Sample records for high spin cobalt

  1. High-Spin Cobalt Hydrides for Catalysis

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    Holland, Patrick L. [Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)


    Organometallic chemists have traditionally used catalysts with strong-field ligands that give low-spin complexes. However, complexes with a weak ligand field have weaker bonds and lower barriers to geometric changes, suggesting that they may lead to more rapid catalytic reactions. Developing our understanding of high-spin complexes requires the use of a broader range of spectroscopic techniques, but has the promise of changing the mechanism and/or selectivity of known catalytic reactions. These changes may enable the more efficient utilization of chemical resources. A special advantage of cobalt and iron catalysts is that the metals are more abundant and cheaper than those currently used for major industrial processes that convert unsaturated organic molecules and biofeedstocks into useful chemicals. This project specifically evaluated the potential of high-spin cobalt complexes for small-molecule reactions for bond rearrangement and cleavage reactions relevant to hydrocarbon transformations. We have learned that many of these reactions proceed through crossing to different spin states: for example, high-spin complexes can flip one electron spin to access a lower-energy reaction pathway for beta-hydride elimination. This reaction enables new, selective olefin isomerization catalysis. The high-spin cobalt complexes also cleave the C-O bond of CO2 and the C-F bonds of fluoroarenes. In each case, the detailed mechanism of the reaction has been determined. Importantly, we have discovered that the cobalt catalysts described here give distinctive selectivities that are better than known catalysts. These selectivities come from a synergy between supporting ligand design and electronic control of the spin-state crossing in the reactions.

  2. Spin-dependent transport in cobalt nanocontacts

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    Sarau, G.


    The magnetoresistance response of cobalt nanocontacts with varying geometries formed between two extended electrodes has been experimentally investigated and linked to micromagnetic simulations. The contribution of the nanoconstriction to the measured magnetoresistance signal has been separated from that of the electrode bulk. The different nanocontact geometries exhibit different shape anisotropies resulting in a characteristic behavior of the magnetization at each nanocontact. The magnetization reversal processes are explained on the basis of the anisotropic magnetoresistance and domain wall scattering effects. The domain wall resistance takes positive values, which is in agreement with models based on the spin mistracking inside the domain wall. The 4 K MR measurements are found to be influenced by the exchange bias effect between the ferromagnetic cobalt electrodes and the antiferromagnetic oxidized Co surface. When cooling down in an applied magnetic field, the uniform biased Co layer behaves as if it possesses a unidirectional anisotropy axis along the field cooling direction. In the zero field cooling case, the exchange bias varies locally throughout the sample giving rise to non-reproducible successive MR traces. (orig.)

  3. Cobalt (United States)

    Slack, John F.; Kimball, Bryn E.; Shedd, Kim B.; Schulz, Klaus J.; DeYoung, John H.; Seal, Robert R.; Bradley, Dwight C.


    Cobalt is a silvery gray metal that has diverse uses based on certain key properties, including ferromagnetism, hardness and wear-resistance when alloyed with other metals, low thermal and electrical conductivity, high melting point, multiple valences, and production of intense blue colors when combined with silica. Cobalt is used mostly in cathodes in rechargeable batteries and in superalloys for turbine engines in jet aircraft. Annual global cobalt consumption was approximately 75,000 metric tons in 2011; China, Japan, and the United States (in order of consumption amount) were the top three cobalt-consuming countries. In 2011, approximately 109,000 metric tons of recoverable cobalt was produced in ores, concentrates, and intermediate products from cobalt, copper, nickel, platinum-group-element (PGE), and zinc operations. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo [Kinshasa]) was the principal source of mined cobalt globally (55 percent). The United States produced a negligible amount of byproduct cobalt as an intermediate product from a PGE mining and refining operation in southeastern Montana; no U.S. production was from mines in which cobalt was the principal commodity. China was the leading refiner of cobalt, and much of its production came from cobalt ores, concentrates, and partially refined materials imported from Congo (Kinshasa).The mineralogy of cobalt deposits is diverse and includes both primary (hypogene) and secondary (supergene) phases. Principal terrestrial (land-based) deposit types, which represent most of world’s cobalt mine production, include primary magmatic Ni-Cu(-Co-PGE) sulfides, primary and secondary stratiform sediment-hosted Cu-Co sulfides and oxides, and secondary Ni-Co laterites. Seven additional terrestrial deposit types are described in this chapter. The total terrestrial cobalt resource (reserves plus other resources) plus past production, where available, is calculated to be 25.5 million metric tons. Additional resources of

  4. Photoinduced Coherent Spin Fluctuation in Primary Dynamics of Insulator to Metal Transition in Perovskite Cobalt Oxide

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    Arima T.


    Full Text Available Coherent spin fluctuation was detected in the photoinduced Mott insulator-metal transition in perovskite cobalt oxide by using 3 optical-cycle infrared pulse. Such coherent spin fluctuation is driven by the perovskite distortion changing orbital gap.

  5. Graphene-passivated cobalt as a spin-polarized electrode: growth and application to organic spintronics (United States)

    Zhou, Guoqing; Tang, Guoqiang; Li, Tian; Pan, Guoxing; Deng, Zanhong; Zhang, Fapei


    The ferromagnetic electrode on which a clean high-quality electrode/interlayer interface is formed, is critical to achieve efficient injection of spin-dependent electrons in spintronic devices. In this work, we report on the preparation of graphene-passivated cobalt electrodes for application in vertical spin valves (SVs). In this strategy, high-quality monolayer and bi-layer graphene sheets have been grown directly on the crystal Co film substrates in a controllable process by chemical vapor deposition. The electrode is oxidation resistant and ensures a clean crystalline graphene/Co interface. The AlO x -based magnetic junction devices using such bottom electrodes, exhibit a negative tunnel magneto-resistance (TMR) of ca. 1.0% in the range of 5 K-300 K. Furthermore, we have also fabricated organic-based SVs employing a thin layer of fullerene C60 or an N-type polymeric semiconductor as the interlayer. The devices of both materials show a tunneling behavior of spin-polarized electron transport as well as appreciable TMR effect, demonstrating the high potential of such graphene-coated Co electrodes for organic-based spintronics.

  6. Observation of longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect in cobalt-ferrite epitaxial thin films

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    Niizeki, Tomohiko, E-mail: [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Kikkawa, Takashi [Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Uchida, Ken-ichi, E-mail: [Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Oka, Mineto; Suzuki, Kazuya Z.; Yanagihara, Hideto; Kita, Eiji [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8573 (Japan); Saitoh, Eiji [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai 319-1195 (Japan)


    The longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect (LSSE) has been investigated in cobalt ferrite (CFO), an exceptionally hard magnetic spinel ferrite. A bilayer of a polycrystalline Pt and an epitaxially-strained CFO(110) exhibiting an in-plane uniaxial anisotropy was prepared by reactive rf sputtering technique. Thermally generated spin voltage in the CFO layer was measured via the inverse spin-Hall effect in the Pt layer. External-magnetic-field (H) dependence of the LSSE voltage (V{sub LSSE}) in the Pt/CFO(110) sample with H ∥ [001] was found to exhibit a hysteresis loop with a high squareness ratio and high coercivity, while that with H∥[11{sup -}0] shows a nearly closed loop, reflecting the different anisotropies induced by the epitaxial strain. The magnitude of V{sub LSSE} has a linear relationship with the temperature difference (ΔT), giving the relatively large V{sub LSSE} /ΔT of about 3 μV/K for CFO(110) which was kept even at zero external field.

  7. Observation of longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect in cobalt-ferrite epitaxial thin films

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    Tomohiko Niizeki


    Full Text Available The longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect (LSSE has been investigated in cobalt ferrite (CFO, an exceptionally hard magnetic spinel ferrite. A bilayer of a polycrystalline Pt and an epitaxially-strained CFO(110 exhibiting an in-plane uniaxial anisotropy was prepared by reactive rf sputtering technique. Thermally generated spin voltage in the CFO layer was measured via the inverse spin-Hall effect in the Pt layer. External-magnetic-field (H dependence of the LSSE voltage (VLSSE in the Pt/CFO(110 sample with H ∥ [001] was found to exhibit a hysteresis loop with a high squareness ratio and high coercivity, while that with H ∥ [ 1 1 ̄ 0 ] shows a nearly closed loop, reflecting the different anisotropies induced by the epitaxial strain. The magnitude of VLSSE has a linear relationship with the temperature difference (ΔT, giving the relatively large VLSSE /ΔT of about 3 μV/K for CFO(110 which was kept even at zero external field.

  8. Peculiarities of spin polarization inversion at a thiophene/cobalt interface

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    Wang, Xuhui


    We perform ab initio calculations to investigate the spin polarization at the interface between a thiophene molecule and cobalt substrate. We find that the reduced symmetry in the presence of a sulfur atom (in the thiophene molecule) leads to a strong spatial dependence of the spin polarization of the molecule. The two carbon atoms far from the sulfur acquire a polarization opposite to that of the substrate, while the carbon atoms bonded directly to sulfur possess the same polarization as the substrate. We determine the origin of this peculiar spin interface property as well as its impact on the spin transport.

  9. Surface spin-glass in cobalt ferrite nanoparticles dispersed in silica matrix

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    Zeb, F.; Sarwer, W. [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, International Islamic University, Islamabad (Pakistan); Nadeem, K., E-mail: [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, International Islamic University, Islamabad (Pakistan); Kamran, M.; Mumtaz, M. [Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, International Islamic University, Islamabad (Pakistan); Krenn, H. [Institute of Physics, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Universitätsplatz 5, A-8010 Graz (Austria); Letofsky-Papst, I. [Institute for Electron Microscopy, University of Technology Graz, Steyrergasse 17, A-8010 Graz (Austria)


    Surface effects in cobalt ferrite (CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanoparticles dispersed in a silica (SiO{sub 2}) matrix were studied by using AC and DC magnetization. Nanoparticles with different concentration of SiO{sub 2} were synthesized by using sol–gel method. Average crystallite size lies in the range 25–34 nm for different SiO{sub 2} concentration. TEM image showed that particles are spherical and elongated in shape. Nanoparticles with higher concentration of SiO{sub 2} exhibit two peaks in the out-of-phase ac-susceptibility. First peak lies in the high temperature regime and corresponds to average blocking temperature of the nanoparticles. Second peak lies in the low temperature regime and is attributed to surface spin-glass freezing in these nanoparticles. Low temperature peak showed SiO{sub 2} concentration dependence and was vanished for large uncoated nanoparticles. The frequency dependence of the AC-susceptibility of low temperature peak was fitted with dynamic scaling law which ensures the presence of spin-glass behavior. With increasing applied DC field, the low temperature peak showed less shift as compared to blocking peak, broaden, and decreased in magnitude which also signifies its identity as spin-glass peak for smaller nanoparticles. M–H loops showed the presence of more surface disorder in nanoparticles dispersed in 60% SiO{sub 2} matrix. All these measurements revealed that surface effects become strengthen with increasing SiO{sub 2} matrix concentration and surface spins freeze in to spin-glass state at low temperatures. - Highlights: • Surface effects in CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles dispersed in a SiO{sub 2} matrix were studied. • Out-of-phase AC-susceptibility exhibits two peaks for SiO{sub 2} coated nanoparticles. • First peak corresponds to average blocking temperature. • Second peak is attributed to surface spin-glass freezing • The spin-glass behavior depends upon the SiO{sub 2} matrix concentration.

  10. Spin canting phenomenon in cadmium doped cobalt ferrites ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    spins are a subject of considerable interest because of their versatile properties and potential applications in electronics, optical devices, magnetic storage devices, coolants, sensors, multi-layer chip inductors and health and medicine e.g. mag- netically guided drug delivery and magnetic resonance imag- ing (MRI) contrast ...

  11. Cobalt ferrite nanoparticles under high pressure

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    Saccone, F. D.; Ferrari, S.; Grinblat, F.; Bilovol, V. [Instituto de Tecnologías y Ciencias de la Ingeniería, “Ing. H. Fernández Long,” Av. Paseo Colón 850 (1063), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Errandonea, D., E-mail: [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Institut Universitari de Ciència dels Materials, Universitat de Valencia, c/ Doctor Moliner 50, E-46100 Burjassot, Valencia (Spain); Agouram, S. [Departamento de Física Aplicada y Electromagnetismo, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia (Spain)


    We report by the first time a high pressure X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy study of cobalt ferrite (CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanoparticles carried out at room temperature up to 17 GPa. In contrast with previous studies of nanoparticles, which proposed the transition pressure to be reduced from 20–27 GPa to 7.5–12.5 GPa (depending on particle size), we found that cobalt ferrite nanoparticles remain in the spinel structure up to the highest pressure covered by our experiments. In addition, we report the pressure dependence of the unit-cell parameter and Raman modes of the studied sample. We found that under quasi-hydrostatic conditions, the bulk modulus of the nanoparticles (B{sub 0} = 204 GPa) is considerably larger than the value previously reported for bulk CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (B{sub 0} = 172 GPa). In addition, when the pressure medium becomes non-hydrostatic and deviatoric stresses affect the experiments, there is a noticeable decrease of the compressibility of the studied sample (B{sub 0} = 284 GPa). After decompression, the cobalt ferrite lattice parameter does not revert to its initial value, evidencing a unit cell contraction after pressure was removed. Finally, Raman spectroscopy provides information on the pressure dependence of all Raman-active modes and evidences that cation inversion is enhanced by pressure under non-hydrostatic conditions, being this effect not fully reversible.

  12. High spin states in Cu

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    up of high-spin configurations outlined above, a detailed and careful study of the medium spin, near yrast states in this nucleus is important for reliable assignments of spins and parities to states in superdeformed bands [1,6] in mass region 60. Also, the observation of direct proton decay from excited states in Cu nuclei [14] ...

  13. Spin-orbital superstructure in strained ferrimagnetic perovskite cobalt oxide. (United States)

    Fujioka, J; Yamasaki, Y; Nakao, H; Kumai, R; Murakami, Y; Nakamura, M; Kawasaki, M; Tokura, Y


    We have investigated the Co-3d spin-orbital state in a thin film of perovskite LaCoO3 to clarify the origin of strain induced spontaneous magnetization (T(C)=94 K) by means of x-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy, and magnetization measurements. A lattice distortion with the propagation vector (1/4 -1/4 1/4) and an anomalous activation of optical phonons coupled to Co-3d orbital are observed below 126 K. Combined with the azimuthal angle analysis of superlattice reflection, we propose that the ordering of Co-3d orbital promoted by an epitaxial strain produces a unique ferrimagnetic structure.

  14. Giant Magnetoresistance of Cobalt-Copper Spin Valves (United States)

    Butler, W. H.; Zhang, X.-G.; Speriosu, V. S.; Gurney, B. A.


    We report theoretical and experimental studies of the conductance and magnetoconductance of Co-Cu spin valves. Model results for structures consisting of 10 atomic 111 planes of Cu with 10 to 30 Co atomic planes on either side of the Cu layer are compared with results from magnetron sputtered Co|Cu|Co|FeMn spin valves. The theoretical calculations were performed using a fully quantum mechanical first principles technique and predict a contribution to the giant magnetoconductance (GMC) from channeling of majority electrons in the Cu layer if the Co-Cu interfaces are sufficiently smooth. This contribution to the GMC is essentially independent of the thickness of the Co layers. The other major contribution to the GMC arises from electrons which are accelerated by the electric field in one Co layer, propagate through the Cu and contribute to the current in the other Co layer. This contribution to the GMC, like the experimental result, increases approximately linearly with the thickness of the Co layers for Co thickness below 60Å Work at ORNL sponsored by USDOE Assistant Secretary of Defense Programs, Technology Management Group, Technology Transfer Initiative under contract DEAC05-84OR21400 with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems.

  15. Accurate Computed Enthalpies of Spin Crossover in Iron and Cobalt Complexes

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    Kepp, Kasper Planeta; Cirera, J


    Despite their importance in many chemical processes, the relative energies of spin states of transition metal complexes have so far been haunted by large computational errors. By the use of six functionals, B3LYP, BP86, TPSS, TPSSh, M06L, and M06L, this work studies nine complexes (seven with iron...... and two with cobalt) for which experimental enthalpies of spin crossover are available. It is shown that such enthalpies can be used as quantitative benchmarks of a functional's ability to balance electron correlation in both the involved states. TPSSh achieves an unprecedented mean absolute error...... effects of first-row transition metal systems. Furthermore, it is shown that given an experimental structure of an iron complex, TPSSh can predict the electronic state corresponding to that experimental structure. We recommend this functional as current state-of-the-art for studying spin crossover...

  16. High-pressure studies on Ba-doped cobalt perovskites by neutron diffraction (United States)

    Cao, Huibo; Garlea, Vasile; Wang, Fangwei; Dos Santos, Antonio; Cheng, Zhaohua


    Cobalt perovskite possess rich structural, magnetic and electrical properties depending on the subtle balance of the interactions among the spin, charge, and orbital degrees of freedom. Divalent hole-doped cobalt perovskites LaA^2+CoO3 exhibit structural phase transitions, metal-insulator transitions, and multi-magnetic phase transitions. High-pressure measurement is believed to mimic the size effects of the doped ions. We performed neutron diffraction experiments on selected Ba-doped LaCoO3 under pressures up to 6.3 GPa at SNAP at Spallation Neutron Source of ORNL. This work focuses on the high-pressure effects of the selected Ba-doped samples and the change of the phase diagram with pressure.

  17. High-spin nuclear spectroscopy

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    Diamond, R.M.


    High-spin spectroscopy is the study of the changes in nuclear structure, properties, and behavior with increasing angular momentum. It involves the complex interplay between collective and single-particle motion, between shape and deformation changes, particle alignments, and changes in the pairing correlations. A review of progress in theory, experimentation, and instrumentation in this field is given. (DWL)

  18. High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains

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    Enderle, M.; Regnault, L.P.; Broholm, C.


    The characteristic internal order of macroscopic quantum ground states in one-dimensional spin systems is usually not directly accessible, but reflected in the spin dynamics and the field dependence of the magnetic excitations. In high magnetic fields quantum phase transitions are expected. We...... present recent work on the high-field spin dynamics of the S = I antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains NENP (Haldane ground state) and CsNiCl3 (quasi-1D HAF close to the quantum critical point), the uniform S = 1/2 chain CTS, and the spin-Peierls system CuGeO3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights...

  19. A high-temperature quantum spin liquid with polaron spins (United States)

    Klanjšek, Martin; Zorko, Andrej; Žitko, Rok; Mravlje, Jernej; Jagličić, Zvonko; Biswas, Pabitra Kumar; Prelovšek, Peter; Mihailovic, Dragan; Arčon, Denis


    The existence of a quantum spin liquid (QSL) in which quantum fluctuations of spins are sufficiently strong to preclude spin ordering down to zero temperature was originally proposed theoretically more than 40 years ago, but its experimental realization turned out to be very elusive. Here we report on an almost ideal spin liquid state that appears to be realized by atomic-cluster spins on the triangular lattice of a charge-density wave state of 1T-TaS2. In this system, the charge excitations have a well-defined gap of ~0.3 eV, while nuclear quadrupole resonance and muon-spin-relaxation experiments reveal that the spins show gapless QSL dynamics and no long-range magnetic order at least down to 70 mK. Canonical T2 power-law temperature dependence of the spin relaxation dynamics characteristic of a QSL is observed from 200 K to Tf = 55 K. Below this temperature, we observe a new gapless state with reduced density of spin excitations and high degree of local disorder signifying new quantum spin order emerging from the QSL.

  20. Spectroscopic capture and reactivity of a low-spin cobalt(IV)-oxo complex stabilized by binding redox-inactive metal ions. (United States)

    Hong, Seungwoo; Pfaff, Florian Felix; Kwon, Eunji; Wang, Yong; Seo, Mi-Sook; Bill, Eckhard; Ray, Kallol; Nam, Wonwoo


    High-valent cobalt-oxo intermediates are proposed as reactive intermediates in a number of cobalt-complex-mediated oxidation reactions. Herein we report the spectroscopic capture of low-spin (S=1/2) Co(IV)-oxo species in the presence of redox-inactive metal ions, such as Sc(3+), Ce(3+), Y(3+), and Zn(2+), and the investigation of their reactivity in C-H bond activation and sulfoxidation reactions. Theoretical calculations predict that the binding of Lewis acidic metal ions to the cobalt-oxo core increases the electrophilicity of the oxygen atom, resulting in the redox tautomerism of a highly unstable [(TAML)Co(III)(O˙)](2-) species to a more stable [(TAML)Co(IV)(O)(M(n+))] core. The present report supports the proposed role of the redox-inactive metal ions in facilitating the formation of high-valent metal-oxo cores as a necessary step for oxygen evolution in chemistry and biology. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Cobalt(I) Olefin Complexes: Precursors for Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition of High Purity Cobalt Metal Thin Films. (United States)

    Hamilton, Jeff A; Pugh, Thomas; Johnson, Andrew L; Kingsley, Andrew J; Richards, Stephen P


    We report the synthesis and characterization of a family of organometallic cobalt(I) metal precursors based around cyclopentadienyl and diene ligands. The molecular structures of the complexes cyclopentadienyl-cobalt(I) diolefin complexes are described, as determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Thermogravimetric analysis and thermal stability studies of the complexes highlighted the isoprene, dimethyl butadiene, and cyclohexadiene derivatives [(C5H5)Co(η(4)-CH2CHC(Me)CH2)] (1), [(C5H5)Co(η(4)-CH2C(Me)C(Me)CH2)] (2), and [(C5H5)Co(η(4)-C6H8)] (4) as possible cobalt metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) precursors. Atmospheric pressure MOCVD was employed using precursor 1, to synthesize thin films of metallic cobalt on silicon substrates under an atmosphere (760 torr) of hydrogen (H2). Analysis of the thin films deposited at substrate temperatures of 325, 350, 375, and 400 °C, respectively, by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy reveal temperature-dependent growth features. Films grown at these temperatures are continuous, pinhole-free, and can be seen to be composed of hexagonal particles clearly visible in the electron micrograph. Powder X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy all show the films to be highly crystalline, high-purity metallic cobalt. Raman spectroscopy was unable to detect the presence of cobalt silicides at the substrate/thin film interface.

  2. High spin isomer beam line at RIKEN

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    Kishida, T.; Ideguchi, E.; Wu, H.Y. [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Saitama (Japan)] [and others


    Nuclear high spin states have been the subject of extensive experimental and theoretical studies. For the production of high spin states, fusion reactions are usually used. The orbital angular momentum brought in the reaction is changed into the nuclear spin of the compound nucleus. However, the maximum induced angular momentum is limited in this mechanism by the maximum impact parameter of the fusion reaction and by the competition with fission reactions. It is, therefore, difficult to populate very high spin states, and as a result, large {gamma}-detector arrays have been developed in order to detect subtle signals from such very high spin states. The use of high spin isomers in the fusion reactions can break this limitation because the high spin isomers have their intrinsic angular momentum, which can bring the additional angular momentum without increasing the excitation energy. There are two methods to use the high spin isomers for secondary reactions: the use of the high spin isomers as a target and that as a beam. A high spin isomer target has already been developed and used for several experiments. But this method has an inevitable shortcoming that only {open_quotes}long-lived{close_quotes} isomers can be used for a target: {sup 178}Hf{sup m2} (16{sup +}) with a half-life of 31 years in the present case. By developing a high spin isomer beam, the authors can utilize various short-lived isomers with a short half-life around 1 {mu}s. The high spin isomer beam line of RIKEN Accelerator Facility is a unique apparatus in the world which provides a high spin isomer as a secondary beam. The combination of fusion-evaporation reaction and inverse kinematics are used to produce high spin isomer beams; in particular, the adoption of `inverse kinematics` is essential to use short-lived isomers as a beam.

  3. Cobalt Nanoparticle Inks for Printed High Frequency Applications on Polycarbonate (United States)

    Nelo, Mikko; Myllymäki, Sami; Juuti, Jari; Uusimäki, Antti; Jantunen, Heli


    In this work the high frequency properties of low curing temperature cobalt nanoparticle inks printed on polycarbonate substrates were investigated. The inks consisted of 30-70 vol.% metallic cobalt nanoparticles and poly (methylene methacrylate) polymer, having excellent adhesion on polycarbonate and a curing temperature of 110°C. The influence of binder material content on the electromagnetic properties of the ink was investigated using the shorted microstrip transmission-line perturbation method. Changes in mechanical properties were evaluated with adhesion tests using the pull-out strength test and the ASTM D 3359-B cross-hatch tape peel test. The microstructure of the printed patterns was investigated with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The inks remained mechanically durable with metal contents up to 60 vol.%, achieving pull-off strength of up to 5.2 MPa and the highest marks in adhesion of the tape peel test. The inks obtained a relative permeability of 1.5-3 in the 45 MHz-10 GHz band with a magnetic loss tangent of 0.01-0.06. The developed inks can be utilized in various printed electronics applications such as antenna miniaturization, antenna substrates and magnetic sensors or sensing.

  4. High spin properties of Ba

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Abstract. The 124Ba nucleus is investigated on the basis of the method of statistical mechanics by assuming the nucleons to move in triaxially deformed Nilsson potential. The variation in the Fermi energies of protons and neutrons is studied as a function of spin and temperature. The Fermi energies determined as a function ...

  5. A Highly Active and Selective Manganese Oxide Promoted Cobalt-on-Silica Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst

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    den Breejen, Johan P.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304837318; Frey, Anne M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/341358851; Yang, Jia; Holmen, Anders; van Schooneveld, Matti M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/315032863; de Groot, Frank M. F.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/08747610X; Stephan, Odile; Bitter, Johannes H.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/160581435; de Jong, Krijn P.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/06885580X

    A highly active and selective manganese oxide-promoted silica-supported cobalt catalyst for the Fischer-Tropsch reaction is reported. Co/MnO/SiO2 catalysts were prepared via impregnation of a cobalt nitrate and manganese nitrate precursor, followed by drying and calcination in an NO/He flow. The

  6. Cobalt(II) "scorpionate" complexes as models for cobalt-substituted zinc enzymes: electronic structure investigation by high-frequency and -field electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. (United States)

    Krzystek, J; Swenson, Dale C; Zvyagin, S A; Smirnov, Dmitry; Ozarowski, Andrew; Telser, Joshua


    A series of complexes of formula Tp(R,R')CoL, where Tp(R,R'-) = hydrotris(3-R,5-R'-pyrazol-1-yl)borate ("scorpionate") anion (R = tert-butyl, R' = H, Me, 2'-thienyl (Tn), L = Cl(-), NCS(-), NCO(-), N(3)(-)), has been characterized by electronic absorption spectroscopy in the visible and near-infrared (near-IR) region and by high-frequency and -field electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR). Reported here are also crystal structures of seven members of the series that have not been reported previously: R' = H, L = NCO(-), N(3)(-); R' = Me, L = Cl(-), NCS(-), NCO(-), N(3)(-); R' = Tn, L = Cl(-), NCS(-). These include a structure for Tp(t-Bu,Me)CoCl different from that previously reported. All of the investigated complexes contain a four-coordinate cobalt(II) ion (3d(7)) with approximate C(3v) point group symmetry about the metal ion and exhibit an S = (3)/(2) high-spin ground state. The use of HFEPR allows extraction of the full set of intrinsic S = (3)/(2) spin Hamiltonian parameters (D, E, and g values). The axial zero-field splitting parameter, D, for all investigated Tp(R,R')CoL complexes is always positive, a fact not easily determined by other methods. However, the magnitude of this parameter varies widely: 2.4 cm(-1) zinc enzymes.

  7. How NO affects nickel and cobalt nitrates at low temperatures to arrive at highly dispersed silica-supported nickel and cobalt catalysts

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    Wolters, M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304829560; Munnik, P.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/328228524; Bitter, J.H.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/160581435; de Jongh, P.E.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/186125372; de Jong, K.P.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/06885580X


    Impregnation of porous silica supports with cobalt and nickel nitrate precursor solutions is a convenient method to prepare supported nickel and cobalt (oxide) catalysts. However, the metal (oxide) dispersion obtained is highly dependent on the gas atmosphere during thermal treatment to convert the

  8. Spinnability Investigation of High Strength Steel in Draw-spinning and Flow-spinning (United States)

    Shi, L.; Xiao, H.; Xu, D. K.


    High strength steels are difficult to process in spinning due to their high yield and tensile strength, poor ductility and large springback. In this paper, formability of dual phase steel has been investigated on the basis of spinnability evaluation in draw-spinning and flow-spinning processes. The influences of key process parameters such as feed ratio and wheel fillet radius on forming limit coefficient in draw-spinning and maximum thinning ratio in flow-spinning are studied in detail.

  9. Spin structure in high energy processes (United States)

    Deporcel, L.; Dunwoodie, C.


    This report contains papers of the following topics: Spin, Mass, and Symmetry; physics with polarized Z(sup 0)s; spin and precision electroweak physics; polarized electron sources; polarization phenomena in quantum chromodynamics; polarized lepton-nucleon scattering; polarized targets in high energy physics; spin dynamics in storage rings and linear accelerators; spin formalism and applications to new physics searches; precision electroweak physics at LEP; recent results on heavy flavor physics from LEP experiments using 1990--1992 data; precise measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry in Z boson production by electron-positron collisions; preliminary results on heavy flavor physics at SLD; QCD tests with SLD and polarized beams; recent results from TRISTAN at KEK; recent B physics results from CLEO; searching for the H dibaryon at Brookhaven; recent results from the compton observatory; the spin structure of the deuteron; spin structure of the neutron ((sup 3)HE) and the Bjoerken sum rule; a consumer's guide to lattice QCD results; top ten models constrained by b yields sy; a review of the Fermilab fixed target program; results from the D0 experiment; results from CDF at FNAL; quantum-mechanical suppression of bremsstrahlung; report from the ZEUS collaboration at HERA; physics from the first year of H1 at HERA, and hard diffraction. These papers have been cataloged separately elsewhere.

  10. Spin structure in high energy processes: Proceedings

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    DePorcel, L.; Dunwoodie, C. [eds.


    This report contains papers as the following topics: Spin, Mass, and Symmetry; physics with polarized Z{sup 0}s; spin and precision electroweak physics; polarized electron sources; polarization phenomena in quantum chromodynamics; polarized lepton-nucleon scattering; polarized targets in high energy physics; spin dynamics in storage rings and linear accelerators; spin formalism and applications to new physics searches; precision electroweak physics at LEP; recent results on heavy flavor physics from LEP experiments using 1990--1992 data; precise measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry in Z boson production by electron-positron collisions; preliminary results on heavy flavor physics at SLD; QCD tests with SLD and polarized beams; recent results from TRISTAN at KEK; recent B physics results from CLEO; searching for the H dibaryon at Brookhaven; recent results from the compton observatory; the spin structure of the deuteron; spin structure of the neutron ({sup 3}HE) and the Bjoerken sum rule; a consumer`s guide to lattice QCD results; top ten models constrained by b {yields} sy; a review of the Fermilab fixed target program; results from the D0 experiment; results from CDF at FNAL; quantum-mechanical suppression of bremsstrahlung; report from the ZEUS collaboration at HERA; physics from the first year of H1 at HERA, and hard diffraction. These papers have been cataloged separately elsewhere.

  11. Electrosynthesis of highly transparent cobalt oxide water oxidation catalyst films from cobalt aminopolycarboxylate complexes. (United States)

    Bonke, Shannon A; Wiechen, Mathias; Hocking, Rosalie K; Fang, Xi-Ya; Lupton, David W; MacFarlane, Douglas R; Spiccia, Leone


    Efficient catalysis of water oxidation represents one of the major challenges en route to efficient sunlight-driven water splitting. Cobalt oxides (CoOx ) have been widely investigated as water oxidation catalysts, although the incorporation of these materials into photoelectrochemical devices has been hindered by a lack of transparency. Herein, the electrosynthesis of transparent CoOx catalyst films is described by utilizing cobalt(II) aminopolycarboxylate complexes as precursors to the oxide. These complexes allow control over the deposition rate and morphology to enable the production of thin, catalytic CoOx films on a conductive substrate, which can be exploited in integrated photoelectrochemical devices. Notably, under a bias of 1.0 V (vs. Ag/AgCl), the film deposited from [Co(NTA)(OH2 )2 ](-) (NTA=nitrilotriacetate) decreased the transmission by only 10 % at λ=500 nm, but still generated >80 % of the water oxidation current produced by a [Co(OH2 )6 ](2+) -derived oxide film whose transmission was only 40 % at λ=500 nm. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. High resolution spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy for 3D spin vectorial analysis (United States)

    Okuda, Taichi; Miyamoto, Koji; Kimura, Akio; Namatame, Hirofumi; Taniguchi, Masaki


    Spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (SARPES) is the excellent tool which can directly observe the band structure of crystals with separating spin-up and -down states. Recent findings of new class of materials possessing strong spin orbit interaction such as Rashba spin splitting systems or topological insulators stimulate to develop new SARPES apparatuses and many sophisticated techniques have been reported recently. Here we report our newly developed a SARPES apparatus for spin vectorial analysis with high precision at Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center. Highly efficient spin polarimeter utilizing very low energy electron diffraction (VLEED) makes high resolution (ΔE Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

  13. High spin spectroscopy of 139 Pr

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 57; Issue 1. High spin spectroscopy of 139Pr. S Chanda Sarmishtha Bhattacharyya Tumpa Bhattacharjee S S Ghugre Swapan Kumar Basu S Muralithar R P Singh B Mukherjee R K Bhowmik S N Ray. Contributed Papers : Nuclear spectroscopy Volume 57 Issue 1 July ...

  14. High spin rotational bands in Zn

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    July 2001 physics pp. 181–184. High spin rotational bands in. 65. Zn. B MUKHERJEE, S MURALITHAR, R P SINGH, R KUMAR, K RANI and. R K BHOWMIK. Nuclear Science Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.B. No. .... resolved due to poor resolution of the detectors used. The measured DCO ratios for the 835,. 988, 1074 ...

  15. Nuclear structure of Ra at high spin

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    However, nuclear structure at high spin and excitation energies (∼ 6 MeV) would require a coupling of excited 1p–1h with 208Pb core. The coupling between single- particle orbitals and collective vibrations of core complicates the simple shell model picture. With increasing neutron number, Ra isotopes show an abrupt ...

  16. Ferromagnetism in spin-coated cobalt-doped TiO2 thin films and the role of crystalline phases (United States)

    Salazar Cuaila, J. L.; Alayo, W.; Avellaneda, César O.


    Two sets of Cobalt-doped (1-10% at) TiO2 thin films, for different molar concentrations of the Ti precursor (0.3 and 0.5 mol/L), have been deposited onto Si substrates by combining the Sol Gel process and the Spin Coating technique. The structure of the samples was studied by X-ray reflectivity (XRR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) and their magnetic properties were analyzed by magnetization measurements as a function of the applied magnetic field. The XRR results provided the thickness and interfacial roughness of the films, while XRD patterns revealed the crystalline phases and lattice parameters. Room temperature ferromagnetic behaviour was observed for some of the atomic Co concentrations by the magnetization measurements. This behaviour has been correlated to the crystalline phases, which were found to be modified by both the molar ratio of Ti precursor and the concentration of the Co dopant. A suppression of ferromagnetism is observed for some atomic Co fractions and it was attributed to the presence of secondary crystalline phases.

  17. Cobalt-doped graphitic carbon nitride photocatalysts with high activity for hydrogen evolution

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    Chen, Pei-Wen; Li, Kui; Yu, Yu-Xiang; Zhang, Wei-De, E-mail:


    Graphical abstract: Cobalt-doped graphitic carbon nitride (Co−CN) was synthesized by one-step thermal polycondensation using cobalt phthalocyanine and melamine as precursors. The obtained photocatalysts display high and stable activity for photocatalytic generation of hydrogen through water splitting. - Highlights: • Cobalt-doped g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} photocatalysts were prepared. • High and stable visible light photocatalytic activity for H{sub 2} evolution. • Efficient separation and transfer of photo-induced electron-hole pairs. - Abstract: Cobalt-doped graphitic carbon nitride (Co−CN) was synthesized by one-step thermal polycondensation using cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) and melamine as precursors. The π-π interaction between melamine and CoPc promotes cobalt doping into the framework of g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4}. The prepared samples were carefully characterized and the results demonstrated that Co-doped graphitic carbon nitride inhibited the crystal growth of graphitic carbon nitride (CN), leading to larger specific surface area (33.1 m{sup 2} g{sup −1}) and abundant Co-N{sub x} active sites, narrower band gap energy and more efficient separation of photogenerated electrons and holes. 0.46% Co−CN exhibited higher hydrogen evolution rate (28.0 μmol h{sup −1}) under visible light irradiation, which is about 3.0 times of that over the pure CN and about 2.2 times of that over cobalt-doped CN using CoCl{sub 2} ∙ 6H{sub 2}O as a cobalt source. This study provides a valuable strategy to modify CN with enhanced photocatalytic performance.

  18. Spin Transport in High-Quality Suspended Graphene Devices

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    Guimaraes, Marcos H. D.; Veligura, A.; Zomer, P. J.; Maassen, T.; Vera-Marun, I. J.; Tombros, N.; van Arees, B. J.; Wees, B.J. van

    We measure spin transport in high mobility suspended graphene (mu approximate to 10(5)cm(2)/(V s)), obtaining a (spin) diffusion coefficient of 0.1 m(2)/s and giving a lower bound on the spin relaxation time (tau(s) approximate to 150 ps) and spin relaxation length (lambda(s) = 4.7 mu m) for

  19. Size dependent stability of cobalt nanoparticles on silica under high conversion Fischer-Tropsch environment. (United States)

    Wolf, Moritz; Kotzé, Hendrik; Fischer, Nico; Claeys, Michael


    Highly monodisperse cobalt crystallites, supported on Stöber silica spheres, as model catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis were exposed to simulated high conversion environments in the presence and absence of CO utilising an in house developed in situ magnetometer. The catalyst comprising the smallest crystallites in the metallic state (average diameter of 3.2 nm) experienced pronounced oxidation whilst the ratio of H2O to H2 was increased stepwise to simulate CO conversions from 26% up to complete conversion. Direct exposure of this freshly reduced catalyst to a high conversion Fischer-Tropsch environment resulted in almost spontaneous oxidation of 40% of the metallic cobalt. In contrast, a model catalyst with cobalt crystallites of 5.3 nm only oxidised to a small extent even when exposed to a simulated conversion of over 99%. The largest cobalt crystallites were rather stable and only experienced measurable oxidation when subjected to H2O in the absence of H2. This size dependency of the stability is in qualitative accordance with reported thermodynamic calculations. However, the cobalt crystallites showed an unexpected low susceptibility to oxidation, i.e. only relatively high ratios of H2O to H2 partial pressure caused oxidation. Similar experiments in the presence of CO revealed the significance of the actual Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on the metallic surface as the dissociation of CO, an elementary step in the Fischer-Tropsch mechanism, was shown to be a prerequisite for oxidation. Direct oxidation of cobalt to CoO by H2O seems to be kinetically hindered. Thus, H2O may only be capable of indirect oxidation, i.e. high concentrations prevent the removal of adsorbed oxygen species on the cobalt surface leading to oxidation. However, a spontaneous direct oxidation of cobalt at the interface between the support and the crystallites by H2O forming presumably cobalt silicate type species was observed in the presence and absence of CO. The formation of these

  20. Strontium Oxide Tunnel Barriers for High Quality Spin Transport and Large Spin Accumulation in Graphene. (United States)

    Singh, Simranjeet; Katoch, Jyoti; Zhu, Tiancong; Wu, Ryan J; Ahmed, Adam S; Amamou, Walid; Wang, Dongying; Mkhoyan, K Andre; Kawakami, Roland K


    The quality of the tunnel barrier at the ferromagnet/graphene interface plays a pivotal role in graphene spin valves by circumventing the impedance mismatch problem, decreasing interfacial spin dephasing mechanisms and decreasing spin absorption back into the ferromagnet. It is thus crucial to integrate superior tunnel barriers to enhance spin transport and spin accumulation in graphene. Here, we employ a novel tunnel barrier, strontium oxide (SrO), onto graphene to realize high quality spin transport as evidenced by room-temperature spin relaxation times exceeding a nanosecond in graphene on silicon dioxide substrates. Furthermore, the smooth and pinhole-free SrO tunnel barrier grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), which can withstand large charge injection current densities, allows us to experimentally realize large spin accumulation in graphene at room temperature. This work puts graphene on the path to achieve efficient manipulation of nanomagnet magnetization using spin currents in graphene for logic and memory applications.

  1. High spin ↔ low spin ultrafast excitation and relaxation of an isolated iron(II complex.

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    Létard J.F.


    Full Text Available Picosecond and femtosecond time resolved pump-probe experiments make it possible to study both the low spin (LS to high spin (HS and high spin to low spin excitation and relaxation processes in the same isolated iron(II complex. We demonstrate that both LS → HS and HS → LS can be recorded by changing the pump wavelength and occur on the same time scale.

  2. Nanocrystalline Iron-Cobalt Alloys for High Saturation Indutance (United States)


    film deposited just like the pick-up of a turn-table music player. The contact pads provide the electrical contacts to the starting and end point of...anisotropy using the geometry of the thin toroid. We have shown experimentally that the thin film toroid calculations may be applicable to up to millimeter...thin film as well as bulk devices. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Micromagnetic Calculations, Nanocrystalline cobalt-iron, Thin Film Toroids 16. SECURITY

  3. Highly Coordinated Iron and Cobalt Nitrides Synthesized at High Pressures and High Temperatures. (United States)

    Niwa, Ken; Terabe, Toshiki; Kato, Daiki; Takayama, Shin; Kato, Masahiko; Soda, Kazuo; Hasegawa, Masashi


    Highly coordinated iron and cobalt nitrides were successfully synthesized via direct chemical reaction between a transition metal and molecular nitrogen at pressures above approximately 30 GPa using a laser-heated diamond anvil cell. The synthesized novel transition metal nitrides were found to crystallize into the NiAs-type or marcasite-type structure. NiAs-type FeN could be quenched at ambient pressure, although it was gradually converted to the ZnS-type structure after the pressure was released. On the other hand, CoN was recovered with ZnS-type structure through a phase transition from NiAs-type structure at approximately a few gigapascals during decompression. Marcasite-type CoN2 was also synthesized at pressures above approximately 30 GPa. High-pressure in situ X-ray diffraction measurement showed that the zero-pressure bulk modulus of marcasite-type CoN2 is 216(18) GPa, which is comparable to that of RhN2. This indicates that the interatomic distance of the N-N dimer in marcasite-type CoN2 is short because of weak orbital interaction between cobalt and nitrogen atoms, as in RhN2. Surprisingly, a first-principles electronic band calculation suggests that the NiAs-type FeN and CoN and marcasite-type CoN2 exhibit metallic characteristics with magnetic moments of 3.4, 0.6, and 1.2 μB, respectively. The ferromagnetic NiAs-type structure originates from the anisotropic arrangement of transition atoms stacked along the c axis.

  4. High-spin structure in 40K (United States)

    Söderström, P.-A.; Recchia, F.; Nyberg, J.; Gadea, A.; Lenzi, S. M.; Poves, A.; Ataç, A.; Aydin, S.; Bazzacco, D.; Bednarczyk, P.; Bellato, M.; Birkenbach, B.; Bortolato, D.; Boston, A. J.; Boston, H. C.; Bruyneel, B.; Bucurescu, D.; Calore, E.; Cederwall, B.; Charles, L.; Chavas, J.; Colosimo, S.; Crespi, F. C. L.; Cullen, D. M.; de Angelis, G.; Désesquelles, P.; Dosme, N.; Duchêne, G.; Eberth, J.; Farnea, E.; Filmer, F.; Görgen, A.; Gottardo, A.; Grębosz, J.; Gulmini, M.; Hess, H.; Hughes, T. A.; Jaworski, G.; Jolie, J.; Joshi, P.; Judson, D. S.; Jungclaus, A.; Karkour, N.; Karolak, M.; Kempley, R. S.; Khaplanov, A.; Korten, W.; Ljungvall, J.; Lunardi, S.; Maj, A.; Maron, G.; Męczyński, W.; Menegazzo, R.; Mengoni, D.; Michelagnoli, C.; Molini, P.; Napoli, D. R.; Nolan, P. J.; Norman, M.; Obertelli, A.; Podolyak, Zs.; Pullia, A.; Quintana, B.; Redon, N.; Regan, P. H.; Reiter, P.; Robinson, A. P.; Şahin, E.; Simpson, J.; Salsac, M. D.; Smith, J. F.; Stézowski, O.; Theisen, Ch.; Tonev, D.; Unsworth, C.; Ur, C. A.; Valiente-Dobón, J. J.; Wiens, A.


    High-spin states of 40K have been populated in the fusion-evaporation reaction 12C(30Si,np)40K and studied by means of γ-ray spectroscopy techniques using one triple-cluster detector of the Advanced Gamma Tracking Array at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro. Several states with excitation energy up to 8 MeV and spin up to 10- have been discovered. These states are discussed in terms of J=3 and T=0 neutron-proton hole pairs. Shell-model calculations in a large model space have shown good agreement with the experimental data for most of the energy levels. The evolution of the structure of this nucleus is here studied as a function of excitation energy and angular momentum.

  5. 16th Workshop on High Energy Spin Physics

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    The Workshop will cover a wide range of spin phenomena at high and intermediate energies such as: recent experimental data on spin physics the nucleon spin structure and GPD's spin physics and QCD spin physics in the Standard Model and beyond T-odd spin effects polarization and heavy ion physics spin in gravity and astrophysics the future spin physics facilities spin physics at NICA polarimeters for high energy polarized beams acceleration and storage of polarized beams the new polarization technology related subjects The Workshop will be held in the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia. The program of the workshop will include plenary and parallel (if necessary) sessions. Plenary sessions will be held in the Conference Hall. Parallel sections will take place in the same building. There will be invited talks (up to 40 min) and original reports (20 min). The invited speakers will present new experimental and theoretical re...

  6. Carbon-Based Oxamate Cobalt(III Complexes as Bioenzyme Mimics for Contaminant Elimination in High Backgrounds of Complicated Constituents

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    Nan Li


    Full Text Available Complex wastewater with massive components is now a serious environmental issue facing humanity. Selective removal of low-concentration contaminants in mixed constituents holds great promise for increasing water supplies. Bioenzymes like horseradish peroxidase exhibit oxidizing power and selectivity. Here, we manufactured its mimic through immobilizing non-heme oxamate anionic cobalt(III complex ([CoIII(opba]−, opba = o-phenylenebis(oxamate onto pyridine (Py modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes ([CoIII(opba]−-Py-MWCNTs, MWCNTs = multiwalled carbon nanotubes, where MWCNTs captured substrates and Py functioned as the fifth ligand. We chose typical azo dye (C.I. Acid Red 1 and antibiotic (ciprofloxacin as model substrates. Without •OH, this catalyst could detoxify target micropollutants efficiently at pH from 8 to 11. It also remained efficient in repetitive tests, and the final products were non-poisonous OH-containing acids. Combined with radical scavenger tests and electron paramagnetic resonance result, we speculated that high-valent cobalt-oxo active species and oxygen atom transfer reaction dominated in the reaction pathway. According to density functional theory calculations, the electron spin density distribution order showed that electron-withdrawing ligand was beneficial for inward pulling the excess electron and lowering the corresponding energy levels, achieving an electrophilic-attack enhancement of the catalyst. With target removal property and recyclability, this catalyst is prospective in water detoxication.

  7. High spin-filter efficiency and Seebeck effect through spin-crossover iron-benzene complex. (United States)

    Yan, Qiang; Zhou, Liping; Cheng, Jue-Fei; Wen, Zhongqian; Han, Qin; Wang, Xue-Feng


    Electronic structures and coherent quantum transport properties are explored for spin-crossover molecule iron-benzene Fe(Bz)2 using density functional theory combined with non-equilibrium Green's function. High- and low-spin states are investigated for two different lead-molecule junctions. It is found that the asymmetrical T-shaped contact junction in the high-spin state behaves as an efficient spin filter while it has a smaller conductivity than that in the low-spin state. Large spin Seebeck effect is also observed in asymmetrical T-shaped junction. Spin-polarized properties are absent in the symmetrical H-shaped junction. These findings strongly suggest that both the electronic and contact configurations play significant roles in molecular devices and metal-benzene complexes are promising materials for spintronics and thermo-spintronics.

  8. Wear and creep of highly crosslinked polyethylene against cobalt chrome and ceramic femoral heads. (United States)

    Galvin, A L; Jennings, L M; Tipper, J L; Ingham, E; Fisher, J


    The wear and creep characteristics of highly crosslinked ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) articulating against large-diameter (36mm) ceramic and cobalt chrome femoral heads have been investigated in a physiological anatomical hip joint simulator for 10 million cycles. The crosslinked UHMWPE/ceramic combination showed higher volume deformation due to creep plus wear during the first 2 million cycles, and a steady-state wear rate 40 per cent lower than that of the crosslinked UHMWPE/cobalt chrome combination. Wear particles were isolated and characterized from the hip simulator lubricants. The wear particles were similar in size and morphology for both head materials. The particle isolation methodology used could not detect a statistically significant difference between the particles produced by the cobalt chrome and alumina ceramic femoral heads.

  9. Critical phenomena in ethylbenzene oxidation in acetic acid solution at high cobalt(II) concentrations

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    Gavrichkov, AA; Zakharov, [No Value

    Critical phenomena in ethylbenzene oxidation in an acetic acid solution at high cobalt(ill) concentrations (from 0.01 to 0.2 mol L-1) were studied at 60-90 degrees C by the gasometric (O-2 absorption), spectrophotometric (Co-III accumulation), and chemiluminescence (relative concentration of radical

  10. High-performance aqueous asymmetric electrochemical capacitor based on graphene oxide/cobalt(II)-tetrapyrazinoporphyrazine hybrids

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    Lekitima, JN


    Full Text Available A novel asymmetric electrochemical capacitor (AEC) with high energy and power densities has been developed using a graphene oxide/cobalt(II)tetrapyrazinoporphyrazine composite (GO/CoTPyzPz) as the positive electrode and graphene oxide/carbon black...

  11. Cobalt/Fullerene Spinterfaces

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    Wang, Kai


    Spintronics is a multidisciplinary research field and it explores phenomena that interlink the spin and charge degrees of freedom. The thesis focuses on spin-polarized electronic transports in cobalt (Co) and fullerene (C60) based vertical spintronic devices. It starts with a review about

  12. High spins in gamma-soft nuclei

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    Leander, G.A.; Frauendorf, S.; May, F.R.


    Nuclei which are soft with respect to the ..gamma.. shape degree of freedom are expected to have many different structures coexisting in the near-yrast regime. In particular, the lowest rotational quasi-particle in a high-j shell exerts a strong polarizing effect on ..gamma... The ..gamma.. to which it drives is found to vary smoothly over a 180/sup 0/ range as the position of the Fermi level varies. This simple rule is seen to have a direct connection with the energy staggering of alternate spin states in rotational bands. A diagram is presented which provides a general theoretical reference for experimental tests of the relation between ..gamma.., spin staggering, configuration, and nucleon number. In a quasicontinuum spectrum, the coexistence of different structures are expected to make several unrelated features appear within any one slice of sum energy and multiplicity. However, it is also seen that the in-band moment of inertia may be similar for many bands of different ..gamma...

  13. Highly selective and active niobia-supported cobalt catalysts for fischer-tropsch synthesis

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    Den Otter, Jan H.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/337238774; De Jong, Krijn P.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/06885580X

    The performance of Co/Nb2O5 was compared to that of Co/γ-Al2O3 for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis at 20 bar and over the temperature range of 220-260°C. The C5+ selectivity of Nb2O5-supported cobalt catalysts was found to be very high, i.e. up to 90 wt% C5+ at 220°C. The activity per unit weight

  14. Crystal field splitting and spin states of Co ions in cobalt ferrite with composition Co{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} using magnetization and X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements

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    Sinha, A.K., E-mail: [HXAL, Synchrotrons Utilization Section, RRCAT, Indore 452013 (India); Homi Bhabha National Institute, RRCAT, Indore 452013 (India); Singh, M.N. [HXAL, Synchrotrons Utilization Section, RRCAT, Indore 452013 (India); Achary, S.N. [Chemistry Division, BARC, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400085 (India); Sagdeo, A. [HXAL, Synchrotrons Utilization Section, RRCAT, Indore 452013 (India); Homi Bhabha National Institute, RRCAT, Indore 452013 (India); Shukla, D.K.; Phase, D.M. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore 452010 (India)


    Highlights: • Co ions in Co{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} are found to be in high spin states. • XAS measurements have been used to estimate TM crystal field and core hole contributions to 3d orbital splitting. • The polycrystalline Co{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} sample show two pinning centers and large magneto crystalline anisotropy. - Abstract: Structural, magnetic and electronic properties of partially inverted Cobalt Ferrite with composition Co{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} is discussed in the present work. Single phase (SG: Fd3m) sample is synthesized by co-precipitation technique and subsequent air annealing. The values of saturation magnetization obtained from careful analysis of approach to saturation in initial M(H) curves are used to determine spin states of Co ions in tetrahedral (T{sub H}) and octahedral (O{sub H}) sites. Spin states of Co{sup 3+} ions in T{sub H} sites, which has not been reported in literature, were found to be in high spin state. Temperature variation of magnetic parameters has been studied. The sample shows magneto-crystalline anisotropy with two clearly distinct pinning centers. Oxygen K-edge and Fe as well as Co L{sub 2,3}-edge X-ray absorption (XAS) spectra have been used as complementary measurements to study crystal field splitting and core hole effects on transition metal (TM) 3d orbitals. The ratio of intensities of t{sub 2g} and e{sub g} absorption bands in O-K edge XAS spectrum is used to estimate the spin states of Co ions at O{sub H} and T{sub H} sites. The results are in agreement with those obtained from magnetization data, and favors Co{sup 3+} ions in T{sub H} sites in high spin states. Normalized areas of the satellite peaks in TM L{sub 2},{sub 3}-edge XAS spectra have been used to estimate 3d{sub n+1}L contribution in ground state wave function and the contributions were found to be significant.

  15. High Spin Baryons in Quantum Mechanical Chromodynamics (United States)

    Kirchbach, M.; Compean, C. B.


    A framework of quantum mechanical chromodynamics (QMCD) is developed with the aim to place the description of the nucleon on a comparable footing with Schrödinger's quantum mechanical treatment of the hydrogen atom. Such indeed turns out to be possible upon replacing the (e--p) by a (q-qq) system, on the one hand, and the Coulomb potential by the recently reported by us exactly solvable trigonometric extension of the Cornell (TEC) potential, on the other. The TEC potential translates the inverse distance potential in ordinary flat space to a space of constant positive curvature, the 3D hypersphere, a reason for which both potentials have the SO(4) and SO(2, 1) symmetries in common. In effect, the nucleon spectrum, inclusive its Δ branch, acquire the degeneracy patterns of the electron excitations with spin in 1H without copying them, however. There are two essential differences between the N(Δ) and H atom spectra. The first concerns the parity of the states which can be unnatural for the N and Δ excitations due to compositeness of the diquark, the second refers to the level splittings in the baryon spectra which contain besides the Balmer term also its inverse of opposite sign. Our scheme reproduces the complete number of states (except the hybrid Δ(1600)), predicts a total of 33 new resonances, and explains the splittings of the N and Δ levels containing high-spin resonances. It also describes accurately the proton electric charge form factor. We here calculate the potential in momentum space (instantaneous effective gluon propagator) as a Fourier transform of the TEC potential and show that the concept of curvature allows to avoid the integral divergences suffered by schemes based on power potentials. We find a propagator that is finite at origin, likely to produce confinement. The advocated new potential picture allows for deconfinement too as effect of space flattening in the limit of infinite radius of the 3D hypersphere. The potential's SO(4)/SO(2, 1

  16. Preliminary study of a solar selective coating system using black cobalt oxide for high temperature solar collectors (United States)

    Mcdonald, G.


    Black cobalt oxide coatings (high solar absorptance layer) were deposited on thin layers of silver or gold (low emittance layer) which had been previously deposited on oxidized (diffusion barrier layer) stainless steel substrates. The reflectance properties of these coatings were measured at various thicknesses of cobalt for integrated values of the solar and infrared spectrum. The values of absorptance and emittance were calculated from the measured reflectance values, before and after exposure in air at 650 C for approximately 1000 hours. Absorptance and emittance were interdependent functions of the weight of cobalt oxide. Also, these cobalt oxide/noble metal/oxide diffusion barrier coatings have absorptances greater than 0.90 and emittances of approximately 0.20 even after about 1000 hours at 650 C.

  17. High spin properties of 124 Ba

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    The 124Ba nucleus is investigated on the basis of the method of statistical mechanics by assuming the nucleons to move in triaxially deformed Nilsson potential. The variation in the Fermi energies of protons and neutrons is studied as a function of spin and temperature. The Fermi energies determined as a function of ...

  18. High-resolution resonant inelastic extreme ultraviolet scattering from orbital and spin excitations in a Heisenberg antiferromagnet (United States)

    Caretta, Antonio; Dell'Angela, Martina; Chuang, Yi-De; Kalashnikova, Alexandra M.; Pisarev, Roman V.; Bossini, Davide; Hieke, Florian; Wurth, Wilfried; Casarin, Barbara; Ciprian, Roberta; Parmigiani, Fulvio; Wexler, Surge; Wray, L. Andrew; Malvestuto, Marco


    We report a high-resolution resonant inelastic extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scattering study of the quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet KCoF3. By tuning the EUV photon energy to the cobalt M23 edge, a complete set of low-energy 3 d spin-orbital excitations is revealed. These low-lying electronic excitations are modeled using an extended multiplet-based mean-field calculation to identify the roles of lattice and magnetic degrees of freedom in modifying the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectral line shape. We have demonstrated that the temperature dependence of RIXS features upon the antiferromagnetic ordering transition enables us to probe the energetics of short-range spin correlations in this material.

  19. Cobalt iron selenide/sulfide porous nanocubes as high-performance electrocatalysts for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (United States)

    Jiang, Yiqing; Qian, Xing; Niu, Yudi; Shao, Li; Zhu, Changli; Hou, Linxi


    A novel series of ternary compounds, namely cobalt iron selenide/sulfide nanocubes, are successfully synthesized as counter electrode (CE) materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), which deliver excellent performances. Homogeneous cobalt iron Prussian-blue-analog (PBA) nanocubes are prepared as the templates and are subsequently dealt with selenation/sulfidation processes via hydrothermal methods. Owing to their unique morphology, porous structure, high surface area, small charge transfer resistance and high diffusion coefficient, the Co-Fe-Se/S nanocubes possess high catalytic activity and excellent conductivity, which are tested and verified by electrochemical measurements. Meanwhile, cobalt iron selenide/sulfide nanocubes CEs achieve high efficiencies of 9.58% and 9.06%, respectively, which are both higher than that of Pt CE (8.16%). All these prominent merits make them outstanding and promising participants among Pt-free CE materials of DSSCs with lower production costs and higher power conversion efficiency.

  20. Nickel-cobalt hydroxide nanosheets: Synthesis, morphology and electrochemical properties. (United States)

    Schneiderová, Barbora; Demel, Jan; Zhigunov, Alexander; Bohuslav, Jan; Tarábková, Hana; Janda, Pavel; Lang, Kamil


    This paper reports the synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical performance of nickel-cobalt hydroxide nanosheets. The hydroxide nanosheets of approximately 0.7nm thickness were prepared by delamination of layered nickel-cobalt hydroxide lactate in water and formed transparent colloids that were stable for months. The nanosheets were deposited on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite by spin coating, and their electrochemical behavior was investigated by cyclic voltammetry in potassium hydroxide electrolyte. Our method of electrode preparation allows for studying the electrochemistry of nanosheets where the majority of the active centers can participate in the charge transfer reaction. The observed electrochemical response was ascribed to mutual compensation of the cobalt and nickel response via electron sharing between these metals in the hydroxide nanosheets, a process that differentiates the behavior of nickel-cobalt hydroxide nanosheets from single nickel hydroxide or cobalt hydroxide nanosheets or their physical mixture. The presence of cobalt in the nickel-cobalt hydroxide nanosheets apparently decreases the time of electrochemical activation of the nanosheet layer, which for the nickel hydroxide nanosheets alone requires more potential sweeps. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Observational Signature of High Spin at the Event Horizon Telescope (United States)

    Gralla, Samuel E.; Lupsasca, Alexandru; Strominger, Andrew


    We analytically compute the observational appearance of an isotropically emitting point source orbiting near a rapidly spinning black hole. The primary image moves on a vertical line segment, in contrast to the primarily horizontal motion of the spinless case. Secondary images, also on the vertical line, display a rich caustic structure. If detected, this unique signature could serve as a "smoking gun" for a high spin black hole in nature.

  2. Synthesis of high-coercivity non-stoichiometric cobalt ferrite nanocrystals: Structural and magnetic characterization

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    Cedeno-Mattei, Y., E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagueez Campus, Mayagueez, 00681 (Puerto Rico); Perales-Perez, O. [Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagueez Campus, Mayagueez, 00681 (Puerto Rico); Department of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagueez Campus, Mayagueez, 00681 (Puerto Rico); Uwakweh, O.N.C. [Department of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagueez Campus, Mayagueez, 00681 (Puerto Rico)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Non-stoichiometric cobalt ferrite and the composition-dependence of their magnetic properties. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 78% of the total Fe present in starting solutions was incorporated into the ferrite. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Flow-rate controlled synthesis promoted crystal growth and changes in cation distribution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High coercivity was attained due to surface anisotropy, cation distribution, and crystal size. - Abstract: The magnetic properties in nanoscale ferrite materials are strongly dependent on the crystal size, morphology, and cation distribution in the lattice. The present work addressed the synthesis of Co-substituted ferrite nanocrystals were attempted at various staring Fe:Co mole ratios (3:1, 2:1, 1.7:1, and 1.4:1) and the corresponding structural and magnetic properties determined. The synthesis of the ferrite powders was carried out by the conventional and modified coprecipitation method. The later consists of contacting the metal ions solution with hydroxide ions at controlled flow-rates to promote the heterogeneous nucleation, where earlier produced ferrite nuclei will act as seeds, and hence crystal growth. The actual Fe:Co mole ratios in the as-synthesized samples were determined by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Obtained nanocrystals were also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), and Moessbauer spectroscopy techniques. Cobalt ferrite nanocrystals ranging between 11 and 19 nm exhibited coercivity values between 114 and 4412 Oe. The variation in coercivity values of cobalt ferrite nanocrystals with different compositions was mainly attributed to the remarkably enlargement of crystal size under flow-rate controlled synthesis conditions, and the particular distribution of cations between A- and B-sites in addition to surface anisotropy contribution.

  3. Manufacture of highly loaded silica-supported cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalysts from a metal organic framework. (United States)

    Sun, Xiaohui; Suarez, Alma I Olivos; Meijerink, Mark; van Deelen, Tom; Ould-Chikh, Samy; Zečević, Jovana; de Jong, Krijn P; Kapteijn, Freek; Gascon, Jorge


    The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle-supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution, and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial performance parameters. Here we present a stepwise methodology that, making use of a cobalt-containing metal organic framework as hard template (ZIF-67), allows addressing this long-standing challenge. Condensation of silica in the Co-metal organic framework pore space followed by pyrolysis and subsequent calcination of these composites renders highly loaded cobalt nanocomposites (~ 50 wt.% Co), with cobalt oxide reducibility in the order of 80% and a good particle dispersion, that exhibit high activity, C5 + selectivity and stability in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

  4. Manufacture of highly loaded silica-supported cobalt Fischer–Tropsch catalysts from a metal organic framework

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    Sun, Xiaohui


    The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle-supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution, and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial performance parameters. Here we present a stepwise methodology that, making use of a cobalt-containing metal organic framework as hard template (ZIF-67), allows addressing this long-standing challenge. Condensation of silica in the Co-metal organic framework pore space followed by pyrolysis and subsequent calcination of these composites renders highly loaded cobalt nanocomposites (~ 50 wt.% Co), with cobalt oxide reducibility in the order of 80% and a good particle dispersion, that exhibit high activity, C5 + selectivity and stability in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

  5. Robust d -wave pairing symmetry in multiorbital cobalt high-temperature superconductors (United States)

    Li, Yinxiang; Han, Xinloong; Qin, Shengshan; Le, Congcong; Wang, Qiang-Hua; Hu, Jiangping


    The pairing symmetry of the cobalt high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors formed by vertex-shared cation-anion tetrahedral complexes is studied by the methods of mean-field, random phase approximation (RPA), and functional renormalization-group (FRG) analyses. The results of all of these methods show that the dx2-y2 pairing symmetry is robustly favored near half filling. The RPA and FRG methods, which are valid in weak-interaction regions, predict that the superconducting state is also strongly orbital selective, namely, the dx2-y2 orbital that has the largest density near half filling among the three t2 g orbitals dominates superconducting pairing. These results suggest that these materials, if synthesized, can provide an indisputable test of the high-Tc pairing mechanism and the validity of different theoretical methods.

  6. Cobalt poisoning (United States)

    ... Cobalt may also be found in: Alloys Batteries Chemistry/crystal sets Drill bits, saw blades, and other ... amounts of drilling, polishing, or other processes release fine particles containing cobalt into the air. Breathing in ...

  7. Competitive Adsorption-Assisted Formation of One-Dimensional Cobalt Nanochains with High CO Hydrogenation Activity

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    Liang, Xin [State; Ren, Zhibo [State; Institute; Zhu, Xiaolin [State; Zhang, Qinwei [State; Mei, Donghai [Institute; Chen, Biaohua [State


    In the present work, cobalt nanochains have been successfully synthesized by a novel co assisted self-assembling formation strategy. A dramatic morphology transformation from cobalt nanoparticles to nanochains are observed when co molecules were introduced into the synthetic system. DFT calculations further confirm that competitive co-adsorbed co and oleylamine over the cobalt nanoparticles facilitates the formation of cobalt nanochains, which show higher co hydrogenation performance. The present work provides a new strategic and promising method for controllable synthesis of catalyst nanomaterials with the preferred surface structure and morphology.

  8. High-spin rotational bands in 123I (United States)

    Singh, Purnima; Singh, A. K.; Wilson, A. N.; Ragnarsson, I.; Hübel, H.; Bürger, A.; Carpenter, M. P.; Chmel, S.; Fallon, P.; Hagemann, G. B.; Herskind, B.; Ha, Hoa; Janssens, R. V. F.; Juhász, K.; Kardan, A.; Khoo, T. L.; Kondev, G.; Korichi, A.; Lauritsen, T.; Nyakó, B. M.; Rogers, J.; Sletten, G.; Timár, J.; Zhu, S.


    High-spin states in 123I were populated in the reaction 80Se(48Ca,p4n)123I at a beam energy of 207 MeV and γ-ray coincidence events were measured using the Gammasphere spectrometer. Three weakly populated, high-spin rotational bands have been discovered with characteristics similar to those of the long collective bands recently observed in other nuclei of this mass region. Configuration assignments are proposed based on calculations within the framework of the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky approach.

