosphere in study area was not polluted by heavy metals and good in quality. The Hg adsorption by P. schreberi and R. laetum was an initiative and rapid process, with the equilibrium reached in about two hours, and could be well fitted by Freundlich and Langmuir equations. Based on Langmuir equation, the maximum Hg adsorption capacities of P. schreberi and R. laetum were 15.24 and 8.19 mg x g(-1), respectively, suggesting that the two mosses had a good capacity of Hg adsorption, and could be used as the bio-monitors of atmospheric Hg pollution.

  9. [Absorption of Hg in typical farmland soils in the Linglong gold mining area].

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    Wang, Fei; Wang, Ming; Tang, Jing-Chun; Zhang, Lei

    2011-09-01

    This study focused on the adsorption properties of Hg in 2 typical farmland soils in the Linglong gold mining area in Yantai area of China. The adsorption-desorption of Hg(II) research result showed higher adsorption of Hg in neutral soil with the value of 201.38 microg/g than that in acid soil with the value of 156.9 microg/g. The desorption of Hg in both soils was low with neutral soil showing a higher desorption ratio (13%) than acid soil (12%). Hg(II) adsorption isotherms were well fitted by Langmuir and Freundlich equation in the acid soil, with the correlation coefficient r value of 0.995 6 and 0.982 6, respectively. Langmuir equation can best describe Hg(II) adsorption isotherm in the neutral soil and acid soil, with the r value of 0.995 6 and 0.955 9, respectively. The adsorption was a bi-phasic process which started with a fast-adsorption phase and a slow-adsorption phase. The adsorption amount and rate of Hg in the fast reaction phase were much larger than that in the slow one. The adsorption kinetic can be better fitted by Elovich equation with correlation coefficient of 0.971 4 and 0.967 2, respectively. At pH 3.0 - 5.5, the equilibrium adsorption amount of Hg(II) increased with higher pH, and then decreased when the pH reached 6.5.

  10. Enhancing average ZT in pristine PbSe by over-stoichiometric Pb addition

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    Wu, Chao-Feng; Wei, Tian-Ran; Li, Jing-Feng

    2016-10-01

    PbSe is an inexpensive alternative for PbTe as a mid-temperature thermoelectric material, but few investigations have been reported about its intrinsic properties despite recent efforts on doping techniques. In this work, pristine PbSe bulk materials were synthesized by a process combining mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering, which is increasingly used for processing thermoelectric materials, and their electrical and thermal transport properties as well as thermoelectric performance were investigated in a wide temperature range. A maximum ZT ˜0.83 was obtained at 673 K in nominal composition PbSe + 3 or 4 at. % Pb, leading to nearly 50% enhancement from reported n-type pristine PbSe, mainly benefitting from the improved electrical performance. Furthermore, the potential thermoelectric efficiency was also improved due to the enhanced low-temperature performance, showing a high average ZT of 0.6 that is even comparable to that of commercial n-type Bi2Te3 materials.

  11. The effect of sintering temperature on the intergranular properties and weak link behavior of Bi2223 superconductors

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    P. Kameli

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available  A systematic study of the intergranular properties of (Bi,Pb2 Sr2 Ca2 Cu3 Oy (Bi2223 polycrystalline samples has been done using the electrical resistivity and AC susceptibility techniques. In this study, we have prepared a series of Bi2223 samples with different sintering temperatures. The XRD results show that by increasing the sintering temperature up to 865° c , the Bi2212 phase fraction decreases. It was found that the Bi2212 phase on the grain boundaries is likely to play the role of the weak links and consequently reduces the intergranular critical current densities.

  12. "Naked-eye" colorimetric and "turn-on" fluorometric chemosensors for reversible Hg2+ detection.

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    Wanichacheva, Nantanit; Praikaew, Panida; Suwanich, Thanapat; Sukrat, Kanjarat

    2014-01-24

    Two new Hg(2+)-colorimetric and fluorescent sensors based on 2-[3-(2-aminoethylsulfanyl) propylsulfanyl]ethanamine covalently bound to one and two units of rhodamine-6G moieties, 1 and 2, were synthesised, and their sensing behaviors toward metal ions were investigated by UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. Upon the addition of Hg(2+), the sensors exhibited highly sensitive "turn-on" fluorescence enhancement as well as a color change from colorless to pink, which was readily noticeable for naked eye detection. Especially, 1 exhibited the reversible behavior and revealed a very high selectivity in the presence of competitive ions, particularly Cu(2+), Ag(+), Pb(2+), Ca(2+), Cd(2+), Co(2+), Fe(2+), Mn(2+), Na(+), Ni(2+), K(+), Ba(2+), Li(+) and Zn(2+), with a low detection limit of 1.7 ppb toward Hg(2+).

