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  1. Development and evaluation of Mn oxide-coated composite adsorbent for the removal and recovery of heavy metals from coal processing wastewater. Final report, December 1995

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    Fan, Huan Jung; Anderson, P.R.

    1995-12-31

    The overall objective of this research was to evaluate a Mn oxide-coated granular activated carbon (MnGAC) for the removal and recovery of metals from wastewaters. The composite adsorbent was prepared by coating M-n-oxide onto granular activated carbon. Three coating methods (adsorption, precipitation, and dry oxidation) were developed and studied in this research. The adsorbent (MnTOG) prepared by a dry oxidation method had the highest Cu(II) adsorption capacity of the three synthesis methods. In multiple adsorption/regeneration cycle tests, MnTOG had better Cu(II) removal relative to those adsorbents prepared by other methods. MnTOG had the ability to remove Cu(II) and Cd(II) to trace level (< 4 ug/L) in a column process at least through 3000 and 1400 BV, respectively. Cd(II) removal was hindered by the presence of Cu(II). However, Cu(II) removal was only slightly reduced by the presence of Cd(II). Cu(II) adsorption in batch and fixed-bed processes onto MnTOG was successfully modeled with a homogeneous surface diffusion model (HSDM). However, the HSDM could only successfully describe the adsorption of Cd(II) onto MnTOG in the batch process, but not the fixed-bed process. M-n oxide can be deposited on GAC to create a composite adsorbent with an increased Cu(II) or Cd(II) adsorption capacity. Composite adsorbent (MnGAC) has the potential to become an efficient way to remove metals from metal contaminated wastewater.

  2. Mn oxide coated catalytic membranes for a hybrid ozonation-membrane filtration: comparison of Ti, Fe and Mn oxide coated membranes for water quality.

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    Byun, S; Davies, S H; Alpatova, A L; Corneal, L M; Baumann, M J; Tarabara, V V; Masten, S J

    2011-01-01

    In this study the performance of catalytic membranes in a hybrid ozonation-ceramic membrane filtration system was investigated. The catalytic membranes were produced by coating commercial ceramic ultrafiltration membranes with manganese or iron oxide nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer self-assembly technique. A commercial membrane with a titanium oxide filtration layer was also evaluated. The performance of the coated and uncoated membranes was evaluated using water from a borderline eutrophic lake. The permeate flux and removal of the organic matter was found to depend on the type of the metal oxide present on the membrane surface. The performance of the manganese oxide coated membrane was superior to that of the other membranes tested, showing the fastest recovery in permeate flux when ozone was applied and the greatest reduction in the total organic carbon (TOC) in the permeate. The removal of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) precursors using the membrane coated 20 times with manganese oxide nanoparticles was significantly better than that for the membranes coated with 30 or 40 times with manganese oxide nanoparticles or 40 times with iron oxide nanoparticles. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. FORMATION AND RESEARCH OF MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE PLASMA OXIDE COATINGS BASED ON ELEMENTS OF SCREEN METEROID PTOTECTION

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    V. A. Okovity

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents results of research for influence of plasma jet parameters (current, spraying distance, plasmasupporting nitrogen gas consumption, fractional composition of an initial powder and cooling degree by compressed air on characteristics of anti-meteorite coatings, subsequent processing modes by pulsed plasma. Properties of the obtained coatings and results of ballistic tests have been given in the paper. The proposed methodology has been based on complex metallographic, X-ray diffraction and electron microscopic investigations of anti-meteorite aluminum oxide coating. Optimization of air plasma spraying parameters for NiAl and Al2O3 materials has been carried out in the paper. The spraying parameters optimization has been executed on the basis of obtaining maximum materials utilization factor. Surface treatment of model screen elements with a double-layer composite coating (adhesive metal NiAl layer and hard ceramic oxide Al2O3 layer has been fulfilled while using compression plasma stream. Nitrogen has been used as working gas. Composite hard ceramic oxide Al2O3 coating is represented by porous structure consisting of 10–15 µm-size fused Al2O3 particles. Metallic inclusions formed due to erosion of plasmatron electrodes have been observed in the space between the particles. Surface of bilayer composite coatings has been processed by a compression plasma stream and due to nonsteady processes of melting and recrystallization high strength polycrystalline layer has been formed on their surface. In this context, those areas of the polycrystalline layer which had metal inclusions have appeared to be painted in various colors depending on chemical composition of the inclusions.

  4. Remediation of fluoride from drinking water using magnetic iron oxide coated hydrotalcite/chitosan composite.

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    Pandi, Kalimuthu; Periyasamy, Soodamani; Viswanathan, Natrayasamy

    2017-02-16

    The present study was performed to examine the probability of magnetic iron oxide fabricated hydrotalcite/chitosan (Fe3O4@HTCS) composite for the removal of excess fluoride content from drinking water. The developed Fe3O4@HTCS composite not only demonstrate the good separation ability but also display an extreme enhanced defluoridation capacity (DC) when compared to other base components and composite. The DCs of Fe3O4@HTCS composite, Fe3O4@HT composite, Fe3O4, HT and CS was found to be 5032, 3041, 1050, 1030 and 52mgF(-)/kg respectively. The structure and morphology of the prepared adsorbent and fluoride sorbed adsorbent was analysed using FTIR, SEM and EDAX with mapping techniques. The dependence of DC on various parameters like initial fluoride concentration, pH, contact time, interfering anions and temperature was studied by batch method. From isotherm modeling, the equilibrium data is well described by Freundlich, Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) isotherms. Thermodynamic parameters confirm the spontaneity and endothermic nature of the fluoride adsorption. The performance of Fe3O4@HTCS composite to field water sample designates its adaptable nature at field conditions.

  5. Effect of current density on the structure, composition and corrosion resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on Mg-Li alloy

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    Li, Zhijun [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Yuan, Yi, E-mail: yi.yuan@hrbeu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Jing, Xiaoyan [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2012-11-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The PEO coatings exhibit tunable characteristics by controlling the current density. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The coating formed at 5 A/dm{sup 2} exhibits the highest corrosion resistance. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Anti-corrosion properties of PEO coatings are related to coating surface composition. - Abstract: The effect of current density on the oxidation process, morphology, composition and anti-corrosion properties of coatings are elucidated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis of coatings show that coatings prepared at different current densities are composed of MgO and {gamma}-Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} and {alpha}-Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} phase. The chemical composition of PEO coatings varies from surface to the interior of the oxide coating. The PEO coatings exhibit tunable thickness, composition ratio, and porosity by controlling the current density, which ultimately affects film morphology and anti-corrosion properties. The superior corrosion resistance of coating obtained at 5 A/dm{sup 2} is attributed to the compactness of the barrier layer and the highest MgO/Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} ratio.

  6. Graphene oxide coated coordination polymer nanobelt composite material: a new type of visible light active and highly efficient photocatalyst for Cr(VI) reduction.

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    Shi, Gui-Mei; Zhang, Bin; Xu, Xin-Xin; Fu, Yan-Hong

    2015-06-28

    A visible light active photocatalyst was synthesized successfully by coating graphene oxide (GO) on a coordination polymer nanobelt (CPNB) using a simple colloidal blending process. Compared with neat CPNB, the resulting graphene oxide coated coordination polymer nanobelt composite material (GO/CPNB) exhibits excellent photocatalytic efficiency in the reduction of K2Cr2O7 under visible light irradiation. In the composite material, GO performs two functions. Firstly, it cuts down the band gap (E(g)) of the photocatalyst and extends its photoresponse region from the ultraviolet to visible light region. Secondly, GO exhibits excellent electron transportation ability that impedes its recombination with holes, and this can enhance photocatalytic efficiency. For GO, on its surface, the number of functional groups has a great influence on the photocatalytic performance of the resulting GO/CPNB composite material and an ideal GO"coater" to obtain a highly efficient GO/CPNB photocatalyst has been obtained. As a photocatalyst that may be used in the treatment of Cr(VI) in wastewater, GO/CPNB exhibited outstanding stability during the reduction of this pollutant.

  7. Microstructure of a Mo-Si-C-N multi-layered anti-oxidation coating on carbon/carbon composites by fused slurry

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    LAI Zhonghong; MENG Songhe; ZHU Jingchuan; JEON Jaeho

    2009-01-01

    A Mo-Si-C-N multi-layered anti-oxidation coating was in-situ fabricated by introducing nitrogen atmosphere during the fused sintering of Mo-Si slurry pre-layer on carbon/carbon composites. The phase composition and microstructure of the Mo-Si-C-N coating were character-ized by X-ray diffractometry, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The Mo-Si-C-N coating exhibited a three-layered structure. Besides the MoSi2/Si main-layer and the SiC bonding-layer, a surface layer of about 10 μm in thickness was synthesized on the coating surface. The surface layer mainly consisted of SiC nanowires and contained some Si3N4 and Si phases. SiC nanowires of 10 to 200 nm in diameter presented a terrace and distortion structure. Transmission electron microscopy indicated that the SiC nanowires grew along the preferred direction. Dur-ing oxidation test, SiC nanowires transmuted into Sit2 glass, which can play an important role in improving the oxidation resistance of C/C composites.

  8. Dual-protection of a graphene-sulfur composite by a compact graphene skin and an atomic layer deposited oxide coating for a lithium-sulfur battery.

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    Yu, Mingpeng; Wang, Aiji; Tian, Fuyang; Song, Hongquan; Wang, Yinshu; Li, Chun; Hong, Jong-Dal; Shi, Gaoquan

    2015-03-12

    A reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-sulfur composite aerogel with a compact self-assembled rGO skin was further modified by an atomic layer deposition (ALD) of ZnO or MgO layer, and used as a free-standing electrode material of a lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery. The rGO skin and ALD-oxide coating worked as natural and artificial barriers to constrain the polysulfides within the cathode region. As a result, the Li-S battery based on this electrode material exhibited superior cycling stability, good rate capability and high coulombic efficiency. Furthermore, ALD-ZnO coating was tested for performance improvement and found to be more effective than ALD-MgO coating. The ZnO modified G-S electrode with 55 wt% sulfur loading delivered a maximum discharge capacity of 998 mA h g(-1) at a current density of 0.2 C. A high capacity of 846 mA h g(-1) was achieved after charging/discharging for 100 cycles with a coulombic efficiency of over 92%. In the case of using LiNO3 as a shuttle inhibitor, this electrode showed an initial discharge capacity of 796 mA h g(-1) and a capacity retention of 81% after 250 cycles at a current density of 1 C with an average coulombic efficiency higher than 99.7%.

  9. Dual-protection of a graphene-sulfur composite by a compact graphene skin and an atomic layer deposited oxide coating for a lithium-sulfur battery

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    Yu, Mingpeng; Wang, Aiji; Tian, Fuyang; Song, Hongquan; Wang, Yinshu; Li, Chun; Hong, Jong-Dal; Shi, Gaoquan

    2015-03-01

    A reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-sulfur composite aerogel with a compact self-assembled rGO skin was further modified by an atomic layer deposition (ALD) of ZnO or MgO layer, and used as a free-standing electrode material of a lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery. The rGO skin and ALD-oxide coating worked as natural and artificial barriers to constrain the polysulfides within the cathode region. As a result, the Li-S battery based on this electrode material exhibited superior cycling stability, good rate capability and high coulombic efficiency. Furthermore, ALD-ZnO coating was tested for performance improvement and found to be more effective than ALD-MgO coating. The ZnO modified G-S electrode with 55 wt% sulfur loading delivered a maximum discharge capacity of 998 mA h g-1 at a current density of 0.2 C. A high capacity of 846 mA h g-1 was achieved after charging/discharging for 100 cycles with a coulombic efficiency of over 92%. In the case of using LiNO3 as a shuttle inhibitor, this electrode showed an initial discharge capacity of 796 mA h g-1 and a capacity retention of 81% after 250 cycles at a current density of 1 C with an average coulombic efficiency higher than 99.7%.A reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-sulfur composite aerogel with a compact self-assembled rGO skin was further modified by an atomic layer deposition (ALD) of ZnO or MgO layer, and used as a free-standing electrode material of a lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery. The rGO skin and ALD-oxide coating worked as natural and artificial barriers to constrain the polysulfides within the cathode region. As a result, the Li-S battery based on this electrode material exhibited superior cycling stability, good rate capability and high coulombic efficiency. Furthermore, ALD-ZnO coating was tested for performance improvement and found to be more effective than ALD-MgO coating. The ZnO modified G-S electrode with 55 wt% sulfur loading delivered a maximum discharge capacity of 998 mA h g-1 at a current density of 0.2 C. A

  10. Oxide coating development

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    Stinton, D.P.

    1995-06-01

    Monolithic SiC heat exchangers and fiber-reinforced SiC-matrix composite heat exchangers and filters are susceptible to corrosion by alkali metals at elevated temperatures. Protective coatings are currently being developed to isolate the SiC materials from the corrodants. Unfortunately, these coatings typically crack and spall when applied to SiC substrates. The purpose of this task is to determine the feasibility of using a compliant material between the protective coating and the substrate. The low-modulus compliant layer could absorb stresses and eliminate cracking and spalling of the protective coatings.

  11. Manganese-oxide-coated redox bars as an indicator of reducing conditions in soils.

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    Dorau, Kristof; Mansfeldt, Tim

    2015-03-01

    Identification of reducing conditions in soils is of concern not only for pedogenesis but also for nutrient and pollutant dynamics. We manufactured manganese (Mn)-oxide-coated polyvinyl chloride bars and proved their suitability for the identification of reducing soil conditions. Birnessite was synthesized and coated onto white polyvinyl chloride bars. The dark brown coatings were homogenous and durable. As revealed by microcosm devices with adjusted redox potentials (E), under oxidizing conditions (E ∼450 mV at pH 7) there was no Mn-oxide removal. Reductive dissolution of Mn-oxides, which is expressed by the removal of the coatings, started under weakly reducing conditions (E ∼175 mV) and was more intensive under moderately reducing conditions (∼80 mV). According to thermodynamics, the removal of Mn-oxide coatings (225 mm d) exceeded the removal of iron (Fe)-oxide coatings (118 mm d) in soil column experiments. This was confirmed in a soil with a shallow and strongly fluctuating water table where both types of redox bars were inserted. Consequently, it was possible to identify reducing conditions in soils using Mn-oxide-coated bars. We recommend this methodology for short-term monitoring because tri- and tetravalent Mn is the preferred electron acceptor compared with trivalent Fe, and this additionally offers the possibility of distinguishing between weakly and moderately reducing conditions. If dissolved Fe is abundant in soils, the possibility of nonenzymatic reduction of Mn has to be taken into account.

  12. Lead isotopes in iron and manganese oxide coatings and their use as an exploration guide for concealed mineralization

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    Gulson, B.L.; Church, S.E.; Mizon, K.J.; Meier, A.L.

    1992-01-01

    Lead isotopes from Fe and Mn oxides that coat stream pebbles from around the Mount Emmons porphyry molybdenum deposit in Colorado were studied to assess the feasibility of using Pb isotopes to detect concealed mineral deposits. The Fe/Mn oxide coatings were analyzed to determine their elemental concentrations using ICP-AES. The Pb isotope compositions of solutions from a selected suite of samples were measured, using both thermal ionization and ICP mass spectrometry, to compare results determined by the two analytical methods. Heavy mineral concentrates from the same sites were also analyzed to compare the Pb isotope compositions of the Fe/Mn coatings with those found in panned concentrates. The Fe/Mn and 206Pb/204Pb ratios of the oxide coatings are related to the lithology of the host rocks; Fe/Mn oxide coatings on pebbles of black shale have higher Fe/Mn values than do the coatings on either sandstone or igneous rocks. The shale host rocks have a more radiogenic signature (e.g. higher 206Pb/ 204Pb) than the sandstone or igneous host rocks. The Pb isotope data from sandstone and igneous hosts can detect concealed mineralized rock on both a regional and local scale, even though there are contributions from: (1) metals from the main-stage molybdenite ore deposit; (2) metals from the phyllic alteration zone which has a more radiogenic Pb isotope signature reflecting hydrothermal leaching of Pb from the Mancos Shale; (3) Pb-rich base metal veins with a highly variable Pb isotope signature; and (4) sedimentary country rocks which have a more radiogenic Pb isotope signature. An investigation of within-stream variation shows that the Pb isotope signature of the molybdenite ore zone is retained in the Fe/Mn oxide coatings and is not camouflaged by contributions from Pb-rich base-metal veins that crop out upstream. In another traverse, the Pb isotope data from Fe/Mn oxide coatings reflect a complex mixing of Pb from the molybdenite ore zone and its hornfels margin, Pb

  13. Damping of Ni-Mn-Ga epoxy resin composites

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    Wei Liang; He Yu; Liu Yufeng; Yang Naibin

    2013-01-01

    By combining the advantages of efficient damping and high mechanical properties, Ni-Mn-Ga particle composites have a very good prospect for applications in damping structure design. In this paper, a ferromagnetic shape memory alloy Ni-Mn-Ga composite is prepared. Ni-Mn-Ga particle/bisphenol-A epoxy composite cantilever beam vibration tests under a magnetic field and without the magnetic field are conducted to analyze the structural damping ratios n. Meanwhile, the damping characteristics of the Ni-Mn-Ga composite are studied through the axial loading-unloading method and the acoustic emission signals method. The damping coefficient of the composite for different Ni-Mn-Ga volume fractions is obtained. The interface properties of the composite are discussed by micro examination and axial loading. The relationships between the damping of the composite and that of the component materials are discussed. The specific damping capacity (SDC) and acoustic emission counts diagram of different specimens with different Ni-Mn-Ga volume fractions are analyzed.

  14. Effect of sandblasting intensity on microstructures and properties of pure titanium micro-arc oxidation coatings in an optimized composite technique

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    Wang, Hong-Yuan; Zhu, Rui-Fu; Lu, Yu-Peng; Xiao, Gui-Yong; He, Kun; Yuan, Y. F.; Ma, Xiao-Ni; Li, Ying

    2014-02-01

    Sandblasting is one of the most effective methods to modify a metal surface and improve its properties for application. Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) could produce a ceramic coating on a dental implant, facilitating cellular differentiation and osseocomposite on it. This study aims to deposit bioceramic Ca- and P-containing coatings on sandblasted commercially pure titanium by an optimum composite technique to improve the bioactive performance. The effect of sandblasting intensity on microstructures and properties of the implant coatings is examined, and the modified surfaces are characterized in terms of their topography, phase, chemical composition, mechanical properties and hydroxyapatite (HA)-inducing ability. The results show that a moderate sandblasting micromachines the substrate in favorable combination of rough and residual stresses; its MAO coating deposits nano-hydroxyapatite after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) for 5 days exhibiting better bioactivity. The further improvement of the implant surface performance is attributed to an optimized composite technique.

  15. Composition dependence on the martensitic structures of the Mn-rich NiMnGa alloys

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    Jiang Chengbao; Muhammad, Yousaf; Deng Lifeng; Wu Wei; Xu Huibin

    2004-05-17

    The Mn-rich Ni{sub 50}Mn{sub 25+x}Ga{sub 25-x} (x=0-5) alloys were developed to investigate the structural transitions and magnetic properties. Structural transitions from austenite to 5M, 7M, and non-modulated martensite were observed with the increase of Mn content. The lattice parameter a elongates, as where b and c contract, and the unit cell volume reduces with increasing Mn content. The martensitic transformation start temperatures M{sub s} increase monotonically from 10.7 deg. C for x=2 to 102.7 deg. C for x=5. The saturation magnetization was measured at 5 K, where all the samples exhibit a martensitic structure. The average magnetic moments per Mn atom vary from 4.38 {mu}{sub B} to 2.93 {mu}{sub B} for x=0 to x=5. The negative effect of excess Mn atoms changes from -3.00 {mu}{sub B} for x=2 to -7.25 {mu}{sub B} for x=5. The excess Mn atoms modify the electronic structures of the unsubstituted Mn atoms, resulting in the sharp decrease of the magnetic moments of the unsubstituted Mn atoms with increasing Mn content. Structural incommensurability was observed with 7M for powder and non-modulated for bulk samper in a specific range of compositions and proved to be reversible when performing martensitic transformation. The 7M and non-modulated martensites Ni{sub 50}Mn{sub 30}Ga{sub 20} possess similar saturation magnetizations and Curie temperatures. The non-modulated martensite was estimated to have a lower free energy than 7M, and should be more stable for a reverse martensitic transformation, leading to a higher austenite start temperature A{sub s}, which is consistent with the experimental result.

  16. In situ toughened SiC ceramics with Al-B-C additions and oxide-coated SiC platelet/SiC composites

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    Cao, J. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Materials Sciences Div.

    1996-12-01

    This work aimed at fabrication and characterization of high toughness SiC ceramics through the applications of in situ toughening and SiC platelet reinforcement. The processing-microstructure-property relations of hot pressed SiC with Al, B, and C additions (designated as ABC-SiC) were investigated. Through a liquid phase sintering mechanism, dense SiC was obtained by hot pressing at a temperature as low as 1,700 C with 3 wt% Al, 0.6 wt% B, and 2 wt% C additions. These sintering aids also enhanced the {beta}-to-{alpha} (3C-to-4H) phase transformation, which promoted SiC grains to grow into plate-like shapes. Under optimal processing conditions, the microstructure exhibited high-aspect-ratio plate-shaped grains with a thin (< 1 nm) Al-containing amorphous grain boundary film. The mechanical properties of the toughened SiC and the composites were evaluated in comparison with a commercial Hexoloy SiC under identical test conditions. The C-curve behavior was examined using the strength-indentation load relationship and compared with that directly measured using precracked compact tension specimens. The in situ toughened ABC-SiC exhibited much improved flaw tolerance and a significantly rising R-curve behavior. A steady-state toughness in excess of 9 MPam{sup 1/2} was recorded for the ABC-SiC in comparison to a single valued toughness below 3 MPam{sup 1/2} for the Hexoloy. Toughening in the ABC-SiC was mainly attributed to grain bridging and subsequent pullout of the plate-shaped grains. The high toughness ABC-SiC exhibited a bend strength of 650 MPa with a Weibull modulus of 19; in comparison, the commercial SiC showed a bend strength of 400 MPa with a Weibull modulus of 6. Higher fracture toughness was also achieved by the reinforcement of SiC platelets, encapsulated with alumina, yttria, or silica, in a SiC matrix.

  17. Sb-Mn Alloy in-situ Composites and Magnetic Properties

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    2001-01-01

    The microstructures and magnetic properties of two in-situ composites, directionally solidified Sb-9.5%Mn and Sb-50%Mn alloys, were investigated. The aligned ferromagnetic compound MnSb or Mn2Sb was embedded in Sb or Mn matrix with varying Mn content. The magnetization curves and thermal magnetic curves were examined along solidification direction, which reveals the magnetic behaviors of the composites.

  18. Studies on broad spectrum corrosion resistant oxide coatings

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    Someswar Datta

    2001-12-01

    The corrosion resistant oxide coatings, developed and applied by the conventional vitreous enamelling techniques, showed superior resistance to a range of mineral acids at various strengths and temperatures, alkaline solutions, boiling water and chrome plating solutions. These coatings possess considerable abrasion and impact resistance as well as high thermal shock resistance. The properties of the coating system have been studied in detail and found to be strongly dependent on composition and processing parameters. These coatings have been characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and SEM studies. Some of the coating materials have been found to be biocompatible.

  19. The base metal of the oxide-coated cathode

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    Poret, F. [Thomson, S.B.U. Displays, Electron Optics Laboratory, Avenue du General de Gaulle, 21110 Genlis (France)]. E-mail: fabian.poret@thomson.net; Roquais, J.M. [Thomson, S.B.U. Displays, Electron Optics Laboratory, Avenue du General de Gaulle, 21110 Genlis (France)

    2005-09-15

    The oxide-coated cathode has been the most widely used electron emitter in vacuum electronic devices. From one manufacturing company to another the emissive oxide is either a double-Ba, Sr-or a triple-Ba, Sr, Ca-oxide, having always the same respective compositions. Conversely, the base metal composition is very often proprietary because of its importance in the cathode emission performances. The present paper aims at explaining the operation of the base metal through a review. After a brief introduction, the notion of activator is detailed along with their diffusivities and their associated interfacial compounds. Then, the different cathode life models are described prior to few comments on the composition choice of a base metal. Finally, the specificities of the RCA/Thomson 'bimetal' base metal are presented with a discussion on the optimized composition choice illustrated by a long-term life-test of five different melts.

  20. Biocompatibility of Ir/Ti-oxide coatings: Interaction with platelets, endothelial and smooth muscle cells

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    Habibzadeh, Sajjad [Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada); Li, Ling [Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada); Omanovic, Sasha [Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada); Shum-Tim, Dominique [Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada); Davis, Elaine C., E-mail: elaine.davis@mcgill.ca [Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    2014-05-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Ir/Ti-oxide coated surfaces are characterized by the so-called “cracked-mud” morphology. • 40% Ir in the coating material results in a morphologically uniform coating. • ECs and SMCs showed a desirable response to the Ir/Ti-oxide coated surfaces. • Ir/Ti-oxide coated surfaces are more bio/hemocompatible than the untreated 316L stainless steel. - Abstract: Applying surface coatings on a biomedical implant is a promising modification technique which can enhance the implant's biocompatibility via controlling blood constituents- or/and cell-surface interaction. In this study, the influence of composition of Ir{sub x}Ti{sub 1−x}-oxide coatings (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1) formed on a titanium (Ti) substrate on the responses of platelets, endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) was investigated. The results showed that a significant decrease in platelet adhesion and activation was obtained on Ir{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}-oxide and Ir{sub 0.4}Ti{sub 0.6}-oxide coatings, rendering the surfaces more blood compatible, in comparison to the control (316L stainless steel, 316L-SS) and other coating compositions. Further, a substantial increase in the EC/SMC surface count ratio after 4 h of cell attachment to the Ir{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}-oxide and Ir{sub 0.4}Ti{sub 0.6}-oxide coatings, relative to the 316L-SS control and the other coating compositions, indicated high potential of these coatings for the enhancement of surface endothelialization. This indicates the capability of the corresponding coating compositions to promote EC proliferation on the surface, while inhibiting that of SMCs, which is important in cardiovascular stents applications.

  1. Characterization of microarc oxidation coatings on pure titanium

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    2003-01-01

    The morphology, composition, and phase structure of the oxide coatings produced on the surface of pure titaniumby alternating-current microarc discharge in aluminate solution were investigated by X-ray diffraction and scanning electronmicroscopy. The profiles of the hardness H and the elastic modulus E in the coatings were determined using a nanoindenta-tion method. The concentration distributions of Ti, Al, and O in the coating show that this coating over 30 μm thick containstwo layers: an outer layer and an inner layer. The oxide coating is mainly composed of TiO2 rutile and Al2TiO5 compounds.During oxidation, the temperature in the microarc discharge channel was very high to make the local coating molten. Fromthe surface to the interior of the coating, H and E increase gradually, and then reach maximum values of 9.78 GPa and 176GPa respectively at a distance of 7 μm from the coating/titanium interface. They are also rather high near the interface.

  2. Electrochemical properties of MnS-C and MnO-C composite powders prepared via spray drying process

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    Jeon, Kyung Min; Cho, Jung Sang; Kang, Yun Chan

    2015-11-01

    Spherical micron-sized MnS-C and MnO-C composite powders are successfully prepared by post-treating the spray-dried precursor powders. Dextrin, which is used as the carbon source material, plays a key role in the preparation of the composite powders with regular morphologies; the bare MnS and MnO powders prepared from the spray solution without dextrin have irregular morphologies. The MnS-C composite powders prepared from the spray solution containing 17 g L-1 of dextrin have mixed crystal structures of α- and γ-MnS phases. These powders exhibit superior electrochemical properties compared with those of their MnS and MnO-C counterparts. For example, at a current density of 0.5 A g-1, the MnO-C powders have a 100th-cycle discharge capacity of 321 mA h g-1; the corresponding discharge capacities of the MnS powders prepared from spray solutions containing 0, 17, and 50 g L-1 of dextrin are 501, 786, and 636 mA h g-1, respectively.

  3. Performance and Aging of Mn/MnO2 as an Environmentally Friendly Energetic Time Delay Composition

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    2014-04-16

    toxic delay composition with good longevity. KEYWORDS: Pyrotechnic, Environmentally benign, Microchannel combustion, Pyrotechnic time delays, Manganese ... Manganese dioxide, Aging ■ INTRODUCTION Combustion of pyrotechnic time delay compositions are engineered to provide a repeatable time increment in...products can contain toxic chemicals such as BaCrO4. 4 X-ray diffraction analysis of the combustion products for the Mn/MnO2 system is shown in Figure 6

  4. Synthesis of bio-active titanium oxide coatings stimulated by electron-beam plasma

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    Vasilieva Tatiana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Advantages of the electron-beam plasma (EBP for production of bioactive titanium oxide coatings were experimentally studied. The coatings were synthesized in EBP of oxygen on the surface of plane titanium substrates. A number of analytical techniques were used to characterize morphology, chemical composition, and structure of the synthesized titanium oxide. The analysis showed the titanium oxide (IV in the rutile form to predominate in the coatings composition.

  5. Polydopamine and MnO2 core-shell composites for high-performance supercapacitors

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    Hou, Ding; Tao, Haisheng; Zhu, Xuezhen; Li, Maoguo

    2017-10-01

    Polydopamine and MnO2 core-shell composites (PDA@MnO2) for high-performance supercapacitors had been successfully synthesized by a facile and fast method. The morphology, crystalline phase and chemical composition of PDA@MnO2 composites are characterized using SEM, TEM, XRD, EDS and XPS. The performance of PDA@MnO2 composites are further investigated by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge-discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in 1 M Na2SO4 electrolyte. The PDA@MnO2 core-shell nanostructure composites exhibit a high capacitance of 193 F g-1 at the current density of 1A g-1 and retained over 81.2% of its initial capacitance after 2500 cycles of charge-discharge at 2 A g-1. The results manifest that the PDA@MnO2 composites can be potentially applied in supercapacitors.

  6. Assembly of polypyrrole nanotube@MnO{sub 2} composites with an improved electrochemical capacitance

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    Ji, Jiayou; Zhang, Xiaoya; Liu, Jingya; Peng, Linfeng; Chen, Changlang; Huang, Zhiliang [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Li, Liang, E-mail: msell08@163.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Yu, Xianghua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Shang, Songmin, E-mail: shang.songmin@polyu.edu.hk [Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (China)

    2015-08-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • PPy nanotube@MnO{sub 2} composites have been prepared. • The thickness of MnO{sub 2} coating can be tuned by the concentration of KMnO{sub 4}. • Synergistic effect between PPy and MnO{sub 2} generates better capacitance performance. • The composites exhibit high specific capacitance and good cycle stability. - Abstract: A facile strategy is presented to fabricate polypyrrole nanotube@manganese dioxide (PPy@MnO{sub 2}) composites. The effect of KMnO{sub 4} concentration on the morphology and property of PPy@MnO{sub 2} composites is investigated. The microstrucutres and properties of the resulting PPy@MnO{sub 2} composites are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) and electrochemical measurements. The results indicate that the PPy@MnO{sub 2} composites possess high specific capacitance and good cyclic stability due to the coating of MnO{sub 2} onto PPy nanotubes. The specific capacitance of 403 F/g for the PPy@MnO{sub 2} composite is obtained from galvanostatic charge–discharge experiment at a current density of 1 A/g, exhibiting the potential application for supercapacitors.

  7. Тhe transformation of the oxide coatings of aluminum by imitation factors of nuclear power plants

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    V.K. Milinchuk

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The authors present the results of a study on kinetics of hydrogen generation by heterogeneous compositions with aluminum exposed to γ-irradiation in air, in different aqueous solutions at room temperature and high temperature annealing. It has been found that hydrogen generation kinetics depends on the γ-irradiation dose, temperature and aqueous medium chemistry. Changes in hydrogen generation kinetics are due to transformations of aluminum oxide coatings influenced by factors simulating the NPP conditions. The effect of metal oxide coating transformations should be considered in predicting the corrosion resistance of NPP structural materials.

  8. Synthesis, structural and mechanical characterization of sputtered tungsten oxide coatings

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    Parreira, N.M.G. [ICEMS-Grupo de Materiais e Engenharia de Superficies, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra-Polo II, 3030-201 Coimbra (Portugal)]. E-mail: nuno.parreira@dem.uc.pt; Carvalho, N.J.M. [ICEMS-Grupo de Materiais e Engenharia de Superficies, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra-Polo II, 3030-201 Coimbra (Portugal)]. E-mail: nuno.carvalho@dem.uc.pt; Cavaleiro, A. [ICEMS-Grupo de Materiais e Engenharia de Superficies, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra-Polo II, 3030-201 Coimbra (Portugal)]. E-mail: albano.cavaleiro@dem.uc.pt

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    Tungsten oxide coatings were deposited without substrate bias by DC reactive magnetron sputtering of a tungsten target using oxygen as reactive gas. By tuning the partial pressure of oxygen (p {sub O{sub 2}}/p {sub Ar}) between 0 and 4, the oxygen content of the films was changed from 0 to 75 at.%. The structure of the films (investigated by X-ray diffraction) depends on their oxygen content. For low oxygen contents, the {alpha}-W and {beta}-W{sub 3}O phases were observed (< 30 at.%), and with the increase of oxygen content (30 at.% < O < 67 at.%) the structure became amorphous. A transition region was obtained for oxygen content between 67 at.% and 75 at.%, and when O > 75 at.%, a nanocrystalline (WO{sub 3}) structure was reached. The hardness and Young's modulus were evaluated by depth sensing indentation. The decrease in hardness followed the four different ranges of chemical compositions accordingly, from {approx} 23 GPa for pure W down to {approx} 7 GPa for WO{sub 3} films. A similar behaviour was observed for the Young's modulus, which ranged from 450 GPa to 150 GPa. The cohesion/adhesion of the films were investigated using a scratch-test apparatus. These coatings displayed a low adhesion (critical load, L {sub c} < 15 N) to the steel substrate because the depositions were carried out intentionally without an adhesion interfacial layer.

  9. Composition-structure-property-performance relationship inMn-substituted LiMn2O4

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    Horne, Craig R.; Richardson, Thomas J.; Gee, B.; Tucker, Mike; Grush, Melissa M.; Bergmann, Uwe; Striebel, Kathryn A.; Cramer, StephenP.; Reimer, Jeffrey A.; Cairns, Elton J.

    2001-03-09

    The spinel LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} has been extensively studied as a positive electrode active material in lithium rechargeable batteries. Partial substitution of Mn by another metal has also been the subject of recent study in an effort to improve the cycling performance. In general, the literature has shown that Mn substitution results in improved cycling stability at the expense of capacity (1,2). Resistance to the formation of tetragonal phase upon lithiation of the starting spinel (via a higher nominal Mn oxidation state in the substituted spinel) has been suggested as a mechanism for the improved performance. The degree of substitution is an important factor to optimize in order to minimize capacity loss and costs. The spectroscopic investigations on LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} described in the previous paper (LixMn2O4) confirmed that the cooperative Jahn-Teller effect (CJTE) from the [Mn{sup 3+}O{sub 6}] octahedra is the mechanism for the cubic to tetragonal phase transformation. The driving force for the CJTE is based upon the electronic structure, therefore changes in electronic structure should lead to changes in the phase behavior. The fact that the LiMn{sub 1.5}Ni{sub 0.5}O{sub 4} does not form tetragonal phase upon discharging (FUJI3, MUCK?), unlike the 100% Mn{sup 4+} spinel Li{sub 4}Mn{sub 5}O{sub 12} (THAC5), led to the hypothesis that an increased degree of covalency as a source for the behavior. An increased covalence would remove the driving force for the transformation, the increased electronic stability achieved in tetragonally-distorted [Mn{sup 3+}O{sub 6}] octahedra, due to a change in electron density and widening of the Mn 3d bands. The STH field is dependent upon the amount of unpaired spin density transferred between the magnetic (transition-metal) and diamagnetic ions through an intermittent oxygen ion, attributable to overlap and electron transfer effects. Therefore, the magnitude of the STH coupling constant reflects the degree of covalency (GESC

  10. Investigating the Influence of Micro-Arc Oxide Coating on Rigidity and Strength of Long Force Elements of Spacecraft

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    V. K. Shatalov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Outboard elements (arms, towers are widely used in spacecraft structure for setting-out of a payload; their high stiffness-weight ratio provides an opportunity to decrease the mass. The deployment unit is considered as an example of outboard structure. Its strength beams work under special conditions in operation. At the transportation stage beams are under considerable vibration loads. Therefore for increasing the natural resonance frequency it is rational to increase their rigidity. Using the micro-arc oxide coating suggests itself because the modulus of elasticity of the micro-arc oxide coating is more than that of the aluminium alloy. The beams suffer considerable bending load at the step of deploying; therefore the aluminium alloy with the micro-arc oxide coating must have suitable loading capacity, in addition to increased rigidity.Influence of micro-arc oxide coating on the rigidity and strength of tubes f rom aluminium alloy is investigated. It is determined that forming the micro-arc oxide coating on thin-walled tubes with a ratio of the coating area to the cross-section area of more than 25% is the most rational. In this case the rigidity of composite material considerably exceeds the rigidity of the aluminium alloy of the same cross-section while the redistribution of stresses in the surface coating of heterogeneous elasticity cross-section doesn’t cause the sudden increase of stresses. Also forming an attainable thickness of the micro-arc oxide coating on the surface of tube from aluminium alloy will be rational solution because the increase of attainable thickness of the microarc oxide coating provides an opportunity to form it on thick-walled tubes saving an acceptable, in the context of the strength, ratio of the coating area to the overall cross-section area.Micro-arc oxidation is an advanced method to form the wear resistant, resistant to corrosion, heat-shielding and electrically insulating coatings, but depending on the

  11. Bacterial adhesion on amorphous and crystalline metal oxide coatings

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    Almaguer-Flores, Argelia [Facultad de Odontología, División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México D.F. (Mexico); Silva-Bermudez, Phaedra, E-mail: suriel21@yahoo.com [Unidad de Ingeniería de Tejidos, Terapia Celular y Medicina Regenerativa, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Calzada México-Xochimilco No. 289, Col. Arenal de Guadalupe, 14389 México D.F. (Mexico); Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México D.F. (Mexico); Galicia, Rey; Rodil, Sandra E. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México D.F. (Mexico)

    2015-12-01

    Several studies have demonstrated the influence of surface properties (surface energy, composition and topography) of biocompatible materials on the adhesion of cells/bacteria on solid substrates; however, few have provided information about the effect of the atomic arrangement or crystallinity. Using magnetron sputtering deposition, we produced amorphous and crystalline TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2} coatings with controlled micro and nanoscale morphology. The effect of the structure on the physical–chemical surface properties was carefully analyzed. Then, we studied how these parameters affect the adhesion of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Our findings demonstrated that the nano-topography and the surface energy were significantly influenced by the coating structure. Bacterial adhesion at micro-rough (2.6 μm) surfaces was independent of the surface composition and structure, contrary to the observation in sub-micron (0.5 μm) rough surfaces, where the crystalline oxides (TiO{sub 2} > ZrO{sub 2}) surfaces exhibited higher numbers of attached bacteria. Particularly, crystalline TiO{sub 2}, which presented a predominant acidic nature, was more attractive for the adhesion of the negatively charged bacteria. The information provided by this study, where surface modifications are introduced by means of the deposition of amorphous or crystalline oxide coatings, offers a route for the rational design of implant surfaces to control or inhibit bacterial adhesion. - Highlights: • Amorphous (a) and crystalline (c) TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2} coatings were deposited. • The atomic ordering influences the coatings surface charge and nano-topography. • The atomic ordering modifies the bacterial adhesion for the same surface chemistry. • S. aureus adhesion was lower on a-TiO{sub 2} and a-ZrO{sub 2} than on their c-oxide counterpart. • E. coli adhesion on a-TiO{sub 2} was lower than on the c-TiO{sub 2}.

  12. Relationship between color and composition of Cu-Mn-Zn alloys

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    张玉平; 张津徐; 吴建生

    2002-01-01

    The color of Cu-Mn-Zn alloys is quantitatively researched using the CIE L*a*b* color system. The color parameters such as L*, a* and b* are employed to describe the color and are measured by a spectrophotometer. Based on the color data of 46 experimental alloys, a series of formulae are established to correlate color parameters changed with the alloy composition. Therefore, the color of the ternary Cu-Mn-Zn alloys can be calculated and forecast easily. The results show that Mn plays a more important role in the color of Cu-Mn-Zn alloys than Zn does. In particular, the chroma values of ternary Cu-Mn-Zn alloys mainly depend on the Mn content.

  13. α MnMoO₄/graphene hybrid composite: high energy density supercapacitor electrode material.

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    Ghosh, Debasis; Giri, Soumen; Moniruzzaman, Md; Basu, Tanya; Mandal, Manas; Das, Chapal Kumar

    2014-07-28

    A unique and cost effective hydrothermal procedure has been carried out for the synthesis of hexahedron shaped α MnMoO4 and its hybrid composite with graphene using three different weight percentages of graphene. Characterization techniques, such as XRD, Raman and FTIR analysis, established the phase and formation of the composite. The electrochemical characterization of the pseudocapacitive MnMoO4 and the MnMoO4/graphene composites in 1 M Na2SO4 displayed highest specific capacitances of 234 F g(-1) and 364 F g(-1), respectively at a current density of 2 A g(-1). Unlike many other pseudocapacitive electrode materials our prepared materials responded in a wide range of working potentials of (-)1 V to (+)1 V, which indeed resulted in a high energy density without substantial loss of power density. The highest energy densities of 130 Wh kg(-1) and 202.2 Wh kg(-1) were achieved, respectively for the MnMoO4 and the MnMoO4/graphene composite at a constant power delivery rate of 2000 W kg(-1). The synergistic effect of the graphene with the pseudocapacitive MnMoO4 caused an increased cycle stability of 88% specific capacitance retention after 1000 consecutive charge discharge cycles at 8 A g(-1) constant current density, which was higher than the virgin MnMoO4 with 84% specific capacitance retention.

  14. Improvement of Catalytic Performance over LaMnO3/Nanographene Platelets Composites

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    Afifah, Nur; Saleh, Rosari

    2017-05-01

    In this work LaMnO3 - NGP composites with various NGP wt. % were prepared using co-precipitation method. The prepared LaMnO3 - NGP composites were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analysis, and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The prepared samples were then used to remove methylene blue (MB) as a model of an organic pollutant under visible light and ultrasonic irradiation separately and simultaneously. The obtained results revealed that the catalytic performance of LaMnO3 - NGP composites show better performance than LaMnO3 nanoparticles. The photosonocatalytic activity also shows the highest degradation efficiency. Furthermore, the main influence factors on the catalytic activity were studied and discussed.

  15. Effects of sodium tungstate on characteristics of microarc oxidation coatings formed on magnesium alloy in silicate-KOH electrolyte

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    DING Jun; LIANG Jun; HU Li-tian; HAO Jing-cheng; XUE Qun-ji

    2007-01-01

    Oxide coatings on AM60B magnesium alloy were prepared using the microarc oxidation(MAO) technique in silicate-KOH electrolyte with addition of 0-6.0 g/L Na2WO4. The MAO processes in base electrolyte with different concentrations of Na2WO4 were studied. The microstructure, compositions and mechanical tribological characteristics of the oxide coatings were also investigated by SEM, XRD, XPS, microhardness analysis and ball-on-disc friction testing, respectively. It is found that the addition of Na2WO4 into the base electrolyte has direct effect on the characteristics of voltage-time curves and breakdown voltage in MAO process. The number of micropores at top of the coating surface is increased by the addition of Na2WO4. The fraction of forsterite Mg2SiO4 in the oxide coating increases with increasing concentration of Na2WO4 in base electrolytes. Furthermore, the microhardness and wear resistance of oxide coatings are enhanced as well.

  16. Synthesis and characterization of mangan oxide coated sand from Capkala kaolin

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    Destiarti, Lia; Wahyuni, Nelly; Prawatya, Yopa Eka; Sasri, Risya

    2017-03-01

    Synthesis and characterization of mangan oxide coated sand from quartz sand fraction of Capkala kaolin has been conducted. There were two methods on synthesis of Mangan Oxide Coated Sand (MOCS) from Capkala Kaolin compared in this research. Characterization of MOCS was done by using Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (SEM/EDX) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The MOCS was tested to reduce phosphate in laundry waste. The result showed that the natural sand had bigger agregates and a relatively uniform structural orientation while both MOCS had heterogen structural orientation and manganese oxide formed in cluster. Manganese in first and second methods were 1,93% and 2,63%, respectively. The XRD spectrum showed clear reflections at 22,80°, 36,04°, 37,60° and a broad band at 26,62° (SiO2). Based on XRD spectrum, it can be concluded that mineral constituents of MOCS was verified corresponding to pyrolusite (MnO2). The former MOCS could reduce almost 60% while the later could reduce 70% phosphate in laundry waste.

  17. Electrochemical combustion of indigo at ternary oxide coated titanium anodes

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    María I. León

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The film of iridium and tin dioxides doped with antimony (IrO2-SnO2–Sb2O5 deposited on a Ti substrate (mesh obtained by Pechini method was used for the formation of ·OH radicals by water discharge. Detection of ·OH radicals was followed by the use of the N,N-dimethyl-p-nitrosoaniline (RNO as a spin trap. The electrode surface morphology and composition was characterized by SEM-EDS. The ternary oxide coating was used for the electrochemical combustion of indigo textile dye as a model organic compound in chloride medium. Bulk electrolyses were then carried out at different volumetric flow rates under galvanostatic conditions using a filter-press flow cell. The galvanostatic tests using RNO confirmed that Ti/IrO2-SnO2-Sb2O5 favor the hydroxyl radical formation at current densities between 5 and 7 mA cm-2, while at current density of 10 mA cm-2 the oxygen evolution reaction occurs. The indigo was totally decolorized and mineralized via reactive oxygen species, such as (·OH, H2O2, O3 and active chlorine formed in-situ at the Ti/IrO2-SnO2-Sb2O5 surface at volumetric flow rates between 0.1-0.4 L min-1 and at fixed current density of 7 mA cm-2. The mineralization of indigo carried out at 0.2 L min-1 achieved values of 100 %, with current efficiencies of 80 % and energy consumption of 1.78 KWh m-3.

  18. Reduction of Mn-oxides by ferrous iron in a flow system: column experiment and reactive transport modeling

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    Postma, Diederik Jan; Appelo, C. A. J.

    2000-01-01

    The reduction of Mn-oxide by Fe21 was studied in column experiments, using a column filled with natural Mn-oxide coated sand. Analysis of the Mn-oxide indicated the presence of both Mn(III) and Mn(IV) in the Mn-oxide. The initial exchange capacity of the column was determined by displacement of a...

  19. Co-precipitation synthesis of nano-composites consists of zinc and tin oxides coatings on glass with enhanced photocatalytic activity on degradation of Reactive Blue 160 KE2B.

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    Habibi, Mohammad Hossein; Mardani, Maryam

    2015-02-25

    Nano-composite containing zinc oxide-tin oxide was obtained by a facile co-precipitation route using tin chloride tetrahydrate and zinc chloride as precursors and coated on glass by Doctor Blade deposition. The crystalline structure and morphology of composites were evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The XRD results showed peaks relative to zinc oxide with hexagonal wurtzite structure and tin oxide with tetragonal structure. FESEM observations showed that the nano-composite consisted of aggregates of particles with an average particle size of 18 nm. The photocatalytic activity of the pure SnO2, pure ZnO, ZnSnO3-Zn2SnO4 and ZnO-SnO2 nano-structure thin films was examined using the degradation of a textile dye Reactive Blue 160 (KE2B). ZnO-SnO2 nano-composite showed enhanced photo-catalytic activity than the pure zinc oxide and tin oxide. The enhanced photo-catalytic activity of the nano-composite was ascribed to an improved charge separation of the photo-generated electron-hole pairs.

  20. Improved transmittance measurement with a magnesium oxide coated integrating sphere

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    Bowman, R. L.; Spisz, E. W.

    1972-01-01

    Simple and convenient technique has been found for extending transmittance measurement capability of conventional magnesium oxide coated integrating sphere system at low (near ultraviolet) wavelengths. Technique can be used to determine effect of contaminants on window materials and can also be used for measurements on thermal control coatings and telescope mirrors.

  1. Electro-synthesis, characterization and photoconducting performance of ITO/polybithiophene–MnO{sub 2} composite

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    Zouaoui, H.; Abdi, D. [Laboratoire d’Energétique et d’Electrochimie du Solide, Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif-1, Sétif 19000 (Algeria); Bahloul, A.; Nessark, B. [Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et Matériaux, Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif-1, Sétif 19000 (Algeria); Briot, E.; Groult, H. [Sorbonne Universités, Université Paris 6 (UPMC), Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux (PHENIX), 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Mauger, A. [Sorbonne Universités, Université Paris 6 (UPMC), Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés (IMPMC), 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Julien, C.M., E-mail: christian.julien@upmc.fr [Sorbonne Universités, Université Paris 6 (UPMC), Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux (PHENIX), 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2016-06-15

    Highlights: • PBTh–MnO{sub 2} composites are prepared by electro-polymerization of bithiophene on ITO. • Photocurrent of ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2} films is three times higher than that of ITO/PBTh substrate. • Electrochemical gap, HOMO and LUMO potentials are determined. • ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2} films can be used as a new active material in solar cells. - Abstract: Manganese dioxide is synthesized by reduction reaction of potassium permanganate with hydrogen peroxide. The as-synthesized α-MnO{sub 2} is characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The MnO{sub 2} particles are used to prepare composite films containing polybithophene (PBTh) on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrates. The composite films ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2} are obtained by electro-polymerization of bithiophene in the presence the α-MnO{sub 2} particles dispersed in the electrolytic solution. The XRD and SEM analyses show that the α-MnO{sub 2} particles of size in the range 100–300 nm are incorporated in the polymer. The films are characterized by cyclic voltammetry impedance spectroscopy, UV–vis spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. As a result, the electrochemical gap and the optical gap are shifted by the incorporation of MnO{sub 2} from 2.15 eV for ITO/PBTh to 1.88 eV for ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2}, while the electrical conductivity decreases from 195.35 S/cm for ITO/PBTh down to 0.047 S/cm for ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2} at the highest MnO{sub 2} investigated. The photo-electrochemical measurements also indicate that the ITO/PBTh–MnO{sub 2} films show a photocurrent that is three times higher than that of ITO/PBTh substrate to reach 20.6 μA cm{sup −2}, so that such a composite can be used as a new active material in solar cells.

  2. FABRICATION AND PROPERTIES OF SiO2/ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE-B2O3-SiO2 ANTI-OXIDATION COATINGS FOR Cf/SiC COMPOSITES

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    Xue-Jin Yang

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the fabrication of a novel SiO2/zirconium phosphate (ZrP-B2O3-SiO2 double-layer coating on Cf/SiC composites via brushing and sol-gel routes for achieving better anti-oxidation performance. The composition of raw materials and sintering temperature were studied to explore the possibility of development of ZrP coatings to meet the demand for oxidation resistance at high temperature. It was attempted to improve the self-healing ability of coatings via an additional SiO2 layer. Such double-layer coatings developed were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM, Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS, X-ray Diffraction (XRD. The results showed that such coating was composed of a ZrP-B2O3-SiO2 multi-phase inner layer and a SiO2 outer layer. Better oxidation resistance was observed for coatings with higher contents of ZrP powders. After static oxidation at 1500oC for 20 min, the flexural strength of specimens containing 80 wt. % ZrP was up to 314.6 MPa, retaining 89.1 % of the original value of Cf/SiC composites.

  3. Boron-doped MnO{sub 2}/carbon fiber composite electrode for supercapacitor

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    Chi, Hong Zhong, E-mail: hzchi@hdu.edu.cn [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Zhu, Hongjie [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Gao, Linhui [Center of Materials Engineering, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018 (China)

    2015-10-05

    Highlights: • Interstitial ion in MnO{sub 2} lattice. • Porous film composed by interlocking worm-like nanostructure. • Boron-doped birnessite-type MnO{sub 2}/carbon fiber composite electrode. • Enhanced capacitive properties through nonmetal element doping. - Abstract: The boron-doped MnO{sub 2}/carbon fiber composite electrode has been prepared via in situ redox reaction between potassium permanganate and carbon fibers in the presence of boric acid. The addition of boron as dopant results in the increase of growth-rate of MnO{sub 2} crystal and the formation of worm-like nanostructure. Based on the analysis of binding energy, element boron incorporates into the MnO{sub 2} lattice through interstitial mode. The doped electrode with porous framework is beneficial to pseudocapacitive reaction and surface charge storage, leading to higher specific capacitance and superior rate capability. After experienced 1000 cycles, the boron-doped MnO{sub 2} still retain a higher specific capacitance by about 80% of its initial value. The fall in capacitance is blamed to be the combination of the formation of soluble Mn{sup 2+} and the absence of active site on the outer surface.

  4. 新型SiC-MoSi2/Al-O-Ti炭/炭抗氧化复合涂层的制备及其性能研究%Study on the Preparation and Performance of New SiC-MoSi2/Al-O-Ti Multi Anti-oxidation Coating for C/C Composites

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    朱勤旺; 罗瑞盈

    2011-01-01

    A new kind of multi anti-oxidation coating was designed and manufactured by pack cementation and brushing method in this work. The coating was composed of self-healing inner layer, thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) matched intermediate layer and oxygen barrier layer. Morphology and component of the coating were carried out through scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and also the properties of anti-oxidation and thermal shock resistance were analyzed at temperatures of 1000 ℃ , 1300 ℃ and 1400 ℃. The results show that the coating can protect the C/C composites for more than 50 h at 1400 ℃ and it is still intact after 20 thermal cycle from room temperature to 1400 ℃.%采用包埋和涂刷法制备出一种新型的炭/炭复合材料抗氧化涂层,它由自愈合内涂层、热膨胀系数匹配过渡层、氧阻挡层三层复合而成.用SEM,XRD对它的组分和形貌进行了表征,同时测试了涂层在1 000,1 300和1 400℃下的抗氧化性能和抗热震性能.实验结果表明:该涂层能在1 400℃下有效保护炭/炭材料达50 h以上,经过20次室温到1 400℃的热震循环后,涂层仍然完整致密.

  5. Nano-sized Mn oxide/agglomerated silsesquioxane composite as a good catalyst for water oxidation.

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    Najafpour, Mohammad Mahdi; Madadkhani, Sepideh

    2016-12-01

    Water splitting to hydrogen and oxygen is an important reaction to store sustainable energies, and water oxidation is identified as the bottleneck for water splitting because it requires the high activation energy to perform. Herein a nano-sized Mn oxide/agglomerated silsesquioxane composite was used to synthesize an efficient catalyst for water oxidation. The composite was synthesized by a straightforward and simple procedure and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, X-ray diffraction spectrometry, and electrochemical methods. Silsesquioxane causes good dispersion of Mn in the composite. The water-oxidizing activity of this composite was studied in the presence of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate. The composite at the best calcination temperature (300 °C) shows a turnover frequency 0.3 (mmol O2/mol Mn.s). Regarding the low-cost, environmentally friendly precursors, simple synthesis, and efficiency for water oxidation, the composite is a promising catalyst that can be used in artificial photosynthetic systems for water splitting. We used Agglomerated silsesquioxane as a support for nano-sized Mn oxide to synthesize a good water-oxidizing catalyst.

  6. Effects of MAR-M247 substrate (modified) composition on coating oxidation coating/substrate interdiffusion. M.S. Thesis. Final Report; [protective coatings for hot section components of gas turbine engines

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    Pilsner, B. H.

    1985-01-01

    The effects of gamma+gamma' Mar-M247 substrate composition on gamma+beta Ni-Cr-Al-Zr coating oxidation and coating/substrate interdiffusion were evaluated. These results were also compared to a prior study for a Ni-Cr-Al-Zr coated gamma Ni-Cr-Al substrate with equivalent Al and Cr atomic percentages. Cyclic oxidation behavior at 1130 C was investigated using change in weight curves. Concentration/distance profiles were measured for Al, Cr, Co, W, and Ta. The surface oxides were examined by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results indicate that variations of Ta and C concentrations in the substrate do not affect oxidation resistance, while additions of grain boundary strengthening elements (Zr, Hf, B) increase oxidation resistance. In addition, the results indicate that oxidation phenomena in gamma+beta/gamma+gamma' Mar-M247 systems have similar characteristics to the l gamma+beta/gamma Ni-Cr-Al system.

  7. Electrochemical Synthesis of Graphene/MnO2 Nano-Composite for Application to Supercapacitor Electrode.

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    Jeong, Kwang Ho; Lee, Hyeon Jeong; Simpson, Michael F; Jeong, Mun

    2016-05-01

    Graphene/MnO2 nano-composite was electrochemically synthesized for application to an electrode material for electrochemical supercapacitors. The nanosized needle-like MnO2 was obtained by use of a graphene substrate. The prepared composite exhibited an ideal supercapacitive behavior. A capacitance retention of 94% was achieved with a 4 h deposition time (an initial capacitance of 574 mF/cm2 at a scan rate of 20 mV/s) and the retention declined with further deposition time. The results demonstrate enhanced contact between the electrode and electrolyte and improved power density as an electrochemical capacitor.

  8. Investigation of anodic oxide coatings on zirconium after heat treatment

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    Sowa, Maciej [Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, B. Krzywoustego Street 6, 44-100 Gliwice (Poland); Dercz, Grzegorz [Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia, 75 Pułku Piechoty Street 1 A, 41-500 Chorzów (Poland); Suchanek, Katarzyna [The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego Street 152, 31-342 Krakow (Poland); Simka, Wojciech, E-mail: wojciech.simka@polsl.pl [Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, B. Krzywoustego Street 6, 44-100 Gliwice (Poland)

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    Highlights: • Oxide layers prepared via PEO of zirconium were subjected to heat treatment. • Surface characteristics were determined for the obtained oxide coatings. • Heat treatment led to the partial destruction of the anodic oxide layer. • Pitting corrosion resistance of zirconium was improved after the modification. - Abstract: Herein, results of heat treatment of zirconium anodised under plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) conditions at 500–800 °C are presented. The obtained oxide films were investigated by means of SEM, XRD and Raman spectroscopy. The corrosion resistance of the zirconium specimens was evaluated in Ringer's solution. A bilayer oxide coatings generated in the course of PEO of zirconium were not observed after the heat treatment. The resulting oxide layers contained a new sublayer located at the metal/oxide interface is suggested to originate from the thermal oxidation of zirconium. The corrosion resistance of the anodised metal was improved after the heat treatment.

  9. Transparent Aluminium Oxide Coatings of Polymer Brushes.

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    Micciulla, Samantha; Duan, XiaoFei; Strebe, Julia; Löhmann, Oliver; Lamb, Robert N; von Klitzing, Regine

    2016-04-11

    A novel method for the preparation of transparent Al2O3 coatings of polymers is presented. An environmental-friendly sol-gel method is employed, which implies mild conditions and low costs. A thermoresponsive brush is chosen as a model surface. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is used to characterize the samples during the conversion of the precursor Al(OH)3 into oxide and to prove the mildness of the protocol. The study evidences a relation between lateral homogeneity of alumina and the wettability of the polymer surface by the precursor solution, while morphology and elasticity are dominated by the polymer properties. The study of the swelling behavior of the underneath brush reveals the absence of water uptake, proving the impermeability of the alumina layer. The broad chemical and structural variety of polymers, combined with the robustness of transparent alumina films, makes these composites promising as biomedical implants, protective sheets and components for electric and optical devices.

  10. Hollow Carbon Microspheres/MnO2 Nanosheets Composites:Hydrothermal Synthesis and Electrochemical Behaviors

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    Hui-li Fan; Fen Ran; Xuan-xuan Zhang; Hai-ming Song; Xiao-qin Niu; Ling-bin Kong; Long Kang

    2015-01-01

    This article reported the electrochemical behaviors of a novel hollow carbon microspheres/manganese dioxide nanosheets (micro-HC/nano-MnO2) composite prepared by an in situ self-limiting deposition method under hydrothermal condition. The results of scanning electron microscopy reveal that MnO2 nanosheets homogeneously grow onto the surface of micro-HC to form a loose-packed microstructure. The quantity of MnO2 required in the electrode layer has thereby been reduced significantly, and higher specific capacitances have been achieved. The micro-HC/nano-MnO2 electrode presents a high capacitance of 239.0 F g-1 at a current density of 5 mA cm-2, which is a strong promise for high-rate electro-chemical capacitive energy storage applications.

  11. Antibacterial activity of zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina

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    Skoog, S.A. [Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Box 7115, Raleigh, NC 27695-7115 (United States); Bayati, M.R. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Box 7907, Raleigh, NC 27695-7907 (United States); Petrochenko, P.E. [Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Box 7115, Raleigh, NC 27695-7115 (United States); Division of Biology, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD 20993 (United States); Stafslien, S.; Daniels, J.; Cilz, N. [Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1805 Research Park Drive, Fargo, ND 58102 (United States); Comstock, D.J.; Elam, J.W. [Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Narayan, R.J., E-mail: roger_narayan@msn.com [Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Box 7115, Raleigh, NC 27695-7115 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Box 7907, Raleigh, NC 27695-7907 (United States)

    2012-07-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Atomic layer deposition was used to deposit ZnO on nanoporous alumina membranes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Scanning electron microscopy showed continuous coatings of zinc oxide nanocrystals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Activity against B. subtilis, E. coli, S. aureus, and S. epidermidis was shown. - Abstract: Nanoporous alumina membranes, also known as anodized aluminum oxide membranes, are being investigated for use in treatment of burn injuries and other skin wounds. In this study, atomic layer deposition was used for coating the surfaces of nanoporous alumina membranes with zinc oxide. Agar diffusion assays were used to show activity of zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes against several bacteria found on the skin surface, including Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis. On the other hand, zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes did not show activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, and Candida albicans. These results suggest that zinc oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes have activity against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria that are associated with skin colonization and skin infection.

  12. Strain rate sensitivity of Al-based composites reinforced with MnO{sub 2} additions

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    Blaz, L.; Lobry, P.; Zygmunt-Kiper, M.; Koziel, J.; Wloch, G. [AGH-University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, Cracow (Poland); Dymek, S. [AGH-University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Informatics, Cracow (Poland)

    2015-01-15

    Highlights: • Fine-grained Al–MnO{sub 2} and Al–MnO{sub 2}–Mg composites were processed and studied. • Powder metallurgy (PM) and mechanical alloying (MA) methods were used. • Increase of strain rate sensitivity (SRS) vs. temperature was observed at 300–600 K. • Efficiency of the SRS increase was reduced above ∼600 K for PM composites. • Decrease of SRS above ∼600 K was observed for MA Al–MnO{sub 2} composite. - Abstract: Fine-grained Al-based composites reinforced with MnO{sub 2} particles were manufactured by means of powder metallurgy (PM) and mechanical alloying (MA) methods. It was found that the applied powder consolidation methods, including KOBO extrusion, did not induce any chemical reaction between thermodynamically unstable components. However, it was shown that addition of magnesium to the Al-matrix initiated a reaction in the vicinity of MnO{sub 2} particles that resulted in the nucleation and growth of nano-sized aluminum–magnesium oxides. This led to a local refining of structural components. The most intense refining of structural components was observed for the MA Al–MnO{sub 2} composite. Strain rate sensitivity (SRS) of as-extruded materials was tested in compression in the range 293–773 K. SRS was determined by making a rapid change in the basic true strain rate from ε-dot=1.2·10{sup -3} to ε-dot=1.2·10{sup -2}. It is found that SRS did not practically depend on strain. The highest value of SRS was observed for the PM Al–MnO{sub 2}–Mg composite. SRS of PM materials evidently increases with deformation temperature; however, it becomes smaller above a temperature of ∼600 K. For the MA Al–MnO{sub 2} composite, tested at high temperatures, primary mechanical alloying resulted in relatively low increase of SRS with temperature that also becomes smaller above ∼600 K. Suppression of the increase in SRS at high temperatures can be attributed to the specific features of grain boundaries created by the adhesive

  13. Synthesis of flake-like MnO2/CNT composite nanotubes and their applications in electrochemical capacitors.

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    Bi, Rong-Rong; Yin, Ya-Xia; Guo, Yu-Guo; Wan, Li-Jun

    2011-03-01

    MnO2/CNT composite nanotubes with nanometer-sized flake-like MnO2 on carbon nanotubes' surfaces have been synthesized through an easy and efficient solution-based method. Similarly, Mn3O4/CNT composite nanotubes have also been synthesized by using the same method but different heat treatment process. The structures and compositions of the two types of composite nanotubes are characterized by using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms. Electrochemical measurements indicate that the MnO2/CNT composites nanotubes exhibit significantly enhanced supercapacitance performance compared with the Mn3O4/CNT composite nanotubes, the as-synthesized MnO2 nanoparticles and commercial MnO2. The possibilities of the enhanced properties are illustrated on the basis of analysis of XRD and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. Our results presented here can give clear evidence of the superiority of nanocrystalline MnO2 to nanocrystalline Mn3O4 toward the applications as electrode materials in electrochemical capacitors.

  14. Magnetic self-assembly for the synthesis of magnetically exchange coupled MnBi/Fe–Co composites

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    Xu, Xia [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and MINT Center, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Hong, Yang-Ki, E-mail: ykhong@eng.ua.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and MINT Center, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Park, Jihoon; Lee, Woncheol [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and MINT Center, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Lane, Alan M. [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and MINT Center, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Cui, Jun [Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)

    2015-11-15

    Exchange coupled hard/soft MnBi/Fe–Co core/shell structured composites were synthesized using a magnetic self-assembly process. MnBi particles were prepared by arc-melting, and Fe–Co nanoparticles were synthesized by an oleic acid assisted chemical reduction method. Grinding a mixture of micron-sized MnBi and Fe–Co nanoparticles in hexane resulted in MnBi/Fe–Co core/shell structured composites. The MnBi/Fe–Co (95/5 wt%) composites showed smooth magnetic hysteresis loops, enhanced remanent magnetization, and positive values in the ΔM curve, indicating exchange coupling between MnBi and Fe–Co particles. - Graphical abstract: Both MnBi and Fe–Co particles were dispersed in hexane for grinding. Because of the oleic acid used during the Fe–Co nanoparticle synthesis, they could be well dispersed in hexane. During the grinding, the size of MnBi particles was decreased, hexane was evaporated, and the Fe–Co nanoparticles were concentrated in the solvent and magnetically attracted by MnBi particles, forming a core/shell structure. - Highlights: • Exchange coupled MnBi/Fe–Co composites are synthesized through magnetic selfassembly. • Magnetic exchange coupling is demonstrated by smooth magnetic hysteresis loops, enhanced remanent magnetization, and dominant positive peak in the ΔM curve. • The experimental results in magnetic properties are close to the theoretical calculation results.

  15. Magnetic and mechanical properties of Ni-Mn-Ga/Fe-Ga ferromagnetic shape memory composite

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    Tan, Chang-Long; Zhang, Kun; Tian, Xiao-Hua; Cai, Wei

    2015-05-01

    A ferromagnetic shape memory composite of Ni-Mn-Ga and Fe-Ga was fabricated by using spark plasma sintering method. The magnetic and mechanical properties of the composite were investigated. Compared to the Ni-Mn-Ga alloy, the threshold field for magnetic-field-induced strain in the composite is clearly reduced owing to the assistance of internal stress generated from Fe-Ga. Meanwhile, the ductility has been significantly improved in the composite. A fracture strain of 26% and a compressive strength of 1600 MPa were achieved. Projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51271065 and 51301054), the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Heilongjiang Provincial Education Department, China (Grant No. 1253-NCET-009), the Youth Academic Backbone in Heilongjiang Provincial Education Department, China (Grant No. 1251G022), the Projects of Heilongjiang, China, and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation.

  16. Photoconductivity of Polymer Composite Films Containing an Mn(III)/Cu(II) Complex

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    Davidenko, N. A.; Kokozay, V. N.; Petrusenko, S. R.; Stetsyuk, O. N.; Studzinsky, S. L.; Davidenko, I. I.

    2013-11-01

    We have studied the optical, photoelectric and dielectric properties of polymer composite films based on polyvinyl butyral with additives of a mixed-metal Mn(III)/Cu(II) complex. We observed high photoconductivity of the films obtained in the region of absorption by the complex. The slow photocurrent rise and relaxation kinetics are connected with the low mobility of the photogenerated charge carriers.

  17. Magnetic self-assembly for the synthesis of magnetically exchange coupled MnBi/Fe-Co composites

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    Xu, Xia; Hong, Yang-Ki; Park, Jihoon; Lee, Woncheol; Lane, Alan M.; Cui, Jun

    2015-11-01

    Exchange coupled hard/soft MnBi/Fe-Co core/shell structured composites were synthesized using a magnetic self-assembly process. MnBi particles were prepared by arc-melting, and Fe-Co nanoparticles were synthesized by an oleic acid assisted chemical reduction method. Grinding a mixture of micron-sized MnBi and Fe-Co nanoparticles in hexane resulted in MnBi/Fe-Co core/shell structured composites. The MnBi/Fe-Co (95/5 wt%) composites showed smooth magnetic hysteresis loops, enhanced remanent magnetization, and positive values in the ΔM curve, indicating exchange coupling between MnBi and Fe-Co particles.

  18. Structure and Photocatalytic Properties of Mn-Doped TiO₂ Loaded on Wood-Based Activated Carbon Fiber Composites.

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    Ma, Xiaojun; Zhou, Wanru; Chen, Yin

    2017-06-09

    Mn-doped TiO₂ loaded on wood-based activated carbon fiber (Mn/TiO₂-WACF) was prepared by sol-gel and impregnation method using MnSO₄·H₂O as manganese source. The structure of Mn/TiO₂-WACF was characterized by SEM, XRD, FTIR, N₂ adsorption and UV-Vis, and its photocatalytic activity for methylene blue degradation was investigated. Results show that Mn-doped TiO₂ were loaded on the surface of wood-based activated carbon fiber with high-development pore structures. The crystallite sizes of Mn-doped TiO₂ in composites were smaller than that of the undoped samples. With an increase of Mn doping content, Ti-O bending vibration intensity of Mn/TiO₂-WACF increased and then decreased. Moreover, Ti-O-Ti and Ti-O-Mn absorption peaks increased upon doping of Mn. Mn/TiO₂-WACF with low specific surface area, and pore volume was improved at 3.5-6.0 nm of mesopore distributions due to the Mn-doped TiO₂ load. In addition, the UV-Vis showed that Mn/TiO₂-WACF (photodegradation rate of 96%) has higher photocatalytic activity than the undoped samples for methylene blue degradation under visible light irradiation.

  19. Electrochemical performance enhancement in MnCo2O4 nanoflake/graphene nanoplatelets composite

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    Al-Rubaye, Shaymaa; Rajagopalan, Ranjusha; Subramaniyam, Chandrasekar M.; Yu, Zheyin; Dou, Shi Xue; Cheng, Zhenxiang

    2016-08-01

    The synthesis and characterization of MnCo2O4 nanoflake/graphene nanoplatelets composite is reported here for high performance supercapacitor electrode applications. The MnCo2O4 nanoflakes with different morphologies were synthesized successfully via a hydrothermal technique by changing the amount of NH4F. The MnCo2O4 nanoflakes in combination with the graphene nanoplatelets was deposited on Ni foam using an electrophoretic deposition technique. The as prepared composite electrode showed superior performance in terms of specific capacitance and cycling stability, as compared to the pristine MnCo2O4 system, due to the enhanced electronic conductivity resulted from bond formation between carbon and MnCo2O4. A high specific capacitance of ∼1268 F g-1 was observed at 1 mV s-1 scan rate. Noteworthy cycling stability was observed even at the end of 10,000 cycles of consecutive charging and discharging at a current density of 7.81Ag-1.

  20. A DFT study of phenol adsorption on a low doping Mn-Ce composite oxide model

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    D´Alessandro, Oriana; Pintos, Delfina García; Juan, Alfredo; Irigoyen, Beatriz; Sambeth, Jorge

    2015-12-01

    Density functional theory calculations (DFT + U) were performed on a low doping Mn-Ce composite oxide prepared from experimental data, including X-ray diffraction (XRD) and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR). We considered a 12.5% Mn-doped CeO2 solid solution with fluorite-type structure, where Mn replaces Ce4+ leading to an oxygen-deficient bulk structure. Then, we modeled the adsorption of phenol on the bare Ce0.875Mn0.125O1.9375(1 1 1) surface. We also studied the effect of water adsorption and dissociation on phenol adsorption on this surface, and compared the predictions of DFT + U calculations with diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) measurements. The experimental results allowed us to both build a realistic model of the low doping Mn-Ce composite oxide and support the prediction that phenol is adsorbed as a phenoxy group with a tilt angle of about 70° with respect to the surface.

