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Temperature response of litter and soil organic matter decomposition is determined by chemical composition of organic material.  

PubMed

The global soil carbon pool is approximately three times larger than the contemporary atmospheric pool, therefore even minor changes to its integrity may have major implications for atmospheric CO2 concentrations. While theory predicts that the chemical composition of organic matter should constitute a master control on the temperature response of its decomposition, this relationship has not yet been fully demonstrated. We used laboratory incubations of forest soil organic matter (SOM) and fresh litter material together with NMR spectroscopy to make this connection between organic chemical composition and temperature sensitivity of decomposition. Temperature response of decomposition in both fresh litter and SOM was directly related to the chemical composition of the constituent organic matter, explaining 90% and 70% of the variance in Q10 in litter and SOM, respectively. The Q10 of litter decreased with increasing proportions of aromatic and O-aromatic compounds, and increased with increased contents of alkyl- and O-alkyl carbons. In contrast, in SOM, decomposition was affected only by carbonyl compounds. To reveal why a certain group of organic chemical compounds affected the temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition in litter and SOM, a more detailed characterization of the (13) C aromatic region using Heteronuclear Single Quantum Coherence (HSQC) was conducted. The results revealed considerable differences in the aromatic region between litter and SOM. This suggests that the correlation between chemical composition of organic matter and the temperature response of decomposition differed between litter and SOM. The temperature response of soil decomposition processes can thus be described by the chemical composition of its constituent organic matter, this paves the way for improved ecosystem modeling of biosphere feedbacks under a changing climate. PMID:23907960

Erhagen, Björn; Öquist, Mats; Sparrman, Tobias; Haei, Mahsa; Ilstedt, Ulrik; Hedenström, Mattias; Schleucher, Jürgen; Nilsson, Mats B

2013-12-01

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Minerals by Chemical Composition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive periodic table displays a listing of minerals by element, sorted by percent of the element. Clicking on a symbol on the table leads users to information on the element (atomic mass and number, name origin, year of discovery, and a brief description), and to a table listing each mineral known to contain the element in decreasing order by percentage. Each mineral name in the table is linked to additional information on the mineral, such as formula and composition, images, crystallography, physical properties, and many others.

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Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular  

E-print Network

Note Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular and reduced from cow's milk, were analyzed for basic nutrients (water, protein, fat, ash and lactose), cholesterol-1 . Cholesterol strongly correlated with fat content and an increase in cholesterol/fat ratios

Boyer, Edmond

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Characterization of nanostructured PbO2–PANi composite materials synthesized by combining electrochemical and chemical methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanostructured PbO2–PANi composite materials were prepared by combining electrochemical and chemical methods. Firstly, PbO2 was deposited on a stainless steel substrate by pulsed current method and then obtained PbO2 electrode was immersed into acidic aniline solution to form nanostructured PbO2–PANi composites. The synthesized samples were characterized by infrared (IR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). The electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol on those composites was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization from 1.4 to 2.2 V versus Ag/AgCl/saturated KCl electrode. The adsorption of N–H group as well as the presence of benzoid and quinoid ring vibrations on IR-spectrum asserts that PANi coexisted with ?-PbO2 which is evidenced by x-ray analysis. With increasing immersion times of the PbO2 electrode in the acidic aniline solution the electrocatalytic performance of the obtained PbO2–PANi composites for methanol oxidation was improved due to the formation of less closely knitted nano-sized PANi fibers, which was confirmed by surface morphology analysis.

Binh Phan, Thi; Tot Pham, Thi; Thanh Thuy Mai, Thi

2013-03-01

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Development of chemical vapor composites, CVC materials. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Industry has a critical need for high-temperature operable ceramic composites that are strong, non-brittle, light weight, and corrosion resistant. Improvements in energy efficiency, reduced emissions and increased productivity can be achieved in many industrial processes with ceramic composites if the reaction temperature and pressure are increased. Ceramic composites offer the potential to meet these material requirements in a variety of industrial applications. However, their use is often restricted by high cost. The Chemical Vapor composite, CVC, process can reduce the high costs and multiple fabrication steps presently required for ceramic fabrication. CVC deposition has the potential to eliminate many difficult processing problems and greatly increase fabrication rates for composites. With CVC, the manufacturing process can control the composites` density, microstructure and composition during growth. The CVC process: can grow or deposit material 100 times faster than conventional techniques; does not require an expensive woven preform to infiltrate; can use high modulus fibers that cannot be woven into a preform; can deposit composites to tolerances of less than 0.025 mm on one surface without further machining.

NONE

1998-10-05

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Functional composite materials based on chemically converted graphene.  

PubMed

Graphene, a one-atom layer of graphite, possesses a unique two-dimensional structure and excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Thus, it has been regarded as an important component for making various functional composite materials. Graphene can be prepared through physical, chemical and electrochemical approaches. Among them, chemical methods were tested to be effective for producing chemically converted graphene (CCG) from various precursors (such as graphite, carbon nanotubes, and polymers) in large scale and at low costs. Therefore, CCG is more suitable for synthesizing high-performance graphene based composites. In this progress report, we review the recent advancements in the studies of the composites of CCG and small molecules, polymers, inorganic nanoparticles or other carbon nanomaterials. The methodology for preparing CCG and its composites has been summarized. The applications of CCG-based functional composite materials are also discussed. PMID:21360763

Bai, Hua; Li, Chun; Shi, Gaoquan

2011-03-01

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Estimation of Macronutrient Content in Kindergartens Meals: Food Composition Tables or Chemical Analysis?  

PubMed Central

Objective: The nutrition of children in kindergartens has a great significance for proper growth and development of children. In order to save time and money, the control of macronutrients content is performed by calculations using food composition tables instead of performing a chemical analysis. Methods: We examined the macronutrients content of 240 whole day meals using food composition tables and performed chemical analysis of meals to determine adequacy and validity of food composition tables in calculation of macronutrient contents in kindergarten meals. Findings: We established no correlation (P>0.05) between the value of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Significant difference was established between the average content of proteins (t=2.57; P<0.05), and carbohydrates (t=3.20; P<0.01), but not with the content of fats in the meals (t=1.26; P>0.05) (food composition tables vs chemical analysis). Conclusion: Until we establish new food composition tables, chemical analysis remains the only valid method for assessment of macronutrients content and energy value of a meal in kindergarten.

Konstansa, Lazarevic; Dusica, Stojanovic; Dragan, Bogdanovic

2014-01-01

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Composite materials made from a porous 2D-carbon-carbon preform densified with boron nitride by chemical vapour infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

2D-C-C\\/BN composites (with a BN volume fraction (VBN) up to 0.60) have been obtained by chemical vapour infiltration of hexagonal-BN from a BF3-NH3 mixture, within the pores of a 2D-C-C preform made of a stacking of carbon fabric layers which has been weakly consolidated with pyrocarbon. They were tested in compression on samples with the carbon fabric layers directed either

H. Hannache; J. M. Quenisset; R. Naslain; L. Heraud

1984-01-01

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Composite-Material Tanks with Chemically Resistant Liners  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Lightweight composite-material tanks with chemically resistant liners have been developed for storage of chemically reactive and/or unstable fluids . especially hydrogen peroxide. These tanks are similar, in some respects, to the ones described in gLightweight Composite-Material Tanks for Cryogenic Liquids h (MFS-31379), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 25, No. 1 (January, 2001), page 58; however, the present tanks are fabricated by a different procedure and they do not incorporate insulation that would be needed to prevent boil-off of cryogenic fluids. The manufacture of a tank of this type begins with the fabrication of a reusable multisegmented aluminum mandrel in the shape and size of the desired interior volume. One or more segments of the mandrel can be aluminum bosses that will be incorporated into the tank as end fittings. The mandrel is coated with a mold-release material. The mandrel is then heated to a temperature of about 400 F (approximately equal to 200 C) and coated with a thermoplastic liner material to the desired thickness [typically approxiamtely equal to 15 mils (approximately equal to 0.38 mm)] by thermal spraying. In the thermal-spraying process, the liner material in powder form is sprayed and heated to the melting temperature by a propane torch and the molten particles land on the mandrel. The sprayed liner and mandrel are allowed to cool, then the outer surface of the liner is chemically and/or mechanically etched to enhance bonding of a composite overwrap. The etched liner is wrapped with multiple layers of an epoxy resin reinforced with graphite fibers; the wrapping can be done either by manual application of epoxy-impregnated graphite cloth or by winding of epoxy-impregnated filaments. The entire assembly is heated in an autoclave to cure the epoxy. After the curing process, the multisegmented mandrel is disassembled and removed from inside, leaving the finished tank. If the tank is to be used for storing hydrogen peroxide, then the liner material should be fluorinated ethylene/propylene (FEP), and one or more FEP O ring(s) should be used in the aluminum end fitting(s). This choice of materials is dictated by experimental observations that pure aluminum and FEP are the only materials suitable for long-term storage of hydrogen peroxide and that other materials tend to catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water. Other thermoplastic liner materials that are suitable for some applications include nylon 6 and polyethylene. The processing temperatures for nylon 6 are lower than those for FEP. Nylon 6 is compatible with propane, natural gas, and other petroleum-based fuels. Polyethylene is compatible with petroleum- based products and can be used for short-term storage of hydrogen peroxide.

DeLay, Thomas K.

2004-01-01

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Chemical composition and enzymatic digestibility of sugarcane clones selected for varied lignin content  

PubMed Central

Background The recalcitrance of lignocellulosic materials is a major limitation for their conversion into fermentable sugars. Lignin depletion in new cultivars or transgenic plants has been identified as a way to diminish this recalcitrance. In this study, we assessed the success of a sugarcane breeding program in selecting sugarcane plants with low lignin content, and report the chemical composition and agronomic characteristics of eleven experimental hybrids and two reference samples. The enzymatic digestion of untreated and chemically delignified samples was evaluated to advance the performance of the sugarcane residue (bagasse) in cellulosic-ethanol production processes. Results The ranges for the percentages of glucan, hemicellulose, lignin, and extractive (based on oven-dry biomass) of the experimental hybrids and reference samples were 38% to 43%, 25% to 32%, 17% to 24%, and 1.6% to 7.5%, respectively. The samples with the smallest amounts of lignin did not produce the largest amounts of total polysaccharides. Instead, a variable increase in the mass of a number of components, including extractives, seemed to compensate for the reduction in lignin content. Hydroxycinnamic acids accounted for a significant part of the aromatic compounds in the samples, with p-coumaric acid predominating, whereas ferulic acid was present only in low amounts. Hydroxycinnamic acids with ester linkage to the hemicelluloses varied from 2.3% to 3.6%. The percentage of total hydroxycinnamic acids (including the fraction linked to lignin through ether linkages) varied from 5.0% to 9.2%, and correlated to some extent with the lignin content. These clones released up to 31% of glucose after 72 hours of digestion with commercial cellulases, whereas chemically delignified samples led to cellulose conversion values of more than 80%. However, plants with lower lignin content required less delignification to reach higher efficiencies of cellulose conversion during the enzymatic treatment. Conclusion Some of the experimental sugarcane hybrids did have the combined characteristics of high biomass and high sucrose production with low lignin content. Conversion of glucan to glucose by commercial cellulases was increased in the samples with low lignin content. Chemical delignification further increased the cellulose conversion to values of more than 80%. Thus, plants with lower lignin content required less delignification to reach higher efficiencies of cellulose conversion during the enzymatic treatment. PMID:22145819

2011-01-01

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Boron Nitride Composites By Chemical Vapor Deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Composites of boron nitride (BN) have been made by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of a BN matrix on a BN felt fiber substrate. Reactant gases were boron trifluoride and ammonia. The composites have a relatively high density (1.70 g\\/cm3), a crystallite size LC = 150 A and an interlayer spacing d002 = 3.35 A. Measurements of elastic modulus and

Hugh O. Pierson

1975-01-01

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Chemical Composition of Wild-2 Dust Collected by Stardust  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Stardust spacecraft collected dust from Comet Wild-2 in two forms: material distributed along tracks in aerogel capture cells and residue in impact craters. To analyze the chemical composition of these samples the tracks produced in the aerogel were extracted as keystones containing complete tracks. Twenty-six tracks were analyzed using an X-Ray Microprobe, providing x-ray fluorescence chemical analysis for elements having K-lines at energies high enough to permit escape from the overlying aerogel (S and the heavier elements, including the moderately-volatile trace elements Cu, Zn, and Ga). Two of these tracks were then split open, exposing the interior for analysis by TOF-SIMS (which allowed detection of the lighter elements, e.g., Mg and Al). Neither Si nor O could be determined for samples captured in the aerogel, since these are the major elements in the aerogel itself. The residue in craters in the Al-foil were analyzed by SEM-EDX and TOF-SIMS. The crater residues provide information on the important light elements (Mg and Si). By combining the results from the craters and the tracks, a comprehensive chemical analysis of the Wild-2 dust was possible. Preliminary Examination of the material indicates that: 1) For particles collected in the aerogel, a significant fraction of the incident mass is frequently deposited along the entry track, suggesting the individual Wild-2 dust particles that hit the aerogel were relatively weak aggregates. 2) The chemical composition of the terminal particle in the track is frequently significantly different from the composition of the material deposited along the track, 3) Most of the elements measured show variations in their Fe-normalized abundances of more than two orders-of-magnitude in both the terminal particles and the material deposited along track walls, indicating that the Wild-2 dust is compositionally heterogeneous at the size scale of the largest particles analyzed, not simply a well-mixed aggregate of sub-micron grains, 4) The mean content of the refractory, rock-forming elements (Mg, Ca, Si, Cr, Fe, and Ni) averaged over the whole tracks and/or the crater residues in the Wild-2 grains are approximately chondritic, and, 5) There is an apparent enrichment over CI in some of the moderately-volatile minor elements (Cu, Zn, and Ga) in the Wild-2 dust.

Flynn, G. J.

2006-12-01

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A study of the modifying influence of nanoparticle additives produced by plasma-chemical synthesis on the structure of cast aluminum matrix composite materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of an investigation into the microstructure of composite materials based on an aluminum matrix reinforced by intermetallic\\u000a phases, which are formed by in situ reactions in the presence of nanosize ceramic particles, are presented. The possibility\\u000a of modifying and stabilizing the structure of such composite materials with nanopoweder additives is determined.

T. A. Chernyshova; I. E. Kalashnikov; A. V. Samokhin; N. V. Alekseev; L. K. Bolotova; L. I. Kobeleva

2009-01-01

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Chemical composition and net energy content of alpine pasture species during the grazing season  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to investigate changes over time in chemical composition, digestibility and net energy for lactation (NEl) contents of 12 species of alpine pastures during the vegetative season (i.e., Agrostis tenuis, Anthoxanthum alpinum, Carex sempervirens, Festuca rubra, Nardus stricta, Phleum alpinum, Poa alpina, Poa violacea, Alchemilla vulgaris, Leontodon hispidus, Potentilla aurea, Trifolium repens). Wild seeds were

S. Bovolenta; M. Spanghero; S. Dovier; D. Orlandi; F. Clementel

2008-01-01

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Propolis from northern California and Oregon: chemical composition, botanical origin, and content of allergens.  

PubMed

Propolis is a beehive product that bees manufacture by mixing their own wax with vegetable resins collected from different species of trees and bushes. The chemical composition of propolis is very variable because it depends on the flora locally available, and specimens from different geographical and climatic areas display unique properties. In this paper, the results of the chemical characterization of some propolis specimens collected in northern California and in Oregon are presented. Their chemical compositions show that all specimens contain resins from poplars of the Tacamahaca section (balsam poplars)--characteristic of the western part of the North American continent. Nevertheless, some of the specimens are of mixed origin because they also contain resins from poplars of the Aigeiros section (cottonwoods)--also present in this part of the world. Propolis causes allergies in sensitive human individuals, which are due to the presence of certain esters. The contents of known propolis allergenic esters--phenylethyl caffeate, 1,1-dimethylallyl caffeate, benzyl cinnamate, and benzyl salicylate--have been investigated in these specimens and found to depend on the botanical origin. PMID:24772818

Aliboni, Andrea

2014-01-01

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Differences in the chemical composition of dissolved organic matter from waste material of different sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical composition of waste-material-derived dissolved organic matter (DOM) was characterized by chemolytic analyses and 1H, 13C and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Dissolved organic matter was extracted by water from an aerobic fermented urban waste compost, a sewage sludge and a pig slurry and then fractionated using the XAD-8 method. The amount of water-extractable dissolved organic carbon (DOC)

Giovanni Gigliotti; Klaus Kaiser; Georg Guggenberger; Ludwig Haumaier

2002-01-01

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Nanograined WC-Co Composite Powders by Chemical Vapor Synthesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanograined tungsten carbide (WC) Co composite powders were prepared by a chemical vapor synthesis (CVS) process that has previously been used for preparing the aluminides of titanium and nickel and other metallic and intermetallic powders at the University of Utah. To determine the optimum condition for producing nanograined WC-Co composite powders, the effects of carburization temperature, CH4 to WCl6 ratio, CH4 to H2 ratio, CoCl2 contents, and residence time of WC on the powder composition and particle size were investigated. The reduction and carburization of the vaporized chlorides by CH4-H2 mixtures produced nanograined WC and Co composite powder, which sometimes contained small levels of W2C, W, or the ? (Co3W3C) phase. The presence of these incompletely carburized phases can be tolerated because they can be fully carburized during the subsequent sintering process. These phases can also be fully carburized by a separate post-treatment. The products were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM). As a result, nanograined WC-Co composite with the particle size less than 30 nm was obtained.

Ryu, Taegong; Sohn, H. Y.; Han, Gilsoo; Kim, Young-Ugk; Hwang, Kyu Sup; Mena, M.; Fang, Zhigang Z.

2008-02-01

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Metal Matrix Composite Material by Direct Metal Deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) is a laser cladding process for producing a protective coating on the surface of a metallic part or manufacturing layer-by-layer parts in a single-step process. The objective of this work is to demonstrate the possibility to create carbide-reinforced metal matrix composite objects. Powders of steel 16NCD13 with different volume contents of titanium carbide are tested. On the base of statistical analysis, a laser cladding processing map is constructed. Relationships between the different content of titanium carbide in a powder mixture and the material microstructure are found. Mechanism of formation of various precipitated titanium carbides is investigated.

Novichenko, D.; Marants, A.; Thivillon, L.; Bertrand, P. H.; Smurov, I.

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Chemical composition of cottonseed affected by cropping management practices  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Cottonseed is a valuable raw material for a range of food, animal feed, and industrial (such as adhesives) products. Chemical composition is one of the critical parameters to evaluate cottonseed's quality and potential end use. However, the information on the impacts of cropping management practices...

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Autonomic composite hydrogels by reactive printing: materials and oscillatory response.  

PubMed

Autonomic materials are those that automatically respond to a change in environmental conditions, such as temperature or chemical composition. While such materials hold incredible potential for a wide range of uses, their implementation is limited by the small number of fully-developed material systems. To broaden the number of available systems, we have developed a post-functionalization technique where a reactive Ru catalyst ink is printed onto a non-responsive polymer substrate. Using a succinimide-amine coupling reaction, patterns are printed onto co-polymer or biomacromolecular films containing primary amine functionality, such as polyacrylamide (PAAm) or poly-N-isopropyl acrylamide (PNIPAAm) copolymerized with poly-N-(3-Aminopropyl)methacrylamide (PAPMAAm). When the films are placed in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) solution medium, the reaction takes place only inside the printed nodes. In comparison to alternative BZ systems, where Ru-containing monomers are copolymerized with base monomers, reactive printing provides facile tuning of a range of hydrogel compositions, as well as enabling the formation of mechanically robust composite monoliths. The autonomic response of the printed nodes is similar for all matrices in the BZ solution concentrations examined, where the period of oscillation decreases in response to increasing sodium bromate or nitric acid concentration. A temperature increase reduces the period of oscillations and temperature gradients are shown to function as pace-makers, dictating the direction of the autonomic response (chemical waves). PMID:24651297

Kramb, R C; Buskohl, P R; Slone, C; Smith, M L; Vaia, R A

2014-03-01

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The effects of space radiation on a chemically modified graphite-epoxy composite material  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of the space environment on the engineering properties and chemistry of a chemically modified T300/934 graphite-epoxy composite system are characterized. The material was subjected to 1.0 x 10 to the 10th power rads of 1.0 MeV electron irradiation under vacuum to simulate 30 years in geosynchronous earth orbit. Monotonic tension tests were performed at room temperature (75 F/24 C) and elevated temperature (250 F/121 C) on 4-ply unidirectional laminates. From these tests, inplane engineering and strength properties (E sub 1, E sub 2, Nu sub 12, G sub 12, X sub T, Y sub T) were determined. Cyclic tests were also performed to characterize energy dissipation changes due to irradiation and elevated temperature. Large diameter graphite fibers were tested to determine the effects of radiation on their stiffness and strength. No significant changes were observed. Dynamic-mechanical analysis demonstrated that the glass transition temperature was reduced by 50 F(28 C) after irradiation. Thermomechanical analysis showed the occurrence of volatile products generated upon heating of the irradiated material. The chemical modification of the epoxy did not aid in producing a material which was more radiation resistant than the standard T300/934 graphite-epoxy system. Irradiation was found to cause crosslinking and chain scission in the polymer. The latter produced low molecular weight products which plasticize the material at elevated temperatures and cause apparent material stiffening at low stresses at room temperature.

Reed, S. M.; Herakovich, C. T.; Sykes, G. F.

1986-01-01

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Relative toxicity of pyrolysis gases from materials - Effects of chemical composition and test conditions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Relative toxicity test data on 270 materials are presented, based on test procedures developed at the University of San Francisco. The effects of chemical composition, using data on 13 types of synthetic polymers and eight types of fabrics, are discussed. Selected materials were evaluated using nine test conditions with the USF method, and using methods developed at the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute, Douglas Aircraft Company and San Jose State University.

Hilado, C. J.; Cumming, H. J.

1978-01-01

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Refinery piping fires resulting from variations in chemical composition of piping materials  

SciTech Connect

A number of refinery fires in recent years are traceable to variations in the chemical composition of piping materials. These fires are typically more destructive than those due to other causes and can take place without warning. Some, but not all, were the result of the inadvertent use of carbon steel in alloy steel piping systems. Others were the result of alloy welds in carbon steel systems while still others were due to variations in residual elements leading to anomalous corrosion behavior. Recommendations are given on areas of refinery units where the greatest need for close control of material composition exists.

Setterlund, R.B. [Metallurgical Consultants, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-07-01

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Regulating continent growth and composition by chemical weathering  

E-print Network

Regulating continent growth and composition by chemical weathering Cin-Ty Aeolus Lee* , Douglas M, and approved January 28, 2008 (received for review November 25, 2007) Continents ride high above the ocean, the parental magmas of continents were basaltic, which means they must have lost Mg relative to Si during

Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

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Optimum conditions for composites fiber coating by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

A combined analytical and numerical method is employed to optimize process conditions for composites fiber coating by chemical vapor infiltration. For a first-order deposition reaction, the optimum pressure yielding the maximum deposition rate at a preform center is obtained in closed form and is found to depend only on the activation energy of the deposition reaction, the characteristic pore size,

Stewart K. Griffiths; R. H. Nilson

1998-01-01

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Production of composites by using gliadin as a bonding material  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In our previous papers, a new technology that produces biopolymer composites by particle-bonding was introduced. During the manufacturing process, micrometer-scale raw material was coated with a corn protein, zein, which is then processed to form a rigid material. The coating of raw-material particl...

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High toughness, 3D textile, SiC\\/SiC composites by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three dimensional, textile, Hi-Nicalon, silicon carbide fiber-reinforced, silicon carbide composites with high toughness and reliability were fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration. The mechanical properties of the composite materials were investigated under bending, shear, and impact loading. The density of the composites was 2.5 g cm?3 after the three dimensional silicon carbide perform has been infiltrated for 30 h. The values

Yongdong Xu; Laifei Cheng; Litong Zhang; Hongfeng Yin; Xiaowei Yin

2001-01-01

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Material properties of piezoelectric composites by BEM and homogenization method  

E-print Network

Material properties of piezoelectric composites by BEM and homogenization method Qing-Hua Qin method (BEM) to piezoelectric composites in conjunction with homogenization approach for determining average stress and strain are calculated by the boundary tractions and displacements of the RVE. Thus BEM

Qin, Qinghua

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Composite material  

DOEpatents

A composite biocompatible hydrogel material includes a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa. A calcium comprising salt is disposed in at least some of the pores. The porous polymer matrix can comprise cellulose, including bacterial cellulose. The composite can be used as a bone graft material. A method of tissue repair within the body of animals includes the steps of providing a composite biocompatible hydrogel material including a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa, and inserting the hydrogel material into cartilage or bone tissue of an animal, wherein the hydrogel material supports cell colonization in vitro for autologous cell seeding.

Hutchens, Stacy A. (Knoxville, TN); Woodward, Jonathan (Solihull, GB); Evans, Barbara R. (Oak Ridge, TN); O'Neill, Hugh M. (Knoxville, TN)

2012-02-07

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The chemical composition of the bark of Larix sibirica  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to study the chemical composition of the bark of Larix sibirica Ldb. (Siberian larch), we ground 150 kg of the bark and took 2-kg samples, which were analyzed by known methods [1-2]. The content of ash materials, including sulfur and phosphorus, was determined by combustion, nitrogen by the Dumas method, and tannides, resins, and fats by aqueous ethanolic

N. D. Barabash; É. D. Levin

1970-01-01

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TGA-DTA and chemical composition study of raw material of Bikaner region for electrical porcelain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Porcelains are vitrified and a fine grained ceramic product, used either glazed or unglazed and is often manufactured from a tri-axial body mix of clays, quartz and alkaline feldspar. Physical properties associated with porcelain include those of permeability, high strength, hardness, glassiness, durability, whiteness, translucence, resonance, brittleness, high resistance to the passage of electricity, high resistance to thermal shock and high elasticity[1,2]. Porcelain insulators are made from three raw materials; clay; feldspar and quartz. For porcelain manufacture the clay is categorized in two groups; ball clay and kaolin, each of which plays an important role, either in the preparation of the product or in the properties of the finished products. The following research highlights the importance that suits these materials for their contributions to the final properties of the product. Keeping this view a TGA-DTA and chemical composition of these raw materials were observed and these materials are found suitable for production of Electrical Porcelain.

Tak, S. K.; Shekhawat, M. S.; Mangal, R.

2013-06-01

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Chemical composition, dietary fibre and resistant starch contents of raw and cooked pea, common bean, chickpea and lentil legumes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical composition and the contents of resistant starch and soluble and insoluble dietary fibre of pea (Pisum sativum L.), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), chickpea (Cicer aretinum L.) and lentil (Lens culinaris Med.) legumes, were studied. Raw and freeze-dried cooked samples were used, both in the form of flour. Protein values of the legumes ranged from 18.5 to 21.9g\\/100g

Giovana Ermetice de Almeida Costa; Keila da Silva Queiroz-Monici; Soely Maria Pissini Machado Reis; Admar Costa de Oliveira

2006-01-01

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Grained composite materials prepared by combustion synthesis under mechanical pressure  

DOEpatents

Dense, finely grained composite materials comprising one or more ceramic phase or phase and one or more metallic and/or intermetallic phase or phases are produced by combustion synthesis. Spherical ceramic grains are homogeneously dispersed within the matrix. Methods are provided, which include the step of applying mechanical pressure during or immediately after ignition, by which the microstructures in the resulting composites can be controllably selected.

Dunmead, Stephen D. (Davis, CA); Holt, Joseph B. (San Jose, CA); Kingman, Donald D. (Danville, CA); Munir, Zuhair A. (Davis, CA)

1990-01-01

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Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Composites are lighter and stronger than metals. Aramid fibers like Kevlar and Nomex were developed by DuPont Corporation and can be combined in a honeycomb structure which can give an airplane a light, tough structure. Composites can be molded into many aerodynamic shapes eliminating rivets and fasteners. Langley Research Center has tested composites for both aerospace and non-aerospace applications. They are also used in boat hulls, military shelters, etc.

1985-01-01

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Chemical Fractionation in Chondrites by Aerodynamic Sorting of Chondritic Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aerodynamic sorting in the nebula has been invoked directly or indirectly to account for the size variations of chondrules in different groups [1], associated size variations of chondrules and metal spherules in a CR chondrite [2], and variations in the oxygen isotopic compositions of H-L-LL chondrules and whole rocks [3]. We suggest that aerodynamic sorting processes affected the relative abundances of all chondritic ingredients and were therefore a major source of chemical differences between asteroids and perhaps planets [4]. For chondrites that were derived from the same batch of chondritic ingredients, e.g., ordinary chondrites, aerodynamic sorting may account for all chemical differences [5]. Matrix Material: Matrix material accretes into planetesimals largely in the form of rims on all particles rather than as individual dust grains [6,7]. Aerodynamic sorting of particles does not cause significant chemical variation in bulk matrix abundance or composition because rim composition is not correlated with particle composition [6,7], and rim thickness apparently correlates with particle radius [7]. Metal-Troilite Spherules: There are at least two metal-troilite components: poorly characterized spherules that are probably ejected during chondrule formation and fine-grained material associated with matrix rims. Skinner and Leenhouts [2] suggest that aerodynamic sorting of the spherules was a potent metal-silicate fractionation process. Our preliminary data for metal-troilite spherules in Lance (CO3) support their model. Spherules and chondrules are closer in size than in the CR chondrite they studied, but this may result from the very much higher troilite abundance in CO chondrites, which produced a smaller density difference between chondrules and spherules. But we cannot exclude the possibility that the size distribution of metallic spherules was controlled by that of the chondrules from which they were ejected and not by aerodynamic sorting of spherules. Matrix rims on spherules preclude the possibility that the spherules were released from chondrules during parent body impacts. Refractory Inclusions: The similarity in the order of chondrule and CAI sizes suggests a common size sorting process. Chondrules decrease in mean size in the order CV (1.0 mm) > CM (0.3 mm) > CO (0.15 mm) > ALH85085 (0.02 mm) [8]. Refractory inclusions decrease in size in the order CV (commonly >1 cm) > CO > CM (<1 mm) > ALH85085 (0.03 mm) [8,9]. Although many chondrules and CAIs in ALH85085 are broken, mean sizes were not much bigger originally as the grain sizes of fragments are comparable to those of complete objects [6]. Size sorting must postdate CAI formation as these size relationships hold for all kinds of CAI that formed in very different ways. Density differences cannot account for the apparently larger mean size of CAIs relative to chondrules in CV3 chondrites. Model: We suggest that a common aerodynamic sorting process may have affected all ingredients during their fall toward the proto-Sun through nebula gas. This sorting probably occurred after chondrule formation and rim acquisition in a turbulent environment [7] and ended when planetesimal accretion halted inward motion. Intermittent turbulence may have cleared the midplane of chondritic materials to allow episodic accretion of distinctly different batches of material. This model and runaway accretion of planetesimals accounts for the correlation of chondrule size with metamorphic type in CO3 chondrites [8] and provides a mechanism for understanding chemical and isotopic variations within asteroids such as the ureilite parent body. References: [1] Rubin A. E. and Keil K. (1984) Meteoritics, 19, 135-143. [2] Skinner W. R. and Leenhouts J. M. (1993) LPSC XXIV, 1315-1316. [3] Clayton R. N. et al. (1991) GCA, 55, 2317-2337. [4] Scott E. R. D. and Newsom H. E. (1989) Z. Naturforsch., 44a, 924-934. [5] Haack H. and Scott E. R. D. (1993), this volume. [6] Scott E. R. D. et al. (1984) GCA, 48, 1741-1757. [7] Metzler K. et al. (1992) GCA, 56, 2873-2987.

Scott, E. R. D.; Haack, H.

1993-07-01

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Dependence of the properties of a carbon-aluminum composite material on its carbide phase content  

Microsoft Academic Search

To ensure that the necessary bond strength at fiber\\/matrix interfaces is attained during the manufacture of a carbon-aluminum composite such as that investigated in this work, the degree of chemical reaction between the components must be strictly controlled, the optimum amount of the reaction product (Al4C3) being 2–3%. For matrices of other compositions and fibers of other types, the optimum

K. I. Portnoi; N. I. Timofeeva; A. A. Zabolotskii; V. N. Sakovich; B. F. Trefilov; M. Kh. Levinskaya; N. N. Polyak

1981-01-01

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Composite Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF) about composites, materials made of 2 or more different components. Learners will be challenged to build the best mud bricks, one of the earliest examples of composites. From a supply of various building components, which the learners will examine for their different properties, they will build mud bricks, then dry them and put them through several tests. *Bricks must bake in the sun for 2-3 days prior to testing. Resource contains information about how this activity relates to carbon nanotubes and links to video, DragonflyTV Nano: Hockey Sticks.

2012-05-09

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SOx removal by calcined MgAlFe hydrotalcite-like materials: effect of the chemical composition and the cerium incorporation method.  

PubMed

Sulfur oxides are one of the most hazardous atmospheric pollutants since they contribute directly to acid rain formation. Consequently, stringent environmental regulations limit atmospheric SOx emissions, motivating research on efficient ways to reduce them. To supply an alternative to reduce these emissions in fluid catalytic cracking units, this study discloses efficient SOx reducing materials based on calcined MgAlFe hydrotalcite-like compounds (HT's). Thus, HT materials were synthesized by several methods including cerium addition. The adsorption of SO2 was carried out by contacting the calcined solid with a mixture of SO2 (1%) in air at 650 degrees C. It was demonstrated that the isomorphic incorporation of iron increased its reduction capability which was reflected in higher reduction rates and metal sulfate reduction grade at 550 degrees C. Moreover, when cerium was present in the iron-containing materials the saturation rate was improved, because cerium oxide promotes the oxidation of SO2 to SO3. The way cerium is incorporated influences the SO2 adsorption capacity. PMID:16475357

Cantú, Manuel; López-Salinas, Esteban; Valente, Jaime S; Montiel, Ramon

2005-12-15

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Deoiled asphalt as carbon source for preparation of various carbon materials by chemical vapor deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various carbon materials, including vapor grown carbon fibers (VGCFs) and carbon trees, were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition in argon atmosphere, using deoiled asphalt as carbon source and ferrocene as catalyst. Pure carbon microbeads (CMBs) were also obtained by this method in the absence of ferrocene. The influence of different growth parameters, such as ferrocene content, reaction temperature, retention time

Xuguang Liu; Yongzhen Yang; Xian Lin; Bingshe Xu; Yan Zhang

2006-01-01

40

The chemical composition and energy content of the energetic cosmic radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A brief survey is made of our present knowledge of the composition and energy spectra of the primary cosmic radiation. The total energy carried by all forms of cosmic radiation that have appreciable penetrability into matter has been evaluated.

Waddington, C. J.

1972-01-01

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Drying Sage ( Salvia officinalis L.) Plants and Its Effects on Content, Chemical Composition, and Radical Scavenging Activity of the Essential Oil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Salvia officinalis essential oil (EO) were studied under different drying methods of plant material. Results obtained showed that dried plant\\u000a material yielded more essential oils than did the fresh one. The highest EO yields were obtained by infrared drying at 45 °C\\u000a (0.39%) followed by air drying (0.30%) and oven drying at 45 °C (0.26%). The

Ibtissem Hamrouni Sellami; Iness Bettaieb Rebey; Jazia Sriti; Fatma Zohra Rahali; Ferid Limam; Brahim Marzouk

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SiC whisker/Si3N4 composites by a chemical mixing process  

SciTech Connect

A chemical mixing process has been developed for making SiC whisker/Si3N4 composites. The process involves in situ synthesis of SiC whiskers in Si3N4 powder by partial carbothermal reduction of silicon nitride in an argon atmosphere. The effects of reaction conditions and starting raw materials on the formation of SiC whiskers were studied. It has been demonstrated that the morphologies of the in situ synthesized whiskers can be modified by varying carbon-source materials and reaction conditions, and the amount of SiC formed in the product can be adjusted by changing the starting Si3N4-to-C ratio. The chemically mixed composite materials were densified by hot pressing with Y2O3 and Al2O3 as sintering aids. 12 refs.

Wang, Hongyu; Fischman, G.S.

1991-10-01

43

Influences of particle sizes and contents of chemical blowing agents on foaming wood plastic composites prepared from poly(vinyl chloride) and rice hull  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aims to investigate the effects of chemical blowing agent (CBA) contents and particle sizes on the properties of foamed poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)\\/rice hull (RH) composites. Fine particles of azodicarbonamide (AC) at 5, 8, 11 and 22?m were modified with 20% by weight of ZnO and used at 0–3.0% by weight. The average cell size and density of the

Nawadon Petchwattana; Sirijutaratana Covavisaruch

2011-01-01

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Controlling dynamic mechanical properties and degradation of composites for bone regeneration by means of filler content.  

PubMed

Bone tissue is a dynamic composite system that adapts itself, in response to the surrounding daily (cyclic) mechanical stimuli, through an equilibrium between growth and resorption processes. When there is need of synthetic bone grafts, the biggest issue is to support bone regeneration without causing mechanically-induced bone resorption. Apart from biological properties, such degradable materials should initially support and later leave room to bone formation. Further, dynamic mechanical properties comparable to those of bone are required. In this study we prepared composites comprising calcium phosphate and L-lactide/D-lactide copolymer in various content ratios using the extrusion method. We evaluated the effect of the inorganic filler amount on the polymer phase (i.e. on the post-extrusion intrinsic viscosity). We then studied their in vitro degradation and dynamic mechanical properties (in dry and humid conditions). By increasing the filler content, we observed significant decrease of the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer phase during the extrusion process. Composites containing higher amounts of apatite had faster degradation, and were also mechanically stiffer. But, due to the lower intrinsic viscosity of their polymer phase, they had larger damping properties. Besides this, higher amounts of apatite also rendered the composites more hydrophilic letting them absorb more water and causing them the largest decrease in stiffness. These results show the importance of filler content in controlling the properties of such composites. Further, in this study we observed that the viscoelastic properties of the composite containing 50wt% apatite were comparable to those of dry human cortical bone. PMID:23455172

Barbieri, Davide; de Bruijn, Joost D; Luo, Xiaoman; Farè, Silvia; Grijpma, Dirk W; Yuan, Huipin

2013-04-01

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Preparation of Al8B4C7 composite materials by using oxide raw materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Al8B4C7 composites materials were prepared by using Al, B2O3 and C as raw materials. The effect of sintering temperature and different additives (Al and C) on Al8B4C7 composites materials were investigated. The Al8B4C7 composites materials were characterized from microstructure, apparent porosity, bulk density and compressive strength. The results demonstrated that the increasing of sintering temperatures could make the samples denser and improve compressive strength. The optimal sintering temperature was 1700 °C, and the main phase composition of Al8B4C7 composites materials were Al8B4C7 and Al2O3. Al additive could improve the properties while C additive played an harmful role. The Al8B4C7 grains were irregular flake and the size was 2~4 ?m.

Zhu, H. X.; Pan, C.; Deng, C. J.; Yuan, W. J.

2011-10-01

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique for the determination of the chemical composition of complex inorganic materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a fast, fully optical method, that needs little or no sample preparation. In this technique qualitative and quantitative analysis is based on comparison. The determination of composition is generally based on the construction of a calibration curve namely the LIBS signal versus the concentration of the analyte. Typically, to calibrate the system, certified reference materials with known elemental composition are used. Nevertheless, such samples due to differences in the overall composition with respect to the used complex inorganic materials can influence significantly on the accuracy. There are also some intermediate factors which can cause imprecision in measurements, such as optical absorption, surface structure, thermal conductivity etc. This paper presents the calibration procedure performed with especially prepared pellets from the tested materials, which composition was previously defined. We also proposed methods of post-processing which allowed for mitigation of the matrix effects and for a reliable and accurate analysis. This technique was implemented for determination of trace elements in industrial copper concentrates standardized by conventional atomic absorption spectroscopy with a flame atomizer. A series of copper flotation concentrate samples was analyzed for contents of three elements, that is silver, cobalt and vanadium. It has been shown that the described technique can be used to qualitative and quantitative analyses of complex inorganic materials, such as copper flotation concentrates.

?azarek, ?ukasz; Anto?czak, Arkadiusz J.; Wójcik, Micha? R.; Kozio?, Pawe? E.; Stepak, Bogusz; Abramski, Krzysztof M.

2014-08-01

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The Chemical Nature of the Fiber/resin Interface in Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Carbon fiber/epoxy resin composites are considered. The nature of the fiber structure and the interaction that occurs at the interface between fiber and matrix are emphasized. Composite toughness can be improved by increased axial tensile and compressive strengths in the fibers. The structure of carbon fibers indicates that the fiber itself can fail transversely, and different transverse microstructures could provide better transverse strengths. The higher surface roughness of lower modulus and surface-treated carbon fibers provides better mechanical interlocking between the fiber and matrix. The chemical nature of the fiber surface was determined, and adsorption of species on this surface can be used to promote wetting and adhesion. Finally, the magnitude of the interfacial bond strength should be controlled such that a range of composites can be made with properties varying from relatively brittle and high interlaminar shear strength to tougher but lower interlaminar shear strength.

Diefendorf, R. J.

1984-01-01

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FY98 Final Report Initial Interfacial Chemical Control for Enhancement of Composite Material Strength  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) sponsored this research project to support the development of new self-assembled monolayer fiber coatings. These coatings can greatly increase the bond strength between the fiber and the resin matrix of a composite material. Composite ammunition components molded from such materials will exhibit higher strength than current materials, and will provide

GE Fryxell; KL Alford; KL Simmons; WD Samuels

1999-01-01

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Associating Physical and Chemical Properties to Evaluate Buffer Materials by Th and U Sorption  

SciTech Connect

The physical and chemical properties of buffer materials to be used for a radwaste disposal repository should be evaluated prior to use. In a conventional approach, independent studies of physical and/or chemical characteristics are conducted. This study investigated the relationship between the plastic index (PI) and distribution ratio (Rd) of buffer materials composed of varying ratios of quartz sand and bentonite. Thorium (Th) and Uranium (U) were the nuclides of interest, and both synthetic groundwater and seawater were used as the liquid phases to simulate conditions representative of deep geological disposal within an island. Atterberg tests were used to determine PI values, and batch sorption experiments were employed to measure Rd values. The results show that Th reached maximum sorption behavior when the bentonite content exceeded 30 % of the mixture. Contrariwise, the sorption of U increased linearly with bentonite content, up to bentonite contents of 100%, and this correlation was present regardless of the liquid phase used. A further result is that U has a better additivity with respect to Rd than Th in both synthetic groundwater and synthetic seawater. These results will allow a determination of more effective buffer material composition, and improved estimates of the overall Rd of the buffer material mixture from the Rd of each mineral component.

Jan, Yi-Lin; Chen, Tzu-Yun; Cheng, Hwai-Ping; Hsu, Chun-Nan; Tseng, Chia-Liang; Wei,Yuan-Yaw; Yang, Jen-Yan; Ke, Cheng-Hsiung; Chuang, Jui-Tang; Teng, Shi-Ping

2003-02-27

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Chemical composition and energy content of deep-sea calanoid copepods in the Western North Pacific Ocean  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Condition factor index [CFI=1000×DW/(PL) 3; DW: dry weight, PL: prosome length], water content, carbon (C), nitrogen (N), ash and energy content were determined on a total of 69 copepod species caught from the mesopelagic (500-1000 m), upper-bathypelagic (1000-2000 m), lower-bathypelagic (2000-3000 m) and abyssopelagic (3000-5000 m) zones of the western subarctic Pacific. Resultant data were grouped into these four sampling zones, four developmental stage/sex categories (C4, C5 and C6 females and males), three feeding types (carnivore, detritivore and suspension feeder), or two reaction speed groups by the presence/absence of myelinated sheath enveloping axons (fast and slow reacting species). Zone-structured data showed the overall ranges were 3.8-4.6 mm for PL, 1.6-2.6 mg for DW, 21.4-25.0 for CFI, 75.0-78.6% of wet weight (WW) for water, 51.3-53.7% of DW for C, 7.7-8.8% of DW for N, 6.2-7.0 (by weight) for C/N, 6.9-9.6% of DW for ash and 25.3-27.4 J mg -1 DW for energy. Among these components, N and ash exhibited significant between-zone differences characterized by gradual decrease downward for the former, and only the upper-bathypelagic zone>abyssopelagic zone for the latter. Stage/sex-structured data showed no significant differences among them, but energy content of C5 was higher than that of C6 females. From the analyses of feeding type-structured data, carnivores were shown to have lower water, N, ash, but higher C, C/N and energy contents than suspension feeders do. Reaction speed-structured data indicated that slow-reacting species have significantly higher water but lower CFI, C, N and energy contents than fast-reacting species. Designating these grouping criteria, PL and DW as independent variables, the attributes of these variables to the CFI, chemical composition or energy contents were evaluated by stepwise-multiple regression analysis, showing the most pronounced effect of suspension-feeder, followed by the presence of myelinated sheath, DW, C6 females and the abyssopelagic zone. Further analysis of zone-structured data, by adding epipelagic copepod data from identical thermal habitats (Arctic/Antarctic waters), revealed a more marked decline in N content from the epipelagic zone to the abyssopelagic zone, accompanied by an increase in C/N ratios downward. The decline in N (=protein or muscle) contents with depth cannot be explained by the "visual interactions" hypotheses being proposed for the metabolism of pelagic visual predators, but is consistent with the "predation-mediated selection" hypothesis for the metabolism of pelagic copepods.

Ikeda, Tsutomu; Yamaguchi, Atsushi; Matsuishi, Takashi

2006-11-01

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/Al-4Cu Composite Material Produced by Squeeze Casting Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The wear behavior of a weight fraction of particles with up to 30 wt.% in situ AlB2 flakes reinforced in Al-4Cu matrix alloy composites and fabricated by a squeeze casting method was investigated in a pin-on-disk abrasion test instrument against different SiC abrasives at room conditions. Wear tests were performed under the load of 10 N against SiC abrasive papers of 80, 100, and 120 mesh grits. The effects of sliding speed, AlB2 flake content, and abrasive grit sizes on the abrasive wear properties of the matrix alloy and composites have been evaluated. The main wear mechanisms were identified using an optical microscope. The results showed that in situ AlB2 flake reinforcement improved the abrasion resistance against all the abrasives used, and the abrasive wear resistance decreased with an increase in the sliding speed and the abrasive grit size. The wear resistances of the composites were considerably bigger than those of the matrix alloy and increased with increases in in situ AlB2 flake contents.

Ficici, Ferit

2014-05-01

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Chemical composition and energy content of chickens in response to different levels of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two experiments were performed to study the effect of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on abdominal fat pad weight and chemical composition of broilers. In Experiment 1, different fat sources were blended in different ratios keeping added fat level constant (9%). In Experiment 2, PUFA gradient was obtained by increasing the level of inclusion (2, 4, 6 and 8%) of

Cecilia Villaverde; Maria D. Baucells; Lucia Cortinas; Marta Hervera; Ana C. Barroeta

2005-01-01

53

Chemical composition and some trace element contents in coals and coal ash from Tamnava-Zapadno Polje Coal Field, Serbia  

SciTech Connect

The chemical compositions and trace element contents (Zn, Cu, Co, Cr, Ni, Pb, Cd, As, B, Hg, Sr, Se, Be, Ba, Mn, Th, V, U) in coal and coal ash samples from Tamnava-Zapadno Polje coal field in Serbia were studied. The coal from this field belongs to lignite. This high volatility coal has high moisture and low S contents, moderate ash yield, and high calorific value. The coal ash is abundant in alumosilicates. Many trace elements such as Ni > Cd > Cr > B > As > Cu > Co > Pb > V > Zn > Mn in the coal and Ni > Cr > As > B > Cu > Co = Pb > V > Zn > Mn in the coal ash are enriched in comparison with Clarke concentrations.

Vukasinovic-Pesic, V.; Rajakovic, L.J. [University of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)

2009-07-01

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Radon diffusion coefficients in 360 waterproof materials of different chemical composition.  

