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  1. Interplay of disorder and geometrical frustration in Gadolinium Gallium Garnet

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    Woo, Nayoon; Silevitch, D. M.; Rosenbaum, T. F.

    2015-03-01

    We study the effects of disorder on the geometrically frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnet Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG) using neodymium doping (0.1 to 1%) in combination with linear and nonlinear ac magnetic susceptibility. The Nd doping actually alleviates the effects of disorder due to excess Gd ions occupying Ga sites. The linear, frequency-dependent susceptibility reveals that 1% Nd doping suppresses the appearance of any long-range order from approximately 80mK to below 30mK. The dynamics of isolated, correlated spin clusters were studied as a function of doping level using nonlinear susceptometry. In this regime, both the aggregate moment of the clustered spins and the activation field required to excite a nonlinear response were inversely correlated with the dopant density.

  2. Electromagnetic excitation of ultrasonic oscillations by yttrium iron garnet films on gallium gadolinium garnet substrates

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    Sarnatskii, V. M.; Mavlonazarov, I. O.; Lutsev, L. V.

    2014-07-01

    We have studied the phenomenon of contactless excitation of ultrasonic oscillations by thin yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films on gallium gadolinium garnet (GGG) substrates upon application of the superposition of a constant magnetic bias field and alternating magnetic field. Dimensional resonance effects that cannot be explained in the framework of existing theoretical notions have been discovered, in particular, in dependences of the amplitude of excited longitudinal oscillations on the YIG film thickness, frequency of ultrasound, and degree of homogeneity and strength of the magnetic bias field. It is suggested that the observed phenomenon is caused by resonant participation of the intrinsic oscillations of domain walls in the excitation of ultrasound.

  3. Optical absorption of Ni2+ and Ni3+ ions in gadolinium gallium garnet epitaxial films

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    Vasileva, N. V.; Gerus, P. A.; Sokolov, V. O.; Plotnichenko, V. G.

    2012-12-01

    Single-crystal Ni-doped gadolinium gallium garnet films were grown for the first time from supercooled Bi2O3-B2O3-based melt solutions by liquid-phase epitaxy. Optical absorption bands due to Ni2+, Ni3+ and Bi3+ ions were observed in those films. Interpretation and tabulation of all absorption bands of nickel ions occupying octahedral and tetrahedral sites in the garnet lattice are presented.

  4. Interplay of disorder and geometrical frustration in doped gadolinium gallium garnet.

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    Woo, N; Silevitch, D M; Ferri, C; Ghosh, S; Rosenbaum, T F

    2015-07-29

    The geometrically frustrated triangular antiferromagnet Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (Gd3Ga5O12 or GGG) exhibits a rich mix of short-range order and isolated quantum states. We investigate the effects of up to 1% neodymium substitution for gallium on the ac magnetic response at temperatures below 1?K in both the linear and nonlinear regimes. Substitutional disorder actually drives the system toward a more perfectly frustrated state, apparently compensating for the effects of imperfect gadolinium/gallium stoichiometry, while at the same time more closely demarcating the boundaries of isolated, coherent clusters composed of hundreds of spins. Optical measurements of the local Nd environment substantiate the picture of an increased frustration index with doping. PMID:26154501

  5. Modification of the crystal structure of gadolinium gallium garnet by helium ion irradiation

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    Ostafiychuk, B. K.; Yaremiy, I. P. Yaremiy, S. I.; Fedoriv, V. D.; Tomyn, U. O.; Umantsiv, M. M.; Fodchuk, I. M.; Kladko, V. P.

    2013-12-15

    The structure of gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG) single crystals before and after implantation by He{sup +} ions has been investigated using high-resolution X-ray diffraction methods and the generalized dynamic theory of X-ray scattering. The main types of growth defects in GGG single crystals and radiation-induced defects in the ion-implanted layer have been determined. It is established that the concentration of dislocation loops in the GGG surface layer modified by ion implantation increases and their radius decreases with an increase in the implantation dose.

  6. A diode-pumped Nd3+-doped gadolinium gallium garnet quasi-three-level laser at 933 nm

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    Liu, J. H.; Han, Y. H.; Zhao, Y. D.

    2013-11-01

    We report for the first time a Nd3+-doped gadolinium gallium garnet (Nd:GGG) laser operating on a quasi-three-level laser at 933 nm, based on the 4F3/2-4I9/2 transition. Continuous wave 691 mW output power at 933 nm is obtained under 10.2 W of incident pump power. Moreover, intracavity second-harmonic generation has also been achieved with a blue power of 89 mW by using a LiB3O5 (LBO) nonlinear crystal.

  7. Thermal, spectroscopic and laser properties of Nd3+ in gadolinium scandium gallium garnet crystal produced by optical floating zone method

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    Tian, Li; Wang, Shuxian; Wu, Kui; Wang, Baolin; Yu, Haohai; Zhang, Huaijin; Cai, Huaqiang; Huang, Hui

    2013-12-01

    A neodymium-doped gadolinium scandium gallium garnet (Nd:GSGG) single crystal with dimensions of Φ 5 × 20 mm2 has been grown by means of optical floating zone (OFZ). X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) result shows that the as-grown Nd:GSGG crystal possesses a cubic structure with space group Ia3d and a cell parameter of a = 1.2561 nm. Effective elemental segregation coefficients of the Nd:GSGG as-grown crystal were calculated by using X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The thermal properties of the Nd:GSGG crystal were systematically studied by measuring the specific heat, thermal expansion and thermal diffusion coefficient, and the thermal conductivity of this crystal was calculated. The absorption and luminescence spectra of Nd:GSGG were measured at room temperature (RT). By using the Judd-Ofelt (J-O) theory, the theoretical radiative lifetime was calculated and compared with the experimental result. Continuous wave (CW) laser performance was achieved with the Nd:GSGG at the wavelength of 1062 nm when it was pumped by a laser diode (LD). A maximum output power of 0.792 W at 1062 nm was obtained with a slope efficiency of 11.89% under a pump power of 7.36 W, and an optical-optical conversion efficiency of 11.72%.

  8. Band-gap modulation via gallium substitution in cerium doped gadolinium aluminum garnet using a mixed fuel combustion approach

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    Tyagi, Mohit; Pitale, Shreyas S.; Ghosh, Manoranjan; Shinde, Seema

    2014-04-24

    Cerium doped Gadolinium garnets (Gd{sub 3}Al{sub x}Ga{sub 5−x}O{sub 12} where 0≤x≤5) are synthesized via combustion synthesis using mixture of urea and glycine fuels. A 4h Post annealing at 1400 oC is found to be necessary for pure phase formation. Lattice spacing variation as a result of partial or total Ga substitution at Al site was mapped by X-ray diffraction. Photoluminescence emission of Ce shifts as a consequence of Ga substitution and therefore suggests a local re-adjustment of crystal field around activator site.

  9. Band-gap modulation via gallium substitution in cerium doped gadolinium aluminum garnet using a mixed fuel combustion approach

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    Tyagi, Mohit; Pitale, Shreyas S.; Ghosh, Manoranjan; Shinde, Seema

    2014-04-01

    Cerium doped Gadolinium garnets (Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 where 0?x?5) are synthesized via combustion synthesis using mixture of urea and glycine fuels. A 4h Post annealing at 1400 oC is found to be necessary for pure phase formation. Lattice spacing variation as a result of partial or total Ga substitution at Al site was mapped by X-ray diffraction. Photoluminescence emission of Ce shifts as a consequence of Ga substitution and therefore suggests a local re-adjustment of crystal field around activator site.

  10. Longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 prepared on gadolinium gallium garnet (001) by metal organic decomposition method

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    Asada, H.; Kuwahara, A.; Sakata, N.; Ono, T.; Ishibashi, T.; Meguro, A.; Hashinaka, T.; Kishimoto, K.; Koyanagi, T.

    2015-05-01

    Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 thin films with the Ga composition x = 0, 0.5, and 1.0 are prepared on (001) oriented gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by a metal organic decomposition method. Only (001) peaks are observed in x-ray diffraction patterns for all the films, suggesting that the highly oriented Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 thin films were formed. Increasing Ga composition, the saturation magnetization decreases, and the perpendicular easy axis is enhanced due to the decrease of the shape anisotropy. Longitudinal spin Seebeck effects (LSSEs) in Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 thin films with a Pt layer of 10 nm in thickness were investigated. Magnetic field dependence of the thermoelectric voltage caused by the LSSE in Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 films indicates the hysteresis loop with the small coercivity reflecting the magnetization curve. The decrease of LSSE voltage in Nd2BiFe5-xGaxO12 is clearly observed with the decrease of Fe composition.

  11. PAPERS DEVOTED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF A.M.PROKHOROV: Study of energy transfer in gadoliniumgallium garnet crystals doped with Yb3+ and Ho3+ ions

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    Belovolov, A. M.; Belovolov, M. I.; Dianov, Evgenii M.; Ivanov, M. A.; Kochurikhin, V. V.; Randoshkin, V. V.

    2006-08-01

    The luminescence kinetics of Yb3+ donors and Ho3+ acceptors is quantitatively studied in galliumgadolinium garnet (GGG) crystals doped with Yb3+ and Ho3+ ions. It is shown that the sensitisation of transitions in Ho3+ ions occurs due to migration-accelerated (hopping) energy transfer. The microparameters of donordonor energy transfer are determined at 300 and 77 K. The microparameters of donoracceptor energy transfer are found at the same temperatures at the first stage of successive sensitisation (resulting in the population of the 5I6 state of Ho3+ ions) and at the second stage of successive sensitisation of the 5S2, 5F4?5I8 transition in Ho3+ ions. At the second stage of sensitisation, the values of the microparameter of reverse energy transfer are also determined. The possibility of obtaining lasing at sensitised transitions in Ho3+ ions in Yb3+:Ho3+:GGG crystals pumped into the absorption band of Yb3+ ions is discussed.

  12. Longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} prepared on gadolinium gallium garnet (001) by metal organic decomposition method

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    Asada, H. Kuwahara, A.; Sakata, N.; Ono, T.; Kishimoto, K.; Koyanagi, T.; Ishibashi, T.; Meguro, A.; Hashinaka, T.

    2015-05-07

    Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} thin films with the Ga composition x = 0, 0.5, and 1.0 are prepared on (001) oriented gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by a metal organic decomposition method. Only (001) peaks are observed in x-ray diffraction patterns for all the films, suggesting that the highly oriented Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} thin films were formed. Increasing Ga composition, the saturation magnetization decreases, and the perpendicular easy axis is enhanced due to the decrease of the shape anisotropy. Longitudinal spin Seebeck effects (LSSEs) in Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} thin films with a Pt layer of 10 nm in thickness were investigated. Magnetic field dependence of the thermoelectric voltage caused by the LSSE in Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} films indicates the hysteresis loop with the small coercivity reflecting the magnetization curve. The decrease of LSSE voltage in Nd{sub 2}BiFe{sub 5−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 12} is clearly observed with the decrease of Fe composition.

  13. Investigation of the variations in the crystallization front shape during growth of gadolinium gallium and terbium gallium crystals by the Czochralski method

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    Budenkova, O. N. Vasiliev, M. G.; Yuferev, V. S.; Ivanov, I. A.; Bul'kanov, A. M.; Kalaev, V. V.

    2008-12-15

    Numerical investigation of the variations in the crystallization front shape during growth of gadolinium gallium and terbium gallium garnet crystals in the same thermal zone and comparison of the obtained results with the experimental data have been performed. It is shown that the difference in the behavior of the crystallization front during growth of the crystals is related to their different transparency in the IR region. In gadolinium gallium garnet crystals, which are transparent to thermal radiation, a crystallization front, strongly convex toward the melt, is formed in the growth stage, which extremely rapidly melts under forced convection. Numerical analysis of this process has been performed within the quasistationary and nonstationary models. At the same time, in terbium gallium garnet crystals, which are characterized by strong absorption of thermal radiation, the phase boundary shape changes fairly smoothly and with a small amplitude. In this case, as the crystal is pulled, the crystallization front tends to become convex toward the crystal bulk.

  14. Growth of epitaxial bismuth and gallium substituted lutetium iron garnet films by pulsed laser deposition

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    Leitenmeier, Stephan; Heinrich, Andreas; Lindner, Joerg K. N.; Stritzker, Bernd

    2006-04-15

    Epitaxial bismuth and gallium substituted lutetium iron garnet thin films have been grown on (100) oriented gadolinium gallium garnet Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The films have been studied using x-ray diffraction, high resolution x-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction. We obtained smooth films with thicknesses between 0.3 and 1.0 {mu}m showing good crystalline quality and epitaxial growth.

  15. Thermal effects on cavity stability of chromium- and neodymium-doped gadolinium scandium gallium garnet laser under solar-simulator pumping

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    Kim, Kyong H.; Venable, Demetrius D.; Brown, Lamarr A.; Lee, Ja H.

    1991-01-01

    Results are presented on testing a Cr- and Nd-codoped Gd-Sc-Ga-garnet (Cr:Nd:GSGG) crystal and a Nd:YAG crystal (both of 3.2 mm diam and 76-mm long) for pulsed and CW laser operations using a flashlamp and solar simulator as pumping sources. Results from experiments with the flashlamp show that, at pulse lengths of 0.11, 0.28, and 0.90 ms, the slope efficiency of the Cd:Nd:GSGG crystal was higher than that of the Nd:YAG crystal and increased with pulse width. With the solar simulator, however, the CW laser operation of the Cr:Nd:GSGG crystal was limited to intensities not greater than 1500 solar constants, while the Nd:YAG laser successfully performed for all pump beam intensities available. It was found that the exposure for several minutes of the Cr:Nd:GSGG crystal to pump beam intensity of 3000 solar constants led to its damage by thermal cracking, indicating that a better solar-pumped CW laser performance may be difficult to realize with rod geometry.

  16. Origin of color centers in the flux-grown europium gallium garnet

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    Aleksandrovsky, A. S.; Arkhipkin, V. G.; Bezmaternykh, L. N.; Gudim, I. A.; Krylov, A. S.; Vagizov, F.

    2008-04-15

    Europium gallium garnet (EuGG) single crystals were grown from fluxes with various contents. Optical absorption spectra of EuGG grown from a flux containing calcium show an additional band in the ultraviolet and blue regions of the spectra as compared to the case of a calcium-free flux. Moessbauer spectra of the samples grown from the fluxes with different additives show no signs of other valence states of the europium ions except for 3+. However, they indicate changes in the crystal field due to the entrance of additive ions. The nature of the additional absorption must be the same as that for calcium-doped gadolinium gallium garnet, i.e., anion vacancies. Moessbauer isotope shifts and quadrupole splitting for EuGG are determined.

  17. Magnetization and coercivity of nanocrystalline gadolinium iron garnet

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    Nguyet, Dao Thi Thuy; Duong, Nguyen Phuc; Satoh, Takuya; Anh, Luong Ngoc; Hien, Than Duc

    2013-04-01

    Gadolinium iron garnet (GdIG) nanoparticles with mean particle size of about 37 nm have been synthesized by citrate precursor gel formation followed by annealing at 800 C for 2 hours. Magnetic behavior of clustered GdIG nanoparticles was studied in temperature range from 5 K to above Curie temperature. The sample shows a magnetization compensation temperature Tcomp286.5 K and a Curie temperature TC560 K. In comparison with the bulk saturation magnetization, the sample exhibits lower spontaneous magnetization in the temperature region from 5 K to Tcomp whereas higher spontaneous magnetization is observed at higher temperatures up to near the Curie point. The magnetization curves show a differential susceptibility in high fields which increases sharply below 50 K. At very low temperatures, irreversibility was observed in the magnetization loops, enduring in the fields up to 12.5 kOe. The spontaneous magnetization, high-field susceptibility and low-temperature irreversible effect were discussed based on a model for the interacting particles consisting of ferrimagnetically aligned core spins and disordered spins in surface layer which become frozen at low temperatures. We proposed a mechanism for the enhancement of the spontaneous magnetization above Tcomp in which the Gd and Fe spins in the surface layer are largely decoupled at high temperatures and the surface Fe spins realign to the magnetic moment of the core. The magnetic coercivity Hc at low temperatures is governed by the effective anisotropy whereas in the vicinity of the compensation point a peak in the coercive force shows up as a result of the so-called paraprocess with the maximum value of 1.2 kOe at Tcomp and by further increasing temperature the coercivity decreases and eventually vanishes at about 500 K. The interparticle interactions were found to play an important role in the hysteresis behavior of the sample.

  18. Calcium - niobium - gallium and calcium - lithium - niobium - gallium garnet crystals as active media for diode-pumped lasers

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    Voronko, Yu K; Es'kov, N A; Podstavkin, A S; Ryabochkina, P A; Sobol, A A; Ushakov, S N

    2001-06-30

    The energy and spectral parameters of calcium - niobium - gallium and calcium - lithium - niobium - gallium garnet crystals pumped by a 2 - W laser diode are studied. The stable parameters of laser radiation are demonstrated upon small variations in the temperature of the pump laser diode. (lasers, active media)

  19. Synthesis and characterisation of chromium lutetium gallium garnet solid solution

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    Galindo, R.; Badenes, J.A. . E-mail: jbadenes@qio.uji.es; Llusar, M.; Tena, M.A.; Monros, G.

    2007-03-22

    The chromium lutetium gallium garnet system has been studied. Samples with 2xCaOxCr{sub 2}O{sub 3}(3 - 2x)Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3}5Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x = 0.025, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3,) and xCr{sub 2}O{sub 3}(3 - x)Lu{sub 2}O{sub 3}5Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x = 0, 0.05, 0.075 and 0.3) compositions have been prepared in Ca,Cr:LGG and Cr:LGG systems, respectively. Samples were prepared by ceramic method, fired at 1250 deg. C/6 h and characterised by XRD, lattice parameters, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, CIE L * a * b * measurements and SEM/EDX. Results indicate that Ca,Cr:LGG and Cr:LGG solid solutions are obtained. In Cr:LGG system only Cr(III) is stabilised in octahedral positions substituting for Lu(III) and Ga(III). Both Cr(III) and Cr(IV) are present in Ca,Cr:LGG. The calcium is a charge compensator to stabilise Cr(IV) and this is the predominant oxidation state up to x = 0.075 composition. From this composition, Cr(III) becomes more stabilised in garnet lattice. Cr(IV) occupies generally tetrahedral and dodecahedral sites substituting for Ga(III) and Lu(III), while Cr(III) is in octahedral site substituting for Ga(III)

  20. Low-temperature thermal conductivity of terbium-gallium garnet

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    Inyushkin, A. V. Taldenkov, A. N.

    2010-11-15

    Thermal conductivity of paramagnetic Tb{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} (TbGG) terbium-gallium garnet single crystals is investigated at temperatures from 0.4 to 300 K in magnetic fields up to 3.25 T. A minimum is observed in the temperature dependence {kappa}(T) of thermal conductivity at T{sub min} = 0.52 K. This and other singularities on the {kappa}(T) dependence are associated with scattering of phonons from terbium ions. The thermal conductivity at T = 5.1 K strongly depends on the magnetic field direction relative to the crystallographic axes of the crystal. Experimental data are considered using the Debye theory of thermal conductivity taking into account resonance scattering of phonons from Tb{sup 3+} ions. Analysis of the temperature and field dependences of the thermal conductivity indicates the existence of a strong spin-phonon interaction in TbGG. The low-temperature behavior of the thermal conductivity (field and angular dependences) is mainly determined by resonance scattering of phonons at the first quasi-doublet of the electron spectrum of Tb{sup 3+} ion.

  1. Processing of gadolinium-iron garnet under non-equilibrium conditions

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    Zanatta, S. C.; Ivashita, F. F.; da Silva, K. L.; Machado, C. F. C.; Paesano, A.

    2014-01-01

    We have investigated the mechanosynthesis of gadolinium iron garnet (GdIG) by high-energy ball-milling of 3.(Gd2O3) + 10.( ?-Fe) followed by thermal annealing conducted at moderate temperatures (1100 C). The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction and Mssbauer spectroscopy in order to determine the influence of the milling time on the final products. For as-milled samples the results revealed the enlargement of the magnetic component belonging to iron and a discrete paramagnetic component. The formation of a garnet phase was observed in all as-annealed samples treated at 1100 C for 6 h in quantities proportional to the time of grinding the precursors. Evidently, high-energy ball milling of Gd2O3 + ?-Fe powders is an important step in GdIG synthesis by a ceramic method. Single-phase garnet is observed for the samples milled for 12 and 24 h treated at 1100 C for 6 h.

  2. Defects in laser crystals of rare-earth aluminum and gallium garnets

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    Vorob`ev, Yu.P.; Goncharov, O.Yu.

    1994-12-01

    Using thermodynamic and crystallochemical analysis of garnets R{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}(R=Sm - Lu, Y) and R{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (R = Gd - Lu, Y) and their solid solutions, we characterized point defects present in their structure and, for the first time, estimated their contents. We showed that the garnets under consideration contain cationic defects and oxygen vacancies: (1) In aluminum garnets R{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12}, improper-valence ions form at octahedral sites. (2) In gallium garnets R{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Ga-containing solid solutions, there are Ga vacancies at octahedral sites. (3) In Dy{sub 3}(Ga{sub c}Al{sub 1-c}){sub 5}O{sub 12} solid solutions, in addition to the above-mentioned defects typical of gallium garnets, antistructural, substitutional defects (Ga{sup 3+}{sub IV}) are present. The Ga{sup 3+}ions occupy preferentially octahedra; that is, they exhibit a higher affinity for octahedral coordination than Alk{sup 3+} ions, in agreement with Goldschmidt`s crystallochemical approach. The refined solid-solution ranges for R{sub 3}Ga{sub c}Al{sub 1-c}{sub 5}O{sub 12}(R=Nd,Sm,Eu,Gd) are 0.75 {le}c{le} 1 for Nd, 0.5 {le}c{le} 1 for Sm, 0.4 {le}c{le} 1 for Eu, and 0.25 {le}c{le} 1 for Gd.

  3. Competing effect of blocking and spin frustration in nanostructured gadolinium iron garnets

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    Phan, M. H.; Morales, M. B.; Srikanth, H.; Chinnasamy, C. N.; Harris, V. G.

    2009-03-01

    The ground state magnetic properties and relaxation mechanism in magnetically frustrated system of Gd3Fe5O12 is of topical interest due to its complex magnetic structure. As a consequence of geometric and magnetic frustrations, the Gd3Fe5O12 system is expected to show glassy magnetic behavior. Through a comprehensive study of DC magnetization, AC susceptibility, transverse susceptibility, and magnetocaloric effect in Gd3Fe5O12 bulk and nanostructured materials, we provide physical insights into the glassy nature and magnetic relaxation mechanisms in the gadolinium iron garnet system. It is shown that bulk Gd3Fe5O12 undergoes two different glassy states at temperatures below its compensation temperature with the low temperature glass properties strongly influenced by Gd ordering. However, the glassy nature is largely suppressed in Gd3Fe5O12 nanoparticles in which the blocking phenomenon competes with the spin frustration effect. As particle size is decreased, the blocking effect is dominant over the spin frustration effect. As a result, the nanostructured system shows magnetic relaxation features arising mainly from superparamagnetism.

  4. Structural, elastic and vibrational properties of nanocrystalline lutetium gallium garnet under high pressure.

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    Monteseguro, V; Rodrguez-Hernndez, P; Ortiz, H M; Venkatramu, V; Manjn, F J; Jayasankar, C K; Lavn, V; Muoz, A

    2015-04-14

    An ab initio study of the structural, elastic and vibrational properties of the lutetium gallium garnet (Lu3Ga5O12) under pressure has been performed in the framework of the density functional theory, up to 95 GPa. Pressure dependence of the elastic constants and the mechanical stability are analyzed, showing that the garnet structure is mechanically unstable above 87 GPa. Lattice-dynamics calculations in bulk at different pressures have been performed and compared with Raman scattering measurements of the nanocrystalline Tm(3+)-doped Lu3Ga5O12 up to 60 GPa. The theoretical frequencies and pressure coefficients of the Raman active modes for bulk Lu3Ga5O12 are in good agreement with the experimental data measured for the nano-crystals. The contributions of the different atoms to the vibrational modes have been analyzed based on the calculated total and partial phonon density of states. The vibrational modes have been discussed in relation to the internal and external modes of the GaO4 tetrahedron and the GaO6 octahedron. The calculated infrared modes and their pressure dependence are also reported. Our results show that with this nano-garnet size the sample has essentially bulk properties. PMID:25767835

  5. Thin film sputtering of gadolinium and chromium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet

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    Deng, Yuepeng

    2005-11-01

    In this work, rf magnetron reactive sputtering was used to synthesize yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) thin films at relatively low temperature and short processing period. A combination of 80W for yttrium target, 130W for aluminum target, and a total pressure of 3 mTorr gas mixtures with 25 sccm argon and 1.4 sccm oxygen flow rate produced a Y3Al5 O12 stoichiometric thin film. Gadolinium and chromium-doped YAG thin films were synthesized in a combinatorial fashion. The combinatorial thin film sputtering technique rapidly determined the gadolinium and chromium concentration that yielded the optimum luminescence intensity to be 5.5 at% for YAG:Gd and 0.69 at% YAG:Cr films, respectively. The concentration quenching phenomena were discussed. A 23 full factorial design of experiments (DOE) was conducted to investigate the effects of substrate temperature, substrate bias, and oxygen flow rate on the luminescence properties and the crystallinity of YAG:Gd and YAG:Cr thin films, respectively. DOE results showed that increasing O2 flow rate decreases both luminescence intensity and film crystallinity, substrate temperature slightly improves luminescence and has a negligible effect on crystallinity, and substrate bias enhances luminescence but decreases crystallinity. The effects of the parameters were thoroughly interpreted by correlating the composition and morphology of the films. Single factor studies for each variable verified the DOE results. The optimum process condition consists if low O 2 flow rate and high substrate bias. The effect of total pressure of the Ar/O2 gas mixture on CL efficiency and XRD intensity was also investigated. The PL temperature dependence of YAG:Gd and YAG:Cr thin films were studied in a temperature range of 15-298 K. The thermal quenching phenomena were observed above 110K on both YAG:Gd and YAG:Cr films. Activation energies of 24.7 meV and 25.2 meV were estimated for YAG:Gd and YAG:Cr films, respectively. Both activation energies were attributed to electron-phonon coupling.

  6. Ultralarge magneto-optic rotations and rotary dispersion in terbium gallium garnet single crystal.

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    Shaheen, Amrozia; Majeed, Hassaan; Anwar, Muhammad Sabieh

    2015-06-10

    We report systematically acquired data on the Verdet constant of terbium gallium garnet for wavelengths ranging from visible to near-infrared (405-830 nm) regime. Our experimental method of Stokes polarimetry is based on the Fourier decomposition of the received light intensity and allows unambiguous determination of both the Faraday rotation and the ellipticity of the emergent light. Temperature-dependent investigations in the range of 8-300 K extend earlier reports and verify the Verdet's constant direct dependence on the magnetization, whose first-order approximation is simply a manifestation of the Curie's law. Further, a least-squares fitting of the experimental data correlates well with theoretical predictions. At a wavelength of 405 nm and temperature of 8 K, the rotation is approximately 500. PMID:26192859

  7. Faraday effect improvement by Dy3+-doping of terbium gallium garnet single crystal

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    Chen, Zhe; Yang, Lei; Hang, Yin; Wang, Xiangyong

    2016-01-01

    Highly transparent Dy3+-doped terbium gallium garnet (TGG) single crystal was grown by Czochralski (Cz) method. Phase composition of the crystal was tested by XRD measurements. The distribution coefficient of Dy3+ in the crystal was obtained. The optical and magneto-optical properties were analyzed in detail, and magnetic properties of the Dy3+-TGG crystal were studied. The paramagnetic behavior is observed down to 10 K. The as-grown crystal exhibited high optical transmittance, particularly in the visible region. The Faraday rotation was investigated over visible and near-infrared regions (VIS-NIR) at room temperature. The Verdet constants increase at measured wavelengths and high thermal stability was found in Dy3+-doped TGG, as compared to the properties of pure TGG, indicating that Dy3+-doped crystals are preferable for magneto-active materials used in Faraday devices at VIS-NIR wavelengths.

  8. Thermally induced depolarization in terbium gallium garnet ceramics rod with natural convection cooling

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    Slezak, Ondrej; Yasuhara, Ryo; Lucianetti, Antonio; Vojna, David; Mocek, Tomas

    2015-06-01

    Thermal birefringence-induced depolarization in terbium gallium garnet (TGG) ceramic rods has been numerically evaluated for the geometry and heating conditions in a previous experiment. In this model, the spatially resolved heat transfer coefficient corresponding to natural convection cooling and the offset of the beam from the rotational axis of the rod have been incorporated and the realistic beam profile used in the experiment has been considered. A resulting beam depolarization ratio of 4.3 10-4 has been calculated for an input power of 117 W. The results were found to be in good agreement with the measured values. Furthermore, a parametric study of the depolarization ratio for higher input powers has been performed leading to a depolarization ratio of 3.3 10-2 for 1 kW input power.

  9. Stabilization of cubic lithium-stuffed garnets of the type “Li7La3Zr2O12” by addition of gallium

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    El Shinawi, Hany; Janek, Jürgen

    2013-03-01

    Cubic lithium-stuffed garnets of the type Li7La3Zr2O12 have been successfully stabilized by incorporation of gallium. The materials have been prepared by a sol-gel procedure with final calcination at 1085 °C for 6 h. Under the applied synthesis conditions, 0.3 mole of gallium ions (per mole of Li7La3Zr2O12) were sufficient to fully stabilize the cubic garnet-type phase. Increasing the fraction of gallium led to significant improvement of sinterability and lithium ion conductivity. Excess gallium ions, in the form of LiGaO2, act as a sintering aid and reside exclusively at the grain boundaries. The gallium-modified garnets showed conductivities up to 5.4 × 10-4 S cm-1 at 20 °C, and activation energies in the range 0.32-0.37 eV.

  10. Adhesion after erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser application at three different irradiation conditions.

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    Botta, Srgio Brossi; da Ana, Patricia Aparecida; Zezell, Denise Maria; Powers, John M; Matos, Adriana Bona

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether distinct cooling of low fluence erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser irradiation would influence adhesion. Main factors tested were: substrates (two), irradiation conditions (three), and adhesives (three). A 750 microm diameter tip was used, for 50 s, 1 mm from the surface, with a 0.25 W power output, 20 Hz, energy density of 2.8 J/cm(2) with energy per pulse of 12.5 mJ. When applied, water delivery rate was 11 ml/min. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that laser conditioning significantly decreased the bond strength of all adhesive systems applied on enamel. On dentin, laser conditioning significantly reduced bond strength of etch-and-rinse and one-step self-etch systems; however, laser irradiation under water cooling did not alter bonding of two-step self-etching. It may be concluded that the irradiation with Er,Cr:YSGG laser at 2.8 J/cm(2) with water coolant was responsible for a better adhesion to dentin, while enamel irradiation reduced bond strength, irrespective of cooling conditions. PMID:18027064

  11. Preparation and characterization of highly transparent Ce3+ doped terbium gallium garnet single crystal

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    Chen, Zhe; Yang, Lei; Hang, Yin; Wang, Xiangyong

    2015-09-01

    A Ce3+ doped terbium gallium garnet crystal (TCGG) with 30 mm in diameter and 25 mm in length has been grown by the Czochralski (Cz) method. The cation distributions in the TCGG crystal and thermal expansion coefficient have been investigated. Absorption spectrum was evaluated in the visible and near-infrared region (VIS-NIR) at room temperature, which indicated the crystal had low absorption coefficient at 500-1500 nm. The specific Faraday rotation of single crystal was measured at room temperature in 532, 633, and 1064 nm. The Verdet constant of the crystal at 633 nm comes up to 164.3 rad m-1 T-1, 26.3% larger than that of TGG at 633 nm. The thermal conductivity and laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) were also measured. Overall, the TCGG single crystal studied here exhibits superior properties than the commercial TGG so far, therefore it has potential to cover the increasing demand for new and improved Faraday rotators in the VIS-NIR region.

  12. The effect of gallium substitution on the microstructure and magnetic properties of yttrium iron garnet

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    Zaini, N. Z. M.; Ibrahim, N. B.

    2015-09-01

    Y3Fe(5-y)GayO12 (y = 0, 0.4, 1.4 and 2,4) thin films were prepared by sol-gel method and annealed for 2h in oxygen. The thin film's characteristic were studied by an X-ray diffraction (XRD), a field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and a vibration sample magnetometer (VSM). The XRD show that all films have the garnet phase structure. The grain size particles measured using FESEM were between 45.08 nm to 51.58 nm, and the thickness were between 42 nm to 90 nm. The magnetic properties measured using VSM showed that result was shown with hysteresis loop. The magnetization saturation decreased from 144.26 to 2.76 emu/cm3 with the increasing substitution gallium. The substitution for y = 2.4 was shown the saturation magnetization was very low. The coercivity increased 35 to 75 Oe due the the increasing grain size.

  13. Magnetic and fluorescence properties of cerium-doped yttrium gadolinium aluminum iron garnet crystals

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    Aoki, Daichi; Shima, Mutsuhiro

    2014-11-01

    Magnetic and fluorescence properties of chemically synthesized Ce:Gd-YAIG (Ce0.05GdxY2.95-xAl5-yFeyO12) nanocrystals have been investigated. The structural characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD) shows that a garnet phase has been identified in samples with 0 ? x ? 2.95 and 0 ? y ? 3.0. When y = 0, only garnet peaks are observed for 0 ? x ? 2.5, while both garnet and perovskite phases are present for x > 2.5. It is found from XRD Rietveld analyses that the site occupancy of Fe3+ at the tetrahedral and octahedral sites in the garnet is independent of the amount of Y3+ substituted by Ce3+ and Gd3+ at the dodecahedral sites. The saturation magnetization for the sample with x = 0 and y = 3.0 is 4.35 emu/g, while that with x = 2.5 and y = 3.0 is 87.5 emu/g. When the Fe3+ composition y is varied from 0 to 3.0 at x = 2.5, the intensity of fluorescence at the emission wavelength 570 nm significantly decreases presumably due to absorption by Fe3+ that is increased in the crystal.

  14. Dispersionless Spin Waves and Underlying Field-Induced Magnetic Order in Gadolinium Gallium Garnet

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    d'Ambrumenil, N.; Petrenko, O. A.; Mutka, H.; Deen, P. P.

    2015-06-01

    We report the results of neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering on a powder sample of Gd3Ga5O12 at high magnetic fields. Analysis of the diffraction data shows that in high fields (B ?1.8 T ) the spins are not fully aligned, but are canted slightly as a result of the dipolar interaction. The magnetic phase for fields ?1.8 T is characterized by antiferromagnetic peaks at (210) and an incommensurate wave vector. The dominant contribution to inelastic scattering at large momentum transfers is from a band of almost dispersionless excitations. We show that these correspond to the spin waves localized on ten site rings, expected on the basis of nearest neighbor exchange interaction, and that the spectrum at high fields B ?1.8 T is well described by a spin wave theory.

  15. Dispersionless Spin Waves and Underlying Field-Induced Magnetic Order in Gadolinium Gallium Garnet.

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    d'Ambrumenil, N; Petrenko, O A; Mutka, H; Deen, P P

    2015-06-01

    We report the results of neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering on a powder sample of Gd_{3}Ga_{5}O_{12} at high magnetic fields. Analysis of the diffraction data shows that in high fields (B≳1.8 T) the spins are not fully aligned, but are canted slightly as a result of the dipolar interaction. The magnetic phase for fields ≲1.8 T is characterized by antiferromagnetic peaks at (210) and an incommensurate wave vector. The dominant contribution to inelastic scattering at large momentum transfers is from a band of almost dispersionless excitations. We show that these correspond to the spin waves localized on ten site rings, expected on the basis of nearest neighbor exchange interaction, and that the spectrum at high fields B≳1.8 T is well described by a spin wave theory. PMID:26196642

  16. Effect of terbium gallium garnet crystal orientation on the isolation ratio of a Faraday isolator at high average power.

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    Khazanov, Efim; Andreev, Nicolay; Palashov, Oleg; Poteomkin, Anatoly; Sergeev, Alexander; Mehl, Oliver; Reitze, David H

    2002-01-20

    We present a comprehensive and systematic investigation of the fundamental physical limitations of Faraday isolation performance at high average powers that are due to thermally induced birefringence. First, the operation of various Faraday isolator designs by use of arbitrary orientation of cubic magneto-optic crystals is studied theoretically. It is shown that, for different Faraday isolator designs, different crystal orientations can optimize the isolation ratio. Second, thermo-optic and photoelastic constants for terbium gallium garnet crystals grown by different manufacturers were measured. Measurements of self-induced depolarization are made for various orientations of crystallographic axes. The measurements are in good agreement with our theoretical predictions. Based on our results, it is possible to select a crystal orientation that optimizes isolation performance at high average powers, resulting in a 5-dB enhancement over nonoptimized orientations. PMID:11905575

  17. Growth of terbium gallium garnet (TGG) magneto-optic crystals by edge-defined film-fed growth method

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    Zhuang, Naifeng; Song, Caigen; Guo, Liwei; Wang, Rongfeng; Hu, Xiaolin; Zhao, Bin; Lin, Shukun; Chen, Jianzhong

    2013-10-01

    Although terbium gallium garnet (TGG) single crystals suitable for practical applications have been grown by the Czochralski technique due to its congruent melting nature, the interface shape readily deteriorates to spiral growth when grown with a flat interface or facet formation when grown with a convex interface. The Edge-defined Film-fed Growth (EFG) method was used to grow TGG crystals for the first time. The influence of the raw material sintering temperature, growth atmosphere, growth rate and other growth conditions on the crystal quality were investigated. The Verdet constant of as-grown crystal was measured as 39 rad/T.m at 1064 nm by the extinction method, which was close to the literature value. The source of color centers in the crystals is also discussed.

  18. Complete Stokes polarimetry of magneto-optical Faraday effect in a terbium gallium garnet crystal at cryogenic temperatures.

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    Majeed, Hassaan; Shaheen, Amrozia; Anwar, Muhammad Sabieh

    2013-10-21

    We report the complete determination of the polarization changes caused in linearly polarized incident light due to propagation in a magneto-optically active terbium gallium garnet (TGG) single crystal, at temperatures ranging from 6.3 to 300 K. A 28-fold increase in the Verdet constant of the TGG crystal is seen as its temperature decreases to 6.3 K. In contrast with polarimetry of light emerging from a Faraday material at room temperature, polarimetry at cryogenic temperatures cannot be carried out using the conventional fixed polarizer-analyzer technique because the assumption that ellipticity is negligible becomes increasingly invalid as temperature is lowered. It is shown that complete determination of light polarization in such a case requires the determination of its Stokes parameters, otherwise inaccurate measurements will result with negative implications for practical devices. PMID:24150356

  19. Highly transparent terbium gallium garnet crystal fabricated by the floating zone method for visible-infrared optical isolators

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    Chen, Zhe; yang, Lei; Wang, Xiangyong; Wang, Jun; Hang, Yin

    2015-08-01

    Highly transparent terbium gallium garnet (Tb3Ga5O12; TGG) single crystal having a large Verdet constant based on the visible and near-infrared region (VIS-NIR) Faraday rotator was grown by Floating Zone (FZ) growth machine. We successfully grew TGG single-crystal rods of 8-10 mm in diameter, which was suitable for the use in optical devices. The crystal showed a full-width at half-maximum as little as 18 arcsec by the X-ray rocking curve measurement. The Faraday rotation (B = 0.55T) was investigated at wavelength of 532, 632.8, 1064 nm at room temperature. The lower weak absorption coefficient, higher Verdet constant, thermal conductivity and laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) compared to the commercial TGG gives the great potential of using this new method to meet the increasing demand of VIS-NIR Faraday rotators (FRs).

  20. Symmetry reduction due to gallium substitution in the garnet Li6.43(2)Ga0.52(3)La2.67(4)Zr2O12

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    Robben, Lars; Merzlyakova, Elena; Heitjans, Paul; Gesing, Thorsten M.

    2016-01-01

    Single-crystal structure refinements on lithium lanthanum zirconate (LLZO; Li7La3Zr2O12) substituted with gallium were successfully carried out in the cubic symmetry space group I 3d. Gallium was found on two lithium sites as well as on the lanthanum position. Due to the structural distortion of the resulting Li6.43(2)Ga0.52(3)La2.67(4)Zr2O12 (Ga–LLZO) single crystals, a reduction of the LLZO cubic garnet symmetry from Ia d to I 3d was necessary, which could hardly be analysed from X-ray powder diffraction data. PMID:27006788

  1. Pulsed laser deposition and refractive index measurement of fully substituted bismuth iron garnet films

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    Tepper, T.; Ross, C. A.

    2003-08-01

    A systematic study of the pulsed-laser deposition of fully substituted bismuth iron garnet (BIG, or Bi 3Fe 5O 12) has been carried out. Garnet-structure BIG films grow epitaxially onto gallium gadolinium garnet substrates under deposition conditions that lead to a stoichiometric film. The variation of stoichiometry with deposition conditions is discussed. The refractive index, n, of BIG decreases from 2.819 at 633 nm to 2.584 at 1550 nm, with an imaginary part, k, less than 0.05.

  2. Characteristics of epitaxial garnets grown by CVD using single metal alloy sources. [Chemical Vapor Deposition

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    Besser, P. J.; Hamilton, T. N.; Mee, J. E.; Stermer, R. L.

    1974-01-01

    Single metal alloys have been explored as the cation source in the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of iron garnets. Growth of good quality single crystal garnet films containing as many as five different cations has been achieved over a wide range of deposition conditions. The relationship of film composition to alloy compositions and deposition conditions has been determined for several materials. By proper choice of the alloy composition and the deposition conditions, uncrazed deposits were grown on (111) gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG) substrates. Data on physical, magnetic and optical properties of representative films is presented and discussed.

  3. Gallium

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    1996-01-01

    Discovered in 1875 through a study of its spectral properties, gallium was the first element to be uncovered following the publication of Mendeleev`s Periodic Table. French chemist, P.E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran, named his element discovery in honor of his native country; gallium is derived from the Latin word for France-{open_quotes}Gallia.{close_quotes}. This paper describes the properties, sources, and market for gallium.

  4. Influence of etching with erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser on microleakage of class V restoration.

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    Marotti, Juliana; Geraldo-Martins, Vincius Rangel; Bello-Silva, Marina Stella; de Paula Eduardo, Carlos; Apel, Christian; Gutknecht, Norbert

    2010-05-01

    The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate some parameters of dental etching when irradiated with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser. One-hundred sound human third molars were selected and randomly distributed into ten groups (n = 10). The class V cavities of group 1 (control) were prepared with a bur and etched with 37% phosphoric acid, while groups G2 to G10, were prepared with laser (5 W, 88.46 J/cm(2), 90/70% air/water) and etched with the following powers: G3 and G4, 0.25 W; G5 and G6, 0.5 W; G7 and G8, 0.75 W; G9 and G10, 1 W. Group G2 received no laser etching. Prior to restoration, G2, G4, G6, G8 and G10 received acid etching. After restoration, all samples were submitted to a microleakage test. According to statistical analysis (Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn's tests), G10 presented the lowest microleakage values (P<0.05). The other groups showed no differences between them. Etching with Er,Cr:YSGG laser (1 W) followed by phosphoric acid was effective in reducing the microleakage of class V restorations. PMID:19011950

  5. Photon self-induced spin-to-orbital conversion in a terbium-gallium-garnet crystal at high laser power

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    Mosca, S.; De Rosa, R.; Milano, L.; Canuel, B.; Genin, E.; Karimi, E.; Piccirillo, B.; Santamato, E.; Marrucci, L.

    2010-10-15

    In this paper, we present experimental evidence of a third-order nonlinear optical process, self-induced spin-to-orbital conversion (SISTOC) of the photon angular momentum. This effect is the physical mechanism at the origin of the depolarization of very intense laser beams propagating in isotropic materials. The SISTOC process, like self-focusing, is triggered by laser heating leading to a radial temperature gradient in the medium. In this work we tested the occurrence of SISTOC in a terbium-gallium-garnet rod for an impinging laser power of about 100 W. To study the SISTOC process we used different techniques: polarization analysis, interferometry, and tomography of the photon orbital angular momentum. Our results confirm, in particular, that the apparent depolarization of the beam is due to the occurrence of maximal entanglement between the spin and orbital angular momentum of the photons undergoing the SISTOC process. This explanation of the true nature of the depolarization mechanism could be of some help in finding novel methods to reduce or to compensate for this usually unwanted depolarization effect in all cases where very high laser power and good beam quality are required.

  6. Edge-cladding glasses for solid-state laser garnet crystals

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    Meissner, H.E.; Toratani, H.; Izumitani, T.; Stokowski, S.E.

    1987-10-01

    A range of glass compositions has been identified in the PbO-Bi/sub 2/O/sub 3/-CuO-Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/-SiO/sub 2/ system which will be applied as absorbent claddings to Nd/sup 3 +/ and Cr/sup 3 +/ co-doped gadolinium scandium gallium garnet and Nd/sup 3 +/-doped gadolinium gallium garnet crystal slabs for high-power laser applications. Coefficients of thermal expansion and refractive indices at 1.06 ..mu..m of the cladding match those of the crystals. Absorption coefficients are between 30 and 40 cm/sup -1/. Estimates of stress birefringence in the crystalline medium indicate that values below 10 nm/cm are achievable with cladding layers of 1 mm thickness and crystal slabs of 50--100 mm width.

  7. High-pressure and high-temperature studies on oxide garnets

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    Hua, Hong; Mirov, Sergey; Vohra, Yogesh K.

    1996-09-01

    We report high-pressure and high-temperature studies on a series of oxide garnets of chemical composition A3B2C3O12. The members of this family investigated are gadolinium scandium gallium garnet (GSGG), gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG), and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG). The GSGG and GGG are doped with both neodymium and chromium while the YAG is doped only with neodymium. Photoluminescence, synchrotron x-ray-diffraction, and laser heating studies were carried out in a diamond-anvil cell. Variety of optical sensors (ruby, Sm-doped YAG) and x-ray pressure marker (copper) were employed for pressure measurement. Pressure-induced amorphization was observed in GSGG at 58+/-3 GPa and GGG at 84+/-4 GPa by x-ray-diffraction studies. The photoluminescence studies show only gradual broadening of emission bands through the amorphization transition. On increasing pressure beyond amorphization, very broad and featureless emission bands were observed in the fluorescence spectra at 77+/-2 GPa for GSGG and at 88+/-2 GPa for GGG. Laser heating of the pressure-induced amorphous phase in GSGG caused recrystallization to the stable cubic phase. High-pressure x-ray study on YAG shows that it retains cubic phase up to 101+/-4 GPa. A pressure-volume relation for each member of the oxide garnet at ambient temperatures is presented, structural transformation mechanisms, and application of oxide garnets as pressure sensors are also discussed.

  8. Gain in pulsed x-ray irradiated Cr,Nd:GdScGa-garnet

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    Brannon, P.J. )

    1995-01-09

    The transmission properties of gadolinium scandium gallium garnet doped with chromium and neodymium have been studied during and after a 20 ns high-energy x-ray pulse. Gain is observed in the transmission which indicates a small signal gain of 0.175/cm. About 5% of the absorbed dose is converted to inversion, which is comparable to flash-lamp-pumped inversion. The small signal gain scales with dose.

  9. Thickness- and temperature-dependent magnetodynamic properties of yttrium iron garnet thin films

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    Haidar, M.; Ranjbar, M.; Balinsky, M.; Dumas, R. K.; Khartsev, S.; kerman, J.

    2015-05-01

    The magnetodynamical properties of nanometer-thick yttrium iron garnet films are studied using ferromagnetic resonance as a function of temperature. The films were grown on gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by pulsed laser deposition. First, we found that the damping coefficient increases as the temperature increases for different film thicknesses. Second, we found two different dependencies of the damping on film thickness: at room temperature, the damping coefficient increases as the film thickness decreases, while at T = 8 K, we find the damping to depend only weakly on the thickness. We attribute this behavior to an enhancement of the relaxation of the magnetization by impurities or defects at the surfaces.

  10. Growth and ferromagnetic resonance properties of nanometer-thick yttrium iron garnet films

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    Sun, Yiyan; Song, Young-Yeal; Chang, Houchen; Kabatek, Michael; Jantz, Michael; Schneider, William; Wu, Mingzhong; Schultheiss, Helmut; Hoffmann, Axel

    2012-10-01

    Growth of nm-thick yttrium iron garnet films and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth properties in the films are reported. The films were grown on gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Films in the 5-35 nm thickness range showed a (111) orientation and a surface roughness between 0.1 and 0.3 nm. The 10 nm films showed a 10 GHz FMR linewidth of about 6 Oe and a damping constant of 3.2 10-4. The FMR linewidth increases with both the surface roughness and the surface Fe deficiency. Thicker films exhibit a smaller FMR linewidth and a lower damping constant.

  11. Magnetic anisotropies in ultrathin bismuth iron garnet films

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    Popova, Elena; Franco Galeano, Andres Felipe; Deb, Marwan; Warot-Fonrose, Bndicte; Kachkachi, Hamid; Gendron, Franois; Ott, Frdric; Berini, Bruno; Keller, Niels

    2013-06-01

    Ultrathin bismuth iron garnet Bi3Fe5O12 films were grown epitaxially on (001)-oriented gadolinium gallium garnet substrates. Film thickness varied from two to three dozens of unit cells. Bi3Fe5O12 films grow pseudomorphically on substrates up to a thickness of 20 nm, and then a lattice relaxation occurs. Magnetic properties of the films were studied as a function of bismuth iron garnet thickness. The magnetization and cubic anisotropy decrease with decreasing film thickness. The uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy is constant for all film thicknesses. For two unit cell thick films, the easy magnetization axis changes from in-plane to perpendicular to the plane direction. Such a reorientation takes place as a result of the competition of constant uniaxial perpendicular anisotropy with weakening film magnetization.

  12. Coupling Single-Mode Fiber to Uniform and Symmetrically Tapered Thin-Film Waveguide Structures Using Gadolinium Gallium Garnet

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    Gadi, Jagannath; Yalamanchili, Raj; Shahid, Mohammad

    1995-01-01

    The need for high efficiency components has grown significantly due to the expanding role of fiber optic communications for various applications. Integrated optics is in a state of metamorphosis and there are many problems awaiting solutions. One of the main problems being the lack of a simple and efficient method of coupling single-mode fibers to thin-film devices for integrated optics. In this paper, optical coupling between a single-mode fiber and a uniform and tapered thin-film waveguide is theoretically modeled and analyzed. A novel tapered structure presented in this paper is shown to produce perfect match for power transfer.

  13. Improved laser efficiency by direct diode laser pumping of the radiation-resistant Nd:gadolinium-scandium-gallium garnet

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    Lupei, V.; Pavel, N.; Lupei, A.

    2014-04-01

    Spectroscopic investigation of the radiation-resistant Nd:GSGG crystals and ceramics reported in this paper evidences that the absorption line at 883 nm corresponding to the unusual situation of quasi-degenerate absorption transitions 4I9/2(2) ?4F3/2(1) and 4I9/2(3) ?4F3/2(2) can be used for efficient direct diode laser pumping of this material, with stable absorption over an extended temperature range. It is inferred that the reduction of the quantum defect at this wavelength of pump compared to the traditional 807 nm pumping could improve the laser parameters and reduce drastically the heat generation, leading to a considerable extension of the power scalability. This possibility is demonstrated for the first time in the case of the 1061 nm laser emission in a continuous-wave and in the repetitive active acousto-optic and passive Q-switched laser emission. In all regimes this manifests in the reduction of the laser threshold, increase of slope efficiency and extension of the average power range. Additionally, in the active Q-switching this enables increased pulse energy and reduced pulse duration. The direct pumping could revitalize the utilization of Nd:GSGG for construction of lasers with storage of population inversion or working in an ionizing radiation environment.

  14. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline Nd{sup 3+}-doped gadolinium scandium aluminum garnet powders by a gel-combustion method

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    Su, Jing; Miao, Ju-hong; Xu, Lin-hua; Ji, Yu-qing; Wang, Chu-qin

    2012-07-15

    Graphical abstract: The graph shows the emission spectra (?{sub ex} = 808 nm) of 1 at.% Nd:GSAG powders sintered at different temperatures for 3 h. Compared with the powder sintered at 900 C, the PL intensity of the powder sintered at 1000 C decreased significantly. The changes in the PL intensity should mainly due to the crystallinity and dispersion of the powders. Highlights: ? We synthesized Nd:GSAG nano-powders by gel-combustion method successfully. ? We analyzed the structure and the morphology of the heat-treated products. ? We studied the optical characteristics of Nd:GSAG nano-powders. -- Abstract: Nd{sup 3+}-doped gadolinium scandium aluminum garnet (Nd:GSAG) precursor was synthesized by a gel combustion method using metal nitrates and citric acid as raw materials. The structure and morphology of the precursor and the sintered powders were studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results showed that the precursor transformed into pure GSAG polycrystalline phase at about 800 C, and the powders sintered at 8001000 C were well-dispersed with average particle sizes in the range of 3080 nm. Optical properties of Nd:GSAG nano-powders were characterized by using photoluminescence spectroscopy. The highest photoluminescence intensity was achieved for the powder sintered at 900 C.

  15. Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis of the Effects of Erbium, Chromium:Yattrium-Scandium-Gallium-Garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) Laser Irradiation on Bone Mineral and Organic Components.

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    Benetti, Carolina; Ana, Patricia Aparecida; Bachmann, Luciano; Zezell, Denise Maria

    2015-12-01

    The effects of varying the energy density of a high-intensity erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser on the mineral and organic components of bone tissue were evaluated using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bone samples obtained from the tibias of rabbits were irradiated with five energy densities (3, 6, 8, 12, and 15 J/cm(2)), and the effects on the carbonate to phosphate ratio and in the organic components were compared with those of nonirradiated samples. The increased temperature during the laser irradiation was also measured using infrared thermography to relate the observed spectral changes to the laser thermal effects. The analyses of the infrared spectra suggests that the irradiation with Er,Cr:YSGG promoted changes in bone tissue in both the mineral and organic components that depend on the laser energy density, pointing to the importance of using the proper energy density in clinical procedures. PMID:26555304

  16. Terbium gallium garnet ceramic-based Faraday isolator with compensation of thermally induced depolarization for high-energy pulsed lasers with kilowatt average power

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    Yasuhara, Ryo; Snetkov, Ilya; Starobor, Alexey; Palashov, Oleg

    2014-12-15

    A scalable aperture Faraday isolator for high-energy pulsed lasers with kW-level average power was demonstrated using terbium gallium garnet ceramics with water cooling and compensation of thermally induced depolarization in a magnetic field. An isolation ratio of 35 dB (depolarization ratio γ of 3.4 × 10{sup −4}) was experimentally observed at a maximum laser power of 740 W. By using this result, we estimated that this isolator maintains an isolation ratio of 30 dB for laser powers of up to 2.7 kW. Our results provide the solution for achieving optical isolation in high-energy (100 J to kJ) laser systems with a repetition rate greater than 10 Hz.

  17. Crystal ion slicing of single-crystal magnetic garnet films

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    Levy, M.; Osgood, R. M.; Kumar, A.; Bakhru, H.

    1998-06-01

    Epitaxial liftoff has been used for achieving heterogeneous integration of many III-V and elemental semiconductor systems. However, it has been heretofore impossible to integrate devices of many other important material systems. A good example of this problem has been the integration of single-crystal transition metal oxides on semiconductor platforms, a system needed for on-chip thin film optical isolators. We report here an implementation of epitaxial liftoff in magnetic garnets. Deep ion implantation is used to create a buried sacrificial layer in single-crystal yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and bismuth-substituted YIG (Bi-YIG) epitaxial layers grown on gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG). The damage generated by the implantation induces a large etch selectivity between the sacrificial layer and the rest of the garnet. Ten-micron-thick films have been lifted off from the original GGG substrates by etching in phosphoric acid. Millimeter-size pieces of excellent quality have been transferred to the silicon and gallium arsenide substrates. Study of the magnetic domain structure in the detached epilayers by Faraday contrast shows no changes in film anisotropy. Optical insertion loss measurements are also presented.

  18. Comparative evaluation of surface topography of tooth prepared using erbium, chromium: Yttrium, scandium, gallium, garnet laser and bur and its clinical implications

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    Verma, Mahesh; Kumari, Pooja; Gupta, Rekha; Gill, Shubhra; Gupta, Ankur

    2015-01-01

    Background: Erbium, chromium: Yttrium, scandium, gallium, garnet (Er, Cr: YSGG) laser has been successfully used in the ablation of dental hard and soft tissues. It has been reported that this system is also useful for preparing tooth surfaces and etching, but no consensus exist in the literature regarding the advantage of lasers over conventional tooth preparation technique. Materials and Methods: Labial surfaces of 25 extracted human maxillary central incisors were divided into two halves. Right half was prepared with diamond bur and left half with Er, Cr; YSGG laser and a reduction of 0.30.5 mm was carried out. Topography of prepared surfaces of five teeth were examined under scanning electron microscope (SEM). The remaining samples were divided into 4 groups of 10 specimens each based on the surface treatment received: One group was acid etched and other was nonetched. Composite resin cylinders were bonded on prepared surfaces and shear bond strength was assessed using a universal testing machine. Results: The SEM observation revealed that the laser prepared surfaces were clean, highly irregular and devoid of a smear layer. Bur prepared surfaces were relatively smooth but covered with smear layer. Highest bond strength was shown by laser prepared acid etched group, followed by bur prepared the acid etched group. The bur prepared nonacid etched group showed least bond strength. Conclusions: Er, Cr: YSGG laser can be used for preparing tooth and bond strength value achieved by laser preparation alone without surface treatment procedure lies in the range of clinical acceptability.

  19. The effect of an erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser on the microleakage and bond strength of silorane and micro-hybrid composite restorations

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    Korkmaz, Fatih Mehmet; Baygin, Ozgul; Tuzuner, Tamer; Bagis, Bora; Arslan, Ipek

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the microleakage and bond strength of Class V silorane-based and universal micro-hybrid composite restorations prepared either with diamond bur or with an erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er, Cr:YSGG) laser. Materials and Methods: A total of 160 molar teeth were used for microleakage assessment and shear bond strength (SBS) test. The specimens were prepared using either diamond bur or 3 W-, 4 W- and 5 W-20 Hz Er, Cr:YSGG laser irradiation. All specimens were subjected to thermocycling (500 times at 5 2C to 55 2C, dwell time 15 s and transfer time 10 s). Microleakage was assessed using a 0.5% basic-fuchsin solution. The bond strengths were determined using a microtensile tester at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min. The Kruskal Wallis test was used for the analysis of microleakage and a one-way analysis of variance test was used to analyze the SBS (P < 0.05). Results: No statistically significant differences were found (P > 0.05) between Er, Cr:YSGG laser and bur preparation methods regarding microleakage and bond strength values. Conclusion: Irradiation with Er, Cr:YSGG laser was confirmed to be as effective as conventional methods for preparing cavities before adhesive restorations. PMID:24966726

  20. Erbium, chromium:yttrium scandium gallium garnet laser for caries removal: influence on bonding of a self-etching adhesive system.

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    Tachibana, Arlene; Marques, Mrcia Martins; Soler, Julia Maria Pavan; Matos, Adriana Bona

    2008-10-01

    This study evaluated the influence of the dental substrates obtained after the use of different caries removal techniques on bonding of a self-etching system. Forty, extracted, carious, human molars were ground to expose flat surfaces containing caries-infected dentine surrounded by sound dentine. The caries lesions of the specimens were removed or not (control--G1) either by round steel burs and water-cooled, low speed, handpiece (G2), or by irradiation with an erbium, chromium:yttrium scandium gallium garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser (2W, 20 Hz, 35.38 J/cm(2), fiber G4 handpiece with 0.2826 mm(2), non-contact mode at a 2 mm distance, 70% air/20% water--G3) or using a chemo-mechanical method (Carisolv--G4). Caries-infected, caries-affected and sound dentines were submitted to a bonding system followed by construction of a resin-based composite crown. Hour-glass shaped samples were obtained and submitted to a micro-tensile bond test. The bond strength data were compared by analysis of variance (ANOVA), complemented by Tukey's test (P

  1. Phase stable rare earth garnets

    DOEpatents

    Kuntz, Joshua D.; Cherepy, Nerine J.; Roberts, Jeffery J.; Payne, Stephen A.

    2013-06-11

    A transparent ceramic according to one embodiment includes a rare earth garnet comprising A.sub.hB.sub.iC.sub.jO.sub.12, where h is 3.+-.10%, i is 2.+-.10%, and j is 3.+-.10%. A includes a rare earth element or a mixture of rare earth elements, B includes at least one of aluminum, gallium and scandium, and C includes at least one of aluminum, gallium and scandium, where A is at a dodecahedral site of the garnet, B is at an octahedral site of the garnet, and C is at a tetrahedral site of the garnet. In one embodiment, the rare earth garment has scintillation properties. A radiation detector in one embodiment includes a transparent ceramic as described above and a photo detector optically coupled to the rare earth garnet.

  2. Thickness- and temperature-dependent magnetodynamic properties of yttrium iron garnet thin films

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    Haidar, M. Ranjbar, M.; Balinsky, M.; Dumas, R. K.; Khartsev, S.; Åkerman, J.

    2015-05-07

    The magnetodynamical properties of nanometer-thick yttrium iron garnet films are studied using ferromagnetic resonance as a function of temperature. The films were grown on gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by pulsed laser deposition. First, we found that the damping coefficient increases as the temperature increases for different film thicknesses. Second, we found two different dependencies of the damping on film thickness: at room temperature, the damping coefficient increases as the film thickness decreases, while at T = 8 K, we find the damping to depend only weakly on the thickness. We attribute this behavior to an enhancement of the relaxation of the magnetization by impurities or defects at the surfaces.

  3. Exquisite growth control and magnetic properties of yttrium iron garnet thin films

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    Tang, Chi; Aldosary, Mohammed; Jiang, Zilong; Chang, Houchen; Madon, Benjamin; Chan, Kyle; Wu, Mingzhong; Garay, Javier E.; Shi, Jing

    2016-03-01

    A layer-by-layer epitaxial growth up to 227 atomic layers of ferrimagnetic insulator yttrium iron garnet (YIG) thin films is achieved on (110)-oriented gadolinium gallium garnet substrates using pulsed laser deposition. Atomically smooth terraces are observed on YIG films up to 100 nm in thickness. The root-mean-square roughness is as low as 0.067 nm. The easy-axis lies in the film plane, indicating the dominance of shape anisotropy. For (110)-YIG films, there is well-defined two-fold in-plane anisotropy, with the easiest axis directed along [001]. The Gilbert damping constant is determined to be 1.0 × 10-4 for 100 nm thick films.

  4. Crystal field disorder effects in the optical spectra of Nd3+ and Yb3+-doped calcium lithium niobium gallium garnets laser crystals and ceramics

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    Lupei, V.; Lupei, A.; Gheorghe, C.; Gheorghe, L.; Achim, A.; Ikesue, A.

    2012-09-01

    The optical spectroscopic properties of RE3+ (Nd, 1 at. % or Yb, 1 to 10 at. %)-doped calcium-lithium-niobium-gallium garnet (CLNGG) single crystals and ceramics in the 10 K-300 K range are analyzed. In these compositionally disordered materials, RE3+ substitute Ca2+ in dodecahedral sites and the charge compensation is accomplished by adjusting the proportion of Li+, Nb5+, and Ga3+ to the doping concentration. The crystals and ceramics show similar optical spectra, with broad and structured (especially at low temperatures) bands whose shape depends on temperature and doping concentration. At 10 K, the Nd3+ 4I9/2 ? 4F3/2, 5/2 and Yb3+ 2F7/2 ? 2F5/2 absorption bands, which show prospect for diode laser pumping, can be decomposed in several lines that can be attributed to centers with large differences in the crystal field. The positions of these components are the same, but the relative intensity depends on the doping concentration and two main centers dominate the spectra. Non-selective excitation evidences broad emission bands, of prospect for short-pulse laser emission, whereas the selective excitation reveals the particular emission spectra of the various centers. The modeling reveals that the nonequivalent centers correspond to RE3+ ions with different cationic combinations in the nearest octahedral and tetrahedral coordination spheres, and the most abundant two centers have 4Nb and, respectively, 3Nb1Li in the nearest octahedral sphere. At 300 K, the spectral resolution is lost. It is then inferred that the observed optical bands are envelopes of the spectra of various structural centers, whose resolution is determined by the relative contribution of the temperature-dependent homogeneous broadening and the effects of crystal field disordering (multicenter structure, inhomogeneous broadening). The relevance of spectroscopic properties for selection of pumping conditions and of laser design that would enable utilization of the broad optical bands for efficient laser emission and reduced heat generation is discussed.

  5. Crystal field disorder effects in the optical spectra of Nd{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+}-doped calcium lithium niobium gallium garnets laser crystals and ceramics

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    Lupei, V.; Lupei, A.; Gheorghe, C.; Gheorghe, L.; Achim, A.; Ikesue, A.

    2012-09-15

    The optical spectroscopic properties of RE{sup 3+} (Nd, 1 at. % or Yb, 1 to 10 at. %)-doped calcium-lithium-niobium-gallium garnet (CLNGG) single crystals and ceramics in the 10 K-300 K range are analyzed. In these compositionally disordered materials, RE{sup 3+} substitute Ca{sup 2+} in dodecahedral sites and the charge compensation is accomplished by adjusting the proportion of Li{sup +}, Nb{sup 5+}, and Ga{sup 3+} to the doping concentration. The crystals and ceramics show similar optical spectra, with broad and structured (especially at low temperatures) bands whose shape depends on temperature and doping concentration. At 10 K, the Nd{sup 3+4}I{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 4}F{sub 3/2,5/2} and Yb{sup 3+2}F{sub 7/2}{yields}{sup 2}F{sub 5/2} absorption bands, which show prospect for diode laser pumping, can be decomposed in several lines that can be attributed to centers with large differences in the crystal field. The positions of these components are the same, but the relative intensity depends on the doping concentration and two main centers dominate the spectra. Non-selective excitation evidences broad emission bands, of prospect for short-pulse laser emission, whereas the selective excitation reveals the particular emission spectra of the various centers. The modeling reveals that the nonequivalent centers correspond to RE{sup 3+} ions with different cationic combinations in the nearest octahedral and tetrahedral coordination spheres, and the most abundant two centers have 4Nb and, respectively, 3Nb1Li in the nearest octahedral sphere. At 300 K, the spectral resolution is lost. It is then inferred that the observed optical bands are envelopes of the spectra of various structural centers, whose resolution is determined by the relative contribution of the temperature-dependent homogeneous broadening and the effects of crystal field disordering (multicenter structure, inhomogeneous broadening). The relevance of spectroscopic properties for selection of pumping conditions and of laser design that would enable utilization of the broad optical bands for efficient laser emission and reduced heat generation is discussed.

  6. Thick-Film Yttrium Iron Garnet Coatings via Aerosol Deposition

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    Johnson, Scooter D.; Glaser, Evan R.; Cheng, Shu-Fan; Eddy, Charles R.; Kub, Fritz; Gorzkowski, Edward P.

    2016-01-01

    Aerosol deposition is a thick-film deposition process that can produce layers up to several hundred micrometers thick with densities greater than 95 pct of the theoretical value. The primary advantage of aerosol deposition is that the deposition takes place entirely at room temperature, thereby enabling film growth in material systems with disparate melting temperatures. We show representative characterization results of yttrium iron garnet thick films deposited onto a <111> gadolinium gallium garnet substrate by aerosol deposition using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, profilometry, vibrating sample magnetometry, and ferromagnetic resonance. To further elucidate the effect of density and grain size on the magnetic properties, we perform post-deposition annealing of the films to study the effect on the structural and magnetic properties of the films. Our results indicate that our system can successfully deposit dense, thick yttrium iron garnet films and that with moderate annealing the films can achieve a ferromagnetic resonance linewidth comparable to that reported for polycrystalline films deposited by other higher temperature growth techniques.

  7. Thick-Film Yttrium Iron Garnet Coatings via Aerosol Deposition

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    Johnson, Scooter D.; Glaser, Evan R.; Cheng, Shu-Fan; Eddy, Charles R.; Kub, Fritz; Gorzkowski, Edward P.

    2016-03-01

    Aerosol deposition is a thick-film deposition process that can produce layers up to several hundred micrometers thick with densities greater than 95 pct of the theoretical value. The primary advantage of aerosol deposition is that the deposition takes place entirely at room temperature, thereby enabling film growth in material systems with disparate melting temperatures. We show representative characterization results of yttrium iron garnet thick films deposited onto a <111> gadolinium gallium garnet substrate by aerosol deposition using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, profilometry, vibrating sample magnetometry, and ferromagnetic resonance. To further elucidate the effect of density and grain size on the magnetic properties, we perform post-deposition annealing of the films to study the effect on the structural and magnetic properties of the films. Our results indicate that our system can successfully deposit dense, thick yttrium iron garnet films and that with moderate annealing the films can achieve a ferromagnetic resonance linewidth comparable to that reported for polycrystalline films deposited by other higher temperature growth techniques.