  1. Wear Evaluation on Ni3Al/MnS Composite Related to Metallurgical Processes

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    Karin Gong; LUO He-li; ZHOU Zhi-feng; TIAN Zhi-ling; Lars Nyborg; LI Chang-hai

    2012-01-01

    Iron alloyed Ni3Al with composition of Ni-18. 8Ab10. 7Fe-0. 5Mn-0. 5Ti-0. 2B in atom percent (NAC alloy) showed attractive tribological properties under unlubrication condition at room temperature. The alloy was prepared by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) process. The wear properties were associated with its intrinsic deformation mechanism. Unfortunately, the single phase NAC-alloy worked inadequately with its counterpart disk, and also showed a poor machinability. In the present work, NAC-alloy matrix composite with 6 % (volume percent) MnS particle addi- tion was studied to improve its wear behaviors and performance on machining. Two metallurgical processes of HIP and vacuum casting were applied to produce the testing materials. Pin-on-disk (POD) measurements were carried out at room temperature. A commercial vermicular graphite cast iron was selected as a reference material. The counter- part disk was made of a grey cast iron as liner material in ship engines. The contact pressures of 2.83 MPa and 5.66 MPa were normally applied in the tests. The investigation indicated that MnS particle addition in the NAC-alloy composites functions as an effective solid lubricant, and improved wear properties and machinability of the materials. Obvi- ously, as-cast NAC-alloy with in-situ formed MnS-phase was working more effectively with the counterpart, compa- ring to the HIPed NAC-alloy composite with MnS particles. At the high contact pressure of 5.66 MPa, the specific wear rate of the as-cast NAC-alloy composite was high. The phenomenon of the negative effect is mostly due to the brittle second NiAl phase as evidenced in the microstructure analysis.

  2. Ultrasonic Transducer Fabricated Using Lead-Free BFO-BTO+Mn Piezoelectric 1-3 Composite

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    Yan Chen

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Mn-doped 0.7BiFeO3-0.3BaTiO3 (BFO-0.3BTO+Mn 1% mol lead-free piezoelectric ceramic were fabricated by traditional solid state reaction. The phase structure, microstructure, and ferroelectric properties were investigated. Additionally, lead-free 1–3 composites with 60% volume fraction of BFO-BTO+Mn ceramic were fabricated for ultrasonic transducer applications by a conventional dice-and-fill method. The BFO-BTO+Mn 1-3 composite has a higher electromechanical coupling coefficient (kt = 46.4% and lower acoustic impedance (Za ~ 18 MRayls compared with that of the ceramic. Based on this, lead-free piezoelectric ceramic composite, single element ultrasonic transducer with a center frequency of 2.54 MHz has been fabricated and characterized. The single element transducer exhibits good performance with a broad bandwidth of 53%. The insertion loss of the transducer was about 33.5 dB.

  3. Fabrication of ternary CNT/PPy/KxMnO2 composite nanowires for electrocatalytic applications.

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    Zheng, Tian; Lu, Xiaofeng; Bian, Xiujie; Zhang, Chengcheng; Xue, Yanpeng; Jia, Xiaoteng; Wang, Ce

    2012-02-15

    CNT/PPy/K(x)MnO(2), a novel ternary core-shell nanowires, was successfully prepared by a two-step self-assembly method and utilized as an electrocatalyst for the oxidation of hydrogen peroxide. The as-synthesized products were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and Fourier-transform infrared spectra (FTIR) measurements. The results exhibited that the K(x)MnO(2) nanosheets were grown on the surface of CNT/PPy core-shell nanotubes. The planes of the K(x)MnO(2) nanosheets were more or less perpendicular to the CNT/PPy nanotubes. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) results demonstrated that the CNT/PPy/K(x)MnO(2) composite nanowires, as a nonenzyme catalyst, performed well with regards to the oxidation of hydrogen peroxide in 0.1M phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.0). The composite had a fast response with a linear range of 5.0 μM to 9.7 mM and a relatively low detection limit of 2.4 μM (S/N=3). The sensitivity of the sensor for H(2)O(2) was 114.6 μA mM(-1)cm(-2). These excellent properties might be due to the large surface area of the composite nanowires and the quick electron transfer promoted by the combination of CNT and PPy.

  4. Solvothermal Synthesis of Mn3O4 Nanoparticle/Graphene Sheet Composites and Their Supercapacitive Properties

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    Y. F. Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Mn3O4 nanoparticle/graphene sheet (GM composites were synthesized via a one-pot and low-cost solvothermal process in an ethanol solution. The as-prepared materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Results showed that the nanosized Mn3O4 particles had tetragonal hausmannite structure and were successfully loaded on the graphene sheets. Moreover, the electrochemical performances of GM composites produced by different mass percents of Mn2+/graphite oxide (GO were evaluated by means of cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge studies. The composite prepared with Mn2+/GO mass percent of 10 : 90 showed a high specific capacitance of 245 F/g at 5 mV/s in the 6 M KOH solution and better long-term stability along with 81% of its initial capacitance after 1200 cycles at 0.5 A/g.

  5. X-ray Diffraction Studies of the Structure and Thermochemistry of Alkaline-Earth Oxide-Coated Thermionic Cathodes

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    Karikari, E. K.; Bassey, E.; Wintucky, Edwin G.

    1998-01-01

    NASA LeRC has a broad, active cathode technology development program in which both experimental and theoretical studies are being employed to further development of thermionic cathodes for use as electron sources in vacuum devices for communications and other space applications. One important type of thermionic cathode under development is the alkaline-earth oxide-coated (BaO, SrO, CaO) cathode. Significant improvements in the emission characteristics of this cathode have been obtained through modification of the chemical composition and morphology of the oxide coating, with the best result thus far coming from the addition of In2O3 and Sc2O3. Whereas the In2O3 produces a finer, more uniform particle structure, the exact chemical state and role of the Sc2O3 in the emission enhancement is unknown. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to combine the studies of the surface chemistry and electron emission at NASA LeRC of chemically modified oxide coatings with a study of the thermochemistry and crystal structure using X-ray diffraction equipment and expertise at Clark Atlanta University (CAU). The study at CAU is intended to provide the description and understanding of the structure and thermochemistry needed for further improvement and optimization of the modified coatings. A description of the experimental procedure, preliminary X-ray diffraction test results, together with the design of an ultrahigh vacuum chamber necessary for high temperature thermochemistry studies will be presented.

  6. Preparation and Characterization of Plasma-Sprayed Ultrafine Chromium Oxide Coatings

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    LIN Feng; JIANG Xianliang; YU Yueguang; ZENG Keli; REN Xianjing; LI Zhenduo

    2007-01-01

    Ultrafine chromium oxide coatings were prepared by plasma spraying with ultrafine feedstock. Processing parameters of plasma spraying were optimized. Optical microscope (OM) was used to observe the microstructure of the ultrafine chromium oxide coatings. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to observe the morphology and particle size of ultrafine powder feedstock as well as to examine the microstructure of the chromium oxide coating. In addition, hardness and bonding strength of the ultrafine chromium oxide coatings were measured.The results showed that the optimized plasma spraying parameters were suitable for ultrafine chromium oxide coating and the properties and microstructure of the optimized ultrafine chromium oxide coating were superior compared to conventional chromium oxide wear resistant coatings.

  7. Electrospun graphene decorated MnCo2O4 composite nanofibers for glucose biosensing.

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    Zhang, Yuting; Liu, Shuai; Li, Yu; Deng, Dongmei; Si, Xiaojing; Ding, Yaping; He, Haibo; Luo, Liqiang; Wang, Zhenxin

    2015-04-15

    Graphene decorated MnCo2O4 composite nanofibers (GMCFs) were synthesized by electrospinning and subsequent calcination in an Ar atmosphere. The structural and morphological characterizations of GMCFs were performed using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The synthesized GMCFs combine the catalytic activity of spinel-type MnCo2O4 with the remarkable conductivity of graphene. In addition, electrospinning can process MnCo2O4 materials into nanosized architectures with large surface area to prevent magnetic nanoparticles from aggregating. The obtained GMCFs were applied as a novel platform for glucose biosensing. Electrochemical studies show that the developed biosensor exhibits excellent electrocatalytic activity towards glucose oxidation over a wide linear range of 0.005-800µM with a low detection limit of 0.001µM.

  8. Electrochemical oxidation of methanol on Pt nanoparticles composited MnO 2 nanowire arrayed electrode

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    Zhao, Guang-Yu; Li, Hu-Lin

    2008-03-01

    By use of the membrane-template synthesis route, MnO 2 nanowire arrayed electrodes are successfully synthesized by means of the anodic deposition technique. The Pt nanoparticles composited MnO 2 nanowire arrayed electrodes (PME) are obtained through depositing Pt on MnO 2 nanowire arrayed electrode by cathode deposition technique. For comparison of electrochemical performance, Pt nanowire arrayed electrodes which have the same amount of Pt with PME are also prepared. The electro-oxidation of methanol on PME and Pt nanowire arrayed electrodes is investigated at room temperature by cyclic voltammetry, which show that about 110 mV decreased overpotential and 2.1-fold enhanced votammetric current are achieved on PME. The chronoamperometry result demonstrates that the resistance to carbon monoxide for PME is improved.

  9. Preparation and characterization of MnZn/FeSiAl soft magnetic composites

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    Li, Jing; Peng, Xiaoling; Yang, Yanting; Ge, Hongliang

    2017-03-01

    In this paper, MnZn ferrites were used as coating agents to prepare MnZn/FeSiAl soft magnetic composites (SMCs) in order to improve the magnetic property, because of the higher permeability of magnetic MnZn ferrites than that of traditional coatings which are always nonmagnetic. The effects of molding pressure, annealing temperature, and content of insulation on the soft magnetic properties of MnZn/FeSiAl SMCs were studied. With increasing molding pressure, the effective permeability of the SMCs increased firstly and then decreased, while the core loss decreased firstly and then increased, and both have the best performance at 1.6 GPa. The permeability increased with increasing temperature, reached the maximum value at 660 °C and then decreased, while the core loss decreased with increasing temperature to 700 °C and then increased. The permeability increased with increasing MnZn content from 0.1 to 3% and then decreased, while the D-C bias property continuously increased.

  10. In Situ Reactive Assembly of Scalable Core-Shell Sulfur-MnO2 Composite Cathodes.

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    Liang, Xiao; Nazar, Linda F

    2016-04-26

    The lithium-sulfur battery is the subject of much recent attention, but the polysulfide shuttle remains problematic owing to dissolution of intermediate polysulfide species in the electrolyte. Despite much effort in limiting such dissolution via physical confinement or chemical binding to the sulfur host materials, the high cost and complicated preparation of the related materials present an impediment to their practical application. Here we demonstrate a simple methodology to fabricate an effective nanometric MnO2 shell on sulfur particles, which is realized by an in situ redox reaction between sulfur and KMnO4 under ambient conditions. The bifunctional MnO2 shell provides physical confinement and chemical interaction and shows excellent efficiency for trapping the polysulfides. MnO2 sheets crystallized onto nanosized sulfur particles result in cathodes with a very low fading rate of 0.039% per cycle over 1700 cycles in Li-S cells. Moreover, directly crystallizing nanometric shells of MnO2 on micrometer-sized sublimed sulfur delivers stable Li-S cycling performance over 800 cycles. Since both sulfur and KMnO4 are inexpensive and widely used, the production of MnO2-coated sulfur composites can be easily scaled-up for practical applications of Li-S batteries in light of the very simple reaction processes involved.

  11. Preparation of a novel graphene oxide/Fe-Mn composite and its application for aqueous Hg(II) removal.

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    Tang, Jingchun; Huang, Yao; Gong, Yanyan; Lyu, Honghong; Wang, Qilin; Ma, Jianli

    2016-10-05

    A novel graphene oxide/Fe-Mn (GO/Fe-Mn) composite was synthesized (molar ratio of Fe/Mn=3/1 and mass ratio of Fe/GO=1/7.5) and investigated for the sorption characteristics and mechanisms of aqueous mercury (Hg(2+)) as well as the biological effects to wheat and rice. Characterization tests showed that Fe-Mn oxides were impregnated onto GO sheets in an amorphous form through oxygen-containing functional groups (i.e., CO, epoxy COC, carboxyl OCO, and CO) and π-π interactions. GO/Fe-Mn possessed large surface area, surface enhanced Raman scattering with more sp(3) defects, and greater thermal stability than GO. XPS analysis revealed that Fe2O3, FeOOH, MnO2, MnOOH, and MnO were the dominant metal oxides in GO/Fe-Mn. Pseudo-second-order kinetic model and Sips isotherm model fitted well with the sorption kinetic and isotherm data. The maximum sorption capacity for mercury was 32.9mg/g. Ligand exchange and surface complexation were the dominant mechanisms for mercury removal. GO/Fe-Mn greatly reduced the bioavailability of mercury to wheat and rice, even promoted the seedling growth. This work suggests that GO/Fe-Mn can be used as an effective and environmental-friendly adsorbent in heavy metal remediation. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. COMPOSITION TRIANGLE DIAGRAMS OF Ni-Mn-Ga MAGNETIC SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

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    Y.F. Wang; J.M. Wang; C.B. Jiang; H.B. Xu

    2006-01-01

    A statistical work has been done to collect the composition ranges of Ni-Mn-Ga alloys exhibiting different structures and martensite start temperature (Ms), large magnetostrain or the co-existence of magnetic and structural transitions. The alloys with five-layered ( 5M), seven-layered(7M) modulated and non-modulated (T) martensitic structures were mapped in the graph. An empirical formula has been presented to reflect the effect of elements nickel (Ni), manganese (Mn)and gallium (Ga), on the martensite start temperature (Ms). The martensitic structure is sensitive to the composition and the martensitic transformation temperature is most drastically affected by the Ni content. The alloys with large magnetostrain or co-existence effect of the magnetic and structural transitions were also listed in a limited area.

  13. Development of 3rd generation AHSS with medium Mn content alloying compositions

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    Aydin, Huseyin, E-mail: huseyin.aydin@mail.mcgill.ca [McGill University, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Montreal, QC (Canada); Essadiqi, Elhachmi [Université Internationale de Rabat, UIR, Aerospace Engineering School, Rabat, Technopolis Shore Bypass Rabat-Salé (Morocco); Jung, In-Ho; Yue, Stephen [McGill University, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, four different steel compositions, centered on Mn as the main alloying element, are designated as candidates for Third Generation AHSS grades. The design of these steels is based on controlling the deformation behavior of the retained austenite. Thus, heat treatment process parameters are determined in order to obtain different amounts and morphologies of retained austenite. The evolution of the microstructure, during processing as well as deformation, is characterized by using optical, electron microscopy techniques and mechanical tests. The effect of alloy composition and processing parameters on the deformation mechanisms of these steels is discussed.

  14. Vertically aligned WO₃ nanowire arrays grown directly on transparent conducting oxide coated glass: synthesis and photoelectrochemical properties.

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    Su, Jinzhan; Feng, Xinjian; Sloppy, Jennifer D; Guo, Liejin; Grimes, Craig A

    2011-01-12

    Photocorrosion stable WO(3) nanowire arrays are synthesized by a solvothermal technique on fluorine-doped tin oxide coated glass. WO(3) morphologies of hexagonal and monoclinic structure, ranging from nanowire to nanoflake arrays, are tailored by adjusting solution composition with growth along the (001) direction. Photoelectrochemical measurements of illustrative films show incident photon-to-current conversion efficiencies higher than 60% at 400 nm with a photocurrent of 1.43 mA/cm(2) under AM 1.5G illumination. Our solvothermal film growth technique offers an exciting opportunity for growth of one-dimensional metal oxide nanostructures with practical application in photoelectrochemical energy conversion.

  15. Method of forming oxide coatings. [for solar collector heating panels

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    Mcdonald, G. E. (Inventor)

    1983-01-01

    This invention is concerned with an improved plating process for covering a substrate with a black metal oxide film. The invention is particularly directed to making a heating panel for a solar collector. A compound is electrodeposited from an aqueous solution containing cobalt metal salts onto a metal substrate. This compound is converted during plating into a black, highly absorbing oxide coating which contains hydrated oxides. This is achieved by the inclusion of an oxidizing agent in the plating bath. The inclusion of an oxidizing agent in the plating bath is contrary to standard electroplating practice. The hydrated oxides are converted to oxides by treatment in a hot bath, such as boiling water. An oxidizing agent may be added to the hot liquid treating bath.

  16. Facile synthesis of MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam with excellent pseudocapacitive behavior for supercapacitors

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    Sun, Youyi; Zhang, Wenhui [Research Center for Engineering Technology of Polymeric Composites of Shanxi Province, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051 (China); Li, Diansen [Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Energy Materials and Devices, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China); Gao, Li; Hou, Chunlin [Research Center for Engineering Technology of Polymeric Composites of Shanxi Province, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051 (China); Zhang, Yinghe [International Center for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Liu, Yaqing, E-mail: lyqzgz2010@163.com [Research Center for Engineering Technology of Polymeric Composites of Shanxi Province, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051 (China)

    2015-11-15

    In this study, the MnO{sub 2}/reduced graphene oxide/Ni (MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni) composite foam as a binder-free supercapacitor electrode was prepared by a facile method. The rGO film has been firstly coated on the skeletons of Ni foam current collectors by chemical deposition method and that have been used as substrates for preparation of a novel three dimensional rGO/Ni composite foam-supported porous MnO{sub 2} film by the hydrothermal method. The structure of MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam was characterized by Raman spectra, IR spectra and Scanning electron microscopy. It indicated that the high-quality rGO film have been coated on skeletons of Ni foam current collectors and the MnO{sub 2} film had a 3D network microstructure, consisting of interlaced nanosheets. Furthermore, the binder-free MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam electrode has been characterized by the cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge and electrochemical impedance spectra. It exhibited excellent pseudocapacitive behavior with specific capacitance of 479.0 F/g. The capacitance could retain about 83.5% after 1000 charge–discharge cycles. This simple synthetic approach provides a convenient route for the large scale preparation of 3D porous MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam for lots of applications in future. - Graphical abstract: The MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam was prepared by a facile method as shown in Fig. 1 and the unique structure of composite foam was suited to be a binder-free supercapacitor electrode due to low resistance, 3D network and porous structure. - Highlights: • The MnO{sub 2}/rGO directly grown on Ni foam was firstly reported. • The MnO{sub 2}/rGO/Ni composite foam was prepared by a facile method. • The MnO{sub 2}/graphene/Ni composite foam as a binder-free supercapacitor electrode exhibited excellent pseudocapacitive behavior.

  17. Exchange bias effect in polycrystalline NiO/NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} composite

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    Freitas Cabral, A.J. [Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Naturais, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Belém, PA (Brazil); Peña Serna, J.; Rache Salles, B.; Novak, M.A. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Pinto, A.L. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Rocha Remédios, C.M. [Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Naturais, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Belém, PA (Brazil)

    2015-05-05

    Highlights: • Antiferromagnetic NiO/ferrimagnetic NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxide composites. • Grains are well faceted, indicating that the specimen was well crystallized. • The micrographs suggests that NiO and NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} may be stuck to each other. • EB effect in NiO/NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxide composites. • EB effect increases with the amount of NiO. - Abstract: Calcination of aqueous solutions formed by different molar ratios between the nickel and manganese chlorides led to the formation of antiferromagnetic NiO/ferrimagnetic NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxide composites, as determined by X-ray powder diffraction technique and Rietveld refinement. Low temperature zero field cooled and field cooled magnetic hysteresis cycles show an exchange bias effect, presumably due to interaction at the interfaces between the antiferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials.

  18. Positive magnetoresistance of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/C composites

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    Kabirov, Yu. V.; Gavrilyachenko, V. G.; Bogatin, A. S.

    2016-07-01

    The perovskite manganite La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 compound is used as a component in ceramic (1-x)(La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)-xC composites at x = 0.15-0.85. It is found that every studied specimen is characterized by the linear dependence of the positive magnetoresistance (PMR) on the magnetic field strength at room temperature. The 0.6(La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)-0.4C composite has the largest magnetoresistance value (15%) at room temperature and intensity of magnetic field H=15kOe. A possible mechanism for the PMR of (1-x)(La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)-xC composites is discussed.

  19. Mn3O4/CNTs composite as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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    Xu Xiangjun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Transition metal oxides especially manganese oxides are being intensively studied as candidate anode materials for next generation lithium ion batteries in high efficiency energy storage applications. In this paper, Mn3O4/CNTs composite is prepared via a facile one-step solvothermal method. The results of XRD and SEM showed that Mn3O4 uniformly coated on the surface of CNTs. It could deliver a reversible charge capacity of 809.9 mA h g-1 at the current density of 40 mA g-1, and the specific discharge capacity slightly increased from 644.2 mA h g-1 to 796.1 mA h g-1 after 50 cycles at a current density of 160 mA g-1 demonstrating excellent cycling stability.

  20. Effect of Chemical Composition on Number of Eutectic Colonies in Ni-Mn-Cu Cast Iron

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    A. Janus

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Determined were direction and intensity of influence of alloying additions on the number of eutectic graphite colonies in austenitic cast iron Ni-Mn-Cu. Chemical composition of the cast iron was 1.7 to 3.3% C, 1.4 to 3.1% Si, 2.8 to 9.9% Ni, 0.4 to 7.7% Mn, 0 to 4.6% Cu,0.14 to 0.16% P and 0.03 to 0.04% S. Analysed were structures of mottled (20 castings and grey (20 castings cast iron. Obtained wereregression equations determining influence intensity of individual components on the number of graphite colonies per 1 cm2 (LK. It wasfound that, in spite of high total content of alloying elements in the examined cast iron, the element that mainly decides the LK value is carbon, like in a plain cast iron.

  1. Effect of Chemical Composition on Number of Eutectic Colonies in Ni-Mn-Cu Cast Iron

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    Janus A.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Determined were direction and intensity of influence of alloying additions on the number of eutectic graphite colonies in austenitic cast iron Ni-Mn-Cu. Chemical composition of the cast iron was 1.7 to 3.3% C, 1.4 to 3.1% Si, 2.8 to 9.9% Ni, 0.4 to 7.7% Mn, 0 to 4.6% Cu, 0.14 to 0.16% P and 0.03 to 0.04% S. Analysed were structures of mottled (20 castings and grey (20 castings cast iron. Obtained were regression equations determining influence intensity of individual components on the number of graphite colonies per 1 cm2 (LK. It was found that, in spite of high total content of alloying elements in the examined cast iron, the element that mainly decides the LK value is carbon, like in a plain cast iron.

  2. Ti-doped Mn3O4 composite as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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    Ding, Peng; Yin, Muyi; Li, Wei; Liu, Fulin; Zheng, Cheng

    2017-01-01

    Transition metal oxides especially manganese oxides are being intensively studied as candidate anode materials for next generation lithium ion batteries in high efficiency energy storage applications. In this paper, Ti-doped Mn3O4 composite is prepared via a facile one-step solvothermal method. The results of XRD and SEM showed that the product is cotton-shaped mixed up with the Mn3O4 particles. It could deliver a reversible charge capacity of 557.8 mA h g-1 at the current density of 35.5 mA g-1, and thex specific discharge capacity is still have 478.1 mA h g-1 after 40 cycles at a current density of 35.5 mA g-1 demonstrating good cycling stability.

  3. An electrochemical approach to graphene oxide coated sulfur for long cycle life

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    Moon, Joonhee; Park, Jungjin; Jeon, Cheolho; Lee, Jouhahn; Jo, Insu; Yu, Seung-Ho; Cho, Sung-Pyo; Sung, Yung-Eun; Hong, Byung Hee

    2015-07-01

    Owing to the possibilities of achieving high theoretical energy density and gravimetric capacity, sulfur has been considered as a promising cathode material for rechargeable lithium batteries. However, sulfur shows rapid capacity fading due to the irreversible loss of soluble polysulfides and the decrease in active sites needed for conducting agents. Furthermore, the low electrical conductivity of sulfur hampers the full utilization of active materials. Here we report that graphene oxide coated sulfur composites (GO-S/CB) exhibit improved electrochemical stability as well as enhanced rate performance, evidenced by various electrochemical analyses. The cyclic voltammetry and the galvanostatic cycling analysis revealed that the GO plays key roles in homogenizing the nanocomposite structures of the electrodes, in improving the electrochemical contact, and in minimizing the loss of soluble polysulfide intermediates. An electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis also confirms the enhanced structural stability of the GO-S/CB composites after battery operation. As a result, the GO-S/CB exhibited excellent cycle stability and specific capacity as high as ~723.7 mA h g-1 even after 100 cycles at 0.5 C.Owing to the possibilities of achieving high theoretical energy density and gravimetric capacity, sulfur has been considered as a promising cathode material for rechargeable lithium batteries. However, sulfur shows rapid capacity fading due to the irreversible loss of soluble polysulfides and the decrease in active sites needed for conducting agents. Furthermore, the low electrical conductivity of sulfur hampers the full utilization of active materials. Here we report that graphene oxide coated sulfur composites (GO-S/CB) exhibit improved electrochemical stability as well as enhanced rate performance, evidenced by various electrochemical analyses. The cyclic voltammetry and the galvanostatic cycling analysis revealed that the GO plays key roles in homogenizing the

  4. Facile preparation of three-dimensional multilayer porous MnO2/reduced graphene oxide composite and its supercapacitive performance

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    Li, Yiju; Wang, Guiling; Ye, Ke; Cheng, Kui; Pan, Yue; Yan, Peng; Yin, Jinling; Cao, Dianxue

    2014-12-01

    Three-dimensional (3D) multilayer porous MnO2/reduced graphene oxide composites are coated on a nickel foam substrate (denoted as MnO2/R-GO@Ni-foam) by a facile and scalable spray method following by low temperature annealing. The composite electrodes are characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The content of MnO2 in the MnO2/R-GO@Ni-foam composites is determined by thermal gravimetric analysis. The supercapacitive performance of the composite electroides is investigated by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge-discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results show that the MnO2/R-GO@Ni-foam composite displays a high specific capacitance of 267 F g-1 at 0.25 A g-1 and excellent capacitance retention of 89.5% after 1000 cycles. This study provides a facile way for the preparation of composite electrodes for high-performance supercapacitor.

  5. Protective Oxide Coating for Ionic Conductive Solid Electrolyte Interphase.

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    Kim, Yong Su; Kim, Seong Heon; Kim, Gyusung; Heo, Sung; Mun, Jinsoo; Han, Sungsoo; Jung, Heechul; Kyoung, Yong Koo; Yun, Dong Jin; Baek, Woon Joong; Doo, Seokgwang

    2016-11-16

    To employ Li-based batteries to their full potential in a wide range of energy-storage applications, their capacity and performance stability must be improved. Si is a viable anode material for Li-based batteries in electric vehicles due to its high theoretical capacity and good economic feasibility. However, it suffers from physical and chemical degradation, leading to unstable electrochemical performance and preventing its incorporation in new Li-based battery systems. Herein, we applied a poly(vinyl alcohol)-PO4 protective coating for Si-graphite anodes and confirmed an improvement in the electrochemical performance. The experimental results revealed that the polymer acts as a binder to alleviate the pulverization of the electrode. Furthermore, the oxide coating reduces the loss of Li2O, which has high ionic conductivity, during operation, resulting in the formation of a stable solid electrolyte interphase. Our findings suggest that a stable and ion-conducting anode/interphase can be developed by applying an oxide and polymer coating in combined approach. Therefore, this study is expected to provide a basis for the further development and design of high-performance Li-based battery systems.

  6. Composition and species evolution in a laser-induced LuMnO3 plasma

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    Bator, Matthias; Hu, Yi; Esposito, Martin; Schneider, Christof W.; Lippert, Thomas; Wokaun, Alexander

    2012-09-01

    Pulsed laser deposition is often used to grow multi-elemental thin films from stoichiometric targets. The growth process is influenced by a wide variety of parameters like the target composition, background gases, laser wavelength, laser fluence, or spot size. The changes these parameters induce in the film growth also affect the plasma plume and species formed during laser ablation. For oxide growth O2, and sometimes N2O, is utilized as background gas to achieve the required oxygen composition for the as-grown film. Mass spectrometry combined with time- and space resolved emission spectroscopy is used to investigate the behavior and evolution of plasma species in the plasma plume during the ablation process of LuMnO3 dependent on the background gas.

  7. The Composite Effect of Nanometer MnO2 Mixed with the Electrolytic MnO2

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    2007-01-01

    The nanometer MnO2 has outstanding electrochemical performance theoretically, but it is not suitable for actual utilization, which may result in capacity decrease and resource waste. In this study we have utilized the characterizations of the nanometer material, synthesized a type of nanometer α-MnO2 through KMnO4 and KNO3 with hydrothermal method, and mixed the products into micron electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) to enhance the electrochemical performance of the electrode.The cyclic voltammogram and galvanostatical discharge measurements of the samples were investigated. It is found that the 50% nanometer MnO2 mixed electrode has the best electrochemical performance. The electrochemical performance improvement mechanism of the sample nanometer MnO2 mixed into micron EMD was discussed. With the existence of electrolyte, the nanometer MnO2 particles filled into the interspaces of the micron EMD particles, the mass and charge transfer conditions of the electrode reaction were improved, and the electrode polarization was diminished.

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

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    唐文翔; 武晓峰; 刘刚; 李双德; 李东艳; 李文辉; 陈运法

    2015-01-01

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

  9. Microstructure, mechanical and bio-corrosion properties of Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca bulk metallic glass composites

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    Wang, Jingfeng, E-mail: jfwang@cqu.edu.cn [National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Huang, Song; Li, Yang; Wei, Yiyun [National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Xi, Xingfeng; Cai, Kaiyong [College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)

    2013-10-15

    The effects of Mn substitution for Mg on the microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion behavior of Mg{sub 69−x}Zn{sub 27}Ca{sub 4}Mn{sub x} (x = 0, 0.5 and 1 at.%) alloys were investigated using X-ray diffraction, compressive tests, electrochemical treatments, and immersion tests, respectively. Microstructural observations showed that the Mg{sub 69}Zn{sub 27}Ca{sub 4} alloy was mainly amorphous. The addition of Mn decreases the glass-forming ability, which results in a decreased strength from 545 MPa to 364 MPa. However, this strength is still suitable for implant application. Polarization and immersion tests in the simulated body fluid at 37 °C revealed that the Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca alloys have significantly higher corrosion resistance than traditional ZK60 and pure Mg alloys. Cytotoxicity test showed that cell viabilities of osteoblasts cultured with Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca alloys extracts were higher than that of pure Mg. Mg{sub 68.5}Zn{sub 27}Ca{sub 4}Mn{sub 0.5} exhibits the highest bio-corrosion resistance, biocompatibility and has desirable mechanical properties, which could suggest to be used as biomedical materials in the future. - Highlights: • Novel Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca bulk metallic glass composites were made by copper mold cast. • The strength of the Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca is suitable for implant application. • The Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca alloys have significantly high bio-corrosion resistance. • The Mn-doped Mg–Zn–Ca alloys show better cell viabilities than that of pure Mg.

  10. Research Update: Strain and composition effects on ferromagnetism of Mn0.05Ge0.95 quantum dots

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    Liming Wang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Mn0.05Ge0.95 quantum dots (QDs samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si substrates and 15-nm-thick fully strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates, respectively. The QDs samples grown on the Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates show a significant ferromagnetism with a Curie temperature of 227 K, while the QDs samples grown on the Si substrates are non-ferromagnetic. Microstructures of the QDs samples were characterized by high resolution transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction. Interdependence between microstructure and ferromagnetism of Mn-doped Ge QDs was investigated. For the QDs sample grown on the strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrate, although the ferromagnetic phase Mn5Ge3 clusters were found to be formed in small dome-shaped dots, the significant ferromagnetism observed in that sample is attributed to ferromagnetic phase Mn-doped large dome-shaped Ge QDs, rather than to the ferromagnetic phase Mn5Ge3 clusters. The fully strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates would result in a residual strain into the QDs and an increase in Ge composition in the QDs. Both consequences favor the formations of ferromagnetic phase Mn-doped Ge QDs from points of view of quantum confinement effect as well as Mn doping at substitutional sites.

  11. Research Update: Strain and composition effects on ferromagnetism of Mn0.05Ge0.95 quantum dots

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    Wang, Liming; Liu, Tao; Jia, Quanjie; Zhang, Zhi; Lin, Dongdong; Chen, Yulu; Fan, Yongliang; Zhong, Zhenyang; Yang, Xinju; Zou, Jin; Jiang, Zuimin

    2016-04-01

    Mn0.05Ge0.95 quantum dots (QDs) samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si substrates and 15-nm-thick fully strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates, respectively. The QDs samples grown on the Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates show a significant ferromagnetism with a Curie temperature of 227 K, while the QDs samples grown on the Si substrates are non-ferromagnetic. Microstructures of the QDs samples were characterized by high resolution transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction. Interdependence between microstructure and ferromagnetism of Mn-doped Ge QDs was investigated. For the QDs sample grown on the strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrate, although the ferromagnetic phase Mn5Ge3 clusters were found to be formed in small dome-shaped dots, the significant ferromagnetism observed in that sample is attributed to ferromagnetic phase Mn-doped large dome-shaped Ge QDs, rather than to the ferromagnetic phase Mn5Ge3 clusters. The fully strained Si0.8Ge0.2 virtual substrates would result in a residual strain into the QDs and an increase in Ge composition in the QDs. Both consequences favor the formations of ferromagnetic phase Mn-doped Ge QDs from points of view of quantum confinement effect as well as Mn doping at substitutional sites.

  12. Mn and Sm doped lead titanate ceramic fibers and fiber/epoxy 13 composites

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    Li, Kun; Pang, Geoffrey; Wa Chan, Helen Lai; Choy, Chung Loong; Li, Jin-hua

    2004-05-01

    Manganese and samarium doped lead titanate [Pb0.85Sm0.10(Ti0.98Mn0.02)O3, PSmT] fibers were prepared by sol-gel method. The micrographs obtained using scanning electron microscope show that PSmT ceramic fibers are round and dense. The diameter of the fibers was in the range of 30-35 μm. The crystalline grains size is ˜2.5 μm. The micrographs obtained using transmission electron microscope also unveiled the layer-by-layer 90° domains in the grains. X-ray diffraction patterns of the fibers show that PSmT ceramics have a pure perovskite structure. The c/a ratio of the unit cell was 1.04. The PSmT fiber/epoxy 1-3 composites were fabricated by filling the ceramic fiber bundle with epoxy. The dielectric permittivity ɛ, electromechanical coefficient kt, and the piezoelectric constant d33 of PSmT fiber/epoxy 1-3 composites with 68% fiber loading were 118, 0.51, and 48 pC/N, respectively. The hysteresis loop of the composites was measured by the Sawyer-Tower method. It was also found that the composites could withstand an electric field of 15 kV/mm at room temperature.

  13. Increasing the high-frequency magnetic permeability of MnZn ferrite in polyaniline composites by incorporating silver

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    Babayan, V.; Kazantseva, N. E.; Sapurina, I.; Moučka, R.; Stejskal, J.; Sáha, P.

    2013-05-01

    A hybrid composite containing 73 vol% of MnZn ferrite, 21 vol% of polyaniline, and 6 vol% of silver is obtained by oxidative polymerization of aniline with silver nitrate in the presence of ferrite powder. The hybrid composite contains ferrite particles with a size of 40-80 μm coated by an inhomogeneous layer of polyaniline in the conducting emeraldine form. Silver in the form of nano- and submicrometre -size particles is localized both on the surface of ferrite particles and in the bulk of polyaniline coating. The electrical and magnetic properties of the hybrid composite are investigated and compared with the properties of a composite with 71 vol% of MnZn ferrite coated by a conducting polyaniline layer (29 vol%). The hybrid composite containing silver exhibits an increase in the real and imaginary parts of the complex permeability in the radio-frequency band by more than one and a half times compared with those of the MnZn ferrite-polyaniline composite. The high-frequency permittivity of both composites is determined by the properties of core-shell structure: electric properties of shell as well as its composition and uniformity.

  14. Synthesis of NiMnO3/C nano-composite electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors.

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    Kakvand, Pejman; Rahmanifar, Mohammad Safi; El-Kady, Maher F; Pendashteh, Afshin; Kiani, Mohammad Ali; Hashami, Masumeh; Najafi, Mohsen; Abbasi, Ali; Mousavi, Mir F; Kaner, Richard B

    2016-08-05

    Demand for high-performance energy storage materials has motivated research activities to develop nano-engineered composites that benefit from both high-rate and high-capacitance materials. Herein, NiMnO3 (NMO) nanoparticles have been synthesized through a facile co-precipitation method. As-prepared NMO samples are then employed for the synthesis of nano-composites with graphite (Gr) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO). Various samples, including pure NMO, NMO-graphite blend, as well as NMO/Gr and NMO/RGO nano-composites have been electrochemically investigated as active materials in supercapacitors. The NMO/RGO sample exhibited a high specific capacitance of 285 F g(-1) at a current density of 1 A g(-1), much higher than the other samples (237 F g(-1) for NMO/Gr, 170 F g(-1) for NMO-Gr and 70 F g(-1) for NMO). Moreover, the NMO/RGO nano-composite has shown excellent cycle stability with a 93.5% capacitance retention over 1000 cycles at 2 A g(-1) and still delivered around 87% of its initial capacitance after cycling for 4000 cycles. An NMO/RGO composite was assessed in practical applications by assembling NMO/RGO//NMO/RGO symmetric devices, exhibiting high specific energy (27.3 Wh kg(-1)), high specific power (7.5 kW kg(-1)), and good cycle stability over a broad working voltage of 1.5 V. All the obtained results demonstrate the promise of NMO/RGO nano-composite as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors.

  15. Structural, electrical and dielectric properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–ErMnO{sub 3} multiferroic composites

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    Mandal, S.K., E-mail: saniitkgp2007@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Tripura 799055 (India); Dey, P., E-mail: pujaiitkgp2007@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Tripura 799055 (India); Nath, T.K. [Department of Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

    2014-02-15

    A different kind of multiferroics with composite character has been studied. Detailed study on electrical and dielectric properties of structurally characterized multiferroic composites xLa{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–(1 − x)ErMnO{sub 3} (where, x = 0, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 1), prepared through chemical ‘pyrophoric reaction’ technique, have been presented. Average particle size of the composites is found to be in nanometric region. Both structural and magnetic studies confirm almost complete immiscibility within the mixture of two compounds of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} and ErMnO{sub 3} having nearly identical chemical formula. Impedance value is found to be decreased with increasing La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} content in the composites that can be attributed to the improved electrical connectivity in the sample. Dielectric study reveals that pure ErMnO{sub 3}, 0.1La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–0.9ErMnO{sub 3} and 0.15La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–0.85ErMnO{sub 3} composites exhibiting ferroelectric relaxor behavior, whereas 0.2La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–0.8ErMnO{sub 3} composite is found to be strongly diffusive ferroelectric sample. Appearance of a distinct hump in dielectric constant of 0.1La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–0.9ErMnO{sub 3} composite at the vicinity of para-ferromagnetic transition temperature may be due to some sort of magneto-electric coupling in these composites.

  16. Investigations in MnAs{sub 1−x}Sb{sub x}: Experimental validation of a new magnetocaloric composite

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    Campos, A. de, E-mail: acampos@icte.uftm.edu.br [Instituto de Ciências Tecnológicas e Exatas, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), 38066-200 Uberaba (Brazil); Luz, M.S. da; Campos, Adriana de [Instituto de Ciências Tecnológicas e Exatas, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), 38066-200 Uberaba (Brazil); Coelho, A.A.; Cardoso, L.P. [Instituto deFísica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), 13083-970 Campinas (Brazil); Santos, A.O. dos [Centro de Ciências Sociais, Saúde e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal do Maranhão – (UFMA), 65900-000 Imperatriz, MA (Brazil); Gama, S. [Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Diadema, 09971-270 SP (Brazil)

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    An overview of the magnetocaloric properties of the MnAs{sub 1−x}Sb{sub x} is presented. The temperature dependence of the isothermal magnetic entropy, ΔS{sub mag}, and the refrigerant capacity, RC, have been investigated theoretically and experimentally in a composite based on second order MnAs{sub 1−x}Sb{sub x} phases. This work demonstrates the outstanding agreement between the experimental results and the continuous curves predicted by numerical calculations, indicating that this approach can be used to design magnetic refrigerant materials with enhanced magnetocaloric response in magnetic refrigerator performing an Ericsson cycle near room temperature. - Highlights: • This is the first report showing the magnetocaloric properties of the MnAs{sub 1−x}Sb{sub x} composite. • This work demonstrates a good agreement between experimental and the predicted by numerical calculations. The results indicating that this approach can be used to design magnetic refrigerant materials.

  17. Effect of Chemical Composition on Structure and Corrosion Resistance of Ni-Mn-Cu Cast Iron

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    Medyński D.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In the paper, a relationship between chemical composition of Ni-Mn-Cu cast iron and its structure, hardness and corrosion resistance is determined. The examinations showed a decrease of thermodynamic stability of austenite together with decreasing nickel equivalent value, in cast iron solidifying according to both the stable and the metastable systems. As a result of increasing degree of austenite transformation, the created martensite caused a significant hardness increase, accompanied by small decline of corrosion resistance. It was found at the same time that solidification way of the alloy and its matrix structure affect corrosion resistance to a much smaller extent than the nickel equivalent value, in particular concentration of elements with high electrochemical potential.

  18. Electrochemical behavior of nanostructured MnO2/C (Vulcan® composite in aqueous electrolyte LiNO3

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    Vujković Milica

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The electrolytic solutions of contemporary Li-ion batteries are made exclusively with the organic solvents since anodic materials of these batteries have potentials with greater negativity than the potential of the water reduction, thus the organic electrolytes can withstand the voltages of 3-5 V that are characteristic for these batteries. Ever since it was discovered that some materials can electrochemically intercalate and deintercalate Li+ ions in aqueous solutions, numerous studies have been conducted with the aim of extending operational time of the aqueous Li-ion batteries. Manganese oxide has been studied as the electrode material in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with organic electrolytes. In this paper its electrochemical behavior as an anode material in aqueous electrolyte solutions was examined. MnO2 as a component of nanodispersed MnO2/C (Vulcan® composite was successfully synthesized hydrothermally. Electrochemical properties of this material were investigated in aqueous saturated LiNO3 solution by both cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charging/discharging (LiMn2O4 as cathode material techniques. The obtained composite shows a relatively good initial discharge capacity of 96.5 mAh/g which, after 50th charging/discharging cycles, drops to the value of 57mAh/g. MnO2/C (Vulcan® composite, in combination with LiMn2O4 as a cathode material, shows better discharge capacity compared to other anodic materials used in aqueous Li-ion batteries according to certain studies that have been conducted. Its good reversibility and cyclability, and the fact that hydrothermal method is simple and effective, makes MnO2/C(Vulcan® composite a promising anodic material for aqueous Li-ion batteries.

  19. Silica fertilization and nano-MnO₂ amendment on bacterial community composition in high arsenic paddy soils.

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    Shao, Jihai; He, Yaxian; Zhang, Huiling; Chen, Anwei; Lei, Ming; Chen, Junfeng; Peng, Liang; Gu, Ji-Dong

    2016-03-01

    Silica fertilization and nano-MnO2 amendment are reported as useful approaches in lowering the accumulation of arsenic in rice grains, but the effects of silica fertilization or nano-MnO2 amendment on microbial community in the paddy soils containing high concentration of arsenic are still unknown. In order to elucidate this question, the structures and composition of microbial community in the paddy soils, in response to silica fertilization and nano-MnO2 amendment, were investigated using pyrosequencing technique. The results indicated that Proteobacteria, Chloroflexi, and Acidobacteria were the main dominating phyla in these paddy soils. A decrease in the relative abundance of Chloroflexi and Cyanobacteria, but an increase in the relative abundance of Acidobacteria was observed after silica fertilization and nano-MnO2 amendment. The changes of Acidobacteria, Chloroflexi, and Cyanobacteria were strongly correlated with pH and the concentration of bioavailable arsenic in the paddy soils. The α-diversity of bacteria in the paddy soils increased in response to silica fertilization at low amendment level, but decreased under silica or nano-MnO2 amendment at high amendment level. Results of β-diversity analysis indicated that the microbial communities in the control treatment shared more similarity with that of those received low level of nano-MnO2 amendment, and the two silica fertilization treatments also shared more similarity with each other.

  20. MnO2-Carbon nanotube composite for high-areal-density supercapacitors with high rate performance

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    Wang, Ke; Gao, Shan; Du, Zhaolong; Yuan, Anbao; Lu, Wei; Chen, Liwei

    2016-02-01

    Practical supercapacitor devices require high areal capacitance and areal power density, and thus demand high utilization of active material and good rate performance under high areal mass loading. However, ion transport in high-mass-loading electrodes can be a challenge, which leads to deteriorate specific capacitance and rate performance. In this paper, a well-dispersed porous MnO2-carbon nanotube (CNT) composite was prepared for use as a supercapacitor electrode material. The small MnO2 nanoparticles and porous CNT network facilitated fast electron/ion transfer kinetics in the electrode. With a mass loading as high as 6.4 mg cm-2 on the electrode, the MnO2-CNT composite exhibited an excellent areal capacitance of 1.0 F cm-2 at 0.2 A g-1 (1.28 mA cm-2), with a retention of 77% even at a high current density of 20 A g-1 (128 mA cm-2). The electrode exhibited a high power density of 45.2 kW kg-1 (0.29 W cm-2) while maintaining a reasonable energy density of 16.7 Wh kg-1 (106 μWh cm-2). No apparent fading was observed even after 3000 charge/discharge cycles at 1 A g-1. This porous and evenly distributed MnO2-CNT composite has great potential for practical applications in supercapacitors.

  1. Synthesis, structural and luminescence properties of Mn doped ZnO/Zn2SiO4 composite microphosphor

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    Ramakrishna, P. V.; Murthy, D. B. R. K.; Sastry, D. L.; Samatha, K.

    2014-08-01

    Manganese doped ZnO/Zn2SiO4 (MZS) composite phosphors were successfully prepared by conventional solid state reaction method. The structural and optical properties of as-prepared samples were analysed by means of XRD, SEM, PLE and PL. The result shows that the samples consist of both ZnO and ZnSiO4 phases which confirms the composite phosphor. The strain acting on the phosphor is found to be in the range of 0.0040-0.0058 for different concentration of Mn2+ doping. The doping of Mn2+ significantly influences the optical properties of phosphor. Under 266 nm laser excitation samples show green emission (∼530 nm) and with 355 nm laser excitation blue emission (∼441 nm) is shown. The enhancement of luminescence intensity is achieved with Mn2+ doping up to an optimum concentration (10 at.%) and then decreases. On 266 nm excitation, blue emission intensity decreases with Mn2+ doping. This composite phosphor shows both blue and green emission under different excitations.

  2. Fabrication of core/shell structured SiO2/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite and its photoluminescence properties

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    Park, Jehong; Kim, Jongsu; Kwon, Hansang

    2017-10-01

    Core/shell structured SiO2/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite was prepared by thermal-diffusion reaction between SiO2 and Zn1-xMnxO particles, which is a low cost solid-state method. The X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope results showed that a 5- μm-thick dense Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ layer was successfully formed on the surface of the SiO2 particles. The PL spectrum of the SiO2/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite revealed a green emission peak at 526 nm with PL intensity 20% higher than that of the conventional Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ particles. In addition, the decay time of the SiO2/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite was shorter ( τ 10% = 7 ms) than that of the conventional Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ particles ( τ 10% =12 ms), which is owing to the relaxation of forbidden transition of Mn2+ ions due to the localized stress of Mn2+ ions arising from the surface tension in the SiO2/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite.

  3. Corrosion evaluation of zirconium doped oxide coatings on aluminum formed by plasma electrolytic oxidation.

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    Bajat, Jelena; Mišković-Stanković, Vesna; Vasilić, Rastko; Stojadinović, Stevan

    2014-01-01

    The plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) of aluminum in sodium tungstate (Na(2)WO(4) · (2)H(2)O) and Na(2)WO(4) · (2)H(2)O doped with Zr was analyzed in order to obtain oxide coatings with improved corrosion resistance. The influence of current density in PEO process and anodization time was investigated, as well as the influence of Zr, with the aim to find out how they affect the chemical content, morphology, surface roughness, and corrosion stability of oxide coatings. It was shown that the presence of Zr increases the corrosion stability of oxide coatings for all investigated PEO times. Evolution of EIS spectra during the exposure to 3% NaCl, as a strong corrosive agent, indicated the highest corrosion stability for PEO coating formed on aluminum at 70 mA/cm(2) for 2 min in a zirconium containing electrolyte.

  4. A hierarchically nanostructured composite of MnO{sub 2}/conjugated polymer/graphene for high-performance lithium ion batteries

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    Guo, Chun Xian; Chen, Tao; Li, Chang Ming [Institute for Clean Energy and Advanced Materials, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); Wang, Min; Lou, Xiong Wen [School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

    2011-10-15

    A hierarchically nanostructured composite of MnO{sub 2}/conjugated polymer/graphene is designed and fabricated for lithium ion batteries. The composite can produce a reversible capacity more than ten times that of plain MnO{sub 2}-based devices. The described approach can be used to create desired hierarchically nanostructured composite electrodes for broad applications in energy conversion/storage systems. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  5. Titanium-nitride-oxide-coated coronary stents: insights from the available evidence.

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    Karjalainen, Pasi P; Nammas, Wail

    2017-06-01

    Coating of stent surface with a biocompatible material is suggested to improve stent safety profile. A proprietary process was developed to coat titanium-nitride-oxide on the stent surface, based on plasma technology that uses the nano-synthesis of gas and metal. Preclinical in vitro and in vivo investigation confirmed blood compatibility of titanium (nitride-) oxide films. Titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents demonstrated a better angiographic outcome, compared with bare-metal stents at mid-term follow-up; however, they failed to achieve non-inferiority for angiographic outcome versus second-generation drug-eluting stents. Observational studies showed adequate clinical outcome at mid-term follow-up. Non-randomized studies showed an outcome of titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents comparable to - or better than - first-generation drug-eluting stents at long-term follow-up. Two randomized controlled trials demonstrated comparable efficacy outcome, and a better safety outcome of titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents versus drug-eluting stents at long-term follow-up. Evaluation by optical coherence tomography at mid-term follow-up revealed better neointimal strut coverage associated with titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents versus drug-eluting stents; yet, neointimal hyperplasia thickness was greater. Key messages Stents coated with titanium-nitride-oxide demonstrated biocompatibility in preclinical studies: they inhibit platelet and fibrin deposition, and reduce neointimal growth. In observational and non-randomized studies, titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents were associated with adequate safety and efficacy outcome. In randomized trials of patients with acute coronary syndrome, titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents were associated with a better safety outcome, compared with drug-eluting stents; efficacy outcome was comparable.

  6. The Preparation of Carbon Nanotube/MnO2 Composite Fiber and Its Application to Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor

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    Li Li

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, flexible electronic devices pursued for potential applications. The design and the fabrication of a novel flexible nanoarchitecture by coating electrical conductive MWCNT fiber with ultrathin films of MnO2 to achieve high specific capacitance, for micro-supercapacitors electrode applications, are demonstrated here. The MWCNT/MnO2 composite fiber electrode was prepared by the electrochemical deposition which was carried out through using two different methods: cyclic voltammetry and potentiostatic methods. The cyclic voltammetry method can get “crumpled paper ball” morphology MnO2 which has bigger specific capacitances than that achieved by potentiostatic method. The flexible micro-supercapacitor was fabricated by twisting two aligned MWCNT fibers and showed an area specific capacitance of 2.43 mF/cm2. The flexible micro-supercapacitors also enable promising applications in various fields.

  7. Controllable synthesis of hierarchical MnOx/TiO2 composite nanofibers for complete oxidation of low-concentration acetone.

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    Zhu, Xuecheng; Zhang, Shuo; Yu, Xinning; Zhu, Xinbo; Zheng, Chenghang; Gao, Xiang; Luo, Zhongyang; Cen, Kefa

    2017-09-05

    A novel hierarchical MnOx/TiO2 composite nanofiber was fabricated by combining the electrospinning technique and hydrothermal growth method. The synthesized nanomaterial, which comprised primary TiO2 nanofibers and secondary MnOx nanoneedles, was further investigated for complete catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds for the first time, and this presented high-oxidation performance on low-concentration acetone. The morphological, structural, physicochemical characterization, and catalytic performance analyses demonstrated that the highest catalytic activity was achieved from the obtained MnOx/TiO2 nanofiber catalyst with 30wt.% manganese loading. This finding can be ascribed to the synergistic effect of the specific hierarchical nanofibrous morphology, the abundant surface-adsorbed oxygen, the superior redox property, and the sufficient specific surface. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. On the Novel Biaxial Strain Relaxation Mechanism in Epitaxial Composition Graded La1−xSrxMnO3 Thin Film Synthesized by RF Magnetron Sputtering

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    Yishu Wang

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available We report on a novel method to fabricate composition gradient, epitaxial La1−xSrxMnO3 thin films with the objective to alleviate biaxial film strain. In this work, epitaxial, composition gradient La1−xSrxMnO3, and pure LaMnO3 and La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films were deposited by radio frequency (RF magnetron sputtering. The crystalline and epitaxy of all films were first studied by symmetric θ–2θ X-ray diffraction (XRD and low angle XRD experiments. Detailed microstructural characterization across the film thickness was conducted by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Four compositional gradient domains were observed in the La1−xSrxMnO3 film ranging from LaMnO3 rich to La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 at the surface. A continuous reduction in the lattice parameter was observed accompanied by a significant reduction in the out-of-plane strain in the film. Fabrication of the composition gradient La1−xSrxMnO3 thin film was found to be a powerful method to relieve biaxial strain under critical thickness. Besides, the coexistence of domains with a composition variance is opening up various new possibilities of designing new nanoscale structures with unusual cross coupled properties.

  9. Studies on anodic oxide coating with low absorptance and high emittance on aluminum alloy 2024

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    Siva Kumar, C. [Department of Post-graduate studies in Chemistry, Central College, Bangalore (India); Sharma, A.K. [Thermal Process Section, ISRO Satellite Centre, Vimanapura Post, Bangalore (India); Mahendra, K.N.; Mayanna, S.M. [Department of Post-graduate studies in Chemistry, Central College, Bangalore (India)

    2000-01-01

    Anodization of AA 2024 in sulfuric acid bath containing glycerol, lactic acid and ammonium metavenadate has been studied to develop white anodic oxide coating. Investigation on the influence of various operating parameters - coating thickness, current density and ammonium metavenadate concentration on the optical properties was carried out to optimize the process. Infrared, atomic absorption spectroscopic techniques and scanning electron micrograph were used to characterize the coating. The obtained oxide coating provides a ratio of solar absorptance ({alpha}) to infrared emittance ({epsilon}), as low as 0.2. The optical properties and hardness values measured under optimum experimental conditions support its use as a thermal control coating.

  10. The Use of Spray-Dried Mn3O4/C Composites as Electrocatalysts for Li–O2 Batteries

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    Hong-Kai Yang

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The electrocatalytic activities of Mn3O4/C composites are studied in lithium–oxygen (Li–O2 batteries as cathode catalysts. The Mn3O4/C composites are fabricated using ultrasonic spray pyrolysis (USP with organic surfactants as the carbon sources. The physical and electrochemical performance of the composites is characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, particle size analysis, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET measurements, elemental analysis, galvanostatic charge–discharge methods and rotating ring-disk electrode (RRDE measurements. The electrochemical tests demonstrate that the Mn3O4/C composite that is prepared using Trition X-114 (TX114 surfactant has higher activity as a bi-functional catalyst and delivers better oxygen reduction reaction (ORR and oxygen evolution reaction (OER catalytic performance in Li–O2 batteries because there is a larger surface area and particles are homogeneous with a meso/macro porous structure. The rate constant (kf for the production of superoxide radical (O2•− and the propylene carbonate (PC-electrolyte decomposition rate constant (k for M3O4/C and Super P electrodes are measured using RRDE experiments and analysis in the 0.1 M tetrabutylammonium hexafluorophosphate (TBAPF6/PC electrolyte. The results show that TX114 has higher electrocatalytic activity for the first step of ORR to generate O2•− and produces a faster PC-electrolyte decomposition rate.

  11. Solvothermal synthesis of MnFe2O4-graphene composite-Investigation of its adsorption and antimicrobial properties

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    Chella, Santhosh; Kollu, Pratap; Komarala, Eswara Vara P. R.; Doshi, Sejal; Saranya, Murugan; Felix, Sathiyanathan; Ramachandran, Rajendran; Saravanan, Padmanapan; Koneru, Vijaya Lakshmi; Venugopal, Velmurugan; Jeong, Soon Kwan; Nirmala Grace, Andrews

    2015-02-01

    Graphene manganese ferrite (MnFe2O4-G) composite was prepared by a solvothermal process. The as-prepared graphene manganese ferrite composite was tested for the adsorption of lead (Pb(II)) and cadmium (Cd(II)) ions by analytical methods under diverse experimental parameters. With respect to contact time measurements, the adsorption of Pb and Cd ions increased and reached equilibrium within 120 and 180 min at 37 °C with a maximum adsorption at pH 5 and 7 respectively. The Langmuir model correlates to the experimental data showing an adsorption capacity of 100 for Pb(II) and 76.90 mg g-1 for Cd(II) ions. Thermodynamic studies revealed that the adsorption of Pb and Cd ions onto MnFe2O4-G was spontaneous, exothermic and feasible in the range of 27-47 °C. Cytotoxicity behavior of graphene against bacterial cell membrane is well known. To better understand its antimicrobial mechanism, the antibacterial activity of graphene and MnFe2O4-G nanocomposite was compared. Under similar concentration and incubation conditions, nanocomposite MnFe2O4-G dispersion showed the highest antibacterial activity of 82%, as compared to graphene showing 37% cell loss. Results showed that the prepared composite possess good adsorption efficiency and thus could be considered as an excellent material for removal of toxic heavy metal ions as explained by adsorption isotherm. Hence MnFe2O4-G can be used as an adsorbent as well as an antimicrobial agent.

  12. MnO2 nanorods/3D-rGO composite as high performance anode materials for Li-ion batteries

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    Liu, Hongdong; Hu, Zhongli; Su, Yongyao; Ruan, Haibo; Hu, Rong; Zhang, Lei

    2017-01-01

    MnO2 nanorods/three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide (3D-rGO) composite has been synthesized by a simple in situ hydrothermal methord. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern of the as-prepared composite reveals tetragonal structure of α-MnO2. Raman spectroscopic and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of the samples confirm the coexistence of MnO2 and graphene. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis shows the large surface area of the composite. The electron microscopy images of the as-synthesized products reveals the MnO2 nanorods are homogeneously grown on 3D-rGO matrix. Electrochemical characterization exhibits the MnO2 nanorods/3D-rGO composite with large reversible capacity (595 mA h g-1 over 60 cycles at 100 mA g-1), high coulombic efficiency (above 99%), excellent rate capability and good cyclic stability. The superior electrochemical performance can be attributed to the turf-like nanostructure of composite, high capacity of MnO2 and superior electrical conductivity of 3D-rGO. It suggests that MnO2 nanorods/3D-rGO composite will be a promising anode material for Li-ion batteries.

  13. CoxFe1-x oxide coatings on metallic interconnects for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Shen, Fengyu; Lu, Kathy

    2016-10-01

    In order to improve the performance of Cr-containing steel as an interconnect material for solid oxide fuel cells, CoFe alloy coatings with Co:Fe ratios of 9:1, 8:2, 7:3, 6:4, and 5:5 are deposited by electrodeposition and then oxidized to CoxFe1-x oxide coatings with a thickness of ∼6 μm as protective layers on the interconnect. The area specific resistance of the coated interconnect increases with the Fe content. Higher Co content oxide coatings are more effective in limiting the growth of the chromia scale while all coatings are effective in inhibiting Cr diffusion and evaporation. With the Co0.8Fe0.2 oxide coated interconnect, the electrochemical performance of the Sm0.5Sr0.5Co0.2Fe0.8O3 cathode is improved. Only 1.54 atomic percentage of Cr is detected on the surface of the Sm0.5Sr0.5Co0.2Fe0.8O3 cathode while no Cr is detected 0.66 μm or more into the cathode. CoxFe1-x oxide coatings are promising candidates for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects with the advantage of using existing cathode species for compatibility and performance enhancement.

  14. Optical properties and environmental stability of oxide coatings deposited by reactive sputtering.

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    Edlou, S M; Smajkiewicz, A; Al-Jumaily, G A

    1993-10-01

    Refractory metal-oxide coatings are deposited by reactive dc magnetron sputtering in an oxygen environment. The optical constants and the environmental stability of silicon oxide, aluminium oxide, hafnium oxide, zirconium oxide, tantalum oxide, titanium oxide, and a blend of hafnium oxide with silicon oxide are investigated. Properties of both single-layer and multilayer interference filters are examined.

  15. Synthesis of poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene/MnO2 composites and their applications in the adsorptive removal of methylene blue

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    Ruxangul Jamal

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene/MnO2 composites (PProDOT/MnO2 were prepared successfully by soaking the PProDOT powders into potassium permanganate (KMnO4 solution, with the mass ratio of PProDOT and KMnO4 from 2:1 to 1:2. The structure and morphology of composites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible absorption spectra (UV, X-ray diffraction (XRD, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX and field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM. Furthermore, PProDOT/MnO2 composites were tested as the adsorbents for removal of methylene blue (MB from aqueous solution. The results revealed that the composites were successfully synthesized, and the thiophene sulfur was oxidized into sulfoxide by KMnO4. The highest percentage removal of MB after 30 min was 91% for PProDOT/MnO2 (1:2 composite, and the percentage removal of MB was ~12 mg g−1 after 60 min at initial concentrations of MB dye of 5.6 mg L−1 in the case of PProDOT/MnO2 (1:2 composite. Besides, the adsorption process of PProDOT/MnO2 (1:2 composite was described by pseudo-second-order and Langmuir models.

  16. One-step synthesis and structural quantitative analysis of La_(2/3)Sr_(1/3)MnO_3/La_(1.4)Sr_(1.6)Mn_2O_7 composites

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    赵旭; 陈伟; 宗云; 东艳晖; 郭家俊; 范素丽

    2010-01-01

    La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/La1.4Sr1.6Mn2O7 composites with arbitrary weight percentage were prepared using a one-step solid-state reaction method. The experimental results demonstrated that addition of K2CO3 during preparation favored the formation of the composites even though the K+ ions were volatilized under the high temperatures of sintering. Full quantitative analysis with the Rietveld method showed that the content of La1.4Sr1.6Mn2O7 phase decreased and the fraction of the La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 phase increased as the a...

  17. Photocatalytic degradation of organic reactive dyes over MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites under UV-visible irradiation.

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    Sivakumar, Santhanam; Selvaraj, Ayyasamy; Ramasamy, Anaipalayam Kandasamy

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the photocatalytic degradation of organic reactive dyes have been investigated using MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites in the presence of electron acceptors under UV-Visible light irradiation. This MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites were prepared by annealing different mass ratios of pyrophanite MnTiO3 (3-11 wt%) and TiO2 at 300°C. All the MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites were characterized by spectral techniques like X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and diffused reflectance UV-visible spectroscopic analysis (DRS). Among them, 9 wt% MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites exhibited higher photocatalytic activity for the degradation of Reactive Blue 4 (RB 4). The photocatalytic efficiency of 9 wt% MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites was further enhanced by the addition of substantial amount of electron acceptors like hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ammonium peroxydisulfate ([NH4]2S2O8). The presence of oxidants (electron acceptors) facilitates the fast degradation of dye solution even in higher concentration upto 200 mg/L. The photocatalytic activity of MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites was also studied for the degradation of other four different structured reactive dyes. The extent of mineralization of these organic reactive dyes during photocatalytic degradation was estimated from COD analysis. MnTiO3/TiO2 heterojunction composites was also found to have good photostability in the presence of oxidants.

  18. Stable isotope, chemical, and mineral compositions of the Middle Proterozoic Lijiaying Mn deposit, Shaanxi Province, China

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    Yeh, Hsueh-Wen; Hein, James R.; Ye, Jie; Fan, Delian

    1999-01-01

    The Lijiaying Mn deposit, located about 250 km southwest of Xian, is a high-quality ore characterized by low P and Fe contents and a mean Mn content of about 23%. The ore deposit occurs in shallow-water marine sedimentary rocks of probable Middle Proterozoic age. Carbonate minerals in the ore deposit include kutnahorite, calcite, Mn calcite, and Mg calcite. Carbon (−0.4 to −4.0‰) and oxygen (−3.7 to −12.9‰) isotopes show that, with a few exceptions, those carbonate minerals are not pristine low-temperature marine precipitates. All samples are depleted in rare earth elements (REEs) relative to shale and have negative Eu and positive Ce anomalies on chondrite-normalized plots. The Fe/Mn ratios of representative ore samples range from about 0.034 to atmospheric oxygen content during the Middle Proterozoic may have been lower than it has been during the Cenozoic.

  19. The capacitive behaviours of MnO{sub 2}/carbon fiber composite electrode prepared in the presence of sodium tetraborate

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    Chi, Hong Zhong, E-mail: hzchi@hdu.edu.cn; Yin, Shi; Cen, Di; Chen, Kaijian; Hu, Yongping; Qin, Haiying; Zhu, Hongjie

    2016-09-05

    The preparation and capacitive behaviour of boron-doped birnessite-type manganese dioxide is described. The MnO{sub 2} has been deposited directly onto carbon fiber substrate via the in-situ redox reaction between KMnO{sub 4} and carbon fiber in the presence of sodium tetraborate. A combination of physical techniques (scan electron microscopy, transmission electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectra) and electrochemical methods (cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectra and galvanostatic charge/discharge) is used to study the effects of the presence of sodium tetraborate on the deposition process, morphology, microstructure, and capacitive properties. The repulsions among “hunter” ion [B(OH){sub 4}]{sup –} resulting from the hydrolysis of Na{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7} lead the nucleation points to grow outward individually and thus the formation of MnO{sub 2} films that are covered with large amounts of isolated nanoparticles about 50–100 nm in diameter. The increasing binding energies of manganese and oxygen should be a result of interstitial boron ions in MnO{sub 2} lattice. The electrochemical measurements indicate that the boron-doped MnO{sub 2} electrode has larger specific capacitance, better rate capacity as well as superior cycle stability. - Highlights: • Boron doping by using sodium tetraborate as dopant. • Boron-doped birnessite-type MnO{sub 2}/carbon fiber composite electrode. • Enhanced capacitive properties through nonmetal element doping.

  20. Selective adsorption and determination of iron(III): Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets as marker of iron for environmental applications

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    Khan, Sher Bahadar; Rahman, Mohammed M.; Marwani, Hadi M.; Asiri, Abdullah M.; Alamry, Khalid A.; Rub, Malik Abdul

    2013-10-01

    Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets have been synthesized by simple and low temperature magnetic stirring method and applied for water treatment application. The synthesized Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets were characterized by using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The spectroscopic techniques agreed that synthesized product is well crystalline nanosheets composed of Mn3O4/TiO2. The analytical potential of synthesized Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets was studied for a selective separation of Fe3+ prior to its determination by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. The selectivity of Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets toward different metal ions, including Au3+, Cd2+, Co2+, Cr3+, Fe3+, Pd2+ and Zn2+ was investigated. Results of the selectivity study demonstrated that Mn3O4/TiO2 composite nanosheets were the most selective toward Fe3+. The adsorption capacity of Fe3+ was found to be 69.80 mg g-1. Moreover, adsorption isotherm data also provided that the adsorption process was mainly monolayer on a homogeneous adsorbent surface.

  1. An experimental investigation of innovative bridge columns with engineered cementitious composites and Cu-Al-Mn super-elastic alloys

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    Hosseini, F.; Gencturk, B.; Lahpour, S.; Ibague Gil, D.

    2015-08-01

    Recent strong earthquakes have shown that reinforced concrete (RC) bridge columns constructed using conventional materials and techniques suffer from major damage and permanent deformations. The yielding of the longitudinal reinforcement as the main source of energy absorption, and cracking and spalling of concrete results in a dysfunctional bridge structure that does not support the post-disaster recovery efforts. This paper investigates the use of engineered cementitious composites (ECCs) and Cu-Al-Mn super-elastic alloys (SEAs) to improve the performance of bridge columns under seismic loads. A new column design is proposed, which is composed of a pre-fabricated ECC tube that encompasses the longitudinal and transverse steel reinforcement (rebar). The rebar in the plastic hinge region of the cantilever columns was totally or partially replaced with Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars. The tube was filled with conventional concrete after it was placed inside the rebar cage of the foundation. ECC exhibits superior tensile ductility, bonding with steel, energy absorption and shear resistance, in addition to lower permeability and reduced crack widths compared to conventional concrete. Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars are capable of recovering large inelastic deformations exceeding 12% strain. The proposed approach capitalizes on the deformability of ECC with reduced damage, and the energy absorption capacity of Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars without permanent deformation. A total of six column specimens were constructed and tested under simulated seismic loading. The number of rebars replaced with Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars, ECC mixture design, and the ratio of the concrete core area to total column cross-sectional area were the variables investigated in the test program. A comparison of the results indicated that the proposed concept with no Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars provides higher lateral strength, similar energy absorption and reduced damage compared to conventional RC columns; however, similar to a conventional column, it

  2. Synthesis of Mn-sensitized TiO{sub 2}nanoparticles: influence of sequence of reagents on phase composition and photocatalytic activity

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    Kuzmicheva, Galina M.; Savinkina, Elena V., E-mail: e.savinkina@mail.ru; Obolenskaya, Lubov N. [Lomonosov University of Fine Chemical Technology (Russian Federation); Zubavichus, Yan V.; Murzin, Vadim Y. [National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Russian Federation); Podbelskiy, Vadim V. [National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation); Sadovskaya, Nataliya V. [Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry (Russian Federation)

    2015-10-15

    A new approach has been developed to synthesize manganese-containing titanium dioxide materials by hydrolysis of titanyl sulfate. The samples were studied by a complex of methods (synchrotron radiation X-ray powder diffraction, high-resolution scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, absorption spectroscopy). The sequence of the added reagents effects the phase composition (anatase or mixtures of anatase and “η-TiO{sub 2}”), size of crystallites, nanoparticles and agglomerates, manganese content, and oxidation state (Mn{sup 3+}, Mn{sup 2+}/Mn{sup 3+}, or Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+}). The Mn-doped TiO{sub 2} samples have been proven to have high photocatalytic activity for methyl orange (MO) under visible light. The rate of MO degradation reached 0.0046 min{sup −1} (50 % in 150 min) for the sample containing a mixture of anatase (75 %) and “η-TiO{sub 2}” (25 %) with a high degree of amorphism; the sample is characterized by the smallest size of crystallites (44.3 Å), the largest size of nanoparticles (33 nm) and agglomerates (10 μm), and the lowest manganese content (0.3 at. %) with the ratio Mn{sup 3+}:Mn{sup 4+} = 1:1. The resultant Mn-doped titania has potential applications in photocatalysis and environmental protection.

  3. Facile preparation of magnetic mesoporous MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites for Cr(VI) adsorption and reduction.

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    Li, Na; Fu, Fenglian; Lu, Jianwei; Ding, Zecong; Tang, Bing; Pang, Jiabin

    2017-01-01

    Chromium-contaminated water is regarded as one of the biggest threats to human health. In this study, a novel magnetic mesoporous MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composite was prepared by a facile one-step modification method and applied to remove Cr(VI). X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, specific surface area, and vibrating sample magnetometer were used to characterize MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites. The morphology analysis showed that the composites displayed a core-shell structure. The outer shell was mesoporous silica with CTAB and the core was MnFe2O4 nanoparticles, which ensured the easy separation by an external magnetic field. The performance of MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites in Cr(VI) removal was far better than that of bare MnFe2O4 nanoparticles. There were two reasons for the effective removal of Cr(VI) by MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites: (1) mesoporous silica shell with abundant CTA(+) significantly enhanced the Cr(VI) adsorption capacity of the composites; (2) a portion of Cr(VI) was reduced to less toxic Cr(III) by MnFe2O4, followed by Cr(III) immobilized on MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites, which had been demonstrated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results. The adsorption of Cr(VI) onto MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB followed the Freundlich isotherm model and pseudo-second-order model. Tests on the regeneration and reuse of the composites were performed. The removal efficiency of Cr(VI) still retained 92.4% in the sixth cycle. MnFe2O4@SiO2-CTAB composites exhibited a great potential for the removal of Cr(VI) from water.