PubMed

This paper summarises the results of radon diffusion coefficient measurements in 360 common waterproof materials available throughout Europe. The materials were grouped into 26 categories according to their chemical composition. It was found that the diffusion coefficients of materials used for protecting houses against radon vary within eight orders from 10(-15) to 10(-8) m(2) s(-1). The lowest values were obtained for bitumen membranes with an Al carrier film and for ethylene vinyl acetate membranes. The highest radon diffusion coefficient values were discovered for sodium bentonite membranes, rubber membranes made of ethylene propylene diene monomer and polymer cement coatings. The radon diffusion coefficients for waterproofings widely used for protecting houses, i.e. flexible polyvinyl chloride, high-, low-density polyethylene, polypropylene and bitumen membranes, vary in the range from 3 × 10(-12) to 3 × 10(-11) m(2) s(-1). Tests were performed which confirmed that the radon diffusion coefficient is also an effective tool for verifying the air-tightness of joints. PMID:21450700

Jiránek, M; Kotrbatá, M

2011-05-01

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Chemical Compositions of Stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1835, in a famously inaccurate forecast, the French philosopher Auguste Comte wrote of stars that, `We understand the possibility of determining their shapes, their distances, their sizes and their movements; whereas we would never know how to study by any means their chemical composition…'. At the close of the 20th century the accurate measurement of the abundances of the chemical elements in...

Leckrone, D.; Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

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What controls the composition of weathered materials transported by large river systems (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The critical zone of the Earth is a complex reactor where physical, biological and chemical processes interact to transform the crustal rocks into weathered materials. The river system is selectively transporting materials according to the intensity of physical erosion and the transport capacity of the river system it self. The main advantage of rivers is that they integrate the diversity of processes playing a role in the critical zone. However, using rivers to establish the fluxes of weathered material produced at the atmosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere interface requires a better understanding of the role of parameters such as the nature of the bedrock, the chemical weathering regimes, the physical conditions of transport and their interplay. Although all materials produced by chemical weathering should be exported out of the fluvial system, we are far from understanding the timescales and processes that operate between the top soil and the sea. We will present new results on the chemical and isotopic composition of suspended sediments and bedload sediments from the Amazon river system. Suspended sediments have been sampled along cross sections of the Amazon, Madeira and Solimoes rivers, at different depth in order to cover the whole range of physical conditions of transport. A considerable variability of composition is observed that clearly shows that surface suspended sediments, usually sampled, only poorly represent the chemical composition of the weathered material transported by the river. New estimates of chemical fluxes of material delivered to the ocean by the first largest river of the world can therefore be estimated. The results show that the composition of river sediments is not only controlled by present day chemical weathering conditions in the drainage basin, but also by the chemical history of the bedrock, and thus crustal recycling processes. There is a good correlation between grain size and the chemical composition of the Amazon river suspended sediments and this correlation can be extended to other large river systems such as the Ganges and Brahmaputra system. This new approach of considering the whole spectrum of grain size transported in river systems leads to revisit the classical notions of « weathering-limited » and « transport-limited » regimes of erosion.

Gaillardet, J.; Bouchez, J.; France-Lanord, C.; Maurice, L.

2009-12-01

57

Chemical Fingerprinting of Materials Developed Due to Environmental Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Instrumental chemical analysis methods are developed and used to chemically fingerprint new and modified External Tank materials made necessary by changing environmental requirements. Chemical fingerprinting can detect and diagnose variations in material composition. To chemically characterize each material, fingerprint methods are selected from an extensive toolbox based on the material's chemistry and the ability of the specific methods to detect the material's critical ingredients. Fingerprint methods have been developed for a variety of materials including Thermal Protection System foams, adhesives, primers, and composites.

Smith, Doris A.; McCool, A. (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

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Fabrication of fiber reinforced ceramic composites by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ceramic fiber-ceramic matrix composites were prepared using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. Our major goal of significantly reducing the infiltration times was accomplished. We have conceived a process, fabricated hardware, and demonstrated on a laboratory scale a process which permits CVD infiltration of an SiC fibrous preform with either an SiâNâ or SiC matrix in 2 to 12 h.

A. J. Caputo; W. J. Lackey

1984-01-01

59

Recycling By Solvolysis Thermosetting Composite Materials Of Sustainable Surface Transport  

SciTech Connect

A solvolysis process is studied to degrade an unsaturated polyester resin based on DCPD (dicyclopentadiene) and crosslinked with styrene, as the matrix of a composite material reinforced with long glass fibers. The study presented here investigates in particular the hydrolysis in conditions below the critical point of water (T<374 deg. C and P<221bar) in a batch reactor. Process window and parameter influences were studied by a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach (1). A tar-like substance issued from thermal degradations is formed in greater or lesser quantities depending on the operating conditions, and coats the fibers. The appearance of the composite samples and the degree of conversion for the degradation at 250 deg. C lead us to make a parallel with osmosis phenomena to explain the initiation mechanism of the degradation.

Oliveux, Geraldine; Le Gal La Salle, Eric [Laboratoire de Thermocinetique de Nantes (LTN), UMR CNRS 6607, Ecole Polytechnique de l'Universite de Nantes, Rue Christian Pauc, 44303 Nantes (France); Bailleul, Jean-Luc [Laboratoire Energetique, Mecanique et Materiaux(LE2M) de l'Institut Catholique des Arts et Metiers de Nantes, 35 avenue du champ de Manoeuvres, 44470 Carquefou (France)

2011-01-17

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Recycling By Solvolysis Thermosetting Composite Materials Of Sustainable Surface Transport  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A solvolysis process is studied to degrade an unsaturated polyester resin based on DCPD (dicyclopentadiene) and crosslinked with styrene, as the matrix of a composite material reinforced with long glass fibers. The study presented here investigates in particular the hydrolysis in conditions below the critical point of water (T<374° C and P<221bar) in a batch reactor. Process window and parameter influences were studied by a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach (1). A tar-like substance issued from thermal degradations is formed in greater or lesser quantities depending on the operating conditions, and coats the fibers. The appearance of the composite samples and the degree of conversion for the degradation at 250° C lead us to make a parallel with osmosis phenomena to explain the initiation mechanism of the degradation.

Oliveux, Géraldine; Le Gal La Salle, Eric; Bailleul, Jean-Luc

2011-01-01

61

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development and application of composite materials to aerospace vehicle structures which began in the mid 1960's has now progressed to the point where what can be considered entire airframes are being designed and built using composites. Issues related to the fabrication of non-resin matrix composites and the micro, mezzo and macromechanics of thermoplastic and metal matrix composites are emphasized. Several research efforts are presented. They are entitled: (1) The effects of chemical vapor deposition and thermal treatments on the properties of pitch-based carbon fiber; (2) Inelastic deformation of metal matrix laminates; (3) Analysis of fatigue damage in fibrous MMC laminates; (4) Delamination fracture toughness in thermoplastic matrix composites; (5) Numerical investigation of the microhardness of composite fracture; and (6) General beam theory for composite structures.

Loewy, Robert G.; Wiberley, Stephen E.

1987-01-01

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Variation in Content Coverage by Classroom Composition: An Analysis of Advanced Math Course Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Everyone knows that there is racial inequality in achievement returns from advanced math; however, they do not know why black students and white students taking the same level of math courses are not leaving with the same or comparable skill levels. To find out, the author examines variation in course coverage by the racial composition of the…

Covay, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Chemical Composition and Fatty Acid Content of Some Spices and Herbs under Saudi Arabia Conditions  

PubMed Central

Some Saudi herbs and spices were analyzed. The results indicated that mustard, black cumin, and cress seeds contain high amount of fat 38.45%, 31.95% and 23.19%, respectively, as compared to clove (16.63%), black pepper (5.34%) and fenugreek (4.51%) seeds. Cress, mustard, black cumin and black pepper contain higher protein contents ranging from 26.61 to 25.45%, as compared to fenugreek (12.91%) and clove (6.9%). Crude fiber and ash content ranged from 6.36 to 23.6% and from 3.57 to 7.1%, respectively. All seeds contain high levels of potassium (ranging from 383 to 823?mg/100g), followed by calcium (ranging from 75 to 270?mg/100g), Magnesium (ranged from 42 to 102?mg/100g) and iron (ranged from 20.5 to 65?mg/100g). However, zinc, manganese and copper were found at low levels. The major fatty acids in cress and mustard were linolenic acid (48.43%) and erucic acid (29.81%), respectively. The lenoleic acid was the major fatty acid in black cumin, fenugreek, black pepper and clove oils being 68.07%, 34.85%, 33.03% and 44.73%, respectively. Total unsaturated fatty acids were 83.24, 95.62, 86.46, 92.99, 81.34 and 87.82% for cress, mustard, black cumin, fenugreek, black pepper and clove, respectively. The differences in the results obtained are due to environmental factors, production areas, cultivars used to produce seeds and also due to the different methods used to prepare these local spices. PMID:23319888

Al-Jasass, Fahad Mohammed; Al-Jasser, Mohammed Saud

2012-01-01

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Characterization of the chemical composition of polyisobutylene-based oil-soluble dispersants by fluorescence.  

PubMed

A novel methodology based on fluorescence quenching measurements is introduced to determine quantitatively the amine content of polyisobutylene succinimide (PIBSI) dispersants used as engine oil-additives. To this end, a series of five PIBSI dispersants were prepared by reacting 2 mol equiv of polyisobutylene succinic anhydride (PIBSA) with 1 mol equiv of hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), diethylenetriamine, triethylenetetramine, tetraethylenepentamine, and pentaethylenehexamine to yield the corresponding b-PIBSI dispersants. After having demonstrated that the presence of hydrogen bonds between the polyamine linker and the succinimide carbonyls of the dispersants prevents the quantitative analysis of the (1)H NMR and FTIR spectra of the dispersants to determine their chemical composition, alternative procedures based on gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and fluorescence quenching were implemented to estimate the amine content of the b-PIBSI dispersants. Taking advantage of the doubling in size that occurs when 2 mol of PIBSA are reacted with 1 mol of HMDA, a combination of GPC and FTIR was employed to follow how the chemical composition and molecular weight distribution of the polymers produced evolved with the reaction of PIBSA and HMDA mixed at different molar ratios. These experiments provided the PIBSA-to-HMDA molar ratio yielding the largest b-PIBSI dispersants and this molar ratio was then selected to prepare the four other dispersants. Having prepared five b-PIBSI dispersants with well-defined secondary amine content, the fluorescence of the succinimide groups was found to decrease with increasing number of secondary amines present in the polyamine linker. This result suggests that fluorescence quenching provides a valid method to determine the chemical composition of b-PIBSI dispersants which is otherwise difficult to characterize by standard (1)H NMR and FTIR spectroscopies. PMID:24628080

Pirouz, Solmaz; Wang, Yulin; Chong, J Michael; Duhamel, Jean

2014-04-10

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High performance 3D textile Hi-Nicalon SiC\\/SiC composites by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three dimensional textile Hi-Nicalon silicon carbide fiber reinforced silicon carbide composites with high toughness and reliability were fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration. The mechanical properties of the composite materials were investigated under bending, shear, and impact loading. The density of the composites was 2.5 g cm?3 after the three dimension silicon carbide perform has been infiltrated for 30 h. The

Yongdong Xu; Laifei Cheng; Litong Zhang; Xiaowei Yin; Hongfeng Yin

2001-01-01

66

Synthesis of steel slag ceramics: chemical composition and crystalline phases of raw materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two types of porcelain tiles with steel slag as the main raw material (steel slag ceramics) were synthesized based on the CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 and CaO-MgO-SiO2 systems, and their bending strengths up to 53.47 MPa and 99.84 MPa, respectively, were obtained. The presence of anorthite, ?-quartz, magnetite, and pyroxene crystals (augite and diopside) in the steel slag ceramics were very different from the composition of traditional ceramics. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA) results illustrated that the addition of steel slag reduced the temperature of extensive liquid generation and further decreased the firing temperature. The considerable contents of glass-modifying oxide liquids with rather low viscosities at high temperature in the steel slag ceramic adobes promoted element diffusion and crystallization. The results of this study demonstrated a new approach for extensive and effective recycling of steel slag.

Zhao, Li-hua; Wei, Wei; Bai, Hao; Zhang, Xu; Cang, Da-qiang

2015-03-01

67

Self-healing structural composite materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

A self-healing fiber-reinforced structural polymer matrix composite material is demonstrated. In the composite, a microencapsulated healing agent and a solid chemical catalyst are dispersed within the polymer matrix phase. Healing is triggered by crack propagation through the microcapsules, which then release the healing agent into the crack plane. Subsequent exposure of the healing agent to the chemical catalyst initiates polymerization

M. R. Kessler; N. R. Sottos; S. R. White

2003-01-01

68

Chemical compositions and physicochemical properties of the fiber-rich materials prepared from shoyu mash residue.  

PubMed

Fiber-rich materials including desalted shoyu mash residue (briefly referred as desalted mash residue, DMR), alcohol-insoluble solid (AIS), and water-insoluble solid (WIS) were prepared from shoyu mash residue, which is a filtration cake obtained during the isolation of shoyu by press filtration of fermented matrix in the final process. The DMR, AIS, and WIS contain rich dietary fiber of 52.4, 61.5, and 54.7 wt %, respectively. The DMR, AIS, and WIS all have significantly lower bulk densities, and higher water-holding capacities, oil-holding capacities, swelling abilities, and cation-exchange capacities than the control cellulose. These results indicated that the said fiber-rich materials prepared in this study all have the desired physicochemical properties for being used as satisfactory sources of dietary fibers or low-calorie bulk ingredients in food applications requiring oil and moisture retention. Furthermore, the said fiber-rich materials also have high contents of isoflavones, mainly daidzein and genistein, which are considered as the most bioavailable phytoestrogens, with a total amount of about 1200-1480 micromol/100 g (equal to daidzein of ca. 3040-3759 microg/g, or genistein of 3240-3996 microg/g). The results revealed that the said fiber-rich materials might be a potent fiber source for health foods. PMID:15913296

Yeh, Hsiang-Yu; Su, Nan-Wei; Lee, Min-Hsiung

2005-06-01

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Combinatorial approach for ferroelectric material libraries prepared by liquid source misted chemical deposition method  

PubMed Central

Combinatorial approach for discovering novel functional materials in the huge diversity of chemical composition and processing conditions has become more important for breakthrough in thin film electronic and energy-conversion devices. The efficiency of combinatorial method depends on the preparation of a reliable high-density composition thin-film library. The physico-chemical properties of each sample on the library should be similar to those of the corresponding samples prepared by one-by-one conventional methods. We successfully developed the combinatorial liquid source misted chemical deposition (LSMCD) method and demonstrated its validity in screening the chemical composition of Bi3.75LaxCe0.25-xTi3O12 (BLCT) for high remanent polarization (Pr). LSMCD is a cheap promising combinatorial screening tool. It can control the composition up to ppm level and produce homogeneous multicomponent library. LSMCD method allows us to prepare BLCT thin-film library at the variation of 0.4 mol% of La. Maximum 2Pr is 35 ?C/cm?2 at x = 0.21. The intensity of (117) XRD peak is quantitatively related to 2Pr. Newly developed scanning piezoelectric deformation measurement for nano-sized samples using scanning probe microscope (SPM) is also found out to be reliable for determining the relative ranking of Pr value rapidly. PMID:17218453

Kim, Ki Woong; Jeon, Min Ku; Oh, Kwang Seok; Kim, Tai Suk; Kim, Yun Seok; Woo, Seong Ihl

2007-01-01

70

Inorganic chemical composition and chemical reactivity of settled dust generated by the World Trade Center building collapse  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Samples of dust deposited around lower Manhattan by the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center (WTC) collapse have inorganic chemical compositions that result in part from the variable chemical contributions of concrete, gypsum wallboard, glass fibers, window glass, and other materials contained in the buildings. The dust deposits were also modified chemically by variable interactions with rain water or water used in street washing and fire fighting. Chemical leach tests using deionized water as the extraction fluid show the dust samples can be quite alkaline, due primarily to reactions with calcium hydroxide in concrete particles. Calcium and sulfate are the most soluble components in the dust, but many other elements are also readily leached, including metals such as Al, Sb, Mo Cr, Cu, and Zn. Indoor dust samples produce leachates with higher pH, alkalinity, and dissolved solids than outdoor dust samples, suggesting most outdoor dust had reacted with water and atmospheric carbon dioxide prior to sample collection. Leach tests using simulated lung fluids as the extracting fluid suggest that the dust might also be quite reactive in fluids lining the respiratory tract, resulting in dissolution of some particles and possible precipitation of new phases such as phosphates, carbonates, and silicates. Results of these chemical characterization studies can be used by health scientists as they continue to track and interpret health effects resulting from the short-term exposure to the initial dust cloud and the longer-term exposure to dusts resuspended during cleanup.

Plumlee, Geoffrey S.; Hageman, Philip L.; Lamothe, Paul J.; Ziegler, Thomas L.; Meeker, Gregory P.; Theodorakos, Peter M.; Brownfield, Isabelle; Adams, Monique G.; Swayze, Gregg A.; Hoefen, Todd M.; Taggart, Joseph E.; Clark, Roger N.; Wilson, S.; Sutley, Stephen J.

2009-01-01

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Evaluation of calcium hydroxide contents in pozzolanic cement pastes by a chemical extraction method  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study is to investigate the calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) contents in pozzolanic cement pastes analyzed by the chemical extraction method and thermal analysis (DTA\\/TG). The second part of the study involves the carbonation of pozzolanic cement pastes and its influence on Ca(OH)2 reduction. The Ca(OH)2 contents in cement pastes after being subjected to accelerated carbonation were investigated

Kritsada Sisomphon; Lutz Franke

2011-01-01

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Compositions for enhancing hydroysis of cellulosic material by cellulolytic enzyme compositions  

DOEpatents

The present invention relates to compositions comprising a GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and an organic compound comprising a carboxylic acid moiety, a lactone moiety, a phenolic moiety, a flavonoid moiety, or a combination thereof, wherein the combination of the GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and the organic compound enhances hydrolysis of a cellulosic material by a cellulolytic enzyme compared to the GH61 polypeptide alone or the organic compound alone. The present invention also relates to methods of using the compositions.

Quinlan, Jason; Xu, Feng; Sweeney, Matthew; Johansen, Katja Salomon

2014-09-30

73

Regulating continent growth and composition by chemical weathering  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continents ride high above the ocean floor because they are underlain by thick, low-density, Si-rich, and Mg-poor crust. However, the parental magmas of continents were basaltic, which means they must have lost Mg relative to Si during their maturation into continents. Igneous differentiation followed by lower crustal delamination and chemical weathering followed by subduction recycling are possible solutions, but the relative magnitudes of each process have never been quantitatively constrained because of the lack of appropriate data. Here, we show that the relative contributions of these processes can be obtained by simultaneous examination of Mg and Li (an analog for Mg) on the regional and global scales in arcs, delaminated lower crust, and river waters. At least 20% of Mg is lost from continents by weathering, which translates into >20% of continental mass lost by weathering (40% by delamination). Chemical weathering leaves behind a more Si-rich and Mg-poor crust, which is less dense and hence decreases the probability of crustal recycling by subduction. Net continental growth is thus modulated by chemical weathering and likely influenced by secular changes in weathering mechanisms. ?? 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Lee, C.-T.A.; Morton, D.M.; Little, M.G.; Kistler, R.; Horodyskyj, U.N.; Leeman, W.P.; Agranier, A.

2008-01-01

74

Fabrication of Composite Material Using Gettou Fiber by Injection Molding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the mechanical properties of composite using gettou (shell ginger) fiber as reinforcement fabricated from injection molding. Gettou fiber is a natural fiber made from gettou, a subtropical plant that is largely abundant in Okinawa, Japan. We used the stem part of gettou plant and made the gettou fiber by crushing the stem. The composite using gettou fiber contributed to low shrinkage ratio, high bending strength and high flexural modulus. The mechanical strength of composite using long gettou fiber showed higher value than composite using short gettou fiber. Next, because gettou is particularly known for its anti-mold characteristic, we investigated the characteristic in gettou plastic composite. The composite was tested against two molds: aspergillius niger and penicillium funiculosum. The 60% gettou fiber plastic composite was found to satisfy the JISZ2801 criterion. Finally, in order to predict the flexural modulus of composite using gettou fiber by Halpin-Tsai equation, the tensile elastic modulus of single gettou fiber was measured. The tendency of the experimental results of composite using gettou fiber was in good agreement with Halpin-Tsai equation.

Setsuda, Roy; Fukumoto, Isao; Kanda, Yasuyuki

75

Optimization model coupling both chemical compositions and high-temperature characteristics of sintering materials for sintering burden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We developed a mathematical optimization model coupling chemical compositions and high-temperature characteristics of sintering materials, targeting the best quality and lowest cost. The simplex algorithm was adopted to solve this model. Four kinds of imported iron ores, two kinds of Chinese iron ore concentrates, and two kinds of fluxes were selected to verify both the model and the algorithm. The results confirmed the possibility of considering both chemical compositions and high-temperature characteristics of iron ores in the optimization model. This model provides a technical roadmap to obtain a precise mathematical correlation between the lowest cost and the grade of iron in sinters based on the condition of given raw materials, which can provide a reference to adjust the grade of iron in the sintering process for enterprise.

Li, Ke-jiang; Zhang, Jian-liang; Liu, Zheng-jian; Su, Bu-xin; Kong, Ling-tan; Yang, Tian-jun

2014-03-01

76

Regulating continent growth and composition by chemical weathering  

PubMed Central

Continents ride high above the ocean floor because they are underlain by thick, low-density, Si-rich, and Mg-poor crust. However, the parental magmas of continents were basaltic, which means they must have lost Mg relative to Si during their maturation into continents. Igneous differentiation followed by lower crustal delamination and chemical weathering followed by subduction recycling are possible solutions, but the relative magnitudes of each process have never been quantitatively constrained because of the lack of appropriate data. Here, we show that the relative contributions of these processes can be obtained by simultaneous examination of Mg and Li (an analog for Mg) on the regional and global scales in arcs, delaminated lower crust, and river waters. At least 20% of Mg is lost from continents by weathering, which translates into >20% of continental mass lost by weathering (40% by delamination). Chemical weathering leaves behind a more Si-rich and Mg-poor crust, which is less dense and hence decreases the probability of crustal recycling by subduction. Net continental growth is thus modulated by chemical weathering and likely influenced by secular changes in weathering mechanisms. PMID:18362343

Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus; Morton, Douglas M.; Little, Mark G.; Kistler, Ronald; Horodyskyj, Ulyana N.; Leeman, William P.; Agranier, Arnaud

2008-01-01

77

Silica-Titania Composite Aerogel Photocatalysts by Chemical Liquid Deposition of Titania onto Nanoporous Silica Scaffolds.  

PubMed

Silica-titania composite aerogels were synthesized by chemical liquid deposition of titania onto nanoporous silica scaffolds. This novel deposition process was based on chemisorption of partially hydrolyzed titanium alkoxides from solution onto silica nanoparticle surfaces and subsequent hydrolysis and condensation to afford titania nanoparticles on the silica surface. The titania is homogeneously distributed in the silica-titania composite aerogels, and the titania content can be effectively controlled by regulating the deposition cycles. The resultant composite aerogel with 15 deposition cycles possessed a high specific surface area (SSA) of 425 m(2)/g, a small particle size of 5-14 nm, and a large pore volume and pore size of 2.41 cm(3)/g and 18.1 nm, respectively, after heat treatment at 600 °C and showed high photocatalytic activity in the photodegradation of methylene blue under UV-light irradiation. Its photocatalytic activity highly depends on the deposition cycles and heat treatment. The combination of small particle size, high SSA, and enhanced crystallinity after heat treatment at 600 °C contributes to the excellent photocatalytic property of the silica-titania composite aerogel. The higher SSAs compared to those of the reported titania aerogels (<200 m(2)/g at 600 °C) at high temperatures combined with the simple method makes the silica-titania aerogels promising candidates as photocatalysts. PMID:25664480

Zu, Guoqing; Shen, Jun; Wang, Wenqin; Zou, Liping; Lian, Ya; Zhang, Zhihua

2015-03-11

78

Chemical Composition by the APXS along the Downhill Traverse of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit at Gusev Crater  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit continues to determine the elemental composition of samples at Gusev Crater. Starting around sol 600 the rover descended Husband Hill, which is part of the Columbia Hills, visited the inner basin with a large dune field, called `El Dorado', and parked at `Low Ridge' to conserve energy during the martian winter. Many unique samples were discovered by the instruments onboard Spirit during her downhill traverse. Here, we report only on the chemical data obtained by the APXS. The compositions of some of the soil samples are comparable to the mean soil determined along the earlier traverse. However, a light-toned subsurface sample (disturbed by the rover wheels), called `Dead Sea Samra', showed the highest sulfur content of all soil samples, the lowest Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, and Zn, among the lowest Si and P, and among the highest Cr, Fe and Ni. Assuming ferric sulfate as a major mineral, large amounts of a pure silica phase must be present. Color and quantity of Dead Sea Samra resemble somewhat an earlier soil called `Paso Robles', though the latter is a mixture of sulfates with phosphate-rich soil. Manganese in Dead Sea Samra is so low that the Fe/Mn ratio exceeds 300, a value that has never been found previously on Mars (Fe/Mn ratio of 46 for Gusev basalts), indicating that only Fe3+ occurs. The dune field El Dorado contained granulated material that exhibited the highest Mg and Ni concentrations and the lowest S and Cl compared to all other soils implying an enrichment of olivine-rich sands. Two outcrops, called `Algonquin' and `Comanche', revealed compositions that differ significantly from those of earlier outcrops as they have the highest concentrations of Mg, Fe, and Ni (except for Ni in `Independence') and the lowest of Al, K (detection limit), Ca, and Ti of all brushed and almost all abraded rocks. Normative estimates assign them the highest olivine contents ever found for martian rocks and a very mafic nature based on their high Mg/(Mg+Fe) and low Al, Ca and Na. Their significantly high Ni contents point to a different source than the Gusev plains basalts. The elemental compositions of samples encountered during the downhill traverse revealed a larger chemical diversity of the Columbia Hills than the uphill trek already published.

Brueckner, J.; Dreibus, G.; Gellert, R.; Clark, B. C.; Cohen, B.; McCoy, T.; Ming, D. W.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Yen, A.; Team, A. S.

2006-12-01

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Chemical Composition by the APXS along the Downhill Traverse of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit at Gusev Crater  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit continues to determine the elemental composition of samples at Gusev Crater. Starting around sol 600 the rover descended Husband Hill, which is part of the Columbia Hills, visited the inner basin with a large dune field, called 'El Dorado', and parked at Low Ridge to conserve energy during the martian winter. Many unique samples were discovered by the instruments onboard Spirit during her downhill traverse. Here, we report only on the chemical data obtained by the APXS. The compositions of some of the soil samples are comparable to the mean soil determined along the earlier traverse. However, a light-toned subsurface sample (disturbed by the rover wheels), called Dead Sea Samra , showed the highest sulfur content of all soil samples, the lowest Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, and Zn, among the lowest Si and P, and among the highest Cr, Fe and Ni. Assuming ferric sulfate as a major mineral, large amounts of a pure silica phase must be present. Color and quantity of Dead Sea Samra resemble somewhat an earlier soil called Paso Robles , though the latter is a mixture of sulfates with phosphate-rich soil. Manganese in Dead Sea Samra is so low that the Fe/Mn ratio exceeds 300, a value that has never been found previously on Mars (Fe/Mn ratio of 46 for Gusev basalts), indicating that only Fe(3+) occurs. The dune field El Dorado contained granulated material that exhibited the highest Mg and Ni concentrations and the lowest S and Cl compared to all other soils implying an enrichment of olivine-rich sands. Two outcrops, called Algonquin and Comanche , revealed compositions that differ significantly from those of earlier outcrops as they have the highest concentrations of Mg, Fe, and Ni (except for Ni in Independence) and the lowest of Al, K (detection limit), Ca, and Ti of all brushed and almost all abraded rocks. Normative estimates assign them the highest olivine contents ever found for martian rocks and a very mafic nature based on their high Mg/(Mg+Fe) and low Al, Ca and Na. Their significantly high Ni contents point to a different source than the Gusev plains basalts. The elemental compositions of samples encountered during the downhill traverse revealed a larger chemical diversity of the Columbia Hills than the uphill trek already published.

Bruckner, J.; Dreibus, G.; Gellert, R.; Clark, B.C.; Cohen, B.; McCoy, T.; Ming, D.W.; Mittlefehldt, D.W.; Yen, A.; Athena Science Team

2006-01-01

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Numerical simulation of isothermal chemical vapor infiltration process in fabrication of carbon-carbon composites by finite element method  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical vapor infiltration process in fabrication of carbon-carbon composites is highly inefficient and requires long\\u000a processing time. These limitations add considerably to the cost of fabrication and restrict the application of this material.\\u000a Efforts have been made to study the CVI process in fabrication of carbon-carbon composites by computer simulation and predict\\u000a the process parameters, density, porosity, etc. According

Kezhi Li; Hejun Li; Kaiyu Jiang; Xianghui Hou

2000-01-01

81

Use of near infrared spectroscopy for estimating meat chemical composition, quality traits and fatty acid content from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.  

PubMed

This study tested the ability of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to predict meat chemical composition, quality traits and fatty acid (FA) composition from 63 steers fed sunflower or flaxseed in combination with high forage diets. NIRS calibrations, tested by cross-validation, were successful for predicting crude protein, moisture and fat content with coefficients of determination (R(2)) (RMSECV, g·100g(-1) wet matter) of 0.85 (0.48), 0.90 (0.60) and 0.86 (1.08), respectively, but were not reliable for meat quality attributes. This technology accurately predicted saturated, monounsaturated and branched FA and conjugated linoleic acid content (R(2): 0.83-0.97; RMSECV: 0.04-1.15mg·g(-1) tissue) and might be suitable for screening purposes in meat based on the content of FAs beneficial to human health such as rumenic and vaccenic acids. Further research applying NIRS to estimate meat quality attributes will require the use on-line of a fibre-optic probe on intact samples. PMID:24976561

Prieto, N; López-Campos, O; Aalhus, J L; Dugan, M E R; Juárez, M; Uttaro, B

2014-10-01

82

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The promise of filamentary composite materials, whose development may be considered as entering its second generation, continues to generate intense interest and applications activity. Fiber reinforced composite materials offer substantially improved performance and potentially lower costs for aerospace hardware. Much progress has been achieved since the initial developments in the mid 1960's. Rather limited applications to primary aircraft structure have been made, however, mainly in a material-substitution mode on military aircraft, except for a few experiments currently underway on large passenger airplanes in commercial operation. To fulfill the promise of composite materials completely requires a strong technology base. NASA and AFOSR recognize the present state of the art to be such that to fully exploit composites in sophisticated aerospace structures, the technology base must be improved. This, in turn, calls for expanding fundamental knowledge and the means by which it can be successfully applied in design and manufacture.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1982-01-01

83

Comparison of Chemical Composition of Complex Disinfection Byproduct (DBP) Mixtures Produced by Different Treatment Methods  

EPA Science Inventory

Analyses of the chemical composition of complex DBP mixtures, produced by different drinking water treatment processes, are essential to generate toxicity data required for assessing their risks to humans. For mixture risk assessments, whole mixture toxicology studies generally a...

84

Comparison of Chemical Composition of Complex Disinfection Byproduct (DBP) Mixtures Produced by Different Treatment Methods - slides  

EPA Science Inventory

Analyses of the chemical composition of complex DBP mixtures, produced by different drinking water treatment processes, are essential to generate toxicity data required for assessing their risks to humans. For mixture risk assessments, whole mixture toxicology studies generally a...

85

Chemometric Survey of Italian Bottled Mineral Waters by Means of their Labelled Physicochemical and Chemical Composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bottled mineral waters (132 samples) from 19 districts of Italy were characterized by means of the physico-chemical and chemical composition (30 parameters) reported on their label by using statistical analysis. Bottled waters showed a lack of homogeneity in the type of parameters reported in the label, the level of aluminium being reported by only five brands. The relationships among 12

Andrea Versari; Giuseppina Paola Parpinello; Sergio Galassi

2002-01-01

86

Effects of coal rank on the chemical composition and toxicological activity of coal liquefaction materials  

SciTech Connect

This report presents data from the chemical analysis and toxicological testing of coal liquefaction materials from the EDS and H-Coal processes operated using different ranks of coal. Samples of recycle solvent from the bottoms recycle mode of the EDS direct coal liquefaction process derived from bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coals were analyzed. In addition, the H-Coal heavy fuel oils derived from bituminous and sub-bituminous coals were analyzed. Chemical methods of analysis included adsoprtion column chromatography, high-resolution gas chromatography, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and low-voltage probe-inlet mass spectrometry. The toxicological activity of selected samples was evaluated using the standard microbial mutagenicity assay, an initiation/promotion assay for mouse-skin tumorigenicity, and a static bioassy with Daphnia magna for aquatic toxicity of the water-soluble fractions. 22 refs., 16 figs., 14 tabs.

Wright, C.W.; Dauble, D.D.

1986-05-01

87

Low-biodegradable composite chemical wastewater treatment by biofilm configured sequencing batch reactor (SBBR)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biofilm configured system with sequencing\\/periodic discontinuous batch mode operation was evaluated for the treatment of low-biodegradable composite chemical wastewater (low BOD\\/COD ratio ?0.3, high sulfate content: 1.75g\\/l) in aerobic metabolic function. Reactor was operated under anoxic–aerobic–anoxic microenvironment conditions with a total cycle period of 24h [fill: 15min; reaction: 23h (aeration along with recirculation); settle: 30min; decant: 15min] and the performance

S. Venkata Mohan; N. Chandrasekhara Rao; P. N. Sarma

2007-01-01

88

Material Removal By Chemical Mechanical Polishing-A Review  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polishing, the most expensive machining processes, in terms time and labor costs depending on the required surface finish, optic size, and amount of surface roughness from preceding machining operations. A material could remain on the polishing system for hours to days. Thus, attempting to understand the underlying mechanisms and basic science associated with the polishing process is crucial to, in turn, develop methods and procedures to reduce cost, trim schedule, and bolster performance. With an increased need for low surface roughness optics, as in x-ray and enhanced ultra-violet applications, it is imperative to understand the impacts of changing system variables. This paper reviews mechanism of chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP),to provide some interlinking data that can be used to many fundamental aspects of the CMP mechanism ,in turn can predict process responses, e.g., material removal rate, non-uniformity across the wafer, dielectric erosion and metal dishing. This review will provide a new platform for further investigation in CMP mechanism of material removal.

Sivanandini, M.; Dhami, S. S.; Pabla, B. S.

2012-10-01

89

Making ceramic- metal composite material by friction stir processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An innovative method to add ceramic particles in the metal matrix to make ceramic metal matrix composite was experimented and proved with alumina powder as particles and AE42 magnesium alloy as matrix. The alloy was subjected to friction stir processing and alumina particles were added through the processing tool. AE42 magnesium alloy has primary ?-Mg phase of 100-150 micron grain size and secondary phase of 10-50 micron size as precipitates. Al2RE, Al11RE3 and Al17Mg12 are main secondary phases in the form of precipitates. Alumina powder was selected with average particles size of 5 micron. For processing parameters of 300-400 rpm tool speed, 15-20 mm/minute traverse speed and a threaded pin geometry; composites with fine distribution of second phase precipitates and alumina particles in the matrix were observed. Mechanical and microstructural characterization revealed uniform properties in longitudinal and transverse directions. Composite material has superior mechanical properties than the magnesium alloy. Distribution of particles was up to the length of tool pin. Tool pin geometry, feed rate and volume percentage of alumina particles, processing speed and tool rpm on the effect of mechanical and micro-structural properties were analyzed in detail.

Govindaraju, M.; Balasubramanian, K.; Chakkingal, Uday; Prasad Rao, K.

2015-02-01

90

Computing Equilibrium Chemical Compositions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Chemical Equilibrium With Transport Properties, 1993 (CET93) computer program provides data on chemical-equilibrium compositions. Aids calculation of thermodynamic properties of chemical systems. Information essential in design and analysis of such equipment as compressors, turbines, nozzles, engines, shock tubes, heat exchangers, and chemical-processing equipment. CET93/PC is version of CET93 specifically designed to run within 640K memory limit of MS-DOS operating system. CET93/PC written in FORTRAN.

Mcbride, Bonnie J.; Gordon, Sanford

1995-01-01

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Water defluoridation by aluminium oxide-manganese oxide composite material.  

PubMed

In this study, aluminium oxide-manganese oxide (AOMO) composite material was synthesized, characterized, and tested for fluoride removal in batch experiments. AOMO was prepared from manganese(II) chloride and aluminium hydroxide. The surface area of AOMO was found to be 30.7m2/g and its specific density was determined as 2.78 g/cm3. Detailed investigation of the adsorbent by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and ion chromatography (for sulphate only) showed that it is composed of Al, Mn, SO4, and Na as major components and Fe, Si, Ca, and Mg as minor components. Thermogravimetric analysis was used to study the thermal behaviour of AOMO. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that the adsorbent is poorly crystalline. The point of zero charge was determined as 9.54. Batch experiments (by varying the proportion of MnO, adsorbent dose, contact time, initial F concentration, and raw water pH) showed that fluoride removal efficiency ofAOMO varied significantly with percentage of MnO with an optimum value of about I11% of manganese oxide in the adsorbent. The optimum dose of the adsorbent was 4 g/L which corresponds to the equilibrium adsorption capacity of 4.8 mg F-/g. Both the removal efficiency and adsorption capacity showed an increasing trend with an increase in initial fluoride concentration of the water. The pH for optimum fluoride removal was found to be in the range between 5 and 7. The adsorption data were analysed using the Freundlich, Langmuir, and Dubinirn-Radushkevich models. The minimum adsorption capacity obtained from the non-linear Freundlich isotherm model was 4.94 mg F-/g and the maximum capacity from the Langmuir isotherm method was 19.2mg F-/g. The experimental data of fluoride adsorption on AOMO fitted well to the Freundlich isotherm model. Kinetic studies showed that the adsorption is well described by a non-linear pseudo-second-order reaction model with an average rate constant of 3.1 x 10(-2) g/min mg. It is concluded that AOMO is a highly promising adsorbent for the removal of excess fluoride from drinking water. PMID:24956783

Alemu, Sheta; Mulugeta, Eyobel; Zewge, Feleke; Chandravanshi, Bhagwan Singh

2014-08-01

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Light energy transmission through composite influenced by material shades.  

PubMed

This study investigated the influence of different composite resin shades on light energy transmission through the composite, hardness and cross-link density (CLD). The composite Filtek Z250 was used in shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5 and A4. A quartz tungsten halogen light curing unit was used at an irradiance of 900 mW/cm(2). Thirty specimens were made for each shade. Light energy transmission that passed through the composite was calculated (n=10). Differences in Knoop hardness between the top and bottom (DKH) of the same specimen were calculated (n=10). The Knoop hardness value for each surface was recorded as the average of three indentations (KHN(1)). Thereafter, the specimens were soaked in absolute ethanol for 24hr at room temperature, and hardness was again determined (KHN(2)). The CLD was estimated by the softening effect produced by ethanol, i.e., by decrease in hardness. The percentage of decrease in KHN(2) compared with KHN(1) (PD) in the same specimen was then calculated for both surfaces (n=10). The data were submitted to an ANOVA in different tests (Light energy transmission, Knoop hardness and CLD). The irradiance of light that passed through composite shade A1 (408 mW/cm(2)) was statistically greater than that through shade A2 (376 mW/cm(2)), and was greater through A2 than A3 (359 mW/cm(2)) and through A3 than A3.5 (327 mW/cm(2)); A3.5 showed no statistical difference when compared to A4 (324 mW/cm(2)). The DKH of A4 (20.56%) was not statistically higher than that of A3.5 (20.14%), which was greater than that of A3 (14.08%), A2 (11.65%) and A1 (9.06%). There was no statistical difference in CLD. Darker shades had a significant influence on light energy transmission through dental resin composite and its hardness. However, CLD was not affected by darker dental composite shades. PMID:20179393

Guiraldo, Ricardo Danil; Consani, Simonides; Consani, Rafael Leonardo Xediek; Berger, Sandrine Bittencourt; Mendes, Wilson Batista; Sinhoreti, Mario Alexandre Coelho

2009-01-01

93

Silicon carbide whisker reinforced silicon carbide composites by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silicon carbide (SiC) whisker reinforced SiC ceramic matrix composites were prepared by chemical vapor infiltration. Microstructure and mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. The fracture toughness of the composites was improved to 5.65–7.21MPam1\\/2, and its flexural strength value was between 196MPa and 305MPa, depending on the relative density. The pullout of rough whisker, crack deflection and whisker bridging are

Yunfeng Hua; Litong Zhang; Laifei Cheng; Jing Wang

2006-01-01

94

[Studies on the changes in rice straw composition in relay treatment of chemical-microbial process by FTIR spectroscopy].  

PubMed

Direct burning of crop straw in the field has given or is giving rise to a serious pollution of atmosphere. The difficult decomposing of the crop straw by soil microorganisms is one of the reasons the crop straw is not popularly used in agriculture. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was used to study the changes in straw composition during the relay treatment of chemical-microbial process. The results showed that the method of FTIR spectra could indicate the changes in straw composition during the treatment processes. After the relay treatment of chemical-microbial process, the contents of cellulose, semi-cellulose, and silicon, and C/N ratio were decreased significantly, while the water soluble substances were increased, which was in accordance with the results of chemical analysis. The method to treat crop straw proposed in this paper could provide a practicable way in agricultural utilization of crop straw. PMID:15762520

Xu, Yong; Shen, Qi-rong; Zhong, Zeng-tao; Chen, Xiang-huai

2004-09-01

95

Physico-chemical and textural properties of Santra burfi as influenced by orange pulp content.  

PubMed

The burfi prepared with addition of orange pulp in sweetened khoa is popularly known as Santra burfi in Maharashtra and it has great commercial potential owing to its typical taste. The present investigation was carried out with a view to generate technological data, which is requisite in product standardization and mechanization. The santra burfi was prepared by varying the rates of orange pulp addition and was tested for various textural properties such as hardness, cohesiveness, gumminess, chewiness, adhesiveness and springiness with TA-XT2i Texture Analyzer using two-bite compression. The data of product composition and quantified properties were analyzed using correlation and regression techniques. The hardness was found to have positive correlation with proteins, fat and ash content while the moisture and level of orange pulp had negative correlation. Similar trends were observed for springiness, gumminess, chewiness and cohesiveness with the exception of ash. On the contrary, the mean adhesiveness showed negative correlation with protein, fat and ash content and shown positive correlation with moisture content and level of orange pulp. The regression equations were also fitted for explaining the interrelationships between the textural properties as functions of product composition. PMID:25694733

Wasnik, P G; Nikam, P B; Dhotre, A V; Waseem, M; Khodwe, N M; Meshram, B D

2015-02-01

96

Permeation of glove materials by physiologically harmful chemicals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The breakthrough times and permeation rates of 1,4-dichloro-2-butene, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene for eleven commercially available gloves were determined. Four methods of determining the breakthrough time and permeation rate were evaluated. A wide variation in the glove material thickness and protection time was found showing that the adequate protection time can only be determined by testing the proposed glove

JOHN R. WILLIAMS

1979-01-01

97

Chemical recycling of scrap composites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are no well-developed technologies for recycling composite materials other than grinding to produce fillers. New approaches are needed to reclaim these valuable resources. Chemical or tertiary recycling, conversion of polymers into low molecular weight hydrocarbons for reuse as chemicals or fuels, is emerging as the most practical means for obtaining value from waste plastics and composites. Adherent Technologies is exploring a low-temperature catalytic process for recycling plastics and composites. Laboratory results show that all types of plastics, thermosets as well as thermoplastics, can be converted in high yields to valuable hydrocarbon products. This novel catalytic process runs at 200 C, conversion times are rapid, the process is closed and, thus, nonpolluting, and no highly toxic gas or liquid products have been observed so no negative environmental impact will result from its implementation. Tests on reclamation of composite materials show that epoxy, imide, and engineering thermoplastic matrices can be converted to low molecular weight hydrocarbons leaving behind the reinforcing fibers for reuse as composite reinforcements in secondary, lower-performance applications. Chemical recycling is also a means to dispose of sensitive or classified organic materials without incineration and provides a means to eliminate or reduce mixed hazardous wastes containing organic materials.

Allred, Ronald E.; Salas, Richard M.

1994-01-01

98

27 CFR 19.326 - Spirits content of chemicals produced.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Spirits content of chemicals produced. 19.326 Section 19.326...DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Production Chemical By-Products § 19.326 Spirits content of chemicals produced. All chemicals...

2010-04-01

99

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Transverse properties of fiber constituents in composites, fatigue in composite materials, matrix dominated properties of high performance composites, numerical investigation of moisture effects, numerical investigation of the micromechanics of composite fracture, advanced analysis methods, compact lug design, and the RP-1 and RP-2 sailplanes projects are discussed.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1983-01-01

100

Development of composite materials by mechanochemical treatment of post-consumer plastic waste.  

PubMed

Improvement of mechanical properties of recycled mixed plastic waste is one of the fundamental goals in any recycling process. However, polymer immiscibility makes the development of any effective reprocessing method difficult. In this work, a polymer milling process with liquid CO2 was applied to polymeric mixed waste, obtaining a powder material which was successfully utilized as a matrix for a new composite material. Developed materials have interesting mechanical properties and material performance can easily be improved. Investigations on selected mixtures of PP and PE clearly showed evidence of chemical compatibilization. PMID:12423054

Cavalieri, F; Padella, F

2002-01-01

101

Cynara cardunculus L.: chemical composition and soda-anthraquinone cooking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents results about the determination of chemical composition of a new annual plant (Cynara cardunculus L. or Cardoon in English) growing in Portugal at experimental scale. Two raw materials were studied. The first one concerns over mature crops collected in 1996, whereas the second one was collected at the right time in 1997. The Klason lignin content of

A. Antunes; E. Amaral; M. N. Belgacem

2000-01-01

102

Graphene-based composite materials.  

PubMed

Graphene sheets--one-atom-thick two-dimensional layers of sp2-bonded carbon--are predicted to have a range of unusual properties. Their thermal conductivity and mechanical stiffness may rival the remarkable in-plane values for graphite (approximately 3,000 W m(-1) K(-1) and 1,060 GPa, respectively); their fracture strength should be comparable to that of carbon nanotubes for similar types of defects; and recent studies have shown that individual graphene sheets have extraordinary electronic transport properties. One possible route to harnessing these properties for applications would be to incorporate graphene sheets in a composite material. The manufacturing of such composites requires not only that graphene sheets be produced on a sufficient scale but that they also be incorporated, and homogeneously distributed, into various matrices. Graphite, inexpensive and available in large quantity, unfortunately does not readily exfoliate to yield individual graphene sheets. Here we present a general approach for the preparation of graphene-polymer composites via complete exfoliation of graphite and molecular-level dispersion of individual, chemically modified graphene sheets within polymer hosts. A polystyrene-graphene composite formed by this route exhibits a percolation threshold of approximately 0.1 volume per cent for room-temperature electrical conductivity, the lowest reported value for any carbon-based composite except for those involving carbon nanotubes; at only 1 volume per cent, this composite has a conductivity of approximately 0.1 S m(-1), sufficient for many electrical applications. Our bottom-up chemical approach of tuning the graphene sheet properties provides a path to a broad new class of graphene-based materials and their use in a variety of applications. PMID:16855586

Stankovich, Sasha; Dikin, Dmitriy A; Dommett, Geoffrey H B; Kohlhaas, Kevin M; Zimney, Eric J; Stach, Eric A; Piner, Richard D; Nguyen, SonBinh T; Ruoff, Rodney S

2006-07-20

103

Optimisation of chemical composition of high speed steel with high vanadium content for abrasive wear using an artificial neural network  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wear weight loss were measured by pin-disk abrasive wear machine after high speed steels with V=5–10% and C=1.66–3.3% were quenched at 1050°C, and tempered at 550°C. By the use of back propagation (BP) network, the non-linear relationship between the wear weight losses (W) and carbon contents, vanadium contents (C, V) has been established on the base of dealing with

Xu Liujie; Xing Jiandong; Wei Shizhong; Zhang Yongzhen; Long Rui

2007-01-01

104

Tough Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Papers and working group summaries are presented which address composite material behavior and performance improvement. Topic areas include composite fracture toughness and impact characterization, constituent properties and interrelationships, and matrix synthesis and characterization.