  8. Pulsed laser deposition of epitaxial yttrium iron garnet films with low Gilbert damping and bulk-like magnetization

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    Onbasli, M. C.; Kehlberger, A.; Kim, D. H.; Jakob, G.; Klui, M.; Chumak, A. V.; Hillebrands, B.; Ross, C. A.

    2014-10-01

    Yttrium iron garnet (YIG, Y 3Fe5O12) films have been epitaxially grown on Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG, Gd3Ga5O12) substrates with (100) orientation using pulsed laser deposition. The films were single-phase, epitaxial with the GGG substrate, and the root-mean-square surface roughness varied between 0.14 nm and 0.2 nm. Films with thicknesses ranging from 17 to 200 nm exhibited low coercivity (<2 Oe), near-bulk room temperature saturation moments (135 emu cm-3), in-plane easy axis, and damping parameters as low as 2.2 10-4. These high quality YIG thin films are useful in the investigation of the origins of novel magnetic phenomena and magnetization dynamics.

  9. Pulsed laser deposition of epitaxial yttrium iron garnet films with low Gilbert damping and bulk-like magnetization

    SciTech Connect

    Onbasli, M. C. Kim, D. H.; Ross, C. A.; Kehlberger, A.; Jakob, G.; Kläui, M.; Chumak, A. V.; Hillebrands, B.

    2014-10-01

    Yttrium iron garnet (YIG, Y {sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}) films have been epitaxially grown on Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG, Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}) substrates with (100) orientation using pulsed laser deposition. The films were single-phase, epitaxial with the GGG substrate, and the root-mean-square surface roughness varied between 0.14 nm and 0.2 nm. Films with thicknesses ranging from 17 to 200 nm exhibited low coercivity (<2 Oe), near-bulk room temperature saturation moments (∼135 emu cm{sup −3}), in-plane easy axis, and damping parameters as low as 2.2 × 10{sup −4}. These high quality YIG thin films are useful in the investigation of the origins of novel magnetic phenomena and magnetization dynamics.

  10. Industrial garnet

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Olson, D.W.

    2001-01-01

    A general overview of the industrial garnet industry is provided. About 20 percent of global industrial garnet production takes place in the U.S. During 2000, an estimated 300 kt of industrial garnets were produced worldwide. The U.S. is the world's largest consumer of industrial garnet, consuming 56.9 kt in 2000.

  11. RBS and XRD Characterization of Yttrium Iron Garnet Thin Films

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    Mansour, M.; Roumie, M.; Abdel Samad, B.; Basma, H.; Korek, M.

    2015-03-01

    Magnetic materials such as yttrium iron garnet (YIG or Y3Fe5O12) present a great importance for their magneto-optic properties. They are potential materials used for applications in the domain of optical telecommunications for example. In this work, we have investigated YIG thin films deposited on substrates of quartz and GGG (gadolinium gallium garnet or Gd3Ga5O12). Using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) we characterized the performed layers (thickness and stoichiometry) in order to correlate the films preparation conditions with the quality of the final material. We determined the optimal energy of the alpha particles beam used for RBS measurements and we fitted the experimental spectra using the SIMNRA simulated code. Our RBS results showed that the films have a stoichiometry close to that of the starting material. In addition, we found that the film thickness is proportional to deposition time but inversely proportional to the substrate temperature. Moreover, using x-ray diffraction (XRD) we determined the annealing effect on the structure of the profile of our thin films.

  12. Ce-doped single crystal and ceramic garnets for ? ray detection

    SciTech Connect

    Hull, G; Roberts, J; Kuntz, J; Fisher, S; Sanner, R; Tillotson, T; Drobshoff, A; Payne, S; Cherepy, N

    2007-07-30

    Ceramic and single crystal Lutetium Aluminum Garnet scintillators exhibit energy resolution with bialkali photomultiplier tube detection as good as 8.6% at 662 keV. Ceramic fabrication allows production of garnets that cannot easily be grown as single crystals, such as Gadolinium Aluminum Garnet and Terbium Aluminum Garnet. Measured scintillation light yields of Cerium-doped ceramic garnets indicate prospects for high energy resolution.

  13. Gallium scan

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    Liver gallium scan; Bony gallium scan ... You will get a radioactive material called gallium injected into your vein. The gallium travels through the bloodstream and collects in the bones and certain organs. Your health care provider will ...

  14. Transparent garnet ceramic scintillators for gamma-ray detection

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    Wang, Yimin; Baldoni, Gary; Rhodes, William H.; Brecher, Charles; Shah, Ananya; Shirwadkar, Urmila; Glodo, Jarek; Cherepy, Nerine; Payne, Stephen

    2012-10-01

    Lanthanide gallium/aluminum-based garnets have a great potential as host structures for scintillation materials for medical imaging. Particularly attractive features are their high density, chemical radiation stability and more importantly, their cubic structure and isotropic optical properties, which allow them to be fabricated into fully transparent, highperformance polycrystalline optical ceramics. Lutetium/gadolinium aluminum/gallium garnets (described by formulas ((Gd,Lu)3(Al,Ga)5O12:Ce, Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12:Ce and Lu3Al5O12:Pr)) feature high effective atomic number and good scintillation properties, which make them particularly attractive for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and other γ- ray detection applications. The ceramic processing route offers an attractive alternative to single crystal growth for obtaining scintillator materials at relatively low temperatures and at a reasonable cost, with flexibility in dimension control as well as activator concentration adjustment. In this study, optically transparent polycrystalline ceramics mentioned above were prepared by the sintering-HIP approach, employing nano-sized starting powders. The properties and microstructures of the ceramics were controlled by varying the processing parameters during consolidation. Single-phase, high-density, transparent specimens were obtained after sintering followed by a pressure-assisted densification process, i.e. hot-isostatic-pressing. The transparent ceramics displayed high contact and distance transparency as well as high light yield as high as 60,000-65,000 ph/MeV under gamma-ray excitation, which is about 2 times that of a LSO:Ce single crystal. The excellent scintillation and optical properties make these materials promising candidates for medical imaging and γ-ray detection applications.

  15. Magnetic properties of epitaxial bismuth ferrite-garnet mono- and bilayers

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    Semuk, E. Yu.; Berzhansky, V. N.; Prokopov, A. R.; Shaposhnikov, A. N.; Karavainikov, A. V.; Salyuk, O. Yu.; Golub, V. O.

    2015-11-01

    Magnetic properties of Bi1.5Gd1.5Fe4.5Al0.5O12 (84 nm) and Bi2.8Y0.2Fe5O12 (180 nm) films epitaxially grown on gallium-gadolinium garnet (GGG) single crystal (111) substrate as well as Bi1.5Gd1.5Fe4.5Al0.5O12/Bi2.8Y0.2Fe5O12 bilayer were investigated using ferromagnetic resonance technique. The mismatch of the lattice parameters of substrate and magnetic layers leads to formation of adaptive layers which affect on the high order anisotropy constant of the films but practically do not affect on uniaxial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy The magnetic properties of the bilayer film were explained in supposition of strong exchange coupling between magnetic layers taking into account film-film and film-substrate elastic interaction.

  16. Magnetic garnet film epitaxy on nonsingular faces (abstract)

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    Gorelik, S.S.; Letyuk, L.M.; Morchenko, A.T.

    1996-04-01

    The single crystal films of magnetic garnets are widely used in various microelectronics devices. The yttrium{endash}iron and bismuth{endash}gallium-substituted magnetic garnet films were grown by liquid phase epitaxy from supercooled solutions on the basis PbO+B{sub 2}O{sub 3}. As substrates for films the gadolinium{endash}gallium garnet wafers crystallographically oriented in the range from (111)- to (110)-directions are used. In experiments such growth process parameters as supercooling temperature and angular velocity of substrate rotation were varied too. The parameters to be examined were thickness, growth rate, crystallografic, magnetic, and magnetooptical characteristics of the as-grown films. To analyze the growth process kinetics it was developed the model, including the terms (supersaturation {ital C}{sub {ital L}}{minus}{ital C}{sub {ital E}}) of the first and second orders for description of surface crystallization reaction. The following expression was derived for epitaxial growth rate: {ital f}={ital D}/{rho}{delta}[({ital C}{sub {ital L}}{minus}{ital C}{sub {ital E}})+{ital k}{sub 1}{delta}+{ital D}/2{ital k}{sub 2}{delta}{minus}{radical} ({ital k}{sub 1}{delta}+{ital D}){sup 2}+4{ital k}{sub 2}{delta}{ital D}({ital C}{sub {ital L}}{minus}{ital C}{sub {ital E}})/2{ital k}{sub 2}{delta}], where {ital D} is diffusion coefficient, {delta} is diffusion boundary layer thickness on the solid{endash}liquid interface, {rho} is film density, {ital C}{sub {ital L}} is concentration of garnet phase in the melted solution, {ital C}{sub {ital E}} is equilibrium concentration, {ital k}{sub {ital m}} is surface reaction constant (kinetic coefficient) of order {ital m} in {ital D}{partial_derivative}{ital C}/{partial_derivative}{ital x}(0,{ital t})={ital k}{sub {ital m}}[{ital C}(0,{ital t}){minus}{ital C}{sub {ital E}}]{sup {ital m}}. (Abstract Truncated)

  17. Fabrication and characterization of Bismuth-Cerium composite iron garnet epitaxial films for magneto optical applications

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    Chandra Sekhar, M.; Singh, Mahi R.

    2012-10-15

    The Bi{sub x}Ce{sub 3-x}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} (x = 0.8) epitaxial films of high quality were grown by means of pulsed laser deposition on paramagnetic substrates of Gadolinium Gallium Garnet. We study the modifications of substitutions in the parent garnet Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} that produces a higher magneto-optical response at communication wavelengths. These films displayed a strong in plane textures which are treated in argon as well as reduced atmosphere conditions. The elemental constituents of these films were confirmed by energy dispersive-X ray analysis, elastic recoil detection system, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The transmittance spectra were measured and found these films exhibit good transmittance values. The transmittance-spectra were fitted with the theoretical model and the optical constants such as refractive index and absorption edge were evaluated. The highest (negative) Faraday rotation was found for these films treated in the environment of Ar + H{sub 2}. A density matrix theory has been developed for the Faraday rotation and a good agreement between the theory and experiment is found. These epitaxial garnet films can be used in a wide range of frequencies from visible to infrared spectra making them ideal for many magneto optical applications. Therefore, these films may overcome many issues in fabricating all optical isolators which is the viable solution for integrated photonics.

  18. Fabrication and characterization of Bismuth-Cerium composite iron garnet epitaxial films for magneto optical applications

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    Chandra Sekhar, M.; Singh, Mahi R.

    2012-10-01

    The BixCe3-xFe5O12 (x = 0.8) epitaxial films of high quality were grown by means of pulsed laser deposition on paramagnetic substrates of Gadolinium Gallium Garnet. We study the modifications of substitutions in the parent garnet Y3Fe5O12 that produces a higher magneto-optical response at communication wavelengths. These films displayed a strong in plane textures which are treated in argon as well as reduced atmosphere conditions. The elemental constituents of these films were confirmed by energy dispersive-X ray analysis, elastic recoil detection system, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The transmittance spectra were measured and found these films exhibit good transmittance values. The transmittance-spectra were fitted with the theoretical model and the optical constants such as refractive index and absorption edge were evaluated. The highest (negative) Faraday rotation was found for these films treated in the environment of Ar + H2. A density matrix theory has been developed for the Faraday rotation and a good agreement between the theory and experiment is found. These epitaxial garnet films can be used in a wide range of frequencies from visible to infrared spectra making them ideal for many magneto optical applications. Therefore, these films may overcome many issues in fabricating all optical isolators which is the viable solution for integrated photonics.

  19. Growth of High-Quality Yttrium Iron Garnet Thin Films on Metallic Electrodes

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    Sun, Yiyan; Song, Young-Yeal; Wu, Mingzhong

    2011-10-01

    Yttrium iron garnet (YIG) is a magnetic garnet and shows extremely low loss at microwave frequencies. One typically grows YIG on single-crystal gadolinium gallium garnet (GGG) substrates. For some monolithic on-chip device applications, however, one needs to grow YIG films on metallic electrodes. This is challenging due to problems with the oxidation, diffusion, and breakup of metallic electrodes during the deposition of YIG films at high temperatures. This presentation reports on the development of new sandwich-type bottom electrodes and the growth of low-loss YIG thin films on such electrodes. The new electrodes consist of a thick metallic layer sandwiched between two thin cladding layers. The thick layer is a high-conductivity metal. The thin cladding layers are materials with high oxidation resistance and good thermal stability. The electrodes were deposited at room temperature by magnetron sputtering, while the YIG films were deposited at 650 C by pulsed laser deposition. Scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and energy dispersive spectroscopy measurements confirmed the structure of the YIG films Static magnetic measurements indicated a saturation induction of about 1471 G, which was 16% smaller than that for a YIG bulk. Ferromagnetic resonance measurements yielded a peak-to-peak linewidth of about 0.8 Oe at 9.45 GHz.

  20. Faraday effect of bismuth iron garnet thin film prepared by mist CVD method

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    Yao, Situ; Sato, Takafumi; Kaneko, Kentaro; Murai, Shunsuke; Fujita, Koji; Tanaka, Katsuhisa

    2015-06-01

    Metastable bismuth iron garnet (BIG, an abbreviation of Bi3Fe5O12), one kind of garnet-type ferrites, is known to manifest very large Faraday rotation as well as low optical absorption in the visible to infrared region. We report on successful synthesis of thin film composed of single-phase BIG epitaxially grown on single-crystalline gadolinium gallium garnet (Gd3Ga5O12, GGG) substrate by using mist chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, which is an emerging technique for preparation of thin films. The crystal structure, surface morphology, and magnetic, optical and magneto-optical properties of the resultant thin films have been explored. The BIG thin film has a relatively flat surface free from roughness compared to those prepared by other vapor deposition methods. Saturation magnetization is about 1620 G at room temperature, which is close to that expected from the ideal magnetic structure of BIG. The maximum value of Faraday rotation angle reaches 54.3 deg/m at a wavelength of 424 nm. This value is rather large when compared with those reported for BIG thin films prepared by other techniques. The wavelength dependence of Faraday rotation angle is analyzed well in terms of the crystal electric field (CEF) level schema. Our result suggests that the mist CVD method is a simple and effective technique to synthesize BIG thin film with excellent magneto-optical properties.

  1. The enthalpies of crystallization of gallium garnets Y{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Er{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} from amorphous coprecipitated hydroxides

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    Reznitskii, L.A.; Filippova, S.E.

    1994-08-01

    This work continues the investigations on determination of the temperatures and enthalpies of crystallization for oxide compounds and solid solutions. The authors measured the enthalpies of crystallization from amorphous coprecipitated hydroxides for gallium garnets Y{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Er{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}. These experimental data were used in calculating the enthalpy of crystallization {Delta}{sub cr}H(Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3}, am.). The calculated enthalpies of crystallization of amorphous Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} strongly differ from the value of -81 kJ/mol reported previously, based on the assumption of isomorphous miscibility. Apparently, this discrepancy arises from the fact that the calculated enthalpies of mixing upon the formation of solid solutions are strongly dependent on the metal-oxygen bond ionicity assumed in calculations. The determined value of -22.8 kJ/mol is more consistent with the enthalpies of crystallization of other amorphous substances, which usually constitute 20-50% of the enthalpies of solidification (melting).

  2. Ferrimagnetism in the rare-earth iron garnets: a Monte Carlo study.

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    Oitmaa, J; Falk, Thomas

    2009-03-25

    We investigate classical vector spin models of the rare-earth iron garnet ferrimagnets yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and gadolinium iron garnet (GdIG) using Monte Carlo simulations. Critical temperatures agree well with experiment. Acompensation point is observed in GdIG, again in good agreement with experiment. PMID:21817454

  3. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2010-01-01

    In 2009, U.S. production of crude garnet concentrate for industrial use was estimated to be 56.5 kt (62,300 st), valued at about $8.85 million. This was a 10-percent decrease in quantity compared with 2008 production. Refined garnet material sold or used was 28 kt (31,000 st) valued at $7.96 million.

  4. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2012-01-01

    Garnet has been used as a gemstone since the Bronze Age. However, garnet's angular fractures, relatively high hardness and specific gravity, chemical inertness, and nontoxicity make it ideal for many industrial applications. It is also free of crystalline silica and can be recycled.

  5. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2011-01-01

    Garnet has been used as a gemstone since the Bronze Age. However, garnet's angular fractures, relatively high hardness and specific gravity, chemical inertness and nontoxicity make it ideal for many industrial applications. It is also free of crystalline silica and can be recycled.

  6. Bi-substituted iron garnet films for one-dimensional magneto-photonic crystals: Synthesis and properties

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    Shaposhnikov, A.N.; Karavainikov, A.V.; Prokopov, A.R.; Berzhansky, V.N.; Salyuk, O.Y.

    2012-06-15

    Graphical abstract: Faraday hysteresis loops for Bi{sub 1.0}Y{sub 0.5}Gd{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 4.2}Al{sub 0.8}O{sub 12} film on glass-ceramic substrate (a), Bi{sub 2.8}Y{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} film on galliumgadolinium garnet (b) and for glass-ceramic/SiO{sub 2}/Bi{sub 1.0}Y{sub 0.5}Gd{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 4.2}Al{sub 0.8}O{sub 12}/Bi{sub 2.8}Y{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} structure (c). Highlights: ? Bismuth-substituted iron garnet films as magneto-optical layers in magneto-photonic crystals. ? It is impossible to crystallize the films with high Bi content on amorphous substrates. ? The crystallization of the films can be achieved by their deposition on buffer layer with low bismuth content. -- Abstract: The crystallization processes in Bi{sub 2.8}Y{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}, Bi{sub 2.5}Gd{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 3.8}Al{sub 1.2}O{sub 12}, Bi{sub 1.5}Gd{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 4.5}Al{sub 0.5}O{sub 12} and Bi{sub 1.0}Y{sub 0.5}Gd{sub 1.5}Fe{sub 4.2}Al{sub 0.8}O{sub 12} garnet films deposited by reactive ion beam sputtering on (1 1 1) gadoliniumgallium garnet substrates, optical glass-ceramic and SiO{sub 2} films have been studied. Films were annealed at low pressure in oxygen atmosphere and in the air. The possibility of preparation of crystalline garnet films with high concentration of bismuth on the SiO{sub 2} films using a buffer layer with low concentration of Bi has been shown. This allows to produce one-dimensional magneto-photonic crystals with high effective Faraday rotation (several tens of/?m for the visible optical spectrum).

  7. Use of the erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser on human enamel tissues. Influence of the air-water spray on the laser-tissue interaction: scanning electron microscope evaluations.

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    Olivi, Giovanni; Angiero, Francesca; Benedicenti, Stefano; Iaria, Giuseppe; Signore, Antonio; Kaitsas, Vassilios

    2010-11-01

    The study investigated the influence of varying amounts of air/water spray and the energy used by an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) 2,780 nm laser when treating dental tissues. The morphological effects produced by the laser interaction on healthy human enamel were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The vestibular and lingual surfaces of ten molars were treated with laser at different power settings; each surface was subdivided into cervical, median, and occlusal parts and treated with different proportions of water spray; the series contained 60 tooth portions. Treatment differed in terms of power setting and air/water percentage. All specimens were then subjected to dehydration and metallisation. At SEM evaluation, the classic aspect of laser-treated enamel was visible: grooves, flakes, shelves and sharp edges, indicative of micro-explosion rather than melting. Vaporisation of the tissue created a clear delimitation from surrounding healthy tissue, with partial respect to the prismatic structure of the treated enamel. The aspect of the enamel was rarely type 1 Silverstone but more frequently type 2 or 3, with prismatic structure not respected and/or completely disordered. These morphological differences appeared to be correlated with the inclination of the laser beam aimed at the enamel prisms and with the percentage of air/water used. The laser system analysed showed itself to be effective at removing human dental enamel. The results appeared to be closely correlated with the variation of the percentage of the laser's water-air spray. PMID:19548057

  8. Gallium and gallium arsenide

    SciTech Connect

    Kramer, D.

    1988-01-01

    As part of the Nation's growing concern with the competitiveness of U.S. firms in the world economy, especially with respect to advanced materials, the Bureau of Mines assessed the actual and potential recovery and manufacturing capabilities for gallium and gallium arsenide (GaAs). GaAs has advanced from a laboratory curiosity to a material with important high-tech applications within only the last few years, and although protected North American gallium supplies are currently considered adequate, consumption could grow to the point that this assessment would need reevaluation.

  9. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2006-01-01

    In 2005, US production of crude garnet concentrate for industrial use was 28.4 kt valued at $3.05 million. Refined garnet material sold or used was 30.4 kt valued at $10 million. For the year, the US was one of the world's leading consumers of industrial garnet. Domestic values for crude concentrates for different applications ranged from about $53 to $120/t. In the short term, excess production capacity, combined with suppliers that vary in quality, grain size and mineral type, will keep prices down.

  10. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2000-01-01

    The state of the global industrial garnet industry in 1999 is discussed. Industrial garnet mined in the U.S., which accounts for approximately one-third of the world's total, is usually a solid-solution of almandine and pyrope. The U.S. is the largest consumer of industrial garnet, using an estimated 47,800 st in 1999 as an abrasive and as a filtration medium in the petroleum industry, filtration plants, aircraft and motor vehicle manufacture, shipbuilding, wood furniture finishing operations, electronic component manufacture, ceramics manufacture, and glass production. Prices for crude concentrates ranged from approximately $50 to $110/st and refined garnet from $50 to $215/st in 1999, depending on type, source, quantity purchased, quality, and application.

  11. Swift heavy ion-beam induced amorphization and recrystallization of yttrium iron garnet

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    Costantini, Jean-Marc; Miro, Sandrine; Beuneu, Franois; Toulemonde, Marcel

    2015-12-01

    Pure and (Ca and Si)-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12 or YIG) epitaxial layers and amorphous films on gadolinium gallium garnet (Gd3Ga5O12, or GGG) single crystal substrates were irradiated by 50 MeV 32Si and 50 MeV (or 60 MeV) 63Cu ions for electronic stopping powers larger than the threshold value (~4 MeV ?m?1) for amorphous track formation in YIG crystals. Conductivity data of crystalline samples in a broad ion fluence range (10111016 cm?2) are modeled with a set of rate equations corresponding to the amorphization and recrystallization induced in ion tracks by electronic excitations. The data for amorphous layers confirm that a recrystallization process takes place above ~1014 cm?2. Cross sections for both processes deduced from this analysis are discussed in comparison to previous determinations with reference to the inelastic thermal-spike model of track formation. Micro-Raman spectroscopy was also used to follow the related structural modifications. Raman spectra show the progressive vanishing and randomization of crystal phonon modes in relation to the ion-induced damage. For crystalline samples irradiated at high fluences (?1014 cm?2), only two prominent broad bands remain like for amorphous films, thereby reflecting the phonon density of states of the disordered solid, regardless of samples and irradiation conditions. The main band peaked at ~660?cm?1 is assigned to vibration modes of randomized bonds in tetrahedral (FeO4) units.

  12. Influence of different power outputs of erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser and acid etching on shear bond strengths of a dual-cure resin cement to enamel.

    PubMed

    Ba?aran, Emine Gnc; Ayna, Emrah; Ba?aran, Gven; Beydemir, Kksal

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine if the irradiation of enamel with laser of different output powers might be viable alternatives to acid etching for the bonding of resin luting agents. Seventy-seven maxillary central incisors, extracted for periodontal reasons, were used. The enamel was etched with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser operated at one of six power outputs (0.5 W, 0.75 W, 1 W, 1.5 W, 1.75 W and 2 W) or with 38% phosphoric acid. Seventy teeth were used for the bond strength experiments, and the remaining seven (one specimen for each group) were used for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine the topography and morphology of the treated enamel surface. The acid-etched group yielded the highest mean of shear bond strength (13.5 2.8 MPa). The means of the shear bond strength for the teeth irradiated at 0.5 W, 0.75 W, 1 W, 1.5 W , 1.75 W and 2 W laser were 3.28 2.4 MPa, 5.44 3.4 MPa, 8.8 4.5 MPa, 10.2 4.0 MPa, 11.4 4.8 MPa and 11.9 4.3 MPa, respectively. Laser irradiation at 1.5 W, 1.75 W and 2 W produced a type III acid-etched pattern similar to that produced by acid etching. No significant enamel surface etching was obtained by 0.5 W or 0.75 W laser irradiation. Irradiation at 0.5 W and 0.75 W produced a type V acid-etched pattern. We concluded that the mean shear bond strength and enamel surface etching obtained with Er,Cr:YSGG laser (operated at 1.5 W and 1.75 W for 15 s) is comparable to that obtained with acid etching. PMID:20016923

  13. Influence of erbium, chromium-doped: Yttrium scandium-gallium-garnet laser etching and traditional etching systems on depth of resin penetration in enamel: A confocal laser scanning electron microscope study

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    Vijayan, Vishal; Rajasigamani, K.; Karthik, K.; Maroli, Sasidharan; Chakkarayan, Jitesh; Haris, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study was performed to assess the resin tag length penetration in enamel surface after bonding of brackets to identify which system was most efficient. Methodology: Our study was based on a more robust confocal microscopy for visualizing the resin tags in enamel. Totally, 100 extracted human first and second premolars have been selected for this study and were randomly divided into ten groups of 10 teeth each. In Group 1, the buccal enamel surface was etched with 37% phosphoric acid (3M ESPE), Group 2 with 37% phosphoric (Ultradent). In Groups 5, 6, and 7, erbium, chromium-doped: Yttrium scandium-gallium-garnet (Er, Cr: YSGG) laser (Biolase) was used for etching the using following specifications: Group 5 (1.5 W/20 Hz, 15 s), Group 6 (2 W/10 Hz, 15 s), and Group 7 (2 W/20 Hz, 15 s). In Groups 8, 9, and 10, Er, Cr: YSGG laser (Biolase) using same specifications and additional to this step, conventional etching on the buccal enamel surface was etched with 37% (3M ESPE) after laser etching. In Groups 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 3M Unitek Transbond XT primer was mixed with Rhodamine B dye (Sigma-Aldrich, Germany) to etched surface and then cured for 20 s. In Group 2, Ultradents bonding agent was mixed with Rhodamine B. In Group 3, 3M Unitek Transbond PLUS, Monrovia, USA, which was mixed with Rhodamine B dye (Sigma-Aldrich, Germany). Group 4, with self-etching primer (Ultradent-Peak SE, USA) was mixed with Rhodamine B dye (Sigma-Aldrich, Germany). Later (3M Unitek, Transbond XT, Monrovia USA) [Figure 1] was used to bond the modified Begg brackets (T. P. Orthodontics) in Groups 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. In Groups 2, 4 Ultradent-Peak LC Bond was used to bond the modified brackets. After curing brackets were debonded, and enamel depth penetration was assessed using confocal laser scanning microscope. Results: Group J had a mean maximum depth of penetration of 100.876 μm, and Group D was the least having a maximum value of 44.254 μm. Conclusions: Laser alone groups had comparable depths of penetration to that of self-etching groups but much lower than conventional acid etched groups. PMID:26538930

  14. Highly luminescent garnets for magneto-optical photonic crystals

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    Grishin, A. M.; Khartsev, S. I.

    2009-09-01

    We compare luminescent properties of several Er-doped garnets as building blocks in all-garnet heteroepitaxial magneto-optical photonic crystals. Pulsed laser deposited La3Ga5O12, Gd3Ga5O12, Y3Fe5O12, and rf-magnetron sputtered Bi3Fe5O12 were chosen to host Er3+ ions on dodecahedral lattice sites. Er substituents with the concentration of 0.5 at. % (0.1 garnet formula units) do not decrease giant Faraday rotation in Bi2.9Er0.1Fe5O12 garnet; meanwhile providing intense room temperature C-band photoluminescence (PL). Fe3+ ion works as a sensitizer for Er resulting in fivefold PL enhancement in iron garnets compared to gallium ones. PL lifetime in gallium garnets is in millisecond range reaching almost 6 ms in Gd2.9Er0.1Ga5O12. We conclude Er substitution in gallium and iron garnet layers used both as Bragg mirrors and microcavities promises magneto-optical photonic crystals to become an active lasing medium.

  15. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2013-01-01

    Garnet has been used as a gemstone since the Bronze Age. However, garnet’s angular fractures, relatively high hardness and specific gravity, chemical inertness and nontoxicity make it ideal for many industrial applications. It is also free of crystalline silica and can be recycled.

  16. Industrial garnet

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    Olson, D.W.

    2007-01-01

    World production of industrial garnet was about 326 kt in 2006, with the U.S. producing about 11 percent of this total. U.S. consumption, imports, and exports were estimated at 74.3 kt, 52.3 kt, and 13.2 kt, respectively. The most important exporters are Australia, China, and India. Although demand is expected to rise over the next 5 years, prices are expected to remain low in the short term.

  17. Growth of high-quality nanometre-thick yittrium iron garnet by sputtering and their magnetic properties

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    Mitra, Arpita; Cespedes, Oscar; Ali, Mannan; Hickey, B. J.; University Of Regensburg Collaboration

    2015-03-01

    Observation of Spin Seebeck effect(SSE) in magnetic insulators has led to dramatic advances in spin currents research and its applications for thermo-spintronics devices. Here we report deposition of high quality nm-thick yittrium iron garnet(YIG) film on gadolinium gallium garnet(GGG) by RF magnetron sputtering. The morphology and magnetic properties of the films were studied by using AFM and SQUID VSM respectively. 10-60 nm thick films have surface roughness of 1-3,and (111) orientation. Our results show that magnetic properties of YIG depend strongly on thickness: magnetic moment has linear dependence at room temperature. The saturation magnetization and coercive field observed in thick films are 136 emu/cc and 0.50 Oe, respectively. Temperature dependence of magnetization of nm-thick YIG films has revealed an interesting result,which can be attributed to an additional magnetic phase at the YIG/GGG interface. The reduction in magnetization at low temperatures up to now has not been reported, but has significant relevance to the spin hall magnetoresistance(SMR) at low temperature.Our results on the temperature dependence of Gilbert damping factor of YIG and YIG/Pt films will lead to new physics, to understand its effect on spin mixing conductance and SMR in magnetic insulators

  18. Thin yttrium iron garnet films grown by pulsed laser deposition: Crystal structure, static, and dynamic magnetic properties

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    Sokolov, N. S.; Fedorov, V. V.; Korovin, A. M.; Suturin, S. M.; Baranov, D. A.; Gastev, S. V.; Krichevtsov, B. B.; Maksimova, K. Yu.; Grunin, A. I.; Bursian, V. E.; Lutsev, L. V.; Tabuchi, M.

    2016-01-01

    Pulsed laser deposition has been used to grow thin (10-84 nm) epitaxial layers of Yttrium Iron Garnet Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) on (111)-oriented Gadolinium Gallium Garnet substrates at different growth conditions. Atomic force microscopy showed flat surface morphology both on micrometer and nanometer scales. X-ray diffraction measurements revealed that the films are coherent with the substrate in the interface plane. The interplane distance in the [111] direction was found to be by 1.2% larger than expected for YIG stoichiometric pseudomorphic film indicating presence of rhombohedral distortion in this direction. Polar Kerr effect and ferromagnetic resonance measurements showed existence of additional magnetic anisotropy, which adds to the demagnetizing field to keep magnetization vector in the film plane. The origin of the magnetic anisotropy is related to the strain in YIG films observed by XRD. Magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements revealed important role of magnetization rotation during magnetization reversal. An unusual fine structure of microwave magnetic resonance spectra has been observed in the film grown at reduced (0.5 mTorr) oxygen pressure. Surface spin wave propagation has been demonstrated in the in-plane magnetized films.

  19. Nonreciprocity of spin waves in magnonic crystals created by surface acoustic waves in structures with yttrium iron garnet

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    Kryshtal, R. G.; Medved, A. V.

    2015-12-01

    Experimental results of investigations of nonreciprocity for surface magnetostatic spin waves (SMSW) in the magnonic crystal created by surface acoustic waves (SAW) in yttrium iron garnet films on a gallium gadolinium garnet substrate as without metallization and with aluminum films with different electrical conductivities (thicknesses) are presented. In structures without metallization, the frequency of magnonic gaps is dependent on mutual directions of propagation of the SAW and SMSW, showing nonreciprocal properties for SMSW in SAW - magnonic crystals even with the symmetrical dispersion characteristic. In metalized SAW - magnonic crystals the shift of the magnonic band gaps frequencies at the inversion of the biasing magnetic field was observed. The frequencies of magnonic band gaps as functions of SAW frequency are presented. Measured dependencies, showing the decrease of magnonic gaps frequency and the expansion of the magnonic band gap width with the decreasing of the metal film conductivity are given. Such nonreciprocal properties of the SAW - magnonic crystals are promising for signal processing in the GHz range.

  20. Investigation of crystal growth and color center of substituted garnet crystals

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    Lin, L.; Lehui, Z.; Zulun, W. ); Xiaotian, Q. )

    1989-08-01

    Synthetic substituted garnet crystals were grown as a new laser material by Czochralski technique. Color center might be formed under pumping light. The formation of color center and its absorption spectra were studied. Experiment shows that the formation of color center is mainly due to the gallium garnet host and there is no closer relation to the incorporated substitutes in the crystal.

  1. Band-Gap and Band-Edge Engineering of Multicomponent Garnet Scintillators from First Principles

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    Yadav, Satyesh K.; Uberuaga, Blas P.; Nikl, Martin; Jiang, Chao; Stanek, Christopher R.

    2015-11-01

    Complex doping schemes in R3 Al5 O12 (where R is the rare-earth element) garnet compounds have recently led to pronounced improvements in scintillator performance. Specifically, by admixing lutetium and yttrium aluminate garnets with gallium and gadolinium, the band gap is altered in a manner that facilitates the removal of deleterious electron trapping associated with cation antisite defects. Here, we expand upon this initial work to systematically investigate the effect of substitutional admixing on the energy levels of band edges. Density-functional theory and hybrid density-functional theory (HDFT) are used to survey potential admixing candidates that modify either the conduction-band minimum (CBM) or valence-band maximum (VBM). We consider two sets of compositions based on Lu3 B5O12 where B is Al, Ga, In, As, and Sb, and R3Al5 O12 , where R is Lu, Gd, Dy, and Er. We find that admixing with various R cations does not appreciably affect the band gap or band edges. In contrast, substituting Al with cations of dissimilar ionic radii has a profound impact on the band structure. We further show that certain dopants can be used to selectively modify only the CBM or the VBM. Specifically, Ga and In decrease the band gap by lowering the CBM, while As and Sb decrease the band gap by raising the VBM, the relative change in band gap is quantitatively validated by HDFT. These results demonstrate a powerful approach to quickly screen the impact of dopants on the electronic structure of scintillator compounds, identifying those dopants which alter the band edges in very specific ways to eliminate both electron and hole traps responsible for performance limitations. This approach should be broadly applicable for the optimization of electronic and optical performance for a wide range of compounds by tuning the VBM and CBM.

  2. Swift heavy ion-beam induced amorphization and recrystallization of yttrium iron garnet.

    PubMed

    Costantini, Jean-Marc; Miro, Sandrine; Beuneu, Franois; Toulemonde, Marcel

    2015-12-16

    Pure and (Ca and Si)-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12 or YIG) epitaxial layers and amorphous films on gadolinium gallium garnet (Gd3Ga5O12, or GGG) single crystal substrates were irradiated by 50 MeV (32)Si and 50 MeV (or 60 MeV) (63)Cu ions for electronic stopping powers larger than the threshold value (~4 MeV ?m(-1)) for amorphous track formation in YIG crystals. Conductivity data of crystalline samples in a broad ion fluence range (10(11)-10(16) cm(-2)) are modeled with a set of rate equations corresponding to the amorphization and recrystallization induced in ion tracks by electronic excitations. The data for amorphous layers confirm that a recrystallization process takes place above ~10(14) cm(-2). Cross sections for both processes deduced from this analysis are discussed in comparison to previous determinations with reference to the inelastic thermal-spike model of track formation. Micro-Raman spectroscopy was also used to follow the related structural modifications. Raman spectra show the progressive vanishing and randomization of crystal phonon modes in relation to the ion-induced damage. For crystalline samples irradiated at high fluences (?10(14) cm(-2)), only two prominent broad bands remain like for amorphous films, thereby reflecting the phonon density of states of the disordered solid, regardless of samples and irradiation conditions. The main band peaked at ~660?cm(-1) is assigned to vibration modes of randomized bonds in tetrahedral (FeO4) units. PMID:26580459

  3. Optical and magneto-optical behavior of Cerium Yttrium Iron Garnet thin films at wavelengths of 200-1770 nm.

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    Onbasli, Mehmet C; Beran, Lukáš; Zahradník, Martin; Kučera, Miroslav; Antoš, Roman; Mistrík, Jan; Dionne, Gerald F; Veis, Martin; Ross, Caroline A

    2016-01-01

    Magneto-optical cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Ce:YIG) thin films display Faraday and Kerr rotation (rotation of light polarisation upon transmission and reflection, respectively) as well as a nonreciprocal phase shift due to their non-zero off-diagonal permittivity tensor elements, and also possess low optical absorption in the near-infrared. These properties make Ce:YIG useful in providing nonreciprocal light propagation in integrated photonic circuits, which is essential for accomplishing energy-efficient photonic computation and data transport architectures. In this study, 80 nm-thick Ce:YIG films were grown on Gadolinium Gallium Garnet substrates with (100), (110) and (111) orientations using pulsed laser deposition. The films had bulk-like structural and magnetic quality. Faraday and Kerr spectroscopies along with spectroscopic ellipsometry were used to deduce the complete permittivity tensor of the films in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared spectral region, and the magneto-optical figure of merit as a function of wavelength was determined. The samples showed the highest IR Faraday rotation reported for thin films of Ce:YIG, which indicates the importance of this material in development of nonreciprocal photonic devices. PMID:27025269

  4. NUMEX GARNET PAPRIKA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    'NuMex Garnet' is an open-pollinated, high extractable color, low pungency, paprika-type chile pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). The high extractable color, high percent dry matter, and low pungency of 'NuMex Garnet' makes this cultivar particularly suited for pigment extraction. 'NuMex Garnet' originat...

  5. Gallium complexes and solvent extraction of gallium

    SciTech Connect

    Coleman, J.P.; Graham, C.R.; Monzyk, B.F.

    1988-05-03

    This patent describes a process for recovering gallium from aqueous solutions containing gallium which comprises contacting such a solution with an organic solvent containing at least 2% by weight of a water-insoluble N-organo hydroxamic acid having at least about 8 carbon atoms to extract gallium, and separating the gallium loaded organic solvent phase from the aqueous phase.

  6. Gadolinium photoionization process

    DOEpatents

    Paisner, J.A.; Comaskey, B.J.; Haynam, C.A.; Eggert, J.H.

    1993-04-13

    A method is provided for selective photoionization of the odd-numbered atomic mass gadolinium isotopes 155 and 157. The selective photoionization is accomplished by circular or linear parallel polarized laser beam energy effecting a three-step photoionization pathway.

  7. Gadolinium photoionization process

    DOEpatents

    Paisner, Jeffrey A. (San Ramon, CA); Comaskey, Brian J. (Stockton, CA); Haynam, Christopher A. (Pleasanton, CA); Eggert, Jon H. (Pleasanton, CA)

    1993-01-01

    A method is provided for selective photoionization of the odd-numbered atomic mass gadolinium isotopes 155 and 157. The selective photoionization is accomplished by circular or linear parallel polarized laser beam energy effecting a three-step photoionization pathway.

  8. Rare-Earth Garnets and Perovskites for Space-Based ADR Cooling at High T and Low H

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    King, T. T.; Rowlett, B. A.; Ramirez, R. A.; Shirron, P. J.; Canavan, E. R.; DiPirro, M. J.; Panek, J. S.; Tuttle, J. G.; Shull, R. D.; Fry, R. A.; Brodeur, Stephen J. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Future NASA satellite detector systems must be cooled to the 0.1 K temperature range to meet the stringent energy resolution and sensitivity requirements demanded by mid-term astronomy missions. The development of adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration (ADR) materials that can efficiently cool from the passive radiative cooling limit of approx. 30 K down to sub-Kelvin under low magnetic fields (H less than or equal to 3 T) would represent a significant improvement in space-based cooling technology. Governed by these engineering goals, our efforts have focused on quantifying the change in magnetic entropy of rare-earth garnets and perovskites. Various compositions within the gadolinium gallium iron garnet solid solution series (GGIG, Gd3Ga(5-x)Fe(x)O12, 0.00 less than or equal to X less than or equal to 5.00) and gadolinium aluminum perovskite (GAP, GdAlO3) have been synthesized via an organometallic complex approach and confirmed with powder x-ray diffraction. The magnetization of the GGIG and GAP materials has been measured as a function of composition (0.00 less than or equal to X less than or equal to 5.00), temperature (2 K less than or equal to T less than or equal to 30 K) and applied magnetic field (0 T less than or equal to H less than or equal to 3 T). The magnetic entropy change (DeltaS(sub mag)) between 0 T and 3 T was determined from the magnetization data. In the GGIG system, DeltaS(sub mag) was compositionally dependent; Fe(sup 3+) additions up to X less than or equal to 2.44 increased DeltaS(sub mag) at T > 5 K. For GAP, DeltaS(sub mag) was similar to that of GGIG, X = 0.00, both in terms of magnitude and temperature dependence at T > 10 K. However, the DeltaS(sub mag) of GAP at T < 10 K was less than the endmember GGIG composition, X = 0.00, and exhibited maximum approx. 5 K.

  9. Nonlinear effects in magnetic garnet films and nonreciprocal optical Bloch oscillations in waveguide arrays

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    Kumar, Pradeep

    This dissertation presents detailed experimental and theoretical investigations of nonlinear and nonreciprocal effects in magnetic garnet films. The dissertation thus comprises two major sections. The first section concentrates on the study of a new class of nonlinear magneto-optic thin film materials possessing strong higher order magnetic susceptibility for nonlinear optical applications. The focus was on enlarging the nonlinear performance of ferrite garnet films by strain generation and compositional gradients in the sputter-deposition growth of these films. Under this project several bismuth-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Bi,Y)3(Fe,Ga)5O12 (acronym as Bi:YIG) films have been sputter-deposited over gadolinium gallium garnet (Gd 3Ga5O12) substrates and characterized for their nonlinear optical response. One of the important findings of this work is that lattice mismatch strain drives the second harmonic (SH) signal in the Bi:YIG films, in agreement with theoretical predictions; whereas micro-strain was found not to correlate significantly with SH signal at the micro-strain levels present in these films. This study also elaborates on the role of the film's constitutive elements and their concentration gradients in nonlinear response of the films. Ultrahigh sensitivity delivered by second harmonic generation provides a new exciting tool for studying magnetized surfaces and buried interfaces, making this work important from both a fundamental and application point of view. The second part of the dissertation addresses an important technological need; namely the development of an on-chip optical isolator for use in photonic integrated circuits. It is based on two related novel effects, nonreciprocal and unidirectional optical Bloch oscillations (BOs), recently proposed and developed by Professor Miguel Levy and myself. This dissertation work has established a comprehensive theoretical background for the implementation of these effects in magneto-optic waveguide arrays. The model systems we developed consist of photonic lattices in the form of one-dimensional waveguide arrays where an optical force is introduced into the array through geometrical design turning the beam sideways. Laterally displaced photons are periodically returned to a central guide by photonic crystal action. The effect leads to a novel oscillatory optical phenomenon that can be magnetically controlled and rendered unidirectional. An on-chip optical isolator was designed based on the unidirectionality of the magneto-opticBloch oscillatory motion. The proposed device delivers an isolation ratio as high as 36 dB that remains above 30 dB in a 0.7 nm wavelength bandwidth, at the telecommunication wavelength 1.55 mum. Slight modifications in isolator design allow one to achieve an even more impressive isolation ratio ~ 55 dB, but at the expense of smaller bandwidth. Moreover, the device allows multifunctionality, such as optical switching with a simultaneous isolation function, well suited for photonic integrated circuits.

  10. Gadolinium-Induced Fibrosis.

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    Todd, Derrick J; Kay, Jonathan

    2016-01-14

    Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), once believed to be safe for patients with renal disease, have been strongly associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a severe systemic fibrosing disorder that predominantly afflicts individuals with advanced renal dysfunction. We provide a historical perspective on the appearance and disappearance of NSF, including its initial recognition as a discrete clinical entity, its association with GBCA exposure, and the data supporting a causative relationship between GBCA exposure and NSF. On the basis of this body of evidence, we propose that the name gadolinium-induced fibrosis (GIF) more accurately reflects the totality of knowledge regarding this disease. Use of high-risk GBCAs, such as formulated gadodiamide, should be avoided in patients with renal disease. Restriction of GBCA use in this population has almost completely eradicated new cases of this debilitating condition. Emerging antifibrotic therapies may be useful for patients who suffer from GIF. PMID:26768242

  11. Hydroxyl in garnets from Garnet Ridge, northern Arizona

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    Ogasawara, Y.; Sakamaki, K.; Koga, I.

    2012-12-01

    Various kinds of garnets and garnet-bearing rocks occur in Garnet Ridge, northern Arizona. These garnets have diverse origins such as mantle peridotite, subducted oceanic slab and crustal level metasomatic products (Koga & Ogasawara, 2012, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract). A typical garnet from Garnet Ridge, called "Navajo Ruby" is Cr-bearing pyrope-rich garnet that could be of the mantle peridotite origin, and another interesting garnet occurs in eclogite xenoliths of subducted slab origin, probably of Farallon plate origin (Usui et al., 2003). To understand the water behavior underneath the Colorado Plateau, we measured micro FT-IR spectra for several kinds of garnets from Garnet Ridge. The samples for micro FT-IR analyses are thick sections (50 - 500 micrometer in thickness). The size of analyzed areas is 50 x 50 ?m square. We detected significant amounts of OH in "Navajo Ruby" garnets and in other types of garnets; however, OH in the garnet in eclogite xenolith was negligible or below detection limit. The peridotitic garnets (up to 2 cm across) look purplish to red brownish and are rich in pyrope component (up to 78 mol%) with significant amounts of Cr2O3 (up to 5.9 wt%) without chemical zonation. The inclusions of olivine, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene and apatite were confirmed by laser Raman spectroscopy. The representative FT-IR absorption spectra of this type garnet are: 1) grain A (Pyp52 Alm29 Sps1 Grs14 And2 Uv2) shows two very strong IR absorption bands by OH centered at 3575 and 3660 cm-1, 2) grain B (Pyp63 Alm14 Sps0 Grs12 And1 Uv10) shows a very strong IR absorption at 3575 cm-1, and 3) grain C (Pyp62 Alm20 Sps1 Grs12 And0 Uv5) did not show IR absorption by OH. No heterogeneity of IR absorption by OH was detected in a single grain. The garnets in eclogite xenolith show clear prograde chemical zonation; core (Pyp6 Alm54 Sps1 Grs34 And5 Uv0) to rim (Pyp21 Alm64 Sps2 Grs15 And1 Uv0). The well developed rim of this garnet has no IR absorption band by OH although very weak IR absorption band was detected in the core. Judging from our micro FT-IR spectra, OH content of eclogitic garnet is very low or below the detection limit. We also measured IR spectra of other garnets. Garnet megacrysts (up to 8 cm in diameter) and garnet aggregates are plotted at almost center of Grs-Alm-Pyp triangle, and their IR spectra (the representative grain: Pyp41 Alm28 Sps1 Grs30 And1 Uv0) show two very strong IR absorption bands of OH at 3565 and 3680 cm-1. In a strange rock like skarn, a metasomatic product at crustal level, the garnet (Pyp2 Alm35 Sps1 Grs56 And5 Uv0) has very strong IR absorption bands at 3563, 3590 and 3638 cm-1. Significant amounts of OH in the peridotitic garnets, "Navajo Ruby" suggest that the pyrope-rich garnet was a water reservoir in the mantle peridotites and no other phase could store water. On the other hand, in the eclogites subducted underneath the Colorado Plateau, omphacite could play a role of a water reservoir instead of garnet. References: Koga, I., Ogasawara, Y. (2012) AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, V052. Usui, T., Nakamura, E., Kobayashi, K. Maruyama, S., Helmstaedt, H. (2003) Geology, 31, 589-592.

  12. Investigations in gallium removal

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    Philip, C.V.; Pitt, W.W.; Beard, C.A.

    1997-11-01

    Gallium present in weapons plutonium must be removed before it can be used for the production of mixed-oxide (MOX) nuclear reactor fuel. The main goal of the preliminary studies conducted at Texas A and M University was to assist in the development of a thermal process to remove gallium from a gallium oxide/plutonium oxide matrix. This effort is being conducted in close consultation with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) personnel involved in the development of this process for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Simple experiments were performed on gallium oxide, and cerium-oxide/gallium-oxide mixtures, heated to temperatures ranging from 700--900 C in a reducing environment, and a method for collecting the gallium vapors under these conditions was demonstrated.

  13. Mineral of the month: garnet

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    Olson, Donald

    2005-01-01

    Garnet is the general name given to a group of complex silicate minerals, all with isometric crystal structure, similar properties and chemical compositions. Garnet occurs in every color of the spectrum except blue, but it is most commonly red, purple, brown and green. Garnet necklaces dating from the Bronze Age have been found in graves and also among the ornaments adorning the oldest Egyptian mummies.

  14. Bulk cubic gallium nitride

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    Purdy, A.P.

    1999-01-01

    Bulk cubic gallium nitride is made by charging into a reaction vessel to a fill of 25--95% having a temperature difference between its ends of at least 1 deg C a gallium precursor, sufficient amount of an acid mineralizer to form product zinc blende gallium nitride, and sufficient amount of ammonia to at least solubilize the precursor; sealing the reaction vessel; heating contents of the reaction vessel to at least 150 deg C while autogenously pressurizing contents of the reaction vessel to at least 500 psi for a duration sufficient to form the product zinc blende gallium nitride; cooling contents of the reaction vessel; and removing from the reaction vessel the product zinc blende gallium nitride.

  15. Preventing Supercooling Of Gallium

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    Massucco, Arthur A.; Wenghoefer, Hans M.; Wilkins, Ronnie

    1994-01-01

    Principle of heterogeneous nucleation exploited to prevent gallium from supercooling, enabling its use as heat-storage material that crystallizes reproducibly at its freezing or melting temperature of 29 to 30 degrees C. In original intended application, gallium used as heat-storage material in gloves of space suits. Terrestrial application lies in preparation of freezing-temperature reference samples for laboratories. Principle of heterogeneous nucleation also exploited similarly in heat pipes filled with sodium.

  16. Garnets and garnet films: Production and applications. (Latest citations from the US Patent database). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    The bibliography contains citations of selected patents concerning garnet and garnet film fabrication techniques and processes. Polishing and etching of single crystal garnets are described. Applications are discussed, including use of garnets and garnet films in lighting, visual display systems, magnetooptics, superconductors, lasers, bubble memory devices, jewelry, and electronic components. Epitaxial growth of garnets is discussed in a related bibliography. (Contains a minimum of 107 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  17. Crystal Chemistry of Melanite Garnet

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    Nguyen, Dawn Marie

    1999-01-01

    This original project resulted in a detailed crystal chemical data map of a titanium rich garnet (melanite) suite that originates from the Crowsnest Volcanics of Alberta Canada. Garnet is typically present during the partial melting of the earth's mantle to produce basalt. Prior studies conducted at Youngstown State University have yielded questions as to the crystal structure of the melanite. In the Studies conducted at Youngstown State University, through the use of single crystal x-ray diffraction, the c-axis appears to be distorted creating a tetragonal crystal instead of the typical cubic crystal of garnets. The micro probe was used on the same suite of titanium rich garnets as used in the single crystal x-ray diffraction. The combination of the single crystal x-ray research and the detailed microprobe research will allow us to determine the exact crystal chemical structure of the melanite garnet. The crystal chemical data was gathered through the utilization of the SX100 Electron Probe Micro Analyzer. Determination of the exact chemical nature may prove useful in modeling the ultramafic source rock responsible for the formation of the titanium rich lunar basalts.

  18. Strained gallium nitride nanowires

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    Seo, Hee Won; Bae, Seung Yong; Park, Jeunghee; Yang, Hyunik; Park, Kwang Soo; Kim, Sangsig

    2002-06-01

    Gallium nitride nanowires were synthesized on silicon substrates by chemical vapor deposition using the reaction of gallium and gallium nitride mixture with ammonia. Iron nanoparticles were used as catalysts. The diameter of nanowires is uniform as 25 nm and the lengths are 20-40 ?m. The nanowires have single crystalline wurtzite structure with a few stacking faults. A careful examination into x-ray diffraction and Raman scattering data revealed that the separations of the neighboring lattice planes along the growth direction are shorter than those of bulk gallium nitride. The nanowires would experience biaxial compressive stresses in the inward radial direction and the induced tensile uniaxial stresses in the growth direction. The shifts of the band gap due to the stresses have been estimated using the experimental data, showing that the reduction of the band gap due to the tensile stresses can occur more significantly than the increase due to the compressive stresses. The temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) of the nanowires exhibit a strong broad band in the energy range of 2.9-3.6 eV. The PL could originate from the recombination of bound excitons. The strong room-temperature PL would be in line with the existence of strains inside the nanowires. The peak appears at the lower energy than that of the epilayer, which is consistent with the decrease of the band gap predicted from the x-ray diffraction and Raman data. The various strengths of stress may result in the widely distributed PL energy position.

  19. Garnet Random-Access Memory

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    Katti, Romney R.

    1995-01-01

    Random-access memory (RAM) devices of proposed type exploit magneto-optical properties of magnetic garnets exhibiting perpendicular anisotropy. Magnetic writing and optical readout used. Provides nonvolatile storage and resists damage by ionizing radiation. Because of basic architecture and pinout requirements, most likely useful as small-capacity memory devices.

  20. New perspective in garnet phosphor: low temperature synthesis, nanostructures, and observation of multimodal luminescence.

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    Mishra, Kavita; Singh, Sunil Kumar; Singh, Akhilesh Kumar; Rai, Monika; Gupta, Bipin Kumar; Rai, Shyam Bahadur

    2014-09-15

    Herein, we report a new concept for garnet materials in terms of the synthesis of nanocrystalline structure at low temperatures and its multimodal luminescence processes. Terbium- and ytterbium-ion-codoped yttrium gallium garnet nanophosphors have been synthesized via solution combustion technique; nearly pure phase nanophosphor samples were obtained. The synthesized nanophosphor shows efficient multimodal upconversion (UC), downshifting (DS), and quantum cutting (QC)/downconversion (DC) luminescence, which is a new paradigm in garnet material. The garnet nanophosphor shows strong green emission through DS and UC processes both. Furthermore, cooperative energy transfer (CET) has been described in detail, and a possible mechanism for the QC process is also proposed. A UV/blue photon absorbed by Tb(3+) ion splits into two near-infrared photons (wavelength range 900-1040 nm), emitted by a Yb(3+) ion pair, with an efficiency of more than 100%. The Yb(3+) concentration dependent ET from Tb(3+) to Yb(3+) has been verified using time domain analysis. An ET efficiency as high as 28% and a corresponding QC efficiency of about 128% (for 15 mol % of Yb(3+) concentration) have been attained. Such a multimode emitting nanophosphor could be very useful in display devices and for enhancing the conversion efficiency of next generation solar cells via spectral modification etc. PMID:25162917

  1. GADOLINIUM SOLUBILITY AND VOLATILITY DURING DWPF PROCESSING

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    Reboul, S

    2008-01-30

    Understanding of gadolinium behavior, as it relates to potential neutron poisoning applications at the DWPF, has increased over the past several years as process specific data have been generated. Of primary importance are phenomena related to gadolinium solubility and volatility, which introduce the potential for gadolinium to be separated from fissile materials during Chemical Process Cell (CPC) and Melter operations. Existing data indicate that gadolinium solubilities under moderately low pH conditions can vary over several orders of magnitude, depending on the quantities of other constituents that are present. With respect to sludge batching processes, the gadolinium solubility appears to be highly affected by iron. In cases where the mass ratio of Fe:Gd is 300 or more, the gadolinium solubility has been observed to be low, one milligram per liter or less. In contrast, when the ratio of Fe:Gd is 20 or less, the gadolinium solubility has been found to be relatively high, several thousands of milligrams per liter. For gadolinium to serve as an effective neutron poison in CPC operations, the solubility needs to be limited to approximately 100 mg/L. Unfortunately, the Fe:Gd ratio that corresponds to this solubility limit has not been identified. Existing data suggest gadolinium and plutonium are not volatile during melter operations. However, the data are subject to inherent uncertainties preventing definitive conclusions on this matter. In order to determine if gadolinium offers a practical means of poisoning waste in DWPF operations, generation of additional data is recommended. This includes: Gd solubility testing under conditions where the Fe:Gd ratio varies from 50 to 150; and Gd and Pu volatility studies tailored to quantifying high temperature partitioning. Additional tests focusing on crystal aging of Gd/Pu precipitates should be pursued if receipt of gadolinium-poisoned waste into the Tank Farm becomes routine.

  2. Gallium scans in Paget's sarcoma

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    Yeh, S.D.; Rosen, G.; Benua, R.S.

    1982-12-01

    Bone and gallium scans were performed in twelve patients with Paget's sarcoma. Most of these patients had polyostotic Paget's disease. The lesions with sarcomatous changes were usually associated with less /sup 99m/Tc MDP uptake as compared with Pagetoid bone which was not sarcomatous. Gallium uptake in the tumor area was proportionally higher than the MDP uptake and appeared quite irregular. Follow-up scans were available in a limited number of patients. Temporary response to chemotherapy was reflected by the decreased gallium uptake in the tumor area. Gallium scans appear to be useful in confirming the diagnosis of Paget's sarcoma and may be valuable in monitoring therapeutic response.

  3. Gadolinium Deposition in Humans: When Did We Learn That Gadolinium Was Deposited In Vivo?

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    Huckle, James E; Altun, Ersan; Jay, Michael; Semelka, Richard C

    2016-04-01

    Recently, there have been numerous major peer-reviewed publications reporting deposition of gadolinium in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus in subjects with normal renal function. This review takes a retrospective look back through the development of gadolinium-based contrast agents to describe the historical evidence of gadolinium deposition in vivo and shows that deposition in the basal ganglia should come as no surprise. Evidence for gadolinium deposition in both animal models and human patients is described. Stability differences among gadolinium contrast agents have long been recognized in vitro, and deposition of gadolinium in tissues has been described in animal models since at least 1984. The first major study that showed deposition in humans appeared in 1998 regarding patients with renal failure and in 2004 in patients with normal renal function. The historical literature indicates that gadolinium retention in healthy patients is occurring, although the clinical consequences of deposition remain unknown. PMID:26588463

  4. Metals Fact Sheet: Gadolinium GD

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    1992-10-01

    Gadolinium is a silvery-white, malleable, ductile metallic element used to improve the high-temperature characteristics of iron, chromium, and related metallic alloys. It was named after the French chemist, Gadolin, discoverer of yttrium. This article discusses sources of the element, the world supply and demand, and also a number of applications. With the largest thermal neutron absorption cross section of any element, one of these applications is as a burnable poison in reactors and as neutron absorbers in other nuclear devices.

  5. Gallium interactions with Zircaloy

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    Woods, A.L.; West, M.K.

    1999-01-01

    This study focuses on the effects of gallium ion implantation into zircaloy cladding material to investigate the effects that gallium may have in a reactor. High fluence ion implantation of Ga ions was conducted on heated Zircaloy-4 in the range of 10{sup 16}--10{sup 18} Ga ions/cm2. Surface effects were studied using SEM and electron microprobe analysis. The depth profile of Ga in the Zircaloy was characterized with Rutherford backscattering and SIMS techniques. Results indicate that the Zirc-4 is little affected up to a fluence of 10{sup 17} Ga ions/cm{sup 2}. After implantation of 10{sup 18} Ga ions/cm{sup 2}, sub-grain features on the order of 2 {micro}m were observed which may be due to intermetallic compound formation between Ga and Zr. For the highest fluence implant, Ga content in the Zirc-4 reached a saturation value of between 30 and 40 atomic %; significant enhanced diffusion was observed but gallium was not seen to concentrate at grain boundaries.

  6. Oxidative dissolution of gallium arsenide and separation of gallium from arsenic

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    Coleman, J.P.; Monzyk, B.F.

    1988-07-26

    The method of dissociating gallium arsenide into a gallium-containing component and an arsenic-containing component, is described which comprises contacting the gallium arsenide with an oxidizing agent and a liquid comprising hydroxamic acid to convert the gallium to a gallium-hydroxamic acid complex and to oxidize the arsenic to a positive valence state.

  7. Gallium--A smart metal

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    Foley, Nora; Jaskula, Brian

    2013-01-01

    Gallium is a soft, silvery metallic element with an atomic number of 31 and the chemical symbol Ga. The French chemist Paul-Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran discovered gallium in sphalerite (a zinc-sulfide mineral) in 1875 using spectroscopy. He named the element "gallia" after his native land of France (formerly Gaul; in Latin, Gallia). The existence of gallium had been predicted in 1871 by Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian chemist who published the first periodic table of the elements. Mendeleev noted a gap in his table and named the missing element "eka-aluminum" because he determined that its location was one place away from aluminum in the table. Mendeleev thought that the missing element (gallium) would be very much like aluminum in its chemical properties, and he was right. Solid gallium has a low melting temperature (~29 degrees Celsius, or C) and an unusually high boiling point (~2,204 C). Because of these properties, the earliest uses of gallium were in high-temperature thermometers and in designing metal alloys that melt easily. The development of a gallium-based direct band-gap semiconductor in the 1960s led to what is now one of the most well-known applications for gallium-based products--the manufacture of smartphones and data-centric networks.

  8. Toxicity of Gadolinium to Some Aquatic Microbes

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    Wilde, E.W.

    2001-01-24

    The toxicity of gadolinium to algae and bacteria was determined as part of an effort to develop a biological process to purify drums containing spent nuclear reactor heavy water moderator (D2O). This water was contaminated with high concentrations of gadolinium nitrate, a chemical used as a neutron poison during former nuclear reactor operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, SC. Nuclear reactors were operated for approximately 30 years at the SRS to produce nuclear weapons materials for national defense. Throughout this period, a heavy water solution of gadolinium nitrate was utilized in a standby emergency shutdown system that could inject this chemical into the reactor moderator coolant water. The chemical was used for this purpose because the high neutron absorption cross sections of some gadolinium isotopes make gadolinium salts such as GdNO3 effective in controlling nuclear activity in aqueous systems (Gilbert et al. 1985; Rodenas et al. 1990). The use of this practice resulted in a large inventory of this degraded heavy water containing gadolinium nitrate. Microbiological and chemical studies were initiated to evaluate the potential use of bacteria and algae for water purification of the drums. Since metals are often toxic to microbes when present at concentrations substantially higher than natural environmental levels, it was hypothesized that Gd may be toxic to selected microorganisms (algae and bacteria) at the very high concentrations (average 80,000 mg/L, maximum 259,000 mg/L) present in most of the drums. Two principal components of the study included: (1) chemical and microbiological characterization of representative drums, and (2) an evaluation of the toxicity of gadolinium to selected species of algae. In addition to wastewater from nuclear production reactor operations, gadolinium waste is also generated from medical applications, especially MRI, and various electronic components including CD disks. Despite growing and widespread usage of this rare element, there is a paucity of information on the toxicity of gadolinium.

  9. Gallium nitride nanotube lasers

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    Li, Changyi; Liu, Sheng; Hurtado, Antonio; Wright, Jeremy Benjamin; Xu, Huiwen; Luk, Ting Shan; Figiel, Jeffrey J.; Brener, Igal; Brueck, Steven R. J.; Wang, George T.

    2015-01-01

    Lasing is demonstrated from gallium nitride nanotubes fabricated using a two-step top-down technique. By optically pumping, we observed characteristics of lasing: a clear threshold, a narrow spectral, and guided emission from the nanotubes. In addition, annular lasing emission from the GaN nanotube is also observed, indicating that cross-sectional shape control can be employed to manipulate the properties of nanolasers. The nanotube lasers could be of interest for optical nanofluidic applications or application benefitting from a hollow beam shape.

  10. Gallium Arsenide Domino Circuit

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    Yang, Long; Long, Stephen I.

    1990-01-01

    Advantages include reduced power and high speed. Experimental gallium arsenide field-effect-transistor (FET) domino circuit replicated in large numbers for use in dynamic-logic systems. Name of circuit denotes mode of operation, which logic signals propagate from each stage to next when successive stages operated at slightly staggered clock cycles, in manner reminiscent of dominoes falling in a row. Building block of domino circuit includes input, inverter, and level-shifting substages. Combinational logic executed in input substage. During low half of clock cycle, result of logic operation transmitted to following stage.

  11. Gallium phosphide energy converters

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    Sims, P. E.; DiNetta, Louis C.; DuganCavanagh, K.; Goetz, M. A.

    1996-01-01

    Betavoltaic power supplies based on gallium phosphide can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. Results are presented for GaP devices powered by Ni-63 and tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp -17) A/cm(exp 2) have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. A small demonstration system has been assembled that generates and stores enough electricity to light up an LED.

  12. Electrospun Gallium Nitride Nanofibers

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    Melendez, Anamaris; Morales, Kristle; Ramos, Idalia; Campo, Eva; Santiago, Jorge J.

    2009-04-19

    The high thermal conductivity and wide bandgap of gallium nitride (GaN) are desirable characteristics in optoelectronics and sensing applications. In comparison to thin films and powders, in the nanofiber morphology the sensitivity of GaN is expected to increase as the exposed area (proportional to the length) increases. In this work we present electrospinning as a novel technique in the fabrication of GaN nanofibers. Electrospinning, invented in the 1930s, is a simple, inexpensive, and rapid technique to produce microscopically long ultrafine fibers. GaN nanofibers are produced using gallium nitrate and dimethyl-acetamide as precursors. After electrospinning, thermal decomposition under an inert atmosphere is used to pyrolyze the polymer. To complete the preparation, the nanofibers are sintered in a tube furnace under a NH{sub 3} flow. Both scanning electron microscopy and profilometry show that the process produces continuous and uniform fibers with diameters ranging from 20 to a few hundred nanometers, and lengths of up to a few centimeters. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis shows the development of GaN nanofibers with hexagonal wurtzite structure. Future work includes additional characterization using transmission electron microscopy and XRD to understand the role of precursors and nitridation in nanofiber synthesis, and the use of single nanofibers for the construction of optical and gas sensing devices.

  13. Magnetic and electronic properties of nanocrystalline Gd{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} garnet

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    Lassri, H.; Hlil, E.K.; Prasad, S.; Krishnan, R.

    2011-12-15

    The Gd{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} nanocrystalline Gadolinium Iron Garnet (GdIG) obtained from a sintered block was milled in a high energy ball mill. We measured the magnetization at 5 K under applied fields up to 12 T. We report here our study of approach to saturation magnetization. The results have been interpreted within the framework of random anisotropy model. From an analysis of the approach to saturation magnetization some fundamental parameters have been extracted. We have determined the anisotropy field H{sub r} and the local magnetic anisotropy constant K{sub L}. In addition, first-principles spin-density functional calculations, using the Full potential Linear Augmented Plane Waves (FLAPW) method are performed to investigate electronic and magnetic structures. All computed parameters are discussed and compared to available experimental data. - Graphical abstract: Random anisotropy fields, random anisotropy constant, substantial interstitial magnetism as well as magnetic quadrupolar feature on oxygen are determined from magnetization, theoretical random magnetic anisotropy model and FLAPW calculations in nanocrystalline Gadolinium Iron Garnet (GdIG). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanocrystalline Gadolinium Iron Garnet (GdIG) prepared by a high energy ball mill. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Random magnetic anisotropy model developed for amorphous is used for Nanocrystalline GdIG. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Random anisotropy fields and random anisotropy constant are determined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer FLAPW calculations performed to investigate both magnetic and electronic structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Substantial interstitial magnetism and magnetic quadrupolar feature on oxygen are revealed.

  14. Gallium-positive tumor thrombus

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    Wenzel, D.J.

    1984-01-01

    A case is presented in which both a clear cell renal tumor and its accurate intravenous propagation were preoperatively depicted by combined information from tomographic gallium imaging and CT scanning.

  15. Chemical properties of Garnets from Garnet Ridge, Navajo volcanic field in the Colorado Plateau

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    Koga, I.; Ogasawara, Y.