  4. Synthesis and Electrochemical Capacity of MnO2/SMWCNT/PANI Ternary Composites%MnO2/SMWCNT/PANI三元复合材料的合成及其电化学电容性能

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    肖兴中; 易清风

    2013-01-01

    Binary MnO2/acidified multi-walled carbon nanotube (SMWCNT) and temary MnO2/SMWCNT/polyaniline (PANI) composites were prepared by liquid-phase precipitation method.SEM images show that the morphology of the materials presents a typical porous structure.The electrochemical capacitive performance of the prepared samples in 0.1 mol/LK2SO4 solution was investigated by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge tests.The binary MnO2/SMWCNT composites exhibits improved capacitance compared with the SMWCNT.Further,the ternary MnO2/SMWCNT/PANI composites display quasi-rectangular voltammogram shapes and high capacitor properties.The sample with the mass ratio of MnO2∶SMWCNT∶PANI=1∶1∶0.4 displays the best performance in all electrode materials.The specific capacitance of the sample reaches 318.6 F/g at the current density of 0.1 A/g,and its oxidation current density reaches 6.02 A/g.92.7% current value is maintained after 100 cycles.The high electrochemical capacitors of the ternary MnO2/SMWCNT/PANI composites may be ascribed to their porous morphological structure and well-dispersed MnO2 particles on SMWCNT and PANI.%用液相沉淀法制备了二氧化锰/酸化多壁碳纳米管(MnO2/SMWCNT)和二氧化锰/酸化多壁碳纳米管/聚苯胺(MnO2/SMWCNT/PANI)电极材料.通过循环伏安、恒电流充放电等方法测试了样品的电化学性能.结果表明,当MnO2∶SMWCNT∶PANI的质量比为1∶1∶0.4时,它的电化学性能最好,在0.1A/g电流密度下的比电容为318.6 F/g,氧化电流为6.02 A/g,循环100次后电流保持率保持在92.7%.

  5. Electrochemical reduction of nitroaromatic compounds by single sheet iron oxide coated electrodes

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    Huang, Li-Zhi, E-mail: lizhi@plen.ku.dk [Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK–1871 Frederiksberg C (Denmark); Hansen, Hans Christian B. [Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK–1871 Frederiksberg C (Denmark); Bjerrum, Morten Jannik [Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK–2100 København Ø (Denmark)

    2016-04-05

    Highlights: • Composite layers of single sheet iron oxides were coated on indium tin oxide electrodes. • Single sheet iron oxide is an electro-catalyst for reduction of nitroaromatic compounds in aqueous solution. • The reduction is well explained by a diffusion layer model. • The charge properties of the nitrophenols have an important influence on reduction. • Low-cost iron oxide based materials are promising electro-catalyst for water treatment. - Abstract: Nitroaromatic compounds are substantial hazard to the environment and to the supply of clean drinking water. We report here the successful reduction of nitroaromatic compounds by use of iron oxide coated electrodes, and demonstrate that single sheet iron oxides formed from layered iron(II)-iron(III) hydroxides have unusual electrocatalytic reactivity. Electrodes were produced by coating of single sheet iron oxides on indium tin oxide electrodes. A reduction current density of 10 to 30 μA cm{sup −2} was observed in stirred aqueous solution at pH 7 with concentrations of 25 to 400 μM of the nitroaromatic compound at a potential of −0.7 V vs. SHE. Fast mass transfer favors the initial reduction of the nitroaromatic compound which is well explained by a diffusion layer model. Reduction was found to comprise two consecutive reactions: a fast four-electron first-order reduction of the nitro-group to the hydroxylamine-intermediate (rate constant = 0.28 h{sup −1}) followed by a slower two-electron zero-order reduction resulting in the final amino product (rate constant = 6.9 μM h{sup −1}). The zero-order of the latter reduction was attributed to saturation of the electrode surface with hydroxylamine-intermediates which have a more negative half-wave potential than the parent compound. For reduction of nitroaromatic compounds, the SSI electrode is found superior to metal electrodes due to low cost and high stability, and superior to carbon-based electrodes in terms of high coulombic efficiency and

  6. Composition and origin of Early Cambrian Tiantaishan phosphorite-Mn carbonate ores, Shaanxi Province, China

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    Hein, J.R.; Fan, D.; Ye, J.; Liu, T.; Yeh, H.-W.

    1999-01-01

    The Tiantaishan phosphorite-Mn carbonate ores occur in the Early Cambrian Tananpo Formation in complexly folded and faulted rocks located in southern Shaanxi Province. About 65 x 106 tonnes of 17% P2O5 ore reserves exist and Mn-ore reserves are about 8.3 x 106 tonnes of +18% Mn. The stratigraphic sequence in ascending order consists of black phyllite, black to gray phosphorite ore, black phyllite, rhodochrostone ore, Mn mixed-carbonates, and dolostone. Data are presented from microprobe mineral chemistry, whole-rock chemistry, stable isotopes of carbonates, X-ray mineralogy, petrographic and SEM observations, and statistical analysis of chemical data. The dominant ore-forming minerals are hydroxy- and carbonate fluorapatite and Ca rhodochrosite, with Mg kutnahorite and dolomite comprising the Mn mixed-carbonate section. Pyrite occurs in all rock types and alabandite (MnS) occurs throughout the rhodochrostone section. The mean P2O5 content of phosphorite is 31% and argillaceous phosphorite is 16%, while the mean MnO content of rhodochrostone ore is 37%. Phosphorite ores are massive, spheroidal, laminated, and banded, while rhodochrostone ores have oolitic, spheroidal, and granular fabrics. The most distinguishing characteristics of the ores are high total organic carbon (TOC) contents (mean 8.4%) in the phosphorite and high P2O5 contents (mean 2.7%) in the rhodochrostone ore. The atypically high TOC contents in the Tiantaishan phosphorite probably result from very strong productivity leading to high sedimentation rates accompanied by weak reworking of sediments; poor utilization of the organic matter by bacteria; and/or partial replacement of bacterial or algal mats by the apatite. The depositional setting of the ores was the margin of an epicontinental seaway created as a direct consequence of global processes that included break-up of a supercontinent, formation of narrow seaways, creation of extensive continental shelves, overturn of stagnant, metal-rich deep

  7. Decolorization of black liquor from bioethanol G2 production using iron oxide coating sands

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    Barlianti, Vera; Triwahyuni, Eka; Waluyo, Joko; Sari, Ajeng Arum

    2017-01-01

    Bioethanol G2 production using oil palm empty fruit bunch as raw material consists of four steps, namely pretreatment, hydrolysis, fermentation, and purification process. Pretreatment process generates black liquor that causes serious environmental pollution if it is released to the environment. The objective of this research is studying the ability of iron oxide coating sands to adsorb the color of black liquor. The iron oxide coating sands were synthesized from FeCl3.6H2O with quartz sands as support material. This research was conducted on batch mode using black liquor in various pH values. Result obtained that kind of iron oxide on quartz sands's surface was goethite. The result also indicated decreasing of color intensity of black liquor after adsorption process. This research supports local material utilization in environmental technology development to solve some environmental problems.

  8. A Comparative Study of Natural Fiber and Glass Fiber Fabrics Properties with Metal or Oxide Coatings

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    Lusis, Andrej; Pentjuss, Evalds; Bajars, Gunars; Sidorovicha, Uljana; Strazds, Guntis

    2015-03-01

    Rapidly growing global demand for technical textiles industries is stimulated to develop new materials based on hybrid materials (yarns, fabrics) made from natural and glass fibres. The influence of moisture on the electrical properties of metal and metal oxide coated bast (flax, hemp) fibre and glass fibre fabrics are studied by electrical impedance spectroscopy and thermogravimetry. The bast fibre and glass fiber fabrics are characterized with electrical sheet resistance. The method for description of electrical sheet resistance of the metal and metal oxide coated technical textile is discussed. The method can be used by designers to estimate the influence of moisture on technical data of new metal coated hybrid technical textile materials and products.

  9. Corrosion properties of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on an aluminium alloy – The effect of the PEO process stage

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    Dehnavi, Vahid, E-mail: vdehnavi@uwo.ca [Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, N6A 5B9 ON (Canada); Shoesmith, David W., E-mail: dwshoesm@uwo.ca [Surface Science Western, Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, N6A 5B7 ON (Canada); Luan, Ben Li, E-mail: Ben.Luan@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca [National Research Council Canada, 800 Collip Circle, London, N6G4X8 ON (Canada); Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, N6A 5B7 ON (Canada); Yari, Mehdi, E-mail: myari@uwo.ca [Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, N6A 5B7 ON (Canada); Liu, Xing Yang, E-mail: XingYang.Liu@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca [National Research Council Canada, 800 Collip Circle, London, N6G4X8 ON (Canada); Rohani, Sohrab, E-mail: srohani@uwo.ca [Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, N6A 5B9 ON (Canada)

    2015-07-01

    Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were grown on an aluminium alloy substrate using different processing parameters which enabled samples to be coated to different stages of the PEO process. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and linear polarization resistance (LPR) techniques were employed to investigate the impedance properties of the resulting oxide coatings which will determine the corrosion performance of the coated alloy. Scanning electron microscopy was used to relate the morphology of the coatings with their corrosion performance. A direct relationship was found between the stage of the PEO process, which affects the microstructure of the coatings, and the corrosion performance. Coating thickness and phase composition did not have any measurable influence on coating corrosion performance. To some degree corrosion performance could be tailored by the processing parameters. - Highlights: • Corrosion performance of PEO coatings was found to be dependent on coating stage. • The PEO stage determined by the process parameters controlled coatings morphology. • Samples coated at the end of stage 3 demonstrated better corrosion properties. • Coating thickness and phase composition showed no influence on corrosion resistance.

  10. Surface characteristics and electrochemical corrosion behavior of a pre-anodized microarc oxidation coating on titanium alloy.

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    Cui, W F; Jin, L; Zhou, L

    2013-10-01

    A porous bioactive titania coating on biomedical β titanium alloy was prepared by pre-anodization followed by micro arc oxidation technology. The effects of pre-anodization on the phase constituent, morphology and electrochemical corrosion behavior of the microarc oxidation coating were investigated. The results show that pre-anodization has less influence on the phase constituent and the surface morphology of the microarc oxidation coating, but improves the inner layer density of the microarc oxidation coating. The decrease of plasma discharge strength due to the presence of the pre-anodized oxide film contributes to the formation of the compact inner layer. The pre-anodized microarc oxidation coating effectively inhibits the penetration of the electrolyte in 0.9% NaCl solution and thus increases the corrosion resistance of the coated titanium alloy in physiological solution.

  11. Influence of oak planting on microelement composition (on example of Mn of ordinary chernozem

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    Y. O. Tagunova

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Changes of Mn content in the ordinary chernozem of the forb-fescue-stipa steppeunder the influence of oak afforestation within the Prisamar’ya Dniprovske region were studied. The increase of the Mn content in the soil under the artificial oak plantation was noted. The average gross content of Mn in the root layer of the chernozem improved by forest was 541.2 mg/kg and 139.2 mg/kg in the ordinary chernozem. Average content of potentially available metal (mobile forms in the root layer is 0.5 mg/kg in chernozem improved by forest, and 0.2 mg/kg in the ordinary chernozem.

  12. Rare earth oxide coatings to decrease high temperature degradation of chromia forming alloys

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    Stela Maria de Carvalho Fernandes

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available The addition of small quantities of reactive elements such as rare earths (RE to chromia or alumina forming alloys improves the high temperature oxidation resistance. Traditionally, these elements are alloying additions or are added as oxides to form a dispersion. The alloys can also be coated with RE oxides. Several methods can be used to coat alloy substrates with RE oxides and the sol-gel process is considered to be quite efficient, as it generates the very small oxide particles. This paper presents the influence of surface coatings of Ce, La, Pr, and Y oxide gels on the oxidation behavior of an Fe-20Cr alloy at 1000 °C. The morphology of the rare earth (RE oxide coatings varied with the nature of RE. The oxidation rate of RE oxide coated Fe-20Cr was significantly less than that of the uncoated alloy. The extent of influence the RE oxide coating exercised on the oxidation rate decreased in the following order: La, Ce, Pr, Y. The scale formed in the presence of RE oxide was very thin, fine grained and adherent chromia. A direct correlation between rare earth ion radius and the extent of influence on chromia growth rate at 1000 °C was observed.

  13. Studies on the Relation between the Composition of Thermal Sensitive MnZn Ferrite and Curie Temperature

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    2000-01-01

    Thermal sensitive MnZn ferrite is a kind of soft magnetic ferrite material with lower Curie temperature (Tc) and can be used to make many kinds of magnetic thermal sensitive sensors with high sensitivity. In this paper, the relation between the composition of thermal sensitive ferrite and Tc was studied. It was found that Tc changes linearly with ZnO extent when the content of Fe2O3 is fixed. Based on lots of experiments, an experimential formula to determine Tc was given out.

  14. The enthalpy change of the hcp {yields} fcc martensitic transformation in Fe-Mn-Co alloys: composition dependence and thermal cycling effects

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    Marinelli, P.; Fernandez Guillermet, A.; Sade, M

    2004-05-25

    Extending a recent calorimetric study of the Fe-Mn system the enthalpy change associated with the fcc{yields}hcp martensitic transformation in the Fe-Mn-Co system has been determined in alloys with 13{<=}at.% Mn{<=}30 and up to 9 at.% Co. The heat effect has been measured by differential scanning calorimetry, whereas the fraction of material that transformed martensitically was determined by combining a dilatometric technique with the known molar volume versus composition relations. A detailed description of the various experimental and data processing procedures is reported. The enthalpy change is discussed as a function of composition and of the number of thermal cycles of transformation and retransformation. The picture of the energetics of the fcc{yields}hcp martensitic transformation emerging from the present study should be useful in future attempts to model the thermodynamics and phase stability relations in the Fe-Mn-Co system.

  15. Freestanding three-dimensional graphene/MnO2 composite networks as ultralight and flexible supercapacitor electrodes.

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    He, Yongmin; Chen, Wanjun; Li, Xiaodong; Zhang, Zhenxing; Fu, Jiecai; Zhao, Changhui; Xie, Erqing

    2013-01-22

    A lightweight, flexible, and highly efficient energy management strategy is needed for flexible energy-storage devices to meet a rapidly growing demand. Graphene-based flexible supercapacitors are one of the most promising candidates because of their intriguing features. In this report, we describe the use of freestanding, lightweight (0.75 mg/cm(2)), ultrathin (flexible three-dimensional (3D) graphene networks, loaded with MnO(2) by electrodeposition, as the electrodes of a flexible supercapacitor. It was found that the 3D graphene networks showed an ideal supporter for active materials and permitted a large MnO(2) mass loading of 9.8 mg/cm(2) (~92.9% of the mass of the entire electrode), leading to a high area capacitance of 1.42 F/cm(2) at a scan rate of 2 mV/s. With a view to practical applications, we have further optimized the MnO(2) content with respect to the entire electrode and achieved a maximum specific capacitance of 130 F/g. In addition, we have also explored the excellent electrochemical performance of a symmetrical supercapacitor (of weight less than 10 mg and thickness ~0.8 mm) consisting of a sandwich structure of two pieces of 3D graphene/MnO(2) composite network separated by a membrane and encapsulated in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) membranes. This research might provide a method for flexible, lightweight, high-performance, low-cost, and environmentally friendly materials used in energy conversion and storage systems for the effective use of renewable energy.

  16. Distribution, Morphology, and Chemical Composition of Fe-Mn Nodules in Albeluvisols of the Carpathian Foothills, Poland

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    W.SZYMA(N)SKI; M.SKIBA

    2013-01-01

    Iron and manganese oxides are common components of soils.They frequently occur in nodules constituting important soil sorbents and play a crucial role in a number of chemical reactions in the soil environment.In addition,the oxides are very sensitive to environmental changes (moisture,pH,Eh) constituting important indicators of soil-forming processes and water movement in the landscape.The objectives of the study were:i) to examine the distribution and size of Fe-Mn nodules in Albeluvisols containing a fragipan horizon; ii) to determine the morphology and chemical composition of the nodules,and iii) to estimate the effect of the fragipan horizon on water movement within the soil profile.An investigation was carried out on five soil profiles containing a fragipan horizon and classified as Fragic Albeluvisols within the Carpathian Foothills in Poland.In the Albeluvisols studied,the maximum concentration of Fe-Mn nodules occurred in the horizon lying directly on the fragipan horizon.This suggests that the pan acts as a natural barrier restricting water infiltration and leads to the seasonal development of a perched water table promoting redox processes.The most common are coarse (1-0.5 mm) and medium (0.5-0.25 mm) irregular Fe-Mn nodules showing a gradual boundary and undifferentiated internal fabric.Eluvial horizons contained also larger amounts of round and dense nodules with a sharp boundary,suggesting frequent oxidation and reduction.The fragipan horizon contained mainly irregular and soft nodules,suggesting longer saturation with water during the year.Concentrations of trace elements (Cu,Zn) and P were higher within Fe-Mn nodules than in the surrounding soil materials,showing that iron and manganese oxides adsorbed and immobilised these elements.

  17. Nanocrystallization of amorphous M-Si thin film composites (M=Cr, Mn) and their thermoelectric properties

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    Burkov, A. T.; Novikov, S. V.; Schumann, J.

    2012-06-01

    We report on electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power of Cr-Si and Mn-Si composite films at temperatures from 300 K to 1000 K. The films were deposited on unheated Si/SiO2 substrates by magnetron sputtering from composite targets. The as-deposited films have amorphous structure. We use annealing with in-situ transport properties measurements to transform the films into nanocrystalline state with continuous monitoring their state. Nanocrystallization is considered as a promising way to improve thermoelectric efficiency, primarily due to reduction of lattice thermal conductivity κ. Among variety of methods for fabrication of NC materials, crystallization from amorphous state has features which are crucially important with respect to their electronic transport properties: since the crystallites and their interfaces are formed in this method via solid state reaction, the NC samples are dense and the interfaces are clean. This removes additional factors affecting properties of a nanocrystalline composite, such as contamination of nanocrystal interfaces by elements from environment or nanocrystal lattice distortion during nanocrystallization. Depending on the initial film composition, the films are transformed during annealing into single phase or multi-phase nanocrystalline composites with average grain size of 10 nm to 20 nm. We study the crystallization kinetics, stability of amorphous and nanocrystalline state and relation between electronic transport properties and structural state of the composites.

  18. MnO Nanoparticle@Mesoporous Carbon Composites Grown on Conducting Substrates Featuring High-performance Lithium-ion Battery, Supercapacitor and Sensor

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    Wang, Tianyu; Peng, Zheng; Wang, Yuhang; Tang, Jing; Zheng, Gengfeng

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate a facile, two-step coating/calcination approach to grow a uniform MnO nanoparticle@mesoporous carbon (MnO@C) composite on conducting substrates, by direct coating of the Mn-oleate precursor solution without any conducting/binding reagents, and subsequent thermal calcination. The monodispersed, sub-10 nm MnO nanoparticles offer high theoretical energy storage capacities and catalytic properties, and the mesoporous carbon coating allows for enhanced electrolyte transport and charge transfer towards/from MnO surface. In addition, the direct growth and attachment of the MnO@C nanocomposite in the supporting conductive substrates provide much reduced contact resistances and efficient charge transfer. These excellent features allow the use of MnO@C nanocomposites as lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor electrodes for energy storage, with high reversible capacity at large current densities, as well as excellent cycling and mechanical stabilities. Moreover, this MnO@C nanocomposite has also demonstrated a high sensitivity for H2O2 detection, and also exhibited attractive potential for the tumor cell analysis. PMID:24045767

  19. COMPOSITE IMPULSED-PLASMA COATING «STEEL T1/CAST IRON CR28MN

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    Y. G. Chabak

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The article is aimed to investigate the structure of the composite coating obtained by pulse-plasma treatment using cathodes of high-carbon material with higher amount of carbide-forming elements. Methodology. The coating was produced using electrothermal axial plasma accelerator with the following operating parameters: voltage applied to the electrodes is 4.0 kV; amplitude of the current is 18 kA; distance between electrodes of about 50 mm. The treatment was carried out according to the scheme: five pulses with electrode of steel T1 + five pulses with electrode of cast iron Cr28Mn3. The pulsed plasma treatment was followed by heat treatment as holding at 950 °C for 2 hours, followed by oil cooling. Optical (Nikon Eclipse L150 and electron (JEOL JSM-6510 microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy (X-Act, Oxford Instruments, the microhardness measurement (FM-300 Future-Tech Corp. were used for microstructure studying. Findings. It is shown that pulsed-plasma treatment using various electrodes resulted in formation of laminated coating «P18 steel/cast iron 230Cr28Mn3» of 110-130 microns thick. The analysis of micro-hardness coating before and after the post-plasma heat treatment is carried out. It is found that quenching resulted in increase of coating microhardness from 4900-7300 МPа tо 10500-13500 МPа (layer “T1” and 12000-16500 МPа (layer “230Cr28Mn3”. Originality. The distribution of the alloying elements within the coating is studied. The diffusion transition layer having variable tungsten and chromium content was revealed between the layer “T1” and layer “230Cr28Mn3”. It was shown that after plasma deposition an oversaturated solid solution is being formed in the coating. During post-heat treatment it decomposes with the precipitation of 45-70 % carbides of different shape resulting in sharp increase of microhardness. Carbides amount is proportional to content of carbon and carbide-forming elements in the

  20. Electronic transport in ferroelectric-ferromagnetic composites La5/8(Ba,Ca)3/8MnO3:LuMnO3

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    Mandal, P.; Choudhury, P.; Ghosh, B.

    2006-09-01

    An almost complete immiscibility between metallic ferromagnet La5/8Ba3/8MnO3 or La5/8Ca3/8MnO3 and insulating ferroelectric LuMnO3 has been established from structural, magnetic, and transport studies. Both (x) La5/8Ba3/8MnO3:(1-x)LuMnO3 and (x) La5/8Ca3/8MnO3:(1-x)LuMnO3 show a metal-insulator transition below a critical volume fraction xvc of the metallic component. Over the entire range of x>xvc , electronic conduction follows a classical percolation model. The conductivity scaling exponent t is the same as that of the universal value (=2) for the three-dimensional (3D) system; xvc is also close to the theoretical prediction for the 3D continuum model. For xLuMnO3 . The temperature dependence of both resistivity and thermopower for 0≤x

  1. Constant Molybdenum Isotope Composition of Ocean Water and Fe-Mn crusts for the Last 70 Myr

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    Siebert, C.; Nagler, T. F.; von Blankenburg, F.; Kramers, J. D.

    2001-12-01

    In the relatively new field of heavy stable isotope geochemistry, molybdenum (Mo) is one of the very promising elements. Molybdenum is a redox-sensitive trace metal. Isotope fractionation during terrestrial processes such as low-temperature redox transitions, chemical weathering, changes in the composition of the atmosphere, hydrothermal activity and sedimentary cycling is likely. Molybdenum is also an essential element for biological nitrogen fixation. Therefore, biogeochemical Mo isotope fractionation is also probable. The oceans represent an important terrestrial Mo reservoir. Dissolved concentrations in seawater are relatively high (0.01 ppm). The global ocean residence time is corresponding high with 800 kyr. The aim of this study is to characterise the principle present day oceanic Mo reservoirs and their changes with time. Molybdenum isotopic compositions were determined precisely using a Nu instruments MC-ICP-MS. Instrumental and laboratory mass fractionation is separated from natural mass dependent fractionation by addition of a molybdenum double spike prior to chemical separation (Siebert et al., 2001). The external standard reproducibility is at or below 0.1 per mil for the 98Mo/95Mo ratio (2s.d.). We analysed ocean water samples from the Atlantic (n=3, 0m-2400m depth), the Pacific and the Indian Ocean (deep water). These yield a homogeneous Mo isotopic composition as would be expexted from the long residence time of Mo in the oceans. Ocean water has the heaviest Mo isotopic composition measured to date (+2.3 per mil on the 98Mo/95Mo ratio relative to a Johnson Mattey ICP standard solution, lot 602332B). In view of the homogeneous ocean water ratios, we propose the use of present day ocean water as an reference standard (Mean Ocean Molybdenum: MOMO). Significantly lighter compositions from -2.7 to -3.1 per mil on the 98Mo/95Mo ratio relative to MOMO were determined for six Fe-Mn crust surface layers. Pelagic clay (-2.7 per mil) and clastic sediments (-2

  2. Investigation of rare earth sealing of porous micro-arc oxidation coating formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    M.Laleh; Farzad Kargar; A.Sabour Rouhaghdam

    2012-01-01

    Magnesium and its alloys have been used in many industries,but they are reactive and require protection against aggressive environments.In this study,oxide coatings were applied on AZ91D magnesium alloy using micro-arc oxidation (MAO) process.Then,in order to seal the pores of the MAO coatings,the samples were immersed in cerium bath for different times.The surface morphologies and compositions of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS),respectively.The corrosion behavior of the coatings was investigated with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization tests in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution.The amount of the porosity of the coating was measured by electrochemical method.It was found that the sealing treatments by immersion in cerium bath successfully sealed the pores of the MAO coatings.The results of the corrosion tests showed that the MAO coating which was sealed in Ce bath for 10 min enhanced the corrosion resistance of the substrate significantly.Furthermore,this coating had the lowest amount of the porosity among the coatings.

  3. Effect of electrolyte components on the magnetic and magnetoresistive characteristics of Fe-containing plasma electrolytic oxide coatings on titanium

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    Rudnev, V. S.; Adigamova, M. V.; Tkachenko, I. A.; Sergienko, V. I.; Yanushkevich, K. I.; Aplesnin, S. S.; Lukiyanchuk, I. V.; Morozova, V. P.; Medkov, M. A.

    2017-03-01

    The effect replacing Na3PO4 with Na2HPO4 in aqueous phosphate-borate-tungstate electrolyte that additionally contains Fe2(C2O4)3 on the magnetic and magnetoresistive characteristics of oxide coating/ titanium composites formed by means of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) is investigated. It is established that PEO coatings with ferromagnetic characteristics form on titanium in an electrolyte containing Na3PO4 (pH 11) upon adding iron(III) oxalate, while replacing Na3PO4 with Na2HPO4 and the respective drop in the pH of the base electrolyte down to 9.8 results in the formation of coatings with different magnetic characteristics. The correlation between changes in the values of the charge carriers' activation energy and the magnetic susceptibility is demonstrated for the latter. An increase in the electric resistance of coatings in a magnetic field is observed, and the type of the magnetic resistance temperature dependence is established.

  4. Synthesis and electrochemical performance of ruthenium oxide-coated carbon nanofibers as anode materials for lithium secondary batteries

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    Hyun, Yura; Choi, Jin-Yeong; Park, Heai-Ku; Lee, Chang-Seop

    2016-12-01

    In this study, ruthenium oxide (RuO2) coated carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were synthesized and applied as anode materials of Li secondary batteries. The CNFs were grown on Ni foam via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method after CNFs/Ni foam was put into the 0.01 M RuCl3 solution. The ruthenium oxide-coated CNFs/Ni foam was dried in a dryer at 80 °C. The morphologies, compositions, and crystal quality of RuO2/CNFs/Ni foam were characterized by SEM, EDS, XRD, Raman spectroscopy, and XPS. The electrochemical characteristics of RuO2/CNFs/Ni foam as anode of Li secondary batteries were investigated using three-electrode cell. The RuO2/CNFs/Ni foam was directly employed as a working electrode without any binder, and lithium foil was used as the counter and reference electrodes. LiClO4 (1 M) was employed as electrolyte and dissolved in a mixture of propylene carbonate (PC): ethylene carbonate (EC) in a 1:1 volume ratio. The galvanostatic charge/discharge cycling and cyclic voltammetry measurements were carried out at room temperature by using a battery tester. In particular, synthesized RuO2/CNFs/Ni foam showed the highest retention rate (47.4%). The initial capacity (494 mAh/g) was reduced to 234 mAh/g after 30 cycles.

  5. Ab initio study of the composite phase diagram of Ni-Mn-Ga shape memory alloys

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    Sokolovskaya, Yu. A.; Sokolovskiy, V. V.; Zagrebin, M. A.; Buchelnikov, V. D.; Zayak, A. T.

    2017-07-01

    The magnetic and structural properties of a series of nonstoichiometric Ni-Mn-Ga Heusler alloys are theoretically investigated in terms of the density functional theory. Nonstoichiometry is formed in the coherent potential approximation. Concentration dependences of the equilibrium lattice parameter, the bulk modulus, and the total magnetic moment are obtained and projected onto the ternary phase diagram of the alloys. The stable crystalline structures and the magnetic configurations of the austenitic phase are determined.

  6. Building Composite Fe-Mn Oxide Flower-Like Nanostructures: A Detailed Magnetic Study

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    Zuddas, Efisio

    2017-07-21

    Here we show that it’s possible to produce different magnetic core-multiple shells heterostructures from monodispersed iron oxide spherical magnetic seeds by finely controlling the amount of a manganese precursor and using in a smart and simple way a cation exchange synthetic approach. In particular, by increasing the amount of precursor we were able to produce nanostructures ranging from Fe3O4/Mn-ferrite core/single shell nanospheres to larger, flower-like Fe3O4/Mn-ferrite/Mn3O4 core-double shell nanoparticles. We first demonstrate how the formation of the initial thin manganese-ferrite shell determines a dramatic reduction of the superficial disorder in the starting iron oxide, bringing to nanomagnets with lower hardness. Then, the growth of the second and most external manganese oxide shell causes the magnetical hardening of the heterostructures, while its magnetic exchange coupling with the rest of the heterostructure can be antiferromagentic or ferromagnetic, depending on the strength of the applied external magnetic field. This response is similar to that of an iron oxide-manganese oxide core-shell system but differs from what observed in multiple-shell heterostructures. Finally, we report as the most external shell becomes magnetically irrelevant above the ferrimagnetic-paramagnetic transition of the manganese oxide and the resulting magnetic behavior of the flower-like structures is then studied in-depth.

  7. Chitosan-Iron Oxide Coated Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Hydrogel: A Robust and Soft Antimicrobial Biofilm.

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    Konwar, Achyut; Kalita, Sanjeeb; Kotoky, Jibon; Chowdhury, Devasish

    2016-08-17

    We report a robust biofilm with antimicrobial properties fabricated from chitosan-iron oxide coated graphene oxide nanocomposite hydrogel. For the first time, the coprecipitation method was used for the successful synthesis of iron oxide coated graphene oxide (GIO) nanomaterial. After this, films were fabricated by the gel-casting technique aided by the self-healing ability of the chitosan hydrogel network system. Both the nanomaterial and the nanocomposite films were characterized by techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and vibrating sample magnetometry. Measurements of the thermodynamic stability and mechanical properties of the films indictaed a significant improvement in their thermal and mechanical properties. Moreover, the stress-strain profile indicated the tough nature of the nanocomposite hydrogel films. These improvements, therefore, indicated an effective interaction and good compatibility of the GIO nanomaterial with the chitosan hydrogel matrix. In addition, it was also possible to fabricate films with tunable surface properties such as hydrophobicity simply by varying the loading percentage of GIO nanomaterial in the hydrogel matrix. Fascinatingly, the chitosan-iron oxide coated graphene oxide nanocomposite hydrogel films displayed significant antimicrobial activities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli, and also against the opportunistic dermatophyte Candida albicans. The antimicrobial activities of the films were tested by agar diffusion assay and antimicrobial testing based on direct contact. A comparison of the antimicrobial activity of the chitosan-GIO nanocomposite hydrogel films with those of individual chitosan-graphene oxide and chitosan-iron oxide nanocomposite films demonstrated a higher antimicrobial activity for the former in both types of tests. In vitro hemolysis

  8. All-solid-state electrochemical capacitors using MnO2 electrode/SiO2-Nafion electrolyte composite prepared by the sol-gel process

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    Shimamoto, Kazushi; Tadanaga, Kiyoharu; Tatsumisago, Masahiro

    2014-02-01

    Electrode-electrolyte composites of MnO2 active material, acetylene black (AB), and SiO2-Nafion solid electrolyte were prepared using the sol-gel process to form good solid-solid interfaces. The composites were obtained by the addition of MnO2 and AB into a sol of hydrolyzed tetraethoxysilane with Nafion, and successive solidification of the precursor sol. Scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy measurements show that good solid-solid interface is formed between electrodes and solid electrolytes in the composites. All-solid-state hybrid capacitors were fabricated using the composites or the hand-grinding mixture of MnO2, AB and SiO2-Nafion powder as positive electrodes, activated carbon powder as a negative electrode, and phosphosilicate gel as a solid electrolyte. The all-solid-state hybrid capacitors using the composites exhibit larger capacitances and better rate performance than the capacitors using the electrode prepared by hand-mixing of powders. Specific discharge capacitances of the capacitor with the composite are 85 F g-1 for the one with the composite electrode and 48 F g-1 for the one with the hand-mixed electrode, at 1 mA cm-2. Moreover, the all-solid-state capacitors using the composite electrode can be operated at temperatures between -30 °C and 60 °C.

  9. Preparation and properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride nanocomposites blended with graphene oxide coated silica hybrids

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    Q. Fu

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Graphene oxide coated silica hybirds (SiO2-GO were fabricated through electrostatic assembly in this work, then blended with poly(vinylidene fluoride (PVDF by solution mixing to make PVDF nanocomposites. The interfacial interaction was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, polarized optical microscopy (POM and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR. The results showed that the interfacial interaction was enhanced by adding of SiO2-GO and strong hydrogen bonds were observed. The as-made nanocomposites were investigated using standard tensile test and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA measurements, mechanical properties of PVDF with SiO2-GO hybrids showed limited improvement.

  10. Selection of a Commercial Anode Oxide Coating for Electro-oxidation of Cyanide

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    Lanza Marcos Roberto V.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a study of the performance of two commercial dimensionally stable anode (DSA® oxide coatings in the electrochemical process for cyanide oxidation. The coatings studied were 70TiO2/30RuO2 and 55Ta2O5/45IrO2, on Ti substrate. The efficiency of both materials in the electro-oxidation of free cyanide was compared using linear voltammetry and electrolysis at constant potential. The 70TiO2/30RuO2 electrode shows a better performance in the electro-oxidation of free cyanide.

  11. 3 D-Cf/SiC复合材料抗高温氧化涂层结构设计与自愈合机理%Structure design and self-sealing mechanism of anti-high temperature oxidation coatings of 3 D-Cf/SiC composites

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    陈志彦; 向洁琼; 邹世钦

    2014-01-01

    为了提高3D-Cf/SiC 复合材料耐高温氧化性能,采用CVD和粉末烧结技术相结合依次在其表面制成 CVD-SiC 粘接层-自愈合功能层-CVD-SiC 耐冲蚀层等抗高温氧化涂层。运用 TG、SEM 和 TEM等手段研究了自愈合机理。结果表明,抗高温氧化涂层自愈合机理主要是 B4 C 和 MoSi2等氧化增重形成在高温下可流动的玻璃相,玻璃相充填材料裂纹和空隙有效地阻碍氧气渗透。因而3D-Cf/SiC复合材料具有较好的耐高温氧化性能。%In order to increase anti-high temperature oxidation properties of 3D-Cf/SiC composites,oxidation re-sistant coatings,including a chemical vapor deposition (CVD)SiC bonding layer,a self-sealing active layer and a CVD-SiC erosion resistant layer,were prepared on carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide (3D-Cf/SiC)com-posites by CVD and powder sintering technology.TG,SEM and TEM were used to research self-sealing mecha-nism of the coating.The results show that the self-healing mechanism of the coating was mainly that flowing glass phases oxidized of B4 C and MoSi2 fill in material cracks and pores,and block off the passage of oxygen at high temperature.So 3D-Cf/SiC composites have good high temperature oxidation resistance properties.

  12. Percolative Transition in the La_5/8Sr_3/8MnO_3/LuMnO3 Composite System

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    Park, Soonyong; Hur, Namjung; Guha, Sabyasachi; Cheong, Sang-Wook

    2003-03-01

    The interplay between ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity is an interesting, but underexplored problem in solid state physics. The La_5/8Sr_3/8MnO_3/LuMnO3 system offers a new playground in which to study this issue. Bulk samples are synthesized using the standard solid state reaction method. DC resitivity, magnetization, and magnetoresistance will be presented and discussed within the context of percolation.

  13. Composition, microstructures and ferrimagnetic properties of Bi-modified LiZnTiMn ferrites for LTCC application

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    Lijun Jia

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The effects of Bi modification on the microstructural development and gyromagnetic properties of low-temperature sintered ferrites with composition of Li0.42Zn0.27Ti0.11Mn0.1Fe2.1−xBixO4 (x = 0.0-0.1 have been studied in order to adapt the development of low-temperature cofired ceramics technology (LTCC and produce gyromagnetic devices with a multilayer process. In the present work, a pure spinel phase can be formed with a sintering temperature ranging from 880°C to 900°C, which allows them to be co-fired with silver. We found that Bi3+ ions could enter into the ferrite lattice, which enhanced the grain growth and densification during sintering due to the activation of the lattice. Results show that the modifying of x = 0.003 cannot only double saturation induction but also drastically reduce ferromagnetic resonance line width at 9.3 GHz, indicating that Bi modification is a good approach for lowing the sintering temperature of LiZnTiMn ferrites.

  14. Composition, microstructures and ferrimagnetic properties of Bi-modified LiZnTiMn ferrites for LTCC application

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    Jia, Lijun; Zhao, Yuanpei; Xie, Fei; Li, Qiang; Li, Yuanxun; Liu, Cheng; Zhang, Huaiwu

    2016-05-01

    The effects of Bi modification on the microstructural development and gyromagnetic properties of low-temperature sintered ferrites with composition of Li0.42Zn0.27Ti0.11Mn0.1Fe2.1-xBixO4 (x = 0.0-0.1) have been studied in order to adapt the development of low-temperature cofired ceramics technology (LTCC) and produce gyromagnetic devices with a multilayer process. In the present work, a pure spinel phase can be formed with a sintering temperature ranging from 880°C to 900°C, which allows them to be co-fired with silver. We found that Bi3+ ions could enter into the ferrite lattice, which enhanced the grain growth and densification during sintering due to the activation of the lattice. Results show that the modifying of x = 0.003 cannot only double saturation induction but also drastically reduce ferromagnetic resonance line width at 9.3 GHz, indicating that Bi modification is a good approach for lowing the sintering temperature of LiZnTiMn ferrites.

  15. Adsorption of arsenic(V) by iron-oxide-coated diatomite (IOCD).

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    Pan, Yi-Fong; Chiou, Cary T; Lin, Tsair-Fuh

    2010-09-01

    PURPOSES AND AIMS: Economically efficient methods for removing arsenic from the drinking water supply are urgently needed in many parts of the world. Iron oxides are known to have a strong affinity for arsenic in water. However, they are commonly present in the forms of fine powder or floc, which limits their utility in water treatment. In this study, a novel granular adsorbent, iron-oxide-coated diatomite (IOCD), was developed and examined for its adsorption of arsenic from water. An industrial-grade diatomite was used as the iron oxide support. The diatomite was first acidified and dried and then coated with iron oxide up to five times. The prepared IOCD samples were characterized for their morphology, composition, elemental content, and crystal properties by various instruments. Experiments of equilibrium and kinetic adsorption of As(V) on IOCD were conducted using 0.1- and 2-L polyethylene bottles, respectively, at different pH and temperatures. Iron oxide (alpha-Fe(2)O(3) hematite) coated onto diatomite greatly improves (by about 30 times) the adsorption of As(V) from water by IOCD as compared to using raw diatomite. This improvement was attributed to increases in both surface affinity and surface area of the IOCD. The surface area of IOCD increased to an optimal value. However, as the IOCD surface area (93 m(2)/g) was only 45% higher than that of raw diatomite (51 m(2)/g), the enhanced As(V) adsorption resulted primarily from the enhanced association of negatively charged As(V) ions with the partial positive surface charge of the iron oxide. The As(V) adsorption decreased when the solution pH was increased from 3.5 to 9.5, as expected from the partial charge interaction between As(V) and IOCD. The adsorption data at pH 5.5 and 7.5 could be well fitted to the Freundlich equation. A moderately high exothermic heat was observed for the As(V) adsorption, with the calculated molar isosteric heat ranging from -4 to -9 kcal/mol. The observed heats fall between those

  16. GNs-MnO2复合催化剂的制备及催化氧还原性能%Preparation and Oxygen Reduction Performance of GNs-MnO2 composite

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    鲁振江; 徐茂文; 包淑娟; 柴卉

    2013-01-01

    石墨烯由单层碳原子组成,具有大的比表面积和超高的导电性,广泛应用于催化与储能领域.本工作结合石墨烯独特的物理化学性质和结构特性,采用原位氧化还原法,以KMnO4和石墨烯(GNs)为原料合成GNs-MnO2氧还原催化剂,通过X射线衍射(XRD)、拉曼光谱(Raman)、透射电镜(TEM)、热重(TG)、BET等分析测试技术研究了纳米GNs-MnO2复合材料的微观结构特征.结果表明,合成的MnO2纳米线直接生长在石墨烯的表面,增加了MnO2的比表面积,提高了催化剂的活性位点.电化学测试表明,合成的GNs-MnO2催化剂在碱性介质中电催化氧还原电位比纯MnO2的氧还原电位正移80 mV,电流提高了1.3倍,在燃料电池氧还原电催化中有一定的应用前景.%As a single layer of carbon atoms covalently bonded into a hexagonal lattice,graphene exhibits a wide range of fascinating physical properties,such as remarkable charge-carrier mobility,unique graphitic basal plane structure,excellent conductivity,and a high surface area.These properties lead to very promising applications of graphene in electronic devices,catalysts,and energy-storage devices.In this work,the MnO2 and GNs-MnO2 composites were prepared by an in situ redox reaction of graphene (GNs) with KMnO4.The microstructure and morphology of the as-prepared materials were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD),Raman measurements,thermogravimetric analysis (TGA),transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller spectrometry (BET).The results show the obtained MnO2 uniformly anchored on the surface of graphene sheets and increased its specific surface area,which could enhance the electrochemically active surface area and utilization of MnO2.The GNs content of the GNs-MnO2 composites is caculated by according to TG analysis of the product,which reach to 36.2%.The electrocatalytic properties of the GNs-MnO2 and pure MnO2 electrodes are investigated for oxygen

  17. AM50镁合金表面含氧化锆的微弧氧化复合涂层的形成过程%Formation process of composite plasma electrolytic oxidation coating containing zirconium oxides on AM50 magnesium alloy

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    刘锋; 单大勇; 宋影伟; 韩恩厚

    2011-01-01

    The formation processes of a composite ceramic coating on AM50 magnesium alloy prepared by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) in a K2ZrF6 electrolyte solution were studied by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscope (EDX). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) tests were used to study the variation of the corrosion resistance of the coating during the PEO treatment. The results show that the coating formed on Mg alloy is mainly composed of MgO and MgF2 when the applied voltage is lower than the sparking voltage, and zirconium oxides start to be deposited on Mg substrate after the potential exceeding the sparking voltage. The corrosion resistance of the coating increases with increasing the applied voltage.%采用扫描电镜(SEM)和电子衍射能谱(EDX)研究在含K2ZrF6的溶液中AM50镁合金表而复合微弧体氧化涂层的形成过程.采用电化学阻抗谱(EIS)研究在微弧体氧化制备膜层过程中膜层耐腐蚀性能的变化.结果表明:当电压小于起弧电压时,合金表面膜层的主要成分为MgO和MgF3;当施加电压超过起弧电压时,锆氧化物开始在合金表面沉积,且膜层的耐腐蚀性随着电压的升高而提高.

  18. On the preparation of La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hx polymer-composites with optimized magnetocaloric properties

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    Radulov, Iliya A.; Skokov, Konstantin P.; Karpenkov, Dmitriy Yu.; Gottschall, Tino; Gutfleisch, Oliver

    2015-12-01

    A successful use of the magnetocaloric material in an active magnetic regenerator (AMR) requires its machining into heat exchangers with good mechanical and chemical stability. Most of the magnetocaloric materials currently available for room temperature application do not meet those requirements, they are brittle and are susceptible to corrosion. Adhesive-bonding techniques can provide mechanical stability, corrosion protection and net shaped modules in a single step manufacturing process. However, the magnetocaloric properties of the composite materials can be significantly lowered during this process e.g. due to improper adhesion, dilution, and compaction pressure. We report on a comprehensive study of the influence of powder particle size, adhesive type, adhesive concentration and compaction pressure on the magnetocaloric properties of polymer-bonded La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hx material.

  19. Preparation of MnO2/coal-based graphene composites for supercapacitors%MnO2/煤基石墨烯纳米复合材料的制备及其电化学性能

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    张亚婷; 李景凯; 刘国阳; 蔡江涛; 周安宁; 邱介山

    2016-01-01

    以纯化的太西无烟煤粉为原料,采用催化石墨化及改良Hummers氧化技术制备煤基氧化石墨烯前驱体,将该前驱体与MnO2进行原位复合并利用等离子体技术还原制备MnO2/煤基石墨烯纳米复合材料。采用红外光谱、X射线衍射、扫描电镜和透射电镜等技术对煤基石墨烯及其复合材料进行表征,采用循环伏安法及恒流充放电法测试MnO2/煤基石墨烯纳米复合材料的电化学性能。结果表明,与煤基石墨烯相比,MnO2/煤基石墨烯纳米复合材料的比电容有显著提升,在1 A/g电流密度下可达281.8 F/g,是煤基石墨烯比电容的3.48倍。%The low-cost production of high performance functional materials based on graphene remains a challenging task. One of the options for tackling this problem is to develop new processes based on cheap starting materials such as coal. Coal-based gra-phene precursors were prepared from purified Taixi anthracite by catalytic graphitization combined with an improved Hummers meth-od. These were mixed with MnO2 and reduced by a low temperature plasma to make MnO2/coal-based graphene nanocomposites. The composites were studied by FT-IR, XRD, TEM and SEM. Their electrochemical performance was evaluated using cyclic volta-mmetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge. Results show that MnO2 has been even lydeposited on the graphene surface and the spe-cific capacitance of the composite as an electrode in a supercapacitor is much higher than that of coal-based graphene without MnO2 . The highest capacitance is 281. 1 F/g, which is 261. 2% of the value for coal-based graphene.

  20. Thermodynamic modeling to analyse composition of carbonaceous coatings of MnO and other oxides of manganese grown by MOCVD

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    Sukanya Dhar; A Varade; S A Shivashankar

    2011-02-01

    Equilibrium thermodynamic analysis has been applied to the low-pressure MOCVD process using manganese acetylacetonate as the precursor. ``CVD phase stability diagrams” have been constructed separately for the processes carried out in argon and oxygen ambient, depicting the compositions of the resulting films as functions of CVD parameters. For the process conduced in argon ambient, the analysis predicts the simultaneous deposition of MnO and elemental carbon in 1:3 molar proportion, over a range of temperatures. The analysis predicts also that, if CVD is carried out in oxygen ambient, even a very low flow of oxygen leads to the complete absence of carbon in the film deposited oxygen, with greater oxygen flow resulting in the simultaneous deposition of two different manganese oxides under certain conditions. The results of thermodynamic modeling have been verified quantitatively for lowpressure CVD conducted in argon ambient. Indeed, the large excess of carbon in the deposit is found to constitute a MnO/C nanocomposite, the associated cauliflower-like morphology making it a promising candidate for electrode material in supercapacitors. CVD carried out in oxygen flow, under specific conditions, leads to the deposition of more than one manganese oxide, as expected from thermodynamic analysis (and forming an oxide–oxide nanocomposite). These results together demonstrate that thermodynamic analysis of the MOCVD process can be employed to synthesize thin films in a predictive manner, thus avoiding the inefficient trial-and-error method usually associated with MOCVD process development. The prospect of developing thin films of novel compositions and characteristics in a predictive manner, through the appropriate choice of CVD precursors and process conditions, emerges from the present work.

  1. Silver decorated LaMnO3 nanorod/graphene composite electrocatalysts as reversible metal-air battery electrodes

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    Hu, Jie; Liu, Qiunan; Shi, Lina; Shi, Ziwei; Huang, Hao

    2017-04-01

    Perovskite LaMnO3 nanorod/reduced graphene oxides (LMO-NR/RGO) decorated with Ag nanoparticles are studied as a bifunctional catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in alkaline electrolyte. LMO-NR/RGO composites are synthesized by using cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) as template via a simple hydrothermal reaction followed by heat treatment; overlaying of Ag nanoparticles is obtained through a traditional silver mirror reaction. Electron microscopy reveals that LMO-NR is embedded between the sheets of RGO, and the material is homogeneously overlaid with Ag nanoparticles. The unique composite morphology of Ag/LMO-NR/RGO not only enhances the electron transport property by increasing conductivity but also facilitates the diffusion of electrolytes and oxygen. As confirmed by electrochemical testing, Ag/LMO-NR/RGO exhibits very strong synergy with Ag nanoparticles, LMO-NR, and RGO, and the catalytic activities of Ag/LMO-NR/RGO during ORR and OER are significantly improved. With the novel catalyst, the homemade zinc-air battery can be reversibly charged and discharged and display a stable cycle performance, indicating the great potential of this composite as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for metal-air batteries.

  2. LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-based composite electrodes with improved properties prepared by a slurry spray deposition process

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    Yu, Ran; Sun, Yi; Zou, Bang-Kun; Deng, Miao-Miao; Xie, Jing-Ying; Chen, Chun-Hua

    2017-02-01

    A slurry spray deposition (SSD) process is utilized to prepare a LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-based composite electrode supported on an aluminum foil. The spray deposition process is performed at room temperature through the atomization and deposition of the composite electrode slurry. A comparative LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-based composite electrode is also prepared by the traditional blade coating method. The surface morphology and elements mapping of the electrodes are measured by scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, respectively. The adhesion between the composite electrode layers and the aluminum foil is also tested. A parallel evaluation on the mechanical and electrochemical performances of the two kinds of electrodes is conducted. The SSD electrode exhibits improved adhesion, cycling stability and rate capability. Therefore, the SSD process is an effective way to fabricate advanced electrodes for high performance lithium ion cells.

  3. The Overcoat Oil Lubrication of Microarc Oxidation Coating on Al Alloy by Liquid Plasma Technique

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    LUO Zhuang-zi; ZHANG Zhao-zhu; LIU Wei-ming; WANG Wen-jing; TIAN Jun

    2004-01-01

    Ceramic coatings were deposited on 2Al2 alloy with a 100 kW micro-arc oxidation equipment consisting of a potential adjustable ac power supply and alkali electrolyte. The structure of the micro-arc oxidiation coatings was examined using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The tribological properties of the coatings sliding against steel under the drop and adsorption lubrication of liquid paraffin were evaluated with a Timken tester. The lower friction coefficient of 0.14 and longer wear life of 2450 m of overcoat were observed for the polished micro-arc oxidation coating of 180μm thick at a sliding speed 2. 50 m/s and load 1500 N. This is because the coating has an interlayer of suitable porosity and thickness, which helps to improve the deposition of lubricants and endure the higher load. In other words, the oil is able to adsorb in the porous holes of the overcoat and provided the lubrication of micro reservoir during friction, and the compact and relatively hard interlayer of oxidation coating is able to support heavy load and prevent the oil lubricating film from damage.

  4. Tribological properties of solid lubricating film/microarc oxidation coating on Al alloys

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    LUO Zhuang-zi; ZHANG Zhao-zhu; LIU Wei-min; TIAN Jun

    2005-01-01

    A process for preparation of solid lubricating films on micro-arc oxidation(MAO) coating was introduced to provide self-lubricating and wear-resistant multilayer coatings for aluminum alloys. The friction and wear behavior of various burnished and bonded solid lubricating films on the as-deposited and polished micro-arc oxidation coatings sliding against steel and ceramic counterparts was evaluated with a Timken tester and a reciprocating friction and wear tester, respectively. The burnished and bonded solid lubricating films on the polished micro-arc oxidation coatings are superior to the as-deposited ones in terms of the wear resistant behavior, because they lead to strengthened interfacial adhesion between the soft lubricating top-film and the hard polished MAO sub-coating, which helps increase the wear resistance of the solid lubricating film on multilayer coating. Thus the multilayer coatings are potential candidates as self-lubricating and wear-resistant coatings for Al alloy parts in engineering applications.

  5. Kinetics and mechanism of arsenate removal by nanosized iron oxide-coated perlite.

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    Mostafa, M G; Chen, Yen-Hua; Jean, Jiin-Shuh; Liu, Chia-Chuan; Lee, Yao-Chang

    2011-03-15

    This study discussed the adsorption kinetics of As(V) onto nanosized iron oxide-coated perlite. The effects of pH, initial concentration of As(V) and common anions on the adsorption efficiency were also investigated. It was observed that a 100% As(V) adsorption was achieved at pH value of 4-8 from the initial concentration containing 1.0 mg-As(V)L(-1) and the adsorption percentage depended on the initial concentration; the phosphate and silicate ions would not interfere with the adsorption efficiency. Furthermore, nanosized iron oxide-coated perlite (IOCP) has been shown to be an effective adsorbent for the removal of arsenate from water. The adsorption kinetics were studied using pseudo-first- and pseudo-second-order models, and the experimental data fitted well with the pseudo-second-order model. Moreover, it suggests that the Langmuir isotherm is more adequate than the Freundlich isotherm in simulating the adsorption isotherm of As(V). The adsorption rate constant is 44.84 L mg(-1) and the maximum adsorption capacity is 0.39 mg g(-1). These findings indicate that the adsorption property of IOCP gives the compound a great potential for applications in environmental remediation.

  6. Photoluminescence blue shift of indium phosphide nanowire networks with aluminum oxide coating

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    Fryauf, David M.; Zhang, Junce; Norris, Kate J.; Diaz Leon, Juan J.; Oye, Michael M.; Kobayashi, Nobuhiko P. [Nanostructured Energy Conversion Technology and Research (NECTAR), Advanced Studies Laboratories, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (United States); Wei, Min [Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); School of Micro-Electronics and Solid-Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China)

    2014-07-15

    This paper describes our finding that optical properties of semiconductor nanowires were modified by depositing a thin layer of metal oxide. Indium phosphide nanowires were grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition on silicon substrates with gold catalyst resulting in three-dimensional nanowire networks, and optical properties were obtained from the collective nanowire networks. The networks were coated with an aluminum oxide thin film deposited by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition. We studied the dependence of the peak wavelength of photoluminescence spectra on the thickness of the oxide coatings. A continuous blue shift in photoluminescence spectra was observed when the thickness of the oxide coating was increased. The observed blue shift is attributed to the Burstein-Moss effect due to increased carrier concentration in the nanowire cores caused by repulsion from intrinsic negative fixed charges located at the inner oxide surface. Samples were further characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and selective area diffractometry to better understand the physical mechanisms for the blue shift. (copyright 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  7. Sol-gel prepared active ternary oxide coating on titanium in cathodic protection

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    VLADIMIR V. PANIC

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics of a ternary oxide coating, on titanium, which consisted of TiO2, RuO2 and IrO2 in the molar ratio 0.6:0.3:0.1, calculated on the metal atom, were investigated for potential application for cathodic protection in a seawater environment. The oxide coatings on titanium were prepared by the sol gel procedure from a mixture of inorganic oxide sols, which were obtained by forced hydrolysis of metal chlorides. The morphology of the coating was examined by scanning electron microscopy. The electrochemical properties of activated titanium anodes were investigated by cyclic voltammetry and polarization measurements in a H2SO4- and NaCl-containing electrolyte, as well as in seawater sampled on the Adriatic coast in Tivat, Montenegro. The anode stability during operation in seawater was investigated by the galvanostatic accelerated corrosion stability test. The morphology and electrochemical characteristics of the ternary coating are compared to that of a sol-gel-prepared binary Ti0.6Ru0.4O2 coating. The activity of the ternary coating was similar to that of the binary Ti0.6Ru0.4O2 coating in the investigated solutions. However, the corrosion stability in seawater is found to be considerably greater for the ternary coating.

  8. Crystallization and deuterium permeation behaviors of yttrium oxide coating prepared by metal organic decomposition

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    Takumi Chikada

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Yttrium oxide coatings were fabricated on reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steels by metal organic decomposition with a dip-coating technique, and their deuterium permeation behaviors were investigated. The microstructure of the coatings varied with heat-treatment temperature: amorphous at 670ºC (amorphous coating and crystallized at 700ºC (crystallized coating. Deuterium permeation flux of the amorphous coating was lower than the uncoated steel by a factor of 5 at 500ºC, while that of the crystallized coating was lower by a factor of around 100 at 400‒550ºC. The permeation fluxes of both coatings were drastically decreased during the measurements at higher temperatures by a factor of up to 790 for the amorphous coating and 1000 for the crystallized one, indicating a microstructure modification occurred by an effect of test temperature with hydrogen flux. Temperature dependence of deuterium diffusivity in the coatings suggests that the decrease of the permeation flux has been derived from a decrease of the diffusivity. Characteristic permeation behaviors were observed with different annealing conditions; however, they can be interpreted using the permeation mechanism clarified in the previous erbium oxide coating studies.

  9. Thermal Analysis and Flame-Retarded Mechanism of Composites Composed of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate and Layered Double Hydroxides Containing Transition Metals (Mn, Co, Cu, Zn

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    Lili Wang

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The effects of transition metals on the hydrophobicity of nano–structured layered double hydroxides (LDHs and the compatibility of LDHs/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA composites have seldom been reported. NiMgAl–LDHs slightly surface–modified with stearate and doped with transition metal cations (Mn2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Zn2+ are investigated. Compared to the pure EVA, not only were the maximal degradation–rate temperatures (Tmax of the ethylene–based chains enhanced, but also the smoke production rate (SPR and the production rate of CO (COP were sharply decreased for all the composites. Most importantly, a new flame retardant mechanism was found, namely the peak heat release rate (pk-HRR time, which directly depends on the peak production rate of CO2 (pk-CO2 time for EVA and all composites by cone calorimeter test. Moreover, the Mn–doped LDH S–NiMgAl–Mn shows more uniform dispersion and better interfacial compatibility in the EVA matrix. The cone calorimetric residue of S–NiMgAl–Mn/EVA has the intumescent char layer and the compact metal oxide layer. Therefore, S–NiMgAl–Mn/EVA shows the lowest pk-HRR and the longest pk-HRR time among all the composites.

  10. Facile preparation of free-standing rGO paper-based Ni-Mn LDH/graphene superlattice composites as a pseudocapacitive electrode.

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    Quan, W; Tang, Z L; Wang, S T; Hong, Y; Zhang, Z T

    2016-03-04

    A novel film electrode was assembled via a simple filtration process, with an rGO paper as the substrate and Ni-Mn LDH/graphene superlattice composites as the functional layer. The electrode presented typical pseudocapacitive behaviours with excellent rate property and cycle stability.

  11. High performance Li2MnO3/rGO composite cathode for lithium ion batteries

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    Zhao, Wei; Xiong, Lilong; Xu, Youlong; Li, Houli; Ren, Zaihuang

    2017-05-01

    The novel composite Li2MnO3 (LMO)/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) has been synthesized successfully. Based on the scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, LMO is found to distribute separately on the rGO sheets by forming a laminated structure, which is in favor of good electrical contact between the cathode active materials and the rGO matrix, and also facilitates the separation of LMO secondary particles with reduced size. Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy tests show that the charge transfer resistance decreases from 81.2 Ω for LMO to 29.6 Ω for LMO/rGO composite. The Li-ion diffusion coefficient of LMO/rGO composite is almost triple that of LMO. As a result, the LMO/rGO composite delivers an initial discharge capacity of 284.9 mAh g-1 with a capacity retention of 86.6% after 45 cycles at 0.1 C between 2.0 and 4.6 V. Cycle performance is even better at a higher current density 0.2 C while the retention ratio is up to 97.1% after 45 cycles. The rate capability is also significantly enhanced, and the LMO/rGO composite could exhibit a large discharge capacity of 123.7 mAh g-1 which is more than three times larger than that of LMO (40.8 mAh g-1) at a high rate of 8 C.

  12. MnO(x)/TiO(2) composite nanoxides synthesized by deposition-precipitation method as a superior catalyst for NO oxidation.

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    Wu, Zhongbiao; Tang, Nian; Xiao, Ling; Liu, Yue; Wang, Haiqiang

    2010-12-01

    A series of MnO(x)/TiO(2) composite nanoxides were prepared by deposition-precipitation (DP) method, and the sample with the Mn/Ti ratio of 0.3 showed a superior activity for NO catalytic oxidation to NO(2). The maximum NO conversion over MnO(x)(0.3)/TiO(2)(DP) could reach 89% at 250°C with a GHSV of 25,000h(-1), which was much higher than that over the catalyst prepared by conventional wet-impregnation (WI) method (69% at 330°C). Characterization results including XRD, HRTEM, FTIR, XPS, H(2)-TPR, NO-TPD and Nitrogen adsorption-desorption implied that the higher activity of MnO(x)(0.3)/TiO(2)(DP) could be attributed to the enrichment of well-dispersed MnO(x) on the surface and the abundance of Mn(3+) species. Furthermore, DRIFT investigations and long-time running test indicated that NO(2) came from the decomposition of adsorbed nitrogen-containing species.

  13. Water Plasma Functionalized CNTs/MnO2 Composites for Supercapacitors

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    Shahzad Hussain

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A water plasma treatment applied to vertically-aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNTs synthesized by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition gives rise to surface functionalization and purification of the CNTs, along with an improvement of their electrochemical properties. Additional increase of their charge storage capability is achieved by anodic deposition of manganese dioxide lining the surface of plasma-treated nanotubes. The morphology (nanoflower, layer, or needle-like structure and oxidation state of manganese oxide depend on the voltage window applied during charge-discharge measurements and are found to be key points for improved efficiency of capacitor devices. MnO2/CNTs nanocomposites exhibit an increase in their specific capacitance from 678 Fg−1, for untreated CNTs, up to 750 Fg−1, for water plasma-treated CNTs.

  14. Fabrication and performance of La0.8Sr0.2MnO3/YSZ graded composite cathodes for SOFC

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    SUN Kening; PIAO Jinhua; ZHANG Naiqing; CHEN Xinbing; XU Shen; ZHOU Derui

    2008-01-01

    The performance of multi-layer (1-x)La0.8Sr0.2MnO3/xYSZ graded composite cathodes was studied as electrode materials for intermediate solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). The thermal expansion coefficient, electrical conductivity, and electrochemical performance of multi-layer composite cathodes were investigated. The thermal expansion coefficient and electrical conductivity decreased with the increase in YSZ content. The (1-x)La0.8Sr0.2MnO3/xYSZ composite cathode greatly increased the length of the active triple phase boundary line (TPBL) among electrode, electrolyte, and gas phase, leading to a decrease in polarization resistance and an increase in polarization current density. The polarization current density of the triple-layer graded composite cathode (0.77 A/cm2) was the highest and that of the monolayer cathode (0.13 A/cm2) was the lowest. The polarization resistance (Rp) of the triple-layer graded composite cathode was only 0.182Ω·cm2 and that of the monolayer composite cathode was 0.323Ω·cm2. The power density of the triple-layer graded composite cathode was the highest and that of the monolayer composite cathode was the lowest. The triple-layer graded composite cathode had superior performance.

  15. Interface control of atomic layer deposited oxide coatings by filtered cathodic arc deposited sublayers for improved corrosion protection

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    Härkönen, Emma, E-mail: emma.harkonen@helsinki.fi [Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 55, FIN-00014 Helsinki (Finland); Tervakangas, Sanna; Kolehmainen, Jukka [DIARC-Technology Inc., Espoo (Finland); Díaz, Belén; Światowska, Jolanta; Maurice, Vincent; Seyeux, Antoine; Marcus, Philippe [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Surfaces, CNRS (UMR 7075) – Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), F-75005 Paris (France); Fenker, Martin [FEM Research Institute, Precious Metals and Metals Chemistry, D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany); Tóth, Lajos; Radnóczi, György [Research Centre for Natural Sciences HAS, (MTA TKK), Budapest (Hungary); Ritala, Mikko [Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 55, FIN-00014 Helsinki (Finland)

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    Sublayers grown with filtered cathodic arc deposition (FCAD) were added under atomic layer deposited (ALD) oxide coatings for interface control and improved corrosion protection of low alloy steel. The FCAD sublayer was either Ta:O or Cr:O–Ta:O nanolaminate, and the ALD layer was Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} nanolaminate, Al{sub x}Ta{sub y}O{sub z} mixture or graded mixture. The total thicknesses of the FCAD/ALD duplex coatings were between 65 and 120 nm. Thorough analysis of the coatings was conducted to gain insight into the influence of the FCAD sublayer on the overall coating performance. Similar characteristics as with single FCAD and ALD coatings on steel were found in the morphology and composition of the duplex coatings. However, the FCAD process allowed better control of the interface with the steel by reducing the native oxide and preventing its regrowth during the initial stages of the ALD process. Residual hydrocarbon impurities were buried in the interface between the FCAD layer and steel. This enabled growth of ALD layers with improved electrochemical sealing properties, inhibiting the development of localized corrosion by pitting during immersion in acidic NaCl and enhancing durability in neutral salt spray testing. - Highlights: • Corrosion protection properties of ALD coatings were improved by FCAD sublayers. • The FCAD sublayer enabled control of the coating-substrate interface. • The duplex coatings offered improved sealing properties and durability in NSS. • The protective properties were maintained during immersion in a corrosive solution. • The improvements were due to a more ideal ALD growth on the homogeneous FCAD oxide.

  16. Influence of sodium silicate concentration on structural and tribological properties of microarc oxidation coatings on 2017A aluminum alloy substrate

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    Polat, Aytekin, E-mail: apolat@nigde.edu.t [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigde University, Nigde 51100 (Turkey); Makaraci, Murat [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli (Turkey); Usta, Metin [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    2010-08-20

    In this paper, thick and hard oxide coatings resistant to wear were produced on 2017A-T6 Al alloy by the microarc oxidation (MAO) technique in an alkali electrolyte consisting of different sodium silicate concentrations (0-8 g/l). The coatings were characterized by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and surface profilometry. Microhardness, scratch adhesion and pin-on-disk sliding wear tests were also performed to evaluate the tribological properties of the coatings. The influence of sodium silicate concentration on the structural and tribological properties of the MAO coatings was discussed. Results reveal that increasing sodium silicate concentration from 0 to 8 g/l in the electrolyte caused an increase in the electrolyte conductivity (from 7.71 to 18.1 mS/cm) and a decrease in positive final voltage (from 627 to 590 V) in the MAO process. In response to the increase in sodium silicate concentration, the thickness, surface roughness (R{sub a}) and critical load (L{sub c}) corresponding to adhesive failure of the coatings were increased simultaneously from 74 to 144 {mu}m, and 4.4 to 6.58 {mu}m, and 127.76 to 198.54 N, respectively. At the same time, the phase structure and composition of the coatings also varied by the participation of silicate ions in the reactions and their incorporation into the coating structure. Moreover, it was observed that the coating formed in the low sodium silicate concentration (4 g/l) had higher surface hardness (2020 HV) and improved wear resistance than the one (1800 HV) formed in the high sodium silicate concentration (8 g/l). The coatings produced in three different electrolytic solutions provided an excellent wear resistance and a load carrying capacity compared to the uncoated aluminum alloy.

  17. Binder-free graphene and manganese oxide coated carbon felt anode for high-performance microbial fuel cell.

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    Zhang, Changyong; Liang, Peng; Yang, Xufei; Jiang, Yong; Bian, Yanhong; Chen, Chengmeng; Zhang, Xiaoyuan; Huang, Xia

    2016-07-15

    A novel anode was developed by coating reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and manganese oxide (MnO2) composite on the carbon felt (CF) surface. With a large surface area and excellent electrical conductivity, this binder-free anode was found to effectively enhance the enrichment and growth of electrochemically active bacteria and facilitate the extracellular electron transfer from the bacteria to the anode. A microbial fuel cell (MFC) equipped with the rGO/MnO2/CF anode delivered a maximum power density of 2065mWm(-2), 154% higher than that with a bare CF anode. The internal resistance of the MFC with this novel anode was 79Ω, 66% lower than the regular one's (234Ω). Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analyses affirmed that the rGO/MnO2 composite significantly increased the anodic reaction rates and facilitated the electron transfer from the bacteria to the anode. The findings from this study suggest that the rGO/MnO2/CF anode, fabricated via a simple dip-coating and electro-deposition process, could be a promising anode material for high-performance MFC applications.

  18. Mapping Structure-Composition-Property Relationships in V- and Fe-Doped LiMnPO4 Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries.

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    Johnson, Ian D; Loveridge, Melanie; Bhagat, Rohit; Darr, Jawwad A

    2016-11-14

    A series of LiMn1-x-yFexVyPO4 (LMFVP) nanomaterials have been synthesized using a pilot-scale continuous hydrothermal synthesis process (CHFS) and evaluated as high voltage cathodes in Li-ion batteries at a production rate of 0.25 kg h(-1). The rapid synthesis and screening approach has allowed the specific capacity of the high Mn content olivines to be optimized, particularly at high discharge rates. Consistent and gradual changes in the structure and performance are observed across the compositional region under investigation; the doping of Fe at 20 at% (with respect to Mn) into lithium manganese phosphate, rather than V or indeed codoping of Fe and V, gives the best balance of high capacity and high rate performance.

  19. Effect of CeO2 coprecipitation on the electrochemical performance of Li(Li,Ni,Mn,Co)O2-CeO2-C composite cathode materials

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    Kurilenko, K. A.; Shlyakhtin, O. A.; Petukhov, D. I.; Garshev, A. V.

    2017-06-01

    Composite electrode materials Li[Li0.13Ni0.2Mn0.47Co0.2]O2 (LNMC)-CeO2-C are obtained by the coprecipitation of Co, Ni, Mn and Ce hydroxides followed by the coating of LNMC-CeO2 composites with pyrolytic carbon. The introduction of 5% CeO2 promotes the reduction of LNMC grain size from 190-230 to 100-170 nm and the corresponding increase in the electrochemical capacity of LNMC-CeO2 composite. The pyrolytic coating consists of the network of 2-5 nm polymer-carbon particles at the surface of LNMC crystallites. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy data, which was performed after the galvanostatic cycling, demonstrated considerably lower charge transfer resistance of the carbon-coated composites compared to the bare LNMC and the LNMC-CeO2 composites. The values of the discharge capacity of LNMC-CeO2-C composites are superior to the capacity of LMNC-CeO2 and LMNC-C composites at all discharge rates (C/10 - 5C). The increase of the upper boundary of potentials to 4.8 V after cycling at 5C (U - 2÷4.6 V) promotes the increase of low rate electrochemical capacity of LNMC-CeO2-C composite to 220 mAh g-1.

  20. Evaluation of the mechanical properties of microarc oxidation coatings and 2024 aluminium alloy substrate

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    Xue Wen Bin; Deng Zhi Wei; Chen Ru Yi; Li Yong Liang; Zhang Ton Ghe

    2002-01-01

    A determination of the phase constituents of ceramic coatings produced on Al-Cu-Mg alloy by microarc discharge in alkaline solution was performed using x-ray diffraction. The profiles of the hardness, H, and elastic modulus, E, across the ceramic coating were determined by means of nanoindentation. In addition, a study of the influence of microarc oxidation coatings on the tensile properties of the aluminium alloy was also carried out. The results show that the H-and E-profiles are similar, and both of them exhibit a maximum value at the same depth of coating. The distribution of the alpha-Al sub 2 O sub 3 phase content determines the H- and E-profiles of the coatings. The tensile properties of 2024 aluminium alloy show less change after the alloy has undergone microarc discharge surface treatment.

  1. Enhanced Rate Capability of Oxide Coated Lithium Titanate within Extended Voltage Ranges

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    Dongjoon eAhn

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12 or LTO is a promising negative electrode material of high power lithium-ion batteries, due to its superior rate capability and excellent capacity retention. However, the specific capacity of LTO is less than one half of that of graphite electrode. In this work, we applied ultrathin oxide coating on LTO by the atomic layer deposition (ALD technique, aiming for increasing the energy density by extending the cell voltage window and specific capacity of LTO. We demonstrated that a few nanometer thick Al2O3 coating can suppress the mechanical distortion of LTO cycled at low potential, which enable the higher specific capacity and excellent capacity retentio. Furthermore, the surface coating can facilitate the charge transfer, leading to significantly improved rate capabilities, comparing with the uncoated LTO.

  2. Coelectrodeposition of Ternary Mn-Oxide/Polypyrrole Composites for ORR Electrocatalysts: A Study Based on Micro-X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence Mapping

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    Benedetto Bozzini

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Low energy X-ray fluorescence (XRF and soft X-ray absorption (XAS microspectroscopies at high space-resolution are employed for the investigation of the coelectrodeposition of composites consisting of a polypyrrole(PPy-matrix and Mn-based ternary dispersoids, that have been proposed as promising electrocatalysts for oxygen-reduction electrodes. Specifically, we studied Mn–Co–Cu/PP, Mn–Co–Mg/PPy and Mn–Ni–Mg/PPy co-electrodeposits. The Mn–Co–Cu system features the best ORR electrocatalytic activity in terms of electron transfer number, onset potential, half-wave potential and current density. XRF maps and micro-XAS spectra yield compositional and chemical state distributions, contributing unique molecular-level information on the pulse-plating processes. Mn, Ni, Co and Mg exhibit a bimodal distribution consisting of mesoscopic aggregates of micrometric globuli, separated by polymer-rich ridges. Within this common qualitative scenario, the individual systems exhibit quantitatively different chemical distribution patterns, resulting from specific electrokinetic and electrosorption properties of the single components. The electrodeposits consist of Mn3+,4+-oxide particles, accompanied by combinations of Co0/Co2+, Ni0/Ni2+ and Cu0,+/Cu2+ resulting from the alternance of cathodic and anodic pulses. The formation of highly electroactive Mn3+,4+ in the as-fabricated material is a specific feature of the ternary systems, deriving from synergistic stabilisation brought about by two types of bivalent dopants as well as by galvanic contact to elemental metal; this result represents a considerable improvement in material quality with respect to previously studied Mn/PPy and Mn-based/PPy binaries.