Vosteen, L. F. (compiler); Johnson, N. J. (compiler); Teichman, L. A. (compiler)

1984-01-01

105

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology utilization of fiber reinforced composite materials is discussed in the areas of physical properties, and life prediction. Programs related to the Composite Aircraft Program are described in detail.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1979-01-01

106

Improved chemical composition separation of ethylene-propylene random copolymers by high-temperature solvent gradient interaction chromatography.  

PubMed

High-temperature solvent gradient interaction chromatography (HT-SGIC) is a fast and efficient fractionation technique for the chemical composition analysis of olefin copolymers. The separation of ethylene-propylene random copolymers (EPRs) was achieved on a graphitic stationary phase, Hypercarb, at 160 °C by using linear solvent gradient elution from 1-decanol to 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (TCB). In the present work, the solvent gradient profile was modified to improve the chromatographic separation of EPRs. With the aim to obtain a better resolution in separation, a slow increase in the volume fraction of TCB was applied. This allowed for a relatively large retention region for linear polyethylene (PE) chains on the column; thereby, a broader elution volume zone between the start of the gradient and the PE elution was achieved. The efficiency of this new gradient profile was demonstrated by analysing two fully amorphous EPR samples. Clear differences in the chemical composition of these EPR samples with similar ethylene contents have been proven by using this modified solvent gradient. The comprehensive chemical composition and microstructure analysis of the SGIC-separated fractions by FTIR revealed that ethylene/propylene (EP) copolymer chains were eluted according to their ethylene/propylene contents and E or P sequence lengths, even though they are distributed in a random manner. These results showed that the solvent composition is an important factor to affect the interactive adsorption or desorption behaviour of EP chains on Hypercarb. In this way, for the first time, the determination of the complex composition and chain structure of EPR samples was achieved within short analysis time, which is not possible till now using other fractionation techniques reported. PMID:23907688

Cheruthazhekatt, Sadiqali; Pasch, Harald

2013-10-01

107

Nano-composite materials  

DOEpatents

Nano-composite materials are disclosed. An exemplary method of producing a nano-composite material may comprise co-sputtering a transition metal and a refractory metal in a reactive atmosphere. The method may also comprise co-depositing a transition metal and a refractory metal composite structure on a substrate. The method may further comprise thermally annealing the deposited transition metal and refractory metal composite structure in a reactive atmosphere.

Lee, Se-Hee; Tracy, C. Edwin; Pitts, J. Roland

2010-05-25

108

Predicting the chemical composition and structure of Aspergillus nidulans hyphal wall surface by atomic force microscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In fungi, cell wall plays an important role in growth and development. Major macromolecular constituents of the aspergilli\\u000a cell wall are glucan, chitin, and protein. We examined the chemical composition and structure of the Aspergillus nidulans hyphal wall surface by an atomic force microscope (AFM). To determine the composition of the cell wall surface, the adhesion\\u000a forces of commercially available

Hyun-uk Lee; Jong Bae Park; Haeseong Lee; Keon-Sang Chae; Dong-Min Han; Kwang-Yeop Jahng

2010-01-01

109

Determination of isoflavone content in soy, red clover, and kudzu dietary supplement materials by liquid chromatography-particle beam/electron ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

Increased consumption of dietary supplements brings about important requirements of analytical methods to allow accurate and precise measurements of the chemical composition of these botanical materials. Presented here is the isoflavone content in proposed National Institute of Standards and Technology standard reference materials (SRMs) determined by LC-particle beam/electron ionization MS. Botanical materials (soy, red clover, and kudzu) are characterized for the content of a suite of five isoflavones (puerarin, daidzein, genistein, formononetin, and biochanin A). These compounds are of interest due to correlations with certain health benefits. An RP chromatographic separation was first optimized using UV-Vis spectrophotometric detection. The LC output was then introduced to an electron ionization source using a particle beam interface on an Extrel Benchmark MS system. The separation was carried out using a commercial C18 column and a linear gradient using water and methanol (both containing 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid as mobile phases A and B, at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min over 40 min. LOD values for the isoflavones were determined to be at the ng level. Quantitation was performed using an internal standard (IS) approach with 7-hydroxy-4-chromone as the IS compound. The levels of isoflavones in the botanical products were determined for the proposed SRMs. PMID:24282927

Burdette, Carolyn Q; Marcus, R Kenneth

2013-01-01

110

Preliminary validation of handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometry: distinguishing osseous and dental tissue from nonbone material of similar chemical composition.  

PubMed

One of the tasks of a forensic anthropologist is to sort human bone fragments from other materials, which can be difficult when dealing with highly fragmented and taphonomically modified material. The purpose of this research is to develop a method using handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) spectrometry to distinguish human and nonhuman bone/teeth from nonbone materials of similar chemical composition using multivariate statistical analyses. The sample materials were derived primarily from previous studies: human bone and teeth, nonhuman bone, nonbiological materials, nonbone biological materials, and taphonomically modified materials. The testing included two phases, testing both the reliability of the instrument and the accuracy of the technique. The results indicate that osseous and dental tissue can be distinguished from nonbone material of similar chemical composition with a high degree of accuracy (94%). While it was not possible to discriminate rock apatite and synthetic hydroxyapatite from bone/teeth, this technique successfully discriminated ivory and octocoral. PMID:25620077

Zimmerman, Heather A; Schultz, John J; Sigman, Michael E

2015-03-01

111

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A multifaceted program is described in which aeronautical, mechanical, and materials engineers interact to develop composite aircraft structures. Topics covered include: (1) the design of an advanced composite elevator and a proposed spar and rib assembly; (2) optimizing fiber orientation in the vicinity of heavily loaded joints; (3) failure mechanisms and delamination; (4) the construction of an ultralight sailplane; (5) computer-aided design; finite element analysis programs, preprocessor development, and array preprocessor for SPAR; (6) advanced analysis methods for composite structures; (7) ultrasonic nondestructive testing; (8) physical properties of epoxy resins and composites; (9) fatigue in composite materials, and (10) transverse thermal expansion of carbon/epoxy composites.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1979-01-01

112

Composite ion exchange materials  

SciTech Connect

Composite ion exchange materials can be formed by sorbing ion exchange polymers on inert, high surface area substrates. In general, the flux of ions and molecules through these composites, as measured electrochemically, increases as the ratio of the surface area of the substrate increases relative to the volume of the ion exchanger. This suggests that fields and gradients established at the interface between the ion exchanger and substrate are important in determining the transport characteristics of the composites. Here, the authors will focus on composites formed with a cation exchange polymer, Nafion, and two different types of microbeads: polystyrene microspheres and polystyrene coated magnetic microbeads. For the polystyrene microbeads, scanning electron micrographs suggest the beads cluster in a self-similar manner, independent of the bead diameter. Flux of Ru(NH3)63+ through the composites was studied as a function of bead fraction, bead radii, and fixed surface area with mixed bead sizes. Flux was well modeled by surface diffusion along a fractal interface. Magnetic composites were formed with columns of magnetic microbeads normal to the electrode surface. Flux of Ru(NH3)63+ through these composites increased exponentially with bead fraction. For electrolyses, the difference in the molar magnetic susceptibility of the products and reactants, Dcm, tends to be non-zero. For seven redox reactions, the ratio of the flux through the magnetic composites to the flux through a Nafion film increases monotonically with {vert_bar}Dcm{vert_bar}, with enhancements as large as thirty-fold. For reversible species, the electrolysis potential through the magnetic composites is 35 mV positive of that for the Nafion films.

Amarasinghe, S.; Zook, L.; Leddy, J. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)

1994-12-31

113

Chemical Composition of Martian Rocks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In situ analyses of martian surface rocks (and soils) provided data about the chemical composition of several landing sites. One of the used techniques is the alpha-induced x-ray emission applied by the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) onboard the current Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Spirit and Opportunity and onboard the preceding Mars Pathfinder Rover Sojourner (MPF Mission). These measurements encompass the determination of major, minor, and (for the MER APXS) trace elements, such as Ni, Zn, and Br, as well as Cu, Pb, Sr, Y, Ga, and Ge. The obtained data indicate a remarkable compositional difference between the rocks at the different landing sites, whereas most soils including those measured by the Viking landers are chemically similar. Initially, the only chemical data of Mars were obtained by the study of a class of meteorites that turned out to be martian, which was furthermore confirmed by the discovery of a rock (by rover Opportunity) that is chemically related to those meteorites. The rocks at the Pathfinder landing site turned out to be richer in Si and K than the martian meteorites and all rocks encountered at the MER sites. At Gusev crater (the first MER landing site), two geological regions were encountered along the rover Spirit's traverse: the plains and the hills. Rocks in the plains resemble primitive basalts, while rocks located in the Columbia Hills revealed different types. Several rock classes could be cataloged based on their chemical composition. Most of the hills rocks are significantly weathered and enriched in mobile elements, such as P, Zn, S, Cl, and Br. On the other hand, a suite of ultramafic rocks was discovered for the first time on Mars. The rocks at Meridiani Planum (the second MER landing site) are salt-rich siliciclastic sediments. All rocks showed much higher S contents than the soils. High concentrations of Cl and Br were also discovered at various samples. Huge quantities of spherules were found on top of soils and outcrops along the rover's traverse. APXS measurements revealed that these spherules contain high amounts of iron that is mainly present as the mineral hematite (determined by Mössbauer spectrometry). The formation of hematite is typically, but not exclusively, an indicator for aqueous activities under oxidizing conditions. The in situ measurements at both MER landing sites point to a variety of sedimentary processes and various types of alteration processes; hence, they show clear evidence of ancient aqueous environments that discontinued long time, ago. The combination of in situ measurements and element correlations obtained by the martian meteorites implies an ancient basaltic crust with high abundances of incompatible elements (K, Rb, Nd, U, and Th) and volatile elements (S, Cl). Compared to the Earth's mantle, the martian mantle contains about twice as much Fe, is richer in moderately volatile elements like K, and has a much higher abundance of phosphorus. In conjunction with chemical data obtained from orbit, such as gamma-ray spectrometry carried out by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, a global estimation of the composition of the martian surface is obtained and, furthermore, crustal composition can be derived.

Brueckner, J.

2007-05-01

114

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Progress is reported in studies of constituent materials composite materials, generic structural elements, processing science technology, and maintaining long-term structural integrity. Topics discussed include: mechanical properties of high performance carbon fibers; fatigue in composite materials; experimental and theoretical studies of moisture and temperature effects on the mechanical properties of graphite-epoxy laminates and neat resins; numerical investigations of the micromechanics of composite fracture; delamination failures of composite laminates; effect of notch size on composite laminates; improved beam theory for anisotropic materials; variation of resin properties through the thickness of cured samples; numerical analysis composite processing; heat treatment of metal matrix composites, and the RP-1 and RP2 gliders of the sailplane project.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1984-01-01

115

Air-gap sacrificial materials by initiated chemical vapor deposition  

E-print Network

P(neopentyl methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) copolymer, abbreviated as P(npMAco-EGDA), was selected as the potential air-gap sacrificial material among possible combination of twenty monomers and four ...

Lee, Long Hua

2007-01-01

116

Effect of Sericin on Mechanical Behavior of Composite Material Reinforced by Silk Woven Fabric  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent, attention has been given to shift from glass fibers and carbon fibers to natural fibers for FRP composites for the goal of protecting the environment. This paper concerned with the application of silk fabric for composite materials. Polypropylene (PP) was used for the matrix material and the silk fabric composites were molded using a compression molding method. Especially, the effect of sericin on mechanical behaviors of composite materials was discussed. Good adhesion between silk and PP was obtained by removing the sericin existing around the fibroin. The tensile modulus of composite decreased with decreasing the sericin because of the flexibility of silk fibers without sericin. In particular, the higher Izod impact value was obtained for the composites containing the silk fibers without sericin.

Kimura, Teruo; Ino, Haruhiro; Hanada, Koji; Katori, Sigetaka

117

Origin and Bulk Chemical Composition of Mercury  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The planet Mercury is remarkable because its mean uncompressed density ~5.3 g/cc implies a metal content of ~67% by mass. This is more than twice the ~32% metal contents of each of Venus and Earth. This factor coupled with other marked chemical and isotopic differences between the four terrestrial planets points to the conclusion that each planet received the overwhelming majority of its mass from narrow compositionally-distinct annuli of material around the Sun (Drake & Righter 2002 Nature 416 43; Taylor & Scott 2001 in URL below). This situation finds an explanation within the Modern Laplacian theory of Solar system origin (Prentice 2001 Earth Moon & Planets 87 11 URL: www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/mercury01). Here the planets condensed from a concentric family of circular gas rings shed by the proto-Solar cloud. The temperatures and mean orbit pressures of the gas rings scale with heliocentric distance r as T ~ 1/r0.9 and p ~ 1/r4.0 respectively. At the orbit of Mercury T = 1640 K p = 0.16 bar and the 3 primary equilibrium condensates are Fe-Ni-Cr-Co-V (67.0%) gehlenite (26.1%) and spinel (4.1%). A simple 2-zone structural model of Mercury based on this mix has mean density 5.43 g/cc and axial moment-of-inertia coefficent 0.325

Prentice, Andrew J.; Jontof-Hutter, Daniel

118

Densification of unidirectional carbon–carbon composites by isothermal chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research was to investigate the densification of cylindrical unidirectional C–C composites by isothermal chemical vapor infiltration. Several different preforms with different fiber volume fractions were prepared, and it was found that the preforms with the lower fiber volume fraction have a more rapid rate of densification and the final density is higher. The problem of infiltrating

He-Jun Li; Xiang-Hui Hou; Yi-Xi Chen

2000-01-01

119

Surface structure, composition, and polarity of indium nitride grown by high-pressure chemical vapor deposition  

E-print Network

Surface structure, composition, and polarity of indium nitride grown by high-pressure chemical of the surface was observed, N-polarity indium nitride is indicated. © 2006 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2187513 Research on the growth and characterization of indium nitride InN has increased

Dietz, Nikolaus

120

Prediction of chemical contaminants and food compositions by near infrared spectroscopy  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Prediction of Food Adulteration by Infrared Spectroscopy H. Zhuang Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit, ARS-USDA, 950 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30605 Food adulteration, including both chemical contamination and composition alternation, has been one of major quality and/or safety c...

121

Energy absorption and exposure buildup factors for some polymers and tissue substitute materials: photon energy, penetration depth and chemical composition dependence.  

PubMed

The gamma ray energy absorption and exposure buildup factors have been calculated by using the five parameter geometric progression (GP) fitting formula for some polymers and tissue substitute materials in the energy region 0.015-15 MeV up to a penetration depth of 40 mean free paths. From the results, it is worth noting that significant variations occur in gamma ray buildup factors for the given polymers and tissue substitute materials depending on photon energy, penetration depth and chemical composition of the materials. Also, it was observed that there are significant variations between energy absorption (EABF) and exposure (EBF) buildup factors which may be due to the variations in chemical composition of the materials used. Finally, it is expected that the presented buildup factor data may be helpful in (a) estimating the effective dose to be given to patients in radiation therapy and diagnostics, hence allowing corrections to be made to the intensity of radiation, as it is somewhat problematic to evaluate the real absorbed dose in critical organs due to the probability of photon buildup somewhere inside the medium; (b) estimating the health hazards arising from the exposure of the human body to radiation, thus it will be helpful in controlling the exposure of the human body to radiation. PMID:21346285

Kurudirek, Murat; Özdemir, Yüksel

2011-03-01

122

http://jtc.sagepub.com Composite Materials  

E-print Network

http://jtc.sagepub.com Composite Materials Journal of Thermoplastic DOI: 10 Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Wood Flour/Talc-filled Polylactic http://jtc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/3/209 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http

123

[Study on the chemical compositions of VOCs emitted by cooking oils based on GC-MS].  

PubMed

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are key precursors of ozone and secondary organic aerosols in air, and the differences in the compositions of VOCs lead to their different contribution to atmospheric reaction. Cooking oil fume is one of the important sources of atmospheric VOCs, and its chemical compositions are distinct under different conditions of oil types, food types, cooking methods and heating temperatures etc. In this study, the production of cooking oil fume was simulated by heating typical pure vegetable oils (peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, olive oil and blend oil) at different temperatures in beakers to investigate the chemical compositions of VOCs. The emitted VOCs were sampled with a Tenax adsorption tube and analyzed using GC-MS after thermal desorption. According to spectral library search and map analysis, using area normalized semi-quantitative method, preliminary qualitative and quantitative tests were conducted for the specific components of VOCs under different conditions. PMID:24640897

He, Wan-Qing; Nie, Lei; Tian, Gang; Li, Jing; Shao, Xia; Wang, Min-Yan

2013-12-01

124

COMPOSITE MATERIALS PRODUCED BY PARTICLE-BONDING WITH GLIADIN AS A GLUE  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In our previous report, we introduced a new methodology for the production of biodegradable polymer composites that will potentially replace existing petroleum-based polymers. Unlike conventional techniques that produce polymer composites by mixing the component materials in the extruder at high te...

125

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A decade long program to develop critical advanced composite technology in the areas of physical properties, structural concept and analysis, manufacturing, reliability, and life predictions is reviewed. Specific goals are discussed. The status of the chemical vapor deposition effects on carbon fiber properties; inelastic deformation of metal matrix laminates; fatigue damage in fibrous MMC laminates; delamination fracture toughness in thermoplastic matrix composites; and numerical analysis of composite micromechanical behavior are presented.

Loewy, Robert G.; Wiberley, Stephen E.

1988-01-01

126

Hydroxyapatite-calcium carbonate ceramic composite materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydroxyapatite\\/calcium carbonate (CC) composite powders containing up to 50 wt % CO32?, have been prepared via precipitation from aqueous solutions. According to chemical analysis data, the CO32? content of the powders coincides with the intended one over the entire composition range studied. With increasing CO32? content, the specific surface area of the powders decreases because of the formation and growth

M. A. Gol’dberg; V. V. Smirnov; S. V. Kutsev; T. V. Shibaeva; L. I. Shvorneva; N. S. Sergeeva; I. K. Sviridova; S. M. Barinov

2010-01-01

127

Combinatorial synthesis of inorganic or composite materials  

DOEpatents

Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials or, alternatively, allowing the components to interact to form at least two different materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, nonbiological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc. Once prepared, these materials can be screened for useful properties including, for example, electrical, thermal, mechanical, morphological, optical, magnetic, chemical, or other properties. Thus, the present invention provides methods for the parallel synthesis and analysis of novel materials having useful properties.

Goldwasser, Isy (Palo Alto, CA); Ross, Debra A. (Mountain Ranch, CA); Schultz, Peter G. (La Jolla, CA); Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Danville, CA); Briceno, Gabriel (Baldwin Park, CA); Sun, Xian-Dong (Fremont, CA); Wang, Kai-An (Cupertino, CA)

2010-08-03

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40 CFR Table Z-1 to Subpart Z of... - Default Chemical Composition of Phosphate Rock by Origin  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

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40 CFR Table Z-1 to Subpart Z of... - Default Chemical Composition of Phosphate Rock by Origin  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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40 CFR Table Z-1 to Subpart Z of... - Default Chemical Composition of Phosphate Rock by Origin  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

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40 CFR Table Z-1 to Subpart Z of... - Default Chemical Composition of Phosphate Rock by Origin  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

132

Chemical composition, fatty acid content and antioxidant potential of meat from goats supplemented with Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves, sunflower cake and grass hay.  

PubMed

The present study determined the chemical composition, fatty acid (FA) content and antioxidant capacity of meat from goats supplemented with Moringa oleifera leaves (MOL) or sunflower cake (SC) or grass hay (GH). The meat from goat supplemented with MOL had higher concentrations of total phenolic content (10.62±0.27 mg tannic acid equivalent E/g). The MOL significantly scavenged 2,2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic-acid (ABTS) radical to 93.51±0.19% (93.51±0.19%) and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical to 58.95±0.3% than other supplements. The antioxidative effect of MOL supplemented meat on catalase (CAT), reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and lipid oxidation (LO) was significantly (P<0.05) higher than other meat from goat feed on grass hay or those supplemented with sunflower seed cake. The present study indicated that the anti-oxidative potential of MOL may play a role in improving meat quality (chemical composition, colour and lipid stability). PMID:23273450

Qwele, K; Hugo, A; Oyedemi, S O; Moyo, B; Masika, P J; Muchenje, V

2013-03-01

133

Composite Structural Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development and application of filamentary composite materials, is considered. Such interest is based on the possibility of using relatively brittle materials with high modulus, high strength, but low density in composites with good durability and high tolerance to damage. Fiber reinforced composite materials of this kind offer substantially improved performance and potentially lower costs for aerospace hardware. Much progress has been made since the initial developments in the mid 1960's. There were only limited applied to the primary structure of operational vehicles, mainly as aircrafts.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberly, S. E.

1984-01-01

134

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Overall emphasis is on basic long-term research in the following categories: constituent materials, composite materials, generic structural elements, processing science technology; and maintaining long-term structural integrity. Research in basic composition, characteristics, and processing science of composite materials and their constituents is balanced against the mechanics, conceptual design, fabrication, and testing of generic structural elements typical of aerospace vehicles so as to encourage the discovery of unusual solutions to present and future problems. Detailed descriptions of the progress achieved in the various component parts of this comprehensive program are presented.

Loewy, R.; Wiberley, S. E.

1986-01-01

135

Electrically conductive composite material  

DOEpatents

An electrically conductive composite material is disclosed which comprises a conductive open-celled, low density, microcellular carbon foam filled with a non-conductive polymer or resin. The composite material is prepared in a two-step process consisting of first preparing the microcellular carbon foam from a carbonizable polymer or copolymer using a phase separation process, then filling the carbon foam with the desired non-conductive polymer or resin. The electrically conductive composites of the present invention has a uniform and consistant pattern of filler distribution, and as a result is superior over prior art materials when used in battery components, electrodes, and the like.

Clough, Roger L. (Albuquerque, NM); Sylwester, Alan P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01

136

Electrically conductive composite material  

DOEpatents

An electrically conductive composite material is disclosed which comprises a conductive open-celled, low density, microcellular carbon foam filled with a non-conductive polymer or resin. The composite material is prepared in a two-step process consisting of first preparing the microcellular carbon foam from a carbonizable polymer or copolymer using a phase separation process, then filling the carbon foam with the desired non-conductive polymer or resin. The electrically conductive composites of the present invention has a uniform and consistent pattern of filler distribution, and as a result is superior over prior art materials when used in battery components, electrodes, and the like. 2 figs.

Clough, R.L.; Sylwester, A.P.

1989-05-23

137

Metallic layered composite materials produced by explosion welding: Structure, properties, and structure of the transition zone  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structure, morphology, and microhardness of the transition zone in multilayer metallic composite joints are studied, and the cohesion strength of the plates to be joined, the mechanical properties of the formed composite materials, and fracture surfaces are analyzed. The materials to be joined are plates (0.1-1 mm thick) made of D16 aluminum alloy, high-strength maraging ZI90-VI (03Kh12N9K4M2YuT) steel, BrB2 beryllium bronze, and OT4-1 titanium alloy. Composite materials made of different materials are shown to be produced by explosion welding. The dependence of the interface shape (smooth or wavelike) on the physicomechanical properties of the materials to be joined is found. The formation of a wavelike interface is shown to result in the formation of intense-mixing regions in transition zones. Possible mechanisms of layer adhesion are discussed.

Mal'tseva, L. A.; Tyushlyaeva, D. S.; Mal'tseva, T. V.; Pastukhov, M. V.; Lozhkin, N. N.; Inyakin, D. V.; Marshuk, L. A.

2014-10-01

138

Process for the preparation of fiber-reinforced ceramic composites by chemical vapor deposition  

DOEpatents

A chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process for preparing fiber-reinforced ceramic composites. A specially designed apparatus provides a steep thermal gradient across the thickness of a fibrous preform. A flow of gaseous ceramic matrix material is directed into the fibrous preform at the cold surface. The deposition of the matrix occurs progressively from the hot surface of the fibrous preform toward the cold surface. Such deposition prevents the surface of the fibrous preform from becoming plugged. As a result thereof, the flow of reactant matrix gases into the uninfiltrated (undeposited) portion of the fibrous preform occurs throughout the deposition process. The progressive and continuous deposition of ceramic matrix within the fibrous preform provides for a significant reduction in process time over known chemical vapor deposition processes.

Lackey, Jr., Walter J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Caputo, Anthony J. (Knoxville, TN)

1986-01-01

139

Investigation of the chemical composition-antibacterial activity relationship of essential oils by chemometric methods.  

PubMed

The antibacterial effects of Thymus vulgaris (Lamiaceae), Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae), and Calamintha nepeta (Lamiaceae) Savi subsp. nepeta var. subisodonda (Borb.) Hayek essential oils on five different bacteria were estimated. Laboratory control strain and clinical isolates from different pathogenic media were researched by broth microdilution method, with an emphasis on a chemical composition-antibacterial activity relationship. The main constituents of thyme oil were thymol (59.95%) and p-cymene (18.34%). Linalool acetate (38.23%) and ?-linalool (35.01%) were main compounds in lavender oil. C. nepeta essential oil was characterized by a high percentage of piperitone oxide (59.07%) and limonene (9.05%). Essential oils have been found to have antimicrobial activity against all tested microorganisms. Classification and comparison of essential oils on the basis of their chemical composition and antibacterial activity were made by utilization of appropriate chemometric methods. The chemical principal component analysis (PCA) and hierachical cluster analysis (HCA) separated essential oils into two groups and two sub-groups. Thyme essential oil forms separate chemical HCA group and exhibits highest antibacterial activity, similar to tetracycline. Essential oils of lavender and C. nepeta in the same chemical HCA group were classified in different groups, within antibacterial PCA and HCA analyses. Lavender oil exhibits higher antibacterial ability in comparison with C. nepeta essential oil, probably based on the concept of synergistic activity of essential oil components. PMID:22389175

Miladinovi?, Dragoljub L; Ili?, Budimir S; Mihajilov-Krstev, Tatjana M; Nikoli?, Nikola D; Miladinovi?, Ljiljana C; Cvetkovi?, Olga G

2012-05-01

140

Metal-nanocluster composites made by ion implantation: A novel third-order nonlinear material  

SciTech Connect

We describe our recent studies of metal-insulator nanocluster composites made by ion implantation in such substrates as glass and sapphire. The metal clusters have diameters ranging from 3 to 30 nm. The composites exhibit an electronic nonlinear optical response which is fast on the picosecond time scale. In addition to possibilities for technological application, these materials also offer a way of studying unusual properties of composite materials, such as the quantum confinement of conduction-band electrons and the transverse relaxation time T{sub 2} as a function of cluster size.

Haglund, R.F. Jr.; Yang, L.; Magruder, R.H. III; Becker, K.; Wittig, J.E. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); White, C.W.; Zhur, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Yang, L.; Dorsinville, R.; Alfano, R.R. [City Univ. of New York, NY (United States)

1993-03-01

141

Metal-nanocluster composites made by ion implantation: A novel third-order nonlinear material  

SciTech Connect

We describe our recent studies of metal-insulator nanocluster composites made by ion implantation in such substrates as glass and sapphire. The metal clusters have diameters ranging from 3 to 30 nm. The composites exhibit an electronic nonlinear optical response which is fast on the picosecond time scale. In addition to possibilities for technological application, these materials also offer a way of studying unusual properties of composite materials, such as the quantum confinement of conduction-band electrons and the transverse relaxation time T[sub 2] as a function of cluster size.

Haglund, R.F. Jr.; Yang, L.; Magruder, R.H. III; Becker, K.; Wittig, J.E. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)); White, C.W.; Zhur, R.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Yang, L.; Dorsinville, R.; Alfano, R.R. (City Univ. of New York, NY (United States))

1993-03-01

142

Chemical controls on the magnesium content of amorphous calcium carbonate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) is a metastable phase that forms in diverse biogeochemical settings. This material can incorporate significant amounts of magnesium and other elements, but the conditions that regulate composition are not established. Using a mixed flow reactor method, we synthesize Mg-free ACC (control) and amorphous magnesium calcium carbonate (ACMC) under controlled chemical conditions to determine the relationship between composition and inorganic solution chemistry. Input solutions contained a constant initial Mg/Ca ratio of 5/1 with variable total carbonate concentration, pH, and supersaturation. Within the reactor, input solution chemistry evolves in proportion to the extent of precipitation whereby the initial Mg/Ca ratio increases to values as high as 14 at steady state conditions. By this approach, we produce reproducible quantities of ACMC with 24 to >70 mol% Mg to give compositions of Mg(0.24-0.72)Ca(0.76-0.28)CO3·1.42-1.63H2O. The primary control on ACMC composition is the steady state solution composition that develops in the reactor during precipitation. Analysis of the data shows the Mg content of ACMC is regulated by the interplay of three factors at steady state conditions: (1) Mg/Ca ratio; (2) total carbonate concentration; and (3) solution pH. Using the Henderson-Kracek model to estimate the partition coefficients for the Mg content of ACMC, we find KD is approximately constant at 0.047 ± 0.003 when steady state pH is less than 9.5, but values of KD triple as steady state pH increases from 9.5 to 10.3. Our KD values are lower than previous estimates that are based upon initial solution composition. In contrast, our estimates of KD are determined from the solution chemistry at steady state conditions and for pH conditions that are less extreme than previous experimental studies. We suggest the approach of using steady state composition to estimate KD gives a more accurate representation of relationships between ACMC composition and local conditions. The findings demonstrate local pH and total carbonate concentration can be regulated at the time of formation to produce Mg amorphous carbonates of a designated composition.

Blue, C. R.; Dove, P. M.

2015-01-01

143

Aerogel composites using chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new method to produce novel composite materials based on the use of aerogels as a starting material is described. Using chemical vapor infiltration, a variety of solid materials were thermally deposited into the open pore structure of aerogel. The resulting materials possess new and unusual properties including photoluminescence, magnetism and altered optical properties. An important characteristic of this preparation

Arlon J. Hunt; Michael R. Ayers; Wanqing Cao

1995-01-01

144

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research in the basic composition, characteristics, and processng science of composite materials and their constituents is balanced against the mechanics, conceptual design, fabrication, and testing of generic structural elements typical of aerospace vehicles so as to encourage the discovery of unusual solutions to problems. Detailed descriptions of the progress achieved in the various component parts of his program are presented.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1982-01-01

145

Mechanics of Composite Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mechanical behavior of composites is traditionally evaluated on both microscopic and macroscopic scale to take into account inhomogeneity. Micromechanics attempts to quantify the interactions of fiber and matrix (reinforcement and resin) on a microscopic scale on par with the diameter of a single fiber. Macromechanics treats composites as homogeneous materials, with mechanical properties representative of the laminate as a

Robert M. Jones

1999-01-01

146

Production and application of chemical fibers with special properties for manufacturing composite materials and goods of different usage  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of modern technologies demands the creation of new nonmetallic, fibrous materials with specific properties. The fibers and materials developed by NII 'Chimvolokno', St. Petersburg, can be divided into two groups. The first group includes heat-resistant fibers, fire-resistant fibers, thermotropic fibers, fibers for medical application, and textile structures. The second group contains refractory fibers, chemoresistant and antifriction fibers, fibers on the basis of polyvinyl alcohol, microfiltering films, and paperlike and nonwoven materials. In cooperation with NPO 'Chimvolokno' MYTITSHI, we developed and started producing heat-resistant high-strength fibers on the base of polyhetarearilin and aromatic polyimides (SVM and terlon); heat-resistant fibers on the base of polyemede (aramid); fire-retardant fibers (togilen); chemoresistant and antifriction fibers on the basis of homo and copolymers of polytetrafluoroethylene (polyfen and ftorin); and water soluble, acetylated, and high-modulus fibers from polyvinyl alcohol (vylen). Separate reports will deal with textile structures and thermotropic fibers, as well as with medical fibers. One of the groups of refractory fibers carbon fibers (CF) and the corresponding paperlike nonwoven materials are discussed in detail. Also, composite materials (CM) and their base, which is the subject of the author's research since 1968, is discussed.

Levit, R.

1993-01-01

147

Thermoelastic constitutive equations for chemically hardening materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Thermoelastic constitutive equations are derived for a material undergoing solidification or hardening as the result of a chemical reaction. The derivation is based upon a two component model whose composition is determined by the degree of hardening, and makes use of strain-energy considerations. Constitutive equations take the form of stress rate-strain rate relations, in which the coefficients are time-dependent functions of the composition. Specific results are developed for the case of a material of constant bulk modulus which undergoes a transition from an initial liquidlike state into an isotropic elastic solid. Potential applications are discussed.

Shaffer, B. W.; Levitsky, M.

1974-01-01

148

The Chemical Composition of Honey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution, created by bees, and used by human beings as a sweetener. However, honey is more than just a supersaturated sugar solution; it also contains acids, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids in varying quantities. In this article, we will briefly explore the chemical composition of honey. (Contains 2 figures and…

Ball, David W.

2007-01-01

149

Insights into the chemical composition of Equisetum hyemale by high resolution Raman imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

Equisetaceae has been of research interest for decades, as it is one of the oldest living plant families, and also due to\\u000a its high accumulation of silica up to 25% dry wt. Aspects of silica deposition, its association with other biomolecules, as\\u000a well as the chemical composition of the outer strengthening tissue still remain unclear. These questions were addressed by

Notburga Gierlinger; Lanny Sapei; Oskar Paris

2008-01-01

150

Ta–C micro-composite material formed by heat treatment of plasma carburized layer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tantalum–carbon micro-composite material (MCM) was produced by a process which combines plasma carburizing and heat treatment. The fabrication was performed in inductively coupled radio-frequency plasma, using CH4–H2–Ar mixtures, followed by a two-step heat treatment which includes solid solution and aging. The crystallography, microstructure and composition of the intermediate layers and of the MCMs were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron

A. Raveh; A. Rubinshtein; M. Weiss; M. H. Mintz; J. E. Klemberg-Sapieha; L. Martinu

2004-01-01

151

Carbon\\/silicon carbide composites prepared by chemical vapor infiltration combined with silicon melt infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to reduce processing costs and improve the thermal stability of three-dimensional carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide composites, a chemical vapor infiltration combined with silicon melt infiltration method was developed for fabricating composites. According to the size of the pores in the preform, chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and silicon melt infiltration (SMI) were mainly used to infiltrate small pores between

Yongdong Xu; Laifei Cheng; Litong Zhang

1999-01-01

152

Terahertz scattering by granular composite materials: An effective medium theory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and imaging have emerged as important tools for identification and classification of various substances, which exhibit absorption characteristics at distinct frequencies in the THz range. The spectral fingerprints can potentially be distorted or obscured by electromagnetic scattering caused by the granular nature of some substances. In this paper, we present THz time domain transmission measurements of granular polyethylene powders in order to investigate an effective medium theory that yields a parameterized model, which can be used to estimate the empirical measurements to good accuracy.

Kaushik, Mayank; Ng, Brian W.-H.; Fischer, Bernd M.; Abbott, Derek

2012-01-01

153

COMPOSITES FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

A reduction is urgently needed in the quan- tities of industrial and municipal solid waste materials that are being landfilled currently. Major components of municipal solid waste include waste wood, paper. plastics. fly ash. gypsum. and other biomass fibers -- materials that offer great opportunities as recycled ingre- dients in wood composites. This paper dis- cusses possibilities for manufacturing selected

ROGER M. ROWELL; JOHN A. YOUNGQUIST

154

Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy  

DOEpatents

A method for providing chemical energy and energetic compositions of matter consisting of thin layers of substances which will exothermically react with one another. The layers of reactive substances are separated by thin layers of a buffer material which prevents the reactions from taking place until the desired time. The reactions are triggered by an external agent, such as mechanical stress or an electric spark. The compositions are known as metastable interstitial composites (MICs). This class of compositions includes materials which have not previously been capable of use as energetic materials. The speed and products of the reactions can be varied to suit the application.

Danen, Wayne C. (Los Alamos, NM); Martin, Joe A. (Espanola, NM)

1997-01-01

155

Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy  

DOEpatents

A method is described for providing chemical energy and energetic compositions of matter consisting of thin layers of substances which will exothermically react with one another. The layers of reactive substances are separated by thin layers of a buffer material which prevents the reactions from taking place until the desired time. The reactions are triggered by an external agent, such as mechanical stress or an electric spark. The compositions are known as metastable interstitial composites (MICs). This class of compositions includes materials which have not previously been capable of use as energetic materials. The speed and products of the reactions can be varied to suit the application. 3 figs.

Danen, W.C.; Martin, J.A.

1997-02-25

156

Thermomechanical properties of egg albumen–cassava starch composite films containing sunflower-oil droplets as influenced by moisture content  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of moisture content on the thermo-mechanical and structural properties of egg albumen–cassava starch composite films containing sunflower oil droplets was studied using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Composite films were prepared by cold gelation, dried in a moisture controlled incubator (83.5%RH) at 25°C for 8days and aged at different relative

S. Wongsasulak; T. Yoovidhya; S. Bhumiratana; P. Hongsprabhas; D. J. McClements; J. Weiss

2006-01-01

157

Reversibly assembled cellular composite materials.  

PubMed

We introduce composite materials made by reversibly assembling a three-dimensional lattice of mass-produced carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composite parts with integrated mechanical interlocking connections. The resulting cellular composite materials can respond as an elastic solid with an extremely large measured modulus for an ultralight material (12.3 megapascals at a density of 7.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter). These materials offer a hierarchical decomposition in modeling, with bulk properties that can be predicted from component measurements and deformation modes that can be determined by the placement of part types. Because site locations are locally constrained, structures can be produced in a relative assembly process that merges desirable features of fiber composites, cellular materials, and additive manufacturing. PMID:23950496

Cheung, Kenneth C; Gershenfeld, Neil

2013-09-13

158

Aqueous chemical wash compositions  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes an aqueous, substantially unfoamed chemical wash composition having properties making it suitable for use as a pre-flush in well cementing operations and/or for removal of drilling mud from a borehole at a temperature of from about 150/sup 0/F to about 270/sup 0/F, the wash a. being predominantly composed of water, b. containing an active surfactant component comprising a combination of (1) from about 0.1 to about 1.5 weight percent (total weight basis) of a water soluble anionic surfactant; (2) from about 0.1 to about 1.5 weight percent (total weight basis) of a nonionic surfactant; and (3) from about 0.05 to about 0.54 weight percent (total weight basis) of at least one water soluble amphoteric surfactant, and c. having dispersed therein a heterogeneous mixture of distinct particles comprising both a first particulate oil soluble resin which is friable and a second particulate oil soluble resin which is pliable and where the size of the friable resin particles ranges from about 0.5 to about 300 microns and the size of the pliable resin particles ranges from about 0.05 to about 30 microns. The amount of the friable-pliable resin mixture is sufficient to impart effective fluid loss control to the chemical wash composition.

Bannister, C.E.

1987-07-21

159

Engineering of fluorescent emission of silk fibroin composite materials by material assembly.  

PubMed

This novel materials assembly technology endows the designated materials with additional/enhanced performance by fixing "functional components" into the materials. Such functional components are molecularly recognized and accommodated by the designated materials. In this regard, two-photon fluorescence (TPF) organic molecules and CdTe quantum dots (QDs) are adopted as functional components to functionalize silk fibers and films. TPF organic molecules, such as, 2,7-bis[2-(4-nitrophenyl) ethenyl]-9,9-dibutylfluorene (NM), exhibit TPF emission quenching because of the molecular stacking that leads to aggregation in the solid form. The specific recognition between -NO2 in the annealed fluorescent molecules and the -NH groups in the silk fibroin molecules decouples the aggregated molecules. This gives rise to a significant increase in the TPF quantum yields of the silk fibers. Similarly, as another type of functional components, CdTe quantum dots (QDs) with different sizes were also adopted in the silk functionalization method. Compared to QDs in solution the fluorescence properties of functionalized silk materials display a long stability at room temperature. As the functional materials are well dispersed at high quantum yields in the biocompatible silk a TPF microscope can be used to pursue 3D high-resolution imaging in real time of the TPF-silk scaffold. PMID:25270616

Lin, Naibo; Meng, Zhaohui; Toh, Guoyang William; Zhen, Yang; Diao, Yingying; Xu, Hongyao; Liu, Xiang Yang

2015-03-01

160

Nanostructured composite reinforced material  

DOEpatents

A family of materials wherein nanostructures and/or nanotubes are incorporated into a multi-component material arrangement, such as a metallic or ceramic alloy or composite/aggregate, producing a new material or metallic/ceramic alloy. The new material has significantly increased strength, up to several thousands of times normal and perhaps substantially more, as well as significantly decreased weight. The new materials may be manufactured into a component where the nanostructure or nanostructure reinforcement is incorporated into the bulk and/or matrix material, or as a coating where the nanostructure or nanostructure reinforcement is incorporated into the coating or surface of a "normal" substrate material. The nanostructures are incorporated into the material structure either randomly or aligned, within grains, or along or across grain boundaries.

Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN); Ludtka, Gerard M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2012-07-31

161

Origin and Bulk Chemical Composition of Mercury  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The planet Mercury is remarkable because its mean uncompressed density ˜5.3 g/cc implies a Fe-Ni mass content of ˜67%. This is more than twice the ˜32% metal fractions of Venus and Earth. This factor coupled with other marked chemical and isotopic differences between the four terrestrial planets points to the conclusion that each planet ?received the overwhelming majority of its mass from a narrow compositionally-distinct annulus of material around the Sun? (Drake & Righter 2002 Nature 416 39; Taylor & Scott 2001 in URL below). This situation finds an explanation within the Modern Laplacian theory of Solar system origin (Prentice 2001 Earth Moon & Planets 87 11; URL: www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/mercury01). Here the planets condensed from a concentric family of circular gas rings shed by the proto-Solar cloud. The temperatures and mean orbit pressures of the gas rings scale with heliocentric distance r as T ~ 1/r0.9 and p ˜1/r4.0 respectively. At Mercury?s orbit T = 1640 K p= 0.16 bar and the three primary equilibrium condensates are Fe-Ni (67 %) gehlenite (26.1%) and spinel (4.1%). A simple 2-zone structural model of Mercury based on this mix has mean density 5.43 g/cc and axial moment-of-inertia coefficent C/MR2 = 0.325.

Prentice, Andrew J. R.; Jontof-Hutter, Daniel

2005-01-01

162

Mercury's Origin and Bulk Chemical Composition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The planet Mercury is remarkable because its mean uncompressed density ~5.3 g/cc implies a Fe-Ni mass content of ~67%. This is more than twice the ~32% metal fractions of Venus and Earth. This factor coupled with other marked chemical and isotopic differences between the four terrestrial planets points to the conclusion that each planet ?received the overwhelming majority of its mass from a narrow compositionally-distinct annulus of material around the Sun? (Drake & Righter 2002 Nature 416 39; Taylor & Scott 2001 in URL below). This situation finds an explanation within the Modern Laplacian theory of Solar system origin (Prentice 2001 Earth Moon & Planets 87 11; URL: www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/mercury01). Here the planets condensed from a concentric family of circular gas rings shed by the proto-Solar cloud. The temperatures and mean orbit pressures of the gas rings scale with heliocentric distance r as T ~ 1/r0.9 and p ~ 1/r4.0 respectively. At Mercury?s orbit T = 1640 K p= 0.16 bar and the three primary equilibrium condensates are Fe-Ni (67 %) gehlenite (26.1%) and spinel (4.1%). A simple 2-zone structural model of Mercury based on this mix has mean density 5.43 g/cc and axial moment-of-inertia coefficent C/MR2 = 0.325.

Prentice, Andrew J.; Jontof-Hutter, Daniel

163

Modified Composite Materials Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The reduction or elimination of the hazard which results from accidental release of graphite fibers from composite materials was studied at a workshop. At the workshop, groups were organized to consider six topics: epoxy modifications, epoxy replacement, fiber modifications, fiber coatings and new fibers, hybrids, and fiber release testing. Because of the time required to develop a new material and acquire a design data base, most of the workers concluded that a modified composite material would require about four to five years of development and testing before it could be applied to aircraft structures. The hybrid working group considered that some hybrid composites which reduce the risk of accidental fiber release might be put into service over the near term. The fiber release testing working group recommended a coordinated effort to define a suitable laboratory test.

Dicus, D. L. (compiler)

1978-01-01

164

Characterization and versatile applications of low hydrogen content SiOCN grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Low hydrogen content silicon oxycarbonitride (SiOCN) thin films were grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition exploiting hydrogen dilution with silane/methane/nitrous oxide or tetramethylsilane/nitrous oxide precursors. The effects of deposition temperature were compared by investigating the compositional, optical, mechanical, and electrical properties of films grown at 100 °C, 250 °C, and 400 °C at thicknesses ranging from 50 nm to 10 ?m. The dielectric constant and high breakdown strength of the films remain relatively constant at between 4-5 and 6.8 ± 0.2 MV cm-1 to 9.1 ± 0.3 MV cm-1, respectively, despite the differences in deposition temperature. Other properties of the films include excellent transparency in the visible regime, high nanoindentation hardness (4 to 12 GPa), and relatively low measured stress on Si (-20 to -300 MPa). Overall, the results of this work show that these SiOCN films can be used in a wide variety of applications, including as a dielectric within high voltage capacitors, transparent abrasion-resistant coatings for plastic windows, coatings on flexible substrates, a metal diffusion barrier for low-k dielectrics and polymer films, or within various microelectronic fabrication steps or systems.

Hamm, Steven C.; Waidmann, Jacob; Mathai, Joseph C.; Gangopadhyay, Keshab; Currano, Luke; Gangopadhyay, Shubhra

2014-09-01

165

Thermo-chemical fuel removal from porous materials by oxygen and nitrogen dioxide  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermo-chemical removal (TCR), or baking in reactive gases, is a candidate method to control the co-deposit related tritium inventory in fusion devices. TCR can be understood as reaction-diffusion processes in a porous material. O2-TCR was applied to 150-550 nm thick a-C:D layers with similar textures. A linear relation between the integral TCR rate and the layer thickness, as predicted by the understanding, was observed in the experiment, i.e. the time to remove the hydrogen inventory is independent of its initial amount. TCR with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at temperatures of 200-350 °C was conducted with a set of a-C:D and W-C-H layers. At 350 °C NO2 removed ˜ 15% porosity a-C:D within 3 min. The O retention in remaining a-C:D was ? 1017 O cm-2. An activation energy of ? 0.78 eV for reactions of NO2 with D and C was determined. The results were applied for predictions of the TCR effectivity in ITER. The treatment of W-C-H led to O uptake (O/W ? 2-3), while W and C contents remained unchanged.

Möller, S.; Alegre, D.; Kreter, A.; Petersson, P.; Esser, H. G.; Samm, U.

2014-04-01

166

Chemical composition and energy content of deep-sea calanoid copepods in the Western North Pacific Ocean  

Microsoft Academic Search

Condition factor index [CFI=1000×DW\\/(PL)3; DW: dry weight, PL: prosome length], water content, carbon (C), nitrogen (N), ash and energy content were determined on a total of 69 copepod species caught from the mesopelagic (500–1000m), upper-bathypelagic (1000–2000m), lower-bathypelagic (2000–3000m) and abyssopelagic (3000–5000m) zones of the western subarctic Pacific. Resultant data were grouped into these four sampling zones, four developmental stage\\/sex categories

Tsutomu Ikeda; Atsushi Yamaguchi; Takashi Matsuishi

2006-01-01

167

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Progress and plans are reported for investigations of: (1) the mechanical properties of high performance carbon fibers; (2) fatigue in composite materials; (3) moisture and temperature effects on the mechanical properties of graphite-epoxy laminates; (4) the theory of inhomogeneous swelling in epoxy resin; (5) numerical studies of the micromechanics of composite fracture; (6) free edge failures of composite laminates; (7) analysis of unbalanced laminates; (8) compact lug design; (9) quantification of Saint-Venant's principles for a general prismatic member; (10) variation of resin properties through the thickness of cured samples; and (11) the wing fuselage ensemble of the RP-1 and RP-2 sailplanes.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1983-01-01

168

Measuring Noncolinear Propagation Of Composite Material Crack By Dynamic Moire' Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The direction of crack noncolinear propagation of composite material is observed by geometric moire' method. GFRP specimens with single edge notched are subjected to static and dynamic tension. Moire' patterns representing displacement component perpendicular to the reference gratings are taken. From these patterns, curves of strain distributions with polar coordinate are obtained. Directions of crack propagation obtained by moire' method are agree with practice.