    2012-12-01

    Significant amounts of garnet crystals have derived from kimberlitic diatremes at Garnet Ridge in northern Arizona. These garnets are chemically diverse and their origins have been still controversial. The diatremes at Garnet Ridge were dated at 30Ma (Smith et al., 2004). Coesite-bearing lawsonite eclogite reported by Usui et al., (2003) is important evidence for subduction of the Fallaron Plate below the Colorado plateau. This study characterized various kinds of garnets with several origins by petrographical observations and electron microprobe analyses (JXA-8900 WDS mode and JXA-733 EDS mode). On the basis of the chemical compositions and other features, the garnets were classified into the following 8 groups (A to H). Inclusions and exsolved phases were identified by laser Raman spectroscopy. (A) Garnet crystals (5-8 mm) with purple color are called ''Navajo Ruby''. A significant amount of Cr2O3 is a typical feature (up to ~5.9 wt. %). These garnet were rich in pyrope (66-78 mol. %). Olivine, Cpx, and exsolved lamellae of rutile were contained. (B) Reddish brown garnets were Pyp-rich (60-75 mol. %), and contained a minor amount of Cr2O3 (less than ~1 wt. %). The inclusions were rod-shaped rutile , Cpx, Opx, zircon, olivine and exsolved lamellae of apatite. (C) Garnet megacrysts (8-12 cm) were plotted near the center of Prp-Alm-Grs triangle (Pyp30-35 Alm28-33 Grs29-35). Exsolved apatite lamellae were confirmed. (D) Some of reddish brown garnets were plotted on same area as the Type-C. (E) Garnets in eclogite have Alm-rich composition (Pyp6-22 Alm52-65 Grs16-42). They clearly showed prograde chemical zonation; MgO: 1.4 to 5.4 wt. %, CaO: 14.0 to 5.6 wt. % both from core to rim. (F) Garnets in altered or metasomatized eclogite had a wide range of chemical composition (Pyp7-38 Alm52-69 Grs4-31) with similar prograde zonation. The cores were plotted near the rim of Type-E garnet. (G) Garnets in unidentified rock (strongly altered) had Alm-rich composition near Alm-Prp join. Euhedral quartz and zircon were included in the garnet. (H) Garnets in skarn-like rock of metasomatism origin at crustal level were plotted on Alm-Grs join and have no Prp component. Titanite, zoisite and fluid inclusion were identified in this garnet. Among the garnets described above, one of the typical garnets from Garnet Ridge is Cr-bearing Pyp-rich garnet, "Navajo Ruby", of peridotite origin at great depths, and another typical one is garnet in eclogite probably of subducted Farallon Plate origin. These two rocks having strong contrast each other were mixed underneath the Colorado Plateau. The chemical characteristics and petrographical features of the garnets from Garnet Ridge will give us very important information on complex petrochemical processes and related environments underneath the Colorado Plateau. Acknowledgements: The authors are grateful to Mrs. Pauline Deswudt who sold us various kinds of garnet grains and their host rocks for the present study. References: D. Smith, James N. Connelly, Kathryn Manser, Desmond E. Moser, Todd B. Housh, Fred W. McDowell, and Lawrence E. Mack., Vol. 5, Number 4. (2004) Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Usui, T., Nakamura, E., Kobayashi, K., Maruyama, S. and Helmstaedt, H. (2003) Geology, 31.

  16. Gallium Safety in the Laboratory

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    Lee C. Cadwallader

    2003-06-01

    A university laboratory experiment for the US Department of Energy magnetic fusion research program required a simulant for liquid lithium. The simulant choices were narrowed to liquid gallium and galinstan (Ga-In-Sn) alloy. Safety information on liquid gallium and galinstan were compiled, and the choice was made to use galinstan. A laboratory safety walkthrough was performed in the fall of 2002 to support the galinstan experiment. The experiment has been operating successfully since early 2002.

  17. Gallium Safety in the Laboratory

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    Cadwallader, L.C.

    2003-05-07

    A university laboratory experiment for the US Department of Energy magnetic fusion research program required a simulant for liquid lithium. The simulant choices were narrowed to liquid gallium and galinstan (Ga-In-Sn) alloy. Safety information on liquid gallium and galinstan were compiled, and the choice was made to use galinstan. A laboratory safety walkthrough was performed in the fall of 2002 to support the galinstan experiment. The experiment has been operating successfully since early 2002.

  18. Raman spectroscopy of garnet-group minerals

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    Mingsheng, P.; Mao, Ho-kwang; Dien, L.; Chao, E.C.T.

    1994-01-01

    The Raman spectra of the natural end members of the garnet-group minerals, which include pyrope, almandine and spessarite of Fe-Al garnet series and grossularite, andradite and uvarovite of Ca-Fe garnet series, have been studied. Measured Raman spectra of these minerals are reasonably and qualitatively assigned to the internal modes, translational and rotatory modes of SiO4 tetrahedra, as well as the translational motion of bivalent cations in the X site. The stretch and rotatory Alg modes for the Fe-Al garnet series show obvious Raman shifts as compared with those for the Ca-Fe garnet series, owing to the cations residing in the X site connected with SiO4 tetrahedra by sharing the two edges. The Raman shifts of all members within either of the series are attributed mainly to the properties of cations in the X site for the Fe-Al garnet series and in the Y site for the Ca-Fe garnet series. ?? 1994 Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  19. Clash of garnets - Mechanical interaction of porphyroblasts

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    Bender, Hagen; Huet, Benjamin; Grasemann, Bernhard; Schuster, Ralf

    2014-05-01

    The presence of porphyroblasts in metamorphic rocks has a strong influence on the microstructures that develop during deformation. Valuable as gauges for the sense of shear, single isolated porphyroblasts and -clasts have attracted enormous attention and vigorous discussion in the geological community. However, nature does not always provide samples fulfilling this criterion, therefore the understanding of multi-porphyroblast interaction is of great significance. We use amphibolite-facies garnet mica schists from the Upper Austroalpine Wlz Complex for a case study. The microstructure of mm-cm sized, densely distributed garnet porphyroblasts indicates interference of the blasts. Microstructural and chemical investigation have been performed using optical and electron microscopy as well as an electron microprobe. The observed finite deformation is compatible with general shear. Blasts are subjected to convergence parallel to the instantaneous shortening axis, causing (i) accumulation and deformation of strain caps, (ii) fracturing of the garnets and (iii) dissolution at garnet-garnet interfaces. Parallel to the instantaneous stretching axis, (i) wedge-shaped strain shadows are linked between neighbouring garnets and (ii) separation of garnet clusters occurs preferably. Despite the existence of a non-coaxial strain component, strain shadows do not develop a monoclinic symmetry, owing to the interference of adjacent blasts. The proximity of garnets determines (i) the formation of microstructures dependant on the direction of the instantaneous stretching axes, as well as (ii) the disturbance of these fabrics. Thus, dense populations of stronger objects in a weaker deforming matrix cause complex heterogeneous strain patterns, which demand a thorough investigation of the deformation history of a rock. Finally, when they are close enough, garnets interact and deform, and thus cannot be considered as rigid.

  20. Rare Earth Garnet Selective Emitter

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    Lowe, Roland A.; Chubb, Donald L.; Farmer, Serene C.; Good, Brian S.

    1994-01-01

    Thin film Ho-YAG and Er-YAG emitters with a platinum substrate exhibit high spectral emittance in the emission band (epsilon(sub lambda) approx. = 0.75, sup 4)|(sub 15/2) - (sup 4)|(sub 13/2),for Er-YAG and epsilon(sub lambda) approx. = 0.65, (sup 5)|(sub 7) - (sup 5)|(sub 8) for Ho-YAG) at 1500 K. In addition, low out-of-band spectral emittance, epsilon(sub lambda) less than 0.2, suggest these materials would be excellent candidates for high efficiency selective emitters in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems operating at moderate temperatures (1200-1500 K). Spectral emittance measurements of the thin films were made (1.2 less than lambda less than 3.0 microns) and compared to the theoretical emittances calculated using measured values of the spectral extinction coefficient. In this paper we present the results for a new class of rare earth ion selective emitters. These emitters are thin sections (less than 1 mm) of yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) single crystal with a rare earth substitutional impurity. Selective emitters in the near IR are of special interest for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion. The most promising solid selective emitters for use in a TPV system are rare earth oxides. Early spectral emittance work on rare earth oxides showed strong emission bands in the infrared (0.9 - 3 microns). However, the emittance outside the emission band was also significant and the efficiency of these emitters was low. Recent improvements in efficiency have been made with emitters fabricated from fine (5 - 10 microns) rare earth oxide fibers similar to the Welsbach mantle used in gas lanterns. However, the rare earth garnet emitters are more rugged than the mantle type emitters. A thin film selective emitter on a low emissivity substrate such as gold, platinum etc., is rugged and easily adapted to a wide variety of thermal sources. The garnet structure and its many subgroups have been successfully used as hosts for rare earth ions, introduced as substitutional impurities, in the development of solid state laser crystals. Doping, dependent on the particular ion and crystal structure, may be as high as 100 at. % (complete substitution of yttrium ion with the rare earth ion). These materials have high melting points, 1940 C for YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet), and low emissivity in the near infrared making them excellent candidates for a thin film selective emitter. As previously stated, the spectral emittance of a rare earth emitter is characterized by one or more well defined emission bands. Outside the emission band the emittance(absorptance) is much lower. Therefore, it is expected that emission outside the band for a thin film selective emitter will be dominated by the emitter substrate. For an efficient emitter (power in the emission band/total emitted power) the substrate must have low emittance, epsilon(sub S). This paper presents normal spectral emittance, epsilon(sub lambda), measurements of holmium(Ho) and erbium (Er) doped YAG thin film selective emitters at (1500 K), and compares those results with the theoretical spectral emittance.

  1. Gadolinium attenuates exercise pressor reflex in cats.

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    Hayes, S G; Kaufman, M P

    2001-05-01

    The exercise pressor reflex, which arises from the contraction-induced stimulation of group III and IV muscle afferents, is widely believed to be evoked by metabolic stimuli signaling a mismatch between blood/oxygen demand and supply in the working muscles. Nevertheless, mechanical stimuli may also play a role in evoking the exercise pressor reflex. To determine this role, we examined the effect of gadolinium, which blocks mechanosensitive channels, on the exercise pressor reflex in both decerebrate and alpha-chloralose-anesthetized cats. We found that gadolinium (10 mM; 1 ml) injected into the femoral artery significantly attenuated the reflex pressor responses to static contraction of the triceps surae muscles and to stretch of the calcaneal (Achilles) tendon. In contrast, gadolinium had no effect on the reflex pressor response to femoral arterial injection of capsaicin (5 microg). In addition, gadolinium significantly attenuated the responses of group III muscle afferents, many of which are mechanically sensitive, to both static contraction and to tendon stretch. Gadolinium, however, had no effect on the responses of group IV muscle afferents, many of which are metabolically sensitive, to either static contraction or to capsaicin injection. We conclude that mechanical stimuli arising in contracting skeletal muscles contribute to the elicitation of the exercise pressor reflex. PMID:11299217

  2. Gallium localization in dissecting aortic aneurysm

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    Haden, H.T.; Lippman, H.R.

    1988-08-01

    Gallium concentration was demonstrated in a dissecting aneurysm of the aortic arch, imaged approximately 2 weeks after dissection. Concentration of gallium was apparently due to the inflammatory reaction associated with the organizing intramural hematoma.

  3. Deuterium implantation in magnetic garnets

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    Wilts, C.H.; Urai, A.

    1988-11-01

    The magnetic effects of deuterium implantation and subsequent annealing were measured in Gd, Tm, and Ga-substituted yttrium iron garnet films for comparison with measurements made earlier with hydrogen implantation. Implantation energy was 60 keV and the dose ranged from 0.5 to 3 x 10/sup 16/ ions/cm/sup 2/ for D/sup +//sub 2/ ions, as compared to an energy of 120 keV and a dose from 0.3 to 4 x 10/sup 16/ ions/cm/sup 2/ for H/sup +//sub 2/ in the earlier study. Measurements made included x-ray rocking curves and ferromagnetic resonance spectra measured at 9.5 GHz. For all doses the implanted layer remained crystalline. Implanted layer thickness was about 4200 A and peak strain occured at a depth of 2600 A. Peak strain increased monotonically, but departed from a linear relation with dose. For the highest dose, the peak strain was 2.5%. Relaxation of strain with annealing was intermediate between that found earlier for hydrogen and neon implantation. As compared to all other implant elements, both deuterium and hydrogen show a large anomalous magnetic anisotropy which can exceed 10 000 Oe for either ion. The absence of this effect for He, Ne, and other ions supports the conjecture that the effect is chemical and related to electronic bonding rather than strain or disorder. The anomalous anisotropy for deuterium decreases and shifts location with annealing. It has largely disappeared at temperatures of 300--350 /sup 0/C. The shape of the profile is consistent with the hypothesis that the shift in anisotropy is associated with diffusion of the deuterium atoms to the surface of the garnet film. At the highest dose, crystalline damage in the region of highest strain is sufficient to radically alter magnetic properties and in particular reduces even the excess anisotropy so that a two-peak profile results until modified by annealing.

  4. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of gadolinium sesquioxide nanobars synthesized via thermal decomposition of gadolinium oxalate

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    Manigandan, R.; Giribabu, K.; Suresh, R.; Vijayalakshmi, L.; Stephen, A.; Narayanan, V.

    2013-10-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The cubic Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanobars are synthesized by decomposition of C{sub 6}H{sub 20}Gd{sub 2}O{sub 22}. • The nanoparticles are rectangular bar shape with high porous surface. • The combination of magnetic and optical properties within a single particle. • The Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanobars have tailorable nanostructure, wide bandgap and are paramagnetic. - Abstract: Gadolinium oxide nanobars were obtained by thermal decomposition of gadolinium oxalate, which was synthesized by the chemical precipitation method along with glycerol. The functional group analysis and formation of gadolinium oxide from gadolinium oxalate were characterized by the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermo gravimetric analyzer. The crystal structure, average crystallite size, and lattice parameter were analyzed by X-ray diffraction technique. Moreover, Raman shifts, elemental composition and morphology of the gadolinium oxide was widely investigated by the laser Raman microscope, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, FE-SEM-EDAX and HR-TEM, respectively. Furthermore, the optical properties like band gap, absorbance measurement of the gadolinium oxide were extensively examined. In addition, the paramagnetic property of gadolinium oxide nanobars was explored by the vibrating sample magnetometer.

  5. Gallium phosphide energy converters

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    Sims, P.E.; Dinetta, L.C.; Goetz, M.A.

    1995-10-01

    Gallium phosphide (GaP) energy converters may be successfully deployed to provide new mission capabilities for spacecraft. Betavoltaic power supplies based on the conversion of tritium beta decay to electricity using GaP energy converters can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. High temperature solar cells, also based on GaP, can be used in inward-bound missions greatly reducing the need for thermal dissipation. Results are presented for GaP direct conversion devices powered by Ni-63 and compared to the conversion of light emitted by tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp {minus}17) A/sq cm have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. Temperature dependent IV, QE, R(sub sh), and V(sub oc) results are also presented. These data are used to predict the high-temperature solar cell and betacell performance of GaP devices and suggest appropriate applications for the deployment of this technology.

  6. Gallium phosphide energy converters

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    Sims, P. E.; Dinetta, L. C.; Goetz, M. A.

    1995-10-01

    Gallium phosphide (GaP) energy converters may be successfully deployed to provide new mission capabilities for spacecraft. Betavoltaic power supplies based on the conversion of tritium beta decay to electricity using GaP energy converters can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. High temperature solar cells, also based on GaP, can be used in inward-bound missions greatly reducing the need for thermal dissipation. Results are presented for GaP direct conversion devices powered by Ni-63 and compared to the conversion of light emitted by tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp -17) A/sq cm have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. Temperature dependent IV, QE, R(sub sh), and V(sub oc) results are also presented. These data are used to predict the high-temperature solar cell and betacell performance of GaP devices and suggest appropriate applications for the deployment of this technology.

  7. Gallium phosphide energy converters

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    Sims, P. E.; Dinetta, L. C.; Goetz, M. A.

    1995-01-01

    Gallium phosphide (GaP) energy converters may be successfully deployed to provide new mission capabilities for spacecraft. Betavoltaic power supplies based on the conversion of tritium beta decay to electricity using GaP energy converters can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. High temperature solar cells, also based on GaP, can be used in inward-bound missions greatly reducing the need for thermal dissipation. Results are presented for GaP direct conversion devices powered by Ni-63 and compared to the conversion of light emitted by tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp -17) A/sq cm have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. Temperature dependent IV, QE, R(sub sh), and V(sub oc) results are also presented. These data are used to predict the high-temperature solar cell and betacell performance of GaP devices and suggest appropriate applications for the deployment of this technology.

  8. The influence of Fe3+ on garnet-orthopyroxene and garnet-olivine geothermometers

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    Matjuschkin, Vladimir; Brey, Gerhard P.; Hfer, Heidi E.; Woodland, Alan B.

    2014-02-01

    Applying Fe2+-Mg exchange geothermometers to natural samples may lead to incorrect temperature estimates if significant Fe3+ is present. In order to quantify this effect, high-pressure experiments were carried out in a belt apparatus in a natural system close to CFMAS at 5 GPa and 1,100-1,400 C. The oxygen fugacity in the experiments was at or below the Re-ReO2 buffer. This is at significantly more oxidized conditions than in previous experiments, and, as consequence, higher Fe3+/Fe2+ ratios were generated. The Fe3+ content of garnet in the experiments was quantified by electron microprobe using the flank method. Making the usual assumption that Fetotal = Fe2+, the two-pyroxene thermometer of Brey and Khler (J Pet 31:1353-1378, 1990) reproduced the experimental temperature to 35 C and the garnet-clinopyroxene Fe2+-Mg exchange thermometer of Krogh (Contrib Miner Pet 99:44-48, 1988) overestimated the temperatures on average by only 25 C. On the other hand, application of the garnet-olivine (O'Neill and Wood in Contrib Miner Pet 70:59-70, 1979) and garnet-orthopyroxene (Harley in Contrib Miner Pet 86:359-373, 1984) exchange geothermometers yielded an underestimation in calculated temperatures of >200 C. However, making explicit accounting for Fe3+ in garnet (i.e. using only measured Fe2+) leads to a vast improvement in the agreement between calculated and experimental temperatures, generally to within 70 C for the garnet-orthopyroxene geothermometer as well as noticeable improvement of calculated temperatures for the garnet-olivine geothermometer. Our results demonstrate that the two-pyroxene and garnet-clinopyroxene thermometers are rather insensitive to the presence of Fe3+ whilst direct accounting of Fe3+ in garnet is essential when applying the garnet-olivine and garnet-orthopyroxene thermometers.

  9. Medical Applications and Toxicities of Gallium Compounds

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    Chitambar, Christopher R.

    2010-01-01

    Over the past two to three decades, gallium compounds have gained importance in the fields of medicine and electronics. In clinical medicine, radioactive gallium and stable gallium nitrate are used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents in cancer and disorders of calcium and bone metabolism. In addition, gallium compounds have displayed anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activity in animal models of human disease while more recent studies have shown that gallium compounds may function as antimicrobial agents against certain pathogens. In a totally different realm, the chemical properties of gallium arsenide have led to its use in the semiconductor industry. Gallium compounds, whether used medically or in the electronics field, have toxicities. Patients receiving gallium nitrate for the treatment of various diseases may benefit from such therapy, but knowledge of the therapeutic index of this drug is necessary to avoid clinical toxicities. Animals exposed to gallium arsenide display toxicities in certain organ systems suggesting that environmental risks may exist for individuals exposed to this compound in the workplace. Although the arsenic moiety of gallium arsenide appears to be mainly responsible for its pulmonary toxicity, gallium may contribute to some of the detrimental effects in other organs. The use of older and newer gallium compounds in clinical medicine may be advanced by a better understanding of their mechanisms of action, drug resistance, pharmacology, and side-effects. This review will discuss the medical applications of gallium and its mechanisms of action, the newer gallium compounds and future directions for development, and the toxicities of gallium compounds in current use. PMID:20623028

  10. Intercomparison of garnet barometers and implications for garnet mixing models

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    Anovitz, L.M.; Essene, E.J.

    1985-01-01

    Several well-calibrated barometers are available in the system Ca-Fe-Ti-Al-Si-O, including: Alm+3Ru-3Ilm+Sil+2Qtz (GRAIL), 2Alm+Grreverse arrow6Ru=6Ilm+3An+3Qtz (GRIPS); 2Alm+Gr=3Fa+3An (FAG); 3AnGr+Ky+Qtz (GASP); 2Fs-Fa+Qtz (FFQ); and Gr+Qtz=An+2Wo (WAGS). GRIPS, GRAIL and GASP form a linearly dependent set such that any two should yield the third given an a/X model for the grossular/almandine solid-solution. Application to barometry of garnet granulite assemblages from the Grenville in Ontario yields average pressures 0.1 kb lower for GRIPS and 0.4 kb higher for FAGS using our mixing model. Results from Parry Island, Ontario, yield 8.7 kb from GRAIL as opposed to 9.1 kb using Ganguly and Saxena's model. For GASP, Parry Island assemblages yield 8.4 kb with the authors calibration. Ganguly and Saxena's model gives 5.4 kb using Gasparik's reversals and 8.1 kb using the position of GASP calculated from GRIPS and GRAIL. These corrections allow GRIPS, GRAIL, GASP and FAGS to yield consistent pressures to +/- 0.5 kb in regional metamorphic terranes. Application of their mixing model outside of the fitted range 700-1000 K is not encouraged as extrapolation may yield erroneous results.

  11. Mineral resource of the month: gallium

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    Jaskula, Brian

    2009-01-01

    The metal element gallium occurs in very small concentrations in rocks and ores of other metals native gallium is not known. As society gets more and more high-tech, gallium becomes more useful. Gallium is one of only five metals that are liquid at or close to room temperature. It has one of the longest liquid ranges of any metal (29.8 degrees Celsius to 2204 degrees Celsius) and has a low vapor pressure even at high temperatures. Ultra-pure gallium has a brilliant silvery appearance, and the solid metal exhibits conchoidal fracture similar to glass.

  12. Water contents of garnets from the Garnet Ridge, northern Arizona: H2O behavior underneath the Colorado Plateau

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    Ogasawara, Y.; Sakamaki, K.; Sato, Y.

    2013-12-01

    Kimberlitic volcanism at the Garnet Ridge delivered a wide variety of garnets and garnet-associated rocks in large vertical range from the deep mantle to shallow depths underneath the Colorado Plateau (Smith et al., 2004). Koga and Ogasawara (2012) classified the garnets at the Garnet Ridge into the following nine groups; (a) Cr and pyrope-rich garnet, (b) pyrope-rich reddish brown garnet, (c) reddish brown garnet, (d) garnet in eclogite, (e) garnet in metasomatized eclogite, (f) garnet aggregate, (g) garnet megacryst, (h) garnet in metasomatic rock I, (i) garnet in metasomatic rock II. They regarded these garnets as the four origins: mantle peridotite (a, b), subducted oceanic crust (d, e), high-pressure metasomatism (c, f, g), low-pressure metasomatism (h, i). On the garnets (a, b, d), Sakamaki et al. (2012) preliminary reported OH qualitatively using micro FT-IR spectroscopy. In garnets (a, b), OH was detected clearly, but in garnet (d) OH was below detection limit because the thickness of a doubly polished section of garnet (d) was too small (thickness: ~70 ?m) and the concentration was too low. Using micro FT-IR method, this study conducted the quantitative analysis of H2O for 20 grains of group (a), 18 grains of group (b) and 6 grains of group (d). The garnet samples were prepared as doubly polished thick sections (thicknesses of 0.1-1.3 mm). An IR absorption coefficient of 8770 L/mol/cm2 (Katayama et al., 2005) for garnets was used. Significant amounts of hydroxyl were detected in garnets (a, b, d); clear OH bands were identified in garnets (a, b), but very week and extremely broad OH bands in garnet (d). In the analyzed garnets, no zonal distribution of OH was identified. Garnet (a): the IR spectra have a main OH band at 3575 cm-1 and often with a week band at 3675 cm-1. The resultant H2O contents range from the below detection limit to 119 ppm wt. and are distributed at 0~10 and at ca. 100 ppm wt., bimodally. Garnet (b): the IR spectra have a main OH band at 3575 cm-1, similar to the main OH band of garnet (a), and sometimes with a week band at 3661 cm-1. The obtained H2O contents are 5-177 ppm wt. and are distributed at 30 and at 70 ppm wt., biomdally. Garnet (d): The IR spectra have a main OH band at 3550 cm-1 and often with a week band at 3650 cm-1. H2O contents are 25-58 ppm wt. H2O concentrations in garnet could be controlled mainly by (1) coexisting phases, (2) bulk water amounts in a host rock and (3) P conditions. The peridotitic garnet contains higher amounts of OH than the eclogitic garnet although the bulk water amounts in mantle peridotite are much lower than in hydrated subducting slab. This may have been caused both by the difference in coexisting phases and P condition. The origins of water could be (1) dehydration of subducted slab for garnet (d) and (2) hydrated mantle peridotites at much deeper level for garnets (a, b). Water in the garnets from the Garnet Ridge is the key to clarify the water behavior from shallow level to the deep mantle underneath the Colorado Plateau.

  13. Renal amyloidosis. Evaluation by gallium imaging

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    Lee, V.W.; Skinner, M.; Cohen, A.S.; Ngai, S.; Peng, T.T.

    1986-09-01

    A study has been performed to evaluate the efficacy of gallium imaging in the detection of renal amyloidosis. Ten of the 11 patients who had biopsy-proven renal amyloidosis demonstrated marked uptake in both kidneys. One patient revealed moderate gallium uptake in his kidneys. None of the patients had underlying renal or extrarenal pathology other than amyloidosis, which could account for renal gallium uptake (renal infection, neoplasm, hepatic failure or frequent blood transfusions). Four patients also had extrarenal foci of abnormal gallium uptake, suggesting other sites of amyloid deposits. Our data strongly suggest that gallium imaging has a high sensitivity for detection of renal amyloidosis. Its specificity is enhanced significantly by careful review of the clinical history to exclude other known causes of renal gallium uptake. Potentially, gallium imaging may be used to monitor the progress of patients under experimental therapy.

  14. Potential effects of gallium on cladding materials

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    Wilson, D.F.; Beahm, E.C.; Besmann, T.M.; DeVan, J.H.; DiStefano, J.R.; Gat, U.; Greene, S.R.; Rittenhouse, P.L.; Worley, B.A.

    1997-10-01

    This paper identifies and examines issues concerning the incorporation of gallium in weapons derived plutonium in light water reactor (LWR) MOX fuels. Particular attention is given to the more likely effects of the gallium on the behavior of the cladding material. The chemistry of weapons grade (WG) MOX, including possible consequences of gallium within plutonium agglomerates, was assessed. Based on the calculated oxidation potentials of MOX fuel, the effect that gallium may have on reactions involving fission products and possible impact on cladding performance were postulated. Gallium transport mechanisms are discussed. With an understanding of oxidation potentials and assumptions of mechanisms for gallium transport, possible effects of gallium on corrosion of cladding were evaluated. Potential and unresolved issues and suggested research and development (R and D) required to provide missing information are presented.

  15. Rare earth garnet selective emitter

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    Lowe, Roland A.; Chubb, Donald L.; Farmer, Serene C.; Good, Brian S.

    1994-01-01

    Thin film Ho-YAG and Er-YAG emitters with a platinum substrate exhibit high spectral emittance in the emission band (epsilon(sub lambda) approximately equal to 0.74, ((4)l(sub 15/2)) - ( (4)l(sub13/2)), for Er-YAG and epsilon(sub lambda) approximately equal to 0.65, ((5)l(sub 7))-((5)l(sub 8)) for Ho-YAG) at excellent candidates for high efficiency selective emitters in the thermophotovoltaics (TPV) systems operating at moderate temperatures (1200-1500K). Spectral emittance measurements of the thin films were made (1.2 less than lambda less than 3.0 microns) and compared to the theoretical emittances calculated using measured values of the spectral extinction coefficient. In this paper we present the results for a new class of rare earth ion selective emitters. These emitters are thin sections (less than 1 mm) of yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) single crystal with a rare earth substitutional impurity. This paper presents normal spectral emittance, epsilon(sub lambda), measurements of holmium (Ho), and erbium (Er) doped YAG thin film selective emitters at 1500 K, and compares those results with the theoretical spectral emittance.

  16. A toxicological study of gadolinium nitrate

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    London, J.E.

    1988-05-01

    The sensitization study in the guinea pig did not show gadolinium nitrate to have potential sensitizing properties. Skin application studies in the rabbit demonstrated that it was cutaneously a severe irritant. This material was considered an irritant in the rabbit eye application studies. 3 refs., 1 tab.

  17. Gadolinium: Central Metal of the Lanthanoids

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    Laing, Michael

    2009-01-01

    The physical and chemical properties of gadolinium are compared with those of the other lanthanoids. Some properties are intermediate between those of lanthanum and lutetium; some between those of barium and hafnium; and others (unexpectedly) between those of ytterbium and lutetium. Both the remarkably high molar heat capacity of the metal and the

  18. Gadolinium: Central Metal of the Lanthanoids

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    Laing, Michael

    2009-01-01

    The physical and chemical properties of gadolinium are compared with those of the other lanthanoids. Some properties are intermediate between those of lanthanum and lutetium; some between those of barium and hafnium; and others (unexpectedly) between those of ytterbium and lutetium. Both the remarkably high molar heat capacity of the metal and the…

  19. Microwave filter based on Lamb modes for optoelectronic generator

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    Vitko, V. V.; Nikitin, A. A.; Kondrashov, A. V.; Nikitin, A. A.; Ustinov, A. B.; Belyavskiy, P. Yu; Kalinikos, B. A.; Butler, J. E.

    2015-12-01

    Experimental results for narrowband filter based on yttrium iron garnet film epitaxially grown on gadolinium gallium garnet substrate have been shown. The principle of operation of the filter is based on excitation of Lamb modes in the substrate. We demonstrated also that the use of single crystal diamond as a substrate will significantly reduce the phase noise of the designed optoelectronic microwave generator.

  20. Liquid gallium rotary electric contract

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    Przybyszewski, J. S.

    1969-01-01

    Due to its low vapor pressure, gallium, when substituted for mercury in a liquid slip ring system, transmits substantial amounts of electrical current to rotating components in an ultrahigh vacuum. It features low electrical loss, little or no wear, and long maintenance-free life.

  1. P-type gallium nitride

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    Rubin, M.; Newman, N.; Fu, T.; Ross, J.; Chan, J.

    1997-08-12

    Several methods have been found to make p-type gallium nitride. P-type gallium nitride has long been sought for electronic devices. N-type gallium nitride is readily available. Discovery of p-type gallium nitride and the methods for making it will enable its use in ultraviolet and blue light-emitting diodes and lasers. pGaN will further enable blue photocathode elements to be made. Molecular beam epitaxy on substrates held at the proper temperatures, assisted by a nitrogen beam of the proper energy produced several types of p-type GaN with hole concentrations of about 5{times}10{sup 11} /cm{sup 3} and hole mobilities of about 500 cm{sup 2} /V-sec, measured at 250 K. P-type GaN can be formed of unintentionally-doped material or can be doped with magnesium by diffusion, ion implantation, or co-evaporation. When applicable, the nitrogen can be substituted with other group III elements such as Al. 9 figs.

  2. P-type gallium nitride

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    Rubin, Michael (Berkeley, CA); Newman, Nathan (Montara, CA); Fu, Tracy (Berkeley, CA); Ross, Jennifer (Pleasanton, CA); Chan, James (Berkeley, CA)

    1997-01-01

    Several methods have been found to make p-type gallium nitride. P-type gallium nitride has long been sought for electronic devices. N-type gallium nitride is readily available. Discovery of p-type gallium nitride and the methods for making it will enable its use in ultraviolet and blue light-emitting diodes and lasers. pGaN will further enable blue photocathode elements to be made. Molecular beam epitaxy on substrates held at the proper temperatures, assisted by a nitrogen beam of the proper energy produced several types of p-type GaN with hole concentrations of about 5.times.10.sup.11 /cm.sup.3 and hole mobilities of about 500 cm.sup.2 /V-sec, measured at 250.degree. K. P-type GaN can be formed of unintentionally-doped material or can be doped with magnesium by diffusion, ion implantation, or co-evaporation. When applicable, the nitrogen can be substituted with other group III elements such as Al.

  3. Gallium scan in intracerebral sarcoidosis

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    Makhija, M.C.; Anayiotos, C.P.

    1981-07-01

    Sarcoidosis involving the nervous system probably occurs in about 4% of patients. The usefulness of brain scintigraphy in these cases has been suggested. In this case of cerebral sarcoid granuloma, gallium imaging demonstrated the lesion before treatment and showed disappearance of the lesion after corticosteroid treatment, which correlated with the patient's clinical improvement.

  4. Gallium nitride electronics

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    Rajan, Siddharth; Jena, Debdeep

    2013-07-01

    In the past two decades, there has been increasing research and industrial activity in the area of gallium nitride (GaN) electronics, stimulated first by the successful demonstration of GaN LEDs. While the promise of wide band gap semiconductors for power electronics was recognized many years before this by one of the contributors to this issue (J Baliga), the success in the area of LEDs acted as a catalyst. It set the field of GaN electronics in motion, and today the technology is improving the performance of several applications including RF cell phone base stations and military radar. GaN could also play a very important role in reducing worldwide energy consumption by enabling high efficiency compact power converters operating at high voltages and lower frequencies. While GaN electronics is a rapidly evolving area with active research worldwide, this special issue provides an opportunity to capture some of the great advances that have been made in the last 15 years. The issue begins with a section on epitaxy and processing, followed by an overview of high-frequency HEMTs, which have been the most commercially successful application of III-nitride electronics to date. This is followed by review and research articles on power-switching transistors, which are currently of great interest to the III-nitride community. A section of this issue is devoted to the reliability of III-nitride devices, an area that is of increasing significance as the research focus has moved from not just high performance but also production-worthiness and long-term usage of these devices. Finally, a group of papers on new and relatively less studied ideas for III-nitride electronics, such as interband tunneling, heterojunction bipolar transistors, and high-temperature electronics is included. These areas point to new areas of research and technological innovation going beyond the state of the art into the future. We hope that the breadth and quality of articles in this issue will make it an excellent reference for newcomers and experienced researchers in this field for several years. We thank Alice Malhador at IOP Publishing for her constant encouragement and guidance in putting together this special issue on GaN electronics.

  5. Combinatorial pulsed laser deposition of doped yttrium iron garnet films on yttrium aluminium garnet

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    Sposito, A.; Gregory, S. A.; de Groot, P. A. J.; Eason, R. W.

    2014-02-01

    We investigate the crystalline growth of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films doped with bismuth (Bi) and cerium (Ce) by combinatorial pulsed laser deposition, co-ablating a YIG target and either a Bi2O3 or a CeO2 target, for applications in microwave and optical communications. Substrate temperature is critical for crystalline growth of YIG with simultaneous inclusion of Bi in the garnet lattice, whereas Ce is not incorporated in the garnet structure, but forms a separate CeO2 phase.

  6. Combinatorial pulsed laser deposition of doped yttrium iron garnet films on yttrium aluminium garnet

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    Sposito, A. Eason, R. W.; Gregory, S. A.; Groot, P. A. J. de

    2014-02-07

    We investigate the crystalline growth of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films doped with bismuth (Bi) and cerium (Ce) by combinatorial pulsed laser deposition, co-ablating a YIG target and either a Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} or a CeO{sub 2} target, for applications in microwave and optical communications. Substrate temperature is critical for crystalline growth of YIG with simultaneous inclusion of Bi in the garnet lattice, whereas Ce is not incorporated in the garnet structure, but forms a separate CeO{sub 2} phase.

  7. Magnetic volumetric hologram memory with magnetic garnet.

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    Nakamura, Yuichi; Takagi, Hiroyuki; Lim, Pang Boey; Inoue, Mitsuteru

    2014-06-30

    Holographic memory is a promising next-generation optical memory that has a higher recording density and a higher transfer rate than other types of memory. In holographic memory, magnetic garnet films can serve as rewritable holographic memory media by use of magneto-optical effect. We have now demonstrated that a magnetic hologram can be recorded volumetrically in a ferromagnetic garnet film and that the signal image can be reconstructed from it for the first time. In addition, multiplicity of the magnetic hologram was also confirmed; the image could be reconstructed from a spot overlapped by other spots. PMID:24977893

  8. Micro-Raman spectra of ugrandite garnet

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    Moroz, T.; Ragozin, A.; Salikhov, D.; Belikova, G.; Puchkov, V.; Kagi, H.

    2009-08-01

    The natural garnets from chromite ores associated with pegmatoid pyroxenites of Sangalyk area (Uchaly ore district, southern Urals, Russia) were studied by means of micro-Raman spectroscopy. The compositions of these garnets were close to ugrandite, an isomorphous intermediate group of uvarovite-grossularite-andradite, X 3Y 2(SiO 4) 3, X = Ca 2+, Y = Al 3+, Fe 3+, Cr 3+, according to Raman spectra and X-ray microprobe analyses. An assignment of most of the observed bands in visible and near infrared Raman spectra is reported.

  9. Micro-Raman spectra of ugrandite garnet.

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    Moroz, T; Ragozin, A; Salikhov, D; Belikova, G; Puchkov, V; Kagi, H

    2009-08-01

    The natural garnets from chromite ores associated with pegmatoid pyroxenites of Sangalyk area (Uchaly ore district, southern Urals, Russia) were studied by means of micro-Raman spectroscopy. The compositions of these garnets were close to ugrandite, an isomorphous intermediate group of uvarovite-grossularite-andradite, X(3)Y(2)(SiO(4))(3), X = Ca(2+), Y = Al(3+), Fe(3+), Cr(3+), according to Raman spectra and X-ray microprobe analyses. An assignment of most of the observed bands in visible and near infrared Raman spectra is reported. PMID:19084471

  10. Photoconductivity of Yttrium Neodymium Gadolinium Oxalate Crystals

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    Kuryan, Soosy; Abraham, Rosalin; Isac, Jayakumari

    2007-03-01

    Crystals are pillars of modern technology..Yttrium Neodymium Gadolinium oxalate (YNdGaOx) crystals were grown by gel method by the diffusion of Yttrium Chloride, Neodymium Chloride, and Gadolinium Chloride into the set gel containing Oxalic acid. Silica gel method is capable of yielding crystals of high optical perfection and wide morphology. The growing crystals are held in the gel medium in a strain free manner and at the same time nucleation and super saturation are well controlled. Photo conductivity studies of these crystals revealed negative photoconductivity nature. The photocurrent is found to be less than the dark current at every applied electric field. Rare Earth compounds are known for their interesting electric, magnetic and luminescent properties. Recent investigations on the fluorescence of some rare earth oxalates suggest their potentiality for their optical applications. Rare Earth oxalates evoked greater attention because of their ionic conduction.

  11. Photoconductivity of Yttrium Praseodymium Gadolinium Oxalate Crystals

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    Kuryan, Soosy; Abraham, Rosalin; Isac, Jayakumari

    2007-06-01

    Crystals are pillars of modern technology. Yttrium Praseodymium Gadolinium oxalate (YPrGaOx) crystals were grown by gel method by the diffusion of Yttrium Chloride, Praseodymium Chloride, and Gadolinium Chloride into the set gel containing Oxalic acid. Silica gel method is capable of yielding crystals of high optical perfection and wide morphology. The growing crystals are held in the gel medium in a strain free manner and at the same time nucleation and super saturation are well controlled. Photo conductivity studies of these crystals revealed negative photoconductivity nature. The photocurrent is found to be less than the dark current at every applied electric field. Rare Earth compounds are known for their interesting electric, magnetic and luminescent properties. Recent investigations on the fluorescence of some rare earth oxalates suggest their potentiality for their optical applications. Rare Earth oxalates evoked greater attention because of their ionic conduction.

  12. Method of separating and purifying gadolinium-153

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    Bray, Lane A. (Richland, WA) [Richland, WA; Corneillie, Todd M. (Davis, CA) [Davis, CA

    2001-01-01

    The present invention is an improvement to the method of separating and purifying gadolinium from a mixture of gadolinium and europium having the steps of (a) dissolving the mixture in an acid; (b) reducing europium+3 to europium+2; and (c) precipitating the europium+2 with a sulfate ion in a superstoichiometric amount; wherein the improvement is achieved by using one or more of the following: (i) the acid is an anoic acid; (ii) the reducing is with zinc metal in the absence of a second metal or with an amount of the second metal that is ineffective in the reducing; (iii) adding a group IIA element after step (c) for precipitating the excess sulfate prior to repeating step (c); (iv) the sulfate is a sulfate salt with a monovalent cation; (v) adding cold europium+3 prior to repeating step (c).

  13. Epitaxial Deposition Of Germanium Doped With Gallium

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    Huffman, James E.

    1994-01-01

    Epitaxial layers of germanium doped with gallium made by chemical vapor deposition. Method involves combination of techniques and materials used in chemical vapor deposition with GeH4 or GeCl4 as source of germanium and GaCl3 as source of gallium. Resulting epitaxial layers of germanium doped with gallium expected to be highly pure, with high crystalline quality. High-quality material useful in infrared sensors.

  14. Thermally induced birefringence in Faraday devices made from terbium gallium garnet-polycrystalline ceramics.

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    Kagan, Mikhail A; Khazanov, Efim A

    2004-11-10

    We have developed a model that describes thermally induced birefringence in polycrystalline ceramics that are exposed to a magnetic field. Conditions under which traditional compensation techniques (for glass and single crystals) can be effective for ceramics have been found. It is shown that a ceramic is almost equivalent to a [111]-oriented crystal if the ratio of the rod length to the grain size is approximately 300 or more. In particular, residual depolarization (after the compensation techniques are applied) is inversely proportional to this ratio, which is an important consequence of the random nature of thermally induced birefringence in ceramics. PMID:15587734

  15. Large-aperture Faraday isolator based on a terbium gallium garnet crystal.

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    Mironov, E A; Zheleznov, D S; Starobor, A V; Voitovich, A V; Palashov, O V; Bulkanov, A M; Demidenko, A G

    2015-06-15

    Unique Faraday isolator based on a TGG single crystal with aperture diameter of 40 mm for high average power lasers has been fabricated and investigated experimentally. The device provides a stable isolation ratio over 30 dB for large-radius laser beams with kilowatt average power radiation typical for high-power applications. PMID:26076264

  16. Wavelength dependence of magneto-optic properties of terbium gallium garnet ceramics.

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    Slezak, Ondrej; Yasuhara, Ryo; Lucianetti, Antonio; Mocek, Tomas

    2015-05-18

    The wavelength dependence of magneto-optic properties of TGG ceramics, including the Verdet constant, has been investigated experimentally. The previously obtained Verdet constant of 36.4 rad/Tm for 1064 nm wavelength and 139.6 rad/Tm for 633 nm are in good agreement with presented white light measurements . The comparison with previously reported Verdet constant and absorption coefficient values for TGG single crystal has shown very similar results. These results lead to the conclusion that TGG ceramics is a very good alternative to TGG single crystal and is a powerful approach for realizing large-aperture optical isolators which are required in high-average-power laser systems. PMID:26074614

  17. Nonequilibrium Excitations Generated by NEODYMIUM:YTTRIUM Aluminum Garnet Laser Radiation in Bulk Gallium-Arsenide

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    Wan, Kam Hoi

    Equilibrium and non-equilibrium excitations in various kinds of GaAs single crystals are probed by 90(DEGREES) Raman scattering. In semi-insulating (SI) material, at room temperature, we are able to separate the three normalized, independent symmetry components of the whole 2-phonon spectrum from 0 to 650 cm('-1) in GaAs single crystals. We identified 25 sharp phonon peaks in such spectra, which includes a few difference frequency combinations less than 100 cm(' -1) from the laser line. Our most striking discovery is the generation of non-equilibrium bound holes of concentration (TURN)10('15) cm('-3) on residual, minority, shallow acceptors at low temperatures by a weak, CW Nd:YAlG laser in undoped SI GaAs grown by liquid encapsulated Czochralski technique, but not in n-type or Cr-doped, SI GaAs. We observed sharp -line, well resolved electronic Raman (ER) spectra of these holes on carbon acceptors in some samples and on zinc acceptors in another. These sharp-line spectra are used to explore the various features of the ER spectrum in bulk GaAs and to characterize this technologically important material. We found that the native, mid-gap defects EL2 are responsible for the observation of the long-lived, non-equilibrium bound holes in this material. The combination of facts (1) the compensation between the EL2 defects and the residual, shallow acceptors in this material, and (2) the existence of the metastable state of the EL2 defects, explain the ease of generation of non-equilibrium bound holes by the sub-band gap, Nd:YAlG laser radiation. Under extremely intense, Q-switched YAlG laser illumination the amplitude of these ER spectra decreases due to 2-photon absorption processes, but non-equilibrium ER signals are generated in Cr-doped, SI and n-type materials. For Cr-doped, SI GaAs, we observed a broad peak at 150 cm('-1) which is attributed to the E line of carbon acceptors, broadened by the strong, internal electric fields. For n-type material, we showed that the previously observed non-equilibrium peaks are actually due to the ER scattering of residual, minority, zinc acceptors in n-type samples, instead of non-equilibrium zone boundary TA phonons.

  18. Major element chemistry and inclusion/lamella mineralogy of garnets from the Garnet Ridge in the Colorado Plateau, northern Arizona

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    Sato, Y.; Koga, I.; Ogasawara, Y.

    2014-12-01

    Various garnets with diverse features and origins occur in the Garnet Ridge. These were transported from upper mantle to crustal depths underneath the Colorado Plateau by a kimberlitic diatreme (ca. 30 Ma) as xenocrysts and xenoliths. On the basis of major element chemistry, inclusion/lamella mineralogy, color, and host rocks of garnets, the Garnet Ridge garnets were classified into the following ten groups (Table) using 495 analyzed grains: A. Cr and pyrope-rich garnet, B. pyrope-rich reddish brown garnet, C. garnet aggregate, D. garnet megacryst, E. garnet in eclogite, F. garnet in metasomatized eclogite, G. quartz lamellae-bearing garnet, H. garnet in metasomatic rock I, I. garnet in metasomatic rock II, J. almandine-rich garnet. A and B are of mantle peridotite origins. Both garnets were characterized by Cr-Spl lamellae for A, and Cpx/Amp lamellae for B, respectively. B is subdivided into 2 types by lamellae and inclusions: (Prp 49-66, Grs 16-26 mol%) lamellae of Rt, Ilm, Cpx, Amp, and Chl, and (Prp 47-66, Grs 11-24 mol%) lamellae of Ilm and fluid inclusions. C and D have similar chemistry and inclusion/lamella mineralogy. The chemistry (Prp 22-53, Grs 11-41, Alm 26-50 mol%) and the wide variation suggest metasomatism at mantle depths. E includes Rt, Omp, Zrn, Ap, Kfs, and simplectite of Zo + Ab. F contains Rt, Omp, and Ap. Both E and F have chemical zonation from core to rim in Alm component. These garnets are of subducted oceanic slab origins, probably Fallaron plate. G includes Cpx, Zrn, and fluid, and oriented lamellae of Rt, Ap, and Qtz. Oriented Qtz lamellae characterize this group. The host rock of H is of metasomatism origin at crustal depths. H has Grs-rich composition and inclusions of Mt, Zo, Ttn, Ap and fluid. I has lamellae of Rt and crichtonites, and includes Qtz and Zrn. The host rock of I was strongly altered. J shows chemical zonation from core to rim in Alm component. This garnet includes Pl, Qtz, Ilm with Mt lamellae, and Rt lamella. The close relations between the major element chemistry and inclusion/lamella mineralogy of the garnets from the Garnet Ridge are determined. Such results lead to constrain the origins of the garnets and their formation environments, such as metasomatism at crustal to mantle depths, past subductions, lithosphere and upwelling asthenosphere underneath the Colorado Plateau.

  19. Gadolinium Solubility in Peraluminous Borosilicate Glasses

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    Li, Liyu; Li, Hong; Qian, Maoxu; Strachan, Denis M.

    2001-03-05

    This paper discussed the results of a study, using 18 peraluminous (Na/Al <1) borosilicate glasses, to understand the effect of glass composition on gadolinium solubility. Above Gd solubility, liquid-liquid phase separation occurs in some of the glasses; in others, sodium gadolinium silicate crystallizes. For the samples in which liquid-liquid phase separation occurs, Gd solubility is determined by the concentration of excess Al (i.e., [AlO1.5]-[NaO0.5]-0.2*[BO1.5]). Increasing excess Al increases Gd solubility. For the samples in which sodium gadolinium silicate crystallizes, Gd solubility is determined by the concentration of Na. Increasing Na decreases Gd solubility. When the Al concentration in the baseline glass is high, a minimum amount of Gd is needed to form a clear glass. Otherwise, mullite crystallizes. The minimum concentration of Gd is determined by the [AlO1.5]-[NaO0.5]-[BO1.5] value in the melt. The higher this value is, the more Gd is needed to form a clear glass. In general, the solution behavior of Gd in peraluminous borosilicate melt is similar to that in peralkaline borosilicate melt, and is mostly determined by the ratio of excess Al to equivalent B in the melt.

  20. Collector for recovering gallium from weapons plutonium

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    Philip, C.V.; Anthony, R.G.; Chokkaram, S.

    1998-09-01

    Currently, the separation of gallium from weapons plutonium involves the use of aqueous processing using either solvent extraction of ion exchange. However, this process generates significant quantities of liquid radioactive wastes. A Thermally Induced Gallium Removal process, or TIGR, developed by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratories, is a simpler alternative to aqueous processing. This research examined this process, and the behavior of gallium suboxide, a vapor that is swept away by passing hydrogen/argon over gallium trioxide/plutonium oxide heated at 1100 C during the TIGR process. Through experimental procedures, efforts were made to prevent the deposition of corrosive gallium onto furnace and vent surfaces. Experimental procedures included three options for gallium removal and collection: (1) collection of gallium suboxide through use of a cold finger; (2) collection by in situ air oxidation; and (3) collection of gallium on copper. Results conclude all three collection mechanisms are feasible. In addition, gallium trioxide exists in three crystalline forms, and each form was encountered during each experiment, and that each form will have a different reactivity.

  1. Domain Collapse in Grooved Magnetic Garnet Material

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    Peredo, J.; Fedyunin, Y.; Patterson, G.

    1995-01-01

    Domain collapse fields in grooved garnet material were investigated by experimental observation and numerical simulation. The results indicate that the change in domain collapse field is largely due to magnetostatic effects produced by the groove edge. A simplified model based on the effective field produced at a groove edge, and local changes in the material thickness explain the observed trends very well.!.

  2. Valid garnet biotite (GB) geothermometry and garnet aluminum silicate plagioclase quartz (GASP) geobarometry in metapelitic rocks

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    Wu, Chun-Ming; Cheng, Ben-He

    2006-06-01

    At present there are many calibrations of both the garnet-biotite (GB) thermometer and the garnet-aluminum silicate-plagioclase-quartz (GASP) barometer that may confuse geologists in choosing a reliable thermometer and/or barometer. To test the accuracy of the GB thermometers we have applied the various GB thermometers to reproduce the experimental data and data from natural metapelitic rocks of various prograde sequences, inverted metamorphic zones and thermal contact aureoles. We have concluded that the four GB thermometers (Perchuk, L.L., Lavrent'eva, I.V., 1983. Experimental investigation of exchange equilibria in the system cordierite-garnet-biotite. In: Saxena, S.K. (ed.) Kinetics and equilibrium in mineral reactions. Springer-Verlag New York, Berlin, Heidelberg. pp. 199-239.; Kleemann, U., Reinhardt, J., 1994. Garnet-biotite thermometry revised: the effect of Al VI and Ti in biotite. European Journal of Mineralogy 6, 925-941.; Holdaway, M.J., 2000. Application of new experimental and garnet Margules data to the garnet-biotite geothermometer. American Mineralogist 85, 881-892., Model 6AV; Kaneko, Y., Miyano, T., 2004. Recalibration of mutually consistent garnet-biotite and garnet-cordierite geothermometers. Lithos 73, 255-269. Model B) are the most valid and reliable of this kind of thermometer. More specifically, we prefer the Holdaway (Holdaway, M.J., 2000. Application of new experimental and garnet Margules data to the garnet-biotite geothermometer. American Mineralogist 85, 881-892.) and the Kleemann and Reinhardt (Kleemann, U., Reinhardt, J., 1994. Garnet-biotite thermometry revised: the effect of Al VI and Ti in biotite. European Journal of Mineralogy 6, 925-941.) calibrations due to their small errors in reproducing the experimental temperatures and good accuracy in successfully discerning the systematic temperature changes of the different sequences. In addition, after applying the GASP barometer to 335 natural metapelitic samples containing one kind of aluminosilicate and 33 natural metapelitic samples containing two kinds of aluminosilicate, as well as to rocks in limited geographic areas and thermal contact aureoles, we propose that the calibrations of Holdaway (Holdaway, M.J., 2001. Recalibration of the GASP geobarometer in light of recent garnet and plagioclase activity models and versions of the garnet-biotite geothermometer. American Mineralogist 86, 1117-1129.) and Newton and Haselton (Newton, R.C., Haselton, H.T., 1981. Thermodynamics of the garnet-plagioclase-Al 2SiO 5-quartz geobarometer. In: Newton, R.C., Navrotsky, A., Wood, B.J. (eds.) Thermodynamics of minerals and melts. New York: Springer-Verlag. 131-147.); based on Kleemann and Reinhardt's (Kleemann, U., Reinhardt, J., 1994. Garnet-biotite thermometry revised: the effect of Al VI and Ti in biotite. European Journal of Mineralogy 6, 925-941.) thermometer) are the most valid GASP barometers. Other GB thermometers and GASP barometers are not recommended.

  3. Gallium toxicity and adaptation in Pseudomonas fluorescens.

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    al-Aoukaty, A; Appanna, V D; Falter, H

    1992-05-01

    When cultured in a defined citrate medium supplemented with 1 mM gallium (III) Pseudomonas fluorescens ATCC 13525 experienced a lag phase of 40 h with no apparent diminution in cellular yield. Following initial uptake of the metal-ligand complex, gallium was secreted in the spent fluid. This lag phase was abolished either by inoculating the medium with gallium adapted cells or by inclusion of iron (III) (20 microM) in the growth medium. In the culture enriched with both gallium and iron (III), X-ray fluorescence spectra revealed a gradual decrease of gallium from the spent fluid as growth progressed. In a phosphate deficient medium, no cellular multiplication was observed in the presence of gallium. The inhibitory influence mediated by the trivalent metal was reversed by the addition of (20 microM) iron (III). Although bacterial growth was accompanied by an initial decrease in exocellular gallium, a marked increment in the concentration of this metal was observed in the spent fluid at stationary phase of growth. Citrate was not detected in the exocellular fluid at cessation of bacterial multiplication. Electrophoretic analyses revealed numerous variations in the cytoplasmic protein profiles of the control and metal stressed cells. Gallium induced the syntheses of polypeptides with apparent molecular masses of 89 kDa, 50 kDa, 39 kDa, 26 kDa and 12 kDa. PMID:1624126

  4. Gallium 67 uptake in thymic rebound

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    Hurst, R.; Sabio, H.; Teates, C.D.

    1988-09-01

    We have reported a case of localized thymic enlargement and uptake of gallium 67 in a child who had received antineoplastic chemotherapy. The enlarged thymus showed normal histology, a picture consistent with thymic rebound after nonspecific stress. This case further demonstrates the need to consider thymic rebound as a cause of gallium 67 uptake in children with neoplastic diseases.

  5. Gallium 67 uptake in thymic rebound.

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    Hurst, R; Sabio, H; Teates, C D

    1988-09-01

    We have reported a case of localized thymic enlargement and uptake of gallium 67 in a child who had received antineoplastic chemotherapy. The enlarged thymus showed normal histology, a picture consistent with thymic rebound after nonspecific stress. This case further demonstrates the need to consider thymic rebound as a cause of gallium 67 uptake in children with neoplastic diseases. PMID:3420448

  6. Gallium Electromagnetic (GEM) Thrustor Concept and Design

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    Polzin, Kurt A.; Markusic, Thomas E.

    2006-01-01

    We describe the design of a new type of two-stage pulsed electromagnetic accelerator, the gallium electromagnetic (GEM) thruster. A schematic illustration of the GEM thruster concept is given in Fig. 1. In this concept, liquid gallium propellant is pumped into the first stage through a porous metal electrode using an electromagneticpump[l]. At a designated time, a pulsed discharge (approx.10-50 J) is initiated in the first stage, ablating the liquid gallium from the porous electrode surface and ejecting a dense thermal gallium plasma into the second state. The presence of the gallium plasma in the second stage serves to trigger the high-energy (approx.500 I), send-stage puke which provides the primary electromagnetic (j x B) acceleration.

  7. Resonance parameter measurements and analysis of gadolinium

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    Leinweber, G.; Barry, D. P.; Trbovich, M. J.; Burke, J. A.; Drindak, N. J.; Knox, H. D.; Ballad, R. V.; Block, R. C.; Danon, Y.; Severnyak, L. I.

    2006-07-01

    The purpose of the present work is to measure the neutron cross sections of gadolinium accurately. Gd has the highest thermal absorption cross section of any natural element. Therefore it is an important element for thermal reactor applications Neutron capture and transmission measurements were performed by the time-of-flight technique at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (RPI) LINAC facility using metallic and liquid Gd samples. The liquid samples were isotopically-enriched in either {sup 155}Gd or {sup 157}Gd. The capture measurements were made at the 25-m flight station with a sodium iodide detector, and the transmission measurements were performed at 15- and 25-m flight stations with {sup 6}Li glass scintillation detectors. The multilevel R-matrix Bayesian code SAMMY was used to extract resonance parameters. The results of the thermal region analysis are significant. Resonance parameters for the low energy doublet, at 0.025 and 0.032 eV, are presented. The thermal (2200 m/s) capture cross section of {sup 157}Gd has been measured to be 11% smaller than that calculated from ENDF/B-VI updated through release 8. Thermal capture cross sections and capture resonance integrals for each isotope as well as elemental gadolinium are presented. In the epithermal region, natural metal samples were measured in capture and transmission. Neutron interaction data up to 300 eV have been analyzed. Substantial improvement to the understanding of gadolinium cross sections is presented, particularly above 180 eV where the ENDF resolved region for {sup 155}Gd ends. (authors)

  8. Towards modeling gadolinium-lead-borate glasses

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    Rada, S.; Ristoiu, T.; Rada, M.; Coroiu, I.; Maties, V.; Culea, E.

    2010-01-15

    Infrared spectra of gadolinium-lead-borate glasses of the xGd{sub 2}O{sub 3}.(100 - x)[3B{sub 2}O{sub 3}.PbO] system, where x = 0, 5, 10, 15, 25, 35 and 50 mol.%, have been recorded to explore the role of content of gadolinium ions behaving as glass modifier. The FTIR spectroscopy data for the xGd{sub 2}O{sub 3}.(1 - x)[3B{sub 2}O{sub 3}.PbO] glasses show the structural role of lead ions as a network-formers and of the gadolinium ions network modifiers. Adding of the rare earth ion up to 35 mol.% into the glass matrix, the IR bands characteristic to the studied glasses become sharper and more pronounced. Structural changes, as recognized by analyzing band shapes of IR spectra, revealed that Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} causes a change from the continuous borate network to the continuous lead-borate network interconnected through Pb-O-B and B-O-B bridges and the transformation of some tetrahedral [BO{sub 4}] units into trigonal [BO{sub 3}] units. Then, gadolinium ions have affinity towards [BO{sub 3}] structural units which contain non-bridging oxygens necessary for the charge compensation because the more electronegative [BO{sub 3}] structural units were implied in the formation of B-O-Gd bonds and the transformation of glass network into a glass ceramic. We propose a possible structural model of building blocks for the formation of continuous random 3B{sub 2}O{sub 3}.PbO network glass used by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. DFT calculations show that lead atoms occupy three different sites in the proposed model. The first is coordinated with six oxygen atoms forming distorted octahedral geometries. The second lead atom has an octahedral oxygen environment and the five longer Pb-O bonds are considered as participating in the metal coordination scheme. The third lead atom has ionic character. In agreement with the results offered by the experimental FTIR data, the theoretical IR data confirm that our proposed structure is highly possible.

  9. Light deflection in gadolinium molybdate ferroelastic crystals

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    Staniorowski, Piotr; Bornarel, Jean

    2000-02-01

    The deflection of a He-Ne light beam by polydomain gadolinium molybdate (GMO) crystals has been studied with respect to incidence angle icons/Journals/Common/alpha" ALT="alpha" ALIGN="TOP"/> i on the sample at room temperature. The A and B deflected beams do not cross each other during the icons/Journals/Common/alpha" ALT="alpha" ALIGN="TOP"/> i variation, in contrast to results and calculations previously published. The model using the Fresnel equation confirms this result. The model presented is more accurate for numerical calculation than that using the Huygens construction.

  10. Extraction-chromatographic affinage in gadolinium-153 preparation production technology

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    Melnik, M.I.; Karelin, E.A.; Kuznetsov, R.A.

    1993-12-31

    The gadolinium 153 preparation is used for production of medical gamma-sources which are applicable in bone densimeters for early diagnostics of osteoporosis. This preparation must meet strict requirements with respect to the content of europium radionuclides and specific activity. In The Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR) the gadolinium 153 is produced by neutron irradiation of Europium 151. This process is described.

  11. Spontaneous phase transitions in ferrite garnet films

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    Siryuk, Yu. A.; Bezus, A. V.

    2013-03-01

    Spontaneous phase transitions in ferrite garnet films have been studied. It has been shown that, with variations in the temperature, domain walls undergo phase transitions which cause spontaneous phase transitions in the lattice of cylindrical magnetic domains. The phase transition in a domain wall causes a spin-reorientation phase transition over the whole sample near the magnetic compensation point. The character of the phase transition in the domain wall determines the mechanism of the spin-reorientation phase transition.

  12. Garnet phosphors prepared via hydrothermal synthesis

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    Phillips, M.L.F.; Walko, R.J.; Shea, L.E.

    1996-05-01

    This project studied hydrothermal synthesis as a route to producing green-emitting cathodoluminescent phosphorus isostructural with yttrium aluminum garnet (Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12}, or YAG). Aqueous precipitation of Y, Gd, Al, Ga, and Tb salts produced amorphous gels, which were heated with water at 600 C and 3,200 bar to produce crystalline YAG:Tb, Y{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}:Tb, Y{sub 3}Al{sub 3}Ga{sub 2}O{sub 12}:Tb, and Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}:Tb powders. Process parameters were identified that yielded submicron YAG:Tb and Y{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12}:Tb powders without grinding. Cathodoluminescent efficiencies were measured as functions of power density at 600 V, using both the hydrothermal garnets and identical phosphor compositions synthesized at high temperatures. Saturation behavior was independent of synthetic technique, however, the hydrothermal phosphorus were less susceptible to damage (irreversible efficiency loss) at very high power densities (up to 0.1 W/cm{sup 2}). The fine grain sizes available with hydrothermal synthesis make it an attractive method for preparing garnet phosphorus for field emission, projection, and head-up displays.

  13. Electrospun Gallium Nitride Nanofibers (abstract)

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    Meléndez, Anamaris; Morales, Kristle; Ramos, Idalia; Campo, Eva; Santiago, Jorge J.

    2009-04-01

    The high thermal conductivity and wide bandgap of gallium nitride (GaN) are desirable characteristics in optoelectronics and sensing applications. In comparison to thin films and powders, in the nanofiber morphology the sensitivity of GaN is expected to increase as the exposed area (proportional to the length) increases. In this work we present electrospinning as a novel technique in the fabrication of GaN nanofibers. Electrospinning, invented in the 1930s, is a simple, inexpensive, and rapid technique to produce microscopically long ultrafine fibers. GaN nanofibers are produced using gallium nitrate and dimethyl-acetamide as precursors. After electrospinning, thermal decomposition under an inert atmosphere is used to pyrolyze the polymer. To complete the preparation, the nanofibers are sintered in a tube furnace under a NH3 flow. Both scanning electron microscopy and profilometry show that the process produces continuous and uniform fibers with diameters ranging from 20 to a few hundred nanometers, and lengths of up to a few centimeters. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis shows the development of GaN nanofibers with hexagonal wurtzite structure. Future work includes additional characterization using transmission electron microscopy and XRD to understand the role of precursors and nitridation in nanofiber synthesis, and the use of single nanofibers for the construction of optical and gas sensing devices.

  14. Clinical Applications of Gallium-68

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    Banerjee, Sangeeta Ray; Pomper, Martin G.

    2013-01-01

    Gallium-68 is a positron-emitting radioisotope that is produced from a 68Ge/68Ga generator. As such it is conveniently used, decoupling radiopharmacies from the need for a cyclotron on site. Gallium-68-labeled peptides have been recognized as a new class of radiopharmaceuticals showing fast target localization and blood clearance. 68Ga-DOTATOC, 8Ga-DOTATATE, 68Ga-DOTANOC, are the most prominent radiopharmaceuticals currently in use for imaging and differentiating lesions of various somatostatin receptor subtypes, overexpressed in many neuroendocrine tumors. There has been a tremendous increase in the number of clinical studies with 68Ga over the past few years around the world, including within the United States. An estimated ~10,000 scans are being performed yearly in Europe at about 100 centers utilizing 68Ga-labeled somatostatin analogs within clinical trials. Two academic sites within the US have also begun to undertake human studies. This review will focus on the clinical experience of selected, well-established and recently applied 68Ga-labeled imaging agents used in nuclear medicine. PMID:23522791

  15. Symmetry and magnetoelectric effects in garnet crystals and films

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    Popov, A. I.; Plokhov, D. I.; Zvezdin, A. K.

    2014-12-01

    The magnetoelectricity of garnets is considered by means of a symmetry and quantum mechanical combined analysis. It is shown that the magnetoelectric effect is not realized in most garnets although the necessary condition of the crystal magnetic structure antisymmetry in them is held at low temperatures. Nevertheless, the effect can be observed in some garnets as well as other odd effects, namely, the piezomagnetic effect, the magnetic field evoked piezoelectric one, etc. It is also discovered that magnetic fields can induce specific antiferroelectric structures in garnet crystals and produce electric polarization in epitaxial films. The polarization can also be caused in a bulk crystal by an inhomogeneous magnetic field.

  16. Tunable magnetic properties in ultrathin Co/garnet heterostructures

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    Pashkevich, M.; Stupakiewicz, A.; Kirilyuk, A.; Maziewski, A.; Stognij, A.; Novitskii, N.; Kimel, A.; Rasing, Th.

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate how the magnetic properties of metal/dielectric Co/yttrium iron garnet heterostructures can be engineered by both changing the garnet thickness and adding an ultrathin Co cover layer. The observed magnetization reversal process in the heterostructures is explained by both cubic and perpendicular growth-induced magnetic anisotropy of the garnet films. In particular, the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy can be strongly increased for reduced thickness. A strong influence of a 2 nm Co layer on the domain structure geometry and magnetization processes has been found for 1.8 m garnet films.

  17. Super-Si garnet exsolution kinetics denotes multistage mantle exhumation

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    Spengler, Dirk; Nishihara, Yu; Fujino, Kiyoshi

    2013-04-01

    Previous decompression experiments have shown that super-Si garnet decomposes to normal garnet + pyroxene, which supports that natural analogues (found in mantle xenoliths, diamond inclusions, peridotite massifs) record up to several hundreds of kilometre exhumation, all proposed to apply to contrasting geological scenarios including mantle convection, kimberlite magmatism and plate tectonics. To verify this proposition we used glass powder with a 'pyrolite minus olivine' composition for polycrystalline dry super-Si garnet synthesis (18 GPa, 1600 C, 2 1/3 h) and subsequent decompression (10 GPa, 1450 C, 0-12 h). All samples recovered after decompression share a coronitic texture of new grains of garnet + pyroxene that surround relic super-Si garnet. Quantified XRD spectra show transformed volumes are similar, ~40 %, that mark a rapid decrease of the transformation rate within the first minutes of the decompression runs. Fitted kinetic data does not fulfil conditions for steady nucleation and growth. The Tschermak's component of corona clinopyroxene is four times higher than that of equilibrium clinopyroxene synthesised along with each decompression experiment. Element concentration profiles (TEM EDS) and element mapping (FE-SEM EDS) across the corona microstructure show steep but discontinuous Al concentration gradients at both relic and corona garnet grain margins. Transformation rate and mineral chemistry suggest that volume diffusion (1) exceeds decompression induced initial partial breakdown of super-Si garnet and (2) will be rate limiting for exsolution to reach equilibrium. Modelled Si-Al and Si-Al-Mg interdiffusion in garnet at different water contents in combination with geological cooling rates suggests that diffusion distances exceed metamorphic garnet grain sizes of ?1 cm within the amphibolit facies, unless dry conditions apply. In contrast, mantle garnet of 1-2 cm in size may allow for up to two types of pyroxene precipitiation, depending on the garnet origin. Exsolution of diamond inclusions occurred prior to lithosphere transit, but is sensitive to internal pressure and hence kinetically difficult to interpret. We suggest that the breakdown of natural super-Si garnet forms two distinct decomposition microstructures, a corona type and a lamellae type, depending on whether diffusion distances exceed the garnet grain size or not. Diffusion distances and statistics on natural occurrences of the lamellae type decomposition microstructure comply with an origin within the SCLM during secular cooling of the Earth. Given the affinity of super-Si garnet breakdown microstructure occurrence to Archaean areas at global scale, models for craton stabilisation require the inclusion of processes that allow garnet bearing SCLM growth in the garnet peridotite stability field. Preceeding shallower stages would have erased the microstructural record.

