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  1. Initial biochar properties related to the removal of As, Se, Pb, Cd, Cu, Ni, and Zn from an acidic suspension.

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    Clemente, Joyce S; Beauchemin, Suzanne; MacKinnon, Ted; Martin, Joseph; Johnston, Cliff T; Joern, Brad

    2017-03-01

    This study tests the influence of a diverse set of biochar properties on As(V), Se(IV), Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), or Zn(II) removal from solution at pH 4.5. Six commercial biochars produced using different feedstock and pyrolysis conditions were extensively characterized using physical, chemical, and spectroscopic techniques, and their properties were correlated to anion and cation removal using multiple linear regression. H/total organic C (TOC) ratio and volatile matter were positively correlated to cation removal from solution, which indicate interactions between metals and non-aromatic C. Defining the correlation of ion removal with specific OC functional groups was hindered by the inherent limitations of the spectroscopic techniques, which was exacerbated by the heterogeneity of the biochars. Ash was negatively correlated to Se(IV) and positively correlated to Cd(II), Cu(II), and Ni(II) removal from solution. Interference from soluble P in biochars may partly explain the low Se(IV) removal from solution; and Ca-, P-, and Fe- containing compounds likely sorbed or precipitated Pb(II), Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II). Furthermore, Ca-oxalate identified using X-ray diffraction in willow, may be responsible for willow's increased ability to remove Cd(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) compared to the other 5 biochars. It was clear that both OC and inorganic biochar components influenced metal(loid) and Se(IV) removal from solution. The non-aromatic and volatile OC correlated to removal from solution may be readily available for microbial degradation, while Mg, N, P, and S are required for biological growth. Biological metabolism and uptake of these compounds may inhibit or destabilize their interaction with contaminants. Crown Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  3. A transferable force field for CdS-CdSe-PbS-PbSe solid systems

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    Fan, Zhaochuan; Koster, Rik S.; Wang, Shuaiwei; Fang, Changming; Yalcin, Anil O.; Tichelaar, Frans D.; Zandbergen, Henny W.; van Huis, Marijn A.; Vlugt, Thijs J. H.

    2014-01-01

    A transferable force field for the PbSe-CdSe solid system using the partially charged rigid ion model has been successfully developed and was used to study the cation exchange in PbSe-CdSe heteronanocrystals [A. O. Yalcin et al., "Atomic resolution monitoring of cation exchange in CdSe-PbSe heterona

  4. Phase stabilities of pyrite-related MTCh compounds (M=Ni, Pd, Pt; T=Si, Ge, Sn, Pb; Ch=S, Se, Te): A systematic DFT study

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    Bachhuber, Frederik [University of Regensburg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany); School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland (New Zealand); Krach, Alexander; Furtner, Andrea [University of Regensburg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany); Söhnel, Tilo [School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland (New Zealand); Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand); Peter, Philipp; Rothballer, Jan [University of Regensburg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany); Weihrich, Richard, E-mail: richard.weihrich@chemie.uni-r.de [University of Regensburg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)

    2015-03-15

    Pyrite-type and related systems appear for a wide range of binary and ternary combinations of transition metals and main group elements that form Zintl type dumbbell anion units. Those representatives with 20 valence electrons exhibit an extraordinary structural flexibility and interesting properties as low-gap semiconductors or thermoelectric and electrode materials. This work is devoted to the systematic exploration of novel compounds within the class of MTCh compounds (M=Ni, Pd, Pt; T=Si, Ge, Sn, Pb; Ch=S, Se, Te) by means of density functional calculations. Their preferred structures are predicted from an extended scheme of colored pyrites and marcasites. To determine their stabilities, competing binary MT{sub 2} and MCh{sub 2} boundary phases are taken into account as well as ternary M{sub 3}T{sub 2}Ch{sub 2} and M{sub 2}T{sub 3}Ch{sub 3} systems. Recently established stability diagrams are presented to account for MTCh ordering phenomena with a focus on a not-yet-reported ordering variant of the NiAs{sub 2} type. Due to the good agreement with experimental data available for several PtTCh systems, the predictions for the residual systems are considered sufficiently accurate. - Graphical abstract: Compositional and structural stability of MTCh compounds is investigated from first principle calculations. A conceptional approach is presented to study and predict novel stable and metastable compounds and structures of low gap semiconductors with TCh dumbbell units that are isoelectronic and structurally related to pyrite (FeS{sub 2}). - Highlights: • Study of compositional stability of MTCh vs. M{sub 3}T{sub 2}Ch{sub 2} and M{sub 2}T{sub 3}Ch{sub 3} compounds. • Study of structural stability of known and novel MTCh compounds. • Prediction of novel stable and metastable structures and compounds isoelectronic to pyrite, FeS{sub 2}.

  5. The stabilities and electronic properties of NiAs-type and PbO-type FeX (X=S, Se, Te) structures%NiAs、PbO型FeX(X=S,Se,Te)结构的稳定性与电子特征

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    杨建辉; 张绍政; 计嘉琳; 韦世豪

    2016-01-01

    利用基于密度泛函理论的第一性原理方法, NiAs与PbO型FeX( X=S, Se, Te)结构的稳定性与电子特征得到了研究.计算结果显示Fe的内聚能与X-Fe元素之间的相互作用是影响FeX结构稳定性的重要因素.当X原子半径较小、电负性较大时( X=S), FeX趋向于形成Fe-X相互作用较强、密度较大的NiAs型结构;当X原子半径较大、电负性较小时( X=Se, Te), FeX趋向于形成Fe-Fe相互作用较强、密度较小的PbO型结构.此外,压强使得PbO型FeX结构的稳定性降低.当压强分别大于5、9 GPa时, FeTe、FeSe趋向于形成NiAs型结构.PbO型FeSe中Fe原子周围的电子密度随压强的增大而增大.%The structural stabilities and electronic properties of PbO-and NiAs-type FeX ( X=S, Se, Te) were investigated within density functional theory.The calculated results showed that the cohesive energy of Fe atoms and the interactions between Fe and X ( X=S, Se, Te) elements played important roles in the structural stabili-ties of FeX.For X atoms with smaller radius and higher electronegativity , such as S , FeX preferred to NiAs-type structure which had higher Fe-X bond energy and density than PbO-type structure.On the other hand , when the X atomic radius was larger and its electronegativity was lower , such as Se and Te , the PbO-type structure for FeX was more stable than NiAs-type structure.The PbO-type FeX had higher Fe-Fe bond energy and lower density.In further , it was found that the pressure would decrease the structural stability of PbO-type FeX and make FeSe and FeTe prefer to NiAs-type structure at 9 and 5 GPa, respectively.For PbO-type FeSe, the electronic density around Fe atoms increased with the increasing of pressure.

  6. A transferable force field for CdS-CdSe-PbS-PbSe solid systems

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    Fan, Zhaochuan; Koster, Rik S.; Wang, Shuaiwei; Fang, Changming; Anil O. Yalcin; Frans D. Tichelaar; Zandbergen, Henny W.; Van Huis, Marijn A.; Vlugt, Thijs J H

    2014-01-01

    A transferable force field for the PbSe-CdSe solid system using the partially charged rigid ion model has been successfully developed and was used to study the cation exchange in PbSe-CdSe heteronanocrystals [A. O. Yalcin et al., "Atomic resolution monitoring of cation exchange in CdSe-PbSe heteronanocrystals during epitaxial solid-solid-vapor growth," Nano Lett. 14, 3661-3667 (2014)]. In this work, we extend this force field by including another two important binary semiconductors, PbS and C...

  7. A transferable force field for CdS-CdSe-PbS-PbSe solid systems.

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    Fan, Zhaochuan; Koster, Rik S; Wang, Shuaiwei; Fang, Changming; Yalcin, Anil O; Tichelaar, Frans D; Zandbergen, Henny W; van Huis, Marijn A; Vlugt, Thijs J H

    2014-12-28

    A transferable force field for the PbSe-CdSe solid system using the partially charged rigid ion model has been successfully developed and was used to study the cation exchange in PbSe-CdSe heteronanocrystals [A. O. Yalcin et al., "Atomic resolution monitoring of cation exchange in CdSe-PbSe heteronanocrystals during epitaxial solid-solid-vapor growth," Nano Lett. 14, 3661-3667 (2014)]. In this work, we extend this force field by including another two important binary semiconductors, PbS and CdS, and provide detailed information on the validation of this force field. The parameterization combines Bader charge analysis, empirical fitting, and ab initio energy surface fitting. When compared with experimental data and density functional theory calculations, it is shown that a wide range of physical properties of bulk PbS, PbSe, CdS, CdSe, and their mixed phases can be accurately reproduced using this force field. The choice of functional forms and parameterization strategy is demonstrated to be rational and effective. This transferable force field can be used in various studies on II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor materials consisting of CdS, CdSe, PbS, and PbSe. Here, we demonstrate the applicability of the force field model by molecular dynamics simulations whereby transformations are initiated by cation exchange.

  8. PbSe Nanocrystal Excitonic Solar Cells

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    Choi, Joshua J.

    2009-11-11

    We report the design, fabrication, and characterization of colloidal PbSe nanocrystal (NC)-based photovoltaic test structures that exhibit an excitonic solar cell mechanism. Charge extraction from the NC active layer is driven by a photoinduced chemical potential energy gradient at the nanostructured heterojunction. By minimizing perturbation to PbSe NC energy levels and thereby gaining insight into the "intrinsic" photovoltaic properties and charge transfer mechanism of PbSe NC, we show a direct correlation between interfacial energy level offsets and photovoltaic device performance. Size dependent PbSe NC energy levels were determined by cyclic voltammetry and optical spectroscopy and correlated to photovoltaic measurements. Photovoltaic test structures were fabricated from PbSe NC films sandwiched between layers of ZnO nanoparticles and PEDOT:PSS as electron and hole transporting elements, respectively. The device current-voltage characteristics suggest a charge separation mechanism that Is distinct from previously reported Schottky devices and consistent with signatures of excitonic solar cells. Remarkably, despite the limitation of planar junction structure, and without film thickness optimization, the best performing device shows a 1-sun power conversion efficiency of 3.4%, ranking among the highest performing NC-based solar cells reported to date. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

  9. Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction using diethyldithiocarbamate as a chelating agent and the dried-spot technique for the determination of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se and Pb by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

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    Kocot, Karina; Zawisza, Beata; Sitko, Rafal

    2012-07-01

    Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) using sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC) as a chelating agent was investigated for the simultaneous determination of iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, selenium and lead ions in water samples. The procedure was performed using 5 mL of the sample, 100 μL of a 0.5% solution of DDTC, 30 μL of carbon tetrachloride (extraction phase) and 500 μL of methanol (disperser solvent). The experiments showed that Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb can be simultaneously extracted at a pH of 5 and that Se can be extracted at a pH of 2-3. The results were compared with those obtained using ammonium pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate as a chelating agent. For all analytes, a linear range was observed up to 0.4 μg mL- 1. If Fe and Zn are present in concentrations 10 times higher than those of the other analytes, then the linearity is observed up to 0.2 μg mL- 1. In the present study, the organic phase that contained preconcentrated elements was deposited onto a Millipore filter and measured using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The obtained detection limits were 2.9, 1.5, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5, 2.0 and 3.9 ng mL- 1 for Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se and Pb, respectively. This combination of DLLME and the dried-spot technique is promising for multielement analyses using other spectroscopy techniques, such as laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy or total-reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

  10. Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction using diethyldithiocarbamate as a chelating agent and the dried-spot technique for the determination of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se and Pb by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

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    Kocot, Karina; Zawisza, Beata; Sitko, Rafal, E-mail: rafal.sitko@us.edu.pl

    2012-07-15

    Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) using sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC) as a chelating agent was investigated for the simultaneous determination of iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, selenium and lead ions in water samples. The procedure was performed using 5 mL of the sample, 100 {mu}L of a 0.5% solution of DDTC, 30 {mu}L of carbon tetrachloride (extraction phase) and 500 {mu}L of methanol (disperser solvent). The experiments showed that Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb can be simultaneously extracted at a pH of 5 and that Se can be extracted at a pH of 2-3. The results were compared with those obtained using ammonium pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate as a chelating agent. For all analytes, a linear range was observed up to 0.4 {mu}g mL{sup -1}. If Fe and Zn are present in concentrations 10 times higher than those of the other analytes, then the linearity is observed up to 0.2 {mu}g mL{sup -1}. In the present study, the organic phase that contained preconcentrated elements was deposited onto a Millipore filter and measured using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The obtained detection limits were 2.9, 1.5, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5, 2.0 and 3.9 ng mL{sup -1} for Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se and Pb, respectively. This combination of DLLME and the dried-spot technique is promising for multielement analyses using other spectroscopy techniques, such as laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy or total-reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Multielement trace analysis using dried-spot technique and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Possibility of combination of LPME with EDXRF, LIBS or LA-ICP-MS. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Comparison of APDC and DDTC as chelating agents.

  11. One-step synthesis of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin film

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    2011-01-01

    This study investigates the preparation of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin films by simultaneous hot-wall deposition (HWD) from multiple resources. The XRD result reveals that the solubility limit of Pb in ZnSe is quite narrow, less than 1 mol%, with obvious phase-separation in the composite thin films. A nanoscale elemental mapping of the film containing 5 mol% PbSe indicates that isolated PbSe nanocrystals are dispersed in the ZnSe matrix. The optical absorption edge of the composite thin films shifts toward the low-photon-energy region as the PbSe content increases. The use of a phase-separating PbSe-ZnSe system and HWD techniques enables simple production of the composite package. PMID:21711822

  12. One-step synthesis of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin film

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    Abe Seishi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This study investigates the preparation of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin films by simultaneous hot-wall deposition (HWD from multiple resources. The XRD result reveals that the solubility limit of Pb in ZnSe is quite narrow, less than 1 mol%, with obvious phase-separation in the composite thin films. A nanoscale elemental mapping of the film containing 5 mol% PbSe indicates that isolated PbSe nanocrystals are dispersed in the ZnSe matrix. The optical absorption edge of the composite thin films shifts toward the low-photon-energy region as the PbSe content increases. The use of a phase-separating PbSe-ZnSe system and HWD techniques enables simple production of the composite package.

  13. One-step synthesis of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin film

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    2011-01-01

    Abstract This study investigates the preparation of PbSe-ZnSe composite thin films by simultaneous hot-wall deposition (HWD) from multiple resources. The XRD result reveals that the solubility limit of Pb in ZnSe is quite narrow, less than 1 mol%, with obvious phase-separation in the composite thin films. A nanoscale elemental mapping of the film containing 5 mol% PbSe indicates that isolated PbSe nanocrystals are dispersed in the ZnSe matrix. The optical absorption edge of the composite thin...

  14. Phase equilibria and liquid phase epitaxy growth of PbSnSeTe lattice matched to PbSe

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    Mccann, Patrick J.; Fonstad, Clifton G.; Fuchs, Jacob; Feit, Ze'ev

    1987-01-01

    The necessary phase diagram data for growing lattice-matched layers of PbSnSeTe on PbSe are presented. Solid compounds of Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Se(1-y)Te(y) lattice-matched to PbSe were grown from liquid melts consisting of (Pb/1-x/Sn/x/)(1-z)(Se/1-y/Te/y/)(z); phase equilibria data were determined together with liquidus data for values of x(liquid) from 0 to 40 percent and y(liquid) from 0 to 40 percent for temperatures between 450 and 540 C. It was found that relatively large amounts of Te must be added to the melt to achieve lattice matching because of its low segregation coefficient relative to Se. A significant lattice-pulling effect was discovered for the 5-percent Sn case, and a similar effect is expected for the 10- and 20-percent Sn cases.

  15. Structural and optical properties of ZnSe thin films stacked with PbSe submonolayers

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    Manonmani Parvathi, M.; Arivazhagan, V.; Rajesh, S.

    2014-09-01

    Structural and optical properties of Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) thin films stacked with multiple Lead Selenide (PbSe) submonolayers (ML) were studied. Thermal evaporation was preferred to produce ZnSe-PbSe thin films with the PbSe ML thickness ranges from 2.5 to 10 nm. Polycrystalline nature of the ZnSe was revealed through high resolution X-ray diffractometer measurement. The development of micro strain at the interfaces with increasing PbSe ML thickness was observed. A cross-sectional TEM image shows well-ordered periodicity and reproducibility of the layer thickness. The enhancement of optical absorption of ZnSe was identified upon stacking of PbSe ML. The evidence for quantum confinement in PbSe ML was revealed by the obtained red shift in band gap (2.5-1.8 eV) values as well as photoluminescence emission at 1,071 nm. The presence of tensile strain in the ZnSe layers upon staking of PbSe ML was discussed by the shift in LO phonon modes in Raman spectra.

  16. Paramagnetism in NiSe2

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    Inoue, Nozomu; Yasuoka, Hiroshi; Ogawa, Shinji

    1980-03-01

    The magnetic properties of a pyrite compound NiSe2 have been investigated by the 77Se NMR, the magnetic susceptibility and the specific heat measurements in the temperature range between 1.6 and 300 K. The electronic specific heat coefficient, γ, is obtained to be (8.5± 1.0) mJ/K2mol. The values of the magnetic susceptibility and the Knight shift are estimated to be 2.17× 10-4 emu/mol and +(1.0± 0.1)%, respectively, both being independent of temperature. The product of the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation time and temperature, T1T, is found to be constant with a value or 240 msec K. From these results, it is concluded that NiSe2 is one of the typical Pauli paramagnets and the usual Korringa relation holds with a relatively small exchange enhancement effect. Discussions of the origin of the hyperfine coupling constant of 77Se are also given in conjunction with the reported result of CoSe2.

  17. PbSe nanocubes obtained by high-energy milling

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    Rojas-Chavez, H., E-mail: hrojasc@ipn.mx [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada - IPN (Mexico); Reyes-Carmona, F. [Facultad de Quimica - UNAM (Mexico); Achimovicova, M. [Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geotechnics (Slovakia); Daneu, N. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Department for Nanostructured Materials (Slovenia); Jaramillo-Vigueras, D. [Centro de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica - IPN (Mexico)

    2012-06-15

    In this study, PbSe nanocubes were obtained by high-energy milling, and their optical properties were investigated by measuring the UV-VIS-IR spectra in the range of 200-2,000 nm. The optical absorption of all samples showed a strong UV emission band at 1.45 eV. Previously, to obtain only PbSe nanocubes, an intermediate phase was identified, PbSeO{sub 3}. Although both PbSeO{sub 3} and PbSe were traced through this study, a major effort is devoted to characterize the latter. To trace how chemical transitions evolve from precursors to PbSe, X-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement were carried out. Therefore, the following parameters were evaluated as a function of milling time: phase percentages, area-to-volume ratio, average crystallite dimensions, specific surface area, and morphology changes. To corroborate previous findings, nitrogen adsorption and transmission electron microscopy techniques were used. All the set experimental results unambiguously confirm that crystallites show a cubic morphology, with its average crystallite size distribution being around 24 nm.

  18. Electrocatalytic proton reduction by a model for [NiFeSe] hydrogenases.

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    Gezer, Gamze; Durán Jiménez, Dinesh; Siegler, Maxime A; Bouwman, Elisabeth

    2017-06-13

    Two new heterodinuclear nickel-iron complexes [Ni(pbSmSe)FeCpCO]PF6 and [Ni(xbSmSe)FeCpCO]PF6 were synthesized as mimics of the [NiFeSe] hydrogenase active site (HCp = cyclopentadiene; H2pbSmSe = 1,9-diselenol-3,7-dithia-2,2,8,8-tetramethylnonane; H2xbSmSe = 1,2,-bis(2-thiabutyl-3,3-dimethyl-4-selenol)benzene). The compounds were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and cyclic voltammetry. X-ray structure determinations showed that in both NiFe complexes the nickel(ii) center is in a square-planar S2Se2 environment; the two selenolate donors are bridging to the iron(ii) center that is further coordinated to an η(5)-cyclopentadienyl group and a carbon monoxide ligand. Electrochemical studies showed that the complex [Ni(pbSmSe)FeCpCO]PF6 is an electrocatalyst for the production of H2 in DMF in the presence of acetic acid at -2.1 V vs. Fc(+)/Fc; a foot-of-the-wave (FOWA) analysis of the catalytic currents yielded an estimation of kobs of 24 s(-1).

  19. Air-Stable and Efficient PbSe Quantum-Dot Solar Cells Based upon ZnSe to PbSe Cation-Exchanged Quantum Dots

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    Kim, Sungwoo; Marshall, Ashley R.; Kroupa, Daniel M.; Miller, Elisa M.; Luther, Joseph M.; Jeong, Sohee; Beard, Matthew C.

    2015-08-25

    We developed a single step, cation-exchange reaction that produces air-stable PbSe quantum dots (QDs) from ZnSe QDs and PbX2 (X = Cl, Br, or I) precursors. The resulting PbSe QDs are terminated with halide anions and contain residual Zn cations. We characterized the PbSe QDs using UV–vis–NIR absorption, photoluminescence quantum yield spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Solar cells fabricated from these PbSe QDs obtained an overall best power conversion efficiency of 6.47% at one sun illumination. The solar cell performance without encapsulation remains unchanged for over 50 days in ambient conditions; and after 50 days, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory certification team certified the device at 5.9%.

  20. Self-Assembled PbSe Nanowire:Perovskite Hybrids.

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    Yang, Zhenyu; Yassitepe, Emre; Voznyy, Oleksandr; Janmohamed, Alyf; Lan, Xinzheng; Levina, Larissa; Comin, Riccardo; Sargent, Edward H

    2015-12-02

    Inorganic semiconductor nanowires are of interest in nano- and microscale photonic and electronic applications. Here we report the formation of PbSe nanowires based on directional quantum dot alignment and fusion regulated by hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite surface ligands. All material synthesis is carried out at mild temperatures. Passivation of PbSe quantum dots was achieved via a new perovskite ligand exchange. Subsequent in situ ammonium/amine substitution by butylamine enables quantum dots to be capped by butylammonium lead iodide, and this further drives the formation of a PbSe nanowire superlattice in a two-dimensional (2D) perovskite matrix. The average spacing between two adjacent nanowires agrees well with the thickness of single atomic layer of 2D perovskite, consistent with the formation of a new self-assembled semiconductor nanowire:perovskite heterocrystal hybrid.

  1. Self-Assembled PbSe Nanowire:Perovskite Hybrids

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    Yang, Zhenyu

    2015-12-02

    © 2015 American Chemical Society. Inorganic semiconductor nanowires are of interest in nano- and microscale photonic and electronic applications. Here we report the formation of PbSe nanowires based on directional quantum dot alignment and fusion regulated by hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite surface ligands. All material synthesis is carried out at mild temperatures. Passivation of PbSe quantum dots was achieved via a new perovskite ligand exchange. Subsequent in situ ammonium/amine substitution by butylamine enables quantum dots to be capped by butylammonium lead iodide, and this further drives the formation of a PbSe nanowire superlattice in a two-dimensional (2D) perovskite matrix. The average spacing between two adjacent nanowires agrees well with the thickness of single atomic layer of 2D perovskite, consistent with the formation of a new self-assembled semiconductor nanowire:perovskite heterocrystal hybrid.

  2. Far-Infrared Absorption of PbSe Nanorods

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    Hyun, Byung-Ryool

    2011-07-13

    Measurements of the far-infrared absorption spectra of PbSe nanocrystals and nanorods are presented. As the aspect ratio of the nanorods increases, the Fröhlich sphere resonance splits into two peaks. We analyze this splitting with a classical electrostatic model, which is based on the dielectric function of bulk PbSe but without any free-carrier contribution. Good agreement between the measured and calculated spectra indicates that resonances in the local field factors underlie the measured spectra. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  3. The role of point defects in PbS, PbSe and PbTe: a first principles study.

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    Li, Wun-Fan; Fang, Chang-Ming; Dijkstra, Marjolein; van Huis, Marijn A

    2015-09-09

    Intrinsic defects are of central importance to many physical and chemical processes taking place in compound nanomaterials, such as photoluminescence, accommodation of off-stoichiometry and cation exchange. Here, the role of intrinsic defects in the above mentioned processes inside rock salt (RS) lead chalcogenide systems PbS, PbSe and PbTe (PbX) was studied systematically using first principles density functional theory. Vacancy, interstitial, Schottky and Frenkel defects were considered. Rock salt PbO was included for comparison. The studied physical properties include defect formation energy, local geometry relaxation, Bader charge analysis, and electronic structure. The defect formation energies show that monovacancy defects and Schottky defects are favoured over interstitial and Frenkel defects. Schottky dimers, where the cation vacancy and anion vacancy are adjacent to each other, have the lowest defect formation energies at 1.27 eV, 1.29 eV and 1.21 eV for PbS, PbSe and PbTe, respectively. Our results predict that a Pb monovacancy gives rise to a shallow acceptor state, while an X vacancy generates a deep donor state, and Schottky defects create donor-acceptor pairs inside the band gap. The surprisingly low formation energy of Schottky dimers suggests that they may play an important role in cation exchange processes, in contrast to the current notion that only single point defects migrate during cation exchange.

  4. Photoluminescence enhancement in thin films of PbSe nanocrystals

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    Christova, C.G.; Stouwdam, J.W.; Eijkemans, T.J.; Silov, A.Y.; Van der Heijden, R.W.; Kemerink, M.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Salemink, H.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    Remarkable photoluminescence enhancement (PLE) in submonolayer films of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) upon continuous illumination was observed. The intensity increase from films on InP substrates was highest in vacuum, while for films on Si/SiO2 substrates the PLE was stronger in air. The magnitude of th

  5. Photoluminescence enhancement in thin films of PbSe nanocrystals

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    Christova, C.G.; Stouwdam, J.W.; Eijkemans, T.J.; Silov, A.Y.; Van der Heijden, R.W.; Kemerink, M.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Salemink, H.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    Remarkable photoluminescence enhancement (PLE) in submonolayer films of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) upon continuous illumination was observed. The intensity increase from films on InP substrates was highest in vacuum, while for films on Si/SiO2 substrates the PLE was stronger in air. The magnitude of

  6. Photoluminescence enhancement in thin films of PbSe nanocrystals

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    Christova, C.G.; Stouwdam, J.W.; Eijkemans, T.J.; Silov, A.Y.; Van der Heijden, R.W.; Kemerink, M.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Salemink, H.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    Remarkable photoluminescence enhancement (PLE) in submonolayer films of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) upon continuous illumination was observed. The intensity increase from films on InP substrates was highest in vacuum, while for films on Si/SiO2 substrates the PLE was stronger in air. The magnitude of th

  7. Enhancing average ZT in pristine PbSe by over-stoichiometric Pb addition

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    Wu, Chao-Feng; Wei, Tian-Ran; Li, Jing-Feng

    2016-10-01

    PbSe is an inexpensive alternative for PbTe as a mid-temperature thermoelectric material, but few investigations have been reported about its intrinsic properties despite recent efforts on doping techniques. In this work, pristine PbSe bulk materials were synthesized by a process combining mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering, which is increasingly used for processing thermoelectric materials, and their electrical and thermal transport properties as well as thermoelectric performance were investigated in a wide temperature range. A maximum ZT ˜0.83 was obtained at 673 K in nominal composition PbSe + 3 or 4 at. % Pb, leading to nearly 50% enhancement from reported n-type pristine PbSe, mainly benefitting from the improved electrical performance. Furthermore, the potential thermoelectric efficiency was also improved due to the enhanced low-temperature performance, showing a high average ZT of 0.6 that is even comparable to that of commercial n-type Bi2Te3 materials.

  8. Fluorescence of colloidal PbSe/PbS QDs in NIR luminescent solar concentrators.

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    Aeberhard, Urs; Vaxenburg, Roman; Lifshitz, Efrat; Tomić, Stanko

    2012-12-21

    For applications in luminescent solar concentrators harvesting subgap photons, either via direct irradiation of solar cells with optimized band gap or via sensitization of an up-conversion process, exact knowledge and tunability of both the spectral shape and the intensity of the emission are of paramount importance. In this work, we investigate theoretically the photoluminescence spectra of colloidal core-shell PbSe/PbS QDs with type II alignments in the valence band. The method builds on a steady-state formulation of the non-equilibrium Greens function theory for a microscopic system of coupled electrons, photons and phonons interfaced with electronic structure calculations based on a k·p model for PbSe/PbS core-shell QDs. The resulting output spectral density of photons in a realistic QD ensemble is obtained via the renormalization of the incident spectrum according to the polarization of the system.

  9. Impact of Pb content on the physical parameters of Se-Te-Pb system

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    Anjali,; Sharma, Raman; Thakur, Nagesh [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University Summer Hill Shimla, 171 005, H.P. (India); Patial, Balbir Singh, E-mail: bspatial@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Govt. College Sunni, District Shimla, H.P. – 171 301 (India); Tripathi, S. K. [Centre of Advanced Study in Physics, Punjab University Chandigarh, 160 014 (India)

    2015-05-15

    In the present study, we have investigated the impact of Pb content on the physical parameters in Se-Te-Pb system via average coordination number, constraints, the fraction of floppy modes, cross-linking density, lone pairs electrons, heat of atomization, mean bond energy, cohesive energy and electronegativity. The bulk samples have been prepared by using melt quenching technique. X-ray diffraction pattern of various samples indicates the amorphous nature of investigated glassy alloys. It is observed that average coordination number, average number of constraints and cross-linking density increase with Pb content. However, lone-pair electrons, floppy modes, average heat of atomization, cohesive energy and mean bond energy are found to decrease with Pb atomic percentage.

  10. Magneto-Optical Studies of PbSe Colloidal Nanostructures

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    Tischler, J. G.; Kennedy, T. A.; Glaser, E. R.; Foos, E. E.; Zega, T. J.; Stroud, R. M.; Efros, Al. L.; Erwin, S. C.

    2007-03-01

    PbSe is an unusual semiconductor material with a direct band gap at the L point of 150 meV at 4 K. The band structure at this symmetry point is four-fold degenerate for both electrons and light holes, and conduction and valence bands possess similar effective masses and g-factors. Since both masses are relatively small, quantum confinement effects are easily achieved by reducing the nanostructure size to dimensions of the order of the large exciton Bohr radius, aB=46 nm. We synthesized high quality PbSe nanocrystals and characterized them using transmission electron microscopy and optical methods. We probed the g-factor and fine structure of excitons in undoped PbSe quantum dots using optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) at 24 GHz and polarized photoluminescence in a magnetic field. The ODMR reveals that the g-factor is large for electron and holes (g=7.6) compared to other semiconductor nanocrystal systems. The photoluminescence polarization increases linearly with increasing magnetic fields up to 6 T, indicating that the fine-structure splitting is rather small.

  11. One-pot synthesis of hollow NiSe-CoSe nanoparticles with improved performance for hybrid supercapacitors

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    Chen, Haichao; Fan, Meiqiang; Li, Chao; Tian, Guanglei; Lv, Chunju; Chen, Da; Shu, Kangying; Jiang, Jianjun

    2016-10-01

    Hollow NiSe-CoSe samples have been synthesized for the first time via a one-pot solvothermal approach. The strategy is robust enough to synthesize NiSe-CoSe nanoparticles with different NiSe to CoSe ratios but with a similar hollow structure. Co ions in the NiSe-CoSe nanoparticles play decisive role for formation of the hollow structure; otherwise, the nanoparticles become solid for the NiSe sample. When used as the positive electroactive materials for energy storage, the NiSe-CoSe samples show excellent electrochemical activity in alkaline electrolyte. Using the synergistic effect between NiSe and CoSe, the electrochemical performance of NiSe-CoSe can be tuned by varying the NiSe to CoSe ratios. The NiSe-CoSe sample with a NiSe to CoSe ratio of 4:2 shows the best electrochemical performance in terms of superior specific capacity, improved rate capability and excellent cycling stability. In addition, the electrochemical performance of NiSe-CoSe sample with a NiSe to CoSe ratio of 4:2 is also evaluated via assembling hybrid supercapacitors with RGO, and the hybrid supercapacitor delivers both high power and energy densities (41.8 Wh kg-1 at 750 W kg-1 and 20.3 Wh kg-1 at 30 kW kg-1).

  12. Superconductivity in films of Pb/PbSe core/shell nanocrystals.

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    Zolotavin, Pavlo; Guyot-Sionnest, Philippe

    2012-09-25

    Superconductivity in films of electronically coupled colloidal lead nanocrystals is reported. The coupling between particles is in situ controlled through the conversion of the oxides present on the surface of the nanoparticles to chalcogenides. This transformation allows for a 10(9)-fold increase in the conductivity. The temperature of the onset of the superconductivity was found to depend upon the degree of coupling of the nanoparticles in the vicinity of the insulator-superconductor transition. The critical current density of the best sample of Pb/PbSe nanocrystals at zero magnetic field was determined to be 4 × 10(3) A/cm(2). In turn, the critical field of the sample shows 50-fold enhancement compared to bulk Pb.

  13. PbSe quantum dot based luminescent solar concentrators

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    Waldron, Dennis L.; Preske, Amanda; Zawodny, Joseph M.; Krauss, Todd D.; Gupta, Mool C.

    2017-03-01

    The results are presented for luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) fabricated with poly(lauryl methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) (P(LMA-co-EGDMA)) and Angstrom Bond, Inc. AB9093 acrylic epoxy matrix, high quantum yield (> 70%) PbSe quantum dots (QDs) and silicon photovoltaic (Si PV) cells. LSCs were tested under a lamp with broadband illumination, photon flux-matched to a standard solar spectrum and verified under a calibrated solar lamp source. The P(LMA-co-EGDMA) sample demonstrated the highest power conversion efficiency of any known LSC fabricated with either QDs or Si PV cells, 4.74%. Additionally, increased temperature was shown to reduce efficiency.

  14. PbSe quantum dot based luminescent solar concentrators.

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    Waldron, Dennis L; Preske, Amanda; Zawodny, Joseph M; Krauss, Todd D; Gupta, Mool C

    2017-03-03

    The results are presented for luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) fabricated with poly(lauryl methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) (P(LMA-co-EGDMA)) and Angstrom Bond, Inc. AB9093 acrylic epoxy matrix, high quantum yield (> 70%) PbSe quantum dots (QDs) and silicon photovoltaic (Si PV) cells. LSCs were tested under a lamp with broadband illumination, photon flux-matched to a standard solar spectrum and verified under a calibrated solar lamp source. The P(LMA-co-EGDMA) sample demonstrated the highest power conversion efficiency of any known LSC fabricated with either QDs or Si PV cells, 4.74%. Additionally, increased temperature was shown to reduce efficiency.

  15. Uncovering forbidden optical transitions in PbSe nanocrystals.

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    Peterson, Jeffrey J; Huang, Libai; Delerue, Christophe; Allan, Guy; Krauss, Todd D

    2007-12-01

    The 1S(h,e)-1P(e,h) exciton transition energy of PbSe nanocrystals was determined via two-photon photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy and was found to be in good agreement with predictions from a tight-binding calculation. The two-photon excitation peak occurs at energies very close to a strong feature in the one-photon absorption spectrum and suggests that it should be assigned as a formally forbidden S-P transition. Leading explanations for the unusual strength of the forbidden transition are discussed.

  16. Intrinsic localized mode and low thermal conductivity of PbSe

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    Shulumba, Nina; Hellman, Olle; Minnich, Austin J.

    2017-01-01

    Lead chalcogenides such as PbS, PbSe, and PbTe are of interest for their exceptional thermoelectric properties and strongly anharmonic lattice dynamics. Although PbTe has received the most attention, PbSe has a lower thermal conductivity and a nonlinear temperature dependence of thermal resistivity despite being stiffer, trends that prior first-principles calculations have not fully reproduced. Here, we use ab initio calculations that explicitly account for strong anharmonicity and a computat...

  17. Synthesis, structure and reactivity of Ni site models of [NiFeSe] hydrogenases.

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    Wombwell, Claire; Reisner, Erwin

    2014-03-21

    A series of structural models of the Ni centre in [NiFeSe] hydrogenases has been developed which exhibits key structural features of the Ni site in the H2 cycling enzyme. Specifically, two complexes with a hydrogenase-analogous four-coordinate 'NiS3Se' primary coordination sphere and complexes with a 'NiS2Se2' and a 'NiS4' core are reported. The reactivity of the complexes towards oxygen and protons shows some relevance to the chemistry of [NiFeSe] hydrogenases. Exposure of a 'NiS3Se' complex to atmospheric oxygen results in the oxidation of the selenolate group in the complex to a diselenide, which is released from the nickel site. Oxidation of the selenolate ligand on Ni occurs approximately four times faster than oxidation with the analogous sulfur complex. Reaction of the complexes with one equivalent of HBF4 results in protonation of the monodentate chalcogenolate and the release of this ligand from the metal centre as a thiol or selenol. Unrelated to their biomimetic nature, the complexes serve also as molecular precursors to modify electrodes with Ni-S-Se containing particles by electrochemical deposition. The activated electrodes evolve H2 in pH neutral water with an electrocatalytic onset potential of -0.6 V and a current density of 15 μA cm(-2) at -0.75 V vs. NHE.

  18. Growth and characterization of PbSe and Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Sn{sub x}Se layers on Si (100)

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    Sachar, H.K.; Chao, I.; Fang, X.M.; McCann, P.J. [Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States). School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1998-12-31

    Crack-free layers of PbSe were grown on Si (100) by a combination of liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) techniques. The PbSe layer was grown by LPE on Si(100) using a MBE-grown PbSe/BaF{sub 2}/CaF{sub 2} buffer layer structure. Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Sn{sub x}Se layers with tin contents in the liquid growth solution equal to 3%, 5%, 6%, 7%, and 10%, respectively, were also grown by LPE on Si(100) substrates using similar buffer layer structures. The LPE-grown PbSe and Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Sn{sub x}Se layers were characterized by optical Nomarski microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Optical Nomarski characterization of the layers revealed their excellent surface morphologies and good growth solution wipe-offs. FTIR transmission experiments showed that the absorption edge of the Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Sn{sub x}Se layers shifted to lower energies with increasing tin contents. The PbSe epilayers were also lifted-off from the Si substrate by dissolving the MBE-grown BaF{sub 2} buffer layer. SEM micrographs of the cleaved edges revealed that the lifted-off layers formed structures suitable for laser fabrication.

  19. High ZT in p-type (PbTe)1-2x(PbSe)x(PbS)x thermoelectric materials.

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    Korkosz, Rachel J; Chasapis, Thomas C; Lo, Shih-han; Doak, Jeff W; Kim, Yoon Jun; Wu, Chun-I; Hatzikraniotis, Euripidis; Hogan, Timothy P; Seidman, David N; Wolverton, Chris; Dravid, Vinayak P; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G

    2014-02-26

    Lead chalcogenide thermoelectric systems have been shown to reach record high figure of merit values via modification of the band structure to increase the power factor or via nanostructuring to reduce the thermal conductivity. Recently, (PbTe)1-x(PbSe)x was reported to reach high power factors via a delayed onset of interband crossing. Conversely, the (PbTe)1-x(PbS)x was reported to achieve low thermal conductivities arising from extensive nanostructuring. Here we report the thermoelectric properties of the pseudoternary 2% Na-doped (PbTe)1-2x(PbSe)x(PbS)x system. The (PbTe)1-2x(PbSe)x(PbS)x system is an excellent platform to study phase competition between entropically driven atomic mixing (solid solution behavior) and enthalpy-driven phase separation. We observe that the thermoelectric properties of the PbTe-PbSe-PbS 2% Na doped are superior to those of 2% Na-doped PbTe-PbSe and PbTe-PbS, respectively, achieving a ZT ≈2.0 at 800 K. The material exhibits an increased the power factor by virtue of valence band modification combined with a very reduced lattice thermal conductivity deriving from alloy scattering and point defects. The presence of sulfide ions in the rock-salt structure alters the band structure and creates a plateau in the electrical conductivity and thermopower from 600 to 800 K giving a power factor of 27 μW/cmK(2). The very low total thermal conductivity values of 1.1 W/m·K of the x = 0.07 composition is accounted for essentially by phonon scattering from solid solution defects rather than the assistance of endotaxial nanostructures.

  20. High pressure differential conductance measurements of (Pb,Sn)Se

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    Paul, Tiffany; Vangennep, Derrick; Jackson, Daniel; Biswas, Amlan; Hamlin, James

    Topological transitions have been recognized as a new type of quantum phase transition. Recently, a number of papers have reported scanning tunneling microscope (STM) measurements of the Landau level spectra of topologically non-trivial materials. Such measurements can offer substantial insight into the nature of the transition between topologically distinct phases. Although applied pressure represents an attractive means to drive a topological quantum phase transition, STM measurements can not be performed under high pressure conditions. In this talk, I will discuss our recent attempts to observe Landau level spectra in compressed (Pb,Sn)Se using differential conductance measurements. Acknowledgements: TAP supported by REU NSF DMR-1461019. Pressure cell development and measurements at high magnetic fields supported by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory User Collaboration Grants Program. Synthesis, characterization, and high pressure measurements supported by NSF DMR-1453752.

  1. Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of NiSe, NiTe, CoSe, and CoTe

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    Umeyama, Norio; Tokumoto, Madoka; Yagi, Shota; Tomura, Masatoshi; Tokiwa, Kazuyasu; Fujii, Takenori; Toda, Ryo; Miyakawa, Nobuaki; Ikeda, Shin-Ichi

    2012-05-01

    Polycrystalline NiSe, NiTe, CoSe, and CoTe have been synthesized by two methods, i.e., (1) the solid-state reaction in an evacuated quartz ampoule (QA) and (2) the high-pressure (HP) technique (HP) in a Au capsule using a cubic anvil cell. All the obtained samples have the nickel arsenide-type hexagonal crystal structure, except CoTe (HP), and their estimated lattice parameters, a and c, show almost the same values within 0.8% in comparison between samples prepared by the QA method and those by the HP method. On the other hand, a distinct difference between samples prepared by QA and HP processes is found in the magnetization of NiSe and NiTe. In particular, for NiTe, the temperature dependence of magnetization indicates two transition temperatures at about 20 and 130 K in samples prepared by the HP process. However, samples of NiTex (x = 0.5, 0.66, 0.82, 1, 1.22, and 2) and NiTe containing Au prepared by QA process do not show similar magnetic orders in the temperature range between 2 and 300 K. Also, samples of NiSe (HP) show magnetic transition at ˜20 K, while those of NiSe (QA) show a magnetic inflection point at ˜10 K. To the best of our knowledge the remarkable difference in magnetic properties caused by the method of synthesis has not been reported. In this paper, we present comparative experimental results of magnetic, electric, and specific heat measurements of samples prepared by the two methods. A possible explanation for such a substantial difference in magnetic interaction will be discussed.

  2. Quasiparticle self-consistent GW calculations for PbS, PbSe, and PbTe: Band structure and pressure coefficients

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    Svane, Axel; Christensen, Niels Egede; Cardona,, M.

    2010-01-01

    The electronic band structures of PbS, PbSe, and PbTe in the rocksalt structure are calculated with the quasiparticle self-consistent GW (QSGW) approach with spin-orbit coupling included. The semiconducting gaps and their deformation potentials as well as the effective masses are obtained. The GW...

  3. Microstructures and evolution mechanism of highly undercooled Ni-Pb hypermonotectic alloy

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    谢辉; 杨根仓; 郝维新; 樊建锋; 朱耀产; 许丽君

    2004-01-01

    The microstructures and evolution mechanism of the undercooled Ni-20% Pb(molar fraction) alloy were investigated systematically by high undercooling solidification technique. The experiment results indicate that the morphology of α-Ni phase and the distribution of Pb element in undercooled Ni-20%Pb alloys change with the increase of undercooling. The main evolution mechanisms of α-Ni are dendrite remelting and recrystallization. Pb phase in the microstructure of Ni-20%Pb hypermonotectic alloy originates from L2 phase separated from the parent melt during the cooling process through immiscible gap and L′2 phase formed at the temperature of monotectic transformation. The solubility of Pb element in α-Ni phase under high undercooling condition is up to 5.83 % which is obviously higher than that under equilibrium solidification condition. The real reason that causes the solubility difference is distinct solute trapping.

  4. Adsorption of Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ from Aqueous Solution by Helix aspera Shell

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    A. S. Ekop; Eddy, N. O.

    2009-01-01

    The adsorption capacity of Helix aspera shell for Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ has been studied. This shell has the potential of adsorbing Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution. The adsorption potentials of Helix aspera shell is largely influenced by the ionic character of the ions and occurred according to the order Pb2+ > Ni2+ > Zn2+. The adsorption of Pb(II), Zn(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solutions by Helix aspera shell is thermodynamically feasible and is consistent with the models of La...

  5. Preparation of PbSe nanoparticles by electron beam irradiation method

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    Zhen Li; Chao Wu; Yanyan Liu; Tiebing Liu; Zheng Jiao; Minghong Wu

    2008-11-01

    A novel method has been developed by electron beam irradiation to prepare PbSe nanoparticles. 2 MeV 10mA GJ-2-II electronic accelerator was used as radiation source. Nanocrystalline PbSe was prepared rapidly at room temperature under atmospheric pressure without any kind of toxic reagents. The structure and morphology of prepared PbSe nanoparticles were analysed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope and atomic force microscope. The results indicated that the obtained materials were cubic nanocrystalline PbSe with an average grain size of 30 nm. The optical properties of prepared PbSe nanocrystalline were characterized by using photoluminescence spectroscopy. The possible mechanism of the PbSe grain growth by electron beam irradiation method is proposed.

  6. Photovoltaic Devices Employing Ternary PbSxSe1-x Nanocrystals

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    Ma, Wanli; Luther, Joseph; Zheng, Haimei; Wu, Yue; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2009-02-05

    We report solar cells based on highly confined nanocrystals of the ternary compound PbSxSe1-x. Crystalline, monodisperse alloyed nanocrystals are obtained using a one-pot, hot injection reaction. Rutherford back scattering and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy suggest that the S and Se anions are uniformly distributed in the alloy nanoparticles. Photovoltaic devices made using ternary nanoparticles are more efficient than either pure PbS or pure PbSe based nanocrystal devices.

  7. Optical Properties and Characterization of Prepared Sn-Doped PbSe Thin Film

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    M. R. Khanlary

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Physical vapor deposition of tin-doped lead selenide (Sn/PbSe thin films on SiO2 glass is described. Interaction of high-energy Ar+ ions bombardment on the doped PbSe films is discussed by XRD analysis. The improvement of optical band gap of Sn/PbSe films irradiated by different doses of irradiation was studied using transmission spectroscopy.

  8. Thermoelectric properties of Tl-doped PbTeSe crystals grown by directional solidification

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    Su, Ching-Hua

    2016-04-01

    Three Tl-doped PbTe and two Tl-doped PbTeSe crystals were grown by vertical un-seeded directional solidification method. Among them, two Tl-doped PbTe ingots, with starting composition of (Pb0.99Tl0.01)Te, were grown under Pb or Te pressure over the melt provided by a Pb or Te reservoir, respectively, whereas another ingot, with starting composition of (Pb0.98Tl0.02)Te, was grown under Te overpressure. Two Tl-doped PbTeSe crystals, with starting composition of (Pb0.98Tl0.02)(Te0.85Se0.15) and (Pb0.96Tl0.04)(Te0.85Se0.15), were grown without any over-pressure. Disk-shaped samples were sliced at different locations along the growth axis and their thermal conductivities were determined from thermal diffusivity, density, and heat capacity measurements. The electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient were simultaneously measured as a function of temperature for each disk sample. The Figure of Merit for the thermoelectric application, zT, was calculated from these properties from room temperature to about 640 °C. The Tl-doped PbTeSe samples have the highest zT value of 1.63 at temperature range of 425 to 475 °C, comparing to 1.13 at 410 °C for the Tl-doped PbTe samples. By substituting 15% of the Te atoms in the Tl-doped PbTe by Se atoms, the Figure of Merit of PbTeSe was enhanced by reducing the thermal conductivity about 26% and, at the same time, increasing the electrical conductivity by 43%.

  9. Peltier cooled PbSe double-heterostructure lasers for IR-gas spectroscopy

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    Preier, H.; Bleicher, M.; Riedel, W.; Pfeiffer, H.; Maier, H. (Allgemeine Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft AEG Telefunken, Frankfurt am Main (Germany, F.R.). Forschungsinstitut)

    1977-01-01

    PbS-PbSe-PbS double-heterostructure lasers have been pulse-operated at about 200 K mounted on 4 stage thermoelectric coolers. Emitting at a wavelength of about 5.5 ..mu..m they could be used for NO gas spectroscopy. Operation temperatures of up to 230 K have been achieved with structures consisting of n-type PbS substrates and epitaxial layers of n-type PbSe and Tl doped p-type PbS. The temperature dependence of the threshold current density and the emission wavelength of these DH-lasers was compared with PbSe-homojunction lasers. The use of a germanium etalon for a quick evaluation of the spectral quality of the emitted radiation is described.

  10. Pine bark as bio-adsorbent for Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn

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    Cutillas-Barreiro, L.; Ansias-Manso, L.; Fernandez Calviño, David;

    2014-01-01

    % for Pb2+, 83-84% for Cu2+, 78-84% for Cd2+, 77-83% for Zn2+, and 70-75% for Ni2+, and it was faster for low concentrations, with Pb suffering the highest retention, followed by Cu, Cd, Ni and Zn. The fitting to the Freundlich and Langmuir models was satisfactory. Desorption increased in parallel...

  11. Epitaxial fabrication of two-dimensional NiSe2 on Ni(111) substrate

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    Shao, Yan; Song, Shiru; Wu, Xu; Qi, Jing; Lu, Hongliang; Liu, Chen; Zhu, Shiyu; Liu, Zhongliu; Wang, Jiaou; Shi, Dongxia; Du, Shixuan; Wang, Yeliang; Gao, H.-J.

    2017-09-01

    Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) receive significant attention due to their intriguing physical properties for both fundamental research and potential applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and catalysis. A high-quality 2D film of NiSe2, a TMD material, is grown epitaxially by a single step direct selenization of a Ni(111) substrate. X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, scanning tunneling microscopy, and density functional theory calculations are combined to confirm the formation and structure of the film, revealing a (√3 × √3) superlattice of the NiSe2 film formed on the (√7 × √7) superlattice of the substrate. Fabrication of this 2D NiSe2 film opens opportunities to research its applications, especially for electrocatalysis and energy storage devices.

  12. Adsorption of Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ from Aqueous Solution by Helix aspera Shell

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    A. S. Ekop

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The adsorption capacity of Helix aspera shell for Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ has been studied. This shell has the potential of adsorbing Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution. The adsorption potentials of Helix aspera shell is largely influenced by the ionic character of the ions and occurred according to the order Pb2+ > Ni2+ > Zn2+. The adsorption of Pb(II, Zn(II and Ni(II ions from aqueous solutions by Helix aspera shell is thermodynamically feasible and is consistent with the models of Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherms. From the results of the study, the shell of Helix aspera is recommended for use in the removal of Pb2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution.

  13. Efficient NiSe-Ni3Se2/Graphene Electrocatalyst in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: The Role of Hollow Hybrid Nanostructure.

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    Zhang, Xiao; Zhen, Mengmeng; Bai, Jinwu; Jin, Shaowei; Liu, Lu

    2016-07-13

    Hollow and hybrid nanomaterials are excellent electrocatalysts on account of their novel electrocatalytic properties compared with homogeneous solid nanostructures. In this report, NiSe-Ni3Se2 hybrid nanostructure with morphology of hollow hexagonal nanodisk was synthesized in situ on graphene. A series of NiSe-Ni3Se2/RGO with different phase constitutions and nanostructures were obtained by controlling the durations of solvothermal treatment. Because of their unique hollow and hybrid structure, NiSe-Ni3Se2/RGO hollow nanodisks exhibited higher electrocatalytic performance than NiSe/RGO and solid NiSe-Ni3Se2/RGO nanostructure for reducing I3(-) as counter cell (CE) of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Additionally, NiSe-Ni3Se2/RGO hollow nanodisks achieved much lower charge transfer resistance (Rct = 0.68 Ω) and higher power conversion efficiency (PCE) (7.87%) than those of Pt (Rct = 1.41 Ω, PCE = 7.28%).

  14. Influence of as-deposited conductive type on sensitization process of PbSe films

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    Yang, Hao; Chen, Lei; Zheng, Jianbang; Qiao, Kai; Li, Xiaojiang

    2016-07-01

    The as-grown n- and p-type polycrystalline PbSe thin films are fabricated by vapor phase deposition using substrate temperature regulation. The surface polycrystalline structures and photoelectric properties of n- and p-type polycrystalline PbSe films are provided. Surface composition of n-type-sensitized PbSe film has been analyzed according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results. The oxygen roles in n- and p-type PbSe polycrystalline films during the sensitization process are studied experimentally, respectively. The dependence of sensitized photoelectric performance on the initial conductive state has been firstly observed and discussed, as we know presently. It is revealed that oxygen can trigger photo-response in the sensitization process for n-type PbSe film, but not for p-type. These discussions may be useful for understanding the sensitization mechanism of lead salt materials.

  15. Fabrication and characterization of PbSe nanostructures on van der Waals surfaces of GaSe layered semiconductor crystals

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    Kudrynskyi, Z. R.; Bakhtinov, A. P.; Vodopyanov, V. N.; Kovalyuk, Z. D.; Tovarnitskii, M. V.; Lytvyn, O. S.

    2015-11-01

    The growth morphology, composition and structure of PbSe nanostructures grown on the atomically smooth, clean, nanoporous and oxidized van der Waals (0001) surfaces of GaSe layered crystals were studied by means of atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffractometry, photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Semiconductor heterostructures were grown by the hot-wall technique in vacuum. Nanoporous GaSe substrates were fabricated by the thermal annealing of layered crystals in a molecular hydrogen atmosphere. The irradiation of the GaSe(0001) surface by UV radiation was used to fabricate thin Ga2O3 layers with thickness clusters with a square or rectangular symmetry on the clean low-energy (0001) GaSe surface, and (001)-oriented growth of PbSe thin films takes place on this surface. Using this growth technique it is possible to grow PbSe nanostructures with different morphologies: continuous epitaxial layers with thickness quantum dots with a high lateral density (more than 1011 cm-2) on the oxidized van der Waals (0001) surfaces and faceted square pillar-like nanostructures with a low lateral density (˜108 cm-2) on the nanoporous GaSe substrates. We exploit the ‘vapor-liquid-solid’ growth with low-melting metal (Ga) catalyst of PbSe crystalline branched nanostructures via a surface-defect-assisted mechanism.

  16. On the role of Pb{sup 0} atoms on the nucleation and growth of PbSe and PbTe nanoparticles

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    Garcia-Gutierrez, Domingo I., E-mail: domingo.garciagt@uanl.edu.mx; Leon-Covian, Lina M. De; Garcia-Gutierrez, Diana F. [Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, UANL, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, FIME (Mexico); Trevino-Gonzalez, M. [Centro de Innovacion, Investigacion y Desarrollo en Ingenieria y Tecnologia, CIIDIT, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, UANL (Mexico); Garza-Navarro, M. A.; Sepulveda-Guzman, S. [Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, UANL, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, FIME (Mexico)

    2013-05-15

    In this contribution, a nucleation and growth mechanism of PbSe and PbTe nanoparticles are proposed. The formation and growth of PbSe and PbTe nanoparticles during their reaction synthesis were studied and followed using transmission electron microscopy, and their related techniques. In the synthesis method, trioctylphosphine-selenide and telluride were used as the chalcogen precursors, while lead oleate was employed as the lead precursor. Different synthesis conditions were tested to assess the effect of varying the reaction time, lead to chalcogen ratio, reaction temperature, and lead oleate concentration. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by means of electron diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and electron energy loss spectroscopy, to obtain information related to their morphology, crystal structure, and composition. The experimental results suggest that the growth of the lead chalcogenide nanoparticles greatly relies on the reduction of Pb{sup 2+} ions to Pb{sup 0} atoms at early reaction times; this reduction of the lead precursor is evidenced by the formation of Pb nanoparticles with sizes between 1 and 3 nm under certain synthesis conditions. These Pb nanoparticles gradually disappear as the reaction progresses, suggesting that the reduced Pb{sup 0} atoms are able to contribute to the growth of the PbSe and PbTe nanoparticles, reaching sizes between 8 and 18 nm. The current results contribute to a better understanding of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of lead chalcogenide nanoparticles, which will enable the definition of more efficient synthesis routes of these types of nanostructures.

  17. Surfaces of colloidal PbSe nanocrystals probed by thin-film positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    L. Chai

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and positron-electron momentum density (PEMD studies on multilayers of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs, supported by transmission electron microscopy, show that positrons are strongly trapped at NC surfaces, where they provide insight into the surface composition and electronic structure of PbSe NCs. Our analysis indicates abundant annihilation of positrons with Se electrons at the NC surfaces and with O electrons of the oleic ligands bound to Pb ad-atoms at the NC surfaces, which demonstrates that positrons can be used as a sensitive probe to investigate the surface physics and chemistry of nanocrystals inside multilayers. Ab initio electronic structure calculations provide detailed insight in the valence and semi-core electron contributions to the positron-electron momentum density of PbSe. Both lifetime and PEMD are found to correlate with changes in the particle morphology characteristic of partial ligand removal.

  18. Superconductivity in the PbTe/sub 1-x/Se/sub x/:Tl system

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    Kaidanov, V.I.; Nemov, S.A.; Parfen' ev, R.V.; Shamshur, D.V.

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    A study of the influence of the replacement of the atoms in the chalco sublattice, carried out by investigating the superconducting transition in the PbTlTeSe system with x = 0.001-0.05 is reported. (AIP)

  19. Surfaces of colloidal PbSe nanocrystals probed by thin-film positron annihilation spectroscopy

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    Chai, L.; Schut, H.; Schaarenburg, L. C. van; Eijt, S. W. H., E-mail: S.W.H.Eijt@tudelft.nl [Department of Radiation, Radionuclides and Reactors, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL-2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Al-Sawai, W.; Barbiellini, B.; Bansil, A. [Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Gao, Y. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, NL-2628 BL Delft (Netherlands); Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, NL-2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Houtepen, A. J. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, NL-2628 BL Delft (Netherlands); Mijnarends, P. E. [Department of Radiation, Radionuclides and Reactors, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, NL-2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Huis, M. A. van [Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, NL-2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Ravelli, L.; Egger, W. [Institut für Angewandte Physik und Messtechnik, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, D-85579 Neubiberg (Germany); Kaprzyk, S. [Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Academy of Mining and Metallurgy AGH, PL-30059 Kraków (Poland)

    2013-08-01

    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and positron-electron momentum density (PEMD) studies on multilayers of PbSe nanocrystals (NCs), supported by transmission electron microscopy, show that positrons are strongly trapped at NC surfaces, where they provide insight into the surface composition and electronic structure of PbSe NCs. Our analysis indicates abundant annihilation of positrons with Se electrons at the NC surfaces and with O electrons of the oleic ligands bound to Pb ad-atoms at the NC surfaces, which demonstrates that positrons can be used as a sensitive probe to investigate the surface physics and chemistry of nanocrystals inside multilayers. Ab initio electronic structure calculations provide detailed insight in the valence and semi-core electron contributions to the positron-electron momentum density of PbSe. Both lifetime and PEMD are found to correlate with changes in the particle morphology characteristic of partial ligand removal.

  20. Ab initio calculation of pentacene-PbSe hybrid interface for photovoltaic applications.

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    Roy, P; Nguyen, Thao P

    2016-07-21

    We perform density functional theory (DFT) quantum chemical calculations for the pentacene-PbSe hybrid interface at both molecular and crystal levels. At the interface, the parallel orientation of pentacene on the PbSe surface is found to be the most favorable, analogous to a pentacene-gold interface. The molecule-surface distance and the value of charge transfer from one pentacene molecule to the PbSe surface are estimated at around 4.15 Å and 0.12 e(-) respectively. We found that, standard-LDA/GGA-PBE/hybrid/meta-GGA xc-functionals incorrectly determine the band gaps of both pentacene and PbSe and leads to a failed prediction of the energy alignment in this system. So, we use a relativistic G0W0 functional and accurately model the electronic properties of pentacene and PbSe in both bulk material and near the interface. An energy shift of 0.23 eV, due to the difference in work function at the interface was supplemented after a detailed analysis of the electrostatic potential. The highest occupied molecular orbital level of pentacene is 0.01 eV above PbSe while the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of pentacene lies 1.70 eV above PbSe, allowing both electrons and holes to transfer along the donor-acceptor junction. Our results provide additional insights into the electronic structure properties of the pentacene-PbSe heterojunction and establish it as a promising and efficient candidate for photovoltaic applications.

  1. (Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb) content in two fish species of Persian Gulf in ...

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    GREGORY

    2010-09-13

    Sep 13, 2010 ... Heavy metal (HMs) pollution of aquatic environment has become a great concern in recent years. ... study, cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) levels ... toxic effects on organs (Macfarlane and Burchettt 2000).

  2. Synthesis and characterization of ZnO/ZnSe NWs/PbS QDs solar cell

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    Kamruzzaman, M.; Zapien, J. A.

    2017-04-01

    The capture of solar energy has gained the attention for the next generation solar cell. ZnO/ZnSe NW arrays were synthesized on an FTO glass substrate using a simple and facile hydrothermal and ion-exchange approaches. The lead sulfide (PbS) QDs was infiltrated into ZnO/ZnSe NWs via SILAR method for making inorganic quantum dot sensitized ZnO/ZnSe/PbS QDs solar cell. The surface morphology, structural, optical, and J-V characteristics have been investigated. The ZnO/ZnSe NW is a core-shell like structure, and the absorption edge shifted from the UV region (ZnO NWs) to the near infrared region for ZnO/ZnSe NWs/PbS QDs. For PbS QDs-sensitized solar cell, the obtained value of η = 1.1%, J sc = 20.60 mA/cm2, V oc = 155 mV, and FF = 34.7%, respectively. The photovoltaic performance of the device in this study is still inferior. However, it is the first report regarding to ZnO/ZnZe NWs/PbS QDs solar cell. The achieving high absorption and large short circuit current density may interest in further improvement of the device performance by suppressing surface defects, optimizing the quality of ZnO/ZnSe NWs and PbS QDs.

  3. Trace- and rare-earth element geochemistry and Pb-Pb dating of black shales and intercalated Ni-Mo-PGE-Au sulfide ores in Lower Cambrian strata, Yangtze Platform, South China

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    Jiang, Shao-Yong; Chen, Yong-Quan; Ling, Hong-Fei; Yang, Jing-Hong; Feng, Hong-Zhen; Ni, Pei

    2006-08-01

    The Lower Cambrian black shale sequence of the Niutitang Formation in the Yangtze Platform, South China, hosts an extreme metal-enriched sulfide ore bed that shows >10,000 times enrichment in Mo, Ni, Se, Re, Os, As, Hg, and Sb and >1,000 times enrichment in Ag, Au, Pt, and Pd, when compared to average upper continental crust. We report in this paper trace- and rare-earth-element concentrations and Pb-Pb isotope dating for the Ni-Mo-PGE-Au sulfide ores and their host black shales. Both the sulfide ores and their host black shales show similar trace-element distribution patterns with pronounced depletion in Th, Nb, Hf, Zr, and Ti, and extreme enrichment in U, Ni, Mo, and V compared to average upper crust. The high-field-strength elements, such as Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Sc, Th, rare-earth elements, Rb, and Ga, show significant inter-element correlations and may have been derived mainly from terrigenous sources. The redox sensitive elements, such as V, Ni, Mo, U, and Mn; base metals, such as Cu, Zn, and Pb; and Sr and Ba may have been derived from mixing of seawater and venting hydrothermal sources. The chondrite-normalized REE patterns, positive Eu and Y anomalies, and high Y/Ho ratios for the Ni-Mo-PGE-Au sulfide ores are also suggestive for their submarine hydrothermal-exhalative origin. A stepwise acid-leaching Pb-Pb isotope analytical technique has been employed for the Niutitang black shales and the Ni-Mo-PGE-Au sulfide ores, and two Pb-Pb isochron ages have been obtained for the black shales (531±24 Ma) and for the Ni-Mo-PGE-Au sulfide ores (521±54 Ma), respectively, which are identical and overlap within uncertainty, and are in good agreement with previously obtained ages for presumed age-equivalent strata.

  4. Comparison of carrier multiplication yields in PbS and PbSe nanocrystals: The role of competing energy-loss processes

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    Stewart, John T.; Padilha, Lazaro A.; Qazilbash, M. M.; Pietryga, Jeffrey M.; Midgett, Aaron G; Luther, Joseph M; Beard, Matthew C; Nozik, Arthur J; Klimov, Victor I.

    2012-02-08

    Infrared band gap semiconductor nanocrystals are promising materials for exploring generation III photovoltaic concepts that rely on carrier multiplication or multiple exciton generation, the process in which a single high-energy photon generates more than one electron–hole pair. In this work, we present measurements of carrier multiplication yields and biexciton lifetimes for a large selection of PbS nanocrystals and compare these results to the well-studied PbSe nanocrystals. The similar bulk properties of PbS and PbSe make this an important comparison for discerning the pertinent properties that determine efficient carrier multiplication. We observe that PbS and PbSe have very similar biexciton lifetimes as a function of confinement energy. Together with the similar bulk properties, this suggests that the rates of multiexciton generation, which is the inverse of Auger recombination, are also similar. The carrier multiplication yields in PbS nanocrystals, however, are strikingly lower than those observed for PbSe nanocrystals. We suggest that this implies the rate of competing processes, such as phonon emission, is higher in PbS nanocrystals than in PbSe nanocrystals. Indeed, our estimations for phonon emission mediated by the polar Fröhlich-type interaction indicate that the corresponding energy-loss rate is approximately twice as large in PbS than in PbSe.

  5. Experimental linear and calculated nonlinear optical properties of SeTePb glassy films

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    Atyia, H. E.; Bekheet, A. E.

    2017-07-01

    Se90Te8Pb2 and Se90Te4Pb6 compositions have been prepared in bulk and thin film forms. Transmittance and reflectance have been measured for the investigated films over the wavelength range (500-2500 nm). The studied films are transparent where no light absorbed or scattered at the longer wavelength region, while they are absorbing at shorter wavelengths. The optical constants have been determined from the analysis of the transmittance and reflectance data using Murmann,s exact equations. The observed decrease in refractive index (n) values with Pb content is attributed to the increase of polarizability with Pb addition. Analysis of refractive index data yields some important parameters. An increase of Pb content in the studied film samples enlarge the Urbach's energy Ee values from 0.071 to 0.12 eV, which considered due to increase of the disorder defect localized states. These localized states arise due to the high difference in atomic radii of Te and Pb atoms. The optical transitions are found to be indirect with optical energy gap decreasing from 1.7 to 1.19 eV with increasing Pb content. The nonlinear optical susceptibility and the nonlinear refractive index are calculated from the obtained data and their dependence of Pb content is discussed as well.

  6. Bioaccessibility of As, Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Sb in toys and low-cost jewelry.

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    Guney, Mert; Zagury, Gerald J

    2014-01-21

    Children can be exposed to toxic elements in toys and jewelry following ingestion. As, Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Sb bioavailability was assessed (n = 24) via the in vitro gastrointestinal protocol (IVG), the physiologically based extraction test (PBET), and the European Toy Safety Standard protocol (EN 71-3), and health risks were characterized. Cd, Cu, Ni, and Pb were mobilized from 19 metallic toys and jewelry (MJ) and one crayon set. Bioaccessible Cd, Ni, or Pb exceeded EU migratable concentration limits in four to six MJ, depending on the protocol. Using two-phase (gastric + intestinal) IVG or PBET might be preferable over EN 71-3 since they better represent gastrointestinal physiology. Bioaccessible and total metal concentrations were different and not always correlated, indicating that bioaccessibility measurement may provide more accurate risk characterization. More information on impacts of multiple factors affecting metals mobilization from toys and jewelry is needed before recommending specific tests. Hazard index (HI) for Cd, Ni, or Pb were >1 for all six MJ exceeding the EU limits. For infants (6-12 mo old), 10 MJ had HI > 1 for Cd, Cu, Ni, or Pb (up to 75 for Cd and 43 for Pb). Research on prolonged exposure to MJ and comprehensive risk characterization for toys and jewelry exposure is recommended.

  7. Tribological property and wear mechanism of undercooled Ni-Pb monotectic alloys

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    谢辉; 杨根仓; 郝维新; 喇培清; 刘维民; 许丽君

    2004-01-01

    The tribological properties of Ni-31.440% Pb monotectic alloys were measured by using a SRV reciprocating tribo-tester. The effects of load, sliding speed and melt undercooling on wear rate of the sample were investigated. The worn surface of Ni-31.44%Pb was examined using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS). The results show that the wear properties of the samples undercooled by 80 K and 310 K are obviously superior, which is attributed to more efficient transfer of Pb from the bulk material to the worn surface. The lubricating film is identified as a mixture of Ni2 O3 and PbO by XPS analysis. At the same load and sliding speed, the predominant wear mechanisms can be identified as oxidative wear for the lower and larger undercooling,and plastic deformation and fracture for the medium undercooling.

  8. Insights into the optical and anti-bacterial properties of biogenic PbSe quantum rods

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    Jaya Mary Jacob

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The detailed optical properties of lead selenide (PbSe quantum rods biosynthesized in marine Aspergillus terreus were apprehended theoretically using ab initio calculations based on the experimental absorption spectrum. These studies indicate that the absorption coefficient of the biosynthesized PbSe quantum rods increases linearly with incident photon energies. The variation of other optical constants like extinction coefficient, refractive index and reflectance was comparable to that of the chemically synthesized counterparts. Further, the high dielectric constant and remarkable fluorescence of the biogenic PbSe quantum rods pronounce their application in opto-electronic devices in the Near Infra-Red and Ultraviolet spectral regime. The biosynthesized PbSe quantum rods were also found to possess appreciable anti-bacterial activity against various gram positive and gram negative bacterial species thus enhancing the relevance of the same for practical utility. Based on these results it can be concluded that biogenic PbSe quantum rods can be envisaged as potential candidates for bio-imaging, bio-sensing and other photo-voltaic applications.

  9. PbSe-Based Colloidal Core/Shell Heterostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

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    Gary Zaiats

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Lead-based (IV–VI colloidal quantum dots (QDs are of widespread scientific and technological interest owing to their size-tunable band-gap energy in the near-infrared optical region. This article reviews the synthesis of PbSe-based heterostructures and their structural and optical investigations at various temperatures. The review focuses on the structures consisting of a PbSe core coated with a PbSexS1–x (0 ≤ x ≤ 1 or CdSe shell. The former-type shells were epitaxially grown on the PbSe core, while the latter-type shells were synthesized using partial cation-exchange. The influence of the QD composition and the ambient conditions, i.e., exposure to oxygen, on the QD optical properties, such as radiative lifetime, Stokes shift, and other temperature-dependent characteristics, was investigated. The study revealed unique properties of core/shell heterostructures of various compositions, which offer the opportunity of fine-tuning the QD electronic structure by changing their architecture. A theoretical model of the QD electronic band structure was developed and correlated with the results of the optical studies. The review also outlines the challenges related to potential applications of colloidal PbSe-based heterostructures.

  10. Optical and vibrational properties of PbSe nanoparticles synthesized in clinoptilolite

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    Flores-Valenzuela, J.; Cortez-Valadez, M.; Ramírez-Bon, R.; Arizpe-Chavez, H.; Román-Zamorano, J. F.; Flores-Acosta, M.

    2015-08-01

    In this work, the optical and vibrational properties of composites based on PbSe semiconductor immersed in a zeolite matrix are reported. The natural zeolite, (clinoptilolite) was used as the host material of PbSe nanoparticles. The method for obtaining these particles is also reported here, which is based on ion exchange processes inside the natural zeolite in alkaline aqueous solution that contains the precursor ions Pb2+ and Se2-. The process of synthesis was conducted temperature, volume, concentration and reaction time of the precursors. The samples were studied by powder X-ray diffraction, TEM (transmission electron microscopy), diffuse reflectance and Raman spectroscopy. The experimental results demonstrate that with this method, the particles with nanometric PbSe sizes were synthesized in the zeolite matrix. Vibrational Raman bands at low wave numbers were detected in these particles by the presence of a shoulder located at 135 cm-1 and a band at around 149 cm-1. The vibrational calculations for small clusters of PbSe at LSDA (Local Spin Density Approximation) level combined with the basis set LANDL2DZ (Los Alamos National Laboratory 2 double ζ), were considered through DFT (Density Functionl Theory). The "breathing" Raman modes located at 119-152 cm-1 were detected for this level of theory.