  9. High-power 95 GHz pulsed electron spin resonance spectrometer (United States)

    Hofbauer, W.; Earle, K. A.; Dunnam, C. R.; Moscicki, J. K.; Freed, J. H.


    High-field/high-frequency electron spin resonance (ESR) offers improved sensitivity and resolution compared to ESR at conventional fields and frequencies. However, most high-field/high-frequency ESR spectrometers suffer from limited mm-wave power, thereby requiring long mm-wave pulses. This precludes their use when relaxation times are short, e.g., in fluid samples. Low mm-wave power is also a major factor limiting the achievable spectral coverage and thereby the multiplex advantage of Fourier transform ESR (FTESR) experiments. High-power pulses are needed to perform two-dimensional (2D) FTESR experiments, which can unravel the dynamics of a spin system in great detail, making it an excellent tool for studying spin and molecular dynamics. We report on the design and implementation of a high-power, high-bandwidth, pulsed ESR spectrometer operating at 95 GHz. One of the principal design goals was the ability to investigate dynamic processes in aqueous samples at physiological temperatures with the intent to study biological systems. In initial experiments on aqueous samples at room temperature, we achieved 200 MHz spectral coverage at a sensitivity of 1.1×1010√s spins and a dead time of less than 50 ns. 2D-electron-electron double resonance experiments on aqueous samples are discussed to demonstrate the practical application of such a spectrometer.

  10. High contrast pet imaging of GRPR expression in prostate cancer using cobalt-labeled bombesin antagonist RM26

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    Mitran, Bogdan; Thisgaard, Helge; Rosenström, Ulrika


    ) and 1000 (24 h pi).The favorable biodistribution of cobalt-labeled NOTA-PEG2-RM26 translated into high contrast preclinical PET/CT (using55Co) and SPECT/CT (using57Co) images of PC-3 xenografts.The initial biological results suggest that55Co-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 is a promising tracer for PET visualization...

  11. High-temperature Thermoelectric and Microstructural Characteristics of Ga Substituted on the Co-site in Cobalt-based Oxides

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    Van Nong, Ngo; Yanagiya, S.; Sonne, Monica


    The effects of Ga substitution on the Co-site on the high-temperature thermoelectric properties and microstructure are investigated for the misfitlayered Ca3Co4O9 and the complex perovskite-related Sr3RECo4O10.5 (RE = rare earth) cobalt-based oxides. For both systems, substitution of Ga for Co...

  12. Directed magnetic field induced assembly of high magnetic moment cobalt nanowires

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    Srivastava, Akhilesh Kumar; Madhavi, S.; Ramanujan, R.V.


    A directed magnetic field induced assembly technique was employed to align two phase (h.c.p. + f.c.c.) cobalt nanoparticles in a mechanically robust long wire morphology. Co nanoparticles with an average size of 4.3 nm and saturation magnetization comparable to bulk cobalt were synthesized by bor...

  13. Synthesis of high-density nickel cobalt aluminum hydroxide by continuous coprecipitation method. (United States)

    Kim, Yongseon; Kim, Doyu


    Spherical nickel cobalt aluminum hydroxide (Ni(0.80)Co(0.15)Al(0.05)-hydroxide, NCA) was prepared by a continuous coprecipitation method. A new design of the Al solution and the feeding method was applied, which enabled to prevent rapid precipitation of Al(OH)(3) and to obtain spherical NCA with large enough particle size and high density. The active material (LiNi(0.80)Co(0.15)Al(0.05)O(2) or LNCA) prepared from it showed higher tap-density than that made from NCA prepared by general processes, and homogeneity of Al-distribution was also improved. It is expected that the electrode density of lithium ion batteries adopting LNCA could be improved with the new process proposed in this study.

  14. Spins in the vortices of a high-temperature superconductor

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    Lake, B.; Aeppli, G.; Clausen, K.N.


    Neutron scattering is used to characterize the magnetism of the vortices for the optimally doped high-temperature superconductor La2-xSrxCuO4 (x = 0.163) in an applied magnetic field. As temperature is reduced, Low-frequency spin fluctuations first disappear with the loss of vortex mobility......, but then reappear. We find that the vortex state can be regarded as an inhomogeneous mixture of a superconducting spin fluid and a material containing a nearly ordered antiferromagnet. These experiments show that as for many other properties of cuprate superconductors, the important underlying microscopic forces...

  15. High spin polarization and spin splitting in equiatomic quaternary CoFeCrAl Heusler alloy

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    Bainsla, Lakhan; Mallick, A.I. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India); Coelho, A.A. [Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin”, Universidade Estadual de Campinas-UNICAMP, SP 6165, Campinas 13 083-859, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Nigam, A.K. [DCMPMS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 4000052 (India); Varaprasad, B.S.D.Ch.S.; Takahashi, Y.K. [Magnetic Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Alam, Aftab [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India); Suresh, K.G., E-mail: [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India); Hono, K. [Magnetic Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan)


    In this paper, we investigate CoFeCrAl alloy by means of ab-initio electronic structure calculations and various experimental techniques. The alloy is found to exist in the B2-type cubic Heusler structure, which is very similar to Y-type (or LiMgPdSn prototype) structure with space group F-43m (#216). Saturation magnetization (M{sub S}) of about 2 µ{sub B}/f.u. is observed at 8 K under ambient pressure, which is in good agreement with the Slater–Pauling rule. M{sub S} values are found to be independent of pressure, which is a prerequisite for half-metals. The ab-initio electronic structure calculations predict half-metallicity for the alloy with a spin slitting energy of 0.31 eV. Importantly, this system shows a high current spin polarization value of 0.67±0.02, as deduced from the point contact Andreev reflection measurements. Linear dependence of electrical resistivity with temperature indicates the possibility of reasonably high spin polarization at elevated temperatures (~150 K) as well. All these suggest that CoFeCrAl is a promising material for the spintronic devices. - Highlights: • The ab-initio calculations predict half-metallic nature for the alloy. • Saturation magnetization (M{sub S}) gives characteristics of half-metallic nature. • Current spin polarization (P) value of 0.67±0.02 is deduced from PCAR measurements. • Deduced P is higher than those obtained for many ternary and/or quaternary alloys. • Resistivity behavior gives signature of high P at elevated temperatures.

  16. High-spin structure of neutron-rich Dy isotopes

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    Abstract. In view of recent experimental progress on production and spectroscopy of neutron-rich isotopes of Dy with mass number A. 166 and 168, we have made theoretical investigations on the structure of high spin states of164 170Dy isotopes in the cranked Hartree–Fock–Bogoliubov (CHFB) theory employing a ...

  17. High-spin structure of yrast-band in Kr

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    are in good agreement with the earlier measurements. [4]. The lifetimes measured and the transition quadrupole measurements can be seen in table 1. The present measurements show a drop in transition quadrupole moments at high-spins. (. 16 ). It is shown that the bandcrossing frequencies and the variation in t values ...

  18. Observation of high spin levels in Cs from Ba decay

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    Abstract. The γ- and conversion electron spectra following 131Ba ε-decay are investigated, using. HPGe detector and mini-orange electron spectrometer. Attention is particularly focussed on iden- tifying weak transitions associated with low energy high spin levels in 131Cs level scheme earlier inferred in reaction studies but ...

  19. Spin relaxation in high-spin iron(III) complexes of tretraphenylporphine

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    Ohya, Toshie; Sato, Mitsuo (Biophysics Div., Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Univ., Sagamiko, Kanagawa (Japan))


    The Moessbauer spectra of Fe(por)X (por=tetraphenylporphinato, TPP, and tetrakis(p-chlorophenyl)porphinato, Tp-CIPP, dianions; X=Cl, Br and I) have been measured. They show varying quadrupolar pattern depending on the temperature: Asymmetric broadening of the high-velocity line at higher temperatures, a symmetric doublet at a temperature T[sub r], and a reversal in asymmetry below T[sub r]. The temperature dependence results from temperature-dependent spin-spin relaxation in high-spin iron(III) and the off-diagonal terms of the hyperfine operator, and reflects the ionic zero-field splitting. For a given X, T[sub r] is higher and the quadrupole splitting, [Delta]E[sub Q], is larger for Tp-CIPP derivatives than for TPP derivatives. The result is explained on the basis of the resonance effect of the p-chloro substituents of the meso-phenyl groups. When por is fixed, both the values of T[sub r] and [Delta]E[sub Q] are in the order Cl

  20. First example of a high-level correlated calculation of the indirect spin-spin coupling constants involving tellurium

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    Rusakov, Yury Yu; Krivdin, Leonid B.; Østerstrøm, Freja From


    This paper documents a very first example of a high-level correlated calculation of spin-spin coupling constants involving tellurium taking into account relativistic effects, vibrational corrections and solvent effects for the medium sized organotellurium molecules. The 125Te-1H spin-spin coupling...... constants of tellurophene and divinyl telluride were calculated at the SOPPA and DFT levels in a good agreement with experiment. A new full-electron basis set av3z-J for tellurium derived from the "relativistic" Dyall's basis set, dyall.av3z, and specifically optimized for the correlated calculations...

  1. Spin polarization in high density quark matter

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    Bohr, Henrik; Panda, Prafulla K.; Providênci, Constanca


    We investigate the occurrence of a ferromagnetic phase transition in high density hadronic matter (e.g., in the interior of a neutron star). This could be induced by a four-fermion interaction analogous to the one which is responsible for chiral symmetry breaking in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model, ...

  2. High temperature resistant nanofiber by bubbfil-spinning

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    Li Ya


    Full Text Available Heat-resisting nanofibers have many potential applications in various industries, and the bubbfil spinning is the best candidate for mass-production of such materials. Polyether sulfone/zirconia solution with a bi-solvent system is used in the experiment. Experimental result reveals that polyether sulfone/zirconia nanofibers have higher resistance to high temperature than pure polyether sulfone fibers, and can be used as high-temperature-resistant filtration materials.

  3. Island of high-spin isomers near N = 82

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    Pedersen, J.; Back, B.B.; Bernthal, F.M.; Bjornholm, S.; Borggreen, J.; Christensen, O.; Folkmann, F.; Herskind, B.; Khoo, T.L.; Neiman, M.; Puehlhofer, F.; Sletten, G.


    Experiments aimed at testing for the existence of yrast traps are reported. A search for delayed ..gamma.. radiation of lifetimes longer than approx. 10 ns and of high multiplicity has been performed by producing more than 100 compound nuclei between Ba and Pb in bombardments with /sup 40/Ar, /sup 50/Ti, and /sup 65/Cu projectiles. An island of high-spin isomers is found to exist in the region 64 < or approx. = Z > or approx. = 71 and N < or approx. = 82.

  4. One-Step Electrodeposited Nickel Cobalt Sulfide Nanosheet Arrays for High-Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitors

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    Chen, Wei


    A facile one-step electrodeposition method is developed to prepare ternary nickel cobalt sulfide interconnected nanosheet arrays on conductive carbon substrates as electrodes for supercapacitors, resulting in exceptional energy storage performance. Taking advantages of the highly conductive, mesoporous nature of the nanosheets and open framework of the three-dimensional nanoarchitectures, the ternary sulfide electrodes exhibit high specific capacitance (1418 F g(-1) at 5 A g(-1) and 1285 F g(-1) at 100 A g(-1)) with excellent rate capability. An asymmetric supercapacitor fabricated by the ternary sulfide nanosheet arrays as positive electrode and porous graphene film as negative electrode demonstrates outstanding electrochemical performance for practical energy storage applications. Our asymmetric supercapacitors show a high energy density of 60 Wh kg(-1) at a power density of 1.8 kW kg(-1). Even when charging the cell within 4.5 s, the energy density is still as high as 33 Wh kg(-1) at an outstanding power density of 28.8 kW kg(-1) with robust long-term cycling stability up to 50 000 cycles.

  5. Hierarchical manganese cobalt sulfide core-shell nanostructures for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors (United States)

    Liu, Shude; Jun, Seong Chan


    High electrical conductivity and rational design of structures are two crucial routes to improving the electrochemical performance of electrode materials. However, highly conductive electrode materials with short ion-transport paths remain a challenge in energy storage. Here, we propose manganese cobalt sulfide (MnCo2S4) nanowire wrapping by a flocculent shell layer using a facile hydrothermal method with post-sulfurization treatment. The resultant MnCo2S4 electrode employed for supercapacitor delivered a remarkable specific capacitance of 2067 F g-1 at the current density of 1 A g-1, good rate capability, and excellent cycling stability. Moreover, an asymmetric supercapacitor device was successfully assembled using MnCo2S4 and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as electrodes, achieving a high energy density of 31.3 W kg-1 at a power density of 800 W kg-1. With such outstanding electrochemical performance, this asymmetric supercapacitor device holds great potential in developing high-energy-storage applications.

  6. Collective high spin states in {sup 45}Sc

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    Bednarczyk, P. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland)]|[INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Styczen, J. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland); Broda, R. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland); Lach, M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland); Meczynski, W. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow (Poland); Bazzacco, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Brandolini, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); De Angelis, G. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Lunardi, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Mueller, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Medina, N. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Petrache, C. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Rossi-Alvarez, C. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Scarlassara, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Segato, G.F. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Signorini, C. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Padova (Italy); Soramel, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell`Universita and INFN, Udine (Italy)


    The high-spin states in {sup 45}Sc were studied with the GASP multidetector array. The nuclei were excited by the {sup 30}Si({sup 18}O,p2n){sup 45}Sc reaction at E{sub LAB}=60 MeV and separated with the Recoil Mass Spectrometer. Several new high-spin levels extending the known single-particle and collective structures were observed. Energies of the negative-parity states agree with the shell model predictions whereas the positive-parity-intruder rotational band extends up to very high rotational frequencies and continues beyond the maximum angular momentum available from the single-particle f{sub 7/2} configuration. ((orig.)).

  7. Effect of high-energy ball milling time on structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline cobalt ferrite powders

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    Cedeño-Mattei, Yarilyn, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681 (Puerto Rico); Perales-Pérez, Oscar [Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681 (Puerto Rico); Department of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681 (Puerto Rico); Uwakweh, Oswald N.C. [Department of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681 (Puerto Rico)


    Cobalt ferrite nanocrystals synthesized by conventional and size-controlled coprecipitation methods were treated by high-energy ball milling, HEBM, in order to study the effect of crystal size reduction and/or strain on the resulting magnetic properties. Processed nanocrystals were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller surface area analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and vibrating sample magnetometry. The cobalt ferrite nanocrystals exhibited crystal size reduction from initial values (average crystallite sizes of 12±1 nm and 18±3 nm, respectively) down to 10 nm after HEBM for 10 h. The specific surface area was decreased by milling (from 96.5 to 59.4 m{sup 2}/g; for the 12 nm cobalt ferrite nanocrystals), due to particles aggregation. TEM analyses corroborated the aggregation of the nanoparticles at such long milling times. The same cobalt ferrite nanocrystals exhibited a rise in coercivity from 394 to 560 Oe after 5 h ball milling which was attributed to the introduction of strain anisotropy, namely point defects, as suggested by the systematic shift of the diffraction peaks towards higher angles. In turn, the magnetic characterization of the starting 18 nm-nanocrystals reported a drop in coercivity from 4506 Oe to 491 Oe that was attributed predominantly to size reduction within the single domain region. A correlation between particle size, cationic distribution, and HEBM processing conditions became evident. - Highlights: • Effect of ball milling on the structural and magnetic properties of cobalt ferrite. • Prolonged milling promotes interparticle aggregation. • Tunable coercivity due to crystal size, strain, and cation distribution.

  8. Amorphous Cobalt Vanadium Oxide as a Highly Active Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution. (United States)

    Liardet, Laurent; Hu, Xile


    The water-splitting reaction provides a promising mechanism to store renewable energies in the form of hydrogen fuel. The oxidation half-reaction, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), is a complex four-electron process that constitutes an efficiency bottleneck in water splitting. Here we report a highly active OER catalyst, cobalt vanadium oxide. The catalyst is designed on the basis of a volcano plot of metal-OH bond strength and activity. The catalyst can be synthesized by a facile hydrothermal route. The most active pure-phase material ( a- CoVO x ) is X-ray amorphous and provides a 10 mA cm -2 current density at an overpotential of 347 mV in 1 M KOH electrolyte when immobilized on a flat substrate. The synthetic method can also be applied to coat a high-surface-area substrate such as nickel foam. On this three-dimensional substrate, the a- CoVO x catalyst is highly active, reaching 10 mA cm -2 at 254 mV overpotential, with a Tafel slope of only 35 mV dec -1 . This work demonstrates a- CoVO x as a promising electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution and validates M-OH bond strength as a practical descriptor in OER catalysis.

  9. Microstructural Changes during High Temperature Service of a Cobalt-Based Superalloy First Stage Nozzle

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    A. Luna Ramírez


    Full Text Available Superalloys are a group of alloys based on nickel, iron, or cobalt, which are used to operate at high temperatures (T > 540°C and in situations involving very high stresses like in gas turbines, particularly in the manufacture of blades, nozzles, combustors, and discs. Besides keeping its high resistance to temperatures which may approach 85% of their melting temperature, these materials have excellent corrosion resistance and oxidation. However, after long service, these components undergo mechanical and microstructural degradation; the latter is considered a major cause for replacement of the main components of gas turbines. After certain operating time, these components are very expensive to replace, so the microstructural analysis is an important tool to determine the mode of microstructure degradation, residual lifetime estimation, and operating temperature and most important to determine the method of rehabilitation for extending its life. Microstructural analysis can avoid catastrophic failures and optimize the operating mode of the turbine. A case study is presented in this paper.

  10. Preequilibrium spin effects in Feshbach-Kerman-Koonin and exciton models and application to high-spin isomer production (United States)

    Chadwick, M. B.; Young, P. G.; Oblozinsky, P.; Marcinkowski, A.


    We describe how the Feshbach-Kerman-Koonin (FKK) theory can be used to obtain residual nucleus spin distributions following preequilibrium decay, by removing the assumption of zero intrinsic spins in multistep direct reactions. By making use of parallels between the exciton model and the FKK multistep direct theory we also obtain a straightforward method for determining spin distributions in the exciton model. We compare these two approaches and apply them to high-spin isomer production cross sections in 14 MeV neutron reactions on hafnium. We obtain reasonable agreement with measurements, though there is evidence that the FKK theory underpredicts high spin transfer reactions. Comparisions with the exciton model suggest that multistep processes in FKK are underestimated, and that an FKK formulation incorporating non-normal DWBA transitions may yield results in closer agreement with the exciton model, and with experiment.

  11. Vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy of a spin-triplet bis-(biuretato) cobaltate(III) coordination compound with low-lying electronic transitions

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    Johannessen, Christian; Thulstrup, Peter W.


    Vibrational absorption (VA) and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy was applied in the analysis of vibrational and low lying electronic transitions of a triplet ground state cobalt(III) coordination compound. The spectroscopic measurements were performed on the tetrabutylammonium salt...

  12. Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds in High-Spin Complexes


    King, Evan


    The chemistry of late first row transition metals supported by dipyrromethane and dipyrromethene ligands bearing sterically bulky substituents was explored. Transition metal complexes (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn) of the dipyrromethane ligand 1,9-dimesityl-5,5-dimethyldipyrromethane (dpma) were prepared. Structural and magnetic characterization (SQUID, EPR) of the bis-pyridine adducts \\((dpma)Mn(py)_2\\), \\((dpma)Fe(py)_2\\), and \\((dpma)Co(py)_2\\) showed each tetrahedral divalent ion to be high-spin, w...

  13. Enhancement of Nitrite Oxidation by Heat-Treated Cobalt Phthalocyanine Supported on High Area Carbon

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    Baik, Bong Yong; Kim, Sung Hyun [Konkuk University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kwag, Gwang Hoon [Kumho Chemical Laboratories, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)


    We have shown that the higher catalytic activity of heat-treated CoPc toward the nitrite oxidation comes from both Co-N{sub x} structure and highly dispersed cobalt metal ion characteristics. This result can be compared with FePc case in which the Fe-N{sub x} structure existed even after heat-treatment at 1000 .deg. C. However, almost entire CoPc molecules were converted to metallic Co. Therefore, the best electrocatalyst could be prepared by any means to give Co-N{sub x} characteristics and high degree of dispersion of Co metal atoms. Our ongoing effort is to develop efficient electrocatalysts and sensors for nitrite detection. Nitrite is one of the major components of wastewater from nuclear power production and involved in the corrosion and bacterial process known as the nitrogen cycle. It also plays important physiological roles in the form of NO, for example, as an intra- and intercellular messenger, a neurotransmitter, and an immune system mediator. The detection of nitrite, therefore, is important from an environmental and biological point of view. We have been utilizing transition-metal (particularly Fe and Co) phthalocyanines and porphyrins for this purpose as they often display catalytic activities toward many important electrochemical reactions such as oxygen reduction and CO oxidation. We found that iron phthalocyanine (FePc) is a very effective catalyst for nitrite reduction, undergoing structural changes on the surface as a function of the redox state.

  14. GHG effects of spinning reserve for high penetration renewables

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    Louis Wibberley; Peter Scaife; Joe Winsen


    This study gives a high level assessment of the greenhouse gas cost implications of providing additional backup for intermittent renewable power at a high level (20%) of penetration. The report considers international experience with higher levels of renewable generation, the Australian electricity system, and the current and likely future levels of renewables on the grids. To enable coal to provide back up/spinning reserve with a high degree of flexibility it is proposed that direct injected coal engines and novel gasification/gas engine combinations be considered. 31 refs., 17 figs., 6 tabs.

  15. High Frequency QPOs due to Black Hole Spin (United States)

    Kazanas, Demos; Fukumura, K.


    We present detailed computations of photon orbits emitted by flares at the innermost stable circular orbit (ISCO) of accretion disks around rotating black holes. We show that for sufficiently large spin parameter, i.e. a > 0.94 M, flare a sufficient number of photons arrive at an observer after multiple orbits around the black hole, to produce an "photon echo" of constant lag, i.e. independent of the relative phase between the black hole and the observer, of T approximates 14 M. This constant time delay, then, leads to a power spectrum with a QPO at a frequency nu approximates 1/14M, even for a totally random ensemble of such flares. Observation of such a QPO will provide incontrovertible evidence for the high spin of the black hole and a very accurate, independent, measurement of its mass.

  16. High-spin states in sup 183 Pt

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    Nyberg, J. (Manne Siegbahn Inst. of Physics, Stockholm (Sweden) Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Physics Dept. 1 Niels Bohr Inst., Roskilde (Denmark). Tandem Accelerator Lab.); Johnson, A. (Manne Siegbahn Inst. of Physics, Stockholm (Sweden) Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Physics Dept. 1); Carpenter, M.P.; Bingham, C.R.; Courtney, L.H.; Janzen, V.P.; Juutinen, S.; Larabee, A.J.; Liu, Z.M.; Riedinger, L.L. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville (USA). Dept. of Physics); Baktash, C.; Halbert, M.L.; Johnson, N.R.; Lee, I.Y.; Schutz, Y. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA). Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility); Waddington, J.C.; Popescu, D.G. (McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). Tandem Accelerator Lab.)


    High-spin states in {sup 183}Pt have been studied for the first time using the reactions {sup 154}Sm({sup 34}S, 5n) and {sup 170}Yb({sup 16}O,3n). Rotational bands built on the Nilsson configurations 1/2{sup -}(521), 7/2{sup -}(514) and 9/2{sup +}(624) were observed up to spin values of 39/2-49/2{Dirac h}. Quasiparticle alignments and band crossing frequencies were investigated in these bands. A large signature splitting was observed in the {nu}i{sub 13/2}-band structure. The experimental results were compared with total routhian surface calculations, in which the shape of the nucleus could be followed as a function of rotational frequency for different quasiparticle configurations. (orig.).

  17. High current gain silicon-based spin transistor

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    Dennis, C L; Ensell, G J; Gregg, J F; Thompson, S M


    A silicon-based spin transistor of novel operating principle has been demonstrated in which the current gain at room temperature is 1.4 (n-type) and 0.97 (p-type). This high current gain was obtained from a hybrid metal/semiconductor analogue to the bipolar junction transistor which functions by tunnel-injecting carriers from a ferromagnetic emitter into a diffusion driven silicon base and then tunnel-collecting them via a ferromagnetic collector. The switching of the magnetic state of the collector ferromagnet controls the collector efficiency and the current gain. Furthermore, the magnetocurrent, which is determined to be 98% (140%) for p-type (n-type) in -110 Oe, is attributable to the spin-polarized base diffusion current.

  18. Synthesis of Highly Stable Cobalt Nanomaterial Using Gallic Acid and Its Application in Catalysis

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    Saba Naz


    Full Text Available We report the room temperature (25–30°C green synthesis of cobalt nanomaterial (CoNM in an aqueous medium using gallic acid as a reducing and stabilizing agent. pH 9.5 was found to favour the formation of well dispersed flower shaped CoNM. The optimization of various parameters in preparation of nanoscale was studied. The AFM, SEM, EDX, and XRD characterization studies provide detailed information about synthesized CoNM which were of 4–9 nm in dimensions. The highly stable CoNM were used to study their catalytic activity for removal of azo dyes by selecting methyl orange as a model compound. The results revealed that 0.4 mg of CoNM has shown 100% removal of dye from 50 μM aqueous solution of methyl orange. The synthesized CoNM can be easily recovered and recycled several times without decrease in their efficiency.

  19. Active Edge Sites Engineering in Nickel Cobalt Selenide Solid Solutions for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution

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    Xia, Chuan


    An effective multifaceted strategy is demonstrated to increase active edge site concentration in NiCoSe solid solutions prepared by in situ selenization process of nickel cobalt precursor. The simultaneous control of surface, phase, and morphology result in as-prepared ternary solid solution with extremely high electrochemically active surface area (C = 197 mF cm), suggesting significant exposure of active sites in this ternary compound. Coupled with metallic-like electrical conductivity and lower free energy for atomic hydrogen adsorption in NiCoSe, identified by temperature-dependent conductivities and density functional theory calculations, the authors have achieved unprecedented fast hydrogen evolution kinetics, approaching that of Pt. Specifically, the NiCoSe solid solutions show a low overpotential of 65 mV at -10 mV cm, with onset potential of mere 18 mV, an impressive small Tafel slope of 35 mV dec, and a large exchange current density of 184 μA cm in acidic electrolyte. Further, it is shown that the as-prepared NiCoSe solid solution not only works very well in acidic electrolyte but also delivers exceptional hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance in alkaline media. The outstanding HER performance makes this solid solution a promising candidate for mass hydrogen production.

  20. Summary of the 9th international symposium on high energy spin-physics

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    Prescott, C.Y.


    Summarizing an international conference in high energy spin physics is never an easy task, because of the wide-ranging subjects in physics and technology that are involved. I have chosen to organize the topics of this conference into three broad categories relating to spin; intrinsic spin; composite spin; and spin, the experimental tool. In the first category, I will briefly revisit some historical and recent developments to set a background. In the second category, composite spin, I will discuss the status and developments in several areas, including magnetic moments of baryons, hyperon polarization in high energy high p {perpendicular} production, transverse polarization and asymmetries from transversely polarized targets in high p {perpendicular} scattering, spin structure of the proton, and the Bjorken sum rule. In the third category, I will discuss the steady, and at times rapid, progress in spin technology. In this part I include recent progress in high energy facilities, and comment on the highlights of the Workshops.

  1. Highly efficient cobalt-doped carbon nitride polymers for solvent-free selective oxidation of cyclohexane

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    Yu Fu


    Full Text Available Selective oxidation of saturated hydrocarbons with molecular oxygen has been of great interest in catalysis, and the development of highly efficient catalysts for this process is a crucial challenge. A new kind of heterogeneous catalyst, cobalt-doped carbon nitride polymer (g-C3N4, was harnessed for the selective oxidation of cyclohexane. X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectra and high resolution transmission electron microscope revealed that Co species were highly dispersed in g-C3N4 matrix and the characteristic structure of polymeric g-C3N4 can be retained after Co-doping, although Co-doping caused the incomplete polymerization to some extent. Ultraviolet–visible, Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy further proved the successful Co doping in g-C3N4 matrix as the form of Co(IIN bonds. For the selective oxidation of cyclohexane, Co-doping can markedly promote the catalytic performance of g-C3N4 catalyst due to the synergistic effect of Co species and g-C3N4 hybrid. Furthermore, the content of Co largely affected the activity of Co-doped g-C3N4 catalysts, among which the catalyst with 9.0 wt% Co content exhibited the highest yield (9.0% of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol, as well as a high stability. Meanwhile, the reaction mechanism over Co-doped g-C3N4 catalysts was elaborated. Keywords: Selective oxidation of cyclohexane, Oxygen oxidant, Carbon nitride, Co-doping

  2. High-Performance Flexible Organic Nano-Floating Gate Memory Devices Functionalized with Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles. (United States)

    Jung, Ji Hyung; Kim, Sunghwan; Kim, Hyeonjung; Park, Jongnam; Oh, Joon Hak


    Nano-floating gate memory (NFGM) devices are transistor-type memory devices that use nanostructured materials as charge trap sites. They have recently attracted a great deal of attention due to their excellent performance, capability for multilevel programming, and suitability as platforms for integrated circuits. Herein, novel NFGM devices have been fabricated using semiconducting cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4) nanoparticles (NPs) as charge trap sites and pentacene as a p-type semiconductor. Monodisperse CoFe2O4 NPs with different diameters have been synthesized by thermal decomposition and embedded in NFGM devices. The particle size effects on the memory performance have been investigated in terms of energy levels and particle-particle interactions. CoFe2O4 NP-based memory devices exhibit a large memory window (≈73.84 V), a high read current on/off ratio (read I(on)/I(off)) of ≈2.98 × 10(3), and excellent data retention. Fast switching behaviors are observed due to the exceptional charge trapping/release capability of CoFe2O4 NPs surrounded by the oleate layer, which acts as an alternative tunneling dielectric layer and simplifies the device fabrication process. Furthermore, the NFGM devices show excellent thermal stability, and flexible memory devices fabricated on plastic substrates exhibit remarkable mechanical and electrical stability. This study demonstrates a viable means of fabricating highly flexible, high-performance organic memory devices. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Directed magnetic field induced assembly of high magnetic moment cobalt nanowires

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    Srivastava, A.K. [Nanyang Technological University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, 639798 (Singapore); Technical University of Denmark, Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division, Risoe National Laboratory, Roskilde (Denmark); Madhavi, S.; Ramanujan, R.V. [Nanyang Technological University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, 639798 (Singapore)


    A directed magnetic field induced assembly technique was employed to align two phase (h.c.p.+f.c.c.) cobalt nanoparticles in a mechanically robust long wire morphology. Co nanoparticles with an average size of 4.3 nm and saturation magnetization comparable to bulk cobalt were synthesized by borohydride reduction followed by size selection and magnetic field induced assembly. The coercivity of these nanowires was higher than their nanoparticle counterpart due to shape anisotropy. The experimental coercivity values of the nanowires were lower than the predictions of the coherent rotation, fanning and curling models of coercivity due to the preponderance of superparamagnetic particles with zero coercivity. (orig.)

  4. Thermodynamical analysis of spin-state transitions in LaCo O3 : Negative energy of mixing to assist thermal excitation to the high-spin excited state (United States)

    Kyômen, Tôru; Asaka, Yoshinori; Itoh, Mitsuru


    Magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity due to the spin-state transition in LaCoO3 were calculated by a molecular-field model in which the energy-level diagram of high-spin state reported by Ropka and Radwanski [Phys. Rev. B 67, 172401 (2003)] is assumed for the excited state, and the energy and entropy of mixing of high-spin Co ions and low-spin Co ions are introduced phenomenologically. The experimental data below 300K were well reproduced by this model, which proposes that the high-spin excited state can be populated even if the energy of high-spin state is much larger than that of low-spin state, because the negatively large energy of mixing reduces the net excitation energy. The stability of each spin state including the intermediate-spin state is discussed based on the present results and other reports.

  5. A synthesis method for cobalt doped carbon aerogels with high surface area and their hydrogen storage properties

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    Tian, H.Y.; Buckley, C.E. [Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth 6845, WA (Australia); CSIRO National Hydrogen Materials Alliance, CSIRO Energy Centre, 10 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Steel River Estate, Mayfield West, NSW 2304 (Australia); Sheppard, D.A.; Paskevicius, M. [Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth 6845, WA (Australia); Hanna, N. [CSIRO Process Science and Engineering, Waterford, WA (Australia)


    Carbon aerogels doped with nanoscaled Co particles were prepared by first coating activated carbon aerogels using a wet-thin layer coating process. The resulting metal-doped carbon aerogels had a higher surface area ({proportional_to}1667 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}) and larger micropore volume ({proportional_to}0.6 cm{sup 3} g{sup -1}) than metal-doped carbon aerogels synthesised using other methods suggesting their usefulness in catalytic applications. The hydrogen adsorption behaviour of cobalt doped carbon aerogel was evaluated, displaying a high {proportional_to}4.38 wt.% H{sub 2} uptake under 4.6 MPa at -196 C. The hydrogen uptake capacity with respect to unit surface area was greater than for pure carbon aerogel and resulted in {proportional_to}1.3 H{sub 2} (wt. %) per 500 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}. However, the total hydrogen uptake was slightly reduced as compared to pure carbon aerogel due to a small reduction in surface area associated with cobalt doping. The improved adsorption per unit surface area suggests that there is a stronger interaction between the hydrogen molecules and the cobalt doped carbon aerogel than for pure carbon aerogel. (author)

  6. High lubricious surface of cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy prepared by grafting poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine). (United States)

    Kyomoto, Masayuki; Iwasaki, Yasuhiko; Moro, Toru; Konno, Tomohiro; Miyaji, Fumiaki; Kawaguchi, Hiroshi; Takatori, Yoshio; Nakamura, Kozo; Ishihara, Kazuhiko


    Osteolysis caused by wear particles from polyethylene in artificial hip joints is of great concern. Various bearing couple combinations, bearing material improvements, and surface modifications have been attempted to reduce such wear particles. With the aim of reducing the wear and developing a novel artificial hip-joint system, we created a highly lubricious metal-bearing material: A 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymer was grafted onto the surface of the cobalt-chromium-molybdenum (Co-Cr-Mo) alloy. For ensuring the long-term retention of poly(MPC) on the Co-Cr-Mo alloy, we used a 4-methacryloxyethyl trimellitate anhydride (4-META) intermediate layer and photo-induced graft polymerization technique to create a strong bonding between the Co-Cr-Mo substrate and the poly(MPC) chain via the 4-META layer. The Co-Cr-Mo alloy was pretreated with nitric acid and O(2) plasma to facilitate efficient interaction between the 4-META carboxyl group and the surface hydroxyl group on the Cr oxide passive layer of the Co-Cr-Mo alloy. After MPC grafting, the MPC unit peaks were clearly observed in the Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy with attenuated total reflection (FT-IR/ATR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectra of the Co-Cr-Mo surface. Tribological studies with a pin-on-plate machine revealed that surface MPC grafting markedly lowered the friction coefficient. We concluded that the grafted poly(MPC) layer successfully provided high lubricity to the Co-Cr-Mo surface.

  7. Facile synthesis of cobalt-doped zinc oxide thin films for highly efficient visible light photocatalysts

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    Altintas Yildirim, Ozlem, E-mail: [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Selcuk University, Konya (Turkey); Arslan, Hanife; Sönmezoğlu, Savaş [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman (Turkey); Nanotechnology R& D Laboratory, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman (Turkey)


    Highlights: • Photocatalytically active Co-ZnO thin film was obtained by sol-gel method. • Co{sup 2+} doping narrowed the band gap of pure ZnO to an extent of 3.18 eV. • Co-ZnO was effective in MB degradation under visible light. • Optimum dopant content to show high performance was 3 at.%. - Abstract: Cobalt-doped zinc oxide (Co:ZnO) thin films with dopant contents ranging from 0 to 5 at.% were prepared using the sol–gel method, and their structural, morphological, optical, and photocatalytic properties were characterized. The effect of the dopant content on the photocatalytic properties of the films was investigated by examining the degradation behavior of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation, and a detailed investigation of their photocatalytic activities was performed by determining the apparent quantum yields (AQYs). Co{sup 2+} ions were observed to be substitutionally incorporated into Zn{sup 2+} sites in the ZnO crystal, leading to lattice parameter constriction and band gap narrowing due to the photoinduced carriers produced under the visible light irradiation. Thus, the light absorption range of the Co:ZnO films was improved compared with that of the undoped ZnO film, and the Co:ZnO films exhibited highly efficient photocatalytic activity (∼92% decomposition of MB after 60-min visible light irradiation for the 3 at.% Co:ZnO film). The AQYs of the Co:ZnO films were greatly enhanced under visible light irradiation compared with that of the undoped ZnO thin film, demonstrating the effect of the Co doping level on the photocatalytic activity of the films.

  8. Thermal effect on magnetic parameters of high-coercivity cobalt ferrite

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    Chagas, E. F., E-mail:; Ponce, A. S.; Prado, R. J.; Silva, G. M. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, 78060-900 Cuiabá-MT (Brazil); Bettini, J. [Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais, 13083-970 Campinas (Brazil); Baggio-Saitovitch, E. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 Urca. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


    We prepared very high-coercivity cobalt ferrite nanoparticles synthesized by a combustion method and using short-time high-energy mechanical milling to increase strain and the structural defects density. The coercivity (H{sub C}) of the milled sample reached 3.75 kOe—a value almost five times higher than that obtained for the non-milled material (0.76 kOe). To investigate the effect of the temperature on the magnetic behavior of the milled sample, we performed a thermal treatment on the milled sample at 300, 400, and 600 °C for 30 and 180 min. We analyzed the changes in the magnetic behavior of the nanoparticles due to the thermal treatment using the hysteresis curves, Williamson-Hall analysis, and transmission electron microscopy. The thermal treatment at 600 °C causes decreases in the microstructural strain and density of structural defects resulting in a significant decrease in H{sub C}. Furthermore, this thermal treatment increases the size of the nanoparticles and, as a consequence, there is a substantial increase in the saturation magnetization (M{sub S}). The H{sub C} of the samples treated at 600 °C for 30 and 180 min were 2.24 and 1.93 kOe, respectively, and the M{sub S} of these same samples increased from 57 emu/g to 66 and 70 emu/g, respectively. The H{sub C} and the M{sub S} are less affected by the thermal treatment at 300 and 400 °C.

  9. Sub-picosecond time resolved infrared spectroscopy of high-spin state formation in Fe(II) spin crossover complexes

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    Døssing, Anders Rørbæk; Wolf, Matthias M. N.; Gross, Ruth


      The photoinduced low-spin (S = 0) to high-spin (S = 2) transition of the iron(II) spin-crossover systems [Fe(btpa)](PF6)2 and [Fe(b(bdpa))](PF6)2 in solution have been studied for the first time by means of ultrafast transient infrared spectroscopy at room temperature. Negative and positive...... infrared difference bands between 1000 and 1065 cm-1 that appear within the instrumental system response time of 350 fs after excitation at 387 nm display the formation of the vibrationally unrelaxed and hot high-spin 5T2 state. Vibrational relaxation is observed and characterized by the time constants 9.......4 ± 0.7 ps for [Fe(btpa)](PF6)2/acetone and 12.7 ± 0.7 ps for both [Fe(btpa)](PF6)2/acetonitrile and [Fe(b(bdpa)](PF6)2/acetonitrile. Vibrational analysis has been performed via DFT calculations of the low-spin and high-spin state normal modes of both compounds as well as their respective infrared...

  10. Cobalt-containing alloys and their ability to release cobalt and cause dermatitis. (United States)

    Julander, Anneli; Hindsén, Monica; Skare, Lizbet; Lidén, Carola


    Cobalt, nickel, and chromium are important skin sensitizers. However, knowledge about cobalt exposure and causes of cobalt sensitization is limited. To study release of cobalt, nickel, and chromium from some cobalt-containing hard metal alloys and to test reactivity to the materials in cobalt-sensitized patients. Discs suitable for patch testing were made of some hard metal alloys. Cobalt, nickel, and chromium release from the materials was determined by immersion in artificial sweat (2 min, 1 hr, 1 day, and 1 week). Patch test reactivity to the discs and to serial dilutions of cobalt and nickel was assessed in previously patch-tested dermatitis patients (19 cobalt positive and 18 cobalt-negative controls). All discs released cobalt, nickel, and chromium. Some discs released large amounts of cobalt (highest concentration: 290 microg/cm(2)/week). Seven discs elicited three or more positive test reactions. The concentration of released cobalt was high enough to elicit allergic contact dermatitis in cobalt-sensitized patients. As the materials in the discs are used in wear parts of hard metal tools, individuals with contact allergy to cobalt may develop hand eczema when handling such materials.

  11. High pressure stability of the monosilicides of cobalt and the platinum group elements

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    Hernandez, J.A., E-mail: [Laboratoire de géologie de Lyon, CNRS UMR 5276, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 46 Allée d’Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07 (France); Vočadlo, L.; Wood, I.G. [Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)


    Highlights: • We model the high-pressure phases of cobalt- and platinum-group-monosilicides. • CoSi, RuSi, OsSi transform with pressure from the ε-FeSi to the CsCl structure. • RhSi and IrSi transform with pressure from the MnP structure to the ε-FeSi structure. • PdSi and PtSi transform with pressure from the MnP structure to the CuTi structure. - Abstract: The high pressure stability of CoSi, RuSi, RhSi, PdSi, OsSi, IrSi and PtSi was investigated by static first-principles calculations up to 300 GPa at 0 K. As found experimentally, at atmospheric pressure, CoSi, RuSi and OsSi were found to adopt the cubic ε-FeSi structure (P2{sub 1}3) whereas RhSi, PdSi, IrSi and PtSi were found to adopt the orthorhombic MnP (Pnma) structure. At high pressure, CoSi, RuSi and OsSi show a phase transition to the CsCl structure (Pm3{sup ¯}m) structure at 270 GPa, 7 GPa and 6 GPa respectively. RhSi and IrSi were found to transform to an ε-FeSi structure at 10 GPa and 25 GPa. For PdSi and PtSi, a transformation from the MnP structure to the tetragonal CuTi structure (P4/nmm) occurs at 13 GPa and 20 GPa. The pressure dependence of the electronic density of states reveals that RuSi and OsSi are semiconductors in the ε-FeSi structure and become metallic in the CsCl structure. RhSi and IrSi are metals in the MnP structure and become semimetals in their high pressure ε-FeSi form. CoSi in the ε-FeSi configuration is a semimetal. PdSi and PtSi remain metallic throughout up to 300 GPa.

  12. High performance of inverted polymer solar cells with cobalt oxide as hole-transporting layer (United States)

    Wang, Xiangdong; Peng, Qing; Zhu, Weiguo; Lei, Gangtie


    Cobalt oxide (II, III) (CoOx) was inserted as efficient hole-transporting interlayer between the active layer and top electrode in inverted polymer solar cells (PSCs) with titanium (diisopropoxide) bis(2, 4-pentanedionate) (TIPD) as an electron selective layer. The work function of CoOx was measured by Kelvin probe and the device performances with different thicknesses of cobalt oxide were studied. The device with CoOx exhibited a remarkable improvement in power conversion efficiency compared with that without CoOx, which indicated that CoOx efficiently prevented the recombination of charge carriers at the organic/top electrode interface. The performance improvement was attributed to the fact that the CoOx thin film can module the Schottky barrier and form an ohmic contact at the organic/metal interface, which makes it a promising hole-transporting layer.

  13. High-spin research with HERA (High Energy-Resolution Array)

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    Diamond, R.M.


    The topic of this report is high spin research with the High Energy Resolution Array (HERA) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. This is a 21 Ge detector system, the first with bismuth germanate (BGO) Compton suppression. The array is described briefly and some of the results obtained during the past year using this detector facility are discussed. Two types of studies are described: observation of superdeformation in the light Nd isotopes, and rotational damping at high spin and excitation energy in the continuum gamma ray spectrum.

  14. Inversion of Spin Signal and Spin Filtering in Ferromagnet|Hexagonal Boron Nitride-Graphene van der Waals Heterostructures (United States)

    Kamalakar, M. Venkata; Dankert, André; Kelly, Paul J.; Dash, Saroj P.


    Two dimensional atomically thin crystals of graphene and its insulating isomorph hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) are promising materials for spintronic applications. While graphene is an ideal medium for long distance spin transport, h-BN is an insulating tunnel barrier that has potential for efficient spin polarized tunneling from ferromagnets. Here, we demonstrate the spin filtering effect in cobalt|few layer h-BN|graphene junctions leading to a large negative spin polarization in graphene at room temperature. Through nonlocal pure spin transport and Hanle precession measurements performed on devices with different interface barrier conditions, we associate the negative spin polarization with high resistance few layer h-BN|ferromagnet contacts. Detailed bias and gate dependent measurements reinforce the robustness of the effect in our devices. These spintronic effects in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures hold promise for future spin based logic and memory applications. PMID:26883717

  15. Storing quantum information in spins and high-sensitivity ESR. (United States)

    Morton, John J L; Bertet, Patrice


    Quantum information, encoded within the states of quantum systems, represents a novel and rich form of information which has inspired new types of computers and communications systems. Many diverse electron spin systems have been studied with a view to storing quantum information, including molecular radicals, point defects and impurities in inorganic systems, and quantum dots in semiconductor devices. In these systems, spin coherence times can exceed seconds, single spins can be addressed through electrical and optical methods, and new spin systems with advantageous properties continue to be identified. Spin ensembles strongly coupled to microwave resonators can, in principle, be used to store the coherent states of single microwave photons, enabling so-called microwave quantum memories. We discuss key requirements in realising such memories, including considerations for superconducting resonators whose frequency can be tuned onto resonance with the spins. Finally, progress towards microwave quantum memories and other developments in the field of superconducting quantum devices are being used to push the limits of sensitivity of inductively-detected electron spin resonance. The state-of-the-art currently stands at around 65 spins per Hz, with prospects to scale down to even fewer spins. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  16. High-spin yrast structure of {sup 43}Sc

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    Morikawa, T [Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Nakamura, M [Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Sugimitsu, T [Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Kusakari, H [Faculty of Education, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Oshima, M [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Toh, Y [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Koizumi, M [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Kimura, A [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Goto, J [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Hatsukawa, Y [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Sugawara, M [Chiba Institute of Technology, Narashino, Chiba 275-0023 (Japan)


    High-spin yrast states in {sup 43}Sc were investigated by using in-beam {gamma}-ray technique with the {sup 27}Al({sup 19}F,p2n) reaction at 50 MeV. The positive-parity rotational band built on the 152-keV J{sup {pi}} = 3/2{sup +} state has been extended up to the terminating J{sup {pi}} = (27/2{sup +}) state. Several fast transitions feeding to the oblate-deformed J{sup {pi}} = 19/2{sup -} isomer have been also identified. the character of the observed levels and transition rates were discussed in comparison with the shell-model calculations.

  17. High-spin states in sup 166 Lu

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    Hojman, D.; Kreiner, A.J.; Davidson, M.; Davidson, J.; Debray, M.; Cybulska, E.W.; Pascholati, P.; Seale, W.A. (Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, 1429 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil))


    High-spin states belonging to {sup 166}Lu have been studied through the {sup 159}Tb({sup 12}C,5{ital n}) fusion-evaporation reaction in the energy range {ital E}({sup 12}C)=75--90 MeV. In-beam and activity singles spectra and {gamma}-{gamma}-{ital t} coincidences have been measured. A completely new level scheme is proposed. Each rotational band is interpreted on the basis of coupling scheme systematics. {ital g}-{ital S} crossing frequencies and alignments have been extracted. {ital B}({ital M}1)/{ital B}({ital E}2) reduced transition probability ratios have been calculated using a semiclassical method and compared to the experimental values.

  18. High-frequency EPR on high-spin transition-metal sites

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    Mathies, Guinevere


    The electronic structure of transition-metal sites can be probed by electron-paramagnetic-resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. The study of high-spin transition-metal sites benefits from EPR spectroscopy at frequencies higher than the standard 9.5 GHz. However, high-frequency EPR is a developing field. In

  19. Metal–Organic Frameworks Stabilize Solution-Inaccessible Cobalt Catalysts for Highly Efficient Broad-Scope Organic Transformations

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    Zhang, Teng; Manna, Kuntal; Lin, Wenbin (UC)


    New and active earth-abundant metal catalysts are critically needed to replace precious metal-based catalysts for sustainable production of commodity and fine chemicals. We report here the design of highly robust, active, and reusable cobalt-bipyridine- and cobalt-phenanthroline-based metal–organic framework (MOF) catalysts for alkene hydrogenation and hydroboration, aldehyde/ketone hydroboration, and arene C–H borylation. In alkene hydrogenation, the MOF catalysts tolerated a variety of functional groups and displayed unprecedentedly high turnover numbers of ~2.5 × 106 and turnover frequencies of ~1.1 × 105 h–1. Structural, computational, and spectroscopic studies show that site isolation of the highly reactive (bpy)Co(THF)2 species in the MOFs prevents intermolecular deactivation and stabilizes solution-inaccessible catalysts for broad-scope organic transformations. Computational, spectroscopic, and kinetic evidence further support a hitherto unknown (bpy•–)CoI(THF)2 ground state that coordinates to alkene and dihydrogen and then undergoing σ-complex-assisted metathesis to form (bpy)Co(alkyl)(H). Reductive elimination of alkane followed by alkene binding completes the catalytic cycle. MOFs thus provide a novel platform for discovering new base-metal molecular catalysts and exhibit enormous potential in sustainable chemical catalysis.

  20. Highly uniform and monodisperse carbon nanospheres enriched with cobalt-nitrogen active sites as a potential oxygen reduction electrocatalyst (United States)

    Wan, Xing; Wang, Hongjuan; Yu, Hao; Peng, Feng


    Uniform cobalt and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanospheres (CoN-CNS) with high specific surface area (865 m2 g-1) have been prepared by a simple but efficient method. The prepared CoN-CNS catalyst exhibits outstanding catalytic performance for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in both alkaline and acidic electrolytes. In alkaline electrolyte, the prepared CoN-CNS has more positive half-wave potential and larger kinetic current density than commercial Pt/C. In acidic electrolyte, CoN-CNS also shows good ORR activity with high electron transfer number, its onset and half-wave potentials are all close to those of commercial carbon supported platinum catalyst (Pt/C). CoN-CNS catalyst shows more superior stability and higher methanol-tolerance than commercial Pt/C both in alkaline and in acidic electrolytes. The potassium thiocyanate-poisoning test further confirms that the cobalt-nitrogen active sites exist in CoN-CNS, which are dominating to endow high ORR catalytic activity in acidic electrolyte. This study develops a new method to prepare non-precious metal catalyst with excellent ORR performances for direct methanol fuel cells.

  1. Characterization of High-Velocity Solution Precursor Flame-Sprayed Manganese Cobalt Oxide Spinel Coatings for Metallic SOFC Interconnectors (United States)

    Puranen, Jouni; Laakso, Jarmo; Kylmälahti, Mikko; Vuoristo, Petri


    A modified high-velocity oxy-fuel spray (HVOF) thermal spray torch equipped with liquid feeding hardware was used to spray manganese-cobalt solutions on ferritic stainless steel grade Crofer 22 APU substrates. The HVOF torch was modified in such a way that the solution could be fed axially into the combustion chamber through 250- and 300-μm-diameter liquid injector nozzles. The solution used in this study was prepared by diluting nitrates of manganese and cobalt, i.e., Mn(NO3)2·4H2O and Co(NO3)2·6H2O, respectively, in deionized water. The as-sprayed coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction and field-emission scanning electron microscopy operating in secondary electron mode. Chemical analyses were performed on an energy dispersive spectrometer. Coatings with remarkable density could be prepared by the novel high-velocity solution precursor flame spray (HVSPFS) process. Due to finely sized droplet formation in the HVSPFS process and the use of as delivered Crofer 22 APU substrate material having very low substrate roughness ( R a MnCo2O4 spinel with addition of Co-oxide phases. Crystallographic structure was restored back to single-phase spinel structure by heat treatment.

  2. Control of Spinning Sidebands in High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy (United States)

    Borer; Maple


    The presence of spinning sidebands can severely compromise the detection of low molarity analytes. Spinning sidebands have traditionally been minimized by improving the magnetic field homogeneity and by varying the spinning of the sample in a linear fashion during data acquisition. The effect of the latter is to spread the spinning sideband intensity over a range of frequencies so that the final result is a spinning sideband whose shape reflects the distribution of spinning speeds. We have designed a customized profile of spinner speed variation that optimizes the reduction of spinning sidebands. The customized profile is based on theoretical considerations of how the intensity of sidebands vary with the rate of sample rotation and also compensates for the mechanical design of the spinner mechanism. The result is a unique combination of an exponential increase in gas flow rate to balance the theoretical considerations coupled with a strategically placed rapid change in air flow to annul the sluggish response of the spinning mechanism to acceleration. The resulting sideband shape is a broad, flat, square step in the baseline that is least likely to interfere with low molarity analyte peaks. Copyright 1998 Academic Press.

  3. Superconformal Bottom-Up Cobalt Deposition in High Aspect Ratio Through Silicon Vias. (United States)

    Josell, D; Silva, M; Moffat, T P


    This work demonstrates void-free cobalt filling of 56 μm tall, annular Through Silicon Vias (TSVs) using a mechanism that couples suppression breakdown and surface topography to achieve controlled bottom-up deposition. The chemistry, a Watts electrolyte containing a dilute suppressing additive, and processes are described. This work extends understanding and application of the additive-derived S-shaped Negative Differential Resistance (S-NDR) mechanism, including previous demonstrations of superconformal filling of TSVs with nickel, copper, zinc and gold.

  4. Complex narrow-line Seyfert 1s : high spin or high inclination?


    Gardner, E.; Done, C.


    Complex narrow-line Seyfert 1s (NLS1s), such as 1H 0707−495, differ from simple NLS1s like PG 1244+026 by showing stronger broad spectral features at Fe K and larger amplitude flux variability. These are correlated: the strongest Fe K features are seen during deep dips in the light curves of complex NLS1s. There are two competing explanations for these features, one where a compact X-ray source on the spin axis of a highly spinning black hole approaches the horizon and the consequent strong r...

  5. High-resolution imaging of remanent state and magnetization reversal of superdomain structures in high-density cobalt antidot arrays. (United States)

    Rodríguez, L A; Magén, C; Snoeck, E; Gatel, C; Castán-Guerrero, C; Sesé, J; García, L M; Herrero-Albillos, J; Bartolomé, J; Bartolomé, F; Ibarra, M R


    Remanent state and magnetization reversal processes of a series of cobalt antidot arrays with a fixed hole diameter (d ≈ 55 nm) and an array periodicity (p) ranging between 95 and 524 nm were studied by in situ Lorentz microscopy (LM) as a function of the magnetic field. At remanence, defocused LM images showed the periodicity dependence of the magnetic states inside the lattice. A remarkable transition was observed in the type of domain structures as a function of p: for the large periodicities (p > 300 nm), conventional 90° and 180° domain walls were formed, whereas in small-period antidot arrays (p ≦ 160 nm) magnetic superdomain walls (SDWs) were nucleated to separate regions with different average magnetization direction, the so-called magnetic superdomains. In the SDW regime, a low-frequency Fourier filtering method was implemented to allow a quantitative analysis of the LM images by the transport of intensity equation method. In situ LM experiments under applied magnetic fields were performed to study the reversal magnetization process in a particular array (p = 160 nm), and clear differences were observed as a function of the magnetic field orientation. The switching process under magnetic fields parallel to the horizontal antidot rows occurs in two stages: the system first nucleates and propagates horizontal SDWs, parallel to the field. Then, at higher magnetic fields, vertical SDWs, perpendicular to the field, appear before saturation. When the magnetic field is applied at 45° with respect to the antidot rows, both horizontal and vertical SDWs are nucleated and propagated simultaneously. All the experiments were successfully correlated with micromagnetic simulations. The current study sheds new light on the magnetization reversal processes of antidot arrays and opens new possibilities of exploiting the potential of high-resolution in situ LM and new data analysis procedures to probe magnetization processes in nanomagnetism, particularly in

  6. Highly selective and active CO2 reduction electrocatalysts based on cobalt phthalocyanine/carbon nanotube hybrid structures (United States)

    Zhang, Xing; Wu, Zishan; Zhang, Xiao; Li, Liewu; Li, Yanyan; Xu, Haomin; Li, Xiaoxiao; Yu, Xiaolu; Zhang, Zisheng; Liang, Yongye; Wang, Hailiang


    Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide with renewable energy is a sustainable way of producing carbon-neutral fuels. However, developing active, selective and stable electrocatalysts is challenging and entails material structure design and tailoring across a range of length scales. Here we report a cobalt-phthalocyanine-based high-performance carbon dioxide reduction electrocatalyst material developed with a combined nanoscale and molecular approach. On the nanoscale, cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) molecules are uniformly anchored on carbon nanotubes to afford substantially increased current density, improved selectivity for carbon monoxide, and enhanced durability. On the molecular level, the catalytic performance is further enhanced by introducing cyano groups to the CoPc molecule. The resulting hybrid catalyst exhibits >95% Faradaic efficiency for carbon monoxide production in a wide potential range and extraordinary catalytic activity with a current density of 15.0 mA cm-2 and a turnover frequency of 4.1 s-1 at the overpotential of 0.52 V in a near-neutral aqueous solution.

  7. Interplay between spin polarization and color superconductivity in high density quark matter

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    Tsue, Yasuhiko; da Providência, João; Providência, Constança


    Here, it is suggested that a four-point interaction of the tensor type may lead to spin polarization in quark matter at high density. It is found that the two-flavor superconducting phase and the spin polarized phase correspond to distinct local minima of a certain generalized thermodynamical...... potential. It follows that a transition from one to the other phase occurs, passing through true minima with both a spin polarization and a color superconducting gap. It is shown that the quark spin polarized phase is realized at rather high density, while the two-flavor color superconducting phase...

  8. Tunable Dirac points and high spin polarization in ferromagnetic-strain graphene superlattices. (United States)

    Wu, Qing-Ping; Liu, Zheng-Fang; Chen, Ai-Xi; Xiao, Xian-Bo; Miao, Guo-Xing


    Spin-dependent energy bands and transport properties of ferromagnetic-strain graphene superlattices are studied. The high spin polarization appears at the Dirac points due to the presence of spin-dependent Dirac points in the energy band structure. A gap can be induced in the vicinity of Dirac points by strain and the width of the gap is enlarged with increasing strain strength, which is beneficial for enhancing spin polarization. Moreover, a full spin polarization can be achieved at large strain strength. The position and number of the Dirac points corresponding to high spin polarization can be effectively manipulated with barrier width, well width and effective exchange field, which reveals a remarkable tunability on the wavevector filtering behavior.

  9. Spin-offs of high energy physics to society

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    Amaldi, Ugo


    Scientists are more and more frequently asked about the spin-offs of fundamental research. To answer effectively, it is important to organise the multiple aspects of knowledge and technology transfer in a coherent scheme. In this paper the spin-offs of particle physics to other fields of science and to industries are grouped in four streams: usable knowledge, people, methods and technologies. After treating these four items, with examples and suggestions of ways to improve the quality and quantity of the spin-offs, the pathways through which the results and the techniques of fundamental science percolate to society are discussed. (33 refs).

  10. Intermediate (S = 1) spin state in five-coordinate cobalt(III): magnetic properties of N-o-hydroxy-benzamido-meso-tetraphenylporphyrin cobalt(III), Co(N-NCO(o-O)C6H4-tpp). (United States)

    Cho, Cheng-Hsiung; Chien, Ting-Yuan; Chen, Jyh-Horung; Wang, Shin-Shin; Tung, Jo-Yu


    The crystal structures of paramagnetic N-o-oxido-benzimido-meso-tetraphenylporphyrinato (-kappa(4),N(1),N(2),N(3),N(5),kappaO(2))cobalt(III) [Co(N-NCO(o-O)C(6)H(4)-tpp); 2] (S = 1) and diamagnetic N-o-oxido-benzimido-meso-tetraphenylporphyrinato (-kappa(4),N(1),N(2),N(3),N(5),kappaO(2)) gallium(III) chloroform.methanol solvate [Ga(N-NCO(o-O)C(6)H(4)-tpp).0.5CHCl(3).MeOH; 3.0.5CHCl(3).MeOH] (S = 0) were determined. The coordination sphere around Co(III) in 2 [or Ga(III) in 3.0.5CHCl(3).MeOH] is described as five-coordinate distorted trigonal bipyramid (DTBP) with O(1), N(1) and N(3) [or O(2), N(1), N(3)] lying in the equatorial plane for 2 [or 3.0.5CHCl(3).MeOH]. The magnitude of axial (D) zero-field splitting (ZFS) for the Co(III) (S = 1) in 2 was determined as approximately 107 cm(-1) by paramagnetic susceptibility measurements. The compound (2) reacts in donor solvent such as pyridine to form six-coordinate diamagnetic species of the type Co(N-NCO(o-O)C(6)H(4)-tpp)(py) (4), whose (1)H NMR spectra can be interpreted as for Co(III) in an octahedral environment.

  11. Salicylaldimine-based metal-organic framework enabling highly active olefin hydrogenation with iron and cobalt catalysts. (United States)

    Manna, Kuntal; Zhang, Teng; Carboni, Michaël; Abney, Carter W; Lin, Wenbin


    A robust and porous Zr metal-organic framework, sal-MOF, of UiO topology was synthesized using a salicylaldimine (sal)-derived dicarboxylate bridging ligand. Postsynthetic metalation of sal-MOF with iron(II) or cobalt(II) chloride followed by treatment with NaBEt3H in THF resulted in Fe- and Co-functionalized MOFs (sal-M-MOF, M = Fe, Co) which are highly active solid catalysts for alkene hydrogenation. Impressively, sal-Fe-MOF displayed very high turnover numbers of up to 145000 and was recycled and reused more than 15 times. This work highlights the unique opportunity of developing MOF-based earth-abundant catalysts for sustainable chemical synthesis.

  12. Radiochemical separation of Cobalt

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    Erkelens, P.C. van


    A method is described for the radiochemical separation of cobalt based on the extraordinary stability of cobalt diethyldithiocarbamate. Interferences are few; only very small amounts of zinc and iron accompany cobalt, which is important in neutron-activation analysis.

  13. Open-shell nitrene- and carbene-complexes of cobalt : Characterisation and reactivity

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    Goswami, M.


    Nitrene- and carbene-complexes of cobalt(II) porphyrins that are best described as porphyrin cobalt(III)-nitrene and carbene-radicals, respectively, are the key players in this thesis. Discrete spin transfer from the cobalt(II) metalloradical to the nitrene and carbene moiety induces interesting

  14. Manipulating radicals : Using cobalt to steer radical reactions

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    Chirilă, A.


    This thesis describes research aimed at understanding and exploiting metallo-radical reactivity and explores reactions mediated by square planar, low-spin cobalt(II) complexes. A primary goal was to uncover novel reactivity of discrete cobalt(III)-bound carbene radicals generated upon reaction of

  15. Differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetric determination of nickel and cobalt in high purity aluminium

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    Palrecha, M.M. [Analytical Chemistry Div., Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)


    A sensitive method for the simultaneous determination of trace amounts of nickel and cobalt in pure aluminium has been described using differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPASV) by adsorptive accumulation of the dimethyl glyoxime (DMG) complex on the hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE). As supporting electrolyte 0.1 mol/l ammonia buffer, pH 9.0, containing ammonium citrate and 5 x 10{sup -4} mol/l DMG has been used. The determination limit obtained has been as low as 0.5 {mu}g/g for Ni and 0.2 {mu}g/g for Co (using about 100 mg sample) with a relative standard deviation of 13% and 22%, respectively. (orig.)

  16. A new high-spin isomer in {sup 195}Bi

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    Roy, T.; Mukherjee, G.; Rana, T.K.; Bhattacharya, Soumik; Asgar, Md.A.; Bhattacharya, C.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Pai, H. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata (India); Madhavan, N.; Bala, I.; Gehlot, J.; Gurjar, R.K.; Jhingan, A.; Kumar, R.; Muralithar, S.; Nath, S.; Singh, R.P.; Varughese, T. [Inter University Acclerator Centre, New Delhi (India); Basu, K.; Bhattacharjee, S.S.; Ghugre, S.S.; Raut, R.; Sinha, A.K. [UGC-DAE-CSR Kolkata Centre, Kolkata (India); Palit, R. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Mumbai (India)


    A new high-spin isomer has been identified in {sup 195}Bi at the focal plane of the HYbrid Recoil mass Analyser (HYRA) used in the gas-filled mode. The fusion evaporation reactions {sup 169}Tm ({sup 30}Si, x n) {sup 193,} {sup 195}Bi were used with the beam energies on targets of 168 and 146MeV for 6n and 4n channels, respectively. The evaporation residues, separated from the fission fragments, and their decays were detected at the focal plane of HYRA using MWPC, Si-Pad and clover HPGe detectors. The half-life of the new isomer in {sup 195}Bi has been measured to be 1.6(1) μs. The configuration of the new isomer has been proposed and compared with the other isomers in this region. The Total Routhian Surface (TRS) calculations for the three-quasiparticle configurations corresponding to the new isomer suggest an oblate deformation for this isomeric state. The same calculations for different configurations in {sup 195}Bi and for the even-even {sup 194}Pb core indicate that the proton i{sub 13/2} orbital has a large shape driving effect towards oblate shape in these nuclei. (orig.)

  17. A new high-spin isomer in 195Bi (United States)

    Roy, T.; Mukherjee, G.; Madhavan, N.; Rana, T. K.; Bhattacharya, Soumik; Asgar, Md. A.; Bala, I.; Basu, K.; Bhattacharjee, S. S.; Bhattacharya, C.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Gehlot, J.; Ghugre, S. S.; Gurjar, R. K.; Jhingan, A.; Kumar, R.; Muralithar, S.; Nath, S.; Pai, H.; Palit, R.; Raut, R.; Singh, R. P.; Sinha, A. K.; Varughese, T.


    A new high-spin isomer has been identified in 195Bi at the focal plane of the HYbrid Recoil mass Analyser (HYRA) used in the gas-filled mode. The fusion evaporation reactions 169Tm (30Si, x n) 193, 195Bi were used with the beam energies on targets of 168 and 146MeV for 6n and 4n channels, respectively. The evaporation residues, separated from the fission fragments, and their decays were detected at the focal plane of HYRA using MWPC, Si-Pad and clover HPGe detectors. The half-life of the new isomer in 195Bi has been measured to be 1.6(1)μs. The configuration of the new isomer has been proposed and compared with the other isomers in this region. The Total Routhian Surface (TRS) calculations for the three-quasiparticle configurations corresponding to the new isomer suggest an oblate deformation for this isomeric state. The same calculations for different configurations in 195Bi and for the even-even 194Pb core indicate that the proton i 13/2 orbital has a large shape driving effect towards oblate shape in these nuclei.