  18. Pressure-induced diffusion in natural garnets

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    Floess, David; Vrijmoed, Johannes; Baumgartner, Lukas; Podladchikov, Yuri

    2015-04-01

    Recent efforts in metamorphic petrology suggest that significant pressure gradients exist on the grain-scale and provide tools for its quantification [1,2]. Here we propose that pressure gradients around coesite inclusions induced diffusion of major elements within garnet crystals upon exhumation. This is based on the fact that the molar mass of garnet endmembers vary between 403 and 497 g/mol, thus up to 23 %. Whiteschists from the Dora Maira Massive in the Western Alps underwent eclogite facies metamorphism (3.3-4.3 GPa, 720-780 C) during the Alpine event at 35 Ma [3]. Coesite included in garnet (py0.96gr0.02alm0.02) during the HP stage was partially transformed to quartz during the subsequent, rapid exhumation (from 3.5 to 1 GPa within 2 Ma [4]). Coesite is preserved by maintaining a high pressure on the inclusion wall due to the large volume change of the phase transition. The surface of the host garnet experiences a lower pressure controlled by the exhumation P-T path. This pressure difference should induce diffusion of major elements in the garnet surrounding the inclusion. Element distribution maps show well-defined Fe-rich, Ca-poor halos surrounding the coesite-inclusions. The observed diffusion profiles are in agreement with predictions, assuming a positive ?P around the inclusions. The results are based on thermodynamic equilibrium calculations assuming heterogeneous pressure [5]. Hence, the observed profiles are interpreted as an equilibrium state reflecting the pressure (stress) distribution within the crystal and can be used as tool to constrain the exhumation path. Understanding the effect of pressure gradients on diffusion and, alternatively, the generation of pressure due to relaxation of chemical gradients by diffusion, is crucial for interpreting P-T-t paths of zoned minerals correctly. [1] Baumgartner et al. (2010), GSA meeting Denver. [2] Taj?manov et al. (2014) CMP 32, 195-207. [3] Compagnoni & Rolfo (2003), UHP Metamorphism - EMU notes 5. [4] Rubatto & Hermann (2001), Geology 29, 3-6. [5] Vrijmoed & Podladchikov (submitted).

  19. Status of gallium-67 in tumor detector

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    Hoffer, P.

    1980-04-01

    The efficacy of gallium-67 citrate in detecting specific tumors is discussed. Tumors in which gallium-67 imaging is useful as a diagnostic tool include Hodgkin's disease, histiocystic lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, hepatoma melanoma, and leukemia. It has not been found to be effective in diagnosing head and neck tumors, gastrointestinal tumors, genitourinary tract tumors, breast tumors, and pediatric tumors. Gallium may be useful in the evaluation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular carcinoma, mesothelioma, and carcinoma of the lung. It may also be useful for determining response to treatment and prognosis in some neoplasms.

  20. The surface tension of liquid gallium

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    Hardy, S. C.

    1985-01-01

    The surface tension of liquid gallium has been measured using the sessile drop technique in an Auger spectrometer. The experimental method is described. The surface tension in mJ/sq m is found to decrease linearly with increasing temperature and may be represented as 708-0.66(T-29.8), where T is the temperature in centigrade. This result is of interest because gallium has been suggested as a model fluid for Marangoni flow experiments. In addition, the surface tension is of technological significance in the processing of compound semiconductors involving gallium.

  1. Survey of the market, supply, and availability of gallium

    SciTech Connect

    Rosi, F.D.

    1980-01-01

    The present and potential availability of gallium metal in connection with materials evaluation recommendations for satellite power systems is examined in the following areas: (1) market considerations - the present and emerging uses of gallium, as well as the consumption and price of gallium; (2) supply considerations - present sources of gallium, commercial and new methods for extracting gallium from bauxite, and summary comments; (3) methods for purifying gallium to satisfy market demands; (4) principal suppliers of gallium; and (5) gallium availability from bauxite on the basis of primary aluminum production; and bauxite production, reserves and resources. The study was based on published information as well as information derived from private communications with both major and potential suppliers and users of gallium, and with staff members at the Bureau of Mines. 16 references, 3 figures, 6 tables.

  2. Gallium-67 activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in sarcoidosis

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    Trauth, H.A.; Heimes, K.; Schubotz, R.; von Wichert, P.

    1986-01-01

    Roentgenograms and gallium-67 scans and gallium-67 counts of BAL fluid samples, together with differential cell counts, have proved to be useful in assessing activity and lung involvement in sarcoidosis. In active pulmonary sarcoidosis gallium-67 scans are usually positive. Quantitation of gallium-67 uptake in lung scans, however, may be difficult. Because gallium-67 uptake and cell counts in BAL fluid may be correlated, we set out to investigate gallium-67 activity in BAL fluid recovered from patient of different groups. Sixteen patients with recently diagnosed and untreated sarcoidosis, nine patients with healthy lungs, and five patients with CFA were studied. Gallium-67 uptake of the lung, gallium-67 activity in the lavage fluid, SACE and LACE levels, and alpha 1-AT activity were measured. Significantly more gallium-67 activity was found in BAL fluid from sarcoidosis patients than in that from CFA patients (alpha = .001) or patients with healthy lungs (alpha = .001). Gallium-67 activity in BAL fluid could be well correlated with the number of lymphocytes in BAL fluid, but poorly with the number of macrophages. Subjects with increased levels of SACE or serum alpha 1-AT showed higher lavage gallium-67 activity than did normals, but no correlation could be established. High gallium-67 activity in lavage fluid may be correlated with acute sarcoidosis or physiological deterioration; low activity denotes change for the better. The results show that gallium-67 counts in BAL fluid reflects the intensity of gallium-67 uptake and thus of activity of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

  3. Mineralogical controls on garnet composition in the cratonic mantle

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    Hill, P. J. A.; Kopylova, M.; Russell, J. K.; Cookenboo, H.

    2015-02-01

    Garnet concentrates are a rich source of geochemical information on the mantle, but the mineralogical implications of wide ranging garnet compositions are poorly understood. We model chemical reactions between mantle minerals that may buffer the Ca-Cr lherzolitic garnet trend common in the lithospheric mantle. A harzburgitic trend of garnet compositions featuring a lower increase in Cr with Ca relative to the conventional lherzolitic trend is reported for the first time. Representation of garnet chemistry in terms of additive and exchange components in the Thompson space shows that the lherzolitic and harzburgitic trends are controlled by the cation exchanges MgFeAl ↔ Ca2Cr and MgFeAl4 ↔ Ca2Cr4, respectively. Various equilibrium reactions are presented to explain the trends assuming a closed or open system mantle. The compositional variability of the natural garnets from the Canastra 8 kimberlite (Brazil) is modeled by a linear system of mass balance equations. The solution returns the reaction coefficients of products (positive values) and reactants (negative values), which are then evaluated against the observed mantle mineralogy. In the isochemical mantle, the lherzolitic trend can form in the absence of clinopyroxene, but requires the presence of spinel and reflects the thickness of the spinel-garnet transition zone. This requirement contradicts observations on natural occurrences of the trend and the thermobarometry of the host peridotites. In the preferred model of a variably depleted mantle, the lherzolitic trend critically depends on the presence of clinopyroxene. The occurrence of lherzolitic garnet compositions in harzburgite can be explained by exhaustion of clinopyroxene as a result of garnet buffering. The open system behavior of the peridotitic mantle also provides a better explanation for the harzburgitic trend in garnet compositions. In an isochemical mantle, the trend can be controlled by many possible reactions, and no single mineral is essential. In the variably depleted mantle, spinel is required to make the harzburgitic trend garnet.

  4. Nd3+-doped Ca3Ga2Ge3O12 garnet: A new optical pressure sensor

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    Rodrguez-Mendoza, U. R.; Len-Luis, S. F.; Muoz-Santiuste, J. E.; Jaque, D.; Lavn, V.

    2013-06-01

    A pressure-induced shift of the emission spectrum corresponding to the near infrared 4F3/2 ? 4I9/2 transition of Nd3+ ions in a calcium gadolinium germanium garnet was obtained in the interval from ambient conditions up to 23 GPa in order to test its suitability as an optical pressure sensor. Although several Nd3+ non-equivalent centers are present in this garnet, which complicates the assignation of the optical transitions, the R1,R2 ? Z5 transitions are unequivocally characterised and fit the requirements of an ideal optical pressure sensor. Results obtained for these emission peaks indicate large pressure coefficients of -8.8 and -10.8 cm-1 GPa-1; meanwhile, the rest of the R1,R2 ? Z1-4 emissions remain almost unchanged under pressure. This behaviour is ascribed to the influence of the crystal-field at high pressure on the Z5 Stark level of the ground state and can be easily reproduced exclusively by varying the cubic term of fourth rank of the crystal-field Hamiltonian, which accounts for the Nd3+ ions and is related to medium Nd3+-oxygen distances. These coefficients are larger than those found for the R-lines of Cr3+ in ruby, -7.56 cm-1 GPa-1, suggesting that this system may be a good candidate for a luminescence pressure sensor.

  5. Use of gadolinium chelates in MR imaging of the spine.

    PubMed

    Bradley, W G

    1997-01-01

    Spinal disease can be divided into intramedullary, extramedullary-intradural, and extradural compartments. In the cord (intramedullary compartment), gadolinium chelates are useful to diagnose primary and metastatic tumors, inflammation, and demyelination, and to evaluate syringomyelia when a Chiari I malformation is not present. In the extramedullary-intradural compartment, gadolinium chelates are useful for the diagnosis of drop metastases, meningiomas, and schwannomas. In the extradural compartment, gadolinium chelates are most useful to distinguish recurrent disc herniation from epidural fibrosis in the postoperative back and may be useful to diagnosis the soft tissue component of osseous metastases. PMID:9039592

  6. Oxidation of gallium sulfides by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans.

    PubMed

    Torma, A E

    1978-07-01

    The bacterial oxidation of naturally occurring gallium-bearing chalcopyrite concentrate and a pure synthetic gallium (III) sulfide has been investigated at pH 1.8 and 35 degree C, using an active culture of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. This oxidation process may proceed by direct or by indirect bacterial action. The highest dissolved gallium and copper concentrations were about 2.2 and 40.2 g/l, respectively. The order of the specific rate of oxygen uptake by T. ferrooxidans in approximately CuFES2 greater than or equal to gallium-bearing CuFeS2 greater than FeS2 greater than Cu2S greater than Cu2S greater than Ga2S3. PMID:28175

  7. Radiochemical separation of gallium by amalgam exchange

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    Ruch, R.R.

    1969-01-01

    An amalgam-exchange separation of radioactive gallium from a number of interfering radioisotopes has been developed. A dilute (ca. 0.3%) gallium amalgam is agitated with a slightly acidic solution of 72Ga3+ containing concentrations of sodium thiocyanate and either perchlorate or chloride. The amalgam is then removed and the radioactive gallium stripped by agitation with dilute nitric acid. The combined exchange yield of the perchlorate-thiocyanate system is 90??4% and that of the chloride-thiocyanate system is 75??4%. Decontamination yields of most of the 11 interfering isotopes studied were less than 0.02%. The technique is applicable for use with activation analysis for the determination of trace amounts of gallium. ?? 1969.

  8. Recovery of gallium from aluminum industry residues

    SciTech Connect

    Carvalho, M.S.; Neto, K.C.M.; Nobrega, A.W.; Medeiros, J.A.

    2000-01-01

    A procedure is proposed to recover gallium from flue dust aluminum residues produced in plants by using solid-phase extraction with a commercial polyether-type polyurethane foam (PUF). Gallium can be separated from high concentrations of aluminum, iron, nickel, titanium, vanadium, copper, zinc, sulfate, fluoride, and chloride by extraction with PUF from 3 M sulfuric acid and 3 M sodium chloride concentration medium with at least a 92% efficiency. Gallium backextraction was fast and quantitative with ethanol solution. In all recovery steps commercial-grade reagents could be used, including tap water. The recovered gallium was precipitated with sodium hydroxide solution, purified by dissolution and precipitation, calcinated, and the final oxide was 98.6% pure.

  9. Removal of gadolinium nitrate from heavy water

    SciTech Connect

    Wilde, E.W.

    2000-03-22

    Work was conducted to develop a cost-effective process to purify 181 55-gallon drums containing spent heavy water moderator (D2O) contaminated with high concentrations of gadolinium nitrate, a chemical used as a neutron poison during former nuclear reactor operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS). These drums also contain low level radioactive contamination, including tritium, which complicates treatment options. Presently, the drums of degraded moderator are being stored on site. It was suggested that a process utilizing biological mechanisms could potentially lower the total cost of heavy water purification by allowing the use of smaller equipment with less product loss and a reduction in the quantity of secondary waste materials produced by the current baseline process (ion exchange).

  10. Development of gallium arsenide solar cells

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    The potential of ion implantation as a means of developing gallium arsenide solar cells with high efficiency performance was investigated. Computer calculations on gallium arsenide cell characteristics are presented to show the effects of surface recombination, junction space-charge recombination, and built-in fields produced by nonuniform doping of the surface region. The fabrication technology is summarized. Electrical and optical measurements on samples of solar cells are included.

  11. Generator for gallium-68 and compositions obtained therefrom

    DOEpatents

    Neirinckx, Rudi D. (Medfield, MA); Davis, Michael A. (Westwood, MA)

    1981-01-01

    A generator for obtaining radioactive gallium-68 from germanium-68 bound in a resin containing unsubstituted phenolic hydroxyl groups. The germanium-68 is loaded into the resin from an aqueous solution of the germanium-68. A physiologically acceptable solution of gallium-68 having an activity of 0.1 to 50 millicuries per milliliter of gallium-68 solution is obtained. The solution is obtained from the bound germanium-68 which forms gallium-68 in situ by eluting the column with a hydrochloric acid solution to form an acidic solution of gallium-68. The acidic solution of gallium-68 can be neutralized.

  12. Interface Engineering of Garnet Solid Electrolytes

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    Cheng, Lei

    Solid lithium ion conductors represent a promising class of materials for next generation high energy density batteries, with the potential for enabling use of high capacity Li metal anodes and providing opportunities for novel lithium-free cathode materials. However, highly resistive interfaces stymie their practical use. This urgent scientific challenge requires mechanistic understanding of ion transport at interfaces, as well as development of novel processes to achieve low interfacial resistances. The goal of this PhD dissertation was to generate fundamental understandings of garnet-structured Al substituted Li7La3Zr2O 12 (LLZO) electrolyte surfaces and interfaces with lithium metal electrodes. Specifically in this research, the topmost surface microstructure, local chemical environment, and surface chemistry were carefully studied. The ceramic processing of garnet is discussed and ways to control the sintering behavior and microstructures were explored and successfully demonstrated. Factors contributing to high interfacial resistance were systematically studied. The source of the high interfacial impedance has been traced to the presence of Li2CO 3 on pellet surfaces resulting from air exposure after processing. In addition, it was discovered that surface grain boundaries are surprisingly fast ion transport pathways and surface microstructure is critically important to lithium ion transport at interfaces. Complex homo- and heterostructured LLZO solid electrolytes with controllable surface and bulk microstructures were successfully fabricated, which allowed the comparison and separation of the contribution from the surface and the bulk. Engineered pellet surfaces allowed us to achieve the lowest interfacial resistance ever reported for this composition, resulting in significantly improved cycling behavior. Lastly, it was found that LLZO surfaces can be effectively stabilized under air exposure conditions, preventing Li2CO3 formation and maintaining low interfacial resistances. This opens new opportunities for garnet solid electrolyte in practical applications.

  13. Garnet and pyroxene compositions in some diamondiferous eclogites

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    Reid, A. M.; Brown, R. W.; Dawson, J. B.; Whitfield, G. G.; Siebert, J. C.

    1976-01-01

    Analyses are reported for garnet and pyroxene from 17 eclogites that contain diamond. The garnets contain small but significant contents of Na, Ti and P and the pyroxenes contain traces of K. The diamond-bearing eclogites do not constitute a unique compositional group but show a range of mineral compositions consistent with a very high P-T environment.

  14. The Garnet to Majorite Transformation in Mafic Compositions

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    Xirouchakis, D.; Draper, David S.; Agee, C. B.

    2002-01-01

    The garnet to majorite transformation in mafic compositions is controlled by bulk composition and the presence of silicate melt, clinopyroxene, and silicate perovskite as well as pressure. Thus, the use of empirical geobarometers based on garnet Si(4+) and/or [Al(3+) +/- Cr(3+)] (p.f.u) seems unjustified. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  15. Imaging Domains In Magnetic Garnets By Use Of TSMFM

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    Katti, Romney R.; Wu, Jiin-Chuan; Stadler, Henry L.; Rice, Paul

    1994-01-01

    Tunneling-stabilized magnetic-force microscopy (TSMFM) demonstrated to yield images of magnetic domains in low-coercivity magnetic garnets with perpendicular anisotropy. Ability to generate images of domain walls and minute vertical Bloch lines aids study of vertical-Bloch-line magnetic memory devices that contain garnets. TSMFM provides desired resolution because its resolution not limited by diffraction.

  16. Garnet megacrysts of the Williams diatremes, north-central Montana.

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    McGee, E.S.

    1986-01-01

    The physical characteristics of garnet megacrysts from the Williams diatremes are described, analysed and compared with other garnet megacryst suites. The only correlation found between the physical characteristics and the composition of the megacrysts related deep-red colour to high Cr content.-J.A.Z.

  17. Very high-pressure orogenic garnet peridotites.

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    Liou, J G; Zhang, R Y; Ernst, W G

    2007-05-29

    Mantle-derived garnet peridotites are a minor component in many very high-pressure metamorphic terranes that formed during continental subduction and collision. Some of these mantle rocks contain trace amounts of zircon and micrometer-sized inclusions. The constituent minerals exhibit pre- and postsubduction microstructures, including polymorphic transformation and mineral exsolution. Experimental, mineralogical, petrochemical, and geochronological characterizations using novel techniques with high spatial, temporal, and energy resolutions are resulting in unexpected discoveries of new phases, providing better constraints on deep mantle processes. PMID:17519341

  18. Dynamic domains in ferrit-garnet film

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    Kandaurova, G. S.; Sviderskiy, A. E.

    1992-03-01

    Regular dynamic domain structures originate under the influence of an external variable magnetic field of amplitude higher than the static saturation field at a frequence ? 10 4 Hz in a ferrit-garnet film. Dynamic domains can be in the form of a system of concentric rings expanding from the centre with proper frequence ? 10 Hz. In our opinion it is a result of a self-organization process in the system of magnetic domains. This phenomenon we named Leading centre in an anger state of the multi-domain medium.

  19. Very high-pressure orogenic garnet peridotites

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    Liou, J. G.; Zhang, R. Y.; Ernst, W. G.

    2007-01-01

    Mantle-derived garnet peridotites are a minor component in many very high-pressure metamorphic terranes that formed during continental subduction and collision. Some of these mantle rocks contain trace amounts of zircon and micrometer-sized inclusions. The constituent minerals exhibit pre- and postsubduction microstructures, including polymorphic transformation and mineral exsolution. Experimental, mineralogical, petrochemical, and geochronological characterizations using novel techniques with high spatial, temporal, and energy resolutions are resulting in unexpected discoveries of new phases, providing better constraints on deep mantle processes. PMID:17519341

  20. Chemistry and mineralogy of garnet pyroxenites from Sabah, Malaysia

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    Morgan, B.A.

    1974-01-01

    Garnet pyroxenites and corundum-garnet amphibolites from the Dent peninsula of eastern Sabah (North Borneo) occur as blocks in a slump breccia deposit of late Miocene age. The earliest formed minerals include pyrope-almandine garnet, tschermakitic augite, pargasite, and rutile. Cumulate textures are present in two of the six specimens studied. The earlier fabric has been extensively brecciated and partly replaced by plagioclase, ilmenite, and a fibrous amphibole. The bulk composition and mineralogy of these rocks are similar to those of garnet pyroxenite lenses within ultramafic rocks. Estimated temperature and pressure for the origin of the Sabah garnet pyroxenites is 850??150?? C and 19??4 kbar. ?? 1974 Springer-Verlag.

  1. Gadolinium-DTPA enhancement of lung radiation fibrosis

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    Werthmuller, W.C.; Schiebler, M.L.; Whaley, R.A.; Mauro, M.A.; McCartney, W.H. )

    1989-11-01

    Gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) enhancement of radiation-induced apical pulmonary fibrosis was observed in two patients previously treated for breast cancer. In one case the fibrosis was biopsied twice, with no change in its CT appearance over 3 years. Gadolinium-DTPA may enhance benign apical fibrosis after radiation therapy and should not, in and of itself, be used as evidence of recurrent malignancy.

  2. Synthesis and characterization of charge-substituted garnets YCaLnGa{sub 5}O{sub 12} (Ln = Ce,Pr,Tb)

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    Gramsch, S.A. |; Morss, L.R.

    1993-09-01

    A low temperature method is described for the preparation of the new garnet compounds YCaLnGa{sub 5}O{sub l2} (Ln=Ce, Pr, Th). In this set of compounds (Ca{sup 2+} + Ln{sup 4+}) replaces 2 Y{sup 3+} in the parent gallium based garnet Y{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub l2} in order to stabilize as effectively as possible the Ln{sup 4+} species in the eight-coordinate ``A`` site of the garnet structure. Characterization of the oxides by x-ray powder diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis is discussed with regard to the structural relationship of the substituted compound to the parent material. The tetravalent ions Pr{sup 4+} and Tb{sup 4+} exhibit increased thermal stability in reducing conditions as compared to the Ln{sup 4+} states in the fluorite (LnO{sub 2}) and perovskite (BaLnO{sub 3}) type structures. This result is discussed with reference to the complex crystal chemistry of these systems.

  3. Colloidal transport on magnetic garnet films.

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    Tierno, Pietro; Sagus, Francesc; Johansen, Tom H; Fischer, Thomas M

    2009-11-14

    This article reports several recent discoveries related to the controlled transport of paramagnetic colloidal particles above magnetic garnet films. The garnet films are thin uniaxial ferromagnetic films in which ferromagnetic domains can be organized into symmetric patterns consisting of stripes or bubbles and generate strong local magnetic field gradients. Application of an external homogeneous magnetic field on a larger scale compared to the spatial periodicity of the magnetic pattern in the film modulates the potential generated at its surface and induces the controlled motion of colloidal particles placed above the film. Several novel dynamical regimes are observed and reported, from localized trajectories to direct particle transport, depending on the geometry of the underlying magnetic pattern and on the parameters, which control the external driving field, such as frequency, strength and direction. Moreover, we show that this strategy allows separation and sorting of bi-disperse particle systems based on the particle size as well as the transport of chemical or biological cargoes attached to the colloidal carriers. Controlled transport of micro-sized cargoes (chemical or biological) by colloidal particle carriers in a microfluidic environment can bring significant contributions in several fields from targeted drug delivery to the realization of precise fluid-based micro-scale devices. PMID:19851538

  4. ESCA studies of yttrium aluminum garnets

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    Pawlak, D.A.; Wozniak, K.; Frukacz, Z.; Barr, T.L.; Fiorentino, D.; Seal, S.

    1999-03-04

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) has been employed to investigate pure single crystals and powdered samples of yttrium aluminum garnet, Y{sub 3}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} (YAG), and YAG crystals doped with several rare earth elements (Ln = Pr, Er, Ho, Tm) and a transition metal (Cr). Core level XPS peak shapes of the main elements forming the garnet structure can be rationalized due to different structural environments of particular ions modified by doping. The change of dopant oxidation state also results in variation of XPS peaks and helps to identify the sites in which it takes place. Single-crystal and powder samples give different XPS spectra. Possible sources of these differences are discussed. Similarities and differences between simple and mixed oxides are shown. The structure of YAG suggests the presence of only one independent oxygen ion; however the O(1s) spectra of all YAG systems exhibit two readily discerned peaks. An explanation for this dichotomy is discussed, involving the possible polarization of the oxygen valence electron density between the aluminum and yttrium. Alternative explanations are also considered.

  5. Controlled Electrochemical Deformation of Liquid-Phase Gallium.

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    Chrimes, Adam F; Berean, Kyle J; Mitchell, Arnan; Rosengarten, Gary; Kalantar-Zadeh, Kourosh

    2016-02-17

    Pure gallium is a soft metal with a low temperature melting point of 29.8 C. This low melting temperature can potentially be employed for creating optical components with changeable configurations on demand by manipulating gallium in its liquid state. Gallium is a smooth and highly reflective metal that can be readily maneuvered using electric fields. These features allow gallium to be used as a reconfigurable optical reflector. This work demonstrates the use of gallium for creating reconfigurable optical reflectors manipulated through the use of electric fields when gallium is in a liquid state. The use of gallium allows the formed structures to be frozen and preserved as long as the temperature of the metal remains below its melting temperature. The lens can be readily reshaped by raising the temperature above the melting point and reapplying an electric field to produce a different curvature of the gallium reflector. PMID:26820807

  6. Window structure for passivating solar cells based on gallium arsenide

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    Barnett, Allen M. (Inventor)

    1985-01-01

    Passivated gallium arsenide solar photovoltaic cells with high resistance to moisture and oxygen are provided by means of a gallium arsenide phosphide window graded through its thickness from arsenic rich to phosphorus rich.

  7. Gallium-67 scanning for malignant melanoma

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    Kagan, R.; Witt, T.; Bines, S.; Mesleh, G.; Economou, S.

    1988-01-15

    Melanoma is characterized by a tendency to metastasize widely throughout the body and its relative affinity for gallium-67. Because of the ability of this nuclide to image tumor sites in numerous organ systems, it has been used to detect metastases in patients with malignant melanoma. The effectiveness of this technique, however, has been controversial. This article documents the retrospective analysis of results from 296 gallium-67 scintiscans from 222 patients with melanoma. Patients were placed in two groups. The low suspicion group (148 patients undergoing 191 scans) consisted of patients with no evidence of disease; the gallium scans were performed solely for screening purposes. There were 175 true-negative scans, nine true-positive scans (eight of the nine were positive only at the untreated primary site), three false-negative scans, and four false-positive scans. Therefore, in only one patient (0.5%) did a screening gallium scan reveal disease that was not expected. The high suspicion group (85 patients undergoing 105 scans) consisted of patients with established evidence of metastatic disease; the gallium scan was performed to confirm those findings and to search for involvement of other organ systems. Of these scans, ten were true-negative, 73 true-positive, 21 false-negative, and one false-positive. In this group the 20% false-negative results indicate that gallium scanning is considerably less sensitive than the combination of clinical and standard radiographic assessment. It was concluded that gallium-67 scintiscanning of patients with melanoma, whether for screening or evaluation of patients with known metastases, provides little information that affects clinical staging or therapeutic design. Therefore, the technique is of limited value for routinely investigating the extent of disease.

  8. Speciation of scandium and gallium in soil.

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    Połedniok, Justyna

    2008-09-01

    A method for the speciation of scandium and gallium in soil has been developed. The sequential extraction scheme of Tessier et al. for heavy metals was examined for the scandium and gallium separation. The regents proposed by Tessier were used for the extraction, and only for the residual fraction the HClO4 was replaced with H2SO4. The optimum conditions for leaching scandium and gallium from the soil were chosen for each fraction. Very sensitive, spectrophotometric methods based on the mixed complexes of Sc(III) and Ga(III) with Chrome Azurol S and benzyldodecyldimethylammonium bromide were applied for the scandium and gallium determination after their separation by solvent extraction. 100% mesityl oxide and a 0.5M solution of 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone in xylene were chosen for the extraction of scandium and butyl acetate was selected for gallium. Soil samples from two different regions of Poland were the object of this research. The content of scandium and gallium found in the individual fractions of Upper Silesia soil (industrial region) was [in microgg(-1)] Sc: I, 1.52; II, 0.53; III, 7.78; IV, 1.79; V, 0.20; Ga: I, 24.7; III, 29.2; IV, 35.4; V, 6.9. In Podlasie soil (agricultural region), the content of both elements was clearly lower. The total content of scandium and gallium in the five soil fractions was in good correlation with the total content of these elements in the soils found after HF-H2SO4 digestion. Analysis using the ICP-OES method gave comparable results. PMID:18653213

  9. Gadolinium-153 as a brachytherapy isotope

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    Enger, Shirin A.; Fisher, Darrell R.; Flynn, Ryan T.

    2013-02-01

    The purpose of this work was to present the fundamental dosimetric characteristics of a hypothetical 153Gd brachytherapy source using the AAPM TG-43U1 dose-calculation formalism. Gadolinium-153 is an intermediate-energy isotope that emits 40-100 keV photons with a half-life of 242 days. The rationale for considering 153Gd as a brachytherapy source is for its potential of patient specific shielding and to enable reduced personnel shielding requirements relative to 192Ir, and as an isotope for interstitial rotating shield brachytherapy (I-RSBT). A hypothetical 153Gd brachytherapy source with an active core of 0.84 mm diameter, 10 mm length and specific activity of 5.55 TBq of 153Gd per gram of Gd was simulated with Geant4. The encapsulation material was stainless steel with a thickness of 0.08 mm. The radial dose function, anisotropy function and photon spectrum in water were calculated for the 153Gd source. The simulated 153Gd source had an activity of 242 GBq and a dose rate in water 1 cm off axis of 13.12 Gy h-1, indicating that it would be suitable as a low-dose-rate or pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy source. The beta particles emitted have low enough energies to be absorbed in the source encapsulation. Gadolinium-153 has an increasing radial dose function due to multiple scatter of low-energy photons. Scattered photon dose takes over with distance from the source and contributes to the majority of the absorbed dose. The anisotropy function of the 153Gd source decreases at low polar angles, as a result of the long active core. The source is less anisotropic at polar angles away from the longitudinal axes. The anisotropy function increases with increasing distance. The 153Gd source considered would be suitable as an intermediate-energy low-dose-rate or pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy source. The source could provide a means for I-RSBT delivery and enable brachytherapy treatments with patient specific shielding and reduced personnel shielding requirements relative to 192Ir.

  10. Preparation and characterization of nanodispersions of yttria, yttrium aluminium garnet and lutetium aluminium garnet.

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    Bredol, Michael; Micior, Joanna

    2013-07-15

    Refractory and chemically inert nanoparticulate solids like yttria, yttrium aluminium garnet or lutetium aluminium garnet are notoriously difficult to disperse in aqueous solution, although such dispersions might prove useful for 2D- and 3D-printing, deposition of films or other shaping procedures for ceramic green bodies. This work reports on experiments to prepare such dispersions from nanopowders, using a range of selected carboxylic acids as ligands for electrostatic charging and stabilization of the various nanomaterials. The assessment of the system properties achieved combines ?-potential and viscosity (flow curve) measurements in the resulting colloidal systems. Calculations of the molecular electrostatic potential of the ligands were used to correlate the molecular structure of the ligands and their capability to dock to the surface of the solid particles. The colloid chemical data received have then been interpreted on this background; citric acid and polyacrylic acid have been identified as the most attractive dispersants. PMID:23643249

  11. 40 CFR 721.10391 - Copper gallium indium selenide.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Copper gallium indium selenide. 721... Substances § 721.10391 Copper gallium indium selenide. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as copper gallium indium selenide (PMN...

  12. 40 CFR 721.10391 - Copper gallium indium selenide.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Copper gallium indium selenide. 721... Substances § 721.10391 Copper gallium indium selenide. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as copper gallium indium selenide (PMN...

  13. 40 CFR 721.10391 - Copper gallium indium selenide.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Copper gallium indium selenide. 721... Substances § 721.10391 Copper gallium indium selenide. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as copper gallium indium selenide (PMN...

  14. Gallium Zeolites for Light Paraffin Aromatization

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    Price, G.L.; Dooley, K.M.

    1999-02-10

    The primary original goal of this project was to investigate the active state of gallium-containing MFI catalysts for light paraffin aromatization, in particular the state of gallium in the active material. Our original hypothesis was that the most active and selective materials were those which contained gallium zeolitic cations, and that previously reported conditions for the activation of gallium-containing catalysts served to create these active centers. We believed that in high silica materials such as MFI, ion-exchange is most effectively accomplished with metals in their 1+ oxidation state, both because of the sparsity of the anionic ion-exchange sites associated with the zeolite, and because the large hydration shells associated with aqueous 3+ cations hinder transport. Metals such as Ga which commonly exist in higher oxidation states need to be reduced to promote ion-exchange and this is the reason that reduction of gallium-containing catalysts for light paraffin aromatization often yields a dramatic enhancement in catalytic activity. We have effectively combined reduction with ion-exchange and we term this combined process ''reductive solid-state ion-exchange''. Our hypothesis has largely been proven true, and a number of the papers we have published directly address this hypothesis.

  15. Thermal diffusivity of garnets at high temperature

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    Hofmeister, Anne M.

    2006-03-01

    Thermal diffusivity ( D) of garnets with diverse chemical compositions was measured using the laser-flash technique, which is accurate (2%) and isolates the lattice component from direct radiative transfer. Temperatures ranged from ~290 to ~1,600 K (unless limited by melting). Seven synthetic (e.g., YAG, GGG) and 15 natural garnets with two types of ionic substitution [Ca3(Fe,Al)2Si3O12 and (Mg,Fe,Ca)3Al2Si3O12] and varying amounts of OH- were examined. Cation substitution or hydroxyl incorporation lowers D from end-member values. Thermal diffusivity is constant once the temperature ( T) exceeds a critical value ( T sat) of ~1,100 to 1,500 K. From ~290 K to T sat, the measurements are best represented by 1/ D=A+B T+C T 2 where A, B, and C are constants. These constants vary little among diverse chemical compositions, suggesting that the oxygen sublattice controls heat transport. Higher order terms are needed only when T sat is low, such as Ant Hill garnet wherein 1/ D=0.049403+0.0032299 T-2.3992 T 210-6+6.0168 T 310-10(1/ D in s/mm2; T in K). The mean free path (?, computed from D and sound velocities) is slightly larger than the lattice parameter above T sat, in accord with phonon-phonon interactions requiring non-localized modes. At most temperatures, ? is nm-sized. Large values of ? are obtained by extrapolation to a few Kelvins, suggesting that boundary scattering can only be important at extremely cold temperatures. The observed behavior with T and chemical composition is consistent with the damped harmonic oscillator model. Phonon transport is best represented by inverse thermal diffusivity wherein 1/ D goes as T n where n is between 1 and 3 up to ~200 K, depends on a quadratic or cubic polynomial at moderate T, but is constant above T sat. The predicted and observed temperature response of 1/ D mimics the well-known form for heat capacity, in that acoustic modes control heat transport near cryogenic temperatures, optic phonons dominate above ambient temperature, and a limit analogous to that of Dulong and Petit is reached at very high temperature, due to full population of discrete phonon states.

  16. Nonaqueous Synthesis of Gadolinium and Neodymium Nanoparticles

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    Fukuda, R.; Castro, M.; Ho, P.-C.; Attar, S.; Golden, M.; Margosan, D.

    2014-03-01

    Nanoparticles are of great interest due to their magnetic properties, such as superparamagnetism, that are not exhibited by their bulk counterparts. Gd and Nd are being tested by applying the reverse micelle method. The reverse micelle method consists of using a surfactant with a large nonpolar solvent to polar solvent ratio to form spherical cages that control the size of the products. Many studies involving the reverse micelle method employ water as the polar solvent. Since Gd and Nd are highly reactive to water, methanol is used as a replacement with hexane or heptane as the nonpolar solvent. Gadolinium chloride or neodymium nitrate are reduced using sodium borohydride after the reverse micelles encapsulate the rare earth compound. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscopy show small, spherical clusters with diameters in the micron range. Higher magnification of the SEM melted the clusters, even after cooling the sample to 87 K. The sample was coated with Pt to prevent melting. Energy dispersive x-ray measurements were conducted to find the chemical composition of the clusters, but the sample signals were too small to make a conclusion. Future growths will use the surfactant DDAB instead of AOT since DDAB is more stable when examined with SEM. Research at California State University-Fresno is supported by NSF DMR-1104544.

  17. Gadolinium as a neutron capture therapy agent.

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    Shih, J L; Brugger, R M

    1992-01-01

    The clinical results of treating brain tumors with boron neutron capture therapy are very encouraging. Researchers around the world are once again making efforts to develop this therapeutic modality. Gadolinium-157 is one of the nuclides that holds interesting properties of being a neutron capture therapy agent. It is estimated that tumor concentrations of up to 300 micrograms 157 Gd/g tumor can be achieved in brain tumors with some MRI contrast agents such as Gd-DTPA and Gd-DOTA, and up to 800 micrograms 157 Gd/g tumor can be established in bone tumors with Gd-EDTMP. Monte Carlo calculations indicate that with 250 ppm of 157Gd in tumor, neutron capture therapy can deliver 2000 cGy to a tumor of 2-cm diameter or larger with 5 x 10(12) n/cm2 of thermal neutron fluence at the tumor. Dose measurements with films and TLDs in phantoms verified these calculations. More extended Monte Carlo calculations demonstrate that neutron capture therapy with Gd possesses comparable dose distribution to B neutron capture therapy. With 5 x 10(12) n/cm2 thermal neutrons at the tumor, Auger electrons from the Gd produced an optical density enhancement on films that is similar to the effect caused by about 300 cGy of Gd prompt gamma dose and may further enhance the therapeutic effects. PMID:1508113

  18. Gadolinium Solubility in Peralkaline Borosilicate Glasses

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    Li, Liyu; Li, Hong; Qian, Maoxu; Strachan, Denis M.

    2001-05-03

    Lanthanide-containing glasses, commonly used for optical and laser applications, are also important in the vitrification of actinide-bearing radioactive wastes. In order to study the effect of glass composition on the solubility of gadolinium, 25 peralkaline (Na/Al >1) borosilicate glasses were studied. Above Gd solubility, liquid-liquid phase separation was found in the glasses with Na/B less than 0.5; and in the glasses with Na/B more than 0.5, crystallization was found. For the samples from which liquid-liquid phase separation was observed, Gd solubility was mostly decided by the concentration of excess Na (e.g. Na-Al). Increasing excess Na will increase Gd solubility. For the samples from which crystallization was observed, Gd solubility was decided by the concentration of B, Si, and Al. Increasing B and Si will increase Gd solubility, but increasing Al will decrease Gd solubility. The solution mechanism of Gd in peralkaline borosilicate glasses is also discussed.

  19. Studies of narrow autoionizing resonances in gadolinium

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    Bushaw, Bruce A.; Nortershauser, W.; Blaum, K.; Wendt, Klaus

    2003-06-30

    The autoionization (AI) spectrum of gadolinium between the first and second limits has been investigated by triple-resonance excitation with high-resolution cw lasers. A large number of narrow AI resonances have been observed and assigned total angular momentum J values. The resonances are further divided into members of AI Rydberg series converging to the second limit or other ''interloping'' levels. Fine structure in the Rydberg series has been identified and interpreted in terms of Jc j coupling. A number of detailed studies have been performed on the interloping resonances: These include lifetime determination by lineshape analysis, isotope shifts, hyperfine structure, and photoionization saturation parameters. The electronic structure of the interloping levels is discussed in terms of these studies. Linewidths generally decrease with increasing total angular momentum and the J = 7 resonances are extremely narrow with Lorentzian widths ranging from < 1 MHz up to 157 MHz. The strongest resonances are found to have cross-sections of {approx}10-12 cm{sup 2} and photoionization can be saturated with powers available from cw diode lasers.

  20. Garnet melt viscosity, surface tension and drainage

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    Luther, L. C.

    1986-01-01

    Good surface morphology and layer uniformity of LPE-grown Bi YIG films are favored by fast melt removal after growth. Three flux modifying oxides: MoO3, V2O3, and WO3 are compared with respect to their effect on viscosity, surface tension and melt drainage. All three oxides increased the viscosities of Bi-garnet melts, but the viscosities and drainage times of V2O3 and MoO3 modified melts were smaller than those of WO3 modified melts. The liquid-gas surface tension was found to be temperature independent. The drainage process was strongly temperature dependent, 40 to 60 kcal/mol, whereas the viscosities of melts had activation energies of 11 to 16 kcal/mol. Contact angles of 16 + or - 2 deg were measured on frozen melt drops.

  1. Garnet melt viscosity, surface tension and drainage

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    Luther, L. C.

    1986-06-01

    Good surface morphology and layer uniformity of LPE-grown Bi YIG films are favored by fast melt removal after growth. Three flux modifying oxides: MoO3, V2O3, and WO3 are compared with respect to their effect on viscosity, surface tension and melt drainage. All three oxides increased the viscosities of Bi-garnet melts, but the viscosities and drainage times of V2O3 and MoO3 modified melts were smaller than those of WO3 modified melts. The liquid-gas surface tension was found to be temperature independent. The drainage process was strongly temperature dependent, 40 to 60 kcal/mol, whereas the viscosities of melts had activation energies of 11 to 16 kcal/mol. Contact angles of 16 + or - 2 deg were measured on frozen melt drops.

  2. Thermochromism in yttrium iron garnet compounds.

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    Serier-Brault, Hélène; Thibault, Lucile; Legrain, Magalie; Deniard, Philippe; Rocquefelte, Xavier; Leone, Philippe; Perillon, Jean-Luc; Le Bris, Stéphanie; Waku, Jean; Jobic, Stéphane

    2014-12-01

    Polycrystalline yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12, hereafter labeled YIG) has been synthesized by solid-state reaction, characterized by X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and UV-vis-NIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and its optical properties from room temperature (RT) to 300 °C are discussed. Namely, its greenish color at RT is assigned to an O(2-) → Fe(3+) ligand-to-metal charge transfer at 2.57 eV coupled with d-d transitions peaking at 1.35 and 2.04 eV. When the temperature is raised, YIG displays a marked thermochromic effect; i.e., the color changes continuously from greenish to brownish, which offers opportunities for potential application as a temperature indicator for everyday uses. The origin of the observed thermochromism is assigned to a gradual red shift of the ligand-to-metal charge transfer with temperature while the positioning in energy of the d-d transitions is almost unaltered. Attempts to achieve more saturated colors via doping (e.g., Al(3+), Ga(3+), Mn(3+), ...) remained unsuccessful except for chromium. Indeed, Y3Fe5O12:Cr samples exhibit at RT the same color than the undoped garnet at 200 °C. The introduction of Cr(3+) ions strongly impacts the color of the Y3Fe5O12 parent either by an inductive effect or, more probably, by a direct effect on the electronic structure of the undoped material with formation of a midgap state. PMID:25382733

  3. Terbium photoluminescence in yttrium aluminum garnet xerogels

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    Maliarevich, G. K.; Gaponenko, N. V. Mudryi, A. V.; Drozdov, Yu. N.; Stepikhova, M. V.; Stepanova, E. A.

    2009-02-15

    Based on a colloidal solution containing terbium, yttrium, and aluminum metal ions, a powder was synthesized and films of terbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet Tb{sub 0.15}Y{sub 2.85}Al{sub 5}O{sub 12} were grown on single-crystal silicon and porous anodic alumina. Annealing of the sample in a temperature range from 200-1100 deg. C results in an increase in the photoluminescence intensity in the wavelength range from 480-640 nm, which is caused by Tb{sup 3+} ion intra-atomic transitions {sup 5}D{sub 4}{sup {yields}}{sup 7}F{sub j} (j = 3, 4, 5, 6). Annealing at 900 deg. C and higher temperatures gives rise to low-intensity photoluminescence bands in the region of 667 and 681 nm, which correspond to transitions {sup 5}D{sub 4}{sup {yields}}{sup 7}F{sub 0}, {sup 5}D{sub 4}{sup {yields}}{sup 7}F{sub 1}, and room-temperature Stark term splitting, which suggests the existence of a crystalline environment of Tb{sup 3+} ions. The FWHM of spectral lines in the region of 543 nm decreases from {approx}10 to {approx}(2-3) nm as the xerogel annealing temperature is increased from 700 to 900 deg. C and higher. Three bands with maxima at 280, 330, and 376 nm, which correspond to Tb{sup 3+} ion transitions {sup 7}F{sub 6}{sup {yields}}{sup 5}I{sub 8}, {sup 5}L{sub 6}, {sup 5}G{sub 6}, {sup 5}D{sub 3}, are observed in the photoluminescence excitation spectra of the studied structures for the emission wavelength at 543 nm. X-ray diffraction detected the formation of a crystalline phase for a terbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet powder after annealing at 1100 deg. C.

  4. Use of a Mixture of Gadolinium and Iodinated Contrast for Angiography

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    Badiola, Carlos M.

    2004-03-15

    The purpose of this study was to determine if the image quality of gadolinium digital subtraction angiography (DSA) can be improved by the addition of small quantities of iodinated contrast to gadolinium. The optical density (OD) of a mixture of four parts gadolinium-based contrast to one part iodinated contrast was measured through a phantom study and compared to that of full-strength gadolinium, full strength iodinated contrast, and a 20% solution of iodinated contrast. We also compared the clinical image quality of the mixture of gadolinium-based contrast and iodinated contrast relative to full-strength gadolinium and full strength iodinated contrast during DSA. The DSA image quality of the gadolinium-iodinated contrast mixture was significantly improved relative to images obtained with full-strength gadolinium and compared favorably to that obtained with full-strength iodinated contrast. The phantom data showed that the OD of the gadolinium-iodinated contrast mixture was much greater than that of full strength gadolinium and the 20% iodinated contrast solution. The increase in OD was greater than that expected from a simple additive effect of the OD of the contrast agents. Adding a small amount of iodinated contrast to gadolinium results in a significant improvement in the radiographic density and DSA image quality of gadolinium. This simple technique appears to overcome one of the major limitations of gadolinium-based angiography-poor radiographic density-while continuing to minimize the volume of administered iodinated contrast.

  5. PARTITIONING OF GADOLINIUM IN THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING CELL

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    Reboul, S.; Best, D.; Stone, M.; Click, D.

    2011-04-27

    A combination of short-term beaker tests and longer-duration Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) simulations were performed to investigate the relative partitioning behaviors of gadolinium and iron under conditions applicable to the Chemical Processing Cell (CPC). The testing was performed utilizing non-radioactive simple Fe-Gd slurries, non-radioactive Sludge Batch 6 simulant slurries, and a radioactive real-waste slurry representative of Sludge Batch 7 material. The testing focused on the following range of conditions: (a) Fe:Gd ratios of 25-100; (b) pH values of 2-6; (c) acidification via addition of nitric, formic, and glycolic acids; (d) temperatures of {approx}93 C and {approx}22 C; and (e) oxalate concentrations of <100 mg/kg and {approx}10,000 mg/kg. The purpose of the testing was to provide data for assessing the potential use of gadolinium as a supplemental neutron poison when dispositioning excess plutonium. Understanding of the partitioning behavior of gadolinium in the CPC was the first step in assessing gadolinium's potential applicability. Significant fractions of gadolinium partitioned to the liquid-phase at pH values of 4.0 and below, regardless of the Fe:Gd ratio. In SRAT simulations targeting nitric and formic acid additions of 150% acid stoichiometry, the pH dropped to a minimum of 3.5-4.0, and the maximum fractions of gadolinium and iron partitioning to solution were both {approx}20%. In contrast, in a SRAT simulation utilizing a nitric and formic acid addition under atypical conditions (due to an anomalously low insoluble solids content), the pH dropped to a minimum of 3.7, and the maximum fractions of gadolinium and iron partitioning to solution were {approx}60% and {approx}70%, respectively. When glycolic acid was used in combination with nitric and formic acids at 100% acid stoichiometry, the pH dropped to a minimum of 3.6-4.0, and the maximum fractions of gadolinium and iron partitioning to solution were 60-80% and 3-5%, respectively. Thus, the presence of glycolic acid increased dissolution of gadolinium, but decreased dissolution of iron. In beaker tests, the fractions of gadolinium partitioning to solution were all less than the minimum detection limits at pH 6, on the order of a few percent at pH 4, and ranging from 70-90% at pH 2. In contrast, the fractions of iron partitioning to solution were all less than the minimum detection limits at pH 6, {le} 0.04% at pH 4, and {le} 0.9% at pH 2. A possible explanation for the small magnitude of these fractions (as compared to the fractions observed in the SRAT simulations) was incomplete equilibrium, due to the short duration (30 minutes) of the beaker tests. As demonstrated by the SRAT simulations, the typical partitioning equilibration time was on the order of hours. The Fe:Gd ratio appeared to impact the extent of liquid-phase conditions under certain conditions, although the exact relationship was not clear. Temperature impacts on the liquid-phase gadolinium concentrations were modest, with liquid phase concentrations typically increasing about 25% as temperatures rose from {approx}22 C to {approx}93 C. The presence of high concentrations of oxalate did not appear to change the liquid-phase gadolinium concentrations - however, it did increase the liquid-phase iron concentrations (from being undetectable to being detectable but still minor). Additional gadolinium partitioning testing is recommended. Of greatest usefulness will be SRAT simulations focusing on a wider range of acid addition scenarios and alternate sludge compositions, particularly those specific to future sludge batches where addition of excess plutonium is being considered.

  6. Vacuum annealed cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet films on non-garnet substrates for integrated optical circuits

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    Goto, Taichi; Eto, Yu; Kobayashi, Keiichi; Haga, Yoji; Inoue, Mitsuteru; Ross, C. A.

    2013-05-01

    Polycrystalline cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet (CeYIG) showing large Faraday rotation (FR) in the near-IR region was grown on non-garnet (synthetic fused silica, Si, and Si-on-insulator) substrates by sputtering followed by thermal annealing in vacuum. The FR of the films is comparable to the single crystal value. Structural characterization, magnetic properties, refractive index, extinction coefficient, surface topography, and FR vs. wavelength were measured and the magnetooptical figure of merit was compared with that of CeYIG films on garnet substrates.

  7. Vacuum annealed cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet films on non-garnet substrates for integrated optical circuits

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    Goto, Taichi; Ross, C. A.; Eto, Yu; Kobayashi, Keiichi; Haga, Yoji; Inoue, Mitsuteru

    2013-05-07

    Polycrystalline cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet (CeYIG) showing large Faraday rotation (FR) in the near-IR region was grown on non-garnet (synthetic fused silica, Si, and Si-on-insulator) substrates by sputtering followed by thermal annealing in vacuum. The FR of the films is comparable to the single crystal value. Structural characterization, magnetic properties, refractive index, extinction coefficient, surface topography, and FR vs. wavelength were measured and the magnetooptical figure of merit was compared with that of CeYIG films on garnet substrates.

  8. /sup 67/Gallium lung scans in progressive systemic sclerosis

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    Baron, M.; Feiglin, D.; Hyland, R.; Urowitz, M.B.; Shiff, B.

    1983-08-01

    /sup 67/Gallium lung scans were performed in 19 patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Results were expressed quantitatively as the /sup 67/Gallium Uptake Index. The mean total pulmonary /sup 67/Gallium Uptake Index in patients was significantly higher than that in controls (41 versus 25), and 4 patients (21%) fell outside the normal range. There were no clinical or laboratory variables that correlated with the /sup 56/Gallium uptake. Increased pulmonary /sup 67/Gallium uptake in scleroderma may prove useful as an index of pulmonary disease activity.

  9. Gallium imaging in cancer of the esophagus

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    Pearlman, A.W.

    1981-08-01

    Ga-67-citrate scintigraphy was used in 17 patients with carcinoma of the esophagus as part of the preoperative evaluation. Intense concentration in the primary site was associated with an extensive tumor. In all patients but one in whom resection was attempted, the tumors were found to be unresectable. Gallium scintigraphy diaphragm and in the left supraclavicular fossa. Of special interest were three patients in whom esophagoscopy and contrast radiography suggested a benign stricture. All had intense concentration of gallium at the esophagogastric junction, an indication that proved to be carcinoma.

  10. Radiation damage of gallium arsenide production cells

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    Mardesich, N.; Joslin, D.; Garlick, J.; Lillington, D.; Gillanders, M.; Cavicchi, B.; Scott-Monck, J.; Kachare, R.; Anspaugh, B.

    1987-01-01

    High efficiency liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) gallium arsenide cells were irradiated with 1 Mev electrons up to fluences of 1 times 10 to the 16th power cm-2. Measurements of spectral response and dark and illuminated I-V data were made at each fluence and then, using computer codes, the experimental data was fitted to gallium arsenide cell models. In this way it was possible to determine the extent of the damage, and hence damage coefficients in both the emitter and base of the cell.

  11. Magneto-Optical Experiments on Rare Earth Garnet Films.

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    Tanner, B. K.

    1980-01-01

    Describes experiments in which inexpensive or standard laboratory equipment is used to measure several macroscopic magnetic properties of thin rare earth garnet films used in the manufacture of magnetic bubble devices. (Author/CS)

  12. Symplectites in garnet megacrysts captured by alkali mafic magma

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    Aseeva, Anna; Vysotskiy, Sergey; Karabtsov, Alexander; Alexandrov, Igor; Chashchin, Alexander

    2014-05-01

    Megacrysts are widespread in Cenozoic alkali-basalts of many volcanic provinces of the world. Garnet megacrysts containing symplectites are the most interesting, as can be used for reconstruction of physical and chemical conditions in liquid basalt at the moment of garnet crystal capture. The collection of garnet megacrysts and garnet-pyroxene aggregates from Shavaryn-Tsaram (Hangaj plateau, Mongolia) and Bartoj (Dzhida basaltic field, Russia) paleovolcanoes has studied. Cenozoic alkali basaltic volcanism of these two spatially separated areas is considered to be related to a uniform process of lithosphere spreading in Baikal and related Central Asian rift systems. The studying of garnet-pyroxene aggregate and fragments of garnet megacrysts from these two paleovolcanoes revealed two mineral associations: primary and secondary. The former includes garnet and clinopyroxene, the letter (symplectite) is presented by products of garnet disintegration (clinopyroxene remain unaltered). At least two paragenesis can be allocated: 1) shpinel - plagioclase-olivine sometimes with gedrite and orthopyroxene; 2) olivine (with glass). Experimental modeling of decomposition process in garnet megacryst has been carried out with the help of 'Selector' softwear at various P-T parameters. Physical and chemical conditions of this paragenesis occurrence have also been estimated by up-to-date geothermometers and geobarometers (T 950-1000 C, P 4-4.5 kbar. Conclusions: 1. Garnet megacrysts are apparently in non-equilibrium with alkali-basalts. They were formed in conditions corresponding to zones of mantle plums at the bottom of crust, in magmatic chambers at constant infiltration of fluid. Subsequently megacrysts were captured by alkali-basalt magma and taken out to the surface. 2. Kelyphitic rims on garnet megacrysts is a result of partial melting of megacrysts on interaction with the hosting alkali basaltic rock. During melting garnet transforms with the formation of Na-K glass and Mg olivine. Presence of alkaline volcanic glass in the kelyphitic rim testifies that Na and K migrate from alkali-basalt melt. 3. Subisothermal decompression inside garnet crystal yields solid-phase decomposition to form symplectite. Paragenesis of the formed minerals depends on garnet composition, P-T conditions and water presence/absence: 1) at pressure over 10 kbar and temperature more than 1300 C, garnet steadily co-exists with clinopyroxene; 2) at pressure and temperatures decreasing (4-8 kbar, 900-1300 C),garnet decomposes as follows: Sp+Pl+Ol sometimes with Opx, in the presence of water - Sp+Pl+Ol with Opx and Amph; 3) at temperature 950-1000 C and pressure 4-4.5 kbar, the following association is formed Sp+Opx+Pl; 4) if temperatures makes up 700-800 C, at the same pressure P=4 kbar, Sp+Opx+Cpx paragenesis is formed.

  13. Garnet polycrystals and the significance of clustered crystallization

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    Whitney, Donna L.; Seaton, Nicholas C. A.

    2010-10-01

    Polycrystalline garnets are common in metamorphic rocks and may form as a result of close spacing of nuclei (if clustering is early) or impingement of larger grains (if clustering occurs later in the growth history). The timing of clustering relative to garnet growth is relevant to understanding the formation and evolution of porphyroblasts and evaluating the significance (if any) of clustering. Electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) analysis of garnet-bearing metamorphic rocks reveals the presence of polycrystalline garnet in nine localities examined in this study: the northern Appalachians (Vermont, Maine, New York, USA); North American Cordillera (North Cascades Range, Washington; Snake Range, Nevada, USA); western Rocky Mountains (British Columbia, Canada); southern Menderes Massif (Turkey); Santander Massif (Colombia); and the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone (Hamadan, Iran). In some samples, polycrystals comprise ~20-30% of garnets analyzed, and chemical and textural evidence suggests that early coalescence of garnet polycrystals is common. Some early-coalescing polycrystals exhibit growth zoning that is concentric about the geometric center of the polycrystal. In thin section, these garnets may be undetectable as polycrystals based on morphology or zoning. In some polycrystals, zoning is unrelated to the location of internal grain boundaries; in others, Fe-Mn-Mg zoning has a different pattern than that of Ca; zoning patterns may vary on the scale of a single thin section. In addition, some polycrystals are characterized by high-angle misorientation boundaries that may be in special (non-random) orientations, an observation that indicates that these polycrystals are not random clusters of grains. The presence of internal grain boundaries may affect diffusion pathways and length scales, and may facilitate communication of porphyroblast interiors with matrix phases, thereby influencing reaction history of the rock and the composition/zoning of garnet.

  14. Garnet--An Essential Industrial Mineral and January's Birthstone

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    Evans, James G.; Moyle, Phillip R.; Frank, David G.; Olson, Donald W.

    2006-01-01

    Garnet is one of the most common minerals in the world. Occurring in almost any color, it is most widely known for its beauty as a gem stone. Because of its hardness and other properties, garnet is also an essential industrial mineral used in abrasive products, non-slip surfaces, and filtration. To help manage our Nation's resources of such essential minerals, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides crucial data and scientific information to industry, policymakers, and the public.

  15. Method for Plutonium-Gallium Separation by Anodic Dissolution of a Solid Plutonium-Gallium Alloy

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    Miller, William E.; Tomczuk, Zygmunt

    1998-12-08

    Purified plutonium and gallium are efficiently recovered from a solid plutonium-gallium (Pu-Ga) alloy by using an electrorefining process. The solid Pu-Ga alloy is the cell anode, preferably placed in a moving basket within the electrolyte. As the surface of the Pu-Ga anode is depleted in plutonium by the electrotransport of the plutonium to a cathode, the temperature of the electrolyte is sufficient to liquify the surface, preferably at about 500 C, resulting in a liquid anode layer substantially comprised of gallium. The gallium drips from the liquified surface and is collected below the anode within the electrochemical cell. The transported plutonium is collected on the cathode surface and is recovered.

  16. Garnets from the Camafuca-Camazambo kimberlite (Angola).

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    Correia, Eugénio A; Laiginhas, Fernando A T P

    2006-06-01

    This work presents a geochemical study of a set of garnets, selected by their colors, from the Camafuca-Camazambo kimberlite, located on northeast Angola. Mantle-derived garnets were classified according to the scheme proposed by Grütter et al. (2004) and belong to the G1, G4, G9 and G10 groups. Both sub-calcic (G10) and Ca-saturated (G9) garnets, typical, respectively, of harzburgites and lherzolites, were identified. The solubility limit of knorringite molecule in G10D garnets suggests they have crystallized at a minimum pressure of about 40 to 45 kbar (4-4.5 GPa). The occurrence of diamond stability field garnets (G10D) is a clear indicator of the potential of this kimberlite for diamond. The chemistry of the garnets suggests that the source for the kimberlite was a lherzolite that has suffered a partial melting that formed basaltic magma, leaving a harzburgite as a residue. PMID:16710568

  17. Gadolinium metallo nanocongregates as potential magnetosensors for detecting early stage cancers

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    Dutta, Ranu; Pandey, Avinash C.

    2015-04-27

    Gadolinium chelates and gadolinium based inorganic nanoparticles have been extensively studied, because of the high magnetic moment of gadolinium. Here, metallic gadolinium nanocongregates have been developed. Upon injecting these nanoparticles in the mice, they initially circulate in the blood stream and are localized at the cancer site, which could be visualized upon application of magnetic field hence acting as small magnetic nanosensors searching for even small cancers, detecting cancers at a very early stage.

  18. Synchrotron X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy of Gallium in Bladder Tissue following Gallium Maltolate Administration during Urinary Tract Infection

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    Sampieri, Francesca; Chirino, Manuel; Hamilton, Don L.; Blyth, Robert I. R.; Sham, Tsun-Kong; Dowling, Patricia M.; Thompson, Julie

    2013-01-01

    A mouse model of cystitis caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli was used to study the distribution of gallium in bladder tissue following oral administration of gallium maltolate during urinary tract infection. The median concentration of gallium in homogenized bladder tissue from infected mice was 1.93 μg/g after daily administration of gallium maltolate for 5 days. Synchrotron X-ray fluorescence imaging and X-ray absorption spectroscopy of bladder sections confirmed that gallium arrived at the transitional epithelium, a potential site of uropathogenic E. coli infection. Gallium and iron were similarly but not identically distributed in the tissues, suggesting that at least some distribution mechanisms are not common between the two elements. The results of this study indicate that gallium maltolate may be a suitable candidate for further development as a novel antimicrobial therapy for urinary tract infections caused by uropathogenic E. coli. PMID:23877680

  19. Toxicological and pharmacological effects of gadolinium and samarium chlorides

    PubMed Central

    Haley, T. J.; Raymond, K.; Komesu, N.; Upham, H. C.

    1961-01-01

    A study has been made of the toxicology and pharmacology of gadolinium and samarium chlorides. The symptoms of acute toxicity following intraperitoneal injection are described. The chronic oral ingestion of both chemicals for 12 weeks produced no effects on growth or the blood picture, and only the male rats receiving gadolinium chloride showed liver damage. The pharmacological responses to both chemicals were mainly depressant on all systems studied, and death was associated with cardiovascular collapse coupled with respiratory paralysis. The greatest damage seen was on abraded skin, where non-healing ulcers were produced by both chemicals, whereas irritation of intact skin and ocular tissues was only transient in nature. PMID:13903826

  20. Anisotropy of the magnetic susceptibility of gallium

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    Pankey, T., Jr.

    1960-01-01

    The bulk magnetic susceptibilities of single gallium crystals and polycrystalline gallium spheres were measured at 25??C. The following anisotropic diamagnetic susceptibilities were found: a axis (-0.119??0. 001)??10-6 emu/g, b axis (-0.416??0.002)??10 -6 emu/g, and c axis (-0.229??0.001) emu/g. The susceptibility of the polycrystalline spheres, assumed to be the average value for the bulk susceptibility of gallium, was (-0.257??0.003)??10-6 emu/g at 25??C, and (-0.299??0.003)??10-6 emu/g at -196??C. The susceptibility of liquid gallium was (0.0031??0.001) ??10-6 emu/g at 30??C and 100??C. Rotational diagrams of the susceptibilities in the three orthogonal planes of the unit cell were not sinusoidal. The anisotropy in the single crystals was presumably caused by the partial overlap of Brillouin zone boundaries by the Fermi-energy surface. The large change in susceptibility associated with the change in state was attributed to the absence of effective mass influence in the liquid state. ?? 1960 The American Institute of Physics.

  1. Development of gallium aluminum phosphide electroluminescent diodes

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    Chicotka, R. J.; Lorenz, M. R.; Nethercot, A. H.; Pettit, G. D.

    1972-01-01

    Work done on the development of gallium aluminum phosphide alloys for electroluminescent light sources is described. The preparation of this wide band gap semiconductor alloy, its physical properties (particularly the band structure, the electrical characteristics, and the light emitting properties) and work done on the fabrication of diode structures from these alloys are broadly covered.

  2. Thermodynamic binding constants for gallium transferrin

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    Harris, W.R.; Pecoraro, V.L.

    1983-01-18

    Gallium-67 is widely used as an imaging agent for tumors and inflammatory abscesses. It is well stablished that Ga/sup 3 +/ travels through the circulatory system bound to the serum iron transport protein transferrin and that this protein binding is an essential step in tumor localization. However, there have been conflicting reports on the magnitude of the gallium-transferrin binding constants. Therefore, thermodynamic binding constants for gallium complexation at the two specific metal binding sites of human serum transferrin at pH 7.4 and 5 mM NaHCO/sub 3/ have been determined by UV difference spectroscopy. The conditional constants calculated for 27 mM NaHCO/sub 3/ are log K/sub 1/* = 20.3 and log K/sub 2/* = 19.3. These results are discussed in relation to the thermodynamics of transferrin binding of Fe/sup 3 +/ and to previous reports on gallium binding. The strength of transferrin complexation is also compared to that of a series of low molecular weight ligands by using calculated pM values (pM = -log (Ga(H/sub 2/O)/sub 6/)) to express the effective binding strength at pH 7.4.

  3. Gallium nitride junction field-effect transistor

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    Zolper, John C.; Shul, Randy J.

    1999-01-01

    An all-ion implanted gallium-nitride (GaN) junction field-effect transistor (JFET) and method of making the same. Also disclosed are various ion implants, both n- and p-type, together with or without phosphorous co-implantation, in selected III-V semiconductor materials.

  4. Gallium nitride junction field-effect transistor

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    Zolper, J.C.; Shul, R.J.

    1999-02-02

    An ion implanted gallium-nitride (GaN) junction field-effect transistor (JFET) and method of making the same are disclosed. Also disclosed are various ion implants, both n- and p-type, together with or without phosphorus co-implantation, in selected III-V semiconductor materials. 19 figs.

  5. 49 CFR 173.162 - Gallium.

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    2014-10-01

    ... refrigeration. If a refrigerant is used, all of the above materials used in the packaging of gallium must be chemically and physically resistant to the refrigerant and must have impact resistance at the low temperatures of the refrigerant employed. If dry ice is used, the outer packaging must permit the release...

  6. 49 CFR 173.162 - Gallium.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... refrigeration. If a refrigerant is used, all of the above materials used in the packaging of gallium must be chemically and physically resistant to the refrigerant and must have impact resistance at the low temperatures of the refrigerant employed. If dry ice is used, the outer packaging must permit the release...

  7. Gallium-positive Lyme disease myocarditis

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    Alpert, L.I.; Welch, P.; Fisher, N.

    1985-09-01

    In the course of a work-up for fever of unknown origin associated with intermittent arrhythmias, a gallium scan was performed which revealed diffuse myocardial uptake. The diagnosis of Lyme disease myocarditis subsequently was confirmed by serologic titers. One month following recovery from the acute illness, the abnormal myocardial uptake completely resolved.

  8. Extrapulmonary localization of gallium in sarcoidosis

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    Rohatgi, P.K.; Singh, R.; Vieras, F.

    1987-01-01

    This paper describes the spectrum of extrapulmonary localization of gallium in patients with sarcoidosis. The usefulness of Ga-67 scintiscans in detecting clinically occult lesions, in directing clinicians to accessible sites for biopsy, and in following the course of extrapulmonary sites of involvement with therapy is emphasized.

  9. Gallium Electromagnetic (GEM) Thruster Performance Measurements

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    Thomas, Robert E.; Burton, Rodney L.; Polzin, K. A.

    2009-01-01

    Discharge current, terminal voltage, and mass bit measurements are performed on a coaxial gallium electromagnetic thruster at discharge currents in the range of 7-23 kA. It is found that the mass bit varies quadratically with the discharge current which yields a constant exhaust velocity of 20 km/s. Increasing the electrode radius ratio of the thruster from to 2.6 to 3.4 increases the thruster efficiency from 21% to 30%. When operating with a central gallium anode, macroparticles are ejected at all energy levels tested. A central gallium cathode ejects macroparticles when the current density exceeds 3.7 10(exp 8) A/square m . A spatially and temporally broad spectroscopic survey in the 220-520 nm range is used to determine which species are present in the plasma. The spectra show that neutral, singly, and doubly ionized gallium species are present in the discharge, as well as annular electrode species at higher energy levels. Axial Langmuir triple probe measurements yield electron temperatures in the range of 0.8-3.8 eV and electron densities in the range of 8 x 10(exp )20 to 1.6 x 10(exp 21) m(exp -3) . Triple probe measurements suggest an exhaust plume with a divergence angle of 9 , and a completely doubly ionized plasma at the ablating thruster cathode.