  13. Critical current densities in Bi-2223 sinter forgings.

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    Balachandran, U.; Fisher, B. L.; Goretta, K. C.; Harris, N. C.; Murayama, N.

    1999-07-23

    (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (Bi-2223) bars, prepared by sinter forging, exhibited good phase purity and strong textures with the c axes of the Bi-2223 grains parallel to the forging direction. The initial zero-field critical current density (J{sub c}) of the bars was 10{sup 3} A/cm{sup 2}, but because the forged bars were uncoated, this value decreased with repeated thermal cycling. J{sub c} as a function of applied magnetic field magnitude and direction roughly followed the dependencies exhibited by Ag-sheathed Bi-2223 tapes, but the forged bars were more strongly dependent on field strength and less strongly dependent on field angle.

  14. Role of vanadium in Bi-2223 ceramics

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    D R Mishra; S V Sharma; R G Sharma

    2000-02-01

    The effect of substitution of vanadium in Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O ceramic at Bi and Cu sites has been investigated for the resistivity, a.c. susceptibility, XRD and a.c. magnetization studies. Enhancement in for the smaller concentrations of V at either of the two sites was observed which followed an expected lattice distortion and decrease in for higher V concentrations. V plays a role of substituting element more than just a sintering agent as reflected in the more rapid decrease in at Cu-site and further in the magnetization values that are higher compared to the values at the Bisite. It indicates higher magnetization scattering at the Cu site. The results were explained keeping in mind the liquid phase mechanism behind the formation of the 2223 phase and the possibility of magnetic scattering.

  15. Direct observation of atomic columns in a Bi-2223 polycrystal by aberration-corrected STEM using a low accelerating voltage

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    Nagai, Takuro, E-mail: nagai.takuro@nims.go.jp [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Haruta, Mitsutaka [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Kikuchi, Masashi [Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0024 (Japan); Zhang, Weizhu; Takeguchi, Masaki; Kimoto, Koji [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)

    2014-05-15

    Highlights: • We investigate a Ag-sheathed Bi-2223 wire by low-voltage aberration-corrected STEM. • Atomic displacements enable each layer to be continuous at edge grain boundaries. • The grains are terminated with deficient (Bi,Pb)–O layers at the other boundaries. • EELS mapping visualizes atomic columns in the intergrowth of Bi-2212 and 2234 phases. • HAADF analysis shows modulation of the occupancy of the (Bi,Pb) sites along [1 1 0]. - Abstract: Aberration correction in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) enables an atomic-scale probe size of ∼0.1 nm at a low accelerating voltage of 80 kV that avoids knock-on damage in materials including light elements such as oxygen. We used this advanced method of microscopy to directly observe atomic columns in a (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+δ} (Bi-2223) superconducting wire produced by a powder-in-tube method. Using the atomic-number (Z) contrast mechanism, incoherent high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) imaging clearly showed the atomic columns. Atomic displacements toward the boundary with a maximum magnitude of ∼0.26 nm enable each atomic layer to be continuous at edge grain boundaries (EGBs). The grains tend to be terminated with deficient (Bi,Pb)–O single layers at c-axis twist boundaries (TWBs) and small-angle asymmetrical tilt boundaries (ATBs); a quantitative HAADF analysis showed that the occupancies of the (Bi,Pb) sites around these boundaries are ∼0.66 and ∼0.72, respectively. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) mapping successfully visualized atomic columns in the half-unit cell intergrowth of (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+δ} (Bi-2212) and (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 12+δ} (Bi-2234) phases. Furthermore, the HAADF analysis indicated that the occupancy of the (Bi,Pb) sites is modulated between ∼0.88 and 1.0 along the diagonal direction of the primitive perovskite cell with the same period as the structural modulation.

  16. A bright water-compatible sugar-rhodamine fluorescence sensor for selective detection of Hg2+ in natural water and living cells.