  18. Amorphous nickel/cobalt tungsten sulfide electrocatalysts for high-efficiency hydrogen evolution reaction

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    Yang, Lun [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Wu, Xinglong, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Department of Physics, NingBo University, NingBo 315001 (China); Zhu, Xiaoshu [Center for Analysis and Testing, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210093 (China); He, Chengyu; Meng, Ming; Gan, Zhixing [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Chu, Paul K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)


    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Amorphous nickel/cobalt tungsten sulfides were synthesized by a thermolytic process. • Amorphous NiWS and CoWS could realize hydrogen evolution efficiently. • Ni/Co promotion and annealing alter the porous structure and chemical bonding states. • Active sites on the surface of amorphous WS{sub x} are increased with Ni or Co doping. • Amorphous NiWS and CoWS have immense potentials in water splitting devices. - Abstract: The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), an appealing solution for future energy supply, requires efficient and inexpensive electrocatalysts with abundant active surface sites. Although crystalline MoS{sub 2} and WS{sub 2} are promising candidates, their activity is dominated by edge sites. Amorphous tungsten sulfide prepared so far lacks the required active sites and its application has thus been hampered. In this work, nickel and cobalt incorporated amorphous tungsten sulfide synthesized by a thermolytic process is demonstrated to enhance the HER efficiency dramatically. The amorphous nickel tungsten sulfide (amorphous NiWS) annealed at 210 °C delivers the best HER performance in this system boasting a Tafel slope of 55 mV per decade and current density of 8.6 mA cm{sup −2} at 250 mV overpotential in a sustained test for 24 h. The introduction of Ni or Co into the catalyst and subsequent thermal treatment alters the porous structure and chemical bonding states thereby increasing the density of active sites on the surface.

  19. As-cast microstructures and behavior at high temperature of chromium-rich cobalt-based alloys containing hafnium carbides

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    Berthod, Patrice, E-mail:; Conrath, Elodie


    Hafnium is often used to improve the high temperature oxidation resistance of superalloys but not to form carbides for strengthen them against creep. In this work hafnium was added in cobalt-based alloys for verifying that HfC can be obtained in cobalt-based alloys and for characterizing their behavior at a very temperature. Three Co–25Cr–0.25 and 0.50C alloys containing 3.7 and 7.4 Hf to promote HfC carbides, and four Co–25Cr– 0 to 1C alloys for comparison (all contents in wt.%), were cast and exposed at 1200 °C for 50 h in synthetic air. The HfC carbides formed instead chromium carbides during solidification, in eutectic with matrix and as dispersed compact particles. During the stage at 1200 °C the HfC carbides did not significantly evolve, even near the oxidation front despite oxidation early become very fast and generalized. At the same time the chromium carbides present in the Co–Cr–C alloys totally disappeared in the same conditions. Such HfC-alloys potentially bring efficient and sustainable mechanical strengthening at high temperature, but their hot oxidation resistance must be significantly improved. - Highlights: • Co-based alloys containing HfC carbides were successfully obtained by foundry. • HfC are pro-eutectic or form an interdendritic eutectic compound with matrix. • The HfC carbides appear very stable on long time at 1200 °C. • The hot oxidation of the alloys is fast and they require higher Cr contents. • The high stability of HfC may allow Cr-enrichment by pack-cementation.

  20. Shape evolution in 76, 78Kr nuclei at high spins in tilted axis ...

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    A two-dimensional tilted axis cranking Hartree–Fock–Bogoliubov (CHFB) calculation is performed for 76Kr and 78Kr nuclei up to high spins = 30 employing a pairing-plus-quadrupole (PPQ) model interaction Hamiltonian. Intricate details of the evolution of single particle structures and shapes as a function of spin have ...

  1. Shape evolution in 76,78Kr nuclei at high spins in tilted axis ...

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    CHFB) calculation is performed for 76Kr and 78Kr nuclei up to high spins J = 30 employing a pairing-plus-quadrupole (PPQ) model interaction Hamiltonian. Intricate details of the evolution of single particle structures and shapes as a function of spin ...

  2. A Porous Cobalt (II Metal–Organic Framework with Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Activity for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction

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    Qingguo Meng


    Full Text Available A 3D porous framework ([Co1.5(tib(dcpna]·6H2O (1 with a Wei topology has been synthesized by solvothermal reaction of 1,3,5-tris(1-imidazolyl-benzene (tib, 5-(3′,5′-dicarboxylphenylnicotinic acid (H3dcpna and cobalt nitrate. The electrocatalytic activity for water oxidation of 1 has been investigated in alkaline solution. Compound 1 exhibits good oxygen evolution reaction (OER activities in alkaline solution, exhibiting 10 mA·cm−2 at η = 360 mV with a Tafel slope of 89 mV·dec−1. The high OER activity can be ascribe to 1D open channels along b axis of 1, which expose more activity sites and facilitate the electrolyte penetration.

  3. High volume hydrogen production from the hydrolysis of sodium borohydride using a cobalt catalyst supported on a honeycomb matrix (United States)

    Marchionni, Andrea; Bevilacqua, Manuela; Filippi, Jonathan; Folliero, Maria G.; Innocenti, Massimo; Lavacchi, Alessandro; Miller, Hamish A.; Pagliaro, Maria V.; Vizza, Francesco


    Hydrogen storage and distribution will be two very important aspects of any renewable energy infrastructure that uses hydrogen as energy vector. The chemical storage of hydrogen in compounds like sodium borohydride (NaBH4) could play an important role in overcoming current difficulties associated with these aspects. Sodium borohydride is a very attractive material due to its high hydrogen content. In this paper, we describe a reactor where a stable cobalt based catalyst supported on a commercial Cordierite Honeycomb Monolith (CHM) is employed for the hydrolysis of alkaline stabilized NaBH4 (SBH) aqueous solutions. The apparatus is able to operate at up to 5 bar and 130 °C, providing a hydrogen generation rate of up to 32 L min-1.

  4. Spin Torque Oscillator for High Performance Magnetic Memory

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    Rachid Sbiaa


    Full Text Available A study on spin transfer torque switching in a magnetic tunnel junction with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy is presented. The switching current can be strongly reduced under a spin torque oscillator (STO, and its use in addition to the conventional transport in magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ should be considered. The reduction of the switching current from the parallel state to the antiparallel state is greater than in  the opposite direction, thus minimizing the asymmetry of the resistance versus current in the hysteresis loop. This reduction of both switching current and asymmetry under a spin torque oscillator occurs only during the writing process and does not affect the thermal stability of the free layer.

  5. Problems and Progress in Covariant High Spin Description (United States)

    Kirchbach, Mariana; Banda Guzmán, Víctor Miguel


    A universal description of particles with spins j > 1, transforming in (j, 0) ⊕ (0, j), is developed by means of representation specific second order differential wave equations without auxiliary conditions and in covariant bases such as Lorentz tensors for bosons, Lorentz-tensors with Dirac spinor components for fermions, or, within the basis of the more fundamental Weyl- Van-der-Waerden sl(2,C) spinor-tensors. At the root of the method, which is free from the pathologies suffered by the traditional approaches, are projectors constructed from the Casimir invariants of the spin-Lorentz group, and the group of translations in the Minkowski space time.

  6. Theoretical studies of possible toroidal high-spin isomers in the light-mass region

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    Staszczak Andrzej


    Full Text Available We review our theoretical knowledge of possible toroidal high-spin isomers in the light mass region in 28≤A≤52 obtained previously in cranked Skyrme-Hartree-Fock calculations. We report additional toroidal high-spin isomers in 56Ni with I=114ħ and 140ħ, which follow the same (multi-particle–(multi-hole systematics as other toroidal high-spin isomers. We examine the production of these exotic nuclei by fusion of various projectiles on 20Ne or 28Si as an active target in time-projection-chamber (TPC experiments.

  7. The Effect of Cobalt-Sublattice Disorder on Spin Polarisation in Co2FexMn1−xSi Heusler Alloys

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    Philip J. Hasnip


    Full Text Available In this work we present a theoretical study of the effect of disorder on spin polarisation at the Fermi level, and the disorder formation energies for Co2FexMn1−xSi (CFMS alloys. The electronic calculations are based on density functional theory with a Hubbard U term. Chemical disorders studied consist of swapping Co with Fe/Mn and Co with Si; in all cases we found these are detrimental for spin polarisation, i.e., the spin polarisation not only decreases in magnitude, but also can change sign depending on the particular disorder. Formation energy calculation shows that Co–Si disorder has higher energies of formation in CFMS compared to Co2MnSi and Co2FeSi, with maximum values occurring for x in the range 0.5–0.75. Cross-sectional structural studies of reference Co2MnSi, Co2Fe0.5Mn0.5Si, and Co2FeSi by Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy are in qualitative agreement with total energy calculations of the disordered structures.

  8. High spin injection polarization at an elevated dc bias in tunnel-junction-based lateral spin valves (United States)

    Wang, X. J.; Zou, H.; Ocola, L. E.; Ji, Y.


    Submicron metallic lateral spin valves are fabricated with AlOx tunnel junctions as spin injection and detection barriers. The spin polarization is estimated to be ˜20%, determined by both Hanle effect and variations of device dimensions. The polarization is maintained at a large dc injection current density >2×106 A/cm2. Both the spin polarization and spin diffusion length are weakly temperature dependent.

  9. High-resolution NMR spectroscopy of biological tissues usingprojected Magic Angle Spinning

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    Martin, Rachel W.; Jachmann, Rebecca C.; Sakellariou, Dimitris; Nielsen, Ulla Gro; Pines, Alexander


    High-resolution NMR spectra of materials subject toanisotropic broadening are usually obtained by rotating the sample aboutthe magic angle, which is 54.7 degrees to the static magnetic field. Inprojected Magic Angle Spinning (p-MAS), the sample is spun about twoangles, neither of which is the magic angle. This provides a method ofobtaining isotropic spectra while spinning at shallow angles. The p-MASexperiment may be used in situations where spinning the sample at themagic angle is not possible due to geometric or other constraints,allowing the choice of spinning angle to be determined by factors such asthe shape of the sample, rather than by the spin physics. The applicationof this technique to bovine tissue samples is demonstrated as a proof ofprinciple for future biological or medical applications.

  10. Surface magnetism in iron, cobalt, and nickel

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    Alde´n, M.; Mirbt, S.; Skriver, Hans Lomholt


    We have calculated magnetic moments, work functions, and surface energies for several of the most closely packed surfaces of iron, cobalt, and nickel by means of a spin-polarized Green’s-function technique based on the linear muffin-tin orbitals method within the tight-binding and atomic sphere...

  11. Cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes of a hexadentate pyridine amide ligand. Effect of donor atom (ether vs. thioether) on coordination geometry, spin-state of cobalt and M(III)-M(II) redox potential. (United States)

    Pandey, Sharmila; Das, Partha Pratim; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar; Mukherjee, Rabindranath


    Using an acyclic hexadentate pyridine amide ligand, containing a -OCH(2)CH(2)O- spacer between two pyridine-2-carboxamide units (1,4-bis[o-(pyrydine-2-carboxamidophenyl)]-1,4-dioxabutane (H(2)L(9)), in its deprotonated form), four new complexes, [Co(II)(L(9))] (1) and its one-electron oxidized counterpart [Co(III)(L(9))][NO(3)]·2H(2)O (2), [Ni(II)(L(9))] (3) and [Cu(II)(L(9))] (4), have been synthesized. Structural analyses revealed that the Co(II) centre in 1 and the Ni(II) centre in 3 are six-coordinate, utilizing all the available donor sites and the Cu(II) centre in 4 is effectively five-coordinated (one of the ether O atoms does not participate in coordination). The structural parameters associated with the change in the metal coordination environment have been compared with corresponding complexes of thioether-containing hexadentate ligands. The μ(eff) values at 298 K of 1-4 correspond to S = 3/2, S = 0, S = 1 and S = 1/2, respectively. Absorption spectra for all the complexes have been investigated. EPR spectral properties of the copper(II) complex 4 have been investigated, simulated and analyzed. Cyclic voltammetric experiments in CH(2)Cl(2) reveal quasireversible Co(III)-Co(II), Ni(III)-Ni(II) and Cu(II)-Cu(I) redox processes. In going from ether O to thioether S coordination, the effect of the metal coordination environment on the redox potential values of Co(III)-Co(II) (here the effect of spin-state as well), Ni(III)-Ni(II) and Cu(II)-Cu(I) processes have been systematically analyzed.

  12. Recent trends in high spin sensitivity magnetic resonance (United States)

    Blank, Aharon; Twig, Ygal; Ishay, Yakir


    new ideas, show how these limiting factors can be mitigated to significantly improve the sensitivity of induction detection. Finally, we outline some directions for the possible applications of high-sensitivity induction detection in the field of electron spin resonance.

  13. High spin states in odd-odd {sup 132}Cs

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    Hayakawa, Takehito [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Lu, J.; Furuno, K. [and others


    Excited states with spin larger than 5 {Dirac_h} were newly established in the {sup 132}Cs nucleus via the {sup 124}Sn({sup 11}B,3n) reaction. Rotational bands built on the {nu}h{sub 11/2} x {pi}d{sub 5/2}, {nu}h{sub 11/2} x {pi}g{sub 7/2} and {nu}h{sub 11/2} x {pi}h{sub 11/2} configurations were observed up to spin I {approx} 16 {Dirac_h}. The {nu}h{sub 11/2} x {pi}h{sub 11/2} band shows inverted signature splitting below I < 14 {Dirac_h}. A dipole band was firstly observed in doubly odd Cs nuclei. (author)

  14. High Contrast PET Imaging of GRPR Expression in Prostate Cancer Using Cobalt-Labeled Bombesin Antagonist RM26

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    Bogdan Mitran


    Full Text Available High gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR expression is associated with numerous cancers including prostate and breast cancer. The aim of the current study was to develop a 55Co-labeled PET agent based on GRPR antagonist RM26 for visualization of GRPR-expressing tumors. Labeling with 57Co and 55Co, stability, binding specificity, and in vitro and in vivo characteristics of 57Co-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 were studied. NOTA-PEG2-RM26 was successfully radiolabeled with 57Co and 55Co with high yields and demonstrated high stability. The radiopeptide showed retained binding specificity to GRPR in vitro and in vivo. 57Co-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 biodistribution in mice was characterized by rapid clearance of radioactivity from blood and normal non-GRPR-expressing organs and low hepatic uptake. The clearance was predominantly renal with a low degree of radioactivity reabsorption. Tumor-to-blood ratios were approximately 200 (3 h pi and 1000 (24 h pi. The favorable biodistribution of cobalt-labeled NOTA-PEG2-RM26 translated into high contrast preclinical PET/CT (using 55Co and SPECT/CT (using 57Co images of PC-3 xenografts. The initial biological results suggest that 55Co-NOTA-PEG2-RM26 is a promising tracer for PET visualization of GRPR-expressing tumors.

  15. Cobalt Oxide Porous Nanofibers Directly Grown on Conductive Substrate as a Binder/Additive-Free Lithium-Ion Battery Anode with High Capacity. (United States)

    Liu, Hao; Zheng, Zheng; Chen, Bochao; Liao, Libing; Wang, Xina


    In order to reduce the amount of inactive materials, such as binders and carbon additives in battery electrode, porous cobalt monoxide nanofibers were directly grown on conductive substrate as a binder/additive-free lithium-ion battery anode. This electrode exhibited very high specific discharging/charging capacities at various rates and good cycling stability. It was promising as high capacity anode materials for lithium-ion battery.

  16. PolyHIPE Derived Freestanding 3D Carbon Foam for Cobalt Hydroxide Nanorods Based High Performance Supercapacitor (United States)

    Patil, Umakant M.; Ghorpade, Ravindra V.; Nam, Min Sik; Nalawade, Archana C.; Lee, Sangrae; Han, Haksoo; Jun, Seong Chan


    The current paper describes enhanced electrochemical capacitive performance of chemically grown Cobalt hydroxide (Co(OH)2) nanorods (NRs) decorated porous three dimensional graphitic carbon foam (Co(OH)2/3D GCF) as a supercapacitor electrode. Freestanding 3D porous GCF is prepared by carbonizing, high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) polymerized styrene and divinylbenzene. The PolyHIPE was sulfonated and carbonized at temperature up to 850 °C to obtain graphitic 3D carbon foam with high surface area (389 m2 g−1) having open voids (14 μm) interconnected by windows (4 μm) in monolithic form. Moreover, entangled Co(OH)2 NRs are anchored on 3D GCF electrodes by using a facile chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The wide porous structure with high specific surface area (520 m2 g−1) access offered by the interconnected 3D GCF along with Co(OH)2 NRs morphology, displays ultrahigh specific capacitance, specific energy and power. The Co(OH)2/3D GCF electrode exhibits maximum specific capacitance about ~1235 F g−1 at ~1 A g−1 charge-discharge current density, in 1 M aqueous KOH solution. These results endorse potential applicability of Co(OH)2/3D GCF electrode in supercapacitors and signifies that, the porous GCF is a proficient 3D freestanding framework for loading pseudocapacitive nanostructured materials. PMID:27762284

  17. Influence of gradual cobalt substitution on lithium nickel phosphate nano-scale composites for high voltage applications

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    Örnek, Ahmet, E-mail: [Kafkas University, Atatürk Vocational School of Healthcare, 36100 Kars (Turkey); Bulut, Emrah [Sakarya University, Department of Chemistry, 54187 Sakarya (Turkey); Can, Mustafa [Sakarya University, Arifiye Vocational School, 54580 Sakarya (Turkey)


    The carbon-free LiNiPO{sub 4} and cobalt doped LiNi{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}PO{sub 4}/C (x = 0.0–1.0) were synthesized and investigated for high voltage applications (> 4 V) for Li-ion batteries. Nano-scale composites were prepared by handy sol–gel approach using citric acid under slightly reductive gas atmosphere (Ar-H{sub 2}, 85:15%). Structural and morphological characteristics of the powders were revealed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and inductively coupled plasma (ICP). Except for a small impurity phase (Ni{sub 3}P), phase pure samples crystallized in the olivine-lattice structure with a linear relationship between lattice parameters (a, b and c) and chemical composition. The FE-SEM images proved that LiNiPO{sub 4}/C particles (50–80 nm) did not agglomerate, and showed that as the cobalt content was higher agglomeration had increased. The electrochemical properties of all electrodes were investigated by galvanostatic charge–discharge measurements. Substitution of Ni{sup 2} {sup +} by Co{sup 2} {sup +} caused higher electronic conductivities and showed more effective Li{sup +} ion mobility. When the cobalt content is 100%, the capacity reached to a higher level (146.2 mA h g{sup −} {sup 1}) and good capacity retention of 85.1% at the end of the 60 cycles was observed. The cycling voltammogram (CV) revealed that LiCoPO{sub 4}/C electrode improved the electrochemical properties. The Ni{sup 3} {sup +}–Ni{sup 2} {sup +} redox couple was not observed for carbon free LiNiPO{sub 4}. Nevertheless, it was observed that carbon coated LiNiPO{sub 4} sample exhibits a significant oxidation (5.26 V)–reduction (5.08 V) peaks. With this study, characteristics of the LiNi{sub 1−x}Co{sub x}PO{sub 4}/C series were deeply evaluated and discussed. - Highlights: • Structural, morphological and electrochemical effects of Co doped LiNi{sub 1−} {sub x

  18. Decoration of nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide with cobalt tungstate nanoparticles for use in high-performance supercapacitors (United States)

    Naderi, Hamid Reza; Sobhani-Nasab, Ali; Rahimi-Nasrabadi, Mehdi; Ganjali, Mohammad Reza


    A composite of cobalt tungstate nanoparticles coated on nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide (CoWO4/NRGO) was prepared through an in situ sonochemical approach. The composite was next evaluated as an electrode material for use supercapacitors electrodes. The characterization of the various CoWO4/NRGO nanocomposite samples was carried out through field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method and Raman spectroscopy. Complementary studies were also performed through cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge/discharge, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and continues cyclic voltammetry (CCV). The electrochemical evaluations were carried out in a 2 M H2SO4 solution as the electrolyte. The electrochemical evaluations on the nano-composite samples indicated that CoWO4/NRGO-based electrodes reveal enhanced supercapacitive characteristics (i.e. a high specific capacitance (SC) of 597 F g-1 at a scan rate of 5 mV s-1, an energy density (ED) value of 67.9 W h kg-1, and high rate capability). CCV studies indicated that CoWO4/NRGO-based electrodes keep 97.1% of their original capacitance after 4000 cycles. The results led to the conclusion that CoWO4/NRGO effectively merge the merits of CoWO4 and CoWO4/RGO in one new nanocomposite material.

  19. New high spin states and isomers in the {sup 208}Pb and {sup 207}Pb nuclei

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    Broda, R.; Wrzesinski, J.; Pawlat, T. [and others


    The two most prominent examples of the heavy doubly closed shell (DCS) nuclei, {sup 208}Pb and {sup 132}Sn, are not accessible by conventional heavy-ion fusion processes populating high-spin states. This experimental difficulty obscured for a long time the investigation of yrast high-spin states in both DCS and neighboring nuclei and consequently restricted the study of the shell model in its most attractive regions. Recent technical development of multidetector gamma arrays opened new ways to exploit more complex nuclear processes which populate the nuclei of interest with suitable yields for gamma spectroscopy and involve population of moderately high spin states. This new possibility extended the range of accessible spin values and is a promising way to reach new yrast states. Some of these states are expected to be of high configurational purity and can be a source of important shell model parameters which possibly can be used later to check the validity of the spherical shell model description at yet higher spin and higher excitation energy. The nuclei in the closest vicinity of {sup 132}Sn are produced in spontaneous fission and states with spin values up to I=14 can be reached in fission gamma spectroscopy studies with the presently achieved sensitivity of gamma arrays. New results on yrast states in the {sup 134}Te and {sup 135}I nuclei populated in fission of the {sup 248}Cm presented at this conference illustrate such application of the resolving power offered by modern gamma techniques.

  20. Self-Assembled Hierarchical Formation of Conjugated 3D Cobalt Oxide Nanobead-CNT-Graphene Nanostructure Using Microwaves for High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrode. (United States)

    Kumar, Rajesh; Singh, Rajesh Kumar; Dubey, Pawan Kumar; Singh, Dinesh Pratap; Yadav, Ram Manohar


    Here we report the electrochemical performance of a interesting three-dimensional (3D) structures comprised of zero-dimensional (0D) cobalt oxide nanobeads, one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional (2D) graphene, stacked hierarchically. We have synthesized 3D self-assembled hierarchical nanostructure comprised of cobalt oxide nanobeads (Co-nb), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene nanosheets (GNSs) for high-performance supercapacitor electrode application. This 3D self-assembled hierarchical nanostructure Co3O4 nanobeads-CNTs-GNSs (3D:Co-nb@CG) is grown at a large scale (gram) through simple, facile, and ultrafast microwave irradiation (MWI). In 3D:Co-nb@CG nanostructure, Co3O4 nanobeads are attached to the CNT surfaces grown on GNSs. Our ultrafast, one-step approach not only renders simultaneous growth of cobalt oxide and CNTs on graphene nanosheets but also institutes the intrinsic dispersion of carbon nanotubes and cobalt oxide within a highly conductive scaffold. The 3D:Co-nb@CG electrode shows better electrochemical performance with a maximum specific capacitance of 600 F/g at the charge/discharge current density of 0.7A/g in KOH electrolyte, which is 1.56 times higher than that of Co3O4-decorated graphene (Co-np@G) nanostructure. This electrode also shows a long cyclic life, excellent rate capability, and high specific capacitance. It also shows high stability after few cycles (550 cycles) and exhibits high capacitance retention behavior. It was observed that the supercapacitor retained 94.5% of its initial capacitance even after 5000 cycles, indicating its excellent cyclic stability. The synergistic effect of the 3D:Co-nb@CG appears to contribute to the enhanced electrochemical performances.

  1. Evidence of highly active cobalt oxide catalyst for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and CO2 hydrogenation. (United States)

    Melaet, Gérôme; Ralston, Walter T; Li, Cheng-Shiuan; Alayoglu, Selim; An, Kwangjin; Musselwhite, Nathan; Kalkan, Bora; Somorjai, Gabor A


    Hydrogenations of CO or CO2 are important catalytic reactions as they are interesting alternatives to produce fine chemical feedstock hence avoiding the use of fossil sources. Using monodisperse nanoparticle (NP) catalysts, we have studied the CO/H2 (i.e., Fischer-Tropsch synthesis) and CO2/H2 reactions. Exploiting synchrotron based in situ characterization techniques such as XANES and XPS, we were able to demonstrate that 10 nm Co NPs cannot be reduced at 250 °C while supported on TiO2 or SiO2 and that the complete reduction of cobalt can only be achieved at 450 °C. Interestingly, cobalt oxide performs better than fully reduced cobalt when supported on TiO2. In fact, the catalytic results indicate an enhancement of 10-fold for the CO2/H2 reaction rate and 2-fold for the CO/H2 reaction rate for the Co/TiO2 treated at 250 °C in H2 versus Co/TiO2 treated at 450 °C. Inversely, the activity of cobalt supported on SiO2 has a higher turnover frequency when cobalt is metallic. The product distributions could be tuned depending on the support and the oxidation state of cobalt. For oxidized cobalt on TiO2, we observed an increase of methane production for the CO2/H2 reaction whereas it is more selective to unsaturated products for the CO/H2 reaction. In situ investigation of the catalysts indicated wetting of the TiO2 support by CoO(x) and partial encapsulation of metallic Co by TiO(2-x).

  2. High-spin level structure of the neutron-rich nucleus 91Y

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    He, Xiao-Feng; Fang, Yong-De; Liu, Min-Liang; Zhang, Yu-Hu; Wang, Kai-Long; Wang, Jian-Guo; Guo, Song; Qiang, Yun-Hua; Zheng, Yong; Zhang, Ning-Tao; Li, Guang-Shun; Gao, Bing-Shui; Wu, Xiao-Guang; He, Chuang-Ye; Zheng, Yun


    High-spin level structure of the neutron-rich nucleus 91Y has been reinvestigated via the 82Se(13C, p3n)91Y reaction. A newly constructed level scheme including several key levels clarifies the uncertainties in the earlier studies. These levels are characterized by the breaking of the Z=38 and N=56 subshell closures, which involves in the spin-isospin dependent central force and tensor force.

  3. Reactivity of a Cobalt(III)-Hydroperoxo Complex in Electrophilic Reactions. (United States)

    Shin, Bongki; Sutherlin, Kyle D; Ohta, Takehiro; Ogura, Takashi; Solomon, Edward I; Cho, Jaeheung


    The reactivity of mononuclear metal-hydroperoxo adducts has fascinated researchers in many areas due to their diverse biological and catalytic processes. In this study, a mononuclear cobalt(III)-peroxo complex bearing a tetradentate macrocyclic ligand, [Co(III)(Me3-TPADP)(O2)](+) (Me3-TPADP = 3,6,9-trimethyl-3,6,9-triaza-1(2,6)-pyridinacyclodecaphane), was prepared by reacting [Co(II)(Me3-TPADP)(CH3CN)2](2+) with H2O2 in the presence of triethylamine. Upon protonation, the cobalt(III)-peroxo intermediate was converted into a cobalt(III)-hydroperoxo complex, [Co(III)(Me3-TPADP)(O2H)(CH3CN)](2+). The mononuclear cobalt(III)-peroxo and -hydroperoxo intermediates were characterized by a variety of physicochemical methods. Results of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry clearly show the transformation of the intermediates: the peak at m/z 339.2 assignable to the cobalt(III)-peroxo species disappears with concomitant growth of the peak at m/z 190.7 corresponding to the cobalt(III)-hydroperoxo complex (with bound CH3CN). Isotope labeling experiments further support the existence of the cobalt(III)-peroxo and -hydroperoxo complexes. In particular, the O-O bond stretching frequency of the cobalt(III)-hydroperoxo complex was determined to be 851 cm(-1) for (16)O2H samples (803 cm(-1) for (18)O2H samples), and its Co-O vibrational energy was observed at 571 cm(-1) for (16)O2H samples (551 cm(-1) for (18)O2H samples; 568 cm(-1) for (16)O2(2)H samples) by resonance Raman spectroscopy. Reactivity studies performed with the cobalt(III)-peroxo and -hydroperoxo complexes in organic functionalizations reveal that the latter is capable of conducting oxygen atom transfer with an electrophilic character, whereas the former exhibits no oxygen atom transfer reactivity under the same reaction conditions. Alternatively, the cobalt(III)-hydroperoxo complex does not perform hydrogen atom transfer reactions, while analogous low-spin Fe(III)-hydroperoxo complexes are capable of this

  4. Cobalt: A vital element in the aircraft engine industry (United States)

    Stephens, J. R.


    Recent trends in the United States consumption of cobalt indicate that superalloys for aircraft engine manufacture require increasing amounts of this strategic element. Superalloys consume a lion's share of total U.S. cobalt usage which was about 16 million pounds in 1980. In excess of 90 percent of the cobalt used in this country was imported, principally from the African countries of Zaire and Zambia. Early studies on the roles of cobalt as an alloying element in high temperature alloys concentrated on the simple Ni-Cr and Nimonic alloy series. The role of cobalt in current complex nickel base superalloys is not well defined and indeed, the need for the high concentration of cobalt in widely used nickel base superalloys is not firmly established. The current cobalt situation is reviewed as it applies to superalloys and the opportunities for research to reduce the consumption of cobalt in the aircraft engine industry are described.

  5. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic Studies of High-Spin Nonheme (Alkylperoxo)iron(III) Intermediates

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    Shan,X.; Rohde, J.; Koehntop, K.; Zhou, Y.; Bukowski, M.; Costas, M.; Fujisawa, K.; Que, Jr., L.


    The reactions of iron(II) complexes [Fe(Tpt-Bu,i-Pr)(OH)] (1a, Tpt-Bu,i-Pr = hydrotris(3-tert-butyl-5-isopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate), [Fe(6-Me2BPMCN)(OTf)2] (1b, 6-Me2BPMCN = N,N'-bis((2-methylpyridin-6-yl)methyl)-N,N'-dimethyl-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane), and [Fe(L8Py2)(OTf)](OTf) (1c, L8Py2 = 1,5-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-1,5-diazacyclooctane) with tert-BuOOH give rise to high-spin FeIII-OOR complexes. X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) of these high-spin species show characteristic features, distinct from those of low-spin Fe-OOR complexes. These include (1) an intense 1s {yields} 3d preedge feature, with an area around 20 units, (2) an edge energy, ranging from 7122 to 7126 eV, that is affected by the coordination environment, and (3) a 1.86-1.96 Angstroms Fe-OOR bond, compared to the 1.78 Angstroms Fe-OOR bond in low-spin complexes. These unique features likely arise from a flexible first coordination sphere in those complexes. The difference in Fe-OOR bond length may rationalize differences in reactivity between low-spin and high-spin FeIII-OOR species.

  6. Persistent high-energy spin excitations in iron-pnictide superconductors. (United States)

    Zhou, Ke-Jin; Huang, Yao-Bo; Monney, Claude; Dai, Xi; Strocov, Vladimir N; Wang, Nan-Lin; Chen, Zhi-Guo; Zhang, Chenglin; Dai, Pengcheng; Patthey, Luc; van den Brink, Jeroen; Ding, Hong; Schmitt, Thorsten


    Motivated by the premise that superconductivity in iron-based superconductors is unconventional and mediated by spin fluctuations, an intense research effort has been focused on characterizing the spin-excitation spectrum in the magnetically ordered parent phases of the Fe pnictides and chalcogenides. For these undoped materials, it is well established that the spin-excitation spectrum consists of sharp, highly dispersive magnons. The fate of these high-energy magnetic modes upon sizable doping with holes is hitherto unresolved. Here we demonstrate, using resonant inelastic X-ray scattering, that optimally hole-doped superconducting Ba(0.6)K(0.4)Fe(2)As(2) retains well-defined, dispersive high-energy modes of magnetic origin. These paramagnon modes are softer than, though as intense as, the magnons of undoped antiferromagnetic BaFe(2)As(2). The persistence of spin excitations well into the superconducting phase suggests that the spin fluctuations in Fe-pnictide superconductors originate from a distinctly correlated spin state. This connects Fe pnictides to cuprates, for which, in spite of fundamental electronic structure differences, similar paramagnons are present.

  7. Fabrication of highly aligned fibrous scaffolds for tissue regeneration by centrifugal spinning technology

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    Loordhuswamy, Amalorpava Mary [Department of Textile Technology, Anna University, Chennai 600025 (India); Krishnaswamy, Venkat Raghavan; Korrapati, Purna Sai [Department of Biomaterials, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai 600020 (India); Thinakaran, Senthilram [Department of Textile Technology, Anna University, Chennai 600025 (India); Rengaswami, Giri Dev Venkateshwarapuram, E-mail: [Department of Textile Technology, Anna University, Chennai 600025 (India)


    Centrifugal spinning (C-Spin) is an emerging technology which uses centrifugal force to produce ultrafine fibers. Being a voltage free technique it can overcome the limitations of electrospinning. Owing to the unique characteristic features such as high surface area to volume ratio, porosity, mechanical strength and fiber alignment, centrifugal spun (C-spun) fibrous mat has a wide range of scope in various biomedical applications. Higher degree of fiber alignment can be effortlessly achieved by the C-Spin process. In order to prove the versatility of C-Spin system with respect to fiber alignment, Polycaprolactone (PCL) and gelatin were spun taking them as model polymers. The morphological analysis revealed that highly aligned ultrafine fibers with smooth surface are achieved by C-Spinning. Hydrophilicity, porosity and mechanical property results confirm that the C-spun mat is more suitable for tissue engineering applications. In vitro and in vivo experiments proved that the scaffolds are biocompatible and can be efficiently used as a wound dressing material. - Highlights: • Highly aligned PCL/gelatin fibrous scaffolds were prepared by C-Spinning system. • Degree of fiber alignment was influenced by the proportion of gelatin in the blends. • Direction of cell growth was parallel to the direction of fiber alignment. • C-Spun matrices can efficiently accelerate faster wound healing.

  8. Honeycomb-like Porous Carbon-Cobalt Oxide Nanocomposite for High-Performance Enzymeless Glucose Sensor and Supercapacitor Applications. (United States)

    Madhu, Rajesh; Veeramani, Vediyappan; Chen, Shen-Ming; Manikandan, Arumugam; Lo, An-Ya; Chueh, Yu-Lun


    Herein, we report the preparation of Pongam seed shells-derived activated carbon and cobalt oxide (∼2-10 nm) nanocomposite (PSAC/Co3O4) by using a general and facile synthesis strategy. The as-synthesized PSAC/Co3O4 samples were characterized by a variety of physicochemical techniques. The PSAC/Co3O4-modified electrode is employed in two different applications such as high performance nonenzymatic glucose sensor and supercapacitor. Remarkably, the fabricated glucose sensor is exhibited an ultrahigh sensitivity of 34.2 mA mM(-1) cm(-2) with a very low detection limit (21 nM) and long-term durability. The PSAC/Co3O4 modified stainless steel electrode possesses an appreciable specific capacitance and remarkable long-term cycling stability. The obtained results suggest the as-synthesized PSAC/Co3O4 is more suitable for the nonenzymatic glucose sensor and supercapacitor applications outperforming the related carbon based modified electrodes, rendering practical industrial applications.

  9. Static and dynamic cyclic oxidation of 12 nickel-, cobalt-, and iron-base high-temperature alloys (United States)

    Barrett, C. A.; Johnston, J. R.; Sanders, W. A.


    Twelve typical high-temperature nickel-, cobalt-, and iron-base alloys were tested by 1 hr cyclic exposures at 1038, 1093, and 1149 C and 0.05 hr exposures at 1093 C. The alloys were tested in both a dynamic burner rig at Mach 0.3 gas flow and in static air furnace for times up to 100 hr. The alloys were evaluated in terms of specific weight loss as a function of time, and X-ray diffraction analysis and metallographic examination of the posttest specimens. A method previously developed was used to estimate specific metal weight loss from the specific weight change of the sample. The alloys were then ranked on this basis. The burner-rig test was more severe than a comparable furnace test and resulted in an increased tendency for oxide spalling due to volatility of Cr in the protective scale and the more drastic cooling due to the air-blast quench of the samples. Increased cycle frequency also increased the tendency to spall for a given test exposure. The behavior of the alloys in both types of tests was related to their composition and their tendency to form scales. The alloys with the best overall behavior formed alpha-Al2O3 aluminate spinels.

  10. Spin Seebeck effect and spin Hall magnetoresistance at high temperatures for a Pt/yttrium iron garnet hybrid structure. (United States)

    Wang, Shuanhu; Zou, Lvkuan; Zhang, Xu; Cai, Jianwang; Wang, Shufang; Shen, Baogen; Sun, Jirong


    Based on unique experimental setups, the temperature dependences of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect (LSSE) and spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR) of the Pt/yttrium iron garnet (Pt/YIG) hybrid structure are determined in a wide temperature range up to the Curie temperature of YIG. From a theoretical analysis of the experimental relationship between the SMR and temperature, the spin mixing conductance of the Pt/YIG interface is deduced as a function of temperature. Adopting the deduced spin mixing conductance, the temperature dependence of the LSSE is well reproduced based on the magnon spin current theory. Our research sheds new light on the controversy about the theoretical models for the LSSE.

  11. High performance of a cobalt-nitrogen complex for the reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds into amines and their derivatives. (United States)

    Zhou, Peng; Jiang, Liang; Wang, Fan; Deng, Kejian; Lv, Kangle; Zhang, Zehui


    Replacement of precious noble metal catalysts with low-cost, non-noble heterogeneous catalysts for chemoselective reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds holds tremendous promise for the clean synthesis of nitrogen-containing chemicals. We report a robust cobalt-nitrogen/carbon (Co-N x /C-800-AT) catalyst for the reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds into amines and their derivates. The Co-N x /C-800-AT catalyst was prepared by the pyrolysis of cobalt phthalocyanine-silica colloid composites and the subsequent removal of silica template and cobalt nanoparticles. The Co-N x /C-800-AT catalyst showed extremely high activity, chemoselectivity, and stability toward the reduction of nitro compounds with H2, affording full conversion and >97% selectivity in water after 1.5 hours at 110°C and under a H2 pressure of 3.5 bar for all cases. The hydrogenation of nitrobenzene over the Co-N x /C-800-AT catalyst can even be smoothly performed under very mild conditions (40°C and a H2 pressure of 1 bar) with an aniline yield of 98.7%. Moreover, the Co-N x /C-800-AT catalyst has high activity toward the transfer hydrogenation of nitrobenzene into aniline and the reductive coupling of nitrobenzene into other derivates with high yields. These processes were carried out in an environmentally friendly manner without base and ligands.

  12. Spiral spin state in high-temperature copper-oxide superconductors: Evidence from neutron scattering measurements

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    Lindgård, Per-Anker


    An effective spiral spin phase ground state provides a new paradigm for the high-temperature superconducting cuprates. It accounts for the recent neutron scattering observations of spin excitations regarding both the energy dispersion and the intensities, including the "universal" rotation by 45...... degrees around the resonance energy E-res. The intensity has a 2D character even in a single twin crystal. The value of E-res is related to the nesting properties of the Fermi surface. The excitations above E-res are shown to be due to in-plane spin fluctuations, a testable difference from the stripe...... model. The form of the exchange interaction function reveals the effects of the Fermi surface, and the unique shape predicts large quantum spin fluctuations in the ground state....

  13. Redox thermodynamics of high-spin and low-spin forms of chlorite dismutases with diverse subunit and oligomeric structures. (United States)

    Hofbauer, Stefan; Bellei, Marzia; Sündermann, Axel; Pirker, Katharina F; Hagmüller, Andreas; Mlynek, Georg; Kostan, Julius; Daims, Holger; Furtmüller, Paul G; Djinović-Carugo, Kristina; Oostenbrink, Chris; Battistuzzi, Gianantonio; Obinger, Christian


    Chlorite dismutases (Clds) are heme b-containing oxidoreductases that convert chlorite to chloride and dioxygen. In this work, the thermodynamics of the one-electron reduction of the ferric high-spin forms and of the six-coordinate low-spin cyanide adducts of the enzymes from Nitrobacter winogradskyi (NwCld) and Candidatus "Nitrospira defluvii" (NdCld) were determined through spectroelectrochemical experiments. These proteins belong to two phylogenetically separated lineages that differ in subunit (21.5 and 26 kDa, respectively) and oligomeric (dimeric and pentameric, respectively) structure but exhibit similar chlorite degradation activity. The E°' values for free and cyanide-bound proteins were determined to be -119 and -397 mV for NwCld and -113 and -404 mV for NdCld, respectively (pH 7.0, 25 °C). Variable-temperature spectroelectrochemical experiments revealed that the oxidized state of both proteins is enthalpically stabilized. Molecular dynamics simulations suggest that changes in the protein structure are negligible, whereas solvent reorganization is mainly responsible for the increase in entropy during the redox reaction. Obtained data are discussed with respect to the known structures of the two Clds and the proposed reaction mechanism.

  14. Devices and process for high-pressure magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance

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    Hoyt, David W.; Sears, Jesse A.; Turcu, Romulus V. F.; Rosso, Kevin M.; Hu, Jian Zhi


    A high-pressure magic angle spinning (MAS) rotor is detailed that includes a high-pressure sample cell that maintains high pressures exceeding 150 bar. The sample cell design minimizes pressure losses due to penetration over an extended period of time.

  15. Design and fabrication of highly open nickel cobalt sulfide nanosheets on Ni foam for asymmetric supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle-life (United States)

    Zha, Daosong; Fu, Yongsheng; Zhang, Lili; Zhu, Junwu; Wang, Xin


    Nickel cobalt sulfides (NiCo-S) are promising electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors but normally show poor rate capability and unsatisfactory long-term endurance. To overcome these disadvantages, a properly constructed electrode architecture with abundant electron transport channels, excellent electronic conductivity and robust structural stability is required. Herein, considering that in situ transformation can mostly retain the specific structural advantages of the precursors, a two-step strategy is purposefully developed to construct a binder-free electrode composed of interconnected NiCo-S nanosheets on Ni foam (NiCo-S/NF), in which NiCo-S/NF is synthesized via the in situ sulfuration of networked acetate anion-intercalated nickel cobalt layered double hydroxide nanosheets loaded on Ni foam (A-NiCo-LDH/NF). Noticeably, the optimized Ni1Co1-S/NF exhibits an ultrahigh specific capacitance of 2553.9 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1, excellent rate capability (1898.1 F g-1 at 50 A g-1) and superior cycling stability (nearly 90% capacitance retention after 10,000 cycles). Furthermore, the assembled asymmetric supercapacitor based on Ni1Co1-S/NF demonstrates a high energy density of 58.1 Wh kg-1 at a power density of 796 W kg-1 and impressive long-term durability even after a repeated charge/discharge process as long as 70,000 cycles (∼92% capacitance retention). The attractive properties endow the Ni1Co1-S/NF electrode with significant potential for high-performance energy storage devices.

  16. Mechanical ball-milling preparation of fullerene/cobalt core/shell nanocomposites with high electrochemical hydrogen storage ability. (United States)

    Bao, Di; Gao, Peng; Shen, Xiande; Chang, Cheng; Wang, Longqiang; Wang, Ying; Chen, Yujin; Zhou, Xiaoming; Sun, Shuchao; Li, Guobao; Yang, Piaoping


    The design and synthesis of new hydrogen storage nanomaterials with high capacity at low cost is extremely desirable but remains challenging for today's development of hydrogen economy. Because of the special honeycomb structures and excellent physical and chemical characters, fullerenes have been extensively considered as ideal materials for hydrogen storage materials. To take the most advantage of its distinctive symmetrical carbon cage structure, we have uniformly coated C60's surface with metal cobalt in nanoscale to form a core/shell structure through a simple ball-milling process in this work. The X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), Raman spectra, high-solution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX) elemental mappings, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements have been conducted to evaluate the size and the composition of the composites. In addition, the blue shift of C60 pentagonal pinch mode demonstrates the formation of Co-C chemical bond, and which enhances the stability of the as-obtained nanocomposites. And their electrochemical experimental results demonstrate that the as-obtained C60/Co composites have excellent electrochemical hydrogen storage cycle reversibility and considerably high hydrogen storage capacities of 907 mAh/g (3.32 wt % hydrogen) under room temperature and ambient pressure, which is very close to the theoretical hydrogen storage capacities of individual metal Co (3.33 wt % hydrogen). Furthermore, their hydrogen storage processes and the mechanism have also been investigated, in which the quasi-reversible C60/Co↔C60/Co-Hx reaction is the dominant cycle process.

  17. Dispersive high-energy spin excitations in iron pnictide superconductors investigated with RIXS

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    Schmitt, Thorsten; Zhou, Kejin; Monney, C.; Strocov, V.N. [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen (Switzerland); Huang, Y.B. [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen (Switzerland); IOP, CAS, Beijing (China); Brink, J. van den [IFW Dresden (Germany); Ding, H. [IOP, CAS, Beijing (China)


    The discovery of iron-based high temperature superconductivity has triggered tremendous research efforts in searching for novel high-T{sub c} superconductors. Unlike cuprates, which have long-range ordered antiferromagnetic Mott insulators as parent compounds, the parent compounds of iron-based superconductors are spin-density wave metals with delocalized electronic structure and more itinerant magnetism. Recent developments of the high-resolution resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) technique have enabled investigations of magnetic excitations in cuprates, which show excellent agreement with results from Inelastic Neutron Scattering. In this presentation we demonstrate that RIXS can be used to measure collective magnetic excitations in iron-based superconductors despite their much stronger itinerancy compared to cuprates. The persistence of high-energy spin excitations even in optimally doped pnictide superconductors in a wide range of temperatures strongly suggests a spin-mediated Cooper pairing mechanism as proposed in cuprate superconductors.

  18. Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical behaviour of cobalt(II) and cobalt(III):O 2- complexes, respectively, with linear and tripodal tetradentate ligands derived from Schiff bases (United States)

    Djebbar-Sid, S.; Benali-Baitich, O.; Deloume, J. P.


    New octahedral cobalt complexes with linear and tripodal tetradentate ligands derived from Schiff bases have been synthesized and characterized using elemental analysis, molar conductance, IR spectra, magnetic measurements, electronic and ESR spectra. The experimental results support the binding of linear ligands with two N and two O donor sites to cobalt ion. They show a square planar geometry and tripodal ligands coordinated to the metal ion by only one nitrogen atom, giving an arrangement of NO 3 donor groups, the other axial sites being occupied by the molecular oxygen and/or the aquo molecules. From the results of cyclic voltammetry it is shown that chelate structure and ligand geometry and electron donating effect of the ligand substituents are among the factors influencing the redox potentials of the complexes. Linear ligands lead to high-spin cobalt(II) complexes. They do not interact with dioxygen and stabilize the Co(II) state counter to their related Schiff-base complexes. The low-spin complexes with tripodal ligands are O 2 adducts and the configuration in these complexes is best formulated as [Co IIIO 2-].

  19. Generating highly polarized nuclear spins in solution using dynamic nuclear polarization

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    Wolber, J.; Ellner, F.; Fridlund, B.


    and other low-γ nuclei. Subsequent to the DNP process, the solid sample is dissolved rapidly with a warm solvent to create a solution of molecules with highly polarized nuclear spins. Two main applications are proposed: high-resolution liquid state NMR with enhanced sensitivity, and the use...

  20. High resolution x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy - a new technique for site- and spin-selectivity

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    Wang, Xin [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Applied Science


    X-ray spectroscopy has long been used to elucidate electronic and structural information of molecules. One of the weaknesses of x-ray absorption is its sensitivity to all of the atoms of a particular element in a sample. Through out this thesis, a new technique for enhancing the site- and spin-selectivity of the x-ray absorption has been developed. By high resolution fluorescence detection, the chemical sensitivity of K emission spectra can be used to identify oxidation and spin states; it can also be used to facilitate site-selective X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) and site-selective Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS). The spin polarization in K fluorescence could be used to generate spin selective XANES or spin-polarized EXAFS, which provides a new measure of the spin density, or the nature of magnetic neighboring atoms. Finally, dramatic line-sharpening effects by the combination of absorption and emission processes allow observation of structure that is normally unobservable. All these unique characters can enormously simplify a complex x-ray spectrum. Applications of this novel technique have generated information from various transition-metal model compounds to metalloproteins. The absorption and emission spectra by high resolution fluorescence detection are interdependent. The ligand field multiplet model has been used for the analysis of K{alpha} and K{beta} emission spectra. First demonstration on different chemical states of Fe compounds has shown the applicability of site selectivity and spin polarization. Different interatomic distances of the same element in different chemical forms have been detected using site-selective EXAFS.

  1. Synthesis of mixed-ligand cobalt complexes and their applications in high cis-1,4-selective butadiene polymerization

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    Liu, Wen


    Incomplete oxidation of (N-di-tert-butylphosphino)-6-(2-methyl-2’H-benzoimidazole)-2-aminepyridine dichlorocobalt (PN3CoCl2) in DMF results in a unique co-crystal I formed with three parts including DMF, unit A and unit B complex with Co1 and Co2, respectively, (PN3 ligand in unit A: (N-di-tert-butylphosphino)-6-(2’-methyl-2’H-benzoimidazole)-2-aminepyridine, and O=PN3 ligand in unit B: (N-di-tert-butylphosphinoxide)-6-(2’-methyl-2’H-benzoimidazole)-2-aminepyridine) with 1:1:1 molar ratio. Co1 and Co2 complexes both display a five-coordinated distorted-square-pyramidal geometry around the metal center. The Co1 center is coordinated with PN3 ligand via two N atoms from pyridine, benzoimidazole moiety as well as one P atom, and the Co2 center is coordinated with the oxidized ligandO=PN3 via two N atoms from pyridine, benzoimidazole moiety as well as one O atom from DMF molecule, while the oxidized phosphine moiety (O=P) being excluded from the coordination sphere. Activated with AlEt2Cl, the co-crystallized complexes I are able to actively convert butadiene to polybutadiene, affording cis-1,4 polybutadiene with cis-1,4 unit up to 95.5-97.8% and number average molecular weight of cal. 105g/mol. The high cis-1,4 selectivity and monomodal GPC curve of resultant polymer imply that the identical active species generated from two distinctive cobalt centers.

  2. Engineering a nanotubular mesoporous cobalt phosphide electrocatalyst by the Kirkendall effect towards highly efficient hydrogen evolution reactions. (United States)

    Miao, Yue-E; Li, Fei; Zhou, Yu; Lai, Feili; Lu, Hengyi; Liu, Tianxi


    Tailoring the size and controlling the morphology of particular nano-architectures are considered as two promising strategies to improve the catalytic performance of metal nanocrystals towards hydrogen evolution reactions (HERs). Herein, mesoporous cobalt phosphide nanotubes (CoP-NTs) with a three-dimensional network structure have been obtained through a facile and efficient electrospinning technique combined with thermal stabilization and phosphorization treatments. The thermal stabilization process has been demonstrated to play a key role in the morphological tailoring of Co3O4 nanotubes (Co3O4-NTs). As a result, the CoP-NTs show one-dimensional hollow tubular architecture instead of forming a worm-like tubular CoP structure (W-CoP-NTs) or severely aggregated CoP powder (CoP-NPs) which originate from the Co3O4 nanotubes without thermal stabilization treatment and Co3O4 nanoparticles, respectively. Satisfyingly, under an optimized phosphorization degree, the CoP-NT electrode exhibits a low onset overpotential of 53 mV with a low Tafel slope of 50 mV dec(-1) during the HER process. Furthermore, the CoP-NT electrode is capable of driving a large cathodic current density of 10 mA cm(-2) at an overpotential of 152 mV, which is much lower than those of its contrast samples, i.e. CoP-NPs (211 mV) and W-CoP-NTs (230 mV). Therefore, this work provides a feasible and general strategy for constructing three-dimensionally organized mesoporous non-noble metal phosphide nanotubes as promising alternative high-performance electrocatalysts for the commercial platinum ones.

  3. Growth of zinc cobaltate nanoparticles and nanorods on reduced graphene oxide porous networks toward high-performance supercapacitor electrodes

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    Wang, Yaling; Zhao, Changhui; Fu, Wenbin; Zhang, Zemin; Zhang, Mingxiang; Zhou, Jinyuan; Pan, Xiaojun, E-mail:; Xie, Erqing


    A type of composite network constructed from zinc cobaltate (ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanoparticles and nanorods on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets has been prepared by a facile hydrothermal method. Transmission electron microscope results reveal that the rGO nanosheets are covered by ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles evenly due to the abundant surface functional groups on surface of original GO, and supported by some cross-linked ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanorods in the entire structures. With a rational combination, the composite networks present a meso-/macroporous architecture with a larger specific surface area than those of pristine ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanorods. As expected, the prepared ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4}/rGO electrode exhibits improved electrochemical performances, which shows a high specific capacitance (626 F g{sup −1} at 1 A g{sup −1}), excellent rate capability (81% retention of the initial capacitance at 30 A g{sup −1}), and long-term cycling stability (99.7% retention after 3000 cycles at 10 A g{sup −1}). Such remarkable electrochemical performances of ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4}/rGO electrode can be due to the effective pathways for both electronic and ionic transport in these porous networks. - Highlights: • Porous ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4}/rGO composite networks can be prepared by a hydrothermal method. • These networks are mainly constructed from ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanorods and rGO nanosheets. • The rGO nanosheets are uniformly covered by ZnCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles. • The composite networks can promote capacitive performances as electrode materials.

  4. Electron magnetic resonance data on high-spin Mn(III; S=2) ions in porphyrinic and salen complexes modeled by microscopic spin Hamiltonian approach. (United States)

    Tadyszak, Krzysztof; Rudowicz, Czesław; Ohta, Hitoshi; Sakurai, Takahiro


    The spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters experimentally determined by EMR (EPR) may be corroborated or otherwise using various theoretical modeling approaches. To this end semiempirical modeling is carried out for high-spin (S=2) manganese (III) 3d 4 ions in complex of tetraphenylporphyrinato manganese (III) chloride (MnTPPCl). This modeling utilizes the microscopic spin Hamiltonians (MSH) approach developed for the 3d 4 and 3d 6 ions with spin S=2 at orthorhombic and tetragonal symmetry sites in crystals, which exhibit an orbital singlet ground state. Calculations of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters and the Zeeman electronic (Ze) factors (g || =g z , g ⊥ =g x =g y ) are carried out for wide ranges of values of the microscopic parameters using the MSH/VBA package. This enables to examine the dependence of the theoretically determined ZFS parameters b k q (in the Stevens notation) and the Zeeman factors g i on the spin-orbit (λ), spin-spin (ρ) coupling constant, and the ligand-field energy levels (Δ i ) within the 5 D multiplet. The results are presented in suitable tables and graphs. The values of λ, ρ, and Δ i best describing Mn(III) ions in MnTPPCl are determined by matching the theoretical second-rank ZFSP b 2 0 (D) parameter and the experimental one. The fourth-rank ZFS parameters (b 4 0 , b 4 4 ) and the ρ (spin-spin)-related contributions, which have been omitted in previous studies, are considered for the first time here and are found important. Semiempirical modeling results are compared with those obtained recently by the density functional theory (DFT) and/or ab initio methods. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Non-collective high-spin states in /sup 148/Dy

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    Dines, E.L.


    General physical concepts regarding nuclear high-spin states are given. The high-spin states in /sup 148/Dy(Z = 66, N = 82) were produced via the reaction /sup 112/Cd(Pb-backed)(/sup 40/Ar,4n) at E/sub lab/ = 175, at the 88-inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Methods for placing gates on various transitions above and below the 480 nsec isomer at 10/sup +/(known from previous work), as well as for calculating transition intensities and their associated errors, are given. Calculations of angular correlations for multiple ..gamma..-ray cascades, assuming non-zero-width distributions in m-states for some given spin state, were done and compared to experimental values. Analysis of RF - Ge and Ge - Ge TAC spectra for transitions above the 480 nsec isomer implied lifetimes of less than or equal to 5 nsec (except for the 327.2 keV transition). Using such analysis, some 19 new ..gamma..-ray transitions were discovered above the isomer, thereby extending the /sup 148/Dy level scheme up to spin I = 31 h-bar. Assignments of spins and parities for the new levels are made based on information obtained from angular correlations and the lifetime limits. Previous work on the 11 transitions below the 480 nsec isomer is confirmed.

  6. Observation of high-spin oblate band structures in Pm141 (United States)

    Gu, L.; Zhu, S. J.; Wang, J. G.; Yeoh, E. Y.; Xiao, Z. G.; Zhang, S. Q.; Meng, J.; Zhang, M.; Liu, Y.; Ding, H. B.; Xu, Q.; Zhu, L. H.; Wu, X. G.; He, C. Y.; Li, G. S.; Wang, L. L.; Zheng, Y.; Zhang, B.


    The high-spin states of Pm141 have been investigated through the reaction Te126(F19,4n) at a beam energy of 90 MeV. A previous level scheme has been updated with spins up to 49/2ℏ. Six collective bands at high spins are newly observed. Based on the systematic comparison, one band is proposed as a decoupled band; two bands with strong ΔI=1 M1 transitions inside the bands are suggested as the oblate bands with γ ~-60°; three other bands with large signature splitting have been proposed with the oblate-triaxial deformation with γ~ -90°. The triaxial n-particle-n-hole particle rotor model calculations for one of the oblate bands in Pm141 are in good agreement with the experimental data. The other characteristics for these bands have been discussed.

  7. Immobilization of molecular cobalt electrocatalyst by hydrophobic interaction with hematite photoanode for highly stable oxygen evolution

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    Joya, Khurram


    A unique modification of a hematite photoanode with perfluorinated Co-phthalocyanine (CoFPc) by strong binding associated with hydrophobic interaction is demonstrated. The resultant molecular electrocatalyst – hematite photoanode hybrid material showed significant onset shift and high stability for photoelectrochemical oxidation evolution reaction (OER).

  8. Complex narrow-line Seyfert 1s: high spin or high inclination? (United States)

    Gardner, Emma; Done, Chris


    Complex narrow-line Seyfert 1s (NLS1s), such as 1H 0707-495, differ from simple NLS1s like PG 1244+026 by showing stronger broad spectral features at Fe K and larger amplitude flux variability. These are correlated: the strongest Fe K features are seen during deep dips in the light curves of complex NLS1s. There are two competing explanations for these features, one where a compact X-ray source on the spin axis of a highly spinning black hole approaches the horizon and the consequent strong relativistic effects focus the intrinsic flux on to the inner edge of a thin disc, giving a dim, reflection-dominated spectrum. The other is that the deep dips are caused by complex absorption by clumps close to the hard X-ray source. The reflection-dominated model is able to reproduce the very short 30 s soft lag from reverberation seen in the complex NLS1 1H 0707-495. However, it does not explain the characteristic switch to hard lags on longer time-scales. Instead, a full model of propagating fluctuations coupled to reverberation can explain the switch in the simple NLS1 PG 1244+026 using a low spin black hole. However, PG 1244+026 has a longer reverberation lag of ˜200 s. Here we extend the successful propagation-reverberation model for the simple NLS1 PG 1244+026 to include the effect of absorption from clumps in a turbulent region above the disc. The resulting occultations of the inner accretion flow can introduce additional hard lags when relativistic effects are taken into account. This dilutes the soft lag from reverberation and shifts it to higher frequencies, making a smooth transition between the 200 s lags seen in simple NLS1s to the 30 s lags in complex NLS1s. These two classes of NLS1 could then be determined by inclination angle with respect to a clumpy, probably turbulent, failed wind structure on the disc.

  9. Hierarchical network architectures of carbon fiber paper supported cobalt oxide nanonet for high-capacity pseudocapacitors. (United States)

    Yang, Lei; Cheng, Shuang; Ding, Yong; Zhu, Xingbao; Wang, Zhong Lin; Liu, Meilin


    We present a high-capacity pseudocapacitor based on a hierarchical network architecture consisting of Co(3)O(4) nanowire network (nanonet) coated on a carbon fiber paper. With this tailored architecture, the electrode shows ideal capacitive behavior (rectangular shape of cyclic voltammograms) and large specific capacitance (1124 F/g) at high charge/discharge rate (25.34 A/g), still retaining ~94% of the capacitance at a much lower rate of 0.25 A/g. The much-improved capacity, rate capability, and cycling stability may be attributed to the unique hierarchical network structures, which improves electron/ion transport, enhances the kinetics of redox reactions, and facilitates facile stress relaxation during cycling. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  10. Unexpected Spin-Crossover and a Low-Pressure Phase Change in an Iron(II)/Dipyrazolylpyridine Complex Exhibiting a High-Spin Jahn-Teller Distortion. (United States)

    Kershaw Cook, Laurence J; Thorp-Greenwood, Flora L; Comyn, Tim P; Cespedes, Oscar; Chastanet, Guillaume; Halcrow, Malcolm A


    The synthesis of 4-methyl-2,6-di(pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine (L) and four salts of [FeL2]X2 (X(-) = BF4(-), 1; X(-) = ClO4(-), 2; X(-) = PF6(-), 3; X(-) = CF3SO3(-), 4) are reported. Powder samples of 1 and 2 both exhibit abrupt, hysteretic spin-state transitions on cooling, with T1/2↓ = 204 and T1/2↑ = 209 K (1), and T1/2↓ = 175 and T1/2↑ = 193 K (2). The 18 K thermal hysteresis loop for 2 is unusually wide for a complex of this type. Single crystal structures of 2 show it to exhibit a Jahn-Teller-distorted six-coordinate geometry in its high-spin state, which would normally inhibit spin-crossover. Bulk samples of 1 and 2 are isostructural by X-ray powder diffraction, and undergo a crystallographic phase change during their spin-transitions. At temperatures below T1/2, exposing both compounds to 10(-5) Torr pressure inside the powder diffractometer causes a reversible transformation back to the high-temperature crystal phase. Consideration of thermodynamic data implies this cannot be accompanied by a low → high spin-state change, however. Both compounds also exhibit the LIESST effect, with 2 exhibiting an unusually high T(LIESST) of 112 K. The salts 3 and 4 are respectively high-spin and low-spin between 3 and 300 K, with crystalline 3 exhibiting a more pronounced version of the same Jahn-Teller distortion.

  11. X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopic Studies of High-Spin Nonheme (Alkylperoxo)Iron(III) Intermediates

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    Shan, X.; Rohde, J.-U.; Koehntop, K.D.; Zhou, Y.; Bukowski, M.R.; Costas, M.; Fujisawa, K.; Que, L.; Jr.


    The reactions of iron(II) complexes [Fe(Tp{sup t-Bu,i-Pr})(OH)] (1a, Tp{sup t-Bu,i-Pr} = hydrotris(3-tert-butyl-5-isopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate), [Fe(6-Me{sub 2}BPMCN)(OTf){sub 2}] (1b, 6-Me{sub 2}BPMCN = N,N'-bis((2-methylpyridin-6-yl)methyl)-N,N'-dimethyl-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane), and [Fe(L{sup 8}Py{sub 2})(OTf)](OTf) (1c, L{sup 8}Py{sub 2} = 1,5-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-1,5-diazacyclooctane) with tert-BuOOH give rise to high-spin Fe{sup III}-OOR complexes. X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) of these high-spin species show characteristic features, distinct from those of low-spin Fe-OOR complexes (Rohde, J.-U.; et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 16750--16761). These include (1) an intense 1s {yields} 3d preedge feature, with an area around 20 units, (2) an edge energy, ranging from 7122 to 7126 eV, that is affected by the coordination environment, and (3) a 1.86--1.96 {angstrom} Fe-OOR bond, compared to the 1.78 {angstrom} Fe-OOR bond in low-spin complexes. These unique features likely arise from a flexible first coordination sphere in those complexes. The difference in Fe-OOR bond length may rationalize differences in reactivity between low-spin and high-spin Fe{sup III}-OOR species.

  12. Universality, maximum radiation, and absorption in high-energy collisions of black holes with spin. (United States)

    Sperhake, Ulrich; Berti, Emanuele; Cardoso, Vitor; Pretorius, Frans


    We explore the impact of black hole spins on the dynamics of high-energy black hole collisions. We report results from numerical simulations with γ factors up to 2.49 and dimensionless spin parameter χ=+0.85, +0.6, 0, -0.6, -0.85. We find that the scattering threshold becomes independent of spin at large center-of-mass energies, confirming previous conjectures that structure does not matter in ultrarelativistic collisions. It has further been argued that in this limit all of the kinetic energy of the system may be radiated by fine tuning the impact parameter to threshold. On the contrary, we find that only about 60% of the kinetic energy is radiated for γ=2.49. By monitoring apparent horizons before and after scattering events we show that the "missing energy" is absorbed by the individual black holes in the encounter, and moreover the individual black-hole spins change significantly. We support this conclusion with perturbative calculations. An extrapolation of our results to the limit γ→∞ suggests that about half of the center-of-mass energy of the system can be emitted in gravitational radiation, while the rest must be converted into rest-mass and spin energy.

  13. Spin-polarized high-energy scattering of charged leptons on nucleons

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    Burkardt, M. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Dept. of Physics; Miller, C.A. [TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Nowak, W.D. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany)


    The proton is a composite object with spin one-half, understood to contain highly relativistic spin one-half quarks exchanging spin-one gluons, each possibly with significant orbital angular momenta. While their fundamental interactions are well described by Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD), our standard theory of the strong interaction, nonperturbative calculations of the internal structure of the proton based directly on QCD are beginning to provide reliable results. Most of our present knowledge of the structure of the proton is based on experimental measurements interpreted within the rich framework of QCD. An area presently attracting intense interest, both experimental and theoretical, is the relationship between the spin of the proton and the spins and orbital angular momenta of its constituents. While remarkable progress has been made, especially in the last decade, the discovery and investigation of new concepts have revealed that much more remains to be learned. This progress is reviewed and an outlook for the future is offered. (orig.)

  14. Physical limitations to efficient high-speed spin-torque switching in magnetic tunnel junctions (United States)

    Heindl, R.; Rippard, W. H.; Russek, S. E.; Kos, A. B.


    We have investigated the physical limitations to efficient high-speed spin-torque switching by means of write error rates both experimentally as well as through macrospin simulations. The spin-torque-induced write operations were performed on in-plane MgO magnetic tunnel junctions. The write error rates were determined from up to 106 switching events as a function of pulse amplitude and duration (5 to 100 ns) for devices with different thermal stability factors. Both experiments and simulations show qualitatively similar results. In particular, the write error rates as a function of pulse voltage amplitude increase at higher rates for pulse durations below ≈50 ns. Simulations show that the write error rates can be reduced only to some extent by the use of materials with perpendicular anisotropy and reduced damping, whereas noncollinear orientation of the spin current polarization and the magnetic easy axis increases the write error rates. The cause for the write error rates is related to the underlying physics of spin-torque switching and the occurrence of the stagnation point on the magnetization switching trajectory where the spin-torque disappears and the device loses the energy needed to switch. The stagnation point can be accessed either during the initial magnetization distribution or by thermal diffusion during the switching process.