  3. 复合硫杆菌生物淋滤对Mn去除的研究%Study on Mn Removal by Composite Thiobacillus Bioleaching

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    霍金枝; 张弛; 王增长

    2012-01-01

    By use of composite Thiobacillus (Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and Thiobacillus thiooxidans) at different inoculum quantity (5%,10%,20%) for municipal sludge bioleaching experiments, it investigated the changes of pH and redox potential (ORP) 、 leaching effects on Mn and Mn form variation during the process.The results showed that: the method could leach Mn out of the sludge effectively .After 12 days, the leaching out rate of Mn in reactor reached 100% under 10% inoculation rate. Leaching out rate of Mn was affected by pH and ORP, and the relationship was that the leaching out rate was 2.439-0.452pH-0.002ORP, changes of the exchangeable form and the residual form of Mn were great, the morphological changes indicated that Mn was leaching out effectively; the leaching abilities of various forms of Mn were as follow: carbonate bound> Fe-Mn oxides bound > residual fraction> organic bound.%通过利用复合硫杆菌(氧化亚铁硫杆菌和氧化硫硫杆菌)在不同接种量(5%,10%,20%)对市政污泥进行生物淋滤实验,探讨了淋滤过程中pH和氧化还原电位( ORP)、Mn的淋滤效果及淋滤过程中其形态的变化.结果表明:该方法能有效淋出污泥中的Mn,生物淋滤12d后,10%接种量反应器Mn的淋出率达到100%; Mn的淋出率受pH和ORP的双重影响,与pH和ORP的关系为:淋出率等于2.439-0.452pH-0.0020RP;各形态中Mn的可交换态和残渣态变化幅度大,从形态变化上表明该淋滤反应对Mn具有有效的淋出;Mn各形态的淋滤能力是:碳酸盐结合态>铁锰氧化物结合态>残渣态>有机物结合态.

  4. Superhydrophilicity and antibacterial property of a Cu-dotted oxide coating surface

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Aluminum-made settings are widely used in healthcare, schools, public facilities and transit systems. Frequently-touched surfaces of those settings are likely to harbour bacteria and be a potential source of infection. One method to utilize the effectiveness of copper (Cu in eliminating pathogens for these surfaces would be to coat the aluminum (Al items with a Cu coating. However, such a combination of Cu and Al metals is susceptible to galvanic corrosion because of their different electrochemical potentials. Methods In this work, a new approach was proposed in which electrolytic plasma oxidation (EPO of Al was used to form an oxide surface layer followed by electroplating of Cu metal on the top of the oxide layer. The oxide was designed to function as a corrosion protective and biocompatible layer, and the Cu in the form of dots was utilized as an antibacterial material. The antibacterial property enhanced by superhydrophilicity of the Cu-dotted oxide coating was evaluated. Results A superhydrophilic surface was successfully prepared using electrolytic plasma oxidation of aluminum (Al followed by electroplating of copper (Cu in a Cu-dotted form. Both Cu plate and Cu-dotted oxide surfaces had excellent antimicrobial activities against E. coli ATCC 25922, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA ATCC 43300 and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE ATCC 51299. However, its Cu-dotted surface morphology allowed the Cu-dotted oxide surface to be more antibacterial than the smooth Cu plate surface. The enhanced antibacterial property was attributed to the superhydrophilic behaviour of the Cu-dotted oxide surface that allowed the bacteria to have a more effective killing contact with Cu due to spreading of the bacterial suspension media. Conclusion The superhydrophilic Cu-dotted oxide coating surface provided an effective method of controlling bacterial growth and survival on contact surfaces and thus reduces the

  5. Anticoagulation and endothelial cell behaviors of heparin-loaded graphene oxide coating on titanium surface

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    Pan, Chang-Jiang, E-mail: panchangjiang@hyit.edu.cn [Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory for Interventional Medical Devices, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai' an 223003 (China); Pang, Li-Qun [Department of General Surgery, Huai' an First People' s Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Huai' an 223300 (China); Gao, Fei [Zhejiang Zylox Medical Devices Co., Ltd., Hangzhou 310000 (China); Wang, Ya-Nan; Liu, Tao; Ye, Wei; Hou, Yan-Hua [Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory for Interventional Medical Devices, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai' an 223003 (China)

    2016-06-01

    Owing to its unique physical and chemical properties, graphene oxide (GO) has attracted tremendous interest in many fields including biomaterials and biomedicine. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the endothelial cell behaviors and anticoagulation of heparin-loaded GO coating on the titanium surface. To this end, the titanium surface was firstly covered by the polydopamine coating followed by the deposition of the GO coating. Heparin was finally loaded on the GO coating to improve the blood compatibility. The results of attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicated that the heparin-loaded GO coating was successfully created on the titanium surface. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images indicated that a relative uniform GO coating consisting of multilayer GO sheets was formed on the substrate. The hydrophilicity of the titanium surface was enhanced after the deposition of GO and further improved significantly by the loading heparin. The GO coating can enhance the endothelial cell adhesion and proliferation as compared with polydopamine coating and the blank titanium. Loading heparin on the GO coating can significantly reduce the platelet adhesion and prolong the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) while not influence the endothelial cell adhesion and proliferation. Therefore, the heparin-loaded GO coating can simultaneously enhance the cytocompatibility to endothelial cells and blood compatibility of biomaterials. Because the polydopamine coating can be easily prepared on most of biomaterials including polymer, ceramics and metal, thus the approach of the present study may open up a new window of promising an effective and efficient way to promote endothelialization and improve the blood compatibility of blood-contact biomedical devices such as intravascular stents. - Highlights: • Heparin-loaded graphene oxide coating was

  6. Reduction of ripening time of full-scale manganese removal filters with manganese oxide-coated media

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    Bruins, J.H.; Petrusevski, B.; Slokar, Y.M.; Huysman, K.; Joris, K.; Kruithof, J.C.; Kennedy, M.D.

    2015-01-01

    Effective manganese removal by conventional aeration-filtration with virgin filter media requires a long ripening time. The aim of this study was to assess the potential of manganese oxide-coated media to shorten the ripening time of filters with virgin media, under practical conditions. A full

  7. Improving the scratch resistance of sol-gel metal oxide coatings cured at 250 C through use of thermogenerated amines

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    Langanke, J.; Arfsten, N.; Buskens, P.; Habets, R.; Klankermayer, J.; Leitner, W.

    2013-01-01

    Scratch resistant sol-gel metal oxide coatings typically require a thermal post-treatment step (curing process) at temperatures between 400 and 700 C. In this report, we demonstrate that the in situ generation of amines within sol-gel films facilitates the preparation of scratch resistant metal oxid

  8. Reduction of ripening time of full-scale manganese removal filters with manganese oxide-coated media

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    Bruins, J.H.; Petrusevski, B.; Slokar, Y.M.; Huysman, K.; Joris, K.; Kruithof, J.C.; Kennedy, M.D.

    2015-01-01

    Effective manganese removal by conventional aeration-filtration with virgin filter media requires a long ripening time. The aim of this study was to assess the potential of manganese oxide-coated media to shorten the ripening time of filters with virgin media, under practical conditions. A full scal

  9. Electrochemical Kinetics and Performance of Layered Composite Cathode Material Li[Li0.2Ni0.2Mn0.6]O2

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    Zheng, Jianming; Shi, Wei; Gu, Meng; Xiao, Jie; Zuo, Pengjian; Wang, Chong M.; Zhang, Jiguang

    2013-10-10

    Lithium-rich, manganese-rich (LMR) layered composite cathode material Li[Li0.2Ni0.2Mn0.6]O2 has been successfully prepared by a co-precipitation method and its structure is confirmed by XRD characterization. The material delivers a high discharge capacity of 281 mAh g-1, when charged and discharged at a low current density of 10 mA g-1. However, significant increase of cell polarization and decrease of discharge capacity are observed at voltages below 3.5 V with increasing current densities. Galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (GITT) analysis demonstrates that lithium ion intercalation/de-intercalation reactions in this material are kinetically controlled by Li2MnO3 and its activated MnO2 component. The relationship between the electrochemical kinetics and rate performance as well as cycling stability has been systematically investigated. High discharge capacity of 149 mAh g-1 can be achieved at 10 C charge rate and C/10 discharge rate. The result demonstrates that the Li2MnO3 based material could withstand high charge rate (except initial activation process), which is very promising for practical applications. A lower discharge current density is preferred to overcome the kinetic barrier of lithium ion intercalation into MnO2 component, in order to achieve higher discharge capacity even at high charge rates.

  10. Surface modification of LiCo0.05Mn1.95O4 cathode by coating with SiO2-TiO2 composite

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    禹筱元; 胡国荣; 彭忠东; 肖劲; 陈召勇; 刘业翔

    2004-01-01

    The cycling characteristics and low specific capacity of LiMn2 O4 have always been the greatest obstacle to its commercialization. For the improvement of cycle performance, the surface of LiCo0.05 Mn1.95 O4 was coated with very fine SiO2-TiO2 composite prepared by sol-gel method. The structure and morphology of the coating materials were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The electrochemical performances of uncoated and SiO2-TiO2 coated LiCo0.05 Mn1.95O4 spinel at 25 ℃ and 55 ℃ were studied with a voltage range of 3.0 - 4.35V and a current density of 0.1 mA/cm2. There is a slight decrease in the initial discharge capacity bility of LiCo0.05 Mn1.95 O4 coated by SiO2-TiO2 is improved. It is proposed that surface treatment is an effective method to improve the cycle performance of LiCo0. 05 Mn1.95O4. The surface modification is successful in minimizing the harmful side reactions within the batteries by placing a protective barrier layer between the oxidizing cathode material and the liquid electrolyte.

  11. Facile synthesis of graphite/PEDOT/MnO2 composites on commercial supercapacitor separator membranes as flexible and high-performance supercapacitor electrodes.

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    Tang, Pengyi; Han, Lijuan; Zhang, Li

    2014-07-09

    A facile and low-cost method is presented to synthesize graphite/PEDOT/MnO2 composites with controlled network structures on commercial supercapacitor separator (CSS) membranes for high-performance supercapacitors, in which pencil lead and a cellulose-based commercial supercapacitor separator membrane were applied as the graphite source and the flexible substrate, respectively. The dependence of PEDOT and MnO2 loading on the structural formation, the electrochemical performance of the hybrid electrode, and the formation mechanism of MnO2 nanowires are systematically investigated. The optimized electrode possesses a high areal capacitance of 316.4 mF/cm(2) at a scan rate of 10 mV/s and specific capacitance of 195.7 F/g at 0.5 A/g. The asymmetric supercapacitor device assembled using optimized CSS/Graphite/PEDOT/MnO2 electrode and activated carbon electrode exhibits a high energy density of 31.4 Wh/kg at a power density of 90 W/kg and maintains 1 Wh/kg at 4500 W/kg. After 2000 cycles, the device retains 81.1% of initial specific capacitance, and can drive a mini DC-motor for ca. 10 s. The enhanced capability of the CSS-based graphite/PEDOT/MnO2 network electrode has high potential for low-cost, high-performance, and flexible supercapacitors.

  12. Li2Ni(0.5)Mn(0.5)SnO4/C: A Novel Hybrid Composite Electrode for High Rate Applications.

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    Vellaisamy, Mani; Nallathamby, Kalaiselvi

    2015-09-08

    A novel Li2Ni(0.5)Mn(0.5)SnO4/C composite electrode, existing as a hybrid consisting of monoclinic Li2SnO3 and layered LiNi(0.5)Mn(0.5)O2, has been identified and validated for high capacity and high rate lithium battery applications. Of the components, LiNi(0.5)Mn(0.5)O2 upon discharge forms the corresponding dilithium oxide, viz., Li2Ni(0.5)Mn(0.5)O2, and facilitates the progressive electrochemical performance of the composite electrode. Similarly, Li2SnO3 upon discharge forms Li2O and SnO2, wherein the unacceptable volume expansion related issues of SnO2 are addressed by the buffering activity of Li2O phase. A combination of alloying/dealloying, conversion, and redox mechanism is responsible for the excellent electrochemical behavior of Li2Ni(0.5)Mn(0.5)SnO4/C electrode. With this newer formulation of dilithium stannate composite, a superior capacity of >3000 mAh g(-1) at 100 mA g(-1) current density has been demonstrated. The study opens up a newer gateway for the entry of Li2SnO3·LiM1M2O2 hybrid formulations for exploitation up to 1 A g(-1) rate, thus ensuring the sustainable development of potential electrode materials for high rate applications.

  13. A MnO2/Graphene Oxide/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes-Sulfur Composite with Dual-Efficient Polysulfide Adsorption for Improving Lithium-Sulfur Batteries.

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    Li, Yong; Ye, Daixin; Liu, Wen; Shi, Bin; Guo, Rui; Zhao, Hongbin; Pei, Haijuan; Xu, Jiaqiang; Xie, Jingying

    2016-10-12

    Lithium-sulfur batteries can potentially be used as a chemical power source because of their high energy density. However, the sulfur cathode has several shortcomings, including fast capacity attenuation, poor electrochemical activity, and low Coulombic efficiency. Herein, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene oxide (GO), and manganese dioxide are introduced to the sulfur cathode. A MnO2/GO/CNTs-S composite with a unique three-dimensional (3D) architecture was synthesized by a one-pot chemical method and heat treatment approach. In this structure, the innermost CNTs work as a conducting additive and backbone to form a conducting network. The MnO2/GO nanosheets anchored on the sidewalls of CNTs have a dual-efficient absorption capability for polysulfide intermediates as well as afford adequate space for sulfur loading. The outmost nanosized sulfur particles are well-distributed on the surface of the MnO2/GO nanosheets and provide a short transmission path for Li(+) and the electrons. The sulfur content in the MnO2/GO/CNTs-S composite is as high as 80 wt %, and the as-designed MnO2/GO/CNTs-S cathode displays excellent comprehensive performance. The initial specific capacities are up to 1500, 1300, 1150, 1048, and 960 mAh g(-1) at discharging rates of 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, and 1 C, respectively. Moreover, the composite cathode shows a good cycle performance: the specific capacity remains at 963.5 mAh g(-1) at 0.2 C after 100 cycles when the area density of sulfur is 2.8 mg cm(-2).

  14. Cu–Li{sub 2}MnSiO{sub 4}-polyaniline composite hybrids as high performance cathode for lithium batteries

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    Lee, Sol-Nip; Baek, Seulgi; Amaresh, Samuthirapandian [Faculty of Applied Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwang-ju 500-757 (Korea, Republic of); Aravindan, Vanchiappan [Faculty of Applied Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwang-ju 500-757 (Korea, Republic of); Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI-N), Nanyang Technological University, Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore); Chung, Kyung Yoon; Cho, Byung Won [Center for Energy Convergence, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 136-791 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Won-Sub, E-mail: wsyoon@skku.edu [Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Yun-Sung, E-mail: leeys@chonnam.ac.kr [Faculty of Applied Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwang-ju 500-757 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-05

    Highlights: • High performance Cu–Li{sub 2}MnSiO{sub 4}-PANI composites hybrids are prepared by Sol–gel. • Beyond one electron reaction is realized for the mentioned composite in half-cell assembly. • Stable cycling profiles are noted upon cycling with ∼63% retention after 50 cycles. - Abstract: We reported the dramatic improvement in electrochemical properties of high capacity orthosilicate, Li{sub 2}MnSiO{sub 4} by conventional sol–gel route. Simple inclusion of metallic Cu and subsequent hybridization with polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers certainly promotes superior electrochemical activity in terms of high reversibility i.e. beyond one electron reaction and cycling stability. First, the Li{sub 2}MnSiO{sub 4} nanoparticles are prepared by adipic acid assisted sol–gel technique at 700 °C under Ar flow by fine tuning the sintering duration. Then, optimization of adipic acid and Cu concentrations are performed based on the mentioned sintering conditions to yield high performance cathode active material. The Cu–Li{sub 2}MnSiO{sub 4}-PANI hybrid exhibits the reversible insertion of ∼1.15 and 0.73 mol of Li for first and 50th cycles, respectively. This corresponds to the ∼63% of retention.

  15. Thermally stable white-emitting single composition Na(Sr,Ba)PO4:Eu2+, Mn2+ phosphor for near-ultraviolet-pumped light-emitting diodes.

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    Choi, Sungho; Yun, Young Jun; Kim, Sue Jin; Jung, Ha-Kyun

    2013-04-15

    Eu(2+) and Mn(2+) codoped, white-emitting Na(Sr,Ba)PO(4) phosphors are prepared, and their emission properties, especially for thermal stability, are thoroughly investigated. The thermal quenching and Eu(2+)/Mn(2+) energy transfer efficiency are totally different in the ratio of alkaline earth metals in host composition, NaBaPO(4), Na(Sr(0.5)Ba(0.5))PO(4), and NaSrPO(4), respectively. Furthermore, by using near-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and the corresponding Na(Sr(0.5)Ba(0.5))PO(4):Eu(2+), Mn(2+) phosphor as light converters, we demonstrate a bright and thermally stable white-emitting LED. The resultant LED exhibits a warm white light [~4900 K, CIE coordinates of (0.33, 0.31)] with excellent thermal and hydrolytic stabilities comparable to those of commercially available ones, Y(3)Al(5)O(12):Ce(3+) and BaMg(2)Al(16)O(27):Eu(2+). The proposed composition, with its efficient energy transfer, could enable Eu(2+) and Mn(2+) codoped Na(Sr,Ba)PO(4) to be a promising single component phosphor for cost-effective white-emitting LEDs.

  16. Characterization of TiO2–MnO2 composite electrodes synthesized using spark plasma sintering technique

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    Tshephe, TS

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available and electrochemical stability of the resulting materials were investigated. Relative densities of 99.33% and 98.49% were obtained for 90TiO2–10MnO2 and 80TiO2–10MnO2 when ball was incorporated. The 90TiO2–10MnO2 powder mixed with balls had its Vickers hardness value...

  17. Study of Magnetic and Magnetocaloric Behaviour of (1 - Y)La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/(Y)MnFe2O4, (1 - Y)La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/(Y)Ni0.9Zn0.1Fe2O4 Composites.

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    Anwar, M S; Jung-Il; Lee, S R; Koo, Bon Heun

    2015-11-01

    We report the structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of (1 - Y)La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/ (Y)MnFe2O4 (LCMO/MFO) and (1 - Y)La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/(Y)Ni0.9Zn0.1Fe2O4 (LCMO/NZFO) composites. Polycrystalline LCMO/MFO samples were prepared using the conventional solid-state reaction technique. The results of X-ray diffraction indicates mainly LCMO phase without characteristic lines of the MFO and NZFO phase. The magnetic study has revealed that the Curie temperature was influenced by the concentration of MFO and NZFO phases. A large magnetic entropy change has been observed for La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 compound. The value of the maximum magnetic entropy change was found to decrease in the composites samples with increasing the concentration of the MFO and NZFO phases. This investigation suggests that LCMO/MFO and LCMO/NZFO types of composites can give a new kind of refrigeration candidates, which can easily provide the tunable magnetocaloric effect.

  18. Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3-Ga2O3 Alloy Coatings for Li[Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2]O2 Cathode to Improve Rate Performance in Li-Ion Battery.

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    Laskar, Masihhur R; Jackson, David H K; Guan, Yingxin; Xu, Shenzhen; Fang, Shuyu; Dreibelbis, Mark; Mahanthappa, Mahesh K; Morgan, Dane; Hamers, Robert J; Kuech, Thomas F

    2016-04-27

    Metal oxide coatings can improve the electrochemical stability of cathodes and hence, their cycle-life in rechargeable batteries. However, such coatings often impose an additional electrical and ionic transport resistance to cathode surfaces leading to poor charge-discharge capacity at high C-rates. Here, a mixed oxide (Al2O3)1-x(Ga2O3)x alloy coating, prepared via atomic layer deposition (ALD), on Li[Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2]O2 (NMC) cathodes is developed that has increased electron conductivity and demonstrated an improved rate performance in comparison to uncoated NMC. A "co-pulsing" ALD technique was used which allows intimate and controlled ternary mixing of deposited film to obtain nanometer-thick mixed oxide coatings. Co-pulsing allows for independent control over film composition and thickness in contrast to separate sequential pulsing of the metal sources. (Al2O3)1-x(Ga2O3)x alloy coatings were demonstrated to improve the cycle life of the battery. Cycle tests show that increasing Al-content in alloy coatings increases capacity retention; whereas a mixture of compositions near (Al2O3)0.5(Ga2O3)0.5 was found to produce the optimal rate performance.

  19. One-step microwave preparation of a Mn3O4 nanoparticles/exfoliated graphite composite as superior anode materials for Li-ion batteries

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    Zhao, Yun; Ma, Canliang; Li, Yong

    2017-04-01

    The fabrication of exfoliated graphite (EG) is highly polluting due to the discharge of large amount of manganese-contained wastewater. Here, a facile and green chemistry route is developed to prepare a Mn3O4 nanoparticles (NPs)/EG composite by artfully tuning the traditional fabrication process of EG. During this treatment, Mn3O4-NPs with high crystallinity and uniform dimension of ∼7 nm are found to be homogeneously and firmly anchored on the surface of EG. The composite as an anode material of Li-ion batteries exhibits favorable electrochemical performances, such as decay-free charge capacity of 655 mAh g-1 extending to 120 cycles and excellent rate capability.

  20. Comparative study on nanostructured MnO2/carbon composites synthesized by spontaneous reduction for supercapacitor application

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    Lin, Yen-Po

    2011-10-01

    MnO2 has been deposited onto two types of carbon (C) substrates, including a non-porous multi-wall carbon nano-tube (CNT) and a porous carbon black (CB) powder, by a solution reduction process where MnO4 - was reduced at 80 °C by the C substrate so as to give nano-crystalline MnO2 directly at the C surface. The nature of the C substrate has profound effects on polymorphicity, microstructure and electrochemical properties, in terms of supercapacitor application, of the resulting oxide. Deposition on CNT produces meso/macro-porous layer containing predominantly spinel MnO2 strongly bonded to the CNTs and having a larger surface area, while that on CB results in birnessite granules with a lower surface area. In addition to having a higher specific capacitance (309 F g-1), the MnO2/CNT electrode exhibits superior power performance (221 F g-1 at 500 mV s-1 or ca. 20 Wh kg -1at 88 kW kg-1) to MnO2/CB due to reduced electronic and ion-diffusion resistances. Furthermore, the MnO2/CNT electrode also exhibits slower self-discharging rate and greater cycling stability. The results indicate that the MnO2 spinel/CNT holds promise for supercapacitor applications. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Microstructures and mechanical properties of compositionally complex Co-free FeNiMnCr{sub 18} FCC solid solution alloy

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    Wu, Z. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States); Bei, H., E-mail: beih@ornl.gov [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

    2015-07-29

    Recently, a structurally-simple but compositionally-complex FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy was found to have excellent mechanical properties (e.g., high strength and ductility). To understand the potential of using high entropy alloys as structural materials for advanced nuclear reactor and power plants, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of their structural stability and mechanical properties degradation under neutron irradiation. This requires us to develop a similar model alloy without Co because material with Co will make post-neutron-irradiation testing difficult due to the production of the {sup 60}Co radioisotope. To achieve this goal, a FCC-structured single-phase alloy with a composition of FeNiMnCr{sub 18} was successfully developed. This near-equiatomic FeNiMnCr{sub 18} alloy has good malleability and its microstructure can be controlled by thermomechanical processing. By rolling and annealing, the as-cast elongated-grained-microstructure is replaced by homogeneous equiaxed grains. The mechanical properties (e.g., strength and ductility) of the FeNiMnCr{sub 18} alloy are comparable to those of the equiatomic FeNiCoMnCr high entropy alloy. Both strength and ductility increase with decreasing deformation temperature, with the largest difference occurring between 293 and 77 K. Extensive twin-bands which are bundles of numerous individual twins are observed when it is tensile-fractured at 77 K. No twin bands are detected by EBSD for materials deformed at 293 K and higher. The unusual temperature-dependencies of UTS and uniform elongation could be caused by the development of the dense twin substructure, twin-dislocation interactions and the interactions between primary and secondary twinning systems which result in a microstructure refinement and hence cause enhanced strain hardening and postponed necking.

  2. Improved electrochemical properties of LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4/C composite materials via a surface coating process

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    Yang, Chun-Chen; Hung, Yen-Wei; Lue, Shingjiang Jessie

    2016-09-01

    In this work, a LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4/C (LFMP/C) material was prepared by a simple solid-state ball-mill method by using LiH2PO4, γ-MnO2, and hollow α-Fe2O3 nano-sized materials. Both γ-MnO2 and hollow α-Fe2O3 were synthesized by a hydrothermal process. LFMP/C composites coated with different amounts (1-3wt%) of Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) were synthesized by a sol-gel method. Their typical properties are studied using X-ray diffraction, micro-Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, the AC impedance method, and the galvanostatic charge-discharge method. The results revealed that a 1 wt%-LTO-coated LFMP/C composite shows the highest performance among all LFMP/C composite samples. The long-term cycling performance of the LFMP/C composite improves considerably when the LTO ionic conductor is applied on it. Moreover, the 1 wt%-LTO-coated LFMP/C composite, which has the lowest fading rate, maintains high cycling stability at 1 C (141 mAh g-1) and 10 C (133 mAh g-1) at 55 °C after 100 cycles; by contrast, a bare LFMP/C sample, which demonstrates the highest fading rate, exhibits an unfavorable life cycle, and its discharge capacity decreases rapidly. The ionic conductor coating thus improves the high-temperature performance of LFMP/C composites. A LFMP/C-KS6/SiO2 full cell is assembled and tested.

  3. Disorder in the composite crystal structure of the manganese `disilicide' MnSi1.73 from powder X-ray diffraction data.

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    Akselrud, L; Cardoso Gil, R; Wagner-Reetz, M; Grin, Yu

    2015-12-01

    The crystal structure of the higher manganese silicide MnSi1.7 (known in the literature as HMS) is investigated in samples with different compositions obtained by different techniques at temperatures not higher than 1273 K. Powder X-ray diffraction was applied. The crystal structure is described as incommensurate composite. In addition to the ordered model already known in the literature, the partial disorder in the silicon substructure was detected and described introducing an additional atomic site with a different modulation function.

  4. Tribological studies of composite material based on CuZn38Al2Mn1Fe brass strengthened with δ-alumina fibres

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    J. W. Kaczmar

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The results of tribological studies (friction coefficient, wear resistance of the frictional couple of composite material based on CuZn38Al2Mn1Fe brass strengthened with δ-alumina fibres (Saffil and cast iron are shown in this paper. The wear investigations were conducted applying the tribological pin-on-disc tester and the friction forces between composite materials containing 10 and 20 vol. % of δ-alumina fibres (Saffil and cast iron were registered. Wear was determined on the base of the specimen mass loss after 1, 3,5 and 8.5 km of friction distance.

  5. 电解铜箔用涂层钛阳极表面结垢的去除%Descaling of oxide-coated titanium anode for manufacturing of electrolytic copper foils

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    徐海清; 胡耀红; 陈力格; 秦足足; 廖磊华; 张招贤

    2015-01-01

    采用X射线衍射(XRD)、X射线荧光光谱分析(XRF)测试了失效电解铜箔用钛阳极表面结垢成分,考察了BH−阳极除垢剂对电解铜箔用钛阳极表面结垢的去除效果,通过循环伏安曲线、极化曲线、强化寿命测试分析了 BH−阳极除垢剂对钛阳极电催化活性的影响,给出了电解铜箔用钛阳极在应用过程中的维护措施。结果表明,BH−阳极除垢剂可以有效去除结垢而不会破坏钛阳极表面的贵金属涂层,有利于延长钛阳极的寿命。%The composition of scale formed on surface of failure titanium anode used for manufacturing of electrolytic copper foils was examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF). The effectiveness of BH anode descaling agent on the oxide-titanium anode used for electrolytic copper foils was studied and its influence on electrocatalytic activity of the anode was analyzed through cyclic voltammetry, polarization curve measurement, and accelerated service life test. The maintenance methods for oxide-coated titanium anode during the manufacturing of electrolytic copper foils were presented. The results indicated that the BH anode descaling agent removes the scales effectively, and has no damage to the precious metal oxide coating, extending the service life of the oxide-coated titanium anode.

  6. Surface composition of Cd{sub 1–x}Fe(Mn){sub x}Te{sub 1–y}Se{sub y} systems exposed to air

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    Bundaleski, Nenad [University of Belgrade–Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Universidade Nova de Lisboa–Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, 2829–516 Caparica (Portugal); Radisavljević, Ivana, E-mail: iva@vin.bg.ac.rs [University of Belgrade–Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Trigueiro, João [Universidade Nova de Lisboa–Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, 2829–516 Caparica (Portugal); Tolstogouzov, Alexander [Universidade Nova de Lisboa–Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, 2829–516 Caparica (Portugal); Ryazan State Radio Engineering University, Gagarin 59/1, 390005 Ryazan (Russian Federation); Rakočević, Zlatko; Medić, Mirjana [University of Belgrade–Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia); Teodoro, Orlando M.N.D. [Universidade Nova de Lisboa–Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, 2829–516 Caparica (Portugal); Romčević, Nebojša [University of Belgrade–Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Ivanović, Nenad [University of Belgrade–Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2017-03-01

    Using X–ray induced Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Time–of–Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Atomic Force Microscopy we have investigated elemental composition, structure and oxidation process taking place at the surfaces of polycrystalline Cd{sub 0.99}Fe{sub 0.01}Te{sub 0.97}Se{sub 0.03} and Cd{sub 0.95}Mn{sub 0.05}Te{sub 0.97}Se{sub 0.03} systems stored in ambient conditions. The surface oxidation destroys the native CdTe matrix and provokes substantial atomic rearrangement in the first few atomic layers. The near–surface region of both systems is enriched in Cd and to some extent Te–deficient, but the surface structure, morphology and the native oxide composition are all found to be considerably different. In Cd{sub 0.99}Fe{sub 0.01}Te{sub 0.97}Se{sub 0.03} system both Fe and Se dopants diffuse into the bulk and oxidation of its surface results in formation of a thin CdTeO{sub 3} layer which covers the CdTe matrix. In Cd{sub 0.95}Mn{sub 0.05}Te{sub 0.97}Se{sub 0.03} system oxygen–rich atmosphere triggers Mn and Se out–diffusion and the nonuniform oxide layer predominantly consists of MnO and a small amount of Te–oxide which both lay underneath a thin layer of metallic Cd segregated at the top of the surface. - Highlights: • Nature of the CdFe(Mn)TeSe surfaces exposed to air is substantially different. • Near–surface region is enriched in Cd and to some extent Te–deficient. • Presence of Mn drastically changes the surface oxidation conditions. • The surface oxidation in ambient conditions undergoes different mechanisms. • Oxygen triggers Mn out–diffusion, while Fe diffuses into the bulk.

  7. 石墨烯/二氧化锰复合材料的电化学性能%Electrochemical Properties of Graphene/MnO2 Composite

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    徐晓; 田艳红; 张学军

    2013-01-01

    The graphene/MnO2 composite was synthesized by a chemical co-precipitation method. The influence of the mass ratio of graphene and MnO2 on the structure and performance of the composite was investigated. The crystal structure and the surface topography of the composite were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. The electrochemical properties of composites were determined by constant current charge-discharge, cyclic vohammetry and AC impedance, respectively. The results indicate that the MnO2 in the composite is a-MnO2 at the mass fraction of graphene of 26.5%, and the composite exhibits good electrochemical properties. The constant current charge-discharge test confirmed that the specific capacitance was up to 313 F/g in the KOH aqueous electrolyte of 6 mol/L, The cyclic vohammetry test showed that the composite had a good electrochemical reversibility.%通过共沉淀法制备了石墨烯/二氧化锰复合材料,研究了不同质量比的石墨烯与二氧化锰对复合材料结构与性能的影响.通过X射线衍射分析了复合材料的微观结构,用扫描电子显微镜观察复合材料的表面形貌,用恒流充放电、循环伏安及交流阻抗谱研究复合材料的电化学性能.结果表明:制备的复合材料中二氧化锰为α型二氧化锰,其中,当石墨烯质量分数为26.5%的复合材料具有良好的电化学性能,当以6 mol/L的KOH溶液为电解质时,其比电容达到313F·g-1,循环伏安测试表明其电化学可逆性较好.

  8. Surface Studies of High Voltage Lithium Rich Composition: Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2

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    Martha, Surendra K [ORNL; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Nanda, Jagjit [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    This article reports the evidence of surface film formation because of the breakdown of electrolyte upon high voltage cycling (4.9 V) of lithium rich cathode having a nominal composition of, Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2. We studied the chemical composition of this passivation film using electrochemical impedance, X-ray Photoelectron and micro-Raman spectroscopy and the results were compared against the pristine electrode. In order to distinguish the changes in the surface films composition induced by prolonged electrochemical cycling versus chemical passivation effect, we also studied the surface composition of cathode powders aged with electrolytes at 60 oC. Our study shows that electrodes cycled beyond 150 cycles showed a rapid drop in capacity due to increase in the surface film resistance resulting in limited capacity utilization.

  9. Evaluation of cerium oxide coated Cu cermets as inert anodes for aluminum electrowinning

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    1992-08-01

    Cu/NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} cermets were evaluated, with and without an in-situ deposited CEROX (TM; cerium oxide) coating, in 100 h laboratory A1 electrowinning tests. Bath ratio and current density were varied between tests and corrosion was determined by contamination of the aluminum and cryolite by cermet components (Cu, Fe, and Ni). Higher bath ratios of 1.5 to 1.6 led to less corrosion and thicker CEROX coatings. Lower current densities led to slightly less corrosion but much less oxidation of the Cu cermet substrate. At identical test conditions, the corrosion of the CEROX coated cermets was 1/7 that of an uncoated cermet. Corrosion was increased in CEROX coated cermets tested under unsaturated alumina conditions. The electrical conductivity of the CEROX coating was measured to be {approximately}0.2 ohm{sup {minus}1}cm{sup {minus}1}, resulting in a slight voltage penalty, depending on the thickness of the coating.

  10. Effect of Negatively Charged Ions on the Formation of Microarc Oxidation Coating on 2024 Aluminium Alloy

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    Wei Yang; Bailing Jiang; Aiying Wang; Huiying Shi

    2012-01-01

    The present study deals with the effect of negatively charged ions on the ceramic coating formation on 2024 aluminium alloy during microarc oxidation (MAO) process. On the basis of the experimental results, two steps (the formation of an incipient film without arc presence and the growth of a ceramic coating with arc discharge) of MAO process have been observed. For comparison, four different negatively charged ions studied. It is proved that negatively charged ions strongly participated in the formation of an incipient film with high impedance value at the first step. The growth of ceramic coating depends on the combination between AI of the substrate and O from the electrolyte, and the negatively charged ions are little consumed. As an anodic oxide coating is prepared on the sample surface instead of the incipient film, the first step occurs easily and the growth of ceramic coating is accelerated. Furthermore, the mechanism of negatively charged ions in the formation of the MAO coating has been proposed.

  11. Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Resin Reinforced with Magnesium Oxide Coated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

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    Fei-Peng Du

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium oxide coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MgO@MWNT were fabricated and dispersed into epoxy matrix. The microstructures of MgO@MWNT and epoxy/MgO@MWNT nanocomposites were characterized by TEM and SEM. Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of epoxy nanocomposites were investigated with high resistance meter and thermal conductivity meter, respectively. MgO@MWNT has core-shell structure with MgO as shell and nanotube as core, and the thickness of MgO shell is ca. 15 nm. MgO@MWNT has been dispersed well in the epoxy matrix. MgO@MWNT loaded epoxy nanocomposites still retain electrical insulation inspite of the filler content increase. However, thermal conductivity of epoxy was increased with the MgO@MWNT content increasing. When MgO@MWNT content reached 2.0 wt.%, thermal conductivity was increased by 89% compared to neat epoxy, higher than that of unmodified MWNT nanocomposites with the same loading content.

  12. Hybrid Adsorptive and Oxidative Removal of Natural Organic Matter Using Iron Oxide-Coated Pumice Particles

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    Sehnaz Sule Kaplan Bekaroglu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to combine adsorptive and catalytic properties of iron oxide surfaces in a hybrid process using hydrogen peroxide and iron oxide-coated pumice particles to remove natural organic matter (NOM in water. Experiments were conducted in batch, completely mixed reactors using various original and coated pumice particles. The results showed that both adsorption and catalytic oxidation mechanisms played role in the removal of NOM. The hybrid process was found to be effective in removing NOM from water having a wide range of specific UV absorbance values. Iron oxide surfaces preferentially adsorbed UV280-absorbing NOM fractions. Furthermore, the strong oxidants produced from reactions among iron oxide surfaces and hydrogen peroxide also preferentially oxidized UV280-absorbing NOM fractions. Preloading of iron oxide surfaces with NOM slightly reduced the further NOM removal performance of the hybrid process. Overall, the results suggested that the tested hybrid process may be effective for removal of NOM and control disinfection by-product formation.

  13. Bovine serum albumin adsorption to iron-oxide coated sands can change microsphere deposition mechanisms.

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    Flynn, Raymond M; Yang, Xinyao; Hofmann, Thilo; von der Kammer, Frank

    2012-03-06

    Particulate colloids often occur together with proteins in sewage-impacted water. Using Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a surrogate for protein in sewage, column experiments investigating the capacity of iron-oxide coated sands to remove latex microspheres from water revealed that microsphere attenuation mechanisms depended on antecedent BSA coverage. Dual pulse experiment (DPE) results suggested that where all BSA was adsorbed, subsequent multiple pore volume microsphere breakthrough curves reflected progressively reduced colloid deposition rates with increasing adsorbed BSA content. Modeling colloid responses suggested adsorption of 1 μg BSA generated the same response as blockage by between 7.1 × 10(8) and 2.3 × 10(9) deposited microspheres. By contrast, microsphere responses in DPEs where BSA coverage of the deposition sites approached/reached saturation revealed the coated sand maintained a finite capacity to attenuate microspheres, even when incapable of further BSA adsorption. Subsequent microsphere breakthrough curves demonstrated the matrix's colloid attenuation capacity progressively increased with continued microsphere deposition. Experimental findings suggested BSA adsorption on the sand surface approaching/reaching saturation generated attractive deposition sites for colloids, which became progressively more attractive with further colloid deposition (filter ripening). Results demonstrate that adsorption of a single type of protein may either enhance or inhibit colloid mobility in saturated porous media.

  14. Study on electrolytic plasma discharging behavior and its influence on the plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings

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    Hussein, Riyad Omran

    In this study, aluminum oxide was deposited on a pure aluminum substrate to produce hard ceramic coatings using a Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) process. The process utilized DC, unipolar pulsed DC in the frequency range (0.2 KHz -- 20 KHz) and bipolar pulsed DC current modes. The effects of process parameters (i.e., electrolyte concentration, current density and treatment time) on the plasma discharge behavior during the PEO treatment were investigated using optical emission spectroscopy (OES) in the visible and near ultraviolet (NUV) band (285 nm -- 900 nm). The emission spectra were recorded and plasma temperature profile versus processing time was constructed using the line intensity ratios method. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDS) was used to study the coating microstructure. It was found that the plasma discharge behavior significantly influenced the microstructure and the morphology of the oxide coatings. The main effect came from the strongest discharges which were initiated at the interface between the substrate and the coating. Through manipulation of process parameters to control or reduce the strongest discharge, the density and quality of the coating layers could be modified. This work demonstrated that by adjusting the ratio of the positive to negative pulse currents as well as their timing in order to eliminate the strongest discharges, the quality of the coatings was considerably improved.

  15. Synthesis of citric acid functionalized magnetic graphene oxide coated corn straw for methylene blue adsorption.

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    Ge, Heyi; Wang, Cuicui; Liu, Shanshan; Huang, Zhen

    2016-12-01

    The citric acid functionalized magnetic graphene oxide coated corn straw (CA-mGOCS) as a new adsorbent was synthesized in this work for the elimination of methylene blue (MB) from waste water. The as-prepared CA-mGOCS was tested by SEM, FTIR, XRD, Roman spectrum, TGA, particle size analyzer, BET and magnetic properties analyzer. Some factors affecting adsorption removal efficiency were explored. As a result, the addition of 5g CS (CA-mGO5CS) had the better adsorption performance than other adsorbents. The pseudo-second-order model and the Freundlich described the adsorption behavior well. The equilibrium adsorption capacity was 315.5mgg(-1) for MB at pH=12 and 298k. The electrostatic incorporation as well as hydrophobic interactions between CA-mGO5CS and MB determined the favourable adsorption property. Besides, the thermodynamic studies results ΔGadsorption was a spontaneous, exothermic and randomness decrease process. Finally, reusability studies imply that CA-mGO5CS has an excellent reproducibility.

  16. Antibacterial properties and cytocompatibility of tantalum oxide coatings with different silver content

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    Huang, Heng-Li [School of Dentistry, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan (China); Chang, Yin-Yu, E-mail: yinyu@mail2000.com.tw; Chen, Hung-Jui; Chou, Yu-Kai [Department of Mechanical and Computer-Aided Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan (China); Lai, Chih-Ho [School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan (China); Chen, Michael Y. C. [Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan (China)

    2014-03-15

    Tantalum (Ta) oxides and their coatings have been proved to increase their applications in the biomedical fields by improving osseointegration and wear resistance. In this study, Ta oxide coatings containing different proportions of Ag are deposited on SS304 materials. A twin-gun magnetron sputtering system is used to deposit the tantalum oxide-Ag coating. In this study, Staphylococcus aureus, which exhibits physiological commensalism on the human skin, nares, and mucosal and oral areas, is chosen as the model for in vitro antibacterial analyses via a fluorescence staining method using Syto9. The cytocompatibility and adhesive morphology of human skin fibroblast cells (CCD-966SK) on the coatings are also determined by using the microculture tetrazolium assay. This study shows that Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} and Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-Ag coatings with 12.5 at. % of Ag exhibit improved antibacterial effects against S. aureus and have good skin fibroblast cell cellular biocompatibility.

  17. Effects of oxide coating on the growth of single grain YBCO bulk superconductors

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    Park, S.D.; Jun, B.-H. [Neutron Science Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Park, B.J.; Jung, S.Y. [Superconductivity and Applications Group, Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI), Daejeon 305-380 (Korea, Republic of); Seong, B.S. [Neutron Science Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, C.-J., E-mail: cjkim2@kaeri.re.k [Neutron Science Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-10-15

    Surface oxide coating and bottom inserting of oxide plates have been conducted to top seeded melt growth (TSMG) processed YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-y} (Y123) bulk superconductors with an aim of controlling the Y123 nucleation and growth. The coating medium for surfaces was Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} solution and the bottom inserts were Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} powder compact. Many vertical cracks were found to develop at the compact/insert interfaces when an Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} insert was used, but the crack evolution was greatly reduced when a (Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} + Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) insert was used. The formation of the vertical cracks is ascribed to the difference in thermal expansion between the YBCO compact and bottom insert. Presence of vertical cracks was found to be crucial to the trapped magnetic field and levitation forces of single grain YBCO bulk superconductors. The Y123 nucleation and growth in TSMG-processed YBCO bulk superconductors were successfully controlled by conducting surface coating and bottom plating using a (Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} + Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) insert and as a result, the levitation properties were much enhanced.

  18. Preparation and Angle-Dependent Optical Properties of Brown Al/MnO2 Composite Pigments in Visible and Infrared Region

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    Liu, Yunfeng; Xie, Jianliang; Luo, Mei; Peng, Bo; Deng, Longjiang

    2017-04-01

    Traditional low infrared emissivity coatings based on aluminum flakes cannot own low IR emissivity and low lightness simultaneously. Herein, a new simple efficient method for the synthesis of brown Al/MnO2 composite pigments with low IR emissivity and low lightness is reported, through forming MnO2 layer on aluminum flakes by thermal cracking, then altering the shape and forming nanoshell by stirring in hot flowing liquid. The results indicate that the MnO2 particles, which have tetragonal structure with high crystallinity, are needlelike and forming a complete shell on the aluminum flakes. The optical properties of composite pigments can be tuned by mass of KMnO4 added in precursor and time of hot flowing. Strong angle-dependent optical effects are observed in five different angles through multi-angle reflectance spectrum, while low lightness and low IR emissivity are preserved. This work is expected to provide a new route for the preparation of colored aluminum effect pigments in low infrared emissivity coatings.

  19. Compositional Zoning and Mn-Cr Systematics in Carbonates from the Y791198 CM2 Carbonaceous Chondrite

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    Brearley, Adrian J.; Hutcheon, Ian D.; Browning, Lauren

    2001-01-01

    Cathodoluminescence and microprobe analyses show that carbonates in Y791198 exhibit complex zoning. Cr-Mn dating suggests formation of carbonates 10 Ma after CAI formation Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract..

  20. A study of the surface structure and composition of annealed Ga{sub 0.96}Mn{sub 0.04}As(1 0 0)

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    Mikkelsen, A.; Gustafson, J.; Sadowski, J.; Andersen, J.N.; Kanski, J.; Lundgren, E

    2004-01-30

    The surface structure and chemical composition of annealed Ga{sub 0.96}Mn{sub 0.04}As(1 0 0) have been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). The samples were As capped and subsequently transferred in-air from the MBE system to the STM chamber. After annealing to 600 K it is found that the Mn segregates to the surface and forms a compound, which is stable up to annealing temperatures of 790 K. For annealing temperatures above 825 K a well-ordered phase exists signified by a LEED pattern consisting of a superposition of a (1x6) and a (4x2) pattern. LEED and STM measurements demonstrate that the surface is dominated by (1x6) domains coexisting with small patches of (4x2) domains. By comparing the STM images of the high temperature phase found on Ga{sub 0.96}Mn{sub 0.04}As(1 0 0) with the high temperature phases found on ordinary GaAs(1 0 0), we demonstrate differences between annealed Ga{sub 0.96}Mn{sub 0.04}As(1 0 0) and GaAs(1 0 0) in both surface morphology and atomic structure. We argue that the Ga{sub 0.96}Mn{sub 0.04}As surface is more As rich than the GaAs surface prepared in a similar fashion. Reasons for these differences are discussed.

  1. Effects of the Template Composition and Coating on the Photoluminescence Properties of ZnS:Mn Nanoparticles

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    Peng Lingling

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Mn-doped ZnS nanocrystals based on low dopant concentrations (0–2% and coated with a shell of Zn(OH2 have been prepared via soft template and precipitation reaction. The results indicate that the ZnS:Mn nanocrystal is cubic zinc blende structure and its diameter is 3.02 nm as demonstrated by XRD. Measured by TEM, the morphology of nanocrystals is a spherical shape, and their particle size (3–5 nm is similar to that of XRD results. Photoluminescence spectra under ultraviolet region shows that the volume ratio of alcohol to water in the template has a great effect on the luminescence properties of ZnS:Mn particles. Compared with unpassivated ZnS:Mn nanocrystals, ZnS:Mn/Zn(OH2 core/shell nanocrystal exhibits much improved luminescence and higher absolute quantum efficiency. Meanwhile, we simply explore the formation mechanism of ZnS:Mn nanocrystals in alcohol and water system and analyze the reason why alcohol and water cluster structures can affect the luminescent properties of nanoparticle.

  2. Self-assembly of 2D sandwich-structured MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}/graphene composites for high-performance lithium storage

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    Li, Songmei, E-mail: songmei_li@buaa.edu.cn; Wang, Bo; Li, Bin; Liu, Jianhua; Yu, Mei; Wu, Xiaoyu

    2015-01-15

    Highlights: • MFO/GN composites were synthesized by a facile in situ solvothermal approach. • The MFO microspheres are sandwiched between the graphene layers. • Each MFO microsphere is an interstitial cluster of nanoparticles. • The MFO/GN electrode exhibits an enhanced cyclability for Li-ion batteries anodes. - Abstract: In this study, two-dimensional (2D) sandwich-structured MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}/graphene (MFO/GN) composites are synthesized by a facile in situ solvothermal approach, using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as cationic surfactant. As a consequence, the nanocomposites of MFO/GN self-assembled into a 2D sandwich structure, in which the interstitial cluster structure of microsphere-type MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} is sandwiched between the graphene layers. This special structure of the MFO/GN composites used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries will be favorable for the maximum accessible surface of electroactive materials, fast diffusion of lithium ions and migration of electron, and elastomeric space to accommodate volume changes during the discharge–charge processes. The as-synthesized MFO/GN composites deliver a high specific reversible capacity of 987.95 mA h g{sup −1} at a current density of 200 mA g{sup −1}, a good capacity retention of 69.27% after 80 cycles and excellent rate performance for lithium storage.

  3. Composites of surface imprinting polymer capped Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots for room-temperature phosphorescence probing of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol

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    Wei, Xiao [School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Zhou, Zhiping, E-mail: weixiaokeyan@163.com [School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Dai, Jiangdong [School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Hao, Tongfan [School of Computer Science, Jilin Normal University, Siping 136000 (China); Li, Hongji; Xu, Yeqing; Gao, Lin; Pan, Jianming; Li, Chunxiang; Yan, Yongsheng [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China)

    2014-11-15

    In this paper, a simple procedure for the determination of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (2,4,5-TCP) is reported. Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots (QDs) capped by molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were prepared. MIPs were characterized by spectrofluorometer, UV–vis spectrophotometer, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). Meanwhile, spectrofluorometer was used to the evaluation of optical stability, the effect of pH, and the selective and sensitive determination of 2,4,5-TCP. Under optical conditions, MIPs-capped Mn-doped ZnS QDs were successfully applied to the detection of 2,4,5-TCP in water selectively and sensitively, and a linear relationship was obtained to cover the concentration range of 5.0–50 μmol L{sup −1} with a correlation coefficient of 0.9913. Moreover, 2,4,5-TCP could quench the room temperature phosphorescence of MIPs-capped Mn-doped ZnS QDs in a concentration-dependent manner, which was best described by a Stern–Volmer-type equation. - Highlights: • Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs)-capped Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots (QDs) were prepared. • The composite materials integrated the advantages of the high selectivity of the molecular imprinting and strong RTP property of the QDs. • The composite materials was successfully applied to selectively and sensitively detect 2,4,5-TCP in water.

  4. Oxygen Electrode Kinetics and Surface Composition of Dense (La0.75Sr0.25)0.95MnO3 on YSZ

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    Wu, Yuehua; Hansen, Karin Vels; Norrman, Kion;

    2013-01-01

    Lanthanum strontium manganate (LSM) micro-electrodes with the nominal composition of (La0.75Sr0.25)0.95MnO3 were deposited on yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ). The diameter varied from 20 – 100 m and the thickness was kept constant at ca. 0.5 m. Electrochemical characterization was carried out...... in situ at temperatures from 660 to 860 C using a controlled atmosphere high temperature scanning probe microscope (CAHT-SPM) setup for measurements of impedance spectroscopy and potential sweep. The oxygen partial pressure, pO2, was varied. Further, ex situ surface analysis by time of flight secondary...... kinetics are discussed in light of the surface compositions and compared with the literature on microelectrode and composite LSM-YSZ electrode kinetics....

  5. Electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction on Cu{sub x}Mn{sub 3-x}O{sub 4} (1.0 {<=} x {<=} 1.4) spinel particles/polypyrrole composite electrodes

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    Rios, E.; Abarca, S.; Daccarett, P.; Gautier, J.L. [Laboratorio de Fisicoquimica y Electroquimica de Solidos, Departamento de Quimica de los Materiales, Facultad de Quimica y Biologia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Av. L. B. O' Higgins 3363, Santiago (Chile); Nguyen Cong, H.; Martel, D. [Laboratoire commun au CNRS et a l' Universite Louis Pasteur, LC 3, UMR 7177,1-4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg (France); Marco, J.F.; Gancedo, J.R. [Instituto de Quimica-Fisica ' ' Rocasolano' ' , CSIC, c/Serrano, 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2008-10-15

    Spinel-type binary transition metal oxides of copper and manganese with composition Cu{sub x}Mn{sub 3-x}O{sub 4} (with x = 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3 and 1.4) were prepared in powder forms by thermal decomposition of nitrate precursors at different temperatures. Their structural properties have been examined by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), oxidation power and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. To study the effects of solid state properties of the spinel-type compounds on their electrocatalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (orr) in aqueous KCl-KOH solutions, the cathodic polarization characteristics were investigated on composite electrodes of copper and manganese spinel-type oxides nanoparticles embedded in an electrically conductive polymer. These electrodes consisted of multilayered composite electrodes on conductive glass (CG), having the structure CG/PPy/PPy (Ox)/PPy, where PPy is the polypyrrole and Ox is a mixed valence oxide with the general composition Cu{sub x}Mn{sub 3-x}O{sub 4} (1.0 {<=} x {<=} 1.4). The data have shown that the substitution of Mn by Cu increases the catalytic activity, the maximum being that exhibited by Cu{sub 1.4}Mn{sub 1.6}O{sub 4}. Correlations between solid state chemistry and electrocatalytical reactivities towards the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media were also investigated on the composite powder electrodes of Cu{sub x}Mn{sub 3-x}O{sub 4} (1.0 {<=} x {<=} 1.4). The results have indicated that the copper content promotes not only the Mn{sup 4+} formation but also the increase of the Mn{sup 4+}/Mn{sup 3+} relation. The change of the Mn{sup 4+}/Mn{sup 3+} ratio as a function of x has been correlated to the electrocatalytical parameters of the orr. The enhanced activity that is observed is related to the higher occurrence of the Mn{sup 4+}/Mn{sup 3+} solid state redox couple in octahedral sites. (author)

  6. Study on Composition and Manufacturing Processes for High Bs and Low Loss Soft Magnetic Mn- Zn Ferrite Produced from Refined Mine Powders.%精矿粉1制备高Bs低功耗软磁Mn-Zn铁氧体的配方工艺研究

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    王磊; 胡国光; 娄明连

    2001-01-01

    The paper described the composition and the sintering processes of high Bs and low loss soft magnetic Mn-Zn ferrite produced from refmed mine powders in place of Fe2O3. The optimal composition and sintering temperature was taken. The results showed that refined mine powders can manufacture excellent soft magnetic Mn- Zn ferrite.%叙述了用精矿粉代替铁红制备高Bs低功耗软磁Mn-Zn铁氧体配方和烧结工艺的研究结果,得出了最佳配方和最佳烧结温度,实验结果表明:用精矿粉可以代替Fe2O3制备出高性能的软磁Mn-Zn铁氧体。

  7. UV protective zinc oxide coating for biaxially oriented polypropylene packaging film by atomic layer deposition

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    Lahtinen, Kimmo, E-mail: kimmo.lahtinen@lut.fi [ASTRaL, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Kääriäinen, Tommi, E-mail: tommi.kaariainen@colorado.edu [ASTRaL, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Johansson, Petri, E-mail: petri.johansson@tut.fi [Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.Box 589, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Kotkamo, Sami, E-mail: sami.kotkamo@tut.fi [Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.Box 589, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Maydannik, Philipp, E-mail: philipp.maydannik@lut.fi [ASTRaL, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Seppänen, Tarja, E-mail: tarja.seppanen@lut.fi [ASTRaL, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Kuusipalo, Jurkka, E-mail: jurkka.kuusipalo@tut.fi [Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.Box 589, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Cameron, David C., E-mail: david.cameron@miktech.fi [ASTRaL, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli (Finland)

    2014-11-03

    Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) packaging film was coated with zinc oxide (ZnO) coatings by atomic layer deposition (ALD) in order to protect the film from UV degradation. The coatings were made at a process temperature of 100 °C using diethylzinc and water as zinc and oxygen precursors, respectively. The UV protective properties of the coatings were tested by using UV–VIS and infrared spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a mechanical strength tester, which characterised the tensile and elastic properties of the film. The results obtained with 36 and 67 nm ZnO coatings showed that the ZnO UV protective layer is able to provide a significant decrease in photodegradation of the BOPP film under UV exposure. While the uncoated BOPP film suffered a complete degradation after a 4-week UV exposure, the 67 nm ZnO coated BOPP film was able to preserve half of its original tensile strength and 1/3 of its elongation at break after a 6-week exposure period. The infrared analysis and DSC measurements further proved the UV protection of the ZnO coatings. The results show that a nanometre scale ZnO coating deposited by ALD is a promising option when a transparent UV protection layer is sought for polymer substrates. - Highlights: • Atomic layer deposited zinc oxide coatings were used as UV protection layers. • Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film was well protected against UV light. • Formation of UV degradation products in BOPP was significantly reduced. • Mechanical properties of the UV exposed BOPP film were significantly improved.

  8. Measurements of Total Hemispherical Emissivity of Several Stably Oxidized Metals and Some Refractory Oxide Coatings

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    Wade, William R.

    1959-01-01

    A description of the apparatus and methods used for obtaining total hemispherical emissivity is presented, and data for several stably oxidized metals are included. The metals which were tested included type 347 stainless steel, tungsten, and Haynes alloys B, C, X, and 25. No values of emissivity were obtained for tungsten or Haynes alloy B because of the nature of the oxides produced. The refractory oxide coatings tested were flame-sprayed alumina and zirconia. The results of the investigation indicate that strongly adherent, oxidized surfaces of a high stable emissivity can be produced on type 347 stainless steel for which the total hemispherical emissivity varied from 0.87 to 0.91 for temperatures from 600 F to 2,000 F. For this same temperature range, the Haynes alloys tested showed values of total hemispherical emissivity from 0.90 to 0.96 for alloy C, from 0.85 to 0.88 for alloy X, and from 0.85 to 0.89 for alloy 25. Haynes alloy B and tungsten formed nonadherent oxides at elevated temperatures and, therefore, stable emissivities were not obtained. The results obtained for the flame-sprayed ceramics (alumina and zirconia) showed considerably higher values of total emissivity than those measured for coatings applied by other methods. Emissivity values ranging from 0.69 to 0.44 for aluminum oxide and from 0.62 to 0.44 for zirconium oxide were measured for temperatures from 800 F to 2,000 F.

  9. Structural, electrochemical and optical comparisons of tungsten oxide coatings derived from tungsten powder-based sols

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    Isik, Dilek, E-mail: e145342@metu.edu.t [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, 06531 Ankara (Turkey); Ak, Metin, E-mail: metinak@pamukkale.edu.t [Department of Chemistry, Pamukkale University, 20017 Denizli (Turkey); Durucan, Caner, E-mail: cdurucan@metu.edu.t [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, 06531 Ankara (Turkey)

    2009-11-02

    Tungsten trioxide (WO{sub 3}) electrochromic coatings have been formed on indium tin oxide-coated glass substrates by aqueous routes. Coating sols are obtained by dissolving tungsten powder in acetylated (APTA) or plain peroxotungstic acid (PTA) solutions. The structural evolution and electrochromic performance of the coatings as a function of calcination temperature (250 {sup o}C and 400 {sup o}C) have been reported. Differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction have shown that amorphous WO{sub 3} films are formed after calcination at 250 {sup o}C for both processing routes; however, the coatings that calcined at 400 {sup o}C were crystalline in both cases. The calcination temperature-dependent crystallinity of the coatings results in differences in optical properties of the coatings. Higher coloration efficiencies can be achieved with amorphous coatings than could be seen in the crystalline coatings. The transmittance values (at 800 nm) in the colored state are 35% and 56% for 250 {sup o}C and 400 {sup o}C-calcined coatings, respectively. The electrochemical properties are more significantly influenced by the method of sol preparation. The ion storage capacities designating the electrochemical properties are found in the range of 1.62-2.74 x 10{sup -3} (mC cm{sup -2}) for APTA coatings; and 0.35-1.62 x 10{sup -3} (mC cm{sup -2}) for PTA coatings. As a result, a correlation between the microstructure and the electrochromic performance has been established.

  10. The mechanical and thermal responses of colliding oxide-coated aluminum nanoparticles

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    Ma, Bo; Zhao, Feng; Cheng, Xinlu; Miao, Feng; Zhang, Jidong

    2017-04-01

    The aggregation and fracture of oxide-coated metal nanoparticles have a significant influence on their physical and chemical behaviors in synthesis, combustion, or detonation. How does the dynamic loading caused by the impact between nanoparticles affect them? Motivated by this issue, we carried out molecular dynamic simulations of two colliding aluminum nanoparticles to investigate their mechanical and thermal properties and response at impact velocities of 200 m/s, 600 m/s, 1000 m/s, and 2000 m/s. At the relatively low impact velocities (equal to or less than 1000 m/s), it was observed that the particles are mildly deformed and adhere to each other, but the shells do not undergo fracture under the dynamic loading. The metal core and oxide shell behave elastically at 200 m/s and elasto-plastically at 600 m/s. A concentration of dynamic volumetric stress appears but no concentration of shear stress and no formation of a hot spot. Due to the low intensity of the loading and the efficient propagation of the stress wave, the shells fail to fracture. At an impact velocity of 2000 m/s, the impact region of the shell undergoes ductile fracture, and the two particles undergo sintering and form a new particle re-coated with oxide, resulting from the concentration of dynamic shear stress and the formation of a hot spot. At all impact velocities in our simulations, the impact between the nanoparticles improves the aggregation but has a little effect on the fracture of the oxide shell.

  11. Improvement in energy release properties of boron-based propellant by oxidant coating

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    Liang, Daolun; Liu, Jianzhong, E-mail: jzliu@zju.edu.cn; Chen, Binghong; Zhou, Junhu; Cen, Kefa

    2016-08-20

    Highlights: • NH{sub 4}ClO{sub 4}, KNO{sub 3}, KClO{sub 4} and HMX coated B were used to prepare propellant samples. • FTIR, XRD and SEM were used for the microstructure analysis of the prepared B. • Thermal oxidation and combustion characteristics of the propellants were studied. • HMX coating was the most beneficial to the energy release of the samples. - Abstract: The energy release properties of a propellant can be improved by coating boron (B) particles with oxidants. In the study, B was coated with four different oxidants, namely, NH{sub 4}ClO{sub 4}, KNO{sub 3}, LiClO{sub 4}, and cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine (HMX), and the corresponding propellant samples were prepared. First, the structural and morphological analyses of the pretreated B were carried out. Then, the thermal analysis and laser ignition experiments of the propellant samples were carried out. Coating with NH{sub 4}ClO{sub 4} showed a better performance than mechanical mixing with the same component. Coating with KNO{sub 3} efficiently improved the ignition characteristics of the samples. Coating with LiClO{sub 4} was the most beneficial in reducing the degree of difficulty of B oxidation. Coating with HMX was the most beneficial in the heat release of the samples. The KNO{sub 3}-coated sample had a very high combustion intensity in the beginning, but then it rapidly became weak. Large amounts of sparks were ejected during the combustion of the LiClO{sub 4}-coated sample. The HMX-coated sample had the longest self-sustaining combustion time (4332 ms) and the highest average combustion temperature (1163.92 °C).

  12. Electrolytic trichloroethene degradation using mixed metal oxide coated titanium mesh electrodes.

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    Petersen, Matthew A; Sale, Thomas C; Reardon, Kenneth F

    2007-04-01

    Electrochemical systems provide a low cost, versatile, and controllable platform to potentially treat contaminants in water, including chlorinated solvents. Relative to bare metal or noble metal amended materials, dimensionally stable electrode materials such as mixed metal oxide coated titanium (Ti/MMO) have advantages in terms of stability and cost, important factors for sustainable remediation solutions. Here, we report the use of Ti/MMO as an effective cathode substrate for treatment of trichloroethene (TCE). TCE degradation in a batch reactor was measured as the decrease of TCE concentration over time and the corresponding evolution of chloride; notably, this occurred without the formation of commonly encountered chlorinated intermediates. The reaction was initiated when Ti/MMO cathode potentials were less than -0.8 V vs. the standard hydrogen electrode, and the rate of TCE degradation increased linearly with progressively more negative potentials. The maximum pseudo-first-order heterogeneous rate constant was approximately 0.05 cm min(-1), which is comparable to more commonly used cathode materials such as nickel. In laboratory-scale flow-though column reactors designed to simulate permeable reactive barriers (PRBs), TCE concentrations were reduced by 80-90%. The extent of TCE flux reduction increased with the applied potential difference across the electrodes and was largely insensitive to the spacing distance between the electrodes. This is the first report of the electrochemical reduction of a chlorinated organic contaminant at a Ti/MMO cathode, and these results support the use of this material in PRBs as a possible approach to manage TCE plume migration.

  13. Layered-MnO₂ Nanosheet Grown on Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Template as a Composite Cathode for Flexible Solid-State Asymmetric Supercapacitor.

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    Liu, Yongchuan; Miao, Xiaofei; Fang, Jianhui; Zhang, Xiangxin; Chen, Sujing; Li, Wei; Feng, Wendou; Chen, Yuanqiang; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Yining

    2016-03-02

    Flexible solid-state supercapacitors provide a promising energy-storage alternative for the rapidly growing flexible and wearable electronic industry. Further improving device energy density and developing a cheap flexible current collector are two major challenges in pushing the technology forward. In this work, we synthesize a nitrogen-doped graphene/MnO2 nanosheet (NGMn) composite by a simple hydrothermal method. Nitrogen-doped graphene acts as a template to induce the growth of layered δ-MnO2 and improves the electronic conductivity of the composite. The NGMn composite exhibits a large specific capacitance of about 305 F g(-1) at a scan rate of 5 mV s(-1). We also create a cheap and highly conductive flexible current collector using Scotch tape. Flexible solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors are fabricated with NGMn cathode, activated carbon anode, and PVA-LiCl gel electrolyte. The device can achieve a high operation voltage of 1.8 V and exhibits a maximum energy density of 3.5 mWh cm(-3) at a power density of 0.019 W cm(-3). Moreover, it retains >90% of its initial capacitance after 1500 cycles. Because of its flexibility, high energy density, and good cycle life, NGMn-based flexible solid state asymmetric supercapacitors have great potential for application in next-generation portable and wearable electronics.

  14. Structure and electrical properties of (1-x)BaTiO3+(x)La2/3-Sr1/3MnO3 composites

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    Zhengyou ZHOU; Yu LEI

    2011-01-01

    Liquid-phase sintering method was used to prepare BaTiO3 powders and the structure and electrical properties of (1-x)BaTiO3+(x)La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 (LSMO) composites were investigated. The results of X-ray diffraction showed that the prepared BaTiO3 powders were pure and fine,indicating that sintering temperature was effectively lowered when the NaCl sintering aid was added.X-ray diffraction patterns of (1-x)BaTiO3+(x)La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 (LSMO) composites showed that LSMO and BaTiO3 phases were coexistent and no other phases were detected.The impedance spectra showed that the resistance of grain boundaries for LSMO-doped samples was suppressed. The resistivity-temperature measurements showed that roomtemperature resistivity of the composites was lowered from insulator for pure BaTiO3 ceramic to 103 Ω·m for the x=0.3 sample.The sample of x≤0.2 showed the positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect whereas the x=0.3 sample exhibited PTC effect at temperatures below 68 ℃ and then negative temperature coefficient (NTC) effect at temperatures above 68 ℃.The related mechanism has been elucidated.

  15. MnO2/PVP/MWCNT hybrid nano composites as electrode materials for high performance supercapacitor

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    Jaggi, Neena; Sharma, Deepa; Sharma, Priya

    2016-10-01

    In this work, we developed supercapacitors with electrodes of manganese oxide (MnO2) and its nanocomposites with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and studied the effect of the electrode material on various performance parameters of the supercapacitor. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) curves, galvanostatic charge/discharge measurement curves, XRD (x-ray diffraction), I-V characteristics and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were employed for the characterization and analysis. CV curves were used to verify the supercapacitor behavior and the specific capacitance of the capacitors composed of the nanocomposite electrodes was calculated. I-V characteristics of MnO2 and MnO2/PVP/MWCNT were plotted and compared and conductivity measurements were also performed. Dielectric properties and equivalent series resistance were investigated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

  16. Performance comparison of dye-sensitized solar cells by using different metal oxide- coated TiO2 as the photoanode

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    Sun Xuhui

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to increase the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells, TiO2 photoanode surface is often covered with a metal oxide layer to form a core-shell composite structure. Different metal oxide coating on TiO2 as composite photoanodes can affect the cell efficiency variously. However, there still lacks the crosswise comparison among the effects of different metal oxides on TiO2 photoanode. In this study, TiO2 was coated with Al2O3, CaO, ZnO, MgO, Fe2O3 or Bi2O3 separately by liquid phase deposition method. The results indicated that cells with TiO2/Al2O3, TiO2/ZnO, TiO2/CaO, or TiO2/MgO composite film as a photoanode had higher conversion efficiency than those with un-coated TiO2 films. TiO2/Al2O3 showed the highest efficiency and TiO2/CaO ranked second. On the contrary, cells with TiO2/Bi2O3 or TiO2/Fe2O3 composite film as a photoanode had lower conversion efficiency than those with un-coated TiO2 films. The mechanism of the cell efficiency change was also investigated. To get higher conversion efficiency, matched energy level of the metal oxide with TiO2 is the first prerequisite, and then the optimum coating thickness is also a necessary condition.

  17. Research of the Tribological Properties of the Surface on 16Mn Steel by Plasma Nitriding and S-N-C Plasmas Composite Treatment

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    WU Xiao-chun; ChEN Rui

    2004-01-01

    Sulfide layer with certain thickness was made on the nitrided surface of 16Mn steel by means of plasma S-C-N composite treatment. Under half lubricated condition, friction coefficient and wear loss of LY12 aluminum alloy were measured in sliding against samples of 16Mn treated by cubrizing and sulphiding respectively; In order to avoid the transfer of aluminum to the steel that lead to the inaccurate measurement of wear loss of carburized samples, Gr15 steel was adopted as counterpart face to measure the wear loss of them. SEM and EDAX were used for the morphological and chemical characterization of the wear surface and longitudinal cross-sections beneath sliding surface of LY12 aluminum alloy cirque and the wear tacks of the carburized samples and sulphided samples. Results show: The surface roughness,wear rate, average friction coefficient and magnitude of friction fluctuations of LY 12 aluminum alloy cirque sliding against sulphided sample were all lower than sliding against carburized sample; Compared with carburized layer, sulfide layer of 16Mn steel can not only efficiently prevent the occurrence of adhesion when sliding against LY12 aluminum alloy, but also greatly lower the wear loss when sliding against Grl 5 steel.

  18. Simultaneous observation of positive and negative giant magnetoresistances in composite (La0.83Sr0.17MnO3) 1-x(ITO)x

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    Wang Miao; Zhang Ning

    2006-01-01

    We have studied the transport property of the composites (La0.83Sr0.17 MnO3)l-x(ITO)x[ITO=(In2O3) 0.95 (SnO2)0.05],which were fabricated by mechanically mixing La0.83Sr0.17MnO3 and ITo grains. A giant positive magnetoresistance (PMR) has been observed above the Curie temperature Tc for samples with x around 0.40,in addition to the negative magnetoresistance related to spin-dependent interfacial tunnelling below Tc.Fbr (La0.83Sr0.17MnO3) 0.6(ITO)0.4,the magnetoresistive ratio for the PMR can reach 39.3% under a magnetic field H=2.24x105A/m.Theoretical analysis suggests that the magnetic-field-induced broadening of the p-n barrier between both kinds of grains and the density of the p-n heterostructures should be responsible for the PMR behaviour.

  19. Effects of Al2O3 Nano-Particles on Corrosion Performance of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings Formed on 6061 Aluminum Alloy

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    Vakili-Azghandi, Mojtaba; Fattah-alhosseini, Arash; Keshavarz, Mohsen K.

    2016-12-01

    Corrosion resistance improvement of plasma electrolyte oxidation coatings on 6061 aluminum alloy in silicate electrolyte containing Al2O3 nano-particles was studied, with particular emphasis on the microstructure, coating growth, and corrosion behavior in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. The microstructure of coatings, their thickness, and phase composition were characterized using scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. All characterization data showed that the maximum coating thickness and lowest amount of porosity were obtained in a low concentration of KOH, a high concentration of Na2SiO3, and moderate concentration of Al2O3 nano-particles in the electrolyte. This combination describes the optimum plasma electrolytic oxidation electrolyte, which has the best conductivity and oxidizing state, as well as the highest incorporation of electrolyte components in the coating growth process. On the other hand, incorporation and co-deposition of Al2O3 nano-particles were more pronounced than SiO3 2- ions in some level of molar concentration, which is due to the higher impact of electron discharge force on the adsorption of Al2O3 nano-particles. The electrochemical results showed that the best protective behavior was obtained in the sample having a coat with the lowest porosity and highest thickness.

  20. Magnetically tunable dielectric, impedance and magnetoelectric response in MnFe2O4/(Pb1-xSrx)TiO3 composites thin films

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    Bala, Kanchan; Kotnala, R. K.; Negi, N. S.