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    Huang, Wei; Zhou, Peng; Yan, Wenbo; He, Cheng; Xiong, Liqin; Li, Fuyou; Duan, Chunying

    2009-02-01

    By combination of a sugar group and a rhodamine group into one molecule, a bright and specific fluorescent sensor for Hg(2+) in natural water and living cells was achieved. RG1 features the high quantum efficiency for a Hg(2+)-bound sensor in natural water and sensitivity to environmentally relevant mercury in complex natural samples. The limit of detection of Hg(2+) of 1 ppb level suggests that RG1 is capable of distinguishing between the safe and toxic levels of inorganic mercury in drinking water. RG1 also establishes excellent Hg(2+)-ion specificity over alkali-, alkaline-earth metals and the first-row transition metals as well as Pb(2+) and Ag(+). Investigation on the fluorescence imaging of Hg(2+) in living cells demonstrates that RG1 might be used for monitoring Hg(2+) within biological samples.

  17. Seasonal variations in metallic mercury (Hg0) vapor exchange over biannual wheat-corn rotation cropland in the North China Plain

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    Sommar, Jonas; Zhu, Wei; Shang, Lihai; Lin, Che-Jen; Feng, Xinbin

    2016-04-01

    Air-surface gas exchange of Hg0 was measured in five approximately bi-weekly campaigns (in total 87 days) over a wheat-corn rotation cropland located on the North China Plain (NCP) using the relaxed eddy accumulation (REA) technique. The campaigns were separated over the duration of a full-year period (2012-2013) aiming to capture the flux pattern over essential growing stages of the planting system with a low homogeneous topsoil Hg content ( ˜ 45 ng g-1). Contrasting pollution regimes influenced air masses at the site and corresponding Hg0 concentration means (3.3 in late summer to 6.2 ng m-3 in winter) were unanimously above the typical hemispheric background of 1.5-1.7 ng m-3 during the campaigns. Extreme values in bi-directional net Hg0 exchange were primarily observed during episodes of peaking Hg0 concentrations. In tandem with under-canopy chamber measurements, the above-canopy REA measurements provided evidence for a balance between Hg0 ground emissions and uptake of Hg0 by the developed canopies. During the wheat growing season covering ˜ 2 / 3 of the year at the site, net field-scale Hg0 emission prevailed for periods of active plant growth until canopy senescence (mean flux: 20.0 ng m-3), showing the dominance of Hg0 soil efflux during warmer seasons. In the final vegetative stage of corn and wheat, ground and above-canopy Hg0 flux displayed inversed daytime courses with a near mid-day maximum (emission) and minimum (deposition), respectively. In contrast to wheat, Hg0 uptake of the corn canopy at this stage offset ground Hg0 emissions with additional removal of Hg0 from the atmosphere. Differential uptake of Hg0 between wheat (C3 species) and corn (C4 species) foliage is discernible from estimated Hg0 flux (per leaf area) and Hg content in mature cereal leaves, being a factor of > 3 higher for wheat (at ˜ 120 ng g-1 dry weight). Furthermore, this study shows that intermittent flood irrigation of the air-dry field induced a short pulse of Hg0 emission

  18. Emission Spectra of Working Mixtures of a HgBr/HgCl Excimer Lamp

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    Malinin, A. N.; Guĭvan, N. N.; Shimon, L. L.

    2000-12-01

    A study of emission spectra of a gas-discharge plasma produced in a HgBr/HgCl excimer lamp, which is filled with multicomponent working mixtures at atmospheric pressure (HgBr2 and HgCl2 with additions of molecular nitrogen and xenon), are reported. A gas-discharge plasma was produced by high-frequency (pulses ˜100 ns long with a repetition rate of up to 2000 Hz) barrier and surface discharges, which took place simultaneously. Emission of HgBr* and HgCl* excimer molecules, the second positive system of molecular oxygen, and helium and xenon lines in the UV, visible, and IR spectral regions was observed. The strongest emission of HgBr* and HgCl* molecules (the emission intensities were in the ratio 10:1) was observed in the HgBr2: HgCl2: N2: He mixture. Regularities in spectral and integrated characteristics of gas-discharge plasma emission are discussed.

  19. HgTe-CdTe SUPERLATTICES

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    Smith, D; Mcgill, T.

    1984-01-01

    We report on a theoretical study of the electronic properties of HgTe-CdTe superlattices. The band gap as a function of layer thickness, effective masses normal to the layer plane and tunneling length are compared to the corresponding (Hg, Cd)Te alloys. We find that the superlattice possesses a number of properties that may make it superior to the corresponding alloy as an infrared material.