  15. Local structure of cobalt nanoparticles synthesized by high heat flux plasma process (United States)

    Orpe, P. B.; Paris, E.; Balasubramanian, C.; Joseph, B.; Mukherjee, S.; Di Gioacchino, D.; Marcelli, A.; Saini, N. L.


    We have used high heat flux plasma synthesis process to grow Co those for the morphology, stoichiometry and the local structure as a function of plasma current. We find that the nanoparticles produced by the thermal plasma method have different shapes and size distribution with the plasma current being a key parameter in controlling the formation of composition, morphology and crystalline structure. X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements at Co K-edge have revealed formation of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles with the composition mainly depending on the arc current. While low plasma current appears to produce nanoparticles solely of CoO with a small amount of Co metal, the high plasma current tends to produce nanoparticles of CoO and Co3O4 oxides with increased amount of Co metal. The results are consistent with the morphological and structural analysis, showing nanoparticles of different shapes and size depending on the arc current.

  16. Highly Stereoselective Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed Three-Component C-H Bond Addition Cascade. (United States)

    Boerth, Jeffrey A; Hummel, Joshua R; Ellman, Jonathan A


    A highly stereoselective three-component C(sp(2) )-H bond addition across alkene and polarized π-bonds is reported for which Co(III) catalysis was shown to be much more effective than Rh(III) . The reaction proceeds at ambient temperature with both aryl and alkyl enones employed as efficient coupling partners. Moreover, the reaction exhibits extremely broad scope with respect to the aldehyde input; electron rich and poor aromatic, alkenyl, and branched and unbranched alkyl aldehydes all couple in good yield and with high diastereoselectivity. Multiple directing groups participate in this transformation, including pyrazole, pyridine, and imine functional groups. Both aromatic and alkenyl C(sp(2) )-H bonds undergo the three-component addition cascade, and the alkenyl addition product can readily be converted into diastereomerically pure five-membered lactones. Additionally, the first asymmetric reactions with Co(III) -catalyzed C-H functionalization are demonstrated with three-component C-H bond addition cascades employing N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines. These examples represent the first transition metal catalyzed C-H bond additions to N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines, which are versatile and extensively used intermediates for the asymmetric synthesis of amines. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. High performance MIIM diode based on cobalt oxide/titanium oxide (United States)

    Herner, S. B.; Weerakkody, A. D.; Belkadi, A.; Moddel, G.


    Optical rectennas for infrared energy harvesting commonly incorporate metal/double-insulator/metal diodes. Required diode characteristics include high responsivity and low resistance near zero bias with a sub-micron area, which have not been obtainable simultaneously. Diodes based on a new material set, Co/Co3O4/TiO2/Ti and an area of 0.071 μm2, provide a median maximum responsivity of 4.1 A/W, a median zero-bias responsivity of 1.2 A/W, and a median resistance of 14 kΩ. The highest performing diode has a maximum responsivity of 4.4 A/W, a zero-bias responsivity of 2.2 A/W, and a resistance of 18 kΩ.

  18. Highly mobile gapless excitations in a two-dimensional candidate quantum spin liquid. (United States)

    Yamashita, Minoru; Nakata, Norihito; Senshu, Yoshinori; Nagata, Masaki; Yamamoto, Hiroshi M; Kato, Reizo; Shibauchi, Takasada; Matsuda, Yuji


    The nature of quantum spin liquids, a novel state of matter where strong quantum fluctuations destroy the long-range magnetic order even at zero temperature, is a long-standing issue in physics. We measured the low-temperature thermal conductivity of the recently discovered quantum spin liquid candidate, the organic insulator EtMe3Sb[Pd(dmit)2]2. A sizable linear temperature dependence term is clearly resolved in the zero-temperature limit, indicating the presence of gapless excitations with an extremely long mean free path, analogous to excitations near the Fermi surface in pure metals. Its magnetic field dependence suggests a concomitant appearance of spin-gap-like excitations at low temperatures. These findings expose a highly unusual dichotomy that characterizes the low-energy physics of this quantum system.


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    The Circum-Pan-Pacific Riken Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics was held at Oukouchi Memorial Hall in Riken from November 3 through 6, 1999. It was held as a joint meeting of the 2nd Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics and the 3rd of the series of Riken Symposia related to the RHIC-SPIN. The 1st Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics was held at Kobe in 1996 and the RHIC-SPIN Riken Symposia had been held every two years since 1995. As Prof. Ozaki mentioned in his talk at the beginning of this meeting, the RHIC was ready for the first beam, physics experiments scheduled in 2000, and the RHIC-SPIN would start in 2001. It was therefore considered to be very timely for the researchers in the field of high energy spin physics to get together, clarifying the present status of the field and discussing interesting and important topics as well as experimental subjects to be pursued. It is especially important for the success of the RHIC-SPIN project that the researchers in the neighboring countries surrounding the Pacific are actively involved in it. This is why the above two series were joined in this. symposium. The subjects discussed in the symposium include: Hard processes probing spin-structure functions, polarization mechanisms in high energy reactions, lattice studies of polarized structure functions, theoretical models for the nucleon and its spin structure, RHIC and RHIC-SPIN projects, results and future projects of existing experimental facilities. Totally 73 scientists participated in the symposium, 27 from abroad and 46 from Japan. it consisted of 13 main sessions, with 33 invited and contributed talks, and 4 discussion sessions covering recent experimental and theoretical developments and important topics in high energy spin physics and closely related fields.

  20. Effect of high-frequency excitation on natural frequencies of spinning discs

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    Hansen, Morten Hartvig


    The effect of high-frequency, non-resonant parametric excitation on the low-frequency response of spinning discs is considered. The parametric excitation is obtained through a non-constant rotation speed, where the frequency of the pulsating overlay is much higher than the lowest natural frequenc...

  1. Spin polarization versus color–flavor locking in high-density quark matter

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    Tsue, Yasuhiko; da Providência, João; Providência, Constança


    It is shown that spin polarization with respect to each flavor in three-flavor quark matter occurs instead of color–flavor locking at high baryon density by using the Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model with four-point tensor-type interaction. Also, it is indicated that the order of phase transition between...

  2. Ill-defined block-spin transformations at arbitrarily high temperatures

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    Enter, Aernout C.D. van

    Examples are presented of block-spin transformations which map the Gibbs measures of the Ising model in two or more dimensions at temperature intervals extending to arbitrarily high temperatures onto non-Gibbsian measures. In this way we provide the first example of this kind of pathology for very

  3. Highly Efficient Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Methanol Catalyzed by Zigzag Platinum-Cobalt Nanowires. (United States)

    Bai, Shuxing; Shao, Qi; Feng, Yonggang; Bu, Lingzheng; Huang, Xiaoqing


    Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) hydrogenation is an effective strategy for CO2 utilization, while unsatisfied conversion efficiencies remain great challenges. It is reported herein that zigzag Pt-Co nanowires (NWs) with Pt-rich surfaces and abundant steps/edges can perform as highly active and stable CO2 hydrogenation catalysts. It is found that tuning the Pt/Co ratio of the Pt-Co NWs, solvents, and catalyst supports could well optimize the CO2 hydrogenation to methanol (CH3 OH) with the Pt4 Co NWs/C exhibiting the best performance, outperforming all the previous catalysts. They are also very durable with limited activity decays after six catalytic cycles. The diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy result of CO2 adsorption shows that the Pt4 Co NWs/C undergoes the adsorption/activation of CO2 by forming appropriate carboxylate intermediates, and thus enhancing the CH3 OH production. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. High-dimensional quantum state transfer through a quantum spin chain (United States)

    Qin, Wei; Wang, Chuan; Long, Gui Lu


    In this paper, we investigate a high-dimensional quantum state transfer protocol. An arbitrary unknown high-dimensional state can be transferred with high fidelity between two remote registers through an XX coupling spin chain of arbitrary length. The evolution of the state transfer is determined by the natural dynamics of the chain without external modulation and coupling strength engineering. As a consequence, entanglement distribution with a high efficiency can be achieved. Also the strong field and high spin quantum number can partly counteract the effect of finite temperature to ensure the high fidelity of the protocol when the quantum data bus is in the thermal equilibrium state under an external magnetic field.

  5. Photoionization of cobalt impuritiesin zinc oxide

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    Ivanov, V.; Godlewski, M.; Dejneka, Alexandr


    Roč. 252, č. 9 (2015), s. 1988-1992 ISSN 0370-1972 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011029; GA ČR GAP108/12/1941 Grant - others:SAFMAT(XE) CZ.2.16/3.1.00/22132 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : absorption band * cobalt * photoionization * electron spin resonance * pulsed mode * ZnO Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.522, year: 2015

  6. Population of high-spin isomeric states following fragmentation of 238U (United States)

    Bowry, M.; Podolyák, Zs.; Pietri, S.; Kurcewicz, J.; Bunce, M.; Regan, P. H.; Farinon, F.; Geissel, H.; Nociforo, C.; Prochazka, A.; Weick, H.; Al-Dahan, N.; Alkhomashi, N.; Allegro, P. R. P.; Benlliure, J.; Benzoni, G.; Boutachkov, P.; Bruce, A. M.; Denis Bacelar, A. M.; Farrelly, G. F.; Gerl, J.; Górska, M.; Gottardo, A.; Grębosz, J.; Gregor, N.; Janik, R.; Knöbel, R.; Kojouharov, I.; Kubo, T.; Kurz, N.; Litvinov, Yu. A.; Merchan, E.; Mukha, I.; Naqvi, F.; Pfeiffer, B.; Pfützner, M.; Plaß, W.; Pomorski, M.; Riese, B.; Ricciardi, M. V.; Schmidt, K.-H.; Schaffner, H.; Scheidenberger, C.; Simpson, E. C.; Sitar, B.; Spiller, P.; Stadlmann, J.; Strmen, P.; Sun, B.; Tanihata, I.; Terashima, S.; Valiente Dobón, J. J.; Winfield, J. S.; Wollersheim, H.-J.; Woods, P. J.


    Isomeric ratios have been determined for 23 metastable states identified in A≈200 nuclei from Pt to Rn near the valley of stability following fragmentation of 238U. This includes high-spin states with angular momenta ranging from (39/2)ℏ to 25ℏ. The experimental results are discussed together with those of similar experiments performed in this mass region. Isomeric ratios are compared with theoretical predictions where the angular momentum of the fragment arises purely due to the angular momentum of nucleons removed from the projectile. The theoretical yield of low-spin states is generally overestimated. In these cases the assumption of 100% feeding of the isomer may require modification. However, the yield of high-spin isomeric states [Im ≥ (39/2)ℏ] is significantly underestimated and highlights the requirement for a more complete theoretical framework in relation to the generation of fragment angular momentum. The enhanced population of high-spin states reported here is advantageous to future studies involving isomeric beams at fragmentation facilities such as the Rikagaku Kenkyusho RI Beam Factory (Japan) and next-generation facilities at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (Germany) and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (USA).

  7. Perpendicular spin transfer torque magnetic random access memories with high spin torque efficiency and thermal stability for embedded applications (invited)

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    Thomas, Luc, E-mail:; Jan, Guenole; Zhu, Jian; Liu, Huanlong; Lee, Yuan-Jen; Le, Son; Tong, Ru-Ying; Pi, Keyu; Wang, Yu-Jen; Shen, Dongna; He, Renren; Haq, Jesmin; Teng, Jeffrey; Lam, Vinh; Huang, Kenlin; Zhong, Tom; Torng, Terry; Wang, Po-Kang [TDK-Headway Technologies, Inc., Milpitas, California 95035 (United States)


    Magnetic random access memories based on the spin transfer torque phenomenon (STT-MRAMs) have become one of the leading candidates for next generation memory applications. Among the many attractive features of this technology are its potential for high speed and endurance, read signal margin, low power consumption, scalability, and non-volatility. In this paper, we discuss our recent results on perpendicular STT-MRAM stack designs that show STT efficiency higher than 5 k{sub B}T/μA, energy barriers higher than 100 k{sub B}T at room temperature for sub-40 nm diameter devices, and tunnel magnetoresistance higher than 150%. We use both single device data and results from 8 Mb array to demonstrate data retention sufficient for automotive applications. Moreover, we also demonstrate for the first time thermal stability up to 400 °C exceeding the requirement of Si CMOS back-end processing, thus opening the realm of non-volatile embedded memory to STT-MRAM technology.

  8. Environmentally friendly and highly productive bi-component melt spinning of thermoregulated smart polymer fibres with high latent heat capacity

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    Ch. Cherif


    Full Text Available A stable and reproducible bi-component melt spinning process on an industrial scale incorporating Phase Change Material (PCM into textile fibres has been successfully developed and carried out using a melt spinning machine. The key factor for a successful bi-component melt spinning process is that a deep insight into the thermal and rheological behaviour of PCM using Difference Scanning Calorimetry (DSC, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA, and an oscillatory rheological investigation. PCM is very sensitive to the temperature and residence time of the melt spinning process. It is found that the optimal process temperature of PCM is 210 °C. The textile-physical properties and the morphology of the melt spun and further drawn bi-component core and sheath fibres (bico fibres were investigated and interpreted. The heat capacities of PCM incorporated in bico fibres were also determined by means of DSC. The melt spun bico fibres integrating PCM provide a high latent heat of up to 22 J/g, which is three times higher than that of state-of-the-art fibres, which were also obtained using the melt spinning process. Therefore, they have the potential to be used as smart polymer fibres for textile and other technical applications.

  9. Endohedral Metallofullerene as Molecular High Spin Qubit: Diverse Rabi Cycles in Gd2@C79N. (United States)

    Hu, Ziqi; Dong, Bo-Wei; Liu, Zheng; Liu, Jun-Jie; Su, Jie; Yu, Changcheng; Xiong, Jin; Shi, Di-Er; Wang, Yuanyuan; Wang, Bing-Wu; Ardavan, Arzhang; Shi, Zujin; Jiang, Shang-Da; Gao, Song


    An anisotropic high-spin qubit with long coherence time could scale the quantum system up. It has been proposed that Grover's algorithm can be implemented in such systems. Dimetallic aza[80]fullerenes M 2 @C 79 N (M = Y or Gd) possess an unpaired electron located between two metal ions, offering an opportunity to manipulate spin(s) protected in the cage for quantum information processing. Herein, we report the crystallographic determination of Gd 2 @C 79 N for the first time. This molecular magnet with a collective high-spin ground state (S = 15/2) generated by strong magnetic coupling (J Gd-Rad = 350 ± 20 cm -1 ) has been unambiguously validated by magnetic susceptibility experiments. Gd 2 @C 79 N has quantum coherence and diverse Rabi cycles, allowing arbitrary superposition state manipulation between each adjacent level. The phase memory time reaches 5 μs at 5 K by dynamic decoupling. This molecule fulfills the requirements of Grover's searching algorithm proposed by Leuenberger and Loss.

  10. Cobalt sensitization and dermatitis

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    Thyssen, Jacob P


    : This clinical review article presents clinical and scientific data on cobalt sensitization and dermatitis. It is concluded that cobalt despite being a strong sensitizer and a prevalent contact allergen to come up on patch testing should be regarded as a very complex metal to test with. Exposure...... data together with clinical data from metal workers heavily exposed to cobalt suggest that patch-test reactions are sometimes false positive and that patch testers should carefully evaluate their clinical relevance....

  11. Hierarchical cobalt poly-phosphide hollow spheres as highly active and stable electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution over a wide pH range (United States)

    Wu, Tianli; Pi, Mingyu; Wang, Xiaodeng; Guo, Weimeng; Zhang, Dingke; Chen, Shijian


    Exploring highly-efficient and low-cost non-noble metal electrocatalyst toward the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is highly desired for renewable energy system but remains challenging. In this work, three dimensional hierarchical porous cobalt poly-phosphide hollow spheres (CoP3 HSs) were prepared by topotactic phosphidation of the cobalt-based precursor via vacuum encapsulation technique. As a porous HER cathode, the CoP3 HSs delivers remarkable electrocatalytic performance over the wide pH range. It needs overpotentials of -69 mV and -118 mV with a small Tafel slope of 51 mV dec-1 to obtain current densities of 10 mA cm-2 and 50 mA cm-2, respectively, and maintains its electrocatalytic performance over 30 h in acidic solution. In addition, CoP3 also exhibit superior electrocatalytic performance and stability under neutral and alkaline conditions for the HER. Both experimental measurements and density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed to explore the mechanism behind the excellent HER performance. The results of our study make the porous CoP3 HSs as a promising electrocatalyst for practical applications toward energy conversion system and present a new way for designing and fabricating HER electrodes through high degree of phosphorization and nano-porous architecture.

  12. Properties of neutron-rich hafnium high-spin isomers

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    Tungate, G; Walker, P M; Neyens, G; Billowes, J; Flanagan, K; Koester, U H; Litvinov, Y

    It is proposed to study highly-excited multi-quasiparticle isomers in neutron-rich hafnium (Z=72) isotopes. Long half-lives have already been measured for such isomers in the storage ring at GSI, ensuring their accessibility with ISOL production. The present proposal focuses on:\\\\ (i) an on-line experiment to measure isomer properties in $^{183}$Hf and $^{184}$Hf, and\\\\ (ii) an off-line molecular breakup test using REXTRAP, to provide Hf$^{+}$ beams for future laser spectroscopy and greater sensitivity for the future study of more neutron-rich isotopes.

  13. Entanglement and magnetism in high-spin graphene nanodisks (United States)

    Hagymási, I.; Legeza, Ö.


    We investigate the ground-state properties of triangular graphene nanoflakes with zigzag edge configurations. The description of zero-dimensional nanostructures requires accurate many-body techniques since the widely used density-functional theory with local density approximation or Hartree-Fock methods cannot handle the strong quantum fluctuations. Applying the unbiased density-matrix renormalization group algorithm we calculate the magnetization and entanglement patterns with high accuracy for different interaction strengths and compare them to the mean-field results. With the help of quantum information analysis and subsystem density matrices we reveal that the edges are strongly entangled with each other. We also address the effect of electron and hole doping and demonstrate that the magnetic properties of triangular nanoflakes can be controlled by an electric field, which reveals features of flat-band ferromagnetism. This may open up new avenues in graphene based spintronics.

  14. Spin conversion of cytochrome b559 in photosystem II induced by exogenous high potential quinone (United States)

    Kropacheva, Tatyana N.; Feikema, W. Onno; Mamedov, Fikret; Feyziyev, Yashar; Styring, Stenbjorn; Hoff, Arnold J.


    The spin-state of cytochrome b559 (Cyt b559) was studied in photosystem II (PSII) membrane fragments by low-temperature EPR spectroscopy. Treatment of the membranes with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano- p-benzoquinone (DDQ) converts the native low-spin (LS) form of Cyt b559 to the high-spin (HS) form characterized with the g= 6.19 and g= 5.95 split signal. The HS Cyt b559 was pH dependent with the amplitude increasing toward more acidic pH values (pH 5.5-8.5). The HS state was not photochemically active upon 77 and 200 K continuous illumination under our conditions and was characterized by a low reduction potential (⩽0 V). It was also demonstrated that DDQ treatment damages the oxygen evolving complex, leading to inhibition of oxygen evolution, decrease of the S 2-state EPR multiline signal and release of Mn 2+. In parallel, studies of model systems containing iron(III) protoporphyrin IX chloride (Fe IIIPor), which is a good model compound for the Cyt b559 prosthetic group, were performed by using optical and EPR spectroscopy. The interaction of Fe IIIPor with imidazole (Im) in weakly polar solvent results in formation of bis-imidazole coordinated heme iron (Fe IIIPor Im 2) which mimic the bis-histidine axial ligation of Cyt b559. The reaction of DDQ with the LS Fe IIIPor Im 2 complex leads to its transformation into the HS state ( g⊥=5.95, g∥=2.00). It was shown that the spin conversion occurs due to the donor-acceptor interaction of coordinated imidazole with this high-potential quinone causing the displacement of imidazole from the axial position. The similar mechanism of DDQ-induced spin change is assumed to be valid for the native membrane Cyt b559 in PSII centers.

  15. Observation of high-spin bands with large moments of inertia in 124Xe (United States)

    Nag, Somnath; Singh, A. K.; Hagemann, G. B.; Sletten, G.; Herskind, B.; Døssing, T.; Ragnarsson, I.; Hübel, H.; Bürger, A.; Chmel, S.; Wilson, A. N.; Rogers, J.; Carpenter, M. P.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Khoo, T. L.; Kondev, F. G.; Lauritsen, T.; Zhu, S.; Korichi, A.; Stefanova, E. A.; Fallon, P.; Nyakó, B. M.; Timár, J.; Juhász, K.


    High-spin states in 124Xe have been populated using the 80Se(48Ca,4 n ) reaction at a beam energy of 207 MeV and high-multiplicity, γ -ray coincidence events were measured using the Gammasphere spectrometer. Six high-spin bands with large moments of inertia, similar to those observed in neighboring nuclei, have been observed. The experimental results are compared with calculations within the framework of the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model. It is suggested that the configurations of the bands involve excitations of protons across the Z =50 shell gap coupled to neutrons within the N =50 -82 shell or excited across the N =82 shell closure.

  16. A high-performance, cobalt-free cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells with excellent CO2 tolerance (United States)

    Bu, Yun-fei; Zhong, Qin; Chen, Dong-Chang; Chen, Yu; Lai, Samson Yuxiu; Wei, Tao; Sun, Hai-bin; Ding, Dong; Liu, Meilin


    Compared with some cobalt-rich cathodes which have been proven to yield high performance in SOFCs, interest in cobalt-free cathodes has increased due to their reduced thermal expansion coefficients (TECs), high structural stability, and CO2 tolerance. In this report, a new robust Co-free complex perovskite oxide PrLa0.4Ba0.6Fe0.8Zn0.2O5+δ (PLBFZ) has been synthesized and evaluated. The TEC is 14.4 × 10-6 K-1. With the introduction of Sm0.2Ce0.8O2 (SDC), the composite cathode PLBFZ-SDC with a mass ratio of 7:3 (PLBFZ-SDC 73) exhibited the best electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction under OCV conditions, with polarization values of 0.044, 0.079, 0.124, 0.251, 0.572, and 1.297 Ω cm-2 at 800, 750, 700, 650, 600, and 550 °C, respectively. The power densities of the cell were 1309, 1079, 788 and 586 mW cm-2 at 750, 700, 650, and 600 °C, respectively. Moreover, it appears to have good stability in air containing 1% CO2 (volume ratio) for 150 h based on Raman and polarization resistance (Rp) analysis. These results suggest that PLBFZ and its SDC composite are promising cathodes for IT-SOFCs.

  17. Pudding-typed cobalt sulfides/nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped hollow carbon spheres as a highly efficient and stable oxygen reduction electrocatalyst (United States)

    Xiao, Junwu; Zhao, Chen; Hu, Chencheng; Xi, Jiangbo; Wang, Shuai


    Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are rarely reported to be grown at the templates due to the strong inherent driving force for crystallization. Herein, we report a pathway to successfully synthesize Zeolitic imidazolate framework-67 (ZIF-67) grown at the unmodified SiO2 spheres from amorphous precursors, and further construct Pudding-typed electrocatalysts, where cobalt sulfides (CoSx) nanocrystals are embedded into nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped hollow carbon spheres (N, S-HCS). CoSx/N, S-HCS show good catalytic activity toward the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), and the optimized performance is achieved with (CoSx/N, S-HCS)700 with the positive half-wave potentials of 0.90 V vs RHE, high selectivity, good long-term stability, and excellent tolerance against methanol-crossover effect in alkaline medium, which are even superior to that of the as-reported MOFs-derived catalysts and commercial Pt/C catalysts. The remarkable catalytic performance is originated from high reactivity of catalytic active sites composed of cobalt sulfides and nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped carbon matrices, and Pudding-typed hollow structure with proper graphitization degree to facilitate fast electron and ion transport and limit the dissolution and agglomeration of active sites during long-term operation.

  18. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of the Linear-Chain Cobalt Oxide Sr 5Pb 3CoO 12 (United States)

    Yamaura, K.; Huang, Q.; Takayama-Muromachi, E.


    The novel spin-chain cobalt oxide Sr5Pb3CoO12 [Poverline6×2m, a=10.1093(2) Å and c=3.562 51(9) Å at 295 K] is reported. A polycrystalline sample of the compound was studied by neutron diffraction (at 6 and 295 K) and magnetic susceptibility measurements (5 to 390 K). The cobalt oxide was found to be analogous to the copper oxide Sr5Pb3CuO12, which is comprised of magnetic-linear chains at an interchain distance of 10 Å. Although the cobalt oxide chains (μeff of 3.64 μB per Co) are substantially antiferromagnetic (θW=-38.8 K), neither low-dimensional magnetism nor long-range ordering has been found; a local-structure disorder in the chains might have an impact on the magnetism. This compound is highly electrically insulating.

  19. Structure of high-spin states in A {approx} 60 region

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    Nakada, Hitoshi [Chiba Univ. (Japan); Furutaka, K.; Hatsukawa, Y. [and others


    High-spin states in the proton-rich Cu-Zn nuclei are investigated by the experiments at JAERI. New levels and {gamma}-rays are identified by the particle-{gamma}-{gamma} coincidence, and J{sup P} assignments are made via the DCO ratio analysis. Yrast sequences are observed up to J {approx} 18 for {sup 62}Zn, and {sup 64}Zn, J {approx} 27/2 for {sup 61}Cu and J {approx} 23/2 for {sup 63}Cu. Though we cannot settle new J{sup P} values for {sup 61,63}Zn, their yrast sequence is also extended. In {sup 64}Zn, a doublet of {gamma}-rays is discovered at 1315 keV, clarifying the similarity in the level scheme between {sup 62}Zn and {sup 64}Zn. We reproduce the yrast levels by a shell-model calculation, by which structure of the high-spin states is further studied. A parity change in the yrast sequence is established, in which the unique-parity orbit 0g{sub 9/2} plays an essential role; one nucleon excitation to g{sub 9/2} gains high angular momentum with low seniority, at the cost of the single-parity energy. Second parity-change is also suggested by the calculation. Such parity change seems characteristic to spherical or nearly spherical nuclei. In {sup 61}Cu, concentration of the {gamma}-ray intensity is observed. This happens because a stretched 3-quasiparticle configuration including 0g{sub 9/2} is relatively stable, similarly to some isomers. Thus, by studying the structure of the high-spin states of the A {approx} 60 nuclei, we have clarified the role of unique-parity orbit in high-spin states, which may be generic to spherical and nearly spherical nuclei. (J.P.N.)

  20. Cobalt release from inexpensive jewellery

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    Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Menné, Torkil


    Objectives: The aim was to study 354 consumer items using the cobalt spot test. Cobalt release was assessed to obtain a risk estimate of cobalt allergy and dermatitis in consumers who would wear the jewellery. Methods: The cobalt spot test was used to assess cobalt release from all items....... Microstructural characterization was made using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Results: Cobalt release was found in 4 (1.1%) of 354 items. All these had a dark appearance. SEM/EDS was performed on the four dark appearing items which showed tin-cobalt plating on these....... Conclusions: This study showed that only a minority of inexpensive jewellery purchased in Denmark released cobalt when analysed with the cobalt spot test. As fashion trends fluctuate and we found cobalt release from dark appearing jewellery, cobalt release from consumer items should be monitored in the future...

  1. High frequency magnetic eigen excitations in a spin valve submitted to CPP DC current

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    Mistral, Q. [Institut d' Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS UMR 8622, Bat 220, Universite Paris-Sud, Centre d' Orsay, F91405 Orsay Cedex (France)]. E-mail:; Deac, A. [SPINTEC, URA CEA/CNRS, CEA Grenoble/DRFMC, 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Grollier, J. [Institut d' Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS UMR 8622, Bat 220, Universite Paris-Sud, Centre d' Orsay, F91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Redon, O. [SPINTEC, URA CEA/CNRS, CEA Grenoble/DRFMC, 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Liu, Y. [Headway, 678 Hillview Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035 (United States); Li, M. [Headway, 678 Hillview Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035 (United States); Wang, P. [Headway, 678 Hillview Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035 (United States); Dieny, B. [SPINTEC, URA CEA/CNRS, CEA Grenoble/DRFMC, 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Devolder, T. [Institut d' Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS UMR 8622, Bat 220, Universite Paris-Sud, Centre d' Orsay, F91405 Orsay Cedex (France)


    We study the magnetization dynamics induced at low field by spin-transfer in a pillar-shaped spin valve. The spin valve is a square of 150 nmx 150 nm patterned from a film of IrMn 7 nm/CoFe, 2.4 nm/Ru, 0.8 nm/CoFe, 4.4 nm/Cu, 2.6 nm/CoFe, and 3.6 nm. The spin valve is studied in its anti-parallel state at 50 K. The high frequency voltage noise generated by the DC current flowing through the magneto-resistive device is used to identify the excitations induced by spin-transfer. Between an instability current of 1.72 mA and the switching current of 1.89 mA, we demonstrate the existence of pre-switch steady-state excitations, i.e. low amplitude precession. We study the frequency (10 GHz, red shift -1.46 GHz/mA) of this excitation, its line width (78-246 MHz), the power it carries (113 nW), and the current dependance thereof. We discuss those experimental findings using the formalism of Sun et al. and Valet et al., and show that the experimental behavior can be described by a macrospin approximation only at the very onset of the pre-switch excitations. The early saturation of the excitation power and the non-monotonic switching probability with the current are experimental indications that the pre-switch excitations are strongly non-uniform when approaching the switching current.

  2. Equation-of-motion coupled cluster method for high spin double electron attachment calculations

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    Musiał, Monika, E-mail:; Lupa, Łukasz; Kucharski, Stanisław A. [Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice (Poland)


    The new formulation of the equation-of-motion (EOM) coupled cluster (CC) approach applicable to the calculations of the double electron attachment (DEA) states for the high spin components is proposed. The new EOM equations are derived for the high spin triplet and quintet states. In both cases the new equations are easier to solve but the substantial simplification is observed in the case of quintets. Out of 21 diagrammatic terms contributing to the standard DEA-EOM-CCSDT equations for the R{sub 2} and R{sub 3} amplitudes only four terms survive contributing to the R{sub 3} part. The implemented method has been applied to the calculations of the excited states (singlets, triplets, and quintets) energies of the carbon and silicon atoms and potential energy curves for selected states of the Na{sub 2} (triplets) and B{sub 2} (quintets) molecules.

  3. Spin-orbital nature of the high-field magnetic state in the Sr4Ru3O10 (United States)

    Granata, Veronica; Capogna, Lucia; Forte, Filomena; Lepetit, Marie-Bernadette; Fittipaldi, Rosalba; Stunault, Anne; Cuoco, Mario; Vecchione, Antonio


    We perform a spin-polarized neutron-diffraction study to investigate the nature of the high-field magnetic state of the trilayered Sr4Ru3O10 . The analysis indicates that a high field applied within the a b plane leads to an unbalance of the spin and orbital moments with a spatial profile that is strongly tied to the layers where the electrons are located in the unit cell. We provide evidence of a layer dependent magnetic anisotropy with the inner layers having larger spin and orbital magnetic moments than the outer ones and show that such behavior is robust to temperature variation being persistent above the Curie temperature. By means of an effective model that includes the coupling between the spin-orbital degrees of freedom at inequivalent Ru sites we ascribe the origin of the layer anisotropy to the cooperative effects between octahedral distortions, spin orbit, and Coulomb interactions.

  4. Surface-oxidized cobalt phosphide used as high efficient electrocatalyst in activated carbon air-cathode microbial fuel cell (United States)

    Yang, Tingting; Wang, Zhong; Li, Kexun; Liu, Yi; Liu, Di; Wang, Junjie


    Herein, we report a simplistic method to fabricate the surface-oxidized cobalt phosphide (CoP) nanocrystals (NCs), which is used as electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in microbial fuel cell (MFC) for the first time. The corallite-like CoP NCs are successfully prepared by a hydrothermal reaction following a phosphating treatment in N2 atmosphere. When used as an ORR catalyst, cobalt phosphide shows comparable onset potential, inferior resistance, as well as a small Tafel slope with long-term stability in neutral media. The maximum power density of MFC embellished with 10% CoP reached 1914.4 ± 59.7 mW m-2, which is 108.5% higher than the control. The four-electron pathway, observed by the RDE, plays a crucial role in electrochemical catalytic activity. In addition, material characterizations indicate that the surface oxide layer (CoOx) around the metallic CoP core is important and beneficial for ORR. Accordingly, it can be expected that the as-synthesized CoP will be a promising candidate of the non-precious metal ORR electrocatalysts for electrochemical energy applications.

  5. Spin-Circuit Representation of Spin Pumping (United States)

    Roy, Kuntal


    Circuit theory has been tremendously successful in translating physical equations into circuit elements in an organized form for further analysis and proposing creative designs for applications. With the advent of new materials and phenomena in the field of spintronics and nanomagnetics, it is imperative to construct the spin-circuit representations for different materials and phenomena. Spin pumping is a phenomenon by which a pure spin current can be injected into the adjacent layers. If the adjacent layer is a material with a high spin-orbit coupling, a considerable amount of charge voltage can be generated via the inverse spin Hall effect allowing spin detection. Here we develop the spin-circuit representation of spin pumping. We then combine it with the spin-circuit representation for the materials having spin Hall effect to show that it reproduces the standard results as in the literature. We further show how complex multilayers can be analyzed by simply writing a netlist.

  6. Rhenium-phthalocyanine molecular nanojunction with high magnetic anisotropy and high spin filtering efficiency

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    Li, J. [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Key Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences, and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Institute of Nanomaterial and Nanostructure, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410114 (China); Hu, J. [School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 (China); Wang, H. [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Key Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences, and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Wu, R. Q., E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Key Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences, and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-4575 (United States)


    Using the density functional and non-equilibrium Green's function approaches, we studied the magnetic anisotropy and spin-filtering properties of various transition metal-Phthalocyanine molecular junctions across two Au electrodes. Our important finding is that the Au-RePc-Au junction has both large spin filtering efficiency (>80%) and large magnetic anisotropy energy, which makes it suitable for device applications. To provide insights for the further experimental work, we discussed the correlation between the transport property, magnetic anisotropy, and wave function features of the RePc molecule, and we also illustrated the possibility of controlling its magnetic state.

  7. High-spin chloro mononuclear MnIII complexes: a multifrequency high-field EPR study. (United States)

    Mantel, Claire; Chen, Hongyu; Crabtree, Robert H; Brudvig, Gary W; Pécaut, Jacques; Collomb, Marie-Noëlle; Duboc, Carole


    The isolation, structural characterization, and electronic properties of two six-coordinated chloromanganese (III) complexes, [Mn(terpy)(Cl)3] (1) and [Mn(Phterpy)(Cl)3] (2), are reported (terpy = 2,2':6'2"-terpyridine, Phterpy = 4'-phenyl-2,2':6',2"-terpyridine). These complexes complement a series of mononuclear azide and fluoride Mn(lll) complexes synthesized with neutral N-tridentate ligands, [Mn(L)(X)3] (X = F- or N3 and L = terpy or bpea [N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-ethylamine)], previously described. Similar to these previous complexes, 1 and 2 exhibit a Jahn-Teller distortion of the octahedron, characteristic of a high-spin Mn(III) complex (S = 2). The analysis of the crystallographic data shows that, in both cases, the manganese ion lies in the center of a distorted octahedron characterized by an elongation along the tetragonal axis. Their electronic properties were investigated by multifrequency EPR (190-475 GHz) performed in the solid state at different temperatures (5-15 K). This study confirms our previous results and further shows that: i) the sign of D is correlated with the nature of the tetragonal distortion; ii) the magnitude of D is not sensitive to the nature of the anions in our series of rhombic complexes, contrary to the porphyrinic systems; iii) the [E/D] values (0.124 for 1 and 0.085 for 2) are smaller compared to those found for the [Mn(L)(X)3] complexes (in the range of 0.146 to 0.234); and iv) the E term increases when the ligand-field strength of the equatorial ligands decreases.

  8. High-efficiency resonant rf spin rotator with broad phase space acceptance for pulsed polarized cold neutron beams

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    Full Text Available High precision fundamental neutron physics experiments have been proposed for the intense pulsed spallation neutron beams at JSNS, LANSCE, and SNS to test the standard model and search for new physics. Certain systematic effects in some of these experiments have to be controlled at the few ppb level. The NPDGamma experiment, a search for the small parity-violating γ-ray asymmetry A_{γ} in polarized cold neutron capture on parahydrogen, is one example. For the NPDGamma experiment we developed a radio-frequency resonant spin rotator to reverse the neutron polarization in a 9.5  cm×9.5  cm pulsed cold neutron beam with high efficiency over a broad cold neutron energy range. The effect of the spin reversal by the rotator on the neutron beam phase space is compared qualitatively to rf neutron spin flippers based on adiabatic fast passage. We discuss the design of the spin rotator and describe two types of transmission-based neutron spin-flip efficiency measurements where the neutron beam was both polarized and analyzed by optically polarized ^{3}He neutron spin filters. The efficiency of the spin rotator was measured at LANSCE to be 98.8±0.5% for neutron energies from 3 to 20 meV over the full phase space of the beam. Systematic effects that the rf spin rotator introduces to the NPDGamma experiment are considered.

  9. High-efficiency Resonant rf Spin Rotator with Broad Phase Space Acceptance for Pulsed Polarized Cold Neutron Beams

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    Seo, P. -N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Barron-Palos, L. [Arizona State University; Bowman, J. D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Chupp, T. E. [University of Michigan; Crawford, C. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Dabaghyan, M. [University of New Hampshire; Dawkins, M. [Indiana University; Freedman, S. J. [University of California; Gentile, T. R. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Gericke, M. T. [University of Manitoba, Canada; Gillis, R. C. [University of Manitoba, Canada; Greene, G. L. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hersman, F. W. [University of New Hampshire; Jones, G. L. [Hamilton College, New York; Kandes, M. [University of Michigan; Lamoreaux, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Lauss, B. [University of California, Berkeley; Leuschner, M. B. [Indiana University; Mahurin, R. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Mason, M. [University of New Hampshire; Mei, J. [Indiana University; Mitchell, G. S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Nann, H. [Indiana University; Page, S. A. [University of Manitoba, Canada; Penttila, S. I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Ramsay, W. D. [University of Manitoba & TRIUMF, Canada; Salas Bacci, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Santra, S. [Indiana University; Sharma, M. [University of Michigan; Smith, T. B. [University of Dayton, Ohio; Snow, W. [Indiana University; Wilburn, W. S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Zhu, H. [University of New Hampshire


    High precision fundamental neutron physics experiments have been proposed for the intense pulsed spallation neutron beams at JSNS, LANSCE, and SNS to test the standard model and search for new physics. Certain systematic effects in some of these experiments have to be controlled at the few ppb level. The NPD Gamma experiment, a search for the small parity-violating {gamma}-ray asymmetry A{sub Y} in polarized cold neutron capture on parahydrogen, is one example. For the NPD Gamma experiment we developed a radio-frequency resonant spin rotator to reverse the neutron polarization in a 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm pulsed cold neutron beam with high efficiency over a broad cold neutron energy range. The effect of the spin reversal by the rotator on the neutron beam phase space is compared qualitatively to rf neutron spin flippers based on adiabatic fast passage. We discuss the design of the spin rotator and describe two types of transmission-based neutron spin-flip efficiency measurements where the neutron beam was both polarized and analyzed by optically polarized {sup 3}He neutron spin filters. The efficiency of the spin rotator was measured at LANSCE to be 98.8 {+-} 0.5% for neutron energies from 3 to 20 meV over the full phase space of the beam. Systematic effects that the rf spin rotator introduces to the NPD Gamma experiment are considered.

  10. Characterization of a Cobalt-Tungsten Interconnect

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    Harthøj, Anders; Holt, Tobias; Caspersen, Michael


    A ferritic steel interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell must be coated in order to prevent chromium evaporation from the steel substrate. The Technical University of Denmark and Topsoe Fuel Cell have developed an interconnect coating based on a cobalt-tungsten alloy. The purpose of the coating...... is to act both as a diffusion barrier for chromium and provide better protection against high temperature oxidation than a pure cobalt coating. This work presents a characterization of a cobalt-tungsten alloy coating electrodeposited on the ferritic steel Crofer 22 H which subsequently was oxidized in air...... of oxidation time. The coating had completely oxidized during the 300 h oxidation time. GDOES measurements showed that the tungsten was located in an inner zone in the coating/substrate interface. The outer layer of the coating did not contain any tungsten after oxidation but consisted mainly of cobalt...

  11. Spin dephasing and photoinduced spin diffusion in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron system embedded in a GaAs-(Al,Ga)As quantum well grown in the [110] direction (United States)

    Völkl, R.; Griesbeck, M.; Tarasenko, S. A.; Schuh, D.; Wegscheider, W.; Schüller, C.; Korn, T.


    We have studied spin dephasing and spin diffusion in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron system, embedded in a GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well grown in the [110] direction, by a two-beam Hanle experiment. For very low excitation density, we observe spin lifetimes of more than 16 ns, which rapidly decrease as the pump intensity is increased. Two mechanisms contribute to this decrease: The optical excitation produces holes, which lead to a decay of electron spin via the Bir-Aronov-Pikus mechanism and recombination with spin-polarized electrons. By scanning the distance between the pump and probe beams, we observe the diffusion of spin-polarized electrons over more than 20 μm. For high pump intensity, the spin polarization in a distance of several micrometers from the pump beam is larger than at the pump spot, due to the reduced influence of photogenerated holes.

  12. Cobalt bis(dicarbollide) ions with covalently bonded CMPO groups as selective extraction agents for lanthanide and actinide cations from highly acidic nuclear waste solutions

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    Gruner, B.; Plesek, J.; Baca, J. [Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Prague (Czech Republic); Cisarova, I. [Charles University, Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic); Dozol, J.F.; Rouquette, H. [CEA Cadarache, Dept. d' Etudes des Dechets, DED/LCD, 13 - Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Vinas, C. [Institute of Material Sciences, CSIC, Bellaterra (Spain); Selucky, P.; Rais, J. [Nuclear Research Institute plc., Rez near Prague (Czech Republic)


    A new series of boron substituted cobalt bis(dicarbollide)(1-) ion (1) derivatives of the general formula [(8-CMPO-(CH{sub 2}-CH{sub 2}O){sub 2}-1,2-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 10})(1',2'-C{sub 2}B{sub 9}H{sub 11})-3,3'-Co]{sup -} (CMPO = Ph{sub 2}P(O)-CH{sub 2}C(O)NR, R = C{sub 4}H{sub 9} (3b), -C{sub 12}H{sub 25} (4b), -CH{sub 2}-C{sub 6}H{sub 5} (5b)) was prepared by ring cleavage of the 8-dioxane-cobalt bis(dicarbollide) (2) bi-polar compound by the respective primary amines and by subsequent reaction of the resulting amino derivatives (3a-5a) with the nitrophenyl ester of diphenyl-phosphoryl-acetic acid. The compounds were synthesized with the aim to develop a new class of more efficient extraction agents for liquid/liquid extraction of polyvalent cations, i.e. lanthanides and actinides, from high-level activity nuclear waste. All compounds were characterized by a combination of {sup 11}B NMR, {sup 1}H high field NMR, Mass Spectrometry with Electro-spray and MALDI TOF ionisation, HPLC and other techniques. The molecular structure of the supramolecular Ln{sup 3+} complex of the anion 5b was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystallographic results proved that the Ln(m) atom is bonded to three functionalized cobalt bis(dicarbollide) anions in a charge compensated complex. The cation is tightly coordinated by six oxygen atoms of the CMPO terminal groups (two of each ligand) and by three water molecules completing the metal coordination number to 9. Atoms occupying the primary coordination sphere form a tri-capped trigonal prismatic arrangement. Very high liquid-liquid extraction efficiency of all anionic species was observed. Moreover, less polar toluene can be applied as an auxiliary solvent replacing the less environmentally friendly nitro- and chlorinated solvents used in the current dicarbollide liquid-liquid extraction process. The extraction coefficients are sufficiently high for possible technological applications. (authors)

  13. High-pressure, high-temperature magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance devices and processes for making and using same (United States)

    Hu, Jian Zhi; Hu, Mary Y.; Townsend, Mark R.; Lercher, Johannes A.; Peden, Charles H. F.


    Re-usable ceramic magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR rotors constructed of high-mechanic strength ceramics are detailed that include a sample compartment that maintains high pressures up to at least about 200 atmospheres (atm) and high temperatures up to about least about C. during operation. The rotor designs minimize pressure losses stemming from penetration over an extended period of time. The present invention makes possible a variety of in-situ high pressure, high temperature MAS NMR experiments not previously achieved in the prior art.

  14. PELDOR and RIDME Measurements on a High-Spin Manganese(II) Bisnitroxide Model Complex. (United States)

    Meyer, Andreas; Schiemann, Olav


    A homoleptic bisnitroxide complex of manganese(II) was synthesized as a model system for EPR spectroscopic distance determinations involving high-spin metal ions and more than one distance. The performance of the RIDME experiment is compared with that of the more frequently used PELDOR experiment. It is shown that the PELDOR experiment yields both distances, Mn(II)-nitroxide and nitroxide-nitroxide, and that they can be separated to a certain extent, whereas the RIDME experiment yields only the Mn(II)-nitroxide distance. Both pulse sequences yield artifacts, either due to multispin effects or higher electron-spin transitions. Orientation selection is mostly introduced by the nitroxide signal and can be averaged out by variation of the observer field in the RIDME experiment. Thus, both methods might be used complementarily to obtain a reliable picture of an unknown system.

  15. High spin-polarization in ultrathin Co{sub 2}MnSi/CoPd multilayers

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    Half-metallic Co{sub 2}MnSi finds a broad spectrum of applications in spintronic devices either in the form of thin films or as spacer in multilayers. Using state-of-the-art ab-initio electronic structure calculations we exploit the electronic and magnetic properties of ultrathin Co{sub 2}MnSi/CoPd multilayers. We show that these heterostructures combine high values of spin-polarization at the Co{sub 2}MnSi spacer with the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of binary compounds such as CoPd. Thus they could find application in spintronic/magnetoelectronic devices. - Highlights: • Ab-initio study of ultrathin Co{sub 2}MnSi/CoPd multilayers. • Large values of spin-polarization at the Fermi are retained. • Route for novel spintronic/magnetoelectronic devices.

  16. Spin polarization in high density quark matter under a strong external magnetic field

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    Tsue, Yasuhiko; Da Providência, João; Providência, Constança


    In high density quark matter under a strong external magnetic field, possible phases are investigated by using the two-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model with tensor-type four-point interaction between quarks, as well as the axial-vector-type four-point interaction. In the tensor......-type interaction under the strong external magnetic field, it is shown that a quark spin polarized phase is realized in all regions of the quark chemical potential under consideration within the lowest Landau level approximation. In the axial-vector-type interaction, it is also shown that the quark spin polarized...... phase appears in the wide range of the quark chemical potential. In both the interactions, the quark mass in zero and small chemical potential regions increases which indicates that the chiral symmetry breaking is enhanced, namely the magnetic catalysis occurs....

  17. Strongly Deformed Nuclear Shapes at Ultra-High Spin and Shape Coexistence in Nsim 90 Nuclei (United States)

    Riley, M. A.; Aguilar, A.; Evans, A. O.; Hartley, D. J.; Lagergren, K.; Ollier, J.; Paul, E. S.; Pipidis, A.; Simpson, J.; Teal, C.; Twin, P. J.; Wang, X.; Appelbe, D. E.; Campbell, D. B.; Carpenter, M. P.; Clark, R. M.; Cromaz, M.; Darby, I. G.; Fallon, P.; Garg, U.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Joss, D. T.; Kondev, F. G.; Lauritsen, T.; Lee, I. Y.; Lister, C. J.; Macchiavelli, A. O.; Nolan, P. J.; Petri, M.; Rigby, S. V.; Thompson, J.; Unsworth, C.; Ward, D.; Zhu, S.; Ragnarsson, I.


    The N sim 90 region of the nuclear chart has featured prominently as the spectroscopy of nuclei at extreme spin has progressed. This talk will present recent discoveries from investigations of high spin behavior in the N sim 90 Er, Tm and Yb nuclei utilizing the Gammasphere gamma-ray spectrometer. In particular it will include discussion of the beautiful shape evolution and coexistence observed in these nuclei along with the identification of a remarkable new family of band structures. The latter are very weakly populated rotational sequences with high moment of inertia that bypass the classic terminating configurations near spin 40-50 hbar, marking a return to collectivity that extends discrete gamma -ray spectroscopy to well over 60 hbar. Establishing the nature of the yrast states in these nuclei beyond the oblate band-termination states has been a major goal for the past two decades. Cranking calculations suggest that these new structures most likely represent stable triaxial strongly deformed bands that lie in a valley of favored shell energy in deformation and particle-number space.

  18. Metal-biradical chains from a high-spin ligand and bis(hexafluoroacetylacetonato)copper(II). (United States)

    Rajadurai, Chandrasekar; Enkelmann, Volker; Ikorskii, Vladimir; Ovcharenko, Victor I; Baumgarten, Martin


    The synthesis, X-ray crystal structure, and magnetic studies of a rare example of organic/inorganic spin hybrid clusters extended in infinite ladder-type chain [Cu(C5F6HO2)2]7(C35H35N5O4)2 ([Cu(hfac)2]7(pyacbisNN)2, 2) formed by the reaction of a high spin nitronylnitroxide biradical C35H35N5O4 (pyacbisNN, 1) and bis(hexafluroacetylacetonate)copper(II) = Cu(hfac)2 are described. Single-crystal X-ray structure analysis revealed the triclinic P1 space group of 2 with the following parameters: a = 10.6191(4) A, b = 19.6384(7) A, c = 21.941(9) A, alpha = 107.111(7) degrees, beta = 95.107(8) degrees, gamma = 94.208(0) degrees , Z = 2. Each repeating unit in 2 carries a centrosymmetric cyclic six spin and a linear five spin cluster with four different copper coordination environments having octahedral and square planar geometries. These clusters are interconnected to form infinite chains which are running along the crystallographic b axis. The magnetic measurements show nearly paramagnetic behavior with very small variations over a large temperature range. The magnetic properties are thus result of complex competitions of many weak ferro- and antiferromagnetic interactions, which appear as small deviations from quite linear mu(eff) vs T dependence at low temperature. At high temperature (300-14 K), antiferromagnetic behavior dominates a little, while at very low temperature (14-2 K), a small increase of mu(eff) was observed. The magnetic susceptibility data are described by the Curie-Weiss law [chi = C/(T - theta)] with the optimal parameters C = 4.32 +/- 0.01 emuK/mol and theta = - 0.6 +/- 0.3 K, where C is the Curie constant and theta is the Weiss temperature.

  19. Toward Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Li–O 2 Batteries Using Biphasic N-Doping Cobalt@Graphene Multiple-Capsule Heterostructures

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    Tan, Guoqiang; Chong, Lina; Amine, Rachid; Lu, Jun; Liu, Cong; Yuan, Yifei; Wen, Jianguo [Center; He, Kun; Bi, Xuanxuan; Guo, Yuanyuan; Wang, Hsien-Hau; Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza; Al Hallaj, Said; Miller, Dean J. [Center; Liu, Dijia; Amine, Khalil


    For the promotion of lithium oxygen batteries available for :practical applications, the development of advanced cathode catalysts with low-high activity, and stable structural properties is demanded. Such development is rooted on certain intelligent catalyst-electrode design that fundamentally facilitates electronic and ionic transport and improves oxygen diffusivity in a porous environment. Here we design a biphasic nitrogen-doped cobalt@grapbene Multiple-capsule heterostructure, combined with a flexible, stable porous electrode architecture, and apply it as promising cathodes for lithium oxygen cells. 'The biphasic nitrogen-doping feature improves the electric conductivity and catalytic activity; the multiple-nanocapsule configuration makes high/uniform electroactive zones possible; furthermore the colander-like porous electrode facilitates the oxygen diffusion, catalytic reaction,and stable deposition of discharge products. As a result, the electrode exhibits much improved electrocatalytic properties associated with unique morphologies of electrochemically grown lithium peroxides.

  20. Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Study of Carbon-Cobalt Composites

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    Full Text Available Analysis of carbon-cobalt thin films using infrared spectroscopy has shown existence of carbon-cobalt stretching mode and great porosity. The Raman spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy have been used in order to investigate the microstructure of the films. These films exhibit complex Raman spectra suggesting the presence of amorphous and crystallized phases. The different fractions of phases and the correlation between the atomic bond structures and the Raman features depend on the cobalt content.

  1. Thermal transport in cuprates, cobaltates, and manganites

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    Berggold, K.


    The subject of this thesis is the investigation of the thermal transport properties of three classes of transition-metal oxides: Cuprates, cobaltates, and manganites. The layered cuprates R{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} with R=La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd show an anomalous thermal conductivity {kappa}. Two maxima of {kappa} are observed as a function of temperature for a heat current within the CuO{sub 2} planes, whereas for a heat current perpendicular to the CuO{sub 2} planes only a conventional phononic low-temperature maximum of {kappa} is present. Evidence is provided that the high-temperature maximum is caused by heat-carrying excitations on the CuO{sub 2} square lattice. Moreover, it is shown that the complex low-temperature and magnetic-field behavior of {kappa} in Nd{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} is most likely caused by additional phonon scattering rather than by heat-carrying Nd magnons, as it was proposed in the literature. In the cobaltates RCoO{sub 3} with R=La, Pr, Nd, and Eu, a temperature-induced spin-state transition of the Co{sup 3+} ions occurs. It is shown that the additional lattice disorder caused by the random distribution of populated higher spin states causes a large suppression of the thermal conductivity of LaCoO{sub 3} for T>25 K. The effect is much weaker in PrCoO{sub 3} and NdCoO{sub 3} due to the increased spin gap. A quantitative analysis of the responsible mechanisms based on EuCoO{sub 3} as a reference compound is provided. A main result is that the static disorder is sufficient to explain the suppression of {kappa}. No dynamical Jahn-Teller distortion, as proposed in the literature, is necessary to enhance the scattering strength. Below 25 K, k is mainly determined by resonant phonon scattering on paramagnetic impurity levels, e.g. caused by oxygen non-stoichiometry. Such a suppression of the thermal conductivity by resonant scattering processes is e.g. known from Holmium ethylsulfate. This effect is most pronounced in LaCoO{sub 3}, presumably due to

  2. Effect of cobalt substitution on magnetic and transport properties of ...

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    The spin transition in cobaltates at low temperatures affects the magnetic as well as ... field cooled (FC) magnetization as a function of temperature becomes stronger with increasing Co content. This is understood on the basis of ... collected using Cu–Kα radiation (PW 3040/60 Philips, PAN- alytical). A single phase for the ...

  3. Bioinspired catalytic generation of high-valent cobalt-oxo species by the axially coordinated CoPc on pyridine-functionalized MWCNTs for the elimination of organic contaminants (United States)

    Li, Nan; Wang, Ying; Wu, Chenren; Lu, Wangyang; Pei, Kemei; Chen, Wenxing


    Enzymes have always been a source of inspiration for the design and improvement of catalysts. Many examples are occurring in heme/non-heme metalloenzymes with the generation of active high-valent metal-oxo intermediates that are controlled by the surrounding amino acids/protein and axial residue ligands, facilitating the efficient oxidation of substrates in biochemical processes. Here, the high-valent cobalt-oxo species have been formed during the heterolysis of H2O2 activated by the bioinspired catalyst, axially coordinated cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) on pyridine-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-Py), characterized by ultraviolet-visible and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Formation process of the active cobalt-oxo species has been further confirmed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis and the results from the density functional theory (B3LYP/6-311G) calculations. Such high-valent cobalt-oxo species exhibit high reactivity and enough persistence for the oxidation of the target substrate, C.I. Acid Red 1. The oxidation products are nearly biodegradable small molecules identified by ultra-performance liquid chromatography/high-definition mass spectrometry. This strategy provides a foundation on developing efficient and persistent catalytic system, in particular oxidation processes based on the complex catalysts with N4 macrocycle structures.

  4. Ultrathin Epitaxial Ferromagneticγ-Fe2O3Layer as High Efficiency Spin Filtering Materials for Spintronics Device Based on Semiconductors

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    Li, Peng


    In spintronics, identifying an effective technique for generating spin-polarized current has fundamental importance. The spin-filtering effect across a ferromagnetic insulating layer originates from unequal tunneling barrier heights for spin-up and spin-down electrons, which has shown great promise for use in different ferromagnetic materials. However, the low spin-filtering efficiency in some materials can be ascribed partially to the difficulty in fabricating high-quality thin film with high Curie temperature and/or partially to the improper model used to extract the spin-filtering efficiency. In this work, a new technique is successfully developed to fabricate high quality, ferrimagnetic insulating γ-Fe2O3 films as spin filter. To extract the spin-filtering effect of γ-Fe2O3 films more accurately, a new model is proposed based on Fowler–Nordheim tunneling and Zeeman effect to obtain the spin polarization of the tunneling currents. Spin polarization of the tunneled current can be as high as −94.3% at 2 K in γ-Fe2O3 layer with 6.5 nm thick, and the spin polarization decays monotonically with temperature. Although the spin-filter effect is not very high at room temperature, this work demonstrates that spinel ferrites are very promising materials for spin injection into semiconductors at low temperature, which is important for development of novel spintronics devices. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

  5. Highly efficient polymer solar cells with printed photoactive layer: rational process transfer from spin-coating

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    Zhao, Kui


    Scalable and continuous roll-to-roll manufacturing is at the heart of the promise of low-cost and high throughput manufacturing of solution-processed photovoltaics. Yet, to date the vast majority of champion organic solar cells reported in the literature rely on spin-coating of the photoactive bulk heterojunction (BHJ) layer, with the performance of printed solar cells lagging behind in most instances. Here, we investigate the performance gap between polymer solar cells prepared by spin-coating and blade-coating the BHJ layer for the important class of modern polymers exhibiting no long range crystalline order. We find that thickness parity does not always yield performance parity even when using identical formulations. Significant differences in the drying kinetics between the processes are found to be responsible for BHJ nanomorphology differences. We propose an approach which benchmarks the film drying kinetics and associated BHJ nanomorphology development against those of the champion laboratory devices prepared by spin-coating the BHJ layer by adjusting the process temperature. If the optimization requires the solution concentration to be changed, then it is crucial to maintain the additive-to-solute volume ratio. Emulating the drying kinetics of spin-coating is also shown to help achieve morphological and performance parities. We put this approach to the test and demonstrate printed PTB7:PC71BM polymer solar cells with efficiency of 9% and 6.5% PCEs on glass and flexible PET substrates, respectively. We further demonstrate performance parity for two other popular donor polymer systems exhibiting rigid backbones and absence of a long range crystalline order, achieving a PCE of 9.7%, the highest efficiency reported to date for a blade coated organic solar cell. The rational process transfer illustrated in this study should help the broader and successful adoption of scalable printing methods for these material systems.

  6. Phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation

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    Rensburg, H. van; Tooze, R.P.; Foster, D.F. [Sasol Technology UK, St. Andrews (United Kingdom); Janse van Rensburg, W. [Sasol Technology, Sasolburg (South Africa)


    An ongoing challenge in phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation is the fundamental understanding of the electronic and steric properties of phosphine ligands that influence the selectivity and activity of the catalytic reaction. A series of acyclic and cyclic phosphines have been prepared and tested in phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation of 1-octene. Molecular modelling on a series of phospholanes showed some interesting theoretical and experimental correlations. We also evaluated the use of N-heterocyclic carbenes as an alternative for phosphines in modified cobalt hydroformylation. (orig.)

  7. TOPICAL REVIEW: Highly spin-polarized materials and devices for spintronics

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    Koichiro Inomata et al.


    Full Text Available The performance of spintronics depends on the spin polarization of the current. In this study half-metallic Co-based full-Heusler alloys and a spin filtering device (SFD using a ferromagnetic barrier have been investigated as highly spin-polarized current sources. The multilayers were prepared by magnetron sputtering in an ultrahigh vacuum and microfabricated using photolithography and Ar ion etching. We investigated two systems of Co-based full-Heusler alloys, Co2Cr1 ? xFexAl (CCFA(x and Co2FeSi1 ? xAlx (CFSA(x and revealed the structure and magnetic and transport properties. We demonstrated giant tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR of up to 220% at room temperature and 390% at 5 K for the magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs using Co2FeSi0.5Al0.5 (CFSA(0.5 Heusler alloy electrodes. The 390% TMR corresponds to 0.81 spin polarization for CFSA(0.5 at 5 K. We also investigated the crystalline structure and local structure around Co atoms by x-ray diffraction (XRD and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR analyses, respectively, for CFSA films sputtered on a Cr-buffered MgO (001 substrate followed by post-annealing at various temperatures in an ultrahigh vacuum. The disordered structures in CFSA films were clarified by NMR measurements and the relationship between TMR and the disordered structure was discussed. We clarified that the TMR of the MTJs with CFSA(0.5 electrodes depends on the structure, and is significantly higher for L21 than B2 in the crystalline structure. The second part of this paper is devoted to a SFD using a ferromagnetic barrier. The Co ferrite is investigated as a ferromagnetic barrier because of its high Curie temperature and high resistivity. We demonstrate the strong spin filtering effect through an ultrathin insulating ferrimagnetic Co-ferrite barrier at a low temperature. The barrier was prepared by the surface plasma oxidization of a CoFe2 film deposited on a MgO (001 single crystal substrate, wherein the spinel structure of CoFe2O4 (CFO

  8. Monitoring and data acquisition of the high speed hydrogen pellet in SPINS

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    Mukherjee, Samiran Shanti, E-mail:; Mishra, Jyotishankar; Gangradey, Ranjana; Dutta, Pramit; Rastogi, Naveen; Panchal, Paresh; Nayak, Pratik; Agarwal, Jyoti; Bairagi, Pawan; Patel, Haresh; Sharma, Hardik


    Highlights: • Pellet INjector System with monitoring and data acquisition is described. • A high speed camera was used to view pellet size, and its flight trajectory. • PXI based high speed control system is used data acquisition. • Pellets of length 2–4.8 mm and speed 250–750 m/s were obtained. - Abstract: Injection of solid hydrogen pellets is an efficient way of replenishing the spent fuel in high temperature plasmas. Aiming that, a Single Pellet INjector System (SPINS) is developed at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), India, to initiate pellet injection related research in SST-1. The pellet injector is controlled by a PXI system based data acquisition and control (DAC) system for pellet formation, precise firing control, data collection and diagnostics. The velocity of high speed moving pellets is estimated by using two sets of light gate diagnostic. Apart from light gate, a fast framing camera is used to measure the pellet size and its speed. The pellet images are captured at a frame rate of ∼200,000 frames per second at (128 × 64) pixel resolution with an exposure time of 1 μs. Using these diagnostic, various cylindrical pellets of length ranging from 2 to 4.8 mm and speed 250–750 m/s were successfully obtained. This paper describes the control and data acquisition system of SPINS, the techniques for measurement of pellet velocity and capturing images of high speed moving pellet.

  9. Octupole shapes and shape changes at high spins in the Z approx 58, N approx 88 nuclei

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    Nazarewicz, W. (Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States) Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)); Tabor, S.L. (Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States))


    The shapes of rotating Xe, Ba, Ce, Nd, and Sm nuclei (84{le}{ital N}{le}94) are calculated using the cranking model with the Woods-Saxon average potential and pairing. The lightest isotopes of Xe and Ba have nearly spherical ground states, but develop octupole and quadrupole deformations under rotation which remain up to very high spins. The ground states of the heavier isotopes have octupole and quadrupole deformations which persist up to medium spins ({ital I}{approx}12{h bar}). At higher spins, a shape transition is predicted to reflection-symmetric aligned many-quasiparticle configurations.

  10. High-pressure optical spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies on synthetic cobalt aluminum silicate garnet

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    N. Taran, Michail; Nestola, Fabrizio; Ohashi, Haruo


    The pressure-induced behavior of spin-allowed dd-bands of VIIICo2+ in the absorption spectra of synthetic Co3Al2Si3O12 garnet was studied from 10-4 to 13 GPa. The plots of the peak energy vs. pressure for the three sharpest well resolved bands at ca. 5160, 17 680, and 18 740 cm-1 display small bu...

  11. Solution spinning of high-? oxide superconductors: part VII. The effect of polyvinyl alcohol spinning medium on the sintering of ? superconducting filaments (United States)

    Tomita, Hisayo; Goto, Tomoko; Takahashi, Kiyohisa


    As basic research for the solution spinning of high-0953-2048/9/5/005/img8 oxide superconductor, the effect of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) spinning medium on the sintering of 0953-2048/9/5/005/img9 filament was examined. A precursor filament was produced by dry-spinning starting from a homogeneous aqueous PVA solution of Y, Ba and Cu acetates. The as-drawn filament was pyrolysed to remove volatile components and sintered to generate a superconducting phase. The degree of polymerization (DP) of PVA and the content of acetates in the precursor filament affected the 0953-2048/9/5/005/img10 of the sintered filament. Although most filaments exhibited high 0953-2048/9/5/005/img10 greater than 0953-2048/9/5/005/img12 at 77 K and 0 T, superconductivity above 77 K was not observed for the filament spun from PVA solution of DP=2450 with [acetates]/[PVA]=2 and sintered at 900 and 0953-2048/9/5/005/img13C for 15 min. The filament had a dense structure due to liquid phase sintering. The filament with high 0953-2048/9/5/005/img10 had a skin - core structure, and the highest 0953-2048/9/5/005/img10 of 0953-2048/9/5/005/img16 at 77 K and 0 T was attained for the filament from DP=3500 with [acetates]/[PVA]=4.

  12. Resonance Raman frequencies and core size for low- and high-spin nickel porphyrins

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    Kim, D.; Su, Y.O.; Spiro, T.G.


    Resonance Raman (RR) spectra are reported with B- and Q-band excitation for nickel(II) complexes of octaethylporphyrin (OEP), protoporphyrin IX dimethyl ester (PP), and meso-tetraphenylporphine (TPP) in methylene chloride (4-coordinate, low spin) and piperidine (pip) (6-coordinate, high spin). The large core size expansion accompanying the formation of the 6-coordinate species (1.96-2.04 A) is reflected in large decreases, up to 40 cm/sup -1/ in the positions of high-frequency porphyrin skeletal modes. For NiOEP and NiPP, these are in near-quantitative accord with the core size correlations obtained previously for iron porphyrin complexes, although certain deviations due to differential coupling with the vinyl modes of protoporphyrin are noted. Contributions of a minority 5-coordinate complex to the RR spectrum of NiTPP in piperidine, previously noted on the basis of photolysis effects, are evaluated quantitatively from titration data. Formation of a monopiperidine adduct, detected previously via a RR study of NiTPP(pip)/sub 2/ photolysis, is examined for nickel meso-tetrakis(p-cyanophenyl)porphine. Equilibrium constants for successive addition of piperidine ligands, K/sub 1/ = 0.4 and K/sub 2/ = 2.5 M/sup -1/, are evaluated from optical titration data, and the absorptivities of the 5- and 6-coordinate species are found to be nearly the same, consistent with both having a high-spin configuration. The frequency of the 5-coordinate nu/sub 4/ RR band is likewise found to be much closer to the 6-coordinate than to the 4-coordinate frequency.