  11. Raman spectroscopy of NiSe2 and NiS2-xSex (0

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    de las Heras, C.; Agulló-Rueda, F.

    2000-06-01

    The Raman spectra of NiS2-xSex (0NiSe2. The NiSe2 spectrum is qualitatively similar to the spectrum of NiS2, but all frequencies are shifted to lower energies. The shift has been analysed in terms of the increment of the anion mass and the lattice expansion. Peaks in the Raman spectrum of the NiS2-xSex alloy can be assigned to stretching and rotational modes of the S-S, Se-Se and S-Se pairs. The stretching vibration of the S-Se pairs shifts almost linearly from 400 cm-1 for NiS2 to 330 cm-1 for NiSe2. There is an accidental degeneracy between the S-S stretching and Se-Se libration frequencies. The relative Raman intensities fit well with a random occupation of the anion sites by S and Se atoms, and different scattering cross sections.

  12. PHOTOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PbSe/BaF2/CaF2 FILMS ON Si(111)%硅基PbSe/BaF2/CaF2薄膜及其光电特性

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    金进生; 常勇; 等

    2001-01-01

    PbSe films were grown on Si(111) by incorporation of BaF2/CaF2 buffers using molecular beam epitaxy. The measurements of both scanning electronic microscopy and high-resolution X-ray diffraction showed high crystalline quality of the PbSe films. The surface of PbSe was mirror-like and no cracks were observed. The full width at half-maximum of PbSe diffraction peak was only 153 arcsec. The epitaxial PbSe films were used to fabricate photodiodes. For the first time, metallic aluminum was used to form Al-PbSe Schottky diodes, which demonstrated better and more stable current-voltage characteristics than that obtained from Pb-PbSe Schottky diodes.%采用分子束外延方法在Si(111)衬底上生长了PbSe/BaF2/CaF2薄膜,扫描电镜和X-光衍射分析显示,通过生长BaF2/CaF2缓冲层的方法,在Si(111)衬底上外延的PbSe薄膜晶体质量高,PbSe表面光亮,无开裂现象发生,X-光衍射峰峰宽窄(153arcs).外延生长的PbSe薄膜被应用于制作光电二极管,首次采用热蒸发金属铝膜在PbSe表面形成Al-PbSe肖特基结光电二极管,获得了比Pb-PbSe肖特基结更为稳定和理想的电流-电压特性曲线.

  13. Pre-concentration of Pb, Cd, and Ni in river water using back extraction method

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    Koesmawati, T. A.; Moelyo, M.; Rizqiani, A.; Tanuwidjaja, S.

    2017-03-01

    Dissolved heavy metals such as Pb, Cd and Ni in natural water can be the source of harmful contaminant for human health and aquatic life in aquatic systems. Particular treatment is needed for low concentration of metals in water samples using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (FAAS) measurement. The sample was collected from Cikapundung River in Siliwangi and Dayeuhkolot, Bandung. Back-extraction procedure was used as an alternative method for pre-concentration in trace metal analysis. Ammonium Pyrrolidine Dithiocarbamate (APDC) and Diethylammonium Diethyldithiocarbamate (DDDC) in Methyl Isobuthyl Ketone (MIBK) were used as chelating agent. In this study, the application of back-extraction procedure using APDC/DDDC chelating agent in MIBK resulted the detection limit of 2.2 μg/L for Pb; 1.6 μg/L for Cd; and 1.0 μg/L for Ni. The result showed that sensitivity was increased 4 times for Pb, 6 times for Ni, and none for Cd. The highest concentration of Pb in Cikapundung River was found 8.0 μg/L. All Ni concentration in water samples were under limit of detection. Method validation was conducted in this study and found that the value of correlation coefficient (r) for Pb, Cd and Ni was 0.9995, 0.9960 and 0.9994, respectively. The recovery value for Pb, Cd and Ni were 112.0, 81.5 and 85.9%, respectively in Cikapundung River, and 119.0, 83.5 and 85.9 %, respectively, in groundwater samples. The value of Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) for Pb, Cd and Ni in Cikapundung River were 2.01, 2.15 and 6.40%, respectively. On the other hand, the value of RSD of Pb, Cd and Ni in groundwater were 2.70, 3.30 and 7.69%, respectively. In conclusion, back-extraction method can be applied as pre-concentration for low concentration of Pb and Ni in river water samples.

  14. Preparation and crystal structure characterization of CuNiGaSe3 and CuNiInSe3 quaternary compounds

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    G E Delgado; A J Mora; P Grima-Gallardo; S Durán; M Muñoz; M Quintero

    2010-10-01

    Samples of the quaternary chalcogenide compounds, CuNiGaSe3 and CuNiInSe3, prepared by direct fusion and annealing method, were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction. In each case, the crystal structure was refined using the Rietveld method. Both compounds were found to crystallize in the tetragonal system, space group $\\bar{4}$2 (N°112), with unit cell parameter values = 5.6213(1) Å, = 11.0282(3) Å, = 348.48(1) Å3 and = 5.7857(2) Å, = 11.6287(5) Å, = 389.26(3) Å3 for CuNiGaSe3 and CuNiInSe3, respectively. These compounds have a normal adamantane structures and are isostructural with CuFeInSe3.

  15. PbSe quantum dot solar cells with more than 6% efficiency fabricated in ambient atmosphere.

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    Zhang, Jianbing; Gao, Jianbo; Church, Carena P; Miller, Elisa M; Luther, Joseph M; Klimov, Victor I; Beard, Matthew C

    2014-10-08

    Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are promising candidates for the next generation of photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Much of the progress in QD PVs is based on using PbS QDs, partly because they are stable under ambient conditions. There is considerable interest in extending this work to PbSe QDs, which have shown an enhanced photocurrent due to multiple exciton generation (MEG). One problem complicating such device-based studies is a poor stability of PbSe QDs toward exposure to ambient air. Here we develop a direct cation exchange synthesis to produce PbSe QDs with a large range of sizes and with in situ chloride and cadmium passivation. The synthesized QDs have excellent air stability, maintaining their photoluminescence quantum yield under ambient conditions for more than 30 days. Using these QDs, we fabricate high-performance solar cells without any protection and demonstrate a power conversion efficiency exceeding 6%, which is a current record for PbSe QD solar cells.

  16. Structure and composition effects on electrical and optical properties of sputtered PbSe thin films

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    Sun, Xigui; Gao, Kewei [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Pang, Xiaolu, E-mail: pangxl@mater.ustb.edu.cn [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Yang, Huisheng [Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Volinsky, Alex A. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 (United States)

    2015-10-01

    Lead selenide (PbSe) thin films were grown on Si (111) substrates using magnetron sputtering, and the structure and composition effects on the photoelectric and optical properties of the sputtered PbSe thin films were studied using field emission scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray detector, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, physical property measurement system and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The optical band gaps of all the sputtered PbSe thin films ranged from 0.264 eV to 0.278 eV. The PbSe thin film prepared with oxygen flux 1.0 sccm, deposition time 240 min, sputtering power 150 W and substrate temperature 150 °C showed the highest resistance change rate under illumination, about 84.47%. The variation trends of the photoelectric and optical properties with the average crystal size, lattice constant, oxygen content and lattice oxygen percentage were similar, respectively. The sputtered PbSe thin films showed poor photoelectric sensitivity, when the average crystal size was similar to the Bohr radius (46 nm), while the photoelectric sensitivity increased almost linearly with the oxygen content in the thin films, indicating that both deviating the average crystal size from the Bohr radius and increasing the oxygen content are two direct and effective ways to obtain high photoelectric sensitivity in PbSe thin films. - Highlights: • Lead selenide thin films were grown on Si (111) using magnetron sputtering. • Lead selenide thin films show superior photoelectric sensitivity. • The effects of structure and composition to the film properties were studied. • The photoelectric property was mainly affected by grain size and oxygen content.

  17. Synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic performance of PbS/Ni2P flowers

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    Liu, Shuling; Han, Lefang; Liu, Hui

    2016-11-01

    Flower-like PbS/Ni2P composites were synthesized by a facile two-step chemical route. The morphology and structure of the resulting composites were investigated by SEM and TEM images and XRD spectra, respectively. The results showed that the as-obtained composites were composed of the cubic PbS flowers and hexagonal Ni2P nanoparticles, and Ni2P nanoparticles coated on the surfaces of flower-like PbS microstructure. It was found that changing the molar ratio to 3:1, flower-like PbS/Ni2P composites have been successfully synthesized by using cationic cetyltrimethylammonium bromide(CTAB) and anionic sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as template. Furthermore, using methylene blue(MB) as a model organic pollutant, the photocatalytic degradation experiments indicated that the as-prepared composites showed enhanced photocatalytic degradation activity for methylene blue(75%) which is as higher as that of the only flower-like PbS (16.6%) and only Ni2P nanoparticles (44.8%) at the same time. This work may be expected to find its potential application in water pollution treatment.

  18. Size controlled near-infrared high-quality PbSe quantum dots

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    Kalasad, M. N.; Rabinal, M. K.; Mulimani, B. G.; Greenham, N. C.

    2015-06-01

    Herein, we report the size controlled preparation of PbSe quantum dots (QDs) by non coordinating solvent route using oleic acid as surfactant molecules. The particles size is controlled by varying temperature and time of reaction. The present method of synthesis gives highly stable colloids, spherical in shape, better size tunability, narrow size distribution, extremely small size, monodisperse and exhibit strong near-infrared emission. The estimated particles sizes are in the range of 2 to 8 nm. These PbSe quantum dots are used for applications in optoelectronics and biological imaging.

  19. Intrinsic localized mode and low thermal conductivity of PbSe

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    Shulumba, Nina; Hellman, Olle; Minnich, Austin J.

    2017-01-01

    Lead chalcogenides such as PbS, PbSe, and PbTe are of interest for their exceptional thermoelectric properties and strongly anharmonic lattice dynamics. Although PbTe has received the most attention, PbSe has a lower thermal conductivity and a nonlinear temperature dependence of thermal resistivity despite being stiffer, trends that prior first-principles calculations have not fully reproduced. Here, we use ab initio calculations that explicitly account for strong anharmonicity and a computationally efficient stochastic phase-space sampling scheme to identify the origin of this low thermal conductivity as an anomalously large anharmonic interaction, exceeding in strength that in PbTe, between the transverse optic and longitudinal acoustic branches. The strong anharmonicity is reflected in the striking observation of an intrinsic localized mode that forms in the acoustic frequencies. Our work shows the deep insights into thermal phonons that can be obtained from ab initio calculations that do not rely on perturbations from the ground-state phonon dispersion.

  20. Research progress of CdSe/ZnS and PbSe-quantum-dot doped fibers and fiber amplifiers%CdSe/ZnS和PbSe量子点光纤及光纤放大器研究进展

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    程成; 江慧绿

    2011-01-01

    Quantum dots(QDs), quantum dot doped fibers(QDFs) and quantum dot doped fiber amplifiers (QDFAs) are ones of the research focuses in recent years. In this study, the spectral characteristics and absorption-emission cross section of the CdSe/ZnS and PbSe QDs were described. The results showed that QDs had enhanced absorption and emission. The research advances were summarized for the CdSe/ ZnS QD doped fibers with different QD concentrations, and for the PbSe QDF materials fabricated by fusion and sol-gel method. The advantages and disadvantages of the methods in preparing QDF materials were analyzed. In addition, the researches on the PbSe QDFA were reviewed. A suggestion was given for potential applications of the QDFs in the future.%近年来,纳米晶体(量子点)以及量子点光纤、量子点光纤放大器成为一个研究热点.介绍了CdSe/ZnS和PbSe量子点的光谱特性以及量子点的吸收-辐射截面,表明量子点具有强的吸收和发射.总结了低浓度和较高浓度CdSe/ZnS量子点掺杂光纤、熔融法及溶胶凝胶法制备PbSe量子点光纤材料的最新研究进展,分析了两种方法制备量子点光纤材料的优缺点,概述了PbSe量子点光纤放大器的研究近况,展望了量子点光纤的应用前景.

  1. Synthesis and Spectroscopy of Silver-Doped PbSe Quantum Dots

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    Kroupa, Daniel M. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Department; Hughes, Barbara K. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Department; Miller, Elisa M. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Moore, David T. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Anderson, Nicholas C. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Chernomordik, Boris D. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Nozik, Arthur J. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States; Department; Beard, Matthew C. [Chemistry; amp, Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States

    2017-07-24

    Electronic impurity doping of bulk semiconductors is an essential component of semiconductor science and technology. Yet there are only a handful of studies demonstrating control of electronic impurities in semiconductor nanocrystals. Here, we studied electronic impurity doping of colloidal PbSe quantum dots (QDs) using a postsynthetic cation exchange reaction in which Pb is exchanged for Ag. We found that varying the concentration of dopants exposed to the as-synthesized PbSe QDs controls the extent of exchange. The electronic impurity doped QDs exhibit the fundamental spectroscopic signatures associated with injecting a free charge carrier into a QD under equilibrium conditions, including a bleach of the first exciton transition and the appearance of a quantum-confined, low-energy intraband absorption feature. Photoelectron spectroscopy confirms that Ag acts as a p-type dopant for PbSe QDs and infrared spectroscopy is consistent with k-p calculations of the size-dependent intraband transition energy. We find that to bleach the first exciton transition by an average of 1 carrier per QD requires that approximately 10% of the Pb be replaced by Ag. We hypothesize that the majority of incorporated Ag remains at the QD surface and does not interact with the core electronic states of the QD. Instead, the excess Ag at the surface promotes the incorporation of <1% Ag into the QD core where it causes p-type doping behavior.

  2. Mass-dependent and -independent fractionation of isotopes in Ni and Pb chelate complex formation reactions

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    Nomura, Masao; Kudo, Takashi; Adachi, Atsuhiko; Aida, Masao; Fujii, Yasuhiko [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama Meguroku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan)

    2013-11-13

    Mass independent fractionation (MIF) has been a very interesting topic in the field of inorganic isotope chemistry, in particular, geo- and cosmo- chemistry. In the present work, we studied the isotope fractionation of Ni(II) and Pb(II) ions in complex formation with chelating reagent EDTA. To obtain clear results on the mass dependence of the isotope fractionation, we have conducted long-distance ion exchange chromatography of Ni(II) and Pb(II), using chelate complex reagent EDTA. The results apparently show that the isotope fractionation in Ni complex formation system is governed by the mass dependent rule. On the other hand the isotope fractionation in the Pb complex system is governed by the mass independent rule or the nuclear volume effect.

  3. Mass-dependent and -independent fractionation of isotopes in Ni and Pb chelate complex formation reactions

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    Nomura, Masao; Kudo, Takashi; Adachi, Atsuhiko; Aida, Masao; Fujii, Yasuhiko

    2013-11-01

    Mass independent fractionation (MIF) has been a very interesting topic in the field of inorganic isotope chemistry, in particular, geo- and cosmo- chemistry. In the present work, we studied the isotope fractionation of Ni(II) and Pb(II) ions in complex formation with chelating reagent EDTA. To obtain clear results on the mass dependence of the isotope fractionation, we have conducted long-distance ion exchange chromatography of Ni(II) and Pb(II), using chelate complex reagent EDTA. The results apparently show that the isotope fractionation in Ni complex formation system is governed by the mass dependent rule. On the other hand the isotope fractionation in the Pb complex system is governed by the mass independent rule or the nuclear volume effect.

  4. Effect of defects on reaction of NiO surface with Pb-contained solution

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    Kim, Jongjin; Hou, Binyang; Park, Changyong; Bahn, Chi Bum; Hoffman, Jason; Black, Jennifer; Bhattacharya, Anand; Balke, Nina; Hong, Hawoong; Kim, Ji Hyun; Hong, Seungbum

    2017-01-01

    In order to understand the role of defects in chemical reactions, we used two types of samples, which are molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) grown NiO(001) film on Mg(001) substrate as the defect free NiO prototype and NiO grown on Ni(110) single crystal as the one with defects. In-situ observations for oxide-liquid interfacial structure and surface morphology were performed for both samples in water and Pb-contained solution using high-resolution X-ray reflectivity and atomic force microscopy. For the MBE grown NiO, no significant changes were detected in the high-resolution X-ray reflectivity data with monotonic increase in roughness. Meanwhile, in the case of native grown NiO on Ni(110), significant changes in both the morphology and atomistic structure at the interface were observed when immersed in water and Pb-contained solution. Our results provide simple and direct experimental evidence of the role of the defects in chemical reaction of oxide surfaces with both water and Pb-contained solution. PMID:28317881

  5. Electron density distribution and bonding in ZnSe and PbSe using maximum entropy method (MEM)

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    K S Syed Ali; R Saravanan; S Israel; R K Rajaram

    2006-04-01

    The study of electronic structure of materials and bonding is an important part of material characterization. The maximum entropy method (MEM) is a powerful tool for deriving accurate electron density distribution in crystalline materials using experimental data. In this paper, the attention is focused on producing electron density distribution of ZnSe and PbSe using JCPDS X-ray powder diffraction data. The covalent/ionic nature of the bonding and the interaction between the atoms are clearly revealed by the MEM maps. The mid bond electron densities between atoms in these systems are found to be 0.544 e/Å3 and 0.261 e/Å3, respectively for ZnSe and PbSe. The bonding in these two systems has been studied using two-dimensional MEM electron density maps on the (100) and (110) planes, and the one-dimensional electron density profiles along [100], [110] and [111] directions. The thermal parameters of the individual atoms have also been reported in this work. The algorithm of the MEM procedure has been presented.

  6. Glass-forming ability and rigidity percolation in SeTePb lone-pair semiconductors

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    Sharma, Pankaj

    2016-04-01

    Correlating the various physical parameters of known semiconductors and pointing the properties of new ones, a number of parameters have been employed recently with different levels of success. Taking this into account an attempt has been made to correlate the physical properties of Pb-doped Se-Te lone-pair semiconductors. The small band gap and large Bohr radius of lead (Pb) containing lone-pair semiconductors assist them with specific optical, electrical and thermal properties. The various physical parameters like number of constraints, lone pair of electron, heat of atomization, density, compactness, free volume percentage have been analyzed in terms of mean coordination number for (Se90Te10)100- x Pb x (x = 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24). The band gap for the compositions has been determined theoretically, and the obtained results are very well explained in terms of cohesive energy, electronegativity and average single bond energy.

  7. Glass-forming ability and rigidity percolation in SeTePb lone-pair semiconductors

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    Sharma, Pankaj [Jaypee University of Information Technology, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Waknaghat, Solan, H.P. (India)

    2016-04-15

    Correlating the various physical parameters of known semiconductors and pointing the properties of new ones, a number of parameters have been employed recently with different levels of success. Taking this into account an attempt has been made to correlate the physical properties of Pb-doped Se-Te lone-pair semiconductors. The small band gap and large Bohr radius of lead (Pb) containing lone-pair semiconductors assist them with specific optical, electrical and thermal properties. The various physical parameters like number of constraints, lone pair of electron, heat of atomization, density, compactness, free volume percentage have been analyzed in terms of mean coordination number for (Se{sub 90}Te{sub 10}){sub 100-x} Pb{sub x} (x=0,4,8,12,16,20,24). The band gap for the compositions has been determined theoretically, and the obtained results are very well explained in terms of cohesive energy, electronegativity and average single bond energy. (orig.)

  8. Size Effects in Transport Properties of PbSe Thin Films

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    Rogacheva, E. I.; Nashchekina, O. N.; Menshikova, S. I.

    2017-07-01

    This paper presents an overview and analysis of our earlier obtained experimental results on the dependences of kinetic properties of single PbSe quantum wells and PbSe-based superlattices on the PbSe layer thickness d. The observed oscillatory character of these dependences is attributed to quantum size effects due to electron or hole confinement in quantum wells. Some general regularities and factors that determine the character of these quantum size effects are established. The influence of the oxidation processes and doping on the d-dependences of the transport properties is revealed. A periodic change in the conductivity type related to quantum size oscillations is detected. It is shown that the experimentally determined values of the oscillation period Δ d are in good agreement with the results of theoretical calculations based on the model of a rectangular quantum well with infinitely high walls, taking into account the dependence of the Fermi energy ɛ F on d and the availability of subbands below ɛ F. It is established that the Δ d value for the superlattices is practically equal to the Δ d value observed for the single PbSe thin film.

  9. Nanoscale semiconductor Pb1-xSnxSe (x = 0.2) thin films synthesized by electrochemical atomic layer deposition

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    Lin, Shaoxiong; Zhang, Xin; Shi, Xuezhao; Wei, Jinping; Lu, Daban; Zhang, Yuzhen; Kou, Huanhuan; Wang, Chunming

    2011-04-01

    In this paper the fabrication and characterization of IV-VI semiconductor Pb1-xSnxSe (x = 0.2) thin films on gold substrate by electrochemical atomic layer deposition (EC-ALD) method at room temperature are reported. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) is used to determine approximate deposition potentials for each element. The amperometric I-t technique is used to fabricate the semiconductor alloy. The elements are deposited in the following sequence: (Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Sn …), each period is formed using four ALD cycles of PbSe followed by one cycle of SnSe. Then the deposition manner above is cyclic repeated till a satisfactory film with expected thickness of Pb1-xSnxSe is obtained. The morphology of the deposit is observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern is used to study its crystalline structure; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of the deposit indicates an approximate ratio 1.0:0.8:0.2 of Se, Pb and Sn, as the expected stoichiometry for the deposit. Open-circuit potential (OCP) studies indicate a good p-type property, and the good optical activity makes it suitable for fabricating a photoelectric switch.

  10. Comparison of serum Concentration of Se, Pb, Mg, Cu, Zn, between MS patients and healthy controls

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    Alizadeh, Anahita; Mehrpour, Omid; Nikkhah, Karim; Bayat, Golnaz; Espandani, Mahsa; Golzari, Alireza; Jarahi, Lida; Foroughipour, Mohsen

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is defined as one of the inflammatory autoimmune disorders and is common. Its exact etiology is unclear. There are some evidences on the role of environmental factors in susceptible genetics. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible role of Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Lead and Magnesium metals in Multiple Sclerosis patients. Methods In the present analytical cross-sectional study, 56 individuals including 26 patients and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in the evaluation. The serum level of Se, Zn, Cu, Pb were quantified in graphite furnace conditions and flame conditions by utilizing an atomic absorption Perkin Elmer spectrophotometer 3030. The serum levels of Mg were measured by auto analyzer 1500 BT. The mean level of minerals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Mg, Se) in serum samples were compared in both cases and controls. The mean level of minerals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Mg, Se) in serum samples were compared in both cases and controls by using independent-samples t-test for normal distribution and Mann-Whitney U test as a non-parametric test. All statistical analyses were carried out using SPSS 11.0. Results As well as the Zn, Cu, and Se, there was no significant difference between MS patients and healthy individuals in Pb concentrations (p-value = 0.11, 0.14, 0.32, 0.20 respectively) but the level of Mg was significantly different (p= 0.001). Conclusion All serum concentrations of Zn, Pb, Se, Cu in both groups were in normal ranges and there was no difference in MS patients compared with the healthy group who were matched in genetics. Blood level of Mg was significantly lower in MS patients. But it should be noted that even with the low level of serum magnesium in MS patients, this value is still in the normal range. PMID:27757186

  11. Flexible, low-voltage, and low-hysteresis PbSe nanowire field-effect transistors.

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    Kim, David K; Lai, Yuming; Vemulkar, Tarun R; Kagan, Cherie R

    2011-12-27

    We report low-hysteresis, ambipolar bottom gold contact, colloidal PbSe nanowire (NW) field-effect transistors (FETs) by chemically modifying the silicon dioxide (SiO(2)) gate dielectric surface to overcome carrier trapping at the NW-gate dielectric interface. While water bound to silanol groups at the SiO(2) surface are believed to give rise to hysteresis in FETs of a wide range of nanoscale materials, we show that dehydration and silanization are insufficient in reducing PbSe NW FET hysteresis. Encapsulating PbSe NW FETs in cured poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA), dehydrates and uniquely passivates the SiO(2) surface, to form low-hysteresis FETs. Annealing predominantly p-type ambipolar PbSe NW FETs switches the FET behavior to predominantly n-type ambipolar, both with and without PMMA passivation. Heating the PbSe NW devices desorbs surface bound oxygen, even present in the atmosphere of an inert glovebox. Upon cooling, overtime oxygen readsorption switches the FET polarity to predominantly p-type ambipolar behavior, but PMMA encapsulation maintains low hysteresis. Unfortunately PMMA is sensitive to most solvents and heat treatments and therefore its application for nanostructured material deposition and doping is limited. Seeking a robust, general platform for low-hysteresis FETs we explored a variety of hydroxyl-free substrate surfaces, including silicon nitride, polyimide, and parylene, which show reduced electron trapping, but still large hysteresis. We identified a robust dielectric stack by assembling octadecylphosphonic acid (ODPA) on aluminum oxide (Al(2)O(3)) to form low-hysteresis FETs. We further integrated the ODPA/Al(2)O(3) gate dielectric stack on flexible substrates to demonstrate low-hysteresis, low-voltage FETs, and the promise of these nanostructured materials in flexible, electronic circuitry.

  12. Metal pollution (Pb, Zn, Ni and Cr) in air, road and soil sediment in a high traffic area; Contaminacion por metales (Pb, Zn, Ni y Cr) en aire, sedimentos viales y suelo en una zona de alto trafico vehicular

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    Manchado, Anali; Garcia, Neyma; Garcia, Cezar; Acosta, Lorena; Cordova, Alberto; Linares, Maria; Giraldoth, Debora [Centro de Investigaciones CEDEGAS, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)]. E-mail: analimachado@yahoo.com; amachadop@luz.edu.ve; Velasquez, Harvi [Facultad Experimental de Ciencias, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)

    2008-11-15

    Due to the important health effects of inhalable particles (PM10) and its associated metals, levels of four trace metals (Pb, Ni, Zn, Cr) generated by mobile sources with variable toxicity incorporated to PM10 atmospheric samples in a high density traffic area were evaluated. Samples were collected at two different sites (being considered as emission and dispersion areas) during a dry-wet season period, using a low volume air sampler equipped with quartz fiber filters; after an acid extraction, samples were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. PM10 concentrations were two times higher in the emission area than in the dispersion area for both climatic regimens, but exhibited a better correlation between sites during the dry season. All the elements showed statistically significant differences between monitoring sites. On the other hand, when the total sampling period for PM10 is compared for all the tested metals, significant differences between sites and between meteorological seasons can be appreciated. The Venezuelan air quality standard for Pb was not exceeded, but a mean concentration of 1.13 {mu}g/m{sup 3} -very close to Venezuelan and USEPA standard- was obtained at the emission site. Nevertheless, Pb and Ni reported levels for both locations were above the Organizacion Mundial de la Salud (OMS) allowed limit during the whole sampling period. Further, the statistical analysis demonstrated the selection of the monitoring areas was adequate, confirming that motor vehicles are the main emission source of these atmospheric pollutants. [Spanish] Debido a la importancia del efecto sobre la salud de las particulas inhalables PM10 y los metales asociados a ellas, se evaluaron los niveles de cuatro metales traza (Pb, Ni, Zn y Cr) generados por fuentes moviles de dichas particulas, en sedimentos viales y suelo en una zona de alta densidad vehicular. Las muestras fueron colectadas en los sitios considerados como de emision y dispersion durante las epocas de

  13. Memory Switching in Amorphous Se90Te10- x Pb x

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    Atyia, H. E.

    2017-04-01

    The effect of various factors such as temperature, film thickness, and Pb content on the electrical conductivity and switching phenomenon in Se90 Te10- x Pb x films has been examined and is discussed herein. X-ray diffraction analysis and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy were used to confirm the structure and chemical composition of the films, respectively. The variation of the electrical conductivity σ dc with Pb addition was correlated with the nature and strength of the Pb bonds in the SeTe matrix. Current-voltage characteristic curves showed two regions of high and low resistance with negative differential resistances, revealing memory-type switching corresponding to an electrothermal model. The applicability of this model was confirmed using the electrical to switching activation energy ratio, as well as the heat dissipation factor. The mean switching voltage was found to be dependent on temperature, film thickness, and composition. The decrease in the switching voltage with Pb addition is analyzed based on the thermal stability variation.

  14. Electrical conduction mechanisms in PbSe and PbS nano crystals 3D matrix layer

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    Matan Arbell

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available A simulation study and measurements of the electrical conductance in a PbSe and PbS spherical Nano-crystal 3D matrix layer was carried out focusing on its dependences of Nano-crystal size distribution and size gradient along the layer thickness (z-direction. The study suggests a new concept of conductance enhancement by utilizing a size gradient along the layer thickness from mono-layer to the next mono-layer of the Nano-crystals, in order to create a gradient of the energy levels and thus improve directional conductance in this direction. A Monte Carlo simulation of the charge carriers path along the layer thickness of the Nano-crystals 3D matrix using the Miller-Abrahams hopping model was performed. We then compared the conductance characteristics of the gradual size 3D matrix layer to a constant-sized 3D matrix layer that was used as a reference in the simulation. The numerical calculations provided us with insights into the actual conductance mechanism of the PbSe and PbS Nano-crystals 3D matrix and explained the discrepancies in actual conductance and the variability in measured mobilities published in the literature. It is found that the mobility and thus conductance are dependent on a critical electrical field generated between two adjacent nano-crystals. Our model explains the conductance dependents on the: Cathode-Anode distance, the distance between the adjacent nano-crystals in the 3D matrix layer and the size distribution along the current direction. Part of the model (current-voltage dependence was validated using a current-voltage measurements taken on a constant size normal distribution nano-crystals PbS layer (330nm thick compared with the predicted I-V curves. It is shown that under a threshold bias, the current is very low, while after above a threshold bias the conductance is significantly increased due to increase of hopping probability. Once reaching the maximum probability the current tend to level-off reaching the maximal

  15. First Introduction of NiSe2 to Anode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries: A Hybrid of Graphene-Wrapped NiSe2/C Porous Nanofiber

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    Cho, Jung Sang; Lee, Seung Yeon; Kang, Yun Chan

    2016-03-01

    The first-ever study of nickel selenide materials as efficient anode materials for Na-ion rechargeable batteries is conducted using the electrospinning process. NiSe2-reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-C composite nanofibers are successfully prepared via electrospinning and a subsequent selenization process. The electrospun nanofibers giving rise to these porous-structured composite nanofibers with optimum amount of amorphous C are obtained from the polystyrene to polyacrylonitrile ratio of 1/4. These composite nanofibers also consist of uniformly distributed single-crystalline NiSe2 nanocrystals that have a mean size of 27 nm. In contrast, the densely structured bare NiSe2 nanofibers formed via selenization of the pure NiO nanofibers consist of large crystallites. The initial discharge capacities of the NiSe2-rGO-C composite and bare NiSe2 nanofibers at a current density of 200 mA g-1 are 717 and 755 mA h g-1, respectively. However, the respective 100th-cycle discharge capacities of the former and latter are 468 and 35 mA h g-1. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements reveal the structural stability of the composite nanofibers during repeated Na-ion insertion and extraction processes. The excellent Na-ion storage properties of these nanofibers are attributed to this structural stability.

  16. Dielectric relaxation in glassy Se75In25−Pb alloys

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    J Sharma; S Kumar

    2010-03-01

    In this paper we report the effect of Pb incorporation in the dielectric properties of a-Se75In25 glassy alloy. The temperature and frequency dependence of the dielectric constants and the dielectric losses in glassy Se75In25−Pb ( = 0, 5, 10 and 15) alloys in the frequency range (1 kHz–5 MHz) and temperature range (300–340 K) have been measured. A detailed analysis shows that the dielectric losses are dipolar in nature and can be understood in terms of hopping of charge carriers over a potential barrier as suggested by Elliott for the case of chalcogenide glasses. It has been found that both dielectric constant and the dielectric loss are highly dependent on frequency and temperature and also found to increase with increasing concentration of Pb in binary a-Se 75 In 25 glassy system. The results have been interpreted in terms of increase in the density of defect states by the incorporation of Pb as a metallic additive in the aforesaid glassy system.

  17. Electrochemiluminescent detection of Pb2+ by graphene/gold nanoparticles and CdSe quantum dots

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    Lu, Liping; Guo, Linqing; Li, Jiao; Kang, Tianfang; Cheng, Shuiyuan

    2016-12-01

    A highly sensitive electrochemiluminescent detection method for lead ions (Pb(II)) was fabricated based on the distance-dependent quenching of the electrochemiluminescence from CdSe quantum dots by nanocomposites of graphene and gold nanoparticles. Graphene/gold nanoparticles were electrochemically deposited onto a glassy carbon electrode through the constant potential method. Thiol-labeled DNA was then assembled on the surface of the electrode via gold-sulfur bonding, following which the amino-labeled terminal of the DNA was linked to carboxylated CdSe quantum dots by the formation of amide bonds. The 27-base aptamer was designed with two different domains: the immobilization and detection sequences. The immobilization sequence was paired with 12 complementary bases and immobilized on the gold electrode; the single-stranded detection sequence, rich in G bases, formed a G-quadruplex (G4) structure in the presence of Pb2+. The formation of G4 shortens the distance between the CdSe quantum dots and the Au electrode, which decreases the electrochemiluminescent intensity in a linear fashion, proportional to the concentration of Pb(II). The linear range of the sensor was 10-10 to 10-8 mol/L (R = 0.9819) with a detection limit of 10-10 mol/L. This sensor detected Pb(II) in real water samples with satisfactory results.

  18. Hierarchical ternary Ni-Co-Se nanowires for high-performance supercapacitor device design.

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    Guo, Kailu; Cui, Shizhong; Hou, Hongwei; Chen, Weihua; Mi, Liwei

    2016-12-06

    Large-scale uniform Ni-Co-Se bimetallic ternary nanowires have been successfully synthesized through a successive cation exchange. First, NiSe nanowires in situ grown on nickel foam (NF) were prepared by a facile solvothermal route. Next, a series of ternary materials possessing different proportions of Ni and Co were fabricated by a Co-exchange method using the Ni@NiSe material as a template, which effectively achieved morphological inheritance from the parent material. To explore the electrochemical performance, all synthetic materials were assembled into asymmetric supercapacitor devices. Among asymmetric supercapacitor devices, the Ni@Ni0.8Co0.2Se//active carbon (AC) device exhibited a high specific capacitance of 86 F g(-1) at a current density of 1 A g(-1) and excellent cycling stability with virtually no decrease in capacitance after 2000 continuous charge-discharge cycles. This device still delivered an energy density of 17 Wh kg(-1) even at a high power density of 1526.8 W kg(-1). These superior electrochemical properties of Ni@Ni0.8Co0.2Se as an electrode material for supercapacitor devices confirmed the synergistic effect between Co and Ni ions, suggesting their potential application in the field of energy storage.

  19. Quantum size effect on the layer by layer assembly of PbTe–InSe multilayer nanocomposite structures

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    Parvathi, M. Manonmani; Arivazhagan, V. [Department of Physics, Karunya University, Coimbatore 641 114 (India); Rajesh, S., E-mail: drsrajesh@karunya.edu [Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Karunya University, Coimbatore 641 114 (India)

    2015-10-15

    PbTe–InSe multilayer nanocomposite structures were prepared by thermal evaporation method using layer by layer assembly with different PbTe nanocrystal (NCs) layer thicknesses ranges from 5 to 20 nm. Cross sectional transmission electron microscopy images divulge the formation of PbTe NCs embedded within InSe matrix as an ordered PbTe–InSe multilayer structure. X-ray and electron beam diffractions from the multilayer structure exhibit eminent peak at (2 0 0) plane analogous to face-centred cubic PbTe. The absorption onset significantly blue shifted as long as 3 nm PbTe NCs were embedded in InSe matrix. The observed band gap is correlated with theoretically predicted effective band gap of three dimensionally confined PbTe NCs which confirm size dependent quantum confinement effect. PL spectra show dominant single emission at 1.6 eV corresponding to the band edge emission of PbTe NCs. The prospects to use this structure in p-i-n junction quantum dot solar cells are discussed. - Graphical abstract: A graphical abstract to illustrate (a) schematic view of the PbTe–InSe multilayer structure. (b) and (c) are the cross sectional TEM and AFM image of the single layer PbTe NCs on InSe matrix, respectively. - Highlights: • PbTe Nanocrystals embedded in an amorphous InSe matrix by thermal evaporation. • Array of 3D confined PbTe NCs was obtained from layer by layer deposition. • Growth of isolated PbTe NCs were observed from TEM and AFM. • Blue shift from absorption spectra and quantum confined PL emission were observed. • Use of this structure in next generation solar cells were discussed.

  20. High-performance broadband photodetector using solution-processible PbSe-TiO(2)-graphene hybrids.

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    Manga, Kiran Kumar; Wang, Junzhong; Lin, Ming; Zhang, Jie; Nesladek, Milos; Nalla, Venkatram; Ji, Wei; Loh, Kian Ping

    2012-04-01

    Highly sensitive, multicomponent broadband photodetector devices are made from PbSe/graphene/TiO(2). TiO(2) and PbSe nanoparticles act as light harvesting photoactive materials from the UV to IR regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, while the graphene acts as a charge collector for both photogenerated holes and electrons under an applied electric field.

  1. Lithium electrochemistry of NiSe{sub 2}. A new kind of storage energy material

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    Xue, Ming-Zhe; Fu, Zheng-Wen [Department of Chemistry and Laser Chemistry Institute, Shanghai Key laboratory of Molecular Catalysts and Innovative Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

    2006-12-15

    NiSe{sub 2} thin film has been successfully fabricated by reactive pulsed laser deposition and was investigated for its electrochemistry with lithium for the first time. The reversible discharge capacities of NiSe{sub 2}/Li cells cycled between 1.0V and 3.0V were found in the range of 314.9-467.5mAhg{sup -1} during the first 200 cycles. By using ex situ X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and selected-area electron diffraction measurements, the intermediates of {beta}-NiSe, and Ni{sub 3}Se{sub 2} were identified during the reversible conversions of NiSe{sub 2} into metal nickel and Li{sub 2}Se. Both cation (nickel) and anion (selenium) in NiSe{sub 2} provide the redox active centers in its electrochemical reaction with lithium, indicating one of the features of its lithium electrochemistry. The high reversible capacity and good cycle ability of NiSe{sub 2} electrode made it become a promising cathode material for future rechargeable lithium batteries. (author)

  2. First principles calculations of structural, electronic and thermal properties of lead chalcogenides PbS, PbSe and PbTe compounds

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    N Boukhris; H Meradji; S Amara Korba; S Drablia; S Ghemid; F El Haj Hassan

    2014-08-01

    The structural, electronic and thermal properties of lead chalcogenides PbS, PbSe and BeTe using full-potential linear augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method are investigated. The exchange–correlation energy within the local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) are described. The calculated structural parameters are in reasonable agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. The electronic band structure shows that the fundamental energy gap is direct (L–L) for all the compounds. Thermal effects on some macroscopic properties of these compounds are predicted using the quasi-harmonic Debye model, in which the lattice vibrations are taken into account. The variations of the lattice constant, bulk modulus, heat capacity, volume expansion coefficient and Debye temperature with temperature and pressure are obtained successfully. The effect of spin–orbit interaction is found to be negligible in determining the thermal properties and leads to a richer electronic structure.

  3. Dirac Landau Level Spectroscopy in Pb1−xSnxSe and Pb1−xSnxTe across the Topological Phase Transition: A Review

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Topological crystalline insulators (TCIs are topological materials that have Dirac surface states occurring at crystalline symmetric points in the Brillouin zone. This topological state has been experimentally shown to occur in the lead–tin salts Pb1−xSnxSe and Pb1−xSnxTe. More recent works also took interest in studying the topological phase transition from trivial to non-trivial topology that occurs in such materials as a function of increasing Sn content. A peculiar property of these materials is the fact that their bulk bands disperse following a massive Dirac dispersion that is linear at low energies above the energy gap. This makes Pb1−xSnxSe and Pb1−xSnxTe ideal platforms to simultaneously study 3D and 2D Dirac physics. In this review, we will go over infrared magneto-optical studies of the Landau level dispersion of Pb1−xSnxSe and Pb1−xSnxTe for both the bulk and surface bands and summarize work that has been done on this matter. We will review recent work on probing the topological phase transition in TCI. We will finally present our views on prospects and open questions that have yet to be addressed in magneto-optical spectroscopy studies on Pb1-xSnxSe and Pb1−xSnxTe.

  4. Systematical shape evolution of hexagonal NiSe crystals caused by mixed solvents and ammonium chloride

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    Chen, Shuguang; Zeng, Kai; Song, Yande; Li, Haibin; Liu, Peng; Li, Fujin

    2012-11-01

    Systematic shape evolution of hexagonal NiSe crystals is realized via a simple solvothermal route in a mixture of NiCl2·6H2O, elemental selenium, hydrazine hydrate and ethylenediamine. By introducing ammonium chloride as electrolyte and varying the volume ratios of hydrazine hydrate to ethylenediamine, shape evolution of hexagonal NiSe crystals from small hexagonal microdisks to hexagonal microdisks in larger width, microspheres, hexagonal prisms and hexagonal bitowers is successfully achieved. X-ray powder diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersion spectrometer, transmission electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction are performed for the analyses of the products. The ionization and hydrolysis of ammonium chloride decrease the nucleation rate of hexagonal NiSe and the diffusion rate of growth resources, while the adsorption of ethylenediamine at {001} facets of hexagonal NiSe crystals inhibits the crystal growth in directions, thus leading to various novel architectures.

  5. Excitonic Insulator State in Ta2NiSe5 Probed by Photoemission Spectroscopy

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    Wakisaka, Y.; Sudayama, T.; Takubo, K.; Mizokawa, T.; Arita, M.; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.; Katayama, N.; Nohara, M.; Takagi, H.

    2009-07-01

    We report on a photoemission study of Ta2NiSe5 that has a quasi-one-dimensional structure and an insulating ground state. Ni 2p core-level spectra show that the Ni 3d subshell is partially occupied and the Ni 3d states are heavily hybridized with the Se 4p states. In angle-resolved photoemission spectra, the valence-band top is found to be extremely flat, indicating that the ground state can be viewed as an excitonic insulator state between the Ni 3d-Se 4p hole and the Ta 5d electron. We argue that the high atomic polarizability of Se plays an important role to stabilize the excitonic state.

  6. CdS/PbSe heterojunction for high temperature mid-infrared photovoltaic detector applications

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    Weng, Binbin, E-mail: binbinweng@ou.edu, E-mail: shi@ou.edu; Qiu, Jijun; Zhao, Lihua; Chang, Caleb [The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Shi, Zhisheng, E-mail: binbinweng@ou.edu, E-mail: shi@ou.edu [The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Nanolight, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma 73069 (United States)

    2014-03-24

    n-CdS/p-PbSe heterojunction is investigated. A thin CdS film is deposited by chemical bath deposition on top of epitaxial PbSe film by molecular beam epitaxy on Silicon. Current-voltage measurements demonstrate very good junction characteristics with rectifying ratio of ∼178 and ideality factor of 1.79 at 300 K. Detectors made with such structure exhibit mid-infrared spectral photoresponse at room temperature. The peak responsivity R{sub λ} and specific detectivity D{sup *} are 0.055 A/W and 5.482 × 10{sup 8} cm·Hz{sup 1/2}/W at λ = 4.7 μm under zero-bias photovoltaic mode. Temperature-dependent photoresponse measurements show abnormal intensity variation below ∼200 K. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are also discussed.

  7. [Study of PbSe quantum dots for use in luminescence solar concentrators].

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    Hu, Wen-Jia; Zhang, Yu; Jian, Xu; Wang, Jing-Kang

    2013-02-01

    With the study of the characteristic of luminescence solar concentrator, a simple and practicable Monte Carlo simulation system was invented based on ray tracing method. PbSe quantum dots were successfully introduced into this system, and the optical parameter and quantum dots concentration were simulated and optimized. The cost per unit of the solar cell base on luminescence solar concentrator was investigated, and it was found that the cost of traditional solar cells can be reduced by 49.2%.

  8. Comprehensive size effect on PbSe quantum dot-doped liquid-core optical fiber

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    Zhang, Lei; Zhang, Bing; Ning, Lina; Li, Shuai; Zheng, Youjin

    2017-01-01

    We have theoretically studied a comprehensive size effect on the spectra of PbSe quantum dot (QD)-doped liquid-core optical fiber, including PbSe QD's particle size and particle number effect, and fiber length and fiber diameter effect. The doping concentration, pump intensity and wavelength were fixed at proper values for comparison. The red shift of emission spectral peak increased with QD diameter, QD number, fiber length and fiber diameter, and reached up to saturation with increasingly QD number which was explained in detail. The evolutions of spectral intensity with the four size parameters were gained, and the related "optimal" (under the certain other parameters) fiber length, diameter and QD number were observed for PbSe QDs of different size as the dopant. Furthermore, each kind of the "optimal" value changed with the other three size parameters. These four size parameters restricted each other, and affected the spectral features together. The calculating results fitted well to the experimental data. This research might be a theoretical basis in the design of optical fiber-based device.

  9. Anisotropic superconducting property studies of single crystal PbTaSe2

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    Sankar, Raman; Narsinga Rao, G.; Panneer Muthuselvam, I.; Chang, Tay-Rong; Jeng, H. T.; Senthil Murugan, G.; Lee, Wei-Li; Chou, F. C.

    2017-03-01

    The anisotropic superconducting properties of PbTaSe2 single crystal is reported. Superconductivity with T c  =  3.83  ±  0.02 K has been characterized fully with electrical resistivity ρ(T), magnetic susceptibility χ(T), and specific heat C p (T) measurements using single crystal samples. The superconductivity is type-II with lower critical field H c1 and upper critical field H c2 of 65 and 450 Oe (H⊥  to the ab-plane), 140 and 1500 Oe (H|| to the ab-plane), respectively. These results indicate that the superconductivity of PbTaSe2 is anisotropic. The superconducting anisotropy, electron-phonon coupling λ ep, superconducting energy gap Δ0, and the specific heat jump ΔC/γT c at T c confirms that PbTaSe2 can be categorized as a bulk superconductor.

  10. Anisotropic superconducting property studies of single crystal PbTaSe2.

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    Sankar, Raman; Rao, G Narsinga; Muthuselvam, I Panneer; Chang, Tay-Rong; Jeng, H T; Murugan, G Senthil; Lee, Wei-Li; Chou, F C

    2017-03-08

    The anisotropic superconducting properties of PbTaSe2 single crystal is reported. Superconductivity with T c  =  3.83  ±  0.02 K has been characterized fully with electrical resistivity ρ(T), magnetic susceptibility χ(T), and specific heat C p (T) measurements using single crystal samples. The superconductivity is type-II with lower critical field H c1 and upper critical field H c2 of 65 and 450 Oe (H⊥  to the ab-plane), 140 and 1500 Oe (H|| to the ab-plane), respectively. These results indicate that the superconductivity of PbTaSe2 is anisotropic. The superconducting anisotropy, electron-phonon coupling λ ep, superconducting energy gap Δ0, and the specific heat jump ΔC/γT c at T c confirms that PbTaSe2 can be categorized as a bulk superconductor.

  11. A comprehensive study on photocatalytic activity of supported Ni/Pb sulfide and oxide systems onto natural zeolite nanoparticles.

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    Babaahamdi-Milani, Majid; Nezamzadeh-Ejhieh, Alireza

    2016-11-15

    The Ni(II)-Pb(II) exchanged clinoptilolite nanoparticles (NCP) were transformed to corresponding oxides and sulfides via calcination and sulfiding processes, respectively. The obtained catalysts were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, TEM and DRS and used in photodegradation of p-nitrophenol (4-NP) aqueous solution under Hg-lamp irradiation. Results showed considerable increase in activity of the coupled semiconductors with respect to monocomponent one. In NiO-PbO-NCP system, conduction band (CB) of NiO is enough negative for easily migration of photogenerated electrons to CB-PbO level, while such phenomena take place from more negative CB-PbS level to CB-NiS level in NiS-PbS-NCP. These phenomena significantly prevented from electron-hole recombination which increased photocatalytic activity of the coupled semiconductors. Best photodegradation activities obtained by NiO1.3%-PbO14.7%-NCP and NiS2.1%-PbS10.0%-NCP, confirming semiconductors' mass-ratio dependence of the photocatalytic process. The supported coupled semiconductors showed blue shifts in band gap energies with respect to the bulk semiconductors which confirm formation of semiconductors nanoparticles inside the zeolite framework. The highest degradation percentage of 4-NP was obtained at: 0.5gL(-1) photocatalysts, 15mgL(-1) 4-NP at pH 7.5.

  12. Hydrothermal growth of NiSe 2 tubular microcrystals assisted by PVA

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    Fan, Hai; Zhang, Maofeng; Zhang, Xianwen; Qian, Yitai

    2009-10-01

    NiSe 2 tubular microcrystals assembled of nanoparticles have been prepared via a hydrothermal method in an ethanolamine and water mixed solution assisted by polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The prepared tubular crystals with hexagonal structure are composed of nanoparticles with average diameter of 30 nm. It was found that the phase of the products could be adjusted by the molar ratio of the reactants (Ni/Se), and the morphology of the products could be greatly influenced by the quantity of surfactant PVA. Based on the experimental results, the possible formation mechanism of NiSe 2 tubular microcrystals is also discussed.

  13. Pure rotational spectra of PbSe and PbTe: potential function, Born-Oppenheimer breakdown, field shift effect and magnetic shielding.

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    Giuliano, Barbara M; Bizzocchi, Luca; Cooke, Stephen; Banser, Deike; Hess, Mareike; Fritzsche, Juliane; Grabow, Jens-Uwe

    2008-04-21

    The pure rotational spectra of 41 isotopic species of PbSe and PbTe have been measured in their X 1Sigma+ electronic state with a resonator pulsed-jet Fourier transform microwave spectrometer. The molecules were prepared by laser ablation of suitable target rods and stabilised in supersonic jets of noble gas. Global multi-isotopologue analyses yielded spectroscopic Dunham parameters Y01, Y11, Y21, Y31, Y02, and Y12 for both species, as well as effective Born-Oppenheimer breakdown (BOB) coefficients delta01 for Pb, Se and Te. Unusual large values of the BOB parameters for Pb have been rationalized in terms of finite nuclear size (field shift) effect. A direct fit of the same data sets to an appropriate radial Hamiltonian yielded analytic potential energy functions and BOB radial functions for the X 1Sigma+ electronic state of both PbSe and PbTe. Additionally, the magnetic hyperfine interactions produced by the uneven mass number A nuclei 207Pb, 77Se, 123Te, and 125Te were observed, yielding first determinations of the corresponding nuclear spin-rotation coupling constants.

  14. Synthetic Active Site Model of the [NiFeSe] Hydrogenase.

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    Wombwell, Claire; Reisner, Erwin

    2015-05-26

    A dinuclear synthetic model of the [NiFeSe] hydrogenase active site and a structural, spectroscopic and electrochemical analysis of this complex is reported. [NiFe('S2Se2')(CO)3] (H2'S2Se2' = 1,2-bis(2-thiabutyl-3,3-dimethyl-4-selenol)benzene) has been synthesized by reacting the nickel selenolate complex [Ni('S2Se2')] with [Fe(CO)3bda] (bda = benzylideneacetone). X-ray crystal structure analysis confirms that [NiFe('S2Se2')(CO)3] mimics the key structural features of the enzyme active site, including a doubly bridged heterobimetallic nickel and iron center with a selenolate terminally coordinated to the nickel center. Comparison of [NiFe('S2Se2')(CO)3] with the previously reported thiolate analogue [NiFe('S4')(CO)3] (H2'S4' = H2xbsms = 1,2-bis(4-mercapto-3,3-dimethyl-2-thiabutyl)benzene) showed that the selenolate groups in [NiFe('S2Se2')(CO)3] give lower carbonyl stretching frequencies in the IR spectrum. Electrochemical studies of [NiFe('S2Se2')(CO)3] and [NiFe('S4')(CO)3] demonstrated that both complexes do not operate as homogenous H2 evolution catalysts, but are precursors to a solid deposit on an electrode surface for H2 evolution catalysis in organic and aqueous solution. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

  15. Size control by rate control in colloidal PbSe quantum dot synthesis

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    Čapek, Richard Karel; Yanover, Dianna; Lifshitz, Efrat

    2015-03-01

    A recently demonstrated approach to control the size of colloidal nanoparticles, ``size control by rate control'', which was validated on the examples of colloidal CdSe- and CdS-quantum dot (CQD) synthesis, appears to be a general strategy for designing technically applicable CQD-syntheses. The ``size control by rate control'' concept allows full-yield syntheses of ensembles of CQDs with different sizes by tuning the solute formation rate. In this work, we extended this strategy to dialkylphosphine enhanced hot-injection synthesis of PbSe-CQDs. Furthermore, we provide new insight into the reaction mechanism of dialkylphosphine enhancement in TOPSe based CQD-syntheses.A recently demonstrated approach to control the size of colloidal nanoparticles, ``size control by rate control'', which was validated on the examples of colloidal CdSe- and CdS-quantum dot (CQD) synthesis, appears to be a general strategy for designing technically applicable CQD-syntheses. The ``size control by rate control'' concept allows full-yield syntheses of ensembles of CQDs with different sizes by tuning the solute formation rate. In this work, we extended this strategy to dialkylphosphine enhanced hot-injection synthesis of PbSe-CQDs. Furthermore, we provide new insight into the reaction mechanism of dialkylphosphine enhancement in TOPSe based CQD-syntheses. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Additional data about the reaction and growth kinetics, NMR-data and exemplary TEM images of PbSe-CQDs prepared by the procedure described in this publication. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr00028a

  16. Cation exchange synthesis of uniform PbSe/PbS core/shell tetra-pods and their use as near-infrared photodetectors

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    Mishra, N.; Mukherjee, B.; Xing, G.; Chakrabortty, S.; Guchhait, A.; Lim, J. Y.

    2016-07-01

    In this work we explore the preparation of complex-shaped semiconductor nanostructures composed of different materials via a cationic exchange process in which the cations of the original semiconductor nanostructure are replaced by cations of different metals with preservation of the shape and the anionic framework of the nanocrystals. Utilizing this cation exchange method, we synthesized two new tetrapods for the first time: Cu2-xSe/Cu2-xS and PbSe/PbS, both prepared from CdSe/CdS tetrapods as `templates'. We also fabricated near-infrared (NIR) photodetectors with a very simple architecture comprising a PbSe/PbS tetrapod layer between two Au electrodes on a glass substrate. When illuminated by a NIR laser, these devices are capable of achieving a responsivity of 11.9 A W-1 without the use of ligand-exchange processes, thermal annealing or hybrid device architecture. Transient absorption spectroscopy was carried out on these PbSe/PbS tetrapods, the results of which suggest that the branched morphology contributes in part to device performance. Investigation of the charge dynamics of the PbSe/PbS tetrapods revealed an extremely long-lived exciton recombination lifetime of ~17 ms, which can result in enhanced photoconductive gain. Overall, these heterostructured tetrapods showcase simultaneously the importance of nanoparticle shape, band structure, and surface chemistry in the attainment of NIR photodetection.In this work we explore the preparation of complex-shaped semiconductor nanostructures composed of different materials via a cationic exchange process in which the cations of the original semiconductor nanostructure are replaced by cations of different metals with preservation of the shape and the anionic framework of the nanocrystals. Utilizing this cation exchange method, we synthesized two new tetrapods for the first time: Cu2-xSe/Cu2-xS and PbSe/PbS, both prepared from CdSe/CdS tetrapods as `templates'. We also fabricated near-infrared (NIR) photodetectors

  17. Performance of the PdNi and PdNiSe as cathodes in PEM fuel cells; Desempeno de PdNi y PdNiSe como catodos en celdas de combustible tipo PEM

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    Santana, A.; Ramos-Sanchez, G.; Vazquez, G.; Solorza-Feria, O. [Centro de Investigaciones y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: gramos@cinvestav.mx

    2009-09-15

    The search for new materials capable of catalyzing oxygen reactions in low temperature fuel cells continues to be one of the key issues in the development of a hydrogen economy. Electrochemical and physical characterization studies have demonstrated that the PdNi and PdNiSe catalysts have adequate properties for use as cathodes in fuel cells. Nevertheless, the performance of the materials in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells depends not only on the catalytic properties but also on the adequate preparation of the electrocatalyst membrane interface (EMI). This work presents the results of the search for optimal conditions to prepare the EMIs with PdNi and PdNiSe cathodes. There are many variables for handling the preparation of the interfaces, nevertheless our search focuses on two: catalyst ratio/Vulcan Carbon® and the catalyst amount. Interfaces were prepared with an active area of 5 cm{sup 2} with PdNi and PdNiSe cathodes and carbon fabric anode with Pt E-tek®. These interfaces were tested with an ElectroChem model under different gas pressure and temperature conditions. The optimization method was carried out using a simplex method with the variables mentioned above and power density per unit mass and catalyst area as response variables. [Spanish] La busqueda de nuevos materiales capaces de catalizar la Reaccion de Oxigeno (RRO) en celdas de combustible de baja temperatura, sigue siendo uno de los temas clave para el desarrollo de una Economia del Hidrogeno. Estudios electroquimicos y de caracterizacion fisica han demostrado que los catalizadores PdNi y PdNiSe, tienen las propiedades adecuadas para poder ser utilizados como catodos en celdas de combustible; sin embargo el desempeno de los materiales en celdas de combustible de membrana de intercambio protonico (PEM), no solo depende de las propiedades del catalizador, sino tambien de la preparacion adecuada del Ensamble Membrana Electrocatalizador (EME). En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de la

  18. Fractionation of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in floodplain soils from Egypt, Germany and Greece

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Trace elements are potentially toxic to human life and the environment. Element toxicity depends on chemical associations in soils. Therefore, determining the chemical form of an element in soils is important to evaluate its mobility and bioavailability. Initial soil development in river floodplains influences soil properties, processes and therefore behavior of trace elements. In this study, three different floodplain soils sampled at three rivers (Nile/Egypt, Elbe/Germany and Penios/Greece were used to link soil development and properties to the geochemical fractions and mobility of some trace elements. Sequential extraction was used to fractionate five trace elements (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn into five operationally defined groups: water soluble + exchangeable, carbonate, Fe-Mn oxide, organic, and residual. German soil showed the highest total concentration of the studied elements (except Ni. The Greek soil had the greatest amount of Ni. The residual fraction was the abundant pool for the studied elements examined in the Egyptian and Greek soils while the non-residual fraction was the dominant pool for all elements in the German soil. A significant amount (71- 94% of all elements was present in German soil in the potentially available fraction: non-residual fraction, while the amount of this fraction ranged between 9 and 39 % in Greek soil and between 9 and 34 % in Egyptian soil. These suggest that the potential availability of the studied trace elements was extremely high in German soil compared to the Egyptian and Greek soil. In the German soil, most of the non-residual Cd, Ni and Zn were bounded with the Fe-Mn oxide fraction, while Cu and Pb distributed in the organic fraction. While in the Egyptian and Greek soils Fe-Mn oxide fraction was the abundant pool for the studied elements except for Cd, in which the exchangeable and the carbonate fractions had the greatest amount of Cd. Assuming that mobility and bioavailability of these elements

  19. Monte Carlo study of PbSe quantum dots as the fluorescent material in luminescent solar concentrators.

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    Wilton, S R; Fetterman, M R; Low, J J; You, Guanjun; Jiang, Zhenyu; Xu, Jian

    2014-01-13

    In this paper, Monte Carlo simulations were performed to determine the potential efficiencies of luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) systems using PbSe quantum dots (QDs) as the active fluorescent material. The simulation results suggest that PbSe QD LSCs display good absorption characteristics, but yield limited LSC power conversion efficiency due to self-absorption and down-conversion loss. It is proposed that the self-absorption loss can be reduced by utilizing Förster resonance energy transfer between two different sizes of PbSe QDs, yielding pronounced improvement in the optical efficiency of LSCs.

  20. Boost in room temperature thermoelectric performance of PbSe:Alx through band modification and low densification

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    Gayner, Chhatrasal; Sharma, Raghunandan; Das, Malay K.; Kar, Kamal K.

    2016-10-01

    Optimization of the transport properties of PbSe to maximize its thermoelectric performance at room temperature has been achieved through a combination of elemental doping and low densification. Al doped PbSe (PbSe:Alx; 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.06) with both lattice substitutional (Pb site) and interstitial occupation has been synthesized through solid state reaction. High Seebeck coefficient of ˜300 to 400 μV/K is noticed at 300 to 500 K. This, combined with the lower thermal conductivity of ˜1.20 W/m K, provides an improved ZT value as high as ˜0.67 at 300 K to the PbSe:Alx Also, by substituting Al in PbSe, maximum power factors of ˜20 to 26.6 μW/cm K2 at 310 K are produced. The high room temperature thermoelectric performance of PbSe:Alx has been attributed to the mix contribution of the Al impurity states and the low densification. The strategy may be utilized to cost effective development of the low working temperature thermoelectric devices.

  1. Structural and electrical properties of annealed CdSe films on Ni substrate

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    Athanassopoulou, M.D.; Mergos, J.A.; Palaiologopoulou, M.D.; Argyropoulos, Th.G.; Dervos, C.T., E-mail: cdervos@central.ntua.gr

    2012-08-31

    Preparation and characterization of CdSe thin film semiconductors, prepared by cathodic electrodeposition from an acid sulphate solution (CdSO{sub 4}-SeO{sub 2}) before and after thermal treatment in nitrogen atmosphere, were investigated. The effect of the bath temperature and how it affects the cadmium selenide (CdSe) deposits were studied. The formation of compact barrier layers of zinc blende CdSe was attained. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction patterns present a remarkably intense cubic structure, even after thermal treatment. The Ni/CdSe/Au structure may exhibit rectifying properties depending on the temperature during the electrodeposition. Thermal annealing in nitrogen gas increases the conductivity of CdSe and intensifies the rectification properties of the Ni/CdSe/Au structure. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High quality (111) CdSe films by electrolytic deposition on Ni substrates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Investigation of optimum film growth parameters during the electrodeposition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Electrical characterization and rectification properties of Ni/CdSe/Au structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal annealing in nitrogen gas, to investigate changes induced on deposits. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Conductivity of CdSe and potential barriers are controlled by annealing.

  2. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FRACTIONATIONS OF Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn AND Ni AND SOIL PROPERTIES IN URBAN SOILS OF CHANGCHUN, CHINA

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    GUO Ping; XIE Zhong-lei; LI Jun; KANG Chun-li; LIU Jian-hua

    2005-01-01

    An extensive soil investigation was conducted in different domains of Changchun to disclose the fractionations of Pb, Cu, Cd, Zn and Ni in urban soils. Meanwhile correlation analysis and multiple stepwise regressions were used to define relationships between soil properties and metal fractions and the chief factors influencingthe fractionation of heavy metals in the soils. The results showed that Pb, Ni and Cu were mainly associated with the residual and organic forms; most of Cd was concentrated in the residual and exchangeable fractions. Zn in residual and carbonate fraction was the highest. The activities of the heavy metals probably declined in the following order: Cd, Zn,Pb, CuandNi. The chemical fractions of heavy metals in different domains in Changchun City were of significantly spatial heterogeneity. Soil properties had different influences on the chemical fractions of heavy metals to some extent and the main factors influencing Cd, Zn, Pb, Cu and Ni fractionation and transformation were apparently different.

  3. Performance of NiB inhibitor for PbSCC of alloy 600 in Pb-contaminated water and caustic solutions

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    Kim, Joung Soo; Yi, Yong-Sun; Kwon, Oh Chul; Kim, Mi-Ae; Kim, Hong Pyo

    2008-06-01

    Nickel-based iron-chromium alloys are used as steam generator (SG) tubing materials in nuclear power plants (NPPs) but experience intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) and lead stress corrosion cracking (PbSCC) due to the harsh operating conditions of NPPs. In order to improve the integrity of SGs, many studies have sought suitable inhibitors for IGSCC, while those for PbSCC have been sought to a limited extent. In this study, the performance of nickel boride (NiB) as an inhibitor for PbSCC was evaluated. Nickel boride has been shown to be a good inhibitor for IGSCC of Alloy (or Inconel) 600 in a caustic aqueous solution containing no lead (Pb). No significant SCC was observed to occur in Alloy 600 tested in pure water under the slow strain rate test (SSRT) condition in this study. A mixed mode of IGSCC and TGSCC, however, occurred relatively easily in Alloy 600 tested in pure water containing lead oxide (PbO) at 315 °C. The susceptibility of Alloy 600 to SCC decreased with the addition of NiB, implying that NiB can be used as an inhibitor for PbSCC in Pb-contaminated water.

  4. Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline n-Type Pb5Bi6Se14

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

    2016-10-01

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

  5. Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline n-Type Pb5Bi6Se14

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

    2017-05-01

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

  6. Giant exciton Fano resonance in quasi-one-dimensional Ta2NiSe5

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    Larkin, T. I.; Yaresko, A. N.; Pröpper, D.; Kikoin, K. A.; Lu, Y. F.; Takayama, T.; Mathis, Y.-L.; Rost, A. W.; Takagi, H.; Keimer, B.; Boris, A. V.

    2017-05-01

    We report the complex dielectric function of the quasi-one-dimensional chalcogenide Ta2NiSe5 , which undergoes a structural phase transition presumably associated with exciton condensation below Tc=326 K [Y. Wakisaka et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 026402 (2009), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.026402; Y. F. Lu et al., Nat. Commun. 8, 14408 (2017), 10.1038/ncomms14408], and of the isostructural Ta2NiS5 , which does not exhibit such a transition. Using spectroscopic ellipsometry, we have detected exciton doublets with pronounced Fano line shapes in both the compounds. The exciton Fano resonances in Ta2NiSe5 display an order-of-magnitude higher intensity than those in Ta2NiS5 . In conjunction with prior theoretical work [E. Rashba, Sov. Phys. Semicond. 8, 807 (1975)], we attribute this observation to the giant oscillator strength of spatially extended exciton-phonon bound states in Ta2NiSe5 . The formation of exciton-phonon complexes in Ta2NiS5 and Ta2NiSe5 is confirmed by the pronounced temperature dependence of sharp interband transitions in the optical spectra, the peak energies and widths of which scale with the thermal population of optical phonon modes. The description of the optically excited states in terms of strongly overlapping exciton complexes is in good agreement with the hypothesis of an exciton insulator ground state.

  7. 3D hierarchically patterned tubular NiSe with nano-/microstructures for Li ion battery design.

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    Mi, Liwei; Sun, Hui; Ding, Qi; Chen, Weihua; Liu, Chuntai; Hou, Hongwei; Zheng, Zhi; Shen, Changyu

    2012-10-28

    Tubular nickel selenide (NiSe) crystals with hierarchical structures were successfully fabricated using a one-step solvothermal method in moderate conditions, in which ethylenediamine and ethylene glycol were used as the mixed solvent. The growth of hierarchical NiSe microtubes from NiSe microflakes was achieved without surfactants or other chemical additives by changing the reaction time. When the as-synthesized NiSe microtubes were employed as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, the initial discharge capacity of hierarchical NiSe microtubes reached 410.7 mAh g(-1).

  8. Fabrication of free-standing PbSe micro-rods

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    Jain, S.; Mukherjee, S.; Guan, Z. P.; Ray, D.; Zhao, F.; Li, D.; Shi, Z.

    2007-07-01

    We have fabricated epitaxially grown PbSe micro-rods by the fold-back action of the thin film and have investigated the experimental factors affecting the size of the micro-rods. We observe that the initial layer thickness and the etching parameters of the sacrificial layer determined the final diameter of the rods. By individually mounting the rods on copper heat sink, we observe an approximately 100 times increase in photoluminescence (PL) intensity per surface area when compared to the bulk film before rolling into micro-rod. These results offer a promising future of microstructures to the technology of mid-infrared light-emitting devices.

  9. Dielectric behavior of a-Sn-Se-Pb-Ge chalcogenide glass

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    Kumar, Prashant, E-mail: prashantshrm5@gmail.com; Modgil, Vivek; Choudhary, Shobhana; Nidhi, A. V.; Rangra, V. S. [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Summerhill Shimla 171005 (India)

    2015-05-15

    The bulk material Sn{sub 8}Se{sub 74}Pb{sub 18-x}Ge{sub x}(7≤x≤11) has been prepared by melt quenching technique. The viterous and glassy nature have been confirmed by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) techniques respectively. The material exhibits the good thermal stability and high value of glass transition temperature. The dielectric behavior has been studied in frequency range 50Hz-1MHz, using pallet method. The universal dielectric behaviour of amorphous semiconductors has been observed for the glass system. The compositional dependence of dielectric behavior has also been observed.

  10. Dielectric behavior of a-Sn-Se-Pb-Ge chalcogenide glass

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    Kumar, Prashant; Modgil, Vivek; Choudhary, Shobhana; Nidhi, A. V.; Rangra, V. S.

    2015-05-01

    The bulk material Sn8Se74Pb18-xGex(7≤x≤11) has been prepared by melt quenching technique. The viterous and glassy nature have been confirmed by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) techniques respectively. The material exhibits the good thermal stability and high value of glass transition temperature. The dielectric behavior has been studied in frequency range 50Hz-1MHz, using pallet method. The universal dielectric behaviour of amorphous semiconductors has been observed for the glass system. The compositional dependence of dielectric behavior has also been observed.

  11. [Pb2F2](SeO4): a heavier analogue of grandreefite, the first layered fluoride selenate

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    Charkin, Dmitri O.; Plokhikh, Igor V.; Zadoya, Anastasiya I.; Kazakov, Sergey M.; Zaloga, Alexander N.; Kozin, Michael S.; Depmeier, Wulf; Siidra, Oleg I.

    2017-06-01

    Co-precipitation of PbF2 and PbSeO4 in weakly acidic media results in the formation of [Pb2F2](SeO4), the selenate analogue of the naturally occurring mineral grandreefite, [Pb2F2](SO4). The new compound is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 14.0784(2) Å, b = 4.6267(1) Å, c = 8.8628(1) Å, β = 108.98(1)°, V = 545.93(1) Å3. Its structure has been refined from powder data to R B = 1.55%. From thermal studies, it is established that the compound is stable in air up to about 300 °C, after which it gradually converts into a single phase with composition [Pb2O](SeO4), space group C2/m, and lattice parameters a = 14.0332(1) Å, b = 5.7532(1) Å, c = 7.2113(1) Å, β = 115.07(1)°, V = 527.37(1) Å3. It is the selenate analogue of lanarkite, [Pb2O](SO4), and phoenicochroite, [Pb2O](CrO4), and its crystal structure was refined to R B = 1.21%. The formation of a single decomposition product upon heating in air suggests that this happens by a thermal hydrolysis mechanism, i.e., Pb2F2SeO4 + H2O (vapor) → Pb2OSeO4 + 2HF↑. This relatively low-temperature process involves complete rearrangement of the crystal structure—from a 2D architecture featuring slabs [Pb2F2]2+ formed by fluorine-centered tetrahedra into a structure characterized by 1D motifs based on [OPb2]2+ chains of oxocentered tetrahedra. The comparative crystal chemistry of the obtained anion-centered structural architectures is discussed.

  12. Topological nodal-line fermions in spin-orbit metal PbTaSe2

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    Bian, Guang; Chang, Tay-Rong; Sankar, Raman; Xu, Su-Yang; Zheng, Hao; Neupert, Titus; Chiu, Ching-Kai; Huang, Shin-Ming; Chang, Guoqing; Belopolski, Ilya; Sanchez, Daniel S.; Neupane, Madhab; Alidoust, Nasser; Liu, Chang; Wang, Baokai; Lee, Chi-Cheng; Jeng, Horng-Tay; Zhang, Chenglong; Yuan, Zhujun; Jia, Shuang; Bansil, Arun; Chou, Fangcheng; Lin, Hsin; Hasan, M. Zahid

    2016-02-01

    Topological semimetals can support one-dimensional Fermi lines or zero-dimensional Weyl points in momentum space, where the valence and conduction bands touch. While the degeneracy points in Weyl semimetals are robust against any perturbation that preserves translational symmetry, nodal lines require protection by additional crystalline symmetries such as mirror reflection. Here we report, based on a systematic theoretical study and a detailed experimental characterization, the existence of topological nodal-line states in the non-centrosymmetric compound PbTaSe2 with strong spin-orbit coupling. Remarkably, the spin-orbit nodal lines in PbTaSe2 are not only protected by the reflection symmetry but also characterized by an integer topological invariant. Our detailed angle-resolved photoemission measurements, first-principles simulations and theoretical topological analysis illustrate the physical mechanism underlying the formation of the topological nodal-line states and associated surface states for the first time, thus paving the way towards exploring the exotic properties of the topological nodal-line fermions in condensed matter systems.