  20. Catalytic Activity of Mono- and Bi-Metallic Nanoparticles Synthesized via Microemulsions

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    Ramona Y.G. König

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Water-in-oil (w/o microemulsions were used as a template for the synthesis of mono- and bi-metallic nanoparticles. For that purpose, w/o-microemulsions containing H2PtCl6, H2PtCl6 + Pb(NO32 and H2PtCl6 + Bi(NO3, respectively, were mixed with a w/o-microemulsion containing the reducing agent, NaBH4. The results revealed that it is possible to synthesize Pt, PtPb and PtBi nanoparticles of ~3–8 nm in diameter at temperatures of about 30°C. The catalytic properties of the bimetallic PtBi and PtPb nanoparticles were studied and compared with monometallic platinum nanoparticles. Firstly, the electrochemical oxidation of formic acid to carbon monoxide was investigated, and it was found that the resistance of the PtBi and PtPb nanoparticles against the catalyst-poisoning carbon monoxide was significantly higher compared to the Pt nanoparticles. Secondly, investigating the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol,we found that the bimetallic NPs are most active at 23 °C, while the order of the activity changes at higher temperatures, i.e., that the Pt nanoparticles are the most active ones at 36 and 49 °C. Furthermore, we observed a strong influence of the support, which was either a polymer or Al2O3. Thirdly, for the hydrogenation of allylbenzene to propylbenzene, the monometallic Pt NPs turned out to be the most active catalysts, followed by the PtPb and PtBi NPs. Comparing the two bimetallic nanoparticles, one sees that the PtPb NPs are significantly more active than the respective PtBi NPs.

  1. Synthesis, characterization and electrical properties of sol-gel derived 0.63Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.37PbTiO{sub 3} high-T{sub c} piezoelectric ceramics

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    Ji Xun [Institute of Electro Ceramics and Devices, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China); Zuo Ruzhong, E-mail: piezolab@hfut.edu.cn [Institute of Electro Ceramics and Devices, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China); Qi Shishun; Liu Longdong [Institute of Electro Ceramics and Devices, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009 (China)

    2012-06-15

    The nano-scaled powders of a high Curie temperature piezoelectric system with a composition of 0.63Bi(Mg{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.37PbTiO{sub 3} (0.63BMT-0.37PT) have been synthesized via a citrate sol-gel method. The thermal decomposition process of the as-prepared xerogel was investigated through the thermo-gravitometry and differential scanning calorimetry. The lattice structure of the powders as the function of heat-treatment temperatures was explored by using X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infra-red and Raman spectra. The results indicated that the transparent gel could be obtained via the chelate reaction of citric acid with ethylene glycol and ethanolamine assist. Gels can be transformed into crystallite powders with a single-phase perovskite structure when heat-treated at 600 Degree-Sign C for 3 h, much lower than that of traditional solid-state reaction method. The sol-gel derived 0.63BMT-0.37PT ceramics sintered at 1020 Degree-Sign C exhibit excellent dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of T{sub c} = 463 Degree-Sign C, {epsilon}{sub 33}{sup T}=1208, tan {delta} = 0.063, P{sub r} = 22.1 {mu}C cm{sup -2} and d{sub 33} = 230 pC N{sup -1}. Moreover, a small amount of Mn{sup 2+} doping could cause the reduced leakage current and slightly increased T{sub c} values. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We synthesize BMT-PT superfine powders of a high Curie temperature piezoelectric system of via citrate sol-gel method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We characterize the powders by means of DSC, XRD, FT-IR, Raman and TEM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sol-gel derived BMT-PT ceramics sintered at 1020 Degree-Sign C exhibit optimum electrical properties.

  2. Hg0 absorption in potassium persulfate solution

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    YE Qun-feng; WANG Cheng-yun; WANG Da-hui; SUN Guan; XU Xin-hua

    2006-01-01

    The aqueous phase oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury (Hg0) by potassium persulfate (KPS) catalyzed by Ag+was investigated using a glass bubble column reactor. Concentration of gaseous mercury and potassium persulfate were measured by cold vapor atom absorption (CVAA) and ion chromatograph (IC), respectively. The effects of pH value, concentration of potassium persulfate and silver nitrate (SN), temperature, Hg0 concentration in the reactor inlet and tertiary butanol (TBA), free radical scavenger, on the removal efficiency of Hg0 were studied. The results showed that the removal efficiency of Hg0 increased with increasing concentration of potassium persulfate and silver nitrate, while temperature and TBA were negatively effective. Furthermore, the removal efficiency of Hg0 was much better in neutral solution than in both acidic and alkaline solution. But the influence of pH was almost eliminated by adding AgNO3. High Hg0 concentration has positive effect. The possible reaction mechanism of gaseous mercury was also discussed.