  13. Spin-on metal oxide materials with high etch selectivity and wet strippability (United States)

    Yao, Huirong; Mullen, Salem; Wolfer, Elizabeth; McKenzie, Douglas; Rahman, Dalil; Cho, JoonYeon; Padmanaban, Munirathna; Petermann, Claire; Hong, SungEun; Her, YoungJun


    Metal oxide or metal nitride films are used as hard mask materials in semiconductor industry for patterning purposes due to their excellent etch resistances against the plasma etches. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or atomic layer deposition (ALD) techniques are usually used to deposit the metal containing materials on substrates or underlying films, which uses specialized equipment and can lead to high cost-of-ownership and low throughput. We have reported novel spin-on coatings that provide simple and cost effective method to generate metal oxide films possessing good etch selectivity and can be removed by chemical agents. In this paper, new spin-on Al oxide and Zr oxide hard mask formulations are reported. The new metal oxide formulations provide higher metal content compared to previously reported material of specific metal oxides under similar processing conditions. These metal oxide films demonstrate ultra-high etch selectivity and good pattern transfer capability. The cured films can be removed by various chemical agents such as developer, solvents or wet etchants/strippers commonly used in the fab environment. With high metal MHM material as an underlayer, the pattern transfer process is simplified by reducing the number of layers in the stack and the size of the nano structure is minimized by replacement of a thicker film ACL. Therefore, these novel AZ® spinon metal oxide hard mask materials can potentially be used to replace any CVD or ALD metal, metal oxide, metal nitride or spin-on silicon-containing hard mask films in 193 nm or EUV process.

  14. Spin-symmetry conversion and internal rotation in high J molecular systems (United States)

    Mitchell, Justin; Harter, William


    Dynamics and spectra of molecules with internal rotation or rovibrational coupling is approximately modeled by rigid or semi-rigid rotors with attached gyroscopes. Using Rotational Energy (RE)^1 surfaces, high resolution molecular spectra for high angular momentum show two distinct but related phenomena; spin-symmetry conversion and internal rotation. For both cases the high total angular momentum allows for transitions that would otherwise be forbidden. Molecular body-frame J-localization effects associated with tight energy level-clusters dominate the rovibronic spectra of high symmetry molecules, particularly spherical tops at J>10. ^2 The effects include large and widespread spin-symmetry mixing contrary to conventional wisdom^3 about weak nuclear moments. Such effects are discussed showing how RE surface plots may predict them even at low J. Classical dynamics of axially constrained rotors are approximated by intersecting rotational-energy-surfaces (RES) that have (J-S).B.(J-S) forms in the limit of constraints that do no work. Semi-classical eigensolutions are compared to those found by direct diagonalization. ^1 W.G Hater, in Handbook of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, edited by G.W.F Drake (Springer, Germany 2006) ^2 W. G. Harter, Phys. Rev. A24,192-262(1981). ^3 G. Herzberg, Infrared and Raman Spectra (VanNostrand 1945) pp. 458,463.

  15. Pharmacokinetics of inorganic cobalt and a vitamin B12 supplement in the Thoroughbred horse: Differentiating cobalt abuse from supplementation. (United States)

    Hillyer, L L; Ridd, Z; Fenwick, S; Hincks, P; Paine, S W


    While cobalt is an essential micronutrient for vitamin B12 synthesis in the horse, at supraphysiological concentrations, it has been shown to enhance performance in human subjects and rats, and there is evidence that its administration in high doses to horses poses a welfare threat. Animal sport regulators currently control cobalt abuse via international race day thresholds, but this work was initiated to explore means of potentially adding to application of those thresholds since cobalt may be present in physiological concentrations. To devise a scientific basis for differentiation between presence of cobalt from bona fide supplementation and cobalt doping through the use of ratios. Six Thoroughbred horses were given 10 mL vitamin B12 /cobalt supplement (Hemo-15® ; Vetoquinol, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, UK., 1.5 mg B12 , 7 mg cobalt gluconate = 983 μg total Co) as an i.v. bolus then an i.v. infusion (15 min) of 100 mg cobalt chloride (45.39 mg Co) 6 weeks later. Pre-and post-administration plasma and urine samples were analysed for cobalt and vitamin B12 . Urine and plasma samples were analysed for vitamin B12 using an immunoassay and cobalt concentrations were measured via ICP-MS. Baseline concentrations of cobalt in urine and plasma for each horse were subtracted from their cobalt concentrations post-administration for the PK analysis. Compartmental analysis was used for the determination of plasma PK parameters for cobalt using commercially available software. On administration of a vitamin B12 /cobalt supplement, the ratio of cobalt to vitamin B12 in plasma rapidly increased to approximately 3 and then rapidly declined below a ratio of 1 and then back to near baseline over the next week. On administration of 100 mg cobalt chloride, the ratio initially exceeded 10 in plasma and then declined with the lower 95% confidence interval remaining above a ratio of 1 for 7 days. For two horses with extended sampling, the plasma ratio remained above one for


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    BAI,M.; ROSER, T.


    This paper proposes a new design of spin flipper for RHIC to obtain full spin flip with the spin tune staying at half integer. The traditional technique of using an rf dipole or solenoid as spin flipper to achieve full spin flip in the presence of full Siberian snake requires one to change the snake configuration to move the spin tune away from half integer. This is not practical for an operational high energy polarized proton collider like RHIC where beam lifetime is sensitive to small betatron tune change. The design of the new spin flipper as well as numerical simulations are presented.

  17. High precision measurements of the neutron spin structure in Hall A at Jlab

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    Annand, R M; Cates, G; Cisbani, E; Franklin, G B; Liyanage, N; Puckett, A; Rosner, G; Wojtsekhowski, B


    Conclusions of this presentation are: (1) JLab energy upgrade will offer new exciting opportunities to study the nucleon (spin) structure such as high precision, unexplored phase space, flavor decomposition; (2) Large technological efforts is in progress to optimally exploit these opportunities; (3) HallA will be the first hall to get the new beam, first experiment expected to run in 2014; (4) A1n likely one of the first experiments to take data in the new 12 GeV era; and (5) SIDIS exp. will follow in couple of years.

  18. High spin states above the 28{sup {minus}} isomer in {sup 152}Ho

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    Rizzutto, M.A.; Ribas, R.V.; Cybulska, E.W.; Oliveira, J.R.; Zahn, G.S.; Medina, N.H. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Bazzacco, D.; Medina, N.H.; Brandolini, F.; Burch, R.; Lunardi, S.; Pavan, P.; Alvarez, C.R. [Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, Sezione di Padova, Padova (Italy); Spolaore, P. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy)


    The structure of the high spin states above the 28{sup {minus}} isomer in the odd-odd {sup 152}Ho nucleus was investigated using the GASP {gamma}-ray spectrometer coupled to the recoil mass spectrometer CAMEL. The {sup 152}Ho nucleus was populated through the {sup 120}Sn({sup 37}Cl,5n) fusion reaction at a beam energy of 187 MeV. A complex level scheme above that isomer was established up to an excitation energy of 13 MeV and I{approx} 40{h_bar}. No rotational bands were observed. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  19. Configuration assignments of yrare high-spin structures in sup 1 sup 2 sup 6 Cs

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    Li, X F; Lu, J B; Zhao, G Y; Yin, L C; Meng, R; Zhang, Z L; Wen, L J; Liu, Y Z; Zhou, X H; Guo, Y X; Lei, X G; Liu, Z; Zheng, Y; He, J J


    High-spin states in sup 1 sup 2 sup 6 Cs were populated in the reaction sup 1 sup 1 sup 6 Cd( sup 1 sup 4 N,4n) at a beam energy of 65 MeV. About 50 new transitions were placed in a level scheme that consists of six rotational structures, three of which have been observed for the first time. The newly observed bands and a previously reported but uninterpreted band were assigned configurations based on their population, aligned angular momentum, energy signature splitting and B(M1)/B(E2) ratios (for the strongly coupled bands). (orig.)

  20. Atomic masses above /sup 146/Gd derived from a shell model analysis of high spin states

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    Blomqvist, J; Daly, P J; Kleinheinz, P


    Using extensive spectroscopic data on high spin states involving aligned valence nucleons in very neutron deficient nuclei above /sup 146/Gd the authors have derived the ground state masses of /sup 146 /Gd, /sup 147,148/Tb, /sup 148,149,150/Dy, /sup 149,150,151/Ho, and /sup 150,151,152/Er from a shell model analysis. The mass values show a pronounced irregularity in the two-proton separation energies at /sup 146/Gd. The results also link nine alpha -decay chains to the known masses. (0 refs).

  1. Engineering electrocatalytic activity in nanosized perovskite cobaltite through surface spin-state transition (United States)

    Zhou, Shiming; Miao, Xianbing; Zhao, Xu; Ma, Chao; Qiu, Yuhao; Hu, Zhenpeng; Zhao, Jiyin; Shi, Lei; Zeng, Jie


    The activity of electrocatalysts exhibits a strongly dependence on their electronic structures. Specifically, for perovskite oxides, Shao-Horn and co-workers have reported a correlation between the oxygen evolution reaction activity and the eg orbital occupation of transition-metal ions, which provides guidelines for the design of highly active catalysts. Here we demonstrate a facile method to engineer the eg filling of perovskite cobaltite LaCoO3 for improving the oxygen evolution reaction activity. By reducing the particle size to ~80 nm, the eg filling of cobalt ions is successfully increased from unity to near the optimal configuration of 1.2 expected by Shao-Horn's principle. Consequently, the activity is significantly enhanced, comparable to those of recently reported cobalt oxides with eg~1.2 configurations. This enhancement is ascribed to the emergence of spin-state transition from low-spin to high-spin states for cobalt ions at the surface of the nanoparticles, leading to more active sites with increased reactivity.

  2. Spin crossover and Mott—Hubbard transition under high pressure and high temperature in the low mantle of the Earth (United States)

    Ovchinnikov, S. G.; Ovchinnikova, T. M.; Plotkin, V. V.; Dyad'kov, P. G.


    Effect of high pressure induced spin crossover on the magnetic, electronic and structural properties of the minerals forming the Earth's low mantle is discussed. The low temperature P, T phase diagram of ferropericlase has the quantum phase transition point Pc = 56 GPa at T = 0 confirmed recently by the synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy. The LDA+GTB calculated phase diagram describes the experimental data. Its extension to the high temperature resulted earlier in prediction of the metallic properties of the Earth's mantle at the depth 1400 km insulator transition and compare them with the experimental seismic and geomagnetic field data.

  3. Interwoven three-dimensional architecture of cobalt oxide nanobrush-graphene@Ni(x)Co(2x)(OH)(6x) for high-performance supercapacitors. (United States)

    Qu, Longbing; Zhao, Yunlong; Khan, Aamir Minhas; Han, Chunhua; Hercule, Kalele Mulonda; Yan, Mengyu; Liu, Xingyu; Chen, Wei; Wang, Dandan; Cai, Zhengyang; Xu, Wangwang; Zhao, Kangning; Zheng, Xiaolin; Mai, Liqiang


    Development of pseudocapacitor electrode materials with high comprehensive electrochemical performance, such as high capacitance, superior reversibility, excellent stability, and good rate capability at the high mass loading level, still is a tremendous challenge. To our knowledge, few works could successfully achieve the above comprehensive electrochemical performance simultaneously. Here we design and synthesize one interwoven three-dimensional (3D) architecture of cobalt oxide nanobrush-graphene@Ni(x)Co(2x)(OH)(6x) (CNG@NCH) electrode with high comprehensive electrochemical performance: high specific capacitance (2550 F g(-1) and 5.1 F cm(-2)), good rate capability (82.98% capacitance retention at 20 A g(-1) vs 1 A g(-1)), superior reversibility, and cycling stability (92.70% capacitance retention after 5000 cycles at 20 A g(-1)), which successfully overcomes the tremendous challenge for pseudocapacitor electrode materials. The asymmetric supercapacitor of CNG@NCH//reduced-graphene-oxide-film exhibits good rate capability (74.85% capacitance retention at 10 A g(-1) vs 0.5 A g(-1)) and high energy density (78.75 Wh kg(-1) at a power density of 473 W kg(-1)). The design of this interwoven 3D frame architecture can offer a new and appropriate idea for obtaining high comprehensive performance electrode materials in the energy storage field.

  4. Highly selective oxidation of styrene to benzaldehyde over a tailor-made cobalt oxide encapsulated zeolite catalyst. (United States)

    Liu, Jiangyong; Wang, Zihao; Jian, Panming; Jian, Ruiqi


    A tailor-made catalyst with cobalt oxide particles encapsulated into ZSM-5 zeolites (Co 3 O 4 @HZSM-5) was prepared via a hydrothermal method with the conventional impregnated Co 3 O 4 /SiO 2 catalyst as the precursor and Si source. Various characterization results show that the Co 3 O 4 @HZSM-5 catalyst has well-organized structure with Co 3 O 4 particles compatibly encapsulated in the zeolite crystals. The Co 3 O 4 @HZSM-5 catalyst was employed as an efficient catalyst for the selective oxidation of styrene to benzaldehyde with hydrogen peroxide as a green and economic oxidant. The effect of various reaction conditions including reaction time, reaction temperature, different kinds of solvents, styrene/H 2 O 2 molar ratio and catalyst dosage on the catalytic performance were systematically investigated. Under the optimized reaction condition, the yield of benzaldehyde can achieve 78.9% with 96.8% styrene conversion and 81.5% benzaldehyde selectivity. Such an excellent catalytic performance can be attributed to the synergistic effect between the confined reaction environment and the proper acidic property. In addition, the reaction mechanism with Co 3 O 4 @HZSM-5 as the catalyst for the selective oxidation of styrene to benzaldehyde was reasonably proposed. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. High performance sponge-like cobalt sulfide/reduced graphene oxide hybrid counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells (United States)

    Huo, Jinghao; Wu, Jihuai; Zheng, Min; Tu, Yongguang; Lan, Zhang


    A sponge-like cobalt sulfide/reduced graphene oxide (CoS/rGO) hybrid film is deposited on fluorine doped SnO2 (FTO) glass by electrophoretic deposition and ion exchange deposition, following by sodium borohydride and sulfuric acid solution treatment. The film is used as the counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), and is characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and Tafel measurements. The results show that the CoS counter electrode has a sponge structure with large specific surface area, small charge-transfer resistance at the electrode/electrolyte interface. The addition of rGO further improves the electrocatalytic activity for I3- reduction, which results in the better electrocatalytic property of CoS/rGO counter electrodes than that of Pt counter electrode. Using CoS/rGO0.2 as counter electrode, the DSSC achieves a power conversion efficiency of 9.39%; which is increased by 27.93% compared with the DSSC with Pt counter electrode (7.34%).

  6. Cobalt metabolism and toxicology-A brief update

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    Simonsen, Lars Ole, E-mail:; Harbak, Henrik; Bennekou, Poul


    phase lasting several weeks, and with a significant long-term retention in tissues for several years. In serum cobalt (Co{sup 2+}) binds to albumin, and the concentration of free, ionized Co{sup 2+} is estimated at 5-12% of the total cobalt concentration. In human red cells the membrane transport pathway for cobalt (Co{sup 2+}) uptake appears to be shared with calcium (Ca{sup 2+}), but with the uptake being essentially irreversible as cobalt is effectively bound in the cytosol and is not itself extruded by the Ca-pump. It is tempting to speculate that this could perhaps also be the case in other animal cells. If this were actually the case, the tissue partitioning and biokinetics of cobalt in cells and tissues would be closely related to the uptake of calcium, with cobalt partitioning primarily into tissues with a high calcium turn-over, and with cobalt accumulation and retention in tissues with a slow turn-over of the cells. The occupational cobalt exposure, e.g. in cobalt processing plants and hard-metal industry is well known and has probably been somewhat reduced in more recent years due to improved work place hygiene. Of note, however, adverse reactions to heart and lung have recently been demonstrated following cobalt exposure near or slightly under the current occupational exposure limit. Over the last decades the use of cobalt-chromium hard-metal alloys in orthopedic joint replacements, in particular in metal-on-metal bearings in hip joint arthroplasty, has created an entirely new source of internal cobalt exposure. Corrosion and wear produce soluble metal ions and metal debris in the form of huge numbers of wear particles in nanometric size, with systemic dissemination through lymph and systemic vascular system. This may cause adverse local reactions in peri-prosthetic soft-tissues, and in addition systemic toxicity. Of note, the metal nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be clearly more toxic than larger, micrometer-sized particles, and this has made the

  7. Observation of stable Néel skyrmions in cobalt/palladium multilayers with Lorentz transmission electron microscopy

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    Shawn D Pollard; Joseph A Garlow; Jiawei Yu; Zhen Wang; Yimei Zhu; Hyunsoo Yang


    ... with a strong Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. Here we report on the direct imaging of chiral spin structures including skyrmions in an exchange-coupled cobalt/palladium multilayer at room temperature with Lorentz transmission electron microscopy...

  8. A dissolved cobalt plume in the oxygen minimum zone of the eastern tropical South Pacific (United States)

    Hawco, Nicholas J.; Ohnemus, Daniel C.; Resing, Joseph A.; Twining, Benjamin S.; Saito, Mak A.


    Cobalt is a nutrient to phytoplankton, but knowledge about its biogeochemical cycling is limited, especially in the Pacific Ocean. Here, we report sections of dissolved cobalt and labile dissolved cobalt from the US GEOTRACES GP16 transect in the South Pacific. The cobalt distribution is closely tied to the extent and intensity of the oxygen minimum zone in the eastern South Pacific with highest concentrations measured at the oxycline near the Peru margin. Below 200 m, remineralization and circulation produce an inverse relationship between cobalt and dissolved oxygen that extends throughout the basin. Within the oxygen minimum zone, elevated concentrations of labile cobalt are generated by input from coastal sources and reduced scavenging at low O2. As these high cobalt waters are upwelled and advected offshore, phytoplankton export returns cobalt to low-oxygen water masses underneath. West of the Peru upwelling region, dissolved cobalt is less than 10 pM in the euphotic zone and strongly bound by organic ligands. Because the cobalt nutricline within the South Pacific gyre is deeper than in oligotrophic regions in the North and South Atlantic, cobalt involved in sustaining phytoplankton productivity in the gyre is heavily recycled and ultimately arrives from lateral transport of upwelled waters from the eastern margin. In contrast to large coastal inputs, atmospheric deposition and hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise appear to be minor sources of cobalt. Overall, these results demonstrate that oxygen biogeochemistry exerts a strong influence on cobalt cycling.

  9. Optimal control of fast and high-fidelity quantum state transfer in spin-1/2 chains

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    Zhang, Xiong-Peng [School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Shao, Bin, E-mail: [School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Hu, Shuai; Zou, Jian [School of Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Wu, Lian-Ao [Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, The Basque Country University (EHU/UPV), PO Box 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao (Spain)


    Spin chains are promising candidates for quantum communication and computation. Using quantum optimal control (OC) theory based on the Krotov method, we present a protocol to perform quantum state transfer with fast and high fidelity by only manipulating the boundary spins in a quantum spin-1/2 chain. The achieved speed is about one order of magnitude faster than that is possible in the Lyapunov control case for comparable fidelities. Additionally, it has a fundamental limit for OC beyond which optimization is not possible. The controls are exerted only on the couplings between the boundary spins and their neighbors, so that the scheme has good scalability. We also demonstrate that the resulting OC scheme is robust against disorder in the chain.

  10. High spin levels populated in multinucleon-transfer reactions with 480 MeV /sup 12/C

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    Kraus, L.; Boucenna, A.; Linck, I.; Lott, B.; Rebmeister, R.; Schulz, N.; Sens, J.C.; Mermaz, M.C.; Berthier, B.; Lucas, R.; and others


    Two- and three-nucleon stripping reactions induced by 480 MeV /sup 12/C have been studied on /sup 12/C, /sup 16/O, /sup 28/Si, /sup 40/Ca, and /sup 54/Fe target nuclei. Discrete levels are fed with cross sections up to 1 mbsr for d-transfer reactions and 1 order and 2 orders of magnitude less for 2p- and /sup 3/He-transfer reactions, respectively. These reactions preferentially populate high spin states with stretched configurations. Several spin assignments were known from transfer reactions induced by lighter projectiles at incident energies well above the Coulomb barrier. In the case of two-nucleon transfer reactions, the energy of these states is well reproduced by crude shell model calculations. Such estimates are of use in proposing spins of newly observed states especially as the shapes of the measured angular distributions are independent of the final spin of the residual nucleus.

  11. High-spin states and lifetime measurements in sup 1 sup 7 sup 1 Hf

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    Cullen, D M; Appelbe, D E; Wilson, A N; Paul, E S; Bergström, M H; Sharpey-Schafer, J F; Baktash, C; Frosch, I; Lee, I Y; Macchiavelli, A O; MacLeod, R W; Prevost, D; Theisen, C; Curien, D


    This paper describes the results of two complementary experiments which studied the properties of the well-deformed nucleus sup 1 sup 7 sup 1 Hf. The first experiment, with a thin self-supporting target, extended the rotational bands built upon the [633]7/2, [512]5/2 and [521]1/2 configurations up to spins of 73/2-85/2 Planck constant. The configurations of these bands and observed band crossings are discussed within the framework of the cranked-shell model. The second experiment employed a backed target in order to measure the lifetimes, by the Doppler Shift Attenuation method, and thereby establish deformations for some of the states in the collective rotational bands. The extracted deformations are found to be consistent with those predicted from theoretical Total Routhian Surface calculations. These deformations provide strong evidence that the high-spin states in sup 1 sup 7 sup 1 Hf, and perhaps more importantly, in the region where the high-K (K suppi=19/2 sup + and K suppi=23/2 sup -) isomeric states ...

  12. Beta decay of medium and high spin isomers in sup 9 sup 4 Ag

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    La Commara, M; Döring, J; Galanopoulos, S; Grawe, H; Harissopoulos, S V; Hellström, M; Janas, Z; Kirchner, R; Mazzocchi, C; Ostrowski, A N; Plettner, C; Rainovski, G; Roeckl, E; Schmidt, K


    The very neutron-deficient isotope sup 9 sup 4 Ag was produced at the GSI on-line mass separator by using the reaction sup 5 sup 8 Ni( sup 4 sup 0 Ca, p3n). The beta-decay properties of sup 9 sup 4 Ag were studied by detecting for the first time beta-delayed gamma rays and beta-gamma-gamma coincidences. Both the population of excited levels in the daughter nucleus sup 9 sup 4 Pd and the beta-decay half-life of sup 9 sup 4 Ag were investigated. The major part of the feeding was assigned to the decay of an I suppi=(7 sup +) isomer with a half-life of (0.36+-0.03) s. A weak beta-decay branch was found to populate high-spin levels in the sup 9 sup 4 Pd daughter with I>=18. It is tentatively assigned to the decay of a high-spin parent state in sup 9 sup 4 Ag with I>=17 and a half-life (0.3+-0.2) s. The measured beta-decay properties as well as the level structure of sup 9 sup 4 Ag and sup 9 sup 4 Pd are discussed in comparison with shell-model predictions.

  13. Study of spin-exchange optically pumped 3He cells with high polarisation and long lifetimes (United States)

    Parnell, S. R.; Babcock, E.; Nünighoff, K.; Skoda, M. W. A.; Boag, S.; Masalovich, S.; Chen, W. C.; Georgii, R.; Wild, J. M.; Frost, C. D.


    We present a detailed investigation into 3He neutron spin filter cells polarised by spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP). We include measurements of the absolute 3He polarisation using neutron transmission and characterisation of both the X-factor and 3He relaxation times ( T1) for a number of cells. For one cell we calculated a maximum 3He polarisation of 79% with a T1 of 633 h. The measured X-factor of this cell, X=0.17±0.01, is low. For all cells polarisations of >71% are observed. In addition we present 3He relaxation data for a new design of magneto-static cavity with a field of high homogeneity ΔB/B0≈3.5×10-4 cm-1. This compact device provides a magnetic field in an orientation suitable for in situ optical pumping that minimises the field inhomogeneity contribution to the T1 to 930 h in a 1 bar cell, the longest reported on beam thus far. The results suggest that high 3He polarisation with long relaxation times can now be routinely obtained with SEOP, enabling time independent incident beam polarisation to be easily implemented across many different neutron scattering instruments.

  14. High-spin states and lifetime measurements in {sup 171}Hf

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    Cullen, D.M.; Reed, A.T.; Appelbe, D.E.; Wilson, A.N.; Paul, E.S.; Bergstroem, M.H.; Sharpey-Schafer, J.F.; Baktash, C.; Frosch, I.; Lee, I.Y.; Macchiavelli, A.O.; MacLeod, R.W.; Prevost, D.; Theisen, Ch.; Curien, D


    This paper describes the results of two complementary experiments which studied the properties of the well-deformed nucleus {sup 171}Hf. The first experiment, with a thin self-supporting target, extended the rotational bands built upon the [633]7/2, [512]5/2 and [521]1/2 configurations up to spins of 73/2-85/2{Dirac_h}. The configurations of these bands and observed band crossings are discussed within the framework of the cranked-shell model. The second experiment employed a backed target in order to measure the lifetimes, by the Doppler Shift Attenuation method, and thereby establish deformations for some of the states in the collective rotational bands. The extracted deformations are found to be consistent with those predicted from theoretical Total Routhian Surface calculations. These deformations provide strong evidence that the high-spin states in {sup 171}Hf, and perhaps more importantly, in the region where the high-K (K{sup {pi}}=19/2{sup +} and K{sup {pi}}=23/2{sup -}) isomeric states decay, retain their well-deformed axial symmetry.

  15. Preparation of CNTs rope by electrostatic and airflow field carding with high speed rotor spinning (United States)

    Dai, J. F.; Liu, J. F.; Zou, J. T.; Dai, Y. L.


    The large-scale preparation of disorderly CNTs with a length larger than 3 mm using CVD method were aligned in polymer monomer airflow fields in a quartz tube with an internal diameter of 200 μm and a length of 1.5 m. The airflow aligned CNTs at the output end of the pipe connects to a copper nozzle with an electrostatic field of applied voltage 5x105 V/m and space length of 0.03 m, which were further realigned using via electrostatic spinning. End to end spray into the high speed rotor twisted single-stranded carbon nanotubes threads via rotor spinning technology. The essential component of this technique was the use of carbon nanotubes at a high rotory speed (200000 r/min) combined with the double twisting of filaments that were twisted together to increase the radial friction of the entire section. SEM micrography showed that carbon nanotube thread has a uniform diameter of approximately 200 μm. Its tensile strength was tested up to 2.7 Gpa, with a length of several meters.

  16. Fabrication of highly oriented nanoporous fibers via airflow bubble-spinning (United States)

    Liu, Fujuan; Li, Shaokai; Fang, Yue; Zheng, Fangfang; Li, Junhua; He, Jihuan


    Highly oriented Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) nanofibers with nanoporous structures has been successfully fabricated via airflow bubble-spinning without electrostatic hazard. In this work, the volatile solvent was necessary for preparing the nanoporous fiber, which was attributed to the competition between phase separation and solvent evaporation. The interconnected porous structures were affected by the processing variables of solution concentration, airflow temperature, collecting distance and relative humidity (RH). Besides, the rheological properties of solutions were studied and the highly oriented PLA nanofibers with nanoporous structure were also completely characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM). This study provided a novel technique that successfully gets rid of the potential safety hazards caused by unexpected static to prepare highly oriented nanoporous fibers, which would demonstrate an impressive prospect for the fields of adsorption and filtration.

  17. Host-mediated synthesis of cobalt aluminate/γ-alumina nanoflakes: a dispersible composite pigment with high catalytic activities. (United States)

    Dandapat, Anirban; De, Goutam


    Cobalt aluminate/γ-alumina (CoAl(2)O(4)/γ-Al(2)O(3)) nanocomposite pigment with mesoporous structure has been synthesized. The method simply involves adsorption of Co(2+) ion on the surface of a commercially available boehmite (AlOOH) powder followed by the reaction of Co(2+) and AlOOH at relatively low temperature (500 °C) to obtain CoAl(2)O(4)/γ-Al(2)O(3) composite nanopowders. The formation of γ-Al(2)O(3) from boehmite induces the in situ generation of isostructural CoAl(2)O(4) (both crystallize as cubic spinel) at such a low temperature. The obtained intense blue powder of optimal composition (53.6 wt % CoAl(2)O(4) in γ-Al(2)O(3)) can be dispersed in glycerol and characterized by UV-visible, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, and nitrogen sorption analyses. Raman studies confirm the formation of CoAl(2)O(4) phase in γ-Al(2)O(3). TEM studies reveal the formation of flake shaped (5-10 nm in width and 10-25 nm in length) nanopowders, and these flakes are assembled to form mesoporous structure. The specific surface area, total pore volume and average pore diameter of this powder are estimated to be ~118 m(2) g(-1), 0.1375 cm(3) g(-1), and 4.65 nm, respectively. This composite nanopowder has been used as an active catalyst for the decomposition of H(2)O(2) at room temperature and the decomposition follows the first order kinetics with rate constant value close to 2.3 × 10(-2) min(-1). This pigment nanopowder can be reused for several cycles without noticeable degradation of its original catalytic activity. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  18. High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning 1H-NMR Metabolic Profiling of Nanoliter Biological Tissues at High Magnetic Field

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    Feng, Ju; Hu, Jian Z.; Burton, Sarah D.; Hoyt, David W.


    It is demonstrated that a high resolution magic angle spinning 1H-NMR spectrum of biological tissue samples with volumes as small as 150 nanoliters, or 0.15 mg in weight, can be acquired in a few minutes at 21.1 T magnetic field using a commercial 1.6 mm fast-MAS probe with minor modification of the MAS rotor. The strategies of sealing the samples inside the MAS rotor to avoid fluid leakage as well as the ways of optimizing the signal to noise are discussed.

  19. High performance of a cobalt?nitrogen complex for the reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds into amines and their derivatives


    Jiang, Liang; Wang, Fan; Deng, Kejian; Lv, Kangle; Zhang, Zehui


    Replacement of precious noble metal catalysts with low-cost, non-noble heterogeneous catalysts for chemoselective reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds holds tremendous promise for the clean synthesis of nitrogen-containing chemicals. We report a robust cobalt?nitrogen/carbon (Co?N x /C-800-AT) catalyst for the reduction and reductive coupling of nitro compounds into amines and their derivates. The Co?N x /C-800-AT catalyst was prepared by the pyrolysis of cobalt phthalocyanine?...

  20. Structure of high-spin states in sup 1 sup 0 sup 0 Pd

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    Pérez, G E; Algora, A; Dombrádi, Z; Nyakó, B M; Timar, J; Zolnai, L; Wyss, R; Cederkäll, J; Johnson, A; Kérek, A; Klamra, W; Norlin, L O; Lipoglavsek, M; Fahlander, C; Likar, A; Palacz, M; Atac, A; Nyberg, J; Persson, J; Gizon, A; Gizon, J; Boston, A J; Paul, E S; Grawe, H; Schubart, R; Joss, D T; Juutinen, S; Maekelae, E; Kownacki, J P; De Poli, M; Bednarczyk, P; De Angelis, G; Seweryniak, D; Foltescu, D; Roth, H A; Skeppstedt, Ö; Jerrestam, D; Shizuma, T; Sletten, G; Toermaenen, S


    High-spin states of the neutron deficient sup 1 sup 0 sup 0 Pd nucleus have been investigated via the sup 5 sup 0 Cr( sup 5 sup 8 Ni, 4p alpha) and sup 7 sup 0 Zn( sup 3 sup 6 S,6n) heavy-ion induced reactions. For the detection of evaporated particles and gamma rays the NORDBALL array equipped with ancillary detectors and the EUROGAM II detector system were utilized. By the use of in-beam spectroscopic methods 89 transitions belonging to sup 1 sup 0 sup 0 Pd have been observed, 49 of which were identified for the first time. The level scheme has been extended up to E sub x approx 16 MeV excitation energy and I approx 25 Planck constant. The experimental results were compared with the predictions of cranked shell model calculations. Maximal spin alignments were found in the (pi g sub 9 sub / sub 2) sup - sup 4 sub 1 sub 2 sub sup + (nu d sub 5 sub / sub 2 ,g sub 7 sub / sub 2 sup 3 h sub 1 sub 1 sub / sub 2) sub 1 sub 3 sub sup - and (pi g sub 9 sub / sub 2 sup - sup 3 p sub 1 sub / sub 2) sub 1 sub 1 sub sup...

  1. Enhanced Central System of the Traversing Rod for High-Performance Rotor Spinning Machines

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    Valtera Jan


    Full Text Available The paper deals with the improvement of central traversing system on rotor spinning machines, where rectilinear motion with variable stroke is used. A new system of traversing rod with implemented set of magnetic-mechanical energy accumulators is described. Mathematical model of this system is analysed in the MSC. Software Adams/View and verified by an experimental measurement on a real-length testing rig. Analysis results prove the enhancement of devised traversing system, where the overall dynamic force is reduced considerably. At the same time, the precision of the traversing movement over the machine length is increased. This enables to increase machine operating speed while satisfying both the maximal tensile strength of the traversing rod and also output bobbin size standards. The usage of the developed mathematical model for determination of the optimal number and distribution of accumulators over the traversing rod of optional parameters is proved. The potential of the devised system for high-performance rotor spinning machines with longer traversing rod is also discussed.

  2. Equation-of-motion coupled cluster method for the description of the high spin excited states

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    Musiał, Monika, E-mail:; Lupa, Łukasz; Kucharski, Stanisław A. [Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice (Poland)


    The equation-of-motion (EOM) coupled cluster (CC) approach in the version applicable for the excitation energy (EE) calculations has been formulated for high spin components. The EE-EOM-CC scheme based on the restricted Hartree-Fock reference and standard amplitude equations as used in the Davidson diagonalization procedure yields the singlet states. The triplet and higher spin components require separate amplitude equations. In the case of quintets, the relevant equations are much simpler and easier to solve. Out of 26 diagrammatic terms contributing to the R{sub 1} and R{sub 2} singlet equations in the case of quintets, only R{sub 2} operator survives with 5 diagrammatic terms present. In addition all terms engaging three body elements of the similarity transformed Hamiltonian disappear. This indicates a substantial simplification of the theory. The implemented method has been applied to the pilot study of the excited states of the C{sub 2} molecule and quintet states of C and Si atoms.

  3. Evolution of spin excitations in a gapped antiferromagnet from the quantum to the high-temperature limit

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    Kenzelmann, M.; Cowley, R.A.; Buyers, W.J.L.


    We have mapped from the quantum to the classical limit the spin excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain system CsNiCl3 in its paramagnetic phase from T=5 to 200 K. Neutron scattering shows that the excitations are resonant and dispersive up to at least T=70 Ksimilar o...... and the experiment is not consistent with the random phase approximation for coupled quantum chains. At T=200 K, the structure factor and second energy moment of the excitation spectrum are in excellent agreement with the high-temperature series expansion.......We have mapped from the quantum to the classical limit the spin excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain system CsNiCl3 in its paramagnetic phase from T=5 to 200 K. Neutron scattering shows that the excitations are resonant and dispersive up to at least T=70 Ksimilar...... is in agreement with quantum Monte Carlo calculations for the spin-1 chain. xi is also consistent with the single mode approximation, suggesting that the excitations are short-lived single particle excitations. Below T=12 K where three-dimensional spin correlations are important, xi is shorter than predicted...

  4. Induced spin polarization effect in graphene by ferromagnetic nanocontact

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    Mandal, Sumit; Saha, Shyamal K., E-mail: [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)


    Chemically synthesized graphene contains large number of defects which act as localized spin moments at the defect sites. Cobalt nanosheets of variable thickness are grown on graphene surface to investigate spin/magnetotransport through graphene sheets containing large number of localized spins. Negative magnetoresistance (MR) is observed over the entire temperature range (5–300 K) for thin cobalt sheets, while a cross-over from negative to positive MR with increasing temperature is noticed for thicker cobalt sheets. The observed MR results are explained on the basis of recently reported spin polarization effect in graphene due to the presence of ferromagnetic atoms on the surface considering a spin valve like Co/graphene/Co nanostructures.

  5. Observation of isomeric decays and the high spin states in doubly-odd 208Fr

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    Kanjilal, D; Goswami, A; Kshetri, R; Raut, R; Saha, S; Bhowmik, R K; Gehlot, J; Muralithar, S; Singh, R P; Jnaneswari, G; Mukherjee, G; Mukherjee, B


    Neutron deficient isotopes of Francium (Z=87, N=121-123) as excited nuclei were produced in the fusion-evaporation reaction: 197Au(16O,xn)[213-x]Fr at 100 MeV. The gamma-rays from the residues were observed through the high sensitivity Germanium Clover detector array INGA. The decay of the high spin states and the isomeric states of the doubly-odd 208Fr nuclei, identified from the known sequence of ground state transitions, were observed. The half lives of the 194(2) keV isomeric transition, known from earlier observations, was measured to be 233(18) ns. A second isomeric transition at 383(2) keV and half life of 33(7) ns was also found. The measured half lives were compared with the corresponding single particle estimates, based on a the level scheme obtained from the experiment.

  6. High spin states and isomeric decays in doubly-odd 208Fr (United States)

    Kanjilal, D.; Bhattacharya, S.; Goswami, A.; Kshetri, R.; Raut, R.; Saha, S.; Bhowmik, R. K.; Gehlot, J.; Muralithar, S.; Singh, R. P.; Jnaneswari, G.; Mukherjee, G.; Mukherjee, B.


    Neutron deficient isotopes of francium ( Z=87, N˜121-123) as excited nuclei were produced in the fusion-evaporation reaction: 197Au( 16O, xn) 213 - xFr at 100 MeV. The γ rays from the residues were observed through the high sensitivity Germanium Clover detector array INGA. The decay of the high spin states and the isomeric states of the doubly-odd 208Fr nuclei, identified from the known sequence of ground state transitions, were observed. The half-lives of the E=194(2) keV isomeric transition, known from earlier observations, was measured to be T=233(18) ns. A second isomeric transition at E=383(2) keV and T=33(7) ns was also found. The measured half-lives were compared with the corresponding single particle estimates, based on the level scheme obtained from the experiment.

  7. A Study of Particle Beam Spin Dynamics for High Precision Experiments

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    Fiedler, Andrew J. [Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States)


    In the search for physics beyond the Standard Model, high precision experiments to measure fundamental properties of particles are an important frontier. One group of such measurements involves magnetic dipole moment (MDM) values as well as searching for an electric dipole moment (EDM), both of which could provide insights about how particles interact with their environment at the quantum level and if there are undiscovered new particles. For these types of high precision experiments, minimizing statistical uncertainties in the measurements plays a critical role. \\\\ \\indent This work leverages computer simulations to quantify the effects of statistical uncertainty for experiments investigating spin dynamics. In it, analysis of beam properties and lattice design effects on the polarization of the beam is performed. As a case study, the beam lines that will provide polarized muon beams to the Fermilab Muon \\emph{g}-2 experiment are analyzed to determine the effects of correlations between the phase space variables and the overall polarization of the muon beam.

  8. Highly Nuclear-Spin-Polarized Deuterium Atoms from the UV Photodissociation of Deuterium Iodide (United States)

    Sofikitis, Dimitris; Glodic, Pavle; Koumarianou, Greta; Jiang, Hongyan; Bougas, Lykourgos; Samartzis, Peter C.; Andreev, Alexander; Rakitzis, T. Peter


    We report a novel highly spin-polarized deuterium (SPD) source, via the photodissociation of deuterium iodide at 270 nm. I (P2 3 /2) photofragments are ionized with m -state selectivity, and their velocity distribution measured via velocity-map slice imaging, from which the D polarization is determined. The process produces ˜100 % electronically polarized D at the time of dissociation, which is then converted to ˜60 % nuclear D polarization after ˜1.6 ns . These production times for SPD allow collision-limited densities of ˜1 018 cm-3 and at production rates of ˜1 021 s-1 which are 1 06 and 1 04 times higher than conventional (Stern-Gerlach separation) methods, respectively. We discuss the production of SPD beams, and combining high-density SPD with laser fusion, to investigate polarized D-T, D -He 3 , and D-D fusion.

  9. Consumer leather exposure: an unrecognized cause of cobalt sensitization. (United States)

    Thyssen, Jacob P; Johansen, Jeanne D; Jellesen, Morten S; Møller, Per; Sloth, Jens J; Zachariae, Claus; Menné, Torkil


    A patient who had suffered from persistent generalized dermatitis for 7 years was diagnosed with cobalt sensitization, and his leather couch was suspected as the culprit, owing to the clinical presentation mimicking allergic chromium dermatitis resulting from leather furniture exposure. The cobalt spot test, X-ray fluorescence, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy were used to determine cobalt content and release from the leather couch that caused the dermatitis and from 14 randomly collected samples of furniture leather. The sample from the patient's leather couch, but none of the 14 random leather samples, released cobalt in high concentrations. Dermatitis cleared when the patient stopped using his couch. Cobalt is used in the so-called pre-metallized dyeing of leather products. Repeated studies have found high levels of cobalt sensitization, but not nickel sensitization, in patients with foot dermatitis. We raise the possibility that cobalt may be widely released from leather items, and advise dermatologists to consider this in patients with positive cobalt patch test reactions. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. Iron- and Cobalt-Catalyzed Alkene Hydrogenation: Catalysis with Both Redox-Active and Strong Field Ligands. (United States)

    Chirik, Paul J


    The hydrogenation of alkenes is one of the most impactful reactions catalyzed by homogeneous transition metal complexes finding application in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and commodity chemical industries. For decades, catalyst technology has relied on precious metal catalysts supported by strong field ligands to enable highly predictable two-electron redox chemistry that constitutes key bond breaking and forming steps during turnover. Alternative catalysts based on earth abundant transition metals such as iron and cobalt not only offer potential environmental and economic advantages but also provide an opportunity to explore catalysis in a new chemical space. The kinetically and thermodynamically accessible oxidation and spin states may enable new mechanistic pathways, unique substrate scope, or altogether new reactivity. This Account describes my group's efforts over the past decade to develop iron and cobalt catalysts for alkene hydrogenation. Particular emphasis is devoted to the interplay of the electronic structure of the base metal compounds and their catalytic performance. First generation, aryl-substituted pyridine(diimine) iron dinitrogen catalysts exhibited high turnover frequencies at low catalyst loadings and hydrogen pressures for the hydrogenation of unactivated terminal and disubstituted alkenes. Exploration of structure-reactivity relationships established smaller aryl substituents and more electron donating ligands resulted in improved performance. Second generation iron and cobalt catalysts where the imine donors were replaced by N-heterocyclic carbenes resulted in dramatically improved activity and enabled hydrogenation of more challenging unactivated, tri- and tetrasubstituted alkenes. Optimized cobalt catalysts have been discovered that are among the most active homogeneous hydrogenation catalysts known. Synthesis of enantiopure, C1 symmetric pyridine(diimine) cobalt complexes have enabled rare examples of highly enantioselective

  11. Summary: symmetries and spin

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    Haxton, W.C. (Institute for Nuclear Theory, Department of Physcis, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (US))


    I discuss a number of the themes of the Symmetries and Spin session of the 8th International Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics: parity non-conservation, CP/T nonconservation, and tests of charge symmetry and charge independence.

  12. Spin dynamics in high-T{sub C} superconducting cuprates; Dynamique de spins dans les oxydes de cuivre supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique

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    Bourges, Ph


    This work is dedicated to the detailed investigations of the magnetic resonance peak in the superconducting state of cuprates. The existence of such a peak could be the signature of a mechanism linked to magnetism that could explain high critical temperature superconductivity. Inelastic neutron scattering is an adequate tool for the understanding of cuprate properties because it reveals magnetic fluctuations whose behaviour and variety depend strongly on temperature and on the level of doping. The last part of this work is dedicated to the study of spin dynamics in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} system.

  13. An auto-balancer device for high spin-drying frequencies (LoWash Project

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    Clerc Christian


    Full Text Available Auto-balancing or active control balancing can be efficient solutions for high speed rotors with changing out-of-balance loads like washing machines in spin-drying mode. In the LoWash EU project, Vibratec is in charge to design, to build and to validate a balancing system for reducing the vibrations at high spin-drying speeds. The system is based on two trolleys rolling in a ring linked to the drum. The trolley shape allows a ring cross section optimization and they are equipped with a mechanism for escaping the disadvantage encountered at low speeds by similar devices. Analytical and multi-body models are first made for understanding the mechanisms, highlighting the driving parameters and drawing the final design of a first prototype which is inserted in a washing machine drum. Different tests are carried out for different initial unbalances and different rotation speeds: the residual unbalance is measured by means of a set of accelerometers mounted on the tub, while the mobile masses behaviour is observed by means of a large aperture swift camera. The test results highlight the auto-balancer high efficiency but also the sensitivity to geometrical defects which should be corrected in the next systems. According the theory, the balancing is efficient when the rotation frequency is significantly greater than the hanging frequencies. The multi-body model relevance is also demonstrated. A washer-dryer prototype including an auto-balancer second prototype and two other innovations, regarding thermal exchange efficiency and drum insulation, will be tested in operating conditions.

  14. Wear and migration of highly cross-linked and conventional cemented polyethylene cups with cobalt chrome or Oxinium femoral heads: a randomized radiostereometric study of 150 patients. (United States)

    Kadar, Thomas; Hallan, Geir; Aamodt, Arild; Indrekvam, Kari; Badawy, Mona; Skredderstuen, Arne; Havelin, Leif Ivar; Stokke, Terje; Haugan, Kristin; Espehaug, Birgitte; Furnes, Ove


    This randomized study was performed to compare wear and migration of five different cemented total hip joint articulations in 150 patients. The patients received either a Charnley femoral stem with a 22.2 mm head or a Spectron EF femoral stem with a 28 mm head. The Charnley articulated with a γ-sterilized Charnley Ogee acetabular cup. The Spectron EF was used with either EtO-sterilized non-cross-linked polyethylene (Reflection All-Poly) or highly cross-linked (Reflection All-Poly XLPE) cups, combined with either cobalt chrome (CoCr) or Oxinium femoral heads. The patients were followed with repeated RSA measurements for 2 years. After 2 years, the EtO-sterilized non-cross-linked Reflection All-Poly cups had more than four times higher proximal penetration than its highly cross-linked counterpart. Use of Oxinium femoral heads did not affect penetration at 2 years compared to heads made of CoCr. Further follow-up is needed to evaluate the benefits, if any, of Oxinium femoral heads in the clinical setting. The Charnley Ogee was not outperformed by the more recently introduced implants in our study. We conclude that this prostheses still represents a standard against which new implants can be measured. Copyright © 2011 Orthopaedic Research Society.

  15. Ferromagnetic tunnel contacts to graphene: Contact resistance and spin signal

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    Cubukcu, M.; Laczkowski, P.; Vergnaud, C.; Marty, A.; Attané, J.-P.; Notin, L.; Vila, L., E-mail:; Jamet, M. [University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, INAC-SP2M, F-38054 Grenoble (France); Martin, M.-B.; Seneor, P.; Anane, A.; Deranlot, C.; Fert, A. [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales, F-91767 Palaiseau (France); Auffret, S. [University Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CEA, INAC-SPINTEC, Grenoble F-38054 (France); Ducruet, C. [Crocus Technology, 4 place Robert Schuman, 38000 Grenoble (France)


    We report spin transport in CVD graphene-based lateral spin valves using different magnetic contacts. We compared the spin signal amplitude measured on devices where the cobalt layer is directly in contact with the graphene to the one obtained using tunnel contacts. Although a sizeable spin signal (up to ∼2 Ω) is obtained with direct contacts, the signal is strongly enhanced (∼400 Ω) by inserting a tunnel barrier. In addition, we studied the resistance-area product (R.A) of a variety of contacts on CVD graphene. In particular, we compared the R.A products of alumina and magnesium oxide tunnel barriers grown by sputtering deposition of aluminum or magnesium and subsequent natural oxidation under pure oxygen atmosphere or by plasma. When using an alumina tunnel barrier on CVD graphene, the R.A product is high and exhibits a large dispersion. This dispersion can be highly reduced by using a magnesium oxide tunnel barrier, as for the R.A value. This study gives insight in the material quest for reproducible and efficient spin injection in CVD graphene.

  16. Potential for cobalt recovery from lateritic ores in Europe (United States)

    Herrington, R.


    Cobalt is one of the 'critical metals' identified under the EU Raw Materials Initiative. Annually the global mine production of cobalt is around 55,000 tonnes,with Europe's industries consuming around 30% of that figure. Currently Europe produces around 27 tonnes of cobalt from mines in Finland although new capacity is planned. Co-bearing nickel laterite ores being mined in Greece, Macedonia and Kosovo where the cobalt is currently not being recovered (ores have typical analyses of 0.055% Co and >1% Ni,). These ores are currently treated directly in pyrometallurgical plants to recover the contained nickel and this process means there is no separate cobalt product produced. Hydrometallurgical treatment of mineralogically suitable laterite ores can recover the cobalt; for example Cuba recovers 3,500 tonnes of cobalt from its laterite mining operations, which are of a similar scale to the current European operations. Implementation of hydrometallurgical techniques is in its infancy in Europe with one deposit in Turkey planning to use atmospheric heap leaching to recover nickel and copper from oxide-dominated ores. More widespread implementation of these methods to mineralogically suitable ore types could unlock the highly significant undeveloped resources (with metal contents >0.04% Co and >1% Ni), which have been defined throughout the Balkans eastwards into Turkey. At a conservative estimate, this region has the potential to supply up to 30% of the EU cobalt requirements.

  17. Consumer leather exposure: an unrecognized cause of cobalt sensitization

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    Thyssen, J.P.; Johansen, Jeanne D.; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl


    BACKGROUND: A patient who had suffered from persistent generalized dermatitis for 7 years was diagnosed with cobalt sensitization, and his leather couch was suspected as the culprit, owing to the clinical presentation mimicking allergic chromium dermatitis resulting from leather furniture exposure....... MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cobalt spot test, X-ray fluorescence, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy were used to determine cobalt content and release from the leather couch that caused the dermatitis and from 14 randomly collected samples of furniture leather....... RESULTS: The sample from the patient's leather couch, but none of the 14 random leather samples, released cobalt in high concentrations. Dermatitis cleared when the patient stopped using his couch. CONCLUSIONS: Cobalt is used in the so-called pre-metallized dyeing of leather products. Repeated studies...

  18. High-resolution electron microscopy in spin pumping NiFe/Pt interfaces

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    Ley Domínguez, D., E-mail:; Sáenz-Hernández, R. J.; Faudoa Arzate, A.; Arteaga Duran, A. I.; Ornelas Gutiérrez, C. E.; Solís Canto, O.; Botello-Zubiate, M. E.; Rivera-Gómez, F. J.; Matutes-Aquino, J. A. [Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, S.C., Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua 31109 (Mexico); Azevedo, A.; Silva, G. L. da; Rezende, S. M. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife, PE (Brazil)


    In order to understand the effect of the interface on the spin pumping and magnetic proximity effects, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) were used to analyze Py/Pt bilayer and Pt/Py/Pt trilayer systems. The samples were deposited by dc magnetron sputtering at room temperature on Si (001) substrates. The Py layer thickness was fixed at 12 nm in all the samples and the Pt thickness was varied in a range of 0–23 nm. A diffusion zone of approximately 8 nm was found in the Py/Pt interfaces and confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis. The FMR measurements show an increase in the linewidth and a shift in the ferromagnetic resonance field, which reach saturation.

  19. Spin-Orbit Torque from a Magnetic Heterostructure of High-Entropy Alloy (United States)

    Chen, Tian-Yue; Chuang, Tsao-Chi; Huang, Ssu-Yen; Yen, Hung-Wei; Pai, Chi-Feng


    High-entropy alloy (HEA) is a family of metallic materials with nearly equal partitions of five or more metals, which might possess mechanical and transport properties that are different from conventional binary or tertiary alloys. In this work, we demonstrate current-induced spin-orbit torque (SOT) magnetization switching in a Ta-Nb-Hf-Zr-Ti HEA-based magnetic heterostructure with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. The maximum dampinglike SOT efficiency from this particular HEA-based magnetic heterostructure is further determined to be |ζDLHEA | ≈0.033 by hysteresis-loop-shift measurements, while that for the Ta control sample is |ζDLTa | ≈0.04 . Our results indicate that HEA-based magnetic heterostructures can serve as an alternative group of potential candidates for SOT device applications due to the possibility of tuning buffer-layer properties with more than two constituent elements.

  20. Quantitative Temperature Dependence of Longitudinal Spin Seebeck Effect at High Temperatures

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    Ken-ichi Uchida


    Full Text Available We report temperature-dependent measurements of longitudinal spin Seebeck effects (LSSEs in Pt/Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} (YIG/Pt systems in a high temperature range from room temperature to above the Curie temperature of YIG. The experimental results show that the magnitude of the LSSE voltage in the Pt/YIG/Pt systems rapidly decreases with increasing the temperature and disappears above the Curie temperature. The critical exponent of the LSSE voltage in the Pt/YIG/Pt systems at the Curie temperature is estimated to be 3, which is much greater than that for the magnetization curve of YIG. This difference highlights the fact that the mechanism of the LSSE cannot be explained in terms of simple static magnetic properties in YIG.

  1. Sonochemical Synthesis of Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles

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    Partha P. Goswami


    Full Text Available Cobalt ferrite being a hard magnetic material with high coercivity and moderate magnetization has found wide-spread applications. In this paper, we have reported the sonochemical synthesis of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles using metal acetate precursors. The ferrite synthesis occurs in three steps (hydrolysis of acetates, oxidation of hydroxides, and in situ microcalcination of metal oxides that are facilitated by physical and chemical effects of cavitation bubbles. The physical and magnetic properties of the ferrite nano-particles thus synthesized have been found to be comparable with those reported in the literature using other synthesis techniques.

  2. Interpulse phase corrections for unbalanced pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling at high magnetic field. (United States)

    Hirschler, Lydiane; Debacker, Clément S; Voiron, Jérôme; Köhler, Sascha; Warnking, Jan M; Barbier, Emmanuel L


    To evaluate a prescan-based radiofrequency phase-correction strategy for unbalanced pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) at 9.4 T in vivo and to test its robustness toward suboptimal shim conditions. Label and control interpulse phases were optimized separately by means of two prescans in rats. The mean perfusion as well as the interhemispherical symmetry were measured for several phase combinations (optimized versus theoretical phases) to evaluate the correction quality. Interpulse phases were also optimized under degraded shim conditions (i.e., up to four times the study shim values) to test the strategy's robustness. For all tested shim conditions, the full arterial spin labeling (ASL) signal could be restored. Without any correction, the relative ASL signal was 1.4 ± 1.7%. It increased to 3.6 ± 1.4% with an optimized label phase and to 5.3 ± 1.2% with optimized label and control phases. Moreover, asymmetry between brain hemispheres, which could be as high as 100% without phase optimization, was dramatically reduced to 1 ± 3% when applying optimized label and control phases. Pseudo-continuous ASL at high magnetic field is very sensitive to shim conditions. Label and control radiofrequency phase optimization based on prescans robustly maximizes the ASL signal obtained with unbalanced pCASL and minimizes the asymmetry between hemispheres. Magn Reson Med, 2017. © 2017 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. © 2017 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

  3. Tuning the Spin State in LaCoO3 Thin Films for Enhanced High-Temperature Oxygen Electrocatalysis. (United States)

    Hong, Wesley T; Gadre, Milind; Lee, Yueh-Lin; Biegalski, Michael D; Christen, Hans M; Morgan, Dane; Shao-Horn, Yang


    The slow kinetics of oxygen surface exchange hinders the efficiency of high-temperature oxygen electrocatalytic devices such as solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen separation membranes. Systematic investigations of material properties that link to catalytic activity can aid in the rational design of highly active cathode materials. Here, we explore LaCoO3 thin films as a model system for tuning catalytic activity through strain-induced changes in the Co spin state. We demonstrate that Raman spectroscopy can be used to probe the Co-O bond strength at different temperatures to determine the relative spin occupancies of LaCoO3. We find that strain can be used to reduce the spin transition temperature and promote the occupation of higher spin states that weaken the Co-O bond. The decrease in Co-O bond strength and increased spin moment of the thin films result in significant enhancements of the oxygen surface exchange kinetics by up to 2 orders of magnitude.

  4. Advances in large, transportable, highly spin-polarized, solid HD targets operable in the frozen-spin mode in a 1-4K temperature environment (United States)

    Lewis, Aaron Paul

    The development of large, portable highly spin-polarized solid HD targets has been in progress at Syracuse University for the past 5 years. These targets are scheduled for deployment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, bearing the acronym SPHICE (Spin-Polarized Hydrogen Ice), for studies of the electro-magnetic spin structure of the nucleus via scattering of polarized gammas from the HD polarized protons and deuterons. The target work has just reached the milestone demonstration of the complete system, including polarization of triple targets containing 4 moles of solid HD, aging of these targets so that they retain their polarization for months under storage at a temperature of 1.3K and in an 8 Tesla field, and for at least a week at operational conditions of 1.3K and 0.7 Tesla in an in-beam cryostat. Cold-transfers of the polarized targets to a storage cryostat have been successfully carried out, and the storage cryostat has been trucked from Syracuse to BNL with one polarized target, sufficient to test the in-beam operations there. The complete system is presented here, with emphasis on innovations for engagement and disengagement of multiple targets, a solution to the challenge of attaining sufficiently strong RF fields in the large volume probe coils at acceptable power dissipation in the cables, and the polarization production and monitoring in the highly inhomogeneous magnetic fields owing to the multiple targets and the large dimensions of the targets. In this first multiple target production and extraction-to-storage cycle, air-ice accumulation in the dilution refrigerator due to repetitive use of cold sliding o-ring seals resulted in a rupture of one of the inserted targets, and a consequent partial thermal short from a solid HD ice bridge. The o-ring fault was cured with double evacuatable o-ring seals, and the air-ice was successfully cleaned out. However, the refrigerator operating base temperature was substantially higher than that normally obtained

  5. Conformal Coating of Cobalt-Nickel Layered Double Hydroxides Nanoflakes on Carbon Fibers for High-performance Electrochemical Energy Storage Supercapacitor Devices

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    Warsi, Muhammad Farooq


    High specific capacitance coupled with the ease of large scale production is two desirable characteristics of a potential pseudo-supercapacitor material. In the current study, the uniform and conformal coating of nickel-cobalt layered double hydroxides (CoNi0.5LDH,) nanoflakes on fibrous carbon (FC) cloth has been achieved through cost-effective and scalable chemical precipitation method, followed by a simple heat treatment step. The conformally coated CoNi0.5LDH/FC electrode showed 1.5 times greater specific capacitance compared to the electrodes prepared by conventional non-conformal (drop casting) method of depositing CoNi0.5LDH powder on the carbon microfibers (1938 Fg-1 vs 1292 Fg-1). Further comparison of conformally and non-conformally coated CoNi0.5LDH electrodes showed the rate capability of 79%: 43% capacity retention at 50 Ag-1 and cycling stability 4.6%: 27.9% loss after 3000 cycles respectively. The superior performance of the conformally coated CoNi0.5LDH is mainly due to the reduced internal resistance and fast ionic mobility between electrodes as compared to non-conformally coated electrodes which is evidenced by EIS and CV studies. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

  6. Cobalt-doped ZnO as dilute magnetic semiconductor; Cobalt dotiertes ZnO als verduennter magnetischer Halbleiter

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    Gacic, Milan


    Dilute magnetic semiconductors (DMS) are technologically promising materials that show ferromagnetic as well as semiconducting properties. These are one of the crucial compounds concerning the development of spintronic devices. The main problem so far ist that for applications the Curie temperature of most of the DMS compounds is much too low. However, DMS compounds based on ZnO as Zn{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}O seem to show ferromagnetism above room temperature, but the ferromagnetic exchange is not fully understood. Intensive experimental investigations need to be done. In the course of this theses Zn{sub 0.95}Co{sub 0.05}O thin films were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition and investigated concerning their magnetic, magnetoelectric and structural properties in order to understand the ferromagnetism in this material. Different experimental methods have been used, as magnetometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), electron spin resonance (ESR) and magnetoelectric transport measurements. At special preparation conditions, where a high defect density is induced, the samples are clearly ferromagnetic above room temperature with a saturation magnetization of 2 {mu}{sub b}/Co and a remanence of 90%. Electrical transport measurements show a clear magnetoresistance as well as a anomalous Hall effect. The anomalous Hall effect rises with the magnetization indicating intrinsic ferromagnetism and a certain degree of spin polarization. As the ferromagnetism disappears with rising charge carrier density the ferromagnetic interaction cannot be mediated by the conduction electrons. A more precise evaluation of the magnetoelectric results shows that there is an additional conducting impurity band which could even be spinpolarized. So there are indications that the ferromagnetism is due to magnetic polarons. Some of the structural and magnetometric results as well as the electron spin resonance measurements suggest an additional extrinsic contribution

  7. A high performance ceria based interdiffusion barrier layer prepared by spin-coating

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    Plonczak, Pawel; Joost, Mario; Hjelm, Johan


    . The decomposition of the polymer precursor used in the spin-coating process was studied. The depositions were performed on anode supported half cells. By controlling the sintering temperature between each spin-coating process, dense and crack-free CGO films with a thickness of approximately 1 μm were obtained...

  8. Orientation and thickness dependence of magnetization at the interfacesof highly spin-polarized manganite thin films

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    Chopdekar, Rajesh V.; Arenholz, Elke; Suzuki, Y.


    We have probed the nature of magnetism at the surface of (001), (110) and (111)-oriented La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} thin films. The spin polarization of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} thin films is not intrinsically suppressed at all surfaces and interfaces but is highly sensitive to both the epitaxial strain state as well as the substrate orientation. Through the use of soft x-ray spectroscopy, the magnetic properties of (001), (110) and (111)-oriented La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} interfaces have been investigated and compared to bulk magnetometry and resistivity measurements. The magnetization of (110) and (111)-oriented La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} interfaces are more bulk-like as a function of thickness whereas the magnetization at the (001)-oriented La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} interface is suppressed significantly below a layer thickness of 20 nm. Such findings are correlated with the biaxial strain state of the La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} films; for a given film thickness it is the tetragonal distortion of (001) La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} that severely impacts the magnetization, whereas the trigonal distortion for (111)-oriented films and monoclinic distortion for (110)-oriented films have less of an impact. These observations provide evidence that surface magnetization and thus spin polarization depends strongly on the crystal surface orientation as well as epitaxial strain.

  9. Highly Stretchable Core-Sheath Fibers via Wet-Spinning for Wearable Strain Sensors. (United States)

    Tang, Zhenhua; Jia, Shuhai; Wang, Fei; Bian, Changsheng; Chen, Yuyu; Wang, Yonglin; Li, Bo


    Lightweight, stretchable, and wearable strain sensors have recently been widely studied for the development of health monitoring systems, human-machine interfaces, and wearable devices. Herein, highly stretchable polymer elastomer-wrapped carbon nanocomposite piezoresistive core-sheath fibers are successfully prepared using a facile and scalable one-step coaxial wet-spinning assembly approach. The carbon nanotube-polymeric composite core of the stretchable fiber is surrounded by an insulating sheath, similar to conventional cables, and shows excellent electrical conductivity with a low percolation threshold (0.74 vol %). The core-sheath elastic fibers are used as wearable strain sensors, exhibiting ultra-high stretchability (above 300%), excellent stability (>10 000 cycles), fast response, low hysteresis, and good washability. Furthermore, the piezoresistive core-sheath fiber possesses bending-insensitiveness and negligible torsion-sensitive properties, and the strain sensing performance of piezoresistive fibers maintains a high degree of stability under harsh conditions. On the basis of this high level of performance, the fiber-shaped strain sensor can accurately detect both subtle and large-scale human movements by embedding it in gloves and garments or by directly attaching it to the skin. The current results indicate that the proposed stretchable strain sensor has many potential applications in health monitoring, human-machine interfaces, soft robotics, and wearable electronics.

  10. Cobalt (II) supported on ethylenediamine-functionalized ...

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    Ethylenediamine-functionalized nanocellulose complexed with cobalt(II) was found to be a highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the room temperature aerobic oxidation of various types of primary and secondary benzylic alcohols into their corresponding aldehydes and ketones, respectively. The catalyst showed no ...

  11. Development of neutron resonance spin flipper for high resolution NRSE spectrometer

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    Kitaguchi, Masaaki [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan)]. E-mail:; Hino, Masahiro [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan); Kawabata, Yuji [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan); Hayashida, Hirotoshi [Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Tasaki, Seiji [Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Maruyama, Ryuji [JAEA, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Yamazaki, Dai [JAEA, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Ebisawa, Toru [JAEA, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Torikai, Naoya [KEK, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)


    Neutron spin echo (NSE) is one of the techniques with the highest energy resolution for measurement of quasi-elastic scattering. In neutron resonance spin echo (NRSE), two separated neutron resonance spin flippers (RSFs) replace a homogeneous static magnetic field for spin precession in a conventional NSE. We have made a new type of RSF with pure aluminum wires in order to reduce the scattering from the surface. Test experiments have been performed at cold neutron beam line MINE1 at JRR-3M reactor in JAERI and the beam line CN3 at KUR The spin-flip probability was higher than 0.95 at a neutron wavelength of 0.81 nm and a RSF frequency of 100 kHz.

  12. Coastal sources, sinks and strong organic complexation of dissolved cobalt within the US North Atlantic GEOTRACES transect GA03 (United States)

    Noble, Abigail E.; Ohnemus, Daniel C.; Hawco, Nicholas J.; Lam, Phoebe J.; Saito, Mak A.