  13. Hot exciton cooling and multiple exciton generation in PbSe quantum dots.

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    Kumar, Manoj; Vezzoli, Stefano; Wang, Zilong; Chaudhary, Varun; Ramanujan, Raju V; Gurzadyan, Gagik G; Bruno, Annalisa; Soci, Cesare

    2016-11-16

    Multiple exciton generation (MEG) is a promising process to improve the power conversion efficiency of solar cells. PbSe quantum dots (QDs) have shown reasonably high MEG quantum yield (QY), although the photon energy threshold for this process is still under debate. One of the reasons for this inconsistency is the complicated competition of MEG and hot exciton cooling, especially at higher excited states. Here, we investigate MEG QY and the origin of the photon energy threshold for MEG in PbSe QDs of three different sizes by studying the transient absorption (TA) spectra, both at the band gap (near infrared, NIR) and far from the band gap energy (visible range). The comparison of visible TA spectra and dynamics for different pump wavelengths, below, around and above the MEG threshold, provides evidence of the role of the Σ transition in slowing down the exciton cooling process that can help MEG to take over the phonon relaxation process. The universality of this behavior is confirmed by studying QDs of three different sizes. Moreover, our results suggest that MEG QY can be determined by pump-probe experiments probed above the band gap.

  14. Energy landscape of self-assembled superlattices of PbSe nanocrystals.

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    Quan, Zewei; Wu, Di; Zhu, Jinlong; Evers, Wiel H; Boncella, James M; Siebbeles, Laurens D A; Wang, Zhongwu; Navrotsky, Alexandra; Xu, Hongwu

    2014-06-24

    Self-assembly of nanocrystals (NCs) into superlattices is an intriguing multiscale phenomenon that may lead to materials with novel collective properties, in addition to the unique properties of individual NCs compared with their bulk counterparts. By using different dispersion solvents, we synthesized three types of PbSe NC superlattices--body-centered cubic (bcc), body-centered tetragonal (bct), and face-centered cubic (fcc)--as confirmed by synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering. Solution calorimetric measurements in hexane show that the enthalpy of formation of the superlattice from dispersed NCs is on the order of -2 kJ/mol. The calorimetric measurements reveal that the bcc superlattice is the energetically most stable polymorph, with the bct being 0.32 and the fcc 0.55 kJ/mol higher in enthalpy. This stability sequence is consistent with the decreased packing efficiency of PbSe NCs from bcc (17.2%) to bct (16.0%) and to fcc (15.2%). The small enthalpy differences among the three polymorphs confirm a closely spaced energy landscape and explain the ease of formation of different NC superlattices at slightly different synthesis conditions.

  15. Concentrations of heavy metals (Mn, Co, Ni, Cr, Ag, Pb) in coffee.

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    Nędzarek, Arkadiusz; Tórz, Agnieszka; Karakiewicz, Beata; Clark, Jeremy Simon; Laszczyńska, Maria; Kaleta, Agnieszka; Adler, Grażyna

    2013-01-01

    Technologies involved in roasting coffee beans, as well as the methods used to prepare infusions, vary according to culture, and contribute to differences in the concentration of elements in the drink. Concentrations of six elements: manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), chrome (Cr), silver (Ag) and lead (Pb) were investigated in coffee infusions from eleven samples of coffee, roasted and purchased in four countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Lebanon and Poland. Metal concentrations were determined using an induction coupled plasma technique in combination with mass spectrometry (ICP-MS, Perkin Elmer) which measures total metal (ionic and non-ionic) content. Metal intake estimated for individual countries (in the respective order; mean consumption per person per year) was as follows: Mn: 26.8-33.1, 28.3-29.5, 29.7, 12.6-18.9 mg; Co: 0.33-0.48, 0.42-0.35, 0.32, 0.12-0.17 mg; Ni: 3.83-5.68, 4.85-5.51, 4.04, 2.06-2.24 mg; Cr: 0.17-0.41, 0.21-0.47, 0.17, 0.09-0.28 mg; Ag: 0.16-1.13, 0.26-0.70, 0.61, 0.33-1.54 mg, Pb: 4.76-7.56, 3.59-5.13, 3.33, 1.48-2.43 mg. This finding gives new data for Mn, Co, Ni, Cr, and Ag intake from coffee , and suggests that the amounts are negligible. However, the data for Pb consumption in heavy drinkers, for example in Bosnia and Herzegovina, indicate that Pb intake from coffee may contribute to the disease burden. The high lead level in some coffees suggests the need for a more precise control of coffee contamination.

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

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    ABUKAY, Mustafa TEPE and Doğan

    1998-01-01

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

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

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    ABUKAY, Mustafa TEPE and Doğan

    2014-01-01

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

  18. Assessment of Phytoextraction Potential of Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum L. to Remove Heavy Metals (Pb and Ni from Contaminated Soil

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    Leela Kaur

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of metal mobilizing agents, ethelynediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA and salicylic acid (SA, on the accumulation and translocation of lead (Pb and nickel (Ni by fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecumL. plants in contaminated soil. EDTA and SA were amended at 100 mM and 1.0 mM respectively. Pb and Ni content were estimated using ICP-OES. Plant samples were prepared for scanning electron microscope (SEM analysis to investigate metals distribution in different tissues (root, stem and leaf of plant. The results showed that EDTA increased Pb and Ni uptake as compared to SA. SEM analysis revealed that in the presence of EDTA, the deposition of Pb particles was predominantly in vascular tissues of the stem and leaf.    

  19. Phase field simulation of monotectic transformation for liquid Ni-Cu-Pb alloys

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    LUO BingChi; WANG HaiPeng; WEI BingBo

    2009-01-01

    Based on the subregular solution model, the liquid phase separation of ternary (NixCu100-x)50Pb50monotectic alloys is simulated by the phase field method. It is found that if the surface segregation potential is not incorporated, the dynamic morphologies of alloy melt show a transition from disperse microstructure into bicontinuous microstructure with the increase of fluidity parameter. When the sur-face segregation potential is coupled, Pb-rich phase migrates preferentially to the surface of the liquid alloy, and the Ni-rich phase depends on the Pb-rich phase to nucleate. With the extension of the phase separation time, the surface layer is formed through coagulation and growth, and its thickness gradu-ally increases. The Ni-rich phase migrates to the central part, and finally a two-layer core-shell micro-structure is produced. The concentration in the surface layer fluctuates more conspicuously than that inside the bulk phase, which subsequently transfers from the surface to the interior by a wave. The fluid field near the liquid-liquid interface is strong at the beginning of phase separation, and reduces later on. The surface segregation is essential to the formation of the surface layer, concentration profile variation, fluid field distribution and phase separation morphology.

  20. Origin of electronic properties of PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} crystal: Experimental and theoretical investigations

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    Babuka, T. [Institute of Physics, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Kityk, I.V. [Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czestochowa University Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 17, 42-201 Czestochowa (Poland); Department of Solid State Physics, Eastern European National University, Voli 13 Ave., Lutsk 43205 (Ukraine); Parasyuk, O.V. [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Eastern European National University, Voli 13 Ave., Lutsk 43205 (Ukraine); Myronchuk, G. [Department of Solid State Physics, Eastern European National University, Voli 13 Ave., Lutsk 43205 (Ukraine); Khyzhun, O.Y. [Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3 Krzhyzhanivsky Street, Kyiv 03142 (Ukraine); Fedorchuk, A.O. [Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies, Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Pekarska St. 50, 79010 Lviv (Ukraine); Makowska-Janusik, M., E-mail: m.makowska@ajd.czest.pl [Institute of Physics, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland)

    2015-06-05

    Graphical abstract: In the presented work the structural and electronic properties of the PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} single crystal were investigated experimentally as well as theoretically. The XPS spectra, Urbach’s rule and steepness parameters of PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} single crystal have been investigated for the first time. The quantum chemical calculations were also never performed before for the studied structure. The theoretically obtained data help to explain the properties of material. - Highlights: • Urbach’s rule and steepness parameters for PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} crystals explored for the first time. • Non-reactivity of the PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} surface was established by XPS. • DFT approach shows its efficiency to describe electronic properties of PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4}. • Electronic parameters are affected by existence of electron–phonon interaction. - Abstract: The PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} crystal is a promising material for optoelectronic applications. It is caused by coexistence of the large polarized Pb cations and a huge contribution of anharmonic phonon subsystem caused by chalcogenide anions. In the present work the electronic and optical properties of the mentioned material were studied theoretically as well as experimentally by optical and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy methods. The DFT approach has been used for the quantum chemical electronic properties calculations. Urbach rule and steepness parameters of the PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} crystal have been evaluated for the first time. These parameters and Urbach energies increase with increasing temperature of the samples that is typical for the semiconducting materials. The XPS measurements of the investigated crystal reveal that all the spectral features are originated from core-level states of the constituent elements. Simultaneously these results also confirm non-reactivity of the PbGa{sub 2}Se{sub 4} surface. However, the titled single crystal possesses a number of intrinsic structural

  1. Probing formally forbidden optical transitions in PbSe nanocrystals by time- and energy-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy

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    Schins, J.M.; Trinh, M.T.; Houtepen, A.J.; Siebbeles, L.D.A.

    2009-01-01

    The first two peaks of the optical extinction spectrum of PbSe nanocrystals in solution have been assigned in the literature to the 1Sh1Se and 1Ph1Pe transitions. In the present work we assign the transitions causing extinction in the energy region between these two lowest-energy peaks. Our femtosec

  2. Controllable Preparation of Square Nickel Chalcogenide (NiS and NiSe2) Nanoplates for Superior Li/Na Ion Storage Properties.

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    Fan, Haosen; Yu, Hong; Wu, Xinglong; Zhang, Yu; Luo, Zhongzhen; Wang, Huanwen; Guo, Yuanyuan; Madhavi, Srinivasan; Yan, Qingyu

    2016-09-28

    A facile and bottom-up approach has been presented to prepare 2D Ni-MOFs based on cyanide-bridged hybrid coordination polymers. After thermally induced sulfurization and selenization processes, Ni-MOFs were successfully converted into NiS and NiSe2 nanoplates with carbon coating due to the decomposition of its organic parts. When evaluated as anodes of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) and Na-ion batteries (NIBs), NiS and NiSe2 nanoplates show high specific capacities, excellent rate capabilities, and stable cycling stability. The NiS plates show good Li storage properties, while NiSe2 plates show good Na storage properties as anode materials. The study of the diffusivity of Li(+) in NiS and Na(+) in NiSe2 shows consistent results with their Li/Na storage properties. The 2D MOFs-derived NiS and NiSe2 nanoplates reported in this work explore a new approach for the large-scale synthesis of 2D metal sulfides or selenides with potential applications for advanced energy storage.

  3. Microscopic quantum interference in excitonic condensation of Ta2NiSe5

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    Sugimoto, Koudai; Kaneko, Tatsuya; Ohta, Yukinori

    2016-01-01

    The microscopic quantum interference associated with excitonic condensation in Ta2NiSe5 is studied in a BCS-type mean-field approximation. We show that in ultrasonic attenuation the coherence peak appears just below the transition temperature Tc, whereas in NMR spin-lattice relaxation the rate rapidly decreases below Tc; these observations can offer a crucial experimental test for the validity of the excitonic condensation scenario in Ta2NiSe5 . We also show that excitonic condensation manifests itself in a jump of the heat capacity at Tc as well as in a softening of the elastic shear constant, in accordance with the second-order phase transition observed in Ta2NiSe5 .

  4. Size and morphology controlled NiSe nanoparticles as efficient catalyst for the reduction reactions

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    Subbarao, Udumula; Marakatti, Vijaykumar S.; Amshumali, Mungalimane K.; Loukya, B.; Singh, Dheeraj Kumar; Datta, Ranjan; Peter, Sebastian C.

    2016-12-01

    Facile and efficient ball milling and polyol methods were employed for the synthesis of nickel selenide (NiSe) nanoparticle. The particle size of the NiSe nanoparticle has been controlled mechanically by varying the ball size in the milling process. The role of the surfactants in the formation of various morphologies was studied. The compounds were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The efficiency of the NiSe nanoparticle as a catalyst was tested for the reduction of para-nitroaniline (PNA) to para-phenyldiamine (PPD) and para-nitrophenol (PNP) to para-aminophenol (PAP) using NaBH4 as the reducing agent. Particle size, morphology and the presence of surfactant played a crucial role in the reduction process.

  5. Coherence Factors and Quantum Interferences in Excitonic Condensation of Ta2NiSe5

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    Sugimoto, Koudai; Kaneko, Tatsuya; Ohta, Yukinori

    2017-04-01

    In order to elucidate whether Ta2NiSe5 is in an excitonic condensation state or not, we study macroscopic quantum interferences in ultrasonic attenuation rate and nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation rate. Using the three-chain model describing the excitonic condensation of Ta2NiSe5, we demonstrate analytically that the ultrasonic attenuation rate shows a characteristic peak just below the transition temperature of the excitonic condensation, while the nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation rate shows a rapid drop. In particular, we find that the constructive interference originates from the hybridization between the conduction and valence bands induced by an external field.

  6. Excitonic Bose-Einstein condensation in Ta2NiSe5 above room temperature

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    Seki, K.; Wakisaka, Y.; Kaneko, T.; Toriyama, T.; Konishi, T.; Sudayama, T.; Saini, N. L.; Arita, M.; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.; Katayama, N.; Nohara, M.; Takagi, H.; Mizokawa, T.; Ohta, Y.

    2014-10-01

    We show that finite temperature variational cluster approximation (VCA) calculations on an extended Falicov-Kimball model can reproduce angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) results on Ta2NiSe5 across a semiconductor-to-semiconductor structural phase transition at 325 K. We demonstrate that the characteristic temperature dependence of the flat-top valence band observed by ARPES is reproduced by the VCA calculation on the realistic model for an excitonic insulator only when the strong excitonic fluctuation is taken into account. The present calculations indicate that Ta2NiSe5 falls in the Bose-Einstein condensation regime of the excitonic insulator state.

  7. Pre-exponential factor in -Se75In25–Pb thin films

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    D Kumar; S Kumar

    2004-10-01

    Temperature dependence of d.c. conductivity is studied in -Se75In25–Pb thin films where is varied from 0–10. From these measurements, the values of the pre-exponential factor (0) and activation energy () are calculated for each glassy alloy. An approximate linear dependence of ln 0 on is observed in this glassy system with good agreement between the expected and calculated 0 values using Meyer–Neldel rule. Linear dependence of ln0 on in case of amorphous materials indicates that the conduction band tails a finite energy distance towards the valence band and Fermi level is controlled by fixed dominant hole levels deeper in the gap.

  8. The study of thermal and optical properties of Sn added Pb-Se-Ge chalcogenide glass

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    Modgil, Vivek; Kumar, Prashant; Nidhi, A. V.; Rangra, V. S.

    2014-04-01

    Compositional dependence of thermal and optical properties of Pb9Se71Ge20-xSnx (x = 8, 9,10,11,12 at. %) glass have been studied. Glass transition and crystallization kinetic has been investigated by DSC technique under non-isothermal conditions and at different heating rates. Phase separation in the material has been observed and present phases have been detected by examining the XRD of annealed bulk samples. Material possesses good glass forming ability, glass stability and high value glass transition temperature. Various optical constants such as refractive index, extinction coefficient and optical band gap have been determined by analyzing optical transmittance data in the wavelength range of 200-2500 nm.

  9. ELECTROOXIDATION OF METHANOL ON PT MODIFIED WITH ADATOMS (NI, CU, PB, CD

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The electro oxidation of methanol has been studied in alkaline medium NaOH 0.1 M and acid medium H2SO4 0.5 M on a platinum electrode and a platinum modified by adatom adsorption (Ni, Cu, Pb, and Cd. The influence of different experimental variables (methanol concentration, and temperature is reported. Preliminary investigations by cyclic voltammetry showed that the catalytic activity of platinum is still too low to be considered as a practical catalyst. Underpotential deposition of lead, nickel, cadmium, or copper adatoms at platinum allowed increasing significantly the current densities.

  10. Ag/Ni Metallization Bilayer: A Functional Layer for Highly Efficient Polycrystalline SnSe Thermoelectric Modules

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    Park, Sang Hyun; Jin, Younghwan; Ahn, Kyunghan; Chung, In; Yoo, Chung-Yul

    2017-02-01

    The structural and electrical characteristics of Ag/Ni bilayer metallization on polycrystalline thermoelectric SnSe were investigated. Two difficulties with thermoelectric SnSe metallization were identified for Ag and Ni single layers: Sn diffusion into the Ag metallization layer and unexpected cracks in the Ni metallization layer. The proposed Ag/Ni bilayer was prepared by hot-pressing, demonstrating successful metallization on the SnSe surface without interfacial cracks or elemental penetration into the metallization layer. Structural analysis revealed that the Ni layer reacts with SnSe, forming several crystalline phases during metallization that are beneficial for reducing contact resistance. Detailed investigation of the Ni/SnSe interface layer confirms columnar Ni-Sn intermetallic phases [(Ni3Sn and Ni3Sn2) and Ni5.63SnSe2] that suppress Sn diffusion into the Ag layer. Electrical specific-contact resistivity (5.32 × 10-4 Ω cm2) of the Ag/Ni bilayer requires further modification for development of high-efficiency polycrystalline SnSe thermoelectric modules.

  11. Feasibility study of SWIR light absorption enhancement in PbS and PbSe nano-structure layers using surface plasmon polariton

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    Nimrod Nissim

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available We present a theoretical feasibility study of the use of reflection grating couplers in order to harness the Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP to increase the absorption efficiency in the short wavelength infrared (SWIR spectral range of a novel SWIR to visible (VIS direct up-conversion imaging device. This device detects the SWIR spectral band photons using high absorption PbSe/CdSe core-shell, PbS nano-spheres or PbSe nano-columns. In order to further enhance the absorption of the SWIR light within the nano-structure layer we propose to add another light absorption enhancement, known as SPP enhanced absorption. The idea is to cover the absorber layer surface with a structured metal layer that will ignite SPPs on the metal – dielectric interface, by coupling between the incident TM polarized photons and the SPP modes; this results in better field confinement at the interface that will further increase the SWIR absorption of this thin layer. Calculation of the field profile of the surface plasmon (SP in the SWIR range shows perpendicular dominance of the SP’s electrical field direction on the dielectric layer side (the PbS or PbSe/CdSe absorption layer side. Based on this result, it was found that, due to the use of quantum confined and, thus, high oscillator strength nanostructures, there is only a marginal increase in the absorption and, hence, in the quantum efficiency when using the SPP enhancement technique. Nevertheless, we show that one of the proposed configurations of the metal grating coupler, having a lamellar structure with a pitch of 1.38μm, a duty cycle (DC of 0.12μm and a height of 60nm, is predicted to increase the total layer’s absorption by 9.5%, mainly due to efficient light scattering rather than to SPP enhanced absorption.

  12. Valorization of biosorbent obtained from a forestry waste: Competitive adsorption, desorption and transport of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn.

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    Cutillas-Barreiro, Laura; Paradelo, Remigio; Igrexas-Soto, Alba; Núñez-Delgado, Avelino; Fernández-Sanjurjo, María José; Álvarez-Rodriguez, Esperanza; Garrote, Gil; Nóvoa-Muñoz, Juan Carlos; Arias-Estévez, Manuel

    2016-09-01

    Bark from Pinus pinaster is one of the most abundant forestry wastes in Europe, and among the proposed technologies for its reutilization, the removal of heavy metals from wastewater has been gaining increasing attention. In this work, we have studied the performance of pine bark for heavy metal biosorption on competitive systems. Pb, Cu, Ni, Zn and Cd sorption and desorption at equilibrium were studied in batch experiments, whereas transport was studied in column experiments. Batch experiments were performed adding simultaneously different concentrations (0.08-3.15mM) of two or more metals in solution to pine bark samples. Column experiments were performed with 10mM solutions of two metals or a 5mM solution of the five metals. In general, the results under competitive conditions were different to those obtained in monoelemental experiments. The multi-metal batch experiments showed the adsorption sequence Pb≈Cu>Cd>Zn>Ni for lower metal doses, Pb>Cu>Cd>Zn>Ni for intermediate doses, and Pb>Cu>Cd≈Zn≈Ni for high metal doses. Desorption followed the sequence PbCdCdCd, Ni and Zn from adsorption sites on pine bark. The transport experiments produced comparable results to those obtained in the batch experiments, with pine bark retention capacity following the sequence Pb>Cu>Zn>Cd>Ni. The presence of a second metal affected the transport of all the elements studied except Pb, and confirmed the strong influence of Pb and Cu on the retention of the other metals. These results can help to appropriately design decontamination systems using this forestry waste.

  13. Nonmonotonic size dependence in the hole mobility of methoxide-stabilized PbSe quantum dot solids.

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    Scheele, Marcus; Engel, Jesse H; Ferry, Vivian E; Hanifi, David; Liu, Yi; Alivisatos, A Paul

    2013-08-27

    We present a facile procedure to fabricate p-type PbSe-based quantum dot solids with mobilities as large as 0.3 cm(2) V(-1)s(-1). Upon partial ligand exchange of oleate-capped PbSe quantum dots with the methoxide ion, we observe a pronounced red shift in the excitonic transition in conjunction with a large increase in conductivity. We show that there is little correlation between these two phenomena and that the electronic coupling energy in PbSe quantum dot solids is much smaller than often assumed. However, we observe for the first time a nonmonotonic size dependence of the hole mobility, illustrating that coupling can nonetheless be dominant in determining the transport characteristics. We attribute these effects to a decrease in charging energy and interparticle spacing, leading to enhanced electronic coupling on one hand and enhanced dipole interactions on the other hand, which is held responsible for the majority of the red shift.

  14. Advanced Architecture for Colloidal PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exploiting a CdSe Quantum Dot Buffer Layer.

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    Zhao, Tianshuo; Goodwin, Earl D; Guo, Jiacen; Wang, Han; Diroll, Benjamin T; Murray, Christopher B; Kagan, Cherie R

    2016-09-22

    Advanced architectures are required to further improve the performance of colloidal PbS heterojunction quantum dot solar cells. Here, we introduce a CdI2-treated CdSe quantum dot buffer layer at the junction between ZnO nanoparticles and PbS quantum dots in the solar cells. We exploit the surface- and size-tunable electronic properties of the CdSe quantum dots to optimize its carrier concentration and energy band alignment in the heterojunction. We combine optical, electrical, and analytical measurements to show that the CdSe quantum dot buffer layer suppresses interface recombination and contributes additional photogenerated carriers, increasing the open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current of PbS quantum dot solar cells, leading to a 25% increase in solar power conversion efficiency.

  15. Electrochemical biosensing for dsDNA damage induced by PbSe quantum dots under UV irradiation

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    Chuan

    2010-01-01

    An electrochemical sensor for the detection of the natural double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) damage induced by PbSe quantum dots (QDs) under UV irradiation was developed. The biosensing membranes were prepared by successively assembling 3-mercaptopropionic acid, polycationic poly (diallyldimethyl ammonium) and dsDNA on the surface of the gold electrode. Damage of dsDNA was fulfilled by immersing the sensing membrane electrode in PbSe QDs suspension and illuminating it with an UV lamp. Cyclic voltammetry was utilized to detect dsDNA damage with Co(phen)3+3 as the electroactive probe. The UV irradiation, Pb2+ ions liberated from the PbSe QDs under the UV irradiation and the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated in the presence of the PbSe QDs also under the UV irradiation were the three factors of inducing the dsDNA damage. The synergistic effect of the three factors might dramatically enhance the damage of dsDNA. This electrochemical sensor provided a simple method for detecting DNA damage, and may be used for investigating the DNA damage induced by other QDs.

  16. Efficient Multiple Exciton Generation Observed in Colloidal PbSe Quantum Dots with Temporally and Spectrally Resolved Intraband Excitation

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    Ji, Minbiao

    2009-03-11

    We have spectrally resolved the intraband transient absorption of photogenerated excitons to quantify the exciton population dynamics in colloidal PbSe quantum dots (QDs). These measurements demonstrate that the spectral distribution, as well as the amplitude, of the transient spectrum depends on the number of excitons excited in a QD. To accurately quantify the average number of excitons per QD, the transient spectrum must be spectrally integrated. With spectral integration, we observe efficient multiple exciton generation In colloidal PbSe QDs. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

  17. Interlaboratory comparison exercise for the determination of As, Cd, Ni and Pb in PM 10 in Europe

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    Gerboles, M.; Buzica, D.; Brown, R. J. C.; Yardley, R. E.; Hanus-Illnar, A.; Salfinger, M.; Vallant, B.; Adriaenssens, E.; Claeys, N.; Roekens, E.; Sega, K.; Jurasović, J.; Rychlik, S.; Rabinak, E.; Tanet, G.; Passarella, R.; Pedroni, V.; Karlsson, V.; Alleman, L.; Pfeffer, U.; Gladtke, D.; Olschewski, A.; O'Leary, B.; O'Dwyer, M.; Pockeviciute, D.; Biel-Ćwikowska, J.; Turšič, J.

    2011-07-01

    This paper presents the results of an intercomparison exercise for the determination of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) in PM 10, which are regulated by the European Directives for ambient air quality. Thirteen laboratories participated, generally using the European reference methods of measurement which consist of a microwave digestion followed by analysis with either ICP-MS or GFAAS. Each participant was asked to analyse five test samples: a liquid Certified Reference Material (CRM), two sub-samples of a NIST dust CRM (one already-digested and one to be digested by the participants) and two loaded filters (one already-digested and one to be digested by the participants). Participants were able to meet the Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) of the European Directives (expanded uncertainties of 25% for Pb and 40% for As, Cd and Ni) for 93% of all test samples, except for the loaded filter that were digested by the participants. In fact, only 76% of DQOs were met for this test sample, the closest to a routine sample analysis in the laboratory. The difficulties in analysing this test sample came mainly from digestion and contamination processes. Satisfactory results were also obtained using other digestion techniques (Soxhlet extraction and high pressure methods) and analytical methods (ICP-OES for Cd, Ni and Pb, EDXRF for Pb and Ni and Voltammetry for As, Ni, and Pb). Participants claimed uncertainties of about 10% for Pb and between 15 and 20% for As, Cd and Ni. These uncertainties were confirmed for 77% of results. The reproducibility of the methods of measurement was between 41 and 54% while repeatability remained between 5 and 12% except for the analysis of As on filters which was up to 20%. The majority of participant results showed higher between-day variability (14 ± 11%) than within-day variability (6.0 ± 5.3%).

  18. Cómo se enfrenta una maestra a un niño con posible TDAH

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    Cantó Cantó, Lara

    2013-01-01

    Es una realidad que, actualmente, en la aulas de los colegios hay un número significativo de escolares con Trastornos por Déficit de Atención. Estos alumnos son diagnosticados a partir de los 6 ó 6,5 años por especialistas, por lo que la etapa de Educación Infantil se encuentre olvidada y sin apenas ayuda. Son niños que requieren mucho apoyo constante que les aporte seguridad y confianza en el día a día escolar, porque son alumnos que se sienten sobrepasados ante situaciones nuevas que se sal...

  19. Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Crystal Structures, Lattice Vibrations, and Band Structures of Monazite-Type PbCrO4, PbSeO4, SrCrO4, and SrSeO4.

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    Errandonea, Daniel; Muñoz, Alfonso; Rodríguez-Hernández, Placida; Proctor, John E; Sapiña, Fernando; Bettinelli, Marco

    2015-08-03

    The crystal structures, lattice vibrations, and electronic band structures of PbCrO4, PbSeO4, SrCrO4, and SrSeO4 were studied by ab initio calculations, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and optical-absorption measurements. Calculations properly describe the crystal structures of the four compounds, which are isomorphic to the monazite structure and were confirmed by X-ray diffraction. Information is also obtained on the Raman- and IR-active phonons, with all of the vibrational modes assigned. In addition, the band structures and electronic densities of states of the four compounds were determined. All are indirect-gap semiconductors. In particular, chromates are found to have band gaps smaller than 2.5 eV and selenates higher than 4.3 eV. In the chromates (selenates), the upper part of the valence band is dominated by O 2p states and the lower part of the conduction band is composed primarily of electronic states associated with the Cr 3d and O 2p (Se 4s and O 2p) states. Calculations also show that the band gap of PbCrO4 (PbSeO4) is smaller than the band gap of SrCrO4 (SrSeO4). This phenomenon is caused by Pb states, which, to some extent, also contribute to the top of the valence band and the bottom of the conduction band. The agreement between experiments and calculations is quite good; however, the band gaps are underestimated by calculations, with the exception of the bang gap of SrCrO4, for which theory and calculations agree. Calculations also provide predictions of the bulk modulus of the studied compounds.

  20. FFLO Excitonic State in the Three-Chain Hubbard Model for Ta2NiSe5

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    Yamada, Takemi; Domon, Kaoru; Ōno, Yoshiaki

    2016-05-01

    The three-chain Hubbard model for Ta2NiSe5, known as a candidate material for an excitonic insulator, is investigated over the wide range of the energy gap D between the twofold degenerate conduction bands and the nondegenerate valence band including both semiconducting (D > 0) and semimetallic (D NiSe5 under high pressure.

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

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

    2017-01-03

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

  2. The Role of Shape on Electronic Structure and Charge Transport in Faceted PbSe Nanocrystals

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    Kaushik, Ananth P.

    2014-03-25

    We have determined the effect of shape on the charge transport characteristics of nanocrystals. Our study looked at the explicit determination of the electronic properties of faceted nanocrystals that essentially probe the limit of current computational reach, i.e., nanocrystals from 1.53 to 2.1 nm in diameter. These nanocrystals, which resemble PbSe systems, are either bare or covered in short ligands. They also differ in shape, octahedral vs cube-octahedral, and in superlattice symmetry (fcc vs bcc). We have provided insights on electron and hole coupling along different facets and overall charge mobility in bcc and fcc superlattices. We have determined that the relative areas of (100) to (111) facets, and facet atom types are important factors governing the optimization of charge transport. The calculated electronic density of states shows no role of -SCH3 - ligands on states near the band gap. Electron coupling between nanocrystals is significantly higher than that of hole coupling; thiol ligands lower the ratio between electron and hole couplings. Stronger coupling exists between smaller nanocrystals. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  3. Monolayer suppression of transport imaged in annealed PbSe nanocrystal arrays.

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    Fischbein, Michael D; Puster, Matthew; Drndic, Marija

    2010-06-09

    We use correlated electrostatic force, transmission electron, and atomic force microscopy (EFM, TEM, and AFM) to visualize charge transport in monolayers and up to five layers of PbSe nanocrystal arrays drop-cast on electrode devices. Charge imaging reveals that current paths are dependent on the locally varying thickness and continuity of an array. Nanocrystal monolayers show suppressed conduction compared to bilayers and other multilayers, suggesting a departure from linear scaling of conductivity with array thickness. Moreover, multilayer regions appear electrically isolated if connected solely by a monolayer. Partial suppression is also observed within multilayer regions that contain narrow junctions only several nanocrystals wide. High-resolution TEM structural imaging of the measured devices reveals a larger reduction of inter-nanocrystal spacing in multilayers compared to monolayers upon vacuum-annealing, offering a likely explanation for the difference in conductivity between these two cases. This restriction of transport by monolayers and narrow junctions is an important factor that must be addressed in future designs of optoelectronic devices based on nanocrystals.

  4. Vacancy-induced dislocations within grains for high-performance PbSe thermoelectrics

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    Chen, Zhiwei; Ge, Binghui; Li, Wen; Lin, Siqi; Shen, Jiawen; Chang, Yunjie; Hanus, Riley; Snyder, G. Jeffrey; Pei, Yanzhong

    2017-01-01

    To minimize the lattice thermal conductivity in thermoelectrics, strategies typically focus on the scattering of low-frequency phonons by interfaces and high-frequency phonons by point defects. In addition, scattering of mid-frequency phonons by dense dislocations, localized at the grain boundaries, has been shown to reduce the lattice thermal conductivity and improve the thermoelectric performance. Here we propose a vacancy engineering strategy to create dense dislocations in the grains. In Pb1-xSb2x/3Se solid solutions, cation vacancies are intentionally introduced, where after thermal annealing the vacancies can annihilate through a number of mechanisms creating the desired dislocations homogeneously distributed within the grains. This leads to a lattice thermal conductivity as low as 0.4 Wm-1 K-1 and a high thermoelectric figure of merit, which can be explained by a dislocation scattering model. The vacancy engineering strategy used here should be equally applicable for solid solution thermoelectrics and provides a strategy for improving zT.

  5. ¿Por qué los niños y niñas se mueven tanto?

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    Ros Martínez de Lahidalga, Iker

    2014-01-01

    Capítulo 7 del libro: Guisasola, Jenaro ; Garmendia, Mikel (eds.) "Aprendizaje basado en problemas, proyectos y casos: diseño e implementación de experiencias en la universidad" (ISBN: 978-84-9860-959-2) Este capítulo desarrolla a través del Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos un diseño para la asignatura Desarrollo Psicomotor (Educación Infantil)[...] La temática del proyecto se relaciona precisamente con el análisis del movimiento y del desarrollo psicomotor del niño/a de cero a seis años...

  6. Magnetic susceptibility study of Ce{sup 3+} in PbCeA (A=Te, Se, S)

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    Gratens, X., E-mail: xgratens@gmail.com [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 05315-970, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Isber, S., E-mail: si00@aub.edu.lb [American University of Beirut, Department of Physics, Bliss Street, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107-2020 (Lebanon); Charar, S., E-mail: salam.charar@iut-nimes.fr [Group d' Etudes des Semiconducteurs (GES), Universite Montpellier II, CC074, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 (France); Golacki, Z. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Pl.02-668 Warsaw (Poland)

    2012-09-15

    The magnetic susceptibility of Pb{sub 1-x}Ce{sub x}A (A=S, Se and Te) crystals with Ce{sup 3+} concentrations 0.006{<=}x{<=}0.036 was investigated in the temperature range from 2 K to 300 K. The magnetic susceptibility data was found to be consistent with a {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} lowest manifold for Ce{sup 3+} ions with a crystal-field splitting {Delta}=E({Gamma}{sub 8})-E({Gamma}{sub 7}) of about 340 K, 440 K and 540 K for Pb{sub 1-x}Ce{sub x}Te, Pb{sub 1-x}Ce{sub x}Se, and Pb{sub 1-x}Ce{sub x}S, respectively. For all the three compounds the doublet {Gamma}{sub 7} lies below the {Gamma}{sub 8} quadruplet which confirms the substitution of Pb{sup 2+} by Ce{sup 3+} ions in the host crystals. The observed values for the crystal-field splitting are in good agreement with the calculated ones based on the point-charge model. Moreover, the effective Lande factors were determined by X-band ({approx}9.5 GHz), electron paramagnetic measurements (EPR) to be g=1.333, 1.364, and 1.402 for Ce ions in PbA, A = S, Se and Te, respectively. The small difference with the predicted Lande factor g of 10/7 for the {Gamma}{sub 7} (J=5/2) ground state was attributed to crystal-field admixture. - Highlights:: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic susceptibility of Pb{sub 1-x}Ce{sub x}A (A=Te, Se and S). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Computed the zero-field splitting of Ce{sup 3+} ion in lead chalcogenides. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Explained the existence of four Ce{sup 3+} sites in PbA (A=Te, Se and S).

  7. Nanoscale semiconductor Pb{sub 1-x}Sn{sub x}Se (x = 0.2) thin films synthesized by electrochemical atomic layer deposition

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    Lin Shaoxiong; Zhang Xin; Shi Xuezhao; Wei Jinping; Lu Daban; Zhang Yuzhen; Kou Huanhuan [Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Wang Chunming, E-mail: wangcm@lzu.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2011-04-15

    In this paper the fabrication and characterization of IV-VI semiconductor Pb{sub 1-x}Sn{sub x}Se (x = 0.2) thin films on gold substrate by electrochemical atomic layer deposition (EC-ALD) method at room temperature are reported. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) is used to determine approximate deposition potentials for each element. The amperometric I-t technique is used to fabricate the semiconductor alloy. The elements are deposited in the following sequence: (Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Pb/Se/Sn ...), each period is formed using four ALD cycles of PbSe followed by one cycle of SnSe. Then the deposition manner above is cyclic repeated till a satisfactory film with expected thickness of Pb{sub 1-x}Sn{sub x}Se is obtained. The morphology of the deposit is observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern is used to study its crystalline structure; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of the deposit indicates an approximate ratio 1.0:0.8:0.2 of Se, Pb and Sn, as the expected stoichiometry for the deposit. Open-circuit potential (OCP) studies indicate a good p-type property, and the good optical activity makes it suitable for fabricating a photoelectric switch.

  8. Electrodeposited Co-doped NiSe2 nanoparticles film: a good electrocatalyst for efficient water splitting

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    Liu, Tingting; Asiri, Abdullah M.; Sun, Xuping

    2016-02-01

    In this communication, we report that a Co-doped NiSe2 nanoparticles film electrodeposited on a conductive Ti plate (Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti) behaves as a robust electrocatalyst for both HER and OER in strongly basic media, with good activity over a NiSe2/Ti counterpart. This Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti catalytic electrode delivers 10 mA cm-2 at an overpotential of 64 mV for HER and 100 mA cm-2 at an overpotential of 320 mV for OER in 1.0 M KOH. A voltage of only 1.62 V is required to drive 10 mA cm-2 for the two-electrode alkaline water electrolyzer using Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti as an anode and cathode.In this communication, we report that a Co-doped NiSe2 nanoparticles film electrodeposited on a conductive Ti plate (Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti) behaves as a robust electrocatalyst for both HER and OER in strongly basic media, with good activity over a NiSe2/Ti counterpart. This Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti catalytic electrode delivers 10 mA cm-2 at an overpotential of 64 mV for HER and 100 mA cm-2 at an overpotential of 320 mV for OER in 1.0 M KOH. A voltage of only 1.62 V is required to drive 10 mA cm-2 for the two-electrode alkaline water electrolyzer using Co0.13Ni0.87Se2/Ti as an anode and cathode. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Experimental section and supplementary figures. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07170d

  9. Interaction Kinetics between Sn-Pb Solder Droplet and Au/Ni/Cu Pad

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    Fuquan LI; Chunqing WANG; Yanhong TIAN

    2006-01-01

    The interfacial phenomena of the Sn-Pb solder droplet on Au/Ni/Cu pad are investigated. A continuous AuSn2and needle-like AuSn4 are formed at the interface after the liquid state reaction (soldering). The interfacial reaction between the solder and Au layer continues during solid state aging with AuSn4 breaking off from the interface and felling into the solder. The kinetics of Au layer dissolution and diffusion into the solder during soldering and aging is analyzed to elucidate intermetallic formation mechanism at the solder/Au pad interface.The concentration of Au near the solder/pad interface is identified to increase and reach the solubility limit during the period of liquid state reaction. During solid state reaction, the thickening of Au-Sn compound is mainly controlled by element diffusion.

  10. Electronic structure of Ta2NiSe5 as a candidate for excitonic insulators

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    Kaneko, T.; Toriyama, T.; Konishi, T.; Ohta, Y.

    2012-12-01

    We make the electronic structure calculations of Ta2NiSe5 known as a candidate for excitonic insulators where the semiconducting or semi-metallic ground state becomes unstable against the coherent formation of excitons. We use the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) in the density functional theory, where the Hubbard-type repulsive interaction U is taken into account (GGA+U). We find that the material has a very simple quasi-one-dimensional (1D) electronic structure which relates to the formation of excitons. From the calculated partial density of states, band dispersion and spatial distribution of charge densities, we find in the first approximation that the conduction band is configured by the Ta 1D chain and the valence band is configured by the Ni-Se 1D chain.

  11. Aqueous synthesis and characterization of Ni, Zn co-doped CdSe QDs

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    Thirugnanam, N.; Govindarajan, D.

    2016-01-01

    Ni, Zn co-doped CdSe quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized by chemical precipitation method through aqueous route. The prepared QDs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). XRD technique results indicate that the prepared samples have a zinc blende cubic phase. From UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy technique, the prepared samples were blue shifted with respect to their bulk counter part due to quantum confinement effect. Among different doping ratios examined, a maximum PL emission intensity was observed for CdSe:Ni(1 %):Zn(1 %) QDs. HRTEM pictures show that the prepared QDs were in spherical shape.

  12. Zero-gap semiconductor to excitonic insulator transition in Ta2NiSe5

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    Lu, Y. F.; Kono, H.; Larkin, T. I.; Rost, A. W.; Takayama, T.; Boris, A. V.; Keimer, B.; Takagi, H.

    2017-02-01

    The excitonic insulator is a long conjectured correlated electron phase of narrow-gap semiconductors and semimetals, driven by weakly screened electron-hole interactions. Having been proposed more than 50 years ago, conclusive experimental evidence for its existence remains elusive. Ta2NiSe5 is a narrow-gap semiconductor with a small one-electron bandgap EG of Specific heat measurements show the entropy associated with the transition being consistent with a primarily electronic origin. To further explore this physics, we map the TC-EG phase diagram tuning EG via chemical and physical pressure. The dome-like behaviour around EG~0 combined with our transport, thermodynamic and optical results are fully consistent with an excitonic insulator phase in Ta2NiSe5.

  13. Aspect ratio tuned red-shift of photoluminescence emission of PbSe nanorods investigated by electron holography.

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    Li, Ying; Du, Haifeng; Zhang, Jie; Liu, Zhengwang; Tian, Mingliang; Che, Renchao

    2017-05-01

    The physical properties of nanometer scale semiconductors are known to be sensitively influenced by their aspect ratios, but the intrinsic mechanisms still remain unclear. Shape-controlled anisotropic PbSe nanorods were obtained by means of the addition of MnCl2, and the aspect ratio of the nanorods can be continuously tuned from 1 to 10 by simply modulating the amount of chloride ions. It was demonstrated that an optimized concentration of Cl(-) anions is about 0.04mmol, which controls the competition between thermodynamics and kinetics mechanisms. The emission peaks of the infrared absorbance and photoluminescence spectra were significantly tuned from 1664nm to 1840nm and from 1459nm to 1938nm only by the aspect ratios, respectively. A strong electric dipole phenomenon localized onside the surface of PbSe nanorods terminated by Pb(2+) charge was found by using high-spatial-resolution off-axis electron holography, which was furthermore evidenced by the quantitative analysis of the mean inner potential and the surfaces charge. The charge intensity depended on the aspect ratio of PbSe nanorods. The results provide clear evidence that the energy gap interval reduces as a result of the increasing of conduction charge amounts. A novel strategy to facilely shift the peak position of absorbance and photoluminescence emission was therefore proposed. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  14. Room temperature chemical synthesis of highly oriented PbSe nanotubes based on negative free energy of formation

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    Sankapal, B.R., E-mail: brsankapal@rediffmail.com [Thin Film and Nano Science Laboratory, Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 425 001 (MS) (India); Ladhe, R.D.; Salunkhe, D.B.; Baviskar, P.K. [Thin Film and Nano Science Laboratory, Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 425 001 (MS) (India); Gupta, V.; Chand, S. [Organic and Hybrid Solar Cell, Physics of Energy Harvesting Division, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110012 (India)

    2011-10-13

    Highlights: > Simple, inexpensive and room temperature chemical synthesis route. > Highly oriented PbSe nanotubes from Cd(OH){sub 2} nanowires through lead hydroxination. > The process was template free without the use of any capping agent. > Reaction kinetics was accomplished due to more negative free energy of formation. > The ion exchange mechanism due to difference in the solubility products. - Abstract: The sacrificial template free chemical synthesis of PbSe nanotubes at room temperature has been performed by lead hydroxination from cadmium hydroxide nanowires. This process was based on the ion exchange reaction to replace Cd{sup 2+} with Pb{sup 2+} ions from hydroxyl group followed by replacement of hydroxyl group with selenium ions. The reaction kinetics was accomplished due to more negative free energy of formation and thus the difference in the solubility products. The formed nanotubes were inclusive of Pb and Se with proper inter-chemical bonds with preferred orientations having diameter in tens of nanometer. These nanotubes can have future applications in electronic, optoelectronics and photovoltaic's as well.

  15. AES/LEED/I(V) LEED investigation of ultrathin Pb and In layers deposited on Ni(001) and Ni(111) faces

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    Miskow, Katarzyna; Krupski, Aleksander [Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Wroclaw (Poland)

    2011-07-01

    Properties of ultrathin indium and lead layers deposited on Ni(001) and Ni(111) faces at temperature between T=150 K and T=950 K and coverage up to 6 ML have been studied by AES-t, LEED and I(V) LEED. For In/Ni(111), Frank-van den Merwe and Stranski-Krastanov type of growth is observed for temperature below and above 450 K, respectively. In case of In/Ni(001), below T<600 K it seems that Volumer-Weber or Simultaneous Multilayers type of growth plus Simultaneous Multilayers type of growth. For the adsorption of Pb on Ni(001) only Volumer-Weber type of growth is observed. Two different indium structures have been found for (001) and (111) faces of nickel. For In/Ni(001) the p(2 x 2) structure has been observed for temperature between 600 K and 950 K. At about 950 K, reconstruction of the p(2 x 2) structure to c(2 x 2) one takes place. In case of In/Ni(111) the p(2 x 2) structure has also been observed, but for temperature between 450 K and 850 K. At about 900 K reconstruction of the p(2 x 2) structure to the p(3 x 3)R30 one is observed. In case of Pb/Ni(001) only the c(2 x 2) structure has been observed. Indium makes surface alloy on both nickel crystal faces upon annealing while for lead, only desorption process is observed. The atomic structure and relaxation of the clean Ni(111) surface were investigated with the use of experimental I(V) LEED profiles and theoretical TensErLEED calculations.

  16. Señor Santo Niño Devotees' Lived Experiences in a Fluvial Parade

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    Norly C. Ibones

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The study intended to divulge the Señor Santo Niño devotees’ lived experiences in a fluvial parade as a component of the celebration of Cebu City’s Sinulog Festival. This utilized a phenomenological studies design of the respondents’ narratives on their lived experiences in the Sinulog Fluvial Parade. A bracketing process was adapted to separate the researcher’s perspective from the respondents’ lived experiences. Fluvial Parade espoused a significant celebration in the lives of the many devotees of Señor Santo Niño. Emotional bliss and peace of mind are evident in their faces as they welcomed Señor Santo Niño in his coming through his short voyage. They come to witness this event as a means of taking part in the celebration, expressing their gratitude to all the blessings, good health and many opportunities they have received, self-commitment and strong devotion to the child Jesus Christ. Fluvial parade showcased the Cebuano faith and tradition i.e. uniquely animistic and ritualistic Filipino. Señor Santo Niño symbolized as the giver of strength and the source of support among the devotees. As a whole, fluvial parade epitomized love, peace and unity, which heaved the Cebuanos to unconditional faith, as loyal devotees of the Holy Child Jesus. It is recommended that organizers of the annual fluvial parade will retain the best features of the celebration and will continue to find better ways to improve or disseminate information for wider participation and preservation of this unique Cebuano Christian heritage.

  17. Cd, Ni, Cr and Pb distribution in biosolid pellets used as soil amendment

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    Jordán, Manuel M.; Rincón-Mora, Beatriz; Belén Almendro-Candel, María; Navarro Pedreño, Jose; Gómez Lucas, Ignacio; Bech, Jaume; Roca, Nuria; Pardo, Francisco

    2016-04-01

    The application of biosolids to a soil is a method that offers important benefits (Navarro et al. 2003). The transport and application costs are quite low (mostly if they are dehydrated biosolids or pellets) if soils are located near a wastewater treatment plant. It is possible to recycle nutrients (N, P, and K) and organic matter by improving the physical and chemical characteristics of the soil and by reducing the fertilizer costs. However, the use of biosolids may also has several problems, such as the presence of quantities of metals that could be toxic for plants or could contaminate ground-waters after being leached. Heavy metals are one of the most serious environmental pollutants because of its high toxicity, abundance and easy accumulation by plant (Soriano-Disla et al. 2014; Rosen and Chen 2014). Contamination of soils by potentially toxic elements (e.g. Cd, Ni, Cr, Pb) from amendments of biosolids is subject to rigorous controls within the European Union. The present study was designed to examine the partition of selected heavy metals in biosolid pellets, and also to relate the distribution patterns of these metals. Samples were collected from the treatment of urban wastewater at the drying grounds of a wastewater processing plant. The samples correspond to biosolids with humidities below 20% and are representative of the three horizons within the pile: the isolation surface (H1), the mesophilous area (H2), and the thermophilous area (H3). Biosolid aggregates were placed in a pellet press and then compacted. Total content of metals was determined following microwave digestion and analysed by ICP/MS. Triplicate samples were weighed in polycarbonate centrifuge tubes and sequentially extracted. The distribution of chemical forms of Cd, Ni, Cr, and Pb in the biosolids was studied using a sequential extraction procedure that fractionates the metal into soluble-exchangeable, specifically sorbed-carbonate bound, oxidizable, reducible, and residual forms. The

  18. Opto-electrical energy conversion by thin electrolytic CdSe films on Ni substrates

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    Glenis, G. X.; Athanassopoulou, M. D.; Argyropoulos, Th G.; Dervos, C. T.

    2015-02-01

    Thin-films (300 nm) of zinc-blende (cubic structure) CdSe (111) electrolytically deposited on nickel substrates had their surface characteristics investigated by XRD, SEM, and profilometry scans. A metal-CdSe-metal structure was formed by positioning a Au electrode on top of CdSe and the I-V characteristics of the resulting device were investigated in the dark and under low intensities (≤0.2 mW cm-2) of diffused solar radiation. The experimental results show that the illuminated structure is an active device that produces electric power in the 2nd quadrant of the I-V curve. This response may be related to the Ni-to-CdSe interface, where carriers are effectively generated as a result of deep energy level formations, spatially confined in the interfacial region of the depletion layer width of the Ni-CdSe junction. A potential energy diagram is proposed to present the spatially and energetically confined deep-level parameters, the operation principles (carrier generation and transport processes) across the structure and link them to the obtained I-V response. A mathematical modeling based on the Schokley-Read-Hall recombination theory confirms the experimentally obtained current profiles of illuminated junctions. Such opto-electrical tranducers might be implemented in multilayer photovoltaic hetero-structures to enhance their conversion efficiencies and reduce their operating temperatures.

  19. The potential pool of Co, Ni, Cu, Pb and Cd organic complexing ligands in coastal and urban rain waters

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    Nimmo, Malcolm; Fones, Gary R.

    The detection of dissolved ACSV (adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry) Co, Ni, Cu, Cd and Pb in rain waters collected from an urban and a coastal site in the northwest of England is described. The presence of metal complexing organic ligands in rain waters is indicated with an overall percentage of ACSV non - labile dissolved metal of the total dissolved metal fraction ( = %ACSV nl/t) being 33 (33); 28 (35); 26 (32); 33 (25); 27 (34): for Co, Ni, Cu, Cd and Pb, respectively, for the urban site (and coastal site). ACSV metal lability is theoretically defined and is dependent upon the a-coefficient ( β' MAL [AL]) of the added ACSV ligand (AL). No major differences were observed between %ACSV nl/t metal fractions in rain waters collected at the two contrasting sites for all the metals considered. As Cu, Pb, Cd and Ni had values greater than 10 for their Ef crust (crustal enrichment factor), rain water collected from both sites had predominantly anthropic chemical characteristics. The commonality of the aerosol chemical characteristics at the two sites may account for the observed similar (relative to total metal concentrations) proportions of metal organic complexation at the two different sites. The general order of increasing organic associations was Cu = Pb = Ni < Co < Cd, although the analytical log α-coefficients ( β' MAL [AL]) for each metal were different (9.62—Ni; 9.27—Cu; 5.29—Co; 2.15—Pb; 1.13—Cd). Significant correlations were encountered between ACSV non - labile and total dissolved trace metal concentrations of the pooled data from both sites, again an indication of the similarity of the chemical characteristics of the scavenged soluble organic ligands associated with background aerosol material.

  20. Electronic structure and magnetic properties of PbMO3 (M = Fe, Co, Ni) magnetic perovskites: An ab initio study

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    Erkişi, Aytaç; Yıldırım, Erdem Kamil; Gökoğlu, Gökhan

    2014-08-01

    We present the electronic, magnetic and structural properties of the magnetic transition metal oxides PbMO3 (M = Fe, Co, Ni) in cubic perovskite structure. The calculations are based on the density functional theory (DFT) within plane-wave pseudopotential method and local spin density approximation (LSDA) of the exchange-correlation functional. On-site Coulomb interaction is also included in calculations (LSDA+U). The systems are considered in ferromagnetic (FM) and G-type antiferromagnetic (G-AFM) order. FM structures are energetically more favored than G-AFM and than non-magnetic states for all the systems studied. The spin-polarized electronic band structures show that all the structures have metallic property in FM order without Hubbard-U interaction (Ueff = 0). However, the inclusion of on-site Coulomb interaction (Ueff = 7 eV) opens a semiconducting gap for majority spin channel of PbFeO3 and of PbNiO3 resulting in a half-metallic character. PbCoO3 system remains as metallic with LSDA+U scheme. Bonding features of all structures are largely determined by the hybridizations between O-p and d-states of transition metal atoms. The partial magnetic moment of Fe atom in PbFeO3 is enhanced by inclusion of Hubbard-U interaction (2.55 μB ⇒ 3.78 μB). Total magnetic moments of half-metallic PbFeO3 and of PbNiO3 compounds are very close to integer values.

  1. Optical peak gain in a PbSe/CdSe core-shell quantum dot in the presence of magnetic field for mid-infrared laser applications

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    Saravanamoorthy, S. N.; John Peter, A.; Lee, Chang Woo

    2017-02-01

    Magnetic field induced electronic properties and some nonlinear optical properties of an exciton are investigated taking into account the geometrical confinement effects in a PbSe/CdSe core-shell heterostructure. The effects of dielectric mismatch between the inner and outer materials, built-in internal electric fields and the self-polarization potential are included in the calculation of obtaining these properties. Self-polarization charges are incorporated at the interface of the core-shell materials. The magnetic field dependent exciton binding energies are found with the ratio of core-shell radii of the dot using variational formulism within the single band effective mass approximation. The magnetic field induced oscillator strength and the radiative life time of the exciton are studied for a constant dot radius. The absorption coefficients and the optical gain as a function of photon energy, the peak gain with the current density are investigated in the PbSe/CdSe core-shell dot for various values of magnetic field strength.

  2. Two-dimensional metal chalcogenides analogous NiSe2 nanosheets and its efficient electrocatalytic performance towards glucose sensing.

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    Mani, Sakthivel; Ramaraj, Sukanya; Chen, Shen-Ming; Dinesh, Bose; Chen, Tse-Wei

    2017-12-01

    Recently, 2D layered transition-metal dichalcogenide materials have received great consideration because of their unique electronic properties, large surface area and high electrocatalytic activity. In this connection, for the first time the similar nanostructured material of NiSe2 nanosheets (NiSe2-NS) has been synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method for electrocatalytic applications. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction spectrum (XRD) results confirmed the formation of NiSe2-NS with required stoichiometry and morphology. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) data indicate that electron transfer is facile at the NiSe2-NS modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE). It has been as an electrode modifier for glucose sensing applications. The electrochemical studies were performed for NiSe2-NS modified GCE using Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and amperometric i-t techniques. The results are suggesting the effective response of NiSe2-NS/GCE with a very low limit of detection (LOD) and sensitivity of 23nM and 5.6μAμM(-1)cm(-2) respectively. Moreover, the selectivity data exhibited excellent anti-interference property of NiSe2-NS/GCE towards glucose in the presence of possible interfering agents viz. Ascorbic acid, dopamine, glucose. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Efficient and Stable MoS2 /CdSe/NiO Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation from Water.

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    Dong, Yuming; Chen, Yanmei; Jiang, Pingping; Wang, Guangli; Wu, Xiuming; Wu, Ruixian; Zhang, Chi

    2015-08-01

    A novel CdSe/NiO heteroarchitecture was designed, prepared, and used as a photocathode for hydrogen generation from water. The composite films were structurally, optically, and photoelectrochemically characterized. The deposition of CdSe on the NiO film enhanced light harvesting in the visible-light region and photoelectrochemical properties. Moreover, the CdSe/NiO photoelectrode showed superior stability both in nitrogen-saturated and air-saturated neutral environments. The CdSe/NiO photoelectrode after MoS2 modification retained the stability of the CdSe/NiO electrode and exhibited higher photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical performances than the unmodified CdSe/NiO electrode. In pH 6 buffer solution, an average hydrogen-evolution rate of 0.52 μmol h(-1)  cm(-2) at -0.131 V (versus reversible hydrogen electrode, RHE) was achieved on a MoS2 /CdSe/NiO photocathode, with almost 100 % faradaic efficiency.

  4. Effect of nickel salt precursors on morphology, size, optical property and type of products (NiSe or Se) in hydrothermal method

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    Salavati-Niasari, Masoud; Sobhani, Azam

    2013-03-01

    NiSe micro/nanocrystals with multiform morphologies, including particles, rods and flowers were prepared by hydrothermal method from different Ni salts: NiBr2, Ni(ClO4)2ṡ6H2O, NiCl2ṡ6H2O and NiSO4ṡ6H2O. Se nanorods were produced simply by varying the nickel salts to Ni(CH3COO)2ṡH2O and Ni(NO3)2ṡ6H2O. The process was performed at 180 °C for 12 h and cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) and hydrazine hydrate (N2H4ṡH2O) used as surfactant and reductant, respectively. The samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electronic diffraction (SAED) and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The synthesis was performed conveniently and safely.

  5. Assessment of Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb levels in beach and dune sands from Havana resorts, Cuba.

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    Díaz Rizo, Oscar; Buzón González, Fran; Arado López, Juana O

    2015-11-15

    Concentrations of nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and lead (Pb) in beach and dune sands from thirteen Havana (Cuba) resorts were estimated by X-ray fluorescence analysis. Determined mean metal contents (in mg·kg(-1)) in beach sand samples were 28±12 for Ni, 35±12 for Cu, 31±11 for Zn and 6.0±1.8 for Pb, while for dune sands were 30±15, 38±22, 37±15 and 6.8±2.9, respectively. Metal-to-iron normalization shows moderately severe and severe enrichment by Cu. The comparison with sediment quality guidelines shows that dune sands from various resorts must be considered as heavily polluted by Cu and Ni. Almost in every resort, the Ni and Cu contents exceed their corresponding TEL values and, in some resorts, the Ni PEL value. The comparison with a Havana topsoil study indicates the possible Ni and Cu natural origin. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Structures, magnetic and dielectric properties of the ordered double perovskites LnPbNiSbO6 (Ln = La, Pr)

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    Han, Lin; Bai, Yijia; Liu, Xiaojuan; Yao, Chuangang; Meng, Junling; Liang, Qingshuang; Wu, Xiaojie; Meng, Jian

    2014-09-01

    The crystal structures, magnetic and dielectric properties for the ordered double perovskites LnPbNiSbO6 (Ln = La, Pr) have been investigated. Rietveld refinements of x-ray diffraction data have been indexed for the monoclinic symmetry in space group P21/n (No. 14) and a highly rock-salt ordered arrangement of NiO6 and SbO6 octahedra. The B-site lattices are distorted strongly due to the substitution of rare Earth ions at the A-site. The magnetization measurements show an antiferromagnetic ordering. The effective magnetic moments μ eff are larger than the spin-only values, suggesting that the orbital component for Ni2+ is significant. The maximum values of isothermal magnetization increase due to the lattice distortion of BO6 octahedra, which may weaken the antiferromagnetic interaction via Ni2+-O-Sb5+-O-Ni2+ paths. The dielectric constants for LaPbNiSbO6 present frequency dependence and the tan δ curves exhibit relaxor-like dielectric response. The ɛ‧ decreases with the reduction of the magnetic moments of B-site transition metal ions, which reveals a relationship between the dielectric and magnetic properties.

  7. Los juegos tradicionales se han perdido en la memoria cultural actual de los niños y niñas de la provincia de Santa Elena

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    Patricia Ortega Ramírez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de investigación se inicio en la Península de Santa Elena, pues es ahí donde nació nuestra cultura ancestral. Nuestro propósito fue confirmar la hipótesis de si los niños y niñas aún participan en actividades lúdicas ancestrales. Se seleccionaron quince comunas de la Provincia de Santa Elena (La Entrada, Olón, Montañita, Dos Mangas, Sacachún, Cadeate, Salinas, Ancón, Atahualpa, Valdivia, Libertador Bolívar, El Tambo, San Vicente, Ayangue y Santa Elena a fin de realizar el estudio, se aplicaron encuestas, se realizaron entrevistas, se escucharon referencias de vida, y se observaron actividades de juego. Los resultados de las encuestas nos dicen que efectivamente un gran porcentaje de niños y niñas ya no conocen ni practican juegos ancestrales, algunos ni siquiera los conocen. Este trabajo pretende que los niños y niñas de las comunas en las que se realizó la investigación disfruten participando en los juegos con los que también se divirtieron sus antepasados, donde además ejercitaran sus habilidades y destrezas, que les permitirá estimular su imaginación y creatividad, fisicamente potenciaran el desarrollo de su esquema corporal y psíquicamente sus emociones, aprenderán a través del juego a sentirse orgullosos de su linaje, de sus raíces y de su tradición.

  8. CONCENTRACIÓN DE Pb, Cd, Ni y Zn EN SUELOS CONTAMINADOS Y SU TRANSFERENCIA A LA PELLA DE BRÓCOLI

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    Ma. Antonia Pérez Olvera; Rosario García Mateos; Antonio Vázquez Alarcón; Teresa Colinas León; Mario Pérez Grajales; Hermilio Navarro Garza

    2008-01-01

    Se cuantificó por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica: Pb, Cd, Ni y Zn, en suelos y pellas de brócoli extraídos con EDTA 0.05 M pH 7.0 relación suelo: solución extractora (p/v) 4:1 para suelo y por digestión húmeda para material vegetal. Las muestras se tomaron en 28 parcelas irrigadas con agua proveniente de diversas fuentes: tratada del canal de las chinampas (TCC); tratada sitio de salida 1 y 2 (TS1 y TS2); canal principal y secundario (TCPYS); tratada mezclada con negra (T + N); resid...

  9. Preparation of PbSeO3 as a new material, sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation in UV range

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    Tomaev, V. V.; Smolyaninov, V. D.; Stoyanova, T. V.; Egorov, S. V.

    2016-08-01

    The new technology of the formation of photoresistive structures sensitive in ultraviolet range of electromagnetic spectrum based on lead selenide and lead selenite composite is discussed. Studies of photosensitivity were carried out using a set of LEDs in the visible and ultraviolet spectral range. Obtained structures show considerable sensitivity in ultraviolet and blue range of radiation, meanwhile that in red and yellow region of light turned to be small. The structures were formed by oxidation of PbSe crystals. Diffusion of the oxygen through the surface layer of PbSe was suggested to be a key mechanism of oxidation. Oxidation kinetics were studied by means of roentgen lines chemical shift and roentgen diffraction.

  10. Mechanosynthesis of MFe2O4 (M = Co, Ni, and Zn Magnetic Nanoparticles for Pb Removal from Aqueous Solution

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    America R. Vazquez-Olmos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Adsorption of Pb(II from aqueous solution using MFe2O4 nanoferrites (M = Co, Ni, and Zn was studied. Nanoferrite samples were prepared via the mechanochemical method and were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, micro-Raman, and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM. XRD analysis confirms the formation of pure single phases of cubic ferrites with average crystallite sizes of 23.8, 19.4, and 19.2 nm for CoFe2O4, NiFe2O4, and ZnFe2O4, respectively. Only NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4 samples show superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature, whereas CoFe2O4 is ferromagnetic. Kinetics and isotherm adsorption studies for adsorption of Pb(II were carried out. A pseudo-second-order kinetic describes the sorption behavior. The experimental data of the isotherms were well fitted to the Langmuir isotherm model. The maximum adsorption capacity of Pb(II on the nanoferrites was found to be 20.58, 17.76, and 9.34 mg·g−1 for M = Co, Ni, and Zn, respectively.

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  12. Highly responsive ground state of PbTaSe2: Structural phase transition and evolution of superconductivity under pressure

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    Kaluarachchi, Udhara S.; Deng, Yuhang; Besser, Matthew F.; Sun, Kewei; Zhou, Lin; Nguyen, Manh Cuong; Yuan, Zhujun; Zhang, Chenglong; Schilling, James S.; Kramer, Matthew J.; Jia, Shuang; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Ho, Kai-Ming; Canfield, Paul C.; Bud'ko, Sergey L.

    2017-06-01

    Transport and magnetic studies of PbTaSe2 under pressure suggest the existence of two superconducting phases with the low temperature phase boundary at ˜0.25 GPa that is defined by a very sharp, first order, phase transition. The first order phase transition line can be followed via pressure dependent resistivity measurements, and is found to be near 0.12 GPa near room temperature. Transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction at elevated temperatures confirm that this first order phase transition is structural and occurs at ambient pressure near ˜425 K. The new, high temperature/high pressure phase has a similar crystal structure and slightly lower unit cell volume relative to the ambient pressure, room temperature structure. Based on first-principles calculations this structure is suggested to be obtained by shifting the Pb atoms from the 1 a to 1 e Wyckoff position without changing the positions of Ta and Se atoms. PbTaSe2 has an exceptionally pressure sensitive, structural phase transition with Δ Ts/Δ P ≈-1400 K/GPa near room temperature, and ≈-1700 K/GPa near 4 K. This first order transition causes a ˜1 K (˜25 % ) steplike decrease in Tc as pressure is increased through 0.25 GPa.

  13. Electronic structure and defect properties of selenophosphate Pb2P2Se6 for γ-ray detection

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    Kontsevoi, Oleg Y.; Im, Jino; Wessels, Bruce W.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.; Freeman, Arthur J.

    Heavy metal chalco-phosphate Pb2P2Se6 has shown a significant promise as an X-ray and γ-ray detector material. To assess the fundamental physical properties important for its performance as detector, theoretical calculations were performed for the electronic structure, band gaps, electron and hole effective masses, and static dielectric constants. The calculations were based on first-principles density functional theory (DFT) and employ the highly precise full potential linearized augmented plane wave method and the projector augmented wave method and include nonlocal exchange-correlation functionals to overcome the band gap underestimation in DFT calculations. The calculations show that Pb2P2Se6 is an indirect band gap material with the calculated band gap of 2.0 eV, has small effective masses, which could result in a good carrier mobility-lifetime product μτ , and a very high static dielectric constant, which could lead to high mobility of carriers by screening of charged scattering centers. We further investigated a large set of native defects in Pb2P2Se6 to determine the optimal growth conditions for application as γ-ray detectors. The results suggest that the prevalent intrinsic defects are selenium vacancies, followed by lead vacancies, then phosphorus vacancies and antisite defects. The effect of various chemical environments on defect properties was examined and the optimal conditions for material synthesis were suggested. Supported by DHS (Grant No. 2014-DN-077-ARI086-01).

  14. Differential scanning calorimetry studies of Se85Te15–Pb ( = 4, 6, 8 and 10) glasses

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    N B Maharajan; N S Saxena; Deepika Bhandari; Mousa M Imran; D D Paudyal

    2000-10-01

    Results of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) studies of Se85Te15–Pb ( = 4, 6, 8 and 10) glasses have been reported and discussed in this paper. The results have been analyzed on the basis of structural relaxation equation, Matusita’s equation and modified Kissinger’s equation. The activation energies of structural relaxation lie in between 226 and 593 kJ/mol. The crystallization growth is found to be onedimensional for all compositions. The activation energies of crystallization are found to be 100–136 kJ/mol by Matusita’s equation while 102–139 kJ/mol by modified Kissinger’s equation. The Hruby number (indicator of ease of glass forming and higher stability) is the highest for Se85Te9Pb6 glass while S factor (indicator of resistance to devitrification) is highest for Se85Te7Pb8 glass at all heating rates in our experiment. Further the highest resistance to devitrification has the highest value of structural activation energy and the activation energy of crystallization is maximum for the most stable glass by both Matusita’s equation and the modified Kissinger’s equation.

  15. Facile synthesis of PbSe hollow nanostructure assemblies via a solid/liquid-phase chemical route and their electrogenerated chemiluminescence properties.

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    Han, Min; Li, Yanrong; Niu, Hongyan; Liu, Lili; Chen, Kunji; Bao, Jianchun; Dai, Zhihui; Zhu, Jianming

    2011-03-21

    Spherical PbSe hollow nanostructure assemblies (HNSAs) were synthesized by a simple one-pot solid/liquid-phase reaction in which solid KPbI(3)⋅2 H(2)O and SeO(2) are heated in oleic acid/dodecylamine/1-octadecene at 250 °C for 30 min. XRD analysis shows that the obtained product is cubic-phase PbSe and well crystallized. FESEM and TEM images reveal that the obtained spherical PbSe assemblies are made up of small, irregular, and fused hollow nanostructure building blocks. On the basis of temperature- and time-dependent investigations as well as control experiments, molten-salt corrosion of solid PbSe nanocrystal aggregates formed in situ during the high-temperature ripening stage is suggested to explain the formation of such novel assemblies. Moreover, when the reaction temperature is further increased to 280 or 320 °C with other conditions unchanged, cubic and orthorhombic mixed-phase PbSe HNSAs is generated. The obtained PbSe HNSAs exhibit excellent electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) performance. Two strong and stable emission peaks at about -1.4 and +1.5 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) are observed. In particular, the ECL intensity is influenced by the crystal phase of PbSe. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Defect-inhibited incommensurate distortion in Ta2NiSe7

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    Fleming, R. M.; Sunshine, S. A.; Chen, C. H.; Schneemeyer, L. F.; Waszczak, J. V.

    1990-09-01

    We have observed evidence of an incommensurate structural distortion in the ternary chalcogenide Ta2NiSe7. The structure of Ta2NiSe7 is similar to FeNb3Se10 with one tantalum-centered trigonal prismatic chain and two inequivalent chains with octahedral coordination. Anomalies are observed in the resistance and magnetic susceptibility near 52.5 K. X-ray- and electron-diffraction data show the presence of an incommensurate modulation at temperatures below 52.5 K and strong diffuse scattering above 52.5 K. Hysteresis in the resistance and x-ray order parameter suggest that true long-range order of the lattice modulation is never achieved. We interpret the diffuse scattering as resulting from an inhibition of the phase transition caused by strong interactions between the lattice distortion and impurities or defects. Based on the transport data, we interpret the incommensurate structural distortion as being electronic in origin, a charge-density wave.

  17. Modelling the concentrations of dissolved contaminants (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) in floodplain soils.

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    Rennert, Thilo; Rabus, Widar; Rinklebe, Jörg

    2017-04-01

    Central European floodplain soils are often contaminated with potentially toxic metals. The prediction of their aqueous concentrations is a prerequisite for an assessment of environmental concerns. We tested the aqueous concentrations of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) derived from multi-surface adsorption modelling (on hydrous iron, aluminum and manganese oxides, clay and soil organic matter) against those analyzed in situ in the soil solution of four horizons of floodplain soils at the Elbe River, Germany. The input data for the reactive metals were derived from a seven-step sequential extraction scheme or from extraction with 0.43 M nitric acid (HNO3) and evaluated in four modelling scenarios. In all scenarios, measured and modelled concentrations were positively related, except partially for Pb. Close reproduction of the measured data was obtained using measured data of accompanying cations and anions together with amounts of reactive metals from both the sequential extraction or from 0.43 M HNO3 extraction, except for Cu, which was often strongly overestimated, and partially Cd. We recommend extraction with 0.43 M HNO3 to quantify reactive metals in soil because the modelling results were metal-specific with better or equal results using the single extractant, the application of which is also less laborious. Approximations of ion concentrations and water contents yielded similar results. Modelled solid-phase speciation of metals varied with pH and differed from that from sequential extraction. Multi-surface modelling may be an effective tool to predict both aqueous concentrations and solid-phase speciation of metals in soil.