Han-Hong, Zhang; Chen, Chen; Xiao-Jun, Hu

1989-06-01

169

Microstructure and mechanical properties of three-dimensional carbon\\/silicon carbide composites fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three-dimensional carbon\\/silicon carbide composites were fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration, and the microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated. For the composites (CSiC) with no pyrolytic carbon interfacial layer, the mechanical properties (flexural strength, flexural elastic modulus, shear strength and fracture toughness) are increased with density of the composites. High density (p = 2.1 g cm?3) CSiC composites exhibit high fracture

Yongdong Xu; Litong Zhang; Laifei Cheng; Dantao Yan

1998-01-01

170

Microstructure and dielectric properties of silver-barium titanate nanocomplex materials by wet chemical approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To develop ceramic capacitors with a high effective dielectric constant, we attempted to fabricate BaTiO3 (BT) complexes with embedded Ag nanoparticles by wet chemical processes. Ag nanoparticle-adsorbed dendritic BT particles, Ag-BT hybrid particles, were synthesized from the sol-gel-derived precursor gel powders containing Ag, Ba, and Ti by hydrothermal treatment. These particles were pressed with BT fillers and TiO2 precursor nanoparticles into green compacts, and then, the green compacts were chemically converted into the Ag/BT nanocomplex compacts in Ba(OH)2 aqueous solution under the hydrothermal condition at 160 °C. The effective dielectric constant of the resultant Ag/BT nanocomplexes increases with an increase in Ag content. The maximal effective dielectric constant of approximately 900 was recorded for the nanocomplex with the Ag content of 10.7 vol %.

Ueno, Shintaro; Sakamoto, Yasunao; Nakashima, Kouichi; Wada, Satoshi

2014-09-01

171

Non-destructive evaluation of composite materials with ultrasonic waves generated and detected by lasers.  

PubMed

Measurement of the stiffness properties of composite materials with laser generated and detected ultrasound requires proper understanding of waves emanating from a line or point source in anisotropic and viscoelastic media. The paper briefly presents calculation results of waves radiated by such a source through or at the surface of a composite plate. Dispersion is represented as well as the multiple wave arrivals connected with the folded shape of the quasi-shear ray surface. Moreover, internal diffraction at the cusp edges is properly depicted. An identification method with specific signal processing have been used to measure the stiffness coefficients of composite materials. From group velocity data, the stiffness tensor of materials showing an orthorhombic symmetry can be identified. The stiffness tensor changes induced by elevated temperatures in a composite material were then measured. An alternative approach was developed which allows to measure the phase velocities of waves generated with laser line sources. The material characterisation reliability is then improved. Moreover, the method can be used in practical cases where the front side of the structure only is accessible with the experimental devices. Despite reflection at the rear interface of transient divergent waves which ray surfaces may contain caustics, this inverse problem can be solved in a simple and efficient manner. PMID:12160036

Audoin, B

2002-05-01

172

Introduction to Advanced Composite Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This presentation provides an introduction to composite materials and curriculum guidelines. Topics include applications of composites, advantages and disadvantages, and advice for developing a curriculum on advanced composite materials. This document is available for download as a PDF.

Stuart, Joe

173

Differences between chemical element contents in hyperplastic and nonhyperplastic prostate glands investigated by neutron activation analysis.  

PubMed

In order to clarify the differences between Ag, Br, Ca, Co, Cr, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, and Zn contents in hyperplastic (patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), n?=?32) and nonhyperplastic (control group of healthy male inhabitants, n?=?32) prostates, an instrumental neutron activation analysis was performed. Mean values (M?±?S??) for mass fraction (mg/kg, dry mass basis) of chemical elements in glands of patients with BPH were the following: Ag, 0.0346?±?0.0060; Br, 30.4?±?3.6; Ca, 2030?±?165; Co, 0.0716?±?0.0097; Cr, 1.073?±?0.119; Fe, 130.0?±?7.9; Hg, 0.232?±?0.030; K, 14,470?±?740; Mg, 1200?±?80; Mn, 1.19?±?0.09; Na, 11,610?±?870; Rb, 14.7?±?0.8; Sb, 0.163?±?0.025; Sc, 0.0257?±?0.0040; Se, 1.243?±?0.079; and Zn, 1235?±?92. It was observed that in BPH tissue, the mass fraction of Co (p?chemical elements in hyperplastic prostates did not depend from age. Our finding of correlation between pairs of prostatic chemical element mass fractions indicates that there is a great disturbance of prostatic chemical element relationships with a benign hyperplastic transformation. The results apparently confirm the disturbed homeostasis of Zn and Se and some other chemical elements in the etiology of BPH. PMID:25519178

Zaichick, Vladimir; Zaichick, Sofia; Davydov, German

2015-03-01

174

UPDATED ESTIMATES OF THE SELENOMETHIONINE CONTENTS OF NIST WHEAT REFERENCE MATERIALS BY GC-IDMS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Updated estimates of the selenomethionine contents of four NIST wheat reference materials have been obtained using a revised gas chromatography-stable isotope dilution mass spectrometry method. The revised method makes use of digestion with methanesulfonic acid, providing a more complete accounting ...

175

Nanostructured polyaniline rice husk composite as adsorption materials synthesized by different methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Composites based on polyaniline (PANi) and rice husk (RH) were prepared by two methods: the first one was chemical method by combining RH contained in acid medium and aniline using ammonium persulfate as an oxidation agent and the second one was that of soaking RH into PANi solution. The presence of PANi combined with RH to form nanocomposite was clearly demonstrated by infrared (IR) spectra as well as by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images. Lead(II) and cadmium(II) ion concentrations in solution before and after adsorption process on those composites were analysed by atomic adsorption spectroscopy. Of the above preparation methods, the soaking one provided a composite onto which the maximum adsorption capacity was higher for lead(II) ion (200 mg g?1), but lower for cadmium(II) ion (106.383 mg g?1) in comparison with the chemical one. However, their adsorption process occurring on both composites also fitted well into the Langmuir isotherm model.

Tot Pham, Thi; Thanh Thuy Mai, Thi; Quy Bui, Minh; Mai, Thi Xuan; Yen Tran, Hai; Binh Phan, Thi

2014-03-01

176

Aerogel/polymer composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The invention provides new composite materials containing aerogels blended with thermoplastic polymer materials at a weight ratio of aerogel to thermoplastic polymer of less than 20:100. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability. The composite materials also have better flexibility and less brittleness at low temperatures than the parent thermoplastic polymer materials.

Williams, Martha K. (Inventor); Smith, Trent M. (Inventor); Fesmire, James E. (Inventor); Roberson, Luke B. (Inventor); Clayton, LaNetra M. (Inventor)

2010-01-01

177

Production of copper-based rare earth composite metal materials by coprecipitation and applications for gaseous ammonia removal.  

PubMed

This study addresses the oxidation of ammonia (NH3) at temperatures between 423 and 673 K by selective catalytic oxidation (SCO) over a copper-based, rare earth composite metal material that was prepared by coprecipitating copper nitrate, lanthanum nitrate, and cerium nitrate at various molar ratios. The catalysts were characterized using Brunner, Emmett, and Teller spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Xray diffraction, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetric spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. At a temperature of 673 K and an oxygen content of 4%, approximately 99.5% of the NH3 was reduced by catalytic oxidation over the 6:1:3 copper-lanthanum-cerium (molar ratio) catalyst. Nitrogen (N2) was the main product of this NH3-SCO process. Results from the activity and selectivity tests revealed that the optimal catalyst for catalytic performance had the highest possible cerium content and specific surface area (43 m2/g). PMID:21516940

Hung, Chang-Mao

2011-04-01

178

Spatial-Time Variability of Particulate Material Content and its Composition on the East Siberian Shelf: from Mesoscale to Interannual Variability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Here we present the data obtained in the Russia-US cruises (FEBRAS, NOAA, NSF, and Russian Foundation for Basic Research, RFBR, funded) in 2000, 2003-2005, and in the International Siberian Shelf Study-2008 (ISSS-2008, supported by the Wallenberg Foundation, FEBRAS, NOAA, and RFBR) which characterized a spatial and inter-annual variability in distribution of particulate material (PM), and its organic carbon and stable isotopes content. The role of the coastal zone in lateral transport and fate of terrestrial organic carbon in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) is still not studied well because most recent activities were focused on onshore geomorphologic and geochemical features, while biogeochemical and sedimentation consequences of coastal erosion and riverine runoff in the sea were not studied sufficiently. Dynamics of PM and its composition was studied twice along the Lena river in summer-fall of 2003. Spatial-time dynamics of PM composition (POC and isotopes) along with its mineralogical composition is considered in connection with changing river runoff and wind patterns. It has been found that not the rivers (Lena, Yana, Indigirka, Kolyma), but the coastal erosion is a dominant source of terrestrial particulate organic carbon (POC) into the ESAS. That supports the hypothesis about the dominant role of coastal erosion in the offshore transport of terrestrial organic carbon and sedimentation in the ESAS proposed by Semiletov (DAN, 1999). The PM concentration sharp gradient was found across the frontal zone between 'freshened/high PM' and 'Pacific/low PM' waters. Position of the frontal zone varies significantly from year to year. It is mainly attributed to the difference in atmospheric circulation patterns driven the Arctic Ocean circulation. During storms and surges the PM concentration in the same area increased up to 10-times and higher (up to 80-242 mg/l) in 2000 and 2005 comparing the 2003 and 2004. Values of total PM and other environmental parameters were integrated vertically and spatially for the 'comparison' area using approach proposed by Shakhova et al. (GRL, 2005) to make the first quantitative PM burden estimation (2003 vs 2004).

Dudarev, O.; Charkin, A.; Shakhova, N. E.; Semiletov, I. P.; Gustafsson, O. M.; Vonk, J.; Sanchez-Garcia, L.

2013-12-01

179

Structure and dielectric properties of composite material based on surface-modified BaTiO3 nanoparticles in polystyrene  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article reports on studies of the structure and dielectric properties of composites materials based on BaTiO3 nanoparticles in the polymer matrix. It is shown that nanoparticles of barium titanate obtained by peroxide method, have surface enriched hydroxyl (-OH) groups, which allow the formation of strong chemical bonds with the molecules of surfactant. This surface modification prevents agglomeration of nanoparticles, which leads to heterogeneity of mechanical and dielectric properties of the composites. It is shown that the effective dielectric constant for the studied composite material agrees well with the modified Kerner equation for the volume content of nanoparticles within the range from 5 to 35%.

Emelianov, Nikita

2015-01-01

180

Glycemic Index and Chemical Composition of Traditional Omani Breads  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the chemical composition and glycemic index (GI) of eight different types of traditional Omani breads made from wheat flour. Significant (P < 0.05) differences were observed in the proximate chemical composition, dietary fibre content, and gross energy value of these breads. The moisture, crude protein, total fat, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extract (NFE) contents ranged

Amanat Ali; Hussain Ali S Al-Nassri; Buthaina Al-Rasasi; Mohammad Shoaib Akhtar; Buthaina Saleh Al-Belushi

2010-01-01

181

Multilayer Electroactive Polymer Composite Material  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An electroactive material comprises multiple layers of electroactive composite with each layer having unique dielectric, electrical and mechanical properties that define an electromechanical operation thereof when affected by an external stimulus. For example, each layer can be (i) a 2-phase composite made from a polymer with polarizable moieties and an effective amount of carbon nanotubes incorporated in the polymer for a predetermined electromechanical operation, or (ii) a 3-phase composite having the elements of the 2-phase composite and further including a third component of micro-sized to nano-sized particles of an electroactive ceramic incorporated in the polymer matrix.

Ounaies, Zoubeida (Inventor); Park, Cheol (Inventor); Harrison, Joycelyn S. (Inventor); Holloway, Nancy M. (Inventor); Draughon, Gregory K. (Inventor)

2011-01-01

182

Composite Materials for Thermal Energy Storage: Enhancing Performance through Microstructures  

PubMed Central

Chemical incompatibility and low thermal conductivity issues of molten-salt-based thermal energy storage materials can be addressed by using microstructured composites. Using a eutectic mixture of lithium and sodium carbonates as molten salt, magnesium oxide as supporting material, and graphite as thermal conductivity enhancer, the microstructural development, chemical compatibility, thermal stability, thermal conductivity, and thermal energy storage performance of composite materials are investigated. The ceramic supporting material is essential for preventing salt leakage and hence provides a solution to the chemical incompatibility issue. The use of graphite gives a significant enhancement on the thermal conductivity of the composite. Analyses suggest that the experimentally observed microstructural development of the composite is associated with the wettability of the salt on the ceramic substrate and that on the thermal conduction enhancer. PMID:24591286

Ge, Zhiwei; Ye, Feng; Ding, Yulong

2014-01-01

183

Composite materials for thermal energy storage: enhancing performance through microstructures.  

PubMed

Chemical incompatibility and low thermal conductivity issues of molten-salt-based thermal energy storage materials can be addressed by using microstructured composites. Using a eutectic mixture of lithium and sodium carbonates as molten salt, magnesium oxide as supporting material, and graphite as thermal conductivity enhancer, the microstructural development, chemical compatibility, thermal stability, thermal conductivity, and thermal energy storage performance of composite materials are investigated. The ceramic supporting material is essential for preventing salt leakage and hence provides a solution to the chemical incompatibility issue. The use of graphite gives a significant enhancement on the thermal conductivity of the composite. Analyses suggest that the experimentally observed microstructural development of the composite is associated with the wettability of the salt on the ceramic substrate and that on the thermal conduction enhancer. PMID:24591286

Ge, Zhiwei; Ye, Feng; Ding, Yulong

2014-05-01

184

Influences of carbon content and coating carbon thickness on properties of amorphous CoSnO3@C composites as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A series of core-shell carbon coated amorphous CoSnO3 (CoSnO3@C) with different carbon content are synthesized. Effects of carbon content and coating carbon thickness on the physical and electrochemical performances of the samples were studied in detail. The samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), galvanostatic charge-discharge and AC impedance spectroscopy, respectively. The results indicate that controlling the concentration of aqueous glucose solution influences the generation of in-situ carbon layer thickness. The optimal concentration of aqueous glucose solution, carbon content and carbon layer thickness are suggested as 0.25 M, 35.1% and 20 nm, respectively. CoSnO3@C composite prepared under the optimal conditions exhibits excellent cycling performance, whose reversible capacity could reach 491 mA h g-1 after 100 cycles.

Fan, Fuqiang; Fang, Guoqing; Zhang, Ruixue; Xu, Yanhui; Zheng, Junwei; Li, Decheng

2014-08-01

185

Waveform-based selection of acoustic emission events generated by damage in composite materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Acoustic emission (AE) has been shown to be a promising health monitoring technique for composite materials as it allows real-time location and identification of damage. When attempting to relate the recorded acoustic emission to a material's mechanical behavior, the relevance of results relies on an accurate selection of AE originating from material damage. Indeed, during mechanical tests most of the recorded AE is generated outside of the volume of interest and without proper filtering these AE signals can significantly affect the analysis. To date, there exists no common procedure for the selection of AE signals and therefore results can hardly be compared or transposed to different composite systems. In the present paper, a new waveform-based procedure is proposed for the selection of AE events generated by damage. The procedure includes accurate localization and selection assessment based on signal energy.

Maillet, Emmanuel; Morscher, Gregory N.

2015-02-01

186

Ski Technology And Composite Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The following resource is from Lessonopoly, which has created student activities and lesson plans to support the video series, Science of the Olympic Winter Games, created by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. Featuring exclusive footage from NBC Sports and contributions from Olympic athletes and NSF scientists, the series will help teach your students valuable scientific concepts. Students will learn the basic engineering issues related to ski design. They will learn about composite materials and polymer materials. Also, students will create and test a composite material.

2010-01-01

187

NDE of composite materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NDE methods applicable to composite material integrity evaluations encompass X-ray and neutron radiography, thermography, holography and interferometry, acoustic emission, ultrasonic, and EM methods. A development status evaluation is presented for each of these techniques. Attention is given to impact-damage C-scans for quasi-isotropic laminates, 3D view of defects of an impact-loaded specimen, and a modified through-transmission C-scan apparatus.

Daniel, I. M.

188

Improving dry carbon nanotube actuators by chemical modifications, material hybridization, and proper engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Low voltage, dry electrochemical actuators can be prepared by using a gel made of carbon nanotubes and ionic liquid.1 Their performance can be significantly improved by combining physical and chemical modifications with a proper engineering. We demonstrated that multi walled carbon nanotubes can be effectively used for actuators preparation;2 we achieved interesting performance improvements by chemically cross linking carbon nanotubes using both aromatic and aliphatic diamines;3 we introduced a novel hybrid material, made by in-situ chemical polymerization of pyrrole on carbon nanotubes, that further boosts actuation by taking advantage of the peculiar properties of both materials in terms of maximum strain and conductivity;4 we investigated the influence of actuator thickness showing that the generated strain at high frequency is strongly enhanced when thickness is reduced. To overcome limitations set by bimorphs, we designed a novel actuator in which a metal spring, embedded in the solid electrolyte of a bimorph device, is used as a non-actuating counter plate resulting in a three electrode device capable of both linear and bending motion. Finally, we propose a way to model actuators performance in terms of purely material-dependent parameters instead of geometry-dependent ones.5

Biso, Maurizio; Ansaldo, Alberto; Ricci, Davide

2013-04-01

189

Characterization and chemical composition of fatty acids content of watermelon and muskmelon cultivars in Saudi Arabia using gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy  

PubMed Central

Background: The growth in the production of biodiesel, which is principally fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), has been phenomenal in the last ten years because of the general desire to cut down on the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and also as a result of the increasing cost of fossil fuels. Objective: Establish whether there is any relationship between two different species (watermelon and muskmelon) within the same family (Cucurbitaceae) on fatty acid compositions and enumerate the different fatty acids in the two species. Materials and Methods: Extraction of fatty acids from the two species and preparation the extract to gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy analysis to determine the fatty acids compositions qualitatively and quantitatively. Results: The analyzed plants (watermelon and muskmelon) contain five saturated fatty acids; tetrdecanoic acid, pentadecanoic acid, hexadecanoic acid, heptadecanoic acid and octadecanoic acid with different concentrations, while muskmelon contains an extra saturated fatty acid named eicosanoic acid. The watermelon plant contains five unsaturated fatty acids while muskmelon contains three only, the two plants share in two unsaturated fatty acids named 9-hexadecenoic acid and 9-octadecenoic acid, the muskmelon plant contains higher amounts of these two acids (2.04% and 10.12%, respectively) over watermelon plant (0.88% and 0.25%, respectively). Conclusion: The chemical analysis of watermelon and muskmelon revealed that they are similar in saturated fatty acids but differ in unsaturated fatty acids which may be a criterion of differentiation between the two plants. PMID:23661995

Albishri, Hassan M.; Almaghrabi, Omar A.; Moussa, Tarek A. A.

2013-01-01

190

Preparation and characterization of 5-sulphosalicylic acid doped tetraethoxysilane composite ion-exchange material by sol-gel method.  

PubMed

In this manuscript, we report the preparation and characterization of sulphosalicylic doped tetraethoxysilane (SATEOS), composite material by sol-gel method as a new ion exchanger for the removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solution. The fine granular material was prepared by acid catalyzed condensation polymerization through sol-gel mechanism in the presence of cationic surfactant. The material has an ion exchange capacity of 0.64 mequiv./g(dry) for sodium ions, 0.60 mequiv./g(dry) for potassium ions, 1.84 mequiv./g(dry) for magnesium ions, 1.08 mequiv./g(dry) for calcium ions and 1.36 mequiv./g(dry) for strontium ions. Its X-ray diffraction studies suggest that it is crystalline in nature. The material has been characterized by SEM, IR, TGA and DTG so as to identify the various functional groups and ion exchange sites present in this material. Quantum chemical computations at DFT/B3LYP/6-311G (d,p) level on model systems were performed to substantiate the structural conclusions based ion instrumental techniques. Investigations into the elution behaviour, ion exchange reversibility and distribution capacities of this material towards certain environmentally hazardous metal ions are also performed. The material shows good chemical stability towards acidic conditions and exhibits fast elution of exchangeable H(+) ions under neutral conditions. This material shows remarkable selectivity for Ni(II) and on the basis of its Kd value (4×10(2) in 0.01M HClO4) some binary separations of Ni(II) from other metal ions are performed. PMID:23774782

Rehman, Suhail-ul; Islam, Nasarul; Ahad, Sozia; Fatima, Syed Zeeshan; Pandith, Altaf Hussain

2013-09-15

191

Elucidating the individual effects of calcium and phosphate ions on hMSCs by using composite materials.  

PubMed

The biological performance of bone graft substitutes based on calcium phosphate bioceramics is dependent on a number of properties including chemical composition, porosity and surface micro- and nanoscale structure. However, in contemporary bioceramics these properties are interlinked, therefore making it difficult to investigate the individual effects of each property on cell behavior. In this study we have attempted to investigate the effects of calcium and inorganic phosphate ions independent from one another by preparing composite materials with polylactic acid (PLA) as a polymeric matrix and calcium carbonate or sodium phosphate salts as fillers. Clinically relevant bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) were cultured on these composites and proliferation, osteogenic differentiation and ECM mineralization were investigated with time and were compared to plain PLA control particles. In parallel, cells were also cultured on conventional cell culture plates in media supplemented with calcium or inorganic phosphate to study the effect of these ions independent of the 3D environment created by the particles. Calcium was shown to increase proliferation of cells, whereas both calcium and phosphate positively affected alkaline phosphatase enzyme production. QPCR analysis revealed positive effects of calcium and of inorganic phosphate on the expression of osteogenic markers, in particular bone morphogenetic protein-2 and osteopontin. Higher levels of mineralization were also observed upon exposure to either ion. Effects were similar for cells cultured on composite materials and those cultured in supplemented media, although ion concentrations in the composite cultures were lower. The approach presented here may be a valuable tool for studying the individual effects of a variety of soluble compounds, including bioinorganics, without interference from other material properties. PMID:25676583

Danoux, Charlène B S S; Bassett, David C; Othman, Ziryan; Rodrigues, Ana I; Reis, Rui L; Barralet, Jake E; van Blitterswijk, Clemens A; Habibovic, Pamela

2015-04-15

192

Dense, finely, grained composite materials  

DOEpatents

Dense, finely grained composite materials comprising one or more ceramic phase or phase and one or more metallic and/or intermetallic phase or phases are produced by combustion synthesis. Spherical ceramic grains are homogeneously dispersed within the matrix. Methods are provided, which include the step of applying mechanical pressure during or immediately after ignition, by which the microstructures in the resulting composites can be controllably selected.

Dunmead, Stephen D. (Davis, CA); Holt, Joseph B. (San Jose, CA); Kingman, Donald D. (Danville, CA); Munir, Zuhair A. (Davis, CA)

1990-01-01

193

Chemical modifiers in arsenic determination in biological materials by tungsten coil electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Palladium, iridium, and rhodium are evaluated as possible chemical modifiers in the determination of As in digest solutions of biological materials (human hair and clam) by tungsten coil electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry (TCA-AAS). The modifier in solution was applied onto the coil and thermally pre-reduced; the pre-reduction conditions, the amount of modifier, and the thermal program were optimized. Palladium was

C. G. Bruhn; V. N. Huerta; J. Y. Neira

2004-01-01

194

The Chemical Composition of Some Texas Soils.  

E-print Network

TEXAS AGRICULTURAL ESPERlMENT STATIONS. ______-_________- _-__---- - -. - _ _._ __ BULLETlN NO. 100. Chemical Section, Dec., 1907. The Chemical Composition of Some Texas Soils BY G. S. FRAPS, 'Ph. D., Chemist. POSTOFFICE COLLEGE STATION.... The postoffice address is College, Station, Texas. Reports and bulletins are sent free upon application to the Director. THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SOME TEXAS SOILS. BY G. S. FRAPS. This bulletin is a popular account of a study of a nnmber of Texas soils...

Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

1907-01-01

195

NASA technology utilization survey on composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA and NASA-funded contractor contributions to the field of composite materials are surveyed. Existing and potential non-aerospace applications of the newer composite materials are emphasized. Economic factors for selection of a composite for a particular application are weight savings, performance (high strength, high elastic modulus, low coefficient of expansion, heat resistance, corrosion resistance,), longer service life, and reduced maintenance. Applications for composites in agriculture, chemical and petrochemical industries, construction, consumer goods, machinery, power generation and distribution, transportation, biomedicine, and safety are presented. With the continuing trend toward further cost reductions, composites warrant consideration in a wide range of non-aerospace applications. Composite materials discussed include filamentary reinforced materials, laminates, multiphase alloys, solid multiphase lubricants, and multiphase ceramics. New processes developed to aid in fabrication of composites are given.

Leeds, M. A.; Schwartz, S.; Holm, G. J.; Krainess, A. M.; Wykes, D. M.; Delzell, M. T.; Veazie, W. H., Jr.

1972-01-01

196

Verification of the content, isotopic composition and age of plutonium in Pu-Be neutron sources by gamma-spectrometry  

E-print Network

A non-destructive, gamma-spectrometric method for verifying the plutonium content of Pu-Be neutron sources has been developed. It is also shown that the isotopic composition and the age of plutonium (Pu) can be determined in the intensive neutron field of these sources by the ``Multi-Group Analysis'' method. Gamma spectra were taken in the far-field of the sample, which was assumed to be cylindrical. The isotopic composition and the age of Pu were determined using a commercial implementation of the Multi-Group Analysis algorithm. The Pu content of the sources was evaluated from the count rates of the gamma-peaks of 239Pu, relying on the assumption that the gamma-rays are coming to the detector parallel to each other. The determination of the specific neutron yields and the problem of neutron damage to the detector are also discussed.

Cong Tam Nguyen

2005-08-29

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Verification of the content, isotopic composition and age of plutonium in Pu-Be neutron sources by gamma-spectrometry  

E-print Network

A non-destructive, gamma-spectrometric method for verifying the plutonium content of Pu-Be neutron sources has been developed. It is also shown that the isotopic composition and the age of plutonium (Pu) can be determined in the intensive neutron field of these sources by the ``Multi-Group Analysis'' method. Gamma spectra were taken in the far-field of the sample, which was assumed to be cylindrical. The isotopic composition and the age of Pu were determined using a commercial implementation of the Multi-Group Analysis algorithm. The Pu content of the sources was evaluated from the count rates of the gamma-peaks of 239Pu, relying on the assumption that the gamma-rays are coming to the detector parallel to each other. The determination of the specific neutron yields and the problem of neutron damage to the detector are also discussed.

Nguyen, C T

2006-01-01

198

Moisture Absorption and Desorption of Composite Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expressions are presented for the moisture distribution and the mois ture content as a function of time of one dimensional homogeneous and composite materials exposed either on one side or on both sides to humid air or to water. The results apply during both moisture absorption and desorption when the moisture content and the temperature of the environ ment are

Chi-Hung Shen; George S. Springer

1976-01-01

199

Phase composition and morphology of TaC coating on carbon fibers by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chemical vapor infiltration was applied to deposit TaC thin film on carbon fibers using TaCl5–Ar–C3H6–H2 source. The influence of temperature, pressure and addition of H2 on phase composition and morphology of the coating had been studied. The results showed that the composition of the coating changes with temperature. The films are mainly composed of TaC and C when deposited at

Zhao-ke Chen; Xiang Xiong; Bai-yun Huang; Guo-dong Li; Feng Zheng; Peng Xiao; Hong-bo Zhang; Jian Yin

2008-01-01

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Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration  

SciTech Connect

Owing to their exceptional stiffness and strength1 4, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long been considered to be an ideal reinforcement for light-weight, high-strength, and high-temperature-resistant ceramic matrix composites (CMCs)5 10. However, the research and development in CNT-reinforced CMCs have been greatly hindered due to the challenges related to manufacturing including poor dispersion, damages during dispersion, surface modification, densification and sintering, weak tube/matrix interfaces, and agglomeration of tubes at the matrix grain boundaries5,11. Here we report the fabrication of high-quality aligned CNT/SiC composites by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI), a technique that is being widely used to fabricate commercial continuous-filament CMCs12 15. Using the CVI technique most of the challenges previously encountered in the fabrication of CNT composites were readily overcome. Nanotube pullouts, an important toughening mechanism for CMCs, were consistently observed on all fractured CNT/SiC samples. Indeed, three-point bending tests conducted on individual CNT/SiC nanowires (diameters: 50 200 nm) using an atomic force microscope show that the CNT-reinforced SiC nanowires are about an order of magnitude tougher than the bulk SiC. The tube/matrix interface is so intimate and the SiC matrix is so dense that a ~50-nm-thick SiC coating can effectively protect the inside nanotubes from being oxidized at 1600 C in air. The CVI method may be extended to produce nanotube composites from a variety of matrix

Gu, Zhan Jun [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Yang, Ying Chao [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Li, Kai Yuan [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Tao, Xin Yong [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Eres, Gyula [ORNL; Howe, Jane Y [ORNL; Zhang, Li Tong [Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China; Li, Xiao Dong [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Pan, Zhengwei [ORNL

2011-01-01

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CHARACTERIZATION AND PROPERTIES OF ALUMINUM COMPOSITE MATERIALS PREPARED BY POWDER METALLURGY TECHNIQUES USING CERAMIC SOLID WASTES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work provides preliminary results of aluminum metal matrix composites (MMCs) reinforced with granulated slag (GS) and electric arc furnace dust (EAFD). The present work concerns the synthesis and properties of Al\\/GS and Al\\/EAFD composites based on powder metallurgy techniques. The hardness and compressive strength of the sintering compacts were determined to compare the mechanical properties of the composite material

L. Ma. Flores-Vélez; J. Chávez; L. Hernández; O. Domínguez

2001-01-01

202

Fiber composite materials technology development  

SciTech Connect

The FY1980 technical accomplishments from the Lawrence Livermore National laboratory (LLNL) for the Fiber Composite Materials Technology Development Task fo the MEST project are summarized. The task is divided into three areas: Engineering data base for flywheel design (Washington University will report this part separately), new materials evaluation, and time-dependent behavior of Kevlar composite strands. An epoxy matrix was formulated which can be used in composites for 120/sup 0/C service with good processing and mechanical properties. Preliminary results on the time-dependent properties of the Kevlar 49/epoxy strands indicate: Fatigue loading, as compared to sustained loading, drastically reduces the lifetime of a Kevlar composie; the more the number of on-off load cycles, the less the lifetime; and dynamic fatigue of the Kevlar composite can not be predicted by current damage theories such as Miner's Rule.

Chiao, T.T.

1980-10-23

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Enhanced Removal of Lead by Chemically and Biologically Treated Carbonaceous Materials  

PubMed Central

Hybrid sorbents and biosorbents were synthesized via chemical and biological treatment of active carbon by simple and direct redox reaction followed by surface loading of baker's yeast. Surface functionality and morphology of chemically and biologically modified sorbents and biosorbents were studied by Fourier Transform Infrared analysis and scanning electron microscope imaging. Hybrid carbonaceous sorbents and biosorbents were characterized by excellent efficiency and superiority toward lead(II) sorption compared to blank active carbon providing a maximum sorption capacity of lead(II) ion as 500??mol?g?1. Sorption processes of lead(II) by these hybrid materials were investigated under the influence of several controlling parameters such as pH, contact time, mass of sorbent and biosorbent, lead(II) concentration, and foreign ions. Lead(II) sorption mechanisms were found to obey the Langmuir and BET isotherm models. The potential applications of chemically and biologically modified-active carbonaceous materials for removal and extraction of lead from real water matrices were also studied via a double-stage microcolumn technique. The results of this study were found to denote to superior recovery values of lead (95.0–99.0 ± 3.0–5.0%) by various carbonaceous-modified-bakers yeast biosorbents. PMID:22629157

Mahmoud, Mohamed E.; Osman, Maher M.; Ahmed, Somia B.; Abdel-Fattah, Tarek M.

2012-01-01

204

Passive vibration damping with magnetostrictive composite material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes evaluation of an autonomous-material system tailored for free-layer vibration damping of structural elements. The magnetostrictive particulate composite (MPC) material described has moderate stiffness and minimal temperature and frequency dependence. The composite is created by curing Terfenol particles {Tb (1-x)Dy (x)Fe (2),0.2material is subjected to a constant magnetic field. The cured MPC, under vibratory loading, dissipates energy through hysteresis due to domain-wall motion within the particles. The material has an uncommon combination of stiffness and damping, with modulus near that of fiberglass and loss factor similar to many rubber formulations, and the material exhibits vibration damping capability over wide temperature and frequency ranges. Challenges for design are the material's load-dependent damping capacity and its low ultimate strength. The MPC damping mechanism is predictable, and a finite element modeling approach was validated by test. Material evaluation was performed with direct measurements of modulus and loss factor. Both composite and monolithic Terfenol samples were built and tested. Measurements of the MPC formulations showed loss factors of up to 0.1 are achievable. Off-stoichiometric samples, with higher levels of Terbium (Tb) content compared to the standard Terfenol composition, were found to have even higher damping, with peak damping observed at Tb 0.5. Loss factors approaching 0.3 were measured in monolithic, off-stoichiometric material samples. The damping is load-dependent, moderately dependent on temperature, and relatively insensitive to loading frequency. A prototype flexure with MPC damping, based on the patented SoftRide design used for whole-spacecraft vibration isolation, was built and tested. Damping and stiffness matched predictions with a finite element model of the MPC-damped SoftRide isolator.

Maly, Joseph R.; Carmen, Gregory P.; Goodding, James C.; Kerrigan, Catherine A.; Ho, Ken K.

2007-04-01

205

Comparison of the structural and chemical composition of two unique micro/nanostructures produced by femtosecond laser interactions on nickel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structural and chemical composition of two unique microstructures formed on nickel, with nanoscale features, produced using femtosecond laser surface processing (FLSP) techniques is reported in this paper. These two surface morphologies, termed mounds and nanoparticle-covered pyramids, are part of a larger class of self-organized micro/nanostructured surfaces formed using FLSP. Cross-sections of the structures produced using focused ion beam milling techniques were analyzed with a transmission electron microscope. Both morphologies have a solid core with a layer of nanoparticles on the surface. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy by scanning transmission electron microscopy studies reveal that the nanoparticles are a nickel oxide, while the core material is pure nickel.

Zuhlke, Craig A.; Anderson, Troy P.; Alexander, Dennis R.

2013-09-01

206

Comparison of the structural and chemical composition of two unique micro/nanostructures produced by femtosecond laser interactions on nickel  

SciTech Connect

The structural and chemical composition of two unique microstructures formed on nickel, with nanoscale features, produced using femtosecond laser surface processing (FLSP) techniques is reported in this paper. These two surface morphologies, termed mounds and nanoparticle-covered pyramids, are part of a larger class of self-organized micro/nanostructured surfaces formed using FLSP. Cross-sections of the structures produced using focused ion beam milling techniques were analyzed with a transmission electron microscope. Both morphologies have a solid core with a layer of nanoparticles on the surface. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy by scanning transmission electron microscopy studies reveal that the nanoparticles are a nickel oxide, while the core material is pure nickel.

Zuhlke, Craig A.; Anderson, Troy P.; Alexander, Dennis R. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 (United States)] [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 (United States)

2013-09-16

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Insights into the chemical composition of Equisetum hyemale by high resolution Raman imaging.  

PubMed

Equisetaceae has been of research interest for decades, as it is one of the oldest living plant families, and also due to its high accumulation of silica up to 25% dry wt. Aspects of silica deposition, its association with other biomolecules, as well as the chemical composition of the outer strengthening tissue still remain unclear. These questions were addressed by using high resolution (<1 microm) Confocal Raman microscopy. Two-dimensional spectral maps were acquired on cross sections of Equisetum hyemale and Raman images calculated by integrating over the intensity of characteristic spectral regions. This enabled direct visualization of differences in chemical composition and extraction of average spectra from defined regions for detailed analyses, including principal component analysis (PCA) and basis analysis (partial least square fit based on model spectra). Accumulation of silica was imaged in the knobs and in a thin layer below the cuticula. In the spectrum extracted from the knob region as main contributions, a broad band below 500 cm(-1) attributed to amorphous silica, and a band at 976 cm(-1) assigned to silanol groups, were found. From this, we concluded that these protrusions were almost pure amorphous, hydrated silica. No silanol group vibration was detected in the silicified epidermal layer below and association with pectin and hemicelluloses indicated. Pectin and hemicelluloses (glucomannan) were found in high levels in the epidermal layer and in a clearly distinguished outer part of the hypodermal sterome fibers. The inner part of the two-layered cells revealed as almost pure cellulose, oriented parallel along the fiber. PMID:18057960

Gierlinger, Notburga; Sapei, Lanny; Paris, Oskar

2008-04-01

208

Method of forming a chemical composition  

DOEpatents

A method of forming a chemical composition such as a chemical hydride is described and which includes the steps of selecting a composition having chemical bonds and which is capable of forming a chemical hydride; providing a source of hydrogen; and exposing the selected composition to an amount of ionizing radiation to encourage the changing of the chemical bonds of the selected composition, and chemically reacting the selected composition with the source of hydrogen to facilitate the formation of a chemical hydride.

Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Klingler, Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Zollinger, William T. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wendt, Kraig M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2007-10-09

209

Chemical analysis and biological testing of materials from the EDS coal liquefaction process: a status report  

SciTech Connect

Representative process materials were obtained from the EDS pilot plant for chemical and biological analyses. These materials were characterized for biological activity and chemical composition using a microbial mutagenicity assay and chromatographic and mass spectrometric analytical techniques. The two highest boiling distillation cuts, as well as process solvent (PS) obtained from the bottoms recycle mode operation, were tested for initiation of mouse skin tumorigenicity. All three materials were active; the crude 800/sup 0 +/F cut was substantially more potent than the crude bottoms recycle PS or 750 to 800/sup 0/F distillate cut. Results from chemical analyses showed the EDS materials, in general, to be more highly alkylated and have higher hydroaromatic content than analogous SRC II process materials (no in-line process hydrogenation) used for comparison. In the microbial mutagenicity assays the N-PAC fractions showed greater activity than did the aliphatic hydrocarbon, hydroxy-PAH, or PAH fractions, although mutagenicity was detected in certain PAH fractions by a modified version of the standard microbial mutagenicity assay. Mutagenic activities for the EDS materials were lower, overall, than those for the corresponding materials from the SRC II process. The EDS materials produced under different operational modes had distinguishable differences in both their chemical constituency and biological activity. The primary differences between the EDS materials studied here and their SRC II counterparts used for comparison are most likely attributable to the incorporation of catalytic hydrogenation in the EDS process. 27 references, 28 figures, 27 tables.

Later, D.W.; Pelroy, R.A.; Wilson, B.W.

1984-05-01

210

Elastomer actuators: systematic improvement in properties by use of composite materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) have attracted increasing attention over the last few years owing to their outstanding properties, e.g. their large actuation strains, high energy density, and pliability, which have opened up a wide spectrum of potential applications in fields ranging from microengineering to medical prosthetics. There is consequently a huge demand for new elastomer materials with improved properties to enhance the performance of DEAs and to overcome the limitations associated with currently available materials, such as the need for high activation voltages and the poor long-term stability. The electrostatic pressure that activates dielectric elastomers can be increased by higher permittivity of the elastomer and thus may lead to lower activation voltages. This has led us to consider composite elastomeric dielectrics based on thermoplastic elastomers or PDMS, and conductive polyaniline or ceramic (soft doped PZT) powder fillers. The potential of such materials and strategies to counter the adverse effects of increased conductivity and elastic modulus are discussed.

Molberg, Martin; Leterrier, Yves; Plummer, Christopher J. G.; Löwe, Christiane; Opris, Dorina M.; Clemens, Frank; Månson, Jan-Anders E.

2010-04-01

211

Electromagnetic properties of Permendur granular composite materials containing flaky particles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electromagnetic properties of Permendur (Fe50Co50 alloy) granular composite materials containing flaky particle have been studied from the RF to microwave frequency range. Properties of the flaky particle composites were compared with the spherical particle ones. The electrical conductivity of the flaky particle composite was higher than that of the spherical particle composite at the same particle content. An insulator to metal transition was observed at the percolation threshold ?c in both composites. The ?c of the flaky particle composite was lower than that of the spherical one. The relative complex permittivity indicates that the insulating state has dielectric properties. For the spherical particle composite, the permittivity enhancement caused by particle cluster formation can be described by the effective cluster model (ECM). The enhancement of the dielectric constant in the flaky particle composite is larger than the ECM prediction. A negative permittivity spectrum indicating a low frequency plasmonic state was observed in the metallic 70 vol. % flaky particle composite. The relative complex permeability spectra of the flaky particle composite are different from those of the spherical one. The flaky particle composite shows a larger permeability value and lower permeability dispersion frequency than the spherical particle composite. Negative permeability spectra were observed in the both composite materials. The negative permeability frequency band of the flaky particle composite is lower than that of the spherical particle composite owing to the demagnetizing field effect.

Kasagi, Teruhiro; Tsutaoka, Takanori; Hatakeyama, Kenichi

2014-10-01

212

The foliar endophytic fungal community composition in Cirsium arvense is affected by mycorrhizal colonization and soil nutrient content.  

PubMed

Foliar fungal endophytes are ubiquitous, but understudied symbionts of most plant species; relatively little is known about the factors affecting their occurrence, diversity and abundance. We tested the effects of soil nutrient content and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) colonization on the occurrence of foliar endophytic fungi in Cirsium arvense in two field studies. In the first study, we assessed relationships between soil moisture, organic matter, carbon and nitrogen content and plant water, nitrogen and carbon content and AM colonization and the occurrence of foliar endophytic fungal species. In the second study, we manipulated soil nutrient content and AM colonization of potted seedlings and identified differences in endophytic fungal species composition of the leaves and stems. The results reveal that endophytes can occur either more or less frequently, depending on soil nutrient and plant water content and AM colonization. We propose that these patterns were the result of differences in fungal growth responses to nutrient availability in the leaves, which can be affected by resources obtained from the soil or symbiotic fungi in the roots. PMID:21036343

Eschen, René; Hunt, Stephanie; Mykura, Charlotte; Gange, Alan C; Sutton, Brian C

2010-01-01

213

Titan's Interior Chemical Composition: A Thermochemical Assessment*  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the interior composition of Titan using thermal chemical equilibrium calculations that are valid to high pressures and temperatures. The equations of state are based on exponential-6 fluid theory and have been validated against experimental data up to a few Mbars in pressure and approximately 20000K in temperature. In addition to CHNO molecules, we account for multi-phases of carbon, water and a variety of metals such as Al and Fe, and their oxides. With these fluid equations of state, chemical equilibrium is calculated for a set of product species. As the temperature and pressure evolves for increasing depth in the interior, the chemical equilibrium shifts. We assume that Titan is initially composed of comet material, which we assume to be solar, except for hydrogen, which we take to be depleted by a factor 1/690. We find that a significant amount of nitrogen is in the form of n2, rather than nh3. Moreover, above 12 kbars, as is the interior pressure of Titan, a significant amount of the carbon is in the form of graphite, rather than co2 and ch4. We discuss the implications of these results for understanding the atmospheric and surface composition of Titan. • This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-Eng-48.

Howard, Michael; Zaug, J. M.; Khare, B. N.; McKay, C. P.

2007-10-01

214

Evaluation of prediction equations to estimate gross, digestible, and metabolizable energy content of maize dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) for swine based on chemical composition  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The objective of this study was to cross-validate prediction equations to estimate the concentration of gross energy (GE), digestible energy (DE), and metabolizable energy (ME) among sources of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with variable chemical composition in growing pigs. Publ...

215

Synthesis and characteristics of form-stable n-octadecane/expanded graphite composite phase change materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

N-octadecane/expanded graphite composite phase-change materials were prepared by absorbing liquid n-octadecane into the expanded graphite. The n-octadecane was used as the phase-change material for thermal energy storage, and the expanded graphite acted as the supporting material. Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal diffusivity measurement were used to determine the chemical structure, crystalline phase, microstructure and thermal diffusivity of the composite phase-change materials, respectively. The thermal properties and thermal stability were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The DSC results indicated that the composite phase-change materials exhibited the same phase-transition characteristics as the n-octadecane and their latent heat increased with the n-octadecane content in composite phase-change materials. The SEM results showed that the n-octadecane was well absorbed in the porous network of the expanded graphite, and there was no leakage of the n-octadecane from the composites even when it was in the molten state.

Li, Hui; Liu, Xu; Fang, Gui-Yin

2010-09-01

216

Durability of aircraft composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Confidence in the long term durability of advanced composites is developed through a series of flight service programs. Service experience is obtained by installing secondary and primary composite components on commercial and military transport aircraft and helicopters. Included are spoilers, rudders, elevators, ailerons, fairings and wing boxes on transport aircraft and doors, fairings, tail rotors, vertical fins, and horizontal stabilizers on helicopters. Materials included in the evaluation are boron/epoxy, Kevlar/epoxy, graphite/epoxy and boron/aluminum. Inspection, maintenance, and repair results for the components in service are reported. The effects of long term exposure to laboratory, flight, and outdoor environmental conditions are reported for various composite materials. Included are effects of moisture absorption, ultraviolet radiation, and aircraft fuels and fluids.

Dextern, H. B.

1982-01-01

217

Joining of polymer composite materials  

SciTech Connect

Under ideal conditions load bearing structures would be designed without joints, thus eliminating a source of added weight, complexity and weakness. In reality the need for accessibility, repair, and inspectability, added to the size limitations imposed by the manufacturing process and transportation/assembly requirements mean that some minimum number of joints will be required in most structures. The designer generally has two methods for joining fiber composite materials, adhesive bonding and mechanical fastening. As the use of thermoplastic materials increases, a third joining technique -- welding -- will become more common. It is the purpose of this document to provide a review of the available sources pertinent to the design of joints in fiber composites. The primary emphasis is given to adhesive bonding and mechanical fastening with information coming from documentary sources as old as 1961 and as recent as 1989. A third, shorter section on composite welding is included in order to provide a relatively comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Magness, F.H.

1990-11-01

218

Modeling of chemical vapor infiltration process for fabrication of carbon–carbon composites by finite difference methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

A finite difference (FD)-based method is proposed to describe the chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) processes for fabrication of carbon–carbon composites. The continuous, unsteady-state CVI processing can be divided into many discrete steady-state depositions by this model. Long cylindroid unidirectional carbon–carbon composites are prepared using the isothermal CVI technique to verify the accuracy of the FD methods. Experimental research shows that

Xianghui Hou; Hejun Li; Yixi Chen; Kezhi Li

1999-01-01

219

Fabrication of SiC fiber reinforced SiC composite by chemical vapor infiltration for excellent mechanical properties  

Microsoft Academic Search

The process optimization for the forced-flow\\/thermal gradient chemical vapor infiltrated SiC based composites with an advanced SiC fiber(Tyranno SA) was carried out. The new SiC\\/SiC composites had a lower porosity and the uniform distribution of pores compared with conventional CVI. The uniform interphases between SiC fibers and matrix could be obtained by reversing the gas-flow direction mid-way through the coating

N. Igawa; T. Taguchi; T. Nozawa; L. L. Snead; T. Hinoki; J. C. McLaughlin; Y. Katoh; S. Jitsukawa; A. Kohyama

2005-01-01

220

Fabrication and evaluation of low fiber content alumina fiber/aluminum composites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The mechanical fabrication of low volume percent fiber, polycrystalline alumina fiber reinforced aluminum composites was accomplished. Wire preform material was prepared by liquid-metal infiltration of alumina fiber bundles. The wires were subsequently encapsulated with aluminum foil and fabricated into bulk composite material by hot-drawing. Extensive mechanical, thermal and chemical testing was conducted on preform and bulk material to develop a process and material data base. In addition, a preliminary investigation of mechanical forming of bulk alumina fiber reinforced aluminum composite material was conducted.

Hack, J. E.; Strempek, G. C.