    2017-02-01

    We have synthesized piezomagnetic-piezoelectric composites thin films MnFe2O4/(Pb1-xSrx)TiO3, where x=0.1, 0.2, and 0.3, using the metalorganic deposition (MOD) reaction method. The structural and microstructural analysis using the X-ray diffraction (XRD), AFM, and SEM reveals the presence of homogenous growth of both pervoskite and spinel phases in the composite films. Our results show that all the composites films exhibit good multiferroic as well as considerable magnetoelectric coupling. The impedance (Z‧ and Z″) and electrical modulus (M‧ and M″) Nyquist plots show distinct electrical responses with the magnetic field. Our analyses suggest that this electrical response arises due to the coexistence of the high resistive phase and the comparatively conductive phase in the MFO/PST composite films. The maximum magnetoelectric coefficient (α) is found to be 4.29 V Oe-1 cm-1 and 2.82 V Oe-1 cm-1 for compositions x=0.1 and 0.2. These values are substantially larger than those reported for bilayer composites thin films in literature and make them interesting for room temperature device applications.

  1. Improved Cyclability of Nano-MnO2/CNT Composite Supercapacitor Electrode Derived from Room-Temperature Solid Reaction%低热固相法制备纳米MnO2/CNT超电容复合电极的循环稳定性

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    胡洁; 袁安保; 王玉芹; 王秀玲

    2009-01-01

    为了改善纳米MnO2超级电容器电极的充放电循环稳定性,以Mn(OAc)2·4H2O、NH4HCO3和碳纳米管(CNT)为原料,采用低热固相反应得到前驱体,再经焙烧和酸处理,制备了一系列CNT含量不同的纳米MnO2/CNT复合电极材料,并用X射线衍射(XRD)、透射电镜(TEM)和Brunauer-Emmett-Teller(BET)比表面积测定方法对其进行了表征.XRD分析结果表明,复合材料中的MnO2为纳米γ-MnO2.研究了复合电极在1 mol·L-1 LiOH电解质中的电化学性能,并与不含CNT的纯纳米MnO2电极进行了比较.结果表明,含CNTs为10%(w,质最分数,下同)和20%的MnO2/CNT复合电极的循环稳定性远优于纯纳米MnO2电极的循环稳定性,其中含10%CNTs的MnO2/CNT复合电极不仪具有良好的循环稳定性,而且在1000 mA·g-1高倍率充放电条件下仍具有200 F·g-1的高比电容.%To improve the charge/discharge cycle stability of a nanostructured manganese dioxide electrode for supercapacitor applications,a series of nano-MnO2/carbon nanotube(CNT)hybrid electrode materials with different mass fractions of CNTs were prepared.The materials were prepared using a room-temperature solid-grinding reaction between Mn(Oac)2·4H2O and NH4HCO3 in the presence of CNTs to obtain a precursor.This was followed by calcination and all acid-treatment process and the products were characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD),transmission electron microscopy(TEM),and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller(BET)surface analysis.XRD results indicated that the MnO2 in the composites was nanostructured γ-MnO2.Electrochemical performance of the MnO2/CNT composite electrodes in 1mol·L-1 LiOH alkaline aqueous electrolyte was studied and compared to a pure nano-MnO2 electrode without CNTs.The MnO2/CNT composite electrodes with 10%or 20%(w,mass fraction)CNTs showed far superior cycle stability than the pure MnO2 electrode.The MnO2/CNT composite electrode with 10%CNTs exhibited good cycling stability and also a high specific capacitance

  2. Use of NIRS technology with a remote reflectance fibre-optic probe for predicting mineral composition (Ca, K, P, Fe, Mn, Na, Zn), protein and moisture in alfalfa.

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    González-Martín, I; Hernández-Hierro, J M; González-Cabrera, J M

    2007-03-01

    In the present work we study the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology together with a remote reflectance fibre-optic probe for the analysis of major (Ca, K, P) and minor (Fe, Mn, Na, Zn) elements, protein and moisture in alfalfa. The method allows immediate analysis of the alfalfa without prior sample treatment or destruction through direct application of the fibre-optic probe on ground samples in the case of the mineral composition and on-ground and compacted (baled) samples in the case of protein and humidity. The regression method employed was modified partial least-squares (MPLS). The calibration results obtained using samples of alfalfa allowed the determination of Ca, K, P, Fe, Mn, Na and Zn, with a standard error of prediction (SEP(C)) and a correlation coefficient (RSQ) expressed in mg/kg of alfalfa of 1.37x10(3) and 0.878 for Ca, 1.10x10(3) and 0.899 for K, 227 and 0.909 for P, 103 and 0.948 for Fe, 5.1 and 0.843 for Mn, 86.2 and 0.979 for Na, and of 1.9 and 0.853 for Zn, respectively. The SEP(C) and RSQ values (in %) for protein and moisture in ground samples were 0.548 and 0.871 and 0.150 and 0.981, respectively; while in the compacted samples they were 0.564 and 0.826 and 0.262 and 0.935, respectively. The prediction capacity of the model and the robustness of the method were checked in the external validation in alfalfa samples of unknown composition, and the results confirmed the suitability of the method.

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Standing and Highly Flexible δ-MnO2@CNTs/CNTs Composite Films for Direct Use of Supercapacitor Electrodes.

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    Wu, Peng; Cheng, Shuang; Yang, Lufeng; Lin, Zhiqiang; Gui, Xuchun; Ou, Xing; Zhou, Jun; Yao, Minghai; Wang, Mengkun; Zhu, Yuanyuan; Liu, Meilin

    2016-09-14

    Self-standing and flexible films worked as pseudocapacitor electrodes have been fabricated via a simple vacuum-filtration procedure to stack δ-MnO2@carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composite layer and pure CNT layer one by one with CNT layers ended. The lightweight CNTs layers served as both current collector and supporter, while the MnO2@CNTs composite layers with birnessite-type MnO2 worked as active layer and made the main contribution to the capacitance. At a low discharge current of 0.2 A g(-1), the layered films displayed a high areal capacitance of 0.293 F cm(-2) with a mass of 1.97 mg cm(-2) (specific capacitance of 149 F g(-1)) and thickness of only 16.5 μm, and hence an volumetric capacitance of about 177.5 F cm(-3). Moreover, the films also exhibited a good rate capability (only about 15% fading for the capacitance when the discharge current increased to 5 A g(-1) from 0.2 A g(-1)), outstanding cycling stability (about 90% of the initial capacitance was remained after 5,000 cycles) and high flexibility (almost no performance change when bended to different angles). In addition, the capacitance of the films increased proportionally with the stacked layers and the geometry area. E.g., when the stacked layers were three times many with a mass of 6.18 mg cm(-2), the areal capacitance of the films was increased to 0.764 F cm(-2) at 0.5 A g(-1), indicating a high electronic conductivity. It is not overstated to say that the flexible and lightweight layered films emerged high potential for future practical applications as supercapacitor electrodes.

  4. Electrochemical investigation of chromium oxide-coated Ti-6Al-4V and Co-Cr-Mo alloy substrates.

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    Swaminathan, Viswanathan; Zeng, Haitong; Lawrynowicz, Daniel; Zhang, Zongtao; Gilbert, Jeremy L

    2011-08-01

    Hard coatings for articulating surfaces of total joint replacements may improve the overall wear resistance. However, any coating approach must take account of changes in corrosion behavior. This preliminary assessment analyzes the corrosion kinetics, impedance and mechanical-electrochemical stability of 100 μm thick plasma sprayed chromium oxide (Cr₂O₃) coatings on bearing surfaces in comparison to the native alloy oxide films on Co-Cr-Mo and Ti-6Al-6V. Cyclic potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and mechanical abrasion under potentiostatic conditions were performed on coated and substrate surfaces in physiological saline. SEM analysis characterized the coating morphology. The results showed that the corrosion current density values of chromium oxide coatings (0.4-1.2 μA/cm²) were of the same order of magnitude as Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Mechanical abrasion did not increase corrosion rates of chromium oxide coatings but did for uncoated Co-Cr-Mo and Ti-6Al-4V. The impedance response of chromium oxide coatings was very different than Co-Cr-Mo and Ti-6Al-4V native oxides characterized by a defected coating model. More of a frequency-independent purely resistive response was seen in mid-frequency range for the coatings (CPE(coat) : 40-280 nF/cm² (rad/s)(1-α) , α: 0.67-0.83) whereas a more capacitive character is seen for Co-Cr-Mo and Ti-6Al-4V (CPE(ox) around 20 μF/cm² (rad/s)(1-α) , α around 0.9). Pores, interparticle gaps and incomplete fusion typical for thermal spray coatings were present in these oxides which could have influenced corrosion resistance. The coating microstructure could have allowed some fluid penetration. Overall, these coatings appear to have suitable corrosion properties for wear surfaces. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. The compression strength investigations of AW-AlCu4Mg2Mn alloy based composites reinforced with SiC particles

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    A. Kurzawa

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper strength tests of composite materials based on AW-AlCu4Mg2Mn obtained in uniaxial compression test was studied.Materials used for examination were made from AW-AlCu4Mg2Mn alloy and porous preforms of SiC particles (grain size 6÷10μm bypressure infiltration (squeeze casting. The stress-strain curves of the materials with 10% vol., 20% vol., 30% vol. particles of SiC, as well unreinforcement alloy and microstructure of scrap surface samples in a plane parallel to the compressive force were analyzed. The investigated metal matrix composites are characterized by marked reduced the plastic strain values with increasing particle strengthening while the unreinforcement materials throughout the range of deformation show considerable plasticity. In the case of the material containing 10% vol of SiC the plastic strain is a slight strengthening of the material. With increasing of the particle content the plasticity decreases. Materials with 20%vol and 30%vol of SiC particles were brittle cracked at much higher values of stress σ.

  6. White-light emitting Eu3+ co-doped ZnO/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composite microphosphor

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    Ramakrishna, P. V.; Murthy, D. B. R. K.; Sastry, D. L.

    Eu3+ co-doped ZnO/Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ composites were synthesized via conventional solid state reaction route and were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) techniques. XRD studies reveal the presence of both ZnO and Zn2SiO4 phases. Photoluminescence properties of the samples were studied using 266 Nd-YAG laser excitations. Emission bands observed at ˜400 nm are ascribed to ZnO phosphor. The green emission bands at 530 nm is associated with the presence of Mn2+ ion, while orange (˜583) and red (615 nm) bands are supposed to be due to the presence of Eu3+ doped Zn2SiO4 phosphor. Energy transfer from power dependence of the sample for electric dipole transition (615 nm) was studied under 532 nm excitation by varying the power from 0.1 to 4.5 W. The estimated colour correlated temperature (CCT) values are found to be ˜4875 and 4458 K under 266 nm and 532 nm laser (0.5 W) excitations. These values are close to those of tubular fluorescent or cool white/daylight compact fluorescent (CFL) (˜5000 K) lamps. The present composite phosphor may have potential application in display devices.

  7. Facile synthesis of amorphous FeOOH/MnO2 composites as screen-printed electrode materials for all-printed solid-state flexible supercapacitors

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    Lu, Qiang; Liu, Li; Yang, Shuanglei; Liu, Jun; Tian, Qingyong; Yao, Weijing; Xue, Qingwen; Li, Mengxiao; Wu, Wei

    2017-09-01

    More convenience and intelligence life lead by flexible/wearable electronics requires innovation and hommization of power sources. Here, amorphous FeOOH/MnO2 composite as screen-printed electrode materials for supercapacitors (SCs) is synthesized by a facile method, and solid-state flexible SCs with aesthetic design are fabricated by fully screen-printed process on different substrates, including PET, paper and textile. The amorphous FeOOH/MnO2 composite shows a high specific capacitance and a good rate capability (350.2 F g-1 at a current density of 0.5 A g-1 and 159.5 F g-1 at 20 A g-1). It also possesses 95.6% capacitance retention even after 10 000 cycles. Moreover, the all-printed solid-state flexible SC device exhibits a high area specific capacitance of 5.7 mF cm-2 and 80% capacitance retention even after 2000 cycles. It also shows high mechanical flexibility. Simultaneously, these printed SCs on different substrates in series are capable to light up a 1.9 V yellow light emitting diode (LED), even after bending and stretching.

  8. Nanostructure Pt Electrode Obtained via Self-assembly of Nanoparticles on Conductive Oxide-coated Glass Substrate

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    WANG, Wei-Bo(王维波); LUO, Zhen(罗臻); XIAO, Xu-Rui(肖绪瑞); LIN, Yuan(林原)

    2004-01-01

    Self-assembly of platinum nanoparticles were applied to fabrication of counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells on conductive oxide-coated glass substrate. The present Pt electrode exhibits high exchange current density of 220 mA/cm2, which is comparable to those prepared by electrodeposition, magnetron sputtering or thermal decomposition of platinum chloride. After analysis by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), it was found that the catalyst was structurally characterized as nanosized platinum metal clusters and was continuously arranged on electrode surface. The present nanostructure electrode had high electrocatalytic activity for the reduction of iodine in organic solution.

  9. Experimental Study of the Micro-Arc Oxide Coating Effect on Thermal Properties of an Aluminium Alloy Piston Head

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study is to investigate the influence of differently sized microarc oxidation coatings, applied to the bottom of pistons made with an Al-12Si-Mg-Cu-Ni alloy, on its thermal properties by simulating the operation of a real engine. This study is based on the premise that the alumina coating thickness affects the heat transfer and temperature distribution in the piston. The analysis of thermal properties of pistons and suggestions for the optimal thermal barrier coating thickness are presented.

  10. Removal of dissolved heavy metals from pre-settled stormwater runoff by iron-oxide coated sand (IOCS)

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    Møller, J.; Ledin, Anna; Mikkelsen, Peter Steen

    2002-01-01

    Sorption to iron-oxide coated sand (IOCS) is a promosing technology for removal of the dissolved heavy metal fraction in stormwater runoff. The development of a new technology is necessary since studies of stormwater runoff from traffic areas indicate that an oil separator and detention pond may...... not guarantee that emission limit values set by the Danish EPA are satisfied. Runoff water was sampled from an urban highway, allowed to settle for 24 hours to simulate the effect of a detention pond, and finally spiked with metals to ensure concentration levels similar to high levels reported in the leterature...

  11. Development of 3D Urchin-Shaped Coaxial Manganese Dioxide@Polyaniline (MnO2@PANI) Composite and Self-Assembled 3D Pillared Graphene Foam for Asymmetric All-Solid-State Flexible Supercapacitor Application.

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    Ghosh, Kalyan; Yue, Chee Yoon; Sk, Md Moniruzzaman; Jena, Rajeeb Kumar

    2017-05-10

    We have fabricated high-energy-density all-solid-state flexible asymmetric supercapacitor by using a facile novel 3D hollow urchin-shaped coaxial manganese dioxide@polyaniline (MnO2@PANI) composite as positive electrode and 3D graphene foam (GF) as negative electrode materials with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/KOH gel electrolyte. The coaxial MnO2@PANI composite was fabricated by hydrothermal route followed by oxidation without use of an external oxidant. The formation mechanism of the 3D hollow MnO2@PANI composite occurs first by nucleation and growth of the MnO2 crystal species via dissolution-recrystallization and oriented attachment mechanisms followed by the oxidation of aniline monomers on the MnO2 crystalline template. The self-assembled 3D graphene block was synthesized by hydrothermal route using vitamin C as a reducing agent. The microstructures of the composites are analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Raman spectroscopy. The morphology is characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which clearly showed the formation of urchin-shaped coaxial MnO2@PANI composite. The electrochemical studies are explored by cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectrometry, and cyclic charge-discharge tests. The symmetric all-solid-state flexible MnO2@PANI//MnO2@PANI and GF//GF supercapacitors exhibit the specific capacitance of 129.2 and 82.1 F g(-1) at 0.5 A/g current density, respectively. The solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor shows higher energy density (37 Wh kg(-1)) with respect to the solid-state symmetric supercapacitors MnO2@PANI//MnO2@PANI and GF//GF, where the obtained energy density are found to be 17.9 and 11.4 Wh kg(-1), respectively, at 0.5 A/g current density. Surprisingly, the asymmetric supercapacitor shows a high energy density of 22.3 Wh kg(-1) at a high current density of 5 A g(-1). The solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor shows a

  12. Fast degradation of dyes in water using manganese-oxide-coated diatomite for environmental remediation

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    Dang, Trung-Dung; Banerjee, Arghya Narayan; Tran, Quang-Tung; Roy, Sudipta

    2016-11-01

    By a simple wet-chemical procedure using a permanganate in the acidic medium, diatomite coated with amorphous manganese oxide nanoparticles was synthesized. The structural, microstructural and morphological characterizations of the as-synthesized catalysts confirmed the nanostructure of MnO2 and its stabilization on the support - diatomite. The highly efficient and rapid degradation of methylene blue and methyl orange over synthesized MnO2 coated Diatomite has been carried out. The results revealed considerably faster degradation of the dyes against the previously reported data. The proposed mechanism of the dye-degradation is considered to be a combinatorial effect of chemical, physicochemical and physical processes. Therefore, the fabricated catalysts have potential application in waste water treatment, and pollution degradation for environmental remediation.

  13. 铝合金微弧氧化膜白色斑点成因分析%Analysis of white spot formation on the micro-arc oxidation coating of aluminum alloy

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    王青; 裴舒; 白利红; 武海玲; 苗成

    2011-01-01

    When micro-arc oxidation coatings were formed on aluminum alloy in silicate system electrolyte, white spots often appear on the coating, and the quality and appearance of work piece will be impaired. The composition of the white spots was analyzed by EDS and XRD. It is found that the white spots is SiO2. Furthermore, the formation reason was analyzed.%用硅酸盐体系电解液进行铝合金微弧氧化时,氧化膜表面出现白色斑点状物,影响零件质量和外观,对这种白色斑点状物进行EDS和XRD成分测试,同时还对形成原因进行分析.结果表明,白色斑点状物是由SiO2聚集而成.

  14. Stripping Process of the Magnesium Alloy Micro-arc Oxidation Coating%镁合金微弧氧化膜层退除工艺

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    李锦妍; 郝建民; 陈永楠; 陈宏

    2015-01-01

    the formula-tion of the coating stripping solution, using the stripping rate and surface roughness and the judgment criteria. The role of each component in the coating stripping solution was analyzed. The relationship between the weight loss and time during the stripping process, and the relationship of coating thickness with corrosion rate and roughness were discussed. The optimized coating stripping solution was then used to strip the magnesium alloy micro-arc oxidation coating, and the macro- and microstructure of the surface was observed. Results The extreme difference of the chemical reagents on the stripping rate and surface roughness of the magnesi-um alloy substrate after stripping was in the order of Rnitrate acid>RKF>Rcitric acid>RSDBS>Rcor osion inhibitor , indicating that the concentration of nitrate acid had the biggest effect on the stripping rate and surface roughness, followed by the concentration of potassium fluo-ride, and the concentrations of citric acid, SDBS and corrosion inhibitor had the least effect. During the whole process, the weight loss and the time did not have a linear relationship. The weight loss and the stripping rate were high in the beginning and at the end of the process, while in the middle of the process the weight loss and the time had a linear relationship, with a stripping rate lower the initial stripping rate. There were no corrosion products on the surface of the magnesium alloy according to the XRD pattern. As shown by SEM, the pores in the layer after the second micro-arc oxidation treatment on magnesium alloy were compact and uni-form, which had no obvious difference with the coating after the first treatment. Conclusion The best composition of the stripping so-lution for of the magnesium alloy micro-arc oxidation coating was nitric acid 90 mL/L, citric acid 8 g/L, potassium fluoride 35 g/L, dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid sodium 5 g/L, and corrosion inhibitor 6. 5 g/L. This solution led to good stripping of the magnesium

  15. Synthesis and Characterization of Si Oxide Coated Nano Ceria by Hydrolysis, and Hydrothermal Treatment at Low Temperature

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    Kong M.

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this work was to the application of Si oxide coatings. This study deals with the preparation of ceria (CeO2 nanoparticles coating with SiO2 by water glass and hydrolysis reaction. First, the low temperature hydro-reactions were carried out at 30~100°C. Second, Silicon oxide-coated Nano compounds were obtained by the catalyzing synthesis. CeO2 Nano-powders have been successfully synthesized by means of the hydrothermal method, in a low temperature range of 100~200°C. In order to investigate the structure and morphology of the Nano-powders, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and X-ray diffraction (XRD were employed. The XRD results revealed the amorphous nature of silica nanoparticles. To analyze the quantity and properties of the compounds coated with Si oxide, transmission electron microscopy (TEM in conjunction with electron dispersive spectroscopy was used. Finally, it is suggested that the simple growth process is more favorable mechanism than the solution/aggregation process.

  16. Amplified photoacoustic performance and enhanced photothermal stability of reduced graphene oxide coated gold nanorods for sensitive photoacoustic imaging.

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    Moon, Hyungwon; Kumar, Dinesh; Kim, Haemin; Sim, Changbeom; Chang, Jin-Ho; Kim, Jung-Mu; Kim, Hyuncheol; Lim, Dong-Kwon

    2015-03-24

    We report a strongly amplified photoacoustic (PA) performance of the new functional hybrid material composed of reduced graphene oxide and gold nanorods. Due to the excellent NIR light absorption properties of the reduced graphene oxide coated gold nanorods (r-GO-AuNRs) and highly efficient heat transfer process through the reduced graphene oxide layer, r-GO-AuNRs exhibit excellent photothermal stability and significantly higher photoacoustic amplitudes than those of bare-AuNRs, nonreduced graphene oxide coated AuNRs (GO-AuNRs), or silica-coated AuNR, as demonstrated in both in vitro and in vivo systems. The linear response of PA amplitude from reduced state controlled GO on AuNR indicates the critical role of GO for a strong photothermal effect of r-GO-AuNRs. Theoretical studies with finite-element-method lab-based simulation reveal that a 4 times higher magnitude of the enhanced electromagnetic field around r-GO-AuNRs can be generated compared with bare AuNRs or GO-AuNRs. Furthermore, the r-GO-AuNRs are expected to be a promising deep-tissue imaging probe because of extraordinarily high PA amplitudes in the 4-11 MHz operating frequency of an ultrasound transducer. Therefore, the r-GO-AuNRs can be a useful imaging probe for highly sensitive photoacoustic images and NIR sensitive therapeutics based on a strong photothermal effect.

  17. Mg Amorphous Zr0.9Ti0.1 (Ni0.57Mn0.28V0.1Co0.05)2.1 Composite for Hydrogen Storage

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    2003-01-01

    The reactive mechanical alloying (RMA) method was used to produce Mg-40 wt pct amorphous Zr0.9Ti0.1(Ni0.57-Mn0.25V0.1Co0.05)2.1 composite in this study, and the absorption/desorption property of the composite was improved remarkably. The composite possessed excellent kinetic properties even at moderate temperature (393 K) without activation. Owing to the formation of the embrittle MgH2, the reactive mechanical milling process reduced the particle size of Mg and made the composite phase being highly efficiently distributed, which determined the excellent hydriding properties of the composite.

  18. Magnetoelectric properties of multiferroic composites (1−x)ErMnO{sub 3}–xY{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} at room temperature

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    Raneesh, B. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India); International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India); Soumya, H.; Philip, J. [Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation Centre, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682 022 (India); Thomas, S. [International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India); Nandakumar, K., E-mail: nkkalarikkal@mgu.ac.in [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India); International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India)

    2014-10-25

    Highlights: • (1−x)ErMnO{sub 3}–xY{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 1) composites show room temperature ME coupling. • Magnetic properties of the samples measured as a function of YIG concentration show soft magnetic behavior. • Strong ME coupling is demonstrated in the composite 0.5RMnO{sub 3}–0.5YIG. • Phonon transport through these composites is effectively suppressed with YIG concentration. - Abstract: We report multiferroic behavior of the composites (1−x)ErMnO{sub 3}–xY{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 1) with spin–charge coupling at room temperature. These composites have been synthesized by sol–gel technique followed by solid-state reaction. Crystalline phases and microstructures of the composites are examined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) techniques. The XRD results indicate that the composites consist of both hexagonal ErMnO{sub 3} and cubic Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} (YIG) phases. Dielectric constant decreases with increase in YIG concentration. Magnetic properties of the composite samples measured as a function of YIG concentration show soft magnetic behavior, with magnetization increasing with increasing YIG content. Strong magnetoelectric (ME) coupling is demonstrated in the composite 0.5ErMnO{sub 3}–0.5YIG by a dynamic lock-in amplifier set up. Thermal measurements using photopyroelectric technique indicate that thermal conductivity decreases with increase in YIG content or phonon transport through these composites is effectively suppressed with YIG concentration. These results provide data and criteria for the design and fabrication of potential devices based on this room temperature multiferroic material.

  19. Design and synthesis of Pd-MnO2 nanolamella-graphene composite as a high-performance multifunctional electrocatalyst towards formic acid and methanol oxidation.

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    Huang, Huajie; Wang, Xin

    2013-07-07

    One great challenge in the development of portable fuel cell systems is to explore novel electrocatalysts with better performance and lower costs. Here we report a facile strategy to fabricate a ternary nanocomposite based on Pd/MnO2 nanolamella-graphene sheets (Pd/MNL/GS) and demonstrate its application as a multifunctional catalyst for both the direct formic acid fuel cell (DFAFC) and direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC). The developed route rationally utilizes graphene as both a green reducing agent in the synthesis of MnO2 nanolamella and a superior supporting material for growing and supporting Pd nanoparticles (NPs). Whether for formic acid oxidation or methanol oxidation, the as-prepared Pd/MNL/GS hybrid has extremely large electrochemically active surface area (ECSA) values and exhibits significantly high forward peak current densities, both of which are nearly 3 times greater than those of the Pd/GS catalyst and 6 times the Pd/Vulcan XC-72 catalyst, revealing that metal Pd can be effectively utilized in the presence of promoter components (MNL and GS). Therefore, such a ternary composite with a sophisticated 2D configuration may bring new design opportunities of high-performance energy conversion devices in the future.

  20. First-principles study of structure, initial lattice expansion, and pressure-composition-temperature hysteresis for substituted LaNi5 and TiMn2 alloys

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    Wong, D. F.; Young, K.; Ng, K. Y. S.

    2016-12-01

    The c/a unit-cell aspect ratios of CaCu5-structured AB5 and C14 Laves phase AB2 metal hydride alloy families are generally correlated to pressure-concentration-temperature hysteresis and degree of alloy pulverization. Structures of substituted LaNi4 X and C14 Ti4Mn7 X compositions and their hydrides in the α-phase were calculated by first principles using density functional theory to look at the c/a ratio and its relationship to initial lattice expansion. Lattice expansion with respect to the lattice parameters and lattice volume in the α-phase hydrides were analyzed, and a general trend in lattice expansion in the direction of higher resistance to elastic deformation was observed to correlate well to the trends in hysteresis measured in AB5 and C14 AB2 type alloys. Lattice expansion is noted to induce microstrains within the crystal lattice, and the anisotropy in the LaNi4 X and Ti4Mn7 X alloys played a role in determining the direction of higher resistance to deformation. Lattice expansions both measured and calculated have been linked to capacity degradation measurements as well as to hysteresis (a measure of irreversible energy losses due to lattice plastic deformation), which may be related to the dislocations and defects formed during hydrogenation.

  1. Hydrothermal signature in ferromanganese oxide coatings on pumice from the Central Indian Ocean Basin

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    Kalangutkar, N.G.; Iyer, S.D.; Mascarenhas-Pereira, M.B.L.; Nath, B.N.

    at 72–80°E, 9–16°S during numerous cruises spanning the time period 1981–1996. In several cases, the samples were taken close to seamounts or fracture zones, and have up to 5-mm-thick FeMn oxides. Recently, Pattan et al (2013) reported the origin... of fault zones and seamounts located along N–S trending propagative fractures. The density of seamounts is higher near the 79°E fault zone, where the seamounts have an average height of 500 m and are multi-peaked, with an elongated base as well...

  2. Structural Phase Transition in CdSb + 3 % MnSb Composite at a High Hydrostatic Pressure

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In CdSb + 3 % MnSb composite, structural properties have been studied, specific resistance ρ and Hall coefficient RH are measured at a high hydrostatic pressure of up to P ≤ 9 GPa. An irreversible structural phase transition is found at barometric dependencies p(P and RH(P. From our experimental data, barometric dependencies of carrier concentration and their mobility are calculated. On the basis of the heterophase structure – effective medium model, characteristic points and parameters of the phase transition, and also dynamics of variation of the initial phase volume C1 as a function of pressure are computed. The latter dependence is in agreement with the investigation results of Raman scattering before and after application of pressure.

  3. Nanorod-Nanoflake Interconnected LiMnPO4·Li3V2(PO4)3/C Composite for High-Rate and Long-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries.

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    Cao, Xinxin; Pan, Anqiang; Zhang, Yifang; Li, Jiwei; Luo, Zhigao; Yang, Xin; Liang, Shuquan; Cao, Guozhong

    2016-10-07

    Olivine-type structured LiMnPO4 has been extensively studied as a high-energy density cathode material for lithium-ion batteries. However, preparation of high-performance LiMnPO4 is still a large obstacle due to its intrinsically sluggish electrochemical kinetics. Recently, making the composites from both active components has been proven to be a good proposal to improve the electrochemical properties of cathode materials. The composite materials can combine the advantages of each phase and improve the comprehensive properties. Herein, a LiMnPO4·Li3V2(PO4)3/C composite with interconnected nanorods and nanoflakes has been synthesized via a one-pot, solid-state reaction in molten hydrocarbon, where the oleic acid functions as a surfactant. With a highly uniform hybrid architecture, conductive carbon coating, and mutual cross-doping, the LiMnPO4·Li3V2(PO4)3/C composite manifests high capacity, good rate capability, and excellent cyclic stability in lithium-ion batteries. The composite electrodes deliver a high reversible capacity of 101.3 mAh g(-1) at the rate up to 16 C. After 4000 long-term cycles, the electrodes can still retain 79.39% and 72.74% of its maximum specific discharge capacities at the rates of 4C and 8C, respectively. The results demonstrate that the nanorod-nanoflake interconnected LiMnPO4·Li3V2(PO4)3/C composite is a promising cathode material for high-performance lithium ion batteries.

  4. Thermodynamic and kinetic studies of As(V) removal from water by zirconium oxide-coated marine sand.

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    Khan, Tabrez Alam; Chaudhry, Saif Ali; Ali, Imran

    2013-08-01

    Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a major threat to human beings globally. Among various methods available for arsenic removal, adsorption is fast, inexpensive, selective, accurate, reproducible and eco-friendly in nature. The present paper describes removal of arsenate from water on zirconium oxide-coated sand (novel adsorbent). In the present work, zirconium oxide-coated sand was prepared and characterised by infrared and X-ray diffraction techniques. Batch experiments were performed to optimise different adsorption parameters such as initial arsenate concentration (100-1,000 μg/L), dose (1-8 g/L), pH of the solution (2-14), contact time (15-150 min.), and temperature (20, 30, 35 and 40 °C). The experimental data were analysed by Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. Furthermore, thermodynamic and kinetic parameters were evaluated to know the mode of adsorption between ZrOCMS and As(V). The maximum removal of arsenic, 97 %, was achieved at initial arsenic concentration of 200 μg/L, after 75 min at dosage of 5.0 g/L, pH 7.0 and 27 ± 2 °C. For 600 μg/L concentration, the maximum Langmuir monolayer adsorption capacity was found to be 270 μg/g at 35 °C. Kinetic modelling data indicated that adsorption process followed pseudo-second-order kinetics. The mechanism is controlled by liquid film diffusion model. Thermodynamic parameter, ΔH°, was -57.782, while the values of ΔG° were -9.460, -12.183, -13.343 and -13.905 kJ/mol at 20, 30, 35 and 40 °C, respectively, suggesting exothermic and spontaneous nature of the process. The change in entropy, ΔS°= -0.23 kJ/mol indicated that the entropy decreased due to adsorption of arsenate ion onto the solid adsorbent. The results indicated that the reported zirconium oxide-coated marine sand (ZrOCMS) was good adsorbent with 97 % removal capacity at 200 μg/L concentration. It is interesting to note that the permissible limit of arsenic as per World Health Organization is 10

  5. Co-synthesized Y-stabilized Bi2O3 and Sr-substituted LaMnO3 composite anode for high performance solid oxide electrolysis cell

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    Yan, Jingbo; Zhao, Zhe; Shang, Lei; Ou, Dingrong; Cheng, Mojie

    2016-07-01

    In this study we report a nano-composite anode comprised of Y-stabilized Bi2O3 (YSB) and Sr-substituted LaMnO3 (LSM) for solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC). The composite powder with primary particle size ranging from 20 to 80 nm is co-synthesized via a simple citric-nitrate combustion method. X-ray diffraction examination confirms cubic fluorite YSB and rhombohedral perovskite LSM as the main phases in the composite. Temperature programmed O2 desorption identifies remarkable low temperature desorption at 330 °C. Similarly, temperature programmed H2 reduction reveals strong reduction at 385 °C. The facile oxygen evolution on YSB-LSM may result from the increased amount of oxygen vacancies and improved oxygen ion mobility. A cell employing YSB-LSM composite anode achieves current density of -1.52 A cm-2 at 800 °C and 1.28 V, 50% higher than conventional LSM-YSZ cell. Impedance results and analysis of distribution of relaxation times indicate that the rate-determining anode processes are effectively accelerated on YSB-LSM. The activation energy for oxygen evolution reaction on YSB-LSM is reduced to 0.65 eV, notably lower than on LSM-YSZ (1.29 eV). The high performance of YSB-LSM composite anode is attributed to the fast ion decorporation on YSB, the facile O2 formation on LSM, and the abundant phase boundaries that facilitate the two processes.

  6. Structure and composition of magnetocaloric Ni-Mn-In-Co thin films on the nanoscale - a TEM study

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    Erkartal, Burak; Schuermann, Ulrich; Kienle, Lorenz [Institute for Materials Science, Synthesis and Real Structure, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel (Germany); Duppel, Viola [Nanochemistry Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Niemann, Robert; Schultz, Ludwig; Faehler, Sebastian [IFW Dresden (Germany)

    2012-08-15

    A complementary set of electron microscopy techniques is applied for the determination of structural and chemical segregation phenomena within a 300 nm thick metamagnetic Ni-Mn-In-Co thin film. The structure is predominantly composed of distinct modulated martensites of the 5M-, 6M-, 7M-, and 8M-type. Additionally these modulated structures exhibit twinning and stacking disordering. The nature of the disordering and the structural misfit at the twin interface were analyzed via high resolution micrographs. Next to an adhesion layer of Cr interdiffusion on the nanoscale was observed producing a penternary chemically and structurally homogeneous precipitate. The structure can be assigned to a twinned non-modulated pseudocubic model. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  7. 溶胶-凝胶法合成LiMnPO4/C锂离子电池复合材料%Synthesis of LiMnPO4/C composite material for lithium ion batteries by sol-gel method

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    钟胜奎; 王友; 刘洁群; 王健

    2012-01-01

    通过溶胶-凝胶法合成LiMnPO4/C锂离子电池复合材料,采用XRD、SEM和电化学性能测试对LiMnPO4/C进行性能表征.XRD研究表明,在500℃下能够合成得到纯的LiMnPO4; SEM研究表明,柠檬酸作为螯合剂和碳源能有效地抑制LiMnPO4/C颗粒的长大.在500℃下烧结10 h合成的LiMnPO4/C样品的电化学性能最好,首次放电容量为122.6 mA·h/g,以0.05C倍率循环30次后其容量为112.4 mA·h/g.%The LiMnPO4/C composite material was synthesized via a sol-gel method based on the citric acid.The X-ray diffraction (XRD),scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrochemical performance tests were adopted to characterize the properties of LiMnPO4/C.The XRD studies show that the pure olivine phase LiMnPO4 can be obtained at a low temperature of 500 ℃.The SEM analyses illustrate that the citric acid used as the chelating reagent and carbon source can restrain the particle size of LiMnPO4/C well.The LiMnPO4/C sample synthesized at 500 ℃ for 10 h performs the highest initial discharge capacity of 122.6 mA·h/g,retaining 112.4 mA·h/g over 30 cycles at 0.05C rate.The citric acid based sol-gel method is favor to obtain the high electrochemical performance of LiMnPO4/C.

  8. Influence of albumin and inorganic ions on electrochemical corrosion behavior of plasma electrolytic oxidation coated magnesium for surgical implants

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    Wan, Peng; Lin, Xiao; Tan, LiLi; Li, Lugee; Li, WeiRong; Yang, Ke

    2013-10-01

    Magnesium and its alloys are of great interest for biodegradable metallic devices. However, the degradation behavior and mechanisms of magnesium treated with coating in physiological environment in the presence of organic compound such as albumin have not been elucidated. In this study, the plasma electrolytic oxidation coated magnesium immersed in four different simulated body fluids: NaCl, PBS and with the addition of albumin to investigate the influence of protein and inorganic ions on degradation behavior by electrochemical methods. The results of electrochemical tests showed that aggressive corrosion took place in 0.9 wt.% NaCl solution; whereas albumin can act as an inhibitor, its adsorption impeded further dissolution of the coating. The mechanism was attributed to the synergistic effect of protein adsorption and precipitation of insoluble salts.

  9. Influence of Electrolytes on the Microstructure of Microarc Oxidation Coatings on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

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    2002-01-01

    Dense ceramic oxide coatings of about 50 μm may be prepared on Ti-6Al-4V alloy surface by alternating-currentmicroarc oxidation in aluminate and silicate solutions, respectively. Their phase constituent and microstructure werecharacterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results show that theelectrolytic ions have incorporated into the interior of the coatings. The coating formed in aluminate solution iscomposed of the rutile TiO2 and TiAl2O5 phases rather than the rutile, anatase and amorphous SiO2 phases for thecoating formed in silicate solution. However, TiAl2O5 content in the outer layer of the two coatings is much higherthan in the inner layer. It is suggested that all these oxides may result from a rapid solidification of the moltencoating in the microarc discharge zone.

  10. Cost-effective reduced graphene oxide-coated polyurethane sponge as a highly efficient and reusable oil-absorbent.

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    Liu, Yue; Ma, Junkui; Wu, Tao; Wang, Xingrui; Huang, Guanbo; Liu, Yu; Qiu, Haixia; Li, Yi; Wang, Wei; Gao, Jianping

    2013-10-23

    Reduced graphene oxide coated polyurethane (rGPU) sponges were fabricated by a facile method. The structure and properties of these rGPU sponges were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. The rGPU sponges are hydrophobic and oleophilic and show extremely high absorption for organic liquids. For all the organic liquids tested, the absorption capacities were higher than 80 g g(-1) and 160 g g(-1) (the highest value) was achieved for chloroform. In addition, the absorption capacity of the rGPU sponge did not deteriorate after it was reused 50 times, so the rGPU sponge has excellent recyclability.

  11. Humidity Sensing Using Gelatin and Cobalt Chloride Coating on Indium Tin Oxide-Coated Long-Period Grating

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    Nidhi; Kaler, R. S.; Kapur, Pawan

    2014-01-01

    In this article, humidity sensing using gelatin and cobalt chloride on indium tin oxide coated long-period gratings was proposed and demonstrated. First, a thin overlay of indium tin oxide was deposited on a long-period grating by using a simple dip coating methodology. Similarly, a combination of gelatin and cobalt chloride was deposited onto the indium tin oxide layer. A field emission scanning electron microscope provided detailed evidence of the attachment of amalgamation on long-period gratings. The designed sensor showed a significant shift in the resonance wavelength when the relative humidity varied from 40% to 95%, with a sensitivity of 0.12 nm/% relative humidity and an accuracy of 98.45%.

  12. Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition of Carbon Coatings on LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 for Li-Ion Battery Composite Cathodes

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    Doeff, M.M.; Kostecki, R.; Marcinek, M.; Wilcoc, J.D.

    2008-12-10

    In this paper, we report results of a novel synthesis method of thin film conductive carbon coatings on LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} cathode active material powders for lithium-ion batteries. Thin layers of graphitic carbon were produced from a solid organic precursor, anthracene, by a one-step microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) method. The structure and morphology of the carbon coatings were examined using SEM, TEM, and Raman spectroscopy. The composite LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} electrodes were electrochemically tested in lithium half coin cells. The composite cathodes made of the carbon-coated LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} powder showed superior electrochemical performance and increased capacity compared to standard composite LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} electrodes.

  13. Characterization of (La1-xSrx)(s)MnO3 and Doped Ceria Composite Electrodes in NOx-Containing Atmosphere with Impedance Spectroscopy

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    Werchmeister, Rebecka Maria Larsen; Kammer Hansen, Kent; Mogensen, Mogens Bjerg

    2010-01-01

    This study used electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to characterize composite metal oxide electrodes in atmospheres containing NO, NO2, and O2. Symmetrical cells with electrodes of (La1−xSrx)sMnO3 [(x, s)=(0.15, 0.9) and (0.5, 0.99)] and doped ceria [Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 and Ce1−xGdxO2 (x=0.1, 0.......2)] were subjected to EIS while varying the temperature (from 300 to 600°C), the composition of the atmosphere, and the gas flow. The impedance spectra were fitted to equivalent circuits, and common arcs were identified and sought related to physical and chemical processes. The electrodes had a much lower...... polarization resistance (Rp) when NO or NO2 was present in the atmosphere at low temperatures (300–400°C) than in air. The impedance spectra for electrodes in 1% NO in Ar were dominated by a low frequency arc at high temperatures (500–600°C). This arc seemed to be a type of conversion arc, which is related...

  14. Sequestering of As(III) and As(V) from wastewater using a novel neem leaves/MnFe2O4 composite biosorbent.

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    Podder, M S; Majumder, C B

    2016-12-01

    An arsenic biosorbent comprising neem leaves (NL) and MnFe2O4 particles was developed and its removal potential was investigated. Physicochemical analysis of the NL/MnFe2O4 composite (MNL) was performed for the Brunauer, Emmett and Teller surface area, Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), and scanning electron microscopy-Energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX). The following parameters were optimized: pH, biosorbent dose, contact time, temperature, and initial arsenic concentration. The optimum pH values achieved for biosorption of As(III) and As(V) were 7.0 and 4.0, respectively, when the equilibrium time was 110 minutes for both. MNL was found to be efficient with 85.217% and 88.154% biosorption efficiency at a concentration of 50 mg/L of As(III) or As(V) solution, respectively. This was also proved by the FT-IR study of arsenic-loaded biosorbent. For establishing the best suitable correlation for the equilibrium curves exploiting the procedure of the nonlinear regression for curve fitting analysis, isotherm studies were conducted for As(III) and As(V) using 30 isotherm models. The pattern of biosorption fitted well with Brouers-Sotolongo isotherm model for As(III) and Langmuir-Freundlich as well as Sips isotherm models for As(V). Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) isotherm studies specified that ion exchange might play a significant role. The influence of various co-existing ions at different concentrations was examined. Desorption study was performed using various concentrations of NaOH solution.

  15. Characteristics of Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic compositions of hydrothermal Si-Fe-Mn-oxyhydroxides at the PACMANUS hydrothermal field, Eastern Manus Basin

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    YANG Baoju; ZENG Zhigang; WANG Xiaoyuan

    2015-01-01

    Si-Fe-Mn-oxyhydroxides dredged at the PACMANUS (Papua New Guinea–Australia–Canada–Manus) hydrothermal field, Eastern Manus Basin, have87Sr/86Sr=0.708 079–0.708 581;εNd=5.149 833–6.534 826;208Pb/204Pb=38.245–38.440;207Pb/204Pb=15.503–15.560;206Pb/204Pb=18.682–18.783.87Sr/86Sr isotope ratios are relatively homogeneous and close to the value of the surrounding seawater (0.709 16). The content of Sr in the samples contributed by seawater was estimated to be 76.7%–83.1% of total amount. The mixing temperature of hydrothermal fluids and seawater were ranging from 53.2°C to 72.2°C and the hydrothermal activities were unstable when the samples precipitated. TheεNd values of all the samples are positive, which differ from the values of ferromanganese nodules (crusts) with hydrogenic origin. Nd was mainly derived from substrate rocks leached by hydrothermal circulation and preserved the hydrothermal signature. Pb isotopic compositions of most samples show minor variability except Sample #9–2 that has relatively high values of Pb isotopes. The Pb may be derived from the Eastern Manus Basin rocks leached by the hydrothermal fluid. The slightly lower208Pb/204Pb and 207Pb/204Pb values of the samples indicated that the hydrothermal circulation in PACMANUS was not entire and sufficient, or that hydrothermal circulation had transient changes in the past. Si-Fe-Mn-oxyhydroxides in the samples preserved the heterogeneities of local rocks.

  16. Dielectric, magnetic and electrical properties of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 - CoMn0.2Fe1.8O4 composites

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    Kumar, Yogesh; Yadav, K. L.

    2016-05-01

    The magnetoelectric composites of inverse spinel ferrite CoMn0.2Fe1.8O4 (CMFO) and Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 (BNT) with general formula (x) Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 - (1-x) CoMn0.2Fe1.8O4 have been prepared through hybrid processing route. X-ray diffraction pattern reveal that CFMO crystallizes in inverse cubic spinel phase and BNT in rhombohedral perovskite phase. Dielectric constant and dielectric loss were reported with frequency at room temperature. The magnetic properties of the composites were calculated from the Magnetization - Magnetic field (M-H) hysteresis loops obtained at room temperature. Ferroelectric properties of the composites were also investigated using Polarization -Electric field (P-E) hysteresis loops.

  17. Confined synthesis of graphene wrapped LiMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 composite via two step solution phase method as high performance cathode for Li-ion batteries

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    Xiang, Wei; Wu, Zhen-Guo; Wang, En-Hui; Chen, Ming-Zhe; Song, Yang; Zhang, Ji-Bin; Zhong, Yan-Jun; Chou, Shu-Lei; Luo, Jian-Hong; Guo, Xiao-Dong

    2016-10-01

    A novel strategy for confined synthesis of graphene wrapped nano-sized LiMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 hybrid composite has been developed, including co-precipitation and solvothermal reactions. The LiMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 nanoparticles with a constrained diameter of 20 nm are homogeneously wrapped by a continuous interconnected graphene sheets. The mechanism and composite structure evolution during the process are carefully investigated and discussed. With the shortened Li+ diffusion paths and enhanced electron conductivity, the hybrid composite shows high discharge capacity and superior rate performance with the discharge capacities of 166 mA h g-1 at 0.1 C and 90 mA h g-1 at 20 C. Excellent cycle stability is also demonstrated with only about 7.8% capacity decay after 500 cycles at 1 C.

  18. Effect of chemical composition of cast iron Ni-Mn-Cu on susceptibility to hard-spotting

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Influcncc or carbon. silicon. nickcl. mangancsc and coppcr contcnl on susccpt ihility to hard-spotting in nickel-mangancsc-cop~r cast ironwas dcwrmincd. Ovcr a hundred alEoys wcrc analyscd. containing: 1.64.7% C, 1.343.3s Si, 2.4310.55h Ni. fl.2+X.2% Mn, 0.1+5.2% Ca,0.14+0.17% P and 0.02+0.04%S . Tcndcncy to hard-sporting was dclcrmincd on thc ground of a tcst consisting in rncast~ringr hc hcight oChard-spatring in a casting chillcd Smm its bcc (AS'TM A 367-55T. Thc mcnsurcmcnl rcst~tlsp crrnincd dcvc!npinp a rcgrcssion cquationdcscrihing dircczion and intensity of individual clcmcnt inllucncc on ~cndcncy of thc cxamincd cast imn to solidifying in a rnctz~~ahlcsystem. This cquat ion. togcthcr with I hc nickcl cquivalcnt cqualion, pcrmits prapcr sclcction of chcmic;~l cornposit ion cji austcnitic casriron wirh flakc graphite.

  19. A note on chemical composition and origin of ferromanganese oxide coated and uncoated pumice samples from central Indian Ocean basin

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    Pattan, J.N.; Parthiban, G.; Moraes, C.; Rajalakshmi, R.; Lekshmi, S.; Athira, S.; JaiSankar, S.

    other suggesting a same source. Tectonomagmatic discrimination diagrams (Nb vs Y: Yb vs. Ta), triangular plot (TiO2-Y) and High Field Strength Element ratios (La/Ta-25; Ta/Hf-0.2; Nb/Ta-9; Zr/Nb-22 and Ba/Ta-1084) indicate volcanic arc origin...

  20. Fabrication of ceramic oxide-coated SWNT composites by sol-gel process with a polymer glue

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    Zhang Cheng; Gao Lei; Chen Yongming, E-mail: ymchen@iccas.ac.cn [Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry (China)

    2011-09-15

    The functional copolymer bearing alkoxysilyl and pyrene groups, poly[3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate]-co-[(1-pyrene-methyl) methacrylate] (TEPM{sub 13}-co-PyMMA{sub 3}), was synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization. Attributing the {pi}-{pi} interaction of pyrene units with the walls of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), this polymer could disperse and exfoliate SWNTs in different solvents through physical interaction as demonstrated by TEM, UV/Vis absorption, and FT-IR analysis. The alkoxysilyl groups functionalized SWNTs were reacted with different inorganic precursors via sol-gel reaction, and, as a results, silica, titania, and alumina were coated onto the surface of SWNTs, respectively via copolymers as a molecular glue. The nanocomposites of ceramic oxides/SWNTs were characterized by SEM analysis. Dependent upon the feed, the thickness of inorganic coating can be tuned easily. This study supplies a facile and general way to coat SWNTs with ceramic oxides without deteriorating the properties of pristine SWNTs.

  1. Nanostructured Metal Oxide Coatings for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Electrodes

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    Cordova, Isvar Abraxas

    generation supercapacitor electrodes. The morphology and quantity of MnO2 electrodeposits was controlled by adjusting the density of graphene foliates on a novel graphenated carbon nanotube (g-CNT) scaffold. This control enabled the nanocomposite supercapacitor electrode to reach a capacitance of 640 F/g, under MnO2 specific mass loading conditions (2.3 mg/cm2) that are higher than previously reported. In the second engineered nanoarchitecture, the electrochemical energy storage properties of a transparent electrode based on a network of solution-processed Cu/Ni cores/shell nanowires (NWs) were activated by electrochemically converting the Ni metal shell into Ni(OH)2. Furthermore, an adjustment of the molar percentage of Ni plated onto the Cu NWs was found to result in a tradeoff between capacitance, transmittance, and stability of the resulting nickel hydroxide-based electrode. The nominal area capacitance and power performance results obtained for this Cu/Ni(OH)2 transparent electrode demonstrates that it has significant potential as a hybrid supercapacitor electrode for integration into cutting edge flexible and transparent electronic devices.

  2. Characteristics of grain growth of microarc oxidation coatings on pure titanium

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    Wang Jian-Bo; Wu Han-Hua; Li Quan-Jun; Li Zhe-Kui; Gu Guang-Rui; Lü Xian-Yi; Zheng Wei-Tao; Jin Zeng-Sun

    2005-01-01

    Grainy titania coatings are prepared by microarc oxidation on pure titanium (TA2) substrates in a Na2SiO3-NaF electrolytic solution. The coating thickness is measured by an optical microscope with a CCD camera. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) are employed to characterize the microstructure and phase composition of coatings. The results show that the coating thickness increases linearly as the treatment time increases.The coatings are mainly composed of anatase and rutile (TiO2). With the increase of treatment time, the predominant phase composition varies from anatase to rutile, which indicates that phase transformation of anatase into rutile occurs in the oxidizing process. Meanwhile, the size of grains existing on the coating surface increases and thus the surface becomes much coarser.

  3. Effect of Composition on the Voltage Fade Phenomenon in Lithium-, Manganese-Rich xLiMnO3•(1-x)LiNiaMnbCocO2: A Combinatorial Synthesis Approach

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    Vu, Anh; Qin, Yan; Bareno, Javier; Lin, Chi-Kai; Abouimrane, Ali; Burrell, Anthony K.; Samuel, Bloom; Bass, Dean; Bloom, Ira

    2015-10-30

    The effect of composition on the voltage fade phenomenon was probed using combinatorial synthesis methods. In compositions that have the general formula, (Li2MnO3)a(LiNiO2)b(LiMnO2)c(LiCoO2)d, where 0 ≤ a≤0.83, 0.15 ≤ b ≤ 0.42, 0 ≤ c ≤ 0.85, and 0 ≤ d ≤ 0.30 (a + b + c + d = 1), the dependence of features in the x-ray diffraction pattern and of voltage fade on composition were identified and mapped. The observed values of voltage fade indicated that it displayed some sensitivity to composition, but that the sensitivity was not large. The values of voltage fade were found to be amenable to statistical modeling. The model indicated that it may be possible to lower the value of voltage fade below 0.01% by adjusting the composition of the system; however, the composition is not expected to have the layered–layered structure.

  4. The composition of the boundary region of MnS inclusions in stainless steel and its relevance in triggering pitting corrosion

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    Schmuki, P.; Hildebrand, H.; Friedrich, A.; Virtanen, S

    2005-05-01

    Recently, controversy has arisen on the presence of a Cr-depleted zone around MnS inclusions in stainless steels and the relevance of such zones to pit initiation events. In the present work, we use a scanning Auger microscope (SAM) combined with simple pitting immersion tests to elucidate this question in more detail. The SAM analysis of 27 inclusions of a high S-containing DIN 1.4305 stainless steel indicated no Cr-depletion at the inclusion/matrix-interface with a lateral resolution of {+-}20 nm. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) characterization of the sample surface after an exposure to 10% FeCl{sub 3} solution shows that pitting attack in all cases initiates at inclusion sites. Different pit initiation morphologies were observed (inside the inclusion, around the inclusion, mixed attack morphology). However, even the attack morphology 'around an inclusion' cannot be ascribed to Cr depletion at the inclusion. Although in special cases (special composition or heat treatment history of the steel) a Cr-depleted may be induced at the matrix/inclusion-interface, the present work shows that this approach does not generally hold and therefore the presence of such a depletion zone cannot be the general explanation for pitting of stainless steels in the vicinity of inclusions.

  5. The Microstructure and Phase Composition of 35CrSiMN5-5-4 Steel After Quenching and Partitioning Heat Treatment

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    Skołek E.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to characterise the microstructure of 35CrSiMn5-5-4 steel which was subjected to a new heat treatment technology of quenching and partitioning (Q&P. The parameters of the treatment were chosen on the basis of computer simulations and dilatometric studies of phase transformations occurring in steel. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM observations of steel microstructure after the Q&P treatment revealed the presence of martensite as well as significant amount of retained austenite in form of layers between the martensite laths. The rod-like carbides in the ferritic areas were also observed, which indicates the presence of lower bainite in steel. It was found that the retained austenite content measured by means of TEM was about 28% for partitioning at 400°C and 25% for partitioning at 260°C. These results are in good agreement with the phase composition calculated theoretically as well as those determined experimentally by use of dilatometric tests.

  6. Preparation of micro-arc oxidation coatings on magnesium alloy and its thermal shock resistance property

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    JIANG Zhaohua; ZENG Xiaobin; YAO Zhongping

    2006-01-01

    In the NaAlO2-Na2SiO3 compound system, the ceramic coatings were prepared on magnesium alloy by micro-arc oxidation. The morphology, phase composition, and thermal shock resistance of the ceramic coatings were studied by scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and thermal shock tests, respectively. The results showed that the ceramic coating contains MgO, MgAl2O4, as well as a little amount of Mg2SiO4. The thickness of the ceramic coatings induced ceramic coating is the best. The hardness of the ceramic coating is up to 10 GPa or so.

  7. Characterization of calcium containing plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on AM50 magnesium alloy

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    Srinivasan, P. Bala, E-mail: bala.srinivasan@gkss.de [Institute of Materials Research, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany); Liang, J.; Blawert, C.; Stoermer, M.; Dietzel, W. [Institute of Materials Research, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany)

    2010-04-01

    An attempt was made to produce calcium containing plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings on AM50 magnesium alloy using an alkaline electrolyte. This study was performed in three alkaline electrolytes containing calcium hydroxide and sodium phosphate with three different mass ratios viz., 1:2.5, 1:5 and 1:7.5. All the three coatings produced were found to contain Ca and P in appreciable amounts. The concentration of P was found to be higher in the coatings obtained in the electrolytes with higher concentration of phosphate ions. Even though all the three coatings were found to be constituted with magnesium oxide and magnesium phosphate phases, X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that the phase composition was influenced by the phosphate ion concentration/conductivity of the electrolyte. Further, the PEO coating obtained in the 1:7.5 ratio electrolyte was found to contain di-calcium phosphate (monetite) and calcium peroxide phases, which were absent in the other two coatings. Potentiodynamic polarization studies performed in 0.1 M NaCl solution showed that the coatings obtained from the 1:5 ratio electrolyte possessed a superior corrosion resistance, which is attributed to the combined effect of thickness, compactness and phase/chemical composition of this coating.

  8. Iron oxide coating films in soda-lime glass by triboadhesion

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    Aguilar, J. O.; Arjona, M. J. [Boulevard Bahia s/n esq. Ignacio Comonfort, Chetumal (Mexico); Rodriguez-Lelis, J. M. [Interior Internado Palmira s/n, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2009-04-15

    In the triboadhesion process the coating material is passed through a rotating cotton mop and the substrate to be coated. The cotton mop rotates at high velocity and exerts pressure on the surface of the substrate. The combined effect of pressure and velocity of the coating mop on the substrate increases its temperature close to the melting point, allowing deposition and diffusion of the coating material within the substrate. After it is deposited, its particles are embedded within the base material forming a thin film composite. The amount of the coating material deposited on the substrate has its maximum at the surface and then decreases as a function of the local temperature within the base material. Bearing this in mind, in the present work, triboadhesion is employed to deposit iron oxide in a substrate of soda-lime glass, with the purpose of determining the feasibility of using this technique for solar control coatings. It was found, through electronic scan microscopy, that a composite material film is formed following the coating direction. Reflectance and transmittance tests were carried out on the glass samples. A 20% difference was found in the visible spectral region (VIS), and a reduction between 10 and 20% in the Near Infrared Region (NIR). These results showed that the triboadhesion is a promising technique for the application of thin films for solar control or solar cells

  9. Orderly packed anodes for high-power lithium-ion batteries with super-long cycle life: rational design of MnCO3/large-area graphene composites.

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    Zhong, Yiren; Yang, Mei; Zhou, Xianlong; Luo, Yuting; Wei, Jinping; Zhou, Zhen

    2015-02-01

    MnCO3 particles uniformly distributed on large-area graphene form 2D composites whose large-area character enables them to self-assemble face-to-face into orderly packed electrodes. Such regular structures form continuous and efficient transport networks, leading to outstanding lithium storage with high capacity, ultralong cycle life, and excellent rate capability--all characteristics that are required for high-power lithium-ion batteries.

  10. Heterogeneous oligonucleotide-hybridization assay based on hot electron-induced electrochemiluminescence of a rhodamine label at oxide-coated aluminum and silicon electrodes

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    Spehar-Deleze, Anna-Maria [Laboratory of Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, CH-2007 Neuchatel (Switzerland) and Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, Kemistintie 1, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland)]. E-mail: anna-maria.spehar@unine.ch; Suomi, Johanna [Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, Kemistintie 1, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland); Jiang Qinghong [Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, Kemistintie 1, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland); Rooij, Nico de [Laboratory of Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, CH-2007 Neuchatel (Switzerland); Koudelka-Hep, Milena [Laboratory of Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, CH-2007 Neuchatel (Switzerland); Kulmala, Sakari [Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Helsinki University of Technology, Kemistintie 1, FIN-02015 HUT (Finland)

    2006-07-28

    This paper describes a heterogeneous oligonucleotide-hybridization assay based on hot electron-induced electrochemiluminescence (HECL) of a rhodamine label. Thin oxide-film coated aluminum and silicon electrodes were modified with an aminosilane layer and derivatized with short, 15-mer oligonucleotides via diisothiocyanate coupling. Target oligonucleotides were conjugated with tetramethylrhodamine (TAMRA) dye at their amino modified 5' end and hybridization was detected using HECL of TAMRA. Preliminary results indicate sensitivity down to picomolar level and low nonspecific adsorption. The sensitivity was better on oxide-coated silicon compared to oxide-coated aluminum electrodes and two-base pair mismatched hybrids were successfully discriminated. The experimental results presented here might be useful for the design of disposable electrochemiluminescent DNA biosensors.

  11. Study on Electromagnetic Characteristics of Chiral Material with Composite of Mn-Zn Ferrite and Polyaniline as Matrix%Mn-Zn铁氧体聚苯胺复合旋波介质的特性研究

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    刘祖黎; 廖海星; 李玉莹; 高本庆

    2000-01-01

    制备了以Mn-Zn铁氧体与苯胺聚合的Mn-Zn铁氧体聚苯胺复合物为基底的旋波介质材料,利用开槽波导测量线进行了测量.实验结果表明,改变旋波介质的基底能够作为调节手性介质电磁性能的一种方法.对测量结果进行了定性的分析,并与理论结果进行了比较.

  12. Effect of Age-Hardening Treatment on Microstructure and Sliding Wear-Resistance Performance of WC/Cu-Ni-Mn Composite Coatings

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    Liu, Jun; Yang, Shuai; Liu, Kai; Gui, Chibin; Xia, Weisheng

    2017-06-01

    The Cu-Ni-Mn alloy-based hardfacing coatings reinforced by WC particles (WC/Cu-Ni-Mn) were deposited on a steel substrate by a manual oxy-acetylene weld hardfacing method. A sound interfacial junction was formed between the WC particles and the Cu-Ni-Mn alloy metal matrix binder even after the age-hardening treatment. The friction and wear behavior of the hardfacing coatings was investigated. With the introduction of WC particles, the sliding wear resistance of the WC/Cu-Ni-Mn hardfacing coatings was sharply improved: more than 200 times better than that of the age-hardening-treated Cu-Ni-Mn alloy coating. The sliding wear resistances of the as-deposited and the age-hardening-treated WC/Cu-Ni-Mn hardfacing coatings were 1.83 and 2.26 times higher than that of the commercial Fe-Cr-C hardfacing coating, which is mainly ascribed to the higher volume fraction of carbide reinforcement. Owing to the precipitation of the NiMn secondary phase in the Cu-Ni-Mn metal matrix, the age-hardening-treated coating had better wear resistance than that of the as-deposited coating. The main sliding wear mechanisms of the age-hardening-treated coatings are adhesion and abrasion.

  13. Synthesis of MnO2/MWCNTs Composite Electrodes for Supercapacitors%氧化锰/碳纳米管超级电容器复合电极材料的制备

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    晏善成; 吴建盛

    2011-01-01

    发展了一种简单的用二氧化锰修饰碳纳米管的方法.二氯化锰水溶液在微波辐射下直接转化为二氧化锰,所得的二氧化锰纳米颗粒沉积在碳纳米管上.透射电镜结果表明二氧化锰纳米颗粒尺寸分布均匀.场发射扫描电镜结果表明二氧化锰纳米颗粒和碳纳米管交错形成三维的网状结构.能谱证明了二氧化锰纳米颗粒沉积在碳纳米管上.循环伏安结果显示沉积二氧化锰纳米颗粒/碳纳米管复合电极的性能优于纯的碳纳米管电极.%A simple approach to decorate multiwalled carbon nanotubes with MnO2 has been developed.In this method,MnC12 solution was directly transformed into MnO2 by microwave irradiation,and the produced MnO2 deposited on MWCNTs.Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) result showed that MnO2 nanoparticles had the uniform size distribution.Field emission scan electron microscopy (FE-SEM) result showed that MnO2 nanoparticles cross-linked MWCNTs in a quasi three-dimensional network.Energy dispersive X-rays (EDX) spectra elucidated the presence of manganese oxide in the as-prepared composites.Cyclic voltammetry result demonstrated that a specific capacitance of deposited manganese oxide electrode was significantly greater than that of the pristine MWCNTs electrode in the same medium.

  14. Zn-Doped LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 Composite as Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Battery: Preparation, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Zn-doped LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 composite, Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/31–xZnxO2 (x = 0.02; 0.05; 0.08, is synthesized by the sol-gel method. The crystal structure, morphology, and electrochemical performance are investigated via X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscope (SEM, cyclic voltammetry (CV, and constant current charge/discharge experiment. The result reveals that Zn-doping cathode material can reach the initial charge/discharge capacity of 188.8/162.9 mAh·g−1 for Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/30.98Zn0.02O2 and 179.0/154.1 mAh·g−1 for Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/30.95Zn0.05O2 with the high voltage of 4.4 V at 0.1 C. Furthermore, the capacity retention of Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/30.98Zn0.02O2 is 95.1% at 0.5 C after 50 cycles at room temperature. The improved electrochemical properties of Zn-doped LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 are attributed to reduced electrode polarization, enhanced capacity reversibility, and excellent cyclic performance.

  15. Evaluation of cerium oxide coated Cu cermets as inert anodes for aluminum electrowinning. Final report, August 1990--March 1992

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    1992-08-01

    Cu/NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} cermets were evaluated, with and without an in-situ deposited CEROX (TM; cerium oxide) coating, in 100 h laboratory A1 electrowinning tests. Bath ratio and current density were varied between tests and corrosion was determined by contamination of the aluminum and cryolite by cermet components (Cu, Fe, and Ni). Higher bath ratios of 1.5 to 1.6 led to less corrosion and thicker CEROX coatings. Lower current densities led to slightly less corrosion but much less oxidation of the Cu cermet substrate. At identical test conditions, the corrosion of the CEROX coated cermets was 1/7 that of an uncoated cermet. Corrosion was increased in CEROX coated cermets tested under unsaturated alumina conditions. The electrical conductivity of the CEROX coating was measured to be {approximately}0.2 ohm{sup {minus}1}cm{sup {minus}1}, resulting in a slight voltage penalty, depending on the thickness of the coating.

  16. Development of highly faceted reduced graphene oxide-coated copper oxide and copper nanoparticles on a copper foil surface

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    Rebeca Ortega-Amaya

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This work describes the formation of reduced graphene oxide-coated copper oxide and copper nanoparticles (rGO-Cu2ONPs, rGO-CuNPs on the surface of a copper foil supporting graphene oxide (GO at annealing temperatures of 200–1000 °C, under an Ar atmosphere. These hybrid nanostructures were developed from bare copper oxide nanoparticles which grew at an annealing temperature of 80 °C under nitrogen flux. The predominant phase as well as the particle size and shape strongly depend on the process temperature. Characterization with transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy indicates that Cu or Cu2O nanoparticles take rGO sheets from the rGO network to form core–shell Cu–rGO or Cu2O–rGO nanostructures. It is noted that such ones increase in size from 5 to 800 nm as the annealing temperature increases in the 200–1000 °C range. At 1000 °C, Cu nanoparticles develop a highly faceted morphology, displaying arm-like carbon nanorods that originate from different facets of the copper crystal structure.

  17. Treatment and Kinetic of Synthetic Wastewater Containing β-Naphthol by Nano Titanium Oxide Coated on Activated Carbon

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    H Ijad panah

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Many industrial effluent plants contain amounts of hard biodegradable compounds such as β-naphthol which can be removed by conventional treatment systems. The objective of this research is to treat wastewater containing naphthalene by nano titanium oxide coated on activated carbon. Materials and Methods: Photocatalytic experiments were carried out for different concentrations of β-naphthol using time and pH as dependent factors. Nano TiO2 coated on activated carbone in one liter batch reactor and the resultants compounds concentration were measured in a photocatalytic reactor  with UV-C of 12 Watt. Results: The experimental results indicated that UV/ nano TiO2 coated on activated carbone removed 92% of β-naphthol with concentrations of 100 mg/L within an overall elapsed time of three hours. β-naphthol total removal with concenteration of 25 mg/L was observed in two hours.Conclusions: UV/ nano TiO2 process is very fast and effective method for removal of β-naphthol and  pH 11 was indicated as the optimum pH.

  18. Development of highly faceted reduced graphene oxide-coated copper oxide and copper nanoparticles on a copper foil surface

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    Matsumoto, Yasuhiro; Espinoza-Rivas, Andrés M; Pérez-Guzmán, Manuel A; Ortega-López, Mauricio

    2016-01-01

    Summary This work describes the formation of reduced graphene oxide-coated copper oxide and copper nanoparticles (rGO-Cu2ONPs, rGO-CuNPs) on the surface of a copper foil supporting graphene oxide (GO) at annealing temperatures of 200–1000 °C, under an Ar atmosphere. These hybrid nanostructures were developed from bare copper oxide nanoparticles which grew at an annealing temperature of 80 °C under nitrogen flux. The predominant phase as well as the particle size and shape strongly depend on the process temperature. Characterization with transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy indicates that Cu or Cu2O nanoparticles take rGO sheets from the rGO network to form core–shell Cu–rGO or Cu2O–rGO nanostructures. It is noted that such ones increase in size from 5 to 800 nm as the annealing temperature increases in the 200–1000 °C range. At 1000 °C, Cu nanoparticles develop a highly faceted morphology, displaying arm-like carbon nanorods that originate from different facets of the copper crystal structure. PMID:27547618

  19. Evaluation of CNTs/MnO{sub 2} composite for adsorption of {sup 60}Co(II), {sup 65}Zn(II) and Cd(II) ions from aqueous solutions

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    Sharaf El-Deen, Sahar E.A.; Moussa, Saber I.; Mekawy, Zakaria A.; Shehata, Mohamed K.K.; Someda, Hanan H. [Atomic Energy Authority, Inshas (Egypt). Dept. of Nuclear Chemistry; Sadeek, Sadeek A. [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt). Dept. of Chemistry

    2017-03-01

    CNTs/MnO{sub 2} composite was synthesized by a co-precipitation method after preparation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using a chemical oxidation method and was characterized using Fourier transformer infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The synthesized CNTs/MnO{sub 2} composite was used as a sorbent for the removal of some radionuclides ({sup 60}Co and {sup 65}Zn-radioisotopes) and Cd (II) ions from aqueous solutions. Different parameters affecting the removal process including pH, contact time and metal ion concentration were investigated. Isotherm and kinetic models were studied. Adsorption data was interpreted in terms of both Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms and indicated that the CNTs/MnO{sub 2} composite complied well with both Langmuir and Freundlich models for {sup 60}Co and Cd(II) ions and with the Freundlich model only for the {sup 65}Zn radioisotope. A pseudo-second-order model was effectively employed to describe the adsorption behavior of {sup 60}Co, {sup 65}Zn and Cd(II) ions. Desorption of {sup 60}Co and {sup 65}Zn and Cd(II) ions from loaded samples was studied using different eluents.

  20. Preparation of Chromium Oxide Coatings on Aluminum Borate Whiskers by a Hydrothermal Deposition Process

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    2002-01-01

    Aluminum borate whiskers (9Al2O32B2O3) can be used to reinforce aluminum alloys to produce light and strong composites. However, the adverse interfacial reactions between the whiskers and the aluminum alloys inhibit their practical uses; therefore, a protective coating is needed on whiskers. In this work, aluminum borate whiskers were coated with chromium-coating deposits in a hydrothermal solution containing CrCl3, Na2C4H4O6, NaPH2O2, and H3BO3. The presence of the impurity P in the hydrothermal deposits can be avoided by reducing the amount of NaPH2O2 in the coating solution. Thermodynamic analysis was used to discuss the behavior of ions in the coating process. The subsequent heating of the hydrothermal products in air at 800 ℃ yielded smooth Cr2O3 films with a thickness of 0.060.07 μm.

  1. Effect of magnesium in aluminum alloys on characteristics of microarc oxidation coatings

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    LIU Yao-hui; LI Song; YU Si-rong; ZHU Xian-yong; XU Bai-ming

    2006-01-01

    Microarc oxidation(MAO) coatings were prepared on the surface of aluminum alloys with different contents of magnesium. The morphologies and surface roughness of the coatings were characterized by Confocal laser scanning microscopy(CLSM). Phase and chemical composition of the MAO coatings were analyzed by X-ray diffractometry(XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS). The experimental results show that the coatings formed on different substrates have two-layer morphologies and are mainly composed of Al2O3 and Al-Si-O phases. In addition, the content of Al2O3 increases with increasing the content of magnesium. XPS results prove that magnesium from substrate indeed participates in the MAO process and is incorporated into the coating in the form of MgO. The coating formed on Al-3Mg substrate has the smallest mass loss and the lowest friction coefficient of 0.17-0.19.