  18. Heavy metal content (Cd, Ni, Cr and Pb) in soil amendment with a low polluted biosolid

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    Gomez Lucas, Ignacio; Lag Brotons, Alfonso; Navarro-Pedreño, Jose; Belén Almendro-Candel, Maria; Jordán, Manuel M.; Bech, Jaume; Roca, Nuria

    2016-04-01

    The progressively higher water quality standards in Europe has led to the generation of large quantities of sewage sludge derived from wastewater treatment (Fytili and Zabaniotou 2008). Composting is an effective method to minimize these risks, as pathogens are biodegraded and heavy metals are stabilized as a result of organic matter transformations (Barker and Bryson 2002; Noble and Roberts 2004). Most of the studies about sewage sludge pollution are centred in medium and high polluted wastes. However, the aim of this study was to assess the effects on soil heavy metal content of a low polluted sewage sludge compost in order to identify an optimal application rate based in heavy metal concentration under a period of cultivation of a Mediterranean horticultural plant (Cynara carducnculus). The experiment was done between January to June: rainfall was 71 mm, the volume of water supplied every week was 10.5 mm, mean air temperatures was 14.2, 20.4 (maximum), and 9.2◦C (minimum). The soil was a clay-loam anthrosol (WRB 2006). The experimental plot (60 m2) was divided into five subplots with five treatments corresponding to 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 kg compost/m2. Three top-soil (first 20 cm) samples from each treatment were taken (January, April and June) and these parameters were analysed: pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and total content of heavy metals (microwave acid digestion followed by AAS-spectrometry determination). The results show that sewage sludge compost treatments increase the organic matter content and salinity (electrical conductivity of the soils) and diminish the pH. Cd and Ni total content in top-soil was affected and both slightly reduce their concentration. Pb and Cr show minor changes. In general, the application of this low polluted compost may affect the mobility of Cd and Ni due to the pH modification and the water added by irrigation along time but Pb and Cr remain their content in the top-soil. References Barker, A.V., and G.M. Bryson

  19. NiSe@NiOOH Core-Shell Hyacinth-like Nanostructures on Nickel Foam Synthesized by in Situ Electrochemical Oxidation as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction.

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    Li, Xiao; Han, Guan-Qun; Liu, Yan-Ru; Dong, Bin; Hu, Wen-Hui; Shang, Xiao; Chai, Yong-Ming; Liu, Chen-Guang

    2016-08-10

    NiSe@NiOOH core-shell hyacinth-like nanostructures supported on nickel foam (NF) have been successfully synthesized by a facile solvothermal selenization and subsequent in situ electrochemical oxidation (ISEO). First, the unique NiSe/NF nanopillar arrays were prepared in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as a precursor template that can provide a large surface area, excellent conductivity, and robust support. Next, amorphous NiOOH covering the surface of NiSe nanopillars was fabricated by ISEO, as confirmed by XPS andEDX spectroscopy. SEM images revealed the hyacinth-like morphology of NiSe@NiOOH/NF with NiOOH as the shell and NiSe as the core. The electrochemical performance of NiSe@NiOOH/NF for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) was investigated. NiSe@NiOOH/NF demonstrates an obviously enhanced OER activity with much lower overpotential of 332 mV at 50 mA cm(-2) compared to other Ni-based electrocatalysts. The low charge-transfer resistance (Rct), large electrochemical double-layer capacitance (Cdl) of electrochemically active surface areas (ECSAs), and excellent long-term stability of NiSe@NiOOH/NF confirm the enhancement of its electrochemical performance for the OER, which can be ascribed to the large amount of active sites derived from the amorphous NiOOH shell and the good conductivity and stability derived from the NiSe core. In addition, the synergistic effect between the NiSe core and NiOOH shell could serve for a highly efficient OER electrocatalyst.

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

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    2016-11-01

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

  1. Association of Pb, Cd, and Se concentrations and oxidative damage-related markers in different grades of prostate carcinoma.

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    Guzel, Savas; Kiziler, Lebriz; Aydemir, Birsen; Alici, Bulent; Ataus, Suleyman; Aksu, Abdullah; Durak, Haydar

    2012-01-01

    Prostate cancer is known to be affected by the heavy metal levels and oxidative damage of the body, yet there are very few studies which look into the way it occurs. The aim of this study was to determine whether blood and tissue lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and selenium (Se) levels are associated with oxidative damage in the context of prostate cancer progression and development. Seventy-nine patients comprising 25 patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), 23 patients with malignant prostatic carcinoma (malign Ca), 16 patients with low-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (LGPIN), and 15 patients with high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) diagnosed on the basis of their clinical profile, transrectal ultrasonography, and histopathology were included in this study. Cd and Pb levels in whole blood were found to be increased in patients with HGPIN compared with the BPH group; also, the levels of Cd in whole blood and tissue were found to be increasing in patients with malign Ca, unlike BPH patients. Moreover, the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) in plasma and tissue were significantly increased in malign Ca, LGPIN, and HGPIN than those in BPH. However, the levels of tissue Pb were found to be decreasing in BPH, unlike the malign Ca and HGPIN patients, and the levels of tissue protein carbonyls in malign Ca were significantly lower than those in HGPIN. The levels of tissue reduced glutathione (GSH) in malign Ca were significantly lower than those in BPH. Additionally, the levels of Se in serum and tissue in LGPIN were significantly lower than those in BPH. The serum Se levels in HGPIN were also significantly lower than those in BPH and malign Ca groups. Furthermore, the concentrations of serum Se in LGPIN were significantly lower than those in malign Ca. From the Pearson correlation analysis, there were significant positive correlations between tissue Cd and MDA levels in malign Ca, LGPIN, and HGPIN and between the tissue Pb and tissue MDA and

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

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

  3. Bioavailability of adsorbed and coprecipitated Cu, Ni, Pb, and Cd on iron and iron/aluminum hydroxide to Phragmites australis.

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    Wang, He; Jia, Yongfeng

    2017-01-01

    The bioavailability of heavy metals strongly depends on their speciation in the environment. Adsorption (ADS) and coprecipitation (CPT) on amorphous metal hydroxides are important processes, controlling the fates of heavy metals in an aqueous environment. This work studied the bioavailability of Cu, Cd, Ni, and Pb adsorbed on and/or coprecipitated with amorphous iron and iron/aluminum mixed hydroxides to the wetland plant Phragmites australis. After a 13-day treatment, there was an apparent uptake of the heavy metals by the plant, and the amount of metal bioaccumulation was measurably different for different association forms (ADS vs. CPT). The bioaccumulation of Cd associated with Fe0.5Al0.5(OH)3 was greater than that with Fe(OH)3; the adsorbed metals were found to be more bioavailable than the coprecipitated forms for most of the treatments while the aging treatment significantly reduced the bioaccumulation of ADS metals. In the single metal treatment, root metal concentrations in the Fe(OH)3 ADS system followed the order Ni (68 mg kg(-1)) > Cu (32 mg kg(-1)) > Cd (28 mg kg(-1)) > Pb (9 mg kg(-1)), while the CPT system followed the order of Cu (30 mg kg(-1)) > Ni (22 mg kg(-1)) > Pb (9 mg kg(-1)) > Cd (7 mg kg(-1)). The order of metal accumulation in a combined metal treatment was similar to that for single metal treatments, but observed Ni concentration declines by 22 and 71 % and Cu and Cd concentrations increase by 30 and 50 % (for CPT and ADS treatments, respectively), while Pb concentrations increased by 30~50 % in both of them. When treated with low-molecular-weight organic acids (LMWOAs), metal desorption, indicative of metal oxide bonding strength and metal bioavailability, was consistent with metal accumulation in the plant.

  4. Non-equilibrium solidification of undercooled Ni-31.44%Pb monotectic alloy melts

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    郑红星; 谢辉; 郭学锋

    2002-01-01

    By using the method of molten glass denucleating combined with superheating cycling, solidification behavior of the bulk undercooled Ni-31.44%Pb monotectic alloy melts was systematically investigated. The results indicated that the undercooled monotectic alloy solidifies in form of dendrite essentially during the stage of rapid solidification and after recalescence, the residual melts between the dendrites solidify in the equilibrium mode. Within the achieved undercooling range, the solidification structures are classified into three categories. When the undercooling is less than 50K, the structures are composed of coarse dendrites and interdendritic lead phase. With the undercooling increasing into the range of 70~232K, the dendrite clusters are refined and fine lead particles separate out from the supersaturated primary dendrite arms because of solute trapping. When the undercooling exceeds 242K, the granular grains form and fine lead particles homogeneously distribute in the whole sample. Based on the observation of the solidification structures and the calculated results with BCT model, it is found that the granulation mechanism of the granular grains is owing to the primary dendrite disintegration and recrystallization.

  5. Accumulation of Zn, Pb, Cu, Cr and Ni in Sediments Between Roots of the Tagus Estuary Salt Marshes, Portugal

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    Ca çador, Isabel; Vale, Carlos; Catarino, Fernando

    1996-03-01

    Sediment cores of 60 cm length were collected from two Tagus estuary salt marshes. At each salt marsh, samples were taken from a non-vegetated zone and one from each of areas dominated by Halimione portulacoides, Spartina maritimaand Arthrocnemum fruticosum.Cores were sliced in situand, at each sediment layer, redox potential and pH were measured, and the organic matter content (LOI), grain size, and concentrations of Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni and Cr were determined. Sediment between roots and non-vegetated sediments of the same depth (5 -15 cm) were extracted with several acid solutions, and the metal concentrations were compared. Metal residues were determined in roots of vascular plants. Sediment between roots was more oxidative, more acidic and richer in organic matter than non-vegetated sediment. Profiles of Zn, Pb and Cu concentrations in vegetated sediments differed from those recorded in non-vegetated areas: at subsurface layers (where root density is higher), Zn, Pb and Cu were enriched. The percentages of Zn, Pb and Cu removed by acetic acid, nitric acid and DTPA extractions from sediment between roots were much lower than those from non-vegetated sediments, being preferentially linked to the residual fraction. Chromium and Ni behave differently no subsurface enrichment being found and their associations being similar in the two types of sediment. Furthermore, Ni concentrations in roots were much lower than in bulk sediments, while levels of Zn and Pb were similar and Cu values higher. These results point out that plants are an important feature for metal accumulation in salt marshes.

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  7. Ultrafast optical spectroscopy of quasi one dimensional Ta{sub 2}NiSe{sub 5}

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    Mor, Selene; Herzog, Marc; Monney, Claude; Staehler, Julia; Wolf, Martin [Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Dept. of Phys. Chem., Berlin (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    Ta2NiSe5 is a layered compound in which atomic chains are aligned in the layers, forming a quasi one dimensional crystal structure. At 328 K, the system shows a structural change, which is accompanied by an electronic phase transition from a semiconductor to an excitonic insulator, with an estimated energy gap of about few hundreds millielectronvolts. Our aim is to unveil the microscopic mechanisms underlying the phase transition in Ta{sub 2}NiSe{sub 5}. The system is excited with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire fundamental laser pulse and the mid-infrared (MIR) transient optical response is monitored by ultrafast optical spectroscopy. We observe a fast rise of transient reflectivity, which decays exponentially. This incoherent response is superimposed by a coherent phonon oscillation. A preliminary study with white light (WL) probe beam shows that low repetition rate is mandatory to study the response of the photoexcited system. The analysis unveils the presence of two phonons at 3 and 4 THz, that dominate at high (HT) and low (LT) temperature, respectively. We study the time evolution of the two phonons in the LT phase. We reveal a finite lifetime for the LT phase phonon, whose amplitude decays within few picoseconds, while the HT phase phonon amplitude remains almost constant. The picture is supported by temperature-dependent Raman spectroscopy.

  8. Insulating and metallic spin glass in Ni-doped KxFe2-ySe2 single crystals

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    Ryu, Hyejin; Abeykoon, Milinda; Wang, Kefeng; Lei, Hechang; Lazarevic, N.; Warren, J. B.; Bozin, E. S.; Popovic, Z. V.; Petrovic, C.

    2015-05-01

    We report electron doping effects by Ni in KxFe2-δ -yNiySe2(0.06 ≤y ≤1.44 ) single-crystal alloys. A rich ground-state phase diagram is observed. A small amount of Ni (˜4 %) suppressed superconductivity below 1.8 K, inducing insulating spin-glass magnetic ground state for higher Ni content. With further Ni substitution, metallic resistivity is restored. For high Ni concentration in the lattice the unit cell symmetry is high symmetry I 4 /m m m with no phase separation whereas both I 4 /m +I 4 /m m m space groups were detected in the phase separated crystals when concentration of Ni < Fe. The absence of superconductivity coincides with the absence of crystalline Fe vacancy order.

  9. Conformal growth of nanocrystalline CdX (X = S, Se) on mesoscopic NiO and their photoelectrochemical properties.

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    Safari-Alamuti, Fatemeh; Jennings, James R; Hossain, Md Anower; Yung, Lin Yue Lanry; Wang, Qing

    2013-04-07

    Semiconductor-sensitized NiO photocathodes have been fabricated by successive ionic-layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) deposition of CdS, CdSe and cascaded CdS/CdSe onto mesoscopic NiO films. Detailed morphological and structural characterization reveals that the growth of CdS and CdSe on mesoscopic NiO electrodes results in the formation of crystalline and conformal layers under ambient conditions. With a polysulfide redox electrolyte and a Pt counter electrode, CdX (X = S and Se)-sensitized p-NiO solar cells operating in a photocathodic mode are unambiguously demonstrated when NiO blocking layers are used, which are critical to prevent anodic photocurrent due to electron injection from CdX into the SnO2:F substrate. To decrease the recombination rate, a CdS barrier layer was deposited between NiO and a CdSe sensitizer which results in much enhanced cell performance. Front and rear spectral incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE) measurements were used to investigate charge collection and separation in the cells. The measurements indicate that charge collection in this system is limited by a short hole diffusion length.

  10. Magnetism switching and band-gap narrowing in Ni-doped PbTiO{sub 3} thin films

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    Zhou, Wenliang; Yu, Lu; Yang, Pingxiong, E-mail: pxyang@ee.ecnu.edu.cn; Chu, Junhao [Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, Department of Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241 (China); Deng, Hongmei [Instrumental Analysis and Research Center, Institute of Materials, Shanghai University, 99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444 (China)

    2015-05-21

    Ions doping-driven structural phase transition accompanied by magnetism switching and band-gap narrowing effects has been observed in PbTi{sub 1−x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 3−δ} (xPTNO, x = 0.00, 0.06, and 0.33) thin films. With the increase of x, the xPTNO thin films exhibit not only a phase transition from the pseudotetragonal structure to a centrosymmetric cubic structure but also a drastic decrease of grain size. Moreover, the as-grown Ni-doped PbTiO{sub 3} (PTO) thin films show obvious room-temperature ferromagnetism and an increased saturation magnetization with increasing the Ni content, in contrast to undoped PTO, which shows diamagnetism. A bound magnetic polaron model was proposed to understand the observed ferromagnetic behavior of PTO-derived perovskite thin films. Furthermore, the 0.33PTNO thin film presents a narrowed band-gap, much smaller than that of PTO, which is attributed to new states of both the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital in an electronic structure with the presence of Ni. These findings may open up a route to explore promising perovskite oxides as candidate materials for use in multiferroics and solar-energy devices.

  11. Removal of As, Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn from a highly contaminated industrial soil using surfactant enhanced soil washing

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    Torres, Luis G.; Lopez, Rosario B.; Beltran, Margarita

    Surfactant enhanced soil washing (SESW) was applied to an industrial contaminated soil. A preliminary characterization of the soil regarding the alkaline-earth metals, Na, K, Ca and Mg took values of 2866, 2036, 2783 and 4149 mg/kg. The heavy metals As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn, had values of 4019, 14, 35582, 70, 2603, and 261 mg/kg, respectively. When using different surfactants, high removal of Cu, Ni and Zn were found, and medium removals for Pb, As and Cd. In the case of these three metals, tap water removed more than the surfactant solutions, except for the case of As. There were surfactants with average removals (this is, the removal for all the metals studied) of 67.1% (Tween 80), 64.9% (Surfacpol 14104) and 61.2% (Emulgin W600). There were exceptional removals using Texapon N-40 (83.2%, 82.8% and 86.6% for Cu, Ni and Zn), Tween 80 (85.9, 85.4 and 81.5 for Cd, Zn and Cu), Polafix CAPB (79%, 83.2% and 49.7% for Ni, Zn and As). The worst results were obtained with POLAFIX LO with a global removal of 45%, well below of the average removal with tap water (50.2%).All removal efficiencies are reported for a one step washing using 0.5% surfactant solutions, except for the case of mezquite gum, where a 0.1% solution was employed.

  12. Extratores para Cd, Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb e Zn em LATOSSOLOS tratados com biossólido e cultivados com milho Extractants for Cd, Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn in biossolid-amanded Oxisols cultivated with corn

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    Ana Rosa Martins dos Anjos

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available O uso de biossólidos (lodo de esgoto em áreas agrícolas cria uma demanda por informações sobre o extrator mais adequado para se prever disponibilidade de metais pesados, presentes nesse resíduo, para as espécies vegetais cultivadas nessas áreas. A eficiência dos extratores HCl 0,1 mol L-1, Mehlich 3 e DTPA 0,005 mol L-1 pH 7,3 e da água régia na previsão da fitodisponibilidade de metais pesados presentes em solos tratados com biossólido foi avaliada através de um experimento com milho cultivado em LATOSSOLO VERMELHO Distrófico (LVd e LATOSSOLO AMARELO Distrófico (LAd. As parcelas experimentais foram vasos com capacidade para 0,5 m³de terra, distribuídos em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, quatro tratamentos (LVd+lodo, LVd, LAd+lodo e LAd e quatro métodos de extração com quatro repetições. O biossólido foi aplicado antes do cultivo do milho, numa quantidade total de 388 Mg ha-1, base seca, parcelada em 5 vezes espaçadas de 2 meses cada. Antes de semear o milho foi feita a amostragem da terra a 0-0,20 m, que foi analisada para teor total dos metais presentes com água régia e teores trocáveis removidos pelos extratores: solução 0,1 mol L-1 de HCl, Mehlich 3; DTPA-TEA pH 7,3. As plantas foram separadas em folha diagnose, folhas ao final do ciclo, pendão, colmo, bainha, sabugo, palha e grãos. Apesar da quantidade de biossólido aplicada aos solos, os teores totais dos metais analisados não excederam os limites críticos estabelecidos pela United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA e pela Diretriz da Comunidade Européia. As correlações feitas entre teor de metais presentes nas várias partes das plantas e teores dos metais removidos pelos diferentes extratores evidenciaram que Mehlich 3 foi eficiente apenas na previsão da fitodisponibilidade de Cu e Zn. Nenhum dos extratores testados foi eficiente na previsão da disponibilidade de Cd, Cr, Ni e Pb para as plantas de milho.The use of biossolids

  13. Role of estuarine natural flocculation process in removal of Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn

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    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The flocculation of dissolved heavy metals is a process which has an important effect on decreasing the concentration of the colloidal elements during estuarine mixing of river water and sea or ocean water. During this important process, a large amount of colloidal elements change into particles in the form of flock and the dissolved loads decline. This study is performed to evaluate the mechanism of self-purification of heavy metals in Sardabroud's estuary. For this purpose, the effect of salinity (varying from 1 to 8.5‰ on the removal efficiency of colloidal metals (copper, zinc, lead, nickel and magnesium by flocculation process during mixing of Sardabroud River water and the Caspian Sea water was explored. The flocculation rate of Ni (25% > Zn (18.59% > Cu (16.67% > Mn(5.83% > Pb(4.86%  indicates that lead and manganese have relatively conservative behavior but nickel, zinc and copper have non-conservative behavior during Sardabroud River’s estuarine mixing. The highest removal efficiencies were obtained between salinities of 1 to 2.5%. Due to flocculation process, annual discharge of dissolved zinc, copper, lead, manganese and nickel release into the Caspian Sea via Sardabroud River would reduce from 44.30 to 36.06 ton/yr, 3.41 to 2.84 ton/yr, 10.22 to 9.7 ton/yr, 8.52 to 7.8 ton/yr and 3.41 to 2.56 ton/yr, respectively. Statistical analysis shows that the flocculation rate of Nickel is highly controlled by redox potential and dissolved oxygen. Moreover, it is found that total dissolved solid, salinity, electrical conductivity and potential of hydrogen do not have a significant influence in flocculation of studied metals.

  14. Synthesis and characterization of PbSe nanoparticles obtained by a colloidal route using Extran as a surfactant at low temperature

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    Romano-Trujillo, R.; Rosendo, E.; Ortega, M.; Morales-Sánchez, A.; Gracia, J. M.; Díaz, T.; Nieto, G.; García, G.; Luna-López, J. A.; Pacio, M.

    2012-05-01

    Lead selenide nanoparticles (PbSe NPs) have been obtained through an easy and low cost route using colloidal synthesis in aqueous solution. The synthesis was carried out at room temperature using Extran (Na5P3O10, NaOH and H2O) as surfactant. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) was used to eliminate the generated by-products. The size of PbSe NPs was varied by changing the Pb:Se molar concentration. The PbSe NPs were characterized by powder x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDAX), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Raman spectroscopy. The XRD measurements showed that the PbSe NPs have the face-centered cubic phase structure. The crystal size was found to be between 14 and 20 nm as calculated from the XRD patterns and these values were corroborated with SEM and TEM. Additionally, HRTEM micrographs showed crystalline planes at (200), (220) and (111) of the PbSe NPs, in agreement with the XRD results.

  15. Highly-active oxygen evolution electrocatalyzed by a Fe-doped NiSe nanoflake array electrode.

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    Tang, Chun; Asiri, Abdullah M; Sun, Xuping

    2016-03-25

    Alkaline water electrolysis offers a simple method for mass production of hydrogen but suffers from the sluggish kinetics of the anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER), calling for the development of low-cost and durable oxygen evolution electrocatalysts with high activity. In this communication, we report a highly-active robust oxygen evolution electrode, developed by in situ hydrothermal growth of an Fe-doped NiSe nanoflake array directly on a macroporous FeNi foam (Fe-NiSe/FeNi foam). This electrode catalyzes the OER with an onset overpotential as low as 200 mV and needs overpotentials of 245 and 264 mV to achieve 50 and 100 mA cm(-2), respectively, in 1.0 M KOH. Remarkably, it is also highly robust to drive 500 and 1000 mA cm(-2) at overpotentials of 246 and 263 mV, respectively, in 30 wt% KOH.

  16. CdSe/beta-Pb0.33V2O5 heterostructures: Nanoscale semiconductor interfaces with tunable energetic configurations for solar energy conversion and storage

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    Milleville, Christopher C.

    This dissertation focuses on the formation and characterization of semiconductor heterostructures, consisting of light-harvesting cadmium selenide quantum dots (CdSe QDs) and single crystalline lead vanadium oxide nanowires (β-Pb0.33V2O5 NWs), for the purpose of excited-state charge transfer and photocatalytic production of solar fuels. We reported two distinct routes for assembling CdSe/β-Pb0.33V2O5 heterostructures: linker-assisted assembly (LAA) mediated by a bifunctional ligand and successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR). In the former case, the thiol end of a molecular linker, cysteine (Cys) is found to bind to the QD surface, whereas a protonated amine moiety interacts electrostatically with the negatively charged NW surface. In the alternative SILAR route, the surface coverage of CdSe on the β-Pb0.33V2O5 NWs is tuned by varying the number of successive precipitation cycles. Hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) measurements revealed that the mid-gap states of β-Pb0.33V2O5 NWs are closely overlapped in energy with the valence band edges of CdSe QDs, suggesting that hole transfer from the valence band of CdSe into the mid-gap states is possible. Preliminary evidence of hole transfer was obtained through photoluminescence quenching experiments. Steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence measurements on Cys-CdSe dispersions, mixed dispersions of Cys-CdSe QDs and β-Pb0.33V¬2O5 NWs, and mixed dispersions of Cys-CdS QDs and V2O5 revealed a greater extent of quenching of the emission of Cys-CdSe QDs by β Pb0.33V¬2O5 relative to V2O5. V2O5, devoid of mid-gap states, is unable to accept holes from CdSe and therefore should not quench emission to the same extent as β-Pb0.33V¬2O5. The additional quenching was dynamic, consistent with a mechanism involving the transfer of photogenerated holes from CdSe QDs to the mid-gap states of β Pb0.33V2O5. Transient absorption spectroscopy (TA) was used to probe the dynamics of interfacial

  17. Determination of the bond dissociation energies of FeX and NiX (X = C, S, Se)

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    Matthew, Daniel J.; Tieu, Erick; Morse, Michael D.

    2017-04-01

    The bond dissociation energies of FeC, NiC, FeS, NiS, FeSe, and NiSe have been measured by the observation of a predissociation threshold in their resonant two-photon ionization spectra. Because the lowest separated atom limits generate a vast number of potential energy curves, it is thought that the molecules dissociate as soon as the ground separated atom limit is exceeded in energy. From the observed thresholds, dissociation energies have been measured as D0(FeC) = 3.961(19), D0(NiC) = 4.167(3), D0(FeS) = 3.240(3), D0(NiS) = 3.651(3), D0(FeSe) = 2.739(6), and D0(NiSe) = 3.218(3) eV. Through the use of thermochemical cycles, these values have been combined with other precisely known values to improve the accuracy of other quantities, providing: D0(Fe+-C) = 4.270(19) eV, D0(Ni+-C) = 3.435(3) eV, IE(FeS) = 8.06(4) eV, IE(NiS) = 8.82(4) eV, and D0 (Fe-S-) = 2.92(10) or 2.89(10) eV, depending on the reference employed for EA(FeS-). Comparisons to previous values are noted, when available. The periodic trends observed are discussed in terms of a molecular orbital diagram for these species. Finally, these results have also been used to calculate 0 K enthalpies of formation of the gaseous MX molecules.

  18. Spectroscopic ellipsometry study of Pb1-xEuxSe(0⩽x⩽0.45)

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    Kanazawa, Hideyuki; Adachi, Sadao; Yamaguchi, Tsutomu; Murashige, Shinichi; Murakami, Kensuke

    1999-09-01

    We have measured the complex dielectric function, ɛ(E)=ɛ1(E)+iɛ2(E), of Pb1-xEuxSe in the 1.2-5.0 eV photon-energy range by spectroscopic ellipsometry at room temperature. The Pb1-xEuxSe crystals were grown by the conventional Bridgman method (x=0) and by hot-wall epitaxy on (111) BaF2 substrates at 300 °C (0.09⩽x⩽0.45). The measured ɛ(E) data revealed distinct structures at two critical-point (CP) energies, E1 and E2. The second-derivative spectra of the complex dielectric function, d2ɛ(E)/dE2, were analyzed using a theoretical model called the model dielectric function. The CP parameters, such as the CP energy, amplitude, and broadening, as a function of alloy composition x were fit determined from these derivative analyses. This parameterization of the CP parameters enabled us to calculate ɛ(E) and its related optical constants for optional alloy composition and photon energy.

  19. Evaluation of potential of adsorption of U, Th, Pb, Zn and Ni by coconut fibers; Avaliacao do potencial de adsorcao de U, Th, Pb, Zn e Ni pelas fibras de coco

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    Monteiro, Raquel Almeida

    2009-07-01

    The residual biomass from agricultural activities has been evaluated as biosorbent for metals and organic composts from aqueous solutions, because of its adsorptive properties, low cost, abundance and to be a renewable resource. In this work, the efficiency of coir pith as biosorbent for the removal of U, Th, Pb, Zn e Ni ions from the aqueous solutions is presented. The coir pith is a by-product of the harvest of the coconut, a renewable natural source. The study was conducted by batch method. The influence of pH from 1 to 8, the dosage of the coir pith and the equilibrium time were studied. The adsorption of metal ions increased with the increase of pH and the dose. The Langmuir and Freundlich models were applied to describe the adsorption equilibrium isotherm. The kinetic process was studied using the pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order models. The Gibbs free energy was calculated. In the concentration range of 100 mg.L{sup -1} - 500 mg.L{sup -1}, the adsorption process was described better by the Langmuir equation for Pb{sup 2+} and Zn{sup 2+} ions and the Freundlich equation for UO{sub 2} 2{sup +}, Th{sup 4+} and Ni{sup 2+} ions, and represented by the pseudo-second order model. The biosorption process for removal of metal ions from the solutions was considered spontaneous. The results were promising, showing perspectives of application of coir pith as biosorbent of U, Th, Pb, Zn and Ni ions in wastewater treatment processes. (author)

  20. Migration of Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb in low-permeable clay-type solids in presence of acid complexants

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    Sager, M. [Federal Office and Research Centre of Agriculture, Institute of Agro - Ecology Spargelfeldstrabe, Vienna (Austria)

    1997-12-31

    In order to predict vertical mobility of trace meta ions through low permeable subsurface layers below waste deposition sites, a series of experiments has been carried out; results show that the retardation behaviour of Cu/Cd/Pb/Ni simultaneously and continuously applied to water saturated soil columns together with dilute acids, depends on the the composition of the solid phase as well as the complexing capabilities of the liquid phase. Whereas acetic acid mainly releases Ca + Mg from the solid, oxalic acid can also dissolves large amounts of Fe + Al. The appearance of acid in the eluate is indicative for the penetration of added metals as well, but in some cases, the fastest (Ni) moves much faster than the acid itself. For weakly complexing acetic acid, buffer capacity and releasable Fe seem to be the main factors for the retardation of Cu/Cd/Pb/Ni. Addition of neutral salts (Na{sub 2} SO{sub 4}) lowers the water permeation velocity, and enlarges retardation of the tested cations

  1. Influence of the active layer nanomorphology on device performance for ternary PbS(x)Se(1-x) quantum dots based solution-processed infrared photodetector.

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    Song, Taojian; Cheng, Haijuan; Fu, Chunjie; He, Bo; Li, Weile; Xu, Junfeng; Tang, Yi; Yang, Shengyi; Zou, Bingsuo

    2016-04-22

    In this paper, the influence of the active layer nanomorphology on device performance for ternary PbS(x)Se(1-x) quantum dot-based solution-processed infrared photodetector is presented. Firstly, ternary PbS(x)Se(1-x) quantum dots (QDs) in various chemical composition were synthesized and the bandgap of the ternary PbS(x)Se(1-x) QDs can be controlled by the component ratio of S/(S + Se), and then field-effect transistor (FET) based photodetectors Au/PbS0.4Se0.6:P3HT/PMMA/Al, in which ternary PbS0.4Se0.6 QDs doped with poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) act as the active layer and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as the dielectric layer, were presented. By changing the weight ratio of P3HT to PbS0.4Se0.6 QDs (K = M(P3HT):M(QDs)) in dichlorobenzene solution, we found that the device with K = 2:1 shows optimal electrical property in dark; however, the device with K = 1:2 demonstrated optimal performance under illumination, showing a maximum responsivity and specific detectivity of 55.98 mA W(-1) and 1.02 × 10(10) Jones, respectively, at low V(DS) = -10 V and V(G) = 3 V under 980 nm laser with an illumination intensity of 0.1 mW cm(-2). By measuring the atomic force microscopy phase images of PbS0.4Se0.6:P3HT films in different weight ratio K, our experimental data show that the active layer nanomorphology has a great influence on the device performance. Also, it provides an easy way to fabricate high performance solution-processed infrared photodetector.

  2. The effect of intermetallic compound morphology on Cu diffusion in Sn-Ag and Sn-Pb solder bump on the Ni/Cu Under-bump metallization

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    Jang, Guh-Yaw; Duh, Jenq-Gong

    2005-01-01

    The eutectic Sn-Ag solder alloy is one of the candidates for the Pb-free solder, and Sn-Pb solder alloys are still widely used in today’s electronic packages. In this tudy, the interfacial reaction in the eutectic Sn-Ag and Sn-Pb solder joints was investigated with an assembly of a solder/Ni/Cu/Ti/Si3N4/Si multilayer structures. In the Sn-3.5Ag solder joints reflowed at 260°C, only the (Ni1-x,Cux)3Sn4 intermetallic compound (IMC) formed at the solder/Ni interface. For the Sn-37Pb solder reflowed at 225°C for one to ten cycles, only the (Ni1-x,Cux)3Sn4 IMC formed between the solder and the Ni/Cu under-bump metallization (UBM). Nevertheless, the (Cu1-y,Niy)6Sn5 IMC was observed in joints reflowed at 245°C after five cycles and at 265°C after three cycles. With the aid of microstructure evolution, quantitative analysis, and elemental distribution between the solder and Ni/Cu UBM, it was revealed that Cu content in the solder near the solder/IMC interface played an important role in the formation of the (Cu1-y,Niy)6Sn5 IMC. In addition, the diffusion behavior of Cu in eutectic Sn-Ag and Sn-Pb solders with the Ni/Cu UBM were probed and discussed. The atomic flux of Cu diffused through Ni was evaluated by detailed quantitative analysis in an electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA). During reflow, the atomic flux of Cu was on the order of 1016-1017 atoms/cm2sec in both the eutectic Sn-Ag and Sn-Pb systems.

  3. Multi-metal interactions between Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in water flea Daphnia magna, a stable isotope experiment.

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    Komjarova, I; Blust, R

    2008-11-11

    Metal interaction effects were investigated in Daphnia magna during a simultaneous exposure to essential (Cu, Ni and Zn) and non-essential (Cd and Pb) metals at environmentally relevant concentrations using a stable isotope technique. The metals were applied in the following concentration ranges: 0.0125-0.2 microM for (106)Cd, 0.025-0.25 microM for (65)Cu and (204)Pb, 0.1-1.25 microM for (62)Ni and (67)Zn. Cadmium and copper exhibited a suppressing effect on the uptake rates of all other metals present in the mixture with the exception to lead at all studied concentrations. The effect was already pronounced at low Cd and Cu concentrations and reached a maximum at the higher concentrations. Nickel and zinc showed weaker interactions with cadmium and between each other, while having no effect on copper and lead uptake. There was a high degree of correlation between Cd, Ni and Zn uptake rates indicating that these metals share in part common uptake or interaction pathways. Moreover, a significant correlation between Zn and Cu uptake processes suggests that more than one mechanism is involved in Zn accumulation since Cu is known to interact with Na uptake sites. The uptake of lead was marked by a high initial rate, but the uptake process reached saturation within 24 h. Cd applied at a concentration of 0.2 microM was the only metal which affected the lead uptake process by stimulation of the Pb uptake. Added to the medium at a concentration of 0.25 microM, lead in turn, increased copper uptake. Current work illustrates that metal interactions are significant and occur at low environmentally realistic concentrations affecting bioavailability of both toxic and essential metals.

  4. First principle calculations of structural, electronic, thermodynamic and optical properties of Pb(1-x)Ca(x)S,Pb(1-x)Ca(x)Se and Pb(1-x)Ca(x)Te ternary alloys.

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    Sifi, C; Meradji, H; Slimani, M; Labidi, S; Ghemid, S; Hanneche, E B; El Haj Hassan, F

    2009-05-13

    Using first principles total energy calculations within the full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method, we have investigated the structural, electronic, thermodynamic and optical properties of Pb(1-x)Ca(x)S, Pb(1-x)Ca(x)Se and Pb(1-x)Ca(x)Te ternary alloys. The effect of composition on lattice parameter, bulk modulus, band gap, refractive index and dielectric function was investigated. Deviations of the lattice constants from Vegard's law and the bulk modulus from linear concentration dependence were observed for the three alloys. Using the approach of Zunger and co-workers, the microscopic origins of band gap bowing have been detailed and explained. The disorder parameter (gap bowing) was found to be mainly caused by the chemical charge transfer effect. On the other hand, the thermodynamic stability of these alloys was investigated by calculating the excess enthalpy of mixing, ΔH(m), as well as the phase diagram. It was shown that all of these alloys are stable at low temperature. The calculated refractive indices and optical dielectric constants were found to vary nonlinearly with Ca composition.

  5. FP-LAPW methodology based theoretical investigation of structural, electronic and optical properties of MgxPb1-xS, MgxPb1-xSe and MgxPb1-xTe ternary alloys

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    Chattopadhyaya, Surya; Bhattacharjee, Rahul

    2017-01-01

    The structural, electronic and optical properties of MgxPb1-xS, MgxPb1-xSe and MgxPb1-xTe alloys for 0≤ x≤1 in their rock-salt (B1) crystallographic phase have been calculated using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method under the framework of density functional theory (DFT). Using the Wu-Cohen generalized-gradient approximation (WC-GGA) induced exchange-correlation potential scheme, the ground state structural parameters such as equilibrium lattice constants, bulk modulus and its pressure derivatives are calculated and deviations of the lattice constants from Vegard's law and the bulk modulus from linear concentration dependence have been observed for the alloys. Electronic band structures and density of states have been calculated using Tran-Blaha modified Becke-Johnsoexit3b2tex.batn (TB-mBJ) parameterization scheme to study the electronic properties of the binary compounds and their ternary alloys. Using the approach of Zunger and co-workers, the microscopic origins of band gap bowing have been discussed in term of volume deformation, charge exchange and structural relaxation. Optical properties of the binary compounds and their ternary alloys have been calculated in terms of their respective dielectric function, refractive index, reflectivity and optical conductivity. Few calculated results are compared with available experimental and other theoretical data.

  6. Refined Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Pb{sub 2}P{sub 2}Se{sub 6} for Hard Radiation Detectors.

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    Wang, Peng L.; Kostina, Svetlana S.; Meng, Fang; Kontsevoi, Oleg Y.; Liu, Zhifu; Chen, Pice; Peters, John A.; Hanson, Micah; He, Yihui; Chung, Duck Young; Freeman, Arthur J.; Wessels, Bruce W.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

    2016-09-01

    The refined synthesis and optimized crystal growth of high quality Pb2P2Se6 single crystals are reported. Improved experimental procedures were implemented to reduce the oxygen contamination and improve the stoichiometry of the single crystal samples. The impact of oxygen contamination and the nature of the stoichiometry deviation in the Pb2P2Se6 system were studied by first-principles density functional theory (DFT) electronic structure calculations as well as experimental methods. The DFT calculations indicated that the presence of interstitial oxygen atoms (O-int) leads to the formation of a deep level located near the middle of the gap, as well as a shallow acceptor level near the valence band maximum. In addition, total energy calculations of the heat of formation of Pb2P2Se6 suggest that the region of thermodynamic stability is sufficiently wide. By refining the preparative procedures, high quality Pb2P2Se6 single crystal samples were reproducibly obtained. These Pb2P2Se6 single crystals exhibited excellent optical transparency, electrical resistivity in the range of 10(11) Omega.cm, and a significant increase in photoconductivity. Infrared photoluminescence of the Pb2P2Se6 single crystals was observed over the temperature range of 15-75 K. Detectors fabricated from boules yielded a clear spectroscopic response to both Ag K alpha X-ray and Co-57 gamma-ray radiation. The electron and hole mobility lifetime product (mu tau) of the current Pb2P2Se6 detectors were estimated to be 3.1 x 10(-4) and 4.8 X 10(-5) cm(2)/V, respectively.

  7. Influence of complexing agent on the growth of chemically deposited Ni3Pb2S2 thin films

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    Ho Soonmin

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Ni3Pb2S2 thin films were prepared by chemical bath deposition method. Here, the objective of this research was to investigate the influence of complexing agent on the properties of films.These films were characterized using atomic force microscopy, UV-Visible spectro photometer and X-ray diffraction. It was found that, as the concentration of tartaric acid increased, film thickness increased, but, the band gap reduced. For the films prepared using 0.1M of tartaric acid, the films were uniform and completely covered the substrates.

  8. Preliminary tests for Salix sp. tolerance to heavy metals (Cd, Ni, Pb)

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    Corneanu, Mihaela; Hernea, Cornelia; Butnariu, Monica; Corneanu, Gabriel; Sărac, Ioan; Hollerbach, Wilhelm; Neţoiu, Constantin; Petcov, Andreea Adriana

    2014-05-01

    spectrometry). The analysis of variance proved the significant role of the genotype in all analyzed features. The percent of shooting was significant higher in Salix alba (81.90 - 96.26%) in comparison with Salix viminalis (50.43 - 62.67%). The best results for all treatment variants were registered in hybrid 892. Clone 202, hybrid 892 and Inger are sensitive to highest concentration of lead (450.0 ppm) and tolerant to all other treatment variants, while Gudrun is sensitive to Ni, but all the concentrations of Cd and Pb presented a stimulative effect on shoots development. The content of heavy metals in plant was also dependent by the organ (root or shoot) and by the genotype.

  9. Determinación de factores de enriquecimiento y geoacumulación de Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, y Zn en suelos de la cuenca alta del río Lerma

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    Pedro del Aguila Juárez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó el índice degeoacumulación regional (Igeo y el factor deenriquecimiento (EF en suelos irrigados de lacuenca alta del río Lerma, Estado de México.Se colectaron 55 muestras de suelo de cincolocalidades: Tlachaloya, Ixtlahuaca,Atlacomulco, Temascalcingo y Amealco. Laspropiedades químicas analizadas fueron pH,capacidad de intercambio catiónico, arcilla,materia orgánica, concentración de Cr, Cu, Cd,Ni, Zn, y Pb; así como el Igeo y FE. Los suelosse consideraron excelentes para su usoagrícola en cuanto a los valores de pH ymateria orgánica (MO. Las concentraciones demetales pesados se encontraron por debajo delos límites permisibles. De acuerdo con elfactor de enriquecimiento, el Pb se considerócomo un contaminante moderado con unorigen tanto geológico como antropogénico.El índice de geocumulación mostró que el Pby el Ni son los mayores contaminantes del suelo.

  10. Pb(Ni1/3Sb2/3O3-PbZrTiO3 Ceramic Sensors for Underwater Transducer Application

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    C. M. Lonkar

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Cymbal is a class-V flextensional transducer that consists of thickness poled ceramic disc sandwiched between the two metal end caps which acts as a mechanical transformer. Cymbal transducers were fabricated using piezoceramic discs of compositions Pb0.988(Zr0.52Ti0.48 0.976Nb0.024O3 (PZT type 5A and Pb0.98La0.02 (NiSb0.05[(Zr0.52 Ti0.480.995]0.95O3 (PNS-PZT. Piezoelectric and hydrostatic constants for PNS-PZT composition were on higher side. End capswere made up of brass sheet having thickness 0.5 mm. Underwater testing of the polyurethane moulded cymbal hydrophones were carried out in acoustic tank and compared. The resonance frequency for both the hydrophones was 10.1 kHz. PNS-PZT hydrophone shows higher sensitivity (-183.2 dB re 1V/μPa compared to PZT type 5A (-191.2 dB re 1V/μPa at resonance frequency. Directivity pattern observed for PNS-PZT is omni-directional near resonance frequency.Defence Science Journal, 2012, 62(4, pp.269-273, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.62.1718

  11. Evaluation of vermicompost as bioadsorbent substrate of Pb, Ni, V and Cr for waste waters remediation using Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence

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    Urdaneta, Cynthia; Parra, Lué-Merú Marcó; Matute, Saida; Garaboto, Mayantino Angel; Barros, Hayden; Vázquez, Cristina

    2008-12-01

    The use of vermicompost as adsorbent substrate for removing Pb, Ni, V and Cr from waste waters is proposed. In this work, after a preliminary physical and chemical characterization of the vermicompost, the optimal parameters for the heavy metal adsorption were obtained. A synthetic multielemental solution of Pb, Cr and Ni and a solution of NH 4VO 3 for vanadium were evaluated. The optimized parameters were pH, vermicompost mass to volume ratio, agitation time and particle size of the adsorbent. A batch system was employed for the assays. The elements were determined in the supernatant solution after filtration of the substrate. An optimal pH of 4.5 was found for ion removal. The agitation time slightly influences the adsorption of Pb and Cr, but it has a high influence on the Ni and V adsorption. The highest adsorption and removal of the metals was observed for a vermicompost mass of 2 g per 500 mL using a particle size between 75 to 841 µm for Pb, Cr and Ni, and 841 till 1192 µm for V. The mean removal percentage for each element is around 95% for Pb. Ni and Cr in the multielemental synthetic sample, demonstrating a high removal capacity of the substrate. For V it was found a removal efficiency of 50%.

  12. Evaluation of vermicompost as bioadsorbent substrate of Pb, Ni, V and Cr for waste waters remediation using Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence

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    Urdaneta, Cynthia [Universidad Experimental Politecnica, Dpto. Ingenieria Quimica, Barquisimeto (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Parra, Lue-Meru Marco [Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Decanato de Agronomia, Dpto. Quimica y Suelos, Modulo I, Tarabana, Cabudare, Edo. Lara. Venezuela (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)], E-mail: luemerumarco@yahoo.es; Matute, Saida [Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Decanato de Agronomia, Dpto. Quimica y Suelos, Modulo I, Tarabana, Cabudare, Edo. Lara. Venezuela (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Garaboto, Mayantino Angel [Universidad Experimental Politecnica, Dpto. Ingenieria Quimica, Barquisimeto (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Barros, Hayden [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dpto. Fisica, Lab-Fisica Nuclear, Edificio Fisica y Electronica I, Sartenejas, Baruta (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Vazquez, Cristina [Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Gerencia Quimica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499-1650-Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingenieria, Laboratorio de Sistemas Heterogeneos, Av. Paseo Colon 950, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2008-12-15

    The use of vermicompost as adsorbent substrate for removing Pb, Ni, V and Cr from waste waters is proposed. In this work, after a preliminary physical and chemical characterization of the vermicompost, the optimal parameters for the heavy metal adsorption were obtained. A synthetic multielemental solution of Pb, Cr and Ni and a solution of NH{sub 4}VO{sub 3} for vanadium were evaluated. The optimized parameters were pH, vermicompost mass to volume ratio, agitation time and particle size of the adsorbent. A batch system was employed for the assays. The elements were determined in the supernatant solution after filtration of the substrate. An optimal pH of 4.5 was found for ion removal. The agitation time slightly influences the adsorption of Pb and Cr, but it has a high influence on the Ni and V adsorption. The highest adsorption and removal of the metals was observed for a vermicompost mass of 2 g per 500 mL using a particle size between 75 to 841 {mu}m for Pb, Cr and Ni, and 841 till 1192 {mu}m for V. The mean removal percentage for each element is around 95% for Pb. Ni and Cr in the multielemental synthetic sample, demonstrating a high removal capacity of the substrate. For V it was found a removal efficiency of 50%.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles impregnated on apple pomace to enhanced adsorption of Pb(II), Cd(II), and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solution.

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    Chand, Piar; Pakade, Yogesh B

    2015-07-01

    Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were synthesized, characterized, and impregnated onto apple pomace surface (HANP@AP) for efficient removal of Pb(II), Cd(II), and Ni(II) ions from water. HANP@AP was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and surface area analysis. Batch sorption studies were carried out to investigate the influence of different parameters as amount of dose (g), pH, time (min), and initial concentration (mg L(-1)) on adsorption process. Experimental kinetic data followed pseudo-second-order model and equilibrium data well fitted to Langmuir adsorption model with maximum adsorption capacities of 303, 250, and 100 mg g(-1) for Pb(II), Cd(II), and Ni(II) ions, respectively. Competitive adsorption of Pb(II), Cd(II), and Ni(II) ions in presences of each other was studied to evaluate the removal efficiency of HANP@AP against multi metal-loaded water. HANP@AP was successfully applied to real industrial wastewater with 100 % removal of all three metal ions even at high concentration. HANP@AP could be recycled for four, four, and three cycles in case of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II), respectively. The study showed that HANP@AP is fast, cost effective, and environmental friendly adsorbent for removal of Pb(II), Cd(II), and Ni(II) ions from real industrial wastewater.

  14. Anthropogenic impacts in North Poland over the last 1300 years - A record of Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni and S in an ombrotrophic peat bog

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    De Vleeschouwer, Francois, E-mail: fdevleeschouwer@gmail.com [Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Department of Radioisotopes, GADAM Centre of Excellence, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice (Poland); Unite de Recherche Argiles, geochimie et Environnement sedimentaire, Geology, University of Liege, Allee du 6 Aout, B18, Sart Tilman, B-4000, Liege (Belgium); Fagel, Nathalie [Unite de Recherche Argiles, geochimie et Environnement sedimentaire, Geology, University of Liege, Allee du 6 Aout, B18, Sart Tilman, B-4000, Liege (Belgium); Cheburkin, Andriy [Institute of Environmental Geochemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 236 B-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Pazdur, Anna; Sikorski, Jaroslaw [Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Department of Radioisotopes, GADAM Centre of Excellence, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice (Poland); Mattielli, Nadine [Departement des Sciences de la Terre et de l' Environnement, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Renson, Virginie [Department of Geology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium); Fialkiewicz, Barbara [Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection from the University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland); Piotrowska, Natalia [Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, Department of Radioisotopes, GADAM Centre of Excellence, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice (Poland); Le Roux, Gael [Unite de Recherche Argiles, geochimie et Environnement sedimentaire, Geology, University of Liege, Allee du 6 Aout, B18, Sart Tilman, B-4000, Liege (Belgium)

    2009-10-15

    Lead pollution history over Northern Poland was reconstructed for the last ca. 1300 years using the elemental and Pb isotope geochemistry of a dated Polish peat bog. The data show that Polish Pb-Zn ores and coal were the main sources of Pb, other heavy metals and S over Northern Poland up until the industrial revolution. After review of the potential mobility of each element, most of the historical interpretation was based on Pb and Pb isotopes, the other chemical elements (Zn, Cu, Ni, S) being considered secondary indicators of pollution. During the last century, leaded gasoline also contributed to anthropogenic Pb pollution over Poland. Coal and Pb-Zn ores, however, remained important sources of pollution in Eastern European countries during the last 50 years, as demonstrated by a high {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb ratio (1.153) relative to that of Western Europe (ca. 1.10). The Pb data for the last century were also in good agreement with modelled Pb inventories over Poland and the Baltic region.

  15. Self-Assembled Coral-like Hierarchical Architecture Constructed by NiSe2 Nanocrystals with Comparable Hydrogen-Evolution Performance of Precious Platinum Catalyst.

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    Yu, Bo; Wang, Xinqiang; Qi, Fei; Zheng, Binjie; He, Jiarui; Lin, Jie; Zhang, Wanli; Li, Yanrong; Chen, Yuanfu

    2017-03-01

    For the first time, self-assembled coral-like hierarchical architecture constructed by NiSe2 nanocrystals has been synthesized via a facile one-pot DMF-solvothermal method. Compared with hydrothermally synthesized NiSe2 (H-NiSe2), the DMF-solvothermally synthesized nanocrystalline NiSe2 (DNC-NiSe2) exhibits superior performance of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER): it has a very low onset overpotential of ∼136 mV (vs RHE), a very high cathode current density of 40 mA/cm(2) at ∼200 mV (vs RHE), and an excellent long-term stability; most importantly, it delivers an ultrasmall Tafel slope of 29.4 mV dec(-1), which is the lowest ever reported for NiSe2-based catalysts, and even lower than that of precious platinum (Pt) catalyst (30.8 mV dec(-1)). The superior HER performance of DNC-NiSe2 is attributed to the unique self-assembled coral-like network, which is a benefit to form abundant active sites and facilitates the charge transportation due to the inherent high conductivity of NiSe2 nanocrystals. The DNC-NiSe2 is promising to be a viable alternative to precious metal catalysts for hydrogen evolution.

  16. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Nickel Diselenide NiSe2 from the Decomposition of Nickel Acetate, (CH3CO22Ni

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    Ming Yin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Solution processed NiSe2 nanorods were synthesized by a modified colloidal synthesis technique, by chemical reaction of TOPSe and nickel acetate at 150°C. The rods exist as an oleic acid ligand stabilized solution, with oleic acid acting as a capping group. Structural characterization by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy indicates that the particles are rod-like shaped crystals with a high and relatively constant aspect ratio (30 : 1. TEM shows that the width and the length of the nanorods are in the range 10–20 nm and 300–350 nm, respectively. XRD indicates that the nanorods are pure and well crystallized. The size of nanorods based on the Debye-Scherrer effect, was 150 nm, the average value of length and width. They display thermal stability over prolonged heating times (<100 hours at 150°C, for which the average particle size is roughly constant. After about 100 hours of heating time there is an onset and growth of micron sized cubes and concurrent decomposition of NiSe2 to Ni and NiSe at 150°C.

  17. Trajectory control of PbSe-γ-Fe2O3 nanoplatforms under viscous flow and an external magnetic field

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    Etgar, Lioz; Nakhmani, Arie; Tannenbaum, Allen; Lifshitz, Efrat; Tannenbaum, Rina

    2010-04-01

    The flow behavior of nanostructure clusters, consisting of chemically bonded PbSe quantum dots and magnetic γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles, has been investigated. The clusters are regarded as model nanoplatforms with multiple functionalities, where the γ-Fe2O3 magnets serve as transport vehicles, manipulated by an external magnetic field gradient, and the quantum dots act as fluorescence tags within an optical window in the near-infrared regime. The clusters' flow was characterized by visualizing their trajectories within a viscous fluid (mimicking a blood stream), using an optical imaging method, while the trajectory pictures were analyzed by a specially developed processing package. The trajectories were examined under various flow rates, viscosities and applied magnetic field strengths. The results revealed a control of the trajectories even at low magnetic fields (<1 T), validating the use of similar nanoplatforms as active targeting constituents in personalized medicine.

  18. Visible-active photocatalytic behaviors observed in nanostructured lead chalcogenides PbX (X = S, Se, Te)

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    Qiao, Li-Na; Wang, H.C.; Shen, Y.; Lin, Yuan-Hua, E-mail: linyh@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Nan, Ce-Wen [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2016-01-15

    Nanostructured lead chalcogenides (PbX, X = Te, Se, S) were prepared via a simple hydrothermal method. The powder samples were characterized by XRD, SEM, SAED and DRS. Phase composition and microstructure analysis indicate that these samples are pure lead chalcogenides phases and have similar morphologies. These lead chalcogenides display efficient absorption in the UV-visible light range. The photocatalytic properties of lead chalcogenides nanoparticles were evaluated by the photodegradation of Congo red under UV-visible light irradiation in air atmosphere. The Congo red solution can be efficiently degraded under visible light in the presence of lead chalcogenides nanoparticles. The photocatalytic activities of lead chalcogenides generally increase with increasing their band gaps and shows no appreciable loss after repeated cycles. Our results may be useful for developing new photocatalyst systems responsive to visible light among narrow band gap semiconductors.

  19. Trajectory control of PbSe-gamma-Fe2O3 nanoplatforms under viscous flow and an external magnetic field.

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    Etgar, Lioz; Nakhmani, Arie; Tannenbaum, Allen; Lifshitz, Efrat; Tannenbaum, Rina

    2010-04-30

    The flow behavior of nanostructure clusters, consisting of chemically bonded PbSe quantum dots and magnetic gamma-Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles, has been investigated. The clusters are regarded as model nanoplatforms with multiple functionalities, where the gamma-Fe(2)O(3) magnets serve as transport vehicles, manipulated by an external magnetic field gradient, and the quantum dots act as fluorescence tags within an optical window in the near-infrared regime. The clusters' flow was characterized by visualizing their trajectories within a viscous fluid (mimicking a blood stream), using an optical imaging method, while the trajectory pictures were analyzed by a specially developed processing package. The trajectories were examined under various flow rates, viscosities and applied magnetic field strengths. The results revealed a control of the trajectories even at low magnetic fields (<1 T), validating the use of similar nanoplatforms as active targeting constituents in personalized medicine.

  20. On the Dielectric Study of Se80- x Te20Pb x ( x = 0, 1 and 2) Glasses

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    Thakur, Anjali; Patial, Balbir Singh; Thakur, Nagesh

    2017-03-01

    In the present paper, the dielectric parameters such as the dielectric constant ɛ'( ω), dielectric loss ɛ″( ω) and alternating current (ac) conductivity have been investigated for bulk amorphous chalcogenide Se80- x Te20Pb x ( x = 0, 1 and 2) glasses in the frequency range 10 Hz to 500 kHz and within the temperature range from 300 K to 320 K. Dielectric constant ɛ'( ω) and dielectric loss ɛ″( ω) are found to be highly frequency ( ω) and temperature dependent, and this behavior is interpreted on the basis of Guintini's theory of dielectric dispersion. The ac conductivity ( σ ac) is found to be temperature independent and obey the power law ω s , where s composition dependence of the dielectric constant, dielectric loss and ac conductivity are also discussed and reported here.

  1. Visible-active photocatalytic behaviors observed in nanostructured lead chalcogenides PbX (X = S, Se, Te

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    Li-Na Qiao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured lead chalcogenides (PbX, X = Te, Se, S were prepared via a simple hydrothermal method. The powder samples were characterized by XRD, SEM, SAED and DRS. Phase composition and microstructure analysis indicate that these samples are pure lead chalcogenides phases and have similar morphologies. These lead chalcogenides display efficient absorption in the UV-visible light range. The photocatalytic properties of lead chalcogenides nanoparticles were evaluated by the photodegradation of Congo red under UV-visible light irradiation in air atmosphere. The Congo red solution can be efficiently degraded under visible light in the presence of lead chalcogenides nanoparticles. The photocatalytic activities of lead chalcogenides generally increase with increasing their band gaps and shows no appreciable loss after repeated cycles. Our results may be useful for developing new photocatalyst systems responsive to visible light among narrow band gap semiconductors.

  2. Investigation of light induced effect on density of states of Pb doped CdSe thin films

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    Kaur, Jagdish; Singh, Baljinder; Tripathi, S. K.

    2016-05-01

    Thin films of Pb doped CdSe are deposited on the glass substrates by thermal evaporation technique using inert gas condensation method. The prepared thin films are light soaked under vacuum of 2×10-3 mbar for two hour. The absorption coefficient in the sub-band gap region has been studied using Constant Photocurrent Method (CPM). The absorption coefficient in the sub-band gap region follows an exponential Urbach tail. The value of Urbach energy and number density of defect states have been calculated from the absorption coefficient in the sub-band gap region and found to increase after light soaking treatment. The energy distribution of the occupied density of states below Fermi level has been evaluated using derivative procedure of the absorption coefficient.

  3. Stability enhancement of PbSe quantum dots via post-synthetic ammonium chloride treatment for a high-performance infrared photodetector.

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    Fu, Chunjie; Wang, Haowei; Song, Taojian; Zhang, Li; Li, Weile; He, Bo; sulaman, Muhammad; Yang, Shengyi; Zou, Bingsuo

    2016-02-12

    Infrared (IR) emission lead selenide (PbSe) quantum dots (QDs) have gained considerable attention in the last decade due to their potential applications in optoelectronic devices. However, the comprehensive applications of PbSe QDs have not been realized yet due to their high susceptibility to oxidation in air. In this paper, we demonstrate the stability enhancement of PbSe colloidal QDs via a post-synthetic ammonium chloride treatment and its applications in a solution-processed high-performance IR photodetector with a field-effect transistor (FET) configuration by reversely fabricating the PbSe active layer and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) dielectric layer. The responsivity and the specific detectivity of the FET-based photodetector Au(source, drain)/PbSe(52 nm)/PMMA(930 nm)/Au(gate) reached 64.17 mA W(-1) and 5.08 × 10(10) Jones, respectively, under 980 nm laser illumination with an intensity of 0.1 mW cm(-2). Therefore, it provides a promising way to make a high-sensitivity near-IR/mid-IR photodetector.

  4. Stability enhancement of PbSe quantum dots via post-synthetic ammonium chloride treatment for a high-performance infrared photodetector

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    Fu, Chunjie; Wang, Haowei; Song, Taojian; Zhang, Li; Li, Weile; He, Bo; sulaman, Muhammad; Yang, Shengyi; Zou, Bingsuo

    2016-02-01

    Infrared (IR) emission lead selenide (PbSe) quantum dots (QDs) have gained considerable attention in the last decade due to their potential applications in optoelectronic devices. However, the comprehensive applications of PbSe QDs have not been realized yet due to their high susceptibility to oxidation in air. In this paper, we demonstrate the stability enhancement of PbSe colloidal QDs via a post-synthetic ammonium chloride treatment and its applications in a solution-processed high-performance IR photodetector with a field-effect transistor (FET) configuration by reversely fabricating the PbSe active layer and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) dielectric layer. The responsivity and the specific detectivity of the FET-based photodetector Au(source, drain)/PbSe(52 nm)/PMMA(930 nm)/Au(gate) reached 64.17 mA W-1 and 5.08 × 1010 Jones, respectively, under 980 nm laser illumination with an intensity of 0.1 mW cm-2. Therefore, it provides a promising way to make a high-sensitivity near-IR/mid-IR photodetector.

  5. Relation between magnetic and structural anisotropy in the Ni23Se12(PEt3)13 cluster compound

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    Narasimhan, L.R.; Palstra, T.T.M.; Tanzler, S.M.; Steigerwald, M.L.

    1995-01-01

    We have measured the magnetic properties of the cluster compound Ni23Se12(PEt3)13, where PEt3 is triethyl phosphine, by dc magnetization (1.5–300 K) and ac susceptibility (0.280–4 K). We observe a small, almost temperature-independent, magnetic moment of only ~2μB/cluster indicating the presence of

  6. Geochemistry And U-Pb Dating Of The Magmatism In Eastern Srednogorie Zone, SE Europe

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    Georgiev, S.; von Quadt, A.; Heinrich, C. A.; Peytcheva, I.

    2006-05-01

    In the Carpathian-Balkan segment of southeastern Europe a prominent magmatic belt of Upper Cretaceous calc-alkaline rocks extends from southern Romania through eastern Serbia and all across Bulgaria. This more than 1000 km belt is known as the ABTS (Apuseni-Banat-Timok-Srednogorie) magmatic and metallogenic belt and it hosts most of the major Cu-(Au) porphyry deposits in Europe. The formation of this belt is broadly related to the northwards subduction of former Tethyan Ocean beneath the European continental margin, but the complex regional geodynamic evolution remains not well understood. We present new geochemical and geochronological data for the Eastern Srednogorie zone - the easternmost parts of the ABTS belt that displays specific features in terms of tectonics, magmatism and metallogeny. Magmatism in this zone is the most voluminous, basic and K-rich, compared to the other parts of the ABTS belt. Mafic igneous rocks prevail in this zone with mostly intrusive varieties to the south and mostly volcanic rocks in the northern part. Across the belt from south to north a compositional change can be traced from tholeiitic, Ca-alkaline, high-K Ca-alkaline, shoshonitic to high-K transitional rocks. This is interpreted to represent different parts of the former island-arc system: from south to north the fore-arc, axial part and back- arc part. The absolute abundances and ratios of trace and REE elements are consistent with this petrochemical zonality. Trace element chondrite normalized patterns display a marked Nb-Ta trough. The REE elements patterns show light-REE enrichment and a relatively weak Eu anomaly. We conducted LA-ICPMS and high precision TIMS U-Pb dating of single zircon grains from different plutons in the southern intrusive part. The results show that the intrusive bodies crystallized during the Campanian in a relatively narrow time span: from 81 to 78 Ma, with the exception of one diorite (Monastery Heights) pluton dated at 86 Ma. Inherited concordant

  7. Spectroscopic evidence for temperature-dependent convergence of light- and heavy-hole valence bands of PbQ (Q = Te, Se, S)

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    Zhao, J.; Malliakas, C. D.; Wijayaratne, K.; Karlapati, V.; Appathurai, N.; Chung, D. Y.; Rosenkranz, S.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Chatterjee, U.

    2017-01-01

    We have conducted a temperature- dependent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) study of the electronic structures of PbTe, PbSe and PbS. Our ARPES data provide direct evidence for the light-hole upper valence bands (UVBs) and hitherto undetected heavy-hole lower valence bands (LVBs) in these materials. An unusual temperature-dependent relative movement between these bands leads to a monotonic decrease in the energy separation between their maxima with increasing temperature, which is known as band convergence and has long been believed to be the driving factor behind extraordinary thermoelectric performances of these compounds at elevated temperatures.

  8. Low-temperature approach to high-yield and reproducible syntheses of high-quality small-sized PbSe colloidal nanocrystals for photovoltaic applications.

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    Ouyang, Jianying; Schuurmans, Carl; Zhang, Yanguang; Nagelkerke, Robbert; Wu, Xiaohua; Kingston, David; Wang, Zhi Yuan; Wilkinson, Diana; Li, Chunsheng; Leek, Donald M; Tao, Ye; Yu, Kui

    2011-02-01

    Small-sized PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) were synthesized at low temperature such as 50-80 °C with high reaction yield (up to 100%), high quality, and high synthetic reproducibility, via a noninjection-based one-pot approach. These small-sized PbSe NCs with their first excitonic absorption in wavelength shorter than 1200 nm (corresponding to size colloidal PbSe NCs, also called quantum dots, are high-quality, in terms of narrow size distribution with a typical standard deviation of ∼7-9%, excellent optical properties with high quantum yield of ∼50-90% and small full width at half-maximum of ∼130-150 nm of their band-gap photoemission peaks, and high storage stability. Our synthetic design aimed at promotion of the formation of PbSe monomers for fast and sizable nucleation with the presence of a large number of nuclei at low temperature. For formation of the PbSe monomer, our low-temperature approach suggests the existence of two pathways of Pb-Se (route a) and Pb-P (route b) complexes. Either pathway may dominate, depending on the method used and its experimental conditions. Experimentally, a reducing/nucleation agent, diphenylphosphine, was added to enhance route b. The present study addresses two challenging issues in the NC community, the monomer formation mechanism and the reproducible syntheses of small-sized NCs with high yield and high quality and large-scale capability, bringing insight to the fundamental understanding of optimization of the NC yield and quality via control of the precursor complex reactivity and thus nucleation/growth. Such advances in colloidal science should, in turn, promote the development of next-generation low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells. Schottky-type solar cells using our PbSe NCs as the active material have achieved the highest power conversion efficiency of 2.82%, in comparison with the same type of solar cells using other PbSe NCs, under Air Mass 1.5 global (AM 1.5G) irradiation of 100 mW/cm(2).

  9. One-Pot Solvothermal in Situ Growth of 1D Single-Crystalline NiSe on Ni Foil as Efficient and Stable Transparent Conductive Oxide Free Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

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    Bao, Chao; Li, Faxin; Wang, Jiali; Sun, Panpan; Huang, Niu; Sun, Yihua; Fang, Liang; Wang, Lei; Sun, Xiaohua

    2016-12-07

    One-dimensional single-crystal nanostructural nickel selenides were successfully in situ grown on metal nickel foils by two simple one-step solvothermal methods, which formed NiSe/Ni counter electrodes (CEs) for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The nickel foil acted as the nickel source in the reaction process, a supporting substrate, and an electron transport "speedway". Electrochemical testing indicated that the top 1D single-crystal NiSe exhibited prominent electrocatalytic activity for I3(-) reduction. Due to the metallic conductivity of Ni substrate and the outstanding electrocatalytic activity of single-crystal NiSe, the DSSC based on a NiSe/Ni CE exhibited higher fill factor (FF) and larger short-circuit current density (Jsc) than the DSSC based on Pt/FTO CE. The corresponding power conversion efficiency (6.75%) outperformed that of the latter (6.18%). Moreover, the NiSe/Ni CEs also showed excellent electrochemical stability in the I(-)/I3(-) redox electrolyte. These findings indicated that single-crystal NiSe in situ grown on Ni substrate was a potential candidate to replace Pt/TCO as a cheap and highly efficient counter electrode of DSSC.

  10. Study of Au, Ni-(n)ZnSe Thin Film Schottky Barrier Junctions

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    Chaliha, Sumbit; Borah, Mothura Nath; Sarmah, P. C.; Rahman, A.

    2010-10-01

    Schottky barrier junctions of Al-doped n-type Zinc selenide (ZnSe) thin films of doping concentrations up to 9.7 × 1014 cm -3 have been fabricated with Au and Ni electrodes on glass substrates by sequential thermal evaporation. All of the junctions of different doping concentrations exhibited rectifying current-voltage characteristics with a non-saturating reverse current. From the current-voltage characteristics, the different junction parameters such as ideality factor, saturation current density, series resistance, etc., were measured. Both types of junctions were found to possess a high ideality factor and a high series resistance. The barrier heights of the junctions were measured from Richardson plots and found to be around 0.8 eV. The structures were found to exhibit a poor photovoltaic effect with a fill factor not greater than 0.4. The diode quality as well as the photovoltaic performance of the diodes were improved following a short heat treatment in vacuum.

  11. EVALUACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD DEL AIRE RESPECTO DE PARTÍCULAS SUSPENDIDAS TOTALES (PST) Y METALES PESADOS (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) EN LA CIUDAD DE HERMOSILLO, SONORA, MÉXICO, DURANTE UN PERIODO ANUAL

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    Martín Eusebio CRUZ CAMPAS; Agustín GÓMEZ ÁLVAREZ; Margarito QUINTERO NÚÑEZ; Jaime VARELA SALAZAR

    2013-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evaluó la calidad del aire para la ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, México, respecto de partículas suspendidas totales (PST) y metales pesados (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) durante el período junio de 2001 a mayo de 2002, en los sitios de monitoreo Centro (Mazón), Noreste (CESUES) y Noroeste (CBTIS). Los filtros muestra usados para ese propósito fueron proporcionados por el Programa de Evaluación y Mejoramiento de la Calidad del Aire (PEMCA) del Ayuntamiento de Hermosillo. El mu...

  12. pplication of Fractal Technique for Analysis of Geophysical - Geochemical Databases in Tekieh Pb-Zn Ore Deposit (SE of Arak

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    Full Text Available Introduction Tekieh Lead-Zinc ore deposit that is located in the Sanandaj-Sirjan structural zone has been recognized as one of the most important mineralized regions in Malayer-Isfahan metallogenic sub-state, south east of Arak (Momenzadeh and Ziseman, 1981. Carbonate host units have been developed along (or across the Vishan-Tekieh anticline as the main structure extended in NW-SE trends (Annells et al, 1985. According to geochemical investigations (Salehi, 2004, the element content of the mineralized regions has originated from Alpine post-volcanisms and subsequently it has migrated toward early Cretaceous formations (dolomitic limestones among several hypogenic stages (Torkashvand et a.2009. Also echelon type structures consisting of folded systems and inversed faulting of structures are the most common features in western and eastern parts of ore deposit regions (Annells et al, 1985. Syngenetic enrichments beside limited (rarely developed epigenetic mineralization have been known as two main phases which are closely relevant to ore forming processes in the massive lenses and vein type occurrences, respectively (Momenzadeh and Ziseman, 1981. Material and Methods In this research, two statistical techniques that consist of classical and fractal equations (Mandelbrot, 2005 were applied in geochemical (Torkashvand et al., 2009 and geophysical (Jafari, 2007 databases for obtaining the linear and nonlinear distributions of geochemical elements (Tekieh Pb-Zn content in association with resistivity variations and induction polarization measurements (Calagari, 2010. According to linear statistical techniques (Torkashvand et al., 2009, the main central parameters such as mean, median and mode in addition to variances and standard deviations as distribution tendencies could be used for obtaining the regression coefficients of the databases. However, in fractal statistics, a reliable regression between geoelectrical - geochemical anomalies should be

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

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

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

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

    2009-05-01

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

  15. First- and Second-Order Phase Transitions between the Uniform and FFLO Excitonic States in the Three-Chain Hubbard Model for Ta2NiSe5

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    Domon, Kaoru; Yamada, Takemi; Ōno, Yoshiaki

    2016-06-01

    We examine the free energy and the thermodynamic properties in the three-chain Hubbard model for Ta2NiSe5 to clarify the phase transitions between the uniform and the FFLO excitonic states which are expected to be observed in Ta2NiSe5 under high pressure.

  16. Engineering Band Structure via the Site Preference of Pb(2+) in the In(+) Site for Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of In6Se7.

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    Cui, Jiaolin; Cheng, Min; Wu, Wenchang; Du, Zhengliang; Chao, Yimin

    2016-09-01

    Although binary In-Se based alloys have in recent years gained interest as thermoelectric (TE) candidates, little attention has been paid to In6Se7-based compounds. Substituting Pb in In6Se7, preference for Pb(2+) in the In(+) site has been observed, allowing Fermi level (Fr) shift toward the conduction band, where the localized state conduction becomes dominant. Consequently, the Hall carrier concentration (nH) has been significantly enhanced with the highest nH value being about 2-3 orders of magnitude higher than that of the Pb-free sample. Meanwhile, the lattice thermal conductivity (κL) tends to be reduced as the nH value increases, owing to an increased phonon scattering on carriers. As a result, a significantly enhanced TE performance has been achieved with the highest TE figure of merit (ZT) of 0.4 at ∼850 K. This ZT value is 27 times that of intrinsic In6Se7 (ZT = 0.015 at 640 K), which proves a successful band structure engineering through site preference of Pb in In6Se7.

  17. Intermetallic compounds of the heaviest elements and their homologs: The electronic structure and bonding of MM', where M =Ge, Sn, Pb, and element 114, and M'=Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au, Sn, Pb, and element 114

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    Pershina, V.; Anton, J.; Fricke, B.