1980-01-01

221

Utilization of composite materials by the US Army: A look ahead  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of the use of composite materials in the Army is given. Important efforts to document design information, supporting research, and some national applications for composite materials are given. The use of Kevlar fiber in both vests and helmets for the soldier is outlined. The advantages of using fiberglass in the hull of the Bradley fighting ground vehicle is given. The full potential of composite materials is realized in the recently awarded LH Comanche RAH-66 program. The use of composites for application to rocket motor uses, wings, fins, and casings is under development. Because of the uncertain funding profile, it is more important than ever that technology planning provide the basis for effective prioritization and leveraging of the tech base efforts involving advanced materials.

Chait, Richard

1992-01-01

222

Mechanical properties of composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A composite material incorporates high strength, high modulus fibers in a matrix (polymer, metal, or ceramic). The fibers may be oriented in a manner to give varying in-plane properties (longitudinal, transverse-stress, strain, and modulus of elasticity). The lay-up of the composite laminates is such that a center line of symmetry and no bending moment exist through the thickness. The laminates are tabbed, with either aluminum or fiberglass, and are ready for tensile testing. The determination of the tensile properties of resin matrix composites, reinforced by continuous fibers, is outlined in ASTM standard D 3039, Tensile Properties of Oriented Fiber Composites. The tabbed flat tensile coupons are placed into the grips of a tensile machine and load-deformation curves plotted. The load-deformation data are translated into stress-strain curves for determination of mechanical properties (ultimate tensile strength and modulus of elasticity).

Thornton, H. Richard; Cornwell, L. R.

1993-01-01

223

Nonlinear Dynamic Properties of Layered Composite Materials  

SciTech Connect

We present an application of the asymptotic homogenization method to study wave propagation in a one-dimensional composite material consisting of a matrix material and coated inclusions. Physical nonlinearity is taken into account by considering the composite's components as a Murnaghan material, structural nonlinearity is caused by the bonding condition between the components.

Andrianov, Igor V.; Topol, Heiko; Weichert, Dieter [Institute of General Mechanics, RWTH Aachen University, Termplergraben 64, Aachen, D-52062 (Germany); Danishevs'kyy, Vladyslav V. [Prydniprovs'ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dnipropetrovs'k, Chernishevs'kogo 24a, UA-49600 (Ukraine)

2010-09-30

224

Characterization of the failure process in composite materials by the Fiber Bundle Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our aim in this paper is to investigate the time distribution of the monomer intact fiber of a bundle model of fibers subject to a constant external load. Breaking process is created by thermally induced stress fluctuations followed by load redistribution with the local load-sharing rule (LLS) which subsequently leads to an avalanche of breakings. The results showed that the maximum number of the intact fiber monomer (MNIFM) was observed at time t1 proportional to the materials failure time tf independently of the temperature value (t1? 1/3 tf). So, this parameter can characterize clearly the avalanche phenomenon observed in the failure process of the composite materials. Moreover, we have found that MNIFM presents a Gaussian variation with the applied load and exhibits a power law with the size of the system. The MNIFM temperature dependence was also investigated in this study.

Hader, A.; Achik, I.; Lahyani, A.; Sbiaai, K.; Boughaleb, Y.

2014-07-01

225

Quantitative Chemical Mapping of Nanostructured "Onionlike" Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Polystyrene Composite Particles by Soft  

E-print Network

Quantitative Chemical Mapping of Nanostructured "Onionlike" Poly(methyl methacrylate for industrial performance. Therefore, many studies have focused on controlling the morphology of particles as impact-resistant materials and as microprobes for near-field scanning optical microscopy. The formation

Hitchcock, Adam P.

226

MATERIAL COMPOSITIONS FOR REINFORCING IONIC POLYMER COMPOSITES  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The invention is related to the preparation of an ionic polymer composition containing soy spent flakes, defatted soy flour, or soy protein concentrate composite reinforcement. The composite composition is formed by incorporating soy spent flakes, defatted soy flour, or soy protein concentrate comp...

227

Surface Chemical Compositions and Dispersity of Starch Nanocrystals Formed by Sulfuric and Hydrochloric Acid Hydrolysis  

PubMed Central

Surface chemical compositions of starch nanocrystals (SNC) prepared using sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) hydrolysis were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and FT-IR. The results showed that carboxyl groups and sulfate esters were presented in SNC after hydrolysis with H2SO4, while no sulfate esters were detected in SNC during HCl-hydrolysis. TEM results showed that, compared to H2SO4-hydrolyzed sample, a wider size distribution of SNC prepared by HCl-hydrolysis were observed. Zeta-potentials were ?23.1 and ?5.02 mV for H2SO4- and HCl-hydrolyzed SNC suspensions at pH 6.5, respectively. Nevertheless, the zeta-potential values decreased to ?32.3 and ?10.2 mV as the dispersion pH was adjusted to 10.6. After placed 48 h at pH 10.6, zeta-potential increased to ?24.1 mV for H2SO4-hydrolyzed SNC, while no change was detected for HCl-hydrolyzed one. The higher zeta-potential and relative small particle distribution of SNC caused more stable suspensions compared to HCl-hydrolyzed sample. PMID:24586246

Wei, Benxi; Xu, Xueming; Jin, Zhengyu; Tian, Yaoqi

2014-01-01

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Diffusion and chemical composition of TiN xO y thin films studied by Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thickness and chemical composition of the TiN xO y thin films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering from Ti target at controllable oxygen flow rate were determined by Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) using 2 MeV He + ions. The films were deposited on carbon foils and amorphous silica (a-SiO 2) substrates at 25 °C and 250 °C. The estimated film thickness is of 75-100 nm. The O/Ti atomic ratio in the films increases up to 1.5 with increasing oxygen flow rate, while that of N/Ti decreases from about 1.1 for TiN to 0.4 at the highest oxygen flow rate. Substantial out-diffusion of carbon from the substrate is observed which is independent of the substrate temperature. Films grown onto a-SiO 2 substrates can be treated as homogeneous single layers without interdiffusion. It is more difficult to determine the nitrogen and oxygen content due to superposition of RBS signals arising from film and substrate. RBS analysis of the depth profile indicates that for the investigated films the carbon diffusion and oxidation not only at the topmost surface layers but over the bulk of the films were found. Comparison with XPS results indicates substantial oxygen adsorption at the surface of TiN x thin films obtained at zero oxygen flow rate.

Drogowska, K.; Kim-Ngan, N.-T. H.; Balogh, A. G.; Radecka, M.; Brudnik, A.; Zakrzewska, K.; Tarnawski, Z.

2010-06-01

229

Vector diagram of the chemical compositions of tektites and earth lavas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The chemical compositions of tektites and various volcanic glasses, similar in composition to tektites are compared by a petrochemical method. The advantage of the method is that a large number of chemical analyses of igneous rocks can be graphically compared with the help of vectors, plotted in relation to six parameters. These parameters, calculated from ratios of the main oxides given by silicate analysis, reflect the chief characteristics of igneous rock. Material for the study was suppled by data from chemical analysis characterizing tektites of all known locations and data from chemical analyses of obsidians similar in chemical composition to tektites of various petrographical provinces.

Kvasha, L. G.; Gorshkov, G. S.

1978-01-01

230

Material composition optimization for heat-resisting FGMs by artificial neural network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unless the material composition field in functionally graded materials (FGM) is assumed a priori, an explicit relation between the objective function and the design variables is almost hard to derive. This implicitness naturally leads to the use of finite difference scheme for the sensitivity analysis in the numerical optimization, but which requires the remarkably long CPU time when the objective

J. R. Cho; S. W. Shin

2004-01-01

231

Chemical processing of lunar materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The paper highlights recent work on the general problem of processing lunar materials. The discussion covers lunar source materials, refined products, motivations for using lunar materials, and general considerations for a lunar or space processing plant. Attention is given to chemical processing through various techniques, including electrolysis of molten silicates, carbothermic/silicothermic reduction, carbo-chlorination process, NaOH basic-leach process, and HF acid-leach process. Several options for chemical processing of lunar materials are well within the state of the art of applied chemistry and chemical engineering to begin development based on the extensive knowledge of lunar materials.

Criswell, D. R.; Waldron, R. D.

1979-01-01

232

Asymmetric Dielectric Elastomer Composite Material  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Embodiments of the invention provide a dielectric elastomer composite material comprising a plurality of elastomer-coated electrodes arranged in an assembly. Embodiments of the invention provide improved force output over prior DEs by producing thinner spacing between electrode surfaces. This is accomplished by coating electrodes directly with uncured elastomer in liquid form and then assembling a finished component (which may be termed an actuator) from coated electrode components.

Stewart, Brian K. (Inventor)

2014-01-01

233

Influence of composition and thermal history of volcanic glasses on water content as determined by  

E-print Network

and (Fe3+ )IV in calcalkaline (rhyolite to basaltic andesite) and alkaline (trachyte, phonolite to alkali to an external standard is only faintly composition-dependent for Si-rich alkaline glasses (trachytes­phonolites

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

234

Compositional analysis by thermogravimetry  

SciTech Connect

This book contains 22 papers by various contributors. They are grouped into four sections: General Papers, Compositional Analysis of Polymeric Materials, Compositional Analysis Using Hyphenated TG Techniques and New Instrumental Concepts, and Compositional Analysis of Inorganics, Fuels, Minerals, and Raw Materials. An author and subject index are included; references date from the 1960s to the present.

Earnest, C.M. (ed.)

1988-01-01

235

Zirconia/alumina functionally gradiented composites by electrophoretic deposition techniques  

SciTech Connect

Continuous variation of composition, and thus of physical property, is characteristic of a functionally gradiented material (FGM). Such composite find applications in extreme thermal shielding, the joining of ceramics to metals, optical/electronic functions, and biomaterial implant development. FGMs have been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), plasma spraying, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, and green forming followed by sintering. An electrophoretic deposition and sintering route was used to prepare YSZ/Al[sub 2]O[sub 3] composites with a compositional gradient. The YSZ content was continuously decreased from the YSZ-rich surface to the Al[sub 2]O[sub 3]-rich surface. Microstructural and Vickers hardness (16--24 GPa) evidence tracked the compositional development, and the indentation fracture toughness was found to vary across the section (10--3 MPa[center dot]m[sup 1/2]).

Sarkar, P.; Huang, Xuening; Nicholson, P.S. (McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

1993-04-01

236

What controls the composition of weathered materials transported by large river systems (Invited)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The critical zone of the Earth is a complex reactor where physical, biological and chemical processes interact to transform the crustal rocks into weathered materials. The river system is selectively transporting materials according to the intensity of physical erosion and the transport capacity of the river system it self. The main advantage of rivers is that they integrate the diversity

J. Gaillardet; J. Bouchez; L. Maurice

2009-01-01

237

An Overview of Recent Development in Composite Catalysts from Porous Materials for Various Reactions and Processes  

PubMed Central

Catalysts are important to the chemical industry and environmental remediation due to their effective conversion of one chemical into another. Among them, composite catalysts have attracted continuous attention during the past decades. Nowadays, composite catalysts are being used more and more to meet the practical catalytic performance requirements in the chemical industry of high activity, high selectivity and good stability. In this paper, we reviewed our recent work on development of composite catalysts, mainly focusing on the composite catalysts obtained from porous materials such as zeolites, mesoporous materials, carbon nanotubes (CNT), etc. Six types of porous composite catalysts are discussed, including amorphous oxide modified zeolite composite catalysts, zeolite composites prepared by co-crystallization or overgrowth, hierarchical porous catalysts, host-guest porous composites, inorganic and organic mesoporous composite catalysts, and polymer/CNT composite catalysts. PMID:20559508

Xie, Zaiku; Liu, Zhicheng; Wang, Yangdong; Yang, Qihua; Xu, Longya; Ding, Weiping

2010-01-01

238

APPLICATION OF TIME-DOMAIN NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE TO QUANTIFY OIL CONTENT IN STARCH-OIL COMPOSITES PREPARED BY EXCESS STEAM JET-COOKING  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Stable dispersions of starch-oil composites can be obtained by excess steam jet-cooking aqueous slurries of starch and hydrophobic materials such as vegetable oils. These composites consist of uniformly suspended starch-coated oil droplets (1-10 micrometers in diameter). These composites can conta...

239

Effects of activated carbon characteristics on the electrosorption capacity of titanium dioxide/activated carbon composite electrode materials prepared by a microwave-assisted ionothermal synthesis method.  

PubMed

Titanium dioxide (TiO2)/ activated carbon (AC) composite materials, as capacitive deionization electrodes, were prepared by a two-step microwave-assisted ionothermal synthesis method. The electrosorption capacity of the composite electrodes was studied and the effects of AC characteristics were explored. These effects were investigated by multiple analytical techniques, including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, thermogravimetry analysis and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, etc. The experimental results indicated that the electrosorption capacity of the TiO2/AC composite electrode is dependent on the characteristics of AC including the pore structure and the surface property. An enhancement in electrosorption capacity was observed for the TiO2/AC composite electrode prepared from the AC with higher mesopore content and less hydrophilic surface. This enhancement is due to the deposition of anatase TiO2 with suitable amount of Ti-OH. On the other hand, a decline in electrosorption capacity was observed for the TiO2/AC composite electrode prepared from the AC with higher micropore content and highly hydrophilic surface. High content of hydrogen bond complex formed between the functional group on hydrophilic surface with H2O, which will slow down the TiO2 precursor-H2O reaction. In such situation, the effect of TiO2 becomes unfavorable as the loading amount of TiO2 is less and the micropore can also be blocked. PMID:25576198

Liu, Po-I; Chung, Li-Ching; Ho, Chia-Hua; Shao, Hsin; Liang, Teh-Ming; Horng, Ren-Yang; Chang, Min-Chao; Ma, Chen-Chi M

2015-05-15

240

Preparation, chemical composition and storage studies of quamachil (Pithecellobium dulce L.) aril powder.  

PubMed

Quamachil aril powder samples were prepared and evaluated for chemical composition and sensory quality by packing in two packaging systems during storage for six months. The protein contents were 12.4 and 15.0% in white and pink aril powders respectively. The titrable acidity of white and pink aril powders were 2.4 and 4.8% respectively. Ca and Fe contents in white aril powder samples were 60 and 12 mg/100 g where as in pink aril powder 62 and 16 mg/100 g, respectively. The anthocyanin content in pink powder decreased from 50.5 to 11.2 and 14.1 mg/100 g in samples packed in polyethylene (PE) and metalised polyester polyethylene laminated pouches respectively. Total polyphenol amount increased in both the powders irrespective of packaging material. Sorption isotherms indicated that both white and pink aril powders were hygroscopic and equilibrated at low relative humidity of 28 and 32%, respectively. PMID:23572721

Rao, Galla Narsing; Nagender, Allani; Satyanarayana, Akula; Rao, Dubasi Govardhana

2011-02-01

241

Composite structural materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The composite aircraft program component (CAPCOMP) is a graduate level project conducted in parallel with a composite structures program. The composite aircraft program glider (CAPGLIDE) is an undergraduate demonstration project which has as its objectives the design, fabrication, and testing of a foot launched ultralight glider using composite structures. The objective of the computer aided design (COMPAD) portion of the composites project is to provide computer tools for the analysis and design of composite structures. The major thrust of COMPAD is in the finite element area with effort directed at implementing finite element analysis capabilities and developing interactive graphics preprocessing and postprocessing capabilities. The criteria for selecting research projects to be conducted under the innovative and supporting research (INSURE) program are described.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1981-01-01

242

Prediction of Local Ultimate Strain and Toughness of Trabecular Bone Tissue by Raman Material Composition Analysis  

PubMed Central

Clinical studies indicate that bone mineral density correlates with fracture risk at the population level but does not correlate with individual fracture risk well. Current research aims to better understand the failure mechanism of bone and to identify key determinants of bone quality, thus improving fracture risk prediction. To get a better understanding of bone strength, it is important to analyze tissue-level properties not influenced by macro- or microarchitectural factors. The aim of this pilot study was to identify whether and to what extent material properties are correlated with mechanical properties at the tissue level. The influence of macro- or microarchitectural factors was excluded by testing individual trabeculae. Previously reported data of mechanical parameters measured in single trabeculae under tension and bending and its compositional properties measured by Raman spectroscopy was evaluated. Linear and multivariate regressions show that bone matrix quality but not quantity was significantly and independently correlated with the tissue-level ultimate strain and postyield work (r = 0.65–0.94). Principal component analysis extracted three independent components explaining 86% of the total variance, representing elastic, yield, and ultimate components according to the included mechanical parameters. Some matrix parameters were both included in the ultimate component, indicating that the variation in ultimate strain and postyield work could be largely explained by Raman-derived compositional parameters. PMID:25695083

Stüssi, Edgar; Müller, Ralph

2015-01-01

243

Prediction of local ultimate strain and toughness of trabecular bone tissue by Raman material composition analysis.  

PubMed

Clinical studies indicate that bone mineral density correlates with fracture risk at the population level but does not correlate with individual fracture risk well. Current research aims to better understand the failure mechanism of bone and to identify key determinants of bone quality, thus improving fracture risk prediction. To get a better understanding of bone strength, it is important to analyze tissue-level properties not influenced by macro- or microarchitectural factors. The aim of this pilot study was to identify whether and to what extent material properties are correlated with mechanical properties at the tissue level. The influence of macro- or microarchitectural factors was excluded by testing individual trabeculae. Previously reported data of mechanical parameters measured in single trabeculae under tension and bending and its compositional properties measured by Raman spectroscopy was evaluated. Linear and multivariate regressions show that bone matrix quality but not quantity was significantly and independently correlated with the tissue-level ultimate strain and postyield work (r = 0.65-0.94). Principal component analysis extracted three independent components explaining 86% of the total variance, representing elastic, yield, and ultimate components according to the included mechanical parameters. Some matrix parameters were both included in the ultimate component, indicating that the variation in ultimate strain and postyield work could be largely explained by Raman-derived compositional parameters. PMID:25695083

Carretta, Roberto; Stüssi, Edgar; Müller, Ralph; Lorenzetti, Silvio

2015-01-01

244

Health, safety and environmental requirements for composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The health, safety and environmental requirements for the production of composite materials are discussed. The areas covered include: (1) chemical identification for each chemical; (2) toxicology; (3) industrial hygiene; (4) fire and safety; (5) environmental aspects; and (6) medical concerns.

Hazer, Kathleen A.

1994-01-01

245

Composite Materials: Sticks and Glue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This learning activity will provide a good example of "the effect on strength and stiffness of a material when it is manufactured as a composite." Popsicle sticks will be used to demonstrate the difference between singular materials and composite materials. Students will be able to see the added benefits of using composite materials. This activity would be suitable for elementary school through college level students, with each grade level gaining different educational benefits. The lesson should take from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on grade level. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.

Stoebe, Thomas G.

246

Barium content of benthic foraminifera controlled by bottom-water composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE carbon isotope ratio (delta13C) and cadmium content (Cd\\/Ca) of benthic foraminifera shells have been used to reconstruct deep-water circulation patterns of the glacial oceans1-7. These tracers co-vary with phosphorus in the modern ocean because they are nearly quantitatively regenerated from sinking biological debris in the upper water column. Hence they can be used to reconstruct the distribution of labile

D. Lea; E. Boyle

1989-01-01

247

Chemical Composition, Modulatory Bacterial Resistance and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil the Hyptis martiusii Benth by Direct and Gaseous Contact  

PubMed Central

Background: Several studies have shown that species of the genus Hyptis, have promising antimicrobial and antifungal effects. Objectives: Identify of chemical constituents of essential oil from leaves of Hyptis martiusii and evaluate its effect against bacterial strains by direct and gaseous contact. Materials and Methods: Essential oil was extracted from leaves of Hyptis martiusii Benth using hydro-distillation, and its composition was determined using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Chemical analysis showed that there was a predominance of sesquiterpenes. The leaf essential oil was screened for its minimal inhibitory concentration and modulatory effect of aminoglycoside by the direct (MIC) and gaseous (MID) micro-dilution assays for various pathogenic microorganisms. The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of all of the tested bacteria (MIC < 512 ?g/mL) except S. aureus (SA358) multidrug resistant (MRSA) by direct contact. Results: Twenty-four compounds representing 92.13% of the essential oil of leaves were characterized; ? -3-carene (6.88%), 1, 8-cineole (7.01%), trans-caryophyllene (9.21%), Cariophyllene oxide (7.47%) and bicyclogermacrene (10.61%) were found as the major components. Modulatory aminoglycoside effect, by direct contact, was showed antagonistic relationship with antimicrobial activity. The gaseous component of the oil inhibited the bacterial growth of all of the tested bacteria in 50% and 25% of oil concentration and demonstrated synergistic interactions can be attributed to the constituting the oil compounds. Conclusions: These results show that this oil influences the activity of the antibiotic and may be used as an adjuvant in the antibiotic therapy of respiratory tract bacterial pathogens. PMID:25237640

de Oliveira, Allan Demetrius Leite; Galvao Rodrigue, Fabiola Fernandes; Douglas Melo Coutinho, Henrique; da Costa, Jose Galberto Martins; de Menezes, Irwin Rose Alencar

2014-01-01

248

Comparative chemical composition of the essential oils obtained by microwave-assisted hydrodistillation and hydrodistillation from Agrimonia pilosa LEDEB. Collected in three different regions of China.  

PubMed

Conventional hydrodistillation (HD) and microwave-assisted hydrodistillation (MAHD) were performed to obtain the volatile oils of Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. harvested in three different regions of China, which were subsequently characterized by GC-FID and GC/MS analyses. Compared with HD, MAHD was advantageous in terms of energy savings and extraction time (60 vs. 240?min for MAHD and HD, resp.). The chemical composition varied among the different oils obtained, and the variations in the contents of the main constituents of the oils were irregular. Hence, these variations affected both the quantity and composition of the oils. The oil yields (0.15-0.21%) were affected by the method of extraction and the region of harvest, with the maximum amount of oil obtained by MAHD for the plants collected in Hubei (HB) and the minimum yield obtained by HD for the plants from Zhejing (ZJ). Hexadecanoic acid constituted the major compound of the essential oils, with the highest content found in the oil obtained by HD for plants from HB (41.18%) and the lowest one found in the oil obtained by MAHD from plants from ZJ (11.83%). Microwave irradiation did not adversely affect the composition of the essential oils. The findings show that MAHD is a modern, green, and fast technology. PMID:22422533

Wang, Hongwu; Liu, Yanqing; Wei, Shoulian; Yan, Zijun; Jin, Xing

2012-03-01

249

Assessment of The Compatibility of Composite Materials With High-Test Hydrogen Peroxide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The compatibility of composite materials with high-test hydrogen peroxide (HTP) was assessed using various chemical and mechanical techniques. Methods included classical schemes combining concentration assay with accelerated aging by means of a heated water bath. Exothermic reactivity was observed using Isothermal Microcalorimetry. Mechanical Properties testing determined degradation of the composite material. Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy was used to monitor chemical alteration of the resin matrix. Other materials were examined including some polymers and metals.

Gostowski, Rudy; Griffin, Dennis E. (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

250

Chemical composition of Pinus sibirica (Pinaceae).  

PubMed

Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica), also known as Siberian cedar pine and Siberian cedar, is an important plant that has been long used as a source of natural compounds and materials (wood, needles, soft resin, turpentine, colophony). Its chemical composition has been studied well enough; however, to our surprise, no articles that compile the phytochemical data have been published so far. Presumably, this is due to the fact that most of the studies were published in journals difficult to access and not indexed by search systems. This review, for the first time, presents a systematic compilation of available data of secondary metabolites occurring in the needles, shoots, bark, wood, seeds, and oleoresin of Pinus sibirica. PMID:25641836

Rogachev, Artem D; Salakhutdinov, Nariman F

2015-01-01

251

Composite structural materials. [aircraft structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The use of filamentary composite materials in the design and construction of primary aircraft structures is considered with emphasis on efforts to develop advanced technology in the areas of physical properties, structural concepts and analysis, manufacturing, and reliability and life prediction. The redesign of a main spar/rib region on the Boeing 727 elevator near its actuator attachment point is discussed. A composite fabrication and test facility is described as well as the use of minicomputers for computer aided design. Other topics covered include (1) advanced structural analysis methids for composites; (2) ultrasonic nondestructive testing of composite structures; (3) optimum combination of hardeners in the cure of epoxy; (4) fatigue in composite materials; (5) resin matrix characterization and properties; (6) postbuckling analysis of curved laminate composite panels; and (7) acoustic emission testing of composite tensile specimens.

Ansell, G. S.; Loewy, R. G.; Wiberley, S. E.

1980-01-01

252

Controlling charge transport in blue organic light-emitting devices by chemical functionalization of host materials  

SciTech Connect

Generation of white light from OLEDs for general lighting applications requires a highly efficient blue component. However, a stable and power efficient blue OLED component with simple device architecture remains a significant challenge partly due to lack of appropriate host materials. Here we report the photophysical and device properties of ambipolar host phosphine oxide based materials. In this work, we studied the effect of the structural modification made to phosphine oxide-based hosts on the charge balance. We observed significant changes in charge transport within the host occurred upon small modifications to their chemical structure. As a result, an alteration of the chemical design of these materials allows for the control of charge balance of the OLED.

Polikarpov, Evgueni; Koech, Phillip K.; Wang, Liang; Swensen, James S.; Cosimbescu, Lelia; Rainbolt, James E.; Von Ruden, Amber L.; Gaspar, Daniel J.; Padmaperuma, Asanga B.

2011-01-18

253

Nondestructive evaluation of advanced ceramic composite materials  

SciTech Connect

Nondestructive evaluation techniques were developed to characterize performance degrading conditions in continuous fiber-reinforced silicon carbide/silicon carbide composites. Porosity, fiber-matrix interface bond strength, and physical damage were among the conditions studied. The material studied is formed by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) of the matrix material into a preform of woven reinforcing fibers. Acoustic, ultrasonic, and vibration response techniques were studied. Porosity was investigated because of its inherent presence in the CVI process and of the resultant degradation of material strength. Correlations between porosity and ultrasonic attenuation and velocity were clearly demonstrated. The ability of ultrasonic transmission scanning techniques to map variations in porosity in a single sample was also demonstrated. The fiber-matrix interface bond was studied because of its importance in determining the fracture toughness of the material. Correlations between interface bonding and acoustic and ultrasonic properties were observed. These results are presented along with those obtained form acoustic and vibration response measurements on material samples subjected to mechanical impact damage. This is the final report on research sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Advanced Research and Technology Development Materials Program. 10 refs., 24 figs., 2 tabs.

Lott, L.A.; Kunerth, D.C.; Walter, J.B.

1991-09-01

254

Development and characterisation of high-speed steel matrix composites gradient materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Powder metallurgy (P\\/M) offers the advantage to obtain a composite material with a high content of reinforcement and, consequently, with a big hardness as well as the possibility of changing the composition as a function of the requirements.The materials developed in this work are constituted by a high-speed steel (HSS) matrix core and composite materials with this matrix and gradient

E. M. Ruiz-Navas; R. Garc??a; E. Gordo; F. J. Velasco

2003-01-01

255

Chemical erosion of first-wall materials by atomic hydrogen at high temperatures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The chemical erosion of C, TiB2, and TiC by reaction with H was studied from 420 to 1540 K using H pressures characteristic of fusion devices. For graphite, erosion yields range from 2.0 to 7.4 C/H over this temperature range. A change in the gas phase product distribution is observed as a function of temperature and reaction time. Methane is most abundant at low temperatures and short reaction times, while C2 and C3 species increase in abundance at higher temperatures and after extended reaction times. For C-rich TiC, initial behavior is similar to graphite, but the time evolution of gas phase products differs. TiB2 shows no evidence of reaction below 1300 K and lower erosion yields than graphite at higher temperatures. The superior erosion resistance of TiB2 suggests that it may be a better candidate material than graphite for fusion applications requiring refractory low-Z materials.

Ashby, C. I. H.

256

Novel composite materials synthesized by the high-temperature interaction of pyrrole with layered oxide matrices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The initial goal of the research presented herein was to develop the very first synthetic metal---high-temperature superconductor ceramic composite material, in the specific form of a polypyrrole---Bi2Sr2CaCu 2O8+delta nanocomposite. In the course of scientific investigation, this scope was broadened to encompass structurally and compositionally similar layered bismuthates and simpler layered oxides. The latter substrates were prepared through novel experimental procedures that enhanced the chance of yielding nanostructured morphologies. The designed novel synthesis approaches yielded a harvest of interesting results that may be further developed upon their dissemination in the scientific community. High-temperature interaction of pyrrole with molybdenum trioxide substrates with different crystalline phases and morphologies led to the formation of the first members of a new class of heterogeneous microcomposites characterized by incomplete occupancy by the metal oxide core of the volume encapsulated by the rigid, amorphous permeable polymeric membrane that reproduces the volume of the initial grain of precursor substrate. The method may be applied for various heterogeneous catalyst substrates for the precise determination of the catalytically active crystallographic planes. In a different project, room-temperature, templateless impregnation of molybdenum trioxide substrates with different crystalline phases and morphologies by a large excess of silver (I) cations led to the formation of 1-D nanostructured novel Ag-Mo-O ternary phase in what may be the simplest experimental procedure available to date that has yielded a 1-D nanostructure, regardless the nature of the constituent material. Interaction of this novel ternary phase with pyrrole vapors at high reaction temperatures led to heterogeneous nanostructured composites that exhibited a silver nanorod core. Nanoscrolls of vanadium pentoxide xerogel were synthesized through a novel, facile reflux-based method that employed very acidic pH levels and long reaction times. The nanoscrolls proved to be an excellent precursor for the synthesis of reduced vanadium oxide nanosheets by the redox intercalation of long chain monoamine molecules. In a related development, the very first synthetic metal---mixed-valence polyoxovanadate salt hybrid material was synthesized in the form of a polypyrrole---tetrammonium hexavanadate microcomposite by a redox simultaneous co-precipitation in an aqueous solution. The novel material displayed good mechanical properties towards solid lubricant applications and tunable electronic conductivity. Nanocomposites of polypyrrole---layered bismuthates were produced by the topotactic intercalation of pyrrole and its subsequent in situ polymerization. Insulating and superconducting layered bismuthates were used in a similar experimental procedure that used pre-intercalated iodine species as sacrificial topotactic oxidizing agents. A novel method of iodine intercalation by a solution-based transport procedure was used in the process. Interaction of pyrrole with layered bismuthates at high reaction temperatures led to the formation of polymer-covered metal nanorods as a result of intrinsic lattice templating effect. The successful synthesis of the 1-D heterogeneous nanostructures represents the first example in which nanocomposites were used as precursors. Appropriate doping of the initial layered ceramic substrates led to polymer-covered metal alloy nanorods.

Pavel, Alexandru Cezar

257

Improved Silica Aerogel Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A family of aerogel-matrix composite materials having thermal-stability and mechanical- integrity properties better than those of neat aerogels has been developed. Aerogels are known to be excellent thermal- and acoustic-insulation materials because of their molecular-scale porosity, but heretofore, the use of aerogels has been inhibited by two factors: (1) Their brittleness makes processing and handling difficult. (2) They shrink during production and shrink more when heated to high temperatures during use. The shrinkage and the consequent cracking make it difficult to use them to encapsulate objects in thermal-insulation materials. The underlying concept of aerogel-matrix composites is not new; the novelty of the present family of materials lies in formulations and processes that result in superior properties, which include (1) much less shrinkage during a supercritical-drying process employed in producing a typical aerogel, (2) much less shrinkage during exposure to high temperatures, and (3) as a result of the reduction in shrinkage, much less or even no cracking.

Paik, Jong-Ah; Sakamoto, Jeffrey; Jones, Steven

2008-01-01

258

Microstructure and tensile behavior of multiply needled C\\/SiC composite fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The microstructure and tensile behavior of a multiply needled C\\/SiC composite fabricated by chemical vapor infiltration were investigated. Results showed that the tensile stress–strain curves exhibited a typical nonlinear behavior and can be divided into three regions: a very small initial linear region followed by a large nonlinear region and finally a quasi-linear region. Needling process caused a crimp around

Jingjiang Nie; Yongdong Xu; Litong Zhang; Laifei Cheng; Junqiang Ma

2009-01-01

259

Alteration of the chemical composition of mangrove ( Laguncularia racemosa) leaf litter fall by freeze damage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Resorption, the remobilization and subsequent transport of leaf constituents (e.g. N, C, and P) into the perennial structures of the plant prior to leaf abscission, may be interrupted or prevented by stressors that interfere with the normal course of leaf senescence. Mangroves that lie along the latitudinal extremes of their distribution are susceptible to freeze damage that may periodically disrupt the normal resorptive process. On January 24, 2003, the white mangroves ( Laguncularia racemosa) in a northern portion of Tampa Bay, Florida were exposed to freezing temperatures for 8 h. The leaves of these trees were noticeably withered by this freeze event. Over a four-month period following the freeze, we compared the subsequent rate of leaf litter production at this site to that of two, apparently undamaged, fringing mangrove forests in Tampa Bay. We also examined the carbon and nitrogen concentrations of the leaf litter from the litter traps at these three sites and compared it to that of green, yellow (nearly senescent), and freeze-damaged leaves hand-picked from the mangroves. A pronounced pulse of leaf litter fall (maximum: 7 g dw m -2 d -1) was found at the putatively freeze-damaged site but not at the two comparison sites. In addition, the leaf litter at the freeze-damaged site was richer in nitrogen and carbon, and had a lower C:N than litter collected at the comparison sites. Comparison of the elemental composition of this leaf litter with leaves hand-picked from the mangroves suggests that the freeze event killed the leaves of L. racemosa, interrupting the process of resorption. This perturbation to nutrient flow may have implications for mangrove forest structure and the entry of mangrove material into food webs.

Ellis, William L.; Bowles, Justin W.; Erickson, Amy A.; Stafford, Nate; Bell, Susan S.; Thomas, Melanie

2006-06-01

260

Chemical composition of cometary nuclei  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Observational evidence pertaining to the origin and composition of cometary material is reviewed. Arguments favoring the undifferentiated character of the icy conglomerate are summarized. Theoretical descriptions of the sublimation of a cometary nucleus and the velocity field of the expanding gas are presented and compared with observations. The nature of cometary dust and the atomic abundances of H, C, N, O, and S in the volatile fraction are examined, and data on the dust and volatile fractions are combined to derive elemental abundances. It is shown that O, N, and S in cometary nuclei appear to have essentially cosmic abundances but that both H and C are drastically depleted with respect to the cosmic abundances. The apparent depletion of C by a factor of more than three is discussed. It is suggested that the missing carbon might be hidden in the dust fraction in the form of heavy organic molecules or might have remained in either the primeval solar nebula or interstellar space.

Delsemme, A. H.

1982-01-01

261

Composition and microstructure of zirconium and hafnium germanates obtained by different chemical routes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The phase composition and morphology of zirconium and hafnium germanates synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes were studied. The products were characterized using high-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal (TG/DTA) analysis. To investigate the phase composition and stoichiometry of compounds the unit cell parameters were refined by full-profile Rietveld XRD analysis. The morphology of products and its evolution during high-temperature treatment was examined by SEM analysis.

Utkin, A. V.; Prokip, V. E.; Baklanova, N. I.

2014-01-01

262

Synthesis of Fe-based amorphous composite coatings with low purity materials by laser cladding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Amorphous composite coatings Fe 38Ni 30- XSi 16B 14V 2M X ( X = 0, 1, 2) (M contains Al, Ti, Mo, and C) were prepared with low purity of raw materials by laser cladding. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy results show that the coating have an amorphous structure with a few crystalline phase on it. The amorphous phase is the primary phase. The glass forming ability as well as the microhardness of the Fe-based alloy made from low purity raw materials can be much enhanced by adding small amount of multi-components. However, the elements addition has its optimal quantity. When X is equal to 1, the microstructure of the coating contains 97.93% amorphous phase and 2.07% crystalline phase on it. As a result, the microhardness of the coating reaches maximum. With further increasing of the additions, the amorphous phase in the coating lessens instead of augment and the crystalline phase begins to accumulate, which result in the decrease of the microhardness.

Zhu, Qingjun; Qu, Shiyao; Wang, Xinhong; Zou, Zengda

2007-06-01

263

Composite materials and method of making  

SciTech Connect

A method for forming improved composite materials using a thermosetting polyester urethane hybrid resin, a closed cavity mold having an internal heat transfer mechanism used in this method, and the composite materials formed by this method having a hybrid of a carbon fiber layer and a fiberglass layer.

Simmons, Kevin L [Kennewick, WA; Wood, Geoffrey M [North Saanich, CA

2011-05-17

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Improved process for the preparation of fiber-reinforced ceramic composites by chemical vapor deposition  

DOEpatents

A specially designed apparatus provides a steep thermal gradient across the thickness of fibrous preform. A flow of gaseous ceramic matrix material is directed into the fibrous preform at the cold surface. The deposition of the matrix occurs progressively from the hot surface of the fibrous preform toward the cold surface. Such deposition prevents the surface of the fibrous preform from becoming plugged. As a result thereof, the flow of reactant matrix gases into the uninfiltrated (undeposited) portion of the fibrous preform occurs throughout the deposition process. The progressive and continuous deposition of ceramic matrix within the fibrous preform provides for a significant reduction in process time over known chemical vapor deposition processes.

Lackey, W.J. Jr.; Caputo, A.J.

1984-09-07

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Composition and microstructure of zirconium and hafnium germanates obtained by different chemical routes  

SciTech Connect

The phase composition and morphology of zirconium and hafnium germanates synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes were studied. The products were characterized using high-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal (TG/DTA) analysis. To investigate the phase composition and stoichiometry of compounds the unit cell parameters were refined by full-profile Rietveld XRD analysis. The morphology of products and its evolution during high-temperature treatment was examined by SEM analysis. It was stated that there is the strong dependence of the phase composition and morphology of products on the preparation route. The ceramic route requires a multi-stage high-temperature treatment to obtain zirconium and hafnium germanates of 95% purity or more. Also, there are strong diffusion limitations to obtain hafnium germanate Hf{sub 3}GeO{sub 8} by ceramic route. On the contrary, the co-precipitation route leads to the formation of nanocrystalline single phase germanates of stoichiometric composition at a relatively low temperatures (less than 1000 °C). The results of quantitative XRD analysis showed the hafnium germanates are stoichiometric compounds in contrast to zirconium germanates that form a set of solid solutions. This distinction may be related to the difference in the ion radii of Zr and Hf. - Graphical abstract: The phase composition and morphology of zirconium and hafnium germanates synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes were studied. It was stated that there is the strong dependence of the phase composition and morphology of products on the preparation route. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Zr and Hf germanates were synthesized by ceramic and co-precipitation routes. • The morphology of products depends on the synthesis parameters. • Zirconium germanates forms a set of solid solutions. • Hafnium germanates are stoichiometric compounds.

Utkin, A.V., E-mail: utkinalex@hotmail.com; Prokip, V.E.; Baklanova, N.I.

2014-01-15

266

Flaw Detection for Composite Materials Improved by Advanced Thermal Image Reconstruction Techniques  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of advanced composite materials for use in space and propulsion components has seen considerable growth over the past few years. In addition to improvements that have been made in material properties and processing techniques, similar growth must be seen in the development of methods for the detection of flaws, either generated in service or during manufacturing. Thermal imaging techniques have proven to be successful for the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of composite materials, but their detection capabilities decrease as flaw depth increases. The purpose of this research is to investigate advanced thermal imaging methods and thermal image processing technologies to increase the maximum depth below surface that a flaw can be detected and improve the contrast between flawed regions and sound regions.

Martin, Richard E.; Gyekenyesi, Andrew L.

2003-01-01

267

Three-dimensional microstructural design of woven fabric composite material by homogenization method  

SciTech Connect

The strength of woven fabric composite materials depends on the microstructural geometry. However, the conventional methods for mechanical analysis, which have been widely used so far, are insufficient because they cannot take into account for the three-dimensional microstructure. In this study, three-dimensional homogenization method is shown to be effective for the evaluations of the material constants, microscopic stresses and the strength. It has been found that the transverse stresses in the direction of lamination play an important role for the fracture of both fiber bundle and resin. Also, the effect of the mismatched lay-up on the strength has been investigated. It has well been predicted that the mismatched lay-up causes the reduction of the strength and the difference of crack initiation in the resin. These simulations give a new concept of the microstructural design of the composite materials.

Takano, Naoki; Zako, Masaru [Osaka Univ., Suita (Japan). Dept. of Welding and Production Engineering

1995-11-01

268

Clues for biomimetics from natural composite materials  

PubMed Central

Bio-inspired material systems are derived from different living organisms such as plants, arthropods, mammals and marine organisms. These biomaterial systems from nature are always present in the form of composites, with molecular-scale interactions optimized to direct functional features. With interest in replacing synthetic materials with natural materials due to biocompatibility, sustainability and green chemistry issues, it is important to understand the molecular structure and chemistry of the raw component materials to also learn from their natural engineering, interfaces and interactions leading to durable and highly functional material architectures. This review will focus on applications of biomaterials in single material forms, as well as biomimetic composites inspired by natural organizational features. Examples of different natural composite systems will be described, followed by implementation of the principles underlying their composite organization into artificial bio-inspired systems for materials with new functional features for future medicine. PMID:22994958

Lapidot, Shaul; Meirovitch, Sigal; Sharon, Sigal; Heyman, Arnon; Kaplan, David L; Shoseyov, Oded

2013-01-01

269

Spectral Analysis by XANES Reveals that GPNMB Influences the Chemical Composition of Intact Melanosomes  

SciTech Connect

GPNMB is a unique melanosomal protein. Unlike many melanosomal proteins, GPNMB has not been associated with any forms of albinism, and it is unclear whether GPNMB has any direct influence on melanosomes. Here, melanosomes from congenic strains of C57BL/6J mice mutant for Gpnmb are compared to strain-matched controls using standard transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron-based X-ray absorption near-edge structure analysis (XANES). Whereas electron microscopy did not detect any ultrastructural changes in melanosomes lacking functional GPNMB, XANES uncovered multiple spectral phenotypes. These results directly demonstrate that GPNMB influences the chemical composition of melanosomes and more broadly illustrate the potential for using genetic approaches in combination with nano-imaging technologies to study organelle biology.

T Haraszti; C Trantow; A Hedberg-Buenz; M Grunze; M Anderson

2011-12-31

270

Correlation of rocket propulsion fuel properties with chemical composition using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry followed by partial least squares regression analysis  

SciTech Connect

There is an increased need to more fully assess and control the composition of kerosene based rocket propulsion fuels, namely RP-1 and RP-2. In particular, it is crucial to be able to make better quantitative connections between the following three attributes: (a) fuel performance, (b) fuel properties (flash point, density, kinematic viscosity, net heat of combustion, hydrogen content, etc) and (c) the chemical composition of a given fuel (i.e., specific chemical compounds and compound classes present as a result of feedstock blending and processing). Indeed, recent efforts in predicting fuel performance through modeling put greater emphasis on detailed and accurate fuel properties and fuel compositional information. In this regard, advanced distillation curve (ADC) metrology provides improved data relative to classical boiling point and volatility curve techniques. Using ADC metrology, data obtained from RP-1 and RP-2 fuels provides compositional variation information that is directly relevant to predictive modeling of fuel performance. Often, in such studies, one-dimensional gas chromatography (GC) combined with mass spectrometry (MS) is typically employed to provide chemical composition information. Building on approaches using GC-MS, but to glean substantially more chemical composition information from these complex fuels, we have recently studied the use of comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography combined with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC × GC - TOFMS) to provide chemical composition data that is significantly richer than that provided by GC-MS methods. In this report, by applying multivariate data analysis techniques, referred to as chemometrics, we are able to readily model (correlate) the chemical compositional information from RP-1 and RP-2 fuels provided using GC × GC - TOFMS, to the fuel property information such as that provided by the ADC method and other specification properties. We anticipate that this new chemical analysis strategy will have broad implications for the development of high fidelity composition-property models, leading to an optimized approach to fuel formulation and specification for advanced engine cycles.

Kehimkar, Benjamin; Hoggard, Jamin C.; Marney, Luke C.; Billingsley, Matthew; Fraga, Carlos G.; Bruno, Thomas J.; Synovec, Robert E.

2014-01-31

271

[Hydrolysis of waste keratin material for use of certain sulfonated acids. I. Chemical characteristics of protein waste products].  

PubMed

We have fixed optimal conditions for preparation to analysis of waste keratin material (bristle, cerebellum and hoof), which then description of the chemical character define in there fat, moisture and ash content, nitrogen: total and ammonium and qualitative and quantitative composition amino acids. Results, which we obtained indicate to possibility utilization waste keratin material to obtain of full value, dyeability protein products. PMID:12959247

Jarzebi?ski, J; Kratochwil, W; Kwiatkowska, B

1990-01-01

272

Chemical modifiers in arsenic determination in biological materials by tungsten coil electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry.  

PubMed

Palladium, iridium, and rhodium are evaluated as possible chemical modifiers in the determination of As in digest solutions of biological materials (human hair and clam) by tungsten coil electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry (TCA-AAS). The modifier in solution was applied onto the coil and thermally pre-reduced; the pre-reduction conditions, the amount of modifier, and the thermal program were optimized. Palladium was not satisfactory, whereas Ir and Rh were effective modifiers and rendered better relative sensitivity for As by a factor of 1.4 and 1.9, respectively compared to the case without modifier. Upon optimization of thermal conditions for As in pre-reduced Ir (2.0 microg) and Rh (2.0 microg) modifiers and in the digest solutions of the study matrices, Rh (2.0 microg) was more effective modifier and was selected as such. The mean within-day repeatability was 2.8% in consecutive measurements (25-100 microg L(-1)) (3 cycles, each of n=6) and confirmed good short-term stability of the absorbance measurements. The mean reproducibility was 4.4% (n=20 in a 3-day period) and the detection limit (3 sigmablank/slope) was 29 pg (n=15). The useful coil lifetime in Rh modifier was extended to 300-400 firings. Validation was by determination of As in the certified reference material (CRM) of "Oyster tissue" solution with a percentage relative error (Erel%) of 2% and percentage relative standard deviation (RSD%) of 3% (n=4), and by analytical recovery of As spiked in CRM of human hair [94 +/- 8% (n=4)]. The methodology is simple, fast (sample readout frequency 21 h(-1)), reliable, of low cost, and was applied to the determination of As in hair samples of exposed and unexposed workers. PMID:14598009

Bruhn, C G; Huerta, V N; Neira, J Y

2004-01-01

273

Computational Chemical Materials Engineering  

E-print Network

· Stimuli responsive materials ­ Piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics ­ Shape Memory Alloys (high temperature-particles, nano-wires, nano-rods, nano-platelets ­ Fullerenes, nano tubes; dendrimers, hyper branched polymers · (� ­ CN)APB/ODPA Polyimide · Piezoelectric polyimide · Exceptional thermal, mechanical

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Risks and reliability of manufacturing processes as related to composite materials for spacecraft structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fabricating primary aircraft and spacecraft structures using advanced composite materials entail both benefits and risks. The benefits come from much improved strength-to-weight ratios and stiffness-to-weight ratios, potential for less part count, ability to tailor properties, chemical and solvent resistance, and superior thermal properties. On the other hand, the risks involved include high material costs, lack of processing experience, expensive labor, poor reproducibility, high toxicity for some composites, and a variety of space induced risks. The purpose of this project is to generate a manufacturing database for a selected number of materials with potential for space applications, and to rely on this database to develop quantitative approaches to screen candidate materials and processes for space applications on the basis of their manufacturing risks including costs. So far, the following materials have been included in the database: epoxies, polycyanates, bismalemides, PMR-15, polyphenylene sulfides, polyetherimides, polyetheretherketone, and aluminum lithium. The first four materials are thermoset composites; the next three are thermoplastic composites, and the last one is is a metal. The emphasis of this database is on factors affecting manufacturing such as cost of raw material, handling aspects which include working life and shelf life of resins, process temperature, chemical/solvent resistance, moisture resistance, damage tolerance, toxicity, outgassing, thermal cycling, and void content, nature or type of process, associate tooling, and in-process quality assurance. Based on industry experience and published literature, a relative ranking was established for each of the factors affecting manufacturing as listed above. Potential applications of this database include the determination of a delta cost factor for specific structures with a given process plan and a general methodology to screen materials and processes for incorporation into the current conceptual design optimization of future spacecrafts as being coordinated by the Vehicle Analysis Branch where this research is being conducted.