  10. Gallium nitride nanowire electromechanical resonators

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    Gray, Jason Michael

    Nanoscale mechanical resonators are of great interest for high-resolution sensing applications, where the small resonator mass and high quality factor (Q, defined as resonance frequency f0 over full width at half maximum power) lead to unprecedented sensitivity. Here, we investigate gallium nitride (GaN) nanowire (NW) resonators. The single-crystal, c-axis NWs are 5 mum -- 20 mum long, with diameters from 50 nm -- 500 nm, and grow essentially free of defects. Our initial experiments involve measuring the resonances of as-grown NWs in a scanning electron microscope, where we observe exceptionally high Q values of 10 4 -- 105, one to two orders of magnitude higher than most NWs of comparable size. Using a single NW as a mass sensor, we then demonstrate a sub-attogram mass sensitivity. To provide a more flexible measurement technique that avoids electron-microscope detection, we fabricate doubly clamped NWs with an entirely electronic drive and readout scheme using a combination of lithographic patterning and dielectrophoresis. An electrostatic gate induces vibration, while readout utilizes the piezoresistivity of GaN. Observed resonances range from 9--36 MHz with Q values typically around 103 at room temperature and 10 -4 Pa. We use the behavior of f0 and Q to sense the NW's local environment, such as the additional sources of energy dissipation not present in the as-grown NWs. By cooling the device to 8 K, Q increases by an order of magnitude to above 104, with a highest value to date of 26,000 under vacuum. We explore additional NW properties through the thermal noise in the NW's mechanical motion and the exponential decay of mechanical motion in the presence of burst drive. Finally, we investigate the low-frequency 1/f parameter noise displayed by f0. We show that the noise in f0 is consistent with noise in the NW's resistance leading to temperature noise from local Joule heating, which in turn generates resonance frequency noise. For sensor applications, there will be optimal drive conditions that balance the f 0 noise with the signal-to-noise ratio of the system. With these insights, along with the simple drive and readout technique, these GaN-NW doubly clamped resonators have significant potential for high-resolution sensing applications.

  11. Laser-induced magnetization dynamics in a cobalt/garnet heterostructure

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    Pashkevich, M.; Stupakiewicz, A.; Kimel, A.; Kirilyuk, A.; Stognij, A.; Novitskii, N.; Maziewski, A.; Rasing, Th.

    2014-01-01

    We report on magnetization dynamics triggered in a Co/garnet heterostructure by femtosecond laser pulses. Although laser excitation of a bare Co-doped yttrium iron garnet leads to magnetization precession, the phase of which strongly depends on the linear polarization of the light pulses, the deposition of an ultrathin Co layer on a top of a garnet film results in substantial changes of the laser-induced dynamics. The precession in the garnet is shown to lose its sensitivity to the polarization. Instead, light triggers polarization insensitive precession in both the magnetostatically coupled Co layer and the garnet film at two distinct frequencies typical for Co and garnet layers.

  12. Gallium 67 scintigraphy in glomerular disease

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    Bakir, A.A.; Lopez-Majano, V.; Levy, P.S.; Rhee, H.L.; Dunea, G.

    1988-12-01

    To evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of gallium 67 scintigraphy in glomerular disease, 45 patients with various glomerulopathies, excluding lupus nephritis and renal vasculitis, were studied. Persistent renal visualization 48 hours after the gallium injection, a positive scintigram, was graded as + (less than), ++ (equal to), and +++ (greater than) the hepatic uptake. Positive scintigrams were seen in ten of 16 cases of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, six of 11 cases of proliferative glomerulonephritis, and one case of minimal change, and one of two cases of membranous nephropathy; also in three of six cases of sickle glomerulopathy, two cases of diabetic neuropathy, one of two cases of amyloidosis, and one case of mild chronic allograft rejection. The 25 patients with positive scans were younger than the 20 with negative scans (31 +/- 12 v 42 +/- 17 years; P less than 0.01), and exhibited greater proteinuria (8.19 +/- 7.96 v 2.9 +/- 2.3 S/d; P less than 0.01) and lower serum creatinine values (2 +/- 2 v 4.1 +/- 2.8 mg/dL; P less than 0.01). The amount of proteinuria correlated directly with the intensity grade of the gallium image (P less than 0.02), but there was no correlation between the biopsy diagnosis and the outcome of the gallium scan. It was concluded that gallium scintigraphy is not useful in the differential diagnosis of the glomerular diseases under discussion. Younger patients with good renal function and heavy proteinuria are likely to have a positive renal scintigram regardless of the underlying glomerulopathy.

  13. Phase noise management of spin-wave delay-line oscillators

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    Drozdovskii, A. V.; Ustinov, A. B.

    2015-12-01

    A phase noise of microwave oscillators having an active ring circuitry with a spin- wave delay line is theoretically and experimentally investigated. The delay line was made with yttrium iron garnet (YIG) film epitaxially grown on gadolinium gallium garnet substrate. Obtained results demonstrate a management of the oscillator phase noise with a variation of the distance between antennas used for excitation and reception of spin waves in the YIG film.

  14. Evaluation of thermobarometers for garnet peridotites

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    Finnerty, A. A.; Boyd, F. R.

    1984-01-01

    Twenty-one geothermometers and six geobarometers are evaluated for accuracy and precision for garnet lherzolites, with a suite of well-equilibrated xenoliths from kimberlites of northern Lesotho. Accuracy was tested by comparison of P-T estimates for a diamond-bearing and a graphite-bearing xenolith with the experimentally determined diamond-graphite univariant curve and by comparison of P-T estimates for phlogopite-bearing xenoliths to the high-temperature stability limit of phlogopite. Precision was evaluated by measuring the scatter of P-T estimates for each of four xenoliths from a wide range of P and T when many point analyses of the constituent minerals are used for P-T estimation. Most satisfactory is a thermobarometer composed of the uncorrected diopside-enstatite miscibility gap of Lindsley and Dixon (1976), combined with the uncorrected isopleths for aluminum in enstatite coexisting with pyrope of MacGregor (1974). The inflection observed in the northern Lesotho paleogeotherm cannot be an artifact of the method of temperature estimation.

  15. Neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser prostatectomy.

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    Stein, B S

    1998-08-01

    Since 1986, benign prostatic hyperplasia has been treated with lasers, but clinical use was not practical until the right-angled fiber was developed in the early 1990s. The neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser is one of four types available for treating the prostate. Laser energy levels can be adjusted to provide coagulation (at lower energy densities) or vaporization (at higher energy densities). In a randomized study of these two techniques, symptom scores were similar at 1-year follow-up, but the peak urinary flow rate was higher and the reoperation rate was lower in the patients who received vaporization treatment. In randomized investigations that have compared laser prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), symptom scores and urinary flow rates improved in both groups, but results were somewhat better after TURP. Cumulative data for 3-year follow-up after laser prostatectomy have shown that the improved symptom scores and urinary flow are durable. The major disadvantages with use of Nd:YAG prostatectomy are delayed time to voiding, posttreatment dysuria (which occurs in 15 to 30% of patients), and total cost. Overall, Nd:YAG prostatectomy has both pros and cons. In comparison with TURP, the laser procedure is shorter, has fewer complications, can be done on an outpatient basis, and provides quicker recovery and equivalent results. PMID:9703309

  16. Multistep sintering to synthesize fast lithium garnets

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    Xu, Biyi; Duan, Huanan; Xia, Wenhao; Guo, Yiping; Kang, Hongmei; Li, Hua; Liu, Hezhou

    2016-01-01

    A multistep sintering schedule is developed to synthesize Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) doped with 0.2 mol% Al3+. The effect of sintering steps on phase, relative density and ionic conductivity of Al-doped LLZO has been evaluated using powder X-Ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 27Al magic spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results show that by holding the sample at 900 °C for 6 h, the mixture of tetragonal and cubic garnet phases are obtained; by continuously holding at 1100 °C for 6 h, the tetragonal phase completely transforms into cubic phase; by holding at 1200 °C, the relative density increases without decomposition of the cubic phase. The Al-LLZO pellets after multistep sintering exhibit cubic phase, relative density of 94.25% and ionic conductivity of 4.5 × 10-4 S cm-1 at room temperature. Based on the observation, a sintering model is proposed and discussed.

  17. Magnetic Order and Spin Reorientations of R-Gallium (R = gadolinium, dysprosium, holmium and erbium) Intermetallic Compounds

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    Susilo, Resta

    The magnetic structures and spin reorientations of RGa (R = Gd, Dy, Ho and Er) intermetallic compounds have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and rare earth Mssbauer spectroscopy. The aim has been to determine the magnetic structures of these compounds before and after their spin reorientation transitions and to understand the role of the crystal field and exchange interactions in the spin reorientation mechanism. The results have been compared with those found from previous single-crystal susceptibility measurements on RGa and the recent 119Sn Mssbauer spectroscopy work on Sn-doped RGa compounds. The magnetic structures obtained at low temperatures are a simple collinear ferromagnetic in DyGa, canted ferromagnetic in HoGa and a non-collinear ferromagnetic in GdGa. The spin reorientation in ErGa was also observed by 166Er Mssbauer spectroscopy. These results show that both the crystal field and exchange interactions play an important role in the reorientation mechanism.

  18. Layered gadolinium hydroxides for low-temperature magnetic cooling.

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    Abelln, Gonzalo; Espallargas, Guillermo Mnguez; Lorusso, Giulia; Evangelisti, Marco; Coronado, Eugenio

    2015-09-28

    Layered gadolinium hydroxides have revealed to be excellent candidates for cryogenic magnetic refrigeration. These materials behave as pure 2D magnetic systems with a Heisenberg-Ising critical crossover, induced by dipolar interactions. This 2D character and the possibility offered by these materials to be delaminated open the possibility of rapid heat dissipation upon substrate deposition. PMID:26256944

  19. Discovery of samarium, europium, gadolinium, and terbium isotopes

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    May, E.; Thoennessen, M.

    2013-01-15

    Currently, thirty-four samarium, thirty-four europium, thirty-one gadolinium, and thirty-one terbium isotopes have been observed and the discovery of these isotopes is described here. For each isotope a brief synopsis of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

  20. Toxic effects of mercury, lead and gadolinium on vascular reactivity.

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    Vassallo, D V; Simes, M R; Furieri, L B; Fioresi, M; Fiorim, J; Almeida, E A S; Angeli, J K; Wiggers, G A; Peanha, F M; Salaices, M

    2011-09-01

    Heavy metals have been used in a wide variety of human activities that have significantly increased both professional and environmental exposure. Unfortunately, disasters have highlighted the toxic effects of metals on different organs and systems. Over the last 50 years, the adverse effects of chronic lead, mercury and gadolinium exposure have been underscored. Mercury and lead induce hypertension in humans and animals, affecting endothelial function in addition to their other effects. Increased cardiovascular risk after exposure to metals has been reported, but the underlying mechanisms, mainly for short periods of time and at low concentrations, have not been well explored. The presence of other metals such as gadolinium has raised concerns about contrast-induced nephropathy and, interestingly, despite this negative action, gadolinium has not been defined as a toxic agent. The main actions of these metals, demonstrated in animal and human studies, are an increase of free radical production and oxidative stress and stimulation of angiotensin I-converting enzyme activity, among others. Increased vascular reactivity, highlighted in the present review, resulting from these actions might be an important mechanism underlying increased cardiovascular risk. Finally, the results described in this review suggest that mercury, lead and gadolinium, even at low doses or concentrations, affect vascular reactivity. Acting via the endothelium, by continuous exposure followed by their absorption, they can increase the production of free radicals and of angiotensin II, representing a hazard for cardiovascular function. In addition, the actual reference values, considered to pose no risk, need to be reduced. PMID:21845340

  1. Purification of cerium, neodymium and gadolinium for low background experiments

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    Boiko, R. S.; Barabash, A. S.; Belli, P.; Bernabei, R.; Cappella, F.; Cerulli, R.; Danevich, F. A.; Incicchitti, A.; Laubenstein, M.; Mokina, V. M.; Nisi, S.; Poda, D. V.; Polischuk, O. G.; Tretyak, V. I.

    2014-01-01

    Cerium, neodymium and gadolinium contain double beta active isotopes. The most interesting are 150Nd and 160Gd (promising for 0?2? search), 136Ce (2?+ candidate with one of the highest Q2?). The main problem of compounds containing lanthanide elements is their high radioactive contamination by uranium, radium, actinium and thorium. The new generation 2? experiments require development of methods for a deep purification of lanthanides from the radioactive elements. A combination of physical and chemical methods was applied to purify cerium, neodymium and gadolinium. Liquid-liquid extraction technique was used to remove traces of Th and U from neodymium, gadolinium and for purification of cerium from Th, U, Ra and K. Co-precipitation and recrystallization methods were utilized for further reduction of the impurities. The radioactive contamination of the samples before and after the purification was tested by using ultra-low-background HPGe gamma spectrometry. As a result of the purification procedure the radioactive contamination of gadolinium oxide (a similar purification efficiency was reached also with cerium and neodymium oxides) was decreased from 0.12 Bq/kg to 0.007 Bq/kg in 228Th, from 0.04 Bq/kg to <0.006 Bq/kg in 226Ra, and from 0.9 Bq/kg to 0.04 Bq/kg in 40K. The purification methods are much less efficient for chemically very similar radioactive elements like actinium, lanthanum and lutetium.

  2. Dating Subduction Zone Metamorphism with Garnet and Lawsonite Geochronology

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    Mulcahy, S. R.; Vervoort, J. D.

    2013-12-01

    Lawsonite [CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2 H2O] is a critical index mineral for high- to ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism associated with subduction. Lawsonite is an important carrier of water into the mantle, a likely contributor to subduction zone seismicity, and a bearer of trace elements that link metamorphism to arc magmatism. Due to its limited pressure-temperature stability, lawsonite can serve as a powerful petrogenetic indicator of specific metamorphic events. Lu-Hf dating of lawsonite, therefore provides a potentially powerful new tool for constraining subduction zone processes in a pressure-temperature window where few successful geochronometers exist. Broad application of lawsonite Lu-Hf geochronology requires constraining the role of pressure-temperature path, lawsonite forming reactions, and the Lu and Hf systematics within lawsonite and other blueschist facies minerals. We are working to address the role of the metamorphic path on the applicability of lawsonite Lu-Hf geochronology within the Franciscan Complex of California. The Franciscan Complex preserves mafic high-grade exotic blocks in melange that underwent a counterclockwise pressure-temperature path wherein garnet, which strongly partitions heavy rare-earth elements, formed prior to lawsonite. Coherent mafic rocks within the Franciscan Complex, however, underwent a clockwise pressure-temperature path and lawsonite growth occurred prior to garnet. We sampled exotic blocks of garnet-hornblendite, garnet-epidote amphibolite, garnet-epidote blueschist, and lawsonite blueschist from the Berkeley Hills and Tiburon Peninsula of California. We collected four samples from coherent lawsonite blueschist across the lawsonite-pumpellyite-epidote isograds in Ward Creek, near Cazadero California. High-grade blocks give ages similar to existing Franciscan geochronology: multi-stage garnet in hornblendite gives the following ages: 1711.3 Ma (MSWD 2.8) for the core and 159.40.9 Ma (MSWD 2.0) for the corresponding rim; 1660.9 Ma (MSWD 1.0) for garnet-epidote amphibolite; and 156.21.0 Ma (MSWD 0.35) for garnet-epidote blueschist. Samples from retrograde exotic blocks contain lawsonite formed by garnet breakdown reactions and exhibit elevated Lu concentrations (?0.5-1.3 ppm) and 176Lu/177 Hf ratios (?2.2). Two samples we dated from the Berkeley Hills and Tiburon, respectively, gave lawsonite-whole rock ages of 129.21.2 Ma (MSWD 1.0) and 144.91.2 Ma (MSWD 0.64) . In the younger sample, garnet replaced by lawsonite is dated at 149.21.6 Ma. Lawsonite from Ward Creek that formed by prograde reactions involving plagioclase minerals, in contrast, have low Lu concentrations (?0.3 ppm) and low 176Lu/177 Hf ratios (?0.45). A garnet age of 151.61.3 Ma (MSWD 12.7) was obtained from garnet-epidote blueschist. While the ages from retrograde lawsonite within exotic blocks are similar to existing ages from the Franciscan Complex, no meaningful lawsonite ages were obtained from prograde coherent blocks of Ward Creek. The results suggest that lawsonite formed from the breakdown of garnet along a retrograde path provides meaningful Lu-Hf ages, while the very-low temperature lawsonite formed along a prograde path is not well suited for geochronology. This may be due to factors such as non-equilibrium at low metamorphic grades, low bulk rock Lu content, and the prevalence of micro-zircon within these samples.

  3. Inflammatory pseudotumor: A gallium-avid mobile mesenteric mass

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    Auringer, S.T.; Scott, M.D.; Sumner, T.E. )

    1991-08-01

    An 8-yr-old boy with a 1-mo history of culture-negative fever and anemia underwent gallium, ultrasound, and computed tomography studies as part of the evaluation of a fever of unknown origin. These studies revealed a mobile gallium-avid solid abdominal mass subsequently proven to be an inflammatory pseudotumor of the mesentery, a rare benign mass. This report documents the gallium-avid nature of this rare lesion and discusses associated characteristic clinical, pathologic, and radiographic features.

  4. Survey of the market, supply and availability of gallium

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    Rosi, F.D.

    1980-07-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the present consumption and supply of gallium, its potential availability in the satellite power system (SPS) implementation time frame, and commercial and new processing methods for increasing the production of gallium. Findings are reported in detail. The findings strongly suggest that with proper long range planning adequate gallium would be available from free-enterprise world supplies of bauxite for SPS implementation.

  5. Interactions of zircaloy cladding with gallium -- 1997 status

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    Wilson, D.F.; DiStefano, J.R.; King, J.F.; Manneschmidt, E.T.; Strizak, J.P.

    1997-11-01

    A four phase program has been implemented to evaluate the effect of gallium in mixed oxide (MOX) fuel derived from weapons grade (WG) plutonium on Zircaloy cladding performance. The objective is to demonstrate that low levels of gallium will not compromise the performance of the MOX fuel system in LWR. This graded, four phase experimental program will evaluate the performance of prototypic Zircaloy cladding materials against: (1) liquid gallium (Phase 1), (2) various concentrations of Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (Phase 2), (3) centrally heated surrogate fuel pellets with expected levels of gallium (Phase 3), and (4) centrally heated prototypic MOX fuel pellets (Phase 4). This status report describes the results of an initial series of tests for phases 1 and 2. Three types of tests are being performed: (1) corrosion, (2) liquid metal embrittlement (LME), and (3) corrosion mechanical. These tests are designed to determine the corrosion mechanisms, thresholds for temperature and concentration of gallium that may delineate behavioral regimes, and changes in mechanical properties of Zircaloy. Initial results have generally been favorable for the use of WG-MOX fuel. The MOX fuel cladding, Zircaloy, does react with gallium to form intermetallic compounds at {ge} 300 C; however, this reaction is limited by the mass of gallium and is therefore not expected to be significant with a low level (in parts per million) of gallium in the MOX fuel. While continued migration of gallium into the initially formed intermetallic compound results in large stresses that can lead to distortion, this is also highly unlikely because of the low mass of gallium or gallium oxide present and expected clad temperatures below 400 C. Furthermore, no evidence for grain boundary penetration by gallium has been observed.

  6. Interactions of Zircaloy cladding with gallium: 1998 midyear status

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    Wilson, D.F.; DiStefano, J.R.; Strizak, J.P.; King, J.F.; Manneschmidt, E.T.

    1998-06-01

    A program has been implemented to evaluate the effect of gallium in mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel derived from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium on Zircaloy cladding performance. The objective is to demonstrate that low levels of gallium will not compromise the performance of the MOX fuel system in a light-water reactor. The graded, four-phase experimental program was designed to evaluate the performance of prototypic Zircaloy cladding materials against (1) liquid gallium (Phase 1), (2) various concentrations of Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (Phase 2), (3) centrally heated surrogate fuel pellets with expected levels of gallium (Phase 3), and (4) centrally heated prototypic MOX fuel pellets (Phase 4). This status report describes the results of a series of tests for Phases 1 and 2. Three types of tests are being performed: (1) corrosion, (2) liquid metal embrittlement, and (3) corrosion-mechanical. These tests will determine corrosion mechanisms, thresholds for temperature and concentration of gallium that may delineate behavioral regimes, and changes in the mechanical properties of Zircaloy. Initial results have generally been favorable for the use of WG-MOX fuel. The MOX fuel cladding, Zircaloy, does react with gallium to form intermetallic compounds at {ge}300 C; however, this reaction is limited by the mass of gallium and is therefore not expected to be significant with a low level (parts per million) of gallium in the MOX fuel. Although continued migration of gallium into the initially formed intermetallic compound can result in large stresses that may lead to distortion, this was shown to be extremely unlikely because of the low mass of gallium or gallium oxide present and expected clad temperatures below 400 C. Furthermore, no evidence for grain boundary penetration by gallium has been observed.

  7. Light Elements in the Core: Constraints from Gallium Partitioning

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    Blanchard, I.; Badro, J.; Siebert, J.; Ryerson, F. J.

    2014-12-01

    The formation of Earth's core has left a compositional imprint on the mantle, depleting and fractionating most of its siderophile (iron-loving) elements. Gallium is a moderately siderophile, hence it should be strongly depleted in the mantle. However, gallium concentration in the mantle matches that of lithophile (silicate-loving) elements having the same volatility. That is to say that either gallium behaves as a lithophile element during core formation, or a large influx of gallium was brought to the Earth after the core had formed. Geochemical evidence does not support the latter hypothesis, as it would require all other lithophile elements with similar volatility to be enriched in the mantle, or for late accretion to be composed of anomalously gallium-rich objects. In order to mitigate this issue, experimental studies have tried to understand how gallium behaves during core segregation by gauging the effects of pressure, temperature and oxygen fugacity on the partitioning of gallium between metal and silicate. None of these parameters provided the first-order change required to match the observation. We investigated the influence of core composition on gallium partitioning. The core in known to contain light-elements (oxygen, silicon sulfur and carbon), and those can change the activity of gallium in the metal, and strongly affect the behavior of gallium during core formation. We performed a series of metal-silicate partitioning experiments (2 GPa, 1673-2073 K) in a piston-cylinder press. We varied the light-element composition of the metal and observed that Si and O have a very strong influence on the activity of gallium, making it more lithophile. We then modeled terrestrial accretion as a continuous process and tested different accretion histories; we can reproduce the mantle concentration of gallium if the core segregates in a deep magma ocean (>40 GPa) and contains large amounts of silicon or oxygen.

  8. Linear Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Are Associated With Brain Gadolinium Retention in Healthy Rats

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    Robert, Philippe; Violas, Xavier; Grand, Sylvie; Lehericy, Stéphane; Idée, Jean-Marc; Ballet, Sébastien; Corot, Claire

    2016-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate Gd retention in the deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN) of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) compared with a macrocyclic contrast agent. Materials and Methods The brain tissue retention of Gd of 3 linear GBCAs (gadobenate dimeglumine, gadopentetate dimeglumine, and gadodiamide) and a macrocyclic GBCA (gadoterate meglumine) was compared in healthy rats (n = 8 per group) that received 20 intravenous injections of 0.6 mmol Gd/kg (4 injections per week for 5 weeks). An additional control group with saline was included. T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was performed before injection and once a week during the 5 weeks of injections and for another 4 additional weeks after contrast period. Total gadolinium concentration was measured with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Blinded qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the T1 signal intensity in DCN were performed, as well as a statistical analysis on quantitative data. Results At completion of the injection period, all the linear contrast agents (gadobenate dimeglumine, gadopentetate dimeglumine, and gadodiamide) induced a significant increase in signal intensity in DCN, unlike the macrocyclic GBCA (gadoterate meglumine) or saline. The T1 hypersignal enhancement kinetic was fast for gadodiamide. Total Gd concentrations for the 3 linear GBCAs groups at week 10 were significantly higher in the cerebellum (1.21 ± 0.48, 1.67 ± 0.17, and 3.75 ± 0.18 nmol/g for gadobenate dimeglumine, gadopentetate dimeglumine, and gadodiamide, respectively) than with the gadoterate meglumine (0.27 ± 0.16 nmol/g, P < 0.05) and saline (0.09 ± 0.12 nmol/g, P < 0.05). No significant difference was observed between the macrocyclic agent and saline. Conclusions Repeated administrations of the linear GBCAs gadodiamide, gadobenate dimeglumine, and gadopentetate dimeglumine to healthy rats were associated with progressive and significant T1 signal hyperintensity in the DCN, along with Gd deposition in the cerebellum. This is in contrast with the macrocyclic GBCA gadoterate meglumine for which no effect was observed. PMID:26606549

  9. Limiting pump intensity for sulfur-doped gallium selenide crystals

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    Guo, J.; Li, D.-J.; Xie, J.-J.; Zhang, L.-M.; Feng, Z.-S.; Andreev, Yu M.; Kokh, K. A.; Lanskii, G. V.; Potekaev, A. I.; Shaiduko, A. V.; Svetlichnyi, V. A.

    2014-05-01

    High optical quality undoped and sulfur-doped gallium selenide crystals were grown from melts by the modified vertical Bridgman method. Detailed study of the damage produced under femtosecond pulse exposure has shown that evaluation of the damage threshold by visual control is unfounded. Black matter spots produced on crystal surfaces do not noticeably decrease either its transparency or its frequency conversion efficiency as opposed to real damage identified as caked well-cohesive gallium structures. For the first time it was demonstrated that optimally sulfur-doped gallium selenide crystal possesses the highest resistivity to optical emission (about four times higher in comparison with undoped gallium?selenide).

  10. Efficient water reduction with gallium phosphide nanowires.

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    Standing, Anthony; Assali, Simone; Gao, Lu; Verheijen, Marcel A; van Dam, Dick; Cui, Yingchao; Notten, Peter H L; Haverkort, Jos E M; Bakkers, Erik P A M

    2015-01-01

    Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from solar energy and water offers a clean and sustainable fuel option for the future. Planar III/V material systems have shown the highest efficiencies, but are expensive. By moving to the nanowire regime the demand on material quantity is reduced, and new materials can be uncovered, such as wurtzite gallium phosphide, featuring a direct bandgap. This is one of the few materials combining large solar light absorption and (close to) ideal band-edge positions for full water splitting. Here we report the photoelectrochemical reduction of water, on a p-type wurtzite gallium phosphide nanowire photocathode. By modifying geometry to reduce electrical resistance and enhance optical absorption, and modifying the surface with a multistep platinum deposition, high current densities and open circuit potentials were achieved. Our results demonstrate the capabilities of this material, even when used in such low quantities, as in nanowires. PMID:26183949

  11. Efficient water reduction with gallium phosphide nanowires

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    Standing, Anthony; Assali, Simone; Gao, Lu; Verheijen, Marcel A.; van Dam, Dick; Cui, Yingchao; Notten, Peter H. L.; Haverkort, Jos E. M.; Bakkers, Erik P. A. M.

    2015-01-01

    Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from solar energy and water offers a clean and sustainable fuel option for the future. Planar III/V material systems have shown the highest efficiencies, but are expensive. By moving to the nanowire regime the demand on material quantity is reduced, and new materials can be uncovered, such as wurtzite gallium phosphide, featuring a direct bandgap. This is one of the few materials combining large solar light absorption and (close to) ideal band-edge positions for full water splitting. Here we report the photoelectrochemical reduction of water, on a p-type wurtzite gallium phosphide nanowire photocathode. By modifying geometry to reduce electrical resistance and enhance optical absorption, and modifying the surface with a multistep platinum deposition, high current densities and open circuit potentials were achieved. Our results demonstrate the capabilities of this material, even when used in such low quantities, as in nanowires. PMID:26183949

  12. Efficient water reduction with gallium phosphide nanowires

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    Standing, Anthony; Assali, Simone; Gao, Lu; Verheijen, Marcel A.; van Dam, Dick; Cui, Yingchao; Notten, Peter H. L.; Haverkort, Jos E. M.; Bakkers, Erik P. A. M.

    2015-07-01

    Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from solar energy and water offers a clean and sustainable fuel option for the future. Planar III/V material systems have shown the highest efficiencies, but are expensive. By moving to the nanowire regime the demand on material quantity is reduced, and new materials can be uncovered, such as wurtzite gallium phosphide, featuring a direct bandgap. This is one of the few materials combining large solar light absorption and (close to) ideal band-edge positions for full water splitting. Here we report the photoelectrochemical reduction of water, on a p-type wurtzite gallium phosphide nanowire photocathode. By modifying geometry to reduce electrical resistance and enhance optical absorption, and modifying the surface with a multistep platinum deposition, high current densities and open circuit potentials were achieved. Our results demonstrate the capabilities of this material, even when used in such low quantities, as in nanowires.

  13. Rare Earth Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) Selective Emitters

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    Chubb, Donald L.; Pal, AnnaMarie T.; Patton, Martin O.; Jenkins, Phillip P.

    1999-01-01

    As a result of their electron structure, rare earth ions in crystals at high temperature emit radiation in several narrow bands rather than in a continuous blackbody manner. This study presents a spectral emittance model for films and cylinders of rare earth doped yttrium aluminum garnets. Good agreement between experimental and theoretical film spectral emittances was found for erbium and holmium aluminum garnets. Spectral emittances of films are sensitive to temperature differences across the film. For operating conditions of interest, the film emitter experiences a linear temperature variation whereas the cylinder emitter has a more advantageous uniform temperature. Emitter efficiency is also a sensitive function of temperature. For holminum aluminum garnet film the efficiency is 0.35 at 1446K but only 0.27 at 1270 K.

  14. Positive gallium scan in retroperitoneal fibrosis

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    Liebman, R.M.

    1983-11-01

    Many articles have described the computed tomographic (CT) diagnosis of retroperitoneal fibrosis and its similarities to lymphoma and other retroperitoneal processes. The author reports a patient with classic uroradiographic findings of retroperitoneal fibrosis and CT findings consistent with extensive periaortic masses. A gallium-67 (/sup 67/Ga) citrate scan, performed to exclude lymphoma, demonstrated intense periaortic activity. Specimens obtained during laparotomy, however, showed typical pathologic findings of retroperitoneal fibrosis without evidence of lymphoma or other malignancies.

  15. Gallium-67 imaging in muscular sarcoidosis

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    Edan, G.; Bourguet, P.; Delaval, P.; Herry, J.Y.

    1984-07-01

    A case is presented of sarcoid myopathy in which radiogallium was seen to accumulate in the sites of muscle involvement. Uptake of the radiotracer disappeared following institution of corticosteroid therapy. The exceptional nature of this case contrasts with the high frequency of biopsy evidence of sarcoid granulomas in muscle. Gallium-67 imaging can be used to determine the extent of muscle involvement and, through evaluation of uptake intensity, the degree of disease activity before and after treatment.

  16. A Gallium multiphase equation of state

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    Crockett, Scott D; Greeff, Carl

    2009-01-01

    A new SESAME multiphase Gallium equation of state (EOS) has been developed. The equation of state includes three of the solid phases (Ga I, Ga II, Ga III) and a fluid phase (liquid/gas). The EOS includes consistent latent heat between the phases. We compare the results to the liquid Hugoniol data. We also explore the possibility of re-freezing via dynamic means such as isentropic and shock compression.

  17. Anisotropy study of garnet films grown over substrates populated with gold nanoparticles

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    Lang, G.; Bowen, D.; Hung, L.; Krafft, C.; Mayergoyz, I.

    2012-04-01

    Anisotropy of garnet films grown by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) over (100)-oriented garnet substrates populated with gold nanoparticles is studied. The results of ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) and optical hysteresis loop measurements as well as optical images of domain structures of LPE-grown garnet films are presented and discussed.

  18. Czochralski growth of thulium gallium garnets: Tm 3(Tm xGa 2-x)Ga 3O 12

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    Baermann, A.; Guse, W.; Saalfeld, H.

    1982-05-01

    Large, optically-clear single crystals of Tm 3(Tm xGa 2-x)Ga 3O 12 ( x=0.09-0.15) have been grown using the Czochralski meth od for the first time. The growth direction was [001]. X-ray topography and optical methods were used to check the quality of the single crystals. Lattice constants in comparison to the melt stoichiometry are discussed, spectrographic and refractive data are presented.

  19. Measurement of pressure changes during laser-activated irrigant by an erbium, chromium: yttrium, scandium, gallium, garnet laser.

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    Peeters, Harry Huiz; De Moor, Roeland J G

    2015-07-01

    The use of Er,Cr:YSGG laser to activate irrigants results in the creation of vapour bubbles and shockwaves. The present study evaluated the magnitude of pressure changes in the root canal during laser-activated irrigation. The root canal of a single extracted maxillary canine was enlarged to a size 40/0.06 file. A pressure sensor was inserted apically into the root canal. The tooth was processed as follows. In the EDTA condition, the tooth was irrigated with 17% EDTA; in the NaOCl condition, the tooth was irrigated with 3% NaOCl. In all conditions, the irrigants were activated at 0.75 and 1.75W for 60s using RFT2 and MZ2 tips; to analyse the effect of tip placement, the tip was activated at the orifice and after inserting the tip 5mm deeper than the orifice. Data showed no significant difference between irrigation regimens (p?>?0.05). There were no significant differences of the pressure between RFT2 and MZ2 tips (p?>?0.05). The placement of tips closer to the apex resulted in significantly higher pressure than at the orifice (p?

  20. High-dose gallium imaging in lymphoma

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    Anderson, K.C.; Leonard, R.C.; Canellos, G.P.; Skarin, A.T.; Kaplan, W.D.

    1983-08-01

    The role of gallium-67 imaging in the management of patients with lymphoma, traditionally assessed using low tracer doses and the rectilinear scanner, was assessed when using larger doses (7 to 10 mCi) and a triple-peak Anger camera. Gallium scan results in 51 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 21 patients with Hodgkin's disease were compared with simultaneous radiologic, clinical, and histopathologic reports. Subsequent disease course was also evaluated in light of radionuclide findings. Sensitivity and specificity of the scans were 0.90 or greater for both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease, and overall accuracy by site was 96 percent. Although there are insufficient numbers of pretreatment scans to allow any conclusions, our data suggest that newer approaches to gallium scanning in treated patients are (1) highly specific in all lymphomas and most sensitive in high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease; (2) valuable in assessing the mediastinum in both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease; and (3) helpful adjuncts to computed tomographic scanning and ultrasonography in assessing abdominal node disease.

  1. Gallium arsenide for devices and integrated circuits

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    Morgan, D.V.; Thomas, H.

    1986-01-01

    Gallium Arsenide has long been hailed as the material of the future and it is only in recent years that the technology associated with its growth and processing has matured to the point where IC production can be contemplated at the industrial level. This point has now been reached and the electronics industries in Europe, the USA and Japan are actively moving from research activities into product development using this and related material. The text is divided into 15 chapters: Gallium Arsenide: Physical and Transport Properties; Liquid phase and Vapour Phase Epitaxy of GaAs and Related Compounds; Expitaxial Growth and GaAs: MBE and MOCVD; Characterization of GaAs I: Electrical Techniques; Characterization of GaAsII: Ion Beam Analysis; Ion Implantation; Wet and Dry Processing GaAs; Microwave and Millimetre - Wave Diodes; GaAs Mesfet's and High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT); Optoelectronic Devices and Components; Gallium Arsenide Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits; GaAs Digital Integrated Circuits; III-V Semiconductors for Solar Cells.

  2. Analysis of garnets from the archaeological sites in Slovenia

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    mit, .; Fajfar, H.; Jerek, M.; Knific, T.; Lux, J.

    2014-06-01

    Garnets (62 individual stones) originating from the Migration Period cemeteries and hilltop settlements in Slovenia were analyzed by the combined PIXE/PIGE method for their chemical composition. Typologically, the analyzed stones may be classified as almandines originating from the sites in India, belonging to types I and II according to Calligaro. A smaller group of pyraldines intermediate between almandines and pyropes was also determined; identified as type III, their source is most likely in Sri Lanka. No garnets from Bohemia (Czech Republic) have been discovered, which may be related to important political changes in the 7th c. AD, induced by Slavic and Avaric migrations.

  3. Lu-Hf geochronology on cm-sized garnets using microsampling: New constraints on garnet growth rates and duration of metamorphism during continental collision (Menderes Massif, Turkey)

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    Schmidt, Alexander; Pourteau, Amaury; Candan, Osman; Oberhänsli, Roland

    2015-12-01

    This study shows Lu-Hf geochronology of zoned garnet crystals contained in mica schists from the southern Menderes Massif, Turkey. Selected samples are four 3-5 cm large garnet megacrysts of which several consecutive garnet shells have been sampled with a micro-saw and analyzed for dating. The results are used to extract growth rates of garnet, and also to improve the time constraint for Alpine-aged overprint of the Pan-African basement in the Menderes Massif. Lu-Hf ages of the sampled garnet shells are determined by two-point garnet-only isochrons using the garnets' Lu-depleted rim compositions. This yields a consistent decrease of age information from core to rim segments of individual garnet crystals and the calculated isochron ages propose a time frame of growth between 42.6 ± 1.9 and 34.8 ± 3.1 Ma. Major element profiles in the investigated garnets characterize zoning patterns indicative of prograde conditions: Rayleigh fractionated bell-shaped Mn and decreasing Fe/(Fe + Mg) are recorded by the garnets' core to rim compositions. Therefore the obtained Lu-Hf ages record timing of early prograde growth for the cores of the garnets. Two of the large garnet crystals also yield isochron ages of 58.83 ± 0.69 and 50.16 ± 0.84 Ma in their innermost cores, which appear to record an early nucleation event. This view, however, is not in concordance with the observed major element profiles of these garnets, and therefore is interpreted with caution. Termination of the garnet growth period is determined through the calculation of radial growth rates based on the size of the garnets and the Lu-Hf ages obtained for consecutive shells. Extrapolation of these rates potentially constrains the total duration for garnet growth terminating at 31 ± 6 Ma. Comparison of the growth rates calculated for individual crystals shows a variety of slow and fast growing garnets, and similar results have been previously obtained with the Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotope systems. The new data provides a precise age determination for prograde Barrovian metamorphism in the southern Menderes Massif, which so far was placed between 63 and 27 Ma on the basis of mica Rb-Sr and Ar-Ar dating. This study provides new constraints crucial to the understanding of the tectonic evolution of southwest Anatolia and the Aegean realm, as it yields a shorter outline for Alpine aged continental collision.

  4. Compensation and Characterization of Gallium Arsenide

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    Roush, Randy Allen

    1995-01-01

    The properties of transition metals in gallium arsenide have been previously investigated extensively with respect to activation energies, but little effort has been made to correlate processing parameters with electronic characteristics. Diffusion of copper in gallium arsenide is of technological importance due to the development of GaAs:Cu bistable photoconductive devices. Several techniques are demonstrated in this work to develop and characterize compensated gallium arsenide wafers. The material is created by the thermal diffusion of copper into silicon-doped GaAs. Transition metals generally form deep and shallow acceptors in GaAs, and therefore compensation is possible by material processing such that the shallow silicon donors are compensated by deep acceptors. Copper is an example of a transition metal that forms deep acceptors in GaAs, and therefore this work will focus on the compensation and characterization of GaAs:Si:Cu. The compensation of the material has shown that the lower diffusion temperatures (500-600^ circC) form primarily the well-known Cu _{rm B} centers whereas the higher temperature anneals (>750 ^circC) result in the formation of CU_{rm A}. Using compensation curves, the copper density is found by comparing the compensation temperature with copper solubility curves given by others. These curves also show that the formation of CU_{rm B}, EL2, and CU_{rm A} can be manipulated by varying processing parameters such as annealing temperature and arsenic pressure. The compensation results are confirmed using Temperature-Dependent Hall (TDH) measurements to detect the copper levels. Also, the photoconductive properties of the material under illumination from 1.06 and 2.1 ?m wavelength laser pulses have been used to demonstrate the effects of the different processing procedures. The persistent photoconductivity inherent to these devices under illumination from the 1.06 ?m laser pulse is used to predict the concentration of the Cu_ {rm B}<=vel, and the fast hole capture times of the various acceptors are found through the response to a 140 ps (FWHM), 2.1 ?m laser pulse. Finally, the physical distribution of the copper atoms in the gallium arsenide wafer is examined using Glow Discharge and Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (GDMS and SIMS). These techniques have been used to show that the copper diffusion in gallium arsenide is non-uniform with respect to depth and surface position.

  5. Cellular Domain Patterns in Magnetic Garnet Films.

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    Babcock, Kenneth Lawrence

    This thesis presents the first experimental study of two-dimensional cellular patterns of magnetic domains in garnet films. Room-temperature observations focused on a Bismuth-substituted film designed for magneto-optic device applications. Measurements of energies and statistical quantities were aided by computer analysis of digitized pattern images. An external bias field H_ B induces pattern evolution that is shown to be governed by three elemental domain structures: (i) Stripe segments that form the cell boundaries. Magnetic field and domain wall energies produce effective tension in the stripe segments that drives the domain motion. (ii) 3 -fold vertices that join the stripe segments. Cellular patterns saturate when the vertices are destroyed at the bias value H_{V} (= 0.79 times 4pi M = 150 Oe), the largest saturation field of all domain pattern topologies. (iii) Pentagonal bubble traps, 5-fold symmetric structures containing trapped magnetic bubble domains. Isolated bubble traps collapse at a critical bias field H_5 (= 0.54 times 4pi M = 103 Oe). A simple geometric model illustrates the energetic mechanism of bubble trap collapse. An analytic pattern model accounts for domain interactions so as to elucidate the bias and configuration dependence of the stripe tension and outline the energetic bias regimes. All stripe segments are under tension in the nonequilibrium regime H _{RI}

  6. Properties of the extreme ultraviolet emission from germanium and gallium plasmas

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    Li, Bowen; Hara, Hiroyuki; Suzuki, Yuhei; Arai, Goki; Higashiguchi, Takeshi; Ohashi, Hayato; Jiang, Weihua; Makimura, Tetsuya; Sakaue, Hiroyuki A.; Suzuki, Chihiro; Kato, Daiji; Murakami, Izumi; Dunne, Padraig; Long, Elaine; Sheridan, Paul; Chen, Ximeng; O'Sullivan, Gerry

    2015-08-01

    We report on the usefulness of germanium (Ge) and gallium (Ga) plasmas as potential extreme ultraviolet (EUV) sources at both 6.x and 13.5 nm, wavelengths of interest for lithography and metrology applications. Spectra from plasmas produced using neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers with pulse durations of 170 ps and 7 ns [full width at half-maximum] and a compact electron beam ion trap have been used to determine the charge states responsible while theoretical calculations using atomic structure Cowan and HULLAC codes enabled the identification of structure in the Ge spectrum arising from strong transitions of the type 3d - 4p and 3d - 4f. Transitions of the type 3d - 4f in Ge10+ and Ga11+ were found to lie in the 6.x nm region, while 3 p -3 d transitions from a range of stages in both elements contribute in the 13.5 nm region. We also studied the emission spectra of galinstan plasmas, and the results imply that galinstan might provide a promising candidate for EUV applications that exploit the progress in the development of multilayer mirrors for operation at 6.x nm.

  7. About a Gadolinium-doped Water Cherenkov LAGUNA Detector

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    Labarga, Luis

    2010-11-01

    Water Cherenkov (wC) detectors are extremely powerful apparatuses for scientific research. Nevertheless they lack of neutron tagging capabilities, which translates, mainly, into an inability to identify the anti-matter nature of the reacting incoming anti-neutrino particles. A solution was proposed by R. Beacon and M. Vagins back in 2004: by dissolving in the water a compound with nucleus with very large cross section for neutron capture like the Gadolinium, with a corresponding emission of photons of enough energy to be detected, they can tag thermal neutrons with an efficiency larger than 80%. In this talk we detail the technique and its implications in the measurement capabilities and, as well, the new backgrounds induced. We discuss the improvement on their physics program, also for the case of LAGUNA type detectors. We comment shortly the status of the pioneering R&D program of the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration towards dissolving a Gadolinium compound in its water.

  8. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography in brain death

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    Luchtmann, M.; Beuing, O.; Skalej, M.; Kohl, J.; Serowy, S.; Bernarding, J.; Firsching, R.

    2014-01-01

    Confirmatory tests for the diagnosis of brain death in addition to clinical findings may shorten observation time required in some countries and may add certainty to the diagnosis under specific circumstances. The practicability of Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography to confirm cerebral circulatory arrest was assessed after the diagnosis of brain death in 15 patients using a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. In all 15 patients extracranial blood flow distal to the external carotid arteries was undisturbed. In 14 patients no contrast medium was noted within intracerebral vessels above the proximal level of the intracerebral arteries. In one patient more distal segments of the anterior and middle cerebral arteries (A3 and M3) were filled with contrast medium. Gadolinium-enhanced MRA may be considered conclusive evidence of cerebral circulatory arrest, when major intracranial vessels fail to fill with contrast medium while extracranial vessels show normal blood flow.

  9. About a Gadolinium-doped Water Cherenkov LAGUNA Detector

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    Labarga, Luis

    2010-11-24

    Water Cherenkov (wC) detectors are extremely powerful apparatuses for scientific research. Nevertheless they lack of neutron tagging capabilities, which translates, mainly, into an inability to identify the anti-matter nature of the reacting incoming anti-neutrino particles. A solution was proposed by R. Beacon and M. Vagins back in 2004: by dissolving in the water a compound with nucleus with very large cross section for neutron capture like the Gadolinium, with a corresponding emission of photons of enough energy to be detected, they can tag thermal neutrons with an efficiency larger than 80%. In this talk we detail the technique and its implications in the measurement capabilities and, as well, the new backgrounds induced. We discuss the improvement on their physics program, also for the case of LAGUNA type detectors. We comment shortly the status of the pioneering R and D program of the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration towards dissolving a Gadolinium compound in its water.

  10. Proton MR spectroscopy of gadolinium-enhanced multiple sclerosis plaques.

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    Narayana, P A; Wolinsky, J S; Jackson, E F; McCarthy, M

    1992-01-01

    Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and proton MR spectroscopy were performed in 14 patients with clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS). Prominent resonances in the 0.5-2.0-ppm region were seen in the spectra of six of nine gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced plaques in seven patients. These resonances were presumed to originate in lipids and other myelin breakdown products. Similar resonances were detected in only seven of 21 unenhancing plaques. The more frequent presence of such signals in the gadolinium-enhanced regions indicates that myelin breakdown is often associated with the inflammation that occurs in early stages of MS plaque evolution. It remains uncertain, however, whether active inflammation as indicated by gadolinium enhancement is a necessary precursor of myelin breakdown as detected at MR spectroscopy. Quantitative spectral analysis did not indicate statistically significant differences in N-acetyl aspartate and choline levels relative to creatine plus phosphocreatine between healthy volunteers and MS patients. PMID:1627860

  11. Elasticity of some mantle crystals structures. III - Spessartite-almandine garnet

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    Wang, H.; Simmons, G.

    1974-01-01

    Measurements of the pressure dependence of the elastic constants of spessartite-almandine garnet are given. The basis for velocity systematics among the available natural and synthetic garnet data is then examined. As for any dense oxide, the natural anion in garnet is dominant in size. The ionic sizes of the cations in the various sites are used to determine the extent to which it might be expected that garnets of different chemical formulas are analogous in elastic properties. The results are used to predict that the elastic velocities in garnet-transformed MgSiO3 are the same as those in pyrope (Mg3Al2Si3O12).

  12. Magnons as a Bose-Einstein Condensate in Nanocrystalline Gadolinium

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    Kaul, S. N.; Mathew, S. P.

    2011-06-17

    The recent observation [S. P. Mathew et al., J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 200, 072047 (2010)] of the anomalous softening of spin-wave modes at low temperatures in nanocrystalline gadolinium is interpreted as a Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of magnons. A self-consistent calculation, based on the BEC picture, is shown to closely reproduce the observed temperature variations of magnetization and specific heat at constant magnetic fields.

  13. Gallium scintigraphy in bone infarction. Correlation with bone imaging

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    Armas, R.R.; Goldsmith, S.J.

    1984-01-01

    The appearance of gallium-67 images in bone infarction was studied in nine patients with sickle cell disease and correlated with the bone scan findings. Gallium uptake in acute infarction was decreased or absent with a variable bone scan uptake, and normal in healing infarcts, which showed increased uptake on bone scan. The significance of these findings is discussed.

  14. Gadolinium nitride films deposited using a PEALD based process

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    Fang, Ziwen; Williams, Paul A.; Odedra, Rajesh; Jeon, Hyeongtag; Potter, Richard J.

    2012-01-01

    Gadolinium nitride films have been deposited on Si(100) using a plasma-enhanced ALD (PEALD) based process. The deposition was carried out using tris(methylcyclopentadienyl)gadolinium {Gd(MeCp) 3} and remote nitrogen plasma, separated by argon pulses. Films were deposited at temperatures between 150 and 300 C and capped with tantalum nitride to prevent post-deposition oxidation. Film composition was initially assessed using EDX and selected samples were subsequently depth profiled using medium energy ion scattering (MEIS) or AES. X-ray diffraction appears to show that the films are effectively amorphous. Films deposited at 200 C were found to have a Gd:N ratio close to 1:1 and a low oxygen incorporation (5%). Although the growth was affected by partial thermal decomposition of the Gd(MeCp) 3, it was still possible to obtain smooth (Ra.=0.7 nm) films with good thickness uniformity (97%). Less successful attempts to deposit gadolinium nitride using thermal ALD with ammonia or mono-methyl-hydrazine are also reported.

  15. Type of MRI contrast, tissue gadolinium, and fibrosis

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    Do, Catherine; Barnes, Jeffrey L.; Tan, Chunyan

    2014-01-01

    It has been presupposed that the thermodynamic stability constant (Ktherm) of gadolinium-based MRI chelates relate to the risk of precipitating nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. The present study compared low-Ktherm gadodiamide with high-Ktherm gadoteridol in cultured fibroblasts and rats with uninephrectomies. Gadolinium content was assessed using scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy in paraffin-embedded tissues. In vitro, fibroblasts demonstrated dose-dependent fibronectin generation, transforming growth factor-? production, and expression of activated myofibroblast stress fiber protein ?-smooth muscle actin. There were negligible differences with respect to toxicity or proliferation between the two contrast agents. In the rodent model, gadodiamide treatment led to greater skin fibrosis and dermal cellularity than gadoteridol. In the kidney, both contrast agents led to proximal tubule vacuolization and increased fibronectin accumulation. Despite large detectable gadolinium signals in the spleen, skin, muscle, and liver from the gadodiamide-treated group, contrast-induced fibrosis appeared to be limited to the skin and kidney. These findings support the hypothesis that low-Ktherm chelates have a greater propensity to elicit nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and demonstrate that certain tissues are resistant to these effects. PMID:25100280

  16. Isomorphism of actinides and REE in synthetic ferrite garnets

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    Livshits, T. S.

    2010-02-01

    The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is accompanied by the formation of liquid high-level radioactive waste (HLW). To increase the safety of handling HLW, it is proposed to extract actinide isotopes (An) and REE from them. These elements may be incorporated into crystalline matrices, e.g., based on ferrites with garnet structure, and then disposed in a geologic repository. The actinide-REE fraction is characterized by a complex composition. In addition to major components (An and REE), Al, Si, Na, and Sn occur therein in small amounts (a few wt %). Possible incorporation of the admixtures into ferrite garnets, as well as their effect on the phase composition of matrices and Th, Ce, Gd, and La contents were studied. It was shown that admixtures enter into garnet by means of isomorphic replacement. The properties of samples change only when admixtures are added in amounts exceeding their concentrations in HLW. The ability of ferrite garnets to accumulate significant amounts of An, REE, and admixture elements makes them suitable for use as matrices in immobilizing actinide-REE HLW of complex composition.

  17. William Herschel and the 'garnet' stars: ? Cephei and more

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    Steinicke, Wolfgang

    2015-07-01

    Although William Herschel's 'Garnet Star' (? Cephei) is a prominent object, the story of the discovery of this famous red star is not well documented. Prior to and after Herschel, the identification of this star was the subject of confusion in various catalogues and atlases. The case is complex and involves other stars in southern Cepheus, including double stars, found by Herschel in the course of his star surveys. It is also fascinating to learn that ? Cephei is not the only star called 'garnet' by him. This study reveals that there are 21 in all, resulting in a 'Herschel Catalogue of Garnet Stars' - the first historical catalogue of red stars. Among them are prominent objects, which in the literature are credited to later observers. This misconception is corrected here, for Herschel was the true discoverer of all of them. The most interesting cases are Hind's 'Crimson Star', Secchi's 'La Superba', John Herschel's 'Ruby Star' and Schmidt's V Aquilae. Finally, we discussed whether Herschel speculated about the physical nature of his garnet stars, many of which are now known to be variable.

  18. Diffusion of divalent cations in garnet: multi-couple experiments

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    Perchuk, A. L.; Burchard, M.; Schertl, H.-P.; Maresch, W. V.; Gerya, T. V.; Bernhardt, H.-J.; Vidal, O.

    2009-05-01

    We demonstrate the possibility of studying several diffusion couples in a single run, i.e. under almost similar P- T- t- f_{{{text{O}}_{ 2} }} conditions, allowing direct comparison of the diffusion rates in different diffusion couples. Thus the duration of experimental study and the risk of failure of expensive experimental equipment can be decreased considerably. The diffusion experiments were carried out in piston-cylinder apparatus. Gem-quality garnets of almandine, spessartine and grossular compositions together with inclusion-rich eclogitic garnets were embedded in a powder of natural pyrope and annealed together under dry conditions at P = 1.9-3.2 GPa and T = 1,070-1,400C. Diffusion profiles were measured by electron microprobe and fitted numerically on the basis of multicomponent diffusion theory. The datasets derived from different diffusion couples yields parameters of the Arrhenius equation for Ca, Mg and Fe in natural eclogitic garnets and Mg, Mn and Fe in gem-quality garnets. We have also studied the effect of grain-boundary diffusion in the sintered pyrope matrix on interdiffusion on the basis of 2D modeling. Under conditions analogous to those of our experimental runs, we show that observed irregularities in some measured diffusion profiles (not applied for the diffusion modeling) can be directly related to the superposition of local grain-boundary diffusion on dominant volume diffusion.

  19. Nuclear microprobe imaging of gallium nitrate in cancer cells

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    Ortega, Richard; Suda, Asami; Devès, Guillaume

    2003-09-01

    Gallium nitrate is used in clinical oncology as treatment for hypercalcemia and for cancer that has spread to the bone. Its mechanism of antitumor action has not been fully elucidated yet. The knowledge of the intracellular distribution of anticancer drugs is of particular interest in oncology to better understand their cellular pharmacology. In addition, most metal-based anticancer compounds interact with endogenous trace elements in cells, altering their metabolism. The purpose of this experiment was to examine, by use of nuclear microprobe analysis, the cellular distribution of gallium and endogenous trace elements within cancer cells exposed to gallium nitrate. In a majority of cellular analyses, gallium was found homogeneously distributed in cells following the distribution of carbon. In a smaller number of cells, however, gallium appeared concentrated together with P, Ca and Fe within round structures of about 2-5 μm diameter located in the perinuclear region. These intracellular structures are typical of lysosomial material.

  20. Complex chemical zoning in eclogite facies garnet reaction rims: the role of grain boundary diffusion

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    Prenzel, J.; Abart, R.; Keller, L.

    2009-03-01

    In metapelites of the Saualpe complex (Eastern Alps) continuous 10 m to 20 m wide garnet reaction rims formed along biotite-plagioclase and biotite-perthite interfaces. The pre-existing mineral assemblages are remnants of low pressure high temperature metamorphism of Permian age. The garnet reaction rims grew during the Cretaceous eclogite facies overprint. Reaction rim growth involved transfer of Fe and Mg components from the garnet-biotite interface to the garnet-feldspar interface and transfer of the Ca component in the opposite direction. The garnets show complex, asymmetrical chemical zoning, which reflects the relative contributions of short circuit diffusion along grain boundaries within the polycrystalline garnet reaction rims and volume diffusion through the grain interiors on bulk mass transfer. It is demonstrated by numerical modelling that the spacing of the grain boundaries, i.e. the grain size of the garnet in the reaction rim is a first order control on its internal chemical zoning.

  1. Raman spectroscopic study of synthesized Na-bearing majoritic garnets

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    Okamoto, K.

    2003-12-01

    Majoritic garnets in diamond have been considered as the sample from mantle transition zone (e.g. Moore and Gurney, 1985). For non-destructive, in-situ Raman analysis, Gillet et al. (2002) systematically checked chemistry and Raman peak of various majoritic garnets in diamond. They treated majoritic component as number of excess-silica than 3.0 per formula unit. However, in the basaltic system, majorite garnets also have significant amounts of Na. Na substitution is coupled with Si and Ti as follows; Na +Ti = Ca +Al (Ringwood and Lovering, 1970), Na +Si = Ca + Al (Sobolev and Labrentav, 1971; Ringwood and Major, 1971) or Na + Si = Mg + Al (Gasparik, 1989). Each component in garnet is defined as follows; Mj (majorite) component = ((Si-3)-Na)/2), NaSi (Na2MSi5O12 where M= Ca, Mg, Fe2+) component = (Na-T)/2, and NaTi component = Ti/2. Okamoto and Maruyama (2003) conducted UHP experiments in the MORB + H2O system (KNCFMATSH) at 10-19 GPa. They show that 1) Mj and NaTi component are constant and lower than 0.1 at T = 900 \\deg C, and 2) NaSi component increases drastically above 15 GPa although it is neglibly small at P<15 GPa. Raman spectra was newly analyzed using Okamoto and Maruyama (2003)'s run charges. Above 15 GPa, there is a characteristic sharp peak at 910 cm-1 and broad shoulder between 800 and 900 cm-1 as well as broad band near 960 cm-1. Gillet et at (2002) concluded that the former peak at 910cm-1 is the only reliable signature for the majoritic garnet (Si>3). They also implied that the latter two broad peaks are diagnostic feature for Ti rich garnet (> 1wt% of TiO2) as well as peak at 1030 cm-1. However, in all P range (10-19 GPa) of the present study, TiO2 is higher than 1wt%, and there is a peak at 1030 cm-1. Additional Ti-free experiment at 16 GPa, 1200 \\deg C clearly revealed that Na-bearing majoritic garnet has a significant shoulder at 800-900 cm-1. Ref; Gasparik (1989) CMP, 102,389, Gillet et al. (2002) Am.Min., 87, 312, Moore and Gurney (1985)Nature, 318, 553, Okamoto and Maruyama (2003)PEPI, in press, Ringwood and Lovering (1970) EPSL, 7, 371, Ringwood and Major (1971)EPSL, 12, 411, Sobolev and Labrentav (1971)CMP, 31, 1.

  2. Calculation of the Energetics of Water Incorporation in Majorite Garnet

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    Pigott, J. S.; Wright, K.; Gale, J. D.; Panero, W. R.

    2013-12-01

    Global-scale mantle processes, such as subduction and plume ascent, are linked to surface processes through plate tectonics. Subduction rates, plume buoyancy, and rheology are among the properties associated with a convective mantle that are strongly affected by the volatile budget of the Earth's upper mantle and transition zone (410 km - 660 km). Therefore understanding of the role of hydrogen in mantle minerals is of importance when modeling mantle convection throughout Earth history into the Hadean. Garnet is found in the Earth's upper mantle and transition zone (~60 km - 710 km) with majorite garnet accounting for as much as 40 percent of the rock volume at 500 km. Given the potential of nominally anhydrous minerals, including garnet, to store H2O in the form of OH defects, constraining the hydrogen incorporation mechanism in majorite is crucial to an accurate interpretation of mantle processes. The water storage capacity of majorite is controlled by pressure, temperature, composition and the mechanism by which it incorporates hydrogen. Estimates of the potential of mantle garnets to be major water storage minerals, as well as the mechanics of hydrogen incorporation in majorite, are variable based on experimental evidence. This study addresses the deep-Earth water budget by calculating the defect energetics associated with hydrogen incorporation into tetragonal MgSiO3 (majorite) garnet between 0 and 20 GPa using atomistic simulations. At the pressure conditions of the Earth's mantle, hydrogen is most likely to be associated with protonation of oxygen adjacent to cation vacancies. At both P = 10 GPa and P = 20 GPa, our calculations show that of the six distinct oxygen positions, only three are likely to be protonated. Hydroxyl groups are predicted to be bound to Mg vacancies as [VMg(OH)2]X defect complexes, where the Mg vacancies are located at both the octahedral and dodecahedral sites.

  3. Combined external-beam PIXE and /?-Raman characterisation of garnets used in Merovingian jewellery

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    Calligaro, T.; Colinart, S.; Poirot, J.-P.; Sudres, C.

    2002-04-01

    Red garnets were the dominant gemstones used for jewels in Europe during the Early Middle Ages. We have studied over 350 garnets set on 12 jewels unearthed in the royal necropolis of the Saint-Denis Basilica, close to Paris. This famous collection of "cloisonn" style artefacts dates from the Merovingian period (late fifth century AD to early seventh century AD). The archaeological issue addressed is the identification of the geographical origin of these garnets, in view to establish the gem trading routes during the Dark Ages. External beam PIXE was used to determine the major constituents (Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Mn, Fe), specifying the garnet type (composition in various mineralogical end-members, e.g. almandine, pyrope, spessartite, ), and the trace element content (Cr, Y). Three sorts of garnets were identified. Ten jewels are adorned with almandine garnets (Fe-rich). One jewel has intermediate almandine-pyrope garnets ("rhodolite"). The last and most recent jewel is inlaid with pyrope (Mg-rich) garnets. Trace element content and slight differences in major composition allowed to distinguish five different sources: two sources for pyrope garnets (with and without chromium), and two sources for almandine garnets (distinctive calcium, magnesium and yttrium contents). A preliminary comparison with literature data suggested that almandine garnets may have been mined from India while the "rhodolite" garnets may have been imported from Sri Lanka. The sources of pyrope garnets could be the Bohemian deposits (Czech republic). In addition, ?-Raman spectrometry was used to identify most of the mineral inclusions (apatite, zircon, ilmenite, monazite, calcite, quartz) present in almandine garnets. Even if two specific types of inclusions were not identified, due to the lack of corresponding reference spectra in our database, the Raman spectra collected provided an interesting inclusion fingerprint.

  4. The Preparation and Structural Characterization of Three Structural Types of Gallium Compounds Derived from Gallium (II) Chloride

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    Gordon, Edward M.; Hepp, Aloysius F.; Duraj. Stan A.; Habash, Tuhfeh S.; Fanwick, Phillip E.; Schupp, John D.; Eckles, William E.; Long, Shawn

    1997-01-01

    The three compounds Ga2Cl4(4-mepy)2 (1),[GaCl2(4-mepy)4]GaCl4x1/2(4-mepy); (2) and GaCl2(4-mepy)2(S2CNEt2); (3) (4-mepy= 4-methylpyridine) have been prepared from reactions of gallium (II) chloride in 4-methylpyridine and characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Small variations in the reaction conditions for gallium(II) chloride can produce crystals with substantially different structural properties. The three compounds described here encompass a neutral gallium(II) dimer in which each gallium is four-coordinate, an ionic compound containing both anionic and cationic gallium complex ions with different coordination numbers and a neutral six-coordinate heteroleptic

  5. Gallium scintigraphic pattern in lung CMV infections

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    Ganz, W.I.; Cohen, D.; Mallin, W.

    1994-05-01

    Due to extensive use of prophylactic therapy for Pneumonitis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP), Cytomegalic Viral (CMV) infection may now be the most common lung infection in AIDS patients. This study was performed to determine Gallium-67 patterns in AIDS patients with CMV. Pathology reports were reviewed in AIDS patients who had a dose of 5 to 10 mCi of Gallium-67 citrate. Analysis of images were obtained 48-72 hours later of the entire body was performed. Gallium-67 scans in 14 AIDS patients with biopsy proven CMV, were evaluated for eye, colon, adrenal, lung and renal uptake. These were compared to 40 AIDS patients without CMV. These controls had infections including PCP, Mycobacterial infections, and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis. 100% of CMV patients had bowel uptake greater than or equal to liver. Similar bowel activity was seen in 50% of AIDS patients without CMV. 71% had intense eye uptake which was seen in only 10% of patients without CMV. 50% of CMV patients had renal uptake compared to 5% of non-CMV cases. Adrenal uptake was suggested in 50%, however, SPECT imaging is needed for confirmation. 85% had low grade lung uptake. The low grade lung had perihilar prominence. The remaining 15% had high grade lung uptake (greater than sternum) due to superimposed PCP infection. Colon uptake is very sensitive indicator for CMV infection. However, observing eye, renal, and or adrenal uptake improved the diagnostic specificity. SPECT imaging is needed to confirm renal or adrenal abnormalities due to intense bowel activity present in 100% of cases. When high grade lung uptake is seen superimposed PCP is suggested.

  6. Four stages of metasomatism recorded in zircon from garnet metachert and variable metasomatism in garnet hornblendite, Santa Catalina Island, California

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    Page, F.; Holsing, N. A.; Kita, N.; Essene, E. J.; Valley, J. W.

    2009-12-01

    Garnet quartzite is found as part of the coherent metasedimentary rocks within the epidote-amphibolite unit of Santa Catalina Island. Mineral separates of garnet and quartz were analyzed for ?18O by laser fluorination. Zircon separates from one sample were analyzed by ion microprobe for ?18O as well as for U-Pb age and REE. The ?18O of quartz (13.6-14.0) is lower than the ?18O of coexisting garnet (14.7-16.4) indicating profound resetting of quartz and the whole rock composition requiring high fluid/rock ratios. Zircons separated from one sample of quartzite contain detrital cores (oscillatory zoning in CL, pre-metamorphic 120-146 Ma ages, steep HREE, ?18O=4.7-9.1) with metamorphic (Th/U=0.05) zoned oscillatory rims with an extraordinarily high ?18O inner rim (24) and lower ?18O outer rim (17). Zircon rims are not in oxygen isotopic equilibrium with garnet (16) or with quartz (14) in the same rock. Given a peak metamorphic temperature of 650C, zircon inner rims would have been in equilibrium with quartz of at least 27 suggesting a biogenic quartz protolith. Zircon, garnet, and quartz record at least four stages of fluid metasomatism of a chert or siliceous ooze by a lower ?18O fluid. Zircon rims yield a metamorphic age (114 +3/-2 Ma), suggesting that this metasomatism took place relatively rapidly during subduction-related metamorphism. Tectonic blocks of garnet hornblendite are found in mlange zones on Catalina within the highest-grade ultramafic unit and along fault zones that separate lower-grade metasedimentary units. Zircon from garnet hornblendite blocks shows oscillatory zoning with CL, although in some domains the zoning is diffuse and crescent shaped. Metamorphic ages (114 Ma), low Th/U ratios (0.01-0.05), and elevated ?18O(zrc, 7.7-10.2) demonstrate that these are not relict igneous zircons from a mantle-derived source but formed during metamorphism of altered oceanic crust. Oscillatory zoning may be due to hydrothermal rather than magmatic processes. Flat HREE patterns in these zircons are suggestive of formation at the same time as garnet, and in most cases garnet and zircon are in oxygen isotopic equilibrium. Garnet and hornblende are not in equilibrium from at least one sample from each block, suggesting that ?18O in hornblende was reset to higher values during retrograde metamorphism. Smaller blocks found along faults display greater variability among hornblende ?18O values than samples collected within the ultramafic zone, and in one case the associated zircon may have a slightly younger age (108 +6/-2 Ma). Metasomatism of both quartzite and hornblendite could have been accomplished by a single fluid of ?18O=10-12 at temperatures of 400-650C.

  7. Gallium-67 imaging in muscular sarcoidosis

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    Edan, G.; Bourguet, P.; Delaval, P.; Herry, J.Y.

    1984-07-01

    A case is presented of sarcoid myopathy in which radiogallium was seen to accumulate in the sites of muscle involvement. Uptake of the radiotracer disappeared following institution of corticosteroid therapy. The exceptional nature of this case contrasts with the high frequency of biopsy evidence of sarcoid muscle disease but is consistent with the rarity of clinical evidence of sarcoid granulomas in muscle. Gallium-67 imaging can be used to determine the extent of muscle involvement and, through evaluation of uptake intensity, the degree of disease activity before and after treatment.

  8. Dispersion of Polymers in Metallic Gallium.

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    Kumar, Vijay Bhooshan; Gedanken, Aharon; Avnir, David; Porat, Ze'ev

    2016-01-01

    This work examines the concept of dispersing polymers in metals. Herein, this was mainly studied with molten gallium, in which 5-18?wt?% of various short-chain polymers were incorporated and mixed. The nature of the solidified products was examined by using X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, UV/Vis, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermal gravimetric analyses. It was found that some polymers can be dispersed as small domains within molten metals to form a heterogeneous solid. The ability to dope Ga with large polymers opens a new avenue to electronic materials. PMID:26494548

  9. Gallium induces the production of virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    García-Contreras, Rodolfo; Pérez-Eretza, Berenice; Lira-Silva, Elizabeth; Jasso-Chávez, Ricardo; Coria-Jiménez, Rafael; Rangel-Vega, Adrián; Maeda, Toshinari; Wood, Thomas K

    2014-02-01

    The novel antimicrobial gallium is a nonredox iron III analogue with bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties, effective for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo in mouse and rabbit infection models. It interferes with iron metabolism, transport, and presumably its homeostasis. As gallium exerts its antimicrobial effects by competing with iron, we hypothesized that it ultimately will lead cells to an iron deficiency status. As iron deficiency promotes the expression of virulence factors in vitro and promotes the pathogenicity of P. aeruginosa in animal models, it is anticipated that treatment with gallium will also promote the production of virulence factors. To test this hypothesis, the reference strain PA14 and two clinical isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis were exposed to gallium, and their production of pyocyanin, rhamnolipids, elastase, alkaline protease, alginate, pyoverdine, and biofilm was determined. Gallium treatment induced the production of all the virulence factors tested in the three strains except for pyoverdine. In addition, as the Ga-induced virulence factors are quorum sensing controlled, co-administration of Ga and the quorum quencher brominated furanone C-30 was assayed, and it was found that C-30 alleviated growth inhibition from gallium. Hence, adding both C-30 and gallium may be more effective in the treatment of P. aeruginosa infections. PMID:24151196

  10. Compatibility of ITER candidate structural materials with static gallium

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    Luebbers, P.R.; Michaud, W.F.; Chopra, O.K.