    Cobalt is the scarcest of metallic micronutrients and displays a complex biogeochemical cycle. This study examines the distribution, chemical speciation, and biogeochemistry of dissolved cobalt during the US North Atlantic GEOTRACES transect expeditions (GA03/3_e), which took place in the fall of 2010 and 2011. Two major subsurface sources of cobalt to the North Atlantic were identified. The more prominent of the two was a large plume of cobalt emanating from the African coast off the eastern tropical North Atlantic coincident with the oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) likely due to reductive dissolution, biouptake and remineralization, and aeolian dust deposition. The occurrence of this plume in an OMZ with oxygen above suboxic levels implies a high threshold for persistence of dissolved cobalt plumes. The other major subsurface source came from Upper Labrador Seawater, which may carry high cobalt concentrations due to the interaction of this water mass with resuspended sediment at the western margin or from transport further upstream. Minor sources of cobalt came from dust, coastal surface waters and hydrothermal systems along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The full depth section of cobalt chemical speciation revealed near-complete complexation in surface waters, even within regions of high dust deposition. However, labile cobalt observed below the euphotic zone demonstrated that strong cobalt-binding ligands were not present in excess of the total cobalt concentration there, implying that mesopelagic labile cobalt was sourced from the remineralization of sinking organic matter. In the upper water column, correlations were observed between total cobalt and phosphate, and between labile cobalt and phosphate, demonstrating a strong biological influence on cobalt cycling. Along the western margin off the North American coast, this correlation with phosphate was no longer observed and instead a relationship between cobalt and salinity was observed, reflecting the importance of

  13. High-efficiency control of spin-wave propagation in ultra-thin yttrium iron garnet by the spin-orbit torque

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    Evelt, M.; Demidov, V. E., E-mail: [Institute for Applied Physics and Center for Nanotechnology, University of Muenster, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Bessonov, V. [M.N. Miheev Institute of Metal Physics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg 620041 (Russian Federation); Demokritov, S. O. [Institute for Applied Physics and Center for Nanotechnology, University of Muenster, 48149 Muenster (Germany); M.N. Miheev Institute of Metal Physics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg 620041 (Russian Federation); Prieto, J. L. [Instituto de Sistemas Optoelectrónicos y Microtecnologa (UPM), Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid 28040 (Spain); Muñoz, M. [IMM-Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid (CNM-CSIC), PTM, E-28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid (Spain); Ben Youssef, J. [Laboratoire de Magnétisme de Bretagne CNRS, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 29285 Brest (France); Naletov, V. V. [Service de Physique de l' État Condensé, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Institute of Physics, Kazan Federal University, Kazan 420008 (Russian Federation); Loubens, G. de [Service de Physique de l' État Condensé, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Klein, O. [INAC-SPINTEC, CEA/CNRS and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, 38000 Grenoble (France); Collet, M.; Garcia-Hernandez, K.; Bortolotti, P.; Cros, V.; Anane, A. [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS, Thales, Univ. Paris Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91767 Palaiseau (France)


    We study experimentally with submicrometer spatial resolution the propagation of spin waves in microscopic waveguides based on the nanometer-thick yttrium iron garnet and Pt layers. We demonstrate that by using the spin-orbit torque, the propagation length of the spin waves in such systems can be increased by nearly a factor of 10, which corresponds to the increase in the spin-wave intensity at the output of a 10 μm long transmission line by three orders of magnitude. We also show that, in the regime, where the magnetic damping is completely compensated by the spin-orbit torque, the spin-wave amplification is suppressed by the nonlinear scattering of the coherent spin waves from current-induced excitations.

  14. Graphene nanoflakes functionalized with cobalt/cobalt oxides formation during cobalt organic framework carbonization. (United States)

    Cendrowski, Krzysztof; Zenderowska, Anna; Bieganska, Agata; Mijowska, Ewa


    In this contribution, we present the synthesis and carbonization mechanism of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based on cobalt and terephthalic acid, with detailed attention to the carbonization mechanism of cobalt-based organic frameworks. The evolution of the unique morphology of carbonized cobalt organic frameworks induced by temperature allows the synthesis of a hybrid of multi-layered carbon structures with metal and metal oxide nanoparticles placed between them. The formation of various phases and diameter distributions of cobalt nanoparticles resulted in the partial degradation of carbon structure and exfoliation. Presented data describe the connection between cobalt particle oxidation and carboreduction with the phenomenon of metal particle agglomeration. The presented study allows us to select carbonization conditions in order to obtain the desired cobalt crystalline structure on the graphene flakes from cobalt-based MOFs.

  15. Quantum Spin Liquids


    Savary, Lucile; Balents, Leon


    Quantum spin liquids may be considered "quantum disordered" ground states of spin systems, in which zero point fluctuations are so strong that they prevent conventional magnetic long range order. More interestingly, quantum spin liquids are prototypical examples of ground states with massive many-body entanglement, of a degree sufficient to render these states distinct phases of matter. Their highly entangled nature imbues quantum spin liquids with unique physical aspects, such as non-local e...

  16. Electrocatalytic performance evaluation of cobalt hydroxide and cobalt oxide thin films for oxygen evolution reaction (United States)

    Babar, P. T.; Lokhande, A. C.; Pawar, B. S.; Gang, M. G.; Jo, Eunjin; Go, Changsik; Suryawanshi, M. P.; Pawar, S. M.; Kim, Jin Hyeok


    The development of an inexpensive, stable, and highly active electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is essential for the practical application of water splitting. Herein, we have synthesized an electrodeposited cobalt hydroxide on nickel foam and subsequently annealed in an air atmosphere at 400 °C for 2 h. In-depth characterization of all the films using X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron emission spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) techniques, which reveals major changes for their structural, morphological, compositional and electrochemical properties, respectively. The cobalt hydroxide nanosheet film shows high catalytic activity with 290 mV overpotential at 10 mA cm-2 and 91 mV dec-1 Tafel slope and robust stability (24 h) for OER in 1 M KOH electrolyte compared to cobalt oxide (340 mV). The better OER activity of cobalt hydroxide in comparison to cobalt oxide originated from high active sites, enhanced surface, and charge transport capability.

  17. High-Frequency and -Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of High-Spin Manganese(III) in Porphyrinic Complexes. (United States)

    Krzystek, J.; Telser, Joshua; Pardi, Luca A.; Goldberg, David P.; Hoffman, Brian M.; Brunel, Louis-Claude


    High-field and -frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR) spectroscopy has been used to study two complexes of high-spin manganese(III), d(4), S = 2. The complexes studied were (tetraphenylporphyrinato)manganese(III) chloride and (phthalocyanato)manganese(III) chloride. Our previous HFEPR study (Goldberg, D. P.; Telser, J.; Krzystek, J.; Montalban, A. G.; Brunel, L.-C.; Barrett, A. G. M.; Hoffman, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 8722-8723) included results on the porphyrin complex; however, we were unable to obtain true powder pattern HFEPR spectra, as the crystallites oriented in the intense external magnetic field. In this work we are now able to immobilize the powder, either in an n-eicosane mull or KBr pellet and obtain true powder pattern spectra. These spectra have been fully analyzed using spectral simulation software, and a complete set of spin Hamiltonian parameters has been determined for each complex. Both complexes are rigorously axial systems, with relatively low magnitude zero-field splitting: D approximately -2.3 cm(-)(1) and g values quite close to 2.00. Prior to this work, no experimental nor theoretical data exist for the metal-based electronic energy levels in Mn(III) complexes of porphyrinic ligands. This lack of information is in contrast to other transition metal complexes and is likely due to the dominance of ligand-based transitions in the absorption spectra of Mn(III) complexes of this type. We have therefore made use of theoretical values for the electronic energy levels of (phthalocyanato)copper(II), which electronically resembles these Mn(III) complexes. This analogy works surprisingly well in terms of the agreement between the calculated and experimentally determined EPR parameters. These results show a significant mixing of the triplet (S = 1) excited state with the quintet (S = 2) ground state in Mn(III) complexes with porphyrinic ligands. This is in agreement with the experimental observation of lower spin ground states in

  18. Use of spin labels to study membrane proteins by high-frequency electron nuclear double resonance spectroscopy

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    Orlinkskii, S.B.; Borovykh, I.V.; Zielke, V.; Steinhoff, H.J.


    The applicability of spin labels to study membrane proteins by high-frequency electron nuclear double resonance spectroscopy is demonstrated. With the use of bacteriorhodopsin embedded in a lipid membrane as an example, the spectra of protons of neighboring amino acids are recorded, electric field

  19. Entrepreneurship and prior experience as antecedents of absorptive capacity of high-tech academic spin-offs

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    Khodaei, H.; Scholten, V.; Wubben, E.F.M.; Omta, S.W.F.


    We investigate the influence of entrepreneurial orientation and team efficacy, in addition to the impact of domain-specific industry and research experience of spin-off management teams, on absorptive capacity, both potential and realised. A multiple regression analysis in 95 Dutch high-tech

  20. Ultrafast high harmonics for probing the fastest spin and charge dynamics in magnetic materials (United States)

    Grychtol, Patrick


    Ultrafast light based on the high-harmonic up-conversion of femtosecond laser pulses have been successfully employed to access resonantly enhanced magnetic contrast at the Mabsorption edges of the 3d ferromagnets Fe, Co and Ni in a table-top setup. Thus, it has been possible to study element-specific dynamics in magnetic materials at femtosecond time scales in a laboratory environment, providing a wealth of opportunities for a greater fundamental understanding of correlated phenomena in solid-state matter. However, these investigations have so far been limited to linear polarized harmonics, since most techniques by which circular soft x-rays can be generated are highly inefficient reducing the photon flux to a level unfit for scientific applications. Besides presenting key findings of our ultrafast studies on charge and spin dynamics, we introduce a simple setup which allows for the efficient generation of circular harmonics bright enough for XMCD experiments. Our work thus represents a critical advance that enables element-specific imaging and spectroscopy of multiple elements simultaneously in magnetic and other chiral media with very high spatial and temporal resolution on the tabletop. In collboration with Ronny Knut, Emrah Turgut, Dmitriy Zusin, Christian Gentry, Henry Kapteyn, Margaret Murnane, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder; Justin Shaw, Hans Nembach, Tom Silva, Electromagnetics Division, NIST, Boulder, CO; and Ofer Kfir, Avner Fleischer, Oren Cohen, Extreme Nonlinear Optics Group, Solid State Institute, Technion, Israel.

  1. Efficient Oxidative Removal of Organic Pollutants by Ordered Mesoporous Carbon-Supported Cobalt Phthalocyanine

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    Yi Chen


    Full Text Available Ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC materials have received attention for use as supports in highly efficient catalytic systems because of their excellent properties. We used epoxy compound 2,3-epoxypropyl trimethylammonium chloride (EPTAC to modify cobalt tetraaminophthalocyanine (CoTAPc and obtained a novel catalyst (OMC-CoTAPc-EPTAC based on OMC-bonded CoTAPc-EPTAC that could oxidize Acid Red 1 (AR1 dyes by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 activation under neutral conditions. OMC enhanced the catalytic performance of OMC-CoTAPc-EPTAC, which resulted in the combined high catalytic activity and high stability. Because of its large surface area and tunable pore texture, OMC has high substrate accessibility, and the modification of the catalyst with EPTAC could promote adsorption of the target substrate into OMC, which achieved the aim of in situ catalytic oxidation with enrichment of the target substrate and improved the catalytic efficiency significantly. Electron paramagnetic resonance spin-trap experiments confirmed that the OMC-CoTAPc-EPTAC/H2O2 system had a nonradical catalytic mechanism, and the high-valent cobalt-oxo intermediates and generated holes were speculated to act as dominant oxidation species for the catalytic degradation of AR1. These results demonstrated a new strategy for the elimination of low-concentration organic pollutants.

  2. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy of high purity crystals at millikelvin temperatures (United States)

    Farr, Warrick G.; Creedon, Daniel L.; Goryachev, Maxim; Benmessai, Karim; Tobar, Michael E.


    Progress in the emerging field of engineered quantum systems requires the development of devices that can act as quantum memories. The realisation of such devices by doping solid state cavities with paramagnetic ions imposes a trade-off between ion concentration and cavity coherence time. Here, we investigate an alternative approach involving interactions between photons and naturally occurring impurity ions in ultra-pure crystalline microwave cavities exhibiting exceptionally high quality factors. We implement a hybrid Whispering Gallery/Electron Spin Resonance method to perform rigorous spectroscopy of an undoped single-crystal sapphire resonator over the frequency range 8{19 GHz, and at external applied DC magnetic fields up to 0.9 T. Measurements of a high purity sapphire cooled close to 100 mK reveal the presence of Fe3+, Cr3+, and V2+ impurities. A host of electron transitions are measured and identified, including the two-photon classically forbidden quadrupole transition (Δms = 2) for Fe3+, as well as hyperfine transitions of V2+.

  3. Highly spin-polarized deuterium atoms from the UV dissociation of Deuterium Iodide

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    Sofikitis, D; Koumarianou, G; Jiang, H; Bougas, L; Samartzis, P C; Andreev, A; Rakitzis, T P


    Hyperpolarisation of deuterium (D) and tritium (T) nuclear spins increases the D-T fusion reaction rate by ~50%, thus lowering the breakeven limit for the achievement of self-sustained fusion, and controls the emission direction of the reaction products for improved reactor efficiency. However, the important D-D polarization-dependent fusion reaction has not yet been measured, due to the low density of conventional polarized deuterium beams of ~10$^{12}$ cm$^{-3}$, limited by collisions on the ms-timescale of production. Here we demonstrate that hyperpolarised D atoms are produced by the 270 nm photodissociation of deuterium iodide (DI), yielding ~60% nuclear D polarization after ~1.6 ns, ~10$^6$ times faster than conventional methods, allowing collision-limited densities of ~10$^{18}$ cm$^{-3}$. Such ultrahigh densities of polarized D atoms open the way for the study of high-signal polarized D-D reactions. We discuss the possibility of the production of high-density pulsed polarized beams, and of polarized D...

  4. High dynamic range magnetometry with a single nuclear spin in diamond

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    Waldherr, Gerald; Beck, Johannes; Neumann, Philipp; Nitsche, Matthias; Wrachtrup, Joerg [3. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Said, Ressa S. [Institut fuer Quanten-Informationsverarbeitung, Universitaet Ulm, 89081 Ulm (Germany); Twamley, Jason [Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia); Jelezko, Fedor [Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Universitaet Ulm, 89073 Ulm (Germany)


    Sensors based on the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect in diamond are being developed to measure weak magnetic and electric fields at nanoscale. However, such sensors rely on measurements of a shift in the Lamor frequency of the defect, so an accumulation of quantum phase causes the measurement signal to exhibit a periodic modulation. This means that the measurement time is either restricted to half of one oscillation period, which limits accuracy, or that the magnetic field range must be known in advance. Moreover, the precision increases only slowly, as T{sup -0.5}, with the measurement time T. We implement a quantum phase estimation algorithm on a single nuclear spin in diamond to combine both high sensitivity and high dynamic range. By achieving a scaling of the precision with time to T{sup -0.85}, we improve the sensitivity by a factor of 7.4, for an accessible field range of 16 mT, or alternatively, we improve the dynamic range by a factor of 130 for a sensitivity of 2.5 {mu}T/Hz{sup 0.5}. These methods are applicable to a variety of field detection schemes, and do not require entanglement.

  5. High-fidelity spin measurement on the nitrogen-vacancy center (United States)

    Hanks, Michael; Trupke, Michael; Schmiedmayer, Jörg; Munro, William J.; Nemoto, Kae


    Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond are versatile candidates for many quantum information processing tasks, ranging from quantum imaging and sensing through to quantum communication and fault-tolerant quantum computers. Critical to almost every potential application is an efficient mechanism for the high fidelity readout of the state of the electronic and nuclear spins. Typically such readout has been achieved through an optically resonant fluorescence measurement, but the presence of decay through a meta-stable state will limit its efficiency to the order of 99%. While this is good enough for many applications, it is insufficient for large scale quantum networks and fault-tolerant computational tasks. Here we explore an alternative approach based on dipole induced transparency (state-dependent reflection) in an NV center cavity QED system, using the most recent knowledge of the NV center’s parameters to determine its feasibility, including the decay channels through the meta-stable subspace and photon ionization. We find that single-shot measurements above fault-tolerant thresholds should be available in the strong coupling regime for a wide range of cavity-center cooperativities, using a majority voting approach utilizing single photon detection. Furthermore, extremely high fidelity measurements are possible using weak optical pulses.

  6. The spin-half XXZ antiferromagnet on the square lattice revisited: A high-order coupled cluster treatment (United States)

    Bishop, R. F.; Li, P. H. Y.; Zinke, R.; Darradi, R.; Richter, J.; Farnell, D. J. J.; Schulenburg, J.


    We use the coupled cluster method (CCM) to study the ground-state properties and lowest-lying triplet excited state of the spin-half XXZ antiferromagnet on the square lattice. The CCM is applied to it to high orders of approximation by using an efficient computer code that has been written by us and which has been implemented to run on massively parallelized computer platforms. We are able therefore to present precise data for the basic quantities of this model over a wide range of values for the anisotropy parameter Δ in the range - 1 ≤ Δ 1) regimes, where Δ → ∞ represents the Ising limit. We present results for the ground-state energy, the sublattice magnetization, the zero-field transverse magnetic susceptibility, the spin stiffness, and the triplet spin gap. Our results provide a useful yardstick against which other approximate methods and/or experimental studies of relevant antiferromagnetic square-lattice compounds may now compare their own results. We also focus particular attention on the behaviour of these parameters for the easy-axis system in the vicinity of the isotropic Heisenberg point (Δ = 1) , where the model undergoes a phase transition from a gapped state (for Δ > 1) to a gapless state (for Δ ≤ 1), and compare our results there with those from spin-wave theory (SWT). Interestingly, the nature of the criticality at Δ = 1 for the present model with spins of spin quantum number s =1/2 that is revealed by our CCM results seems to differ qualitatively from that predicted by SWT, which becomes exact only for its near-classical large-s counterpart.

  7. Elicitation threshold of cobalt chloride

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    Fischer, Louise A; Johansen, Jeanne D; Voelund, Aage


    BACKGROUND: Cobalt is a strong skin sensitizer (grade 5 of 5 in the guinea-pig maximization test) that is used in various industrial and consumer applications. To prevent sensitization to cobalt and elicitation of allergic cobalt dermatitis, information about the elicitation threshold level...... of cobalt is important. OBJECTIVE: To identify the dermatitis elicitation threshold levels in cobalt-allergic individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Published patch test dose-response studies were reviewed to determine the elicitation dose (ED) levels in dermatitis patients with a previous positive patch test...... reaction to cobalt. A logistic dose-response model was applied to data collected from the published literature to estimate ED values. The 95% confidence interval (CI) for the ratio of mean doses that can elicit a reaction in 10% (ED(10)) of a population was calculated with Fieller's method. RESULTS...

  8. High-Frequency Dynamics Modulated by Collective Magnetization Reversal in Artificial Spin Ice

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    Jungfleisch, Matthias B.; Sklenar, Joseph; Ding, Junjia; Park, Jungsik; Pearson, John E.; Novosad, Valentine; Schiffer, Peter; Hoffmann, Axel


    Spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance arises in heavy metal-ferromagnet heterostructures when an alternating charge current is passed through the bilayer stack. The methodology to detect the resonance is based on the anisotropic magnetoresistance, which is the change in the electrical resistance due to different orientations of the magnetization. In connected networks of ferromagnetic nanowires, known as artificial spin ice, the magnetoresistance is rather complex owing to the underlying collective behavior of the geometrically frustrated magnetic domain structure. Here, we demonstrate spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance investigations in a square artificial spin-ice system and correlate our observations to magneto-transport measurements. The experimental findings are described using a simulation approach that highlights the importance of the correlated dynamics response of the magnetic system. Our results open the possibility of designing reconfigurable microwave oscillators and magnetoresistive devices based on connected networks of nanomagnets.

  9. FY1995 study of high density near-contact magnetic recording using spin valve head; 1995 nendo spin valve head ni yoru chokomitsudo near contact jiki kiroku no kenkyu

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    Development of high performance spin valves formed by amorphous magnetic layer and head-medium interface with nano-thickness molecular film for realizing an ultra-high density of 20 Gbit/in{sup 2} using contact recording. The giant magnetoresistance effect was investigated for spin valves using very thin amorphous magnetic layer. In amorphous-CoFeB/Cu/ Co spin valves, the maximum MR ratio of 6% was achieved at the thickness of the amorphous layer of 2 nm. The spin valves with the amorphous layer exhibit very good thermal stability. Design guideline for molecularly thin lubricant was established using newly derived lubrication equation considering lubricant porosity. Novel method for accurately measuring surface force due to molecularly thin lubricant was developed by using Michelson interferometry to detect cantilever displacement, which enabled two-dimensional transient force measurement. (NEDO)

  10. Optical cooling and trapping highly magnetic atoms: The benefits of a spontaneous spin polarization

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    Dreon, Davide; Bouazza, Chayma; Maineult, Wilfried; Dalibard, Jean; Nascimbene, Sylvain


    From the study of long-range-interacting systems to the simulation of gauge fields, open-shell Lanthanide atoms with their large magnetic moment and narrow optical transitions open novel directions in the field of ultracold quantum gases. As for other atomic species, the magneto-optical trap (MOT) is the working horse of experiments but its operation is challenging, due to the large electronic spin of the atoms. Here we present an experimental study of narrow-line Dysprosium MOTs. We show that the combination of radiation pressure and gravitational forces leads to a spontaneous polarization of the electronic spin. The spin composition is measured using a Stern-Gerlach separation of spin levels, revealing that the gas becomes almost fully spin-polarized for large laser frequency detunings. In this regime, we reach the optimal operation of the MOT, with samples of typically $3\\times 10^8$ atoms at a temperature of 20$\\,\\mu$K. The spin polarization reduces the complexity of the radiative cooling description, whi...

  11. High power all-metal spin torque oscillator using full Heusler Co{sub 2}(Fe,Mn)Si

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    Seki, Takeshi, E-mail:; Sakuraba, Yuya; Ueda, Masaki; Okura, Ryo; Takanashi, Koki [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Arai, Hiroko; Imamura, Hiroshi [Spintronics Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan)


    We showed the high rf power (P{sub out}) emission from an all-metal spin torque oscillator (STO) with a Co{sub 2}Fe{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.6}Si (CFMS)/Ag/CFMS giant magnetoresistance (GMR) stack, which was attributable to the large GMR effect thanks to the highly spin-polarized CFMS. The oscillation spectra were measured by varying the magnetic field direction, and the perpendicular magnetic field was effective to increase P{sub out} and the Q factor. We simultaneously achieved a high output efficiency of 0.013%, a high Q of 1124, and large frequency tunability. CFMS-based all-metal STO is promising for overcoming the difficulties that conventional STOs are confronted with.

  12. High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Cobalt Oxide-Manganese Dioxide-Nickel Oxide Ternary 1D Hybrid Nanotubes. (United States)

    Singh, Ashutosh K; Sarkar, Debasish; Karmakar, Keshab; Mandal, Kalyan; Khan, Gobinda Gopal


    We report a facile method to design Co3O4-MnO2-NiO ternary hybrid 1D nanotube arrays for their application as active material for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes. This as-prepared novel supercapacitor electrode can store charge as high as ∼2020 C/g (equivalent specific capacitance ∼2525 F/g) for a potential window of 0.8 V and has long cycle stability (nearly 80% specific capacitance retains after successive 5700 charge/discharge cycles), significantly high Coulombic efficiency, and fast response time (∼0.17s). The remarkable electrochemical performance of this unique electrode material is the outcome of its enormous reaction platform provided by its special nanostructure morphology and conglomeration of the electrochemical properties of three highly redox active materials in a single unit.

  13. Observation of Proton Radioactivity of the (21+) High-Spin Isomerin 94Ag

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    Mukha, I.; Roeckl, E.; Doring, J.; Batist, L.; Blazhev, A.; Grawe, H.; Hoffman, C.R.; Huyse, M.; Janas, Z.; Kirchner, R.; La Commara,M.; Mazzocchi, C.; Plettner, C.; Tabor, S.L.; Van Duppen, P.; Wiedeking, M.


    We have observed direct one-proton decay of the (21{sup +}) isomer in the N=Z nuclide {sup 94}Ag into high-spin states in {sup 93}Pd by detecting protons in coincidence with {gamma}-{gamma} correlations and applying {gamma} gates based on known {sup 93}Pd levels. Two decay branches have been identified, with proton energies of 0.79(3) and 1.01(3) MeV and branching ratios of 1.9(5)% and 2.2(4)%, respectively. The corresponding partial half-life values are 21(6) and 18(4) s. The Q value of the direct proton decay of the (21{sup +}) isomer was found to be 5.78(3) MeV. The very small reduced widths of the observed proton decays might reflect dominating collective configurations in the (21{sup +}) isomer, and the fine structure of the proton spectrum might indicate a strong deformation of this state.

  14. Spin dynamics in high-mobility two-dimensional electron systems embedded in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells

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    Griesbeck, Michael


    Since many years there has been great effort to explore the spin dynamics in low-dimensional electron systems embedded in GaAs/AlGaAs based heterostructures for the purpose of quantum computation and spintronics applications. Advances in technology allow for the design of high quality and well-defined two-dimensional electron systems (2DES), which are perfectly suited for the study of the underlying physics that govern the dynamics of the electron spin system. In this work, spin dynamics in high-mobility 2DES is studied by means of the all-optical time-resolved Kerr/Faraday rotation technique. In (001)-grown 2DES, a strong in-plane spin dephasing anisotropy is studied, resulting from the interference of comparable Rashba and Dresselhaus contributions to the spin-orbit field (SOF). The dependence of this anisotropy on parameters like the confinement length of the 2DES, the sample temperature, as well as the electron density is demonstrated. Furthermore, coherent spin dynamics of an ensemble of ballistically moving electrons is studied without and within an applied weak magnetic field perpendicular to the sample plane, which forces the electrons to move on cyclotron orbits. Finally, strongly anisotropic spin dynamics is investigated in symmetric (110)-grown 2DES, using the resonant spin amplification method. Here, extremely long out-of-plane spin dephasing times can be achieved, in consequence of the special symmetry of the Dresselhaus SOF.

  15. Influence of Crucible Materials on High-temperature Properties of Vacuum-melted Nickel-chromium-cobalt Alloy (United States)

    Decker, R F; Rowe, John P; Freeman, J W


    A study of the effect of induction-vacuum-melting procedure on the high-temperature properties of a titanium-and-aluminum-hardened nickel-base alloy revealed that a major variable was the type of ceramic used as a crucible. Reactions between the melt and magnesia or zirconia crucibles apparently increased high-temperature properties by introducing small amounts of boron or zirconium into the melts. Heats melted in alumina crucibles had relatively low rupture life and ductility at 1,600 F and cracked during hot-working as a result of deriving no boron or zirconium from the crucible.

  16. High-Resolution Spin-on-Patterning of Perovskite Thin Films for a Multiplexed Image Sensor Array. (United States)

    Lee, Woongchan; Lee, Jongha; Yun, Huiwon; Kim, Joonsoo; Park, Jinhong; Choi, Changsoon; Kim, Dong Chan; Seo, Hyunseon; Lee, Hakyong; Yu, Ji Woong; Lee, Won Bo; Kim, Dae-Hyeong


    Inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite thin films have attracted significant attention as an alternative to silicon in photon-absorbing devices mainly because of their superb optoelectronic properties. However, high-definition patterning of perovskite thin films, which is important for fabrication of the image sensor array, is hardly accomplished owing to their extreme instability in general photolithographic solvents. Here, a novel patterning process for perovskite thin films is described: the high-resolution spin-on-patterning (SoP) process. This fast and facile process is compatible with a variety of spin-coated perovskite materials and perovskite deposition techniques. The SoP process is successfully applied to develop a high-performance, ultrathin, and deformable perovskite-on-silicon multiplexed image sensor array, paving the road toward next-generation image sensor arrays. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Separator Decoration with Cobalt/Nitrogen Codoped Carbon for Highly Efficient Polysulfide Confinement in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. (United States)

    Hu, Wen; Hirota, Yuichiro; Zhu, Yexin; Yoshida, Nao; Miyamoto, Manabu; Zheng, Tao; Nishiyama, Norikazu


    A macro-/mesoporous Co-N-C-decorated separator is proposed to confine and reutilize migrating polysulfides. Endowed with a desirable structure and synchronous lithio- and sulfiphilic chemistry, the macro-/mesoporous Co-N-C interface manipulates large polysulfide adsorption uptake, enabling good polysulfide adsorption kinetics, reversible electrocatalysis toward redox of anchored polysulfides, and facile charge transport. It significantly boosts the performance of a simple 70 wt % S/MWCNTs (MWCNTs=multi-walled carbon nanotubes) cathode, achieving high initial capacities (e.g., 1406 mAh g-1 at 0.2C, 1203 mAh g-1 at 1C), nearly 100 % Coulombic efficiencies, and high reversible capacities after cycle tests (e.g., 828.4 mAh g-1 at 1C after 100 cycles) at both low and high current rates. These results demonstrate that decorating separator with macro-/mesoporous Co-N-C paves a feasible way for developing advanced Li-S batteries. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Spin-sprayed ferrite films with high resistivity and high-frequency magnetic loss for GHz conducted noise suppressors

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    Subramani, A.K. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama (Japan)], E-mail:; Matsushita, N. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama (Japan)], E-mail:; Watanabe, T. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama (Japan); Tada, M.; Abe, M. [Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan); Kondo, K. [NEC Tokin Corporation, 6-7-1 Koriyama, Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 982-8510 (Japan); Yoshimura, M. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama (Japan)


    In the present study, crystallized ferrite (an intermediate between Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) films prepared by spin-spray technique exhibited strong magnetic losses at high frequencies and are applicable as GHz conducted noise suppressors. The reaction (metal ions) and oxidizing (pH buffers and oxidizing agent) solutions were separately sprayed onto the substrates (90 deg. C) mounted on a rotating disc. Two types of films were prepared on the basis of the different oxidizing solutions; CH{sub 3}COONa + NaNO{sub 2} in the case of film-A and CH{sub 3}COONa + (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}CO{sub 3} + NaNO{sub 2} + NaOH for film-B. The as-prepared films were heat-treated under a condition similar to that of the reflow soldering process (265 deg. C). The effects of the preparation conditions and film morphology on the electrical and magnetic properties before and after the heat treatment were studied. The results revealed that film-B had a relatively smaller initial permeability ({mu}') compared to film-A. However, it had a high-imaginary permeability ({mu}''), resonance frequency (f{sub r}) and surface resistivity ({rho}{sub s}) even after heat treatment. Also, the noise suppressing properties of film-B were relatively good, hence ideal for use as conducted noise suppressors.

  19. DC breakdown experiments with cobalt electrodes

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    Descoeudres, Antoine; Nordlund, Kai


    RF accelerating structures of the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) require a material capable of sustaining high electric field with a low breakdown rate and low induced damage. Because of the similarity of many aspects of DC and RF breakdown, a DC breakdown study is underway at CERN in order to test candidate materials and surface preparations, and have a better understanding of the breakdown mechanism under ultra-high vacuum in a simple setup. The conditioning speed, breakdown field and field enhancement factor of cobalt have been measured. The average breakdown field after conditioning reaches 615 MV/m, which places cobalt amongst the best materials tested so far. By comparison with results and properties of other metals, the high breakdown field of Co could be due to its high work function and maybe also to its hexagonal crystal structure. Geneva, Switzerland (June 2009) CLIC – Note – 875

  20. Three Highly Stable Cobalt MOFs Based on "Y"-Shaped Carboxylic Acid: Synthesis and Absorption of Anionic Dyes. (United States)

    Yan, Wei; Han, Li-Juan; Jia, Hai-Lang; Shen, Kang; Wang, Ting; Zheng, He-Gen


    Three Co(II) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesized employing a rational design approach. On the basis of the different structures of three complexes, we tested their absorption properties toward two anionic dyes. The absorption results indicate that not only uncoordinated functional groups in the structure play an important role in adsorbing capacity but also physical forces can affect absorbing ability. Water stability testing shows that three crystals display high stability in aqueous solutions with different pH values. To our delight, the framework integrity of three complexes can be well-retained even after absorbing dyes.

  1. Synthesis of hierarchical mesoporous lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide spheres with high rate capability for lithium-ion batteries (United States)

    Tong, Wei; Huang, Yudai; Cai, Yanjun; Guo, Yong; Wang, Xingchao; Jia, Dianzeng; Sun, Zhipeng; Pang, Weikong; Guo, Zaiping; Zong, Jun


    Hierarchical mesoporous LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 spheres have been synthesized by urea-assisted solvothermal method with adding Triton X-100. The structure and morphology of the as-prepared materials were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and electron microscope. The results show that the as-prepared samples can be indexed as hexagonal layered structure with hierarchical architecture, and the possible formation mechanism is speculated. When evaluated as cathode material, the hierarchical mesoporous LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 spheres show good electrochemical properties with high initial discharge capacity of 129.9 mAh g-1, and remain the discharge capacity of 95.5 mAh g-1 after 160 cycles at 10C. The excellent electrochemical performance of the as-prepared sample can be attributed to its stable hierarchical mesoporous framework in conjunction with large specific surface, low cation mixing and small particle size. They not only provide a large number of reaction sites for surface or interface reaction, but also shorten the diffusion length of Li+ ions. Meanwhile, the mesoporous spheres composed of nanoparticles can contribute to high rate ability and buffer volume changes during charge/discharge process.

  2. Engineering hybrid between nickel oxide and nickel cobaltate to achieve exceptionally high activity for oxygen reduction reaction (United States)

    Cui, Zhentao; Wang, Shuguang; Zhang, Yihe; Cao, Minhua


    The porous NiO/NiCo2O4 nanotubes are prepared via a coaxial electrospinning technique followed by an annealing treatment. The resultant NiO/NiCo2O4 hybrid is developed as a highly efficient electrocatalyst, which exhibits significantly enhanced electrocatalytic activity, long-term operation stability, and tolerance to crossover effect compared to NiO nanofibers, NiCo2O4 nanofibers and commercial Pt(20%)/C for oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) in alkaline environment. The excellent electrocatalytic performance may be attributed to the unique microstructures of the porous NiO/NiCo2O4 nanotubes, such as heterogeneous hybrid structure, open porous tubular structure, and the well dispersity of the two components. Moreover, the promising and straightforward coaxial electrospinning proves itself to be an efficient pathway for the preparation of nanomaterials with tubular architectures and it can be used for large-scale production of catalysts in fuel cells.

  3. High-field study of the spin-Peierls system CuGeO{sub 3}

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    Regnault, L.P. [CEA Centre d`Etudes de Grenoble, 38 (France)


    The one-dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic system coupled to a three-dimensional phonon field undergoes a structural distortion below a finite temperature T{sub sp} (spin-Peierls transition) which induces the formation of a non-magnetic singlet ground-state and the opening of a gap in the excitation spectrum at the antiferromagnetic point. The recent discovery of the germanate CuGeO{sub 3} as a spin-Peierls system has considerably renewed the interest is this fascinating phenomenon. Inelastic neutron scattering and neutron diffraction have brought very quantitative pieces of information which can be directly compared to the predictions of the standard model. (author). 6 refs.

  4. Nickel, cobalt, and their alloys

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    This book is a comprehensive guide to the compositions, properties, processing, performance, and applications of nickel, cobalt, and their alloys. It includes all of the essential information contained in the ASM Handbook series, as well as new or updated coverage in many areas in the nickel, cobalt, and related industries.

  5. Spin spring behavior in exchange coupled soft and high-coercivity hard ferromagnets.

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    Shull, R. D.; Shapiro, A. J.; Gornakov, V. S.; Nikitenko, V. I.; Jiang, J. S.; Kaper, H.; Leaf, G.; Bader, S. D.


    The magnetization reversal processes in an epitaxial Fe/Sm{sub 2}Co{sub 7} structure were investigated using the magneto-optical indicator film technique. The dependence of the magnitude and the orientation of the structure average magnetization have been studied on both cycling and rotating the external magnetic field. It was discovered that the magnetization reversal of the soft ferromagnet can proceed by formation of not only one-dimensional, but also two-dimensional, exchange spin springs. Experimental data is compared with a theoretical estimation of the rotational hysteresis loop for a spin system containing a one-dimensional exchange spring.

  6. Cobalt-phthalocyanine-derived ultrafine Co3O4 nanoparticles as high-performance anode materials for lithium ion batteries (United States)

    Wang, Heng-guo; Zhu, Yanjie; Yuan, Chenpei; Li, Yanhui; Duan, Qian


    In this work, we present a simple, general, effective yet mass-production strategy to prepare transition-metal oxides (TMOs) nanoparticles using the metal-phthalocyanine as both the precursor and the starting self-sacrificial template. As the central metals of metal-phthalocyanine are easily tunable, various TMOs nanoparticles including Co3O4, Fe2O3, and CuO have been successfully prepared by deriving from the corresponding metal-phthalocyanine. As a proof-of-concept demonstration of the application of such nanostructured TMOs, Co3O4 nanoparticles were evaluated as anode materials for LIBs, which show high initial capacity (1132.9 mAh g-1 at 0.05 A g-1), improved cycling stability (585.6 mAh g-1 after 200 cycles at 0.05 A g-1), and good rate capability (238.1 mAh g-1 at 2 A g-1) due to the unique properties of the ultrafine Co3O4 nanoparticles. This present strategy might open new avenues for the design of a series of transition metal oxides using organometallic compounds for a range of applications.

  7. High-throughput investigation of orientations effect on nanoscale magnetization reversal in cobalt ferrite thin films induced by electric field (United States)

    Dhanapal, Pravarthana; Guo, Shanshan; Wang, Baomin; Yang, Huali; Agarwal, Sandeep; Zhan, Qingfeng; Li, Run-Wei


    The magnetoelectric device concept which enables the non-volatile electric field control of magnetism needs to be investigated for the development of practical information storage devices. In this aspect, the emerging field of magneto-ionics based on the modulation of magnetism by field-driven ion migration is promising because it only requires a simple sample structure in the solid state and has good cyclability. However, the degree of ion migration within the magnetic structure is strongly dependent on the crystal orientations. Since the epitaxial films growing on the commercial single crystal substrates have limited orientations, the ability of magnetism modulated by field-driven ion migration cannot be optimized and understood by using these data. In this work, we utilized the high-throughput synthesis approach, namely, combinatorial substrate epitaxy, which utilizes a polycrystalline substrate. This provides a platform to develop and understand the degree of ionic migration in different orientations of the model system CoFe2O4 (CFO) films. The library of electric driven nanoscale magnetization reversal data of CFO with different orientations was obtained by applying the electric field in the same region of known CFO grain orientations. It was determined from the analysis that the [110] crystal direction exhibits the maximum nanoscale magnetization reversal ratio. This is mainly attributed to the ease Co2+ migration in the [110] direction under the electric field assisted by a Fe3+ and oxygen vacancies.

  8. Absence of high-temperature ballistic transport in the spin-1/2 XXX chain within the grand-canonical ensemble (United States)

    Carmelo, J. M. P.; Prosen, T.


    Whether in the thermodynamic limit, vanishing magnetic field h → 0, and nonzero temperature the spin stiffness of the spin-1/2 XXX Heisenberg chain is finite or vanishes within the grand-canonical ensemble remains an unsolved and controversial issue, as different approaches yield contradictory results. Here we provide an upper bound on the stiffness and show that within that ensemble it vanishes for h → 0 in the thermodynamic limit of chain length L → ∞, at high temperatures T → ∞. Our approach uses a representation in terms of the L physical spins 1/2. For all configurations that generate the exact spin-S energy and momentum eigenstates such a configuration involves a number 2S of unpaired spins 1/2 in multiplet configurations and L - 2 S spins 1/2 that are paired within Msp = L / 2 - S spin-singlet pairs. The Bethe-ansatz strings of length n = 1 and n > 1 describe a single unbound spin-singlet pair and a configuration within which n pairs are bound, respectively. In the case of n > 1 pairs this holds both for ideal and deformed strings associated with n complex rapidities with the same real part. The use of such a spin 1/2 representation provides useful physical information on the problem under investigation in contrast to often less controllable numerical studies. Our results provide strong evidence for the absence of ballistic transport in the spin-1/2 XXX Heisenberg chain in the thermodynamic limit, for high temperatures T → ∞, vanishing magnetic field h → 0 and within the grand-canonical ensemble.

  9. Method for estimating spin-spin interactions from magnetization curves (United States)

    Tamura, Ryo; Hukushima, Koji


    We develop a method to estimate the spin-spin interactions in the Hamiltonian from the observed magnetization curve by machine learning based on Bayesian inference. In our method, plausible spin-spin interactions are determined by maximizing the posterior distribution, which is the conditional probability of the spin-spin interactions in the Hamiltonian for a given magnetization curve with observation noise. The conditional probability is obtained with the Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations combined with an exchange Monte Carlo method. The efficiency of our method is tested using synthetic magnetization curve data, and the results show that spin-spin interactions are estimated with a high accuracy. In particular, the relevant terms of the spin-spin interactions are successfully selected from the redundant interaction candidates by the l1 regularization in the prior distribution.

  10. High accuracy of arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging in differentiation of pilomyxoid from pilocytic astrocytoma

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    Nabavizadeh, S.A.; Assadsangabi, R.; Hajmomenian, M.; Vossough, A. [Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Santi, M. [Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pathology, Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (United States)


    Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a relatively new tumor entity which has been added to the 2007 WHO Classification of tumors of the central nervous system. The goal of this study is to utilize arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging to differentiate PMA from pilocytic astrocytoma (PA). Pulsed ASL and conventional MRI sequences of patients with PMA and PA in the past 5 years were retrospectively evaluated. Patients with history of radiation or treatment with anti-angiogenic drugs were excluded. A total of 24 patients (9 PMA, 15 PA) were included. There were statistically significant differences between PMA and PA in mean tumor/gray matter (GM) cerebral blood flow (CBF) ratios (1.3 vs 0.4, p < 0.001) and maximum tumor/GM CBF ratio (2.3 vs 1, p < 0.001). Area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for differentiation of PMA from PA was 0.91 using mean tumor CBF, 0.95 using mean tumor/GM CBF ratios, and 0.89 using maximum tumor/GM CBF. Using a threshold value of 0.91, the mean tumor/GM CBF ratio was able to diagnose PMA with 77 % sensitivity, 100 % specificity, and a threshold value of 0.7, provided 88 % sensitivity and 86 % specificity. There was no statistically significant difference between the two tumors in enhancement pattern (p = 0.33), internal architecture (p = 0.15), or apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values (p = 0.07). ASL imaging has high accuracy in differentiating PMA from PA. The result of this study may have important applications in prognostication and treatment planning especially in patients with less accessible tumors such as hypothalamic-chiasmatic gliomas. (orig.)

  11. Differential effects of cobalt and mercury on lipid metabolism in the white adipose tissue of high-fat diet-induced obesity mice. (United States)

    Kawakami, Takashige; Hanao, Norihide; Nishiyama, Kaori; Kadota, Yoshito; Inoue, Masahisa; Sato, Masao; Suzuki, Shinya


    Metals and metalloid species are involved in homeostasis in energy systems such as glucose metabolism. Enlarged adipocytes are one of the most important causes of obesity-associated diseases. In this study, we studied the possibility that various metals, namely, CoCl(2), HgCl(2), NaAsO(2) and MnCl(2) pose risk to or have beneficial effects on white adipose tissue (WAT). Exposure to the four metals resulted in decreases in WAT weight and the size of enlarged adipocytes in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) without changes in liver weight, suggesting that the size and function of adipocytes are sensitive to metals. Repeated administration of CoCl(2) significantly increased serum leptin, adiponectin and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and normalized glucose level and adipose cell size in mice fed HFD. In contrast, HgCl(2) treatment significantly decreased serum leptin level with the down-regulation of leptin mRNA expression in WAT and a reduction in adipocyte size. Next, we tried to investigate possible factors that affect adipocyte size. Repeated exposure to HgCl(2) significantly decreased the expression levels of factors upon the regulation of energy such as the PPARα and PPARγ mRNA expression levels in adipocytes, whereas CoCl(2) had little effect on those genes expressions compared with that in the case of the mice fed HFD with a vehicle. In addition, repeated administration of CoCl(2) enhanced AMPK activation in a dose-dependent manner in the liver, skeletal muscle and WAT; HgCl(2) treatment also enhanced AMPK activation in the liver. Thus, both Co and Hg reduced WAT weight and the size of enlarged adipocytes, possibly mediated by AMKP activation in the mice fed HFD. However, inorganic cobalt may have a preventive role in obesity-related diseases through increased leptin, adiponectin and HDL-cholesterol levels, whereas inorganic mercury may accelerate the development of such diseases. These results may lead to the development of new approaches to

  12. Differential effects of cobalt and mercury on lipid metabolism in the white adipose tissue of high-fat diet-induced obesity mice

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    Kawakami, Takashige, E-mail:; Hanao, Norihide; Nishiyama, Kaori; Kadota, Yoshito; Inoue, Masahisa; Sato, Masao; Suzuki, Shinya


    Metals and metalloid species are involved in homeostasis in energy systems such as glucose metabolism. Enlarged adipocytes are one of the most important causes of obesity-associated diseases. In this study, we studied the possibility that various metals, namely, CoCl{sub 2}, HgCl{sub 2}, NaAsO{sub 2} and MnCl{sub 2} pose risk to or have beneficial effects on white adipose tissue (WAT). Exposure to the four metals resulted in decreases in WAT weight and the size of enlarged adipocytes in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) without changes in liver weight, suggesting that the size and function of adipocytes are sensitive to metals. Repeated administration of CoCl{sub 2} significantly increased serum leptin, adiponectin and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and normalized glucose level and adipose cell size in mice fed HFD. In contrast, HgCl{sub 2} treatment significantly decreased serum leptin level with the down-regulation of leptin mRNA expression in WAT and a reduction in adipocyte size. Next, we tried to investigate possible factors that affect adipocyte size. Repeated exposure to HgCl{sub 2} significantly decreased the expression levels of factors upon the regulation of energy such as the PPARα and PPARγ mRNA expression levels in adipocytes, whereas CoCl{sub 2} had little effect on those genes expressions compared with that in the case of the mice fed HFD with a vehicle. In addition, repeated administration of CoCl{sub 2} enhanced AMPK activation in a dose-dependent manner in the liver, skeletal muscle and WAT; HgCl{sub 2} treatment also enhanced AMPK activation in the liver. Thus, both Co and Hg reduced WAT weight and the size of enlarged adipocytes, possibly mediated by AMKP activation in the mice fed HFD. However, inorganic cobalt may have a preventive role in obesity-related diseases through increased leptin, adiponectin and HDL-cholesterol levels, whereas inorganic mercury may accelerate the development of such diseases. These results may lead

  13. Highly sensitive determination of atropine using cobalt oxide nanostructures: Influence of functional groups on the signal sensitivity

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    Soomro, Razium Ali, E-mail: [Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080 (Pakistan); Nafady, Ayman [Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag (Egypt); Hallam, Keith Richard [Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Jawaid, Sana [National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080 (Pakistan); Al Enizi, Abdullah [Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Sherazi, Syed Tufail Hussain; Sirajuddin [National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080 (Pakistan); Ibupoto, Zafar Hussain [Dr M.A. Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080 (Pakistan); Willander, Magnus [Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrkoping, Linkoping University, SE-60174, Norrkoping (Sweden)


    This study describes sensitive determination of atropine using glassy carbon electrodes (GCE) modified with Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanostructures. The as-synthesised nanostructures were grown using cysteine (CYS), glutathione (GSH) and histidine (HYS) as effective templates under hydrothermal action. The obtained morphologies revealed interesting structural features, including both cavity-based and flower-shaped structures. The as-synthesised morphologies were noted to actively participate in electro-catalysis of atropine (AT) drug where GSH-assisted structures exhibited the best signal response in terms of current density and over-potential value. The study also discusses the influence of functional groups on the signal sensitivity of atropine electro-oxidation. The functionalisation was carried with the amino acids originally used as effective templates for the growth of Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanostructures. The highest increment was obtained when GSH was used as the surface functionalising agent. The GSH-functionalised Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}-modified electrode was utilised for the electro-chemical sensing of AT in a concentration range of 0.01–0.46 μM. The developed sensor exhibited excellent working linearity (R{sup 2} = 0.999) and signal sensitivity up to 0.001 μM of AT. The noted high sensitivity of the sensor is associated with the synergy of superb surface architectures and favourable interaction facilitating the electron transfer kinetics for the electro-catalytic oxidation of AT. Significantly, the developed sensor demonstrated excellent working capability when used for AT detection in human urine samples with strong anti-interference potential against common co-existing species, such as glucose, fructose, cysteine, uric acid, dopamine and ascorbic acid. - Highlights: • Template-assisted growth of Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanostructures. • Shape-dependent electro-catalysis of atropine. • Effect of functionalisation of signal sensitivity.

  14. Fabrication and Characterization of Cobalt Microbars (United States)

    Useche, Diego; Gelvez, Ciro; Patino, Edgar J.; Basile, Leonardo; Superconductivity; Nanodevices Laboratory Team

    Magnetic materials have been widely used in applications such as data storage, magnetic tunnel junctions and spin valve structures. In the present work we explore the shape anisotropy of a millimeter size array of magnetic microbars. For this study we focused on Cobalt microbars fabricated using photolithography, thermal evaporation and sputtering techniques. Magnetization measurements as a function of angle were performed on microbars samples which differ slightly in their dimensions. The measurements were carried out using vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) and magnetic optic kerr effect (MOKE). Also, computer simulations in OOMMF were done in order to simulate the experimental results. Despite the bars being in the micrometer scale a small shape anisotropy was observed. Furthermore, when the applied field was parallel to the microbars the maximum coercivity was found and decreased slightly as the field rotated towards the perpendicular direction. It was also found a sheared hysteresis loop in one of the samples.

  15. Mixed alumina and cobalt containing plasma electrolytic oxide coatings (United States)

    Yar-Mukhamedova, G. Sh; Ved', M. V.; Karakurkchi, A. V.; Sakhnenko, N. D.


    Principles of plasma electrolytic oxidation of the AL25 aluminum alloy in diphosphate alkali solutions containing cobalt(2+) cations are discussed. It has been established that a variation in the concentration of the electrolyte components provides the formation of mixed-oxide coatings consisting of the basic matrix materials and the cobalt oxides of different content. An increase in the cobalt oxide content in the coating is achieved by the variation in electrolysis current density as well as the treatment time due to both the electrochemical and thermo-chemical reactions at substrate surface and in spark region. Current density intervals that provide micro-globular surface formation and uniform cobalt distribution in the coating are determined. The composition and morphology of the surface causes high catalytic properties of synthesized materials, which confirmed the results of testing in model reaction CO and benzene oxidation as well as fuel combustion for various modes of engine operation.

  16. Cobalt toxicity: Chemical and radiological combined effects on HaCaT keratinocyte cell line

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    Gault, N. [CEA Fontenay aux Roses, DSV/IRCM/SCSR/LRTS, 92265 Fontenay aux Rose (France); Sandre, C.; Moulin, B.; Bresson, C. [CEA, DEN, SECR, Laboratoire de Speciation des Radionucleides et des Molecules, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Poncy, J.L. [CEA Bruyeres Le Chatel, DSV/IRCM/SREIT/LRT, 91680 Bruyeres Le Chatel (France); Lefaix, J.L. [CEA Caen, DSV/IRCM/SRO/LARIA, 14070 Caen (France)


    Cobalt (Co) is an essential trace element well known as a constituent of vitamin B12, but different compounds of Co are also described as highly toxic and/or radio-toxic for individuals or the environment. In nuclear power plants, {sup 58}Co and {sup 60}Co are radioactive isotopes of cobalt present as activation products of stable Co and Ni used in alloys. Skin exposure is a current occupational risk in the hard metal and nuclear industries. As biochemical and molecular cobalt-induced toxicological mechanisms are not fully identified, we investigated cobalt toxicity in a model human keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT. In this study, we propose a model to determine the in vitro chemical impact on cell viability of a soluble form of cobalt (CoCl{sub 2}) with or without {gamma}-ray doses to mimic contamination by {sup 60}Co, to elucidate the mechanisms of cobalt intracellular chemical and radiological toxicity. Intracellular cobalt concentration was determined after HaCaT cell contamination and chemical toxicity was evaluated in terms of cellular viability and clonogenic survival. We investigated damage to DNA in HaCaT cells by combined treatment with chemical cobalt and a moderate {gamma}-ray dose. Additive effects of cobalt and irradiation were demonstrated. The underlying mechanism of cobalt toxicity is not clearly established, but our results seem to indicate that the toxicity of Co(II) and of irradiation arises from production of reactive oxygen species. (authors)

  17. Spin current

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    Valenzuela, Sergio O; Saitoh, Eiji; Kimura, Takashi


    In a new branch of physics and technology called spin-electronics or spintronics, the flow of electrical charge (usual current) as well as the flow of electron spin, the so-called 'spin current', are manipulated and controlled together. This book provides an introduction and guide to the new physics and application of spin current.

  18. IN15 ultra-high-resolution spin-echo project. First experiment

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    Schleger, P.; Hayes, C. [Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (ILL), 38 - Grenoble (France); Kollmar, A. [Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany)


    The IN15 project is a collaboration between the ILL, HMI (Berlin), and FZ (Juelich) to construct a spin-echo spectrometer with a fourier time-range surpassing half a microsecond. Three different operational modes are possible: normal, with neutron focusing, and time-of-flight. Present status of the project is described. (author). 3 refs.

  19. Structure of high spin states of 76Kr and 78Kr nuclei

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    Following a fully self-consistent cranked Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (CHFB) approach with a pairing+quadrupole+hexadecapole model interaction Hamiltonian the structure of the yrast states of 76,78Kr nuclei is studied up to angular momentum = 24. Evolution of the shape with spin, and rotation alignment of proton as well ...

  20. Probing spin-polarized tunneling at high bias and temperature with a magnetic tunnel transistor

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    Park, B.G.; Banerjee, T.; Min, B.C.; Sanderink, Johannes G.M.; Lodder, J.C.; Jansen, R.


    The magnetic tunnel transistor (MTT) is a three terminal hybrid device that consists of a tunnel emitter, a ferromagnetic (FM) base, and a semiconductor collector. In the MTT with a FM emitter and a single FM base, spin-polarized hot electrons are injected into the base by tunneling. After

  1. Estimating the spin diffusion length and the spin Hall angle from spin pumping induced inverse spin Hall voltages (United States)

    Roy, Kuntal


    There exists considerable confusion in estimating the spin diffusion length of materials with high spin-orbit coupling from spin pumping experiments. For designing functional devices, it is important to determine the spin diffusion length with sufficient accuracy from experimental results. An inaccurate estimation of spin diffusion length also affects the estimation of other parameters (e.g., spin mixing conductance, spin Hall angle) concomitantly. The spin diffusion length for platinum (Pt) has been reported in the literature in a wide range of 0.5-14 nm, and in particular it is a constant value independent of Pt's thickness. Here, the key reasonings behind such a wide range of reported values of spin diffusion length have been identified comprehensively. In particular, it is shown here that a thickness-dependent conductivity and spin diffusion length is necessary to simultaneously match the experimental results of effective spin mixing conductance and inverse spin Hall voltage due to spin pumping. Such a thickness-dependent spin diffusion length is tantamount to the Elliott-Yafet spin relaxation mechanism, which bodes well for transitional metals. This conclusion is not altered even when there is significant interfacial spin memory loss. Furthermore, the variations in the estimated parameters are also studied, which is important for technological applications.

  2. CMOS patterning over high-aspect ratio topographies for N10/N7 using spin-on carbon hardmasks (United States)

    Hopf, Toby; Ercken, Monique; Mannaert, Geert; Kunnen, Eddy; Tao, Zheng; Vandenbroeck, Nadia; Sebaai, Farid; Kikuchi, Yoshiaki; Mertens, Hans; Kubicek, Stefan; Demuynck, Steven; Horiguchi, Naoto


    In this paper proof-of-principle demonstrations of spin-on carbon (SOC)/spin-on glass (SOG)-based lithography processes which could replace standard patterning stacks within the FEOL for upcoming advanced nodes like N10/N7 are presented. At these dimensions the standard lithography approaches that have been utilized within the previous nodes will begin to run into fundamental limitations as a result of the extremely high aspect ratios of the device topography, requiring both new materials as well as new patterning flows in order to allow for continued device scaling. Here, novel SOC/SOG-based patterning flows have been demonstrated which could be applied to implement Source Drain Extension implantations and epitaxial growth processes for CMOS FinFET device architectures even down at N10/N7 dimensions.

  3. High-spin Mn-oxo complexes and their relevance to the oxygen-evolving complex within photosystem II. (United States)

    Gupta, Rupal; Taguchi, Taketo; Lassalle-Kaiser, Benedikt; Bominaar, Emile L; Yano, Junko; Hendrich, Michael P; Borovik, A S


    The structural and electronic properties of a series of manganese complexes with terminal oxido ligands are described. The complexes span three different oxidation states at the manganese center (III-V), have similar molecular structures, and contain intramolecular hydrogen-bonding networks surrounding the Mn-oxo unit. Structural studies using X-ray absorption methods indicated that each complex is mononuclear and that oxidation occurs at the manganese centers, which is also supported by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies. This gives a high-spin Mn(V)-oxo complex and not a Mn(IV)-oxy radical as the most oxidized species. In addition, the EPR findings demonstrated that the Fermi contact term could experimentally substantiate the oxidation states at the manganese centers and the covalency in the metal-ligand bonding. Oxygen-17-labeled samples were used to determine spin density within the Mn-oxo unit, with the greatest delocalization occurring within the Mn(V)-oxo species (0.45 spins on the oxido ligand). The experimental results coupled with density functional theory studies show a large amount of covalency within the Mn-oxo bonds. Finally, these results are examined within the context of possible mechanisms associated with photosynthetic water oxidation; specifically, the possible identity of the proposed high valent Mn-oxo species that is postulated to form during turnover is discussed.

  4. High-spin Mn–oxo complexes and their relevance to the oxygen-evolving complex within photosystem II (United States)

    Gupta, Rupal; Taguchi, Taketo; Lassalle-Kaiser, Benedikt; Bominaar, Emile L.; Yano, Junko; Hendrich, Michael P.; Borovik, A. S.


    The structural and electronic properties of a series of manganese complexes with terminal oxido ligands are described. The complexes span three different oxidation states at the manganese center (III–V), have similar molecular structures, and contain intramolecular hydrogen-bonding networks surrounding the Mn–oxo unit. Structural studies using X-ray absorption methods indicated that each complex is mononuclear and that oxidation occurs at the manganese centers, which is also supported by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies. This gives a high-spin MnV–oxo complex and not a MnIV–oxy radical as the most oxidized species. In addition, the EPR findings demonstrated that the Fermi contact term could experimentally substantiate the oxidation states at the manganese centers and the covalency in the metal–ligand bonding. Oxygen-17–labeled samples were used to determine spin density within the Mn–oxo unit, with the greatest delocalization occurring within the MnV–oxo species (0.45 spins on the oxido ligand). The experimental results coupled with density functional theory studies show a large amount of covalency within the Mn–oxo bonds. Finally, these results are examined within the context of possible mechanisms associated with photosynthetic water oxidation; specifically, the possible identity of the proposed high valent Mn–oxo species that is postulated to form during turnover is discussed. PMID:25852147

  5. Production cross sections for Lee-Wick massive electromagnetic bosons and for spin-zero and spin-one W bosons at high energies. (United States)

    Linsker, R.


    Production cross sections for three types of hypothetical particles are calculated in the presented paper. Several (Z, Z') cases were studied corresponding to elastic scattering off protons and neutrons (either free or embedded within a Fermi sea), coherent scattering off a nucleus, and inelastic scattering off a proton (in which case Z' denotes a nucleon resonance or hadronic system in the continuum). Detailed structure-function data are used to improve the accuracy of the inelastic scattering calculation. Results of calculations are given for beam energies between 50 and 10,000 GeV, and masses between 5 and 40 GeV for the massive Lee-Wick spin-1 boson. Cross sections were computed for resonant and semiweak processes. The production cross section of spin-zero weak intermediate bosons was found to be at least one order of magnitude smaller than for spin-1 weak bosons in nearly all regions of interest. The production cross section of spin-zero weak intermediate bosons for inelastic scattering off protons compares with that for elastic scattering in the regions of interest. In the case of massive spin-1 bosons and spin-1 weak intermediates, the main contribution to total production cross section off protons is elastic.

  6. Exfoliation and Reassembly of Cobalt Oxide Nanosheets into a Reversible Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode (United States)


    assembly,[13] spin -coating,[14] and vacuum-assisted self-assembly (VASA),[15,16] among others. Herein, we present the exfoliation of cobalt oxide...Hillsboro, OR). Samples were coated with 6 nm of osmium using an OPC-60A osmium plasma coater (Structure Probe, Inc. Supplies, West Chester, PA

  7. High spin exotic states and new method for pairing energy; Etats exotiques a hauts spins et nouvelle methode pour l`energie d`appariement nucleaire

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    Molique, H.


    We present a new method called `PSY-MB`, initially developed in the framework of abstract group theory for the solution of the problem of strongly interacting multi-fermionic systems with particular to systems in an external rotating field. The validity of the new method (PSY-MB) is tested on model Hamiltonians. A detailed comparison between the obtained solutions and the exact ones is performed. The new method is used in the study of realistic nuclear Hamiltonians based on the Woods-Saxon potential within the cranking approximation to study the influence of residual monopole pairing interactions in the rare-earth mass region. In parallel with this new technique we present original results obtained with the Woods-Saxon mean-field and the self-consistent Hartree-Fock approximation in order to investigate such exotic effects as octupole deformations and hexadecapole C{sub 4}-polarizing deformations in the framework of high-spin physics. By developing these three approaches in one single work we prepare the ground for the nuclear structure calculations of the new generation - where the residual two-body interactions are taken into account also in the weak pairing limit. (author). 2370refs.

  8. High-spin {gamma}-ray spectroscopy of {sup 124}Ba, {sup 124}Xe and {sup 125}Xe

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    Al-Khatib, Ali


    Rotational spectra had been observed for the first time in excited atomic nuclei in 1938. This observation was attributed to the deviation from spherical shape. In quantum mechanics, when a perfectly spherical system rotates, it appears identical when it is viewed from any direction and no point of reference exists to which the change in position can be identified. Therefore, rotation cannot be defined for spherical nuclei. If the shape deviates from spherical symmetry, the nucleus can rotate and rotational spectra are observed. Many nucleons contribute to the rotation which is referred to as collective excitation. Depending on the mass region, nuclei have different deformations and, therefore, different shapes. Many nuclei show larger deformation with increasing excitation energy. Transitional nuclei between spherical and strongly deformed regions of the nuclear chart are usually soft with respect to deformation changes. In the mass region around A{proportional_to}125, which is the subject of this thesis, nuclei are predicted to be soft with respect to deformation. Rotational motion leads to Coriolis-induced alignments of high-j nucleons, which are in this mass region predominantly protons and neutrons from the h{sub 11/2} unique-parity intruder subshells. The proton Fermi level lies in the lower part of the h{sub 11/2} subshell which favours prolate shape whereas the neutron Fermi level lies in the upper part of the h{sub 11/2} subshell which favours oblate shape. According to the opposite shape-driving forces of protons and neutrons, shape co-existence is expected and the interplay between the h{sub 11/2} proton and neutron orbitals is of great interest for spectroscopic investigations. In addition, superdeformation has been established in this mass region. An interesting observation in this mass region is that nuclei undergo a shape-change from collective prolate to non-collective oblate states at high spins. In this spin range the transitions within the

  9. Osseointegration of cobalt-chrome alloy implants. (United States)

    Mavrogenis, Andreas F; Papagelopoulos, Panayiotis J; Babis, George C


    Osseointegration or osteointegration refers to a direct bone-to-metal interface without interposition of non-bone tissue. The long-term clinical success of bone implants is critically related to wide bone-to-implant direct contact. However, only poor bone formation or even host bone resorption have been shown where bone is in tight contact with the implant surface. It has been suggested that an appropriate space between implant and host bone may be useful for early peri-implant bone formation. Additionally, osseointegration depends on the topographical and chemical characteristics of the implant surface. Cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr) is a metal alloy of cobalt and chromium. Because of its high strength, temperature endurance and wear resistance, it is commonly used in dental and orthopedic implants. In orthopedic implants it is usually composed of cobalt with chromium, molybdenum, and traces of other elements. Co-Cr alloys are especially useful where high stiffness or a highly polished and extremely wear-resistant material is required. This article reviews the Co-Cr alloy orthopedic implants in terms of their properties, porous coating, osseointegration, outcome, and failure.

  10. Cobalamin Concentrations in Fetal Liver Show Gender Differences: A Result from Using a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry as an Ultratrace Cobalt Speciation Method. (United States)

    Bosle, Janine; Goetz, Sven; Raab, Andrea; Krupp, Eva M; Scheckel, Kirk G; Lombi, Enzo; Meharg, Andrew A; Fowler, Paul A; Feldmann, Jörg


    Maternal diet and lifestyle choices may affect placental transfer of cobalamin (Cbl) to the fetus. Fetal liver concentration of Cbl reflects nutritional status with regards to vitamin B12, but at these low concentration current Cbl measurement methods lack robustness. An analytical method based on enzymatic extraction with subsequent reversed-phase-high-pressure liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) separation and parallel ICPMS and electrospray ionization (ESI)-Orbitrap-MS to determine specifically Cbl species in liver samples of only 10-50 mg was developed using 14 pig livers. Subsequently 55 human fetal livers were analyzed. HPLC-ICPMS analysis for cobalt (Co) and Cbl gave detection limits of 0.18 ng/g and 0.88 ng/g d.m. in liver samples, respectively, with a recovery of >95%. Total Co (Cot) concentration did not reflect the amount of Cbl or vitamin B12 in the liver. Cbl bound Co contributes only 45 ± 15% to Cot. XRF mapping and μXANES analysis confirmed the occurrence of non-Cbl cobalt in pig liver hot spots indicating particular Co. No correlations of total cobalt nor Cbl with fetal weight or weeks of gestation were found for the human fetal livers. Although no gender difference could be identified for total Co concentration, female livers were significantly higher in Cbl concentration (24.1 ± 7.8 ng/g) than those from male fetuses (19.8 ± 7.1 ng/g) (p = 0.04). This HPLC-ICPMS method was able to quantify total Cot and Cbl in fetus liver, and it was sensitive and precise enough to identify this gender difference.

  11. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by cobalt in leather – clinical cases

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    Bregnbak, David; Opstrup, Morten S.; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl


    In 2013, we raised suspicion that cobalt in leather could be responsible for hitherto unrecognized cases of allergic contact dermatitis. We saw a patient sensitized only to cobalt with clear long-term exposure to cobalt from a leather sofa, and observed resolution of dermatitis following avoidance...... [1]. In 2014, we performed a questionnaire study, which showed a positive and significant association between cobalt allergy and a history of dermatitis caused by non-occupational exposure to leather articles [2]. Recently, we published an article showing high amounts of cobalt in selected leather...... swatches from furniture [3]. Here, we report 2 additional cases of allergic cobalt dermatitis caused by consumer leather exposure, to increase awareness about this topic....

  12. Photon Self-Induced Spin to Orbital Conversion in TGG crystal at high laser power

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    Mosca, S; Karimi, E; Piccirillo, B; Marrucci, L; De Rosa, R; Genin, E; Milano, L; Santamato, E


    In this paper, we present experimental evidence of a newly discovered third-order nonlinear optical process Self-Induced Spin-to-Orbital Conversion (SISTOC) of the photon angular momentum. This effect is the physical mechanism at the origin of the depolarization of very intense laser beams propagating in isotropic materials. The SISTOC process, like self-focusing, is triggered by laser heating leading to a radial temperature gradient in the medium. In this work we tested the occurrence of SISTOC in a terbium gallium garnet (TGG) rod for an impinging laser power of about 100~W. To study the SISTOC process we used different techniques: polarization analysis, interferometry and tomography of the photon orbital angular momentum. Our results confirm, in particular, that the apparent depolarization of the beam is due to the occurrence of maximal entanglement between the spin and orbital angular momentum of the photons undergoing the SISTOC process. This explanation of the true nature of the depolarization mechanism...