  3. Ciriottiite, Cu(Cu,Ag3Pb19(Sb,As22(As2S56, the Cu-Analogue of Sterryite from the Tavagnasco Mining District, Piedmont, Italy

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    Luca Bindi

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The new mineral species ciriottiite, ideally Cu(Cu,Ag3Pb19(Sb,As22(As2S56 has been discovered in the Tavagnasco mining district, Piedmont, Italy, as very rare black metallic tubular crystals, up to 150 μm in length, associated with Bi sulfosalts and arsenopyrite. Its Vickers hardness (VHN10 is 203 kg/mm2 (range 190–219. In reflected light, ciriottiite is light grey in color, distinctly anisotropic with brownish to greenish rotation tints. Internal reflections are absent. Reflectance values for the four COM wavelengths (Rmin, Rmax (% (λ in nm are: 33.2, 37.8 (471.1; 31.8, 35.3 (548.3, 31.0, 34.7 (586.6; and 27.9, 32.5 (652.3. Electron microprobe analysis gave (in wt %, average of 5 spot analyses: Cu 2.33 (8, Ag 0.53 (5, Hg 0.98 (6, Tl 0.78 (3, Pb 44.06 (14, As 4.66 (7, Sb 23.90 (10, Bi 1.75 (7, total 99.38 (26. On the basis of 56 S atoms per formula unit, the chemical formula of ciriottiite is Cu3.23(11Ag0.43(4Hg0.43(2Pb18.74(9Tl0.34(1Sb17.30(5As5.48(10Bi0.74(3S56. The main diffraction lines, corresponding to multiple hkl indices, are (d in Å (relative visual intensity: 4.09 (m, 3.91 (m, 3.63 (vs, 3.57 (m, 3.22 (m, 2.80 (mw, 2.07 (s. The crystal structure study revealed ciriottiite to be monoclinic, space group P21/n, with unit-cell parameters a = 8.178 (2, b = 28.223 (6, c = 42.452 (5 Å, β = 93.55 (2°, V = 9779.5 (5 Å3, Z = 4. The crystal structure was refined to a final R1 = 0.118 for 21304 observed reflections. Ciriottiite is the Cu analogue of sterryite and can be described as an expanded derivative of owyheeite. The name ciriottiite honors Marco Ernesto Ciriotti (b. 1945 for his longstanding contribution to mineral systematics.

  4. Pb-free Radiation Shielding Glass Using Coal Fly Ash

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work, Pb-free shielding glass samples were prepared by the melt quenching technique using subbituminous fly ash (SFA composed of xBi2O3 : (60-xB2O3 : 10Na2O : 30SFA (where x = 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 by wt%. The samples were investigated for their physical and radiation shielding properties. The density and hardness were measured. The results showed that the density increased with the increase of Bi2O3 content. The highest value of hardness was observed for glass sample with 30 wt% of Bi2O3 concentration. The samples were investigated under 662 keV gamma ray and the results were compared with theoretical calculations. The values of the mass attenuation coefficient (μm, the atomic cross section (σe and the effective atomic number (Zeff were found to increase with an increase of the Bi2O3 concentration and were in good agreement with the theoretical calculations. The best results for the half-value layer (HVL were observed in the sample with 35 wt% of Bi2O3 concentration, better than the values of barite concrete. These results demonstrate the viability of using coal fly ash waste for radiation shielding glass without PbO in the glass matrices.

  5. 46 CFR 53.05-1 - Safety valve requirements for steam boilers (modifies HG-400 and HG-401).

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    ... 46 Shipping 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Safety valve requirements for steam boilers (modifies HG... requirements for steam boilers (modifies HG-400 and HG-401). (a) The pressure relief valve requirements and the safety valve requirements for steam boilers must be as indicated in HG-400 and HG-401 of section IV...