    1993-12-01

    Tests were conducted on the compatibility of gallium with candidate structural materials for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, e.g., Type 316 SS, Inconel 625, and Nb-5 Mo-1 Zr alloy, as well as Armco iron, Nickel 270, and pure chromium. Type 316 stainless steel is least resistant to corrosion in static gallium and Nb-5 Mo-1 Zr alloy is most resistant. At 400{degrees}C, corrosion rates are {approx}4.0, 0.5, and 0.03 mm/yr for type 316 SS, Inconel 625, and Nb-5 Mo- 1 Zr alloy, respectively. The pure metals react rapidly with gallium. In contrast to findings in earlier studies, pure iron shows greater corrosion than nickel. The corrosion rates at 400{degrees}C are {ge}88 and 18 mm/yr, respectively, for Armco iron and Nickel 270. The results indicate that at temperatures up to 400{degrees}C, corrosion occurs primarily by dissolution and is accompanied by formation of metal/gallium intermetallic compounds. The solubility data for pure metals and oxygen in gallium are reviewed. The physical, chemical, and radioactive properties of gallium are also presented. The supply and availability of gallium, as well as price predictions through the year 2020, are summarized.

  11. Assessment of gallium-67 scanning in pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

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    Israel, H.L.; Gushue, G.F.; Park, C.H.

    1986-01-01

    Gallium-67 scans have been widely employed in patients with sarcoidosis as a means of indicating alveolitis and the need for corticosteroid therapy. Observation of 32 patients followed 3 or more years after gallium scans showed no correlation between findings and later course: of 10 patients with pulmonary uptake, 7 recovered with minor residuals; of 18 patients with mediastinal of extrathoracic uptake, 10 had persistent or progressive disease; of 4 patients with negative initial scans, 2 had later progression. The value of gallium-67 scans as an aid to diagnosis was studied in 40 patients with extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. In 12 patients, abnormal lacrimal, nodal, or pulmonary uptake aided in selection of biopsy sites. Gallium-67 scans and serum ACE levels were compared in 97 patients as indices of clinical activity. Abnormal gallium-67 uptake was observed in 96.3% of the tests in active disease, and ACE level elevation occurred in 56.3%. In 24 patients with inactive or recovered disease, abnormal gallium-67 uptake occurred in 62.5% and ACE level elevation in 37.5%. Gallium-67 scans have a limited but valuable role in the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis.

  12. Behavior of Zircaloy Cladding in the Presence of Gallium

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    DiStefano, J.R.; King, J.F.; Manneschmidt, E.T.; Strizak, J.P.; Wilson, D.F.

    1998-09-28

    The U.S. Department of Energy has established a dual-track approach to the disposition of plutonium arising from the dismantling of nuclear weapons. Both immobilization and reactor-based mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel technologies are being evaluated. The reactor-based MOX fuel option requires assessment of the potential impact of concentrations of gallium (on the order of 1 to 10 ppm), not present in conventional MOX fuel, on cladding material performance. An experimental program was designed to evaluate the performance of prototypic Zircaloy cladding materials against (1) liquid gallium, and (2) various concentrations of G~03. Three types of tests were performed: (1) corrosion, (2) liquid metal embrittlement, and (3) corrosion-mechanical. These tests were to determine corrosion mechanisms, thresholds for temperature and concentration of gallium that delineate behavioral regimes, and changes in the mechanical properties of Zircaloy. Results have generally been favorable for the use of weapons-grade (WG) MOX fhel. The Zircaloy cladding does react with gallium to form intermetallic compounds at >3000 C; however, this reaction is limited by the mass of gallium and is therefore not expected to be significant with a low level (parts per million) of gallium in the MOX fuel. Furthermore, no evidence for grain boundary penetration by gallium or liquid metal embrittlement was observed.

  13. Dispersion of submicron Ni particles into liquid gallium

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    Cao, L. F.; Park, H. S.; Dodbiba, G.; Fujita, T.

    2008-06-01

    In this paper a liquid gallium with a low melting temperature and good thermal conductivity was used as a carrier to develop a new magnetorheological (MR) fluid that can be employed in energy convection devices. Submicron nickel particles, coated with silica, were chosen to be dispersed in the liquid gallium. The silica coating was used to improve the dispersion and prepare the composite particles with a density similar to that of the carrier liquid, i.e., liquid gallium. The supercooling phenomenon of liquid gallium was analyzed to better understand the dispersion of particles. The magnetization behaviours of both the silica-coated nickel particles and the synthesized MR fluids were measured. The results showed that the silica-coated nickel particles exhibited a shell-type structure, and the composite particle with a density same as the one of liquid gallium can be obtained by controlling the thickness of the coating layer to approximately 22 nm. The submicron nickel particles with the help of silica coating can be easily dispersed into liquid gallium. It was found that the supercooling of liquid gallium varied from 13.5 K to 19.3 K depending on the thickness of the coating layer of the dispersed particles. The saturation magnetization of the composite particles was reduced due to the occurrence of a non-magnetic silica layer. Figs 5, Refs 14.

  14. Gallium scanning in lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis of children with AIDS

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    Schiff, R.G.; Kabat, L.; Kamani, N.

    1987-12-01

    Lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) is a frequent pulmonary complication in the child with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We report the gallium scan findings in two children with AIDS and LIP. Gallium scintigraphy in both children demonstrated increased radionuclide concentration throughout the lungs, a pattern indistinguishable scintigraphically from that of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This should alert nuclear medicine practitioners and referring physicians to another cause of diffusely increased gallium uptake in the lungs of patients with AIDS.

  15. Semiquantitative gallium scintigraphy in patients with osteogenic sarcoma

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    Yeh, S.D.; Rosen, G.; Caparros, B.; Benua, R.S.

    1984-04-01

    Sequential gallium scans were performed in 37 patients with newly diagnosed osteogenic sarcoma. High gallium uptake was found more often in males in the 10 to 19 age group and in femoral lesions. High uptake was also seen in patients who had predominantly osteoblastic or mixed changes on radiographs and in those who had a soft tissue mass. Following chemotherapy, significant decrease of tumor to nontumor ratio occurred in the patients who responded to treatment as shown by a Grade III or IV response on histologic examinations at the time of en bloc resection. It is concluded that semiquantitative gallium scintigraphy is useful in monitoring therapeutic response in patients with osteogenic sarcoma.

  16. Interactions of Zircaloy Cladding with Gallium: Final Report

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    D.F. Wilson; E.T. Manneschmidt; J.F. King; J.P. Strizak; J.R. DiStefano

    1998-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy has established a dual-track approach to the disposition of plutonium arising from the dismantling of nuclear weapons. Both immobilization and reactor-based mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel technologies are being evaluated. The reactor-based MOX fuel option requires assessment of the potential impact of concentrations of gallium (on the order of 1 to 10 ppm), not present in conventional MOX fhel, on cladding material performance. Three previous repmts"3 identified several compatibility issues relating to the presence of gallium in MOX fuel and its possible reaction with fiel cladding. Gallium initially present in weapons-grade (WG) plutonium is largely removed during processing to produce MOX fhel. After blending the plutonium with uranium, only 1 to 10 ppm gallium is expected in the sintered MOX fuel. Gallium present as gallium oxide (G~OJ could be evolved as the suboxide (G~O). Migration of the evolved G~O and diffusion of gallium in the MOX matrix along thermal gradients could lead to locally higher concentrations of G~03. Thus, while an extremely low concentration of gallium in MOX fiel almost ensures a lack of significant interaction of gallium whh Zircaloy fhel cladding, there remains a small probability that corrosion effects will not be negligible. General corrosion in the form of surface alloying resulting from formation of intermetallic compounds between Zircaloy and gallium should be ma& limited and, therefore, superficial because of the expected low ratio of gallium to the surface area or volume of the Zircaloy cladding. Although the expected concentration of gallium is low and there is very limited volubility of gallium in zirconium, especially at temperatures below 700 "C,4 grain boundary penetration and liquid metal embrittlement (LME) are forms of localized corrosion that were also considered. One fuel system darnage mechanism, pellet clad interaction, has led to some failure of the Zircaloy cladding in light-water reactors (LWRS). This has been attributed to stresses in the cladding and one or more aggressive fission products. Stress corrosion cracking by iodines' 6 and LME by cadmium7>8 have been reported, and it is known that Zircaloy can be embrittled by some low-melting metals, (e.g., mercury).g LME is a form of environmentally induced embrittlement that can induce cracking or loss of ductility. LME requties wetting and a tensile stress, but it does not require corrosion penetration. Experimentally, it has been demonstrated that gallium can cause embrittlement of some alloys (e.g., aluminum) at low temperatures,'"' ] ] but experiments relative to LME of zirconium by gallium have been limited and inconclusive.*2 This report describes a series of tests designed to establish the effects of low levels of residual gallium in WG-MOX fhel on its compatibility with Zircaloy. In addition, to establish damage mechanisms it was important to understand types of cladding interactions and available stiety margins with respect to gallium concentration.

  17. Developing New Methods for Microsampling and Sm/Nd Dating of Zoned Garnet

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    Pollington, A. D.; Baxter, E. F.

    2007-12-01

    Garnets provide one of the Earth Science community's most useful tools for studying rates, duration and timing of crustal processes. In this study we describe new techniques for fine sampling of multiple growth zones of garnet and Sm/Nd dating of each individual zone. We test these techniques on large (>5cm) garnets from a shear zone in the Tauern Window of Austria where we seek to quantify the growth history of garnet in a manner similar to dating tree rings. Microsampling permits a more precise quantification of duration, episodicity and kinetics of metamorphic reactions. Past studies of garnet growth duration - based on core and rim garnet ages - have been limited by sampling methods for extracting discrete, and accurate, growth zones. Modeling of radial growth symmetry in garnet shows that previous studies may underestimate garnet growth duration by as much as 50%. We are able to dramatically improve microsampling by using microdrilling guided by chemical maps of the garnet composition. This provides much improved precision and accuracy in sampling. By using chemical mapping of the garnet we can be sure that we are correctly sampling narrow (~500 micron wide) growth (i.e. age) zones rather than smearing and averaging multiple growth zones together. In principle, tens of growth zones (and ages) spanning the entire interval of garnet growth may be sampled and resolved. Microdrilled domains, the results of which are an ultrafine powder, are drilled and collected in water. Due to the adverse geochronological effect of unavoidable micro-inclusions in garnet, we have tested several partial dissolution techniques to cleanse the garnet of inclusions and yield higher 147Sm/144Nd and hence, more precise ages. Analysis of a finely crushed bulk Tauern Window garnet sample after HF/HClO3 cleansing indicates that 147Sm/144Nd at least as high as 0.89 is attainable in this particular sample, but cleansing efforts on microdrilled powders have thus far failed to yield such high ratios suggesting that the powders respond in unexpectedly different ways to our standard garnet cleansing procedures. Preliminary Sm/Nd age analysis of bulk garnet confirms a ~25Ma age for garnet growth. Progress in our inclusion cleansing procedures on microdrilled powders will be reported.

  18. Overstepping the garnet isograd: a comparison of QuiG barometry and thermodynamic modeling

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    Spear, Frank S.; Thomas, Jay B.; Hallett, Benjamin W.

    2014-09-01

    The consequences of overstepping the garnet isograd reaction have been investigated by comparing the composition of garnet formed at overstepped P-T conditions (the overstep or "OS" model) with the P-T conditions that would be inferred by assuming garnet nucleated in equilibrium with the matrix assemblage at the isograd (the equilibrium or "EQ" model). The garnet nucleus composition formed at overstepped conditions is calculated as the composition that produces the maximum decrease in Gibbs free energy from the equilibrated, garnet-absent, matrix assemblage for the bulk composition under study. Isopleths were then calculated for this garnet nucleus composition assuming equilibrium with the matrix assemblage (the EQ model). Comparison of the actual P-T conditions of nucleation (the OS model) with those inferred from the EQ model reveals considerable discrepancy between the two. In general, the inferred garnet nucleation P-T conditions (the EQ model) are at a lower temperature and higher or lower pressure (depending on the coexisting calcic phase(s)) than the actual (OS model) nucleation conditions. Moreover, the degree of discrepancy increases with the degree of overstepping. Independent estimates of the pressure of nucleation of garnet were made using the Raman shift of quartz inclusions in garnet (quartz-in-garnet or QuiG barometry). To test the validity of this method, an experimental synthesis of garnet containing quartz inclusions was made at 800 C, 20 kbar, and the measured Raman shift reproduced the synthesis conditions to within 120 bars. Raman band shifts from three natural samples were then used to calculate an isochore along which garnet was presumed to have nucleated. Model calculations were made at several temperatures along this isochore (the OS model), and these P-T conditions were compared to those computed assuming equilibrium nucleation (the EQ model) to estimate the degree of overstepping displayed by these samples. A sample from the garnet isograd in eastern Vermont is consistent with overstepping of around 10 degrees and 0.6 kbar (affinities of around 2 kJ/mole garnet). A sample from the staurolite-kyanite zone in the same terrane requires overstepping of around 50 C and 2-5 kbar (affinities of around 10-18 kJ/mole garnet). A similar amount of overstepping was inferred for a blueschist sample from Sifnos, Greece. These results indicate that overstepping of garnet nucleation reactions may be common and pronounced in regionally metamorphosed terranes, and that the P-T conditions and paths inferred from garnet zoning studies may be egregiously in error.

  19. Timing and duration of garnet granulite metamorphism in magmatic arc crust, Fiordland, New Zealand

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    Stowell, H.; Tulloch, A.; Zuluaga, C.; Koenig, A.

    2010-01-01

    Pembroke Granulite from Fiordland, New Zealand provides a window into the mid- to lower crust of magmatic arcs. Garnet Sm-Nd and zircon U-Pb ages constrain the timing and duration of high-P partial melting that produced trondhjemitic high Sr/Y magma. Trace element zoning in large, euhedral garnet is compatible with little post growth modification and supports the interpretation that garnet Sm-Nd ages of 126.1??2.0 and 122.6??2.0. Ma date crystal growth. Integration of the garnet ages with U-Pb zircon ages elucidates a history of intrusion(?) and a protracted period of high-temperature metamorphism and partial melting. The oldest zircon ages of 163 to 150. Ma reflect inheritance or intrusion and a cluster of zircon ages ca. 134. Ma date orthopyroxene-bearing mineral assemblages that may be magmatic or metamorphic in origin. Zircon and garnet ages from unmelted gneiss and garnet reaction zones record garnet granulite facies metamorphism at 128 to 126. Ma. Peritectic garnet and additional zircon ages from trondhjemite veins and garnet reaction zones indicate that garnet growth and partial melting lasted until ca. 123. Ma. Two single fraction garnet ages and young zircon ages suggest continued high-temperature re-equilibration until ca. 95. Ma. Phase diagram sections constrain orthopyroxene assemblages to <0.6 GPa @ 650??C, peak garnet granulite facies metamorphic conditions to 680-815??C @ 1.1-1.4. GPa, and a P-T path with a P increase of???0.5. GPa. These sections are compatible with water contents???0.28wt.%, local dehydration during garnet granulite metamorphism, and <0.3. GPa P increases during garnet growth. Results demonstrate the utility of integrated U-Pb zircon and Sm-Nd garnet ages, and phase diagram sections for understanding the nature, duration, and conditions of deep crustal metamorphism and melting. Geochronologic and thermobarometric data for garnet granulite indicate that thickening of arc crust, which caused high-pressure metamorphism in northern Fiordland, must have occurred prior to 126. Ma, that loading occurred at a rate of ca. 0.06. GPa/m.y., and that garnet granulite metamorphism lasted 3-7m.y. Locally-derived partial melts formed and crystallized in considerably less than 10 and perhaps as little as 3m.y. ?? 2010 Elsevier B.V.

  20. Radiation induced synthesis of powder yttrium aluminium garnet

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    ?uba, Vclav; Indrei, Jakub; M?ka, Viliam; Nikl, Martin; Beitlerov, Alena; Pospil, Milan; Jakubec, Ivo

    2011-09-01

    Yttrium-aluminium garnet powders were prepared from aqueous solutions containing yttrium nitrate and aluminium chloride or nitrate via irradiation with accelerated electrons or UV light and via consequent calcination of formed solid phase. UV light seems to be more convenient for yttrium-aluminium garnet preparation; both types of irradiation yield crystalline Y 3Al 5O 12 phase after 1 h calcination at 1000 C in air, but some amounts of yttrium oxide and aluminium oxide were also detected in calcinated solid phase formed under accelerated electrons irradiation. Preliminary radioluminescence and thermoluminescence measurements were performed to further evaluate prepared materials. Intensive radioluminescence typical for Ce 3+ doped structure was observed; thermoluminescence glow curves show distinctive peaks at 135-140 and 240-250 C.

  1. Optical absorption coefficient of magneto-optic garnet films

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    Liu Gong-qiang; Yu Zhi-qiang; Liu Xianglin

    1986-02-01

    This paper analyzes various factors contributing to optical attenuation in magneto-optic garnet films and derives expressions for the optical absorption and scattering coefficients ..cap alpha.. and ..gamma... The values of ..cap alpha.. and ..gamma.. for (BiTm)/sub 3/(FeGa)/sub 5/O/sub 12/ films were measured in a magneto-optic modulation device by comparing the magneto-optic rotations. Compared with other methods, this technique has two advantages: (1) absorption in the substrate is eliminated, and the measured values ..cap alpha.. are not affected by reflection at the film/substrate interface; (2) the optical scattering coefficient ..gamma.. can be separated from the optical absorption ..cap alpha.., so that the measured value ..cap alpha.. closely approximates the true optical absorption coefficient for magneto-optic garnet film materials.

  2. Aliovalently-Doped Garnets for Li Battery Solid State Electrolytes

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    Schwanz, Derek K.; Marinero, Ernesto E.

    2015-03-01

    We report on a new family of fast ionic conductivity electrolytes based on the garnet LiLaZrO. Partial substitution of Zr by aliovalent atomic species through solid state solution synthesis results in ionic conductivities 2 orders of magnitude larger than the tetragonal phase of LiLaZrO and comparable to that of its cubic phase. The synthesis temperature is 400C lower than that required for the cubic stabilization of LiLaZrO. Ongoing impovements on microstructure and film density as well as optimization of the garnet stoichiometry are expected to yield ionic conductivities surpassing the highest values reported to-date on cubic doped LiLaZrMO (Ta, Al, W, Nb)

  3. Dual-Energy X-Radiography With Gadolinium Filter

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    Rutt, Brian

    1987-01-01

    Image resolution increased, and cost reduced. Proposed dual-energy x-ray imaging system, continuous bremsstrahlung spectrum from x-ray tube filtered by foil of nonradioactive gadolinium or another rare-earth metal to form two-peaked energy spectrum. After passing through patient or object under examination, filtered radiation detected by array of energy-discriminating, photon-counting detectors. Detector outputs processed to form x-ray image for each peak and possibly enhanced image based on data taken at both peaks.

  4. Electrical and optical properties of gadolinium doped bismuth ferrite nanoparticles

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    Mukherjee, A. Banerjee, M. Basu, S.; Pal, M.

    2014-04-24

    Multiferroic bismuth ferrite (BFO) and gadolinium (Gd) doped bismuth ferrite had been synthesized by a sol-gel method. Particle size had been estimated by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and found to decrease with Gd doping. We studied the temperature and frequency dependence of impedance and electric modulus and calculated the grain and grain boundary resistance and capacitance of the investigated samples. We observed that electrical activation energy increases for all the doped samples. Optical band gap also increases for the doped samples which can be used in photocatalytic application of BFO.

  5. Magnetoresistance of polycrystalline gadolinium with varying grain size

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    Chakravorty, Manotosh Raychaudhuri, A. K.

    2015-01-21

    In this paper, we report a study of evolution of low field magnetoresistance (MR) of Gadolinium as the grain size in the sample is changed from few microns (∼4 μm) to the nanoscopic regime (∼35 nm). The low field MR has a clear effect on varying grain size. In large grain sample (few μm), the magnetic domains are controlled by local anisotropy field determined mainly by the magnetocrystalline anisotropy. The low field MR clearly reflects the temperature dependence of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy. For decreasing gain size, the contribution of spin disorder at the grain boundary increases and enhances the local anisotropy field.

  6. Studies of MRI relaxivities of gadolinium-labeled dendrons

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    Pan, Hongmu; Daniel, Marie-Christine

    2011-05-01

    In cancer detection, imaging techniques have a great importance in early diagnosis. The more sensitive the imaging technique and the earlier the tumor can be detected. Contrast agents have the capability to increase the sensitivity in imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Until now, gadolinium-based contrast agents are mainly used for MRI, and show good enhancement. But improvement is needed for detection of smaller tumors at the earliest stage possible. The dendrons complexed with Gd(DOTA) were synthesized and evaluated as a new MRI contrast agent. The longitudinal and transverse relaxation effects were tested and compared with commercial drug Magnevist, Gd(DTPA).

  7. Gadolinium-based nanoparticles for theranostic MRI-radiosensitization.

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    Lux, Franois; Sancey, Lucie; Bianchi, Andrea; Crmillieux, Yannick; Roux, Stphane; Tillement, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    A rapid development of gadolinium-based nanoparticles is observed due to their attractive properties as MRI-positive contrast agents. Indeed, they display high relaxivity, adapted biodistribution and passive uptake in the tumor thanks to enhanced permeability and retention effect. In addition to these imaging properties, it has been recently shown that they can act as effective radiosensitizers under different types of irradiation (radiotherapy, neutron therapy or hadron therapy). These new therapeutic modalities pave the way to therapy guided by imaging and to personalized medicine. PMID:25715316

  8. Measurement of Bloch line coercivity in uniaxial garnet films

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    Theile, J.; Engemann, J. ); Friendlaender, F.J. . School of Electrical Engineering)

    1990-09-01

    The coercive field of vertical Bloch lines in several uniaxial garnet film samples has been measured by two different methods. With the first method individual isolated Bloch lines in stripe domain walls and their response to external magnetic fields are observed directly using a one-sided dark field illumination technique. The second method detects Bloch line motion in bubble domain walls photometrically. By measuring over an array of bubble domains the scatter of coercivity data is averaged out.

  9. Fabrication of Aluminum Gallium Nitride/Gallium Nitride MESFET And It's Applications in Biosensing

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    Alur, Siddharth

    Gallium Nitride has been researched extensively for the past three decades for its application in Light Emitting Diodes (LED's), power devices and UV photodetectors. With the recent developments in crystal growth technology and the ability to control the doping there has been an increased interest in heterostructures formed between Gallium nitride and it's alloy Aluminium Gallium Nitride. These heterostructures due to the combined effect of spontaneous and piezoelectric effect can form a high density and a high mobility electron gas channel without any intentional doping. This high density electron gas makes these heterostructures ideal to be used as sensors. Gallium Nitride is also chemically very stable. Detection of biomolecules in a fast and reliable manner is very important in the areas of food safety and medical research. For biomolecular detection it is paramount to have a robust binding of the probes on the sensor surface. Therefore, in this dissertation, the fabrication and application of the AlGaN/GaN heterostructures as biological sensors for the detection of DNA and Organophosphate hydrolase enzyme is discussed. In order to use these AlGaN/GaN heterostructures as biological sensors capable of working in a liquid environment photodefinable polydimethyl-siloxane is used as an encapsulant. The immobilization conditions for a robust binding of thiolated DNA and the catalytic receptor enzyme organophosphate hydrolase on gold surfaces is developed with the help of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. DNA and OPH are detected by measuring the change in the drain current of the device as a function of time.

  10. Micro-Raman spectroscopy as a routine tool for garnet analysis.

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    Bersani, Danilo; And, Sergio; Vignola, Pietro; Moltifiori, Gaia; Marino, Iari-Gabriel; Lottici, Pier Paolo; Diella, Valeria

    2009-08-01

    A rapid system to obtain molar compositions of minerals belonging to the garnet group by means of Raman spectroscopy is illustrated here. A series of standard garnets, whose composition was determined by means of Wavelength Dispersive System (WDS) electron microprobe measurements, was used to correlate the wavenumbers of the different Raman peaks with chemical composition. A simple software routine was then developed in order to obtain garnet molar composition starting from the Raman spectrum, based on the assumption that in a solid solution belonging to the garnet family the Raman wavenumbers are linear combinations of end member wavenumbers, weighted by their molar fraction. The choice of the Raman bands used for the calculations and their behaviour are also discussed. The method, called MIRAGEM (Micro-Raman Garnets Evaluation Method), was then tested on a second series of garnets with satisfactory results. PMID:19144562

  11. Fluid-aided incorporation of Y into almandine-pyrope garnet via coupled dissolution-reprecipitation

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    Harlov, D. E.

    2009-12-01

    In nature almandine-pyrope garnet is a well-known host for a variety of trace elements including (Y+HREE), Sr, HFSE, as well as LREE such as Sm and Nd; all of which have important roles with regard to various geological processes (Kohn, 2009, GCA, 73, 170). For example, Y exchange between xenotime and garnet has been empirically calibrated as a geothermometer (Pyle and Spear, 2000, CMP, 138, 51). Sm/Nd and Lu/Hf dating, using garnet, is a well-known geochronometer (Thöni et al., 2008, Chem Geol, 254, 216). In general, REE + HFSE + Sr have been used to chart garnet growth and subsequently the evolution of the host rock (Konrad-Schmolke et al., 2008, EPSL, 272, 488). Incorporation of Y into garnet is probably the most widely studied trace element. These studies range from stress-induced redistribution of Y in garnet (Røhr et al, 2007, Am Mineral, 92, 1276) to Y zoning during garnet growth (Zeh, 2005, J Petrol, 47, 2335). While the incorporation of Y into garnet has generally been thought to occur either via diffusion or during garnet growth, more recent workers have suggested that incorporation of Y could also be fluid-aided. Fluid-aided incorporation of Y into garnet has been tested in the piston-cylinder apparatus (CaF2 assemblies, cylindrical graphite ovens) at 1000 MPa and 900 °C (8 days duration). Here, 10 mg of 50-200 µm size, inclusion-free, gem quality, fragments of the Gore Mountain garnet (Alm40-49, Py37-43, Gr13-16, Sp1) plus 5 mg 2N NaOH and 2 mg Y2O3 were loaded into a 3 mm diameter, 1 cm long, Au capsule that was then arc-welded shut and placed vertically in the CaF2 assembly such that the NiCr thermocouple tip came halfway up along the Au capsule length. Examination of the garnet fragments after the experiment indicates both high Y mobility and the partial alteration of the garnet in the form of a remobilized Y3Al5O12 component enriching those areas of the garnet along the grain rim. The enriched areas take the form of a series of intergrowths with sharp compositional boundaries, which appear to be defined by specific lattice planes as determined by the crystallographic axes of the garnet. These textures are the result of coupled dissolution-reprecipitation (Putnis, 2002, Min Mag, 66, 689), which essentially has resulted in the pseudomorphic partial replacement of a portion of the original garnet by a re-precipitated garnet now enriched in Y. The result from this study suggest that Y may be incorporated into garnet by the aid of fluids, which are both reactive with garnet and in which Y is mobile. In general, this result has strong implications with respect to incorporation of REE (and more specifically HREE) into garnet. It provides a mechanism by which garnet and other Y-bearing minerals, such as xenotime, may equilibrate hence enhancing their use as geothermometers. It also indicates that with respect to both Sm/Nd and Lu/Hf dating, the garnet geochronometer can be reset. More importantly, it implies that diffusion after or inclusion during garnet growth is not the only way by which trace elements may be incorporated into garnet.

  12. Sublattice Magnetic Relaxation in Rare Earth Iron Garnets

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    McCloy, John S.; Walsh, Brian

    2013-07-08

    The magnetic properties of rare earth garnets make them attractive materials for applications ranging from optical communications to magnetic refrigeration. The purpose of this research was to determine the AC magnetic properties of several rare earth garnets, in order to ascertain the contributions of various sublattices. Gd3Fe5O12, Gd3Ga5O12, Tb3Fe5O12, Tb3Ga5O12, and Y3Fe5O12 were synthesized by a solid state reaction of their oxides and verified by x-ray diffraction. Frequency-dependent AC susceptibility and DC magnetization were measured versus temperature (10 340 K). Field cooling had little effect on AC susceptibility, but large effect on DC magnetization, increasing magnetization at the lowest temperature and shifting the compensation point to lower temperatures. Data suggest that interaction of the two iron lattices results in the two frequency dependent magnetic relaxations in the iron garnets, which were fit using the Vogel-Fulcher and Arrhenius laws.

  13. Gadolinium Thin Foils in a Plasma Panel Sensor as an Alternative to 3He

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    Varner Jr, Robert L; Beene, James R; Friedman, Dr. Peter S.

    2010-01-01

    Gadolinium has long been investigated as a detector for neutrons. It has a thermal neutron capture cross-section that is unparalleled among stable elements, because of the isotopes $^{155,157}$Gd. As a replacement for $^3$He, gadolinium has a significant defect, it produces many gamma-rays with an energy sum of 8 MeV. It also produces conversion electrons, mostly 29 keV in energy. The key to replacing $^3$He with gadolinium is using a gamma-blind electron detector to detect the conversion electrons. We suggest that coupling a layer of gadolinium to a Plasma Panel Sensor (PPS) can provide highly efficient, nearly gamma-blind detection of the conversion. The PPS is a proposed detector under development as a dense array of avalanche counters based on plasma display technology. We will present simulations of the response of prototypes of this detector and considerations of the use of gadolinium in the PPS.

  14. Oxygen-isotope zoning in garnet: A record of volatile transport

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    Chamberlain, C. Page; Conrad, Mark E.

    1993-06-01

    This study examines oxygen-isotope zoning in garnets from a Barrovian metamorphic terrane in eastern Vermont using a CO 2 laser extraction system. Previous strontium isotopic and structural studies of these garnets have shown that they grew over an approximately 10 Ma interval during thrusting and nappe emplacement ( ROSENFELD, 1970; CHRISTENSEN et al., 1989). Our studies show that the garnets are strongly zoned in ?18O. This zoning is the result of equilibration of garnet with water derived from dehydration of subjacent pelites during nappe stage deformation. The magnitude and nature of ?18O zoning depends upon the garnet's location in the outcrop studied. The garnets examined in this study come from an isotopically low ?18O paragonitic schist ( ?18O whole rock ~ 9) that is adjacent to a relatively high ?18O schist ( ?18O whole rock ~12.5). Garnets from the paragonitic schists within 10 m of the contact with the isotopically heavier schists have relatively homogenous ?18O values varying from 9.5 in the core to 10.5 at the rim. Garnet in the paragonitic schists 85 m from the contact are more strongly zoned, with ?18O ranging from a low of ~6.0 in the cores to a high of ~9.0 at the rims of the garnet. These zoning patterns were produced by continuous infiltration of relatively high ?18O waters derived from the subjacent schists into the paragonitic schists during garnet-grade metamorphism. It is possible to determine the time-integrated fluid fluxes by comparison of observed ?18O zoning profiles in garnet with those calculated from the equation describing combined advection-diffusion of a tracer. Using this method, we calculate time-integrated fluid fluxes of ~ 1.5 10 4 cm 3/cm 2. Fluxes of this magnitude could have been produced by dewatering of ~ 1.5 km of schist during garnet-grade metamorphism.

  15. Deposition of gold nanoparticles on liquid phase epitaxy grown garnet films and Faraday rotation enhancement

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    Lang, G. S.; Bowen, D.; Krafft, C.; Mayergoyz, I. D.

    2013-05-01

    Plasmon resonance induced Faraday rotation enhancement in liquid phase epitaxy grown garnet films with gold nanoparticles on their surfaces is discussed. Experimental results are presented, which reveal stronger Faraday rotation enhancement for gold nanoparticles obtained by the annealing of thicker gold films evaporated on garnet film surfaces. This stronger Faraday rotation enhancement can be attributed to larger dimensions and separations of gold nanoparticles, which increase the extent of penetration of plasmon resonance induced electric fields into garnet films.

  16. Martian mantle primary melts - An experimental study of iron-rich garnet lherzolite minimum melt composition

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    Bertka, Constance M.; Holloway, John R.

    1988-01-01

    The minimum melt composition in equilibrium with an iron-rich garnet lherzolite assemblage is ascertained from a study of the liquidus relations of iron-rich basaltic compositions at 23 kb. The experimentally determined primary melt composition and its calculated sodium content reveal that Martian garnet lherzolite minimum melts are picritic alkali olivine basalts. Martian primary melts are found to be more picritic than terrestrial garnet lherzolite primary melts.

  17. Effects of manganese and ferric iron on Fe-Mg mixing in garnet and biotite

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    Williams, M.L.; Grambling, J.A.

    1985-01-01

    The distribution of Fe and Mg between biotite and garnet is complicated by factors such as non-ideal mixing in garnet and the presence of ferric iron, not measurable by microprobe analysis, in biotite. The effects of these factors have been obscured by the larger scatter typically inherent in garnet-biotite KD measurements. This scatter can be significantly reduced by compositional mapping of garnet using 2-10/mu/ analysis intervals to resolve fine-scale zoning features, and by the elimination of biotite analyses that suggest incipient alteration. In a large suite of low-Ca garnet-biotite pairs from northern New Mexico, biotite has negligible Mn and a negative correlation exists between XMn, gar and KD for garnets with XMn less than 0.4. The data are consistent with minor non-ideal mixing of Mn in garnet (WMn = 1000 cal) and ideal mixing of Mg, Fe, and Ti in both garnet and biotite. An alternate interpretation is suggested by a linear relationship that exists between XMn and (XFe-XMg) in garnet. This relationship allows the possibility that Mn mixes more non-ideally in garnet, with this effect precisely counterbalanced by non-ideal Fe-Mg mixing in garnet. Further work is in progress to evaluate these two alternatives. At XMn near 0.4, the correlation between KD and XMn switches from negative to positive. This change apparently reflects increasing substitution of Fe/sup 3+/ into biotite. Oxide minerals document that oxygen fugacity increases as XMn,gar increases, and preliminary wet chemical analyses of biotite separates confirm that Fe/sup 3+//Fe/sup 2+/ in biotite increases with XMn in garnet.

  18. Gallium accumulation in early pulmonary Pneumocystis carinii infection

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    Stevens, D.A.; Allegra, J.C.

    1986-09-01

    The accumulation of gallium 67 citrate in pulmonary Pneumocystis carinii is well known. The sensitivity of gallium uptake in detecting early inflammatory processes, even when conventional roentgenograms are normal, would seem to make it possible in immunocompromised patients to make a presumptive diagnosis of this serious infection early in its course without using invasive techniques to demonstrate the organism. However, the presence of gallium uptake in radiation pneumonitis, pulmonary drug toxicity, and other processes that also occur in this group limit its usefulness. In our two patients--a young woman with Hodgkin's disease and an elderly woman with small cell lung cancer--this technique proved helpful. Although the latter patient was successfully treated empirically, such empiric treatment should be reserved for patients unable or unwilling to undergo invasive tests. Pulmonary gallium uptake in patients with respiratory symptoms, even with a normal chest film, should prompt attempts to directly demonstrate the organism.

  19. Neutron diffraction study of gallium nanostructured within a porous glass

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    Kibalin, Y. A.; Golosovsky, I. V.; Kumzerov, Y. A.; Pomjakushin, V. Y.; Bosak, A. A.; Parshin, P. P.

    2012-07-01

    Neutron diffraction studies of structure and atomic vibrations in gallium nanoparticles with the size of 13 nm embedded into a porous glass were performed. At crystallization of gallium, which at room temperature is in a liquid state, the texture effects were observed. The modeling of texture by generalized spherical harmonics allowed us to measure the temperature dependence of the mean-square displacement. It was shown that the contribution of acoustic vibrations in the phonon spectrum of conned gallium is dominant. The Debye temperature of nanostructured gallium appeared to be close to that for the bulk. The Grneisen constant was found to be strongly reduced with respect to the bulk, as well as the thermal expansion coefficient. It was demonstrated that texture affects physical properties, in particular, superconductivity through inner stresses.

  20. Gallium scanning in Paget's disease of bone: effect of calcitonin

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    Waxman, A.D.; McKee, D.; Siemsen, J.K.; Singer, F.R.

    1980-02-01

    Calcitonin has been used in the treatment of Paget's disease of bone, and serum alkaline phosphatase level and 24 hr urinary hydroxyproline excretion have been used to follow therapeutic response. The radionuclide bone scan has been used as a visual indicator; however, there is some uncertainty as to its value in following changes in disease activity. Four patients with both serial technetium phosphate bone scans and serial gallium studies were studied. In each case the beneficial effect of calcitonin was demonstrated more accurately with gallium than with technetium diphosphonate. Since biochemical changes in Paget's disease are believed to be mediated at the cellular level and gallium uptake depends on cellular activity, it is proposed that gallium uptake is more appropriate measure of the activity of Paget's disease than a noncellular marker such as a technetium-containing bone scan agent.

  1. Computer simulation of radiation damage in gallium arsenide

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    Stith, John J.; Davenport, James C.; Copeland, Randolph L.

    1989-01-01

    A version of the binary-collision simulation code MARLOWE was used to study the spatial characteristics of radiation damage in proton and electron irradiated gallium arsenide. Comparisons made with the experimental results proved to be encouraging.

  2. Preliminary Experimental Measurements for a Gallium Electromagnetic (GEM) Thruster

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    Thomas, Robert E.; Burton, Rodney L.; Glumac, Nick G.; Polzin, Kurt A.

    2007-01-01

    A low-energy gallium plasma source is used to perform a spatially and temporally broad spectroscopic survey in the 220-520 nm range. Neutral, singly, and doubly ionized gallium are present in a 20 J, 1.8 kA (peak) arc discharge operating with a central cathode. When the polarity of the inner electrode is reversed the discharge current and arc voltage waveforms remain similar. Utilizing a central anode configuration, multiple Ga lines are absent in the 270-340 nm range. In addition, neutral and singly ionized Fe spectral lines are present, indicating erosion of the outer electrode. With graphite present on the insulator to facilitate breakdown, line emission from the gallium species is further reduced and while emissions from singly and doubly ionized carbon atoms and molecular carbon (C2) radicals are observed. These data indicate that a significant fraction of energy is shifted from the gallium and deposited into the various carbon species.

  3. The preparation of organic infrared semiconductor phthalocyanine gadolinium (III) and its optical and structural characterizations

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    Tang, Li-bin; Ji, Rong-bin; Song, Li-yuan; Chen, Xue-mei; Ma, Yu; Wang, Yi-feng; Qian, Ming; Song, Lei; Su, Hai-ying; Zhuang, Ji-sheng; Yang, Rui-yu

    2009-07-01

    In order to increase the species of organic infrared semiconductor, we synthesized organic infrared semiconductor phthalocyanine gadolinium by using o-phthalodinitrile and GdCl3 as reactants, ammonium molybdate as catalyzer. Under light and dark field modes of microscope, the translucency emerald-like powder of phthalocyanine gadolinium has been observed, the size of the small grain for the sample is around 5μm in diameter, the size of larger grain may reach to several tens of microns. The main vibrational peaks in FT-IR spectrum and Raman spectrum have been assigned. Elementary analysis shows that the experimental data of phthalocyanine gadolinium in the main agree with those of calculated data. The UV-Vis absorption spectrum of the sample indicates the sandwich-like structure of phthalocyanine gadolinium. The organic infrared semiconductor phthalocyanine gadolinium thin film on quartz substrate has been prepared with our synthesized powdered sample by using solution method. The characterizations of XRD and UV-Vis-NIR absorption have been carried out for the phthalocyanine gadolinium thin film on quartz substrate, XRD shows that phthalocyanine gadolinium diffractions occur at 2θ=6.851,8.290 and 8.820 degrees, the corresponding plane spacings (d) for the diffraction peaks are 12.8921, 10.6570, and 10.0176Å.The diffraction peaks locate at low diffraction angle, suggesting that the molecular size of the phthalocyanine gadolinium is big that causes the large spacing of crystal planes. The UV-Vis-NIR absorption of phthalocyanine gadolinium thin film on quartz substrate implies that within near infrared band there is a absorption in the 1.3~2.0μm wavelength range peaked at ca. 1.75μm, indicating the important potential application value of phthalocyanine gadolinium in the field of organic infrared optoelectronics.

  4. Solution properties of almandine-pyrope garnet as determined by phase equilibrium experiments

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    Koziol, A.M.; Bohlen, S.R.

    1992-01-01

    The thermodynamic mixing properties of almandine-pyrope garnet were derived from phase equilibrium experiments at temperatures of 900 and 1000??C and pressures from 8 to 14 kbar. Almandine has essentially ideal behavior in almandine-pyrope garnet over the composition range Alm89-Alm61 at the above experimental conditions. In all experimental products a systematic partitioning of Fe and Mg between garnet and ilmenite was seen with ln Kd ??? 1.59 which was not temperature sensitive. The results support the use of garnet mixing models that incorporate ideal or nearly ideal Fe-Mg parameters. -from Authors

  5. Gallium-69, 71 and nitrogen-14 nuclear magnetic resonance of amorphous gallium nitride

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    Schuster, David Michael

    This work reports results of nuclear magnetic resonance experiments on amorphous gallium nitride (a-GaN) made via room-temperature-MBE deposition on sapphire and aluminum-foil substrates. The amorphous gallium nitride made in this way has been compared with powdered-crystal GaN (px-GaN). The temperature dependence of spin-lattice relaxation time below room temperature was found to be similar, which indicates that the Debye temperature for a-GaN and crystal gallium nitride (x-GaN) may be similar. However, the actual spin-lattice relaxation times are much shorter in a-GaN. Several important distinctions between the materials are also clear. Amorphous gallium nitride has a very broad NMR lineshape, which has been determined to have been broadened by the second-order-quadrupole interaction and further inhomogenously broadened by chemical shifts. This work has also demonstrated that a-GaN's NMR signal results from the central transition of the I = 3/2 gallium nuclei. Using this information, estimates for the electric field gradients present in a-GaN have been obtained. A large distribution of EFG's has been inferred, including a significant fraction of sites experiencing EFG's much greater than those of single-crystal, hexagonal GaN. The spin-lattice relaxation times of a-GaN are two orders of magnitude shorter than those of x-GaN, and between one-fortieth and one-two-hundredth as long as T1's for px-GaN. This is likely due to the significance of local disorder modes (modeled as two-level systems) in the amorphous network, which provide more relaxation pathways than those available to the single-crystal sample. The spin-spin relaxation times of a-GaN have been found to be about 2/3 as long as those of px-GaN, possibly indicating that the disorder modes in a-GaN also play a role in the decay of transverse magnetization. An abundance of local disorder modes could explain the temperature dependence of the a-GaN lineshape and also its uniquely fast relaxation. These disorder modes may result from significant threefold coordination, which is predicted theoretically. The presence of threefold coordination can also explain the large range of EFG's observed in a-GaN.

  6. Electrical contacts to ion cleaned n-type gallium arsenide.

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    Walker, G. H.; Conway, E. J.

    1972-01-01

    The electrical current through silver contacts evaporated onto n-type gallium arsenide is reported as a function of surface treatment. Contacts to untreated gallium arsenide exhibit the expected high resistance. Surface cleaning by argon ion bombardment reduces the resistance by three orders of magnitude. The electrical resistance beyond 850 eV increases rapidly with ion bombardment energy. The resistance minimum at 850 eV is explained semiquantitatively in terms of a balance between cleaning and surface damage.

  7. Generator for ionic gallium-68 based on column chromatography

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    Neirinckx, Rudi D.; Davis, Michael A.

    1981-01-01

    A physiologically acceptable solution of gallium-68 fluorides, having an activity of 0.1 to 50 millicuries per milliliter of solution is provided. The solution is obtained from a generator comprising germanium-68 hexafluoride bound to a column of an anion exchange resin which forms gallium-68 in situ by eluting the column with an acid solution to form a solution containing .sup.68 Ga-fluorides. The solution then is neutralized prior to administration.

  8. Complexometric determination of gallium with calcein blue as indicator

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    Elsheimer, H.N.

    1967-01-01

    A metalfluorechromic indicator, Calcein Blue, has been used for the back-titration of milligram amounts of EDTA in presence of gallium complexes. The indicator was used in conjunction with an ultraviolet titration assembly equipped with a cadmium sulphide detector cell and a microammeter for enhanced end-point detection. The result is a convenient and rapid method with an accuracy approaching 0.1 % and a relative standard deviation of about 0.4% for 10 mg of gallium. ?? 1967.

  9. Positive gallium-67 scintigraphy associated with pulmonary embolism

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    Brown, J.M.; Moreno, A.J.; Weisman, I.; Baker, F.J.; Lundy, M.N.; Brown, T.J.

    1983-08-01

    A 54-year-old man presenting with symptoms and signs of pulmonary embolism demonstrated gallium-67 accumulation within the right lower lung field in the region of a pulmonary embolism with effusion. An associated infectious process was ruled out. This is contrary to the usual clinical experience and identifies a potential pitfall in the use of gallium-67 as an aid in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and pneumonitis.

  10. Gadolinium dose enhancement studies in microbeam radiation therapy.

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    Prezado, Y; Fois, G; Le Duc, G; Bravin, A

    2009-08-01

    Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) is an innovative technique to treat brain tumors. The synchrotron generated x-ray beam, used for the treatment, is collimated and delivered in an array of narrow micrometer-sized planar rectangular fields. Several preclinical experiments performed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have shown the sparing effect of the healthy tissue and the ablation of tumors in several animal models. It has also been determined that MRT yields a higher therapeutic index than nonsegmented beams of the same energy. This therapeutic index could be greatly improved by loading the tumor with high atomic number (Z) contrast agents. In this work, the dose enhancement factors and the peak to valley dose ratios (PVDRs) are assessed for different gadolinium (Z = 64) concentrations in the tumor and different microbeam energies by using Monte Carlo simulations (PENELOPE 2006 code). A significant decrease in the PVDR values in the tumor, and therefore a relevant increase in the dose deposition, is found in the presence of gadolinium. The optimum energy for the dose deposition in the tumor while keeping a high PVDR in the healthy tissues, which guaranties their sparing, has been investigated. PMID:19746791

  11. Magnetic Surfactants and Polymers with Gadolinium Counterions for Protein Separations.

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    Brown, Paul; Bromberg, Lev; Rial-Hermida, M Isabel; Wasbrough, Matthew; Hatton, T Alan; Alvarez-Lorenzo, Carmen

    2016-01-26

    New magnetic surfactants, (cationic hexadecyltrimethlyammonium bromotrichlorogadolinate (CTAG), decyltrimethylammonium bromotrichlorogadolinate (DTAG), and a magnetic polymer (poly(3-acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium tetrachlorogadolinate (APTAG)) have been synthesized by the simple mixing of the corresponding surfactants and polymer with gadolinium metal ions. A magnetic anionic surfactant, gadolinium tri(1,4-bis(2-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-dioxobutane-2-sulfonate) (Gd(AOT)3), was synthesized via metathesis. Both routes enable facile preparation of magnetically responsive magnetic polymers and surfactants without the need to rely on nanocomposites or organic frameworks with polyradicals. Electrical conductivity, surface tensiometry, SQUID magnetometry, and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) demonstrate surface activity and self-aggregation behavior of the magnetic surfactants similar to their magnetically inert parent analogues but with added magnetic properties. The binding of the magnetic surfactants to proteins enables efficient separations under low-strength (0.33 T) magnetic fields in a new, nanoparticle-free approach to magnetophoretic protein separations and extractions. Importantly, the toxicity of the magnetic surfactants and polymers is, in some cases, lower than that of their halide analogues. PMID:26725503

  12. Observation of neutrons with a Gadolinium doped water Cherenkov detector

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    Dazeley, S.; Bernstein, A.; Bowden, N. S.; Svoboda, R.

    2009-08-01

    Spontaneous and induced fission in Special Nuclear Material (SNM) such as 235U and 239Pu results in the emission of neutrons and high energy gamma-rays. The multiplicities of and time correlations between these particles are both powerful indicators of the presence of fissile material. Detectors sensitive to these signatures are consequently useful for nuclear material monitoring, search, and characterization. In this article, we demonstrate sensitivity to both high energy gamma-rays and neutrons with a water Cherenkov-based detector. Electrons in the detector medium, scattered by gamma-ray interactions, are detected by their Cherenkov light emission. Sensitivity to neutrons is enhanced by the addition of a Gadolinium compound to the water in low concentrations. Cherenkov light is similarly produced by an 8 MeV gamma-ray cascade following neutron capture on the Gadolinium. The large solid angle coverage and high intrinsic efficiency of this detection approach can provide robust and low cost neutron and gamma-ray detection with a single device.

  13. Gadolinium-hydrogen ion exchange of zirconium phosphate

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    Liu, D. C.; Power, J. L.

    1972-01-01

    The Gd(+3)/H(+) ion exchange on a commercial zirconium phosphate ion exchanger was investigated in chloride, sulfate, and phosphate solutions of Gd(+3) at gadolinium concentrations of 0.001 to 1 millimole per cc and in the pH range of 0 to 3.5. Relatively low Gd(+3) capacities, in the range of 0.01 to 0.1 millimole per g of ion exchanger were found at room temperature. A significant difference in Gd(+3) sorption was observed, depending on whether the ion exchanger was converted from initial conditions of greater or lesser Gd(+3) sorption than the specific final conditions. Correlations were found between decrease in Gd(+3) capacity and loss of exchanger phosphate groups due to hydrolysis during washing and between increase in capacity and treatment with H3PO4. Fitting of the experimental data to ideal ion exchange equilibrium expressions indicated that each Gd(+3) ion is sorbed on only one site of the ion exchanger. The selectivity quotient was determined to be 2.5 + or - 0.4 at room temperature on gadolinium desorption in chloride solutions.

  14. Dielectric and magnetic properties of some gadolinium silica nanoceramics

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    Coroiu, I. Pascuta, P. Bosca, M. Culea, E.

    2013-11-13

    Some nanostructure gadolinium silica glass-ceramics were obtained undergoing a sol gel method and a heat-treatment at 1000°C about two hours. The magnetic and dielectric properties of these samples were studied. The magnetic properties were evidenced performing susceptibility measurements in the 80-300K temperature range. A Curie-Weiss behavior has acquired. The values estimated for paramagnetic Curie temperature being small and positive suggest the presence of weak ferromagnetic interactions between Gd{sup 3+} ions. The dielectric properties were evaluated from dielectric permittivity (ε{sub r}) and dielectric loss (tanδ) measurements at the frequency 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz, in the 25-225°C temperature range and dielectric dispersion at room temperature for 79.5 kHz - 1GHz frequency area. The dielectric properties suggest that the main polarization mechanism corresponds to interfacial polarization, characteristic for polycrystalline-structured dielectrics. The polycrystalline structure of the samples is due to the polymorphous transformations of the nanostructure silica crystallites in the presence of gadolinium oxide. They were highlighted by SEM micrographs.

  15. Lithium-gadolinium-borate as a neutron dosemeter.

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    Lewis, D V; Spyrou, N M; Williams, A M; Beeley, P A

    2007-01-01

    Lithium-gadolinium-borate (LGB) dispersed as microcrystals within the plastic scintillator BC-490 is a promising material for accurate neutron dosimetry in mixed n/gamma fields. Spectral information > 1 MeV is obtained by capture gating proton recoil events in the plastic scintillator to subsequent capture in (6)Li. Below 1 MeV, isolated capture events in either gadolinium or (6)Li give energy information in this region. Discrimination based on capture gating is used to reject false coincidences due to gamma rays or incorrectly gated neutron events. A detailed Monte Carlo model has been created in MCNPX that predicts the energy response of the LGB spectrometer in the capture-gated mode of operation. X-ray microtomography has been performed on the detector in order to obtain the LGB microcrystal distribution within the plastic scintillator, and this is incorporated into the model. The way in which the calculated response functions can be included in an unfolding procedure is outlined. PMID:17578875

  16. Fabrication and Characterization of Gadolinium Phosphate Neutron Absorber

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    Lessing, Paul Alan; Erickson, Arnold Wendell

    2003-12-01

    Hydrated gadolinium phosphate (GdPO41H2O) was synthesized by reacting high purity dissolved salts (gadolinium nitrates or chlorides) with phosphoric acid. The hydrated powders were shown to be extremely insoluble in water with a Ksp measured to be between 2.07 E-14 and 4.76 E-13. Calcination to between 800 and 1000 C resulted in the formation of GdPO4 in a monazite (monoclinic) crystal structure. This was correlated with the first exothermic differential thermal analysis (DTA) peak (864.9883.4 C). The DTA also showed small peaks in the 12001250 C range, that could be associated with a change from the monazite (monoclinic) crystal structure to the xenotime (tetragonal) crystal structure. However, calcination of a sample to 1400 C, followed by relatively rapid cooling and XRD, showed the structure was still monazite (monoclinic). DTA results showed a melting point at 18991920 C (endothermic peak). It was therefore concluded that the melting point probably was the melting of the monazite (monoclinic) phase, but may have been xenotime if a phase change at 12001250 C was reversible and very rapid. The higher part of the melting range was achieved with material derived using the slightly higher purity nitrate salt. The results show that GdPO4 is an excellent candidate for a chemically stable, water-insoluble neutron absorber for inclusion in spent nuclear fuel canisters.

  17. Gadolinium-153 production at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Ramey, D.W.

    1987-01-01

    Gadolinium-153 production at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) involves the neutron irradiation of natural europium oxide (47.8% /sup 151/Eu, 52.2% /sup 153/Eu). This target material undergoes a series of neutron captures and radioactive decays to produce the desired /sup 153/Gd product. Several undesirable europium isotopes (/sup 152/Eu, /sup 154/Eu, and /sup 156/Eu) are also produced during this irradiation process. Recent technical advances and other improvements in the radiochemical processing of this isotope have allowed ORNL to increase production by more than sevenfold. A newly developed electrochemical process has allowed the separation of the bulk of undesirable europium isotopes and has also effected a more efficient use of high-pressure ion exchange to achieve a final product radiochemical purity >99.999%. Specific activities >60 Ci/g of gadolinium oxide and product specific yields >2.9 Ci/g of irradiated europium oxide have been produced. Use of unique glove box manipulators and special equipment designed at ORNL have allowed final source fabrication to keep pace with the increased production rate while minimizing the radiation exposure to operating personnel. 5 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Experimental study of DOTA-gadolinium. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacologic properties.

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    Allard, M; Doucet, D; Kien, P; Bonnemain, B; Caill, J M

    1988-09-01

    Pharmacokinetic and acute-toxicity studies of Gd-DOTA meglumine (Mgl) were evaluated in various animals and compared with those of Gd-DTPA Mgl. The agents were injected intravenously at two dosages: 0.1 or 0.5 mmol/kg. Various organs and tissues were removed at specified times after injection and assayed for gadolinium (Gd) concentration. The two complexes behave in an identical fashion in their short-term biodistribution and excretion. The very rapid distribution in the body (except in the brain) and the high clearance from blood are due to an extravascular distribution. The small distribution volume and the very high hydrophilicity account for its extracellular localization. There is no accumulation within any organ. Rapid disappearance, short half-life, size, and hydrophilicity of these molecules are in agreement with urinary elimination by free glomerular filtration. Whatever the species or the salt used, Gd-DOTA appears safer in its acute toxicity than Gd-DTPA with an 85% higher safety factor. These results can be explained by the greater stability of Gd-DOTA (very slow kinetics of dissociation and greater specificity of DOTA than DTPA for gadolinium), and the lower osmolality of DOTA than DTPA. The pharmacokinetic characteristics and the very low toxicity of Gd-DOTA Mgl may prove its suitability for intravenous or oral administration in humans. PMID:3198361

  19. Crystal chemistry and structures of uranium-doped gadolinium zirconates

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    Gregg, Daniel J.; Zhang, Yingjie; Zhang, Zhaoming; Karatchevtseva, Inna; Blackford, Mark G.; Triani, Gerry; Lumpkin, Gregory R.; Vance, Eric R.

    2013-07-01

    A series of uranium-containing gadolinium zirconate samples have been fabricated at 1450 C in oxidizing, inert and reducing atmospheres. X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy have been utilized to confirm adoption of pyrochlore or defect fluorite structures. X-ray diffraction allowed determination of the bulk averaged structure while Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to determine ordering at the microdomain scale. Diffuse reflectance, X-ray absorption near edge structure and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies indicated a predominantly U6+ oxidation state for all the air-sintered samples, even when Ca2+ or A-site vacancies were incorporated to charge balance for U4+, a mixed U5+/U6+ oxidation state was found for samples sintered in argon, while a mixed U4+/U5+ oxidation state occurred for sintering under N2-3.5%H2. This demonstrates a degree of uranium oxidation state control through sintering conditions, and the potential of using gadolinium zirconates as host materials for uranium in nuclear waste applications.

  20. Gallium arsenide solar array subsystem study

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    Miller, F. Q.

    1982-01-01

    The effects on life cycle costs of a number of technology areas are examined for a gallium arsenide space solar array. Four specific configurations were addressed: (1) a 250 KWe LEO mission - planer array; (2) a 250 KWe LEO mission - with concentration; (3) a 50 KWe GEO mission planer array; (4) a 50 KWe GEO mission - with concentration. For each configuration, a baseline system conceptual design was developed and the life cycle costs estimated in detail. The baseline system requirements and design technologies were then varied and their relationships to life cycle costs quantified. For example, the thermal characteristics of the baseline design are determined by the array materials and masses. The thermal characteristics in turn determine configuration, performance, and hence life cycle costs.

  1. Direct Band Gap Wurtzite Gallium Phosphide Nanowires

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    2013-01-01

    The main challenge for light-emitting diodes is to increase the efficiency in the green part of the spectrum. Gallium phosphide (GaP) with the normal cubic crystal structure has an indirect band gap, which severely limits the green emission efficiency. Band structure calculations have predicted a direct band gap for wurtzite GaP. Here, we report the fabrication of GaP nanowires with pure hexagonal crystal structure and demonstrate the direct nature of the band gap. We observe strong photoluminescence at a wavelength of 594 nm with short lifetime, typical for a direct band gap. Furthermore, by incorporation of aluminum or arsenic in the GaP nanowires, the emitted wavelength is tuned across an important range of the visible light spectrum (555690 nm). This approach of crystal structure engineering enables new pathways to tailor materials properties enhancing the functionality. PMID:23464761

  2. The Soviet-American Gallium Experiment (SAGE)

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    Garvey, G.T.

    1989-01-01

    It is a great pleasure for me to have been asked by Louis Rosen to tell you about the Soviet-American Gallium Experiment (SAGE). This undertaking is a multi-institutional collaboration among scientists from the Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow (INR), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and several US universities. Its purpose is to measure the number of low-energy electron neutrinos emitted from the Sun that arrive at this planet. As such, it is an extremely important experiment, touching on fundamental physics issues as well as solar dynamics. In contrast to the strategic overviews, plans, and hopes for international collaboration presented earlier today, SAGE is an ongoing working effort with high hopes of producing the first measurement of the Sun's low-energy neutrino flux. This paper reviews this experiment. 3 refs., 3 figs.

  3. Cavity optomechanics in gallium phosphide microdisks

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    Mitchell, Matthew; Barclay, Paul E.; Hryciw, Aaron C.

    2014-04-07

    We demonstrate gallium phosphide (GaP) microdisk optical cavities with intrinsic quality factors >2.8??10{sup 5} and mode volumes <10(?/n){sup 3}, and study their nonlinear and optomechanical properties. For optical intensities up to 8.0??10{sup 4} intracavity photons, we observe optical loss in the microcavity to decrease with increasing intensity, indicating that saturable absorption sites are present in the GaP material, and that two-photon absorption is not significant. We observe optomechanical coupling between optical modes of the microdisk around 1.5??m and several mechanical resonances, and measure an optical spring effect consistent with a theoretically predicted optomechanical coupling rate g{sub 0}/2??30?kHz for the fundamental mechanical radial breathing mode at 488?MHz.

  4. Rapid synthesis of gallium nitride powder

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    Wu, Huaqiang; Hunting, Janet; Uheda, Kyota; Lepak, Lori; Konkapaka, Phanikumar; DiSalvo, Francis J.; Spencer, Michael G.

    2005-06-01

    The synthesis of high purity, single-phase gallium nitride (GaN) powder has been achieved through the reaction between molten Ga and ammonia (NH 3) using Bi as a catalyst. In this simple apparatus, 25 g Ga can be fully, stoichiometrically converted into GaN within 5 h. The optimum temperature, NH 3 flow rate and reaction time in this hot wall tube furnace were 1000 C, 500 standard cubic centimeters per minute (sccm) and 5 h, respectively. The synthesized powder was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), glow discharge mass spectrometry (GDMS), Raman spectroscopy, and cathodoluminescence (CL). All of these techniques indicated high purity, hexagonal polycrystalline GaN with 1-20 ?m across plate like grains.

  5. Gallium Arsenide solar cell radiation damage experiment

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    Maurer, R. H.; Kinnison, J. D.; Herbert, G. A.; Meulenberg, A.

    1991-01-01

    Gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells for space applications from three different manufactures were irradiated with 10 MeV protons or 1 MeV electrons. The electrical performance of the cells was measured at several fluence levels and compared. Silicon cells were included for reference and comparison. All the GaAs cell types performed similarly throughout the testing and showed a 36 to 56 percent power areal density advantage over the silicon cells. Thinner (8-mil versus 12-mil) GaAs cells provide a significant weight reduction. The use of germanium (Ge) substrates to improve mechanical integrity can be implemented with little impact on end of life performance in a radiation environment.

  6. Radiation damage of gallium arsenide production cells

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    Mardesich, N.; Garlick, G. F. J.

    1987-01-01

    High-efficiency gallium arsenide cells, made by the liquid epitaxy method (LPE), have been irradiated with 1-MeV electrons up to fluences of 10 to the 16th e/sq cm. Measurements have been made of cell spectral response and dark and light-excited current-voltage characteristics and analyzed using computer-based models to determine underlying parameters such as damage coefficients. It is possible to use spectral response to sort out damage effects in the different cell component layers. Damage coefficients are similar to other reported in the literature for the emitter and buffer (base). However, there is also a damage effect in the window layer and possibly at the window emitter interface similar to that found for proton-irradiated liquid-phase epitaxy-grown cells. Depletion layer recombination is found to be less than theoretically expected at high fluence.

  7. The interaction of gold with gallium arsenide

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    Weizer, Victor G.; Fatemi, Navid S.

    1988-01-01

    Gold and gold-based alloys, commonly used as solar-cell contact materials, are known to react readily with gallium arsenide. Experiments designed to identify the mechanisms involved in these GaAs-metal interactions have yielded several interesting results. It is shown that the reaction of GaAs with gold takes place via a dissociative diffusion process. It is shown further that the GaAs-metal reaction rate is controlled to a very great extent by the condition of the free surface of the contact metal, an interesting example of which is the previously unexplained increase in the reaction rate that has been observed for samples annealed in a vacuum environment as compared to those annealed in a gaseous ambient. A number of other hard-to-explain observations, such as the low-temperature formation of voids in the gold lattice and crystallite growth on the gold surface, are also explained by invoking this mechanism.

  8. Contact formation in gallium arsenide solar cells

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    Weizer, Victor G.; Fatemi, Navid S.

    1988-01-01

    Gold and gold-based alloys, commonly used as solar cell contact materials, are known to react readily with gallium arsenide. Experiments were performed to identify the mechanisms involved in these GaAs-metal interactions. It is shown that the reaction of GaAs with gold takes place via a dissociative diffusion process. It is shown further that the GaAs-metal reaction rate is controlled to a very great extent by the condition of the free surface of the contact metal, an interesting example of which is the previously unexplained increase in the reaction rate that has been observed for samples annealed in a vacuum environment as compared to those annealed in a gaseous ambient. A number of other hard-to-explain observations, such as the low-temperature formation of voids in the gold lattice and crystallite growth on the gold surface, are explained by invoking this mechanism.

  9. Graphene on gallium arsenide: Engineering the visibility

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    Friedemann, M.; Pierz, K.; Stosch, R.; Ahlers, F. J.

    2009-09-01

    Graphene consists of single or few layers of crystalline ordered carbon atoms. Its visibility on oxidized silicon (Si/SiO2) enabled its discovery and spawned numerous studies of its unique electronic properties. The combination of graphene with the equally unique electronic material gallium arsenide (GaAs) has up to now lacked such easy visibility. Here we demonstrate that a deliberately tailored GaAs-aluminum arsenide (AlAs) multilayer structure makes graphene just as visible on GaAs as on Si/SiO2. We show that standard microscope images of exfoliated graphite on GaAs/AlAs suffice to identify mono-, bi-, and multilayers of graphene. Raman data confirm our results.

  10. Understanding garnet variability: Application of geometallurgy to diamonds and exploration

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    Hoal, K. O.; Appleby, S. K.; Stammer, J. G.

    2009-05-01

    Peridotitic and eclogitic garnets are a fundamental component in understanding mantle petrology, diamond petrogenesis, and the ascent of mantle materials in kimberlites. They are also critical in exploration programs, as the presence of mantle garnets at the earth's surface provides an indication of dispersion from a deeply derived magmatic carrier. The composition of these garnets further is used as an indicator of diamond prospectivity, on the basis of comparison with garnet compositions known to be in some degree of equilibrium with diamonds. For mantle xenoliths and kimberlites, optical microscopy, electron microprobe analysis (EPMA), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are the main tools used for understanding key mineralogical and textural variability relationships. Mineralogy and texture reflect diamond genesis, metasomatic alteration, fluid migration and manifestation, volcanological processes, peridotite disaggregation, and other manifestations of mantle processes that are observable, describable, and applicable in exploration and mining. Mineralogy and texture studies lead to further questions that are better addressed by higher resolution chemical analysis of isotopes and rare earth elements, or luminescence. Understanding mineralogical and textural variability is the primary geological input for geometallurgy (geomet), the field integrating the earth sciences with the extractive industries. The framework for geomet encompasses geology, mineralogy, deposit modeling and extraction methods for the optimum value return of resources, and it relies on the fact that the mineralogy and texture of rocks influence subsequent interpretation and downstream applications. Developments in this area have been made possible by the new generation of high-speed SEM-based quantitative mineralogical instruments, enabling the statistical assessment of thousands of grains or particles, or samples, and their application to models for exploration, ore deposits, or geomet. For diamonds, this means identification and quantification of large mineralogical and textural data sets, and gives the geologist more involvement in model development. In this study, peridotitic and eclogitic garnets were examined in situ and as xenocrysts to gain understanding of the mineralogical and textural variability of the grains using SEM-based quantitative mineralogy. For concentrate garnets, the new technology presented here is the development of mineral definitions that reflect SEM counts and correlate with EPMA data. Internal compositional variability is mapped across individual grains as compared to EPMA spot analysis; designations of G10-G9 compositions, for example, are more complex when viewed in terms of individual internal grain compositional variability. The new mineral lists based on percentages of Ca-Cr count rates are compared to unknown garnets from exploration samples, and digitally categorized into bins reflecting potential diamond prospectivity or secondary alteration, as desired. The high analysis rate (approx. 150 determinations/second) means the SEM-based technique can be faster and produce more statistical information for the geologist who is making the model assessment in the field. Combined with new nontoxic mineral separation methodology in the field and software on the geologist's laptop, a great deal of interpretation can be accommodated in the field, at a reduced cost for shipping large volumes of samples to a central laboratory. Geomet for diamonds provides the mechanism for thinking of the entirety of a project, and using the geological and mineralogical information to predict process implications.

  11. Hydrous, low-carbon melting of garnet peridotite

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    Balta, J. B.; Asimow, P. D.; Mosenfelder, J. L.