  2. Kr and Xe isotopic compositions of Fe-Mn crusts from the western and central Pacific Ocean and implications for their genesis

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    BU Wenrui; SHI Xuefa; LI Li; ZHANG Mingjie; GP Glasby; LIU Jihua

    2014-01-01

    Kr and Xe nuclide abundance and isotopic ratios of the uppermost layer of Fe-Mn Crusts from the western and central Pacific Ocean have been determined. The results indicate that the Kr and Xe isotopic composi-tions, like that of He, Ne and Ar, can be classified into two types: low3He/4He type and high3He/4He type. The low3He/4He type crusts have low84Kr and132Xe abundance, while the high3He/4He type crusts have high84Kr and132Xe abundance. The82Kr/84Kr ratios of the low3He/4He type crusts are lower than that of the air, while the83Kr/84Kr and86Kr/84Kr ratios are higher than those of the air. The Kr isotopic ratios of the high-er3He/4He type crusts are quite similar to those of the air. The128Xe/132Xe,130Xe/132Xe and131Xe/132Xe ratios of the low3He/4He type sample are distinctly lower than those of the air, whereas the129Xe/132Xe,134Xe/132Xe and136Xe/132Xe ratios are higher than those of the air. The low3He/4He type samples have the diagnostic characteristics of the MORB, with excess129, 131, 132, 134, 136Xe relative to130Xe compared with the solar wind. The128Xe/132Xe,130Xe/132Xe and131Xe/132Xe ratios of the high3He/4He type samples are slightly higher than those of the air, and the129Xe/132Xe,134Xe/132Xe and136Xe/132Xe ratios are qiute similar to those of the air. The noble gases in the Fe-Mn crusts are derived from the lower mantle, and they are a mixture of lower mantle primitive component, radiogenic component and subduction recycled component. The helium isotopic ra-tios of the low mantle reservoir are predominantly controlled by primitive He (3He) and U and Th radiogenic decayed He (4He), but the isotopic ratios of the heavier noble gases, such as Ar, Kr and Xe, are controlled to different extent by recycling of subduction components. The difference of the noble isotopic compositions of the two type crusts is the result of the difference of the noble isotopic composition of the mantle source reservoir underneath the seamounts the crusts occurred, the noble

  3. Corrosion, ion release and Mott-Schottky probe of chromium oxide coatings in saline solution with potential for orthopaedic implant applications

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    Ogwu, A. A.; Oje, A. M.; Kavanagh, J.

    2016-04-01

    We report our investigation on chromium oxide thin film coatings that show a negligible ion release during electrochemical corrosion testing in saline solution. The chemical constituents of the films prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering were identified to be predominantly Cr2O3 based on Raman spectroscopy anti-symmetric stretching vibration modes for CrIII-O and other peaks and an FTIR spectroscopy E u vibrational mode at 409 cm-1. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, multiplet fitting for 2P 3/2 and 2P 1/2 states also confirmed the predominantly Cr2O3 stoichiometry in the films. The prepared chromium oxide coatings showed superior pitting corrosion resistance compared to the native chromium oxide films on bare uncoated stainless steel when tested under open circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarisation and cyclic voltammetry in saline solution. The chromium ion released into solution during the corrosion testing of stainless steel substrates coated with chromium oxide coatings was found to be negligibly small based on atomic absorption spectroscopy measurements. Our Mott-Schottky analysis investigation showed that the negligibly small ion release from the chromium oxide coated steel substrates is most likely due to a much lower defect density on the surface of the deposited coatings compared to the native oxide layer on the uncoated steel substrates. This opens up the opportunity for using chromium oxide surface coatings in hip, knee and other orthopaedic implants where possible metal ion release in vivo still poses a great challenge.

  4. Removal of Trace Arsenic to Meet Drinking Water Standards Using Iron Oxide Coated Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes.

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    Ntim, Susana Addo; Mitra, Somenath

    2011-05-12

    This study presents the removal of trace level arsenic to meet drinking water standards using an iron oxide-multi-walled carbon nanotube (Fe-MWCNT) hybrid as a sorbent. The synthesis was facilitated by the high degree of nanotube functionalization using a microwave assisted process, and a controlled assembly of iron oxide was possible where the MWCNT served as an effective support for the oxide. In the final product, 11 % of the carbon atoms were attached to Fe. The Fe-MWCNT was effective in arsenic removal to below the drinking water standard levels of 10 µg L(-1). The absorption capacity of the composite was 1723 µg g(-1) and 189 µg g(-1) for As(III) and As(V) respectively. The adsorption of As(V) on Fe-MWCNT was faster than that of As(III). The pseudo-second order rate equation was found to effectively describe the kinetics of arsenic adsorption. The adsorption isotherms for As(III) and As(V) fitted both the Langmuir and Freundlich models.

  5. Preparation of Si-containing oxide coating and biomimetic apatite induction on magnesium alloy

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    Yu, Huijun; Dong, Qing; Dou, Jinhe; Pan, Yaokun; Chen, Chuanzhong

    2016-12-01

    Magnesium and its alloys are recently found important in the field of bone repairing for their ideal mechanical performance and excellent biocompatibility. Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) is a simple, controllable and efficient electrochemistry method that can prepare protective ceramic coatings on magnesium alloys. The properties of the MAO coating, such as thickness, microstructure, roughness and composition, can easily be controlled by adjusting the voltage, current density, duration or the electrolyte concentration. In this work, MAO coatings are prepared on ZK61 magnesium alloy at different voltages. The structure characteristics and element distributions of the coating are investigated by XRD, TEM, SEM and EPMA. The MAO samples are immersed in SBF for 7, 14 and 28 days respectively. The corrosion behaviors of the samples in SBF were also investigated by potentiodynamic polarization curves. The corrosion products were characterized by EDS and FT-IR. The MAO coated ZK61 alloy samples showed excellent corrosion resistance and bioactivity. The MAO method demonstrates a great potential in the preparation of degradable and bioactive orthopedic magnesium-based implants.

  6. Formation of Soluble Mercury Oxide Coatings: Transformation of Elemental Mercury in Soils.

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    Miller, Carrie L; Watson, David B; Lester, Brian P; Howe, Jane Y; Phillips, Debra H; He, Feng; Liang, Liyuan; Pierce, Eric M

    2015-10-20

    The impact of mercury (Hg) on human and ecological health has been known for decades. Although a treaty signed in 2013 by 147 nations regulates future large-scale mercury emissions, legacy Hg contamination exists worldwide and small-scale releases will continue. The fate of elemental mercury, Hg(0), lost to the subsurface and its potential chemical transformation that can lead to changes in speciation and mobility are poorly understood. Here, we show that Hg(0) beads interact with soil or manganese oxide solids and X-ray spectroscopic analysis indicates that the soluble mercury coatings are HgO. Dissolution studies show that, after reacting with a composite soil, >20 times more Hg is released into water from the coated beads than from a pure liquid mercury bead. An even larger, >700 times, release occurs from coated Hg(0) beads that have been reacted with manganese oxide, suggesting that manganese oxides are involved in the transformation of the Hg(0) beads and creation of the soluble mercury coatings. Although the coatings may inhibit Hg(0) evaporation, the high solubility of the coatings can enhance Hg(II) migration away from the Hg(0)-spill site and result in potential changes in mercury speciation in the soil and increased mercury mobility.

  7. Effect of cooling method on the electrochemical performance of layered-spinel composite cathode Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3}

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    Liu, Yunjian [School of Material Science and Technology, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Wang, Qiliang; Gao, Yanyong [School of Material Science and Technology, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Pan, Jun [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Su, Mingru, E-mail: lyjian122331@163.com [School of Material Science and Technology, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Hai, Bin; Zhu, Guangyan; Liu, Sanbing [Chery Science Research Institute, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, Wuhu 241006 (China)

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    Layered-spinel composite cathode material Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} has been synthesized and cooled by different methods (naturally cooled within the furnace and cooled in liquid nitrogen). The effect of cooling methods on physical and electrochemical properties are discussed using the characterizations of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), charge/discharge, cyclic and rate tests. The layered-spinel composite structure has been detected in Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} electrodes from the XRD patterns and TEM images. XPS results show that the content of Mn{sup 3+} in the Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled in liquid nitrogen is more than that of Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled with furnace. The electrochemical performance results show that the Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled in liquid nitrogen has higher initial discharge capacity, coulomb efficiency, better cyclic and rate performance compared with Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled with furnace. EIS results show that the charge transfer resistance (R{sub ct}) of Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled in liquid nitrogen is lower than that of Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled with furnace. The improved cyclic and rate performances of Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} cooled in liquid nitrogen cathode are attributed to the lower R{sub ct} and more content of Mn{sup 3+}. - Graphical abstract: Layered-spinel composite cathode material Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2.3} have been synthesized and cooled by different methods (naturally cooled within the furnace (‘a’) and cooled in liquid nitrogen (‘b’)). Compared with cooled with furnace (‘a’), the Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 0.25}Mn{sub 0.75}O{sub 2

  8. Mechanical alloying of Fe-Mn and Fe-Mn-Si

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    1999-01-01

    The ball milling of Fe-24Mn and Fe-24Mn-6Si mixed powders has been performed by the high energy ball milling technique.By employing X-ray diffraction and Moessbauer measurements.The ccmposition evolution during the milling process has been investigated.The results indicate the formation of paramagnetic Fe-Mn or Fe-Mn-Si alloys with a metastable fcc phase as final products.which imply that the Fe and Mn proceed a co-diffusion meenanism through the surface of fragmented powders.The thermal stability and composition evolution of the as-milled alloys were discussed comparing with the bulk alloy,.

  9. Microsphere LiFe{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 0.5}PO{sub 4}/C composite as high rate and long-life cathode material for lithium-ion battery

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    Yang, Chun-Chen, E-mail: ccyang@mail.mcut.edu.tw [Department of Chemical Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 243, Taiwan, ROC (China); Battery Research Center of Green Energy, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 243, Taiwan, ROC (China); Chen, Wei-Houng [Department of Chemical Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 243, Taiwan, ROC (China)

    2016-04-15

    LiFe{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 0.5}PO{sub 4}/C composite material (denoted as SP-LFMP/C) with macro/nano hierarchical porous structure by adding the composite carbon source (i.e., 100 nm polystyrene sphere and 300 nm carbon sphere) is fabricated via a spray dry process. The SP-LFMP/C composite exhibits a 3D hierarchical structure with a high surface area (34.63 m{sup 2} g{sup −1}) and a wide pore size distribution (2–100 nm). The characteristic properties of the samples are examined using X-ray diffraction, micro-Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and galvanostatic charge–discharge tests. The SP-LFMP/C composite achieves discharge capacities of 161, 160, 157, 146, 137, and 115 mAh g{sup −1} at 0.2, 0.5, 1, 3, 5, and 10 C, respectively. Moreover, the SP-LFMP/C material also exhibits excellent cycling performance and stability at 55 °C during the 300 cycle test. These results indicate that the SP-LFMP/C cathode material is an excellent candidate for application in high-energy Li-ion batteries. - Highlights: • A microsphere LiFe{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 0.5}PO{sub 4}/C composite is prepared by a spray drying process. • The composite material shows a mesoporous 3D structure with a high surface area. • The SP-LFMP composite exhibits excellent high rate capability. • The SP-LFMP/C composite shows much higher tap density of 1.33 g cm{sup −3}.

  10. XPS Determination of Mn Oxidation States in Mn (Hydr)oxides

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    Ilton, Eugene S.; Post, Jeffrey E.; Heaney, Peter J.; Ling, Florence T.; Kerisit, Sebastien N.

    2016-03-15

    Hydrous manganese oxides are an important class of minerals that help regulate the geochemical redox cycle in near-surface environments and are also considered to be promising catalysts for energy applications such as the oxidation of water. A complete characterization of these minerals is required to better understand their catalytic activity. In this contribution an empirical methodology using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is developed to quantify the oxidation state of hydrous multivalent manganese oxides with an emphasis on birnessite, a common layered structure that occurs readily in Nature but is also the oxidized endmember in biomimetic water-oxidation catalysts. The Mn2p3/2, Mn3p, and Mn3s lines of near monovalent Mn(II), Mn(III), and Mn(IV) oxides were fit with component peaks; after the best fit was obtained the relative widths, heights and binding energies of the components were fixed. Unknown multivalent samples were fit such that binding energies, intensities, and widths of each oxidation state, composed of a packet of correlated component peaks, were allowed vary. whereas widths were constrained to maintain the difference between the standards. Both average and individual mole fraction oxidation states for all three energy levels were strongly correlated with close agreement between Mn3s and Mn3p, whereas Mn2p3/2 gave systematically more reduced results. Limited stoichiometric analyses were consistent with Mn3p and Mn3s. Further, evidence indicates the shape of the Mn3p line was less sensitive to the bonding environment than Mn2p. Consequently, fitting the Mn3p and Mn3s lines yields robust quantification of oxidation states over a range of hydrous Mn oxide polytypes and compositions. In contrast, a common method for determining oxidation states that utilizes the multiplet splitting of the Mn3s line is not appropriate for birnessites.

  11. Nano-Structured Magnesium Oxide Coated Iron Ore: Its Application to the Remediation of Wastewater Containing Lead.

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    Nagarajah, Ranjini; Jang, Min; Pichiah, Saravanan; Cho, Jongman; Snyder, Shane A

    2015-12-01

    Magnetically separable nano-structured magnesium oxide coated iron ore (IO(MgO)) was prepared using environmentally benign chemicals, such as iron ore (IO), magnesium(II) nitrate hexahydrate [Mg(NO3)2 x 6H2O] and urea; via an easy and fast preparation method. The lO(MgO) was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and alternating gradient magnetometer (AGM) analyses. The isotherm and kinetic studies indicated that lO(MgO) has a comparably higher Langmuir constant (K(L), 1.69 L mg(-1)) and maximum sorption capacity (33.9 mg g(-1)) for lead (Pb) than other inorganic media. Based on MgO amount, the removal capacity of Pb by IO(MgO) was 2,724 mg Pb (g MgO)(-1), which was higher than that (1,980 mg g(-1)) for flowerlike magnesium oxide nanostructures reported by Cao et al. The kinetics, FE-SEM, elemental mapping and XRD results revealed that the substitution followed by precipitation was identified as the mechanism of Pb removal and plumbophyllite (Pb2Si4O10 x H2O) was the precipitated phase of Pb. A leaching test revealed that IOMgO) had negligible concentrations of leached Fe at pH 4-9. Since the base material, IO, is cheap and easily available, lO(MgO) could be produced in massive amounts and used for remediation of wastewater containing heavy metals, applying simple and fast magnetic separation.

  12. Continuous adsorption of Pb(II) and methylene blue by engineered graphite oxide coated sand in fixed-bed column

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    Gong, Ji-Lai, E-mail: jilaigong@gmail.com [College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Environmental Biology and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China); Zhang, Yong-Liang; Jiang, Yan [College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Environmental Biology and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China); Zeng, Guang-Ming, E-mail: zgming@hnu.edu.cn [College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Environmental Biology and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China); Cui, Zhi-Hui; Liu, Ke; Deng, Can-Hui; Niu, Qiu-Ya; Deng, Jiu-Hua [College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Environmental Biology and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China); Huan, Shuang-Yan [State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China)

    2015-03-01

    Highlights: • GO-sand was prepared by coating GO on the surface of sand. • Pb(II) and MB were efficiently removed by GO-sand filter in column. • The removal of MB was enhanced with the presence of Pb(II). • GO-sand is low-cost and convenient for its application as packed bed filter. - Abstract: The mixture of several effluents, caused by the improper handling and management of effluents, generated multi-component wastewater containing both metals and dyes, leading to the complicated treatment process. In this study, a continuous adsorption of Pb(II) and methylene blue (MB) has been studied in single and binary solutions by using graphite oxide coated sand (GO-sand) as an adsorbent in a fixed-bed column. GO-sand was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy before and after analyte adsorption. Compared with sand filter, adsorption quantity and capacity for Pb(II) and MB by GO-sand filter were greatly increased. In Pb(II) and MB single solutions, the experimental parameters were investigated in detail including initial concentration, flow rate, bed depth and pH. Exhaustion time decreased with increasing initial concentration and flow rate, and increased with increasing bed depth and pH. In the Pb(II)-MB binary solution, exhaustion time significantly decreased for Pb(II) adsorption, but increased for MB adsorption. The reason was explained that the more favorable adsorption for MB onto the surface of GO-sand than that for Pb(II), which was derived from π–π interaction between MB and GO on sand surface in packed filter. The Yoon–Nelson model was applied at different concentration of Pb(II) and MB to predict the breakthrough curves. The experimental data were well fit with the model indicating that it was suitable for this column design.

  13. In vivo study of microarc oxidation coated biodegradable magnesium plate to heal bone fracture defect of 3mm width.

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    Wu, Y F; Wang, Y M; Jing, Y B; Zhuang, J P; Yan, J L; Shao, Z K; Jin, M S; Wu, C J; Zhou, Y

    2017-06-23

    Microarc oxidation (MAO) coated magnesium (Mg) with improved corrosion resistance appeal increasing interests as a revolutionary biodegradable metal for fractured bone fixing implants application. However, the in vivo corrosion degradation of the implants and bone healing response are not well understood, which is highly required in clinic. In the present work, 10μm and 20μm thick biocompatible MAO coatings mainly composed of MgO, Mg2SiO4, CaSiO3 and Mg3(PO4)2 phases were fabricated on AZ31 magnesium alloy. The electrochemical tests indicated an improved corrosion resistance of magnesium by the MAO coatings. The 10μm and 20μm coated and uncoated magnesium plates were separately implanted into the radius bone fracture site of adult New Zealand white rabbits using a 3mm width bone fracture defect model to investigate the magnesium implants degradation and uninhibited bone healing. Taking advantage of the good biocompatibility of the MAO coatings, no adverse effects were detected through the blood test and histological examination. The implantation groups of coated and uncoated magnesium plates were both observed the promoting effect of bone fracture healing compared with the simple fracture group without implant. The releasing Mg(2+) by the degradation of implants into the fracture site improved the bone fracture healing, which is attributed to the magnesium promoting CGRP-mediated osteogenic differentiation. Mg degradation and bone fracture healing promoting must be tailored by microarc oxidation coating with different thickness for potential clinic application. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  14. Validation of In-Situ Iron-Manganese Oxide Coated Stream Pebbles as Sensors for Arsenic Source Monitoring

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    Blake, J.; Peters, S. C.; Casteel, A.

    2013-12-01

    Locating nonpoint source contaminant fluxes can be challenging due to the inherent heterogeneity of source and of the subsurface. Contaminants such as arsenic are a concern for drinking water quality and ecosystem health. Arsenic contamination can be the result of several natural and anthropogenic sources, and therefore it can be difficult to trace and identify major areas of arsenic in natural systems. Identifying a useful source indicator for arsenic is a crucial step for environmental remediation efforts. Previous studies have found iron-manganese oxide coated streambed pebbles as useful source indicators due to their high attraction for heavy metals in water. In this study, pebbles, surface water at baseflow and nearby rocks were sampled from the Pennypack Creek and its tributaries, in southwestern Pennsylvania, to test the ability of coated streambed pebbles as environmental source indicators for arsenic. Quartz pebbles, 5-7 cm in diameter, were sampled to minimize elemental contamination from rock chemistry. In addition, quartz provides an excellent substrate for iron and manganese coatings to form. These coatings were leached from pebbles using 4M nitric acid with 0.1% concentrated hydrochloric acid. Following sample processing, analyses were performed using an ICP-MS and the resulting data were spatially organized using ArcGIS software. Arsenic, iron and manganese concentrations in the leachate are normalized to pebble surface area and each location is reported as a ratio of arsenic to iron and manganese. Results suggest that iron-manganese coated stream pebbles are useful indicators of arsenic location within a watershed.

  15. Magnetic heating properties and neutron activation of tungsten-oxide coated biocompatible FePt core-shell nanoparticles.

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    Seemann, K M; Luysberg, M; Révay, Z; Kudejova, P; Sanz, B; Cassinelli, N; Loidl, A; Ilicic, K; Multhoff, G; Schmid, T E

    2015-01-10

    Magnetic nanoparticles are highly desirable for biomedical research and treatment of cancer especially when combined with hyperthermia. The efficacy of nanoparticle-based therapies could be improved by generating radioactive nanoparticles with a convenient decay time and which simultaneously have the capability to be used for locally confined heating. The core-shell morphology of such novel nanoparticles presented in this work involves a polysilico-tungstate molecule of the polyoxometalate family as a precursor coating material, which transforms into an amorphous tungsten oxide coating upon annealing of the FePt core-shell nanoparticles. The content of tungsten atoms in the nanoparticle shell is neutron activated using cold neutrons at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRMII) neutron facility and thereby transformed into the radioisotope W-187. The sizeable natural abundance of 28% for the W-186 precursor isotope, a radiopharmaceutically advantageous gamma-beta ratio of γβ≈30% and a range of approximately 1mm in biological tissue for the 1.3MeV β-radiation are promising features of the nanoparticles' potential for cancer therapy. Moreover, a high temperature annealing treatment enhances the magnetic moment of nanoparticles in such a way that a magnetic heating effect of several degrees Celsius in liquid suspension - a prerequisite for hyperthermia treatment of cancer - was observed. A rise in temperature of approximately 3°C in aqueous suspension is shown for a moderate nanoparticle concentration of 0.5mg/ml after 15min in an 831kHz high-frequency alternating magnetic field of 250Gauss field strength (25mT). The biocompatibility based on a low cytotoxicity in the non-neutron-activated state in combination with the hydrophilic nature of the tungsten oxide shell makes the coated magnetic FePt nanoparticles ideal candidates for advanced radiopharmaceutical applications.

  16. 3D hierarchical MnO2 nanorod/welded Ag-nanowire-network composites for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes.

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    Qiao, Zhensong; Yang, Xiaopeng; Yang, Shuhua; Zhang, Liqiang; Cao, Bingqiang

    2016-06-28

    3D MnO2 nanorod/welded Ag-nanowire-network supercapacitor electrodes were prepared. Welding treatment of the Ag nanowire-network leads to low resistance and long lifetime. Galvanostatic charge/discharge (GCD) induces an ever-lasting morphology changing from flower-like to honeycomb-like for MnO2, which manifests as increasing specific capacitance to 663.4 F g(-1) after 7000 GCD cycles.

  17. Enhancement of Low-field Magnetoresistance in Self-Assembled Epitaxial La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO and La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 Composite Films via Polymer-Assisted Deposition.

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    Zhou, Meng; Li, Yuling; Jeon, Il; Yi, Qinghua; Zhu, Xuebin; Tang, Xianwu; Wang, Haiyan; Fei, Ling; Sun, Yuping; Deng, Shuguang; Matsuo, Yutaka; Luo, Hongmei; Zou, Guifu

    2016-07-06

    Polymer-assisted deposition method has been used to fabricate self-assembled epitaxial La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO and La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 films on LaAlO3 substrates. Compared to pulsed-laser deposition method, polymer-assisted deposition provides a simpler and lower-cost approach to self-assembled composite films with enhanced low-field magnetoresistance effect. After the addition of NiO or Co3O4, triangular NiO and tetrahedral Co3O4 nanoparticles remain on the surface of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 films. This results in a dramatic increase in resistivity of the films from 0.0061 Ω•cm to 0.59 Ω•cm and 1.07 Ω•cm, and a decrease in metal-insulator transition temperature from 270 K to 180 K and 172 K by the addition of 10%-NiO and 10%-Co3O4, respectively. Accordingly, the maximum absolute magnetoresistance value is improved from -44.6% to -59.1% and -52.7% by the addition of 10%-NiO and 10%-Co3O4, respectively. The enhanced low-field magnetoresistance property is ascribed to the introduced insulating phase at the grain boundaries. The magnetism is found to be more suppressed for the La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 composite films than the La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO films, which can be attributed to the antiferromagnetic properties of the Co3O4 phase. The solution-processed composite films show enhanced low-field magnetoresistance effect which are crucial in practical applications. We expect our polymer-assisted deposited films paving the pathway in the field of hole-doped perovskites with their intrinsic colossal magnetoresistance.

  18. Enhancement of Low-field Magnetoresistance in Self-Assembled Epitaxial La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO and La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 Composite Films via Polymer-Assisted Deposition

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    Zhou, Meng; Li, Yuling; Jeon, Il; Yi, Qinghua; Zhu, Xuebin; Tang, Xianwu; Wang, Haiyan; Fei, Ling; Sun, Yuping; Deng, Shuguang; Matsuo, Yutaka; Luo, Hongmei; Zou, Guifu

    2016-07-01

    Polymer-assisted deposition method has been used to fabricate self-assembled epitaxial La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO and La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 films on LaAlO3 substrates. Compared to pulsed-laser deposition method, polymer-assisted deposition provides a simpler and lower-cost approach to self-assembled composite films with enhanced low-field magnetoresistance effect. After the addition of NiO or Co3O4, triangular NiO and tetrahedral Co3O4 nanoparticles remain on the surface of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 films. This results in a dramatic increase in resistivity of the films from 0.0061 Ω•cm to 0.59 Ω•cm and 1.07 Ω•cm, and a decrease in metal-insulator transition temperature from 270 K to 180 K and 172 K by the addition of 10%-NiO and 10%-Co3O4, respectively. Accordingly, the maximum absolute magnetoresistance value is improved from -44.6% to -59.1% and -52.7% by the addition of 10%-NiO and 10%-Co3O4, respectively. The enhanced low-field magnetoresistance property is ascribed to the introduced insulating phase at the grain boundaries. The magnetism is found to be more suppressed for the La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4 composite films than the La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO films, which can be attributed to the antiferromagnetic properties of the Co3O4 phase. The solution-processed composite films show enhanced low-field magnetoresistance effect which are crucial in practical applications. We expect our polymer-assisted deposited films paving the pathway in the field of hole-doped perovskites with their intrinsic colossal magnetoresistance.

  19. Determination of the compositeness of resonances from decays: The case of the Bs<mn>0mn>J/ψf<mn>1mn>(<mn>1285mn>)

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    Molina, R.; Döring, M.; Oset, E.

    2016-06-01

    We develop a method to measure the amount of compositeness of a resonance, mostly made as a bound state of two hadrons, by simultaneously measuring the rate of production of the resonance and the mass distribution of the two hadrons close to threshold. By using different methods of analysis we conclude that the method allows one to extract the value of 1-Z with about $0.1$ of uncertainty. The method is applied to the case of the $\\bar B^0_s \\to J/\\psi f_1(1285)$ decay, by looking at the resonance production and the mass distribution of $K \\bar K^*$.

  20. Extending the time: solvothermal syntheses, crystal structures, and properties of two non-isostructural thioantimonates with the composition [Mn(tren)]Sb2S4.

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    Schaefer, Michael; Kurowski, Daniel; Pfitzner, Arno; Näther, Christian; Rejai, Zomaje; Möller, Karina; Ziegler, Nancy; Bensch, Wolfgang

    2006-05-01

    The two novel compounds, [Mn(tren)]Sb2S4 (1 and 2), were obtained by the reaction of elemental Mn, Sb, and S in aqueous solutions of tren (tren = tris(2-aminoethyl)amine, C6H18N4) after different reaction times. Compound 1 is formed up to a reaction time of 13 d, and an extension of the reaction time leads to the formation of 2. Both compounds crystallize in monoclinic space groups (1, P2(1)/c; 2, C2/c). In 1, the two unique SbS3 trigonal pyramids share a common S atom to form a Sb2S5 unit. Two S atoms of this group have a bond to Mn2+ yielding a MnSb2S3 heteroring in the boat conformation. The Sb2S5 moieties are joined via common corners into the final undulated [Sb2S4]2- anion which is directed along [001]. The structure of 2 contains the [Mn(tren)]2+ ion, one SbS3 pyramid, and a SbS4 unit. Two symmetry-related SbS4 groups share an edge, forming a Sb2S6 group containing a Sb2S2 ring. This group is joined via corners to two SbS3 pyramids on both sides producing a Sb4S4 ring. The Sb2S2 and Sb4S4 rings are condensed into the final [Sb2S4]2- anion which runs along [010]. The [Mn(tren)] groups are bound to the thioantimonate(III) backbone on opposite sides of the Sb4S4 ring, and a small MnSbS2 ring is formed. In both structures, weak S...H bonds are found which may contribute to the stability of the materials. The two compounds decompose in one step upon heating, and only MnS and Sb2S3 could be identified as the crystalline part of the decomposition products. Both compounds can also be prepared under solvothermal conditions using MnSb2S4 as starting material. Compounds 1 and 2 are obtained from this ternary material in a high yield.

  1. Hierarchical core/shell structure of MnO2@polyaniline composites grown on carbon fiber paper for application in pseudocapacitors.

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    Yang, MinHo; Hong, Seok Bok; Choi, Bong Gill

    2015-11-28

    Hierarchical core/shell structured arrays of MnO2@polyaniline (PANI) nanosheets are successfully deposited on the surface of carbon fiber paper (CFP) by a two-step method of a redox reaction-assisted deposition of MnO2 and post electrodeposition of PANI. The CFP is used as a three-dimensional (3D) current collector to ensure 3D transport of ions and electrons with a large surface area. In addition, the electrodeposition technique enables conformal and thin coating of a layer of PANI across the entire MnO2 nanosheet. The MnO2@PANI on the CFP shows a unique architecture for efficient ion diffusion pathways in hierarchical porous structures and rapid electron transfer through PANI coated layers. The MnO2@PANI/CFP can be applied as a binder- and carbon-free electrode for supercapacitors. Evaluation of the electrochemical performance revealed that the as-prepared electrodes have a high value of specific capacitance (437 F g(-1) at 1 A g(-1)), high rate capability (62.4% retention at 15 A g(-1)), and good cycle life (∼100% at sequential current densities of 1 and 5 A g(-1) over 3000 cycles).

  2. Thermodynamics of the Mn-P system

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    Lee, Y. E.

    1986-12-01

    The free energy of mixing in the Mn-P melts in the composition range of X p = 0.0 to 0.333 was estimated by coupling the phase boundary information with reliable Δ G° formation for the Mn2P phase. This information was used to obtain the dilute solution properties of P in Mn. P( l,pure) = P( l,Henrian, Mn) Δ G °(Joules) = -203,611.39 + 41.003 T The free energy is shown to be more negative than in the Fe system, reflecting a stronger interaction between Mn and P atoms than between Fe and P atoms. Presenting the activity coefficient of P with the expression used by Lupis and Elliott, the first and second interaction coefficients are obtained as follows: ɛ{P/P}(Mn) = 10.538 + 9728.14/ T ρ{P/P}(Mn) = 28.148 + 9101.83/ T The Gibbs free energy of formation for Mn3P was estimated in the temperature range of {dy1233} to {dy1378} K to be 3Mn l + P( l = Mn3P( s Δ G °(Joules) = -241,461.65 + 65.031 T

  3. Manganese Oxide-Coated Carbon Nanotubes As Dual-Modality Lymph Mapping Agents for Photothermal Therapy of Tumor Metastasis.

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    Wang, Sheng; Zhang, Qin; Yang, Peng; Yu, Xiangrong; Huang, Li-Yong; Shen, Shun; Cai, Sanjun

    2016-02-17

    Lymph node (LN) status is a major indicator of stage and survival of lung cancer patients. LN dissection is a primary option for lung cancer LN metastasis; however, this strategy elicits adverse effects and great trauma. Therefore, developing a minimally invasive technique to cure LN metastasis of lung cancer is desired. In this study, multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) coated with manganese oxide (MnO) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) (namely MWNTs-MnO-PEG) was employed as a lymphatic theranostic agent to diagnose and treat metastatic LNs. After single local injection and lymph drainage were performed, regional LNs were clearly mapped by T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) of MnO and dark dye imaging of MWNTs. Meanwhile, metastatic LNs could be simultaneously ablated by near-infrared (NIR) irradiation under the guidance of dual-modality mapping. The excellent result was obtained in mice bearing LNs metastasis models, showing that MWNTs-MnO-PEG as a multifunctional theranostic agent was competent for dual-modality mapping guided photothermal therapy of metastatic LNs.

  4. 锰氧化物/石墨烯复合材料作为锂离子电池负极的研究%A study on MnO_x/graphene composites as anode materials for lithium ion batteries

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    高云雷; 赵东林; 沈曾民

    2012-01-01

    The precursor of Mn hybrid material was synthesized by a modified Hummers method and MnOx/graphene composites were obtained through a reduction in nitrogen and hydrogen atmosphere at 400℃.The composite material was investigated as anode materials for lithium ion batteries via scanning and transmission electron microscopy(TEM),X-ray diffraction(XRD) and a variety of electrochemical testing techniques.Experimental results showed that nano-particles of manganese oxide were well dispersed on the surface of graphene sheets.The first reversible capacity of the prepared composite was as high as 876mAh/g at current density of 50mA/g.After 30 cycles,the reversible specific capacity was still maintain at more than 700mAh/g.%以天然石墨为原料,采用改进的Hummers法合成含Mn的氧化石墨;400℃条件下氢气还原制备了锰氧化物/石墨烯复合材料。利用XRD、SEM和TEM对所制备的复合材料进行了表征。结果表明锰氧化物(MnOx)颗粒均匀地分布在石墨烯片层表面。将复合材料作为锂离子电池负极进行研究,在50mA/g电流密度下,首次库伦效率为70.4%,可逆容量达876mAh/g,并且具有良好的循环性能,在30次循环后仍保持在700mAh/g以上。

  5. Synthesis of a MnO2/NiCo2O4 Composite by Electrostatic Self-Assembly and Its Electrochemical Performance%MnO2/NiCo2O4的静电自组装合成及其电化学性能

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    李丽; 胡中爱; 杨玉英; 吴红英; 崔璐娟

    2014-01-01

    A hetero-layered MnO2/NiCo2O4 composite was fabricated according to an electrostatic self-assembly process between negatively charged MnO2-layered nanosheets and positively charged Co-Ni-layered double hydroxide nanosheets, fol owed by a heat-treatment process. The morphology, composition, and microstructure characteristics of the resulting material were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Furthermore, the electrochemical behaviors of the composite were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge-discharge, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The test results indicated that the hetero-layered composite showed porous stacking structure, which increased the effective liquid-solid interfacial area, and provided a fast path for the insertion and extraction of electrolyte ions. A specific capacitance of 482 F∙g-1 was obtained in the potential window from -0.6 to 0.45 V at a current density of 1 A∙g-1. These values were therefore superior to those of pure MnO2 or pure NiCo2O4.%通过带负电荷的MnO2纳米片与带正电荷的Co-Ni层状双氢氧化物(LDHs)纳米片的静电自组装外加后续热处理合成了异质层状结构的MnO2/NiCo2O4复合物.采用X射线衍射(XRD)、傅里叶变换红外(FTIR)光谱、拉曼光谱、原子吸收光谱(AAS)、场发射扫描电镜(FESEM)和透射电子显微镜(TEM)对其结构和形貌进行了表征.用循环伏安(CV)、恒流充放电和电化学交流阻抗技术对其电化学性能进行了测试.研究结果表明,该方法制得的异质复合物具有多孔层状堆垛结构,这种特殊的结构不仅增大了电解液离子的接触面积,而且还为其嵌入-脱出提供了有效途径.该复合物在1 A∙g-1电流密度时,-0.6-0.45 V

  6. A hierarchical nanostructure consisting of amorphous MnO 2, Mn 3O 4 nanocrystallites, and single-crystalline MnOOH nanowires for supercapacitors

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    Hu, Chi-Chang; Hung, Ching-Yun; Chang, Kuo-Hsin; Yang, Yi-Lin

    In this communication, a porous hierarchical nanostructure consisting of amorphous MnO 2 (a-MnO 2), Mn 3O 4 nanocrystals, and single-crystalline MnOOH nanowires is designed for the supercapacitor application, which is prepared by a simple two-step electrochemical deposition process. Because of the gradual co-transformation of Mn 3O 4 nanocrystals and a-MnO 2 nanorods into an amorphous manganese oxide, the cycle stability of a-MnO 2 is obviously enhanced by adding Mn 3O 4. This unique ternary oxide nanocomposite with 100-cycle CV activation exhibits excellent capacitive performances, i.e., excellent reversibility, high specific capacitances (470 F g -1 in CaCl 2), high power property, and outstanding cycle stability. The highly porous microstructures of this composite before and after the 10,000-cycle CV test are examined by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

  7. Effect of Mn and Fe on the Formation of Fe- and Mn-Rich Intermetallics in Al–5Mg–Mn Alloys Solidified Under Near-Rapid Cooling

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Mn was an important alloying element used in Al–Mg–Mn alloys. However, it had to be limited to a low level (<1.0 wt % to avoid the formation of coarse intermetallics. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of Mn, research was carried out to investigate the possibility of increasing the content of Mn by studying the effect of cooling rate on the formation of Fe- and Mn-rich intermetallics at different content levels of Mn and Fe. The results indicated that in Al–5Mg–Mn alloy with low Fe content (<0.1 wt %, intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn was small in size and amount. With increasing Mn content, intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn increased, but in limited amount. In high-Fe-containing Al–5Mg–Mn alloys (0.5 wt % Fe, intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn became the dominant phase, even in the alloy with low Mn content (0.39 wt %. Cooling rate played a critical role in the refinement of the intermetallics. Under near-rapid cooling, intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn was extremely refined. Even in the high Mn and/or high-Fe-containing alloys, it still demonstrated fine Chinese script structures. However, once the alloy composition passed beyond the eutectic point, the primary intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn phase displayed extremely coarse platelet-like morphology. Increasing the content of Fe caused intermetallic Al6(Fe,Mn to become the primary phase at a lower Mn content.

  8. Ag modified LaMnO3 nanorods-reduced graphene oxide composite applied in the photocatalytic discoloration of direct green

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    Hu, Jie; Liu, Yuanyuan; Men, Jie; Zhang, Liang; Huang, Hao

    2016-11-01

    A new nanostructure photocatalyst, incorporating Ag and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) with LaMnO3-nanorods have been fabricated via two-step synthetic approaches by using Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide (CTAB) as a template via a simple hydrothermal reaction and the decoration of Ag nanoparticles is through a traditional silver mirror reaction. The characteristic of the materials are examined by XRD, TEM, FE-SEM and XPS. The results confirm that the LaMnO3 nanorods are perovskite phase and uniform dispersed on the surface of rGO. The Ag nanoparticles is deposited the surface of LaMnO3-nanorods with its metal form. The Ag/LaMnO3-nanorods/rGO exhibit an excellent performance in the photo-degradation of Direct Green BE under the UV-vis irradiation. As an electron capture agent, metal Ag can capture the e- that transported along the LMO-NR, thereby leading to effective separation of the e--h+ pairs and accelerate the transfer of surface charge, which is further demonstrated by the Photoluminescence (PL) spectra, cyclic voltammetry (CV) and AC impedance spectra.

  9. Microstructure and Wear Resistance of TiC Composite Coating in situ Synthesized on 35CrMnSi Steel by Argon Arc Cladding%35CrMnSi 表面氩弧熔覆原位自生 TiC 复合涂层的组织及耐磨性

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    丁天; 孟君晟; 乔盛楠; 吕东亮; 宋永平; 李阳

    2014-01-01

    Objective To improve the wear resistance of cutting tooth and to prolong its service life. Methods The TiC enhanced nickel-based composite coating was prepared on the surface of 35CrMnSi steel by argon arc cladding technique. The microstructure of the coating was analyzed by OM, SEM and XRD. Microhardness and wear resistance at room temperature of the composite coat-ing were examined by means of microhardness testing and impact abrasion resistance testing, respectively. Results The compact microstructure was obtained in the composite coating, and good metallurgical bonding could be obtained between the 35CrMnSi steel and cladding coating, with the main phases of TiC, γ-Ni and M23 C6 . The majority of TiC was blocky. The TiC particles was about 1 ~ 2 μm in size and the particles were dispersed in the coatings. The hardness and wear resistance of the coating were related with the (Ti+C) content. The highest hardness of 20% (Ti+C) coating was 1190HV. The relative wear resistance of the composite coating was 7. 5 times higher than that of 35CrMnSi steel. Conclusion The cladding coating reinforced by TiC particle showed ap-parently improved surface hardness as compared to 35CrMnSi steel. The wear mechanism of the composite coating under impact loading at room temperature was micro-cutting wear. The wear resistance of coating was greatly increased by argon arc cladding.%目的:提高截齿的耐磨性,延长其使用寿命。方法利用氩弧熔覆技术在35CrMnSi 钢表面制备 TiC 增强镍基复合涂层,分析涂层的显微组织和物相组成,测试涂层在室温下的显微硬度和耐磨性,并分析磨损机制。结果氩弧熔覆涂层的显微组织致密均匀,涂层与基体呈冶金结合,主要由 TiC,γ-Ni, M23 C6等物相组成。 TiC 颗粒呈块状,尺寸为1~2μm,弥散分布在涂层中。涂层硬度和耐磨性与(Ti+C)含量有关,熔覆粉末中(Ti+C)质量分数为20%时,涂层最高硬度可达1190HV,耐磨性达到基体的7.5倍

  10. Effect of Oxide Coating on Performance of Copper-Zinc Oxide-Based Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis via Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide

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    Tetsuo Umegaki

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The effect of oxide coating on the activity of a copper-zinc oxide–based catalyst for methanol synthesis via the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide was investigated. A commercial catalyst was coated with various oxides by a sol-gel method. The influence of the types of promoters used in the sol-gel reaction was investigated. Temperature-programmed reduction-thermogravimetric analysis revealed that the reduction peak assigned to the copper species in the oxide-coated catalysts prepared using ammonia shifts to lower temperatures than that of the pristine catalyst; in contrast, the reduction peak shifts to higher temperatures for the catalysts prepared using L(+-arginine. These observations indicated that the copper species were weakly bonded with the oxide and were easily reduced by using ammonia. The catalysts prepared using ammonia show higher CO2 conversion than the catalysts prepared using L(+-arginine. Among the catalysts prepared using ammonia, the silica-coated catalyst displayed a high activity at high temperatures, while the zirconia-coated catalyst and titania-coated catalyst had high activity at low temperatures. At high temperature the conversion over the silica-coated catalyst does not significantly change with reaction temperature, while the conversion over the zirconia-coated catalyst and titania-coated catalyst decreases with reaction time. From the results of FTIR, the durability depends on hydrophilicity of the oxides.

  11. Er0.4Bi1.6O3-δ - La0.8Sr0.2MnO3-δ nano-composite as a low-temperature firing cathode of solid oxide fuel cell

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    Kim, Sun Jae; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Kim, Kun Joong; Choi, Gyeong Man

    2017-03-01

    Er0.4Bi1.6O3-δ (ESB) composited with La0.8Sr0.2MnO3-δ (LSM) (2:3 or 3:2 wt:wt) with a bonding aid to decrease firing temperature TF are screen-printed on symmetric single cells composed of a Gd0.2Ce0.8O2-δ (GDC) interlayer/yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte/GDC interlayer, and their impedance spectra are compared. Addition of 5 wt % CuO to ESB-LSM (3:2 wt:wt) decreases the cathode TF to 650 °C without increasing cathodic polarization resistance (Rp ∼0.19 Ω cm2 at 650 °C). This ESB-LSM composite can be used as a cathode that can be fired at low temperature.

  12. Cotransport of microorganisms and metallic colloids in quartz sand or iron oxide-coated sand under real site hydrogeological conditions

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    Yu, Tong; Wen, Yujuan; Yang, Xinyao; Yang, Yuesuo

    2017-04-01

    plays an important part in many soil and water processes. The column experiments were carried out using homogeneously charged (quartz sand) and heterogeneously charged (iron oxide-coated sand) porous media. References: Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Chen, F., & Yang, Y. (2015). Interplay of natural organic matter with flow rate and particle size on colloid transport: Experimentation, visualization, and modeling. Environmental science & technology, 49(22), 13385-13393. Yang, X., Yin, Z., Chen, F., Hu, J., & Yang, Y. (2015). Organic matter induced mobilization of polymer-coated silver nanoparticles from water-saturated sand. Science of the Total Environment, 529, 182-190. Wen, Y. J., Yang, Y. S., Ren, H. J., Du, X. Q., Yang, X. Y., Zhang, L. Y., & Wang, X. S. (2015). Chemical-biological hybrid reactive zones and their impact on biodiversity of remediation of the nitrobenzene and aniline contaminated groundwater. Chemical Engineering Journal, 280, 233-240.

  13. Composition dependent behavior in the ternary mixed magnetic insulator Co{sub 1−x}Mn{sub y}Ni{sub x−y}Cl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O

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    DeFotis, G.C., E-mail: gxdefo@wm.edu; Hampton, A.S.; Wallin, T.J.; Trowell, K.T.; Pothen, J.M.; Welshhans, E.A.; Havas, K.C.

    2016-05-01

    The properties of ternary mixed magnetic Co{sub 1−x}Mn{sub y}Ni{sub x−y}Cl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O are examined by dc magnetization and susceptibility measurements, from 1.8 to 300 K as a function of composition. This is only the second ternary magnetic insulator so studied. The three transition metal chloride dihydrate components are known to differ in the degree of spin anisotropy and in the distribution of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions within and between strongly coupled chemical and structural chains. The Curie and Weiss constants, in χ{sub M}=C/(T−θ) fits to high temperature susceptibilities, are compared with weighted averages of pure component values. The observed Weiss constant is almost uniformly less negative than calculated. Maxima in low temperature susceptibilities vary widely in presence and location with composition. Some compositions exhibit no susceptibility maximum, many exhibit one maximum, and three exhibit two maxima. A T(x,y) diagram is constructed. Magnetization vs field isotherms exhibit different shapes as a function of composition, with hysteresis markedly composition dependent. For three mixtures hysteresis loops are studied as a function of temperature. An activation process model does not describe the temperature dependence well.

  14. Mobilization of manganese by basalt associated Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria from the Indian Ridge System.

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    Sujith, P P; Mourya, B S; Krishnamurthi, S; Meena, R M; Loka Bharathi, P A

    2014-01-01

    The Indian Ridge System basalt bearing Mn-oxide coatings had todorokite as the major and birnesite as the minor mineral. We posit that microorganisms associated with these basalts participate in the oxidation of Mn and contribute to mineral deposition. We also hypothesized that, the Mn-oxidizing microbes may respond reversibly to pulses of fresh organic carbon introduced into the water column by mobilizing the Mn in Mn-oxides. To test these two hypotheses, we enumerated the number of Mn-oxidizers and -reducers and carried out studies on the mobilization of Mn by microbial communities associated with basalt. In medium containing 100 μM Mn(2+), 10(3) colony forming units (CFU) were recovered with undetectable number of reducers on Mn-oxide amended medium, suggesting that the community was more oxidative. Experiments were then conducted with basalt fragments at 4±2 °C in the presence 'G(+)' and absence 'G(-)' of glucose (0.1%). Controls included set-ups, some of which were poisoned with 15 mM azide and the others of which were heat-killed. The mobilization of Mn in the presence of glucose was 1.76 μg g(-1) d(-1) and in the absence, it was 0.17 μg g(-1) d(-1) after 150 d. Mn mobilization with and without added glucose was 13 and 4 times greater than the corresponding azide treated controls. However, rates in 'G(+)' were 16 times and 'G(-)' 24 times more than the respective heat killed controls. The corresponding total counts in the presence of added glucose increased from 1.63×10(6) to 6.71×10(7) cells g(-1) and from 1.41×10(7) to 3.52×10(7) cells g(-1) in its absence. Thus, the addition of glucose as a proxy for organic carbon changed the community's response from Mn(II)-oxidizing to Mn(IV)-reducing activity. The results confirm the participation of Mn oxidizing bacteria in the mobilization of Mn. Identification of culturable bacteria by 16S rRNA gene analysis showed taxonomic affiliations to Bacillus, Exiguobacterium, Staphylococcus, Brevibacterium and

  15. A novel co-precipitation method for preparation of Mn--Ce/TiO2 composites for NOx reduction with NH3 at low temperature.

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    Sheng, Zhongyi; Hu, Yufeng; Xue, Jianming; Wang, Xiaoming; Liao, Weiping

    2012-01-01

    Mn--Ce/TiO2 catalyst prepared by a novel co-precipitation method was used in this study for low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with ammonia. The catalyst showed high activity and good SO2 resistance. The NO conversion on the catalyst increased to 100% when 700 ppm of SO2 flowed in, and reached 60.8% in 2.5 h. The characterized results indicated that the catalyst prepared by the new method had good dispersion of the active phase, uniform micro-size particles and large Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface. The temperature programmed reduction and temperature programmed desorption experiments showed that the improvement in SCR activity on the Mn--Ce/TiO2 catalyst might be due to the increase of active oxygen species and the enhancement of NH3 chemisorption, both of which were conducive to NH3 activation.

  16. Preparation and Characterization of Multiferroic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/PMN-PT Composite Thin Films%多铁性La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/PMN-PT复合薄膜的制备及表征

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    苟喜成; 冯明; 刘鑫鑫; 李海波

    2012-01-01

    Multiferroic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/PMN-PT(LSMO/PMN-PT) Composite films were prepared on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrate via sol-gel spin-coating method.The structure,surface topography,ferroelectric and magnetic properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD),atomic force microscope(AFM),ferroelectric tester and vibrating sample magnetometer(VSM).The results show that all the XRD peaks corresponding to LSMO and PMN-PT compositional phases,and there exists no chemical reaction or phase diffusion between the LSMO and PMN-PT phases after annealing at 750 ℃.AFM investigation shows that the films have a smooth surface with densely packed uniform grains.The composite thin films exhibit evident ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties.%采用溶胶-凝胶法在Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si基片上制备了La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/PMN-PT(LSMO/PMN-PT)复合薄膜,利用X射线衍射(XRD)、原子力显微镜(AFM)、铁电性能综合测试仪、振动样品磁强计(VSM)对样品的结构、表面形貌以及铁电性能、磁性进行了分析.结果表明,LSMO/PMN–PT复合薄膜750℃退火处理后,所有X射线衍射峰均为样品特征峰,无扩散现象,没有新相生成;薄膜表面平整、致密、颗粒分布均匀;复合薄膜表现出了明显的铁电和铁磁性能.

  17. One-step Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide/MnO2 Composites%一步合成还原氧化石墨烯/MnO2复合材料及其电化学性能

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    侯渊; 张邦文; 邢瑞光; 布林朝克

    2015-01-01

    通过水热法,利用氧化石墨烯(GO)和二价锰盐,一步合成了还原氧化石墨烯/MnO2(RGO/M)复合电极材料。采用X射线衍射(XRD)、X射线光电子能谱(XPS)、拉曼光谱(RS)、傅里叶红外光谱(FTIR)和场发射扫描电镜(FESEM)等测试电极材料的物性,通过循环伏安、交流阻抗和恒流充放电等方法研究电极材料的电化学性能。结果表明,在一定水热反应条件下,通过控制GO与二价锰盐配比,可以调节RGO/M的结构及其电化学性能。在1 A/g电流密度下,所得RGO/M复合电极的比电容可达277 F/g,经过500次循环后,保持率达到98%。%Reduced graphene oxide/MnO2 (RGO/M) composites were successfully preparedvia one-step hydrothermal routine, in which graphene oxide serviced as the oxidant and Mn2+ as the reducer. The morphology and microstructure of the nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscope (XPS), Raman spectra (RS), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscope and field emission scanning electron mi-croscope (FESEM). In addition, the electrochemical properties of the composite were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques for supercapacitor applications. The results indicate that the RGO/M composites displayed controllable specific capacitance in acidic electrolytes by adjusting the molar ratio of GO to manganous chloride at a specific hydrothermal reaction condition. In the optimal case, a specific capacitance of 277 F/g can be obtained in 1 mol/L H2SO4 at a scan current density of 1 A/g, with a ca-pacitance retention of98% after 500 cycles.

  18. Magnetoelectric properties of laminated La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–BaTiO{sub 3} ceramic composites

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    Clabel H, J.L., E-mail: lch@df.ufscar.br [Department of Physics, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos-SP (Brazil); Zabotto, F.L. [Department of Physics, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba-MG (Brazil); Nogueira, I.C. [Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos-SP (Brazil); Schio, P. [Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Campinas-SP (Brazil); Garcia, D. [Department of Physics, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos-SP (Brazil); Lima, O.F. de [Institute of Physics “Gleb Wataghin”, UNICAMP, Campinas-SP (Brazil); Leite, E.R. [Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos-SP (Brazil); Moreira, F.M.A.; Cardoso, C.A. [Department of Physics, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos-SP (Brazil)

    2014-09-01

    Multiferroic laminated ceramic composites consisting of piezoelectric (BaTiO{sub 3}, phase B)-magnetostrictive (La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}, phase L) materials were synthesized by the Pechini method. The composites were sintered separately and in the form of L–B–L, in order to compare the properties of the separate phases and the laminated material. X-ray diffraction analysis of the separate phases revealed a tetragonal structure with the P4/mm space group for the B phase, and an orthorhombic structure with the R-3cH space group for the L phase. The dielectric and magnetic properties, as well as the magnetoelectric coupling coefficients (α{sup ME}), were measured as a function of frequency. The dielectric constants at 1 kHz were 1560 for the separate B phase and 2970 for the L–B–L sample. Magnetization measurement of the L–B–L pellet showed that the ferromagnetic transition temperature (T{sub C}) was around 304 K. Transverse (α{sub 31}{sup ME}) and longitudinal (α{sub 33}{sup ME}) magnetoelectric coupling coefficients were measured for the L–B–L sample at room temperature, and the maximum values obtained were 0.55 and 0.52 mV cm{sup −1} Oe{sup −1}, respectively. - Highlights: • Composites laminated (La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}–BaTiO{sub 3}) were synthesized by the Pechini method. • Scanning microscopy confirmed porosity and interdiffusion. • Low magnetoelectric coefficient is caused by porosity and point defects.

  19. Grain size and interfacial interdiffusion influence on the magnetic and dielectric properties of magnetoelectric La0.7Ba0.3MnO3-BaTiO3 composites

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    Clabel H., J. L.; Ferri, F. A.; Zabotto, F. L.; Rivera, V. A. G.; Nogueira, I. C.; Garcia, D.; de Lima, O. F.; Leite, E. R.; Pereira-da-Silva, M. A.; Cardoso, C. A.

    2016-06-01

    We report on specific features of the dielectric and magnetic properties as well as magnetoelectric coupling coefficients (αME) of the La0.7Ba0.3MnO3 (L)-BaTiO3 (B) 2-2 type ceramic composite. The powder of L and B was synthesized by two different methods (solid state reaction and Pechini). Orthorhombic and tetragonal phases were observed for the separated phases L and B of the composite, respectively, for both synthesis methods. The characteristics of grain size and interfacial interdiffusion in the L-B-L composite obtained for different synthesis method were studied, showing that diffusion was a typically physical migration, which can be mainly controlled by the grain size. Anomalies in the observed dielectric behavior are attributed to the internal residual stresses and chemically inhomogeneous regions. The existence of a broad magnetic transition observed in the pure L phase and laminated L-B-L composite was also attributed to its small grain size. A comparison of the maximum transversal (α31ME) and longitudinal (α33ME) ME coupling coefficients, at room temperature, is also shown.

  20. Synthesis and Electrochemical Properties of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Cathode Materials with Cr3+ and F- Composite Doping for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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    Li, Jun; Li, Shaofang; Xu, Shuaijun; Huang, Si; Zhu, Jianxin

    2017-06-01

    A Cr3+ and F- composite-doped LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode material was synthesized by the solid-state method, and the influence of the doping amount on the material's physical and electrochemical properties was investigated. The structure and morphology of the cathode material were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, and HRTEM, and the results revealed that the sample exhibited clear spinel features. No Cr3+ and F- impurity phases were found, and the spinel structure became more stable. The results of the charge/discharge tests, cyclic voltammetry (CV), and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) test results suggested that LiCr0.05Ni0.475Mn1.475O3.95F0.05 in which the Cr3+ and F- doping amounts were both 0.05, had the optimal electrochemical properties, with discharge rates of 0.1, 0.5, 2, 5, and 10 C and specific capacities of 134.18, 128.70, 123.62, 119.63, and 97.68 mAh g-1 , respectively. After 50 cycles at a rate of 2 C, LiCr0.05Ni0.475Mn1.475O3.95F0.05 showed extremely good cycling performance, with a discharge specific capacity of 121.02 mAh g-1 and a capacity retention rate of 97.9%. EIS test revealed that the doping clearly decreased the charge-transfer resistance.

  1. Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT composite for sodium-ion batteries via a micro-emulsion technique%微乳液法合成Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT钠离子电池正极材料∗

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    刘瑶; 张俊喜; 张世明; 周义荣

    2015-01-01

    采用微乳液法合成了 Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT 钠离子电池正极材料。采用 XRD 和 SEM/EDS对材料的结构、表面形貌及成分进行了分析。采用电化学测量方法对组装的钠离子电池进行恒流充放电和电化学阻抗谱的测试。结果表明,Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT复合材料以0.1,0.2,0.5和1.0 C 倍率在电化学窗口1.5~4.2 V 充放电,放电比容量分别达160.6,147.9,137.5和106.8 mAh/g。Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT 电化学性能比 FePO4@MCNT 和纯的 Fe-PO4有明显提高。%Fe0.94 Mn0.06 PO4@MCNT was prepared by micro-emulsion technique.The structure of sample was ana-lyzed by XRD.The analysis of morphology and composition were carried by SEM/EDS,the electrochemical per-formance of assembled sodium ion battery was tested by galvanostatic discharge/charge tests and electrochemi-cal impedance spectra (EIS).The result show that the discharge specific capacity of this cathode material was up to 160.6,147.9,137.5,106.8 mAh/g at 0.1,0.2,0.5,1 C in electrochemical window of 1.5-4.2 V.Compared with FePO4@MCNT and FePO4 ,there was obvious improvement in electrochemical performance.

  2. Ionothermal synthesis and electrochemical analysis of Fe doped LiMnPO{sub 4}/C composites as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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    Li, Xueliang, E-mail: xueliangli2005@163.com; Liu, Shuai; Jin, Hongchang; Meng, Yu; Liu, Yunfu

    2014-11-25

    Highlights: • LiMn{sub 0.95}Fe{sub 0.05}PO{sub 4} particles prepared by ionothermal synthesis method are effective. • The effect of the properties of [EMIM]OTf and [BMIM]OTf in ionothermal synthesis is studied. • The obtained LiMn{sub 0.95}Fe{sub 0.05}PO{sub 4}/C exhibit shuttle shape and favorable electrochemical properties. - Abstract: Shuttle shaped and Fe doped LiMnPO{sub 4} particles are successfully synthesized via an ionothermal routine in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate [EMIM]OTf and 1-buty-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate [BMIM]OTf at 260 °C, respectively. And then, the carbon coated product of cathode materials can be efficiently prepared by a subsequent short calcination process. Scanning electron microscopy and field emission transmission electron microscopy shows that these as-prepared particles with the mean width of about 200 nm and length of 800 nm were coated by uniform carbon layers, which could improve the electronic conductivity of the final product effectively. The D{sub Li} values of samples that prepared in two ionic liquids above were calculated to be 1.36 × 10{sup −13} and 4.61 × 10{sup −14} cm{sup 2} s{sup −1}, respectively. It can be attributed to the LiMn{sub 0.95}Fe{sub 0.05}PO{sub 4}/C particles prepared in [BMIM]OTf present more uniform distribution and smaller size. Thus, it deliver high discharge capacities of 159.2, 146.0, 135.1, 125.3, 115.5 and 84.4 mA h g{sup −1} in the voltage range of 2.5–4.5 V at charge–discharge rate of 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2 and 5 C, respectively.

  3. Effects of metal oxide coatings on the thermal stability and electrical performance of LiCoCO 2 in a Li-ion cell

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    Kweon, Ho-Jin; Park, JeonJoon; Seo, JunWon; Kim, GeunBae; Jung, BokHwan; Lim, Hong S.

    A study is made of the effects of MgO and Al 2O 3 coatings on the electrical properties of LiCoO 2 cathode material on the thermal stability (differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)) of the charged cathode, and on the safety characteristics of 18650 Li-ion cells. Powdery active material is coated with Mg or Al alkoxide solutions followed by heat treatment in air at temperatures between 300 and 800 °C. The presence of the coating is confirmed by an elemental depth-profile analysis of the powder surface using secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Both oxide coatings, especially the Al 2O 3 coating, substantially improve the charge-discharge voltage characteristics, rate capability, capacity and rate-capability retention on cycling and thermal stability of the LiCoO 2 cathode. These beneficial effects are demonstrated in 18650 Li-ion cells.

  4. Thickness effects on corrosion and wear resistance properties of micro-arc discharge oxide coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    HUANG Wei-jiu; LIU Ming; LI Zhao-feng; ZENG Rong-chang

    2006-01-01

    The microarc oxidation coatings with difference thickness were synthesized on AZ91D magnesium alloy. The microstructure and phase structure of the coatings were analyzed using SEM and XRD, the tribological properties and corrosion resistance behaviour of the coatings were also investigated. The results show that the coating contains two layers, a porous outer layer and relatively dense inner layer. The microhardness of the MAO coatings is four to six times higher than that of the magnesium alloy substrate. The MAO coatings have much better wear-resistance and corrosion resistance abilities than those of magnesium alloy substrate, but possess higher friction coefficient. The results further indicate that there is an optimization thickness for corrosion and wear resistance.

  5. Sintering and grain growth kinetics in La0.85Sr0.15MnO3–Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (LSM–CGO) porous composite

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    Ni, De Wei; Andersen, Kjeld Bøhm; Esposito, Vincenzo

    2014-01-01

    The sintering kinetics in La0.85Sr0.15MnO3–Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (LSM–CGO) porous composite was studied by applying a two-stage master sintering curve (MSC) approach and comparing with LSM and CGO single-phase materials. In the two-stage MSC, sintering mechanisms occurring at different stages were...... separated with respect of density, giving a typical apparent activation energy values for each sintering stage of the LSM–CGO system. Compared with the single-phase materials, retardant effect of the different phases on mass diffusion leads to much higher apparent activation energy for densification...

  6. High-temperature electrochemical performance and phase composition of Ti0.7Zr0.5V0.2Mn1.8-xNix hydrogen storage electrode alloys

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    2001-01-01

    The rapid development of electric vehicles demands the development of high performance nickel-metal hydride battery that is able to endure high temperature. The discharge properties of Ti0.7Zr0.5V0.2Mn1.8-xNix(x=0.4, 0.8, 1.1, 1.4, 1.7)hydrogen storage alloys was investigated and its phase composition was analyzed using X-ray diffraction. The results show that the cycling life was improved as the content of nickel increases. When x=0.4, 0.8, 1.1 and 1.4, the main phase is MgZn2 type C14 Laves phase and the second one is cubic TiNi phase. When x=1.7, the Laves phase structure disappears. EDAS analysis shows that the increase of nickel content is effective in suppressing the dissolution of vanadium component in alloys.

  7. Composition

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    2014-01-01

    Memory Pieces are open compositions to be realised solo by an improvising musicians. See more about my composition practise in the entry "Composition - General Introduction". Caution: streaming the sound files will in some cases only provide a few minutes' sample. Please DOWNLOAD them to hear them...

  8. Composition

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    Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl

    2010-01-01

    New Year is an open composition to be realised by improvising musicians. It is included in "From the Danish Seasons" (see under this title). See more about my composition practise in the entry "Composition - General Introduction". This work is licensed under a Creative Commons "by-nc" License. You...

  9. Composition

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    2011-01-01

    Strategies are open compositions to be realised by improvising musicians. See more about my composition practise in the entry "Composition - General Introduction". Caution: streaming the sound files will in some cases only provide a few minutes' sample. Please DOWNLOAD them to hear them in full...

  10. Controlled reduction of LaFe xMn yMo zO3/Al2O3 composites to produce highly dispersed and stable Fe0 catalysts: a Mössbauer investigation

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    Juliana Cristina Tristão

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, controlled reduction of perovskites supported on Al2O3 was used to prepare thermally stable nanodispersed iron catalysts based on Fe0/La2O3/Al2O3. The perovskites composites LaFe0.90Mn0.08Mo0.02O3(25, 33 and 50 wt (% /Al2O3 and LaFe0.90Mn0.1O3(25 wt (% /Al2O3 were prepared and characterized by XRD, BET, TPR, SEM and Mössbauer spectroscopy. XRD for unsupported perovskite showed the formation of a single phase perovskite structure. The Mössbauer spectra of the perovskites were fitted with hyperfine field distribution model for the perovskite. Supported perovskites on Al2O3 showed a decrease of the hyperfine field in respect to unsupported perovskite, due to decrease of particle size and dispersion of the Fe3+ specimens on the support. Also showed broaden lines and relaxation effects due to the small particle size. To produce the Fe0 catalyst, the composite perovskite(25%/Al2O3 was reduced with H2 at 900, 1000 and 1100 °C for 1 hour. XRD data indicated the formation of Fe0 catalyst with particles sizes of ca. 35 nm. The Mössbauer spectrum showed the formation of metallic iron and doublets corresponding to species of octahedric Fe2+ and Fe3+ sites dispersed on Al2O3. These catalysts showed improved stability towards sintering even upon treatment at 1000 and 1100 °C under H2.

  11. The effect of composite organic acid (citric acid & tartaric acid) on microstructure and electrochemical properties of Li1.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13O2 Li-rich layered oxides

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    Zheng, Fenghua; Ou, Xing; Pan, Qichang; Xiong, Xunhui; Yang, Chenghao; Liu, Meilin

    2017-04-01

    The sol-gel method is applied to prepare nano-sized LMNCO lithium-rich layered oxides by adding of composite organic acid (citric acid & tartaric acid). The effect of composite organic acid on the microstructure of Li1.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13O2 (LMNCO) Li-rich cathode material is explored in this work. The results confirm the existence of interactions between the composite organic acid molecules and the precursors, and formation of stronger space steric effect. The stronger space steric effect can effectively prevent the growth of precursor particles in the presintering process at 550 °C for 5 h, which eventually contributed to the fabrication of nano-sized LMNCO. According to EIS analysis, the synthesized LMNCO has low charge transfer resistance of 135.4 Ω. Furthermore, it shows excellent electrochemical performance with a discharge capacity of 263.1 mAh g-1 at 0.1 C and 187.9 mAh g-1 at 5 C.

  12. Preparation of Composite Catalyst MnO2-CuO-CeO2 and Treatment of Wastewater from Chemical Container Cleaning%MnO2-CuO-CeO2复合催化剂的制备及处理化工集装罐清洗废水的应用

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    李桂菊; 田明; 朱丽香; 孟攀攀

    2015-01-01

    Aiming at the high cost of heterogeneous catalysts of noble metals and the short service life of heterogeneous transition metal catalysts which are easy to drain,an efficient heterogeneous transition metal catalyst was studied with MnO2-CuO-CeO2 as the active component. The effects of the molar ration of Cu-Mn,molar percentage of Ce,calcination tempera-ture and calcination time on the performance of the composite catalyst MnO2-CuO-CeO2 were explored. The optimal prepa-ration conditions were determined with orthogonal experiment and the structure and composition of the catalysts were char-acterized with scanning electron microscopy(SEM),X-ray diffraction(XRD)and thermal analysis(TA). The technical pa-rameters such as the dosages of oxidant(H2O2)and catalyst,reaction time and temperature were studied by treating simulated phenol wastewater. Eventually,practial research on the treatment of the cleaning wastewater of containers was carried out under the optimal technological conditions. The results showed that the optimum preparation conditions were achieved when the molar ratio of Cu-Mn was 4∶6,the molar percentage of Ce was 10%,calcination temperature 600,℃ and calcination time 4,h. The optimum treatment efficiency was achieved when the dosage of catalyst was 0.8,g/L,the molar ratio of H2O2 to COD was 3∶1,reaction time 1,h and reaction temperature 170,℃. The COD removal rate of the waste water of ten cate-gories of containers cleaning wastewater was about 95%.%针对非均相贵重金属催化剂成本高,非均相过渡金属催化剂性能良好、成本低,但使用寿命短、易流失的特点,研制高效复合 MnO2-CuO-CeO2非均相过渡金属催化剂.采用正交实验对催化剂制备过程中的 n(Cu)∶n(Mn)、Ce的摩尔分数、焙烧温度、焙烧时间进行探讨,确定最佳制备条件,并对其结构和组成通过扫描电镜分析、X射线衍射分析及热重分析进行表征.用该催化剂催化

  13. Structures of Mn clusters

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    Tina M Briere; Marcel H F Sluiter; Vijay Kumar; Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

    2003-01-01

    The geometries of several Mn clusters in the size range Mn13–Mn23 are studied via the generalized gradient approximation to density functional theory. For the 13- and 19-atom clusters, the icosahedral structures are found to be most stable, while for the 15-atom cluster, the bcc structure is more favoured. The clusters show ferrimagnetic spin configurations.

  14. Mn K-edge XANES spectra of manganites measured by Kbeta emission.

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    García, J; Sánchez, M C; Subías, G; Blasco, J; Proietti, M G

    2001-03-01

    The electronic state of Mn atoms in mixed valence manganites has been studied by means of X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Mn K-edge. Higher resolution than in conventional measurements has been achieved by measuring the Mn Kbeta fluorescence line. We have found a unique resonance at the edge in the XANES spectra of intermediate composition RE1-xCa(x)MnO3 samples. The features of these XANES spectra do not depend on small changes in the local structure around the Mn atom. However, the spectra of the intermediate composition samples can not be reproduced by a linear combination of REMnO3 and CaMnO3 spectra. Accordingly, the electronic state of Mn atoms in these compounds can not be considered as a mixture of Mn3+ and Mn4+ pure states.

  15. Phase stability and magnetic-field-induced martensitic transformation in Mn-rich NiMnSn alloys

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    Q. Tao

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A series of Ni50-xMn41+xSn9 (x = 0–19 alloys from Ni-rich to Mn-rich composition were prepared, and the composition dependence of phase transitions and magnetic properties were investigated. No γ-phase can be observed until x = 17. Martensitic transformation from ferromagnetic austenite to weak-magnetic or ferromagnetic martensite was observed in alloys with Mn content between 52 and 58, and magnetic-field-induced transformation was confirmed. A large magnetization change of 44 Am2/kg across the martensitic transformation is observed in Ni37Mn54Sn9. Our results indicate that Mn-rich Ni-Mn-Sn alloys show promise as metamagnetic shape memory alloys.

  16. Self-organized dots of GaN:Mn grown by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Kuroda, S.; Marcet, S. [CEA-CNRS Group ' ' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' ' , Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble I and CEA/DRFMC/SP2M, 17 avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); Halley, D.; Ferrand, D.; Mariette, H. [CEA-CNRS Group ' ' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' ' , Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble I and CEA/DRFMC/SP2M, 17 avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Cibert, J. [Laboratoire Louis Neel, CNRS, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble (France); Yamamoto, S.; Sakai, T.; Ohshima, T.; Itoh, H. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki, Gumma 370-1292 (Japan)

    2006-07-01

    Self-organized dots of Mn-doped GaN were grown on AlN by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The growth was performed in the nitrogen-rich growth regime with the addition of small amount of Mn flux. The in-situ surface observation using reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and the ex-situ examination using atomic force microscope (AFM) revealed that the dot formation was observed only in the case where the amount of Mn flux was small. The estimate of Mn composition using particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) experiment showed that the Mn composition in the dots layer was much higher than in thick (Ga,Mn)N layers grown with the same amount of Mn flux. The maximum Mn composition for the high-density dot formation was about x=0.01. (copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  17. Electrochemical hydrogen-storage properties of La{sub 0.78}Mg{sub 0.22}Ni{sub 2.67}Mn{sub 0.11}Al{sub 0.11}Co{sub 0.52}-M1Ni{sub 3.5}Co{sub 0.6}Mn{sub 0.4}Al{sub 0.}-5 composites

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    Huang, Hongxia, E-mail: hhxhunan@126.com [Key Lab of New Processing Technology for Nonferrous Metals and Materials Ministry of Education, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin (China); Li, Guohui [Guangxi Scientific Experiment Center of Mining, Metallurgy and Environment, College of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin (China); Zhuang, Shuxin [School of Material Science and engineering, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen (China)

    2013-07-15

    For improving the electrochemical properties of nonstoichiometric AB{sub 3} -type La{sub 0.7}8Mg{sub 0.22}Ni{sub 2.67}Mn{sub 0.11}Al{sub 0.11}Co{sub 0.52} alloy as negative electrode of Ni-MH battery, its related composites La{sub 0.78}Mg{sub 0.22}Ni{sub 2.67}Mn{sub 0.11}Al{sub 0.11}Co{sub 0.52}-x wt.% M1Ni{sub 3.5}Co{sub 0.6}Mn{sub 0.4}Al{sub 0.5} (x = 0, 10, 20, 30) were prepared. Analysis by X-ray diffractometry (XRD) revealed that the composites consist mainly of LaNi{sub 5} and La{sub 2}Ni{sub 7} phases. Despite the small decrease in the maximum discharge capacity, the cycle performance was significantly enhanced. Linear polarization (LP), anodic polarization (AP) and potential step discharge experiments revealed that the electrochemical kinetics increases first and then decreases with increasing x. (author)

  18. Composite Coating Prepared by Plasma Alloying AlCoCrCuFex MnNiCx High-entropy Alloy on the Surface of HT250 Cast Iron%HT250铸铁表面等离子合金化AlCoCrCuFex MnNiCx高熵合金复合涂层

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    卢金斌; 彭竹琴; 马明星; 李俊魁; 齐振东; 贺亚勋

    2015-01-01

    Objective To improve the abrasion resistance of the surface on cast iron by plasma alloying high entropy alloy coat-ing process. Methods High entropy alloy coating was prepared on the surface of HT250 cast iron by plasma alloying Al, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn and Ni powders in equal molar ratio. The microstructure of the coating was studied by SEM, EDS, XRD, and its micro-hardness distribution was tested by the microhardness tester. Results Due to melting of a small amount of iron, the atoms such as Fe and C dissolved into the coating to get AlCoCrCuFexMnNiCx, the thickness of which was about 0. 2 mm. The mixing entropy of both the composition and the microstructure of the coating distributed in a high-medium-low gradient. The microstructure of the coating was mainly composed of high-entropy alloy dendrite and interdendrite cementite andσphase etc, and the coating contained mainly FCC, BCC, Fe3 C and σ phase. The microhardness of the coating was about 350 ~600HV0. 2, which was significantly higher than that of the matrix (200 ~230HV0. 2). Conclusion The composite coating including high entropy alloy and carbide could be formed on the surface of cast iron by plasma alloying, which improved the microhardness of the cast iron, and thus helped to improve the abrasion resistance of the surface on cast iron.%目的:通过等离子合金化高熵合金涂层,提高铸铁表面耐磨性。方法采用等离子合金化法,以等摩尔比的Al,Co,Cr,Cu,Mn,Ni单质金属粉在HT250铸铁表面制备高熵合金复合涂层。通过SEM, EDS,XRD等分析涂层的组织,测试涂层的显微硬度分布。结果由于铸铁基体少量熔化,基体中的Fe和C元素进入涂层,形成了厚度约为0.2 mm的AlCoCrCuFexMnNiCx 高熵合金涂层。从涂层表面到基材,体系的混合熵呈高熵-中熵-低熵的梯度变化。涂层主要由高熵合金的枝晶和枝晶间渗碳体、σ相等组织构成,主要有FCC,BCC,Fe3 C及σ相。涂层的显微硬度大约为350~600HV0.2,

  19. Preparation of Mn 2O 3 and Mn 3O 4 nanofibers via an electrospinning technique

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    Shao, Changlu; Guan, Hongyu; Liu, Yichun; Li, Xiliang; Yang, Xinghua

    2004-07-01

    Thin PVA/manganese acetate composite fibers were prepared by using sol-gel processing and electrospinning technique. After calcinations of the above precursor fibers, Mn 2O 3 and Mn 3O 4 nanofibers with a diameter of 50-200 nm could be successfully obtained. The fibers were characterized by TG-DTA, Scanning electron microscopy, FT-IR, WAXD, respectively. The results showed that the crystalline phase and morphology of nanofibers were largely influenced by the calcination temperature.