  13. Spinning Them Off: Entrepreneuring practices in Corporate Spin-Offs

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    Hydle, Katja Maria; Meland, Kjersti Vikse; Haus-Reve, Silje


    .... We uncover the enacted aspects of knowledge, called knowing, through theories from seven cases of incumbent-backed spin-offs and find that the management of the parent firms are highly involved in the spin-offs...

  14. Point contact Andreev reflection and the measurement of spin polarization: high fields and novel materials (Conference Presentation) (United States)

    Stamenov, Plamen; Borisov, Kiril


    Point Contact Andreev Reflection (PCAR) is one of the few available methods for the determination of the Fermi level spin polarisation in metals and degenerate semiconductors. It has traditionally been applied at fixed (liquid He) temperatures, using pure niobium as the superconductor, and at essentially zero applied magnetic fields, all of which limit the amount of information that it can provide - i.e. do not allow for the extraction of the sign of the spin polarisation and make the assignment of the transport regime to ballistic or diffusive almost impossible. Here a series of experiments is described, aimed at the expansion of this parameter space to higher magnetic fields and to higher temperatures. These require redesigned experimental setups and the use of higher performance superconductors. Demonstrations are described of the determination of the sign of the spin polarisation, at fields of more than 5 Tesla using a low-Z superconductor, as well as operations beyond 9.2 K. Doubts about the practical reliability of the PCAR technique are dispersed using systematic series of samples - the heavy rare-earths and comparisons with alternatives, such as spin-polarised field emission, photo-emission and Tedrow-Meservey tunnelling. The specific material examples presented include 3d-metals, order-disorder transition alloys and zero-moment half-metals - Fe, FeAl and MnRuGa, alternative low-Z and high-Z superconductors - MgB2 and NbTi, and magnetic topological insulators, such as Cr- and V-doped (Bi1-xSbx)2Te3.

  15. Probing the Impact of Solvation on Photoexcited Spin Crossover Complexes with High-Precision X-ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

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    Liu, Cunming; Zhang, Jianxin [State; Lawson Daku, Latévi M. [Département; Gosztola, David; Canton, Sophie E. [ELI-ALPS, ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd., Dugonics ter 13, Szeged 6720, Hungary; Attosecond; Zhang, Xiaoyi


    Investigating the photoinduced electronic and structural response of bistable molecular building blocks incorporating transition metals in solution phase constitutes a necessary stepping stone for steering their properties towards applications and perfomance optimizations. This work presents a detailed X-ray transient absorption (XTA) spectroscopy study of a prototypical spin crossover (SCO) complex [FeII(mbpy)3]2+ (where mbpy=4,4’-dimethyl-2,2’-bipyridine) with a [FeIIN6] first coordination shell in water (H2O) and acetonitrile (CH3CN). The unprecedented data quality of the XTA spectra together with the direct fitting of the difference spectra in k space using a large number of scattering paths enables resolving the subtle difference in the photoexcited structures of an FeII complex in two solvents for the first time. Compared to the low spin (LS) 1A1 state, the average Fe-N bond elongations for the photoinduced high spin (HS) 5T2 state are found to be 0.181 . 0.003 Å in H2O and 0.199 . 0.003 Å in CH3CN. This difference in structural response is attributed to ligand-solvent interactions that are stronger in H2O than in CH3CN for the HS excited state. Our studies demonstrate that, although the metal center of [FeII(mbpy)3]2+ could have been expected to be rather shielded by the three bidentate ligands with quasi-octahedral-coordination, the ligand field strength in the HS excited state is nevertheless indirectly affected by solvation that modifies the charge distribution within the Fe-N covalent bonds. More generally, this work highlights the importance of including solvation effects in order to develop a generalized understanding of the spin-state switching at the atomic level.

  16. Fabrication of highly spin-polarized Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 thin-films

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    Full Text Available Ferromagnetic Heusler Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 epitaxial thin-films have been fabricated in the L21 structure with saturation magnetizations over 1200 emu/cm3. Andreev reflection measurements show that the spin polarization is as high as 80% in samples sputtered on unheated MgO (100 substrates and annealed at high temperatures. However, the spin polarization is considerably smaller in samples deposited on heated substrates.

  17. High-order standing spin wave modes in Fe{sub 19}Ni{sub 81} micron wire observed by homodyne method

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    Yamaguchi, A; Motoi, K; Miyajima, H [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Uchiyama, T [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer, Nagoya University, Chikusaku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Utsumi, Y, E-mail: [Laboratory of Advanced Science and Technology fro Industry, University of Hyogo, Koto, Ako, Hyogo 678-1205 (Japan)


    The broadband spin dynamics of patterned ferromagnetic Fe{sub 19}Ni{sub 81} microwire with thickness of 80 nm has been investigated experimentally using broadband rectifying method. The rectifying effect provides a highly sensitive method to detect the high-order perpendicular standing spin wave (PSSW) mode. Present analytical calculation reproduces the observed relation between resonance frequency and applied magnetic field. The effective thickness is explained by the pinning condition of magnetic moment at the surface of the wire.

  18. Characterization of free radicals by electron spin resonance spectroscopy in biochars from pyrolysis at high heating rates and at high temperatures

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    Trubetskaya, Anna; Jensen, Peter Arendt; Jensen, Anker Degn


    The concentration and type of free radicals from the decay (termination stage) of pyrolysis at slow and fast heating rates and at high temperatures (above 1000°C) in biomass char have been studied. A room temperature electron spin resonance spectroscopy study was conducted on original wood......, herbaceous biomass, holocelluloses, lignin and their chars, prepared at high temperatures in a wire mesh reactor, an entrained flow reactor, and a tubular reactor. The radical concentrations in the chars from the decay stage range up between 7·1016 and 1.5·1018 spins g -1. The results indicated....... The results show that at high temperatures, mostly aliphatic radicals (g = 2.0026-2.0028) and PAH radicals (g = 2.0027e2.0031) were formed....

  19. Ultrathin epitaxial cobalt films formed under graphene (United States)

    Gomoyunova, M. V.; Grebenyuk, G. S.; Smirnov, D. A.; Pronin, I. I.


    The intercalation of cobalt under a graphene monolayer grown on a Ni(111) single crystal film is studied. The experiments are conducted in ultrahigh vacuum. Samples are characterized in situ by low energy electron diffraction, high-energy-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation, and magnetic linear dichroism in photoemission of Co 3 p electrons. New data are obtained on the evolution of the atomic and electronic structure and magnetic properties of the system with increasing thickness of the intercalated cobalt layer in the range up to 2 nm. It is shown that a pseudomorphic epitaxial film of Co(111) having magnetization perpendicular to the surface is formed under the grapheme layer during intercalation in an anomalously wide range of thicknesses.

  20. Cobalt oxide nanoparticles as a novel high-efficiency fiber coating for solid phase microextraction of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene from aqueous solutions

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    Gholivand, Mohammad Bagher, E-mail: [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shamsipur, Mojtaba; Shamizadeh, Mohammad [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Moradian, Rostam; Astinchap, Bandar [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nano Technology Research Laboratory, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


    Highlights: • Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles were introduced as a novel SPME fiber coating. • The fiber was evaluated for the extraction of BTEX in combination with GC–MS. • The fiber showed extraction efficiencies better than a PDMS fiber toward BTEX. • The fiber was successfully applied to the determination of BTEX in real samples. - Abstract: In this work cobalt oxide nanoparticles were introduced for preparation of a novel solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber coating. Chemical bath deposition (CBD) technique was used in order for synthesis and immobilization of the Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanomaterials on a Pt wire for fabrication of SPME fiber. The prepared cobalt oxide coating was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The fiber was evaluated for the extraction of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) in combination with GC–MS. A simplex optimization method was used to optimize the factors affecting the extraction efficiency. Under optimized conditions, the proposed fiber showed extraction efficiencies comparable to those of a commercial polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) fiber toward the BTEX compounds. The repeatability of the fiber and its reproducibility, expressed as relative standard deviation (RSD), were lower than about 11%. No significant change was observed in the extraction efficiency of the new SPME fiber after over 50 extractions. The fiber was successfully applied to the determination of BTEX compounds in real samples. The proposed nanostructure cobalt oxide fiber is a promising alternative to the commercial fibers as it is robust, inexpensive and easily prepared.

  1. High efficiency of isopropanol combustion over cobalt oxides modified ZSM-5 zeolite membrane catalysts on paper-like stainless steel fibers (United States)

    Wang, Tao; Zhang, Huiping; Yan, Ying


    Catalytic performances of isopropanol combustion and bed pressure drop in structured fixed bed reactor composed of cobalt oxides modified ZSM-5 zeolite membrane catalysts on paper-like stainless steel fibers (Co/ZSM-5/PSSF) and traditional granular ZSM-5 zeolites catalysts were investigated in this paper. Both of the catalyst samples were fabricated by wetness impregnation method and were characterized via X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) mapping and the N2 adsorption/desorption isotherm analyses. The result of EDS mapping revealed that cobalt oxides dispersed well on ZSM-5/PSSF. The Co/ZSM-5/PSSF catalyst display superior catalytic activity to granular Co/ZSM-5 catalyst, 50% and 90% isopropanol conversion temperatures over Co/ZSM-5/PSSF reduced 107 °C and 51 °C, respectively, compared with those over granular Co/ZSM-5 catalysts. The apparent activation energy for isopropanol combustion over Co/ZSM-5/PSSF (90 kJ/mol) was much lower than that over granular Co/ZSM-5 (134 kJ/mol). When the face velocity increased to 14.9 cm/s, the bed pressure drop of reactor filled with only Co/ZSM-5/PSSF catalysts was 9.5% of that of reactor filled with only granular Co/ZSM-5 catalysts. The ZSM-5 zeolite membrane on paper-like stainless steel fibers support provide good dispersion for cobalt oxides and Co/ZSM-5/PSSF show superior catalytic efficiency of isopropanol combustion and produced lower bed pressure drop in reactor compared with granular ZSM-5 zeolites. Co/ZSM-5/PSSF composite catalyst show superior catalytic activity for isopropanol combustion and produced lower bed pressure drop compared with traditional granular Co/ZSM-5.

  2. Synthesis, permeability resonance and microwave absorption of flake-assembled cobalt superstructure

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    Wen, S.L. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (China); Liu, Y., E-mail: [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (China); Zhao, X.C. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (China); Fan, Z.Z. [AVIC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100081 (China)


    To meet the demands of high-efficient microwave absorption materials, cobalt superstructure was synthesized and characterized. As SEM confirmed, the cobalt superstructure was assembled by flakes. The size of cobalt superstructure was about 10 μm, and the thickness of the flake was about 500 nm. The permittivity and permeability were investigated as a function of frequency in the microwave range of 1–18 GHz. Based on the LLG equation and exchange resonance mode, three magnetic resonances, including one natural resonance and two exchange resonances were discussed. The calculated reflection loss (RL) indicated the cobalt superstructure indicated the cobalt superstructure has potential application as a promising candidate for microwave absorption. The maximum RL reached as high as −77.29 dB with a matching thickness of 1.5 mm, and the effective bandwidth with a reflection loss less than −10 dB was 3.6 GHz from 9.85 to 13.45 GHz. For cobalt superstructure, magnetic loss mainly contributed even more than dielectric loss to the microwave absorption. - Highlights: • The cobalt superstructure were synthesized and characterized. • The multiple magnetic resonances were studied for cobalt superstructure based on the LLG equation and exchange resonance mode. • The maximum reflection loss of cobalt superstructure reaches to −77.29 dB.

  3. Higher Spin Matrix Models

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    Mauricio Valenzuela


    Full Text Available We propose a hybrid class of theories for higher spin gravity and matrix models, i.e., which handle simultaneously higher spin gravity fields and matrix models. The construction is similar to Vasiliev’s higher spin gravity, but part of the equations of motion are provided by the action principle of a matrix model. In particular, we construct a higher spin (gravity matrix model related to type IIB matrix models/string theory that have a well defined classical limit, and which is compatible with higher spin gravity in A d S space. As it has been suggested that higher spin gravity should be related to string theory in a high energy (tensionless regime, and, therefore to M-Theory, we expect that our construction will be useful to explore concrete connections.

  4. Spin conversion of cytochrome b{sub 559} in photosystem II induced by exogenous high potential quinone

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    Kropacheva, Tatyana N.; Feikema, W. Onno; Mamedov, Fikret; Feyziyev, Yashar; Styring, Stenbjorn; Hoff, Arnold J


    The spin-state of cytochrome b{sub 559} (Cyt b{sub 559}) was studied in photosystem II (PSII) membrane fragments by low-temperature EPR spectroscopy. Treatment of the membranes with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) converts the native low-spin (LS) form of Cyt b{sub 559} to the high-spin (HS) form characterized with the g= 6.19 and g= 5.95 split signal. The HS Cyt b{sub 559} was pH dependent with the amplitude increasing toward more acidic pH values (pH 5.5-8.5). The HS state was not photochemically active upon 77 and 200 K continuous illumination under our conditions and was characterized by a low reduction potential ({<=}0 V). It was also demonstrated that DDQ treatment damages the oxygen evolving complex, leading to inhibition of oxygen evolution, decrease of the S{sub 2}-state EPR multiline signal and release of Mn{sup 2+}. In parallel, studies of model systems containing iron(III) protoporphyrin IX chloride (Fe{sup III}Por), which is a good model compound for the Cyt b{sub 559} prosthetic group, were performed by using optical and EPR spectroscopy. The interaction of Fe{sup III}Por with imidazole (Im) in weakly polar solvent results in formation of bis-imidazole coordinated heme iron (Fe{sup III}Por Im{sub 2}) which mimic the bis-histidine axial ligation of Cyt b{sub 559}. The reaction of DDQ with the LS Fe{sup III}Por Im{sub 2} complex leads to its transformation into the HS state (g{sub perpendicular}=5.95, g{sub parallel}=2.00). It was shown that the spin conversion occurs due to the donor-acceptor interaction of coordinated imidazole with this high-potential quinone causing the displacement of imidazole from the axial position. The similar mechanism of DDQ-induced spin change is assumed to be valid for the native membrane Cyt b{sub 559} in PSII centers.

  5. Splitting water with cobalt. (United States)

    Artero, Vincent; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Fontecave, Marc


    The future of energy supply depends on innovative breakthroughs regarding the design of cheap, sustainable, and efficient systems for the conversion and storage of renewable energy sources, such as solar energy. The production of hydrogen, a fuel with remarkable properties, through sunlight-driven water splitting appears to be a promising and appealing solution. While the active sites of enzymes involved in the overall water-splitting process in natural systems, namely hydrogenases and photosystem II, use iron, nickel, and manganese ions, cobalt has emerged in the past five years as the most versatile non-noble metal for the development of synthetic H(2)- and O(2)-evolving catalysts. Such catalysts can be further coupled with photosensitizers to generate photocatalytic systems for light-induced hydrogen evolution from water. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Chemical profile of beans cultivars (Phaseolus vulgaris) by 1H NMR - high resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS);Perfil quimico de cultivares de feijao (Phaseolus vulgaris) pela tecnica de high resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS)

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    Liao, Luciano Morais; Choze, Rafael; Cavalcante, Pedro Paulo Araujo; Santos, Suzana da Costa; Ferri, Pedro Henrique, E-mail: luciano@quimica.ufg.b [Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG), Goiania, GO (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Ferreira, Antonio Gilberto [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFScar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica


    The application of one-dimensional proton high-resolution magic angle spinning ({sup 1}H HR-MAS) NMR combined with a typical advantages of solid and liquid-state NMR techniques was used as input variables for the multivariate statistical analysis. In this paper, different cultivars of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) developed and in development by EMBRAPA - Arroz e Feijao were analyzed by {sup 1}H HR-MAS, which have been demonstrated to be a valuable tool in its differentiation according chemical composition and avoid the manipulation of the samples as used in other techniques. (author)

  7. Measurements of nuclear spin dynamics by spin-noise spectroscopy

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    Ryzhov, I. I.; Poltavtsev, S. V.; Kozlov, G. G.; Zapasskii, V. S. [Spin Optics Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University, 1 Ul' anovskaya, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); Kavokin, K. V.; Glazov, M. M. [Spin Optics Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University, 1 Ul' anovskaya, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 26 Polytechnicheskaya, St.-Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation); Vladimirova, M.; Scalbert, D.; Cronenberger, S. [Laboratoire Charles Coulomb UMR 5221 CNRS/Université de Montpellier, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 05 (France); Kavokin, A. V. [Spin Optics Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University, 1 Ul' anovskaya, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, SO17 1NJ Southampton (United Kingdom); Lemaître, A.; Bloch, J. [Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, UPR CNRS, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis (France)


    We exploit the potential of the spin noise spectroscopy (SNS) for studies of nuclear spin dynamics in n-GaAs. The SNS experiments were performed on bulk n-type GaAs layers embedded into a high-finesse microcavity at negative detuning. In our experiments, nuclear spin polarisation initially prepared by optical pumping is monitored in real time via a shift of the peak position in the electron spin noise spectrum. We demonstrate that this shift is a direct measure of the Overhauser field acting on the electron spin. The dynamics of nuclear spin is shown to be strongly dependent on the electron concentration.

  8. Coexistence of magnetic fluctuations and superconductivity in the pnictide high temperature superconductor SmFeAsO1-xFx measured by muon spin rotation. (United States)

    Drew, A J; Pratt, F L; Lancaster, T; Blundell, S J; Baker, P J; Liu, R H; Wu, G; Chen, X H; Watanabe, I; Malik, V K; Dubroka, A; Kim, K W; Rössle, M; Bernhard, C


    Muon spin rotation experiments were performed on the pnictide high temperature superconductor SmFeAsO1-xFx with x=0.18 and 0.3. We observed an unusual enhancement of slow spin fluctuations in the vicinity of the superconducting transition which suggests that the spin fluctuations contribute to the formation of an unconventional superconducting state. An estimate of the in-plane penetration depth lambda ab(0)=190(5) nm was obtained, which confirms that the pnictide superconductors obey an Uemura-style relationship between Tc and lambda ab(0);(-2).

  9. Synthesis of three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide layer supported cobalt nanocrystals and their high catalytic activity in F-T CO2 hydrogenation. (United States)

    He, Fei; Niu, Na; Qu, Fengyu; Wei, Shuquan; Chen, Yujin; Gai, Shili; Gao, Peng; Wang, Yan; Yang, Piaoping


    The reduced graphene oxide (rGO) supported cobalt nanocrystals have been synthesized through an in situ crystal growth method using Co(acac)2 under solvothermal conditions by using DMF as the solvent. By carefully controlling the reaction temperature, the phase transition of the cobalt nanocrystals from the cubic phase to the hexagonal phase has been achieved. Moreover, the microscopic structure and morphology as well as the reduction process of the composite have been investigated in detail. It is found that oxygen-containing functional groups on the graphene oxide (GO) can greatly influence the formation process of the Co nanocrystals by binding the Co(2+) cations dissociated from the Co(acac)2 in the initial reaction solution at 220 °C, leading to the 3D reticular structure of the composite. Furthermore, this is the first attempt to use a Co/rGO composite as the catalyst in the F-T CO2 hydrogenation process. The catalysis testing results reveal that the as-synthesized 3D structured composite exhibits ideal catalytic activity and good stability, which may greatly extend the scope of applications for this kind of graphene-based metal hybrid material.

  10. Multiple-quantum magic-angle spinning: high-resolution solid state NMR spectroscopy of half-integer quadrupolar nuclei

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    Goldbourt, A


    Experimental and theoretical aspects of the multiple-quantum magic-angle spinning experiment (MQMAS) are discussed in this review. The significance of this experiment, introduced by Frydman and Harwood, is in its ability to provide high-resolution NMR spectra of half-integer quadrupolar nuclei (I /geq 3/2). This technique has proved to be useful in various systems ranging from inorganic materials to biological samples. This review addresses the development of various pulse schemes aimed at improving the signal-to-noise ratio and anisotropic lineshapes. Representative spectra are shown to underscore the importance and applications of the MQMAS experiment. Refs. 97 (author)

  11. Low-lying levels and high-spin band structures in sup 1 sup 0 sup 2 Rh

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    Gizon, J; Timar, J; Cata-Danil, G; Nyakó, B M; Zolnai, L; Boston, A J; Joss, D T; Paul, E S; Semple, A T; O'Brien, N J; Parry, C M; Bucurescu, D; Brant, S; Paar, V


    Levels in sup 1 sup 0 sup 2 Rh have been populated in the reaction sup 7 sup 0 Zn+ sup 3 sup 6 S at 130 MeV. The level structure of sup 1 sup 0 sup 2 Rh has been investigated using the EUROGAM II array. Low-lying states and four high-spin bands have been identified. The configurations of low-lying levels and two-quasiparticle bands are interpreted in the frame of the interacting boson-fermion-fermion model. The four observed band structures are also compared with cranked shell model calculations using a modified oscillator potential.

  12. A Systematic Review of Systemic Cobaltism After Wear or Corrosion of Chrome-Cobalt Hip Implants. (United States)

    Gessner, Bradford D; Steck, Thomas; Woelber, Erik; Tower, Stephen S


    We sought to synthesize data on systemic arthroprosthetic cobaltism, a recently described syndrome that results from wear or corrosion of chrome-cobalt hip components. We conducted a systematic literature review to identify all reported cases of systemic arthroprosthetic cobaltism. To assess the epidemiologic link between blood cobalt levels (B[Co]), we developed a symptom scoring tool that evaluated 9 different symptom categories and a category of medical utilization. We identified 25 patients reported between 2001 and 2014 with a substantial increase in case reports over the past 3 years. Symptoms were diverse and involved the hip (84%), cardiovascular system (60%), audiovestibular system (52%), peripheral motor-sensory system (48%), thyroid (48%), psychological functioning (32%), visual system (32%), and the hematological, oncological, or immune system (20%). The mean latency from implantation to presentation or revision was 41 months (range, 9-99 months). The mean B[Co] was 324 μg/L and 4 patients had levels less than 20 μg/L. The B[Co] but not blood chromium level was highly associated with a quantitative measure of overall symptom severity (r, 0.81; P chrome-cobalt hip implants, may involve a large number of organ systems, and may occur with relatively low B[Co]. There is an urgent need to better define the overall scope of the problem and to develop screening and management strategies.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.

  13. Magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus and process for high-resolution in situ investigations (United States)

    Hu, Jian Zhi; Sears, Jr., Jesse A.; Hoyt, David W.; Mehta, Hardeep S.; Peden, Charles H. F.


    A continuous-flow (CF) magic angle sample spinning (CF-MAS) NMR rotor and probe are described for investigating reaction dynamics, stable intermediates/transition states, and mechanisms of catalytic reactions in situ. The rotor includes a sample chamber of a flow-through design with a large sample volume that delivers a flow of reactants through a catalyst bed contained within the sample cell allowing in-situ investigations of reactants and products. Flow through the sample chamber improves diffusion of reactants and products through the catalyst. The large volume of the sample chamber enhances sensitivity permitting in situ .sup.13C CF-MAS studies at natural abundance.

  14. Intra-arterial high signals on arterial spin labeling perfusion images predict the occluded internal carotid artery segment

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    Sogabe, Shu; Satomi, Junichiro; Tada, Yoshiteru; Kanematsu, Yasuhisa; Kuwayama, Kazuyuki; Yagi, Kenji; Yoshioka, Shotaro; Mizobuchi, Yoshifumi; Mure, Hideo; Yamaguchi, Izumi; Kitazato, Keiko T.; Nagahiro, Shinji [Tokushima University Graduate School, Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima (Japan); Abe, Takashi; Harada, Masafumi [Tokushima University Graduate School, Department of Radiology, Tokushima (Japan); Yamamoto, Nobuaki; Kaji, Ryuji [Tokushima University Graduate School, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Biomedical Biosciences, Tokushima (Japan)


    Arterial spin labeling (ASL) involves perfusion imaging using the inverted magnetization of arterial water. If the arterial arrival times are longer than the post-labeling delay, labeled spins are visible on ASL images as bright, high intra-arterial signals (IASs); such signals were found within occluded vessels of patients with acute ischemic stroke. The identification of the occluded segment in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is crucial for endovascular treatment. We tested our hypothesis that high IASs on ASL images can predict the occluded segment. Our study included 13 patients with acute ICA occlusion who had undergone angiographic and ASL studies within 48 h of onset. We retrospectively identified the high IAS on ASL images and angiograms and recorded the occluded segment and the number of high IAS-positive slices on ASL images. The ICA segments were classified as cervical (C1), petrous (C2), cavernous (C3), and supraclinoid (C4). Of seven patients with intracranial ICA occlusion, five demonstrated high IASs at C1-C2, suggesting that high IASs could identify stagnant flow proximal to the occluded segment. Among six patients with extracranial ICA occlusion, five presented with high IASs at C3-C4, suggesting that signals could identify the collateral flow via the ophthalmic artery. None had high IASs at C1-C2. The mean number of high IAS-positive slices was significantly higher in patients with intra- than extracranial ICA occlusion. High IASs on ASL images can identify slow stagnant and collateral flow through the ophthalmic artery in patients with acute ICA occlusion and help to predict the occlusion site. (orig.)


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    Liudmila V. Dyakova


    Full Text Available The paper deals with the extracting cobalt salts by using mixtures on the basis of tertiary amine from multicomponent solutions from the process of hydrochloride leaching of cobalt concentrate. The optimal composition for the extraction mixture, the relationship between the cobalt distribution coefficients and modifier’s nature and concentration, and the saltingout agent type have been determined. A hydrochloride extraction technology of cobalt concentrate yielding a purified concentrated cobalt solution for the production of pure cobalt salts has been developed and introduced at Severonikel combine.

  16. Spin canting observation and cation distribution in CoFe{sub 2−x}In{sub x}O{sub 4} (0.0 ⩽ x ⩽ 1.0) ferrites through low temperature–high field Mössbauer spectral study

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    Pandit, Rabia, E-mail: [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P) 177 005 (India); Sharma, K.K.; Kaur, Pawanpreet [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P) 177 005 (India); Reddy, V.R. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 4520 17 (India); Kumar, Ravi [Centre for Material Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P) 177 005 (India); Shah, Jyoti [National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110 012 (India)


    Highlights: • Rietveld refinement of CoIn{sub x}Fe{sub 2−x}O{sub 4} samples confirm single phase spinel structure. • The in-field Mössbauer study reveals canted spin structures in CoIn{sub x}Fe{sub 2−x}O{sub 4} ferrites. • In-field Mössbauer study is in line with magnetization measurements. • Cation distribution matches well with experimental integrated intensity ratios. • Shifting of resonance peaks to high frequencies is useful for industrial purposes. - Abstract: In the present work, In{sup 3+} substituted cobalt ferrites (CoFe{sub 2−x}In{sub x}O{sub 4}, x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0) have been synthesized via solid-state reaction technique. The Rietveld fitted X-ray diffraction patterns confirm the formation of single phase cubic spinel structure with space group Fd3{sup ¯}m for all the samples, with additional slight traces of secondary phase for x = 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 samples. The low temperature (5 K)–high field Mössbauer (5T) spectra are analyzed in detail for probing the magnetic properties of Fe based In{sup 3+} substituted cobalt ferrites. The canted spin structures associated with Fe{sup 3+} ions both at A- and B-sites in the presence of external magnetic field of 5T have been noticed in all the samples. A fair agreement is obtained between the experimental integrated intensity ratios of {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectra at A- and B-sites and those calculated on the basis of cation distribution. The effect of In{sup 3+} substitution on various Mössbauer parameters viz hyperfine field distribution, isomer shift, quadrupole splitting and the line width has also been noticed. The magnetization measurements performed at low temperature also reveal the canted spin structures in all the samples. The variations in initial permeability over a wide range of frequency (125 kHz–30 MHz) at 300 K have also been recorded. The initial permeability study reveals the occurrence of resonance phenomenon at very high frequencies which widens the area

  17. Energy distributions at the high-spin ferric sites in myoglobin crystals. (United States)

    Fiamingo, F G; Brill, A S; Hampton, D A; Thorkildsen, R


    The orientation and temperature dependence (4.2-2.5 K) of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) power saturation and spin-lattice relaxation rate, and the orientation dependence of signal linewidth, were measured in single crystals of the aquo complex of ferric sperm whale skeletal muscle myoglobin. The spin-packet linewidth was found to be temperature independent and to vary by a factor of seven within the heme plane. An analysis is presented which enables one to arrive at (a) hyperfine component line-widths and, from the in-plane angular variation of the latter, at (b) the widths of distributions in energy differences between low-lying electronic levels and (c) the angular spread in the in-plane principal g-directions. The values of the energy level distributions in crystals obtained from the measurements and analysis reported here are compared with those obtained by a different method for the same protein complex in frozen solution. The spread in the rhombic energy splitting is significantly greater in solution than in the crystal. PMID:2539208

  18. Analytical high-order post-Newtonian expansions for spinning extreme mass ratio binaries

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    Kavanagh, Chris; Wardell, Barry


    We present an analytic computation of Detweiler's redshift invariant for a point mass in a circular orbit around a Kerr black hole, giving results up to 8.5 post-Newtonian order while making no assumptions on the magnitude of the spin of the black hole. Our calculation is based on the functional series method of Mano, Suzuki and Takasugi, and employs a rigorous mode-sum regularization prescription based on the Detweiler-Whiting singular-regular decomposition. The approximations used in our approach are minimal; we use the standard self-force expansion to linear order in the mass ratio, and the standard post-Newtonian expansion in the separation of the binary. A key advantage of this approach is that it produces expressions that include contributions at all orders in the spin of the Kerr black hole. While this work applies the method to the specific case of Detweiler's redshift invariant, it can be readily extended to other gauge invariant quantities and to higher post-Newtonian orders.

  19. Effects of impurities and vortices on the low-energy spin excitations in high-Tc materials

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    Andersen, Brian Møller; Graser, S.; Schmid, M.


    a quasi-long range ordered state. When correlations are sufficiently strong, disorder is unimportant for the generation of static magnetism but plays an additional role of pinning disordered stripe configurations. We calculate the spin excitations in a disordered spin-density wave phase, and show how...... disorder and/or applied magnetic fields lead to a slowing down of the dynamical spin fluctuations in agreement with neutron scattering and muon spin rotation (mSR) experiments....

  20. Crystalline niobia with tailored porosity as support for cobalt catalysts for the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

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    Hernández Mejía, C.; den Otter, J. H.; Weber, J. L.; de Jong, K. P.


    Structure and catalytic performance of niobia-supported cobalt catalysts were studied based on crystal phase, porosity and cobalt loading. Crystalline niobia as support proved to be a prerequisite to obtain highly active and selective Co/niobia Fischer–Tropsch catalysts, whereas amorphous niobia

  1. Interface Controlled Oxidation States in Layered Cobalt Oxide Nanoislands on Gold

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    Walton, Alexander; Fester, Jakob; Bajdich, Michal


    Layered cobalt oxides have been shown to be highly active catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER; half of the catalytic “water splitting” reaction), particularly when promoted with gold. However, the surface chemistry of cobalt oxides and in particular the nature of the synergistic effect...

  2. Imprint of a dissolved cobalt basaltic source on the Kerguelen Plateau

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    Bown, J.; Boye, M.; Laan, P.; Bowie, A.R.; Park, Y.H.; Jeandel, C.; Nelson, D.M.


    Processes of cobalt (Co) entrainment from shelf sediments over the Kerguelen Plateau were studied during the KEOPS (Kerguelen Ocean Plateau compared Study) in order to explain the exceptionally high dissolved cobalt concentrations that have been measured in the surface waters above the Kerguelen

  3. PREFACE: Spin Electronics (United States)

    Dieny, B.; Sousa, R.; Prejbeanu, L.


    Conventional electronics has in the past ignored the spin on the electron, however things began to change in 1988 with the discovery of giant magnetoresistance in metallic thin film stacks which led to the development of a new research area, so called spin-electronics. In the last 10 years, spin-electronics has achieved a number of breakthroughs from the point of view of both basic science and application. Materials research has led to several major discoveries: very large tunnel magnetoresistance effects in tunnel junctions with crystalline barriers due to a new spin-filtering mechanism associated with the spin-dependent symmetry of the electron wave functions new magnetic tunnelling barriers leading to spin-dependent tunnelling barrier heights and acting as spin-filters magnetic semiconductors with increasingly high ordering temperature. New phenomena have been predicted and observed: the possibility of acting on the magnetization of a magnetic nanostructure with a spin-polarized current. This effect, due to a transfer of angular momentum between the spin polarized conduction electrons and the local magnetization, can be viewed as the reciprocal of giant or tunnel magnetoresistance. It can be used to switch the magnetization of a magnetic nanostructure or to generate steady magnetic excitations in the system. the possibility of generating and manipulating spin current without charge current by creating non-equilibrium local accumulation of spin up or spin down electrons. The range of applications of spin electronics materials and phenomena is expanding: the first devices based on giant magnetoresistance were the magnetoresistive read-heads for computer disk drives. These heads, introduced in 1998 with current-in plane spin-valves, have evolved towards low resistance tunnel magnetoresistice heads in 2005. Besides magnetic recording technology, these very sensitive magnetoresistive sensors are finding applications in other areas, in particular in biology. magnetic

  4. Unusual dielectric response in cobalt doped reduced graphene oxide

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    Akhtar, Abu Jahid; Gupta, Abhisek; Kumar Shaw, Bikash; Saha, Shyamal K., E-mail: [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)


    Intensive research on cobalt doped reduced graphene oxide (Co-RGO) to investigate the modification in graphene magnetism and spin polarization due to presence of transition metal atom has been carried out, however, its dielectric spectroscopy, particularly, how capacitance changes with impurity levels in graphene is relatively unexplored. In the present work, dielectric spectroscopy along with magneto-dielectric effect are investigated in Co-RGO. Contrary to other materials, here permittivity increases abruptly with frequency in the low frequency region and continues to increase till 10{sup 7} Hz. This unusual behavior is explained on the basis of trap induced capacitance created due to impurity levels.

  5. Catalytic Behaviour of Mesoporous Cobalt-Aluminum Oxides for CO Oxidation

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    Ankur Bordoloi


    Full Text Available Ordered mesoporous materials are promising catalyst supports due to their uniform pore size distribution, high specific surface area and pore volume, tunable pore sizes, and long-range ordering of the pore packing. The evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA process was applied to synthesize mesoporous mixed oxides, which consist of cobalt ions highly dispersed in an alumina matrix. The characterization of the mesoporous mixed cobalt-aluminum oxides with cobalt loadings in the range from 5 to 15 wt% and calcination temperatures of 673, 973, and 1073 K indicates that Co2+ is homogeneously distributed in the mesoporous alumina matrix. As a function of the Co loading, different phases are present comprising poorly crystalline alumina and mixed cobalt aluminum oxides of the spinel type. The mixed cobalt-aluminum oxides were applied as catalysts in CO oxidation and turned out to be highly active.

  6. Platinum-cobalt catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells - Long term behavior under ex-situ and in-situ conditions (United States)

    Schenk, Alexander; Grimmer, Christoph; Perchthaler, Markus; Weinberger, Stephan; Pichler, Birgit; Heinzl, Christoph; Scheu, Christina; Mautner, Franz-Andreas; Bitschnau, Brigitte; Hacker, Viktor


    Platinum cobalt catalysts (Pt-Co) have attracted much interest as cathode catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) due to their high activity toward oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Many of the reported catalysts show outstanding performance in ex-situ experiments. However, the laborious synthesis protocols of these Pt-Co catalysts disable an efficient and economic production of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs). We present an economic, flexible and continuous Pt-M/C catalyst preparation method as part of a large scale membrane electrode assembly manufacturing. In comparison, the as-prepared Pt-Co/C based high temperature (HT)-PEM MEA showed an equal performance to a commercially available HT-PEM MEA during 600 h of operation under constant load, although the commercial one had a significantly higher Pt loading at the cathode.

  7. Study of spin-exchange optically pumped {sup 3}He cells with high polarisation and long lifetimes

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    Parnell, S.R. [Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF (United Kingdom); ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)], E-mail:; Babcock, E. [Insitut Laue-Langevin, 6, rue J. Horowitz, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Nuenighoff, K. [Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Forschungszentrum Juelich, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Skoda, M.W.A.; Boag, S. [ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Masalovich, S. [Neutronenforschungsquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr, 1, 85747 Garching (Germany); Chen, W.C. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Georgii, R. [Neutronenforschungsquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr, 1, 85747 Garching (Germany); Wild, J.M. [Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF (United Kingdom); Frost, C.D. [ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)


    We present a detailed investigation into {sup 3}He neutron spin filter cells polarised by spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP). We include measurements of the absolute {sup 3}He polarisation using neutron transmission and characterisation of both the X-factor and {sup 3}He relaxation times (T{sub 1}) for a number of cells. For one cell we calculated a maximum {sup 3}He polarisation of 79% with a T{sub 1} of 633 h. The measured X-factor of this cell, X=0.17{+-}0.01, is low. For all cells polarisations of >71% are observed. In addition we present {sup 3}He relaxation data for a new design of magneto-static cavity with a field of high homogeneity {delta}B/B{sub 0}{approx}3.5x10{sup -4}cm{sup -1}. This compact device provides a magnetic field in an orientation suitable for in situ optical pumping that minimises the field inhomogeneity contribution to the T{sub 1} to 930 h in a 1 bar cell, the longest reported on beam thus far. The results suggest that high {sup 3}He polarisation with long relaxation times can now be routinely obtained with SEOP, enabling time independent incident beam polarisation to be easily implemented across many different neutron scattering instruments.


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    An electroplating method of forming platings of nickel, cobalt, nickel alloys or cobalt alloys with reduced stresses in an electrodepositing bath of the type: Watt's bath, chloride bath or a combination thereof, by employing pulse plating with periodic reverse pulse and a sulfonated naphthalene...... additive. This method makes it possible to deposit nickel, cobalt, nickel or cobalt platings without internal stresses....

  9. Analysis of thermoelectric properties of high-temperature complex alloys of nickel-base, iron-base and cobalt-base groups (United States)

    Holanda, R.


    The thermoelectric properties alloys of the nickel-base, iron-base, and cobalt-base groups containing from 1% to 25% 106 chromium were compared and correlated with the following material characteristics: atomic percent of the principle alloy constituent; ratio of concentration of two constituents; alloy physical property (electrical resistivity); alloy phase structure (percent precipitate or percent hardener content); alloy electronic structure (electron concentration). For solid-solution-type alloys the most consistent correlation was obtained with electron concentration, for precipitation-hardenable alloys of the nickel-base superalloy group, the thermoelectric potential correlated with hardener content in the alloy structure. For solid-solution-type alloys, no problems were found with thermoelectric stability to 1000; for precipitation-hardenable alloys, thermoelectric stability was dependent on phase stability. The effects of the compositional range of alloy constituents on temperature measurement uncertainty are discussed.

  10. Spin density measurement of water-bridged Co-dimer using polarized neutrons

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    Damgaard-Møller, Emil; Overgaard, Jacob; Chilton, Nick

    present an experimentally determined spin density using polarized neutron diffraction in a simple water-bridged cobalt dimer [Co2(H2O)(piv)4(Hpiv)2(py)2] which is known to have a small ferromagnetic coupling between the spin centers. Visualizing the SDD could get us one step further in understanding...

  11. Anomalies of the electronic structure and physical properties of rare-earth cobaltites near spin crossover (United States)

    Dudnikov, V. A.; Orlov, Yu. S.; Kazak, N. V.; Platunov, M. S.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.


    The features of the characteristics of LnCoO3 cobaltites, where Ln is a rare-earth element, are discussed. Both experiment and theory demonstrate that their essentials are related to the low-spin ground state of cobalt ions. The thermally induced occupation of the excited high-spin state gives rise to peaks in the magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, and thermal expansion, as well as to a smooth insulator-metal transition. The analysis is based both on the data from the current literature concerning LaCoO3 and in many aspects on our own studies of GdCoO3 and La1- x Gd x CoO3 solid solutions.

  12. Longitudinal double spin asymmetries in single hadron quasi-real photoproduction at high pT

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    C. Adolph


    Full Text Available We measured the longitudinal double spin asymmetries ALL for single hadron muoproduction off protons and deuterons at photon virtuality Q2<1(GeV/c2 for transverse hadron momenta pT in the range 1 GeV/c to 4 GeV/c. They were determined using COMPASS data taken with a polarised muon beam of 160 GeV/c or 200 GeV/c impinging on polarised 6LiD or NH3 targets. The experimental asymmetries are compared to next-to-leading order pQCD calculations, and are sensitive to the gluon polarisation ΔG inside the nucleon in the range of the nucleon momentum fraction carried by gluons 0.05

  13. Longitudinal double spin asymmetries in single hadron quasi-real photoproduction at high $p_T$

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    Adolph, C; Alexeev, M G; Alexeev, G D; Amoroso, A; Andrieux, V; Anosov, V; Augustyniak, W; Austregesilo, A; Azevedo, C D R; Badełek, B; Balestra, F; Barth, J; Beck, R; Bedfer, Y; Bernhard, J; Bicker, K; Bielert, E R; Birsa, R; Bisplinghoff, J; Bodlak, M; Boer, M; Bordalo, P; Bradamante, F; Braun, C; Bressan, A; Büchele, M; Burtin, E; Chang, W-C; Chiosso, M; Choi, I; Chung, S U; Cicuttin, A; Crespo, M L; Curiel, Q; Dalla Torre, S; Dasgupta, S S; Dasgupta, S; Denisov, O Yu; Dhara, L; Donskov, S V; Doshita, N; Duic, V; Dünnweber, W; Dziewiecki, M; Efremov, A; Eversheim, P D; Eyrich, W; Faessler, M; Ferrero, A; Finger, M; Finger jr , M; Fischer, H; Franco, C; du Fresne von Hohenesche, N; Friedrich, J M; Frolov, V; Fuchey, E; Gautheron, F; Gavrichtchouk, O P; Gerassimov, S; Giordano, F; Gnesi, I; Gorzellik, M; Grabmüller, S; Grasso, A; Grosse Perdekamp, M; Grube, B; Grussenmeyer, T; Guskov, A; Haas, F; Hahne, D; von Harrach, D; Hashimoto, R; Heinsius, F H; Herrmann, F; Hinterberger, F; Horikawa, N; d'Hose, N; Hsieh, C-Y; Huber, S; Ishimoto, S; Ivanov, A; Ivanshin, Yu; Iwata, T; Jahn, R; Jary, V; Joosten, R; Jörg, P; Kabuß, E; Ketzer, B; Khaustov, G V; Khokhlov, Yu A; Kisselev, Yu; Klein, F; Klimaszewski, K; Koivuniemi, J H; Kolosov, V N; Kondo, K; Königsmann, K; Konorov, I; Konstantinov, V F; Kotzinian, A M; Kouznetsov, O; Krämer, M; Kremser, P; Krinner, F; Kroumchtein, Z V; Kuchinski, N; Kuhn, R; Kunne, F; Kurek, K; Kurjata, R P; Lednev, A A; Lehmann, A; Levillain, M; Levorato, S; Lichtenstadt, J; Longo, R; Maggiora, A; Magnon, A; Makins, N; Makke, N; Mallot, G K; Marchand, C; Marianski, B; Martin, A; Marzec, J; Matoušek, J; Matsuda, H; Matsuda, T; Meshcheryakov, G; Meyer, W; Michigami, T; Mikhailov, Yu V; Miyachi, Y; Montuenga, P; Nagaytsev, A; Nerling, F; Neyret, D; Nikolaenko, V I; Nový, J; Nowak, W-D; Nukazuka, G; Nunes, A S; Olshevsky, A G; Orlov, I; Ostrick, M; Panzieri, D; Parsamyan, B; Paul, S; Peng, J-C; Pereira, F; Pešek, M; Peshekhonov, D V; Platchkov, S; Pochodzalla, J; Polyakov, V A; Pretz, J; Quaresma, M; Quintans, C; Ramos, S; Regali, C; Reicherz, G; Riedl, C; Rossiyskaya, N S; Ryabchikov, D I; Rychter, A; Samoylenko, V D; Sandacz, A; Santos, C; Sarkar, S; Savin, I A; Sbrizzai, G; Schiavon, P; Schmidt, K; Schmieden, H; Schönning, K; Schopferer, S; Selyunin, A; Shevchenko, O Yu; Silva, L; Sinha, L; Sirtl, S; Slunecka, M; Sozzi, F; Srnka, A; Stolarski, M; Sulc, M; Suzuki, H; Szabelski, A; Szameitat, T; Sznajder, P; Takekawa, S; Tessaro, S; Tessarotto, F; Thibaud, F; Tosello, F; Tskhay, V; Uhl, S; Veloso, J; Virius, M; Weisrock, T; Wilfert, M; ter Wolbeek, J; Zaremba, K; Zavertyaev, M; Zemlyanichkina, E; Ziembicki, M; Zink, A


    We measured the longitudinal double spin asymmetries $A_{LL}$ for single hadron muo-production off protons and deuterons at photon virtuality $Q^2$ < 1(GeV/$\\it c$)$^2$ for transverse hadron momenta $p_T$ in the range 0.7 GeV/$\\it c$ to 4 GeV/$\\it c$ . They were determined using COMPASS data taken with a polarised muon beam of 160 GeV/$\\it c$ or 200 GeV/$\\it c$ impinging on polarised $\\mathrm{{}^6LiD}$ or $\\mathrm{NH_3}$ targets. The experimental asymmetries are compared to next-to-leading order pQCD calculations, and are sensitive to the gluon polarisation $\\Delta G$ inside the nucleon in the range of the nucleon momentum fraction carried by gluons $0.05 < x_g < 0.2$.

  14. Synthesis of Samarium Cobalt Nanoblades

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    Darren M. Steele


    As new portable particle acceleration technologies become feasible the need for small high performance permanent magnets becomes critical. With particle accelerating cavities of a few microns, the photonic crystal fiber (PCF) candidate demands magnets of comparable size. To address this need, samarium cobalt (SmCo) nanoblades were attempted to be synthesized using the polyol process. Since it is preferable to have blades of 1-2 {micro}m in length, key parameters affecting size and morphology including method of stirring, reaction temperature, reaction time and addition of hydroxide were examined. Nanoparticles consisting of 70-200 nm spherical clusters with a 3-5 nm polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) coating were synthesized at 285 C and found to be ferromagnetic. Nanoblades of 25nm in length were observed at the surface of the nanoclusters and appeared to suggest agglomeration was occurring even with PVP employed. Morphology and size were characterized using a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis was conducted to determine composition but no supportive evidence for any particular SmCo phase has yet been observed.

  15. Magnetic properties of cobalt microwires measured by piezoresistive cantilever magnetometry

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    Tosolini G.


    Full Text Available We present the magnetic characterization of cobalt wires grown by focused electron beam-induced deposition (FEBID and studied using static piezoresistive cantilever magnetometry. We have used previously developed high force sensitive submicron-thick silicon piezoresistive cantilevers. High quality polycrystalline cobalt microwires have been grown by FEBID onto the free end of the cantilevers using dual beam equipment. In the presence of an external magnetic field, the magnetic cobalt wires become magnetized, which leads to the magnetic field dependent static deflection of the cantilevers. We show that the piezoresistive signal from the cantilevers, corresponding to a maximum force of about 1 nN, can be measured as a function of the applied magnetic field with a good signal to noise ratio at room temperature. The results highlight the flexibility of the FEBID technique for the growth of magnetic structures on specific substrates, in this case piezoresistive cantilevers.

  16. Pressure-induced hysteresis in the high spin {r_reversible} low spin transition in bis(2,4-bis(pyridin-2-yl)thiazole) iron(II) tetrafluoroborate

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    Bhattacharjee, A; Ksenofontov, V; Guetlich, P [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes-Gutenberg Universitaet, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Goodwin, H A [School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 (Australia)], E-mail:, E-mail:


    Studies of the spin transition behavior of the mononuclear compound [Fe(pythiaz){sub 2}](BF{sub 4}){sub 2} have been carried out under hydrostatic pressures up to 9.13 kbar in the 5-300 K temperature range. Under ambient pressure this compound exhibits an approximately half-step (incomplete) HS {r_reversible} LS transition with T{sub 1/2} = 146 K without any thermal hysteresis. At pressures up to 4.5 kbar the behavior remains similar but with an upward displacement of T{sub 1/2} and a slight decrease in the residual high spin fraction at low T. Application of higher pressures resulted in an almost complete two-step spin transition with several unusual pressure effects. Along with the expected pressure dependence of T{sub 1/2} the surprising appearance of hysteresis in the spin transition curves was observed. It is suggested that the likely origin of this unprecedented behavior is a pressure-induced structural change.

  17. Pressure-induced hysteresis in the high spin [Formula: see text] low spin transition in bis(2,4-bis(pyridin-2-yl)thiazole) iron(II) tetrafluoroborate. (United States)

    Bhattacharjee, A; Ksenofontov, V; Goodwin, H A; Gütlich, P


    Studies of the spin transition behavior of the mononuclear compound [Fe(pythiaz)(2)](BF(4))(2) have been carried out under hydrostatic pressures up to 9.13 kbar in the 5-300 K temperature range. Under ambient pressure this compound exhibits an approximately half-step (incomplete) HS [Formula: see text] LS transition with T(1/2) = 146 K without any thermal hysteresis. At pressures up to 4.5 kbar the behavior remains similar but with an upward displacement of T(1/2) and a slight decrease in the residual high spin fraction at low T. Application of higher pressures resulted in an almost complete two-step spin transition with several unusual pressure effects. Along with the expected pressure dependence of T(1/2) the surprising appearance of hysteresis in the spin transition curves was observed. It is suggested that the likely origin of this unprecedented behavior is a pressure-induced structural change.

  18. Spin-flipping polarized electrons

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    V. S. Morozov


    Full Text Available We recently used a prototype rf dipole magnet to study the spin flipping of a 669 MeV horizontally polarized electron beam stored in the presence of a nearly full Siberian snake in the new MIT-Bates storage ring. We flipped the spin by ramping the rf dipole's frequency through an rf-induced depolarizing resonance. After optimizing the frequency ramp parameters, we used multiple spin flipping to measure a spin-flip efficiency of 94.5±2.5%. The spin-flip efficiency was apparently limited by the field strength in the air-core prototype rf dipole magnet. This unexpectedly high efficiency indicates that very efficient spin flipping of the ring's stored polarized electron beam should be possible using the much stronger ferrite spin flipper, which is now being built by the University of Michigan's Spin Physics Center.

  19. Control over the magnetism and transition between high- and low-spin states of an adatom on trilayer graphene. (United States)

    Zheng, Anmin; Gao, Guoying; Huang, Hai; Gao, Jinhua; Yao, Kailun


    Using density-functional theory, we investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of an adatom (Na, Cu and Fe) on ABA- and ABC-stacked (Bernal and rhombohedral) trilayer graphenes. In particular, we study the influence of an applied gate voltage on magnetism, as it modifies the electronic states of the trilayer graphene (TLG) as well as changes the adatom spin states. Our study performed for a choice of three different adatoms (Na, Cu, and Fe) shows that the nature of adatom-graphene bonding evolves from ionic to covalent in moving from an alkali metal (Na) to a transition metal (Cu or Fe). Applying an external electric field (EEF) to TLG systems with different stacking orders results in the transition between high- and low-spin states in the latter case (Cu, Fe) and induces a little of magnetism in the former (Na) without magnetism in the absence of an external electric field. Our study would be useful for controlled adatom magnetism and (organic) spintronic applications in nanotechnology.

  20. Spin-glass behavior in YCo 10- xNi xSi 2 with high Ni content (United States)

    Tang, H.; Qiao, G. W.; Liu, J. P.; Sellmyer, D. J.; de Boer, F. R.; Buschow, K. H. J.


    The magnetic properties and the structure of YCo 10- xNi xSi 2 alloys with high Ni content have been investigated by means of measurements of X-ray diffraction, dc magnetization and ac-susceptibility. The samples are basically of single phase (with x=6, 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10) and adopt the ThMn 12 type structure. With x≤7.0, the samples show ferromagnetic behavior below the Curie temperatures. For compounds YCo 2Ni 8Si 2 and YCo 1.5Ni 8.5Si 2, the ac-susceptibility and dc zero-field cooling (ZFC) M( T) curve show a cusp with decreasing temperature, and the dc ZFC and field cooling (FC) M( T) curves in lower fields exhibit thermal irreversibility at low temperatures. The magnetization curves at temperatures below the cusp temperature on the ZFC branches do not saturate in the field range of H≤55 kOe. Furthermore, the hysteresis loops at temperatures below the cusp temperature exhibit no coercivity after ZFC. All these features suggest a spin-glass ordering of the compounds YCo 10- xNi xSi 2 with x equal to 8 and 8.5. The spin-glass behavior can be understood in terms of a competition between ferromagnetic interactions involving close Co-Co neighbors and antiferromagnetic interactions involving more remote Co-Co neighbors.

  1. Antiferromagnetic spin Seebeck effect.

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    Wu, Stephen M.; Zhang, Wei; KC, Amit; Borisov, Pavel; Pearson, John E.; Jiang, J. Samuel; Lederman, David; Hoffmann, Axel; Bhattacharya, Anand


    We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF2. A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF2 (110) (30nm)/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF2(110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF2 through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2–80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9T) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF2 thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected.

  2. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect. (United States)

    Wu, Stephen M; Zhang, Wei; Kc, Amit; Borisov, Pavel; Pearson, John E; Jiang, J Samuel; Lederman, David; Hoffmann, Axel; Bhattacharya, Anand


    We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF_{2}. A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF_{2} (110) (30  nm)/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF_{2} (110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF_{2} through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2-80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9  T) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF_{2} thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected.

  3. Spin Injection in Indium Arsenide

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    Full Text Available In a two dimensional electron system (2DES, coherent spin precession of a ballistic spin polarized current, controlled by the Rashba spin orbit interaction, is a remarkable phenomenon that’s been observed only recently. Datta and Das predicted this precession would manifest as an oscillation in the source-drain conductance of the channel in a spin-injected field effect transistor (Spin FET. The indium arsenide single quantum well materials system has proven to be ideal for experimental confirmation. The 2DES carriers have high mobility, low sheet resistance, and high spin orbit interaction. Techniques for electrical injection and detection of spin polarized carriers were developed over the last two decades. Adapting the proposed Spin FET to the Johnson-Silsbee nonlocal geometry was a key to the first experimental demonstration of gate voltage controlled coherent spin precession. More recently, a new technique measured the oscillation as a function of channel length. This article gives an overview of the experimental phenomenology of the spin injection technique. We then review details of the application of the technique to InAs single quantum well (SQW devices. The effective magnetic field associated with Rashba spin-orbit coupling is described, and a heuristic model of coherent spin precession is presented. The two successful empirical demonstrations of the Datta Das conductance oscillation are then described and discussed.

  4. Spin current

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    Valenzuela, Sergio O; Saitoh, Eiji; Kimura, Takashi


    Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988, a new branch of physics and technology, called spin-electronics or spintronics, has emerged, where the flow of electrical charge as well as the flow of electron spin, the so-called “spin current,” are manipulated and controlled together. The physics of magnetism and the application of spin current have progressed in tandem with the nanofabrication technology of magnets and the engineering of interfaces and thin films. This book aims to provide an introduction and guide to the new physics and applications of spin current, with an emphasis on the interaction between spin and charge currents in magnetic nanostructures.

  5. [Fifty-year-old history of cobalt radiotherapy in Hungary]. (United States)

    Gyarmathy, László; Varjas, Géza; Major, Tibor; Fodor, János; Kásler, Miklós


    The first patient in Hungary was treated by cobalt therapy fifty years ago at the National Institute of Oncology with a Gravicert type equipment. On the occasion of this anniversary, the 50-year history of the Hungarian cobalt therapy is reviewed, and its present role is discussed. The first cobalt unit (Gravicert) was designed by László Bozóky seven years after the first cobalt unit installation in the world in Canada. The megavoltage energy of the Co-60 source (average: 1.25 MeV) resulted in more successful treatments of deep-seated tumors compared to the X-ray therapy. In the next two-three decades, until the widespread use of the high-energy linear accelerators, the Co-60 teletherapy meant the modern radiation treatment throughout the world. Improvements of quality in radiation techniques necessitated exact localization of the tumors and developments of treatment planning methods. At the beginning, the localization was performed with X-ray machines, while the treatment planning was done manually. In 1965 a Rotacert type cobalt unit was installed at our institute. This machine was already capable of making irradiation in multiple directions and it worked in rotating mode, too. In Hungary, more cobalt units - first the Gravicert type, then foreign made machines - were gradually installed in other radiotherapy centers too. The quality of treatments was significantly improved by the introduction of the computerized treatment planning, and the foundation of the IAEA-supported National Treatment Planning Network in 1978 was an important step in this process. The next important development was the commencement of the CT image based treatment planning in 1981. With the spread of modern linear accelerators the role of the cobalt units has greatly decreased by now, however, nearly 2,500 cobalt units are still in use worldwide. Their usage could be further increased with technical developments. At present, radiation treatments are performed with cobalt units in eight

  6. Magnetism and the spin state in cubic perovskite CaCo O3 synthesized under high pressure (United States)

    Xia, Hailiang; Dai, Jianhong; Xu, Yuanji; Yin, Yunyu; Wang, Xiao; Liu, Zhehong; Liu, Min; McGuire, Michael A.; Li, Xiang; Li, Zongyao; Jin, Changqing; Yang, Yifeng; Zhou, Jianshi; Long, Youwen


    Cubic SrCo O3 with an intermediate spin state can only be stabilized by high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) treatment. It is metallic and ferromagnetic with the highest Curie temperature of the transition-metal perovskites. The chemical substitution by Ca on Sr sites would normally lower crystal symmetry from cubic to orthorhombic as seen in the perovskite family of Ca M O3 (M =M4 + of transition metals, G e4 + , S n4 + , and Z r4 + ) at room temperature. This structural change narrows the bandwidth, so as to further enhance the Curie temperature as the crossover to the localized electronic state is approached. We report a successful synthesis of the perovskite CaCo O3 with a HPHT treatment. Surprisingly, CaCo O3 crystallizes in a simple cubic structure that remains stable down to 20 K, the lowest temperature in the structural study. The new perovskite has been thoroughly characterized by a suite of measurements including transport, magnetization, specific heat, thermal conductivity, and thermoelectric power. Metallic CaCo O3 undergoes two successive magnetic transitions at 86 K and 54 K as temperature decreases. The magnetization at 5 K is compatible with the intermediate spin state t4e1 of C o4 + at the octahedral site. The thermal expansion of the Co-O bond length indicates that the population of high spin state t3e2 increases for T >100 K . The shortest Co-O bond length in cubic CaCo O3 is responsible for delocalizing electrons in the π*-band and itinerant-electron ferromagnetism at T <54 K . A comprehensive comparison between SrCo O3 and CaCo O3 and the justification of their physical properties by first-principles calculation have also been made in this report. Partially filled π* and σ* bands would make CaCo O3 suitable to study the Hund's coupling effect in a metal.

  7. Spin multiplicities

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    Curtright, T.L., E-mail: [Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8046 (United States); Van Kortryk, T.S., E-mail: [Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8046 (United States); High Energy Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439-4815 (United States); Zachos, C.K., E-mail: [Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8046 (United States); High Energy Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439-4815 (United States)


    The number of times spin s appears in the Kronecker product of n spin j representations is computed, and the large n asymptotic behavior of the result is obtained. Applications are briefly sketched. - Highlights: • We give a self-contained derivation of the spin multiplicities that occur in n-fold tensor products of spin-j representations. • We make use of group characters, properties of special functions, and asymptotic analysis of integrals. • We emphasize patterns that arise when comparing different values of j, and asymptotic behavior for large n. • Our methods and results should be useful for various statistical and quantum information theory calculations.

  8. Spinning Them Off: Entrepreneuring Practices in Corporate Spin-Offs

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    Katja Maria Hydle


    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the practices between parent and child firms in corporate spinoffs. We uncover the enacted aspects of knowledge, called knowing, through theories from seven cases of incumbent-backed spin-offs and find that the management of the parent firms are highly involved in the spin-offs. The practices associated with spinning off are solving problems, involving multidisciplinary expertise and entrepreneuring management at the parent firm. We contribute to the spin-off literature by discussing the knowledge required for successfully spinning off child firms and to practice theory by empirically uncovering the practical understanding involved in the origin and perpetuation of an organization.

  9. Development of high heat resistant polyphenols applied to the spin-on carbon hardmask (United States)

    Takigawa, Tomoaki; Horiuchi, Junya; Uchiyama, Naoya; Okada, Kana; Shimizu, Yoko; Makinoshima, Takashi; Sato, Takashi; Echigo, Masatoshi


    In this paper, we report on new polyphenols synthesized by the condensation compounds of phenols and aldehydes. The phenols were 4,4'-biphenol, 2,6-dihydroxynaphthalene and 2,7-dihydroxynaphthalene. The aldehydes were 4- phenylbenzaldehyde and 4,4'-biphenyldicarbaldehyde. And we evaluated basic properties for the Spin-On Carbon Hardmask [1]. We recognized 4,4'-biphenol was showed good applicability to the best raw material of the phenols for polyphenol, and 2,6-dihydroxynaphthalene was showed good applicability to better raw material for polyphenol than 2,7-dihydroxynaphthalene. 4,4'-biphenyldicaraldehyde was better raw material of the aldehydes for polyphenols than 4- phenylbenzaldehyde, in solubility. As for heat resistance, 2,6-dihydroxynaphthalene was the best raw material of the phenols for polyphenols, 2,7-dihydroxynaphthalene was better raw material for polyphenols than 4,4'-biphenol. However, NF7177 synthesized by the condensation of 4,4'-biphenol and 4-phenylbenzaldehyde and NF7A78 synthesized by the condensation of 4,4'-biphenol and 4,4'-biphenyldicarbaldehyde seem to be crosslinking by heating, whence the heat resistance of the polyphenols using 4,4'-biphenol might be improved by optimizing heating condition. These materials are low molecular weight of less than 1000, so we expected having good planarization and gap filling.

  10. High resolution magic angle spinning 1H NMR of childhood brain and nervous system tumours

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    Davies Nigel P


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Brain and nervous system tumours are the most common solid cancers in children. Molecular characterisation of these tumours is important for providing novel biomarkers of disease and identifying molecular pathways which may provide putative targets for new therapies. 1H magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy (1H HR-MAS is a powerful tool for determining metabolite profiles from small pieces of intact tissue and could potentially provide important molecular information. Methods Forty tissue samples from 29 children with glial and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours were analysed using HR-MAS (600 MHz Varian gHX nanoprobe. Tumour spectra were fitted to a library of individual metabolite spectra to provide metabolite values. These values were then used in a two tailed t-test and multi-variate analysis employing a principal component analysis and a linear discriminant analysis. Classification accuracy was estimated using a leave-one-out analysis and B632+ bootstrapping. Results Glial tumours had significantly (two tailed t-test p Conclusion HR-MAS identified key differences in the metabolite profiles of childhood brain and nervous system improving the molecular characterisation of these tumours. Further investigation of the underlying molecular pathways is required to assess their potential as targets for new agents.

  11. Double longitudinal spin asymmetries in single hadron photoproduction at high p_T at COMPASS

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    Levillain, Maxime

    This thesis presents a new study aiming at constraining the gluon contribution {\\Delta G} to the 1/2 nucleon spin. The collinear pQCD theoretical framework, on which it is based, deals with asymmetries calculated from cross-sections for single inclusive hadron in the regime of quasi-real photoproduction {Q^2 1 GeV/c). These calculations are done up to Next-to-Leading order with a foreseen inclusion of Next-to-Leading logarithm threshold gluon resummation, only performed for the unpolarised cross-sections yet. This makes the asymmetries sensitive to the gluon polarisation not only through Photon Gluon Fusion {\\gamma* g} but also through resolved {\\gamma*}g processes such as qg or gg. The measurement of the asymmetries is performed for all the COMPASS data available from 2002 to 2011 with a polarised muon beam at 160-200 GeV scattered off a longitudinally polarised target of deuteron ( {_6LiD} for 2002-2006) or proton ({NH_3} for 2007 and 2011). The asymmetries are presented in bins of pT and of pseudorapidity...

  12. High-field magnetic phase transitions and spin excitations in magnetoelectric LiNiPO4

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    Toft-Petersen, Rasmus; Jensen, Jens; Jensen, Thomas Bagger Stibius


    The magnetically ordered phases and spin dynamics of magnetoelectric LiNiPO4 have been studied in fields up to 17.3 T along the c axis. Using neutron diffraction, we show that a previously proposed linearly polarized incommensurate (IC) structure exists only for temperatures just below the Neel...... temperature T-N. The ordered IC structure at the lowest temperatures is shown instead to be an elliptically polarized canted spiral for fields larger than 12 T. The transition between the two IC phases is of second order and takes place about 2 K below T-N. For mu H-0 > 16 T and temperatures below 10 K......, the spiral structure is found to lock in to a period of five crystallographic unit cells along the b axis. Based on the neutron-diffraction data, combined with detailed magnetization measurements along all three crystallographic axes, we establish the magnetic phase diagrams for fields up to 17.3 T along c...

  13. High frequency out-of-plane oscillation with large cone angle in mag-flip spin torque oscillators for microwave assisted magnetic recording (United States)

    Bosu, S.; Sepehri-Amin, H.; Sakuraba, Y.; Kasai, S.; Hayashi, M.; Hono, K.


    We investigated spin torque induced magnetization dynamics in the mag-flip spin torque oscillators (STOs) of diameters D from 29 to 96 nm comprising of an in-plane magnetized field generation layer (FGL) Fe67Co33 (7 nm) with high saturation magnetization, μ0Ms ˜ 2.3 T, and perpendicular FePt(10 nm)/Co2FeGa0.5Ge0.5(3 nm) highly spin polarized spin injection layers. Out-of-plane high frequency, f ˜ 21-26 GHz, spin torque induced oscillation with a large cone angle in FGL was observed under nearly perpendicular external magnetic field μ0Hext of 1.1 T for the pillar D of 29 and 42 nm. Our micromagnetic simulation results indicated that ac magnetic fields of about 0.15 to 0.2 T are obtainable from the STOs having the same stacking structure and size as the experiment, which is large enough for the applications to microwave assisted magnetic recording technology.