Bao, Han P.

1995-01-01

275

Fabrication of tin-carbon composite anode material by electrospinning and electrostatic spray deposition for lithium rechargeable battery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Metallic Sn-C composites were prepared by using electrospinning and electrostatic spray deposition (ESD). Morphology of the material prepared by these methods can be controlled by changing the experimental conditions such as the flow rate, voltage, composition of precursor solutions. Influence of the morphology on the electrochemical performance for the same composite was studied. Composite fibers prepared by electrospinning and porous films by ESD were characterized using X ray Diffraction, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electrochemical characterization. Both the fibers and the porous composite films showed good performance compared to the tin nanopowder based anodes. Capacities of 760mAh/g and 686 mAh/g were obtained for Sn@C-hollow carbon nanofibers and Sn-C porous films, respectively.

Dhanabalan, Abirami; Yu, Yan; Li, Xifei; Bechtold, Kevin; Maier, Joachim; Wang, Chunlei

2010-04-01

276

Non-destructive and rapid analysis of chemical compositions in Thai steamed pork sausages by near-infrared spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the ability of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to predict chemical compositions of Thai steamed pork sausages in relation to different types of sample presentation forms of NIR measurements (with and without plastic casing). NIR spectra of sausages were scanned to predict the chemical compositions, protein, fat, ash and carbohydrate non-destructively. NIR spectrum

Pitiporn Ritthiruangdej; Ronnarit Ritthiron; Hideyuki Shinzawa; Yukihiro Ozaki

2011-01-01

277

Cadmium Chemical Form in Mine Waste Materials by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy  

SciTech Connect

This study examines the molecular form of cadmium (Cd) present in mine wastes by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS; Cd>20 mg/kg) using the K-edge of Cd at the Photon Factory Advanced Ring (PF-AR), NW10A beam line at KEK-Tsukuba-Japan. Mine waste materials and zinc concentrate were analyzed for Cd by ICPMS prior to undertaking XAS (range 21-452 mg/kg). Model compounds (CdO, Cd(OH){sub 2}, CdCO{sub 3}, Cdacetate, CdS, Cdstearate, CdDEDTC) and samples were examined in solid form at 20 K. The XANES spectra showed similar E max values for both model compounds and samples. The EXAFS showed that Cd-S in CdS, gives a flatter spectrum in the extended region compared to Cd-O found with CdCO{sub 3}, CdO and Cd Stearate. Linear combination fitting with model Cd compounds did not give clear assignments of composition, indicating that more detailed EXAFS spectra is required as mineral forms containing Cd were present rather than simple Cd compounds such as CdCO{sub 3}. The Cd bond for a single shell model in mine waste sample matrices appears to be either Cd-O or Cd-S, or a combination of both. Comparison of molecular data from the XAS studies with bioaccessibility data giving a prediction of bioavailability for mine waste materials provides useful information about the significance of the cadmium form as a contaminant for health risk assessment purposes.

Diacomanolis, V.; Ng, J. C. [University of Queensland, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Coopers Plains, QLD, 4008 (Australia); Sadler, R. [School of Public Health, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD (Australia); Harris, H. H. [School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Australia); Nomura, M. [Photon Factory, Institute of Material Structure Science, Tsukuba (Japan); Noller, B. N. [University of Queensland, Centre For Mined Land Rehabilitation, St Lucia 4072 QLD (Australia)

2010-06-23

278

Chemical Composition of Fruits and Leaves Eaten by Short-Nosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus sphinx  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluated organic and macromineral composition of selected fruits and leaves consumed by the short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx in South India. Results of principal components analysis (PCA) comparing soluble carbohydrates, crude protein, and crude fats indicate a higher percentage of protein in leaves and a higher percentage of carbohydrates and lipids in fruits. However, results of a paired t

J. Ruby; P. T. Nathan; J. Balasingh; T. H. Kunz

2000-01-01

279

Composite Materials for Hazard Mitigation of Reactive Metal Hydrides.  

SciTech Connect

In an attempt to mitigate the hazards associated with storing large quantities of reactive metal hydrides, polymer composite materials were synthesized and tested under simulated usage and accident conditions. The composites were made by polymerizing vinyl monomers using free-radical polymerization chemistry, in the presence of the metal hydride. Composites with vinyl-containing siloxane oligomers were also polymerized with and without added styrene and divinyl benzene. Hydrogen capacity measurements revealed that addition of the polymer to the metal hydride reduced the inherent hydrogen storage capacity of the material. The composites were found to be initially effective at reducing the amount of heat released during oxidation. However, upon cycling the composites, the mitigating behavior was lost. While the polymer composites we investigated have mitigating potential and are physically robust, they undergo a chemical change upon cycling that makes them subsequently ineffective at mitigating heat release upon oxidation of the metal hydride. Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the following people who participated in this project: Ned Stetson (U.S. Department of Energy) for sponsorship and support of the project. Ken Stewart (Sandia) for building the flow-through calorimeter and cycling test stations. Isidro Ruvalcaba, Jr. (Sandia) for qualitative experiments on the interaction of sodium alanate with water. Terry Johnson (Sandia) for sharing his expertise and knowledge of metal hydrides, and sodium alanate in particular. Marcina Moreno (Sandia) for programmatic assistance. John Khalil (United Technologies Research Corp) for insight into the hazards of reactive metal hydrides and real-world accident scenario experiments. Summary In an attempt to mitigate and/or manage hazards associated with storing bulk quantities of reactive metal hydrides, polymer composite materials (a mixture of a mitigating polymer and a metal hydride) were synthesized and tested under simulated usage and accident conditions. Mitigating the hazards associated with reactive metal hydrides during an accident while finding a way to keep the original capability of the active material intact during normal use has been the focus of this work. These composites were made by polymerizing vinyl monomers using free-radical polymerization chemistry, in the presence of the metal hydride, in this case a prepared sodium alanate (chosen as a representative reactive metal hydride). It was found that the polymerization of styrene and divinyl benzene could be initiated using AIBN in toluene at 70 degC. The resulting composite materials can be either hard or brittle solids depending on the cross-linking density. Thermal decomposition of these styrene-based composite materials is lower than neat polystyrene indicating that the chemical nature of the polymer is affected by the formation of the composite. The char-forming nature of cross-linked polystyrene is low and therefore, not an ideal polymer for hazard mitigation. To obtain composite materials containing a polymer with higher char-forming potential, siloxane-based monomers were investigated. Four vinyl-containing siloxane oligomers were polymerized with and without added styrene and divinyl benzene. Like the styrene materials, these composite materials exhibited thermal decomposition behavior significantly different than the neat polymers. Specifically, the thermal decomposition temperature was shifted approximately 100 degC lower than the neat polymer signifying a major chemical change to the polymer network. Thermal analysis of the cycled samples was performed on the siloxane-based composite materials. It was found that after 30 cycles the siloxane-containing polymer composite material has similar TGA/DSC-MS traces as the virgin composite material indicating that the polymer is physically intact upon cycling. Hydrogen capacity measurements revealed that addition of the polymer to the metal hydride in the form of a composite material reduced the inherent hydrogen storage capacity of the material. This

Pratt, Joseph William; Cordaro, Joseph Gabriel; Sartor, George B.; Dedrick, Daniel E.; Reeder, Craig L.

2012-02-01

280

Environmental effects of oilfield chemicals on composite  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a feasibility study of the effects of oilfield chemicals on composite materials. In this initial study only hydrochloric acid is considered. Initial attempts were made to test stressed specimens, but results were very poor. Subsequent testing was performed to determine how the composite material constituents reacted to the hydrochloric acid. The initial testing was performed on tubular specimens with axial and essentially hoop wound fibers of different materials with different resins. The specimens were loaded in bending to induce representative strains in the tubing. All specimens failed. The second tests consisted of only an environmental soak to determine the amount of mass uptake as well as the reduction in strength. The strength reduction results will be presented at a later time. Testing was performed on S-2 glass, carbon and Kevlar 49 as well as three different resins.

Sorem, R.M. [Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-12-31

281

Piezoelectric composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A laminated structural devices has the ability to change shape, position and resonant frequency without using discrete motive components. The laminate may be a combination of layers of a piezoelectrically active, nonconductive matrix material. A power source selectively places various levels of charge in electrically conductive filaments imbedded in the respective layers to produce various configurations in a predetermined manner. The layers may be electrically conductive having imbedded piezoelectrically active filaments. A combination of layers of electrically conductive material may be laminated to layers of piezoelectrically active material.

Kiraly, L. J. (inventor)

1983-01-01

282

Preparation of MnO 2 \\/WMNT composite and MnO 2 \\/AB composite by redox deposition method and its comparative study as supercapacitive materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The manganese oxide\\/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MnO2\\/MWNT) composite and the manganese oxide\\/acetylene black (MnO2\\/AB) composite were prepared by translating potassium permanganate into MnO2 which formed the above composite with residual carbon material using the redox deposition method and carbon as a reducer.\\u000a The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared, and scanning electron microscope. Electrochemical\\u000a properties of both the

Hong-Yan Chu; Qiong-Yu Lai; Ling Wang; Jian-Fang Lu; Yan Zhao

2010-01-01

283

Exposure Assessment of Chemicals from Packaging Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of chemicals may enter our food supply, by means of intentional or unintentional addition, at different stages of\\u000a the food chain. These chemicals include food additives, pesticide residues, environmental contaminants, mycotox-ins, flavoring\\u000a substances, and micronutrients. Packaging systems and other food-contact materials are also a source of chemicals contaminating\\u000a food products and beverages. Monitoring exposure to these chemicals has

Maria de Fátima Poças; Timothy Hogg

2009-01-01

284

TECHNICAL NOTE: Fabrication of multiferroic composite actuator material by combining superelastic TiNi filler and a magnetostrictive Ni matrix  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research aims to design and verify a new magnetically driven multiferroic composite actuator material which is characterized by large strain and a rapid response speed. The composite actuator material is designed to consist of a magnetostrictive Ni matrix and superelastic TiNi alloy fiber fillers whose volume fraction was changed. The spark plasma sintering (SPS) method which is characterized by short time and low temperature processing was used to join these two different material elements. Cross-sectional observation by optical micrograph, mechanical compression tests, and magnetostriction measurements were carried out to verify the perfection of the adhesion state of the TiNi filler and nickel matrix as well as the amplification effect of magnetostriction. As the experimental result, the amplification effect of about a maximum of 1.5 times magnetostriction was verified in the fabricated composite actuator.

Hasegawa, Masanobu; Asano, Takahiro; Hashimoto, Kenji; Lee, Gyu Chang; Park, Young Chul; Okazaki, Teiko; Furuya, Yasubumi

2006-10-01

285

Modeling of SiC-matrix composite formation by isothermal chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a model of the isothermal chemical vapor infiltration (ICVI) is developed. The fibrous substrate (preform) is considered as a complex porous medium with two systems of parallel pores oriented along the preform thickness. One of them is associated with pores formed by fibers in a bundle; another is a system of inter-bundle pores. The model accounts for

V. I. Kulik; A. V. Kulik; M. S. Ramm; Yu. N. Makarov

2004-01-01

286

In vitro release kinetics and physical, chemical and mechanical characterization of a POVIAC®/CaCO3/HAP-200 composite.  

PubMed

Coralline calcium-hydroxyapatite and calcium carbonate from Porites Porites coral were added to a polymeric matrix based on polyvinyl acetate (POVIAC(®)), to obtain a novel bone substitute composite as well as a system for the controlled drug (cephalexin) release. Composite samples with different compositions were characterized by physical-chemical and mechanical methods. Furthermore, the in vitro release profile of cephalexin and the kinetic behavior of its release from these composites were analyzed by appropriate mathematical models. It was shown that there is no chemical interaction between the inorganic filler and the polymer matrix, each conserving the original properties of the raw materials. The compressive mechanical strength and Young modulus of the composite with 17.5% of POVIAC(®), has better mechanical properties than those of cancellous bone. The variation of POVIAC(®) content can affect the cephalexin release kinetic in the composite. The cephalexin release mechanism from the composites can be considered as the result of the joint contribution of a prevailing Fickian diffusion and of polymer chain relaxation. It was also demonstrated that cephalexin is occluded inside the composites and not on their surface. PMID:22201028

Aragón, Javier; González, Ramón; Fuentes, Gastón; Palin, Luca; Croce, Gianluca; Viterbo, Davide

2012-02-01

287

Dual Bioactivities of Essential Oil Extracted from the Leaves of Artemisia argyi as an Antimelanogenic versus Antioxidant Agent and Chemical Composition Analysis by GC/MS  

PubMed Central

The study was aimed at investigating the antimelanogenic and antioxidant properties of essential oil when extracted from the leaves of Artemisia argyi, then analyzing the chemical composition of the essential oil. The inhibitory effect of the essential oil on melanogenesis was evaluated by a mushroom tyrosinase activity assay and B16F10 melanoma cell model. The antioxidant capacity of the essential oil was assayed by spectrophotometric analysis, and the volatile chemical composition of the essential oil was analyzed with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The results revealed that the essential oil significantly inhibits mushroom tyrosinase activity (IC50 = 19.16 mg/mL), down-regulates B16F10 intracellular tyrosinase activity and decreases the amount of melanin content in a dose-dependent pattern. Furthermore, the essential oil significantly scavenged 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2?-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline- 6-sulphonic acid) ABTS radicals, showed an apparent reduction power as compared with metal-ion chelating activities. The chemicals constituents in the essential oil are ether (23.66%), alcohols (16.72%), sesquiterpenes (15.21%), esters (11.78%), monoterpenes (11.63%), ketones (6.09%), aromatic compounds (5.01%), and account for a 90.10% analysis of its chemical composition. It is predicted that eucalyptol and the other constituents, except for alcohols, in the essential oil may contribute to its antioxidant activities. The results indicated that essential oil extracted from A. argyi leaves decreased melanin production in B16F10 cells and showed potent antioxidant activity. The essential oil can thereby be applied as an inhibitor of melanogenesis and could also act as a natural antioxidant in skin care products. PMID:23203088

Huang, Huey-Chun; Wang, Hsiao-Fen; Yih, Kuang-Hway; Chang, Long-Zen; Chang, Tsong-Min

2012-01-01

288

Dual bioactivities of essential oil extracted from the leaves of Artemisia argyi as an antimelanogenic versus antioxidant agent and chemical composition analysis by GC/MS.  

PubMed

The study was aimed at investigating the antimelanogenic and antioxidant properties of essential oil when extracted from the leaves of Artemisia argyi, then analyzing the chemical composition of the essential oil. The inhibitory effect of the essential oil on melanogenesis was evaluated by a mushroom tyrosinase activity assay and B16F10 melanoma cell model. The antioxidant capacity of the essential oil was assayed by spectrophotometric analysis, and the volatile chemical composition of the essential oil was analyzed with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The results revealed that the essential oil significantly inhibits mushroom tyrosinase activity (IC(50) = 19.16 mg/mL), down-regulates B16F10 intracellular tyrosinase activity and decreases the amount of melanin content in a dose-dependent pattern. Furthermore, the essential oil significantly scavenged 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) ABTS radicals, showed an apparent reduction power as compared with metal-ion chelating activities. The chemicals constituents in the essential oil are ether (23.66%), alcohols (16.72%), sesquiterpenes (15.21%), esters (11.78%), monoterpenes (11.63%), ketones (6.09%), aromatic compounds (5.01%), and account for a 90.10% analysis of its chemical composition. It is predicted that eucalyptol and the other constituents, except for alcohols, in the essential oil may contribute to its antioxidant activities. The results indicated that essential oil extracted from A. argyi leaves decreased melanin production in B16F10 cells and showed potent antioxidant activity. The essential oil can thereby be applied as an inhibitor of melanogenesis and could also act as a natural antioxidant in skin care products. PMID:23203088

Huang, Huey-Chun; Wang, Hsiao-Fen; Yih, Kuang-Hway; Chang, Long-Zen; Chang, Tsong-Min

2012-01-01

289

Vibrational dynamic materials and composites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, the concept of dynamic materials is briefly outlined and exemplified following the work of the author published during the last decade. Then, a special kind of kinetic dynamic materials is introduced, the so-called 'vibrational dynamics' material with vibrational composites being its special case. A parametrically produced, vibrational dynamic material definition is introduced. Among such materials can also be a range of known systems, which can be considered to be capable of changing their properties under the action of vibration. As a case in point, an unusual dynamic material is considered, in the form of a pipe conveying a pulsating fluid.

Blekhman, I. I.

2008-11-01

290

27 CFR 19.308 - Spirits content of chemicals produced.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Spirits content of chemicals produced. 19.308 Section 19.308...Production of Distilled Spirits Rules for Chemical Byproducts § 19.308 Spirits content of chemicals produced. All chemicals and...

2011-04-01

291

New silicate bonding technique for composite laser materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report a new low loss silicate bonding method for the assembly of laser materials. Original heterogeneous composite laser crystals have been obtained thanks to this sol-gel method: Er/Yb phosphate glass||sapphire and Nd:YVO 4||sapphire. Sol composition containing additives enables to bond chemically and thermo-mechanically different materials. Composite materials made with KH 2PO 4 rich sol-gel demonstrated the best temperature resistance. Potassium and phosphate ions add extra flexibility and chemical affinity. The bond is resistant to temperatures higher than 200 °C and laser actions have been demonstrated in both composite materials for the first time.

Petit, P. O.; Goldner, P.; Boissière, C.; Sanchez, C.; Viana, B.

2010-08-01

292

Machine augmented composite materials for damping purposes  

E-print Network

Matthew McCutcheon, B.S., Arkansas Tech University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. J. N. Reddy Dr. Terry Creasy In this study the energy dissipation performance of machine augmented composite (MAC) materials is investigated. MAC materials... MACHINE AUGMENTED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR DAMPING PURPOSES A Thesis by DAVID MATTHEW MCCUTCHEON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

McCutcheon, David Matthew

2005-02-17

293

Risk assessment for chemical pickling of metals contaminated by radioactive materials.  

PubMed

In recent years, many cases of contamination of metal scraps by unwanted radioactive materials have occurred. Moreover, international organisations are evaluating the possibility to re-use or to recycle metals coming from nuclear power plants. The metal recycling industry has started to worry about radiation exposure of workers that could be in contact with contaminated metals during each manufacturing phase. Risks are strongly dependent on the radiation source features. The aim of this study is to perform risk assessment for workers involved in chemical pickling of steel coils. Monte Carlo simulations have been performed, using the MCNP package and considering coils contaminated with (60)Co, (137)Cs, (241)Am and (226)Ra. Under the most conservative conditions (coil contaminated with 1.0 kBq g(-1) of (60)Co), the dose assessment results lower than the European dose limit for the population (1 mSv y(-1)), considering a maximum number of 10 contaminated coils handled per year. The only exception concerns the case of (241)Am, for which internal contamination could be non- negligible and should be verified in the specific cases. In every case, radiation exposure risk for people standing at 50 m from the coil is widely <1 mSv y(-1). PMID:16849378

Donzella, A; Formisano, P; Giroletti, E; Zenoni, A

2007-01-01

294

Advertising Content in Physical Activity Print Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated the advertising content contained in physical activity print materials. Analysis of print materials obtained from 80 sources (e.g., physicians' offices and fitness events) indicated that most materials contained some form of advertising. Materials coming from commercial product vendors generally contained more advertising than materials

Cardinal, Bradley J.

2002-01-01

295

Nanocellulose reinforced chitosan composite films as affected by nanofiller loading and plasticizer content  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Chitosan is a biopolymer obtained by N-deacetylation of chitin, produced from shellfish waste, which may be employed to elaborate edible films or coatings to enhance shelf life of food products. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of nanofiller (cellulose nan...

296

Leaf Xanthophyll content and composition in sun and shade determined by HPLC  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a part of our investigations to test the hypothesis that zeaxanthin formed by reversible de-epoxidation of violaxanthin serves to dissipate any excessive and potentially harmful excitation energy we determined the influence of light climate on the size of the xanthophyll cycle pool (violaxanthin + antheraxanthin + zeaxanthin) in leaves of a number of species of higher plants. The maximum

Susan S. Thayer; Olle Björkman

1990-01-01

297

Carbon materials for chemical capacitive energy storage.  

PubMed

Carbon materials have attracted intense interests as electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors, because of their high surface area, electrical conductivity, chemical stability and low cost. Activated carbons produced by different activation processes from various precursors are the most widely used electrodes. Recently, with the rapid growth of nanotechnology, nanostructured electrode materials, such as carbon nanotubes and template-synthesized porous carbons have been developed. Their unique electrical properties and well controlled pore sizes and structures facilitate fast ion and electron transportation. In order to further improve the power and energy densities of the capacitors, carbon-based composites combining electrical double layer capacitors (EDLC)-capacitance and pseudo-capacitance have been explored. They show not only enhanced capacitance, but as well good cyclability. In this review, recent progresses on carbon-based electrode materials are summarized, including activated carbons, carbon nanotubes, and template-synthesized porous carbons, in particular mesoporous carbons. Their advantages and disadvantages as electrochemical capacitors are discussed. At the end of this review, the future trends of electrochemical capacitors with high energy and power are proposed. PMID:21953940

Zhai, Yunpu; Dou, Yuqian; Zhao, Dongyuan; Fulvio, Pasquale F; Mayes, Richard T; Dai, Sheng

2011-11-01

298

Enhanced toughness and stable crack propagation in a novel tungsten fibre-reinforced tungsten composite produced by chemical vapour infiltration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tungsten is a promising candidate for the plasma-facing components of a future fusion reactor, but its use is strongly restricted by its inherent brittleness. An innovative concept to overcome this problem is tungsten fibre-reinforced tungsten composite. In this paper we present the first mechanical test of such a composite material using a sample containing multiple fibres. The in situ fracture experiment was performed in a scanning electron microscope for close observation of the propagating crack. Stable crack propagation accompanied with rising load bearing capacity is observed. The fracture toughness is estimated using the test results and the surface observation.

Riesch, J.; Höschen, T.; Linsmeier, Ch; Wurster, S.; You, J.-H.

2014-04-01

299

Nanophase and Composite Optical Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This talk will focus on accomplishments, current developments, and future directions of our work on composite optical materials for microgravity science and space exploration. This research spans the order parameter from quasi-fractal structures such as sol-gels and other aggregated or porous media, to statistically random cluster media such as metal colloids, to highly ordered materials such as layered media and photonic bandgap materials. The common focus is on flexible materials that can be used to produce composite or artificial materials with superior optical properties that could not be achieved with homogeneous materials. Applications of this work to NASA exploration goals such as terraforming, biosensors, solar sails, solar cells, and vehicle health monitoring, will be discussed.

2003-01-01

300

Silicon carbon nitride films as new materials obtained by plasma chemical vapor deposition from novel precursor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Silicon carbonitride films were synthesized by RP CVD process using the novel single-source precursor that is derivative of 1,1-dimethylhydrazine, (CH3)2HSiNHN(CH3)2. The films were characterized by X- ray photoelectron (XPS), infrared (FTIR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy. The microstructure of the films was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and diffraction of synchrotron radiation (DSR) methods. XPS and FT-IR spectroscopy studies showed that the Si-C and Si-N are the main bonds in the deposited films. Concerning the C-N bonds, the results are less obvious: they are either negligible or not present at all. The films were found to be predominately amorphous with a number of crystallites within the unstructured matrix. The crystals appearance, their dimensions and crystal form did not depend on substrate temperature. We hypothesized that crystallization could happen in the gas phase during deposition or nanocrystals were formed by the strain induced after a certain thickness of the amorphous film. The crystals were assigned to the structure closed to (alpha) -Si3N4 phase. According to FTIR and XPS data it is clear that the chemical bonding and the atomic local order in the amorphous matrix are much more complicated than those of Si3N4-SiC mixtures. We concluded that tetrahedral configurations of silicon carbide and silicon nitride units with mixed C/N environment are hypothetically formed. The films are highly resistant to thermal degradation. It was also demonstrated that this new material has a band gap that was variable from 2.0 eV to 4.7 eV.

Smirnova, Tamara P.; Shmakov, Aleksander N.; Badalian, Aram M.; Kaichev, Vasiliy V.; Bukhtiyarov, Valery I.; Rachlin, Vladimer I.; Fomina, Anna N.

2001-07-01

301

Extraction of the volatile oil from Carum carvi of Tunisia and Lithuania by supercritical carbon dioxide: chemical composition and antiulcerogenic activity.  

PubMed

This study investigates whether the essential oil prepared from Carum carvi seeds exhibits antiulcerogenic activity. Its volatile oil was obtained by supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and by hydrodistillation. The essential oils were analysed by GC-MS to monitor their composition. The chemical analysis revealed that the essential oils extracted under SFE conditions had high carvone and limonene contents. The antiulcerogenic activity was evaluated by the HCl/ethanol method, which causes injury to the gastric mucosa. Three treated groups received the essential oil (100-300 mg/kg). The reference group received omeprazole (30 mg/kg) and the control group received NaCl. After 30 min, all groups were treated with HCl/EtOH for gastric ulcer induction. The results show C. carvi essential oil enhanced a significant inhibition of 47%, 81% and 88%, respectively, for three doses of essential oil used, which was similar to that induced by omeprazole (95%) (p < 0.005). PMID:23495832

Baananou, Sameh; Bagdonaite, Edita; Marongiu, Bruno; Piras, Alessandra; Porcedda, Silvia; Falconieri, Danilo; Boughattas, Naceur

2013-01-01

302

Spectral analysis by XANES reveals that GPNMB influences the chemical composition of intact melanosomes  

PubMed Central

Summary GPNMB is a unique melanosomal protein. Unlike many melanosomal proteins, GPNMB has not been associated with any forms of albinism and it is unclear whether GPNMB has any direct influence on melanosomes. Here, melanosomes from congenic strains of C57BL/6J mice mutant for Gpnmb are compared to strain-matched controls using standard transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron-based X-ray absorption near-edge structure analysis (XANES). Whereas electron microscopy did not detect any ultrastructural changes to melanosomes lacking functional GPNMB, XANES uncovered multiple spectral phenotypes. These results directly demonstrate that GPNMB influences the chemical composition of melanosomes, and more broadly illustrate the potential for using genetic approaches in combination with nano-imaging technologies to study organelle biology. Significance Of the large number of proteins known to be present in melanosomes, the majority are not known to visibly influence melanosome appearance. It remains largely unknown what role, if any, most of these proteins may have in pigment cell biology. This work demonstrates an approach for discovering previously undetectable melanosomal phenotypes through a combined use of synchrotron-based spectromicroscopy and genetics. Specifically, we demonstrate that GPNMB influences the carbon absorption spectra of melanosomes. A similar strategy might also be applied to discover new features of a wide range of additional organelles important to human health and disease. PMID:21029394

Haraszti, Tamas; Trantow, Colleen M.; Hedberg-Buenz, Adam; Grunze, Michael; Anderson, Michael G.

2010-01-01

303

In-situ ductile metal/bulk metallic glass matrix composites formed by chemical partitioning  

DOEpatents

A composite metal object comprises ductile crystalline metal particles in an amorphous metal matrix. An alloy is heated above its liquidus temperature. Upon cooling from the high temperature melt, the alloy chemically partitions, forming dendrites in the melt. Upon cooling the remaining liquid below the glass transition temperature it freezes to the amorphous state, producing a two-phase microstructure containing crystalline particles in an amorphous metal matrix. The ductile metal particles have a size in the range of from 0.1 to 15 micrometers and spacing in the range of from 0.1 to 20 micrometers. Preferably, the particle size is in the range of from 0.5 to 8 micrometers and spacing is in the range of from 1 to 10 micrometers. The volume proportion of particles is in the range of from 5 to 50% and preferably 15 to 35%. Differential cooling can produce oriented dendrites of ductile metal phase in an amorphous matrix. Examples are given in the Zr--Ti--Cu--Ni--Be alloy bulk glass forming system with added niobium.

Kim, Choong Paul; Hays, Charles C.; Johnson, William L.

2004-03-23

304

Composite silicon nanostructure arrays fabricated on optical fibre by chemical etching of multicrystal silicon film.  

PubMed

Integrating nanostructures onto optical fibers presents a promising strategy for developing new-fashioned devices and extending the scope of nanodevices' applications. Here we report the first fabrication of a composite silicon nanostructure on an optical fiber. Through direct chemical etching using an H2O2/HF solution, multicrystal silicon films with columnar microstructures are etched into a vertically aligned, inverted-cone-like nanorod array embedded in a nanocone array. A faster dissolution rate of the silicon at the void-rich boundary regions between the columns is found to be responsible for the separation of the columns, and thus the formation of the nanostructure array. The morphology of the nanorods primarily depends on the microstructure of the columns in the film. Through controlling the microstructure of the as-grown film and the etching parameters, the structural control of the nanostructure is promising. This fabrication method can be extended to a larger length scale, and it even allows roll-to-roll processing. PMID:25800060

Zuo, Zewen; Zhu, Kai; Ning, Lixin; Cui, Guanglei; Qu, Jun; Huang, Wanxia; Shi, Yi; Liu, Hong

2015-04-17

305

Composite silicon nanostructure arrays fabricated on optical fibre by chemical etching of multicrystal silicon film  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Integrating nanostructures onto optical fibers presents a promising strategy for developing new-fashioned devices and extending the scope of nanodevices’ applications. Here we report the first fabrication of a composite silicon nanostructure on an optical fiber. Through direct chemical etching using an H2O2/HF solution, multicrystal silicon films with columnar microstructures are etched into a vertically aligned, inverted-cone-like nanorod array embedded in a nanocone array. A faster dissolution rate of the silicon at the void-rich boundary regions between the columns is found to be responsible for the separation of the columns, and thus the formation of the nanostructure array. The morphology of the nanorods primarily depends on the microstructure of the columns in the film. Through controlling the microstructure of the as-grown film and the etching parameters, the structural control of the nanostructure is promising. This fabrication method can be extended to a larger length scale, and it even allows roll-to-roll processing.

Zuo, Zewen; Zhu, Kai; Ning, Lixin; Cui, Guanglei; Qu, Jun; Huang, Wanxia; Shi, Yi; Liu, Hong

2015-04-01

306

Oxygen and Magnesium Isotopic Compositions of Asteroidal Materials Returned from Itokawa by the Hayabusa Mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Hayabusa spacecraft made two touchdowns on the surface of Asteroid 25143 Itokawa on November 20th and 26th, 2005. The Asteroid 25143 Itokawa is classified as an S-type asteroid and inferred to consist of materials similar to ordinary chondrites or primitive achondrites [1]. Near-infrared spectroscopy by the Hayabusa spacecraft proposed that the surface of this body has an olivine-rich mineral assemblage potentially similar to that of LL5 or LL6 chondrites with different degrees of space weathering [2]. The spacecraft made the reentry into the Earth s atmosphere on June 12th, 2010 and the sample capsule was successfully recovered in Australia on June 13th, 2010. Although the sample collection processes on the Itokawa surface had not been made by the designed operations, more than 1,500 grains were identified as rocky particles in the sample curation facility of JAXA, and most of them were judged to be of extraterrestrial origin, and definitely from Asteroid Itokawa on November 17th, 2010 [3]. Although their sizes are mostly less than 10 microns, some larger grains of about 100 microns or larger were also included. The mineral assembly is olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, iron sulfide and iron metal. The mean mineral compositions are consistent with the results of near-infrared spectroscopy from Hayabusa spacecraft [2], but the variations suggest that the petrologic type may be smaller than the spectroscopic results. Several tens of grains of relatively large sizes among the 1,500 grains will be selected by the Hayabusa sample curation team for preliminary examination [4]. Each grain will be subjected to one set of preliminary examinations, i.e., micro-tomography, XRD, XRF, TEM, SEM, EPMA and SIMS in this sequence. The preliminary examination will start from the last week of January 2011. Therefore, samples for isotope analyses in this study will start from the last week of February 2011. By the time of the LPSC meeting we will have measured the oxygen and magnesium isotopic composition of several grains. We will present the first results from the isotope analyses that will have been performed.

Yurimoto, H; Abe, M.; Ebihara, M.; Fujimura, A.; Hashizume, K.; Ireland, T. R.; Itoh, S.; Kawaguchi, K.; Kitajima, F.; Mukai, T.; Nagao, K.; Nakamura, T.; Naraoka, H.; Noguchi, T.; Okazaki, R.; Sakamoto, N.; Seto, Y.; Tsuchiyama, A.; Uesugi, M.; Yada, T.; Yoshikawa, M.; Zolensky, M.

2011-01-01

307

Composite materials for space applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the program were to: generate mechanical, thermal, and physical property test data for as-fabricated advanced materials; design and fabricate an accelerated thermal cycling chamber; and determine the effect of thermal cycling on thermomechanical properties and dimensional stability of composites. In the current program, extensive mechanical and thermophysical property tests of various organic matrix, metal matrix, glass matrix, and carbon-carbon composites were conducted, and a reliable database was constructed for spacecraft material selection. Material property results for the majority of the as-fabricated composites were consistent with the predicted values, providing a measure of consolidation integrity attained during fabrication. To determine the effect of thermal cycling on mechanical properties, microcracking, and thermal expansion behavior, approximately 500 composite specimens were exposed to 10,000 cycles between -150 and +150 F. These specimens were placed in a large (18 cu ft work space) thermal cycling chamber that was specially designed and fabricated to simulate one year low earth orbital (LEO) thermal cycling in 20 days. With this rate of thermal cycling, this is the largest thermal cycling unit in the country. Material property measurements of the thermal cycled organic matrix composite laminate specimens exhibited less than 24 percent decrease in strength, whereas, the remaining materials exhibited less than 8 percent decrease in strength. The thermal expansion response of each of the thermal cycled specimens revealed significant reduction in hysteresis and residual strain, and the average CTE values were close to the predicted values.

Rawal, Suraj P.; Misra, Mohan S.; Wendt, Robert G.

1990-01-01

308

Space processing of composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Materials and processes for the testing of aluminum-base fiber and particle composites, and of metal foams under extended-time low-g conditions were investigated. A wetting and dispersion technique was developed, based on the theory that under the absence of a gas phase all solids are wetted by liquids. The process is characterized by a high vacuum environment and a high temperature cycle. Successful wetting and dispersion experiments were carried out with sapphire fibers, whiskers and particles, and with fibers of silicon carbide, pyrolytic graphite and tungsten. The developed process and facilities permit the preparation of a precomposite which serves as sample material for flight experiments. Low-g processing consists then merely in the uniform redistribution of the reinforcements during a melting cycle. For the preparation of metal foams, gas generation by means of a thermally decomposing compound was found most adaptable to flight experiments. For flight experiments, the use of compacted mixture of the component materials limits low-g processing to a simple melt cycle.

Steurer, W. H.; Kaye, S.

1975-01-01

309

Composite material impregnation unit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This memorandum presents an introduction to the NASA multi-purpose prepregging unit which is now installed and fully operational at the Langley Research Center in the Polymeric Materials Branch. A description of the various impregnation methods that are available to the prepregger are presented. Machine operating details and protocol are provided for its various modes of operation. These include, where appropriate, the related equations for predicting the desired prepreg specifications. Also, as the prepregger is modular in its construction, each individual section is described and discussed. Safety concerns are an important factor and a chapter has been included that highlights the major safety features. Initial experiences and observations for fiber impregnation are described. These first observations have given great insight into the areas of future work that need to be addressed. Future memorandums will focus on these individual processes and their related problems.

Wilkinson, S. P.; Marchello, J. M.; Johnston, N. J.

1993-01-01

310

Analytical and numerical study of the densification of carbon\\/carbon composites by a film-boiling chemical vapor infiltration process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The film-boiling chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process is a fast process developed for composite material fabrication, and especially carbon\\/carbon composites. In order to help define optimal conditions, a local 1D model has been developed to study the densification front which establishes itself during the processing of a carbon\\/carbon fibrous preform. The model features heat conduction, precursor gas diffusion, densification reactions

Nathalie Nadeau; Gérard L. Vignoles; Claude-Michel Brauner

2006-01-01

311

Micro-mechanical analysis of composite materials by BEM Qing-Sheng Yanga,*, Qing-Hua Qinb,c  

E-print Network

Micro-mechanical analysis of composite materials by BEM Qing-Sheng Yanga,*, Qing-Hua Qinb method (BEM) for determining their effective mechanical properties are discussed in this paper conditions of the unit-cell. Thus BEM is suitable for performing calculations on average stress and strain

Qin, Qinghua

312

Chemical composition and physical quality characteristics of Ghanaian cocoa beans as affected by pulp pre-conditioning and fermentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigations were conducted to evaluate the effects of pod storage (as a means of pulp preconditioning) and fermentation\\u000a on the chemical composition and physical characteristics of Ghanaian cocoa beans. A 4?×?2 full factorial design with factors\\u000a as pod storage (0, 7, 14, 21 days) and cocoa treatment (fermented and unfermented) were conducted. Samples were analyzed for\\u000a their chemical composition (moisture, crude

Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa; Jennifer Quao; Jemmy Takrama; Agnes Simpson Budu; Firibu Kwesi Saalia

313

Commercial riboflavin production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis : down-stream processing and comparison of the composition of riboflavin produced by fermentation or chemical synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

  A novel process for riboflavin production using a recombinant Bacillus subtilis strain has been developed. Here we describe a down-stream processing procedure to obtain riboflavin qualities having a minimal\\u000a content of 96% (‘feed-grade’) and 98% (‘food\\/pharma-grade’) riboflavin, respectively. Compared to riboflavin produced by chemical\\u000a synthesis, products with improved chemical purity were obtained. All compounds representing more than 0.1% of the

W Bretzel; W Schurter; B Ludwig; E Kupfer; S Doswald; M Pfister; A P G M van Loon

1999-01-01

314

Finite Element Modeling of the Thermographic Inspection for Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The performance of composite materials is dependent on the constituent materials selected, material structural geometry, and the fabrication process. Flaws can form in composite materials as a result of the fabrication process, handling in the manufacturing environment, and exposure in the service environment to anomalous activity. Often these flaws show no indication on the surface of the material while having the potential of substantially degrading the integrity of the composite structure. For this reason it is important to have available inspection techniques that can reliably detect sub-surface defects such as inter-ply disbonds, inter-ply cracks, porosity, and density changes caused by variations in fiber volume content. Many non-destructive evaluation techniques (NDE) are capable of detecting sub-surface flaws in composite materials. These include shearography, video image correlation, ultrasonic, acoustic emissions, and X-ray. The difficulty with most of these techniques is that they are time consuming and often difficult to apply to full scale structures. An NDE technique that appears to have the capability to quickly and easily detect flaws in composite structure is thermography. This technique uses heat to detect flaws. Heat is applied to the surface of a structure with the use of a heat lamp or heat gun. A thermographic camera is then pointed at the surface and records the surface temperature as the composite structure cools. Flaws in the material will cause the thermal-mechanical material response to change. Thus, the surface over an area where a flaw is present will cool differently than regions where flaws do not exist. This paper discusses the effort made to thermo-mechanically model the thermography process. First the material properties and physical parameters used in the model will be explained. This will be followed by a detailed discussion of the finite element model used. Finally, the result of the model will be summarized along with recommendations for future work.

Bucinell, Ronald B.

1996-01-01

315

Combustion joining of refractory materials: Carboncarbon composites  

E-print Network

Combustion joining of refractory materials: Carbon­carbon composites Jeremiah D.E. White Department­carbon composite is achieved by employing self-sustained, oxygen-free, high-temperature combustion reactions to a used "core" to produce a brake that meets the performance specifications. The combustion-joining (CJ

Mukasyan, Alexander

316

Composite materials inspection. [ultrasonic vibration holographic NDT  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Investigation of the application requirements, advantages, and limitations of nondestructive testing by a technique of ultrasonic-vibration holographic-interferometry readout used in a production control facility for the inspection of a single product such as composite compressor blades. It is shown that, for the detection and characterization of disbonds in composite material structures, this technique may represent the most inclusive test method.

Erf, R. K.

1974-01-01

317

Delamination growth in composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research related to growth of an imbedded through-width delamination (ITWD) in a compression loaded composite structural element is presented. Composites with widely different interlaminar fracture resistance were examined, viz., graphite/epoxy (CYCOM 982) and graphite/PEEK (APC-2). The initial part of the program consisted of characterizing the material in tension, compression and shear mainly to obtain consistent material properties for analysis, but also as a check of the processing method developed for the thermoplastic APC-2 material. The characterization of the delamination growth in the ITWD specimen, which for the unidirectional case is essentially a mixed Mode 1 and 2 geometry, requires verified mixed-mode growth criteria for the two materials involved. For this purpose the main emphasis during this part of the investigation was on Mode 1 and 2 fracture specimens, namely the Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) and End Notched Flexure (ENF) specimens.

Gillespie, J. W., Jr.; Carlson, L. A.; Pipes, R. B.; Rothschilds, R.; Trethewey, B.; Smiley, A.

1985-01-01

318

Energy producing waste material composition  

SciTech Connect

Waste materials from the conversion of iron ore to pig iron or steel combine with a reducing metal, such as aluminum or magnesium, and a small portion of a mineral acid to form a reaction mixture which gives a heat output superior to many conventional fuels. The materials are processed in several steps to produce either a shaped or loose composition, a portion of which is then heated to a reaction temperature. Retardants for the reaction may be added.

Cundari, S.M.; Deardorff, P.A.; Wood, R.C.

1980-06-17

319

Composite materials with improved phyllosilicate dispersion  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides phyllosilicates edge modified with anionic surfactants, composite materials made from the edge modified phyllosilicates, and methods for making the same. In various embodiments the phyllosilicates are also surface-modified with hydrophilic lipophilic balance (HLB) modifying agents, polymeric hydrotropes, and antioxidants. The invention also provides blends of edge modified phyllosilicates and semicrystalline waxes. The composite materials are made by dispersing the edge modified phyllosilicates with polymers, particularly polyolefins and elastomers.

Chaiko, David J.

2004-09-14

320

Method of making a composite refractory material  

DOEpatents

A composite refractory material is prepared by combining boron carbide with furan resin to form a mixture containing about 8 wt. % furan resin. The mixture is formed into a pellet which is placed into a grit pack comprising an oxide of an element such as yttrium to form a sinterable body. The sinterable body is sintered under vacuum with microwave energy at a temperature no greater than 2000.degree. C. to form a composite refractory material.

Morrow, Marvin S. (Kingston, TN); Holcombe, Cressie E. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01

321

Method of making a composite refractory material  

DOEpatents

A composite refractory material is prepared by combining boron carbide with furan resin to form a mixture containing about 8 wt. % furan resin. The mixture is formed into a pellet which is placed into a grit pack comprising an oxide of an element such as yttrium to form a sinterable body. The sinterable body is sintered under vacuum with microwave energy at a temperature no greater than 2000 C to form a composite refractory material.

Morrow, M.S.; Holcombe, C.E.

1995-09-26

322

NEXAFS study on carbon-based material formed by focused-ion-beam chemical-vapor-deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The coordination of carbon atoms in the carbon-based material formed by chemical-vapor-deposition of phenanthrene assisted by Ga-focused ion beam was investigated by the measurement of near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectra of the carbon K-edge over the excitation energy range 275-320 eV. Novel peak observed at 289.0 eV was assigned to the 1s??* transition of carbon neighboring to the residue gallium. The material formed by this method was found to be Ga-doped diamond-like carbon, that consists of a high sp 3 hybridized carbon.

Kanda, Kazuhiro; Igaki, Jun-ya; Kato, Yuri; Kometani, Reo; Saikubo, Akihiko; Matsui, Shinji

2006-11-01

323

The Effect of Chemical Functionalization on Mechanical Properties of Nanotube/Polymer Composites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of the chemical functionalization of a carbon nanotube embedded in a nanotube/polyethylene composite on the bulk elastic properties are presented. Constitutive equations are established for both functionalized and non-functionalized nanotube composites systems by using an equivalent-continuum modeling technique. The elastic properties of both composites systems are predicted for various nanotube lengths, volume fractions, and orientations. The results indicate that for the specific composite material considered in this study, most of the elastic stiffness constants of the functionalized composite are either less than or equal to those of the non-functionalized composite.

Odegard, G. M.; Frankland, S. J. V.; Gates, T. S.

2003-01-01

324

Identification of lead chemical form in mine waste materials by X-ray absorption spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) provides a direct means for measuring lead chemical forms in complex samples. In this study, XAS was used to identify the presence of plumbojarosite (PbFe6(SO4)4(OH)12) by lead L3-edge XANES spectra in mine waste from a small gold mining operation in Fiji. The presence of plumbojarosite in tailings was confirmed by XRD but XANES gave better resolution.

Raijeli L. Taga; Jiajia Zheng; Trang Huynh; Jack Ng; Hugh H. Harris; Barry Noller

2010-01-01

325

The Development of Low-Cost Integrated Composite Seal for SOFC: Materials and Design Methodologies  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work conducted by UConn SOFC seal development team during the Phase I program and no cost extension. The work included composite seal sample fabrication, materials characterizations, leak testing, mechanical strength testing, chemical stability study and acoustic-based diagnostic methods. Materials characterization work revealed a set of attractive material properties including low bulk permeability, high electrical resistivity, good mechanical robustness. Composite seal samples made of a number of glasses and metallic fillers were tested for sealing performance under steady state and thermal cycling conditions. Mechanical testing included static strength (pull out) and interfacial fracture toughness measurements. Chemically stability study evaluated composite seal material stability after aging at 800 C for 168 hrs. Acoustic based diagnostic test was conducted to help detect and understand the micro-cracking processes during thermal cycling test. The composite seal concept was successfully demonstrated and a set of material (coating composition & fillers) were identified to have excellent thermal cycling performance.

Xinyu Huang; Kristoffer Ridgeway; Srivatsan Narasimhan; Serg Timin; Wei Huang; Didem Ozevin; Ken Reifsnider

2006-07-31

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Lunar Skylights and Their Chemical Compositions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2009, the Japanese orbiter, SELenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) discovered a skylight on the near side of the moon. Skylights are collapsed ceilings of rilles, thought to be caused by moonquakes, meteoroids, or incomplete formation of these lava tube ceilings. Since then, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered two more skylights, also located on the near side of the moon. Previous research has shown that the physical characteristics of known rilles, can be used as indicators of the presence of yet undiscovered rille and lava dome locations across the lunar surface. We hypothesize that skylights have a signature chemical composition that is unique, and can be used to predict the location of additional skylights on the surface of the moon. For this study, we compared chemical composition data of the three mare sites containing skylights with the 21 mare sites without skylights. Using the software JMARS for the Moon, we compiled multiple datasets to measure the concentrations of 13 different chemical compounds including calcium, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, and thorium. We then conducted a two-tailed T-test of the data, which generated probability values for the mean differences across all 13 chemical compounds of the maria sites with skylights and the maria sites without skylights. Our results show that there is no statistical difference in chemical composition across all of the maria sites examined. Therefore, we conclude that chemical composition does not predict or indicate potential skylight locations on the moon. Further research on other skylight characteristics, for example depth and surrounding underground lava channels, may shed light on the relationships between mare and skylights locations. Three Skylight Locations Found on Lunar Surface 100m View of Mare Tranquilitatis Skylight

Wong, J.; Torres, J.; FitzHoward, S.; Luu, E.; Hua, J.; Irby, R.

2013-12-01

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IR spectroscopic study of the chemical composition of epiphytic lichens  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Changes in the chemical composition of lichens exposed to pollutants are investigated by means of FTIR spectroscopy. According to model experiments, alkyl nitrates, ammonium salts, amines, and sulfones develop in the lichen thallus through the action of ammonia and nitric and sulfuric acids. Spectroscopic data of modeling experiments enabled nitrogen- and sulfur-containing substances to be identified as the main air pollutants in the vicinity of a pig-breeding complex and information to be obtained on the content of the pollutants and their impact on the lichens.

Meysurova, A. F.; Khizhnyak, S. D.; Pakhomov, P. M.

2011-11-01

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Robotic systems for the determination of the composition of solar system materials by means of fireball spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The operation of the automated CCD spectrographs deployed by the University of Huelva at different observatories along Spain is described. These devices are providing information about the chemical nature of meteoroids ablating in the atmosphere. In this way, relevant physico-chemical data are being obtained from the ground for materials coming from different bodies in the Solar System (mainly asteroids and comets). The spectrographs, which work in a fully autonomous way by means of software developed for this purpose, are being employed to perform a systematic fireball spectroscopic campaign since 2006. Some examples of meteor spectra obtained by these devices are also presented and discussed.