  20. High Curie temperature and enhanced magnetoelectric properties of the laminated Li0.058(Na0.535K0.48)0.942NbO3/Co0.6 Zn0.4Fe1.7Mn0.3O4 composites

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    Yang, Haibo; Zhang, Jintao; Lin, Ying; Wang, Tong

    2017-03-01

    Laminated magnetoelectric composites of Li0.058(Na0.535K0.48)0.942NbO3 (LKNN)/Co0.6Zn0.4Fe1.7Mn0.3O4 (CZFM) prepared by the conventional solid-state sintering method were investigated for their dielectric, magnetic, and magnetoelectric properties. The microstructure of the laminated composites indicates that the LKNN phase and CZFM phase can coexist in the composites. Compared with the particulate magnetoelectric composites, the laminated composites have better piezoelectric and magnetoelectric properties due to their higher resistances and lower leakage currents. The magnetoelectric behaviors lie on the relative mass ratio of LKNN phase and CZFM phase. The laminated composites possess a high Curie temperature (TC) of 463 °C, and the largest ME coefficient of 285 mV/cm Oe, which is the highest value for the lead-free bulk ceramic magnetoelectric composites so far.

  1. Effects of Surface Coating Preparation and Sliding Modes on Titanium Oxide Coated Titanium Alloy for Aerospace Applications

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    Bo Yuan Peng

    2014-01-01

    electrolytic oxidation (PEO. During the PEO procedure, a composition of silicate and phosphate was used as the electrolyte. In order to evaluate the coating, pin-on-disk (POD tribology tests and cyclic inclined sliding tests were used under dry room conditions. Furthermore, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS were utilized to examine the morphology and composition of the coating surfaces. The results of the POD tests revealed that the PEO coating could have a low coefficient of friction and suggested that high silicon concentrations in the PEO coatings take away oxygen from stoichiometric Ti oxides to create lubricating oxides. In addition, cyclic inclined sliding tests showed that smaller pores on the surface of the coating could permit a higher coating cohesive strength and allow the coated Ti alloy surface to perform better under high inclined sliding forces.

  2. Extremely fine structured cathode for solid oxide fuel cells using Sr-doped LaMnO3 and Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 nano-composite powder synthesized by spray pyrolysis

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    Shimada, Hiroyuki; Yamaguchi, Toshiaki; Sumi, Hirofumi; Nomura, Katsuhiro; Yamaguchi, Yuki; Fujishiro, Yoshinobu

    2017-02-01

    A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for high power density operation was developed with a microstructure-controlled cathode using a nano-composite powder of Sr-doped LaMnO3 (LSM) and Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ) synthesized by spray pyrolysis. The individual LSM-YSZ nano-composite particles, formed by crystalline and amorphous nano-size LSM and YSZ particles, showed spherical morphology with uniform particle size. The use of this powder for cathode material led to an extremely fine microstructure, in which all the LSM and YSZ grains (approximately 100-200 nm) were highly dispersed and formed their own network structures. This microstructure was due to the two phase electrode structure control using the powder, namely, nano-order level in each particle and micro-order level between particles. An anode-supported SOFC with the LSM-YSZ cathode using humidified H2 as fuel and ambient air as oxidant exhibited high power densities, such as 1.29 W cm-2 under a voltage of 0.75 V and a maximum power density of 2.65 W cm-2 at 800 °C. Also, the SOFC could be stably operated for 250 h with no degradation, even at a high temperature of 800 °C.

  3. Composite coating of Li2O-2B2O3 and carbon as multi-conductive electron/Li-ion channel on the surface of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode

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    Lee, Kanghyeon; Yang, Gene Jaehyoung; Kim, Hackyeon; Kim, Taejoong; Lee, Sun Sook; Choi, Si-Young; Choi, Sungho; Kim, Yongseon

    2017-10-01

    The coating effects of electronically and ionically conductive materials on the surface of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (LNMO) cathodes for Li-ion batteries are examined. In order for the coating layers to promote facile electrochemical reactions, in addition to their protective functions of blocking side reactions between the LNMO surface and the electrolyte, carbon and Li2O-2B2O3 (LBO), which conduct electrons and Li ions, respectively, are chosen as coating materials. The properties of the LBO-carbon composite coating are examined in comparison with those of carbon- or LBO-only coatings. Electrochemical metrics, such as discharge capacity, rate performance, and cyclability, are improved with the addition of the thin-film coatings. The LBO-carbon coating shows the best overall properties, particularly greatly improved capacity retention under elevated-temperature (60 °C) cycling. The multi-conductive feature of LBO-carbon for both electrons and Li ions provides stable electrochemical kinetics under conditions of severe side reactions at elevated temperatures. The proposed simple one-step aqueous process for forming and applying the composite electrode coating may be extended to other materials and the mass production thereof.

  4. Modification of optical and electrical properties of zinc oxide-coated porous silicon nanostructures induced by swift heavy ion.

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    Kumar, Yogesh; Herrera-Zaldivar, Manuel; Olive-Méndez, Sion Federico; Singh, Fouran; Mathew, Xavier; Agarwal, Vivechana

    2012-07-02

    Morphological and optical characteristics of radio frequency-sputtered zinc aluminum oxide over porous silicon (PS) substrates were studied before and after irradiating composite films with 130 MeV of nickel ions at different fluences varying from 1 × 1012 to 3 × 1013 ions/cm2. The effect of irradiation on the composite structure was investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. Current-voltage characteristics of ZnO-PS heterojunctions were also measured. As compared to the granular crystallites of zinc oxide layer, Al-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) layer showed a flaky structure. The PL spectrum of the pristine composite structure consists of the emission from the ZnO layer as well as the near-infrared emission from the PS substrate. Due to an increase in the number of deep-level defects, possibly oxygen vacancies after swift ion irradiation, PS-Al-doped ZnO nanocomposites formed with high-porosity PS are shown to demonstrate a broadening in the PL emission band, leading to the white light emission. The broadening effect is found to increase with an increase in the ion fluence and porosity. XRD study revealed the relative resistance of the film against the irradiation, i.e., the irradiation of the structure failed to completely amorphize the structure, suggesting its possible application in optoelectronics and sensing applications under harsh radiation conditions.

  5. He, Ne and Ar isotopic composition of Fe-Mn crusts from the western and central Pacific Ocean and implications for their genesis

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    BU WenRui; SHI XueFa; ZHANG MingJie; LIU JiHua; G.P. GLASBY

    2007-01-01

    The noble gas nuclide abundances and isotopic ratios of the upmost layer of Fe-Mn crusts from the western and central Pacific Ocean have been determined. The results indicate that the He and Ar nuclide abundances and isotopic ratios can be classified into two types: low 3He/4He type and high 3He/4He type. The low 3He/4He type is characterized by high 4He abundances of 191×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1 on average, with variable 4He, 20Ne and 40Ar abundances in the range (42.8-421)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1, (5.40-141)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1, and (773- 10976)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1, respectively. The high 3He/4He samples are characterized by low 4He abundances of 11.7×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1 on average, with 4He, 20Ne and 40Ar abundances in the range of (7.57-17.4)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1, (10.4-25.5)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1 and (5354-9050)×10-9 cm3.STP.g-1, respectively. The low 3He/4He samples have 3He/4He ratios (with R/RA ratios of 2.04-2.92) which are lower than those of MORB (R/RA=8±1) and 40Ar/36Ar ratios (447-543) which are higher than those of air (295.5). The high 3He/4He samples have 3He/4He ratios (with R/RA ratios of 10.4-12.0) slightly higher than those of MORB (R/RA=8±1) and 40Ar/36Ar ratios (293-299) very similar to those of air (295.5). The Ne isotopic ratios (20Ne/22Ne and 21Ne/22Ne ratios of 10.3-10.9 and 0.02774-0.03039, respectively) and the 38Ar/36Ar ratios (0.1886-0.1963) have narrow ranges which are very similar to those of air (the 20Ne/22Ne, 21Ne/22Ne, 38Ar/36Ar ratios of 9.80, 0.029 and 0.187, respectively),and cannot be differentiated into different groups. The noble gas nuclide abundances and isotopic ratios, together with their regional variability, suggest that the noble gases in the Fe-Mn crusts originate primarily from the lower mantle. The low 3He/4He type and high 3He/4He type samples have noble gas characteristics similar to those of HIMU (High U/Pb Mantle)- and EM (Enriched Mantle)-type mantle material, respectively. The low 3He/4He type samples with HIMU-type noble gas

  6. Composition

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    2014-01-01

    Cue Rondo is an open composition to be realised by improvising musicians. See more about my composition practise in the entry "Composition - General Introduction". Caution: streaming the sound/video files will in some cases only provide a few minutes' sample, or the visuals will not appear at all....... Please DOWNLOAD them to see/hear them in full length! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons "by-nc" License. You may for non-commercial purposes use and distribute it, performance instructions as well as specially designated recordings, as long as the author is mentioned. Please see http...

  7. Observation of magnetoelectric coupling in (1 − x) BaTiO{sub 3}/(x) La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} composites

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    Sharma, Neha [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 136119 (India); Gaur, Anurag, E-mail: anuragdph@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 136119 (India); Gaur, Umesh Kr [Centre of Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667 (India); Kotnala, R.K. [National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India)

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • The composites of ferroelectric BaTiO{sub 3} with ferromagnetic LSMO, (1 − x) BTO/(x) LSMO were synthesized. • M–H loops show that the saturation magnetization enhances as we increase LSMO content. • RT multiferroicity is observed in (1 − x) BTO/(x) LSMO composite for x = 0.05, which is interesting and novel result. - Abstract: In the present work, we have synthesized BaTiO{sub 3} (BTO) and La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO) composites, (1 − x) BTO/(x) LSMO with x = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns show the peaks corresponding to both BTO and LSMO phase, which indicates the successful formation of composites. Polarization versus electric field (P–E) loops of sample with x = 0.05 shows feeble ferroelectric behaviour which tends towards lossy capacitor behaviour for x = 0.10. Further, no ferroelectric loop is observed for composites x = 0.15 and 0.20. It is observed that the value of dielectric constant and dielectric loss is maximum for x = 0.05 which decreases with the increment of LSMO content above x = 0.05. Furthermore, room temperature magnetization versus magnetic field (M–H) loops shows the saturation magnetization enhances from 0.063 to 0.218 emu/g for the sample x = 0.05–0.20, respectively. Magnetoelectric study reveals that the value of quadratic magnetoelectric coefficient β decreases from 1.64 × 10{sup −4} to 3.75 × 10{sup −5} mv/cm Oe{sup 2} for the composites x = 0.05 to x = 0.10, which indicates that maximum magnetoelectric coupling is present in the sample x = 0.05. Further, no magnetoelectric coupling is observed for the sample x = 0.15 and 0.20.

  8. A study of Fe2+xMn1-xAl alloys: Structural and magnetic properties

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    Paduani, C.; Migliavacca, A.; Pöttker, W. E.; Schaf, J.; Krause, J. C.; Ardisson, J. D.; Samudio Pérez, C. A.; Takeuchi, A. Y.; Yoshida, M. I.

    2007-08-01

    The Fe2+xMn1-xAl alloys were studied experimentally to assess the effect of variations of composition around stoichiometric on the structural and magnetic properties of this system. The results indicate that the ordered L21(X2YZ) structure of full Heusler alloys can be stabilized with small deviations of composition from the stoichiometric 2:1:1. The saturation magnetization is strongly composition dependent and decreases with the increase of the Mn concentration, in spite of the fact that the Mn atoms carry the largest moment in the ordered phase. The highest Curie temperature was observed for the Fe-richer alloy. Magnetic measurements suggest that atomic disorder and competition of the antiferromagnetic Fe-Mn and Mn-Mn interactions with the ferromagnetic Fe-Fe, Mn-Mn and Fe-Mn interactions lead to a frustrated couplings ending in a reentrant spin-glass behavior at low temperature.

  9. Mn-Mg OLIVINES OF LANGBAN-TYPE AND THEIR

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    mine, have a nearly ideal "picrotephroite" composition which is halfway between ... The iron and manganese ores, which are in proximity with each other but well .... From the chemical analysis of the studied Mn-Mg olivines, the numbers of.

  10. Electrodeposited Porous Mn1.5Co1.5O4/Ni Composite Electrodes for High-Voltage Asymmetric Supercapacitors

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    Guan-Ting Pan

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous Mn1.5Co1.5O4 (MCO spinel films were prepared directly on a conductive nickel (Ni foam substrate via electrodeposition and an annealing treatment as supercapacitor electrodes. The electrodeposition time markedly influenced the surface morphological, textural, and supercapacitive properties of MCO/Ni electrodes. The (MCO/Ni-15 min electrode (electrodeposition time: 15 min exhibited the highest capacitance among three electrodes (electrodeposition times of 7.5, 15, and 30 min, respectively. Further, an asymmetric supercapacitor that utilizes (MCO/Ni-15 min as a positive electrode, a plasma-treated activated carbon (PAC/Ni electrode as a negative electrode, and carboxymethyl cellulose-lithium nitrate (LiNO3 gel electrolyte (denoted as (PAC/Ni//(MCO/Ni-15 min was fabricated. In a stable operation window of 2.0 V, the device exhibited an energy density of 27.6 Wh·kg−1 and a power density of 1.01 kW·kg−1 at 1 A·g−1. After 5000 cycles, the specific energy density retention and power density retention were 96% and 92%, respectively, demonstrating exceptional cycling stability. The good supercapacitive performance and excellent stability of the (PAC/Ni//(MCO/Ni-15 min device can be ascribed to the hierarchical structure and high surface area of the (MCO/Ni-15 min electrode, which facilitate lithium ion intercalation and deintercalation at the electrode/electrolyte interface and mitigate volume change during long-term charge/discharge cycling.

  11. The capture and destruction of Escherichia coli from simulated urban runoff using conventional bioretention media and iron oxide-coated sand.

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    Zhang, Lan; Seagren, Eric A; Davis, Allen P; Karns, Jeffrey S

    2010-08-01

    The performance, sustainability, and mechanisms of bacterial removal from stormwater runoff by bioretention systems are poorly understood. The potential for removal of microorganisms in bioretention systems was evaluated using column studies and simulated urban stormwater runoff. Conventional bioretention media (CBM) removed 82% of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain B6914 cells; iron-oxide coated sand (IOCS) significantly enhanced capture, with 99% efficiency. This improvement possibly was because of the greater positive surface charge and roughness, of the IOCS. Trapped strain B6914 cells decayed more rapidly in CBM, however, with more than 99.98% die-off within one week compared with the IOCS in which approximately 48% of trapped cells survived. Predation and competition from native microorganisms in CBM were verified to play a dominant role in rapid destruction of trapped strain B6914. In particular, protozoan grazing appeared to play an important role, with the die-off of trapped B6914 increasing with increasing concentrations of protozoa.

  12. EMISSION REDUCTION FROM A DIESEL ENGINE FUELED BY CERIUM OXIDE NANO-ADDITIVES USING SCR WITH DIFFERENT METAL OXIDES COATED CATALYTIC CONVERTER

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    B. JOTHI THIRUMAL

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    Full Text Available This paper reports the results of experimental investigations on the influence of the addition of cerium oxide in nanoparticle form on the major physiochemical properties and the performance of diesel. The fuel is modified by dispersing the catalytic nanoparticle by ultrasonic agitation. The physiochemical properties of sole diesel fuel and modified fuel are tested with ASTM standard procedures. The effects of the additive nanoparticles on the individual fuel properties, the engine performance, and emissions are studied, and the dosing level of the additive is optimized. Cerium oxide acts as an oxygen-donating catalyst and provides oxygen for the oxidation of CO during combustion. The active energy of cerium oxide acts to burn off carbon deposits within the engine cylinder at the wall temperature and prevents the deposition of non-polar compounds on the cylinder wall which results in reduction in HC emission by 56.5%. Furthermore, a low-cost metal oxide coated SCR (selective catalyst reduction, using urea as a reducing agent, along with different types of CC (catalytic converter, has been implemented in the exhaust pipe to reduce NOx. It was observed that a reduction in NOx emission is 50–60%. The tests revealed that cerium oxide nanoparticles can be used as an additive in diesel to improve complete combustion of the fuel and reduce the exhaust emissions significantly.

  13. Superparamagnetic iron oxide coated on the surface of cellulose nanospheres for the rapid removal of textile dye under mild condition

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    Qin, Yunfeng [State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, and College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Qin, Zongyi, E-mail: phqin@dhu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, and College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Liu, Yannan; Cheng, Miao; Qian, Pengfei [State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, and College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Wang, Qian, E-mail: drwangqian23@163.com [Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai First People' s Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 100 Haining Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 (China); Zhu, Meifang [State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, and College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China)

    2015-12-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Anchoring superparamagnetic iron oxide on the surface of cellulose nanospheres as magnetically recyclable nanocatalys. • Achieving highly efficient Fenton-like reaction on the surface of composite nanospheres for rapid removal of textile dye. • Reaching nearly 98.0% degradation of Navy blue within 5 min under mild condition. - Abstract: Magnetic composite nanoparticles (MNPs) were prepared by anchoring iron oxide (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) on the surface of carboxyl cellulose nanospheres through a facile chemical co-precipitation method. The as-prepared MNPs were characterized by atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, wide-angle X-ray diffraction measurement, thermal gravity analysis and vibrating sample magnetometry. These MNPs were of a generally spherical shape with a narrow size distribution, and exhibited superparamagnetic behaviors with high saturation magnetization. High efficient removal of Navy blue in aqueous solution was demonstrated at room temperature in a Fenton-like system containing the MNPs and H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, which benefited from small particle size, large surface area, high chemical activity, and good dispersibility of the MNPs. The removal efficiency of Navy blue induced by the MNPs prepared at a weight ratio of cellulose to iron of 1:2 were 90.6% at the first minute of the degradation reaction, and 98.0% for 5 min. Furthermore, these MNPs could be efficiently recycled and reused by using an external magnetic field. The approach presented in this paper promotes the use of renewable natural resources as templates for the preparation and stabilization of various inorganic nanomaterials for the purpose of catalysis, magnetic resonance imaging, biomedical and other potential applications.

  14. Preparation and Characterization of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coating on 5005 Aluminum Alloy with Red Mud as an Electrolyte Additive

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    Liu, Shifeng; Zeng, Jianmin; Wang, Youbin

    2017-10-01

    A coating with red mud as an electrolyte additive was applied to 5005 aluminum alloy using plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO). The phase composition of the coating was investigated using X-ray diffraction. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) was used to determine the microstructure and composition profiles of the coating. The coating/substrate adhesion was determined by scratch testing. The corrosion behaviors of the substrate and coating were evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization (PDP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results indicated that the PEO coating with red mud consisted mainly of α-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3, with small amounts of Fe2O3, CaCO3, and CaTiO3. The surface of the coating was the color of the red mud. The coating had a uniform thickness of about 80 μm and consisted of two main layers: a 6- μm porous outer layer and a 74- μm dense inner layer, which showed typical metallurgical adhesion (coating/substrate adhesion strength of 59 N). The coating hardness was about 1142 HV, much higher than that of the substrate (60 HV). The corrosion potential E corr and corrosion current density i corr of the coating were estimated to be -0.743 V and 3.85 × 10-6 A cm-2 from the PDP curve in 3.5 wt pct NaCl solution, and the maximum impedance and phase angle of the coating were 11 000 Ω and -67 deg, respectively, based on EIS. PEO coating with red mud improved the surface properties and corrosion resistance of 5005 aluminum alloy. This study also shows a potential method for reusing red mud.

  15. C-Mn segregation and its effect on phase transformation and deformation in Fe-Mn-C alloys

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    朱瑞富; 吕宇鹏; 魏涛

    1997-01-01

    C-Mn segregation and its effect on phase transformation and plastic deformation in Fe-Mn-C alloys were studied through the calculation of valence electron structure, the microregion composition detection and TEM in-situ dynamic tensile deformation test The experimental results show that in Fe-8Mn-1.2C alloyed austenite, nA of units with C Mn involved is 3 98 times that of units without C involved and 1.4 times that of units with C involved; aCD of units with C-Mn involved is 2 21 times that of units with C involved. In Fe-Mn-C alloyed austenites, there exists microsegrcgation of C-Mn, forming the randomly distributed Fe-Mn-C atomic cluster segregation zone linked with the -C-Mn-C-Mn- strong bond network, which will effectively slow down the motion of atoms and retard the initiation of the slip system and the movement of dislocation, and thus will severely influence the phase transformation and deformation of the alloy

  16. Effects of cathodic voltages on structure and wear resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on aluminium alloy

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    Li, Qingbiao [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Liang, Jun, E-mail: jliang@licp.cas.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liu, Baixing; Peng, Zhenjun [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Wang, Qing [School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China)

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • The PEO coating growth rate increased with the cathodic voltage increasing. • Higher cathodic voltage resulted in more compact coating structure. • The compact structure led to low surface roughness and high wear resistance. - Abstract: Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were prepared on aluminium alloy using pulsed bipolar power supply at constant anodic voltage and different cathodic voltages. The samples were prepared to attain the same coating thickness by adjusting the processing time. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tribometer were employed to investigate the microstructure, element content, phase composition and wear resistance of the coatings respectively. It was found that the coating growth rate enhanced obviously and the coatings exhibited a more compact structure with thicker inner layer and lower surface roughness when the cathodic voltage increased. The coatings were mainly composed of crystalline γ-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and amorphous silicate oxides and their relative content changed with the cathodic voltage. The wear resistance of the coatings improved significantly with the increase of cathodic voltage.

  17. Effects of Anodic Voltages on Microstructure and Properties of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings on Biomedical NiTi Alloy

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    Jilin Xu; Fu Liu; Junming Luo; Liancheng Zhao

    2013-01-01

    Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings,formed under various anodic voltages (320-440 V) on biomedical NiTi alloy,are mainly composed of γ-Al2O3 crystal phase.The evolution of discharging sparks during the PEO process under different anodic voltages was observed.The surface and cross-sectional morphologies,composition,bonding strength,wear resistance and corrosion resistance of the coatings were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM),thin-film X-ray diffraction (TF-XRD),energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS),surface roughness,direct pull-off test,ball-on-disk friction and wear test and potentiodynamic polarization test,respectively.The results showed that the evolution of discharging sparks during the PEO process directly influenced the microstructure of the PEO coatings and further influences the properties.When the anodic voltage increased from 320 V to 400 V,the corrosion resistance and wear resistance of the coatings slowly increased,and all the bonding strength was higher than 60 MPa; further increasing the anodic voltages,especially up to 440 V,although the thickness and γ-Al2O3 crystallinity of the coatings further increased,the microstructure and properties of the coatings were obviously deteriorated.

  18. Growth, microstructure and mechanical properties of microarc oxidation coatings on titanium alloy in phosphate-containing solution

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    Wang Yaming; Lei Tingquan; Jiang Bailing; Guo Lixin

    2004-06-30

    Ceramic coatings were fabricated by microarc oxidation in galvanostatic regime on Ti6Al4V alloy in (NaPO{sub 3}){sub 6}-NaF-NaAlO{sub 2} solution. The growth, microstructure and phase composition of coatings were investigated using scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. With increasing treatment duration, coating growth varies from rapidness to tardiness accompanied by gradually roughening in appearance. Meanwhile, phase transformation of anatase to rutile occurs. The crystalline AlPO{sub 4} is involved in the coatings via high-temperature thermolysis of hydrated aluminium polyphosphates in the nearby discharging channels. The stepped current regime enables coating structure to be controllable. The mechanical properties distribution across the coating thickness and the adhesion strength were determined by nanoindentation and shear test, respectively. A similar evolution profile of hardness and elastic modulus across the coating thickness is found: remaining high values (5.5 and 69.1 GPa) in the compact region before finally declining to low values (5.1 and 65.6 GPa) in the looser region. The adhesion strength of substrate/coating interface is about 40 MPa.

  19. Corynebacterium glutamicum MTCC 2745 immobilized on granular activated carbon/MnFe2O4 composite: A novel biosorbent for removal of As(III) and As(V) ions

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    Podder, M. S.; Majumder, C. B.

    2016-11-01

    The optimization of biosorption/bioaccumulation process of both As(III) and As(V) has been investigated by using the biosorbent; biofilm of Corynebacterium glutamicum MTCC 2745 supported on granular activated carbon/MnFe2O4 composite (MGAC). The presence of functional groups on the cell wall surface of the biomass that may interact with the metal ions was proved by FT-IR. To determine the most appropriate correlation for the equilibrium curves employing the procedure of the non-linear regression for curve fitting analysis, isotherm studies were performed for As(III) and As(V) using 30 isotherm models. The pattern of biosorption/bioaccumulation fitted well with Vieth-Sladek isotherm model for As(III) and Brouers-Sotolongo and Fritz-Schlunder-V isotherm models for As(V). The maximum biosorption/bioaccumulation capacity estimated using Langmuir model were 2584.668 mg/g for As(III) and 2651.675 mg/g for As(V) at 30 °C temperature and 220 min contact time. The results showed that As(III) and As(V) removal was strongly pH-dependent with an optimum pH value of 7.0. D-R isotherm studies specified that ion exchange might play a prominent role.

  20. Corynebacterium glutamicum MTCC 2745 immobilized on granular activated carbon/MnFe2O4 composite: A novel biosorbent for removal of As(III) and As(V) ions.

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    Podder, M S; Majumder, C B

    2016-11-05

    The optimization of biosorption/bioaccumulation process of both As(III) and As(V) has been investigated by using the biosorbent; biofilm of Corynebacterium glutamicum MTCC 2745 supported on granular activated carbon/MnFe2O4 composite (MGAC). The presence of functional groups on the cell wall surface of the biomass that may interact with the metal ions was proved by FT-IR. To determine the most appropriate correlation for the equilibrium curves employing the procedure of the non-linear regression for curve fitting analysis, isotherm studies were performed for As(III) and As(V) using 30 isotherm models. The pattern of biosorption/bioaccumulation fitted well with Vieth-Sladek isotherm model for As(III) and Brouers-Sotolongo and Fritz-Schlunder-V isotherm models for As(V). The maximum biosorption/bioaccumulation capacity estimated using Langmuir model were 2584.668mg/g for As(III) and 2651.675mg/g for As(V) at 30°C temperature and 220min contact time. The results showed that As(III) and As(V) removal was strongly pH-dependent with an optimum pH value of 7.0. D-R isotherm studies specified that ion exchange might play a prominent role.

  1. Influence of Zn on magnetocaloric effect in (0.95)La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/Ni{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} ceramic composites

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    Anwar, M.S., E-mail: shafiqueamu@gmail.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Khan, Azmat Ali [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Park, K.Y.; Lee, Seung Rok [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Ahmed, Faheem [College of Science and General Studies, Alfaisal University, Riyadh 11533 (Saudi Arabia); Koo, Bon Heun, E-mail: bhkoo@changwon.ac.kr [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Synthesis of magnetic ceramic composites. • Magnetization of dual phase ceramics. • Magnetic entropy change in (0.95)La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/(0.05)Ni{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} solid solution. - Abstract: We report the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of (0.95)La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/(0.05)Ni{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5) ceramic composites. The composite samples with nominal compositions were prepared using the conventional solid-state reaction method. The phase purity and structure were confirmed by using X-ray diffraction. Temperature dependent magnetization measurements and Arrott analysis reveal second order of magnetic phase transition in the composite samples. A maximum in magnetic entropy change of ∼0.75 J/kg K at 1 T has been observed in (0.95)La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/(0.05)NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sample. The values of magnetic entropy change of these composites make them attractive for potential applications. These composite samples may consider as potential material for magnetic refrigeration near room temperature.

  2. Evolution Of Lattice Structure And Chemical Composition Of The Surface Reconstruction Layer In Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 Cathode Material For Lithium Ion Batteries

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    Yan, Pengfei; Nie, Anmin; Zheng, Jianming; Zhou, Yungang; Lu, Dongping; Zhang, Xiaofeng; Xu, Rui; Belharouak, Ilias; Zu, Xiaotao; Xiao, Jie; Amine, Khalil; Liu, Jun; Gao, Fei; Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza; Zhang, Jiguang; Wang, Chong M.

    2015-01-14

    Voltage and capacity fading of layer structured lithium and manganese rich (LMR) transition metal oxide is directly related to the structural and composition evolution of the material during the cycling of the battery. However, understanding such evolution at atomic level remains elusive. Based on atomic level structural imaging, elemental mapping of the pristine and cycled samples and density functional theory calculations, it is found that accompanying the hoping of Li ions is the simultaneous migration of Ni ions towards the surface from the bulk lattice, leading to the gradual depletion of Ni in the bulk lattice and thickening of a Ni enriched surface reconstruction layer (SRL). Furthermore, Ni and Mn also exhibit concentration partitions within the thin layer of SRL in the cycled samples where Ni is almost depleted at the very surface of the SRL, indicating the preferential dissolution of Ni ions in the electrolyte. Accompanying the elemental composition evolution, significant structural evolution is also observed and identified as a sequential phase transition of C2/m →I41→Spinel. For the first time, it is found that the surface facet terminated with pure cation is more stable than that with a mixture of cation and anion. These findings firmly established how the elemental species in the lattice of LMR cathode transfer from the bulk lattice to surface layer and further into the electrolyte, clarifying the long standing confusion and debate on the structure and chemistry of the surface layer and their correlation with the voltage fading and capacity decaying of LMR cathode. Therefore, this work provides critical insights for designing of cathode materials with both high capacity and voltage stability during cycling.

  3. A Study of Different Doped Metal Cations on the Physicochemical Properties and Catalytic Activities of Ce20 M1 Ox (M=Zr, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Sn) Composite Oxides for Nitric Oxide Reduction by Carbon Monoxide.

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    Deng, Changshun; Li, Min; Qian, Junning; Hu, Qun; Huang, Meina; Lin, Qingjin; Ruan, Yongshun; Dong, Lihui; Li, Bin; Fan, Minguang

    2016-08-05

    This work is mainly focused on investigating the effects of different doped metal cations on the formation of Ce20 M1 Ox (M=Zr, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Sn) composite oxides and their physicochemical and catalytic properties for NO reduction by CO as a model reaction. The obtained samples were characterized by using N2 physisorption, X-ray diffraction, laser Raman spectroscopy, UV/Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, temperature-programmed reduction by hydrogen and by oxygen (H2 -TPR and O2 -TPD), in situ diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy, and the NO+CO model reaction. The results imply that the introduction of M(x+) into the lattice of CeO2 increases the specific surface area and pore volume, especially for variable valence metal cations, and enhances the catalytic performance to a great extent. In this regard, increases in the oxygen vacancies, reduction properties, and chemisorbed O2 (-) (and/or O(-) ) species of these Ce20 M1 Ox composite oxides (M refers to variable valence metals) play significant roles in this reaction. Among the samples, Ce20 Cr1 Ox exhibited the best catalytic performance, mainly because it has the best reducibility and more chemisorbed oxygen, and significant reasons for these attributes may be closely related to favorable synergistic interactions of the vacancies and near-surface Ce(3+) and Cr(3+) . Finally, a possible reaction mechanism was tentatively proposed to understand the reactions.

  4. Reduced Graphene Oxide Coating with Anticorrosion and Electrochemical Property-Enhancing Effects Applied in Hydrogen Storage System.

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    Du, Yi; Li, Na; Zhang, Tong-Ling; Feng, Qing-Ping; Du, Qian; Wu, Xing-Hua; Huang, Gui-Wen

    2017-08-30

    Low-capacity retention is the most prominent problem of the magnesium nickel alloy (Mg2Ni), which prevents it from being commercially applied. Here, we propose a practical method for enhancing the cycle stability of the Mg2Ni alloy. Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) possesses a graphene-based structure, which could provide high-quality barriers that block the hydroxyl in the aqueous electrolyte; it also possesses good hydrophilicity. rGO has been successfully coated on the amorphous-structured Mg2Ni alloy via electrostatic assembly to form the rGO-encapsulated Mg2Ni alloy composite (rGO/Mg2Ni). The experimental results show that ζ potentials of rGO and the modified Mg2Ni alloy are totally opposite in water, with values of -11.0 and +22.4 mV, respectively. The crumpled structure of rGO sheets and the contents of the carbon element on the surface of the alloy are measured using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectrometry. The Tafel polarization test indicates that the rGO/Mg2Ni system exhibits a much higher anticorrosion ability against the alkaline solution during charging/discharging. As a result, high-capacity retentions of 94% (557 mAh g(-1)) at the 10th cycle and 60% (358 mAh g(-1)) at the 50th cycle have been achieved, which are much higher than the results on Mg2Ni capacity retention combined with the absolute value reported so far to our knowledge. In addition, both the charge-transfer reaction rate and the hydrogen diffusion rate are proven to be boosted with the rGO encapsulation. Overall, this work demonstrates the effective anticorrosion and electrochemical property-enhancing effects of rGO coating and shows its applicability in the Mg-based hydrogen storage system.

  5. Electro-Mechanical Coupling of Indium Tin Oxide Coated Polyethylene Terephthalate ITO/PET for Flexible Solar Cells

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    Saleh, Mohamed A.

    2013-05-15

    Indium tin oxide (ITO) is the most widely used transparent electrode in flexible solar cells because of its high transparency and conductivity. But still, cracking of ITO on PET substrates due to tensile loading is not fully understood and it affects the functionality of the solar cell tremendously as ITO loses its conductivity. Here, we investigate the cracking evolution in ITO/PET exposed to two categories of tests. Monotonous tensile testing is done in order to trace the crack propagation in ITO coating as well as determining a loading range to focus on during our study. Five cycles test is also conducted to check the crack closure effect on the resistance variation of ITO. Analytical model for the damage in ITO layer is implemented using the homogenization concept as in laminated composites for transverse cracking. The homogenization technique is done twice on COMSOL to determine the mechanical and electrical degradation of ITO due to applied loading. Finally, this damage evolution is used for a simulation to predict the degradation of ITO as function in the applied load and correlate this degradation with the resistance variation. Experimental results showed that during unloading, crack closure results in recovery of conductivity and decrease in the overall resistance of the cracked ITO. Also, statistics about the crack spacing showed that the cracking pattern is not perfectly periodical however it has a positively skewed distribution. The higher the applied load, the less the discrepancy in the crack spacing data. It was found that the cracking mechanism of ITO starts with transverse cracking with local delamination at the crack tip unlike the mechanism proposed in the literature of having only cracking pattern without any local delamination. This is the actual mechanism that leads to the high increase in ITO resistance. The analytical code simulates the damage evolution in the ITO layer as function in the applied strain. This will be extended further to

  6. Corrosion and bioactivity performance of graphene oxide coating on TiNb shape memory alloys in simulated body fluid.

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    Saud, Safaa N; Hosseinian S, Raheleh; Bakhsheshi-Rad, H R; Yaghoubidoust, F; Iqbal, N; Hamzah, E; Ooi, C H Raymond

    2016-11-01

    In the present work, the microstructure, corrosion, and bioactivity of graphene oxide (GO) coating on the laser-modified and -unmodified surfaces of TiNb shape memory alloys (SMAs) were investigated. The surface morphology and chemical composition was examined using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The surface modification was carried out via a femtosecond laser with the aim to increase the surface roughness, and thus increase the adhesion property. FE-SEM analysis of the laser-treated Ti-30at.% Nb revealed the increase in surface roughness and oxygen/nitrogen containing groups on the Ti-30at.% Nb surface after being surface modified via a femtosecond laser. Furthermore, the thickness of GO was increased from 35μm to 45μm after the surface was modified. Potentiodynamic polarisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies revealed that both the GO and laser/GO-coated samples exhibited higher corrosion resistance than that of the uncoated TiNb SMA sample. However, the laser/GO-coated sample presented the highest corrosion resistance in SBF at 37°C. In addition, during soaking in the simulated body fluid (SBF), both the GO and laser/GO coating improved the formation of apatite layer. Based on the bioactivity results, the GO coating exhibited a remarkable antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria compared with the uncoated. In conclusion, the present results indicate that Ti-30at.% Nb SMAs may be promising alternatives to NiTi for certain biomedical applications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Composites

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    Taylor, John G.

    The Composites market is arguably the most challenging and profitable market for phenolic resins aside from electronics. The variety of products and processes encountered creates the challenges, and the demand for high performance in critical operations brings value. Phenolic composite materials are rendered into a wide range of components to supply a diverse and fragmented commercial base that includes customers in aerospace (Space Shuttle), aircraft (interiors and brakes), mass transit (interiors), defense (blast protection), marine, mine ducting, off-shore (ducts and grating) and infrastructure (architectural) to name a few. For example, phenolic resin is a critical adhesive in the manufacture of honeycomb sandwich panels. Various solvent and water based resins are described along with resin characteristics and the role of metal ions for enhanced thermal stability of the resin used to coat the honeycomb. Featured new developments include pultrusion of phenolic grating, success in RTM/VARTM fabricated parts, new ballistic developments for military vehicles and high char yield carbon-carbon composites along with many others. Additionally, global regional market resin volumes and sales are presented and compared with other thermosetting resin systems.

  8. Influence of ionic strength and pH on the limitation of latex microsphere deposition sites on iron-oxide coated sand by humic acid

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    Yang, X. [School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen' s University Belfast, David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AG, N. Ireland (United Kingdom); Flynn, R., E-mail: r.flynn@qub.ac.uk [School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen' s University Belfast, David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AG, N. Ireland (United Kingdom); Kammer, F. von der, E-mail: frank.von.der.kammer@univie.ac.at [Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Hofmann, T. [Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

    2011-07-15

    This study, for the first time, investigates and quantifies the influence of slight changes in solution pH and ionic strength (IS) on colloidal microsphere deposition site coverage by Suwannee River Humic Acid (SRHA) in a column matrix packed with saturated iron-oxide coated sand. Triple pulse experimental (TPE) results show adsorbed SRHA enhances microsphere mobility more at higher pH and lower IS and covers more sites than at higher IS and lower pH. Random sequential adsorption (RSA) modelling of experimental data suggests 1 {mu}g of adsorbed SRHA occupied 9.28 {+-} 0.03 x 10{sup 9} sites at pH7.6 and IS of 1.6 mMol but covered 2.75 {+-} 0.2 x 10{sup 9} sites at pH6.3 and IS of 20 mMol. Experimental responses are suspected to arise from molecular conformation changes whereby SRHA extends more at higher pH and lower ionic strength but is more compact at lower pH and higher IS. Results suggest effects of pH and IS on regulating SRHA conformation were additive. - Highlights: > We quantified the coupled role of pH and IS and humic acid on colloid deposition. > Humic acid enhances microsphere mobility more at higher pH and lower IS. > pH and IS may control the behaviour of humic acid by regulating its conformation. > The effect of pH and IS on regulating humic acid conformation is additive. - This paper quantifies the impact of pH and ionic strength on the transient deposition behaviour of colloids in porous medium in the presence of humic acid.

  9. Synergistic effect of graphene oxide coated nanotised apigenin with paclitaxel (GO-NA/PTX): A ROS dependent mitochondrial mediated apoptosis in ovarian cancer.

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    Pal, Manish Kumar; Jaiswar, Shyam Pyari; Dwivedi, Ashish; Goyal, Shruti; Dwivedi, Vinay Nand; Pathak, Anumesh Kumar; Kumar, Vinod; Sankhwar, Pushp Lata; Ray, Ratan Singh

    2017-04-24

    Ovarian cancer is most lethal among all gynecologic malignancies. Paclitaxel (PTX) is well used chemotherapeutic regimen for cancer control; however its undesired toxicity has been always a matter of concern for clinicians. Here we used the graphene oxide coated nanotised apigenin (GO-NA) as chemo sensitizing agent to enhance the efficacy of paclitaxel to overcome the limitations of chemotherapy. GO and GO-Apigenin was prepared by modified Hummers method and the nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy Human ovarian adenocarcinomas (SKOV-3) cells was treated by DMSO, Group I (Control)-McCoy's 5A Medium, Group II-Paclitaxel (5nM) alone, Group III- Nanotised Apigenin (GO-NA-10μM) Group IV- Paclitaxel (5nM) + GO-NA (10μM). Cell viability and IC-50 value were determined by MTT assay, synergism by Compusyn software, ROS by DCFH-DA assay, SOD activity by commercially available kit and MMP were examined by JC-1 and mitotracker/DAPI staining, cell cycle by flow cytometry, mRNA and protein level of apoptotic molecules caspase-3, Bax, and Bcl-2 were detected by Real Time-PCR and Western blot respectively. Results showed that GO-NA-PTX dramatically enhanced the anti-proliferative effect in synergistic manner as compare to GO-NA and PTX alone. GO-NA-PTX significantly suppressed the SOD activity, promotes the ROS accumulation, mitochondrial depolarization, DNA integrity and cell cycle arrest collectively accord the apoptotic cell death. In addition, results of immunocytochemistry, RT-PCR and western blot also supported the apoptosis by up-regulating the bax, caspase3 and down-regulation of Bcl2. Conclusively, our data showed the GO-NA-PTX may be a promising method for ovarian cancer chemotherapy. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  10. NiMnGa铁磁性形状记忆合金颗粒/树脂智能复合材料的研究进展%Research Progress in NiMnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Particles/Polymer Smart Composite

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    田兵; 陈枫; 佟运祥; 李莉; 郑玉峰

    2009-01-01

    介绍了NiMnGa铁磁性形状记忆合金颗粒/树脂智能复合材料的制备、温度场和磁场响应特性以及阻尼性能的最新研究进展.与NiMnGa多晶材料相比,NiMnGa铁磁性形状记忆合金颗粒/树脂智能复合材料具有很好的加工成型性能,克服了NiMnGa多晶材料的脆性,同时表现出良好的温度场响应特性和阻尼性能,是一种很有发展前景的新型驱动器材料和阻尼材料.在磁场响应方面,新型铁磁性形状记忆合金(NiCoMnIn、NiCoMnSb、NiCoMnGa)/树脂智能复合材料将是未来研究的重点.

  11. Composites

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    Chmielewski, M.; Nosewicz, S.; Pietrzak, K.; Rojek, J.; Strojny-Nędza, A.; Mackiewicz, S.; Dutkiewicz, J.

    2014-11-01

    It is commonly known that the properties of sintered materials are strongly related to technological conditions of the densification process. This paper shows the sintering behavior of a NiAl-Al2O3 composite, and its individual components sintered separately. Each kind of material was processed via the powder metallurgy route (hot pressing). The progress of sintering at different stages of the process was tested. Changes in the microstructure were examined using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Metal-ceramics interface was clean and no additional phases were detected. Correlation between the microstructure, density, and mechanical properties of the sintered materials was analyzed. The values of elastic constants of NiAl/Al2O3 were close to intermetallic ones due to the volume content of the NiAl phase particularly at low densities, where small alumina particles had no impact on the composite's stiffness. The influence of the external pressure of 30 MPa seemed crucial for obtaining satisfactory stiffness for three kinds of the studied materials which were characterized by a high dense microstructure with a low number of isolated spherical pores.

  12. 氧化铁改性石英砂的复合挂膜与氨氮去除试验研究%EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON COMPOUND FORMATION AND REMOVAL AMMONIA NITROGEN USING IRON OXIDE COATED SANDS

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    李冬梅; 刘贝; 庞治星; 刘培涛; 刘雄威; 李绍秀

    2012-01-01

    采用自制的氧化铁改性石英砂滤料(简称“改性砂”),对生物改性砂联合处理微污染物氨氮的复合挂膜启动性能以及滤料表面形态进行了试验研究,并与生物普通砂联用效果进行对比.结果表明,生物普通砂和生物改性砂在挂膜初期的生物量分别为15.46、13.79 nmol/g(n(P)/m(滤料)),稳定运行期分别为18.75、20.09 nmol/g;挂膜初期,生物普通砂与生物改性砂对质量浓度为1~2 mg/L氨氮的去除效果分别达到92%和95%;挂膜稳定期,前者对氨氮的去除效果约60%,后者稳定在80%左右;在不同氨氮质量浓度(0.5~4 mg/L)下,生物普通砂对氨氮去除率从60%上升至80%,生物改性砂的去除率从70%增至95%;过滤前后2种滤料表面形态均发生变化,生物改性砂表面孔隙更小,结构更加复杂多孔,表面粗糙程度进一步增加,对氨氮去除率高.%A homemade iron oxide cCoated sands filters with biological was used to remove ammonia nitrogen from contaminated source water, the process of compound formation start-up and the surface morphology of the two filters was carried out, and contrasted with the effect of biological-raw sands. The results were shown as follows: The biomass of the biological- raw sand filter, and biological-iron oxide coated sand filter were 15.46 and 13.79 nmol/g in the initial of formation, 18.75 and 20.09 nmol/g in the stable of formation. Removal of ammonia nitrogen with concentration among 1.0-2.0 mg/L using biological-raw sands and biological-iron oxide coated sands were 92% to 95% in the initial of formation, In the stable of formation, removal ammonia nitrogen using biological-raw sands stable about 60%, and removal ammonia nitrogen using biological-iron oxide coated sands stable about 80%. In different concentrations of ammonia nitrogen among 0.5~4.0 mg/L, removal efficiency of biological-raw sands from 60% rose to 80%, biological- iron oxide coated sands from 70% rose to

  13. Ferromagnetism of Fe86Mn14-yCuy alloys

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    França, F.; Paduani, C.; Krause, J. C.; Ardisson, J. D.; Yoshida, M. I.; Schaf, J.

    2007-01-01

    The magnetic properties of disordered Fe86Mn14-yCuy alloys were investigated with several experimental techniques. The results of X-ray diffraction showed that these alloys are single phase with the A2 (BCC) structure. These are ferromagnetic alloys at room temperature, and the Curie temperature decreases with the increase of the Cu content. An abrupt loss of magnetization was observed below TC at a temperature which increases with the reduction of the Mn content in the alloys. The addition of manganese enhances the solubility of copper in iron matrix and retains the BCC structure in iron-rich alloys. The behavior of the magnetization with temperature and its composition dependence indicate that an antiferromagnetic coupling is expected between the Fe and Mn atoms. The magnetic moments of both Fe and Mn atoms are expected to vary strongly with composition in these alloys.

  14. Impedance and magnetoelectric characteristics of (1 - x)BaTiO{sub 3}-xLa{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (x = 0.1 and 0.3) nano-composites

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    Nayek, C.; Murugavel, P.; Dinesh Kumar, S.; Subramanian, V. [Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Department of Physics, Chennai (India)

    2015-08-15

    We have synthesized the phase-pure (1 - x)BaTiO{sub 3}-xLa{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (x = 0.1 and 0.3) magnetoelectric composites without interdiffusion among the existing phases. The magnetic measurements revealed an anomaly at the ferroelectric Curie temperature (393 K) of BaTiO{sub 3}, and the dielectric data revealed an anomaly at the ferromagnetic transition temperature (360 K) of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} ascertaining the magnetoelectric coupling in the composite. Impedance analysis indicated dipolar polarization contributions to the dielectric spectrum with two non-Debye-type relaxations. Both the grain and grain boundary contributions were present in the system with dominant grain boundary effect in all the composites. The composites show semiconducting behavior with the barrier hopping-type conducting mechanism. To avoid the free charge carrier and the space charge contributions, the magnetoelectric response was measured at high frequency range. The maximum values of magnetoelectric voltage coefficient measured at 100 kHz were 221 and 219 mV/Oe-cm for x = 0.1 and 0.3 samples, respectively. (orig.)

  15. Effect of Mn Concentration on Magneto-mechnaical Properties in Directionally Solidified Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Ni-Mn-Ga Alloys

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    R.K Singh

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Heusler type alloys Ni50Mn25+xGa25-x  (x=2,3,4 and 5 based on near stoichiometric Ni2MnGa compositions were directionally solidified using modified Bridgman method. The alloys thus prepared were characterized for their chemical composition, crystal structure, microstructure, phase transformation, magnetic  and magneto-mechanical properties. The directionally solidified Ni50Mn30Ga20 alloy rod exhibited maximum magnetocrystalline value of 95 kJm-3 and lowest detwinning stresses for martensite phase of about 5MPa. The reversible room temperature magnetic field induced strain of 0.2% under external magnetic field of 0.6T and 0.05kN bias load was obtained for the directionally solidified Ni50Mn30Ga20 alloy.

  16. Crystal growth and reflectivity studies of Zn1–MnTe crystals

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    K Veera Brahmam; D Raja Reddy; B K Reddy

    2005-08-01

    Single crystals of Zn1–MnTe were prepared by vertical Bridgman crystal growth method for different concentrations of Mn. Chemical analysis and reflectivity studies were carried out for compositional and band structure properties. Microscopic variation in composition between starting and end compounds was observed from EDAX analysis. Linear dependence of fundamental absorption edge (0) as a function of Mn concentration () was expressed in terms of a straight line fit and a shift in 0 towards higher energy was observed in reflectivity spectra of Zn1–MnTe.

  17. Effect of Mn, Si, and Sb on High-temperature Oxidation of Fe-Mn-Al-Si-Sb-C Steels

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    Park, Soon Yong; Lee, Dong Bok [Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-05-15

    High Mn twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steels with compositions of Fe-(18.0-18.17) Mn-1.51Al-(0.48-0.52)Si-(0.61-0.62)C-(0.52-0.54)Cr-(0.22-0.23)Ni-0.03Nb -(0-0.04)Sb (wt%) are oxidized at 650 ℃ and 750 ℃ for < 24 h in air in order to determine the effect of the alloying elements on the oxidation. They are oxidized parabolically to MnO{sub 2},Mn{sub 2}O{sub 3},FeO,Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and FeMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxides with relatively fast rates. The formed scales are prone to spallation and bi-layered. The outer scales that are formed by the outward diffusion of cations are rich in Fe and Mn, while the inner scales that are formed by the inward diffusion of oxygen are rich in Fe, Mn, Al, Cr, and Si. The isothermal and cyclic oxidation resistance progressively increases with increments in the amount of Mn, Si, and Sb.

  18. Influences of MnO2-TiO2-CaO-La2O3 Composite Additives on Properties of Alumina Ceramics Prepared by Low-Temperature Sintering%MnO2-TiO2-CaO-La2O3复相添加剂对低温烧结氧化铝陶瓷性能的影响

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    胡继林; 刘鑫; 曹宇; 丁常泽; 周新星

    2011-01-01

    采用MnO2-TiO2-CaO-La2O3体系复相添加剂作为氧化铝陶瓷的烧结助剂,采用模压成型工艺,研究了不同的烧结温度对95氧化铝陶瓷性能的影响.采用XRD和SEM对氧化铝陶瓷试样的晶相组成和微观形貌进行了表征.结果表明,在1450℃烧结时,样品已基本烧结致密,样品的综合性能指标最佳,收缩率为28.5%,体积密度达到3.78 g·cm-3,抗弯强度达到357.12MPa,洛氏硬度值达到78.0.%The effects of different sintering temperatures on the properties of 95 alumina ceramics prepared by mould pressing, using MnO2TiO2CaO-Las=2O3 heterogeneous additive as sintering aids, were studied. Phase compositions and morphologies of alumina ceramic samples were characterized by XRD and SEM. The results show that the samples have almost been densely sintered and their composite properties are the best when sintered at 1450℃. The shrinkage is 28.5% and the bulk density is 3.78g.cm-3. The bending strength and Rockwell hardness reach 357.12MPa and 78.0 separately.

  19. In situ engineering of urchin-like reduced graphene oxide–Mn2O3–Mn3O4 nanostructures for supercapacitors

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    Chidembo, AT

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the use of spray pyrolysis method to synthesize high surface area (BET surface area of 139 m2g-1) self–organized, micron sized urchin-like composites made up of reduced graphene oxide and needle-shaped manganese oxide (rGO-Mn2O3/Mn3O4...

  20. A single-composition CaSi2O2N2:RE (RE=Ce3+/Tb3+, Eu2+, Mn2+) phosphor nanofiber mat: Energy transfer, luminescence and tunable color properties

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    Cui, Bo; Chen, Zhenhua; Zhang, Qinghong; Wang, Hongzhi; Li, Yaogang

    2017-09-01

    CaSi2O2N2:RE (RE = Ce3+/Tb3+, Eu2+, Mn2+) phosphor nanofiber mat has been prepared via the electrospinning process and further annealing treatment. The diameter of nanofiber precursors are generally in a range of 400-600 nm, which exhibits smooth and uniform surface morphology. After removing the polymer template by high temperature treatment, the fabricated mats have been transformed into a phosphor film and maintain uniform nanofiber network microstructures. Photoluminescence (PL) properties of CaSi2O2N2 phosphor nanofiber mat have been activated by Ce3+/Tb3+, Eu2+ and Mn2+. The emission color of CaSi2O2N2:Ce3+/Tb3+, Eu2+, Mn2+ phosphor mats can be adjusted by modifying the concentration of doped Tb3+/Mn2+/Eu2+ and the resultant energy transfer process. Owing to the energy transfer of Ce3+-Tb3+, the emitting color of the phosphor mat can be changed from blue to green. Meanwhile, we still found that the switching of emitting colors from blue to red and blue to yellow can be achieved via the energy transfer of Ce3+-Mn2+ and Ce3+-Eu2+, respectively. We demonstrated a white light emission phosphor nanofiber mat by using CaSi2O2N2 system, which exhibited promising applications for near-UV WLEDs.

  1. Electrochemical properties of hollow-structured MnS-carbon nanocomposite powders prepared by a one-pot spray pyrolysis process.

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    Lee, Su Min; Lee, Jung-Kul; Kang, Yun Chan

    2014-02-01

    Spherical, hollow MnS-C composite powders were prepared from a solution of manganese salt, thiourea, and sucrose by one-pot spray pyrolysis. The MnS-C composite powders were generated by direct sulfidation of MnO with hydrogen sulfide gas generated in situ by decomposition of thiourea during spray pyrolysis. Sucrose, which is used as a carbon source material, plays a key role in the formation of the MnS-C composite powders by improving the reducing atmosphere around the powders. Dot-mapping images of the composite powders demonstrated uniform distribution of the manganese, sulfur, and carbon components within the MnS-C composite powder. Fine crystals of MnS were uniformly mixed with carbon derived from polymerization and carbonization of sucrose. The carbon content of the MnS-C composite powders was 26 wt%. The discharge capacities of the MnS-C composite powders in the 2nd and 200th cycles were 863 and 967 mA h g(-1), respectively, at a current density of 1000 mA g(-1). The spherical and hollow morphology of the MnS-C composite powders was completely retained, even after 200 cycles. The enhanced cycling and rate performance of the MnS-C composite powders is ascribed to the structural stability of the composite powders.

  2. Dielectric, magnetic and electrical properties of Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} – CoMn{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 1.8}O{sub 4} composites

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    Kumar, Yogesh; Yadav, K. L., E-mail: klyadav35@yahoo.com [Smart Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)

    2016-05-23

    The magnetoelectric composites of inverse spinel ferrite CoMn{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 1.8}O{sub 4} (CMFO) and Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} (BNT) with general formula (x) Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} – (1-x) CoMn{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 1.8}O{sub 4} have been prepared through hybrid processing route. X-ray diffraction pattern reveal that CFMO crystallizes in inverse cubic spinel phase and BNT in rhombohedral perovskite phase. Dielectric constant and dielectric loss were reported with frequency at room temperature. The magnetic properties of the composites were calculated from the Magnetization – Magnetic field (M-H) hysteresis loops obtained at room temperature. Ferroelectric properties of the composites were also investigated using Polarization –Electric field (P-E) hysteresis loops.

  3. Critical Evaluations and Thermodynamic Optimizations of the MnO-Mn2 O3 -SiO2 and FeO-Fe2 O3 -MnO-Mn2 O3 -SiO2 Systems

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    Kang, Youn-Bae; Jung, In-Ho

    2017-03-01

    A critical evaluation and thermodynamic modeling for thermodynamic properties of all oxide phases and phase diagrams in the Fe-Mn-Si-O system (MnO-Mn2 O3 -SiO2 and FeO-Fe2 O3 -MnO-Mn2 O3 -SiO2 systems) are presented. Optimized Gibbs energy parameters for the thermodynamic models of the oxide phases were obtained which reproduce all available and reliable experimental data within error limits from 298 K (25°C) to above the liquidus temperatures at all compositions covering from known oxide phases, and oxygen partial pressure from metal saturation to 0.21 bar. The optimized thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams are believed to be the best estimates presently available. Slag (molten oxide) was modeled using the modified quasichemical model in the pair approximation. Olivine (Fe2 SiO4 -Mn2 SiO4 ) was modeled using two-sublattice model in the framework of the compound energy formalism (CEF), while rhodonite (MnSiO3 -FeSiO3 ) and braunite (Mn7 SiO_{12} with excess Mn2 O3 ) were modeled as simple Henrian solutions. It is shown that the already developed models and databases of two spinel phases (cubic- and tetragonal-(Fe, Mn)3 O4 ) using CEF [Kang and Jung, J. Phys. Chem. Solids (2016), vol. 98, pp. 237-246] can successfully be integrated into a larger thermodynamic database to be used in practically important higher order system such as silicate. The database of the model parameters can be used along with a software for Gibbs energy minimization in order to calculate any type of phase diagram section and thermodynamic properties.

  4. Energy levels of 56Mn

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    Van Assche, P. H. M.; Baader, H. A.; Koch, H. R.

    1971-01-01

    The low-energy spectrum of the 55Mn(n,γ)56 Mn reaction has been studied with a γ-diffraction spectrometer. These data allowed the construction of a level scheme for 56Mn with two previously unobserved doublets. High-energy γ-transitions to the low-energy states have been measured for different...

  5. Structure and surface chemistry of Al2O3 coated LiMn2O4 nanostructured electrodes with improved lifetime

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    Waller, G. H.; Brooke, P. D.; Rainwater, B. H.; Lai, S. Y.; Hu, R.; Ding, Y.; Alamgir, F. M.; Sandhage, K. H.; Liu, M. L.

    2016-02-01

    Aluminum oxide coatings deposited on LiMn2O4/carbon fiber electrodes by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are shown to enhance cathode performance in lithium-ion batteries. With a thin Al2O3 coating derived from 10 ALD cycles, the electrodes exhibit 2.5 times greater capacity retention over 500 cycles at a rate of 1C as well as enhanced rate capability and decreased polarization resistance. Structural and surface studies of the electrodes before and after cycling reveal that a near-surface phenomenon is responsible for the improved electrochemical performance. The crystal structure and overall morphology of the LiMn2O4 electrode are found to be unaffected by electrochemical cycling, both for coated and uncoated samples. However, evidence of Mn diffusion into the ALD coatings is observed from both transmission electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (TEM-EDS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) after electrochemical cycling. Furthermore, XPS analysis of the Al 2p photoemission peak for the ALD coated electrodes reveal a significant shift in binding energy and peak shape, suggesting the presence of an Al-O-F compound formed by sequestering HF in the electrolyte. These observations provide new insight toward understanding the mechanism in which ultrathin coatings of amphoteric oxides can inhibit capacity loss for LiMn2O4 cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

  6. The exchange bias of a permalloy and ordered structure of epitaxial PtMn prepared from the growth of thin (Pt/Mn) multilayers

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    Lee, C.-H. [Department of Engineering and System Science, and Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)]. E-mail: chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw; Lai, J.H. [Department of Physics, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Wu, Y.-F. [Department of Engineering and System Science, and Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Huang, J.C.A [Department of Physics, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China)

    2006-08-15

    The influence of PtMn composition and post-annealing on the structure and the exchange bias of epitaxial PtMn(150 A)/Ni{sub 8}Fe{sub 2}(50 A) films using multilayer growth of [Mn(2 AMn(1 1 0) diffraction peak scales quite well with the exchange biasing field and order parameter.

  7. Remarkably Improved Electrochemical Performance of Li- and Mn-Rich Cathodes upon Substitution of Mn with Ni.

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    Kumar Nayak, Prasant; Grinblat, Judith; Levi, Elena; Penki, Tirupathi Rao; Levi, Mikhael; Sun, Yang-Kook; Markovsky, Boris; Aurbach, Doron

    2017-02-08

    Li- and Mn-rich transition-metal oxides of layered structure are promising cathodes for Li-ion batteries because of their high capacity values, ≥250 mAh g(-1). These cathodes suffer from capacity fading and discharge voltage decay upon prolonged cycling to potential higher than 4.5 V. Most of these Li- and Mn-rich cathodes contain Ni in a 2+ oxidation state. The fine details of the composition of these materials may be critically important in determining their performance. In the present study, we used Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2 as the reference cathode composition in which Mn ions are substituted by Ni ions so that their average oxidation state in Li1.2Ni0.27Mn0.4Co0.13O2 could change from 2+ to 3+. Upon substitution of Mn with Ni, the specific capacity decreases but, in turn, an impressive stability was gained, about 95% capacity retention after 150 cycles, compared to 77% capacity retention for Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2 cathodes when cycled at a C/5 rate. Also, a higher average discharge voltage of 3.7 V is obtained for Li1.2Ni0.27Mn0.4Co0.13O2 cathodes, which decreases to 3.5 V after 150 cycles, while the voltage fading of cathodes comprising the reference material is more pronounced. The Li1.2Ni0.27Mn0.4Co0.13O2 cathodes also demonstrate higher rate capability compared to the reference Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2 cathodes. These results clearly indicate the importance of the fine composition of cathode materials containing the five elements Li, Mn, Ni, Co, and O. The present study should encourage rigorous optimization efforts related to the fine composition of these cathode materials, before external means such as doping and coating are applied.

  8. MnOx-M/AC(M=La,Ce,Co,Ni)氧还原催化材料的制备及性能%Preparation and Electrochemical Performance of MnOx-M/AC(M=La, Ce, Co, Ni) Composites as Oxygen Reduction Catalyst Used in Zinc-air Battery

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    潘林茂; 南俊民; 舒东; 宋彦

    2007-01-01

    Oxygen reduction catalyst of MnOx/AC doped with La, Ce, Co, Ni were prepared with thermal decomposition method, and their characteristic and electrochemical performance were investigated by XRD and linear polarization method. Results show that MnOx/AC doped with appropriate amount of La, Ce, Co and Ni, respectively, could improve catalytic activity towards oxygen reduction, and those doped with La and Co are slightly more active than the others. The discharge voltages of the simulative zinc-air batteries fabricated with MnOx-M/AC (M=La, Co) are 1.1236V and 1.1246V respectively under the discharge current of 50 mA/cm2.%用热解法制备了掺杂La、Ce、Co、Ni等元素的氧还原催化材料MnOx/AC,并采用XRD和电化学方法对所制备材料的性质和电化学反应性能进行了表征.结果表明,掺杂适量的La、Ce、Co和Ni等元素可改善电极的氧还原反应性能.掺杂La和Co元素的MnOx/AC氧催化还原性能最好,其中,在50 mA/cm2的电流条件下,使用这两种掺杂材料所制备的模拟锌-空气电池的放电电压分别为1.1236 V和1.1246 V.

  9. Comparative study of perovskites obtained by using polymeric precursors with composition La{sub 0,6}Ca{sub 0,4}(Co, Mn)O{sub 3} for use in combustion catalysis; Estudo comparativo de perovsquitas obtidas pelo metodo dos precursores polimericos com composicao La{sub 0,6}Ca{sub 0,4}(Co, Mn)O{sub 3} para utilizacao em catalise de combustao

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    Paiva, Ana Karenina de Oliveira; Wanderley, Jose Bruno de Moura; Batista, Jonathan Jalles Silva; Borges, Filipe Martel de Magalhaes; Melo, Dulce Maria de Araujo, E-mail: kareninapaiva@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    Materials with the perovskite structure are potential catalysts to reduce emissions of pollutants components into the environment. In the synthesis of perovskites, several methods have been proposed. In this work, lanthanum manganate compositions and lanthanum cobaltate with partial substitution of calcium (La{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}CoO{sub 3}, respectively), were synthesized using the polymeric precursor method. The powders obtained after 4h at 300° C (5° C/min), were calcined at temperatures of 700 and 900° C for 4 h (10° C/min), and characterized by X-ray Diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Comparing the X-ray Diffraction of the compositions manganate and lanthanum cobaltate, as the temperature increases, there is an increase in crystallinity, even more evident in manganate. TG curves showed similar thermal stabilities, with greater weight loss for the material cobaltate. The perovskites obtained were single phased, nanometric and had good porosity, making these potential catalysts appropriate properties for application in combustion reactions (author)

  10. Electrochemical testing of composite electrodes of (La1−xSrx)sMnO3 and doped ceria in NO-containing atmosphere

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    Werchmeister, Rebecka Maria Larsen; Kammer Hansen, Kent; Mogensen, Mogens Bjerg

    2012-01-01

    The possibility of using electrochemical cells for removal of NO x from an exhaust gas with excess O2 has been examined. (La1−x Sr x ) s MnO3 (LSM) and ceria doped with Pr or Gd were selected as electrode materials and investigated in three-electrode cells. The electrodes were characterised elect...

  11. Study on the Prepareration of Thermoelectric CaMnO3%CaMnO3热电陶瓷合成条件研究

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    刘军伟; 刘巧丽; 路大勇; 钟滔

    2015-01-01

    利用固相反应法制备了CaMnO3热电陶瓷,探究了原料、合成温度、烧结时间对CaMnO3陶瓷结构的影响。结果表明:在纯度相同的情况下,不同厂家MnO2的结构存在较大差异,直接影响了生成物的相结构;最终以上海帝阳MnO2为原料,在1300℃/36 h烧结条件下合成出高质量的钙钛矿型 CaMnO3陶瓷。%CaMnO3 thermoelectric ceramics was prepared by solid state reaction method,the influences of reagent、temperature and sintering time on the structure of CaMnO3 were studied. The results show that MnO2 bought from different manufacturer with same purity are significantly different,which affect the composition of resultant. High purity of perovskite CaMnO3 was finally synthesized under the condition of 1 300℃/36h using MnO2 of Diyang Co.

  12. Synthesis, characterization and potential application of MnZn ferrite and MnZn ferrite @ Au nanoparticles.

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    Wang, Xin; Wang, Lingyan; Lim, I-Im S; Bao, Kun; Mott, Derrick; Park, Hye-Young; Luo, Jin; Hao, Shunli; Zhong, Chuan-Jian

    2009-05-01

    The ability to tune the magnetic properties of magnetic nanoparticles by manipulating the composition or surface properties of the nanoparticles is important for exploiting the application of the nanomaterials. This report describes preliminary findings of an investigation of the viability of synthesizing MnZn ferrite and core @ shell MnZn ferrite @ Au nanoparticles as potentially magnetization-tunable nanomaterials. The synthesis of the core-shell magnetic nanoparticles involved a simple combination of seed formation of the MnZn ferrite magnetic nanoparticles and surface coating of the seeds with gold shells. Water-soluble MnZn ferrite nanoparticles of 20-40 nm diameters and MnZn ferrite @ Au nanoparticles of 30-60 nm have been obtained. The MnZn ferrite @ Au nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be viable in magnetic separation of nanoparticles via interparticle antibody-specific binding reactivity between antibodies on the gold shells of the core-shell magnetic particles and proteins on gold nanoparticles. These findings have significant implications to the design of the core @ shell magnetic nanomaterials with core composition tuned magnetization for bioassay application.

  13. Recent advances in nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite magnetic fluid hyperthermia for cancer treatment.

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    Lin, Mei; Huang, Junxing; Sha, Min

    2014-01-01

    This paper reviews the recent research and development of nanosized manganese zinc (Mn-Zn) ferrite magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) for cancer treatment. Mn-Zn ferrite MFH, which has a targeted positioning function that only the temperature of tumor tissue with magnetic nanoparticles can rise, while normal tissue without magnetic nanoparticles is not subject to thermal damage, is a promising therapy for cancer. We introduce briefly the composition and properties of magnetic fluid, the concept of MFH, and features of Mn-Zn ferrite magnetic nanoparticles for MFH such as thermal bystander effect, universality, high specific absorption rate, the targeting effect of small size, uniformity of hyperthermia temperature, and automatic temperature control and constant temperature effect. Next, preparation methods of Mn-Zn ferrite magnetic fluid are discussed, and biocompatibility and biosecurity of Mn-Zn ferrite magnetic fluid are analyzed. Then the applications of nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH in cancer are highlighted, including nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH alone, nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH combined with As2O3 chemotherapy, and nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH combined with radiotherapy. Finally, the combination application of nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH and gene-therapy is conceived, and the challenges and perspectives for the future of nanosized Mn-Zn ferrite MFH for oncotherapy are discussed.

  14. Magnetic and Electrical Behavior of MnTe1-xSbx Alloys

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    X. He; Y.Q. Zhang; Z.D. Zhang

    2011-01-01

    The structure, specific heat, magnetic and electrical properties of MnTe1-xSbx (x=0, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2 and 0.25) alloys have been investigated. The MnTe1-xSbx alloys crystallize in a hexagonal NiAs-type structure, and the impurity of MnSb phase appears when :x≥0.15. The MnTe0.9Sb0.1 compound exhibits ferrimagnetic behavior with hysteresis loops even at 350 K, showing that the magnetic properties of MnTe compound are very sensitive to little compositional change. The ferromagnetism in the MnTe1-xSbx alloys with higher Sb contents may be attributed to the impurity of MnSb phase. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis on the MnTe0.9Sb0.1 compound indicates that Sb is very difficult to dope into the lattice of MnTe. So the anomaly of resistivity at 300 K of MnTe0.9Sb0.1 and the peak of specific heat around 304 K of all the alloys are thought to be related with the antiferromagnetic interactions of MnTe-based lattice.

  15. Graphene/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanocomposites for enhanced lithium ion batteries with high rate capability

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    Pyun, Min Ho; Park, Yong Joon, E-mail: yjpark2006@kyonggi.ac.kr

    2015-09-15

    Highlights: • Composites of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles in a graphene matrix were prepared. • The graphene/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} electrode showed enhanced discharge capacity and rate capability. • This is attributed to the high surface area of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} and good electronic conductivity of graphene. - Abstract: Composites of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles in a graphene matrix were prepared to compensate for the low electronic conductivity of the LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cathode. The LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles were homogeneously dispersed and attached on the graphene surface by the hydrothermal method. The graphene/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} electrode showed higher discharge capacity and rate capability than a pristine LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} electrode. This is attributed to the high surface area of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles and good electronic conductivity because of the presence of graphene. The composites of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles with graphene were also effective in stabilizing the cyclic performance of the LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticle cathode.

  16. Preparation of Li-rich layered-layered type xLi2MnO3·(1-x)LiMnO2 nanorods and its electrochemical performance as cathode material for Li-ion battery

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    Yang, Fan; Zhang, Qinggang; Hu, Xiaohong; Peng, Tianyou; Liu, Jianqiang

    2017-06-01

    Layered-layered type xLi2MnO3·(1-x)LiMnO2 (x = 0.91, 0.78, 0.67, 0.54, 0.42, and 0.32) nanorods with a diameter of 100-200 nm and length of 400-1000 nm are prepared through a pyrolysis reduction process of monoclinic Li2MnO3 (m-Li2MnO3) nanorods. All the synthesized xLi2MnO3·(1-x)LiMnO2 nanorods exhibit the main characteristic diffraction peaks of m-Li2MnO3 in addition to some weak peaks attributable to m-LiMnO2 especially for those composites with x window of 2.0-4.8 V. The m-LiMnO2 portion in those synthesized composites can significantly enhance the reversible capacity but lower the cyclic stability, while the m-Li2MnO3 portion can improve the cyclic stability due to its retardation effect of the layered-to-spinel transformation during the charge/discharge processes, and thus xLi2MnO3·(1-x)LiMnO2 nanorods with x = 0.54 exhibits the best cyclic and rate performance since it contains appropriate m-Li2MnO3/m-LiMnO2 contents to balance the reversible capacity and Jahn-Teller effect. The present findings demonstrate an effective strategy for the development of low-cost pure Mn-based Li-rich layered cathode materials with adjustable reversible capacity, cyclic and rate performance by tailoring the composition.