    2009-12-01

    The two most important volatile compounds for fluxing melting in the Earths mantle are water and carbon. The presence of either compound in an upwelling peridotite will cause the formation of a low-degree, volatile-enriched melt at higher pressures and lower temperatures than would be expected for volatile-free peridotite. While interaction between the volatiles is expected [1], carbon tends to flux melting at higher pressures than water. A full understanding of the effects of volatiles on the mantle therefore requires experiments conducted across the range of possible volatile compositions and at the temperatures and pressures of interest for melting driven by each volatile. Because of experimental challenges, investigation into the low-carbon end-member of this system has been limited [2]. We report a series of successful experiments at 1375C and 3 GPa, conditions within the garnet field that should be of interest for typical terrestrial water-driven melting, which have produced hydrous, low-carbon glasses in equilibrium with garnet peridotite. The main effect of the addition of water to this system is to depolymerize the melt and thus increase the stability of solid olivine relative to garnet and pyroxene. The hydrous liquids we have produced are lower in MgO + FeO and higher in SiO2 than the liquids produced by dry melting under these pressures [3], or those predicted by calculations using the pHMELTS algorithm [4]. Na2O concentration is significantly lower than predicted by pHMELTS due to compatibility in clinopyroxene, but is also higher than the limit proposed by Longhi, 2002, again reflecting the decreased stability of clinopyroxene. The addition of small amounts of carbon may repolymerize the melt and counteract the effect of addition of water. Our experiments also provide partitioning data for manganese, which has assumed a key role in a number of petrologic debates, under P-T conditions and in melt compositions that were previously unavailable. These experiments differ significantly from the results of Walter [3] and show that MnO is compatible in garnet and incompatible in pyroxene under these conditions, and that the partitioning of manganese between solids and liquids is affected by temperature and liquid composition. The compatibility of MnO in garnet provides a mechanism for variation of manganese contents and the FeO/MnO ratio in igneous rocks involving solely the melting of peridotite. Correlations between MnO variations and other indices indicative of peridotite melting in the presence of garnet may provide a means of recognizing the presence of melts from the garnet field, and in some settings may be a diagnostic tool for recognizing the contribution of hydrous melting. [1]. Dasgupta et al., (2007), Geology 35(2), 135-138. [2]. Liu et al., (2006), J. Pet., 47(2), 409-434. [3]. Walter (1998), J. Pet., 39(1), 29-60. [4]. Asimow et al., (2004), Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 5, Q01E16. [5]. Longhi (2002), Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 3, 1020.

  12. Inhalation developmental toxicology studies: Gallium arsenide in mice and rats

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    Mast, T.J.; Greenspan, B.J.; Dill, J.A.; Stoney, K.H.; Evanoff, J.J.; Rommereim, R.L.

    1990-12-01

    Gallium arsenide is a crystalline compound used extensively in the semiconductor industry. Workers preparing solar cells and gallium arsenide ingots and wafers are potentially at risk from the inhalation of gallium arsenide dust. The potential for gallium arsenide to cause developmental toxicity was assessed in Sprague- Dawley rats and CD-1 (Swiss) mice exposed to 0, 10, 37, or 75 mg/m{sup 3} gallium arsenide, 6 h/day, 7 days/week. Each of the four treatment groups consisted of 10 virgin females (for comparison), and {approx}30 positively mated rats or {approx}24 positively mated mice. Mice were exposed on 4--17 days of gestation (dg), and rats on 4--19 dg. The day of plug or sperm detection was designated as 0 dg. Body weights were obtained throughout the study period, and uterine and fetal body weights were obtained at sacrifice (rats, 20 dg; mice, 18 dg). Implants were enumerated and their status recorded. Live fetuses were sexed and examined for gross, visceral, skeletal, and soft-tissue craniofacial defects. Gallium and arsenic concentrations were determined in the maternal blood and uterine contents of the rats (3/group) at 7, 14, and 20 dg. 37 refs., 11 figs., 30 tabs.

  13. Role of the gallium scan in Hodgkin's disease

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    Hagemeister, F.B.; Fesus, S.M.; Lamki, L.M.; Haynie, T.P. )

    1990-03-01

    The reports of 240 gallium scans on 165 patients with Hodgkin's disease were reviewed to compare results with higher doses with those in earlier studies that employed lower doses. Tracer concentrations in specific sites were correlated with radiologic and pathologic reports and with the clinical courses of the patients studied. There were no significant differences in overall results between newer and older gallium scanning techniques. For untreated patients, the overall sensitivity was only 64%, but the overall specificity was 98%. For untreated patients and for patients with relapsing disease, the presence of gallium concentration in a specific site was highly predictive of active Hodgkin's disease at that site. However, for routine follow-up of treated patients, 95% of unsuspected relapses were missed by the scan, indicating the limited usefulness of negative scan results in this setting. For patients with residual abnormalities after therapy, demonstrated by other radiographic means, increased uptake of gallium in abdominal or peripheral lymph nodes also indicated active disease, although lack of uptake was reliable only in the mediastinum. Based on these results, it appears that the higher doses used in this study have not substantially improved the role of gallium scanning in this disease. Although it is potentially useful in providing confirmatory data at diagnosis or in patients with new or residual objective abnormalities after treatment, routine use of gallium scanning in Hodgkin's disease is not recommended.

  14. Method of fabricating germanium and gallium arsenide devices

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    Jhabvala, Murzban (inventor)

    1990-01-01

    A method of semiconductor diode fabrication is disclosed which relies on the epitaxial growth of a precisely doped thickness layer of gallium arsenide or germanium on a semi-insulating or intrinsic substrate, respectively, of gallium arsenide or germanium by either molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) or by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The method involves: depositing a layer of doped or undoped silicon dioxide on a germanium or gallium arsenide wafer or substrate, selectively removing the silicon dioxide layer to define one or more surface regions for a device to be fabricated thereon, growing a matched epitaxial layer of doped germanium or gallium arsenide of an appropriate thickness using MBE or MOCVD techniques on both the silicon dioxide layer and the defined one or more regions; and etching the silicon dioxide and the epitaxial material on top of the silicon dioxide to leave a matched epitaxial layer of germanium or gallium arsenide on the germanium or gallium arsenide substrate, respectively, and upon which a field effect device can thereafter be formed.

  15. 176Lu-176Hf geochronology of garnet I: experimental determination of the diffusion kinetics of Lu3+ and Hf4+ in garnet, closure temperatures and geochronological implications

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    Bloch, Elias; Ganguly, Jibamitra; Hervig, Richard; Cheng, Weiji

    2015-02-01

    The 176Lu-176Hf and 147Sm-143Nd decay systems are routinely used to determine garnet (Grt)-whole-rock (WR) ages; however, the 176Lu-176Hf age of garnet is typically older than the 147Sm-143Nd age determined from the same aliquots. Here we present experimental data for Lu3+ and Hf4+ diffusion in garnet as functions of temperature, pressure and oxygen fugacity and show that the diffusivity of Hf4+ in almandine/spessartine garnet is significantly slower than that of Lu3+. The diffusive closure temperature ( T C) of Hf4+ is significantly higher than that of Nd3+, and although this property is partly responsible for the observed 176Lu-176Hf and 147Sm-143Nd Grt-WR age discrepancies, the difference between the T C-s of Lu3+ and Hf4+ could lead to apparent Grt-WR 176Lu-176Hf ages that are skewed from the age of Hf4+ closure in garnet. In addition, the slow diffusivity of Hf4+ indicates that the bulk of metamorphic garnets retain a substantial fraction of prograde radiogenic 176Hf throughout peak metamorphic conditions, a phenomenon that further complicates the interpretation of 176Lu-176Hf garnet ages and invalidates the use of analytical T C expressions. We argue that the diffusion of trivalent rare earth elements in garnet becomes much faster when their concentration level falls below a few hundred ppm, as in the experiments of Tirone et al. (Geochim Cosmochim Acta 69: 2385-2398, 2005), and further argue that this low-concentration mechanism is appropriate for modeling the susceptibility of 147Sm-143Nd garnet ages to diffusive resetting.

  16. Direct observation of frozen gallium gas on wurtzite gallium nitride (0001) using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Alam, Khan; Foley, Andrew; Lin, Wenzhi; Corbett, Joseph; Ma, Yingqiao; Pak, Jeongihm; Smith, Arthur

    2014-03-01

    Gallium nitride layers are ordinarily grown under gallium-rich growth conditions by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) to obtain the highest material quality. In 1997, Smith et al. reported the family of reconstructions existing on the growth surface at room temperature, the highest-order being the c(6x12). Additional gallium deposition does not lead to new reconstructions. Instead, excess gallium atoms are presumed to exist in a 2-dimensional gas state. Using a custom-built MBE/low-temperature (4.2 K) STM system, we have imaged this gallium gas for the first time by freezing out the motion. The frozen-out gallium atoms are visualized as asymmetric `L-shaped' features, with left-handed and right-handed L's scattered randomly across the surface. Interestingly, on any given atomic terrace we observe a 4x greater probability of left-handed versus right-handed L's (or vice versa), which inverts across bilayer-height steps. The cause of this asymmetry is explored by zooming in with atomic resolution, revealing two inequivalent adsorption sites.

  17. Growth Control in Colon Epithelial Cells: Gadolinium Enhances Calcium-Mediated Growth Regulation

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    Attili, Durga; Jenkins, Brian; Aslam, Muhammad Nadeem; Dame, Michael K.

    2013-01-01

    Gadolinium, a member of the lanthanoid family of transition metals, interacts with calcium-binding sites on proteins and other biological molecules. The overall goal of the present investigation was to determine if gadolinium could enhance calcium-induced epithelial cell growth inhibition in the colon. Gadolinium at concentrations as low as 15 M combined with calcium inhibits proliferation of human colonic epithelial cells more effectively than calcium alone. Gadolinium had no detectable effect on calcium-induced differentiation in the same cells based on change in cell morphology, induction of E-cadherin synthesis, and translocation of E-cadherin from the cytosol to the cell surface. When the colon epithelial cells were treated with gadolinium and then exposed to increased calcium concentrations, movement of extracellular calcium into the cell was suppressed. In contrast, gadolinium treatment had no effect on ionomycin-induced release of stored intracellular calcium into the cytoplasm. Whether these in vitro observations can be translated into an approach for reducing abnormal proliferation in the colonic mucosa (including polyp formation) is not known. These results do, however, provide an explanation for our recent findings that a multi-mineral supplement containing all of the naturally occurring lanthanoid metals including gadolinium are more effective than calcium alone in preventing colon polyp formation in mice on a high-fat diet. PMID:23008064

  18. Gadolinium nanoparticles and contrast agent as radiation sensitizers.

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    Taupin, Florence; Flaender, Mélanie; Delorme, Rachel; Brochard, Thierry; Mayol, Jean-François; Arnaud, Josiane; Perriat, Pascal; Sancey, Lucie; Lux, François; Barth, Rolf F; Carrière, Marie; Ravanat, Jean-Luc; Elleaume, Hélène

    2015-06-01

    The goal of the present study was to evaluate and compare the radiosensitizing properties of gadolinium nanoparticles (NPs) with the gadolinium contrast agent (GdCA) Magnevist(®) in order to better understand the mechanisms by which they act as radiation sensitizers. This was determined following either low energy synchrotron irradiation or high energy gamma irradiation of F98 rat glioma cells exposed to ultrasmall gadolinium NPs (GdNPs, hydrodynamic diameter of 3 nm) or GdCA. Clonogenic assays were used to quantify cell survival after irradiation in the presence of Gd using monochromatic x-rays with energies in the 25 keV-80 keV range from a synchrotron and 1.25 MeV gamma photons from a cobalt-60 source. Radiosensitization was demonstrated with both agents in combination with X-irradiation. At the same concentration (2.1 mg mL(-1)), GdNPS had a greater effect than GdCA. The maximum sensitization-enhancement ratio at 4 Gy (SER4Gy) was observed at an energy of 65 keV for both the nanoparticles and the contrast agent (2.44   ±   0.33 and 1.50   ±   0.20, for GdNPs and GdCA, respectively). At a higher energy (1.25 MeV), radiosensitization only was observed with GdNPs (1.66   ±   0.17 and 1.01   ±   0.11, for GdNPs and GdCA, respectively). The radiation dose enhancements were highly 'energy dependent' for both agents. Secondary-electron-emission generated after photoelectric events appeared to be the primary mechanism by which Gd contrast agents functioned as radiosensitizers. On the other hand, other biological mechanisms, such as alterations in the cell cycle may explain the enhanced radiosensitizing properties of GdNPs. PMID:25988839

  19. Gadolinium nanoparticles and contrast agent as radiation sensitizers

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    Taupin, Florence; Flaender, Mélanie; Delorme, Rachel; Brochard, Thierry; Mayol, Jean-François; Arnaud, Josiane; Perriat, Pascal; Sancey, Lucie; Lux, François; Barth, Rolf F.; Carrière, Marie; Ravanat, Jean-Luc; Elleaume, Hélène

    2015-06-01

    The goal of the present study was to evaluate and compare the radiosensitizing properties of gadolinium nanoparticles (NPs) with the gadolinium contrast agent (GdCA) Magnevist® in order to better understand the mechanisms by which they act as radiation sensitizers. This was determined following either low energy synchrotron irradiation or high energy gamma irradiation of F98 rat glioma cells exposed to ultrasmall gadolinium NPs (GdNPs, hydrodynamic diameter of 3 nm) or GdCA. Clonogenic assays were used to quantify cell survival after irradiation in the presence of Gd using monochromatic x-rays with energies in the 25 keV-80 keV range from a synchrotron and 1.25 MeV gamma photons from a cobalt-60 source. Radiosensitization was demonstrated with both agents in combination with X-irradiation. At the same concentration (2.1 mg mL-1), GdNPS had a greater effect than GdCA. The maximum sensitization-enhancement ratio at 4 Gy (SER4Gy) was observed at an energy of 65 keV for both the nanoparticles and the contrast agent (2.44   ±   0.33 and 1.50   ±   0.20, for GdNPs and GdCA, respectively). At a higher energy (1.25 MeV), radiosensitization only was observed with GdNPs (1.66   ±   0.17 and 1.01   ±   0.11, for GdNPs and GdCA, respectively). The radiation dose enhancements were highly ‘energy dependent’ for both agents. Secondary-electron-emission generated after photoelectric events appeared to be the primary mechanism by which Gd contrast agents functioned as radiosensitizers. On the other hand, other biological mechanisms, such as alterations in the cell cycle may explain the enhanced radiosensitizing properties of GdNPs.

  20. Crystallization of pegmatites: Insights from chemistry of garnet, Jacumba pegmatites, San Diego County, California

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    Thompson, M.; Sirbescu, M. C.

    2013-12-01

    Systematic mineral and textural variations from the border zone to the core of a zoned pegmatite sheet may reflect the kinetic or equilibrium fractionation processes that occurred during sequential crystallization of the pegmatite magma. Rhythmic layering, also named 'line rock', is a salient textural feature of world famous San Diego Co. pegmatites, that consists of alternating garnet × tourmaline layers and albite - quartz layers, mm's to cm's thick. Slowly diffusing, incompatible elements in the felsic magma including B, Fe, and Mn may become enriched in boundary layers formed ahead of rapidly crystallized quartzo-felspathic assemblages. This study explores whether the chemistry of garnet concentrated in the border and foot-wall zones and dispersed in the graphic feldspar, core, and pocket zones of Garnet Ledge pegmatite, Jacumba district, might fingerprint the diffusion-controlled oscillatory boundary layers. The lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) Jacumba pegmatite district, late product of the Eastern Peninsular Ranges Batholith, consists of numerous subparallel dikes, 3 to 7 m thick, intruding pre-batholitic metasedimentary rocks. The composite aplite-pegmatite dikes are texturally diverse. Comb-textured tourmaline, other unidirectional textures, garnet × tourmaline 'line rock', and coarse graphic K-feldspar crystals occur in the outer zones, followed by massive feldspar-quartz cores, vuggy cleavlandite- euhedral garnet, and miarolitic cavities. The Jacumba pegmatites have produced gem spodumene, beryl, and garnet from several open cuts such as the Beebe Hole and Pack Rat - Garnet Ledge workings. Systematic mineralogical and textural variations, and SEM-EDS garnet compositions were recorded from border to core at Garnet Ledge outcrop and thin section scale, focusing on continuous traverses across the line rock. Garnet from Garnet Ledge belongs to the spessartine-almandine series (Sp42 to Sp65) with minor contents of Mg, Ca, and Ti, consistent with garnet compositions reported worldwide from similar LCT pegmatites. On average, the core and pocket garnet has slightly higher Mn contents (Sp 54×4.5%) than 'line rock' garnet (Sp 49.4×1.2%), but the Mn increase is not continuous across pegmatite zones. Preliminary compositions of the 'line-rock' garnet suggest rhythmic oscillations of Mn/(Mn+Fe+Mg) values, that appear to correlate 1) positively with garnet+tourmaline abundance and grain size and 2) negatively with garnet:tourmaline abundance ratio. 'Line rock' garnet, that grew in an undersaturated liquid, tends to have Mn-rich cores and Fe-rich rims. However euhedral garnet from inner zones, that grew in the presence of an exsolved fluid phase, lacks internal zoning. In summary, the chemistry of magmatic garnet is a sensitive recorder of diffusion-controlled, mm-to-cm rhythmic changes occurring during rapid crystallization of an undersaturated granitic liquid. In contrast, less variable compositions of core-zone and pocket-zone garnets reflect equilibrium with a low density, fluid phase exsolved at late stages of crystallization.

  1. Gallium Potentiates the Antibacterial Effect of Gentamicin against Francisella tularensis.

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    Lindgren, Helena; Sjstedt, Anders

    2015-01-01

    The reasons why aminoglycosides are bactericidal have not been not fully elucidated, and evidence indicates that the cidal effects are at least partly dependent on iron. We demonstrate that availability of iron markedly affects the susceptibility of the facultative intracellular bacterium Francisella tularensis strain SCHU S4 to the aminoglycoside gentamicin. Specifically, the intracellular depots of iron were inversely correlated to gentamicin susceptibility, whereas the extracellular iron concentrations were directly correlated to the susceptibility. Further proof of the intimate link between iron availability and antibiotic susceptibility were the findings that a ?fslA mutant, which is defective for siderophore-dependent uptake of ferric iron, showed enhanced gentamicin susceptibility and that a ?feoB mutant, which is defective for uptake of ferrous iron, displayed complete growth arrest in the presence of gentamicin. Based on the aforementioned findings, it was hypothesized that gallium could potentiate the effect of gentamicin, since gallium is sequestered by iron uptake systems. The ferrozine assay demonstrated that the presence of gallium inhibited >70% of the iron uptake. Addition of gentamicin and/or gallium to infected bone marrow-derived macrophages showed that both 100 ?M gallium and 10 ?g/ml of gentamicin inhibited intracellular growth of SCHU S4 and that the combined treatment acted synergistically. Moreover, treatment of F. tularensis-infected mice with gentamicin and gallium showed an additive effect. Collectively, the data demonstrate that SCHU S4 is dependent on iron to minimize the effects of gentamicin and that gallium, by inhibiting the iron uptake, potentiates the bactericidal effect of gentamicin in vitro and in vivo. PMID:26503658

  2. Application of ultrasound in solvent extraction of nickel and gallium

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    Pesic, B.

    1996-07-01

    The effects of ultrasound on the rate of solvent extraction of nickel with Lix 65N and Lix 70, and gallium with Kelex 100 were investigated. These solvent extraction systems are noted by their sluggish nature. Low frequency (20 kHz) ultrasound increased the rates of extraction of nickel by factors of four to seven. The ultrasound had no effect on the final chemical equilibrium. Gallium extraction rates were enhanced with the use of ultrasound by as much as a factor of 15. Again, the ultrasound had no effect on extraction equilibrium. For both nickel and gallium, the enhanced rates were attributed to increased interfacial surface area associated with ultrasonically induced cavitation and microdroplet formation. The stability of the microdroplets permitted intermittent application of ultrasound with corresponding decreases in ultrasonic energy requirements. The lowest energy consumption was observed with short (0.25 to 5 s) bursts of high power (41 to 61 W) ultrasonic inputs. The study also provided insight into the factors that affect the complex extraction of gallium from sodium aluminate solutions. The rate controlling step was found to be the dehydration of the gallate ion, Ga(OH)4, and the first complex formation between gallium and Kelex 100. Sodium was found to enhance the extraction rate up to a point, beyond which increased concentration was detrimental. Increasing aluminum concentration was found to slow extraction rates. Modifiers and diluents were shown to markedly affect extraction rates even without ultrasound. Ketone modifiers, particularly 2-undecanone, when used with Kermac 470B or Escaid 200 diluents enhanced extraction rates of gallium to the point that the use of ultrasound provided no additional benefits. The positive effects of ketone modifiers for the solvent extraction of gallium had not been previously reported.

  3. Pressure-controlled formation of asymmetric chemical zoning in garnet

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    Zhong, Xin; Vrijmoed, Johannes; Tajcmanova, Lucie

    2014-05-01

    Chemical zoning in garnet reflects variations in pressure (P) and temperature (T) along the path which the rock experienced. Such a zoning can be preserved in situations where diffusional homogenization and metasomatism is absent. Traditional inverse growth zoning models can only predict and explain symmetrical zoning. However, asymmetrical zoning is often observed in nature as well. In this contribution, we therefore focus on a prograde asymmetrical zoning in garnets that happens under fluid saturated conditions. In such examples, it is assumed that the surrounding fluid homogenizes its chemical composition rapidly and that it is in chemical equilibrium with rims of adjacent minerals. Therefore, a possibility of zoning caused by a local fluid chemical heterogeneity is ruled out. However, it has been proved that fluid pressure varies along the grain boundaries, in particular, during pressure solution processes. Hence, the asymmetrical zoning may be controlled by the variations in fluid pressure if the local equilibrium is satisfied. In this study, the influence of fluid pressure variation on chemical zoning is investigated using thermodynamic calculation with PerpleX implemented into a Matlab script to simulate the formation of asymmetrical chemical zoning caused by different pressure gradient along the grain boundaries. The possibility of comparing the thermodynamic calculation with numerical simulation is feasible, as the process of brute-force computational method using PerpleX can be segmented taking into account the varying pressure. In contrast to the traditional point of view of the prograde growth zoning in garnet, it is proved that grain scale fluid pressure variation, even on the order of 0.1 GPa, can be a reason for the development of the asymmetric zoning. Future work will focus on the relation between grain scale chemistry and mechanics using numerical and analytical techniques. This work was supported by ERC starting grant 335577 to Lucie Tajcmanova.

  4. Mechanism of inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase with motexafin gadolinium (MGd)

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    Zahedi Avval, Farnaz; Berndt, Carsten; Pramanik, Aladdin; Holmgren, Arne

    2009-02-13

    Motexafin gadolinium (MGd) is an expanded porphyrin anticancer agent which selectively targets tumor cells and works as a radiation enhancer, with promising results in clinical trials. Its mechanism of action is oxidation of intracellular reducing molecules and acting as a direct inhibitor of mammalian ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). This paper focuses on the mechanism of inhibition of RNR by MGd. Our experimental data present at least two pathways for inhibition of RNR; one precluding subunits oligomerization and the other direct inhibition of the large catalytic subunit of the enzyme. Co-localization of MGd and RNR in the cytoplasm particularly in the S-phase may account for its inhibitory properties. These data can elucidate an important effect of MGd on the cancer cells with overproduction of RNR and its efficacy as an anticancer agent and not only as a general radiosensitizer.

  5. Strategies for the preparation of bifunctional gadolinium(III) chelators

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    Frullano, Luca; Caravan, Peter

    2012-01-01

    The development of gadolinium chelators that can be easily and readily linked to various substrates is of primary importance for the development high relaxation efficiency and/or targeted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. Over the last 25 years a large number of bifunctional chelators have been prepared. For the most part, these compounds are based on ligands that are already used in clinically approved contrast agents. More recently, new bifunctional chelators have been reported based on complexes that show a more potent relaxation effect, faster complexation kinetics and in some cases simpler synthetic procedures. This review provides an overview of the synthetic strategies used for the preparation of bifunctional chelators for MRI applications. PMID:22375102

  6. Defect induced mobility enhancement: Gadolinium oxide (100) on Si(100)

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    Sitaputra, W.; Tsu, R.

    2012-11-26

    Growth of predominantly single crystal (100)-oriented gadolinium oxide (Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}) on a p-type Si(100) and growth of a polycrystal with a predominant Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}(100) crystallite on a n-type Si(100) was performed using molecular beam epitaxy. Despite a poorer crystal structure than Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}(110), an enhancement in carrier mobility can be found only from the Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}(100)/n-type Si(100) interface. The mobility of 1715-1780 cm{sup 2}/V {center_dot} s was observed at room temperature, for carrier concentration >10{sup 20} cm{sup -3}. This accumulation of the electrons and the mobility enhancement may arise from the two-dimensional confinement due to charge transfer across the interface similar to transfer doping.

  7. SWI enhances vein detection using gadolinium in multiple sclerosis

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    Mazzoni, Lorenzo N; Moretti, Marco; Grammatico, Matteo; Chiti, Stefano; Massacesi, Luca

    2015-01-01

    Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) combined with the FLAIR sequence provides the ability to depict invivo the perivenous location of inflammatory demyelinating lesions one of the most specific pathologic features of multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, in MS white matter (WM) lesions, gadolinium-based contrast media (CM) can increase vein signal loss on SWI. This report focuses on two cases of WM inflammatory lesions enhancing on SWI images after CM injection. In these lesions in fact the CM increased the contrast between the parenchyma and the central vein allowing as well, in one of the two cases, the detection of a vein not visible on the same SWI sequence acquired before CM injection. PMID:25815209

  8. Influence of powerful laser irradiation on electromagneto-optical dependences of yttrium iron garnets

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    Koronovskyy, V. E.

    2009-09-15

    Electromagneto-optical properties of yttrium iron garnets have been investigated in a longitudinal geometry by using optical polarimetry method. It is revealed that irradiation of yttrium iron garnet films by powerful laser impulse leads to essential increase in the electromagneto-optical effect value, which can be due to the elimination of the local mechanical strain or nonuniform pressure in them.

  9. Magnetic Force Microscopy Images of Magnetic Garnet With Thin-Film Magnetic Tip

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    Wadas, A.; Moreland, J.; Rice, P.; Katti, R.

    1993-01-01

    We present magnetic force microscopy images of YGdTmGa/YSmTmGa magnetic garnet, usinga thin Fe film deposited on Si_3N_5 tips. We have found correlations between the topography andthe magnetic domain structure. We have observed the domain wall contrast with a iron thin-film tip. We report on domain wall imaging of garnet with magnetic force microscopy.

  10. Meeting report: GARNet/OpenPlant CRISPR-Cas workshop.

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    Parry, Geraint; Patron, Nicola; Bastow, Ruth; Matthewman, Colette

    2016-01-01

    Targeted genome engineering has been described as a "game-changing technology" for fields as diverse as human genetics and plant biotechnology. One technique used for precise gene editing utilises the CRISPR-Cas system and is an effective method for genetic engineering in a wide variety of plants. However, many researchers remain unaware of both the technical challenges that emerge when using this technique or of its potential benefits. Therefore in September 2015, GARNet and OpenPlant organized a two-day workshop at the John Innes Centre that provided both background information and hands-on training for this important technology. PMID:26823675

  11. Enhanced spin pumping at yttrium iron garnet/Au interfaces

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    Burrowes, C.; Heinrich, B.; Kardasz, B.; Montoya, E. A.; Girt, E.; Sun Yiyan; Song, Young-Yeal; Wu Mingzhong

    2012-02-27

    Spin injection across the ferrimagnetic insulator yttrium iron garnet (YIG)/normal metal Au interface was studied using ferromagnetic resonance. The spin mixing conductance was determined by comparing the Gilbert damping parameter {alpha} in YIG/Au and YIG/Au/Fe heterostructures. The main purpose of this study was to correlate the spin pumping efficiency with chemical modifications of the YIG film surface using in situ etching and deposition techniques. By means of Ar{sup +} ion beam etching, one is able to increase the spin mixing conductance at the YIG/Au interface by a factor of 5 compared to the untreated YIG/Au interface.

  12. Damping in yttrium iron garnet nanoscale films capped by platinum.

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    Sun, Yiyan; Chang, Houchen; Kabatek, Michael; Song, Young-Yeal; Wang, Zihui; Jantz, Michael; Schneider, William; Wu, Mingzhong; Montoya, E; Kardasz, B; Heinrich, B; te Velthuis, Suzanne G E; Schultheiss, Helmut; Hoffmann, Axel

    2013-09-01

    Strong damping enhancement in nm-thick yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films due to Pt capping layers was observed. This damping is substantially larger than the expected damping due to conventional spin pumping, is accompanied by a shift in the ferromagnetic resonance field, and can be suppressed by the use of a Cu spacer in between the YIG and Pt films. The data indicate that such damping may originate from the ferromagnetic ordering in Pt atomic layers near the YIG/Pt interface and the dynamic exchange coupling between the ordered Pt spins and the spins in the YIG film. PMID:25166689

  13. Shock wave compression of iron-silicate garnet.

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    Graham, E. K.; Ahrens, T. J.

    1973-01-01

    Shock wave compression data to over 650 kb are presented for single-crystal almandine garnet. The data indicate the initiation of a phase transformation near 200 kb. Total transition to the high-pressure polymorph occurs at approximately 300 kb. The elastic properties of the high-pressure phase are calculated from the metastable Hugoniot data by using the linear shock velocity-particle velocity relationships. The overall results obtained strongly suggest that upper mantle minerals are likely to occur in the ilmenite structure over a substantial part of the lower mantle.

  14. Silicon ring isolators with bonded nonreciprocal magneto-optic garnets.

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    Tien, Ming-Chun; Mizumoto, Tetsuya; Pintus, Paolo; Kromer, Herbert; Bowers, John E

    2011-06-01

    A ring isolator is demonstrated for the first time by directly bonding a cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Ce:YIG) onto a silicon ring resonator using oxygen plasma enhanced bonding. The silicon waveguide is 600 nm wide and 295 nm thick with 500-nm-thick Ce:YIG on the top to have reasonable nonreciprocal effect and low optical loss. With a radial magnetic field applied to the ring isolator, it exhibits 9-dB isolation at resonance in the 1550 nm wavelength regime. PMID:21716405

  15. Computational modelling of Er(3+): Garnet laser materials

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    Spangler, Lee H.

    1994-01-01

    The Er(3+) ion has attracted a lot of interest for four reasons: (1) Its (4)I(sub 13/2) yields (4)I(sub 15/2) transition lases in the eyesafe region near 1.5 micron; (2) the (4)I(sub 13/2) transition lases near 2.8 micron, an important wavelength for surgical purposes; (3) it displays surprisingly efficient upconversion with lasing observed at 1.7, 1.2, 0.85, 0.56, 0.55, and 0.47 micron following 1.5 micron pumping; and (4) it has absorption bands at 0.96 and 0.81 micron and thus can be diode pumped. However, properties desirable for upconversion reduce the efficiency of 1.5 and 3 micron laser operation and vice versa. Since all of the processes are influenced by the host via the crystal field induced stark splittings in the Er levels, this project undertook modelling of the host influence on the Er lasinng behavior. While growth and measurement of all ten Er(3+) doped garnets is the surest way of identifying hosts which maximize upconversion (or conversly, 1.5 and 3 micron performance), it is also expensive - costing approximately $10,000/material or approximately $100,000 for the materials computationally investigated here. The calculations were performed using a quantum mechanical point charge model developed by Clyde Morrison at Harry Diamond Laboratories. The programs were used to fit the Er:YAG experimental energy levels so that the crystal field parameters, B(sub nm) could be extracted. From these radial factors, rho (sub n) were determined for Er(3+) in garnets. These, in combination with crystal field components, Anm, available from X-ray data, were used to predict energy levels for Er in the other nine garnet hosts. The levels in Er:YAG were fit with an rms error of 12.2/cm over a 22,000/cm range. Predicted levels for two other garnets for which literature values were available had rms errors of less than 17/cm , showing the calculations to be reliable. Based on resonances between pairs of calculated stark levels, the model predicts GSGG as the best host for 1.5 micron laser operation, GSGG or YSAG as the best host for a 2.8 micron operation, and LuGG as the best host for an upconversion material.

  16. Reaction of gadolinium chelates with ozone and hydroxyl radicals.

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    Cyris, Maike; Knolle, Wolfgang; Richard, Jessica; Dopp, Elke; von Sonntag, Clemens; Schmidt, Torsten C

    2013-09-01

    Gadolinium chelates are used in increasing amounts as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging, and their fate in wastewater treatment has recently become the focus of research. Oxidative processes, in particular the application of ozone, are currently discussed or even implemented for advanced wastewater treatment. However, reactions of the gadolinium chelates with ozone are not yet characterized. In this study, therefore, rate constants with ozone were determined for the three commonly used chelates Gd-DTPA, Gd-DTPA-BMA, and Gd-BT-DO3A, which were found to be 4.8 0.88, 46 2.5, and 24 1.5 M(-1) s(-1), respectively. These low rate constants indicate that a direct reaction with ozone in wastewater is negligible. However, application of ozone in wastewater leads to substantial yields of ()OH. Different methods have been applied and compared for determination of k(()OH+Gdchelate). From rate constants determined by pulse radiolysis experiments (k(()OH+Gd-DTPA) = 2.6 0.2 10(9) M(-1) s(-1), k(()OH+Gd-DTPA-BMA) = 1.9 0.7 10(9) M(-1) s(-1), k(()OH+Gd-BT-DO3A) = 4.3 0.2 10(9) M(-1) s(-1)), it is concluded that a reaction in wastewater via ()OH radicals is feasible. Toxicity has been tested for educt and product mixtures of both reactions. Cytotoxicity (MTT test) and genotoxicity (micronuclei assay) were not detectable. PMID:23888885

  17. Gallium a unique anti-resorptive agent in bone: Preclinical studies on its mechanisms of action

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    Bockman, R.; Adelman, R.; Donnelly, R.; Brody, L.; Warrell, R. ); Jones, K.W. )

    1990-01-01

    The discovery of gallium as a new and unique agent for the treatment of metabolic bone disorders was in part fortuitous. Gallium is an exciting new therapeutic agent for the treatment of pathologic states characterized by accelerated bone resorption. Compared to other therapeutic metal compounds containing platinum or germanium, gallium affects its antiresorptive action without any evidence of a cytotoxic effect on bone cells. Gallium is unique amongst all therapeutically available antiresorptive agents in that it favors bone formation. 18 refs., 1 fig.

  18. Occurrence of pyrope-rich garnets and large chemical variations of garnet porphyloblasts in the whiteschist from the Kulet area of the Kokchetav Massif

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    Takebayashi, T.; Sakamaki, K.; Ogasawara, Y.

    2014-12-01

    Garnet porphyroblasts having extremely high pyrope-components (up to 68 mol%) were found in whiteschist from the Kulet area of the Kokchetav Massif. The pyrope components are much higher than those previously reported (e.g., Prp: up to 12.37 mol% by Parkinson, 2000). Two kinds of garnet porphyloblasts were used in this study; group (A): just porphyloblasts without matrices by the excavation along trenches and weathering of the whiteschist, and group (B): porphyroblasts included in the matrix of whiteschist (sample no. ZW42). 42 grains of garnet porphyloblasts were analyzed with a standard-less quantitative EDS system. Garnet porphyroblasts of both (A) and (B) groups show clear chemical zonations and have higher pyrope components at the rim. Large chemical variations were recognized at grain by grain.Group (A) garnets, which are probably originated from the similar whiteschist as sample no. ZW42, are subhedral to euhedral crystals (5-35 mm across) and show strong chemical zonations of Mg and Fe from the core (Prp: 15-23, Alm: 64-70 mol%) to the rim (Prp: 39-68, Alm: 30-61 mol%). Large variation of pyrope components at the rims were identified among the grains analyzed. Group (A) garnets include chloritoid, Rt, and corundum at the core, and Rt, Chl, Ky, Zr, and monazite at the rim.In whiteschist (sample no. ZW42), the matrix shows lepidobalstic texture and consists of Phe, Bt, Qtz, and Ky; similar to that by Parkinson (2000). The garnet porphyroblasts (group B) measure 4-15 mm across and show chemical zonations of Mg and Fe from the core (Prp: 21-25, Alm: 71-72 mol%) to the rim (Prp: 27-34, Alm: 66-72 mol%). These garnets include chloritoid, Qtz, Rt, Chl and Ap at the core, and Rt, Zrn, and monazite at the rim. The examined Kulet garnets show large chemical variations, particularly about the pyrope components, and the difference in inclusion mineralogy, although the host rocks of both group garnets might be the similar whiteschist. The big question arising here is why such large chemical variations of garnet porphyloblasts were observed in the whiteschist with similar occurrences. One possible explanation is that the strong retrograde alteration in the matrix might have erased the difference in the bulk rock chemistries of the protoliths. Only porphyroblasts might have held the information about the protoliths.

  19. Time scales of polymetamorphism from diffusive alteration of garnet growth zoning (Wlz Complex, Eastern Alps)

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    Bestel, M.; Gawronski, T.; Abart, R.

    2009-04-01

    Garnet prophyroblasts in micaschists from the Wlz crystalline complex (Eastern Alps) typically show two distinct growth zones. The first growth zone is of Permian age and forms the garnet cores. The second growth zone is of Cretaceous age and forms the garnet rims. Both growth zones show pronounced compositional zoning. From garnet isopleth geo thermo-barometry garnet growth at temperatures of 550 to 570C and pressures of 400 to 500 MPa is inferred for garnet cores and growth at similar temperatures and pressures of 700 to 800 MPa is inferred for garnet rims. In several samples the primary growth zoning of the garnet cores is modified by late stage diffusive alteration along cracks, around mineral inclusions, and at the interface between the first and second garnet growth zone. Two generations of alteration phenomena are discerned. A first generation of alteration phenomena extends over several 100 m into the pre-existing garnet cores and is ascribed to diffusive exchange with the rock matrix during a long lasting high temperature anneal associated with Permian metamorphism. A second generation of alteration phenomena is restricted to an about 50 m wide zone along the interface between the two garnet growth zones and around mineral inclusion in the second garnet growth zone. These alteration phenomena are ascribed to diffusion controlled exchange between the first and second garnet growth zones and to late stage exchange between garnet and the rock matrix during Eo-Alpine metamorphism in the Cretaceous. Whereas the time scale obtained for the high temperature stage of the Permian event is on the order of 10 Ma, the time scale obtained for the Cretaceous event is only on the order of 0.2 Ma. This reflects the long lived nature of a stage of elevated heat flux and high geothermal gradient associated with an extensional regime in the Austroalpine realm during the Permian and the lower Triassic. The comparatively short duration of the Cretaceous event reflects rapid exhumation of the Austroalpine lower plate subsequent to the intra continental subduction, which was associated with the Eo-Alpine continent-continent collision.

  20. Gallium based low-interaction anions

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    King, Wayne A.; Kubas, Gregory J.

    2000-01-01

    The present invention provides: a composition of the formula M.sup.+x (Ga(Y).sub.4.sup.-).sub.x where M is a metal selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, potassium, cesium, calcium, strontium, thallium, and silver, x is an integer selected from the group consisting of 1 or 2, each Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl, hydride and halide with the proviso that at least one Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl and halide; a composition of the formula (R).sub.x Q.sup.+ Ga(Y).sub.4.sup.- where Q is selected from the group consisting of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus and oxygen, each R is a ligand selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, and hydrogen, x is an integer selected from the group consisting of 3 and 4 depending upon Q, and each Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl, hydride and halide with the proviso that at least one Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl and halide; an ionic polymerization catalyst composition including an active cationic portion and a gallium based weakly coordinating anion; and bridged anion species of the formula M.sup.+x.sub.y [X(Ga(Y.sub.3).sub.z ].sup.-y.sub.x where M is a metal selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, cesium, calcium, strontium, thallium, and silver, x is an integer selected from the group consisting of 1 or 2, X is a bridging group between two gallium atoms, y is an integer selected from the group consisting 1 and 2, z is an integer of at least 2, each Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl, hydride and halide with the proviso that at least one Y is a ligand selected from the group consisting of aryl, alkyl and halide.

  1. Magnetooptical and crystalline properties of sputtered garnet ferrite film using a stress relaxation buffer layer

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    Furuya, Akinori; Sasaki, Ai-ichiro; Morimura, Hiroki; Kagami, Osamu; Tanabe, Takaya

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to improve the optical characteristics of garnet ferrite films sputter-deposited on a glass substrate. The magnetooptical properties of the garnet ferrite film are strongly influenced by the thermal stress imposed on the substrate during crystallization. The condition of the interface between the garnet film and the substrate during the initial film deposition affects the magnetooptical characteristics of the entire film. In particular, we revealed the effect of stress generated at the interface on the crystallinity of the deposited garnet films with a stress relaxation buffer layer by observing the film cross section and the film surface. In addition, we qualitatively estimated of the effect of cracking in the garnet film on a glass substrate.

  2. Mineral inclusions in garnet crystals and their application in studies of high and ultrahigh pressure rocks

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    Perchuk, Alexei

    2010-05-01

    Mineral inclusions in crystals like garnet, zircon or clinopyroxene play a key role in identifying ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) metamorphic rocks and in deciphering their metamorphic (P) - temperature (T) history. In this contribution, we address the questions related to the modification of garnet interiors mediated by H2O and/or CO2 fluids released either from the mineral inclusions or from the exterior source. The data presented are based on experimental studies of eclogitic garnets containing various mineral inclusions and on petrologic studies of natural rocks from several HP and UHP complexes. An experimental study on eclogitic garnets with different min¬eral inclusions (including hydrous phases and carbonates) from several subduction-related complexes reveals considerable modification of garnet interiors at temperatures of 700-1100˚C and a pressure of 3-4 GPa, representative of different diamond-bearing metamorphic UHP terranes. Epidote, amphibole, and chlorite inclusions in the garnets underwent dehydration melting over the entire experimental PT range. In the presence of aqueous fluids, carbonate minerals in the inclusions began to melt at 800 °C and 3 GPa. Melting gave rise to new garnet, with the composition controlled by the chemistry of the primary inclusions and by PT run conditions. Garnet either grew directly from the melt or formed by metasomatic replacement of host garnet walls, leaving residual melt at the substitution front in the latter case. Partial melting of inclusions decreased the mechanical strength of the garnet host and led to local shearing. The following diagnostic criteria for melt in metamorphic garnet may be formulated on the basis of the experimental study: (1) (sub-) euhedral garnet grows within the inclusion and/or xenomorphic garnet replaces the garnet host; (2) newly formed garnet is characterized by a composition different from the garnet host; (3) the inclusion surface is features characteristic wedge-shaped ledges or radial wavy fractures filled by melt or products of its recrystallization. The increase of pressure and temperature during subduction will generally affect the P-V-T behaviour of the host and its inclusions in a significantly different way. A simple elastic model for various included minerals in garnet was used to show how the P-T trajectories of the spherical inclusions of different minerals deviate from the P-T path of the rock. Assuming only 5 % volume expansion due to the dehydration melting of the inclusion, the overpressure generated by the inclusion may reach 1.7 GPa. The increasing strain may finally rupture the host crystal, producing the radial cracks observed in the experimental runs. The experimental results were used to interpret observed features in the samples of a diamond-bearing and a diamond-free carbonate-silicate rock from the Kumdy-Kol deposit in the Kokchetav Massif and inclusions in garnet from the eclogite from Faro, Yukon-Tanana terrain, Canada. We also discuss origin of unusual inclusions in the garnet from the diamondiferous gneisses of Saxonian Erzgebirege which provide evidence on the both (1) presence of supercritical UHP liquid in the rock and (2) non precipitated origin of oriented lamellae in the garnet host. The studied dimondiferrous gneiss is composed of garnet, phengite (replaced by biotite), plagioclase and quartz as major rock-forming miner¬als. Garnet contains polyphase diamond-bearing inclusions consisting of quartz±phengite±phlogopite±rutile±titanite±apatite. We found two polyphase inclusions of 100-200 µm in diameter in a single garnet host show a tendency to negative crystal shape and surrounded by radial fractures of garnet around the inclusions. In addition, the inclusions are surrounded by halos consisting of numerous inclusions of size less than 1 µm. Morphology of the halos is identical to the well known decrepitation halos of melt and fluid inclusions in deep seated magmatic rocks suggesting similar mechanism of their formation. Most of garnet grains contain very tiny oriented needles (up to 2*200 µm) of rutile as well as of Na- and K-Mg phases. Since precipitation of K-Mg phase is impossible from the K-free garnet (below 10 GPa), the source of K should be located out of the garnet structure. Accordingly we assume that these oriented inclusions are not precipitated from the garnet host but resulted from interaction between garnet and coexisting supercritical liquids situated either in the matrix of the rock, or in the inclusions in garnet during the rock exhumation. The described above modifications of garnet interiors mediated by fluids has important consequences for thermobarometry, fluid-inclusion studies and for the rheology of (U)HP rocks.

  3. 40 CFR 421.180 - Applicability: Description of the primary and secondary germanium and gallium subcategory.

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    2013-07-01

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  4. 40 CFR 421.180 - Applicability: Description of the primary and secondary germanium and gallium subcategory.

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  5. 40 CFR 421.180 - Applicability: Description of the primary and secondary germanium and gallium subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  6. 40 CFR 421.180 - Applicability: Description of the primary and secondary germanium and gallium subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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  7. 40 CFR 421.180 - Applicability: Description of the primary and secondary germanium and gallium subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  8. Process for forming pure silver ohmic contacts to N- and P-type gallium arsenide materials

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    Hogan, S.J.

    1983-03-13

    Disclosed is an improved process for manufacturing gallium arsenide semiconductor devices having as its components a n-type gallium arsenide substrate layer and a p-type gallium arsenide diffused layer. The improved process comprises forming a pure silver ohmic contact to both the diffuse layer and the substrate layer wherein the n-type layer comprises a substantially low doping carrier concentration.

  9. Pure silver ohmic contacts to N- and P- type gallium arsenide materials

    DOEpatents

    Hogan, Stephen J. (Golden, CO)

    1986-01-01

    Disclosed is an improved process for manufacturing gallium arsenide semiconductor devices having as its components an n-type gallium arsenide substrate layer and a p-type gallium arsenide diffused layer. The improved process comprises forming a pure silver ohmic contact to both the diffused layer and the substrate layer, wherein the n-type layer comprises a substantially low doping carrier concentration.

  10. Determination of gallium in an iron-aluminium matrix by solvent extraction and flame emission spectroscopy.

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    Cresser, M S; Torrent-Castellet, J

    1972-11-01

    Solvent extraction of gallium(III) into methyl isobutyl ketone from hydrochloric acid solutions containing titanium (III) sulphate provides a rapid method for separation of gallium from an iron/aluminium matrix and may be employed to eliminate the interference of these elements in the flame emission spectrometric determination of gallium. PMID:18961209

  11. Gallium scintigraphy in a case of septic cavernous sinus thrombosis

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    Palestro, C.J.; Malat, J.; Gladstone, A.G.; Richman, A.H.

    1986-09-01

    Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis, a relatively uncommon disease entity, frequently can be fatal. Early diagnosis is imperative in order that appropriate treatment be instituted. A 59-year-old woman who was admitted to our institution with complaints of diplopia, blurred vision and fevers that developed following a tooth extraction is presented. Initial CT and lumbar puncture on the day of admission were totally normal. A repeat CT performed 48 hours after admission, on the same day as gallium imaging, demonstrated findings consistent with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Gallium imaging demonstrated intense uptake in the left cavernous sinus and left orbit as well as moderately increased activity in the right cavernous sinus and orbit, confirming infection. The patient was treated with antibiotics, and repeat CT and gallium imaging were performed ten days later, both of which demonstrated near total resolution of the disease process. Conceivably, if gallium imaging had been initiated on the day of admission it may have been the first study to demonstrate an infectious process in the cavernous sinus. Gallium imaging should be considered as a diagnostic tool in the noninvasive workup of this entity.

  12. Electrolytic recovery of gallium from dilute solutions employing microelectrodes

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    Cahen, G.L.; Gileadi, E.; Paciej, R.C.; Stoner, G.E.

    1985-06-01

    The recovery of gallium from dilute solutions is known to be slow and inefficient due to competing hydrogen evolution and the limitations of mass transport. Methods used to improve the process include pulse plating, inhibition of hydrogen evolution by suitable additives, increasing the pH, and conducting the process at temperatures above the melting point of gallium. In the present work, an alternative approach was taken employing microelectrodes to enhance the rate of mass transport and thus to increase the rate of gallium recovery. Potentiostatic plating and stripping experiments were performed using electrodes ranging in diameter from 1 cm down to 45 ..mu..m. The effect of electrode diameter on the rate and efficiency of the plating of gallium was studied at different potentials and under different conditions of mass transport. The effect of plating time was also determined, and the conditions for the optimum recovery of gallium in terms of the overall rate as well as the current efficiency were evaluated. Carbon fiber epoxy composites can serve as ensembles of microelectrodes. It was shown that, with a typical radius of 3-5 ..mu..m for the individual fibers, considerable enhancement of the rate of recovery of metals from dilute solutions can be expected.

  13. Preliminary Spectroscopic Measurements for a Gallium Electromagnetic (GEM) Thruster

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    Thomas, Robert E.; Burton, Rodney L.; Glumac, Nick G.; Polzin, Kurt A.

    2007-01-01

    As a propellant option for electromagnetic thrusters, liquid ,gallium appears to have several advantages relative to other propellants. The merits of using gallium in an electromagnetic thruster (EMT) are discussed and estimates of discharge current levels and mass flow rates yielding efficient operation are given. The gallium atomic weight of 70 predicts high efficiency in the 1500-2000 s specific impulse range, making it ideal for higher-thrust, near-Earth missions. A spatially and temporally broad spectroscopic survey in the 220-520 nm range is used to determine which species are present in the plasma and estimate electron temperature. The spectra show that neutral, singly, and doubly ionized gallium species are present in a 20 J, 1.8 kA (peak) are discharge. With graphite present on the insulator to facilitate breakdown, singly and doubly ionized carbon atoms are also present, and emission is observed from molecular carbon (CZ) radicals. A determination of the electron temperature was attempted using relative emission line data, and while the spatially and temporally averaged, spectra don't fit well to single temperatures, the data and presence of doubly ionized gallium are consistent with distributions in the 1-3 eV range.

  14. UHP kyanite eclogite associated with garnet peridotite and diamond-bearing granulite, northern Bohemian Massif

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    Kotkov, Jana; Jank, Marian

    2015-06-01

    Kyanite eclogites enclosed in garnet peridotites may provide important information on P-T evolution of orogenic peridotites in deep subduction and collision zones. Kyanite eclogite interlayered with garnet peridotite occurs in the borehole T-7, in the Saxothuringian basement of the northern part of the Bohemian Massif. This orogenic peridotite of mantle origin is associated with felsic granulites, which contain diamond as a consequence of deep subduction of the continental crust. Here, we report on the metamorphic evolution of kyanite eclogite, which shows a well-preserved peak-pressure mineral assemblage of garnet, omphacite, kyanite and phengite. Conventional geothermobarometry, average PT method and thermodynamic modelling constrain the metamorphic conditions of this assemblage up to 3.5-4.5 GPa at 900-1050 C. Two compositional types of garnet, i.e., Mg-rich and Ca-rich, have been recognised. Thermodynamic modelling shows that the composition of Ca-rich garnet with XCa (0.35-0.37) in the core corresponds to stability of garnet at 3.5-4.5 GPa. Amphibole and zoisite are preserved as inclusions in garnet cores, and they are stable below 2.5 GPa, indicating that garnet grew at the expense of these phases at increasing P-T conditions during the prograde evolution of the rock. A post-peak metamorphism decompression and cooling are recorded by decrease of Ca-Eskola end-member in omphacite, drop in XMg and XGrs at garnet rim and a very restricted formation of pargasitic amphibole in the matrix. The absence of symplectites after omphacite in the investigated eclogite may be due to a very low content of quartz and possibly also fluid in the rock. Our study suggests that kyanite-bearing eclogite underwent UHP metamorphism as a consequence of subduction, together with interlayered garnet peridotite. Both rocks were incorporated into the subducted continental crust (diamond-bearing granulites) during the Variscan orogeny.

  15. Investigation on gallium ions impacting monolayer graphene

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    Wu, Xin; Zhao, Haiyan; Yan, Dong; Pei, Jiayun

    2015-06-01

    In this paper, the physical phenomena of gallium (Ga+) ion impacting monolayer graphene in the nanosculpting process are investigated experimentally, and the mechanisms are explained by using Monte Carlo (MC) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Firstly, the MC method is employed to clarify the phenomena happened to the monolayer graphene target under Ga+ ion irradiation. It is found that substrate has strong influence on the damage mode of graphene. The mean sputtering yield of graphene under 30 keV Ga+ ion irradiation is 1.77 and the least ion dose to completely remove carbon atoms in graphene is 21.6 ion/nm2. Afterwards, the focused ion beam over 21.6 ion/nm2 is used for the irradiation on a monolayer graphene supported by SiO2 experimentally, resulting in the nanostructures, i.e., nanodot and nanowire array on the graphene. The performances of the nanostructures are characterized by atomic force microscopy and Raman spectrum. A plasma plume shielding model is put forward to explain the nanosculpting results of graphene under different irradiation parameters. In addition, two damage mechanisms are found existing in the fabrication process of the nanostructures by using empirical MD simulations. The results can help us open the possibilities for better control of nanocarbon devices.

  16. Hydrogen in Gallium Nitride Grown by MOCVD

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    Ambacher, O.; Angerer, H.; Dimitrov, R.; Rieger, W.; Stutzmann, M.; Dollinger, G.; Bergmaier, A.

    1997-01-01

    The role of hydrogen in gallium nitride was studied on thin films of GaN on sapphire prepared at substrate temperatures in the range of 600 to 1100 °C. By using triethylgallium and ammonia as precursor and hydrogen and/or nitrogen as transport gases, we have observed a strong influence of molecular hydrogen on the deposition rate and the structural properties of epitaxial GaN. By elastic recoil detection analysis and thermal desorption measurements we were able to determine the total concentration of nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon in the bulk material. Isotope substitution of hydrogen by deuterium in the H2 carrier gas did not give rise to a noticeable deuterium incorporation, showing that the sources for hydrogen are the metalorganic precursor, ammonia or reaction products of both. Once incorporated, thermally activated hydrogen effusion from n-type GaN occurs with an activation energy of more than 3.9 eV. With the help of mass spectrometry we established hydrogen effusion from heavily magnesium-doped (2 at%) GaN at temperatures between 600 and 700 °C, which is the temperature range used for acceptor activation.

  17. Gallium nitride micromechanical resonators for IR detection

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    Rais-Zadeh, Mina

    2012-06-01

    This paper reports on a novel technology for low-noise un-cooled detection of infrared (IR) radiation using a combination of piezoelectric, pyroelectric, electrostrictive, and resonant effects. The architecture consists of a parallel array of high-Q gallium nitride (GaN) micro-mechanical resonators coated with an IR absorbing nanocomposite. The nanocomposite absorber converts the IR energy into heat with high efficiency. The generated heat causes a shift in frequency characteristics of the GaN resonators because of pyroelectric effect. IR detection is achieved by sensing the shift in the resonance frequency and amplitude of the exposed GaN resonator as compared to a reference resonator that is included in the array. This architecture offers improved signal to noise ratio compared with conventional pyroelectric detectors as the resonant effect reduces the background noise and improves sensitivity, enabling IR detection with NEDTs below 5 mK at room temperature. GaN is chosen as the resonant material as it possesses high pyroelectric, electrostrictive, and piezoelectric coefficients and can be grown on silicon substrates for low-cost batch fabrication. Measured results of a GaN IR detector prototype and a thin-film nanocomposite IR absorber are presented in this paper.

  18. Gallium nitride photocathode development for imaging detectors

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    Siegmund, Oswald H. W.; Tremsin, Anton S.; Vallerga, John V.; McPhate, Jason B.; Hull, Jeffrey S.; Malloy, James; Dabiran, Amir M.

    2008-07-01

    Recent progress in Gallium Nitride (GaN, AlGaN, InGaN) photocathodes show great promise for future detector applications in Astrophysical instruments. Efforts with opaque GaN photocathodes have yielded quantum efficiencies up to 70% at 120 nm and cutoffs at ~380 nm, with low out of band response, and high stability. Previous work with semitransparent GaN photocathodes produced relatively low quantum efficiencies in transmission mode (4%). We now have preliminary data showing that quantum efficiency improvements of a factor of 5 can be achieved. We have also performed two dimensional photon counting imaging with 25mm diameter semitransparent GaN photocathodes in close proximity to a microchannel plate stack and a cross delay line readout. The imaging performance achieves spatial resolution of ~50?m with low intrinsic background (below 1 event sec-1 cm-2) and reasonable image uniformity. GaN photocathodes with significant quantum efficiency have been fabricated on ceramic MCP substrates. In addition GaN has been deposited at low temperature onto quartz substrates, also achieving substantial quantum efficiency.

  19. Gallium Nitride Based Logpile Photonic Crystal

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    Subramania, Ganapathi; Li, Qiming; Lee, Yun-Ju; Figiel, Jeffrey J.; Wang, George T.; Fischer, Arthur J.

    2011-11-09

    A nine-layer logpile three-dimensional photonic crystal (3DPC) is demonstrated composed of single crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) nanorods, ~ 100 nm in size with lattice constants of 260, 280, and 300 nm with photonic band gap in the visible region. This unique GaN structure is created through a combined approach of a layer-by-layer template fabrication technique and selective metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). These GaN 3DPC exhibit a stacking direction band gap characterized by strong optical reflectance between 380 and 500 nm. By introducing a ''line-defect'' cavity in the fifth (middle) layer of the 3DPC, a localized transmission mode with a quality factor of 25–30 is also observed within the photonic band gap. The realization of a group III nitride 3DPC with uniform features and a band gap at wavelengths in the visible region is an important step toward realizing complete control of the electromagnetic environment for group III nitride-based optoelectronic devices.

  20. Gallium nitride based logpile photonic crystals.

    PubMed

    Subramania, Ganapathi; Li, Qiming; Lee, Yun-Ju; Figiel, Jeffrey J; Wang, George T; Fischer, Arthur J

    2011-11-01

    We demonstrate a nine-layer logpile three-dimensional photonic crystal (3DPC) composed of single crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) nanorods, ∼100 nm in size with lattice constants of 260, 280, and 300 nm with photonic band gap in the visible region. This unique GaN structure is created through a combined approach of a layer-by-layer template fabrication technique and selective metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). These GaN 3DPC exhibit a stacking direction band gap characterized by strong optical reflectance between 380 and 500 nm. By introducing a "line-defect" cavity in the fifth (middle) layer of the 3DPC, a localized transmission mode with a quality factor of 25-30 is also observed within the photonic band gap. The realization of a group III nitride 3DPC with uniform features and a band gap at wavelengths in the visible region is an important step toward realizing complete control of the electromagnetic environment for group III nitride based optoelectronic devices. PMID:21970551

  1. Radiation induced carbon complexes in gallium arsenide

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    Carlone, Cosmo; Rejeb, Chedly; Jorio, Anouar; Parenteau, Martin; Khanna, Shyam M.

    1994-05-01

    Gallium arsenide grown by the metallorganic chemical vapour deposition method and n-doped to various silicon concentrations was irradiated with reactor neutrons (1 MeV equivalent damage in silicon) in the fluence range 0 to 3 10 15 cm -2. Native defects, including carbon which is a residual impurity of the growth method, and those introduced by irradiation, were characterized by photoluminescence (PL) and deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS). In some samples with fixed doping value, the PL intensity of all the transitions, including that to the carbon impurity increases at low fluence levels before decreasing at high fluence. At higher fluences, the transition to the carbon impurity goes through other maxima. The carbon PL intensity versus fluence curve depends on initial doping. DLTS results reveal the removal of a trap EL12 at low fluences, but the introduction of other traps at higher fluences. The defect introduction rates depend on fluence. We attribute the variation in the carbon PL intensity to an interaction between the defects introduced by the irradiation and the carbon impurity.

  2. Energy deposition in gallium arsenide. Final report

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    McNulty, P.J.

    1985-11-12

    This report pertains to the single-event-upset phenomena in microelectronic circuits with emphasis on those resulting from nuclear reactions induced by energetic protons. The goal is to understand the detailed physical mechanisms leading to SEUs sufficiently to put calculating SEUs on a sound quantitative basis. The author previously had considerable success in predicting the charge generation in well defined slabs of silicon. The purpose of this contract was to try extending the model and the associated simulation codes to GaAs and to begin the experimental measurements necessary to test them. The Clarkson Nuclear Reaction models were modified to handle proton-induced nuclear reactions in gallium arsenide. The codes were immediately useful in analyzing the significance that the edge-effect phenomena, discovered in microbeam studies of GaAs gates, would play in increasing the SEU rates for GaAs memories. Techniques were developed using these codes for calculating SEU rates for select circuits flown in space. Two of these circuits, the 2901B and the 93L422, are responsible for SEU problems aboard US satellites. Charge-collection Measurements were carried out using the GaAs Fat-FET test structures from the Rockwell memories.

  3. Effect of oxidation on the mechanical properties of liquid gallium and eutectic gallium-indium

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    Xu, Qin; Oudalov, Nikolai; Guo, Qiti; Jaeger, Heinrich M.; Brown, Eric

    2012-06-01

    Liquid metals exhibit remarkable mechanical properties, in particular large surface tension and low viscosity. However, these properties are greatly affected by oxidation when exposed to air. We measure the viscosity, surface tension, and contact angle of gallium and a eutectic gallium-indium alloy while controlling such oxidation by surrounding the metals with an acid bath of variable concentration. Rheometry measurements reveal a yield stress directly attributable to an oxide skin that obscures the intrinsic behavior of the liquid metals. We demonstrate how the intrinsic viscosity can be obtained with precision through a scaling technique that collapses low- and high-Reynolds number data. Measuring surface tension with a pendant drop method, we show that the oxide skin generates a surface stress that mimics surface tension and develop a simple model to relate this to the yield stress obtained from rheometry. We find that yield stress, surface tension, and contact angle all transition from solid-like to liquid behavior at the same critical acid concentration, thereby quantitatively confirming that the wettability of these liquid metals is due to the oxide skin.

  4. Simulation studies on the evolution of gallium nitride on a liquid gallium surface under plasma bombardment.

    PubMed

    Vasquez, M R; Flauta, R E; Wada, M

    2008-02-01

    Monte Carlo simulations were conducted to study the formation of gallium-nitride (GaN) layer on liquid gallium (Ga) sputtering target immersed in nitrogen (N(2)) plasma. In the simulation model, N ions were assumed to possess energy equal to the bias voltage applied to the sputtering target with respect to the plasma. The results showed the surface morphology of GaN changed from a relatively smooth GaN on Ga surface at 50 eV N ion energy to a rough surface with GaN dendrites on liquid Ga at 500 eV ion energy. Further increase in N ion energy up to 1 keV resulted in smaller density of GaN dendrites on surface. Increasing surface coverage of Ga by GaN substantially reduced the sputtering yield of Ga from the target. These simulation results were correlated with previously reported experimental observations on liquid Ga surface immersed in the nitrogen plasma of a plasma-sputter-type ion source. PMID:18315225

  5. Gallium plasmonics: deep subwavelength spectroscopic imaging of single and interacting gallium nanoparticles.

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    Knight, Mark W; Coenen, Toon; Yang, Yang; Brenny, Benjamin J M; Losurdo, Maria; Brown, April S; Everitt, Henry O; Polman, Albert

    2015-02-24

    Gallium has recently been demonstrated as a phase-change plasmonic material offering UV tunability, facile synthesis, and a remarkable stability due to its thin, self-terminating native oxide. However, the dense irregular nanoparticle (NP) ensembles fabricated by molecular-beam epitaxy make optical measurements of individual particles challenging. Here we employ hyperspectral cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy to characterize the response of single Ga NPs of various sizes within an irregular ensemble by spatially and spectrally resolving both in-plane and out-of-plane plasmonic modes. These modes, which include hybridized dipolar and higher-order terms due to phase retardation and substrate interactions, are correlated with finite difference time domain (FDTD) electrodynamics calculations that consider the Ga NP contact angle, substrate, and native Ga/Si surface oxidation. This study experimentally confirms previous theoretical predictions of plasmonic size-tunability in single Ga NPs and demonstrates that the plasmonic modes of interacting Ga nanoparticles can hybridize to produce strong hot spots in the ultraviolet. The controlled, robust UV plasmonic resonances of gallium nanoparticles are applicable to energy- and phase-specific applications such as optical memory, environmental remediation, and simultaneous fluorescence and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopies. PMID:25629392

  6. Photoluminescence study of gallium vacancy defects in gallium arsenide irradiated by relativistic protons

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    Carlone, C.; Parenteau, M.; Houdayer, A.; Hinrichsen, P.; Vincent, J.

    1997-12-01

    Epitaxially grown n-type gallium arsenide films, doped with silicon to concentrations of 2 {times} 10{sup 15} and 2 {times} 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}3} were exposed at room temperature to 200, 350, and 500 MeV proton irradiation at fluences of 3 {times} 10{sup 11}, 10{sup 12}, 10{sup 13}, 3 {times} 10{sup 13}, 10{sup 14} and 10{sup 15} cm{sup {minus}2}. The effects of the irradiation were determined through low temperature continuous photoluminescence spectroscopy. Two radiation-induced donor-to-acceptor transitions were observed. The one at 1.476 eV has been associated to the gallium vacancy acceptor (V{sub Ga}) and the other at 1.482 eV to the silicon at the arsenic site acceptor (Si{sub As}). The relative introduction rate of these two defects has been measured in the irradiated samples before and after annealing at 550 C for 30 minutes. The introduction rates are higher than those predicted by relativistic elastic scattering cross-section theory in the energy range studied here. The authors conclude that inelastic scattering contributes to the cross-section. The introduction rates are lower than nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) calculations in the 200 to 500 MeV energy range. They suggest that the proton inelastic scattering parameter used in NIEL needs revision. The relativistic inelastic scattering formula is closer to experiment than present NIEL calculations.

  7. Tissue gadolinium deposition and fibrosis mimicking nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)-subclinical nephrogenic systemic fibrosis?

    PubMed

    Boyd, Alan S; Sanyal, Soma; Abraham, Jerrold L

    2010-02-01

    Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a condition with significant and often debilitating cutaneous manifestations. Recent research on this disease has delineated an association between nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and exposure to magnetic resonance imaging studies using gadolinium-based contrast agents in patients with ongoing renal failure. This metal has been detected in cutaneous biopsy specimens taken from lesional skin suggesting that gadolinium provides an impetus for the deposition of circulating fibrocytes in the skin and subsequent fibrosis. We describe a hemodialysis-dependent liver transplant recipient who received a gadolinium-based contrast agent and demonstrated insoluble gadolinium deposition in a fibrotic dermis and subcutaneous septum using scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. He has yet to manifest symptoms and signs of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis 3 years after his magnetic resonance imaging study. PMID:19939504

  8. Safety profiles of gadolinium chelates in juvenile rats differ according to the risk of dissociation.

    PubMed

    Fretellier, Nathalie; Maazouz, Meryam; Luseau, Alexandrine; Baudimont, Fannie; Jestin-Mayer, Gaëlle; Bourgery, Simon; Rasschaert, Marlène; Bruneval, Patrick; Factor, Cécile; Mecieb, Fatiha; Idée, Jean-Marc; Corot, Claire

    2014-12-01

    This study was designed to compare the safety of two gadolinium chelates (GCs), used as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, in juvenile rats. Juvenile rats received five intravenous administrations (between postnatal day [PND] 4 and 18) of gadoteric acid (macrocyclic ionic GC), gadodiamide (linear nonionic GC) or saline, and sacrificed at PND 25. Gadodiamide induced mortality, alopecia and hyperpigmentation of dorsal skin. Two gadodiamide-treated rats presented severe epidermal and dermal lesions. No abnormal signs were detected following administration of gadoteric acid. Higher tissue gadolinium concentrations were found in the gadodiamide group compared to the gadoteric acid group. Dissociation of gadodiamide was observed in skin and liver, with the presence of dissociated and soluble gadolinium. In conclusion, repeated administration of gadoteric acid was well tolerated by juvenile rats. In contrast, gadodiamide induced significant toxicity and more marked tissue gadolinium retention (at least partly in the dissociated and soluble form). PMID:25462783

  9. Radiation effects in Zr and Hf containing garnets

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    Whittle, Karl R.; Blackford, Mark G.; Smith, Katherine L.; Zaluzec, Nestor J.; Weyland, Matthew; Lumpkin, Gregory R.

    2015-07-01

    Garnets have been considered as host phases for the safe immobilisation of high-level nuclear waste, as they have been shown to accommodate a wide range of elements across three different cation sites, such as Ca, Y, Mn on the a-site, Fe, Al, U, Zr, and Ti on the b-site, and Si, Fe, Al on the c-site. Garnets, due to their ability to have variable composition, make ideal model materials for the examination of radiation damage and recovery in nuclear materials, including as potential waste forms. Kimzeyite, Ca3Zr2FeAlSiO12, has been shown naturally to contain up to 30 wt% Zr, and has previously been examined to elucidate both the structure and ordering within the lattice. This study examines the effects of radiation damage and recovery using in-situ ion beam irradiation with 1 MeV Kr ions at the IVEM-TANDEM facility, Argonne National Laboratory. The complementary Hf containing system Ca3Hf2FeAlSiO12 was also examined, and found to have a different response to irradiation damage. A sample of irradiated Ca3Zr2FeAlSiO12, at 1000 K, was characterised using aberration corrected (S)TEM and found to contain discreet, nano-sized, crystalline Fe rich particles, indicating a competing process during recovery is occurring.

  10. Orthorhombic magnetic anisotropy of /110/ GdBi garnet films

    SciTech Connect

    Hibiya, T.; Honda, H.; Makino, H.; Honda, Y.