  6. Investigation of Hg uptake and transport between paddy soil and rice seeds combining Hg isotopic composition and speciation

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Human consumption of rice constitutes a potential toxicological risk in mercury (Hg polluted areas such as Hg mining regions in China. It is recognized to be an important source of Hg for the local human diet considering the efficient bioaccumulation of methylmercury (MeHg in rice seed. To assess Hg sources and uptake pathways to the rice plants, Hg speciation and isotopic composition were investigated in rice seeds and their corresponding paddy soils from different locations within the Wanshan Hg mining area (Guizhou Province, China. A large variation of Hg speciation is observed in rice seeds and paddy soils irrespective of the sampling location. Mass dependent fractionation (MDF of Hg in rice seeds differs by up to ∼4.0 ‰ in δ202Hg values, while mass independent fractionation (MIF of Hg isotopes remains constant (Δ199Hg ∼ 0‰. Hg isotopic composition in rice seeds covaries with that of paddy soils but exhibits lighter isotopic signature (δ202Hg. Such isotopic offset is mainly attributed to plant uptake and translocation processes. Also, seeds containing higher MeHg (MeHg/total Hg > 50% have significantly heavier Hg isotopes suggesting that MeHg uptake and transport to the seed in such rice plants is facilitated compared to inorganic Hg.

  7. Characteristics of Heavy Metals and Pb Isotopic Composition in Sediments Collected from the Tributaries in Three Gorges Reservoir, China

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The concentrations, distribution, accumulation, and potential ecological risk of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Zn, Ni, As, Pb, Cd, and Hg in sediments from the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR tributaries were determined and studied. Pb isotopic compositions in sediments were also measured to effectively identify the potential Pb sources. The results showed that the average concentrations of heavy metals in sediment of TGR tributaries were higher than the local background values of soils and sediments in China. The assessment by Geoaccumulation Index indicated that Cu, Ni, and Hg were at the “slightly polluted” level and Cd was ranked as the “moderately polluted” level in tributary sediments of TGR. The assessment by Potential Ecological Risk Index showed that Hg and Cd were the predominant elements in tributary sediments in TGR. The Pb isotopic ratios in sediments varied from 1.171 to 1.202 for 206Pb/207Pb and from 2.459 to 2.482 for 208Pb/207Pb in TGR. All Pb isotopic ratios in sediments were similar to those from coal combustion, lead ores (the mining activities and smelting process, and cement material, indicating that these anthropogenic inputs may be the main sources for Pb pollution in sediments of TGR tributaries.

  8. Bi-Force

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    Sun, Peng; Speicher, Nora K; Röttger, Richard

    2014-01-01

    -clustering', has been successfully utilized to discover local patterns in gene expression data and similar biomedical data types. Here, we contribute a new heuristic: 'Bi-Force'. It is based on the weighted bicluster editing model, to perform biclustering on arbitrary sets of biological entities, given any kind...... of pairwise similarities. We first evaluated the power of Bi-Force to solve dedicated bicluster editing problems by comparing Bi-Force with two existing algorithms in the BiCluE software package. We then followed a biclustering evaluation protocol in a recent review paper from Eren et al. (2013) (A...... datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus were analyzed. All resulting biclusters were subsequently investigated by Gene Ontology enrichment analysis to evaluate their biological relevance. The distinct theoretical foundation of Bi-Force (bicluster editing) is more powerful than strict biclustering. We thus...

  9. Long-term Hg pollution induced Hg tolerance in the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber (Isopoda, Crustacea).

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    Lapanje, A; Drobne, D; Nolde, N; Valant, J; Muscet, B; Leser, V; Rupnik, M

    2008-06-01

    The aim of our work was to assess the pollution-induced community tolerance (PICT) of isopod gut microbiota and pollution-induced isopod population tolerance (PIPT). Animals collected from a chronically Hg polluted and an unpolluted location were exposed for 14 days to 10microg Hg/g dry food under laboratory conditions. The lysosomal membrane stability, hepatopancreas epithelium thickness, feeding activity and animal bacterial gut microbiota composition were determined. The results confirm the hypothesis that the response to short-term Hg exposure differs for animals from the Hg polluted and the unpolluted field locations. The animals and their gut microbiota from the Hg polluted location were less affected by Hg in a short-term feeding experiment than those from the unpolluted environment. We discuss the pollution-induced population tolerance of isopods and their gut microbiota as a measure of effects of long-term environmental pollution. The ecological consequences of such phenomena are also discussed.

  10. Zuotai and HgS differ from HgCl2 and methyl mercury in Hg accumulation and toxicity in weanling and aged rats.

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    Zhang, Bin-Bin; Li, Wen-Kai; Hou, Wei-Yu; Luo, Ya; Shi, Jing-Zhen; Li, Cen; Wei, Li-Xin; Liu, Jie

    2017-09-15

    Mercury sulfides are used in Ayurvedic medicines, Tibetan medicines, and Chinese medicines for thousands of years and are still used today. Cinnabar (α-HgS) and metacinnabar (β-