  17. Core-Shell MnO2-SiO2 Nanorods for Catalyzing the Removal of Dyes from Water

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    Wei Gong; Xianling Meng; Xiaohong Tang; Peijun Ji

    2017-01-01

    This work presented a novel core-shell MnO2@m-SiO2 for catalyzing the removal of dyes from wastewater. MnO2 nanorods were sequentially coated with polydopamine (PDA) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) forming MnO2@PDA-PEI. By taking advantage of the positively charged amine groups, MnO2@PDA-PEI was further silicificated, forming MnO2@PDA-PEI-SiO2. After calcination, the composite MnO2@m-SiO2 was finally obtained. MnO2 nanorod is the core and mesoporous SiO2 (m-SiO2) is the shell. MnO2@m-SiO2 has bee...

  18. Mn bioavailability by polarized Caco-2 cells: comparison between Mn gluconate and Mn oxyprolinate

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    Fulgenzi Alessandro

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Micronutrient inadequate intake is responsible of pathological deficiencies and there is a need of assessing the effectiveness of metal supplementation, frequently proposed to rebalance poor diets. Manganese (Mn is present in many enzymatic intracellular systems crucial for the regulation of cell metabolism, and is contained in commercially available metal supplements. Methods We compared the effects of two different commercial Mn forms, gluconate (MnGluc and oxyprolinate (MnOxP. For this purpose we used the polarized Caco-2 cells cultured on transwell filters, an established in vitro model of intestinal epithelium. Since micronutrient deficiency may accelerate mitochondrial efficiency, the mitochondrial response of these cells, in the presence of MnGluc and MnOxP, by microscopy methods and by ATP luminescence assay was used. Results In the presence of both MnOxP and MnGluc a sustained mitochondrial activity was shown by mitoTraker labeling (indicative of mitochondrial respiration, but ATP intracellular content remained comparable to untreated cells only in the presence of MnOxP. In addition MnOxP transiently up-regulated the antioxidant enzyme Mn superoxide dismutase more efficiently than MnGluc. Both metal treatments preserved NADH and βNADPH diaphorase oxidative activity, avoided mitochondrial dysfunction, as assessed by the absence of a sustained phosphoERK activation, and were able to maintain cell viability. Conclusions Collectively, our data indicate that MnOxP and MnGluc, and primarily the former, produce a moderate and safe modification of Caco-2 cell metabolism, by activating positive enzymatic mechanisms, thus could contribute to long-term maintenance of cell homeostasis.

  19. Low-field magnetoresistance of (1-x)La_(0.6)Dy_(0.1)Sr_(0.3)MnO_3/0.5x (Sb_2O_3) composite system under different sintering temperatures of matrix

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    2012-01-01

    A series of (1-x)La0.6Dy0.1Sr0.3MnO3/0.5x(Sb2O3)(x=0.15) samples were prepared by the solid-state reaction method, and the influence of sintering temperature of the matrix on low-field magnetoresistance of (1-x)La0.6Dy0.1Sr0.3MnO3/0.5x (Sb2O3) was studied through the measurements of X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, scanning electron microscope (SEM) image, resistivity-temperature (ρ-T) curves, and magnetoresistance-temperature (MR-T) curves. The results indicate that for the samples with low sintering temp...

  20. Influence of superconductor film composition on adhesion strength of coated conductors

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    Kesgin, Ibrahim; Khatri, Narayan; Liu, Yuhao; Delgado, Louis; Galstyan, Eduard; Selvamanickam, Venkat

    2015-11-20

    The effect of high temperature superconductor (HTS) film composition on the adhesion strength of rare- earth barium copper oxide coated conductors (CCs) has been studied. It has been found that the mechanical integrity of the superconductor layer is very susceptible to the defects especially those along the ab plane, probably due to the weak interfaces between the defects and the matrix. Gd and Y in the standard composition were substituted with Sm and the number of in-plane defects was drastically reduced. Consequently, a four-fold increase in adhesion or peeling strength in Sm-based CCs was achieved compared to the standard GdYBCO samples.

  1. Low Temperature Synthesis of MnO2/Graphene Nanocomposites for Supercapacitors

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    Hao Huang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available MnO2/graphene nanocomposites were synthesized through a simple route in a water-reflux condenser system. The as-prepared composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman microscope, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area analysis. Capacitive properties of the synthesized composite electrodes were investigated via cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge, and electrochemical impedance spectrometry in a 0.5 M Na2SO4 electrolyte. Results show that this method can control the morphology and structure of MnO2 loaded onto the graphene sheets. Because excessive MnO2 enwrapping graphene would affect the overall conductivity, the composite prepared by lower temperature has better characteristics of supercapacitor. 60-MnO2/graphene composite (48 wt% MnO2 displays the specific capacitance as high as 350 F/g at 1000 mA/g, which is higher than that of 100-MnO2/graphene (302 F/g, and it is almost two times higher than that of MnO2 (163 F/g. Furthermore, the composite exhibits excellent long cycle life along with ~93% specific capacitance retained after 5000 cycle tests.

  2. Magnetic properties and electronic structure of Mn-Ni-Ga magnetic shape memory alloys.

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    D'Souza, Sunil Wilfred; Roy, Tufan; Barman, Sudipta Roy; Chakrabarti, Aparna

    2014-12-17

    Influence of disorder, antisite defects, martensite transition and compositional variation on the magnetic properties and electronic structure of Mn(2)NiGa and Mn(1+x)Ni(2-x)Ga magnetic shape memory alloys have been studied by using full potential spin-polarized scalar relativistic Korringa-Kohn-Rostocker (FP-SPRKKR) method. Mn(2)NiGa is ferrimagnetic and its total spin moment increases when disorder in the occupancy of MnNi (Mn atom in Ni position) is considered. The moment further increases when Mn-Ga antisite defect [1] is included in the calculation. A reasonable estimate of TC for Mn(2)NiGa is obtained from the exchange parameters for the disordered structure. Disorder influences the electronic structure of Mn(2)NiGa through overall broadening of the density of states and a decrease in the exchange splitting. Inclusion of antisite defects marginally broaden the minority spin partial DOS (PDOS), while the majority spin PDOS is hardly affected. For Mn(1+x)Ni(2-x)Ga where 1 ⩾ x ⩾ 0, as x decreases, Mn(Mn) moment increases while Mn(Ni) moment decreases in both austenite and martensite phases. For x ⩾ 0.25, the total moment of the martensite phase is smaller compared to the austenite phase, which indicates possible occurrence of inverse magnetocaloric effect. We find that the redistribution of Ni 3d- Mn(Ni) 3d minority spin electron states close to the Fermi level is primarily responsible for the stability of the martensite phase in Mn-Ni-Ga.

  3. A Mn-54 Radiotracer Study of Mn Isotope Solid-Liquid Exchange during Reductive Transformation of Vernadite (δ-MnO₂) by Aqueous Mn(II)

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    Elzinga, Evert J.; Kustka, Adam B. [Rutgers

    2015-04-09

    We employed Mn-54 radiotracers to characterize the extent and dynamics of Mn atom exchange between aqueous Mn(II) and vernadite (δ-Mn(IV)O2) at pH 7.5 under anoxic conditions. Exchange of Mn atoms between the solid and liquid phase is rapid, reaching dynamic equilibrium in 2–4 days. We propose that during the initial stages of reaction, Mn atom exchange occurs through consecutive comproportionation-disproportionation reactions where interfacial electron transfer from adsorbed Mn(II) to lattice Mn(IV) generates labile Mn(III) cations that rapidly disproportionate to reform aqueous Mn(II) and solid-phase Mn(IV). Following nucleation of Mn(III)OOH phases, additional exchange likely occurs through electron transfer from aqueous Mn(II) to solid-phase Mn(III). Our results provide evidence for the fast and extensive production of transient Mn(III) species at the vernadite surface upon contact of this substrate with dissolved Mn(II). We further show that HEPES buffer is a reductant of lattice Mn(IV) in the vernadite structure in our experiments. The methods and results presented here introduce application of Mn-54 tracers as a facile tool to further investigate the formation kinetics of labile Mn(III) surface species and their impacts on Mn-oxide structure and reactivity over a range of environmentally relevant geochemical conditions.

  4. Assessment of polymerization contraction stress of three composite resins

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    Cadenaro, M.; Biasotto, M.; Scuor, N.; Breschi, L.; Davidson, C.L.; Di Lenarda, R.

    2008-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to measure the development of contraction stress of three composite resin restorative materials during photo-polymerization: a micro-hybrid composite (Filtek Z250, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA); a nano-filled composite (Filtek Supreme, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN,

  5. Assessment of polymerization contraction stress of three composite resins

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    Cadenaro, M.; Biasotto, M.; Scuor, N.; Breschi, L.; Davidson, C.L.; Di Lenarda, R.

    2008-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to measure the development of contraction stress of three composite resin restorative materials during photo-polymerization: a micro-hybrid composite (Filtek Z250, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA); a nano-filled composite (Filtek Supreme, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, U

  6. Partial-Redox-Promoted Mn Cycling of Mn(II)-Doped Heterogeneous Catalyst for Efficient H2O2-Mediated Oxidation.

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    Li, Hai-Tao; Gao, Qiang; Han, Bo; Ren, Zheng-Hui; Xia, Kai-Sheng; Zhou, Cheng-Gang

    2017-01-11

    The development of a heterogeneous catalyst with high catalytic activity and durability for H2O2-mediated oxidation is one of the most important industrial and environmental issues. In this study, a Mn(II)-doped TiO2 heterogeneous catalyst was developed for H2O2-mediated oxidation. The TiO2 substrate-dependent partial-redox behavior of Mn was identified on the basis of our density functional theory simulations. This unique redox cycle was induced by a moderate electron transfer from Ti to Mn, which compensated for the electron loss of Mn and finally resulted in a high-efficiency cycling of Mn between its oxidized and reduced forms. In light of the theoretical results, a Mn(II)-doped TiO2 composite with well-defined morphology and large surface area (153.3 m(2) g(-1)) was elaborately fabricated through incorporating Mn(II) ions into a TiO2 nanoflower, and further tested as the catalyst for oxidative degradation of organic pollutants in the presence of H2O2. Benefiting from the remarkable textural features and excellent Mn cycling property, this composite exhibited superior catalytic performance for organic pollutant degradation. Moreover, it could retain 98.40% of its initial activity even in the fifth cycle. Our study provides an effective strategy for designing heterogeneous catalytic systems for H2O2-mediated oxidations.

  7. Tunable thermal hysteresis in MnFe(P,Ge) compounds

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    Trung, N.T.; Ou, Z.Q.; Gortenmulder, T.J.; Tegus, O.; Buschow, K.H.J.; Brück, E.

    2009-01-01

    Structural, magnetic, and magnetocaloric properties of the MnFe(P,Ge) compounds were systematically studied on both bulk alloys and melt-spun ribbons. The experimental results show that the critical behavior of the phase transition can be controlled by changing either the compositions or the anneali

  8. Tunable thermal hysteresis in MnFe(P,Ge) compounds

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    Trung, N.T.; Ou, Z.Q.; Gortenmulder, T.J.; Tegus, O.; Buschow, K.H.J.; Brück, E.

    2009-01-01

    Structural, magnetic, and magnetocaloric properties of the MnFe(P,Ge) compounds were systematically studied on both bulk alloys and melt-spun ribbons. The experimental results show that the critical behavior of the phase transition can be controlled by changing either the compositions or the anneali

  9. Microstructure and magnetic performance of Ni-substituted high density MnZn ferrite

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    YU Zhong; LAN Zhongwen; CHEN Shengming; SUN Yueming; SUN Ke

    2006-01-01

    The effects of NiO on microstructure and magnetic properties of Mn-Zn ferrite with a nominal composition of Zn0.32Mn0.60-xNixFe2.08O4 were investigated. The calcined powder of Mn-Zn ferrite was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), the fracture surface of Mn-Zn ferrite was checked by scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and then the magnetic properties were measured. As a result, the substitution of Ni can cause the crystallattice constant of MnZn ferrite to decline, and the grain size to decrease, therefore improve the magnetic performance of MnZn ferrite whose density exceeds 5.0 g·cm-3.

  10. Ferromagnetic MnGaN thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for spintronics applications

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    Lee, Hwachol; Sukegawa, Hiroaki; Liu, Jun; Ohkubo, Tadakatsu; Kasai, Shinya; Mitani, Seiji; Hono, Kazuhiro

    2015-07-01

    Perpendicularly magnetized flat thin films of antiperovskite Mn67Ga24N9 were grown on an MgO(001) substrate by reactive sputtering using an argon/1% nitrogen gas mixture and a Mn70Ga30 target. The films showed a saturation magnetization of 80 -100 kA/m, an effective perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) energy of 0.1-0.2 MJ/m3, and a Curie temperature of 660-740 K. Upon increasing the N composition, the films transformed from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic as expected in the stoichiometric Mn3GaN phase. Point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy revealed that the ferromagnetic MnGaN has a current spin polarization of 57%, which is comparable to D022-MnGa. These findings suggest that MnGaN is a promising PMA layer for future spintronics devices.

  11. Structural, morphological and optical properties of Mn doped ZnS nanocrystals

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    V. D. Mote

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Mn doped ZnS samples with composition formula Zn1-xMn xS where x = 0.00, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.10 were prepared by chemical method. Samples characterized for its structural, morphological and optical properties by X-ray diffraction (XRD, transmission electron microscopy (TEM, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and UV-vis spectrometer. XRD patterns confirm cubic zinc blend structure with no secondary phases for pure and Mn doped ZnS. Lattice constant value increases slightly with Mn concentration due to the substitution of Mn in ZnS lattice. TEM images show that the particles have spherical in shape with an average particle size between 3-4 nm. The chemical species of the grown crystals are identified by FTIR spectra. Optical absorption spectra show decrement in band gap with increasing Mn concentration.

  12. Structural, morphological and optical properties of Mn doped ZnS nanocrystals

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    V. D. Mote

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Mn doped ZnS samples with composition formula Zn1-xMn xS where x = 0, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.10 were prepared by chemical method. Samples characterized for its structural, morphological and optical properties by X-ray diffraction (XRD, transmission electron microscope (TEM, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and UV-vis spectrometry. XRD patterns confirm cubic zinc blend structure with no secondary phases for pure and Mn doped ZnS. Lattice constant value increases slightly with Mn concentration due to the substitution of Mn in ZnO lattice. TEM images show that the particles have spherical in shape with an average particle size 3-4 nm. The chemical species of the grown crystals are identified by FTIR spectra. Optical absorption spectra show decrement in band gap with increasing Mn concentration.

  13. CuMn2TixO4+2x复合氧化物的制备及其催化甲烷燃烧性能%Preparation of Composite CuMn2TixO4+2x Oxides for Catalytic Combustion of Methane

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    靳琳浩; 李凡; 丁天朋; 陈春辉; 赵伟

    2015-01-01

    采用溶胶-凝胶法制备了一系列铜锰钛复合氧化物催化剂CuMn2TixO4+2x(x=0,0.5,1,2),通过XRD,H2-TPR,BET,TEM等方法对催化剂的结构进行了表征,并考察了钛掺杂量和焙烧温度对催化剂的结构及其催化甲烷燃烧活性的影响.实验结果表明,掺杂钛提高了催化剂的比表面积和可还原性,使催化剂的活性明显提高;当x=1时,即CuMn2TiO6催化剂的活性最高,在反应气体积组成为CH43.0%,O2 20%,N277%和气态空速12 000 h-1的条件下,甲烷转化率达10%时的反应温度为320 ℃,甲烷转化率达90%时的反应温度为445℃;随催化剂焙烧温度的升高,CuMn2TiO6催化剂的活性逐渐降低.

  14. Austenite phase formation in rapidly solidified Fe-Cr-Mn-C steels

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    Chen, S.R.; Davies, H.A.; Rainforth, W.M.

    1999-12-10

    Steels having compositions (wt%) 0.05--0.5C, 12.5--20Cr, 8--25Mn and 0--0.51N have been chill-block melt-spun to ribbons in order to investigate systematically, by X-ray diffractometry and electron microscopy, the effects of rapid solidification and of solute concentrations on the formation of the austenite phase. The austenite is most easily formed at (wt%) 16Cr--8Mn for 0.3C ribbons while {alpha}{prime}-martensite or {epsilon}-martensite was observed at lower concentrations of Cr or Mn and {alpha}-ferrite appeared for Cr {gt} 18 wt%. The volume fraction of austenite in the steel ribbons studied was found, by multiple regression analysis, to obey the equation {gamma}(%) = 94 + 26.8C + Mn x (8.4 {minus} 0.08Mn {minus} 0.44Cr) {minus} (Cr {minus} 17.7){sup 2}. Thus, the effect of Mn on {gamma} formation followed a non-linear function, containing an interaction term including the Cr and Mn contents, and first- and second-order terms involving the Mn concentration. This indicates the ranges over when Mn is a {gamma}-former or an {alpha}-former. Iso-austenitic lines, constructed on the basis of this new equation, are nearly orthogonal to those in the Schaeffler diagram for Cr-Mn steels so that use of the latter for prediction of the austenite content in the present case would be inappropriate.

  15. Synthesis and Performance of LiMnO2 as Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries

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    ZHAO Shi-xi; LIU Han-xing; OUYANG Shi-xi; LI Qiang

    2003-01-01

    Two structure types of LiMnO2 were synthesized by sol-gel method and ion-exchange method respectively.The results indicate that orthorhombic phase LiMnO2 is more stable than layered LiMnO2,o-LiMnO2 can be synthesized directly by sol-gel methods followed by heat-treated in argon,but layered LiMnO2 was obtained only by indirect methods such as ion-exchange method.In this paper,we first synthesized layered NaMnO2 by the sol-gel method,and then obtained layered LiMnO2 by the ion-exchange method.The phase constitution,chemical composition,and images of the products were tested by XRD,AAS (atomic absorption spectroscopy) and SEM.The electrochemical performances of the two structural types of LiMnO2 are obviously different during the initial few cycles,but later they both have a good capacity-retaining ability.The capacity of layered structure LiMnO2 is higher than that of o-LiMnO2.

  16. Isotropic, high coercive field in melt-spun tetragonal Heusler Mn3Ge

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    Adel Kalache

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured Mn3Ge ribbons with a composition ranging from 77 to 74 at.% Mn were prepared using induction melting, melt-spinning, and subsequent heat treatment. The hard magnetic properties of the ribbons originate from the highly anisotropic tetragonal D022 structure of Mn3Ge. Depending on the composition and the amount of ferrimagnetic Mn5Ge2 as a secondary phase, a coercivity of up to μ0HC = 2.62 T was obtained for the Mn3Ge ribbons. Microstructure investigations by transmission electron microscopy confirmed the formation of the secondary phase. All samples show isotropic coercive fields, i.e., independent of the direction of the applied magnetic field in contrast to already known epitaxial thin films. The Curie temperature was found to be higher than 800 K, which is the temperature of the phase transition from the tetragonal D022 structure to the hexagonal D019 structure.

  17. Isotropic, high coercive field in melt-spun tetragonal Heusler Mn3Ge

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    Kalache, Adel; Kreiner, Guido; Ouardi, Siham; Selle, Susanne; Patzig, Christian; Höche, Thomas; Felser, Claudia

    2016-08-01

    Nanostructured Mn3Ge ribbons with a composition ranging from 77 to 74 at.% Mn were prepared using induction melting, melt-spinning, and subsequent heat treatment. The hard magnetic properties of the ribbons originate from the highly anisotropic tetragonal D022 structure of Mn3Ge. Depending on the composition and the amount of ferrimagnetic Mn5Ge2 as a secondary phase, a coercivity of up to μ0HC = 2.62 T was obtained for the Mn3Ge ribbons. Microstructure investigations by transmission electron microscopy confirmed the formation of the secondary phase. All samples show isotropic coercive fields, i.e., independent of the direction of the applied magnetic field in contrast to already known epitaxial thin films. The Curie temperature was found to be higher than 800 K, which is the temperature of the phase transition from the tetragonal D022 structure to the hexagonal D019 structure.

  18. Graphene oxide-MnO2 nanocomposite for supercapacitor application

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    Muhammed Shafi, P.; Vishal, Jose K.; Chandra Bose, A.

    2016-09-01

    Increased depletion of fossil fuels along with global warming and climate change made the society to think about alternate green and sustainable energy sources and better energy storage devices. Extensive research has been performed on the development of solar cells, fuel cells, Lithium- ion battery and supercapacitors to combat the green house effect and its consequences, and to meet the increased energy crisis. Supercapacitors, also known as electrochemical capacitors are gained a great attention because of their pulse power supply, long cycle life (>100,000), simple principle and high dynamic of charge propagation. Its greater power density than lithium- ion battery and much larger energy density than conventional capacitors brought super capacitors to a promising energy storage device to meet the increased energy demands. Here we demonstrate supercapacitor electrode materials with graphene oxide (electric double layer capacitor) and α-MnO2 nanomaterial (pseudo-capacitor), as well as composite of these materials, which means that the bulk of the material undergoes a fast redox reaction to provide the capacitive response and they exhibit superior specific energies in addition to the carbon-based supercapacitors (double-layer capacitors). A simple soft chemical route is utilized to synthesize graphene oxide, α-MnO2 and graphene oxide-MnO2 composite. The phase and the structure of the synthesized materials are studied using X-ray diffractometry (XRD). The functional group and the presence of impurities are understood from Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra. The capacitive properties of the graphene oxide, graphene oxide - MnO2 nanocomposite and α-MnO2 are tested with the help of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge - discharge techniques using 1 M Na2SO4 in aqueous solution as electrolyte. It was found that graphene oxide - MnO2 nanocomposite shows better electrochemical behaviour compared to individual graphene oxide and α-MnO2 nanomaterial.

  19. Microstructural properties, electrical behavior and low field magnetoresistance of (1-x)La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO)+(x)Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 (NZFO) composites

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    Dar, Mashkoor Ahmad; Varshney, Dinesh

    2015-12-01

    The composites with composition of (1-x)La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO)+(x)Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 (NZFO) with x=0.0 (S1), 0.04 (S2), 0.07 (S3), 0.10 (S4), 0.30 (S5) and 1.0 (S6) were synthesized by solid-state reaction route. Structural study using Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern indicates a rhombohedrally-distorted structure (space group R3c) for LSMO phase while to that NZFO compound crystallizes in cubic structure (space group Fd3m). XRD patterns and microstructural analysis show that LSMO and NZFO phase exists independently in Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 doped composites. The transport properties of the compositions x=0.0, x=0.04, and x=0.07 showed that NZFO phase improves the resistivity and shifts the metal-insulator transition temperature TMI towards lower temperature. The magnetoresistance (MR) of composite samples with x=0.04 and x=0.07 decreases monotonously from 200 to 300 K in a magnetic field of 8 T. At lower temperatures (~5 K), a sharp drop of negative MR at low fields (H1 T) where MR is almost linear with applied magnetic field. Temperature dependence of resistivity for composites samples with x=0.04 and x=0.07 has been best fitted by small Polaron hopping (SPH) and variable range hopping models (VRH).

  20. Nanostructured Mn-based oxides for electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

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    Zhang, Kai; Han, Xiaopeng; Hu, Zhe; Zhang, Xiaolong; Tao, Zhanliang; Chen, Jun

    2015-02-07

    Batteries and supercapacitors as electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices are continuously serving for human life. The electrochemical performance of batteries and supercapacitors depends in large part on the active materials in electrodes. As an important family, Mn-based oxides have shown versatile applications in primary batteries, secondary batteries, metal-air batteries, and pseudocapacitors due to their high activity, high abundance, low price, and environmental friendliness. In order to meet future market demand, it is essential and urgent to make further improvements in energy and power densities of Mn-based electrode materials with the consideration of multiple electron reaction and low molecular weight of the active materials. Meanwhile, nanomaterials are favourable to achieve high performance by means of shortening the ionic diffusion length and providing large surface areas for electrode reactions. This article reviews the recent efforts made to apply nanostructured Mn-based oxides for batteries and pseudocapacitors. The influence of structure, morphology, and composition on electrochemical performance has been systematically summarized. Compared to bulk materials and notable metal catalysts, nanostructured Mn-based oxides can promote the thermodynamics and kinetics of the electrochemical reactions occurring at the solid-liquid or the solid-liquid-gas interface. In particular, nanostructured Mn-based oxides such as one-dimensional MnO2 nanostructures, MnO2-conductive matrix nanocomposites, concentration-gradient structured layered Li-rich Mn-based oxides, porous LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 nanorods, core-shell structured LiMnSiO4@C nanocomposites, spinel-type Co-Mn-O nanoparticles, and perovskite-type CaMnO3 with micro-nano structures all display superior electrochemical performance. This review should shed light on the sustainable development of advanced batteries and pseudocapacitors with nanostructured Mn-based oxides.

  1. Lewis acid catalysis and Green oxidations: sequential tandem oxidation processes induced by Mn-hyperaccumulating plants.

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    Escande, Vincent; Renard, Brice-Loïc; Grison, Claude

    2015-04-01

    Among the phytotechnologies used for the reclamation of degraded mining sites, phytoextraction aims to diminish the concentration of polluting elements in contaminated soils. However, the biomass resulting from the phytoextraction processes (highly enriched in polluting elements) is too often considered as a problematic waste. The manganese-enriched biomass derived from native Mn-hyperaccumulating plants of New Caledonia was presented here as a valuable source of metallic elements of high interest in chemical catalysis. The preparation of the catalyst Eco-Mn1 and reagent Eco-Mn2 derived from Grevillea exul exul and Grevillea exul rubiginosa was investigated. Their unusual polymetallic compositions allowed to explore new reactivity of low oxidative state of manganese-Mn(II) for Eco-Mn1 and Mn(IV) for Eco-Mn2. Eco-Mn1 was used as a Lewis acid to catalyze the acetalization/elimination of aldehydes into enol ethers with high yields; a new green and stereoselective synthesis of (-)-isopulegol via the carbonyl-ene cyclization of (+)-citronellal was also performed with Eco-Mn1. Eco-Mn2 was used as a mild oxidative reagent and controlled the oxidation of aliphatic alcohols into aldehydes with quantitative yields. Oxidative cleavage was interestingly noticed when Eco-Mn2 was used in the presence of a polyol. Eco-Mn2 allowed direct oxidative iodination of ketones without using iodine, which is strongly discouraged by new environmental legislations. Finally, the combination of the properties in the Eco-Mn catalysts and reagents gave them an unprecedented potential to perform sequential tandem oxidation processes through new green syntheses of p-cymene from (-)-isopulegol and (+)-citronellal; and a new green synthesis of functionalized pyridines by in situ oxidation of 1,4-dihydropyridines.

  2. Divalent Mn in calcium hydroxyapatite by pulse laser deposition.

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    Mayer, I; Peto, G; Karacs, A; Molnár, G; Popov, I

    2010-10-01

    Pulse laser deposition (PLD) was used to deposit Mn containing calcium hydroxyapatite (HAMn). The PLD process ensures that the composition of the target and the deposited layer is the same. In some cases additional effort should be made to preserve some volatile components, namely OH. This was ensured by water steam supply. Calcium hydroxyapatite deposited by this method has the same properties as the target in respect to lattice parameters and valence state of Mn, which ensures the fixation between hard tissue and metal implants. This fact makes PLD grown HAMn layer covering implants to be improved for practical use.

  3. Superplasticity in a lean Fe-Mn-Al steel.

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    Han, Jeongho; Kang, Seok-Hyeon; Lee, Seung-Joon; Kawasaki, Megumi; Lee, Han-Joo; Ponge, Dirk; Raabe, Dierk; Lee, Young-Kook

    2017-09-29

    Superplastic alloys exhibit extremely high ductility (>300%) without cracks when tensile-strained at temperatures above half of their melting point. Superplasticity, which resembles the flow behavior of honey, is caused by grain boundary sliding in metals. Although several non-ferrous and ferrous superplastic alloys are reported, their practical applications are limited due to high material cost, low strength after forming, high deformation temperature, and complicated fabrication process. Here we introduce a new compositionally lean (Fe-6.6Mn-2.3Al, wt.%) superplastic medium Mn steel that resolves these limitations. The medium Mn steel is characterized by ultrafine grains, low material costs, simple fabrication, i.e., conventional hot and cold rolling, low deformation temperature (ca. 650 °C) and superior ductility above 1300% at 850 °C. We suggest that this ultrafine-grained medium Mn steel may accelerate the commercialization of superplastic ferrous alloys.Research in new alloy compositions and treatments may allow the increased strength of mass-produced, intricately shaped parts. Here authors introduce a superplastic medium manganese steel which has an inexpensive lean chemical composition and which is suited for conventional manufacturing processes.

  4. Study of {sup 4}the influence of annealing parameters on the optical and compositional properties of ZnS, ZnS:Mn and ZnS:Sm grown by Sol Gel

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    Gomez-Barojas, E [CIDS-IC, BUAP. Ed. 103C, C.U. Col. San Manuel. Puebla, Pue. 72570 (Mexico); Sanchez-Mora, E; Silva-Gonzalez, R [Instituto de Fisica, BUAP. Apdo. Postal J-48 Puebla, Pue. 72570 (Mexico); Mendoza-Dorantes, T; Castillo-Abriz, C, E-mail: egomez@sirio.ifuap.buap.m [FIQ, BUAP. Puebla, Pue. 72570 (Mexico)

    2009-05-01

    Samples with 3 layers of ZnS were prepared on glass substrate by the Sol Gel method. The annealing parameters were varied as follows: each of the 3 constituent layers of sample 1 was annealed at 400 deg. C for 12 hrs. For sample 2, the 1rst and 2nd layers were annealed at 300 deg. C for 2hrs each and the 3rd one at 400 deg. C for 12 hrs. For sample 3, the 1st and 2nd layers were annealed at 200 deg. C for 2hrs each and the 3rd at 400 deg. C for 12 hrs. Furthermore, 2 samples: one with 3 layers of ZnS:Mn and the other with 3 layers of ZnS:Sm were prepared and annealed similarly to sample 2. AES depth profiles show a transversal diffusion of S in sample 1, a sulfur deficiency in sample 2, and a non distributed excess of S in sample 3. The absorption spectra of the 3 ZnS samples are very similar but the absorption edges shift to smaller energy values for the Mn and Sm doped ZnS samples. Sample 1 presents a PL spectrum with 2 bands at 441 and 537 nm while sample 2 presents a similar spectrum but the bands are 16 and 11 nm blue shifted.

  5. Zn-Mn-Al层状水滑石基复合氧化物光催化还原二氧化碳%Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by Composite Oxide Derived from Zn-Mn-Al Ternary Layered Double Hydroxides

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    严彬彬; 金献华; 谭广华; 陈燕; 张丽

    2015-01-01

    ZnMnAl-LDHs have been prepared via hydrothermal method. ZnMnAl mixed-metal oxide photocatalyst was derived from a ternary hydrotalcite-like precursor followed by controllable calcination temperature. The as-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The effects of the molar ratio of metal ion in the material, calcination before and after and calcination temperature on the structure and morphology of the as-prepared samples were investigated in detail. The results indicated that a single layered double hydroxide (LDH) precursor leads to a well-crystalline ternary oxide photocatalyst. The photocatalyst shows superior photocatalytic reduction of CO2 compared to the photodegradation of methyl orange (MO) under simulated sunlight irradiation. When the mass ratio of NaOH to NaCO3 is 1.6:5.04, the amount of photocatalyst is 1 g/L, the highest methanol yield can be obtained in 6 hours, most chromatographic area reached 89.7%. The present work demonstrated their potential as photocatalysts for photocatalytic CO2 reduction.%采用水热法制备ZnMnAl-CO3类水滑石,再经焙烧制备纳米锌锰铝三元复合金属氧化物光催化剂.采用X射线衍射表征了催化剂的组成结构.在模拟太阳光下,通过光催化降解甲基橙和还原CO2来考察样品的光催化活性,并探讨论了各种金属离子比、焙烧前后及焙烧温度对光催化活性的影响.结果表明:当锌、锰和铝的摩尔比为3:1:1、400℃焙烧时所得的样品,具有很强的CO2还原活性,明显优于对甲基橙的降解.当NaOH与Na2SO3的质量比为1.6:5.04时,催化剂加入量为1g/L,反应6h所得CO2的主要还原产物甲醇最多,峰面积达89.7%,说明该样品对减排温室气体具有潜在的应用前景.

  6. Study of dielectric and magnetic properties of PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3}-Mn{sub 0.3}Co{sub 0.6}Zn{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 1.7}O{sub 4} composite

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    Gupta, Arti [Advanced Ceramic Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India); Chatterjee, Ratnamala, E-mail: ratnamalac@gmail.co [Advanced Ceramic Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India)

    2010-04-15

    Results of detailed structural, dielectric, magnetic and magnetoelectric studies of (x)PbZr{sub 0.52}Ti{sub 0.48}O{sub 3}-(1-x)Mn{sub 0.3}Co{sub 0.6}Zn{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 1.7}O{sub 4} composites where x=65, 70, 75 and 80 are shown in this work. Manganese substituted cobalt ferrites are known to exhibit large strain derivative (dx/dH) and on the other hand substitution of Zn in pure cobalt ferrite is known to enhance its permeability mu and permittivity epsilon. The choice of ferrite as Mn, Zn simultaneously substituted cobalt ferrite (MCZFO) is made keeping in view that for good magnetoelectric (ME) voltage coefficient the magnetostrictive constituent phase of the composite should have large strain derivative (dx/dH) along with large permittivity and permeability. It is shown here that although the dielectric transition temperature changes significantly with change in the mole ratio of the two component phases, magnetic transition temperature (much less compared to the bulk cobalt ferrite) is relatively non-responsive to the changing molar ratio of the two component phases. In the vicinity of the magnetic transition temperature we observed an anomaly in tan delta vs. T plots, which indicates a possible magnetoelectric coupling in the samples. Magnetoelectric voltage coefficient (alpha{sub E}) has been measured using static magnetoelectric method. Highest magnetoelectric voltage coefficient (alpha{sub E}=0.312 mV/cmOe) is obtained for sample 80:20 at H{sub DC}=1000 Oe.

  7. Preparation of PEDOT/GO, PEDOT/MnO2, and PEDOT/GO/MnO2 nanocomposites and their application in catalytic degradation of methylene blue.

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    Zhang, Li; Jamal, Ruxangul; Zhao, Qin; Wang, Minchao; Abdiryim, Tursun

    2015-01-01

    The nanocomposite materials of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/graphene oxide (PEDOT/GO), poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/MnO2 (PEDOT/MnO2), and poly(3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/graphene oxide/MnO2 (PEDOT/GO/MnO2) were successfully prepared by facile and template-free solution method. The structure and morphology of nanonanocomposites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra (UV-vis), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), respectively. The catalytic activities of nanocomposites were investigated through the degradation processes of methylene blue (MB) solution under dark, UV light, and nature sunlight irradiation, respectively. The results displayed that nanocomposites were successfully synthesized, and PEDOT/GO had higher conjugation length and doped degree than pure PEDOT. However, the introduction of MnO2 could lead to the reduction of conjugation length and doped degree in PEDOT/MnO2 and PEDOT/GO/MnO2 nanocomposites. The field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) analysis also showed that both MnO2 and GO had some effect on the morphology of nanocomposites. The catalytic activities of pure PEDOT and nanocomposites were in the order of PEDOT/GO/MnO2 > PEDOT/MnO2 > PEDOT/GO > pure PEDOT. Besides, the catalytic results also showed that the highest degradation efficiency of MB after 7 h occurred in the PEDOT/GO/MnO2 composite in three irradiation.

  8. A study of Fe{sub 2+x}Mn{sub 1-x}Al alloys: Structural and magnetic properties

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    Paduani, C. [DF-UFSC, Florianopolis, CEP 88040 900 SC (Brazil)]. E-mail: paduani@fisica.ufsc.br; Migliavacca, A. [DF-UFSC, Florianopolis, CEP 88040 900 SC (Brazil); Poettker, W.E. [DF-UFSC, Florianopolis, CEP 88040 900 SC (Brazil); Schaf, J. [IF-UFRGS, Porto Alegre, CEP 91501 970 RS (Brazil); Krause, J.C. [DCET-URI, Santo Angelo, CEP 98802 470 RS (Brazil); Ardisson, J.D. [CDTN, Belo Horizonte, CEP 30123 970 MG (Brazil); Samudio Perez, C.A. [ICE-UPF, Passo Fundo, CEP 99001 970 RS (Brazil); Takeuchi, A.Y. [CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22290 180 (Brazil); Yoshida, M.I. [DQ-ICEX-UFMG, Belo Horizonte, CEP 31270 901 MG (Brazil)

    2007-08-01

    The Fe{sub 2+x}Mn{sub 1-x}Al alloys were studied experimentally to assess the effect of variations of composition around stoichiometric on the structural and magnetic properties of this system. The results indicate that the ordered L2{sub 1}(X{sub 2}YZ) structure of full Heusler alloys can be stabilized with small deviations of composition from the stoichiometric 2:1:1. The saturation magnetization is strongly composition dependent and decreases with the increase of the Mn concentration, in spite of the fact that the Mn atoms carry the largest moment in the ordered phase. The highest Curie temperature was observed for the Fe-richer alloy. Magnetic measurements suggest that atomic disorder and competition of the antiferromagnetic Fe-Mn and Mn-Mn interactions with the ferromagnetic Fe-Fe, Mn-Mn and Fe-Mn interactions lead to a frustrated couplings ending in a reentrant spin-glass behavior at low temperature.

  9. Pre-edge features in X-ray absorption structure of Mn in GaMnN, GaMnAs and GeMn

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    Titov, A. [A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation) and ' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' , CEA-CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d' Heres cedex (France)]. E-mail: titov@nsc.gpi.ru; Kulatov, E. [A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Uspenskii, Yu.A. [Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii prosp. 53, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Biquard, X. [DRFMC-SP2M, CEA Grenoble-38054 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Halley, D. [' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' , CEA-CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d' Heres cedex (France); Kuroda, S. [' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' , CEA-CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d' Heres cedex (France); Bellet-Amalric, E. [' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' , CEA-CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d' Heres cedex (France); DRFMC-SP2M, CEA Grenoble-38054 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Mariette, H. [' Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs' , CEA-CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d' Heres cedex (France); Cibert, J. [Laboratoire Louis Neel, CNRS, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France)

    2006-05-15

    Ga{sub 1-x}Mn{sub x}N samples with a wide range of concentrations, from x=0.003 to 0.057, were grown by molecular beam epitaxy. X-ray diffraction and the simulation of the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) confirmed the wurtzite structure of the samples, without any secondary phase, and the location of Mn in the gallium sublattice of GaN. The valence state of Mn was studied using the X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) at the K-edge of Mn. The shape of the measured XANES spectra does not depend on the Mn concentration: that implies the same valence state and local atomic structure around the Mn atom in all samples. A calculation of the electronic band structure of GaMnN, GaMnAs, GeMn and the XANES spectra of Mn in GaMnN was performed using the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method. The calculated spectra fit well our experimental data. In particular, the comparison demonstrates that a peak in the pre-edge structure is directly related to the 3+ valence state of Mn. This was confirmed experimentally by measurements of the Mn K-edge in GaMn{sup 2+}As and ZnMn{sup 2+}Te. An application of proposed interpretation for GeMn is discussed.

  10. SrMnII2MnIII(PO43

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    Ghaleb Alhakmi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, strontium trimanganese tris(orthophosphate, was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. Its structure is isotypic to that of the lead analogue PbMnII2MnIII(PO43. Two O atoms are in general positions, whereas all others atoms are in special positions. The Sr and one P atom exhibit mm2 symmetry, the MnII atom 2/m symmetry, the MnIII atom and the other P atom .2. symmetry and two O atoms are located on mirror planes. The three-dimensional network of the crystal structure is made up of two types of chains running parallel to [010]. One chain is linear and is composed of alternating MnIIIO6 octahedra and PO4 tetrahedra sharing vertices; the other chain has a zigzag arrangement and is built up from two edge-sharing MnIIO6 octahedra connected to PO4 tetrahedra by edges and vertices. The two types of chains are linked through PO4 tetrahedra, leading to the formation of channels parallel to [100] and [010] in which the SrII ions are located. They are surrounded by eight O atoms in the form of a slightly distorted bicapped trigonal prism.

  11. Core-Shell MnO2-SiO2 Nanorods for Catalyzing the Removal of Dyes from Water

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    Wei Gong

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This work presented a novel core-shell MnO2@m-SiO2 for catalyzing the removal of dyes from wastewater. MnO2 nanorods were sequentially coated with polydopamine (PDA and polyethyleneimine (PEI forming MnO2@PDA-PEI. By taking advantage of the positively charged amine groups, MnO2@PDA-PEI was further silicificated, forming MnO2@PDA-PEI-SiO2. After calcination, the composite MnO2@m-SiO2 was finally obtained. MnO2 nanorod is the core and mesoporous SiO2 (m-SiO2 is the shell. MnO2@m-SiO2 has been used to degrade a model dye Rhodamine B (RhB. The shell m-SiO2 functioned to adsorb/enrich and transfer RhB, and the core MnO2 nanorods oxidized RhB. Thus, MnO2@m-SiO2 combines multiple functions together. Experimental results demonstrated that MnO2@m-SiO2 exhibited a much higher efficiency for degradation of RhB than MnO2. The RhB decoloration and degradation efficiencies were 98.7% and 84.9%, respectively. Consecutive use of MnO2@m-SiO2 has demonstrated that MnO2@m-SiO2 can be used to catalyze multiple cycles of RhB degradation. After six cycles of reuse of MnO2@m-SiO2, the RhB decoloration and degradation efficiencies were 98.2% and 71.1%, respectively.

  12. Ultralow loss visible surface plasmon based waveguides formed in indium-tin-oxide coated Fe-doped LiNbO3 slabs.

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    Zhao, Hua; Xue, Tingyu; Li, Liang; Zhang, Jingwen

    2016-09-15

    Visible reconfigurable waveguides were evidenced in a composite system formed with indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films coated on iron-doped lithium noibate (LN) slabs. Surface plasmon polaritions (SPPs) excited at the ITO/LN interface were believed to be behind the observed light guiding, which is inherent with superlow loss for its sub-nanometer modified layer. The forward near-surface-normal scattering and accompanying reduction of the specular reflectivity in the front ITO/LN interface are consistent with SPP excitation.

  13. Creation of Air-Cooled Mn Series Bainitic Steels

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    FANG Hong-sheng; FENG Chun; ZHENG Yan-kang; YANG Zhi-gang; BAI Bing-zhe

    2008-01-01

    The development and mechanical performances of new type air-cooled Mn series bainitie steels including granular bainitie steels,FGBA/BG duplex steels,CFB/M duplex steels,medium carbon bainite/martensite steels,cast hainitic steels invented by the authors are summarized.The novel series of bainitie steels are alloyed with Mn,and several series bainitic duplex microstructures can be easily obtained under the condition of air cooling through unique composition design.The invented idea,the principle of alloying design,the strengthening mechanism,and the evolution of the microstructure of new type air-cooled Mn series bainitic steels are presented.Furthermore,the applications in different fields of these Mn series air-cooled bainitic steels with different strength level are also introdueed.It is suggested that the significance of the development of the air-cooled Mn series bainitic steel can be summarized as follows:reducing costs of both raw materials and production;good combination of strength and toughness;self-hardening with high bainitic hardenability by air cooling from hot working without additional quenching-tempering treatment or quenching procedure;large savings in energy resources;and reduced environmental pollution.

  14. Dependence of the magnetic properties of the dilute magnetic semiconductor Zn1-xMnxO nanorods on their Mn doping levels

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    Thongjamroon, S.; Ding, J.; Herng, T. S.; Tang, I. M.; Thongmee, S.

    2017-10-01

    The effects of Mn doping on the ferromagnetic properties of the dilute magnetic semiconductor Zn1-xMnxO nanorods (NR's) having the nominal composit-ions x = 0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.04 and 0.05 grown by a low temperature hydrothermal method are studied. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) is used to determine the actual amounts of the elements in each NR's. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence and vibrating sample magnetometer measurements are used to observe the effects of the Mn substitution on the properties of the doped ZnO and to relate the changes in the properties to changes in the defect content. It is observed that the saturation magnetization of the Mn ions in the wurtzite structure varies from 0.0210 μB/Mn2+ to 0.0234 μB/Mn2+ reaching a high of 0.0251 μB/Mn2+ as the Mn concentrations is varied from 0.9 to 7.36 atomic%. It is argued that the changes in the saturation magnetization are due to the competition between the direct Mn-Mn exchange interaction and the indirect Mn-O-Mn exchange interaction in the doped Mn ZnO NP's.

  15. Magnetic susceptibilities of liquid Cr-Au, Mn-Au and Fe-Au alloys

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    Ohno, S.; Shimakura, H. [Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, Higashijima, Akiha-ku, Niigata 956-8603 (Japan); Tahara, S. [Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara-cho, Okinawa 903-0213 (Japan); Okada, T. [Niigata College of Technology, Kamishin’eicho, Nishi-ku, Niigata 950-2076 (Japan)

    2015-08-17

    The magnetic susceptibility of liquid Cr-Au, Mn-Au, Fe-Au and Cu-Au alloys was investigated as a function of temperature and composition. Liquid Cr{sub 1-c}Au{sub c} with 0.5 ≤ c and Mn{sub 1-c}Au{sub c} with 0.3≤c obeyed the Curie-Weiss law with regard to their dependence of χ on temperature. The magnetic susceptibilities of liquid Fe-Au alloys also exhibited Curie-Weiss behavior with a reasonable value for the effective number of Bohr magneton. On the Au-rich side, the composition dependence of χ for liquid TM-Au (TM=Cr, Mn, Fe) alloys increased rapidly with increasing TM content, respectively. Additionally, the composition dependences of χ for liquid Cr-Au, Mn-Au, and Fe-Au alloys had maxima at compositions of 50 at% Cr, 70 at% Mn, and 85 at% Fe, respectively. We compared the composition dependences of χ{sub 3d} due to 3d electrons for liquid binary TM-M (M=Au, Al, Si, Sb), and investigated the relationship between χ{sub 3d} and E{sub F} in liquid binary TM-M alloys at a composition of 50 at% TM.

  16. 涂铝砂除锌吸附等温线研究及理论分析%Study and Theoretical Analysis on Adsorption Isotherm of Zinc Removal With Aluminum-Oxide-Coated Sand

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    高乃云; 徐迪民; 范瑾初; 严煦世

    2001-01-01

    The experiment and computation are introduced for adsorption isotherm of zinc removal with Aluminum-Oxide-Coated Sand (AOCS),which is described and analyzed by using the surface complexation and surface precipitation models.The isotherm of zinc removal is of Langmuir adsorption pattern and is valid for single-layer adsorption at low equilibrium concentration of Zn(Ⅱ).As the equilibrium concentration is increased to a certain extent,the sorption follows a Freundlich isotherm and multi-layer adsorption.However,further increase of the concentration results primarily in solid solution precipitation.%介绍了氧化铝涂层砂除锌吸附等温线试验、计算,并采用表面络合模型和沉积模型加以描述和分析。原水中Zn(Ⅱ)浓度低时,除锌吸附等温线属于Langmuir型,单层吸附;Zn(Ⅱ)平衡浓度增加到一定的范围时,属于Freundlich吸附等温线,多层吸附;Zn(Ⅱ)平衡浓度进一步增大,以固体溶液沉积为主。

  17. Effect of heat-treatment on phase formation and crystallization of sol–gel derived Al2O3, ZrO2–Y2O3, and Ta2O5 oxide coatings

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    Yang-Il Jung

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Various oxides of Al2O3, ZrO2–Y2O3, and Ta2O5 were coated on ferritic–martensitic steel for application as an environmental barrier layer. Sol–gel based coating was investigated to form the oxides by varying the coating parameters, such as the concentration of the precursors, the temperature of the curing, cycles of repeated runs, and additional heat-treatment. The obtained coatings revealed nano-sized granular structures. The surface morphologies were rough in alumina and zirconia, but appeared smooth in tantalum oxide. In the case of alumina and tantalum oxide, coated layers were mostly amorphous after pyrolysis at 750 °C. The crystalline phases were obtained after an additional heat-treatment at 950 °C. In the case of zirconia, a desirable oxide phase was formed when the samples were cured at 750 °C during the coating process. In addition to the heat-treatment after the coating, the repeated coatings were effective in crystallizing the coated layers and forming proper oxides.

  18. Elemental moment variation of bcc FexMn1-x on MgO(001)

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    Bhatkar, H.; Snow, R. J.; Arenholz, E.; Idzerda, Y. U.

    2017-02-01

    We report the growth, structural characterization, and electronic structure evolution of epitaxially grown bcc FexMn1-x on MgO(001). It is observed that the 20 nm thick FexMn1-x alloy films remained bcc from 0.65≤x≤1, much beyond the bulk stability range of 0.88≤x≤1. X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism show that both the Fe and Mn L3 binding energies slightly increase with Mn incorporation and that the elemental moment of Fe in the 20 nm crystalline bcc alloy film remain nearly constant, then shows a dramatic collapse near x 0.84. The Mn MCD intensity is found to be small at all compositions that exhibit ferromagnetism

  19. Pre-edge features in X-ray absorption structure of Mn in GaMnN, GaMnAs and GeMn

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    Titov, A.; Kulatov, E.; Uspenskii, Yu. A.; Biquard, X.; Halley, D.; Kuroda, S.; Bellet-Amalric, E.; Mariette, H.; Cibert, J.

    2006-05-01

    Ga1-xMnxN samples with a wide range of concentrations, from x=0.003 to 0.057, were grown by molecular beam epitaxy. X-ray diffraction and the simulation of the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) confirmed the wurtzite structure of the samples, without any secondary phase, and the location of Mn in the gallium sublattice of GaN. The valence state of Mn was studied using the X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) at the K-edge of Mn. The shape of the measured XANES spectra does not depend on the Mn concentration: that implies the same valence state and local atomic structure around the Mn atom in all samples. A calculation of the electronic band structure of GaMnN, GaMnAs, GeMn and the XANES spectra of Mn in GaMnN was performed using the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method. The calculated spectra fit well our experimental data. In particular, the comparison demonstrates that a peak in the pre-edge structure is directly related to the 3+ valence state of Mn. This was confirmed experimentally by measurements of the Mn K-edge in GaMnAs and ZnMnTe. An application of proposed interpretation for GeMn is discussed.

  20. EFFECT OF KOH ON MICRO-ARC OXIDATION COATINGS OF 2A12 ALUMINUM ALLOYS IN CH3COONa-Na2WO4 ELECTROLYTE

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    Lin, Zhao Qing; Yu, Hui Jun; He, Si Yu; He, Yi Ning; Chen, Chuan Zhong

    2014-02-01

    The ceramic coatings were prepared on 2A12 alloy by micro-arc oxidation in CH3COONa-Na2WO4 electrolyte system with different concentration of KOH added. The effects of KOH in this electrolyte on micromorphology, phase compositions, adhesion and corrosion resistance of the coatings were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scratch test and electrochemistry workstation. The results show that KOH has a significant influence on the surface morphology, which can make the surface smoother. The adhesion of the coating becomes stronger with the increase of KOH in the electrolyte. The corrosion resistance of the coated specimen increases a lot compared with that of the substrate. And the lowest corrosion current density (Icorr) of the coating prepared in the electrolyte with KOH is about three orders of magnitude lower than that of the substrate.

  1. High-spin Mn wheels.

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    Manoli, Maria; Prescimone, Alessandro; Bagai, Rashmi; Mishra, Abhudaya; Murugesu, Muralee; Parsons, Simon; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Christou, George; Brechin, Euan K

    2007-08-20

    The syntheses, structures, and magnetic properties of the complexes [MnIV4MnIII10MnII2O2(OCH3)12(tmp)8(O2CCH3)10].3Et2O (1.3Et2O), [MnIV2MnIII18MnII2O6(OCH3)14(O2CCH3)16(tmp)8(HIm)2].2CH3OH (2.2CH3OH), and [MnIV2MnIII18MnII2O6(OCH3)14(O2CCH3)16(Br-mp)8(HIm)2].2C6H14.5CH3OH (3.2C6H14.5CH3OH) are reported. The unusual wheel-like complexes were prepared by the treatment of [Mn3O(O2CCH3)6(HIm)3](O2CCH3) (HIm = imidazole) with 1,1,1-tris-(hydroxymethyl)propane (H3tmp) (1 and 2) or 2-(bromomethyl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (Br-mpH3) (3) in the presence of sodium methoxide (NaOCH3, 2, and 3) in CH3OH. Complex 1.3Et2O crystallizes in the triclinic space group P, while complexes 2.2CH3OH and 3.2C6H14.5CH3OH crystallize in the orthorhombic space group Pbca. Direct current magnetic susceptibility data, collected for 1-3 in the respective 1.8-300 K and 0.1-7 T temperature and magnetic-field ranges, afford spin ground-state values of S = 14 +/- 1 for complex 1 and S = 9 +/- 1 for complexes 2 and 3. Alternating current susceptibility measurements performed on all three complexes in the 1.8-10 K temperature range in a 3.5 G oscillating field at frequencies between 50 and 1000 Hz reveal out-of-phase chi"M signals below approximately 3 K. Single-crystal hysteresis loop and relaxation measurements confirm single-molecule magnetism behavior.

  2. Solid electrolyte coated high voltage layered–layered lithium-rich composite cathode: Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2

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    Martha, Surendra K. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division; Nanda, Jagjit [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division; Kim, Yoongu [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division; Unocic, Raymond R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division; Pannala, Sreekanth [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Division; Dudney, Nancy J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division

    2013-03-01

    We find that the electrochemical rate performance and capacity retention of the “layered–layered” lithium rich Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2(Li-rich NMC) material are significantly improved by a nanometer layer coating of a lithium conducting solid electrolyte, lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON). The LiPON layer is deposited on the Li-rich NMC particles by the RF-magnetron sputtering method. The presence of the LiPON layer provides interfacial stability under high current (rate) and voltage cycling conditions and thereby improves the capacity retention over cycle life compared to pristine or uncoated Li-rich NMC. Specifically, the LiPON coated Li-rich NMC composite electrode showed stable reversible capacities of >275 mAh g-1 when cycled to 4.9 V for more than 300 cycles, and showed at least threefold improvements in the rate performance compared to the uncoated electrode compositions. Increasing the LiPON layer thickness beyond a few nanometers leads to capacity fade due to increasing electronic resistance. Lastly, detailed microstructural and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies are undertaken to characterize and understand the role of LiPON in improving the interfacial stability and electrochemical activity at the interface.

  3. Low Temperature Synthesis of MnO2/Graphene Nanocomposites for Supercapacitors

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    Hao Huang; Guangren Sun; Jie Hu; Tifeng Jiao

    2015-01-01

    MnO2/graphene nanocomposites were synthesized through a simple route in a water-reflux condenser system. The as-prepared composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman microscope, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area analysis. Capacitive properties of the synthesized composite electrodes were investigated via cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/d...

  4. Ferromagnetism of Fe{sub 86}Mn{sub 14-y}Cu{sub y} alloys

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    Franca, F. [DF-UDESC, Joinville, CEP 89223-100, SC (Brazil); Paduani, C. [DF-UFSC, Florianopolis, CEP 88040-900, SC (Brazil)]. E-mail: paduani@fisica.ufsc.br; Krause, J.C. [DCET-URI, Santo Angelo, CEP 98802-470, RS (Brazil); Ardisson, J.D. [CDTN, Belo Horizonte, CEP 30123-970, MG (Brazil); Yoshida, M.I. [DQ-ICEX-UFMG, Belo Horizonte, CEP 31270-901, MG (Brazil); Schaf, J. [IF-UFRGS, Porto Alegre, CEP 91501-970, RS (Brazil)

    2007-01-01

    The magnetic properties of disordered Fe{sub 86}Mn{sub 14-y}Cu{sub y} alloys were investigated with several experimental techniques. The results of X-ray diffraction showed that these alloys are single phase with the A2 (BCC) structure. These are ferromagnetic alloys at room temperature, and the Curie temperature decreases with the increase of the Cu content. An abrupt loss of magnetization was observed below T{sub C} at a temperature which increases with the reduction of the Mn content in the alloys. The addition of manganese enhances the solubility of copper in iron matrix and retains the BCC structure in iron-rich alloys. The behavior of the magnetization with temperature and its composition dependence indicate that an antiferromagnetic coupling is expected between the Fe and Mn atoms. The magnetic moments of both Fe and Mn atoms are expected to vary strongly with composition in these alloys.

  5. Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater

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    Bohu, Tsing; Akob, Denise M.; Abratis, Michael; Lazar, Cassandre S.; Küsel, Kirsten

    2016-01-01

    The mechanisms, key organisms, and geochemical significance of biological low-pH Mn(II) oxidation are largely unexplored. Here, we investigated the structure of indigenous Mn(II)-oxidizing microbial communities in a secondary subsurface Mn oxide deposit influenced by acidic (pH 4.8) metal-rich groundwater in a former uranium mining area. Microbial diversity was highest in the Mn deposit compared to the adjacent soil layers and included the majority of known Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria (MOB) and two genera of known Mn(II)-oxidizing fungi (MOF). Electron X-ray microanalysis showed that romanechite [(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10] was conspicuously enriched in the deposit. Canonical correspondence analysis revealed that certain fungal, bacterial, and archaeal groups were firmly associated with the autochthonous Mn oxides. Eight MOB within the Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, and Bacteroidetes and one MOF strain belonging to Ascomycota were isolated at pH 5.5 or 7.2 from the acidic Mn deposit. Soil-groundwater microcosms demonstrated 2.5-fold-faster Mn(II) depletion in the Mn deposit than adjacent soil layers. No depletion was observed in the abiotic controls, suggesting that biological contribution is the main driver for Mn(II) oxidation at low pH. The composition and species specificity of the native low-pH Mn(II) oxidizers were highly adapted to in situ conditions, and these organisms may play a central role in the fundamental biogeochemical processes (e.g., metal natural attenuation) occurring in the acidic, oligotrophic, and metalliferous subsoil ecosystems.

  6. Electronic and magnetic properties of off-stoichiometric Co{sub 2}Mn{sub β}Si/MgO interfaces studied by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism

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    Singh, V. R.; Verma, V. K.; Ishigami, K.; Shibata, G.; Fujimori, A., E-mail: fujimori@wyvern.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Koide, T. [Photon Factory, IMSS, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Miura, Y.; Shirai, M. [Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Ishikawa, T.; Li, G.-F.; Yamamoto, M. [Division of Electronics for Informatics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0814 (Japan)

    2015-05-28

    We have studied the electronic and magnetic states of Co and Mn atoms at the interface of the Co{sub 2}Mn{sub β}Si (CMS)/MgO (β = 0.69, 0.99, 1.15, and 1.29) magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) by means of x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. In particular, the Mn composition (β) dependences of the Mn and Co magnetic moments were investigated. The experimental spin magnetic moments of Mn, m{sub spin}(Mn), derived from x-ray magnetic circular dichroism weakly decreased with increasing Mn composition β in going from Mn-deficient to Mn-rich CMS films. This behavior was explained by first-principles calculations based on the antisite-based site-specific formula unit (SSFU) composition model, which assumes the formation of only antisite defect, not vacancies, to accommodate off-stoichiometry. Furthermore, the experimental spin magnetic moments of Co, m{sub spin}(Co), also weakly decreased with increasing Mn composition. This behavior was consistently explained by the antisite-based SSFU model, in particular, by the decrease in the concentration of Co{sub Mn} antisites detrimental to the half-metallicity of CMS with increasing β. This finding is consistent with the higher tunnel magnetoresistance ratios which have been observed for CMS/MgO/CMS MTJs with Mn-rich CMS electrodes.

  7. The Mn site in Mn-doped Ga-As nanowires: an EXAFS study

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    d'Acapito, F.; Rovezzi, M.; Boscherini, F; Jabeen, F; Bais, G.; Piccin, M.; Rubini, S.; Martelli, F.

    2012-01-01

    We present an EXAFS study of the Mn atomic environment in Mn-doped GaAs nanowires. Mn doping has been obtained either via the diffusion of the Mn used as seed for the nanowire growth or by providing Mn during the growth of Au-induced wires. As a general finding, we observe that Mn forms chemical bonds with As but is not incorporated in a substitutional site. In Mn-induced GaAs wires, Mn is mostly found bonded to As in a rather disordered environment and with a stretched bond length, reminisce...

  8. Effect of KOH to Na2SiO3 Ratio on Microstructure and Hardness of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings on AA 6061 Alloy

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    Sharma, Ashutosh; Jang, Yong-Joo; Jung, Jae Pil

    2017-09-01

    In this study, plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) process has been employed to fabricate alumina coatings on AA 6061 aluminum alloy from an electrolyte containing water glass (Na2SiO3) and alkali (KOH). The effect of deposition time and the alkali to water glass (KOH: Na2SiO3) composition ratio on the coating morphology and properties are studied. The different phases of the oxide layer and microstructure are investigated by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The results indicate that initially γ-Al2O3 forms in the coating, and as the processing time is increased from 5 to 60 minutes, α-Al2O3 phase becomes prominent. Further, higher the content of Na2SiO3, higher is the hardness and coating growth rate due to the formation of stable α-Al2O3 and Al-Si-O phase. It has been reported that the optimum properties of the PEO coatings can be obtained at a ratio of KOH: Na2SiO3 ≈ 15:10 followed by 10:10.

  9. Anti-corrosion and wear properties of plasma electrolytic oxidation coating formed on high Si content Al alloy by sectionalized oxidation mode

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    Dai, Libin; Li, Wenfang; Zhang, Guoge; Fu, Nianqing; Duan, Qi

    2017-01-01

    In this study, a uniform and less defective ceramic coating was prepared on high Si content aluminium alloys by a sectionalized plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) mode. The PEO process of Al-9 wt. % Si binary alloy was performed under constant current mode followed by constant voltage mode. The surface micrographs and chemical compositions of different samples were analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. Micro-hardness and reciprocal-sliding testers were used to measure the coatings hardness and tribological performance. It was found that the sectionalized PEO mode could produce hard and anti-friction passive oxide layers with smaller holes and fewer cracks on the Al-Si alloy, comparing with the single constant current mode. In addition, the results of polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) tests conducted in 3.5 wt. % NaCl solution revealed that the coatings obtained by sectionalized PEO mode had a higher corrosion resistance and provided better corrosion protection for Al-Si alloy.

  10. Single-Step Assembly of Multifunctional Poly(tannic acid)-Graphene Oxide Coating To Reduce Biofouling of Forward Osmosis Membranes.

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    Hegab, Hanaa M; ElMekawy, Ahmed; Barclay, Thomas G; Michelmore, Andrew; Zou, Linda; Saint, Christopher P; Ginic-Markovic, Milena

    2016-07-13

    Graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets have antibacterial properties that have been exploited as a biocidal agent used on desalination membrane surfaces in recent research. Nonetheless, improved strategies for efficient and stable attachment of GO nanosheets onto the membrane surface are still required for this idea to be commercially viable. To address this challenge, we adopted a novel, single-step surface modification approach using tannic acid cross-linked with polyethylene imine as a versatile platform to immobilize GO nanosheets to the surface of polyamide thin film composite forward osmosis (FO) membranes. An experimental design based on Taguchi's statistical method was applied to optimize the FO processing conditions in terms of water and reverse solute fluxes. Modified membranes were analyzed using water contact angle, adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence, total organic carbon, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ζ potential, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. These results show that membranes were modified with a nanoscale (<10 nm), smooth, hydrophilic coating that, compared to pristine membranes, improved filtration and significantly mitigated biofouling by 33% due to its extraordinary, synergistic antibacterial properties (99.9%).

  11. Effect of Al2O3 Micro-powder Additives on the Properties of Micro-arc Oxidation Coatings Formed on 6061 Aluminum Alloy

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    Wang, Ping; Wu, Ting; Xiao, You Tao; Pu, Jun; Guo, Xiao Yang; Huang, Jun; Xiang, Chun Lang

    2016-09-01

    Al2O3 micro-powder was suspended in the basis electrolyte to form micro-arc oxidation (MAO) coatings on 6061 aluminum alloy by MAO. During the stage of micro-arc oxidation, Al2O3 micro-powder with negative surface charge was melted by the micro-arc around the anode and incorporated into the MAO coatings. With the continuous addition of Al2O3 micro-powder, the oxidation voltages rose up firstly and then decreased. The surface and cross-sectional morphologies showed that the size of micropores decreased and the MAO coatings surface got loosened following the variation in Al2O3 micro-powder concentration. As a consequence of the changing coating structure, the corrosion resistance of the coatings decreased apparently. The micro-hardness of the coatings increased firstly and then decreased, opposite to the trend of the average friction coefficient. It revealed the minimum average friction coefficient of MAO coatings and maximum adhesion between the coatings and substrate when 2.0 g/L Al2O3 micro-powder was added into electrolyte. There were visible cracks and peelings on the coating surface merely at 4.0 g/L after thermal shock tests. The x-ray diffraction results indicated that the addition of Al2O3 micro-powder had less effect on the phase composition of MAO coatings.

  12. Magnetic analysis of martensitic and austenitic phases in metamagnetic NiMn(In, Sn) alloys

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    Lázpita, P., E-mail: patricia.lazpita@ehu.es [University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa (Spain); Escolar, J. [University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa (Spain); Chernenko, V.A. [University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa (Spain); BCMaterials, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Ed. 500, Derio 48160 (Spain); Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao 48013 (Spain); Barandiarán, J.M. [University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa (Spain); BCMaterials, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Ed. 500, Derio 48160 (Spain)

    2015-09-25

    Highlights: • NiMnIn austenite and martensite have similar Ising-type critical exponents. • NiMnIn critical exponents rule out disordered states as spin-glass in martensite. • In NiMnIn alloys, magnetism arises mainly from moments localized at Mn atoms. • NiCoMnSn critical exponents are close to the ones from tricritical mean field model. • NiCoMnSn complex magnetic state results from three different magnetic atoms. - Abstract: Two different metamagnetic shape memory alloys of nominal composition Ni{sub 50}Mn{sub 36}In{sub 14} and Ni{sub 42}Co{sub 8}Mn{sub 39}Sn{sub 11} have been studied by means of modified Arrott plots to give insight into the magnetic states of both the austenitic and martensitic phases. For Ni{sub 50}Mn{sub 36}In{sub 14} alloy, the same critical exponents (β = 0.32 and γ = 2.0) are obtained in austenite and martensite. They suggest that localized moments at Mn atoms are responsible for the magnetism of both phases according to the Ising model. The martensite, however, displays a rather complex behavior because β continuously changes with temperature. In Ni{sub 43}Co{sub 6.5}Mn{sub 39}Sn{sub 11.5}, critical exponents in the austenite are β = 0.27 and γ = 1.0. They are close to the tricritical mean field model, but no reliable fits were obtained in the martensite. The results are discussed in terms of microscopically different magnetic states in two alloys reflecting a complex interplay between the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic contributions.

  13. Effect of palladium on the reducibility of Mn based materials: correlation with methane oxidation activity.

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    Baylet, A; Royer, S; Labrugère, C; Valencia, H; Marécot, P; Tatibouët, J M; Duprez, D

    2008-10-21

    Mn-based oxide supports were synthesized using different procedures: (i) carbonate co-precipitation method, leading to the formation of a hexaaluminate crystallized solid (La(0.2)Sr(0.3)Ba(0.5)MnAl(11)O(19)) and (ii) solid-solid diffusion method, leading to the formation of a doped theta-Al(2)O(3) crystallized solid (nominal composition: 60 wt% La(0.2)Sr(0.3)Ba(0.5)MnAl(11)O(19) + 40 wt% Al(2)O(3)). Impregnation of 1.0 wt%Pd was carried out on both oxides. The solids were tested for the catalytic methane combustion up to 700 degrees C. It was observed that adding palladium resulted in an important increase in the catalytic activity. The combined use of H(2)-TPR and XPS techniques reveals that only Mn(3+)/Mn(2+) redox "couple" is present in the solids, whatever the synthesis procedure used. The fraction Mn(3+)/Mn is proportional to the total Mn content in the solid support, whatever the sample structure (hexaaluminate or doped theta-Al(2)O(3)) and its morphology (large crystals or aggregates of small particles, respectively). Pd impregnation and further calcination at 650 degrees C has no significant effect on the Mn(3+)/Mn fraction. However, some changes in Mn(3+) reduction profile are observed, depending on the solid structure. Indeed, palladium addition strongly affects the manganese reducibility with an important shift of the reduction process to lower temperatures (approximately 100 degrees C). On the basis of redox properties observed for the different catalysts, a Mars-van-Krevelen redox mechanism, with oxygen transfer from support oxides to palladium particles, is proposed to explain the difference in terms of catalytic conversion and stability with respect to a 1.0 wt%Pd/Al(2)O(3) reference sample.

  14. Pilot Scale Production of Manganese Ferroalloys Using Heat-Treated Mn-Nodules

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    Tangstad, Merete; Ringdalen, Eli; Manilla, Edmundo; Davila, Daniel

    2016-12-01

    Pilot-scale experiments are one way to investigate the process patterns and the reaction mechanisms of processes and raw materials. To understand a process fully, both theoretical considerations as well as small-scale investigations are needed; nevertheless, the complex patterns of chemical reactions and physical phenomena can best be studied in pilot-scale investigations. After studying the chemical and mineralogical properties, the strength and the melting behavior of Mn-nodules, presented in a previous paper, the process behavior of the ore is studied in a pilot scale experiment. The industrial process is simulated in a top-and bottom-electrode furnace operated at about 150 kW. The high-strength, low-melting Mn-nodules produced by Autlan were the main raw material mixed with Comilog ore and some lime. It was shown that the Mn-nodules behave in principle like other commercial Mn-raw materials. The ore will at the border of the high-temperature area produce a liquid in coexistence with a MnO phase. As the ore is reaching the cokebed zone, the ore is already fully reduced. The ore will not be reduced much more in the cokebed area. The slag will be tapped at the composition close to the liquidus composition, as observed for other Mn-raw materials, and thus, also follow the well-known rule of lower MnO content in the slag with higher basicity.

  15. Pilot Scale Production of Manganese Ferroalloys Using Heat-Treated Mn-Nodules

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    Tangstad, Merete; Ringdalen, Eli; Manilla, Edmundo; Davila, Daniel

    2017-02-01

    Pilot-scale experiments are one way to investigate the process patterns and the reaction mechanisms of processes and raw materials. To understand a process fully, both theoretical considerations as well as small-scale investigations are needed; nevertheless, the complex patterns of chemical reactions and physical phenomena can best be studied in pilot-scale investigations. After studying the chemical and mineralogical properties, the strength and the melting behavior of Mn-nodules, presented in a previous paper, the process behavior of the ore is studied in a pilot scale experiment. The industrial process is simulated in a top-and bottom-electrode furnace operated at about 150 kW. The high-strength, low-melting Mn-nodules produced by Autlan were the main raw material mixed with Comilog ore and some lime. It was shown that the Mn-nodules behave in principle like other commercial Mn-raw materials. The ore will at the border of the high-temperature area produce a liquid in coexistence with a MnO phase. As the ore is reaching the cokebed zone, the ore is already fully reduced. The ore will not be reduced much more in the cokebed area. The slag will be tapped at the composition close to the liquidus composition, as observed for other Mn-raw materials, and thus, also follow the well-known rule of lower MnO content in the slag with higher basicity.

  16. A direct electrochemical route from oxides to TiMn2 hydrogen storage alloy☆

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    Jing Zhu; Lei Dai; Yao Yu; Jilin Cao; Ling Wang

    2015-01-01

    This study is for investigating the direct electro-deoxidation of mixed TiO2–MnO2 powder to prepare TiMn2 al oy in molten calcium chloride. The influences of process parameters, such as sintering temperature, cell voltage, and electrolysis time, on the electrolysis process were examined to investigate the mechanism of al oy formation. The composition and morphology of the products were analyzed by XRD and SEM, respectively. The electrochemical property of TiMn2 al oy was investigated by cyclic voltammetry measurements. The results show that pure TiMn2 can be prepared by direct electrochemical reduction of mixed TiO2/MnO2 pellets at a voltage of 3.1 V in molten calcium chloride of 900 °C for 7 h. The electro-deoxidation proceeds from the reduction of manganese oxides to Mn, which is reduced by TiO2 or CaTiO3 to form TiMn2 al oy. The cyclic voltammetry measurements using pow-der microelectrode show that the prepared TiMn2 al oy has good electrochemical hydrogen storage property. © 2015 The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, and Chemical Industry Press. Al rights reserved.

  17. Induced effects of Cu underlayer on (111) orientation of Fe50 Mn50 thin films

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