  14. Solution spinning of high-T{sub c} oxide superconductors: part VII. The effect of polyvinyl alcohol spinning medium on the sintering of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} superconducting filaments

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    Tomita, Hisayo [Suzuka Junior College, 1250 Shono, Suzuka, Mie 513 (Japan); Goto, Tomoko; Takahashi, Kiyohisa [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466 (Japan)


    As basic research for the solution spinning of high-T{sub c} oxide superconductor, the effect of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) spinning medium on the sintering of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} filament was examined. A precursor filament was produced by dry-spinning starting from a homogeneous aqueous PVA solution of Y, Ba and Cu acetates. The as-drawn filament was pyrolysed to remove volatile components and sintered to generate a superconducting phase. The degree of polymerization (DP) of PVA and the content of acetates in the precursor filament affected the J{sub c} of the sintered filament. Although most filaments exhibited high J{sub c} greater than 10{sup 3} A cm{sup -3} at 77 K and 0 T, superconductivity above 77 K was not observed for the filament spun from PVA solution of DP=2450 with [acetates]/[PVA]=2 and sintered at 900 and 920{sup 0}C for 15 min. The filament had a dense structure due to liquid phase sintering. The filament with high J{sub c} had a skin-core structure, and the highest J{sub c} of 4.3x10{sup 3} A cm{sup -2} at 77 K and 0 T was attained for the filament from DP=3500 with [acetates]/[PVA]=4. (author)

  15. A high-resolution fast spin-echo inversion-recovery sequence for preoperative localization of the internal globus pallidus. (United States)

    Reich, C A; Hudgins, P A; Sheppard, S K; Starr, P A; Bakay, R A


    A fast spin-echo inversion-recovery (FSE-IR) sequence is described for its utility regarding surgical planning for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who are undergoing microelectrode-guided internal globus pallidus (GPi) ablation. Images from thirty-seven adult patients with PD were reviewed and visualization of the GPi, globus pallidus externa (GPe), and the intervening lamina was noted. High-resolution images were acquired from all patients despite the external hardware and the patients' movement disorder. In all cases, the conventional surgical trajectory, determined indirectly by a fixed measurement from the anteroposterior commissure line, was modified by the ability to visualize the GPi and optic tract directly. This sequence facilitated accurate stereotactic targeting.

  16. Study of the odd-${A}$, high-spin isomers in neutron-deficient trans-lead nuclei with ISOLTRAP

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    Herfurth, F; Blaum, K; Beck, D; Kowalska, M; Schwarz, S; Stanja, J; Huyse, M L; Wienholtz, F

    We propose to measure the excitation energy of the $\\frac{13^{+}}{2}$ isomers in the neutron-deficient isotopes $^{193,195,197}$Po with the ISOLTRAP mass spectrometer. The assignment of the low- and high-spin isomers will be made by measuring the energy of the $\\alpha$- particles emitted in the decay of purified beams implanted in a windmill system. Using $\\alpha$-decay information, it is then also possible to determine the excitation energy of the similar isomers in the $\\alpha$-daughter nuclei $^{189,191,193}$Pb, $\\alpha$-parent nuclei $^{197,199,201}$Rn, and $\\alpha$-grand-parent nuclei $^{201,203,205}$Ra. The polonium beams are produced with a UC$_{\\textrm{x}}$ target and using the RILIS.

  17. High-spin states and a new band based on the isomeric state in {sup 152}Nd

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    Yeoh, E.Y.; Wang, J.G.; Ding, H.B.; Gu, L.; Xu, Q.; Xiao, Z.G. [Tsinghua University, Department of Physics, Beijing (China); Zhu, S.J. [Tsinghua University, Department of Physics, Beijing (China); Vanderbilt University, Department of Physics, Nashville, TN (United States); Hamilton, J.H.; Ramayya, A.V.; Hwang, J.K.; Liu, S.H.; Li, K. [Vanderbilt University, Department of Physics, Nashville, TN (United States); Yang, Y.C.; Sun, Y. [Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Department of Physcis, Shanghai (China); Luo, Y.X. [Vanderbilt University, Department of Physics, Nashville, TN (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Rasmussen, J.O.; Lee, I.Y. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Ma, W.C. [Mississippi State University, Department of Physics, Mississippi State, MS (United States)


    High-spin states of the neutron-rich {sup 152}Nd nucleus have been reinvestigated by measuring the prompt {gamma} -rays in the spontaneous fission of {sup 252}Cf. The ground-state band and a side negative-parity band have been updated. A new band based on the 2243.7keV isomeric state has been identified. The half-life for the isomeric state has been measured to be 63(7)ns. The projected shell model is employed to study the band structure of this nucleus. The results show that the calculated levels of the bands are in good agreement with the experimental ones, and the isomeric state and the negative-parity band are based on the proton {pi} 5/2{sup -}[532] x {pi}9/2{sup +}[404] and neutron {nu} 3/2{sup -}[521] x {nu}5/2{sup +}[642] two-quasiparticles configurations, respectively. (orig.)

  18. Spin canting phenomenon in cadmium doped cobalt ferrites ...

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    O4 ( = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0), has been carried out using the sol–gel auto combustion method. The ferrite samples show an interesting magnetic transition from Neel to Yafet–Kittel configuration, as the Cd2+ concentration is increased ...

  19. High-Resolution Two-Dimensional Optical Spectroscopy of Electron Spins

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    Full Text Available Multidimensional coherent optical spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools for investigating complex quantum mechanical systems. While it was conceived decades ago in magnetic resonance spectroscopy using microwaves and radio waves, it has recently been extended into the visible and UV spectral range. However, resolving MHz energy splittings with ultrashort laser pulses still remains a challenge. Here, we analyze two-dimensional Fourier spectra for resonant optical excitation of resident electrons to localized trions or donor-bound excitons in semiconductor nanostructures subject to a transverse magnetic field. Particular attention is devoted to Raman coherence spectra, which allow one to accurately evaluate tiny splittings of the electron ground state and to determine the relaxation times in the electron spin ensemble. A stimulated steplike Raman process induced by a sequence of two laser pulses creates a coherent superposition of the ground-state doublet which can be retrieved only optically because of selective excitation of the same subensemble with a third pulse. This provides the unique opportunity to distinguish between different complexes that are closely spaced in energy in an ensemble. The related experimental demonstration is based on photon-echo measurements in an n-type CdTe/(Cd,MgTe quantum-well structure detected by a heterodyne technique. The difference in the sub-μeV range between the Zeeman splittings of donor-bound electrons and electrons localized at potential fluctuations can be resolved even though the homogeneous linewidth of the optical transitions is larger by 2 orders of magnitude.

  20. Surprisingly high activity for oxygen reduction reaction of selected oxides lacking long oxygen-ion diffusion paths at intermediate temperatures: a case study of cobalt-free BaFeO(3-δ). (United States)

    Dong, Feifei; Chen, Yubo; Chen, Dengjie; Shao, Zongping


    The widespread application of solid oxide fuel cell technology requires the development of innovative electrodes with high activity for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at intermediate temperatures. Here, we demonstrate that a cobalt-free parent oxide BaFeO(3-δ) (BF), which lacks long-range oxygen-ion diffusion paths, has surprisingly high electrocatalytic activity for ORR. Both in situ high-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis on room-temperature powder and transmission electron microscopy on quenched powder are applied to investigate the crystal structure of BF. Despite the lack of long oxygen-ion diffusion paths, the easy redox of iron cations as demonstrated by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and oxygen temperature-programmed desorption and the high oxygen vacancy concentration as supported by iodometric titration and TGA benefit the reduction of oxygen to oxygen ions. Moreover, the electrical conductivity relaxation technique in conjunction with a transient thermogravimetric study reveals very high surface exchange kinetics of BF oxide. At 700 °C, the area specific resistance of BF cathode, as expressed by a symmetrical cell configuration, is only ∼0.021 Ω cm(2), and the derived single fuel cell achieves high power output with a peak power density of 870 mW cm(-2). It suggests that an undoped BF parent oxide can be used as a high-efficiency catalyst for ORR.

  1. Nickel-cobalt layered double hydroxide anchored zinc oxide nanowires grown on carbon fiber cloth for high-performance flexible pseudocapacitive energy storage devices

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    Shakir, Imran


    Nickel-cobalt layered double hydroxide (Ni-Co LDH) nanoflakes-ZnO nanowires hybrid array has been directly synthesized on a carbon cloth substrate by a facile cost-effective two-step hydrothermal route. As electrode materials for flexible pseudocapacitors, Ni-Co LDH nanoflakes-ZnO nanowires hybrid array exhibits a significantly enhanced specific capacitance of 1927 Fg-1, which is a ∼1.8 time greater than pristine Ni-Co LDH nanoflakes. The synthesized Ni-Co LDH nanoflakes-ZnO nanowires hybrid array shows a maximum energy density of 45.55 Whkg-1 at a power density of 46.15 kWkg -1, which is 35% higher than the pristine Ni-Co LDH nanoflakes electrode. Moreover, Ni-Co LDH nanoflakes-ZnO nanowires hybrid array exhibit excellent excellent rate capability (80.3% capacity retention at 30 Ag -1) and cycling stability (only 3.98% loss after 3000 cycles), due to the significantly improved faradaic redox reaction. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

  2. Mn7 species with an S = 29/2 ground state: high-frequency EPR studies of a species at the classical/quantum spin interface. (United States)

    Wang, Zhenxing; van Tol, Johan; Taguchi, Taketo; Daniels, Matthew R; Christou, George; Dalal, Naresh S


    A high spin (S) compound has been synthesized whose properties straddle the interface between the classical and quantum mechanical spin descriptions. The cluster [Mn(7)O(4)(pdpm)(6)(N(3))(4)](ClO(4))(2) (Mn(7)) has an unprecedented core structure comprising an octahedral [Mn(III)(6)(μ(4)-O)(μ(3)-O)(3)(μ(3)-N(3))(4)](6+) unit with one of its faces capped by a Mn(II) ion. Magnetization and susceptibility studies indicate an S = (29/2) ground state, the maximum possible. Variable-temperature, high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (HF-EPR) spectra on powder and single-crystal samples of Mn(7) exhibit sharp spectral features characteristic of a quantum spin that are well resolved in a certain temperature range but which transform to a continuum of peaks characteristic of a classical spin in another; these features have been well reproduced by computer simulations. A fast Fourier transform analysis of the sharp spectral features and the low temperature EPR spectra suggests that more than one spin state are involved.

  3. Spin Electronics (United States)


    spin resonance of rare earth and transition metal impurities in chalcopyrite semiconductors. They also have worked in diluted magnetic...past, the ferromagnetic injector had been a ferromagnetic metal or alloy containing 3d transition elements with fractional spin polarization of the...polarized carriers. There have been numerous attempts to inject transition metals or their alloys into semiconductors, either directly (Johnson and

  4. Electrocatalytic Activity of Electropolymerized Cobalt ...

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    Sep 20, 2010 ... The results indicated that the thickness of poly-CoTAPc films increased with the cycles of electropoly- merizing scans. Figure 4 shows that for each complex the modified electrodes exhibited cyclic voltammograms with similar shapes. In addi- tion, the amount of electroactive redox cobalt complex sites can.

  5. Exotic spin phases in the one-dimensional spin-1/2 quantum magnet LiCuSbO{sub 4} as seen by high-field NMR and ESR spectroscopies

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    Iakovleva, Margarita [IFW Dresden, Dresden (Germany); TU Dresden, Dresden (Germany); Zavoisky Physical Technical Institute, Kazan (Russian Federation); Grafe, Hans-Joachim; Kataev, Vladislav; Alfonsov, Alexey; Sturza, Mihai I.; Wurmehl, Sabine [IFW Dresden, Dresden (Germany); Vavilova, Evgeniia [Zavoisky Physical Technical Institute, Kazan (Russian Federation); Nojiri, Hiroyuki [Institute of Materials Research, Sendai (Japan); Buechner, Bernd [IFW Dresden, Dresden (Germany); TU Dresden, Dresden (Germany)


    We will present our recent results of high-field NMR and sub-THz ESR studies of the quantum magnet LiCuSbO{sub 4} (LCSO) that presents an excellent model system of a one-dimensional spin-1/2 quantum magnet with frustrated exchange interactions. Such networks are predicted to exhibit a plethora of novel ground states beyond classical ferro- or antiferromagnetic phases. In LCSO the absence of a long-range magnetic order down to sub-Kelvin temperatures is suggestive of the realization of a quantum spin liquid state. Our NMR and ESR measurements in strong magnetic fields up to 16 Tesla reveal clear indications for the occurrence of an exotic field-induced hidden phase which we will discuss in terms of multipolar physics.

  6. Spin glasses

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    Bovier, Anton


    Spin glass theory is going through a stunning period of progress while finding exciting new applications in areas beyond theoretical physics, in particular in combinatorics and computer science. This collection of state-of-the-art review papers written by leading experts in the field covers the topic from a wide variety of angles. The topics covered are mean field spin glasses, including a pedagogical account of Talagrand's proof of the Parisi solution, short range spin glasses, emphasizing the open problem of the relevance of the mean-field theory for lattice models, and the dynamics of spin glasses, in particular the problem of ageing in mean field models. The book will serve as a concise introduction to the state of the art of spin glass theory, usefull to both graduate students and young researchers, as well as to anyone curious to know what is going on in this exciting area of mathematical physics.

  7. Spin-inversion in nanoscale graphene sheets with a Rashba spin-orbit barrier

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    Somaieh Ahmadi


    Full Text Available Spin-inversion properties of an electron in nanoscale graphene sheets with a Rashba spin-orbit barrier is studied using transfer matrix method. It is found that for proper values of Rashba spin-orbit strength, perfect spin-inversion can occur in a wide range of electron incident angle near the normal incident. In this case, the graphene sheet with Rashba spin-orbit barrier can be considered as an electron spin-inverter. The efficiency of spin-inverter can increase up to a very high value by increasing the length of Rashba spin-orbit barrier. The effect of intrinsic spin-orbit interaction on electron spin inversion is then studied. It is shown that the efficiency of spin-inverter decreases slightly in the presence of intrinsic spin-orbit interaction. The present study can be used to design graphene-based spintronic devices.

  8. Evidence for Fast Electron Transfer between the High-Spin Haems in Cytochrome bd-I from Escherichia coli.

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    Sergey A Siletsky

    Full Text Available Cytochrome bd-I is one of the three proton motive force-generating quinol oxidases in the O2-dependent respiratory chain of Escherichia coli. It contains one low-spin haem (b558 and the two high-spin haems (b595 and d as the redox-active cofactors. In order to examine the flash-induced intraprotein reverse electron transfer (the so-called ''electron backflow'', CO was photolyzed from the ferrous haem d in one-electron reduced (b5583+b5953+d2+-CO cytochrome bd-I, and the fully reduced (b5582+b5952+d2+-CO oxidase as a control. In contrast to the fully reduced cytochrome bd-I, the transient spectrum of one-electron reduced oxidase at a delay time of 1.5 μs is clearly different from that at a delay time of 200 ns. The difference between the two spectra can be modeled as the electron transfer from haem d to haem b595 in 3-4% of the cytochrome bd-I population. Thus, the interhaem electron backflow reaction induced by photodissociation of CO from haem d in one-electron reduced cytochrome bd-I comprises two kinetically different phases: the previously unnoticed fast electron transfer from haem d to haem b595 within 0.2-1.5 μs and the slower well-defined electron equilibration with τ ~16 μs. The major new finding of this work is the lack of electron transfer at 200 ns.

  9. Nuclear inelastic scattering of 1D polymeric Fe(II) complexes of 1,2,4-aminotriazole in their high-spin and low-spin state

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    Wolny, Juliusz A., E-mail:; Rackwitz, Sergej [University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Physics (Germany); Achterhold, Klaus [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Physics (Germany); Muffler, Kai; Schuenemann, Volker [University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Physics (Germany)


    The vibrational properties of Fe(II) 1D spin crossover polymers have been characterized by nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS). The complexes under study were the tosylate and perchlorate salts of ([Fe(4-amino-1,2,4-triazole){sub 3}] <{sup +2}){sub n} complexes. The complexes have LS (S = 0) marker bands in the range of 300-500 cm{sup - 1}, while the marker bands corresponding to the HS (S = 2) state are detected between 200 cm{sup - 1} and 300 cm{sup - 1}, in line with the decreasing Fe-N bond strengths during the transition from LS to HS. Accompanying DFT calculations using the functional B3LYP and the basis set CEP-31G confirm these assignments.

  10. Ultra-high mobility transparent organic thin film transistors grown by an off-centre spin-coating method (United States)

    Yuan, Yongbo; Giri, Gaurav; Ayzner, Alexander L.; Zoombelt, Arjan P.; Mannsfeld, Stefan C. B.; Chen, Jihua; Nordlund, Dennis; Toney, Michael F.; Huang, Jinsong; Bao, Zhenan


    Organic semiconductors with higher carrier mobility and better transparency have been actively pursued for numerous applications, such as flat-panel display backplane and sensor arrays. The carrier mobility is an important figure of merit and is sensitively influenced by the crystallinity and the molecular arrangement in a crystal lattice. Here we describe the growth of a highly aligned meta-stable structure of 2,7-dioctyl[1]benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene (C8-BTBT) from a blended solution of C8-BTBT and polystyrene by using a novel off-centre spin-coating method. Combined with a vertical phase separation of the blend, the highly aligned, meta-stable C8-BTBT films provide a significantly increased thin film transistor hole mobility up to 43 cm2 Vs-1 (25 cm2 Vs-1 on average), which is the highest value reported to date for all organic molecules. The resulting transistors show high transparency of >90% over the visible spectrum, indicating their potential for transparent, high-performance organic electronics.

  11. Influence of Cobalt Doping on the Physical Properties of Zn0.9Cd0.1S Nanoparticles

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    Gupta Hari Om


    Full Text Available Abstract Zn0.9Cd0.1S nanoparticles doped with 0.005–0.24 M cobalt have been prepared by co-precipitation technique in ice bath at 280 K. For the cobalt concentration >0.18 M, XRD pattern shows unidentified phases along with Zn0.9Cd0.1S sphalerite phase. For low cobalt concentration (≤0.05 M particle size, d XRDis ~3.5 nm, while for high cobalt concentration (>0.05 M particle size decreases abruptly (~2 nm as detected by XRD. However, TEM analysis shows the similar particle size (~3.5 nm irrespective of the cobalt concentration. Local strain in the alloyed nanoparticles with cobalt concentration of 0.18 M increases ~46% in comparison to that of 0.05 M. Direct to indirect energy band-gap transition is obtained when cobalt concentration goes beyond 0.05 M. A red shift in energy band gap is also observed for both the cases. Nanoparticles with low cobalt concentrations were found to have paramagnetic nature with no antiferromagnetic coupling. A negative Curie–Weiss temperature of −75 K with antiferromagnetic coupling was obtained for the high cobalt concentration.

  12. High-spin states and lifetimes in 33S and shell-model interpretation in the s d -f p space (United States)

    Aydin, S.; Ionescu-Bujor, M.; Gavrilov, G. Tz.; Dimitrov, B. I.; Lenzi, S. M.; Recchia, F.; Tonev, D.; Bouhelal, M.; Kavillioglu, F.; Pavlov, P.; Bazzacco, D.; Bizzeti, P. G.; Bizzeti-Sona, A. M.; de Angelis, G.; Deloncle, I.; Farnea, E.; Gadea, A.; Gottardo, A.; Goutev, N.; Haas, F.; Huyuk, T.; Laftchiev, H.; Lunardi, S.; Marinov, Tz. K.; Mengoni, D.; Menegazzo, R.; Michelagnoli, C.; Napoli, D. R.; Petkov, P.; Sahin, E.; Singh, P. P.; Stefanova, E. A.; Ur, C. A.; Valiente-Dobón, J. J.; Yavahchova, M. S.


    The structure of the 33S nucleus was investigated in the 24Mg(14N,α p ) fusion-evaporation reaction using a 40-MeV 14N beam. The level scheme was extended up to an excitation energy of 11.7 MeV and spin 19 /2+ . Lifetimes of the intermediate- and high-spin states have been investigated by the Doppler shift attenuation method. Data were compared with different shell-model calculations where effective interactions involving two main shells, the sd and the fp, are used.

  13. Model for the high-temperature oxygen-ordering thermodynamics in YBa2Cu3O6+x - inclusion of electron spin and charge degrees of freedom

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    Schleger, P.; Hardy, W.N.; Casalta, H.


    A lattice-gas model for the high temperature oxygen-ordering thermodynamics in YBa2Cu3O6+x is presented, which assumes constant effective pair interactions between oxygen atoms and includes in a simple fashion the effect of the electron spin and charge degrees of freedom. This is done using...... a commonly utilized picture relating the creation of mobile electron holes and unpaired spins to the insertion of oxygen into the basal plane. The model is solved using the nearest-neighbor square approximation of the cluster-variation method. In addition, preliminary Monte Carlo results using next...

  14. A study of spin-lattice relaxation rates of glucose, fructose, sucrose and cherries using high-T c SQUID-based NMR in ultralow magnetic fields (United States)

    Liao, Shu-Hsien; Wu, Pei-Che


    We study the concentration dependence of spin-lattice relaxation rates, T 1 -1, of glucose, fructose, sucrose and cherries by using high-T c SQUID-based NMR at magnetic fields of ˜97 μT. The detected NMR signal, Sy (T Bp), is fitted to [1 - exp(-T Bp/T 1)] to derive T 1 -1, where Sy (T Bp) is the strength of the NMR signal, T Bp is the duration of pre-polarization and T 1 -1 is the spin-lattice relaxation rate. It was found that T 1 -1 increases as the sugar concentrations increase. The increased T 1 -1 is due to the presence of more molecules in the surroundings, which increases the spin-lattice interaction and in turn enhances T 1 -1. The T 1 -1 versus degrees Brix curve provides a basis for determining unknown Brix values for cherries as well as other fruits.

  15. High-spin configuration of Mn in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} three-dimensional topological insulator

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    Wolos, Agnieszka, E-mail: [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Drabinska, Aneta [Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Borysiuk, Jolanta [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Sobczak, Kamil [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Kaminska, Maria [Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Hruban, Andrzej [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland); Strzelecka, Stanislawa G.; Materna, Andrzej; Piersa, Miroslaw; Romaniec, Magdalena; Diduszko, Ryszard [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw (Poland)


    Electron paramagnetic resonance was used to investigate Mn impurity in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} topological insulator grown by the vertical Bridgman method. Mn in high-spin S=5/2, Mn{sup 2+}, configuration was detected regardless of the conductivity type of the host material. This means that Mn{sup 2+}(d{sup 5}) energy level is located within the valence band, and Mn{sup 1+}(d{sup 6}) energy level is outside the energy gap of Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}. The electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of Mn{sup 2+} in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} is characterized by the isotropic g-factor |g|=1.91 and large axial parameter D=−4.20 GHz h. This corresponds to the zero-field splitting of the Kramers doublets equal to 8.4 GHz h and 16.8 GHz h, respectively, which is comparable to the Zeeman splitting for the X-band. Mn in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} acts as an acceptor, effectively reducing native-high electron concentration, compensating selenium vacancies, and resulting in p-type conductivity. However, Mn-doping simultaneously favors formation of native donor defects, most probably selenium vacancies. For high Mn-doping it may lead to the resultant n-type conductivity related with strong non-stoichiometry and degradation of the crystal structure - switching from Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} to BiSe phase. - Highlights: • We studied electron paramagnetic resonance in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}:Mn. • We found Mn in high-spin Mn{sup 2+} configuration in both n-type and p-type samples. • The g-factor for Mn{sup 2+} equals to 1.91 and axial parameter D=−4.20 GHz h. • Mn acts as an acceptor. • Mn substitution affects formation of native donors.

  16. Influence of pairing on the ({ital p},{ital t}) transition strength between high-spin {ital K} isomers of Hf isotopes

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    Kuzmenko, N.K. [V. G. Khlopin Radium Institute, 2nd Murinsky Prosp. 28, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation); Mikhajlov, V.M. [Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg 19804 (Russian Federation)


    The influence of pairing on the probability of the two-nucleon-transfer transition between high-spin {ital K} isomers of Hf isotopes is discussed. Calculations of energies and cross sections are performed by using the particle number projection (FBCS method). In contrast with BCS, the FBCS method predicts that the pairing in many-quasiparticles states does not disappear.

  17. Phenomena of spin rotation and oscillation of particles (atoms, molecules) containing in a trap blowing on by wind of high energy particles in storage ring


    Baryshevsky, Vladimir


    Spin rotation and oscillation phenomena of particles captured in a gas target through which beam of high energy particles passes is discussed. Such experiment arrangement make it realizable for storage ring and allows to study zero-angle scattering amplitude at highest possible energies.

  18. Exploring helical folding of oligoureas during chain elongation by high-resolution magic-angle-spinning (HRMAS) NMR spectroscopy. (United States)

    Violette, Aude; Lancelot, Nathalie; Poschalko, Alexander; Piotto, Martial; Briand, Jean-Paul; Raya, Jesus; Elbayed, Karim; Bianco, Alberto; Guichard, Gilles


    The development of novel folding oligomers (foldamers) for biological and biomedical applications requires both precise structural information and appropriate methods to detect folding propensity. However, the synthesis and the systematic conformational investigation of large arrays of oligomers to determine the influence of factors, such as chain length, side chains, and surrounding environment, on secondary structure can be quite tedious. Herein, we show for 2.5-helical N,N'-linked oligoureas (gamma-peptide lineage) that the whole process of foldamer characterization can be accelerated by using high-resolution magic-angle-spinning (HRMAS) NMR spectroscopy. This was achieved by monitoring a simple descriptor of conformational homogeneity (e.g., chemical shift difference between diastereotopic main chain CH2 protons) at different stages of oligourea chain growth on a solid support. HRMAS NMR experiments were conducted on two sets of oligoureas, ranging from dimer to hexamer, immobilized on DEUSS, a perdeuterated poly(oxyethylene)-based solid support swollen in solvents of low to high polarity. One evident advantage of the method is that only minute amount of material is required. In addition, the resonance of the deuterated resin is almost negligeable. On-bead NOESY spectra of high quality and with resolution comparable to that of liquid samples were obtained for longer oligomers, thus allowing detailed structural characterization.

  19. Spin Physics at COMPASS

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    Schill, C


    The COMPASS experiment is a fixed target experiment at the CERN SPS using muon and hadron beams for the investigation of the spin structure of the nucleon and hadron spectroscopy. The main objective of the muon physics program is the study of the spin of the nucleon in terms of its constituents, quarks and gluons. COMPASS has accumulated data during 6 years scattering polarized muons off a longitudinally or a transversely polarized deuteron (6LiD) or proton (NH3) target. Results for the gluon polarization are obtained from longitudinal double spin cross section asymmetries using two different channels, open charm production and high transverse momentum hadron pairs, both proceeding through the photon-gluon fusion process. Also, the longitudinal spin structure functions of the proton and the deuteron were measured in parallel as well as the helicity distributions for the three lightest quark flavors. With a transversely polarized target, results were obtained with proton and deuteron targets for the Collins an...

  20. TOPICAL REVIEW: Spin current, spin accumulation and spin Hall effect

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    Saburo Takahashi and Sadamichi Maekawa


    Full Text Available Nonlocal spin transport in nanostructured devices with ferromagnetic injector (F1 and detector (F2 electrodes connected to a normal conductor (N is studied. We reveal how the spin transport depends on interface resistance, electrode resistance, spin polarization and spin diffusion length, and obtain the conditions for efficient spin injection, spin accumulation and spin current in the device. It is demonstrated that the spin Hall effect is caused by spin–orbit scattering in nonmagnetic conductors and gives rise to the conversion between spin and charge currents in a nonlocal device. A method of evaluating spin–orbit coupling in nonmagnetic metals is proposed.

  1. Charge-lattice interplay in layered cobaltates RBaCo2O5+x (United States)

    Lavrov, A. N.; Kameneva, M. Yu.; Kozeeva, L. P.; Zhdanov, K. R.


    X-ray diffraction, electrical resistivity and thermal expansion measurements are used to study the interrelation between the structural, magnetic and electron-transport peculiarities in RBaCo2O5+x (R=Y, Gd) over a wide range of oxygen contents. We find that the anisotropic lattice strain caused by the oxygen chain ordering in these compounds favors the metallic state and is a necessary condition for the coupled insulator-to-metal and spin-state phase transitions to occur. The obtained data point to the key role of the crystal lattice in selecting the preferred spin and orbital states of cobalt ions.

  2. Recovery of Cobalt as Cobalt Oxalate from Cobalt Tailings Using Moderately Thermophilic Bioleaching Technology and Selective Sequential Extraction

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    Guobao Chen


    Full Text Available Cobalt is a very important metal which is widely applied in various critical areas, however, it is difficult to recover cobalt from minerals since there is a lack of independent cobalt deposits in nature. This work is to provide a complete process to recover cobalt from cobalt tailings using the moderately thermophilic bioleaching technology and selective sequential extraction. It is found that 96.51% Co and 26.32% Cu were extracted after bioleaching for four days at 10% pulp density. The mean compositions of the leach solutions contain 0.98 g·L−1 of Co, 6.52 g·L−1 of Cu, and 24.57 g·L−1 of Fe (III. The copper ion was then recovered by a solvent extraction process and the ferric ions were selectively removed by applying a goethite deironization process. The technological conditions of the above purification procedures were deliberately discussed. Over 98.6% of copper and 99.9% of ferric ions were eliminated from the leaching liquor. Cobalt was finally produced as cobalt oxalate and its overall recovery during the whole process was greater than 95%. The present bioleaching process of cobalt is worth using for reference to deal with low-grade cobalt ores.

  3. Spin electronics

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    Buhrman, Robert; Daughton, James; Molnár, Stephan; Roukes, Michael


    This report is a comparative review of spin electronics ("spintronics") research and development activities in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe conducted by a panel of leading U.S. experts in the field. It covers materials, fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructures, magnetism and spin control in magnetic nanostructures, magneto-optical properties of semiconductors, and magnetoelectronics and devices. The panel's conclusions are based on a literature review and a series of site visits to leading spin electronics research centers in Japan and Western Europe. The panel found that Japan is clearly the world leader in new material synthesis and characterization; it is also a leader in magneto-optical properties of semiconductor devices. Europe is strong in theory pertaining to spin electronics, including injection device structures such as tunneling devices, and band structure predictions of materials properties, and in development of magnetic semiconductors and semiconductor heterost...

  4. Phosphonate ligands encourage a platonic relationship between cobalt(II) and alkali metal ions. (United States)

    Langley, Stuart; Helliwell, Madeleine; Raftery, James; Tolis, Evangelos I; Winpenny, Richard E P


    Two new cobalt(ii) cages are reported where the metal core has a high symmetry related to a Platonic solid; the choice of alkali metal used in the base used for deprotonation appears to influence the resulting structures.

  5. Cobalt distribution in keratinocyte cells indicates nuclear and peri-nuclear accumulation and interaction with magnesium and zinc homeostasis

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    Ortega, R.; Seznec, H.; Moretto, Ph. [Univ Bordeaux 1, CNRS, IN2P3, Ctr Etud Nucl Bordeaux Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan, (France); Bresson, C.; Sandre, C.; Gombert, C.; Moulin, Ch. [CEA, DEN, SECR, Lab Speciat Radionucleides et Mol, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France); Tabarant, M. [CEA, DEN, SCP, Lab React Surfaces et Interfaces, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France); Bleuet, P. [European Synchrotron Radiat Facil, F-38043 Grenoble, (France); Simionovici, A. [Univ Grenoble 1, LGIT, OSUG, CNRS, F-38041 Grenoble, (France)


    Cobalt is known to be toxic at high concentration, to induce contact dermatosis, and occupational radiation skin damage because of its use in nuclear industry. We investigated the intracellular distribution of cobalt in HaCaT human keratinocytes as a model of skin cells, and its interaction with endogenous trace elements. Direct micro-chemical imaging based on ion beam techniques was applied to determine the quantitative distribution of cobalt in HaCaT cells. In addition, synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence microanalysis in tomography mode was performed, for the first time on a single cell, to determine the 3D intracellular distribution of cobalt. Results obtained with these micro-chemical techniques were compared to a more classical method based on cellular fractionation followed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) measurements. Cobalt was found to accumulate in the cell nucleus and in peri-nuclear structures indicating the possible direct interaction with genomic DNA, and nuclear proteins. The peri-nuclear accumulation in the cytosol suggests that cobalt could be stored in the endoplasmic reticulum or the Golgi apparatus. The multi-elemental analysis revealed that cobalt exposure significantly decreased magnesium and zinc content, with a likely competition of cobalt for magnesium and zinc binding sites in proteins. Overall, these data suggest a multiform toxicity of cobalt related to interactions with genomic DNA and nuclear proteins, and to the alteration of zinc and magnesium homeostasis. (authors)

  6. High-performance spinning device for DVD-based micromechanical signal transduction

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    Hwu, En-Te; Chen, Ching-Hsiu; Bosco, Filippo


    mechanism, this device can simultaneously measure surface topography, mechanical deflections and resonance frequencies of several microfabricated beams at a high speed. In biochemical sensing applications, the OPU can measure bending changes of functionalized microcantilevers, providing a statistically...

  7. High-intensity polarized H- ion source for the RHIC SPIN physics (United States)

    Zelenski, A.; Atoian, G.; Raparia, D.; Ritter, J.; Kolmogorov, A.; Davydenko, V.


    A novel polarization technique had been successfully implemented for the RHIC polarized H- ion source upgrade to higher intensity and polarization. In this technique a proton beam inside the high magnetic field solenoid is produced by ionization of the atomic hydrogen beam (from external source) in the He-gas ionizer cell. Further proton polarization is produced in the process of polarized electron capture from the optically-pumped Rb vapour. The use of high-brightness primary beam and large cross-sections of charge-exchange cross-sections resulted in production of high intensity H- ion beam of 85% polarization. High beam brightness and polarization resulted in 75% polarization at 23 GeV out of AGS and 60-65% beam polarization at 100-250 GeV colliding beams in RHIC. The status of un-polarized magnetron type (Cs-vapour loaded) BNL source is also discussed.

  8. Technical and business considerations of cobalt hydrometallurgy (United States)

    Peek, Edgar; Åkre, Torjus; Asselin, Edouard


    Approximately 55,000 tonnes of cobalt are produced annually worldwide, which represents an estimated 1-3 billion in annual sales depending on cobalt price changes. Cobalt is a common impurity in both non-ferrous mineral sulfide and oxide processing. In this paper some business and technical considerations are presented to facilitate the decision-making process required to produce either an intermediate or a finished cobalt product via a hydrometallurgical route. Methods currently available and practiced for the recovery of cobalt are considered, and process requirements up- and down-stream associated with each chosen method are discussed. In particular, some environmental, energy, or other sustainable development implications of each process are mentioned. An outlook on the future of the cobalt industry and anticipated future trends is included.

  9. Gate isolation after cobalt suicide processing (United States)

    Swartz, J. C.; Gigante, J. R.; Costello, J. A.; Burnell, D. M.; Ghoshtagore, R. N.


    MOSFET test structures have been prepared with self-aligned suicide (“salicide”) contacts formed by reaction with a cobalt film. This communication describes studies of gate to source/drain leakage in several cobalt salicide lots. Electrical tests establish that the leakage occurs across the oxide spacers. Leakage contour maps resemble dry etching patterns. A mild oxidation treatment following the cobalt stripping etch reduces leakage currents. Cross sectional transmission electron microscopy reveals cobalt remnants on the spacer surfaces in the leaky samples. These and other observations lead to the conclusion that the leakage paths contain both residual cobalt and cobalt silicide, and that the latter originates from silicon deposited on the spacers during pre-metal sputter etching.

  10. Cobalt toxicity in anaerobic granular sludge: influence of chemical speciation

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    Bartacek, J.; Fermoso, F.G.; Baldo-Urrutia, A.M.; Hullebusch, van E.D.; Lens, P.N.L.


    The influence of cobalt speciation on the toxicity of cobalt to methylotrophic methanogenesis in anaerobic granular sludge was investigated. The cobalt speciation was studied with three different media that contained varying concentrations of complexing ligands [carbonates, phosphates and


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    SPIDER WEBS AS INDICATORS OF COBALT AND LEAD POLLUTION IN KANO. MUNICIPALITY. Ibrahim R.Yalwa. Department ... Keywords: spider, indicator, cobalt, lead, pollution, Kano. INTRODUCTION. Cobalt is required for ..... Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (ATSDR), (1992). Toxicological Profile.

  12. Strain effects on anisotropic magnetoresistance in a nanowire spin valve (United States)

    Hossain, Md I.; Maksud, M.; Subramanian, A.; Atulasimha, J.; Bandyopadhyay, S.


    The longitudinal magnetoresistance of a copper nanowire contacted by two cobalt contacts shows broad spin-valve peaks at room temperature. However, when the contacts are slightly heated, the peaks change into troughs which are signature of anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR). Under heating, the differential thermal expansion of the contacts and the substrate generates a small strain in the cobalt contacts which enhances the AMR effect sufficiently to change the peak into a trough. This shows the extreme sensitivity of AMR to strain. The change in the AMR resistivity coefficient due to strain is estimated to be a few m Ω -m/microstrain.

  13. Metabolomics approach to thyroid nodules: a high-resolution magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance-based study. (United States)

    Miccoli, Paolo; Torregrossa, Liborio; Shintu, Laetitia; Magalhaes, Alviclér; Chandran, JimaNambiath; Tintaru, Aura; Ugolini, Clara; Minuto, Michele N; Miccoli, Mario; Basolo, Fulvio; Caldarelli, Stefano


    Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of operative specimens has been reported to successfully differentiate normal tissue from malignant thyroid tissue. We used a new high-resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique for the differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms. Histological specimens from 72 patients undergoing a total thyroidectomy were processed into a 4-mm ZrO(2) high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) rotor with 5 μL of D(2)O. A Bruker Avance spectrometer operating at 400 MHz for the (1)H frequency and equipped with a (1)H/(13)C/(31)P HRMAS probe was used. Normal and neoplastic thyroid tissues could be discriminated from each other by different relative concentrations of several amino acids and lipids, as well as benign and malignant neoplasms, that differed in terms of a greater lactate and taurine and a lesser lipid choline, phosphocholine, myo-inositol, and scyllo-inositol levels in malignant samples. A statistical analysis with a receiver operating characteristic curve revealed that 77% of the samples were accurately predicted. Similar results were obtained with specimens obtained from ex vivo aspirates. A further development of this project will be to use the metabolomics approach on specimens obtained from aspirates in vivo after the resolution of technical problems attributable to possible contamination. Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Electronic, spin-state, and magnetic transitions in B a2C o9O14 investigated by x-ray spectroscopies and neutron diffraction (United States)

    Herrero-Martín, J.; Padilla-Pantoja, J.; Lafuerza, S.; Romaguera, A.; Fauth, F.; Reparaz, J. S.; García-Muñoz, J. L.


    The mixed B a2C o9O14C o2 +/C o3 + system undergoes an insulator-insulator transition at TSS˜567 K that arises from a spin-state transition at trivalent cobalt sites. Below this temperature, Co1, Co2, and Co4 are nonmagnetic (S =0 , low spin). Ferromagnetically aligned Co5 spins are sandwiched between antiparallel planes of Co3 spins below TN≈41 K . The successive antiferromagnetic trilayers are inverted along the c axis (compatible with Cc2 /c ,Cc2 /m , or PS-1 magnetic space groups, depending on the moment orientation in the a b plane). The origin of the resistivity drop on warming was investigated by means of neutron and x-ray diffraction, x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies, and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Charge-transfer multiplet calculations confirm that the divalent Co sites are both in an S =3 /2 high spin state. Independently, the analysis of measured Co Kβ x-ray emission spectroscopy spectra agrees with this model. The magnetic moment from divalent Co5 ions is not fully ordered, likely due to the competition between magnetic anisotropy and weak supersuperexchange interactions, but not to covalency effects. Results agree with the spin blockade of electronic transport being partially removed at the octahedral trimers and also at the Co 4 O6 units within the Cd I2 -type layer.

  15. Cobalt release from implants and consumer items and characteristics of cobalt sensitized patients with dermatitis

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    Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan; Menne, Torkil; Liden, Carola


    -containing dental alloys and revised hip implant components.Results. Six of eight dental alloys and 10 of 98 revised hip implant components released cobalt in the cobalt spot test, whereas none of 50 mobile phones gave positive reactions. The clinical relevance of positive cobalt test reactions was difficult...

  16. Spin Funneling for Enhanced Spin Injection into Ferromagnets (United States)

    Sayed, Shehrin; Diep, Vinh Q.; Camsari, Kerem Yunus; Datta, Supriyo


    It is well-established that high spin-orbit coupling (SOC) materials convert a charge current density into a spin current density which can be used to switch a magnet efficiently and there is increasing interest in identifying materials with large spin Hall angle for lower switching current. Using experimentally benchmarked models, we show that composite structures can be designed using existing spin Hall materials such that the effective spin Hall angle is larger by an order of magnitude. The basic idea is to funnel spins from a large area of spin Hall material into a small area of ferromagnet using a normal metal with large spin diffusion length and low resistivity like Cu or Al. We show that this approach is increasingly effective as magnets get smaller. We avoid unwanted charge current shunting by the low resistive NM layer utilizing the newly discovered phenomenon of pure spin conduction in ferromagnetic insulators via magnon diffusion. We provide a spin circuit model for magnon diffusion in FMI that is benchmarked against recent experiments and theory.

  17. Emergence of a 2d macro-spin liquid in a highly frustrated 3d quantum magnet (United States)

    Sikkenk, Tycho; Coester, Kris; Buhrandt, Stefan; Fritz, Lars; Schmidt, Kai

    The classical Ising model on the frustrated 3d swedenborgite lattice has disordered spin liquid ground states for all ratios of inter- and intra-planar couplings. Quantum fluctuations due to a transverse field give rise to several exotic phenomena. In the limit of weakly coupled kagome layers we find a 3d version of disorder by disorder degeneracy lifting. For large out-of-plane couplings 1d macro-spins are formed, which realize a disordered macro-spin liquid phase on an emerging 2d triangular lattice. We speculate about a possibly exotic version of quantum criticality that connects the polarized phase to the macro-spin liquid. DFG FR 2627/3-1, D-ITP consortium.

  18. Nickel and cobalt release from jewellery and metal clothing items in Korea. (United States)

    Cheong, Seung Hyun; Choi, You Won; Choi, Hae Young; Byun, Ji Yeon


    In Korea, the prevalence of nickel allergy has shown a sharply increasing trend. Cobalt contact allergy is often associated with concomitant reactions to nickel, and is more common in Korea than in western countries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of items that release nickel and cobalt on the Korean market. A total of 471 items that included 193 branded jewellery, 202 non-branded jewellery and 76 metal clothing items were sampled and studied with a dimethylglyoxime (DMG) test and a cobalt spot test to detect nickel and cobalt release, respectively. Nickel release was detected in 47.8% of the tested items. The positive rates in the DMG test were 12.4% for the branded jewellery, 70.8% for the non-branded jewellery, and 76.3% for the metal clothing items. Cobalt release was found in 6.2% of items. Among the types of jewellery, belts and hair pins showed higher positive rates in both the DMG test and the cobalt spot test. Our study shows that the prevalence of items that release nickel or cobalt among jewellery and metal clothing items is high in Korea. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  19. Half-sandwich cobalt complexes in the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition process

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    Georgi, Colin [Technische Universität Chemnitz, Faculty of Natural Science, Institute of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemnitz 09107 (Germany); Hapke, Marko; Thiel, Indre [Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock (LIKAT), Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, Rostock 18059 (Germany); Hildebrandt, Alexander [Technische Universität Chemnitz, Faculty of Natural Science, Institute of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemnitz 09107 (Germany); Waechtler, Thomas; Schulz, Stefan E. [Fraunhofer Institute of Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS), Technologie-Campus 3, Chemnitz 09126 (Germany); Technische Universität Chemnitz, Center for Microtechnologies (ZfM), Chemnitz 09107 (Germany); Lang, Heinrich, E-mail: [Technische Universität Chemnitz, Faculty of Natural Science, Institute of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemnitz 09107 (Germany)


    A series of cobalt half-sandwich complexes of type [Co(η{sup 5}-C{sub 5}H{sub 5})(L)(L′)] (1: L, L′ = 1,5-hexadiene; 2: L = P(OEt){sub 3}, L′ = H{sub 2}C=CHSiMe{sub 3}; 3: L = L′ = P(OEt){sub 3}) has been studied regarding their physical properties such as the vapor pressure, decomposition temperature and applicability within the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process, with a focus of the influence of the phosphite ligands. It could be shown that an increasing number of P(OEt){sub 3} ligands increases the vapor pressure and thermal stability of the respective organometallic compound. Complex 3 appeared to be a promising MOCVD precursor with a high vapor pressure and hence was deposited onto Si/SiO{sub 2} (100 nm) substrates. The resulting reflective layer is closed, dense and homogeneous, with a slightly granulated surface morphology. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies demonstrated the formation of metallic cobalt, cobalt phosphate, cobalt oxide and cobalt carbide. - Highlights: • Thermal studies and vapor pressure measurements of cobalt half-sandwich complexes was carried out. • Chemical vapor deposition with cobalt half-sandwich complexes is reported. • The use of Co-phosphites results in significant phosphorous-doped metallic layers.

  20. Slow Magic Angle Sample Spinning: A Non- or Minimally Invasive Method for High- Resolution 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Metabolic Profiling

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    Hu, Jian Z.


    High resolution 1H magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), using a sample spinning rate of several kHz or more (i.e., high resolution-magic angle spinning (hr-MAS)), is a well established method for metabolic profiling in intact tissues without the need for sample extraction. The only shortcoming with hr-MAS is that it is invasive and is thus unusable for non-destructive detections. Recently, a method called slow-MAS, using the concept of two dimensional NMR spectroscopy, has emerged as an alternative method for non- or minimal invasive metabolomics in intact tissues, including live animals, due to the slow or ultra-slow-sample spinning used. Although slow-MAS is a powerful method, its applications are hindered by experimental challenges. Correctly designing the experiment and choosing the appropriate slow-MAS method both require a fundamental understanding of the operation principles, in particular the details of line narrowing due to the presence of molecular diffusion. However, these fundamental principles have not yet been fully disclosed in previous publications. The goal of this chapter is to provide an in depth evaluation of the principles associated with slow-MAS techniques by emphasizing the challenges associated with a phantom sample consisting of glass beads and H2O, where an unusually large magnetic susceptibility field gradient is obtained.

  1. Tailoring the magnetic properties of cobalt-ferrite nanoclusters

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    Vega, A. Estrada de la; Garza-Navarro, M. A., E-mail:; Durán-Guerrero, J. G.; Moreno Cortez, I. E.; Lucio-Porto, R.; González-González, V. [Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica (Mexico)


    In this contribution, we report on the tuning of magnetic properties of cobalt-ferrite nanoclusters. The cobalt-ferrite nanoclusters were synthesized from a two-step approach that consists of the synthesis of cobalt-ferrite nanoparticles in organic media, followed by their dispersion into aqueous dissolution to form an oil-in-water emulsion. These emulsions were prepared at three different concentrations of the cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), in order to control the size and clustering density of the nanoparticles in the nanoclusters. The synthesized samples were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and their related techniques, such as bright-field and Z-contrast imaging, electron diffraction and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry; as well as static magnetic measures. The experimental evidence indicates that the size, morphology, and nanoparticles clustering density in the nanoclusters is highly dependent of the cobalt-ferrite:CTAB molar ratio that is used in their synthesis. In addition, due to the clustering of the nanoparticles into the nanoclusters, their magnetic moments are blocked to relax cooperatively. Hence, the magnetic response of the nanoclusters can be tailored by controlling the size and nanoparticles clustering density.

  2. Crocus sativus Petals: Waste or Valuable Resource? The Answer of High-Resolution and High-Resolution Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. (United States)

    Righi, Valeria; Parenti, Francesca; Tugnoli, Vitaliano; Schenetti, Luisa; Mucci, Adele


    Intact Crocus sativus petals were studied for the first time by high-resolution magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (HR-MAS NMR) spectroscopy, revealing the presence of kinsenoside (2) and goodyeroside A (3), together with 3-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone (4). These findings were confirmed by HR-NMR analysis of the ethanol extract of fresh petals and showed that, even though carried out rapidly, partial hydrolysis of glucopyranosyloxybutanolides occurs during extraction. On the other hand, kaempferol 3-O-sophoroside (1), which is "NMR-silent" in intact petals, is present in extracts. These results suggest to evaluate the utilization of saffron petals for phytopharmaceutical and nutraceutical purposes to exploit a waste product of massive production of commercial saffron and point to the application of HR-MAS NMR for monitoring bioactive compounds directly on intact petals, avoiding the extraction procedure and the consequent hydrolysis reaction.

  3. Characterization of Free Radicals By Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy in Biochars from Pyrolysis at High Heating Rates and at High Temperatures

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    Trubetskaya, Anna; Jensen, Anker Degn; Larsen Andresen, Mogens

    of mathematical models that can predict yields, composition and rates of product (char, tar, light gases) formation from fast pyrolysis. The modeling of cross-linking and polymerization reactions in biomass pyrolysis includes the formation of free radicals and their disappearance. Knowledge about these radical...... reactions is important in order to achieve the high fuel conversion at short residence times. However, little is known about the extent of free radical reactions in pulverized biomass at fast pyrolysis conditions.The concentration and type of free radicals from the decay (termination stage) of pyrolysis...... reactor, an entrained-flow reactor, and a tubular reactor. The radical concentrations in the chars from the decay stage range up between 7x1018 and 1.5x1019 spins g-1.The results indicated that any differences in the biomass major constituents (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin) had a minor effect...

  4. Experimental Flight Characterization of Spin Stabilized Projectiles at High Angle of Attack (United States)


    about 2 m from the spark range entrance. The propelling charge used 1.18 kg of M1 propellant with about 30 gr of black powder for the primer. These...along with some wake flow structures trailing the body. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 7 Fig. 2 Orthogonal...continuous polynomial does not represent the underlying flow phenomena at high angle of attack. There is little data in the literature on the axial force for

  5. High-spin states of the neutron-rich nucleus sup 1 sup 2 sup 5 Sb

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    Liu Zhong; Ma Yin Gjun; Sasaki, Y; Yamada, K; Oshima, H; Yokose, S; Ishizuka, M; Komatsubara, T; Furuno, K


    High spin states of sup 1 sup 2 sup 5 Sb have been investigated for the first time by means of in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques via the sup 1 sup 2 sup 4 Sn( sup 7 Li, alpha 2n) reaction at 32 MeV beam energy. Based on the measurements of gamma-gamma coincidence and gamma-ray anisotropies, a level scheme including 21 new gamma-transitions and 14 new excited levels was established up to 23/2 sup +. Three isomers at 1970, 2110 and 2471 keV levels have been identified and proposed as three-quasiparticle pi g sub 7 sub / sub 2 nu(h sub 1 sub 1 sub / sub 2 s sub 1 sub / sub 2), pi g sub 7 sub / sub 2 nu(h sub 1 sub 1 sub / sub 2 d sub 3 sub / sub 2) and pi g sub 7 sub / sub 2 nu(h sub 1 sub 1 sub / sub 2 sup 2) configurations, respectively. The level structure of sup 1 sup 2 sup 5 Sb is discussed in terms of particle-core coupling

  6. Alkylation of a bioinspired high spin Ni(II)N{sub 3}S{sub 2} complex with bifunctional reagents

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    Chohan, B. S., E-mail: [The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry (United States)


    Crystal structures of two S-alkylated complexes generated from the reaction of iodoacetamide and iodoethanol with an air and moisture sensitive high spin Ni(II) pentacoordinate triaminodithiolate complex, 1 are determined by X-ray structure analysis. Crystals of complex 2, [NiC{sub 16}H{sub 31}N{sub 5}O{sub 2}S{sub 2}]I{sub 2}, are triclinic, sp. gr. P-bar1 , Z = 2. Crystals of complex 3, [NiC{sub 16}H{sub 28}N{sub 3}O{sub 2}S{sub 2}]I{sub 2}, are monoclinic, sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/c, Z = 4. Structures of complexes 2 and 3 are very similar: one of the S-acetamide (2) or S-ethanol (3) groups coordinates to the Ni center through the oxygen atom forming N{sub 3}S{sub 2}O hexacoordination; the other group remains unbound to the Ni and left dangling. Crystal packing shows that complexes 2 and 3 interact with the iodide counterions, and that only complex 2 interact with neighboring molecules; some of these close intermolecular contacts include H-bonding interactions.

  7. Structural and magnetic properties of the products of the transformation of ferrihydrite: Effect of cobalt dications

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    Camacho, K.I. [Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Unidad Saltillo, Av. Industria Metalúrgica 1062, Parque Industrial Ramos Arizpe, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila C.P.25000, México (Mexico); Pariona, N. [Red de Estudios Moleculares Avanzados, Instituto de Ecología A.C., Carretera Antigua a Coatepec 351, El Haya, 91070 Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico); Martinez, A.I., E-mail: [Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Unidad Saltillo, Av. Industria Metalúrgica 1062, Parque Industrial Ramos Arizpe, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila C.P.25000, México (Mexico); Baggio-Saitovitch, E. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Río de Janeiro 22290-180 (Brazil); Herrera-Trejo, M. [Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Unidad Saltillo, Av. Industria Metalúrgica 1062, Parque Industrial Ramos Arizpe, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila C.P.25000, México (Mexico); Perry, Dale L. [Mailstop 70A1150, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)


    The effect of cobalt dications on the transformation of 2-line ferrihydrite (2LF) has been studied. The products of the transformation reaction were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy (MS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), magnetometry, and first-order reversal curve (FORC) diagrams. It was found that the concentration of cobalt dications plays an important role on the structural and magnetic properties of the products; i.e., for low cobalt concentrations, cobalt-substituted hematite is formed, while higher concentrations promote the formation of cobalt-substituted magnetite. Structural results revealed that formation of other iron oxide polymorphs is avoided and residual 2LF is always present in the final products. In this way, hematite/2LF and magnetite/2LF nanocomposites were formed. For all the samples, magnetic measurements yielded non-saturated hysteresis loops at a maximum field of 12 kOe. For cobalt-substituted hematite/2LF samples, FORC diagrams revealed the presence of multiple single-domain (SD) components which generate interaction coupling between SD with low and high coercivity. Moreover, for cobalt-substituted magnetite/2LF samples, the FORC diagrams revealed the components of wasp-waist hysteresis loops which consist of mixtures of SD and superparamagnetic particles. One of the goals of the present study is the rigorous, experimental documentation of ferrihydrite/hematite mixtures as a function of reaction conditions for use as analytical standards research. - Highlights: • Co(II) may stabilize ferrihydrite against transformation to more crystalline oxides. • The transformation is strongly dependent on the Co(II)/Fe(III) atomic ratio. • Cobalt-substituted hematite and cobalt-substituted magnetite were the products. • FORC diagrams identified the interaction coupling between single-domains.

  8. Surface Interactions and Confinement of Methane: A High Pressure Magic Angle Spinning NMR and Computational Chemistry Study

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    Ok, Salim; Hoyt, David W.; Andersen, Amity; Sheets, Julie; Welch, Susan A.; Cole, David R.; Mueller, Karl T.; Washton, Nancy M.


    Characterization and modeling of the molecular-level behavior of simple hydrocarbon gases, such as methane, in the presence of both nonporous and nano-porous mineral matrices allows for predictive understanding of important processes in engineered and natural systems. In this study, changes in local electromagnetic environments of the carbon atoms in methane under conditions of high pressure (up to 130 bar) and moderate temperature (up to 346 K) were observed with 13C magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy while the methane gas was mixed with two model solid substrates: a fumed non-porous, 12 nm particle size silica and a mesoporous silica with 200 nm particle size and 4 nm average pore diameter. Examination of the interactions between methane and the silica systems over temperatures and pressures that include the supercritical regime was allowed by a novel high pressure MAS sample containment system, which provided high resolution spectra collected under in situ conditions. For pure methane, no significant thermal effects were found for the observed 13C chemical shifts at all pressures studied here (28.2 bar, 32.6 bar, 56.4 bar, 65.1 bar, 112.7 bar, and 130.3 bar). However, the 13C chemical shifts of resonances arising from confined methane changed slightly with changes in temperature in mixtures with mesoporous silica. The chemical shift values of 13C nuclides in methane change measurably as a function of pressure both in the pure state and in mixtures with both silica matrices, with a more pronounced shift when meso-porous silica is present. Molecular-level simulations utilizing GCMC, MD and DFT confirm qualitatively that the experimentally measured changes are attributed to interactions of methane with the hydroxylated silica surfaces as well as densification of methane within nanopores and on pore surfaces.

  9. Crossover from Spin Accumulation into Interface States to Spin Injection in the Germanium Conduction Band (United States)

    Rojas-Sanchez, Juan-Carlos; Jain, Abhinav; Cubukcu, Murat; Peiro, Julian; Le Breton, Jean-Christophe; Prestat, Eric; Vergnaud, Céline; Bayle-Guillemaud, Pascale; Vila, Laurent; Attané, Jean-Philippe; Augendre, Emmanuel; Gambarelli, Serge; Jaffrès, Henri; George, Jean-Marie; Jamet, Matthieu


    Spin injection into semiconductors is crucial for exploring spin physics and new spintronic devices. Ge is of great interest for high carrier mobilities, long spin diffusion length and large spin-orbit coupling to perform electric field spin manipulation. However the exact role of interface states in spin injection mechanism in n-Ge has not been clarified yet. Here we show a clear transition from spin accumulation into interface states to spin injection in the Ge conduction band. For this purpose, we have grown CoFeB/MgO as a spin injector on Germanium On Insulator. We observe spin signal amplification at low temperature due to spin accumulation into interface states. At 150 K, we find a clear transition to spin injection in the conduction band up to room temperature: the measured spin signal is compatible with the spin diffusion model. We could in particular demonstrate spin signal modulation applying a back gate voltage and spin-pumping by the ferromagnetic resonance of the CoFeB layer which are clear manifestations of spin accumulation in the Ge conduction band.

  10. Low energy nuclear spin excitations in Ho metal investigated by high resolution neutron spectroscopy. (United States)

    Chatterji, Tapan; Jalarvo, Niina


    We have investigated the low energy excitations in metallic Ho by high resolution neutron spectroscopy. We found at T = 3 K clear inelastic peaks in the energy loss and energy gain sides, along with the central elastic peak. The energy of this low energy excitation, which is 26.59 ± 0.02 μeV at T = 3 K, decreased continuously and became zero at TN ≈ 130 K. By fitting the data in the temperature range 100-127.5 K with a power law we obtained the power-law exponent β = 0.37 ± 0.02, which agrees with the expected value β = 0.367 for a three-dimensional Heisenberg model. Thus the energy of the low energy excitations can be associated with the order parameter.

  11. Quantum Spin Models for Copper Oxide Chains in High-T{sub c} Superconductors

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    Haugerud, H.


    This doctoral thesis presents some of the most important features of high temperature superconductors, emphasizing the properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} (YBCO). The family of Hubbard-like models is considered and a simplified version of the Emery model derived. This model is applied to fermions on a cyclic chain and solved analytically in the strong correlation limit. For realistic model parameter values the effects of an external magnetic field is investigated by numerical diagonalization. Applying the Emery model to finite cyclic Cu-O chains it is shown that the behaviour of the chains is typical for a 1D Fermi-liquid. The relatively small difference between the values of the local charge and the local magnetic moment indicates that the degree of correlation in this system is very high. The ground state of the Emery model is shown to be antiferromagnetic for half and quarter filling, resembling the ground state of the Heisenberg model. The role of the ensemble of Cu-O chain fragments of the oxygen deficient planes of YBCO is addressed. By applying the Emery model to short Cu-O chains and calculating the free energy of the chains, the parameters of an Ising like lattice gas model are estimated. Several thermodynamical quantities are calculated by applying Monte Carlo technique to the model. The charge transfer from the chains to the planes is shown to correspond to the measured values of T{sub c}. The phase diagram and the average chain length agree well with experiments. The model is also capable of explaining the behaviour of the REBCO series of superconductors, where RE are various rare earth ions. A framework for simultaneously visualizing and computing numerical quantities from lattice simulations is presented and illustrated. 195 refs., 69 figs., 4 tabs.

  12. High resolution NMR study of T1 magnetic relaxation dispersion. III. Influence of spin 1/2 hetero-nuclei on spin relaxation and polarization transfer among strongly coupled protons

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    Korchak, S.E.; Ivanov, K.L.; Pravdivtsev, A.N.; Yurkovskaya, A.V.; Kaptein, R.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/074334603; Vieth, H.-M.


    Effects of spin-spin interactions on the nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion (NMRD) of protons were studied in a situation where spin ½ hetero-nuclei are present in the molecule. As in earlier works [K. L. Ivanov, A. V. Yurkovskaya, and H.-M. Vieth, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 234513

  13. Incipient- and Developed-Spin and Recovery Characteristics of a Modern High-Speed Fighter Design with Low Aspect Ratio as Determined from Dynamic-Model Tests (United States)

    Lee, Henry A.; Libbey, Charles E.


    Incipient- and developed-spin and recovery characteristics of a modern high-speed fighter design with low aspect ratio have been investigated by means of dynamic model tests. A 1/7-scale radio-controlled model was tested by means of drop tests from a helicopter. Several 1/25-scale models with various configuration changes were tested in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel. Model results indicated that generally it would be difficult to obtain a developed spin with a corresponding airplane and that either the airplane would recover of its own accord from any poststall motion or the poststall motion could be readily terminated by proper control technique. On occasion, however, the results indicated that if a post-stall motion were allowed to continue, a fully developed spin might be obtainable from which recovery could range from rapid to no recovery at all, even when optimum control technique was used. Satisfactory recoveries could be obtained with a proper-size tail parachute or strake, application of pitching-, rolling-, or yawing-moment rockets, or sufficient differential deflection of the horizontal tail.

  14. Vaporization of Kitaev spin liquids. (United States)

    Nasu, Joji; Udagawa, Masafumi; Motome, Yukitoshi


    The quantum spin liquid is an exotic quantum state of matter in magnets. This state is a spin analog of liquid helium that does not solidify down to the lowest temperature due to strong quantum fluctuations. In conventional fluids, the liquid and gas possess the same symmetry and adiabatically connect to each other by bypassing the critical end point. We find that the situation is qualitatively different in quantum spin liquids realized in a three-dimensional Kitaev model; both gapless and gapped quantum spin liquid phases at low temperatures are always distinguished from the high-temperature paramagnet (spin gas) by a phase transition. The results challenge the common belief that the absence of thermodynamic singularity down to the lowest temperature is a symptom of a quantum spin liquid.

  15. Spin liquids in frustrated magnets. (United States)

    Balents, Leon


    Frustrated magnets are materials in which localized magnetic moments, or spins, interact through competing exchange interactions that cannot be simultaneously satisfied, giving rise to a large degeneracy of the system ground state. Under certain conditions, this can lead to the formation of fluid-like states of matter, so-called spin liquids, in which the constituent spins are highly correlated but still fluctuate strongly down to a temperature of absolute zero. The fluctuations of the spins in a spin liquid can be classical or quantum and show remarkable collective phenomena such as emergent gauge fields and fractional particle excitations. This exotic behaviour is now being uncovered in the laboratory, providing insight into the properties of spin liquids and challenges to the theoretical description of these materials.

  16. Cobalt internal standard for Ni to assist the simultaneous determination of Mo and Ni in plant materials by high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry employing direct solid sample analysis. (United States)

    de Babos, Diego Victor; Bechlin, Marcos André; Barros, Ariane Isis; Ferreira, Edilene Cristina; Gomes Neto, José Anchieta; de Oliveira, Silvana Ruella


    A new method is proposed for the simultaneous determination of Mo and Ni in plant materials by high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (HR-CS GFAAS), employing direct solid sample analysis (DSS) and internal standardization (IS). Cobalt was used as internal standard to minimize matrix effects during Ni determinations, enabling the use of aqueous standards for calibration. Correlation coefficients for the calibration curves were typically better than 0.9937. The performance of the method was checked by analysis of six plant certified reference materials, and the results for Mo and Ni were in agreement with the certified values (95% confidence level, t-test). Analysis was made of different types of plant materials used as renewable sources of energy, including sugarcane leaves, banana tree fiber, soybean straw, coffee pods, orange bagasse, peanut hulls, and sugarcane bagasse. The concentrations found for Mo and Ni ranged from 0.08 to 0.63 ng mg(-1) and from 0.41 to 6.92 ng mg(-1), respectively. Precision (RSD) varied from 2.1% to 11% for Mo and from 3.7% to 10% for Ni. Limits of quantification of 0.055 and 0.074 ng were obtained for Mo and Ni, respectively. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Postoperative arachnoiditis diagnosed by high resolution fast spin-echo MRI of the lumbar spine

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    Fitt, G.J. [St. Mary`s Hospital, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Radiology; Stevens, J.M. [St. Mary`s Hospital, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Radiology]|[National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London (United Kingdom)


    Chronic adhesive arachnoiditis is cited as an important cause of recurrent pain and disability after extradural lumbar disc surgery. Myelography using oil-based or ionic water-soluble contrast media was a major contributing factor, and it was not possible to distinguish the prevalence of arachnoiditis probably due to surgery alone. Today it should be possible to make this distinction, which was the purpose of this study. Using high-resolution MRI in 129 patients symptomatic at least 1 year after surgery, a prevalence of arachnoiditis of 20% was found, which dropped to 3% when patients who had undergone oil-based myelography were excluded. Arachnoiditis was diffuse in 88% and focal in 12%. When oil-based media were involved it was focal in 13%, and when not, in one of three cases. It was concluded that arachnoiditis does occur after extradural lumbar disc surgery independently of the use of some myelographic contrast media, and that it may be diffuse or confined only to the operated level. Its prevalence was estimated at 4.6%, four cases focal and two cases diffuse. The causes and clinical significance can only be the subject of speculation. (orig.)

  18. Spin ejector (United States)

    Andersen, John A.; Flanigan, John J.; Kindley, Robert J.


    The disclosure relates to an apparatus for spin ejecting a body having a flat plate base containing bosses. The apparatus has a base plate and a main ejection shaft extending perpendicularly from the base plate. A compressible cylindrical spring is disposed about the shaft. Bearings are located between the shaft and the spring. A housing containing a helical aperture releasably engages the base plate and surrounds the shaft bearings and the spring. A piston having an aperture follower disposed in the housing aperture is seated on the spring and is guided by the shaft and the aperture. The spring is compressed and when released causes the piston to spin eject the body.

  19. Interface magnetic anisotropy in cobalt clusters embedded in a platinum or niobium matrix


    Jamet, M.; Negrier, M.; Dupuis, V.; Tuaillon-Combes, J.; Melinon, P.; Perez, A.; Wernsdorfer, W.; Barbara, B.; Vogel, J.; Baguenard, B.


    A low concentration of cobalt clusters with a fcc structure and containing almost one thousand atoms are embedded in two different metallic matrices: platinum and niobium. Samples have been prepared using a co-deposition technique. Cobalt clusters preformed in the gas phase and matrix atoms are simultaneously deposited on a silicon substrate under Ultra High Vacuum conditions. This original technique allows to prepare nanostructured systems from miscible elements such as Co/Pt and Co/Nb in wh...

  20. Cobalt-chitosan: Magnetic and biodegradable heterogeneous ...

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    A novel and biodegradable cobalt-chitosan as a magnetic heterogeneous catalyst was synthesized and characterized by XPS, FT-IR, EDX and TEM. Catalytic performance of cobalt- chitosan was tested by aerobic oxidation of alkyl arenes and alcohols. The results show that the catalyst exhibits excellent conversion for ...