Madiedo, José M.

2014-12-01

329

Wollastonite based-Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics with lead oxide contents under gamma irradiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The shielding properties to gamma rays as well as the effect of lead concentration incorporated into Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics (CBPCs) composites are presented. The Wollastonite-based CBPC was fabricated by mixing a patented aqueous phosphoric acid formulation with Wollastonite powder. CBPC has been proved to be good structural material, with excellent thermal resistant properties, and research already showed their potential

H. A. Colorado; J. Pleitt; C. Hiel; J. M. Yang; H. T. Hahn; C. H. Castano

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Correlation of rocket propulsion fuel properties with chemical composition using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry followed by partial least squares regression analysis.  

PubMed

There is an increased need to more fully assess and control the composition of kerosene-based rocket propulsion fuels such as RP-1. In particular, it is critical to make better quantitative connections among the following three attributes: fuel performance (thermal stability, sooting propensity, engine specific impulse, etc.), fuel properties (such as flash point, density, kinematic viscosity, net heat of combustion, and hydrogen content), and the chemical composition of a given fuel, i.e., amounts of specific chemical compounds and compound classes present in a fuel as a result of feedstock blending and/or processing. Recent efforts in predicting fuel chemical and physical behavior through modeling put greater emphasis on attaining detailed and accurate fuel properties and fuel composition information. Often, one-dimensional gas chromatography (GC) combined with mass spectrometry (MS) is employed to provide chemical composition information. Building on approaches that used GC-MS, but to glean substantially more chemical information from these complex fuels, we recently studied the use of comprehensive two dimensional (2D) gas chromatography combined with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOFMS) using a "reversed column" format: RTX-wax column for the first dimension, and a RTX-1 column for the second dimension. In this report, by applying chemometric data analysis, specifically partial least-squares (PLS) regression analysis, we are able to readily model (and correlate) the chemical compositional information provided by use of GC×GC-TOFMS to RP-1 fuel property information such as density, kinematic viscosity, net heat of combustion, and so on. Furthermore, we readily identified compounds that contribute significantly to measured differences in fuel properties based on results from the PLS models. We anticipate this new chemical analysis strategy will have broad implications for the development of high fidelity composition-property models, leading to an improved approach to fuel formulation and specification for advanced engine cycles. PMID:24411093

Kehimkar, Benjamin; Hoggard, Jamin C; Marney, Luke C; Billingsley, Matthew C; Fraga, Carlos G; Bruno, Thomas J; Synovec, Robert E

2014-01-31

331

Delamination growth in composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) and the End Notched Flexure (ENF) specimens are employed to characterize MODE I and MODE II interlaminar fracture resistance of graphite/epoxy (CYCOM 982) and graphite/PEEK (APC2) composites. Sizing of test specimen geometries to achieve crack growth in the linear elastic regime is presented. Data reduction schemes based upon beam theory are derived for the ENF specimen and include the effects of shear deformation and friction between crack surfaces on compliance, C, and strain energy release rate, G sub II. Finite element (FE) analyses of the ENF geometry including the contact problem with friction are presented to assess the accuracy of beam theory expressions for C and G sub II. Virtual crack closure techniques verify that the ENF specimen is a pure Mode II test. Beam theory expressions are shown to be conservative by 20 to 40 percent for typical unidirectional test specimen geometries. A FE parametric study investigating the influence of delamination length and depth, span, thickness and material properties on G sub II is presented. Mode I and II interlaminar fracture test results are presented. Important experimental parameters are isolated, such as precracking techniques, rate effects, and nonlinear load-deflection response. It is found that subcritical crack growth and inelastic materials behavior, responsible for the observed nonlinearities, are highly rate-dependent phenomena with high rates generally leading to linear elastic response.

Gillespie, J. W., Jr.; Carlsson, L. A.; Pipes, R. B.; Rothschilds, R.; Trethewey, B.; Smiley, A.

1986-01-01

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Determination of the composition of the organic matter chemically stabilized by agricultural soil clay minerals: Spectroscopy and Density Fractionation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The interactions between soil organic matter and clay minerals are considered important processes because of their ability to sequester C in soil for long periods of time, and hence control C in the global C cycle when present. However, differing results have been reported regarding the composition of the soil organic matter - aromatic fractions versus aliphatic fractions - associated with clay minerals. To clarify this critical issue and better understand the C sequestration process in soils, we aimed to determine the nature of the chemically bound natural organic matter on clay surfaces, and to probe the speciation and spatial distribution of C in the soil clay nanoparticles using direct spectroscopic measurements namely solid-state CP-MAS and DP-MAS 13C NMR spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), and scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM). We tested the hypotheses that peptides and polysaccharides are stabilized by the smectite-illite clay while the lipids and black carbon are a separate phase; and that they are evenly distributed on clay surfaces. A soil clay fraction (5.5% organic C) was isolated from the surface of a prairie soil (Mollisol) in southwestern Minnesota, characterized by a pH 6.0, 32.5% clay content, and 3.7% organic carbon, using a sonication-sedimentation-siphoning process in distilled water. Then was subjected to density separation combined with low energy ultrasonic dispersion to separate the free organic and black C (light fraction) from the chemically bound C (heavy fraction). The XRD results indicated a dominance of interstratified smectite-illite clays in soil. The 13C-NMR spectra of the soil clay fraction suggested that polysaccharides and polypeptides are the prevailing components of the organic matter associated with the mineral clay, with only a minor component of aromatic C. The light fraction has strong alkyl C-H bands characteristic of fatty acids plus strong C-O bands characteristic of polysaccharides, including the anomeric C band centered at 105 ppm. The aromatic band at 130 ppm and the phenolic C-O band at 150 pm are strong as well indicating the presence of black carbon and lignin-derived components, contrary to the heavy fraction where they are almost absent. STXM results indicated that the proteins are abundant in the soil clay fraction, separate from lipids, and partially associated with saccharides. The black carbon constitutes a separate phase, but is amply present with lipids and lignin-derived compounds in the light fraction. We conclude that (1) the smectite-illite sheets in our soils preferentially retain peptides, and polysaccharides favoring the protection of these normally readily biodegradable fractions relative to the lignin-derived phenolic components; (2) the black carbon constitutes a major component of the light fraction, and is partially attached to the organic matter bonded with the smectitic clays; and (3) the lipids are associated with soil clay fraction as a separate phase, but are not bound to clay minerals.

Oufqir, Sofia; Bloom, Paul; Toner, Brandy; Hatcher, Patrick

2014-05-01

333

Kevlar fiber-epoxy adhesion and its effect on composite mechanical and fracture properties by plasma and chemical treatment  

SciTech Connect

Kevlar 49 fibers were surface modified by gas (ammonia, oxygen, and water vapor) plasmas etching and chlorosulfonation and subsequent reaction with some reagents (glycine, deionized water, ethylenediamine, and 1-butanol) to improve the adhesion to epoxy resin. After these treatments, the changes in fiber topography, chemical compositions of the fiber surfaces and the surface functional groups introduced to the surface of fibers were identified by SEM XPS and static SIMS. Interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) and T-peel strength between the fiber and epoxy resin were markedly improved by gas plasma and chlorosulfonation (0.1% and 0.25% ClSO{sub 3}H at 30 s). However, it is clear from the similar G{sub IC} values of the treated and untreated fiber composites that the fiber/matrix interfacial bond strength is only a minor contributor to G{sub IC}. SEM was also used to study the surface topography of the fracture surfaces of composites in T-peel test.

Shyu, S.S.; Wu, S.R.; Sheu, G.S. [National Central Univ., Chung-Li (Taiwan, Province of China)

1996-12-31

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Structural characterization of hard materials by transmission electron microscopy (TEM): Diamond-Silicon Carbide composites and Yttria-stabilized Zirconia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Diamond-Silicon Carbide (SiC) composites are excellent heat spreaders for high performance microprocessors, owing to the unparalleled thermal conductivity of the former component. Such a combination is obtained by the infiltration of liquid silicon in a synthetic diamond compact, where a rigid SiC matrix forms by the reaction between the raw materials. As well as the outstanding thermal properties, this engineered

Joon Seok Park

2008-01-01

335

Combined studies of chemical composition of urine sediments and kidney stones by means of infrared microspectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results of the structural analysis of urinary sediments by means of infrared spectral microscopy are presented. The results are in good agreement with the results of standard optical microscopy in the case of single-component and crystalline urinary sediments. It is found that for noncrystalline or multicomponent sediments, the suggested spectroscopic method is superior to optical microscopy. The chemical structure of sediments of any molecular origin can be elucidated by this spectroscopic method. The method is sensitive enough to identify solid particles of drugs present in urine. Sulfamethoxazole and traces of other medicines are revealed in this study among the other sediments. We also show that a rather good correlation exists between the type of urinary sediments and the renal stones removed from the same patient. Spectroscopic studies of urinary stones and corresponding sediments from 76 patients suffering from renal stone disease reveal that in 73% of cases such correlation exists. This finding is a strong argument for the use of infrared spectral microscopy to prevent kidney stone disease because stones can be found in an early stage of formation by using the nonintrusive spectroscopic investigation of urinary sediments. Some medical recommendations concerning the overdosing of certain pharmaceuticals can also be derived from the spectroscopic studies of urinary sediments.

Tamošaityt?, Sandra; Hendrixson, Vaiva; Želvys, Ar?nas; Tyla, Ram?nas; Ku?inskien?, Zita A.; Jankevi?ius, Feliksas; Pu?etait?, Milda; Jablonskien?, Valerija; Šablinskas, Valdas

2013-02-01

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Understanding chemical trends in rock surface compositions as measured by ChemCam at Gale crater, Mars: The signatures of rock coatings and rinds in LIBS laboratory data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On Earth, the physical and chemical breakdown of rocky materials occurs through interactions with the atmosphere, soil, biological processes, and aqueous solutions. These interactions produce alteration features on the surfaces of rocks, which record information about the amount and types of fluids with which the rock has interacted. Alteration features can also be indicators of and habitats for microbial life in terrestrial environments. Thus, detecting rock surface alteration is an important part of the NASA Curiosity rover mission to Gale crater, Mars. The ChemCam LIBS instrument onboard Curiosity is uniquely suited to detecting and analyzing rock surface alteration. The LIBS technique uses a pulsed laser microbeam (350-550 ?m) to ablate small amounts of material from a target to form a plasma. Because some material is removed during each laser pulse, it is possible to obtain a depth profile of chemical composition by performing multiple laser pulses on one location. Each pulse returns a spectrum that represents the composition at a specific depth, with each subsequent shot sampling the composition at a slightly greater depth. Laboratory measurements of basalts have shown that each LIBS shot removes at least ~0.3-0.82 ?m/shot, suggesting a removal of ~9-25 ?m of the surface for a standard analysis of 30 shots in rocks of similar hardness. Here we present laboratory LIBS experiments on well-characterized terrestrial rock samples with coatings and rinds with the goal of understanding the signatures of such features in LIBS data from Mars. The terrestrial sample set includes a basalt with a ~0-50 ?m thick Mn-rich rock varnish and a thin (<1 mm) weathering rind and a sandy dolomite with a ~500 ?m thick Ca-rich rind. Both samples were interrogated with hundreds of LIBS shots per location three times on the unweathered interior and three times on the exterior. Results from the basalt show that compositions similar to the bulk rock composition was reached by ~50-70 shots, with the observed chemical changes suggesting both the varnish and at least some rind were penetrated. Results from the sandy dolomite do not show as clear a change from rock exterior to interior as the basalt, but a general chemical trend from exterior to interior was observed in all three depth profiles. Laboratory results suggest that depth profiles of at least 100 shots are useful for clearly identifying coatings and rinds of similar thickness to those found on Earth. However, alteration trends may still be discernible with fewer shots. On Mars, the rock Bathurst Inlet (sol 55), which was shot only 30 times per location, shows what appears to be a near-surface gradient of several elements, most notably Li. Trends similar in nature (if not composition) to the terrestrial sandy dolomite sample were also observed on raised ridge materials such as McGrath_5 (sol 234). Additional martian samples also show trends similar to coatings and rinds measured in the laboratory, suggesting that there may be surface alteration of some rocks in Gale crater.

Lanza, N.; Clegg, S. M.; Wiens, R. C.; Leveille, R. J.; Melikechi, N.; Ollila, A.; Tokar, R. L.; Newsom, H. E.; Blank, J. G.; Bridges, N. T.; Clark, B.; Deans, M. C.; Delapp, D.; Ehlmann, B. L.; Hardgrove, C. J.; Jackson, R.; Lasue, J.; McInroy, R.; Meslin, P.; Mezzacappa, A.; Team, M.

2013-12-01

337

Modification of cast aluminum-matrix composite materials by refractory nanoparticles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of SiO2 and Al2O3 oxide ceramic nanoparticles on the solidification of model samples based on a commercial D16 alloy is studied. The composite\\u000a samples are fabricated by reaction casting when titanium, nickel, and ceramic powders are mixed with an aluminum melt. The\\u000a grain size in a matrix, the size and shape of Al3Ti intermetallic inclusions, and the interphase

T. A. Chernyshova; L. I. Kobeleva; I. E. Kalashnikov; L. K. Bolotova

2009-01-01

338

Chemical vapor infiltration and deposition to produce a silicon carbide–carbon functionally gradient material  

Microsoft Academic Search

Functionally gradient material (FGM) that had a layer in which the chemical composition changed gradually from C to SiC between the C\\/C composite and the surface SiC layer was prepared. The 3D-woven carbon fiber preform was solidified partially by liquid-phase impregnation with a resol-type cresol resin. The preform was further solidified by thermal-gradient chemical vapor infiltration of carbon from propane.

Motoaki Kawase; Teruoki Tago; Michihiro Kurosawa; Hisashi Utsumi; Kenji Hashimoto

1999-01-01

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A rapid fabrication of C\\/C composites by a thermal gradient chemical vapor infiltration method with vaporized kerosene as a precursor  

Microsoft Academic Search

A thermal gradient, atmospheric pressure chemical vapor infiltration method with simultaneous vaporized kerosene as a precursor for rapid fabrication of C\\/C composites was studied. By this method, carbon felts (bulk density ?0.2gcm?3) were densified to C\\/C composites with density of 1.67 and 1.71gcm?3 when prepared at 1050 and 1150°C for 6h, respectively. X-ray diffraction result indicates that the composites have

Jiping Wang; Junmin Qian; Guanjun Qiao; Zhihao Jin

2007-01-01

340

Mechanical Properties of Composite Material Using Coal Ash and Clay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Coal ash is industry waste exhausted lots of amount by electric power plant. The particle sizes of coal ash, especially coal fly ash are very fine, and the chemical component are extremely resemble with Okinawa-Kucha clay. From the point of view that clay is composed of particles of micro meter size in diameter, we should try the application for fabrication of composite material using coal fly ash and clay. The comparison of the mechanical properties of composite material using coal fly ash and clay were performed during electric furnace burning and spark plasma sintering. As a result, the bending strength of composite material containing the coal ash 10% and fired at 1423K using the electric furnace after press forming at 30 MPa showed the highest value of 47 MPa. This phenomenon suggests a reinforcement role of coal ash particles to clay base material. In spark plasma sintering process, the bending strength of the composite material containing the clay 5-10% to fly ash base material fired at 1473K and pressured at 20 MPa showed the highest value of 88 MPa. This result indicates a binder effect of clay according to the liquid phase sintering of melted clay surrounding around coal fly ash particles surface.

Fukumoto, Isao; Kanda, Yasuyuki

341

Computational Damage Mechanics for Composite Materials Based on Mathematical Homogenization  

E-print Network

1 Computational Damage Mechanics for Composite Materials Based on Mathematical Homogenization Jacob process in composite materi- als, among which the damage mechanics approach is particularly attractive is performed first followed by application of damage mechanics principles to homogenized anisotropic medium

Fish, Jacob

342

Polymer composites and porous materials prepared by thermally induced phase separation and polymer-metal hybrid methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The primary objective of this research is to investigate the morphological and mechanical properties of composite materials and porous materials prepared by thermally induced phase separation. High melting crystallizable diluents were mixed with polymers so that the phase separation would be induced by the solidification of the diluents upon cooling. Theoretical phase diagrams were calculated using Flory-Huggins solution thermodynamics which show good agreement with the experimental results. Porous materials were prepared by the extraction of the crystallized diluents after cooling the mixtures (hexamethylbenzene/polyethylene and pyrene/polyethylene). Anisotropic structures show strong dependence on the identity of the diluents and the composition of the mixtures. Anisotropic crystal growth of the diluents was studied in terms of thermodynamics and kinetics using DSC, optical microscopy and SEM. Microstructures of the porous materials were explained in terms of supercooling and dendritic solidification. Dual functionality of the crystallizable diluents for composite materials was evaluated using isotactic polypropylene (iPP) and compatible diluents that crystallize upon cooling. The selected diluents form homogeneous mixtures with iPP at high temperature and lower the viscosity (improved processability), which undergo phase separation upon cooling to form solid particles that function as a toughening agent at room temperature. Tensile properties and morphology of the composites showed that organic crystalline particles have the similar effect as rigid particles to increase toughness; de-wetting between the particle and iPP matrix occurs at the early stage of deformation, followed by unhindered plastic flow that consumes significant amount of fracture energy. The effect of the diluents, however, strongly depends on the identity of the diluents that interact with the iPP during solidification step, which was demonstrated by comparing tetrabromobisphenol-A and phthalic anhydride. A simple method to prepare composite surfaces that can change the wettability in response to the temperature change was proposed and evaluated. Composite surfaces prepared by nanoporous alumina templates filled with polymers showed surface morphology and wettability that depend on temperature. This effect is attributed to the significant difference in thermal conductivity and the thermal expansion coefficient between the alumina and the polymers. The reversibility in thermal response depends on the properties of the polymers.

Yoon, Joonsung

343

Cell wall fermentation kinetics are impacted more by lignin content and ferulate cross-linking than by lignin composition  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

BACKGROUND: We used a biomimetic model system to ascertain how reductions in ferulate-lignin cross-linking and shifts in lignin composition influence ruminal cell wall fermentation. Primary walls from maize cell suspensions with normal or reduced feruloylation were artificially lignified with variou...

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Cell wall fermentation kinetics impacted more by lignin content and cross-linking than by diverse shifts in lignin composition  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

We used a biomimetic model system to ascertain how lignification and diverse shifts in lignin cross-linking and composition influence cell wall fermentation. Primary cell walls from nonlignified maize cell suspensions were artificially lignified with varying ratios of normal monolignols (coniferyl a...

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Date fruit: chemical composition, nutritional and medicinal values, products.  

PubMed

Date fruit has served as a staple food in the Arab world for centuries. Worldwide production of date fruit has increased almost threefold over the last 40 years, reaching 7.68 million tons in 2010. Date fruit can provide many essential nutrients and potential health benefits to the consumer. Date fruit goes through four ripening stages named kimri, khalal, rutab and tamer. The main chemical components of date fruit include carbohydrates, dietary fibre, enzymes, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins, phenolic acids and carotenoids. The chemical composition of date fruit varies according to ripening stage, cultivar, growing environment, postharvest conditions, etc. The nutritional and medicinal activities of date fruit are related to its chemical composition. Many studies have shown that date fruit has antioxidant, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, anticancer and immunostimulant activities. Various date fruit-based products such as date syrup, date paste, date juice and their derived products are available. Date by-products can be used as raw materials for the production of value-added products such as organic acids, exopolysaccharides, antibiotics, date-flavoured probiotic-fermented dairy produce, bakery yeasts, etc. In this paper the chemical composition and nutritional and medicinal values of date fruit as well as date fruit-based products are reviewed. PMID:23553505

Tang, Zhen-Xing; Shi, Lu-E; Aleid, Salah M

2013-08-15

346

Fungal degradation of fiber-reinforced composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As described in a previous report, a fungal consortium isolated from degraded polymeric materials was capable of growth on presterilized coupons of five composites, resulting in deep penetration into the interior of all materials within five weeks. Data describing the utilization of composite constituents as nutrients for the microflora are described in this article. Increased microbial growth was observed when composite extract was incubated with the fungal inoculum at ambient temperatures. Scanning electron microscopic observation of carbon fibers incubated with a naturally developed population of microorganisms showed the formation of bacterial biofilms on the fiber surfaces, suggesting possible utilization of the fiber chemical sizing as carbon and energy sources. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to monitor the phenomena occurring at the fiber-matrix interfaces. Significant differences were observed between inoculated and sterile panels of the composite materials. A progressive decline in impedance was detected in the inoculated panels. Several reaction steps may be involved in the degradation process. Initial ingress of water into the resin matrix appeared to be followed by degradation of fiber surfaces, and separation of fibers from the resin matrix. This investigation suggested that composite materials are susceptible to microbial attack by providing nutrients for growth.

Gu, J. D.; Lu, C.; Mitchell, R.; Thorp, K.; Crasto, A.

1997-01-01

347

Chemical imaging of biological materials by NanoSIMS using isotopic and elemental labels  

SciTech Connect

The NanoSIMS 50 combines unprecedented spatial resolution (as good as 50 nm) with ultra-high sensitivity (minimum detection limit of {approx}200 atoms). The NanoSIMS 50 incorporates an array of detectors, enabling simultaneous collection of 5 species originating from the same sputtered volume of a sample. The primary ion beam (Cs{sup +} or O{sup -}) can be scanned across the sample to produce quantitative secondary ion images. This capability for multiple isotope imaging with high spatial resolution provides a novel new approach to the study of biological materials. Studies can be made of sub-regions of tissues, mammalian cells, and bacteria. Major, minor and trace element distributions can be mapped on a submicron scale, growth and metabolism can be tracked using stable isotope labels, and biogenic origin can be determined based on composition. We have applied this technique extensively to mammalian and prokaryotic cells and bacterial spores. The NanoSIMS technology enables the researcher to interrogate the fate of molecules of interest within cells and organs through elemental and isotopic labeling. Biological applications at LLNL will be discussed.

Weber, P K; Fallon, S J; Pett-Ridge, J; Ghosal, S; Hutcheon, I D

2006-04-10

348

Chemical Softening and Wear of Dental Composites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this work was to determine the influence of chemical food-simulating liquids on the wear of various commercial dental composite restoratives. In many cases, pre-conditioning the restoratives in these liquids for one week produced swelling of the polymer matrix and considerable surface damage. The resulting degradation reduced the hardness and enhanced the wear as measured by a pin-and-disc

J. E. McKinney; W. Wu

1985-01-01

349

acACS: Improving the Prediction Accuracy of Protein Subcellular Locations and Protein Classification by Incorporating the Average Chemical Shifts Composition  

PubMed Central

The chemical shift is sensitive to changes in the local environments and can report the structural changes. The structure information of a protein can be represented by the average chemical shifts (ACS) composition, which has been broadly applied for enhancing the prediction accuracy in protein subcellular locations and protein classification. However, different kinds of ACS composition can solve different problems. We established an online web server named acACS, which can convert secondary structure into average chemical shift and then compose the vector for representing a protein by using the algorithm of auto covariance. Our solution is easy to use and can meet the needs of users. PMID:25110749

Liu, Yan-Ling; Mei, Han-Xue; Rang, Yi; Hou, Bao-Yan; Zhao, Yan

2014-01-01

350

Energy absorption of composite material and structure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are presented from a joint research program on helicopter crashworthiness conducted by the U.S. Army Aerostructures Directorate and NASA Langley. Through the ongoing research program an in-depth understanding has been developed on the cause/effect relationships between material and architectural variables and the energy-absorption capability of composite material and structure. Composite materials were found to be efficient energy absorbers. Graphite/epoxy subfloor structures were more efficient energy absorbers than comparable structures fabricated from Kevlar or aluminum. An accurate method of predicting the energy-absorption capability of beams was developed.

Farley, Gary L.

1987-01-01

351

Chemical Composition and Heterogeneity of Wild 2 Cometary Particles Determined by Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence  

SciTech Connect

Seven cometary dust particle tracks in Stardust aerogel were studied using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence methods at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NY) and Advanced Photon Source (IL). Elemental maps were produced for each of the tracks and elemental abundances for 156 individual fragments within these tracks were determined. Whole-track elemental abundances were inferred by summing the elemental masses for the fragments in each track and scaling by the ratio of total Fe in the map and total Fe in the fragments. In general, whole-track and terminal-particle abundances are dissimilar. The total Fe masses ranged from 4 to 2200 pg, corresponding to impactors in the size range of 2.7 to 22 {mu}m if Fe abundances are equal to the chondritic value. Systematic variations in element abundance with fragment distance from the aerogel entry point were generally subtle but were pronounced in one track (C2115,19). In this track, Zn/Fe was about three orders of magnitude higher at the top, Cr/Fe was two orders of magnitude higher at the bottom, and S was relatively uniform. Compositional convergence data showed that typically analysis of {approx}10 fragments was needed to reach convergent whole-track abundance. Zinc was an exception, showing nonconvergent profiles and steps due to the presence of rare, high-Zn fragments. The resulting wholetrack elemental abundances show diverse patterns that are generally chondritic (i.e., within a factor of three of CI abundances) with some exceptions, notably depletions in S and enrichments in the moderately volatile elements Cu, Zn, and Ga. Enrichments in large ion lithophile elements relative to Fe were observed in one track. Correlation matrices showed several strong elemental correlations, notably selenium associated with sulfur (sulfides), a ubiquitous correlation of the first-row transition metals Cr, Mn, and Fe attributed to the presence of pyroxene, and enrichments of gallium associated with calcium, likely affiliated with Mg-Al glass.

Lanzirotti,A.; Sutton, S.; Flynn, G.; Newville, M.; Rao, W.

2008-01-01

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Chemical composition and heterogeneity of Wild 2 cometary particles determined by synchrotron X-ray fluorescence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seven cometary dust particle tracks in Stardust aerogel were studied using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence methods at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NY) and Advanced Photon Source (IL). Elemental maps were produced for each of the tracks and elemental abundances for 156 individual fragments within these tracks were determined. Whole-track elemental abundances were inferred by summing the elemental masses for the fragments in each track and scaling by the ratio of total Fe in the map and total Fe in the fragments. In general, whole-track and terminal-particle abundances are dissimilar. The total Fe masses ranged from 4 to 2200 pg, corresponding to impactors in the size range of 2.7 to 22 ?m if Fe abundances are equal to the chondritic value. Systematic variations in element abundance with fragment distance from the aerogel entry point were generally subtle but were pronounced in one track (C2115,19). In this track, Zn/Fe was about three orders of magnitude higher at the top, Cr/Fe was two orders of magnitude higher at the bottom, and S was relatively uniform. Compositional convergence data showed that typically analysis of ~10 fragments was needed to reach convergent whole-track abundance. Zinc was an exception, showing nonconvergent profiles and steps due to the presence of rare, high-Zn fragments. The resulting wholetrack elemental abundances show diverse patterns that are generally chondritic (i.e., within a factor of three of CI abundances) with some exceptions, notably depletions in S and enrichments in the moderately volatile elements Cu, Zn, and Ga. Enrichments in large ion lithophile elements relative to Fe were observed in one track. Correlation matrices showed several strong elemental correlations, notably selenium associated with sulfur (sulfides), a ubiquitous correlation of the first-row transition metals Cr, Mn, and Fe attributed to the presence of pyroxene, and enrichments of gallium associated with calcium, likely affiliated with Mg-Al glass.

Lanzirotti, A.; Sutton, S. R.; Flynn, G. J.; Newville, M.; Rao, W.

2008-02-01

353

Colorimetric evaluation of composite materials with different thickness by reflectance spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Selection of the proper shade and color matching of restorations to natural dentition continues to be one of the most frustrating problems in dentistry and currently available shade guide presents a limited selection of colors compared to those found in natural dentition. This investigation evaluation if the composites resins shade B2 are equivalent to the Vita shade guide B2. Twelve composite resins (Renamel Microfill Super Brite- Cosmedent USA, Renamel Universal Brite- Cosmedent USA, Renamel Microfill Body- Cosmedent USA, Renamel Universal Body- Cosmedent USA, Opallis EB2-FGM, Opallis DB2-FGM, Filtek Supreme XT-3M/ESPE, Filtek Z250-3M/ESPE, Filtek Z350-3M/ESPE, Z100-3M/ESPE, 4 Seasons Dentin-Ivoclar/Vivadent, Tetric Ceram-Ivoclar/Vivadent) shade B2 were used. From each composite, two specimens were made in a steel matrix with 8.0 mm diameter and 10.0 mm different predetermined thickness (0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 mm). The specimens were 40 seconds light polymerized by LED Ultrablue (DMC). The specimens were measured 10 times each to determine the shade using a reflectance spectrophotometer (Pocket Spec). According to results was verified that not any of composites resins shade B2 evaluated in this study presented values of color difference (?E) equivalent to the Vita shade guide B2 and the 2 mm thickness showed the closer match to the Vita shade guide B2.

Portero, Priscila Paiva; Florez, Fernando; Bagnato, Vanderlei; de Oliveira, Osmir Batista, Jr.; de Castro Monteiro Loffredo, Leonor

2007-02-01

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3-D textile reinforcements in composite materials  

SciTech Connect

Laminated composite materials have been used in structural applications since the 1960s. However, their high cost and inability to accommodate fibers in the laminate`s thickness direction greatly reduce their damage tolerance and impact resistance. The second generation of materials--3-D textile reinforced composites--offers significant cost reduction, and by incorporating reinforcement in the thickness direction, dramatically increases damage tolerance and impact resistance. However, methods for predicting mechanical properties of 3-D textile reinforced composite materials tend to be more complex. These materials also have disadvantages--particularly in regard to crimps in the yarns--that require more research. Textile preforms, micro- and macromechanical modeling, manufacturing processes, and characterization all need further development. As researchers overcome these problems, this new generation of composites will emerge as a highly competitive family of materials. This book provides a state-of-the-art account of this promising technology. In it, top experts describe the manufacturing processes, highlight the advantages, identify the main applications, analyze methods for predicting mechanical properties, and detail various reinforcement strategies, including grid structure, knitted fabric composites, and the braiding technique. Armed with the information in this book, readers will be prepared to better exploit the advantages of 3-D textile reinforced composites, overcome its disadvantages, and contribute to the further development of the technology.

Miravete, A. [Univ. of Zaragoza (Spain)

1999-11-01

355

Spectral evolution of and radiation energy generation by coeval stellar populations with different initial composition and chemical enrichment  

E-print Network

The results, obtained with evolutionary synthesis code package, developed by the author, for spectral properties of stellar populations with different initial metallicities Z, are presented and discussed . Also, their contributions to the production of most common nucleosynthesis elements He, C and O were followed. These computations have been performed on the basis of two available but different homogeneous multicomposition stellar evolutionary tracks grids by Geneva and Padova groups and the Kurucz model atmospheres. Next to the discussion of overall effects and evelutionary differences, caused by chemical composition, we also present and comment the normalized per stellar mass unit standard tables of the detailed radiation energy output from stellar populations, integrated over the whole lifetime of their stars, in function of metallicity, likewise the tables on He, C and O production. They might serve as useful tools for studies of cosmological problems as well as for studies of buildup of heavy elements in the Universe and galactic enrichment. from stellar populations in dependence

Peeter Traat

2004-12-31

356

Carbon Nano Tube Composites with Chemically Functionalized Plant Oils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon Nano Tube Composites with Chemically Functionalized Plant Oil Wim Thielemans, R., P. Wool, V. Barron and W. Blau Multi-Wall Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNT) made by the Kratchmer-Huffman CCVD process were found to interact and solubilize by slow mechanical stirring, with chemically functionalized plant oils, such as acrylated, epoxidized and maleinated triglycerides (TG) derived from plant oils. The chemical functionality on the TG imparted amphiphilic properties to the oils which allows them to self-assemble on the nanotubes, promoting both dissolution and the ability to make nanocomposites with unusual properties. Once in solution, the MWCT can be processed in a variety of methods, in particular to make composites with enhanced mechanical, fracture and thermal properties. Since the tensile modulus of MWs is about 1 TPa and a vector percolation analysis indicated tensile strengths of 50-100 GPa, we obtain significantly improved properties with even small amounts (1-3the glass transition temperature of the composite by about 20 oC, and the tensile modulus by about 11significant effects on the fracture stress can be obtained due to the both the influence of the strength and length of the MWNT at the crack tip. The ability of the oils to self-assemble on the carbon nanotube surfaces also makes them ideal candidates for self-healing materials. The properties with different functionalized oils will be reported. Supported by EPA, DoE and ISF

Thielemans, Wim; Wool, Richard P.; Blau, Werner; Barron, Valerie

2003-03-01

357

Acceptability and chemical composition of bread from beniseed composite flour  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports a study to determine the suitability of beniseed for bread making as well as the chemical composition and acceptability of the bread among Nigerian bread consuming population. Three bread samples were developed from wheat, beniseed, and cassava composite flour using the formulae 85:10:5, 80:15:5 and 75:25:5. Baking characteristics, chemical composition and acceptability tests were carried out on the samples

Wasiu A. O. Afolabi; Clara R. B. Oguntona; Bilkisu B. Fakunmoju

2001-01-01

358

Non-destructive prediction of chemical composition in sunflower seeds by near infrared spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) was explored as a technique to predict moisture (M), oil and crude protein (CP) content on intact sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus L.). Three hundred samples were scanned intact in a monochromator instrument NIRS 6500 (NIRSystems, Silver Spring, MD, USA). Calibration equations were developed using modified partial least square regression (MPLS) with internal cross validation. Samples

A. Fassio; D. Cozzolino

2004-01-01

359

DOE/MSU composite material fatigue database: Test methods, materials, and analysis  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a detailed analysis of the results from fatigue studies of wind turbine blade composite materials carried out at Montana State University (MSU) over the last seven years. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the DOE/MSU composite Materials Fatigue Database. The fatigue testing of composite materials requires the adaptation of standard test methods to the particular composite structure of concern. The stranded fabric E-glass reinforcement used by many blade manufacturers has required the development of several test modifications to obtain valid test data for materials with particular reinforcement details, over the required range of tensile and compressive loadings. Additionally, a novel testing approach to high frequency (100 Hz) testing for high cycle fatigue using minicoupons has been developed and validated. The database for standard coupon tests now includes over 4,100 data points for over 110 materials systems. The report analyzes the database for trends and transitions in static and fatigue behavior with various materials parameters. Parameters explored are reinforcement fabric architecture, fiber content, content of fibers oriented in the load direction, matrix material, and loading parameters (tension, compression, and reversed loading). Significant transitions from good fatigue resistance to poor fatigue resistance are evident in the range of materials currently used in many blades. A preliminary evaluation of knockdowns for selected structural details is also presented. The high frequency database provides a significant set of data for various loading conditions in the longitudinal and transverse directions of unidirectional composites out to 10{sup 8} cycles. The results are expressed in stress and strain based Goodman Diagrams suitable for design. A discussion is provided to guide the user of the database in its application to blade design.

Mandell, J.F.; Samborsky, D.D. [Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1997-12-01

360

Response of lime seedling growth and chemical composition to salinity stress  

Microsoft Academic Search

Responses of lime growth and chemical composition to salinity stress were evaluated on six?month?old lime seedlings raised under six salt levels with electrical conductivities (EC) ranging from 0.56–20 d?Sm together with Soba natural saline soil with an intrinsic salinity of 7.2 d?Sm. Plantheight, number of leaves and branches, moisture content, and chlorophyll and nitrogen (N) contents were progressively reduced by

El Agib B. El Hag; Osman A. Sidahmed

1997-01-01

361

Chemical composition of teff (Eragrostis tef) compared with that of wheat, barley and grain sorghum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical composition of teff, analyzed from uncontaminated seeds, revealed the superiority of the species in mineral nutritive\\u000a value. Teff’s exceedingly high iron and calcium content was confirmed. The high iron content of teff reported by the Ethiopia\\u000a Nutrition Survey must have been due to certain inherent factors of the species, not only a result of contamination. The magnitude\\u000a of

Melak H. Mengesha

1966-01-01

362

Screening of chemical composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Artemisia essential oils  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical composition of essential oils isolated from aerial parts of seven wild sages from Western Canada –Artemisia absinthium L., Artemisia biennis Willd., Artemisia cana Pursh, Artemisia dracunculus L., Artemisia frigida Willd., Artemisia longifolia Nutt. and Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt., was investigated by GC–MS. A total of 110 components were identified accounting for 71.0–98.8% of the oil composition. High contents of

Daíse Lopes-Lutz; Daniela S. Alviano; Celuta S. Alviano; Paul P. Kolodziejczyk

2008-01-01

363

Microstructure and properties of particle reinforced silicon carbide and silicon nitride ceramic matrix composites prepared by chemical vapor infiltration  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionParticle reinforced silicon carbide and silicon nitride ceramic matrix composites were fabricated using designed particle agglomeration and chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) technique. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were employed to observe the microstructures of the preforms and as-infiltrated composites. In the preform, the inter-agglomeration and intra-agglomeration pores had an approximate size of 500–800?m and 5–10?m, respectively.

Yongsheng Liu; Laifei Cheng; Litong Zhang; Yunfeng Hua; Wenbin Yang

2008-01-01

364

Chemical compatibility of cartridge materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This twelve month progress report deals with the chemical compatibility of semiconductor crystals grown in zero gravity. Specifically, it studies the chemical compatibility between TZM, a molybdenum alloy containing titanium and zirconium, and WC 103, a titanium alloy containing Niobium and Hafnium, and Gallium arsenide (GaAs) and Cadmium Zinc Tellurite (CdZnTe). Due to the health hazards involved, three approaches were used to study the chemical compatibility between the semiconductor and cartridge materials: reaction retort, thermogravimetric analysis, and bulk cylindrical cartridge containers. A scanning electron microscope with an energy dispersive X-ray analyzer was used to examine all samples after testing. The first conclusion drawn is that reaction rates with TZM were not nearly as great as they were with WC 103. Second, the total reaction between GaAs and WC 103 was almost twice that with TZM. Therefore, even though WC 103 is easier to fabricate, at least half of the cartridge thickness will be degraded if contact is made with one of the semiconductor materials leading to a loss of strength properties.

Wilcox, Roy C.; Zee, R. H.

1991-01-01

365

One-step synthesis and chemical characterization of Pt-C nanowire composites by plasma sputtering  

E-print Network

that Pt is mainly under oxidized states (PtOx, PtOxHy). Platinum is only found under +II oxidation st and strategic metals from the platinum group.[5] Here, a high surface-to-volume ratio leading to large fraction, no harmful chemicals, organic solvent or precursor). The co-sputtering of platinum and carbon atoms on an E

Boyer, Edmond

366

Chemical composition of sewage-grown Spirulina platensis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Spirulina platensis has been grown in an outdoor pilot production unit, with an exposed surface area of 450 m2, on a medium consisting of raw domestic sewage supplemented with sodium bicarbonate and nitrate or urea fertilizer. The chemical composition and yield of the biomass grown on sewage-nitrate was comparable to that grown on synthetic medium. The protein content was

P. N. Saxena; M. R. Ahmad; R. Shyam; P. S. Misra

1982-01-01

367

The Chemical Composition of Texas Honey and Pecans  

E-print Network

TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS W. B. BIZZELL, President BULLETIN NO. 272 JANUARY, 192 1 --- - DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TEXAS HONEY AND PECANS *. - B. YOUNGBLOOD...~ted States Department of Agriculture. CONTENTS . PAGE Introduction ................................................ 5 .......................................... Methods of Analysis 5 ....................................... Flavor of Honey ........ : 5...

Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

1921-01-01

368

Modification of seed oil content and acyl composition in the brassicaceae by expression of a yeast sn-2 acyltransferase gene.  

PubMed Central

A putative yeast sn-2 acyltransferase gene (SLC1-1), reportedly a variant acyltransferase that suppresses a genetic defect in sphingolipid long-chain base biosynthesis, has been expressed in a yeast SLC deletion strain. The SLC1-1 gene product was shown in vitro to encode an sn-2 acyltransferase capable of acylating sn-1 oleoyl-lysophosphatidic acid, using a range of acyl-CoA thioesters, including 18:1-, 22:1-, and 24:0-CoAs. The SLC1-1 gene was introduced into Arabidopsis and a high erucic acid-containing Brassica napus cv Hero under the control of a constitutive (tandem cauliflower mosaic virus 35S) promoter. The resulting transgenic plants showed substantial increases of 8 to 48% in seed oil content (expressed on the basis of seed dry weight) and increases in both overall proportions and amounts of very-long-chain fatty acids in seed triacylglycerols (TAGs). Furthermore, the proportion of very-long-chain fatty acids found at the sn-2 position of TAGs was increased, and homogenates prepared from developing seeds of transformed plants exhibited elevated lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.51) activity. Thus, the yeast sn-2 acyltransferase has been shown to encode a protein that can exhibit lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase activity and that can be used to change total fatty acid content and composition as well as to alter the stereospecific acyl distribution of fatty acids in seed TAGs. PMID:9212466

Zou, J; Katavic, V; Giblin, E M; Barton, D L; MacKenzie, S L; Keller, W A; Hu, X; Taylor, D C

1997-01-01

369

Materials Bound by Non-Chemical Forces: External Fields and the Quantum Vacuum  

E-print Network

We discuss materials which owe their stability to external fields. These include: 1) external electric or magnetic fields, and 2) quantum vacuum fluctuations in these fields induced by suitable boundary conditions (the Casimir effect). Instances of the first case include the floating water bridge and ferrofluids in magnetic fields. An example of the second case is taken from biology where the Casimir effect provides an explanation of the formation of stacked aggregations or "rouleaux" by negatively charged red blood cells. We show how the interplay between electrical and Casimir forces can be used to drive self-assembly of nano-structured materials, and could be generalized both as a probe of Casimir forces and as a means of manufacturing nanoscale structures. Interestingly, all the cases discussed involve the generation of the somewhat exotic negative pressures. We note that very little is known about the phase diagrams of most materials in the presence of external fields other than those represented by the macroscopic scalar quantities of pressure and temperature. Many new and unusual states of matter may yet be undiscovered.

John Swain; Allan Widom; Yogendra Srivastava

2014-04-29

370

Designing high hard block Content TPU resins for composite application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) are linear block copolymers typically constructed of statistically alternating soft (SS) and hard (HS) segments. Due to their numerous industrial applications these materials have received considerable attention. We have recently investigated the phase behavior and morphology of a set of high hard block content polyurethanes. Using mainly calorimetry, scattering and microscopy techniques we were able to elucidate the origins of all the thermal events observed through differential scanning calorimetry and propose a new morphological model of the structure and the phase behavior of these high hard block content polyurethanes [A. Saiani et al. Macromolecules, 34, 9059-9068 (2001); 37, 1411-1421 (2004); 40, 7252-7262 (2007)]. We have now shown that these new materials can potentially be used as resins for designing fiber based composites and investigated the effect of processing on conditions the final properties of the composites

Saiani, Alberto; Nedolisa, Chinemelum; Lindsay, Christopher I.

2013-03-01

371

Property changes induced by the space environment in composite materials on LDEF: Solar array materials passive LDEF experiment A0171 (SAMPLE)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Surface modifications to composite materials induced by long term exposure in low earth orbit (LEO) were dominated by atomic oxygen erosion and micrometeoroid and space debris impacts. As expected, calculated erosion rates were peculiar to material type and within the predicted order of magnitude. Generally, about one ply of the carbon fiber composites was eroded during the 70 month LDEF experiment. Matrix erosion was greater than fiber erosion and was more evident for a polysulfone matrix than for epoxy matrices. Micrometeoroid and space debris impacts resulted in small (less than 1mm) craters and splattered contaminants on all samples. Surfaces became more diffuse and darker with small increases in emissivity and absorption. Tensile strength decreased roughly with thickness loss, and epoxy matrices apparently became slightly embrittled, probably as a result of continued curing under UV and/or electron bombardment. However, changes in the ultimate yield stress of the carbon reinforced epoxy composites correlate neither with weave direction nor fiber type. Unexpected developments were the discovery of new synergistic effects of the space environment in the interaction of atomic oxygen and copious amounts of contamination and in the induced luminescence of many materials.

1993-01-01

372

Compositions and chemical bonding in ceramics by quantitative electron energy-loss spectrometry  

SciTech Connect

Quantitative electron energy-loss spectrometry was applied to a range of ceramic materials at a spatial resolution of <5 nm. Analysis of Fe L{sub 23} white lines indicated a low-spin state with a charge transfer of {approximately}1.5 electrons/atom onto the Fe atoms implanted into (amorphized) silicon carbide. Gradients of 2 to 5% in the Co:O stoichiometry were measured across 100-nm-thick Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} layers in an oxidized directionally solidified CoO-ZrO{sub 2} eutectic, with the highest O levels near the ZrO{sub 2}. The energy-loss near-edge structures were dramatically different for the two cobalt oxides; those for CO{sub 3}O{sub 4} have been incorrectly ascribed to CoO in the published literature. Kinetically stabilized solid solubility occurred in an AlN-SiC film grown by low-temperature molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on {alpha}(6H)-SiC, and no detectable interdiffusion occurred in couples of MBE-grown AlN on SiC following annealing at up to 1750C. In diffusion couples of polycrystalline AlN on SiC, interfacial 8H sialon (aluminum oxy-nitride) and pockets of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-rich {beta}{prime} sialon in the SiC were detected.

Bentley, J.; Horton, L.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); McHargue, C.J. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); McKernan, S.; Carter, C.B. [Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Revcolevschi, A. [Univ. de Paris-Sud, Lab. de Chemie des Solides (France); Tanaka, S.; Davis, R.F. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1993-12-31

373

The Chemical Composition of Martian Soil and Rocks Returned by the Mobile Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer: Preliminary Results from the X-ray Mode  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article presents the chemical composition of six soils and five rocks at the Ares Vallis landing site obtained by the alpha proton x-ray spectrometer on board the rover of the Mars Pathfinder mission. The analyzed rocks were compositionally similar to each other, but were unexpectedly high in silica and potassium and low in magnesium compared to previously studied Martian soils and meteorites. The analyzed rocks are similar in composition to terrestrial andesites and close to the mean composition of Earth's crust. Soil analyses appear similar to those determined by the Viking missions.

R. Rieder

374

Determination of seed oil content and fatty acid composition in sunflower through the analysis of intact seeds, husked seeds, meal and oil by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

A methodological study was conducted to test the potential of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to estimate the\\u000a oil content and fatty acid composition of sunflower seeds. A set of 387 intact-seed samples, each from a single plant, were\\u000a scanned by NIRS, and 120 of them were selected and further scanned as husked seed, meal, and oil. All samples were analyzed

B. Pérez-Vich; L. Velasco; J. M. Fernández-Martínez

1998-01-01

375

Si–graphite composites as anode materials for lithium secondary batteries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two types of Si–graphite (Si–C) composites are synthesized and evaluated for anode materials of lithium secondary batteries. The mechano-chemical milling and the rotational impact blending methods are applied to synthesize two types of Si–C composites. Graphite powders having Si on the surface (type A) is synthesized by mechano-chemical milling using the pitch as a binder. Si embedded inside the graphite

Yong Nam Jo; Yeri Kim; Jeom Soo Kim; Jun Ho Song; Ki Jae Kim; Chong Yun Kwag; Dong Jun Lee; Chul Wan Park; Young Jun Kim

2010-01-01

376

Insight into acid-base nucleation experiments by comparison of the chemical composition of positive, negative, and neutral clusters.  