    1987-02-01

    Four series of /110/ GdBi garnet film bubble memory media with orthorhombic anisotropy were grown on /110/ Nd/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/O/sub 12/ garnet substrates. The orthorhombic anisotropy energy differences K..mu.. ((110) to (001)) and K/sub rho/ ((110) to (110)) were calculated from the anisotropic magnetic field and the 4..pi..Ms value. Values were thus obtained for parameters A and B in Gyorgy's two-parameter model. Calculations of the growth-induced component of the Gyorgy parameters A and B as functions of growth temperature showed that, in the fourth series of films, Bo/sup 110/ and Bo/sup 111/ were identical. Up to now, Bo/sup 110/ and Bo/sup 111/ have the same values only for (YBi)/sub 3/ (FeGa)/sub 5/O/sub 12/. 3 ..mu..m-diameter bubble material was obtained using the third series of films.

  11. Optical and scintillation properties of Nd-doped complex garnet

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    Yanagida, Takayuki; Sato, Hiroki

    2014-12-01

    Nd 1% doped complex garnet scintillators were prepared by Furukawa and their optical and scintillation properties were investigated on a comparison with previously reported Nd-doped YAG. Chemical compositions of newly developed complex garnets were Lu2Y1Al5O12, Lu2Y1Ga3Al2O12, Lu2Gd1Al5O12, Lu2Gd1Ga3Al2O12, Gd1Y2Al5O12, Gd1Y2Ga3Al2O12, and Gd3Ga3Al2O12. They all showed 50-80% transmittance from ultraviolet to near infrared wavelengths with several absorption bands due to Gd3+ or Nd3+ 4f-4f transition. In X-ray induced radioluminescence spectra, all samples exhibited intense lines at 310 nm due to Gd3+ or 400 nm due to Nd3+ depending on their chemical composition. Among them, the highest scintillation light yield was achieved by Lu2Y1Al5O12. Typical scintillation decay times of them resulted 1.5-3 ?s. Thermally stimulated glow curve after 1 Gy exposure and X-ray induced afterglow were also investigated.

  12. Influence of deuterium implantation on bubble garnet properties

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    Gerard, P.; Capra, T.; Magnin, J.

    1985-12-15

    A classical (Y Sm Lu Ca)/sub 3/ (Fe Ge)/sub 5/ O/sub 12/ bubble garnet, supporting 1.8-..mu..m bubbles, has been implanted with 1.5 x 10/sup 16/ D/sup +//sub 2/ cm/sup 2/ at 60 keV either directly or through a predeposited 100-A-thick silica layer. Nuclear techniques such as D (/sup 3/He, ..cap alpha..) p nuclear reaction and Rutherford backscattering combined with channeling measurements were used to determine the implant and damage profiles, respectively. Double-crystal x-ray diffraction was used to measure the maximum strain and magnetic properties were obtained from ferromagnetic resonance. The evolution of these parameters has been studied as a function of annealing treatments. It follows that, as compared to hydrogen, deuterium also interacts at damage-level inducing within the garnet new magnetic phenomena. A higher annealing temperature is required for bubble memory applications. The silica overlayer which is useful for increasing the anisotropy field change, somewhat affects the magnetic properties of the implanted layer.

  13. Magnetism in Mo-doped Yttrium Iron Garnet

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    Khanra, S.; Kolekar, Y.; Langhoff, M.; Kahol, P.; Ghosh, K.

    2013-03-01

    Yttrium iron garnet (YIG) is a synthetic garnet and ferrimagnetic, with chemical formula Y3Fe5O12. In YIG, five iron (III) ions occupy two octahedral and three tetrahedral sites, with the yttrium (III) ions coordinated by eight oxygen ions in an irregular cube. The iron ions in the two coordination sites exhibit different spins, resulting in magnetic behavior. Bulk YIG has been synthesized systematically by solid state reaction method. The formation of pure YIG have been investigated through X-ray diffraction (XRD) beginning from weighing in molar proportions of Y2O3 and Fe2O3, mixing and grinding, pre-sintering and final sintering at 1300 C. XRD study shows that YIG exhibits cubic structure with lattice constant of about 12 . Magnetization with varying field and temperature has been measured using a SQUID magnetometer. Magnetic measurement of Mo YIG has shown that magnetic moment increase initially and then decreases with Mo doping. Detailed results will be discussed in this presentation. This work is supported by National Science Foundation (Award Number DMR-0907037).

  14. Density of Gadolinium Nitrate Solutions for the High Flux Isotope Reactor

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    Taylor, Paul Allen; Lee, Denise L

    2009-05-01

    In late 1992, the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) was planning to switch the solution contained in the poison injection tank from cadmium nitrate to gadolinium nitrate. The poison injection system is an emergency system used to shut down the reactor by adding a neutron poison to the cooling water. This system must be able to supply a minimum of 69 pounds of gadolinium to the reactor coolant system in order to guarantee that the reactor would become subcritical. A graph of the density of gadolinium nitrate solutions over a concentration range of 5 to 30 wt% and a temperature range of 15 to 40{sup o}C was prepared. Routine density measurements of the solution in the poison injection tank are made by HFIR personnel, and an adaptation of the original graph is used to determine the gadolinium nitrate concentration. In late 2008, HFIR personnel decided that the heat tracing that was present on the piping for the poison injection system could be removed without any danger of freezing the solution; however, the gadolinium nitrate solution might get as cold as 5{sup o}C. This was outside the range of the current density-concentration correlation, so the range needed to be expanded. This report supplies a new density-concentration correlation that covers the extended temperature range. The correlation is given in new units, which greatly simplifies the calculation that is required to determine the pounds of gadolinium in the tank solution. The procedure for calculating the amount of gadolinium in the HFIR poison injection system is as follows: (1) Calculate the usable volume in the system; (2) Measure the density of the solution; (3) Calculate the gadolinium concentration using the following equation: Gd(lb/ft{sup 3}) = measured density (g/mL) x 34.681 - 34.785; (4) Calculate the amount of gadolinium in the system using the following equation: Amount of Gd(lb) = Gd concentration (lb/ft{sup 3}) x usable volume (ft{sup 3}). The equation in step 3 is exact for a temperature of 5{sup o}C, and overestimates the gadolinium concentration at all higher temperatures. This guarantees that the calculation is conservative, in that the actual concentration will be at least as high as that calculated. If an additional safety factor is desired, it is recommended that an administrative control limit be set that is higher than the required minimum amount of gadolinium.

  15. The use of trace element zoning patterns in garnet to infer reaction paths of metamorphic rocks

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    Konrad-Schmolke, Matthias; Witte, Clemens; Dohmen, Ralf; O'Brien, Patrick; Erpel, Lars; Halama, Ralf; Schmidt, Alexander; Ditterova, Hana

    2015-04-01

    Garnet is one of the most versatile minerals in metamorphic petrology. It is stable over a large pressure and temperature range and thus occurs in many metamorphic environments. Garnet has a wide range of chemical compositions and its major and trace element composition well reflects the pressure (P), temperature (T) and chemical conditions (X) as well as the element transport kinetic properties of the host rock during growth. Hence, compositional growth zonations in garnet contain information about most geochemical, mineralogical and petrological properties of metamorphic rocks. However, detailed interpretation of complex zoning patterns in metamorphic garnet was hindered mainly by the lack of knowledge about the various contributions of kinetic and equilibrium effects to the trace element incorporation into garnet. In this contribution we combine thermodynamic equilibrium calculations together with mass balanced trace element distribution among coexisting phases with diffusion models that simulate kinetically controlled element transport in a reacting host rock. Comparison of the model results with natural garnets enables detailed interpretation of commonly observed major and trace element patterns in high-pressure (HP) and ultra-high pressure (UHP) garnets in terms of reaction paths and physico-chemical properties of the host rock. The comparison of our numerical models with a series of well-investigated (U)HP samples shows that the kinetic influence on rare earth element incorporation into garnet is limited in most rocks at the early stages of garnet growth and increases with increasing grade of rock transformation. We show that REE zoning patterns can be used to distinguish between cold (lawsonite-stable) and warm (epidote-stable) prograde reaction paths. REE liberation along a warm P-T trajectory occurs in three breakdown reactions involving chlorite, epidote and amphibole. All three reactions result in characteristic heavy (HREE) and medium (MREE) REE growth patterns in garnet reflecting the contrasting partition of REE among garnet and the reacting mineral matrix. In contrast, REE liberation along a cold trajectory is predominantly controlled by the breakdown of amphibole, which produces a pronounced incorporation of both HREE and MREE in the rims of the growing garnet. Chromium concentration variations in garnet are also an excellent source of information about the reaction path. The Cr distribution in garnet cores from different UHP samples clearly reflects the prograde transformation of magmatic clinopyroxene into garnet+omphacite. The formation of garnet from omphacite at UHP conditions is indicated by concentric Cr (and REE) enrichments in the outermost rims of the garnet porphyroblasts. We would like to emphasise that detailed investigation and interpretation of trace element patterns in metamorphic garnet gives important insight into the reaction path of the host rock, which in turn has crucial implications for the interpretation of geochronological data from metamorphic garnets.

  16. Influence of gadolinium on magnetization and DC resistivity of Ni-Zn nanoferrites

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    Mahesh Kumar, A.; Chaitanya Varma, M.; Choudary, G. S. V. R. K.; Prameela, P.; Rao, K. H.

    2012-01-01

    The study of gadolinium substitution in small amounts on the saturation magnetization and DC resistivity of nickel-zinc nanoferrite has led to the understanding of the degree of formation of a secondary orthoferrite GdFeO3 phase, the generation of cationic and oxygen vacancies and the dilution of gadolinium in the lattice. The role of secondary phase in modifying the electromagnetic properties has been stressed by making further investigations on the Curie temperature and the activation energies.

  17. Gadolinium Use in Spine Pain Management Procedures for Patients with Contrast Allergies: Results in 527 Procedures

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    Safriel, Yair Ang, Roberto; Ali, Muhammed

    2008-03-15

    Introduction. To review the safety and efficacy of gadolinium in spine pain management procedures in patients at high risk for a contrast reaction and who are not suitable candidates for the use of standard non-ionic contrast. Methods. We reviewed records over a 61-month period of all image-guided spinal pain management procedures where patients had allergies making them unsuitable candidates for standard non-ionic contrast and where gadolinium was used to confirm needle tip placement prior to injection of medication. Results. Three hundred and four outpatients underwent 527 procedures. A spinal needle was used in all but 41 procedures. Gadolinium was visualized using portable C-arm fluoroscopy in vivo allowing for confirmation of needle tip location. The gadolinium dose ranged from 0.2 to 10 ml per level. The highest dose received by one patient was 15.83 ml intradiscally during a three-level discogram. Three hundred and one patients were discharged without complication or known delayed complications. One patient had documented intrathecal injection but without sequelae and 2 patients who underwent cervical procedures experienced seizures requiring admission to the intensive care unit. Both the latter patients were discharged without any further complications. Conclusion. Based on our experience we recommend using gadolinium judiciously for needle tip confirmation. We feel more confident using gadolinium in the lumbar spine and in cervical nerve blocks. Gadolinium should probably not be used as an injectate volume expander. The indications for gadolinium use in cervical needle-guided spine procedures are less clear and use of a blunt-tipped needle should be considered.

  18. Ages of Sevier thrusting from dating of metamorphic garnet using the Lu-Hf method

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    Cruz-Uribe, A. M.; Hoisch, T. D.; Wells, M. L.; Vervoort, J. D.

    2008-12-01

    Combined thermodynamic modeling of garnet growth zoning and Lu-Hf dating of garnet yield well-constrained pressure-temperature-time (PTt) paths. Here we present PTt paths from amphibolite-facies pelitic garnet from the Raft River-Albion-Grouse Creek metamorphic core complex that constrain the timing of thrusting in the hinterland of the Sevier thrust belt. Three general times of thrust burial are indicated: 150, 138, and 85 Ma. Lu-Hf garnet dating of burial-related garnet growth in the Raft River Mountains yielded a Late Jurassic age of 149.9 1.2 Ma (2?, MSWD = 1.1) based on three garnet fractions and a whole rock. A PT path from the schist of Mahogany Peaks in the Albion Range, Idaho, records an isothermal pressure increase indicating growth during thrusting. Lu-Hf dating of garnet from the same rock yielded an Early Cretaceous age of 138.7 0.7 Ma (2?, MSWD = 1.6) based on seven garnet fractions. An additional PT path from a nearby outcrop also records an isothermal pressure increase and a similar Lu-Hf garnet age of 132.1 5.1 Ma (2?, MSWD = 9.5) based on three garnet fractions and a whole rock. PT paths of multiple garnet grains from the schist of Stevens Spring in the Grouse Creek Mountains, Utah, exhibit isothermal pressure increases and yielded a Lu-Hf garnet age of 85.5 1.9 Ma (2?, MSWD = 3.9) based on five garnet fractions and a whole rock. The Late Jurassic burial event recorded in the Raft River Mountains is older than the ages of inception of thrusting of the western thrusts of the Sevier fold-thrust belt including the Canyon Range and Paris - Willard thrusts, but consistent with an eastward progression in initial shortening in the orogenic wedge and development of an inferred thrust load responsible for the retroarc Morrison Formation basin. Early Cretaceous hinterland burial recorded in the Albion Range is permissively coeval with activity on the Willard and Canyon Range thrusts. Finally, renewed hinterland thrust burial during the Late Cretaceous, as documented in the Grouse Creek Mountains, is consistent in timing with previous interpretations of major thrusting in frontal thrust systems of the Sevier belt, such as the development of the Absaroka thrust.

  19. The Soviet-American gallium experiment at Baksan

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    Abazov, A. I.; Abdurashitov, D. N.; Anosov, O. L.; Danshin, S. N.; Eroshkina, L. A.; Faizov, E. L.; Gavrin, V. N.; Kalikhov, A. V.; Knodel, T. V.; Knyshenko, I. I.; Kornoukhov, V. N.; Mezentseva, S. A.; Mirmov, I. N.; Ostrinsky, A. I.; Petukhov, V. V; Pshukov, A. M.; Revzin, N. Ye; Shikhin, A. A.; Slyusareva, Ye. D.; Timofeyev, P. V.; Veretenkin, E. P.; Vermul, V. M.; Yantz, V. E.; Zakharov, Yu.; Zatsepin, G. T.; Zhandarov, V. I.

    1990-01-01

    A gallium solar neutrino detector is sensitive to the full range of the solar neutrino spectrum, including the low-energy neutrinos from the fundamental proton-proton fusion reaction. If neutrino oscillations in the solar interior are responsible for the suppressed {sup 8}B flux measured by the Homestake {sup 37}Cl experiment and the Kamiokande water Cherenkov detector, then a comparison of the gallium, chlorine, and water results may make possible a determination of the neutrino mass difference and mixing angle. A 30-ton gallium detector is currently operating in the Baksan laboratory in the Soviet Union, with a ratio of expected solar signal to measured background (during the first one to two {sup 71}Ge half lives) of approximately one. 28 refs.

  20. Effect of bronchoscopy on localization of gallium-67 citrate

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    Phillips, B.A.; Cooper, K.R.; Fratkin, M.J.

    1983-03-01

    Bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and 67Ga lung scans are frequently performed for diagnosis or follow-up of patients with sarcoidosis, interstitial pneumonitis, lymphoma, infections, and bronchogenic carcinoma. Because many patients undergo all 3 of these procedures, it is important to determine what effects bronchoscopy and/or BAL may have on gallium imaging. Because 67Ga accumulates in neutrophils at the site of an inflammatory lesion as well as in those circulating in the vascular compartment, it seems reasonable to postulate that bronchoscopy could cause migration of labeled neutrophils into the lung, resulting in false positive gallium scans. To test this hypothesis, we studied 5 patients with varying chronologic relationships of 67Ga injection, gallium scanning, and bronchoscopy with BAL. In all patients, the repeat 67Ga lung scans remained normal or showed no change after bronchoscopy and BAL. We conclude that bronchoscopy with or without BAL does not cause increased 67Ga uptake by the lung.

  1. Dry process for recovering gallium from weapons plutonium using a rotary furnace equipped with a copper collector

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    Philip, C. V.; Anthony, Rayford G.; Shivraj, Chokkaram; Philip, Elizabeth; Pitt, W. Wilson; Roundhill, Max; Beard, Carl

    2000-07-01

    Currently the separation of gallium from weapons plutonium is achieved using complex aqueous processing involving solvent extraction and ion exchange; this process generates large quantities of wastewater containing radioactive materials. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, researchers have been developing a simpler alternative process referred to as the thermally induced gallium removal (TIGR) process; vaporized gallium suboxide is swept away by passing hydrogen/argon over gallium trioxide/plutonium oxide heated at 1100 C or higher. During the TIGR process some of the gallium suboxide prematurely decomposes to gallium metal and gallium trioxide, which deposit on furnace and vent surfaces.

  2. Interaction of a Liquid Gallium Jet with ISTTOK Edge Plasmas

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    Gomes, R. B.; Fernandes, H.; Silva, C.; Sarakovskis, A.; Pereira, T.; Figueiredo, J.; Carvalho, B.; Soares, A.; Duarte, P.; Varandas, C.; Lielausis, O.; Klyukin, A.; Platacis, E.; Tale, I.

    2008-04-01

    The use of liquid metals as plasma facing components in tokamaks has recently experienced a renewed interest stimulated by their advantages in the development of a fusion reactor. Liquid metals have been proposed to solve problems related to the erosion and neutronic activation of solid walls submitted to high power loads allowing an efficient heat exhaust from fusion devices. Presently the most promising candidate materials are lithium and gallium. However, lithium has a short liquid state range when compared, for example, with gallium that has essentially better thermal properties and lower vapor pressure. To explore further these properties, ISTTOK tokamak is being used to test the interaction of a free flying, fully formed liquid gallium jet with the plasma. The interacting, 2.3 mm diameter, jet is generated by hydrostatic pressure and has a 2.5 m/s flow velocity. The liquid metal injector has been build to allow the positioning of the jet inside the tokamak chamber, within a 13 mm range. This paper presents the first obtained experimental results concerning the liquid gallium jet-plasma interaction. A stable jet has been obtained, which was not noticeably affected by the magnetic field transients. ISTTOK has been successfully operated with the gallium jet without degradation of the discharge or a significant plasma contamination by liquid metal. This observation is supported by spectroscopic measurements showing that gallium radiation is limited to the region around the jet. Furthermore, the power deposited on the jet has been evaluated at different radial locations and the surface temperature increase estimated.

  3. Extremely-efficient, miniaturized, long-lived alpha-voltaic power source using liquid gallium

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    Snyder, G. Jeffrey (Inventor); Patel, Jagdishbhai (Inventor); Fleurial, Jean-Pierre (Inventor)

    2004-01-01

    A power source converts .alpha.-particle energy to electricity for use in electrical systems. Liquid gallium or other liquid medium is subjected to .alpha.-particle emissions. Electrons are freed by collision from neutral gallium atoms to provide gallium ions. The electrons migrate to a cathode while the gallium ions migrate to an anode. A current and/or voltage difference then arises between the cathode and anode because of the work function difference of the cathode and anode. Gallium atoms are regenerated by the receiving of electrons from the anode enabling the generation of additional electrons from additional .alpha.-particle collisions.

  4. Structural and magnetic properties of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and yttrium aluminum iron garnet (YAIG) nanoferrites prepared by microemulsion method

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    Akhtar, Majid Niaz; Bakar Sulong, Abu; Khan, Muhammad Azhar; Ahmad, Mukhtar; Murtaza, Ghulam; Raza, M. R.; Raza, R.; Saleem, M.; Kashif, M.

    2016-03-01

    Yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and yttrium aluminum iron garnet (YAIG) nanoferrite samples were synthesized by microemulsion method. The effect of sintering was examined by heating the samples at 900, 1000, and 1100 °C. The YIG and YAIG samples were then characterized using X-ray diffraction and field-emission scanning electron microscopy. Static and dynamic magnetic properties were measured by evaluating initial permeability, Q factor, and vibrating sample magnetometry properties of YIG and YAIG samples. YIG samples sintered at 1100 °C showed higher initial permeability and Q factor compared with YAIG samples. However, hysteresis loops also showed variations in the saturation magnetization, remanence, and coercivity of YIG and YAIG samples sintered at 900, 1000, and 1100 °C. The observed magnetic parameter such as saturation magnetization, coercivity and initial permeability are strongly affected by increasing temperature. The saturation magnetization and coercivity of YIG and YAIG nanoferrites were found in the range 11.56-19.92 emu/g and 7.30-87.70 Oe respectively. Furthermore, the decreasing trends in the static and magnetic properties of YAIG samples may be due to the introduction of Al ions in the YIG crystal lattice. Thus, YIG and YAIG sintered at 1100 °C can be used for wide-ranging frequency applications.

  5. Absence of gallium-67 avidity in diffuse pulmonary calcification

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    Lecklitner, M.L.; Foster, R.W.

    1985-09-01

    Diffuse pulmonary uptake by bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals has been reported previously but, in the same patient, would pulmonary uptake of Ga-67 citrate yield clinically meaningful results. A patient with hypercalcemia and renal failure in whom bone scintigraphy demonstrated striking diffuse bilateral pulmonary uptake, but subsequent gallium imaging demonstrated no evidence of pulmonary uptake greater than body background, is discussed. We conclude that pulmonary uptake of gallium cannot be attributed to calcium deposition and should carry the same clinical significance in regard to inflammatory and malignant lesions as would be assigned to patients without pulmonary calcific deposits.

  6. Multiplane gallium tomography in assessment of occupational chest diseases

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    Cordasco, E.M.; O'Donnell, J.; MacIntyre, W.; Demeter, S.; Gonzalez, L.; Eren, M.; McMahon, W.; Burns, D.; Feiglin, D.H. )

    1990-01-01

    Gallium-67 scintigraphy is helpful in the evaluation of inflammatory, respiratory diseases. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) provides three-dimensional tomographic reconstruction of radioisotope distribution in the body. The addition of SPECT to gallium-67 scanning in 27 patients demonstrated an improvement in the sensitivity for detecting the presence and extent of interstitial occupational lung disease. This technique may provide earlier detection of parenchymal lung changes than can the chest x-ray and planar scanning in some patients with asbestosis. Findings in six patients with asbestosis are reported.

  7. On-chip superconductivity via gallium overdoping of silicon

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    Skrotzki, R.; Fiedler, J.; Herrmannsdrfer, T.; Heera, V.; Voelskow, M.; Mcklich, A.; Schmidt, B.; Skorupa, W.; Gobsch, G.; Helm, M.; Wosnitza, J.

    2010-11-01

    We report on superconducting properties of gallium-enriched silicon layers in commercial (100) oriented silicon wafers. Ion implantation and subsequent rapid thermal annealing have been applied for realizing gallium precipitation beneath a silicon-dioxide cover layer. Depending on the preparation parameters, we observe a sharp drop to zero resistance at 7 K. The critical-field anisotropy proofs the thin-film character of superconductivity. In addition, out-of-plane critical fields of above 9 T and critical current densities exceeding 2 kA/cm2 promote these structures to be possible playgrounds for future microelectronic technology.

  8. Microfluidic platforms for gallium-based liquid metal alloy

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    Kim, Daeyoung

    As an alternative to toxic mercury, non-toxic gallium-based liquid metal alloy has been gaining popularity due to its higher thermal and electrical conductivities, and low toxicity along with liquid property. However, it is difficult to handle as the alloy becomes readily oxidized in atmospheric air environment. This instant oxidation causes the gallium-based liquid metal alloy to wet almost any solid surface. Therefore, it has been primarily limited to applications which rely only on its deformability, not on its mobility. In this research, various approaches to mobilize gallium-based liquid metal alloy were investigated. Multi-scale surface patterned with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro pillar array showed super-lyophobic property against gallium-based liquid metal alloy by minimizing the contact area between the solid surface and the liquid metal, and it was expanded to a three-dimensional tunnel shaped microfluidic channel. Vertically-aligned carbon nanotube forest leads to another promising super-lyophobic surface due to its hierarchical micro/nano scale combined structures and chemical inertness. When the carbon nanotubes were transferred onto flexible PDMS by imprinting, the super-lyophobic property was still maintained even under the mechanical deformation such as stretching and bending. Alternatively, the gallium-based liquid metal can be manipulated by modifying the surface of liquid metal itself. With chemical reaction with HCl 'vapor', the oxidized surface (mainly Ga2O3/Ga2O) of gallium-based liquid metal was converted to GaCl3/InCl 3 resulting in the recovery of non-wetting characteristics. Paper which is intrinsically porous is attractive as a super-lyophobic surface and it was found that hydrochloric acid (HCl) impregnation enhanced the anti-wetting property by the chemical reaction. As another alternative method, by coating the viscoelastic oxidized surface of liquid metal with ferromagnetic materials (CoNiMnP or Fe), it showed non-wetting property and became moveable by applying a magnetic field. Finally, using its metallic and liquid properties, microfluidic-based applications of gallium-based liquid metal alloy such as inkjet printing and reconfigurable photomask were investigated. A clog-free and oxide-free inkjet printing technique was developed by incorporating HCl-impregnated paper as orifice. Inkjet-printed liquid metal line can be used as a metallic interconnect even with significant deformation of the flexible substrate. Additionally, based on its ultraviolet light blocking property, a reconfigurable photolithography using gallium-based liquid metal alloy was demonstrated in a PDMS-based 7-segments microfluidic channel by showing single digit numbers ('0''9') with attainable minimum feature size of 10 microm.

  9. Lithospheric roots beneath western Laurentia: The geochemical signal in mantle garnets

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    Canil, D.; Schulze, D.J.; Hall, D.; Hearn, B.C., Jr.; Milliken, S.M.

    2003-01-01

    This study presents major and trace element data for 243 mantle garnet xenocrysts from six kimberlites in parts of western North America. The geochemical data for the garnet xenocrysts are used to infer the composition, thickness, and tectonothermal affinity of the mantle lithosphere beneath western Laurentia at the time of kimberlite eruption. The garnets record temperatures between 800 and 1450??C using Ni-in-garnet thermometry and represent mainly lherzolitic mantle lithosphere sampled over an interval from about 110-260 km depth. Garnets with sinuous rare-earth element patterns, high Sr, and high Sc/V occur mainly at shallow depths and occur almost exclusively in kimberlites interpreted to have sampled Archean mantle lithosphere beneath the Wyoming Province in Laurentia, and are notably absent in garnets from kimberlites erupting through the Proterozoic Yavapai Mazatzal and Trans-Hudson provinces. The similarities in depths of equilibration, but differing geochemical patterns in garnets from the Cross kimberlite (southeastern British Columbia) compared to kimberlites in the Wyoming Province argue for post-Archean replacement and (or) modification of mantle beneath the Archean Hearne Province. Convective removal of mantle lithosphere beneath the Archean Hearne Province in a "tEctonic vise" during the Proterozoic terminal collisions that formed Laurentia either did not occur, or was followed by replacement of thick mantle lithosphere that was sampled by kimberlite in the Triassic, and is still observed there seismically today.

  10. The effect of fluid and deformation on zoning and inclusion patterns in poly-metamorphic garnets

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    Erambert, Muriel; Austrheim, Hkon

    1993-11-01

    Within the Bergen Arcs of W Norway, Caledonian eclogite facies assemblages ( T?650C, P?15 kbar) have formed from Grenvillian granulites ( T= 800 900C, P?10 kbar) along shear zones and fluid pathways. Garnets in the granulites (grtI: Pyr56 40 Alm45 25Gro19 14) are unzoned or display a weak (ca. 1 wt% FeO over 1000?m) zoning. The eclogite facies rocks contain garnets inherited from their granulite facies protoliths. These relict garnets have certain areas with compositions identical to the garnets in their nearby granulite, but can be crosscut by bands of a more Almrich composition (grtII: Pyr31 41Alm40 47Gro17 21) formed during the eclogite facies event. These bands, orientated preferentially parallel or perpendicular to the eclogite foliation, may contain mineral filled veins or trails of eclogite-facies minerals (omphacite, amphibole, white mica, kyanite, quartz and dolomite). Steep compositional gradients (up to 9 wt% FeO over 40 ?m) separate the two generations of garnets, indicating limited volume diffusion. The bands are interpreted as fluid rich channels where element mobility must have been infinitely greater than it was for the temperature controlled volume diffusion at mineral interfaces in the granulites. The re-equilibration of granulite facies garnets during the eclogite facies event must, therefore, be a function of fracture density (deformation) and fluid availability. The results cast doubts on modern petrological and geochronological methods that assume pure temperature controlled chemical re-equilibration of garnets.

  11. Investigation of the growth of garnet films by liquid phase epitaxy

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    Moody, J. W.; Shaw, R. W.; Sandfort, R. M.

    1974-01-01

    Liquid phase expitaxy was investigated to determine its applicability to fabricating magnetic rare earth garnet films for spacecraft data recording systems. Two mixed garnet systems were investigated in detail: (1) Gd-Y and (2) Eu-Yb-Y. All films were deposited on Gd3Ga5012 substrates. The uniaxial anisotropy of the Gd-Y garnets is primarily stress-induced. These garnets are characterized by high-domain wall mobility, low coercivity and modest anisotropy. Characteristic length was found to be relatively sensitive to temperature. The Eu-Yb-Y garnets exhibit acceptable mobilities, good temperature stability and reasonable quality factors. The uniaxial anisotropy of these garnets is primarily growth-induced. The system is well suited for compositional "tailoring" to optimize specific desirable properties. Liquid phase epitaxy can be used to deposit Gd3Ga5012 spacing layers on magnetic garnet films and this arrangement possesses certain advantages over more conventional magnetic filmspacing layer combinations. However, it cannot be used if the magnetic film is to be ion implanted.

  12. First principles investigations on the elasticity and phase stability of grossular garnet

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    Kawai, Kenji; Tsuchiya, Taku

    2012-02-01

    In order to understand the fate of subducted continental materials by means of mechanisms such as tectonic erosion and sediment subduction, it is important to understand the high-pressure stability and elastic properties of grossular garnet. We study these questions using the first principles computation method. Grossular garnet was found to dissociate into an assemblage of CaSiO3 Ca-perovskite (Pv) and Al2O3 corundum (Cor) at about 23.4 GPa, accompanied by remarkable jumps of compressional wave (8.0%), shear wave (11.6%), bulk sound (5.7%) velocities, and density (12.1%). Although Pv with the grossular garnet composition was suggested experimentally after the decomposition reaction, this phase was found to be less stable than an assemblage of CaPv and Cor at pressures higher than 20 GPa. This indicates that observed Pv with the grossular garnet composition is metastable but can be obtained because of the slow kinetics of the garnet decomposition reaction. Our results imply that the dissociation of grossular garnet (as well as that of jadeite) included in continental materials subducted into the deep mantle increases the complexity of the 660 km discontinuity and can explain seismically observed multiple reflections. We have also investigated the anisotropy of elastic velocities of grossular garnet, CaPv, and Cor and found that CaPv is the most anisotropic mineral. This implies that CaPv could produce seismic anisotropy in the uppermost lower mantle.

  13. Gallium-67 uptake by the thyroid associated with progressive systemic sclerosis

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    Sjoberg, R.J.; Blue, P.W.; Kidd, G.S.

    1989-01-01

    Although thyroidal uptake of gallium-67 has been described in several thyroid disorders, gallium-67 scanning is not commonly used in the evaluation of thyroid disease. Thyroidal gallium-67 uptake has been reported to occur frequently with subacute thyroiditis, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, and thyroid lymphoma, and occasionally with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and follicular thyroid carcinoma. A patient is described with progressive systemic sclerosis who, while being scanned for possible active pulmonary involvement, was found incidentally to have abnormal gallium-67 uptake only in the thyroid gland. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid revealed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs with increased frequency in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis, thyroidal uptake of gallium-67 associated with progressive systemic sclerosis has not, to our knowledge, been previously described. Since aggressive thyroid malignancies frequently are imaged by gallium-67 scintigraphy, fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid often is essential in the evaluation of thyroidal gallium-67 uptake.

  14. Gallium arsenide processing for gate array logic

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    Cole, Eric D.

    1989-01-01

    The development of a reliable and reproducible GaAs process was initiated for applications in gate array logic. Gallium Arsenide is an extremely important material for high speed electronic applications in both digital and analog circuits since its electron mobility is 3 to 5 times that of silicon, this allows for faster switching times for devices fabricated with it. Unfortunately GaAs is an extremely difficult material to process with respect to silicon and since it includes the arsenic component GaAs can be quite dangerous (toxic) especially during some heating steps. The first stage of the research was directed at developing a simple process to produce GaAs MESFETs. The MESFET (MEtal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) is the most useful, practical and simple active device which can be fabricated in GaAs. It utilizes an ohmic source and drain contact separated by a Schottky gate. The gate width is typically a few microns. Several process steps were required to produce a good working device including ion implantation, photolithography, thermal annealing, and metal deposition. A process was designed to reduce the total number of steps to a minimum so as to reduce possible errors. The first run produced no good devices. The problem occurred during an aluminum etch step while defining the gate contacts. It was found that the chemical etchant attacked the GaAs causing trenching and subsequent severing of the active gate region from the rest of the device. Thus all devices appeared as open circuits. This problem is being corrected and since it was the last step in the process correction should be successful. The second planned stage involves the circuit assembly of the discrete MESFETs into logic gates for test and analysis. Finally the third stage is to incorporate the designed process with the tested circuit in a layout that would produce the gate array as a GaAs integrated circuit.

  15. Sulfides in the Garnet Pyroxenite xenoliths from Oahu, Hawaii

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    Sen, I. S.; Sen, G.; Bizimis, M.

    2007-12-01

    Oahu is known for its garnet bearing xenoliths that occur in the Honolulu Volcanics. Clinopyroxene is the dominant minerals of these rocks, and modes of other silicate minerals - orthopyroxene, olivine, garnet, amphibole, and phlogopite vary considerably. Ilmenite and Spinels of diverse variety also occur (Keshav et al. 2007, J. Petrol.). In this report we present new electron microprobe and LA-ICPMS data on the sulfides that are always present in these xenoliths although they make up only trace amounts. In terms of morphology and mode of occurrence the sulfides can be divided fundamentally into two types - Type I occurs as poikilitic inclusions in the silicate phases mostly in clinopyroxene and Type II occurs in the interstitial spaces between the silicates, along grain boundaries and along cracks within individual silicate grains. Sizes of both types vary considerably. Type I sulfides are generally globular and appear to have formed from immiscible sulfide melts that got enclosed by the silicate minerals that grew from the main body of silicate melt. Keshav et al. (2007) estimate the average solidus temperatures of garnet pyroxenites from Oahu to range from 1215 to 1600°C (average 1325°C) at 3-5 GPa. Therefore, the Type I sulfides are high temperature sulfides that formed above the silicate solidus. Type II sulfides take various forms - from vein-like to dendritic. Compositionally, both types include Ni rich pyrrhotites (Ni content varies from 3-5 wt%) and monosulfide solid solutions(MSS). The MSS are divided into Ni rich MSS containing as much as 20 wt% of Ni, the average is 15 wt% while the Ni poor MSS has 5-9 wt% of Ni in it. We have limited data on PGE so far but the Type II sulfides have a very low PGE content. Two recent papers have noted that Hawaiian plume-derived shield tholeiites are too rich in Ni for a given SiO2% to be produced by partial melting of a peridotite and called for an unusual Ni-rich pyroxenite source in which the large Ni content is locked in clinopyroxene. The many experiments that have been conducted on pyroxenites have not been able to generate such high Ni clinopyroxenes. We propose that the Ni actually comes from the high Ni monosulfide solid solutions similar to those in the pyroxenites studied. However, we do not think that these pyroxenites are the source of Hawaiian shield lavas because their isotopic composition is distinct from shield lavas.

  16. Phosphorus contents in garnet from an ultrahigh pressure, high-temperature eclogite of the Saxonian Erzgebirge

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    igove?ki Gobac, eljka; Massonne, Hans-Joachim; Theye, Thomas

    2015-04-01

    In the central Saxonian Erzgebirge, ultrahigh pressure rocks occur close to the Saidenbach reservoir. Among these rocks there are eclogites which have experienced metamorphic temperatures in excess of 1000C (e.g., Massonne, 2013, Elements 9, 267-272). As a result of these high temperatures, the garnet was chemically homogenized with respect to a former growth zonation. Such kind of zonation can be deduced from inclusion minerals such as kyanite, phengite, and (clino)zoisite in garnet cores which point to metamorphic temperatures somewhat below 700C. In order to test this view of a former prograde zonation in garnet, the content of phosphorus, a presumably much less mobile element at high temperatures compared to the common divalent cations, was determined in this mineral. Concentrations of P in mm-sized garnet in thin sections of eclogite were analyzed by a CAMECA SX100 electron microprobe (EMP). Different instrumental conditions, ranging from beam currents of 50 to 100 nA and counting times of 100 to 600 s on both peak and background at an acceleration voltage of 15 kV, were used in order to find the optimal way to determine this concentration in addition to the concentrations of the common elements at significantly shorter counting times. The interference of the CaK? 2nd order and PK? 1st order peaks was considered by test measurements on standard material. The calculated detection limit for our P measurements was found to be around 13 ppm at the highest beam current and counting time. Several chemical profiles through a more or less concentrically zoned garnet grain were determined by spot analyses. These measurements on a high temperature eclogite from the Saidenbach reservoir yielded relatively low P contents in the core region of garnet of approximately 150 ppm and a significant increase towards the garnet rim. Maximum P contents were found to be around 350 ppm. In the core of garnet small apatite crystals were included whereas in the matrix no phosphate could be detected. Thus, we assume that, in principle, higher P contents could have been introduced in garnet at the highest metamorphic temperatures reached if the P reservoir, apatite, would not have been consumed before. Our study has shown that measurements with the EMP result in a reliable determination of P contents in garnet with relatively low errors. Furthermore, we conclude that phosphorus is a suitable element to at least quantitatively deduce the temperature evolution of garnet. This conclusion with respect to temperature and not to pressure resulted from a literature survey, but further studies are planned to confirm and quantify the temperature dependence of the P introduction in garnet.

  17. Radiant power degradation of silicon-doped gallium arsenide and gallium aluminum arsenide infrared light-emitting diodes

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    Resimont, William N.

    1987-05-01

    This work investigates the use of the capacitance-voltage (C-V), current-voltage (I-V), and radiant power-current-voltage (P-I-V) diode characteristics as a means of modeling the general radiant power degradation of silicon-doped gallium arsenide and gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAs:Si, GaAlAs:Si) infrared light emmiting diodes. The procedure consists of measuring the initial characteristics, stressing with various operating current densities at room temperature, then periodically repeating the measurements. Control diodes that are not stressed are tested to determine the precision of the measuring apparatus and the normal variations in diode behavior.

  18. Microstructural evidences of garnet plasticity in the continental crust. New example from south Madagascar

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    Malamoud, Karim; Martelat, Jean-Emmanuel; Cordier, Patrick; Schulmann, Karel; Lardeaux, Jean-Marc

    2010-05-01

    Garnet mechanical behaviour is of great importance to understand the rheological evolution of rocks within the mantle and the lower crust. Well-constrained natural examples of plastically deformed garnets are scarce; consequently their identification and the physical parameters controlling their occurrence are still debated. In southern Madagascar, a granulitic metamorphic event has developed during a late Panafrican - Cambrian, east-west shortening (570 Ma). This has led to the development of vertical transpressive shear zones. Within these zones, we identified variations in garnet microstructure following the deformation sequence. In order to understand this evolution, we carried out a thorough microstructural description of samples using the following techniques: optical microscopy and SEM imaging, EBSD technique (localized lattice-preferred orientation), TEM for dislocation density, EMP for chemical analyses, as well as crystal size distribution, statistic grain boundary and shapes analyses (Lexa et al., 2005). The hand samples were quartzites or two-feldspars quartzo- feldsphatic rocks bearing 10 modal percent of garnet. As strain increases, various garnet textures were observed: Type 1) millimetre-sized rounded garnets bearing two types of inclusions, i.e. elongated quartz ribbons and well oriented sillimanite parallel to the lineation; Type 2) elliptic very elongated and lobed garnets (1 to 8 aspect ratio); Type 3) smaller elongated pinch and swell garnets (1 to 3 aspect ratio); and finally Type 4) rounded small garnets (300 microns in diameter). Type 1 textures are due to multiple nucleation garnets and coalescence controlled by aluminous aggregates (biotite and sillimanite). As strain increases, these large skeleton garnets start to re-crystallise preferentially at the tip of lenticular quartz inclusions, giving Type 2 very elongated garnets with unique CPO. The latter then continues to re-crystallise by sub-grain rotation as underlined by the CPO in situ measurements of new re-orientated grains (Type 3). In the type 4, few large garnets remain and only smaller-sized rounded garnets are left. In these highly deformed rocks, fine sillimanite needles are locally preserved and tilted with respect to the main foliation. All garnets from Type 2 to 4 textures are chemically homogeneous. Data from garnets, quartz, and feldspars are compared for each microstructural type and progressive deformation. The observed microstructures are in accordance with garnet ductility coeval with the deformation of quartz K-feldspar and plagioclase and showing mixing of all phases (random distribution) as well as constant grain size (average diameter 200 microns). Our analyses show that under the high-temperature and dry conditions (850C) all phases are mechanically active. This indicates convergence of strength minerals marked by contrasting (laboratory derived) rheologies. Lexa, O., tpsk, P., Schulmann, K., Baratoux, L., Krner, A., 2005. Contrasting textural record of two distinct metamorphic events of similar P-T conditions and different durations. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 23. 649-666. http://petrol.natur.cuni.cz/~ondro/polylx:home

  19. High temperature garnet growth in New England: regional temperature-time trends revealed

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    Sullivan, N.; Ostwald, C.; Chu, X.; Baxter, E. F.; Ague, J. J.; Eckert, J. O.

    2013-12-01

    A series of localized ultrahigh-temperature (UHT)/high-temperature (HT) granulite facies regions have been identified within the regional amphibolite facies metamorphic zone of the Central Maine Terrane stretching from north-central New Hampshire, through central Massachusetts, and into northeastern Connecticut. Here, we aim to constrain the age and peak temperature of metamorphism at three localities within this region: Bristol, NH, Phillipston, MA and Willington, CT. Garnet-forming reactions are linked directly to peak metamorphic temperatures through thermodynamic modeling and/or Zr-in-rutile thermometry. Precise garnet geochronology allows us to identify the timing of these peak temperatures, as well as the duration of garnet growth. Geochronologic and thermodynamic work was done on 12 samples collected throughout a ~5 km2 metamorphic 'hotspot' previously identified in Bristol, NH (Chamberlain and Rumble, 1988; Journal of Petrology). The highest temperature assemblage within this hotspot is characterized by the presence of garnet + sillimanite + K-feldspar + cordierite and reached temperatures >820οC. The lowest temperature periphery of the hotspot is characterized by sillimanite + muscovite + K-feldspar + minor garnet and reached a maximum temperature of 650οC. Bulk garnet ages from samples within the hotspot range significantly from at least 400.0 × 2.5 Ma to 352.7 × 1.8 Ma with the youngest ages associated with the lower temperature samples. This collection of ages indicates a prolonged period (~50 Ma) of >650οC temperatures interspersed by period(s) of garnet growth. Zoned garnet geochronology will help reveal whether garnet growth and related heating was continuous or episodic. Further south, in Phillipston, MA, zoned garnet geochronology performed on a 2.5 cm diameter garnet porphyroblast indicates garnet growth spanning 389 - 363 Ma, reaching peak temperatures at the end of that time span of 920-940οC, followed by a younger event recorded in smaller 1-3mm garnet crystals at 351 Ma (which may also reflect resetting of the earlier event), reaching similar temperatures of 920-960οC. These temperatures were obtained by Zr-in-rutile thermometry performed on rutile inclusions within the garnet. Even farther south, in the UHT zone around Willington, CT, temperatures of at least 1000οC were determined using Zr-in-rutile thermometry on rutile inclusions in garnet and reintegration of ternary feldspar compositions (Ague et al., 2013; Geology). The garnet age for a representative UHT sample from this site is 340.3 × 1.7 Ma. The geochronologic data presented here indicates a prolonged period of UHT/HT garnet growth within the Central Maine Terrane, beginning at ~400 Ma in Bristol, NH and ending at ~340 Ma in Willington, CT. Peak temperatures are >820οC in NH, >950οC in MA, and ~1000οC in CT, resulting in a regional pattern of increasing temperature with decreasing age from north to south across this 250 km long region.

  20. Impedance spectroscopic characterization of gadolinium substituted cobalt ferrite ceramics

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    Rahman, Md. T.; Ramana, C. V.

    2014-10-01

    Gadolinium (Gd) substituted cobalt ferrites (CoFe2-xGdxO4, referred to CFGO) with variable Gd content (x = 0.0-0.4) have been synthesized by solid state ceramic method. The crystal structure and impedance properties of CFGO compounds have been evaluated. X-ray diffraction measurements indicate that CFGO crystallize in the inverse spinel phase. The CFGO compounds exhibit lattice expansion due to substitution of larger Gd ions into the crystal lattice. Impedance spectroscopy analysis was performed under a wide range of frequency (f = 20 Hz-1 MHz) and temperature (T = 303-573 K). Electrical properties of Gd incorporated Co ferrite ceramics are enhanced compared to pure CoFe2O4 due to the lattice distortion. Impedance spectroscopic analysis illustrates the variation of bulk grain and grain-boundary contributions towards the electrical resistance and capacitance of CFGO materials with temperature. A two-layer heterogeneous model consisting of moderately conducting grain interior (ferrite-phase) regions separated by insulating grain boundaries (resistive-phase) accurately account for the observed temperature and frequency dependent electrical characteristic of CFGO ceramics.

  1. Anderson localization transition in thin films of gadolinium

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    Misra, R.; Hebard, A. F.; Muttalib, K. A.; Woelfle, P.

    2009-03-01

    In situ temperature-dependent transport studies have been performed on a series of gadolinium (Gd) films deposited onto sapphire substrates having sheet resistance R0 ? Rxx(5K) varying over the range 4011 ? (35) to 132 K? (< 20 ). The disorder strength, as measured by R0, is sufficiently high so that quantum corrections to the classical Boltzmann conductivity are no longer observed. In this region of moderately strong disorder, we find a temperature-dependent conductivity of the form ?(T) = A +BT^p where A and B are disorder-dependent constants and p is a power with value 0.4. We find that A is proportional to (1-R0/Rc)^s where the conductivity exponent s =1 and the critical resistance Rc = 22.7 k?. This change in sign of A with unity exponent at critical disorder describes the critical regime of an Anderson localization transition[1] with the temperature-dependent localization length sufficiently small so that the Gd films can be considered to be in the 3D regime, rather than the 2D regime where metallic behavior does not occur [2]. [1] Lee & Ramakrishnan, RMP 57, 287 (1985); Belitz & Kirkpatrick, RMP 66, 261 (1994) [2] Abrahams, Anderson, Licciardello & Ramakrishnan, PRL 42, 673 (1979)

  2. Impedance spectroscopic characterization of gadolinium substituted cobalt ferrite ceramics

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    Rahman, Md. T. Ramana, C. V.

    2014-10-28

    Gadolinium (Gd) substituted cobalt ferrites (CoFe{sub 2−x}Gd{sub x}O{sub 4}, referred to CFGO) with variable Gd content (x = 0.0–0.4) have been synthesized by solid state ceramic method. The crystal structure and impedance properties of CFGO compounds have been evaluated. X-ray diffraction measurements indicate that CFGO crystallize in the inverse spinel phase. The CFGO compounds exhibit lattice expansion due to substitution of larger Gd ions into the crystal lattice. Impedance spectroscopy analysis was performed under a wide range of frequency (f = 20 Hz–1 MHz) and temperature (T = 303–573 K). Electrical properties of Gd incorporated Co ferrite ceramics are enhanced compared to pure CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} due to the lattice distortion. Impedance spectroscopic analysis illustrates the variation of bulk grain and grain-boundary contributions towards the electrical resistance and capacitance of CFGO materials with temperature. A two-layer heterogeneous model consisting of moderately conducting grain interior (ferrite-phase) regions separated by insulating grain boundaries (resistive-phase) accurately account for the observed temperature and frequency dependent electrical characteristic of CFGO ceramics.

  3. Magnetism of Gadolinium: A First-Principles Perspective

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    Oroszlny, L.; Dek, A.; Simon, E.; Khmelevskyi, S.; Szunyogh, L.

    2015-08-01

    By calculating the spectral density of states in the ferromagnetic ground state and in the high temperature paramagnetic phase we provide the first concise study of finite temperature effects on the electronic structure of the bulk and the surface of gadolinium metal. The variation of calculated spectral properties of the Fermi surface and the density of states in the bulk and at the surface are in good agreement with recent photoemission experiments performed in both ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases. In the paramagnetic state we find vanishing spin splitting of the conduction band, but finite local spin moments both in bulk and at the surface. We clearly demonstrate that the formation of these local spin moments in the conduction band is due to the asymmetry of the density of states in the two spin channels, suggesting a complex, non-Stoner behavior. We, therefore, suggest that the vanishing or nearly vanishing spin splitting of spectral features cannot be used as an indicator for Stoner-like magnetism.

  4. Gadolinium texaphyrin-methotrexate conjugates. Towards improved cancer chemotherapeutic agents.

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    Wei, Wen-Hao; Fountain, Mark; Magda, Darren; Wang, Zhong; Lecane, Phil; Mesfin, Mimi; Miles, Dale; Sessler, Jonathan L

    2005-09-21

    Conjugates between methotrexate (MTX, Matrex, N-[4-[[(2,4-diamino-6-pteridinyl)methyl]methylamino]benzoyl]-l-glutamic acid), an antifolate cancer chemotherapeutic to which resistance is often observed, and motexafin gadolinium (MGd), an experimental agent demonstrating selective tumor localization, are described. These systems were prepared in order to test whether linking these two species would produce agents with enhanced activity relative to MTX alone. Both ester- and amide-linked conjugates were synthesized starting from MGd and MTX. The ester conjugate showed greater in vitro anti-proliferative activity against the A549 lung carcinoma cell line at short incubation times than did MTX alone. Neither the amide conjugate, nor MGd, showed any observable activity under these in vitro conditions. These results are rationalized in terms of enhanced cellular uptake of both the ester and amide conjugates that is coupled with an effective rate of release (e.g., inherent or enzyme-mediated hydrolysis) in the case of the ester-linked conjugate, but not the corresponding amide system. PMID:16132091

  5. Multiple sclerosis: serial study of gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging.

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    Grossman, R I; Braffman, B H; Brorson, J R; Goldberg, H I; Silberberg, D H; Gonzalez-Scarano, F

    1988-10-01

    Thirteen patients with definite multiple sclerosis (MS), studied 16-24 months previously with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with and without enhancement by intravenously administered gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) dimeglumine, were reexamined with a similar protocol. Assessment of enhancement and clinical activity in both studies revealed that enhancement was observed in 13 of 14 cases in which clinical activity had changed within 4 weeks of the study and thus appeared more sensitive than clinical examination in determining active disease. The 3-minute postinjection, short repetition time image (TR) was the most efficient for depicting enhancement. Enhancing lesions (active plaques) arose from previously hyper- or isointense regions on long TR images. Previously active lesions reverted to areas of iso- or hyperintensity on long TR images. Serial comparison of long TR images in this population reveals a decrease in high-intensity lesions on long TR images in some cases and an increase in others. The findings of high-intensity regions on long TR images and previously enhancing lesions both becoming isointense suggests that transient inflammatory changes with concomitant edema without demyelination and/or with significant remyelination may occur in some MS lesions. MS lesions are dynamic; both active and inactive lesions may show dramatic change on longitudinal MR imaging studies. PMID:3420246

  6. Gadolinium oxide nanoparticles as potential multimodal imaging and therapeutic agents.

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    Kim, Tae Jeong; Chae, Kwon Seok; Chang, Yongmin; Lee, Gang Ho

    2013-01-01

    Potentials of hydrophilic and biocompatible ligand coated gadolinium oxide nanoparticles as multimodal imaging agents, drug carriers, and therapeutic agents are reviewed. First of all, they can be used as advanced T1 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents because they have r1 larger than those of Gd(III)-chelates due to a high density of Gd(III) per nanoparticle. They can be further functionalized by conjugating other imaging agents such as fluorescent imaging (FI), X-ray computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission tomography (SPECT) agents. They can be also useful for drug carriers through morphology modifications. They themselves are also potential CT and ultrasound imaging (USI) contrast and thermal neutron capture therapeutic (NCT) agents, which are superior to commercial iodine compounds, air-filled albumin microspheres, and boron ((10)B) compounds, respectively. They, when conjugated with targeting agents such as antibodies and peptides, will provide enhanced images and be also very useful for diagnosis and therapy of diseases (so called theragnosis). PMID:23432005

  7. Magnetism of Gadolinium: A First-Principles Perspective.

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    Oroszlny, L; Dek, A; Simon, E; Khmelevskyi, S; Szunyogh, L

    2015-08-28

    By calculating the spectral density of states in the ferromagnetic ground state and in the high temperature paramagnetic phase we provide the first concise study of finite temperature effects on the electronic structure of the bulk and the surface of gadolinium metal. The variation of calculated spectral properties of the Fermi surface and the density of states in the bulk and at the surface are in good agreement with recent photoemission experiments performed in both ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases. In the paramagnetic state we find vanishing spin splitting of the conduction band, but finite local spin moments both in bulk and at the surface. We clearly demonstrate that the formation of these local spin moments in the conduction band is due to the asymmetry of the density of states in the two spin channels, suggesting a complex, non-Stoner behavior. We, therefore, suggest that the vanishing or nearly vanishing spin splitting of spectral features cannot be used as an indicator for Stoner-like magnetism. PMID:26371666

  8. Stimulation of Fibroblast Proliferation by Insoluble Gadolinium Salts

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    Bleavins, Katherine; Perone, Patricia; Naik, Madhav; Rehman, Muneeb; Aslam, Muhammad N.; Dame, Michael K.; Meshinchi, Sasha; Bhagavathula, Narasimharao; Varani, James

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess insoluble salts containing gadolinium (Gd3+) for effects on human dermal fibroblasts. Responses to insoluble Gd3+ salts were compared to responses seen with Gd3+ solubilized with organic chelators, as in the Gd3+-based contrast agents (GBCAs) used for magnetic resonance imaging. Insoluble particles of either Gd3+-phosphate or Gd3+-carbonate rapidly attached to the fibroblast cell surface and stimulated proliferation. Growth was observed at Gd3+ concentrations between 12.5 and 125 ?M, with toxicity at higher concentrations. Such a narrow window did not characterize GBCA stimulation. Proliferation induced by insoluble Gd3+ salts was inhibited in the presence of antagonists of mitogen-activated protein kinase and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathways (similar to chelated Gd3+) but was not blocked by an antibody to the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (different from chelated-Gd3+). Finally, high concentrations of the insoluble Gd3+ salts failed to prevent fibroblast lysis under low-Ca2+ conditions while similar concentrations of chelated-Gd3+ were effective. In conclusion, while insoluble Gd3+ salts are capable of stimulating fibroblast proliferation, one should be cautious in assuming that GBCA dechelation must occur in vivo to produce the profibrotic changes seen in association with GBCA exposure in the subset of renal failure patients that develop nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. PMID:21882070

  9. Preparation and characterization of spherical yttrium iron garnet via coprecipitation

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    Jafelicci, M.; Godoi, R. H. M.

    2001-05-01

    The purpose of this work is to obtain spherical particles yttrium iron garnet (YIG) by coprecipitation technique. The spherical particles were obtained from either nitrate or chloride salt solutions by controlling the precipitation medium. Different agents of dispersion such as PVP and ammonium iron sulfate were used to optimize the shape and size of YIG. Samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. The results show that the samples phase transition takes place at 850C (orthorhombic phase) and at 1200C (cubic phase). Spherical shape particles, with diameter of around 0.5 ?m, present magnetization values close to the bulk value (26 emu g -1).

  10. Garnet-Perovskite transformation in CaGeO3

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    Ono, S.

    2012-04-01

    The phase transitions and physical properties of the garnet and the perovskite structure at high P-T conditions have attracted attention to understand the dynamics of the Earth's interior because major compositions (MgSiO3 or CaSiO3) have these structures in the Earth's mantle. It is known that some ABO3 compounds are excellent analogues of MgSiO3 or CaSiO3. Calcium germinate (CaGeO3) exhibits a sequence of phase transitions from a pyroxenoid to a tetragonal garnet phase, and subsequently to an orthorhombic perovskite phase. The phase boundaries in CaGeO3 have been also used as a pressure calibration point at high temperatures in high-pressure experiments, such as for SiO2 and Mg2SiO4. Therefore, the precise phase boundary of CaGeO3 needs to be determined. The transition pressure of CaGeO3 has been investigated in static high-pressure experiments using quench [1] and in situ methods [2]. According to previous high-pressure experiments, the transition pressure is ~6 GP and this boundary had a negative slope. In contrast, Ross et al. [1] also estimated the value of dP/dT slope of this transition using calorimetry data, and calculated the slope to be 2-3 times more negative than the value determined from high-pressure experiments. Therefore, we reinvestigated the dP/dT slope of garnet-perovskite transition in CaGeO3 using the high-pressure experiments. In this study, the use of a multi-anvil high-pressure system combined with a synchrotron radiation source made it possible to acquire precise data from samples under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions [3]. After reaching the required pressure and temperature, we performed in situ measurements using the synchrotron X-rays. The duration of heating was 0.5-2.0 hours. At the end of the experimental runs, the sample was quenched by cutting off the electrical power. This heating procedure was the same as that used in typical quench experiments. We performed approximately 30 experimental runs, and the boundary determined in this study is in general agreement with that reported in previous high-pressure experiments [1,2]. However, the value of our dP/dT slope was 2-3 times more negative than that in previous experiments [3]. The calculated value of the dP/dT slope using calorimetry data [1] is consistent with our value of dP/dT [3]. It is likely that the discrepancy between previous and our high-pressure experiments dues to the kinetics of the structural phase transition. In previous in situ experiments [2], the P-T condition was changed several times during each run while observing the transition from the garnet to the perovskite structure. It is known that a metastable overshoot (?P or ?T) is required to provide a sufficiently large energy driving force to overcome a nucleation and/or growth barrier for the transition in previous experiments [2]. To avoid any influence of the kinetic effect, we used the same heating cycle as that used in conventional quench experiments.

  11. Dating metamorphism with the Lu-Hf garnet method

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    Scherer, E.; Mezger, K.; Mnker, C.

    2003-04-01

    Garnet (Grt), a common product of metamorphic reactions in a wide range of rock types, not only plays a key role in thermobarometery, but also makes a useful geochronometer by fractionating the parent/daughter element ratios of several isotope systems. Grt is thus valuable for reconstructing pressure-temperature-time (P-T-t) paths in metamorphosed terranes. Lu-Hf Grt dating has flourished with the development of the MC-ICP-MS and vastly simplified chemical separation procedures. Lu-Hf has several advantages over other systems for dating Grt, notably better age resolution at lower ages, high closure temperature, and better tolerance for certain types of inclusions. Constraining P-T-t paths often involves comparing the results of several absolute dating methods (e.g., Lu-Hf in Grt, Rb-Sr in mica, U-Pb in sphene, Ar-Ar in hornblende), for which the decay constants and closure temperatures (T_C) are known. The 176Lu decay constant is controversial however, with estimates ranging from 1.70 to 1.98 10-11yr-1, a 15% spread. Nevertheless, our recent experiments using 7 different terrestrial mineral samples yield a mean lambda 176Lu of [1.869 0.016] 10-11yr-1 (2 s.d.). Using this recommended value, differences between and Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd garnet ages from slowly cooled granulite facies rocks suggest that the T_C of Lu-Hf in these Grt-whole rock systems is 50--150^oC higher than that of Sm-Nd in a given sample. Though absolute T_C values await diffusion data for Hf and Lu in garnet, the T_C is probably high enough to record garnet growth in many amphibolite facies rocks and low-T eclogites. Lu-Hf ages for high-T eclogites and granulites are probably cooling ages. An additional consideration specific to dating metamorphic events is that unlike igneous rocks, which often satisfy the isochron requirement of initial isotopic homogeneity among all phases, metamorphic rocks are often not completely homogenized. Relict matrix minerals (e.g., magmatic Cpx in eclogite) and inherited trace element rich inclusions (e.g., zircon, monazite, clinozoisite) in Grt can cause spurious internal isochron ages. Though mineral separation techniques and careful hand-picking can effectively remove relict matrix minerals, it is practically impossible to produce inclusion-free Grt separates. To improve the quality of Sm-Nd (and Lu-Hf) isochrons, several workers have employed acid "leaching" to remove monazite and clinozoisite inclusions before the final Grt digestion. Unfortunately, zircon and rutile inclusions, which severely affect the Hf budget of Grt, are not removed, leading to imprecise and sometimes inaccurate Lu-Hf ages. To solve this problem, we developed a selective digestion technique that dissolves Grt and achieves spike-sample equilibration, without dissolving zircon or rutile. We will illustrate this new method using eclogite examples from the Variscan fold belt of southern Germany.

  12. Effectiveness of ion implantation of iron garnet films

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    Tikhonov, A.N.; Fedichkin, G.M.; Yurchenko, S.E.; Suslin, L.A.; Smirnov, I.S.; Shlenov, Yu.V.

    1986-01-01

    The authors seek to determine experimentally what changes of the magnetic bubble properties and of the iron garnet film characteristics resulting from implantation of Ne/sup +/ ions can be used as criteria for assessing the effectiveness of this process in the production of bubble devices. For the experiments, the authors used (YBi)/sub 3/(FeGa)/sub 5/O/sub 12/; (TmBi)/sub 3/(FeGa)/sub 5/O/sub 12/; and (YSmLuCa)/sub 3/(FeGe)/sub 5/O/sub 12/. The orientation of the Gd/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/O/sub 12/ substrate is (111) in all cases. The current density of the H/sup +/ proton beam did not exceed 0.5 micro-A/cm/sup 2/.

  13. Spodumene and garnet luminescence excited by subnanosecond electron beams

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    Baksht, E. Kh.; Burachenko, A. G.; Solomonov, V. I.; Tarasenko, V. F.

    2011-11-01

    Pulsed cathodoluminescence of spodumene and yttrium-aluminum garnet crystals activated by Mn2+ and Nd3+ ions, respectively, is investigated. The luminescence was excited upon crystal irradiation by electron beams with current densities of 35 and 100 A/cm2 and average electron energy of 50 keV for 0.1, 0.25, and 0.65 ns. It is demonstrated that the electron beam duration decreased to several tenth of a nanosecond does not lead to essential changes of the mechanisms of pulsed cathodoluminescence excitation and character of its spectrum, but in this case, the intensity of luminescence of the hole centers increases compared with the intracenter luminescence.

  14. Radiative Performance of Rare Earth Garnet Thin Film Selective Emitters

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    Lowe, Roland A.; Chubb, Donald L.; Good, Brian S.

    1994-01-01

    In this paper we present the first emitter efficiency results for the thin film 40 percent Er-1.5 percent Ho YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet, Y3Al5O12) and 25 percent Ho YAG selective emitter at 1500 K with a platinum substrate. Spectral emittance and emissive power measurements were made (1.2 less than lambda less than 3.2 microns). Emitter efficiency and power density are significantly improved with the addition of multiple rare earth dopants. Predicted efficiency results are presented for an optimized (equal power density in the Er, (4)I(sub 15/2)-(4)I(sub 13/2) at 1.5 microns, and Ho, (5)I(sub 7)-(5)I(sub 8) at 2.0 micron emission bands) Er-Ho YAG thin film selective emitter.

  15. Intermittency Observed in Yttrium Iron Garnet under Parallel Pumping

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    Mitsudo, Seitaro; Yamazaki, Hitoshi

    1994-09-01

    Parallel pumping experiments in yttrium iron garnet have been performed at a pumping frequency 9.45 GHz and at a temperature 4.2 K. Above the spin-wave instability threshold, auto-oscillations of magnon amplitude are observed. Just above the onset of the auto-oscillations, signal has character of intermittent. From time-series data, Poincaré return maps and distribution of laminar period lengths are obtained. These results are in agreement with the theory based on symmetrical mapping that describes the dynamics of Lorentz type flows. Bifurcation parameters obtained by the best fit with the theoretical relation are presented as a function of the microwave power. Relationship between the average of the laminar lengths and the bifurcation parameter is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction.

  16. Ferromagnetic resonance of sputtered yttrium iron garnet nanometer films

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    Liu, Tao; Chang, Houchen; Sun, Yiyan; Kabatek, Michael; Wu, Mingzhong; Vlaminck, Vincent; Hoffmann, Axel; Deng, Longjiang

    2014-05-07

    Growth of nm-thick yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films by sputtering and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) properties in the films were studied. The FMR linewidth of the YIG film decreased as the film thickness was increased from several nanometers to about 100?nm. For films with very smooth surfaces, the linewidth increased linearly with frequency. In contrast, for films with big grains on the surface, the linewidth-frequency response was strongly nonlinear. Films in the 726?nm thickness range showed a surface roughness between 0.1?nm and 0.4?nm, a 9.48-GHz FMR linewidth in the 610?Oe range, and a damping constant of about 0.001.

  17. Reciprocating Magnetic Refrigerator

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    Johnson, D. L.

    1985-01-01

    Unit cools to 4 K by adiabatic demagnetization. Two porous matrices of paramagnetic material gadolinium/gallium/garnet held in long piston called displacer, machined out of Micarta (phenol formaldehyde polymer). Holes in side of displacer allow heat-exchange fluid to flow to and through matrices within. Piston seals on displacer prevent substantial mixing of fluid in two loops. Magnetic refrigerator provides continuous rather than "one-shot" cooling.

  18. High-Pressure Phase Transition in Yttrium Iron Garnet

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    Stan, C. V.; Wang, J.; Zouboulis, I. S.; Prakapenka, V.; Duffy, T. S.

    2014-12-01

    High-pressure investigations of rare earth transition metal oxide garnets have revealed structural and magnetic phase transitions, including pressure-induced amorphization, magnetic collapse, spin crossover transitions and metallization, as well as transformation to highly-incompressible oxides. Yttrium iron garnet (YIG), Y3Fe5O12, exhibits interesting magnetic properties, behaving as a ferrimagnet with a Nel temperature TN ~ 559 K at ambient pressure and transforming to a paramagnetic material at high temperatures. At high temperatures and pressures, it converts to a GdFeO3-type perovskite structure. However, the composition of the perovskite is debated, with two proposed reaction pathways, leading to either (Y0.75Fe0.25)FeO3-perovskite or a mixture of YFeO3-perovskite and Fe2O3. Here, we synthesized YIG-perovskite in the diamond anvil cell above 18 GPa and 1500 K at GeoSoilEnviroCARS beamline 13-ID-D of the Advanced Photon Source. NaCl was used as a quasihydrostatic pressure medium, and Au, with the Fei equation of state, was used as the pressure calibrant and laser absorber. Our measurements of the perovskite structure extend to 70 GPa with annealing at each pressure step. We do not find any iron oxide diffraction peaks after heating, indicating that the perovskite structure is likely (Y0.75Fe0.25)FeO3. We observe a previously unknown ~5% volume discontinuity in the perovskite between 44 and 50 GPa. This discontinuity is not accompanied by a change in the diffraction pattern, suggesting that the Fe in this structure undergoes a high-spin to low-spin transition. When compressing without laser heating, we confirm the amorphization of YIG starting material at 50 GPa that was previously observed by Gavriliuk et al. (2006). This amorphous material is easily converted to the low-spin perovskite upon heating above 1400 K.

  19. Discovery of gallium, germanium, lutetium, and hafnium isotopes

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    Gross, J.L.; Thoennessen, M.

    2012-09-15

    Currently, twenty-eight gallium, thirty-one germanium, thirty-five lutetium, and thirty-six hafnium isotopes have been observed and the discovery of these isotopes is described here. For each isotope a brief synopsis of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

  20. Axial Distribution of Gallium in Silicon Crystals for Photovoltaic Applications

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    Lee, Kyoung-Hee

    2007-05-01

    The lifetime degradation induced by light illumination or carrier injection observed in Czochralski-grown silicon leads to a significant decrease in solar cell efficiency. The reduction in the extent of this effect has a high potential for the improvement of Czochralski-grown silicon solar cells. An approach to the substitution of boron with gallium in p-type Czochralski-grown silicon crystal has been pursued in a recent study. Since a reduced extent of light-induced degradation of minority carrier lifetime was observed, this approach seems to be very promising. The only disadvantage is the low segregation coefficient of gallium in silicon, resulting in a high resistivity variation over the crystal length compared with that in the case of boron doping. We propose a simple codoping (e.g., gallium and bismuth) method for controlling resistivity variation. Numerical simulations have been performed to study the transport phenomena of dopants in conventional and proposed silicon growth processes using the finite-element method and implicit Euler time integration. It has been demonstrated using mathematical models and numerical analysis that the axial distribution of effective gallium concentration can be modified in Czochralski-grown silicon for photovoltaic applications and made relatively uniform by the proposed doping method.