    2007-10-01

    Fully relativistic (four-component) density-functional theory calculations were performed for intermetallic dimers MM', where M =Ge, Sn, Pb, and element 114, and M'=group 10 elements (Ni, Pd, and Pt) and group 11 elements (Cu, Ag, and Au). PbM and 114M, where M are group 14 elements, were also considered. The results have shown that trends in spectroscopic properties—atomization energies De, vibrational frequencies ωe, and bond lengths Re, as a function of M', are similar for compounds of Ge, Sn, Pb, and element 114, except for De of PbNi and 114Ni. They were shown to be determined by trends in the energies and space distribution of the valence ns(M ') atomic orbitals (AOs). According to the results, element 114 should form the weakest bonding with Ni and Ag, while the strongest with Pt due to the largest involvement of the 5d(Pt) AOs. In turn, trends in the spectroscopic properties of MM' as a function of M were shown to be determined by the behavior of the np1/2(M ) AOs. Overall, De of the element 114 dimers are about 1eV smaller and Re are about 0.2a.u. larger than those of the corresponding Pb compounds. Such a decrease in bonding of the element 114 dimers is caused by the large SO splitting of the 7p orbitals and a decreasing contribution of the relativistically stabilized 7p1/2(114) AO. On the basis of the calculated De for the dimers, adsorption enthalpies of element 114 on the corresponding metal surfaces were estimated: They were shown to be about 100-150kJ/mol smaller than those of Pb.

  18. Converse magnetoelectric coupling in NiFe/Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}–PbTiO{sub 3} nanocomposite thin films grown on Si substrates

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    Feng, Ming [School of Materials Science and Engineering and State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Physics and Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Jilin Normal University, Siping 136000 (China); Hu, Jiamian; Wang, Jianjun; Li, Zheng; Shu, Li; Nan, C. W. [School of Materials Science and Engineering and State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2013-11-04

    Multiferroic NiFe (∼30 nm)/Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}–PbTiO{sub 3}(PMN–PT, ∼220 nm) bilayered thin films were grown on common Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2}/Si substrates by a combination of off-axis magnetron sputtering and sol-gel spin-coating technique. By using AC-mode magneto-optical Kerr effect technique, the change in the Kerr signal (magnetization) of the NiFe upon applying a low-frequency AC voltage to the PMN–PT film was in situ acquired at zero magnetic field. The obtained Kerr signal versus voltage loop essentially tracks the electromechanical strain curve of the PMN–PT thin film, clearly demonstrating a strain-mediated converse magnetoelectric coupling, i.e., voltage-modulated magnetization, in the NiFe/PMN–PT nanocomposite thin films.

  19. Synthesis, structural transformation, thermal stability, valence state, and magnetic and electronic properties of PbNiO3 with perovskite- and LiNbO3-type structures.

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    Inaguma, Yoshiyuki; Tanaka, Kie; Tsuchiya, Takeshi; Mori, Daisuke; Katsumata, Tetsuhiro; Ohba, Tomonori; Hiraki, Ko-ichi; Takahashi, Toshihiro; Saitoh, Hiroyuki

    2011-10-26

    We synthesized two high-pressure polymorphs PbNiO(3) with different structures, a perovskite-type and a LiNbO(3)-type structure, and investigated their formation behavior, detailed structure, structural transformation, thermal stability, valence state of cations, and magnetic and electronic properties. A perovskite-type PbNiO(3) synthesized at 800 °C under a pressure of 3 GPa crystallizes as an orthorhombic GdFeO(3)-type structure with a space group Pnma. The reaction under high pressure was monitored by an in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction experiment, which revealed that a perovskit-type phase was formed even at 400 °C under 3 GPa. The obtained perovskite-type phase irreversibly transforms to a LiNbO(3)-type phase with an acentric space group R3c by heat treatment at ambient pressure. The Rietveld structural refinement using synchrotron X-ray diffraction data and the XPS measurement for both the perovskite- and the LiNbO(3)-type phases reveal that both phases possess the valence state of Pb(4+)Ni(2+)O(3). Perovskite-type PbNiO(3) is the first example of the Pb(4+)M(2+)O(3) series, and the first example of the perovskite containing a tetravalent A-site cation without lone pair electrons. The magnetic susceptibility measurement shows that the perovskite- and LiNbO(3)-type PbNiO(3) undergo antiferromagnetic transition at 225 and 205 K, respectively. Both the perovskite- and LiNbO(3)-type phases exhibit semiconducting behavior.

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

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

  1. As, Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb pressurized liquid extraction with acetic acid from marine sediment and soil samples

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    Moreda-Pineiro, Jorge [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruna. Campus da Zapateira s/n. E-15071. A Coruna (Spain)]. E-mail: jmoreda@udc.es; Alonso-Rodriguez, Elia [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruna. Campus da Zapateira s/n. E-15071. A Coruna (Spain); Lopez-Mahia, Purificacion [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruna. Campus da Zapateira s/n. E-15071. A Coruna (Spain); University Institute of Environment, University of A Coruna, Pazo de Longora, Lians, E-15179. Oleiros (Spain); Muniategui-Lorenzo, Soledad [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruna. Campus da Zapateira s/n. E-15071. A Coruna (Spain); Prada-Rodriguez, Dario [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruna. Campus da Zapateira s/n. E-15071. A Coruna (Spain); University Institute of Environment, University of A Coruna, Pazo de Longora, Lians, E-15179. Oleiros (Spain); Moreda-Pineiro, Antonio [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Avenida das Ciencias, s/n. E-15782, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Bermejo-Barrera, Adela [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Avenida das Ciencias, s/n. E-15782, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Bermejo-Barrera, Pilar [Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Avenida das Ciencias, s/n. E-15782, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

    2006-12-15

    Rapid leaching procedures by Pressurized Liquid Extraction (PLE) have been developed for As, Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb leaching from environmental matrices (marine sediment and soil samples). The Pressurized Liquid Extraction is completed after 16 min. The released elements by acetic acid Pressurized Liquid Extraction have been evaluated by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. The optimum multi-element leaching conditions when using 5.0 ml stainless steel extraction cells, were: acetic acid concentration 8.0 M, extraction temperature 100 deg. C, pressure 1500 psi, static time 5 min, flush solvent 60%, two extraction steps and 0.50 g of diatomaceous earth as dispersing agent (diatomaceous earth mass/sample mass ratio of 2). Results have showed that high acetic acid concentrations and high extraction temperatures increase the metal leaching efficiency. Limits of detection (between 0.12 and 0.5 {mu}g g{sup -1}) and repeatability of the over-all procedure (around 6.0%) were assessed. Finally, accuracy was studied by analyzing PACS-2 (marine sediment), GBW-07409 (soil), IRANT-12-1-07 (cambisol soil) and IRANT-12-1-08 (luvisol soil) certified reference materials (CRMs). These certified reference materials offer certified concentrations ranges between 2.9 and 26.2 {mu}g g{sup -1} for As, from 0.068 to 2.85 {mu}g g{sup -1} for Cd, between 26.4 and 90.7 {mu}g g{sup -1} for Cr, from 9.3 to 40.0 {mu}g g{sup -1} for Ni and between 16.3 and 183.0 {mu}g g{sup -1} for Pb. Recoveries after analysis were between 95.7 and 105.1% for As, 96.2% for Cd, 95.2 and 100.6% for Cr, 95.7 and 103% for Ni and 94.2 and 105.5% for Pb.

  2. Effect of Na, Ca and pH on simultaneous uptake of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in the water flea Daphnia magna measured using stable isotopes.

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    Komjarova, I; Blust, R

    2009-08-31

    The present study investigates the effects of Na(+), Ca(2+) and pH on the kinetics of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn uptake in Daphnia magna at low exposure concentrations measured using a stable isotope technique. Using experimental data the uptake rate constants were calculated for each metal individually on the basis of total metal concentrations. The copper uptake was not significantly affected by variations in chemical composition of the test medium. Calcium had a suppressing effect on the uptake of Cd, Ni, Pb and Zn. Specifically, Cd and Ni uptake rate constants decreased with increases in calcium concentrations from 0.1 to 2.5mM. The uptake of Zn and Pb was significantly suppressed only at 2.5mM Ca. The effect of sodium was less clear. There was no effect of varying sodium concentrations on the Ni uptake rate constants. Cd and Pb showed an increase in uptake rate constants at elevated sodium concentrations (2-8mM Na(+) for Cd and 8mM Na(+) for Pb). A bell-shaped response on increasing Na(+) concentrations was observed for Zn with a maximum value of uptake rate constant at the middle value (2mM Na(+)). Variation in pH of the medium affected Cd, Ni and Zn uptake processes. When Daphnia were exposed to acidic conditions (pH 6), the Cd and Ni uptake rate constants were the highest, while similarly low values were observed at neutral and basic conditions. In contrast, the uptake rates of Zn were linearly increasing with increasing pH of the medium.

  3. New layered-type quaternary chalcogenides, Tl2PbMQ4 (M = Zr, Hf; Q = S, Se): structure, electronic structure, and electrical transport properties.

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    Sankar, Cheriyedath Raj; Assoud, Abdeljalil; Kleinke, Holger

    2013-12-16

    We have synthesized and characterized new thallium chalcogenides of the general formula Tl2PbMQ4 (M = Zr, Hf; Q = S, Se) from the constituent elements via high-temperature reaction conditions. These sulfides and selenides crystallize in the monoclinic crystal system (space group C2/c). The unit cell parameters refined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data for Tl2PbZrS4 are a = 15.455(4) Å, b = 8.214(2) Å, c = 6.751(2) Å, β = 109.093(3)°, and V = 809.9(4) Å(3), with Z = 4. No corresponding tellurides were obtained from similar reaction conditions. The isostructural quaternary chalcogenides form a layered structure, composed of alternating metal and chalcogen layers. The latter are packed along the a axis as in the face-centered cubic packing (ABC), while the metal layers alternate between Tl layers and mixed Pb/Zr layers. All metal atoms are located in differently distorted Q6 octahedra, with the TlQ6 polyhedra being the least regular ones. Density functional theory based electronic structure calculations with inclusion of relativistic spin-orbit interactions predict (indirect) energy band gaps of 0.66 and 0.33 eV for Tl2PbZrS4 and Tl2PbHfSe4, respectively. Optical spectroscopy revealed significantly larger (direct) band gaps of 1.2 and 1.6 eV. The semiconducting character is in agreement with the charge-balanced formula (Tl(+))2Pb(2+)M(4+)(Q(2-))4. The electrical transport properties also show the semiconducting nature of these materials. For Tl2PbHfSe4, the Seebeck coefficient increases from +190 μV K(-1) at room temperature to +420 μV K(-1) at 520 K.

  4. Improved photovoltaic performance of CdSe/CdS/PbS quantum dot sensitized ZnO nanorod array solar cell

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    Justin Raj, C.; Karthick, S. N.; Park, Songyi; Hemalatha, K. V.; Kim, Soo-Kyoung; Prabakar, K.; Kim, Hee-Je

    2014-02-01

    Single crystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod array has been used for the fabrication of CdSe/CdS/PbS/ZnO quantum dot sensitized solar cell (QDSSC). The ZnO nanorod array photoanodes are sensitized with consecutive layer of PbS, CdS and CdSe quantum dots by employing simple successive ion layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) and chemical bath deposition (CBD) techniques. The performances of the QDSSCs are examined in detail using polysulfide electrolyte with copper sulfide (CuS) counter electrode. The combination of two successive layers of PbS with CdSe/CdS/ZnO shows an improved short circuit current density (12.223 mA cm-2) with a maximum power to conversion efficiency of 2.352% under 1 sun illumination. This enhancement is mainly attributed due to the better light harvesting ability of the PbS quantum dots and make large accumulation of photo-injected electrons in the conduction band of ZnO, and CdSe/CdS layers lower the recombination of photo-injected electrons with the electrolyte, these are well evidenced with the photovoltaic studies and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

  5. Infrared reflection spectra of the films of topological insulator Pb1-xSnxSe on the substrates ZnTe/GaAs

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    Novikova N.N.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Infrared reflectivity spectra of the 700 nm thick topological insulator Pb1-xSnxSe films grown by the molecular beam epitaxy technique on ZnTe/GaAs substrates were studied. Using dispersion analysis of reflectivity spectra plasmon and phonon parameters for the samples under study were obtained.

  6. EXCITATION OF GIANT-RESONANCES IN PB-208, SN-120, ZR-90 AND NI-60 BY 84 MEV/NUCLEON O-17 IONS

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    NETO, RL; ROUSSELCHOMAZ, P; ROCHAIS, L; ALAMANOS, N; AUGER, F; GASTEBOIS, J; GILLIBERT, A; LACEY, R; MICZAIKA, A; PIERROUTSAKOU, D; BARRETTE, J; MARK, SK; TURCOTTE, R; BLUMENFELD, Y; FRASCARIA, N; GARRON, JP; ROYNETTE, JC; SCARPACI, JA; SUOMIJARVI, T; VANDERWOUDE, A; VANDENBERG, AM

    1993-01-01

    Elastic and inelastic scattering of 1435 MeV 170 ions on Pb-208, Sn-120, Zr-90 and Ni-60 have been measured. Hindrance in the excitation of the first 3- states is observed. Parameters of the isoscalar giant monopole and quadrupole resonances are obtained. The quadrupole resonance exhausts approximat

  7. Determination of Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn by ICP-OES in mushroom samples from Sakarya, Turkey

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    Esra Altıntığ

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Russula cyanoxantha, Russula delica, Lactarius salmonicolor, Lactarius deliciosus, Pleurotus eryngii, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus bisporus, Suillus luteus, Pleurotus spp and Boletus edulis were collected from Sakarya-Turkey respectively. Also canned food in the form of the Pleurotus eryngii, Pleurotus ostreatus, and Lactarius salmonicolor mushrooms were used for the examination. Trace metal concentrations found in these mushrooms were determined inductively using coupled plasma optic emission spectrometry microwave processes. The results were obtained for (Cr 0.3-26.65, (Cu 17.38-132.75, (Fe 26.3-225.40, (Ni 2.57-39.28, (Pb 11.52-185.20, and (Zn 22.86-126.84 mg/kg. The accuracy of the method was checked by the standard reference material; tea leaves (INCY-TL-1 and tomato leaves (1573a.

  8. The contents of heavy metals (cd, cr, as, pb, ni, and sn) in the selected commercial yam powder products in South Korea.

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    Shin, Mee-Young; Cho, Young-Eun; Park, Chana; Sohn, Ho-Yong; Lim, Jae-Hwan; Kwun, In-Sook

    2013-12-01

    Yam (Dioscorea) has long been used as foods and folk medicine with the approved positive effects for health promotion. Although consumption of yam products is increasing for health promotion, reports for the metal contamination in commercial yam powder products to protect the consumers are lacking. In this study, we aimed to assess whether the commercial yam powder products were heavy metal contaminated or not using the yam products from six commercial products from various places in South Korea. The contents of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, As, Pb, Ni, and Sn) in yam powder products were measured and compared to national and international food standard levels. Also, the metal contamination was monitored during the food manufacturing steps. The study results showed that the contents of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, As, and Pb) in yam powder products are similar to those in national 'roots and tubers' as well as in various crops. In comparison to three international standard levels (EU, Codex and Korea), Cd content in yam powder products was lower but Pb content was 5 times higher. Also, Pb, Ni, and Sn may have the potential to be contaminated during food manufacturing steps. In conclusion, the level of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, As, Ni, and Sn) except Pb is considered relatively safe on comparison to national and international food standard levels.

  9. Comparing the anomalous phonons in Fe(Te,Se) and (Fe,Ni)(Te,Se) via neutron scattering

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    Schneeloch, John; Xu, Zhijun; Gu, Genda; Zaliznyak, Igor; Winn, Barry; Rodriguez-Rivera, Jose; Birgeneau, Robert; Xu, Guangyong; Tranquada, John

    We studied the anomalous acoustic-type phonons in the Fe(Te,Se) iron-based superconductor family that arise from the (100) Bragg peak, which is forbidden according to the reported crystal structure for these materials. Inelastic neutron scattering was performed on superconducting and non-superconducting crystals of various compositions. The (100) phonons were much weaker in a non-superconducting nickel-doped crystal than in a superconducting crystal with similar selenium fraction, but comparison with another non-superconducting crystal suggests the difference is not simply related to superconductivity. This composition dependence was observed for both transverse and longitudinal phonons. The temperature dependences of the (100) phonons resembled those of conventional phonons. We will discuss these results and possible explanations for the relation between composition and lattice dynamics in this system.

  10. Charge-density-wave formation in Ta2NiSe7 studied by scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Dai, Zhenxi; Slough, C. G.; McNairy, W. W.; Coleman, R. V.

    1992-09-01

    Scanning tunneling microscope images of Ta2NiSe7 taken at 77 and 4.2 K show a complex electronic rearrangment occurring below the charge-density-wave (CDW) onset temperature of 52.5 K. A large energy gap of 41.0+/-3.0 meV is observed and a CDW amplitude modulation of wavelength ~2b0 is detected. The electronic transfer between chains appears to drive the CDW formation.

  11. 集成电路芯片温度依赖的PbSe量子点PL光谱研究%Study of PL Spectra of PbSe Quantum Dots for IC Chip Temperature Dependence

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    王鹤林; 张宇; 刘文闫; 王国光; 张铁强

    2015-01-01

    制备了3.6,5.1和6.0 nm三种尺寸的胶体PbSe量子点,并对其光学特性进行实验研究。在室温条件下,实验发现小尺寸胶体PbSe量子点的光致发光光谱随温度升高发生红移;大尺寸胶体PbSe量子点的光致发光光谱随温度升高发生蓝移。以PbSe量子点温度依赖的光致发光光谱特性为基础,提出一种新型的集成电路芯片温度检测方法。这种新型的温度检测方法是将胶体PbSe量子点沉积在集成电路板表面,使用激光器发射出平行激光束,使芯片表面的胶体PbSe量子点层光致发光,通过红外光谱仪接收光致发光光谱,实现温度的检测;利用图像采集系统对芯片表面特定微小区域成像,实现微米尺度区域的温度检测。实验结果表明,测量精度为±3℃,其相对误差不大于5%。%Colloidal PbSe QDs were prepared with the particle size of 3.6 ,5.1 and 6.0 nm ,and the temperature-dependent opti-cal properties of colloidal PbSe QDs were investigated .At the room temperature ,the experiment showed that there is red shift with increasing temperature;photoluminescence spectra of large size colloidal PbSe QDs is blue shifted with increasing tempera-ture .Proposed a temperature detection method of integrated circuit was proposed based on photoluminescence spectra of colloidal PbSe QDs .The method for temperature detection includes colloidal PbSe quantum dots deposited on the surface of the printed circuit board ,colloidal PbSe quantum dots of the surface are excited by the laser and infrared spectrometer receives photolumi-nescence spectra .Image acquisition system used for micron scale areas of temperature detection collects a tiny and specific areas imaging in the surface of chip .Experiments showed that the measurement accuracy is ± 3 ℃ and the relative error is less than 5% .

  12. Unreported Emission Lines of Rb, Ce, La, Sr, Y, Zr, Pb and Se Detected Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

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    Lepore, K. H.; Mackie, J.; Dyar, M. D.; Fassett, C. I.

    2017-01-01

    Information on emission lines for major and minor elements is readily available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the Atomic Spectra Database. However, tabulated emission lines are scarce for some minor elements and the wavelength ranges presented on the NIST database are limited to those included in existing studies. Previous work concerning minor element calibration curves measured using laser-induced break-down spectroscopy found evidence of Zn emission lines that were not documented on the NIST database. In this study, rock powders were doped with Rb, Ce, La, Sr, Y, Zr, Pb and Se in concentrations ranging from 10 percent to 10 parts per million. The difference between normalized spectra collected on samples containing 10 percent dopant and those containing only 10 parts per million were used to identify all emission lines that can be detected using LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) in a ChemCam-like configuration at the Mount Holyoke College LIBS facility. These emission spectra provide evidence of many previously undocumented emission lines for the elements measured here.

  13. Evaluation of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb in selected cosmetic products from Jordanian, Sudanese, and Syrian markets.

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    Massadeh, A M; El-Khateeb, M Y; Ibrahim, S M

    2017-08-01

    There is no sufficient data that evaluate heavy metal content in cosmetic products in Jordan as well as Sudan and Syria. This study aims to assess metal levels which include Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), and Lead (Pb) in cosmetic products. These elements have draft limits because they are identified as potential impurities and are known to be toxic. This study aims to provide information to the population that may be beneficial to public health. Samples were collected from different brands obtained from markets in Jordan, Sudan, and Syria. Some of the selected cosmetic products were eyeliner, eye pencil, mascara, lipstick, powder, face cream, body cream, sun block, Vaseline, and the traditional eye cosmetic (kohl). The heavy metal content in these samples were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). Based on analysis of variance analysis, a significant difference in heavy metal levels was found for samples obtained from Jordanian and Sudanese markets. The acid digestion method used in this study was based on procedures recommended by Nnorom et al. with some modifications as follows. (i) A weight of 2.0 g of cosmetic sample was dissolved in a mixture of 6 mL of high quality concentrated 69% nitric acid (HNO3; Merck, Darmstadt, Germany) and 4 mL of concentrated 37% hydrochloric acid (Scharlau, Spain) in a porcelain crucible and heated on a hotplate to near dryness. (ii) An aliquot of 15 mL HNO3 (1.00 M) was added to the digested sample and filtered through a Whatman No. 40 filter paper. (iii) The digested sample was transferred quantitatively into a 25 mL volumetric flask and then diluted with deionized water. (iv) Each digested sample was evaporated at 70 °C to about 1 mL and transferred into a polyethylene flask and diluted with 25 mL deionized water. (v) Blank was treated in the same procedure. In Jordan the concentration ranges of heavy metals in the collected samples were: Cd (0.03-0.10 μg/g), Cr (0.0-1.00

  14. Certification of the contents (mass fractions) of Cd, Pb, Se, Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn in wholemeal flour and lyophilized brown bread reference materials. Wholemeal flour - CRM no. 189; brown bread - CRM no. 191

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    Wagstaffe, P.J.; Griepink, B.; Muntau, H.; Schramel, P.

    1987-01-01

    The report describes the preparation and certification of a wholemeal flour (CRM 189) and a lyophilised brown breas (CRM 191) for their contents (mass fractions) of elements of toxicological and nutritional importance: Cd, Pb, Se, Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn. Indicative values are also given for As, Ca, Cl, Cr, Hg, Mg, Na, Ni, P and K. Details are given of a preliminary intercomparison of methods for these elements in a wholemeal flour sample, homogeneity and stability studies on the two reference materials and the results and evaluation of the certification exercise which involved 21 European Laboratories. Summaries of the certification methods are also presented. The report concludes with a discussion of the most common sources of error in determining the elements of interest and the steps to be taken to control them. With 7 figs., 28 tabs.

  15. Direct selenylation of mixed Ni/Fe metal-organic frameworks to NiFe-Se/C nanorods for overall water splitting

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    Xu, Bo; Yang, He; Yuan, Lincheng; Sun, Yiqiang; Chen, Zhiming; Li, Cuncheng

    2017-10-01

    Development of low-cost, highly active bifunctional catalyst for efficient overall water splitting based on earth-abundant metals is still a great challenging task. In this work, we report a NiFe-Se/C composite nanorod as efficient non-precious-metal electrochemical catalyst derived from direct selenylation of a mixed Ni/Fe metal-organic framework. The as-obtained catalyst requires low overpotential to drive 10 mA cm-2 for HER (160 mV) and OER (240 mV) in 1.0 M KOH, respectively, and its catalytic activity is maintained for at least 20 h. Moreover, water electrolysis using this catalyst achieves high water splitting current density of 10 mA cm-2 at cell voltage of 1.68 V.

  16. Cuando los niños se van: aproximación humanizada al niño en la fase terminal Humanized approach to terminally - ill children

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    Tiberio Alvarez Echeverri

    1992-01-01

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    En el presente artículo se Identifican algunos aspectos históricos, culturales y sociales relacionados con la muerte del niño; se explican los diferentes procesos que se dan en quienes sufren una enfermedad Incurable y van hacia la muerte; se discute la estrategia de manejo del peque fío paciente y la ayuda a los padres, hermanos y familiares afligidos. Finalmente, se dan pautas generales para motivar a los profesionales de la salud, a los maestros ya los padres de familia a que dediquen tiempo y estudio a comprender el proceso de fallecimiento del niño ya lograr la ayuda humanitaria que requiere en la fase terminal.

    Several historic cultural and social aspects related to children’s death are identified in this article. The different processes that take place in the person with an irreversible disease are explained. Strategies are discussed for the management of the small patient and for providing help and support to the afflicted parents sibling and other relatives. General guidelines are proposed to motivate parents and teachers to devote time and study to comprehend the process of a child’s death and to give the humanitarian aid requested in the terminal phase.

  17. Synthesis and application of Pb-MCM-41/ZnNiO2 as a novel mesoporous nanocomposite adsorbent for the decontamination of chloroethyl phenyl sulfide (CEPS)

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    Sadeghi, Meysam; Yekta, Sina; Ghaedi, Hamed

    2017-04-01

    In the current research, MCM-41 was successfully prepared by the sol-gel method and lead ions (Pb2+) were loaded in the synthesized MCM-41 mesoporous structure to prepare Pb-MCM-41. The ZnO-NiO nanoparticles (ZnNiO2 NPs) as a type of bimetallic oxides were then dispersed and deposited on the surface of Pb-MCM-41 through indirect method to gain the final Pb-MCM-41/ZnNiO2 nanocomposite adsorbent. The characterization study of samples carried out by SEM-EDAX, AFM, XRD and FTIR techniques. Pb-MCM-41/ZnNiO2 nanocomposite as a destructive adsorbent has been proposed for the first time for the decontamination process of chloroethyl phenyl sulfide (CEPS), a mimic of bis(chloroethyl) sulfide (i.e. sulfur mustard), and were confirmed using GC-FID, GC-MS and FTIR instruments. Besides, the effect of different experimental parameters including contact time, catalyst dose and initial concentration of CEPS on the decontamination efficiency of this agent simulant were also perused. The GC-FID analysis results verified that the maximum decontamination of CEPS was more than 90% yield. The parameters such as: contact time (240 min), adsorbent dose (0.4 g/L), and initial concentration (10 mg/L) were investigated and considered as optimized conditions for the noted reaction. Moreover, the reaction kinetic information was surveyed by employing first order model. The values of the rate constant (k) and half-life (t1/2) were determined as 0.0128 min-1 and 54.1406 min, and 0.0012 min-1 and 577.5 min for CEPS and its hydrolysis/elimination products, respectively. Data demonstrates the role of the hydrolysis and elimination products, i.e. hydroxy ethyl phenyl sulfide (HEPS) and phenyl vinyl sulfide (PVS) in the reaction of CEPS with Pb-MCM-41/ZnNiO2 nanocomposite and GC-MS analysis was exerted to identify and quantify simulant destruction products. It was clarified that Pb-MCM-41/ZnNiO2 nanocomposite gains a high capacity and potential for the effective decontamination of CEPS.

  18. Epitaxial Growth of Large-Grain NiSe Films by Solid-State Reaction for High-Responsivity Photodetector Arrays.

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    Cai, Caoyuan; Ma, Yang; Jeon, Jaeho; Huang, Fan; Jia, Feixiang; Lai, Shen; Xu, Zhihao; Wu, Congjun; Zhao, Ruiqi; Hao, Yufeng; Chen, Yiqing; Lee, Sungjoo; Wang, Min

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    Film-based photodetectors have shown superiority for the fabrication of photodetector arrays, which are desired for integrating photodetectors into sensing and imaging systems, such as image sensors. But they usually possess a low responsivity due to low carrier mobility of the film consisting of nanocrystals. Large-grain semiconductor films are expected to fabricate superior-responsivity photodetector arrays. However, the growth of large-grain semiconductor films, normally with a nonlayer structure, is still challenging. Herein, this study introduces a solid-state reaction method, in which the growth rate is supposed to be limited by diffusion and reaction rate, for interface-confined epitaxial growth of nonlayer structured NiSe films with grain size up to micrometer scale on Ni foil. Meanwhile, patterned growth of NiSe films allows the fabrication of NiSe film based photodetector arrays. More importantly, the fabricated photodetector based on as-grown high-quality NiSe films shows a responsivity of 150 A W(-1) in contrast to the value of 0.009 A W(-1) from the photodetector based on as-deposited NiSe film consisting of nanocrystals, indicating a huge responsivity-enhancement up to four orders of magnitude. It is ascribed to the enhanced charge carrier mobility in as-grown NiSe films by dramatically decreasing the amount of grain boundary leading to scattering of charge carrier. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Contamination assessment of heavy metals in the soils around Khouzestan Steel Company (KSC (Ni, Mn, Pb, Fe, Zn, Cr

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    Full Text Available Introduction Soil plays a vital role in human life as the very survival of mankind is tied to the preservation of soil productivity (Kabata- Pendies and Mukherjee, 2007. The purpose of this study is the assessment of heavy metal contamination (Zn, Mn, Pb, Fe, Ni, Cr of the soil around the Khuzestan Steel Complex. Materials and methods For this purpose, 13 surface soil samples (0-10 cm were taken. Also a control sample was taken from an area away from the steel complex. The coordinates of each point were recorded by Global Positioning System (GPS. The samples were transferred to the laboratory and then were air dried at room temperature for 72 hours. Then they were sieved through a 2mm sieve for determining physical and chemical parameters (soil texture, pH, OC, and a 63-micron sieve for measurement of heavy metal concentration. pH was measured using a calibrated pH meter at a 2: 1 mixture (soil: water, and soil texture was determined using a hydrometer. The amount of organic matter was measured using the Valkey black method (Chopin and Alloway, 2007. After preparation of the samples in the laboratory, the samples were analyzed using the ICP-OES method to assess concentration of heavy metals. Measurement of heavy metals concentration was carried out at the Zar azma laboratory in Tehran. To ensure the accuracy of the analysis of soil samples, replicate samples were also sent to the laboratory. In order to assess the heavy metal pollution in the soil samples, different indices including contamination factor (CF, contamination degree (Cd, anthropogenic enrichment percent (An%, and saturation degree of metals (SDM were calculated. Discussion In addition, the mean concentrations of heavy metals in soil samples were compared to the concentration of these metals in Control Sample and unpolluted soil standard. Measurement of soil pH showed that the soil has a tendency to alkalinity. Also, soil texture is sandy loam (Moyes, 2011. The results showed that

  20. Co-Cu-Zn-Pb-Ni-Cl-H2O体系的热力学分析%Thermodynamic Analysis of Co-Cu-Zn-Pb-Ni-Cl-H2O System

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    郭万根; 石玉臣; 王含渊; 张吉贵; 黄蕴成; 许新启

    2011-01-01

    根据配位化学热力学平衡原理,通过热力学平衡计算绘制出了298.15 K时钴电解液体系中5种金属离子(Co2+、Cu2+、Zn2+、pb2+、Ni2+)及其配离子的c-lg c[Cl]r图和c-pH图.热力学计算显示,pH为2.5时钴电解液中铅、锌主要以配合阴离子形式存在,钴、铜、镍主要以阳离子形式存在,可以采用阴离子树脂交换法将微量铅、锌与钴、铜、镍有效分离.对所绘的热力学平衡图分析表明,高浓度氯离子有利于与金属形成配合离子,提高铅锌的配合阴离子含量,有利于阴离子树脂交换除铅、锌.%c-lg c[cl]T and c-pH diagrams for complex ions(Co2+ ,Cu2+ ,Zn2+ ,Pb2+ ,Ni2+ ) at 298.15 K were drawn respectively based on the thermodynamic equilibrium principle of complex chemistry. The results show that in cobalt electrolysis solution, the occurrence states of cobalt, copper and nickel are free ions and complex cations at pH 2. 5, while the lead and zinc exist as complex anions which can be removed by anion exchange resin. In addition, the amount of complex anions of lead and zinc are increased with the improving of Cl- concentration, which is beneficial to the removing process of lead and zinc.

  1. Nanoscale study by piezoresponse force microscopy of relaxor 0.7Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.3PbTiO(3) and 0.9Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.1PbTiO(3) thin films grown on platinum and LaNiO3 electrodes

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    Detalle, M.; Ferri, A.; Da Costa, A.; Desfeux, R.; Soyer, C.; Remiens, D.

    2010-01-01

    Relaxor 0.7Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.3PbTiO(3) (70/30 PMN-PT) and 0.9Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.1PbTiO(3) (90/10 PMN-PT) thin films have been grown by RF-sputtering on platinum (Pt) and lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3) bottom electrodes. For both electrodes, macroscopic measurements evidence lower coercive fields, r

  2. Fast emulsion-based method for simultaneous determination of Co, Cu, Pb and Se in crude oil, gasoline and diesel by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry.

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    Luz, Maciel S; Nascimento, Angerson N; Oliveira, Pedro V

    2013-10-15

    A method for the simultaneous determination of Co, Cu, Pb and Se in crude oil, gasoline and diesel samples using emulsion-based sampling and GF AAS is proposed. 400mg of sample was weighted in volumetric flask following the sequential addition of 125 µL of hexane and 7.5 mL of Triton X-100(®) (20% mv(-1)). Subsequently, the mixture was stirred in ultrasonic bath, during 30 min, before dilution to 25 mL with deionized water. Aliquots of 20 μL of reference solution or sample emulsion were co-injected into the graphite tube with 10 μL of 2 g L(-1) Pd(NO3)2. The pyrolysis and atomization temperatures were 1300°C and 2250°C, respectively. The limits of detection (n=10, 3σ) and characteristic masses were 0.02 μg g(-1) (0.32 μg L(-1)) and 18 pg for Co, 0.03 μg g(-1) (0.48 μg L(-1)) and 15 pg for Cu, 0.04 μg g(-1) (0.64 μg L(-1)) and 48 pg for Pb, and 0.11 μg g(-1) (1.76 μg L(-1)) and 47 pg for Se. The reliabilities of the proposed method for Co and Se were checked by SRM(®) 1634c Residual Oil analysis. The found values are in accordance to the SRM at 95% confidence level (Student's t-test). Each sample was spiked with 0.18 μg g(-1) of Co, Cu, Pb and Se and the recoveries varied from 92% to 116% for Co, 83% to 117% for Cu, 72% to 117% for Pb, and 82% to 122% for Se.

  3. Application of maize tassel for the removal of Pb, Se, Sr, U and V from borehole water contaminated with mine wastewater in the presence of alkaline metals.

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    Zvinowanda, Caliphs M; Okonkwo, Jonathan O; Sekhula, Mahlatse M; Agyei, Nana M; Sadiku, Rotimi

    2009-05-30

    In this study, the removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solutions by tassel powder was studied and optimised. Batch experiments were conducted on simulated solutions using tassel powder adsorbent and the effects of contact time, pH and concentration on the extent of Pb (II) removal was studied. Equilibrium and kinetic models for Pb(II) sorption were developed by considering the effect of contact time and concentration at optimum pH 4 and fixed temperature(25 degrees C). The Freundlich model was found to describe the sorption energetics of Pb(II) on tassel more fully than the Langmuir. A maximum Pb(II) loading capacity of 333.3mg/g on tassel was obtained. The adsorption process could be well described by both the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms with R(2) values of 0.957 and 0.972, respectively. The kinetic parameters were obtained by fitting data from the effect of contact time on adsorption capacity into the pseudo-first, pseudo-second-order and intra-particle diffusion equations. The kinetics of Pb(II) on tassel surface was well defined using linearity coefficients (R(2)) by pseudo-second-order (0.999), followed by pseudo-first-order (0.795) and lastly intra-particle diffusion (0.6056), respectively. The developed method was then applied to environmental samples taken from borehole waters contaminated with mine wastewater. The removal of Pb (ND-100%), Se (100%), Sr (5.41-59.0%), U (100%) and V (46.1-100%) was attained using tassel. The uptake of the metals from environmental samples was dependent on pH, ionic strength and levels of other competing species.

  4. Prussian Blue Analogues Derived Penroseite (Ni,Co)Se2 Nanocages Anchored on 3D Graphene Aerogel for Efficient Water Splitting

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    Xu, Xun

    2017-08-14

    Efficient water splitting demands highly active, low cost, and robust electrocatalysts. In this study, we report the synthesis of penroseite (Ni,Co)Se2 nanocages anchored on 3D graphene aerogel using Prussian blue analogues as precursor and further their applications in overall water splitting electrolysis. The synergy between the high activity of (Ni,Co)Se2 and the good conductivity of graphene leads to superior performance of the hybrid toward the water splitting in basic solutions. The (Ni,Co)Se2-GA only requires a low cell voltage of 1.60 V to reach the current density of 10 mA cm-2, making the (Ni,Co)Se2-GA hybrid a competitive alternative to noble metal based catalysts for water splitting.

  5. Hierarchical (Ni,Co)Se 2 /Carbon Hollow Rhombic Dodecahedra Derived from Metal-Organic Frameworks for Efficient Water-Splitting Electrocatalysis

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    Ming, Fangwang

    2017-08-12

    In this work, we demonstrate that the electrocatalytic activity of transition metal chalcogenides can be greatly enhanced by simultaneously engineering the active sites, surface area, and conductivity. Using metal-organic frameworks-derived (Ni,Co)Se2/C hollow rhombic dodecahedra (HRD) as a demonstration, we show that the incorporation of Ni into CoSe2 could generates additional active sites, the hierarchical hollow structure promotes the electrolyte diffusion, the in-situ hybridization with C improves the conductivity. As a result, the (Ni,Co)Se2/C HRD exhibit superior performance toward the overall water-splitting electrocatalysis in 1M KOH with a cell voltage as low as 1.58V at the current density of 10mAcm−2, making the (Ni,Co)Se2/C HRD as a promising alternative to noble metal catalysts for water splitting.

  6. Melting and Sintering of a Body-Centered Cubic Superlattice of PbSe Nanocrystals Followed by Small Angle X-ray Scattering.

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    Goodfellow, Brian W; Patel, Reken N; Panthani, Matthew G; Smilgies, Detlef-M; Korgel, Brian A

    2011-04-14

    The structural evolution of a body-centered cubic (bcc) superlattice of 6.6 nm diameter organic ligand-coated PbSe nanocrystals was studied in situ by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) as it was heated in air from room temperature to 350°C. As it was heated above room temperature, the superlattice contracted slightly, but maintained bcc structure up to 110°C. Once the temperature rose above 110°C, the superlattice began to disorder, by first losing long-range translational order and then local positional order. At temperatures exceeding 168°C, the nanocrystals sintered and oxidized, transforming into PbSeO(3) nanorods.

  7. Physicochemical features of the hot wall technique in preparing of (SnTe)sub(1-x)(PbSe)sub(x) layers

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    Frenk, D.M.; Chobanyuk, V.M.; Shperun, V.M.; Pavlyuk, M.F.

    1983-04-01

    The hot wall method has been used to prepare layers (SmTe)sub(1-x)(PbSe)sub(x) (x=0.0-1.0) on BaF/sub 2/ substrates. Choosing temperatures for deposition (Tsub(s)9423-623 K) and additional sources of Se and Pb vapours Tsub(al) (Tsub(al)=303-628 K) in the process of growing layers one can efficiently control their structural property, type of conductivity, concentration and mobility of charge carriers. The layers having composition with x=0.0-0.1 are both n- and p-type conductors, while those with 0.2<=x<=1.0 are p-type conductors. Perfect layers are characterized by high carrier mobility (up to 25000 cm/sup 2/ (Vxs) at 77 K).

  8. Calculated cross sections for the single ionization of atoms (N, Cu, As, Se, Sn, Sb, Te, I, Pb) by electron impact

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    Hou Yu-Jun; Cheng Xin-Lu; Chen Heng-Jie

    2009-01-01

    By correcting some primary parameters in the semi-classical Deutsch-Mark (DM) formula, this paper calculates the absolute single electron-impact ionization cross sections of atoms N, Cu, As, Se, Sn, Sb, Te, I and Pb from threshold to 10000 eV. The calculated cross sections are compared with available experimental data and other theoretical results. An excellent agreement was achieved between the calculated and measured cross sections for these atoms over a wide range of impact energies.

  9. Concentración de metales pesados (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb en la biota y sedimentos de una playa artificial, en la bahía San Jorge 23°S, norte de Chile Heavy metals concentration (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb, in biota and sediments of an artificial beach, in San Jorge bay 23°S, northern Chile

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    Gabriel Castro

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el contenido de metales pesados (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb en la biota y el sedimento de una playa artificial (Paraíso y una playa natural (El Lenguado, ubicadas en la bahía San Jorge, norte de Chile. Los resultados fueron utilizados para comparar ambos sistemas, el grado de cumplimiento de la normativa ambiental nacional e internacional, y el efecto de la construcción de la playa artificial sobre el nivel de contaminación por metales existentes históricamente en esa zona. En cada playa se ubicaron estaciones equidistantes que abarcaron desde el intermareal hasta el submareal de las cuales fueron extraídos los organismos. Se tomaron muestras de sedimento en cada playa y se determinaron las pendientes con el método de Emery. El análisis granulométrico evidenció el predominio de arena media en playa El Lenguado, y arena media y fina en playa Paraíso. El contenido de materia orgánica fue mayor en El Lenguado. En playa Paraíso se determinaron cinco phylum/superclase agrupados en 19 taxa, mientras que en El Lenguado se encontraron cuatro phylum/superclase agrupados en cc taxa. El contenido de metales en sedimentos y en la mayoría de organismos presentó valores mayores en playa Paraíso. Estos resultados, junto a las normas de calidad chilenas y norteamericanas, sugieren un evidente deterioro en la calidad ambiental de playa Paraíso lo que se demostró por un incremento en las concentraciones de estos metales desde su construcción, los que sobrepasan los límites establecidos por ambas normas.It was evaluated the heavy metal content (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd, Pb in biota and sediment of an artificial beach (Paraíso and a natural beach (El Lenguado, both located in San Jorge bay, northern Chile. The results were used to compare both systems, the degree of fulfillment of national and international environmental regulations, and the effect of the construction of the artificial beach on the level of metal contamination historically existing in

  10. Comparative assessment of the biological tolerance of chernozems in the south of Russia towards contamination with Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb in a model experiment

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    Kolesnikov, S. I.; Yaroslavtsev, M. V.; Spivakova, N. A.; Kazeev, K. Sh.

    2013-02-01

    The biological properties of chernozems in the south of Russia worsen under the impact of contamination with Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb compounds. The tolerance of chernozems towards contamination decreases in the following sequence: ordinary chernozems > typical chernozems > southern chernozems > leached vertic chernozems. This sequence is specified by the soil reaction and the organic matter content. The high humus content determines the high buffer capacity of chernozems towards contamination with chromium, whereas the high pH values ensure the soil tolerance towards contamination with copper, nickel, and lead. With respect to their adverse effect on the biological properties of the chernozems, the studied heavy metals can be arranged into the following sequence: CrO3 > CuO > PbO ≥ NiO.

  11. Competitive Fixed-Bed Adsorption of Pb(II), Cu(II), and Ni(II) from Aqueous Solution Using Chitosan-Coated Bentonite

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    Wan-Chi Tsai; Mark Daniel G. de Luna; Bermillo-Arriesgado, Hanna Lee P.; Futalan, Cybelle M.; Colades, James I.; Meng-Wei Wan

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    Fixed-bed adsorption studies using chitosan-coated bentonite (CCB) as adsorbent media were investigated for the simultaneous adsorption of Pb(II), Cu(II), and Ni(II) from a multimetal system. The effects of operational parameters such as bed height, flow rate, and initial concentration on the length of mass transfer zone, breakthrough time, exhaustion time, and adsorption capacity at breakthrough were evaluated. With increasing bed height and decreasing flow rate and initial concentration, th...

  12. Evaluation of three endemic Mediterranean plant species Atriplex halimus, Medicago lupulina and Portulaca oleracea for Phytoremediation of Ni, Pb and Zn

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    Chami, Ziad Al; Amer, Nasser; Bitar, Lina Al; Mondelli, Donato; Dumontet, Stefano

    2013-04-01

    The success of phytoremediation depends upon the identification of suitable plants species that hyperaccumulate/tolerate heavy metals and produce large amounts of biomass. In this study, three endemic Mediterranean plant species Atriplex halimus, Medicago lupulina and Portulaca oleracea, were grown hydroponically to assess their potential use in phytoremediation of Ni, Pb and Zn and biomass production. The objective of this research is to improve phytoremediation procedures by searching for a new endemic Mediterranean plant species which can be used for phytoremediation of low/moderate contamination in the Mediterranean arid and semiarid conditions and bioenergy production. The hydroponics experiment was carried out in a growth chamber using half strength Hoagland's solution as control (CTR) and 5 concentrations for Pb and Zn (5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg L-1) and 3 concentrations for Ni (1, 2, and 5 mg L-1). Complete randomized design with five replications was adopted. Main growth parameters (shoot and root dry weight, shoot and root length and chlorophyll content) were determined. Shoots and roots were analyzed for their metals contents. Some interesting contributions of this research are: (i) plant metal uptake efficiency ranked as follows: A. halimus > M. lupulina > P. oleracea, whereas heavy metal toxicity ranked as follows: Ni > Zn > Pb, (ii) none of the plant species was identified as hyperaccumulator, (iii) Atriplex halimus and Medicago lupulina can accumulate Ni, Pb and Zn in their roots, (iv) translocate small fraction to their above ground biomass, and (v) indicate moderate pollution levels of the environment. In addition, as they are a good biomass producer, they can be used in phytostabilisation of marginal lands and their above ground biomass can be used for livestock feeding as well for bioenergy production.

  13. Determination of contamination levels of Pb, Cd, Cu, Ni, and Mn caused by former lead mining gallery.

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    Bakırdere, Sezgin; Bölücek, Cemal; Yaman, Mehmet

    2016-03-01

    In the present study, levels of metal contamination caused by former lead mining area were figured out. For this purpose, Pb, Cd, Cu, Ni, and Mn were determined not only in sediment samples taken from different places of the mining area but also in some plants taken around the mining place. In the digestion of plant samples, dry ashing procedure was applied. Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer (FAAS) was used in the determination of analytes of interest. All the parameters in digestion and detection procedures were optimized to obtain efficient digestion and high sensitivities for analytes. Standard addition and direct calibration methods were applied to find whether there was any matrix interference to affect the determination of analytes. Mn concentration was found to be the highest for each sample analyzed. Lead concentration was found to be between 41 and 249 mg/kg in soil/sediment samples and between 2.2 and 1003 mg/kg in plant samples. The highest contamination levels for all of the analytes with the exception of Cd were found in current sediment sample.

  14. Microwave-Initiated Facile Formation of Ni3Se4 Nanoassemblies for Enhanced and Stable Water Splitting in Neutral and Alkaline Media.

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    Anantharaj, Sengeni; Kennedy, Jeevarathinam; Kundu, Subrata

    2017-02-28

    Molecular hydrogen (H2) generation through water splitting with minimum energy loss has become practically possible due to the recent evolution of high-performance electrocatalysts. In this study, we fabricated, evaluated, and presented such a high-performance catalyst which is the Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies that can efficiently catalyze water splitting in neutral and alkaline media. A hierarchical nanoassembly of Ni3Se4 was fabricated by functionalizing the surface-cleaned Ni foam using NaHSe solution as the Se source with the assistance of microwave irradiation (300 W) for 3 min followed by 5 h of aging at room temperature (RT). The fabricated Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies were subjected to catalyze water electrolysis in neutral and alkaline media. For a defined current density of 50 mA cm(-2), the Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies required very low overpotentials for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), viz., 232, 244, and 321 mV at pH 14.5, 14.0, and 13.0 respectively. The associated lower Tafel slope values (33, 30, and 40 mV dec(-1)) indicate the faster OER kinetics on Ni3Se4 surfaces in alkaline media. Similarly, in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), for a defined current density of 50 mA cm(-2), the Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies required low overpotentials of 211, 206, and 220 mV at pH 14.5, 14.0, and 13.0 respectively. The Tafel slopes for HER at pH 14.5, 14.0, and 13.0 are 165, 156, and 128 mV dec(-1), respectively. A comparative study on both OER and HER was carried out with the state-of-the-art RuO2 and Pt under identical experimental conditions, the results of which revealed that our Ni3Se4 is a far better high-performance catalyst for water splitting. Besides, the efficiency of Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies in catalyzing water splitting in neutral solution was carried out, and the results are better than many previous reports. With these amazing advantages in fabrication method and in catalyzing water splitting at various pH, the Ni3Se4 nanoassemblies can be an efficient, cheaper

  15. Phytoremediation of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn from aqueous solution using Phragmites cummunis, Typha angustifolia and Cyperus esculentus.

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    Chandra, Ram; Yadav, Sangeeta

    2011-07-01

    A comparative bioaccumulation pattern and ultra structural changes were studied in Phragmites cummunis, Typha angustifolia and Cyperus esculentus in mixed metals solution of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn). P. cummunis was observed to be a shoot accumulator for Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn. However, T. angustifolia was found to be a root accumulator for Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni and Pb. In addition, C. esculentus also accumulated most of the tested heavy metals in the roots, while Mn and Fe were translocated up to leaves. Further, the long term metal treatment showed maximum accumulation of all heavy metals in P. cummunis followed by T. angustifolia and C. esculentus. Among heavy metals, Fe was accumulated maximum, i.e., >1000 microg g(-1) by all three plants. Simultaneously, the adverse effects on biochemical parameters were noted earlier in C. esculentus than T. angustifolia and P. cummunis. Ultra structural observation showed the cellular changes in wetland plants after longer exposure. Results revealed that P. cummunis and T. angustifolia had more potential for tested metals than C. esculentus. This study established that these wetland plants could be used for heavy metals phytoremediation from metal containing industrial wastewater.

  16. Optimization of parameters for competitive adsorption of heavy metal ions (Pb{sup +2}, Ni{sup +2}, Cd{sup +2}) onto activated carbon

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    Kavand, Mohammad; Kaghazchi, Tahereh; Soleimani, Mansooreh [AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-04-15

    This study investigates optimization of various competitive adsorption parameters for removal of Cd(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) from aqueous solutions by commercial activated carbon (AC) using the Taguchi method. Adsorption parameters such as initial metal concentration of each metal ion (C{sub 0,i}), initial pH (pH0), adsorbent dosage (m) and contact time (t) in batch technique were studied to observe their effects on the total adsorption capacity of metals onto activated carbon (q{sub tot}). The adsorbent dosage has been found to be the most significant parameter. Interactions between C{sub 0,Cd} x C{sub 0,Ni}, C{sub 0,Cd} x C{sub 0,Pb} and C{sub 0,Ni} x C{sub 0,Pb} have been considered for simultaneous metal ions adsorption. The optimum condition for adsorption of metal ions were obtained with C{sub 0,i}=100 mg L{sup -1}, pH{sub 0}=7, m=2 g L{sup -1} and t=80min. Finally, experimental results showed that a multi-staged adsorptive treatment would be necessary to reach the minimal discharge standards of metal ions in the effluent.

  17. Iminodiacetic acid functionalized cation exchange resin for adsorptive removal of Cr(VI), Cd(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) from their aqueous solutions.

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    Misra, R K; Jain, S K; Khatri, P K

    2011-01-30

    Iminodiacetic acid functionality has been introduced on styrene-divinyl benzene co-polymeric beads and characterized by FT-IR in order to develop weak acid based cation exchange resin. This resin was evaluated for the removal of different heavy metal ions namely Cd(II), Cr(VI), Ni(II) and Pb(II) from their aqueous solutions. The results showed greater affinity of resin towards Cr(VI) for which 99.7% removal achieved in optimal conditions following the order Ni(II)>Pb(II)>Cd(II) with 65%, 59% and 28% removal. Experiments were also directed towards kinetic studies of adsorption and found to follow first order reversible kinetic model with the overall rate constants 0.3250, 0.2393, 0.4290 and 0.2968 for Cr(VI), Ni(II), Pb(II) and Cd(II) removal respectively. Detailed studies of Cr(VI) removal has been carried out to see the effect of pH, resin dose and metal ion concentration on adsorption and concluded that complexation enhanced the chromium removal efficacy of resin drastically, which is strongly pH dependent. The findings were also supported by the comparison of FT-IR spectra of neat resin with the chromium-adsorbed resin.

  18. Competitive Fixed-Bed Adsorption of Pb(II, Cu(II, and Ni(II from Aqueous Solution Using Chitosan-Coated Bentonite

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    Wan-Chi Tsai

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Fixed-bed adsorption studies using chitosan-coated bentonite (CCB as adsorbent media were investigated for the simultaneous adsorption of Pb(II, Cu(II, and Ni(II from a multimetal system. The effects of operational parameters such as bed height, flow rate, and initial concentration on the length of mass transfer zone, breakthrough time, exhaustion time, and adsorption capacity at breakthrough were evaluated. With increasing bed height and decreasing flow rate and initial concentration, the breakthrough and exhaustion time were observed to favorably increase. Moreover, the adsorption capacity at breakthrough was observed to increase with decreasing initial concentration and flow rate and increasing bed height. The maximum adsorption capacity at breakthrough of 13.49 mg/g for Pb(II, 12.14 mg/g for Cu(II, and 10.29 mg/g for Ni(II was attained at an initial influent concentration of 200 mg/L, bed height of 2.0 cm, and flow rate of 0.4 mL/min. Adsorption data were fitted with Adams-Bohart, Thomas, and Yoon-Nelson models. Experimental breakthrough curves were observed to be in good agreement (R2>0.85 and E%<50% with the predicted curves generated by the kinetic models. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of CCB in the removal of Pb(II, Cu(II, and Ni(II from a ternary metal solution.

  19. EDXRF Analysis of Some Fungal Species for the Uptake Capacity of 28Ni, 48Cd, and 82Pb Metal Ions From Aqueous Solution

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    SUNIL KUMAR

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF analysis of eight fungi species, namely, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus terreus, Trichoderma longibrachiatum, Trichoderma fasciculatum, Penicillin Janthinellum, Aspergillus awamori, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and Rhizopus arrhizus for the uptake capacity of 28Ni, 48Cd, and 82Pb metals ions from aqueous solution have been reported. Fungal samples having superior ion removal capacity through bioaccumulation and biosorption were obtained from sites contaminated with heavy metals. The detection limit in EDXRF set up was improved considerably using selective absorbers in the path of incident photons from the X-ray tube to reduce the background in the desired energy region. It has been observed that all fungi species under present study have greater affinity for 82Pb ions as compared to 28Ni and 48Cd metal ions. The Trichoderma longibrachiatum and Trichoderma fasciculatum fungi species were identified to be more efficient for removal of heavy metal ions from waste water. The measured uptake capacity of Trichoderma longibrachiatum for 28Ni, 48Cd, and 82Pb ions from aqueous solution is 0.52 mg/g, 0.97 mg/g, and 6.4 mg/g, respectively, and for Trichoderma fasciculatum it is 0.43 mg/g, 0.79 mg/g, and 3.5 mg/g, respectively. This indicated the potential of these identified fungi species as biosorbent for removal of high metal ions from waste water and industrial effluents.

  20. Flexible Asymmetric Threadlike Supercapacitors Based on NiCo2 Se4 Nanosheet and NiCo2 O4 /Polypyrrole Electrodes.

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    Wang, Qiufan; Ma, Yun; Wu, Yunlong; Zhang, Daohong; Miao, Menghe

    2017-04-10

    Flexible threadlike supercapacitors with improved performance are needed for many wearable electronics applications. Here, we report a high performance flexible asymmetric all-solid-state threadlike supercapacitor with a NiCo2 Se4 positive electrode and a NiCo2 O4 @PPy (PPy: polypyrrole) negative electrode. The as-prepared electrodes display outstanding volume specific capacitance (14.2 F cm(-3) ) and excellent cycling performance (94 % retention after 5000 cycles at 0.6 mA) owing to their nanosheet and nanosphere structures. The asymmetric all-solid-state threadlike supercapacitor expanded the stability voltage window from 0-1.0 V to 0-1.7 V and exhibits high volume energy density (5.18 mWh cm(-3) ) and superior flexibility under different bending conditions. This study provides a scalable method for fabricating high performance flexible supercapacitors from easily available materials for use in wearable and portable electronics. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Distribution, mobility, and pollution assessment of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, and Fe in intertidal surface sediments of Sg. Puloh mangrove estuary, Malaysia.

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    Udechukwu, Bede Emeka; Ismail, Ahmad; Zulkifli, Syaizwan Zahmir; Omar, Hishamuddin

    2015-03-01

    Sungai Puloh mangrove estuary supports a large diversity of macrobenthic organisms and provides social benefits to the local community. Recently, it became a major recipient of heavy metals originating from industries in the hinterland as a result of industrialization and urbanization. This study was conducted to evaluate mobility and pollution status of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, and Fe) in intertidal surface sediments of this area. Surface sediment samples were collected based on four different anthropogenic sources. Metals concentrations were analyzed using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). Results revealed that the mean concentrations were Zn (1023.68 ± 762.93 μg/g), Pb (78.8 ± 49.61 μg/g), Cu (46.89 ± 43.79 μg/g), Ni (35.54 ± 10.75 μg/g), Cd (0.94 ± 0.29 μg/g), and Fe (7.14 ± 0.94%). Most of the mean values of analyzed metals were below both the interim sediment quality guidelines (ISQG-low and ISQG-high), except for Pb concentration (above ISQG-low) and Zn concentration (above ISQG-high), thus suggesting that Pb and Zn may pose some environmental concern. Cadmium, Pb, and Zn concentrations were above the threshold effect level (TEL), indicating seldom adverse effect of these metals on macrobenthic organisms. Pollution load index (PLI) indicated deterioration and other indices revealed the intertidal surface sediment is moderately polluted with Cd, Pb, and Zn. Therefore, this mangrove area requires urgent attention to mitigate further contamination. Finally, this study will contribute to data sources for Malaysia in establishing her own ISQG since it is a baseline study with detailed contamination assessment indices for surface sediment of intertidal mangrove area.

  2. The spectroscopic investigations on Ni{sup 2+} ions in PbO-As{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses

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    Rao, G Srinivasa; Sastry, P Srinivasa; Ram, P V S Sai, E-mail: gsrinivasarao64@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, A.P. (India)

    2009-07-15

    PbO-As{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses containing different concentrations of NiO ranging from 0 to 1 mol% (in steps of 0.2) were prepared. The optical absorption and thermoluminescence have been carried out on these glasses. The analysis of the optical absorption spectra indicates the presence of Ni{sup 2+} ions in both tetrahedral and octahedral positions. The increase in the concentration of NiO in the glass matrix shows a gradual transformation of nickel ions from tetrahedral positions to octahedral positions in the glass network. TL light output of the X-ray irradiated glasses has exhibited a glow peak at 353 K in addition to the conventional peak due to the recombination of electron-hole centres; this glow peak is identified due to {sup 3}T{sub 2}{yields} {sup 3}A{sub 2} emission transition of octahedral Ni{sup 2+} ions. The present study indicates an increasing presence of octahedral (lasing) Ni{sup 2+} ions in these glasses with the concentration of NiO.

  3. Effect of Cd and Pb impurities on the optical properties of fresh evaporated amorphous (As2Se3)90Ge10 thin films

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    Sharma, P.; Katyal, S. C.

    2009-05-01

    Transmission spectra (400-1500 nm) of thermally evaporated amorphous [(As2Se3)90Ge10]95M5 thin films have been analyzed to study the effect of impurities (M = Cd and Pb) on their optical properties. The refractive index increases with addition of metal impurities. The dispersion of refractive index has been studied using Wemple-DiDomenico single oscillator model. The optical gap has been estimated using Tauc’s extrapolation and was found to decrease with the addition of metal impurities from 1.46 to 1.36 eV (Cd) and 1.41 eV (Pb) with an uncertainty of ±0.01 eV. The change in optical properties with metal impurities has been explained on the basis of density, polarizability and bond energy of the system.

  4. El líder cristiano, no nace ni se hace: Dios lo hace

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    Raúl Gómez Méjico

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Dirigir una institución, un departamento o una empresa, sin la debida preparación y además, con un concepto equivocado del liderazgo, ocasiona grandes frustraciones y retraso en el cumplimiento de la Misión, especialmente en el ambiente denominacional. El dirigente de una Institución o una Asociación/misión, el director o secretario de un departamento, o el pastor de una iglesia, no importa qué responsabilidad haya recibido, se encuentran constantemente presionados para: 1. Solucionar problemas diversos que frecuentemente se presentan. 2. Desarrollar la institución o departamento que dirige. 3. Impulsar el plan General y/o los objetivos trazados.

  5. Planificación de talleres para padres de familia en donde se analice la inteligencia emocional y su importancia para el desarrollo de las habilidades sociales en niños y niñas en edad preescolar

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    Madrigal Corrales, María Elena; Garro Jiménez, Yancy Lineth

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo se encuentra fundamentado en la necesidad que existe de valorar la inteligencia emocional como una capacidad o habilidad que debe ser estimulada en los niños y niñas desde el ámbito familiar. Para ello, se diseña, bajo la modalidad de taller, una propuesta para padres de familia, basado, principalmente, en un diagnóstico previo realizado en el kinder La Casita del Zapato, el cual se ubica en San Ramón de Alajuela, y el kinder Escuela Santa Rosa Abajo, ubi...

  6. Subcellular partitioning of non-essential trace metals (Ag, As, Cd, Ni, Pb, and Tl) in livers of American (Anguilla rostrata) and European (Anguilla anguilla) yellow eels

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    Rosabal, Maikel [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre et Environnement (INRS–ETE), 490 de la Couronne, Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9 (Canada); Pierron, Fabien [Université de Bordeaux, UMR EPOC CNRS 5805, F-33400 Talence (France); CNRS, EPOC, UMR 5805, F-33400 Talence (France); Couture, Patrice [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre et Environnement (INRS–ETE), 490 de la Couronne, Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9 (Canada); Baudrimont, Magalie [Université de Bordeaux, UMR EPOC CNRS 5805, F-33400 Talence (France); CNRS, EPOC, UMR 5805, F-33400 Talence (France); Hare, Landis [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre et Environnement (INRS–ETE), 490 de la Couronne, Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9 (Canada); Campbell, Peter G.C., E-mail: peter.campbell@ete.inrs.ca [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre et Environnement (INRS–ETE), 490 de la Couronne, Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9 (Canada)

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • Handling of hepatic metals consistently involved cytosolic, thermostable ligands. • Granule-like fractions are also involved in the detoxification of Ni, Pb, and Tl. • Despite these sequestration mechanisms, metal detoxification is incomplete. • Along the metal gradient, concentrations increase in metal-sensitive fractions. • This increase could represent a toxicological risk for the yellow eels. - Abstract: We determined the intracellular compartmentalization of the trace metals Ag, As, Cd, Ni, Pb, and Tl in the livers of yellow eels collected from the Saint Lawrence River system in Canada (Anguilla rostrata) and in the area of the Gironde estuary in France (Anguilla anguilla). Differential centrifugation, NaOH digestion and thermal shock were used to separate eel livers into putative “sensitive” fractions (heat-denatured proteins, mitochondria and microsomes + lysosomes) and detoxified metal fractions (heat-stable peptides/proteins and granules). The cytosolic heat-stable fraction (HSP) was consistently involved in the detoxification of all trace metals. In addition, granule-like structures played a complementary role in the detoxification of Ni, Pb, and Tl in both eel species. However, these detoxification mechanisms were not completely effective because increasing trace metal concentrations in whole livers were accompanied by significant increases in the concentrations of most trace metals in “sensitive” subcellular fractions, that is, mitochondria, heat-denatured cytosolic proteins and microsomes + lysosomes. Among these “sensitive” fractions, mitochondria were the major binding sites for As, Cd, Pb, and Tl. This accumulation of non-essential metals in “sensitive” fractions likely represents a health risk for eels inhabiting the Saint Lawrence and Gironde environments.

  7. NiSe Nanowire Film Supported on Nickel Foam: An Efficient and Stable 3D Bifunctional Electrode for Full Water Splitting.

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    Tang, Chun; Cheng, Ningyan; Pu, Zonghua; Xing, Wei; Sun, Xuping

    2015-08-03

    Active and stable electrocatalysts made from earth-abundant elements are key to water splitting for hydrogen production through electrolysis. The growth of NiSe nanowire film on nickel foam (NiSe/NF) in situ by hydrothermal treatment of NF using NaHSe as Se source is presented. When used as a 3D oxygen evolution electrode, the NiSe/NF exhibits high activity with an overpotential of 270 mV required to achieve 20 mA cm(-2) and strong durability in 1.0 M KOH, and the NiOOH species formed at the NiSe surface serves as the actual catalytic site. The system is also highly efficient for catalyzing the hydrogen evolution reaction in basic media. This bifunctional electrode enables a high-performance alkaline water electrolyzer with 10 mA cm(-2) at a cell voltage of 1.63 V. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. In situ X-ray diffraction characterization of NiSe2 as a promising anode material for sodium ion batteries

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    Ou, Xing; Li, Jiao; Zheng, Fenghua; Wu, Peng; Pan, Qichang; Xiong, Xunhui; Yang, Chenghao; Liu, Meilin

    2017-03-01

    Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) homogenously wrapped nickel diselenide (NiSe2/rGO) hybrid has been prepared by a facile one-spot hydrothermal method. When investigated as anode material for sodium ion batteries (SIBs), NiSe2/rGO hybrid delivers a high reversible capacity (433 mAh g-1 at 100 mA g-1), superior rate performance (406, 386, 366, 347 and 318 mAh g-1 at 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 mA g-1, respectively) and excellent cycling stability (a capacity retention of 346 mAh g-1 after 1000 cycles at 1000 mA g-1) within the 0.4-3.0 V voltage range. In situ XRD analysis and ex situ SEM/TEM measurement reveal that the high capacity of NiSe2/rGO is originated from the combined Na+ intercalation and conversion reactions. These results validate the impact of voltage range on electrochemical property, providing a new route to rationalize the limiting factors that affect the performance of NiSe2 anode material. The facile synthesis and superior electrochemical performance of the NiSe2/rGO hybrid render it a promising anode material for SIBs.

  9. The Hermeneutics of Hubo or Divestment for Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

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    Janvarica Acop

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This study provided an in depth interpretations of the Hubo ritual forSeñor Santo Niño de Cebu. To provide this, the following objectives are raised: trace the history and ritual of the Hubo, describe the meaning of Hubo in the perspective of the church, and extrapolate the significance and graces received of the Hubo by the devotees. The study utilized descriptive-qualitative research method in the form of grounded theory through convenience sampling through interviews of devotees by means of interview questions, and data mining. The Hubo has its roots long since the acquisition of the image of Santo Niño by Queen Humamay or Juana from the Spanish, and continued by the Augustinian priests-the ritual of bathing and undressing and redressing the image was done privately up until the 1990s when the practice was made public. For the church, the Huboritual signified parental care, obedience, humility, conversion, newness, and cleansing; for the devotees, the Hubo ritual, and the attending of such, showed devotion, spiritual quenching and sustenance, understanding; this ritual also allowed for the channelling of requests and prayers, and the invocation of protection and guidance from God, and tolerated for the realization of requests and prayers. Further, for the devotees, upon attendance of the Hubo mass graced them health, safety, guidance, and success, which were truly given realization by the Holy Child or Balaang Bata as most Cebuanos dubbed Him. The Hubo ritual rested its roots in the very beginning of the Christianization of the Philippines-from the first baptism and the acquisition of the image of Santo Niño by Queen Juana, and continued by the Augustinian priests in which the ritual was done privately until the 1990s. The ritual implied parental care, obedience, humility, conversion, newness, and cleansing; the attendance of such presaged devotion, thanksgiving, understanding, request and prayer.

  10. Detection of Ni, Pb and Zn in water using electrodynamic single-particle levitation and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

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    Järvinen, Samu T., E-mail: samu.jarvinen@tut.fi; Saari, Sampo; Keskinen, Jorma; Toivonen, Juha

    2014-09-01

    We report the development of a unique laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) based method for the trace metal analysis of water. The method is further applied to the analysis of aqueous samples containing known concentrations of nickel, lead and zinc. Effects that reduce the sensitivity of the LIBS analysis of aqueous samples were avoided in the presented technology by performing the LIBS analysis from a single dried salt particle which was levitated in an electric field. The salt is added to the water sample prior to analysis. A single-droplet generator injects a droplet of the solution to the measurement chamber. The droplet is trapped using electrodynamic balance technology and metals are highly concentrated as the water from the droplet rapidly evaporates without a need for additional heating. The resultant solid 7 μm particle is levitated with a high spatial stability in the LIBS focal volume. The constant mass and position of the particle enable the high reproducibility of the LIBS signal. The limits of detection in the original solution were recorded low 60 ppb, 60 ppb, and 50 ppb for nickel, lead, and zinc, respectively using low, 14 mJ excitation pulse energy. The methodology is applicable to the online monitoring of industrial waters due to the achieved sensitivity and robust instrumentation. - Highlights: • A single droplet of the water sample is trapped electrodynamically. • Metals in the droplet are rapidly preconcentrated as the water evaporates. • LIBS measurement from a single 7 μm dry salt particle using low laser pulse energy • Repeatable LIBS signal due to constant sample position and mass • Obtained detection limits for Ni, Pb and Zn were 60 ppb, 60 ppb and 50 ppb, respectively.

  11. Evolution du Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni et As dans le Bassin d'Arcachon (France). Impact de la biomasse végétale sur la géochimie d'un environment lagunaire

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    Lapaquellerie, Yvon; Latouche, Claude; Maillet, Noèle; Dumon, Jean-Claude; Carruesco, Christian

    1992-03-01

    The concentration of metals as Pb, Cu, Ni and As in suspended matters and sediments during 14 years shows for suspended matters and sediments that: Zn and Cu are increasing, Pb and As decreasing and Ni is stabilised. The evolution of the suspended matter can be explained by the quantitative evolution of algae and phanerogams during these last 14 years. The biomass evolution, which resulted in environmental nutrient contribution, intensifies the exchange factors of Pb and As in the lagoon. These remarks, beyond their local interests, provide notions of sedimentary environment model opposed to a polluting environment constituted by nautic tourism and a large area of monoculture (corn).

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

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

    2002-10-01

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

  13. Dependence of electric and zonal parameters of (PbSe)sub(1-x)(SnTe)sub(x) epitaxial layers on their composition

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    Frenk, D.M.; Kostik, B.F.; Voropaj, V.A. (Ivano-Frankovskij Gosudarstvennyj Pedagogicheskij Inst. (Ukrainian SSR))

    1983-05-01

    Effect of composition on electric properties and zonal structure of (PbSe)sub(1-x)(SnTe)sub(x) epitaxial films of p-type conductivity, obtained by the method of thermal evaporation in double quasiclosed volume with BaF/sub 2/ substrates was established. The energy and density of states on Fermi level, the effective mass of state density near the zone edge, anisotropy factor of fermi surface were determined for the layers with 0 <= x <= 0.3 within the framework of Kane model.

  14. Concentration of heavy metal As, Pb, Mn, Ni, Sn, Zn, Cr, Fe and radon gas in bottom sediment from abandoned tin mines in the Phuket Province

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    Suteerasak, T.

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available This research is aimed at analyzing the heavy metals: As, Pb, Mn, Ni, Sn, Zn, Cr, Fe, and radon gas emission in bottom sediment from six abandoned tin mines in Phuket Province. Fe, Mn, and Sn were found in higher concentrations (but non-polluting than Cr and Ni. As, Pb, and Zn were polluting at lower levels. The concentration ranges for As, Pb, and Zn were 75.3-169, 98.6-547.5, and 120.4-323.3 mg/kg respectively. The activity of radon gas emission from bottom sediment from an abandoned tin mine in Amphur Muang was in the range of 162-212 Bq/kg., in the Amphur Katoo mine the range was 122-266 Bq/kg. and in the Amphur Talang mine the range was 180-263 Bq/kg. All these sites have higher concentrations of radon gas emissions than other similar sites. The heavy metals and radon gas come from geochemical materials such as soil and granite rock, found around the abandoned tin mines.

  15. Subcellular partitioning of non-essential trace metals (Ag, As, Cd, Ni, Pb, and Tl) in livers of American (Anguilla rostrata) and European (Anguilla anguilla) yellow eels.