PubMed

We investigated the nucleation of sulfuric acid together with two bases (ammonia and dimethylamine), at the CLOUD chamber at CERN. The chemical composition of positive, negative, and neutral clusters was studied using three Atmospheric Pressure interface-Time Of Flight (APi-TOF) mass spectrometers: two were operated in positive and negative mode to detect the chamber ions, while the third was equipped with a nitrate ion chemical ionization source allowing detection of neutral clusters. Taking into account the possible fragmentation that can happen during the charging of the ions or within the first stage of the mass spectrometer, the cluster formation proceeded via essentially one-to-one acid-base addition for all of the clusters, independent of the type of the base. For the positive clusters, the charge is carried by one excess protonated base, while for the negative clusters it is carried by a deprotonated acid; the same is true for the neutral clusters after these have been ionized. During the experiments involving sulfuric acid and dimethylamine, it was possible to study the appearance time for all the clusters (positive, negative, and neutral). It appeared that, after the formation of the clusters containing three molecules of sulfuric acid, the clusters grow at a similar speed, independent of their charge. The growth rate is then probably limited by the arrival rate of sulfuric acid or cluster-cluster collision. PMID:25406110

Bianchi, Federico; Praplan, Arnaud P; Sarnela, Nina; Dommen, Josef; Kürten, Andreas; Ortega, Ismael K; Schobesberger, Siegfried; Junninen, Heikki; Simon, Mario; Tröstl, Jasmin; Jokinen, Tuija; Sipilä, Mikko; Adamov, Alexey; Amorim, Antonio; Almeida, Joao; Breitenlechner, Martin; Duplissy, Jonathan; Ehrhart, Sebastian; Flagan, Richard C; Franchin, Alessandro; Hakala, Jani; Hansel, Armin; Heinritzi, Martin; Kangasluoma, Juha; Keskinen, Helmi; Kim, Jaeseok; Kirkby, Jasper; Laaksonen, Ari; Lawler, Michael J; Lehtipalo, Katrianne; Leiminger, Markus; Makhmutov, Vladimir; Mathot, Serge; Onnela, Antti; Petäjä, Tuukka; Riccobono, Francesco; Rissanen, Matti P; Rondo, Linda; Tomé, António; Virtanen, Annele; Viisanen, Yrjö; Williamson, Christina; Wimmer, Daniela; Winkler, Paul M; Ye, Penglin; Curtius, Joachim; Kulmala, Markku; Worsnop, Douglas R; Donahue, Neil M; Baltensperger, Urs

2014-12-01

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[Chemical composition analysis of bluish-white porcelain unearthed from Fanchang kiln, Anhui province by wave disperse X-ray fluorescence].  

PubMed

Fanchang kiln was the earliest Chinese bluish-white porcelain kiln which first fired this special porcelain class as early as in Five Dynasties (AD 907-960). However, this important kiln declined rapidly in the middle North Song dynasty (AD 1023-1085). As to the decline reason, it is still not clearly identified till now. In order to find the truth, wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) was used to determine the elemental abundance patterns of its porcelain bodies in Five Dynasties, the early North Song dynasty and the middle North Song dynasty. The analytical results indicate that the chemical compositions of major, minor and trace elements in porcelain bodies changed greatly in the middle North Song dynasty. Combined with the results of INAA and glaze study, this change in elemental composition should be caused by the change in porcelain raw materials or body-making crafts. Meanwhile, it was just this change that led to the quality decline of raw material and rapid collapse of Fan-chang kiln in the middle North Song dynasty shortly after its establishment. PMID:20939361

Yang, Yu-zhang; Zhang, Ju-zhong; Zan, Yi

2010-08-01

378

Chemical composition and nutritional value of protein concentrates isolated from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) fruit juice by precipitation with ethanol or ferric chloride.  

PubMed

Effects of protein precipitators, ethanol and ferric chloride, on yield, resolubility, chemical composition and nutritional value of protein concentrates isolated from industrial potato fruit juice (PFJ) were studied. Optimum precipitating concentrations of ethanol and ferric chloride in PFJ were 4 M (23.1% v/v) and 20 mM (2% w/v), resulting in yield of 69% and 86.5% of total protein, respectively. Contents of total glycoalkaloids and potassium in both protein concentrates were significantly lower (P < 0.05) as compared with contents in PFJ dry matter. Both protein concentrates exhibited high nutritional value; values of essential amino acid index (EAAI) were 81.7% and 82.7%, respectively. Fraction of patatin proteins (39-43 kDa) represented with EAAI value of 86.1% the nutritionally improving protein component. Lipid acyl hydrolase activity of patatin family was not negatively affected by cooled ethanol precipitation. It can be thus suggested that biological and enzymatic activities of this protein family are utilizable after this type of precipitation. PMID:19739640

Bártová, Veronika; Bárta, Jan

2009-10-14

379

School of Mechanical,Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering  

E-print Network

School of Mechanical,Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering Kyle D. Squires School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona, USA 2010 for modeling... #12;School of Mechanical,Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering By far the most widely

Gruner, Daniel S.

380

Microcrack Quantification in Composite Materials by a Neural Network Analysis of Ultrasound Spectral Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Intra-ply microcracking in unlined composite pressure vessels can be very troublesome to detect and when linked through the thickness can provide leak paths that may hinder mission success. The leaks may lead to loss of pressure/propellant, increased risk of explosion and possible cryo-pumping into air pockets within the laminate. Ultrasonic techniques have been shown capable of detecting the presence of microcracking and in this work they are used to quantify the level of microcracking. Resonance ultrasound methods are utilized with artificial neural networks to build a microcrack prediction/measurement tool. Two networks are presented, one unsupervised to provide a qualitative measure of microcracking and one supervised which provides a quantitative assessment of the level of microcracking. The resonant ultrasound spectroscopic method is made sensitive to microcracking by tuning the input spectrum to the higher frequency (shorter wavelength) components allowing more significant interaction with the defects. This interaction causes the spectral characteristics to shift toward lower amplitudes at the higher frequencies. As the density of the defects increases more interactions occur and more drastic amplitude changes are observed. Preliminary experiments to quantify the level of microcracking induced in graphite/epoxy composite samples through a combination of tensile loading and cryogenic temperatures are presented. Both unsupervised (Kohonen) and supervised (radial basis function) artificial neural networks are presented to determine the measurable effect on the resonance spectrum of the ultrasonic data taken from the samples.

Walker, James L.; Russell, Samuel S.; Suits, Michael W.

2003-01-01

381

Carbon Nano Tube Composites with Chemically Functionalized Plant Oils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Carbon Nano Tube Composites with Chemically Functionalized Plant Oil Wim Thielemans, R., P. Wool, V. Barron and W. Blau Multi-Wall Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNT) made by the Kratchmer-Huffman CCVD process were found to interact and solubilize by slow mechanical stirring, with chemically functionalized plant oils, such as acrylated, epoxidized and maleinated triglycerides (TG) derived from plant oils. The chemical functionality

Wim Thielemans; Richard P. Wool; Werner Blau; Valerie Barron

2003-01-01

382

Ceramic Aerogel Composite Materials and Characterization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Aerogels a.k.a "Solid Smoke" are gels with the liquid phase replaced by gas, leaving behind a highly porous material with a nanoscale framework. Due to the porous, nanoscale structure, aerogels have the lowest known density and conductivity of solids. Aerogels have the potential for being a breakthrough material because of their extremely light weight and unique properties. In this paper, we address overcoming their most profound weaknesses: mechanical fragility and very high surface activity, which leads to a lowered sintering temperature. A matrix of ceramic aerogel composite materials was produced to investigate their properties and functionality. Mechanical property measurements and Scanning Electron Micrographs are used to identify trends and structure of these ceramic composite materials. Thermal cycling was used to identify the sintering points of the materials.

White, Susan; Hrubesh, Lawrence W.; Rasky, Daniel J. (Technical Monitor)

1997-01-01

383

Bioinspired porous octacalcium phosphate/silk fibroin composite coating materials prepared by electrochemical deposition.  

PubMed

The biomimetic structure and composition of biomaterials are recognized as critical factors that determine their biological performance. A bioinspired nano-micro structured octacalcium phosphate (OCP)/silk fibroin (SF) composite coating on titanium was achieved through a mild electrochemically induced deposition method. Findings indicate that SF plays a critical role in constructing the unique biomimetic hierarchical structure of OCP/SF composite coating layers. In vitro cell culture tests demonstrate that the presence of OCP/SF composite coatings, with highly ordered and hierarchically porous structure, greatly enhance cellular responses. The coatings developed in this study have considerable potential for various hard tissue engineering and applications. PMID:25734421

Yang, Ya; Wang, Hui; Yan, Feng-Yi; Qi, Yu; Lai, Yue-Kun; Zeng, Dong-Mei; Chen, Guoqiang; Zhang, Ke-Qin

2015-03-18

384

Os, Nd, and Sr isotopic and chemical compositions of ultramafic xenoliths from Kurose, SW Japan: Implications for contribution of slab-derived material to wedge mantle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examined seven ultramafic xenoliths from 1~3 Ma alkali olivine basalt reefs near the Eurasian continent and one sample of the host alkali basalt to identify the mantle wedge material and to constrain the origin and evolution of mantle beneath SW Japan. Six xenoliths are from Kurose and one xenolith is from Takashima, northern part of the Kyushu islands, SW Japan. The Sr and Nd isotopic ratios vary from 0.70416 to 0.70773 and from 0.51228 to 0.51283, respectively. The Kurose and Takashima xenoliths have higher Sr isotopic ratios and lower Nd isotopic ratios than those of the peridotite xenoliths from the other arc settings such as Simcoe and NE Japan. The Kurose xenoliths have less radiogenic Os isotopic ratios ( 187Os/ 188Os = 0.123-0.129) than the primitive upper mantle (PUM) estimate and limited variation compared to the other arc xenoliths. Their Os isotope compositions are rather similar to the ultramafic xenoliths from NE and east China. In addition, the samples of the Kurose and Takashima xenoliths plot along a mixing line between ultramafic xenoliths from SE and NE China and a slab component in Sr-Nd-Os isotopic space. Our results suggest that fragments of continental lithospheric mantle from the China craton may exist beneath Kurose and Takashima after the Sea of Japan expansion when the Japanese islands were rifted away from the Eurasian continent during Miocene. Later magmatism due to subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate beneath the SW Japan arc around 15 Ma ago may have introduced fluids or melts derived from slab component, interpreted to be oceanic sediments rather than altered oceanic crust, that possibly modified the original composition of the lithospheric mantle sampled by the peridotite xenoliths from Kurose and Takashima.

Senda, Ryoko; Tanaka, Tsuyoshi; Suzuki, Katsuhiko

2007-05-01

385

Flaxseed hull: Chemical composition and antioxidant activity during development.  

PubMed

Changes in the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of flaxseed hull during maturation were investigated. P129 hull variety was studied at four maturation stages (St1, St2, St3, and St4). Significant variation in proximate composition and flaxseed hull oil characteristics were observed. A significant increase in the carbohydrates content of the hull was observed during development. The main methyl esters were linolenic acid (48.95 - 51.52 %), oleic acid (20.27-23.41%) and linoleic acid (15.62-17.70%). The highest polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) were found to be 67.14 % at the first stage of maturity (St1). Flaxseed hull oil was of good quality, containing an abundance of omega-3 essential fatty acids. The iodine value increased, while the saponification value of oil decreased during seed development. The decrease in ascorbic acid content was steady. The maximum level of total phenolic acid content (128.3 mg/100 g oil) was reached at 7 DAF. The antioxidant activity of oilseed was assessed by means of 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging assay. Radical scavenging activity for green hull was 52.74% and mature hull was 69.32%. PMID:24919478

Herchi, Wahid; Al Hujaili, Abdullah D; Sakouhi, Faouzi; Sebei, Khaled; Trabelsi, Hajer; Kallel, Habib; Boukhchina, Sadok

2014-01-01

386

Properties of five toughened matrix composite materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The use of toughened matrix composite materials offers an attractive solution to the problem of poor damage tolerance associated with advanced composite materials. In this study, the unidirectional laminate strengths and moduli, notched (open-hole) and unnotched tension and compression properties of quasi-isotropic laminates, and compression-after-impact strengths of five carbon fiber/toughened matrix composites, IM7/E7T1-2, IM7/X1845, G40-800X/5255-3, IM7/5255-3, and IM7/5260 have been evaluated. The compression-after-impact (CAI) strengths were determined primarily by impacting quasi-isotropic laminates with the NASA Langley air gun. A few CAI tests were also made with a drop-weight impactor. For a given impact energy, compression after impact strengths were determined to be dependent on impactor velocity. Properties and strengths for the five materials tested are compared with NASA data on other toughened matrix materials (IM7/8551-7, IM6/1808I, IM7/F655, and T800/F3900). This investigation found that all five materials were stronger and more impact damage tolerant than more brittle carbon/epoxy composite materials currently used in aircraft structures.

Cano, Roberto J.; Dow, Marvin B.

1992-01-01

387

Photopolymerisation of composite material in simulated free space environment at low Earth orbital flight  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inflatable Gossamer’s structures which can be deployed in Earth orbit have great prospects in the future. Material for use in inflatable structures must be soft before and during unfolding and harden after unfolding. The best way for solidification of Gossamer’s structures is by chemical polymerisation of a composite material in space environment. The polymerisation processes of liquid polymer matrix in

A. Kondyurin; B. Lauke; R. Vogel

2006-01-01

388

Polyaniline–silver composites prepared by the oxidation of aniline with mixed oxidants, silver nitrate and ammonium peroxydisulfate: The control of silver content  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aniline was oxidized with mixtures of two oxidants, ammonium peroxydisulfate and silver nitrate, to give polyaniline–silver composites with variable content of silver in the composites. The presence of peroxydisulfate has a marked accelerating effect on the oxidation of aniline with silver nitrate. Oxidations in 1 M methanesulfonic acid produced composites in high yield. The molecular structure of the polyaniline was confirmed

Patrycja Bober; Jaroslav Stejskal; Miroslava Trchová; Jan Prokeš

389

Novel Microstructures for Polymer-Liquid Crystal Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are a number of interface-dominated composite materials that contain a liquid crystalline (LC) phase in intimate contact with an isotropic phase. For example, polymer- dispersed liquid crystals, used in the fabrication of windows with switchable transparency, consist of micron size LC droplets dispersed in an isotropic polymer matrix. Many other types of liquid crystal composite materials can be envisioned that might have outstanding optical properties that could be exploited in novel chemical sensors, optical switches, and computer displays. This research project was based on the premise that many of these potentially useful LC composite materials can only be fabricated under microgravity conditions where gravity driven flows are absent. In the ground-based research described below, we have focused on a new class of LC composites that we call thermotropic- lyotropic liquid crystal systems (TLLCs). TLLCs consist of nanosize droplets of water dispersed in an LC matrix, with surfactants at the interface that stabilize the structure. By varying the type of surfactant one can access almost an infinite variety of unusual LC composite microstructures. Due to the importance of the interface in these types of systems, we have also developed molecular simulation models for liquid crystals at interfaces, and made some of the first measurements of the interfacial tension between liquid crystals and water.

Magda, Jules J.

2004-01-01

390

Exposure Assessment of Chemicals from Packaging Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A variety of chemicals may enter our food supply, by means of intentional or unintentional addition, at different stages of the food chain. These chemicals include food additives, pesticide residues, environmental contaminants, mycotox-ins, flavoring substances, and micronutrients. Packaging systems and other food-contact materials are also a source of chemicals contaminating food products and beverages. Monitoring exposure to these chemicals has become an integral part of ensuring the safety of the food supply. Within the context of the risk analysis approach and more specifically as an integral part of risk assessment procedures, the exercise known as exposure assessment is crucial in providing data to allow sound judgments concerning risks to human health. The exercise of obtaining this data is part of the process of revealing sources of contamination and assessing the effectiveness of strategies for minimizing the risk from chemical contamination in the food supply (Lambe, 2002).

Poças, Maria De Fátima; Hogg, Timothy

391

The biochemical composition, energy content, and chemical antifeedant defenses of the common Antarctic Peninsular sea stars Granaster nutrix and Neosmilaster georgianus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sea stars Granaster nutrix and Neosmilaster georgianus are conspicuous members of benthic communities along the Antarctic Peninsula. An analysis of the proximate composition of somatic body components of nonreproductive adults indicates the nutrient storage organs (pyloric caeca) are rich in both protein (60.7 and 60.6% mean dry wt, respectively) and lipid (25.4 and 29.8% mean dry wt, respectively). Body-wall

James B. McClintock; Margaret O. Amsler; Charles D. Amsler; Bill J. Baker

2006-01-01

392

Pyrolysis of municipal plastic wastes II: Influence of raw material composition under catalytic conditions  

SciTech Connect

Highlights: > ZSM-5 zeolite catalytic pyrolysis transforms municipal plastic waste into liquids and gases useful as fuels or source of chemicals. > The composition of the waste sample plays an important role on the catalyst activity and the products obtained. > ZSM-5 zeolite is somehow deactivated when high proportions of fine inorganic materials are present in the sample. > When the sample contains cellulose-based materials, the formation of a two-phase liquid fraction can be avoided by a low temperature step. - Abstract: In this work, the results obtained in catalytic pyrolysis of three plastic waste streams which are the rejects of an industrial packing wastes sorting plant are presented. The samples have been pyrolysed in a 3.5 dm{sup 3} reactor under semi-batch conditions at 440 {sup o}C for 30 min in nitrogen atmosphere. Commercial ZSM-5 zeolite has been used as catalyst in liquid phase contact. In every case, high HHV gases and liquids which can be useful as fuels or source of chemicals are obtained. A solid fraction composed of the inorganic material contained in the raw materials and some char formed in the pyrolysis process is also obtained. The zeolite has shown to be very effective to produce liquids with great aromatics content and C3-C4 fraction rich gases, even though the raw material was mainly composed of polyolefins. The characteristics of the pyrolysis products as well as the effect of the catalyst vary depending on the composition of the raw material. When paper rich samples are pyrolysed, ZSM-5 zeolite increases water production and reduces CO and CO{sub 2} generation. If stepwise pyrolysis is applied to such sample, the aqueous liquid phase can be separated from the organic liquid fraction in a first low temperature step.

Lopez, A., E-mail: alex.lopez@ehu.es [Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, School of Engineering of Bilbao, Alda. Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain); Marco, I. de; Caballero, B.M.; Laresgoiti, M.F.; Adrados, A.; Torres, A. [Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, School of Engineering of Bilbao, Alda. Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain)

2011-09-15

393

Composite materials for fusion applications  

SciTech Connect

Ceramic matrix composites, CMCs, are being considered for advanced first-wall and blanket structural applications because of their high-temperature properties, low neutron activation, low density and low coefficient of expansion coupled with good thermal conductivity and corrosion behavior. This paper presents a review and analysis of the hermetic, thermal conductivity, corrosion, crack growth and radiation damage properties of CMCs. It was concluded that the leak rates of a gaseous coolant into the plasma chamber or tritium out of the blanket could exceed design criteria if matrix microcracking causes existing porosity to become interconnected. Thermal conductivities of unirradiated SiC/SiC and C/SiC materials are about 1/2 to 2/3 that of Type 316 SS whereas the thermal conductivity for C/C composites is seven times larger. The thermal stress figure-of-merit value for CMCs exceeds that of Type 316 SS for a single thermal cycle. SiC/SiC composites are very resistant to corrosion and are expected to be compatible with He or Li coolants if the O{sub 2} concentrations are maintained at the appropriate levels. CMCs exhibit subcritical crack growth at elevated temperatures and the crack velocity is a function of the corrosion conditions. The radiation stability of CMCs will depend on the stability of the fiber, microcracking of the matrix, and the effects of gaseous transmutation products on properties. 23 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

Jones, R.H.; Henager, C.H. Jr.; Hollenberg, G.W.

1991-10-01

394

Glasses, ceramics, and composites from lunar materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A variety of useful silicate materials can be synthesized from lunar rocks and soils. The simplest to manufacture are glasses and glass-ceramics. Glass fibers can be drawn from a variety of basaltic glasses. Glass articles formed from titania-rich basalts are capable of fine-grained internal crystallization, with resulting strength and abrasion resistance allowing their wide application in construction. Specialty glass-ceramics and fiber-reinforced composites would rely on chemical separation of magnesium silicates and aluminosilicates as well as oxides titania and alumina. Polycrystalline enstatite with induced lamellar twinning has high fracture toughness, while cordierite glass-ceramics combine excellent thermal shock resistance with high flexural strengths. If sapphire or rutile whiskers can be made, composites of even better mechanical properties are envisioned.

Beall, George H.

1992-02-01

395

Surface Chemical Composition of Size-fractionated Urban Walkway Aerosols Determined by XPS and ToF-SIMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, aerosol particles with sizes ranging from 0.056 to 10 ?m were collected using a ten-stage impactor sampler (MOUDI) from a busy walkway of Hong Kong. The aerosol samples of each stage were examined with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Size dependent distributions of the detected six key elements (N, S, Ca, Si, O, and C) were revealed together with the chemical states of N, S and C. The results indicated that aliphatic hydrocarbons were the dominant species on the surface of all particles while a small portion of graphitic carbon (due to elemental and aromatic hydrocarbons) was also detected on the surface of the particles with sizes ranging from 0.056 to 0.32 ?m. Organic oxygen- and nitrogen-containing surface groups as well as sulfates were more abundant on the surface of the particles with sizes ranging from 0.32 to 1 ?m. Organic oxygen- and nitrogen-containing surface groups as well as sulfates were more abundant on the surface of the particles with sizes ranging from 0.32 to 1 ?m. Inorganic salts and nitrates were found in coarse-mode particles. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) was used for detailed surface and near surface composition analysis. Principal component analysis (PCA) of the ToF-SIMS spectra confirmed the XPS results that aromatic hydrocarbons were associated with the nucleation-mode particles. Aliphatic hydrocarbons with O- and N-containing functional groups were associated with accumulation-mode particles and inorganic salts were related to the coarse-mode particles. Depth-profiling experiments were performed on three specific sets of samples (nucleation-, accumulation- and coarse-mode particles) to study their near-surface structures. It showed that organic compounds were concentrated on the very top surface of the coarse-mode particles with inorganics in the core. The accumulation-mode particles had thick coatings of diverse organic compositions. The nucleation-mode particles, which contained graphitic carbon in the core, were partially coated with aliphatic/aromatic hydrocarbons on the surface. This study confirms that the surface chemical compositions of aerosols were size dependent and quite different among the particles of the three modes. Key words: size-segregated, aerosol particles, surface properties, XPS, ToF-SIMS Acknowledgement This work was fully supported by a UGC-Infrastructure Grant # SBI11IPO01

Wenjuan, Cheng; Lu-Tao, Weng; Yongjie, Li; Arthur, Lau; Chak, Chan; Chi-Ming, Chan

2013-04-01

396

Chemical structures and photoelectric properties of carbonaceous materials prepared by solvent-extraction of petroleum pitch  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of aromatic molecular size on the electronic properties of carbonaceous materials were studied using materials extracted from a petroleum pitch. Structural analysis using the combined data of elemental analysis and 1H-NMR revealed that the solvent-extraction technique successfully gave fractions with different size of aromatic systems. Optical band gaps calculated from the absorption spectra of the extracted carbonaceous materials

J. Ozaki; N. Suzuki; Y. Nishiyama

1996-01-01

397

Chemical composition and morphology of welding fume particles and grinding dusts  

SciTech Connect

Elemental composition and morphology of pure manual metal arc (MMA) welding fumes, pure grinding dust, and combined fume/dust air samples were collected and determined separately under semilaboratory conditions. The base material was stainless steel. The purpose of the present study was to create a synthetic' work situation under semilaboratory conditions by combining one grinding period and two MMA welding periods and comparing these results with results during welding in a workshop. The duty cycles of pure welding and of pure grinding were also observed. A comparison was also made between metal inert gas (MIG) and MMA welding on stainless steel as well as a nickel-rich alloy under regular conditions. The amount of collected material was determined by weighing the membrane filters before and after exposure, and the element contents were determined by atomic spectroscopy. Other transmission electron microscopy (TEM) filters were used for TEM and computer-image analysis, in which the amount of collected material and its morphological characteristics were observed. The arcing time and the consumption of filler material were estimated for different kinds of electrodes. Chemical analysis showed that the contents of manganese and total chromium were lower in grinding dust than in welding fumes. The contents of hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), in grinding dust were undetectable. Samples collected in welding shops where concomitant grinding was performed contained about 30% less Cr(VI) than those collected under laboratory conditions during welding only. The sizes and shapes of the particles depend on the welding process and distance of collection from the plume of the fume. To compare laboratory experiments with regular welding situations, the experiment must resemble industrial welding.

Karlsen, J.T.; Farrants, G.; Torgrimsen, T.; Reith, A. (Department of Occupational Medicine, Telemark Central Hospital, Porsgrunn, (Norway))

1992-05-01

398

Fabrication of carbon nanofiber-reinforced aluminum matrix composites assisted by aluminum coating formed on nanofiber surface by in situ chemical vapor deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The van der Waals agglomeration of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) and the weight difference and poor wettability between CNFs and aluminum hinder the fabrication of dense CNF-reinforced aluminum matrix composites with superior properties. In this study, to improve this situation, CNFs were coated with aluminum by a simple and low-cost in situ chemical vapor deposition (in situ CVD). Iodine was used to accelerate the transport of aluminum atoms. The coating layer formed by the in situ CVD was characterized using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results confirmed that the CNFs were successfully coated with aluminum. The composites were fabricated to investigate the effect of the aluminum coating formed on the CNFs. The dispersion of CNFs, density, Vickers micro-hardness and thermal conductivity of the composites fabricated by powder metallurgy were improved. Pressure-less infiltration experiments were conducted to fabricate composites by casting. The results demonstrated that the wettability and infiltration were dramatically improved by the aluminum coating layer on CNFs. The aluminum coating formed by the in situ CVD technique was proved to be effective for the fabrication of CNF-reinforced aluminum matrix composites.

Ogawa, Fumio; Masuda, Chitoshi

2015-01-01

399

Method of making carbon nanotube composite materials  

DOEpatents

The present invention is a method of making a composite polymeric material by dissolving a vinyl thermoplastic polymer, un-functionalized carbon nanotubes and hydroxylated carbon nanotubes and optionally additives in a solvent to make a solution and removing at least a portion of the solvent after casting onto a substrate to make thin films. The material has enhanced conductivity properties due to the blending of the un-functionalized and hydroxylated carbon nanotubes.

O'Bryan, Gregory; Skinner, Jack L; Vance, Andrew; Yang, Elaine Lai; Zifer, Thomas

2014-05-20

400

Hydrophobic properties and chemical characterisation of natural water repellent materials in Australian sands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water-repellency in non-wetting sands is due to hydrophobic waxes present on the surface of sand grains and contained in particulate organic matter present in these sands. This study investigates the physico-chemical characteristics of these natural waxes and compares them to waxes extracted from potential original source materials. Non-polar and polar hydrophobic wax extracts were obtained from whole non-wetting sand, and its individual constituents, and associated organic matter. These included the sand fraction, the intrinsic particulate organic matter, tree litter, eucalyptus leaves, bark, lucerne and lupin plants, and fungi and actinomycetes isolated from these sands. Waxes were characterised for their hydrophobic properties and composition of their chemical constituents. The hydrophobicities of the waxes were assessed by measuring the water-repellency induced after treating acid washed sand with wax extracts. Non-polar and polar wax extracts of the tree litter displayed hydrophobic properties that were similar to the corresponding waxes isolated from non-wetting sand and intrinsic particulate organic matter. Unlike these plant-derived waxes, the microbial wax extracts possessed different hydrophobic properties. Characterisation of the components of the extracted waxes by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis revealed a strong similarity in the composition of waxes isolated from non-wetting sand, tree litter and other plant material. The major components found were unbranched and branched C 16 to C 36 fatty acids and their esters, alkanes, phytanols, phytanes, and sterols. Some of these components were not detected in the microbial waxes. Unextracted samples, as well as wax extracts of non-wetting sand, intrinsic particulate organic matter, tree litter and fresh plant material were further analysed by solution and solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy which revealed the relative content of the different chemical species present.

Franco, C. M. M.; Clarke, P. J.; Tate, M. E.; Oades, J. M.

2000-05-01

401

Immobilization of carbon nanotubes on functionalized graphene film grown by chemical vapor deposition and characterization of the hybrid material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the surface functionalization of graphene films grown by chemical vapor deposition and fabrication of a hybrid material combining multi-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene (CNT-G). Amine-terminated self-assembled monolayers were prepared on graphene by the UV-modification of oxidized groups introduced onto the film surface. Amine-termination led to effective interaction with functionalized CNTs to assemble a CNT-G hybrid through covalent bonding. Characterization clearly showed no defects of the graphene film after the immobilization reaction with CNT. In addition, the hybrid graphene material revealed a distinctive CNT-G structure and p-n type electrical properties. The introduction of functional groups on the graphene film surface and fabrication of CNT-G hybrids with the present technique could provide an efficient, novel route to device fabrication.

Dhoj Adhikari, Prashanta; Jeon, Seunghan; Cha, Myoung-Jun; Jung, Dae Sung; Kim, Yooseok; Park, Chong-Yun

2014-02-01

402

The Chemical Composition of Maple Syrup  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maple syrup is one of several high-sugar liquids that humans consume. However, maple syrup is more than just a concentrated sugar solution. Here, we review the chemical composition of maple syrup. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)

Ball, David W.

2007-01-01

403

Natural Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites as Engineered Structural Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this work was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of natural fiber reinforced polymer (NFRP)'s ability to act as a structural material. As a chemical treatment, aligned kenaf fibers were treated with sodium hydroxide (alkalization) in different concentrations and durations and then manufactured into kenaf fiber / vinyl ester composite plates. Single fiber tensile properties and composite flexural properties, both in dry and saturated environments, were assessed. Based on ASTM standard testing, a comparison of flexural, tensile, compressive, and shear mechanical properties was also made between an untreated kenaf fiber reinforced composite, a chemically treated kenaf fiber reinforced composite, a glass fiber reinforced composite, and oriented strand board (OSB). The mechanical properties were evaluated for dry samples, samples immersed in water for 50 hours, and samples immersed in water until saturation (~2700 hours). Since NFRPs are more vulnerable to environmental effects than synthetic fiber composites, a series of weathering and environmental tests were conducted on the kenaf fiber composites. The environmental conditions studied include real-time outdoor weathering, elevated temperatures, immersion in different pH solutions, and UV exposure. In all of these tests, degradation was found to be more pronounced in the NFRPs than in the glass FRPs; however, in nearly every case the degradation was less than 50% of the flexural strength or stiffness. Using a method of overlapping and meshing discontinuous fiber ends, large mats of fiber bundles were manufactured into composite facesheets for structural insulated panels (SIPs). The polyisocyanurate foam cores proved to be poorly matched to the strength and stiffness of the NFRP facesheets, leading to premature core shear or delamination failures in both flexure and compressive testing. The NFRPs were found to match well with the theoretical stiffness prediction methods of classical lamination theory, finite element method, and Castigliano's method in unidirectional tension and compression, but are less accurate for the more bond-dependent flexural and shear properties. With the acknowledged NFRP matrix bonding issues, the over-prediction of these theoretical models indicates that the flexural stiffness of the kenaf composite may be increased by up to 40% if a better bond between the fiber and matrix can be obtained. The sustainability of NFRPs was examined from two perspectives: environmental and socioeconomic. While the kenaf fibers themselves possess excellent sustainability characteristics, costing less while possessing a lesser environmental impact than the glass fibers, the vinyl ester resin used in the composites is environmentally hazardous and inflated the cost and embodied energy of the composite SIPs. Consistent throughout all the designs was a correlation between the respective costs of the raw materials and the respective environmental impacts. The socioeconomic study looked at the sustainability of natural fiber reinforced composite materials as housing materials in developing countries. A literature study on the country of Bangladesh, where the fibers in this study were grown, showed that the jute and kenaf market would benefit from the introduction of a value-added product like natural fiber composites. The high rate of homeless and inadequately housed in Bangladesh, as well as in the US and throughout the rest of the world, could be somewhat alleviated if a new, affordable, and durable material were introduced. While this study found that natural fiber composites possess sufficient mechanical properties to be adopted as primary structural members, the two major remaining hurdles needing to be overcome before natural fiber composites can be adopted as housing materials are the cost and sustainability of the resin system and the moisture resistance/durability of the fibers. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Dittenber, David B.

404

Chemically desodiated thiochromites as cathode materials in secondary lithium cells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The chemical desodiation of non-doped and vanadium-doped sodium thiochromites has been studied. The changes in the chemical composition and X-ray diffraction patterns during desodiation of the stoichiometric compound reveal that the vanadium-doped thiochromite can be more effectively desodiated. The presence of vanadium in the disulfide layers enhances the covalency of the M?S bond; this probably facilitates a first order phase transition of the vanadium-doped material during deintercalation of both Na + and Li +. The electrochemical performance of cathodes prepared from the chemically desodiated, vanadium-doped thiochromite is assessed by cycling in a 1 M LiClO 4/PC + DME solution at a 3 h rate between 1.8 and 3.4 V. The volumetric energy density of the pressed cathodes is 0.51 W h cm -3 at the 100th cycle and drops to 0.35 W h cm -3 after 500 cycles.

Moshtev, R.; Manev, V.; Nassalevska, A.; Gushev, A.; Pistoia, G.

1989-05-01

405

Four-photon spectroscopy of rotational transitions in liquid: recording of changes in the chemical composition of water caused by cavitation  

SciTech Connect

It is shown for the first time by the method of four-photon coherent scattering by rotational molecular resonances that the cavitation action on water changes its chemical composition, resulting in the formation of hydrogen peroxide. It is found that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide during cavitation grows by several times and depends on the cavitation process technology.

Bunkin, Aleksei F; Pershin, S M [Wave Research Center, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2010-05-26

406

Microscopical study of carbon\\/carbon composites obtained by chemical vapor infiltration of 0°\\/0°\\/90°\\/90° carbon fiber preforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The microstructure of carbon\\/carbon composites obtained by isothermal, isobaric chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) of carbon fiber preforms consisting of aligned fiber bundles separated by fiber fleeces was studied comparatively by polarized light microscopy (PLM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) combined with selected area electron diffraction (SAED). Deposition rate as well as matrix microstructure do not differ

Tengfei Chen; Boris Reznik; Dagmar Gerthsen; Weigang Zhang; Klaus Hüttinger

2005-01-01

407

Comparison of sodium content of workplace and homemade meals through chemical analysis and salinity measurements  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Most Koreans consume nearly 70-80% of the total sodium through their dishes. The use of a salinometer to measure salinity is recommended to help individuals control their sodium intake. The purpose of this study was to compare sodium content through chemical analysis and salinity measurement in foods served by industry foodservice operations and homemade meals. MATERIALS/METHODS Workplace and homemade meals consumed by employees in 15 cafeterias located in 8 districts in Daegu were collected and the sodium content was measured through chemical analysis and salinity measurements and then compared. The foods were categorized into 9 types of menus with 103 workplace meals and 337 homemade meals. RESULTS Workplace meals did not differ significantly in terms of sodium content per 100 g of food but had higher sodium content via chemical analysis in roasted foods per portion. Homemade meals had higher broth salt content and higher salt content by chemical analysis per 100 g of roasted foods and hard-boiled foods. One-dish workplace meals had higher salinity (P < 0.05), while homemade broths and stews had higher sodium content (P < 0.05 and P < 0.01, respectively). The sodium content per 100 g of foods was higher in one-dish workplace meals (P < 0.05) and in homemade broths and stews (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively). CONCLUSIONS The use of a salinometer may be recommended to estimate the sodium content in foods and control one's sodium intake within the daily intake target as a way to promote cooking bland foods at home. However, estimated and actual measured values may differ. PMID:25324937

Shin, Eun-Kyung

2014-01-01

408

Zeolite–Nafion composites as ion conducting membrane materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Composite membranes formed of zeolitic fillers embedded in Nafion can be made by evaporating the solvents from a suspension of small zeolite crystals in a Nafion solution. Two natural zeolites were selected as fillers: chabazite and clinoptilolite. Membranes with various zeolite content were obtained. Composite membranes with zeolite content up to 40 vol.% exhibited uniform distribution of the zeolite fillers

Vincenzo Tricoli; Francesco Nannetti

2003-01-01

409

Chemical composition of Earth-like planets  

E-print Network

Models of planet formation are mainly focused on the accretion and dynamical processes of the planets, neglecting their chemical composition. In this work, we calculate the condensation sequence of the different chemical elements for a low-mass protoplanetary disk around a solar-type star. We incorporate this sequence of chemical elements (refractory and volatile elements) in our semi-analytical model of planet formation which calculates the formation of a planetary system during its gaseous phase. The results of the semi-analytical model (final distributions of embryos and planetesimals) are used as initial conditions to develope N-body simulations that compute the post-oligarchic formation of terrestrial-type planets. The results of our simulations show that the chemical composition of the planets that remain in the habitable zone has similar characteristics to the chemical composition of the Earth. However, exist differences that can be associated to the dynamical environment in which they were formed.

Ronco, M P; Marboeuf, U; Alibert, Y; de Elía, G C; Guilera, O M

2015-01-01

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Improving student achievement in the topic of chemical energy by implementing new learning materials and strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to reduce difficulties and misconceptions in the topic of chemical energy, a new learning package was developed and implemented in Israeli high?school classes. The implementation was based on a variety of learning activities which optimized students’ involvement in the learning process. Two experimental groups, which differed in the sequence of these learning activities, and a control group participated

Ita Cohen; Ruth Ben-Zvi

1992-01-01

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Study of chemical activation process of a lignocellulosic material with KOH by XPS and XRD  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chemical activation of carbons is currently a very common method for obtaining activated carbons with very high surface areas. KOH is one of the most effective agents employed for this purpose. However, the reaction mechanism of this kind of activation it is not yet completely elucidated, although some models have been proposed. In this paper, an activated charcoal was obtained

J. D??az-Terán; D. M. Nevskaia; J. L. G. Fierro; A. J. López-Peinado; A. Jerez

2003-01-01

412

Physical Characterization and Steam Chemical Reactivity of Carbon Fiber Composites  

SciTech Connect

This report documents experiments and analyses that have been done at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to measure the steam chemical reactivity of two types of carbon fiber composites, NS31 and NB31, proposed for use at the divertor strike points in an ITER-like tokamak. These materials are 3D CFCs constituted by a NOVOLTEX preform and densified by pyrocarbon infiltration and heat treatment. NS31 differs from NB31 in that the final infiltration was done with liquid silicon to reduce the porosity and enhance the thermal conductivity of the CFC. Our approach in this work was twofold: (1) physical characterization measurements of the specimens and (2) measurements of the chemical reactivity of specimens exposed to steam.

Anderl, Robert Andrew; Pawelko, Robert James; Smolik, Galen Richard

2001-05-01

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Changes in chemical composition, shear values, and sensory properties of deboned broiler breast and thigh meat as effected by cooking form  

E-print Network

). Proctor and Cunningham, (1983) studied the effect of cooking method (microwaving, deep-fat frying, deep-fat frying and microwavtng combined, rotary-reel oven, and steam and deep-fat combined) and coating on chemical composition. The broiler parts were... that the moisture content obtained when using different cooking methods ranged fiom 60. 79 to 69. 08%, with the broiling method yielding the highest value and microwaving the lowest value. Roasting is a dry cooking method in which radiant heat cooks the bird...

Savage, Belinda Anita

1995-01-01

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Chemical composition, nutritional value, and antioxidant activities of eight mulberry cultivars from China  

PubMed Central

Background: Mulberry (Morus, Moraceae) is widely distributed in the temperate, subtropical, or tropical regions of the world, while there are no conclusive reports on the chemical composition, nutritional value, and antioxidant properties of mulberry cultivars from China. Objective: To investigate chemical properties and to determine proximate nutritive compounds of the eight mulberry cultivars. Materials and Methods: Chemical properties (including moisture, ash, total dry matter, total soluble solids, pH, and total titratable acidity) of the eight mulberry cultivars were investigated. Proximate nutritive compounds (including crude protein, crude fat, mineral elements, total anthocyanins, total polyphenols, total flavonoids, and total sugars) were also determined. Results: The results indicated that the moisture contents were 70.0-87.4%, the crude protein contents 1.62-5.54%, and the crude fat contents from 1.23-2.23%. The major fatty acids in mulberry fruits were linoleic acid (C18:2) and palmitic acid (C16:0), 26.40-74.77% and 9.29-22.26%, respectively. Mulberry fruit is also a good source of minerals and the potassium content (521.37-1718.60 mg/100g DW) is especially higher than that of other elements. Compared with other species, the Morus atropurpurea Roxb. had relatively high total polyphenols content (189.67-246.00 mg GAE/100mg) and anthocyanins content (114.67-193.00 mg/100mg). There was a good linear correlation between antioxidant activity and total polyphenols content. Conclusion: Significant differences of the chemical composition, nutritional value, and antioxidant activities among the mulberry cultivars were observed, the Morus atropurpurea Roxb. showed considerable high nutritional value and antioxidant activity which could be developed for functional food that benefits human health. PMID:23060696

Liang, Linghong; Wu, Xiangyang; Zhu, Maomao; Zhao, Weiguo; Li, Fang; Zou, Ye; Yang, Liuqing

2012-01-01

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Optimization of chemical compositions in low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel produced by ultra-fast continuous annealing  

SciTech Connect

The influence of Mn,S and B contents on microstructural characteristics, mechanical properties and hydrogen trapping ability of low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel was investigated. The materials were produced and processed in a laboratory and the ultra-fast continuous annealing processing was performed using a continuous annealing simulator. It was found that increasing Mn,S contents in steel can improve its hydrogen trapping ability which is attributed by refined ferrite grains, more dispersed cementite and added MnS inclusions. Nevertheless, it deteriorates mechanical properties of steel sheet. Addition of trace boron results in both good mechanical properties and significantly improved hydrogen trapping ability. The boron combined with nitrogen segregating at grain boundaries, cementite and MnS inclusions, provides higher amount of attractive hydrogen trapping sites and raises the activation energy for hydrogen desorption from them. - Highlights: • We study microstructures and properties in low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel. • Hydrogen diffusion coefficients are measured to reflect fish-scale resistance. • Manganese improves hydrogen trapping ability but decrease deep-drawing ability. • Boron improves both hydrogen trapping ability and deep-drawing ability. • Both excellent mechanical properties and fish-scale resistance can be matched.

Dong, Futao, E-mail: dongft@sina.com [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Du, Linxiu; Liu, Xianghua [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Xue, Fei [College of Electrical Engineering, Hebei United University, Tangshan 063000 (China)

2013-10-15

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Quantitative measurement of nanomechanical properties in composite materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, quantitative Atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM) was used to measure nanomechanical properties and to determine microstructural morphology in fiber reinforced composites and hard calcified tissue. In carbon fiber reinforced composites, the fiber-matrix interphase is of interest as it affects the primary load-transfer process and thereby bulk mechanical properties of reinforced composites. The study of properties in the interphase region is important for an understanding of the bulk mechanical properties, which have been shown affected by moisture-based environmental degradation. Single point AFAM testing has been used to quantitatively determine elastic properties at the fiber-matrix interphase by taking advantage of the high spatial scanning resolution capable of measuring interphase dimensions. Carbon-fiber epoxy composite samples were degraded in laboratory conditions by exposure to a accelerated hydrothermal degradation environment in deionized water and salt water. Composite degradation has been characterized by the change in the epoxy matrix contact stiffness and the interphase properties. A decrease in matrix stiffness was found to coincide with the environmental exposure and moisture absorption of the samples. Interphase stiffness measurements indicate a constant interphase thickness as a function of environmental exposure. Chemical analysis of the epoxy using FTIR and Raman spectroscopy indicate hydrolysis of the C-O-C and Epoxide bonds which contribute to the decrease in epoxy mechanical properties. Accelerated degradation by salt water and deionized water both resulted in degradation of the epoxy, though the presence of sodium chloride showed less degradation. From SEM, debonding of the fiber-matrix interface was observed to be more severe when exposed to a salt water environment. In performing quantitative AFAM measurements, the effects of tip shape on the contact mechanics at the epoxy interface were found to influence the reported results significantly, and new, power-law body of revolution models of the probe tip geometry have been applied. Due to the low yield strength of polymers compared with other engineering materials, elastic-plastic contact is considered to better represent the epoxy surface response and was used to acquire more accurate quantitative measurements. Visco-elastic contact response was introduced in the boundary condition of the AFAM cantilever vibration model, due to the creep nature of epoxy, to determine time-dependent effects. These methods have direct impact on the quantitative measurement capabilities of near-filler interphase regions in polymers and composites and the long-term influence of environmental conditions on composites. In addition, quantitative AFAM scans were made on distal surfaces of human bicuspids and molars, to determine the microstructural and spatial variation in nanomechanical properties of the enamel biocomposite. Single point AFAM measurements were performed on individual enamel prism and sheath locations to determine spatial elastic modulus. Mechanical property variation of enamel is associated to the differences in the mineral to organic content and the apatite crystal orientations within the enamel microstructure. Also, variation in the elastic modulus of the enamel ultrastructure was observed in measurements at the outer enamel versus near the dentine enamel junction (DEJ).

Zhao, Wei

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Profiling the Triacylglyceride Contents in Bat Integumentary Lipids by Preparative Thin Layer Chromatography and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry  

PubMed Central

The mammalian integument includes sebaceous glands that secrete an oily material onto the skin surface. Sebum production is part of the innate immune system that is protective against pathogenic microbes. Abnormal sebum production and chemical composition are also a clinical symptom of specific skin diseases. Sebum contains a complex mixture of lipids, including triacylglycerides, which is species-specific. The broad chemical properties exhibited by diverse lipid classes hinder the specific determination of sebum composition. Analytical techniques for lipids typically require chemical derivatizations that are labor-intensive and increase sample preparation costs. This paper describes how to extract lipids from mammalian integument, separate broad lipid classes by thin-layer chromatography, and profile the triacylglyceride contents using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. This robust method enables a direct determination of the triacylglyceride profiles among species and individuals, and it can be readily applied to any taxonomic group of mammals. PMID:24056580

Pannkuk, Evan L.; Risch, Thomas S.; Savary, Brett J.

2013-01-01

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Profiling the triacylglyceride contents in bat integumentary lipids by preparative thin layer chromatography and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

The mammalian integument includes sebaceous glands that secrete an oily material onto the skin surface. Sebum production is part of the innate immune system that is protective against pathogenic microbes. Abnormal sebum production and chemical composition are also a clinical symptom of specific skin diseases. Sebum contains a complex mixture of lipids, including triacylglycerides, which is species-specific. The broad chemical properties exhibited by diverse lipid classes hinder the specific determination of sebum composition. Analytical techniques for lipids typically require chemical derivatizations that are labor-intensive and increase sample preparation costs. This paper describes how to extract lipids from mammalian integument, separate broad lipid classes by thin-layer chromatography, and profile the triacylglyceride contents using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. This robust method enables a direct determination of the triacylglyceride profiles among species and individuals, and it can be readily applied to any taxonomic group of mammals. PMID:24056580

Pannkuk, Evan L; Risch, Thomas S; Savary, Brett J

2013-01-01

419

The chemical composition of plant galls: are levels of nutrients and secondary compounds controlled by the gall-former?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical composition of galled and ungalled plant tissue was compared in a series of experiments. Gall and adjacent plant\\u000a tissue was analysed for 20 species of gall-former on 11 different plant species. There were clear differences between galled\\u000a and ungalled tissue in levels of nutrients and secondary compounds. Gall tissue generally contained lower levels of nitrogen\\u000a and higher levels

S. E. Hartley

1998-01-01

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Chemical versus Electrochemical Synthesis of Carbon Nano-onion/Polypyrrole Composites for Supercapacitor Electrodes.  

PubMed

The development of high-surface-area carbon electrodes with a defined pore size distribution and the incorporation of pseudo-active materials to optimize the overall capacitance and conductivity without destroying the stability are at present important research areas. Composite electrodes of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) and polypyrrole (Ppy) were fabricated to improve the specific capacitance of a supercapacitor. The carbon nanostructures were uniformly coated with Ppy by chemical polymerization or by electrochemical potentiostatic deposition to form homogenous composites or bilayers. The materials were characterized by transmission- and scanning electron microscopy, differential thermogravimetric analyses, FTIR spectroscopy, piezoelectric microgravimetry, and cyclic voltammetry. The composites show higher mechanical and electrochemical stabilities, with high specific capacitances of up to about 800?F?g(-1) for the CNOs/SDS/Ppy composites (chemical synthesis) and about 1300?F?g(-1) for the CNOs/Ppy bilayer (electrochemical deposition). PMID:25736714

Mykhailiv, Olena; Imierska, Monika; Petelczyc, Martyna; Echegoyen, Luis; Plonska-Brzezinska, Marta E

2015-04-01