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    Rosabal, Maikel; Pierron, Fabien; Couture, Patrice; Baudrimont, Magalie; Hare, Landis; Campbell, Peter G C

    2015-03-01

    We determined the intracellular compartmentalization of the trace metals Ag, As, Cd, Ni, Pb, and Tl in the livers of yellow eels collected from the Saint Lawrence River system in Canada (Anguilla rostrata) and in the area of the Gironde estuary in France (Anguilla anguilla). Differential centrifugation, NaOH digestion and thermal shock were used to separate eel livers into putative "sensitive" fractions (heat-denatured proteins, mitochondria and microsomes+lysosomes) and detoxified metal fractions (heat-stable peptides/proteins and granules). The cytosolic heat-stable fraction (HSP) was consistently involved in the detoxification of all trace metals. In addition, granule-like structures played a complementary role in the detoxification of Ni, Pb, and Tl in both eel species. However, these detoxification mechanisms were not completely effective because increasing trace metal concentrations in whole livers were accompanied by significant increases in the concentrations of most trace metals in "sensitive" subcellular fractions, that is, mitochondria, heat-denatured cytosolic proteins and microsomes+lysosomes. Among these "sensitive" fractions, mitochondria were the major binding sites for As, Cd, Pb, and Tl. This accumulation of non-essential metals in "sensitive" fractions likely represents a health risk for eels inhabiting the Saint Lawrence and Gironde environments. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Band dependence of charge density wave in quasi-one-dimensional Ta2NiSe7 probed by orbital magnetoresistance

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    He, Jiaming; Zhang, Yiran; Wen, Libin; Yang, Yusen; Liu, Jinyu; Wu, Yueshen; Lian, Hailong; Xing, Hui; Wang, Shun; Mao, Zhiqiang; Liu, Ying

    2017-07-01

    Ta2NiSe7 is a quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) transition-metal chalcogenide with Ta and Ni chain structures. An incommensurate charge-density wave (CDW) in this quasi-1D structure was well studied previously using tunnelling spectrum, X-ray, and electron diffraction, whereas its transport property and the relation to the underlying electronic states remain to be explored. Here, we report our results of the magnetoresistance (MR) on Ta2NiSe7. A breakdown of Kohler's rule is found upon entering the CDW state. Concomitantly, a clear change in curvature in the field dependence of MR is observed. We show that the curvature change is well described by the two-band orbital MR, with the hole density being strongly suppressed in the CDW state, indicating that the p orbitals from Se atoms dominate the change in transport through CDW transition.

  17. Synthesis of the nickel selenophosphinates [Ni(Se(2)PR(2))(2)] (R = (i)Pr, (t)Bu and Ph) and their use as single source precursors for the deposition of nickel phosphide or nickel selenide nanoparticles.

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    Maneeprakorn, Weerakanya; Nguyen, Chinh Q; Malik, Mohammad A; O'Brien, Paul; Raftery, James

    2009-03-28

    Nickel phosphide (Ni(2)P and Ni(12)P(5)) or nickel selenide (NiSe) nanoparticles were prepared from the single molecule precursor, dialkyldiselenophosphinato nickel(II), [Ni(Se(2)PR(2))(2)] (R = (i)Pr, (t)Bu and Ph) by thermolysis in trioctylphosphine oxide (TOPO) or hexadecylamine (HDA). The chemical composition of these nanoparticles depends on the precursors, capping agents, and reaction temperature.

  18. NiSe2 as an efficient electrocatalyst for a Pt-free counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Gong, Feng; Xu, Xin; Li, Zhuoqun; Zhou, Gang; Wang, Zhong-Sheng

    2013-02-18

    Nickel diselenide (NiSe(2)) has been synthesized and applied as a counter electrode (CE) of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for the first time, which displays remarkable catalytic activity in the reduction of I(3)(-). The DSSC with a NiSe(2) CE produces a higher power conversion efficiency (8.69%) than that (8.04%) of the cell with a Pt CE under the same conditions. A new method for comparing the catalytic activity has also been proposed.

  19. A CdSe thin film: a versatile buffer layer for improving the performance of TiO2 nanorod array:PbS quantum dot solar cells

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    Tan, Furui; Wang, Zhijie; Qu, Shengchun; Cao, Dawei; Liu, Kong; Jiang, Qiwei; Yang, Ying; Pang, Shan; Zhang, Weifeng; Lei, Yong; Wang, Zhanguo

    2016-05-01

    To fully utilize the multiple exciton generation effects in quantum dots and improve the overall efficiency of the corresponding photovoltaic devices, nanostructuralizing the electron conducting layer turns out to be a feasible strategy. Herein, PbS quantum dot solar cells were fabricated on the basis of morphologically optimized TiO2 nanorod arrays. By inserting a thin layer of CdSe quantum dots into the interface of TiO2 and PbS, a dramatic enhancement in the power conversion efficiency from 4.2% to 5.2% was realized and the resulting efficiency is one of the highest values for quantum dot solar cells based on nanostructuralized buffer layers. The constructed double heterojunction with a cascade type-II energy level alignment is beneficial for promoting photogenerated charge separation and reducing charge recombination, thereby responsible for the performance improvement, as revealed by steady-state analyses as well as ultra-fast photoluminescence and photovoltage decays. Thus this paper provides a good buffer layer to the community of quantum dot solar cells.To fully utilize the multiple exciton generation effects in quantum dots and improve the overall efficiency of the corresponding photovoltaic devices, nanostructuralizing the electron conducting layer turns out to be a feasible strategy. Herein, PbS quantum dot solar cells were fabricated on the basis of morphologically optimized TiO2 nanorod arrays. By inserting a thin layer of CdSe quantum dots into the interface of TiO2 and PbS, a dramatic enhancement in the power conversion efficiency from 4.2% to 5.2% was realized and the resulting efficiency is one of the highest values for quantum dot solar cells based on nanostructuralized buffer layers. The constructed double heterojunction with a cascade type-II energy level alignment is beneficial for promoting photogenerated charge separation and reducing charge recombination, thereby responsible for the performance improvement, as revealed by steady

  20. Determination of As, Cd, and Pb in Tap Water and Bottled Water Samples by Using Optimized GFAAS System with Pd-Mg and Ni as Matrix Modifiers

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    Sezgin Bakırdere

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Arsenic, lead, and cadmium were determined in tap and bottled water samples consumed in the west part of Turkey at trace levels. Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS was used in all detections. All of the system parameters for each element were optimized to increase sensitivity. Pd-Mg mixture was selected as the best matrix modifier for As, while the highest signals were obtained for Pb and Cd in the case of Ni used as matrix modifier. Detection limits for As, Cd, and Pb were found to be 2.0, 0.036, and 0.25 ng/mL, respectively. 78 tap water and 17 different brands of bottled water samples were analyzed for their As, Cd, and Pb contents under the optimized conditions. In all water samples, concentration of cadmium was found to be lower than detection limits. Lead concentration in the samples analyzed varied between N.D. and 12.66 ± 0.68 ng/mL. The highest concentration of arsenic was determined as 11.54 ± 2.79 ng/mL. Accuracy of the methods was verified by using a certified reference material, namely, Trace Element in Water, 1643e. Results found for As, Cd, and Pb in reference materials were in satisfactory agreement with the certified values.

  1. An interaction of austenitic Cr-Ni steel cladding with Li-Pb eutectic after in-reactor tests at temperatures 550 and 670 K

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    Kalachikov, V.E. [Research and Development Inst. of Power Engineering, Zarechny (Russian Federation). Sverdlovsk Branch; Kozlov, A.V. [Research and Development Inst. of Power Engineering, Zarechny (Russian Federation). Sverdlovsk Branch; Sinelnikov, L.P. [Research and Development Inst. of Power Engineering, Zarechny (Russian Federation). Sverdlovsk Branch; Zyrianov, A.P. [Research and Development Inst. of Power Engineering, Zarechny (Russian Federation). Sverdlovsk Branch; Abramov, V.Ya. [Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering, P.O. Box 708, Moscow 101000 (Russian Federation); Kalinin, G.M. [ITER Garching Joint Work Site, Max-Planck-Institute fur Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei Munchen (Germany); Sidorenkov, A.V. [Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering, P.O. Box 708, Moscow 101000 (Russian Federation)

    1996-10-01

    A material science study of 0.04C-16Cr-11Ni-3Mo-Ti steels cladding after static reactor testing in contact with a Li-Pb eutectic melt at 550 and 670 K, was conducted. It was found that cladding plasticity was maintained at the level of 15.6-25.8% and corrosion did not exceed 0.16 mm/y under standard modes of testing. In several cases characteristics of the cladding material changed substantially. For example, plasticity reduced to 3.1-4.4% and the corrosion rate reached 1.6 mm/y. The results obtained led to the conclusion that non-standard parameters of these tests (plumbing of gas outlet by Li-Pb eutectic, temperature splashes during sampling, etc.) had an essential influence on the observed cladding property degradation. (orig.).

  2. An interaction of austenitic Cr sbnd Ni steel cladding with Li sbnd Pb eutectic after In-reactor tests at temperatures 550 and 670 K

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    Kalachikov, V. E.; Kozlov, A. V.; Sinelnikov, L. P.; Zyrianov, A. P.; Abramov, V. Ya.; Kalinin, G. M.; Sidorenkov, A. V.

    1996-10-01

    A material science study of 0.04C sbnd 16Cr sbnd 11Ni sbnd 3Mo sbnd Ti steels cladding after static reactor testing in contact with a Li sbnd Pb eutectic melt at 550 and 670 K, was conducted. It was found that cladding plasticity was maintained at the level of 15.6-25.8% and corrosion did not exceed 0.16 mm/y under standard modes of testing. In several cases characteristics of the cladding material changed substantially. For example, plasticity reduced to 3.1-4.4% and the corrosion rate reached 1.6 mm/y. The results obtained led to the conclusion that non-standard parameters of these tests (plumbing of gas outlet by Li sbnd Pb eutectic, temperature splashes during sampling, etc.) had an essential influence on the observed cladding property degradation.

  3. The CdS/CdSe/ZnS Photoanode Cosensitized Solar Cells Basedon Pt, CuS, Cu2S, and PbS Counter Electrodes

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    Tung Ha Thanh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Highly ordered mesoporous TiO2 modified by CdS, CdSe, and ZnS quantum dots (QDs was fabricated by successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR method. The quantity of material deposition seems to be affected not only by the employed deposition method but also and mainly by the nature of the underlying layer. The CdS, CdSe, and ZnS QDs modification expands the photoresponse range of mesoporous TiO2 from ultraviolet region to visible range, as confirmed by UV-Vis spectrum. Optimized anode electrodes led to solar cells producing high current densities. Pt, CuS, PbS, and Cu2S have been used as electrocatalysts on counter electrodes. The maximum solar conversion efficiency reached in this work was 1.52% and was obtained by using Pt electrocatalyst. CuS, PbS, and Cu2S gave high currents and this was in line with the low charge transfer resistances recorded in their case.

  4. Magnetic properties of Ce{sup 3+} in Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Ce{sub x}Se: Kondo and crystal-field effect

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    Gratens, X.; Charar, S.; Averous, M. [Groupe dEtude des Semiconducteurs URA 357, Universite Montpellier II, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 (France); Isber, S. [Department of Physic, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 (CANADA); Deportes, J. [Laboratoire Louis Neel, Avenue des Martyres, BP 166X, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Golacki, Z. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Pl. 02-668, Warsaw (Poland)

    1997-10-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments were performed on a Pb{sub 1{minus}x}Ce{sub x}Se crystal at liquid-helium temperatures and show very clearly that the doublet {Gamma}{sub 7} is the ground state for cerium ions. The cubic symmetry is shown and the effective Land{acute e} factor for the Ce{sup 3+} is determined to be 1.354{plus_minus}0.003. An orbital reduction factor is introduced to explain the g experimental value. High-field magnetization results are in good agreement with the EPR results. The nominal Ce composition in PbSe deduced from saturation of the magnetization, x=0.0405{plus_minus}0.0003, is very closed to the value determined by microprobe analysis (x=0.04). At 1.5 K, an antiferromagnetic interaction between the nearest-neighbor cerium atoms is found, J{sub ex}/k{sub B}={minus}0.715thinspK. The low-field magnetic-susceptibility results show that the magnetic moment of cerium impurities is strongly temperature dependent, explained by the presence of the crystal-field effect and the Kondo effect. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  5. Electrically tunable microwave properties in NiFeTa/[Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]0.68-[PbTiO3]0.32(011) magnetoelectric heterostructures

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    Phuoc, Nguyen N.; Ong, C. K.

    2015-02-01

    The studied magnetoelectric heterostructure consisting of a NiFeTa thin film grown onto a [Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]0.68-[PbTiO3]0.32(011) (PMN-PT) substrate was prepared by using gradient-composition sputtering technique. A shorted micro-strip transmission-line perturbation method using a vector network analyzer was employed to study the electrical field modulation of microwave properties of the NiFeTa/PMN-PT heterostructure. It was found that the resonance frequency of the sample can be tuned from 1.72 GHz to 2.05 GHz when the applied electrical field is varied from -6 kV/cm to 6 kV/cm. Moreover, we experimentally observed a quasi-linear relationship between the resonance frequency and the electrical field in a wide range of electrical field from 0 kV/cm to 6 kV/cm in the heterostructure, which is suggested to be useful for applications. All the results are discussed taking into account the reverse magnetostrictive effect and the reverse piezoelectric effect.

  6. Effects of tree vegetation and waste amendments on the fractionation of Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in polluted mine soils.

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    Asensio, Verónica; Vega, Flora A; Singh, Bal Ram; Covelo, Emma F

    2013-01-15

    Soils at a depleted copper mine in Touro (Galicia, Spain) are physically and chemically degraded and have also polluted the surrounding area. Due to these environmental problems and the large area of these mine soils, the reclamation strategies carried out at Touro have consisted of planting trees (pine or eucalyptus), amending with waste material (sewage sludge and paper mill residues), or using both treatments. Tree planting has been carried out for 21 years and waste amending for 10. Two different zones were selected in the mine (the settling pond and mine tailing) in order to evaluate the effect of the different reclamation practices on the chemical fractions of Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn. The results showed that soils in the untreated sites were polluted by Cr and Cu. Planting pines and eucalyptus on mine soils decreased the concentration of these heavy metals in non-mobile soil fractions. Amendments also attenuated pollution by Cr and Cu as the wastes that were used had lower concentrations than the untreated mine soils. Planting trees increased Ni, Pb and Zn retention in the non-mobile fractions, preventing them from being leached into surrounding areas. However, caution should be exercised when adding organic wastes, as they can lead to increase concentrations of Ni, Pb and Zn and their phytoavailable form. The results also showed that changes in the chemical fractionation of heavy metals in soils was more influenced by the clay percentage and both dissolved and soil organic carbon (SOC and DOC) than by soil pH or cation exchange capacity. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Removal of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) ions from single metal aqueous solution using rice husk-based activated carbon

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    Taha, Mohd F., E-mail: faisalt@petronas.com.my; Shaharun, Maizatul S. [Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750, Perak Darul Ridzuan (Malaysia); Shuib, Anis Suhaila, E-mail: anisuha@petronas.com.my; Borhan, Azry [Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750, Perak Darul Ridzuan (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24

    An attempt was made to investigate the potential of rice husk-based activated carbon as an alternative low-cost adsorbent for the removal of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) ions from single aqueous solution. Rice husk-based activated carbon was prepared via treatment of rice husk with NaOH followed by the carbonization process at 400°C for 2 hours. Three samples, i.e. raw rice husk, rice husk treated with NaOH and rice husk-based activated carbon, were analyzed for their morphological characteristics using field-emission scanning electron microscope/energy dispersive X-ray (FESEM/EDX). These samples were also analyzed for their carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and silica contents using CHN elemental analyzer and FESEM/EDX. The porous properties of rice husk-based activated carbon were determined by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analyzer, and its surface area and pore volume were 255 m{sup 2}/g and 0.17 cm{sup 2}/g, respectively. The adsorption studies for the removal of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) ions from single metal aqueous solution were carried out at a fixed initial concentration of metal ion (150 ppm) with variation amount of adsorbent (rice husk-based activated carbon) as a function of varied contact time at room temperature. The concentration of each metal ion was analyzed using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The results obtained from adsorption studies indicate the potential of rice husk as an economically promising precursor for the preparation of activated carbon for removal of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) ions from single aqueous solution. Isotherm and kinetic model analyses suggested that the experimental data of adsorption studies fitted well with Langmuir, Freundlich and second-order kinetic models.

  8. Drinking water interlaboratory ring test. Part IV. Results of some cationic analytes. Al, Zn, Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cu and V; Circuito interlaboratorio Unichim sulle acque potabili. Parte IV. Risultati di alcuni cationi metallici. Al, Zn, Cd, Co, Cr, Pb, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cu e V

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    Cavaterra, E.; Divo, C.; Bottazzini, N. [Unichim, Milan (Italy); Alava, F. [Bergamo Ambiente e Servizi, Bergamo (Italy); Bettinelli, M. [Electric Power Production Company, Piacenza (Italy); Bonfiglioli, F. [Azienda Mediterranea Gas e Acqua SpA, Genoa (Italy)

    2002-01-01

    In this paper results of statistical treatment of experimental data obtained in some cycles of an interlaboratory ring test of content of Al, Zn, Cd, Co, Cr, Pb, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cu and V in drinking water are reported. Means, variances and parameters of precision and accuracy of some analytical techniques and methods employed by laboratories participating to the ring test will be reported and discussed. [Italian] Nel presente lavoro vengono riportati i risultati dell'elaborazione statistica dei dati sperimentali ottenuti in alcuni cicli del circuito interlaboratorio e relativi ai seguenti cationi metallici: Al, Zn, Cd, Co, Cr, Pb, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cu e V. Vengono riportati e discussi i valori medi e la varianza ed infine i dati di accuratezza e precisione delle tecniche o metodi d'analisi impiegati dai laboratori partecipanti al circuito.

  9. The Hermeneutics of the Gozos for Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

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    Jamaal Omamalin

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This study unveiled the historical roots and interpretations of the Gozos for Señor Santo Niño de Cebu. It sought to answer these objectives: identify the history and lyrical interpretation of the Batobalani, interpret the Batobalani in the perspective of the church and the devotees, and feature the symbolism of the waving of the hands during the singing of the Batobalani in the perspective of the church and the devotees. This study used the hermeneutics design of the verses of the Gozos of the Santo Niňo. The Gozos was interpreted using content analysis with historical sociological perspectives. This analysis is deepened with devotees’ narratives. The devotees were selected through a convenience sampling, especially those who attended the nine days novena masses. The Batobalani, as manifested in its verses, told the story of Christianity and Christianization of the Cebuanos by the Spanish missionaries–from the discovery of image in 1565 to the integralization of the worship and praise of the Holy Child in the lives of the Cebuano devotees. Further, as interpreted by the Church, the Batobalani signifies the surrendering of the people to God, the admittance of weakness, an invocation of mercy and protection from God. As interpreted by the devotees, the Batobalani signifies praise, offering, gratitude and request, and a manifestation of God’s passion and compassion toward His people. Further, the raising and waving of the hands, according to the Church, signifies the need for God, the expression of joy, the reaching out for God. According to the devotees, the raising and waving of the hands signifies joy, thanksgiving, and a gesture of request.

  10. Automated preconcentration of Fe, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cd, Pb, Co, and Mn in seawater with analysis using high-resolution sector field inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

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    Rapp, Insa; Schlosser, Christian; Rusiecka, Dagmara; Gledhill, Martha; Achterberg, Eric P

    2017-07-11

    A rapid, automated, high-throughput analytical method capable of simultaneous analysis of multiple elements at trace and ultratrace levels is required to investigate the biogeochemical cycle of trace metals in the ocean. Here we present an analytical approach which uses a commercially available automated preconcentration device (SeaFAST) with accurate volume loading and in-line pH buffering of the sample prior to loading onto a chelating resin (WAKO) and subsequent simultaneous analysis of iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), cobalt (Co) and manganese (Mn) by high-resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HR-ICP-MS). Quantification of sample concentration was undertaken using isotope dilution for Fe, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cd and Pb, and standard addition for Co and Mn. The chelating resin is shown to have a high affinity for all analyzed elements, with recoveries between 83 and 100% for all elements, except Mn (60%) and Ni (48%), and showed higher recoveries for Ni, Cd, Pb, Co and Mn in direct comparison to an alternative resin (NOBIAS Chelate-PA1). The reduced recoveries for Ni and Mn using the WAKO resin did not affect the quantification accuracy. A relatively constant retention efficiency on the resin over a broad pH range (pH 5-8) was observed for the trace metals, except for Mn. Mn quantification using standard addition required accurate sample pH adjustment with optimal recoveries at pH 7.5 ± 0.3. UV digestion was necessary to increase recovery of Co and Cu in seawater by 15.6% and 11.4%, respectively, and achieved full break-down of spiked Co-containing vitamin B12 complexes. Low blank levels and detection limits could be achieved (e.g., 0.029 nmol L(-1) for Fe and 0.028 nmol L(-1) for Zn) with the use of high purity reagents. Precision and accuracy were assessed using SAFe S, D1, and D2 reference seawaters, and results were in good agreement with available consensus values. The presented method is ideal for

  11. Effects of PbO-B2O3 Glass Doping on the Sintering Temperature and Piezoelectric Properties of 0.35Pb (Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.65Pb(Zr0.41Ti0.59)O3 Ceramics

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    Yi, Jinqiao; Shen, Meng; Liu, Sisi; Jiang, Shenglin

    2015-12-01

    0.35Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.65Pb(Zr0.41Ti0.59)O3 (PNN-PZT) ceramics doped with 0.5PbO-0.5B2O3 glass have been synthesized by the conventional solid-state sintering technique. The effects of 0.5PbO-0.5B2O3 glass on the sintering temperature and piezoelectric properties of PNN-PZT ceramics were studied. The results indicated that the sintering temperature of PNN-PZT was significantly reduced due to the incorporation of 0.5PbO-0.5B2O3 glass dopant. When the content of 0.5PbO-0.5B2O3 glass was 0.5 wt.%, the sintering temperature of PNN-PZT was observed to reduce from above 1200°C to 920°C while the samples maintained high density (7.91 g/cm3), excellent piezoelectric constant ( d 33 = 479 pC/N), large electromechanical coupling coefficient ( K p = 0.55), and relatively low electromechanical quality factor ( Q m = 79). Moreover, large dielectric constant ( ɛ 33 T / ɛ 0 = 2904) and low dielectric loss (tan δ = 0.0166) were obtained in this work.

  12. Sterics level the rates of proton transfer to [Ni(XPh){PhP(CH₂CH₂PPh₂)₂}]⁺ (X = O, S or Se).

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    Alwaaly, Ahmed; Henderson, Richard A

    2014-09-04

    Rates of proton transfers between lutH(+) (lut = 2,6-dimethylpyridine) and [Ni(XPh)(PhP{CH2CH2PPh2}2)](+) (X = O, S or Se) are slow and show little variation (k(O) : k(S) : k(Se) = 1 : 12 : 9). This unusual behaviour is a consequence of sterics affecting the optimal interaction between the reactants prior to proton transfer.

  13. Magnetoelectric coupling and spin-dependent tunneling in Fe/PbTiO{sub 3}/Fe multiferroic heterostructure with a Ni monolayer inserted at one interface

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    Dai, Jian-Qing, E-mail: djqkust@sina.com; Zhang, Hu; Song, Yu-Min [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China)

    2015-08-07

    We report on first-principles calculations of a Ni monolayer inserted at one interface in the epitaxial Fe/PbTiO{sub 3}/Fe multiferroic heterostructure, focusing on the magnetoelectric coupling and the spin-dependent transport properties. The results of magnetoelectric coupling calculations reveal an attractive approach to realize cumulative magnetoelectric effects in the ferromagnetic/ferroelectric/ferromagnetic superlattices. The underlying physics is attributed to the combinations of several different magnetoelectric coupling mechanisms such as interface bonding, spin-dependent screening, and different types of magnetic interactions. We also demonstrate that inserting a Ni monolayer at one interface in the Fe/PbTiO{sub 3}/Fe multiferroic tunnel junction is an efficient method to produce considerable tunneling electroresistance effect by modifying the tunnel potential barrier and the interfacial electronic structure. Furthermore, coexistence of tunneling magnetoresistance and tunneling electroresistance leads to the emergence of four distinct resistance states, which can be served as a multistate-storage device. The complicated influencing factors including bulk properties of the ferromagnetic electrodes, decay rates of the evanescent states in the tunnel barrier, and the specific interfacial electronic structure provide us promising opportunities to design novel multiferroic tunnel junctions with excellent performances.

  14. Effect of EDTA, EDDS, NTA and citric acid on electrokinetic remediation of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn contaminated dredged marine sediment.

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    Song, Yue; Ammami, Mohamed-Tahar; Benamar, Ahmed; Mezazigh, Salim; Wang, Huaqing

    2016-06-01

    In recent years, electrokinetic (EK) remediation method has been widely considered to remove metal pollutants from contaminated dredged sediments. Chelating agents are used as electrolyte solutions to increase metal mobility. This study aims to investigate heavy metal (HM) (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) mobility by assessing the effect of different chelating agents (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS), nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) or citric acid (CA)) in enhancing EK remediation efficiency. The results show that, for the same concentration (0.1 mol L(-1)), EDTA is more suitable to enhance removal of Ni (52.8 %), Pb (60.1 %) and Zn (34.9 %). EDDS provides effectiveness to increase Cu removal efficiency (52 %), while EDTA and EDDS have a similar enhancement removal effect on As EK remediation (30.5∼31.3 %). CA is more suitable to enhance Cd removal (40.2 %). Similar Cr removal efficiency was provided by EK remediation tests (35.6∼43.5 %). In the migration of metal-chelate complexes being directed towards the anode, metals are accumulated in the middle sections of the sediment matrix for the tests performed with EDTA, NTA and CA. But, low accumulation of metal contamination in the sediment was observed in the test using EDDS.

  15. Removal of Heavy Metals Pb2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Ni2+, Co2+ and Fe3+ from Aqueous Solutions by using Xanthium Pensylvanicum

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    Jaber SALEHZADEH

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The hazardous ill effects of heavy metals on the environment and public health is a matter of serious concern. Biosorption is emerging as a sustainable effective technology. Heavy metals in water resources are one of the most important environmental problems of countries. The intensification of industrial activity and environmental stress greatly contributes to the significant rise of heavy metal pollution in water resources making threats on terrestrial and aquatic life. The toxicity of metal pollution is slow and interminable, as these metal ions are non bio-degradable. The adsorption capacity of Xanthium Pensylvanicum towards metal ions such as Pb2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, Ni2+, Co2+ and Fe3+, was studied. The adsorption capacity was performed by batch experiments as a function of process parameters (such as sorption time and pH. Experimental results showed that the removal percentages increasing of metal ions at pH=4, initial concentration of metal ions 10 mg/L, and after 90 min of shaking was: Zn2+ < Cd2+ < Cu2+ < Pb2+ < Ni2+ < Fe3+ < Co2+.

  16. Potential use of gypsum and lime rich industrial by-products for induced reduction of Pb, Zn and Ni leachability in an acid soil

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    Rodriguez-Jorda, M.P. [Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 115 dpdo, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Garrido, F., E-mail: fernando.garrido@ccma.csic.es [Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 115 dpdo, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Garcia-Gonzalez, M.T. [Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 115 dpdo, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2010-03-15

    This study evaluates the potential use of four industrial by-products (phosphogypsum (PG), red gypsum (RG), sugar foam (SF), and ashes from biomass combustion (ACB)), applied at two rates in single and combined amendments to reduce the mobility and availability of Pb, Zn and Ni in a metal-spiked acid soil. Leaching experiments were done to estimate leachability indexes and assess their effectiveness. Most of the treatments significantly reduced the metal leachability although only a few were effective for all metals. Based on principal component and cluster analysis, sugar foam (SF) and a mixture of RG and ACB (RG+ACB), both applied at high rate, were selected as first choices to reduce mobility and availability of the three metals. Metal sorption mechanisms involved in the reduction of their leachability were identified using scanning electron microscopy. In the SF-treated samples, the metals were found associated to amorphous Al-hydroxy polymers deposited on phyllosilicates and organic matter particles. In the (RG+ACB)-treated samples, Pb, Zn, and traces of Ni were found associated to Fe/Ti oxide phases with a significant concentration of S, suggesting the formation of metal-sulfate ternary complexes.

  17. Implications of Late Cretaceous U-Pb zircon ages of granitic intrusions cutting ophiolitic and volcanogenic rocks for the assembly of the Tauride allochthon in SE Anatolia (Helete area, Kahramanmaraş Region, SE Turkey)

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    Nurlu, Nusret; Parlak, Osman; Robertson, Alastair; von Quadt, Albrecht

    2016-01-01

    An assemblage of NE-SW-trending, imbricate thrust slices (c. 26 km E-W long × 6.3 km N-S) of granitic rocks, basic-felsic volcanogenic rocks (Helete volcanics), ophiolitic rocks (Meydan ophiolite) and melange (Meydan melange) is exposed near the Tauride thrust front in SE Anatolia. The volcanogenic rocks were previously assumed to be Eocene because of associated Nummulitic limestones. However, ion probe U-Pb dating of zircons extracted from the intrusive granitic rocks yielded ages of 92.9 ± 2.2-83.1 ± 1.5 Ma (Cenomanian-Campanian). The Helete volcanic unit and the overlying Meydan ophiolitic rocks both are intruded by granitic rocks of similar age and composition. Structurally underlying ophiolite-related melange includes similar-aged, but fragmented granitic intrusions. Major, trace element and rare earth element analyses coupled with electron microprobe analysis of the granitic rocks show that they are metaluminus to peraluminus and calc-alkaline in composition. A magmatic arc setting is inferred from a combination of tectonomagmatic discrimination, ocean ridge granite-normalized multi-element patterns and biotite geochemistry. Sr-Nd-Pb isotope data further suggest that the granitoid rocks were derived from variably mixed mantle and crustal sources. Granitic rocks cutting the intrusive rocks are inferred to have crystallized at ~5-16 km depth. The volcanogenic rocks and granitic rocks originated in a supra-subduction zone setting that was widely developed throughout SE Anatolia. Initial tectonic assembly took place during the Late Cretaceous probably related to northward subduction and accretion beneath the Tauride continent (Keban and Malatya platforms). Initial tectonic assembly was followed by exhumation and then transgression by shelf-depth Nummulitic limestones during Mid-Eocene, as documented in several key outcrops. Final emplacement onto the Arabian continental margin took place during the Early Miocene.

  18. Trajectory control of PbSe-{gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoplatforms under viscous flow and an external magnetic field

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    Etgar, Lioz; Lifshitz, Efrat; Tannenbaum, Rina [Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel); Nakhmani, Arie; Tannenbaum, Allen, E-mail: ssefrat@tx.technion.ac.il, E-mail: rinatan@tx.technion.ac.il [Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel)

    2010-04-30

    The flow behavior of nanostructure clusters, consisting of chemically bonded PbSe quantum dots and magnetic {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles, has been investigated. The clusters are regarded as model nanoplatforms with multiple functionalities, where the {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} magnets serve as transport vehicles, manipulated by an external magnetic field gradient, and the quantum dots act as fluorescence tags within an optical window in the near-infrared regime. The clusters' flow was characterized by visualizing their trajectories within a viscous fluid (mimicking a blood stream), using an optical imaging method, while the trajectory pictures were analyzed by a specially developed processing package. The trajectories were examined under various flow rates, viscosities and applied magnetic field strengths. The results revealed a control of the trajectories even at low magnetic fields (<1 T), validating the use of similar nanoplatforms as active targeting constituents in personalized medicine.

  19. Size-dependent electron transfer from PbSe quantum dots to SnO2 monitored by picosecond Terahertz spectroscopy.

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    Cánovas, Enrique; Moll, Puck; Jensen, Søren A; Gao, Yunan; Houtepen, Arjan J; Siebbeles, Laurens D A; Kinge, Sachin; Bonn, M

    2011-12-14

    We report the direct and unambiguous determination of electron transfer rates and efficiencies from PbSe quantum dots (QDs) to mesoporous SnO2 films. We monitor the time-dependent electron density within the oxide with picosecond time resolution using Terahertz spectroscopy, following optical excitation of the QDs using a femtosecond laser pulse. QD-oxide electron transfer occurs with efficiencies of ∼2% in our samples under 800 nm pumping with a marked dependence on QD size, ranging from ∼100 ps injection times for the smallest, ∼2 nm diameter QDs, to ∼1 ns time scale for ∼7 nm QDs. The size-dependent electron transfer rates are modeled within the framework of Marcus theory and the implications of the results for device design are discussed.

  20. Colloidal PbSe quantum dot-solution-filled liquid-core optical fiber for 1.55 μm telecommunication wavelengths.

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    Zhang, Lei; Zhang, Yu; Kershaw, Steve V; Zhao, Yanhui; Wang, Yu; Jiang, Yongheng; Zhang, Tieqiang; Yu, William W; Gu, Pengfei; Wang, Yiding; Zhang, Hanzhuang; Rogach, Andrey L

    2014-03-14

    We have studied the optical properties of PbSe colloidal quantum dot-solution filled hollow core multimode silica waveguides as a function of quantum dot-solution concentration, waveguide length, optical pump power and choice of organic solvent in order to establish the conditions to maximize near infrared spontaneous emission intensities. The optical performance was compared and showed good agreement with a simple three level system model for the quantum dots confined in an optical waveguide. Near infrared absorption-free solvent of tetrachlorethylene was confirmed to be a good candidate for the waveguide medium due to the enhancement of output intensity from the liquid-core fiber compared to the performance in toluene-based fiber. This approach demonstrates a useful method for early characterization of quantum dot materials in a waveguide test-bed with minimal material processing on the colloidal nanoparticles.

  1. Study of environmental contamination in growth tree rings of Copaifera Langsdorfii by SR-TXRF: evaluation of Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb

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    Faria, Bruna Fernanda; Moreira, Silvana, E-mail: bffaria@yahoo.com.b [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo. Dept. de Saneamento e Ambiente; Vives, Ana Elisa S. de, E-mail: aesvives@unimep.b [Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Santa Barbara D' Oeste, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia, Arquitetura e Urbanismo

    2009-07-01

    Some arboreal species present annual cycles of growth and sleeping, registered in the log by different anatomical structures - the growth rings. With the objective of verifying the industrial activity in the city of Bauru, SP samples were submitted to a quantitative analysis in order to verify the bio-accumulation of metals. For that Synchrotron Radiation Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence was used. Samples of Copaifera Langsdorfii (Copaiba) were collected close to Municipal Forest of Bauru, SP located at 200m of distance of a disabled company of energy accumulators (batteries) known by receiving several penalties of CETESB due disagreement with the environmental legislation. Through the quantification of the elements Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb in the annual growth rings were possible to verify the influence of the battery industry in the local pollution. The temporal variation of Pb showed that after the interdiction of the battery industry the concentrations are close to the reference value, but in the periods previous to the industry interdiction the Pb concentrations were above the reference value. For Cr, 46% of the samples presented superior concentration to the reference value. Zinc presented larger concentration in the period from 1996 to 1998, reaching 1383 mug g{sup -1}. For Cu the concentrations were higher than the reference value in almost all periods analyzed, that is, from 1969 to 2004. On the other hand Ni presented great oscillation in its concentration, and the highest values were observed in the period from 1969 to 1971 and from 1999 to 2001, reaching 87 mug g{sup -1}. (author)

  2. La lengua de señas colombiana como mediadora en el proceso de conceptualizacion de nociones relacionadas con las ciencias sociales en niños y niñas no oyentes

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    2010-01-01

    Tesis (Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud).Universidad de Manizales. CINDE, 2010 Durante mucho tiempo se pensó que los procesos educativos de las personas no oyentes deberían hacer énfasis en el desarrollo de las habilidades comunicativas desde el lenguaje oral, perspectiva que negó entonces sus posibilidades de utilizar la lengua de señas como su lengua materna. Sólo a partir de la década de los sesenta, cuando se realizaron los primeros estudios linguisticos de la lengua de...

  3. Spectroscopic and dielectric properties of crystallized PbO-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-As{sub 2}O{sub 3}:NiO glass system

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    Padmanabham, A.; Gandhi, Y.; Satyanarayana, T. [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521201, A.P. (India); Veeraiah, N., E-mail: nvr8@rediffmail.co [Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Nuzvid Campus, Nuzvid 521201, A.P. (India)

    2009-11-20

    Glasses of the composition 40PbO-(20 - x)Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-40As{sub 2}O{sub 3} were crystallized with different concentrations of NiO (x) ranging from 0 to 1.5 mol%. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and differential thermal analysis techniques. The X-ray diffraction and the scanning electron microscopic studies have revealed the presence of NiSb{sub 2}O{sub 6}, NiAs{sub 2}O{sub 4}, Ni{sub 2}As{sub 2}O{sub 7}, Pb{sub 5}Sb{sub 2}O{sub 8}, PbSb{sub 2}O{sub 6}, Pb{sub 5}Sb{sub 4}O{sub 11} crystalline phases in these samples. Spectroscopic (IR and optical absorption), magnetic and dielectric studies have been investigated. The IR spectral studies have pointed out the glass ceramic network is composed of conventional AsO{sub 3} and SbO{sub 3} structural units; these studies have further indicated that the concentration of symmetrical vibrations of above structural groups decrease with increase in the concentration of NiO beyond 0.8 mol%. The analysis of the results of optical absorption, magnetic properties and dielectric properties has indicated that there is a gradual transformation of Ni{sup 2+} ions from octahedral to tetrahedral positions when the concentration of the crystallizing agent NiO is increased beyond 0.8 mol%. From these results it is also assessed that the glass crystallized with about 0.8 mol% of NiO is more suitable for getting maximum luminescence efficiency in the NIR region.

  4. Estudo de metais pesados (Co, Cu, Fe, Cr, Ni, Mn, Pb e Zn na Bacia do Tarumã-Açu Manaus (AM Heavy metal (Co, Cu, Fe, Cr, Ni, Mn, Pb e Zn study in the Tarumã-Açu Basin Manaus (AM

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    Genilson Pereira Santana

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Os resíduos gerados em domicílios incluem diversos produtos, como pesticidas, produtos farmacêuticos, detergentes, óleos de cozinha, metais pesados contidos em baterias e outros utensílios. Esses resíduos são lançados continuamente em aterro sanitário ou lixões em cidades como Manaus. O chorume produzido nesses aterros, quando não tratados, contamina recursos hídricos superficiais e subterrâneos. Neste estudo foi feita uma avaliação das conseqüências da liberação do chorume no sistema hídrico da bacia do Tarumã-Açu. Amostras de água e sedimento foram coletadas nos igarapés Matrinxã, Acará, Bolívia, bacia do Tarumã-Açu e dentro do aterro sanitário (Manaus - Amazonas - Brasil em março 2001. As amostras de água foram filtradas em filtro Milipore (0,45 mm de poro e, em seguida, tratadas com HNO3 concentrado. As amostras de sedimento foram peneiradas em malha de 0,053 mm e digeridas com HCl:HNO3 (1:3 a 150ºC. As concentrações de alguns metais pesados (Co, Cu, Fe, Cr, Ni, Mn, Pb e Zn foram determinadas nas amostras de água e sedimento por espectrometria de absorção atômica de chama. Os resultados revelaram que a concentração dos metais pesados é muito acima dos permitidos pela resolução 357/2005 do CONAMA em praticamente todos os locais amostrados, mostrando que o Aterro Sanitário é um dos principais responsáveis pelo impacto ambiental observado nos corpos hídricos estudados. As análises dos componentes principais (PCA e hierárquica de cluster (HCA, revelam que os pontos de coleta localizados dentro do aterro sanitário apresentam características diferentes dos outros locais amostrados. Além disso, o HCA e PCA mostraram que existe uma similaridade entre os pontos de coleta localizados fora do aterro o que permite afirmar que o chorume do aterro se dissolve por todo corpo hídrico estudado.Domestic sewage involves several products, such as pesticides, pharmaceutics products, detergents, soybean oil

  5. Niños que se hacen hombres: Conformación de identidades masculinas de agricultores en Costa Rica

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    Mauricio Menjívar

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo analizo la construcción de la identidad masculina en niños de familias de agricultores del Valle Central de Costa Rica y Guanacaste (1912-1960. Son cuatro los objetivos: estudiar los mecanismos sociales de pasaje de la niñez a la hombría; analizar el aporte de las mujeres en dicha construcción; discutir los factores que explican la inexistencia de la adolescencia y contrastar el proceso de construcción identitaria de los niños con el de las niñas. Para ello, en la investigación parto del enfoque biográfico. En este estudio encuentro que en el paso de la niñez a la hombría son clave: el rendimiento laboral, las estrategias familiares de sobrevivencia y los criterios de género.

  6. Niños que se hacen hombres: Conformación de identidades masculinas de agricultores en Costa Rica

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    Mauricio Menjívar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo analizo la construcción de la identidad masculina en niños de familias de agricultores del Valle Central de Costa Rica y Guanacaste (1912-1960. Son cuatro los objetivos: estudiar los mecanismos sociales de pasaje de la niñez a la hombría; analizar el aporte de las mujeres en dicha construcción; discutir los factores que explican la inexistencia de la adolescencia y contrastar el proceso de construcción identitaria de los niños con el de las niñas. Para ello, en la investigación parto del enfoque biográfico. En este estudio encuentro que en el paso de la niñez a la hombría son clave: el rendimiento laboral, las estrategias familiares de sobrevivencia y los criterios de género.

  7. Neutron Scattering Study of Magnetic Excitation Spectrum on Fe1-x(Ni/Cu)xTe0.5Se0.5

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    Xu, Zhijun; Wen, Jinsheng; Xu, Guangyong; Gu, Genda; Tranquada, John

    2012-02-01

    We have performed a series of neutron scattering and magnetization measurements on Fe1-x(Ni/Cu)xTe0.5Se0.5 with different Ni/Cu compositions to study the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity. Substituting 2% and 4% of Ni for Fe reduces Tc from 15 K to 12 K and 8 K, while 10% of Cu results in lost of superconductivity. Spin resonance with lower energy are found in all superconducting samples. The overall shape of the low energy magnetic dispersion changes from two incommensurate vertical columns at T>>Tc to a distinctly different U-shaped dispersion at low temperature in superconducting samples. This spectral reconstruction is apparent for temperature up to 3Tc. On the other hand, no static order around (0.5,0,0.5) was found in any of these samples.

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

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

    2017-01-01

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

  9. ¿Por qué se vinculan las niñas a los grupos guerrilleros y paramilitares en Colombia?

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    Florentino Moreno Martín

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo realiza una comparación entre las explicaciones que los investigadores del fenómeno de los niños soldado en Colombia dan de los motivos por los cuales los menores ingresaron a los grupos armados ilegales, con los testimonios de las 21 niñas desmovilizadas en Antioquia durante 2004. Se hizo un análisis de contenido de las investigaciones empíricas y de las sucesivas entrevistas en profundidad en las que participaron las niñas. Existe coincidencia entre niñas e investigadores en la relativa importancia atribuida al maltrato familiar y a la casi nula motivación ideológica, pero se dan diferencias significativas en el mayor peso atribuido por los investigadores a determinismos objetivos como la pobreza, y en la gran importancia atribuida por las menores a elementos lúdicos como el afán de aventura, la diversión y los criterios estéticos.

  10. Orthorhombic-to-monoclinic phase transition of Ta2NiSe5 induced by the Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons

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    Kaneko, T.; Toriyama, T.; Konishi, T.; Ohta, Y.

    2013-01-01

    Using the band structure calculation and mean-field analysis of the derived three-chain Hubbard model with phonon degrees of freedom, we discuss the origin of the orthorhombic-to-monoclinic phase transition of the layered chalcogenide Ta2NiSe5. We show that the Bose-Einstein condensation of excitonic electron-hole pairs cooperatively induces the instability of the phonon mode at momentum q→0 in the quasi-one-dimensional Ta-NiSe-Ta chain, resulting in the structural phase transition of the system. The calculated single-particle spectra reproduce the deformation of the band structure observed in the angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy experiment.

  11. Unraveling the tectonic evolution of a Neoproterozoic-Cambrian active margin in the Ribeira Orogen (Se Brazil): U-Pb and Lu-Hf provenance data

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    Fernandes, Gabriel Lamounier de F. [Servico Geologico do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (DRM-RJ), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Schmitt, Renata; Bongiolo, Everton M.; Mendes, Julio [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil); Basei, Miguel S. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    Full text: The Neoproterozoic-Ordovician Central Ribeira Orogen, in SE Brazil, presents two contrasting tectonic domains in its southern portion: (a) The Arc Domain constituted of Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic magmatic rocks and low P-high T metamorphic para (Sao Fidelis Group) - and ortho- derived units (in Oriental Terrane); and (b) The Basement Domain, constituted of a Paleoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic medium P-high T metamorphic para (Palmital-Buzios Succession)- and ortho-derived units (in Cabo Frio Tectonic Domain). Our work focuses on paraderived rocks sequences from both domains. The provenance analysis using U-Pb and Lu-Hf in zircon grains is presented here as an effective tool to unravel the paleogeography and nature of the pre-collisional sedimentary basins. We performed 505 analyses (U-Pb) on detrital zircon grains and some metamorphic overgrowths from six paragneiss samples. Besides, 141 analyses (Lu-Hf) in six samples only on the detrital zircon grains domains. All samples present a main peak from Neoproterozoic sources (750-570 Ma) and the other minor peak in the Stenian/Tonian periods (1200-850Ma), this indicate an orogenic contribution for this basin. Scarce register from the Mesoproterozoic and two peaks in the Archean/Paleoproterozoic (2.6 and 1.9 Ga) are recognized as a contribution from an ancient continent. The Lu-Hf data reveals a juvenile source for the detrital zircon grains from Buzios Succession while Palmital and Sao Fidelis Group units show a main crustal signature for their detrital zircon population. Based on the U-Pb and Lu-Hf data presented here, plus petrological data, geological correlations, and compilation of data from literature, we propose a tectonic model for the origin of para-derived rocks from the eastern part of the Ribeira Orogen. Starting with an extensional environment of ca. 600 Ma in a back-arc basin (Buzios succession deposition) and continuing as an active margin between 570 and 550 Ma in the fore-arc and prism

  12. First-principles study the elastic constant, electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of Zr1 - xHfxNiPb (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1)

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    Wang, Dongyang; Wang, Guangtao

    2017-02-01

    Based on first-principles calculations we systematically studied the electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of Zr1 - xHfxNiPb (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1) compounds with TB-mBJ and TB-mBJ plus spin-orbit coupling methods. Our results indicate that these compounds are thermodynamic stabled narrow-gap semiconductors. The low frequency optical branches intersect with the acoustic modes below 75cm-1 for these artificial compounds, which enhance the phonon scattering and then decrease thermal conductivity. The Hf substitution significantly decreases the lattice thermal conductivity from 13.1Wm-1K-1 (x = 0) to 0.23Wm-1K-1 (x = 0.25) at 300 K. We confirmed that the Hf doping hardly influences the power factors S2 Tσ in both of p- and n-type, but greatly decreases the thermal conductivity κ, i.e. improving the figure of merit ZT =S2 Tσ / κ. The Zr0.75Hf0.25 NiPb , Zr0.5Hf0.5 NiPb and Zr0.25Hf0.75 NiPb , with ultra low thermal conductivity (0.23, 2.2 and 0.48Wm-1K-1 at 300 K) and higher power factor, may become new candidates of high performance thermoelectric materials in both of p- and n-type.

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

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

    2017-04-01

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

  14. Zn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Pb(II) complexes of tridentate asymmetrical Schiff base ligands: Synthesis, characterization, properties and biological activity

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    Şahin, Mustafa; Koçak, Nuriye; Erdenay, Damla; Arslan, Uğur

    2013-02-01

    New asymmetrical tridentate Schiff base ligands were synthesized using 1,2-phenylenediamine, 4-methyl-1,2-phenylenediamine, 2-hydroxy-1-napthaldehyde, 9-anthracenecarboxaldehyde. Schiff base ligands and their metal complexes were synthesised and characterized by using FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, UV-Vis, XRD, ESR, elemental analysis and fluorescence studies. The antimicrobial activity of the ligands and their metal complexes were studied against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213, S. aureus ATCC 25923, Streptococcus mutans RSHM 676, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853. The determination of the antibacterial activity was done using the broth microdilution methods. In general, it has been determined that the studied compounds have MIC values similar to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It has been found that Ni, Pb, Zn derivatives of HL1A and ZnL2A has lower MIC values than ampicillin for P. aeruginosa ATCC 27853 strain.

  15. DISLOCATIONS MOBILITY UNDER THE IMAGE FORCE EFFECT IN BICRYSTALS OF CFC MATERIALS: CU-X, X = PB, AL, AU, AG AND NI

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The image force undergone by a matrix dislocations close and parallel to an interphase boundary is studied in Cu-X bicrystals (with X = Pb, Al, Au, Ag, Ni for disorientations ranging between 0° and 90°.  Dislocations have a Burgers vector  = a/2 [110]. The elastic energy of dislocation-boundary interaction is calculated within the framework of anisotropic linear elasticity. The elastic energy is related to the difference of the two metals shear moduli. It is about a few hundred pico Joule per meter. The image force can be repulsive or attractive according to the sign and the intensity of shear moduli difference. The isoenergy maps have various symmetries according to the disorientation.

  16. Efficiency of Aluminum and Iron Electrodes for the Removal of Heavy Metals [(Ni (II), Pb (II), Cd (II)] by Electrocoagulation Method

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    Khosa, Muhammad Kaleem; Jamal, Muhammad Asghar; Hussain, Amira; Muneer, Majid; Zia, Khalid Mahmood [Government College Univ., Faisalabad (Pakistan); Hafeez, Samia [Bahaud-din-Zakariya Univ., Multan (Pakistan)

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    Electrocoagulation (EC) technique is applied for the treatment of wastewater containing heavy metals ions such as nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) by using sacrificial anodes corrode to release active coagulant flocs usually aluminium or iron cations into the solution. During electrolytic reactions hydrogen gas evolve at the cathode. All the experiments were carried out in Batch mode. The tank was filled with synthetic wastewater containing heavy metals and efficiency of electrocoagulation in combination with aluminum and iron electrodes were investigated for removal of such metals. Several parameters, such as contact time, pH, electro-coagulant concentration, and current density were optimized to achieve maximum removal efficiency (%). The concentrations of heavy metals were determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS). It is found that the electro-coagulation process has potential to be utilized for the cost-effective removal of heavy metals from wastewater specially using iron electrodes in terms of high removal efficiencies and operating cost.

  17. Adsorption of Co(II), Ni(II), Pb(II) and U(VI) from Aqueous Solutions using Polyaniline/Graphene Oxide Composites

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    Liu, Zhengjie; Li, Changzhen; Dong, Yunhui; Li, Yueyun [Shandong University of Technology, Zibo (China); Yang, Jianwei [Shandong Moris Technology Co.. Ltd, Weifang (China); Li, Jiaxing [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei (China); Jiang, Yajuan [Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company, Beijing (China)

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    Polyaniline modified graphene oxide (PANI/GO) composites were synthesized by dilute polymerization technique and were characterized by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The characterization results indicated that polyaniline molecules were successfully grafted on GO surfaces. The application of PANI/GO composites to the adsorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions was investigated under ambient conditions. The maximum adsorption capacities of Co(II), Ni(II), Pb(II) and U(VI) ions on PANI/GO composites calculated from Langmuir models are 22.28, 25.67, 65.40 and 1552.31 mg/g, respectively. The excellent adsorption capacity suggests that PANI/GO composites can be applied as a promising adsorbent in heavy metal pollution cleanup in environmental pollution management.

  18. Concentrations of Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Cd, Pb, Ni in selected Nigerian tubers, legumes and cereals and estimates of the adult daily intakes.

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    Akinyele, I O; Shokunbi, O S

    2015-04-15

    This study was designed to determine the levels of microminerals (manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr)) and heavy metals (cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and nickel (Ni)) in some tubers, legumes and cereals obtained from the markets in Abeokuta city, South-West Nigeria. The food samples were digested by dry ashing procedure and their minerals were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results show mean values of 1.67-32.00, 7.25-61.58, 1.59-10.56, 6.65-46.99, 0.02-0.58, legumes and cereals from various parts of the world. The daily intakes of the metals through tubers, legumes and cereals were found to be lower than the provisional tolerable daily intakes proposed by Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.

  19. Ferroelectric and photovoltaic properties of transition metal doped Pb(Zr0.14Ti0.56Ni0.30O3-δ thin films

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    Shalini Kumari

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We report nearly single phase Pb(Zr0.14Ti0.56Ni0.30O3-δ (PZTNi30 ferroelectric having large remanent polarization (15–30 μC/cm2, 0.3–0.4 V open circuit voltage (VOC, reduced band gap (direct 3.4 eV, and indirect 2.9 eV, large ON and OFF photo current ratio, and the fast decay time. Reasonably good photo current density (1–5 μA/cm2 was obtained without gate bias voltage which significantly increased with large bias field. Ferroelectric polarization dictates the polarity of VOC and direction of short circuit current (ISC, a step forward towards the realization of noncentrosymmetric ferroelectric material sensitive to visible light.

  20. Comparing hydrostatic-pressure- and epitaxial-strain-induced phase transitions in multiferroic PbNiO3 from first principles

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    Tian, Hao; Kuang, Xiao-Yu; Mao, Ai-Jie; Zhao, Hong-Jian; Li, Hui; Kuang, Fang-Guang

    2015-02-01

    First-principles calculations are performed to simulate hydrostatic pressure and misfit strain effect on PbNiO3 (PNO) material. Significant difference between hydrostatic pressure and misfit strain effect is discovered. That is (1) a hydrostatic-pressure-induced phase transition from a rhombohedral R3c phase to an orthorhombic Pnma phase emerges around 6 GPa; and (2) an epitaxial-strain-induced phase transition from a monoclinic Cc phase (the sequel to a monoclinic distortion from R3c) to an orthorhombic Pbnm phase occurs about -3.3% misfit strain. Besides, the behaviors of oxygen octahedra tilting, polarization and the magnetic ordering temperature TN have been found to be strikingly affected by the variation of hydrostatic pressure and misfit strain, respectively. Finally, origins of the induced phase transitions are revealed.

  1. Cuando las niñas se convierten en madres: Problemas de embarazo en niñas entre 11 y 15 años

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    Bárbara Plockinger

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar los riesgos obstétricos en las adolescentes embarazadas menores de 16 años. Desde julio de 1970 hasta junio de 1993 dieron a luz en la Clínica Ginecoobstétrica de la Universidad de Viena, 188 niñas entre 11 y 15 años. Sirvieron como grupo de control las primíparas entre 20 y 24 años de edad, que dieron a luz en ese mismo período (n=4 569. No se detectaron diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos en relación con la aparición de enfermedades hipertensivas del embarazo (2,1 % vs 3,5 %, tasa de partos prematuros (24,4 % vs 29,8 %, número de recién nacidos con menos de 2 500 g de peso (10,1 % vs 9,1 % peso prommedio al nacer (3 082 vs 3 117 g, frecuencia de crecimiento intrauterino retardado (2,1 % vs 2,4 % y malformaciones congénitas (1,6 % vs 3,1 %, así como mortalidad perinatal a finales de la primera semana de vida (1,1 % vs 0,5 %. En las madres adolescentes el número de operaciones cesáreas fue mucho menor que en las madres del grupo de control (6,4 % vs 11,3 % p The objective of this study was to evaluate the obstetric risks in pregnant adolescents under 16. 188 girls agee 11-15 gave birth at the Gynecoobstetric Clinic of the University of Viena from July, 1970, to June, 1993. Primiparas between 20 and 24 years old, who gave birth during the same period (n=4 569, were used as control group. No significant differences were observed between both groups in connection with the appearance of hypertensive disease resulting from pregnancy (2,1 % vs 3,5 %, rate of premature deliveries (24,4 % vs 29,8 %, number of newborns under 2 500 g of weight (10,1 % vs 9,1 %, average birthweight (3 082 vs 3 117g, frequency of retarded intrauterine growth (2,1 % vs 2,4 % and congenital malformations (1,6 % vs 3,1 %, as well as perinatal mortality at the end of the first week of life (1,1 % vs 0,5 %. In adolescent mothers the number of cesarotomies was lower than among the mothers from the control group (6

  2. Three new chalcohalides, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbS{sub 8}Br{sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbSe{sub 8}Br{sub 2} and Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}SnS{sub 8}Br{sub 2}: Syntheses, crystal structures, band gaps, and electronic structures

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    Lin, Zuohong; Feng, Kai; Tu, Heng; Kang, Lei [Center for Crystal Research and Development, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Lin, Zheshuai [Center for Crystal Research and Development, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Yao, Jiyong, E-mail: jyao@mail.ipc.ac.cn [Center for Crystal Research and Development, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Wu, Yicheng [Center for Crystal Research and Development, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-10-25

    Highlights: • Three new chalcohalides: Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbS{sub 8}Br{sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbSe{sub 8}Br{sub 2} and Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}SnS{sub 8}Br{sub 2} have been synthesized. • The MQ{sub 5}Br octahedra and GeQ{sub 4} tetrahedra form a three-dimensional framework with Ba{sup 2+} in the channels. • Band Gaps and electronic structures of the three compounds were studied. - Abstract: Single crystals of three new chalcohalides: Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbS{sub 8}Br{sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbSe{sub 8}Br{sub 2} and Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}SnS{sub 8}Br{sub 2} have been synthesized for the first time. These isostructural compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic space group Pnma. In the structure, the tetra-valent Ge atom is tetrahedrally coordinated with four Q (Q = S, Se) atoms, while the bi-valent M atom (M = Pb, Sn) is coordinated with an obviously distorted octahedron of five Q (Q = S, Se) atoms and one Br atom, showing the stereochemical activity of the ns{sup 2} lone pair electron. The MQ{sub 5}Br (M = Sn, Pb; Q = S, Se) distorted octahedra and the GeQ{sub 4} (Q = S, Se) tetrahedra are connected to each other to form a three-dimensional framework with channels occupied by Ba{sup 2+} cations. Based on UV–vis–NIR spectroscopy measurements and the electronic structure calculations, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbS{sub 8}Br{sub 2}, Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}PbSe{sub 8}Br{sub 2} and Ba{sub 4}Ge{sub 2}SnS{sub 8}Br{sub 2} have indirect band gaps of 2.054, 1.952, and 2.066 eV respectively, which are mainly determined by the orbitals from the Ge, M and Q atoms (M = Pb, Sn; Q = S, Se)

  3. Physico-chemical characterisation and sorption measurements of Cs, Sr, Ni, Eu, Th, Sn and Se on Opalinus clay from Mont Terri

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    Lauber, Matthias; Baeyens, Bart; Bradbury, Michael H

    2000-12-01

    Opalinus Clay is currently under investigation as a potential host rock for the disposal of high level and long-lived intermediate radioactive waste. A throughout physico-chemical characterisation was carried out on a bore core sample from the underground rock laboratory Mont Terri (Canton Jura). The results of these investigations indicate that the major characteristics (mineralogy, cation exchange capacity, cation occupancies, selectivity coefficients, chloride and sulphate inventories) were very similar to a different core sample, previously used for pore water modelling studies. It was concluded that the pore water compositions derived in the earlier studies were reliable and could be used in this work. The organic matter which dissolved from the Opalinus Clay rock was not humic or fulvic acids and the concentration remaining in the liquid phase in the sorption experiments was < 0.5 ppm C. The organic matter is therefore considered to have little or no influence on the sorption behaviour of the studied radionuclides. Redox potential measurements of the Opalinus Clay/synthetic pore water system inside the glove boxes indicated anoxic conditions. The main focus of the experimental work presented here is on the sorption behaviour of Cs (I), Sr (II), Ni (II), Eu (III), Th (IV), Sn (IV) and Se (IV) on Opalinus Clay equilibrated with synthetic pore waters at pH 6.3 and 8. Sorption isotherms were measured for Cs, Ni, Eu, Th and Se. Single point data were measured for Sr and Sn. For all radionuclides studied the sorption kinetics were measured first. The times required to complete the sorption on the Opalinus Clay varied between one day for Th and one month for Ni and Se. Within the concentration ranges under study the uptake of Cs, Ni, Eu and Se on Opalinus Clay was non-linear, whereas for Th a linear sorption behaviour was observed. For Ni, Eu and Th the sorption increased with increasing pH. For Cs a pH independent sorption behaviour was observed. The concentration

  4. Nonvolatile Multilevel Memory and Boolean Logic Gates Based on a Single Ni /[Pb (Mg1 /3Nb2 /3)O3]0.7[PbTiO3]0.3/Ni Heterostructure

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    Shen, Jianxin; Shang, Dashan; Chai, Yisheng; Wang, Yue; Cong, Junzhuang; Shen, Shipeng; Yan, Liqin; Wang, Wenhong; Sun, Young

    2016-12-01

    Memtranstor that correlates charge and magnetic flux via nonlinear magnetoelectric effects has a great potential in developing next-generation nonvolatile devices. In addition to multilevel nonvolatile memory, we demonstrate here that nonvolatile logic gates such as nor and nand can be implemented in a single memtranstor made of the Ni /PMN -PT /Ni heterostructure. After applying two sequent voltage pulses (X1 , X2 ) as the logic inputs on the memtranstor, the output magnetoelectric voltage can be positive high (logic 1), positive low (logic 0), or negative (logic 0), depending on the levels of X1 and X2 . The underlying physical mechanism is related to the complete or partial reversal of ferroelectric polarization controlled by inputting selective voltage pulses, which determines the magnitude and sign of the magnetoelectric voltage coefficient. The combined functions of both memory and logic could enable the memtranstor as a promising candidate for future computing systems beyond von Neumann architecture.

  5. Comparative study of plant growth of two poplar tree species irrigated with treated wastewater, with particular reference to accumulation of heavy metals (Cd, Pb, As, and Ni).

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    Houda, Zarati; Bejaoui, Zoubeir; Albouchi, Ali; Gupta, Dharmendra K; Corpas, Francisco J

    2016-02-01

    Water is a scarce natural resource around the world which can hamper the socio-economic development of many countries. The Mediterranean area, especially north Africa, is known for its semi-arid to arid climate, causing serious water supply problems. Treated wastewater (TWW) is being used as an alternative strategy for recycling wastewater. It is also a potential source of nutrients for reforestation with certain plant species such as poplar trees, a useful wood resource, and even for phytoremediation purposes. In the present study, we used treated wastewater to irrigate two clones of 1-year-old poplar trees (Populus nigra cv. I-488 and Populus alba cv. MA-104) for 90 days. After a stipulated time, a comparative study was made of the effects of TWW on growth parameters, acquisition of essential minerals (Na, Fe and Zn) and pollutants (Cd, Pb, As and Ni) as well as the enrichment of secondary metabolites such as polyphenolic, flavonoid and tannin compounds which could contribute to the growth and development of poplar plants. The results of this study show that the use of TWW increased P. alba's biomass production by 36% and also enhanced its Cd and Pb accumulation capacity. We also found that P. alba has considerable potential to be used as an alternative plant species for reforestation and/or phytoremediation of toxic metals from contaminated water or effluent.

  6. Assessment of heavy metals/metalloid (As, Pb, Cd, Ni, Zn, Cr, Cu, Mn) concentrations in edible fish species tissue in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), China.

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    Leung, H M; Leung, A O W; Wang, H S; Ma, K K; Liang, Y; Ho, K C; Cheung, K C; Tohidi, F; Yung, K K L

    2014-01-15

    The major aim of this study was to investigate heavy metal content of edible fish in the PRD. Eleven species of fish (consisting of 711 individuals) [catfish (Clarias fuscus), tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus), bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), mandarin fish (Siniperca kneri), snakehead (Channa asiatiea), black bass (Micropterus salmoides), mangrove snapper (Lutjanus griseus), star snapper (Lutjanu stellatus), snubnose pompano (Trachinotus blochii) and orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides)] were collected for the analyses of heavy metals. Overall concentrations (mg/kg, ww) in the fish muscles were: As (0.03-1.53), Pb (0.03-8.62), Cd (0.02-0.06), Ni (0.44-9.75), Zn (15.7-29.5), Cr (0.22-0.65), Cu (0.79-2.26), Mn (0.82-6.91). Significant level of Pb were found in tilapia at all locations. It is recommended that heavy metal concentrations in different fish species must be determined on a regular basis in the future so as to reduce human health risks from acute and chronic food intoxication.

  7. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Trace Metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in Coastal Waters off the West Coast of Taiwan

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    Kuo-Tung Jiann

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Surface water samples were collected along the west coast of Taiwan during two expedition cruises which represent periods of different regional climatic patterns. Information on hydrochemical parameters such as salinity, nutrients, suspended particulate matter (SPM, and Chlorophyll a concentrations were obtained, and dissolved and particulate trace metal (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn concentrations were determined. Spatial variations were observed and the differences were attributed to (1 influence of varying extents of terrestrial inputs from the mountainous rivers of Taiwan to the coast, and (2 urbanization and industrialization in different parts of the island. Geochemical processes such as desorption (Cd and adsorption to sinking particles (Pb also contributed to the variability of trace metal distributions in coastal waters. Results showed temporal variations in chemical characteristics in coastal waters as a consequence of prevailing monsoons. During the wet season when river discharges were higher, the transport of particulate metals was elevated due to increased sediment loads. During the dry season, lower river discharges resulted in a lesser extent of estuarine dilution effect for chemicals of anthropogenic sources, indicated by higher dissolved concentrations present in coastal waters associated with slightly higher salinity.

  8. Effect of pH on transport of Pb2+, Mn2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ through lateritic soil: Column experiments and transport modeling

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    Srilert Chotpantarat; Say Kee Ong; Chakkaphan Sutthirat; Khemarath Osathaphan

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of pH on the transport of Pb2+, Mn2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+ through lateritic soil columns.Model results by fitting the symmetric breakthrough curves (BTCs) of bromide (Br-) with CXTFIT model suggested that physical non-equilibrium processes were absent in the columns.The heavy metal BTCs were, however, asymmetrical and exhibited a tailing phenomenon,indicating the presence of chemical non-equilibrium processes in the columns.The retardation factors of Pb2+ were the largest of the four metal ions at both pH 4.0 (33.3) and pH 5.0 (35.4).The use of Langmuir isotherm parameters from batch studies with HYDRUS-1D did not predict the BTCs well.Rather the two-site model (TSM) described the heavy metal BTCs better than the equilibrium linear/nonlinear Langmuir model.The fraction of instantaneous sorption sites (f) of all four metal ions on the lateritic soil was consistently about 30%-44% of the total sorption sites.

  9. Nanoscale study by piezoresponse force microscopy of relaxor 0.7Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-0.3PbTiO{sub 3} and 0.9Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-0.1PbTiO{sub 3} thin films grown on platinum and LaNiO{sub 3} electrodes

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    Detalle, M. [Universite d' Artois, Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, CNRS UMR 8181, Faculte des Sciences Jean Perrin, Rue Jean Souvraz, SP 18, 62307 Lens Cedex (France); LETI-CEA/GRENOBLE, DIHS LCRF, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Ferri, A. [Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, 9747 AG Groningen (Netherlands); Da Costa, A. [Universite d' Artois, Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, CNRS UMR 8181, Faculte des Sciences Jean Perrin, Rue Jean Souvraz, SP 18, 62307 Lens Cedex (France); Desfeux, R., E-mail: rachel.desfeux@univ-artois.f [Universite d' Artois, Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide, CNRS UMR 8181, Faculte des Sciences Jean Perrin, Rue Jean Souvraz, SP 18, 62307 Lens Cedex (France); Soyer, C.; Remiens, D. [Institut d' Electronique, de Micro electronique et de Nano technologies (IEMN), Departement d' Opto Acousto Electronique (DOAE) - MIMM Team, CNRS UMR 8520, Batiment P3, Cite Scientifique, 59665 Villeneuve d' Ascq Cedex (France)

    2010-06-01

    Relaxor 0.7Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-0.3PbTiO{sub 3} (70/30 PMN-PT) and 0.9Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-0.1PbTiO{sub 3} (90/10 PMN-PT) thin films have been grown by RF-sputtering on platinum (Pt) and lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO{sub 3}) bottom electrodes. For both electrodes, macroscopic measurements evidence lower coercive fields, remnant polarizations and piezoelectric coefficients d{sub 33} for 90/10 PMN-PT films compared to 70/30 PMN-PT films. For both compositions, coercive fields and remnant polarizations are lower for films grown on LaNiO{sub 3} compared to on Pt while piezoelectric coefficients d{sub 33} are higher. For each electrode and composition, a similar behavior is revealed for electromechanical activity at the nanoscale when measuring local piezoelectric hysteresis loops; on the other hand, the voltages required for switching the domains are the highest for 90/10 PMN-PT films grown on LaNiO{sub 3}. The existence of large grain boundaries in the films grown on Pt and the presence of local random fields with polar nano-domains for the 90/10 composition could explain the differences measured in domains switching properties at the macroscale and nanoscale levels.

  10. Zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of rhyolitic tuff, granite porphyry and syenogranite in the Lengshuikeng ore district, SE China: Implications for a continental arc to intra-arc rift setting

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    Wang, Changming; Zhang, Da; Wu, Gangguo; Xu, Yigan; Carranza, Emmanuel John M.; Zhang, Yaoyao; Li, Haikun; Geng, Jianzhen

    2013-01-01

    SE China is well known for its Mesozoic large-scale granitoid plutons and associated ore deposits. Here, zircon U–Pb geochronological and geochemical data have been used to better constrain the petrogenesis of the igneous rocks associated with porphyry Ag–Pb–Zn deposits in the Lengshuikeng ore distr

  11. Zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of rhyolitic tuff, granite porphyry and syenogranite in the Lengshuikeng ore district, SE China: Implications for a continental arc to intra-arc rift setting

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    Wang, Changming; Zhang, Da; Wu, Gangguo; Xu, Yigan; Carranza, E.J.M; Zhang, Yaoyao; Li, Haikun; Geng, Jianzhen

    2013-01-01

    SE China is well known for its Mesozoic large-scale granitoid plutons and associated ore deposits. Here, zircon U–Pb geochronological and geochemical data have been used to better constrain the petrogenesis of the igneous rocks associated with porphyry Ag–Pb–Zn deposits in the Lengshuikeng ore

  12. Structural evolution and U-Pb SHRIMP zircon ages of the Neoproterozoic Maria da Fé shear zone, central Ribeira Belt - SE Brazil

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    Zuquim, M. P. S.; Trouw, R. A. J.; Trouw, C. C.; Tohver, E.

    2011-03-01

    The Maria da Fé Shear Zone (MFSZ) is a sinistral strike-slip kilometric-scale structure developed in the late Neoproterozoic during the assembly of Gondwana. The MFSZ development is related to the NW-SE collision between the São Francisco Paleocontinent and the Rio Negro Magmatic Arc, which formed the Ribeira Belt. This paper describes the shear zone in detail, concluding that the orientation and age are consistent with NW-SE shortening during the afore mentioned collision. A U-Pb SHRIMP Concordia age of 586.9 ± 8.7 Ma is reported from zircon grains of a granitic dyke that crystallised synkinematically to the main tectonic activity of the shear zone. Another group of zircon grains from the same sample generated an upper intercept age of 2083 ± 43 Ma anchored in the younger Concordia age. These zircon grains are interpreted as relict grains of the basement from which the granite dyke was generated by partial melting. The temperature during mylonitization in the MFSZ was estimated in the range from 450 to 600 °C, based on microstructures in quartz and feldspar. An earlier collision in the same region, between 640 and 610 Ma, led to an extensive nappe-stack with tectonic transport to ENE, integrating the southern Brasilia Belt. One of the thrust zones between these nappes in the studied area is the Cristina Shear Zone with mylonites that were generated under upper amphibolite to granulite facies conditions. Brittle-ductile E-W metric-scale shear zones are superimposed on the MFSZ, which were active in similar, but probably slightly cooler, metamorphic conditions (≈500 °C).

  13. New insights into the history and origin of the southern Maya block, SE Mexico: U-Pb-SHRIMP zircon geochronology from metamorphic rocks of the Chiapas massif

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    Weber, Bodo; Iriondo, Alexander; Premo, Wayne R.; Hecht, Lutz; Schaaf, Peter

    2007-01-01

    The histories of the pre-Mesozoic landmasses in southern México and their connections with Laurentia, Gondwana, and among themselves are crucial for the understanding of the Late Paleozoic assembly of Pangea. The Permian igneous and metamorphic rocks from the Chiapas massif as part of the southern Maya block, México, were dated by U–Pb zircon geochronology employing the SHRIMP (sensitive high resolution ion microprobe) facility at Stanford University. The Chiapas massif is composed of deformed granitoids and orthogneisses with inliers of metasedimentary rocks. SHRIMP data from an anatectic orthogneiss demonstrate that the Chiapas massif was part of a Permian (∼ 272 Ma) active continental margin established on the Pacific margin of Gondwana after the Ouachita orogeny. Latest Permian (252–254 Ma) medium- to high-grade metamorphism and deformation affected the entire Chiapas massif, resulting in anatexis and intrusion of syntectonic granitoids. This unique orogenic event is interpreted as the result of compression due to flat subduction and accretionary tectonics. SHRIMP data of zircon cores from a metapelite from the NE Chiapas massif yielded a single Grenvillian source for sediments. The majority of the zircon cores from a para-amphibolite from the SE part of the massif yielded either 1.0–1.2 or 1.4–1.5 Ga sources, indicating provenance from South American Sunsás and Rondonian-San Ignacio provinces.

  14. New Intermetallic Ternary Phosphide Chalcogenide AP2-xXx (A = Zr, Hf; X = S, Se) Superconductors with PbFCl-Type Crystal Structure

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    Kitô, Hijiri; Yanagi, Yousuke; Ishida, Shigeyuki; Oka, Kunihiko; Gotoh, Yoshito; Fujihisa, Hiroshi; Yoshida, Yoshiyuki; Iyo, Akira; Eisaki, Hiroshi

    2014-07-01

    We have synthesized a series of intermetallic ternary phosphide chalcogenide superconductors, AP2-xXx (A = Zr, Hf; X = S, Se), using the high-pressure synthesis technique. These materials have a PbFCl-type crystal structure (space group P4/nmm) when x is greater than 0.3. The superconducting transition temperature Tc changes systematically with x, yielding dome-like phase diagrams. The maximum Tc is achieved at approximately x = 0.7, at which point the Tc is 6.3 K for ZrP2-xSex (x = 0.75), 5.5 K for HfP2-xSex (x = 0.7), 5.0 K for ZrP2-xSx (x = 0.675), and 4.6 K for Hfp2-xSx (x = 0.5). They are typical type-II superconductors and the upper and lower critical fields are estimated to be 2.92 T at 0 K and 0.021 T at 2 K for ZrP2-xSex (x = 0.75), respectively.

  15. Minimizing Electron-Hole Recombination on TiO2 Sensitized with PbSe Quantum Dots: Time-Domain Ab Initio Analysis.

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    Long, Run; English, Niall J; Prezhdo, Oleg V

    2014-09-01

    TiO2 sensitized with quantum dots (QDs) gives efficient photovoltaic and photocatalytic systems due to high stability and large absorption cross sections of QDs and rapid photoinduced charge separation at the interface. The yields of the light-induced processes are limited by electron-hole recombination that also occurs at the interface. We combine ab initio nonadiabatic molecular dynamics with analytic theory to investigate the experimentally studied charge recombination at the PbSe QD-TiO2 interface. The time-domain atomistic simulation directly mimics the laser experiment and generates important details of the recombination mechanism. The process occurs due to coupling of the electronic subsystem to polar optical modes of the TiO2 surface. The inelastic electron-phonon scattering happens on a picosecond time scale, while the elastic scattering takes 40 fs. Counter to expectations, the donor-acceptor bonding strengthens at an elevated temperature. An analytic theory extends the simulation results to larger QDs and longer QD-TiO2 bridges. It shows that the electron-hole recombination rate decreases significantly for longer bridges and larger dots and that the main effect arises due to reduced donor-acceptor coupling rather than changes in the donor-acceptor energy gap. The study indicates that by varying QD size or ligands one can reduce charge losses while still maintaining efficient charge separation, providing design principles for optimizing solar cell design and increasing photon-to-electron conversion efficiencies.

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

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    Mario E. Rivero Huguet

    2011-04-01

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

  17. STUDY ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF NiB,NiP AND NiPB AMORPHOUS ALLOYS%NiB、NiP与NiPB非晶态合金的物性与催化性能研究

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    马延风; 张明慧; 李伟; 张宝贵; 陶克毅

    2004-01-01

    研究了在相同条件下制备的NiB、NiP和NiPB非晶态合金的物性与催化性能,结果表明,NiB非晶态合金具有较高的催化活性,但热稳定性相对较差;NiP非晶态合金热稳定性较高,但催化活性较低;NiPB非晶态合金既具有高活性又具有高稳定性,是一种较理想的非晶态合金催化剂.研究了NiB、NiP和NiPB非晶态合金催化剂的回收再利用,发现催化剂表面的过度氧化是造成催化剂回收率低、活性下降的原因之一.

  18. Dielectric enhancement of PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/LaNiO{sub 3} multilayer thick film

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    Fan, Yasong; Chen, Xiaoyang; Habibul, Arzigul; Zhang, Danyang; Yu, Ping [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China)

    2016-08-15

    Multilayer thick films (∝4 μm) with compositional PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/LaNiO{sub 3} layers and one-layer PZT thick films were prepared on the silicon substrate by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering. PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/LaNiO{sub 3} multilayer thick film are characterized by highly preferential (100)-oriented growth and columnar microstructure due to alternately introducing LaNiO{sub 3} seeding layers. The effects of LaNiO{sub 3} layers on microstructure and electrical properties of PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3} thick films were investigated in detail. The results show that both PZT and PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/LaNiO{sub 3} multilayer thick film were pure perovskite crystalline phase. The PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3} film texture was dense and well adhered on the LaNiO{sub 3} layer. PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/LaNiO{sub 3} multilayer thick film possessed obvious enhanced dielectric properties compared with PZT thick film: ε{sub r} ∝2450 (10 kHz) and tanδ ∝0.02 (10 kHz). Rayleigh law was used to analysis the behavior of the enhanced dielectric properties and the pinched-shaped polarization-electric field hysteresis loops. The larger Rayleigh parameter, α ∝51.1408 cm kV{sup -1} (1 kHz) indicates the larger extrinsic contribution to permittivity and strong domain-wall-defect charge interaction. The leakage current behaviors of the multilayer thick film were also investigated in detail. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  19. ¿Qué pasaría si a los niños y niñas se les dejara aprender?

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    2014-01-01

    En este artículo trabajamos desde la evidencia etnográfica acerca de la propensión a aprender de niños de cuatro y cinco años de edad, que asisten a dos escuelas urbano marginales en las ciudades de La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile. Establecemos algunos criterios para sustentar la existencia de la tendencia a aprender. La observación ha estado focalizada especialmente en las interacciones informales y no en la acción pedagógica intencional de las educadoras profesionales por cuanto nos interesa de...

  20. Effect of Sintering Time on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Lanthanum Doped Pb(Ni1/3Sb2/3-PbZrTiO3 Ferroelectric Ceramics

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    C.M. Lonkar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Lead zirconate titanate (PZT based materials can be employed for power harvesting applications since they can produce electrical output in response to ambient pressures, vibrations, movements etc. In the present studies, sintering time for composition Pb0.98La0.02(NiSb0.05[(Zr0.52Ti0.480.995]0.95O3 (La-PNS-PZT was optimised to achieve properties suitable for power harvesting. Composition was processed through mixed oxide route and sintered at 1270 °C for 20 min, 40 min, 60 min, 80min and 100 min. XRD pattern indicated the presence of both, ferroelectric tetragonal and ferroelectric rhombohedral perovskite phases. The optical photographs shown the uniform and dense microstructure for the samples sintered for 60 min, resulted into optimum piezoelectric charge coefficient, voltage coefficient, electromechanical coupling coefficient and figure of merit. Power harvesting capabilities in response to impact of stainless steel ball (8.25 gm from 150 mm height were evaluated and compared with PZT type 5A. La-PNS-PZT produced batter electrical output (5.11 W, 71.13 µJ across the matching load resistance of 4000 Ω and 2.08 W maximum power and 20.79 µJ energy by PZT type 5A disc across the matching load resistance of 1000 Ω.

  1. Effect of Sintering Time on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Lanthanum Doped Pb(Ni1/3Sb2/3-PbZrTiO3 Ferroelectric Ceramics

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    C. M. Lonkar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available produce electrical output in response to ambient pressures, vibrations, movements etc. In the present studies, sintering time for composition Pb0.98La0.02(NiSb0.05[(Zr0.52Ti0.480.995]0.95O3 (La-PNS-PZT was optimised to achieve properties suitable for power harvesting. Composition was processed through mixed oxide route and sintered at 1270 °C for 20 min, 40 min, 60 min, 80min and 100 min. XRD pattern indicated the presence of both, ferroelectric tetragonal and ferroelectric rhombohedral perovskite phases. The optical photographs shown the uniform and dense microstructure for the samples sintered for 60 min, resulted into optimum piezoelectric charge coefficient, voltage coefficient, electromechanical coupling coefficient and figure of merit. Power harvesting capabilities in response to impact of stainless steel ball (8.25 gm from 150 mm height were evaluated and compared with PZT type 5A. La-PNS-PZT produced batter electrical output (5.11 W, 71.13 μJ across the matching load resistance of 4000 Ω and 2.08 W maximum power and 20.79 μJ energy by PZT type 5A disc across the matching load resistance of 1000 Ω.Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(4, pp.418-422, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.4866

  2. New Mn(II, Ni(II, Cd(II, Pb(II complexes with 2-methylbenzimidazole and other ligands. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, crystal structure, magnetic susceptibility and biological activity studies

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    Shayma A. Shaker

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Synthesis and characterization of Mn(II, Ni(II, Cd(II and Pb(II mixed ligand complexes of 2-methylbenzimidazole with other ligands have been reported. The structure of the ligands and their complexes was investigated using elemental analysis, IR, UV–Vis, (1H, 13C NMR spectroscopy, molar conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements. In all the studies of complexes, the 2-methylbenzimidazole behaves as a neutral monodentate ligand which is coordinated with the metal ions through the N atom. While benzotriazole behaves as a neutral bidentate ligand which is coordinated with the Ni(II ion through the two N atoms. Moreover, the N-acetylglycine behaves as a bidentate ligand which is coordinated with the Mn(II, Ni(II and Pb(II ions through the N atom and the terminal carboxyl oxygen atom. The magnetic and spectral data indicate the tetrahedral geometry for Mn(II complex, irregular tetrahedral geometry for Pb(II complex and octahedral geometry for Ni(II complex. The X-ray single crystal diffraction method was used to confirm a centrosymmetric dinuclear Cd(II complex as each two metal ions are linked by a pair of thiocyanate N = S bridge. Two 2-methylbenzimidazole N-atom donors and one terminal thiocyanate N atom complete a highly distorted square pyramid geometry around the Cd atom. Besides, different cell types were used to determine the inhibitory effect of Mn(II, Ni(II, Cd(II and Pb(II complexes on cell growth using MTT assay. Cd(II complex showed cytotoxic effect on various types of cancer cell lines with different EC50 values.

  3. Characterization of Ni/SnPb-TiW/Pt Flip Chip Interconnections in Silicon Pixel Detector Modules

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    Karadzhinova, Aneliya; Härkönen, Jaakko; Luukka, Panja-riina; Mäenpää, Teppo; Tuominen, Eija; Haeggstrom, Edward; Kalliopuska, Juha; Vahanen, Sami; Kassamakov, Ivan

    2014-01-01

    In contemporary high energy physics experiments, silicon detectors are essential for recording the trajectory of new particles generated by multiple simultaneous collisions. Modern particle tracking systems may feature 100 million channels, or pixels, which need to be individually connected to read-out chains. Silicon pixel detectors are typically connected to readout chips by flip-chip bonding using solder bumps. High-quality electro-mechanical flip-chip interconnects minimizes the number of dead read-out channels in the particle tracking system. Furthermore, the detector modules must endure handling during installation and withstand heat generation and cooling during operation. Silicon pixel detector modules were constructed by flip-chip bonding 16 readout chips to a single sensor. Eutectic SnPb solder bumps were deposited on the readout chips and the sensor chips were coated with TiW/Pt thin film UBM (under bump metallization). The modules were assembled at Advacam Ltd, Finland. We studied the uniformity o...

  4. Effect of fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici on the degradation of humic acid associated with Cu, Pb, and Ni: an in vitro study

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    Corrales Escobosa, Alma Rosa; Gutierrez Corona, J.F. [University of Guanajuato, Department of Biology, Guanajuato (Mexico); Landero Figueroa, Julio Alberto; Wrobel, Katarzyna; Wrobel, Kazimierz [University of Guanajuato, Department of Chemistry, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2009-08-15

    The intent of this work was to gain further insight on the fungus-assisted degradation/solubilization of humic acid and the related changes in metal-binding profiles. In the experimental design, Aldrich reagent humic acid (HA) or HA enriched with Cu, Pb, and Ni (HA(Me)) was added to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici cultures in vitro. The cultures were supplied by different carbon- and nitrogen-containing nutrients (glucose, Glc, or glutamate, Glu and ammonium, NH{sub 4}{sup +}, or nitrate, NO{sub 3}{sup -}, ions, respectively) in order to examine their possible effect on HA and HA(Me) decomposition. During the first 48 h of fungus growth, gradual acidification to pH 2 was observed in medium containing Glc+NH{sub 4}{sup +}, while for other cultures, alkalinization to pH 9 occurred and then, the above conditions were stable up to at least 200 h. Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) with UV/Vis detection showed progressive degradation and solubilization of both HA and HA(Me) with the increasing time of fungus growth. However, the molecular mass distributions of HA-related soluble species were different in the presence of metals (HA(Me)) as referred to HA and were also influenced by the composition of growth medium. The solubilization of Pb, Cu, and Ni and their association with HA molecular mass fractions were studied using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) detection. Under acidic conditions, relatively high concentrations of low-molecular-mass metallic species were found in culture supernatants, while in alkaline media, metal solubilization was generally poorer. In contrast to low pH culture, SEC-ICP-MS results obtained in alkaline supernatants indicated metal binding to degradation products of humic substances of MM>5 kDa. In summary, the results of this study suggest that fungus-assisted degradation of HA and HA(Me) might be controlled using appropriate N- and C-sources required for fungus growth, which in turn would affect molecular mass

  5. Use of Aloe vera shell ash supported Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles for removal of Pb (II from aqueous solutions

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    Samira Namavari

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lead (Pb is a heavy metal that is widely utilized in industries. It contaminates soil and groundwater. Its non-biodegradability, severe toxicity, carcinogenicity, ability to accumulate in nature and contaminate groundwater and surface water make this toxic heavy metal extremely dangerous to living beings and the environment. Therefore, technical and economic methods of removing Pb are of great importance. This study evaluated the efficiency of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles supported by Aloe vera shell ash in removing Pb from aqueous environments. Methods: The adsorbent was characterized by several methods, including x-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR. Then, the potential of Aloe vera shell ash-supported Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles to adsorb Pb (II was investigated. To determine the amount of lead absorbed by this adsorbent, different pHs (2, 4, 5, and 6, adsorbent doses (0.01-0.40 g, Pb concentrations (5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 200, 300, and 600 mg/L, and exposure times (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 minutes until reaching equilibrium were tested using an atomic absorption spectrometer (Varian-AA240FS. Residual concentrations of Pb were read. Results: The results show that a time of 15 minutes, pH value of 9, and adsorbent dose of 0.2 g are the optimum conditions for Pb (II removal by this adsorption process. Increasing the initial concentration of Pb (II from 5 to 600 mg/L decreased removal efficiency from 98.8% to 73%. The experimental data fit well into the Freundlich isotherm model (R2 = 0.989. Conclusion: Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles supported by Aloe vera shell ash comprise a low-cost, simple, and environmentally benign procedure. The maximum monolayer adsorption capacity based on the Langmuir isotherm (R2 = 0.884 is 47.2 mg g-1. The prepared magnetic adsorbent can be well dispersed in aqueous solutions and

  6. Study of PbSe Quantum Dots for Use in Luminescence Solar Concentrators%PbSe量子点在太阳能荧光聚集器中的应用研究

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    胡文佳; 张宇; Jian Xu; 王静康

    2013-01-01

    PbSe量子点成功引入到了太阳能荧光聚集器(LSC)的应用中,利用光子追踪的方法,成功建立了一种基于Monte Carlo模拟方法的模型,通过实验测量,得到PbSe量子点相关数据,在这些数据基础上,对PbSe量子点LSC的各个参数进行模拟优化,并在优化的条件下,对基于PbSe量子点LSC对太阳能电池单位输出能量造价进行考察,发现通过PbSe量子点LSC的引入,太阳能电池的造价可以降低49.2%,说明PbSe量子点非常适用于LSC体系.

  7. High frequency (208 GHz) determination of the cubic spin Zeeman term for the U{sup 3+} ion in the dilute magnetic semiconductor crystals of Pb{sub 1−x}U{sub x}Te and Pb{sub 1−x}U{sub x}Se at 5 K by electron paramagnetic resonance

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    Misra, Sushil K., E-mail: skmisra@alcor.concordia.ca; Michaels, Adam

    2015-03-15

    A high-frequency (208 GHz) Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) study on the U{sup 3+} ion (5f{sup 3}, {sup 4}I{sub 9/2}, S=3/2) embedded with 3% concentration in the dilute magnetic semiconductor crystals of PbTe and PbSe, each characterized by cubic symmetry, has been performed at ∼5 K, especially in view to determine the value of the Zeeman cubic spin term parameter u, and the site symmetry of the U{sup 3+} ion (radius 0.089 nm), substituting for the Pb{sup 2+} ion (radius 0.119 nm). The experimental spectra reveal the presence of only one set of EPR lines from U{sup 3+} ions in these host crystals, exhibiting cubic symmetry, whose magnetic axes are oriented along the crystal axes. The spin-Hamiltonian parameters are for both crystals: g=1.9811, u=-0.0257. - Highlights: • EPR studies of U{sup 3+} ion done at 208 GHz at 5 K embedded in PbTe and PbSe crystals. • Site symmetry at U{sup 3+} ion is determined to be cubic from EPR data. • Zeeman cubic spin term parameter u=-0.0257 determined for both crystals. • g=1.9811 Determined for both crystals.

  8. 掺铅离子硒化镉量子点的水相合成%Aqueous Synthesis of Pb2+ Doped CdSe Quantum Dots

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    张毅

    2010-01-01

    水相合成CdSe量子点时掺杂Pb2+一步合成了CdPbSe三元量子点.控制不同的反应时间得到了不同粒径的量子点,这些量子点都具有良好的荧光特性,且荧光发射随合成时间的延长有明显的红移.

  9. Study of elastic pion scattering from /sup 9/Be, /sup 28/Si, /sup 58/Ni, and /sup 208/Pb at 162 MeV. [Total and differential cross sections, scattering yields, scattering amplitudes

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    Devereux, M.J.

    1979-05-01

    Elastic pion scattering from /sup 9/Be, /sup 28/Si, /sup 58/Ni, and /sup 208/Pb at 162 MeV is analyzed and compared with an optical model theory which incorporates a pion--nucleon range. Excellent fits to the data are obtained in all but one case. The fitted values of the pion--nucleon range, as well as other fitted values are listed. 108 references.

  10. Concentration of Cu, Zn, Cr, Ni, Cd, and Pb in soil, sugarcane leaf and juice: residual effect of sewage sludge and organic compost application.

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    Moretti, Sarah Mello Leite; Bertoncini, Edna Ivani; Vitti, André César; Alleoni, Luís Reynaldo Ferracciú; Abreu-Junior, Cassio Hamilton

    2016-03-01

    Many researchers have evaluated the effects of successive applications of sewage sludge (SS) on soil plant-systems, but most have not taken into account the residual effect of organic matter remaining from prior applications. Furthermore, few studies have been carried out to compare the effects of the agricultural use of SS and sewage sludge compost (SSC). Therefore, we evaluated the residual effect of SS and SSC on the heavy metal concentrations in soil and in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) leaves and juice. The field experiment was established after the second harvesting of unburned sugarcane, when the organic materials were applied. The SS and SSC rates were (t ha(-1), dry base): 0, 12.5, 25, and 50; and 0, 21, 42, and 84, respectively. All element concentrations in the soil were below the standards established by São Paulo State environmental legislation. SS promoted small increases in Zn concentrations in soil and Cu concentrations in leaves. However, all heavy metals concentrations in the leaves were lower than the limits established for toxic elements and were in accordance with the limits established for micronutrients. There were reductions in the concentrations of Ni and Cu in soil and the concentration of Pb in juice, with increasing rates of SSC. The heavy metal concentrations were very low in the juice. Under humid tropical conditions and with short-term use, SS and SSC containing low heavy metal concentrations did not have negative effects on plants and soil.

  11. Kinetic sorption modelling of Cu, Ni, Zn, Pb and Cr ions to pine bark and blast furnace slag by using batch experiments.

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    Nehrenheim, E; Gustafsson, J P

    2008-04-01

    Storm water and landfill leachate can both contain significant amounts of toxic metals such as Zn, Cu, Pb, Cr and Ni. Pine bark and blast furnace slag are both residual waste products that have shown a large potential for metal removal from contaminated water. There are however many variables that must be optimized in order to achieve efficient metal retention. One of these variables is the time of which the solution is in contact with each unit of filter material. Metal sorption was studied in two laboratory experiments to improve the knowledge of the effects of contact time. The results showed that pine bark was generally more efficient than blast furnace slag when the metal concentrations were relatively small, whereas blast furnace slag sorbed most metals to a larger extent at increased metal loads. In addition, sorption to blast furnace slag was found to be faster than metal binding to pine bark. A pseudo-second-order kinetic model was able to describe the data well within 1000 s of reaction time.

  12. The evaluation of growth and phytoextraction potential of Miscanthus x giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita on soil contaminated simultaneously with Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn.

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    Kocoń, Anna; Jurga, Beata

    2017-02-01

    One of the cheapest, environmentally friendly methods for cleaning an environment polluted by heavy metals is phytoextraction. It builds on the uptake of pollutants from the soil by the plants, which are able to grow under conditions of high concentrations of toxic metals. The aim of this work was to assess the possibility of growing and phytoextraction potential of Miscanthus x giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita cultivated on two different soils contaminated with five heavy metals simultaneously: Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn. A 3-year microplot experiment with two perennial energy crops, M. x giganteus and S. hermaphrodita, was conducted in the experimental station of IUNG-PIB in Poland (5° 25' N, 21° 58 'E), in the years of 2008-2010. Miscanthus was found more tolerant to concomitant soil contamination with heavy metals and produced almost double biomass than Sida in all three tested years, independent of soil type. Miscanthus collected greater amount of heavy metals (except for cadmium) in the biomass than Sida. Both energy crops absorb high levels of zinc, lower levels of lead, copper, and nickel, and absorbed cadmium at least, generally more metals were taken from the sandy soil, where plants also yielded better. Photosynthesis net rate of Miscanthus was on average 40% higher compared to Sida. Obtained results indicate that M. x giganteus and S. hermaphrodita can successfully be grown on moderately contaminated soil with heavy metals.

  13. Effect of EDTA and Tannic Acid on the Removal of Cd, Ni, Pb and Cu from Artificially Contaminated Soil by Althaea rosea Cavan.

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    Cay, Seydahmet; Uyanik, Ahmet; Engin, Mehmet Soner; Kutbay, Hamdi Guray

    2015-01-01

    In this study an ornamental plant of Althaea rosea Cavan was investigated for its potential use in the removal of Cd, Ni, Pb and Cu from an artificially contaminated soil. Effect of two different chelating agents on the removal has also been studied by using EDTA (ethylenediaminetetracetic acid) and TA (tannic acid). Both EDTA and TA have led to higher heavy metal concentration in shoots and leaves compared to control plants. However EDTA is generally known as an effective agent in metal solubilisation of soil, in this study, TA was found more effective to induce metal accumulation in Althaea rosea Cavan under the studied conditions. In addition to this, EDTA is toxic to some species and restraining the growth of the plants. The higher BCF (Bio Concentration Factor) and TF (Translocation Factor) values obtained from stems and leaves by the effects of the chemical enhancers (EDTA and TA) show that Althaea rosea Cavan is a hyper accumulator for the studied metals and may be cultivated to clean the contaminated soils.

  14. The Adsorption of Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, and Cd by Modified Ligand in a Single Component Aqueous Solution: Equilibrium, Kinetic, Thermodynamic, and Desorption Studies

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    E. Igberase

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In this investigation, an amino functionalized adsorbent was developed by grafting 4-aminobenzoic acid onto the backbone of cross-linked chitosan beads. The 3 sets of beads including chitosan (CX, glutaraldehyde cross-linked chitosan (CCX, and 4-aminobenzoic acid grafted cross-linked chitosan (FGCX were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, and TGA. The water content and amine concentration of FGCX were determined. The effect of adsorption parameters was studied and the optimum was used for further studies. Equilibrium data was obtained from the adsorption experiment carried out at different initial concentration; the data were applied in isotherm, thermodynamics, and kinetic studies. The Langmuir and Dubinin-Kaganer-Radushkevich (DKR models were successful in describing the isotherm data for the considered metal ions while the Freundlich and Temkin model fit some of the considered metal ions. Pseudo-second-order and intraparticle model described the kinetic data quite well. Thermodynamic parameters such as Gibb’s free energy change (ΔGo, enthalpy change (ΔHo, and entropy change (ΔSo were calculated and the results showed that the adsorption of Pb, Cu, Ni, Zn, and Cd ions onto FGCX is spontaneous and endothermic in nature. Regeneration of the spent adsorbent was efficient for the considered metal ions.

  15. Effect of cation deficiency on the electronic properties and on the Fermi surface topology of K1-xNi2-ySe2 from first principles calculations

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    Bannikov, V. V.; Ivanovskii, A. L.

    2013-09-01

    Soon after the discovery of superconductivity in layered Fe-Ch systems, the intense search of related Fe-free materials has been begun. It was found that these systems such as KxNi2(S,Se)2 are cation-deficient, and the superconducting state should be sensitive to the presence of K and Ni vacancies. Herein, using the first principles FLAPW-GGA calculations, we have studied the electronic structure and Fermi surface (FS) topology for cation-deficient K1-xNi2-ySe2. We have found that the presence of potassium vacancies (for K0.8Ni2Se2) as well as the joint effect of K and Ni vacancies (for K0.8Ni1.6Se2) change essentially the topology of their FSs and the character of electronic bands. Unlike 2D-like FS for stoichiometric KNi2Se2, the FSs for cation-deficient compositions demonstrate much more complex topology of mixed 2D-3D type.

  16. Structural characterization of PbTi03, Sm0.6Nd0.4NiO3 and NdMnO3 multifunctional Perovskite thin films

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    Rapenne L.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Different multifunctional (PbTiO3, Sm0.6Nd0.4NiO3, NdMnO3 thin films were grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD technique on SrTiO3 and LaAlO3 substrates. TEM and X-ray diffraction measurements reveal that almost single crystalline thin films can be epitaxially grown on the top of substrates. The relationship between the crystallographic orientation of the films and those of the substrates were determined by reciprocal space mapping and TEM analyses. PbTi03 thin films appear to be under tensile or compressive strain according to the different mismatch of their cell parameter with those of the substrate. Relaxation mechanism as a function of the film thickness arises from coexistence of different type of domains and size and strain effect are analyzed. SmNiO3 thin films present diffuse scattering strikes and are less well organized when compared to PbTi03 thin films. Different domains are observed as well as an additional parasitic phase close to NiO. Its regular distribution can be associated to reduced transport properties. Preliminary observations on NdMnO3 thin films show that an amorphous phase is obtained during MOCVD that can be transformed in a single crystalline film by annealing. The films are under tensile or compressive strain according to the different mismatch of their cell parameter with those of the substrate. Magnetic properties are investigated.

  17. Effect of cation deficiency on the electronic properties and on the Fermi surface topology of K{sub 1−x}Ni{sub 2−y}Se{sub 2} from first principles calculations

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    Bannikov, V.V.; Ivanovskii, A.L., E-mail: ivanovskii@ihim.uran.ru

    2013-09-15

    Highlights: • Effect of cation deficiency on the electronic properties and Fermi surface for K{sub 1−x}Ni{sub 2−y}Se{sub 2} was studied. • Electronic structure and Fermi surface are probed within first principles calculations. • The role of K vacancies, as well as the joint effect of K and Ni vacancies, were discussed. -- Abstract: Soon after the discovery of superconductivity in layered Fe-Ch systems, the intense search of related Fe-free materials has been begun. It was found that these systems such as K{sub x}Ni{sub 2}(S,Se){sub 2} are cation-deficient, and the superconducting state should be sensitive to the presence of K and Ni vacancies. Herein, using the first principles FLAPW-GGA calculations, we have studied the electronic structure and Fermi surface (FS) topology for cation-deficient K{sub 1−x}Ni{sub 2−y}Se{sub 2}. We have found that the presence of potassium vacancies (for K{sub 0.8}Ni{sub 2}Se{sub 2}) as well as the joint effect of K and Ni vacancies (for K{sub 0.8}Ni{sub 1.6}Se{sub 2}) change essentially the topology of their FSs and the character of electronic bands. Unlike 2D-like FS for stoichiometric KNi{sub 2}Se{sub 2}, the FSs for cation-deficient compositions demonstrate much more complex topology of mixed 2D-3D type.

  18. Harvesting Power Through Random Vibrations of Aerospace Vehicles from Nanostructured La-Pb(Ni1/3Sb2/3 - PbZrTiO3 Ferroelectric Ceramics

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    H.H. Kumar

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Synthesis by mechanochemical activation route and optimisation for power harvesting properties of nano-structured Pb0.98La0.02(NiSb0.05[(Zr0.52Ti0.480.995]0.95O3 [La-PNS-PZT] ferroelectric ceramic composition has been carried out and reported here for the first time. Progressive perovskite phase formation during mechanical activation from 5 h to 40 h followed by reactive sintering was analyzed from X-Ray Diffraction analysis. Noticeable formation of perovskite phase after10 h of milling and further its completion in successive reactive sintering was observed. Particle morphology of the 10 h activated nano-La-PNS-PZT powder analysed by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM indicated average particle size (d50 of about 24nm. Microstructural studies of samples reactively sintered at 1220 °C were performed by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM for powders activated for various durations, indicated the compact microstructure for 10 h activation which resulted in optimum piezoelectric properties viz. piezoelectric charge coefficient (d33=449x10-12 C/N, piezoelectric voltage coefficient (g33= 32x10-3 m-V/N, Figure of merit for power harvesting (14.4 x10-12 V-m-C/N2 accompanied by excellent stability of permittivity in the range -50 °C to 100 °C. The output voltage obtained from simulated random vibrations of aerospace vehicles at various Power Spectrum Density (PSD values, measures about 3.0 mV output across resistance of 1 kΩ  indicating suitability of composition for harvesting the power from aerospace vehicle vibrations.

  19. Kinetic analysis of the temperature dependence of PbSe colloidal quantum dot photoluminescence: Effects of synthesis process and oxygen exposure

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    Foell, Charles A.; Abel, Keith A.; van Veggel, Frank C. J. M.; Young, Jeff F.

    2014-01-01

    A kinetic model is derived and used to analyze recently published works and new data on the temperature dependence of the spectrally integrated photoluminescence (PL) from thick-film formulations of PbSe colloidal quantum dots (QDs), with particular attention to the effects of air exposure. The model assumes that the excitons thermalize within a ground-state manifold of states and treats the distribution of radiative and nonradiative decay rates within the distribution as generally as possible, while using a minimal number of free parameters. By adjusting the parameters of the model, good fits are obtained for the wide range of integrated PL behaviors reported in [J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 889 (2011), 10.1021/jz2001979; ACS Nano 6, 5498 (2012), 10.1021/nn301405j; Phys. Rev. B 82, 165435 (2010), 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.165435] and the new data presented in this manuscript. By comparing the extracted parameters we deduce the following: (i) All of the samples in the first two references emit from two distinct clusters of states separated by an energy of 55 to 80 meV regardless of air exposure, while there is only one cluster of emissive states that contributes to the emission reported in the third reference. (ii) In the absence of intentional air exposure, the nonradiative decay from all samples can be described by a single Arrhenius-like process. (iii) Although air-exposure effects are reversible in some samples and irreversible in others, the changes in integrated PL behavior brought about by air-exposure forces the introduction of a common, low-activation-energy nonradiative pathway in all cases. (iv) The low-lying emissive cluster of the two-emissive-cluster samples exhibits behavior similar to the single emissive cluster of the other samples. (v) Many hours of air exposure do not trend either the radiative or nonradiative behavior of the dual-emissive-cluster samples towards the behavior of the single-emissive-cluster samples.

  20. Trace element (Al, As, B, Ba, Cr, Mo, Ni, Se, Sr, Tl, U and V) distribution and seasonality in compartments of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa.

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    Malea, Paraskevi; Kevrekidis, Theodoros

    2013-10-01

    Novel information on the biological fate of trace elements in seagrass ecosystems is provided. Al, As, B, Ba, Cr, Mo, Ni, Se, Sr, Tl, U and V concentrations in five compartments (blades, sheaths, vertical rhizomes, main axis plus additional branches, roots) of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa, as well as in seawater and sediments from the Thessaloniki Gulf, Greece were determined monthly. Uni- and multivariate data analyses were applied. Leaf compartments and roots displayed higher Al, Mo, Ni and Se annual mean concentrations than rhizomes, B was highly accumulated in blades and Cr in sheaths; As, Ba, Sr and Tl contents did not significantly vary among plant compartments. A review summarizing reported element concentrations in seagrasses has revealed that C. nodosa sheaths display a high Cr accumulation capacity. Most element concentrations in blades increased in early mid-summer and early autumn with blade size and age, while those in sheaths peaked in late spring-early summer and autumn when sheath size was the lowest; elevated element concentrations in seawater in late spring and early-mid autumn, possibly as a result of elevated rainfall and associated run-off from the land, may have also contributed to the observed variability. Element concentrations in rhizomes and roots generally displayed a temporary increase in late autumn, which was concurrent with high rainfall, low wind speed associated with reduced hydrodynamism, and elevated sediment element levels. The bioaccumulation factor based on element concentrations in seagrass compartments and sediments was lower than 1 except for B, Ba, Mo, Se and Sr in all compartments, Cr in sheaths and U in roots. Blade V concentration positively correlated with sediment V concentration, suggesting that C. nodosa could be regarded as a bioindicator for V. Our findings can contribute to the design of biomonitoring programs and the development of predictive models for rational management of seagrass meadows.

  1. 新型耐磨锡青铜合金包套挤压工艺及组织性能%Microstructure and properties of wear-resisting Cu-Sn-Pb-Ni alloy prepared by canning extrusion process

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    赵培峰; 周延军; 宋克兴; 张彦敏

    2012-01-01

    Directing to the difficulties in the densification of Cu-Sn-Pb-Ni alloy containing 8%~12% tin by conventional plastic forming,the plastic deformation of Cu-Sn-Pb-Ni alloy was carried out by the canning extrusion process.The microstructure and properties of as-cast alloy and as-extruded alloy were analyzed.The as-extruded alloy with the density of 8.98g/cm3 and strength of 345MPa was obtained.The results reveal that the properties of the Cu-Sn-Pb-Ni alloy can be improved via the canning extrusion process.%针对锡含量为8%~12%的锡青铜合金脆性大,难以通过塑性变形实现较高致密度的问题,采用包套挤压工艺制备新型耐磨Cu-Sn-Pb-Ni合金,分析其铸态及包套挤压态的微观组织及性能.包套挤压的密度和硬度分别达到8.98g/cm3和HB135.7;挤压后合金抗拉强度和伸长率分别为345.366MPa和11.4%.结果表明,合金在外加包套作用下塑性有所提高.

  2. Study on the distributions of Cd, Co, Sr, Zn, Ag, Cu, Pb, Mn and Ni in the eolian sands of the Gavkuni playa (southeast of Isfahan

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    Full Text Available Introduction Heavy metals are continually introduced into hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. These potentially toxic elements can concentrate in sediments in aqueous ecosystems and they can act as pollution sources in particular conditions. Heavy metals mainly concentrate in fine sand particles because of more concentration of heavy minerals in this grain size. The Gavkhuni playa lake with an approximate area of 550 km2 is located at southeast of Isfahan, Iran. The Zayandehrud permanent river and several seasonal rivers flow into this playa. During quaternary, massive volume of sediments in sand and gravel sizes were carried into this area and deposited. These sediments are mainly deposited in the delta of Zayandehrud river (northwest of Gavkhuni playa and northwest of the sand dunes in margin of the Zayandehrud river particularly from Varzaneh to the playa. The megafans surrounding the playa can be partly origin of these sediments. The Gavkhuni playa lake is composed of three major flats namely sand, mud and salt flats. The salt flat forms the major part of the playa. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary (mainly carbonates rocks outcrop in the drainage basin of the Gavkhuni playa lake. Schist, gneiss, limestone, shale and andesite are the dominant lithology in this basin. The main objective of this research is to determine the concentrations of Cd, Co, Sr, Zn, Ag, Cu, Pb, Mn and Ni in the eolian sand deposits, the factors influencing the distributions of these elements and also relationship between the heavy metals and the minerals (particularly heavy minerals containing these elements. Material & Methods The eolian sands (sand dunes and sand flats of the Gavkhuni playa were sampled in 15 sampling points from north to south of the playa. Grain size distribution of the sediments were determined through dry sieving method. Heavy minerals were separated and studied through microscopy of the prepared thin and polish sections. The concentration

  3. Structural transition of FeSe under high pressure

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    Li Wei; Chen Jun-Fang; He Qin-Yu; Wang Teng; Pan Zhong-Liang

    2011-01-01

    The density functional calculations of the energy band structure and density of state for the tetragonal PbO-type phase α-FeSe and hexagonal NiAs-type phase β-FeSe are reported in this paper. The structural phase transition from tetragonal to hexagonal FeSe under high pressure is investigated, it is found that the calculated transition pressure for the α→β phase transformation is 8.5 GPa. Some fluctuations in the transition pressure maybe occurred by different external factors such as temperature and stress condition. There is about 17% volume collapse accompanying the α→β phase transformation.

  4. Solid phase extraction of Cu(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Cd(II) and Mn(II) ions with 1-(2-thiazolylazo)-2-naphthol loaded Amberlite XAD-1180.

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    Tokalioğlu, Serife; Yilmaz, Vedat; Kartal, Senol

    2009-05-01

    A new method for separation and preconcentration of trace amounts of Cu(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Cd(II) and Mn(II) ions in various matrices was proposed. The method is based on the adsorption and chelation of the metal ions on a column containing Amberlite XAD-1180 resin impregnated with 1-(2-thiazolylazo)-2-naphthol (TAN) reagent prior to their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). The effect of pH, type, concentration and volume of eluent, sample volume, flow rates of sample and elution solutions, and interfering ions have been investigated. The optimum pH for simultaneous retention of all the metal ions was 9. Eluent for quantitative elution was 20 ml of 2 mol l(-1) HNO(3). The optimum sample and eluent flow rates were found as 4 ml min(-1), and also sample volume was 500 ml, except for Mn (87% recovery). The sorption capacity of the resin was found to be 0.77, 0.41, 0.57, and 0.30 mg g(-1) for Cu(II), Ni(II), Cd(II), and Mn(II), respectively. The preconcentration factor of the method was 200 for Cu(II), 150 for Pb(II), 100 for Cd(II) and Ni(II), and 50 for Mn(II). The recovery values for all of the metal ions were > or = 95% and relative standard deviations (RSDs) were < or = 5.1%. The detection limit values were in the range of 0.03 and 1.19 microg l(-1). The accuracy of the method was confirmed by analysing the certified reference materials (TMDA 54.4 fortified lake water and GBW 07605 tea samples) and the recovery studies. This procedure was applied to the determination of Cu(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Cd(II) and Mn(II) in waste water and lake water samples.

  5. The Mott transition in V 2O 3 and NiSe xS 2- x: insights from dynamical mean field theory

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    Kotliar, G.

    1999-01-01

    We discuss some aspects of the pressure (or interaction) driven Mott transition, in three-dimensional transition metal oxides by means of dynamical mean field theory. We isolate the universal properties of the transition from the aspects which depend more on the detailed chemistry of the compounds. In this light we can understand the main differences and the remarkable similarities between the NiSe xS 2- x and the V 2O 3 system. Both theory and experiment converge on the transfer of spectral weight from low energies to high energies as the universal mechanism underlying the Mott transition, and we comment on the possible relevance of these ideas to other metal to nonmetal transitions.

  6. 碳纳米管掺杂对聚合物聚(2-甲氧基-5-辛氧基)对苯乙炔-PbSe量子点复合材料性能的影响*%Effect of carbon nanotubes on the properties of polymer MOPPV-PbSe quantum dot composites∗

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    屈俊荣; 郑建邦; 王春锋; 吴广荣; 王雪艳

    2013-01-01

      基于碳纳米管的良好导电性、激子传输性能和量子点聚合物复合材料高的光电转换性能,采用原位缩合法制备了聚合物聚(2-甲氧基-5-辛氧基)-对苯乙炔(MOPPV)功能化碳纳米管(SWNT)-PbSe量子点复合材料,通过对复合材料的X射线衍射、透射电子显微镜和紫外可见吸收光谱研究,发现MOPPV, SWNT与PbSe量子点可以有效地复合,且SWNT与MOPPV形成网状结构;PbSe量子点尺寸为5.75 nm,其可均匀地分散在MOPPV-SWNT基体中形成包覆或镶嵌结构,并发生了光诱导电荷转移.通过对复合材料的光电性能研究发现,当MOPPV, SWNT, PbSe三者的质量比为1:0.3:1时其光电性能最好,开路电压为0.556 V,短路电流为2.133 mA,填充因子为34.48%,转换效率为0.452%,与聚合物MOPPV-PbSe量子点复合材料材料相比,光电性能提高了2—3倍.%  According to single-walled carbon nanotube good conductivity, baryon transmission performance, and high photoelectric con-version performance of quantum dot composite material, in this letter, we use in situ condensation method to prepare polymer/poly (2-methoxy, 5-oc-toxy)-1, 4-phenylenevinylene (MOPPV)-single walled carbon nanotubes/PbSe quantum dot composites and use X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy to study their characteristics. The results indicate that MOPPV, SWNT and PbSe quantum dots can be effectively combined, especially the SWNT and MOPPV form a network struc-ture in MOPPV matrix, and PbSe quantum dots, each with an average size of 5.75 nm, can be dispersed to form a coating or mosaic structure in the polymer substrate of MOPPV-SWNT, producing the light induced charge transfer phenomenon. The study of compos-ite photoelectric performance shows that when the polymer MOPPV, SWNT, PbSe have their mass ratio of 1:0.3:1, the composite photoelectric performance is best: open circuit voltage is 0.556 V, short circuit current is 2

  7. Immobilization of heavy metal ions (CuII, CdII, NiII, and PbII) by broiler litter-derived biochars in water and soil.

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    Uchimiya, Minori; Lima, Isabel M; Thomas Klasson, K; Chang, SeChin; Wartelle, Lynda H; Rodgers, James E

    2010-05-12

    Chars, a form of environmental black carbon resulting from incomplete burning of biomass, can immobilize organic contaminants by both surface adsorption and partitioning mechanisms. The predominance of each sorption mechanism depends upon the proportion of organic to carbonized fractions comprising the sorbent. Information is currently lacking in the effectiveness of char amendment for heavy metal immobilization in contaminated (e.g., urban and arms range) soils where several metal contaminants coexist. The present study employed sorbents of a common biomass origin (broiler litter manure) that underwent various degrees of carbonization (chars formed by pyrolysis at 350 and 700 degrees C and steam-activated analogues) for heavy metal (Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II)) immobilization in water and soil. ATR-FTIR, (1)H NMR, and Boehm titration results suggested that higher pyrolysis temperature and activation lead to the disappearance (e.g., aliphatic -CH(2) and -CH(3)) and the formation (e.g., C-O) of certain surface functional groups, portions of which are leachable. Both in water and in soil, pH increase by the addition of basic char enhanced the immobilization of heavy metals. Heavy metal immobilization resulted in nonstoichiometric release of protons, that is, several orders of magnitude greater total metal concentration immobilized than protons released. The results suggest that with higher carbonized fractions and loading of chars, heavy metal immobilization by cation exchange becomes increasingly outweighed by other controlling factors such as the coordination by pi electrons (C=C) of carbon and precipitation.

  8. Zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of rhyolitic tuff, granite porphyry and syenogranite in the Lengshuikeng ore district, SE China: Implications for a continental arc to intra-arc rift setting

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    Changming Wang; Da Zhang; Ganguo Wu; Yigan Xu; Emmanuel John M Carranza; Yaoyao Zhang; Huaikun Li; Jianzhen Geng

    2013-06-01

    SE China is well known for its Mesozoic large-scale granitoid plutons and associated ore deposits. Here, zircon U–Pb geochronological and geochemical data have been used to better constrain the petrogenesis of the igneous rocks associated with porphyry Ag–Pb–Zn deposits in the Lengshuikeng ore district, SE China. The Lengshuikeng rhyolitic tuff, granite porphyry and syenogranite yielded zircon U–Pb ages of 161, 155 and 138 Ma, respectively. The Lengshuikeng granite porphyries belong to calc-alkaline series and show fractionated I-type affinities. The rhyolitic tuffs show almost similar characteristics as the granite porphyries. The engshuikeng syenogranites are all alkali-rich and show A-type affinities. The syenogranites have high contents of high field strength elements such as Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf; with Zr + Nb + Ce + Y contents of < 350 ppm. Chondrite-normalized REE patterns show relative enrichment of LREEs and strong negative Eu anomalies. The Lengshuikeng granite porphyries, syenogranites and tuffs were probably derived from partial melting of underlying Proterozoic metasedimentary rocks with minor addition of mantle-derived magmas, accompanied by fractional crystallization. Detailed petrologic and geochemical data for the Jurassic igneous rocks from the Lengshuikeng ore district imply that during the Late Jurassic, SE China on the southeast of the Shi-Hang zone was a continental arc associated with the subduction of the Palaeo-Pacific plate and that since the beginning of the Early Cretaceous an intra-arc rift has been formed along the Shi-Hang zone.

  9. Evaluation of the air quality regarding total suspended particles and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) in the Hermosillo city, Sonora, Mexico, during a yearly period; Evaluacion de la calidad del aire respecto de particulas suspendidas totales y metales pesados (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) en la Ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, durante un periodo anual

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    Cruz C, M. E.; Quintero N, M. [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Instituto de Ingenieria, Campus Mexicali, Calle de la Normal s/n, y Blvd. Benito Juarez, Col. Insurgentes Este, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico); Gomez A, A.; Varela S, J., E-mail: martincruzcampas@hotmail.com [Universidad de Sonora, Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica y Metalurgia, Blvd. Rosales y Luis Ensina s/n, Edificio 5B, Col. Centro, 83000 Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

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    In the present study, the air quality of the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico was assessed considering total suspended particulates (tsp) and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr) from June 2001 through May 2002 in three monitoring sites Centro (Mazon), Nor este (CESUES) and Noroeste (CBTIS). The filter-samples used for that purpose were provided by the Air Quality Evaluation and Improvement Program (PEMCA) of the municipality of Hermosillo. The sampling method was based on high volume sampling frequency set every 6 days with non-simultaneous sampling among the three sampling sites. Filters were dissolved for metal determination by acidic-extraction, and then analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results indicate that tsp concentrations at Centro and Noroeste sites were frequently higher than the maximum daily permissible level (260 {mu}g/m{sup 3}), while in the three sites the annual average was higher than the maximum annual permissible level (75 {mu}g/m{sup 3}) both established in the standard NOM-024-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994a). According to the Air Quality Standard Index (US EPA 1992a), used in Mexico by Air Quality Metropolitan Index (IMECA) the results indicate that the air quality in the city of Hermosillo regarding tsp was placed between no satisfactory and poor. In regard to heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr), concentrations detected were below the maximum permissible levels and/or criteria taking into account the standard NOM-026-Ssa-1993 (Ssa 1994b), the Who criterion (2000), the European Union criterion (Cec 2003), and the European Environmental Agency criteria (EEA 2004). Such findings would mean that airborne metals are of no concern; however, air quality is still classified as no satisfactory due to high particulate matter concentrations. Keeping air quality parameters monitoring is recommended in order to get extensive data for use in risk studies of air quality and health (morbidity/mortality), as well as topographic conditions

  10. Señales aterogénicas tempranas en niños entre 3 y 5 años de un círculo infantil de La Habana

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    Helen Maria Barreto-Quintana

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Las señales aterogénicas tempranas (SAT, están presentes desde las etapas más tempranas de la vida y pueden persistir hasta la edad adulta si no se toman medidas efectivas. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio trasversal en 119 niños de 3 a 5 años de edad. Se efectuó un examen antropométrico (peso, talla, índice de masa corporal (IMC, se recogieron los antecedentes familiares de riesgo aterosclerótico y se realizaron tres tomas de tensión arterial, registrando el promedio de ellas. El estado nutricional fue evaluado por las tablas cubanas de IMC y la tensión arterial por las tablas del cuarto reporte de hipertensión. Resultados. Se obtuvo como resultado que el IMC se incrementó con la edad, con una mayor frecuencia de obesidad a los 5 años (41,1%. El 6,7% de los niños presentaron prehipertensión/hipertensión. Los antecedentes familiares de riesgo aterosclerótico estuvieron presentes en el 59,7%, prevaleciendo el tabaquismo y la hipertensión. Los niños que tuvieron un peso al nacimiento entre 2.500 y 3.000 gramos presentaron mayores valores medios de IMC y tensión arterial. Conclusiones. El presente estudio demostró la presencia de SAT en niños de edad preescolar, algunos de ellos con más de una señal. La presencia de mayores valores de IMC y tensión arterial en los que tuvieron un peso al nacer entre 2.500 y 3.000 gramos constituye una alerta en su seguimiento y la necesidad de orientar medidas preventivas desde edades tempranas.

  11. High-Output-Power Densities from MBE-grown n- and p-Type PbTeSe-based Thermoelectrics via Improved Contact Metallization

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    2011-10-19

    thermocouples used to establish 11 T were embedded in the copper rod just above the sample that produced T hot and the second thermocouple was embedded in...Bi 1E+I9 a+ 180 IUD PIDilli 6E+!2 !!,++ Polished BaFl substrate G-561-A 40 min atomic H, 140 oc 200nmNi ~1x10"" Scatter in TLM data, n-type 100 run

  12. Investigations on electrical and magnetic properties of multiferroic [(1-x)Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3-xNi0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4] composites

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    Pradhan, Dhiren K.; Barik, Sujit K.; Sahoo, Satyaprakash; Puli, Venkata S.; Katiyar, R. S.

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    Here, we report the magnetic, ferroelectric, dielectric properties, and Raman spectroscopic studies of multiferroic [(1-x)Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3-xNi0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4] composites at room temperature. The phase formation of composites was confirmed independently from the X-ray diffraction and Raman studies. The room temperature magnetic studies reveal ferromagnetic like behavior of these composites in contrast to the paramagnetic nature of Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3. Furthermore, with increasing x, the saturation magnetization, remnant magnetization, and coercive fields are found to increase. The electrical characterizations of these composites reveal a decrease in remnant polarization and dielectric constant with increasing x. More importantly, the x = 0.2 composite is found to be a very good multiferroic material at room temperature among the composites and could be a potential candidate for future potential applications.

  13. A comparison of the properties of polyurethane immobilised Sphagnum moss, seaweed, sunflower waste and maize for the biosorption of Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni in continuous flow packed columns.

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    Zhang, Yue; Banks, Charles

    2006-02-01

    The biosorption of Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni from a mixed solution of the metals was investigated in continuous flow packed columns containing polyurethane immobilised biomass. The characteristics and biosorption properties of Sphagnum moss, the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum, waste biomass from the preparation of sunflower oil, and whole plant maize were compared. All the biomass types showed a preference for the sequestration of Pb followed by Cu, with Ni and Zn having roughly equal affinity. With continuous metal loading to the column there was an initial binding of all metals and then a displacement of the lower affinity metals by those with a high affinity. This led to a chromatographic effect in the column with breakthrough concentrations for low-affinity metals higher than the concentration in the feed. A similar phenomenon was found on desorption using acidic solutions where low-affinity metals were desorbed preferentially. The results also indicated that despite competitive displacement of one metal species by another the biomass appeared to succeed in retaining some low-affinity metal species indicating that there may be selective sites present with different affinity characteristics. When using a multi-metal solution with Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni at equal 10 mgl(-1) concentrations as column influent, the total quantities of metal sequestered were: seaweed, 117.3 mg g(-1); sunflower waste, 33.2 mg g(-1); Sphagnum moss, 32.5 mg g(-1); and maize, 2.3 mg g(-1). The use of an acid base potentiometric titration showed a relationship between the number of acid functional groups and biosorption capacity, although this was not proportional for the biomass types studied. It can, however, be used in conjunction with a simple classification of metals into high and low-affinity bands to make a preliminary assessment of a biosorption system.

  14. Synthesis and nonlineary optical properties of high quality ternary CdxPb1-xSe quantum dots%高品质三元CdxPb1-xSe量子点的制备与非线性光学性能研究

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    杜凯; 牟晓勇; 余大斌; 张金花; 王峰; 赵明辉

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    因为具有独特的量子效应,量子点一直受到诸多领域的广泛关注。为了研究CdxPb1-xSe三元量子点非线性特性,研究了高品质三元量子点的简便制备方法,在此基础上,进一步在532nm激光条件下利用Z-扫描技术研究了其非线性光学性能。结果表明,以制备的N-油酰基-吗啡啉为溶剂,采用改进“一锅煮”法成功地获得了大小均一、结晶良好的CdxPb1-xSe量子点;Cd0.5Pb0.5Se量子点的非线性吸收系数和非线性折射率分别为1.01×10-9 m/W和-1.1×10-10 esu,相比于CdSe二元量子点,体现出更加显著的非线性折射特性。因此,CdxPb1-xSe量子点在激光防护、光电开关等方面具有重要的潜在应用价值。%Because of the unique quantum effect, quantum dots (QDs) have attracted wide attention in various fields for many years. In order to study the nonlinear optical properties of ternary CdxPb1-xSe QDs, a convenient synthesis method of high-quality QDs was developed, on the basis of which the nonlinear optical properties of the QDs were studied using Z-scan technique under 532 nm laser radiation. The results indicate that the high-quality CdxPb1 -xSe QDs with uniform size and highly crystalline nature are successfully achieved by a improved "one-pot" synthesis method with the synthesized N-oleoylmorpholine used as solvent, and that the nonlinear absorption coefficient and nonlinear refractive index of Cd0.5Pb0.5Se were 1.01í10 -9 m/W and -1.1í10 -10 esu, respectively, showing much more remarkable optical nonlinearity compared with binary CdSe QDs. Thus, the ternary CdxPb1-xSe QDs should be of potential in laser protection and photoelectric switch, etc.

  15. Monazite ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology in the LAGIR laboratory, Rio de Janeiro State University: protocols and first applications to the assembly of Gondwana supercontinent in SE-Brazil

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    Aguair Neto, Carla Cristiane; Valeriano, Claudio M.; Heilbron, Monica; Lobato, Marcela, E-mail: neto.carla@hotmail.com [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Geologia. Lab. de Geocronologia e Isotopos Radiogenicos; Passarelli, Claudia R. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Instituto de Geociencias

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    The chemical and spectrometric procedures of the U-Pb geochronology method on monazites, recently installed in the LAGIR laboratory, are described in detail. In addition, preliminary results on monazite samples from the Brasilia and Ribeira belts are reported and discussed in the context of the regional geology. Several experiments for calibration of ion exchange chromatographic columns with the AG-1x8 resin, were performed with HCl, using dissolved natural monazite samples. The Pb blanks of reagents are ∼ 0.5 pg/g in acids and ∼1 pg/g in H{sub 2}O. The total Pb blanks in chemical procedures were below 22 pg. Preliminary results are presented from three case studies related to Brasiliano orogenic belts of SE-Brazil, which correlate very well with previous age determinations from literature: two sub-concordant grains from an Araxa Group quartzite (southern Brasilia belt) define a concordia age of 602.6 ±1.4 Ma; a -0.8% discordant grain from a quartzite of the Sao Fidelis Group (Costeiro Domain, central Ribeira belt) yielded a concordia age of 535.3 ± 2.4 Ma; two 0.4 % and 1.3 % discordant monazite grains from the post-collisional Itaoca Granite (Costeiro Domain, central Ribeira belt) define a concordia age of 476.4 ± 1.8 Ma. (author)

  16. Monazite ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology in the LAGIR laboratory, Rio de Janeiro State University: protocols and first applications to the assembly of Gondwana supercontinent in SE-Brazil

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The chemical and spectrometric procedures of the U-Pb geochronology method on monazites, recently installed in the LAGIR laboratory, are described in detail. In addition, preliminary results on monazite samples from the Brasília and Ribeira belts are reported and discussed in the context of the regional geology. Several experiments for calibration of ion exchange chromatographic columns with the AG-1x8 resin, were performed with HCl, using dissolved natural monazite samples. The Pb blanks of reagents are ∼0.5 pg/g in acids and ∼1 pg/g in H2O. The total Pb blanks in chemical procedures were below 22 pg. Preliminary results are presented from three case studies related to Brasiliano orogenic belts of SE-Brazil, which correlate very well with previous age determinations from literature: two sub-concordant grains from an Araxá Group quartzite (southern Brasília belt define a concordia age of 602.6 ±1.4 Ma; a -0.8% discordant grain from a quartzite of the São Fidelis Group (Costeiro Domain, central Ribeira belt yielded a concordia age of 535.3 ± 2.4 Ma; two 0.4 % and 1.3 % discordant monazite grains from the post-collisional Itaoca Granite (Costeiro Domain, central Ribeira belt define a concordia age of 476.4 ± 1.8 Ma.

  17. Distribuição de Zn, Pb, Ni, Cu, Mn e Fe nas frações do sedimento superficial do Rio Cachoeira na região sul da Bahia, Brasil

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    José Soares dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The metal distribution in the surface sediment fractions of the Cachoeira River was evaluated based on the fractionation method using a five-step sequential extraction. The determination of metals was made by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (F AAS. Zn, Pb and Cu exhibit higher concentrations in the residual fraction of the sediment from sites that receive discharges from urban and industrial zones. High levels of Ni (60 ± 1 to 447 ± 9 µg L-1 were found in the river water, which may be detrimental to the "health" of rural communities that utilize the river water for domestic purposes without treatment.

  18. The influence of metal speciation in combustion waste on the efficiency of Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni and Cr bioleaching in a mixed culture of sulfur-oxidizing and biosurfactant-producing bacteria.

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    Karwowska, Ewa; Wojtkowska, Małgorzata; Andrzejewska, Dorota

    2015-12-15

    Metal leachability from ash and combustion slag is related to the physico-chemical properties, including their speciation in the waste. Metals speciation is an important factor that influences the efficiency of metal bioleaching from combustion wastes in a mixed culture of acidophilic and biosurfactant-producing bacteria. It was observed that individual metals tended to occur in different fractions, which reflects their susceptibility to bioleaching. Cr and Ni were readily removed from wastes when present with a high fraction bound to carbonates. Cd and Pb where not effectively bioleached when present in high amounts in a fraction bound to organic matter. The best bioleaching results were obtained for power plant slag, which had a high metal content in the exchangeable, bound to carbonates and bound to Fe and Mg oxides fractions- the metal recovery percentage for Zn, Cu and Ni from this waste exceeded 90%.

  19. 高度取向的(Pb0.5Sr0.5)TiO3/LaNiO3异质结构铁电薄膜性能%Highly oriented (Pb0.5Sr0.5)TiO3/LaNiO3 heterostructures ferroelectric thin films

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    程铁栋; 杨丽荣; 唐新桂; 易见兵

    2010-01-01

    用sol-gel方法在Pt(111)/Ti/SiO2/Si(100)衬底上制备了具有LaNiO3(LNO)缓冲层的(Pb0.5Sr0.5)TiO3(PSrT50)/LNO/Pt异质结构铁电薄膜.X射线分析发现PSrT50薄膜在(100)方向高度取向,同时扫描电镜图像显示薄膜结构致密、表面平整.通过和直接在Pt上制备的、相同厚度的PSrT50薄膜比较,PSrT50/LNO/Pt结构薄膜在室温下具有更大的剩余极化(Pr=4.5 μC/cm2)和更高的介电常数(εr=850).同时,漏电流机理分析表明,PSrT50/LNO/Pt结构薄膜在低电场作用下呈现Pool-Frenkel发射效应,在高电场作用下则表现为空间电荷限制电流.

  20. Radiochemical neutron activation analysis for 36 elements in geological material: Au, Ag, Bi, Br, Cd, Cs, Ge, In, Ir, Ni, Os, Pd, Rb, Re, Sb, Se, Sn, Te, Tl, U, and Zn as well as Sc, Y, and REE

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    Anders, E; Wolf, R; Morgan, J W; Ebihara, M; Woodrow, A B; Janssens, M J; Hertogen, J

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    In lunar and terrestrial rocks and in meteorites, the radiochemical neutron activation method decribed here enables determination of the 21 trace and ultratrace elements Ag, Au, Bi, Br, Cd, Cs, Ga, Ge, In, Ir, Ni, Os, Pd, Rb, Re, Sb, Se, Te, Tl, U, Zn, as well as 13 rare earth elements (REE), Sc and Y. Materials, techniques and procedures are discussed. 81 refs.

  1. Theory versus experiment for a family of single-layer compounds with a similar atomic arrangement: (Tl,X )/Si(111 )√{3 }×√{3 }(X =Pb,Sn,Bi,Sb,Te,Se)

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    Matetskiy, A. V.; Kibirev, I. A.; Mihalyuk, A. N.; Eremeev, S. V.; Gruznev, D. V.; Bondarenko, L. V.; Tupchaya, A. Y.; Zotov, A. V.; Saranin, A. A.

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    Two-dimensional compounds made of one monolayer of Tl and one-third monolayer of Pb, Bi, Te, or Se (but not of Sn or Sb) on Si(111) have been found to have a similar atomic arrangement which can be visualized as a √{3 }×√{3 } -periodic honeycomb network of chained Tl trimers with atoms of the second adsorbate occupying the centers of the honeycomb units. Structural and electronic properties of the compounds have been examined in detail theoretically using density functional theory (DFT) calculations and experimentally using low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) observations. It has been found that though structural parameters of the compounds are very similar for all species, the only common feature of their band structure is a considerable spin-splitting of the surface-state bands, while other basic electronic properties vary greatly with a change of species. The Tl-Pb compound is strongly metallic with two metallic surface-state bands; the Tl-Bi compound is also metallic but with a single metallic band; the Tl-Te and Tl-Se compounds appear to be insulators.

  2. Oxidized Ni/Au Transparent Electrode in Efficient CH3 NH3 PbI3 Perovskite/Fullerene Planar Heterojunction Hybrid Solar Cells.

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    Lai, Wei-Chih; Lin, Kun-Wei; Wang, Yuan-Ting; Chiang, Tsung-Yu; Chen, Peter; Guo, Tzung-Fang

    2016-05-01

    The successful application of a Ni/Au transparent electrode for fabricating efficient perovskite-based solar cells is demonstrated. Through interdiffusion of the Ni/Au bilayer, Au forms an interconnected metallic network structure as the transparent electrode. Ni diffuses to the bilayer surface and oxidizes into NiOx becoming an appropriate electrode interlayer. These ITO- and PSS-free devices have potential applications in the design of future cost-effective, low-weight, and stable solar cells. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Origin of ~2.5 Ga potassic granite from the Nellore Schist Belt, SE India: textural, cathodoluminescence, and SHRIMP U-Pb data

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    Vijaya Kumar, K.; Ernst, W. G.; Leelanandam, C.; Wooden, J. L.; Grove, M. J.

    2011-10-01

    In a geochemical and geochronological investigation of Archean and Proterozoic magmatism in the Nellore Schist Belt, we conducted SHRIMP U-Pb analyses of zircons from two cospatial granitic bodies at Guramkonda and Vendodu. The former is a Ba- and Sr-rich hornblende-bearing tonalite, whereas the latter is a Rb-, Zr-, Pb-, Th-, U-, and REE-rich biotite-bearing leucogranite. The Guramkonda tonalite displays a restitic texture with remnants of trapped granitic melt, whereas the Vendodu leucogranite contains residual/partially melted plagioclase grains. Both rock types contain two generations of zircon: tonalite contains a group of euhedral zoned zircons enclosed within plagioclase and a group of subhedral patchy zircons associated with trapped melt (quartz + feldspar matrix), and leucogranite also contains a group of doubly terminated euhedral zircons included within orthoclase as well as a group of zircons with visible cores mantled by later rim growth. Cathodoluminescence images also clearly document two distinctly textured varieties of zircon: the tonalite contains a population characterized by narrowly spaced uninterrupted oscillatory zoning and a second population lacking zoning but exhibiting a random distribution of dark (U-rich) and light (U-poor) regions; the leucogranite contains U-rich zoned zircons and U-poor zircon cores mantled by U-rich rims. The REE chemistry of zircon cores from the Vendodu leucogranite is very similar to the REE of zoned zircons from the Guramkonda tonalite. Zircon ages from both plutons exhibit bimodal distributions in U-Pb concordia diagrams. The tonalite defines an age of 2,521 Ma ± 5 Ma for zoned magmatic zircons and 2,485 Ma ± 5 Ma for unzoned newly precipitated zircons, whereas the leucogranite has an age of 2,518 Ma ± 5 Ma for U-poor zircon cores (relics of the tonalite pluton) and 2,483 Ma ± 3 Ma for U-rich zoned magmatic zircons. The trace element geochemistry of the ~2,520 Ma zircons is distinctly different from the ~2

  4. Direct observation of the delocalized and condensed exciton state in Ta2NiSe5, a candidate of excitonic insulators

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    Lee, Jinwon; Kang, Chang-Jong; Eom, Man Jin; Kim, Jun Sung; Min, Byung Il; Yeom, Han Woong

    The excitonic insulator (EI) was first proposed theoretically in 1967, but only few materials have been suggested as its candidates. Also, the experimental evidences of the EI state have been mostly indirect such as transport anomaly or renormalization of band dispersions. We carried out scanning tunneling microscopy / spectroscopy (STM/S) experiments at 78 K and room temperature and theoretical calculations to investigate the electronic structure of Ta2NiSe5, which was recently suggested to be an EI. Our STM/S results show a metal-insulator phase transition, showing clearly an energy gap of 700 meV at 78 K. Furthermore, the spatially delocalized excitonic energy level is observed within the band gap, which can not be assigned as parts of valence or conduction bands. Through theoretical calculation we assign this gap state as the exciton level, which can be the direct evidence of the EI ground state. The theoretical calculation using the exciton order parameter of 150 meV reproduces the spectral function very well. In addition, we find out that the band character is inverted at the valence and conduction band edges by the exciton formation, which shows that the EI formation follows the Bardeen-Copper-Schrieffer condensation of copper pairs. Corresponding author.

  5. Metal flux and dynamic speciation at (bio)interfaces. Part VI: The roles of simple, fulvic and aggregate complexes on computed metal flux in freshwater ligand mixtures; comparison of Pb, Zn and Ni at planar and microspherical interfaces

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    Zhang, Zeshi; Buffle, Jacques

    2009-03-01

    The computations of metal flux in aquatic systems, at consuming interfaces like microorganism surfaces are of major importance in ecotoxicology and dynamic risk assessment. In this paper, the flux of Zn(II) and Ni(II), at a planar consuming interface in a typical natural freshwater, are studied. The system includes (a) simple ligands (OH -, CO32-); (b) fulvics; (c) aggregates, as complexants, i.e., those which play the major roles in controlling the metal distribution and/or metal flux in aquatic media. The above two metals are chosen because they participate, respectively, to intermediate and very slow chemical reactions with complexing sites, and are thus complementary to Pb(II) and Cu(II) (two metals with very fast reactions) studied in Parts III-V of this series. The effects of the various physico-chemical factors, in particular, the diffusion layer thickness, the stability constants and complexing site distribution of fulvics and the size distribution of aggregates, are studied in details. The contribution to the flux, of each complex type, is computed. This paper also compares the dynamic behaviour of Pb(II), Zn(II) and Ni(II) as well as the labilities and flux contributions of their various complexes at planar and microspherical interfaces. This enables to make predictions on biouptake by microorganisms.

  6. Bioaccumulation and Distribution of Heavy Metals (Cd, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn in the Different Tissues of Chicoreus capucinus Lamarck (Mollusca: Muricidae Collected from Sungai Janggut, Kuala Langat, Malaysia

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    Franklin Edward Berandah

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge on accumulation and distribution of metals in the soft tissues may help us to understand the processes involved in the uptake and excretion of metals in the different parts of molluscs such as Chicoreus capucinus. Chicoreus capucinus was collected from intertidal areas of Sungai Janggut mudflat, Kuala Langat, Selangor and analysed for heavy metals content in the tissues. The capability of the different parts to accumulate heavy metal from the environment was measured by calculating their Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factor (BSAF values. From this preliminary investigation, it was found that the highest concentrations of Cu were found in the caecum (194±24.4 µg/g dw, Cd in digestive gland (32.9±0.000 µg/g dw and Fe in operculum (971±2.50 µg/g dw. For Ni and Pb, high concentrations in shell were observed and Zinc high levels in most of the tissues studied except shell and operculum. On the other hand, highest BSAF values were obtained in caecum for Cu (101.2, Zn (27.4 and Cd (53.1, while highest BSAF values were obtained in shell for Pb (32.6 and Ni (8.88. However, in general, most of the different parts of the gastropod could be suggested as macro concentrator organs, since the BSAF values were greater than 2. More studies should be conducted in the future to determine the potential of C. capucinus as biomonitor.

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

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

    2014-08-15

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

  8. Preconcentration of Pb(II), Cr(III), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Cd(II) ions in environmental samples by membrane filtration prior to their flame atomic absorption spectrometric determinations

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    Divrikli, Umit [Pamukkale University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry, 20020 Denizli (Turkey)]. E-mail: udivrikli@pamukkale.edu.tr; Kartal, Aslihan Arslan [Pamukkale University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry, 20020 Denizli (Turkey); Soylak, Mustafa [Erciyes University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry, 38039 Kayseri (Turkey); Elci, Latif [Pamukkale University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry, 20020 Denizli (Turkey)

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    A method for separation-preconcentration of Pb(II), Cr(III), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Cd(II) ions by membrane filtration has been described. The method based on the collection of analyte metal ions on a cellulose nitrate membrane filter and determination of analytes by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). The method was optimized for several parameters including of pH, matrix effects and sample volume. The recoveries of analytes were generally in the range of 93-100%. The detection limits by 3 sigma for analyte ions were 0.02 {mu}g L{sup -1} for Pb(II), 0.3 {mu}g L{sup -1} for Cr(III), 3.1 {mu}g L{sup -1} for Cu(II), 7.8 {mu}g L{sup -1} for Ni(II) and 0.9 {mu}g L{sup -1} for Cd(II). The proposed method was applied to the determination of lead, chromium, copper, nickel and cadmium in tap waters and RM 8704 Buffalo River Sediment standard reference material with satisfactory results. The relative standard deviations of the determinations were below 10%.

  9. Application of mesoporous SBA-15 silica functionalized with 4-amino-2-mercaptopyrimidine for the adsorption of Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II) from water.

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    Jorgetto, Alexandre de Oliveira; Pereira, Silvana Pontes; Silva, Rafael Innocenti Vieira da; Saeki, Margarida Juri; Martines, Marco Antonio Utrera; Pedrosa, Valber de Albuquerque; Castro, Gustavo Rocha de

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    This work reports the sol-gel synthesis of a SBA-15 silica, and its functionalization with 4-amino-2-mercaptopyrimidine to perform adsorption of metal species from aqueous media. The functionalization of the material was confirmed by FTIR and superficial area measurements. The final material was tested through batch experiments to uncover its adsorptive properties towards the adsorption of Cu(II), Cd(II), Zn(II), Pb(II) and Ni(II). Contact time and pH conditions were investigated, and the material presented slow adsorption kinetics, which was best described by the pseudo-second order model. In addition, at pH 5 - 6, the adsorption of the metal ions was favored. Under optimized conditions, the material had its maximum adsorption capacities determined for all metal species studied, and the obtained values were 13.0 µmol g(-1) for Zn(II), 12.3 µmol g(-1) for Cu(II), 3.45 µmol g(-1) for Ni(II), 2.45 µmol g(-1) for Pb(II) and 0.60 µmol g(-1) for Cd(II). The capacity differences between each metal ion were discussed in terms of their ionic radii and Person's soft/hard acids/bases concept.

  10. Magneto-dielectric effect in Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 filled nanoporous Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 composite

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    Shilpi Banerjee; Anindya Datta; Asim Bhaumik; Dipankar Chakravorty

    2012-11-01

    Nanoporous Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 particles of diameter, ∼ 9.5 nm, were synthesized by citric acid assisted thermal decomposition in an autoclave. The BET surface area measured was 80 m2 g-1 and the average pore diameter was 2.5 nm. By soaking the particles in a suitable precursor solution and then subjecting them to a heat treatment at 923 K for 3 h, Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 was grown within the nanopores. X-ray and electron diffraction studies confirmed the presence of both these phases. The nanocomposites showed ferromagnetic behaviour over the temperature range 2–300 K. No ferroelectric hysteresis loop could be found which was consistent with the earlier theoretical prediction of loss of ferroelectricity below a critical thickness of 2.4 nm. Good magneto-dielectric response of the order of 7% at a magnetic field of 9 kOe was recorded for the present system. This is believed to arise due to a negative magnetostriction coefficient of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 which exerted a compressive strain on Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 thereby lowering the tetragonality in its crystal structure.

  11. Solid phase extraction and preconcentration of Cu(II), Pb(II), and Ni(II) in environmental samples on chemically modified Amberlite XAD-4 with a proper Schiff base.

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    Topuz, Berrin; Macit, Mustafa

    2011-02-01

    A new chelating resin, Amberlite XAD-4 loaded with N,N-bis(salicylidene)cyclohexanediamine (SCHD), was synthesized and characterized. The resin Amberlite XAD-4-SCHD was used for selective separation, preconcentration, and determination of Cu(II), Pb(II), and Ni(II) ions in water samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). Effects of pH, concentration, and volume of elution solution; flow rate of elution; and sample solution, sample volume, and interfering ions for the recovery of the analytes were investigated. These metal ions can be desorbed with 0.5-M HNO3 (recovery, 98%-101%). The sorption capacity was found between 1.38×10(-1) and 3.58×10(-1) mmol/g. In order to evaluate the accuracy of the proposed procedure, the certified reference materials, BCR-032 (Moroccan phosphate rock) and BCR-715 (industrial effluent wastewater), were analyzed. The detection limits of the method were found to be 0.11, 1.91, and 0.43 μg/L for Cu(II), Pb(II), and Ni(II), respectively. The method was applied to the extraction and the recovery of copper, lead, and nickel in wastewater and other water samples.

  12. Chemometric evaluation of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry) and Pb (graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry) concentrations in lipstick samples intended to be used by adults and children.

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    Batista, Érica Ferreira; Augusto, Amanda dos Santos; Pereira-Filho, Edenir Rodrigues

    2016-04-01

    A method was developed for determining the concentrations of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Pb in lipstick samples intended to be used by adults and children using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP OES) and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF AAS) after treatment with dilute HNO3 and hot block. The combination of fractional factorial design and Desirability function was used to evaluate the ICP OES operational parameters and the regression models using Central Composite and Doehlert designs were calculated to stablish the best working condition for all analytes. Seventeen lipstick samples manufactured in different countries with different colors and brands were analyzed. Some samples contained high concentrations of toxic elements, such as Cr and Pb, which are carcinogenic and cause allergic and eczematous dermatitis. The maximum concentration detected was higher than the permissible safe limits for human use, and the samples containing these high metal concentrations were intended for use by children. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used as a chemometrics tool for exploratory analysis to observe the similarities between samples relative to the metal concentrations (a correlation between Cd and Pb was observed). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. LA-ICP-MS Pb-U Dating of Young Zircons from the Kos-Nisyros Volcanic Centre, SE Aegean Arc (Greece)

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    Guillong, M.; Von Quadt, A.; Peytcheva, I.; Bachmann, O.

    2014-12-01

    Zircon Pb-U dating has become a key technique for answering many important questions in geosciences. This paper describes a new LA-ICP-MS approach. We show, using previously dated samples of a large quaternary rhyolitic eruption in the Kos-Nisyros volcanic centre (the 161 ka Kos Plateau Tuff), that the precision of our LA-ICP-MS method is as good as via SHRIMP, while ID-TIMS measurements confirm the accuracy. Gradational age distribution over >140 ka of the Kos zircons and the near-absence of inherited cores indicate near-continuous crystallisation in a growing magma reservoir with little input from wall rocks. Previously undated silicic eruptions from Nisyros volcano (Lower Pumice, Nikia Flow, Upper Pumice), which are stratigraphically constrained to have happened after the Kos Plateau Tuff, are dated to be younger than respectively 124 ± 35 ka, 111 ± 42 ka and 70 ± 24 ka. Samples younger than 1 Ma were corrected for initial thorium disequilibrium using a new formula that also accounts for disequilibrium in 230Th decay. Guillong, M. et al., 2014, JAAS, 29, p. 963-967; doi: 10.1039/c4ja00009a.

  14. Physico-chemical characterisation data and sorption measurements of Cs, Ni, Eu, Th, U, Cl, I and Se on MX-80 bentonite

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    Bradbury, M. H.; Baeyens, B.

    2011-12-15

    The Laboratory for Waste Management of the Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Department at the Paul Scherrer Institute is performing work to develop and test models as well as to acquire specific data relevant to performance assessments of Swiss radioactive waste repositories. These investigations are undertaken in close co-operation with, and with the financial support of, the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra). The present report describes the work carried out on MX-80 bentonite in support of Swiss radioactive waste performance assessment studies. With particular regard to Stage 2 of the Sectoral Plan for deep geological disposal, it was considered to be important to bring together in one document the information and results that have accrued over the years from both 'in house' studies and associated relevant literature data. The report gives a brief overview of the physico-chemical characteristics and porewater chemistry determined for MX-80 bentonite followed by the results of an extensive experimental sorption programme on the uptake of Cs(I), Ni(II), Eu(III), Th(IV), U(VI), CI(-I), I(-I) and Se(IV) on the same material. Sorption values are also given for K(I), Ca(II) and Sr(II) which were deduced from porewater chemistry modelling studies. The main aim of this work is to provide a compilation of experimental data on sorption isotherms for key radionuclides on MX-80 bentonite in the frame of the Swiss radioactive waste disposal programme. However, they also provide basic data sets to test the predictive capacity of mechanistic sorption models. In the first part of this work the mineralogy and physico-chemical characteristics of the MX-80 bentonite used in this work are presented: mineralogy, surface areas, sulphate and chloride inventories, CEC, cation occupancies, selectivity coefficients for K-Na, Mg-Na and Ca-Na exchange equilibria, amphoteric edge site capacities and protolysis constants and whole rock analyses

  15. 在LaNiO3-Pt复合电极上Pb(Zr,Ti)O3铁电薄膜及其成分梯度薄膜的制备和研究%Preparation and Study on Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Ferroelectric Thin Films and Compositionally Graded Thin Films on LaNiO3-Pt Composite Electrode

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    李建康; 姚熹

    2005-01-01

    LaNiO3 (LNO) thin films were prepared on Pt(111)/Ti/SiO2/Si substrate by metal-organic decomposition (MOD) method. Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ferroelectric thin films and their compositionally graded thin films were prepared on LNO/Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates by Sol-gel method. The composition depth profile of a typical up-graded film was determined by using a combination of Auger Electron Spectroscopy (ASE) and Ar Ion Etching. The results confirm that the processing method produces graded composition changes. XRD analysis showed that the graded thin films possessed composite structure of tetragonal and rhombohedral. The dielectric constants of Up-graded and Down-graded thin films were higher than that of each thin film unit. The dielectric constants were 277 and 269 at 10kHz, respectively. The loss tangents were 0.019 and 0.018 at 10kHz, respectively. The Hysteresis loops showed that the remanent polarizations of graded thin films were higher than that of each thin film unit, but the coercive fields were smaller. The remanent polarizations of Up-graded and Down-graded thin films were 30.06 and 26.96μC·cm-2, respectively. The coercive fields were 54.14, 54.23kV·cm-1, respectively. The pyroelectric coefficients of Up-graded and Down-graded thin films were 4.62, 2.51×10-8 C·cm-2·K-1 at room temperature, respectively. They were higher than that of each thin film unit.

  16. In-situ U-Pb, Hf and Re-Os isotopic analyses of the Xiangshan Ni-Cu-Co deposit in Eastern Tianshan (Xinjiang), Central Asia Orogenic Belt: Constraints on the timing and genesis of the mineralization

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    Han, Chunming; Xiao, Wenjiao; Zhao, Guochun; Ao, Songjian; Zhang, Jien; Qu, Wenjun; Du, Andao

    2010-12-01

    The timing and genesis of the major Ni-Cu-Co sulfide deposit in the Xiangshan intrusion have been studied based on newly obtained in-situ U-Pb, Hf and Re-Os isotopic analyses. The SIMS U-Pb zircon ages of the gabbro hosting the Ni-Cu-Co sulfide deposit indicate that the Xiangshan intrusion was emplaced at 279.6 ± 1.1 Ma (95% confidence level, MSWD = 1.30, n = 15). On the basis of combined geological and geochronological evidence, we suggest that the Xiangshan and other adjacent Ni-Cu deposits were formed in the same period. Sulphides have low common Os concentrations and high Re/Os ratios, similar to sulphide ores from the Duluth, Sally Malay and Voisey Bay complexes. The Re-Os isotopic data from the disseminated and massive ores from the Xiangshan intrusion do not form a single isochron, as they have different initial Os ratios. The Hf and Os isotopic data suggest that the Xiangshan intrusion and associated Ni-Cu-Co mineralization were derived from crustally contaminated mantle melts. The geochemical data show a tholeiitic affinity and a strong suprasubduction zone signature with negative Nb, Sr, and Ti anomalies similar to N-MORB and E-MORB. We suggest that the mafic-ultramafic rocks and associated Ni-Cu mineralization of the Eastern Tianshan orogen formed in an Alaska-type subduction zone-arc setting. Some diagnostic features of ridge-trench interaction are present in the Chinese East Tianshan orogen (e.g. granites, adakites, high-Mg andesites, near-trench magmatism, Alaskan-type mafic-ultramafic complexes, high-temperature metamorphic belts that prograde rapidly from low-grade belts, and orogenic gold deposits). The above distinctive rock groups are probably related to the same thermal event, ridge subduction, as in the Cenozoic orogen of Alaska. We suggest that ridge subduction is the most plausible mechanism to provide the necessary heat. Ridge subduction provides an important promising model for understanding many aspects of the evolution of the Chinese

  17. Zircon U-Pb age and geochemical constraints on the origin and tectonic implication of Cadomian (Ediacaran-Early Cambrian) magmatism in SE Turkey

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    Beyarslan, Melahat; Lın, Yu-Chin; Bingöl, A. Feyzi; Chung, Sun-Lin

    2016-11-01

    The Bitlis-Pütürge Massifs and Derik volcanics that crop out in the Southeast Anatolian Belt are parts of the Cadomian domain in Anatolia where relicts of the oldest continental crust of Turkey are exposed. The Bitlis-Pütürge Massifs contain a Neoproterozoic basement, with overlying Phanerozoic rocks that were imbricated, metamorphosed and thrust over the edge of Arabia during the Alpine orogeny. The basement consists mainly of granitic to tonalitic augen gneisses and metagranites, associated with schists, amphibolites and paragneisses. Based on whole-rock geochemical data, the augen gneisses are interpreted to have protoliths crystallized from subduction zone magmas. This study conducted the first zircon dating on two augen gneisses that gave 206Pb/238U dates of 551 ± 6 and 544 ± 4 Ma, interpreted as the formation ages of the Pütürge Massif, broadly coeval to those of the Bitlis metagranites and the Derik volcanics that occurred from ca. 581 to 529 Ma (the Ediacaran-early Cambrian). The ɛHf(t) values (+1.2 to -5.3) of the dated zircons, with crustal model ages (TDMC) from 1.4 to 1.8 Ga, indicate that formation of the Pütürge Massif involves an older, most likely the Mesoproterozoic, continental crust component. Similar to the Bitlis-Pütürge gneisses, coeval basement rocks are widespread in the Tauride-Anatolide platform (e.g., the Menderes Massif). All these dispersed Cadomian basement rocks are interpreted as fragments of the Ediacaran-Early Cambrian continental arcs bordering the active margin of northern Gondwana.

  18. Evaluation of matrix effect on the determination of rare earth elements and As, Bi, Cd, Pb, Se and In in honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees (Tetragonisca angustula - Jataí) by Q-ICP-MS.

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    de Oliveira, Fernanda Ataide; de Abreu, Adriana Trópia; de Oliveira Nascimento, Nathália; Froes-Silva, Roberta Eliane Santos; Antonini, Yasmine; Nalini, Hermínio Arias; de Lena, Jorge Carvalho

    2017-01-01

    Bees are considered the main pollinators in natural and agricultural environments. Chemical elements from honey and pollen have been used for monitoring the environment, the health of bees and the quality of their products. Nevertheless, there are not many studies on honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees. The goal of this work was to determine important chemical elements (Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Lu and Yb) along with As, Bi, Cd, Pb, Se and In, in honey and pollen of native Brazilian bees, assessing analytical interferences from the matrix. A proposed analytical method was developed for these elements by quadrupole ICP-MS. Matrix effect was verified in honey matrix in the quantification of As, Bi and Dy; and in pollen matrix for Bi, Cd, Ce, Gd, La, Pb and Sc. The quality of the method was considered satisfactory taking into consideration the recovery rate of each element in the spiked solutions: honey matrix (91.6-103.9%) and pollen matrix (94.1-115.6%). The quantification limits of the method ranged between 0.00041 and 10.3μgL(-1) for honey and 0.00041-0.095μgL(-1) for pollen. The results demonstrate that the method is accurate, precise and suitable. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Low temperature formation of ferroelectric PbTiO3 films by laser ablation with 2nd laser irradiation; Reiki hikari laser heiyo laser ablation ho ni yoru kyoyudentai PbTiO3 usumaku no teion keisei

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    Tabata, H.; Kawai, T. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)

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    The unique advantage of the pulsed laser deposition is its ability to produce highly oriented stoichiometric films at a low substrate temperature. Ferroelectric PbTiO3 thin films have been formed using 2nd laser assisted laser ablaion technique at low temperature, i.e., 350degC, on Sr7iO3 single-crystal substrates and Pt/MgO electrodes. The second laser irradiation at the substrate surface is quite effective for crystallization of the films at low substrate temperature below 400degC. The suitable energy density (fluence) of the irradiation laser is in the range of 30-100 mJ/cm{sup 2}. X-ray diffraction patterns of PbTiO3 thin films show c-axis orientation, with a rocking angle of 1.0 - 0.5deg. These films exhibit ferroelectric hysteresis loop. The dielectric constant and remanent polalyzation of the PbTiO3 films are in the range of 120-150 and 60-80 {mu}C/cm{sup 2}, respectively. 31 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

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    ISSN 1684–5315 ©2012 Academic Journals ... Exposure to Pb above permissible limit (50 ppb in water) .... taken and analyzed for residual metal concentration determination. ..... loss in Pb(II) sorption capacity up to five cycles of reuse of.

  1. Litochlebite, Ag2PbBi4Se8, a new selenide mineral species from Zalesi, Czech Republic: description and crystal structure

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    Makovicky, Emil; Topa, Dan; Sejkora, Jiri;

    2011-01-01

    , and uranophane. Litochlebite is opaque, dark grey to black, has a dark grey streak and a metallic luster. No cleavage was observed; the mineral is brittle with an irregular fracture. The VHN10g microhardness 230 (227–234) kg/mm2 corresponds to a Mohs hardness of about 3; the calculated density is 7.90 g/cm3...... [Fo > 4s(Fo)] collected on a Bruker AXS diffractometer with a CCD detector and MoKa radiation. The crystal structure contains one lead site, four independent Bi sites, four silver sites and eight independent Se sites. One Ag site is an octahedrally coordinated (2 + 4) site in the pseudotetragonal...

  2. Piezoelectric, dielectric and magnetic properties of (1-x)Pb[Zr, Ti, (Mg{sub 1/2}W{sub 1/2}), (Ni{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})]O{sub 3}+x(Ni, Co, Cu)FeO{sub 4} composites

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    Chao Xiaolian [Key Laboratory for Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an, 710062 Shaanxi (China); Yang Zupei, E-mail: yangzp@snnu.edu.c [Key Laboratory for Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an, 710062 Shaanxi (China); Dong Mingyuan; Zhang Yi [Key Laboratory for Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an, 710062 Shaanxi (China)

    2011-08-15

    The phase structure, microstructure, piezoelectric properties, dielectric characteristic and the ME effect of magnetoelectric Pb[Zr{sub 0.23}Ti{sub 0.36}+0.02(Mg{sub 1/2}W{sub 1/2})+0.39(Ni{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})]O{sub 3} (PZT)+xNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (NCCF) composite ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid state reaction method. The structural analysis of both the constituent phases and their composites was carried out by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed cubic spinel structure for ferrite phase and tetragonal perovskite structure for ferroelectric phase. The piezoelectric constant, dielectric constant, Curie temperature, remanent polarization and coercive electric field decreased with increase of ferrite content. The coercive field strength, saturation magnetization and remanent magnetization increased with increasing ferrite content. - Highlights: (1-x)Pb[Zr{sub 0.23}Ti{sub 0.36}+0.02(Mg{sub 1/2}W{sub 1/2})+0.39(Ni{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})] O{sub 3}+xNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 0.1}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} composites have been prepared by the conventional ceramics technique. However, there is little work that can give piezoelectric characteristics of ME. In this work, the magnetoelectric and piezoelectric properties of magnetoelectric composites are investigated.

  3. 原子吸收法连续测定铋及氧化铋中铜铅铁镉镍%Sequential Determination of Cu, Pb, Fe, Cd and Ni in Bismuth and Bismuth Oxide by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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    张耀春

    2003-01-01

    HNO3分解样品后,直接用火焰原子吸收法测定铋及氧化铋中铜、铅、铁、镉、镍.方法的检出限分别为Cu 0.22 μg/g, Pb 1.5 μg/g, Fe 0.39 μg/g, Cd 0.11 μg/g , Ni 0.34 μg/g.与国标方法进行比较,分析结果基本一致,精密度试验,各元素的RSD(n=6)≤5.2% .

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

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    M. Padma Latha

    2007-04-01

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

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

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

    2014-08-15

    Highlights: • Graphenes magnetic composite nanoparticles (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS) were used to adsorb metal ions. • The adsorption of metal ions onto Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS could be well interpreted by the Freundlich equation. • The adsorption of metal ions onto Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS fit pseudo-second order kinetic model. • Thermodynamic studies illustrated that the adsorption process was endothermic and spontaneous in nature. - Abstract: In the present study, a kind of graphenes magnetic material (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS) was prepared by compositing graphene sheet with ferroferric oxide, and shown to be effictive for removing Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solution. The synthesized sorbent was characterized by SEM, TEM, FTIR, XRD, XPS and BET, respectively. The pH{sub ZPC} value of the sorbent was estimated to be 3.5 by alkaline-titration methods. Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-GS can be simply recovered from water with magnetic separation at low magnetic field within one minute. The sorption capacities of the metals were 17.29, 27.95, 23.03, 27.83 and 22.07 mg g{sup −1} for Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cd(II) and Ni(II), respectively. Kinetic data showed good correlation with pseudo-second-order equation and the Freundlich model was found to fit for the isotherm data of all the heavy metal ions. It was found that the metals sorption was accomplished mainly via chelation or ion exchange. The results of thermodynamic studies illustrate that the adsorption process was endothermic and spontaneous in nature.

  6. Evaluation of the adsorption potential of eco-friendly activated carbon prepared from cherry kernels for the removal of Pb(2+), Cd(2+) and Ni(2+) from aqueous wastes.

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    Pap, Sabolč; Radonić, Jelena; Trifunović, Snežana; Adamović, Dragan; Mihajlović, Ivana; Vojinović Miloradov, Mirjana; Turk Sekulić, Maja

    2016-12-15

    Development, characterization and evaluation of the efficiency of cost-effective medium for the removal of Pb(2+), Cd(2+) and Ni(2+) from aqueous systems, as a novel, eco-friendly solution for wastewater remediation were done. The precursors for low-cost adsorbent were lignocellulosic raw materials (sweet/sour cherry kernels), as industrial byproducts and components of organic solid waste. Activated carbon synthesis was carried out by thermochemical conversion (H3PO4, 500 °C) in the complete absence of inert atmosphere. Characterization of the activated carbon was performed by elemental analysis, FTIR, SEM, EDX and BET. BET surface area corresponds to 657.1 m(2) g(-1). The evaluation also included the influence of pH, contact time, solute concentration and adsorbent dose on the separation efficiency in the batch operational mode. The equilibrium and kinetic studies of adsorption were done. The maximum adsorption capacity of the activated carbon for Cd(2+) ions was calculated from the Langmuir isotherm and found to be 198.7 mg g(-1). Adsorption of Pb(2+) and Ni(2+) were better suitable to Freundlich model with the maximum adsorption capacity of 180.3 mg g(-1) and 76.27 mg g(-1), respectively. The results indicate that the pseudo-second-order model best describes adsorption kinetic data. Based on desorption study results, activated carbon was successfully regenerated with HNO3 for 3 cycles. In order to provide the results for basic cost-effective analysis, competing ion-effects in a real sample have been evaluated.

  7. Mid-Late Triassic metamorphic event for Changhai meta-sedimentary rocks from the SE Jiao-Liao-Ji Belt, North China Craton: Evidence from monazite U-Th-Pb and muscovite Ar-Ar dating

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    Liu, Fulai; Wang, Fang; Liou, J. G.; Meng, En; Liu, Jianhui; Yang, Hong; Xiao, Lingling; Cai, Jia; Shi, Jianrong

    2014-11-01

    The precise constraints on the timing of metamorphism of the Changhai metamorphic complex is of great importance considering the prolonged controversial issue of the north margin and the extension of the Sulu-Dabie HP-UHP Belt. While the monazite U-Th-Pb and muscovite 40Ar/39Ar techniques are widely accepted as two of the most powerful dating tools for revealing the thermal histories of medium-low grade metamorphic rocks and precisely constraining the timing of metamorphism. The Changhai metamorphic complex at the SE Jiao-Liao-Ji Belt, North China Craton consists of a variety of pelitic schist and Grt-Ky-bearing paragneiss, and minor quartzite and marble. Analyses of mineral inclusions and back-scattered electric (BSE) images of monazites, combined with LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb ages for monazites and 40Ar/39Ar ages for muscovites, provide evidence of the origin and metamorphic age of the Changhai metamorphic complex. Monazites separates from various Grt-Mus schists and Grt-Ky-St-Mus paragneisses exhibit homogeneous BSE images from cores to rims, and contain inclusion assemblages of Grt + Mus + Qtz ± Ctd ± Ky in schist, and Grt + Ky + St + Mus + Pl + Kfs + Qtz inclusions in paragneiss. These inclusion assemblages are very similar to matrix minerals of host rocks, indicating they are metamorphic rather than inherited or detrital in origin. LA-ICP-MS U-Th-Pb dating reveals that monazites of schist and paragneiss have consistent 206Pb/238U ages ranging from 228.1 ± 3.8 to 218.2 ± 3.7 Ma. In contrast, muscovites from various schists show slightly older 40Ar/39Ar plateau ages of 236.1 ± 1.5 to 230.2 ± 1.2 Ma. These geochronological and petrological data conclude that the pelitic sediments have experienced a metamorphic event at the Mid-Late Triassic (236.1-218.2 Ma) rather than the Paleoproterozoic (1950-1850 Ma), commonly regarded as the Precambrian basement for the Jiao-Liao-Ji Belt. Hence, the Changhai metamorphic complex should be considered as a discrete

  8. Electric field induced cubic to monoclinic phase transition in multiferroic 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} solid solution

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    Pandey, Rishikesh; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2014-10-20

    The results of x-ray diffraction studies on 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} solid solution poled at various electric fields are presented. After poling, significant value of planar electromechanical coupling coefficient (k{sub P}) is observed for this composition having cubic structure in unpoled state. The cubic structure of 0.65Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-0.35PbTiO{sub 3} transforms to monoclinic structure with space group Pm for the poling field ≥5 kV/cm. Large c-axis microscopic lattice strain (1.6%) is achieved at 30 kV/cm poling field. The variation of the c-axis strain and unit cell volume with poling field shows a drastic jump similar to that observed for strain versus electric field curve in (1 − x)Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3}) O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} and (1 − x)Pb(Zn{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3}.

  9. Chemical speciation of Fe, Mn, Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, Co, Ni and Cr in the suspended particulate matter off the Mejerda River Delta (Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia)

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    Helali, Mohamed Amine; Oueslati, Walid; Zaaboub, Noureddine; Added, Ayed; Aleya, Lotfi

    2016-06-01

    Fluxes of suspended particulate matter (SPM) and their associated metals were performed off the Mejerda River Delta during both the wet (March) and the dry (July) seasons in 2012, using sediment traps at study stations at depths of 10, 20 and 40 m. Fluxes nearest to the Mejerda outlet were more significant, especially during winter (36 g m-2 day-1), but dissipated further offshore, 24.5-6 g m-2 day-1 at the 20 m and 21.8-4.8 g m-2 day-1 at the 40 m stations. Many variations observed in seasonal and spatial metal fluxes are similar to those of SPM, in particular Pb and Zn, probably because they are associated with the mining activity characteristic of the Mejerda catchment. Chemical speciation reveals that most of the metals (20-100%) are bound to the residual fraction. The most toxic metals (Pb, Zn) are bound in part to the exchangeable fraction (20-50% for Pb and 5-15% for Zn) making them relatively bioavailable and therefore potentially toxic. While Cu and Cd fluxes are not always clearly established according to season, both metals are apparently sequestered deep in the sediment, bound especially to clays (40-80% for Cd and up to 100% for Cu).

  10. Preparation and Spectral Properties of Mixed-Ligand Complexes of VO(IV, Ni(II, Zn(II, Pd(II, Cd(II and Pb(II with Dimethylglyoxime and N-acetylglycine

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    Full Text Available A number of mixed-ligand complexes of the general formula [M(D(G] where D=dimethylglyoximato monoanion, G=N-acetylglycinato and M=VO(IV, Ni(II, Zn(II, Pd(II, Cd(II and Pb(II were prepared. Each complex was characterized by elemental analysis, determination of metal, infrared spectra, electronic spectra, (1H and 13C NMR spectra, conductivity and magnetic moments. All these complexes were not soluble in some of the organic solvent but highly soluble in dimethylformamide. The conductivity data showed the non-electrolytic nature of the complexes. The electronic spectra exhibited absorption bands in the visible region caused by the d-d electronic transition such as VO(IV, Ni(II and Pd(II. The IR and (1H, 13C NMR spectra which have indicate that the dimethylglyoxime was coordinated with the metal ions through the N and O atoms of the oxime group and N-acetylglycine was coordinated with metal ions through the N atom and terminal carboxyl oxygen atom.

  11. Study of xCo0.8Ni0.2Fe2O4+(1-x) Pb0.99625 La0.0025Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 magnetoelectric composites

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    Dipti; Singh, Sangeeta; Juneja, J. K.; Raina, K. K.; Kotnala, R. K.; Prakash, Chandra

    2016-06-01

    We are reporting here, the studies of the structural, dielectric, ferroelectric and magnetic properties of magnetoelectric composites of La modified lead zirconate titanate (PLZT) and Ni modified cobalt ferrite (CNFO) with compositional formula xCo0.8Ni0.2Fe2O4+(1-x) Pb0.99625La0.0025Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 (x=0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 1.00 by weight) prepared by the solid state reaction method. Coexistence of both the phases in composites was confirmed by X-Ray diffraction technique. The microstructure and average grain size were determined from Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) in backscattered mode. Both the phases could be observed clearly. The variations of dielectric properties with frequency and temperature were also studied. P-E and M-H hysteresis measurements were carried. Magnetoelectric coupling (ME) coefficient for samples with x=0.05 and 0.10 were measured as a function of DC magnetic field. Maximum value of ME coefficient (1.2 mV/cm Oe) and piezoelectric coefficient (96 pC/N) for x=0.05 were observed.

  12. Spin-polarized calculations of electronic structures in ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic Zn{sub 0.75}TM{sub 0.25}Se (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni)

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    Amari, S., E-mail: siham_amari@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Mecabih, S.; Abbar, B.; Bouhafs, B. [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria)

    2012-09-15

    In this work, we aim to examine the spin-polarized electronic band structures, the local densities of states as well as the magnetism of Zn{sub 1-x}TM{sub x}Se (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni) diluted magnetic semiconductors in the ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases, and with 25% of TM. The calculations are performed by the developed full-potential augmented plane wave plus local orbitals method within the spin density functional theory. As exchange-correlation potential we used the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) form. We treated the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases and we found that all compounds are stable in the ferromagnetic structure. Structural properties are computed after total energy minimization. Our results show that the cohesive energies of Zn{sub 0.75}TM{sub 0.25}Se are greater than that of zinc blende ZnSe. We discuss the electronic structures, total and partial densities of states, local moments and the p-d exchange splitting. Furthermore, we found that p-d hybridization reduces the local magnetic moment of TM and produces small local magnetic moments on the nonmagnetic Zn and Se sites. We found also that in the AFM phase the TM local magnetic moments are smaller than in the FM phase; this is due to the greater interaction of the TM d-up and d-down orbitals. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculation of the exchange constants of ZnTMSe (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Prediction of the spin-exchange splitting of ZnTMSe (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The study of ZnTMSe diluted magnetic semiconductors in the FM and AFM phases.

  13. PbS-PbSe IR detector arrays

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    Barrett, John R. (Inventor)

    1986-01-01

    A silicon wafer is provided which does not employ individually bonded leads between the IR sensitive elements and the input stages of multiplexers. The wafer is first coated with lead selenide in a first detector array area and is thereafter coated with lead sulfide within a second detector array area. The described steps result in the direct chemical deposition of lead selenide and lead sulfide upon the silicon wafer to eliminate individual wire bonding, bumping, flip chipping, planar interconnecting methods of connecting detector array elements to silicon chip circuitry, e.g., multiplexers, to enable easy fabrication of very long arrays. The electrode structure employed, produces an increase in the electrical field gradient between the electrodes for a given volume of detector material, relative to conventional electrode configurations.

  14. Quantitative analysis of magnetization reversal in Ni thin films on unpoled and poled (0 1 1) [PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3]0.68-[PbTiO3]0.32 piezoelectric substrates

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    Tkach, Alexander; Kehlberger, Andreas; Büttner, Felix; Jakob, Gerhard; Eisebitt, Stefan; Kläui, Mathias

    2016-08-01

    The field angle dependence of the magnetization reversal in 20 nm thick polycrystalline Ni films grown on piezoelectric (0 1 1) [PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3]0.68-[PbTiO3]0.32 (PMN-PT) substrates is analysed quantitatively to study the magnetic anisotropy induced in the film by poling the piezosubstrate. While the PMN-PT is in the unpoled state, the magnetization reversal is almost isotropic as expected from the polycrystalline nature of the film and corresponding to an orientation ratio (OR) of 1.2. The orientation ratio is obtained by fitting the angular dependence of normalized remanent magnetization to an adapted Stoner-Wohlfarth relation. Upon poling the piezosubstrate, a strong uniaxial anisotropy, whose hard axis is oriented along the [1 0 0] direction of the PMN-PT, is induced, yielding an OR of 3.1. The angular dependence of the coercivity for the poled state is found to consist of a strong increase for increasing field angles away from the easy axis direction and of a sharp decrease for angles close to the hard direction. It is best described by a two-phase model, implying that the magnetization reversal is determined by both, coherent rotation of the magnetic moments, according to the Stoner-Wohlfarth model, and the gradual displacement of the domain walls in obedience to the Kondorsky model.

  15. Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Properties of 0.72Pb(Zr0.47Ti0.53)O3-0.28Pb[(Zn0.45Ni0.55)1/3Nb2/3]O3 Thick Films for Energy Harvesting Device Application

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    Jeong, Young Hun; Kim, Kyoung Bum; Lee, Young-Jin; Cho, Jeong-Ho; Kim, Byoung-Ik; Paik, Jong-Hoo; Nahm, Sahn

    2012-09-01

    The Ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of 0.72Pb(Zr0.47Ti0.53)O3-0.28Pb[(Zn0.45Ni0.55)1/3Nb2/3]O3 (PZT-PZNN) piezoelectric thick films were investigated for application to energy harvesting devices. The PZT-PZNN thick films were fabricated by a conventional tape casting process. The sintered PZT-PZNN thick film was highly dense and flat when the annealed temperature was 1100 °C. It exhibited substantial ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Pr = 20.6 µC/cm2, d33 = 370 pC/N, ɛT33/ɛ0 = 1185, and kp = 0.44. Moreover, its d33·g33, which can characterize high energy density material, is as large as approximately 13050×10-15 m2/N. Therefore, the PZT-PZNN thick film can be a potential piezoelectric material for application to energy harvesting devices.

  16. High energy-density 0.72Pb(Zr0.47Ti0.53)O3-0.28Pb[(Zn0.45Ni0.55)1/3Nb2/3]O3 thick films fabricated by tape casting for energy-harvesting-device applications

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    Jeon, Chang Jun; Hwang, Ha Na; Jeong, Young Hun; Yun, Ji Sun; Nam, Joong Hee; Cho, Jeong Ho; Paik, Jong Hoo; Lim, Jong Bong; Nahm, Sahn; Kim, Eung Soo

    2013-11-01

    0.72Pb(Zr0.47Ti0.53)O3-0.28Pb[(Zn0.45Ni0.55)1/3Nb2/3]O3 (0.72PZT-0.28PZNN) thick films were prepared by using a tape casting method to develop new materials with high energy-density applicable to energy-harvesting devices. The piezoelectric strain constant ( d 33), dielectric constant ( ɛ {33/ T }/ ɛ 0), piezoelectric voltage constant ( g 33) and transduction coefficient ( d 33· g 33) of the films were affected by the sintering temperature. These results could be attributed to the crystal structure, microstructures and secondary phases. However, the dielectric loss (tan δ) of the films was not changed remarkably with increasing sintering temperature. Typically, a d 33 of 452 pC/N, ɛ {33/ T }/ ɛ 0 of 1444, d 33· g 33 of 20,340 × 10-15 m2/N and tan δ of 0.15% were obtained for the films sintered at 1050 °C for 1 h. The power generation performance of the piezoelectric unimorph cantilever was assessed to demonstrate the feasibility of the 0.72PZT-0.28PZNN piezoelectric thick film. Also, theoretical models were employed to predict the resonance frequency of the unimorph cantilever generator, and the predicted values were compared with experimental data.

  17. Voltammetric determination of Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu and Se in milk and dairy products collected from Iran: An emphasis on permissible limits and risk assessment of exposure to heavy metals.

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    Shahbazi, Yasser; Ahmadi, Farhad; Fakhari, Farnoosh

    2016-02-01

    This study was carried out to determine the concentrations of some heavy metals in dairy products, collected from five industrial regions in Iran (n = 250 samples) during winter and summer in 2013. The samples were analyzed using the differential pulse anodic and cathodic stripping voltammetry technique. The obtained ranges of mean Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn and Se were as follow: in raw milk 14.0, 1.11, 427, 571, 2.19 μg kg(-1), in pasteurized milk 9.59, 1.0, 378, 447, 1.78 μg kg(-1), in cheese 14.5, 1.25, 428, 586, 1.68 μg kg(-1), in yoghurt 7.54, 0.99, 399, 431, 1.23 μg kg(-1) and in doogh 7.2, 0.84, 320, 369, 0.99 μg kg(-1), respectively. In nearly all cases the concentrations of the metals were below the international permissible limits and do not pose a health concern for the consumption of milk and dairy products in Iran.

  18. The Magnetoelectric Effect of a Ni0.3Zn0.62Cu0.08Fe2O4 - PbFe0.5Nb0.5O3 Multilayer Composite

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The magnetoelectric effect in multiferroic materials has been widely studied for its fundamental interest and practical applications. The magnetoelectric effect observed for single phase materials like Cr2O3, BiFeO3, and Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5O3 is usually small. A much larger effect can be obtained in composites consisting of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric phases. This paper investigates the magnetoelectric effect of a multilayer (laminated structure consisting of 6 nickel ferrite and 7 PFN relaxor layers. It describes the synthesis and tape casting process for Ni0.3Zn0.62Cu0.08Fe2O4 ferrite and relaxor PbFe0.5Nb0.5O3 (PFN. Magnetic hysteresis, ZFC - FC curves and dependencies of magnetization versus temperature for PFN relaxor and magnetoelectric composite were measured with a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM in an applied magnetic field up to 85 kOe at a temperature range of 10 – 400 K. Magnetoelectric effect at room temperature was investigated as a function of a static magnetic field (0.3 - 6.5 kOe and the frequency of sinusoidal magnetic field (0.01 - 6.5 kHz. At lower magnetic field, the magnetoelectric coefficient increases slightly before reaching a maximum and then decreases. The magnetoelectric coefficient aME increases continuously as the frequency is raised, although this increase is less pronounced in the 1-6.5 kHz range. Maximum values of the magnetoelectric coefficient attained for the layered composites exceed about 50 mV/(Oe cm.

  19. 化学镀Ni-Fe-P-B合金的稳定剂醋酸铅研究%Stabilizer Pb (Ac) of Electroless Plating Ni-Fe-P-B Deposit Alloys

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    余祖孝; 孙亚丽; 黄新; 饶志由

    2008-01-01

    用失重腐蚀、电化学和热处理方法,研究了稳定剂醋酸铅对化学镀Ni-Fe-P-B合金的孔隙率、失重腐蚀速率、腐蚀电流密度和硬度等影响.结果表明:当醋酸铅浓度为1.0 mg/L时,Ni-Fe-P-B合金镀层的腐蚀电流密度最小(1.259 mA/cm2),孔隙率最低(0.33个/cm2),失重腐蚀速率最小.经200~600℃热处理后,合金耐蚀性有不同程度的下降,当CPb(Ac)2=1.0 mg/L时,耐蚀性下降程度最小.然而合金硬度和耐磨性提高了(200~400℃),当CPb(Ac)2=1.0 mg/L,400℃热处理后,合金硬度高达939 HV,是镀态的2倍.

  20. 二球悬铃木不同器官对空气中Cu、Ni、Pb和Zn的累积作用%Accumulation of different organs of Platanus acerifolia to Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in air

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    王爱霞; 方炎明

    2015-01-01

    以交通繁忙区(污染点)和相对清洁区(对照点)道路两侧的二球悬铃木〔Platanus acerifolia ( Ait.) Willd.〕为研究对象,测定了不同器官(包括主干、老树皮、2年生枝条、1年生枝条、腋芽、叶片和果实)中Cu、Ni、Pb和Zn的含量,并对污染点二球悬铃木各器官中4种重金属元素的累积量和污染指数及二者的分布比例进行分析。结果表明:二球悬铃木体内重金属元素的含量因样点、器官及元素的不同而呈现不同的变化规律,污染点4种重金属元素的累积量及其分布比例、污染指数及其分布比例则因器官和元素的不同而有明显差异。总体上看,污染点各器官的Cu、Ni、Pb和Zn的含量均高于对照点且差异显著(P<0.05);4种重金属元素相比较,均以Zn含量最高,Cu含量次之,而Ni和Pb含量则较低;在不同器官中同一重金属元素的含量也有明显差异,其中,Cu、Ni和Zn含量均在腋芽中最高,Pb含量在2年生枝条中最高。4种重金属元素的累积量及其分布比例均在叶片中最高,在老树皮中次之,在1年生枝条、2年生枝条和腋芽中均较低;而4种重金属元素的污染指数及其分布比例则在老树皮中最高,在叶片中次之。研究结果显示:二球悬铃木各器官对空气中的重金属元素均有一定的吸滞能力,并且叶片和老树皮的吸滞能力明显优于其他器官。%Taking Platanus acerifolia ( Ait.) Willd. on both sides of road in traffic busy area ( pollution plot) and relatively clean area ( the control plot) as research objects, contents of Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in different organs including trunk, old bark, biennial branch, annual branch, axillary bud, leaf and fruit were determined, and cumulative amount and pollution index and their distribution proportion of four heavy metal elements in different organs of P. acerifolia at pollution plot were analyzed. The results show that heavy metal element contents in

  1. Dielectric, elastic, anelastic and conductivity behaviour of ferroelectromagnetic composites, Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe1.95O4– + Ba0.8Pb0.2TiO3

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    N Ramamanohar Reddy; M Venkata Ramana; K Krishnaveni; K V Siva Kumar; V R K Murthy

    2007-08-01

    Ferroelectromagnetic composites with compositions, Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe1.95O4– + (1 – ) Ba0.8Pb0.2TiO3, in which varies as 0, 0.005, 0.010, 0.015, 0.020, 0.040, 0.060, 0.080 and 1 in mole %, were prepared by conventional ceramic double sintering process. The presence of two phases was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. The temperature variation of dielectric constant, ', dielectric loss, tan , d.c. conductivity, a.c. conductivity, elastic and anelastic behaviour of ferrite–ferroelectric composites were studied in the temperature range 30–350°C. The a.c. conductivity measurements on these composites in the frequency range 100 Hz–1 MHz at room temperature reveal that the conduction mechanism is due to small polaron hopping. The dielectric and elastic data were discussed in the light of phase transitions.

  2. Highly efficient simultaneous ultrasonic-assisted adsorption of Pb(II), Cd(II), Ni(II) and Cu (II) ions from aqueous solutions by graphene oxide modified with 2,2'-dipyridylamine: Central composite design optimization.

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    Zare-Dorabei, Rouholah; Ferdowsi, Somayeh Moazen; Barzin, Ahmad; Tadjarodi, Azadeh

    2016-09-01

    In present work, a graphene oxide chemically modified with 2,2'-dipyridylamine (GO-DPA), was synthesized by simple, fast and low-cost process for the simultaneous adsorption of four toxic heavy metals, Pb(II), Cd(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II), from aqueous solutions. The synthesized adsorbent was characterized by FT-IR, XRD, XPS, SEM and AFM measurements. The effects of variables such as pH solution, initial ion concentrations, adsorbent dosage and sonicating time were investigated on adsorption efficiency by rotatable central composite design. The optimum conditions, specified as 8mg of adsorbent, 20mgL(-1) of each ion at pH 5 and short time of 4min led to the achievement of a high adsorption capacities. Ultrasonic power had important role in shortening the adsorption time of ions by enhancing the dispersion of adsorbent in solution. The adsorption kinetic studies and equilibrium isotherms for evaluating the mechanism of adsorption process showed a good fit to the pseudo-second order and Langmuir model, respectively. The maximum adsorption capacities (Qm) of this adsorbent were 369.749, 257.201, 180.893 and 358.824mgg(-1) for lead, cadmium, nickel and copper ions, respectively. The removal performance of adsorbent on the real wastewater samples also showed the feasibility of adsorbent for applying in industrial purposes.

  3. Solid-phase extraction of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II) ions from environmental samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS)

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    Duran, Celal [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon (Turkey); Gundogdu, Ali [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon (Turkey); Bulut, Volkan Numan [Department of Chemistry, Giresun Faculty of Art and Science, Karadeniz Technical University, 28049 Giresun (Turkey); Soylak, Mustafa [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri (Turkey)]. E-mail: soylak@erciyes.edu.tr; Elci, Latif [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Pamukkale University, 20020 Denizli (Turkey); Sentuerk, Hasan Basri [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon (Turkey); Tuefekci, Mehmet [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Science, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon (Turkey)

    2007-07-19

    A new method using a column packed with Amberlite XAD-2010 resin as a solid-phase extractant has been developed for the multi-element preconcentration of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Cd(II), and Pb(II) ions based on their complex formation with the sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (Na-DDTC) prior to flame atomic absorption spectrometric (FAAS) determinations. Metal complexes sorbed on the resin were eluted by 1 mol L{sup -1} HNO{sub 3} in acetone. Effects of the analytical conditions over the preconcentration yields of the metal ions, such as pH, quantity of Na-DDTC, eluent type, sample volume and flow rate, foreign ions etc. have been investigated. The limits of detection (LOD) of the analytes were found in the range 0.08-0.26 {mu}g L{sup -1}. The method was validated by analyzing three certified reference materials. The method has been applied for the determination of trace elements in some environmental samples.

  4. Spectroscopic properties of some new azo-azomethine ligands in the presence of Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cd2+ and Zn2+ and their antioxidant activity

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    Shaghaghi, Zohreh

    2014-10-01

    Due to their potential applicability as selective receptors in optical sensors, two novel azo Schiff-base derivatives I and II are synthesized and characterized with FT-IR, 1H NMR and elemental analysis techniques. The optical response of azo groups of I and II towards Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Hg2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+ metal ions is studied in DMSO by UV-vis spectroscopy. The absorption spectra of both compounds with cations show marked changes. In solution, azo Schiff-base I produces a cation induced 95 nm blue shift for Cu2+ ion from 555 nm to 460 nm with remarkable color change from red to yellow. Whereas no significant color change is observed upon addition of studied metal cations to the solution of ligand II or other metal ions to the solution of ligand I. Furthermore, Job's plot indicate 1:1 binding-stoichiometry for I with Cu2+ ion and Benesi-Hildebrand plot is used for the determination of its association constant. Therefore receptor I is highly specific for copper ions in DMSO solution. Finally, the study of antioxidant properties of I and II with DPPH method reveals high and significant activities.

  5. Chitosan film loaded with silver nanoparticles-sorbent for solid phase extraction of Al(III), Cd(II), Cu(II), Co(II), Fe(III), Ni(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II).

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    Djerahov, Lubomir; Vasileva, Penka; Karadjova, Irina; Kurakalva, Rama Mohan; Aradhi, Keshav Krishna

    2016-08-20

    The present study describes the ecofriendly method for the preparation of chitosan film loaded with silver nanoparticles (CS-AgNPs) and application of this film as efficient sorbent for separation and enrichment of Al(III), Cd(II), Cu(II), Co(II), Fe(III), Ni(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II). The stable CS-AgNPs colloid was prepared by dispersing the AgNPs sol in chitosan solution at appropriate ratio and further used to obtain a cast film with very good stability under storage and good mechanical strength for easy handling in aqueous medium. The incorporation of AgNPs in the structure of CS film and interaction between the polymer matrix and nanoparticles were confirmed by UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopy. The homogeneously embedded AgNPs (average diameter 29nm, TEM analysis) were clearly observed throughout the film by SEM. The CS-AgNPs nanocomposite film shows high sorption activity toward trace metals under optimized chemical conditions. The results suggest that the CS-AgNPs nanocomposite film can be feasibly used as a novel sorbent material for solid-phase extraction of metal pollutants from surface waters.

  6. 原子吸收光谱法测定活性污泥中Cu、Zn、Pb、Cd、Ni%Determination of Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd and Ni in Activated Sludge by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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    张继蓉; 印成; 李显芳

    2013-01-01

    Samples of activated sludge were digested by microwave, copper and zinc were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, and lead, cadmium and nickel were determined by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. The method was validated by the recoveries of standard additions and standard material. The precision and accuracy of the method could meet the testing requirement for sludge samples. Under the experimental conditions, the recovery rates of copper, zinc, lead, cadmium and nickel in the samples were in the range of 95. 2% to 103% , and the RSDs were less than 3%.%采用微波消解技术消解城市污水处理厂污泥样品,用火焰原子吸收光谱法测定Cu、Zn,石墨炉原子吸收光谱法测定Pb、Cd、Ni.通过测定国家标准参考物质和加标回收试验,对方法进行了验证,方法的精密度和准确度均能满足污泥环境样品的测试要求.在试验条件下,测定样品中Cu、Zn、Pb、Cd、Ni的加标回收率在95.2%~103%之间,相对标准偏差<3%.

  7. Uso de cerámica vidriada como fuente de exposición a plomo en niños indígenas de zonas marginadas de Oaxaca, México

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    Martha Ma. Téllez Rojo Solís; María Alejandra Terrazas-Meraz; Leticia Hernández-Cadena; Gabriela E. Rueda-Hernández; Sonia Patricia Romano-Riquer; Teresa Shamah-Levy; Salvador Villalpando-Hernández; Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo. Conocer si el uso de lozo de barro vidriada (LBV) se asocia con concentraciones de plomo en sangre en niños de zonas rurales de Oaxaca, México. Material y métodos. Se evaluó el uso de LBV en el hogar como principal fuente de exposición al plomo en 387 niños escolares indígenas de Oaxaca durante mayo de 2001. Resultados. Se encontró una diferencia ajustada de plomo en sangre (PbS) (evaluada por Environmental Testing and Consulting [LeadCare]) de 3.9μg/ dl (p

  8. Interaction of the lithospheric mantle and crustal melts for the generation of the Horoz pluton (Niğde, Turkey: whole-rock geochemical and Sr–Nd–Pb isotopic evidence

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    Kerim Kocak

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The Horoz pluton includes granitic and granodioritic rocks, with widespread mafic microgranular enclaves (MMEs. Petrochemically, the rocks of the pluton show calc-alkaline to shoshonitic and metaluminous to slightly peraluminous composition. The rocks also exhibit an enrichment in large ion lithophile elements, e.g. Rb, K, and depletions of high field strength elements such as Y, Lu, and Mg#, Ni, with a slightly concave-upward rare earth element pattern. Both granitic and granodioritic rocks exhibit geochemical characteristics of tonalite, trondhjemite and granodiorite assemblages, possibly developed by the partial melting of a thickened lower crust. The granitoids have high concentrations of Na2O (2.6–4.5 wt%, Sr (347–599 ppm, intermediate-high (La/YbN (8.2–18.1, mostly >11 , Al2O3 (13.2–16.9 wt%, average 15.3 wt%, low MgO (0.2–1.4 wt%, average 0.84 wt% and Co (0.7–10.3 ppm. The MMEs include higher Na2O (4.5–5.5 wt%, Sr (389–1149 ppm, Al2O3 (16.9–19.2 wt%, average 17.8 wt%, MgO (1.4–4.4 wt%, average 2.75 wt% and Co (6.2–18.7 ppm contents in comparison with that of their hosts. There is a lack of negative Eu anomalies, except a few samples. Both host rocks and MMEs have a low initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio (respectively 0.7046–0.7051 and 0.7047–0.7058, low eNd value (–1.8 to –0.2 and –0.6 to 0.7 at 50 Ma and highly radiogenic 208Pb/204Pb ratios (39.43–39.47 and 39.39–39.54. Whole-rock chemistry and isotopic data suggest that parent magmas of both MMEs and their hosts have derived from melts of the mixing between the lithospheric mantle and crustal end members, than fractional crystallization processes in crustal levels.

  9. Substitution of Ni for Fe in superconducting Fe0.98Te0.5Se0.5 depresses the normal-state conductivity but not the magnetic spectral weight

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    Wang, Jinghui; Zhong, Ruidan; Li, Shichao; Gan, Yuan; Xu, Zhijun; Zhang, Cheng; Ozaki, T.; Matsuda, M.; Zhao, Yang; Li, Qiang; Xu, Guangyong; Gu, Genda; Tranquada, J. M.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Wen, Jinsheng

    2015-01-01

    We have performed systematic resistivity and inelastic neutron scattering measurements on Fe0.98 -zNizTe0.5Se0.5 samples to study the impact of Ni substitution on the transport properties and the low-energy (≤12 meV) magnetic excitations. It is found that, with increasing Ni doping, both the conductivity and superconductivity are gradually suppressed; in contrast, the low-energy magnetic spectral weight changes little. Comparing with the impact of Co and Cu substitution, we find that the effects on conductivity and superconductivity for the same degree of substitution grow systematically as the atomic number of the substituent deviates from that of Fe. The impact of the substituents as scattering centers appears to be greater than any contribution to carrier concentration. The fact that low-energy magnetic spectral weight is not reduced by increased electron scattering indicates that the existence of antiferromagnetic correlations does not depend on electronic states close to the Fermi energy.

  10. Temperature-Dependent Transformation of the Magnetic Excitation Spectrum on Approaching Superconductivity in Fe1+y-x(Ni/Cu)xTe0.5Se0.5

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    Xu, Zhijun; Wen, Jinsheng; Zhao, Yang; Matsuda, Masaaki; Ku, Wei; Liu, Xuerong; Gu, Genda; Lee, D.-H.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Tranquada, J. M.; Xu, Guangyong

    2012-11-01

    Spin excitations are one of the top candidates for mediating electron pairing in unconventional superconductors. Their coupling to superconductivity is evident in a large number of systems, by the observation of an abrupt redistribution of magnetic spectral weight at the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, for energies comparable to the superconducting gap. Here we report inelastic neutron scattering measurements on Fe-based superconductors, Fe1-x(Ni/Cu)xTe0.5Se0.5, that emphasize an additional signature. The overall shape of the low energy magnetic dispersion changes from two incommensurate vertical columns at T≫Tc to a distinctly different U-shaped dispersion at low temperature. Importantly, this spectral reconstruction is apparent for temperatures up to ˜3Tc. If the magnetic excitations are involved in the pairing mechanism, their surprising modification on the approach to Tc demonstrates that strong interactions are involved.

  11. Temperature-dependent transformation of the magnetic excitation spectrum on approaching superconductivity in Fe(1+y-x)(Ni/Cu)(x)Te(0.5)Se(0.5).

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    Xu, Zhijun; Wen, Jinsheng; Zhao, Yang; Matsuda, Masaaki; Ku, Wei; Liu, Xuerong; Gu, Genda; Lee, D-H; Birgeneau, R J; Tranquada, J M; Xu, Guangyong

    2012-11-30

    Spin excitations are one of the top candidates for mediating electron pairing in unconventional superconductors. Their coupling to superconductivity is evident in a large number of systems, by the observation of an abrupt redistribution of magnetic spectral weight at the superconducting transition temperature, T(c), for energies comparable to the superconducting gap. Here we report inelastic neutron scattering measurements on Fe-based superconductors, Fe(1+y-x)(Ni/Cu)(x)Te(0.5)Se(0.5) that emphasize an additional signature. The overall shape of the low energy magnetic dispersion changes from two incommensurate vertical columns at T≫T(c) to a distinctly different U-shaped dispersion at low temperature. Importantly, this spectral reconstruction is apparent for temperatures up to ~3T(c). If the magnetic excitations are involved in the pairing mechanism, their surprising modification on the approach to T(c) demonstrates that strong interactions are involved.

  12. Ferromagnetic-Dielectric Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe1.9O4−δ/PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Particulate Composites: Electric, Magnetic, Mechanical, and Electromagnetic Properties

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    M. Venkata Ramana

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Novel ferromagnetic-dielectric particulate composites of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe1.95O4−δ (NZF and PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PZT were prepared by conventional ceramic method. The presence of two phases in composites was confirmed by XRD technique. The variations of dielectric constant ( with frequency in the range of 100 kHz–1 MHz at room temperature and also with temperature at three different frequencies (50 kHz, 100 kHz, and 500 kHz were studied. Detailed studies on the dielectric properties were done confirming that the magnetoelectric interaction between the constituent phases may result in various anomalies in the dielectric behaviour of the composites. It is proposed that interfaces play an important role in the dielectric properties, causing space charge effects and Maxwell-Wagner relaxation, particularly at low frequencies and high temperatures. The piezoelectric d33 constant was studied at room temperature, and the d33 constant value decreased with ferrite content. Magnetic properties like B-H loops traces were studied to understand the saturation magnetic (Ms and magnetic moment ( of the present particulate composites. The magnetoelectric (ME output was measured by varying dc bias magnetic field. A large ME output signal of 2780 mV/cm Oe was observed in the composite having 50% ferrite. The temperature variation of longitudinal modulus (L and internal friction (Q−1 of these particulate composites at 104 kHz was studied in the temperature range 30°C–420°C by the composite oscillator technique. Longitudinal modulus showed a sharp minimum, and internal friction exhibits a sharp peak at ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition. These ferroelectric-dielectric particulate composites were prepared with a view to using them as ME sensors and transducers.

  13. PMN-PNN-PT陶瓷晶粒异常长大研究%Abnormal Grain Growth of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Ceramics

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    陈克丕; 张孝文; 段文晖; 顾秉林

    2005-01-01

    采用两步法和等离子放电烧结技术制备出了致密的单一钙钛矿相的PMN-PNN-PT陶瓷,对其高温热处理后晶粒异常长大进行了研究.发现添加5%(质量分数)过量PbO有助于晶粒的异常长大,观察到了3种典型的异常长大晶粒,为下一步固态法制备该组成单晶打下了基础.

  14. Niveles de plomo en sangre y factores de riesgo por envenenamiento de plomo en niños mexicanos

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    Eduardo González Valdez; Ezequiel González Reyes; Carlos Bedolla Cedeño; Edith Lorena Arrollo Ordaz; Eduardo Manzanares Acuña

    2008-01-01

    El plomo (Pb) es un contaminante ambiental que causa efectos adversos a la salud humana. La exposición humana al plomo se determina monitoreando su concentración en sangre, tomando en cuenta la influencia de varios factores, tales como edad, sexo, dieta y contaminación del aire. En este trabajo se analizó por duplicado la concentración de plomo en sangre de 80 niños que corresponde al 32% del total de menores de 15 años en la población del área minera de Vetagrande Zacatecas, México. Se usó v...

  15. (II) and Pb (II) ions from aqueous media using Sta

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    Removal of Ni (II), Co (II) and Pb (II) ions from aqueous media using Starch. Stabilized Magnetic ... initial metal concentration and contact time on the removal processes was investigated. The results .... India) supplied NaOH and the Fe salts.

  16. A century long sedimentary record of anthropogenic lead (Pb), Pb isotopes and other trace metals in Singapore.

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    Chen, Mengli; Boyle, Edward A; Switzer, Adam D; Gouramanis, Chris

    2016-06-01

    Reconstructing the history of metal deposition in Singapore lake sediments contributes to understanding the anthropogenic and natural metal deposition in the data-sparse Southeast Asia. To this end, we present a sedimentary record of Pb, Pb isotopes and eleven other metals (Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Tl, U and Zn) from a well-dated sediment core collected near the depocenter of MacRitchie Reservoir in central Singapore. Before the 1900s, the sedimentary Pb concentration was less than 2 mg/kg for both soil and sediment, with a corresponding (206)Pb/(207)Pb of ∼1.20. The Pb concentration increased to 55 mg/kg in the 1990s, and correspondingly the (206)Pb/(207)Pb decreased to less than 1.14. The (206)Pb/(207)Pb in the core top sediment is concordant with the (206)Pb/(207)Pb signal of aerosols in Singapore and other Southeast Asian cities, suggesting that Pb in the reservoir sediment was mainly from atmospheric deposition. Using the Pb concentration in the topmost layer of sediment, the estimated atmospheric Pb flux in Singapore today is ∼1.6 × 10(-2) g/m(2) yr. The concentrations of eleven other metals preserved in the sediment were also determined. A principal component analysis showed that most of the metals exhibit an increasing trend towards 1990s with a local concentration peak in the mid-20(th) century.

  17. Simultaneous determination of Se, trace elements and major elements in Se-rich rice by dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS) after microwave digestion.

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    Wei, Yi Hua; Zhang, Jin Yan; Zhang, Da Wen; Luo, Lin Guang; Tu, Tian Hua

    2014-09-15

    A quick and accurate method was devised to determine Se, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sr and Zn in Se-rich rice samples by microwave digestion and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Spectral interferences on Se were eliminated using methane as a reaction gas in the dynamic reaction cell (DRC). Rhodium was used as an internal standard to compensate for sample matrix effects. A rice-certified reference material (CRM) (GBW 10010) was used to verify the accuracy of the method. The method detection limits were 0.001-0.03 mg/kg, analyte recoveries were 85-108% and precisions (RSDs) ranged from 2.1% to 5.8%. Correlation analysis showed that the Se concentrations in the Se-rich rice samples correlated well with the Cu concentrations (r=0.53, p<0.05).

  18. Magnetic order and interaction in garnet lattice antiferromagnets AgCa{sub 2}M{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 12}(M=Mn, Co, Ni) and NaPb{sub 2}Mn{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 12}

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    Terada, N; Suzuki, H S; Kitazawa, H [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047 (Japan); Kaneko, K; Metoki, N [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, 319-1195 (Japan); Awaka, J [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan); Nagata, S, E-mail: terada.noriki@nims.go.j [Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran, Hokkaido, 050-8585 (Japan)

    2010-01-01

    We have investigated the magnetic orderings and the magnetic interactions in garnet antiferromagnets AgCa{sub 2}M{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 12}(M=Mn, Co, Ni) and NaPb{sub 2}Mn{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 12}, using the powder neutron diffraction and magnetization measurements. In the neutron diffraction measurements, we revealed that the magnetic structures in all samples measured are simple two sublattice antiferromagnetic structures with collinear magnetic moments. We also determined the exchange interactions from the critical magnetic fields H{sup sat} observed in the high field magnetization processes up to 30 T.

  19. Kinetic modeling and thermodynamic study to remove Pb(II), Cd(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) from aqueous solution using dead and living Azolla filiculoides

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    Rakhshaee, Roohan [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, P.O. Box 41335-3516, Rasht (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khosravi, Morteza [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, P.O. Box 191367-4711, Tehran 191367-4711 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)]. E-mail: drm_khosravi@yahoo.com; Ganji, Masoud Taghi [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, P.O. Box 191367-4711, Tehran 191367-4711 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2006-06-30

    Dead Azolla filiculoides can remove Pb{sup 2+},Cd{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+} and Zn{sup 2+} corresponding to second-order kinetic model. The maximum adsorption capacity (Q {sub max}) to remove these metal ions by the alkali and CaCl{sub 2}/MgCl{sub 2}/NaCl (2:1:1, molar ratio) activated Azolla from 283 to 313 K was 1.431-1.272, 1.173-0.990, 1.365-1.198 and 1.291-0.981 mmol/g dry biomass, respectively. Q {sub max} to remove these heavy metals by the non-activated Azolla at the mentioned temperature range was obtained 1.131-0.977, 1.092-0.921, 1.212-0.931 and 1.103-0.923 mmol/g dry biomass, respectively. In order to remove these metal ions by the activated Azolla, the enthalpy change ({delta}H) was -4.403, -4.495, -4.557 and -4.365 kcal/mol and the entropy change ({delta}S) was 2.290, 1.268, 1.745 and 1.006 cal/mol K, respectively. While, to remove these metal ions by the non-activated Azolla, {delta}H was -3.685, -3.766, -3.967 and -3.731 kcal/mol and {delta}S was 2.440, 1.265, 1.036 and 0.933 cal/mol K, respectively. On the other hand, the living Azolla removed these heavy metals corresponding to first-order kinetic model. It was also shown that pH, temperature and photoperiod were effective both on the rate of Azolla growth and the rate of heavy metals uptake during 10 days. It was appeared the use of Ca(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} increased both Azolla growth rate and the rate of heavy metals uptake while the using KNO{sub 3} although increased Azolla growth rate but decreased the rate of heavy metals uptake.

  20. Systematic study of room-temperature ferromagnetism and the optical response of Zn1-x TM x S/Se (TM  =  Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) ferromagnets: first-principle approach

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    Mahmood, Q.; Hassan, M.; Noor, N. A.

    2016-12-01

    The structural, magnetic and optical characteristics of Zn1-x TM x S/Se (TM  =  Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and x  =  6.25%) have been investigated through the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method within the framework of density functional theory. The optimized structures have been used to calculate the ferromagnetic and the antiferromagnetic ground-state energies. The stability of the ferromagnetic phase has been confirmed from the formation and the cohesive energies. The Heisenberg model is used to elucidate the Curie temperature (T c) of these alloys. From the band structures and density of states plots, it has been observed that TM-doped ZnS/Se alloys appear to be semiconductors and exhibit ferromagnetism. In addition, the observed ferromagnetism has also been explained in terms of direct exchange energy Δ x (d), exchange splitting energy Δ x (pd), crystal-field energy (E crys), exchange constants (N 0 α and N 0 β) and magnetic moments that shows potential spintronic applications. The optical behaviors of these alloys have been explained in terms of real and imaginary parts of the dielectric constant ɛ(ω), refractive index n(ω), extinction coefficient K(ω), reflectivity R(ω) and absorption coefficient σ(ω), in the energy range 0-25 eV. The calculated static limits of the band gaps and real part of the dielectric constants satisfy the Penn model. The critical limits of the imaginary part of the dielectric constants and absorption coefficients indicate that these alloys can be operated in the visible and the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum; therefore, make them important for optoelectronic applications.

  1. Cuando ya no se puede tomar trago ni chacchar coca. When alcohol can no longer be drunk or coca leaves chewed. the case of the “protestants” in the Peruvian central Andes

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    Caroline Magny

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace mucho tiempo el alcohol y la coca ocupan un lugar central en las comunidades andinas. Hasta ahora en el distrito de Churcampa (Huancavelica, Perú, los católicos, mayoritarios, siguen explicando al visitante lo siguiente: “acá no se puede hacer nada sin trago ni coca”. No obstante, durante las ultimas décadas, muchas personas en este distrito – así como en muchos otros distritos de los Andes peruanos – se han convertido y siguen convirtiéndose al “protestantismo” (termino genérico usado por los católicos para referirse en forma general a las Iglesias evangélicas. Esta conversión implica, entre otras cosas, dejar completamente de masticar hojas de coca y de beber cualquier tipo de bebidas alcohólicas. En esta exposición proponemos analizar hasta qué punto y bajo qué modalidades estas restricciones alimenticias afectan a los conversos (quienes siguen siendo minoritarios en el distrito en su vida social cotidiana.Alcohol and coca have played a central role in Andean communities for many centuries. Nowadays, in the district of Churcampa (Huancavelica, Peru, the Catholic people, who are the majority, still explain to visitors that “here you can’t do anything without trago [alcohol] and coca”. Yet, over the past decades, many men and women in this district - as well as in many other districts of the Peruvian Andes - have been converting to “Protestantism” (a generic term used by Catholics to refer to the Evangelical Churches. This conversion implies, among other things, completely giving up chewing of coca leaves and drinking of any type of alcoholic drink. The aim of this article is to analyze to what extent and how these restrictions in the dietary habits affect converted people in their everyday social life.alcohol, coca leaves, religion, conversion, evangelic Churches, Peru

  2. Evaluation of nanoselenium (Nano-Se) effect on hematological and serum biochemical parameters of rat in experimentally lead poisoning.

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    Jafari Dehkordi, A; Mohebbi, A N; Aslani, M R; Ghoreyshi, S M

    2016-06-01

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of nanoselenium (Nano-Se) on hematological and biochemical parameters of rats experimentally intoxicated with lead (Pb). Thirty male rats were randomly divided into six groups as follows: the control, selenite, Nano-Se, Pb group, Pb + selenite, and Pb + Nano-Se groups. After 35 days, blood was collected from rats and hematology and serum biochemical parameters of oxidative stress were measured. The thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) level of Pb group was significantly higher than other groups. Also, TBARS level was significantly lower in the Pb + Nano-Se group than Pb + selenite group. The serum superoxide dismutase activities were significantly lower in Pb group than the control, Pb + selenite, and Pb + Nano-Se groups. The catalase activities in the Pb group showed no significant change when compared to other groups. In the Pb group, packed cell volume was lower than the control group. A significant difference was observed between the control group and the Pb, Pb + selenite, and Pb + Nano-Se groups. In the Pb group, the numbers of white blood cell (WBC) decreased in comparison with the control group. Also, there was significant increase in WBC counts in the Pb + Nano-Se and Pb + selenite groups in comparison with Pb group. The number of lymphocytes in the Pb group decreased in comparison with the control group. By comparing the means of the Pb + Nano-Se and Pb + selenite groups together, it was determined that there were significant differences in the lymphocytes and neutrophil counts. In conclusion, usage of selenium compounds particularly Nano-Se particles inhibits the adverse effects of Pb on antioxidant activity and immune system function in the Pb poisoning.

  3. Separation and preconcentration of Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II) in water and food samples using Amberlite XAD-2 functionalized with 3-(2-nitrophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione and determination by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry.

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    Kumar, Bommana Naresh; Ramana, D K Venkata; Harinath, Yapati; Seshaiah, Kalluru; Wang, M C

    2011-10-26

    A separation and preconcentration procedure was developed for the determination of trace amounts of Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II) in water and food samples using Amberlite XAD-2 fuctionalized with a new chelating ligand, 3-(2-nitrophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione (Amberlite XAD-2-NPTT). The chelating resin was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and used as a solid sorbent for enrichment of analytes from samples. The sorbed elements were subsequently eluted with 10 mL of 1.0 M HNO(3), and the eluates were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. The influences of the analytical parameters including pH, amount of adsorbent, eluent type and volume, flow rate of the sample solution, volume of the sample solution, and effect of matrix on the preconcentration of metal ions have been studied. The optimum pH for the sorption of four metal ions was about 6.0. The limits of detection were found to be 0.22, 0.18, 0.20, and 0.16 μg L(-1) for Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), and Pb(II), respectively, with a preconcentration factor 60. The proposed method was applied successfully for the determination of metal ions in water and food samples.

  4. Relación entre deglución atípica y mordida abierta con la presencia de dislalias en los niños de seis a diez años del Centro Educativo Nuestra Señora del Consuelo

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    Del Águila Ochoa, María Alicia; Céspedes Porras, Jacqueline

    2007-01-01

    Introducción: La presente investigación analítica transversal tuvo como objetivo general determinar la relación entre deglución atípica y mordida abierta con las alteraciones en el desarrollo del lenguaje. Material y método: Se consideraron a todos los niños que pertenecían al grupo etario de 6 a 10 años del Centro educativo Nuestra Señora del Consuelo de San Miguel; se realizó un examen clínico para determinar cuántos niños tenían mordida abierta anterior, mordida abierta posterior ...

  5. Evaluación de los niveles de estrés y su asociación con los contextos actuales en que se desarrolla un programa de rehabilitación motora en niños con parálisis cerebral

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    Durán Carabalí, Luz Elena

    2014-01-01

    Evaluación de los niveles de estrés y su asociación con los contextos actuales en que se desarrolla un programa de rehabilitación motora en niños con parálisis cerebral El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo principal estimar y asociar los niveles de estrés de niños con parálisis cerebral (PC) antes y después de una intervención fisioterapéutica enfocada a la adquisición de habilidades motoras. Para ello se realizó un estudio de corte transversal, en donde se reclutaron 86 sujetos entre lo...

  6. Relación entre deglución atípica y mordida abierta con la presencia de dislalias en los niños de seis a diez años del Centro Educativo Nuestra Señora del Consuelo

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    Del Águila Ochoa, María Alicia; Céspedes Porras, Jacqueline

    2007-01-01

    Introducción: La presente investigación analítica transversal tuvo como objetivo general determinar la relación entre deglución atípica y mordida abierta con las alteraciones en el desarrollo del lenguaje. Material y método: Se consideraron a todos los niños que pertenecían al grupo etario de 6 a 10 años del Centro educativo Nuestra Señora del Consuelo de San Miguel; se realizó un examen clínico para determinar cuántos niños tenían mordida abierta anterior, mordida abierta posterior ...

  7. Presence of a monoclinic (Pm) phase in the morphotropic phase boundary region of multiferroic (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} solid solution: A Rietveld study

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    Pandey, Rishikesh, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com, E-mail: aksingh.mst@itbhu.ac.in; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, E-mail: akhilesh-bhu@yahoo.com, E-mail: aksingh.mst@itbhu.ac.in [School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005 (India)

    2014-07-28

    We present here the results of structural studies on multiferroic (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} solid solution using Rietveld analysis on powder x-ray diffraction data in the composition range 0.35 ≤ x ≤ 0.55. The stability region of various crystallographic phases at room temperature for (1 − x)Bi(Ni{sub 1/2}Ti{sub 1/2})O{sub 3}-xPbTiO{sub 3} is determined precisely. Structural transformation from pseudo-cubic (x ≤ 0.40) to tetragonal (x ≥ 0.50) phase is observed via phase coexistence region demarcating the morphotropic phase boundary. The morphotropic phase boundary region consists of coexisting tetragonal and monoclinic structures with space group P4mm and Pm, respectively, stable in composition range 0.41 ≤ x ≤ 0.49 as confirmed by Rietveld analysis. The results of Rietveld analysis completely rule out the coexistence of rhombohedral and tetragonal phases in the morphotropic phase boundary region reported by earlier workers. A comparison between the bond lengths for “B-site cations-oxygen anions” obtained after Rietveld refinement, with the bond length calculated using Shannon-Prewitt ionic radii, reveals the ionic nature of B-O (Ni/Ti-O) bonds for the cubic phase and partial covalent character for the other crystallographic phases.